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by N202PA
Thu Jun 15, 2000 9:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Biggest Mistakes For An Airline
Replies: 28
Views: 3237

RE: Biggest Mistakes For An Airline

VirginA340: You hit the nail on the head. Pan Am was killed by incompetent management, idiots who didn't know their @ss from a hole in the ground, and it showed. It proved impossible to find a successor to the wily Juan Trippe, but what really destroyed the airline was a complete lack of understandi...

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by N202PA
Thu Jun 15, 2000 9:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Washington DC Aviation Museums
Replies: 3
Views: 1648

RE: Washington DC Aviation Museums

You can check out the National Air and Space Museum online at: <a href="http://www.nasm.si.edu/" target=_blank>http://www.nasm.si.edu/</a> Currently, the museum is undergoing a year-long renovations process that has closed some exhibits. One of my favorites, the space hall, is closed. Two other area...

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by N202PA
Thu Jun 15, 2000 12:13 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Flying As A Child
Replies: 27
Views: 1830

RE: Flying As A Child

What do I remember? This, my friends (in no particular order): 1.) Being escorted into the flight deck of a 747SP on a flight from Hong Kong to New York when I was about four or five years old. It was nighttime, and we were flying high above the Arctic...40,000 ft. easy. The captain and first office...

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by N202PA
Wed Jun 14, 2000 12:12 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What Was Texas Int'l Before Texas Air Group?
Replies: 12
Views: 3063

RE: What Was Texas Int'l Before Texas Air Group?

Don't take this as gospel, as I'm not an expert on TI, but I do have an old TI ticket folder from the 70s somewhere, on which was printed the route map at that time. It showed that TI flew to all the tiny towns in Texas, Louisiana, Arkansas, etc. plus Mexico (hence the "International" part of the na...

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by N202PA
Tue Jun 13, 2000 11:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DFW To NY
Replies: 8
Views: 1442

RE: DFW To NY

Legend is an amazing airline, but unfortunately, they will not begin serving LGA until September.

So far, the best deal I can find is one on NW through BestFares, which I mentioned earlier.

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by N202PA
Tue Jun 13, 2000 11:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Eastern Airlines
Replies: 22
Views: 2659

RE: Eastern Airlines

Acvitale: This is somewhat off-topic, but... Didn't Pan Am have just three gates *total* at DCA? In the last year or two, when PA moved from the North Terminal to the main terminal, gate 15 was used for flights to JFK/MIA, gate 16 was used for flights on PA Express, and gate 17 was used for the Shut...

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by N202PA
Tue Jun 13, 2000 10:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DFW To NY
Replies: 8
Views: 1442

ContinentalEWR

If this person were to have their child go on SWA, they'd have to buy two seperate tickets...one from DAL to MSY or LIT or HOU, and then another from there to ISP. Plus, their child would have to make at least two changes of plane, most likely, and because SWA prices by segment, not by trip, the far...

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by N202PA
Tue Jun 13, 2000 10:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DFW To NY
Replies: 8
Views: 1442

RE: DFW To NY

I-96: I found a special deal that might be of interest to you. I scoured the web, and found the best deal I saw was on Bestfares.com--they usually do have the best deals, anyway--I got tickets for my upcoming trip to Toronto for $175 when the fare on AC was $330...*and* it's open-jaw!  <img src...

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by N202PA
Tue Jun 13, 2000 9:42 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What Comes After 797?
Replies: 7
Views: 3493

RE: What Comes After 797?

Perhaps after 797, Boeing will abandon model numbers altogether and just go with make names like cars do. I mean, after all, what's the name "777" to consumers these days but a marketing tool, so that passengers will know what kind of plane they're flying on? Maybe something like the Boeing Starline...

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by N202PA
Tue Jun 13, 2000 1:06 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Eastern Airlines
Replies: 22
Views: 2659

RE: Eastern Airlines

Check here for an interesting history of Eastern:

http://avstop.com/History/HistoryOfAirlines/Eastern.htm

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by N202PA
Mon Jun 12, 2000 11:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qantas At DCA
Replies: 33
Views: 2318

RE: Panther

Gregg: Ouch. I love the 757, but I hate flying it transcon...it may be just me, but I think that flying anything over four hours demands a widebody. Somehow, it seems more regal and a lot less like a giant bus when you fly long distances on a heavy. But maybe that's just the Pan Am in me talking...I...

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by N202PA
Mon Jun 12, 2000 10:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qantas At DCA
Replies: 33
Views: 2318

RE: Panther

Hehehe, only in Flight Simulator, my friend.  <img src="/discussions/graphics/smile.gif"> Actually, they'd probably have to fly something like SYD-LAX-ORD-DCA...and they'd have to change a/c at ORD from a 744 to something like a 757 or 737. Qantas to Dulles, on the other hand, would make sense....

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by N202PA
Sat Jun 10, 2000 5:17 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Experience With Hawaiian
Replies: 20
Views: 1896

RE: Experience With Hawaiian

I think it's disgusting that some airlines now use narrowbodies like the 757 to serve Hawai'i. There was once a time in the airline industry when flying to Hawai'i was a regal thing--you'd see nothing but 747s and DC-10s flying there, mostly the former. Pan Am flew there using a 747 into its final y...

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by N202PA
Sat Jun 10, 2000 2:55 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Is Is Endeavor Airlines Supposed To Fly?
Replies: 1
Views: 4299

RE: Is Is Endeavor Airlines Supposed To Fly?

I think the general concensus was that this person was full of it, and just having a good time playing a little mind game with the people here. I haven't heard a single word in the press about an Endeavor Airlines operating out of Midway. Such an operation would be impossible anyway, given the lack ...

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by N202PA
Fri Jun 09, 2000 11:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Experience With Hawaiian
Replies: 20
Views: 1896

Alhoa Vs. Hawaiian

I'm going to be headed for Honolulu in early July, and I might take a side trip to Hilo or Kona. Which would be the better choice, overall (money-wise and service-wise), Aloha or Hawaiian? And are there any other carriers that fly island-hopper flights other than the big boys (DL, UA, etc)?

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by N202PA
Fri Jun 09, 2000 10:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PanAm2 / CarnivalAirlines
Replies: 1
Views: 1052

RE: PanAm2 / CarnivalAirlines

The original Pan Am II flew from Miami to New York on its inaugural route, using an A300-B4, formerly with Eastern, named Clipper Fair Wind. Service to LA from Miami was started later using another former Eastern A300 named Clipper America (different a/c from the original ones that bore these names)...

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by N202PA
Fri Jun 09, 2000 10:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The New Pan AM...
Replies: 5
Views: 1573

RE: The New Pan AM...

The new Pan Am (which has been around for 9 months and change) is headquartered at the Pease International Tradeport in Portsmouth, NH. The logo and assets of the previous company (Pan Am II) were purchased in bankruptcy court last year by a New England firm called Guilford Transportation, and headq...

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by N202PA
Fri Jun 09, 2000 9:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PanAm Clipper Cargo
Replies: 2
Views: 1990

RE: PanAm Clipper Cargo

Answer: They're not trying to make it what it used to be. The old Pan Am was based on flying to every corner of the globe, acting essentially as the flagship airline of the U.S. It was one of the major players, back in the day. In contrast, however, the current Pan Am is trying to claw their way int...

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by N202PA
Fri Jun 09, 2000 5:49 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: ProAir, I Give It A Year.
Replies: 5
Views: 1273

Masonaries

Just out of curiosity, what makes City Airport in Detroit different/worse than Midway in Chicago? I've never been to DET, but I've been to MDW, and I can see why the latter is attractive compared to other flight options. But what's wrong with DET?

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by N202PA
Fri Jun 09, 2000 4:29 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Wicj Is Bigger, Love Field Or Midway?
Replies: 8
Views: 3621

RE: Wicj Is Bigger, Love Field Or Midway?

Some more figures: (*) In 1998, Midway served over 13 million passengers; by comparison, Love served only 7 million. (*) Midway currently has 28 gates, and will soon have 41 after the new terminal building and concourses open. Love has just 16, with plans for more. (*) 17 carriers serve Midway, incl...

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by N202PA
Fri Jun 09, 2000 2:36 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: John J Nance Novels
Replies: 8
Views: 1640

RE: John J Nance Novels

Also:

Don't read The Last Hostage if you can't deal with some very graphic imagery--it's a thrilling book, but the heart of the plot will probably make you squirm.

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by N202PA
Fri Jun 09, 2000 2:34 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: John J Nance Novels
Replies: 8
Views: 1640

RE: John J Nance Novels

I love Nance, too.. <img src="/discussions/graphics/biggrin.gif"> His books ar well-written, and he's the only aviation writer I'll read blindly (except the dime aviation novels of the late 60s & 70s), because it's always a guaranteed thriller. Nance always toes the line and comes up with new, ...

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by N202PA
Fri Jun 09, 2000 2:15 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Midway (MDW) Expansion
Replies: 1
Views: 2143

RE: Midway (MDW) Expansion

The plan is to build a three-story terminal building and two two-story concourses connected to the main terminal building via passenger walkways over the airport access road.The terminal will be built on and in front of the site of the current terminal, with the present building being demolished in ...

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by N202PA
Thu Jun 08, 2000 10:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DCA Vs. IAD
Replies: 18
Views: 3452

RE: DCA Vs. IAD

I live in the heart of Fairfax County, about fifteen minutes from Dulles and about twenty from National, and I grew up flying into and out of both airports. Personally, I've always loved National Airport--even back in the 80s when people complained about its terminal being small and run down, no par...

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by N202PA
Wed Jun 07, 2000 10:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why Doesnt Southwest Fly From Atlanta To New York?
Replies: 14
Views: 10702

RE: The Wright Amendment

I think that it's hilariously clever that Legend Airlines is dancing around the Wright Amendment by configuring their DC-9s with exactly 56 seats in a luxury style. This allows them to serve the business market on routes like LGA-DAL, IAD-DAL, etc. Legend looks like a pretty cool airline to work for...

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by N202PA
Wed Jun 07, 2000 9:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Deltas New Look
Replies: 14
Views: 1828

RE: Deltas New Look

I agree, and I think that several people have mentioned this before on here. I don't think it looks bad, personally...I mean, it's better than that last one they had (and never finished painting the fleet in). I just wish they'd add a cheatline and maybe bring back the "^ Delta Air Lines" like they ...

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by N202PA
Wed Jun 07, 2000 9:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Pan Am To St. Louis!
Replies: 19
Views: 2457

RE: Pan Am To St. Louis!

I think that a merger with Pro Air would be a bad, bad, BAD idea. When you're a small, relatively fledgling carrier, you don't need to be merging with anyone. Look at what happened when Pan Am II bought out Carnival--disaster, and the end of the venture. And need we remember Acker's Folly--the disas...

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by N202PA
Wed Jun 07, 2000 5:19 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Pan Am To St. Louis!
Replies: 19
Views: 2457

RE: N202PA

Honestly, I hope so, too. I've always thought that Meigs could serve a valuable purpose for business travelers, if only they could get commercial a/c with a range long enough to fly CGX-LGA or CGX-DCA in there. Lengthening the runway would work, too. Maybe someday Bombardier will come up with a CRJ ...

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by N202PA
Wed Jun 07, 2000 4:53 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Request Info On BWI
Replies: 9
Views: 1990

RE: Request Info On BWI-Shop Closed

Awww..   I haven't been to BWI in about a year and a half...that's really a shame, because I was planning on visiting when I go up there at the end of the month.

Thanks for the info, though.  

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by N202PA
Wed Jun 07, 2000 4:48 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Pan Am To St. Louis!
Replies: 19
Views: 2457

RE: Pan Am To St. Louis!

I thought about mentioning NW's service (or lack thereof) earlier, but thought better of it for fear of touching on a sore spot of people in MSP and DTW.  <img src="/discussions/graphics/smile.gif"> Some time ago (Ten years ago? More?), I saw an ad in a magazine that I picked up from the Pan Am...

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by N202PA
Wed Jun 07, 2000 4:14 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Pan Am To St. Louis!
Replies: 19
Views: 2457

RE: Where Next?

STP would be a good choice because it's located outside of Southwest's domain and because people there probably would want high-class, low-fare service. This, IMO, is what this incarnation Pan Am has to do now--dance around SWA and get into secondary airports near large cities. A couple of other pos...

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by N202PA
Wed Jun 07, 2000 3:48 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Can Rejected And Out Of Business Liveries Be Bough
Replies: 7
Views: 2173

RE: Can Rejected And Out Of Business Liveries Be Bough

Well, I'm not sure about the liveries part, but airline logos sure as heck can be. Pan Am's globe, for one, was purchased by a seperate entity to run on PAII, first run by old PA hand Marty Shugrue. The livery happened to go with it, and it has survived to the present with PAIII. The National sun lo...

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by N202PA
Wed Jun 07, 2000 3:42 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Canada/Air Ontario Question...
Replies: 7
Views: 2040

RE: Air Canada/Air Ontario Question...

Thanks for the info!  

Yeah, I read on the Air Ontario site that they just moved ops over to T1 a few days ago...since Toronto's my final destination, that's not going to be a problem, though.

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by N202PA
Wed Jun 07, 2000 3:36 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Pan Am To St. Louis!
Replies: 19
Views: 2457

Where Next?

EXTREMELY exciting!!  <img src="/discussions/graphics/smile.gif"> As the son of a longtime Pan Am employee and frequent Pan Am flyer, it's really great to see the new company doing so well! It's not international service, but they're getting there...maybe someday, we'll see Pan Am A310's flying...

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by N202PA
Tue Jun 06, 2000 10:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Canada/Air Ontario Question...
Replies: 7
Views: 2040

RE: Air Canada/Air Ontario Question...

Thanks for the info!  

I was hoping to get on a CRJ, but oh well...I'll be taking one on the way down, YYZ-DCA. I'll write up a trip report when I get back!  

N202PA (Clipper America)

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by N202PA
Tue Jun 06, 2000 10:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Request Info On BWI
Replies: 9
Views: 1990

RE: Request Info On BWI

DTW: As someone before me said, check out the observation area in the BWI terminal...it's the tops! The 737 is pretty cool, and the Smithsonian store is excellent! Even if you only want to pick up a copy of Airliners magazine (as I often do), it's still a great place to go and windowshop.  <img...

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by N202PA
Tue Jun 06, 2000 10:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Canada/Air Ontario Question...
Replies: 7
Views: 2040

Air Canada/Air Ontario Question...

I'm going to be flying on Air Canada/Air Ontario from BWI to YYZ at the end of the month...I just checked the Air Canada web site (and Travelocity.com, among others), and found that the aircraft is scheduled to be a Dash-1. What the heck is a Dash-1? In twenty years of flying, I've never heard of it...

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