Very off topic but I always wondered why Virgin Atlantic didn't name a plane with a New York City-themed registration "Lady Liberty" after the famous statue in the river...Jump to post
The A320 family followed on from Airbus' two previous products, the A300 [originally conceived as a 300 seater] and A310. The A320 entered service in 1988, but Airbus were already developing the A330 [first flight 1992] and A340 [first flight 1991] by the time the stretched A321 came out [first fli...Jump to post
: An A340-300 has probably less in common with an A340-500 than an A319 with an A320. But still the same family: the Airbus 4-engined, single deck widebody being marketed at the time. Looks like a duck...walks like a duck...it's a duck, or A340 in this case. As for the A340-300 / 500 differences th...Jump to post
IMHO one shouldn't include/compare the airliners that are designated differently...e;g; A318/A319/A321. They may be the same family (A320) but Airbus named them differently because that's just what they are: different! Same with Fokker 70, etc. I know it is semantics speaking about the Airbus / Fokk...Jump to post
I think the payback here will be pretty quick, especially since there will be some revenue coming in from rentals during the off-season. Spotters down in Mexico City will be all over this in November for the Raiders game. Maybe the Raiders will just decide to stay in Mexico City. One can only wish/...Jump to post
Thanks folks for the nice comments...glad you have enjoyed the read.Jump to post
Then perhaps the moderators should automatically reject any questions from those of us who should know better. Sometimes it's more interesting to get the information from someone in the industry. But, god forbid, I will be sure to try and read anything that I can about a plane, its characteristics,...Jump to post
Note that sitting higher on the gear permitted the CFMs to fit under the DC-8 wing and the 707's not so much. But in fact they did made it work...E-3s of various marks and US Navy E-6s with CFM-56s...so the "not so much" statement doesn't fly. I suspect it was economics of scale at the ti...Jump to post
I apologize to A-netters, but having been part of the process and lived it day to day, it fries me when anonymous web trolls just shout out before they do their homework on the facts. And generally speaking: even asking questions that can be answered by just doing a little web research. I said it s...Jump to post
Lots of C-5 Galaxy sitting around Travis and Dover...most people on widebody flights don't sit next to a window anyway. So what if there are virtually no windows on a Galaxy. Trump being the businessman that he is might just be able to press the USAF into providing some charter airlift. And if the U...Jump to post
What's an A358?? It is mentioned in several of the posts.Jump to post
Just a minor nit...but many are throwing around the term "upgauge" incorrectly. IMHO an upgauge is a change in fuselage diameter: for example narrow body to wide body. A320 to A321 is not an upgauge. E170 to E190 is not an upgauge. Upsize, not upgauge. An E135/145 to E170/190 would be an ...Jump to post
It's not uncommon to see people on the street, in the supermarket, or in the airport wearing their pajamas. I know what you mean and I agree but how do we know that those flannel pants they're wearing are actually what they wear to sleep and therefore would qualify as pajamas. Maybe they were nothi...Jump to post
777 is a plain-jane vanilla airliner...IMHO. 787 at least has some distinctive lines, again IMHO. 787-9 is very proportional...haven't had enough looks at the -10 in photos to come up with an opinion.Jump to post
I'd probably advise anyone to never consider flying a 787 in Y. I got lucky then. VS 789 LHR-LAX behind the wing and the center seat was unoccupied. I enjoyed my window seat...the fella on the aisle enjoyed his seat and we had space between us. I've also flown UA 788 and 789 domestically and enjoye...Jump to post
If you're gonna have a peeve, at least make it one that's easily verifiable: Like so many people's inability to properly abbreviate a decade (e.g. '80s, not 80's!) ;)[/quote] Especially for me: not using then and than correctly...I f**king hate that! And lose and loose are rampant in these forums to...Jump to post
Just a minor nit...but many are throwing around the term "upgauge" incorrectly. IMHO an upgauge is a change in fuselage diameter: for example narrow body to wide body. A320 to A321 is not an upgauge. E170 to E190 is not an upgauge. Upsize, not upgauge. An E135/145 to E170/190 would be an u...Jump to post
Guess it would have to be cabin temp. What is it with airlines, it seems that it has been way too warm in the cabin for too long. Do not want to sit in a cabin in the high 60's for 3hrs. :hissyfit: Having trouble figuring out your response. Are you over-exaggerating by saying high 60s Celcius? Just...Jump to post
As Longhauler stated, 9 vs 8 seats across AirTransat vs SATA. I flew on SATA last November for just the A310 rides: YYZ-PDL-YYZ. Would loved to have spent more time at PDL. http://www.aeromoe.com/flightlog/CSTKN_PDL_26Nov16b.jpg Links to personal flight pages about this roundtrip: http://www.aeromoe...Jump to post
Thanks folks for the nice feedback. Glad you have enjoyed reading the reports!!
Totally unrelated but last year I was flying Alaska from PHX to SEA and the elderly gentleman next to me had a cup of water on his tray table. He was asleep and apparently had a spasm in his arm that connected with the cup and sent the contents into my lap. It was certainly a conversation starter. H...Jump to post
Fascinating read and photos. I first got into enjoying airliners in the late 1970s as a young teenager and that's when I first heard of Hajj. I had no idea what it was...only that planes were being leased periodically for "Hajj flights" and sometimes very unfortunate aviation disasters wer...Jump to post
Thanks folks for the nice comments. The Landor livery Tridents were only ground airframes...they did not fly in BA service in those colors. I don't recall exactly when they were painted but most likely after the Trident 3 finally left BA service in 1985. I remember my excitement seeing the first one...Jump to post
PHX: British Airways 747-400 to LHR; Boutique Air PC-12.Jump to post
DaveFly wrote:It's not a meal, but Hawaiian does provide a beverage service on its inter island flights which last between 20 - 40 minutes.
Back in the 70s/80s when I did some tours there were no restrictions on cameras during the Everett tour. I have a 110-film image of the Air India 747 lost in 1985 that I took from the bus on during the ramp tour in June 1978. I have photos taken inside 747 final assembly during a tour in 1984. It re...Jump to post
October 1986 inbound Gatwick from Athens Greece on a Britannia 737-200. Fog caused us to execute a missed approach and divert to East Midlands / Castle Donington. Thankfully for the five of us travelling together we only had to catch a taxi to the local train station thence to Peterborough thence to...Jump to post
I paid $150 one way for Delta Economy+ (or whate3ver it was called 12months ago) between LAX-SYD. So for two of us travelling it was a total of $600 round trip added to economy tickets that cost about $1100 each...so it was hardly twice the price. Long story short the outbound LAX-SYD flight we miss...Jump to post
hirofumi: Since the Concorde trip was more than 32 years ago I don't have a lot of recollections about flying at 56,500 feet. I wish I'd taken a few more photos through the windows but there wasn't much to see...I'm sure the view was different being at that altitude but I honestly do not remember.Jump to post
Thanks folks for the nice replies. SeanJFKLGA: I'm glad I inspired you to post a comment! There are some great trip reports on this forum by a lot of folks...thanks for taking the time to read mine and comment. MoeJump to post
Excellent report - looked like a lot of fun. Awesome photos. MoeJump to post
Thanks folks. Yes, the VC-10s seats were rear-facing...thought I mentioned it in the report but I guess I forgot! MoeJump to post
Thanks folks. Readytotaxi: yes, Concorde captain wearing a jumper (sweater in the US) and gloves....and that does look like a paper moving map but I can't confirm it. Maybe someone on here with knowledge of the Trident flight deck can weigh in.Jump to post
Thanks folks....I relived a lot of memories creating these.
Thanks ClassicLover. Thankfully I managed to get one some great planes. At the same time I totally missed some. I was so relatively close to the Mercure for these years and never made the time...and I went to the 85 Paris Air Show! Missed out on all the Soviet classics. No Handley-Page Herald while ...Jump to post
Thanks for the nice comments.
Flying aboard classic British / French Jetliners - 1985 & 1987 Hi A-netters. I'm pleased to present another series of short trip reports, this time of my experiences flying on a few classic jetliners in 1985 and 1987. As a 20-year old USAF Airman I arrived in England for my second duty station ...Jump to post
I think Hughes Airwest also had extra tanks in their 727-200Adv...anybody confirm that? I was also happy to fly PI in 1987 but only two flights. LAX-CLT on the 727-200 connecting to the 767-200 CLT-LGW. Nice service but I don't remember too much about it. I specifically made that routing when return...Jump to post
DesertAir wrote:KLM DC-10 SFO-AMS
Excellent report....I enjoyed reading very much. I need to visit Africa...maybe in 2018. Regards, MoeJump to post
Nice report! I like how the inflight magazine has the 767-300 in the old colors! I hope you get the opportunity to upload more trip reports.