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by BUFJACK10
Fri Jul 05, 2019 11:38 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: United 738 Designations
Replies: 15
Views: 2625

Re: United 738 Designations

I’ve noticed on the flight status page that United has various 738 types, one designated a 738SPF, another 738W. I think I remember another as well but cannot recall how it’s listed. No other aircraft seems to have these suffix designations. I tried google and couldn’t find anything using various p...

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by BUFJACK10
Fri Jul 05, 2019 9:45 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: United 738 Designations
Replies: 15
Views: 2625

United 738 Designations

I’ve noticed on the flight status page that United has various 738 types, one designated a 738SPF, another 738W. I think I remember another as well but cannot recall how it’s listed. No other aircraft seems to have these suffix designations. I tried google and couldn’t find anything using various pa...

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by BUFJACK10
Sun Jun 23, 2019 8:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: History of American's St. Louis Hub
Replies: 46
Views: 5116

Re: History of American's St. Louis Hub

When did AA started building a hub at ORD, and was the timing related to their STL hub experiment? AA had hub styled operations at ORD since the late 1970's. I think the official hub announce came around 1983. Between 1984 and 1986, they were able to acquire most of the H concourse from DL, who mov...

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by BUFJACK10
Sat Jun 22, 2019 12:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: History of American's St. Louis Hub
Replies: 46
Views: 5116

Re: History of American's St. Louis Hub

If memory serves AA also operated somewhat of a hub in STL in the early days of deregulation (around 1978-79) that was supposed to serve the same purpose. It did not last long, just as the former TWA operation.

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by BUFJACK10
Sat Jun 15, 2019 1:24 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737 replacement, back on the table in summer 2019?
Replies: 287
Views: 57053

Re: Boeing 737 replacement, back on the table in summer 2019?

Boeing has 1000s of planes on order. Stock is going up. Is there a need for Boeing to launch something new? Customers dictate what a manufacturer will produce. Stock price is a result of how well they are able to meet customer needs. If you don’t have foresight and think what you have now is suffic...

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by BUFJACK10
Mon Jun 10, 2019 2:51 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Texas Air 1981 Purchase of Continental
Replies: 17
Views: 1854

Re: Texas Air 1981 Purchase of Continental

Once gone, Lorenzo’s heirs had just better cremate his remains and scatter them afar upon the four winds, so this corpse and remains are not desecrated and dug up by airline survivors or the lure of others to come dance upon his grave. I was kind of hoping for an intelligent opinion on a valid ques...

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by BUFJACK10
Mon Jun 10, 2019 12:37 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Texas Air 1981 Purchase of Continental
Replies: 17
Views: 1854

Texas Air 1981 Purchase of Continental

In the March/April edition of Airways there was a good series of articles on the history of Continental through today. I did notice some minor factual errors but what I am most interested in are opinions on the following. Bruce Hicks, who was a staunch supporter of Frank Lorenzo, stated he firmly be...

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by BUFJACK10
Thu May 30, 2019 12:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Upstate New York Thread - 2019
Replies: 301
Views: 34694

Re: Upstate New York Thread - 2019

American’s BUF - DFW must be doing pretty good, I was checking random dates in June, July and August and it’s upgraded from an A319 to a B738. Good to see, maybe it’ll encourage to add additional nonstops from DFW to the other major upstate airports

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by BUFJACK10
Tue May 28, 2019 12:58 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA191 40 Year Anniversary coming up
Replies: 155
Views: 18918

Re: AA191 40 Year Anniversary coming up

There are so many people that are often affected by this type of tragedy. I was on the inbound from Phoenix that morning on a PHX-ORD-BUF after a job interview the previous day and remember looking back at the podium after disembarking and seeing the flight information as AA 191 to Los Angeles. Even...

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by BUFJACK10
Thu May 09, 2019 12:20 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Upstate New York Thread - 2019
Replies: 301
Views: 34694

Re: Upstate New York Thread - 2019

A pretty good article on the beginning of and $80 million renovation at BNIA. The original new terminal cost somewhere in the vicinity of $56 million in the 90's, even adjusted for inflation it's a pretty hefty budget for improvements. https://buffalonews.com/2019/05/06/80-million-airport-facelift-b...

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by BUFJACK10
Tue May 07, 2019 12:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Continental Micronesia Extended Routes
Replies: 39
Views: 5403

Re: Continental Micronesia Extended Routes

They still service Hong Kong to this day along with Japan from the GUM hub. It is a full-fledged hub for United still post-merger which shocks quite a bit of people. I was in Hong Kong a couple of years ago and was so confused to see a United 737 land and taxi to a gate. Didn’t Air Micronesia serve...

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by BUFJACK10
Sat May 04, 2019 9:48 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Miami Air 737 runway overrun into river at NAS Jacksonville
Replies: 247
Views: 41742

Re: Miami Air 737 runway overrun into river at NAS Jacksonville

bgm wrote:
Yet another 737 runway overrun. Why do these incidents always seem to be on that aircraft? Higher approach speeds vs other aircraft?


Could be that the sheer number of 737’s in service increase the odds of an incident. Can’t really say the aircraft is at fault until all the facts are in.

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by BUFJACK10
Mon Apr 15, 2019 2:25 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Trump wants Boeing to rebrand 737MAX
Replies: 82
Views: 8932

Re: Trump wants Boeing to rebrand 737MAX

Link to the Tweet: https://twitter.com/realDonaldTrump/status/1117736685721223168 There is perhaps something in this. After the early DC-10 crashes, and particularly after AA191, airlines were loathe to advertise the fact they were flying DC-10s. The 'DC-10 LuxuryLiner' moniker was, for example, sc...

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by BUFJACK10
Sun Apr 14, 2019 12:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Did CO ever fly to JFK
Replies: 31
Views: 5903

Re: Did CO ever fly to JFK

Co operated a DC 10 from JFK to HNL in the 80's. If you look at departed flights for the February '87 time table you can see the flight. I do not recall when they stopped the flight. They did indeed operate a nonstop to HNL from JFK. It did not operate daily and continued on to SYD I believe, or ma...

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by BUFJACK10
Sun Mar 17, 2019 8:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Pan Am 747 in 1977
Replies: 6
Views: 1097

Re: Pan Am 747 in 1977

747-121, Small letters, blue cheatline

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by BUFJACK10
Sat Mar 16, 2019 4:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Upstate New York Thread - 2019
Replies: 301
Views: 34694

Re: Upstate New York Thread - 2019

WN is adding BUF-BNA Saturdays only starting in October. WN 2135 Depart BUF 1:10PM ET, Arrive BNA 2:10PM CT WN 5389 Depart BNA 12:45PM CT, Arrive BUF 3:35PM ET Definitely nice to add Nashville to Buffalo direct flights starting in October ....... but on Saturdays only is kind of weird. How successf...

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by BUFJACK10
Mon Feb 25, 2019 2:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Upstate New York Thread - 2019
Replies: 301
Views: 34694

Re: Upstate New York Thread - 2019

AA has been slowly reducing BOS PTP flying. I hope if DL decides on ROC AA doesn’t end.

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by BUFJACK10
Fri Feb 15, 2019 2:43 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: A380 Biggest manufacturing loss in civil aviation to date?
Replies: 127
Views: 14157

Re: A380 Biggest manufacturing loss in civil aviation ?

The 787 was a mistake? Didn’t mean to imply that, not even close, I think the 787 will eventually be a profitable program for Boeing[/quote In my opinion, efficient aircraft designs such as the 787 and A350 helped stifle the need for large aircraft such as the A380. Most airlines do not need high c...

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by BUFJACK10
Thu Feb 07, 2019 2:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Fort Lauderdale/Hollywood Int’l Memories
Replies: 42
Views: 4626

Re: Fort Lauderdale/Hollywood Int’l Memories

Ironically the destination with the most daily flights from FLL back then was MIA with almost 25 daily jet flights a day, and several were widebody. This is probably the only route in the history of aviation where there were more jets per day than miles between the airports, which is only 20. http:...

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by BUFJACK10
Wed Feb 06, 2019 1:01 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Upstate New York Thread - 2019
Replies: 301
Views: 34694

Re: Upstate New York Thread - 2019

I found this Youtube video of the infamous Blizzard of 77 in Buffalo. It's a 1/2 hour newscast and has snippets of recovery efforts at BUF and IAG. But to me the most interesting part was at the end of the video around minute marker 30 the first flight out after a 4 day closure was a United 727 to F...

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by BUFJACK10
Tue Jan 15, 2019 4:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Upstate New York Thread - 2019
Replies: 301
Views: 34694

Re: Upstate New York Thread - 2019

I just saw G4 is add 2x weekly seasonal service Niagara Falls (IAG) to Savannah GA (SAV).

Interesting choice, but happy to see a new destination for WNY.

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by BUFJACK10
Sun Jan 13, 2019 11:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Upstate New York Thread - 2019
Replies: 301
Views: 34694

Re: Upstate New York Thread - 2019

From the OAG thread B6 BUF-LAX MAY 1.0>0.7[1.0] what does that mean? Frequency reduction, for this flight it is not unusual. Last off season it reduced Oct - May not operating BUF-LAX on Tues, Wed and Saturday and LAX-BUF on WED, THUR and Sunday. For fall 2018 it operated daily until 12/31 except f...

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by BUFJACK10
Tue Jan 08, 2019 1:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Horizon Air Fokker F28 History
Replies: 18
Views: 3704

Re: Horizon Air Fokker F28 History

How many U.S. carriers used the F-28? One dozen: Air21 Altair American America West Express Business Express Empire Airlines Horizon Air Mid Pacific Midway Airlines Piedmont Pilgrim USAir And apparently Wayne Newton had a private one. According to Wiki - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_Fokker...

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by BUFJACK10
Sat Dec 29, 2018 2:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Upstate New York Thread - 2018
Replies: 763
Views: 62029

Re: Upstate New York Thread - 2018

Jim Correct ... i have no evidence to prove my point. Nor will you find any stats to prove I am wrong. But dont get bent of shape. If you live in Rochester .... go ask people. Out of all my friends I had in Rochester, only 1 time did I hear someone go to the ROC airport. The rest flew out of Buffal...

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by BUFJACK10
Fri Dec 28, 2018 2:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Upstate New York Thread - 2018
Replies: 763
Views: 62029

Re: Upstate New York Thread - 2018

BNIA / Buffalo airport just surpassed 5 million passengers ....... I am honestly kind of bummed by this. I was hoping a full year of F9 would get them back up to 5.4 to 5.5 million. The Buffalo airport still has ways to go before we get back to pre airline mergers. I just had to lol hearing you bum...

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by BUFJACK10
Sat Dec 22, 2018 10:04 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Upstate New York Thread - 2018
Replies: 763
Views: 62029

Re: Upstate New York Thread - 2018

Exciting news for SYR considering BUF doesn’t even have AA mainline to ORD Considering during the late spring/summer UA generally runs 3-4 daily mainline to ORD from BUF and ROC (and SYR has 0-1 daily) really this is years behind in my opinion. Without a doubt Chicago has got to be as far as capaci...

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by BUFJACK10
Mon Dec 10, 2018 1:01 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Upstate New York Thread - 2018
Replies: 763
Views: 62029

Re: Upstate New York Thread - 2018

From BTS's T-100 segment database, these are the top 10 airlines at BUF for Jan-Aug 2018. CARRIER_NAME PASSENGERS Percentage Southwest Airlines Co. 1069949 31.37% JetBlue Airways 545362 15.99% Delta Air Lines Inc. 377479 11.07% Republic Airline 235222 6.90% Endeavor Air Inc. 232027 6.80% American A...

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by BUFJACK10
Sun Dec 09, 2018 1:27 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Upstate New York Thread - 2018
Replies: 763
Views: 62029

Re: Upstate New York Thread - 2018

https://buffalonews.com/2018/12/08/airports-80-million-upgrade-begins-dec-18-to-make-flying-easier/ Buffalo airport is ready for renovations! Starting December 18th! If you click the link, the airport I think is adding 2 gates ... even though the story doesnt mention it. Its highlighted in the blue...

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by BUFJACK10
Sun Dec 09, 2018 12:50 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Upstate New York Thread - 2018
Replies: 763
Views: 62029

Re: Upstate New York Thread - 2018

https://buffalonews.com/2018/12/08/airports-80-million-upgrade-begins-dec-18-to-make-flying-easier/ Buffalo airport is ready for renovations! Starting December 18th! If you click the link, the airport I think is adding 2 gates ... even though the story doesnt mention it. Its highlighted in the blue...

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by BUFJACK10
Thu Nov 15, 2018 1:27 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: When Did United Fully Phase Out Battleship Grey?
Replies: 97
Views: 13359

Re: When Did United Fully Phase Out Battleship Grey?

Unpopular opinion I’m sure....but I loved this livery. Being born in 1992 and growing up in Denver, it’s just the United I remember. Back when they had happy meals for kids on board! I remember getting to fly in 747 once, it was a domestic flight....Denver to Orlando but I think we connected somewh...

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by BUFJACK10
Wed Nov 07, 2018 12:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: EWR prior to UA and CO merger
Replies: 48
Views: 5171

Re: EWR prior to UA and CO merger

I’m pretty sure I remember People’s express moving to terminal C before Continental bought them? I think it was just the international 747 services in terminal C until after the merger. If I remember one reason for the after merger meltdown was Continental trying to cram all the ops into either A a...

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by BUFJACK10
Wed Nov 07, 2018 10:24 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: EWR prior to UA and CO merger
Replies: 48
Views: 5171

Re: EWR prior to UA and CO merger

I’m pretty sure I remember People’s express moving to terminal C before Continental bought them? I think it was just the international 747 services in terminal C until after the merger. If I remember one reason for the after merger meltdown was Continental trying to cram all the ops into either A a...

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by BUFJACK10
Sun Nov 04, 2018 12:26 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Upstate New York Thread - 2018
Replies: 763
Views: 62029

Re: Upstate New York Thread - 2018

Driving SYR-ROC is the same length as driving ROC-SYR, unless there's a rip in the time-space continuum along the Thruway that I don't know about.... WN clearly thinks, as AirTran thought, Rochester is a more profitable location than Syracuse. I'm still surprised that Southwest isn't in all four ma...

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by BUFJACK10
Wed Oct 31, 2018 6:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Upstate New York Thread - 2018
Replies: 763
Views: 62029

Re: Upstate New York Thread - 2018

I don't want to bring politics into this thread and I know everyone is excited for all the airport updates but it's too easy to see why Cuomo required all the renovations to be finished this week. This forum is no place for politics, but to be honest, that is exactly what you wanted. You could have...

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by BUFJACK10
Sun Oct 21, 2018 8:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Viability of "Tag-On" Flights Returning to Domestic U.S.
Replies: 17
Views: 2445

Re: Viability of "Tag-On" Flights Returning to Domestic U.S.

One I always found interesting was AA and BN running flights DFW-IAD-DCA and DCA -IAD-DFW. If I remember they only landed and immediately took off without boarding or deplaning passengers to skirt the perimeter rules.

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by BUFJACK10
Sun Oct 07, 2018 8:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United CLE-CLT 767-400 today
Replies: 25
Views: 3866

Re: United CLE-CLT 767-400 today

Definitely a sports charter. Today the Titans charter from BUF is UA 2542. A B753.

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by BUFJACK10
Sun Oct 07, 2018 4:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Upstate New York Thread - 2018
Replies: 763
Views: 62029

Re: Upstate New York Thread - 2018

Well AA updated the January schedule and the rumor of a mainline turn was true. BOS goes from Envoy to Piedmont. Not all good news though as ORD and PHL lose a flight. CLT 1 A319 2 E175 1CR9 ORD 3 CR7 PHL 4 E145 BOS 3 E145 DCA 3 CRJ Looks like SYR loses a bit of capacity with this release CLT 1 A31...

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by BUFJACK10
Fri Sep 28, 2018 12:29 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Upstate New York Thread - 2018
Replies: 763
Views: 62029

Re: Upstate New York Thread - 2018

Another good article in USA Today with the JD Power survey. I hate to rehash but it's nice to see BUF get some positive recognition. With the upcoming 72 million dollar upgrade beginning this winter hopefully the NFTA can keep up the good work. Congratulations to all the airports who ranked high on ...

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by BUFJACK10
Thu Sep 20, 2018 12:04 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Upstate New York Thread - 2018
Replies: 763
Views: 62029

Re: Upstate New York Thread - 2018

https://www.bizjournals.com/buffalo/new ... class.html
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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

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by BUFJACK10
Mon Sep 03, 2018 12:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What the heck is going on with American Airlines?
Replies: 196
Views: 33079

Re: What the heck is going on with American Airlines?

mrbonfire wrote:
ADrum23 wrote:
or a state bordering Mexico.

I never knew Florida or Alabama bordered Mexico.

Alabama??????? I'm assuming you mean Arizona.

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by BUFJACK10
Fri Aug 17, 2018 10:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 60 years ago today, Pan Am received its first 707
Replies: 107
Views: 11667

Re: 60 years ago today, Pan Am received its first 707

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...

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by BUFJACK10
Fri Aug 17, 2018 12:12 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 60 years ago today, Pan Am received its first 707
Replies: 107
Views: 11667

Re: 60 years ago today, Pan Am received its first 707

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...

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by BUFJACK10
Thu Aug 02, 2018 7:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Upstate New York Thread - 2018
Replies: 763
Views: 62029

Re: Upstate New York Thread - 2018

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...

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by BUFJACK10
Tue Jul 31, 2018 11:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Eastern Air Shuttle LGA operations
Replies: 22
Views: 3036

Re: Eastern Air Shuttle LGA operations

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 ...

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by BUFJACK10
Sun Jul 15, 2018 12:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Upstate New York Thread - 2018
Replies: 763
Views: 62029

Re: Upstate New York Thread - 2018

AA just announced nonstop service between Buffalo and Miami, it starts the same day as the new BUF-DFW service. And if I'm not mistaken, they also depart BUF within minutes of each other! Although unlike DFW, MIA service is only seasonal, Dec 18 - April 1. https://www.wivb.com/news/local-news/ameri...

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by BUFJACK10
Sat Jul 14, 2018 12:16 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Bombardier Prop Designation
Replies: 16
Views: 2293

Bombardier Prop Designation

With all the talk of the C Series now having an Airbus designation, will the Bombardier DHC-8 be re-designated with an Airbus series or will it remain a separate division under the Airbus Corporate structure?

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by BUFJACK10
Sat Jun 30, 2018 12:15 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Upstate New York Thread - 2018
Replies: 763
Views: 62029

Re: Upstate New York Thread - 2018

I’d guess a casino charter. It continued to ACY from SYR. Xtra Airways would do those runs every so often, maybe Swift took over the flying. I remember when Sky King used 737-200's on the ACY charters. I looked on how to book it,but couldn't find anything. Republic used to use a house colors E-jet ...

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by BUFJACK10
Fri Jun 29, 2018 9:12 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Cities that have multiple airports unnecessarily
Replies: 65
Views: 4986

Re: Cities that have multiple airports unnecessarily

In New York State you can probably include BUF and IAG which are less than 20 miles apart.

BUF has AA, UA, DL, B6, F9, WN, J1.
IAG has G4, NK although is also a US Airfirce Reserve base and is a bit closer to the Canadian Golden Horseshoe.

IAG service could easily be absorbed at BUF

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by BUFJACK10
Mon Jun 11, 2018 7:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airports where pax had to use stairs to board 747, DC-10, L-1011
Replies: 250
Views: 18266

Re: Airports where pax had to use stairs to board 747, DC-10, L-1011

BUF always had jetways for widebody American DC 10’s in the old east terminal and Eastern L1011 in the old West Terminal

As far as I know there are a couple gates in the new terminal that can handle 747 aircraft now.

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by BUFJACK10
Fri Jun 08, 2018 9:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Upstate New York Thread - 2018
Replies: 763
Views: 62029

Re: Upstate New York Thread - 2018

BUF - 1967, part 1 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BUHLnhg7xtU BUF - 1967, part 2 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FmFUxzzHlPg Those are awesome, and how I wish a plane the size of a 707 would fly into any upstate NY city today. It is also cool to see that transitional time in the 60's when DC-7's a...

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