1. I believe Casino is T.U. (not a moment too soon!) 2. AA serves LAX & ORD from DAL, using all F-configured F-100's 3. Legend Airlines serves LAX, LAS, IAD and (effective 9/9), LGA; also, just secured slots at ORD; all out of DAL. They built their own, separate terminal; tres chic. Fly 'em sometime...Jump to post
AA used to fly the DC-10 DFW-AUS (into the old Mueller airport!) That must surely be one of the shotest DC-10 legs, at least outside of Japan. I've been assured that the runway was long enough, but it still seemed a very tight fit. It was certainly strange to watch a widebody climb out from that air...Jump to post
Of course there are no more "MD-anythings" since "MD" as a company no longer exists. The 717 is, of course, the same basic (very fine) aircraft with Boeing's number affixed thereon. I'm almost embarrassed to point that out, but the post above seemed to require it. I'd use the DC-9 / MD80 / 717, and....Jump to post
...I think I flew a plane with this sort of config on Ansett earlier this year... the seats toward the fron t of the 737 were "nicer" looking, but same pitch , 3-3, but had split in center seat. Were these convertible? Sorry I didn't get the reggo, couldn't get a clean angle for the picture.Jump to post
Note that, although some of the -300's "came from New York Air..." you must remember that Apple was a division of Texas Air anyway, just like CO- so aircraft were part of unified buying strategy (and, if I recall correctly, were largely owned by Jet Capital, tooo- check me on this, won't someone?) I...Jump to post
Some of the WN 727's had a script "SW" on the tail; I could have sworn that there was a pic of one at this site, but a quick check sez, "no." I know someone onthe 'Net has it posted, but I may have to dig out an old picture I'm bound to have of it from a PHX-HOU trip once. It was a BN 727-200, as I ...Jump to post
...hate to restate the obvious, but the 146/Avro has it by default; it is a current-production aircraft with factory support and a future. The F100's market is quite well-served by the 717, etc. The 146 is really a comfortable ride (other than that "penalty-box" seat in the back w/o a window, and th...Jump to post
I knew JetBlue's ops started first and that the 320's were equipped thusly from the start; I had read somewhere, at the time (Feb.-Mar.?) that JetBlue's satTV units were not yet approved and operational at start-up. Sorry if I was wrong on that one. When I used them on Legend, I expected all kinds o...Jump to post
The high-wing Russian aircarft you showed are derivatives of military transport designs; high-wing aircraft are much more well-suited to operations from unimproved/underimproved fields (such as military ops might be), because: 1. Engines less likely to ingest foreign objects; 2. Wings further away f...Jump to post
Look at the WN model; predictably reasonable fares, good service and a reliable well-maintained fleet (they're all new, but I bet timely maintenance is in the cards). JetBlue has enough start-up capital that it is unlikely any other airline can justify losing money for the length of time it would ta...Jump to post
CO's current scheme is clean, crisp and very attractive. An airline with poorer maintenance standards could not have the white-plane look w/o suffering, but CO does it well. The change to the current look for CO was a well-timed one, and the fleet's migration to all-white matched the airline's emerg...Jump to post
Does anyone know if there is anywhere on the 'Net with audio from the various pilots who observed the final, valiant efforts of the Alaska Air pilots ogg the cA coast? I have been told it was played on network TV, but haven't been able to locate or hear it.
Any help would be appreciated.
I always wanted to fly in a Caravelle because.. well, because it it's another plane. But also, as a child in Dallas, (1) we never saw Caravelles because (of course) United did not serve Dallas in those days; and (2) my parents subscribed to Realite (english language version), and I remember reading ...Jump to post
Follow this link to see a quicktime tour;
I choose these: <br><center><a href="/open.file?id=29414" target="_blank"><font color="#EEEEEE" size="1" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva">Click for large version<br><IMG SRC="/photos/small/b/bncowboys.gif" ALT="Click here for full size photo!" border="0" width="200" height="129"></a><br>Photo © ...Jump to post
Are you basing that opinion on that picture? Oh, get real! How many terminals (modern era) look worth a crap from the cockpit? The front looks just fine and, most importantly, the access for pax is virtually instantaneous- no traffic fight (access is NOT by the main DAL feeder); you can drive up fiv...Jump to post
In South America, 1977 (Christmas eve), flew from Guayaquil to Quito in a SAETA Caravelle, ex-Alitalia- everything written in Italian on the inside of the a/c, windows crazed and streaked, but the service was very polite (they passed around dishes of home-made candy!), and the flight was excellent; ...Jump to post
Having done a bit of "non-rev" flying, I can tell you that the priorities are sometimes altered- I fly non-rev b/c a family member works for a major, once showed up at LGB for a return to DFW- flight wide-open until the other major serving LGB to my destination at the time had its next flight mechan...Jump to post
OK... I saw your limitation, but still, Braniff International Airways (the original) had at least three at once, disregarding the mere color differences (and, if I took the time to dig further, I'd probably conclude that they had many more...) But... 1. Flying Colors (the "line" livery); 2. Calder D...Jump to post
Hey, I'm no AA-lover, but I think that their livery is clean, crisp, and looks just fine. I'm with Gerardo and DC9Capt- the 757 painted in the "Astroliner" look is some kind of sharp- even better in person than in photos. I'd be for more of these. <br><center><a href="/open.file?id=79979" target="_b...Jump to post
They have a good record, reasonable fleet (although I do not really trust the software-driven Airbus). In my flights on them, I have been impressed with their professionalism and (generally) exceptionally courteous service. I like AeroMexico better, though. They really rock. For wahtall that's worth.Jump to post
The Dallas Mav's used to have custom-configured DC9, Don Carter bought it for the team because he thought they'd like it. When team was sold, plane was put up for sale; I spotted it on the tradeaplane.com site a few months ago, unchanged except for the removal ofthe team logo, but I don't know if it...Jump to post
It all depends on your perspective... being a DFW-based passenger, I find AA's contempt (corporate) for its victims- er, passengers- inexcusable. If you're not AAdvantage Gold or Platinum, you're a worm in their eyes. Last year, they cancelled a 757 SNA-DFW and gave no notice, offered only to re-rou...Jump to post
SAT suffers from being too close to DFW and IAH; WN (Southwest) serves the short- and medium- haul market well, and for very long and int'l, you'll generally take CO through IAH or AA through DFW; these carriers control enough market juice to likely squash anyone who tries to open things uo a bit. W...Jump to post
Chuck Norris- was on Legend flight DAL-LAX last week. His wife is very pretty(!); no one bothered them, I think. He treated cabin staff well.
Met at the LAX gate by a small entourage.
Looks different w/o the moustache.
But, hey, if you fly Legend, you can feel like a celeb, too.
Lots of heat, and some light being shed above... ...but for the bottom-line, look at the "Southwest effect"- you know, the way, when WN enters a new market, airfares go down, and stay generally lower, to the markets served by WN from that location. So the restrictions on DAL are a big problem becaus...Jump to post
Ok, you asked... American Braniff (the original) Texas International Continental Delta Western USAir TWA PSA AirCal AeroMexico Mexicana AeroExo SAN (in Ecuador- I don't know what it stands for , except the "A" is bound to be "Aernaves, right?) SAETA (Same comment) Faucett Frontier (the first one)(th...Jump to post
Just flew Legend to LA and back; service excellent, on-time, cabin and ground staff top-notch. Rode with a famous movie star, too! For the apparent AA employee posting above that AA is just "competing," you may spare the BS for someone who's more gullible. AA likes having a near-monopoly, and D/FW-a...Jump to post