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by dc8jet
Wed Jul 21, 2004 9:16 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Any Books About C.R. Smith?
Replies: 2
Views: 1578

Any Books About C.R. Smith?

Just wondering if anyone knows if there were ever any books written about C.R. Smith who was president of American for many, many years. I did a search but if there was one mentioned I missed it. Thanks

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by dc8jet
Mon Jul 19, 2004 11:42 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: B-52 On A 6,500 Ft Runway?
Replies: 2
Views: 3637

B-52 On A 6,500 Ft Runway?

Just was looking at the web site for the Elkhart Air Show. They list a B-52 as one of the static display aircraft. The longest runway at EKM is 6,500. Can they put a B-52 in there?

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by dc8jet
Mon Jul 19, 2004 3:27 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A Question About The Delta DC-3 Tour.
Replies: 1
Views: 3266

A Question About The Delta DC-3 Tour.

I just noticed on the tour schedule that the aircraft will be at DTW on August 9 which is my day off. Is the public invited or are these visits just for employees? Thanks

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by dc8jet
Mon Jul 19, 2004 3:23 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A Question For KY And TN Spotters.
Replies: 1
Views: 3132

A Question For KY And TN Spotters.

Last fall I drove to Pigeon Forge <acronym title="Air Tahiti Nui (France)">TN</acronym>. I stopped at an airport that had a road on a hill overlooking the cargo area. It looked like a great spot to shoot the freighters. I would like to return but can't remember if it was <acronym title="Lexington - ...

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by dc8jet
Sun Jul 18, 2004 10:15 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: "The Plane That Fell From The Sky"
Replies: 26
Views: 19700

RE: "The Plane That Fell From The Sky"

The aircraft was TWA B727-31 N840TW and it did happen on April 4, 1979 over Saginaw. It went from 39,000 to 5,000 in 63 seconds. There was some damage to the aircraft and an emergency landing was made at DTW.

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by dc8jet
Sat Jul 17, 2004 3:04 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Willow Run (YIP) - A Fun Place To Spot
Replies: 8
Views: 2875

RE: Willow Run (YIP) - A Fun Place To Spot

Can you believe that until after 9/11 quite a few areas of the airport had no fences. Down by hangar two which is where most of the aircraft were parked we would just walk out on the ramp and take pictures. Now everything is fenced in and security is much tighter. You never know what is going to pop...

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by dc8jet
Thu Jul 15, 2004 11:27 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airliners Flown By Only ONE Airline?
Replies: 101
Views: 11153

RE: Airliners Flown By Only ONE Airline?

Australian National and KLM both operated the DC-5. The Breguet BR 761/763/765 Deux Ponts was mainly operated by Air France. Air Algerie and Silver City each operated one briefly on lease. I think only about 20 were built.

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by dc8jet
Thu Jul 15, 2004 8:48 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Dade-Collier Airport
Replies: 13
Views: 3889

RE: Dade-Collier Airport

Thnks very much for the info. It seems a waste to keep it open.

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by dc8jet
Thu Jul 15, 2004 8:45 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: NWA's Defensiveness Of MSP, DTW, MEM
Replies: 9
Views: 3263

RE: NWA's Defensiveness Of MSP, DTW, MEM

NW pretty much matches the fares of the LCCs at <acronym title="Detroit - Metropolitan Wayne County (DTW / KDTW), USA - Michigan">DTW</acronym>. There was an article in today's Detroit News saying that in the past two weeks they have cut fares 30% to 75 destinations from <acronym title="Detroit - Me...

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by dc8jet
Tue Jul 13, 2004 9:24 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Dade-Collier Airport
Replies: 13
Views: 3889

Dade-Collier Airport

Just wondering if Dade-Collier airport outside of Miami is still in operation.As I recall it was never used for much of anything except training flights.

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by dc8jet
Tue Jul 13, 2004 8:45 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: ? About JAL DC-8-62'S
Replies: 20
Views: 4045

RE:? About JAL DC-8-62'S

There was a JAL 62 that landed in San Francisco Bay about 3 miles short of the runway at <acronym title="San Francisco - International (SFO / KSFO), USA - California">SFO</acronym>.It landed gear down in about 9 feet of water. There were no serious injuries and the aircraft was rebuilt and later fle...

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by dc8jet
Tue Jul 13, 2004 4:44 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: ? About JAL DC-8-62'S
Replies: 20
Views: 4045

RE:? About JAL DC-8-62'S

JAL took delivery of 15 DC-8-62s. Of those 5 were freighters. Three DC-8-62s wre written off while serving with JAL.

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by dc8jet
Thu Jul 08, 2004 10:55 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: President Bush At Kptk
Replies: 6
Views: 1615

RE: President Bush At Kptk

I was thinking along the same lines as I don't think they can get a 747 in there. A PACE 757 arrived at PTK at 4:10. Any idea what it was doing there?

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by dc8jet
Wed Jun 30, 2004 8:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emery-What Airline Would Operate A DC-8 For Them?
Replies: 9
Views: 3154

RE: Emery-What Airline Would Operate A DC-8 For Them?

If you are talking DC-8s I think you would be limited to Arrow Air, ATI or Murray Air or Astar. I don't think Airborne/DHL or UPS charters out their aircraft. Please let us know what shows up.

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by dc8jet
Wed Jun 30, 2004 8:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DC-6 Over Daytona
Replies: 20
Views: 2248

RE: DC-6 Over Daytona

The Convair operator at DAB is Trans Florida Airlines.

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by dc8jet
Tue Jun 29, 2004 3:52 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Transamerica
Replies: 7
Views: 1861

RE: Transamerica

Transamerica dates back to 1948. It was a supplemental airline owned by billionair Kirk Kerkorian. It was called Los Angeles Air Services. I know they operated some Lockheed Constellations. In 1960 the name was changed to Trans International Airlines (<acronym title="Tirana - Rinas International (Mo...

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by dc8jet
Fri Jun 25, 2004 9:28 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Aviation Number Plates?
Replies: 27
Views: 3467

RE: Aviation Number Plates?

My Michigan plate is DC8 JET

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by dc8jet
Fri Jun 18, 2004 11:26 am
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: My First Encounter With The Law At DFW
Replies: 21
Views: 6310

RE: My First Encounter With The Law At DFW

I fail to understand why time after time peole just go into a parking lot or some other area of an airport and start taking pictures. In this day and age they see someone hanging around they are going to call the police to check it out. The magic word is ASK FIRST! Go there during regular business h...

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by dc8jet
Fri Jun 18, 2004 10:58 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Is Champion Air Owned By Northwest Airlines?
Replies: 11
Views: 4134

RE: Is Champion Air Owned By Northwest Airlines?

Front Page Tours was a tour operator which leased 5 727s from Express One . MGM Grand Air was a scheduled airline operating upscale service. Since the scheduled operation wasn't going well they went into the sports charter business. In 1994 MGM sold the airline to a company called Grand Holdings whi...

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by dc8jet
Fri Jun 18, 2004 10:29 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 7E7- What To Do With All The Surplus 75/67?
Replies: 23
Views: 6152

RE: 7E7- What To Do With All The Surplus 75/67?

They can always use those 757s to replace the NW DC-9s.....Just Kidding!!!!

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by dc8jet
Tue Jun 15, 2004 11:37 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Who Is Red Wing Airways?
Replies: 7
Views: 3992

RE: Who Is Red Wing Airways?

I had done a search but had entered Red Wing instead of Redwing and got nothing. That thread centered around a DC-9. I wonder if it is the same outfit and they operate Convairs too.I'm sure it's a freighter as <acronym title="Detroit - Willow Run (YIP / KYIP), USA - Michigan">YIP</acronym> is all ca...

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by dc8jet
Tue Jun 15, 2004 7:23 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What Is A Convair CV-770?
Replies: 13
Views: 7415

RE: What Is A Convair CV-770?

Lockheed built four C-121 Constellations with P&W turboprops for the Navy. Two were later transferred to the Air Force and operated as <acronym title="Flight West Airlines (Australia)">YC</acronym>-121Fs. The Air Force also had two turboprop <acronym title="Flight West Airlines (Australia)">YC</acro...

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by dc8jet
Tue Jun 15, 2004 7:00 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Who Is Red Wing Airways?
Replies: 7
Views: 3992

Who Is Red Wing Airways?

Every so often Flytecomm shows an airline called Red Wing Airways flying into <acronym title="Detroit - Willow Run (YIP / KYIP), USA - Michigan">YIP</acronym>. It says they operate Convair 580/640/600 equipment. Does anyone know who they are and what specific aircraft they operate? And no they are n...

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by dc8jet
Mon Jun 14, 2004 8:48 pm
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: What Is Slide Cleaner?
Replies: 3
Views: 2235

RE: What Is Slide Cleaner?

Thanks very much for the info. I have been shooting slides for over 20 years and have never heard of this stuff. I'll give it a try.

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by dc8jet
Mon Jun 14, 2004 11:23 am
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: What Is Slide Cleaner?
Replies: 3
Views: 2235

What Is Slide Cleaner?

I was going to bid on a slide collection on eBay. I contacted the seller to see what condition the slides were in as far as scratches and dirt. He mentioned some had some dirt spots and fingerprints but slide cleaner should take care of it. I have never heard of any way to clean slides. Any info wou...

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by dc8jet
Mon Jun 14, 2004 11:11 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Extinct Aircraft?
Replies: 16
Views: 2043

RE: Extinct Aircraft?

There is a B-50 on display at the Air Force Museum. I believe they also have an F-107 in the restoration area.

Also just thought of the Convair XC-99 transport and the Lockheed Constitution transport.

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by dc8jet
Mon Jun 14, 2004 8:13 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Does Anyone Know About Comco?
Replies: 13
Views: 6333

RE: Does Anyone Know About Comco?

COMCO operates 2 757s. I don't know about any other aircraft types.

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by dc8jet
Mon Jun 14, 2004 8:00 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What Is A Convair CV-770?
Replies: 13
Views: 7415

RE: What Is A Convair CV-770?

Two <acronym title="Cargolux (Luxembourg) and Air Chathams (New Zealand)">CV</acronym>-340s serial numbers 91 and 131 were converted to Allison T-56 power for the air force and designated <acronym title="Flight West Airlines (Australia)">YC</acronym>-131C. When they were sold surplus they were given...

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by dc8jet
Sun Jun 13, 2004 11:44 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Extinct Aircraft?
Replies: 16
Views: 2043

RE: Extinct Aircraft?

The Boeing B377 Stratocruiser in it's original form. There were some that were converted to The Super Guppys and I think several are still in museums. How about the DC-5 Republic Rainbow Bristol Brabazon Avro Jetliner Handley Page Hermes C-74 Globemaster Pan Am was going to order it and call it the ...

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by dc8jet
Fri Jun 11, 2004 12:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Photo Taking Banned Since 9/11 In The US?
Replies: 74
Views: 9132

RE: Photo Taking Banned Since 9/11 In The US?

One way to avoid these problerms is to contact the airport. If possible send them an email in advance. If you can't do that stop at the airport office when you get there.Find out exactly what you can and can't do.If you have been told it is ok to take photos and you continue to be given a hard time ...

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by dc8jet
Wed Jun 09, 2004 11:04 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DC-8 Returns In Passenger Service!
Replies: 54
Views: 12431

RE: DC-8 Returns In Passenger Service!

I think everyone is missing something here as far as the DC-8s go. There are no series 63 and 70 passenger aircraft left. The expense would too great to convert a freighter back to passenger configuration! I think at one time the government of Gabon had an executive 73 series aircraft. I am not sure...

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by dc8jet
Mon Jun 07, 2004 4:00 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Reagan Funeral Airplane
Replies: 85
Views: 14680

RE: Reagan Funeral Airplane

While on the subject of Presidential aircraft I just finished reading The Flying White House by <acronym title="LAB Flying Service (USA)">JF</acronym> terHorst and Ralph Albertazzie. It was published in 1979 and is a very good history of Air Force One. If you can find a copy it is very good reading....

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by dc8jet
Sun May 30, 2004 11:26 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Welcome To Mooseport!
Replies: 11
Views: 2547

RE: Welcome To Mooseport!

It's quite obvious that you have never been to Mooseport!!!

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by dc8jet
Fri May 28, 2004 12:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Former "regional" Airlines That Flew Jets
Replies: 4
Views: 3458

RE: Former "regional" Airlines That Flew Jets

Best was a very small carrier. I don't think they ever operated more than 2 or 3 aircraft at a time. They did not operate the BAC-111 they had DC-9-10 series aircraft. Mohawk had BAC-111s.Altair had F-28s. Air Illinois operated the BAC-111 as did Cascade and Atlantic Gulf.Mid Pacific in Hawaii opera...

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by dc8jet
Thu May 27, 2004 10:56 am
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: Spotting At FLL
Replies: 10
Views: 3434

RE: Spotting At FLL

I recently received a letter from a photographer that had paid a recent visit to <acronym title="Fort Lauderdale - Hollywood International (FLL / KFLL), USA - Florida">FLL</acronym>. He mentioned that you were allowed to shoot thru the fence but if you have a ladder it must be six feet from the fenc...

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by dc8jet
Thu May 27, 2004 10:20 am
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: Spotting From The Top Of Airport Parking Garages
Replies: 12
Views: 7164

RE: Spotting From The Top Of Airport Parking Garages

The best way to find out is to contact the airport that you are interested in and ask them. Send them a letter or email and ask where at the airport are you allowed to watch aircraft. If you receive a reply be sure to take it with you when you go.

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by dc8jet
Tue May 25, 2004 4:32 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 727 With Afterburners!
Replies: 16
Views: 8470

RE: 727 With Afterburners!

I seem ro recall that American installed JATO on a DC-4 freighter many years ago. I saw a Canadian Armed Forces C-130 make a JATO assisted take off. It was quite impressive.

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by dc8jet
Fri May 21, 2004 8:28 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United 727s In Europe
Replies: 17
Views: 5016

RE: United 727s In Europe

Thanks very much for the info

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by dc8jet
Fri May 21, 2004 5:12 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United 727s In Europe
Replies: 17
Views: 5016

United 727s In Europe

Today I received a slide of a United 727 taken in 1992. In the backround there is a Lufthansa 737 landing. Did United ever operate any 727s within Europe?

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by dc8jet
Tue May 11, 2004 12:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PAN Am DC-7B Operation.
Replies: 9
Views: 4096

RE: PAN Am DC-7B Operation.

The DC-7 did not have the range to compete with the L1049C Constellation. The DC-7B was developed to keep pace with the Connie. It was pretty much like the Standard DC-7 except for an optional slightly higher maximum take off weight and an inproved flap operating system The biggest difference is tha...

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by dc8jet
Mon May 10, 2004 8:59 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Was The DC-8 Better Than The 707?
Replies: 19
Views: 4832

RE: Was The DC-8 Better Than The 707?

The DC-8 would have sold better if they had come out with the 60 series earlier. Just a rough guess but there are maybe 100 DC-8s still active and quite a few in storage.

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by dc8jet
Mon May 10, 2004 8:54 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: "Fate Is The Hunter" Airliner Crash Movie 60's
Replies: 14
Views: 18024

RE: "Fate Is The Hunter" Airliner Crash Movie 60's

I seem to remember that the aircraft used was a CV-240/340/440

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by dc8jet
Mon May 10, 2004 8:39 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Airlines And Aircraft You Have Flown On
Replies: 104
Views: 11381

RE: Airlines And Aircraft You Have Flown On

AMERICAN B707 B720 B727-100 B727-200 BAC-111 MOHAWK BAC-111 BRANIFF B727-100 B727-200 NORTH CENTRAL <acronym title="Cargolux (Luxembourg) and Air Chathams (New Zealand)">CV</acronym>-440 DC-9-30 ALLEGHENY <acronym title="Cargolux (Luxembourg) and Air Chathams (New Zealand)">CV</acronym>-440 BAC-111 ...

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by dc8jet
Sun May 09, 2004 6:41 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airline Owned Memorabilia Stores
Replies: 16
Views: 4046

RE: Airline Owned Memorabilia Stores

DELTA

http://www.deltamuseum.org

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by dc8jet
Thu May 06, 2004 10:48 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Unusual Jet Near DAY
Replies: 7
Views: 2392

RE: Unusual Jet Near DAY

Spirit's old colors had a blue bottom, as do USA 3000, America West and US<acronym title="Air France">AF</acronym>. It could have been an executive airliner type. I saw an executive 757 with a blue bottom at <acronym title="Detroit - Metropolitan Wayne County (DTW / KDTW), USA - Michigan">DTW</acron...

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by dc8jet
Sun May 02, 2004 10:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The Aircraft You Want To Fly On But Haven't Yet
Replies: 94
Views: 10189

RE: The Aircraft You Want To Fly On But Haven't Yet

A DC-8. I've just never been in the right place to get on one. Seems like when I have flown somewhere the only airlines flying there didn't operate DC-8s. The only chance I have now is a cockpit ride in a freighter and my chances of that are slim and none.

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by dc8jet
Sun May 02, 2004 12:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Oddity At Kyip Today.
Replies: 5
Views: 2046

RE: Oddity At Kyip Today.

Did it land or just do a touch and go? Could have been a training flight. The military types do go in and out of civil airports that don't have too much traffic. I have seen military transports shooting landings at <acronym title="Detroit - Willow Run (YIP / KYIP), USA - Michigan">YIP</acronym> befo...

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by dc8jet
Sun May 02, 2004 5:18 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Arrow Air At MIA
Replies: 1
Views: 2500

RE: Arrow Air At MIA

I just checked flytecomm and they showed 6 Arrow arrivals today at <acronym title="Miami - International (MIA / KMIA), USA - Florida">MIA</acronym>. Five were listed as DC-8s and no aircraft type shown for the other. I tried their web site but it looks like it's down. Go to www.ibt747.org and click ...

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by dc8jet
Fri Apr 30, 2004 9:21 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Shortest Flight On A Widebody?
Replies: 220
Views: 15822

RE: Shortest Flight On A Widebody?

I flew an Eastern A300 MIA-FLL in 1981

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by dc8jet
Mon Apr 26, 2004 6:39 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 747 At SAN
Replies: 22
Views: 3741

RE: 747 At SAN

United used to fly <acronym title="San Diego - International / Lindbergh Field (SAN / KSAN), USA - California">SAN</acronym>-<acronym title="Los Angeles - International (LAX / KLAX), USA - California">LAX</acronym>-<acronym title="Honolulu - International / Hickam AFB (HNL / HIK / PHNL / PHIK), USA ...

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