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That disappearing sound at airports

Wed Feb 26, 2020 12:59 pm

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-51470599

I had forgotten about that sound but this great report quickly brings it all back to me when I worked at LHR in the 70's. It was part of everyday life back then. :cloudnine:

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Glad to see that not all airports have gone over to the flat screen.
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Re: That disappearing sound at airports

Wed Feb 26, 2020 1:04 pm

https://www.channelnewsasia.com/news/si ... d-12268366

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Re: That disappearing sound at airports

Thu Feb 27, 2020 1:34 am

I think there’s an operating one in the TWA hotel at JFK
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Re: That disappearing sound at airports

Thu Feb 27, 2020 11:33 am

I think Frankfurt might have one, also Colombo (CMB) (or at least they did 2 years ago)
 
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Re: That disappearing sound at airports

Thu Feb 27, 2020 12:35 pm

Thank you for the link and posting these pictures. Of course I still remember that sound. In Frankfurt, typically, at least one letter would get stuck but it was never a problem.

readytotaxi wrote:
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I cannot see any airline name or airline code on this board. So I guess this board was for one airline only, correct?
 
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Re: That disappearing sound at airports

Thu Feb 27, 2020 2:58 pm

N14AZ wrote:
Thank you for the link and posting these pictures. Of course I still remember that sound. In Frankfurt, typically, at least one letter would get stuck but it was never a problem.

readytotaxi wrote:
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I cannot see any airline name or airline code on this board. So I guess this board was for one airline only, correct?


The cities and flight numbers (note 800) make me almost certain that's TW at JFK, although I don't remember that board.
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Re: That disappearing sound at airports

Thu Feb 27, 2020 8:47 pm

The Solari board at Idlewild airport(JFK), New York, 1962.
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