convair880mfan wrote:There are a lot of threads and posts on Kapton wire insulation
WidebodyPTV wrote:Why is DL taking until summer 2023 to get all 29 aircraft into service?
Did April Fools come early this year?Jump to post
What I have always wondered is how can two of the most capitalist countries in the world have had such a socialist aviation policy ? It wasn't "socialist" at all, it was a protectionist policy--both the U.S. and the UK governments wanted to protect the commercial rights of their incumbent...Jump to post
BAINY3 wrote:Northwest started MSP-LGW in 1980 or 1981.
zkojq wrote:Smart decision. Over the past years Boeing has clearly been suffering from too much R&D and too much innovation. This is a prudent move by Boeing management to fix the problem. I hope that Wall Street rewards them.
In addition to DepartedFlights.com, the Northwest Airlines History Center has a huge range of NW timetables scanned and available online: http://northwestairlineshistory.org/tim ... northwest/.Jump to post
Apologies if posted elsewhere. The story has several interesting vignettes/profiles of airline employees who are moving on as a result of the industry turmoil in the wake of COVID-19: https://www.nytimes.com/2020/09/30/busi ... virus.htmlJump to post
For a period, yes NWA was all Boeing. But they did fly DC-8's for a short time in the 60's. Just to confirm - wasn't NWA an all Boeing fleet until the DC-10's showed up and the Republic buyout? IIRC every other major operated a twin jet except NWA. Wonder what their fleet planners were thinking - d...Jump to post
No, they flew ORD-NRT with DC-10-40s in at least late 1973... with a traffic stop in ANC each way: No, they did not. Your schedule is from 1973. NRT didn’t even open until 1978. Your schedule would be for ORD-ANC-HND. By the by, the poster I replied to clearly specified “scheduled nonstop”, and is ...Jump to post
Transpac787 wrote:No, NW DC10's never flew ORD-NRT.
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