Yes, book and movie both, Joe Patroni worked for TWA. He was based on a real life TWA mechanic at <acronym title="Chicago - O'Hare International (ORD / KORD), USA - Illinois">ORD</acronym>. Aaaand, don't know her name, but one of the stewardesses in the movie actually worked for American, and had ju...Jump to post
Of course, in the book it was Trans America 2, "The Golden Argosy". In the movie we have "TransGlobal 2". The airplane was leased from Flying Tigers, and yes, <acronym title="Minneapolis / St. Paul - International / Wold Chamberlain Field (MSP / KMSP), USA - Minnesota">MSP</acronym> was the airport ...Jump to post
Careful though, Richie. There used to be guy on here who was a former Tower f/a, and to put it politely, he took umbrage with anyone that said Tower Air was anything but THE example that all commercial air travel should be held up to. I don't recall his user name. I do recall an incident with Tower ...Jump to post
Bagmasher, I remember that one, too. What sticks most in the mind is Polly Bergen putting her cigarette out in the First Class filet mignon, as it didn't meet her approval. I bet you'd see a lot of that today if you could still smoke on airplanes. Then again stubbing out your gasper in a bag of pean...Jump to post
Gosh, PanAm. I remember the 707 but didn't catch the switch. I haven't seen this one since it came out and I was probaby pretty whacked out on/by "Sensurround". Given that, I would inquire if you recall the one in "The French Connection"...switch that is. Exterior of a DC-8, then cut to the interior...Jump to post
Wow, PanAm747! Nice job. "Skyjacked" is pretty good, and you came up with "The Horror at 37,000 Feet". I seem to recall Chuck Connors was the pilot if I'm thinking of the right one. They had to climb to meet the sun coming up or something to save everyone (?).
Again, very nice post.
Thanks, Tom. Sounds vaguely familiar. And not to go too far afield, but there are some other real groaners out there. Anyone remember "SST Death Flight" with Lorne Greene and Billy Crystal? How 'bout 1966's 'The Doomsday Flight', with Jack Lord and Ed Asner. Made-for-TV movie gold.
I believe the original five 10-10s were leased from <acronym title="United Airlines (USA)">UA</acronym> by <acronym title="Delta Air Lines (USA)">DL</acronym> while they were still on the assembly line. All were returned to United at the end of the lease period when <acronym title="Delta Air Lines (...Jump to post
Gang, The 707s used by Special Air Missions are <acronym title="Servivensa (Venezuela)">VC</acronym>-137s, not <acronym title="Carpatian Air Transport (Hungary)">KC</acronym>-135s (or 135 anything). SAM 970, 971, and 972 were all <acronym title="Servivensa (Venezuela)">VC</acronym>-137As (later conv...Jump to post
Hi TACA, I don't think they're adding them to the fleet. I think it's some sort of contract arrangement, and I'm just guessing at Miami Air based on the aircraft type, seat map, and of course, Miami. Miami Air (Z1) has also provided extra lift for AirTran lately. Thanks, and again, these are all jus...Jump to post
Yes KL911, and thanks. I saw the website info, too. Flew that route in May aboard this: <br><center><font color="#EEEEEE" size="1" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva"><a href="/open.file/608040/L/" target="_blank">View Large</a> <a href="/open.file/608040/M/" target="_blank">View Medium<br><IMG SRC="/ph...Jump to post
"Star Trek 2: The Wrath of Khan" on a World Airways DC-10 <acronym title="London - Gatwick (LGW / EGKK), United Kingdom">LGW</acronym>-<acronym title="Baltimore / Washington - International (Friendship) (BWI / KBWI), USA - Maryland">BWI</acronym>, in Dec 82 (I think). Back when they had scheduled se...Jump to post
I understand from a <acronym title="United Airlines (USA)">UA</acronym> employee that the rather gruesome number 3 engine was removed after the FAA and United were done with it and taken out in the Pacific about 5 miles by barge and dumped. Most pictures you see the morning after show a tarp coverin...Jump to post
Yes, but just to clarify, the original DC-10s they had were leases from United in a deal struck while the aircraft were still being built. (The L-1011 being delayed.) They were later returned to United. I believe the <acronym title="KLM CityHopper (Netherlands)">WA</acronym> airplanes they got were ...Jump to post
I always like it when they broadcast a call to ATC into the cabin. Had that happen most recently on two Delta connecting flights, <acronym title="San Francisco - International (SFO / KSFO), USA - California">SFO</acronym>-<acronym title="Atlanta - The William B Hartsfield International (ATL / KATL),...Jump to post
At that time PSA was an Intra-state carrier, and couldn't fly beyond the California border. I think these aircraft operated only on the <acronym title="Los Angeles - International (LAX / KLAX), USA - California">LAX</acronym>-<acronym title="San Francisco - International (SFO / KSFO), USA - Californ...Jump to post
I find Depeche Mode has a nice effect in flight. "Strange highs and strange lows..."
Actually EGFFbmi, your post yesterday sparked my interest in visiting Cardiff. I've always wanted to visit Wales and now you've got me thinking. <acronym title="Cardiff (- Rhoose / Wales) (CWL / EGFF), United Kingdom">CWL</acronym> have a lovely web-site, and I'd like to try some of the low cost car...Jump to post
Flew them in June '84 <acronym title="Washington - Ronald Reagan National (DCA / KDCA), USA - Virginia">DCA</acronym>-<acronym title="St. Louis - Lambert-St. Louis International (STL / KSTL), USA - Missouri">STL</acronym>-<acronym title="Washington - Ronald Reagan National (DCA / KDCA), USA - Virgin...Jump to post
A Southern Airways DC-9 <acronym title="Memphis - International (MEM / KMEM), USA - Tennessee">MEM</acronym>-<acronym title="St. Louis - Lambert-St. Louis International (STL / KSTL), USA - Missouri">STL</acronym>, May 1976. Don't remember if it was a -10 or a -30, but there were maybe 10 pax on boar...Jump to post
My God, that's beautiful in the Delta colors. I hope they do not change the look of the airplane, but according to some recent posts it looks like they may. Let's hope they keep this unique and gorgeous design.
And to answer my own question, back on at 1851. Departed <acronym title="Warsaw - Okecie / Frederic Chopin (WAW / EPWA), Poland">WAW</acronym> again at 2126 with an expected arrival at <acronym title="Chicago - O'Hare International (ORD / KORD), USA - Illinois">ORD</acronym> of 2329. (All times are ...Jump to post
For a one hour flight, just fine, although you'll find the cabin is rather dark due to the size and placement of the windows. I fly them occasionally with Comair/DL between <acronym title="Fort Lauderdale - Hollywood International (FLL / KFLL), USA - Florida">FLL</acronym> and <acronym title="Washin...Jump to post
Does anybody recall an airline that flew thru <acronym title="Memphis - International (MEM / KMEM), USA - Tennessee">MEM</acronym> in about '72 or '73 that operated silver 722s with a green cheatline (outlined in white I think) with the same stripe repeated twice on the tail? Never could see any tit...Jump to post
Donald Trump, the NY real-estate mogul, bought the Eastern Shuttle....<acronym title="New York - La Guardia (LGA / KLGA), USA - New York">LGA</acronym> to <acronym title="Washington - Ronald Reagan National (DCA / KDCA), USA - Virginia">DCA</acronym> & <acronym title="Boston - General Edward Lawrenc...Jump to post
Regarding some earlier questions above; One of the <acronym title="All-Nippon Airways (Japan)">NH</acronym> 744s at <acronym title="Detroit - Metropolitan Wayne County (DTW / KDTW), USA - Michigan">DTW</acronym> was a <acronym title="Tokyo - New Tokyo International / Narita (NRT / RJAA), Japan">NRT<...Jump to post
Right after 9/11 they were using 763s <acronym title="Washington - Dulles International (IAD / KIAD), USA - Virginia">IAD</acronym>-<acronym title="Atlanta - The William B Hartsfield International (ATL / KATL), USA - Georgia">ATL</acronym> (I think there were two) to keep up with demand as <acronym ...Jump to post
KL 74M <acronym title="Chicago - O'Hare International (ORD / KORD), USA - Illinois">ORD</acronym>-<acronym title="Amsterdam - Schiphol (AMS / EHAM), Netherlands">AMS</acronym>-AMS <acronym title="TWA Transworld Airlines (USA)">TW</acronym> 762 <acronym title="New York - John F. Kennedy International...Jump to post
Might want to avoid PA 806 and 160. Clipper 160 was a 707F that crashed at <acronym title="Boston - General Edward Lawrence Logan International (BOS / KBOS), USA - Massachusetts">BOS</acronym> 11/73. Inflight fire due to improperly loaded cargo. Clipper 806 (and a book by that same name) was a 707 t...Jump to post