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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: 16897

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: 1693

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: 1693

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: 1693

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: 1693

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: 1693

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: 8780

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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by sspontak
Tue Oct 10, 2017 1:39 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Is there a reason that ISP does not really have Western / West Coast service?
Replies: 10
Views: 1903

Re: Is there a reason that ISP does not really have Western / West Coast service?

Southwest operated the ISP-LAS route a number of years ago but unfortunately it was short lived.

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by sspontak
Sun Sep 17, 2017 10:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Will MCO be a focus city for DL?
Replies: 59
Views: 7300

Re: Will MCO be a focus city for DL?

Through the years Delta has built up, tweaked, launched Delta Express, changed focus, built up again, launched Song, tweaked, pulled down at MCO. Of course they will relaunch a focus city. It's what almost 30 years of constant flux in their MCO operation and changing priorities at the airline alway...

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by sspontak
Wed Sep 13, 2017 12:48 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The Future of ISP
Replies: 324
Views: 32392

Re: The Future of ISP

cheapgreek wrote:
Can't believe DL does not feed ATL from ISP. Also why not AA to CLT?


Resuming DL ISP-ATL would be great for my Atlanta travel and for connections. I would even support CR2 flights just to avoid using the NYC airports.

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by sspontak
Wed Sep 13, 2017 12:44 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The Future of ISP
Replies: 324
Views: 32392

Re: The Future of ISP

Every time a discussion about ISP pops up, I immediately think of my flights on Northeastern Int'l and Eastern through there. One leg was the 727 of Northeastern painted in pink with the clouds, connecting in ISP to a 727 of Northeastern painted in blue with the clouds. Yes...CONNECTIONS in ISP. Th...

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by sspontak
Thu Jul 20, 2017 4:02 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JFK/LGA/EWR/HPN/ISP/SWF Aviation
Replies: 135
Views: 16467

Re: JFK/LGA/EWR/HPN/ISP/SWF Aviation

Looks like ISP got some love, my Facebook feed was filled with people rejoicing about the F9 announcement to add 10 destinations from ISP, most with daily service too. Interesting boost for ISP. https://patch.com/new-york/portjefferson/s/g6l9v/frontier-airlines-adding-10-new-destinations-macarthur-...

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by sspontak
Sun Jul 16, 2017 7:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta moves seat of Ann Coulter
Replies: 317
Views: 34997

Re: Delta moves seat of Ann Coulter

I have had my seat reassigned and I was not happy because there were empty seats in my C+ row but I still had my seat changed to a different row with no explanation. This is poor DL customer service if this is DL's policy. I hope DL changes this policy.

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by sspontak
Sun Jul 16, 2017 7:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta moves seat of Ann Coulter
Replies: 317
Views: 34997

Re: Delta Finally Getting Some Negative Coverage

It's very difficult to tell what actually happened in this instance. But to your question if you paid a fare in a certain class and are not transported in that class for whatever reason, the airline must give you a refund. Has happened to me only once, and it was not because I was removed from F. F...

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by sspontak
Sun Jul 16, 2017 7:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta moves seat of Ann Coulter
Replies: 317
Views: 34997

Re: Delta Finally Getting Some Negative Coverage

Either cheap or extremely bad with money. So flying coach = bad with money? Not seeing that connection. :scratchchin: With that many book deals and even being a B-list media celebrity, in this day and age I'm sure she makes plenty to purchase a discount F seat (often just $100-$200 more). If she do...

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by sspontak
Sun Jul 16, 2017 5:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta moves seat of Ann Coulter
Replies: 317
Views: 34997

Re: Delta Finally Getting Some Negative Coverage

ual763 wrote:
pallvidar wrote:
So we can't put our political opinions aside for a few moment to discuss Delta's mistake regardless of who was at the receiving end of it?


Apparently not. Thought people could keep it more civil.


Not going to happen in our double standard society.

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by sspontak
Thu Jul 06, 2017 12:16 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Deltas Md-88s in California
Replies: 14
Views: 3854

Re: Deltas Md-88s in California

Way back with the DFW hub, I did fly the MD-88 to ONT but not to LAX.

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by sspontak
Wed Jul 05, 2017 6:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL accused of racism
Replies: 17
Views: 3605

Re: DL accused of racism

If passengers cannot follow simple instructions then they should not be allowed to fly. If you presented yourself to board then board and keep the jetway clear.

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by sspontak
Sat Jul 01, 2017 12:53 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL releases anti-ME3 video
Replies: 196
Views: 21292

Re: DL releases anti-ME3 video

If the US3 cannot compete effectively againist the ME3 separately, perhaps they can collaborate together and compete that way. Send A380's, 747-8, 777x to the ME, EU, Asia, SA, Australia, The US airlines collaborated back in the late 1950's 60's. Perhaps it is time to combine their strengths and com...

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by sspontak
Wed Jun 14, 2017 1:09 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: First Delta A350 emerges from the factory
Replies: 236
Views: 69835

Re: First Delta A350 emerges from the factory

The 350 is a nice looking aircraft in Delta's livery. It is good to see the larger titles. Delta should update the other Airbuses, the 737, 757 and the DL Connection aircraft with the larger titles. The rest of the aircraft seem to have the right sized titles. Good job on the 350 Delta.

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by sspontak
Tue May 16, 2017 2:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Oldest Liveries Still In Use?
Replies: 64
Views: 11594

Re: Oldest Liveries Still In Use?

any unpainted American Airlines plane in the new livery would be the winner..early 70's.... No, the former AA scheme was introduced in 1968, the design dating from 1967. http://www.askthepilot.com/american-airlines-new-livery/ So does AA take the win with a late 60's introduction with the livery st...

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by sspontak
Thu Apr 13, 2017 1:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Another United gaffe - forces doctor off plane
Replies: 2119
Views: 125655

Re: Another United gaffe - forces doctor off plane

Are there any other industries that can revoke their product after selling it to a paying customer in a similar way? Imagine you are in your Hotel room and suddenly you get thrown out for some Hotel workers needing sleep. Right. Once a passenger is seated, an airline should not have them removed. T...

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by sspontak
Mon Apr 10, 2017 8:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Another United gaffe - forces doctor off plane
Replies: 2119
Views: 125655

Re: Another United gaffe - forces doctor off plane

The process for law enforcement is 1. ASK, 2. TELL, 3. MAKE - it's your choice at point 1 or 2 but should you get to step 3, you will be leaving with plenty of assistance. If you are a Doctor or a brick layer, it makes no difference. As some have said, it's the airplane operator's decision as to wh...

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by sspontak
Mon Apr 10, 2017 8:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Another United gaffe - forces doctor off plane
Replies: 2119
Views: 125655

Re: Another United gaffe - forces doctor off plane

The process for law enforcement is 1. ASK, 2. TELL, 3. MAKE - it's your choice at point 1 or 2 but should you get to step 3, you will be leaving with plenty of assistance. If you are a Doctor or a brick layer, it makes no difference. As some have said, it's the airplane operator's decision as to wh...

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by sspontak
Fri Apr 07, 2017 3:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: B737 turns 50 this Sunday!
Replies: 63
Views: 6958

Re: Nifty And Lifty At Fifty--April 9th To Mark 50 Years Since 1st 737 Flight

Amazing milestone and an amazing plane that keeps on going. My first 737 flights was back in 1983 on a brand spanking new USAir 737-200 from Pittsburgh to Albany to Islip, Long Island, NY. Both flights were wide open with plenty of open seats. It was always fun watching those engines reverse on the ...

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by sspontak
Wed Mar 29, 2017 1:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta and Korean sign JVA
Replies: 609
Views: 72507

Re: Delta and Korean sign JVA

I hate JVs, bad for consumers, but good for both businesses. This was DL's only simple option to remain competitive in the Pacific. This will send ripples across both their networks. I expect some significant changes. I really wonder how SEA will fare. Its importance just went way down for Asia. I ...

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by sspontak
Fri Mar 03, 2017 1:43 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL to Withdraw M88 from LGA Due to Noise
Replies: 54
Views: 9907

Re: DL to Withdraw M88 from LGA Due to Noise

LU9092 wrote:
Mets games just won't be the same.


That's for sure. Those MD-88's were a nice added bonus to a Mets game along with a Shake Shack burger, fries and a beer.

I am glad I got my last DL MD-88 into LGA last month from Orlando. Hopefully they still will make an appearance at JFK.

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by sspontak
Fri Feb 10, 2017 5:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Canada reveals new corporate livery
Replies: 588
Views: 84413

Re: Air Canada reveals new corporate livery

Great job AC. It does resemble the DL livery which I like. AC can manage the large titles, why can't DL. The bandit mask is a good look.

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by sspontak
Wed Feb 01, 2017 2:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: RDU sets all time Pax record
Replies: 17
Views: 2596

Re: RDU sets all time Pax record

I recently started using RDU and it has always been a pleasant experience. It is a very efficient medium sized facility. I hope their success continues and more airlines come to RDU.

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by sspontak
Fri Jan 06, 2017 4:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 2 sisters kicked off Allegiant flight prevented from seeing dying father
Replies: 104
Views: 14479

Re: 2 sisters kicked off Allegiant flight prevented from seeing dying father

Thats really rude. Their father might have been in an accident. Not everyone dies slowly. In this case it was reported he was sick in hospice. So he was in hospice. When my brother entered hospice, he went from a hospital ICU where he was talking and making rational decisions to unconscious in a ma...

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by sspontak
Fri Jan 06, 2017 3:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 2 sisters kicked off Allegiant flight prevented from seeing dying father
Replies: 104
Views: 14479

Re: 2 sisters kicked off Allegiant flight prevented from seeing dying father

It is not Allegiant's fault here. If you are on an airplane, you follow instructions no matter what your personal issues are. If the sisters were so concerned about their father, then they should have been by his side sooner then on his death bed. This "all about me" mentality is pathetic...

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by sspontak
Fri Jan 06, 2017 2:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 2 sisters kicked off Allegiant flight prevented from seeing dying father
Replies: 104
Views: 14479

Re: 2 sisters kicked off Allegiant flight prevented from seeing dying father

If the sisters were so concerned about their father, then they should have been by his side sooner then on his death bed. This "all about me" mentality is pathetic. Did you read this post before submitting it, and think "wow I really thought up a good point here!"? They were so ...

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by sspontak
Thu Jan 05, 2017 8:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 2 sisters kicked off Allegiant flight prevented from seeing dying father
Replies: 104
Views: 14479

Re: 2 sisters kicked off Allegiant flight prevented from seeing dying father

I have no problem with airlines insisting people follow the rules, but it seems like preventing the sisters from flying was punitive, which to me is unacceptable. A little compassion from the flight crew instead of rigidity would have made this situation a non-issue. Airlines need to remember that ...

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by sspontak
Thu Jan 05, 2017 5:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 2 sisters kicked off Allegiant flight prevented from seeing dying father
Replies: 104
Views: 14479

Re: 2 sisters kicked off Allegiant flight prevented from seeing dying father

It is not Allegiant's fault here. If you are on an airplane, you follow instructions no matter what your personal issues are. If the sisters were so concerned about their father, then they should have been by his side sooner then on his death bed. This "all about me" mentality is pathetic....

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by sspontak
Mon Dec 26, 2016 5:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta to begin Saturday DC-Florida flights
Replies: 15
Views: 3158

Re: Delta to begin Saturday DC-Florida flights

Some of DL's JFK-TPA flights operate with the CRJ-900. It is a comfortable seat with only around 70 passengers. Most passengers gate check their larger carry on bags so you don't have as much of a hold up with storing the bags in the over heads. I use to avoid the CRJ 7 & 9 flights and now I lik...

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by sspontak
Thu Dec 08, 2016 4:52 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: The 70's and 80's Tag Thread
Replies: 26
Views: 2700

Re: The 70's and 80's Tag Thread

Back when Delta ran "Delta Express" 737 fights, they operated a Orlando - Tampa flight. Perhaps for aircraft repositioning.

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by sspontak
Sat Nov 19, 2016 6:09 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL livery modification coming?
Replies: 131
Views: 37185

Re: DL livery modification coming?

A slanted widget on the front door, similar to the old livery along with the billboard titles would look good.

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by sspontak
Fri Nov 18, 2016 2:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL livery modification coming?
Replies: 131
Views: 37185

Re: DL livery modification coming?

Hopefully the DELTA and Widget will be larger. Other than that, it is a great livery.

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by sspontak
Mon Jul 18, 2016 4:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: National Airlines routes that did not end in Florida
Replies: 28
Views: 3308

Re: National Airlines routes that did not end in Florida

As a kid back in 1976 I remember flying JFK-DCA-JFK on NA. I was on a one day class trip to DC. It was a 727-100 southbound and 727-200 northbound. I remember the passenger load JFK to DCA on the Friday morning flight was very light but the return DCA to JFK Friday night was packed to the gills with...

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by sspontak
Thu Jun 30, 2016 4:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Bombardier delivers first CSeries to Swiss
Replies: 61
Views: 16453

Re: Bombardier delivers first CSeries to Swiss

A beautiful airplane. I look forward to seeing it in AC and DL colors.

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by sspontak
Thu Jun 30, 2016 4:19 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Most underrated plane spotting locations in the world
Replies: 82
Views: 15218

Re: Most underrated plane spotting locations in the world

When I am in the city of San Diego, the planes do come in very low which makes for great plane spotting, especially when a widebody comes in.

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by sspontak
Sat Jun 11, 2016 6:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Pasta Pester--AA FA Tells Pax In J To Shut Up
Replies: 127
Views: 22846

RE: Pasta Pester--AA FA Tells Pax In J To Shut Up

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/Revelation" class="quote" target="_blank">Revelation</a> (<a href="#114" class="quote">Reply 114</a>):<br/><i/></font></td></tr></table> True. T...

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by sspontak
Sat Jun 11, 2016 5:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Pasta Pester--AA FA Tells Pax In J To Shut Up
Replies: 127
Views: 22846

RE: Pasta Pester--AA FA Tells Pax In J To Shut Up

Pestering a <acronym title="Safair (South Africa)">FA</acronym> inflight while they are busy serving passengers is not the time to match wits with them. How would you like it as an employee being pestered and having a phone pointed at you being videoed. That is not right as a passenger to do so espe...

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by sspontak
Fri Feb 19, 2016 4:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Today Is The 757's 34th Birthday :-)
Replies: 49
Views: 8663

RE: Today Is The 757's 34th Birthday :-)

The 757 is still one of my favorite planes. I fly it often on Delta. My first flight on a 757 was back in 1983 on Eastern from <acronym title="Atlanta - Hartsfield-Jackson Int (The William B Hartsfield / Municipal / Candler Field) (ATL / KATL), USA - Georgia">ATL</acronym> to <acronym title="New Yor...

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by sspontak
Fri Feb 12, 2016 2:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Possibly Shortest 747 Flight Ever 14 Minutes
Replies: 63
Views: 24133

RE: Possibly Shortest 747 Flight Ever 14 Minutes

The shortest 747 flight I was on was on TWA in the early 1980's. The flight was from <acronym title="Boston - General Edward Lawrence Logan International (BOS / KBOS), USA - Massachusetts">BOS</acronym> to <acronym title="New York - John F. Kennedy International (Idlewild) (JFK / KJFK), USA - New Yo...

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by sspontak
Wed Jan 27, 2016 12:53 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: First Delta A321 Delivery?
Replies: 58
Views: 20253

RE: First Delta A321 Delivery?

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/BDL757" class="quote" target="_blank">BDL757</a> (<a href="#3" class="quote">Reply 3</a>):<br/><i/></font></td></tr></table> The A321 will be a ...

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by sspontak
Wed Jan 27, 2016 12:50 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AS Launches 'Brand Refresh'
Replies: 196
Views: 28820

RE: AS Launches 'Brand Refresh'

A nice update. The additional color and the new font are winners.

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by sspontak
Fri Jan 08, 2016 3:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta 757-300
Replies: 68
Views: 20573

RE: Delta 757-300

Interesting the length of the L-1011 was 178' and the length of the DC-10 was 170'. That compares to the length of the 757-300 of 179' and the DC-8-61 of 187'. That shows the DC-8-61 was one long aircraft.

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by sspontak
Tue Dec 29, 2015 3:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 763ER Range Capabilities
Replies: 46
Views: 13518

RE: 763ER Range Capabilities

Has any airline flown <acronym title="New York - John F. Kennedy International (Idlewild) (JFK / KJFK), USA - New York">JFK</acronym>-<acronym title="Tokyo - Narita International (New Tokyo) (NRT / RJAA), Japan">NRT</acronym> on a 763? I saw above that <acronym title="Air Canada">AC</acronym> flew t...

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