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by zippyjet
Thu Dec 11, 2003 3:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why No Lockheed "1st Generation Jet?
Replies: 3
Views: 3228

Why No Lockheed "1st Generation Jet?

Yea, Lockheed produced the "prop-jet" Electra at the time of generation 1 of the jet-age. But, even Convair had the 880/990. I believe Lockheed had a 4 holer jet prototype in the 50's. Anyone out there know for sure? Chances are, had Lockheed introduced a generation 1 jet to compete with Douglass, B...

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by zippyjet
Wed Dec 10, 2003 4:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 747 Passenger Cabins
Replies: 4
Views: 2558

747 Passenger Cabins

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by zippyjet
Wed Dec 10, 2003 3:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Vote For Ugliest Livery At Your Airport
Replies: 122
Views: 15219

RE: Vote For Ugliest Livery At Your Airport

The hands down winner in the ugly duckling livery sweepstakes at <acronym title="Baltimore / Washington - International (Friendship) (BWI / KBWI), USA - Maryland">BWI</acronym> is <acronym title="Southwest Airlines (USA)">WN</acronym> (Southwest's birds). Both the diarrhea brown and the 70's looking...

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by zippyjet
Mon Dec 08, 2003 5:30 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Rare Birds And Vintage Airport Pics
Replies: 0
Views: 4015

Rare Birds And Vintage Airport Pics

I feel these would be excellent contributions to Airliners.net. Early DC-8 passenger cabin: (curtains on windows) like this rare one <br><center><font color="#EEEEEE" size="1" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva"><a href="/open.file/337771/L/" target="_blank">View Large</a> <a href="/open.file/337771/M/"...

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by zippyjet
Sun Dec 07, 2003 3:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What Plane Did You Fly For The 1st Time This Year?
Replies: 140
Views: 17447

RE: What Plane Did You Fly For The 1st Time This Year?

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by zippyjet
Sun Dec 07, 2003 3:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The "Office Clippy" Of Flying!
Replies: 5
Views: 2950

The "Office Clippy" Of Flying!

Don't you just love it when you are in "Word" and that paper clip AKA "Office Clippy" gets in your face and tells you how your writing has improved? Well, here at the ticket counters, gates, baggage claim and of course on board our airliners abuse of cell phones is quite comparable. Accept, more is ...

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by zippyjet
Sun Dec 07, 2003 3:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA, USA Flight Attendant Speaks
Replies: 91
Views: 11984

RE: AA, USA Flight Attendant Speaks

Very eloquent and well written!
 Smile

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by zippyjet
Sun Dec 07, 2003 3:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Could CMH Be A Good Hub For Airtran?
Replies: 70
Views: 7803

RE: Could CMH Be A Good Hub For Airtran?

Interesting question. We (Air Tran) will be taking delivery of 737-700 and 800 series birds brand spanking new from Boeing. In a little over 6 months, these beauties will take to the skies and be able to get you to and from the left coast non-stop from <acronym title="Baltimore / Washington - Intern...

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by zippyjet
Fri Dec 05, 2003 5:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: "SSR's"
Replies: 1
Views: 1918

"SSR's"

Fellow airline crew members both flight line and ground support; What have been your experiences with SSR's? I'm curious to hear the good, the bizarre and the funniest! A flight from Fort Myers with "no specials" becomes a request for 12 wheelchair's, 11 pets a howling, 10 meet and assists, 9 isle c...

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by zippyjet
Sun Nov 30, 2003 3:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Gate Agents, Ur Technical Responsibilities
Replies: 7
Views: 3088

RE: Gate Agents, URI Technical Responsibilities

Well, due to the climate of today -post 9/11 we can't share all of our secrets. However, it is a balancing act. One has to be friendly and professional but, very into clock management. It is the little things that can delay a flight. Thank God for computers and the Internet. Things are much easier. ...

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by zippyjet
Sun Nov 30, 2003 3:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 1980's Boutique Airlines
Replies: 1
Views: 2604

1980's Boutique Airlines

Back in the 80's there was a "boutique' airline called Royal Atlantic Airways. I remember seeing their very upscale advertisements in W magazine. They flew 707's with interiors designed for the rich folk. Flying from <acronym title="New York - John F. Kennedy International (Idlewild) (JFK / KJFK), U...

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by zippyjet
Sun Nov 30, 2003 3:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Flight Tracker
Replies: 5
Views: 1961

RE: Flight Tracker

The best freebie at least in my opinion and that of my fellow customer service agents with AirTran at <acronym title="Baltimore / Washington - International (Friendship) (BWI / KBWI), USA - Maryland">BWI</acronym> like the display of "Flight Tracker." Sponsored by www.cheaptickets.com. There used to...

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by zippyjet
Wed Nov 26, 2003 12:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: I Would Never Fly DC-10 And 742, 741s
Replies: 100
Views: 12313

RE: I Would Never Fly DC-10 And 742, 741s

Age of aircraft is relative. Which is older? A vintage 747 used for transatlantic flights? (longer in-flight time/less take offs and landings) Or, a 737-500 used on a quick turn short hop airline/route. Less air miles but greater take offs and landings? I would go with the airline's safety record as...

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by zippyjet
Sun Nov 23, 2003 4:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Those DC-8 Memories
Replies: 18
Views: 3137

Those DC-8 Memories

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by zippyjet
Sun Nov 23, 2003 3:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Holiday Travel "Words Of The Wise"
Replies: 23
Views: 3334

RE: Holiday Travel "Words Of The Wise"

Ok, here we go! I'm on the front lines as a customer service crew member in the Air Tran family at <acronym title="Baltimore / Washington - International (Friendship) (BWI / KBWI), USA - Maryland">BWI</acronym>. So, I could be at a ticket counter or gate near you. Remember, Do Unto Others as you wou...

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by zippyjet
Sat Nov 22, 2003 3:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Flying Back In The Day
Replies: 0
Views: 4307

Flying Back In The Day

First off, I want to thank everyone that responded to my inquiry regarding <acronym title="Miami - International (MIA / KMIA), USA - Florida">MIA</acronym>'s rich history. Now, it is my turn to share some tidbits and recollections. Some of this is from a kid's perspective. My maternal grandparents l...

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by zippyjet
Sat Nov 22, 2003 1:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Proper Non Rev Etiquette
Replies: 18
Views: 3453

RE: Proper Non Rev Etiquette

I work as a customer service crew member in the Air Tran family. My advice is to do unto others as you would want others to do to you. I have yet to non-rev on another carrier. When I've traveled within my system, I've always been treated in a courteous manner; usually eliciting a smile. I never ask...

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by zippyjet
Fri Nov 21, 2003 4:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Miami International Airport History
Replies: 6
Views: 7516

Miami International Airport History

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by zippyjet
Fri Nov 21, 2003 3:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Mini-Me Jetways
Replies: 6
Views: 1902

Mini-Me Jetways

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by zippyjet
Fri Nov 21, 2003 3:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta DC-8 Questions
Replies: 17
Views: 6511

RE: Delta DC-8 Questions

Regarding the late great DC-8; If I'm not mistaken, I remember DC-8 service as late as the summer of '87 with Delta. They handled <acronym title="Baltimore / Washington - International (Friendship) (BWI / KBWI), USA - Maryland">BWI</acronym>-<acronym title="Covington / Cincinnati - Northern Kentucky...

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by zippyjet
Fri Nov 21, 2003 2:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Eastern And PanAm Shutdowns
Replies: 25
Views: 4535

RE: Eastern And PanAm Shutdowns

It was sad to see Eastern's final passing. I hoped against hope, that the "wings of man," would manage to keep on flying. Eastern's death march started way before the strip mining shenanigans of Frank Lorenzo and his Texas Air corporation. Lorenzo and company were the straws that broke the camel's b...

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by zippyjet
Tue Oct 28, 2003 11:50 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Airlines F-100 Question
Replies: 33
Views: 6546

RE: American Airlines F-100 Question

While connecting through "Hotlanta" (<acronym title="Atlanta - The William B Hartsfield International (ATL / KATL), USA - Georgia">ATL</acronym>) I spotted some of those old "Barbie Jets," in terminal T. An <acronym title="American Airlines (USA)">AA</acronym> employee told me these F-100's fly to a...

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by zippyjet
Fri Oct 03, 2003 12:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Least And Most Favorite Airline Name?
Replies: 78
Views: 9143

RE: Least And Most Favorite Airline Name?

Worst to First: How could Delta name their spin-off Song? I think of a flight crew made up of the "Fab 5." Not that there's anything wrong with that! In addition, "Jazz" What's the point? What does Jazz have to do with Air Canada. <br><center><font color="#EEEEEE" size="1" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Ge...

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by zippyjet
Sat Sep 27, 2003 1:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: "best Airport For Plane Spotting?"
Replies: 65
Views: 29861

RE: "best Airport For Plane Spotting?"

I still feel <acronym title="Miami - International (MIA / KMIA), USA - Florida">MIA</acronym> (Miami International Airport) has that eclectic mix of contemporary and plenty of jet age retro cool. Eight diverse concourses with some of the original 1959 flavor; however, with security and the current s...

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by zippyjet
Sun Sep 14, 2003 1:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: First 747 Flight
Replies: 15
Views: 3096

RE: First 747 Flight

The Day was 26 June, 1995. A skinny chanteuse from Canada with poker straight greasy hair was all the rave with an album called Jagged Little Pill. Bill and Hillary were in the White House; on <acronym title="Virgin Express (Belgium)">TV</acronym>, Seinfeld and Melrose Place were airing first run ep...

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by zippyjet
Mon Sep 08, 2003 4:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Who Do U Think Will Be Launch Customer For 7E7?
Replies: 53
Views: 6539

Who Will Launch The 7E7 AKA Dreamliner?

For selfish reasons, I hope it is my company; AirTran Airways. We launched the 717 and are investing in 100 737 7 and 800 series birds. However, if I had to bet on this the "widget" will be on the tail of this new jet. Like one fellow enthusiast stated; it is very early in the game for speculation b...

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by zippyjet
Fri Dec 28, 2001 4:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: How Big Was Eastern? Hubs? And Eastern To Slc?
Replies: 10
Views: 2975

RE: How Big Was Eastern? Hubs? And Eastern To Slc?

I hope this gives you some new information on Eastern. I posted this in another forum several months ago. This once venerable airline is now a footnote in aviation history but, it is alive and well in my heart and will be forever! Remember the "Golden Falcoln," "The Wings Of Man," the original airli...

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by zippyjet
Wed Sep 12, 2001 4:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: In Our Hearts For Ever
Replies: 0
Views: 1452

In Our Hearts For Ever

In Our Hearts Forever! Please pray for all those whose lives have been changed forever! The crew and passengers of the four airliners, their families, their co-workers and friends at UAL. and AL who will never again see their smiles, feel their hugs. To all those fearless in NY. and D.C. who are sti...

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by zippyjet
Sat Sep 08, 2001 5:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airlines You Are Obsessed With
Replies: 40
Views: 2310

RE: Airlines You Are Obsessed With

This once venerable airline is now a footnote in aviation history but, it is alive and well in my heart and will be forever! Remember the "Golden Falcoln," "The Wings Of Man," the original airline of Walt Disney World? None other than that great late airline Eastern! This airline along with Pan Am p...

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by zippyjet
Wed Sep 05, 2001 4:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Whatever Happened To?
Replies: 0
Views: 1008

Whatever Happened To?

. What series/years of DC-8 commercial airliners had the retro-classic prop like passenger cabin interior: curtains instead of the standard window shades, gaspers, lights and oxygen built into the seatbacks? I'd like to find pictures of these vintage classic early 8 passenger cabins! Thank you for a...

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by zippyjet
Tue Sep 04, 2001 5:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A Weird A380 Qualm - It Won't Work Out
Replies: 50
Views: 2713

RE: A Weird A380 Qualm - It Won't Work Out

The bottom line: economics, energy situation and, what is the "hot button" of the flying public. As long as the world economy is stable, and air travel is relatively affordable, the A-380 will fly. But, if the economy takes a freefall, energy becomes expensive or, such technologies as hypersonic tra...

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by zippyjet
Tue Sep 04, 2001 5:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Zippyjet Wants To Know!
Replies: 0
Views: 1237

Zippyjet Wants To Know!

Please help me with these questions/topics. Listed in no particular order of importance: 1. In the 80's there was a "boutique" airline called Royal Atlantic that flew 707's: Whatever happened to Royal Atlantic? 2. What series/years of DC-8 commercial airliners had the retro-classic prop like passeng...

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by zippyjet
Tue Sep 04, 2001 4:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing`s Biggest Mistake?
Replies: 46
Views: 3522

DC-8 Information

Please help me with this: I remember the early DC-8 passenger jets flown by Eastern and Delta had a retro-cool prop like passenger cabin. What I'm referring to, is the fact that these birds had curtains on their windows instead of the standard pull down shades, gaspers, reading lights and oxygen wer...

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by zippyjet
Tue Sep 04, 2001 4:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing`s Biggest Mistake?
Replies: 46
Views: 3522

RE: Boeing`s Biggest Mistake?

This may be way out there but, I feel Boeing should have pressed ahead with: 1. a wide bodied version of their venerable 727. 2. the propfan fuel saving 7J7 3. NOT ABANDONED THEIR LATEST FORAY INTO THE HYPERSONIC ARENA. I thought the sketches and pictures of this hypersonic bird for the new milleniu...

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by zippyjet
Tue Sep 04, 2001 3:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing`s Biggest Mistake?
Replies: 46
Views: 3522

RE: Boeing`s Biggest Mistake?

This may be way out there but, I feel Boeing should have pressed ahead with: 1. a wide bodied version of their venerable 727. 2. the propfan fuel saving 7J7 3. NOT ABANDONED THEIR LATEST FORAY INTO THE HYPERSONIC ARENA. I thought the sketches and pictures of this hypersonic bird for the new milleniu...

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by zippyjet
Tue Sep 04, 2001 3:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Whatever Happened To The "Propfan" / 7J7?
Replies: 4
Views: 3082

Whatever Happened To The "Propfan" / 7J7?

Wasn't it a decade or so that Boeing was designing and testing a protype passenger jet with reverse boomerang propellers? The 7J7 seemed like it would be spooling up at an airport near you! I'm trying to find photos, information and why Boeing and the commercial airline industry as a whole abandoned...

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by zippyjet
Tue Sep 04, 2001 3:47 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: DC-8 Passenger Cabin
Replies: 1
Views: 2360

DC-8 Passenger Cabin

I've virtually found everything I've ever wanted to view regarding airline photographs. But, I'm desperatly looking for photos of the ORIGINAL DC-8 passenger cabin! Those funky but retro-cool interiors that were a combination of jetage chic and prop liner classic. These interiors which were flown by...

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