Not to change the subject but Pan Am had 3 airbridges at each gate as well as separate boarding lounges. The first two went to L1 and L2 with the third hooked up to R2.These were put up in advance of the 747's coming to JFK. However, they didn't last too long as the airbridge on the right side of th...Jump to post
No doubt PA's 707s were always four-across in First and six-across in Tourist or Economy or whatever it was. IATA might have set the minimum seat pitch? Maybe 34 inches? As far as I can remember Pan Am had 3 different configs on the 707's. Standard was 16/141, RTW and deep South America as well as ...Jump to post
Quote Rampart; On Flightaware, It looks as if flights inbound to <acronym title="Newark - Liberty International (Metropolitan) (EWR / KEWR), USA - New Jersey">EWR</acronym> are diverting to other aiports? -Rampart That wouldn't surprise me as they have to be out of gate space at <acronym title="Newa...Jump to post
I can attest that <acronym title="European Regions Airlines (Spain)">EA</acronym> did indeed serve <acronym title="Key West - International (EYW / KEYW), USA - Florida">EYW</acronym>. I flew a Piedmont F-28 (N109UR formerly Empire Air) <acronym title="Miami - International (Wilcox Field / 36th Stree...Jump to post
Took a ride down to <acronym title="Punta Gorda - Charlotte County (PGD), USA - Florida">PGD</acronym> last Sunday and could not believe the full parking lot and the terminal busting at the seams. No sub-service here yet but there was an extra section to <acronym title="Niagara Falls - International...Jump to post
Quoting SpaceshipDC10 (Reply 6): World will be down to three aircraft, 2 pax birds and a <acronym title="Air Madagascar">MD</acronym>-11F. I know <acronym title="World Airways (USA)">WO</acronym> has never been a very large company, but have they already been that low in fleet size ? That airline ha...Jump to post
Quoting timz (Reply 17): Quoting Viscount724 (Reply 14): I think there was still an aircraft change [on PA] Where? Why? Probably at points like <acronym title="London - Heathrow (LHR / EGLL), United Kingdom">LHR</acronym> or <acronym title="Frankfurt am Main (Rhein-Main AB) (FRA / FRF / EDDF), Germa...Jump to post
My wife worked for an outfit called Atlantic Express back in the early 80's. They operated Swearingen Metros from <acronym title="Farmingdale - Republic (FRG / KFRG), USA - New York">FRG</acronym> to <acronym title="Boston - General Edward Lawrence Logan International (BOS / KBOS), USA - Massachuset...Jump to post
The <acronym title="Punta Gorda - Charlotte County (PGD), USA - Florida">PGD</acronym> airport director said Direct's fuel supplier cut them off. Would Direct be buying fuel for Vision, Xtra, Sky King, etc? Wet leases? Assuming that these are ACMI contracts, Direct Air would be responsible for the f...Jump to post
That brings back a lot of memories. I got to watch and hear that flight every weekday morning from the conference room atop the Pan Am Worldport. Never got tired of it. Very unusual not to have gained more altitude after beginning the left hand turn.
Has <acronym title="New York - John F. Kennedy International (Idlewild) (JFK / KJFK), USA - New York">JFK</acronym> always been this bad or can any of this be attributed to <acronym title="JetBlue Airways (USA)">B6</acronym> creating a hub out of <acronym title="New York - John F. Kennedy Internatio...Jump to post
Where do all these birds park at <acronym title="New York - John F. Kennedy International (Idlewild) (JFK / KJFK), USA - New York">JFK</acronym>, I've always wondered.... Back in the old days, all foreign government a/c were parked at the Pan Am hangar facilities. This was mostly do to the fact that...Jump to post
Quoting Timz (Thread starter): Braniff interchange <acronym title="Houston - William P. Hobby (HOU / KHOU), USA - Texas">HOU</acronym>-<acronym title="Dallas - Love Field (DAL / KDAL), USA - Texas">DAL</acronym>-<acronym title="Chicago - O'Hare International (ORD / KORD), USA - Illinois">ORD</acrony...Jump to post
Boy, you're sure testing the old memory. I can't tell you the exact model of each 707 that operated those flights but by 1967, most all where 707-320's. The straight pipes had been relegated mostly South America and the Caribbean as had most of the DC-8's. Flt 118 - 707 Flt 100 - 707 Flt 110 - 707 F...Jump to post
You have a long way to go, but once you graduate, get into a stable airline at the ground floor and work yourself up the ladder. I have always found that those folks that learn all of the basics from the beginning will do the best job as a manager in the future. You will not get rich overnight and d...Jump to post
I need a little help from all of you out there. Does anyone of you happen to know the regulations regarding the size of runway safety buffer zones as approved by the FAA? How many feet off the end of the runway must this zone be and how far off the centerline of the runway does it have to exist? Are...Jump to post
Actually those hat covers did come off and could be washed. We all had at least 2 hat covers at all times so that we could change them out if something was spilled on your hat. DTWClipper is corect that the Pan Am unforms were made to resemble a nautical theme.
It was done as well to remove one flight attendant... Airlines need 1 <acronym title="Safair (South Africa)">FA</acronym> per 50 pax, and in a business sense, it's not worth to have an extra <acronym title="Safair (South Africa)">FA</acronym> for 6 people. Correction. <acronym title="Fargo - Hector ...Jump to post
This is a program that has been around for years. Every year, UPS looks to all cargo carriers to furnish additional lift to the main-stream UPS schedule for approximately a 10 day period leading up to Christmas. For years, World has lead all of the competition in performance standards while flying t...Jump to post
All went extremley well.
Boy, I remember earlier in my career at World that we would pull every DC-10F and <acronym title="Air Madagascar">MD</acronym>-11F possible to operate for UPS. It was quite an operation and provided an extremeley high yield to World. Meetings about the upcoming season started months in advance. I re...Jump to post
OK, lets get something straight. World Airways is a subsidiary of World Air Holdings,Inc. and has absolutley nothing to do with UPS. Secondly, the new livery selected was the idea of the World employees, not some <acronym title="Philippine Airlines">PR</acronym> firm. Bear in mind that the new liver...Jump to post
I was fortunate enough to have worked at <acronym title="New York - John F. Kennedy International (Idlewild) (JFK / KJFK), USA - New York">JFK</acronym> for 21 years. I parked on the Wolrdport rooftop every day and our Service Control office overlooked the entire ramp area from the south side of the...Jump to post
Very interesting. Our local NBC station said " more news on this on the National coverage at 6:30", but not one word mentioned. I was really looking forward to their story and I wonder why they cancelled it at the last minute. Bill, as always, thank you for your insights.
So where was it going on to from <acronym title="Halifax - International (YHZ / CYHZ), Canada - Nova Scotia">YHZ</acronym>? It should have been a ferry <acronym title="New York - John F. Kennedy International (Idlewild) (JFK / KJFK), USA - New York">JFK</acronym>/NGU and then a live AMC channel miss...Jump to post
Possibly but why are they constantly operating the same route with the same flight numbers? Most of the military charters always change their flight number and rarely use the same one, besides, what would the move between NGU and <acronym title="Halifax - International (YHZ / CYHZ), Canada - Nova Sc...Jump to post
Just flew <acronym title="Airtran (USA)">FL</acronym> out of <acronym title="White Plains - Westchester County (HPN / KHPN), USA - New York">HPN</acronym> a couple of months ago. Really nice small terminal. That may be the problem though. There is only 1 large gate lounge to serve all gates. Having ...Jump to post