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by sspontak
Thu Aug 27, 2020 2:49 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: TWA 747 Operations
Replies: 69
Views: 7847

Re: TWA 747 Operations

In my late teens in 1983, I did a day trip from JFK-BOS-JFK. JFK-BOS was on a Pan Am 727-200. The return BOS-JFK was on a TWA 747. The flight was only about half full and I remember the flight attendants managed to do a full beverage service. Does anyone know if the TWA 747 between BOS-JFK was a reg...

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by sspontak
Sat May 30, 2020 5:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Is American really done with the 757?
Replies: 54
Views: 10233

Re: Is American really done with the 757?

The international configured 757 business seats were really nice. I liked the 757 in AA's fleet. Sorry to see the 757 and 767 go from the fleet.

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by sspontak
Wed May 13, 2020 10:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Do Delta ERJ 145's still exist
Replies: 24
Views: 4043

Re: Do Delta ERJ 145's still exist

The 1-2 configuration on the ERJ-145 was really nice for main cabin. I never flew this aircraft on DL but I still fly on AA's ERJ-145 out of ISP. Hopefully AA resumes this service out of ISP once service starts being reinstated.

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by sspontak
Wed Apr 29, 2020 4:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Reuters: Boeing considering 757-Plus and 767-X
Replies: 797
Views: 149705

Re: Reuters: Boeing considering 757-Plus and 767-X

Could the cabin sidewalls be reduced in width enough to make the 767-X comfortable at 8 abreast seating?

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by sspontak
Sun Apr 19, 2020 8:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Operations at SJU in the 1970's
Replies: 15
Views: 3346

Re: Delta Operations at SJU in the 1970's

[threeid][/threeid] I remember a mid-90s L-1011 on ATL-MCO. IMHO it was a treat (but the tiny/tall side bins pointed to another era). Don't forget that DL put the 764s in a domestic F config when they got them nearly 20 years ago. Yes, I remember flying the 764 between ATL-MCO a few times. I also re...

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by sspontak
Sun Apr 19, 2020 5:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Operations at SJU in the 1970's
Replies: 15
Views: 3346

Re: Delta Operations at SJU in the 1970's

based on the timetable referenced above by lx2iah, SJU - LAX nonstop service was operated by DC8-61 equipment. IAHWorldflyer, as you alluded to, San Juan service evolved over time. Based on the references provided by lx2iah, SJU service went from SJU-MSY/LAX with DC-8 equipment; later MSY and LAX w...

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by sspontak
Sun Apr 19, 2020 5:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New York Air vs Eastern Air Lines 1981
Replies: 74
Views: 10625

Re: New York Air vs Eastern Air Lines 1981

I have good memories working for NYA. In the mornings we did serve the Nosh bags with bagels and cream cheese, in the afternoon, the same bags with French bread and cheese. Hard work, but good memories https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/49780180443_69fe589dbc_c.jpg I flew New York Air out of ISP t...

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by sspontak
Sun Apr 19, 2020 4:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New York Air vs Eastern Air Lines 1981
Replies: 74
Views: 10625

Re: New York Air vs Eastern Air Lines 1981

I have good memories working for NYA. In the mornings we did serve the Nosh bags with bagels and cream cheese, in the afternoon, the same bags with French bread and cheese. Hard work, but good memories https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/49780180443_69fe589dbc_c.jpg I flew New York Air out of ISP t...

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by sspontak
Sun Apr 19, 2020 4:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: OAG Changes 4/19/2020:F9 Cuts AUG/SEP;DL Exits JAXRDU;UA Follows AA by Decimating Int'l for May and Summer, Drops SCKLAX
Replies: 78
Views: 13931

Re: OAG Changes 4/19/2020:F9 Cuts AUG/SEP;DL Exits JAXRDU;UA Follows AA by Decimating Int'l for May and Summer, Drops SC

DL is still showing a crazy amount of flights on some city pairings. Is this still a work in progress? I'd hope so. DL ATL-EWR DEC 11>9[9] JAN 10>9[9]] DL ATL-SEA DEC 8>7[6] DL BOS-JFK DEC 8>7[7] JAN 8>7[7] DL DEN-LAX JAN 4>3[3] DL DTW-SEA OCT 6>5[5] DL GEG-SEA MAY 4>3[8] DL IDA-SLC OCT 5>4[4] NOV ...

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by sspontak
Thu Apr 16, 2020 1:32 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New York Air vs Eastern Air Lines 1981
Replies: 74
Views: 10625

Re: New York Air vs Eastern Air Lines 1981

I flew New York Air out of ISP to IAD and also CLE to IAD. Did NY Air also hub out of Washington Dulles IAD?

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by sspontak
Sat Sep 21, 2019 12:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: SAS presenting new livery
Replies: 597
Views: 144004

Re: Updated: SAS presenting new livery

A great new livery for SAS. It is still simple, modern and clearly done right. Take a lesson on this LH. This will look amazing in person and is an excellent change over the old livery. I look forward to seeing it in person.

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by sspontak
Tue Sep 17, 2019 2:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Goodbye BAC 1-11!
Replies: 121
Views: 22110

Re: Goodbye BAC 1-11!

My only flight on a BAC1-11 was in Sept 1983 from ISP to PIT on USAir. The return back from PIT to ISP "with a stop in ALB" was on a new 737-200 which still had the new plane smell.

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by sspontak
Tue Sep 03, 2019 4:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Airlines "Evolution" to Globe Livery released
Replies: 1797
Views: 386709

Re: United Airlines "Evolution" to Globe Livery released

Glad to see the re-painting has started. This certainly is a very slow re-painting schedule. Any reason for the slow re-painting schedule?

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by sspontak
Thu Jun 06, 2019 7:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta MD-88s as of Summer 2019
Replies: 64
Views: 8079

Re: Delta MD-88s as of Summer 2019

I can definitely confirm that MD-88s and 90s are saturated on the ATL-CLE route as some sort of Cleveland joke. I'm bringing some earplugs with me tomorrow. As I said on another thread, I love-love Delta but their MD-88s are long in the tooth and as loud as an open cockpit Stearman. I remember when...

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by sspontak
Thu Jun 06, 2019 7:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta MD-88s as of Summer 2019
Replies: 64
Views: 8079

Re: Delta MD-88s as of Summer 2019

Ionosphere wrote:
I wonder what the longest historical DL MD-88 flight was?


My 2 longest MD-88 routes have been LGA-DFW and DFW-ONT.

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by sspontak
Thu May 23, 2019 8:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL launches TPA-AMS, its 21st service to AMS
Replies: 99
Views: 17659

Re: DL launches TPA-AMS today, its 21st service to AMS

Hopefully the route does well and it goes year round instead of seasonal. Have a great flight.

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by sspontak
Thu May 09, 2019 8:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Pan Am 747 Cabin Era Article #5 | Final Era: One Last Effort at Capturing the Market by Following Trends (1987-1991)
Replies: 33
Views: 7310

Re: Pan Am 747 Cabin Era Article #5 | Final Era: One Last Effort at Capturing the Market by Following Trends (1987-1991)

Loved this series! I was a child in this era, so it is great to learn the history of an industry I love. I think it would be fascinating to read something similar, like the history of the L-1011 at DL or the 777or 747 at UA. I was thinking of doing a project on all of the original 747 order airline...

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by sspontak
Mon May 06, 2019 2:15 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Pan Am 747 Cabin Era Article #5 | Final Era: One Last Effort at Capturing the Market by Following Trends (1987-1991)
Replies: 33
Views: 7310

Re: Pan Am 747 Cabin Era Article #5 | Final Era: One Last Effort at Capturing the Market by Following Trends (1987-1991)

Thank you so much on this excellent 5 article series. I enjoyed every one of them. I certainly learned a tremendous amount of information on the incredible Pan Am 747's. You did great work!

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by sspontak
Fri May 03, 2019 11:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Airlines "Evolution" to Globe Livery released
Replies: 1797
Views: 386709

Re: United Airlines "Evolution" to Globe Livery released

This latest photos shows off the new livery very well. It is a nice shade of blue and the new globe color on the tail looks great. I look forward to seeing the new livery in person.

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by sspontak
Fri Apr 26, 2019 4:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Airlines "Evolution" to Globe Livery released
Replies: 1797
Views: 386709

Re: United Airlines "Evolution" to Globe Livery released

Looking good on the CR-7.

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by sspontak
Thu Apr 25, 2019 9:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Pan Am 747 Cabin Era Article #4 | Refresh Era: Even During Financial Difficulties, You Can Still Look Good (1984-1987)
Replies: 23
Views: 4815

Re: Pan Am 747 Cabin Era Article #4 | Refresh Era: Even During Financial Difficulties, You Can Still Look Good (1984-198

I see the super-sized bins in First Class and Clipper Class. From the photos it appears the Coach cabin did not get the larger bins supporting what you wrote that Pan Am prioritized First Class and Clipper Class. I don't remember the sequence/chronology but the Economy cabin did get the super-sized...

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by sspontak
Thu Apr 25, 2019 4:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Pan Am 747 Cabin Era Article #4 | Refresh Era: Even During Financial Difficulties, You Can Still Look Good (1984-1987)
Replies: 23
Views: 4815

Re: Pan Am 747 Cabin Era Article #4 | Refresh Era: Even During Financial Difficulties, You Can Still Look Good (1984-198

Adipasquale wrote:
Thanks for sharing! It's really interesting to see all the different interiors, and how they reflect the styles of their times.


Yes and how it started to reflect the financial difficulties of Pan Am.

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by sspontak
Thu Apr 25, 2019 4:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Pan Am 747 Cabin Era Article #4 | Refresh Era: Even During Financial Difficulties, You Can Still Look Good (1984-1987)
Replies: 23
Views: 4815

Re: Pan Am 747 Cabin Era Article #4 | Refresh Era: Even During Financial Difficulties, You Can Still Look Good (1984-198

Great job on Article # 4. I see the super-sized bins in First Class and Clipper Class. From the photos it appears the Coach cabin did not get the larger bins supporting what you wrote that Pan Am prioritized First Class and Clipper Class.

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by sspontak
Wed Apr 24, 2019 8:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Airlines "Evolution" to Globe Livery released
Replies: 1797
Views: 386709

Re: United Airlines "Evolution" to Globe Livery released

This is more of a refreshed livery than a new livery. I like the new blues.

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by sspontak
Wed Apr 24, 2019 8:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Airlines "Evolution" to Globe Livery released
Replies: 1797
Views: 386709

Re: United Airlines "Evolution" to Globe Livery released

The new livery looks great. I would have liked the globe to be modified a bit more with the wider lines but overall a great job UNITED. I look forward to seeing it in person soon.

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by sspontak
Wed Apr 24, 2019 2:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Airlines "Evolution" to Globe Livery released
Replies: 1797
Views: 386709

Re: United Airlines "Evolution" to Globe Livery released

From the latest photo posted the UNITED, cheatline and the winglets all could be purple.

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by sspontak
Wed Apr 24, 2019 2:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Airlines "Evolution" to Globe Livery released
Replies: 1797
Views: 386709

Re: United Airlines "Evolution" to Globe Livery released

The blue looks nice. What are the colors of the wavy cheatline and the winglets? I cannot identify it from the photo.

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by sspontak
Fri Apr 19, 2019 11:37 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: When was your last MD-80 flight and how was it?
Replies: 84
Views: 8547

Re: When was your last MD-80 flight and how was it?

My last MD-80 flight was on DL from MCO-LGA three years ago. I took an earlier flight for a $50 change fee so I could get home earlier. I thought I was lucky to be on the MD-88 instead of the usual 737 I fly on. I was toward the front of the cabin but I didn't notice it was much quieter than the 737...

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by sspontak
Fri Apr 19, 2019 8:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Pan Am 747 Cabin Era Article #3 | Bi-Centennial Era: The New 747-SP Brings a Patriotic Look at Heritage (1976-1984)
Replies: 38
Views: 11357

Re: Pan Am 747 Cabin Era Article #3 | Bi-Centennial Era: The New 747-SP Brings a Patriotic Look at Heritage (1976-1984)

#3 is a great article with terrific photos. Many changes took place during this time period. I learned many new things about the 747SP. I like the bicentennial colors. Interesting how the dining room concept in the upper deck was changed to the regular FC/Sleeperette seating. Also interesting was th...

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by sspontak
Sun Apr 14, 2019 10:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Did CO ever fly to JFK
Replies: 31
Views: 6311

Re: Did CO ever fly to JFK

Continental flew to JFK until the 90s that was before the EWR hub They flew to Cleveland with turbo props in the early 2000’s They flew to Houston much later than that… Until 2009 or so. This service was with a 737 and was started and stopped two times over the 2000s Yes, I do remember seeing Conti...

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by sspontak
Sun Apr 14, 2019 3:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Pan Am 747 Cabin Era Article #2 | Launch Era: An Austere Approach to a Well-Received Behemoth (1970-1976)
Replies: 41
Views: 8343

Re: Pan Am 747 Cabin Era Article #2 | Launch Era: An Austere Approach to a Well-Received Behemoth (1970-1976)

It is interesting to see that Pan Am went with a more basic toned down color scheme with the simpler checkered pattern for the fabrics. In the 1970's, the flower type psychedelic patterns/colors were more common. Pan Am's interior seems to be more appealing than the psychedelic interiors, especially...

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by sspontak
Sat Apr 06, 2019 1:54 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Pan Am 747 Cabin Era Article #1 | Pre-Production Era: An Evolving Mock-Up Used to Create Hype (1966-1970)
Replies: 39
Views: 8480

Re: Pan Am 747 Cabin Era Article #1 | Pre-Production Era: An Evolving Mock-Up Used to Create Hype (1966-1970)

Great work! Very interesting. I look forward to each article. Thank you so much for sharing with the airliners.net community.

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by sspontak
Sun Mar 31, 2019 5:00 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: TWA Ambassador Service Seat Charts (1971) L1011, 747 Question- K Class?
Replies: 50
Views: 7227

Re: TWA Ambassador Service Seat Charts (1971) L1011, 747 Question- K Class?

Even at 9 abreast with the little closet in the middle, the CX config looks very roomy.

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by sspontak
Fri Mar 29, 2019 12:13 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Pan Am 747 Cabin Era Articles- Introduction of Concept
Replies: 42
Views: 8008

Re: Pan Am 747 Cabin Era Articles- Introduction of Concept

I look forward to the information on the pre-launch & launch era. I am sure your project will be very interesting. Thank you.

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by sspontak
Fri Mar 29, 2019 12:13 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Pan Am 747 Cabin Era Articles- Introduction of Concept
Replies: 42
Views: 8008

Re: Pan Am 747 Cabin Era Articles- Introduction of Concept

I look forward to the information on the pre-launch & launch era. I am sure your project will be very interesting. Thank you.

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by sspontak
Sun Mar 24, 2019 5:54 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: JFK TWA Terminal to turn into a hotel
Replies: 87
Views: 9692

Re: JFK TWA Terminal to turn into a hotel

I'm more interested in the TWA Constellation that's going to be converted into a restaurant. http://www.aviation-history.com/lockheed/twasc2a.jpg Did y'all know this thing was parked in Times Square overnight?? I was in Manhattan yesterday near Times Square. I passed this TWA Constellation while on...

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by sspontak
Mon Jan 21, 2019 2:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: First Delta A330neo Rolls Out Of Paintshop
Replies: 105
Views: 33749

Re: First Delta A330neo Rolls Out Of Paintshop

From this angle it looks like DL is going with the larger DL titles in the front similar to the A350. It looks good with the mask around the cockpit windows.

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by sspontak
Thu Jan 17, 2019 2:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Aer Lingus Announces Upcoming Brand Refresh
Replies: 521
Views: 96903

Re: Aer Lingus Announces Upcoming Brand Refresh

Nice job Aer Lingus on the re-branding. The 2 shades of green work well together. Too bad Lufthansa didn't use yellow similar to how Aer Lingus chose to use the lighter green. I look forward to seeing how the green looks on their aircraft at the airport.

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by sspontak
Wed Jan 16, 2019 3:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Aer Lingus Announces Upcoming Brand Refresh
Replies: 521
Views: 96903

Re: Aer Lingus Announces Upcoming Brand Refresh

The new brand update is a good one. It does seem to work better than the new LH livery.

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by sspontak
Wed Jan 16, 2019 3:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 50 year anniversary of the Boeing 747
Replies: 223
Views: 20338

Re: 747 First Flight 50th Anniversary

My first 747 flight was on AA in Feb 1980 winter break from junior high school JFK-LAX. I remember AA served fried chicken, a Kraft cheese and cracker snack and a cookie. The actress Joan Van Ark was on this flight. The movie was The Great Santini with Robert Duvall. To this day it is one of my favo...

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by sspontak
Fri Nov 16, 2018 8:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta orders 10 A330-900 neo's, defers 10 A350-900's
Replies: 385
Views: 65222

Re: Reuters: Airbus likely sold 10 A330neo jets to Delta

Asiaflyer wrote:
Delta confirms the order of 10 A330neo according to Reuters.
As a part of the agreement, 10 A350 will be defferd to 2025-2026 with a right to convert the order to A330neo.


Ten additional orders for Airbus and terms for DL to be able to convert to the A330neo if needed. Nice deal for Airbus and DL.

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by sspontak
Fri Nov 16, 2018 7:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta orders 10 A330-900 neo's, defers 10 A350-900's
Replies: 385
Views: 65222

Re: Reuters: Airbus likely sold 10 A330neo jets to Delta

I'm pretty sure Boeing wrote off Delta when they tried to put the squeeze on Bombardier in court. No. As has been mentioned multiple times in this thread and in others, Boeing would be absolutely stupid to freeze out the world's second largest airline. That's just not good business. Boeing will fig...

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by sspontak
Fri Sep 14, 2018 1:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: First Delta Airbus A220-100 Rolls Out Of Paints Shop
Replies: 80
Views: 18436

Re: First Delta Airbus A220-100 Rolls Out Of Paints Shop

The A220-100 looks great in the DL livery. Good to read it will be based out of my home airport at JFK.

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by sspontak
Tue Aug 28, 2018 6:58 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Airline History @ KISP
Replies: 40
Views: 2454

Re: Airline History @ KISP

I also remember in the early 1990's, flying Braniff on an ex Pan Am 727-200 between ISP-PBI. Braniff served a full breakfast on this flight.

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by sspontak
Tue Aug 28, 2018 6:55 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Airline History @ KISP
Replies: 40
Views: 2454

Re: Airline History @ KISP

evank516 wrote:

Add ISP-RDU in the 1980s and 1990s for AA. MD-80s
Delta Connection ISP-ATL, does CRJ include CR7?
FL had a brief stint in ISP as well. I flew them in 1997 from ISP-MCO on a 737-200.


DL Connection ISP-ATL did use both the CRJ and CR7 on this route.

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by sspontak
Tue Aug 28, 2018 4:29 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Airline History @ KISP
Replies: 40
Views: 2454

Re: Airline History @ KISP

Continental Express flew ISP to EWR for a short period in the early 1990's. Does anyone remember which aircraft they used?

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by sspontak
Tue Aug 28, 2018 4:28 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Airline History @ KISP
Replies: 40
Views: 2454

Re: Airline History @ KISP

An airline called Presidential had 737 service to the Washington DC in the 1980's. It was probably to IAD. Does anyone remember this service?

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by sspontak
Tue Aug 28, 2018 1:51 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Airline History @ KISP
Replies: 40
Views: 2454

Re: Airline History @ KISP

Looking back I remember flying these routes out of ISP in 1980's, 90's and 2000's. 1980's USAir ISP-PIT Bac111, ISP-ALB 737-200 Eastern ISP-FLL 727-100 Piedmont ISP-BWI Dash 8, ISP-CLT 737-200 New York Air ISP-IAD DC9, 737-300 American ISP-ORD MD-80 United ISP-ORD 727-200 1990's Eastern ISP-ATL DC9 ...

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by sspontak
Sun Aug 19, 2018 10:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Virgin Atlantic's split upper deck.
Replies: 23
Views: 9771

Re: Virgin Atlantic's split upper deck.

BA had Y seats in the upper deck (around 60 I think) when they first recived them back in 89/90. I flew to Sydney up there, and as noted above much better than down the back on the main deck. I flew on a BA 742 upper deck Y between EWR - LHR around that time. Yes, a nice ride. The service was minim...

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