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by 880dc8707
Mon Oct 07, 2019 3:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: October 7, 2019: KLM is 100 years old!
Replies: 44
Views: 5118

Re: October 7, 2019: KLM is 100 years old!

Congratulations KLM
My first jet flight was KLM DC-8 JFK - AMS IN 1966
Great airline then and now

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by 880dc8707
Mon Sep 16, 2019 5:30 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: U.S. Airline Club Lounges Locations in 1987
Replies: 9
Views: 900

Re: U.S. Airline Club Lounges Locations in 1987

AA had an Admirals Club in PHL - Term A

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by 880dc8707
Wed Jul 24, 2019 11:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Airlines flight attendant bitten by emotional support dog
Replies: 88
Views: 11329

Re: American Airlines flight attendant bitten by emotional support dog

I think the FREE FLIGHT is the big problem. I have to pay to help my granny get through the system. Make an ESA pay full fare for a seat, same a a helping family member

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by 880dc8707
Sat Jun 22, 2019 10:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: US Major Airlines - Regional Fleets
Replies: 30
Views: 3599

Re: US Major Airlines - Regional Fleets

Was on a 175 PHL - YUL operated by Republic for AA, The F/A announcements were all Unuted.com .Wonder how often this happens???

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by 880dc8707
Fri Apr 12, 2019 8:07 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Why so few international major carriers to Philadelphia?
Replies: 104
Views: 14467

Re: Why so few international major carriers to Philadelphia?

There is also Air Canada with good YYZ int'l traffic connections. At least it counts as Philly departures, but cuts into volume for other carriers

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by 880dc8707
Fri Apr 12, 2019 8:03 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Why so few international major carriers to Philadelphia?
Replies: 104
Views: 14467

Re: Why so few international major carriers to Philadelphia?

It is a triple perfect storm. AA fortress, EWR fares, and leakage. eg Princeton Univ is equidistant between PHL and EWR, an hour plus drive.In any other area that university would be mentioned as an airport draw. It doesn't even get an afterthought for PHL traffic. etc, etc, etc

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by 880dc8707
Thu Apr 04, 2019 12:05 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Airlines Charlotte-Munich: Already Failing?
Replies: 103
Views: 15308

Re: American Airlines Charlotte-Munich: Already Failing?

Many high school groups do Europe on spring break, I went with 200 (4 buses) in 1966. There are several tour operators that let teachers fly free to take groups of French, Spanish, History and other students.

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by 880dc8707
Thu Mar 28, 2019 11:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Pan Am 747 Cabin Era Articles- Introduction of Concept
Replies: 42
Views: 7234

Re: Pan Am 747 Cabin Era Articles- Introduction of Concept

Part of the inability to adjust was due to an unbalanced government regulations

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by 880dc8707
Thu Mar 28, 2019 10:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Pan Am 747 Cabin Era Articles- Introduction of Concept
Replies: 42
Views: 7234

Re: Pan Am 747 Cabin Era Articles- Introduction of Concept

Sounds great, let it fly

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by 880dc8707
Sun Mar 24, 2019 3:12 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Unknown airport-Eastern DC-9
Replies: 33
Views: 5505

Re: Unknown airport-Eastern DC-9

the picture from VS4ever is FLL, could be FLL or MIA, my original idea was also CLT but somewhere in FL makes sense

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by 880dc8707
Thu Feb 21, 2019 7:01 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Aviation in time of racial segregation
Replies: 29
Views: 4105

Re: Aviation in time of racial segregation

Maybe as far as buying tickets, but it still lingered in employment.

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by 880dc8707
Wed Feb 20, 2019 2:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Western Airlines DC-10 "Spaceship"
Replies: 32
Views: 5165

Re: Western Airlines DC-10 "Spaceship"

Flew WA 10's in F - LAX SEA but WX diversion to PDX
Rtn SEA LAX flew right over a still smoking Mt St Helens (1980)
Service was spectacular, Breakfast was like eating in a nice restaurant

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by 880dc8707
Wed Feb 20, 2019 5:03 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Eastern Airlines "WHISPERJET"
Replies: 45
Views: 8437

Re: Eastern Airlines "WHISPERJET"

SAS 990 also had Coronado designation on its tail.
Varig planes had Convair 990A
Could not find either on Gaurda 990 s

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by 880dc8707
Sat Feb 16, 2019 9:40 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: B707 vs DC-8
Replies: 22
Views: 2124

Re: B707 vs DC-8

My first jet flight was KLM DC 8 JFK AMS LBG IN April 66
2nd was Air France 707 FCO ORY PHL 2 weeks later
being 17 vs 70 and several pounds makes more of a comfort difference than the aircraft
Many flights were not full which added to the comfort

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by 880dc8707
Wed Jan 23, 2019 5:55 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Philadelphia Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 462
Views: 57299

Re: Philadelphia Aviation Thread - 2019

Wondering, If AA needs more widebody a/c, could IB (do they have enough extra equip) sub for the AA MAD and/or BCN flights ? Even for the summer, then IB would would have more lift for their South America prime season. Even even substitution would get some different metal in PHL.

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by 880dc8707
Sun Jul 29, 2018 7:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UAE And Canada amend Air Service Agreement
Replies: 76
Views: 9784

Re: UAE And Canada amend Air Service Agreement

Some of the trade unfairness may be that EK traffic is not just DXB but India Africa etc. When AC lands in DXB that is THE destination Don't know how to fixit it but it is what it is.

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by 880dc8707
Wed Jul 04, 2018 4:36 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: New planned destinations from LHR and any routes you think could start in the near future.
Replies: 37
Views: 4105

Re: New planned destinations from LHR and any routes you think could start in the near future.

I know the 3, I thought a 1 stop add on could add 3 more cities. It was just an example, Im sure there are similar in Australia, India, China (as a 1stop)

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by 880dc8707
Wed Jul 04, 2018 4:17 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: New planned destinations from LHR and any routes you think could start in the near future.
Replies: 37
Views: 4105

Re: New planned destinations from LHR and any routes you think could start in the near future.

I know 1stops have become less and less popular, but BA could up capacity and
fly PHL PIT, ORD STL, DEN SLC, whatever, get better market coverage, a bigger customer base

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by 880dc8707
Mon Jul 02, 2018 2:22 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: The most beautiful airplane ever built?
Replies: 104
Views: 9121

Re: The most beautiful airplane ever built?

The C's have it
Constellation
Caravelle
Concorde

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by 880dc8707
Mon Jul 02, 2018 2:07 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: First Flight and Airline?
Replies: 98
Views: 3407

Re: First Flight and Airline?

First I remember and first jet was KL DC 8 JFK AMS LBG April 1966
return
AF 707 FCO ORY PHL

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by 880dc8707
Sun Jul 01, 2018 5:06 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: I'm surprised I never landed at...
Replies: 36
Views: 1986

Re: I'm surprised I never landed at...

In the US I am missing SLC and SAN of the top 30
International I am missing PEK, HND, HKG, other airports in Asia and BCN

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by 880dc8707
Sat Jun 30, 2018 11:30 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: American Airlines Top 50 Longest Routes
Replies: 3
Views: 561

Re: American Airlines Top 50 Longest Routes

Thanks for the work. Very enjoyable.
If you want more why not AC, BA, JL or others.

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by 880dc8707
Mon Jun 18, 2018 2:12 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Next Lufthansa Group longhaul destinations
Replies: 84
Views: 15408

Re: Next Lufthansa Group longhaul destinations

What about an OS VIE - PHL, that and Scandanavia are some of the few openings left in Europe. Get in B4 AA gets there.

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by 880dc8707
Mon Jun 11, 2018 7:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airports where pax had to use stairs to board 747, DC-10, L-1011
Replies: 250
Views: 18490

Re: Airports where pax had to use stairs to board 747, DC-10, L-1011

CDG was one of the worst. ARR A340 stairs Lv 747 stairs Arr 777 jetway depart A340 jetway nest trip Arr A319 stairs Dep A340 stairs They were all AF within 2 years, due to that we try to avoid AF at all costs In addition ground staff was less than accommodation, In the air wonderful, like it was a d...

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by 880dc8707
Sun Jun 10, 2018 5:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Additional CX A350-1000 routes: LAX and EWR, plus large A350-900 expansion
Replies: 103
Views: 27155

Re: Additional CX A350-1000 routes: LAX and EWR, plus large A350-900 expansion

Was there a significant cost differential for British 707 vs VC10? Could they fill specific routs with one type JFK all VC10 BOS ORD JNB all 707
There may be other reasons than just popularity.

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by 880dc8707
Mon May 28, 2018 1:06 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why were the 757 and 767 such dead-end designs?
Replies: 109
Views: 17346

Re: Why were the 757 and 767 such dead-end designs?

Seems there were several answers. Small airport, small aircraft, post 911 economics etc

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by 880dc8707
Fri May 25, 2018 3:01 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A380 at PHX or SJU, can it be done? How likely that it be done?
Replies: 16
Views: 3120

Re: A380 at PHX or SJU, can it be done? How likely that it be done?

What about a one day (Sat) a week for Cruise Season, Could work from LON, PAR or FRA.

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by 880dc8707
Tue May 08, 2018 2:59 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Texas International
Replies: 83
Views: 8681

Re: Texas International

I flew a few TT TI Convair flights Midland San Angelo, Dallas , And DC 9 Abilene Dallas (Love) Mid afternoon, on time , no service
Two questions 1, Did they fly 9s to San Angelo? I thought just Convairs.
2 Did BA have Comets at SAT? Could it have been MX?

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by 880dc8707
Sun May 06, 2018 3:04 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: UA's domestic 777 vs DC-10
Replies: 36
Views: 4766

Re: UA's domestic 777 vs DC-10

They had 5 r/t PHL ORD,I flew at least three times, also flew PHL LAX

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by 880dc8707
Mon Apr 09, 2018 3:13 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SkyTeam TATL at PHL
Replies: 68
Views: 6430

Re: SkyTeam TATL at PHL

Aside from Princeton and other suburbs 20-40 miles from PHL consider concentric distances from many other airports. How far from BOS, ATL, IAH, DEN MSP to the nearest international gateway, or a smaller domestic city. Yes BOS loses to PVD, but what are the concentric distances of respective catchmen...

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by 880dc8707
Sat Apr 07, 2018 3:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Pan Am 707 cabin in color?
Replies: 16
Views: 4534

Re: Pan Am 707 cabin in color?

I flew PA 707s several times late 60s-70s mostly in coach, colors were subdued not bright. First class (1 lucky flight) was grey or light blue. Service was up scale, obviously better than the 80s. Several 1st class trips were fine(I think TWA was better) but coach had become a cattle call.

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by 880dc8707
Tue Apr 03, 2018 3:29 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Busiest UA international routes
Replies: 24
Views: 4797

Re: Busiest UA international routes

Local pax is very telling, A UA pax from MCI can get to LHR via ORD IAD and EWR. Choice due to times, fares, equipment can determine the route.

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by 880dc8707
Thu Mar 08, 2018 8:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Airlines Philadelphia (PHL) Hub
Replies: 89
Views: 18348

Re: American Airlines Philadelphia (PHL) Hub

For TYO why not try a daily split with MIA (maybe stop some whining) PHL 4x MIA 3x and see how it goes. AA or JL metal works for both hubs, prefer to see JL metal out of Philly

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by 880dc8707
Mon Feb 26, 2018 9:07 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Airports with most 747 service
Replies: 35
Views: 3486

Re: Airports with most 747 service

BA PHL-LHR 1X

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by 880dc8707
Sun Jan 28, 2018 6:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The ME3 and PHX
Replies: 51
Views: 5213

Re: The ME3 and PHX

Why so nasty? That is a reasonable question given geographic limitations, and may be due some consideration, certainly B4 other cities go to 2nd and 3rd carriers.

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by 880dc8707
Thu Jan 25, 2018 2:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Bloomberg: JAL considers additional A350s and int'l expansion
Replies: 90
Views: 20540

Re: Bloomberg: JAL considers additional A350s and int'l expansion

Is BER turning into the European DTW or MIA???

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by 880dc8707
Sun Jan 21, 2018 6:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Bloomberg: JAL considers additional A350s and int'l expansion
Replies: 90
Views: 20540

Re: Bloomberg: JAL considers additional A350s and int'l expansion

PHL is frequently overlooked due to NYC bleed, (also IAD on the southern metro edges 2 - 2.5 hrs). A very strong University base U Penn, Temple, Villanova, Drexel, plus many more, bleed again with Princeton and Rutgers to EWR, A nonstop would pick up some of that loss. A strong med-tech base also. S...

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by 880dc8707
Wed Jan 17, 2018 3:34 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why doesn't US have more holiday leisure airlines?
Replies: 255
Views: 20972

Re: Why doesn't US have more holiday leisure airlines?

Part of this is USA hotels are not set up for 7days in - 7days out. They cater to long weekends, week vacations, but sometimes Sat - Sat or Wed =Wed, 10 days if vacations permit. Business stays at the same hotel. As mentioned the US3 can work well around this scenario.

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by 880dc8707
Thu Dec 28, 2017 5:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: British Airways and the 767
Replies: 100
Views: 23550

Re: British Airways and the 767

Flew one on FRA LHR very comfortable, very full. Had to use a hard stand at T5, they need to figure that out.

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by 880dc8707
Wed Dec 20, 2017 5:01 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA summer 2018 adds
Replies: 109
Views: 17841

Re: AA summer 2018 adds

I wouldn't do a PHK LGA for a JFK flight
I did AC PHL YYZ SCL better fare but also more convenient than bussing from LGA to JFK

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by 880dc8707
Fri Oct 06, 2017 3:07 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The Telegraph article: "Is this the beginning of the end for the world's biggest passenger plane?" (=A380)
Replies: 61
Views: 16512

Re: The Telegraph article: "Is this the beginning of the end for the world's biggest passenger plane?" (=A380)

As av- geeks we are most aware of mistakes that are in our field of interest. General public not so much. There are many mistakes in other areas that we are not aware of. We are not perfect,

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by 880dc8707
Mon Sep 18, 2017 7:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Icelandair outlines intial 737MAX8 routes
Replies: 15
Views: 6241

Re: Icelandair outlines intial 737MAX8 routes

Sorry, I should have said inbound PHL connex, would be a double connex but still good price points for CLE,DTW,DFW,STL etc, now they will have 1 stop connex

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by 880dc8707
Mon Sep 18, 2017 4:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Icelandair outlines intial 737MAX8 routes
Replies: 15
Views: 6241

Re: Icelandair outlines intial 737MAX8 routes

Flew out of PHL in August. Loads were almost full, including up front. Did LHR connex,,not nearly as full. With all the new KFE flights FI and WOW, route becomes more O/D. lots of PHL connex cities will have their own N/S

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by 880dc8707
Thu Sep 14, 2017 2:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Icelandair Announces DFW
Replies: 90
Views: 10011

Re: Icelandair Announces DFW

Flew on the PHL flight in August, very full, LHR connections not nearly as high load factor. I don't know about yield. With all the new KEF flights, there will be less connex pax on the already established flights. May work out well for the 737 flights

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by 880dc8707
Thu Sep 14, 2017 2:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Icelandair Announces DFW
Replies: 90
Views: 10011

Re: Icelandair Announces DFW

Flew on the PHL flight in August, very full, LHR connections not nearly as high load factor. I don't know about yield. With all the new KEF flights, there will be less connex pax on the already established flights. May work out well for the 737 flights

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by 880dc8707
Sat Sep 02, 2017 2:40 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: American Airlines at JFK, A Few Years From Now
Replies: 29
Views: 4003

Re: American Airlines at JFK, A Few Years From Now

Is there a large enough FF base on eastern Long Island to warrant an Eagle or two to PHL. Could capture MAN,BUD, PRG etc

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by 880dc8707
Sat Sep 02, 2017 2:39 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: American Airlines at JFK, A Few Years From Now
Replies: 29
Views: 4003

Re: American Airlines at JFK, A Few Years From Now

Is there a large enough FF base on eastern Long Island to warrant an Eagle or two to PHL. Could capture MAN,BUD, PRG etc

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by 880dc8707
Thu Aug 03, 2017 3:25 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Flight schedules of westbound PA round the world flight ?
Replies: 14
Views: 2247

Re: Flight schedules of westbound PA round the world flight ?

Also Istanbul - I boarded in IST stopped in FRA (saw my first 747s) and continued on to LHR, It was still daylight, normal west to east Europe to NA. Many sights have access to timetables, as the times changed due to seasons, DST and equipment.

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by 880dc8707
Mon Jul 31, 2017 6:11 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United's old DC-8 fleet questions
Replies: 111
Views: 11136

Re: United's old DC-8 fleet questions

The large numbers were primarily due to the mission, lots of transcons and Hawaii before their influx of international,
Was lucky my 6th flight was a UAL DC8-21 LAX IAD PHL, Also flew their 50s 61s and 62s
My first jet was also an 8 KLM 50 JFK AMS

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