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by Ionosphere
Sat Aug 10, 2019 6:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Drunk FA fired (UA Express, ORD-SBN)
Replies: 62
Views: 12339

Re: Drunk FA fired (UA Express, ORD-SBN)

I had a friend who a UA FA on new hire probation. He got a DUI a few months in. UA sent him to rehab then fired him.

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by Ionosphere
Tue Aug 06, 2019 10:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Midwest Express Partnering with Elite for Launch
Replies: 50
Views: 6869

Re: Midwest Express Partnering with Elite for Launch

Chautauqua flew the ERJ-135/145 as Midwest Connect from MKE to BNA, PIT, PHL, EWR, ATL, OMA, STL, MSN, GRB, ATW, MSP, IND, CMH, CLE, DAY. I could see some of these routes coming back.

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by Ionosphere
Tue Aug 06, 2019 1:42 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Piedmont..............gone 30 years
Replies: 78
Views: 10792

Re: Piedmont...gone 30 years

They were a TRUE Deregulation success story. I always thought they would have made the perfect merger partner for Pan Am. Post Pacific Division sale to UA. Sandwiched between PA's JFK and MIA ops were PI's BWI and CLT hubs. Plus DAY and SYR at the time. Florida Shuttle and all that. Think of the gr...

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by Ionosphere
Mon Aug 05, 2019 12:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Tower Air
Replies: 96
Views: 17751

Re: Tower Air

Ziyulu wrote:
I can't believe how so many are bashing Tower for poor service. Do AA, UA, and DL offer good service today?


The 1997 Zagat Survey ranked Tower Air 59th out of 61 ranked carriers in terms of maintenance, ahead of only Valujet and Aeroflot

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by Ionosphere
Mon Aug 05, 2019 2:21 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Tower Air
Replies: 96
Views: 17751

Re: Tower Air

CoThG wrote:
Morris Nachtomi....."I demand respect!"


Wasn't it "I demand Loyalty"? There was a website back in the day run by Tower Employees called that.

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by Ionosphere
Mon Aug 05, 2019 2:17 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Tower Air
Replies: 96
Views: 17751

Re: Tower Air

I flew with a former Tower Air FA. He said they had to leave CAI once in the middle of the night. Tower was behind on their bills and the plane was going to repossessed. They pushed up pick up like 6hrs and left at like 2am. A Tower Air 747 went off the runway taking off on JFK-MIA on December 20, 1...

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by Ionosphere
Sun Aug 04, 2019 12:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SWISS Announces Zurich To Washington D.C. and Osaka
Replies: 87
Views: 16390

Re: SWISS Announces Zurich To Washington D.C. and Osaka

I'm surprised Swiss doesn't already fly IAD-ZRH. UA & LX both fly ZRH-EWR/SFO.

In October 1996, Swissair flew IAD-BOS-ZRH twice a week on the 743.

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by Ionosphere
Fri Aug 02, 2019 1:37 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Latest U.S. start up - Sky Palace Airways using 777s
Replies: 45
Views: 13479

Re: Latest U.S. start up - Sky Palace Airways using 777s

What a horrible name for an airline! Sounds like some sketchy Asian charter.

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by Ionosphere
Fri Aug 02, 2019 1:32 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Pan Am and TWA to Istanbul
Replies: 19
Views: 2879

Re: Pan Am and TWA to Istanbul

Delta, which bought Pan Am's TATL route network in 1991 operated to IST in two different ways. In the 1990s, it flew to IST via FRA (FRA-IST was operated on a 757), and then it went nonstop for a time, then seasonal (summer), on a 767-300ER before being axed in 2015, and has not returned since. TWA...

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by Ionosphere
Fri Aug 02, 2019 1:09 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest Airlines Destination 225
Replies: 8
Views: 2092

Re: Southwest Airlines Destination 225

EasyJet has a similar program

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by Ionosphere
Fri Aug 02, 2019 1:05 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American extending life of some 757s, A320s, and 737s
Replies: 70
Views: 18154

Re: American extending life of some 757s, A320s, and 737s

Crazy to think the 737NGs are already up for retirement My first 738 flight was on AA JFK-BOS in February 2001.

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by Ionosphere
Wed Jul 31, 2019 11:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boston Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 2702
Views: 420803

Re: Boston Aviation Thread - 2019

46 years ago today, July 31, 1973, Delta 723, a DC-9, crashed into a seawall landing at BOS. The 89 people onboard all died. One survivor died in December 1973 in hospital. The NTSB found the failure of the flightcrew to monitor altitude and to recognize passage of the aircraft through the approach ...

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by Ionosphere
Mon Jul 29, 2019 12:49 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: OAG Changes 7/28/2019:AA Adds PHX-COS/CVG/FAR, Drops ORDRNO;DL Adds JFKBOG;KX Drops DEN;UA Drops BJX-ORD
Replies: 58
Views: 11905

Re: OAG Changes 7/28/2019:AA Adds PHX-COS/CVG/FAR, Drops ORDRNO;DL Adds JFKBOG;KX Drops DEN;UA Drops BJX-ORD

N292UX wrote:
JFK-BOG seems like a rather logical add for DL, and I'm pretty surprised they hadn't already added it. Where did they get the slot from?


DL has flown JFK-BOG in the past. It used to be on the 737-700 circa 2012.

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by Ionosphere
Mon Jul 29, 2019 12:08 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: TWA 747 Interiors (1995-1998) Questions
Replies: 12
Views: 4942

Re: TWA 747 Interiors (1995-1998) Questions

Here are three videos I took walking around the interior of one of their 747s after it was in storage. This was one that was leased from Air France and retired in 1997. https://www.instagram.com/p/BrBN8xWFcUX/ I am one of your followers on IG, and always envied your pictures and videos.. From the l...

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by Ionosphere
Sun Jul 28, 2019 6:36 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Historical Question: L1011 PHL-BWI, circa late 1978
Replies: 20
Views: 3111

Re: Historical Question: L1011 PHL-BWI, circa late 1978

I think several L-1011s flew FLL-MIA. TWA also flew PHL-JFK on the 1011.

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by Ionosphere
Sun Jul 28, 2019 6:30 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: TWA 747 Interiors (1995-1998) Questions
Replies: 12
Views: 4942

Re: TWA 747 Interiors (1995-1998) Questions

Flight 800 had the new interior in both Trans World One & Comfort Class

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by Ionosphere
Thu Jul 25, 2019 5:24 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA pulling out of VVI
Replies: 48
Views: 8757

Re: AA pulling out of VVI

How many Latin American markets has AA pulled out of so far? Not knowing anything about aircraft, I am wondering if the 321XLR would allow them to reopen LPB They have struggled with ASU. It was served via GRU on the 763 before 9/11. It came back on the 757 MIA-ASU, but that was dropped a couple ye...

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by Ionosphere
Thu Jul 25, 2019 3:57 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA’s New Tourist Centric Int’l Routes
Replies: 56
Views: 12302

Re: UA’s New Tourist Centric Int’l Routes

DL flew JFK-CAI from about 2008 to 2011 on the 763. TWA also flew JFK-CAI-RUH right up until 9/11 on the 763. What was performance on Delta's flights from New York JFK to Cairo like between 2008 and 2011. DL had flew the route for three years. It was only dropped because of the Arab Spring. It must...

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by Ionosphere
Thu Jul 25, 2019 3:55 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Pan Am New York to Tehran flights
Replies: 52
Views: 7820

Re: Pan Am New York to Tehran flights

I'm not sure what's weirder: the fact a U.S. carrier once flew to Iran, or that the same carrier also flew to Pakistan Some of the places Pan Am flew in 1973 included Abidjan, Ankara, Beirut, Belem, Bergen, Caracas, Cotonou, Damascus, Dar Es Salaam, Douala, Jakarta, Karachi, Kinshasa, Libreville, M...

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by Ionosphere
Thu Jul 25, 2019 3:30 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA’s New Tourist Centric Int’l Routes
Replies: 56
Views: 12302

Re: UA’s New Tourist Centric Int’l Routes

ArchGuy1 wrote:
Ionosphere wrote:
DL flew JFK-CAI from about 2008 to 2011 on the 763. TWA also flew JFK-CAI-RUH right up until 9/11 on the 763.

What airport is RUH.


Riyadh, Saudi Arabia

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by Ionosphere
Thu Jul 25, 2019 3:15 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Pan Am New York to Tehran flights
Replies: 52
Views: 7820

Re: Pan Am New York to Tehran flights

1973 PA 2, 747 service New York City - London -Frankfurt - Istanbul - Beirut -Tehran - Dehi - Bangkok - Hong Kong -Tokyo- Honolulu- Los Angeles PA114, 747 to Rome then on the 707 onwards Depending on the day of the week New York City - Paris - Rome - Beirut - Tehran New York City - Paris - Rome - B...

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by Ionosphere
Thu Jul 25, 2019 3:03 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA’s New Tourist Centric Int’l Routes
Replies: 56
Views: 12302

Re: UA’s New Tourist Centric Int’l Routes

DL flew JFK-CAI from about 2008 to 2011 on the 763. TWA also flew JFK-CAI-RUH right up until 9/11 on the 763.

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by Ionosphere
Thu Jul 25, 2019 2:56 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Pan Am New York to Tehran flights
Replies: 52
Views: 7820

Re: Pan Am New York to Tehran flights

1973 PA 2, 747 service New York City - London -Frankfurt - Istanbul - Beirut -Tehran - Dehi - Bangkok - Hong Kong -Tokyo- Honolulu- Los Angeles PA114, 747 to Rome then on the 707 onwards Depending on the day of the week New York City - Paris - Rome - Beirut - Tehran New York City - Paris - Rome - Be...

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by Ionosphere
Tue Jul 23, 2019 12:43 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: aircraft losses in natural disasters
Replies: 48
Views: 7830

Re: aircraft losses in natural disasters

On February 2, 1998, a tornado hit MIA. 1 737-200 & 2 Shorts 330 were written off

On August 24, 1992, Hurricane Andrew hit MIA. A DC-4 & two F-27s were written off.

On August 27, 1964, Hurricane Cleo hit MIA. A DC-3 & 3 Curtiss C-46s were written off.

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by Ionosphere
Mon Jul 22, 2019 11:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: How was WN able to grow in DEN so quickly?
Replies: 64
Views: 10599

Re: How was WN able to grow in DEN so quickly?

ptcflyer wrote:
"Bags Fly Free" has been a great benefit to baggage ladened skiers! That helps!


I was on a WN flight last week were several overhead bins were completely empty at the end of boarding.

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by Ionosphere
Sun Jul 21, 2019 9:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JFK Airport in the 1960's and 1970's
Replies: 65
Views: 15028

Re: JFK Airport in the 1960's and 1970's

I only recently realized how small the original Terminal 1 was. It's amazing L-1011s flew out of that terminal. I'm surprised it wasn't torn down sooner.

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by Ionosphere
Thu Jul 18, 2019 1:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: History of AA intercontinental flying at ORD
Replies: 40
Views: 4143

Re: History of AA intercontinental flying at ORD

October 1996

BHX 762
BRU 762
FRA 763
LHR MD-11 & 762
MAN 763
MEX 752
MXP 763
ORY 763
ARN 763
ZRH 762

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by Ionosphere
Thu Jul 18, 2019 1:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: History of UA at JFK
Replies: 32
Views: 4304

Re: History of UA at JFK

JFK-LHR was dropped in 2006. United sold rights to DL who began flying JFK-LGW.

JFK-NRT was dropped in 2006 too. United transferred the flight to IAD.

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by Ionosphere
Thu Jul 18, 2019 1:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: History of UA at JFK
Replies: 32
Views: 4304

Re: History of UA at JFK

1974: ORD, CLE, DEN, HNL, LAS, LAX, OMA, SLC, SFO, SEA 1975: ABE, ORD, CLE, DEN, HNL, LAS, LAX, SLC, SFO, SEA 1979: ABE, ORD, CLE, DEN, LAS, LAX, PDX, SLC, SFO, SEA 1981: CUN, ORD, DEN, LAX, SLC, SFO, SEA 1983: ORD, DEN, LAX, SFO, SEA 1985: ORD, DEN, LAX, SFO, SEA 1989: ORD, LAX, SFO, SEA 1995 Domes...

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by Ionosphere
Wed Jul 17, 2019 12:36 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What’s happening at BHM?
Replies: 53
Views: 5292

Re: What’s happening at BHM?

Southern Airways Express to VPS lol

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by Ionosphere
Mon Jul 15, 2019 8:05 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: OAG Changes 7/14/2019:AA Extends JFK Cuts,Adds DFW-GYE/UIO;FI Makes PHL Seasonal;EK Reduces EWR
Replies: 94
Views: 17173

Re: OAG Changes 7/14/2019:AA Extends JFK Cuts,Adds DFW-GYE/UIO;FI Makes PHL Seasonal;EK Reduces EWR

Looks like MIA/FLL is taking a bigger schedule hit than usual this Sep/Oct. I know the MAX is part of the equation but I can't remember AA reducing the schedules down to just one flight a day on some of these routes. Hopefully this is just temporary. Was surprised by a few of these as well but it’s...

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by Ionosphere
Sun Jul 14, 2019 9:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta AMS-JFK Cancels for Drunk FO
Replies: 134
Views: 25899

Re: Delta AMS-JFK Cancels for Drunk FO

Shocked Delta actually canceled a flight. I feel bad for the FO, addiction is a disease

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by Ionosphere
Wed Jul 10, 2019 7:14 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Study Abroad Trip pt.2 - Home for the Holidays ft. DL First and the LH Queen
Replies: 3
Views: 6926

Re: Study Abroad Trip pt.2 - Home for the Holidays ft. DL First and the LH Queen

It really irks me when people don't post pictures of the beverages and the food.

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by Ionosphere
Wed Jul 10, 2019 4:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: ANY update on Southwest to Canada
Replies: 52
Views: 8924

Re: ANY update on Southwest to Canada

The closest WN had gotten to Canadian service is ValuJet's short lived IAD-YUL service

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by Ionosphere
Mon Jul 08, 2019 8:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: How were Alaska Airlines services to Russia in the 1990s!?
Replies: 23
Views: 6523

Re: How were Alaska Airlines services to Russia in the 1990s!?

From Airways Magazine: At the beginning of the 1970s, AS began charter services to Siberia in the Soviet Union. This was the result of three years of secret negotiations between the airline and the Soviet authorities. The US Department of State reluctantly chose not to block the plan for fear of a ...

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by Ionosphere
Sun Jul 07, 2019 3:56 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta A220 route additions
Replies: 350
Views: 30179

Re: SFO, ATL, SJC, MSY, SNA, FAI, LAS to gain A220 service by year-end 2019

ATL-SLC is interesting, usually much larger planes are on that, even the 767-300 had daily flights in the past. Those flights were operated by the domestic 763. One of the flights was ATL-SLC-HNL. I think SLC-HNL is a 752 now. Correct me if I'm wrong. I was referring to flights circa 2012/2013. Yes...

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by Ionosphere
Sun Jul 07, 2019 2:26 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta A220 route additions
Replies: 350
Views: 30179

Re: SFO, ATL, SJC, MSY, SNA, FAI, LAS to gain A220 service by year-end 2019

BenflysDTW wrote:
ATL-SLC is interesting, usually much larger planes are on that, even the 767-300 had daily flights in the past.


Those flights were operated by the domestic 763. One of the flights was ATL-SLC-HNL.

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by Ionosphere
Sat Jul 06, 2019 7:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Help Wanted: UAL Honolulu 747 Accident
Replies: 31
Views: 7595

Re: Help Wanted: UAL Honolulu 747 Accident

Eight of the bodies left the aircraft still in their seats. One passenger in the center section either didn't have his belt on or it was very lose and was sucked out of his seat.

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by Ionosphere
Tue Jul 02, 2019 2:58 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: The Inflight Movies on Flights that Crashed
Replies: 44
Views: 7935

The Inflight Movies on Flights that Crashed

I find it interesting to learn what movies where shown on flights that crashed. Here's a list of flights I know. Anyone have any to add? United on 9/11 (UA93 & UA/175) = A Knight's Tale American on 9/11 (AA11 & AA77) = Dr. Doolittle II TWA 800 = The Birdcage Pan Am 103 = Crocodile Dundee II

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by Ionosphere
Wed Jun 26, 2019 11:21 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Virgin Atlantic demands 150 slots at expanded Heathrow airport
Replies: 136
Views: 21235

Re: Virgin Atlantic demands 150 slots at expanded Heathrow airport

How would VS operated 75 more round trips a day? They failed horribly with Little Red.

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by Ionosphere
Mon Jun 24, 2019 1:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Lockheed pitched five ‘white tail’ L-1011-500s to TWA
Replies: 36
Views: 12397

Re: Lockheed pitched five ‘white tail’ L-1011-500s to TWA

TWA and 747SP never made sense, if they were flying to Japan, Asia or Australia then yes but TWA never did fly the Pacific with 747's. Surprising they didn't switch to full size 747-200B so they could fly nonstop both ways o Israel which was a huge TWA route. TWA bought the 747SP with aspirations o...

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by Ionosphere
Mon Jun 24, 2019 10:53 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What happened to the proposed UA/US merger in the early 2000s?
Replies: 65
Views: 9326

Re: What happened to the proposed UA/US merger in the early 2000s?

UAUA wrote:
Then why did they allow AA to buy TW?

And after a few years, all these merges took place.


By 2001, TWA only had a single hub in STL and basically a focus city at JFK.

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by Ionosphere
Sat Jun 22, 2019 2:46 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: History of American's St. Louis Hub
Replies: 46
Views: 6106

Re: History of American's St. Louis Hub

In Summer 2010, American Connection was strictly Chautauqua flying out of ORD on the ERJ-140. From ORD they flew to MSN, MKE, CWA, GRB, AZO, FNT, GRR, IND, FWA, SDF, CVG, OKC, BMI, MLI, PIA.

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by Ionosphere
Sat Jun 22, 2019 2:43 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: History of American's St. Louis Hub
Replies: 46
Views: 6106

Re: History of American's St. Louis Hub

Every single TWA FA was furloughed by 2003. By then, pre merger American FAs were based in STL. The TWA FAs were recalled several years later but ended up going to junior bases like DC & LGA.

Trans States was never owned by TWA. They changed their name from Resorts Air to Trans States in 1989.

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by Ionosphere
Sat Jun 22, 2019 2:35 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: History of American's St. Louis Hub
Replies: 46
Views: 6106

Re: History of American's St. Louis Hub

American Connection was the name used for the former Trans World Express operation. In 2001, American Eagle was only regionals owned by AMR (American Eagle Airlines & Executive Airlines). American Connection flights were operated Chautauqua Airlines, Corporate Airlines, and Trans States Airlines...

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by Ionosphere
Mon Jun 17, 2019 5:09 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Onwards and Upwards Part 1: Swiss and El Al BOS-ZRH-TLV
Replies: 7
Views: 5373

Re: Onwards and Upwards Part 1: Swiss and El Al BOS-ZRH-TLV

I took LX53 in 2010. The arrival service then was just a croissant, impressed to see they've added the Chobani & OJ.

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by Ionosphere
Sat Jun 15, 2019 6:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United 757-200 hard landing at EWR
Replies: 166
Views: 42330

Re: What’s the emergency at EWR?

Is that a 757-300?

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by Ionosphere
Fri Jun 14, 2019 1:09 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United could resume Guangzhou; seeks Air China Joint-Venture
Replies: 28
Views: 5088

Re: United could resume Guangzhou; seeks Air China Joint-Venture

I think only NW flew to Guangzhou on the 757 from NRT

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by Ionosphere
Fri Jun 07, 2019 7:08 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Hawaiian Residents Appear to Enjoy Having Southwest Competition
Replies: 38
Views: 5988

Re: Hawaiian Residents Appear to Enjoy Having Southwest Competition

Competition is good for Hawaiians. Hawaiian has had a monopoly for awhile now.

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by Ionosphere
Wed Jun 05, 2019 6:57 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta MD-88s as of Summer 2019
Replies: 64
Views: 8020

Re: Delta MD-88s as of Summer 2019

I wonder what the longest historical DL MD-88 flight was?

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