Because the 717 was a moniker for the military variant of the 707 at the time iirc The 717 was the KC-135...a derivative of the 367-80, of which the 707 was also a derivative. Military variants of the 707 built for USAF service are 707-153/353 B/C (53 being the Boeing code for USAF) Not sure if the...Jump to post
Gotta say any A340...A340-500 in particular. Not gonna link any photos...I just like them. Especially that Kuwait -500.
Anyone who's ever flown with S4 knows they were always late because of mechanical problems. They can always make up the capacity by adding frequencies. In Nov 2016 I flew them once for a quick overnighter and back YYZ-PDL-YYZ just for the A310 and the flights operated on time both directions. Guess...Jump to post
Matt6461 wrote:Additional drawbacks of high wing:
-Requires T-tail, which is structurally inefficient.
So here's what happened... When I checked-in in Savannah, I realized my DL ticket included the AA leg from JFK to my foreign destination, which allowed me to dispatch the bags directly to my final destination without having to collect them at JFK. I decided to stay in terminal 4. I could have taken...Jump to post
It also makes a difference how far in advance you're booking. On average, booking 3 months in advance gives you the best fares. When you're booking last-minute you pay the highest possible price. I've searced and found you a $ 1261 return flight from San Francisco to Tokyo via Helsinki on Finnair i...Jump to post
Why is Delta painted on the floor of the shop? Does this factory only paint planes for Delta? It's likely just a decal. Decal was probably Photoshopped :roll: Or maybe that portion of the floor has a dynamic screen so they can change it up like the electronic billboards (or whatever they are) that ...Jump to post
Internet is your friend. planespotters.net has fleet listings and statistics. Here is a link to AC Jazz for a start...they are not in service according to this link. Not sure what other airlines are flying the -100 for AC though... https://www.planespotters.net/airline/Air-Canada-Jazz You may need ...Jump to post
Internet is your friend. planespotters.net has fleet listings and statistics. Here is a link to AC Jazz for a start...they are not in service according to this link. Not sure what other airlines are flying the -100 for AC though... https://www.planespotters.net/airline/Air-Canada-Jazz You may need t...Jump to post
Newark727 wrote:"KHAAAAAN!" - Passenger on this airline when his flight gets delayed, probably
In my opinion, when somebody (family or not) books under a single PNR, the airline system should automatically block those seats together on the part of the plane they consider non premium. If there are not enough seats or the arrangement of the plane doesn't allow for keeping the group together, a...Jump to post
The answer is yes. And personally I have quite a few times.Jump to post
DeltaMD95 wrote:...And to think after 32+ years they’re not even halfway to their 110k flight cycle limit. Amazing. Those historically longer S80 routings are evident here in the totals.
Didn't get on a Mercure, dammit. I was stationed in England 85-88 and easily could've gone to Paris and tried to fly aboard one. I did do a coach tour from LHR to the '85 Paris Air Show so at least I got to see many of the Air Inter Mercure frames at ORY during our visit there.Jump to post
TWA772LR wrote:Capacity is great and all, but frequency is also a big factor.
Would this grounding be the reason I saw ~ 15-20 WN aircraft parked nose-north north of C-concourse at DEN on Wednesday last week (8 Aug). I only noticed them after looking at photos I snapped of DEN while on downwind arriving to the north from PHX.Jump to post
Recommend doing an A.net photo search SFO (photo date 1993) / LAX (photo date 1993) and start compiling from there. For instance, here is just such a search for LAX: http://www.airliners.net/search?country=515®ion=81&location=29403&datePhotographed=1993 Once you click on that link, ju...Jump to post
Union Pacific and Norfolk Southern have painted some heritage schemes. BNSF is still wearing multiple schemes but has painted some freight cars with heritage logos. Perhaps DL could adorn a plane or five with heritage logos by the boarding door or the cockpit? I really wish BNSF would do a retro fl...Jump to post
e38 wrote:every single airline? Honest?
Somewhat on the same note, I saw that United is now using a different font for its registration numbers on both newly delivered and repainted aircraft. I'm not seeing it...can you provide specific comparison examples? For example, I looked at photos of a couple 737 Max of UA and the registration fo...Jump to post
Very nice report. Thanks for sharing. Personally I would have attempted to fly on a 757 if I was to fly from PHX to Hawaii. Yes sure the A321 is a very nice airplane to fly on, I have never been on the A330, but still I would choose to fly on a 757 if possible. A330s in U.S. service are "a nov...Jump to post
They started ORD along with BOS in the very early 90s. I want to say right around 91 or 92. OR went away fairly quickly, but BOS hung around through the mid 90s, if not even later. I can't quite recall if the A340 flew to BOS or not. I have photographed OA A340 at BOS from a parking garage...later ...Jump to post
Yflyer wrote:ANC has a couple of gates pre-security where these flights arrive.
Apparently an Aircoupe suffered engine failure flying south along the lake shore near Soldier's Field and was forced to land on southbound Lake Shore Drive and having to fly under a pedestrian bridge to do so. No injuries nor damage to aircraft or cars. http://abc7chicago.com/small-plane-lands-on-l...Jump to post