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by flyjoe
Wed Sep 04, 2019 12:39 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What's going on at Samaritan's Purse? Another DC8?
Replies: 11
Views: 2539

Re: What's going on at Samaritan's Purse? Another DC8?

https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid ... ater&ifg=1
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The Plane Spotting CLT FB page has a pic of both DC-8s side by side. Below is the link if it will load. The page is not open to the public. Credit to the FB poster.
https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid ... ater&ifg=1

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by flyjoe
Thu Aug 15, 2019 10:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Jet Carrying Dale Earnhardt Jr Runs Off Runway, Catches on Fire at Elizabethton, TN
Replies: 44
Views: 9646

Re: Jet Carrying Dale Earnhardt Jr Runs Off Runway, Catches on Fire at Elizabethton, TN

MainRunway wrote:
What was the departure airport?


Most likely it was KSVH, Statesville, NC.

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by flyjoe
Fri May 31, 2019 4:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Denver hub 1990s?
Replies: 89
Views: 12434

Re: United Denver hub 1990s?

I remember back in the 80s, USAir operated a couple of flights on the south side of B, maybe B9, B11. The red tail really stuck out with all of those white UA tails.

I guess UA has the ground handling contract instead of US operating out of D at the time with all of the ‘other’ airlines.

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by flyjoe
Sat May 04, 2019 6:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Denver hub 1990s?
Replies: 89
Views: 12434

Re: United Denver hub 1990s?

http://www.departedflights.com/DEN91intro.html
http://www.departedflights.com/DEN95intro.html
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Here’s the Denver page of the OAG from 1991 and 1995. Domestic only in ‘91 and in ‘95, the only international was MEX.
http://www.departedflights.com/DEN91intro.html
http://www.departedflights.com/DEN95intro.html

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by flyjoe
Sat May 04, 2019 6:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Denver hub 1990s?
Replies: 89
Views: 12434

Re: United Denver hub 1990s?

Doing this off of memory, but I believe UA was only domestic from DEN. The London flight was on CO and even the YYC flight mentioned was operated by Delta, inherited from Western before the days of open skies between the US and Canada.

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by flyjoe
Tue Jan 15, 2019 3:03 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Spirit announces RDU service to seven destinations
Replies: 160
Views: 23705

Re: RDU "Big" Announcement 1/15 - 10am

The passengers connecting for SIN are probably Lenovo-related as they have a sizeable presence in Singapore along with their Raleigh/Durham and Beijing main campuses I know of a couple of companies based in the Greensboro area that travel to SIN and drive to RDU to shorten travel time, the same way...

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by flyjoe
Wed Dec 19, 2018 1:53 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Frontier launches BWI-DEN
Replies: 5
Views: 1307

Re: Frontier launches BWI-DEN

How many times has F9 started DEN-BWI service over the years? It has to be a handful.

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by flyjoe
Sun Nov 04, 2018 5:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA announces PHL-AVL, PHL-CHA
Replies: 32
Views: 4904

Re: AA announces PHL-AVL, PHL-CHA

Nope, PMAA flew to ABE from ORD. It stared in June 2010 and ended by 2011. I really had to look it up for myself, but in case you’re interested. http://news.aa.com/news/news-details/2010/American-Eagle-Airlines-Launches-Service-to-Four-New-Cities-From-DallasFort-Worth-International-Airport/default....

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by flyjoe
Sun Nov 04, 2018 2:05 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA announces PHL-AVL, PHL-CHA
Replies: 32
Views: 4904

Re: AA announces PHL-AVL, PHL-CHA

However, in many similar sized markets AA tends to try to take your first born for a nonstop to PHL. If they do that I’m sure a good percentage of travelers will continue driving to CLT and BNA/ATL, respectively. Are you really saying that rather than flying direct through PHL, Charleston flyers wi...

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by flyjoe
Sun Nov 04, 2018 1:41 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA announces PHL-AVL, PHL-CHA
Replies: 32
Views: 4904

Re: AA announces PHL-AVL, PHL-CHA

They also relaunched ORD-ABE today 2x daily, equipment hasn’t been announced or loaded into their website. UA is running it 3x daily with Air Wisconsin I do believe. They operated this route on an ERJ-145 (I think) before or right after the merger. It may of only lasted one year, very short lived. ...

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by flyjoe
Mon Oct 22, 2018 12:20 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PHL Overseas Terminal
Replies: 24
Views: 6440

Re: PHL Overseas Terminal

I recollect it being blue It was completely separate and accessible via Island Ave. It was not a very nice place. I feel like the end gate had one passenger loading bridge (where BA parked their flight) but I could be wrong I’m not sure the location and condition of the terminal were all that impor...

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by flyjoe
Fri Aug 24, 2018 11:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: CLT: Sunday morning NASCAR flights?
Replies: 6
Views: 958

Re: CLT: Sunday morning NASCAR flights?

The majority of teams are still located in the Charlotte area, and flying is an even larger part of their operations as the series has spread out. Roush Racing used to own a couple of 727s which they used to shuttle crew members to races, operating out of CLT. Jack sold those a couple of years ago....

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by flyjoe
Sat Aug 04, 2018 10:27 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA adding DFW-CYS (Cheyenne, WY) and Sat CLT-HVN on 11/4
Replies: 62
Views: 7033

Re: AA adding DFW-CYS (Cheyenne, WY) and Sat CLT-HVN on 11/4

CYS is an annual winter ski route that comes and goes every year. There's no skiing anywhere near CYS unless you're on skis holding a rope and being pulled on the streets by a pickup truck. Hey I didn't write that! Lol Whoops... my bad. We'll attribute that to 'rbavfan'. Made a mistake trying to tr...

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by flyjoe
Fri Aug 03, 2018 10:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA adding DFW-CYS (Cheyenne, WY) and Sat CLT-HVN on 11/4
Replies: 62
Views: 7033

Re: AA adding DFW-CYS (Cheyenne, WY) and Sat CLT-HVN on 11/4

sagechan wrote:
CYS is an annual winter ski route that comes and goes every year.


There's no skiing anywhere near CYS unless you're on skis holding a rope and being pulled on the streets by a pickup truck.

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by flyjoe
Mon Jul 09, 2018 2:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA F-100 Fleet
Replies: 39
Views: 5644

Re: AA F-100 Fleet

I was a little uncomfortable with the exits on the F-100 in case of an emergency. You had the overwing exits around row 11-14 depending on the configuration, but the plane had no exits in the aft, unlike other T tail mainline jets of the time like the DC-9, MD-80, 727.

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by flyjoe
Sun Jun 24, 2018 11:23 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Airline at MSN
Replies: 36
Views: 5710

Re: New Airline at MSN

Don’t overlook Via Air doing something. They have been doing some comparable sized destinations of late. Maybe a Branson flight?

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by flyjoe
Mon Jan 22, 2018 7:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Pennsylvania Aviation Discussion - 2018 (MDT, ABE, AVP, ERI, SCE, etc.)
Replies: 13
Views: 1887

Re: Pennsylvania Aviation Discussion - 2018 (MDT, ABE, AVP, ERI, SCE, etc.)

ABE’s expansion was different. The old airside was very cramped at certain times of the day, especially in the AM. This was pre-RJ era with more mainline jets when the expansion came. US had 3 mainline RONs with one jetway & they would park from where the DC9 is to the UA 727 (on the B&W pic...

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by flyjoe
Thu Jan 04, 2018 11:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Northeast USA Winter Storm 1/4 Thread
Replies: 313
Views: 31227

Re: Northeast Winter Storm 1/4 Thread

CLT has picked up a couple TATL diversions today: AA67: BCN-JFK (777) https://flightaware.com/live/flight/AAL67/history/20180104/0900Z/LEBL/KCLT AA737: LHR-PHL (333) https://flightaware.com/live/flight/AAL737/history/20180104/0955Z/EGLL/KCLT LH424: MUC-BOS (359) https://flightaware.com/live/flight/D...

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by flyjoe
Thu Dec 28, 2017 2:45 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Who flies the A340 to the U.S.
Replies: 65
Views: 11056

Re: Who flies the A340 to the U.S.

sw733 wrote:
Northwest1988 wrote:
Does Lufthansa still fly them to CLT?

At least in winter, no.

LH has flown the A340-600 into CLT a couple of times in the last few weeks.

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by flyjoe
Tue Dec 19, 2017 9:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Greensboro / PTIA changing names
Replies: 43
Views: 4744

Greensboro / PTIA changing names

Piedmont Triad International Airport to become Central North Carolina International Airport. https://flyfrompti.com/airport-authority-votes-to-change-airport-name/?platform=hootsuite I know NC is a long state and GSO is near the middle although in the northern part of it. I just don’t think of GSO a...

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by flyjoe
Tue Nov 21, 2017 10:41 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA to ILM
Replies: 46
Views: 8193

Re: UA to ILM

Nice adds for UA and ILM. The market shouldn't be a problem. UAX used to serve ILM several years ago. My guess is four flights daily, either 2x to each city or 1x ORD, 3x IAD on CR2s. https://www.facebook.com/flyilm [quote="klwright69] Is F9 still at the airport?[/quote] F9 didn't serve Wilming...

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by flyjoe
Sun Nov 05, 2017 5:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Doug Parker on United's Lack of a Southeast Hub
Replies: 196
Views: 22213

Re: Doug Parker on United's Lack of a Southeast Hub

Maybe MEM but that’s too close to ORD. Anywhere else is too close to IAH. UA really had not much SE presence before it merged with CO. RDU would probably be the only potential southeastern hub for them Agree, RDU is the only reasonable SE hub option out there, but does it siphon traffic away from I...

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by flyjoe
Thu Oct 26, 2017 5:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Future of Hilton Head Island HXD
Replies: 83
Views: 11761

Re: Future of Hilton Head Island HXD

There are a couple of things here not being thought about with suggestions of DL or AA flying mainline jets into HHH. - There are no close alternate airports to EYW whereas HHH has SAV not that far away with lots of additional flight options. - HHH has a lot more visitors driving (think MYR) from lo...

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by flyjoe
Wed Oct 25, 2017 4:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Future of Hilton Head Island HXD
Replies: 83
Views: 11761

Re: Future of Hilton Head Island HXD

DaufuskieGuy wrote:
runway extension to 5000 feet expected by mid 2018 - is that enough for a CRJ 2000 to get to CLT with a profitable payload?


Key West's runway is 4801'x100', at the same elevation and they see 737s, CR7s and E175s So HHH should be okay for the RJ types, although there may be payload restrictions.

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by flyjoe
Sun Aug 20, 2017 5:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: OAG Changes 8/20/2017: KX to ORD; AA Moves ZRH to PHL from JFK; AM Back Into DTW-MTY
Replies: 39
Views: 8119

Re: OAG Changes 8/20/2017: KX to ORD; AA Moves ZRH to PHL from JFK; AM Back Into DTW-MTY

FAQ AA CLT-CDG MAR 0.3>0 Well crap. I booked the family on a CLT-CDG nonstop at the end of March so the kids didn't have to connect on their first TA trip. I haven't received an email from AA, but sure enough when I looked at my trip online, I'm going through JFK now. Ugh! I'm still booked non-stop...

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by flyjoe
Mon Jul 31, 2017 2:12 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: MCI Airport Route Announcement — Miami Air to Punta Cana
Replies: 27
Views: 4053

Re: MCI Airport Route Announcement Tomorrow (7/31)

    Midwestindy wrote:
    flyjoe wrote:

    MCI already announced that as well, it's all over their twitter, if that is the announcement it would be pretty odd...


    I guess I need to pay closer attention.

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    by flyjoe
    Mon Jul 31, 2017 1:59 am
    Forum: Civil Aviation
    Topic: MCI Airport Route Announcement — Miami Air to Punta Cana
    Replies: 27
    Views: 4053

    Re: MCI Airport Route Announcement Tomorrow (7/31)

    http://www.routesonline.com/news/38/air ... ce-in-w17/
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    I'm guessing it's the new ViaAir seasonal flight to Steamboat Springs. Similar route also from Austin.

    http://www.routesonline.com/news/38/air ... ce-in-w17/

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    by flyjoe
    Sun Jul 09, 2017 12:14 pm
    Forum: Civil Aviation
    Topic: Cities that could see narrowbody longhaul flights with A321neo/B737MAX
    Replies: 62
    Views: 10248

    Re: Cities that could see narrowbody longhaul flights with A321neo/B737MAX

    ABE is a perfect candidate for TATL service to Western European destinations. It has such a large population base within an hour or drive to pull from the PHL suburbs and western and central NJ. They would have to solve for a permanent customs solution other than the pop up support for one off fligh...

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    by flyjoe
    Thu Jun 15, 2017 7:52 pm
    Forum: Civil Aviation
    Topic: Rare Movement at CLT
    Replies: 6
    Views: 2591

    Re: Rare Movement at CLT

    It was a scheduled charter stop in CLT entire to ARN. The flight didn't depart until after midnight. The FB Plane Spotting CLT page has the visit well documented. It's a closed group so I'm not sure what's visible if you search for the page. The word on the site is a different airline makes up the r...

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    by flyjoe
    Mon May 01, 2017 2:03 am
    Forum: Civil Aviation
    Topic: OAG Changes 4/30/2017: DL Closes BGI, QR Delays LAS, 3M Drops RSW-NAS
    Replies: 69
    Views: 11618

    Re: OAG Changes 4/30/2017: DL Closes BGI, QR Delays LAS, 3M Drops RSW-NAS

    Is this the first time AA will fly CLT-TUL / OKC 3x daily? Seems these routes are doing well! Both TUL/OKC were never flown by US metal in ages and ages. I think at one point OKC was linked to LIT using Fokker 28s, which made LIT look like a "mini" connector - you had Air Midwest flying 1...

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    by flyjoe
    Sat Apr 29, 2017 12:03 pm
    Forum: Civil Aviation
    Topic: Air Florida bought Air Sunshine in 1979
    Replies: 5
    Views: 1884

    Re: Air Florida bought Air Sunshine in 1979

    USAir Express also served Marathon in the mid-90s out of Tampa with Beech 1900s.

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    by flyjoe
    Sun Mar 05, 2017 5:04 pm
    Forum: Civil Aviation
    Topic: UA Increasing Capacity ORD-ROC, SYR, ALB. Mainline in SYR.
    Replies: 23
    Views: 5067

    Re: UA Increasing Capacity ORD-ROC, SYR, ALB. Mainline in SYR.

    I'm surprised we haven't seen a press release from Chuck Schumer announcing United's upgauging of flights and showing their commitment to the people and communities of the upstate (sarcasm).

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    by flyjoe
    Fri Feb 03, 2017 3:12 am
    Forum: Civil Aviation
    Topic: Upcoming destinations for G4?
    Replies: 36
    Views: 3748

    Re:

    ahj2000 wrote:
    if they did USA-EWR, I might use that to get to West Jersey. It wouldn't be that difficult to siphon off some of the cheapest CLT-NY/NJ traffic.


    I've heard some rumors that route may on the horizon in a future route announcement.

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    by flyjoe
    Sun Jan 29, 2017 1:23 pm
    Forum: Civil Aviation
    Topic: Future of Hilton Head Island HXD
    Replies: 83
    Views: 11761

    Re: Future of Hilton Head Island HXD

    Barring a prop replacement at Piedmont or another American Eagle carrier, going to HH on AA will end up through Savannah. I wouldn't be surprised to see Via Air flying into HHH one day with the EMB-120, with their buildup in Charlotte over the last year or two.

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    by flyjoe
    Sat Jan 14, 2017 2:14 pm
    Forum: Civil Aviation
    Topic: Is N707JT getting scrapped?
    Replies: 31
    Views: 13154

    Re: Is N707JT getting scrapped?

    As much as we'd love to see it preserved, unless somebody offers JT a return on his expense or unless the tax right off for a donation is substantial, the fate of the 52 year old doesn't look good.

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    by flyjoe
    Sat Jan 14, 2017 12:44 pm
    Forum: Civil Aviation
    Topic: Is N707JT getting scrapped?
    Replies: 31
    Views: 13154

    Re: Is N707JT getting scrapped?

    I posted the pics on Twitter with the tag #707JT.

    The plane still has the engines attached and a toe bar connected. No sins that scrapping is imminent, if they even do that in BQK.

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    by flyjoe
    Sat Jan 14, 2017 12:04 pm
    Forum: Civil Aviation
    Topic: Is N707JT getting scrapped?
    Replies: 31
    Views: 13154

    Re: Is N707JT getting scrapped?

    flyjoe- I don't think you saw 707JT at BQK. There is a picture of her on Instagram in SYD as of yesterday. ConorB, with all due respect, I am 100% certain that yesterday morning, I physically looked at N707JT at BQK in the Qantas livery as it sat on the tarmac right behind the fence where the renta...

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    by flyjoe
    Sat Jan 14, 2017 2:56 am
    Forum: Civil Aviation
    Topic: Is N707JT getting scrapped?
    Replies: 31
    Views: 13154

    Re: Is N707JT getting scrapped?

    I stopped by the Brunswick Airport today and saw N707JT on the ramp by the rental car lot. It was quite the site to see. There also were three 707s and a 727 on the ramp. Now if I could figure out how to upload pics of it in the post.

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    by flyjoe
    Sat Jan 07, 2017 6:23 pm
    Forum: Civil Aviation
    Topic: Why does BA not serve Charlotte, NC?
    Replies: 40
    Views: 7430

    Re: Why does BA not serve Charlotte, NC?

    With US flying Euro Routes from CLT, it made more sense for US to take over LON & FRA routes. LH stayed in the market but changed to MUC due to demand for service by German based companies US didn't takeover the routes from either, but started them on their own as competitors. USAirALB summariz...

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    by flyjoe
    Fri Jan 06, 2017 11:37 am
    Forum: Civil Aviation
    Topic: Carolinas Delta DC-9-51 N779NC Moving?
    Replies: 31
    Views: 8120

    Re: Carolinas Delta DC-9-51 N779NC Moving?

    Here are updates from yesterday on the CLT FB spotters group: "it is being salvaged, contractor is cutting it up in 3 weeks after hazmat is removed." "the lease expired and delta did not want to renew, i think it ends up becoming an image issue if there is a plane essentially rotting ...

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    by flyjoe
    Wed Dec 28, 2016 4:32 am
    Forum: Civil Aviation
    Topic: Active DC-8/L-1011 Fleet Tracking/Retirements Thread
    Replies: 24
    Views: 5824

    Re: Active Dc8/L1011 THREAD/Message Board

    sovietjet wrote:
    There is a DC-8-62 flying under "Samaritan's Purse". It was in RFD a few months ago.


    That's correct. The Samaritan's Purse DC-8 is operational and based in Greensboro, NC.

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    by flyjoe
    Mon Dec 12, 2016 4:52 pm
    Forum: Civil Aviation
    Topic: Why so little LCC/ULCC service at CLT
    Replies: 17
    Views: 2379

    Re: Why so little LCC/ULCC service at CLT

    WN couldn't even secure gate space until they inherited FL's gate(s) during the merger. Southwest could have come into CLT whenever they wanted to. They may not have had the gate and ticket counter space they wanted, but could have set up show in concourse D like JetBlue did with one or two gates. ...

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    by flyjoe
    Mon Oct 24, 2016 2:58 am
    Forum: Civil Aviation
    Topic: Remnants of old terminals
    Replies: 106
    Views: 20834

    Re: Remnants of old terminals

    Shreveport's old terminal and airport roadways can still be seen beyond the new main terminal. When you would go through security on the second level, from the newer main building, you could see the old terminal ticket counters from below. Allentown, PA still has the original '30s terminal near runw...

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    by flyjoe
    Sun Oct 23, 2016 1:04 pm
    Forum: Civil Aviation
    Topic: Where did USAir send their 767-200s?
    Replies: 58
    Views: 8886

    Re: Where did USAir send their 767-200s?

    They flew to BOS, CLT, LAX, MCO, MIA, PIT, PHL, SJU,TPA, CUN, BDA all the PMUS Europe flights and numerous Caribbean destination before the A330. Piedmont flew them to LGW and FRA before merger. SFO and BWI also saw scheduled 767 flights. TPA saw flights with PI, but I don't remember if US ran the ...

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    by flyjoe
    Wed Sep 07, 2016 9:15 pm
    Forum: Civil Aviation
    Topic: Alaska Airlines - ANC to/from HNL?
    Replies: 22
    Views: 4449

    Re: Alaska Airlines - ANC to/from HNL?

    2). In these days of crazy internet routings are there any passengers that, for example, fly from SEA to ANC and then HNL and vice-a-versa? Earlier in the year I was looking at FF options on AA to get from CLT to HNL. One routing offered was CLT-ORD-ANC-HNL. It would have been fun going from NC to ...

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    by flyjoe
    Thu Jul 14, 2016 10:44 am
    Forum: Civil Aviation
    Topic: Question: TWA Flights that did not touch JFK or STL
    Replies: 22
    Views: 2267

    Re: Question: TWA Flights that did not touch JFK or STL

    A couple of others I remember were ABE-LGA, which continued to MCO, an ABE-DCA, that continued to STL, PUB-COS, that continued to STL. SLC-DEN, COS-DEN.

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    by flyjoe
    Tue Jul 12, 2016 2:12 am
    Forum: Site Related
    Topic: OMG thank you admins
    Replies: 74
    Views: 6425

    Re: OMG thank you admins

    I like the color changes, but... On the topics page, the number of replies on a thread is now gone. I often will wait for a few posts before opening a topic. It's also nice to come back later and see the number of replies on a post haven't really changed since the last time I looked at it. It's prog...

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