Great post and pictures! Thank you 'werberga3' whoever you are. Back in 1972 or 1973 my dad took my brother and me on a boondogle from Detroit to Chicago. United on the outbound. But AA747 ORD-DTW on the return. Sat in that first section of coach in the paired seats on the starboard side (my brother...Jump to post
DEN was 2x HNL and 1x KOA, LIH, OGG pre-Covid. In the summer it was 2x daily HNL, but outside of that it's 1x of each, KOA, LIH, OGG, HNL. They can't keep that up forever. The 757s are leaving and so are the domestic 772s that operate from Denver. The A321XLRs are going to EWR and IAD. So Denver is...Jump to post
Normal reserves are 45 min, ETOPS alternates are usually far more depending on the ETP and weather. Dodging another weather system over the middle of the US could easily add another 5-600 miles. It could probably do it under ideal weather conditions, in the spring and winter it wouldn't be reliable...Jump to post
I'm not completely up to speed on this, but can the XLR operate from the East Coast to HI? With normal alternates / ETOPS alternates? When they start routing aircraft down south of Memphis or up north of Duluth because of a massive cold front of thunderstorms in the Midwest? When there's a "No...Jump to post
Will HA be back in the SMF, OAK and SJC markets to all the neighbor islands with NEO's? I believe these would be a priority over tags, or even moves into SLC or DEN (with NEO or code-share?). Does anyone know what west coast markets are key for them? (Presume it's LAX, SFO and SEA being those see A3...Jump to post
I would buy the C O N C O R D E letters on the wall at LHR if that's considered art. It does to me!Jump to post
WN adds LGB-AUS. Profitable route?Jump to post
I just flew Southwest back from Hawaii to the east coast the other day. Three flights. We didn't even get water! When we got to Baltimore starving and thristy, the flight crew had the captain go get Maconalds for them, while the other seven passengers and I just watched. How many points between Haw...Jump to post
Remember that’s it’s not the distance so much as the trip time that determines range. They would’ve had a strong tailwind to make that in 7 hours. Copa routinely operates 738’s on 7+ hour sectors. While this was a maintenance flight, and this a mute point, but they probably could have taken 140pax ...Jump to post
So, if the assertions are correct that a first approach and landing was performed with gear up, and the asserted staining and marks on the bottom of both engines from that photo are legit, that would imply that both engines skid across the runway during the gear up first approach attempted landing....Jump to post
Oh, and FA's can wear these:
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Here's the answer! I even like the Halston uni's.
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I think you question needs to be, is JetBlue even around to attempt and take delivery of a new A220. They can't make money flying into 16 of the largest cities in the US, let alone the world and raised the white flag to the DOT. Flying new shiny metal to island resort destinations is more than like...Jump to post
Jet America had a 707. I have a Jerry Stanick Kodachrome of that bird :-) Kodachrome! I'm old enough to remember those. Did SI use that 707 on it's routes or were they used as charters? Would you know? I believe Mohawk Airlines had a 727 for a short time. I remember it having a 'blacked out' nose u...Jump to post
Jet America had a 707.Jump to post
In the US back in the 60s and 70s I think tag flights were fairly popular. IIRC DL had a flight that left MIA, flew just 30 miles or so to FLL and then onto ATL I believe. The New York Air flight that went down in the Potomac was scheduled to fly from DCA to TPA and then onto FLL. Needless to say t...Jump to post
SJU-MSY ! I remember flying that route as a kid. May have been 1979-1981 time frame. What a weird route. Didn't they have a route to Caracas or Maracaibo, too, or was that Braniff? Yes. Caracas for many years and Maracaibo for a few as well, along with San Juan and Jamaica (Kingston and/or Montego ...Jump to post
Neither the UP nor the KLM maps show hub and spoke: they have a few branches off a central line. (If you want to call St Louis a rail hub, fine.) Those are little better than two milk runs by KL. This Delta route map of 1955 shows an overlay of multiple milk runs - it was the era of the CAB with ex...Jump to post
I know that the Flight Attendants on the South American flights were all based down there. I know there were bases in LIM and SCL. Nothing like non reving on the quick SFO-LAX portion of the South American runs and being treated so nicely by the Latin crews! Thank you! I have heard this also, that ...Jump to post
PlymSpotter wrote:Could it be the Prince Albert?
What is Hawaiian doing? Any news on capacity cuts to the Mainland or Neighbor Islands?Jump to post
LUVBug ... planes painted like ladybugs that hop around. AMA-OKC-TUL-LIT-MEM-MSY-TPA-FLLJump to post
I'm 56 and loved this livery as a kid. Was fascinated by the green doors, the billboard UTA (seemed to be the first of it's kind?), the blue tail and the UTA logo at the top of the tail. All screamed modern for me back then. Far flung routes too. Love it! Great thread so far.Jump to post
anyone have a pulse on how hawaiian is managing their business? thanks.Jump to post
Is all of this impacting Hawaiian Airlines? Any thoughts?Jump to post
The jellybean livery was stunning for it's time. The black nose, white tail, everything about it screamed different. The Calder 727's and DC8's were very creative. Was there a name for the two-tone scheme that came after the jellybean livery? Wasn't this part of the Flying Colors campaign? Also, was...Jump to post
And regarding departures at 5:04am, 5:12am, and 5:17am. Why so precise, why not 5:05am, 5:10am, or 5:15am? Why not simply depart on the 0's and 5's?
Asking for a friend. Thanks!
How about this? VA flies A359 LAX-SYD/MEL/BNE daily, as partner with Delta. Perhaps look at JFK-SYD/BNE in the future. Purely North American international ops being fed by Delta. Call it a day. Asking for a friend.Jump to post
I took a look at WN's yield on LGA-MDW which they run with at most 8 slots a day. And their yields are fine there given the importance of the market. So if they can get 6 to 8 more slots from somewhere, LGA-ORD has to be pretty high on their list. All the Florida leisure stuff can be flown from JFK...Jump to post
I was looking for opinions as an answer to that question. Perhaps ORD or DCA? ORD & DCA are both saturated from LGA. They would loose money. I see statements like this a lot but How can JBLU grow is they're alwys running FROM competition? They've got to getin there and take their best shot! If ...Jump to post