Some of the planes had different interiors but there was much inconsistency, a couple 727s had economy seats from Avianca for example after leases. Especially Eastern's DC-9-51s acquired from Muse Air in 1987 (N###MC). All blue leather seats, no rear galley. Eastern had few DC-9-32s from Texas Inte...Jump to post
I wouldn't be the least bit surprised if AC had considered the route during their recent major expansion. If I recall correctly, it was on some of AC's "possible future destinations" maps. I suspect that the current poor political relationship between the two countries makes the addition ...Jump to post
That's just one of the final EA color variations, nothing to do with the trooping flights[/quotle] Do you happen to know if they planned on refurbishing the economy section? I saw the new Business Class section and remember it looked very nice with new two-tone grey seats, blue carpet, blue striped...Jump to post
Eastern was operating L1011s for troop movements based out of Rome. From your photo, it appears as though you may have been on one of them... Notice the absence of the American flag on the number two engine. That's just one of the final EA color variations, nothing to do with the trooping flights. ...Jump to post
Love those three pictures... Very sad. Personally speaking, I flew on Eastern A-300 on January 13, 1991 (5 days before shutdown). The route was PDX-SEA-ATL. So, Eastern was operating A-300 flights until Friday, January 18, 1991 at 11:59 p.m. That week, after series of discussions with bankruptcy co...Jump to post
I have some questions that keep getting multiple answers when I research them about post-Lorenzo Eastern. 1) Did the A300s ever return to service post Lorenzo removal? I know the 757s, L1011s, DC-9s and 727s did to some extent but I'm looking for info specifically if any of the EA A300s flew service...Jump to post
Enerjet (and their new commercial name) will come out the winner in this 4-legged race. Swoop is WS's version of Zip and Tango. A marketing tool to benefit the overall corporation and shareholders profitability. It will most likely cease once the commercial benefit cedes. . If you want to make that...Jump to post
One thing a used car will never ever give you...
New Car smell.... mmmm... new car.... ahhhhhhhhhhh......
Otherwise, for it depends on how long i intend to keep the car... if it's a stop gap for 2-3 years ill go used. Second car for shopping, used... main car for commuting for the next 5+ years= new
Abandoning Calgary-Cranbrook to WestJet/PCO? That didn't take long... I guess they don't think they can compete without the B1900D?Jump to post
Ziyulu wrote:Did this crash affect the merger between CO and UA?
I dunno... my favorite Italian restaurant just added more Veal to the menu a couple months back and their Veal Marsala is the best I've had anywhere, Veal Parm is their 3rd most common dish that I see (After their Lasagna and Sunday Sauce both of which also have Veal in them)...Jump to post
And just so we are all on the same page here, from the official NTSB Accident Report, https://ntsb.gov/investigations/AccidentReports/Pages/AAR9601.aspx : -------------------------------- Probable Cause The National Transportation Safety Board determines that the probable causes of this accident wer...Jump to post
Except that: They weren't flying in freezing rain they were flying in icing conditions which isn't a rare occurrence near Chicago or in any other number of countless busy airports in the world. They had the anti ice system on and it was working as designed. It was not the first time that crew had ru...Jump to post
The ATRs also had an issue with safety records in freezing temps because of one big crash in the 1990s with a base at ORD. For the bazillionth time: the ATR met all FAA icing certification requirements. Now you might take the position that those requirements were insufficient, but the ATR successfu...Jump to post
I actually find that the Airbus interiors on AC look quite dated. Yellow lighting, beige plastic and scratched up unresponsive screens aren’t what I would call world-class. Their long-haul interiors on the other hand feel quite nice and modern. It's very inconsistent... some look factory fresh and ...Jump to post
Hilary lost while winning the popular vote just like her husband won the Presidency while losing the popular vote (43%). So? He didn't "lose the popular vote" he won the most votes of any candidate in 1992 (and so WON the popular vote): Clinton 43% 44 909 889 Bush 37.4% 39 104 545 Perot 1...Jump to post
National WAS the start of the fall... PA spent too much for an airline that didn't provide the domestic feed to it's hubs OR any markets they didn't reach. If they'd dropped National on Lorenzo instead of getting into a buying war with him and giving him a big nest egg. Instead as I've said before y...Jump to post
Well since we don't know what they are getting revenue/profit/loss (still Privately owned so no annual report) wise I wonder if things are more loss making then some people think. Recent moves seem to be more and more towards cost cutting and selling ancillary assets (YTZ Terminal etc).Jump to post
GalaxyFlyer wrote:They did it before, anyone remember Mirabel.
There are a whole pile of opportunities a well run (and capitalized) ULCC could exploit in Canada that WS and AC have zero interest in going after. Things like: -adding new capacity and competition onto routes such as YOW-YWG that have less capacity on them today than 30 years ago even though traff...Jump to post
Airstud wrote:northstardc4m wrote:The correct answer is the original Pennsylvania station, NYC, in 1963
Well no; see, it was the Detroit Times' building.
(See opening post.)
The correct answer is the original Pennsylvania station, NYC, in 1963
https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pennsyl ... prov=sfla1
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Switch over to the other seaboard and see protectionism in full effect. YYC was a typo of course, don't try to deflect from your own poor examples by lambasting me for a typo. Have you seen how many countries Canada actually have open skies agreements with? 20 according to this rather official look...Jump to post
The only thing that's absurd is that you refuse to see how protected Air Canada is from competition, even on international long haul markets. Are you an employee of Air Canada or why do you have blindfolds on? Comparing Atlanta to Toronto is apples and oranges all over again, just like your Canada/...Jump to post
All AR 747/74L flights in June 1989 OAG: AR 110 MAD MADRID, SPAIN 10:50 FCO ROME(FIUMICINO), ITALY 12:50 EZE-MAD-FCO P 0 747 2 AR 110 EZE BUENOS AIRES(PISTARINI), BA, ARGENTINA 17:00 MAD MADRID, SPAIN 9:35 EZE-MAD-FCO P 0 747 1 AR 110 EZE BUENOS AIRES(PISTARINI), BA, ARGENTINA 17:00 FCO ROME(FIUMICI...Jump to post
ushermittwoch wrote:The diversion airport is noteworthy.
Does not show up often.
FS 2 (on 5.25" on a 286...), FS 3, FS 4.1 (came on both 3.5 and 5.25 disks), FS 5, FS FW95 (on CD wow!), FS 98, FS 2000pro, FS2002, FS2004*, FSX* P3Dv1/2/3, Sierra Pro Pilot, XP9/10/11, Aerofly FS2* ( *= still using) Not to mention things like F-15 Strike Eagle, F-19, Falcon 4.0, IL-2, LOMAC, T...Jump to post
Technically ATR is part-owned by Airbus. And what is now Bombardier was owned by Boeing in the 1990s Only deHavilland Canada was owned by Boeing (Canada) for a few years jointly with the Ontario Government... and it was sold to Bombardier who already owned Canadair, but Boeing never owned Bombardier.Jump to post
I wonder if AC has given the Cessna Sky Courier any thought as a replacement for the B1900. It's still a twin turboprop with 19 seats but it might be more efficient. https://cessna.txtav.com/en/turboprop/skycourier Not pressurized and slower than the 1900... They could just as easily look at the Do...Jump to post
johnclipper wrote:Besides the SN DC-10s that operated as a combi, did any other DC-10CFs operate as combi or was it the same as with the MD-11CF?
In a word: hogwash
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Nothing on their entire site is cited... it's just claims and colorful charts and questionably redacted documents...
I'm guessing EA never considered flying LGW-MIA nonstop with an L1011. No.. EA didn't have longer range L1011s... It was too far for a 100 reliably and the 200 and 500 were absent from the EA fleet with no affordable options available when they were looking. EA got the DC10s cheaper than any availa...Jump to post
Eastern was always more opportunistic in aircraft acquisitions... at least post-Rickenbaker. The question is for the 757 what would EA's route network be today had it survived? They never really hung on to aircraft either... They were quick to dispose of the DC-8 and 720 for example compared to the ...Jump to post
Depending on how you factor them in, behind the Iron Curtain or not, would JAT count as the biggest Western aircraft operator in Eastern Europe? They flew everything from Convairs to Caravelles to DC3s, DC6s, DC9s and 10s as well as 707s, 727s and 737s. Yugoslavia wasnt really part of the Soviet bl...Jump to post
I do find it strange they wouldn't go for the E2-190... the 195 comes up a little short of HNL and AKL, where as the 190 could theoretically make both of them?
The A220-100 seems to range them both as well though prevailing winds etc might play a role.
Could bombardier re jig the Dash 8-100 New engines Thats the problem though... besides the crewing costs anyways... new engines for that category just don't exist. It is still the PW100 family, GE CT7 or Allison AE2100... there hasn't been a new design turboprop for that size class. The AE2100 was ...Jump to post
SDFguy wrote:deltadart106 wrote:Also, if you haven't, check out the A.net threads from that day. Fascinating to see how it all played out in realtime, especially from an aviation enthusiast's perspective.
Does anyone have any links?
And my 2 bete-noirs still hang in there somehow... C-GION (Ion) and C-GONR (Goner)... Don't know how many times those flew me YTS-YYZ or the reverse mostly when they still wore Air Ontario on them... figures half the -100s remaining would be ex-GX ones. Though i will miss the baby Dash when they are...Jump to post