I have always wanted to know the types of some of the planes I have flown...but I fear any records are long gone. Mine was January, 1975, MCI-LAX. We entered through door 1L, and we passed by a "picnic table" lounge on the right. Did all TWA 707's have those? Unfortunately, my photographi...Jump to post
This was published last year in the Atlantic Monthly (apologies if someone already referenced it). Very compelling argument that it was suicide.
I asked my electrophysicist about the Kardia and the AppleWatch. He said, if it makes you happy, buy one. But it has no diagnostic value. It has to be interpreted by a cardiologist, and if you wind up in a hospital, they have their own equipment. I don’t know your specific problem. I visit Anet ever...Jump to post
So whats about his idea about one federation between Jews and Palestinians? Frankly, and in my opinion, that's the ONLY solution we have for peace in Middle East. That all solutions spring from the acknowledgement that all people are created equal, and all people are endowed with the same rights an...Jump to post
Just to fill in some of the facts, Bernadotte saved many lives, including Jews, from the German death camps. His assassination was carried out by the extreme right-wing gangs in Israel — similar to the supremacist groups we’re dealing with in the States and worldwide. The government and majority pop...Jump to post
In one of my former lives (the 1980s), I worked for a small cruise line (Bermuda Star), which operated the former SS Argentina and SS Brazil as the Bermuda Star and Canada Star. I had the opportunity to sail on many of the ships of that era. Interestingly, all of them would make a bee-line for New Y...Jump to post
I don’t know anything about the financial arrangements. But I remember the sailing very well. She looked beautiful from every angle, was filled with tasteful woods, art, and other nautical charms. The teak decks were perfect for a calm view of the sea. There were no hairy chest contests, no Las Vega...Jump to post
The SS Rotterdam! That was the very first ship I sailed on in 1978. A grand old ocean liner. It appeared huge then, but it would be dwarfed by today’s ugly mega-cruise ships. I’d love to see it again if I go to Holland. I visited the Queen Mary in Long Beach when I was last there.Jump to post
Back in the day, we subscribed to the annual supplements of the World Book Encyclopedia. There was a big section devoted to the opera house construction. It’s hard to imagine now, but it was then considered a boondoggle — way over budget, an eyesore, and probably beyond any then-known construction t...Jump to post
Another clergyman, Pastor Phil McCrackin, said he is taking a hard stance on this issue. And standing up for democracy in the process.Jump to post
I’ve had two battery-operated mowers. My property is 1/3 acre (I don’t know the metric conversion). The older Black & Decker could handle one-half of the job, so I bought an extra battery. Then I bought a new EGO, whose battery lasts for the full job. I use the mulch setting, and it’s self-prope...Jump to post
I’ve been to both cities several times for business and leisure. It reminds me that I’ve read in various travel books/blogs/columns that the only truly unique cities in the U.S. (based on culture/architecture/geography etc) are San Francisco, New Orleans, and New York. I’d probably agree with that, ...Jump to post
Very sorry to hear your news. I lost my father in 2010, and for awhile I wondered how I’d get past it. I still think of him everyday, but without that stabbing pain when it’s all new. My mother is 90, and doing poorly. I know it’ll be soon, and she’s had a good and full life, but I’ll miss her forev...Jump to post
You probably know that Senator Richard Burr, REPUBLICAN chairman of the Senate Intelligence Committee, has subpoenaed Don Trump Junior to appear. They want him to clarify statements he previously made before the Senate that don’t jive with current knowledge. Has Republican Burr Miss Used his authori...Jump to post
Another 13/31 just north of 13L/31R at JFK where the northern cargo area is. Plenty of space there and all the cargo ops can be consolidated at the western side of the airport. I guess you could also add another 4/22 runway between 4R/22L and 4L/22R, but the runways would be really close together a...Jump to post
I’ve been following this fascinating thread. Obviously 747Whale has some very valid arguments, and after all, he flew the damn thing! From my armchair, I’m going to surmise that the MD-11 simply has to be flown very precisely, never out of parameters, absolutely by-the-book. That’s not a poorly-desi...Jump to post
Appealing to ‘White Progressives’ and ‘Millennials of Color,’ as touted on CNN.
Sorry, that won’t win independents and purple states.
Find someone who can actually win.
The BAe 146/Avro RJ is interesting in that it got a break with a couple of airlines in the US but wasn't really long lived. ⋅ BAe 146-200 with PSA. Only retained by USAir for a few years after the merger. ⋅ BAe 146 with AirCal. Only retained by American Airlines for a few years ...Jump to post
At my age, stubble/shadow doesn’t make me look sexy; it makes me look homeless. I tried an electric years ago, but it didn’t cut close, and badly irritated my skin. I now use a cheap Bic, cheap foam, shave both with and against the grain. I do trim the — ahem — bush to keep everything neat and well-...Jump to post
I must be the odd man out because I love the United/Continental livery! If any Big Three needs a do-over, it’s the God-awful American livery. Truly dreadful. I thought I’d get used to it eventually. But nobody other than av-geeks like us could care less anyway! Re the A-300, my one and only flight w...Jump to post
After reading all the comments, it’s still conjecture. I quite sure Singapore didn’t flip a coin to decide which airport to serve. There are huge multinational corporations in Central & Northern Jersey, and it’s most likely that that swung Singapore’s decision, along with companies in Manhattan ...Jump to post
My most recent experience at FRA was from the Middle East to Newark with a three-hour connection, all on Lufthansa. And I almost didn’t make it. -An unexpected 45-min holding pattern above FRA -No available gate, a long step down from the 340 to a bus -Somehow got out of the schengen area, so had to...Jump to post
This has to be one of the most bizarre threads I’ve read here. Valet attendants, Joe Lieberman, retirement at 40, everything but the kitchen sink! I grew up in Alexandra’s district in the Bronx. No special insight from me though; it was a completely different demographic then. Keep in mind that she ...Jump to post
Best wishes for a complete recovery. I’ve flown SWF-PHL a few times on Eagle because one of my children lives in Philly, and I loathe driving and traffic. It’s such a short flight, so the 145 was just fine with me. I also flew with my another child (they’re all in their 20s) on the 145 from Newark t...Jump to post
I used to get incredibly debilitating migraines. They were so bad that I’d hallucinate, and they’d take 48 hours to recover from. Absolutely nothing helped, so I’d O.D. on painkillers to knock myself out, and sleep with an ice pack on my head. Then I began taking beta blockers for an unrelated cardi...Jump to post
I can’t add much to this discussion, but I recall reading, in a book about the 747 development, that the B-52 was a completely different species than the jetliner that would become the 707. The B-52 was a heavy longeron design, the 707 was to be a skin-and-stringer design. Utterly different design c...Jump to post
[quote= The Port Authority always had a Jersey bias and EWR bias. Everything was always about NJ...has to do with the politics of the board and the Chair being a NJ appointee. They literally ran JFK into the ground in the 80s concentrating on EWR.[/quote] Do you really think so? I never got that imp...Jump to post
For a funny bit of history — when I was in college in the 1970s, PANYNJ ran ads calling Newark “New York’s Best-Kept Secret!” I used to fly out of Newark on Piedmont back then, even though I lived in NYC. I still use Newark now because I live on the west side of the Hudson, so it’s still more conven...Jump to post
Well, I’ve been on all El Al’s longhaul aircraft in the last decade, and I’ll miss the 747. The 747/767s were long-in-the-tooth, but they were comfortable. I’m sorry to hear that the 777 is going 3-4-3, but it was inevitable. I just flew El Al’s 787 in October. I thought it was very cramped, but tha...Jump to post
Too many to name! First off, I’ve lived in NYC and surrounding area for 60+ years, so all the sights are simply home to me. Bahamas (in the 1970s); everything smelled like Aramis to me. Loved it! Portugal, fascinating. Niagara Falls; don’t laugh, it’s quite spectacular. London; where to begin? Paris...Jump to post
Is it possible that the delays/cancellations affect Skywest more than the other Delta Connection carriers? I’m just using my own experience, and it’s always a problem. As for HPN, my house in the Hudson Valley is 1-1/4 hours from HPN. So if I can’t use SWF, I’d rather bite the bullet and drive to EWR.Jump to post
I am completely ignorant of the stats you guys know about CRJ economics and union contracts. I’m not in the industry. But I fly on Delta Connection (Skywest) every month from SWF. And I’m guaranteed a bad experience. The incoming flights are often canceled or late. So there goes my connection. Or if...Jump to post
Nice report! I’ve flown Lufthansa several times, on the 744 and 346, and always enjoyed excellent service, even in Economy! The flight attendants had a hard time avoiding a good laugh at my German language skills, but I made a good effort. I didn’t like Frankfurt Airport though. It was a mess from b...Jump to post
I was just talking about this issue today with an old friend. I said that most non-Americans are at least bilingual, but it’s unheard of here. I studied French, German, and Hebrew in high school (at least one additional language was a requirement in NYC in the early-1970s). I don’t know why I chose ...Jump to post
I’m sort of dumbfounded by many of the comments because I’ve flown on the 717 many times (AirTran, Delta, Hawaiian), the MD-90 (Delta), and countless DC-9/MD-80s. I never noticed any excessive noise from the air conditioning on any of them, nor did I hear excessive slipstream noise. We all know that...Jump to post
Oh, I’m opening a can of worms here! So I’ll try to keep the focus on aviation and away from politics. My daughter and her family live in Israel. Like the majority in Israel, they’re secular, don’t participate in organized religion, and want nothing to do with settlements and territories. But becaus...Jump to post
FWIW, here’s a video I shot of a Dash-8 hop from JHM West Kapalua to HNL Honolulu. Interesting takeoff procedure on the 3000-ft runway!
Script handwriting 8mm movies (I still have a projector) Kodachrome slides AAA road maps Sliderule (still have one and know how to use it) Financial tables in the back of the textbook Horn & Hardart Automat Manual Elevator with an Elevator Man Movie Theater matrons (who would kill you if you utt...Jump to post
I don’t know why, in spite of what has been said in the forum. NORWEGIAN caters to cheapskates willing to inconvenience themselves extremely to save a few bucks (the same cheapskates who stay in Airbnb’s and make neighborhood unaffordable for actual tenants). I live in Brooklyn. If I were to take a...Jump to post
I shot this short video of a Norwegian 787 flying out of Stewart. I don’t know if it was a substitution for a 737, or perhaps a training flight.
Seems like the most random THREAD ever. Norwegian flies the route because it’s apparently popular and profitable. It could also be the reason why JetBlue, American Eagle, Delta Connection, and Allegiant fly to SWF. Or why FedEx and DHL have operations there. Or perhaps that the Hudson Valley current...Jump to post
Delta obviously knows what’s best for their network. I had a very pleasant flight with them from Newark to Paris a few years ago:
Amelia Earhart flew into Newark on several occasions. In the 1970s, I flew from EWR on Piedmont a few times to visit college buddies. Incredibly, the Port Authority used to run commercials that portrayed Newark as ‘New York’s best-kept secret airport!’ Who would’ve thought they’d grow into a mega hub!Jump to post
DL ATL-SWF. When I lived near SWF, it was much easier than dealing with going up to ALB, HPN, or BDL for a nonstop. There are a lot of people who prefer the ease of SWF and would fly out there if they had more service that wasn't geared towards vacationers. BOS-ISP, while short as the crow flies, w...Jump to post