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by Iluvtofly
Sun Jul 28, 2019 4:30 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Historical Question: L1011 PHL-BWI, circa late 1978
Replies: 20
Views: 2701

Re: Historical Question: L1011 PHL-BWI, circa late 1978

I flew on an Eastern Tristar from Toronto to Buffalo at one point ..... about 15 minutes flight time !

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by Iluvtofly
Thu Jun 13, 2019 5:34 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Craziest Airline Routes from the Past?
Replies: 142
Views: 13100

Re: Craziest Airline Routes from the Past?

In 1985 I flew on an Eastern L1011 on a 16 minute flight from Buffalo to Toronto

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by Iluvtofly
Tue Jun 04, 2019 5:43 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: British Airways touches down in Pakistan after 10 years
Replies: 97
Views: 13171

Re: British Airways touches down in Pakistan after 10 years

British Airways touches down in Pakistan after 10 years This has to be the longest flight, no? https://i.postimg.cc/5Qc8vgky/LHR.jpg A small sampling of destinations served non-stop from LHR that are more than 3283 nautical miles, the distance of LHR-ISB. I guess you just didnt get the humour in hi...

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by Iluvtofly
Mon Jun 03, 2019 7:04 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: KLM 611/612 AMS-ORD
Replies: 21
Views: 4982

Re: KLM 611/612 AMS-ORD

They're very effective at short term scheduling in accordance with demand. Both the longhaul and shorthaul fleets see this. AMS-LHR being a perfect example, everything from E75s to 739s turn up each day. KL1002 has been a varied mix of 737/738/739 recently & KL1028 has been a mix of E75/E90/737...

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by Iluvtofly
Thu May 16, 2019 10:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JetBlue switches from Coke to Pepsi
Replies: 193
Views: 19466

Re: JetBlue switches from Coke to Pepsi

Good grief ..... only citizens of the USA would find this to be an issue worth discussing !!!! But then only a US airline would serve a hamburger in the 1st cabin LOL

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by Iluvtofly
Thu May 16, 2019 7:56 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: British Airways under fire for offering a new “afternoon tea” that doesn’t come with any tea
Replies: 146
Views: 23057

Re: British Airways under fire for offering a new “afternoon tea” that doesn’t come with any tea

No matter how you slice it ..... 2.50 for a tea bag and some hot water is ridiculous...... its not liked its being served fancy !

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by Iluvtofly
Fri May 10, 2019 3:40 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Eva Airlines cabin crew negotiation broken, strike to start today
Replies: 25
Views: 1506

Re: Eva Air (BR) Flight Attendants to Hold Strike Vote

Overnight in Tokyo after a 3.5 hour one way flight ....... sorry thats ridiculous? And why do they have to show up 2.5 hours before departure?

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by Iluvtofly
Tue May 07, 2019 5:45 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Aeroflot 1492 SSJ100 fire at Moscow (SVO) - 40+ confirmed dead
Replies: 818
Views: 142256

Re: Updated: Aeroflot 1492 SSJ100 fire at Moscow (SVO) - 40+ confirmed dead

If you folks would read this interview, an actual survivor states that the luggage issue did not happen. He was clearly wrong as you could hear at least a couple of bins being opened in his video. Anyone that has traveled knows the sounds in an airplane. You know the sounds of seat belts being unbu...

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by Iluvtofly
Sun May 05, 2019 2:32 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta A220 route additions
Replies: 344
Views: 21983

Re: Delta A220 route additions

jetskipper wrote:
Wonder what the fares on the DTW-DTW route will be.


OMG That was a brilliant catch .... LMAO :rotfl: :rotfl:

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by Iluvtofly
Fri May 03, 2019 8:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Argentina prepares to say good bye to its last operational F-28
Replies: 32
Views: 5767

Re: Argentina prepares to say good bye to its last operational F-28

So glad I got to fly on a few of them !

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by Iluvtofly
Tue Apr 23, 2019 8:13 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WestJet London Announcement April 23
Replies: 27
Views: 11109

Re: WestJet London Announcement tomorrow

EY needs that slot $$$$ so they can invest in another failing airline !!!!!

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by Iluvtofly
Tue Apr 23, 2019 5:35 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Varadero Cuba (you’d think you’re in Canada!)
Replies: 61
Views: 14596

Re: Varadero Cuba (you’d think you’re in Canada!)

I have being to every single nation of the caribbean! Varadero is the fakest part of Cuba! I would urge canadians to avoid it! There are many islands out there, more beautiful and budget friendly! SLU DOM TAB PLS ANU BON AUA CUR and so on! Not sure why someone would cite Varadero as a reason to pra...

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by Iluvtofly
Mon Apr 22, 2019 6:53 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Varadero Cuba (you’d think you’re in Canada!)
Replies: 61
Views: 14596

Re: Varadero Cuba (you’d think you’re in Canada!)

Its amazing reading the misconceptions of Canada and its winters vs the USA ..... laughable. There are many many states in the US that have as harsh it not even harsher climates than we do. Believe me Vancouver had only about 10 days this winter when the temp dropped below 0C or 32F. Places like Min...

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by Iluvtofly
Mon Apr 22, 2019 6:39 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Varadero Cuba (you’d think you’re in Canada!)
Replies: 61
Views: 14596

Re: Varadero Cuba (you’d think you’re in Canada!)

Looking at Varadero Today. these are the departures. I'm curious why flights to the same destinations often seem clustered around the same time. For example Sunwing has 2 flights leaving within 5 minutes of each other to Halifax and two at the same time to Toronto. Why not spread them apart instead...

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by Iluvtofly
Wed Apr 17, 2019 7:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Jet Airways: Shutdown
Replies: 1787
Views: 185409

Re: Jet Airways: Shutdown

To bring things back on topic, what happens to Jet's 77Ws? With an average age of 11 years they aren't spring chickens but curious as to where they might end up. Apologies if that was already brought up in the previous thread. A fair question. So far used 77Ws haven't had much trouble finding a hom...

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by Iluvtofly
Thu Apr 11, 2019 11:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Past and present tail registration sequences for major global carriers
Replies: 13
Views: 1059

Re: Past and present tail registration sequences for major global carriers

Goodness there have 1000's of them over the years .....

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by Iluvtofly
Tue Apr 09, 2019 8:28 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Virgin Atlantic New Upper Class Seat Revealed Today
Replies: 54
Views: 11099

Re: Virgin Atlantic New Upper Class Seat Revealed Today

https://simpleflying.com/virgin-atlantic-new-business-class-suite/ More photos and details here! It's a Rockwell Collins Super Diamond, same as BA's ClubSuite, Air Canada, Virgin Australia etc Sorry but this colour scheme is anything but soothing..... garish. An overnight flight on this would be no...

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by Iluvtofly
Fri Apr 05, 2019 9:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: First A321LR delivered to TAP
Replies: 81
Views: 21506

Re: First A321LR delivered to TAP

What do you mean by 4 thrones ?

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by Iluvtofly
Thu Apr 04, 2019 12:05 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Effects of travelling on Royal Brunei
Replies: 72
Views: 7465

Re: Effects of travelling on Royal Brunei

This law is derived from Sodomy being illegal in the Quran and Hadith and is nothing new to any other socially conservative nations that use the original texts from the Bible or the Torah as the grounds for state laws for that matter. Apparently10 Islamic countries still share the death penalty as ...

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by Iluvtofly
Thu Apr 04, 2019 11:52 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Effects of travelling on Royal Brunei
Replies: 72
Views: 7465

Re: Royal Brunei

It's also why I now chose to not fly EK. While EY and QR are also owned by bigot governments, Dubai has been responsible flr some fairly terrible arrests and detainments of foreigners, which us a threat to my own safety. Perhaps Abu D and Qatar are too, in which case I'll add them to the list. But ...

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by Iluvtofly
Thu Apr 04, 2019 2:28 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Effects of travelling on Royal Brunei
Replies: 72
Views: 7465

Re: Royal Brunei

Who in their right mind would want a friend or relative to even chance a *connection* via Bandar on Royal Brunei after reading the new Shariah laws imposed a couple of days ago.

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by Iluvtofly
Thu Apr 04, 2019 1:53 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Effects of travelling on Royal Brunei
Replies: 72
Views: 7465

Effects of travelling on Royal Brunei

I strongly encourage anyone with a sense or morals to boycott flying Royal Brunei considering the new laws passed yesterday. I am sure that the moderators will *ban* my post. But good God its 2019 and Brunei has just allowed stoning to death as a penalty for being gay ?

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by Iluvtofly
Sun Mar 31, 2019 10:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: S7 co owner killed in German plane crash
Replies: 31
Views: 9235

Re: S7 co owner killed in German plane crash

ei146 wrote:
EDFE ist the most important GA-airport for the Frankfurt area and the busiest in Germany.
2 of the 5 people mentioned above died in a car accident involving a police car on the way to the crash site.


So you are saying that only 3 died in the actual plane crash ?
RIP to them

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by Iluvtofly
Sun Mar 31, 2019 2:02 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WOW Ceases Operations
Replies: 968
Views: 156652

Re: WOW Financial Discussion Thread

Are you talking about domestic USA ....flying so called FC in the USA is nothing more than a pathetic joke compared to the rest of the airlines offering FC. A hamburger on a New York Miami flight is hardly what the rest of the world calls 1st class. Wait, what? Have you flown FC elsewhere? Europe: ...

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by Iluvtofly
Fri Mar 29, 2019 7:59 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Michel Bacos, Air France Entebbe Captain, dies.
Replies: 8
Views: 3069

Re: Michel Bacos, Air France Entebbe Captain, dies.

RIP .... a hero along with the others that took part in the rescue..... one of whom I know personally.

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by Iluvtofly
Fri Mar 29, 2019 6:33 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: CANADA JETLINES getting ready to fly
Replies: 126
Views: 26387

Re: CANADA JETLINES getting ready to fly

I appreciate it has taken a while to get funding and momentum where they need to be but things do look to be shaping up. Suarez is the real deal having held 7 meaningful roles in building four carriers. That's 7 more roles than the majority of people taking childish jabs in this thread. 20 bucks sa...

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by Iluvtofly
Fri Mar 29, 2019 4:22 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WOW Ceases Operations
Replies: 968
Views: 156652

Re: WOW Financial Discussion Thread

And it took Icelandair all of 10 seconds to increase their fares by 100% If those fares were not sustainable for WOW, what makes you believe they would be sustainable for FI? This kind of thinking that air travel should be borderline free and that airlines are evil and shouldn't make any money make...

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by Iluvtofly
Fri Mar 29, 2019 3:26 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why Are Bus Boardings so Common in Europe and so Rare in the USA?
Replies: 188
Views: 21431

Re: Why Are Bus Boardings so Common in Europe and so Rare in the USA?

This will get me flamed but so be it.....I have been fortunate enough to travel around the world to many countries....aEurope especially for all of it pretensions of being socially progressive is so far behind the US when it comes to disabled and handicapped people it’s shamful. Throughout Europe e...

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by Iluvtofly
Fri Mar 29, 2019 3:20 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why Are Bus Boardings so Common in Europe and so Rare in the USA?
Replies: 188
Views: 21431

Re: Why Are Bus Boardings so Common in Europe and so Rare in the USA?

trex8 wrote:
Average body mass index American > European, more trouble walking , especially stairs. Just kidding.

OMG that is hilarious !!!!! And actually quite true

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by Iluvtofly
Wed Mar 27, 2019 12:36 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Belt loader catches fires near LATAM A320 @ CNF
Replies: 6
Views: 1028

Re: Belt loader catches fires near LATAM A320 @ CNF

No chutes .... they just casually deplane via the stairs ? With a fuel truck sitting beside the aircraft ........... ridiculous. Thank God it didn't result in lost lives.

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by Iluvtofly
Wed Mar 27, 2019 12:01 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Icelandair will not return to CLE, blames MAX8
Replies: 108
Views: 15812

Re: Icelandair will not return to CLE, blames MAX8

While the MAX can be blamed for short term disruption of service to CLE, the plane will be back in service by June and this route wasn't to restart until may 17th. Ending service completely to CLE indicates that FI are just using this as an excuse for an underperforming market. Poor Cleveland. Firs...

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by Iluvtofly
Tue Mar 26, 2019 9:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why Did Finnair Not Order The 787?
Replies: 102
Views: 12936

Re: Why Did Finnair Not Order The 787?

Hard to believe isn't it? Remember: according to a.net, every single airline in the world needs the 787, regardless of their current fleet & network or their future fleet needs & network. The 787 is, according to those same peeps, the jack of all trades and any airline choosing not to order...

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by Iluvtofly
Fri Mar 22, 2019 6:50 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: No more LAX loop on departures
Replies: 24
Views: 6603

Re: No more LAX loop on departures

russyyz wrote:
I love the names ATC areas use for various SIDS and STARS. I would have thought, though, that the ORCKA departure would have been the one to go over Seal Beach. :)

Awesome ....... love your sense of humour !!!

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by Iluvtofly
Sat Mar 09, 2019 1:32 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: American: Only dogs, cats can be support animals
Replies: 29
Views: 3818

Re: American: Only dogs, cats can be support animals

If you really need that much emotional support to fly on an airplane ..... buy a friend a ticket and get them to fly with you ! Seriously

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by Iluvtofly
Fri Mar 01, 2019 5:27 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Last Person Out Of The Commuter Terminal At SAN - Ever!!
Replies: 4
Views: 7040

Re: Last Person Out Of The Commuter Terminal At SAN - Ever!!

All I can say is *awesome* ......... the stars aligned because it was probably only you that even fully understood the events that evening ! Magical....

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by Iluvtofly
Sun Feb 10, 2019 8:16 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Croatia Airlines revised livery
Replies: 40
Views: 6432

Re: Croatia Airlines revised livery

It was bad enough to begin with !

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by Iluvtofly
Sat Feb 09, 2019 6:46 am
Forum: Site Related
Topic: Mystery Posts ?
Replies: 6
Views: 1365

Re: Mystery Posts ?

Not sure I understand why a post *AA100 JFK-LHR loads* doesnt fall into Civil Aviation .... but you are the Gods and will make the decisions I guess.

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by Iluvtofly
Sat Feb 09, 2019 6:18 am
Forum: Site Related
Topic: Mystery Posts ?
Replies: 6
Views: 1365

Mystery Posts ?

Why are so many of the *supposed* posts clicking through to this message all of a sudden? Is there a new moderator who thinks he is GOD ?

*The requested topic does not exist. *

AA100 JFK-LHR loads
Will David Neeleman create another mediocre airline with Moxy?

and others .... go nowhere?

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by Iluvtofly
Sat Jun 23, 2018 6:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Potential new US routes from YYZ and YVR?
Replies: 21
Views: 3366

Re: Potential new US routes from YYZ and YVR?

I'm surprised that the connections to the south and southeast USA is so poor from YVR. Trying to get to Atlanta or Florida or the Caribbean is a whole day affair and one or frequently two stops. That seems the biggest void for YVR in my view. As I as writing this Delta 1805 is on final after its no...

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by Iluvtofly
Wed May 30, 2018 5:10 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: CSeries Order Air Baltic
Replies: 1
Views: 515

CSeries Order Air Baltic

Wow .... its been 24 hours since Air Baltic announced a firm order for an additional 30 C300's and another 30 options .... and it hasn't even been mentioned here ! With so many C-Series fans I thought this would have been huge news ?

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by Iluvtofly
Mon Apr 23, 2018 6:57 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qatar Airways/Air Italy decline paint job of first A330 into new livery, first 737MAX8 painting revealed
Replies: 76
Views: 20902

Re: Qatar Airways/Air Italy decline paint job of first A330 into new livery, first 737MAX8 painting revealed

FlyHappy wrote:
Apparently, I'm the only guy who thinks this livery looks atrocious. Ick.


No .... not the only one ..... it absolutely looks like crap to me....... how does this relate to Italy ? Or anything aviation for that matter !!!!

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by Iluvtofly
Fri Apr 13, 2018 7:25 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: US—Africa Nonstop Connection Thread
Replies: 32
Views: 3847

Re: US—Africa Nonstop Connection Thread

Arik Air no longer flies to the USA ..... stopped in 2017

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by Iluvtofly
Sat Aug 26, 2017 5:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: IAH the next major hub for East Asian carriers?
Replies: 18
Views: 3370

Re: IAH the next major hub for East Asian carriers?

Is this post directed to US cities only or North American ? I'm surprised to see no mention of YVR here. 15 carriers and counting here !!!

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by Iluvtofly
Sat Aug 26, 2017 4:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: IAH the next major hub for East Asian carriers?
Replies: 18
Views: 3370

Re: IAH the next major hub for East Asian carriers?

Is this post directed to US cities only or North American ? I'm surprised to see no mention of YVR here. 15 carriers and counting here !!!

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by Iluvtofly
Sun May 21, 2017 3:35 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: St. Lucia Former Vigie Airport (SLU-Castries)
Replies: 24
Views: 3050

Re: St. Lucia Former Vigie Airport (SLU-Castries)

Awesome that makes more sense ! Just loved the VC10 .... that was one classic airplane ! Thanks man

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by Iluvtofly
Sun May 21, 2017 3:20 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: St. Lucia Former Vigie Airport (SLU-Castries)
Replies: 24
Views: 3050

Re: St. Lucia Former Vigie Airport (SLU-Castries)

BOAC BAC 1-11 London to St. Lucia? Sorry this makes no sense whatsoever.

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by Iluvtofly
Fri May 12, 2017 8:14 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: YVR-YXY: 732 or CR7?
Replies: 15
Views: 1287

Re: YVR-YXY: 732 or CR7?

Hi There, I work for Air North ...... it is very very rare for it to be a B7372 on this route usually a B7375 and often the B7374. The past 4 days have been the 400 series. All depends on loads. Free meals/snacks and drinks .... 100 lbs free bag allowance ( 2 bags but one of the two cannot exceed 70...

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by Iluvtofly
Sun Apr 30, 2017 4:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: IB Express
Replies: 4
Views: 1752

Re: IB Express

They do have Business Class ..... is says right in that wiki article. Seat Guru shows the first few rows with blocked middle seats, the same as BA.

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by Iluvtofly
Sun Apr 30, 2017 6:29 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airlines that have been all-747
Replies: 59
Views: 7928

Re: Airlines that have been all-747

Highland Express flew it twice G-HIHO ! Pretty decent service in the Business class cabin in its day ...... EWR-PIK-STN 1987. Stanstead was hardly an airport .... we got off a 747 and picked up our bags in a hangar and walked them to Customs. Wish I had photos.

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