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...Jump to post
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...Jump to post
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.Jump to post
Thanks for posting this.Jump to post
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.Jump to post
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...Jump to post
They are A321-231 aircraft. Not NEOs.
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 ...Jump to post
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...Jump to post
Qantas began SYD-LAX in April, 1984 with the 747SP-38.Jump to post
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