I ran across this picture of a Valujet MD80: <br><center><font color="#EEEEEE" size="1" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva"><a href="/open.file/007776/L/" target="_blank">View Large</a> <a href="/open.file/007776/M/" target="_blank">View Medium<br><IMG SRC="/photos/small/6/7/7/007776.jpg" ALT="Click her...Jump to post
Almost half of the F100s produced are sitting in the desert. Most of these planes arent't even 10 years old! If the planes are so great, then why are they all parked? I heard the plane's engines have an FAA directive that costs millions to fix, and nobody thinks the jets are worth fixing. Really sad...Jump to post
Firse of all, let me say that I love the Mercure, and it was a technically successful aircraft that did what it was designed to do. But it would be hard to argue that it was anything other than a socialist government's "make work" project that had no chance (or maybe even interest?) for worldwide sa...Jump to post
Syncmaster - were the flight numbers the same? Delta's site is set up to give you flights as close to the time you specify as possible, disregarding price. The trick I do is go to Orbitz, get the flight numbers/times, then find them on Delta's site and the fare is usually $5 lower (due to no Orbitz ...Jump to post
>The quote Sir George Edwards again from the Christopher Hinton lecture he gave in Nov '82, "The BAC 1-11....showed a respectable profit with 230 sold, two-thirds of them being for export". No surprise the <acronym title="Servivensa (Venezuela)">VC</acronym>-10 didn't make money...all that engineeri...Jump to post
>I have worked on the 707 and there is no way you can get from the cabin to the main landing gear bay. Even from directly above it.
In the book, he says he did this on a Vickers VC10. Is it possible on that jet? I remember thinking that was far-fetched.
The BAC 1-11 was one of the best selling British airliners at 233, but production was nothing compared with the similar sized DC-9 that was launched at almost the same time. On the other hand, the 1-11 got a lot of foriegn orders unlike the Trident and VC10. American, Braniff and Mohawk operated the...Jump to post
>As far as the passenger being a freeloader, all funds from unused plane tickets are held in escrow until the passenger flies, so the accommodating airline also gets paid the airfare the customer paid to the original airline. But they will be named an unsecured creditor to the bankrupt airline (just...Jump to post
>...the tickets were to be confirmed seats.
What if a flight was overbooked? Surely the FAA wouldn't require an airline to bump off paying passengers to accomodate a freeloader.
I wonder why airlines sometimes will honor defunct carriers' tickets, but not others?Jump to post
Just wondered if any of you has been stranded by an airline that's gone out of business in the middle of your trip. I've had two airlines go belly-up on me before my return home, but only once did I have to buy another ticket. That time was on good 'ol Tower air in 2000. I had flown <acronym title="...Jump to post
My 85 year old grandmother had a stroke a couple years ago and now travels by wheelchair, and she has had nothing but exemplary service from Delta. In fact they usually seat her in the first row of first class! She raves about Delta everytime I pick her up from the airport and how much she enjoyed s...Jump to post
I know that Virgin was one of the first airlines to put PTVs on its jets, but surely they didn't have that kind of technology back in 1984 when they launched services. These look pretty old, perhaps early 90s vintage? <br><center><font color="#EEEEEE" size="1" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva"><a href...Jump to post
>At the time Fokker had promised for the 100th time that Fokker would not be requiring any money. As I understand it, Fokker was already heavily in debt to the Dutch government. Eventually, even socialist countries will say ENOUGH and cut off the cash flow to underperforming industries. Why throw go...Jump to post
>Isn't that kinda cheap for 12 a/c's (espcially airbus) unless theyre really worn out? Consider they placed the orders back in the 80's (for A310s, no?)...prices were cheaper back then. This presents an interesting dilemma. Use their 10% down and get a good deal from Airbus, or forfeit their deposit...Jump to post
So what happens when the large propliners are no longer serviceable? They haven't made any large propliners in years, have they? As the propliners become old and fatigued (as that C-130), will jets become more common?Jump to post
Pretty cool Illuyshin. Have any of these jets actually seen fire service?Jump to post
>C-130 water bomber that went down a couple years ago
What happened? Did the wing break off?
We sure could have used this bird in southern California a few weeks ago: <a href="http://airtanker.com/wwwboard/messages/6719.html" target=_blank>http://airtanker.com/wwwboard/messages/6719.html</a> It's an ex- National, Pan Am, American, and Omni Air DC-10-10 N450AX: <br><table align=center border...Jump to post
I imagine some oil sheiks or sultans will buy an A380 and outfit it. Maybe they will find a way to fit a jacuzzi tub big enough for a harem, chandeliers, an elevator, a mosque, and a cargo hold for those sports car buying sprees in Italy. Seriously...judging by the 747s and 777s I've seen customized...Jump to post
Much as I love to go spot jets sometimes, and hear the roar of the jets, I wouldn't want to live with it 24-7! It seems silly to me for the city to allow the building of a house that sooner or later will require taxpayer money to move, demoilish, or have $32,000 sound insulation. The city should hav...Jump to post
They did...a regularly scheduled 747SP and 727-200. Both survived the bomb attacks, but were later looted and vandalized by irresponsible coalition soldiers. A terrible waste in my opinion, but one of the comparitively minor losses of war, which is an inherently messy operation.Jump to post
The directors of Phuket Air discuss adding new routes: "What aircraft should we get to start these new routes?" "767!" says one director "not big enough, get a DC-10!" says another "Aw, Phuket, let's get a 747!!!" says the CEO Sorry, couldn't resist. <img src="/discussions/graphics/giggles.gif...Jump to post
The Lockheed Jetstar was a small biz jet that had four engines. <br><table align=center border=0 width=500><tr><td><center><font color="#EEEEEE" size="1" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva"><a href="/open.file/347057/L/" target="_blank">View Large</a> <a href="/open.file/347057/M/" target="_blank">View ...Jump to post
Name: The IslandHopper Fleet: one of the ex-USAir MD80s or 733s from the desert (low lease/purchase rates, proven & reliable design), an extra plane or two for parts. All coach seating. Painted in some kind of floral scheme similar to what the islanders wear. Buy more desert jets when/if demand incr...Jump to post
Cool plane. I searched on Google for more info on this jet, but there is very little info out there. They made 40 of them. The link above has a picture four-engined version a la Lockheed Jetstar. Why was this jet unsuccessful? Looks like a pretty cool biz jet. Anybody know about this jet?Jump to post
I can't imagine 3-3 seating on a 146...2-3 was tight enough! Isn't the cabin width smaller than a DC9? As far as I know, no DC9s were 3-3. I also heard the bathrooms were tiny. Supposedly if a man was 6ft. tall you couldn't close the door, stand, and pee. <img src="/discussions/graphics/giggle...Jump to post
Sun Valley, what happened to that respect? Why aren't you working for Delta anymore? I know Delta still has pretty good labor relations, but I'm sure it's not at the level it was back then.Jump to post
Wow, looks like the employees really pitched in to help the company out in bad times! There is no way in hell anything like this would happen now.Jump to post
I saw the Spirit of Delta in Atlanta...a beautiful plane, love the script they chose: <br><center><font color="#EEEEEE" size="1" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva"><a href="/open.file/424517/L/" target="_blank">View Large</a> <a href="/open.file/424517/M/" target="_blank">View Medium<br><IMG SRC="/phot...Jump to post
>One person actually recommended that US consider spinning off the <acronym title="Charlotte - Douglas International (CLT / KCLT), USA - North Carolina">CLT</acronym> operations into its own airline that should be profitable. You mean essentially bringing back Piedmont. I'm all for that! <img ...Jump to post
>The last passenger DC-8 flights were charters operated by MGM Grand, which used 3 DC-8-62's Were these flights later than Air Marshall Island's "Little Amy" DC-8-62? The reason I'm so curious about DC8s is that I got to fly on Little Amy in 1996! It sure was loud, and weird because the cabin ended ...Jump to post