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by panamair
Wed Mar 13, 2002 8:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: CO's New BusinessFirst Seat...CONFIRMED!
Replies: 22
Views: 3265

RE: CO's New BusinessFirst Seat...CONFIRMED!

actually, it's a little disappointing - I thought CO was going to do something more innovative or revolutionary; the widest seat bit is good but it still won't be fully flat (170 degrees is close enough I suppose)...and as for the one-button-does-it-all part, BA and DL already have that with their B...

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by panamair
Wed Mar 13, 2002 8:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Swiss' Alliance Partner?
Replies: 29
Views: 1869

RE: Swiss' Alliance Partner?

Actually, SkyTeam already has 3 airlines in Europe - AF, OK, and AZ. Oneworld would make the most sense given the locations of the European hubs (LHR, MAD, HEL)...Andre Dose had expressed interest in an interview earlier on in SkyTeam because he was interested in linking up with Delta as a U.S. part...

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by panamair
Wed Mar 13, 2002 3:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Swiss' Alliance Partner?
Replies: 29
Views: 1869

Swiss' Alliance Partner?

The latest Justplanes.com reported that Swiss will reveal the choice of its international alliance partner on 26 March and that the most likely ones were going to be SkyTeam or Star (?). I thought the most logical choice that had been discussed previously (and from inside sources) was oneworld? Anyo...

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by panamair
Mon Mar 11, 2002 5:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Best Airline & Transatlantic Comfort...Specs?
Replies: 4
Views: 1647

RE: Best Airline & Transatlantic Comfort...Specs?

Depends on what route you'll be flying, which flight, which class of service, etc.

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by panamair
Mon Mar 11, 2002 5:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Pan Am At JFK
Replies: 11
Views: 3609

RE: Pan Am At JFK

After Delta took over in '91, they did not call it Worldport...it was called the Delta Flight Center...as usual with Delta, Atlanta (or 'Mecca') took over the 'Worldport' moniker for a short period of time. Yes, Pan Am I did use Terminal 2 for a short while in the late eighties. After Nov'91, the sl...

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by panamair
Fri Mar 08, 2002 2:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PanAm To Start Carribean-based Carrier
Replies: 18
Views: 2289

RE: PanAm To Start Carribean-based Carrier

Seems like a pretty smart idea to get around growth restrictions and establish a low-cost operation in an area where the Pan Am name still means something. I remember what a big deal it was when Pan Am II (the Marty Shugrue 1996 one) started JFK-SDQ service with the AB3 (flight was constantly overso...

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by panamair
Wed Mar 06, 2002 3:04 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A Few 763 Questions
Replies: 7
Views: 1562

RE: A Few 763 Questions

oops forgot EWR-LHR as well

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by panamair
Wed Mar 06, 2002 3:00 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A Few 763 Questions
Replies: 7
Views: 1562

RE: A Few 763 Questions

AA 763s are used on:
JFK-CDG
JFK-ZRH
MIA-CDG
MIA-MAD
BOS-LHR (2)
BOS-CDG
ORD-FRA
ORD-BRU
ORD-CDG
ORD-FCO (seasonal)
ORD-BHX (seasonal)
ORD-GLA (seasonal)
ORD-MAN
DFW-FRA
DFW-ZRH

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by panamair
Tue Feb 26, 2002 7:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The New PanAM
Replies: 53
Views: 3309

RE: The New PanAM

The following is taken directly from their website at http://www.flypanam.com regarding carryons. Looks like they may have changed their minds regarding laptops since they say laptops "may be acceptable to carry on board": Carry-On The Pan Am policy for carry-on items was drastically changed due to ...

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by panamair
Sun Feb 24, 2002 9:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The New PanAM
Replies: 53
Views: 3309

RE: The New PanAM

By all accounts, their inflight service is great - friendly and efficient flight attendants, fresh-cut flowers in the lavs, 36-37in seat pitch, etc. Their key problem is the mechanical delays with their small fleet of 727-200s (some delays have ranged up to 12 hours while waiting for parts, etc.) I ...

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by panamair
Fri Feb 22, 2002 11:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta's 767-400s - How Are They?
Replies: 26
Views: 2925

RE: Delta's 767-400s - How Are They?

To respond to an earlier post about why there is no BizElite on the 764s to HNL- no one else is doing it so why bother spending more money on installing expensive BizElite seats (and lowering your capacity and thereby cutting off potential revenue)? UA and AA both fly 2-class domestic-type a/c on th...

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by panamair
Thu Feb 21, 2002 1:13 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What Is It Like To Fly In A B727?
Replies: 34
Views: 5869

RE: What Is It Like To Fly In A B727?

The 727 is one of the most reliable workhorses out there. It's a real airplane which the pilots really have to fly instead of the "toys" of today which can mostly be automated...If you are in the U.S., you'll still be able to fly a 727 if you travel on Pan Am (III) to/from Sanford/Orlando, especiall...

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by panamair
Mon Feb 11, 2002 11:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Not All Delta 767-300s Go To Europe?
Replies: 25
Views: 4931

RE: Not All Delta 767-300s Go To Europe?

3 of the -3P6s were "n.t.u." which I assume means "not taken up"(?). DL only has 6 ex-GF ERs (ships 1501-1506) and 1 ex-OZ ER (not on the list above - N394DL)

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by panamair
Mon Feb 11, 2002 7:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Air Lines MD-11 To Europe
Replies: 15
Views: 3819

RE: BOM Service

Forgot to address someone's question earlier about BOM service: flight is still being operated through FRA now but will be rerouted through CDG beginning March 30 still using the 763ER. FRA will remain an all ER fleet through summer with 2 daily to ATL, 1 to CVG, and 1 to JFK.

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by panamair
Mon Feb 11, 2002 7:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Air Lines MD-11 To Europe
Replies: 15
Views: 3819

RE: Delta Air Lines MD-11 To Europe

Current winter M11 utilization: ATL-ZRH (DL66) ATL-CDG (DL22) ATL-AMS (DL38) ATL-NRT (DL55) ATL-GRU (DL105) ATL-LGW (DL 58) ATL-LAX (DL1967) JFK-CDG (DL118) and several ATL-MCO roundtrips a day Summer 2002 M11 utilization:same as above except: ATL-BRU (DL124) goes M11 in April JFK-CDG (DL118) switch...

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by panamair
Mon Feb 11, 2002 7:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Not All Delta 767-300s Go To Europe?
Replies: 25
Views: 4931

RE: Not All Delta 767-300s Go To Europe?

Yes, the ERs (with BizElite) are used on some domestic runs (more since 9/11 reduced transatlantic capacity). They are primarily used on transcons but also on some specific flights between markets you normally would not expect an ER (e.g., SAN-CVG, or PDX-ATL). The best way I found to tell whether y...

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by panamair
Mon Feb 11, 2002 5:27 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Opinions About AF Service To LAX.
Replies: 9
Views: 2549

RE: Opinions About AF Service To LAX.

Just make sure you have a decent amount of connecting time from your LIS-CDG flight to the CDG-LAX flight (at least 60-75 minutes) as connecting at CDG can be a real pain with those buses that come at irregular intervals. As others have said, AF f/as are generally very polite and friendly while the ...

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by panamair
Sun Feb 03, 2002 1:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Swiss Routes Announced
Replies: 20
Views: 1874

RE: Swiss Routes Announced

The new Summer 2002 schedule is essentially the same as the current SR/LX Winter 2001/2 schedule in terms of number of cities served and frequencies. ATL and SFO have been suspended since Oct'01 with the bankruptcy situation. The aircraft that will be pulled have basically been grounded already... T...

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by panamair
Sun Feb 03, 2002 3:43 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PanAm III
Replies: 6
Views: 1990

RE: PanAm III

Actually, ILS's list of a/c includes both Pan Am II and III. Pan Am III actually has 7 727s: N361PA-N365PA, N367PA, and N369PA. N361PA - ex-N8861E - came over from Carnival (and previous to that, Eastern), "Clipper A.Jay Cristol" named after the bankruptcy judge in the Pan Am II hearing who was a ve...

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by panamair
Fri Feb 01, 2002 2:43 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA Summer 2002 Transatlantic
Replies: 23
Views: 2561

RE: AA Summer 2002 Transatlantic

The latest UA schedules would seem to indicate that they're down quite a bit this coming summer: JFK-LHR: 777 (1); 763 (1) - not reinstating 1 763 IAD-LHR: 777 (2); 763 (1) - no 744 LAX-LHR: 777 (1); not reinstating the other 777 ORD-LHR: 777 (3); no 1 763 SFO-LHR: 777 (2); no 744 and no 3rd flight ...

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by panamair
Thu Jan 31, 2002 9:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA Summer 2002 Transatlantic
Replies: 23
Views: 2561

RE: AA Summer 2002 Transatlantic

Looks like AA will trail DL (leader in number of daily flights across the Atlantic this summer) by just 1 flight a day with this summer schedule: Delta: From ATL: 18 From JFK: 14 From CVG: 3 From BOS: 1 Total: 36 American: From ORD: 11 From JFK: 9 From DFW: 5 From MIA: 3 From BOS: 3 From RDU: 1 From...

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by panamair
Thu Jan 31, 2002 7:57 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Does DL Still Operate MD-11 On Domestic US Routes?
Replies: 10
Views: 3801

RE: Does DL Still Operate MD-11 On Domestic US Routes?

The morning ATL-LAX flight will still be an M11; and as usual, there will be a few flights a day between ATL and MCO that will use the M11s and the 777s through the summer

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by panamair
Thu Jan 31, 2002 7:52 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA Summer 2002 Transatlantic
Replies: 23
Views: 2561

AA Summer 2002 Transatlantic

Speaking of no AA A300s on transatlantic anymore, here are AA's Summer 2002 Transatlantic plans: JFK-LHR: 777 (5); 763 (1) JFK-CDG: 777 (1); 763 (1) JFK-ZRH: 763 (1) DFW-LGW: 777 (2) DFW-CDG: 777 (1) DFW-FRA: 763 (1) DFW-ZRH: 763 (1) BOS-LHR: 763 (2) BOS-CDG: 763 (1) MIA-LHR: 777 (1) MIA-CDG: 763 (1...

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by panamair
Wed Jan 30, 2002 9:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Inter-Asia Flights Of US Carrier, Your Thoughts
Replies: 21
Views: 3124

RE: Inter-Asia Flights Of US Carrier, Your Thoughts

Ultimately, the more competition the better off the consumer...helps to keep fares down or at least reasonable. For example, when UA had their HKG-SIN service, they were offering some pretty good fares because they knew they could not compete with SQ/CX and others on frequency, etc.

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by panamair
Wed Jan 30, 2002 2:06 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Direct Flights BCN-JFK Again!
Replies: 8
Views: 1851

RE: Direct Flights BCN-JFK Again!

Delta will restart JFK-BCN nonstops daily using the 763 beginning Apr 1 and will also resume ATL-BCN 5 days a week (Wed-Sun) also using a 763 as well

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by panamair
Tue Jan 29, 2002 6:29 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Spring/Summer 2002 Transatlantic Schedule
Replies: 14
Views: 3215

RE: Delta Spring/Summer 2002 Transatlantic Schedule

Agree that JFK-LGW would not be viable at all: already too much competition from JFK (and all into the preferred airport - LHR)...even BA could not make a go of it (and they supposedly had a hub at LGW) - JFK-LGW was the first route they pulled after 9/11... As for JFK-DUB, no plans to bring it back...

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by panamair
Mon Jan 28, 2002 7:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Spring/Summer 2002 Transatlantic Schedule
Replies: 14
Views: 3215

Delta Spring/Summer 2002 Transatlantic Schedule

After much tinkering, I think Delta has finally settled on the following transatlantic schedule for the Spring/summer season: From Atlanta: DL 10 London LGW 763 DL 12 London LGW M11 DL 58 London LGW M11 DL 64 Manchester 777 DL 128/9 Dublin/Shannon 777 DL 22 Paris CDG 777 DL 28 Paris CDG 777 DL 38 Am...

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by panamair
Sun Jan 27, 2002 11:45 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Where Can I Still Fly A Scheduled 747SP?
Replies: 33
Views: 2600

Where Can I Still Fly A Scheduled 747SP?

Getting nostalgic here for the SP (loved those when they first started out at Pan Am from JFK to NRT and SFO to HKG) - does anyone know where one could still fly on one? I believe South African still uses them on their thrice-weekly BKK-JNB run, and maybe Iran Air still has a few running around but ...

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by panamair
Sun Jan 27, 2002 11:33 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why DL+AF & LH+ United But No BA/AA?
Replies: 14
Views: 3687

RE: Why DL+AF & LH+ United But No BA/AA?

Because CDG and FRA are not slot-restricted like LHR; because there is "open skies" agreement between the U.S. and France/Germany but not with the U.K... If AA wanted to add flights at FRA or CDG, nothing is going to stop them except for market demand/supply but DL, CO, NW, US, etc., cannot do the s...

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by panamair
Wed Jan 23, 2002 7:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Delta Transatlantic Flights
Replies: 12
Views: 3828

RE: New Delta Transatlantic Flights

In the news release, JFK-BCN will return Apr 1 daily (it was always seasonal anyway although previously it really didn't restart till May 1 or Jun 1)...sadly, all of the dropped flights after 9/11 (except for the JFK-BRU one which was restarted on 12/14/01 due to SN's demise) will not be returning: ...

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by panamair
Wed Jan 23, 2002 2:05 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Delta Transatlantic Flights
Replies: 12
Views: 3828

New Delta Transatlantic Flights

ATLANTA, Jan. 22 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Delta Air Lines (NYSE: DAL) will introduce nonstop service between Atlanta and Milan - Malpensa on April 1, 2002, and add a second nonstop flight between New York John F. Kennedy International and Paris on March 15, 2002. Air France will offer codeshare ser...

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by panamair
Sun Jan 20, 2002 4:11 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL From JFK To BOM
Replies: 6
Views: 2958

RE: DL From JFK To BOM

The news release said that they will use the 763 (just like today on JFK-FRA-BOM) but won't they have an issue on the JFK-CDG portion since that flight is used not only for BOM connections but also all the other European/African connections out of CDG? As it is, they're using the M11 now (and last n...

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by panamair
Sun Jan 20, 2002 4:06 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL MD-11 Into Zrh?
Replies: 10
Views: 2315

RE: DL MD-11 Into Zrh?

A whole bunch of transatlantic flights have recently been upgraded/switched to the M11s such as: ATL-ZRH (started January 1, 2002) JFK-CDG (started Nov 1, 2001) ATL-CDG (started Nov 1, 2001) ATL-AMS (can't remember when that started) The reason supposedly has to do with pilot contracts and the hours...

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by panamair
Sun Jan 20, 2002 3:54 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL MD-11
Replies: 19
Views: 1890

RE: DL MD-11

DL does use the M11 on its daily JFK-CDG-JFK flight (since Nov 2001, supposed to switch back to 763 Mar 15) - in fact, just flew it last night...ship N801DE (the very first one - still looked in pretty good shape) although the inflight crews hate working that a/c 'cause of insufficient galley space ...

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by panamair
Mon Jan 14, 2002 5:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: No More SQ Flights To Jfk?
Replies: 5
Views: 3456

RE: No More SQ Flights To Jfk?

SQ is still operating FRA-JFK but only 4X a week (I think Tue, Wed, Thu, Sat) for now due to the 9/11 cutbacks. The other 3X (Mon, Fri, Sun) it has service AMS-EWR; in this way, there is still daily service between SIN and NYC.

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by panamair
Mon Jan 14, 2002 3:59 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: How´s PanAm Doing?
Replies: 3
Views: 1194

RE: How´s PanAm Doing?

Since Pan Am III is privately held by Guilford, they don't release numbers but according to reports, etc., they seem to be doing fine with their Sanford/Orlando operations. They didn't have any layoffs after Sept 11 and in fact are still starting new pilot classes. They have also recently expanded i...

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by panamair
Tue Jan 08, 2002 5:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Pan Am 747 And A310 Interiors
Replies: 18
Views: 8938

RE: Pan Am 747 And A310 Interiors

Since we're doing favorites, here are a few other interesting ones: N4703U - Clipper Nautilus 747-122 (from UA) N4711U - Clipper Witch of The Waves 747-122 (from UA) N723PA - China Clipper II 747-212B (from SQ) N726PA - Clipper Cathay 747-212B (from SQ) N728PA - Clipper Water Witch 747-212B (from SQ...

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by panamair
Tue Jan 08, 2002 7:16 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Pan Am 747 And A310 Interiors
Replies: 18
Views: 8938

RE: Some Specifics

Great descriptions form CF-CPI (and very accurate too) - few additional comments: The 7 A310-200s were all reconfigured for transatlantic service as well (i.e., 3 cabin a/c, just like the -300s) although they did start out in a 2-class layout for the IGS operation; they had tail numbers starting fro...

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by panamair
Sun Jan 06, 2002 3:33 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air France: Worst Service In Europe?
Replies: 66
Views: 5021

RE: Air France: Worst Service In Europe?

I fly AF almost every week between CDG and ZRH and transatlantic CDG-JFK twice a month and in general, as I said in an earlier post, they have improved significantly from years ago but still have to work out some things...BUT the important part is that they WANT to do better - they frequently conduc...

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by panamair
Sat Jan 05, 2002 11:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta "C" Class
Replies: 6
Views: 3612

RE: Delta "C" Class

No, it's really just the First Class section on the 757. DL (and UA/AA) often market a Business Class on their short-haul Latin American flights (and consequently have no F Class on those same flights)

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by panamair
Sat Jan 05, 2002 11:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air France: Worst Service In Europe?
Replies: 66
Views: 5021

RE: Air France: Worst Service In Europe?

Air France is a lot better today than a few years ago when it was a typical badly-run bureaucracy but it still has room to improve...I would put them in the middle of the European carriers in terms of overall service - BA, VS, LH, SR, KL, and SK in IMHO all provide a more pleasant traveling experien...

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by panamair
Sat Jan 05, 2002 12:59 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Flight 1 And 2?
Replies: 10
Views: 1962

RE: United Flight 1 And 2?

There is no longer a nonstop LAX-HKG flight (i.e., UA1) after 9/11; UA805 LAX-HKG actually involves a stop in SFO. As FutureFO said earlier, they're looking at restarting LAX-HKG in the spring if market conditions are right...

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by panamair
Fri Jan 04, 2002 8:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta MD-11s On Transatlantic Flights.
Replies: 22
Views: 3701

RE: Delta MD-11s On Transatlantic Flights.

As of Jan 1, 2002, DL's M11 transatlantic schedule is as follows: ATL - CDG DL 22 Daily ATL - ZRH DL 66 Daily ATL - AMS DL 38 Daily ATL - LGW DL 58 Daily ATL - LGW DL 10 Wed, Fri only; the other daily ATL-LGW (DL 12) is a 772 ATL - DUB/SNN DL 129/128 Daily CVG - LGW DL 68 Thu, Sat only JFK - CDG DL ...

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by panamair
Fri Jan 04, 2002 3:48 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA International JFK Routes
Replies: 8
Views: 2524

RE: AA International JFK Routes

No, AA has JFK to LHR, CDG, and ZRH, not BRU; DL reinstated JFK-BRU in December

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by panamair
Fri Jan 04, 2002 3:47 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Transatlantic Ops
Replies: 43
Views: 2611

RE: Delta Transatlantic Ops

latest update is that the following are not coming back in March 02:
JFK-DUB/SNN
JFK-ZRH
JFK-TLV
JFK-CAI/DXB
Only JFK-MUC will be coming back Mar 15 so far and JFK-BRU has already been restarted mid-Dec'01

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by panamair
Tue Jan 01, 2002 9:56 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA's 767's
Replies: 4
Views: 1229

RE: AA's 767's

AA uses 763s or 762s on JFK SFO; the 763s (only one flight a day) are most likely International a/c so they will have 9 seats and these recline 180 degrees; on the 762s, they have the "international" model with 9 F seats and the "domestic" model with 14 F seats. Both of these do not recline to 180 d...

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by panamair
Mon Dec 31, 2001 1:57 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: El Al Security ... Best In World
Replies: 26
Views: 2998

RE: El Al Security...LJ

Actually, El Al did check Reid's shoes when he flew AMS-TLV last July - the security agents were so wary of him that they conducted personal searches on the man, including his footware...in addition, even after they found nothing on him, they were still concerned enough that they assigned him a wind...

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by panamair
Mon Dec 31, 2001 1:50 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: EWR-CDG (CO Double Daily Service)
Replies: 11
Views: 2751

RE: EWR-CDG (CO Double Daily Service)

Minor correction - actually the codeshares between CO and AF for flights beyond CDG to Africa, Middle East, etc., have already been dropped - can't remember when but I think it was last winter. Right now, they only codeshare on the CDG-EWR and CDG-IAH flights. As for the 2nd EWR-CDG flight coming ba...

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by panamair
Sat Dec 29, 2001 6:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Summer 02 News For Zrh?
Replies: 50
Views: 3193

RE: Summer 02 News For Zrh?

Delta will not be reinstating its JFK-ZRH flight on Mar 15 2002 as originally planned (probably 'cause AA is already in there)

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by panamair
Sat Dec 29, 2001 6:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Anniversary Of Pan-Am 103
Replies: 7
Views: 2798

RE: Anniversary Of Pan-Am 103

Thanks for the thoughts and comments...the incident still weighs heavily on many of our minds. The scary thing is that we could have had a repeat 13 years later to the day last Friday if the "shoe bomber" had gotten on board AA63 CDG-MIA as he originally tried to (his first attempt was on Dec 21 200...

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