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by BUFJACK10
Thu Sep 20, 2018 12:04 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Upstate New York Thread - 2018
Replies: 475
Views: 32855

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: 29760

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: 10664

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: 10664

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: 475
Views: 32855

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: 2890

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
Tue Sep 26, 2017 1:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American adds limited-time MIA-BUF/RSW during holiday season
Replies: 59
Views: 4342

Re: American adds limited-time MIA-BUF/RSW during holiday season

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...

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by BUFJACK10
Tue Sep 26, 2017 1:42 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American adds limited-time MIA-BUF/RSW during holiday season
Replies: 59
Views: 4342

Re: American adds limited-time MIA-BUF/RSW during holiday season

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...

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by BUFJACK10
Mon Sep 25, 2017 8:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American adds limited-time MIA-BUF/RSW during holiday season
Replies: 59
Views: 4342

Re: American adds limited-time MIA-BUF/RSW during holiday season

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...

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by BUFJACK10
Fri Sep 15, 2017 2:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Buffalo airport making big push for transatlantic flights
Replies: 78
Views: 12844

Re: Buffalo airport making big push for transatlantic flights

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...

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by BUFJACK10
Wed Aug 23, 2017 12:29 am
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: 7977

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

UA EWR-BUF DEC 6>5


I noticed while booking some trips that UA has brought back mainline on BUF-EWR with a 737-700 for Oct, Nov and Dec. Nice to see again. Last time this was run with mainline CO did a 737-800

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by BUFJACK10
Sun Aug 06, 2017 11:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Buffalo airport making big push for transatlantic flights
Replies: 78
Views: 12844

Re: Buffalo airport making big push for transatlantic flights

[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...

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by BUFJACK10
Sat Jun 17, 2017 3:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Pan Am question
Replies: 22
Views: 4401

Re: Pan Am question

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...

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by BUFJACK10
Wed May 31, 2017 12:58 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA Rebrand: Will this happen anytime soon?
Replies: 93
Views: 15736

Re: UA Rebrand: Will this happen anytime soon?

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...

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by BUFJACK10
Tue May 02, 2017 3:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Sightseeing in a jetliner
Replies: 34
Views: 6041

Re: Sightseeing in a jetliner

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.

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by BUFJACK10
Sun Apr 23, 2017 12:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: OAG Changes 4/23/2017:DL BOS Expansion AUS/BUF/JAX/MCI/ORF
Replies: 112
Views: 14990

Re: OAG Changes 4/23/2017:DL BOS Expansion AUS/BUF/JAX/MCI/ORF

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.
Thanks

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by BUFJACK10
Sat Apr 22, 2017 1:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA Employee Allegedly Hit Mom with Stroller, Challeneges 2nd Passeneger to "Hit Me"
Replies: 274
Views: 22770

Re: AA Employee Allegedly Hit Mom with Stroller, Challeneges 2nd Passeneger to "Hit Me"

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 ...

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by BUFJACK10
Tue Apr 18, 2017 12:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Do you see Bombardier doing well?
Replies: 53
Views: 9409

Re: Do you see Bombardier doing well?

[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...

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by BUFJACK10
Fri Apr 14, 2017 7:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Name the USA airport-early 1980s
Replies: 23
Views: 4050

Re: Name the USA airport-early 1980s

The only thing though isn't the RC 72S out of place in Buffalo. But I agree it sure looks like Buffalo.


Not at all, RC started with DC9's to DTW but quickly added at least 2 72S out of the 4 daily flights. They shared gates with EA in the old West Terminal even after the merger with NW.

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by BUFJACK10
Fri Apr 14, 2017 7:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Name the USA airport-early 1980s
Replies: 23
Views: 4050

Re: Name the USA airport-early 1980s

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 ...

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by BUFJACK10
Thu Apr 13, 2017 11:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Name the USA airport-early 1980s
Replies: 23
Views: 4050

Re: Name the USA airport-early 1980s

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...

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by BUFJACK10
Wed Feb 22, 2017 10:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Many Questions about HNL
Replies: 13
Views: 3648

Re: Many Questions about HNL

Do they still have the open air walkways?
It's been a while since I've been there?

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by BUFJACK10
Wed Feb 08, 2017 8:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA Fokker F100s - Sent Away Too Soon?
Replies: 64
Views: 11207

Re: AA Fokker F100s - Sent Away Too Soon?

I always thought the F100 was a nice ride. The only thing I never felt comfortable with was that there was no emergency exit aft of the over wing exit. I always made sure I sat forward of the wing

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by BUFJACK10
Wed Feb 08, 2017 3:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Condor Airlines to Buffalo (BUF)?
Replies: 23
Views: 4223

Re: Condor Airlines to Buffalo (BUF)?

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...

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by BUFJACK10
Fri Jan 27, 2017 4:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BUF to get $65MM Upgrade
Replies: 7
Views: 1235

Re: BUF to get $65MM Upgrade

I used to work in finance. Shorthanded $65M is $65,000. $65MM is $65,000,000.

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by BUFJACK10
Fri Jan 27, 2017 2:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BUF to get $65MM Upgrade
Replies: 7
Views: 1235

BUF to get $65MM Upgrade

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...

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by BUFJACK10
Tue Jan 10, 2017 12:49 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Allegheny's BAC 111 fleet
Replies: 44
Views: 6907

Re: Allegheny's BAC 111 fleet

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/

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by BUFJACK10
Fri Nov 25, 2016 8:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Only one state for airline named...
Replies: 59
Views: 8659

Re: Only one state for airline named...

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...

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by BUFJACK10
Wed Nov 09, 2016 1:14 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumor: Emirates to start Phoenix and Buffalo
Replies: 143
Views: 31746

Re: Rumor: Emirates to start Phoenix and Buffalo

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 ...

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by BUFJACK10
Tue Nov 01, 2016 11:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Eastern 738 @ BUF Today
Replies: 3
Views: 1211

Re: Eastern 738 @ BUF Today

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...

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by BUFJACK10
Tue Nov 01, 2016 1:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Eastern 738 @ BUF Today
Replies: 3
Views: 1211

Eastern 738 @ BUF Today

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 memories

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by BUFJACK10
Fri Sep 02, 2016 3:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airport Food Options: Getting too High-End, too Expensive
Replies: 61
Views: 8056

Re: Airport Food Options: Getting too High-End, too Expensive

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...

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by BUFJACK10
Fri Sep 02, 2016 12:03 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Vale Joe Sutter, Father of the 747, 1921-2016
Replies: 60
Views: 6987

Re: Vale Joe Sutter, Father of the 747, 1921-2016

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 ...

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by BUFJACK10
Wed Aug 31, 2016 1:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Vale Joe Sutter, Father of the 747, 1921-2016
Replies: 60
Views: 6987

Re: Vale Joe Sutter, Father of the 747, 1921-2016

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...

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by BUFJACK10
Sun Aug 21, 2016 12:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Who is biggest in each non-hub city?
Replies: 57
Views: 9038

Re: Who is biggest in each non-hub city?

I'll include both BUF and IAG seeing they are about 10 miles apart and serve the same area.

BUF

1. WN
2. DL
3. B6. Probably one of the largest stations outside of hub or focus cities
4. UA
5. AA
6. WG. Seasonal international service

IAG

1. G4
2. NK
3. VC

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by BUFJACK10
Sun Aug 21, 2016 12:02 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: ERJ vs CRJ Which is more efficient?
Replies: 2
Views: 1375

ERJ vs CRJ Which is more efficient?

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 function

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