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by doulasc
Tue Nov 24, 2015 3:21 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Don't Forget TW Cabin Crew Still At AA
Replies: 48
Views: 9036

RE: Don't Forget TW Cabin Crew Still At AA

Is there anyone working for American Airlines that started their career with Ozark Airlines that's been through two
mergers.

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by doulasc
Sat Nov 21, 2015 3:33 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA Unveils TWA Retrojet
Replies: 136
Views: 31047

RE: AA Unveils TWA Retrojet

I don't get why some are disappointed that the TWA retro was on a 737-800 saying TWA never used a 737 and should have been on a plane TWA used like a <acronym title="Air Madagascar">MD</acronym>-80,757 or a 767.MD-80s are being phased out.American will start retireing the 767-300 and 757s in a few y...

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by doulasc
Thu Nov 12, 2015 3:29 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why Do Airlines Change Their Paint Schemes,
Replies: 44
Views: 7731

RE: Why Do Airlines Change Their Paint Schemes,

With the American Airlines 1968-2014 logo that never got out of date to me.It never aged.I liked it better than
their new American flag tail livery.people said don't fix it if its not broken.

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by doulasc
Thu Nov 12, 2015 2:51 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why Do Airlines Change Their Paint Schemes,
Replies: 44
Views: 7731

Why Do Airlines Change Their Paint Schemes,

Pan Am- Changed to the Blue Ball from the PAA scheme in the late 1950s,Had Pan American Titles then shortened to Pan Am.1984 they changed to the Billboard livery and got rid of the blue stripe over the windows. TWA-Had the twin stripe in the 1950s on their Connies.When jets came TWA came up with the...

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by doulasc
Sun Nov 01, 2015 5:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Zero G 727 Emergency Landing At VRB
Replies: 12
Views: 6195

Zero G 727 Emergency Landing At VRB

I recently read that a Zero G Boeing 727-200 made a emergency landing at Vero Beach due to
engine problems.No one knew where the plane came from or where is was going too.Does anyone
have any more info on this. I did not think there were any active Boeing 727s in the USA.

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by doulasc
Thu Oct 29, 2015 3:17 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why No JetBlue At MDW
Replies: 17
Views: 4059

Why No JetBlue At MDW

I always wondered why JetBlue never started service to Chicago Midway rather than Ohare where they are competing
with United and American..Midway is mostly served by Low cost air carriers.

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by doulasc
Wed Oct 28, 2015 6:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Florida's Fleet Of Planes
Replies: 17
Views: 4856

RE: Air Florida's Fleet Of Planes

I dont remember DC-8s or 707Cs at Air Florida.

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by doulasc
Tue Oct 27, 2015 3:58 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Florida's Fleet Of Planes
Replies: 17
Views: 4856

Air Florida's Fleet Of Planes

When Air Florida started out in 1972 they had one ex Pan Am Boeing 707-331 non fan(<acronym title="Virginia Beach - Oceana NAS / Apollo Soucek Field (NTU / KNTU), USA - Virginia">NTU</acronym> by TWA and went to Pan Am) and operated a route Miami-Orlando-St.Petersburg-Miami,Why a 707 for such a shor...

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by doulasc
Sat Oct 24, 2015 2:35 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ilyushin Il-62 How Many Still Flying
Replies: 13
Views: 8803

Ilyushin Il-62 How Many Still Flying

Who still flies the Russian Jetliner Ilyushin Il-62s and how many are still active?
The plane had a production run from the mid 1960s to the mid 1990s. When did
Cubana retire theirs and what ever became of the one that had engine problems
at Santo Domingo.

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by doulasc
Sun Oct 18, 2015 2:37 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What Airlines Are Serving Havana
Replies: 9
Views: 3068

What Airlines Are Serving Havana

How many airlines serve Havana Cuba and what are their routes.

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by doulasc
Thu Oct 15, 2015 1:18 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: NE Airlines At Chicago
Replies: 6
Views: 1480

NE Airlines At Chicago

I just got off departedflights.com and looked a Northeast Airlines timetable from 1969 and it shows they operated into Midway and not Ohare.I never was aware of that.By 1972 when Northeast merged with Delta were they still at <acronym title="Chicago - Midway International (Municipal / Air Park) (MDW...

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by doulasc
Sat Oct 10, 2015 1:00 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: TWA At ORD
Replies: 29
Views: 4069

TWA At ORD

Through out the 1960s and 1970s TWA had a major operation at Chicago Ohare in addition to their smaller hubs at <acronym title="St. Louis - Lambert-St. Louis International (STL / KSTL), USA - Missouri">STL</acronym> and <acronym title="Kansas City - International (MCI / KMCI), USA - Missouri">MCI</a...

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by doulasc
Fri Oct 09, 2015 5:28 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: What Was TWA Like?
Replies: 60
Views: 11621

RE: What Was TWA Like?

TWA was a world class airline in the 60s and 70s.
I flew TWA in the 1960s I rode on the 749A, Convair 880 ,707 and 727s
DC-9.Great service,That all changed after deregulation and
when Carl Ichan took over,

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by doulasc
Sun Oct 04, 2015 5:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Mackey International's DC-6 Fleet
Replies: 2
Views: 1254

Mackey International's DC-6 Fleet

When I vacationed in south Florida in the 1970s I noticed around 1974 Mackey was adding Douglas DC-6s in their fleet along side of their Convair 440s.I saw that most of their DC-6Bs had the registration that started with N37 which were former United Airlines planes.From what I understand United repo...

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by doulasc
Sat Oct 03, 2015 1:27 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Planes TWA Was Going To Order But Backed Out,
Replies: 36
Views: 13537

Planes TWA Was Going To Order But Backed Out,

I want to start with that in the mid 1950s Howard Hughes was looking at the Douglas DC-6B for TWA but chose Lockheed 1049 Super Constellation instead. Next TWA was going to order some Bristol Brittanias but that fell through. TWA had plans to order the Lockheed Prop Jet Electra Next TWA made plans f...

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by doulasc
Wed Sep 30, 2015 1:26 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why Did Convair Not Produce After The 880/990
Replies: 49
Views: 8095

Why Did Convair Not Produce After The 880/990

After Convair stop production of the Convair 880 in 1961 and the 990 in 1963.Why didn't Convair ever produce another jetliner.Before the 880 Convair was successful with the Convair 240,340,440 and the prop jet 580 for the short haul market.But Convair never produced a 4 engine propliner for the medi...

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by doulasc
Sun Sep 06, 2015 1:16 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Braniff Was To Replace DC-8s With 767s
Replies: 65
Views: 12602

RE: Braniff Was To Replace DC-8s With 767s

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/JohnJ" class="quote" target="_blank">JohnJ</a> (<a href="#18" class="quote">Reply 18</a>):<br/><i/></font></td></tr></table> I don't recall ther...

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by doulasc
Sat Sep 05, 2015 2:03 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Braniff Was To Replace DC-8s With 767s
Replies: 65
Views: 12602

Braniff Was To Replace DC-8s With 767s

I heard in the late 1970s before things got bad with Braniff International that they were looking for a replacement for their Douglas DC-8-62s for their routes to South America.Braniff was looking at the Boeing 767-200. For the range wouldn't the planes have to be <acronym title="DHL Worldwide Expre...

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by doulasc
Mon Aug 31, 2015 12:19 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: US Airlines That Did Not Order Lockheed Electra
Replies: 24
Views: 3748

RE: US Airlines That Did Not Order Lockheed Electra

Its hard to imagine TWA with Lockheed Electras. In the twin stripe where would the big TWA titles go in the rear toward
the tail.No room because of the windows takinf up space. The twin globe would work better but the red dart would be
under the windows like their 749A connies.

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by doulasc
Sun Aug 30, 2015 2:16 am
Forum: Aviation Hobby
Topic: Modified Airliners At Cardatabase.net
Replies: 1
Views: 5489

Modified Airliners At Cardatabase.net

What is going with this website.It no longer shows photos.Is anyone else having trouble.when I do a search it comes up
no photos found to match search for anything?

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by doulasc
Sat Aug 29, 2015 2:50 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: US Airlines That Did Not Order Lockheed Electra
Replies: 24
Views: 3748

US Airlines That Did Not Order Lockheed Electra

I see the Lockheed 188 Prop jet Electra which had a production run from 1957-1961 as I was wondering why the Electra did not get too many International orders except from KLM and I think a few airlines across the Pacific had a few, I see that TWA,Pan Am,Delta and United did not order the Prop Jet El...

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by doulasc
Sun Aug 16, 2015 12:00 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air France's Boeing 707-328B And 727-228s
Replies: 2
Views: 2998

Air France's Boeing 707-328B And 727-228s

Did Air France ever upgrade their Boeing 707-328Bs and Boeing 727-228s to the wide body look cabin with
pull down bins or were the planes left in the original open hat rack cabin?

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by doulasc
Sun Aug 09, 2015 2:33 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JetBlue At TPA,any New Flights Planned?
Replies: 24
Views: 4316

RE: JetBlue At TPA,any New Flights Planned?

How about a JetBlue Express operation using regional jets like American Eagle is to American Airlines?

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by doulasc
Sun Aug 09, 2015 2:04 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JetBlue At TPA,any New Flights Planned?
Replies: 24
Views: 4316

JetBlue At TPA,any New Flights Planned?

I have been studying JetBlue at Tampa and they have flights to <acronym title="Boston - General Edward Lawrence Logan International (BOS / KBOS), USA - Massachusetts">BOS</acronym>,<acronym title="Windsor Locks (Hartford / Springfield) - Bradley International (BDL / KBDL), USA - Connecticut">BDL</ac...

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by doulasc
Thu Jul 23, 2015 2:33 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Trans Caribbean World Airways.ever Heard Of It.
Replies: 3
Views: 2047

Trans Caribbean World Airways.ever Heard Of It.

<table border="0" width="60" cellpadding="0" cellspacing="0"><tr><td><a href="/uf/view.file?id=158810&filename=1437618257MwMnqM.jpg" target="_blank"><img src="http://cdn-www.airliners.net/uf/158810/thumbs/1437618257MwMnqM.jpg" width="58" height="75" border="0"/></a></td></tr></table> I was on a ...

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by doulasc
Sun Jul 19, 2015 12:57 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: B6 To Daytona Beach Starts Feb 2016
Replies: 9
Views: 2437

B6 To Daytona Beach Starts Feb 2016

Its official JetBlue will start <acronym title="New York - John F. Kennedy International (Idlewild) (JFK / KJFK), USA - New York">JFK</acronym>-<acronym title="Daytona Beach - International (Regional) (DAB / KDAB), USA - Florida">DAB</acronym> in Febuary 2016 with Airbus A320.I got this info on Airw...

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by doulasc
Fri Jul 17, 2015 2:30 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why Didn't The Martin 404 Sell Well
Replies: 20
Views: 11292

Why Didn't The Martin 404 Sell Well

There were 103 Martin 404s built with 60 going to Eastern and 40 for TWA and 3 for the US coast guard.Production ran from 1950-1953. Most other airlines ordered the Convair 340/440 for their short range aircraft.These planes were meant to replace the DC-3.I am curious as to why the Martin 404 did no...

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by doulasc
Wed Jul 15, 2015 3:11 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA TWA Retro Jet
Replies: 76
Views: 21855

AA TWA Retro Jet

When should we plan on seeing the TWA retro jet in <acronym title="American Airlines (USA)">AA</acronym>'s fleet? What type of plane will it be on? What paint scheme the twin globe,The twin stripe 1975-1995 or the final one? I would like to see it on a Boeing 777-200ER,but it will probably be on a A...

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by doulasc
Mon Jul 13, 2015 4:00 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA To Start CAK-LGA
Replies: 1
Views: 1124

AA To Start CAK-LGA

I just read in the newspaper today that <acronym title="American Airlines (USA)">AA</acronym> is going to start Akron/Canton-New York-<acronym title="New York - La Guardia (Glenn H Curtiss / North Beach / Municipal-La Guardia Field) (LGA / KLGA), USA - New York">LGA</acronym> later this year with on...

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by doulasc
Mon Jul 13, 2015 3:47 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: CMH-JetBlue Or Spirit
Replies: 18
Views: 4821

CMH-JetBlue Or Spirit

I live in Columbus Ohio and I wonder if JetBlue would ever reconsider restarting service to <acronym title="Columbus - Port Columbus International (CMH / KCMH), USA - Ohio">CMH</acronym>? Would Spirit Airlines consider some routes to <acronym title="Columbus - Port Columbus International (CMH / KCMH...

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by doulasc
Sun Jul 12, 2015 2:52 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: NWA Boeing 707-351B With Cargo Doors
Replies: 15
Views: 7470

NWA Boeing 707-351B With Cargo Doors

I have noticed that Northwest Orient had a fleet of 10 Boeing 707-351Bs and half of them had
cargo doors like their 351Cs.What was up with that.Was Northwest the only airline that had the B series
with cargo doors? How can a 707-351B have a cargo door and not be a 351C?

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by doulasc
Wed Jun 24, 2015 8:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Braniff's South American Network,
Replies: 7
Views: 1987

RE: Braniff's South American Network,

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/SFOThinker" class="quote" target="_blank">SFOThinker</a> (<a href="#2" class="quote">Reply 2</a>):<br/><i/></font></td></tr></table> after Brani...

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by doulasc
Wed Jun 24, 2015 6:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Braniff's South American Network,
Replies: 7
Views: 1987

Braniff's South American Network,

I am curiuos as to why Braniff did not keep their fleet of Boeing 707-327Cs for their routes to South America and decided on Douglas DC-8-62s. Throghout the 1970s Braniff placed all Boeing 727s on Domestic and DC-8-62s to South America and Big Orange <acronym title="Dallas / Fort Worth - Internation...

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by doulasc
Sun Jun 14, 2015 4:02 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Airlines Sealing The Back Stairs On 727s
Replies: 18
Views: 6541

Airlines Sealing The Back Stairs On 727s

This thread is based on cover of Life Magazine August 11 1972 shows a Braniff Boeing 727 airbourne with its rear stair door halfway open. Did Braniff and other airlines seal their rear stairs on their 727 fleet by removing the handle.How many airlines had problems with hijackers using the rear stair...

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by doulasc
Tue Jun 09, 2015 1:47 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 747 Too Much Plane For Domestic Routes
Replies: 44
Views: 17500

RE: Boeing 747 Too Much Plane For Domestic Routes

National Airlines had routes that were suitable for a 747.<acronym title="Miami - International (Wilcox Field / 36th Street / Pan American Field) (MIA / KMIA), USA - Florida">MIA</acronym>-<acronym title="Los Angeles - International (LAX / KLAX), USA - California">LAX</acronym> and <acronym title="M...

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by doulasc
Tue Jun 09, 2015 12:56 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 747 Too Much Plane For Domestic Routes
Replies: 44
Views: 17500

Boeing 747 Too Much Plane For Domestic Routes

When the Boeing 747-100 series first came out in 1969-1970 every major US airline ordered them except Western Airlines Not including local service airlines like Allegheney or Piedmont.Through out the 1970s most airlines in the USA who did not have any overseas routes and were a domestic airline foun...

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by doulasc
Mon Jun 08, 2015 3:14 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta's DC-9s With Widget Sideways
Replies: 23
Views: 12099

RE: Delta's DC-9s With Widget Sideways

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/Viscount724" class="quote" target="_blank">Viscount724</a> (<a href="#21" class="quote">Reply 21</a>):<br/><i/></font></td></tr></table> So many...

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by doulasc
Sun Jun 07, 2015 3:06 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta's DC-9s With Widget Sideways
Replies: 23
Views: 12099

Delta's DC-9s With Widget Sideways

In the 1960s when Delta got their Douglas DC-9s they had the widget logo sideways,while on their Douglas Dc-8s was straight up,Delta's Convair 880s had a different paint scheme.I always wondered why Delta did not paint all their planes the same? Later on Delta did put the widget straight up on their...

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by doulasc
Fri Jun 05, 2015 3:45 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Question On Rolling Stones Boeing 737
Replies: 8
Views: 2466

Question On Rolling Stones Boeing 737

I am curious to know when the Rolling Stones were in Columbus Ohio on May 30,Did their Boeing 737 come into Columbus
and if so did it land at Port Columbus or Rickenbacker? I live in Columbus Ohio

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by doulasc
Mon May 25, 2015 10:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Airline In Miami!
Replies: 6
Views: 2327

RE: New Airline In Miami!

Its got to be Spirit.

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by doulasc
Sun May 24, 2015 2:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Is EYW Possible With B6?
Replies: 20
Views: 3692

RE: Is EYW Possible With B6?

silver Airways and United Express already provide nonstop service from Fort Lauderdale to Key West

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by doulasc
Sat May 23, 2015 11:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New York Airways To Pan Am Building
Replies: 15
Views: 4322

RE: New York Airways To Pan Am Building

how did they get the helicopter off the building after this happened

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by doulasc
Fri May 22, 2015 3:44 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New York Airways To Pan Am Building
Replies: 15
Views: 4322

New York Airways To Pan Am Building

I was just reading about New York Airways Helicopter and discovered they started service to the Heliport atop the Pan Am Building in 1965 and then dropped the service in 1968. Was the service unprofitable.They resumed service in 1977 but dropped service after the accident which resulted in 4 deaths ...

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by doulasc
Tue May 19, 2015 11:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: B6 Announces PHL-FLL, BWI-MCO
Replies: 43
Views: 5779

RE: B6 Announces PHL-FLL, BWI-MCO

I think its great to see <acronym title="JetBlue Airways (USA)">B6</acronym> is adding on to <acronym title="Philadelphia - International (PHL / KPHL), USA - Pennsylvania">PHL</acronym>.I hope to see <acronym title="Philadelphia - International (PHL / KPHL), USA - Pennsylvania">PHL</acronym>-<acrony...

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by doulasc
Tue May 19, 2015 11:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Is AA Going To Paint Any MD-80's In The New Paint?
Replies: 63
Views: 15498

RE: Is AA Going To Paint Any MD-80's In The New Paint?

why do some people dislike the MD-80

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by doulasc
Tue May 19, 2015 3:07 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Is AA Going To Paint Any MD-80's In The New Paint?
Replies: 63
Views: 15498

RE: Is AA Going To Paint Any MD-80's In The New Paint?

they should do at least one.

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by doulasc
Sun May 10, 2015 1:51 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The Boeing 707-120,how Many Airlines Used Them
Replies: 22
Views: 3375

The Boeing 707-120,how Many Airlines Used Them

When the Boeing 707 first came out they were 120 series,the intercontinental 320 series came out in 1959.Was the 120 series design for long haul or was it more a domestic aircraft.Pan Am had the 121 and flew it to Europe but required a a fuel stop unlike the their 707-321s. The only airlines to orde...

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by doulasc
Sun Apr 26, 2015 2:28 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Spirit Airlines Airbus A321s
Replies: 39
Views: 14613

RE: Spirit Airlines Airbus A321s

what ever happened to N583NK,N586NK,N585NK and N584NK?

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by doulasc
Sun Apr 26, 2015 1:19 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Spirit Airlines Airbus A321s
Replies: 39
Views: 14613

Spirit Airlines Airbus A321s

Has Spirit Airlines retired their fleet of Airbus A321s.I see none of their 321s wore the newer paint schemes.

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by doulasc
Wed Apr 22, 2015 3:09 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why Is AA Mostly Eagle In ATL?
Replies: 7
Views: 2735

Why Is AA Mostly Eagle In ATL?

American Airlines flights from <acronym title="New York - La Guardia (Glenn H Curtiss / North Beach / Municipal-La Guardia Field) (LGA / KLGA), USA - New York">LGA</acronym>-<acronym title="Atlanta - Hartsfield-Jackson Int (The William B Hartsfield / Municipal / Candler Field) (ATL / KATL), USA - Ge...

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