If my memory serves me correctly, there was also PDX-FUK.
Yep, how could I forget the short-lived and much-hyped PDX-FUK service in 1998-99. There were rumors that they wanted to replace that with PDX-KIX, but I guess they never got down to it?
PDX-SEL, PDX-NRT, PDX-NGO, PDX-TPE-BKK, PDX-CVG, PDX-ATL - maybe a PDX-JFK in there too sometime.Jump to post
they have some flights that operate the overseas a/c configurations, where you get to sit in Business Elite with a first ticket
Look for flight numbers under 200 or flight numbers 19xx to determine if a BizElite equipped aircraft is operating the route.
When NRT open the new runway, the only 747 flying intra-asian flight will be NRT-Taipei (Taiwan).
What about NRT-SIN, NRT-BKK, NRT-MNL, NGO-MNL, KIX-MNL, NRT-SPN, NRT-GUM, NRT-PEK and NRT-HKG?
I flew DL 1999 this morning and it was a BizElite 763ER rather than an M11 as per the December 1 schedule. I did come back on the M11 on DL 112. There is a world of difference between BizE on the M11 and the 763, so try and get on the former when possible.
<i>Apparently it didn't work wonders for the balance sheet and was quickly scuttled. </i> Arguably, it wasn't AA that scuttled value pricing, but rather NWA who tried to undercut it in an all-out fare war. However, the November ATW has either Don Carty or Mike Gunn making a statement about how they ...Jump to post
<i>All flights to and from DCA are required to have USAMs on board. </i> No. That was only a REQUIREMENT for Stage 1 of DCA reopening. It is no longer REQUIRED, but the FAA stops short of saying anything specifically to that effect because its all about public perception. However, yes, "skymarshals"...Jump to post
<i>Unless the frangible round hits you in the back of the head before you see him/her.</i> Although I cannot and will not comment on the specific SOP used by the "skymarshals", I will state that they are NOT authorized to use deadly force to neutralize a threat until that threat has clearly demonstr...Jump to post
Is there a source?
Source is Tony Tyler himself.
Having said that, Sean Mendis could teach us a thing or two about acheiving FF status on the cheap
I don't know whether to be insulted by this or not. I have 154 segments this year for just about 140,000 flown miles. I don't think that qualifies for *achieving FF status on the cheap*.
Gordon is ex-US Navy but never worked as a commercial pilot. He is a licensed CPL type rated of the 757/767 and also holds (held?) an A&P. His industry background was primarily on the maintenance side at Braniff, Piedmont and Western and later on with Boeing. In other words, he is no more a *pilot b...Jump to post
<i>I don't mean to nitpick but users such as myself would have liked and honest answer to that thread rather than having to email you to look up regos . OK, maybe that was an honest answer and you actually did not know about the website for "well over a year" </i> Both the statements are correct. BT...Jump to post
<i>looks like Sean Mendis/747-337 found the site and kept it a secret </i> Actually, those results were pulled from the CD-ROMs filed by the BTS with the Federal Depository library system, which includes my local library at Georgia Tech. But yes, I have known about the website for well over a year n...Jump to post
Excellent story Ryan. I'm glad to see that it was Cynthia Wilson did a piece on you. She was one of the few journos covering the TWA saga who truly understood the history and meaning behind the airline.Jump to post
No relation. If you ask TWA ALPA for their opinions of "Darnell J", you will see some very colorful language used.Jump to post
UA continues to carry 5th freedom restrictions on all segments to/from DEL that limit the number of pax they can carry O&D in the non-US market. Those will remain in place if UA restarts DEL, so don't look for that to happen soon.Jump to post
<i>I am not offending NWA, but I feel that NWA is a weak airline, that needs help. They were helped by the government plenty of times. They are the "babies" of airlines. </i> This analysis is why I keep coming back to airliners.net. Always insightful. <img src="/discussions/graphics/smile.gif"...Jump to post
Some interesting discussion about operational economics here. Let me add my 2 bits. Most airlines today do not require cost savings over their cost structures of a few years ago, unlike the early 80s when Lorenzo was faced with having to SLASH costs below any levels seen in recent history to remain ...Jump to post
<I>Before this gets out of hand, while NW does own a block of CO stock, but in a recent deal, NW gave up its veto power so NW no longer controls CO's future. </i> No. NWA traded in its CAL.A stock for CAL.B stock and maintained veto power over any acqusition of Continental. This was in January of 20...Jump to post
1) Bang for the buck is hard to quantify. Fares vary wildly. I've gotten cheap transcons on CO, but I've also gotten nice webfares on DL out of ATL. 2) Spacious in coach would have to be AA with MRTC. Spacious up front would have to be the flights that DL and CO operate domestically with intl config...Jump to post
<i>Despite India's self-congratulatory claim of being a democracy, it is not really a democracy in Western eyes. There is substantial graft/corruption...enough to make many dictators blush. </i> I'd actually argue that this is proof of India's democracy. Where else could an uneducated and corrupt bu...Jump to post
New Yorkers have some kinda hangup about EWR because they remember the rathole that airlines like PeoplExpress used to run out of. Well, guess what guys. While JFK has now transformed itself into the 21st century rathole, EWR has a shiny new terminal and great access to the city. All this while you ...Jump to post