BAe-146: Air Wisconsin (United Express)
My shortest widebody flight depends on whether we're measuring based on distance or time. Based on distance, it's IAH-EWR, on a CO 762. 1400 miles, 3:29 h. Based on time, it's LAX-MSP, on a DL 763. 1,535 mi, but a flight time of only 3:07 h. I assume the congested airspace around NYC was responsible...Jump to post
MD-83: Alaska MD-88: Delta MD-90: Delta 717: Hawiian I don’t consider the MD-80s, -90, or the 717 a derivative of the DC-9. I’ve flown on many of those, too. I'm my opinion, if we're going to count the 737 Jurassic, Classic, NG, and Max as one family, then the DC-9, MD-80, 90, and 717 should be trea...Jump to post
What makes this question interesting is how many replies mention how few, yet the 767 was no doubt a very successful aircraft. I was thinking about that, too. I thought of a few possible reasons: ⋅ Widebodies are used on long international routes more often than domestic routes. Most peop...Jump to post
Mine is actually very similar to the OP. In 2012 I booked a trip to Australia on Qantas, hoping to fly on their new A380 on the LAX-SYD leg. Much to my disappointment, before my travel date they took the A380 off that route and replaced it with the 747-400 (Probably due to the wing rib cracks that h...Jump to post
A319: United, Delta
A320: United, Northwest, JetBlue, Delta, British Airways
A321: JetStar, American, JetBlue
It's somewhat interesting to note that while I've flown on slightly more A320s than 737s, I've flown on the 737 with a much greater variety of airlines.
Aloha. I actually very nearly booked a flight with them when planning a trip to Maui in 2005. Initially their nonstop SMF-OGG didn't appear significantly more expensive than the connecting services other airlines were offering, but after more searching I found a United fare for SMF-SFO-OGG that was ...Jump to post
MD90-50 would've been the transcontinental version. Actually the MD90-50 was developed as the MD-95 and later renamed into the Boeing 717. But wasn't MD planning an entire "MD-90 family" that would have included a longer range variant? Essentially an MD-90ER, although I don't know if that...Jump to post
I'm not going to count stuff that was already retired or extremely rare before I took my first flight; only types I realistically could have flown on, but never did.
DC-10 and MD-11
DC-9 -- I've flown on the MD-80/90 and 717, but never the original DC-9.
737-200 -- same as above
My number one wish would be SMF to anywhere in Europe.Jump to post
I'm not sure exactly what I was expecting, but I remember being surprised by how smooth my first flight was. There was a tiny bit of turbulence as we were climbing, but it was completely smooth for the rest of the flight. It was also a very smooth landing -- it was on a BAe-146, which I now understa...Jump to post
I have boarded or deplaned from the apron via airstairs or ramps: BA A320 at JTR UA 739 at KOA HA 717 at KOA ET 738 at ZNZ XP 734 at HAV SY 738 at HAV Also several RJs and turboprops that weren't as memorable. I remember once time a long time ago we deplaned an Air Wisconsin BAe146 at RDU via airsta...Jump to post
Believe it or not, if counting all flights the plane that on top is the Embraer 135. I used to work for Intel and took a *lot* of flights on their corporate shuttles. If only counting commercial flights, the A320 family (A319/20/21) just narrowly edges out the 737 family with 37 flights on the A320 ...Jump to post
There's some overlap between the groups of airlines that merged, and ones in the same alliance. I'm going to count them as separate groups, but feel free to mentally merge them if you wish. Merged airlines: Northwest Delta Continental United Star Alliance: United Lufthansa SAS Brussels Airlines Ethi...Jump to post
I traveled to Cuba back when all flights between the US and Cuba were officially charters and Americans had to travel as part of an organized "educational" tour. MIA-HAV was operated by Sun Country, and the return flight by Xtra Airways. As I recall it didn't feel all that different from a...Jump to post
No. How many accidents were from all the engines shutting off? Air Transat Flight 236 US Airways Flight 1549 Air Canada Flight 143 TACA Flight 110 Garuda Indonesia Flight 421 Southern Airways Flight 242 Aeroflot Flight 7841 Scandinavian Airlines Flight 751 Ural Airlines Flight 178 NOAA42, a P-3, li...Jump to post
If we can count regionals as different airlines, then I can get another chain of 5, which ties my previous entry: 27 Sept 2015 Sun Country 8830 MIA-HAV 737-800 N808SY 4 Oct 2015 Xtra Airways 3831 HAV-MIA 737-400 N353AS 5 Oct 2015 American Airlines 1352 MIA-LAX 777-200 N755AN 5 Oct 2015 American Eagl...Jump to post
The only one flight per airline rule is the real kicker, since like 99% of my flights involved round trips or connections on the same airline. But in 2016 I took a trip to East Africa that involved a bunch of legs on different airlines. There was one charter flight in the middle as part of the tour;...Jump to post
I don't recall Delta having a particularly bad reputation back then either. From what I remember their reputation was more or less average, that they were pretty much the same as all the other legacies. But the decade after 9/11 was marked by steadily levels of service among all the legacies, so I g...Jump to post
I've heard of a few retired airliners being converted into homes, or in one case a luxury hotel room.
https://www.uniqhotels.com/727-fuselage ... ite-boeing
It depends on how long the flight is, but generally yes, I take them off on longish flights. I will however slip them back on to go to the lavatory, but usually wont bother tying them since I'm just going to take them back off when I get back to my seat. Not to mention, the soles of the feet are the...Jump to post
SMF-JFK and back on JetBlue in December 2019, for a family gathering for Christmas.Jump to post
DrPaul wrote:I think we could well include this criterion in the discussion, as there are some interesting examples, such as Lufthansa and its A340s.
Is anyone else picturing the scene in Toy Story 2 where the toys escape from an airplane's cargo hold?Jump to post
I wouldn't limit this to Hollywood movies either. I imagine Bollywood, Korea, or Russia have put out movies in this genre but I never heard of them here in the USA. I know of one Bollywood movie that fits: Neerja , about the hijacking of Pan Am Flight 73. Edit: Are we limited to films with theatric...Jump to post
Pre-pandemic, I'd say that the AA CRJ-900 between DFW and PHX was weird. I know Mesa has to get the aircraft between hubs, but why do not it through an outstation like OKC or ELP? Fortunately, that's exactly what they've done recently. Sometimes even going through an outstation results in a flight ...Jump to post
They pretty much all would have been static displays at airshows and museums. As best as I can remember: Military (historical) B-25 C-47 (DC-3) C-54 (DC-4) B-29 -- "Fifi" Military (in service) C-5 C-130 Maybe a C-17 (Vague memory of an airshow I attended as a kid around 30 years ago) KC-13...Jump to post
CWA - Central Wisconsin/Wausau. I've tagged along to pick up and drop off relatives when I was a kid, but never flew there. If we include airports without commercial passenger service: MCC - Sacramento McClellan (formerly McClellan AFB). Visited the Aerospace Museum of California. SVH - Statesville,...Jump to post
Due to COVID, 2020 was the first year I literally didn't fly at all since I started flying. So below is just a straight copy/paste from 2019's thread. A: ANC, ATL, ARN, ADD, ATH B: BOS, BLR, BWI, BRU C: CLT, CPH D: DEN, DTW, DFW E: EWR, EBB F: FRA, FLL G: H: HIO, HAV, HNL I: IAD, IAH J: JFK, JRO*, J...Jump to post
Lufthansa SFO-FRA and FRA-BLR and return.
Qantas LAX-SYD and back.
At the time, I was disappointed Qantas swapped the A380 to a 747 on my flights, as I was hoping to get my first A380 flight. Now I'm glad I got to fly on their 747s.
The Central Terminal at MIA was probably the most dated I've ever seen. The ticketing lobby looked like it hadn't been updated since it opened in 1959 -- Terrazzo flooring, brick walls, and sea foam green ticket counters. I was actually there for a charter flight to Cuba for one of those "educa...Jump to post
Yes, I meant any aircraft that absolutely did not work out for a specific airline. A good example would be the many airlines that jumped on the 747 bandwagon in the early 1970s, only to find them way too big for their needs and dump them after the 1974 oil embargo. Delta is the first airline that c...Jump to post
My first piston powered airplane of any kind was a De Havilland Canada DHC-2 Beaver float plane from Cordova, Alaska to Valdez, Alaska as part of a tour in 2010. First and only piston powered "airliner" was one of those EAA Ford Trimotor Experience flights a couple of years ago. We took of...Jump to post
I have never flown the same route that many times in a year, but for routes that I have flown multiple times I do tend to stick to the same airline. But the decision doesn't have anything to do with whether the airline is an LCC or a Legacy. It's usually because that airline has the only non-stop, o...Jump to post
I would, but only if if the total cost was significantly cheaper than the other options. By total cost, I mean the fare (and taxes, etc.) plus any extras I know I'd want. I'd likely want a meal on a flight that long, and if traveling overseas I'd probably require a checked bag. So I'd do the math an...Jump to post
If presented with 2 options, I will take whatever is most interesting. This is pretty much what I do. I won't go out of my way specifically to fly on a certain plane, but if I'm trying to decide between two similar itineraries I'll choose the one with the more interesting type. I basically use the ...Jump to post
You can offer free check in, priority handling, real time baggage tracking, and people will still want to take their bag on board. A lot of people simply don't want to entrust their belongings the the airline. Indeed. Back in the days before bag fees I still tried to travel only with a carry-on, be...Jump to post
TheWorm123 wrote:the old grey United livery just looked depressing.