Very unlikely for Christmas as the UK are now reporting a new spike in Covid cases as of yesterday, and the verdict is still out on the USA as to a sustained improvement in infection rates throughout our country. Vaccine debate involves both the likelihood of it being available in Oct-Dec, and a lar...Jump to post
And only half of the combined fleet needed a new paint job, with CO airplanes simply getting UNITED painted on, so a major savings in re-branding costs right off the bat. If the Rhapsody or "Rising" scheme had been selected, all of CO would be a re-paint, and the remaining UA airplanes tha...Jump to post
Review the information on the BA website by clicking Discover and Travel Classes. It lists meal service in Club Europe is a boxed cold meal and bar service is available served in minature size bottles.
Lounges are open with food and bar service, and operating hours are listed.
Sorry I could not post the link. Airline was based in LAS. Go to "timetableimages.com" for their route map, and flight schedules. There may be other information via Google or Bing such as "Defunt Airlines" type headers but did not take time to pursue further. Hope this tidbit is ...Jump to post
I think WN will tap into the cruise market once it returns to a stable schedule of sailings. I know WN is very popular with cruise passengers who sail from FLL, TPA and SJU as well because of free bags. Cruise passengers carry a lot of gear even on a weekend sailing, so there will be a "boat lo...Jump to post
Don't forget the 2 seat rows located in the rear cabins and may be selected for free on some airlines. Nice if traveling with someone, but nicer if you prefer a window seat and only one person to disturb if necessary to leave seat. These seats are positioned a bit of distance away from the sidewall ...Jump to post
As you likely realize, the airlines will offer you little as you booked thru a 3rd party. You'll get the push back to Orbitz. It may be worth the call to BofA to discuss any option along the line of a disputed charge, and they may ask for a copy of the email you received. My best suggestion. Contact...Jump to post
The PI order for YS-11's was a capacity increase on routes that were being served by Martin 404's and FH-227's, and the pilots loved flying it, although not a powerhouse like the CV580. Passengers liked it was a bigger plane even if still had "propellers." To those of us who rode in the ba...Jump to post
AA served breakfast, lunch and dinner meals in F class, with at least 2 or more choices you could select up to 30 days prior to departure, on segments under 3 hours. At my home airport TPA, full meal service was offered in F on all flights to PHL, DFW, ORD and PHX when it operated. Most flights from...Jump to post
And just where do you want to go "EVERYWHERE" obviously nonstop or "direct" as you refer to other than JFK-PBI that I addressed in your separate post about that specific city pair. There are NONSTOP flights from NYC and close by airports to a lot of cities. Your drama makes it so...Jump to post
I have no issue with masks at all. I live in FL and they've become mandatory in most stores, restaurants and venues for both employees and customers. I do not feel my constitutional rights are being infringed upon and feel it sensible to take precautions that are relatively easy to deal with. Its si...Jump to post
Nonstop flights resume on Sept 1 on DL from LGA and B6 from JFK, EWR, and HPN and while subject to change you're 6 weeks out to plan when hopefully the Covid-19 situation will have improved significantly for all areas. It will be important that travel quarantines are no longer in effect particularly...Jump to post
cathay747 - I did use beyond instead of "in addition to" as to food and drinks/service descriptions. Maybe too much info, but things I do still recall 49 years later :old: as distinctive to that flight. I did not like the Mai Tai and switched to the Primo beer. The Surfrider is now part of...Jump to post
I flew BAL-HNL in 1971 on an airline employee non-revenue pass. I was able to fly the nonstop as when I called UA to list myself on a IAD-LAX-HNL routing the agent volunteered that a group had canceled on the BAL flight and plenty of seats were available. I believe it was a Saturday-only nonstop, bu...Jump to post
In 1970 I flew QF from JFK to NAN via SFO and HNL. My flight originated in LHR and terminated in MEL after NAN and SYD stops. A gentleman sitting across the aisle from me was dressed in a suit including a coat he never removed and sat bolt upright the entire time I was on the plane with him. He had ...Jump to post
Everyone's swarming to Florida. New routes added by JetBlue and Frontier are to Florida. Why is this? Makes absolutely no sense to me, especially with the COVID explosion happening there, I would think that it should be cratering now, again, regardless of any short-term bubble in weeks past. I mean...Jump to post
Check the carrier websites.
Specifically on AA go to Travel Information and on to Travel Experience. Food and beverage changes and serving protocols are listed by length of flight. In Y basically no alcohol or food to purchase, and modified food and beverage services in F.
I live in FL (who our Governor refers to as "God's Waiting Room") and while active and healthy, I fall into the "old" group by age. My considerations are different than others, but I am only responsible for myself and take what I feel are appropriate safeguards for myself. FL has...Jump to post
I have traveled with an 11 pound Maltese mix and use a soft sided Sherpa backpack kennel. The biggest issue for you is that the carrier fit under the seat in front of you and the dog at least has the ability to scoot around in it. My dog learned the sound of the engines spooling up for takeoff and h...Jump to post
Unusual delays for some reason in the last few days as well & unable to change the booking online. My travel office attempted to call DL yesterday and after sitting on hold for 1.5 hours the call disconnected. The agent re-dialed and received a recording "We are unable to take your call at ...Jump to post
It is nice to see Donna Paladini continue her management strength and leadership background in airport operations. A LUS Manager, I had the pleasure to work with Donna, and was very impressed with her leadership style. Employee and customer focused she lead by example and managed a diverse and deman...Jump to post
PA 707's in the late 60's (I flew w/them '67-'69) First Class was 55- 60" in 6 rows 4 abreast and Y was 35" 6 abreast. F was a bit tighter at bulkheads that separated the lounge or galley. All Y for charters seated 180 and pitch was reduced to somewhere near 32-33". DC-8's were config...Jump to post
I canceled an April trip to Tokyo and on to Guam to visit family, and a trip I would have departed on today May 14th was a flight to Denver and a continuing journey on Amtrak California Zephyr to San Francisco, and then flights home from there. I had little trouble with refunds and re-deposits of ai...Jump to post
I had two trips booked in April and May that obviously have been canceled, but will likely just move both to 2021. I had planned a Tokyo stopover and on to Guam to visit family, and a cross country ride on Amtrak from Washington to San Francisco. I am hesitant to consider a long ride on a plane or c...Jump to post
The local service airlines faced hurdles in getting route awards from the CAB once they wanted to expand into jet equipment, primarily to protect the "turf" of the big airlines and their services. In 1969 new airlines into Chicago could only fly into Midway as the trunk airlines had moved ...Jump to post
I would think the 332's will fly CLT/PHL-LHR routes as they offer a PE cabin versus the 333 which appears to have been retired. As to when that service will resume will be a couple months away and once established it will be easy to get these aircraft back to flying and with crew bases currently in ...Jump to post
In fairness to Acey559, someone that has been a member of this site and forum for 12 years would assume have likely read of these two well know airline executives. Specifically, Oscar Munoz joined UA several years ago to replace Jeff Smisek as CEO. Scott Kirby joined UA as President from his previou...Jump to post
I had a hard time getting past you wearing a wet bathing suit under your pants beyond all the other stuff going on in that nether region.
Maybe try going commando........
I would get the voucher to apply towards a future ticket even if priced higher to make better use of the money you've already invested. I agree with others that fares will likely at least go back to traditional levels in season or off season dates. I think May is way too soon to re-book and that you...Jump to post
The 14 day quarantine for non-residents will be an obvious deterrent for a trip to Hawaii. Hotels will show available just like airlines unless they chose to shut the operation down. Rooms may be used by official government business people or medical staff travel related to the virus programs.Jump to post
I'm not sure you'll follow any travel advice since you're obviously not considering federal guidelines to not travel. You appear to be more motivated by a low fare than the need for "essential travel." Are you and your girlfriend not aware that almost 40% of all positive COVID-19 patients ...Jump to post
Thanks as well for the second installment. Beautiful photography and very enjoyable just watching you fly along......
It appears to be a good load on the flight from Harrison to DFW.
Any opinion yet as to liking the Caravan versus the Pilatus? Comfort and ride about the same?
AA needs to drastically cut domestic capacity right now. There are a lot of airplanes flying around empty and in many cases totally unnecessary. I live in Tampa, and following this weekend when the majority of Spring Break visitors will be exiting, AA is still running a full schedule at very low loa...Jump to post
Review the updated Air France US website as of March 14 for rebooking/cancellation/refund/voucher process for travel prior to March 31. It clearly outlines your options if you have purchased a refundable or nonrefundable ticket and wish to rebook or cancel your trip. This link includes a form to sub...Jump to post
afcjets - I have a set of PI logo FC china including the blue tablecloth, silverware, glassware and bud vase. A good friend worked in the catering commissary in CLT and packed and shipped me a box of PI logo items that had to be discarded/thrown away the evening of 08/04/89. No PI logo could be disp...Jump to post
I live in Tampa so definitely I was tuned in for the ride from PBI-MEM. It appears you enjoyed one of our unusually windy and/or hot days that have we've enjoyed the last couple weeks. An almost barf bag ride, but you obviously are a trooper and veteran of it by now. A fun idea and adventure for sur...Jump to post
US did not fly any Boeing 727-100's inherited from Piedmont as PI retired them from their fleet in 1983.
US inherited 727-200's from both PS and PI in relation to the mergers of 1987-1989, and had previously removed 727's in both versions from their fleet much earlier.
As I'm a bit older than you john910 my wise advice will be to spend the money on the trip or a trip, but maximize your money and time and treat yourself to discovering a new city even in a short period of time. The train ticket will cost about $25E roundtrip and some money spent for a sandwich and m...Jump to post
I'm all for the suggestion to take the train to the city. An easy ride to the main train station which is huge and a sight to see in its own right. A ton of food options at the station for a nice lunch and a short walk on to see the Marienplatz and return for train back to airport. That venture into...Jump to post
US also had early scheduled departures from outstations inbound to hubs. TPA has consistently had a 0500 flight to CLT for years. There have been some 0500-0530 departures to PHL and MIA on occasion, but you can rely on AA220 being on the sked at 0500. It has a consistent high load factor over all t...Jump to post
Let me guess. Tom Costello breathlessly reporting the drama. Cue ABC News to do a like aviation report with David Kerley, who can report rather factual and straighforward information until they cut back to David Muir or Tom Llamas. And to make it a factual report, show a Delta 727-200 landing in Atl...Jump to post
Although I am not familiar with either airport, I would try to determine if the 20-25 minute "connection" is a continuation of the same plane and crew from BWI. A less likely issue of operational issues/delay if ultimately the plane and crew is to end up in PIT. If you are flying earlier t...Jump to post