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by aeromoe
Fri Aug 18, 2017 1:21 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Freddie Mercury on Norwegians latest Boeing 787-9
Replies: 60
Views: 7378

Re: Freddie Mercury on Norwegians latest Boeing 787-9

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...

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by aeromoe
Wed Aug 16, 2017 6:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Longest fuselage (proportional) length difference?
Replies: 81
Views: 10542

Re: Longest fuselage (proportional) length difference?

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...

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by aeromoe
Tue Aug 15, 2017 6:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Longest fuselage (proportional) length difference?
Replies: 81
Views: 10542

Re: Longest fuselage (proportional) length difference?

: 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...

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by aeromoe
Mon Aug 14, 2017 7:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Longest fuselage (proportional) length difference?
Replies: 81
Views: 10542

Re: Longest fuselage (proportional) length difference?

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...

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by aeromoe
Thu Aug 10, 2017 2:58 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Easiest way to get around St. Maarten?
Replies: 3
Views: 416

Re: Easiest way to get around St. Maarten?

Stand behind a plane taking off...that'll blow you someplace for free.

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by aeromoe
Wed Aug 09, 2017 3:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: NFL's Patriots Buy Two 767s ?!?
Replies: 149
Views: 22078

Re: NFL's Patriots Buy Two 767s ?!?

Revelation wrote:
From Jon Ostrower's Twitter: Not the first time something from Seattle is owned by New England.


Hopefully someone has schooled this Ostrower the 767 is from Everett, not Seattle. There IS a difference.

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by aeromoe
Wed Aug 09, 2017 3:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: NFL's Patriots Buy Two 767s ?!?
Replies: 149
Views: 22078

Re: NFL's Patriots Buy Two 767s ?!?

hinckley wrote:
but it was crazy-expensive


Care to share? Just curious as people have different definitions of crazy expensive.

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by aeromoe
Wed Aug 09, 2017 3:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: NFL's Patriots Buy Two 767s ?!?
Replies: 149
Views: 22078

Re: NFL's Patriots Buy Two 767s ?!?

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/...

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by aeromoe
Tue Aug 08, 2017 2:54 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Classic British / French Jetliners - 1985/1987 trips
Replies: 47
Views: 9530

Re: Classic British / French Jetliners - 1985/1987 trips

Thanks folks for the nice comments...glad you have enjoyed the read.

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by aeromoe
Mon Jul 31, 2017 9:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United's old DC-8 fleet questions
Replies: 111
Views: 8917

Re: United's old DC-8 fleet questions

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,...

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by aeromoe
Mon Jul 31, 2017 8:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United's old DC-8 fleet questions
Replies: 111
Views: 8917

Re: United's old DC-8 fleet questions

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...

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by aeromoe
Mon Jul 31, 2017 8:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United's old DC-8 fleet questions
Replies: 111
Views: 8917

Re: United's old DC-8 fleet questions

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...

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by aeromoe
Mon Jul 31, 2017 4:29 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: 250 plus passengers USA west coast to OZ east coast-HELP !!!
Replies: 28
Views: 2128

Re: 250 plus passengers USA west coast to OZ east coast-HELP !!!

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...

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by aeromoe
Thu Jul 27, 2017 10:37 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: First time jetBlue Mint experience JFK - LAX
Replies: 14
Views: 6266

Re: First time jetBlue Mint experience JFK - LAX

Great report. Nice that jetBlue has the dinner service on later-departing flights.. I understand you were originally scheduled for 830pm...

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by aeromoe
Thu Jul 27, 2017 10:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA may swap 359 for 338, HA could go 787 or 359 (Leeham)
Replies: 175
Views: 24038

Re: AA may swap 359 for 338, HA could go 787 or 359 (Leeham)

What's an A358?? It is mentioned in several of the posts.

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by aeromoe
Wed Jul 26, 2017 4:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why Is the A321 so popular with US carriers?
Replies: 86
Views: 18148

Re: Why Is the A321 so popular with US carriers?

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 ...

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by aeromoe
Tue Jul 25, 2017 4:15 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: American relaxes it's Non-rev dress code
Replies: 16
Views: 2654

Re: American relaxes it's Non-rev dress code

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...

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by aeromoe
Tue Jul 25, 2017 4:10 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: American relaxes it's Non-rev dress code
Replies: 16
Views: 2654

Re: American relaxes it's Non-rev dress code

Mir wrote:
polywad6963 wrote:
Except that they're not representing the airline. That's the whole point.


Exactly!!!

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by aeromoe
Thu Jul 20, 2017 2:53 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Boeing 777-300ER vs. Boeing 787-10 - Which one is more appealing?
Replies: 3
Views: 1160

Re: Boeing 777-300ER vs. Boeing 787-10 - Which one is more appealing?

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.

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by aeromoe
Wed Jul 19, 2017 5:54 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: LHR-BOS VS or BA
Replies: 11
Views: 439

Re: LHR-BOS VS or BA

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...

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by aeromoe
Wed Jul 19, 2017 5:44 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Car leasing - why so popular these days?
Replies: 71
Views: 2683

Re: Car leasing - why so popular these days?

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...

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by aeromoe
Wed Jul 19, 2017 3:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why Is the A321 so popular with US carriers?
Replies: 86
Views: 18148

Re: Why Is the A321 so popular with US carriers?

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...

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by aeromoe
Mon Jul 17, 2017 3:12 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: If you could change one thing about flying as a pax on mainline, what would it be?
Replies: 55
Views: 3461

Re: If you could change one thing about flying as a pax on mainline, what would it be?

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...

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by aeromoe
Sat Jul 15, 2017 4:35 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Air Transat or SATA International for TATL A310 Flight
Replies: 8
Views: 607

Re: Air Transat or SATA International for TATL A310 Flight

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...

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by aeromoe
Fri Jul 14, 2017 9:39 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Classic British / French Jetliners - 1985/1987 trips
Replies: 47
Views: 9530

Re: Classic British / French Jetliners - 1985/1987 trips

Thanks folks for the nice feedback. Glad you have enjoyed reading the reports!!

Moe

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by aeromoe
Wed Jul 12, 2017 4:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL Pas get $100 Vouchers for getting soaked with water
Replies: 30
Views: 6079

Re: DL Pas get $100 Vouchers for getting soaked with water

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...

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by aeromoe
Wed Jul 12, 2017 3:57 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Hajj-My Journey of Forgiveness, Redemption and Rebirth.
Replies: 52
Views: 7601

Re: Hajj-My Journey of Forgiveness, Redemption and Rebirth.

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...

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by aeromoe
Wed Jul 12, 2017 3:13 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Classic British / French Jetliners - 1985/1987 trips
Replies: 47
Views: 9530

Re: Classic British / French Jetliners - 1985/1987 trips

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...

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by aeromoe
Tue Jul 11, 2017 6:48 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Largest and Smallest Passenger Aircraft Serving Your Local Airport
Replies: 81
Views: 3981

Re: Largest and Smallest Passenger Aircraft Serving Your Local Airport

PHX: British Airways 747-400 to LHR; Boutique Air PC-12.

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by aeromoe
Tue Jul 11, 2017 6:46 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Shortest flight with meal service
Replies: 33
Views: 1959

Re: Shortest flight with meal service

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.


They hand out a sealed cup of either water or one type of juice. Not really a beverage "service" where you have a lot of choice and they deal with cups and ice.

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by aeromoe
Tue Jul 11, 2017 6:41 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Shortest flight with meal service
Replies: 33
Views: 1959

Re: Shortest flight with meal service

SamYeager2016 wrote:
lightmac wrote:
Impressive! However, Busan-Fukuoka is an international flight and Münster-Frankfurt a domestic run.


Your OP said nothing about it having to be a domestic flight, just the shortest with a meal.


Exactly.

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by aeromoe
Tue Jul 11, 2017 6:37 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Boeing Factory Tour
Replies: 16
Views: 1338

Re: Boeing Factory Tour

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...

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by aeromoe
Tue Jul 11, 2017 6:11 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Times your flight was diverted
Replies: 46
Views: 1338

Re: Times your flight was diverted

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...

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by aeromoe
Tue Jul 11, 2017 5:58 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Premium Economy Hype
Replies: 34
Views: 2326

Re: Premium Economy Hype

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...

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by aeromoe
Tue Jul 11, 2017 4:32 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Classic British / French Jetliners - 1985/1987 trips
Replies: 47
Views: 9530

Re: Classic British / French Jetliners - 1985/1987 trips

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.

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by aeromoe
Tue Jul 11, 2017 4:26 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Classic British / French Jetliners - 1985/1987 trips
Replies: 47
Views: 9530

Re: Classic British / French Jetliners - 1985/1987 trips

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. Moe

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by aeromoe
Mon Jul 10, 2017 8:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BOS-Europe routes from 1960s-1980s
Replies: 52
Views: 6600

Re: BOS-Europe routes from 1960s-1980s

I just happened to be browsing today and the date threw me for a loop. I didn't mean to sound condescending in my statement that you are mistaken.

Moe

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by aeromoe
Mon Jul 10, 2017 5:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BOS-Europe routes from 1960s-1980s
Replies: 52
Views: 6600

Re: BOS-Europe routes from 1960s-1980s

d8s wrote:
In June 1982 I flew SwissAir ORD-BOS-ZHR on a 743


Maybe you've been waiting to be challenged on this, but you are mistaken...Swissair 747-300s did not arrive until Spring 1983.

Moe

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by aeromoe
Fri Jul 07, 2017 6:23 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Virgin Australia Inaugural: Melbourne-Hong Kong (with Richard Branson onboard!)
Replies: 6
Views: 6517

Re: Virgin Australia Inaugural: Melbourne-Hong Kong (with Richard Branson onboard!)

Excellent report - looked like a lot of fun. Awesome photos. Moe

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by aeromoe
Wed Jul 05, 2017 6:28 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Classic British / French Jetliners - 1985/1987 trips
Replies: 47
Views: 9530

Re: Classic British / French Jetliners - 1985/1987 trips

Thanks folks. Yes, the VC-10s seats were rear-facing...thought I mentioned it in the report but I guess I forgot! Moe

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by aeromoe
Wed Jul 05, 2017 1:54 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Classic British / French Jetliners - 1985/1987 trips
Replies: 47
Views: 9530

Re: Classic British / French Jetliners - 1985/1987 trips

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.

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by aeromoe
Mon Jul 03, 2017 12:38 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Classic British / French Jetliners - 1985/1987 trips
Replies: 47
Views: 9530

Re: Classic British / French Jetliners - 1985/1987 trips

Thanks folks....I relived a lot of memories creating these.

Moe

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by aeromoe
Sat Jul 01, 2017 2:05 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: 1999 Reeve Aleutian L-188 Electra trip
Replies: 17
Views: 2889

Re: 1999 Reeve Aleutian L-188 Electra trip

Thanks folks for the kind comments! Moe

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by aeromoe
Sat Jul 01, 2017 1:00 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Classic British / French Jetliners - 1985/1987 trips
Replies: 47
Views: 9530

Re: Classic British / French Jetliners - 1985/1987 trips

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 ...

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by aeromoe
Sat Jul 01, 2017 5:03 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Classic British / French Jetliners - 1985/1987 trips
Replies: 47
Views: 9530

Re: Classic British / French Jetliners - 1985/1987 trips

Thanks for the nice comments.

Moe

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by aeromoe
Fri Jun 30, 2017 4:22 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Classic British / French Jetliners - 1985/1987 trips
Replies: 47
Views: 9530

Classic British / French Jetliners - 1985/1987 trips

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 ...

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by aeromoe
Thu Jun 29, 2017 7:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Piedmont's First Transcons Launched with Brand New 727-200ERs
Replies: 32
Views: 7942

Re: Piedmont's First Transcons Launched with Brand New 727-200ERs

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...

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by aeromoe
Wed Jun 28, 2017 9:24 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Your longest flight
Replies: 147
Views: 5139

Re: Your longest flight

DesertAir wrote:
KLM DC-10 SFO-AMS


You sure that was a DC-10? KL has operated MD-11s to SFO in the past...not sure about the DC-10. They inaugurated LAX service in 1979 with DC-10s...not sure when SFO was started but I know they were flying there in the 90s.

You were on it...just checking.

Moe

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by aeromoe
Wed Jun 28, 2017 8:48 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Impressive Ethiopian Biz+Economy to South Africa: BOM-ADD-CPT/JNB-ADD-BOM in 787/77W/77L/738
Replies: 28
Views: 11173

Re: Impressive Ethiopian Biz+Economy to South Africa: BOM-ADD-CPT/JNB-ADD-BOM in 787/77W/77L/738

Excellent report....I enjoyed reading very much. I need to visit Africa...maybe in 2018. Regards, Moe

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by aeromoe
Wed Jun 28, 2017 5:56 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Christchurch to Auckland by Air NZ Airbus A320
Replies: 10
Views: 4371

Re: Christchurch to Auckland by Air NZ Airbus A320

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.

Moe

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