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by PSAatSAN4Ever
Tue Jun 22, 2021 2:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA again looking at leaving Gatwick
Replies: 69
Views: 14891

Re: BA again looking at leaving Gatwick

Hypothetical scenario: Let's say BA moves entirely out of LGW, focusing entirely on LHR. One day, LHR simply isn't enough for the flag carrier, and they need to move back to LGW. What if LGW is booming and doesn't have enough room for BA to return? Would BA pressure the government to perhaps "m...

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by PSAatSAN4Ever
Tue Jun 22, 2021 2:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DFW Airport marks 40 years as an American Airlines hub
Replies: 45
Views: 6063

Re: DFW Airport marks 40 years as an American Airlines hub

AA's June 1, 1973 timetable shows the following flights out of DAL, 7 months before DFW opened: ACA: 1x 707 BAL: 3x 707 BOS: 1x 727 ORD: 2x DC-10, 3x 707, 1x 727 CVG: 1x 707, 3x 727 CLE: 1x 707, 3x 727 DAY: 1x 707, 1x 727 DTW: 1x 707, 1x 727 ELP: 2x DC-10, 1x 707, 2x 727 IND: 3x 707 LIT: 4x 727 LAX...

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by PSAatSAN4Ever
Wed Jun 16, 2021 2:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Skywest Pre-canceling Several Friday LAX E-175 Flights?
Replies: 2
Views: 1168

Re: Skywest Pre-canceling Several Friday LAX E-175 Flights?

Those are DL flights and still show operating on their website. Probably a flightaware glitch. Flightaware has turned into a data aggregation company instead of a flight tracker, and it pulls data from many resources. It’s not uncommon for flightaware to be inaccurate these days because of conflict...

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by PSAatSAN4Ever
Thu Jun 10, 2021 2:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Greek Aviation Thread - 2021
Replies: 134
Views: 17823

Re: Greek Aviation Thread - 2021

Has anyone else ever noticed that on Google Satellite View that ATH airport is deliberately pixelated to be blurry? Not so much from a distance, but the closer in you go, you can see that everything within the airport boundaries is fuzzy. Why is that?

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by PSAatSAN4Ever
Thu Jun 10, 2021 2:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA and Airline Staffing Levels
Replies: 39
Views: 4811

Re: AA and Airline Staffing Levels

It is ironic that I am reading this topic with the thread just above this titled, "AA launches 13 new routes from AUS". The demand is returning, but the willingness to fork over $$ for support staff isn't. The CARES act paid off a lot of promised bonuses, I'm sure, for those who managed cu...

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by PSAatSAN4Ever
Wed Jun 09, 2021 2:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SQ23 JFK-SIN detours over Pakistan
Replies: 14
Views: 4334

Re: SQ23 JFK-SIN detours over Pakistan

Best way to post an image is the website postimages.org. No log-in or registration required, and a link is provided for "forums": https://i.postimg.cc/0b4KNWWL/SQ23.jpg https://i.postimg.cc/7bsfBtkf/SQ377.jpg As for the reasons behind the diversions, I don't have anything to add - both of ...

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by PSAatSAN4Ever
Tue Jun 01, 2021 2:33 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: How many people initially survived JAL 123, and could have more survived if the aircraft diverted to Nagoya instead?
Replies: 3
Views: 891

Re: How many people initially survived JAL 123, and could have more survived if the aircraft diverted to Nagoya instead?

I very highly recommend MacArthur Job's books on aviation accidents, as in all four volumes everything is highly researched and meticulously described, and JAL 123 is described in great detail. In a nutshell, here's what he pointed out: 1) JAL 123 was never under any kind of control whatsoever durin...

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by PSAatSAN4Ever
Sun May 23, 2021 2:42 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Belarus intercepts Ryanair flight from ATH to VNO
Replies: 261
Views: 27091

Re: Belarus intercepts Ryanair flight from ATH to VNO

Wasn't there a cold-war era movie about a Soviet dissident in the US who ended up on the run in the USSR again after his flight made an emergency landing? Dissidents and critics of regimes should probably avoid flights that overfly their nation in the future... Was that White Nights with Gregory Hi...

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by PSAatSAN4Ever
Thu May 13, 2021 10:32 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Denver. Out with the old, in with the new. Feb 1995
Replies: 38
Views: 8792

Re: Denver. Out with the old, in with the new. Feb 1995

A vintage and historic trip report - thank you for sharing! FANTASTIC job!! Thanks PSA. I enjoyed seeing PSA 727s periodically at Stapleton for Chargers team flights. Until I was 33, my hometown airport was America's most tragic, Bakersfield (BFL). Pulled out of after deregulation in 1978 SO fast i...

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by PSAatSAN4Ever
Wed May 12, 2021 11:39 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Denver. Out with the old, in with the new. Feb 1995
Replies: 38
Views: 8792

Re: Denver. Out with the old, in with the new. Feb 1995

A vintage and historic trip report - thank you for sharing!

FANTASTIC job!!

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by PSAatSAN4Ever
Fri May 07, 2021 2:20 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Most Prone US Airports/Regions For Weather Diversions
Replies: 9
Views: 1530

Re: Most Prone US Airports/Regions For Weather Diversions

JFK. Because that then immediately affects LGA and EWR, followed quickly by BOS and PHL, then BWI, IAD, DCA, and then everyone else.

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by PSAatSAN4Ever
Thu May 06, 2021 3:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: San Diego Aviation Thread - 2021
Replies: 223
Views: 33402

Re: San Diego Aviation Thread - 2021

In my e-mail this morning was something I haven't seen in a while: a letter from SAN President Kimberly Becker! Here's SAN's message for May: Dear friends and colleagues, I hope this note finds you well. We’ve had a lot of positive news in recent weeks regarding plans to further reopen our economy. ...

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by PSAatSAN4Ever
Tue Apr 20, 2021 2:51 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: United to all 50 states
Replies: 12
Views: 1602

Re: United to all 50 states

It was in the 1980's, and I used to have that timetable. United decided to use that as an advertising slogan - "first to all 50 states!". Commercial service to Wilmington, Delaware. That's the only thing that made it possible. Correct me if I'm mistaken, but don't United, American, and Del...

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by PSAatSAN4Ever
Fri Apr 16, 2021 2:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: San Diego Aviation Thread - 2021
Replies: 223
Views: 33402

Re: San Diego Aviation Thread - 2021

Well, it's not much, but it's a bit: Alaska Airlines, via Horizon, has re-scheduled the long-awaited SAN-SBP non-stops: https://i.postimg.cc/Tpv3nHFr/SAN-SBP-AS.jpg https://i.postimg.cc/f3yzw4Sh/SBP-SAN-AS.jpg Completely different flight numbers than before (in the 2000-range instead of 3000, if tha...

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by PSAatSAN4Ever
Fri Apr 16, 2021 1:57 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: When a hub is no longer a hub
Replies: 115
Views: 13088

Re: When a hub is no longer a hub

To my mind, there are three: STL, CVG, and PIT. All three of these spent many years as a hub for an airline, unlike places like CLE, BNA, and RDU, which although an attempt to open a hub was made, the logistics simply didn't lend themselves to a long-term operation. Borrowed from Wikipedia (I know, ...

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by PSAatSAN4Ever
Wed Apr 14, 2021 2:55 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: When where and why did you last fly pre Covid?
Replies: 75
Views: 4767

Re: When where and why did you last fly pre Covid?

SAN-BNA-SAN on Southwest (non-stop, of course), for a wedding in Chattanooga. We had a fabulous time walking around downtown Nashville that Friday afternoon in October, but eventually we had to depart the city. Interestingly, Hertz ONLY had a Camaro SS convertible available (no plain-jane sedans), s...

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by PSAatSAN4Ever
Wed Apr 07, 2021 2:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: EWR Terminal 1 back to Terminal A
Replies: 39
Views: 6827

Re: EWR Terminal 1 back to Terminal A

A few weeks ago, Google Satellite didn't have much on the new terminal at all, but they finally updated themselves!! https://i.postimg.cc/bDhXGL3y/EWR.jpg I can SO see EWR getting a new runway once a series of these new terminals are complete - perhaps even including the tear-down of part of C and m...

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by PSAatSAN4Ever
Fri Apr 02, 2021 2:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 747 Accident at Tenerife (44 Years Ago)
Replies: 116
Views: 18743

Re: 747 Accident at Tenerife (44 Years Ago)

I've seen the show 'Crash of the Century' and I can see why Van Zanten has this reputation as the acting made him out to be an arrogant, short-fused person who wasn't happy with the diversion situation and was desperate to get going again before duty time limits prevented them from returning to AMS...

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by PSAatSAN4Ever
Thu Apr 01, 2021 2:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: April’s fool: Airline edition
Replies: 69
Views: 8980

Re: April’s fool: Airline edition

Here's my April Fool's contributions: Southwest announces new service to Bakersfield, CA (BFL): BFL-DEN x3 BFL-OAK x4 BFL-HOU x3 BFL-MDW x3 BFL-LAS x5 BFL-PHX x5 BFL-SAN x3 BFL-BNA x3 (the country music express) BFL-BWI x2 In response, UA and AA have announced a major expansion: BFL-DEN x6 BFL-SFO x...

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by PSAatSAN4Ever
Wed Mar 31, 2021 9:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 747 Accident at Tenerife (44 Years Ago)
Replies: 116
Views: 18743

Re: 747 Accident at Tenerife (44 Years Ago)

In MacArthur Job's fantastic book on airliner crashes, this is mentioned. Hear, hear! Everyone into aviation accidents should try to get hold of MacArthur Job's four Air Disaster books. They are ESSENTIAL reading for anyone into aviation accidents and indeed aviation, as they are easy to read, but ...

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by PSAatSAN4Ever
Wed Mar 31, 2021 3:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 747 Accident at Tenerife (44 Years Ago)
Replies: 116
Views: 18743

Re: 747 Accident at Tenerife (44 Years Ago)

I seem to recall reading that Pan Am initially wanted to stay airborne in a holding pattern and not divert at all as the Los Rodeos airport was to shortly reopen. I don't recall why they weren't given clearance for that request. Can anyone confirm if that was indeed the case? Much appreciated. Yes....

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by PSAatSAN4Ever
Sun Mar 28, 2021 2:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 747 Accident at Tenerife (44 Years Ago)
Replies: 116
Views: 18743

Re: 747 Accident at Tenerife (44 Years Ago)

As a young child (not quite eleven years old), I do remember that this was the first accident to really be discussed in depth on TV news. Not just that there had been a horrific plane crash, but that the accident had so many underlying causes that all had to occur in a very specific order that it wa...

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by PSAatSAN4Ever
Fri Mar 26, 2021 3:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why does American Airlines use PHL as their main East Coast hub instead of JFK?
Replies: 129
Views: 20086

Re: Why do American Airlines use PHL as their main East Coast hub instead of JFK?

I don't know if it's still true during Covid/quarantine; however, for a while AA would absolutely flat-out refuse to book a passenger a connecting flight to LHR via JFK, because the entire airplane could be filled with just O&D passengers. Also, PHL might be a significantly smaller market than J...

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by PSAatSAN4Ever
Thu Mar 25, 2021 3:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United announces new summer point-to-point routes
Replies: 116
Views: 15734

Re: United Announces Major Expansion at CVG

Wow! Did not see this one coming. I’m very interested in how they chose these routes. Major shot across Delta’s bow. But really, this will draw traffic from AA, G4, and F9 too. https://www.bizjournals.com/cincinnati/news/2021/03/25/united-airlines-cvg-expansion.html It's not a move against DL at al...

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by PSAatSAN4Ever
Tue Mar 16, 2021 2:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: British Airways Fleet Thread - 2021
Replies: 97
Views: 17095

Re: British Airways A380 re-activated??

British Airways is still showing an A380 scheduled for LAX-LHR this September, along with a 777-300 (and two AA non-stops). For now, at least, that shows a strong level of commitment to the airplane.

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by PSAatSAN4Ever
Tue Mar 16, 2021 2:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 707 in 1994 movie "Speed"
Replies: 52
Views: 7859

Re: 707 in 1994 movie "Speed"

Ah...Speed. They don't make them like that anymore! There was also a Continental Airlines DC-10 featured in the airport. Did CO operate that type, or was it only Tristars? Continental indeed operated the DC-10. 4375863 6318027 6305621 6167125 To my knowledge, Continental never operated the L-1011. ...

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by PSAatSAN4Ever
Sun Mar 14, 2021 7:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 737, shrinked 707?
Replies: 32
Views: 7223

Re: 737, shrinked 707?

As I recall, in the early stages of development of the 707, Boeing was pushing ahead with a more slender fuselage that was only 5-abreast, which would have been a 2x3 arrangement in coach, and a bit narrower 2x2 in first class. Douglas, on the other hand, was fully committed to 3x3 for their DC-8. ...

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by PSAatSAN4Ever
Sun Mar 14, 2021 3:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 737, shrinked 707?
Replies: 32
Views: 7223

Re: 737, shrinked 707?

As I recall, in the early stages of development of the 707, Boeing was pushing ahead with a more slender fuselage that was only 5-abreast, which would have been a 2x3 arrangement in coach, and a bit narrower 2x2 in first class. Douglas, on the other hand, was fully committed to 3x3 for their DC-8. O...

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by PSAatSAN4Ever
Sat Mar 13, 2021 4:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Denver Aviation Thread - 2021
Replies: 316
Views: 52769

Re: DEN gates C80-C95 to be demolished?

What I was trying to put forth was that the original design - for the prop planes - was a bad design even then. As in, "from the moment the plans were approved". The seemingly endless corridors and endless walking coupled with the vast warehouse-like waiting area could have been better de...

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by PSAatSAN4Ever
Fri Mar 12, 2021 6:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Denver Aviation Thread - 2021
Replies: 316
Views: 52769

Re: DEN gates C80-C95 to be demolished?

Ahhh, the good ol' United Express gates at DEN...a tragedy of planning a beautiful airport and forgetting about the "express" services until the last minute. Then building a haphazard mis-matched collection of structures that never really worked that has now been torn down. I don't think ...

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by PSAatSAN4Ever
Fri Mar 12, 2021 3:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Denver Aviation Thread - 2021
Replies: 316
Views: 52769

Re: DEN gates C80-C95 to be demolished?

Ahhh, the good ol' United Express gates at DEN...a tragedy of planning a beautiful airport and forgetting about the "express" services until the last minute. Then building a haphazard mis-matched collection of structures that never really worked that has now been torn down. Thank goodness ...

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by PSAatSAN4Ever
Wed Mar 10, 2021 12:53 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA LAX T4/T5 Renovation
Replies: 64
Views: 12971

Re: AA LAX T4/T5 Renovation

I don't know why this has never occurred to me before, but I am finally realizing that with the union of Terminal 2 and Terminal 3, Pan Am and TWA will have officially merged. Oh that legendary red carpet and brown paneling... Congratulations to AA for taking the initiative to upgrade the experience...

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by PSAatSAN4Ever
Mon Mar 08, 2021 3:19 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Which realistic routes do you want to see announced?
Replies: 44
Views: 4276

Re: Which realistic routes do you want to see announced?

SAN-BFL: if Alaska can fly SAN-SBA, SAN-SBP, and SAN-FAT (all the surrounding airports around Bakersfield!), once a day can happen somehow. Copa Panama, SAN-PTY: Rumored pre-Covid, Now it's time! Korean Air, SAN-ICN, when the Asia market has recovered enough. The Lufthansa Group, Summer Schedule: SA...

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by PSAatSAN4Ever
Thu Mar 04, 2021 3:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Vintage Airline Commercials - Global Edition, 1970's and 1980's
Replies: 12
Views: 2013

Vintage Airline Commercials - Global Edition, 1970's and 1980's

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ty80VJDpaXQ What I thought was going to be just a collection of old airline advertisements from the U.S. turned out to be a global edition! Now, in my opinion, I don't know if I would consider all of these to be "television commercials", as some clock in at...

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by PSAatSAN4Ever
Thu Mar 04, 2021 3:26 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Flights between metro area airports
Replies: 47
Views: 3834

Re: Flights between metro area airports

6330931 A couple of people have mentioned the Houston-area shuttles by Continental and Continental Express. I remember from an old coffee table book published in the 1980's (?) which featured a picture of an Emerald Air DC-9-10, which was the original "IAH Express" from Ellington Field (?...

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by PSAatSAN4Ever
Wed Mar 03, 2021 7:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: San Diego Aviation Thread - 2021
Replies: 223
Views: 33402

Re: San Diego Aviation Thread - 2021

https://www.facebook.com/SanDiegoAirport/

Video of the arrival. Naturally I tooted the horn of SAN on Facebook as well!!

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by PSAatSAN4Ever
Mon Mar 01, 2021 10:54 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Aircraft you've been aboard but not flown in
Replies: 51
Views: 3805

Re: Aircraft you've been aboard but not flown in

I've got five specific ones: Lockheed JetStar: https://i.postimg.cc/HjQ3nkFJ/G29-Jetstar-4.jpg Convair 880: https://i.postimg.cc/CRdQRVjW/G27-880-A.jpg Both of those were at Graceland. Well worth a trip and not just for the planes. Lockheed L1049 Constellation: https://i.postimg.cc/06wXCdXn/SEA31-L1...

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by PSAatSAN4Ever
Sun Feb 28, 2021 6:02 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Austrian Airlines to Sydney
Replies: 9
Views: 1309

Re: Austrian Airlines to Sydney

My personal favorite: Olympic Airways Timetable June 22-October 24, 1987. ATH-SIN-MEL-SYD-MEL-SIN-ATH:

Image

They could just as easily have done a triangular SIN-MEL-SYD-SIN, but OA was never known for great financial strategies.

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by PSAatSAN4Ever
Tue Feb 23, 2021 10:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: San Diego Aviation Thread - 2021
Replies: 223
Views: 33402

Re: San Diego Aviation Thread - 2021

Can I fly into San Diego and walk across the border into Tijuana? Like as a visitor or do I need another reason to cross? In normal times, absolutely. Take the 992 bus to the train station, then take the blue line trolley to Say Ysidro, and walk across! The east crossing is closer to the trolley; h...

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by PSAatSAN4Ever
Tue Feb 23, 2021 5:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: San Diego Aviation Thread - 2021
Replies: 223
Views: 33402

Re: San Diego Aviation Thread - 2021

So, in a completely undiscussed topic of San Diego aviation, a co-worker stumbled across one of these while cleaning out a house:

https://www.sandiego.gov/city-clerk/inforecords/mayoral-artifacts/gallery/lindbergh-field-coin-glass

Has anyone here ever seen or heard of this before?

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by PSAatSAN4Ever
Tue Feb 23, 2021 5:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: San Diego Aviation Thread - 2021
Replies: 223
Views: 33402

Re: San Diego Aviation Thread - 2021

Can I fly into San Diego and walk across the border into Tijuana? Like as a visitor or do I need another reason to cross? In normal times, absolutely. Take the 992 bus to the train station, then take the blue line trolley to Say Ysidro, and walk across! The east crossing is closer to the trolley; h...

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by PSAatSAN4Ever
Tue Feb 23, 2021 3:37 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Lufthansa DC-10 routes
Replies: 21
Views: 2486

Re: Lufthansa DC-10 routes

My 01 Jul - 29 Oct 1988 Lufthansa flight schedule shows what I am guessing was an experimental expansion from LAX utilizing a DC-10: LAX-FRA: 3 5 11:00 07:00 LH 453 D10 Nonstop Daily 15:30 11:20 LH 451 74M Nonstop FRA-LAX: Daily 10:40 13:25 LH 450 74M Nonstop 2 16:45 22:30 LH 453 D10 1 Stop (Montrea...

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by PSAatSAN4Ever
Wed Feb 17, 2021 4:28 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: JetBlue Eliminates Carry-On Bag for Basic Economy Eff 20JUL
Replies: 11
Views: 1405

Re: JetBlue Eliminates Carry-On Bag for Basic Economy Eff 20JUL

As long as the options are clearly marked, I think this is a great idea. The absolute easiest plane ticket I have ever purchased was on airBerlin in 2017. When I entered my route (SZG-TXL), five options came up for the same flight, each with a different price, and each listing exactly what was inclu...

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by PSAatSAN4Ever
Sat Feb 13, 2021 2:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Status of LAX TBIT Midfield Concourse
Replies: 147
Views: 36158

Re: Status of LAX TBIT Midfield Concourse

I'm sorry that I missed it, but what does the acronym "MSC" stand for? Midfield Super-important Concourse?

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by PSAatSAN4Ever
Fri Feb 12, 2021 4:55 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: The best livery updates/refreshes/rebrands.
Replies: 14
Views: 1997

Re: The best livery updates/refreshes/rebrands.

I always loved the crazyness of the ATA liveries - and I really liked the final. more "composed" livery they morphed into. And I loved the last TWA livery. For having a brand that was so etched into the concrete with the red and white -- that golden globe and the blue was very well done. ...

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by PSAatSAN4Ever
Fri Feb 12, 2021 4:50 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: TWA Boarding Passes - Seat Number Question
Replies: 11
Views: 2046

Re: TWA Boarding Passes - Seat Number Question

Take it row 80 was an later on addition? And instead of sliding all the numbers down they just added it in randomly? https://i.postimg.cc/vgDLyVTB/TWA-747-Seating.jpg Makes me wonder if row 80 was used as F/A rest seats on longer range flights. It is possible that this row took the place of the sta...

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by PSAatSAN4Ever
Wed Feb 10, 2021 3:56 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: TWA Boarding Passes - Seat Number Question
Replies: 11
Views: 2046

Re: TWA Boarding Passes - Seat Number Question

If you check out the “historical seating charts” of departedflights.com, you can see that TWA often used a number-number convention for designating seats on wide body aircraft. (As opposed to number-letter). For example: http://www.departedflights.com/TW7471092.html Gotta love that 747-200 seat map...

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by PSAatSAN4Ever
Mon Feb 08, 2021 3:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Reasons for DC-8 stopping production earlier than the 707?
Replies: 24
Views: 6227

Re: Reasons for DC-8 stopping production earlier than the 707?

OUTSTANDING answers! It is interesting to note as well, as a side bar, that the DC-8 was incredibly stretchable, due to a relatively high landing gear system. The original models -10 and -20 easily became the -30, -40, -50, and then the super-stretch -60 series, becoming the -70 series with new eng...

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by PSAatSAN4Ever
Sun Feb 07, 2021 4:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 35 years ago merger-mania 1986
Replies: 130
Views: 16980

Re: 35 years ago merger-mania 1986

The fact that USAir could not make PSA's western presence work with its East Coast route map, further enlarged with Piedmont says a lot about USAir's management at the time. It was a golden, once in a lifetime chance to make USAir a true national carrier, but it lacked the planes and the hubs in th...

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by PSAatSAN4Ever
Sun Feb 07, 2021 4:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Reasons for DC-8 stopping production earlier than the 707?
Replies: 24
Views: 6227

Re: Reasons for DC-8 stopping production earlier than the 707?

The last DC-8 was built in April 1972 (which was SE-DBL for SK). The equivalent 707 at that date was l/n # 861 f.f. 21 Feb 1972 (which was 9K-ACN for KU). There were very few airline 707s after that, the line was mostly open for USAF, Iranian AF, E-3s, E-6s. I only make it about 34 airline 707s bui...

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