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by seat1a
Sat Sep 18, 2021 2:07 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Shortest lived hubs
Replies: 23
Views: 2294

Re: Shortest lived hubs

Continental Lite at Greensboro anyone?

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by seat1a
Thu Sep 16, 2021 2:12 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Boeing 767 - Who’s have you flown?
Replies: 50
Views: 1203

Re: Boeing 767 - Who’s have you flown?

BA, United, Hawaiian, SAS

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by seat1a
Thu Sep 09, 2021 5:22 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Boeing 737 - Who’s have you flown?
Replies: 52
Views: 2148

Re: Boeing 737 - Who’s have you flown?

Alaska (-400,-700,-800,-900)
United (-300,-800,-900)
Southwest(-300,-700)
Lufthansa (-500, LHR-MUC back in the day!)

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by seat1a
Tue Sep 07, 2021 2:33 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: 757 Survival
Replies: 20
Views: 1940

Re: 757 Survival

General question, would the 757 make a good fit with Eastern? For example, in a configuration similar to Delta's 75S (First: 16, Comfort: 44, Main: 108) for Miami to Asuncion, Montevideo, LaPaz, Brasilia, Lima, perhaps Buenos Aires? Just curious. Thank you!

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by seat1a
Tue Sep 07, 2021 2:05 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: What defunct AIRLINE would you have liked to have flown on, but never got to ?
Replies: 13
Views: 866

Re: What defunct AIRLINE would you have liked to have flown on, but never got to ?

Braniff. I loved them, everything about the forward-looking marketing (Halston, Pucci, Girard, et.al.) but never flew to where our family would vacation (Florida). Tried to price out DTW-DFW-TPA, alas my parents thought I was nuts. Braniff, Hughes Airwest, and Western come to mind. My friends here i...

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by seat1a
Mon Sep 06, 2021 2:21 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airport architecture question: the rise and fall of the rotunda
Replies: 72
Views: 13847

Re: Airport architecture question: the rise and fall of the rotunda

DTW, or Metro Airport as we called it, had a rotunda off the South Terminal (was that Smith?) that in the late 60s had gates for KLM, BOAC, and others. Later it was Northwest Orient, and I believe Jet America was in there for awhile, too. When most gates were full of planes, it was a madhouse of pe...

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by seat1a
Sat Sep 04, 2021 3:46 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airport architecture question: the rise and fall of the rotunda
Replies: 72
Views: 13847

Re: Airport architecture question: the rise and fall of the rotunda

DTW, or Metro Airport as we called it, had a rotunda off the South Terminal (was that Smith?) that in the late 60s had gates for KLM, BOAC, and others. Later it was Northwest Orient, and I believe Jet America was in there for awhile, too. When most gates were full of planes, it was a madhouse of peo...

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by seat1a
Tue Aug 31, 2021 5:45 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: First Aleutian Airways SAAB 2000
Replies: 13
Views: 2617

Re: First Aleutian Airways SAAB 2000

A little BOAC, a little old-style Air France on the tail. Love it.

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by seat1a
Tue Aug 17, 2021 2:09 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Shortest lived hubs
Replies: 23
Views: 2294

Re: Shortest lived hubs

TWA - ATL Piedmont - EWR USAir - CLE, IND, MCI, CMH? Eastern - MCI Eastern - IAH, ORD (Moonlight Only) Pan Am - IAD America West - LAS United - MCO, MIA Delta - MCO Midway - RDU Braniff - MCI Midwest Express - OMA Air South - CAE Air Atlanta - ATL Alaska - LGB RDU for NYAir comes to mind. With AS a...

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by seat1a
Mon Aug 16, 2021 2:58 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Shortest lived hubs
Replies: 23
Views: 2294

Re: Shortest lived hubs

TWA - ATL Piedmont - EWR USAir - CLE, IND, MCI, CMH? Eastern - MCI Eastern - IAH, ORD (Moonlight Only) Pan Am - IAD America West - LAS United - MCO, MIA Delta - MCO Midway - RDU Braniff - MCI Midwest Express - OMA Air South - CAE Air Atlanta - ATL Alaska - LGB RDU for NYAir comes to mind. With AS a...

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by seat1a
Wed Aug 11, 2021 3:40 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Any News on Fly Coral Way?
Replies: 3
Views: 787

Any News on Fly Coral Way?

Just curious if there is any additional insight to Coral Way's new launch date? The links below are from January and March of this year, and appears the launch is delayed to Q4 of this year. Couple of questions come to mind: (1) Do they have their aircraft on-prem? (2) Will the regional integration ...

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by seat1a
Tue Aug 03, 2021 10:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Time to bring back (some) regulation
Replies: 121
Views: 10300

Re: Time to bring back (some) regulation

Yikes, regulation is anti-competitive. But I'm all for re-regulation if it does the following only: increase seat pitch (34" in Economy), Regal Imperial Service for coach passengers on all flights over 2 1/2 hours, printed timetables using fabulous paper and ink (with route maps and itineraries...

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by seat1a
Tue Aug 03, 2021 7:27 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: What airliner do you wish you could have flown on but never got the chance?
Replies: 66
Views: 4518

Re: What airliner do you wish you could have flown on but never got the chance?

Concorde, VC10, BAC111 .. and anything that Braniff flew to check out the interiors, the Pucci, the Girard, Halston .. the whole thing!

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by seat1a
Tue Aug 03, 2021 3:36 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: When a commercial pilot flies as a passenger, does he or she like to sit so as to see the wing at work?
Replies: 11
Views: 937

Re: When a commercial pilot flies as a passenger, does he or she like to sit so as to see the wing at work?

Been in the back watching the wings and flaps plenty of times - off to First Class for canapes, champagne, and in-flight movies.

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by seat1a
Sun Aug 01, 2021 7:42 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Any airliners you boarded by means of mobile airstairs?
Replies: 42
Views: 1962

Re: Any airliners you boarded by means of mobile airstairs?

What about the mobile lounges at Dulles? They have an arriving flight from DFW or AUS that departs for NYC at the same time. Was the mobile lounge just waiting and ready to go? Turnaround time seemed unreasonable to arrive and depart at same time. sea1a, the times shown in the timetable are the arr...

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by seat1a
Sun Aug 01, 2021 5:11 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Any airliners you boarded by means of mobile airstairs?
Replies: 42
Views: 1962

Re: Any airliners you boarded by means of mobile airstairs?

What about the mobile lounges at Dulles? They have an arriving flight from DFW or AUS that departs for NYC at the same time. Was the mobile lounge just waiting and ready to go? Turnaround time seemed unreasonable to arrive and depart at same time. sea1a, the times shown in the timetable are the arr...

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by seat1a
Sun Aug 01, 2021 3:57 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Any airliners you boarded by means of mobile airstairs?
Replies: 42
Views: 1962

Re: Any airliners you boarded by means of mobile airstairs?

Slightly different question, what about the mobile lounges at Dulles? Do they count? Was looking through an old Braniff timetable from 1977, and they have an arriving flight from DFW or AUS that departs for NYC at the same time. Was the mobile lounge just waiting and ready to go? Turnaround time see...

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by seat1a
Sat Jul 31, 2021 8:23 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Sam Chui's video on the current state of the ME3
Replies: 32
Views: 4847

Re: Sam Chui's video on the current state of the ME3

And the commercialization of his logo on hats, tshirts, etc. Good one!

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by seat1a
Sat Jul 31, 2021 8:22 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Sam Chui's video on the current state of the ME3
Replies: 32
Views: 4847

Re: Sam Chui's video on the current state of the ME3

A fan early on as his reviews had a niche feel to it. Now as soon as I read he's part 'influencer' no longer interested in that 'gig' product. If he dialed back the slappiness for ME3 airlines and moved to more hard reviews with the polish of new age music, better overlay of narrative, and no tuxedo...

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by seat1a
Fri Jul 30, 2021 7:52 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Future International Airlines for ORD
Replies: 18
Views: 1868

Re: Future International Airlines for ORD

Braniff III to Bogota and Manaus.

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by seat1a
Tue Jul 27, 2021 11:26 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: FI 680 SEA-KEF Today
Replies: 0
Views: 951

FI 680 SEA-KEF Today

Just watching flightradar24 and FI680 just took off from SEA and now heading south back to the airport. Anyone know why?

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by seat1a
Mon Jul 19, 2021 12:02 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Does anyone else miss the Boeing 727?
Replies: 39
Views: 3041

Re: Does anyone else miss the Boeing 727?

Yes! Especially in the two-tone Braniff livery and BI on the tail. Way to go!

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by seat1a
Mon Jul 12, 2021 10:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A321XLR Development Production Testing Thread - 2021
Replies: 151
Views: 40653

Re: Airbus A321XLR Development Production Testing Thread - 2021

Would the XLR be attractive to LaCompagnie with their 76-82 seats on board? The range would be much higher?

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by seat1a
Sun Jul 04, 2021 3:42 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Eastern Airlines Adds JFK-ANC/UIO With 777-200ER + MIA-UIO, PHL-MEX
Replies: 200
Views: 42387

Re: Eastern Airlines Adds JFK-ANC/UIO With 777-200ER + MIA-UIO, PHL-MEX

ASU is from MIA on a 767-3 - and Correct, it is doing very well! It has already been increased to 3 times about 3 weeks ago. Cedar Can an A321NEO do MIA to Ascunsion and Montevideo? What are the limits? The LR and XLR versions of the A321neo can do both; MVD may be pushing the limits of the LR's ra...

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by seat1a
Sat Jul 03, 2021 9:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Eastern Airlines Adds JFK-ANC/UIO With 777-200ER + MIA-UIO, PHL-MEX
Replies: 200
Views: 42387

Re: Eastern Airlines Adds JFK-ANC/UIO With 777-200ER + MIA-UIO, PHL-MEX

ASU is doing well it is being increased to 3 weekly. JFK-ANC has been removed from the GDS. ASU is operated from MIA or JFK? I suppose it's on the 777? ASU is from MIA on a 767-3 - and Correct, it is doing very well! It has already been increased to 3 times about 3 weeks ago. Cedar Can an A321NEO d...

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by seat1a
Sat Jun 19, 2021 1:10 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: La Compagnie adds EWR-MXP & TLV (Via ORY)
Replies: 39
Views: 6182

Re: La Compagnie adds EWR-MXP & TLV (Via ORY)

Can a LaCompagnie A321 with 72 biz class seats do EWR-MXP? Here's a wish list: EWR-ORY/LHR/MXP/LED/TLV/CPH/BCN I don’t see any potential for La Compagne on EWR-LED, what’s more - as a French airline they probably would never be allowed to fly it. Check. Do you think there are ten top routes out of ...

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by seat1a
Fri Jun 18, 2021 3:56 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: La Compagnie adds EWR-MXP & TLV (Via ORY)
Replies: 39
Views: 6182

Re: La Compagnie adds EWR-MXP & TLV (Via ORY)

Can a LaCompagnie A321 with 72 biz class seats do EWR-MXP?

Here's a wish list: EWR-ORY/LHR/MXP/LED/TLV/CPH/BCN

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by seat1a
Thu Jun 03, 2021 12:56 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United orders supersonic planes from Boom (was: Big United Announcement Coming Up?)
Replies: 460
Views: 64854

Re: Big United Announcement Coming Up?

A220-200 with 2x2 biz class seating .. JFK-LAX/SFO/SEA/SAN. The Coast!

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by seat1a
Tue Jun 01, 2021 7:50 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: City Pairs with “Endless Demand”
Replies: 37
Views: 4157

Re: City Pairs with “Endless Demand”

HNL-OGG ... on one airline.

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by seat1a
Sat May 22, 2021 2:55 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Itapemirim Brazilian airline receives its first A320
Replies: 17
Views: 3476

Re: Itapemirim Brazilian airline receives its first A320

Top Banana in South America.

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by seat1a
Fri May 21, 2021 2:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Breeze - News and Discussion Thread - 2021
Replies: 1613
Views: 313641

Re: Breeze - News and Discussion Thread - 2021

OKC-TPA ... last time that was done was when Braniff was in business.

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by seat1a
Sat May 15, 2021 4:30 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Delta to require new employees be vaccinated..
Replies: 130
Views: 8749

Re: Delta to require new employees be vaccinated..

It's a bold strategy seeing as the vaccines have not been approved and are being administered via an exemption. That being said, I am holding out as long as possible I hope to be pulled off as many trips as possible and be pay protected to do nothing. Pfizer is on the verge of a full approval, whic...

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by seat1a
Mon May 03, 2021 3:19 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Feeling nostalgic about 747s. Who’s have you flown?
Replies: 154
Views: 19212

Re: Feeling nostalgic about 747s. Who’s have you flown?

AA ORD-DTW - The one with the piano bar.
NW DTW-MSP - Late 1980s

Fast forward to 2007-2008
BA SEA-LHR, LHR-DEL, LHR-SEA (Biz Class upstairs on all legs)

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by seat1a
Fri Apr 30, 2021 4:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ecuatoriana coming back
Replies: 25
Views: 8983

Re: Ecuatoriana coming back

Nice livery. Any news on routes for the 717?

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by seat1a
Fri Apr 30, 2021 3:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Breeze - News and Discussion Thread - 2021
Replies: 1613
Views: 313641

Re: Breeze - News and Discussion Thread - 2021

Does Wilmington fit into Breeze's criteria? Curious if ILG-LAX/SFO/LAS would be viable. Just a thought.

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by seat1a
Fri Apr 30, 2021 2:18 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: AS MAX Routes
Replies: 9
Views: 1455

Re: AS MAX Routes

According to the Alaska fleet site, there are four (N913AK, N915AK, N918AK, N919AK) that are all currently parked for electric repair. According to Flightaware, they flew the following routes in March/April before being grounded: SEA-SAN SEA-LAX SEA-LAS SEA-PDX SAN-PDX LAX-PDX Thank you, very helpf...

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by seat1a
Fri Apr 30, 2021 2:15 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: AS MAX Routes
Replies: 9
Views: 1455

Re: AS MAX Routes

According to the Alaska fleet site, there are four (N913AK, N915AK, N918AK, N919AK) that are all currently parked for electric repair. According to Flightaware, they flew the following routes in March/April before being grounded: SEA-SAN SEA-LAX SEA-LAS SEA-PDX SAN-PDX LAX-PDX Thank you, very helpf...

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by seat1a
Fri Apr 30, 2021 1:14 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: AS MAX Routes
Replies: 9
Views: 1455

AS MAX Routes

Sitting here watching all the approaches from the North in Seattle, keeping a lookout on flightradar24 for any Alaska MAX's. Anyone know what routes they are flying? Where do we expect them to fly throughout the rest of the year?

BTW, just saw the AS 737 in the UNCF special livery - pretty sharp!

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by seat1a
Sun Apr 18, 2021 3:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Korean Air 787 LAX-SEA Today
Replies: 7
Views: 2629

Re: Korean Air 787 LAX-SEA Today

It actually just restarted tonight, shame it was landing after sunset though. Still need to get this one as I missed it last summer when they operated it a couple times a week. It operated last Saturday as well. Good catch. Missed that. Hope it stays this year. Definitely want to photograph it. Tha...

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by seat1a
Sun Apr 18, 2021 3:30 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Korean Air 787 LAX-SEA Today
Replies: 7
Views: 2629

Korean Air 787 LAX-SEA Today

https://www.flightradar24.com/KAL8022/276f5def
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Hello - Just looking to Flightradar24 and see this Korean Air 787-9 enroute from LAX. Any idea why? Thanks!

https://www.flightradar24.com/KAL8022/276f5def

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by seat1a
Wed Apr 14, 2021 2:37 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Your dream airline fleet
Replies: 20
Views: 2449

Re: Your dream airline fleet

teachpdx wrote:
seat1a wrote:
Hundreds of A220's.


Emphatically agree.

With a handful of A359s to reach far-off places.


Hello Hawai'ian or new Aloha.

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by seat1a
Wed Apr 07, 2021 3:15 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Your dream airline fleet
Replies: 20
Views: 2449

Re: Your dream airline fleet

Hundreds of A220's.

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by seat1a
Sun Mar 14, 2021 8:12 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Braniff Calder DC8 Experiences
Replies: 3
Views: 1148

Braniff Calder DC8 Experiences

Hello - The a.net homepage has a shot of a Braniff DC8 painted by Alexander Calder. Have not seen this photo, or angle, before.

Anyone here fly this jet and experience the Braniff inflight service? Thanks!

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by seat1a
Sun Mar 07, 2021 4:51 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: A220 Howling Sound on Approach
Replies: 19
Views: 5246

Re: A220 Howling Sound on Approach

I was actually going to ask the same thing about A*3*20's. Whenever a 320 series jet flies over, the moment it comes into hearing range it sounds like a landing UFO. "Beeeyoooooooo." Engine inlet shape or something? No other airplane does that and it's loud and distinct every time. The so...

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by seat1a
Sun Mar 07, 2021 4:18 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: A220 Howling Sound on Approach
Replies: 19
Views: 5246

Re: A220 Howling Sound on Approach

Heard a similar sound on a PrimeAir 767 a few minutes later. Same fuel vents?! LOL

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by seat1a
Sun Mar 07, 2021 4:00 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: A220 Howling Sound on Approach
Replies: 19
Views: 5246

Re: A220 Howling Sound on Approach

Heard a similar sound on a PrimeAir 767 a few minutes later. Same fuel vents?! LOL

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by seat1a
Sat Mar 06, 2021 10:37 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: A220 Howling Sound on Approach
Replies: 19
Views: 5246

A220 Howling Sound on Approach

In Seattle today and watching a DL A220 on approach, writing this at 2:36pm PST. Flight coming in from Austin.

What's causing the howling sound during approach? It last for a few seconds, but happens every time. Thoughts welcome. Thanks!

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by seat1a
Sun Feb 14, 2021 1:51 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: "Dry airspace"
Replies: 37
Views: 5332

Re: "Dry airspace"

Great thread and post. What did Braniff do!? My father was a Braniff ticket agent in Wichita,KS from 1959 to 1982, so I non-reved out of ICT many times during the “Vern Miller” years. Departing Wichita, Braniff would not serve drinks until after the plane crossed state lines (OK going to DFW or MO ...

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