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by topbanana
Sat Jun 16, 2018 7:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Dallas says it has a plan to resolve Southwest-Delta fight for Love Field gates
Replies: 351
Views: 31322

Re: Dallas says it has a plan to resolve Southwest-Delta fight for Love Field gates

Latest in this saga between Delta and Southwest. https://www.wfaa.com/article/news/passengers-stuck-on-tarmac-in-gate-fight-at-love-field/287-564829793 I have to be honest.... I can't believe that this is even worthy of a news report. A flight was on the ground 20 minutes early and then had to wait...

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by topbanana
Sat May 12, 2018 9:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why are Southwest’s Flights always so bumpy?
Replies: 92
Views: 13798

Re: Why are Southwest’s Flights always so bumpy?

kiowa wrote:
Unless you have a window seat next to the engine.

Throwing stones in a glass house?


I'm assuming that for the two young children who will never see their mother again that perhaps it is a bit too soon.

Seriously.... if you can't show some maturity, at least try to show some respect.

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by topbanana
Thu Apr 26, 2018 12:35 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: KLM or Garuda? Who flew this route?
Replies: 19
Views: 2911

Re: KLM or Garuda? Who flew this route?

redcap1962 wrote:
Can confirm it was GA. I worked on the ramp at VIE at that time!


Thank you very much, redcap! Most appreciated!

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by topbanana
Wed Apr 25, 2018 4:27 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: KLM or Garuda? Who flew this route?
Replies: 19
Views: 2911

Re: KLM or Garuda? Who flew this route?

He/she means what about the return schedule? If it seems that it's a flight arriving at AMS on Thurs at 7am, stay for a few hrs and turn around, it would be GA equipment. In contrast, if the Indonesia-bound flight leaves AMS on Tues, and arrives at Bali on say Wednesday morning, then it is most lik...

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by topbanana
Wed Apr 25, 2018 4:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why didn't EA/CO Merge?
Replies: 20
Views: 3100

Re: Why didn't EA/CO Merge?

If I recall correctly, the U.S. government would not allow it.

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by topbanana
Wed Apr 25, 2018 4:15 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: KLM or Garuda? Who flew this route?
Replies: 19
Views: 2911

Re: KLM or Garuda? Who flew this route?

What are the timings and days of week that the flight operated? That will probably give you a hint. But unless my memory serves me wrong, it was a GA flight. Departed Denpasar Bali 5:15pm on Wednesday, arrived (3 stops later) in Amsterdam at 7:15am on Thursday. :roll: :roll: Obviously you didn't ge...

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by topbanana
Wed Apr 25, 2018 3:58 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: KLM or Garuda? Who flew this route?
Replies: 19
Views: 2911

Re: KLM or Garuda? Who flew this route?

MalevTU134 wrote:
What are the timings and days of week that the flight operated? That will probably give you a hint.
But unless my memory serves me wrong, it was a GA flight.


Departed Denpasar Bali 5:15pm on Wednesday, arrived (3 stops later) in Amsterdam at 7:15am on Thursday.

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by topbanana
Wed Apr 25, 2018 3:01 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: KLM or Garuda? Who flew this route?
Replies: 19
Views: 2911

KLM or Garuda? Who flew this route?

Looking for some help from the experts on a.net...... I am looking at an old OAG from the late 1980s. There is a flight that operates: Denpasar Bali-Medan-Abu Dhabi-Vienna-Amstedam with a Boeing 747 aircraft. It is listed as both KLM flight 804 and Garuda flight 804. I am trying to figure our which ...

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by topbanana
Wed Apr 11, 2018 1:45 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Decade since Delta's merger with Northwest
Replies: 231
Views: 18976

Re: Decade since Delta's merger with Northwest

Some of the comments on this thread are the reason so many respected users of yesteryear no longer participate. It's enough to make me stop reading. You don't like an airline, don't fly it. No one else on here cares what airline you prefer and/or why. That's not what this discussion (or so many othe...

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by topbanana
Fri Apr 06, 2018 10:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SAS 727 on MVD-GIG route in the late 1980s?
Replies: 13
Views: 1966

SAS 727 on MVD-GIG route in the late 1980s?

I was recently looking at an OAG from 1989 and I noticed a flight supposedly operated by Scandinavian Airlines System between Rio de Janeiro and Montevideo with 727 equipment. The flight was SK 955 Copenhagen-Rio on a SAS DC-10 and then onto Montevideo with a 727 and SK 956 operating the reverse. I ...

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by topbanana
Sat Mar 31, 2018 10:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Hawaiian L-1011 Operations
Replies: 22
Views: 4806

Re: Hawaiian L-1011 Operations

http://www.departedflights.com/HA040587intro.html

You'll notice that the L-1011 flights are designated with a triangle and the DC-8 flights are designated by a snowflake.
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For anyone interested, here is the Hawaiian Air timetable from April 1987:

http://www.departedflights.com/HA040587intro.html

You'll notice that the L-1011 flights are designated with a triangle and the DC-8 flights are designated by a snowflake.

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by topbanana
Fri Mar 09, 2018 8:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UTA to Denpasar Bali in the late 1980s?
Replies: 46
Views: 4650

UTA to Denpasar Bali in the late 1980s?

Was looking for some help....

Can anyone tell me if UTA flew their own aircraft into Denpasar Bali in the late 1980s?

Thank you.

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by topbanana
Mon Feb 19, 2018 9:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: CNS-NRT in 1989 on Japan Air Lines or Qantas?
Replies: 6
Views: 757

Re: CNS-NRT in 1989 on Japan Air Lines or Qantas?

OzarkD9S wrote:
http://timetableimages.com/ttimages/jl/jl8809/jl88-14.jpg

This schedule is from 1988 and says that it is operated in co-operation with QF except the Tokyo-Osaka portion which leads me to believe that QF was the operating carrier.


Thank you for that, OzarkD9S!

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by topbanana
Mon Feb 19, 2018 8:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: CNS-NRT in 1989 on Japan Air Lines or Qantas?
Replies: 6
Views: 757

CNS-NRT in 1989 on Japan Air Lines or Qantas?

Looking at an old schedule from 1989. There is a twice-weekly nonstop 747 flight between Cairns and Tokyo Narita.

It is listed as both a Japan Air Lines flight (JL 069) and a Qantas flight (QF 69).

Can anyone tell me which carrier would have actually operated that flight?

Thanks in advance.

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by topbanana
Fri Feb 09, 2018 12:50 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SYD-HRE in 1989? QF or UM?
Replies: 5
Views: 881

SYD-HRE in 1989? QF or UM?

Looking at a 1989 OAG and seeing that Qantas and Air Zimbabwe are both showing a similar schedule between Sydney and Harare.... Same equipment, same days, same exact schedule and all flights via Perth. I am assuming that it is Qantas service since I don't believe Air Zimbabwe ever operated 747s. Can...

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by topbanana
Thu Feb 08, 2018 12:09 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Buenos Aires-Sydney in 1989 - QF or AR?
Replies: 1
Views: 391

Buenos Aires-Sydney in 1989 - QF or AR?

Looking at an OAG from 1989..... Both Qantas and Aerolineas Argentinas are showing an identical schedule from Buenos Aires and Sydney.... Both flights share flight numbers, arrival/departure times, frequency, etc.... and both flights show via Rio Gallegos and Auckland. I am assuming that ONE airline...

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by topbanana
Wed Jan 31, 2018 11:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Origin of Airline Names
Replies: 170
Views: 13655

Re: Origin of Airline Names

I once read a story that back in the 1970s, Allegheny Airlines surveyed their passengers. They listed all of the major, national and local service airlines in the United States and asked their passengers to rank them from best to worst. Someone at Allegheny, which apparently had a less than stellar ...

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by topbanana
Mon Jan 15, 2018 5:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airlines In Communist Albania
Replies: 19
Views: 5488

Re: Airlines In Communist Albania

From two different Official Airline Guides from the 1980s: EFFECTIVE JULY 1983: TO TIRANA JAT operated a DC-9-30 on a Belgrade-Tirana route each Tuesday. Malev operated a TU-134 on a Budapest-Belgrade-Tirana route each Thursday. Inteflug operated an IL-18 on a Berlin-Budapest-Tirana route every OTHE...

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by topbanana
Sun Jan 07, 2018 5:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What's Going In CLE - 2018
Replies: 1434
Views: 116490

Re: What's Going In CLE - 2018

http://www.departedflights.com/COCLEhub.html
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greenair727 wrote:
^Back in the hub days, did UA (or CO) have flights at CAK?


Continental Express operated the route at various times:

http://www.departedflights.com/COCLEhub.html

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by topbanana
Mon Dec 25, 2017 4:55 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Former hub traffic (TWA, DL, US, etc.)
Replies: 30
Views: 5813

Re: Former hub traffic (TWA, DL, US, etc.)

Going back 30 years, and I don't have the actual data, but I believe NWA had 400 flights a day in Memphis say around 87 or 88, not long after the merger. and now combined DL and NWA is probably 40 i f not less. MEM peaked at just under 300 flights in 1987, there’s data on departedflights showing th...

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by topbanana
Thu Dec 21, 2017 11:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Horizon Air CEO stepping down after troubled year
Replies: 33
Views: 4469

Re: Horizon Air CEO stepping down after troubled year

QX had DC-9's? I thought so...but (1) I have not seen any pics, and (2) many have said they never existed. But I thought at one time QX flew the DC-9 to SMF from SEA. I never flew on the original QX F-28-1000's, but I flew on several of the ex-US F-28-4000's. I had forgotten about the Horizon DC-9s...

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by topbanana
Sat Nov 04, 2017 9:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What's Going In CLE - Part 14
Replies: 1379
Views: 156508

Re: What's Going In CLE - Part 14

WN has shown time and time again that they have modest interest in expanding in CLE at best. Haven’t counted in a while but I’d bet that the number of flights today is same as when the station opened. Sad to say I’ve come to conclusion there’s a lot more wishful thinking than reality. It Would be j...

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by topbanana
Thu Nov 02, 2017 8:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest Schedule Extension 11/02/17
Replies: 333
Views: 31401

Re: Southwest Schedule Extension 11/02/17

Looks like nothing new for CMH, though CMH-OAK remains on the map, so I'm guessing it was just a temporary victim of the Winter pulldown like STL was. I'm just curious is anyone knows what the background or reasoning for this route is? I've always thought it was kind of random. By the way, I mean t...

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by topbanana
Fri Oct 13, 2017 8:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What's Going In CLE - Part 14
Replies: 1379
Views: 156508

Re: What's Going In CLE - Part 14

greenair727 wrote:

BKL also served Midwest Express to MKE


When was this?

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by topbanana
Mon Jul 03, 2017 8:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Original Republic airlines question
Replies: 4
Views: 1093

Re: Original Republic airlines question

According to both the February 1, 1982 and June 1, 1982 OAGs, All Republic flights between Pasco and Seattle were on DC-9-30s and all Republic flights between Seattle and Minneapolis were on 727-200s. I would assume the March schedule would have been the same.

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by topbanana
Sun Jul 02, 2017 9:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Trying to date this ORD terminal map. Help please.
Replies: 8
Views: 1691

Trying to date this ORD terminal map. Help please.

Hello all.... I am trying to find a date for this terminal diagram of O'Hare Airport. I see that Lake Central is listed as one of the carriers, so it must be from 1968 or sooner. Is there anyone who can help further pinpoint the date? Thanks in advance. https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4239/3486962927...

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by topbanana
Sat Jun 03, 2017 9:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Did American ever consider the MD-90?
Replies: 14
Views: 3886

Re: Did American ever consider the MD-90?

American was more affected than most by the MD-11 debacle, having bought the plane specifically to fly Dallas to Tokyo and Dallas to Hong Kong, which even after the PIP (performance improvement programme), the MD-11 never operated. AA had to keep the pair of 747SPs they acquired from TWA as an inte...

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by topbanana
Sun Apr 09, 2017 4:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SWA setting another record unlikely to ever be broken
Replies: 36
Views: 11346

Re: SWA setting another record unlikely to ever be broken

I wonder how many total flights WN has had since inception? I suspect they have more than any other airline as well. I did some more research.... the number I come up with for total flights operated between 1971 and the end of 2016 is 27,220,290 fights. This number also, however, includes AirTran f...

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by topbanana
Sat Apr 08, 2017 4:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SWA setting another record unlikely to ever be broken
Replies: 36
Views: 11346

Re: SWA setting another record unlikely to ever be broken

I wonder how many total flights WN has had since inception? I suspect they have more than any other airline as well. This is by no means a current number, but at the end of 2000, the total number I have is 9,412,640 flights. This number comes from a Southwest-issued publication dated 2001 that list...

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by topbanana
Sat Jan 21, 2017 1:23 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA Service to Australia in the 70's
Replies: 44
Views: 6108

Re: AA Service to Australia in the 70's

AA also served SYD and AKL IIRC in the early 90s with M11s or DC10s via HNL. He must be thinking of the Qantas flights that began appearing in AA's timetable in 1994. Does anyone have any more info on this? I can't seem to find a AA timetable from the Early 1990's online... The cover of American's ...

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by topbanana
Sat Sep 10, 2016 2:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: CMH-OKC nonstop on Southwest?
Replies: 9
Views: 1402

CMH-OKC nonstop on Southwest?

I noticed on the interactive route map on southwest.com that Columbus, OH to Oklahoma City was showing up as a nonstop route. I searched multiple days and only found one time that the flight operates.... Sept. 16 CMH-OKC Flight 5999 6:50pm-8:15pm Sept. 18 OKC-CMH Flight 2108 4:20pm-7:40pm It doesn't...

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by topbanana
Wed Aug 10, 2016 11:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Canada 787 in Newark?
Replies: 13
Views: 2694

Re: Air Canada 787 in Newark?

Thank you all very much! I just didn't expect to see it! Thanks again!

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by topbanana
Wed Aug 10, 2016 11:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Canada 787 in Newark?
Replies: 13
Views: 2694

Air Canada 787 in Newark?

I just saw an Air Canada 787 in Newark parked at a JetBlue gate. Anyone know what it was doing here? AC doesn't normally send a 787 into Newark, do they?

I apologize if this is already mentioned somewhere. I did skim the forum but didn't see anything.

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by topbanana
Mon Aug 08, 2016 4:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WN and former AA (+US) Hubs...What's special about RDU?
Replies: 23
Views: 3852

Re: WN and former AA (+US) Hubs...What's special about RDU?

RDU never had a dominate carrier after AA hub lost. What about the second incarnation of Midway Airlines? Did their hub operation not make them the dominant carrier for at least a few years? (I am asking this legitimately - it is not intended to be sarcasm or contradict you.) From 2001: http://www....

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by topbanana
Thu Jun 23, 2016 11:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Continental Airlines axed EU routes/other axed routes
Replies: 38
Views: 7089

Re: Continental Airlines axed EU routes/other axed routes

http://www.departedflights.com/CODENhub.html
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intotheair wrote:
What was left of the CO hub at DEN by the end of it, around 93-95?


In terms of daily flight and destinations, this should help you out:

http://www.departedflights.com/CODENhub.html

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by topbanana
Wed May 25, 2016 12:21 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American's Old BNA Hub
Replies: 62
Views: 12879

RE: American's Old BNA Hub

This brochure from 1986 introduces the new Nashville hub:

http://www.departedflights.com/AAnashville86.html

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by topbanana
Sun May 22, 2016 11:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Construction At Dallas Love Field?
Replies: 18
Views: 3761

RE: New Construction At Dallas Love Field?

From the Love Field Modernization website: <a href="http://www.lovefieldmodernizationprogram.com/parking-garage-c/" target="_blank">http://www.lovefieldmodernizationprogram.com/parking-garage-c/</a> "The new Parking Garage C will provide approximately 5,000 spaces and have nine levels of parking; tw...

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by topbanana
Sun May 22, 2016 11:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Construction At Dallas Love Field?
Replies: 18
Views: 3761

RE: New Construction At Dallas Love Field?

I believe its a new parking garage.

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by topbanana
Sun May 22, 2016 1:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American's Old BNA Hub
Replies: 62
Views: 12879

RE: American's Old BNA Hub

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/USAirALB" class="quote" target="_blank">USAirALB</a> (<a href="#4" class="quote">Reply 4</a>):<br/><i> Tbh, I really don't know what <acronym ti...

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by topbanana
Fri May 20, 2016 3:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 747 Classics At British Airways
Replies: 55
Views: 16009

RE: 747 Classics At British Airways

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/cedarjet" class="quote" target="_blank">cedarjet</a> (<a href="#0" class="quote">Thread starter</a>):<br/><i> I love to hear about multi-stoppin...

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by topbanana
Mon May 16, 2016 9:19 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 1985 US Airport Maps
Replies: 43
Views: 9394

RE: 1985 US Airport Maps

Love it! Any chance you would be willing to sell it???

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by topbanana
Mon May 09, 2016 6:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Help Dating These Maps Of JFK, LGA And EWR
Replies: 25
Views: 5015

RE: Help Dating These Maps Of JFK, LGA And EWR

So.... the fact that Pan Am started using Terminal 2 in 1970 (according to the other thread).... and East African only served <acronym title="New York - John F. Kennedy International (Idlewild) (JFK / KJFK), USA - New York">JFK</acronym> from December 1970 and July 1971..... I think that pretty much...

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by topbanana
Mon May 09, 2016 4:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Help Dating These Maps Of JFK, LGA And EWR
Replies: 25
Views: 5015

Help Dating These Maps Of JFK, LGA And EWR

I could use some help..... I recently came across an undated brochure for New York Airways. The brochure has terminal maps for Kennedy, LaGuardia and Newark Airports. I am trying to determine the approximate date of the brochure.... The sources I have been able to reference so far have led me to the...

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by topbanana
Mon May 09, 2016 12:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Panam's Average Load Factor Per Flight In The 70s?
Replies: 3
Views: 1762

RE: Panam's Average Load Factor Per Flight In The 70s?

Pan Am's load factors in the 1970s and early 1980s were as follows: (This information is taken from several Pan Am annual reports) 1970: 56.1% 1971: 52.3 1972: 68.1 1973: 51.6 1974: 50.4 1975: 47.4 1976: 52.5 1977: 54.7 1978: 61.2 1979: 62.7 1980: 60.1 1981: 60.8 1982: 57.1 1983: 62.4 1984: 64.2 198...

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by topbanana
Tue May 03, 2016 7:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Flying Muse Air 1985
Replies: 17
Views: 2450

RE: Flying Muse Air 1985

There is a great website at: www.museair.com

Check it out. A lot of great pictures and information.

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by topbanana
Wed Apr 27, 2016 12:18 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 9 Flts On MIA-MCO. Is AA Milking The Disney Cow?
Replies: 56
Views: 14366

RE: 9 Flts On MIA-MCO. Is AA Milking The Disney Cow?

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/jfklganyc" class="quote" target="_blank">jfklganyc</a> (<a href="#14" class="quote">Reply 14</a>):<br/><i> Historically, out of the majors, <acr...

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by topbanana
Sat Apr 23, 2016 3:10 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A Crew With Real Class...
Replies: 7
Views: 12708

RE: A Crew With Real Class...

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/coolian2" class="quote" target="_blank">coolian2</a> (<a href="#3" class="quote">Reply 3</a>):<br/><i>I thought purple was the usual boarding co...

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by topbanana
Fri Apr 22, 2016 7:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A Crew With Real Class...
Replies: 7
Views: 12708

RE: A Crew With Real Class...

I saw pictures of the same on a Southwest Airlines fight yesterday.....

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by topbanana
Mon Apr 11, 2016 12:09 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Early 1970's Flights Between PDX & SEA
Replies: 31
Views: 3580

RE: Early 1970's Flights Between PDX & SEA

Here is 1974 Portland to Seattle: <a href="http://www.departedflights.com/SEA74p1.html" target="_blank">http://www.departedflights.com/SEA74p1.html</a> And 1974 Seattle to Portland: <a href="http://www.departedflights.com/PDX74p2.html" target="_blank">http://www.departedflights.com/PDX74p2.html</a>

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