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by global2
Mon Feb 18, 2019 8:52 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: 787 style windows
Replies: 58
Views: 8119

Re: 787 style windows

I'd be curious to know what the weight savings is using the dimmable windows vs. having standard pull-down shades. I'm sure it's not huge, but if they decide to go forward with these on the 777X, that's a lot of windows!

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by global2
Mon Feb 18, 2019 4:28 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Former JFK international terminal and tower
Replies: 27
Views: 5134

Re: Former JFK international terminal and tower

Global2; Thank you for the heads up on that book, I will have to see if I can find it, sounds like exactly what I am looking for. Yes I will be staying at the new TWA hotel so I’m very excited for that. I kick myself now passing up so many opportunities to fly into JFK when I was younger instead op...

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by global2
Sun Feb 17, 2019 9:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Former JFK international terminal and tower
Replies: 27
Views: 5134

Re: Former JFK international terminal and tower

There is a book called "Recapturing the Dream" by Mark Blacklock which has a history of the design of every original terminal at Idlewild, later JFK Airport, and it's full of amazing photos. The control tower was originally on top of an open steel frame, and I guess the offices were added ...

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by global2
Sun Feb 17, 2019 3:50 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: JFK TWA Terminal to turn into a hotel
Replies: 88
Views: 9395

Re: JFK TWA Terminal to turn into a hotel

alberchico wrote:
I'm more interested in the TWA Constellation that's going to be converted into a restaurant.

Image


I thought it was just going to be a bar, but no matter--I agree with you!

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by global2
Sat Feb 16, 2019 9:17 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: B707 vs DC-8
Replies: 22
Views: 2445

Re: B707 vs DC-8

Those were the days of 34 inch seat pitch and hot meals in coach, so both planes were comfortable for passengers compared to these days. Some models of the DC-8 (61 and I think 63) were stretched way more than the B707, and you really could get that "long aluminum tube" feeling if you wer...

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by global2
Sat Feb 16, 2019 9:13 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: B707 vs DC-8
Replies: 22
Views: 2445

Re: B707 vs DC-8

There more 707's around today than DC-8's? Where? I was shocked when there was news recently of an unfortunate loss of a 707 in Iran. I thought Iran had retired all those already. But where else could you find either flying around in any numbers? I am aware that the USAF still has plenty of military...

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by global2
Sat Feb 16, 2019 8:52 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: A380 Biggest manufacturing loss in civil aviation to date?
Replies: 127
Views: 14995

Re: A380 Biggest manufacturing loss in civil aviation to date?

After observing this thread and many other A380 related posts not just in recent weeks but in general, it really shocks me about how much joy a large number of members are taking from seeing the A380 line close. Every opportunity some get, they will say the most ridiculously negative things about w...

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by global2
Fri Feb 15, 2019 9:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United B78X IAD-PEK
Replies: 72
Views: 14809

Re: United B78X IAD-PEK

If Boeing says the 787-10 can do 6000nm, wouldn't this make SFO to Tokyo viable? I believe it's 5900nm.

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by global2
Fri Feb 15, 2019 4:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Airlines 767 Cabins Since Delivery
Replies: 179
Views: 33664

Re: American Airlines 767 Cabins Since Delivery

4) For fun, here is an ultra rare shot of the AA 747SP upper deck with blue lambswool- looks like the lambswool is spread out more than in the taupe config 747SP Upper Deck: https://imgur.com/a/qS09y95 Cool, never seen a picture of an AA SP cabin. 5) You reference that the lambswool was red as well...

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by global2
Wed Feb 13, 2019 3:37 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Your FF programs: past and present
Replies: 30
Views: 2341

Re: Your FF programs: past and present

I am a Million Miler with AAdvantage (used to be referred to as lifetime Gold), and I worked hard to get there! When I first joined AAdvantage in 2001, I was soon receiving free upgrades, or easy upgrades with "stickers". In those days, I was flying two round-the-worlds a year mostly on On...

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by global2
Sun Feb 10, 2019 8:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 50 year anniversary of the Boeing 747
Replies: 223
Views: 19831

Re: 50 year anniversary of the Boeing 747

Ziyulu wrote:
The Boeing 747 offered good 3-4-3 seating unlike the new 777s which are narrower.


They initially had 3-4-2 seating (Pan Am). Imagine how comfy that was!

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by global2
Fri Feb 08, 2019 3:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WSJ reports JFK Terminal 8 to get $344M Renovation to host AA and BA
Replies: 102
Views: 19339

Re: WSJ reports JFK Terminal 8 to get $344M Renovation to host AA and BA

I like T7. Small, quick and in decent shape. 12 widebody gates with an array of airlines and aircraft, it is fairly unique in this modern, boring airport world I got off Icelandair, cleared customs and was in a cab in less than 10 mins. BA, to its credit, never let their terminal deteriorate like A...

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by global2
Thu Feb 07, 2019 1:47 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WSJ reports JFK Terminal 8 to get $344M Renovation to host AA and BA
Replies: 102
Views: 19339

Re: WSJ reports JFK Terminal 8 to get $344M Renovation

https://www.globest.com/2019/02/06/with-british-airways-move-terminal-8-project-at-jfk-airport-now-totals-344m/?slreturn=20190106110159 BA will move to T8. The American Airlines and British Airways investment in Terminal 8 will improve the overall customer experience, with a total of 70,400 square ...

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by global2
Wed Feb 06, 2019 4:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WSJ reports JFK Terminal 8 to get $344M Renovation to host AA and BA
Replies: 102
Views: 19339

Re: WSJ reports JFK Terminal 8 to get $344M Renovation

https://www.globest.com/2019/02/06/with-british-airways-move-terminal-8-project-at-jfk-airport-now-totals-344m/?slreturn=20190106110159 BA will move to T8. The American Airlines and British Airways investment in Terminal 8 will improve the overall customer experience, with a total of 70,400 square ...

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by global2
Wed Feb 06, 2019 3:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WSJ reports JFK Terminal 8 to get $344M Renovation to host AA and BA
Replies: 102
Views: 19339

WSJ reports JFK Terminal 8 to get $344M Renovation to host AA and BA

Today's Wall Street Journal on line reports that Terminal 8 at JFK is to get $344M renovation paid for by AA and BA. It is behind a paywall so I am unable to find out any details: https://www.wsj.com/articles/jfk-airports-terminal-8-to-get-344-million-renovation-11549466054 But if BA is pitching in,...

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by global2
Wed Jan 23, 2019 5:03 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why doesn’t DL and AA fly NYC-Asia?
Replies: 61
Views: 10902

Re: Why doesn’t DL and AA fly NYC-Asia?

I still remember that AA once served JFK-HND until the LAX-HND service begans. DL also served NRT-JFK before. American served JFK-NRT at one point (I flew it in 2004). If I remember correctly, when they were able to fly to HND, they flew both JFK-NRT and JFK-HND before eventually dropping JFK-NRT. ...

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by global2
Wed Jan 23, 2019 4:51 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Would it be better if United shifted their Newark Hub to JFK?
Replies: 104
Views: 15827

Re: Would it be better if United shifted their Newark Hub to JFK?

Hang on, there. This perception is real and not just some bizarre creation of "movies, etc." (What movie takes a stance on this question, for that matter?) You're welcome to argue the perception is misinformed; personally, I tend to think that debate boils down to "East Side folks+Qu...

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by global2
Wed Jan 23, 2019 3:21 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Would it be better if United shifted their Newark Hub to JFK?
Replies: 104
Views: 15827

Re: Would it be better if United shifted their Newark Hub to JFK?

I think this question is based on: a) The misinformed perception that JFK is the more desireable, flagship airport of NYC (popularized by many movies, etc.). Hang on, there. This perception is real and not just some bizarre creation of "movies, etc." (What movie takes a stance on this que...

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by global2
Wed Jan 23, 2019 3:02 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Would it be better if United shifted their Newark Hub to JFK?
Replies: 104
Views: 15827

Re: Would it be better if United shifted their Newark Hub to JFK?

Newark is actually not that bad if you need to get into midtown Manhattan for work. The trains run right from the airport to Penn Station. No, they don't. PATH goes to Newark train station, not EWR. There are apparently proposals to extend PATH all the way to EWR, which I think are no-brainers from...

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by global2
Mon Jan 21, 2019 8:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why Doug Parker over Thomas Horton over at AA?
Replies: 21
Views: 4318

Re: Why Doug Parker over Thomas Horton over at AA?

Parker gained favor with the LAA unions by promising some lucrative contracts and iirc Horton was a little more pragmatic.. ultimately Horton was anti-merger and Parker was pro & prevailed with the creditors committee... it was a shame, he set in motion a lot of the things that built their prem...

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by global2
Thu Jan 17, 2019 5:09 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: ORD Global Terminal proposals released
Replies: 102
Views: 16719

Re: ORD Global Terminal proposals released

I think I like the Studio ORD proposal best, followed by Foster-Epstein-Moreno. The Calatrava design reminds me a lot of the World Trade Center "Oculus", and you all know how much that ended up costing. SOM--what a yawn. A big rectangular box with a slightly wavy roof. Very uninspired.

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by global2
Thu Jan 17, 2019 4:47 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: First Look: United reveals new uniforms
Replies: 155
Views: 23079

Re: First Look: United reveals new uniforms

https://www.gannett-cdn.com/presto/2019/01/16/USAT/588ef420-4ba5-44a6-99ac-a757a74f269a-Inflight_2.jpg?width=520&height=390&fit=bounds&auto=webp What the heck is this? LOL, exactly! This is a "uniform"? It looks more like "My uniform is at the cleaners so I just threw on ...

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by global2
Wed Jan 16, 2019 10:17 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Doug and AA
Replies: 55
Views: 5525

Re: Doug and AA

I couldn't disagree more. I don't watch movies on my phone, and I don't want the hassle of having to unpack and set up my laptop + wires/plugs to have to do so. With the PTV, I can be entertained and eat my BOB meal at the same time. If the other major carriers have found a way to make lots of mone...

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by global2
Wed Jan 16, 2019 6:08 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Doug and AA
Replies: 55
Views: 5525

Re: Doug and AA

having flown in a nb without the ptv, the fact that I can access all the entertainment on my oled 1440p phone w/ a pixel density of 600ppi and a 6 inch diagonal as opposed to a 480p lcd thats smaller, further away from me than my phone, and far worse quality makes me not care at all about there not...

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by global2
Wed Jan 16, 2019 5:26 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 50 year anniversary of the Boeing 747
Replies: 223
Views: 19831

Re: 747 First Flight 50th Anniversary

Don't see a thread for the 50th anniversary of the first test flight coming up next month-What was your first 747 flight or interesting anecdote? Mine was in 1972 Pan Am 747 100 JFK to Rome on a student fare where you bought the round trip ticket for $250./ or so but could not confirm a reservation...

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by global2
Wed Jan 16, 2019 5:08 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Air Lines announces 2018 Q4 results
Replies: 84
Views: 13307

Re: Delta Air Lines announces 2018 Q4 results

Since DL is apparently no longer putting their own info graphics in their earnings releases, here is one from AlphaStreet. Too bad AlphaStreet didn't know enough to use a current DL logo at the bottom right instead of one from 15+ years ago. :roll: https://cdn.news.alphastreet.com/wp-content/upload...

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by global2
Tue Jan 15, 2019 7:19 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Doug and AA
Replies: 55
Views: 5525

Re: Doug and AA

there is more to comfort than pitch size. being able to actually have entertainment and internet is a massive advantage to newer planes. an i personally find the seats on newer planes more comfortable as well. power outlets are another big thing, which are sorely lacking in pretty much all old plan...

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by global2
Tue Jan 15, 2019 2:47 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why is SQ non-stop flying to EWR and not JFK like the other flight via FRA?
Replies: 75
Views: 16074

Re: Why is SQ flying to EWR and not JFK?

aldrigsomandre wrote:
Slot availability?
Also, EWR is closer to Manhattan.


Oh, puhleeze! As a Manhattanite, EWR is a royal, and expensive pain to get home from.

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by global2
Mon Jan 14, 2019 5:07 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Doug and AA
Replies: 55
Views: 5525

Re: Doug and AA

AA needs to think twice about adding seats to B738 and A321, the next downturn will bring drastically decrease in revenue per available seats. AA needs to rethink the reduce of J seats in its B787-8, the 20J aircraft is not suitable for Asian routes and LHR (of which they are using from ORD at this...

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by global2
Sat Dec 29, 2018 5:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Would a B-52 passenger variant have been possible?
Replies: 95
Views: 14539

Re: Would a B-52 passenger variant have been possible?

Like it says above, would a passenger variant of the B-52 have worked out/ been possible back in the late 50s, 60s and early 70s? Of course with a slightly modified fuselage. Just like the Soviets based the Tu-114 of the Tu-95. (Please move this to the appropriate thread if this one is not correct....

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by global2
Thu Dec 27, 2018 9:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JAL 8941/42
Replies: 17
Views: 3787

Re: JAL 8941/42

8941, IIRC, was painted in the special Oneworld livery not used by any other airline. Too bad it didn't last beyond a year, because it would work beautifully today. BTW, when did Japan ditch the nonsensical 4-digit random registration scheme that S. Korea and (until recently) China still follow tod...

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by global2
Thu Dec 27, 2018 4:01 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: YouTube video of ORD old Terminal 1 on last day of ops (1985)
Replies: 43
Views: 5792

Re: YouTube video of ORD old Terminal 1 on last day of ops (1985)

Wow, those ticketing areas are really a blast from the past. This is great footage!

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by global2
Thu Dec 20, 2018 8:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why did American Airlines go with 707 over DC-8?
Replies: 111
Views: 19326

Re: Why did American Airlines go with 707 over DC-8?

So, I just watched the 1962 movie "That Touch of Mink" starring Doris Day and Cary Grant. There's a terrific scene with Doris boarding a Pan Am 707 at the JFK Worldport, and mid-flight scenes. The 707 in one shot turned into a DC-8 for the landing scene, and back to a 707 on the apron in B...

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by global2
Thu Dec 20, 2018 8:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Gatwick drone closures
Replies: 547
Views: 72218

Re: Gatwick closed because of 2 drones

Really why is there not more information and pictures? Does anyone care to speculate why gatwick and not LHR (easier to block one runway?) This entire incident makes no sense to me? LHR has few places a drone operator can hide. Residents would see a drone lifting up, whereas LGW has open fields and...

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by global2
Thu Dec 13, 2018 3:20 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA announces SFO-DEL/MEL/YYZ; Expands AKL/AMS/PPT/ICN.
Replies: 507
Views: 73827

Re: UA announces SFO-DEL/MEL/YYZ; Expands AKL/AMS/PPT/ICN.

As for SFO-DEL, I think the following schedule would have worked a lot more nicely: UA105 SFO 0130 - 0600+1 DEL 789 D UA106 DEL 1100 - 1300 SFO 789 D The fact of the matter is that this flight will primarily be targeted for those ending/starting at DEL. Most who will transfer at DEL will take AI. B...

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by global2
Sun Dec 09, 2018 11:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta wants several airlines out at JFK T4
Replies: 57
Views: 14138

Re: Delta wants several airlines out at JFK T4

It consistently amazes me how the a.net crowd twists what is obviously a logical and reasonable long-term business desire into some sort of conspiracy to inflict unreasonable damage onto other carriers. The last part of the statement clearly indicates that Delta knows that it is going to have to pa...

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by global2
Sun Dec 09, 2018 7:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta wants several airlines out at JFK T4
Replies: 57
Views: 14138

Re: Delta wants several airlines out at JFK T4

Will Concourse A at T4 ever get expanded? Is the issue basically a matter of who pays for it: DL or the PA? It seems that would be the quickest and easiest solution for DL.

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by global2
Wed Dec 05, 2018 7:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Eastern Airlines @ JFK December 4, 2018
Replies: 16
Views: 3320

Re: Eastern Airlines @ JFK December 4, 2018

Well it's appropriate since Eastern Airlines once had its own terminal where the current T1 stands.

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by global2
Wed Dec 05, 2018 3:29 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Will the US ever have another mega carrier ?
Replies: 39
Views: 8118

Re: Will the US ever have another mega carrier ?

A Jet Blue and Alaska merger certainly could lead to become a mega carrier as that merged carrier will certainly seek new hubs and routes. But I doubt if DOT will approve such a merger, they may not even approve a code share between them. And Southwest is the largest domestic airline and is certain...

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by global2
Tue Dec 04, 2018 2:38 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Will the US ever have another mega carrier ?
Replies: 39
Views: 8118

Re: Will the US ever have another mega carrier ?

I've read many posts on Anet that suggest a merger between AS and B6 could create the next "mega" carrier, or at least a more formidable competitor to the big three. But both are focused on the coasts. Wouldn't they need to build say two mid-continent hubs to create the kind of scale neede...

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by global2
Mon Dec 03, 2018 5:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA mulling move to LHR T5
Replies: 81
Views: 14120

Re: AA mulling move to LHR T5

Regarding T5D I was under the impression that it wasn't feasible without a major expansion of T5A which is effectively at capacity. Given the practice of holding all passengers at T5A until shortly before boarding, coupled with the trains to the adjacent concourses designed to only carry people in ...

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by global2
Sun Dec 02, 2018 9:12 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: When scheduled Jet Ops started at US airports
Replies: 20
Views: 1205

Re: When scheduled Jet Ops started at US airports

Wouldn't the very first jet ops at any US airport be when BOAC began flying the Comet to NYC in October, 1958, followed a couple weeks later when Pan Am launched 707 service from NYC to ORY?

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by global2
Thu Nov 29, 2018 9:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air France to halve its A380 fleet
Replies: 254
Views: 50065

Re: Air France will half it's A380 fleet

Sorry, but your thinking is flawed, very flawed. Just because European vanity may have played a role in the purchase of the A-380, does not mean that the airlines are not commercial enterprises. I will give you an example: In the late sixties and early seventies many airlines in the United States, ...

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by global2
Thu Nov 29, 2018 4:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Spectacular AF 787 Air-to-air video
Replies: 39
Views: 8668

Re: Spectacular AF 787 Air-to-air video

[quote="AOMlover"]A few other amazing AF air-to-air vids:

747 + patrouille de France
https://youtu.be/vp1YnaEt0ZA

Wow, this one is specatucular! Thanks.

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by global2
Wed Nov 28, 2018 5:49 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Oneworld adds Royal Air Maroc as its newest member
Replies: 141
Views: 35385

Re: Rumour: Oneworld to add new member 05DEC18

Would it kill anyone to actually use the airline name instead of their two letter code? Many of us have no idea outside of the major US carriers. This website used to have this great feature where you could hover your mouse over the codes and the full name would pop up in a window! I think this wor...

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by global2
Tue Nov 27, 2018 7:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Article: AA Flight Attendant Told the CEO: Our Standards 'Suck' Compared With United's and Delta's.
Replies: 159
Views: 25211

Re: Article: AA Flight Attendant Told the CEO: Our Standards 'Suck' Compared With United's and Delta's.

Talk about devaluing the brand! Why does AA let such inexperienced junior crew work in International F on such a premium route? Were there not more senior cabin crew onboard? Don’t senior crew prefer to work in the F and J cabins? Why did she get to decide she was capable? How is staffing of the ca...

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by global2
Sun Nov 25, 2018 7:12 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Ranking US airport terminals by aesthetic
Replies: 26
Views: 3155

Re: Ranking US airport terminals by aesthetic

Though no longer in use as a terminal, the TWA Flight Center at JFK architecturally speaking remains (thankfully due to landmarks preservation) a masterpiece. It was truly an inspired design that captured one's imagination.

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by global2
Fri Nov 23, 2018 6:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 787th 787 rolls out of final assembly
Replies: 45
Views: 9249

Re: 787th 787 rolls out of final assembly

Interesting milestone. Did any of the other types get a special decal to mark their own number in deliveries? 777/767/757/747 etc. NW took delivery of the 707th 707. It wore decals for a while. Here's a link to the photo of it, though it doesn't show the actual decals: https://www.google.com/search...

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by global2
Tue Nov 20, 2018 4:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Dulles - 'Airport 1975'
Replies: 18
Views: 3628

Re: Dulles - 'Airport 1975'

[quote="PSAatSAN4Ever"] https://i.postimg.cc/Z9PrNr5Y/Columbia-Airlines.jpg Sorry, I couldn't resist. I've been dying to share this forever. Excellent! :lol: The movie was kind of cheesy but had spectacular photography of the Queen of the Skies flying between those mountains!

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