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by Tango-Bravo
Tue Aug 18, 2020 10:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United ANC-HNL non-stop? (c 1984)
Replies: 34
Views: 4582

Re: United ANC-HNL non-stop? (c 1984)

...United never flew HNL-ANC-HNL, and, after Western discontinued the route (long before the Delta merger), nobody served it until Alaska. According to Western's March 1, 1987 timetable they were operating HNL-ANC v.v. non-stop with DC-10 equipment on a once daily basis in both directions. The DL/W...

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by Tango-Bravo
Mon Aug 17, 2020 9:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United ANC-HNL non-stop? (c 1984)
Replies: 34
Views: 4582

United ANC-HNL non-stop? (c 1984)

Did United ever operate Anchorage-Honolulu v.v. non-stop? If so, when? While the route map in my United Oct. 1, 1984 shows a 'clean' uninterrupted line between ANC and HNL, all flight schedules, in both directions, show a connection at SEA or SFO. Was ANC-HNL perhaps operated non-stop on a seasonal ...

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by Tango-Bravo
Mon Jul 27, 2020 1:36 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: What's the most boring airport approach you've flown?
Replies: 33
Views: 1992

Re: What's the most boring airport approach you've flown?

The approach that comes to mind is Anchorage at night in January. Our approach was entirely over water and/or uninhabited land as there was nothing to see other than darkness in every direction. Then there was a loud thud and slight shudder (a hard landing? -- aircraft was a 737-900) that made me wo...

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by Tango-Bravo
Fri Jul 24, 2020 6:00 pm
Forum: Aviation Hobby
Topic: Buying and reselling for profit
Replies: 4
Views: 2129

Re: Buying and reselling for profit

Aa the title indicates, I am curious on whether one can buy low and sell high diecast model for worthwhile money? Is it possible to buy directly from geminijets, phoenix, NG etc and therefore cut out the middle man? Like for example, buying bulk. Could you then flip these on ebay? I see on Ebay the...

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by Tango-Bravo
Fri Jul 24, 2020 5:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: United selects CommutAir as sole E145 operator
Replies: 247
Views: 36614

Re: The whipsaw is starting back up

How many times has United made this same announcement? Obviously the livelihoods of the affected carriers employees don’t mean squat. Ask anyone who was at ACA how this goes. I get that the current situation dictates changes, but the ‘Hunger Games’ style of choosing the surviving carrier is no less...

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by Tango-Bravo
Sun Jul 19, 2020 7:05 pm
Forum: Aviation Hobby
Topic: 1:400 El Al Boeing 787 Retro Livery - Which One to Get
Replies: 4
Views: 2054

Re: 1:400 El Al Boeing 787 Retro Livery - Which One to Get

I have an NG Models 1:200 El Al 787 retro livery in my collection;... Hold up NG has a 1/200 787 mold? Good catch... my error. The 1/200 787-9 El Al retro livery model I have is by JC wings. Nonetheless, with several 1/400 NG Models in my collection, IMHO anything NG Models is at least equal, in so...

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by Tango-Bravo
Thu Jul 16, 2020 6:36 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: NW DC-10-40 vs DC-10-30
Replies: 70
Views: 12051

Re: NW DC-10-40 vs DC-10-30

IIRC... NW acquired their DC-10-40s with trans-ocean flights in mind and, until the DC-10 grounding in 1979, used their -40s on their then-new trans-Atlantic routes. It seems (again IIRC) when DC-10s were able to return to service they were relegated primarily/almost entirely to high density domesti...

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by Tango-Bravo
Sun Jul 12, 2020 11:07 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Why didn't Delta put N602DL in the Museum?
Replies: 8
Views: 1381

Re: Why didn't Delta put N602DL in the Museum?

...I'm sorry, but since DL has a 762, 747 (which should be in NW colors), 757, and DC-9 preserved, while UA can't be bothered to save practically anything, it's hard for me to be that sympathetic to your plight. Be thankful they saved one. As a curiosity question: Would it be legal for DL to give t...

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by Tango-Bravo
Sun Jul 12, 2020 10:49 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Personal "Golden Age" of aviation
Replies: 18
Views: 1577

Re: Personal "Golden Age" of aviation

In my case it was 1970 (my first flight) to ~1984. There was less rigamarole at the airport, complimentary meals of fair to good quality were served in coach, generous free baggage allowance, no change fees, and you could even exchange a ticket from one airline to another -- even a rival/competing c...

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by Tango-Bravo
Sun Jul 12, 2020 10:34 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: In your opinion, what are the most important planes for Delta?
Replies: 8
Views: 839

Re: In your opinion, what are the most important planes for Delta?

...Further, they were late to the 727 game and the trijet is arguably more iconic with no less than a half dozen other carriers before thinking of Delta. By "more iconic..." are you including 727- 100 s as well as -200s? If so, there are indeed other carriers of which the trijet can be sa...

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by Tango-Bravo
Sun Jul 12, 2020 9:56 pm
Forum: Aviation Hobby
Topic: Why are 1:400 diecast airliners so expensive?
Replies: 5
Views: 2983

Why are 1:400 diecast airliners so expensive?

Do prices reflect the cost of production+costs of importing? Or are prices based more on strong demand for limited production runs? And then there is the re-sale market for out-of-production models (as on ebay) where prices not infrequently get to a point leaving one to ask "does anyone actuall...

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by Tango-Bravo
Sun Jul 12, 2020 9:21 pm
Forum: Aviation Hobby
Topic: 1:400 El Al Boeing 787 Retro Livery - Which One to Get
Replies: 4
Views: 2054

Re: 1:400 El Al Boeing 787 Retro Livery - Which One to Get

I'm very interested in purchasing a 1:400-scale model of the Boeing 787 in the El Al retro (70th Anniversary) livery. I see the model is produced by NG Models and Gemini Jets. Which one is more accurate? In photos of the Gemini Jets example, the livery looks a bit too light. I was wondering if that...

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by Tango-Bravo
Sun Jul 12, 2020 1:57 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: What in Your Opinion has been the Ugliest Commercial Jet?
Replies: 111
Views: 7848

Re: What in Your Opinion has been the Ugliest Commercial Jet?

mchei wrote:
VFW
What an ugly jet...


Gets my vote as well. If specialized cargo aircraft are included in this 'contest,' between the A300 Beluga and the 747LCF, both are the ugliest.

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by Tango-Bravo
Sun Jul 12, 2020 1:39 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: In your opinion, what are the most important planes for Delta?
Replies: 8
Views: 839

Re: In your opinion, what are the most important planes for Delta?

MD-88 and 757-200 were dual workhorses that combined to form the backbone of the domestic fleet operation together for 30+ years. Before Delta's MD-88s and 757-200s, and serving concurrently with these types for about 15 years and 30 years overall (1972-2003), were Delta's 727-200s. At one point in...

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by Tango-Bravo
Sun Jul 12, 2020 1:14 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Delta Air Lines liquidation scenarios
Replies: 37
Views: 3559

Re: Delta Air Lines liquidation scenarios

Whatever one may think about the [im]possibility of any of the scenarios in the OP actually happening... to me it has entertainment value on what seems to be a "slow news day" here on a.net. ;)

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by Tango-Bravo
Sun Jul 05, 2020 2:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Pan Am questions
Replies: 51
Views: 8558

Re: Pan Am questions

Do you think PanAm could ever come back ? Not in anything even close to the form we associate with Pan Am's pre-1986 network (before the sale of their entire Pacific network, followed by much of Europe). It would take billion$ just to start up in a viable form and, even then, there would be no cert...

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by Tango-Bravo
Sun Jul 05, 2020 1:45 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Pan Am questions
Replies: 51
Views: 8558

Re: Pan Am questions

I flew AKLHNL on Air NewZealand on a DC-8-50 in 1971 so Pan Am's 707-321B 's would certainly have had the range. I would guess there was enough business to stop in NAN and PPT at times. DC-8s were much longer distance fliers than the 707. The -62 broke many records for airliners in its category. . ...

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by Tango-Bravo
Fri Jun 19, 2020 1:38 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Could an airliner save fuel by being unstable
Replies: 22
Views: 2965

Re: Could an airliner save fuel by being unstable

Any examples of said crashes? There are no unstable airliners so there isn't, by definition, a razor-thin margin in this respect. Examples of crashes caused by instability leading to loss of control that come to mind were, in every case I can recall, due to pilot error, load imbalance, icing, mecha...

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by Tango-Bravo
Fri Jun 19, 2020 12:26 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Republic MD-82 initial routes?
Replies: 5
Views: 1564

Re: Republic MD-82 initial routes?

Tango-Bravo I do not have information concerning Republic’s initial routes for the MD-82, but just a short story here . . . In June 1982 I flew RC from Minneapolis to Dallas-Fort Worth (with a stop in Kansas City-MCI) aboard MD-82 N301RC (and return a week later; same aircraft). When I booked the t...

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by Tango-Bravo
Thu Jun 18, 2020 2:02 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Could an airliner save fuel by being unstable
Replies: 22
Views: 2965

Re: Could an airliner save fuel by being unstable

In watching flight sim video reenactments of actual airliner crashes based findings of investigations by NTSB, FAA, and other agencies, based on CVRs, FDRs and other evidence, it seems there is a razor thin line between correctable instability and instability to the point of no return where a crash ...

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by Tango-Bravo
Tue Jun 16, 2020 3:09 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Republic MD-82 initial routes?
Replies: 5
Views: 1564

Republic MD-82 initial routes?

When MD-82s entered service with Republic Airlines in 1981, what were some of the first routes they were assigned to?

Todd
BJI

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by Tango-Bravo
Tue Jun 16, 2020 2:38 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Did EL AL 720Bs every fly NYC ?
Replies: 13
Views: 2893

Re: Did EL AL 720Bs every fly NYC ?

Hello Dears , On old ELAL timetables the two types B-707/B720Bs are mixed up . Nethertheless i see some flights making two stops on the way to NYC , such as TLV ZRH LON NYC . Can some of you confirm the LY 720B flew NYC ? Many thanks for memories ! Cheers With enroute tech stop(s) 720Bs could have ...

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by Tango-Bravo
Wed Apr 08, 2020 5:16 pm
Forum: Aviation Hobby
Topic: Aeroclassics
Replies: 2
Views: 2926

Re: Aeroclassics

Afternoon - I've heard a number of things about Aeroclassics models is disbanding their retail network. Does anyone have an idea on what is going on? Thanks for your thoughts. Wherever Aeroclassics goes/went/remains with their retail network, ebay is, and no doubt will remain, a 'go to' source for ...

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by Tango-Bravo
Wed Apr 08, 2020 4:59 pm
Forum: Aviation Hobby
Topic: Where to buy Model Airliners
Replies: 8
Views: 2685

Re: Where to buy Model Airliners

First, what scale are you looking for? Beyond that, many if not most 1/400 scale releases sell out quickly after which (like it or not) ebay becomes your best source for finding "sold out" pre-assembled models...at prices ranging from "can't afford not to buy" to outrageously hig...

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by Tango-Bravo
Sun Dec 22, 2019 7:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alaska meltdown at SEA
Replies: 119
Views: 20705

Re: Alaska meltdown at SEA

Did not AS outsource ground handling at SEA? No, they have their own ground handling subsidiary. https://www.mcgeeairservices.com/ When did AS fire Menzies for underwing ground services at SEA? ...or is McGee actually Menzies SEA acquired by AS? (kinda like the game of 'musical chairs' played by so...

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by Tango-Bravo
Sat Nov 24, 2018 11:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Internal AA survey results: Management untrusted.
Replies: 50
Views: 8282

Re: Internal AA survey results: Management untrusted.

American is run former USAir Management. USAir was by far the smallest of the majors and had the Least worldwide operational experience. If one were to Look at their past mergers? They were NOT very successful. Piedmont, Pacific Southwest etc. They seemed to have frittered away every advantage if t...

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by Tango-Bravo
Wed Oct 10, 2018 7:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Las Vegas as a hub for current US majors
Replies: 92
Views: 10231

Re: Las Vegas as a hub for current US majors

Too far west to be east-west hub, too far south to be western north-south hub and disconnected from the eastern half of the country. Simple look at a map tells. AW built PHX because it was based there. GF I think you mean HP, America West and no, they were not based there America West/HP was indeed...

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by Tango-Bravo
Sun Oct 07, 2018 7:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LGW L1011 Timetable services
Replies: 76
Views: 8781

Re: LGW L1011 Timetable services

TWA Trans World Airlines started JFK to LGW in 1981 with L1011. The TWA 1983 schedule thanks to Departed Flights is, TW706 JFK 20.00 LGW 07.50* daily ex Tuesday and Thursday TW705 LGW 11.00 JFK 13.35 daily ex Wednesday and Friday Curious as to why the single daily TW JFK- LGW r/t at the same time t...

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by Tango-Bravo
Thu Sep 13, 2018 4:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: When did CO drop FAR?
Replies: 13
Views: 2236

Re: When did CO drop FAR?

From The Idaho Statesman newspaper in August 1988. ..."Other cities affected by the pullout include Fresno and Stockton ,CA , and Fargo, ND. A complete list was unavailable." So around 9/11/88. Hope this helps. Added: Finally keeping old newspaper clippings has paid , LOL! Very helpful, t...

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by Tango-Bravo
Wed Sep 12, 2018 11:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: When did CO drop FAR?
Replies: 13
Views: 2236

When did CO drop FAR?

Since timetable/OAG research of the resources I can find have not provided a definitive answer... When did Continental drop Fargo/Moorhead (FAR) from their route network? (FAR was inherited in 1986 via their acquisition of Frontier 1, along with other ND/SD cities)

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by Tango-Bravo
Sun Aug 05, 2018 4:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Off duty pilot threatens to blow up Emirates A380
Replies: 21
Views: 6325

Re: Off duty pilot threatens to blow up Emirates A380

One can only guess what else he may have consumed in addition to the two beers he filched from the galley? Seems it would take more than two beers 'talking' for someone to go so 'off the rails' as to make such a threat...especially for a pilot no less.

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by Tango-Bravo
Fri May 25, 2018 8:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Canada - Replacement(s) for A319/320s?
Replies: 9
Views: 1484

Re: Air Canada - Replacement(s) for A319/320s?

Sorry for not realizing when submitting my original post that AC's 319s/320s are slated for retirement. Since the OP could not be deleted, I instead changed the topic to the current title; sorry for any confusion caused thereby.

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by Tango-Bravo
Fri May 25, 2018 8:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Canada - Replacement(s) for A319/320s?
Replies: 9
Views: 1484

Air Canada - Replacement(s) for A319/320s?

Since I read that Air Canada will be retiring their A319 and A320 fleets (55 aircraft in total) and only 16 737 MAX 8s will be in service when all from their current order have been delivered (with no additional A321s or other type in 125-175 seat range planned at this time), will their A319/320s ev...

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by Tango-Bravo
Thu May 10, 2018 2:34 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: FI Doubles Up Their Flights to SEA Lately
Replies: 19
Views: 3120

Re: FI Doubles Up Their Flights to SEA Lately

...There are a few European flights outside of that "mega bank" but those are O&D only. Would much of that O&D traffic actually be de facto connecting traffic, comprised of pax from points outside of Iceland continuing on to their final destination after a stopover? ...assuming FI...

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by Tango-Bravo
Thu Apr 12, 2018 1:16 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why is NZ flying from LHR-LAX? Is it a connection?
Replies: 57
Views: 9586

Re: Why is NZ flying from LHR-LAX? Is it a connection?

Since Air New Zealand has flown AKL-LAX-LHR with traffic rights to carry pax solely between LAX and LHR for many years (going back IIRC to the days they flew DC-10s on the route, perhaps even before then), I have wondered... does BA and/or any U.S. based airline have Fifth Freedom rights elsewhere a...

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by Tango-Bravo
Sat Mar 24, 2018 11:37 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: AS Aircraft type unknown for VX flight 1 week out
Replies: 54
Views: 4473

Re: AS Aircraft type unknown for VX flight 1 week out

What I want to know on that flight, why is "Main Cabin Select" almost $100 cheaper than "Main Cabin"? Assuming it is not an error somewhere in the system... Perhaps because "Main Cabin" is almost fully booked (or even overbooked but within the overbook limit) while &qu...

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by Tango-Bravo
Tue Jan 23, 2018 1:57 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA DTW-HNL nonstop, 1970!
Replies: 63
Views: 9154

Re: UA DTW-HNL nonstop, 1970!

I am amazed that the DC-8 had the legs to do BWI-HNL. That must have been quite a workhorse! BWI-HNL = 4,856 miles. DC-8-62 (of which UA had 10, all delivered in 1969) range with full payload = 6,000 miles. Nonetheless, I would guess there were occasions when an unscheduled fuel stop was necessary,...

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by Tango-Bravo
Sun Jan 14, 2018 9:36 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Why the drop in NFL ratings?
Replies: 29
Views: 1555

Re: Why the drop in NFL ratings?

While I do not agree with "too much" TV exposure as the cause for the NFL's drop in ratings -- until 2016 ratings were doing quite well on each of the 3 days/nights games were televised during the regular season. Plus, NBA games are televised no less than 6 days a week and their ratings ar...

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by Tango-Bravo
Sun Jan 14, 2018 6:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American's Problem: Management is Out of Touch With Customers
Replies: 154
Views: 20262

Re: American's Problem: Management is Out of Touch With Customers

No airline gives a crap about "being in touch with" their customers. This comes as a shock ? No shock all, at least to me. Sad fact is, they don't have to. The end of U.S. airlines needing to "be in touch with"/caring about their customers began with the discovery that customer ...

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by Tango-Bravo
Sun Jan 14, 2018 6:37 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Why the drop in NFL ratings?
Replies: 29
Views: 1555

Why the drop in NFL ratings?

So why have the NFL's television ratings declined for a second consecutive season (even more in 2017 than in 2016) and 33% of fans reported be boycotting the NFL?

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by Tango-Bravo
Tue Nov 14, 2017 2:55 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Republic (1979-'86) initial MD-80 routes?
Replies: 5
Views: 1135

Republic (1979-'86) initial MD-80 routes?

What were the first routes to which Republic's MD-82s were assigned after they were delivered in Aug-Sept 1981? Seem to recall a photo in an Air Transport World/ATW magazine of the time with caption indicating RC's MD-82s were initially being flown on routes from MSP to North Dakota points (for pilo...

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by Tango-Bravo
Fri Aug 18, 2017 12:11 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: First NW 747-151 revenue flights?
Replies: 6
Views: 1652

Re: First NW 747-151 revenue flights?

From a competitive position the NW strike of the year drastically slowed down the introduction process well into fall of 1970... Had forgotten about the strike of 1970...which was why, when I took my first flight ever, in August, 1970, MSP-PHL v.v., my only non-stop choice was UA; both ways had loa...

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by Tango-Bravo
Thu Aug 17, 2017 4:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: First NW 747-151 revenue flights?
Replies: 6
Views: 1652

First NW 747-151 revenue flights?

When (in 1970) did Northwest first schedule their 747-151s on regular timetable revenue flights? Where there any such flights within the U.S. prior to the type's introduction on trans-Pacific flights (July 1, 1970)?

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by Tango-Bravo
Sun Jul 23, 2017 12:26 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA Central America network origins?
Replies: 12
Views: 2181

AA Central America network origins?

Prior to the comprehensive network serving Central America (primarily from MIA) that American Airlines established from the early 1990s, did any other U.S. airline come even close to serving as many points in the region? Did AA take up dormant route authorities or were they awarded new authority to ...

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by Tango-Bravo
Sat Jul 15, 2017 11:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Where? KLM DC-7C over California (?)
Replies: 10
Views: 2962

Re: Where? KLM DC-7C over California (?)

Beautiful aircraft. Why is the DC-6 more popular than the DC-7? You pose your question as if it is an established fact. :scratchchin: It is an established fact that DC-6s, the DC-6A/B/C versions especially, outlasted all DC-7 variants in airline service and served in greater number than DC-7s, by a...

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by Tango-Bravo
Sat Jul 15, 2017 2:03 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Deltas 767-300 non-er question
Replies: 17
Views: 5445

Re: Deltas 767-300 non-er question

N126DL wrote:
...Aren't the 3 left the PW powered birds? N144DA, N140LL, and N1402A...


Yes; PW4060s.

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by Tango-Bravo
Sat Jul 08, 2017 11:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Is protected US domestic market really unique?
Replies: 56
Views: 5049

Re: Is protected US domestic market really unique?

...Do any of these countries have legitimate competition in their markets from foreign carriers? (I really don't know, I want to understand better) . To answer the question above which also answers the question raised by the topic's title, the answer is "none of the above" (7 nations list...

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by Tango-Bravo
Thu Jun 29, 2017 8:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alitalia B777-300ER and additional A330-200
Replies: 69
Views: 24189

Re: Alitalia B777-300ER and additional A330-200

Where would they send them? JFK? NRT? Alitalia is in the process of restructuring, so until the final plan takes shape your guess is as good as mine. As in re-re-re-re-structuring... for how many times in the past ?? years? In the case of Alitalia, kicking the proverbial can down the the road (...a...

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by Tango-Bravo
Thu Jun 29, 2017 7:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA South America hub post-MIA pre-CO?
Replies: 18
Views: 3569

Re: UA South America hub post-MIA pre-CO?

...and here's a photo I found of the 767 operating UA's final MIA-SCL flight, dated 06 January 2003:

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by Tango-Bravo
Thu Jun 29, 2017 6:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA South America hub post-MIA pre-CO?
Replies: 18
Views: 3569

UA South America hub post-MIA pre-CO?

After withdrawing from MIA as their primary hub/gateway to the (ex-Pan Am) destinations of CCS, GIG, GRU, EZE, MVD and SCL, from which airport(s), aside from JFK, did United operate these routes on a non-stop or same-plane (direct) basis prior to merging with CO? When were UA's South America routes ...

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