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by global2
Sat Jun 27, 2020 4:21 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Airports where you’re most likely to wait for a gate
Replies: 14
Views: 781

Re: Airports where you’re most likely to wait for a gate

It's happened to me at LAX on AA more than once, nearly missed a connection. It did happen to me one evening on DL at T4 at JFK.

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by global2
Sun Jun 21, 2020 6:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 377 Cabin question
Replies: 46
Views: 8363

Re: Boeing 377 Cabin question

Hi all, I have been looking at the 377 quite a bit lately and when I came across pan ams seating chart, I began to have questions about how the upper berths were sold. In the front luxury cabin, I get that they were included. I also noticed that aft of the staircase to the downstairs lounge, those ...

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by global2
Sat Jun 13, 2020 7:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The future of LaGuardia
Replies: 132
Views: 14173

Re: The future of Laguardia

See, the same agency runs both airports and they dont want JFK to “take a hit.” Hence the reasoning Yep, I get it, just very unfortunate. Like when BAA basically controlled all the airports in London... I’d really like to see LGA unrestrained. Filling it full of RJs because of slots is a waste of t...

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by global2
Sat Jun 06, 2020 8:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The Sud Aviation SE-210 Caravelle Thread
Replies: 115
Views: 12991

Re: The Sud Aviation SE-210 Caravelle Thread

Great post, thank you! I have always been fascinated by those triangular windows. Was it simply an interesting design, or they really market the concept of maximum downward visibility that you mention?

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by global2
Sat May 30, 2020 6:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: IMAGES: A forgotten scheme to expand the TWA Flight Center
Replies: 19
Views: 5196

Re: IMAGES: A forgotten scheme to expand the TWA Flight Center

Thank you for posting this, it's a fascinating idea which unfortunately did not come to pass. I wish Jet Blue had followed something along these lines as their current single-pier design leaves a huge amount of wasted tarmac space between T4 and T5.

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by global2
Thu May 21, 2020 6:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 777 - 25 years in commercial service
Replies: 147
Views: 14038

Re: 777 - 25 years in commercial service

Always one complainer:) The "cramped" issue if because of the operator, not Boeing. How true is that .... any aircraft type can be cramped ..... nothing to do with the manufacturer !!!! The airline operating the aircraft determines the * crampiness* .... gets your facts straight before ma...

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by global2
Thu May 14, 2020 1:46 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why did UA have a monopoly at EWR?
Replies: 80
Views: 10059

Re: Why did UA have a monopoly at EWR?

The EWR hub is completely from CO. I think Peoples flew LGW, maybe other. But at some point CO from EWR serviced LGW LHR STN BHX BRS MAN EDI GLA BFS DUB SNN LIS MAD BCN CDG ORY BRU AMS STR DUS CGN FRA MUC TXL ZRH GVA CPH ARN OSL MXP FCO ATH TLV DEL BOM , CAI SVO were out for sale but never launched...

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by global2
Fri May 01, 2020 8:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: IMAGES: Completion of JFK's "Terminal City" in 1962
Replies: 20
Views: 3651

Re: IMAGES: Completion of JFK's "Terminal City" in 1962

I LOVE your website! Thank you for these posts. I wonder if any of your research about JFK includes more about the Tri-Faith chapels? They were architecturally distinctive and it's a shame they're gone. I wonder if there are any photos of the interiors.

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by global2
Fri May 01, 2020 8:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: IMAGES: Completion of JFK's "Terminal City" in 1962
Replies: 20
Views: 3651

Re: IMAGES: Completion of JFK's "Terminal City" in 1962

I LOVE your website! Thank you for these posts. I wonder if any of your research about JFK includes the Tri-Faith chapels? They were architecturally distinctive and it's a shame they're gone.

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by global2
Thu Apr 16, 2020 7:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New York Air vs Eastern Air Lines 1981
Replies: 74
Views: 10513

Re: New York Air vs Eastern Air Lines 1981

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DTHZZhEDtME
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I flew on New York Air between NY/NJ and BOS in the 80s when I was in college. I liked them, and their airplanes always seemed clean. I liked Piedmont too. PeoplExpress and Eastern, not so much. NY Air had a catchy jingle too!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DTHZZhEDtME

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by global2
Sun Feb 23, 2020 4:22 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: If There Was Only One Airline Left In The USA
Replies: 9
Views: 828

Re: If There Was Only One Airline Left In The USA

"Is next...DAYWEAR!!!" if you know what that means, then you know that one airline would be an atrocity. If not, here it is: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FpypTXccG2I That commercial is still hilarious today! It was soon surpassed however by "Where's the Beef"!

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by global2
Sun Feb 16, 2020 8:11 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: What former carriers have you flown?
Replies: 102
Views: 3270

Re: What former carriers have you flown?

Pan Am
TWA
Eastern
Continental
Northwest Orient
People Express
Piedmont
BWIA
New York Air
Airtran
ATA
Jet Airways
Virgin America
American Airlines, oops, I meant USAir.

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by global2
Sun Feb 09, 2020 8:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New York to London - New Subsonic Flight Time Record
Replies: 100
Views: 19729

Re: New York to London - New Subsonic Flight Time Record

It's nice to see that that 50 years after its maiden voyage (also JFK-LHR) the Queen of the Skies is still making news.

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by global2
Sun Feb 09, 2020 6:56 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Whose 747’s have you flown?
Replies: 77
Views: 2061

Re: Whose 747’s have you flown?

Pan Am
Japan Airlines
United Airlines
Northwest Orient
British Airways
All Nippon Airways
Cathay Pacific
Air France
Air India
Korean Air
Singapore Airlines

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by global2
Sat Feb 08, 2020 3:38 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: What in Your Opinion has been the Ugliest Commercial Jet?
Replies: 90
Views: 4260

Re: What in Your Opinion has been the Ugliest Commercial Jet?

A380. But I have to say that the first time I saw a photo of the nose of the A350 I almost threw up a little. It looks like the 787's ugly sister. And you know the people at Airbus had to realize this when they tried to add some mascara to pretty her up. But it ain't working! The A340 was much bette...

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by global2
Sun Feb 02, 2020 4:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JFK Terminal 8 Renovation Thread (2020)
Replies: 205
Views: 23521

Re: JFK Terminal 8 Renovation Thread (2020)

T4 was designed and built 5 years prior to T8 Did the IAB handle Northwest international departures or arrivals only? In 1983 I flew Northwest from JFK to NRT. I remember vividly departing from T2, I believe gate 5 (they had those large gate number signs both inside and on the terminal exterior). H...

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by global2
Fri Jan 17, 2020 11:48 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Why are US airport display screens so different from everywhere else?
Replies: 37
Views: 2038

Re: Why are US airport display screens so different from everywhere else?

My main frustration with monitors that list by departure time is that the position of my flight keeps moving. Meaning, when I get to the airport, my flight is, say, at the top of the 3rd monitor. Then by the time I get through security, it's now the bottom of the second board. Then once I do some s...

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by global2
Thu Jan 16, 2020 4:43 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: EWR and Foreign Carriers
Replies: 61
Views: 7187

Re: EWR and Foreign Carriers

There's also just the two, usually traffic choked tunnels out of Manhattan to NJ. Not at all something I want to contemplate if I have a flight going out from EWR. There's just so many more routes to JFK from Manhattan. Exactly. And if you're on the East Side like me there's no way I'm going to dea...

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by global2
Sat Nov 23, 2019 6:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Korean Air Chairman: business conditions poor, looking to divest assets, form more JVs
Replies: 56
Views: 12694

Re: Korean Air Chairman: business conditions poor, looking to divest assets, form more JVs

I haven't flown KE in four or five years but I was very underwhelmed with their business class lounges, including Incheon. I found it to be rather crowded, and their liquor assortment was limited to whatever distillery advertises in their in-flight magazine. No gin or bourbon, really? Has this since...

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by global2
Fri Oct 18, 2019 4:30 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why is everything at EWR Brown?
Replies: 54
Views: 14764

Re: Why is everything at EWR Brown?

Welcome to the 70's!

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by global2
Sat Oct 12, 2019 8:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Old LAX T3 with Over wing Jet Bridge
Replies: 31
Views: 6522

Re: Old LAX T3 with Over wing Jet Bridge

[quote="entdoc"]I have vague memories of having seen overwing jetways at JFK years ago IIRC the overwing part was supported from above by some sort of cantilevered gridwork that was attached to the main part of the jetway. that may have also contained moving parts that allowed for its mane...

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by global2
Wed Oct 09, 2019 7:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Doug Parker Interview DMN
Replies: 71
Views: 12882

Re: Doug Parker Interview DMN

it's not 2010 anymore. My 6.8in QHD OLED phone, with literally the best screen in the world at that size, is faaar better than any ife system on any plane. Have fun watching a movie on a shitty 720 lcd panel. Good for you, how many are in your position? Not many. Most prefer IFE. Including myself a...

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by global2
Sun Oct 06, 2019 1:19 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Question on traveling to NYC in February
Replies: 3
Views: 1526

Re: Question on traveling to NYC in February

I'd pick any itinerary into LGA over EWR or JFK. Just so much closer to the city if you're planning to take a cab. 2nd choice would be JFK because you can still take the Airtrain/subway if you're on a budget. Take the E from Jamaica to 7th Ave/53rd which is only a few blocks from the Hudson Hotel.

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by global2
Sat Oct 05, 2019 6:04 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Memorable sights seen from an Aircraft
Replies: 55
Views: 10131

Re: Memorable sights seen from an Aircraft

Natural sights include the Grand Canyon, the Rockies, Niagara Falls, and the Alps, as well as watching a thunderstorm in the distance one late afternoon as it was getting dark. I've also enjoyed some extra long sunsets flying west. But for me nothing tops the landing approaches to home: New York Cit...

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by global2
Fri Sep 20, 2019 10:04 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Airports that skip a terminal number
Replies: 48
Views: 6312

Re: Airports that skip a terminal number

At Newark, isn't the new terminal under construction that will ultimately replace Terminal A be called Terminal One?

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by global2
Mon Sep 09, 2019 4:18 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Pan Am and the 747-400
Replies: 104
Views: 17581

Re: Pan Am and the 747-400

Who cares..if they do not like a thread..do not partake...simple!! I miss Pan Am...maybe cause it was my 1st 747 flight...way back in 1973! I'm not trying to one-up you but mine was in 1972; LHR to JFK. I'll never forget my astonishment at the size of that cabin! The year before that I flew on one ...

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by global2
Mon Sep 09, 2019 4:16 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Pan Am and the 747-400
Replies: 104
Views: 17581

Re: Pan Am and the 747-400

Several comments made here that the L1011-500 was a bad choice for Pan Am. I'm just curious as to why? Was it just wrong for Pan Am, or was the -500 derivative not a great derivative? As with just about everything in Pan Am’s later years, if was a convergence of events which made the L-1011-500 a p...

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by global2
Mon Sep 09, 2019 1:50 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Pan Am and the 747-400
Replies: 104
Views: 17581

Re: Pan Am and the 747-400

Several comments made here that the L1011-500 was a bad choice for Pan Am. I'm just curious as to why? Was it just wrong for Pan Am, or was the -500 derivative not a great derivative?

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by global2
Tue Aug 27, 2019 4:33 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Retro liveries better than today’s
Replies: 15
Views: 2430

Re: Retro liveries better than today’s

It definitely has to be a generational thing as personally I don't like retro liveries. To me they just seem outdated, there's nothing elegant about them. However I do like most modern liveries. The difference is that to you they're icons. To me, they mean nothing. There's also how you view liverie...

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by global2
Tue Aug 20, 2019 4:47 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumor: American Airlines to Modify Project Oasis Planes.
Replies: 258
Views: 53192

Re: Rumor: American Airlines to Modify Project Oasis Planes.

I don’t understand the fixation on seat back IFE that many people have on this forum. Wouldn’t it be simpler to have in seat power in all seats and bring your own device? No, it would not. I don't want the hassle of having to dig out my computer from the overhead bin, deal with having to plug in, a...

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by global2
Fri Aug 16, 2019 4:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA's advertising causes controversy in Poland
Replies: 68
Views: 11891

Re: AA's advertising causes controversy in Poland

You'd think they would be happy that a U.S. airline has chosen them and wants to bring them a lot more tourist dollars.

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by global2
Fri Aug 09, 2019 10:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Bird Logos on Asian Airlines
Replies: 54
Views: 8150

Re: Bird Logos on Asian Airlines

A number of former airlines have used birds as well. Here in the US, Continental had the "thunderbird" logo, Ozark had swallows (symbolizing on-time arrivals like the return of the swallows to San Juan Capistrano), Eastern had a flying eagle which later got stylized, and of course North C...

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by global2
Tue Aug 06, 2019 6:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PEK Overtakes ATL for Most Departing Seats
Replies: 13
Views: 2426

Re: PEK Overtakes ATL for Most Departing Seats

I'm surprised HND made the list. I always though NRT is bigger and had more passengers. HND is preferred over NRT by many in the TYO region due to its more convenient location, as well as always having been Japan's #1 domestic hub. Now that it has been expanded and reopened to long-haul internation...

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by global2
Tue Aug 06, 2019 3:55 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Piedmont..............gone 30 years
Replies: 78
Views: 10594

Re: Piedmont..............gone 30 years

I flew Piedmont numerous times between BOS and LGA when I was in college in the late 80's (as well as NY Air which I see one of their tails in these photos). Their planes were always clean, service friendly, I always had a pleasant experience. Great post and amazing photos. I flew Piedmont once, fro...

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by global2
Sat Aug 03, 2019 10:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air India Mumbai Hub
Replies: 23
Views: 3332

Re: Air India Mumbai Hub

I doubt BOM can be an efficient hub in its current configuration, even with the new terminal.

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by global2
Sun Jul 28, 2019 9:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JFK Airport in the 1960's and 1970's
Replies: 75
Views: 14715

Re: JFK Airport in the 1960's and 1970's

I just launched Part 4 of my history of Idlewild/JFK, focussing on the design of the first three airline terminals -those of UA, EA and AA- that were opened in 1959-1960: https://www.airporthistory.org/kennedy-4.html You can read read about the International Arrivals Building (opened 1957) here: ht...

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by global2
Sat Jul 27, 2019 10:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JFK Airport in the 1960's and 1970's
Replies: 75
Views: 14715

Re: JFK Airport in the 1960's and 1970's

I just launched Part 4 of my history of Idlewild/JFK, focussing on the design of the first three airline terminals -those of UA, EA and AA- that were opened in 1959-1960: https://www.airporthistory.org/kennedy-4.html You can read read about the International Arrivals Building (opened 1957) here: ht...

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by global2
Mon Jul 22, 2019 9:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JFK Airport in the 1960's and 1970's
Replies: 75
Views: 14715

Re: JFK Airport in the 1960's and 1970's

My earliest memory of JFK is 1971, pulling up under the giant oval canopy of the Pan Am Worldport. From the perspective of a small child, it was a wondrous place; when I see clips of the terminal in some old movies ("Come Fly With Me" or that scene in a James Bond film where he arrives the...

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by global2
Thu Jul 18, 2019 5:05 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: “Dear American Airlines, I Hate You With My Whole Heart.” writes disgruntled traveler
Replies: 179
Views: 25716

Re: “Dear American Airlines, I Hate You With My Whole Heart.” writes disgruntled traveler

I just can't get past the part of how he booked a ticket to arrive at 6:45PM for a wedding that began at 7PM. And let's back it up a bit further: who invites guests to fly halfway across the country to their wedding but doesn't tell them what time the ceremony is until some casual phone call a coupl...

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by global2
Wed Jul 17, 2019 5:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United beats on 2Q earnings, adding used 737
Replies: 89
Views: 19831

Re: United beats on 2Q earnings, adding used 737

I was happy to hear on the news this morning that UA's performance beat expectations, it seems like they're really starting to build some momentum here. DL of course has been doing well for a while now. Now let's see what AA has to say...

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by global2
Tue Jul 16, 2019 6:47 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: The greatest hotel room ever for aviation geeks ?
Replies: 16
Views: 2686

Re: The greatest hotel room ever for aviation geeks ?

Check out the new TWA Hotel at JFK. The architectural landmark terminal of course is all by itself a temple to the golden age of commercial aviation. There's tons of fun artifacts on display. There is an actual Lockheed Super Constellation out on the tarmac which now serves as a cocktail lounge. The...

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by global2
Mon Jul 15, 2019 10:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates A380 encounters heavy turbulence
Replies: 23
Views: 10539

Re: Emirates A380 encounters heavy turbulence

Some time pilots are able to detect turbulence up ahead and order everyone to buckle up. Other times not. What makes some turbulence visible to them others not?

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by global2
Tue Jun 25, 2019 7:40 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: DL/AA complimentary meals in economy class
Replies: 45
Views: 6168

Re: DL/AA complimentary meals in economy class

Just watched a trip report on DL's JFK-LAX and what they offer onboard is tragic, a few apple slices, cheddar cheese and a few other things. I don't understand why they can't do what European airlines do and just offer a complimentary sandwich. If LX can do it on intra-European flights then I don't...

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by global2
Mon Jun 17, 2019 3:28 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: OAG Changes 6/16/2019:AI Extends JFK Suspension;MF Suspends SEA-SZX;NK Extension;WN AUG MAX Cuts
Replies: 61
Views: 10408

Re: OAG Changes 6/16/2019:AI Extends JFK Suspension;MF Suspends SEA-SZX;NK Extension;WN AUG MAX Cuts

AA LGA PHL Four flights isn’t that much... we will watch the trendline and see if it moves into a full slot squatting mode The problem with dehubbing NYC for PHL is there is broad acknowledgement that there is next to zero demand for air travel between NYC and PHL and very few flights. As they cut ...

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by global2
Sun Jun 16, 2019 7:13 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: What is Your Favorite Wide Body Aircraft and Why?
Replies: 44
Views: 3032

Re: What is Your Favorite Wide Body Aircraft and Why?

I have always loved the upper deck of the 747, it feels so exclusive up there.

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by global2
Sun Jun 16, 2019 7:09 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Your least favorite aircraft type ?
Replies: 104
Views: 9946

Re: Your least favorite aircraft type ?

PI4EVR wrote:
YS-11. Pilots loved it and F/A's hated it and referred to by crew as the "Kamikaze" and more so for those of us riding in the back the "Vomit Comet."


Wow, you just brought back a memory of flying in a YS--11 (on ANA) as a child and having to reach for the airsick bag!

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by global2
Sun Jun 16, 2019 6:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Paris Air Show 2019: Picture and General Discussion Thread
Replies: 25
Views: 13803

Re: Paris Air Show 2019: Picture and General Discussion Thread

The Eviation Alice all electric commuter aircraft prototype is finally unveiled. https://www.ainonline.com/aviation-news/air-transport/2019-06-16/eviation-completes-prototype-alice-electric-aircraft https://www.ainonline.com/sites/default/files/uploads/2019/06/361_eviationaliceelectricaircraft.jpg ...

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by global2
Tue Jun 11, 2019 1:42 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Best window seat for views per airport (landing)
Replies: 13
Views: 1071

Re: Best window seat for views per airport (landing)

LGA is a crapshoot, but I would say maybe the left side about 2/3 of the time for a great view of Manhattan & Statue of Liberty. But when the plane flies north above the Hudson the view from the right side is breathtaking.

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by global2
Thu May 30, 2019 9:35 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Best Airline Ads
Replies: 59
Views: 4105

Re: Best Airline Ads

Best commercial ever. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gd4gAHmRJWo Yes, I get teary eyed hearing "We're American Airlines, doing what we do best!" I think the British Airways 'faces' is also an astonishingly good ad. I always remember National's "Come on and Fly Me!" jingle. Welc...

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by global2
Sat May 18, 2019 7:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumor: American Airlines To Bring Back Seatback IFEs On Domestic Aircraft
Replies: 180
Views: 23751

Re: Rumor: American Airlines To Bring Back Seatback IFEs On Domestic Aircraft

For me IFE on a flight is a big deal. The funny thing is I rarely sit down to watch TV or a movie at home. But in the air I find it a great opportunity to sit back, relax and catch up on movies I've missed. This is true for me as well. Me three. I don't own a tablet, and don't want the hassle of po...

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