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by Qantas59
Tue Nov 22, 2022 2:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA Has Begun Terminal Move at JFK, More Airlines To Follow
Replies: 61
Views: 14800

Re: BA Has Begun Terminal Move at JFK, More Airlines To Follow

It was mentioned in AA's 1976 annual report. The 1976 annual report said the facility had opened in early 1977, and would be doubled in size in 1977. Prior to the opening of the customs facility, the "general information" page of AA's timetables said that international arrivals from places...

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by Qantas59
Mon Nov 21, 2022 3:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA Has Begun Terminal Move at JFK, More Airlines To Follow
Replies: 61
Views: 14800

Re: BA Has Begun Terminal Move at JFK, More Airlines To Follow

When AA purchased Trans Caribbean in 1971, they began using T7 for international arrivals. AA continued to use T7 for international arrivals until a customs facility was completed in AA's terminal in 1977. Thanks for that AA terminal history regarding the addition of the customs facility being compl...

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by Qantas59
Thu Nov 03, 2022 3:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Photo from DFW in the 80s
Replies: 29
Views: 5299

Re: Photo from DFW in the 80s

For what it's worth, Eastern ceased DFW operations in August, 1988. Not sure if they were still in 2E by that point.

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by Qantas59
Sun Sep 18, 2022 8:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA closing SFO F/A base on January 31, 2023
Replies: 102
Views: 22305

Re: AA closing SFO F/A base on January 31, 2023

SJC and at one time OAK were co-terminals of the main SFO crew base, as JFK, LGA and EWR are co-terminals of New York crew base and DCA, IAD and BWI are co-terminals of Washington crew base. The only satellite of SFO was SMF from 2012. SEA was a stand alone crew base from 1991 until early 2002.

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by Qantas59
Wed Jun 22, 2022 3:43 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: End of AA LuxuryLiner and LuxuryJet
Replies: 32
Views: 5477

Re: End of AA LuxuryLiner and LuxuryJet

Appears as if 757 Luxuryliner signage was removed from the 757 fleet during 2003. Not certain about other fleet types.

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by Qantas59
Thu Jun 16, 2022 8:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: NYC (JFK/EWR/LGA/SWF/HPN/ISP) Aviation Thread - 2022
Replies: 317
Views: 61786

Re: NYC (JFK/EWR/LGA/SWF/HPN/ISP) Aviation Thread - 2022

Thanks for posting this.

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by Qantas59
Thu Jun 16, 2022 1:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: NYC (JFK/EWR/LGA/SWF/HPN/ISP) Aviation Thread - 2022
Replies: 317
Views: 61786

Re: NYC (JFK/EWR/LGA/SWF/HPN/ISP) Aviation Thread - 2022

Does anyone recall where the former runway 14-32 at JFK was located? Apparently this STOL runway closed in 1990. Can’t find any specific information on where on the property it was located.

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by Qantas59
Sat May 14, 2022 5:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Airlines Fleet Thread - 2022
Replies: 285
Views: 63354

Re: American Airlines Fleet Thread - 2022

Thanks for the info about the A321 refurbishment. Do you know the N # of the last aircraft that was reconfigured?

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by Qantas59
Sat May 14, 2022 1:29 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Airlines Fleet Thread - 2022
Replies: 285
Views: 63354

Re: American Airlines Fleet Thread - 2022

Has AA completed retrofit of A321 acft. to Oasis / Kodiak standard?

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by Qantas59
Thu May 05, 2022 2:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread - May 2022
Replies: 332
Views: 37460

Re: New Zealand Aviation Thread - May 2022

Has ZK-OKQ flown passenger services since resuming flying?

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by Qantas59
Wed Mar 30, 2022 4:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta LAX Terminal modernization opening
Replies: 172
Views: 37703

Re: Delta cuts ribbon to new LAX Headhouse

I had assumed that there would be ONE headhouse covering T2 and T3. Wasn't that the intention of the project?

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by Qantas59
Mon Mar 28, 2022 5:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 3/22: And then, this happened ...
Replies: 301
Views: 43936

Re: Irish 3/22: And then, this happened ...

Can anyone offer clarification on EI DUB-SFO service? I had read that the service was set to resume in 25 Feb. Looking at flight aware however it appears as if EI 61 has been operating since at least Dec, 2021. Also the new flight number is confusing. Could these be cargo flights? I've tried searchi...

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by Qantas59
Sat Jan 08, 2022 6:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread - January 2022
Replies: 201
Views: 30657

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: 63452

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: 525502

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: 25364

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: 33285

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: 64556

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: 525502

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: 3018

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: 18897

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: 52598

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: 2368
Views: 323653

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: 52598

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: 46049

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: 20574

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: 5690

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: 1469

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: 94714

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: 240
Views: 75650

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: 59455

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: 128806

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: 12608

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: 12608

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: 12608

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: 12608

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: 12608

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: 12608

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: 12608

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: 12608

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: 13051

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: 5037

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: 94076

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: 41447

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: 3530

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: 20978

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: 233426

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: 7513

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: 4346

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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