Zimzam wrote:As an aside.... LH to JNB were always via Nairobi
flyjay123 wrote:I was surprised they launched NRT ahead of LAX (1990)
I have stayed at the Ritz-Carlton in Naples, Florida--it is tremendous--and also their property in Sarasota, Florida. The Sarasota property is extremely disappointing--while the service is up to par, the facilities definitely are not. It's like a nice Hampton Inn rather than a luxury hotel. There is...Jump to post
I realize it was probably the result of an internal numbering system that some very smart engineers had a hand in creating and enforcing, but didn't it seem odd to anyone at McDonnell that the number "188" had been used just a few years before by Lockheed for their Electra II?Jump to post
"Balpa's general secretary Brian Strutton said: 'This has come as a bolt out of the blue from an airline that said it was wealthy enough to weather the Covid storm and declined any government support. 'Balpa does not accept that a case has been made for these job losses and we will be fighting ...Jump to post
I would argue the Vickers VC-10 had a sterling safety record that should be included on this list. There were several high-profile crashes but they were not related to the aircraft design: the Nigeria Airways crash was caused by pilots losing altitude awareness; the East African Airways crash was ca...Jump to post
And on a side note, isn't the 767 a good looking plane?
According to the automated recordings played at the beginning of calls, Delta is planning to discontinue use of the two Northwest Airlines toll-free telephone numbers that date back decades: 800-225-2525 and 800-447-4747. Originally, NW used the 2525 number for domestic reservations and 4747 for int...Jump to post
Arrested, held for a few hours and released. No charges yet. If he is found to not exceed limits then I expect a full apology for releasing his name . I’m sure that would happen... carrying an empty bottle is not proof of anything, and smells are not anything but a step in discovery. That's the maj...Jump to post
I notice that N398AN operated AA131 PHL-BLQ (Bologna, Italy) on July 30 (arriving on schedule the following morning). But, the return flight AA131 on July 31 was cancelled, as was a flight, AA9241, that had been scheduled for August 1. Is N398AN still at BLQ with a technical issue, or did something ...Jump to post
More like reverted back to PA110. In NS 1971 PA110 was JFK-FCO-IST-ESB-THR. PA515 I'm not 100% certain, but I believe that PA110 in 1971 was a 707 all the way from JFK. When PA started taking deliveries of 747s, they went to the London and Paris routes first. I believe PA extended 114 to Rome in or...Jump to post
In summer 2000, AA's ORD intercontinental schedule included the following: Chicago – Birmingham – daily 763 Chicago – Brussels – daily 763 Chicago – Frankfurt – daily 763 Chicago – Glasgow – daily 762 Chicago – London Heathrow – thrice daily 777, as well as 12 762 rotations per week Chicago – Manche...Jump to post
The best site for that type of thing is DepartedFlights dot com. You can't see all data for all airports and every year, but there is a wealth of information and imagery there.Jump to post
My question has always been that with a more efficient operation, why isn't UPS cheaper than FedEx? Simply put, why should they be? The efficiencies in the UPS network may allow for greater margins but it is a duopoly. One raises rates then the other follows and vice versa. One adds a fuel surcharg...Jump to post
Not a damn thing wrong with SFO and the surrounding environs from many perspectives...it all depends on what interests one holds. OK, fine, but so many neighborhoods of San Francisco, from Chestnut Hill to the Presidio, the Embarcadero, Sea Cliff, Sunset District, etc., not to mention not-in-city-l...Jump to post
I haven't been following the DL A220 scheduling adjustments/service expansion, but I was pleasantly surprised to see an A220 with her gorgeous canted winglets landing at DCA yesterday. It flew straight over my Yellow Line train on the Charles Fenwick Bridge across the Potomac.Jump to post
Number 1 sounds like the way to get to Oakland airport, not SFO. I recommend 3. Stay in a hotel in downtown San Francisco. More restaurants and things to do. Then take Bart to SFO when ready to leave. BART takes you to the international terminal. The hotels at the airport area are convenient for th...Jump to post
I'm not sure if the DC-8 was doing much TATL. It may be worth pointing out that the DC-8 was used extensively on transatlantic service by Air Canada, KLM, SAS, Swissair, Iberia, Alitalia, and Pan Am. In fact, until the advent of the 747, it was the only transatlantic jet for AC, KL, SK, SR, IB, and...Jump to post
There were several commercials created immediately after 9/11 that I still think are outstanding:
The Vickers VC-10 and Super VC-10 were tailored very closely to BOAC's then-stated requirements. So, too, was the de Havilland Trident tailored to a rather short-sighted specification from BEA.Jump to post
OB1504 wrote:The Delta flight is probably a coincidence, but Spirit Airlines commonly uses a city’s area codes as flight numbers. Some examples:
NK 202: DFW-BWI (202 is the DC area)
longhauler wrote:...TWA would have been the only American carrier that operated a 747 both domestically and internationally
Very neat, but one data point seems off to me...an average stay of 28 days in Perth? Doesn't that seem extremely high? (I am not criticizing Perth at all; I'm just saying it seems high for an average stay.)Jump to post
To the posters who mentioned the grass as an identifying characteristic indicative of MIA: could you enlighten me exactly what's so distinctive about the grass in these historical photos? I'm just not seeing anything unique about it.
I do love these historical threads, however.
Let me begin by saying that I am in no way an aviation safety expert, and this is rank speculation--but I am curious if the precipitating event wasn't turbulence, but a mistaken belief that collision with another aircraft was imminent--a belief caused by some sort of optical phenomenon giving the cr...Jump to post
Side note: What is it about BOG that makes it such a popular cargo route around Christmas? Both UPS and FDX are serving it with daily 767s, as appears to be DHL from MIA, and the freight-brokers seem to be keeping the guys who regularly service Latin America busy with multiple daily flights from th...Jump to post
I knew a guy who moved from Q400 to the 787, then found out it wasn’t for him and bid back to the Dash... Um....how? You'd have to bid for narrowbody jets first before being able to hold a widebody, in most respects, not to mention the fact that to my knowledge, there's no single mainline carrier a...Jump to post
Pullman is much less than an hour from Lewiston--closer to 30 minutes, I would think. The only time I was at Lewiston/Nez Perce was the result of irregular operations: in November of 2002 I was scheduled to fly from PUW (Pullman) to SEA on Horizon, connecting onward aboard Northwest. Heavy fog at PU...Jump to post
If the 789's are carrying payload they probably have 100-200nm extra range under the belt. I'm surprised Qantas isnt talking about Melbourne to Athens. Only 200nm further. I'm not surpresed the aren't. Too low yielding (albeit high volume) and too long haul. Sorry for being ignorant, but what drive...Jump to post
PQI is designated a regional airport, but it's only miles from a border checkpoint, so Customs may only come to PQI on pre-request? Its runway is as long as PWM, though. It was originally an Air Force base for fighters in the 1950's. A satellite of Loring AFB. Are you sure about that? I thought Pre...Jump to post
Congratulations to MSP, Seoul, and Delta!
Is anyone else thinking wistfully of the days of named flights (like "The Golden Argosy")? "Heart(land) and Seoul," anyone? Too bad the flight doesn't originate in MEM--it would be the Seoul Plane.
I'll be here all night, folks...
Was using the wayback machine looking at the MHT website (flymanchester.com) from March of 2008. Made me realize how drastically WN has cut service at MHT in the past 10 years from the "nonstop destinations" page March 2008 "Southwest Airlines 11 jets a day to Baltimore-Washington 6 ...Jump to post
Yes, but how many threads devolve into arguments over what is/is not a hub. You mean like the one you are trying to start? It's as good of a definition of a scissors hub as it can get. Is it a full hub? No. But is it a scissors hub where people can connect between the US flight and the SE Asia flig...Jump to post
Actually, the 1987 timetable (pages 13-14) shows that NWA operated the following from SEL (the former code for Gimpo Airport): -four nonstop flights per week to HKG -four nonstop flights per week to LAX -three nonstop flights per week to MNL -nine nonstop flights per week to NRT -three nonstop fligh...Jump to post
Comet Tu-104 Tu-124 Tu-144 VC-10 Super VC-10 Trident Caravelle Concorde Mercure 737-100 DC-8-10/-20/-30/-40 (There are -50, -60 and -70 frames still airworthy even if not in service) 707-120/-120B/-220/320/420 (all remaining would be -320B/320C) 720 (I think they are all done?) CV880 CV990 A300B1 A...Jump to post
How comfortable are these seats--how do they compare to the competition?Jump to post
I work for SAS in JNB from 1974 to 1978 we operated a DC8 on Thursdays northbound JNB NBO ATH VIE CPH. Mostly in 1974, this was operated with a DC-8-62 but at busy times a 63 was used. There was a quota system which technically restricted the uplift from JNB to 70 pax. This was changed to 110 in ar...Jump to post
How many DC-4s were operated by the French Navy, and when were they finally retired? I am having trouble finding any English-language information on this topic. I am aware of the 1982 New Caledonia crash, but that's literally all the information I have on the subject. Thank you in advance for any ti...Jump to post
Fascinating report--thank you very much for taking the time and trouble to write it and add so many great original photographs. Thanks also to superjeff for explaining the ticketing procedure. Photos of Korean Air Lines shorthaul equipment like the MD80, Fokker F27, and B727 seem very rare for some ...Jump to post
The inaugural NW 747-400 flight was actually MSP-PHX. NW flew their -400s within North America for a few months, (1) so they would be close to home when the inevitable teething problems occurred, and (2) so flight crews could get more landings and takeoffs. NW even flew the -400 on MSP-YWG at one p...Jump to post
Any chance that Kansas City will receive a TATL in the near future? First Nashville, then CVG, STL and now IND? MCI flew over 11 million passengers far more than IND and CVG let alone CMH. Seems silly to suggest CMH or even MKE but not Kansas City considering we're much farther from hub airports. W...Jump to post