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by aeromoe
Sat Oct 20, 2018 2:20 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why Wasn't the Boeing 727 The Boeing 717?
Replies: 25
Views: 5787

Re: Why Wasn't the Boeing 727 The Boeing 717?

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...

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by aeromoe
Sat Oct 20, 2018 2:09 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: TWA L1011 service from PHL-STL
Replies: 15
Views: 2461

Re: TWA L1011 service from PHL-STL

cle757 wrote:
I remember flying a 767-200 CLE-STL and a L1011 MIA-FLL (shortest flight I ever took)


June 1981 I did the TW 707-131B MIA-FLL-MIA up and back same day...same plane...on the ground at FLL for a quick turn. Revenue Pax.

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by aeromoe
Thu Oct 18, 2018 5:02 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Your preferred Govt/AF widebody currently in service (Pics please)
Replies: 6
Views: 623

Re: Your preferred Govt/AF widebody currently in service (Pics please)

Gotta say any A340...A340-500 in particular. Not gonna link any photos...I just like them. Especially that Kuwait -500.

Moe

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by aeromoe
Wed Oct 17, 2018 2:55 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Five Word Story Thread Q4 2018
Replies: 69
Views: 1096

Re: Five Word Story Thread Q4 2018

completely drain all the tanks

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by aeromoe
Tue Oct 16, 2018 3:28 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: The correct self-contained ST TNG episode
Replies: 29
Views: 1295

Re: The correct self-contained ST TNG episode

I already stated it: Ship In A Bottle. Done. Finished.

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by aeromoe
Tue Oct 16, 2018 2:26 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Last Azores Airlines A310 flight
Replies: 36
Views: 5220

Re: Last Azores Airlines A310 flight happening right now

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...

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by aeromoe
Fri Oct 12, 2018 12:30 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why no commercial jets airlines build with wing on the top?
Replies: 77
Views: 13912

Re: Why no commercial jets airlines build with wing on the top?

Matt6461 wrote:
Additional drawbacks of high wing:
-Requires T-tail, which is structurally inefficient.


Umm...no it doesn't. Ever seen the AN-124 and AN-225?

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by aeromoe
Thu Oct 04, 2018 2:43 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: The correct self-contained ST TNG episode
Replies: 29
Views: 1295

Re: The correct self-contained ST TNG episode

Airstud wrote:
DocLightning wrote:
You misspelled "The Chase."


Yeah well hardly anyone uses "then" and "than" correctly on social media...

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by aeromoe
Thu Oct 04, 2018 2:20 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: JFK layover: Can I "visit" a different terminal?
Replies: 13
Views: 837

Re: JFK layover: Can I "visit" a different terminal?

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...

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by aeromoe
Wed Sep 26, 2018 10:27 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: How come the direct flight between San Francisco and Tokyo is soooooo expensive
Replies: 12
Views: 1872

Re: How come the direct flight between San Francisco and Tokyo is soooooo expensive

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...

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by aeromoe
Fri Sep 21, 2018 7:28 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: The correct self-contained ST TNG episode
Replies: 29
Views: 1295

Re: The correct self-contained ST TNG episode

Ship In A Bottle...it was literally self-contained.

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by aeromoe
Fri Sep 21, 2018 12:30 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Jetblue to DXB?
Replies: 15
Views: 2604

Re: Jetblue to DXB?

aldrigsomandre wrote:
0 chance. Not even worth commenting.


You just did.

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by aeromoe
Fri Sep 14, 2018 11:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: First Delta Airbus A220-100 Rolls Out Of Paints Shop
Replies: 80
Views: 17034

Re: First Delta Airbus A220-100 Rolls Out Of Paints Shop

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 ...

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by aeromoe
Wed Sep 12, 2018 1:17 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Boarding pass - good at other airports?
Replies: 9
Views: 668

Re: Boarding pass - good at other airports?

Umm...yeah...no. I wouldn't think so.

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by aeromoe
Wed Sep 12, 2018 1:16 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Canada dash 8-100
Replies: 46
Views: 5737

Re: Air Canada dash 8-100

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 ...

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by aeromoe
Sat Sep 08, 2018 12:47 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Five Word Story Thread Q3 2018
Replies: 246
Views: 5607

Re: Five Word Story Thread Q3 2018

even with someone else's junk...

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by aeromoe
Sat Sep 08, 2018 12:41 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Five Word Story Thread Q3 2018
Replies: 246
Views: 5607

Re: Five Word Story Thread Q3 2018

eating too many chiles rellenos...

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by aeromoe
Sat Sep 08, 2018 12:34 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Canada dash 8-100
Replies: 46
Views: 5737

Re: Air Canada dash 8-100

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...

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by aeromoe
Tue Sep 04, 2018 9:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Genghis Khan Airlines gearing up to take to skies on wings of ARJ21s in early 2019
Replies: 54
Views: 6569

Re: Genghis Khan Airlines gearing up to take to skies on wings of ARJ21s in early 2019

Newark727 wrote:
"KHAAAAAN!" - Passenger on this airline when his flight gets delayed, probably


:bigthumbsup:

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by aeromoe
Sat Sep 01, 2018 4:25 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Airline President thinks Parents Should Have to Pay More to Guarantee Sitting Together
Replies: 47
Views: 4542

Re: Airline President thinks Parents Should Have to Pay More to Guarantee Sitting Together

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...

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by aeromoe
Fri Aug 31, 2018 4:56 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Stop calling Mormons, Mormons or LDS
Replies: 14
Views: 762

Re: Stop calling Mormons, Mormons or LDS

Now I have to go home and watch South Park season 7 epi 12 "All About Mormons" for a really good laugh. "Dum Dum Dum Dum Dum Dum Dum."

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by aeromoe
Fri Aug 31, 2018 12:04 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: First ANA A380 rolls out of final assembly
Replies: 140
Views: 29078

Re: First ANA A380 rolls out of final assembly

itisi wrote:
Excellent. A trip to Narita will be needed in 19'


or Honolulu!

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by aeromoe
Wed Aug 29, 2018 9:50 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Question about LAX
Replies: 8
Views: 1335

Re: Question about LAX

airportugal310 wrote:
At least half of the outlets inside T5 are clapped out too, rendering them useless!! :hissyfit:


I had to Google "clapped out"...never heard the term in 54 years.

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by aeromoe
Wed Aug 29, 2018 4:06 am
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: Anyone ever taken a photo of an airplane that later crashed?
Replies: 2
Views: 864

Re: Anyone ever taken a photo of an airplane that later crashed?

The answer is yes. And personally I have quite a few times.

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by aeromoe
Wed Aug 29, 2018 3:50 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Why are Ryanair cabins so ugly?
Replies: 8
Views: 1210

Re: Why are Ryanair cabins so ugly?

FCOTSTW wrote:
safety cards are stuck to the seat in front of you.


Guess I have no reason to fly FR then... ;)

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by aeromoe
Wed Aug 29, 2018 3:34 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Another registration/plane question
Replies: 5
Views: 340

Re: Another registration/plane question

OlafW wrote:
Thanks so much!
That leaves just the more or less ancient ones. Any ideas are welcome


So glad I started noting regs in 1979... :duck:

It'd be nice if there was a way to get my "ancient" ones...

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by aeromoe
Sat Aug 25, 2018 12:25 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Comments: KE VS OZ. Which one is better?
Replies: 10
Views: 721

Re: Comments: KE VS OZ. Which one is better?

Definitely VS...and I've flown all three. :duck:

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by aeromoe
Wed Aug 22, 2018 8:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 2012 BOEING 747-8I (Qatar VVIP) For Sale
Replies: 46
Views: 7381

Re: 2012 BOEING 747-8I (Qatar VVIP) For Sale

Where can I submit my bid?

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by aeromoe
Wed Aug 22, 2018 2:58 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA's oldest S-80s retired today
Replies: 67
Views: 9724

Re: AA's oldest S-80s retired today

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.


32+ years is mostly accurate. The first batch were delivered in May 1983 so it's actually been over 35 years. Just sayin'...

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by aeromoe
Fri Aug 17, 2018 5:09 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: 787 Firing order after LN900
Replies: 3
Views: 975

Re: 787 Firing order after LN900

What is a firing order relative to LN 900?

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by aeromoe
Fri Aug 17, 2018 5:03 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Aircraft you have NOT been on
Replies: 32
Views: 1472

Re: Aircraft you have NOT been on

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.

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by aeromoe
Fri Aug 17, 2018 2:24 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Is WNs fleet size back to "even" yet following 737-300 retirement?
Replies: 7
Views: 2114

Re: Is WNs fleet size back to "even" yet following 737-300 retirement?

TWA772LR wrote:
Capacity is great and all, but frequency is also a big factor.


Exactly. You can't just add seats while subtracting airframes and expect the same frequency on every route. Something has to give.

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by aeromoe
Thu Aug 16, 2018 10:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United A321
Replies: 47
Views: 7972

Re: United A321

proudpilot94 wrote:
It looks like a dirt cheap model from China. Basically a 757, A321 hybrid.


So a TU-204 then. :rotfl:

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by aeromoe
Wed Aug 15, 2018 11:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Planes clipped wings On Ground At O’Hare
Replies: 59
Views: 10329

Re: Planes Collide On Ground At O’Hare

neomax wrote:
Collide is a very strong word for this.


Yeah well we tend to go with the most dramatic portrayal here on this forum!

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by aeromoe
Tue Aug 14, 2018 11:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest grounding many airplanes.
Replies: 71
Views: 12319

Re: Southwest grounding many airplanes.

WN732 wrote:
DEN had a freak hailstorm last week. That might have been why.


Copy..thanks

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by aeromoe
Tue Aug 14, 2018 11:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest grounding many airplanes.
Replies: 71
Views: 12319

Re: Southwest grounding many airplanes.

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.

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by aeromoe
Tue Aug 14, 2018 5:45 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: LAX and SFO 1993 international airlines
Replies: 3
Views: 917

Re: LAX and SFO 1993 international airlines

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&region=81&location=29403&datePhotographed=1993 Once you click on that link, ju...

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by aeromoe
Fri Aug 10, 2018 11:57 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Everyone has a "currently flying" retro jet with the exception of Delta.
Replies: 28
Views: 1984

Re: Everyone has a "currently flying" retro jet with the exception of Delta.

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...

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by aeromoe
Fri Aug 10, 2018 11:53 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Everyone has a "currently flying" retro jet with the exception of Delta.
Replies: 28
Views: 1984

Re: Everyone has a "currently flying" retro jet with the exception of Delta.

e38 wrote:
every single airline? Honest?


Exactly. Thank you...you beat me to it.

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by aeromoe
Fri Aug 10, 2018 9:13 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Why does Emirates even serve alcohol to Dubai
Replies: 86
Views: 9555

Re: WHy does Emirates even serve alcohol to Dubai

I know, really???!!! Those rat scallions!!!!!

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by aeromoe
Fri Aug 10, 2018 12:06 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United updating brand with new colors
Replies: 128
Views: 24786

Re: United updating brand with new colors

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...

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by aeromoe
Thu Aug 09, 2018 11:57 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Flying American PHX-HNL-PHX intending to ride the A330-300
Replies: 6
Views: 7262

Re: Flying American PHX-HNL-PHX intending to ride the A330-300

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...

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by aeromoe
Tue Aug 07, 2018 10:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: OA at ORD?
Replies: 14
Views: 2474

Re: OA at ORD?

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 ...

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by aeromoe
Fri Aug 03, 2018 11:57 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Out of this world upgrades and downgrades!
Replies: 66
Views: 5254

Re: Out of this world UPGRADES and DOWNGRADES!

KCaviator wrote:
A 175 downgraded to a 170.


Wow.

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by aeromoe
Fri Aug 03, 2018 11:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Narrowest wide body aisle
Replies: 12
Views: 3371

Re: Narrowest wide body aisle

keesje wrote:
I avoid aisle seats...


I avoid aisle seats whenever possible...window seat for me all the way if possible.

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by aeromoe
Thu Aug 02, 2018 1:58 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: TSA considering cutting security screenings at small airports
Replies: 43
Views: 2885

Re: TSA considering cutting security screenings at small airports

Yflyer wrote:
ANC has a couple of gates pre-security where these flights arrive.


And depart... I flew ANC to SNP (St. Paul Island) on Pen Air in July 2016 with nary a security screening.

Moe

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by aeromoe
Tue Jul 31, 2018 11:37 pm
Forum: Aviation Hobby
Topic: Safety card
Replies: 5
Views: 785

Re: Safety card

Boeing737lover wrote:
Does anyone know how to get British Airways Airbus A318 safety card?


Book a flight on it...? :roll:

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by aeromoe
Tue Jul 31, 2018 11:36 pm
Forum: Aviation Hobby
Topic: Safety card
Replies: 5
Views: 785

Re: Safety card

longhauler wrote:
Look on eBay. It is always an excellent source of safety cards.


Thieving scoundrels :shock:

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by aeromoe
Tue Jul 31, 2018 10:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Plane Lands on Lake Shore Drive in Chicago
Replies: 15
Views: 4584

Re: Plane Lands on Lake Shore Drive in Chicago

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...

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