Hard to believe this event happened nearly four decades ago. I was a Freshman in High School and the crash announcement was made at our school on the West Coast.
R.I.P. the victims and condolences to everyone involved.
LH operates dozens of ~20 year old+ aircraft. Have they ever had a practice of parking narrow body aircraft (other than the 737-500's) prior to 20-25 years in recent memory? They have plenty of A320's already in that category, and I think all of their 737-300 fleet spent at least 20-25 years in ser...Jump to post
Because they can't use bitcoin?Jump to post
I love this trip report...thanks for taking the time to post with all the great photos. I've photographed the BA A318s at JFK several times...priced the trip on BA website...envied the folks who get to make the trip...enjoyed reading your report.Jump to post
Great report! We're flying the HA- A321 NEO later this year in extra comfort as well. Did you have to pay extra for the movie or was it included? I know on the A330s if you're seated in Extra Comfort, then the Unlimited TV & More pack is included, but no such info is given on their site as to w...Jump to post
Attributing this passenger's actions to F9 is tantamount to attributing a drunk driving accident on the car manufacturer. Headline Reads- "Drunk driver in silver Mercedes hits another motorist". You exclaim- "Mercedes is really winning the race to the lowest". Doesn't make much ...Jump to post
OZ ordered 2 (or two were built). They never operated them, the planes were sold to Pan Am. And yes Boeing gave OZ a customer code-D4. You can see in your photo that the plane had already been sold to Pan Am and given its PA reg- N362PA. I wonder then why Eastern had that Z suffix :scratchchin: 438...Jump to post
Cool report and thanks for posting. DEN is one of my favorite airports. I was lucky to be at Stapleton the evening it closed and at the new Denver Int'l Airport the next morning. I didn't see the first flight arrive (from COS) but I was there for a good part of the morning.Jump to post
Miamiairport wrote:FAs would likely prefer paxs take their seats and remain there.
I can't get past it - even more so with the lighter color. https://www.airbook.aero/_images/profile_images/orignal/FedEx-Express-airplane-at-dawn-s.jpg If you think similar to FedEx. What about this? https://farm3.static.flickr.com/2258/32498650040_339b74d3e5_b.jpg :white: UTA = awesome livery.Jump to post
727LOVER wrote:Swissair ?
I flew TI once on 26 Oct 1980 from IAH to DFW. DC-9-14 N5726 (my only flight on a -10 series.) Oversold flight...once onboard they asked for volunteers to deplane...I did...but was allowed back on. Not much memory of the flight...it was a the end of a IAH/DFW spotting weekend where I flew DEN-IAH-DF...Jump to post
Well UA today claims it's 50 years in Mexico based on TI launch to MTY. https://hub.united.com/united-celebrates-50-years-mexico-2263957549.html Much the way UA uses CO 1968 Pacific Ops to claims a much longer heritage is Asia than United really had. So it seems clear both are acknowledged as prede...Jump to post
What a great report! I enjoyed looking at the pictures of those classic aircraft. Thanks for sharing - and of course; thank you for your service! Truly a gem. Way to go! Fantastic to see your photo of an MD-82 of Korean Air! Thanks for sharing! Awesome pictures of planes and Korea. Great report, ma...Jump to post
Yeah, in the same way that I'm surprised steak is still a thing nowadays when it'd be easier and more cost-effective to just drink meal-replacement shakes all the time. :banghead: Star Trek Quote from episode 'By Any Other Name' -- Dr. McCoy to Hanar: "And eat some solid food, will you?"Jump to post
During the Airliners Int'l Convention FLL in 1981 myself and Martin Marlow booked a last-minute round-trip on TWA MIA-FLL-MIA for $36 just to fly a 707-131B...N781TW was the bird. Didn't even deplane at FLL...stayed onboard chatting with the cabin crew. Turned out to be my only 707-100 flights. In A...Jump to post
Max Q wrote:No such word as ‘dampening’
F9Animal wrote:Anyone remember Jet America?
And N922VA has just touched down at LAX at the end of this flight from SFO. Congrats to those a.netters who were able to take part in this flight. I was only able to track it during the last few minutes of the flight from my home computer...would certainly like to have been able to take part.Jump to post
dfwjim1 wrote:I am surprised that an 8 year old was allowed to travel by himself.
B747forever wrote:Southwest is probably the last major carrier that have flights that are truly operated as direct through flights with short 30min stops during which you stay onboard.
At the risk of sounding uneducated, do any of these flights get marketed as "direct"? In my humble - and possible mistaken - understanding, a direct flight is a nonstop flight... otherwise you're not heading "directly" to your destination. I'm probably one of the uneducated as w...Jump to post
soflaflyer wrote:Yes, US had to give up the slots as part of the BA partial ownership deal.
The code sharing allowed the DBA and TAT flights to connect without that. I think the reason they put BA paint on those flights was that US did not have authority to Gatwick at the time and this was a bypass of the rules effectively allowing a US carrier to use British bilateral operating authority...Jump to post
Now here is the first a321neo with regular Alaska livery. https://farm1.staticflickr.com/922/27696172208_a68923e4d6_k.jpg Alaska Airlines, D-AVXY,Reg.N828VA,MSN 8246,Airbus A 321-253N, 19.04.2018, XFW-EDHI, Hamburg-Finkenwerder by Henryk Konrad , on Flickr https://farm1.staticflickr.com/912/3975764...Jump to post
Couple reasons why the 332 is 2 frames shorter (shrink all ahead): 1. Door placement: as mentioned, the 342 doors were close to the engines, with the 332 it would have been too close, hence the 332 has the section removed before the #2 doors 2. Different dev timelines 3. CG: the engines average mas...Jump to post
They bought AS lock stock and barrel including all their debt and a/c, so if they want them to go away they can do so, they have no need to whine.
Or am I missing something?
There is no “Alaskan” Airlines...
US carriers have *always* had endless appetite for CRJ, EMB, Fokkers, Saabs, and yes - Airbus. However you should concede Airbus [widebodies] were fashionably late to the party in the U.S.A. Eastern of course was first to test the water and subsequent A300 sales in the USA, while most welcome to me...Jump to post
BritTraveller wrote:I cut my final day in Madrid in half yesterday so I could fly back to London on the Iberia a340 insead of a BA a319
No one is "crazy" for doing this...just devoted airline enthusiasts.Jump to post
Asiana may have been founded in February 1988 but services began on 23 December 1988. I was fortunate to fly aboard them just a few days after they inaugurated service. My year in Korea (1988) trip report: http://www.airliners.net/forum/viewtopic.php?f=9&t=1380837&p=20017861#p20017861Jump to post
I was looking on FR24 and found NZ1 flying from LHR-LAX, a 777, why is it doing this? Is it a charter, ferry, connection flight? What is it? Flight: https://fr24.com/ANZ1/1101e751 Not to be a twit...which admittedly I am...if you were on FR24 you could have searched FR24 for NZ1 and looked at the p...Jump to post
I've flown Frontier 40+ times the past two years and the slim line seats are a tad on the hard side but I wouldn't call them uncomfortable. If you don't want to pay a lot more for the extra legroom and full-size tray tables in rows 1-3, row 4 still has a full-size tray tables if that is of any sign...Jump to post
Didn't they already do this last year? Seems pretty nice of them to arrange this anyway. How long are they there for? If not long seems a bit pointless to travel across the Atlantic to fly back again! Flying some place just to fly some place else (or back to point of origin) is something many aviat...Jump to post
I've flown Frontier 40+ times the past two years and the slim line seats are a tad on the hard side but I wouldn't call them uncomfortable. If you don't want to pay a lot more for the extra legroom and full-size tray tables in rows 1-3, row 4 still has a full-size tray tables if that is of any signi...Jump to post
My local airport is BNE, and whilst it's not long-haul at all, we have the pleasure of hosting the only scheduled 767 passenger service to Australia since QF/NZ retired their's (PX from POM). As for long-haul, we are also the only BR served destination in Australia/New Zealand. No long haul at BNE?...Jump to post