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RE: Reminiscing The Piano Days In The 747-100's?

Fri Mar 09, 2007 11:53 pm

Quoting Jetfuel (Reply 49):
I can remember flying on a CO DC-10 and there was a bar mid way back.

Yep. I flew on those back in 1986 LAX-DEN-ORD.

Quoting SCAT15F (Reply 46):
I agree! you have action in the air and action underwater - all in a 747 - what more could you ask for?

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Quoting LH459 (Reply 44):
I remember when I was a kid in the 80s my schoolmates claimed AA had video games in the back of the DC-10s on the Hawaii routes. Since I never flew that route, or any other long haul service with AA in those days (my family stuck to LH and SR over the Atlantic), I never saw this myself. So, can anyone tell me if it was true?

It's possible.
The Stevenson's Corporation 747 which was a modified AA 747 had a video game on the main deck.  Smile






Question;
We're these piano players paid AA employees?
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RE: Reminiscing The Piano Days In The 747-100's?

Sat Mar 10, 2007 1:26 am

Do you guys think that possibly putting a small bar back into say 767, 787, 777 on domestic and international flights would be too costly for airlines these days. I mean they are only losing a few seats...its the little conveniences that make a difference anyway.

On a second note, have any of you a.netters flown with Maxjet yet? I'm going to Europe in December and those 762ER's look pretty cosey.
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RE: Reminiscing The Piano Days In The 747-100's?

Sat Mar 10, 2007 1:43 am

Quoting LH459 (Reply 44):
Slightly o/t, but I remember when I was a kid in the 80s my schoolmates claimed AA had video games in the back of the DC-10s on the Hawaii routes. Since I never flew that route, or any other long haul service with AA in those days (my family stuck to LH and SR over the Atlantic), I never saw this myself. So, can anyone tell me if it was true?

I have a Continental Airlines brochure from the 1970s and it distinctly shows a large lounge spanning the full width of the aircraft. It appeared to occupy part of that first economy class cabin, right after the main entrance door, rather than being in the tail. There is no mistaking the video game built into a table between two chairs, as there is what looks like a display under glass in the table top, and two patrons having the time of their life, probably crushing each other in a battle of Pac Man, or pre-Pac Man. This setup was just one incarnation of the Pub which in general lasted into the 1980s I think.

The picture is a real time piece, with gold laminate bulkheads, abstract 'paintings', plus gold, olive and orange chairs. Of course the guys have big sideburns and wide lapels.

CO flew their -10s to Hawaii as well as other domestic destinations, so perhaps your schoolmates had seen the CO stuff.
 
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RE: Reminiscing The Piano Days In The 747-100's?

Sat Mar 10, 2007 4:13 am

Quoting CF-CPI (Reply 52):
This setup was just one incarnation of the Pub which in general lasted into the 1980s I think.

I've already said twice above that it was around in 1986 because I flew on it LAX-DEN-ORD.
Does anyone know if this set up was around in to the early 1990s before Continental went to the cheap/generic looking livery they have today?
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RE: Reminiscing The Piano Days In The 747-100's?

Sat Mar 10, 2007 10:53 am

Hey guys.....did AF have the 747-100 back in the 70's?... I remember AF 747's taking off over my house in BOM way back in the mid-70's and it used to sound so different (rather primitive) compared to the 747-200's that AI was already flying by then....sounded as though there were a thousand hammers banging aganst the metallic interior of the engines.... any inputs would be appreciated ....  smile 
 
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RE: Reminiscing The Piano Days In The 747-100's?

Sat Mar 10, 2007 2:40 pm

Quoting AeroWesty (Reply 17):
I've tried using Google Images to find a picture of it, but haven't been able to. The only pictures I've seen of it were in advertising, so if you want to find a picture of it, I'd suggest looking at old copies of Time or Newsweek from the early 1970s

There is a nice big picture of the piano in an AA B741 on page 112 in the book

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RE: Reminiscing The Piano Days In The 747-100's?

Mon Mar 12, 2007 10:04 am

Quoting Gr8Circle (Reply 54):
Hey guys.....did AF have the 747-100 back in the 70's?...

AF took delivery of 16 747-100s. Two photos of AF's first below, delivered March 20, 1970, 2 months after the 747 went into service. It was the 19th 747 built and only the 2nd delivered to a non-US airline (the 1st was LH's first 747 and the 12th built, delivered 10 days earlier).


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RE: Reminiscing The Piano Days In The 747-100's?

Mon Mar 12, 2007 7:52 pm

Quoting Viscount724 (Reply 56):
Quoting Gr8Circle (Reply 54):
Hey guys.....did AF have the 747-100 back in the 70's?...

AF took delivery of 16 747-100s. Two photos of AF's first below, delivered March 20, 1970, 2 months after the 747 went into service. It was the 19th 747 built and only the 2nd delivered to a non-US airline (the 1st was LH's first 747 and the 12th built, delivered 10 days earlier).

The last AF -100's were retired in the very late 1990's/ very early 2000's after about 30 years of service.
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RE: Reminiscing The Piano Days In The 747-100's?

Mon Mar 12, 2007 8:54 pm

Quoting LH459 (Reply 44):
video games in the back of the DC-10s on the Hawaii routes.

I remember watching a documentry a few years ago about the 747 and I definitly remember seeing SNES controllers to entertain kids through tiny PTVs. I don't know if any airline went with the option but I'm fairly sure Boeing offered it in the early 747-400s.

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RE: Reminiscing The Piano Days In The 747-100's?

Mon Mar 12, 2007 9:49 pm

Quoting TriStar500 (Reply 57):
The last AF -100's were retired in the very late 1990's/ very early 2000's after about 30 years of service.



Quoting Viscount724 (Reply 56):
Quoting Gr8Circle (Reply 54):
Hey guys.....did AF have the 747-100 back in the 70's?...

AF took delivery of 16 747-100s. Two photos of AF's first below, delivered March 20, 1970, 2 months after the 747 went into service. It was the 19th 747 built and only the 2nd delivered to a non-US airline (the 1st was LH's first 747 and the 12th built, delivered 10 days earlier).

Thanks for the info.... wave 

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