Thanks for sharing! It's really interesting to see all the different interiors, and how they reflect the styles of their times.Jump to post
The DC-8 is 5 abreast seating which is even more narrow than the 757 or narrowbody airbus and has up to a 6500 mile range with the -62 model. Not trying to get too nitpicky and off topic here, but the DC-8 has 6 abreast seating in (almost) all configurations. The DC-8 being designed for 6 abreast s...Jump to post
Be grateful for having a girlfriend who will go plane spotting with you. It's always wonderful to have someone who supports your passions even if they don't necessarily share them At risk of getting OT, its definitely not lost on me how lucky I am to have found someone who is so supportive of my in...Jump to post
N365FE still flying. In the air right now actually. I have a FR24 alert on this bird, it's just so damn awesome she's still flying after all these years! To think where commercial aviation was when she entered service with UA to where it is now, while she's dutifully hauling packages for FX is just...Jump to post
Sorry if I'm bumping up an old thread, but I thought it would be better than starting a new one. I was wondering if anyone has any more info on FX's MD-10 fleet plan. Per planespotters.net, the last retirement took place about a year and a half ago. Are they still planning to retire them as they com...Jump to post
Don't forget how smoky the JT8Ds are too! As others have stated, it all comes down to bypass ratio. With that said, I absolutely love how loud the MD80s are. A few months ago I was spotting with my girlfriend, and there was a 744 departing, preceded by an MD88. I told her how loud the MD88 would be,...Jump to post
It works well that my girlfriend usually prefers the aisle, so fighting over the window seat is never really a concern. Additionally, she knows how much I love aviation and the window seats, and has even taken middle seats to be next to me. We've been pretty lucky though, on our longest flight toget...Jump to post
So far, much of the response activity has been centered around the larger upstate airports. I've always been interested in what sort of terminal facilities are in the smaller airports such as Plattsburg, Ogdensburg, Elmira etc. If anyone has any photos of these airports it would be good to see. Tha...Jump to post
I find it a little surprising AA doesn't fly to JFK (or LGA) from BUF, ROC or SYR. I know there's a fair amount of capacity already on these routes from DL and B6 (and to EWR with UA), but there are a fair amount of markets served from JFK not served by CLT or PHL, and requiring a backtrack to conne...Jump to post
I don't want to make flying special again, and I say it as an enthusiast. I enjoy the feeling of flight. That is enough for me. I don't need lunch and a glass of wine on a 2.5 hour flight from MSP-BDL. I want to be able to get a ticket at a decent fare while getting there safely. The rest is just a...Jump to post
UA has retrofitted all their B738s/B739ERs also, so there is obviously an economic reason for doing so! They've also installed scimitars on most if not all their 73Gs, and even some 757s too! It seems that UA has been the most aggressive installing scimitars, AA the least, with DL somewhere in betw...Jump to post
All of this is based off the types currently bookable on major airlines, so unfortunately no 707.
First is any type or sub-type I haven't flown before, the most notable being the 787, A350, MD-90.
After that, I will always try to get any DC-9 variant, 747, or 767.
This virtue signalling from Delta and United is not a smart move. If they had done nothing, only a small minority would even care or know about these discounts. But now they've angered not only the 5 million NRA members, not only the nearly 40% of households that own guns - they're pushing away the...Jump to post
I really don't mind the CR2, its the window placement that bothers me the most. They enable me to fly to and from smaller, more convenient airports where the security line is minimal, and boarding doesn't take that long. It probably helps that I've never been on a CR2 flight longer than 1.5 hours, a...Jump to post
The people who killed EA were greedy unions refusing to negotiate a fair contract where everyone would win. It wasn’t bc of one or two or three guys who wanted to win. The unions were greedy and walked out. End of show. Consequences be damed to the fat-cat and greedy union leaders sitting upon high...Jump to post
Thanks for the report, I love the Dash, and am sad to see it leaving US fleets. I caught two segments on UAX -200s last year, and I'm afraid they'll be the last tprops I catch roe quite some time.Jump to post
If UA sticks with 6 daily departures and AS remains at 13, that's real close to 10 departures per gate split among 2 cx which means real tight coordinated scheduling between the two cx. (It's hard enough for a single carrier, such as WN, to work 10 flights thru 1 gate but for 2 independent cx to ma...Jump to post
Do aircraft typically get new tail numbers after a merger? I know some people have already answered, but to back them up, usually no. Not only has DL kept the NW registrations, their 717s acquired from Airtran have AT regs, and to go back even further some of the 75S fleet still has TW regs. AA a/c...Jump to post
BenflysDTW wrote:Where is the 747 going after Fort Lauderdale? I need to know ASAP so I can catch the last official 747 takeoff from DTW. What's happening after tomorrow?
The Bills charter flight number is DL8865, you can set an alert on FR24 or flightaware to stay updated. Ship 6314 is scheduled to depart DTW at 9 am and arrive in BUF at 10. It is then scheduled to depart for FLL at 1 and arrive at 4 pm. From experience, the charters never arrive on time, so I would...Jump to post
12/17 ICN-DTW is the final scheduled flight. Delta just had a Skymiles auction through SkyMiles Experiences to bid for seats on the farewell tour flights. Auctions were: Hangar Party in Detroit Farewell Flight (DTW-SEA) and Hangar Party in Seattle Farewell Flight (SEA-ATL) and Hangar Party in Atlan...Jump to post
They will normally leave BUF the day before so Saturday 12/30 about 100 or 200pm local, look for the aircraft to ferry into BUF about 1000 or 1100am that morning. About 2.5 hours flight time to FLL. What DL will do with the aircraft after arrival at FLL I do not know but guessing they will leave it...Jump to post
The back can, from my experience be very noisy during takeoff, but so is the 777. During cruise I haven't found the 744 to be noticeably louder then the 777. I've never flown on a 748, so I couldn't tell you about that, and I'm sure the 350, and 787 are quieter.Jump to post
lightsaber wrote:33 years since the last build is impressive.
With how difficult JT8D parts have become to find, I have wonder how much research a new operator did prior to EIS.
A couple more to add to that list: http://www.airliners.net/forum/viewtopic.php?f=3&t=1370797&p=19939681 Week 15: Falcons (ATL-TPA-ATL) Week 16: Chargers (LAX-EWR-LAX), Seahawks (SEA-DFW-SEA), Buccaneers (TPA-CLT-TPA) Week 17: Bills (BUF-FLL-BUF) Well I'll definitely be spotting at BUF on D...Jump to post
The very last time I flew on the mighty NW 747-400 was back in 2009, from Hong Kong to Tokyo-Narita, en-route back to Fort Lauderdale, and thought of adding few pics as a great memory of one of the greatest airlines, and I'm sure you will like them,as well as fellow a.netters. Thanks so much for sh...Jump to post
Not to burst your bubble, but everything I can find online about 881AS, is that it's a 200. It appears to have 2B1 engines, which is more or less what makes a CRJ a 200 vs a 100 (with 2A1 engines). CR1s and 2s have CF-34-3 engines. Flightradar24 had it as a CR1, so when I boarded, that's what I saw...Jump to post
Good report. I too will miss the 744s. Thanks! I'm sure everyone on A.net will miss them! Cool experience being invited to the cockpit. It was my first time entering the flight deck on any commercial type! Great report. I grew up near ITH. It's a great small town airport. Great little airport, and ...Jump to post
Thanks for the report! I'm pleasantly surprised to see that seat-back IFE is similar to that of the newest DL birds (739s/A321s)...at least at this vantage. I would've assumed they'd have the older version that the 763-nonER fleet still has and that has relatively recently been replaced on the 75X ...Jump to post
Thank you all for reading my TR and the the kind comments! Knowing that many of you enjoy reading them makes me want to do more. I hope you get an opportunity to try some other 747's soon! I hope so too, but unfortunately not many Skyteam airlines still operate the 747. I have also found catering on...Jump to post
I just got back from an amazing two weeks in China, and the icing on the cake was that I got my first 747 flight. I'll start from the beginning! ITH-DTW July 5 DL 7359, Operated by OO CRJ-200 N935SW MSN 7725, Delivered 3 Jan. 2003 2830193 Flying out of ITH is very easy because of its small size. It ...Jump to post
And yes, I certainly welcome fixed term contracts in the U.S. Gives both the employer and employee flexibility knowing any commitment is for a fixed period along with clearly defined performance criteria. "More flexibility" is usually just code for "it's easier to fire workers and gi...Jump to post
I know it's not strictly on topic, but I figured it would be better to post in here than create a stand alone thread, but does anyone know what's going on with 6309? I saw it flew DTW-PVG June 26, the return leg was cancelled, and from what I can tell it's still at PVG. I'd guess some sort of mainte...Jump to post
777Mech wrote:flymco753 wrote:6302 just returned to DTW, I'm watching it taxi by as I type. Any ideas what the issue was?
I believe it was a compressor stall in the #4 engine on climbout.
Here's mine: Flown: AC 33 YVR-SYD and AC 34 SYD-YVR 7760 miles flown on 77Ls. My start/end destination was YYZ, so each way I got to add a nice 5 hour transcon to that as well. Booked: DL 583 DTW-PVG and DL 582 PVG-DTW 7120 miles to be flown on 744s. I'm so excited fo this as it will be my first 747...Jump to post
Surprised the A350 isn't being used on LAX-SYD. I thought I had heard DL wanted to put the 350 on the SYD route as a way to increase competitiveness with QF/AA/UA but I suppose the 77L is equally suited for the LAX-SYD run. The 777s will be getting cabin upgrades to more or less match the hard prod...Jump to post
What is the exact date the DL744's will be retired? do we know? edit: I see the ICNDTW flt begins to alternate between the 744 and A359 beginning Nov 20th, with the last DL744 operating Dec 17th before it goes completely A359, is this the last route for the DL744? The three routes that see regular ...Jump to post
N174UA is expected to depart to PVG from SFO today.
N174UA was just retired today, it just flew SFO-VCV as UA2582. UA's fleet is now down to 15 744s.Jump to post
Why is there an oddball serial number in the UA fleet: N105UA 26473/985 Boeing 747-451? All the others are 747-422. Airfleets said that UA have operated the plane from new - was initially intended for someone else? -_51 was the NW customer code, this frame was built for NW, but NTU, and subsequentl...Jump to post
It seems more like a 747 tribute than a retrojet, actually. This. I agree that this is definitely more to honor the 747 than to honor any particular airline, and DL will be the last American operator of the 747, so IMHO, this works fine. As to the costs, maybe DL wouldn't bear the full burden of re...Jump to post