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by mga707
Tue Jul 16, 2019 5:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA diversion to Yuma
Replies: 27
Views: 4418

Re: AA diversion to Yuma

Yuma sees all kinds of military charters. Air stairs for an A320 is no big deal. America West had scheduled mainline YUM-LAS service with 737-200s at various times (seasonal-winter) in the '80s/'90s. also, Mcdonnell-Douglas used to use YUM for testing extensively back when they were building aircra...

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by mga707
Sat Jun 29, 2019 5:21 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WN State Theme Jets Question
Replies: 17
Views: 2683

Re: WN State Theme Jets Question

They, for the most part, are based off of where SWA has hubs in. New Mexico was added because it was the first non-Texas state they flew to. Louisiana, I believe was the next non-Texas state. Other way around. Louisiana (MSY) was the first state outside of Texas to be added, in January 1979. New Me...

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by mga707
Mon Jun 10, 2019 1:21 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Trans Air and their 1980's Las Vegas terminal
Replies: 9
Views: 1630

Re: American Trans Air and their 1980's Las Vegas terminal

If you use the timeline feature on google earth, it appears this terminal was actually the original terminal at LAS Not the same building, but yes, the original terminal at McCarran was on this site. Used until the original part of the current terminal complex--the 'banjos'--opened in the early 196...

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by mga707
Sun Jun 09, 2019 9:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Trans Air and their 1980's Las Vegas terminal
Replies: 9
Views: 1630

Re: American Trans Air and their 1980's Las Vegas terminal

Yes, the old Hughes Charter Terminal. Never flew ATA out of there, but in 1982-83 I did fly a couple of Royal American Airways scheduled flights (on Viscounts) from that terminal to both TUS and SAN. Seem to recall Wardair Canada using it at that time as well.

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by mga707
Sun Jun 09, 2019 3:58 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Phoenix Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 477
Views: 58255

Re: Phoenix Aviation Thread - 2019

airzona11 wrote:
Was out not he Salt River today and saw the DC10 air tanker doing laps, must have been 5+ circuits. Were these training runs or actually dumping on fires?


Unaware of any fires in central AZ at this moment.

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by mga707
Wed Jun 05, 2019 4:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: MRJ is now the Space Jet
Replies: 75
Views: 12818

Re: MRJ is now the Space Jet

Well they have the Space Wagon so now they have the Space Jet as well. Only logical I guess. Didn't realize that model existed. IMO, a more fitting name would have been the MRJ Evo (Evolution). :) I believe it was marketed as Chariot in the United States. Only the second generation of this vehicle ...

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by mga707
Sat Jun 01, 2019 4:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: MRJ is now the Space Jet
Replies: 75
Views: 12818

Re: MRJ is now the Space Jet

LockheedBBD wrote:
Maybe the "Space" in Space Jet refers to how spacious the cabin is supposed to be (what marketing wants you to think)?


Of course that is the idea! Why is this even under discussion? A 'well, duh!' if there ever was one.

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by mga707
Sat Jun 01, 2019 5:33 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: MRJ is now the Space Jet
Replies: 75
Views: 12818

Re: MRJ is now the Space Jet

Redd wrote:
smokeybandit wrote:
Will they have Space Truckers and Space Cowboys too?



I may be wrong, but I think Space Jet refers to space as volume, or capacity, not outer space. Implying it's a jet with lots of space, like the 727 was called the Whisper Jet.


Of course, just as Western called their DC-10 the SpaceShip.

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by mga707
Fri May 31, 2019 7:09 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Will DFW ever get 12:00am+(23:00) long haul departure?
Replies: 25
Views: 4170

Re: Footage from a drone dangerously close to An A380

Planes4you wrote:
chrisp390 wrote:
They had permission.


Ah ok also I changed the thread because there was already a thread for it


Thread title as written makes no sense: "Will after ever get..."?

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by mga707
Fri May 31, 2019 4:08 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA191 40 Year Anniversary coming up
Replies: 155
Views: 18896

Re: AA191 40 Year Anniversary coming up

BravoOne wrote:
They sold a lot of DC10's after that accident so I'm not sure that is a correct assessment ?


From memory, the only two large DC-10 orders after 1979 were from then-Federal Express and from the USAF (KC-10 tankers).

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by mga707
Thu May 30, 2019 4:57 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Printed Airline Timetables
Replies: 33
Views: 2823

Re: Printed Airline Timetables

I have several big boxes of printed timetables that date back to the 1960s, including almost all of WN's paper flight skeds from the '70s until they stopped printing them. They are all some of my prized possessions. I also have a couple of the big blue International versions of the printed OAGs tha...

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by mga707
Mon May 27, 2019 5:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA191 40 Year Anniversary coming up
Replies: 155
Views: 18896

Re: AA191 40 Year Anniversary coming up

I seem to remember reading as well that there was some kind of stand-up bar in the back, and one of the flight attendants was briefly trapped because of the partially collapsed floor. I have no source other than to say "I read it a long time ago". Maybe someone here in the know can confir...

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by mga707
Mon May 27, 2019 5:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA191 40 Year Anniversary coming up
Replies: 155
Views: 18896

Re: AA191 40 Year Anniversary coming up

Interesting, I figured someone had called in. I didn’t know it happened the way you described. Captain Lux lived in the PHX area. Another CA asked him to take the trip at ORD and he did. Lux was supposed to spend the weekend with his son at the family lake house in WI. Judging by the above comments...

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by mga707
Sun May 26, 2019 5:38 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA191 40 Year Anniversary coming up
Replies: 155
Views: 18896

Re: AA191 40 Year Anniversary coming up

I dont think it is a 707 because the tail end of the plane rides higher than the front end and 707s, as your pic shows is level from tail to nose. It also is sitting higher than a 707. It is indeed a TWA 707. Look at the shape of the fuselage cross-section. Pure Boeing. DC-8 had a 'double bubble' c...

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by mga707
Sun May 26, 2019 5:37 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA191 40 Year Anniversary coming up
Replies: 155
Views: 18896

Re: AA191 40 Year Anniversary coming up

https://lessonslearned.faa.gov/American ... _photo.jpg


It is a TWA 707 with open engine cowlings.
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Bobloblaw wrote:
Does anyone know what aircraft and airline this is in the foreground. Looks like a DC8, maybe air canada?

https://lessonslearned.faa.gov/American ... _photo.jpg


It is a TWA 707 with open engine cowlings.

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by mga707
Tue May 21, 2019 4:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DFW Announces Terminal F Plans & C Renovations
Replies: 82
Views: 9367

Re: DFW Announces Terminal F Plans & C Renovations

When DFW was built, Terminal A was used by Texas International and {the original) Frontier Airlines, Terminal B by Braniff (which was then the biggest carrier at DFW), Terminal C by American and Eastern (but AA by far the bigger), and Terminal E by Continental (about 4 gates), and Delta. (the iindi...

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by mga707
Mon May 20, 2019 1:30 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airport PAST: Dallas Love Field - Southwest 727 Braniff 747 Delta 747 plus
Replies: 61
Views: 8192

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

Did BN use their 747s on any domestic routes in the Continental US ? They did indeed I shot an 747SP here at LAX. I' m sure the others came thru to do Hawaii runs as well. BN747 No domestic ('Continental') 747 service from LAX. Only to HNL (starting May 4, 1979), Guam and Hong Kong (HNL route exten...

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by mga707
Mon May 20, 2019 1:11 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airport PAST: Dallas Love Field - Southwest 727 Braniff 747 Delta 747 plus
Replies: 61
Views: 8192

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

Did BN use their 747s on any domestic routes in the Continental US ? I had replied 'No' but upon further checking (thanks, George Cearley's incredibly detailed Braniff pictorial history books!) I found that Braniff did indeed run 747s in the 'Continental' US, briefly: Between November 1, 1978 and e...

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by mga707
Sun May 19, 2019 5:15 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airport PAST: Dallas Love Field - Southwest 727 Braniff 747 Delta 747 plus
Replies: 61
Views: 8192

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

Some of the SW 727 from AA or BN were not leased(or that is what the paperwork said) but was a settlement for a reservation settlement issue. Zero dollar lease if you will. Yes, that was the sole BN 727 that WN had for two years, 1978-80. That is the one in the photos here. The later 727s that were...

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by mga707
Wed May 15, 2019 5:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airport PAST: Dallas Love Field - Southwest 727 Braniff 747 Delta 747 plus
Replies: 61
Views: 8192

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

This is the 727 in question. 0237865 I wish they had more of the type and for longer than the two times combined, preferably in the golden livery. WN only used them as a stop gap. They allowed WN to grow to California, and to to grow before the 737-300 became available. They were a better plane for...

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by mga707
Sun May 12, 2019 10:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WN announces service to ITO
Replies: 93
Views: 13715

Re: WN announces service to ITO

1. WN announced interisland service--4 daily roundtrips to HNL--not daily service to every city in California. 2. LIH flights will start before ITO; LIH was announced months ago. 3. Hilo does have hotels. 2 of them are pretty big, but its nothing compared to Kona and we like it that way. 4. AQ and ...

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by mga707
Sun May 12, 2019 4:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WN announces service to ITO
Replies: 93
Views: 13715

Re: WN announces service to ITO

B1168 wrote:
I do want to ask a question. Is it possible for WN to use their 737 MAX 7 to fly between DFW and Hawaii? I see limited destination selections on AA, and I hope WN can improve it a bit using smaller aircrafts.


Don't have an answer for you, but it would be DAL (Love), not DFW.

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by mga707
Sun May 12, 2019 4:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WN announces service to ITO
Replies: 93
Views: 13715

Re: WN announces service to ITO

Hilo and Volcano village are on our list for our next trip to Hawaii. We've seen and done the chain hotel/touristy beach thing. Would love to experience a whole new side of Hawaii. Go to Moloka'i. My favorite island. The mile ride down/up the cliff to Kalaupapa (leper colony) is amazing. The rest o...

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by mga707
Sun May 12, 2019 3:44 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WN announces service to ITO
Replies: 93
Views: 13715

Re: WN announces service to ITO

RJNUT wrote:
..and Northwest flew SEA-ITO with Boeing 707;s


Western flew there also from 1969 until deregulation, also with 707s.

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by mga707
Sat May 11, 2019 11:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WN announces service to ITO
Replies: 93
Views: 13715

Re: WN announces service to ITO

Hilo is also the second largest city in Hawaii. Air demand in Hawaii is driven by tourism, not local population. That the Hilo MSA (all of the Big Island) has 185K people isn't irrelevant. KOA and ITO didn't handle 4 million passengers last year by that 185K flying frequently. On the main interisla...

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by mga707
Sat May 11, 2019 10:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Something wrong with Boeing's safety culture?
Replies: 293
Views: 35131

Re: Something wrong with Boeing's safety culture?

I'm Canadian but I'm going to defend my American Cousins. Please stop with the American bashing and attacks. Not all Americans are the same. American cars can't be driven beyond 120km/h and can't go 240 km/h? You obviously do not know much about American Vehicles like the Camaro/Mustang/Corvette or...

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by mga707
Sat May 11, 2019 2:22 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Red & white B727 at LAX - which airline?
Replies: 30
Views: 5646

Re: Red & white B727 at LAX - which airline?

I believe it might be Braniff. Multi colored fleet in the late 70’s green red and blue as I remember. Probably one of the inter changes before de regulation Please at least READ the original post before posting a response! Photo is from 1993. And it has already been correctly answered that the 727 ...

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by mga707
Thu May 09, 2019 11:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: California Pacific for sale
Replies: 34
Views: 6486

Re: California Pacific for sale

One can hardly argue Pacific Mississippi! California Pacific is not a storied name. You realize, when creating an airline, that you can name it whatever you want (assuming it is not taken already). Sure California Pacific Airline is better than Pacific Mississippi Airlines...but you can name your n...

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by mga707
Sun Apr 28, 2019 5:12 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Panagra's 2-letter code?
Replies: 19
Views: 1998

Re: Panagra's 2-letter code?

I tried a Google search, too, and came up with PGI. Curious about Panagra recently, did they and Braniff both fly to South America? Which routes did they share or have separately? When you go through the old BI magazines, it appeared to be a merger of two SA routes. Who had what? Thanks duplicate

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by mga707
Sun Apr 28, 2019 5:10 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Panagra's 2-letter code?
Replies: 19
Views: 1998

Re: Panagra's 2-letter code?

I tried a Google search, too, and came up with PGI. Curious about Panagra recently, did they and Braniff both fly to South America? Which routes did they share or have separately? When you go through the old BI magazines, it appeared to be a merger of two SA routes. Who had what? Thanks Braniff fle...

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by mga707
Fri Apr 26, 2019 7:25 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Does WN system penalize for early check-in attempt?
Replies: 40
Views: 4266

Re: Does WN system penalize for early check-in attempt?

Perhaps you need to update your screen at the time of check-in and then enter your credentials? It sounds like when you are currently entering your credentials your flight isn't available for check-in - wait until you can check-in and then open the page. 5 minutes doesn't make that great of a diffe...

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by mga707
Fri Apr 26, 2019 1:17 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WN looking at A220
Replies: 280
Views: 44357

Re: WN looking at A220

Does Southwest have a need for a plane to run on long - thin routes? Or, do they wish to continue the multiple connection model to get to a destination reasonably far away? My cousin takes Southwest CLE- to wherever, often SAN on business trips, or Florida, and multiple connections are the norm. Mi...

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by mga707
Fri Apr 19, 2019 8:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alaska Airlines 737 MAX Future - Bright or Bleak?
Replies: 76
Views: 9365

Re: Alaska Airlines 737 MAX Future - Bright or Bleak?

[...]The Electra was grounded after two fatal crashes. The design issue was fixed and the airplane enjoyed a long career as an excellent airplane. Right, but you forgot to mention one important fact: after those horrofic crashes with Electras dropping off their wings mid-air, orders had been cancel...

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by mga707
Fri Apr 19, 2019 8:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alaska Airlines 737 MAX Future - Bright or Bleak?
Replies: 76
Views: 9365

Re: Alaska Airlines 737 MAX Future - Bright or Bleak?

There will hopefully be many lessons learned from this. But the industry and public will move on. Soon enough, Boeing will be back to full production and MAX’s will be flying the friendly skies again. I said from the get go that all this was was a time to watch for dips in Boeings stock price and b...

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by mga707
Thu Apr 18, 2019 4:06 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Allegiant to build new terminal at VPS
Replies: 34
Views: 4486

Re: Allegiant to build new terminal at VPS

I wonder if the new ‘terminal’ is the satellite concourse depicted in this updated master plan video by the airport from January. https://youtu.be/0ukQQAikRG4 That's consistent with what I would expect from Allegiant... no frills, ground-level boarding, limited services, low capex. Exactly what All...

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by mga707
Wed Apr 17, 2019 6:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Airlines Plans JFK-Guyana; Increase MIA-Guyana Service
Replies: 53
Views: 7220

Re: American Airlines Plans JFK-Guyana; Increase MIA-Guyana Service

Is at least part of the reason for this a 'backdoor' way to get to/from neighboring Venezuela? Assuming there are still scheduled Caracas-Georgetown services.

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by mga707
Mon Apr 15, 2019 8:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: When did Southwest begin NYC service?
Replies: 23
Views: 2699

Re: When did Southwest begin NYC service?

WN got LGA slots and entered LGA when they purchased the dead ATA’s assets in late 2008 (with service commencing several months later in 2009). Their LGA service began the end of June '09. Right when their final printed timetable came out, so LGA was the last new city added to the map on the back. ...

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by mga707
Fri Apr 12, 2019 8:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: FMN tries to bring back commercial service, plans infrastructure upgrades.
Replies: 8
Views: 1103

Re: FMN tries to bring back commercial service, plans infrastructure upgrades.

A far cry from circa 50 years ago, when Farmington was a busy connection point for the original Frontier. 11 daily Convair 580 flights to 7 different airports, including nonstops to Albuquerque and Grand Junction, and flights with stops to Denver and Phoenix.

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by mga707
Thu Apr 11, 2019 6:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta looking into accelerating MD-90 retirement
Replies: 203
Views: 29542

Re: Delta looking into accelerating MD-90 retirement

HaulSudson wrote:
Well, it's 2019 after all.

Seems this belongs to a place and an era where people were still using paper cheques.

:duck:


I just mailed a couple of checks (assume that's the same as a 'cheque') yesterday...

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by mga707
Fri Apr 05, 2019 1:51 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Confirmed: Jetblue Announces Flights to London from JFK and BOS from 2021
Replies: 947
Views: 141629

Re: Jetblue “Save the Date” All Hands - April 10

Stop with this Midwest stuff. B6 is going to add BOS flights to Midwest in future. B6 does not have HUBS. They have focus cities and run point to point service. They’ve said bos-cmh/cvg but not this year. Pilots have said they hear B6 made an aquarium of another airline ...guess will know in a coup...

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by mga707
Tue Apr 02, 2019 11:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Phoenix Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 477
Views: 58255

Re: Phoenix Aviation Thread - 2019

Getting ready for fire season? Out for a walk at about 9am and the DC-10 fire tanker flew over me while landing at IWA. Apparently came in from ABQ. https://flightaware.com/live/flight/T912/history/20190401/1513Z/KABQ/KIWA We were flying to Tucson on Saturday and getting close to Pinal I said "...

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by mga707
Wed Mar 27, 2019 4:11 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: F9 starting Tyler, TX (TYR)
Replies: 61
Views: 7228

Re: F9 starting Tyler, TX (TYR)

modernArt wrote:
Hmm, has Tyler ever had mainline service before? Not sure if Texas International flew their DC-9s into Tyler.

Corpus Christi seems like a logical opportunity.


Tyler was one of the stations that TI dropped in 1978/79 when deregulation started and they retired their CV-600s. No DC-9s there.

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by mga707
Fri Mar 15, 2019 1:45 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Will MAX grounding delay AA MD-80 retirements AGAIN?
Replies: 114
Views: 16513

Re: Will MAX grounding delay AA MD-80 retirements AGAIN?

j0erayb0b99 wrote:
Isn't American down 38 total aircraft with the 14 newly Retrofitted Oasis 737NG having problems with the overhead bins?


That is what I have heard as well.

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by mga707
Wed Mar 13, 2019 9:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Does Southwest have any recently retired aircraft available for service?
Replies: 22
Views: 2893

Re: Does Southwest have any recently retired aircraft available for service?

Boof02671 wrote:
They are using the 738 for Hawaii service.


True, but conceivable that they might need those ETOPS-certified -800s to cover for the MAX-8s. We'll see.

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by mga707
Wed Mar 13, 2019 9:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Does Southwest have any recently retired aircraft available for service?
Replies: 22
Views: 2893

Re: Does Southwest have any recently retired aircraft available for service?

I'm more curious about AA than WN on this. In addition to the 24 MAX-8s they have somewhere around a dozen or more 737-800s out of service right now due to an overhead bin issue. So that's slightly more aircraft parked than WN. I would assume any MD-80s that were scheduled to retire in the next mont...

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by mga707
Wed Mar 06, 2019 5:18 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: The world's longest-running airlines
Replies: 60
Views: 10735

Re: The world's longest-running airlines

United Airlines was a combination of Boeing Air Transport and Varney Airlines. That is only 2 or the 4 predecessor companies. The other two were Pacific Air Transport along the West Coast (Seattle to San Diego) and National Air Transport from New York to Chicago and Chicago to Dallas. United lost t...

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by mga707
Wed Mar 06, 2019 5:15 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: The world's longest-running airlines
Replies: 60
Views: 10735

Re: The world's longest-running airlines

United Airlines (1926) Ok, United Airlines was set up in 1928, but as they acquired Varney Air Lines which had been set up in 1926, they have a claim for 1926. I suppose the CNN article looks at which legal entities have been running the longest, and Varney Air Lines itself is not such. https://en....

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by mga707
Wed Mar 06, 2019 5:00 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: The world's longest-running airlines
Replies: 60
Views: 10735

Re: The world's longest-running airlines

Also, while the list mentions Finnair's original name, it does not note that until shortly before WW2 Avianca was known by the acronym SCADTA and was German-owned. The US government put pressure on the Colombian government to 'kick out' the Germans and reform the airline as a Colombian organization ...

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by mga707
Wed Mar 06, 2019 4:57 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: The world's longest-running airlines
Replies: 60
Views: 10735

Re: The world's longest-running airlines

The start date of 1924 for Delta is dubious also. That year was when crop-dusting firm Huff-Daland Dusters started operations. They did not start a passenger-carrying subsidiary, Delta Air service, until 1928. Furthermore, Delta Air Service was forced to give up it's passenger and mail operation in ...

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by mga707
Wed Mar 06, 2019 2:44 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Express/Commutair incident 3/4 at Presque Isle, ME
Replies: 106
Views: 23928

Re: United Express/Commutair incident 3/4 at Presque Isle, ME

A nose gear in an engine intake is one of the strangest sights of a airliner in an incident or crash I can recall. It is fortunate that it didn't hit the fuselage and hurt anyone. I suspect the level of damage, the age of the a/c, its remaining value, will likely mean become parted and scrapped out...

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