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by Ionosphere
Mon Jul 20, 2020 1:31 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Last ERJ - Embraer Regional Jet Delivered: a end of an era and the history behind it !
Replies: 84
Views: 13900

Re: Last ERJ - Embraer Regional Jet Delivered: a end of an era and the history behind it !

I was a Flight Attendant qualified on the ERJ-135/140/145. I liked the ERJ because the lav was wider than the CR2 and the galley provided more privacy. The longest ERJ flight I was on EWR-MCI.

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by Ionosphere
Thu Jul 09, 2020 4:47 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Eagle News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 824
Views: 168053

Re: American Eagle News and Discussion Thread

usxguy wrote:
I think all the original Freedom Air CRJ 900s had the rear door but were plugged.

You can see them @ the last window of each of these photos. (the HPX livery looked ssoo sharp on these birds)





Was there a galley in the back originally?

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by Ionosphere
Mon Jul 06, 2020 2:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Did people really fly all the way on flights like this?
Replies: 119
Views: 29256

Re: Did people really fly all the way on flights like this?

I’d imagine it was a mix. Many pax would fly the entire way, five stops isn’t that much if you look at journeys even today, I’ve done CBR-SYD-LAX-ORD-JLN , that’s not unusual for Australians today, to Europe, US or Africa, just depends where you are in the world. Admitting Europe to Asia wasn’t as ...

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by Ionosphere
Sun Jun 28, 2020 10:29 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Why are AA and UA weak in Africa?
Replies: 19
Views: 1445

Re: Why are AA and UA weak in Africa?

DL has also dropped Monrovia and Abuja

Nairobi didn't happened because the U.S. government didn't allow it

Luanda, Sal, and Malabo were also announced but never started. The plan was to fly 757s to Sal and then continue on to Luanda or Malabo on certain days of the week.

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by Ionosphere
Fri Jun 19, 2020 6:35 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: TWA Transatlantic Drawdown Time Line
Replies: 106
Views: 11010

Re: TWA Transatlantic Drawdown Time Line

TWA Trans Atlantic Arrivals into JFK: March 1, 1980 Athens TW881 747 XMonTue Frankfurt TW741 707 Daily Lisbon TW901 707 ExSatSun London-Heathrow TW703 747 Daily London-Heathrow TW701 747 Daily Madrid TW903 747 Daily Milan TW843 747 Daily Paris-de Gaulle TW803 747 Daily Rome TW841 747 Daily July 1, 1...

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by Ionosphere
Fri Jun 19, 2020 6:00 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: TWA Transatlantic Drawdown Time Line
Replies: 106
Views: 11010

Re: TWA Transatlantic Drawdown Time Line

Below is the final timetable the following destinations appear according to Departedflights.com for JFK & STL: JFK Amsterdam - October 31, 1993 Athens - October 27, 1996 Barcelona - June 1, 1998 Cairo - July 2, 2001 Copenhagen - June 1, 1992 Frankfurt - October 27, 1996 Geneva - April 3, 1994 Li...

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by Ionosphere
Thu Jun 18, 2020 4:37 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: TWA Transatlantic Drawdown Time Line
Replies: 106
Views: 11010

Re: TWA Transatlantic Drawdown Time Line

Right. I did the very same route in March 2001 on a 762. I clearly remember how TWA' s Ambassador in-flight magazine was already out of the seat back pockets, showing how TW was already trying to reduce unnecessary expenses. STL-FRA was likely coming back in Summer 2001 if TW had made that long as ...

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by Ionosphere
Wed Jun 17, 2020 6:38 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Reasoning behind PSA/US merger
Replies: 17
Views: 2100

Re: Reasoning behind PSA/US merger

So the 1980s were the time of merger mania in the airline industry, and US was a prolific participant, with Allegheny already having bought Lake Central and Mohawk before renaming itself to USAir in 1979. They bought both Piedmont and PSA, and Piedmont had itself bought Empire in 1986. You can tell...

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by Ionosphere
Wed Jun 17, 2020 5:44 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Reasoning behind PSA/US merger
Replies: 17
Views: 2100

Re: Reasoning behind PSA/US merger

A recent thread that highlighted the AA/QQ merger in the late 1990s got me thinking about the PSA/US merger in the late 1980s, and I can't for the life of me figure out US' reasoning behind it. ... What exactly happened; was it the entrance of WN into the West Coast market, coupled with US high cos...

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by Ionosphere
Mon Jun 15, 2020 12:41 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: TWA Transatlantic Drawdown Time Line
Replies: 106
Views: 11010

Re: TWA Transatlantic Drawdown Time Line

Great synopsis OP What you are missing is the fact that TWA had a full-fledged hub at JFK with many domestic connections to feed the Europe stuff through 800. Many connectors on that flight. Right after that crash, they gutted JFK domestically. They didn’t stand a chance after that. Delta had a wel...

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by Ionosphere
Mon Jun 15, 2020 12:18 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: TWA Transatlantic Drawdown Time Line
Replies: 106
Views: 11010

Re: TWA Transatlantic Drawdown Time Line

My grandparents flew TW840 JFK-FCO & TW843 MXP-JFK in April 1998.

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by Ionosphere
Sat Jun 13, 2020 10:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA and Reno Air vs. AA and Midway Airlines
Replies: 29
Views: 3663

Re: AA and Reno Air vs. AA and Midway Airlines

I flew NAS-MIA-RDU-BOS in February 2007. NAS-MIA was on an Executive ATR-72. MIA-RDU was on a 738. RDU-BOS was on an Eagle ERJ-135

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by Ionosphere
Sun May 17, 2020 1:05 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 777 - 25 years in commercial service
Replies: 147
Views: 14258

Re: 777 - 25 years in commercial service

Does anyone know why the inaugural UA flight was LHR-IAD & not IAD-LHR. It seems weird that it was from an out station to hub.

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by Ionosphere
Wed May 13, 2020 4:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Do Delta ERJ 145's still exist
Replies: 24
Views: 4008

Re: Do Delta ERJ 145's still exist

Wow, yes I forgot about that fiasco with DL wanting to extend the ERJ-145 contract in 2016 out for another 5 years and the subsequent Ch. 11 filing. Farther back there was the whole Mesa/Freedom Air ERJ-145 operation that mostly flew out of CVG & JFK, then at the very end a little bit of DTW as...

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by Ionosphere
Tue May 05, 2020 4:13 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: African Express Airways Embraer E-120 shot down by RPG
Replies: 22
Views: 8198

Re: African Express Airways Embraer E-120 shot down by RPG

https://www.airfleets.net/ficheapp/plane-e120-259.htm


Weird that it flew again after being stored for 11 years
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Ishrion wrote:
This aircraft used to be owned by Comair/Delta Connection until 2013: https://www.airfleets.net/ficheapp/plane-e120-259.htm


Weird that it flew again after being stored for 11 years

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by Ionosphere
Sat May 02, 2020 11:06 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Can MCO ever become a legacy hub?
Replies: 46
Views: 5187

Re: Can MCO ever become a legacy hub?

Didn't DL briefly fly GRU-MCO?

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by Ionosphere
Mon Apr 20, 2020 5:06 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL600
Replies: 3
Views: 1450

Re: DL600

I flew NRT-MSP on the A330 in 2011 as an extra section

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by Ionosphere
Thu Mar 19, 2020 4:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Compass Airlines Shutting Down
Replies: 59
Views: 12635

Re: Compass Airlines Shutting Down

How can I add the picture of the memo?

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by Ionosphere
Thu Mar 19, 2020 4:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Compass Airlines Shutting Down
Replies: 59
Views: 12635

Compass Airlines Shutting Down

Compass released a memo today stating that all their remaining flying will end April 7th. Delta flying will end at the end of March. AA flying will end one April 7th due to AA's cuts of LAX flying. Compass first started flying May 2, 2007 after Northwest bought Independence Air's operating certifica...

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by Ionosphere
Sun Mar 08, 2020 4:17 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: U.S. Air Rebranding to U.S. Airways
Replies: 289
Views: 34880

Re: U.S. Air Rebranding to U.S. Airways

I believe the only 733s that had the monitors was a subfleet of 733-LRs that had auxiliary fuel tanks and slightly upgraded CFM engines. The 734s also had IFE too but I don’t think every 734 was equipped. I know US at one point had a subfleet of 734s that was EOW so maybe all EOW birds had IFE. I’v...

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by Ionosphere
Sun Mar 08, 2020 4:15 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: U.S. Air Rebranding to U.S. Airways
Replies: 289
Views: 34880

Re: U.S. Air Rebranding to U.S. Airways

HP's 747s were way before Parker was even at HP. HP flew 747s in the late 80s and early 90s (1989 to 1991). They were a primary reason they filed for BK in 1991. This has nothing to do with USAir or US Airways. You do know Parker started at AA and then worked for NW before he came to HP, right? My ...

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by Ionosphere
Sun Mar 01, 2020 6:51 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: U.S. Air Rebranding to U.S. Airways
Replies: 289
Views: 34880

Re: U.S. Air Rebranding to U.S. Airways

I was referring specifically to the mainline fleet. Are you saying that there might have been some polished aluminum Dash 8s flying around in 2008? The Express fleet in the 90s USAir livery was never in polished silver. Always was in white. This BEH appears to be the last ever aircraft in service w...

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by Ionosphere
Mon Feb 24, 2020 5:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Confirmed: Trans States Shutting Down & ExpressJet losing the 175s
Replies: 83
Views: 19409

Re: Trans States Shutting Down & ExpressJet losing the 175s

i wouldnt put it past hulas that he will shut down the clown show at AX and get those 175s over to CP to keep them afloat. Honestly I'm surprised it wasn't CP shutting down first. AA & DL both want to get rid of CP. They'll be next to go. GoJet seems like the only one of the three with any futu...

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by Ionosphere
Mon Feb 24, 2020 4:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Confirmed: Trans States Shutting Down & ExpressJet losing the 175s
Replies: 83
Views: 19409

Confirmed: Trans States Shutting Down & ExpressJet losing the 175s

Trans States Airlines released an internal memo today that they will be ending flying by the end of 2020. Trans States Holdings owns Trans States Airlines, Compass, and GoJet. ExpressJet will be taking on 36 ERJ-145s from Trans States. They will be adding personal device entertainment to the ERJ-145...

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by Ionosphere
Sun Feb 23, 2020 2:29 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Past possible orders
Replies: 30
Views: 1965

Re: Past possible orders

TWA A330 for STL-NRT

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by Ionosphere
Tue Jan 21, 2020 6:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Unconfirmed: Pakistan to resume ORD in April 2020
Replies: 32
Views: 4319

Re: Unconfirmed: Pakistan to resume ORD in April 2020

Didn't they fly via BCN the last time they flew to ORD? When did they pull out?

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by Ionosphere
Thu Jan 16, 2020 5:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 80 kg (175 lbs) of coke found on B744F, crew arrested
Replies: 35
Views: 10277

Re: 80 kg (175 lbs) of coke found on B744F, crew arrested

Delta bought several stored Eastern L-1011s after they shut down. During routine mx checks they found coke that had been hidden in the wheel well. Whoever was supposed to remove it didn't get the chance before Eastern shut down.

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by Ionosphere
Sun Jan 05, 2020 3:32 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Santa Maria, CA (SMX) New Service Announcement Jan 10 2020
Replies: 131
Views: 17022

Re: Santa Maria, CA (SMX) New Service Announcement Jan 10 2020

Sounds like something Contour would be interested in

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by Ionosphere
Mon Dec 09, 2019 4:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Senior FA sues DL for wrongful termination
Replies: 172
Views: 23135

Re: Senior FA sues DL for wrongful termination

I hope she's at least gambling or something else fun to spend all that money. I was just talking to my father about aviation and the age of F/As came up, he doesn't fly much and was talking about young women you see in ads, I told him the truth... But 79 y/o, wow ! Couldn't happen in France, as we ...

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by Ionosphere
Wed Oct 30, 2019 5:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA Leadership Recognizes Widening Gap Between Itself, Delta - article
Replies: 232
Views: 38106

Re: AA Leadership Recognizes Widening Gap Between Itself, Delta - article

As much as people want to bad mouth Doug for being a drunk or a bad leader, he turned little America West into the world's largest airline.

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by Ionosphere
Mon Oct 21, 2019 4:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Airlines in London
Replies: 63
Views: 17349

Re: United Airlines in London

Did UA fly LHR-DEL on the 747? I thought it was only operated by the 763

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by Ionosphere
Sun Sep 22, 2019 7:31 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Compare DL in BOS with AA in PHL
Replies: 23
Views: 3320

Re: Compare DL in BOS with AA in PHL

I'm very surprised AA carries more pax at BOS than DL. I would've thought DL was #2 behind B6.

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by Ionosphere
Sat Sep 14, 2019 9:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA CLT growth
Replies: 120
Views: 22350

Re: AA CLT growth

I'm surprised ISP doesnt have CLT service

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by Ionosphere
Wed Sep 11, 2019 5:48 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: U.S. Airline Club Lounges Locations in 1987
Replies: 9
Views: 1371

Re: U.S. Airline Club Lounges Locations in 1987

I can't believe Continental had a club in Nadi, Fiji

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by Ionosphere
Wed Sep 11, 2019 4:35 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: U.S. Airline Club Lounges Locations in 1987
Replies: 9
Views: 1371

U.S. Airline Club Lounges Locations in 1987

From a 1987 Kiplinger's article American Admirals Club: ATL, BOS, ORD, CVG, CLE, DFW (2 Locations), DEN, DTW, HNL, MCI, LAX, JFK, LGA, PHX, STL, SFO, SEA, IAD, DCA, LGW, YYZ Braniff Business Club: DFW Continental Presidents Club: ORD, DEN, HNL, IAH, LAX, EWR, SFO, SEA, IAD (2 Locations), AKL, LGW, N...

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by Ionosphere
Wed Sep 11, 2019 4:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Pan Am and the 747-400
Replies: 104
Views: 17651

Re: Pan Am and the 747-400

Clipper lounge ? See end of video from 1990 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tH7ERHxOJa4 Awesome! Pan Am Clipper Club. Interesting to note how empty the club was; quite different than the packed clubs today. In June 1988 Pan Am had Clipper Clubs in: TXL, EZE, CCS, DTW, FRA, HAM, LHR, LAX, MEX, MIA, ...

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by Ionosphere
Sat Sep 07, 2019 7:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Atlas Air 747’s
Replies: 3
Views: 1195

Re: Atlas Air 747’s

From 2010 to 2018 they flew the "Houston Express" from Houston to Luanda on behalf of Sonair. The Houston Express 747s had 189 seats with 10F, 44J, 99Y+, and 36Y.

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by Ionosphere
Sat Sep 07, 2019 3:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA kicks passenger off airplane after he has allergic reaction to "emotional support" pet
Replies: 109
Views: 13070

Re: AA kicks passenger off airplane after he has allergic reaction to "emotional support" pet

Shame on the other passengers in First Class that wouldn't switch seats. I doubt PHX-AUS is a meal flight.

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by Ionosphere
Thu Sep 05, 2019 1:15 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why did AA go with cloth on the MD80 seats and DL leather?
Replies: 39
Views: 8517

Re: Why did AA go with cloth on the MD80 seats and DL leather?

AA had the final interior on the Super 80 since at least 2000. DL didn't start redoing their cabins til 2006. DL is much more brand conscious than AA.

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by Ionosphere
Fri Aug 30, 2019 10:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United p.s. Question
Replies: 129
Views: 26135

Re: United p.s. Question

I flew on the 28 seat J 752 BOS-SFO last month.

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by Ionosphere
Thu Aug 29, 2019 5:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Airlines Adds 7 New Summertime Routes to Montana and Alaska
Replies: 58
Views: 11933

Re: American Airlines Adds 7 New Summertime Routes to Montana and Alaska

FAI is where all the land & sea Alaskan cruises begin or end. UA has flown ORD-FAI for about 5 years now.

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by Ionosphere
Fri Aug 16, 2019 9:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United announces proposed 2020 Haneda schedule
Replies: 47
Views: 9257

Re: United announces proposed 2020 Haneda schedule

Unlike DL, UA has a lot of connections at NRT with other Star carries especially ANA.

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by Ionosphere
Thu Aug 15, 2019 7:05 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: History of US-Athens service
Replies: 9
Views: 1152

Re: History of US-Athens service

For about 6 months in 2011 Hellenic Imperial flew ATH-JFK with a 742.

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by Ionosphere
Sat Aug 10, 2019 6:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Drunk FA fired (UA Express, ORD-SBN)
Replies: 62
Views: 12277

Re: Drunk FA fired (UA Express, ORD-SBN)

I had a friend who a UA FA on new hire probation. He got a DUI a few months in. UA sent him to rehab then fired him.

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by Ionosphere
Tue Aug 06, 2019 10:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Midwest Express Partnering with Elite for Launch
Replies: 50
Views: 6809

Re: Midwest Express Partnering with Elite for Launch

Chautauqua flew the ERJ-135/145 as Midwest Connect from MKE to BNA, PIT, PHL, EWR, ATL, OMA, STL, MSN, GRB, ATW, MSP, IND, CMH, CLE, DAY. I could see some of these routes coming back.

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by Ionosphere
Tue Aug 06, 2019 1:42 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Piedmont..............gone 30 years
Replies: 78
Views: 10636

Re: Piedmont...gone 30 years

They were a TRUE Deregulation success story. I always thought they would have made the perfect merger partner for Pan Am. Post Pacific Division sale to UA. Sandwiched between PA's JFK and MIA ops were PI's BWI and CLT hubs. Plus DAY and SYR at the time. Florida Shuttle and all that. Think of the gr...

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by Ionosphere
Mon Aug 05, 2019 12:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Tower Air
Replies: 96
Views: 17565

Re: Tower Air

Ziyulu wrote:
I can't believe how so many are bashing Tower for poor service. Do AA, UA, and DL offer good service today?


The 1997 Zagat Survey ranked Tower Air 59th out of 61 ranked carriers in terms of maintenance, ahead of only Valujet and Aeroflot

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by Ionosphere
Mon Aug 05, 2019 2:21 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Tower Air
Replies: 96
Views: 17565

Re: Tower Air

CoThG wrote:
Morris Nachtomi....."I demand respect!"


Wasn't it "I demand Loyalty"? There was a website back in the day run by Tower Employees called that.

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by Ionosphere
Mon Aug 05, 2019 2:17 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Tower Air
Replies: 96
Views: 17565

Re: Tower Air

I flew with a former Tower Air FA. He said they had to leave CAI once in the middle of the night. Tower was behind on their bills and the plane was going to repossessed. They pushed up pick up like 6hrs and left at like 2am. A Tower Air 747 went off the runway taking off on JFK-MIA on December 20, 1...

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