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by millionsofmiles
Thu Sep 19, 2019 12:22 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA Miami mechanic arrested for sabotaging aircraft
Replies: 119
Views: 19493

Re: AA Miami mechanic arrested for sabotaging aircraft

https://www.miamiherald.com/news/local/ ... 99172.html


Lock him up and throw away the key. Disgusting.

...and the guy makes $9400 a month and needs a PUBLIC DEFENDER?

Something ain’t right.
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ilovelamp wrote:
Interesting twist going public today. This guy may have had terrorist ties.


https://www.miamiherald.com/news/local/ ... 99172.html


Lock him up and throw away the key. Disgusting.

...and the guy makes $9400 a month and needs a PUBLIC DEFENDER?

Something ain’t right.

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by millionsofmiles
Wed Sep 18, 2019 6:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL explanation on checking carry on bags
Replies: 93
Views: 11233

Re: DL explanation on checking carry on bags

AA’s agents have become very good at counting bags and determining at what point bags need to be checked. This eliminates the “salmon swimming upstream bag drag” all the way up the Coach aisle against traffic when all be bins are full. It makes for a much more pleasant boarding process, and no more ...

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by millionsofmiles
Wed Sep 18, 2019 6:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL explanation on checking carry on bags
Replies: 93
Views: 11233

Re: Laughable DL explanation on checking carry on bags

There should be severe criminal charges filed against airlines trying to hide bad customer treatment behind invented and wrongful safety, security or technical reasons. It completely undermines the trust and seriouness behind true air safety issues. “Severe criminal charges” because some clueless C...

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by millionsofmiles
Wed Sep 18, 2019 6:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: BA pilots call off strike on September 27th, 2019
Replies: 132
Views: 19155

Re: Updated: BA pilots call off strike on September 27th, 2019

LOLing at BA pilots’ chest-beating about the evils of BA management when they sided with the company during the flight attendant strike of 2010.

Hypocrites.

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by millionsofmiles
Wed Sep 18, 2019 11:46 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: SAS presenting new livery
Replies: 386
Views: 80294

Re: Updated: SAS to present new livery by September 19th, 2019

I am sure I am in the minority here but, to me, there is nothing more iconic than the 1983-1998 SAS Eurowhite livery with the multi-color belly stripes representing aspects of the Norwegian; Danish and Swedish flags, introduced in 1983 as part of a massive rebranding which included the introduction ...

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by millionsofmiles
Wed Sep 18, 2019 11:37 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JAL reveals updated 77W business class product
Replies: 31
Views: 6716

Re: JAL reveals updated 77W business class product

But no air vents. I don't understand why Asian airlines such as JL and CX don't install air vents, and force everyone to swelter. Do they really cost that much more? In my experience, people have a much different perception of "cold" than what I'm used to in Europe. Despite Japan and Kore...

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by millionsofmiles
Mon Sep 16, 2019 2:36 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA starting 3 class 321 on MIA-LAX eff DEC 18 2019
Replies: 51
Views: 7289

Re: AA starting 3 class 321 on MIA-LAX eff DEC 18 2019

What sort of meal does a First passenger get now they downgraded it? AA has actually never downgraded the catering on MIALAX. The route is catered like the JFKLAX/SFO flights, regardless of how bad the plane serving the route is. JFK-LAX/SFO has been downgraded too. I wasn't referring to just MIA. ...

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by millionsofmiles
Sat Sep 14, 2019 6:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airliners Past: Olympic Airways receives their 1st Boeing 747
Replies: 20
Views: 4872

Re: Airliners Past: Olympic Airways receives their 1st Boeing 747

Olympic Airlines inaugurated flights from Athens to Melbourne in 1972 after the arrival of the B747 to the airline's fleet. Initially flights were to Melbourne twice weekly with Sydney added later. Olympic Airlines flew from Athens to Melbourne and Sydney via either Bangkok or Singapore, these flig...

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by millionsofmiles
Sat Sep 14, 2019 1:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airliners Past: National Airlines receives their 1st Boeing 747
Replies: 40
Views: 6179

Re: Airliners Past: National Airlines receives their 1st Boeing 747

National was a great airline, with excellent inflight service, including in coach. I went to college in New Orleans and flew them often, usually MSY-LAX (often via IAH) and also to TPA and MIA. One of my first flights with them was actually on an L-188 Electra shortly before they phased them out. I...

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by millionsofmiles
Sat Sep 14, 2019 1:25 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airliners Past: Olympic Airways receives their 1st Boeing 747
Replies: 20
Views: 4872

Re: Airliners Past: Olympic Airways receives their 1st Boeing 747

OA flew to Sydney from 1972 to 2004 so more than just “briefly”. They might have temporarily suspended the route once or twice during that period but overall it ran for over 30 years. Where did OA stop on the ATH-SYD route? Olympic Airlines inaugurated flights from Athens to Melbourne in 1972 after...

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by millionsofmiles
Sat Sep 14, 2019 12:54 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airliners Past: National Airlines receives their 1st Boeing 747
Replies: 40
Views: 6179

Re: Airliners Past: National Airlines receives their 1st Boeing 747

I flew N77772 twice. It was initially named Patricia and then renamed Jacqueline. 1. My family flew it on NA 98, MIA-JFK in August 1972. We sat in the Atlantic Zone (known as Zone C, or C Zone at other airlines), second row, center section (all 4 seats). The Atlantic Zone was the first of 3 coach ca...

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by millionsofmiles
Mon Sep 09, 2019 2:24 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Pan Am and the 747-400
Replies: 105
Views: 14319

Re: Pan Am and the 747-400

Several comments made here that the L1011-500 was a bad choice for Pan Am. I'm just curious as to why? Was it just wrong for Pan Am, or was the -500 derivative not a great derivative? As with just about everything in Pan Am’s later years, if was a convergence of events which made the L-1011-500 a p...

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by millionsofmiles
Mon Sep 09, 2019 1:03 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Not A Good Thing To See - Pilot And Flight Attendant In Physical Altercation At PHL
Replies: 45
Views: 13661

Re: Not A Good Thing To See - Pilot And Flight Attendant In Physical Altercation At PHL

These AA employees acted with crass and are unprofessional. They need to take it 'outside.' As has been pointed out several times, there is zero proof that AA employees were involved in the alleged fight. Exactly. I’m getting to the point with this where I’m gonna say... Pics or it didn’t happen.

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by millionsofmiles
Sun Sep 08, 2019 8:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Air Lines violent flight attendant fight 2016
Replies: 9
Views: 1886

Re: Delta Air Lines violent flight attendant fight 2016

Search function (still) works great. Do we really need another thread on this? Already discussed here: https://www.airliners.net/forum/viewtopic.php?t=601447 In addition, there are multiple news stories easily available via Google. Board policy is that you cannot resurrect aged posts. I’m sure the ...

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by millionsofmiles
Sun Sep 08, 2019 8:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Pan Am and the 747-400
Replies: 105
Views: 14319

Re: Pan Am and the 747-400

The 747 arguably lit the fuse for Pan Am’s demise. They had too many of them, and couldn’t reliably fill them. But the biggest reason for their decline and fall was Juan Trippe. He built the airline on political wheeling and dealing, and made a lot of enemies in the process. When he retired the fri...

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by millionsofmiles
Sun Sep 08, 2019 8:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Pan Am and the 747-400
Replies: 105
Views: 14319

Re: Pan Am and the 747-400

Thanks for quoting me trice, people will make an opinion for themselves, which was the initial idea. But you shouldn't have, you are trolling by making what was an anecdote into a big problem in a thread that is about the something else. In case you missed it, the globe is such a strong symbol that...

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by millionsofmiles
Sun Sep 08, 2019 7:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Pan Am and the 747-400
Replies: 105
Views: 14319

Re: Pan Am and the 747-400

Another way of looking at this is that Pan Am had figured three and then two engine long range jets were the way forward. Is my memory correct in thinking Pan Am were a launch customer for the L1011-500? Given the sparse historical N-reg -400 register, I think they were vindicated. Having flown on ...

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by millionsofmiles
Sun Sep 08, 2019 7:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Pan Am and the 747-400
Replies: 105
Views: 14319

Re: Pan Am and the 747-400

on a sidenote, Pan Am's "globe logo" lives on with United, introduced by Continental in 1991 the very year Pan Am folded. Can't be a coincidence. You should probably do some research into what was going on with Continental that year...and since 1983...to get an accurate understanding of t...

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by millionsofmiles
Sun Sep 08, 2019 7:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Pan Am and the 747-400
Replies: 105
Views: 14319

Re: Pan Am and the 747-400

The -500s and the DC-10s acquired in the National merger were long gone at the time of shutdown. National did not order or ever operate the -500. Pan Am ordered the -500 direct from Palmdale I did not say that. The -500s were ordered by Pan Am, and if you would bother to read on, you would see I sa...

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by millionsofmiles
Sun Sep 08, 2019 7:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Pan Am and the 747-400
Replies: 105
Views: 14319

Re: Pan Am and the 747-400

on a sidenote, Pan Am's "globe logo" lives on with United, introduced by Continental in 1991 the very year Pan Am folded. Can't be a coincidence. You should probably do some research into what was going on with Continental that year...and since 1983...to get an accurate understanding of t...

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by millionsofmiles
Sun Sep 08, 2019 7:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Air Lines violent flight attendant fight 2016
Replies: 9
Views: 1886

Re: DELTA AIR LINES violent flight attendant fight 2016

Well, this is a February 2016 article... still, ANY physical confrontation, no matter who started it, is basis for immediate separation. In addition, these individuals caused an additional expense for the airline, due to the unscheduled SLC stop. I am well aware of when it happened. That does not c...

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by millionsofmiles
Sun Sep 08, 2019 7:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Pan Am and the 747-400
Replies: 105
Views: 14319

Re: Pan Am and the 747-400

on a sidenote, Pan Am's "globe logo" lives on with United, introduced by Continental in 1991 the very year Pan Am folded. Can't be a coincidence. No. Continental’s globe...introduced in 1991...PRIOR to Pan Am’s shutdown...has NOTHING to do with the Pan Am globe. The Pan Am globe, sadly, i...

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by millionsofmiles
Sun Sep 08, 2019 7:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Air Lines violent flight attendant fight 2016
Replies: 9
Views: 1886

Re: DELTA AIR LINES violent flight attendant fight 2016

Well, this is a February 2016 article... still, ANY physical confrontation, no matter who started it, is basis for immediate separation. In addition, these individuals caused an additional expense for the airline, due to the unscheduled SLC stop. I am well aware of when it happened. That does not c...

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by millionsofmiles
Sun Sep 08, 2019 7:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Pan Am and the 747-400
Replies: 105
Views: 14319

Re: Pan Am and the 747-400

Another way of looking at this is that Pan Am had figured three and then two engine long range jets were the way forward. Is my memory correct in thinking Pan Am were a launch customer for the L1011-500? Given the sparse historical N-reg -400 register, I think they were vindicated. Having flown on ...

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by millionsofmiles
Sun Sep 08, 2019 7:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Air Lines violent flight attendant fight 2016
Replies: 9
Views: 1886

Re: DELTA AIR LINES flight attendant fight

FCOTSTW wrote:
You link does not work. However, if any physical confrontation occurred I might think that both would have been suspended with pay in order for an investigation to occur. Usually a suspension with pay is the starting of separation proceedings.


Fixed the link. Thanks!

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by millionsofmiles
Sun Sep 08, 2019 7:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Air Lines violent flight attendant fight 2016
Replies: 9
Views: 1886

Delta Air Lines violent flight attendant fight 2016

In light of allegations that two airline employees of an undetermined airline fought publicly in the PHL airport yesterday, and in order to keep that thread focused on those specific allegations, a discussion of the DELTA incident...and how DELTA handled it...is, IMHO, in order. Since many are weigh...

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by millionsofmiles
Sun Sep 08, 2019 6:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Not A Good Thing To See - Pilot And Flight Attendant In Physical Altercation At PHL
Replies: 45
Views: 13661

Re: Not A Good Thing To See - Pilot And Flight Attendant In Physical Altercation At PHL

Most companies have Work Environment Policies and, regardless which airline they worked for, both would be able to file a complaint utilizing the established protocols associated with their company’s policy. That being said, do I believe that all, or most, confrontations in the workplace need to be ...

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by millionsofmiles
Sun Sep 08, 2019 3:46 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: KLM/Delta 777 to AMS
Replies: 7
Views: 5404

Re: KLM/Delta 777 to AMS

Great report. Very detailed. Thanks for posting.

Delta’s product on that 777 was disappointing. Not even a choice of pretzels or nuts vs the Biscoffs with the first beverage service. Not everyone wants a cookie with their cocktail.

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by millionsofmiles
Sun Sep 08, 2019 1:33 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Which London Airport Should JetBlue Pick to Launch Service
Replies: 130
Views: 14931

Re: Which London Airport Should JetBlue Pick to Launch Service

Yeah...Stansted. That’ll work. It’s worked so well for everybody else. :rotfl: :rotfl: :rotfl: :rotfl:

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by millionsofmiles
Fri Sep 06, 2019 12:34 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA Miami mechanic arrested for sabotaging aircraft
Replies: 119
Views: 19493

Re: AA Miami mechanic arrested for sabotaging aircraft

Lock him up and throw away the key. Horrible and appalling for someone charged with responsibility for so many people’s lives.

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by millionsofmiles
Tue Sep 03, 2019 6:46 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Norwegian offers bondholders security (LGW slots) in exchange for amended bond maturities
Replies: 138
Views: 4566

Re: Norwegian Air Fights for Survival

Stick a fork in it.

It’s fhe same story every year.

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by millionsofmiles
Sun Sep 01, 2019 12:53 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Airlines A321 fuel leak_31-Aug-2019_San Juan-L Munoz Marin Intl Airport_Puerto Rico
Replies: 8
Views: 2979

Re: American Airlines A321 fuel leak_31-Aug-2019_San Juan-L Munoz Marin Intl Airport_Puerto Rico

Slow news day, apparently. I guess Dorian hasn’t yet become a thing to most people.

How is this news? I’ve seen many fuel leaks on the ramp. The worst I ever saw was a fuel leak from a Braniff II 727-200 at the gate at LGA shortly after their startup in early 1984. Big deal.

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by millionsofmiles
Sun Sep 01, 2019 12:41 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: MINT and other Service Cuts to JetBlue, starting 9/1
Replies: 164
Views: 21781

Re: MINT and other Service Cuts to JetBlue, starting 9/1

Probably still better than flying AA ! Nonsense. AA contracts between 2-4 cleaners on narrowbldh flights at each station. Delta is the one that’s been cited for filthy aircraft in several trip reports lately including at least one in Delta One between LAX and JFK. AA’s three-class JFK-LAX/SFO conti...

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by millionsofmiles
Sat Aug 31, 2019 3:22 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Canada fined for not using French language
Replies: 147
Views: 18406

Re: Air Canada fined for not using French language

Finland is officially bi lingual (Finnish/Swedish) and Finnair used to have a quite strict language policy. Fluent Finnish, Swedish and English were all required to become a cabin crew member. But that has changed, only English is required now. From Finnair's website: "Fluency in English is re...

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by millionsofmiles
Tue Aug 13, 2019 7:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL Planes to Carry Narcan for Drug Overdose Prevention
Replies: 94
Views: 8055

Re: DL Planes to Carry Narcan for Drug Overdose Prevention

Glad that Delta is finally following the lead of the rest of the industry in this area.

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by millionsofmiles
Tue Aug 13, 2019 6:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SU / KL IL-62
Replies: 40
Views: 7816

Re: SU / KL IL-62

My hardcover book, “A Day With Aeroflot,” gifted to me by the Aeroflot ticket office on 5th Avenue jn NYC in 1975 has pictures of the Aeroflot-JL IL-62, along with hundreds of other pictures from that era, I treasure it. I doubt that there are very many left in existence. One thing that was very ob...

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by millionsofmiles
Mon Aug 12, 2019 11:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SU / KL IL-62
Replies: 40
Views: 7816

Re: SU / KL IL-62

My hardcover book, “A Day With Aeroflot,” gifted to me by the Aeroflot ticket office on 5th Avenue jn NYC in 1975 has pictures of the Aeroflot-JL IL-62, along with hundreds of other pictures from that era, I treasure it. I doubt that there are very many left in existence. That's amazing. I have a c...

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by millionsofmiles
Mon Aug 12, 2019 4:15 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SU / KL IL-62
Replies: 40
Views: 7816

Re: SU / KL IL-62

My hardcover book, “A Day With Aeroflot,” gifted to me by the Aeroflot ticket office on 5th Avenue jn NYC in 1975 has pictures of the Aeroflot-JL IL-62, along with hundreds of other pictures from that era, I treasure it. I doubt that there are very many left in existence. One thing that was very obv...

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by millionsofmiles
Mon Aug 12, 2019 3:45 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Airlines Schedules 787 & 772 On DFW-PHX-DFW
Replies: 50
Views: 7068

Re: American Airlines Schedules 787 & 772 On DFW-PHX-DFW

I remember when DFW-PHX was regularly served by DC-10s, along with DC-10s and 767s ORD-PHX and JFK-PHX. :cry:

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by millionsofmiles
Mon Aug 12, 2019 3:44 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: American Airlines Increases International Presence, Makes First Entrance Into Africa
Replies: 508
Views: 96314

Re: Updated: American Airlines Increases International Presence, Makes First Entrance Into Africa

No, Delta's 321 is going to have 3 more seats than AA's even after AA is done with the Oasis reconfiguration. At the moment DL's has like 12 more seats than legacy AA and 6 more seats than legacy US 321s. https://www.delta.com/us/en/aircraft/airbus/a321 Delta's website shows a 189 and 191 seat conf...

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by millionsofmiles
Mon Aug 12, 2019 3:33 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: American Airlines Increases International Presence, Makes First Entrance Into Africa
Replies: 508
Views: 96314

Re: Updated: American Airlines Increases International Presence, Makes First Entrance Into Africa

Yawn. Boring. Why wouldn't they try MIA-JNB and give DL some competition? Because then you'd all be saying AA is just copying DL again. (Meanwhile, DL still doesn't serve HKG.) Well... it's not that DL "still doesn't serve" HKG. They recently backed out of HKG flying from SEA. AA has pure...

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by millionsofmiles
Sat Aug 10, 2019 2:29 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DOT Rules Airlines Can’t Ban Pit Bulls and Other Service Animal Breeds
Replies: 67
Views: 6859

Re: DOT Rules Airlines Can’t Ban Pit Bulls and Other Service Animal Breeds

Ban them all. It won’t be the first time in history that the sins of a few punish the many. That’s the most equitable way to deal with the chaos it’s created.

As my parents told me, “This is why we can’t have nice things.”

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by millionsofmiles
Fri Aug 09, 2019 6:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Seaboard World lone DC-10-30CF
Replies: 5
Views: 1732

Re: Seaboard World lone DC-10-30CF

Then subleased by Loftleidir to Air Florida to kick off its initial transatlantic Service (and some additional MIA-NYC flying in between transatlantic flights). My parents flew on N1035F with Air Florida in early 1981. At the time, it was configured in a one class, 380-seat high density configuration.

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by millionsofmiles
Thu Aug 08, 2019 9:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Aigle Azur will go into receivership
Replies: 106
Views: 19317

Re: Aigle Azur at risk of ceasing operations

Do they still have the A330s or are those gone now? unlikely route between Hanoi, Saigon and Vientiane. I'm not sure if it would exactly be called "unlikely" given Vietnam and Laos were former French colonies. Strange yes, but the connection kinda makes sense at least. The route was “unli...

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by millionsofmiles
Thu Aug 08, 2019 8:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Tower Air
Replies: 96
Views: 15942

Re: Tower Air

Didn't they have issues with fuel on the Athens flights ? I remember reading the old 747's sometimes had trouble with range on those flights. So did TWA flying the westbound nonstop. The old -100s often made fuel stops on their way to JFK. They also used almost the entire runway taking off from the...

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by millionsofmiles
Thu Aug 08, 2019 11:39 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: American Airlines Increases International Presence, Makes First Entrance Into Africa
Replies: 508
Views: 96314

Re: Rumor: American to make huge announcement

Since everyone is obsessed with KUL.. How about HNL-KUL? Closest place with plenty of flights to AA hubs. Monopoly market plus the AA 788 are suitable with the small J cabins. Personally I don’t see BNE-LAX announced as UA would have been on it already if there was demand. Just because QF has cut Q...

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by millionsofmiles
Thu Aug 08, 2019 9:00 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Aigle Azur will go into receivership
Replies: 106
Views: 19317

Re: Aigle Azur at risk of ceasing operations

If they end up ceasing operations, it is a sad ending to a 70 year old airline which had the distinction of operating the Junkers JU-52 and the Boeing 307 Stratoliner (acquired from TWA). Aigle Azur also has the distinction of operating between the mid-1950s and 1973 on behalf of the International C...

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by millionsofmiles
Thu Aug 08, 2019 8:24 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Piedmont..............gone 30 years
Replies: 78
Views: 8643

Re: Piedmont..............gone 30 years

How I miss seeing Piedmont! The first airline trip I can actually recall was in 1983 on a school trip from Memphis to Washington, DC. At that time, Braniff had just begun MEM-DCA non-stops and I was a little miffed that we were booked on a multi-stop flight on an airline I had never heard of - Pied...

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by millionsofmiles
Thu Aug 08, 2019 8:21 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: American Airlines Increases International Presence, Makes First Entrance Into Africa
Replies: 508
Views: 96314

Re: Rumor: American to make huge announcement

Where are the Oceania and Asia announcements?

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