Rotundas are also harder to expand. A linear terminal can be extended. A rotunda, not so much.Jump to post
I really miss the early to mid 80’s. You still got an occasional DC8. Most airlines across the Atlantic used 747’s. Boston (my home) saw 747’s from BA, AF, EI, AZ, OA, SB, SR, NW, and TW. And then there were the L1011’s from TP, DL,EA, and TW. Not to mention the DC10’s from AA, UA, and NW. Every dom...Jump to post
Gay couples have to go through lots of hoops to have babies. We chose surrogacy. It took many years. This REALLY grinds my gears. Absolutely unnecessary red tape driven by fear, pseudoscience, and evangelical nonsense. Please don’t misunderstand. The hoops weren’t driven by fear or evangelical nons...Jump to post
My husband and I brought twins into the world at a later chapter in life. I was 48 and he was 55 when they were born. We had been talking about kids for over 20 years, but it was never the right. (Truth is, there really isn’t any ideal time). We love to travel. We love spontaneity. We love being abl...Jump to post
Lol! This reminds me of how excited I was in the mid 80’s when I obtained a large fold out Delta route map. The literature on the map called Boston a mini-hub. As a kid from Boston, make me feel important! At the time, Delta has service to places like Bangor, Portland, Hartford, LGA, JFK, DCA, BWI, ...Jump to post
TWA brought me to AQB for the first time when I was 12, in 1981. Our family went there from BOS via STL for a ski trip. I believe our BOS-STL outbound was an a 707. There were no overhead bins, just a shelf. Does that sound right? TW used jetways in ABQ. I think most other carriers did not. ABQ stil...Jump to post
I always enjoy stairs to/ from the plane.
I always hate the inevitable bus to/ from the plane. All too often I arrive in business or first only to be in a hot, crowded bus. Kind of dampers the sense of arrival!
I am fortunate to have life memberships with the big three us carriers - as well as access to the AS and Centurion lounges. I’ll put centurion aside. DL consistently has better food offerings. AA has consistently lousy offerings. UA is in the middle. I find AA clubs rather vanilla. I find DL clubs s...Jump to post
I think the answer is no. If that’s accurate, who was the last US carrier to offer a domestic configuration widebody (without an international style F/C seat)?
And yes, UA has the Hawaii configured planes with 2-4-2 seating. Not really including that in my question.
I've flown a gazillion miles. I've never gotten sick by not wearing my shoes. Never. Not once. If I step in goo or pee or vomit ... whatever.... never gotten sick. Why? Because I wash my socks. Do you all wash your shoes after you fly? You step in the same stuff. Chances are your shoes are dirtier t...Jump to post
I spent a night in Marla a couple of summers ago. It was a real treat, though I’m not sure if I could spend more than 2-3 days there. It was part of a wonderful flying expedition. I flew SIN-LHR on the then new SQ suite. I then got down to Malta. Flew Malta to Cyprus on Emirates in F. It was an awes...Jump to post
There are many airports with multi use ticket encounter in gates. If all the computers and overhead Computer monitors were shut down, you would never know what airline brand you were flying. There are also many airports where a terminal or a wing is designed specifically by or for the airline. Color...Jump to post
I remember the promotion well. It is documented here: https://www.washingtonpost.com/archive/lifestyle/travel/1985/06/30/the-challenge-50-states-in-50-days/e0233b1d-56d1-42f8-9217-a68060fa8130/ I, too, still have the timetable. I remember, as a teen, trying to map out my plan of action to accomplish...Jump to post
What class of service?
Are you traveling alone?
Will you be slowed down by lots of carry ons?
Are you able bodied?
In the earlier days of flying, airliners had full suites for their 20 hour flights across the pond. Not really necessary today.
But once travel becomes available to places other than planet earth, we will certainly see luxurious options again!
1) They would have merged with Western (not Continental) 2) Hubs would be in: EWR SLC FLL 3) Focus Cities: SAN SDF MSY Network: In addition to domestic, international routes to major Asian and European Cities. Heavy concentration in Caribbean. Minimal service south of Mexico. Service: No-frills. Fee...Jump to post
Bar Harbor- BOS/JFK on B6Jump to post
What commercial airports have you visited but never flown to?
Grand Junction, CO
Sioux Falls, SD
The 747 is unique in every way. There is no questioning from afar what kind of plane you are looking at. The 777 - to most of the world (not us) could be a 787, 767, 757, 737, A320, A330, A350, etc. There’s just nothing about it that commands or demands a moniker. Perhaps the 787 comes closest becau...Jump to post
JFK is certainly a prime example of an airport with terminals built for/ by specific airlines. Certainly hub airports have massive footrprints for the dominating carrier. But they aren’t necessarily distinctive terminals. (No one says, “I’m flying out of the Delta terminal” at Atlanta.) I think of l...Jump to post
ryanrap1 wrote:Does anyone on this site have access to see true load factors of the flight? Think it will be cancelled?
At one point in the 2000’s, UA had a one way SNA-LAX flight. Did it once and loved it. And just a couple of years ago, I did the AS milk run from Juneau to Seattle, including one leg (Wrangle to Petersburg I think) that was about 12 minutes of flight time. In the 80’s, many carriers had MIA-FLL flig...Jump to post
The generation of seats that were angled lie flat. Those were terrible.Jump to post
You will notice one particular photo taken from the observation lounge of terminal B. This is the photo with the Northwest DC 10. The Virgin Atlantic gate was on the side closer to where the photo was taken. They also had a small clubhouse adjacent to the gate, but in the non-secure zone. Was the V...Jump to post
Somewhat relevant to this thread. Here is a link to some pretty poor quality photos I have of looking at that time. You will notice one particular photo taken from the observation lounge of terminal B. This is the photo with the Northwest DC 10. The Virgin Atlantic gate was on the side closer to whe...Jump to post
I remember looking closely at PIT on a map back in the early 80’s. Geographically, it made so much sense as a hub. You could connect north/ south and east west, Midwest-south and south/west - all without going all that much out of your way. It was just that much more strategically located than Cleve...Jump to post