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by Qantas59
Thu Jul 30, 2020 5:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: British Airways network updates
Replies: 316
Views: 54490

Re: BA starting LHR-MCO

BA began MCO back in 1985. For the first several years via MIA, BDA or MAN. Does anyone know when BA first began nonstop service to MCO? I assume this would have been from LGW. Cheers.

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by Qantas59
Tue Jul 28, 2020 5:24 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: American Airlines 767 Cabins Since Delivery
Replies: 196
Views: 39141

Re: American Airlines 767 Cabins Since Delivery

Does anyone recall when AA introduced a sort of southwest (Arizona, New Mexico - not the airline) inspired type of color pattern of Y seats in the early '90s?
I recall that they were on a DC-10 and very nice and more professional in appearance that the grey / blue combo that is being discussed.

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by Qantas59
Mon Jul 27, 2020 12:51 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - July 2020
Replies: 366
Views: 55658

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - July 2020

Haven't read anything recently about the NJS 717s that are going to mainline. Anyone know how that is progressing?

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by Qantas59
Sun Jul 19, 2020 2:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: BA fleet parking, will retire 747 fleet
Replies: 350
Views: 87650

Re: Updated: BA fleet parking, will retire 747 fleet

Can anyone on here confirm that BA58 CPT-LHR on 4 Jun 20, operating with G-CIVP was in fact the last 747 passenger service with BA? Sorry if I have missed this being mentioned elsewhere.

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by Qantas59
Wed Jul 01, 2020 7:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA early 747 question
Replies: 78
Views: 10286

Re: AA early 747 question

The postcard text when referring to the Luxuryliner zone B tables includes the phrase "or hold a business meeting". Perhaps a marketing replacement for the absence of the Astroliner stateroom? The text also refers to the "redecorated first class lounge", validating that something...

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by Qantas59
Wed Jul 01, 2020 6:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA early 747 question
Replies: 78
Views: 10286

Re: AA early 747 question

Thanks for re-posting those images. Seems AA was, understandably experimenting with their first factory fresh Astroliners. The fact that they had the PA upper deck configuration on the safety cards and not the stateroom config. is noteworthy. Seems they weren't fully on board with the stateroom plan...

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by Qantas59
Wed Jul 01, 2020 4:17 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA early 747 question
Replies: 78
Views: 10286

Re: AA early 747 question

I can't seem to access the images of the paa upper deck. Was it the one with the semi-circular couch, or the standard "Boeing 747" generic upper deck lounge setup?

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by Qantas59
Tue Jun 30, 2020 4:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA early 747 question
Replies: 78
Views: 10286

Re: AA early 747 question

I so respect your tenacity wernerga3 with all of your research on this topic. You have unearthed previously hidden data regarding the Astroliner staterooms. As much as I have been interested in topics such as these I never knew about this initial AA 747 configuration. Being that all of the airlines ...

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by Qantas59
Fri Jun 26, 2020 12:49 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA early 747 question
Replies: 78
Views: 10286

Re: AA early 747 question

Delta initiated 747-132 service on 25 Oct 1970. While I'm not certain if DL had the "Penthouse" setup when the type began revenue operations, I suppose it's possible that they liked what they saw in AA's Astroliners "stateroom" that had entered service in June.

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by Qantas59
Thu Jun 25, 2020 8:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA early 747 question
Replies: 78
Views: 10286

Re: AA early 747 question

Nice catch on the phrase upper deck stateroom, The Captain's Deck. While the accompanying map in that brochure does show the Pan Am seat map (main deck galley units for PA vs. lower galleys for AA), I'm sure we can eliminate any possibility that the PA 747-121s had that "private stateroom"...

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by Qantas59
Thu Jun 25, 2020 4:48 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA early 747 question
Replies: 78
Views: 10286

Re: AA early 747 question

For the upper deck lounge we'd leave a plastic cup containing a certain amount of coat tags at the bottom of the stairs for passengers to take before going upstairs. If the cup was empty you couldn't go up. This was because there were only so many oxygen masks in the lounge in case of a decompressio...

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by Qantas59
Thu Jun 25, 2020 1:02 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA early 747 question
Replies: 78
Views: 10286

Re: AA early 747 question

What a great post. I'd never before seen the two early 747 seat maps that you posted. It appears as if AA continued to call their own 747s Astroliners upon initial delivery. AA must have installed the couch lounge and more familiar upper deck lounge and renamed the 747s Luxuryliners shortly after de...

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by Qantas59
Fri Jun 19, 2020 3:40 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: TWA Transatlantic Drawdown Time Line
Replies: 106
Views: 11136

Re: TWA Transatlantic Drawdown Time Line

Did TW cease operating BOS-FCO summer service around late 1986? Not sure if it returned in later years.

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by Qantas59
Mon May 11, 2020 5:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: "Permanent" Aircraft Retirement
Replies: 26
Views: 4633

Re: "Permanent" Aircraft Retirement

AA had retired the former AirCal 737-200s after leasing them to Braniff 2 in 1989. After Braniff 2 ceased operations they returned to AA, until Sep. 1991.

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by Qantas59
Fri May 08, 2020 8:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Canada announced for Q1 2020 a $1.05B loss + retirement of 79 older aircraft
Replies: 165
Views: 26928

Re: Air Canada announced for Q1 2020 a $1.05B loss + retirement of 79 older aircraft

Is today the last day for the 767-375ER with AC992 headed back to YYZ?

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by Qantas59
Wed Apr 15, 2020 1:57 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread - April 2020
Replies: 302
Views: 39398

Re: New Zealand Aviation Thread - April 2020

Per DC-8 Digest site, ZK-NZD retired from passenger service Feb, 1981 and operated as a pure freighter 8 Oct 1981 / 26 Sep 1987.

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by Qantas59
Thu Apr 09, 2020 6:44 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Who's the Princess of the Skies?
Replies: 29
Views: 2979

Re: Who's the Princess of the Skies?

All great suggestions so far. With the "long Legs" comment pertaining to the Concorde, I was reminded of anther long legged possible Princess - the magnificent Lockheed Constellation.

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by Qantas59
Sat Mar 28, 2020 1:13 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta LAX hangar foam discharged accident
Replies: 38
Views: 19549

Re: Delta LAX hangar foam discharged accident

When did the Delta hangar open? Looks nice and new.

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by Qantas59
Fri Mar 27, 2020 9:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA Fleet Updates - 2020
Replies: 1173
Views: 194043

Re: AA Fleet Updates - 2020

Please correct me if I'm wrong, but with the arrival of AA1797 (N191AN) into LAS last evening it appears as if 757 service at AA has ceased - at least for now.

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by Qantas59
Thu Mar 26, 2020 7:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: KLM A310 Questions
Replies: 48
Views: 6125

Re: KLM A310 Questions

I recall that KL flew the A310s from mid 1983 until late 1996. Does anyone have more specific dates?

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by Qantas59
Fri Mar 13, 2020 6:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: NW 727 operations in Asia?
Replies: 24
Views: 3923

NW 727 operations in Asia?

I just read in some NW timetables from 1992 to 1994 period that 727s were operating from GUM to destinations such as NGO, OKA, SEL and TPE.
Were these actual NW metal, or agreements with other carriers?
Cheers.

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by Qantas59
Tue Mar 10, 2020 4:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet, Network, & Livery Thread - 2020
Replies: 3139
Views: 544688

Re: United Fleet, Network, & Livery Thread - 2020

Was N77006 the first 777-200 in the new c/s?

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by Qantas59
Thu Feb 27, 2020 12:52 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest adding 16 new gates in Denver, will be WN's largest city
Replies: 112
Views: 16190

Re: Southwest adding 16 new gates in Denver, will be WN's largest city

Southwest also served DEN briefly from May, 1983 until Sep, 1986. They did much better on the second attempt!

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by Qantas59
Sun Feb 23, 2020 3:14 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread - February 2020
Replies: 317
Views: 28097

Re: New Zealand Aviation Thread - February 2020

Does anyone know, or care to share any information on Air New Zealand's first Business Class (Pacific Class) product? When was it first introduced? I'm assuming that it was introduced on the 747-219B, or the DC-10? Thanks for any replies. Cheers.

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by Qantas59
Tue Feb 11, 2020 9:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JetBlue turns 20
Replies: 88
Views: 8743

Re: JetBlue turns 20 today.

I departed LAX on 24L, parallel to B6 departing 25R yesterday morning and took note of how beautiful and majestic their A321 looked as it slowly banked to the left in the morning light. Had no idea of the pending anniversary. Happy 20th jetblue. You defied all of the odds of a carrier starting off i...

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by Qantas59
Sat Dec 21, 2019 8:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: MIA Concourse G
Replies: 11
Views: 2995

Re: MIA Concourse G

Thanks OB1504 for all of that background data!
I seem to recall the TWA gate at the far end of G that showcased very large white TWA letters against a red backdrop. One could see that wall from the moment you entered the concourse.

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by Qantas59
Fri Dec 20, 2019 6:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - December 2019
Replies: 629
Views: 64865

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - December 2019

Does anyone know, or recall if the 'Noosa' airport that Sunstate served back in the early 1980s is the same airport as todays Maroochydore (MCY)?
When I attempt to search for information on Noosa airport history the only thing that comes is MCY.
Cheers

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by Qantas59
Mon Dec 16, 2019 4:51 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: QF SFO-SYD Transitions to 787-9 From December 4th 2019
Replies: 49
Views: 8684

Re: QF SFO-SYD Transitions to 787-9 From December 4th 2019

QF BNE-LAX services began June, 2004 and were often seen at Terminal 4 in LAX.
QF25/26 was assigned to MEL-AKL-LAX from 28 Jan 2006.

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by Qantas59
Sat Dec 14, 2019 6:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Pictures of the DTW Davey Terminal Interior
Replies: 45
Views: 11628

Re: Pictures of the DTW Davey Terminal Interior

Thanks for this great topic. Are the old A and B concourses still standing? I seem to recall that they were being utilized as office space, or something similar. I remember the rather large quilt tapestry of AA history in Detroit that was behind a glass case in the B concourse. Very impressive. I wo...

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by Qantas59
Wed Dec 04, 2019 5:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qantas operates its last commercial 747 service to the US
Replies: 33
Views: 9546

Re: Qantas operates its last commercial 747 service to the US

Qantas also utilized the 767-338ER on SFO services from 1991 to 1994. Routings included SFO-HNL-Australia and SFO-LAX-HNL-Australia.
Cheers.

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by Qantas59
Thu Oct 17, 2019 6:10 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: History behind idiosyncratic IATA airline shortcodes
Replies: 171
Views: 28869

Re: History behind idiosyncratic IATA airline shortcodes

Love how S7 is also the name of the airline! Great livery as well.

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by Qantas59
Tue Oct 15, 2019 5:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qantas reveals 100th anniversary special livery on 787-9
Replies: 52
Views: 16943

Re: Qantas reveals 100th anniversary special livery on 787-9

If I'm not mistaken, the last specific aircraft that was named Longreach (excluding the overall 747-438 fleet of course) was 747-238B, VH-EBS, until 1990 when it was renamed Broken Hill.

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by Qantas59
Thu Sep 19, 2019 11:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: XL Airways in judicial liquidation
Replies: 60
Views: 18234

Re: XL Airways France stops selling tickets

Did XL operate to SFO this summer?

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by Qantas59
Wed Sep 04, 2019 7:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Airlines MD-80 Retirement Discussion Thread
Replies: 652
Views: 133529

Re: American Airlines MD-80 Retirement Discussion Thread

Which DFW-ROW flight is carrying employees on the ceremony flight?

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by Qantas59
Sat Aug 17, 2019 12:45 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: How close are we to non-stop USA/Vietnam flights?
Replies: 13
Views: 2877

Re: How close are we to non-stop USA/Vietnam flights?

Yes, UA did SFO-HKG-SGN from 2004 to 2016.

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by Qantas59
Sat Aug 10, 2019 3:03 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: WN Pilot Flies Father's Vietnam War Remains Home
Replies: 16
Views: 4007

Re: WN Pilot Flies Father's Vietnam War Remains Home

Thank you itbewr for posting that. Very emotional, can't even come up with words. That's the airline employee story that I want to know about!

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by Qantas59
Tue Jul 30, 2019 7:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA history in Zambia question
Replies: 4
Views: 1083

Re: BA history in Zambia question

Thanks Gangurru! I appreciate your informative reply.
Cheers.

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by Qantas59
Tue Jul 30, 2019 5:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA history in Zambia question
Replies: 4
Views: 1083

BA history in Zambia question

Regarding this topic, did BA serve Zambia prior to the British Caledonian merger of 1988? Also does anyone know, or remember the aircraft type that were utilized on these routes just after that merger? I found that BA operated 744s on LGW-LUN-LLW and LGW-HRE-LUN in 1997, but was curious as to other ...

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by Qantas59
Sun Jul 28, 2019 4:19 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Historical Question: L1011 PHL-BWI, circa late 1978
Replies: 20
Views: 3113

Re: Historical Question: L1011 PHL-BWI, circa late 1978

TW41 operated PHL-JFK-SFO with an L-1011 in 1982. Not certain how long this lasted.

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by Qantas59
Thu Jul 18, 2019 6:29 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: History of UA at JFK
Replies: 32
Views: 4311

Re: History of UA at JFK

JFK-HNL operated with a DC-8-62, from October 1969 until 1976.

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by Qantas59
Thu Jul 18, 2019 6:25 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: History of UA at JFK
Replies: 32
Views: 4311

Re: History of UA at JFK

JFK-HNL operated with a DC-8-62, from October 1969 until 1976.

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by Qantas59
Sat Jun 22, 2019 7:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - June 2019
Replies: 478
Views: 67578

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - June 2019

Going to try do do some spotting at PER - Dunreath Road in a few days. Is there some nearby physical address that I could provide to an Uber driver?
Cheers.

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by Qantas59
Thu Jun 06, 2019 6:06 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qantas Fleet Thread - 2019
Replies: 346
Views: 85367

Re: Qantas Fleet Thread - 2019

Was VH-QPI the last A330-303 in the J30 Y267 configuration and VH-EBG the last A330-202 in the J36 Y199 configuration?
Cheers.

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by Qantas59
Sat May 11, 2019 3:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Asiana's Seoul-Chicago suspension
Replies: 58
Views: 9172

Re: Asiana's Seoul-Chicago suspension

Sorry if I missed this, but when did Asiana first begin service to Chicago? I looked, but was unable to find anything. Cheers.

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by Qantas59
Sun Apr 07, 2019 4:22 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Pan Am flight logs in 1977
Replies: 14
Views: 2311

Re: Pan Am flight logs in 1977

In 1977 it would most surely have been a 747-121. 747SP-21s arrived in 1976, but were utilized primarily on Pacific services. The 747-200s that PA acquired from Singapore didn't arrive until 1983.

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by Qantas59
Fri Apr 05, 2019 6:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - April 2019
Replies: 484
Views: 72095

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - April 2019

Before domestic deregulation (October, 1990), was it possible to purchase transport on any of the Qantas flight segments that operated within Australia, such as SYD-BNE or SYD-PER? I'm guessing not, but wanted to ask anyway.
Cheers.

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by Qantas59
Fri Mar 29, 2019 6:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread - March 2019
Replies: 251
Views: 33544

Re: New Zealand Aviation Thread - March 2019

Just flew AKL-NSN-AKL last week on a nice ATR72-600 operated of course by Mt. Cook Airline.
When did Mt Cook begin operating this route? I had thought Air Nelson did all of that.
Cheers,

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by Qantas59
Thu Mar 28, 2019 7:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: TWA Ambassador Service Seat Charts (1971) L1011, 747 Question- K Class?
Replies: 50
Views: 7158

Re: TWA Ambassador Service Seat Charts (1971) L1011, 747 Question- K Class?

Did NW have coach lounges on its 747s? If not it would not be relevant to the topic being discussed.

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