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by BNORD1
Fri Aug 02, 2019 4:17 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United going after hidden-city travellers
Replies: 372
Views: 34704

Re: United going after hidden-city travellers

This situation (hidden city) is nothing new. It was around in the late 60s/70s. I've seen flights go out 60%, at departure time, that were booked full. I've seen airlines 1)cancel downline, 2)void unused tickets, 3)attempt to ban passengers. Travel agents that issued tickets had their "plates&q...

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by BNORD1
Sat Jul 27, 2019 3:53 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: History of the passenger boarding bridge
Replies: 16
Views: 3777

Re: History of the passenger boarding bridge

Correction to last post...It happened at ORD and Robert Six was married< at the time, to Audrey not Jayne Meadows.

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by BNORD1
Sat Jul 27, 2019 3:28 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: History of the passenger boarding bridge
Replies: 16
Views: 3777

Re: History of the passenger boarding bridge

Very interesting. I recall Continental installed a dual system, in the mid 60's, with the rear jetway being raised and the airplane wing taxied "under" it at parking. That worked until on arrival one afternoon the rear jetway " fell across the wing of a Boeing 707, the operator being ...

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by BNORD1
Sat Jul 27, 2019 3:25 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: History of the passenger boarding bridge
Replies: 16
Views: 3777

Re: History of the passenger boarding bridge

Very interesting. I recall Continental installed a dual system, in the mid 60's, with the rear jetway being raised and the airplane wing taxied "under" it at parking. That worked until on arrival one afternoon the rear jetway " fell across the wing of a Boeing 707, the operator being ...

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by BNORD1
Wed Jul 10, 2019 3:23 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Korean Air Captain Tries to Drink Inflight, FA Who Stopped Him Demoted
Replies: 85
Views: 19478

Re: Korean Air Captain Tries to Drink Inflight, FA Who Stopped Him Demoted

Its almost as though, kill somebody, but don't insult the Captain...

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by BNORD1
Sun Jun 16, 2019 3:45 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: FG: How are the all-new Airbus (A350) and Boeing (787) widebodies faring?
Replies: 103
Views: 15392

Re: FG: How are the all-new Airbus (A350) and Boeing (787) widebodies faring?

Didn't UA have an order for the 350? Or did I mis-read sowhere along the line. If they did, what happened or is happening?

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by BNORD1
Fri Jun 14, 2019 2:34 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: New Air Force One Scheme
Replies: 107
Views: 10796

Re: New Air Force One Scheme

I'm supprised he hasn't painted the white house

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by BNORD1
Thu Jun 13, 2019 3:51 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Craziest Airline Routes from the Past?
Replies: 142
Views: 13584

Re: Craziest Airline Routes from the Past?

or another one ORD-MBS-FNT-DET on UA (loved the DC-6's and CVR's)

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by BNORD1
Thu Jun 13, 2019 3:49 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Craziest Airline Routes from the Past?
Replies: 142
Views: 13584

Re: Craziest Airline Routes from the Past?

flew, many times, IND-DAY on US, or ORD-SBN-FWA on UA, or DAL-FTW-AUS-Sat on BN

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by BNORD1
Mon Jun 10, 2019 3:28 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta saves the day with free charter
Replies: 113
Views: 19935

Re: Delta saves the day with free charter

In the 60's, airlines cooperated quite often. American was the only "difficult one, to work with". We worked closely with Delta with IROPS, both directions. There was a little document called an FIM "flight interruption manifest" and didn't require tickets to be re-issued. I used...

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by BNORD1
Sat May 18, 2019 3:15 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: US DOT awards Haneda slots
Replies: 783
Views: 138249

Re: Updated: US DOT awards Haneda slots

updated?

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by BNORD1
Mon May 13, 2019 8:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New United Safety Video - Spiderman Theme
Replies: 49
Views: 5258

Re: New United Safety Video

I know there are those of you that would prefer the old school "funeral type atmosphere" of death and gloom. I for one like to see them upgrade the vids from time to time to catch the attention to those of "todays age", corny? maybe but catchy? yes.

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by BNORD1
Sun May 12, 2019 3:06 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WN announces service to ITO
Replies: 93
Views: 13827

Re: WN announces service to ITO

Flew out of ITO once on PA when Kilauea was making a mess, we flew one complete circle over Kilauea, right after take off before heading to LAX. Hilo was always more
"old Hawaii" and was the jump off point to see the volcanoes and the drive to Kona

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by BNORD1
Sun May 12, 2019 2:57 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WN announces service to ITO
Replies: 93
Views: 13827

Re: WN announces service to ITO

United flew DC-8s and Pan Am flew 707s LAX to ITO early 1970s flew each several times

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by BNORD1
Thu May 09, 2019 4:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Goodbye BAC 1-11!
Replies: 86
Views: 12257

Re: Goodbye BAC 1-11!

Rode many miles as a pasenger, with many colors of 111's, on Braniff in the late 60's. Loved the airplane

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by BNORD1
Wed Apr 03, 2019 2:21 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Passenger gets plane to himself
Replies: 77
Views: 14244

Re: Passenger gets plane to himself

Several times, but the most fun was in the mid 60a PA operated 2 lat night flight HNL to LAX. One as a through flight from the S. Pacific, the other was a regular skd flight HNL to LAX.. The earlier regular flight was delayed so they put all the pax on the trough flight. I waited for the delayed fli...

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by BNORD1
Thu Nov 29, 2018 6:06 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest agent mocks child’s name
Replies: 147
Views: 11283

Re: Southwest agent mocks child’s name

tartar..S..auce isn't that something you serve with fish? Just thinking

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by BNORD1
Wed Oct 31, 2018 3:34 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA starts SFO to Papeete today, increases to year-round service
Replies: 42
Views: 7872

Re: UA starts SFO-PPT today, increases to year-round service

Fun flight MOZ to PPT via Air Tahiti King Air schedules for 15 minutes, we made it in less than 10

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by BNORD1
Wed Oct 31, 2018 3:22 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA starts SFO to Papeete today, increases to year-round service
Replies: 42
Views: 7872

Re: UA starts SFO-PPT today, increases to year-round service

Great location for Polynesian history, Gauguin museum (island of Tahiti), very clear waters for diving, great white sand beaches. Main Islands of Tahiti, Moorea, Raitea, Bora Bora and Huahine. Flying Air Tahite DCH6 Twin Otters and Beechcraft King Airs offer fun flying and great sightseeing from the...

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by BNORD1
Sun Oct 14, 2018 1:46 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Where? (TAI DC-7C)
Replies: 13
Views: 1908

Re: Where? (TAI DC-7C)

Beat me to it... The back ground looks to be Bora Bora, very interesting spot. Don't know about a 7B or 7C
I flew in there on a F-27

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by BNORD1
Sat Sep 29, 2018 7:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Braniff Calder DC-8 and B-727
Replies: 20
Views: 2748

Re: Braniff Calder DC-8 and B-727

The airplanes were the standard mid 60s interior, before leather seats.
A stripe colored seat next to one with solid color next to one with checks
throughout the airplane. Leather in first class came right after.

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by BNORD1
Sat Sep 29, 2018 5:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Braniff Calder DC-8 and B-727
Replies: 20
Views: 2748

Re: Braniff Calder DC-8 and B-727

There were two 727's in Calder paint style. Google "Braniff airplane in Calder paint style. I'm also an ex BN employee. Flew on all three
DC-8, and both 727's

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by BNORD1
Wed Sep 12, 2018 2:23 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BN leased 707s from QF in the 70s?
Replies: 3
Views: 606

BN leased 707s from QF in the 70s?

I understood that BN leased 707-138s from QF in the 70s (?) and that one of these is the one flown by John Travolta. Can
someone confirm one way or the other? Thank you

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by BNORD1
Thu Jul 26, 2018 4:12 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Dog opens cargo door in flight
Replies: 4
Views: 1301

Re: Dog opens cargo door in flight

Its happened before. One at ORD a dog got loose in the forward cargo hold. We had to get the owner, a pax on the flight had. Took a few minutes to crawl down , from the inside, calm the dog before we would open the cargo door. took a few minutes but it worked.

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by BNORD1
Wed Jul 04, 2018 5:07 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Could Pan AM have flown some in state domestic routes
Replies: 60
Views: 5623

Re: Could Pan AM have flown some in state domestic routes

flying intrastate in California was fun all throughout 60's,and 70's.. $15.00 fares LAX - SFO. Always a fun ride on PSA, good champagne on WN

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by BNORD1
Wed Jul 04, 2018 5:02 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Could Pan AM have flown some in state domestic routes
Replies: 60
Views: 5623

Re: Could Pan AM have flown some in state domestic routes

So if the Deregulation Act was signed into law on October 24, 1978, didn't it become effective immediately thereafter meaning technically any carrier could fly anywhere in the US? Of course, practically speaking I guess most had a lag between the effective date and the date they could actually impl...

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by BNORD1
Wed Aug 30, 2017 3:30 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Hurricane Harvey and Houston airports
Replies: 546
Views: 68726

Re: Hurricane Harvey and Houston airports

Not that it matters at all compared to the immediate threat to public safety, but yeah, this is going to be a huge operational mess for both Houston airports - and both Houston hub carriers. It will take days for air travel operations in the area to recover from this. I also know that AA helped UA ...

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by BNORD1
Mon Jun 20, 2016 4:27 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Historic tag-ons, multi-stops and round robins. Many local pax back in the day?
Replies: 28
Views: 4423

Re: Historic tag-ons, multi-stops and round robins. Many local pax back in the day?

Braniff, early 60's Had flights 349/348 CV340 MSP,FSD,SUX,OMA,MKC,ICT,OKC,DAL,AUS,SAT (some days CRP) The F/A's quite often bid those because it was the same passengers week after week. The F/A's got to know family names etc.

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by BNORD1
Sun Mar 23, 2014 12:27 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Pan Am 747 Cabins In 1972/73 Movies (Footage)
Replies: 16
Views: 15211

RE: Pan Am 747 Cabins In 1972/73 Movies (Footage)

The config in 1972/3 was 3-4-3. I flew <acronym title="Chicago - O'Hare International (ORD / KORD), USA - Illinois">ORD</acronym> <acronym title="London - Heathrow (LHR / EGLL), United Kingdom">LHR</acronym> and <acronym title="London - Heathrow (LHR / EGLL), United Kingdom">LHR</acronym> LAX on the...

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by BNORD1
Fri Aug 23, 2013 4:46 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Scoot Creates Child-free Zone
Replies: 48
Views: 8476

RE: Scoot Creates Child-free Zone

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by BNORD1
Fri Aug 09, 2013 8:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Would UA Get New Livery Soon?
Replies: 75
Views: 17132

RE: Would UA Get New Livery Soon?

What did you expect? Its all "old" Continental, except for the name. Liked the "meatball" in its day. Liked, even better the "Tulip". Its a new name for an old airline.

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by BNORD1
Tue Jul 30, 2013 1:00 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Ground Employees Protest Outsourcing
Replies: 78
Views: 13520

RE: United Ground Employees Protest Outsourcing

You can say what you will about unions (pro or con), and there is plenty of both, however the non-union carriers owed their salaries and working conditions, most of them, to the unionized carriers. We could tell who at <acronym title="Continental Airlines (USA)">CO</acronym>, <acronym title="Delta A...

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by BNORD1
Tue Jul 30, 2013 12:46 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Sorry... This Seat Is Occupied!
Replies: 47
Views: 27017

RE: Sorry... This Seat Is Occupied!

Back in the dark ages (early to mid 1960's) Braniff operated flights 349 (south bound) and 348 (north bound. flight 349 lef <acronym title="Minneapolis / St. Paul - International / Wold-Chamberlain Field (MSP / KMSP), USA - Minnesota">MSP</acronym> early am and stopped in <acronym title="Sioux Falls...

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