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Max Q
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Your Retro Airline Dream Fleet?

Thu Apr 19, 2012 2:20 am

I have always been a fan of the 60's and 70's era Jets.


Imho they were far more interesting and had more character than any of todays transports.


With this in mind are there any others out there that share this sentiment and if so what would the composition of your retro Airline fleet be ?


It doesnt have to make any economic sense, just a reflection of what you like !



Here is one of my ideas going from smallest to largest:




B737-200


B727-200


Convair 880


B707


L1011 Tristar.



B747 Classic.
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RE: Your Retro Airline Dream Fleet?

Thu Apr 19, 2012 2:22 am

727-100/200
L-1011
DC-8-61
737-200
747-100
 
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RE: Your Retro Airline Dream Fleet?

Thu Apr 19, 2012 2:34 am

Caravelle
737-200
727-200
DC-9
DC-8-51/61/71
L10/L15 (just so I can hear these sounds again regularly during the engine start http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5ohzrgHGagM check the 30 second mark on...)
 
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RE: Your Retro Airline Dream Fleet?

Thu Apr 19, 2012 2:40 am

Welcome aboard
Airways! My dream fleet. BTW since we are on a daydreaming thread. It's the "Zippyjet Alliance!." Main hubs BWI, ATL, MDW and MIA. My alliance consists of WN, LY, Hawaiian, Emirates, Thai, and a revived Panagra and Eastern Airlines. My fantasy fleet is under the Eastern and Panagra flags.
L-188 (serve quick hops) like BWI-ACY
DC-8 20 and 30 series complete with curtains and Palomar seats re-upholstered in 2012. LED lights replacing all cabin lighting.
Boeing 727-200
Boeing 757-200
L-1011 (bottom level galleys)
MD-11
Boeing 717
Boeing 747-400 and 800 series
Boeing 777
Boeing 787 Dreamliner
Boeing 797 "UDF" Invicta (SWA Life launch customer) replacement for 737 series
Launch customer of the new HSCT 807 "Thunder Jet" Cruising speed 3000 MPH seats up to 400 pax in mixed class twin asile layout

Panagra:
DC-8 20/30 series (see above)
A-340
A-380
A-380
Boeing 797 Invicta
Launch Customer of the new Airbus A-3000 HSCT AVerage Cruise speed 2700 MPH seats up to 750 pax mixed class
twin asile layout.
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RE: Your Retro Airline Dream Fleet?

Thu Apr 19, 2012 2:57 am

Suggested a move to polls/prefs since I suspect that's a better home for this. Nonetheless, here goes...


DC-9-30
B727-200
DC-8-60
DC-10-30
B747-200
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RE: Your Retro Airline Dream Fleet?

Thu Apr 19, 2012 2:59 am

DC-9-10 to the 50
DC-10-30
747-200
L1011
737-200
727-200
Put in a 707 for some longer routes with less demand.
Get some Fokker-27s for regional flying.
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RE: Your Retro Airline Dream Fleet?

Thu Apr 19, 2012 3:17 am

If only I could fly Concorde...
 
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RE: Your Retro Airline Dream Fleet?

Thu Apr 19, 2012 6:55 pm

For me it would have to be a fleet of the 3 classic British T tails.

One Eleven 200, 400, and 500
Trident 3
VC10 for long haul.

Also, just to be different.

A Comet 4 for charter work.

Would also like a couple of Caravelles and a couple of Dassault Mercures for a bit of variety.
 
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RE: Your Retro Airline Dream Fleet?

Thu Apr 19, 2012 8:23 pm

VC10 is a great choice, along with the Mercure, great machines.
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RE: Your Retro Airline Dream Fleet?

Fri Apr 20, 2012 10:15 am

My airline would have:

CV-580
DC-9-10
DC-9-30
727-200
DC-10-40
747-100

Sounds a lot like NW after the RC takeover, doesn't it?  
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RE: Your Retro Airline Dream Fleet?

Fri Apr 20, 2012 12:41 pm

DC9-10
B727-100
B727-200
B737-100
CV880
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Max Q
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RE: Your Retro Airline Dream Fleet?

Fri Apr 20, 2012 6:20 pm

Quoting KGRB (Reply 9):
My airline would have:

CV-580
DC-9-10
DC-9-30
727-200
DC-10-40
747-100

Sounds a lot like NW after the RC takeover, doesn't it?

It does, they did have 757's but they're not exactly retro !
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RE: Your Retro Airline Dream Fleet?

Sat Apr 21, 2012 5:01 pm

Quoting Max Q (Reply 8):
VC10 is a great choice, along with the Mercure, great machines.

Thanks.

Might want some Vickers Viscounts for feeder work too while I'm thinking about it.

Need support vehicles too. To transfer pax I'd need some Duple Vega or Plaxton Supreme bodied Leyland Tiger coaches and catering and fuel trucks need to be a combo of Ford D series and Bedford T.K. with a couple of series 1 ford transits and VW type 2 vans/microbuses. First and business class pax get chauffeured door to door in Jaguar S types.

[Edited 2012-04-21 10:47:06]
 
Max Q
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RE: Your Retro Airline Dream Fleet?

Sat Apr 21, 2012 7:21 pm

Quoting GBLKD (Reply 12):


Might want some Vickers Viscounts for feeder work too while I'm thinking about it.

Need support vehicles too. To transfer pax I'd need some Duple Vega or Plaxton Supreme bodied Leyland Tiger coaches and catering and fuel trucks need to be a combo of Ford D series and Bedford T.K. with a couple of series 1 ford transits and VW type 2 vans/microbuses. First and business class pax get chauffeured door to door in Jaguar S types.

[Edited 2012-04-21 10:47:06]

Lovely !
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RE: Your Retro Airline Dream Fleet?

Sat Apr 21, 2012 8:45 pm

Viscounts and Dart Heralds for the feeder work,
1-11-400/500s and 737 200s for short haul,
A300s and TriStars for the high density stuff,
707s and Super VC10s for long haul.
And maybe a couple of Islanders for air taxi work and some Belfast freighters for hauling heavy stuff around.
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RE: Your Retro Airline Dream Fleet?

Sun Apr 22, 2012 6:03 am

Carevelle
Concorde
707s
DC10s
L1011s
CV880s
727-100....two doors are in the middle of the fuselage.
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Max Q
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RE: Your Retro Airline Dream Fleet?

Sun Apr 22, 2012 11:30 am

Quoting FlyboyOz (Reply 15):
727-100....two doors are in the middle of the fuselage.

You like that then ?


Funny, I always thought it looked odd. Just a bit of trivia, I was a Second and First Officer on the B727 and flew the -100 and -200 versions.


I hated working the -100 as a Second Officer (Flight Engineer) due to it's antiquated pressurisation system, it was all manually operated and I could never figure out how to work it smoothly, always providing plenty of pressure bumps for my unfortunate passengers.


I did like flying the -100 as an FO, it had a significantly larger control yoke and it was more responsive and manoeuverable than the -200.



Overall the -200 was a nicer Aircraft though, Imho, the nicest narrowbody Aircraft ever made.
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RE: Your Retro Airline Dream Fleet?

Wed Apr 25, 2012 4:04 am

Quoting Max Q (Reply 16):
You like that then ?

haha...well im interested in "special" and unusual aircraft that we have never seen it before. I have never never seen that Boeing put two doors in the middle of the 727-100's fuselage. Why did the Boeing design like this???

Wow...you're so lucky that u have flown on it before. Why did Boeing stop building more Boeing 727-100? Was American Airlines the first one to have some B727-100s?

You flew on both 757 and 767...which one you like more? For me, i like 767 as it's a nice and comfy plane!
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RE: Your Retro Airline Dream Fleet?

Wed Apr 25, 2012 4:44 am

I'm not sure what exactly retro means (how old), but I'll bite:

DC9-10/30/50
737-200 (always using reverse thrust because gas is not that expensive)
757-200
DC8-xx
747-200

That should about cover it  
 
Max Q
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RE: Your Retro Airline Dream Fleet?

Wed Apr 25, 2012 7:45 pm

Quoting FlyboyOz (Reply 17):

haha...well im interested in "special" and unusual aircraft that we have never seen it before. I have never never seen that Boeing put two doors in the middle of the 727-100's fuselage. Why did the Boeing design like this???

Those doors were positioned to be adjacent to the mid Galley on the -100, this allowed catering trucks to service them.

Quoting FlyboyOz (Reply 17):

Wow...you're so lucky that u have flown on it before. Why did Boeing stop building more Boeing 727-100? Was American Airlines the first one to have some B727-100s?

The Airlines were looking for a higher capacity version. Not sure who flew the -100 first.

Quoting FlyboyOz (Reply 17):



You flew on both 757 and 767...which one you like more? For me, i like 767 as it's a nice and comfy plane!




The 767 is a much nicer handling Aircraft from a Pilots point of view and more comfortable as well.
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RE: Your Retro Airline Dream Fleet?

Sun Apr 29, 2012 8:15 am

Thanks so much!

I just found out Pan Am also had B727-100 as well.
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RE: Your Retro Airline Dream Fleet?

Mon Apr 30, 2012 6:27 pm

For my retro airline's needs:

DC-9
727-200
DC-8-63
L1011
747-200

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