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by n729pa
Sat Jan 08, 2022 10:13 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: One a time landed or Took off airport you've flown to
Replies: 52
Views: 1980

Re: One a time landed or Took off airport you've flown to

Landed at GLA .....
but later travelled to EDI and returned from there
Landed at ORY .....
returned from CDG

Flown in and out of EDI and CDG on other occasions.

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by n729pa
Fri Dec 31, 2021 9:36 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: What Airline Do You Associate With A Particular Type?
Replies: 34
Views: 1853

Re: What Airline Do You Associate With A Particular Type?

707 Pan Am
727 American
737 Lufthansa
747 Pan Am
757 BA
767 Air Canada
777 Emirates
787 ANA
L1011 Delta
DC8 United
DC9 (Inc MD80s) SAS
DC10 British Caledonian
A300 Air France
A310 KLM
A320 (family) BA
A330 Air France
A340 Virgin Atlantic
A350 Qatar Airways
A380 Qantas

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by n729pa
Fri Dec 10, 2021 5:19 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: My first flight
Replies: 29
Views: 2841

Re: My first flight

My first flight was a British Midland Airways DC9 G-BMAC London Heathrow to Glasgow in 1984.

Visited the flight deck with my brother and I was allowed to move a switch that tipped the plane slightly.

My 3rd and 4th flights were on Alpha Charlie too,

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by n729pa
Fri Dec 10, 2021 5:09 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Took Air France to MIA
Replies: 14
Views: 2293

Re: Took Air France to MIA

AF sound alright. I once... Flew in from Miami beach BOAC, didn't get to bed at night, all the way the paper bag was on my knee, man I had a dreadful flight.

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by n729pa
Wed Oct 20, 2021 10:24 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: On which arline[s] have you flown the most?
Replies: 29
Views: 1465

Re: On which arline[s] have you flown the most?

British Airways 230 Qantas 75 Swiss 29 Lufthansa 28 Finnair 14 Air France 12 KLM 12 Qantaslink 11 SAS 10 Iberia 10 Austrian Airlines 9 Alitalia 8 Olympic Airways 6 Brussels Airlines 6 KLM City Hopper 6 Pan Am 5 British Midland 5 Aer Lingus 4 Emirates 4 Germanwings 4 TAP Air Portugal 4 United Express...

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by n729pa
Sun Oct 10, 2021 8:17 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: How can I get from London to Newquay Airport?
Replies: 9
Views: 1397

Re: How can I get from London to Newquay Airport?

Or catch the Rail Air coach to Reading where you can connect with train services at Reading station including Newquay.

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by n729pa
Sun Oct 10, 2021 8:14 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Fokkers: What Have You Flown On?
Replies: 30
Views: 1399

Re: Fokkers: What Have You Flown On?

F70 KLM City Hopper AMS-LHR
F100 Helvetic ZRH-LHR

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by n729pa
Sun Oct 10, 2021 8:10 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Airbus A340 - Whose have you flown?
Replies: 47
Views: 2177

Re: Airbus A340 - Whose have you flown?

300
Iberia MAD-LHR x1

600
Iberia MAD-LHR x4

Always a good excuse to get a cheap flight down to Madrid to return on a IB widebody

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by n729pa
Sun Oct 10, 2021 8:06 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Boeing B727 - Whose have you flown?
Replies: 44
Views: 2135

Re: Boeing B727 - Whose have you flown?

N7020U United SFO-PDX
N1972 American PDX-ORD. ..missed a DC8 flight catching this flight. But 21st 727 sort of made up for it N7020U also an early example

N322AS Alaska PDX-SEA

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by n729pa
Sun Oct 10, 2021 7:44 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Dash 8: Whose have you flown?
Replies: 34
Views: 1957

Re: Dash 8: Whose have you flown?

Qantaslink
Brisbane-Blackall-Longreach, Longreach-Brisbane, Melbourne -Launceston -Melbourne, Canberra-Sydney x2
Austrian Airlines
Geneva-Heathrow (operating flight for Swiss)
Flybe
Heathrow -Edinburgh -Heathrow

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by n729pa
Sun Oct 10, 2021 4:08 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Airbus A380 - Who's have you flown ?
Replies: 43
Views: 1987

Re: Airbus A380 - Who's have you flown ?

39 flights
Qantas 35 LHR-DXB-SYD SYD-DXB-LHR LHR-DXB-MEL MEL-DXB-LHR LHR-SIN-SYD SYD-SIN-LHR LHR-SIN-MEL MEL-SIN-LHR
Emirates 2 LHR-DXB-LHR
Air France 1 LHR-CDG
BA 1 LHR-FRA

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by n729pa
Sun Oct 10, 2021 4:01 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Airbus A300 - Who's have you flown ?
Replies: 29
Views: 1342

Re: Airbus A300 - Who's have you flown ?

Olympic LHR-ATH-LHR 3 times..so 6 flights
Eastern SEA-PDX 1 flight

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by n729pa
Sun Sep 26, 2021 12:02 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: What airliner do you wish you could have flown on but never got the chance?
Replies: 74
Views: 6279

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

Concorde. ..I wouldn't mind trying that one day (£99 Bay of Biscay flights ).. lesson ...don't put things off! One day they cease to happen and it's too late. L1011, A310, DC 10, Tu154, il62 And DC8. Was booked on a UA DC8 PDX-ORD to connect with an international flight. Bit the DC8 was late so we w...

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by n729pa
Thu Sep 23, 2021 8:47 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Boeing 777- Whose have you flown?
Replies: 65
Views: 3215

Re: Boeing 777- Whose have you flown?

British Airways 200ER and 300ER
Emirates 300ER
Swiss 300ER

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by n729pa
Thu Sep 23, 2021 8:44 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: DC9 series- Which have you flown on?
Replies: 50
Views: 2553

Re: DC9 series- Which have you flown on?

My first 4 flights were on DC9s

All -15s, all British Midland Airways

and 717s for Qantaslink

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by n729pa
Thu Sep 23, 2021 8:43 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Airbus A330 - Whose have you flown?
Replies: 68
Views: 5060

Re: Airbus A330 - Whose have you flown?

Qantas -200 and -300
Iberia -200
Finnair -300
TAP -200

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by n729pa
Sat Sep 18, 2021 8:43 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Are there airliners that you admire technically that you didn't or don't enjoy flying on?
Replies: 3
Views: 976

Re: Are there airliners that you admire technically that you didn't or don't enjoy flying on?

787... I can't make them out. Having flown on Latam (1), British Airways (1), Air France (3) and Qantas (4) examples (including long LHR - PER -MEL return ) I've found them noisy compared to A380s or A350s. But I've sat in different places from the back to front, and found them noisy. One AF flight ...

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by n729pa
Sat Sep 18, 2021 8:22 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Boeing 767 - Who’s have you flown?
Replies: 96
Views: 6629

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

All 300ERs

British Airways
Qantas
Icelandair

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by n729pa
Sat Sep 18, 2021 8:20 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Airbus A320 - Who's have you flown
Replies: 79
Views: 5985

Re: Airbus A320 - Who's have you flown

SAS A319 A320 Finnair A319 A320 A321 Austrian A320 Edelweiss A320 Swiss A319 A320 A321 Germanwings A319 A320 Lufthansa A319 A320 A321 Brussels Airlines A319 A320 Alitalia A320 A321 Aer Lingus A320 Air France A318 A319 A320 A321 Iberia A319 A320 TAP A319 A320 British Airways A319 A320 A321 British Mi...

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by n729pa
Sat Sep 18, 2021 8:08 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Boeing 757: Who's have you flown?
Replies: 65
Views: 3278

Re: Boeing 757: Who's have you flown?

Just one flight. Icelandair 200

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by n729pa
Sat Sep 18, 2021 8:06 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Boeing 737 - Who’s have you flown?
Replies: 76
Views: 5054

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

Aer Lingus 400
Qantas 400 800
Lufthansa 500
Air New Zealand 300
KLM 700 800 900
SAS 600 700 800

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by n729pa
Sat Sep 18, 2021 7:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: US registered B747s with non American Carriers
Replies: 9
Views: 3460

Re: US registered B747s with non American Carriers

Didn't CAAC or was it China Air Lines had some N registered 747s? I remember the PAL 742s were all US registered.

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by n729pa
Mon Aug 23, 2021 8:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What Goods are Shipped by Air
Replies: 63
Views: 9210

Re: What Goods are Shipped by Air

If it will fit on a plane someone will want. We ship everything from touring rock bands to microchips. Luxury cars to contraceptives. Bulky cheap stuff like furniture or clothing, machinery move but sea. Ultimately it's hown quickly you want it and how much you want to pay. Some contracts might have...

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by n729pa
Wed Aug 04, 2021 12:03 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DHL orders 12 Eviation Alice freighters
Replies: 33
Views: 5628

Re: DHL orders 12 Eviation Alice freighters

Fuel burn isn't everything. I'd bet that "recycling" older aircraft by converting them to freighters is a damn sight more efficient than mining and transporting the materials (both horrible for the environment) needed to make a new freighter. The utilization on these isn't nearly as high ...

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by n729pa
Mon Aug 02, 2021 9:50 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Was the Boeing 737, the aircraft you have flown on, most often?
Replies: 44
Views: 3496

Re: Was the Boeing 737, the aircraft you have flown on, most often?

296 A320 family flights (2 A318, 92 A319, 146 A320 and 56 A321)
50 B737 -3 (NZ), -4 (QF, EI), -5 (LH), -6 (SK), -7 (SK, KL), -8 (QF, SK, KL), -9 (KL)
39 A380
32 B767
13 B747

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by n729pa
Thu Jul 22, 2021 11:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A Cat's Tale: A cat got locked in El Al's 739, probably since the plane's last flight on January 24th 2021.
Replies: 47
Views: 10538

Re: A Cat's Tale: A cat got locked in El Al's 739, probably since the plane's last flight on January 24th 2021.

Hence why you should always keep your seat belt on and done up at all times. You never know when the plane might encounter a little CAT.

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by n729pa
Thu Jul 22, 2021 11:17 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: History of the Northwest/NW 747, did NW ever fly the B747-100?
Replies: 15
Views: 3159

Re: History of the Northwest/NW 747, did NW ever fly the B747-100?

Northwest Orient as it was then was a launch customer for the 747

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by n729pa
Sat Jul 17, 2021 10:31 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Does anyone else miss the Boeing 727?
Replies: 39
Views: 3518

Re: Does anyone else miss the Boeing 727?

Yes only 1835 compared to the thousands of 737 or A320 variants.

It's got me curious now, I'll have to look through my trip photos to see if I can find one.

But reading about the guy in Hillsboro OR with the ex-Olympic 727 he's turned into a living quarter. Interesting idea.

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by n729pa
Fri Jul 16, 2021 9:46 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Does anyone else miss the Boeing 727?
Replies: 39
Views: 3518

Re: Does anyone else miss the Boeing 727?

Funny I remember seeing so many of them at LHR ...Iberia TAP Lufthansa Air France Turkish Airlines Libyan Arab Iraqi Airways Syrian Air Icelandair Pan Am TWA Tunis Air Air Algerie Royal Air Maroc JAT and even ones in Air Afrique and Air Malta colours (both leased) when i was a kid, considering the r...

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by n729pa
Sun Jul 11, 2021 1:19 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: For flight loggers: What is your longest unbroken list of different airlines flown?
Replies: 29
Views: 2970

Re: For flight loggers: What is your longest unbroken list of different airlines flown?

I'd have to back to almost the start of my flying I think. 1985 British Midland DC9 EDI-LHR G-BMAC 1986 Pan Am 747 LHR-SFO N729PA 1986 United 727 SFO-PDX N7020U 1986 American 727 PDX-ORD N1972 1986 British Airways 747 ORD-LHR G-AWNH next flight in 87 was Pan Am again. Normally my flight are returns ...

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by n729pa
Sun May 30, 2021 12:03 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AI105 return to Delhi due to Bat incident.
Replies: 39
Views: 7415

Re: AI105 return to Delhi due to Bat incident.

Imagine they'd had Dracula on the film play list and a bat whistles past your ear.... or he takes a nibble from 8K in the might of the night..... We have the Count flying with us tonight.... ha-ha-ha ....let's count the rows to his seat..ha-ha-ha... Bat droppings or raisins in your salad hard to tel...

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by n729pa
Sat May 29, 2021 5:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AI105 return to Delhi due to Bat incident.
Replies: 39
Views: 7415

Re: AI105 return to Delhi due to Bat incident.

I wonder if this was the first time this happened? I mean the Bat was a Frequent Flyer after all.

As for the statement from AI about the catering trucks well... now had this been CA of course, they would said they like to serve fresh canapés on board. ....

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by n729pa
Fri May 28, 2021 8:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AI105 return to Delhi due to Bat incident.
Replies: 39
Views: 7415

Re: AI105 return to Delhi due to Bat incident.

Well he choose Air India because he likes to be kept hanging about....

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by n729pa
Sat May 22, 2021 9:05 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Do you take off your shoes when flying?
Replies: 37
Views: 3221

Re: Do you take off your shoes when flying?

Personally never take my shoes off even when I do a 22 hour flight to Australia. I never wear tight shoes but comfortable ones with those funny pressure socks. Your feet can swell a bit sat on your ass for that amount of time and in Y trying to get a pair of shoes back on etc oukd be tricky but neve...

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by n729pa
Sun May 02, 2021 1:12 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Today’s liveries on a retro in years from now ?
Replies: 10
Views: 1509

Re: Today’s liveries on a retro in years from now ?

VSMUT is right most of the current liveries might struggle to be memorable. I tend to disagree, certainly for younger people today's liveries can be quite memorable. In fact they often got nothing with the liveries that are considered retro nowadays as that was before their time. They don't remembe...

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by n729pa
Mon Apr 26, 2021 9:02 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Today’s liveries on a retro in years from now ?
Replies: 10
Views: 1509

Re: Today’s liveries on a retro in years from now ?

In 2074 British Airways will be able to mark their real centenary with a selection of retro liveries. VSMUT is right most of the current liveries might struggle to be memorable. But fashions do change and who's to say once the bland euro whites are replaced cheatlines or something else becomes the t...

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by n729pa
Sat Mar 13, 2021 2:29 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Next airline to get a new livery?
Replies: 34
Views: 4339

Re: Next airline to get a new livery?

Emirates... fundamentally unchanged since they started mid-80s
Can't see it happening though, it's basically a plain colour with titles and national flag on it.

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by n729pa
Sun Mar 07, 2021 11:53 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: A220 Howling Sound on Approach
Replies: 19
Views: 6261

Re: A220 Howling Sound on Approach

I was on a LX A220 once when it started making funny noises like this, first time I'd heard it, and it was like what the hell was that? Now I know!

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by n729pa
Sat Feb 20, 2021 2:06 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: What happened to ATA Airlines?
Replies: 39
Views: 5796

Re: What happened to ATA Airlines?

There was a travel documentary series made here in the UK where legendary TV presenter Alan Wicker took a very exclusive round the world trip using a ATA L1011. They started in London got the Orient Express to Venice then travelled to Egypt India China Hong Kong Australia Fiji Tahiti Easter Island B...

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by n729pa
Fri Jan 29, 2021 11:09 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: New Queen of the Skies
Replies: 7
Views: 1311

Re: New Queen of the Skies

There will be no new Queen, there is no line of succession. She became the Queen at the time as there was nothing else to compare her with, the 707/DC8 late 60s, the L1011/DC10 coming in early 70s, the 747 was a cut above the rest. Today we have too many widebody twins around these days. Elvis was t...

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by n729pa
Sun Jan 24, 2021 10:39 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Would Alaska 261 not crash if the stabiliser trims werent touched?
Replies: 23
Views: 6132

Re: Would Alaska 261 not crash if the stabiliser trims werent touched?

Most accidents the words "had" or "if" are often used, of course with the luxury of a great deal of hindsight and from the comfort of an armchair, not troubleshooting with sometimes just seconds or minutes to act. On another time had they not tried some of these things then those...

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by n729pa
Sat Jan 16, 2021 6:44 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: What's your opinion about Bare Foot Pax
Replies: 31
Views: 2378

Re: What's your opinion about Bare Foot Pax

If in business class carefully drop your fork on the floor.....and wait

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by n729pa
Sat Jan 02, 2021 6:26 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Top 5 most missed Airlines ?
Replies: 108
Views: 8280

Re: Top 5 most missed Airlines ?

Pan Am
British Midland
Olympic Airways (v.1)
British Caledonian
Northwest Airlines

Worth a mention in dispatches... Air UK, Swissair, BWIA, Malev, UTA, Sabena and Varig

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by n729pa
Fri Jan 01, 2021 1:26 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Australian Visas.
Replies: 1
Views: 737

Re: Australian Visas.

Sorry no idea other than suggest you check the visa page of the government website. I apply for a tourist evisa every year (not just at the moment obviously) but as I recall I think there in amongst all the visa information isn't there a contact number for assistance? Failing that why not try and co...

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by n729pa
Tue Dec 29, 2020 10:35 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: 90's registration help (DL UA 2T TS KL LO)
Replies: 26
Views: 3027

Re: 90's registration help (DL UA 2T TS KL LO)

Apologies for the delay, but for the 24th March 2000 UA928 arrived at LHR with N787UA - B777-222ER ex-Chicago Flt No./Aircraft/Code/type/Last Airport/Time Landed/Time Due/Gate/Terminal/Runway/ ?/ ? /Date UAL928 N787UA 772 B772 KORD 620 635 J15 3 027L 1 5 240300 UA928 departed LHR with N653UA - B767-...

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by n729pa
Sat Dec 19, 2020 9:34 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: 90's registration help (DL UA 2T TS KL LO)
Replies: 26
Views: 3027

Re: 90's registration help (DL UA 2T TS KL LO)

Shouldn't have conflicting information as only only one flight with that number would have departed. You might have had a different airframe arriving as the 928. 24th March is that departure date from the US or UK? I'll try and check it for you.

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by n729pa
Sat Dec 19, 2020 9:00 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Why doesn't Iran Air buy Russian aircraft?
Replies: 11
Views: 2412

Re: Why doesn't Iran Air buy Russian aircraft?

Russian airplanes designed in the last few decades have used western avionics and systems suppliers that are subject to sanctions. Iranian airlines have sought to subvert sanctions by acquiring used planes. A used A330 is far more economical and reliable than an Il96 What happens when something lik...

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by n729pa
Sat Dec 19, 2020 12:27 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Olympic Airways 747s at JFK.
Replies: 19
Views: 3437

Re: Olympic Airways 747s at JFK.

Interesting to read this thread. My dad used to work for OA in London, late 60s to mid 70s, before he went to IR. OA were certainly one of those iconic carriers sadly no longer with us. I remember on visits to ATH seeing the 747s there and trying to sneak some pictures. The row of old 707/727s parke...

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by n729pa
Sat Dec 12, 2020 1:59 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Did PA ever serve LGW via LHR?
Replies: 11
Views: 2616

Re: Did PA ever serve LGW via LHR?

SEA was standing alone service peak season then extended to either SFO or LAX in winter using 747s not the the L15 as I recall they were only on LHR-DTW before the A310s came on mass. I remember doing the LHR-SEA with both the extension although I forget off hand where it was going beyond SEA now (...

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