Nice article in Business First About BNIA. Ranked #1 by JD Power for Midsized airports.
Congrats to the NFTA and WNY travelers.
https://www.bizjournals.com/buffalo/new ... class.html
mrbonfire wrote:ADrum23 wrote:or a state bordering Mexico.
I never knew Florida or Alabama bordered Mexico.
what year did pan am stop anyway The last scheduled 707 flight on Pan Am was 1981, but not sure what date exactly. If I'm not mistaken, the last flight of a PanAm 707 was a charter on January 26, 1981 MSY-PHL returning the Eagles to Philadelphia after Super Bowl XV. I believe it was Clipper Reindee...Jump to post
From what I understand the Boeing 707 was the original manual reversion aircraft. Unlike the Boeing 727 which had a 3,000 psi split A and B hydraulic system, the 707 relied on servo tabs, counter weights, bell cranks, pullies and pilot muscle power for two of the three axis. The rudder, which Boein...Jump to post
LOT must be angling for better rates from Toronto Pearson :roll: Honestly I'm surprised that low cost European carriers like Norwegian or WOW aren't making inroads into Buffalo as an alternative to YYZ. Sure it is a smaller terminal and would require expansion of its customs facilities to handle re...Jump to post
I remember Eastern has a quasi-shuttle 4x daily (3x sat & sun) service between BUF-LGA in 1982 or 1984. Didn't last very long but it did in fact depart and arrive at the shuttle terminal. I took it every weekend. It was so convenient, left the office in downtown Buffalo at 4:00 and on the plane ...Jump to post
So BUF will have 4 choices to South Florida... And ROC has f12@#ng ZERO If AA does make it permanent as people expect (we shall see) and if you include NK at IAG which is so close they essentially serve the same area there will be 5. Actually, I'm surprised F9 didn't go to IAG instead of BUF seeing...Jump to post
BUFJACK10 wrote: MO11 wrote: Remember when UA did BUF-MIA nonstop all year (and ROC-MIA on season)? United flew BUF-MIA in the 70's using mostly DC-8's and an occasional 727. It was a very popular route at the time. I flew it frequently and was quite full especially in the winter months. Pretty sur...Jump to post
MO11 wrote: Remember when UA did BUF-MIA nonstop all year (and ROC-MIA on season)? I don't know about those, but I assumed that you were talking about a route set up to sustain the Miami hub purchased from Pan Am. I went to departed flights to look it up and saw, well before the Pan Am MIA hub tran...Jump to post
WHY is my only question? Buffalo won't get TATL service anytime soon or in the future... It's a depressed city with nothing to offer airlines overseas. I don't think you have any clue about the city if that's what you think. I think the comment about being depressed was correct 15 years ago after m...Jump to post
UA EWR-BUF DEC 6>5
[quoteOne factor that one must also consider is the weather, BUF is smack in the middle of lake effect country, and some carriers might shy away for that reason alone unless they were only considering seasonal summer routes.][/quote] BUF has experienced little downtime and rarely closes during the w...Jump to post
PA like never had any money so I doubt they could have gotten all the leases and stuff at that time. I've read Skygods recently and under William Seawell after a round of employment and route reductions Pan Am was in fact making money and not doing too badly If I remember they actually had a cash b...Jump to post
Can't speak to it happening anytime soon, but I think bringing back the tulip wouldn't hurt. Infact, just remove the globe on the tail and put a gold tulip on its place. IMO, I think that would look stunning. The thing about the tulip is that it really doesn't portray United as a global airline, wh...Jump to post
Many times on approach to BUF pilots would request permission to circle Niagara Falls at a low altitude so passengers can get a birdseye view. It was always a nice treat people enjoyed. These weren't scheduled sightseeing, but appreciated and enjoyed, especially by visitors.Jump to post
All the G4 changes are cuts. Is this something seasonally normal for them? Due to MD80 retirements? Maintenance? Seems expensive to have so much hardware sitting around not generating revenue, especially that have brand new frames on order.
After watching the video, I agree it is unfortunate that there really isn't any indication of what happened prior to boarding. The situation may have begun before boarding and the passenger with the child may have been informed that the stroller needed to be gate checked.(After traveling with small ...Jump to post
[quoteYou realize that that is what the A319 and 737-700 are. And don't mention their poor recent sales, they are outdated, overweight shrinks, the CS300 is not.][/quote] I'd agree that the A319 is a shrink, however, I don't believe the 737-700 is a shrink. If memory serves the 700 was an updated ve...Jump to post
The only thing though isn't the RC 72S out of place in Buffalo. But I agree it sure looks like Buffalo.
timz wrote: Where did EA fly a 757 from BUF? I'm pretty sure ATL and maybe MIA were the only places EA flew from BUF. EA flew the 757 on ATL-BUF-YYZ routing on two of it's four daily flights. At times it originated in MIA but not always. They also flew this routing with L1011, A300 727 and DC9. UA ...Jump to post
Actually there's a strong possibility it could be BUF looking out from the Eastern gates in the West terminal. All the aircraft shown were flown into BUF during the 80's and the aircraft in the west terminal were parked at an angle to allow aircraft to exit without a tug. The radar tower and the veg...Jump to post
I am a transplant to Buffalo from St Louis and live in the city. When I first was offered my current position 10 years ago I have to admit I heard the negative comments and almost turned down the position. I am so glad I didn't. The city has progressed so much in a short period and it's very livable...Jump to post
I've always felt it's one of the more convenient terminals to use, it's nice to see the NFTA is continually looking at ways to accommodate expected growth. The article also mentions possible new foreign carriers. It'll be interesting to see over the next few years if this happens. http://buffalonews...Jump to post
Iv'e always been a fan of the BAC-111. Although not much to look at the sound of the Spey's, especially on takeoff was unique. I never could believe such loud crackling noise could emit from a small jet. I do miss that sound. Here's a link I enjoy, I hope you all do as well http://bac1-11jet.co.uk/Jump to post
New York Air was for NYC not NY state That is correct, NYA had very little presence in upstate. Not named after a specific state, but there was also Ozark Air Lines which was based in Missouri (part of the Ozark Plateau) and served cities in states that are part of the Ozarks. Along those lines Emp...Jump to post
klm617 wrote: md2012 wrote: I can't imagine a wide body jet in BUF. The airport mainly has narrow body jets and I don't even know if the airbridges can handle a 777. DC10 and L1011 flights used to be regulars at BUF by AA and EA AA even flew BUF-LGA with DC10s. UA may have flown them ORD alongside ...Jump to post
Any idea why it was operating to Nassau? I'm assuming a private charter but I've always wondered if Eastern would step into the Vacation Charter business, partnering with the likes of Apple Vacations or Vacation Express. I'm not sure, but is not unusual charters to warmer climates at this time of y...Jump to post
Just an FYI I saw an Eastern 738 parked at BUF at the international wing headed to Nassau at 12:10 this afternoon. It's a nice change to see the hockey stick parked almost in the same area where Eastern used to depart a couple of decades ago. It brought back some very nice memoriesJump to post
I do have to say the offerings at BUF are relatively good ranging from fast food to sit down. Checkers replaced Burger King and if you're in the mood for Mickey D'S or Starbucks and have the time, they're a short walk across Genessee Street. The prices may be a little higher but all in all not too b...Jump to post
Then it would't surprise you to know that in the fledgling Athens aviation museum, our 742 appropriately named "Olympic Eagle" has pride of place. It has been undergoing renovation recently and hopefully I will upload a couple of pictures. [/quote]That would be incredible, thanks for the ...Jump to post
Definitely a sad time. I'm sure he was happy that the 747 remains active today, albeit in a declining and changing role. For me, I first flew the 747 from JFK to Athens on an Olympic 742 and fell in love with it. As I got older there was something special and intimate about flying in the nose sectio...Jump to post
It's common knowledge that 50 seat aircraft are slowly leaving scheduled service in favor of more efficient aircraft. I've always been curious as to which overall is the more cost effective of the 2. I couldn't find any information on this using the search functionJump to post