In the 60,70's & part of the 80'sseat pitch was 33-34" on most carriers in coach. So no they did not suffer or die due to narrow seats. Also the 17" wide seat was used on the BAC-111, DC-8, DC9, 707, 727, 737, 757, L1011, DC-10, 747. So everyone must have suffered horrors and still do...Jump to post
Technically SFO isn't in San Francisco Technically it is. SFO sits on land which belongs to the City and County of San Francisco. No. SFO is on unincorporated land in San Mateo county. The land is owned by the City and County of San Francisco but that does not mean it is part of the city. Then plea...Jump to post
Instead of the Caravelle, they should bring back the Trident. It will be stretched, have a modern cockpit, and carry three CFM LEAP engines in the back. It will have enough range to do TPAC and no worries about ETOPS. It will be called the "Trident-8" because the aviation community seems t...Jump to post
JFK is closer to GIG than IAD.
IAD is closer to GIG than EWR.
Tarantine wrote:"In 1969 we went to the moon... now we can’t yes things have slowed down.."
We (the USA) can't even (right now) put a man in orbit either.
longhauler wrote:I'll take a 707 (or DC-8) over an A320 series any day!
It would look better if the logo was in yellow. I am fine with the blue tail but the white logo is hideous. Here are 2 quick edits https://i.imgur.com/wDa7JBe.png https://i.imgur.com/Sw7T9om.png (Unfortunately, I can't edit/ fix my previous post, so I apologize if people consider my post spam.) I l...Jump to post
It would look better if the logo was in yellow. I am fine with the blue tail but the white logo is hideous.Jump to post
I find the incredibly spacious 3-3 seating in the mock-up to be an extremely rude, in your face, eff you by Doug Parker to the millions of AA passengers watching the video from the cramped, narrow, 30” pitch seats in the Main Cabin. They looked more like seats in the gate area than airplane seats. ...Jump to post
I always thought the L2 door on the A321 was smaller than the L1 door and that the L2 door was an emergency exit only. Having jetways for both the front and rear doors would be great, but of course it should be a jetway where there is very little chance of damaging the aircraft in case of malfunctio...Jump to post
Does anyone know how well or unwell SY did on their current service? It doesn't really matter how they did going to STS. They flew to STS to position a plane to do college football charters for colleges in the Pacific region. The planes had to be repositioned to/from MSP anyway so it only made sens...Jump to post
No reservations required; just walk up to counter In the early days of the EA shuttle not only were reservations not required, they were not accepted. Also you didn't even need to go to the ticket counter. Just get on the plane. The flight attendants were also "conductors" collecting the ...Jump to post
In the 50's, didn't TWA have to stop liquor service when flying over Kansas because Kansas was a "dry" state at the time? I vaguely remember hearing something about that at one time. There was also the case of USAirways fighting the state of New Mexico over taxes from alcohol sales while ...Jump to post
If this has already been posted please feel free to delete... Appears to be an engine failure leaving debris outside of airport boundaries. Curious to find out if this is a CEO or a NEO... http://www.wxyz.com/news/parts-of-spirit-plane-found-in-metro-detroit-yards-after-dtw-takeoff Can the reporter...Jump to post
RE europe to Hawaii, I don't understand why US airlines never tried a virtual direct (one-stop) flight on single aircraft, even once weekly and seasonal, to test the waters. Western Airlines used to fly HNL-ANC-LGW with a DC-10-30 in 1981. The route was flown twice a week. They didn't make any mone...Jump to post
I hope someone fills the void for Germany- Fort Myers service if all long haul is gone soon which I suspect it will be. I would think this would be an obvious choice for LH/Eurowings to pick up. After all, Eurowings seems to have had trouble finding routes that stick. This would be a solid optoin. ...Jump to post
TXL will have Miami and New York-JFK only, for a total of 2 routes. I just saw on my facebook page that AB is no longer accepting reservations for MIA-TXL after November 2. I tried to make dummy bookings MIA-TXL in late November and everything is thru DUS. No more nonstop flights MIA-TXL. JFK still...Jump to post
AirbusMDCFAN wrote:The Dynamic B762 that had the engine fire at FLL 2 years ago is now being scrapped. the left wing and the engine and nose cone have been removed.
PIT - Visited by car
PHX - Visited by car
The following cities are not "hubs" but due to the joy of non-revving, I have made connections to get from point A to point B:
RIC - Visited by car.
Thanks Mr. Chugach. Not a big deal, but in my narrow viewpoint, seeing a Q-400 on that long of a leg is fascinating and curious. Very interesting, and again I sure hope the crew had some snacks... Well there are Saab 340s and regular dash 8s that make the trip all the time. Do you think the turbopr...Jump to post
Which airlines had BOTH the DC-10 and the L-1011 in their fleets? I know Pan Am did after the National merger, but were there others? Delta had both two different times, United got L-1011's when they bought Pan Am's Pacific division, and I believe Hawaiian had both at one time. Also Eastern had a s...Jump to post
I was in a mom-and-pop discount store last month (yes, June) and they had some Christmas decorations for sale. Also at our local Walmart, they started selling back-to-school stuff on July 5. I'm sure the Halloween stuff will be on the shelves shortly.Jump to post
This showed up on my facebook page a few hours ago. I thought it was very interesting: Remembering the Pan Am Worldport 3 hrs · This is our latest rendering of a United/Pan Am livery. This one is important because we had a big development today. We talked on the phone with the United executives in c...Jump to post
Take the Tri-Rail. That's fine most of the time. However if you arrive in MIA in the evening on a Saturday or Sunday you might have to wait up to three hours for a train. That happened to me recently when I arrived in MIA at 1800 on a Sunday. The Tri-Rail wasn't scheduled to leave MIA until after 2...Jump to post
Berlin Brandenburg International Airport (BER) Need I say anything more?Jump to post
Could this be a flash sale ONLY on Priceline? I've changed so departure airports to another local one and the prices are still low, but again only on priceline. Keep in mind that Eurowings has several low-cost flights from the USA to Cologne-Bonn and Norwegian will soon announce Dusseldorf as a lon...Jump to post
The Lockheed Constellation met the requirements of TWA for a transcontinental airliner with a 3500 mile range. TWA also demanded that the tail of the Connie could not be over a certain height so it could fit in TWA's hangars at the time. This resulted in the triple tail design. Rumor has it when Boe...Jump to post
jeffh747 wrote:Going back to the US and Florida, as you included MIA/FLL/PBI, you could say Orlando has a decent concentration of airports. You've got MCO/SFB/TPA/PIE all within about 90 minutes or so of each other. You could add JAX/DAB if you wanna be generous.
njdevilsin03 wrote:FLL had about a 2 hour ground stop yesterday from weather I believe which caused delays to many other flights.
Not to pick on TWA, but didn't flight 800 start the fuel tank inerting systems that are now found in aircraft fuel tanks? Speaking of TWA 800 I believe the first TWA 800 accident in Rome in 1964 led to the changes in the way emergency slides are operated, from being manually operated to the automat...Jump to post
There will be numerous threads on a.net speculating when DL will retire the 717.Jump to post
My brother used to work on an oil drilling ship in the SIN area. He was on a 21 days on, 21 days off schedule. He lived near SFO. The company flew him back and forth between SFO and SIN. He was always booked in Y but he had so many frequent flyer miles he usually flew in J or F.Jump to post
seat55a wrote:Where is the rego? I thought they had to be easily readable.