Mesa hasn't killed anyone in 40 years of operation which is more than most regionals can say. Mesa's pay has always been horrible. I knew a Mesa FA that lived in her car in the employee lot at ORD. My last flight on a Mesa, CR7 PVD-IAD, was actually pretty good.Jump to post
The curtains played a big part and not alerting the whole plane to the hijacking. The people in Business and First certainly knew that it was a hijacking. A passenger in Business Class, the Purser, and First Galley FA were stabbed. AA11 had 9 FAs dealing with the 76 non hijacker passengers. I think ...Jump to post
Mesa had a bunch of carriers operating under the same umbrella. Air Midwest Florida Gulf Liberty WestAir Mesa Desert Sun I might be forgetting 1 or 2? -Skyway (flew on behalf of Midwest Express)/Superior (formed from Mesa’s Skyway assets after Midwest Express ended relationship with Mesa and took o...Jump to post
I know over the years TWA flew to BOM, CAI, GUM, HKG, KWI, NBO, OKA, RUH, TLV, TPE. Did they fly to any other destinations in these areas?
Does anyone have more information on when and what a/c flew these routes?
I know JFK-CAI-RUH & JFK-TLV was flown on the 763 right up until 2001.
Did TWA also briefly operate a JFK-LGW service or am I just imaging that? I travelled often on TWA 700/TWA 701 as a teenager to/from LHR, and thought there was a LGW service for a short time, but I think I am wrong on this. I as 15 or 16 at the time, so not sure if that was accurate. No, I do not r...Jump to post
I was a Flight Attendant qualified on the ERJ-135/140/145. I liked the ERJ because the lav was wider than the CR2 and the galley provided more privacy. The longest ERJ flight I was on EWR-MCI.Jump to post
usxguy wrote:I think all the original Freedom Air CRJ 900s had the rear door but were plugged.
You can see them @ the last window of each of these photos. (the HPX livery looked ssoo sharp on these birds)
I’d imagine it was a mix. Many pax would fly the entire way, five stops isn’t that much if you look at journeys even today, I’ve done CBR-SYD-LAX-ORD-JLN , that’s not unusual for Australians today, to Europe, US or Africa, just depends where you are in the world. Admitting Europe to Asia wasn’t as ...Jump to post
DL has also dropped Monrovia and Abuja
Nairobi didn't happened because the U.S. government didn't allow it
Luanda, Sal, and Malabo were also announced but never started. The plan was to fly 757s to Sal and then continue on to Luanda or Malabo on certain days of the week.
TWA Trans Atlantic Arrivals into JFK: March 1, 1980 Athens TW881 747 XMonTue Frankfurt TW741 707 Daily Lisbon TW901 707 ExSatSun London-Heathrow TW703 747 Daily London-Heathrow TW701 747 Daily Madrid TW903 747 Daily Milan TW843 747 Daily Paris-de Gaulle TW803 747 Daily Rome TW841 747 Daily July 1, 1...Jump to post
Below is the final timetable the following destinations appear according to Departedflights.com for JFK & STL: JFK Amsterdam - October 31, 1993 Athens - October 27, 1996 Barcelona - June 1, 1998 Cairo - July 2, 2001 Copenhagen - June 1, 1992 Frankfurt - October 27, 1996 Geneva - April 3, 1994 Li...Jump to post
Right. I did the very same route in March 2001 on a 762. I clearly remember how TWA' s Ambassador in-flight magazine was already out of the seat back pockets, showing how TW was already trying to reduce unnecessary expenses. STL-FRA was likely coming back in Summer 2001 if TW had made that long as ...Jump to post
So the 1980s were the time of merger mania in the airline industry, and US was a prolific participant, with Allegheny already having bought Lake Central and Mohawk before renaming itself to USAir in 1979. They bought both Piedmont and PSA, and Piedmont had itself bought Empire in 1986. You can tell...Jump to post
A recent thread that highlighted the AA/QQ merger in the late 1990s got me thinking about the PSA/US merger in the late 1980s, and I can't for the life of me figure out US' reasoning behind it. ... What exactly happened; was it the entrance of WN into the West Coast market, coupled with US high cos...Jump to post
Great synopsis OP What you are missing is the fact that TWA had a full-fledged hub at JFK with many domestic connections to feed the Europe stuff through 800. Many connectors on that flight. Right after that crash, they gutted JFK domestically. They didn’t stand a chance after that. Delta had a wel...Jump to post
Wow, yes I forgot about that fiasco with DL wanting to extend the ERJ-145 contract in 2016 out for another 5 years and the subsequent Ch. 11 filing. Farther back there was the whole Mesa/Freedom Air ERJ-145 operation that mostly flew out of CVG & JFK, then at the very end a little bit of DTW as...Jump to post
Ishrion wrote:This aircraft used to be owned by Comair/Delta Connection until 2013: https://www.airfleets.net/ficheapp/plane-e120-259.htm
Compass released a memo today stating that all their remaining flying will end April 7th. Delta flying will end at the end of March. AA flying will end one April 7th due to AA's cuts of LAX flying. Compass first started flying May 2, 2007 after Northwest bought Independence Air's operating certifica...Jump to post
I believe the only 733s that had the monitors was a subfleet of 733-LRs that had auxiliary fuel tanks and slightly upgraded CFM engines. The 734s also had IFE too but I don’t think every 734 was equipped. I know US at one point had a subfleet of 734s that was EOW so maybe all EOW birds had IFE. I’v...Jump to post
HP's 747s were way before Parker was even at HP. HP flew 747s in the late 80s and early 90s (1989 to 1991). They were a primary reason they filed for BK in 1991. This has nothing to do with USAir or US Airways. You do know Parker started at AA and then worked for NW before he came to HP, right? My ...Jump to post
I was referring specifically to the mainline fleet. Are you saying that there might have been some polished aluminum Dash 8s flying around in 2008? The Express fleet in the 90s USAir livery was never in polished silver. Always was in white. This BEH appears to be the last ever aircraft in service w...Jump to post
i wouldnt put it past hulas that he will shut down the clown show at AX and get those 175s over to CP to keep them afloat. Honestly I'm surprised it wasn't CP shutting down first. AA & DL both want to get rid of CP. They'll be next to go. GoJet seems like the only one of the three with any futu...Jump to post
Trans States Airlines released an internal memo today that they will be ending flying by the end of 2020. Trans States Holdings owns Trans States Airlines, Compass, and GoJet. ExpressJet will be taking on 36 ERJ-145s from Trans States. They will be adding personal device entertainment to the ERJ-145...Jump to post
Didn't they fly via BCN the last time they flew to ORD? When did they pull out?Jump to post
Delta bought several stored Eastern L-1011s after they shut down. During routine mx checks they found coke that had been hidden in the wheel well. Whoever was supposed to remove it didn't get the chance before Eastern shut down.Jump to post
Sounds like something Contour would be interested inJump to post
I hope she's at least gambling or something else fun to spend all that money. I was just talking to my father about aviation and the age of F/As came up, he doesn't fly much and was talking about young women you see in ads, I told him the truth... But 79 y/o, wow ! Couldn't happen in France, as we ...Jump to post
I'm surprised UIN decided to drop UAX/OO in favor of 9K.Jump to post
As much as people want to bad mouth Doug for being a drunk or a bad leader, he turned little America West into the world's largest airline.Jump to post
From a 1987 Kiplinger's article American Admirals Club: ATL, BOS, ORD, CVG, CLE, DFW (2 Locations), DEN, DTW, HNL, MCI, LAX, JFK, LGA, PHX, STL, SFO, SEA, IAD, DCA, LGW, YYZ Braniff Business Club: DFW Continental Presidents Club: ORD, DEN, HNL, IAH, LAX, EWR, SFO, SEA, IAD (2 Locations), AKL, LGW, N...Jump to post
Clipper lounge ? See end of video from 1990 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tH7ERHxOJa4 Awesome! Pan Am Clipper Club. Interesting to note how empty the club was; quite different than the packed clubs today. In June 1988 Pan Am had Clipper Clubs in: TXL, EZE, CCS, DTW, FRA, HAM, LHR, LAX, MEX, MIA, ...Jump to post
Shame on the other passengers in First Class that wouldn't switch seats. I doubt PHX-AUS is a meal flight.Jump to post
AA had the final interior on the Super 80 since at least 2000. DL didn't start redoing their cabins til 2006. DL is much more brand conscious than AA.Jump to post