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.
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.Jump to post
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...Jump to post
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...Jump to post
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 ...Jump to post
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.Jump to post
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"...Jump to post
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...Jump to post
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...Jump to post
Is today the last day for the 767-375ER with AC992 headed back to YYZ?Jump to post
Southwest also served DEN briefly from May, 1983 until Sep, 1986. They did much better on the second attempt!Jump to post
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.Jump to post
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...Jump to post
So he flew on retro G-BNLY?Jump to post
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.
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.
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...Jump to post
Qantas also utilized the 767-338ER on SFO services from 1991 to 1994. Routings included SFO-HNL-Australia and SFO-LAX-HNL-Australia.
Seems to be following the EWR > JFK, ORY > CDG, OAK > SFO, FLL > MIA trend.Jump to post
Love how S7 is also the name of the airline! Great livery as well.Jump to post
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.Jump to post
Which DFW-ROW flight is carrying employees on the ceremony flight?Jump to post
Yes, UA did SFO-HKG-SGN from 2004 to 2016.Jump to post
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!Jump to post
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 ...Jump to post
TW41 operated PHL-JFK-SFO with an L-1011 in 1982. Not certain how long this lasted.Jump to post
Did NW have coach lounges on its 747s? If not it would not be relevant to the topic being discussed.Jump to post