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by MD8090orDRIVE
Mon Aug 31, 2020 3:26 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The good old times: old commercials on YouTube
Replies: 121
Views: 9959

Re: The good old times: old commercials on YouTube

https://youtu.be/gyi-niNoGiE
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Someone put on one of the Hughes Airwest adds but my favorite was when the sung the city's they flew to by name

Also, how can you beat all those sexy views of an amazing paint job on a DC-9

https://youtu.be/gyi-niNoGiE

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by MD8090orDRIVE
Mon Aug 31, 2020 3:22 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The good old times: old commercials on YouTube
Replies: 121
Views: 9959

Re: The good old times: old commercials on YouTube

https://youtu.be/yulxnzAsWEM


Total classic, I am getting old but my second favorite of all time.
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4everRC wrote:
One of my favorites.

Southern Airways: https://youtu.be/yulxnzAsWEM


Total classic, I am getting old but my second favorite of all time.

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by MD8090orDRIVE
Mon Aug 31, 2020 2:55 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The good old times: old commercials on YouTube
Replies: 121
Views: 9959

Re: The good old times: old commercials on YouTube

https://youtu.be/uSiibkSBTME


Man thanks for posting, those SkyHigh Airlines commercials by Alaska were classics
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hiflyeras wrote:
Check out this mashup of 1980’s commercials by Alaska Airlines...all spoofing their ‘competitor’ SkyHigh Airlines.
Classics!

https://youtu.be/uSiibkSBTME


Man thanks for posting, those SkyHigh Airlines commercials by Alaska were classics

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by MD8090orDRIVE
Thu Aug 27, 2020 1:26 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta plans to emerge a "smaller" carrier
Replies: 2164
Views: 380855

Re: Delta plans to emerge a "smaller" carrier

Well even less reason for me to fly Delta if the 717s go. I have not flown them since the evil day of death (the end of the MD88s and 90s) Ho well other airlines to fly.

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by MD8090orDRIVE
Sat Aug 22, 2020 8:47 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Unreasonably short layovers
Replies: 12
Views: 1178

Re: Unreasonably short layovers

I have had bad luck with Delta at MSP when 3 sub 40-minute connections from XXX to MSP to SLC went bad. I stopped booking them, though I did get a fair amount of vouchers for future use. The problem is the barbie jets get in a long way from the flights to SLC. Never again.

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by MD8090orDRIVE
Wed Jul 15, 2020 5:26 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Airplane! On Netflix starting today
Replies: 46
Views: 4275

Re: Airplane! On Netflix starting today

WZAZ Chicago were disco lives forever

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by MD8090orDRIVE
Sun Jul 05, 2020 2:29 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SLC Terminal Construction Updates
Replies: 209
Views: 52409

Re: SLC Terminal Construction Updates

SLC will be a really nice airport when complete. I’m always fascinated by the planning and execution of building a new terminal (and more in this case) on top of an existing, operational airport. Yes, it’s inconvenient for a few years, but it’s a fantastic feat. The thing about this project is that...

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by MD8090orDRIVE
Fri Jun 19, 2020 5:43 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Paying for First Class (Domestic flights)
Replies: 37
Views: 2157

Re: Paying for First Class (Domestic flights)

The last time I paid money to fly domestic first (Delta Las Vegas to Atlanta) I was kicking myself. I was working all day in Vegas and had to work the next day at Virginia Tech, so I wanted some sleep on the flight. Sadly my crystal ball did not show me that the 757 was only going to have about 25 p...

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by MD8090orDRIVE
Tue Jun 02, 2020 5:20 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Standard Seat Pitch in the 70s
Replies: 16
Views: 2347

Re: Standard Seat Pitch in the 70s

Western airlines had a catchy jingle in a commercial advertising 3 feet for your two legs. 36 inches was in print under it, so for some time, 36 inches was the pitch with Western.

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by MD8090orDRIVE
Mon Jun 01, 2020 6:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: DL retired MD-80/90s quickly
Replies: 1195
Views: 260763

Re: DL retiring MD-80/90s quickly

Thank you 727lover for all the great photos. This is about the worst time in my life. COVID-19 has taken my favorite aircraft and my job. At least I have photos to look at for the aircraft part.

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by MD8090orDRIVE
Tue May 26, 2020 8:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SLC Terminal Construction Updates
Replies: 209
Views: 52409

Re: SLC Terminal Construction Updates

Where will the light rail train station be at the new terminal, or will it still be where it is and people need to walk over to the new terminal? I was just thinking that when I got back to SLC yesterday, after taking my last MD-90 flight. I looked it up and Utah transit has a budget of 18.2 Millio...

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by MD8090orDRIVE
Tue May 05, 2020 1:42 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: African Express Airways Embraer E-120 shot down by RPG
Replies: 22
Views: 8215

Re: African Express Airways Embraer E-120 shot down by RPG

My guess on why so little media, low death total and the word COVID is not in the story

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by MD8090orDRIVE
Thu Apr 30, 2020 7:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: DL retired MD-80/90s quickly
Replies: 1195
Views: 260763

Re: DL retiring MD-80/90s quickly

Sadly the MD-88s and 90s, as well as the 717, was all that was keeping me loyal to Delta (well that and being in SLC) since I have to fly to the east coast every weekend 6 months per year. Delta is not what it used to be service wise and seems to have lost its way. With these beautiful aircraft gone...

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by MD8090orDRIVE
Mon Apr 20, 2020 6:06 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Odd CAB routes
Replies: 27
Views: 2653

Odd CAB routes

I used to love some of the odd-ball routes the CAB assigned airlines back in the regulated era. What are some of the strangest that any of you can remember? I used to enjoy flying some crazy milk runs back in the day. One of my favorites was Seattle to Tucson via Yakima, Pasco, San Francisco, Los An...

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by MD8090orDRIVE
Thu Apr 09, 2020 9:15 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Can underwear being too heavy set off the TSA bodyscanner machine?
Replies: 25
Views: 1624

Re: Can underwear being too heavy set off the TSA bodyscanner machine?

I had a couple of new pairs of golf pants I was flying with and they set off the scanner 4 trips in a row. I was told that pants that are kind of loose and not tight-fitting create a shadow that confuses the scanner.

Not sure if it is true but that is what two TSA agents told me was the issue.

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by MD8090orDRIVE
Mon Apr 06, 2020 5:49 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Will airlines adjust status because of COVID-19
Replies: 17
Views: 2888

Re: Will airlines adjust status because of COVID-19

Well Delta and United have answered my question about what I would have guessed and extended status one extra year. Plus most of us have a bunch of roll over miles on Delta

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by MD8090orDRIVE
Wed Apr 01, 2020 1:39 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: DL retired MD-80/90s quickly
Replies: 1195
Views: 260763

Re: DL retiring MD-80/90s quickly

Anyone here going to be on one of the sadly not an April fools day final MD-90 flights

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by MD8090orDRIVE
Tue Mar 31, 2020 6:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: DL retired MD-80/90s quickly
Replies: 1195
Views: 260763

Re: DL retiring MD-80/90s quickly

As my screen name implies I worship the MD-90. I was going to ride to El Paso and Syracuse today and tomorrow and from IAH to ATL on my way from SLC the next two days but common sense took over after I paid for the tickets. As much as I want to be on those flights, it would have been selfish to risk...

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by MD8090orDRIVE
Mon Mar 30, 2020 9:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: DL retired MD-80/90s quickly
Replies: 1195
Views: 260763

Re: DL retiring MD-80/90s quickly

I here that Wednesday, Apr 1st is the last day for the MD-90. That is a bad April fool's joke. Does anyone know where their last flights will be? I am SLC based and don't really want to risk flying now but that might be worth the risk. I love those jets, way too early for the most beautiful jet ever...

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by MD8090orDRIVE
Sun Mar 29, 2020 7:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta plans to emerge a "smaller" carrier
Replies: 2164
Views: 380855

Re: Delta plans to emerge a "smaller" carrier

MD-90s are gone end of day April 1. There will still be ~132 daily MD-88 flights in the new schedule. They are ATL to: BDL (4) BNA (5) CHS (5) CMH (4) DAB (3) GRR (3) HOU (3) IND (4) MCI (4) MEM (5) OMA (3) ORF (4) PHL (5) PIT (4) RDU (5) RIC (4) SAT (4) SRQ (4) STL (4) Couple other things I notice...

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by MD8090orDRIVE
Thu Mar 26, 2020 7:47 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Will airlines adjust status because of COVID-19
Replies: 17
Views: 2888

Will airlines adjust status because of COVID-19

I like most of us here on this forum have status on one or more airlines. Of course, that will be pretty much wrecked by COVID-19. I know Delta has a reclaim my status program for people who have had major life incidents. I go back and forth between Diamond and Platinum and was at 46,000 miles and w...

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by MD8090orDRIVE
Mon Mar 23, 2020 4:54 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: DL retired MD-80/90s quickly
Replies: 1195
Views: 260763

Re: DL retiring MD-80s quickly

I'm booked on an MD-90 from ATL to RDU on May 15th. Sadly I guess it will be another aircraft

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by MD8090orDRIVE
Thu Mar 19, 2020 6:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: DL retired MD-80/90s quickly
Replies: 1195
Views: 260763

Re: DL retiring MD-80s quickly

This thread has me very sad. I had 8 more weeks of flights from SLC out east to work. Almost every week I had an MD-88 or MD-90 in my travel plans. Of course, right now no one is playing tennis so I won't be flying to work but with the pulldown of MD aircraft, I am very sad right now. Compared to th...

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by MD8090orDRIVE
Tue Mar 17, 2020 5:09 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: What former airports have you flown into?
Replies: 45
Views: 2155

Re: What former airports have you flown into?

I really miss YXD (Edmonton City Center and before that Edmonton Municipal, also had a time as Edmonton Industrial) I have lost count of the times I flew from there to Calgary and the approach over downtown Edmonton and then Kingsway garden Mall was fun. Pacific Western would usually have one flight...

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by MD8090orDRIVE
Tue Mar 17, 2020 5:02 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Your List Of Discontinued Routes You Have Flown
Replies: 109
Views: 8729

Re: Your List Of Discontinued Routes You Have Flown

This is the kind of thread that has had me lurking for years and finally took out an account. Being a person that loves smaller aircraft, several of the city's I have flown to do not have air service anymore. I am guessing many of these routes will never return again unless a much cheaper way of fly...

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