Wingtips56 wrote:So yes, US carriers operated probably every 737-200 well over 100 seats.
LASVegan wrote:How long is that flight?? I’m guessing longest US domestic flight ever?
“Before 1949, U.S. airlines didn’t serve alcohol in flight, writes Rust in Flying Across America: The Airline Passenger Experience. But when a few airlines eventually decided to serve alcohol, that didn’t mean it was easy to do so. Because of conflicting state liquor laws, drinks could be served onl...Jump to post
We fly into MCI all the time and I’ve never heard of such a thing. If it ever was a thing it must have been quite some time ago? The enforcement of Kansas liquor laws on the airlines by the Kansas Attorney General occurred in 1971, 50 years ago. That is why you haven’t heard of it happening flying ...Jump to post
Great thread and post. What did Braniff do!? My father was a Braniff ticket agent in Wichita,KS from 1959 to 1982, so I non-reved out of ICT many times during the “Vern Miller” years. Departing Wichita, Braniff would not serve drinks until after the plane crossed state lines (OK going to DFW or MO ...Jump to post
Ishrion wrote:For what it's worth, AA just added DFW to Eugene, a 1,600 mile E-175 flight.
Regarding inflight refueling, per the link in the OP: The bombers will depart from their respective bases, join up for the flyover and return to base following the event. Tampa’s own 6th Air Refueling Wing at MacDill Air Force Base will provide air refueling before the flyover, according to Lt. Chri...Jump to post
It has happened numerous times over the years.
UpNAWAy wrote:The first passenger MAX flight in the US is airbonn right now.
Have flown: 747-100, 747-200, 747-300, 747-400, 747SP
In the early 1970s I was onboard Braniff's 747-127 N601BN that operated from a 7300 ft runway in Wichita, KS on a charter flight. The plane was ferried to ICT, landing with about 30 passengers, but departed with every seat full. It made a fuel stop in LAX on the way to HNL. This was the first 747 to...Jump to post
Still, glad I had the experience. I am still in my 50's. My guess is there are not a lot of folks still around who have flown on a 707. I also recall the PanAm 707 flight from 1980 having a dated interior, even for 1980. I was lucky enough to have flown on the 707-100 series, Braniff’s 707-227, and...Jump to post
ElroyJetson wrote:I flew on a Pan AM 707 from JFK to FCO in February 1980. It is the only 707 flight I have ever been on. The return was a 747.
My April 5, 1998 TWA timetable shows Flight #720 STL to LGW 767 daily Flight #722 STL to LGW 767 5x per week before April 30 and daily after May 1. Flight #818 STL to CDG 767 daily My September 8, 1999 timetable shows Flight #720 STL to LGW 767-300 daily Flight #818 STL to CDG non-stop 767 daily unt...Jump to post
Here is a good list of commercial landings at wrong airport.
There was the dreamlifter that landed at a 10 miles away from Wichita at a small airfield. They removed the cargo, I believe to take off: I don’t believe that cargo was offloaded. Especially since the dreamlifer cargo is large aircraft components. They didn’t have the equipment to offload anything....Jump to post
[url][/url]https://www.flightglobal.com/air-transport/airbus-a220-100-to-evolve-as-twotwenty-corporate-jet/140475.article#.X3wnmzzLOQI.twitter It's official, folks. Airbus bites the bullet. https://www.flightglobal.com/air-transport/airbus-a220-100-to-evolve-as-twotwenty-corporate-jet/140475.articl...Jump to post
I worked for Boeing Military Company, Wichita, KS in the 1980s.
At that time the B-52s were averaging 350 hours per year of flight time.
I not only went out of my way to fly a certain plane, I planned a trip because of the opportunity to fly a certain plane. Roughly 10 years ago I flew SQ from SFO to HKG on the A-380. I hadn't planned the trip until I was offered an travel agent discount fare of $380 RT for the flight. I went because...Jump to post
My personal Golden Age was the late 60s and the 70s. The variety of airplanes were amazing. DC-6s and 7s were phasing out, and Electra’s. DC-9s, 1-11s and 727s brought jet service to smaller cities. The 747 was truly amazing plane. I remember being in one for the first time about 1970. Being a Brani...Jump to post
citationjet wrote:Westerwaelder wrote:Maybe you care to provide a source for that?
Google has examples.
Westerwaelder wrote:Maybe you care to provide a source for that?
The various versions were because heavier, longer range versions were not initially offered. Model changes were required to compete with the DC-10.
A good article that describes the L-1011 variants:
Sky Couier's first flight was today, May 17, 2020.
So the Federal Aviation Administration says airlines may remove the seats from passenger aircraft and turn them into freighters. The regulator laid out how the carriers could use “seat tracks to tie cargo down,” stow smaller pieces in overhead bins, and possibly strap containers behind bulkheads. Ai...Jump to post
The experience I had INTL-INTL flying AC EZE-SCL-YYZ was horrible. I've never walked as much in an airport, the U-shape design is the least friendly for connecting passengers. I agree on the long walks at the new terminal. I arrived in SCL on AA in January of this year. I have never walked so far i...Jump to post
So t[url][/url]echnically its possible to rescue an old aircraft rotting in the boneyard? The answer is yes, given enough time and money. Although not an airliner, the recently restored B-29 Doc is an example of this. Doc sat in the desert from 1956 until about 2000. After hundreds of thousands of ...Jump to post
As a pre teenager, I non-reved on Braniff DC-8s on SA flights. One time while riding in First Class the F/A asked if I wanted to sit in the cockpit during the flight. I sat in the observer seat for over an hour as we flew over Cuba. I believe it was a MIA to LIM flight. One of the pilots was also fr...Jump to post
Textron Aviation just announced this afternoon an extension of the furlough.
Antaras wrote:Well I believe that airframe was dumping fuel
"P-8 is also designed for low altitude missions and has already proven its abilities supporting humanitarian and search and rescue missions. Globally proven, the P-8 has two variants: The P-8I, flown by the Indian Navy, and the P-8A Poseidon, flown by the U.S. Navy and the Royal Australian Air ...Jump to post
Qantas59 wrote:Southwest also served DEN briefly from May, 1983 until Sep, 1986. They did much better on the second attempt!
Back when? BOS certainly had non-stops to London, Paris and Frankfurt in 1980. In 1983, JFK had much more non-stop service to Europe, compared to BOS. JFK had nonstop service to: PRG, REK, FCO, Malaga, MXP, MUC, OSL, CDG, ORY, FRA, GVA, HEL, LGW, LHR, MAD, AMS, ATH, Belgrade, BRU, CPH, DUS, SNN, AR...Jump to post
My first non-rev flight was in 1956 on a Braniff DC-3. My dad started working for Braniff that year.
My wife worked for the original Frontier in 1979 when we got married. We paid $2.50 per flight on Frontier.
I was 45 years old when I purchased my first revenue ticket.
I flew AA 940 from SCL to DFW last Saturday. Our flight flew over the coast of Peru and Ecuador, but it was a straight line, as our destination of DFW is further west than ATL or JFK.Jump to post
Would an airline issue a refund or reroute you if you didn't want to fly on a jet which promoted something you hate? No. But if you really wanted to make your point, you could ask to be rebooked, pay the $200 change fee plus any fare difference, and take a later flight. You always have that choice ...Jump to post