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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: 7947

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: 39
Views: 7390

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: 39
Views: 7390

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: 39
Views: 7390

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: 6552

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: 94595

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: 94595

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: 6399

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: 1707

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: Aigle Azur at risk of ceasing operations
Replies: 72
Views: 12012

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: 15723

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: 94595

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: Aigle Azur at risk of ceasing operations
Replies: 72
Views: 12012

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: 8477

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: 94595

Re: Rumor: American to make huge announcement

Where are the Oceania and Asia announcements?

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by millionsofmiles
Thu Aug 08, 2019 5:49 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: American Airlines Increases International Presence, Makes First Entrance Into Africa
Replies: 508
Views: 94595

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
Wed Aug 07, 2019 6:06 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Georgian Airways flight attendant standing in aisle during landing
Replies: 28
Views: 6440

Re: Georgian Airways flight attendant standing in aisle during landing

Back when full hot meals were served in coach on very short US domestic flights...especially prior to the adoption of aisle carts (AA was one of the few US domestic carriers to retrofit the 727 galleys for meal carts)...it was very common to see flight attendants standing on landing, generally still...

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by millionsofmiles
Wed Aug 07, 2019 5:48 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Piedmont..............gone 30 years
Replies: 78
Views: 8477

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

I remember connecting through there when it first opened. IIRC, the entire concourse was Piedmont except for the first gate at the top of that picture which was Delta, IIRC. Delta had a relatively minimal presence in CLT and RDU at the time. If you're talking about that darker gray jetbridge on the...

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by millionsofmiles
Tue Aug 06, 2019 10:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Piedmont..............gone 30 years
Replies: 78
Views: 8477

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

Empire was going to move it's headquarters to SYR but Piedmont aquired them before that could happen. As consolation with the city, which was not amused by the aquisition, Piedmont agreed to make SYR a hub and even paid for an expansion of the airport terminal. I didn't know that. Curious, what did...

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by millionsofmiles
Tue Aug 06, 2019 7:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Midwest Express Partnering with Elite for Launch
Replies: 50
Views: 5108

Re: Midwest Express Partnering with Elite for Launch

Elite really worked well for Caljet. LOL

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by millionsofmiles
Tue Aug 06, 2019 12:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Piedmont..............gone 30 years
Replies: 78
Views: 8477

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

The airline began its progressive “Up-and-Coming Airline” campaign as I began school at Duke University. As an avgeek even then, I flew Piedmont on many circuitous routings just to get on as many flights as possible in one day, plus I also used their Hopscotch fare liberally. With their Hopscotch fa...

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by millionsofmiles
Tue Aug 06, 2019 3:30 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Tower Air
Replies: 96
Views: 15723

Re: Tower Air

I have several friends who are former Tower and the stories they tell could fill a book. Tower was one airline where the crews were just as interesting as the passengers. I remember one online trip report on some early website where a passenger was sitting next to the galley. The curtains in the gal...

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by millionsofmiles
Tue Aug 06, 2019 3:22 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Braniff aircraft to South America in 1970s
Replies: 34
Views: 4604

Re: Braniff aircraft to South America in 1970s

Braniff obtained local traffic rights on the domestic legs of the DC-8-62 flights to/from South America. Those legs included the aforementioned LAX-SFO, but also JFK-IAD; IAD-MIA; and JFK-MIA after deregulation. Prior to deregulation, these legs had no local traffic rights and could not carry local ...

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by millionsofmiles
Mon Aug 05, 2019 1:29 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Tower Air
Replies: 96
Views: 15723

Re: Tower Air

They also had DC-8's, (-62's if memory serves). I flew with them a couple of times from NYC to Miami in the late 70's and they were great! Cheaper than Eastern and every passenger was offered a bubbly drink, (mimosa or champagne I believe), before departure. My son and daughter flew with them years...

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by millionsofmiles
Sat Aug 03, 2019 2:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Tower Air
Replies: 96
Views: 15723

Re: Tower Air

Their "terminal" was not part of the regular complex (T1-T8). It was on the edge of the airport property near the cargo hangers of other carriers. My experiences passing through it in the early 90s could only be described as ranging from organized chaos to outright anarchy. At the time I ...

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by millionsofmiles
Sat Aug 03, 2019 12:55 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Tower Air
Replies: 96
Views: 15723

Re: Tower Air

How is a building “indiscreet”? It wasn't, my bad. Composed quickly.... inconspicuous . It was a "just" a building @ JFK w/ a "Tower Air" referenced on like a single road sign & was prior to the central airport & airline terminals. On the LAX end I figured we'd be bused ...

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by millionsofmiles
Fri Aug 02, 2019 7:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Tower Air
Replies: 96
Views: 15723

Re: Tower Air

I flew Tower in late 90's LAX-JFK. I recall paying a price equal to other's on the route "economy" fare for Tower "First Class". If my recall is correct, they flew ought of the LAX International Terminal. Uneventful & unexceptional. The seat's were large "relic"-er...

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by millionsofmiles
Fri Aug 02, 2019 7:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Tower Air
Replies: 96
Views: 15723

Re: Tower Air

IIRC, Tower’s terminal was in a building that Pan Am used as it’s “Pan Am Terminal 2” to handle certain flights while the Worldport was being built in the very early 70s. IIRC, it handled Pan Am’s Caribbean flights. “Pan Am’s Terminal 2” of early 1970s vintage is not to be confused with the current ...

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by millionsofmiles
Fri Aug 02, 2019 11:43 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Airlines 767 Cabins Since Delivery
Replies: 129
Views: 20274

Re: American Airlines 767 Cabins Since Delivery

Do you have a photo of the launch cabin? Teague labeled it as such- that's what I was going off of. Yes, I do. But I am in the pictures along with others and I do not feel comfortable sharing them here. There are now several photos of AA's 767 at SFO from January 1983 on a.net. Is this the first mo...

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by millionsofmiles
Mon Jul 29, 2019 3:00 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: TWA 747 Interiors (1995-1998) Questions
Replies: 12
Views: 4389

Re: TWA 747 Interiors (1995-1998) Questions

Here are three videos I took walking around the interior of one of their 747s after it was in storage. This was one that was leased from Air France and retired in 1997. https://www.instagram.com/p/BrBN8xWFcUX/ I am one of your followers on IG, and always envied your pictures and videos.. From the l...

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by millionsofmiles
Mon Jul 29, 2019 2:58 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: TWA 747 Interiors (1995-1998) Questions
Replies: 12
Views: 4389

Re: TWA 747 Interiors (1995-1998) Questions

Here are three videos I took walking around the interior of one of their 747s after it was in storage. This was one that was leased from Air France and retired in 1997. https://www.instagram.com/p/BrBN8xWFcUX/ Great video. If that’s the Air France (-128), I believe that’s the one that was called “T...

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by millionsofmiles
Sun Jul 28, 2019 2:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Historical Question: L1011 PHL-BWI, circa late 1978
Replies: 20
Views: 2710

Re: Historical Question: L1011 PHL-BWI, circa late 1978

The L-1011s (wide bodies) were required to be in a maintenance base every night. Interesting. From May 1976 or so, Eastern overnighted an L-1011 (in the early 80s, an A-300) every night at San Antonio. There were airline maintenance options available at SAT, but I don't recall Eastern having a spec...

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by millionsofmiles
Tue Jul 23, 2019 5:30 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA pilots to strike over the summer?
Replies: 51
Views: 6871

Re: BA pilots to strike over the summer?

Considering the glee with which the BA pilots not only crossed the BA flight attendants’ picket line in 2010, but actively worked with BA management to destroy it, I hope they don’t expect any support from other unions. BA pilots, in many cases, worked as scab flight attendants on their days off. N...

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by millionsofmiles
Tue Jul 23, 2019 5:24 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JFK Airport in the 1960's and 1970's
Replies: 75
Views: 11195

Re: JFK Airport in the 1960's and 1970's

When i was a kid, my parents had an already well-worn copy of an amazing guidebook called, “NY At Your Fingertips.” It was a very thick book with no pictures but amazing descriptions of places; buildings; hotels; etc. from the early 60s. There was an entire section describing each of the terminals a...

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by millionsofmiles
Mon Jul 22, 2019 10:30 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Airlines and Routes from the old Dhahran Airport
Replies: 17
Views: 2048

Re: Airlines and Routes from the old Dhahran Airport

TWA served Dhahran for decades on its routes to Bombay and beyond, mostly as a stop between Cairo and Bombay. It was flown initially with Constellations and transitioned to 707s before being dropped prior to 1972. DHA had both terminators and through flights on the round-the-world route. It was gone...

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by millionsofmiles
Mon Jul 22, 2019 9:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA pilots to strike over the summer?
Replies: 51
Views: 6871

Re: BA pilots to strike over the summer?

Considering the glee with which the BA pilots not only crossed the BA flight attendants’ picket line in 2010, but actively worked with BA management to destroy it, I hope they don’t expect any support from other unions. BA pilots, in many cases, worked as scab flight attendants on their days off. No...

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by millionsofmiles
Tue Jul 02, 2019 11:23 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: The Inflight Movies on Flights that Crashed
Replies: 44
Views: 6952

Re: The Inflight Movies on Flights that Crashed

It took 11 seconds. 11 seconds was the beginning of rightward input against the leftward roll. The aircraft did not pitch down until 3seconds before impact. much less see/understand it Not true. If you have ever had a near-death experience, as I have, you would know that time...and your perception....

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by millionsofmiles
Tue Jul 02, 2019 9:24 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: The Inflight Movies on Flights that Crashed
Replies: 44
Views: 6952

Re: The Inflight Movies on Flights that Crashed

A little off topic, but similar, AA's DC-10s had a projector showing the view from the front of the plane in the cockpit. So pax on AA 191 would've been able to watch their plane plunge into the ground just after takeoff. That's horrifying to think about. That's often mentioned, but it's doubtful t...

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by millionsofmiles
Mon Jul 01, 2019 10:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: How did Airlines Fill up Large Widebodies in the Old days?
Replies: 119
Views: 23171

Re: How did Airlines Fill up Large Widebodies in the Old days?

timz wrote:
Q wrote:
I can't image that United 747-200 flew Chicago to Hilo daily non stop!

Doubt anyone ever flew ORD-ITO nonstop daily. (UA just had 747-100s then.)


In the mid-70s, UA operated a 5 day a week 747-122 eastbound ITO-HNL nonstop. The flight originated in HNL.

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by millionsofmiles
Mon Jul 01, 2019 10:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: How did Airlines Fill up Large Widebodies in the Old days?
Replies: 119
Views: 23171

Re: How did Airlines Fill up Large Widebodies in the Old days?

A long time ago, I can't image that United 747-200 flew Chicago to Hilo daily non stop! Today is none! Maybe cheaper fares and hotel cheap in Hawaii than today expenses. Q 747-100. UA only had two 747-222s, which they purchased specifically for JFK-NRT in 1987. The 747-122 operated the erstwhile IT...

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by millionsofmiles
Fri Jun 07, 2019 2:23 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Your experience on now defunct carriers
Replies: 79
Views: 4123

Re: Your experience on now defunct carriers

Of course this was the late 80's or early 90's, so a whole different era when it came to aviation. We were going on holiday to Portugal, a flight of only a few hours. Yet the service level was out of this world, I doubt any airline nowadays could match it. Even for such a short flight they did ever...

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by millionsofmiles
Fri Jun 07, 2019 1:00 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: US Airports with US military bases
Replies: 26
Views: 1948

Re: US Airports with US military bases

MCO began as a civilian airport which was then leased by the Air Force, which renamed it McCoy Air Force Base which is where the MCO designator comes from. McCoy remained active until 1975 side-by-side with numerous Eastern, Delta, National and Southern departures each day, including numerous widebo...

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by millionsofmiles
Tue Jun 04, 2019 4:14 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Hawaiian being forced out of LAX terminal
Replies: 53
Views: 9089

Re: Hawaiian being forced out of LAX terminal

Hawaiian is trying to leverage its LAX move in its objection to the HND route awards. Hawaiian argues that it should be granted the HND authority granted to AA in the recent award because it is being treated unfairly by LAWA. Talk about reaching. It’s like telling the teacher that they must give me ...

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by millionsofmiles
Sun Jun 02, 2019 3:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: How Long Did It Take American to Retire the TWA Brand?
Replies: 53
Views: 9899

Re: How Long Did It Take American to Retire the TWA Brand?

As late as Fall 2002, AA was still using the TWA safety video on the 757-231. TWA LLC was operating separately under another certificate.

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by millionsofmiles
Thu May 30, 2019 8:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Airlines 767 Cabins Since Delivery
Replies: 129
Views: 20274

Re: American Airlines 767 Cabins Since Delivery

Actually...that is not the 767-200 launch cabin. The aft bulkhead walls were delivered with the matte computer-generated cloud/sky pattern. Do you have a photo of the launch cabin? Teague labeled it as such- that's what I was going off of. Yes, I do. But I am in the pictures along with others and I...

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by millionsofmiles
Wed May 29, 2019 2:48 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Airlines 767 Cabins Since Delivery
Replies: 129
Views: 20274

Re: American Airlines 767 Cabins Since Delivery

While working on my 747 launch customers project (27 airlines), I came across this rather rare photo from Teague- The firm who designed the 1983 AA cabins. The 767 coach cabin originated in all blue (which was a departure from the blue and beige alternating design in other AA planes at the time). N...

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by millionsofmiles
Mon May 20, 2019 5:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumor: American Airlines To Bring Back Seatback IFEs On Domestic Aircraft
Replies: 180
Views: 22444

Re: Rumor: American Airlines To Bring Back Seatback IFEs On Domestic Aircraft

It's the same thing I fault WN on: deploy more seat power and I wouldn't care whether it's Wifi or PTV. But to think that a small device can last 3-4 hours without charging it is ridiculous. Devices are now being sold with more battery life, but they assume regular usage and not extended. It's quit...

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by millionsofmiles
Mon May 20, 2019 5:22 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airport PAST: Dallas Love Field - Southwest 727 Braniff 747 Delta 747 plus
Replies: 61
Views: 8256

Re: Airport PAST: Dallas Love Field - Southwest 727 Braniff 747 Delta 747 plus

My question is was there one with a black 'BI' and one with an orange 'BI' tail, or were thy both orange 'BI' tails, any one know? I seen to recall one wearing a black 'BI' only the only 747 with a black "BI" on the tail was N9666 ... a 747-123 leased from American March 1978 til June 198...

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by millionsofmiles
Thu May 16, 2019 12:30 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airport PAST: Dallas Love Field - Southwest 727 Braniff 747 Delta 747 plus
Replies: 61
Views: 8256

Re: Airport PAST: Dallas Love Field - Southwest 727 Braniff 747 Delta 747 plus

Len Morgan RIP was a Braniff pilot and a 747 Captain, he had a regular column in Flying magazine If I remember correctly from an article of his BN flew the 747 from Love field to London Gatwick ? BN began LGW in 1978. LGW was not served from Dallas-Love Field. The only scheduled BN 747 service at L...

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by millionsofmiles
Wed May 15, 2019 5:36 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What (Not) to Say When Interviewing to Be a Flight Attendant
Replies: 56
Views: 11156

Re: What (Not) to Say When Interviewing to Be a Flight Attendant

Interesting story but begs a question: If one is truly passionate about their career then why the contrived answers? The correct answers will be easy for any applicant who’s genuine. You don’t need a coach. The contrived answers posted here are NOT needed. It’s called common sense; putting your bes...

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