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by Qantas59
Sat Jan 08, 2022 6:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread - January 2022
Replies: 167
Views: 20027

Re: New Zealand Aviation Thread - January 2022

Has there been any update or discussion regarding the future of 777s ZK-OKN, OKO and OKQ recently. Apologies if this has been discussed elsewhere.
Cheers.

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by Qantas59
Fri Nov 19, 2021 10:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - November 2021
Replies: 383
Views: 60478

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - November 2021

Will be nice to see Qantas back in DEL. Was it in 1974 that QF ceased services at DEL, along with CMB?

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by Qantas59
Thu Nov 18, 2021 5:42 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Airlines Network Thread - 2021
Replies: 3128
Views: 507845

Re: American Airlines Network Thread - 2021

When was BDA last served from JFK? Didn't realize that this route no longer operates. Thanks for any replies.

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by Qantas59
Tue Nov 16, 2021 4:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA ending 27 routes
Replies: 110
Views: 24491

Re: AA ending 27 routes

Has AA operated JFK-SAT since March of 2020?

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by Qantas59
Mon Oct 25, 2021 11:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LAX Aviation Thread - 2021
Replies: 143
Views: 31822

Re: LAX Aviation Thread - 2021

Was the T5 FIS utilized at all since DL moved to T2 / T3?

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by Qantas59
Wed Oct 06, 2021 3:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian aviation thread - October 2021
Replies: 420
Views: 62028

Re: Australian aviation thread - October 2021

What a journey for VH-ZNH. Thought it interesting that they departed Rwy 29 at EZE and also landed Rwy 29 at DRW.
Forgive me if this has been discussed, but why the QF14 flight number?
Cheers.

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by Qantas59
Mon Aug 09, 2021 5:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Airlines Network Thread - 2021
Replies: 3128
Views: 507845

Re: American Airlines Network Thread - 2021

Does anyone know what became of the MIA-PBM Paramaribo proposed service?

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by Qantas59
Tue Apr 20, 2021 4:31 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: First retro livery?
Replies: 13
Views: 2884

Re: First retro livery?

The retro TCA scheme on C-FZUH appeared in August of 1997. AA's retro 757 scheme unveiled in January of 1999 was actually a "Flagship" scheme, celebrating the 40th anniversary of the first 707 in 1959. The Astrojet scheme didn't appear until 1962 and this retro scheme was later applied to ...

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by Qantas59
Mon Apr 05, 2021 5:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: San Francisco Bay Area Aviation Thread - 2021
Replies: 120
Views: 17799

Re: San Francisco Bay Area Aviation Thread - 2021

At SFO, Terminal 1 I was recently looking at the yet to be opened new gates and noticed that gate B11 has a jetway extending from an upper level area (also not yet completed). Could this have been envisioned for an A380?

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by Qantas59
Wed Mar 31, 2021 3:38 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - March 2021
Replies: 329
Views: 50466

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - March 2021

Looks like no further Qantaslink 717 operations in WA. VH-NXG, VH-NXL and VH-NXM did their last flights into PER from PBO and ZNE on 26 March.
The 717s were so much a part of WA going back to 2005 when they transitioned from Jetstar.

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by Qantas59
Tue Mar 09, 2021 8:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alaska Airlines Fleet/Network Thread - 2021
Replies: 2371
Views: 310692

Re: Alaska Airlines joining Oneworld

Is this the first time, or one of the few times that two carriers from the same country have been in the same global alliance?

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by Qantas59
Sun Mar 07, 2021 8:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - March 2021
Replies: 329
Views: 50466

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - March 2021

In the 1 Jan 1972 Qantas timetable, QF757 (Th) operated SYD-BNE-MNL-HKG-DEL-THR-VIE-AMS-LHR, QF761 (Sa) operated SYD-MNL-HKG-DEL-THR-ATH-AMS-LHR. Both utilizing V-jet 338s of course. Next Qantas timetable that I have is effective 4 Mar 1973 and HKG is not included on the Kangaroo Route. Also FWIW lo...

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by Qantas59
Mon Jan 18, 2021 1:32 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - January 2021
Replies: 309
Views: 44922

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - January 2021

Has QF decided to keep the 717s in WA? I’ve noticed several of them still operating into PER. Cheers.

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by Qantas59
Fri Jan 15, 2021 12:49 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread - January 2021
Replies: 138
Views: 20147

Re: New Zealand Aviation Thread - January 2021

Does anyone know if the three 777-319ERs, ZK-OKN/OKO/OKQ in AKL will eventually follow others to ROW and VCV? Cheers.

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by Qantas59
Sat Nov 28, 2020 7:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Pan am and TWA move from ORY to CDG
Replies: 26
Views: 5387

Re: Pan am and TWA move from ORY to CDG

I'm in possession of a Pan Am timetable from August, 1974 that identifies Paris operations as being from Charles de Gaulle.

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by Qantas59
Mon Oct 12, 2020 3:24 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: B744 launch and SYD-LAX non-stop (QF, UA) in 1989
Replies: 5
Views: 1431

Re: B744 launch and SYD-LAX non-stop (QF, UA) in 1989

Qantas began SYD-LAX in April, 1984 with the 747SP-38.

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by Qantas59
Thu Jul 30, 2020 5:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: British Airways network updates
Replies: 583
Views: 92991

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: 237
Views: 66730

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: 58162

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: BA fleet parking thread
Replies: 523
Views: 126874

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: 11729

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: 11729

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: 11729

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: 11729

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: 11729

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: 11729

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: 11729

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: 11729

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: 12359

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: 4903

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 News And Discussion Thread - 2020
Replies: 1145
Views: 89903

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: 40628

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: 3277

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: 20423

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: 1688
Views: 229338

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: 6768

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: 4171

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: 4707
Views: 754966

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: 16974

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: 29520

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: 9309

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: 3214

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: 67760

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: 8978

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: 46
Views: 14581

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: 9914

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: 30920

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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