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by IMissPiedmont
Mon Jun 18, 2001 8:19 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What Was The Plane Used In Final Destination?
Replies: 31
Views: 5081

RE: What Was The Plane Used In Final Destination?

I've never seen it. Sounds like I need to find it and watch it. Thanks all. :O

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by IMissPiedmont
Mon Jun 18, 2001 8:14 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: How Did You Become So Interested In Airplanes?
Replies: 45
Views: 3119

RE: How Did You Become So Interested In Airplanes?

When I was a small child I lived on a farm in Western Pennsylvania (US). I remember seeing Allegheny DC-3s and Convairs flying toward Pittsburgh. I was hooked before I ever saw my first real airlplane in August 1968. As an aside, we spent the night before my first flight at an airport hotel at Pitts...

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by IMissPiedmont
Mon Jun 18, 2001 7:28 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What Airplane Has Flown The Most Cycles?
Replies: 8
Views: 5685

RE: What Airplane Has Flown The Most Cycles?

In terms of cycles, the highest I know for sure, is an ex USAirways DC-9-30 N942VJ. It had 89475 cycles upon its retirement on March 2, 1999. I'm very certain that many of the NW DC-9s have many more cycles by now. 707s and DC-8s do not have a lot of cycles due to the fact that they operated longer ...

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by IMissPiedmont
Sun Jun 17, 2001 1:13 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What Is Criteria For Being An "Intl" Airport?
Replies: 13
Views: 8660

RE: What Is Criteria For Being An "Intl" Airport?

International, at least in the US, simply means that it has customs service available. Runway length is irrelevant.

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by IMissPiedmont
Sun Jun 17, 2001 1:00 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A380-Where Would You Sit : Top Or Bottom Deck?
Replies: 3
Views: 3563

RE: A380-Where Would You Sit : Top Or Bottom Deck?

Of course if you are on the top deck when it fell, you'd be just as dead. Not a real threat though. I really don't ever want ride an A380 anyway. Can you imagine the scene at the gate with 450-500 people boarding 1 airplane? It's bad enough with 350-400 as it is on a 747. (another airplane that I av...

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by IMissPiedmont
Sat Jun 16, 2001 2:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Differenciating 747-400s?
Replies: 26
Views: 2245

RE: Differenciating 747-400s?

You can't really tell from the livery either. United has two -451s in it's fleet and several airlines have -4Q8s. Hoever the ods are that a United -400 is a -422.

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by IMissPiedmont
Sat Jun 16, 2001 12:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What Plane Is This At Lax?!?!
Replies: 27
Views: 4589

RE: What Plane Is This At Lax?!?!

Ansett sounds good but why would they turn back and head northeast?

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by IMissPiedmont
Sat Jun 16, 2001 12:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Misfit Airliners
Replies: 24
Views: 1211

RE: Misfit Airliners

747-600X : America West ordered (and quickly cancelled) four 747-400s in the early 90s.
A couple more I forgot. MarkAir ordered some 767s and Western ordered 3 747s. All cancelled before construction began.

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by IMissPiedmont
Sat Jun 16, 2001 12:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA 762s - Goodbye
Replies: 17
Views: 1357

RE: UA 762s - Goodbye

Maybe the 757-300? Good fit in fleet and the same capacity as the 762.

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by IMissPiedmont
Sat Jun 16, 2001 12:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What Is Tradewinds Airlines?
Replies: 15
Views: 2857

RE: What Is Tradewinds Airlines?

BTW, TradeWinds Cargos old name was Wrangler. Does that give you a good idea of their main business?

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by IMissPiedmont
Sat Jun 16, 2001 3:08 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 717: Do U Know This Plane?
Replies: 4
Views: 2037

RE: Boeing 717: Do U Know This Plane?

Oh yea. It was officially the 717. It was NOT a customized 707. The fuselage is narrower and the landing gear larger than a 707. It's called a KC-135 or C-135 or NKC-135 or JKC-135. Need I go through all possilble designations? I can say that Boeing has it as 717-100 and 739 models. PS : It came bef...

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by IMissPiedmont
Sat Jun 16, 2001 2:54 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Misfit Airliners
Replies: 24
Views: 1211

RE: Misfit Airliners

Ozark and the 727. They ordered two -200s and sold both to Pan Am before operating them. Air Florida and the 707 and DC-10. They started with the 707 on inter-Florida routes. Survived this (somehow) and got smart with the LOE/DC9/737. Then thay thought they could play with the big boys and operate t...

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by IMissPiedmont
Sat Jun 16, 2001 2:28 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: MD11 Being Phased Out?
Replies: 7
Views: 1050

RE: MD11 Being Phased Out?

Yes. The MD-11s days as a passenger carrier are very numbered. I really doubt that in 5 years time, you will be able to find a PAX MD-11 flight. Could be less.Hell, probably will be less. The 777/A330/A340 can all do the same job and cheaper to operate. World may still operate MD-11 PAX a/c for long...

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by IMissPiedmont
Sat Jun 16, 2001 1:57 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 747 Future?
Replies: 4
Views: 1088

RE: 747 Future?

The 747 will be flying passengers for many more years. However, it is not likely to be available much in the US. It's not common now, and this situation will not improve. Best bet is if you need to fly to Asia from the US, or SFO/LAXto Europe. Many other routes of course. just can't list them all.

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by IMissPiedmont
Sat Jun 16, 2001 1:50 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PHX Area Spotters, Should We Have A Get-together?
Replies: 4
Views: 1675

RE: PHX Area Spotters, Should We Have A Get-together?

As I understand, the show last year in Scottsdale was the annual show that is moved from city to city. It's at the Radisson Miami JUN 27 to Jun 30 this year. The closest to PHX this year, that I know of, is JUL 28 at the Hacienda Hotel at LAX. Not as big, but if you can, go! Steve  <img src="/d...

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by IMissPiedmont
Sat Jun 16, 2001 1:42 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Do These Guys Really Know What They Are Doing?
Replies: 9
Views: 2469

RE: Do These Guys Really Know What They Are Doing?

I'd say they know what they're doing. Looks like a job I did on 747s several years ago. There was a minor STC on several brackets in the pylon. Not an easy job! These brackets are stainless, which is not easy to form at all. The particular bracket I was responsible for would be the one the guy kneel...

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by IMissPiedmont
Sat Jun 16, 2001 1:31 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 33yrs. Old. Want To Become A Prof. Pilot
Replies: 22
Views: 6321

Let It Die Now

I apoligize if I was wrong. I admit that I was going back to the 70s on this one. To quote one of my favourite songs,"..... and if I claim to be a wise man, it surely means that I don't know.." 5islander. GO FOR IT! I admit never is a long time. It's nice to see that things have changed as has been ...

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by IMissPiedmont
Thu Jun 14, 2001 2:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Super Constellation
Replies: 8
Views: 2351

AndyEastMids

So sad to hear about the EC-121 at Camarillo. Not really surprised though. This airplane was on display at the Pima Air and Space Museum for 15 or so years before being sold. I'd like to see it back. We really raised a fuss when it was sold. Hope it makes it to a good museum soon. Thanks for the inf...

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by IMissPiedmont
Thu Jun 14, 2001 1:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Would QF Have Ordered A380 If SQ Hadn't?
Replies: 11
Views: 2105

RE: Would QF Have Ordered A380 If SQ Hadn't?

90% discount? Do you mean a 200 Million $ (US) aircraft for 20 Million (US)?. Or, do you mean a 10% dicount? (200M to 180M) If AI is giving the airplanes away they must really deperate. Not likely. If it's the engines, that I can understand. As long as there is a power-by-the hour contract. As for Q...

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by IMissPiedmont
Thu Jun 14, 2001 1:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 33yrs. Old. Want To Become A Prof. Pilot
Replies: 22
Views: 6321

To All: A Clarification

Iainhol: True, Delta and the "mjaors" did hire pilots in their 40s. Dis you read that 5islander was starting from scratch? I thought not. Maybe you should do a reality check here. The 40+ pilots have thousands of hours flying multi engine military turbine aircraft. Someone at the age of 33, with NO ...

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by IMissPiedmont
Thu Jun 14, 2001 1:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Potential Users Of The 'Sonic Cruiser'
Replies: 28
Views: 2839

RE: Potential Users Of The 'Sonic Cruiser'

Shankly: Back there by the engines? Oh yes just like the Concorde which has (or had, will have again) 100 % load factors. Sonic Cruiser: the remnants of the airlines that flew the A380? With traffic projected to triple over the next 10 years, I really doubt that this is loser aircraft. It takes 20 y...

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by IMissPiedmont
Thu Jun 14, 2001 1:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Airlines At SPL
Replies: 13
Views: 2247

RE:Vunz

Schipol=SPL
Thanks. I thought I was getting senile early.

Steve  Smile

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by IMissPiedmont
Thu Jun 14, 2001 12:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Best And Cheapest Airline To Honolulu
Replies: 19
Views: 2330

RE: Best And Cheapest Airline To Honolulu

Cheapest would probably be Pleasant Hawaiin on ATA.
My choice would be to get to OAK or LAS and fly Aloha to Hawai'i though.

Steve  Smile

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by IMissPiedmont
Thu Jun 14, 2001 12:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: L-1011 Cargo Conversion
Replies: 10
Views: 1946

RE: L-1011 Cargo Conversion

I doubt you'll see much of conversion program for L1011s. The L1011 came on the second (third, fourth) hand market too late. The airlines that operate(d) them kept them in service until they were too old for economical conversion. There are L1011s available but the big guys that can afford large con...

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by IMissPiedmont
Thu Jun 14, 2001 12:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Low Time Pilot, What Are My Options?
Replies: 6
Views: 2410

RE: Low Time Pilot, What Are My Options?

Hello VREF, If you are looking to fly heavy iron, complete your degree. Without it you will never fly the big guys around. I don't just mean Boeing and Airbus, I mean the real corporate flying. (Canadairs, Lear, Galaxy, etc.) You may not be real interested in being a CFI, but where else can you get ...

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by IMissPiedmont
Wed Jun 13, 2001 10:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Super Constellation
Replies: 8
Views: 2351

RE: Super Constellation

Also flying are two Connies at Camarillo and the MATS Connie at Avra Valley. Another that should be restored is also at Avra Valley and belongs to the Dutch Connie Society. Another that isn't flying currently, but has flown recently (within the past few years), is Eisenhowers "Columbine II". Last I ...

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by IMissPiedmont
Wed Jun 13, 2001 10:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Airlines At SPL
Replies: 13
Views: 2247

RE: American Airlines At SPL

I'm really very good at airport codes so it comes as a surprise to me that there is a major(?) airport that I don't know by code. What is SPL?

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by IMissPiedmont
Wed Jun 13, 2001 1:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing
Replies: 4
Views: 996

RE: Boeing

People aren't weary of flying as it is?

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by IMissPiedmont
Wed Jun 13, 2001 1:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 767-300 Manual Operation
Replies: 2
Views: 1320

RE: 767-300 Manual Operation

If you mean maintenance or overhaul manuals, it's easy. All you need to do is buy a 767-300. Yes, I mean to be silly, however, even licenced overhaul centers can't get them. They are supplied only by the owner of an aircraft. If you look around though, you may be able to find outdated ones, someday.

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by IMissPiedmont
Wed Jun 13, 2001 1:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Mercy Mission: Cessna 771
Replies: 4
Views: 3583

RE: Mercy Mission: Cessna 771

It was a true story.

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by IMissPiedmont
Wed Jun 13, 2001 1:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Clueless In Seattle
Replies: 4
Views: 1125

RE: Clueless In Seattle

Certainly Seattle is a great city to visit. Much more to see than aircraft. In fact do not expect Boeing people to greet you with open arms. There is a wonderfull tour of the Everett plant, but none at Renton. If you have the time, spend a day at BFI, you're sure to see something of interest.

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by IMissPiedmont
Wed Jun 13, 2001 1:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 33yrs. Old. Want To Become A Prof. Pilot
Replies: 22
Views: 6321

5islander

If you want to fly for a major or national airline on jets, sorry, too late. If you just want to fly as a profession, the best bet is as a CFI. If you get your IFR, turbine and commercial tickets soon you could also be flying freighters (still not the jets though). I hope I didn't burst your bubble....

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by IMissPiedmont
Wed Jun 13, 2001 1:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DC-10-10 Pax Flights
Replies: 14
Views: 1514

RE: DC-10-10 Pax Flights

Bye DC-10 in PAX service. Most all will be freighters within 5 years. This includes -10s, -30s -40s and MD-11s. Sorry. Just be glad you had the pleasure to ride one at least once.

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by IMissPiedmont
Wed Jun 13, 2001 1:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: "Express.Net" Airbus At MSP
Replies: 12
Views: 2319

RE: "Express.Net" Airbus At MSP

express.net is the airline formerly known as TransContinental (#2). Owned by Scott Kalitta, Connie Kalitta's son. You might not see them move because they fly contract freight charters. They come in and leave very late at night from Ypsilanti, mostly for auto makers. I assure you that they do fly th...

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by IMissPiedmont
Wed Jun 13, 2001 1:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Finding Info About A/c
Replies: 1
Views: 748

RE: Finding Info About A/c

Experience, books and right here on Airliners.net under aircraft data and history. Good luck, you'll learn if you want to.

Steve  Smile

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by IMissPiedmont
Wed Jun 13, 2001 1:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why Did West Pac Have So Many Logo Jets
Replies: 7
Views: 2955

RE: Why Did West Pac Have So Many Logo Jets

$$$$$$ The advertising revenue was pretty good. Not good enough to keep a bad idea flying though.

McDonald's? I know Crossair and Alitalia have had one or two of them, but not WestPac.

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by IMissPiedmont
Wed Jun 13, 2001 12:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Question
Replies: 3
Views: 633

RE: Question

I am very likely off on this, but I think the Max certified cruising altitude is 42000 ft.

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by IMissPiedmont
Wed Jun 13, 2001 12:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Potential Users Of The 'Sonic Cruiser'
Replies: 28
Views: 2839

RE: Potential Users Of The 'Sonic Cruiser'

The way I read it is that the Sonic Cruiser is being designed for the airlines most profitable customers, the business flyers. Look at the carriers flying the most business city pairs. North Atlantic (app 2 hrs time savings), trans-pacific (app 3 hrs less). I don't think you'll ever see this aircraf...

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by IMissPiedmont
Wed Jun 13, 2001 12:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Best All Time Coler Scheme
Replies: 18
Views: 427

RE: Best All Time Coler Scheme

My favourite of all time was the Hughes Airwest scheme. Especially against a brilliant, blue sky. Just awseome to see these. Current favourite is most certainly the new Saudi Arabian colors. No one else is even close. Those who have never had the pleasure of seeing it live have something to look for...

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by IMissPiedmont
Tue Jun 12, 2001 1:45 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: C-40A(B-737 700) Doing Touch And Goes At Sjt!
Replies: 4
Views: 4083

RE: C-40A(B-737 700) Doing Touch And Goes At Sjt!

OH OH ! Well I know it's a 737-700, but.........This is this first 737NG I've ever seen with the pitot tubes under the cockpit window. My ID skills have just gone out said window. Or my eyesight has gotten really, really bad. Oh dear!
:.-(

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by IMissPiedmont
Tue Jun 12, 2001 1:36 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Stupidest Thing You Saw Or Heard
Replies: 31
Views: 1528

RE: Stupidest Thing You Saw Or Heard

Somewhere in the world a 737 takes off and lands every 6 seconds. WOW, must be a busy airplane! Just joking!  Laugh out loud

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by IMissPiedmont
Tue Jun 12, 2001 1:31 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Phoenix, Anyone?
Replies: 20
Views: 1558

RE: Lawoto

That means LA Without The Ocean. The best parts of Phoenix are I-10 and I-17. The best ways to escape. True you can't get lost in Phoenix. God knows I've tried. The airport is (I believe the 7th busiest in the world). sounds great, I go there often. You need to go ther often to see anything interest...

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by IMissPiedmont
Tue Jun 12, 2001 1:10 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Should Bicycles Be Banned From City Streets?
Replies: 23
Views: 3170

RE: Should Bicycles Be Banned From City Streets?

Bicycles on sidewalks. Let me rephrase this for LOT767-300ER. Bicycles on sideWALKS? NO ! In my town it is a crime for bicyclists to use sidewalks, as it should be. Bicyclists have the same rights and RESPONSIBILTIES as motorists. This includes stop signs, red lights, yielding to pedestrians and not...

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by IMissPiedmont
Tue Jun 12, 2001 12:51 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: The Thing You Fear Most...
Replies: 41
Views: 1738

RE: The Thing You Fear Most...

1) House fire when I'm not home. My dog can't get out by herself. 2) People. Never been hurt as much as people can. 3) Heights. If I cross a bridge, it will fall. If i'm on top a a large building it will fall. Not much else though <img src="/discussions/graphics/redface.gif" ALT="Embarrassment">

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by IMissPiedmont
Tue Jun 12, 2001 12:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest Airlines What Do You Think?
Replies: 21
Views: 2584

RE:Padcrasher

No socking here. You are right, it is #2 in terms of total passengers carried. Far different from RPK. My mistake. BUT! Southwest is rated as one of the best companies to work for in the US and is the most unionized airline in the US, yet they've never had a major labor problem. I think it has to do...

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by IMissPiedmont
Tue Jun 12, 2001 12:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest Airlines What Do You Think?
Replies: 21
Views: 2584

RE:railmatt

Who said looking forward to any flight? You are right Midwest Express is a fantastic airline. Probably tops in the US. However I need to get from ABQ to HOU. Midwest Express is not an option. I doubt that they would sustain their service level if they expanded much. Just my opinion.  <img src="...

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by IMissPiedmont
Tue Jun 12, 2001 12:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Here's A Rarity: Pic Of AF1 In 1963; But Not 26000
Replies: 26
Views: 3841

RE:PhilB

The Air Force 2 designation is ONLY used when the VPUS is on board. Other than that it would be SAM XXXX. In reference to those that asked Civilian 1 vs AF 1, anytime the POUS is on board a fixed wing a/c (owner irrelevant) it is AF1. Instant recognition. No insult intended to anyone.  <img src...

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by IMissPiedmont
Tue Jun 12, 2001 11:43 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Remembering TWA 847.....Anybody Know Reg. #?
Replies: 7
Views: 3242

RE: Remembering TWA 847.....Anybody Know Reg. #?

N64339 msn 20844/LN 1065 ff 8.27.74 del 9.57.74. Always operated by TWA. Operated last TWA 727 service (I mean last TW 727 in service) 9.3.00 MSY-STL. I don't know where the aircraft is at this time though. Does this help?

Regards, Steve  Smile

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by IMissPiedmont
Tue Jun 12, 2001 11:31 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest Airlines What Do You Think?
Replies: 21
Views: 2584

RE: Southwest Airlines What Do You Think?

Considering that Southwest has, in 30 years, (With half the fleet) become the number 2 airline in terms of RPK, behind only Delta, why the **** should they change. As for an Airbus in WNs future? Never! No! Won't happen! Herbs business acumen is too ingrained and he hired people who will carry on a ...

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by IMissPiedmont
Tue Jun 12, 2001 11:15 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Eastern 747?
Replies: 15
Views: 1411

Just Somewhat Off Topic

Back in the early days of the widebody aircraft they would be seen on the most unusual routes. AA used to fly 5 DC-10s a day into Tucson. This is when TUS had a total of 54 flights a day. Now it is 2001 and TUS has........54 flights a day. Now almost all DC-9s and 737s. One of the routes was TUS-PSP...

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