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by doulasc
Sun Oct 25, 2020 10:10 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: AA and UA Douglas DC-7s
Replies: 4
Views: 1066

Re: AA and UA Douglas DC-7s

I’ve always been amazed at the speed with which the DC 7s and L-1649 propeller airliners were withdrawn from service when jets came in. Did AA, UA, and TWA make any money on them? I realize they were fiercely competitive on coast to coast routes and to Europe (for TWA) but I wonder how quickly they...

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by doulasc
Sun Oct 25, 2020 3:07 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: AA and UA Douglas DC-7s
Replies: 4
Views: 1066

AA and UA Douglas DC-7s

What year did American and United retire their Douglas DC-7s from passenger service and kept a few but were converted to cargo use
into the mid 1960s.They kept their DC-6s for shorter routes until the Boeing 737 and BAC 111 came in the late 1960s.Delta kept their
DC-7s til 1968.

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by doulasc
Fri Oct 16, 2020 12:01 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JetBlue Network Thread - 2020
Replies: 1918
Views: 229153

Re: JetBlue Network Thread - 2020

I wish JetBlue would return to CMH with flights to BOS,JFK and why did JetBlue leave DAB.

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by doulasc
Sun Oct 11, 2020 12:19 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: concourse B at JAX
Replies: 11
Views: 2087

concourse B at JAX

When was Concours B torn out at Jacksonville International Airport.I see JAX is down to 20 gates in Concours A and C.Are there any plans to rebuild Concours B.

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by doulasc
Sat Oct 10, 2020 7:02 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: DC-3 Seats
Replies: 10
Views: 2272

Re: DC-3 Seats

L1011dal wrote:
In 2004 I got to ferry the Delta DC-3 from ATL-MCO. Here's some pics from inside the aircraft and flight.
http://www.l1011.homestead.com/dc3int.html

Is that the DC-3 that's now at the Delta Museum at ATL

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by doulasc
Sat Oct 10, 2020 3:05 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: DC-3 Seats
Replies: 10
Views: 2272

Re: DC-3 Seats

I rode on Flagship Detroit.the DC-3 had original type of seats and was a 2-1 configuration seats were small for most adults today.this was at a air show in 2017,

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by doulasc
Sat Oct 10, 2020 12:21 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JetBlue Network Thread - 2020
Replies: 1918
Views: 229153

Re: JetBlue Network Thread - 2020

Do you think JetBlue will return to IAD? When Indy Air went under That opened up a lot of routes JetBlue could have picked up but they want to focus at DCA.

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by doulasc
Fri Oct 09, 2020 11:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Cubana, how much of the fleet is active?
Replies: 0
Views: 1650

Re: Cubana, how much of the fleet is active?

I believe the shorter flights out of Cuba are operated by a Third party for Cubana with Airbus planes.Cubanas flights to Paris dont they use CDG?

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by doulasc
Fri Oct 09, 2020 12:43 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest Fleet/Network Thread - 2020
Replies: 1079
Views: 106906

Re: Southwest Fleet/Network Thread - 2020

why no Southwest Airlines to Tallahassee.

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by doulasc
Fri Jul 31, 2020 2:02 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: TWA Constellations to Europe
Replies: 24
Views: 6255

TWA Constellations to Europe

Looking at timetables by January 1959 all TWA International flights to Europe were all Lockheed 1649A Super Constellations aka Jetstreams.Then in 1960 Boeing 707s came on the scene for overseas flights and at the end of 1961 all Trans Atlantic flights were all 707s with The 1649A did all cargo fligh...

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by doulasc
Sun Apr 19, 2020 3:32 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: National airlines were just passing through one way.
Replies: 16
Views: 4080

Re: National airlines were just passing through one way.

Prior to National pulling out of Tallahassee Florida their only route was was JAX-TLH and back to JAX.No way that could have been
a profitable route for National.

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by doulasc
Sun Apr 19, 2020 2:55 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: National airlines were just passing through one way.
Replies: 16
Views: 4080

National airlines were just passing through one way.

I have noticed in the late 1970s National Airlines had some odd routes where they served a city with a flight passing through one way but no vice versa.example MIA-MLB-TPA but no return the other way,Why would they do that? Philadelphia was another example a one way route through PHL but no return r...

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by doulasc
Tue Mar 03, 2020 2:48 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why does AA start their schedule earlier in the day?
Replies: 75
Views: 13002

Re: Why does AA start their schedule earlier in the day?

usflyer msp wrote:
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doulasc wrote:
AT CMH AA has two non stops to PHX one leaves at 7AM and the other at 8AM.Why not a morning non stop and a afternoon non stop.


I see flights at 7am and 6pm.

I will be traveling in July the two nonstops are 7AM and 8AM,I am on the 8AM July 7,right now AA nonstops are 7AM and 6pm

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by doulasc
Mon Mar 02, 2020 3:28 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why does AA start their schedule earlier in the day?
Replies: 75
Views: 13002

Re: Why does AA start their schedule earlier in the day?

AT CMH AA has two non stops to PHX one leaves at 7AM and the other at 8AM.Why not a morning non stop and a afternoon non stop.

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by doulasc
Thu Jan 23, 2020 3:13 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: tail cones on MD-80s
Replies: 21
Views: 5651

tail cones on MD-80s

When the MD-80s first came out in 1979 the tail cones were pointed.Later on the MD 80s had the screwdriver shaped tail cone.When American Airlines started taking delivery of their MD-80s in 1983 were they delivered with the pointed tail cone,when did Mcdonnell Douglas switch to the screwdriver tail ...

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by doulasc
Sun Jan 19, 2020 11:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JetBlue Network Thread - 2020
Replies: 1918
Views: 229153

Re: JetBlue Network Thread - 2020

I wish JetBlue would return to CMH

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by doulasc
Mon Dec 23, 2019 12:27 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: TWA Constellations in Europe early 1960s
Replies: 9
Views: 2221

TWA Constellations in Europe early 1960s

In 1961 TWA went all Boeing 707 Jets from the USA to Europe.I came across a few photos of TWA Constellations in Europe on Facebook that were after 1961.Did TWA keep some Lockheed Constellations in Europe for intra European routes to feed their Jet Traffic or possibility of a charter flight?

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by doulasc
Sun Dec 01, 2019 12:47 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: MIA-LHR non stop in 1970
Replies: 35
Views: 6064

MIA-LHR non stop in 1970

In 1970 BOAC started Miami to London Non stop service (to replace the two stop MIA-NAS-BDA-LHR) with a Boeing 707(sometimes a Vickers VC-10). Then the route came open for bids for a US Air Carrier to bid for nonstop MIA-LHR authority.I heard Pan Am placed a bid.I discovered Braniff was interested in...

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by doulasc
Sun Nov 17, 2019 11:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta DC7B inbound to ATL for DL museum.
Replies: 37
Views: 9112

Re: Delta DC7B inbound to ATL for DL museum.

It will be painted and polished for display at the Delta Flight Museum. As cool as it would be to have a flying example, that is simply not going to happen. This may very well be the last DC7B flight ever. :( Lets hope not,The DC-7B stranded in Charlotte may have a slim chance only if the right amo...

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by doulasc
Sat Oct 19, 2019 11:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: B6 Ending MEX 1/9?
Replies: 75
Views: 15881

Re: B6 Ending MEX 1/9?

This is very surprising to me that JetBlue is leaving MEX.I thought that market would be successful for them.what happened?

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by doulasc
Thu Oct 03, 2019 1:33 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JetBlue Network Thread - 2019
Replies: 1496
Views: 256033

Re: JetBlue Network Thread - 2019

jfklganyc wrote:
Anyone else notice the 321 on JFK ATL?

Yes last June 19 I flew JetBlue from JFK-ATL and the flight was scheduled to be a Airbus A320 but when I got to the gate it was a A321. and arrived ATL 40 minutes early.

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by doulasc
Sat Sep 07, 2019 1:50 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Airlines MD-80 Retirement Discussion Thread
Replies: 652
Views: 134223

Re: American Airlines MD-80 Retirement Discussion Thread

CMHtraveler wrote:
runner13 wrote:
The last MD80 into BNA just landed.


Last MD80 into CMH just landed as well. Water cannon salute planned for its final return to DFW in about an hour. Good group of spotters on hand to say goodbye.

The flight out of CMH didnt get listed on the final flights map on facebook in the AA MD80 group.

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by doulasc
Wed Sep 04, 2019 5:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Airlines MD-80 Retirement Discussion Thread
Replies: 652
Views: 134223

Re: American Airlines MD-80 Retirement Discussion Thread

This fleet retirement seems to be getting a lot more fanfare than a lot of other recent big retirements. Seems to be bigger deal than when UA & DL retired the 744s a few years ago. In a weird way, everyone knows but isn't directly saying it, its the end of the old AA we all knew and loved that ...

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by doulasc
Sat Aug 24, 2019 11:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Braniff aircraft to South America in 1970s
Replies: 34
Views: 5448

Re: Braniff aircraft to South America in 1970s

If Braniff chose to keep their Boeing 707-327Cs for their LAD that would have given Braniff an all Boeing fleet,727s for domestic,707 for South American and 747 for DFW-HNL.Some parts are interchangable between the 707 and 727.

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by doulasc
Wed Aug 21, 2019 12:47 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: IAD Airport finally bounces back
Replies: 114
Views: 19823

Re: IAD Airport finally bounces back

Again, MWAA knew all of this, and they in fact predicted it. The dynamic still holds true today (B6 isn't coming back to IAD anytime soon), the key difference has been UA's decision-making. IAD is still weaker than DCA on local domestic traffic. It seems to me that WN and B6 entered DCA limited. Un...

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by doulasc
Sun Aug 04, 2019 12:56 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Braniff aircraft to South America in 1970s
Replies: 34
Views: 5448

Braniff aircraft to South America in 1970s

I have always wondered why Braniff did not chose their Boeing 707-327Cs for their South Americam routes(aka LAD) rather than Douglas DC-8-62s.Braniff retired their 707s by 1973.I could only imagine if Braniff kept their 707-327Cs for their LAD they would have been upgraded in the wide body look cabi...

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by doulasc
Mon Jul 22, 2019 3:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why no direct MIA-IAD flight?
Replies: 25
Views: 3959

Re: Why no direct MIA-IAD flight?

Maybe JetBlue could add that route but JetBlue gave up on IAD and has no interest in MIA

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by doulasc
Tue Jul 16, 2019 2:33 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: CVG New Airlines/routes?
Replies: 29
Views: 4627

Re: CVG New Airlines/routes?

maybe JetBlue will come to CVG

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by doulasc
Sat Jun 29, 2019 1:33 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA Boeing 757 and 767 retriement schedule
Replies: 12
Views: 3831

AA Boeing 757 and 767 retriement schedule

In September the MD-80s will all be retired.Which aircraft will be next to leave the American Airlines fleet.The Boeing 757 and 767-323ERs have been slowly leaving the fleet
for several years as newer aircraft are being delivered.When is the 757 and 767s scheduled to be completely retired?

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by doulasc
Thu Jun 27, 2019 2:11 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: My JetBlue flight JFK-ATL
Replies: 2
Views: 440

My JetBlue flight JFK-ATL

On June 19 2019 I was on JetBlue Flight 719 from JFK-ATL leaving at 259pm,The flight was scheduled to be a Airbus A320 but got a A321 instead and it was all coach seating.I thought A321s were used on longer flights.How often does a A321 fill in on a flight scheduled to be a A320 ? I was staying at t...

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by doulasc
Mon May 20, 2019 12:34 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Amazon to open a air hub in Lakeland Florida
Replies: 32
Views: 5267

Amazon to open a air hub in Lakeland Florida

I hear Amazon plans to open a air hub in Lakeland Florida,How will this affect their hub in Cincinnati? Is Amazon planning on
more hubs around the United sates?

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by doulasc
Sat May 18, 2019 11:04 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: JFK TWA Terminal to turn into a hotel
Replies: 87
Views: 9713

Re: TWA Hotel @ JFK

I hear you have to have a reservation to go to the rooftop bar and pool,The connie bar.The sunken lounge or the paris cafe or you will be turned away.

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by doulasc
Mon Feb 04, 2019 12:12 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JetBlue Network Thread - 2019
Replies: 1496
Views: 256033

Re: JetBlue Network Thread - 2019

JetBlue does not seem to be in a expanding mode.They are pulling out of DAB and people said the flights were always almost full.Also they are dropping BWI-FLL/MCO.How is JetBlue doing at PHL for their routes to BOS and FLL.I would like JetBlue to give CMH another try.They also dropped a few routes f...

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by doulasc
Sun Nov 18, 2018 3:23 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: TW Connie being moved from ME to NY to become bar at TWA Hotel/JFK T5
Replies: 47
Views: 9565

Re: TW Connie being moved from ME to NY to become bar at TWA Hotel/JFK T5

Does anyone know If the 1649A will be outside or inside once it gets reassembled at the TWA Hotel

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by doulasc
Sun Nov 18, 2018 3:16 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why B6 doesn’t fly NYC-DCA?
Replies: 33
Views: 5495

Re: Why B6 doesn’t fly NYC-DCA?

I was wondering when JetBlue drops service to IAD will DCA-JFK be added?

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by doulasc
Mon Nov 12, 2018 2:02 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why has AA just kept holding onto their MD80's?
Replies: 109
Views: 17744

Re: Why has AA just kept holding onto their MD80's?

September11 wrote:
I just think it is little crazy AA did not put new livery on MD80s.
I wish AA would have done just a few MD-80s in the new paint job.

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by doulasc
Thu Nov 01, 2018 3:14 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JetBlue Network Thread 2018
Replies: 884
Views: 96458

Re: JetBlue Network Thread 2018

When B6 pulls out of IAD will they add DCA-JFK

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by doulasc
Tue Oct 16, 2018 2:37 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: How is JetBlue doing at ATL
Replies: 3
Views: 1138

How is JetBlue doing at ATL

How is Atlanta working out for JetBlue.I was planning in June of 2019 to attend AI2019 convention in Atlanta June 19-22 but first I wnat to fly to JFK and visit the new TWA Hotel.I would fly from CMH-JFK stay a few nights and fly from JFK-ATL,I wanted to fly JetBlue but I am finding for June 18 no J...

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by doulasc
Mon Oct 08, 2018 12:28 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: TW Connie being moved from ME to NY to become bar at TWA Hotel/JFK T5
Replies: 47
Views: 9565

Lockheed 1649A going to TWA hotel at JFK

A Lockheed 1649A Super Constellation in Auburn Maine is being taken apart and trucked to the TWA Hotel in front of JetBlue's Terminal 5 at JFK airport.It is already painted in TWA paint.Once it gets there what are the plans for the 1649A.static display,used as a cocktial lounge or restaurant?This St...

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by doulasc
Mon Sep 24, 2018 12:47 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: North Central & East Coast Florida Thread - 2018
Replies: 57
Views: 5529

Re: Northern Central & East Coast of Florida thread....JAX / UST / DAB / MLB / VRB / GNV

I am wondering how is JetBlue doing at DAB and will MLB be a possibility for JetBlue in the future.

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by doulasc
Fri Aug 03, 2018 5:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airline service to Portsmouth Ohio
Replies: 19
Views: 1826

Re: Airline service to Portsmouth Ohio

doulasc I am sorry for all the sarcastic posts on here. I enjoy discussing the feasibility of air service to various communities and I don't see why people need to be so rude in commenting on your post. To answer your question, I don't think Portsmouth is an ideal location to start air service. It ...

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by doulasc
Fri Aug 03, 2018 12:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airline service to Portsmouth Ohio
Replies: 19
Views: 1826

Re: Airline service to Portsmouth Ohio

For a glance of Allegheny Airlines' service to Portsmouth (PHM), check out the following link: http://timetableimages.com/ttimages/us/al69/al69-15.jpg By that time, Allegheny (AL) had purchased Lake Central, and AL was flying Lake Central's old Nord 262s into PHM, with flights to CVG and Parkersbur...

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by doulasc
Wed Aug 01, 2018 1:33 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airline service to Portsmouth Ohio
Replies: 19
Views: 1826

Airline service to Portsmouth Ohio

Portsmouth Ohio opened a new airport in 1957 near Minford ohio and Lake Central Airlines started service to the Ohio River town.In 1968 Allegheny Airlines bought Lake central and Allegheny served PHM until 1971 with only two flights to CVG. I am hearing that today a Hotel is being built at PHM and p...

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by doulasc
Thu Jul 26, 2018 2:58 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The 737 fleet in Southwest Airlines
Replies: 8
Views: 1944

The 737 fleet in Southwest Airlines

I have a simple question.Has Southwest retired out their Boeing 737-300 and 500 series and now only have the 700 and 800 series?

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by doulasc
Mon May 07, 2018 12:18 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Cubana AN-24RV [email protected]
Replies: 1
Views: 956

Cubana AN-24RV [email protected]

That Cubana Antonov AN-24RV was hi jacked to EYW in 2003 and was imponded there.Is that plane still at
Key West or has it been scrapped?

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by doulasc
Sun May 06, 2018 10:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why has MCI failed as a hub city?
Replies: 89
Views: 11506

Re: Why has MCI failed as a hub city?

TWA had a hub at MCI in addition to STL.TWA consolodated at STL and downsize their operations at MCI and ORD.

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by doulasc
Sat Apr 07, 2018 3:17 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Pan Am 707 cabin in color?
Replies: 16
Views: 4674

Re: Pan Am 707 cabin in color?

Pan Am never upgraded their 707s or 727-21s to the wide body look.In the USA American Airlines did their 707 fleet and someone told me Western upgraded their Boeing 707-347Cs.Pan Am,TWA and Nothwest orient did not.I am assuming Braniff and Continental did not as their 707s were retired before 1975.

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by doulasc
Mon Mar 19, 2018 2:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Bahamasair to fly Miami to Bimini
Replies: 4
Views: 1055

Re: Bahamasair to fly Miami to Bimini

I wonder why silver Airways drop the route it was their only service to Miami

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by doulasc
Sun Mar 18, 2018 4:14 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: TWA Constellation bar at TWA hotel at JFK
Replies: 4
Views: 2165

TWA Constellation bar at TWA hotel at JFK

I hear there will be a Lockheed 1649A Super Constellation at the new TWA hotel at JFK.I hear it will be the one from Auburn Maine that was used for parts to restore one and I hear that one will be shipped to germany as restoration has ceased.The one that will go to JFK will it be the whole plane or ...

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by doulasc
Fri Mar 16, 2018 2:36 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Spirit Airlines repainting planes
Replies: 3
Views: 1030

Spirit Airlines repainting planes

I see Spirit has some planes still painted in the older paint jobs,The older gray and the blue and white which did not last long before Spirit switched to all Yellow.What is the repainting schedule like or are most the ones in the older paint job going to be retired from the fleet soon?

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