Western started jet service with 707s in 1960 - LAX-PDX-SEA, LAX SFO-SEA, AND LAX-SEA plus the return trips. If you want to include the Electras as jet service, they were introduced a few years earlier, but I can' tell you on which routes. http://www.airtimes.com/cgat/usc/western/detail/tt2and60-707...Jump to post
Unfortunately the Airbus A320 isn't the right aircraft when it comes to SNA short Runway performance! Flyguy Aw man! I know I've departed on a UA A320 from SNA...albeit, to Denver, with less fuel (and maybe less seats). And B6 makes the A320 work at Burbank, where the runway is only about a 1000 fe...Jump to post
gregn21 wrote:They should bring back a battleship grey inspired livery.
Yes, but there's no demand. Allegiant used to fly the MD-82 here. Air Force Two (a 757) has visited a few times along with a private 767. Of course, those latter two were carrying a lot less passengers/weight. In fact, you can find some 747s in the database back when SBA at a service center here. 02...Jump to post
I love the all glass jetbridges you find in overseas airports. You get such great views of the airport and of the airplane you are about to board. However, not in the U.S. I once read on this forum somewhere that supposedly there is some safety regulation in the U.S. that prohibits them. Really??? ...Jump to post
LGA is convenient to Manhattan - lack of a one seat ride on public transportation aside - but it really is a dump of an airport. Whether you liked Joe Biden as this country's VP or not, it is hard to disagree with his comment about LGA being a third world airport . Things will get better in about 5...Jump to post
There have been a few in the past – Aeroflot, South African, and Qantas come to mind – that have put out special liveries as non-host countries but, for the most part, I think the most you get from those non-host countries might be a sticker applied near the door.
German Qantas from the look of it. If LH goes in this direction (yes, I know the picture is fake), it would help to paint the belly blue or silver.Jump to post
I just remembered another one: in 1990, I flew up to SFO from ONT on a 733 in the morning, then took that same plane home again that evening. What made that flight stand out for me was that we were sitting in the bulkhead seat, which had a flip-up arm rest so you could bring out the service tray. Th...Jump to post
I read on a forum SBA is in the path of the Thomas Fire. The fires are bad in California. Not directly. On the map at the link below, the point of the purple arrow on the map is SBA. The jagged, dark red line is the fire boundary. The pinkish area is a MANDATORY evacuation zone and the yellow is VO...Jump to post
SBA issued a press release that they are still having normal operations.
MSN 179 CI #11 emerged from cabin/engine fit and should move to paint. This one may be delivered in late December. https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4537/38526531726_29e4ec5847_z.jpg Msn179 22/11/2017 by A380_TLS_A350 , on Flickr Who does that tail in front belong to? EDIT: Never mind, I found out it ...Jump to post
I am a little surprised that the SBA-SFO loads are dismal. When it was initially upgraded, it was just one mainline with everything else still being RJs. But recently, there have been two A319s on the route. Why were they double the mainline with dismal numbers? The loads were dismal when they had ...Jump to post
Supposedly the Federal Government went to Israel to learn about their very tight security. I never did trust the Government. After 9/11, the government took over screening because the private sector underpaid and undertrained screeners and we all know that putting the government in charge of someth...Jump to post
And as discussed many times here, losing out on the bidding for VX , and their inability to make any inroads in the mid-West, pretty much has doomed any hopes for becoming a national network carrier. They should change their name to Eastern. Right after AS changes their name to Western. Anyway, B6 ...Jump to post
Pan Am - always flew with them to the US, plus I could watch them fly over our house heading West Northwest Orient - always wanted to fly on them, I especially liked the livery with the blue stripe that stopped short of the front door. TWA - like Pan Am, I grew up with them at LHR, their Tristars, ...Jump to post
QueenoftheSkies wrote:They need to ditch the md80s stat. What does the new livery look like anyway?
Western Airlines was already revived once before. IIRC it was based at BLI. I suspect during their BK the name was sold off to ??? If I remember correct, the revived Western Airlines flew for less than a week. In fact, I think they lasted maybe a day or two? Little bit longer, but not much. The big...Jump to post
Related question: 727s and DC-9s had the rear stairs, which also acted as a stand. Is there a reason that concept was Is not continued with other aircraft? Is there a significant structural difference between those two aircraft and those engines on the wings that make rear stairs implausible? Ignora...Jump to post
Showing a little home state pride: http://www.startribune.com/swimming-in-the-air-sun-country-to-name-each-plane-after-a-minnesota-lake/419148194/#1 Excerpt: "Sun Country Airlines passengers may soon hear "Welcome aboard Lake Minnetonka!" as they settle into their seats. The Eagan-bas...Jump to post
Back when the economy was a little better, Delta served SLC from SBA with 2x daily. They dropped the service about the same time that Frontier started 2x daily service to DEN, which also was being served by the UA. Personally, I suspect that they chose not to compete with DEN flights and their East-...Jump to post
Architecturally very nice, but not functional
The primary intent of the new terminal was to to replace the small, antiquated terminal that was used since the 1940s -- no food or services of any type, or more importantly, restrooms beyond security; tiny waiting areas, etc. The airport commission even stated that the possibility of larger aircraf...Jump to post
Any of them as few as three? All of them with three IIRC. FWIW, DSM and FNT were former FL markets, and GSP started with eight. As others have noted, however, LGB started with just four, so more recent evidence is in SBA's favor. Since the SBA final approach goes right passed my window, I wouldn't ...Jump to post
Hasn't there been talk of UA restoring mainline service on the SFO-SBA route? I have to think AS is considering SFO-SBA service, perhaps also SJC-SBA - a route that UAX was flying not that long ago. I even wonder about the possibility of WN adding SBA - I could see them pulling off something like 2...Jump to post
Excellent! Of course, I would not have minded if that AA A319 had been available two weeks ago!Jump to post
Can anyone tell me the parameters used to decide these markings, that is, where the nose wheel of the aircraft stops when parking at the gate. I have noticed some consistency from one airport to another, but at other times, they seem to have no relation to one another. For example, at one gate I hav...Jump to post
I think it's unlikely at this point Boeing will get any more orders for the 8i. They'll sell some additional cargo versions. A decision on the two aircraft to replace AF1 needs to be made soon. Boeing won't keep the line open waiting on the current administration to decide what they want to do. Wha...Jump to post
For the NCAA tournament – not the regular season – the NCAA lines up the charters. The trips to their destination are scheduled, but the return trips are different. For a game where one team will stay in the city for the next round, a single plane stands by to take the loser home, so it has two pote...Jump to post