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by superjeff
Sun Aug 09, 2020 8:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Western Airlines questions
Replies: 71
Views: 8899

Re: Western Airlines questions

Also Flying Tigers, Hawaiian, Pacific Western, Cathay Pacific Cargo, Skywest and People Express wore similar, silver liveries. I liked them myself, but I guess I just like liveries lol... When did People Express have a silver livery? Northwest . Well PE were silvery, I guess..and you are right abou...

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by superjeff
Fri Aug 07, 2020 2:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Western Airlines questions
Replies: 71
Views: 8899

Re: Western Airlines questions

I worked for Braniff. Our 327B's had the auxilliary exit, so at least some of them did. Interesting to know. Have you any pictures? I can’t find any record of Braniff having operated the 707-320B. I see the -227s, the -327Cs, the 138Bs and of course, the 720, but no -327Bs. The only reason I can im...

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by superjeff
Fri Aug 07, 2020 2:27 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Western Airlines Chieftain Liveries
Replies: 46
Views: 5526

Re: Western Airlines Chieftain Liveries

When Western started using the W on their livery, I used to call them Winnebagos after the RVs built and titled Winnebago, which had a large W logo on the side. It was located in Winnebago, Iowa. You aren't the only person who felt that way. Winnebago filed a trademark infringement lawsuit against ...

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by superjeff
Fri Aug 07, 2020 2:17 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Western Airlines questions
Replies: 71
Views: 8899

Re: Western Airlines questions

thanks for the correction. i don't remember the cargo door - I thought that was the only difference from the B. That and the auxiliary exit just aft of the wings. As far as I know, the 707-320B did not have that exit. I worked for Braniff. Our 327B's had the auxilliary exit, so at least some of the...

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by superjeff
Fri Aug 07, 2020 12:24 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Western Airlines questions
Replies: 71
Views: 8899

Re: Western Airlines questions

thanks for the correction. i don't remember the cargo door - I thought that was the only difference from the B.

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by superjeff
Thu Aug 06, 2020 2:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Is there an airline worldwide that’s not losing money ?
Replies: 49
Views: 10620

Re: Is there an airline worldwide that’s not losing money ?

Ziyulu wrote:
Do AA, UA, or DL have all cargo planes only for cargo?



No longer. At one time years ago, they all operated some cargo planes, but I think the last all-cargo airplanes were operated by Northwest and discontinued when they got rid of their 747-200 Freighters, years ago.

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by superjeff
Thu Aug 06, 2020 2:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Is there a Business Case for a 787-9 regional
Replies: 90
Views: 12575

Re: Is there a Business Case for a 787-9 regional

European airlines fly the 787 in Europe and Asian airlines in Asia many on domestic routes The American 787 airlines operating the 787 fly on some domestic hops but a regional is limited in seat numbers by a scope clause In the U.S., the Scope clause is intended to limit the use of outsourcing flyi...

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by superjeff
Thu Aug 06, 2020 2:55 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Western Airlines questions
Replies: 71
Views: 8899

Re: Western Airlines questions

Worked for Western in SFO and PDX from 1968-1977. Great employer. Best years of my working career. My first flight was on a 720B SFO-LAX in 1968. Yes those were the days. The WA 720B...sadly the one that got away from me. Saw them, photographed a couple of them, even had a flight booked on one in D...

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by superjeff
Thu Aug 06, 2020 12:32 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Eastern Airways plans LHR-Teesside
Replies: 14
Views: 4224

Re: London Heathrow (LHR) 2020 New Routes

https://www.easternairways.com/news/78/major-boost-as-teesside-regains-london-heathrow-route-with-eastern-airways Good to see an old BD domestic route return - albeit once daily! In view of Covid19, it's pretty good to even have once daily. They can always add more service later, provided the econo...

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by superjeff
Wed Aug 05, 2020 2:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Western Airlines questions
Replies: 71
Views: 8899

Re: Western Airlines questions

Didnt they operate a HNL-ANC-LGW flight ? Yes they sure did...in 1981, per this timetable, but I don't know when it started or how long it lasted: http://www.departedflights.com/WA030181p8.html This is in addition, as you'll see, to the DEN-LGW service too. About a year, on a DC10. It (obviously) d...

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by superjeff
Wed Aug 05, 2020 2:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Western Airlines questions
Replies: 71
Views: 8899

Re: Western Airlines questions

AntonioMartin wrote:
MIflyer12 wrote:
AntonioMartin wrote:


Wonder of they had 5th freedom rights between Mazatlan and Puerto Vallarta...



Mazatlan-Puerto Vallarta (MZT-PVR) would not be fifth freedom, as they are both in Mexico and would probably not have been permitted as "cabotage".

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by superjeff
Mon Aug 03, 2020 12:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Northwest Orient and Northwest Airlines
Replies: 57
Views: 10511

Re: Northwest Orient and Northwest Airlines

Northwest was one of the "Legacy" airlines in the U.S. Their Asian service was pioneering, in the same sense as Pan Am (which also flew to Europe and Latin America), TWA (Europe), and Braniff (South America). Donald Nyrop had a reputation as a cheapskate (there's a legend that T he offere...

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by superjeff
Mon Aug 03, 2020 12:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: TWA Constellations to Europe
Replies: 24
Views: 6107

Re: TWA Constellations to Europe

TWA's last Constellation international passenger flight was on October 28, 1961. Rome - New York. Wow great detail. Can you imagine grinding along on that 1649 for 16 hours when there were 707s rocketing across the pond from Rome in nine hours! Although I sure as hell would love to have been on the...

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by superjeff
Mon Aug 03, 2020 12:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: TWA Constellations to Europe
Replies: 24
Views: 6107

Re: TWA Constellations to Europe

The brochure was printed in 1955. A fare of $600/person was a lot of money in 1955. Price of a full-size 1955 Ford was about $1,800. Air travel has become so much cheaper. It's not unusual to see exactly the same transatlantic fares that were printed in that brochure today! I've flown for $500 from...

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by superjeff
Mon Aug 03, 2020 12:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: TWA Constellations to Europe
Replies: 24
Views: 6107

Re: TWA Constellations to Europe

I don't know when TWA L1649s flew their final passenger services ( likely domestic hops, for as pointed out earlier L1649s stopped flying passengers to/from Europe in 1961 ). But perhaps not too surprising an older L749, with its more reliable engines, performed that last TWA Connie passenger fligh...

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by superjeff
Sun Aug 02, 2020 10:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Northwest Orient and Northwest Airlines
Replies: 57
Views: 10511

Re: Northwest Orient and Northwest Airlines

Northwest was one of the "Legacy" airlines in the U.S. Their Asian service was pioneering, in the same sense as Pan Am (which also flew to Europe and Latin America), TWA (Europe), and Braniff (South America). Donald Nyrop had a reputation as a cheapskate (there's a legend that T he offered...

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by superjeff
Sun Aug 02, 2020 3:20 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: US airways DBA US Airways Express
Replies: 8
Views: 2170

Re: US airways DBA US Airways Express

Adding to USPIT10L, whose memory is consistent with mine, the aircraft flew a lot of shorter, thicker routes out of PIT toward the end of the hub (ATL, ORD, etc.) and longer thinner routes from PHL (particularly IAH and DFW). MDA did very little CLT flying because PSA CR7s handled its 70-seater nee...

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by superjeff
Fri Jul 31, 2020 9:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: TWA Constellations to Europe
Replies: 24
Views: 6107

Re: TWA Constellations to Europe

My father was stationed in Europe after WW II (in Budapest, Hungary), working for the U.S. Army Air Corp. In early 1946, my mother joined him there, flying on a TWA Constellation (I suspect the -749 model) LGA-Paris (not sure which airport was being used their then). The Connies had just gone back o...

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by superjeff
Mon Jul 13, 2020 12:44 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Idaho Airports and Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 95
Views: 7500

Re: Idaho Airports and Aviation Thread - 2020

OK. So this isn't aviation related per se. But I've google mapped BOI and Boise, and there seems to be quite a few interesting places to visit. Never been to Idaho and would like to knock that off my "All 50 States" list. Only 7 to go. So to any BOI locals, is it worth my time, like 3-4 d...

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by superjeff
Tue Jul 07, 2020 6:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 377 Cabin question
Replies: 51
Views: 10258

Re: Boeing 377 Cabin question

Found a United booklet on the B377: http://www.ovi.ch/b377/brochures/united/ Upper berths in the front. United only flew the Stratocruiser from SFO and LAX to HNL, which was about 9+ hours westbound. The return trip was overnight, leaving Hawaii in the early evening and arriving back on the mainlan...

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by superjeff
Mon Jul 06, 2020 12:15 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Time For Delta To Consider New Airline Partners?
Replies: 85
Views: 12332

Re: Time For Delta To Consider New Airline Partners?

I find this thread interesting. The average passenger doesn't care if he connects at JFK, PHL, LAX, SFO, or anywhere else. He's looking for the best connection times and the best fares. DFW doesn't have the volume of international carriers that, say, ORD does, because it doesn't need to. AA has a fo...

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by superjeff
Sat Jul 04, 2020 3:43 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA, UA, DL TATL Service History
Replies: 79
Views: 5642

Re: AA, UA, DL TATL Service History

Regarding the crew bases that were in London, did the Pan Am London base crew get transferred over to United with the new route authorities or did everyone lose their job and have to reapply? I know that there are some ex Pan Am people at the United station here in London but not sure of their stor...

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by superjeff
Fri Jul 03, 2020 11:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Official: AA moving to LHR T-5
Replies: 101
Views: 15779

Re: Official: AA moving to LHR T-5

There is more to this, when AA is at a full schedule its 20 flights daily. How is that going to work at T5, is BA moving some of their lesser intercontinental flights to Terminal 3 making room for AA ? BA's 747 could sadly be history, BA still will have frequency in their main markets with 787, A35...

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by superjeff
Tue Jun 30, 2020 2:44 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - June 2020
Replies: 495
Views: 68351

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - June 2020

Bain can do something with Virgin, I think. My question is "What?" The Australian public prefers full service - so ULCC isn't going to work; going strictly domestic becomes something akin to Ansett Mark 3??? That isn't going to work either. I'd think a true competitor to QF, and maybe even...

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by superjeff
Sun Jun 28, 2020 12:51 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Question about Pan Am's A310-200s
Replies: 77
Views: 10342

Re: Question about Pan Am's A310-200s

As to the 1990s fleet plan, wasn't there an A320 order planned or was that order repurposed into the A310 order? Correct, they had ordered some A320's, which they couldn't afford. Those planes ended up with Braniff 2, and ultimately went to America West when Braniff 2 shut down. I recall reading so...

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by superjeff
Tue Jun 23, 2020 7:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: US Airline Booking Trends during COVID-19
Replies: 337
Views: 40928

Re: US Airline Booking Trends during COVID-19

One thing to keep in mind is that things can change really fast in COVID. I remember back in early March, New York went from life going on like normal to nothing open in the space of a week. And I just saw home as cases and positive rate going up everyday. That looks to be what's happening right no...

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by superjeff
Mon Jun 22, 2020 12:52 am
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: DSLR or mirrorless for stock images?
Replies: 5
Views: 8314

Re: DSLR or mirrorless for stock images?

Mirrorless is the future, but as is alluded to above, it is the lenses that is the big long term cost. I just switched to Nikon's Z6, which will use (with an adapter) their previous mount lenses, and the picture quality is substantially the same; the weight of the mirrorless is a lot less. I would s...

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by superjeff
Thu Jun 18, 2020 7:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 377 Cabin question
Replies: 51
Views: 10258

Re: Boeing 377 Cabin question

What a Fascinating post! Are their any Stratocruisers preserved in a museum anywhere by chance? I’d love a chance to go through one of these. I was happy enough to see the military version at the Pima Museum in Tucson. This is a fascinating airplane. It looks like Pan Am stopped using it in its Rio...

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by superjeff
Mon Jun 08, 2020 10:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why did Pan Am disappear?
Replies: 76
Views: 9743

Re: Why did Pan Am dissapeared?

Why was Pan AM so desperate to have a domestic network within the US, was not their international network not enough for them? I remember they were ( just in my opinion ) along with British Airways the largest international carriers in the world at the time just about any airport in the world you w...

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by superjeff
Wed May 27, 2020 5:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA Fleet Updates - 2020
Replies: 1118
Views: 182205

Re: AA Fleet Updates - 2020

Planning and flexibility are great but in this instance team Tempe is out of touch with reality to the point of insanity. AA is leveraged to the hilt, demand is near nil,and has a sub par product. How are they planning paying for more 787 and writing down/paying off the 777? It seems as if they are...

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by superjeff
Wed May 27, 2020 5:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest wins JD Power award in both categories for US carriers
Replies: 51
Views: 3936

Re: WN wins JD Power award in both categories

Since its beginning in 1971, Southwest has consistently followed a simple formula: Under promise and Over deliver. It works (and I'm not a fan, primarily due to the boarding system).

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by superjeff
Wed May 20, 2020 12:10 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Bamboo Airways plans IPO in 4Q2020, direct US flight at the end of 2021
Replies: 15
Views: 1926

Re: Bamboo Airways plans IPO in 4Q2020, direct US flight at the end of 2021

I'm not sure that a route from Vietnam to the U.S. would be totally aimed at VFR business; I think the yield would be too low. And I also think the second or third largest Vietnamese population in the U.S. is in Houston if they were looking at VFR.

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by superjeff
Thu May 14, 2020 9:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing CEO: A major US airline likely will go out of business this year,
Replies: 308
Views: 41549

Re: Boeing CEO: A major US airline likely will go out of business this year,

so... many of you are talking about Chapter11 ...(reorganization)....I am not verse on Bankruptcy laws in the USA....but can companies that have gone thru Chapter11 file again? I know Continental in the past have done so multiple times but...I thought those laws were changed. Can someone with knowl...

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by superjeff
Tue May 12, 2020 1:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Could TK 981 have been saved like UAL 232
Replies: 61
Views: 11373

Re: Could TK 981 have been saved like UAL 232

What an unusual but interesting question! It is also worth pointing out that one of the reasons mentioned for the loss of control in the Turkish DC-10 was the number of flight controls lost by the crew upon decompression and subsequent collapse of part of the passenger floor, for which McDonnell Do...

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by superjeff
Thu Apr 30, 2020 1:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Berlin Tegel (TXL) to Remain open until end of October at least
Replies: 99
Views: 17359

Re: Berlin Tegel (TXL) to Close from June 1

I'll also miss Tegel. About a 20 minute taxi ride from my hotel near the K'Damm. Yes, the airport is a dump, and, yes, coming in from a non Schengen area, you clear immigration/customs at the gate which can be slow, but, still a neat airport, especially due to the history (although I never had the e...

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by superjeff
Tue Apr 28, 2020 2:43 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Virgin Australia to enter voluntary administration
Replies: 314
Views: 52280

Re: Virgin Australia to enter voluntary administration

I'd like to hear from somebody who has some knowledge about Australian Bankruptcy/Administration processes: In the US Chapter 11 scenario, the debtor can abrogate leases or "executory contracts" (those are contracts performable over an extended time period) and use that threat as a way to ...

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by superjeff
Wed Apr 22, 2020 2:37 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Virgin Australia to enter voluntary administration
Replies: 314
Views: 52280

Re: Virgin Australia to enter voluntary administration

Breaking: The majority of bond holders are likely to block any bid which does not get them larger than a 60 cent return on their dollar investment. This makes it likely that many buyers will no longer interested and increases the chances of liquidation occurring. Source: Nine Group I'm in the U.S. ...

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by superjeff
Tue Apr 21, 2020 1:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Virgin Australia to enter voluntary administration
Replies: 314
Views: 52280

Re: Virgin Australia to enter voluntary administration

VA have announced they've gone into Voluntary Administration. They're not in liquidation, they haven't collapsed, no one has lost their job today, planes are still flying, Velocity points and travel bank credits are still there to be used. For those of us not familiar with the Australian system, is...

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by superjeff
Tue Apr 21, 2020 1:35 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Braniff Bankruptcy 1983
Replies: 43
Views: 5839

Re: Braniff Bankruptcy 1983

Would've been a lot better for Pan Am to merge with Braniff, IMO. conn There actually was an attempt to merge the two (or, at least Braniff II - the Hyatt owned operation) in about 1984, but the Feds wouldn't approve it. There were some good u between the two airlines, as Ed Acker, who had been the...

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by superjeff
Mon Apr 20, 2020 7:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: National airlines were just passing through one way.
Replies: 16
Views: 4043

Re: National airlines were just passing through one way.

Not to the same extent as National, though. I worked for Braniff in the mid 1970's and we had flights operating DFW-IAH-MSY-PTY-BOG-UIO, and JFK-IAD-MIA-PTY-UIO-LIM-LPZ-BUE and similar, but largely dictated by the route authorities we had, and Eastern's flights were typically one stop flights operat...

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by superjeff
Mon Apr 20, 2020 4:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: National airlines were just passing through one way.
Replies: 16
Views: 4043

Re: National airlines were just passing through one way.

Let's face it, there was LOTS of bizarre stuff pre-deregulation...UA flying 747's ORD/YYZ/ORD is merely one example I can think of. Specifically referring to National, don't forget that they operated ATL-SFO nonstop, which was awarded, IIRC, as part of the Southern Trans-Con. Route Case...it was th...

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by superjeff
Wed Apr 15, 2020 2:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LOT News Thread - 2020
Replies: 262
Views: 36632

Re: LOT News Thread - 2020

The one thing I haven't seen so far on this Newsgroup is the situation re Condor. I understand they are backing out of that deal. Anybody have any updated information?

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by superjeff
Tue Apr 14, 2020 12:53 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JFK Terminal 2 Final Flight
Replies: 26
Views: 6889

Re: JFK Terminal 2 Final Flight

Delta acquired Northeast in 1972. That's when they got into that terminal. They took over Braniff's space as well, as Braniff moved into the old United Terminal. Photo of DL at JFK prior to NE merger: http://www.flickr.com/photos/kenfielding/6794811181 DL was at JFK prior to NE merger but they were...

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by superjeff
Mon Apr 13, 2020 2:00 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JFK Terminal 2 Final Flight
Replies: 26
Views: 6889

Re: JFK Terminal 2 Final Flight

Does anybody know what gate and destination the final flight had? What about the equipment? Will this terminal ever be used again before it is finally demolished? Delta took over the entire terminal after they merged with Northeast and Northwest. I wonder if the Jitney buses will be reused after Te...

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by superjeff
Sun Apr 12, 2020 11:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Canada Jetlines moves to Miami
Replies: 34
Views: 9330

Re: Canada Jetlines moves to Miami

Global Crossing Airlines, yet another 36th Street airline, filed its initial applications with the DOT yesterday to begin domestic and foreign charters using A320s. The twist is that it intends to merge with Canada Jetlines, which would cause all Jetlines shareholders to become shareholders in the ...

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by superjeff
Fri Apr 10, 2020 11:38 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Commercial Aviation Developement from 1950s to 1980s Question
Replies: 4
Views: 832

Re: Commercial Aviation Developement from 1950s to 1980s Question

I'm older than you. First flight on an American DC6 DCA-LGA when I was eight months old (don't remember that one, but I did get - and keep for 50 years, a "Sky Cradle Club" membership certificate), then multiple DC6B flights on United and even Northeast, including TransCons, DC7's on Unite...

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by superjeff
Fri Apr 10, 2020 11:11 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: IAG sign LOI for 200 B737 Max
Replies: 398
Views: 71316

Re: IAG sign LOI for 200 B737 Max

I think Airbus in a few years will offer IAG A321NEOs for a fair price. If they prefer the 737MAX they should order those, for their long term NB requirements. BA can also take MAX -10s to replace old Airbus aircraft. They only have to switch back to bulk loading. On the flip side, that will create...

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by superjeff
Wed Apr 08, 2020 2:42 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Surprising history of hijackings to Cuba: Facts, Figures, & Questions
Replies: 44
Views: 4818

Re: Surprising history of hijackings to Cuba: Facts, Figures, & Questions

One more: January 12, 1972: Braniff Flight 38, a Boeing 727, was hijacked as it departed Houston, Texas bound for Dallas, Texas. The lone armed hijacker, Billy Gene Hurst, Jr., allowed all 94 passengers to deplane after landing at Dallas Love Field but continued to hold the 7 crewmembers hostage, de...

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by superjeff
Mon Mar 30, 2020 1:16 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA's PHX Hub in Jeopardy?
Replies: 198
Views: 27287

Re: AA's PHX Hub in Jeapordy?

AA won't retreat from Phoenix. the city serves a specific purpose that LAX can't. And they won't retreat at LAX either, that city is too important (and they're the market leader there, albeit in a highly fragmented market). LAX is not JFK for American.

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by superjeff
Mon Mar 30, 2020 1:13 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: US Carriers Considering Passenger Consolidation
Replies: 85
Views: 15457

Re: US Carriers Considering Passenger Consolidation

I'm sure it will just be a codeshare thing like how domestic routes are coshared with international airlines like PHL-STL might be AA 123, it might also be BA 5123 (which would only be sold as connection from an international flight). So now PHL-STL could be AA123 UA2123 DL3123 They don't have to d...

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