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by tpk
Fri Feb 03, 2006 12:15 pm
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: CLT Runway Question
Replies: 8
Views: 2378

RE: CLT Runway Question

According to the airport's website, it construction will begin in fall of this year: <i>Fourth Runway - The airport has acquired the majority of approximately 1,500 acres of land needed to build its fourth runway. The runway, which will be adjacent to Runway 18R/36L, will be 9,000 feet long. The air...

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by tpk
Wed Feb 01, 2006 11:05 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Question For US/HP Emps On NON-REV
Replies: 13
Views: 4857

RE: Question For US/HP Emps On NON-REV

Officially, <acronym title="America West Airlines (USA)">HP</acronym> has a Zed (medium) agreement with <acronym title="Northwest Airlines (USA)">NW</acronym>. I don't think it's yet been communicated to employees if/how the <acronym title="Olympic Airways (Greece)">OA</acronym> agreements will chan...

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by tpk
Mon Jan 30, 2006 7:02 am
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: CLT Runway Question
Replies: 8
Views: 2378

RE: CLT Runway Question

Thanks for the help. I was looking to take a quick nonrev trip there and didn't want to go unless I was reasonably sure they'd be using 18R (for the overlook). I went yesterday, winds were from the south, and the trip turned out really well. That's an amazing park. It'll be a shame when that goes aw...

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by tpk
Fri Jan 27, 2006 11:30 am
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: CLT Runway Question
Replies: 8
Views: 2378

CLT Runway Question

Can anyone tell me if there is a preferred calm wind traffic pattern at CLT? I'd appreciate any help you may be able to give.

Thanks,
Tim
PHX

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by tpk
Thu Feb 24, 2005 3:54 pm
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: LAS Photography
Replies: 28
Views: 3232

RE: LAS Photography

That shot was taken from the official viewing area off of Sunset. You're right next to the fence and have a great view of arrivals if they're using Runway 25. The lighting is best in the winter and pretty bad in the summer. You need a ladder or a car to stand on to shoot over the fence. As long as y...

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by tpk
Thu Feb 24, 2005 10:07 am
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: Business Cards Anyone?
Replies: 17
Views: 3698

RE: Business Cards Anyone?

Thanks to a recommendation from Glenn Stewart, I got mine done here:

http://www.clickbusinesscards.com.au

and they did an excellent, very professional job.

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by tpk
Wed Dec 15, 2004 1:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Inflight Cameras & ATC Inside Plane
Replies: 7
Views: 2594

RE: Inflight Cameras & ATC Inside Plane

I was on a CX 773 last month and they had the camera.

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by tpk
Sat Nov 06, 2004 5:30 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: HP And QF To Codeshare!?
Replies: 4
Views: 4032

RE: HP And QF To Codeshare!?

The same is true for the <acronym title="British Airways">BA</acronym> codeshare. Since the gateway city is <acronym title="Phoenix - Sky Harbor International (PHX / KPHX), USA - Arizona">PHX</acronym> and <acronym title="American Airlines (USA)">AA</acronym> does not operate nonstop service from an...

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by tpk
Sat Nov 06, 2004 5:20 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: HP And QF To Codeshare!?
Replies: 4
Views: 4032

RE: HP And QF To Codeshare!?

My guess is there is something in the agreement between <acronym title="Qantas (Australia)">QF</acronym> and <acronym title="American Airlines (USA)">AA</acronym> that prohibits <acronym title="Qantas (Australia)">QF</acronym> from codesharing with other airlines on routes that are also operated by ...

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by tpk
Wed Sep 29, 2004 11:17 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA Was Mainline In All 50 States
Replies: 11
Views: 3192

RE: UA Was Mainline In All 50 States

I have a <acronym title="United Airlines (USA)">UA</acronym> system timetable from 1986 that shows two flights per day from ILG: one to <acronym title="Baltimore / Washington - International (Friendship) (BWI / KBWI), USA - Maryland">BWI</acronym> and one to <acronym title="Richmond International - ...

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by tpk
Fri Sep 17, 2004 1:45 pm
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: SLC Photo Status?
Replies: 34
Views: 2940

RE: SLC Photo Status?

Thanks Royal and Mark for the info. I was at <acronym title="Salt Lake City - International (SLC / KSLC), USA - Utah">SLC</acronym> today and I have a quick update: It looks like they're in the process of installing a chain link fence on the west side of the airport between the office park and the c...

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by tpk
Thu Sep 16, 2004 2:10 am
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: SLC Photo Status?
Replies: 34
Views: 2940

SLC Photo Status?

It's been about a year since I've been to <acronym title="Salt Lake City - International (SLC / KSLC), USA - Utah">SLC</acronym> and I was hoping someone could give me an update of the current state of things there. Has anyone had any trouble taking photos from the garage, the old "official" viewing...

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by tpk
Thu Aug 12, 2004 5:14 am
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: Spotting At Logan
Replies: 6
Views: 2250

RE: Spotting At Logan

While I do have issues with <acronym title="Boston - General Edward Lawrence Logan International (BOS / KBOS), USA - Massachusetts">BOS</acronym>, I was just stating the facts in my post. I don't think that anyone can argue that <acronym title="Boston - General Edward Lawrence Logan International (B...

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by tpk
Thu Aug 12, 2004 3:04 am
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: Spotting At Logan
Replies: 6
Views: 2250

RE: Spotting At Logan

BOS is one of the least spotter-friendly airports in the US. They have made it clear that aircraft enthusiasts are not welcome. The garages, while providing some nice views, are not an option. Searches in this and the Civil Aviation forums will give you some stories. You also may be able to find som...

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by tpk
Sat Aug 07, 2004 10:38 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Kicked Off The Parking Garage While Spotting @ OMA
Replies: 72
Views: 6877

RE: Kicked Off The Parking Garage While Spotting @

I respect your opinion, but can you explain exactly which security hole is being exploited by a guy in a parking structure watching planes? Seems pretty harmless to me. At worst, it should take the cop a two minute conversation with the spotter to know he's not a threat.

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by tpk
Sat Aug 07, 2004 10:28 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Kicked Off The Parking Garage While Spotting @ OMA
Replies: 72
Views: 6877

RE: Kicked Off The Parking Garage While Spotting @

<em>After reading stuff like this I am too intimidated to visit the US. Sounds like cops are very arrogant. I just hope Australia does not end up like America.</em> I have to say I agree with you, Ryan. I live in the US and over the past year I've shot more in Australia than here and most of that ha...

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by tpk
Wed Aug 04, 2004 5:57 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: HP And VS To Code Share
Replies: 8
Views: 4763

RE: HP And VS To Code Share

My guess is that <acronym title="British Airways">BA</acronym>'s codeshare agreement with its OneWorld partner, <acronym title="American Airlines (USA)">AA</acronym>, makes it difficult for them to expand their relationship with <acronym title="America West Airlines (USA)">HP</acronym> beyond what i...

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by tpk
Thu Jul 22, 2004 1:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Future Of HP
Replies: 49
Views: 5465

RE: Future Of HP

True, sharing that market with <acronym title="Southwest Airlines (USA)">WN</acronym> doesn't help yields much, but <acronym title="American Trans Air (USA)">TZ</acronym> has a lot to do with the $118 and $138 RT fares that we've seen in CHI-<acronym title="Los Angeles - International (LAX / KLAX), ...

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by tpk
Thu Jul 22, 2004 9:39 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Future Of HP
Replies: 49
Views: 5465

RE: Future Of HP

"New Routes(Rumored): # <acronym title="Los Angeles - International (LAX / KLAX), USA - California">LAX</acronym>-<acronym title="Chicago - O'Hare International (ORD / KORD), USA - Illinois">ORD</acronym> # <acronym title="Los Angeles - International (LAX / KLAX), USA - California">LAX</acronym>-<ac...

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by tpk
Fri Jul 16, 2004 8:58 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA 767 In Phx
Replies: 6
Views: 3470

RE: AA 767 In Phx

AA may have formerly had 767 service to <acronym title="Phoenix - Sky Harbor International (PHX / KPHX), USA - Arizona">PHX</acronym>, but most of the recent photos were probably scheduled flights from <acronym title="Dallas / Fort Worth - International (DFW / KDFW), USA - Texas">DFW</acronym> that ...

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by tpk
Thu Jul 01, 2004 8:56 am
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: PHX Get-together This Weekend?
Replies: 15
Views: 3829

RE: PHX Get-together This Weekend?

The sun basically follows the path of the runways, maybe a little to the north since we're still right around the first day of summer. In the early morning, it will be from the <acronym title="Kenai Municipal (ENE), USA - Alaska">ENE</acronym>, mid-day it will be directly overhead and in the evening...

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by tpk
Thu May 20, 2004 10:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: CO Now Charges Fees For High Fuel Prices
Replies: 17
Views: 3750

RE: CO Now Charges Fees For High Fuel Prices

Notice that this increase was put through in conjunction with statements about cutbacks that may need to occur if the airline is not able to get fares up. <a href="http://biz.yahoo.com/rc/040518/airlines_continental_fares_1.html" target=_blank>http://biz.yahoo.com/rc/040518/airlines_continental_fare...

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by tpk
Sun May 16, 2004 12:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: HP's Fleet
Replies: 43
Views: 3896

RE: HP's Fleet

As of now, I haven't heard anything about <acronym title="America West Airlines (USA)">HP</acronym> codesharing with <acronym title="Hawaiian Airlines (USA)">HA</acronym> to <acronym title="Sydney - Kingsford Smith International (Mascot) (SYD / YSSY), Australia - New South Wales">SYD</acronym>. With...

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by tpk
Fri May 14, 2004 3:44 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: America West 6074/6074 YVR-LAX
Replies: 11
Views: 3031

RE: America West 6074/6074 YVR-LAX

The flights will be operated with CR9s. The last Mesa CR7s left the fleet to go over to UA at the end of March.

New CR9s being delivered to Mesa do not have FC and FC will be removed from all existing ones by the middle of the summer.

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by tpk
Thu Apr 08, 2004 2:44 am
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: Phoenix Area Help Needed
Replies: 10
Views: 2618

RE: Phoenix Area Help Needed

Looks like a line-up for runway 7L. My guess is it was shot from inside the fence, but I'm not sure.

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by tpk
Mon Apr 05, 2004 12:13 pm
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: Boston Detention
Replies: 67
Views: 6078

RE: Boston Detention

Just curious - what kind of photos can you get from the Central Garage? As I remember, it isn't much of a view at all.

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by tpk
Fri Apr 02, 2004 11:35 am
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: Boston Detention
Replies: 67
Views: 6078

RE: Boston Detention

As much as it makes me upset to think about, I can see that Massport has the right to tell people to leave their garage basically for any reason they so choose. I think the real issue is a simple one of communication. If it has been decided by airport administration, law enforcement, the <acronym ti...

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by tpk
Thu Apr 01, 2004 6:52 am
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: Boston Detention
Replies: 67
Views: 6078

RE: Boston Detention

Thanks, Artie. I definitely will. Most of my knowledge of Logan is several years old at this point since the last time I visited was June 2001 and back then there was no need to go anywhere else but within the airport property. I grew up in Hartford so trips to Logan for me were a huge treat. I have...

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by tpk
Thu Apr 01, 2004 6:24 am
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: Boston Detention
Replies: 67
Views: 6078

RE: Boston Detention

I have a hard time believing that there are spots outside of the Logan property that are as good for photography as the Terminal B garage. It would seem to me that shots from any other location would either require an extremely long (300mm+) zoom for full frame or would be of the bottom of planes ta...

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by tpk
Sun Mar 28, 2004 3:22 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Four Qantas Planes At LAX?
Replies: 20
Views: 6164

RE: Four Qantas Planes At LAX?

QF has two daily nonstops from <acronym title="Sydney - Kingsford Smith International (Mascot) (SYD / YSSY), Australia - New South Wales">SYD</acronym> and an additional one that operates 4 days per week. One of these inbounds from <acronym title="Sydney - Kingsford Smith International (Mascot) (SYD...

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by tpk
Sat Mar 27, 2004 4:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Fuel Surcharges On U.S. Carriers
Replies: 5
Views: 2352

RE: Fuel Surcharges On U.S. Carriers

The chances of it sticking are slim to none. Look for the carriers to silently repeal it sometime next week.

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by tpk
Sun Mar 07, 2004 4:21 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Question About HP's 757's
Replies: 17
Views: 3481

RE: Question About HP's 757's

As far as I know, the answer is yes. <a href="http://www.americawest.com/aboutawa/companyprofile/aa_sponsorships.htm" target=_blank>http://www.americawest.com/aboutawa/companyprofile/aa_sponsorships.htm</a> Although there is no plane, <acronym title="America West Airlines (USA)">HP</acronym> is also...

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by tpk
Sat Mar 06, 2004 5:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Question About HP's 757's
Replies: 17
Views: 3481

RE: Question About HP's 757's

The Suns plane was repainted because <acronym title="America West Airlines (USA)">HP</acronym> is no longer the official airline of the Phoenix Suns. I believe <acronym title="Southwest Airlines (USA)">WN</acronym> now has that honor. Also, just a quick correction, the Suns plane was N907AW. 909 has...

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by tpk
Tue Mar 02, 2004 12:38 am
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: DFW Airport Incident/Help Requested
Replies: 44
Views: 4802

RE: DFW Airport Incident/Help Requested

Hi Guys, I'm going to be heading to <acronym title="Dallas / Fort Worth - International (DFW / KDFW), USA - Texas">DFW</acronym> today for a conference. I was planning on doing some photography on this Thursday afternoon before heading home. Given everything that's been going on, I was wondering if ...

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by tpk
Sat Feb 21, 2004 11:05 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Best Place To View 36l/18R At Tampa
Replies: 26
Views: 4303

RE: Best Place To View 36l/18R At Tampa

I was up watching and taking photos from the parking structure back in January and wasn't questioned once, so maybe it's worth another shot. It seemed like a really friendly place. I didn't get any of the strange looks from passengers that usually come when I'm taking photos. There was even a guy up...

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by tpk
Wed Feb 11, 2004 12:14 am
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: SLC Observation Area Now Closed!
Replies: 8
Views: 3701

RE: SLC Observation Area Now Closed!

I was there in October and did the same thing as Jeff - just parked at the golf course and walked over. A few police cars drove by me on their rounds, but no one stopped to say anything. It's funny how they presumably deem the viewing park lot a security risk, but the golf course lot, probably no mo...

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by tpk
Tue Feb 03, 2004 1:10 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: America West To Resume ANC On June 1!
Replies: 31
Views: 5444

RE: America West To Resume ANC On June 1!

According to the press release issued today, the service will be year round:

http://biz.yahoo.com/prnews/040202/lam039_1.html

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by tpk
Mon Feb 02, 2004 3:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: EX America West Aircraft
Replies: 5
Views: 2118

RE: EX America West Aircraft

America West decided that it preferred to split its Mesa <acronym title="Royal Jordanian">RJ</acronym> ops between the 200s and the 900s. They were able to work out a deal with Mesa/UA whereby all of the 700s would be transferred to United Express flying. Based on information I received last week, t...

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by tpk
Mon Feb 02, 2004 4:53 am
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: Observation Deck @ CLE
Replies: 4
Views: 3106

RE: Observation Deck @ CLE

I posted a response here, but it seems to have been deleted.

I believe that the glass portion of the deck is still open, but you can no longer go outside. I was there in December and that seemed to be the case. Maybe someone from the area can confirm this.

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by tpk
Mon Feb 02, 2004 3:43 am
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: Observation Deck @ CLE
Replies: 4
Views: 3106

RE: Observation Deck @ CLE

I believe the glass enclosed portion is still open, but I don't think you can go outside anymore. I was up there in December, but it was early in the morning (before the old posted opening time for the outdoor deck). I remember going up there, and outside, many years ago as a kid. That was a great p...

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by tpk
Sun Feb 01, 2004 11:20 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: America West To . . Australia?!?!
Replies: 31
Views: 4266

RE: America West To . . Australia?!?!

Unless the flight times of the <acronym title="Hawaiian Airlines (USA)">HA</acronym> <acronym title="Phoenix - Sky Harbor International (PHX / KPHX), USA - Arizona">PHX</acronym> flight are changed, it won't connect to the <acronym title="Sydney - Kingsford Smith International (Mascot) (SYD / YSSY),...

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by tpk
Sat Jan 24, 2004 12:08 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Best 744 You Have Flown?
Replies: 45
Views: 9342

RE: Best 744 You Have Flown?

Same here - <acronym title="Aeropostal (Venezuela)">VH</acronym>-OEE <acronym title="Los Angeles - International (LAX / KLAX), USA - California">LAX</acronym>-<acronym title="Sydney - Kingsford Smith International (Mascot) (SYD / YSSY), Australia - New South Wales">SYD</acronym> and <acronym title="...

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by tpk
Thu Jan 22, 2004 7:30 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LH Jet Stranded In PHX
Replies: 4
Views: 2632

RE: LH Jet Stranded In PHX

I believe the registration is D-AIMF. That plane seems to be a frequent visitor here and now it's making an extended stay.

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by tpk
Wed Jan 21, 2004 10:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Mesa CRJ-900 Delivery Flight?
Replies: 4
Views: 3408

RE: Mesa CRJ-900 Delivery Flight?

I believe the plane was Mesa N912FJ.

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by tpk
Wed Jan 21, 2004 12:36 pm
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: Help With TPA Photography
Replies: 16
Views: 4008

RE: Help With TPA Photography

Hey guys,

Thanks for your input - I really appreciate it. Right now it's looking like (weather permitting) this weekend will be a go. Hopefully I'll end up with some good photos and another positive experience to share with everyone.

Tim

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by tpk
Tue Jan 20, 2004 11:55 am
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: Help With TPA Photography
Replies: 16
Views: 4008

Help With TPA Photography

I was wondering if anyone could give me an update of the current photography situation at <acronym title="Tampa - International (TPA / KTPA), USA - Florida">TPA</acronym>. I'm looking to take a trip in the next few weeks, but want to make sure it's photographer/spotter friendly. Also if someone has ...

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by tpk
Tue Jan 13, 2004 11:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: HP And Hawaiian
Replies: 5
Views: 2180

RE: HP And Hawaiian

Right now the codeshare only covers connections from <acronym title="America West Airlines (USA)">HP</acronym> cities through <acronym title="Phoenix - Sky Harbor International (PHX / KPHX), USA - Arizona">PHX</acronym> as well as transcon flights from <acronym title="Boston - General Edward Lawrenc...

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by tpk
Thu Jan 01, 2004 8:33 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Any Different Airplanes In PHX Today?
Replies: 9
Views: 3318

RE: Any Different Airplanes In PHX Today?

I forgot to include these in my post - these were all Fiesta Bowl charters from last year: <br><table align=center border=0 width=500><tr><td><center><font color="#EEEEEE" size="1" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva"><a href="/open.file/307013/L/" target="_blank">View Large</a> <a href="/open.file/30701...

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by tpk
Thu Jan 01, 2004 8:18 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Any Different Airplanes In PHX Today?
Replies: 9
Views: 3318

RE: Any Different Airplanes In PHX Today?

Last year we did get 747s - 742s from <acronym title="Northwest Airlines (USA)">NW</acronym> and 744s from <acronym title="United Airlines (USA)">UA</acronym>. That was in addition to <acronym title="American Trans Air (USA)">TZ</acronym> L1011s, an Omni DC-10 and various narrow-bodies such as Plane...

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