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by DFW17L
Mon Aug 03, 2020 7:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Northwest Orient and Northwest Airlines
Replies: 57
Views: 10597

Re: Northwest Orient and Northwest Airlines

NWA sported the smoky-eye look long before it became a fashion statement early in the twenty first century.

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by DFW17L
Mon Aug 03, 2020 4:58 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Your favorite airline liveries
Replies: 42
Views: 1637

Re: Your favorite airline liveries

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by DFW17L
Mon Aug 03, 2020 4:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why did Boeing say that the 727 replacement was the 757?
Replies: 92
Views: 13130

Re: Why did Boeing say that the 727 replacement was the 757?

The 757 has a very aggressive yet graceful appearance. Something no one would use to describe the baby Boeing.

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by DFW17L
Sat Aug 01, 2020 12:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Northwest Orient and Northwest Airlines
Replies: 57
Views: 10597

Re: Northwest Orient and Northwest Airlines

B727skyguy wrote:
Northwest Orient had a great jingle with the "The World Is Going Our Way" ad campaign. It was my favorite.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t_4_3ft8W_w


I prefer the radio jingle; eating my breakfast before heading to school.

https://youtu.be/dxcMUWbqu44

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by DFW17L
Fri Jul 31, 2020 4:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: TWA Constellations to Europe
Replies: 24
Views: 6121

Re: TWA Constellations to Europe

I can’t decide which plane looks better - Super Connie? Or Concorde?

Both are beautiful.

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by DFW17L
Sun Jul 26, 2020 2:06 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Airplane! On Netflix starting today
Replies: 46
Views: 4061

Re: Airplane! On Netflix starting today

Watch, Zero Hour! (1957).

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by DFW17L
Tue Jul 14, 2020 11:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A220 - loud noise when lowering gear?
Replies: 19
Views: 4875

Re: A220 - loud noise when lowering gear?

I’m just past the 17L outer marker. I only hear the gtf whale song. Sometimes it’s really creepy.

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by DFW17L
Wed Jul 08, 2020 1:58 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Airlines taking advantage of Covid in the long term
Replies: 30
Views: 2830

Re: Winners of Covid

I'd say any support company servicing ANC is doing a huge business. If I were an enterprising citizen of Anchorage, I'd be coming up with a service to support the ground services and flight crews at ANC.

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by DFW17L
Thu Jul 02, 2020 3:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Airlines Network Thread - 2020
Replies: 1468
Views: 210742

Re: American adds more Asia to SEA, and other long-haul changes

They have struggled sustaining long haul to Asia to even large markets like HKG and KIX. To be fair, almost nobody stateside has been able to make KIX work longterm, except UA via the uniquely concentrated power of the SFO hub JL can likely make SEA-KIX nonstop service work due to SEA's geographica...

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by DFW17L
Thu Jul 02, 2020 2:06 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA reconsidering seatback video screens
Replies: 107
Views: 16370

Re: AA reconsidering seatback video screens

No thanks. If I want a bunch of flashing screens, I’ll go to Vegas. Meanwhile, BYOD.

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by DFW17L
Wed Jul 01, 2020 3:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Airlines Network Thread - 2020
Replies: 1468
Views: 210742

Re: American adds more Asia to SEA, and other long-haul changes

Detroit313 wrote:
Nice to see more growth for AA in Seattle!


I agree. Isn’t AA, though, gate-constrained at SEA? Or do they pick up more S-gates for their international flights?

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by DFW17L
Tue Jun 30, 2020 11:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA early 747 question
Replies: 78
Views: 10176

Re: AA early 747 question

The coach lounge became more popular than the upper deck first class lounge because of the piano. From what the senior ladies I’ve flown with have told me, you never knew who would end up playing the piano. You might have gotten an impromptu concert from Stevie Wonder! The flights were never as ful...

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by DFW17L
Mon Jun 29, 2020 2:11 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Did you guys ever have to deal with an unruly passenger?
Replies: 18
Views: 1489

Re: Did you guys ever have to deal with an unruly passenger?

We humans come in all shapes and sizes. I feel true compassion for Flight Attendants, Police Officers, Hotel Front Desk Clerks, Grocery Store Checkout Clerks, Gate Agents, etc.

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by DFW17L
Fri Jun 26, 2020 6:13 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Airports where you’re most likely to wait for a gate
Replies: 33
Views: 1864

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

I’d think that’s not as much an issue these days. Anecdotally, have you had this problem at LAX in the past three months?

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by DFW17L
Wed Jun 17, 2020 1:13 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Lack of social distancing aboard flights: criminal negligence?
Replies: 23
Views: 1432

Re: Lack of social distancing aboard flights: criminal negligence?

Oh, the horror.

This is the reaction from some people when I go to the grocery store sans mask.

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by DFW17L
Tue Jun 16, 2020 10:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Dominant language on Brussels Airlines - French or Flemish_
Replies: 36
Views: 5558

Re: Dominant language on Brussels Airlines - French or Flemish_

Fascinating country. I really (seriously) need to vacation there and see (hear) this for myself. Someone once told me they were on an extended assignment in Brussels. He said the chocolate was fantastic. He never mentioned the cultural frictions.

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by DFW17L
Mon Jun 15, 2020 1:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New airline to be formed in China
Replies: 12
Views: 3976

Re: New airline to be formed in China

I can see why Hainan’s a tourist destination, the climate data looks very pleasant and the air quality is excellent.

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by DFW17L
Sat Jun 13, 2020 11:00 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Calling Delta
Replies: 18
Views: 2013

Re: Calling Delta

Layoffs?

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by DFW17L
Wed Jun 10, 2020 2:55 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: AA 788 Business Class
Replies: 7
Views: 1674

Re: AA 788 Business Class

The seats rock when your seat mate moves. The 789 has much better J seats.

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by DFW17L
Tue Jun 09, 2020 10:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: France Announces Huge Aerospace Support Plan
Replies: 60
Views: 7301

Re: France Announces Huge Aerospace Support Plan

Euro job program to keep highly-skilled personnel employed? Not a criticism.

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by DFW17L
Mon Jun 08, 2020 5:23 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: The most distant/inconvenient airports to their city
Replies: 50
Views: 3288

Re: The most distant/inconvenient airports to their city

DFW airport is the middle of the Dallas/Fort Worth metro area. It's connected by multiple major freeways (114, 121, 161, 183, 360, and 635). There are two light rail stations that terminate at the terminals (Dallas Area Rapid Transit at Terminal A, and Fort Worth T at Terminal B), a third light rail...

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by DFW17L
Wed Jun 03, 2020 1:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why no second commercial airport for Atlanta?
Replies: 115
Views: 13086

Re: Why no second commercial airport for Atlanta?

Why? Because of the mosh pits they call terminals are so much fun to navigate between banks. :eek:

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by DFW17L
Sun May 31, 2020 3:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Is American really done with the 757?
Replies: 54
Views: 10142

Re: Is American really done with the 757?

Loved the 757 out of SNA. But it’s been a long time. Yes, there was a time when SNA was 757 heaven. I remember. That was probably because the runways layout would allow small aircraft not to be disturbed by 757 wake turbulence. I flew on one from JFK to SNA R/T back in 2003, when American was flyin...

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by DFW17L
Sat May 30, 2020 11:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Is American really done with the 757?
Replies: 54
Views: 10142

Re: Is American really done with the 757?

Loved the 757 out of SNA. But it’s been a long time.

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by DFW17L
Sun May 24, 2020 6:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Chicago River Flooding Causes Willis Tower (United Airlines HQ) to lose power.
Replies: 45
Views: 8008

Re: Chicago River Flooding Causes Willis Tower (United Airlines HQ) to lose power.

Well? Noplace is perfect.... Oh, I don't know, maybe... https://dmn-dallas-news-prod.cdn.arcpublishing.com/resizer/YSm1qGJadszZD-6jLgjfmpwLwAk=/1660x934/smart/filters:no_upscale()/arc-anglerfish-arc2-prod-dmn.s3.amazonaws.com/public/DHOUGFQSIHAN34QUB6CQZXBNAI.jpg

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by DFW17L
Sun May 24, 2020 5:18 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Advantages of a pullback vs a pushback?
Replies: 17
Views: 2408

Re: Advantages of a pullback vs a pushback?

I remember when AA used TRs for “pullback” on the MD80s at DFW. The sequence would start with a momentary forward motion, then you’d hear the TRs engage before starting your pullback. Except for the slight forward motion, it was pretty cool.

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by DFW17L
Sat May 23, 2020 1:22 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Time for the airlines to restart advertising
Replies: 114
Views: 10446

Re: Time for the airlines to restart advertising

If they do resume advertising, please avoid depressing music, and please, please, please, don’t start the narration with, “During these trying times..”.

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by DFW17L
Tue May 19, 2020 2:27 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 40 years ago-Mt. St. Helens volcanic exposion-affect on aviation
Replies: 11
Views: 2085

Re: 40 years ago-Mt. St. Helens volcanic exposion-affect on aviation

The devastation is stunning - even when I went to see the area in 1994.

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by DFW17L
Fri May 15, 2020 7:55 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Lockheed, uniquely talented company
Replies: 40
Views: 3073

Re: Lockheed, uniquely talented company

Apropos of nothing in particular I was thinking about the extraordinary aircraft this company has produced Machines that were and are an epic step forward in aviation and no other aerospace firm has come close to Off the top of my head and not a comprehensive list : P38 Constellation Electra U2 SR7...

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by DFW17L
Mon May 11, 2020 2:26 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: How long will middle seats be deemed “off limits” for most flights?
Replies: 39
Views: 3044

Re: How long will middle seats be deemed “off limits” for most flights?

"Felt uncomfortable...". If you truly felt it was unsafe, you'd head for the exit.

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by DFW17L
Sat May 09, 2020 6:58 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Would you spend an additional hour in a car to avoid COVID-19 hassle?
Replies: 25
Views: 1611

Re: Would you spend an additional hour in a car to avoid COVID-19 hassle?

Depends who’s driving. Probably not with Rex Kramer.

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by DFW17L
Fri May 01, 2020 3:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Dallas/Fort Worth Aviation Thread (DFW/DAL) - 2020
Replies: 111
Views: 16558

Re: Dallas/Fort Worth Aviation Thread (DFW/DAL) - 2020

Another Azerbaijan 787-8 repatriation flight inbound from Atyrau today https://www.flightradar24.com/data/aircraft/vp-bbs#246e615b Did you say another? Yesterday, I saw a 787 (not AA) on final in to 17L. At the outer marker, they turned due west and cut across the 17s and 18s. Maybe they wanted to ...

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by DFW17L
Fri May 01, 2020 1:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: QR 787/a350 ground incident
Replies: 53
Views: 10813

Re: QR 787/a350 ground incident

Looks to me the 787 thought it was a Land Shark.

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by DFW17L
Thu Apr 30, 2020 11:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL A220 "Whisperjet"?
Replies: 136
Views: 18921

Re: DL A220 "Whisperjet"?

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On the ground, Sometimes the whale song sounds pretty cool, but at night, it can make the hair on the back of your neck standup, because it sounds like a tortured soul haunting the earth. It can be down right creepy.

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by DFW17L
Thu Apr 30, 2020 4:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DFW Operating Only East Side?
Replies: 22
Views: 3344

Re: DFW Operating Only East Side?

About 20 minutes ago, a 787 (not AA) was on final 17L, then at the outer marker, they turned west and cut across the 17s and 18s. Very strange.

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by DFW17L
Thu Apr 30, 2020 2:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DFW Operating Only East Side?
Replies: 22
Views: 3344

Re: DFW Operating Only East Side?

727LOVER wrote:
...So Founders Plaza is currently no good? Is it even open?


Yep, 7 - 7. But without QF 7 since 3/25, and AA cutting frequency from ~1,000 flights to ~300 flights per day, it's not much fun. :(

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by DFW17L
Thu Apr 30, 2020 1:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DFW Operating Only East Side?
Replies: 22
Views: 3344

Re: DFW Operating Only East Side?

I am surprised at what appears to be a heavier than expected use of the 17s/35s. However, when I am working in the yard or look out the window to the west, I still see arrivals/departures on the 18s/36s. I live to the NE of DFW in Coppell.

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by DFW17L
Sun Apr 26, 2020 6:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: OAG Changes 4/26/2020: Saturday Night Massacre
Replies: 109
Views: 19652

Re: OAG Changes 4/26/2020: Saturday Night Massacre

It appears CLT is now AA's largest hub with way more flights than DFW. I wonder why that is and how long it will continue? https://www.airliners.net/forum/viewtopic.php?f=4&t=1445147 Could it be a strategy by AA that focuses on where passenger strength (anemic as it is) in the US is expected to...

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by DFW17L
Sun Apr 26, 2020 5:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: old planes still flying
Replies: 31
Views: 5911

Re: old planes still flying

Two planes I would like to take a ride on: Ford Trimotor and Lockheed Constellation.

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by DFW17L
Sun Apr 26, 2020 5:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Aerion moves forward with supersonic AS2 for 2024, unveils new final design
Replies: 113
Views: 16981

Re: Aerion moves forward with supersonic AS2 for 2024, unveils new final design

Someone83 wrote:
If it reminds me of anything it must be the B-58


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by DFW17L
Wed Apr 22, 2020 5:41 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Your Hotel Experience: The Ritz-Carlton
Replies: 27
Views: 2211

Re: Your Hotel Experience: The Ritz-Carlton

Phoenix and Atlanta (Buckhead)...both were about what you would expect. I find the service at Four Season hotels to be consistently better.

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by DFW17L
Fri Apr 17, 2020 2:46 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Which aircraft types have best advantage for social distancing?
Replies: 27
Views: 2154

Re: Which aircraft types have best advantage for social distancing?

Which aircraft types have best advantage for social distancing? Anything, given the light loads. Even a Cessna 172 would do the trick.

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by DFW17L
Thu Apr 16, 2020 8:09 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Alcoholic beverage consumption in-flight
Replies: 13
Views: 2731

Re: Alcoholic beverage consumption in-flight

Americans are Puritans and generally don't drink much. Depends on whose paying, if I have company and what the jet lag looks like. If I'm off on holidays for a few weeks hiking or surfing it's nice to get into the groove or if I'm with colleagues and we've closed a deal. Otherwise no. Ah yes, deal ...

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by DFW17L
Thu Apr 16, 2020 7:58 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Boeing: Is it too big to fail? What government aid does it need? Will the 737 Max bring it down?
Replies: 24
Views: 1871

Re: Boeing: Is it too big to fail? What government aid does it need? Will the 737 Max bring it down?

Boeing is indeed too big to fail and will be rescued for a number of reasons including the massive jobs that would be wiped out if Boeing were to go under... I don't think job losses are a consideration. For example, in the early 70s, employment dropped from 120,000+ to about 39,000 in less than th...

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by DFW17L
Tue Apr 14, 2020 12:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: KLM delays AUS until March 2021
Replies: 114
Views: 21070

Re: KLM starts AUS S20

berari wrote:
So tell me, what does AUS have that it's attracting foreign airlines?

Live music, high tech, and Formula Racing.

Keep Austin Weird.

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