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by Qantas59
Sun Mar 04, 2018 2:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: First Airline with NYC-SFO Non-Stop Commercial Service
Replies: 36
Views: 5871

Re: First Airline with NYC-SFO Non-Stop Commercial Service

Looks like UA started SFO-IDL with DC-7 equip. on 1 Jun 54. Would also be curious as to when TW started this service.
Cheers.

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by Qantas59
Tue Feb 20, 2018 12:27 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: CNS-NRT in 1989 on Japan Air Lines or Qantas?
Replies: 6
Views: 810

Re: CNS-NRT in 1989 on Japan Air Lines or Qantas?

Looks like the CNS-NRT service started April, 1986 and continued until December, 2008.

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by Qantas59
Fri Jan 26, 2018 7:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Origin of Airline Names
Replies: 170
Views: 14431

Re: Origin of Airline Names

Check out bio of Reg Ansett, great aviation story.

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by Qantas59
Mon Jan 15, 2018 1:24 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Nearby City Pairs With No Flights
Replies: 61
Views: 4414

Re: Nearby City Pairs With No Flights

BDL - JFK

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by Qantas59
Sun Dec 31, 2017 7:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: HA PDX-HNL to go to a321
Replies: 35
Views: 6450

Re: HA PDX-HNL to go to a321

I would assume that all HA services to mainland west coast will be served by A321 aircraft as quickly as additional aircraft are introduced into the fleet. That would be in line with most other carriers that offer predominately single aisle aircraft on those same routes, and presumably why HA invest...

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by Qantas59
Thu Nov 30, 2017 1:57 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Eastern at HVN with DC-9 & 727 - When?
Replies: 44
Views: 4666

Re: Eastern at HVN with DC-9 & 727 - When?

Did Henson / Piedmont enter HVN after Pennsylvania Airlines? If so any idea as to approximate time frame?

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by Qantas59
Mon Nov 27, 2017 5:30 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Eastern at HVN with DC-9 & 727 - When?
Replies: 44
Views: 4666

Re: Eastern at HVN with DC-9 & 727 - When?

Has Allegheny and its subsequent regional affiliates served HVN without interruption since 1960?

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by Qantas59
Sat Nov 04, 2017 12:53 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: How large was AA at JFK at its peak?
Replies: 13
Views: 4306

Re: How large was AA at JFK at its peak?

July 1991 had 43 mainline daily departures from JFK (9 of those were to SJU) and 46 eagle departures.

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by Qantas59
Fri Nov 03, 2017 6:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates receives 100th A380
Replies: 29
Views: 8633

Re: Emirates receives 100th A380

Congratulations EK!

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by Qantas59
Sat Oct 21, 2017 8:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread - October 2017
Replies: 448
Views: 33157

Re: New Zealand Aviation Thread - October 2017

Is new 787-9 ZK-NZL fitted in new J27 W33 Y215 configuration? I can't find that seat map anywhere.
Cheers.

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by Qantas59
Sat Oct 21, 2017 8:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qantas Fleet Thread - Repaint, WIFI, refurbs etc
Replies: 184
Views: 29335

Re: Qantas Fleet Thread - Repaint, WIFI, refurbs etc

What name has been given to F100, VH-NHQ?
Cheers.

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by Qantas59
Wed Oct 18, 2017 4:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SFO Flying Tigers hangar circa '70?
Replies: 8
Views: 1125

SFO Flying Tigers hangar circa '70?

Came across this SFO photo on the data base. Can anyone remark on the Flying Tigers hangar history? From a distance it looks similar to today's UA hangar. Was it renamed at some point? I realize that this photo is almost 50 years old, however the overall airport layout looks very unfamiliar to me - ...

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by Qantas59
Thu Aug 17, 2017 5:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: First NW 747-151 revenue flights?
Replies: 6
Views: 1596

Re: First NW 747-151 revenue flights?

22 Jun 70 / MSP-JFK

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by Qantas59
Sat Aug 05, 2017 12:12 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: When did QF fly to AMS?
Replies: 6
Views: 2009

Re: When did QF fly to AMS?

AMS service started in Mar 1967, and ended in Oct 1990.
AMS was also part of the initial QF service to MAN that started in 1983.
Cheers.

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by Qantas59
Tue Jul 25, 2017 7:45 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Extremely rare runway configurations
Replies: 99
Views: 13182

Re: Extremely rare runway configurations

Has anyone ever arrived or departed on 01 or 19 at BDL?

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by Qantas59
Fri Jun 16, 2017 9:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Pan Am question
Replies: 22
Views: 4515

Re: Pan Am question

The ironic thing is that PA could have slowly moved into the US domestic market as a result of airline deregulation (1978) without paying for the routes and not having to pay millions to acquire another carrier.

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by Qantas59
Fri Jun 16, 2017 1:54 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - June 2017
Replies: 292
Views: 40081

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - June 2017

Does anyone know what the respective two letter airline codes for Ansett Airways and Australian National Airways were prior to the 1957 merge?
Cheers.

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by Qantas59
Wed May 17, 2017 8:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: CX TPE operation question
Replies: 12
Views: 3523

Re: CX TPE operation question

Looks as if service on HKG-TPE-OSA-TYO began with the acquisition of Hong Kong Airlines on 1 Jul 1959.

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by Qantas59
Tue May 16, 2017 6:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: CX TPE operation question
Replies: 12
Views: 3523

Re: CX TPE operation question

Thanks for your very informative and detailed reply. Very much appreciated! Cheers.

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by Qantas59
Sun May 14, 2017 7:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: CX TPE operation question
Replies: 12
Views: 3523

CX TPE operation question

I hadn't realized that Cathay Pacific served such destinations as FUK, NGO, KIX, ICN and NRT from TPE. Can anyone give a little history lesson as to how these routes came to be served?
Cheers.

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by Qantas59
Thu May 04, 2017 11:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - May 2017
Replies: 402
Views: 44191

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - May 2017

Sorry if I missed this elsewhere, but has Qantas painted any additional aircraft types into the new livery? I just know of the two A330s.
Cheers.

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by Qantas59
Wed Apr 26, 2017 3:08 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What's the history of NW in Bangkok?
Replies: 15
Views: 2969

Re: What's the history of NW in Bangkok?

I have a note that says NRT-BKK started 6 Apr 1987.
Check out the NW maps on departed flights.
Cheers.

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by Qantas59
Wed Apr 05, 2017 8:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Airlines history in Toronto
Replies: 11
Views: 3222

Re: United Airlines history in Toronto

I have a note that says UA began YYZ in August of 1967. No source to offer however. Hope this gives you a starting point for your search.
Good luck.

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by Qantas59
Tue Apr 04, 2017 4:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JetBlue JFK T5 / Saarinen question
Replies: 3
Views: 885

JetBlue JFK T5 / Saarinen question

I passed through Jetblue's JFK T5 recently and noticed that the Saarinen tubular walkways do not connect the two buildings. I assumed that this was due to the construction of the TWA hotel. Were these tubes ever available for JetBlue passengers to walk from the Saarinen building to the rebuilt gates...

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by Qantas59
Wed Mar 29, 2017 5:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation - March 2017
Replies: 216
Views: 20916

Re: New Zealand Aviation - March 2017

Is Zodiac Aerospace the manufacturer for the new 54 seat Premium Economy on NZ 777-319ERs?

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by Qantas59
Tue Mar 21, 2017 4:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AC service on YOW/YHZ-LHR question
Replies: 7
Views: 2162

AC service on YOW/YHZ-LHR question

Does anyone know how long AC has been operating these services nonstop? Seems that YHZ-LHR has been operating much longer, but not certain. Thanks for any replies. Cheers.

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by Qantas59
Sat Mar 04, 2017 11:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation - March 2017
Replies: 216
Views: 20916

Re: New Zealand Aviation - March 2017

Any updates on the reconfiguration of the 777-319ERs?

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by Qantas59
Tue Feb 28, 2017 6:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AF 772 in UA maintenance hangar at SFO?
Replies: 49
Views: 9942

AF 772 in UA maintenance hangar at SFO?

Does anyone know why the Air France 772 has been inside the UAL maintenance hangar at SFO for the past several days.
It looks very bright, possibly having just been painted.
Cheers.

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by Qantas59
Tue Feb 28, 2017 5:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New AA painted aircraft - 2017
Replies: 611
Views: 118865

Re: New AA painted aircraft - 2017

Looks like one 772 is done with its reconfiguration and another is headed to HKG for reconfiguration
N775AN 7AF finished

I thought that the 772 reconfiguration to the Super Diamond J seats began last July, with N783AN being the first.
What reconfiguration is N775AN receiving?
Thanks.

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by Qantas59
Sat Feb 11, 2017 12:36 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qantas to Tokyo 1970s
Replies: 3
Views: 1158

Re: Qantas to Tokyo 1970s

The first SYD-TYO nonstop I see is in the Jul 1973 QF timetable. QF262/263 operated with B707 equipment. In the Mar 1973 timetable QF262/263 operates to TYO via MNL. The oldest timetable I have is from 1971, which shows TYO services via HKG as well. timetableimages.com is a great source for earlier ...

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by Qantas59
Fri Jan 27, 2017 2:59 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New AA painted aircraft - 2017
Replies: 611
Views: 118865

Re: New AA Painted Aircraft - Part 13

It appears as if AA will be one of a very few airlines that will operate both the 787 and A350. Qatar does as well.

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by Qantas59
Sat Jan 21, 2017 7:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA Service to Australia in the 70's
Replies: 44
Views: 6329

Re: AA Service to Australia in the 70's

AA service to Australia:

SYD 1 Aug 70 / 30 Mar 74 707-323B

MEL Dec 71 / Jan 74 707-323B

HNL-SYD 2 Feb 90 / 29 Feb 92 DC-10-30

LAX-SYD 17 Dec 15 777-323ER

no AA service to Australia at any point in the 1980s

Cheers

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by Qantas59
Thu Jan 12, 2017 3:01 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SFO Landing/Takeoff "Reversal" on 10/28 last Friday, January 6, 2017 - unusual?
Replies: 20
Views: 3671

Re: SFO Landing/Takeoff "Reversal" on 10/28 last Friday, January 6, 2017 - unusual?

Runway 10L arrivals at SFO are extremely rare, as are Runway 01R arrivals - but on occasion they do occur. Runway 19L landings are fairly common in winter months.
Cheers.

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by Qantas59
Sat Jan 07, 2017 5:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA 772 crew rest area question
Replies: 17
Views: 6917

Re: BA 772 crew rest area question

Regarding the crew rest area forward of door 2R on some BA 772s, it's hard to imagine a curtained off crew bunk and lavatory in this area - as BA has such a beautifully designed First Class cabin. I'm certain that BA designed the rest area to blend in. Are any images of this noted area available on ...

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by Qantas59
Thu Jan 05, 2017 6:27 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA 772 crew rest area question
Replies: 17
Views: 6917

BA 772 crew rest area question

I'm curious about the blocked window area forward of door R2 on some BA 777-236ERs. Can anyone describe the area that is along that section - and the need for blocked windows? At first I assumed that this was a galley area - until I read of a reference to it being some kind of crew rest area. Thanks...

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by Qantas59
Sat Dec 03, 2016 7:20 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA 747-436 former configuration question
Replies: 7
Views: 2037

Re: BA 747-436 former configuration question

Thanks for your informative replies!

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by Qantas59
Fri Dec 02, 2016 4:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA 747-436 former configuration question
Replies: 7
Views: 2037

BA 747-436 former configuration question

On the former F14 C38 W36 Y263 (2000-2007?) BA 747 configuration, does anyone recall how Club World was set up? Was it 20 on upper deck and remainder on main deck?
Also, are any 747s still operating in the F14 C70 W30 Y185 configuration?
Thanks for any replies.
Cheers.

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by Qantas59
Fri Nov 25, 2016 11:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qantas link 717 question
Replies: 3
Views: 1639

Re: Qantas link 717 question

That makes sense. Thanks for your replies. Cheers.

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by Qantas59
Fri Nov 25, 2016 3:30 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qantas link 717 question
Replies: 3
Views: 1639

Qantas link 717 question

Can anyone explain why 8 of the 20 Qantaslink 717s are operated by Cobham for Qantaslink and the remainder are operated by National Jet for Qantaslink? I thought that in recent years they were all operated by Cobham. Does it have to to with operations in the east vs. west?
Cheers.

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by Qantas59
Thu Oct 20, 2016 5:43 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Remnants of old terminals
Replies: 106
Views: 20836

Re: Remnants of old terminals

At SYD, I'm fairly certain that some fraction of the original 1940s era TAA terminal building is still utilized for Q Link.

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by Qantas59
Mon Oct 10, 2016 2:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Iran Air to resume Seoul, Tokyo, Bangkok, Geneva and Copenhagen
Replies: 24
Views: 5287

Re: Iran Air to resume Seoul, Tokyo, Bangkok, Geneva and Copenhagen

When did IR suspend service to NRT? I remember seeing their 74Ls there all the time.
Cheers.

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by Qantas59
Wed Sep 21, 2016 7:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Which has the better long-term strategy: Emirates or Norwegian?
Replies: 39
Views: 6333

Re: Which has the better long-term strategy: Emirates or Norwegian?

Emirates and Norwegian are such unique machine-like entities that it's almost a stretch to refer to them as "airlines".

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by Qantas59
Tue Sep 13, 2016 12:10 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Last scheduled passenger flights in the USA by plane type
Replies: 48
Views: 8799

Re: Last scheduled passenger flights in the USA by plane type

Really, that was the final UA 74L service? I had long wondered on when they finally retired that type. Cheers.

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by Qantas59
Sun Sep 11, 2016 12:05 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Last scheduled passenger flights in the USA by plane type
Replies: 48
Views: 8799

Re: Last scheduled passenger flights in the USA by plane type

WA flew the B720 until '80 or '81, 8 to 10 years longer than UA and EA respectively.

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by Qantas59
Thu Sep 08, 2016 7:00 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA New business Seats for B757s
Replies: 31
Views: 7129

Re: AA New business Seats for B757s

Which particular 757 aircraft has received these new seats? Cheers.

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by Qantas59
Tue Sep 06, 2016 11:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: History of US transcon nonstops
Replies: 25
Views: 6351

Re: History of US transcon nonstops

Regarding AA from SFO, I believe the service that started on 14 Nov 1955 was SFO-MDW on a DC-7.
I don't believe that SFO-IDL began until 1 Nov 1959 on a 707.

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by Qantas59
Wed Aug 31, 2016 5:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PSP to See Widebody Service Winter 2016-17
Replies: 2
Views: 1257

Re: PSP to See Widebody Service Winter 2016-17

Yes, AA had weekend scheduled DC-10s on ORD-PSP in the very early 80s. Also, CP had scheduled DC-10 charters on YVR-PSP not long after.

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by Qantas59
Wed Jun 08, 2016 9:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Saudi Cargo At SFO
Replies: 12
Views: 2846

RE: Saudi Cargo At SFO

There was a Saudia 777 at SFO yesterday as well.

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by Qantas59
Sun May 15, 2016 3:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Eastern Airlines Any Updates
Replies: 44
Views: 13253

RE: Eastern Airlines Any Updates

There was an Eastern 737 parked at SFO for several days recently. It had a SF Giants logo on the engine nacelle.

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