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by ntspelich
Fri Sep 12, 2003 1:42 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Singapore Airlines Jet Delayed After Child Smuggle
Replies: 9
Views: 3139

RE: Singapore Airlines Jet Delayed After Child Smuggle

grossly inconveniencing 370 passengers and numerous crew members

Who cares? Yes, sorry people didn't get where they had to be when they wanted to be there, but I think that a slight time delay is kind of outweighed by a child being unlawfully taken out of the country.

NS

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by ntspelich
Thu Sep 11, 2003 10:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Big East/Pittsburgh Charter Airline?
Replies: 1
Views: 2058

RE: Big East/Pittsburgh Charter Airline?

I asked my friend on the team, he said that the last two years it has been on US, but since they're yet to have any away games this year, who knows. Probably US again I'd figure.

NS

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by ntspelich
Thu Sep 11, 2003 10:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA Proposes Big Gate Shuffle At DEN
Replies: 56
Views: 8762

RE: UA Proposes Big Gate Shuffle At DEN

LoneStarMike: My understanding is that in a case like that it would be the airport authority's cost. Somsone please correct me if I'm wrong. Why would <acronym title="United Airlines (USA)">UA</acronym> want US to move to A, when at most airports with minimal US ops it seems that <acronym title="Uni...

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by ntspelich
Thu Sep 11, 2003 8:59 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Best Special Livery
Replies: 21
Views: 3587

RE: Best Special Livery

I've said it before, and I'm sure I'll say it again, but how could I forget this one? <br><center><font color="#EEEEEE" size="1" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva"><a href="/open.file/221278/L/" target="_blank">View Large</a> <a href="/open.file/221278/M/" target="_blank">View Medium<br><IMG SRC="/phot...

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by ntspelich
Thu Sep 11, 2003 4:11 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Will More Star Alliance Carriers Start SFO Service
Replies: 7
Views: 2998

RE: Will More Star Alliance Carriers Start SFO Service

<i>LOT and Austrian would very likely not work out at all in San Francisco. LOT couldn't fly to <acronym title="San Francisco - International (SFO / KSFO), USA - California">SFO</acronym> either, because San Francsico is not one of the designated US-Poland gateways, even under the new US-Poland bila...

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by ntspelich
Thu Sep 11, 2003 2:19 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: US Airways/Star Alliance Info
Replies: 1
Views: 3229

US Airways/Star Alliance Info

While I was on the phone with US Airway's Dividend Miles today, I asked when members would be able to earn mileage on Lufthansa flights, hoping it would be before US enters Star Alliance (since there was no announced date for US's entry or the US-LH Memo of Understanding to take effect). After being...

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by ntspelich
Wed Sep 10, 2003 10:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Commercial Jets Screen Savers
Replies: 11
Views: 6501

RE: Commercial Jets Screen Savers

Whatever you do, don't use the <acronym title="Korean Air">KE</acronym> 747 screen saver! Installed that one on my computer and things just never worked the same again.  <img src="/discussions/graphics/frown.gif" ALT="Sad"> Although, the KLM "Schipol ad" is pretty cool. <a href="http://www.klm....

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by ntspelich
Tue Sep 09, 2003 10:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Flight# That Is Not A Flight
Replies: 21
Views: 3757

RE: Flight# That Is Not A Flight

UA used to have flight numbers on shuttle busses from ORD to various small airports, such as RFD.

FI has (had?) flight numbers on some Amtrak trains.

NS

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by ntspelich
Mon Sep 08, 2003 7:49 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Any Flying Superstitions/rituals?
Replies: 46
Views: 6338

RE: Any Flying Superstitions/rituals?

Get there super early and take lots of pictures.

NS

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by ntspelich
Mon Sep 08, 2003 7:45 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest Serves PIT?!?!
Replies: 10
Views: 2068

RE: Southwest Serves PIT?!?!

True. I was thinking at least pull up a 737 (even if it does take up 2 gate spaces, since no one else will be there) pull out some steps and that way if it's a VIP charter or something and they didn't want to use AGC, they would have a lot less foot traffic to deal with leaving the airport. For exam...

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by ntspelich
Mon Sep 08, 2003 7:41 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest Serves PIT?!?!
Replies: 10
Views: 2068

RE: Southwest Serves PIT?!?!

E just sit there collecting dust, or be utilized for charters and such?

NS

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by ntspelich
Mon Sep 08, 2003 7:26 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest Serves PIT?!?!
Replies: 10
Views: 2068

RE: Southwest Serves PIT?!?!

Why are the E gates partially closed? Cut backs in US Express service I take it? I flew PIT-TTN in May and it appeared to me that there was a regular amount of traffic going in and out of the E gates, but then again, the last time I had been in that part of the airport was about 6 years ago, so my m...

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by ntspelich
Mon Sep 08, 2003 7:23 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: US Airways And Star Alliance
Replies: 7
Views: 4178

RE: US Airways And Star Alliance

To me, and this is just my opinion, it would make the most sense for US to paint an A330 (their "flagship" in their own words) and as N628AU said, an EMB170 or two. The A330 would be their statement that they're more of a player in the world airline community, thanks to Star Alliance, while the EMB1...

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by ntspelich
Sun Sep 07, 2003 2:42 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LOT - Bye, Bye AA, Hello United!
Replies: 13
Views: 3726

RE: LOT - Bye, Bye AA, Hello United!

Any word on the 30 cities that will recieve LOT flight numbers as part of the codeshare?

NS

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by ntspelich
Sun Sep 07, 2003 2:19 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: EU Customs Clearance Question
Replies: 11
Views: 4783

RE: EU Customs Clearance Question

I´m afraid it gets more and more confusing for poor ntspelich

doh!

NS

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by ntspelich
Sun Sep 07, 2003 12:59 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: EU Customs Clearance Question
Replies: 11
Views: 4783

RE: EU Customs Clearance Question

Thanks for the help

NS

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by ntspelich
Sat Sep 06, 2003 1:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: EU Customs Clearance Question
Replies: 11
Views: 4783

EU Customs Clearance Question

Next month I will be lucky enough to travel to a couple of destinations throughout the EU. My initial flight will be from <acronym title="Baltimore / Washington - International (Friendship) (BWI / KBWI), USA - Maryland">BWI</acronym> to <acronym title="Dublin (- Collinstown) (DUB / EIDW), Ireland">D...

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by ntspelich
Sat Sep 06, 2003 1:14 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ever Caught A Gate Agent In A Lie
Replies: 85
Views: 6339

RE: Ever Caught A Gate Agent In A Lie

True, it may have wavered on the line of blackmailing, I think that it was entirely acceptable and right to do. As a customer, you expect a certain level of service for your money; in this case a flight to take place as scheduled. These expectations are then increased when you have connections o mak...

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by ntspelich
Thu Sep 04, 2003 10:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: On Which Carrier Did You Fly Into AMS/EHAM
Replies: 30
Views: 4806

RE: On Which Carrier Did You Fly Into AMS/EHAM

I've always gone on NW 38 BOS-AMS DC-10-30

NS

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by ntspelich
Tue Sep 02, 2003 1:14 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Will There Be A Bigger Boeing Jumbo?
Replies: 32
Views: 6074

RE: Will There Be A Bigger Boeing Jumbo?

Hadn't a design dubbed the 747-X been passed around by Boeing to compete with the A380? I believe it simply called for stretching the fuselage where the upper deck curves down to the main cabin, but Boeing pulled the pug on this one while it was nothing more than some ink on a page.

NS

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by ntspelich
Tue Sep 02, 2003 12:13 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: No CC Required On UA Now.
Replies: 8
Views: 3497

RE: No CC Required On UA Now.

Thank God. Last Christmas I went to fly back home to see my family and almost couldn't because the card that I had used to purchase the tickets with had been stolen a few days before. After some begging and pleading I convinced the agent to resell me my seat at the same price if I could get enough c...

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by ntspelich
Mon Sep 01, 2003 11:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airports With Jet Bridges For RJs
Replies: 68
Views: 8169

RE: Airports With Jet Bridges For RJs

PIT has bridges for US Express and American Eagle. I'm not sure if CO uses them though.

NS

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by ntspelich
Sat Aug 30, 2003 10:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airlines You'd Like To See At Your Home Airport?
Replies: 109
Views: 14773

RE: Airlines You'd Like To See At Your Home Airport?

These would be nice at <acronym title="Pittsburgh - International (Greater Pittsburgh) (PIT / KPIT), USA - Pennsylvania">PIT</acronym>: <acronym title="JetBlue Airways (USA)">B6</acronym> <acronym title="Lufthansa (Germany)">LH</acronym> <acronym title="Air Canada">AC</acronym> (mainline or Tango; j...

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by ntspelich
Fri Aug 29, 2003 5:23 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: US Airways Int'l First Class
Replies: 12
Views: 3908

RE: US Airways Int'l First Class

Any reason why US is getting rid of the flatbeds? Seams like a step backwards to me.

NS

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by ntspelich
Fri Aug 29, 2003 4:28 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Determining Load Factors
Replies: 2
Views: 1425

RE: Determining Load Factors

For individual routes or system-wide, though?

NS

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by ntspelich
Fri Aug 29, 2003 4:03 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Determining Load Factors
Replies: 2
Views: 1425

Determining Load Factors

Maybe I'm just not looking in the right places, but does anyone have any recommendations on where to find various load factors for US-based airlines? Or are these numbers not even supposed to be public?

Any tips on where to look would be great.

Thanks
NS

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by ntspelich
Fri Aug 29, 2003 3:44 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: US Airways - PIT Disput Getting Ugly
Replies: 52
Views: 6385

RE: US Airways - PIT Dispute Getting Ugly

I found the article that I had mentioned before. It wasn't County Exec. Roddey going after <acronym title="Southwest Airlines (USA)">WN</acronym>, it was the County Airport Executive. Same difference. <a href="https://www.post-gazette.com/localnews/20030415southwest0415p3.asp">Pittsburgh Internation...

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by ntspelich
Fri Aug 29, 2003 2:22 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Your DC-10 Memories
Replies: 60
Views: 5861

RE: Your DC-10 Memories

Being delayed 5 1/2 hours in <acronym title="Boston - General Edward Lawrence Logan International (BOS / KBOS), USA - Massachusetts">BOS</acronym> waiting for a replacement oil pump to come in on the next flight <acronym title="Northwest Airlines (USA)">NW</acronym> from <acronym title="Detroit - Me...

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by ntspelich
Fri Aug 29, 2003 1:42 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: US Airways - PIT Disput Getting Ugly
Replies: 52
Views: 6385

RE: US Airways - PIT Disput Getting Ugly

A couple months back the Allegheny County Airport Authority approached <acronym title="Southwest Airlines (USA)">WN</acronym> about starting ops at <acronym title="Pittsburgh - International (Greater Pittsburgh) (PIT / KPIT), USA - Pennsylvania">PIT</acronym>, but they didn't seem too interested in ...

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by ntspelich
Fri Aug 29, 2003 1:27 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: US Airways - PIT Disput Getting Ugly
Replies: 52
Views: 6385

RE: US Airways - PIT Disput Getting Ugly

No shock to me. Boy is that airport going to be empty without the 3 concourses of US planes.

NS

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by ntspelich
Thu Aug 28, 2003 12:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Need A New Background: What Is Your Favorit Pic?
Replies: 29
Views: 5066

RE: Need A New Background: What Is Your Favorit Pic?

Put this one up today as a way of coping with the heat and humidity. <br><center><font color="#EEEEEE" size="1" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva"><a href="/open.file/344965/L/" target="_blank">View Large</a> <a href="/open.file/344965/M/" target="_blank">View Medium<br><IMG SRC="/photos/small/5/6/9/34...

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by ntspelich
Thu Aug 28, 2003 8:51 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why No ATA Frequent Flyer Program?
Replies: 8
Views: 2886

RE: Why No ATA Frequent Flyer Program?

ATA kinda/sorta/maybe has a <acronym title="Tower Air (USA)">FF</acronym> program. I knew when I flew them in July they were advertising that they just extended their "ATA Travel Rewards" program until Jan 2005. 3 r/t and you can get a free companion ticket. <a href="http://www.ata.com/whats_hot/tra...

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by ntspelich
Thu Aug 28, 2003 2:34 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Force One Questions
Replies: 5
Views: 2932

RE: Air Force One Questions

I remember about 5 or 6 years ago that President Clinton flew to CMI to give a speech at the Univ. of Illinois. It had been raining all morning and when USAF1 was taxing off, it made the turn too wide (at least for the airport which is configured mainly for turboprops and rjs) and the front gear got...

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by ntspelich
Wed Aug 27, 2003 12:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What Happened To Valuejet?
Replies: 25
Views: 15784

RE: What Happened To Valuejet?

My bad on the mixed up info; guess I got fed the wrong info.

NS

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by ntspelich
Wed Aug 27, 2003 12:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumor About JetBlue: No Service To MHT
Replies: 14
Views: 5236

RE: Rumor About JetBlue: No Service To MHT

I know it's a rumor, but B6, PIT.

Woo-hoo!

NS

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by ntspelich
Wed Aug 27, 2003 5:14 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What Happened To Valuejet?
Replies: 25
Views: 15784

RE: What Happened To Valuejet?

In fact, now that I think about it, AirTran's callsign is "citrus" and code is <acronym title="Airtran (USA)">FL</acronym>, the same ones that ValuJet used before they ceased ops. But, I'm sure that most people knew that already so I guess I'm just posting to read my own words. (Is that like talking...

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by ntspelich
Wed Aug 27, 2003 4:17 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What Happened To Valuejet?
Replies: 25
Views: 15784

RE: What Happened To Valuejet?

Tran as in Transportation if I'm not mistaken. Makes sense to me.

NS

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by ntspelich
Wed Aug 27, 2003 12:00 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Should One Name And Shame Bad Cabin Crew?
Replies: 141
Views: 10673

RE: Should One Name And Shame Bad Cabin Crew?

Take a chill pill peeps! Big grin

NS

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by ntspelich
Tue Aug 26, 2003 11:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What Chicago Airport Do You Like Better?
Replies: 17
Views: 4864

RE: What Chicago Airport Do You Like Better?

I like <acronym title="Chicago - Midway (MDW / KMDW), USA - Illinois">MDW</acronym> because it's easier to get in and out of, but <acronym title="Chicago - O'Hare International (ORD / KORD), USA - Illinois">ORD</acronym> takes the cake for actually being able to go places. Plus, my beloved Star Alli...

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by ntspelich
Tue Aug 26, 2003 11:32 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Airline Credit Cards
Replies: 17
Views: 2354

RE: Airline Credit Cards

I just use Blue from American Express also. Sign up for membership rewards, each $1 is a point. Get 2000 points, transfer them to a FF program, or save them up for other airline rewards. A nice selection of non-airline rewards also. No annual fee too.

NS

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by ntspelich
Tue Aug 26, 2003 11:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: ATA To Increase Flights To DCA And MSP
Replies: 13
Views: 4454

RE: ATA To Increase Flights To DCA And MSP

<i>ATA is the only way from Chicago to <acronym title="Minneapolis / St. Paul - International / Wold Chamberlain Field (MSP / KMSP), USA - Minnesota">MSP</acronym>, and six per day makes it even better.</i> Not true, <acronym title="Northwest Airlines (USA)">NW</acronym> has non-stops from <acronym ...

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by ntspelich
Tue Aug 26, 2003 6:33 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What Colours Do The A320 Look Best In?
Replies: 43
Views: 5521

RE: What Colours Do The A320 Look Best In?

B6 has to be the best. Stylish, sophisticated, simple. <br><table align=center border=0 width=500><tr><td><center><font color="#EEEEEE" size="1" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva"><a href="/open.file/405592/L/" target="_blank">View Large</a> <a href="/open.file/405592/M/" target="_blank">View Medium<br...

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by ntspelich
Tue Aug 26, 2003 4:40 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Having Recorded Material X-rayed
Replies: 2
Views: 1526

RE: Having Recorded Material X-rayed

CD's are fine and can be X-rayed without a problem. As for cassettes, that's a different story. I spent a good part of my college years traveling around and recording concerts. Any chance I got, I would remove the cassettes (in this case digital) from my bags to be screened and take them through the...

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by ntspelich
Sun Aug 24, 2003 8:54 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA 737 At TET?!
Replies: 6
Views: 3210

RE: UA 737 At TET?!

Damn, B6 was at PIT yesterday...I knew that I should have taken the day off, but no, I decided to go in anyway.

NS

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by ntspelich
Sat Aug 23, 2003 1:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: US Lost Baggage Procedures - Is This Normal?
Replies: 15
Views: 4383

RE: US Lost Baggage Procedures - Is This Normal?

Thanks for all the input.

After 2 1/2 days (out of a 5 day vacation) his bag arrived, after he had to go and buy a new suit in order to go to dinner or something like that, plus other items.

NS

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by ntspelich
Sat Aug 23, 2003 11:13 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What Was You First Impression Of The 747
Replies: 25
Views: 6262

RE: What Was You First Impression Of The 747

The 747 is the whole reason that I love aviation so much. I remember driving by <acronym title="Chicago - O'Hare International (ORD / KORD), USA - Illinois">ORD</acronym> once as a kid, going to the IceCapades or something like that at the Rosemont Horizon across the highway, and seeing a 747 coming...

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by ntspelich
Sat Aug 23, 2003 3:24 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: US Lost Baggage Procedures - Is This Normal?
Replies: 15
Views: 4383

US Lost Baggage Procedures - Is This Normal?

My friend just got back from Aruba for his honeymoon. On the way there, his baggage was lost somewhere in <acronym title="Philadelphia - International (PHL / KPHL), USA - Pennsylvania">PHL</acronym>. Upon getting to Aruba and finding out he was bagless, US said that he'd receive $50 USD as compensat...

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by ntspelich
Sat Aug 23, 2003 3:16 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Sports Teams And Charters - Who Flies What?
Replies: 57
Views: 9173

RE: Sports Teams And Charters - Who Flies What?

I remember seeing on Airport on Discovery Wings that the British National Cricket Team flew on a rev BA 777.

NS

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by ntspelich
Sat Aug 23, 2003 3:08 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Which US Airports Had Transatl. Service In 1977?
Replies: 26
Views: 4866

RE: Which US Airports Had Transatl. Service In 1977?

Like I mentioned, I was looking at bad scans of old timetables, so you could imagine what all of the red lines looked like bunched up on the eastern seaboard.

Sorry for the misinformation

NS

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by ntspelich
Sat Aug 23, 2003 2:40 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Which US Airports Had Transatl. Service In 1977?
Replies: 26
Views: 4866

RE: Which US Airports Had Transatl. Service In 1977?

PanAm was operating transatlantic service from New York (Idlewild/<acronym title="New York - John F. Kennedy International (Idlewild) (JFK / KJFK), USA - New York">JFK</acronym>), <acronym title="Philadelphia - International (PHL / KPHL), USA - Pennsylvania">PHL</acronym>, WAS, <acronym title="Bosto...

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