Although not a turboprop, I love hearing the sound of Doc, the restored B-29 flying around my city. It has been over a year since its first flight, but I still find myself running outdoors every time I hear it fly over my house. Doc's home base airport is Wichita, KS. https://www.b29doc.com/Jump to post
We take a lot of time and effort weighing bags, so why not pax as well if we are going to those efforts? Can’t be too much harder. Time an effort are taken to weigh checked bags at the ticket counter so that the airline can collect additional fees and revenue. It has nothing to do with weight and b...Jump to post
SJL wrote:They answer that questions themselves here:
The pricing is pretty interesting on the Alaska timetable. In 1959 a round trip ticket from SEA to ANC was $225. Equivalent to about $2,000 today. I just looked at today’s fares for the same route with 2 week notice and they are $290 (saver), $350 (main cabin), and $738 (first class). No wonder I s...Jump to post
TWA used the term Royal Ambassador Service, which was enhanced meal service that was introduced on international flights soon after the jets arrived, http://www.timetableimages.com/ttimages/complete/tw66/tw66-08.jpg Braniff also used the term Silver Service for meal service between major markets ear...Jump to post
I double check my boarding card seat with the row number, then I say excuse me, I think you are sitting in my seat, what seat is on your boarding card? Then they check the seat and move, If they ask if I would mind sitting in their seat I say no because they are invariably trying to improve a middl...Jump to post
It seems that when a plane is early, or late, there is no gate. Only for those flights that come in on time - at least to my experience - that there is a gate. I am fully aware that gate space is at a premium and that planes need to get in and out on time for the next plane to come in. I recently h...Jump to post
An interesting comparison, in a restaurant, ordering a set menu is always cheaper than ordering the same foods al la carte. you can always order a set then not consuming part of the food, no one will argue that it is illegal and you must pay the price difference to the restaurant. The same situatio...Jump to post
Name me one nonstop route or market that UA has a monopoly on ? Some of the nonstop UA routes that are only served by UA, just from DEN: DEN - ANC DEN - FAI DEN - NRT DEN - LIH DEN - KOA DEN - OGG DEN - GCC DEN - ISN DEN - DIK DEN - MOT DEN - DVL DEN - JMS DEN - PIR DEN - ATY DEN - LBF DEN - EAR DE...Jump to post
alasizon wrote:Can you point out who just added PHX-CID, PHX-ICT, PHX-MSY, PHX-RDU, or PHX-COS?
Starting December 18, AA will fly nonstop to PHX from ICT. The service will operate daily but on a seasonal basis through May 6.
If the two airlines don't have baggage agreements, then you cannot check it thru to the final destination. You will have to claim it and recheck it on the second airline.Jump to post
This thread has all the details. Last flight is Sept 4, ORD to DFW, flight 80.
I flew an AA MD80 this week DFW to ICT. Sat in the back near the galley, it was loud. I asked the Captain what he was flying next, he said he is moving to the 777. Lots of round gauges in the cockpit. The interior looked rather tired and worn, as one might expect. My next (and probably last) MD80 fl...Jump to post
Hmm, was curious about your comment. On this 1976 United Airlines timetable page http://www.departedflights.com/UA061176p42.html for Honolulu it shows 10-12 747 flights a day. A 1972 timetable on the same website shows 8+ wide bodies a day from HNL. Was there a draw-down in 1974? A strike perhaps? ...Jump to post
KFLLCFII wrote:speedbird52 wrote:How did airlines fill up large widebodies in the old days?
Braniff was the only airline to order the 707-227, which had more powerful engines specifically requested by Braniff. No other airline ordered that version of the 707.Jump to post
I was replying to another poster who suggested buying a separate ticket on NK or WN to BOS (or some other gateway) and then another ticket on Norwegian to Europe, which I think is a horrible idea for any multitude of reasons. I have no problem with what OP proposed which is perfectly reasonable and...Jump to post
Wow what a horrible idea. OP, do not do that. You're clearly looking for the best, cheapest ticket. The best ticket is always a nonstop from your origin to your destination. If you buy separate tickets to BOS or wherever and your inbound is delayed, Norwegian will not be obligated to accomodate you...Jump to post
Many, many years ago, a Captain was welcoming everyone on board. He said that "we have the finest flight attendants in the world, unfortunately none of them are working today's flight". Everyone got a chuckle from that one. After a rather rough landing, the flight attendant came on and sai...Jump to post
Agreed, I actually left G4 just about a month after the last MD-80. It was sad to see them go and the end of an era. I don't think a lot of the newer employees realize how important the MD-80 was to G4 and how they grew the airline. I for one was glad to see G4 get rid of their MD-83 and -88s. Too ...Jump to post
What about the engine change on the DC8 from 60 series to 70 series?Jump to post
ICT gets 3 AA MD-80s and 3 DL MD-88s per day. AA goes to DFW, and DL goes to ATL.Jump to post
WeatherPilot wrote:Gate F3 at the International Terminal has dual bridges.
BoeingGuy wrote:Has anyone ever flown SFO-GUM? Did Braniff try it in their ill advised expansion?
I flew an AA MD-80 last month from DFW to ICT. ICT still has 3 MD-80 flights per day to/from DFW. The MD-80 is much more comfortable than AA's A319s in coach. Will miss the 3-2 seating in coach.Jump to post
Google is your friend. "Why did Alaska retire their MD80s?" http://old.seattletimes.com/html/businesstechnology/2002863678_alaska14.html With fuel prices hovering near record highs and more than three dozen new Boeing planes on order, Alaska Airlines has decided to retire its fleet of 26 M...Jump to post
Why should he avoid Alaska, none of those places are accessible by land accept anchorage/Seward and arguably Skagway I included Alaska cruises based on the OP's latest reply #9 where he says "And I maintain this stance; what's the fun of being on an awesome, ocean-going vessel if you can see t...Jump to post
My criteria for counting a country as having visited is that I must spend at least one night there. Changing planes in AMS, for instance, does not count as visiting the Netherlands. Landing without getting off the airplane also does not count as visiting a country, in my opinion. Spending the night ...Jump to post
I believe one of the cruise lines has a route from Boston to Bermuda, which is more of what we're looking for, see - however the itinerary only allows three days in Bermuda; I'm not certain that's correct. Bermuda's a place you go to unwind & have magnus relaxicus, no? Vacationers deserve more ...Jump to post
An international airport does NOT refer to international commercial airline service. An international airport is "an airport with customs and border control facilities enabling passengers to travel between countries".
As already mentioned, there are many of these. Since I currently live in Kansas, I'll bring up one closest to me - Wichita. Actually Wichita's airport (ICT) is named Dwight D. Eisenhower National Airport. https://www.flywichita.com/ https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wichita_Dwight_D._Eisenhower_Nationa...Jump to post
65 countries. My goal since college has been that the number of countries have to always exceed my age. For the past 40 years I have been able to maintain that goal.
I have been to all continents except Antarctica, and that will be accomplished within the next 12 months.
The incorrect use of a cruise ship is to perform journeys to destinations that are just as reachable by land. There are "cruises" for instance from San Francisco to Vancouver. And you can take a blamed Greyhound bus from San Francisco to Vancouver so these cruises are a total waste of a s...Jump to post