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by psa188
Wed Jul 17, 2019 9:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: History of UA at JFK
Replies: 32
Views: 3654

Re: History of UA at JFK

They had transcons to SFO and LAX. I think they briefly did SJC around 1970, but I was 8 at the time.

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by psa188
Thu Jun 20, 2019 11:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: More details on BOOM SST at Paris. SFO to Toyko in 5.5 hours. First flight in 2020...
Replies: 103
Views: 13053

Re: More details on BOOM SST at Paris. SFO to Toyko in 5.5 hours. First flight in 2020...

This is pretty useless as a concept if Tokyo-San Francisco is the target market. A 5.5 hour flight time and the difference in local time (+9 to -8) between the departure and arrival airports has to be looked at in the context of night curfews in NRT and attractive customer timings. If you assume th...

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by psa188
Mon Mar 25, 2019 8:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL rebrand in the works ? (Going more purple?)
Replies: 44
Views: 11768

Re: DL rebrand in the works ? (Going more purple?)

Slightly off topic but it seems to be a growing trend for web design to incorporate a ton of empty space and hiding information. I hate it. I prefer compact design with plenty of information; even if it isn’t as attractive. You can thank smartphones for that. I agree with you, website design sucks ...

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by psa188
Thu Feb 28, 2019 9:17 pm
Forum: Aviation Hobby
Topic: Books on Aviation History
Replies: 11
Views: 3094

Re: Books on Aviation History

Gosh, that is a rather broad-based question, but I'll give it a go. R. E. G. Davies has written a number of histories, including several broad-based books. Despite the fact that a few errors reportedly crept into his last book, "Airlines of the Jet Age," I would recommend any of his titles...

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by psa188
Thu Feb 14, 2019 3:36 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: California abandons plan for LA-SF HSR; air travel continues to rule the market
Replies: 216
Views: 17708

Re: California abandons plan for LA-SF HSR; air travel continues to rule the market

ozglobal wrote:
Strange to celebrate such ineptitude.


Nobody is celebrating the fact that CHSRA is inept. We are celebrating that Newsom is not throwing good money after bad.

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by psa188
Wed Feb 13, 2019 9:17 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: California abandons plan for LA-SF HSR; air travel continues to rule the market
Replies: 216
Views: 17708

Re: California abandons plan for LA-SF HSR; air travel continues to rule the market

but the overwhelming majority of the state NEVER wanted it. How is it hypocritical, to turn down something that most of us didn't want to begin with???? Ten years ago, voters approved the bonds that got the HSR project moving. It was later, when people woke up to all of the chicanery and nonsense a...

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by psa188
Wed Feb 13, 2019 9:16 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: California abandons plan for LA-SF HSR; air travel continues to rule the market
Replies: 216
Views: 17708

Re: California abandons plan for LA-SF HSR; air travel continues to rule the market

but the overwhelming majority of the state NEVER wanted it. How is it hypocritical, to turn down something that most of us didn't want to begin with???? Ten years ago, voters approved the bonds that got the HSR project moving. It was later, when people woke up to all of the chicanery and nonsense a...

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by psa188
Tue Feb 12, 2019 11:37 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: California abandons plan for LA-SF HSR; air travel continues to rule the market
Replies: 216
Views: 17708

Re: California abandons plan for LA-SF HSR; air travel continues to rule the market

Dieuwer wrote:
Really don't understand what the problem is. The HSR line could have been built right next to I-5. Almost like a straight line from LA to SF. Maybe have a station at Bakersfield, then at Gustine bend west towards San Jose and connect to Caltrain.


Simple. Your suggestion makes too much sense.

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by psa188
Tue Feb 12, 2019 11:07 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: California abandons plan for LA-SF HSR; air travel continues to rule the market
Replies: 216
Views: 17708

Re: California abandons plan for LA-SF HSR; air travel continues to rule the market

The biggest problem with the CA high speed rail project was the convoluted route. SF-LA via Palmdale made no sense, added to the cost and the running time. If you have time on your hands, go to http://www.calrailnews.org/archive/ and read what TRAC, a group of rail advocates, wrote about this project.

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by psa188
Tue Feb 12, 2019 8:09 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: California abandons plan for LA-SF HSR; air travel continues to rule the market
Replies: 216
Views: 17708

Re: California abandons plan for LA-SF HSR; air travel continues to rule the market

This is long overdue. The California high speed rail project has become a political project as opposed to a transportation project.

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by psa188
Wed Jan 16, 2019 11:49 pm
Forum: Aviation Hobby
Topic: Slide Collection Valuation
Replies: 4
Views: 2670

Re: Slide Collection Valuation

Follow up. in general, slides are not selling for what they went for 15-20 years ago. With the switch to digital, there are not as many slide collectors out there.

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by psa188
Wed Jan 16, 2019 11:46 pm
Forum: Aviation Hobby
Topic: Slide Collection Valuation
Replies: 4
Views: 2670

Re: Slide Collection Valuation

Without knowing the age and quality of the images, it is difficult to consider worth. Your tradeoff is between time and money. You could put some on ebay and see if they just sit there or get bid up. Accepting a lump sum for the lot is what you do if you are not interested in the hassle of selling e...

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by psa188
Wed Dec 05, 2018 7:35 pm
Forum: Aviation Hobby
Topic: Airline Timetable Appraisal
Replies: 2
Views: 3837

Re: Airline Timetable Appraisal

http://www.airlinetimetables.com/) sell the collection on consignment. After sales died down, we donated much of what was left to the SFO Museum.
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You might consider working with an established dealer. When I sold most of my timetable collection about 20 years ago, I had David Keller (http://www.airlinetimetables.com/) sell the collection on consignment. After sales died down, we donated much of what was left to the SFO Museum.

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by psa188
Thu Jul 26, 2018 3:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boom Supersonic corp unveils plan for 55-seat supersonic jet
Replies: 90
Views: 12993

Re: Boom Supersonic corp unveils plan for 55-seat supersonic jet

It will require a low or medium bypass turbofan, most likely derived from an existing commercial core, but with a new fan stage and the lower pressure turbine matched to that fan, and a nozzle matched to the higher exhaust velocity. That's not an overwhelming technical challenge. The engine manufac...

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by psa188
Wed Jul 25, 2018 3:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boom Supersonic corp unveils plan for 55-seat supersonic jet
Replies: 90
Views: 12993

Re: Boom Supersonic corp unveils plan for 55-seat supersonic jet

From Airways: https://airwaysmag.com/manufacturer/boom-reaffirms-supersonic-travel-will-be-for-everyone/ "There will be some challenges ahead for both Boom and Boeing before they can continue moving forward with these supersonic plans. Not only must they find a way for the plane to be cost effe...

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by psa188
Fri Jun 15, 2018 6:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: TAP Portugal To Start SFO Next Year
Replies: 19
Views: 3742

Re: TAP Portugal To Start SFO Next Year

I hope they do a A339 retrojet.

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by psa188
Wed May 02, 2018 3:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Concorde: the substitute
Replies: 56
Views: 6245

Re: Concorde: the substitute

First problem is regulatory. Supersonic flight is banned over 95% of sovereign airspace, that is, over land. Do you really think the national authorities will change the rule in the face of immense environmental protests, so rich people can fly supersonic? Very doubtful. Look at a globe and an awfu...

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by psa188
Tue May 01, 2018 8:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Concorde: the substitute
Replies: 56
Views: 6245

Re: Concorde: the substitute

The real issue with supersonic passenger flight, I think, is time zones. Appealing long-haul flights need to depart and arrive roughly between, say, 8:00 am and 10:00 pm., both at origin and destination. There's no sense in flying from NY to Dubai in six hours if you have to land at 3:00 am. That m...

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by psa188
Wed Mar 21, 2018 3:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: ORD $8.5B Expansion Deal - Update: City Council Approved
Replies: 371
Views: 47296

Re: ORD $8.5B Expansion Deal - Update: AA Now Onboard

What does all this talk about ORD expansion mean for Peotone?

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by psa188
Tue Jan 30, 2018 4:08 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Airline museums....which airlines have them?
Replies: 31
Views: 3545

Re: Airline museums....which airlines have them?

Don't forget the Museu do Ar in Sintra, Portugal, which is just outside of Lisboa. This extensive museum is the result of a three-way partnership between the airport operator Ana-Aeroportos, the Portuguese Air Force and TAP, its collection covers the spectrum of aviation history in Portugal. Of inte...

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by psa188
Thu Jan 25, 2018 4:04 pm
Forum: Aviation Hobby
Topic: Review: Non-Stop: A Turbulant History Of Northwest
Replies: 3
Views: 9955

Re: Review: Non-Stop: A Turbulant History Of Northwest

A quick run through of the book revealed a number of photo goofs. In one, a photo ascribed to a Stratocruiser lounge is actually that of a Lockheed Super Constellation and that belonging to KLM whose emblem appears on the bulkhead in the picture. Another credits passengers aboard a flight in the 19...

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by psa188
Mon Jan 08, 2018 11:50 pm
Forum: Aviation Hobby
Topic: Planespotting in the Northeast
Replies: 2
Views: 896

Re: Planespotting in the Northeast

http://www.nycaviation.com/spotting-guides.
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CaptnSnow71 wrote:
I'm currently in the process of moving to Manchester, NH. I'll be close to MHT, BOS, LGA, JFK.... Any planespotting groups in the area? Recommendations on good locations?


See http://www.nycaviation.com/spotting-guides.

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by psa188
Mon Jan 08, 2018 11:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Heritage Liveries for Delta?
Replies: 22
Views: 2079

Re: Heritage Liveries for Delta

If it were to happen, which liveries would we see? NW and WA would be obvious choices. Maybe Pan Am? DL doesn't have as many direct mergers as AA, and you'd probably have to dig into Pan Am and NW acquisitions for additional liveries. Don't forget Northeast and Chicago & Southern. Sadly, this i...

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by psa188
Mon Jan 08, 2018 11:39 pm
Forum: Aviation Hobby
Topic: John Wegg RIP
Replies: 7
Views: 2797

John Wegg RIP

http://nzcivair.blogspot.com/2018/01/jo ... 0-rip.html.

RIP John.
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I've heard from multiple sources that John Wegg, original editor of Airliners magazine, founder of Airways magazine, Caravelle expert and author of several books, recently died in New Zealand. More here: http://nzcivair.blogspot.com/2018/01/jo ... 0-rip.html.

RIP John.

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by psa188
Sat Nov 18, 2017 12:32 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Article: 'Flying the Unfriendly Skies'
Replies: 108
Views: 16765

Re: Article: 'Flying the Unfriendly Skies'

Travel by air does not have to suck; you just have to pay for the perks. I'd rather pay a bit more to fly on Southwest and not be nickel and dimed. Speaking of which, in October, I flew them to ORF via BWI and loved it. Good service, on-time flights and "street pricing" at BWI, which is a...

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by psa188
Sat Nov 18, 2017 12:27 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boom Technology To Pick Assembly Site And Engines In 2018
Replies: 23
Views: 7057

Re: Boom Technology To Pick Assembly Site And Engines In 2018

Granted Boom likely doesn't have much credibility until they demonstrate a real ability to execute their audacious plan and I'm as skeptical as anyone as to whether they've a real business case but still, an SST of any sort should be a topic of conversation. About 20 years ago, R. E. G. Davies wrot...

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by psa188
Thu Nov 09, 2017 7:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Article: 'Flying the Unfriendly Skies'
Replies: 108
Views: 16765

Re: Article: 'Flying the Unfriendly Skies'

The real question is how are fares today, with extra fees, when compared to 1977, the last year of CAB regulation? I suspect that a plane ticket, with checked bag fees and fees for better seats, is still cheaper today than for a ticket in 1977 that included 2 checked bags and free seat selection. L...

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by psa188
Mon Sep 11, 2017 6:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: May we Never Forget.
Replies: 8
Views: 2727

Re: May we Never Forget.

Thanks for taking the time to post this. We must never forget that horrible day or the evil that brought it about.

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by psa188
Mon Aug 21, 2017 8:09 pm
Forum: Aviation Hobby
Topic: Musings On The World Airline Historical Society
Replies: 17
Views: 18414

Re: Musings On The World Airline Historical Society

Have you heard any more about their website? It's finally out, after a delay of forever. Basically the Captain's Log is now a blog (Captain's Blog?) There was talk of scanning and uploading pdf versions of old Captain's Logs however the only one up is issue 37-1 without the front cover. I'm happy t...

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by psa188
Wed Aug 02, 2017 3:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: TAP Portugal to lease additional A330neo capacity
Replies: 16
Views: 3517

Re: TAP Portugal to lease additional A330neo capacity

https://airwaysmag.com/airlines/tap-deb ... er-design/
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Armodeen wrote:
That seems to be their strap line at the moment, hell they even painted an A330 with that message.


Yeah. More here: https://airwaysmag.com/airlines/tap-deb ... er-design/

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by psa188
Fri Jul 28, 2017 3:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Cygnus Mach 3: new supersonic passenger jet
Replies: 36
Views: 6720

Re: New supersonic passenger jet

Smaller passenger loads of 30-50 also mitigates the third point about sector times and additionally reduces the risks to potential customers; an operator can scale their fleet more easily to meet demand, rather than starting with a massive and hugely expensive jet that needs 300 expensive seats fil...

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by psa188
Thu Jul 27, 2017 6:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Cygnus Mach 3: new supersonic passenger jet
Replies: 36
Views: 6720

Re: New supersonic passenger jet

https://www.amazon.com/Supersonic-Airli ... 1888962097 and tell me why Davies' arguments no longer apply.
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I wish that one of the proponents of these new SSTs would read this book https://www.amazon.com/Supersonic-Airli ... 1888962097 and tell me why Davies' arguments no longer apply.

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by psa188
Sat Jul 15, 2017 7:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA bag fee class action suit
Replies: 12
Views: 2681

Re: AA bag fee class action suit

I hate that we have degenerated to to such a sue-happy society, but I truly despise all this nickel-and-diming on the part of the airlines. Airlines should charge one honest fare and cool it with the nickel-and-diming. I kind of want this suit to succeed simply due to my disgust with the fees.

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by psa188
Thu Jul 06, 2017 3:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: FLL's New Concourse A at Terminal 1 is Now Open
Replies: 13
Views: 3245

Re: FLL's New Concourse A at Terminal 1 is Now Open

http://www.broward.org/Airport/Advisories/Pages/Default.aspx Now Open Terminal 1 Concourse A http://www.sun-sentinel.com/business/fl-bz-fll-airport-terminal-1-preview-20170601-story.html (month-old preview article) . Here's a more up to date one: http://www.sun-sentinel.com/business/fl-bz-fll-airpor...

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by psa188
Wed Jun 28, 2017 9:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Airlines wins suit against founder of Untied.com complaint site
Replies: 34
Views: 7324

Re: United Airlines wins suit against founder of Untied.com complaint site

And since the fees for experienced counsel in this area are likely greater than the costs I'm facing from the negative judgment, even if I win on appeal, I still lose. My opinion of the legal system cannot be printed on a family fourm. Is there any possibility of getting some public interest group ...

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by psa188
Wed Jun 28, 2017 3:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Airlines wins suit against founder of Untied.com complaint site
Replies: 34
Views: 7324

Re: United Airlines wins suit against founder of Untied.com complaint site

I hope that you can appeal this. Isn't parody supposed to be protected from SLAPP nonsense?

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by psa188
Wed Jun 28, 2017 3:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Mexico going after Airline bag fees
Replies: 8
Views: 2146

Re: Mexico going after Airline bag fees

I hate government regulation, but airlines should go back to charging one honest fare and do away with the nickel-and-dime fees. Also, fees deprive the government of ticket tax revenue, which is charged on the base fare. This screws Southwest.

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by psa188
Mon Jun 26, 2017 3:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: TAP A330-300 Special Liveries
Replies: 81
Views: 25190

Re: TAP A330-300 Special Liveries

https://airwaysmag.com/airlines/tap-unveils-retro-a330/

Personal opinion: It's nice to see this paint scheme return to the skies.
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More on CS-TOV here https://airwaysmag.com/airlines/tap-unveils-retro-a330/

Personal opinion: It's nice to see this paint scheme return to the skies.

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by psa188
Wed Jun 21, 2017 11:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: "5 Airlines want you to fly supersonic again" CNN Money
Replies: 3
Views: 1499

Re: "5 Airlines want you to fly supersonic again" CNN Money

Many people on here are skeptical, but they at least seem to have some serious heft behind them that I don't want to dismiss them immediately. But I could also be a little biased because I am proud that they are doing this all at APA, just a few miles away from where I grew up. I'm skeptical becaus...

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by psa188
Sat Jun 10, 2017 10:11 pm
Forum: Aviation Hobby
Topic: Free Airliner Magazines
Replies: 4
Views: 746

Re: Free Airliner Magazines

Steve:

To make it easier for you, I do not need Airways 2004 or later, or Airliners 1993 or later. I could use any airliner world or the airways special issues from 2013 or 2014. I'd be interested in knowing if you have any other titles available.

Hope this helps.

BH

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by psa188
Wed Jun 07, 2017 10:11 pm
Forum: Aviation Hobby
Topic: Free Airliner Magazines
Replies: 4
Views: 746

Re: Free Airliner Magazines

Steve:

What do you have?

I'm near SJC and go up to Los Altos around once per week.

BH

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by psa188
Wed Apr 19, 2017 3:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: ATW says drop UA rebrand as CO
Replies: 134
Views: 20749

Re: ATW says drop UA rebrand as CO

From a professional branding POV, they should NOT change the name to Continental or some other dumb new name like "Avialux" - (which a branding company would love to be paid $350,000 to do). It would be a great way to tell the world "we suck, so we are going to hide behind a new name...

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by psa188
Mon Apr 10, 2017 7:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Another United gaffe - forces doctor off plane
Replies: 2119
Views: 130919

Re: Another United gaffe - forces doctor off plane

http://reason.com/blog/2017/04/10/why-s ... airlines-c
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I agree with this point of view:
http://reason.com/blog/2017/04/10/why-s ... airlines-c

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by psa188
Sun Mar 26, 2017 7:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Another BER article
Replies: 2
Views: 688

Another BER article

http://www.news.com.au/travel/world-tra ... D=ref_fark
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The never-ending saga continues.
http://www.news.com.au/travel/world-tra ... D=ref_fark

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by psa188
Sun Mar 26, 2017 7:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Will United send a 747 to a museum?
Replies: 23
Views: 4127

Re: Will United send a 747 to a museum?

If it happens, I would like it to be on the grounds of Chicago's Museum of Science and Industry. Being as large as it is, it would need its own exhibit space separate from other aircraft, including an ex-UA 727-122, that are hanging from the ceiling. MSI has done it before, relocating a captured Na...

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by psa188
Wed Feb 22, 2017 11:28 pm
Forum: Aviation Hobby
Topic: Musings On The World Airline Historical Society
Replies: 17
Views: 18414

Re: Musings On The World Airline Historical Society

BTW, the WAHSonline site is hopelessly outdated. Last year, WAHS published their last printed "Captain's Log" and promised to have an all-digital version going forward. Since then, crickets. They have not even provided any updates to their status in over six months and I have no idea what'...

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by psa188
Wed Feb 22, 2017 11:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Aeromexico announces SJC-GDL
Replies: 0
Views: 419

Aeromexico announces SJC-GDL

http://www.flysanjose.com/fl/about/news ... JC-GDL.pdf
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Aeromexico will fly nonstop service between San José and Guadalajara (GDL) to begin July 1, 2017. Aeromexico
will operate six-weekly flights to GDL on Boeing 737-700/800 aircraft. Details here http://www.flysanjose.com/fl/about/news ... JC-GDL.pdf

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by psa188
Tue Feb 14, 2017 5:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Did the regional jet kill off service to many local airports.
Replies: 55
Views: 7355

Re: Did the regional jet kill off service to many local airports.

I was under the impression that the economics of small turboprop aircraft didn't work out. It's hard to spread out the costs among the relatively few passengers on these small aircraft.

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by psa188
Fri Feb 10, 2017 8:53 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: 'A buffet is not a takeaway': London hotel shames Air India's crew
Replies: 98
Views: 21974

Re: 'A buffet is not a takeaway': London hotel shames Air India's crew

This is ridiculous letter from a ridiculous complaint. Perhaps crew wasnt being discreet, but... As a well paid pilot, I regularly go down to BK with my backpack and take apples, boxes of cereal and or rolls/bagels for later. As a tourist, I do the same thing while visiting (especially in Europe wh...

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