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by fishmeal
Mon Jul 29, 2019 1:08 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UAL 854 Circling Over the Gulf of Mexico
Replies: 12
Views: 6638

Re: UAL 854 Circling Over the Gulf of Mexico

I guess that's the best outcome. Passengers arrive safely, but several hours late. FlightRadar shows UAL 854 now in the landing pattern at IAH (8:06 pm).

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by fishmeal
Mon Jul 29, 2019 12:22 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UAL 854 Circling Over the Gulf of Mexico
Replies: 12
Views: 6638

UAL 854 Circling Over the Gulf of Mexico

Just curious: a United 767 bound for Lima from IAH has been circling for about 2 hours just south of Galveston. Any information out there on this flight?

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by fishmeal
Sat Jun 29, 2019 4:37 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Tahiti Nui retires A343 F-OSUN, PPT-HNL-VCV on 3 engines
Replies: 51
Views: 13541

Re: Air Tahiti Nui retires A343 F-OSUN, PPT-HNL-VCV on 3 engines

Last year we flew F-OJTN to Papeete. It was the first 343 to be replaced and for good reason. It was hot in the cabin and there were no individual air ducts to cool you off. My audio on the tiny seat-back entertainment system didn't work. That plane was the first to go, replaced by F-OMUA. We return...

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by fishmeal
Tue May 14, 2019 4:52 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Two Alaskan Floatplanes down, 6 missing
Replies: 9
Views: 3518

Re: Two Alaskan Floatplanes down, 6 missing

Any word on the registration of the Beaver? We flew on one in August of 2013, touring the Misty Fjords.

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by fishmeal
Fri Mar 01, 2019 4:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 5 Years Later, When Will They Find MH370?
Replies: 94
Views: 16776

Re: 5 Years Later, When Will They Find MH370?

The Titanic was found 73 years after it sank. The necessary technology didn’t exist at the time. I think MH370 will be a similar story. Its discovery will no doubt make big news sometime in the future. Maybe even after we’re all gone. As I understood it, the hunt for Titanic was largely an accident...

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by fishmeal
Mon Feb 11, 2019 5:24 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qantas VH-OQA out of service?
Replies: 7
Views: 2171

Re: Qantas VH-OQA out of service?

Thanks for the updates. I do wonder why Flightradar24 lists flights for the day QF doesn't fly SYD - DFW?

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by fishmeal
Mon Feb 11, 2019 2:32 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qantas VH-OQA out of service?
Replies: 7
Views: 2171

Qantas VH-OQA out of service?

On the 5th of February QFA 7 departed from Sydney on its flight to DFW. That evening QFA 8 did not depart DFW as usual. Flightradar24 has both flights marked as status unknown. Again, looking at Flightradar24, I was able to find 11 of the 12 Qantas A380s. One might be in the shop. I did notice that ...

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by fishmeal
Sun Feb 10, 2019 7:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why no LGW-FRA?
Replies: 24
Views: 3984

Re: Why no LGW-FRA?

In 2007 three of us had to pay over 100 pounds for the bus between LHR and LGW in order to continue our trip from Frankfurt to DFW. That was good for somebody's bottom line since there were no direct flights.

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by fishmeal
Fri Feb 08, 2019 4:35 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: What are the routes currently flown with Airbus 340 ?
Replies: 57
Views: 5474

Re: What are the routes currently flown with Airbus 340 ?

When F-OMUA (787-9) joined Tahiti Nui late last year the first A340 to go was F-OJTN. With the arrival of the second 787-9 (F-ONUI), which A340 will join Bora Bora in the desert? We flew F-OJTN to Papeete last year: the interior was in serious need of a refresh. Our return to LAX on F-OJGF was a bet...

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by fishmeal
Fri Jan 18, 2019 2:51 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: US-Russia nonstop flights
Replies: 80
Views: 11769

Re: US-Russia nonstop flights

I actually used miles to fly AA ORD-DME in 2009. That was the end of April and the flu epidemic was in full swing: the Russians came on board after we landed and randomly checked people's temperature. Almost everyone in passport control was wearing a mask. In 2104 we flew SQ IAH-DME: that was really...

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by fishmeal
Mon Jan 14, 2019 4:58 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Final Passenger flight for the Boeing 727
Replies: 78
Views: 14905

Re: Final Passenger flight for the Boeing 727

I did fly on a Southwest 727! My first flight on a 727 was with AA, LGA - ORD in 1967. My 82nd and final flight on this great aircraft was again with AA, CUN - DFW in 1996. There were flights with 14 different airlines on 4 different continents, with one intercontinental flight on CO from MAR to MSY...

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by fishmeal
Wed Dec 12, 2018 6:07 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Did United/Continental Ever Fly Mainland US - Guam?
Replies: 55
Views: 8516

Re: Did United/Continental Ever Fly Mainland US - Guam?

I lived on Guam for 2 years in the 60's. It was never as humid as Florida ever. We didn't even have air conditioning. Highs were in the mid 80's and lows in the mid 70's. Pan Am was the only airline. West bound you could go to Manila and Saigon: east bound stopped in Wake and Honolulu on the way to ...

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by fishmeal
Thu Oct 11, 2018 2:47 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What was 1st type of aircraft to offer regular Non Stop passenger service across the Atlantic?
Replies: 49
Views: 10599

Re: What was 1st type of aircraft to offer regular Non Stop passenger service across the Atlantic?

I think I've mentioned this in another thread, so forgive me if I'm boring you. As a 10 year old I flew with my mother and two brothers from Oakland to Naha on a Transocean L749 to join my father, who was working for the Air Force on Okinawa. The trip began on the 25th of June, 1958 and ended in the...

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by fishmeal
Wed Oct 03, 2018 2:26 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WN Hawaii from DAL & HOU?
Replies: 86
Views: 8717

Re: WN Hawaii from DAL & HOU?

I've flown both the Atlantic and Pacific in prop planes with 4 across seating...and I've flown them in the 747 and A380. As long as I have a window seat I'm fine. I would be interested in flying a MAX7 from here in Dallas to Hawaii if it is ever offered!

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by fishmeal
Sun Sep 16, 2018 5:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: CONFIRMED: Air France Announces Dallas-Paris starting 2019
Replies: 134
Views: 16395

Re: CONFIRMED: Air France Announces Dallas-Paris starting 2019

For anyone not familiar with Dallas, it's hot in the summer with frequent 100 degree days and can be downright cold in the winter with snow and ice. There are a couple of rodeos around but the big one in Fort Worth occurs in February. There are parks and museum here, but I would say that overall Dal...

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by fishmeal
Wed Sep 12, 2018 3:35 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 787 Production/Delivery Thread - 2018
Replies: 1176
Views: 309864

Re: 787 Production/Delivery Thread - 2018

We flew on F-OJTN in January, about the oldest A340 in the Tahiti Nui fleet. They so need the likes of F-OUMA...what a beautiful 787!

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by fishmeal
Sun Aug 26, 2018 4:41 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 2nd longest non stop MAX flight begins today
Replies: 109
Views: 21364

Re: 2nd longest non stop MAX flight begins today

At the end of the propeller era my family flew OAK to OKA on an L749: 4-across seating but comfy for a 10 year old. One of the crew told us we were averaging about 280 mph during the leg from Honolulu to Wake Island. Total travel time was about 39 hours, with about 28 of that in the air. We spent o...

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by fishmeal
Sat Aug 25, 2018 10:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 2nd longest non stop MAX flight begins today
Replies: 109
Views: 21364

Re: 2nd longest non stop MAX flight begins today

At the end of the propeller era my family flew OAK to OKA on an L749: 4-across seating but comfy for a 10 year old. One of the crew told us we were averaging about 280 mph during the leg from Honolulu to Wake Island. Total travel time was about 39 hours, with about 28 of that in the air. We spent on...

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by fishmeal
Fri Jun 15, 2018 1:05 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qantas “nosedive” on Sunday...
Replies: 42
Views: 16040

Re: Qantas “nosedive” on Sunday...

I thought QF12 was the 747 flight from JFK via LAX??? QF12 is JFK-LAX-SYD with a change of equipment at LAX on most days. So JFK-LAX is operated with 747, which goes on to BNE; and LAX-SYD is operated with A380. Thanks for that: I've watched the 747 going back and forth to JFK on FlightRadar many t...

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by fishmeal
Thu Jun 14, 2018 5:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qantas “nosedive” on Sunday...
Replies: 42
Views: 16040

Re: Qantas “nosedive” on Sunday...

I thought QF12 was the 747 flight from JFK via LAX???

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by fishmeal
Sat Jun 09, 2018 4:58 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Fatal Incident Where Plane Returned to Service
Replies: 95
Views: 12805

Re: Fatal Incident Where Plane Returned to Service

"Clipper Ocean Rover" (N754PA): on 11-Aug-1982 it was PA830 (Tokyo-Honolulu) when a bomb planted under a seat exploded, killing a 16-year-old boy. The explosive made a small hole in the fuselage: the plane was repaired and put back into service.

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by fishmeal
Sun Apr 29, 2018 8:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Flying 2000 miles over open water in twins powered by CFM56-7
Replies: 257
Views: 27909

Re: Flying 2000 miles over open water in twins powered by CFM56-7

Someone desperate to visit Hawaii could try to ship himself FedEx on a 3-holer...

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by fishmeal
Tue Mar 27, 2018 4:14 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing formally delivers the first 787-10 to Singapore Airlines
Replies: 113
Views: 23072

Re: Boeing formally delivers the first 787-10 to Singapore Airlines

I totally disagree about he look of the nose of the 787. I think it's fine and never have I ever thought it looked like a mini-van! And the 350 looks quite similar to me: a clone as it were.

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by fishmeal
Mon Jan 08, 2018 2:19 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 787 Production/Delivery Thread - 2018
Replies: 1176
Views: 309864

Re: 787 Production/Delivery Thread 2018

I was lucky enough to fly on both the -8 and -9 last August. After many recent 767, 777 and even lone 757 and 330 TATL trips, I found the 787 to be the smoothest, most comfortable plane of the lot. The only thing that irritates me is the "Outer Limits" takeover of the windows. I like to lo...

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by fishmeal
Thu Jan 04, 2018 8:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DAL 1735 Turned Back to LAX
Replies: 0
Views: 785

DAL 1735 Turned Back to LAX

Tuesday, Jan. 2, FlightRadar24 showed that Delta 1735 to LIH had headed back to LAX but circled out over the Pacific several times before finally landing. The same aircraft (N535US) proceeded on to Kauai at 11:18 pm. I was just wondering if anyone knows what caused the diversion?

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by fishmeal
Tue Nov 21, 2017 2:12 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Who designed Continental's (and as a result, United's) Globe Livery?
Replies: 37
Views: 10946

Re: Who designed Continental's (and as a result, United's) Globe Livery?

Sorry, but I've always liked the Continental "globe" tail art. I got my first student discount card from them in the mid-60's: you could fly half-off standby on any airline that offered such a thing. I didn't actually fly on Continental until the mid-70's: my first ride on a wide-body jet ...

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by fishmeal
Thu Nov 09, 2017 4:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Does the 787 actually fly any point to point routes?
Replies: 120
Views: 23344

Re: Does the 787 actually fly any point to point routes?

Speaking of the 787, just noticed on FlightRadar that a 787-10 (N565ZC) has left CHS for DWC. Would this be strictly a "test flight" or is something interesting going on in Dubai?

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by fishmeal
Sun Nov 05, 2017 7:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Avianca In Colombia
Replies: 5
Views: 1446

Re: Avianca In Colombia

That site is much more comprehensive than Airfleets.net.

Thanks for the link!
Dean

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by fishmeal
Sun Oct 29, 2017 4:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Avianca In Colombia
Replies: 5
Views: 1446

Re: Avianca In Colombia

I've been looking at fleet compositions on Airfleets.net and it doesn't list Avianca Colombia. Looking at FlightRadar24 I noticed that the Avianca planes I see inflight all have US registry, like the B787-8 N972AV and the A330 N973AV. What is the deal? Under what group does this airline fall? Wikipe...

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by fishmeal
Tue Jul 25, 2017 1:56 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Older aircraft routes
Replies: 11
Views: 1724

Re: Older aircraft routes

One of my favorites was a Delta overnight flight from ORD to IAH with stops along the way in STL, MEM, and SHV before finally reaching Houston about 5:00 am. This was in 1971 when I was a student at UW Madison. First you had to connect through MKE on a Northwest 727 before boarding the Delta DC-9 at...

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by fishmeal
Thu Jun 16, 2016 2:23 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: B52 Question About Bomb Loads During Vietnam
Replies: 34
Views: 26579

Re: B52 Question About Bomb Loads During Vietnam

I was a high school senior when we moved to Guam in 1965. We lived in Agana which was about half way down the island from Anderson AFB, about 15 miles. Apra Harbor, where the bombs arrived by ship, was further south. Many times in the early morning while riding the bus to JFK High School I would loo...

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by fishmeal
Sat Apr 16, 2016 8:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Panam 707 Incident Details Needed
Replies: 13
Views: 5283

RE: Panam 707 Incident Details Needed

I flew on 3 different Pan Am 707's is the 60's, the last being from Guam to Manila in 1967. That was the Clipper Liberty Bell (N715PA). We flew through the edge of a typhoon but nothing fell off: I was watching the #1 engine flapping in the breeze, as it were. I'll have to get that book as well.

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by fishmeal
Thu Feb 18, 2016 3:51 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Pope's Flight To Rome
Replies: 12
Views: 2709

Pope's Flight To Rome

I just watched the Pope's flight from Juarez to Rome fly over <acronym title="Dallas / Fort Worth - International (Regional) (DFW / KDFW), USA - Texas">DFW</acronym> at 35,000 feet. I noticed that the Aeromexico 787 has an "N" tail number. Isn't that reserved for US aircraft? Mexican airliners usual...

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by fishmeal
Fri Jan 15, 2016 3:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Pan Am DC-10s (and L1011-500s)
Replies: 60
Views: 11024

RE: Pan Am DC-10s (and L1011-500s)

On the day Braniff shut down in 1982 we were scheduled to fly with them from <acronym title="Houston - George Bush Intercontinental (IAH / KIAH), USA - Texas">IAH</acronym> to <acronym title="London - Gatwick (LGW / EGKK), United Kingdom">LGW</acronym> via <acronym title="Dallas / Fort Worth - Inter...

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by fishmeal
Mon Jul 20, 2015 4:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Constellation Interior Question
Replies: 21
Views: 6326

RE: Constellation Interior Question

When I was ten we flew from Oakland to Naha on a Transocean L-749, with stops in Hawaii, Wake, and Guam. The seats seemed well cushioned and there was ample space for us kids. I don't recall there being any births on that plane or galleys in the middle, for that matter. We spent two nights on the pl...

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by fishmeal
Thu Jul 09, 2015 2:51 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA 720 (CLT to FCO) Returning to PHL
Replies: 22
Views: 6474

AA 720 (CLT to FCO) Returning to PHL

From the 707 to the 777, I flew on them all...except for the 720. Too late now. Ironic that the current American flight # 720 is an Airbus.

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by fishmeal
Thu Jul 09, 2015 2:25 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA 720 (CLT to FCO) Returning to PHL
Replies: 22
Views: 6474

AA 720 (CLT to FCO) Returning to PHL

Sorry, this one was an A330 and it landed at PHL: there are probably a lot of PO'd travelers who won't be in Rome for a morning cappachino.

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by fishmeal
Thu Jul 09, 2015 2:09 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA 720 (CLT to FCO) Returning to PHL
Replies: 22
Views: 6474

AA 720 (CLT to FCO) Returning to PHL

AA 720, an A330 from <acronym title="Charlotte - Douglas International (CLT / KCLT), USA - North Carolina">CLT</acronym> to <acronym title="Rome - Fiumicino (Leonardo da Vinci) (FCO / LIRF), Italy">FCO</acronym>, turned around over the Atlantic and appears to be headed for <acronym title="Philadelph...

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by fishmeal
Mon Jun 22, 2015 5:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Athens Airport - Hub Possibility?
Replies: 62
Views: 12383

RE: Athens Airport - Hub Possibility?

Athens is still a very nice airport while Istanbul is crowed and uses a vast array of "bus to plane" services to accommodate all of the flights on two serviceable runways. We just flew <acronym title="Turkish Airlines">TK</acronym> on the "spoke" to Athens and back: a 77W there and A330-300 on retur...

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by fishmeal
Thu May 21, 2015 7:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UAE222 Diverted To WAW
Replies: 21
Views: 8178

RE: UAE222 Diverted To WAW

The aircraft landed back at DXB at 8:19 am on May 21.

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by fishmeal
Thu May 07, 2015 7:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA Inaugural 787 7/5/15
Replies: 36
Views: 16054

AA Inaugural 787 7/5/15

Both N800AN and later N801AC have made numerous training flight during the past few months, traveling to Chicago, St. Louis and Phoenix domestically and England, Japan and South America internationally.

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by fishmeal
Thu Apr 30, 2015 7:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: KE32 Circling West Of DFW
Replies: 13
Views: 7543

KE32 Circling West Of DFW

According to FlightRadar24 they did land back at DFW.

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by fishmeal
Thu Apr 30, 2015 6:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: KE32 Circling West Of DFW
Replies: 13
Views: 7543

KE32 Circling West Of DFW

Should have read KAL32...sorry.

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by fishmeal
Thu Apr 30, 2015 6:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: KE32 Circling West Of DFW
Replies: 13
Views: 7543

KE32 Circling West Of DFW

KL32 took off from DFW this afternoon and is presently circling west of Fort Worth at 7900'. It's a beautiful spring day here: what gives?

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by fishmeal
Sat Apr 25, 2015 2:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA Deferring 5 787 Dreamliners
Replies: 35
Views: 20355

RE: AA Deferring 5 787 Dreamliners

N804AN landed after the storm front passed DFW. They did make one complete circle northwest of Wichita Falls and one obvious jog to the north closer in.

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by fishmeal
Sun Mar 15, 2015 11:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: And The Next AA 787 Routes...
Replies: 31
Views: 11504

RE: And The Next AA 787 Routes...

Anybody know why N801AC has been at ORD since last Thursday?

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by fishmeal
Tue Feb 10, 2015 5:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA; Why No JFK To DFW
Replies: 15
Views: 9299

RE: AA; Why No JFK To DFW

I was on that <acronym title="New York - John F. Kennedy International (Idlewild) (JFK / KJFK), USA - New York">JFK</acronym>-<acronym title="Dallas / Fort Worth - International (DFW / KDFW), USA - Texas">DFW</acronym> flight in November of 2012. I thought it was just the next flight out of several ...

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by fishmeal
Sun Feb 01, 2015 1:24 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Are There Any Operational Lockheed L-1011?
Replies: 80
Views: 47456

RE: Are There Any Operational Lockheed L-1011?

We got our Braniff tickets to London on the day in 1982 that Howard Putnam rolled them into bankruptcy. Pan Am let us on their <acronym title="Houston - George Bush Intercontinental (IAH / KIAH), USA - Texas">IAH</acronym> - Gatwick flight with those tickets: business class on their dash 500 TriStar...

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by fishmeal
Tue Jan 27, 2015 5:16 pm
Forum: Site Related
Topic: Myaviation Issues
Replies: 163
Views: 6584

RE: Myaviation Issues

This is sad. I suppose I still have all of the images that I've saved to MyAviation.net over the years, but it was such a handy resource. I suppose most of the pictures that I have of historical interest are also on Airliners.net, but they never accepted a lot of my personal favorites.

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