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by Ryanair01
Tue Jan 19, 2016 1:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Pan Am DC-10s (and L1011-500s)
Replies: 60
Views: 11868

RE: Pan Am DC-10s (and L1011-500s)

I think Pan Am's Chairman William Seawell had previously held a senior job at Rolls Royce, hence the L1011 selection. From what I understand the DC10s were converted to 10 across because Seawell's replacement Ed Acker was very focused on having low seat per mile costs as a way to compete with post d...

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by Ryanair01
Wed Jan 06, 2016 1:08 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: European Business Class
Replies: 76
Views: 13477

RE: European Business Class

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/jetblue1965" class="quote" target="_blank">jetblue1965</a> (<a href="#44" class="quote">Reply 44</a>):<br/><i>A random search on <acronym title=...

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by Ryanair01
Tue Jan 05, 2016 11:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA 738 Off Runway
Replies: 58
Views: 20539

RE: UA 738 Off Runway

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/g500" class="quote" target="_blank">g500</a> (<a href="#8" class="quote">Reply 8</a>):<br/><i>Qantas doesn't have to land on ice-snow covered ru...

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by Ryanair01
Wed Dec 30, 2015 8:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Iceland Storm Next Weekend - 230mph Tailwinds
Replies: 36
Views: 15787

RE: Iceland Storm Next Weekend - 230mph Tailwinds

This time of year is always good for some non standard operations  <img src="http://cdn-www.airliners.net/aviation-forums/graphics/smilies/smile.gif" width="15" height="15" border="0"/> Back in 2010 I did <acronym title="London - Heathrow (LHR / EGLL), United Kingdom">LHR</acronym>-<acronym tit...

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by Ryanair01
Wed Dec 30, 2015 7:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Pan Am And The Boeing 767
Replies: 131
Views: 28200

RE: Pan Am And The Boeing 767

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/jfklganyc" class="quote" target="_blank">jfklganyc</a> (<a href="#68" class="quote">Reply 68</a>):<br/><i>You're looking at it with 1990s hindsi...

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by Ryanair01
Mon Dec 28, 2015 12:56 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Pan Am And The Boeing 767
Replies: 131
Views: 28200

RE: Pan Am And The Boeing 767

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/doulasc" class="quote" target="_blank">doulasc</a> (<a href="#41" class="quote">Reply 41</a>):<br/><i>Pan Am kept adding more Boeing 727-200s fr...

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by Ryanair01
Wed Dec 23, 2015 3:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Pan Am And The Boeing 767
Replies: 131
Views: 28200

RE: Pan Am And The Boeing 767

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/Mortyman" class="quote" target="_blank">Mortyman</a> (<a href="#16" class="quote">Reply 16</a>):<br/><i>Yes, but they also allowed Airbus to get...

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by Ryanair01
Wed Dec 23, 2015 1:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: MCO Using LGW Instead Of LHR
Replies: 80
Views: 10109

RE: MCO Using LGW Instead Of LHR

Generally speaking <acronym title="London - Heathrow (LHR / EGLL), United Kingdom">LHR</acronym> is where you see routes with either high yield and/or a high level of connecting passengers. <acronym title="London - Gatwick (LGW / EGKK), United Kingdom">LGW</acronym> is where you see lower yield and/...

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by Ryanair01
Wed Dec 23, 2015 1:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Pan Am And The Boeing 767
Replies: 131
Views: 28200

RE: Pan Am And The Boeing 767

Here is a New York Times article about the Airbus order: <a href="http://www.nytimes.com/1984/09/14/business/lift-for-airbus-from-pan-am.html" target="_blank">http://www.nytimes.com/1984/09/14/bu...s/lift-for-airbus-from-pan-am.html</a> From what I gather the order was a strange child of the times. ...

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by Ryanair01
Mon Oct 12, 2015 7:12 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread Part 130
Replies: 203
Views: 23660

RE: Australian Aviation Thread Part 130

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/gemuser" class="quote" target="_blank">gemuser</a> (<a href="#33" class="quote">Reply 33</a>):<br/><i>a <acronym title="Sydney - Kingsford Smith...

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by Ryanair01
Sun Oct 11, 2015 12:18 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: RUMOUR: QF To Fly LON-PER Non Stop From 2017
Replies: 131
Views: 28819

RUMOUR: QF To Fly LON-PER Non Stop From 2017

I wouldn't rule this out because on a basic level the economics look good.. With non stops from Perth <acronym title="Qantas (Australia)">QF</acronym> could serve <acronym title="London - Heathrow (LHR / EGLL), United Kingdom">LHR</acronym> double daily with 4 airframes. Currently, serving <acronym ...

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by Ryanair01
Fri Oct 09, 2015 9:22 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: What Was TWA Like?
Replies: 60
Views: 11842

RE: What Was TWA Like?

I flew transatlantic with them in Feb 2001, there was a lot to like about the experience, good food and experienced staff. Down side was that the 767-200s had a lot of cabin maintenance issues, they ran out of most things during the flight and the <acronym title="New York - John F. Kennedy Internati...

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by Ryanair01
Sun Sep 20, 2015 11:46 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Starts Using 767s Transcon SFO-JFK
Replies: 114
Views: 17875

RE: Delta Starts Using 767s Transcon SFO-JFK

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/DolphinAir747" class="quote" target="_blank">DolphinAir747</a> (<a href="#72" class="quote">Reply 72</a>):<br/><i>Right but again, <acronym titl...

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by Ryanair01
Sat Sep 05, 2015 2:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Passenger Sets Fire To The Toilets Mid Flight
Replies: 12
Views: 10023

RE: Passenger Sets Fire To The Toilets Mid Flight

Because the plane hadn't yet landed in Egypt having left Birmingham, Britain has jurisdiction hence the Egyptians might detain the man but wouldn't arrest him as such. So it'll eventually be the West Midland's Police Airport Unit who eventually prosecute. It's a weird but not unusual situation.

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by Ryanair01
Thu Sep 03, 2015 8:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Saudia - Why Not Like EK And QR?
Replies: 154
Views: 19130

RE: Saudia - Why Not Like EK And QR?

The UAE and Qatar have an "open for world trade" philosophy whilst the Saudi's just don't. Outsiders are welcome enough whilst they serve a purpose, usually because they've got a skill the Saudi's don't, but otherwise your not really welcome. <table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote...

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by Ryanair01
Mon Aug 24, 2015 10:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why Won't BA Expand In The UK? ( Out Of London)
Replies: 74
Views: 13895

RE: Why Won't BA Expand In The UK? ( Out Of London)

Heathrow's location is pretty good for the motorway network heading South West; West; or North from London and this covers most of the UK population. <acronym title="British Airways">BA</acronym> has flights to cities when driving times hit about 3 hours, but destinations in the Midlands which might...

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by Ryanair01
Sun Aug 23, 2015 8:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: British Prime Minister Videoed On Easyjet Flight
Replies: 101
Views: 18015

RE: British Prime Minister Videoed On Easyjet Flight

It's just publicity stunt pure politics, the government has been under a lot of media pressure for being too elitist, Cameron is trying to be seen as "a man of people". The link below decrying the "insular ruling elite" is actually from an extremely pro government newspaper. <a href="http://www.dail...

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by Ryanair01
Fri Aug 21, 2015 9:30 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA To End PHL-TLV
Replies: 180
Views: 26472

RE: AA To End PHL-TLV

From what I read this route would struggle because it needs two frames for a daily service, which will create a lot of cost pressure. What <acronym title="Continental Airlines (USA)">CO</acronym> realised very quickly when they started is that you can have 2 daily flights for 3 frames or 1 daily fli...

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by Ryanair01
Sun Aug 02, 2015 9:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Female Asked To Change Seats By Orthodox Jew
Replies: 176
Views: 28048

RE: Female Asked To Change Seats By Orthodox Jew

Sounds like just another routine day in the travel business where stuff like this happens all of the time. The difference here is usually these problems are handled much better than this one. To be honest I think Porter handled the situation really very badly, in a way which affronted the dignity of...

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by Ryanair01
Sun Jan 11, 2015 9:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why DL Did Not Take PA A300s?
Replies: 76
Views: 11649

RE: Why DL Did Not Take PA A300s?

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/CF-CPI" class="quote" target="_blank">CF-CPI</a> (<a href="#69" class="quote">Reply 69</a>):<br/><i>The version heard was that Airbus made them ...

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by Ryanair01
Sun Jan 11, 2015 2:44 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: BA A320/321 - LHR To Berlin TXL - Christmas Day
Replies: 11
Views: 13877

RE: BA A320/321 - LHR To Berlin TXL - Christmas Day

Nice report. I used to travel that route twice a week for work and I'll miss <acronym title="Berlin - Tegel (TXL / EDDT), Germany">TXL</acronym> when it is gone. I found the trick is to remember that in practice each flight has it's own security check point, so it is rare to queue for more than a co...

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by Ryanair01
Sat Jan 10, 2015 7:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why DL Did Not Take PA A300s?
Replies: 76
Views: 11649

RE: Why DL Did Not Take PA A300s?

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/catiii" class="quote" target="_blank">catiii</a> (<a href="#50" class="quote">Reply 50</a>):<br/><i>I believe Delta only took the Shuttle 727s, ...

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by Ryanair01
Sat Jan 10, 2015 12:12 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why DL Did Not Take PA A300s?
Replies: 76
Views: 11649

RE: Why DL Did Not Take PA A300s?

I think the straight answer to why Delta didn't take the A300's is that they only took aircraft directly linked to the Atlantic Division (minus the 747s) and Shuttle both of which they took over around a month before PA folded. The A300s were used on Domestic routes, some Caribbean services and near...

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by Ryanair01
Tue Aug 26, 2014 10:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: QF Losses $1B, CEO Needs To Go, Cut 2000 More
Replies: 64
Views: 17893

RE: QF Losses $1B, CEO Needs To Go, Cut 2000 More

One of the problems with <acronym title="Qantas (Australia)">QF</acronym> International is the price. Searching a month out <acronym title="Qantas (Australia)">QF</acronym> are $300 more expensive than <acronym title="Cathay Pacific (China-Hong Kong)">CX</acronym> <acronym title="Sydney - Kingsford ...

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by Ryanair01
Fri Mar 21, 2014 3:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why No US Carrier Presence In Berlin?
Replies: 46
Views: 15280

RE: Why No US Carrier Presence In Berlin?

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/mjoelnir" class="quote" target="_blank">mjoelnir</a> (<a href="#26" class="quote">Reply 26</a>):<br/><i>I think the perception of Berlin is a bi...

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by Ryanair01
Sun Mar 16, 2014 9:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: MH370 Malaysia Airlines B772 Missing Enroute KUL-PEK Part 30
Replies: 318
Views: 82905

RE: MH370 Malaysia Airlines B772 Missing Enroute KUL-PEK Part 30

I don't know how accurate these reports are, but it is being reported that the Captain was a major supporter of the Malaysian Opposition Politician Anwar Ibrahim, who was sentenced to five years jail for homosexual acts on the 7th March. It is being reported that Captain Shah actually attended the c...

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by Ryanair01
Fri Feb 21, 2014 3:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ryanair Caught On Camera (Again)
Replies: 65
Views: 26294

RE: Ryanair Caught On Camera (Again)

Looks to be a very badly handled delay. Having said that, in the last two years alone I've spent seven hours stuck aboard a Delta 767 at <acronym title="New York - John F. Kennedy International (Idlewild) (JFK / KJFK), USA - New York">JFK</acronym> due to weather delays, four hours on a Finnair A320...

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by Ryanair01
Sun Jan 19, 2014 3:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: TWA- The Last Ten Years
Replies: 122
Views: 23057

RE: TWA- The Last Ten Years

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/skyguy" class="quote" target="_blank">skyguy</a> (<a href="#31" class="quote">Reply 31</a>):<br/><i>Not too long after TWA sold their <acronym t...

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by Ryanair01
Sun Jan 19, 2014 3:24 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: TWA Transatlantic 2001 (pics) CDG-JFK-CDG 767-200
Replies: 11
Views: 15173

RE: TWA Transatlantic 2001 (pics) CDG-JFK-CDG 767-200

Thanks for the nice feedback.

Re the photos, yes I'm afraid that simply reflects the era.

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by Ryanair01
Sun Jan 19, 2014 3:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: TWA- The Last Ten Years
Replies: 122
Views: 23057

RE: TWA- The Last Ten Years

I'd thoroughly recommend reading the following piece, which is the best summery of what happened to TWA that I know of. <a href="http://www.stlmag.com/St-Louis-Magazine/October-2005/TWA-Death-Of-A-Legend/" target="_blank">http://www.stlmag.com/St-Louis-Magaz...ctober-2005/TWA-Death-Of-A-Legend/</a> ...

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by Ryanair01
Sun Dec 29, 2013 10:53 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: TWA Transatlantic 2001 (pics) CDG-JFK-CDG 767-200
Replies: 11
Views: 15173

RE: TWA Transatlantic 2001 (pics) CDG-JFK-CDG 767-200

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/ClassicLover" class="quote" target="_blank">ClassicLover</a> (<a href="#3" class="quote">Reply 3</a>):<br/><i>That was hilarious - I would have ...

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by Ryanair01
Sat Dec 28, 2013 2:04 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing Did Not Want To Sell Pan Am New Aircraft.
Replies: 28
Views: 24551

RE: Boeing Did Not Want To Sell Pan Am New Aircraft.

If you search Google for "Pan Am Airbus Order" it comes up with a New York Times Article from 1984 when the order was made. <a href="http://www.nytimes.com/1984/09/14/business/lift-for-airbus-from-pan-am.html" target="_blank">http://www.nytimes.com/1984/09/14/bu...s/lift-for-airbus-from-pan-am.html<...

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by Ryanair01
Sat Dec 28, 2013 1:11 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: If Downsized Pan Am Survived?
Replies: 85
Views: 13774

RE: If Downsized Pan Am Survived?

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/Viscount724" class="quote" target="_blank">Viscount724</a> (<a href="#65" class="quote">Reply 65</a>):<br/><i>Quoting mayor (Reply 64): Quoting ...

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by Ryanair01
Sat Dec 28, 2013 12:27 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: TWA Transatlantic 2001 (pics) CDG-JFK-CDG 767-200
Replies: 11
Views: 15173

TWA Transatlantic 2001 (pics) CDG-JFK-CDG 767-200

Back in Feb 2001 for my 21st Birthday I flew from London to Paris (with the late airline Buzz) and then Paris to New York with TWA. I wanted to visit New York, but the options from London all looked a bit boring. As someone with family links to Pan Am, I wanted to fly on the other "Grande dame" TWA....

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by Ryanair01
Fri Dec 27, 2013 10:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: If Downsized Pan Am Survived?
Replies: 85
Views: 13774

RE: If Downsized Pan Am Survived?

I once interviewed a former Pan Am executive for my university dissertation about ten years ago. The way he saw it was that Delta who owned (I think) 45% of Pan Am by late 1991 was well placed to feed passengers towards Miami for onward connections to South America and the Caribbean with Pan Am, in ...

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