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by BUFJACK10
Mon Jun 11, 2018 7:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airports where pax had to use stairs to board 747, DC-10, L-1011
Replies: 225
Views: 12304

Re: Airports where pax had to use stairs to board 747, DC-10, L-1011

BUF always had jetways for widebody American DC 10’s in the old east terminal and Eastern L1011 in the old West Terminal

As far as I know there are a couple gates in the new terminal that can handle 747 aircraft now.

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by BUFJACK10
Fri Jun 08, 2018 9:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Upstate New York Thread - 2018
Replies: 325
Views: 21278

Re: Upstate New York Thread - 2018

BUF - 1967, part 1 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BUHLnhg7xtU BUF - 1967, part 2 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FmFUxzzHlPg Those are awesome, and how I wish a plane the size of a 707 would fly into any upstate NY city today. It is also cool to see that transitional time in the 60's when DC-7's a...

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by BUFJACK10
Sat Jun 02, 2018 7:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Upstate New York Thread - 2018
Replies: 325
Views: 21278

Re: Upstate New York Thread - 2018

Looks like BUF is getting the long awaited AA DFW - BUF nonstop starting 12/19 on an A319
Nothing on a Miami return though.

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by BUFJACK10
Sat May 05, 2018 12:34 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: YYZ Diversions 5/4/2018
Replies: 12
Views: 2197

YYZ Diversions 5/4/2018

Looking at Flightaware today 5/4 I noticed that there were numerous YYZ diversions to BUF today, AC, AA DL UA all had flights diverted. There were some thunderstorms in the area and some high winds but it didn't seem bad enough to affect so many flights. Have any other airports accepted diversions f...

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by BUFJACK10
Mon Apr 16, 2018 7:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Upstate New York Thread - 2018
Replies: 325
Views: 21278

Re: Upstate New York Thread - 2018

AA to DFW is the most likely of these. AA plans on adding 100 flights per day at DFW over the next few years and I expect 2x daily E175 to BUF to be two of them. AA flew DFW-BUF for several years in the 1990's/early 00's so the market is there. STL on WN is a possibility but I see WN adding BUF-BNA...

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by BUFJACK10
Sun Apr 08, 2018 11:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Upstate New York Thread - 2018
Replies: 325
Views: 21278

Re: Upstate New York Thread - 2018

On a positive note, it looks like B6 491/492 BUF-LAX-BUF is back to daily. Glad to see it

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by BUFJACK10
Sun Apr 08, 2018 1:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Frontier to start service to Portland, Maine
Replies: 39
Views: 4549

Re: Frontier to start service to Portland, Maine

I'm happy Portland is getting additional service.. I do wish for better service for day trips. Most cities in upstate NY, Ohio! Pennsylvania etc all need to connect in the most congested airports in the Northeast making productive day business schedules next to impossible. Hopefully someday there co...

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by BUFJACK10
Fri Apr 06, 2018 11:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Upstate New York Thread - 2018
Replies: 325
Views: 21278

Re: Upstate New York Thread - 2018

Canadian passengers in BUF and SYR give both airports a major boost in passengers and flights. ROC will never get that. Buffalo's vastly-higher-than-market numbers indicate that it does get major leakage from Southern Ontario. BUF would probably be similar to ROC without it. Be glad of your border ...

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by BUFJACK10
Tue Apr 03, 2018 4:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Upstate New York Thread - 2018
Replies: 325
Views: 21278

Re: Upstate New York Thread - 2018

SYR-BNA is an interesting add for Allegiant. As far as I know, no Upstate NY market has supported nonstop service to Nashville except BUF during the AA hub era around late 80's. Hoping it works! Is there some special economic connection between the BNA area and SYR? Jim It wasn’t nonstop, it was 3x...

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by BUFJACK10
Mon Apr 02, 2018 6:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Upstate New York Thread - 2018
Replies: 325
Views: 21278

Re: Upstate New York Thread - 2018

ROCDLFAN wrote: It’s not going to be Southwest- SYR and the CNY region is just too close to BUF, ROC, and ALB to exist without consequence to other stations, especially ROC. UA to DEN, AA to DFW or even NK or F9 are significantly more likely. With all due respect, I think you may be overlooking the...

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by BUFJACK10
Mon Mar 19, 2018 10:16 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Upstate New York Thread - 2018
Replies: 325
Views: 21278

Re: Upstate New York Thread - 2018

BUF / IAG experts, maybe you can answer a historical question. Around 1978-1979, my piano teacher's assistant told me at a lesson that she and her husband had flown to Europe, I think it was her honeymoon. Of course, ten-year-old me asked for flight details, and she knew them. Sigrid told me that t...

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by BUFJACK10
Fri Mar 16, 2018 3:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: How did PanAm feed its network?
Replies: 100
Views: 10496

Re: How did PanAm feed its network?

Regarding the map from 1987 notice the small lettering that said PAN AM Express which was initially operated by Ransome Dash 7's before they painted those planes into Pan Am colors and then switched to ATR-42's (I can remember seeing one at SYR). Prior to Ransome Empire Airlines (UR) provided the P...

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by BUFJACK10
Wed Mar 14, 2018 9:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Mirabel Airport - Montreal
Replies: 56
Views: 9259

Re: Mirabel Airport - Montreal

I apologize for sounding naiive but what in the Aeroquay?

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by BUFJACK10
Tue Mar 13, 2018 11:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Mirabel Airport - Montreal
Replies: 56
Views: 9259

Mirabel Airport - Montreal

Having flown into Mirabel a few times and saddened to see it close, I was wondering if anyone can update what's going on with it to date. I know Bombardier has a presence and I believe some cargo is processed there. Has the terminal area and hotel been demolished? I know it was scheduled to be but I...

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by BUFJACK10
Mon Mar 12, 2018 11:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Upstate New York Thread - 2018
Replies: 325
Views: 21278

Re: Upstate New York Thread - 2018

HA's LAX FA base is currently the only mainland crew base. There were pilot/FA bases in LAX, SFO and SEA starting around 1985 when the L-1011 began operation. I'm not sure when the FAs left SFO and SEA, but it would have been before I was hired there in the late 90s. The pilot bases stayed open unt...

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by BUFJACK10
Sun Mar 11, 2018 2:33 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Upstate New York Thread - 2018
Replies: 325
Views: 21278

Re: Upstate New York Thread - 2018

So far, much of the response activity has been centered around the larger upstate airports. I've always been interested in what sort of terminal facilities are in the smaller airports such as Plattsburg, Ogdensburg, Elmira etc. If anyone has any photos of these airports it would be good to see. Than...

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by BUFJACK10
Sat Mar 10, 2018 7:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Upstate New York Thread - 2018
Replies: 325
Views: 21278

Re: Upstate New York Thread - 2018

How’s JBs BUF LAX doing? Loads justify? This route has just always had a question mark next to it for me. The loads from what I’ve heard have always been fairly decent, but with the fares being what they are, I just cannot understand how a profit is being made on it. If memory serves me the incenti...

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by BUFJACK10
Fri Mar 09, 2018 2:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Upstate New York Thread - 2018
Replies: 325
Views: 21278

Re: Upstate New York Thread - 2018

I find it a little surprising AA doesn't fly to JFK (or LGA) from BUF, ROC or SYR. I know there's a fair amount of capacity already on these routes from DL and B6 (and to EWR with UA), but there are a fair amount of markets served from JFK not served by CLT or PHL, and requiring a backtrack to conn...

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by BUFJACK10
Mon Mar 05, 2018 6:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Upstate New York Thread - 2018
Replies: 325
Views: 21278

Re: What's Going On In Rochester, NY (ROC) 2018

Speaking of AA Barbie jets...I'll be at ROC later today to fly back to DC. I'll try to get some pictures of the construction. They've installed some framework above the apron just outside the atrium window next to the west rotunda and A2. Southern Ontario really skews things at BUF. Canadians seem ...

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by BUFJACK10
Fri Feb 23, 2018 1:09 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Upstate New York Thread - 2018
Replies: 325
Views: 21278

Re: What's Going On In Rochester, NY (ROC) 2018

[quote][/q I remember one time expressing frustration to a ticket agent in ALB, who told me "You wouldn't believe how many complaints we get every day that we don't fly to SYR." Since ROC is closer to SYR than ALB, I'm sure the same situation exists at ROC.uote] Hopefully if WN did serve S...

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by BUFJACK10
Thu Feb 08, 2018 4:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumored Frontier New Service
Replies: 185
Views: 18410

Re: Rumored Frontier New Service

Ha, ha. Austin-Buffalo. That's got to be an early candidate for the most ridiculous route of the year (if there were such a distinction). Does Houston even have nonstops to Buffalo (or Providence)? I will admit I thought BUF - AUS and to some extent RDU are choices I wouldn't expect, but the airpor...

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by BUFJACK10
Wed Jan 03, 2018 2:50 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Trump takes credit for 2017 aviation safety record
Replies: 39
Views: 2194

Re: Trump takes credit for 2017 aviation safety record

First off, the thanks for safety needs to go to those who deserve it, make aviation their careers and passion, and who deal with hundreds of thousands of people each day. Pilots, mechanics, flight attendants ground and counter staff, air traffic, rampers. Security among only a few who deserve thanks...

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by BUFJACK10
Wed Dec 27, 2017 6:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Reuters:Airbus ready to phase out A380 if fails to win Emirates deal
Replies: 695
Views: 87043

Re: Reuters:Airbus ready to phase out A380 if fails to win Emirates deal

[quote]EK and Airbus are playing chicken. Airbus needs the EK order to keep the 380 program going and EK needs the 380 for their business model. (They simply can't get that many seats in and out of London any other way, for example). Of course EK is trying to push Airbus to redeveloping more and Air...

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by BUFJACK10
Mon Dec 18, 2017 3:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest at GSP with nonstops only to ATL
Replies: 13
Views: 3413

Re: Southwest at GSP with nonstops only to ATL

To bring back BWI and MDW to re-accommodate if ATL has issues makes no sense. Traffic flows would be counter productive but possibly HOU and only if O/D is enough to. Support it.

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by BUFJACK10
Tue Dec 12, 2017 2:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: OneJet Looking to Start BUF-ALB
Replies: 37
Views: 4036

Re: OneJet Looking to Start BUF-ALB

ROCDLFAN wrote: If it's going to happen, I'd route it BUF-ROC-ALB or BUF-SYR-ALB or something among those lines. Non stop from BUF-ALB simply doesn't work, and nothing has changed in the last seven years to prove otherwise. I agree with this .... i dont think BUF - ALB will survive for very long. T...

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by BUFJACK10
Tue Dec 12, 2017 1:32 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: OneJet Looking to Start BUF-ALB
Replies: 37
Views: 4036

Re: OneJet Looking to Start BUF-ALB

I used to fly the route about 10 times a month and the flights were always pretty full. USAir used to run 4 times daily with DC9's BAC111 and Fokker 100's. A lot of banking and State employees were the main clientele. Hopefully it'll do well. They're only offering 60 seats each way so I think they h...

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by BUFJACK10
Tue Sep 26, 2017 1:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American adds limited-time MIA-BUF/RSW during holiday season
Replies: 59
Views: 4200

Re: American adds limited-time MIA-BUF/RSW during holiday season

So BUF will have 4 choices to South Florida... And ROC has f12@#ng ZERO If AA does make it permanent as people expect (we shall see) and if you include NK at IAG which is so close they essentially serve the same area there will be 5. Actually, I'm surprised F9 didn't go to IAG instead of BUF seeing...

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by BUFJACK10
Tue Sep 26, 2017 1:42 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American adds limited-time MIA-BUF/RSW during holiday season
Replies: 59
Views: 4200

Re: American adds limited-time MIA-BUF/RSW during holiday season

BUFJACK10 wrote: MO11 wrote: Remember when UA did BUF-MIA nonstop all year (and ROC-MIA on season)? United flew BUF-MIA in the 70's using mostly DC-8's and an occasional 727. It was a very popular route at the time. I flew it frequently and was quite full especially in the winter months. Pretty sur...

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by BUFJACK10
Mon Sep 25, 2017 8:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American adds limited-time MIA-BUF/RSW during holiday season
Replies: 59
Views: 4200

Re: American adds limited-time MIA-BUF/RSW during holiday season

MO11 wrote: Remember when UA did BUF-MIA nonstop all year (and ROC-MIA on season)? I don't know about those, but I assumed that you were talking about a route set up to sustain the Miami hub purchased from Pan Am. I went to departed flights to look it up and saw, well before the Pan Am MIA hub tran...

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by BUFJACK10
Fri Sep 15, 2017 2:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Buffalo airport making big push for transatlantic flights
Replies: 78
Views: 12730

Re: Buffalo airport making big push for transatlantic flights

WHY is my only question? Buffalo won't get TATL service anytime soon or in the future... It's a depressed city with nothing to offer airlines overseas. I don't think you have any clue about the city if that's what you think. I think the comment about being depressed was correct 15 years ago after m...

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by BUFJACK10
Wed Aug 23, 2017 12:29 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: OAG Changes 8/20/2017: KX to ORD; AA Moves ZRH to PHL from JFK; AM Back Into DTW-MTY
Replies: 39
Views: 7942

Re: OAG Changes 8/20/2017: KX to ORD; AA Moves ZRH to PHL from JFK; AM Back Into DTW-MTY

UA EWR-BUF DEC 6>5


I noticed while booking some trips that UA has brought back mainline on BUF-EWR with a 737-700 for Oct, Nov and Dec. Nice to see again. Last time this was run with mainline CO did a 737-800

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by BUFJACK10
Sun Aug 06, 2017 11:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Buffalo airport making big push for transatlantic flights
Replies: 78
Views: 12730

Re: Buffalo airport making big push for transatlantic flights

[quoteOne factor that one must also consider is the weather, BUF is smack in the middle of lake effect country, and some carriers might shy away for that reason alone unless they were only considering seasonal summer routes.][/quote] BUF has experienced little downtime and rarely closes during the w...

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by BUFJACK10
Sat Jun 17, 2017 3:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Pan Am question
Replies: 22
Views: 4375

Re: Pan Am question

PA like never had any money so I doubt they could have gotten all the leases and stuff at that time. I've read Skygods recently and under William Seawell after a round of employment and route reductions Pan Am was in fact making money and not doing too badly If I remember they actually had a cash b...

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by BUFJACK10
Wed May 31, 2017 12:58 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA Rebrand: Will this happen anytime soon?
Replies: 93
Views: 14778

Re: UA Rebrand: Will this happen anytime soon?

Can't speak to it happening anytime soon, but I think bringing back the tulip wouldn't hurt. Infact, just remove the globe on the tail and put a gold tulip on its place. IMO, I think that would look stunning. The thing about the tulip is that it really doesn't portray United as a global airline, wh...

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by BUFJACK10
Tue May 02, 2017 3:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Sightseeing in a jetliner
Replies: 34
Views: 6010

Re: Sightseeing in a jetliner

Many times on approach to BUF pilots would request permission to circle Niagara Falls at a low altitude so passengers can get a birdseye view. It was always a nice treat people enjoyed. These weren't scheduled sightseeing, but appreciated and enjoyed, especially by visitors.

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by BUFJACK10
Sun Apr 23, 2017 12:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: OAG Changes 4/23/2017:DL BOS Expansion AUS/BUF/JAX/MCI/ORF
Replies: 112
Views: 14806

Re: OAG Changes 4/23/2017:DL BOS Expansion AUS/BUF/JAX/MCI/ORF

All the G4 changes are cuts. Is this something seasonally normal for them? Due to MD80 retirements? Maintenance? Seems expensive to have so much hardware sitting around not generating revenue, especially that have brand new frames on order.
Thanks

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by BUFJACK10
Sat Apr 22, 2017 1:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA Employee Allegedly Hit Mom with Stroller, Challeneges 2nd Passeneger to "Hit Me"
Replies: 274
Views: 22596

Re: AA Employee Allegedly Hit Mom with Stroller, Challeneges 2nd Passeneger to "Hit Me"

After watching the video, I agree it is unfortunate that there really isn't any indication of what happened prior to boarding. The situation may have begun before boarding and the passenger with the child may have been informed that the stroller needed to be gate checked.(After traveling with small ...

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by BUFJACK10
Tue Apr 18, 2017 12:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Do you see Bombardier doing well?
Replies: 53
Views: 9347

Re: Do you see Bombardier doing well?

[quoteYou realize that that is what the A319 and 737-700 are. And don't mention their poor recent sales, they are outdated, overweight shrinks, the CS300 is not.][/quote] I'd agree that the A319 is a shrink, however, I don't believe the 737-700 is a shrink. If memory serves the 700 was an updated ve...

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by BUFJACK10
Fri Apr 14, 2017 7:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Name the USA airport-early 1980s
Replies: 23
Views: 4030

Re: Name the USA airport-early 1980s

The only thing though isn't the RC 72S out of place in Buffalo. But I agree it sure looks like Buffalo.


Not at all, RC started with DC9's to DTW but quickly added at least 2 72S out of the 4 daily flights. They shared gates with EA in the old West Terminal even after the merger with NW.

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by BUFJACK10
Fri Apr 14, 2017 7:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Name the USA airport-early 1980s
Replies: 23
Views: 4030

Re: Name the USA airport-early 1980s

timz wrote: Where did EA fly a 757 from BUF? I'm pretty sure ATL and maybe MIA were the only places EA flew from BUF. EA flew the 757 on ATL-BUF-YYZ routing on two of it's four daily flights. At times it originated in MIA but not always. They also flew this routing with L1011, A300 727 and DC9. UA ...

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by BUFJACK10
Thu Apr 13, 2017 11:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Name the USA airport-early 1980s
Replies: 23
Views: 4030

Re: Name the USA airport-early 1980s

Actually there's a strong possibility it could be BUF looking out from the Eastern gates in the West terminal. All the aircraft shown were flown into BUF during the 80's and the aircraft in the west terminal were parked at an angle to allow aircraft to exit without a tug. The radar tower and the veg...

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by BUFJACK10
Wed Feb 22, 2017 10:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Many Questions about HNL
Replies: 13
Views: 3612

Re: Many Questions about HNL

Do they still have the open air walkways?
It's been a while since I've been there?

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by BUFJACK10
Wed Feb 08, 2017 8:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA Fokker F100s - Sent Away Too Soon?
Replies: 64
Views: 10957

Re: AA Fokker F100s - Sent Away Too Soon?

I always thought the F100 was a nice ride. The only thing I never felt comfortable with was that there was no emergency exit aft of the over wing exit. I always made sure I sat forward of the wing

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by BUFJACK10
Wed Feb 08, 2017 3:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Condor Airlines to Buffalo (BUF)?
Replies: 23
Views: 4203

Re: Condor Airlines to Buffalo (BUF)?

I am a transplant to Buffalo from St Louis and live in the city. When I first was offered my current position 10 years ago I have to admit I heard the negative comments and almost turned down the position. I am so glad I didn't. The city has progressed so much in a short period and it's very livable...

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by BUFJACK10
Fri Jan 27, 2017 4:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BUF to get $65MM Upgrade
Replies: 7
Views: 1224

Re: BUF to get $65MM Upgrade

I used to work in finance. Shorthanded $65M is $65,000. $65MM is $65,000,000.

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by BUFJACK10
Fri Jan 27, 2017 2:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BUF to get $65MM Upgrade
Replies: 7
Views: 1224

BUF to get $65MM Upgrade

I've always felt it's one of the more convenient terminals to use, it's nice to see the NFTA is continually looking at ways to accommodate expected growth. The article also mentions possible new foreign carriers. It'll be interesting to see over the next few years if this happens. http://buffalonews...

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by BUFJACK10
Tue Jan 10, 2017 12:49 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Allegheny's BAC 111 fleet
Replies: 44
Views: 6856

Re: Allegheny's BAC 111 fleet

Iv'e always been a fan of the BAC-111. Although not much to look at the sound of the Spey's, especially on takeoff was unique. I never could believe such loud crackling noise could emit from a small jet. I do miss that sound. Here's a link I enjoy, I hope you all do as well http://bac1-11jet.co.uk/

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by BUFJACK10
Fri Nov 25, 2016 8:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Only one state for airline named...
Replies: 59
Views: 8616

Re: Only one state for airline named...

New York Air was for NYC not NY state That is correct, NYA had very little presence in upstate. Not named after a specific state, but there was also Ozark Air Lines which was based in Missouri (part of the Ozark Plateau) and served cities in states that are part of the Ozarks. Along those lines Emp...

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by BUFJACK10
Wed Nov 09, 2016 1:14 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumor: Emirates to start Phoenix and Buffalo
Replies: 143
Views: 31612

Re: Rumor: Emirates to start Phoenix and Buffalo

klm617 wrote: md2012 wrote: I can't imagine a wide body jet in BUF. The airport mainly has narrow body jets and I don't even know if the airbridges can handle a 777. DC10 and L1011 flights used to be regulars at BUF by AA and EA AA even flew BUF-LGA with DC10s. UA may have flown them ORD alongside ...

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by BUFJACK10
Tue Nov 01, 2016 11:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Eastern 738 @ BUF Today
Replies: 3
Views: 1200

Re: Eastern 738 @ BUF Today

Any idea why it was operating to Nassau? I'm assuming a private charter but I've always wondered if Eastern would step into the Vacation Charter business, partnering with the likes of Apple Vacations or Vacation Express. I'm not sure, but is not unusual charters to warmer climates at this time of y...

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