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by TW870
Sat Jun 27, 2020 7:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: US Airline Booking Trends during COVID-19
Replies: 212
Views: 22273

Re: US Airline Booking Trends during COVID-19

That's what you get when you find yourself in the middle of a mud-sling contest between the EU and the US. Remember the old saying: " When They Go Low, We Go Lower "? This isn’t some mud slinging contest. This is a perfectly rational decision by the EU when looking at cases in the US. Jus...

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by TW870
Wed Jun 24, 2020 5:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta plans to emerge a "smaller" carrier
Replies: 1514
Views: 259759

Re: Delta plans to emerge a "smaller" carrier

Note this also: https://www.nytimes.com/2020/06/24/world/coronavirus-updates.html?action=click&module=Spotlight&pgtype=Homepage#link-52f2c800 This will significantly impact New York metro-Florida, New York metro-Texas, and New York Metro-Charlotte. Obviously this is not just a Delta issue, a...

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by TW870
Wed Jun 24, 2020 2:46 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 377 Cabin question
Replies: 46
Views: 8363

Re: Boeing 377 Cabin question

here are some good photos which may help you visualize: https://designyoutrust.com/2020/02/inside-a-1947-boeing-377-stratocruiser-the-largest-and-fastest-aircraft-in-commercial-service/ Nice link! It states lower-deck lounge had a bar where passengers could buy a cocktail or soft drink So even at t...

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by TW870
Wed Jun 24, 2020 2:21 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta plans to emerge a "smaller" carrier
Replies: 1514
Views: 259759

Re: Delta plans to emerge a "smaller" carrier

https://www.nytimes.com/2020/06/23/world/europe/coronavirus-EU-American-travel-ban.html?action=click&module=Top%20Stories&pgtype=Homepage This is a big deal. If U.S. residents or citizens aren't allowed into the EU, then the whole DL Europe schedule for the second half of the summer will mo...

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by TW870
Tue Jun 23, 2020 10:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta plans to emerge a "smaller" carrier
Replies: 1514
Views: 259759

Re: Delta plans to emerge a "smaller" carrier

https://www.nytimes.com/2020/06/23/world/europe/coronavirus-EU-American-travel-ban.html?action=click&module=Top%20Stories&pgtype=Homepage This is a big deal. If U.S. residents or citizens aren't allowed into the EU, then the whole DL Europe schedule for the second half of the summer will mos...

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by TW870
Fri Jun 19, 2020 3:00 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 377 Cabin question
Replies: 46
Views: 8363

Re: Boeing 377 Cabin question

I saw and listened to NWA 377s on the approach to landing at MSP as a kid. I recall that the sound of their engines was low and loud from the ground, quite distinctive. I am guessing the forward cabin was quite noisy. I wonder if the 377 had the same engines as the B 29, upon which it was based, if...

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by TW870
Thu Jun 18, 2020 9:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 377 Cabin question
Replies: 46
Views: 8363

Re: Boeing 377 Cabin question

I’m still curious about the pre-sleeperette 4 seat bed setup situation that was not in the luxury suite up front. I would imagine that the Bottom berth pairs of 4 were sold to up to 3 people since the bottom slept 2 to a 4 seat bed conversion and the the top slept 1. Which just seems strange. Two p...

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by TW870
Wed Jun 17, 2020 11:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 377 Cabin question
Replies: 46
Views: 8363

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. The last surviving Stratocruiser frame was scrapped at Tucson around 1982, sadly still in full NWA colors missing the titles. It would have been a perfect ca...

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by TW870
Sun Jun 14, 2020 4:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: OAG Changes for 6/14/2020:THE CALM BEFORE?;DL Grows Europe, Closes Stations;NK Attacks BOS-BWI;AS Adds MRY-SEA
Replies: 57
Views: 10820

Re: OAG Changes for 6/14/2020:THE CALM BEFORE?;DL Grows Europe, Closes Stations;NK Attacks BOS-BWI;AS Adds MRY-SEA

Im surprised that DL are adding transatlantic routes that they cut but yet there’s still a travel ban in place and infection rates in US are still very high. Do they know something we don’t about a ban being lifted? Absolutely. That is why this all has to be understood as very tentative. I am also ...

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by TW870
Fri Jun 12, 2020 11:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Widebody Thread - 2020
Replies: 341
Views: 69423

Re: Delta Widebody Thread - 2020

Any idea why Delta is sending an A330-300 on the resumes ATL-LHR Route, and not a refurbished 767-400? Probably because they need the capacity given the social distancing requirements aboard the aircraft. Things may reshuffle in the event that they can ease social distancing, but at least through t...

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by TW870
Fri Jun 12, 2020 9:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: When did UA retire their 737-222?
Replies: 14
Views: 3294

Re: When did UA retire their 737-222?

The -222 were gone by 99. The ex Frontier -291A/2A1A left November 1, 2001 in masse along with the 727 fleet due to 9/11. I started as an FA in 9/98 and I believe the -222s had been revised out of our manuals by my start date, and I only touched the -291As and -2A1As on the line. The -222s were ver...

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by TW870
Fri Jun 12, 2020 7:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: When did UA retire their 737-222?
Replies: 14
Views: 3294

Re: When did UA retire their 737-222?

The -222 were gone by 99. The ex Frontier -291A/2A1A left November 1, 2001 in masse along with the 727 fleet due to 9/11. When did UA retire their original 737-222s they bought new from Boeing in 1968-69? I know they retired the 737-200 completely Halloween 2001 due to 9/11, but those were the old ...

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by TW870
Sun May 24, 2020 11:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: OAG Changes 5/24/2020:The Summer of George;DL Hacks July;AS Adds DEN-PDX,FAT-LAX,GEG-SJC, Suspends JFK-LAX Till Fall
Replies: 100
Views: 17125

Re: OAG Changes 5/24/2020:The Summer of George;DL Hacks July;AS Adds DEN-PDX,FAT-LAX,GEG-SJC, Suspends JFK-LAX Till Fall

Thank you as always enilria for the exhausting work. I am reading that right that Delta still thinks that Athens and Lisbon are going to start in late July? It looks like Madrid and Milan (among many others) don't come back at all in July. Obviously this is all speculative, as it is only a projecti...

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by TW870
Sun May 24, 2020 3:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: OAG Changes 5/24/2020:The Summer of George;DL Hacks July;AS Adds DEN-PDX,FAT-LAX,GEG-SJC, Suspends JFK-LAX Till Fall
Replies: 100
Views: 17125

Re: OAG Changes 5/24/2020:The Summer of George;DL Hacks July;AS Adds DEN-PDX,FAT-LAX,GEG-SJC, Suspends JFK-LAX Till Fall

Thank you as always enilria for the exhausting work. I am reading that right that Delta still thinks that Athens and Lisbon are going to start in late July? It looks like Madrid and Milan (among many others) don't come back at all in July. Obviously this is all speculative, as it is only a projectio...

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by TW870
Sat May 23, 2020 7:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Widebody Thread - 2020
Replies: 341
Views: 69423

Re: Delta Widebody Thread - 2020

Does anyone know the latest on new aircraft deliveries due to the need to conserve cash? The AIB site says that N406DX, an A330-900, had its customer acceptance flight a week ago. 407DX will also be ready to go soon, as will 514DN in the A350 fleet and 132DU, 133DU, and 134DU in the A220 fleet. I kn...

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by TW870
Fri May 22, 2020 6:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA conducting fleet review, may retire some 777-200ERs
Replies: 53
Views: 11318

Re: Rumor: AA may follow DL and retire 777 fleet

This below, that is what was implied. End of story. AA is Not going to pull a DL 777 retirement. OMG. Between the clickbait travel blogggers and posters in here who either never read the source of information, never read the article, or just fly in with blantently wrong speculate statments Confusin...

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by TW870
Fri May 22, 2020 2:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 13L Takeoffs today at JFK
Replies: 18
Views: 3042

Re: 13L Takeoffs today at JFK

Does using 31/13 - 13/31 for takeoffs mean less noise over populated areas ? There’s always noise. If you’re taking off on the 13L/R , the neighborhoods of 5 towns and East Rockaway will hear the departing traffic. On the 31L/R you’ll hear everything from Howard Beach to Starrett City and Canarsie....

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by TW870
Fri May 22, 2020 4:24 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 13L Takeoffs today at JFK
Replies: 18
Views: 3042

Re: 13L Takeoffs today at JFK

I don't know the answer to the OP's question but I have a guess. When the airport is busy and in a configuration when they need eastbound arrivals and departures, it makes sense to depart on 13R and land on 13L because 13R is the longest runway at JFK. Thus, during the big European departure push on...

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by TW870
Mon May 18, 2020 8:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumor: Delta to Convert Some Planes to All Delta One Suites
Replies: 64
Views: 15612

Re: Rumor: Delta to Convert Some Planes to All Delta One Suites

Just another rumor... not really sure what to make of it. We’ve learned that Delta Air Lines is considering converting some of its aircraft to all an-Delta One seating configuration for some overseas routes. This information comes to Rene’s Points from a reliable and well-placed source. https://ren...

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by TW870
Sun May 17, 2020 7:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Virtual tour of UA 727-022
Replies: 73
Views: 8571

Re: Virtual tour of UA 727-022

The galley service crews just hated them, as they always got stuck in place - or conversely wouldn't lock to be secured for takeoff. Yes, and the doors to the compartments with the trays were often stuck and difficult to remove. Many times we literally had to kick them or bang on them to get them o...

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by TW870
Sun May 17, 2020 4:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Virtual tour of UA 727-022
Replies: 73
Views: 8571

Re: Virtual tour of UA 727-022

I can't imagine the 4-pallet configuration with just the aft airstairs as the sole exit. If the aircraft went off the runway onto uneven terrain - especially with it heavy tail and engines - it would be easy for those stairs to get blocked, thus turning the airplane into a firetrap. I know certific...

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by TW870
Sat May 16, 2020 6:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Virtual tour of UA 727-022
Replies: 73
Views: 8571

Re: Virtual tour of UA 727-022

This was the interior this aircraft retired with in 1991. Closed bins were around in narrow bodies since the 70s. Closed bins were part of the “widebody” cabin that Boeing offered (either directly or retrofitted) on the <a href="tel:707/727/737">707/727/737</a> to relate to the 747. After...

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by TW870
Sat May 16, 2020 12:47 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Virtual tour of UA 727-022
Replies: 73
Views: 8571

Re: Virtual tour of UA 727-022

The palletized galley on this B727-22 looks like it is as deep as today's full-size cart - but it was obviously narrow enough to fit through the galley service door. Looks very heavy, tho... I was an FA on the B737-300, B737-800 and B737 MAX 8 (2009-2019) and only worked with ATLAS galleys where ca...

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by TW870
Fri May 15, 2020 6:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Virtual tour of UA 727-022
Replies: 73
Views: 8571

Re: Virtual tour of UA 727-022

All United 727s as well as the DC8 fleet had a palletized galley system. This was designed way back in the DC8 days to allow for quick change outs of the galleys. Instead of removing multiple carriers per galley, the idea was to basically only swap out 4 components per galley - two large palletized...

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by TW870
Thu May 14, 2020 6:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Widebody Thread - 2020
Replies: 341
Views: 69423

Re: Delta Widebody Thread - 2020

This is devastating news (dramatic, but true). DL kept the non-squished configuration for passenger comfort and the LRs gave them a real advantage for the route network (like JNB). Really sad to see them go. Wow - that is big and very, very bad news. That shows how long and deep they think the cris...

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by TW870
Thu May 14, 2020 3:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Widebody Thread - 2020
Replies: 341
Views: 69423

Re: Delta Widebody Thread - 2020

Delta is retiring their 777s by the end of this year :hissyfit: :shakehead: :frown: :crying: https://news.delta.com/deltas-777-aircraft-retire-end-2020-simplifying-widebody-fleet-amid-covid-19 This is devastating news (dramatic, but true). DL kept the non-squished configuration for passenger comfor...

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by TW870
Wed May 13, 2020 2:50 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta plans to emerge a "smaller" carrier
Replies: 1514
Views: 259759

Re: Delta plans to emerge a "smaller" carrier

I think the pilot displacement bid, which will be out sometime soon, will be the first clear indication of what management thinks the market is going to look like next summer. All these summer 2020 cuts are essentially meaningless, as we are only at 6 or 7% of last May's market, and all they are doi...

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by TW870
Wed May 13, 2020 2:26 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Minneapolis Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 108
Views: 11339

Re: Minneapolis Aviation Thread - 2020

I am noticing so many things at MSP that I never used to notice, because there is so little traffic. Has anyone else felt this way? Things that stand out to me are how cool the V-8 powered Queen Airs that Bemidji Airlines flies out in the morning and in in the late evening sound. They were always bu...

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by TW870
Sun May 10, 2020 6:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: OAG Changes 5/10/2020: JUNE DECIMATION; DL Suspends BUR/CAK/HPN/LGB/MDW/MHT/OAK/PVD/SWF Till Fall
Replies: 61
Views: 11108

Re: OAG Changes 5/10/2020: JUNE DECIMATION; DL Suspends BUR/CAK/HPN/LGB/MDW/MHT/OAK/PVD/SWF Till Fall

I'll be curious to see where the ASM rock bottom is in major global markets. I can't keep all the airlines cuts lined up in my head, but I think the overall ASM footprint will be smaller for U.S. domestic in June that it was for May - even though total boardings will likely be higher. I think it wil...

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by TW870
Sun May 10, 2020 4:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: OAG Changes 5/10/2020: JUNE DECIMATION; DL Suspends BUR/CAK/HPN/LGB/MDW/MHT/OAK/PVD/SWF Till Fall
Replies: 61
Views: 11108

Re: OAG Changes 5/10/2020: JUNE DECIMATION; DL Suspends BUR/CAK/HPN/LGB/MDW/MHT/OAK/PVD/SWF Till Fall

Looks like DL rolling forward it’s May Schedule. UA has some deep cuts as well some cities lose DEN and IAH flights all together. Of note near me I see my hometown loses its 3 DEN flights. DL still one flight a day to MSP. DSM losing IAH Obviously I totally get why carriers are cutting flights, but...

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by TW870
Sat May 09, 2020 7:16 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: United DC-10's
Replies: 110
Views: 13994

Re: United DC-10's

I don't recall UA DC-10s on ORD-DTW in the early ‘90s. At least late ‘90s. Once a day. They used 737s and 727s otherwise. That is correct. I was ORD-based as a flight attendant in 1998 and 1999, and I worked both the -10 and the -30 on DTW-ORD. This was during the period beginning in the mid-1990s ...

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by TW870
Fri May 08, 2020 11:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Widebody Thread - 2020
Replies: 341
Views: 69423

Re: Delta Widebody Thread - 2020

Is it safe to assume, that with the current pandemic and early retirement/reduction of the 763 fleet, there'll be some sort of long term "equipment change" for TATL routes particularly in LHR in the future? I'm particularly interested in LHR since LHR has been getting a mix of Airbus' and...

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by TW870
Fri May 08, 2020 7:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Widebody Thread - 2020
Replies: 341
Views: 69423

Re: Delta Widebody Thread - 2020

Is it safe to assume, that with the current pandemic and early retirement/reduction of the 763 fleet, there'll be some sort of long term "equipment change" for TATL routes particularly in LHR in the future? I'm particularly interested in LHR since LHR has been getting a mix of Airbus' and...

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by TW870
Thu May 07, 2020 2:11 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Will pax only airlines buy more cargo aircraft?
Replies: 18
Views: 1478

Re: Will pax only airlines buy more cargo aircraft?

I would say it is highly unlikely. The cargo market only looks good right now because capacity is way down due to the elimination of the vast majority of passenger flying. The economy is in crisis overall, though, and there would be no reason to begin a multi-year freighter acquisition project that ...

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by TW870
Sat May 02, 2020 8:41 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: How are forward bookings looking?
Replies: 19
Views: 3506

Re: How are forward bookings looking?

I'd say way too early to tell, because any advanced booking is very tentative, both because of the nature of the pandemic and because the change penalties have been waived so people can further delay reservations once they make them. In my business (education), we are looking to lock down September-...

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by TW870
Wed Apr 29, 2020 9:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A220 Production/Delivery Thread - 2020
Replies: 156
Views: 36002

Re: Mobile: A220-300_55070_Delta Airlines_29-Apr-2020: Engine tests and Taxi Check.

Hi Folks. In this bad times, something nice. In regular times, I would have posted it in the regular A220 order and delivery thread; but these are not regular times and deserves an own thread. The first A220-300, build in Mobile, it will be soon in the air. Was the first delivery from Mobile around...

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by TW870
Sun Apr 26, 2020 8:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Discussion: A New 2-1-2 Seating In B737 and A320 Series to Comply Social Distancing?
Replies: 43
Views: 6800

Re: Discussion: A New 2-1-2 Seating In B737 and A320 Series to Comply Social Distancing?

If we have tolerated 50+ years of 3-3 seating, with flu and every other air borne sickness, this too will pass. Indeed! These airplane reconfiguration threads are so utterly bonkers. The airlines are desperate to conserve cash. Sourcing, certifying, and installing new cabin interiors at a moment wh...

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by TW870
Sun Apr 26, 2020 8:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: OAG Changes 4/26/2020: Saturday Night Massacre
Replies: 109
Views: 19421

Re: OAG Changes 4/26/2020: Saturday Night Massacre

DL has cut all seasonal flying this summer other than JFK-ATH. It is interesting that their schedule also shows JFK-LIS, JFK-ZRH, JFK-BCN, and JFK-MAD operating during the summer. There may be more I didn't see. It looks like for now they cut ATL-ZRH/BCN/MAD - which are normally busy routes in the ...

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by TW870
Sun Apr 26, 2020 4:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: OAG Changes 4/26/2020: Saturday Night Massacre
Replies: 109
Views: 19421

Re: OAG Changes 4/26/2020: Saturday Night Massacre

You work so hard on this thread It is always enjoyable...thank you During these times I don’t know if it’s relevant anymore. There are so many changes, most temporary, some not, that trying to have a discussion on route planning and weekly changes almost seems like spitting into the wind. Again, I ...

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by TW870
Fri Apr 24, 2020 7:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Western Airlines Chieftain Liveries
Replies: 44
Views: 4984

Re: Western Airlines Chieftain Liveries

I went through my WA annual reports from the time of the PNA purchase to the DL merger. Here's what I found out about WA's service to Alaska: In 1967, the merged Western / PNA had applications pending to extend its routes from Anchorage to Fairbanks, and add Sitka as a stop between Ketchikan and Ju...

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by TW870
Fri Apr 24, 2020 2:26 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Western Airlines Chieftain Liveries
Replies: 44
Views: 4984

Re: Western Airlines Chieftain Liveries

WA converted 6 Electras to combies as direct replacements for the 6 Connies. Even put Alaska flags on the tail. They could move the partition to change the number of seats vs pallets. They also converted two or three to full freighters that they used around the system. 0111741 Also,about the same t...

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by TW870
Thu Apr 23, 2020 6:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Western Airlines Chieftain Liveries
Replies: 44
Views: 4984

Re: Western Airlines Chieftain Liveries

Love this thread! Why did Western cancel the 747 order? Was it late enough that the '73 recession hit? I assume they ordered them while awaiting a decision on the 1969 Pacific Route Case, and would have used them on MSP-LAX-HNL? On a personal note, my mother flew a Western 707-347C on MSP-LAX-HNL in...

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by TW870
Thu Apr 23, 2020 5:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Nurse-Qualified Flight Attendants/Airport Terminal Nursing Stations: The Future?
Replies: 27
Views: 2393

Re: Nurse-Qualified Flight Attendants/Airport Terminal Nursing Stations: The Future?

I do not understand this phenomenon where some people are thinking that COVID is going to be permanent, and that somehow everyone is going to be on lockdown and terrified of flying forever. Eventually, either there will be a vaccine/prophylaxis, or people will either get it and become immune or die....

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by TW870
Thu Apr 23, 2020 3:29 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Western Airlines Chieftain Liveries
Replies: 44
Views: 4984

Re: Western Airlines Chieftain Liveries

[ It was WAL flight 1, Juneau-Takutat-Cordova-Anchorage. I don’t know if they used flight #1 for nostalgia reasons, or if WA kept the old PNA flight numbers from the merger the year before. On board was Arthur Woodley, PNA’s founder and WAL Vice President – Alaska, at the time. The aircraft was N86...

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by TW870
Wed Apr 22, 2020 7:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Western Airlines Chieftain Liveries
Replies: 44
Views: 4984

Re: Western Airlines Chieftain Liveries

[ It was WAL flight 1, Juneau-Takutat-Cordova-Anchorage. I don’t know if they used flight #1 for nostalgia reasons, or if WA kept the old PNA flight numbers from the merger the year before. On board was Arthur Woodley, PNA’s founder and WAL Vice President – Alaska, at the time. The aircraft was N86...

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by TW870
Wed Apr 22, 2020 4:19 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Western Airlines Chieftain Liveries
Replies: 44
Views: 4984

Re: Western Airlines Chieftain Liveries

I love that scheme on the ex-PNA Connies. I never noticed they flew the L749 with the speedpak. It makes sense as the Alaska routes to outlying destinations would have been heavy with cargo, especially as they were mostly short bounces. The Connies lasted pretty long - I think through the 1970 high ...

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by TW870
Tue Apr 21, 2020 8:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: DL retired MD-80/90s quickly
Replies: 1133
Views: 249091

Re: DL retiring MD-80/90s quickly

Social media gossiping is saying the MD-88/90 will be retired before the end of April. Anyone have any more info more than rumors? A few quick dummy bookings in the beginning and end of May still show the MD88 in the schedule but it is such a fluid situation it might change so who knows It will. I'...

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by TW870
Sun Apr 19, 2020 3:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: OAG Changes 4/19/2020:F9 Cuts AUG/SEP;DL Exits JAXRDU;UA Follows AA by Decimating Int'l for May and Summer, Drops SCKLAX
Replies: 78
Views: 13743

Re: OAG Changes 4/19/2020:F9 Cuts AUG/SEP;DL Exits JAXRDU;UA Follows AA by Decimating Int'l for May and Summer, Drops SC

Thank you enilria as always for this important thread. On the Delta front, it looks like they did another round of May trims on top of those registered in a last couple of weeks. Doing this incrementally likely helps them manage customer service workload, as they can keep the rebooking workload cons...

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by TW870
Thu Apr 16, 2020 3:47 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southern California Airports Covid19 Thread
Replies: 37
Views: 5538

Re: Southern California Airports Covid19 Thread

Went spotting twice last week at Imperial Hill, from approx 7:30pm to 9:30pm. Though I realize it's anecdotal, on the first night, we counted an average span between departures (from any of the four runways) of 4min38sec, for both 2hr periods combined. If you don't count cargo-only ops off of 25L, ...

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by TW870
Wed Apr 15, 2020 2:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: GOL cancels 34 737 MAX
Replies: 36
Views: 9820

Re: GOL cancels 34 737 MAX

I think the GOL cancellation is evidence that two things are going to happen: 1. Some airlines will use the COVID downturn and the MAX grounding to get out from under a junk airplane. Maybe this will be drastic in some cases. I have wondered if AA could dump the MAX, using the downturn to restructur...

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