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by aeromoe
Mon Dec 18, 2017 4:37 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: In an emergency, can a Boeing pilot fly an Airbus and vice versa?
Replies: 21
Views: 981

Re: In an emergency, can a Boeing pilot fly an Airbus and vice versa?

Unless I am wrong, if both of the pilots are unable to move with food poisoning, how is another pilot able to get into the cockpit if the door opens up from the pilots side.? Normally they eat a different meal just in case this does happen. Since 9-11 there has been a requirement for all pilots of ...

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by aeromoe
Mon Dec 18, 2017 3:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LAX finally gets A350 service!
Replies: 23
Views: 5677

Re: LAX finally gets A350 service!

DTWLAX wrote:
VCEflyboy wrote:
What about CX and china airlines? They never flown theirs to LAX?

Both do not have the A380.
They have not flown their A350s to LAX yet


Pretty obvious there...the question was to the OPs statement about A350s...nothing was said about A380s.

Moe

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by aeromoe
Mon Dec 18, 2017 3:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta plans A350 LAX-PVG service
Replies: 14
Views: 3202

Re: Delta plans A350 LAX-PVG service

Any chance they'll rotate DTW-PVG-LAX-SYD-LAX-PVG-DTW ? Would mean the birds would be flying alot without maintenance but is it doable ? Question being what DL would do after the plane arrived into LAX - if it waits till the return flight to PVG that would be a 20hr layover. Michael Do a couple/few...

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by aeromoe
Mon Dec 18, 2017 2:12 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: When was your last domestic wide body flight?
Replies: 50
Views: 841

Re: When was your last domestic wide body flight?

My most recent (hopefully not my last) was AA A330-243 N288AY on #635 CLT-PHX two weeks ago. I planned it so I'd get the A330. I flew the return flight #2020 PHX-CLT back on February 21, 2017 on my way to England for a few days...planned that one too.

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by aeromoe
Thu Dec 14, 2017 7:53 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: South Pacific Adventure: 1997
Replies: 4
Views: 1406

Re: South Pacific Adventure: 1997

Another great report! Please keep them coming. It is a good change to read about flying on a military transport. I enjoyed your photos from Christchurch Airport. I flew from CHC to AKL when I was a kid in 1991, but I do not have any photos from that trip because it was at night connected to a late ...

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by aeromoe
Thu Dec 14, 2017 4:01 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: South Pacific Adventure: 1997
Replies: 4
Views: 1406

South Pacific Adventure: 1997

Spur-of-the-Moment South Pacific Adventure: 1997 http://www.aeromoe.com/SPA/Flights.jpg In the wee hours of the morning of September 26, 1997 I got a phone call from my boss at work. The question was brief, the answer was simple. "Moe, do you want to go to New Zealand? You need to be to work i...

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by aeromoe
Thu Dec 14, 2017 3:46 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Classic British / French Jetliners - 1985/1987 trips
Replies: 56
Views: 12438

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

Even befriending travel agents seems so amazing. Those were the days (I wasn't born yet). But thanks for sharing this amazing piece of the glorious past of the aviation history! Thanks again Eielef @MOW Glad you enjoyed the reports. I used to love going into travel agencies and perusing Official Ai...

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by aeromoe
Thu Dec 14, 2017 3:42 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Classic British / French Jetliners - 1985/1987 trips
Replies: 56
Views: 12438

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

Wow what an amazing TR 2nd amazing Retro report this week. Thank you very much! the photos for that time are of stunning quality! Thanks for taking the time to reply...glad you enjoyed the report. For me scanning old prints vs. slides is less time consuming. I was shooting K64 a lot of the time bac...

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by aeromoe
Thu Dec 14, 2017 3:40 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Classic British / French Jetliners - 1985/1987 trips
Replies: 56
Views: 12438

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

BEST. TRIP. REPORT. EVER. This one beats every First Class Round the World trip report or whatever there was in the past 15 years since I follow this forum. Just love the old photos. These are amazing. And that makes you the winner. If you have more such reports/photos, post them here! Thanks for y...

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by aeromoe
Thu Dec 14, 2017 4:20 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Classic British / French Jetliners - 1985/1987 trips
Replies: 56
Views: 12438

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

gte439u wrote:
Thank you for posting the wonderful photos and reports of your travels in the 1980s.


Glad you enjoyed the report!

Moe

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by aeromoe
Tue Dec 12, 2017 10:26 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: 1988: My year in South Korea
Replies: 13
Views: 2396

Re: 1988: My year in South Korea

Great report! Sometimes I think the diversity of types flying domestically in Korea is impressive (737NGs, 777s, A320s and A330s) but it is nothing compared to the diversity of aircraft in Korea back then! The Asiana -400s were the first airline 737s in Korea...I think the govt had at least one in ...

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by aeromoe
Tue Dec 12, 2017 10:24 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: 1988: My year in South Korea
Replies: 13
Views: 2396

Re: 1988: My year in South Korea

WOW great trip report! Thanks for the history lesson! One question, I see that your ticket says Northwest Orient but you didn't fly any segments with them. How did that work? I remember 88 I was in the 4th grade. Only reason I remember is because it was a Olympic Year. Yeah - Thanks for reading. Fo...

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by aeromoe
Tue Dec 12, 2017 2:52 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: 1988: My year in South Korea
Replies: 13
Views: 2396

Re: 1988: My year in South Korea

gte439u wrote:
Thank you for another wonderful report.


My pleasure...thanks for having a look.

Moe

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by aeromoe
Tue Dec 12, 2017 11:26 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: 1988: My year in South Korea
Replies: 13
Views: 2396

Re: 1988: My year in South Korea

igtrader88 wrote:
This is pure class of a report, thank you.


I appreciate you stopping by and having a look.

Moe

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by aeromoe
Tue Dec 12, 2017 11:26 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: 1988: My year in South Korea
Replies: 13
Views: 2396

Re: 1988: My year in South Korea

Wow, what a gem of a trip report! Aviation-related pictures in Korea from that era are incredibly rare and I'm really glad you took the time to share them with us! Thank you! Hard to believe that the 787 and A380 adorns the same livery that the F-27s and 28s had. '' Thank you...glad you enjoyed the...

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by aeromoe
Tue Dec 12, 2017 11:24 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: 1988: My year in South Korea
Replies: 13
Views: 2396

Re: 1988: My year in South Korea

WOW great trip report! Thanks for the history lesson! One question, I see that your ticket says Northwest Orient but you didn't fly any segments with them. How did that work? I remember 88 I was in the 4th grade. Only reason I remember is because it was a Olympic Year. Yeah - Thanks for reading. Fo...

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by aeromoe
Tue Dec 12, 2017 2:13 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: 1988: My year in South Korea
Replies: 13
Views: 2396

1988: My year in South Korea

1988: My year in South Korea Some of you might have read my trip report / aviation adventures Classic British / French Jetliners - 1985/1987 trips during my three years living in England. After those three years were up in January 1988 I was posted straight away to the Republic of Korea, a.k.a. Sou...

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by aeromoe
Wed Dec 06, 2017 10:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: How the Boeing jet no one wanted became the plane airlines scour the planet for
Replies: 68
Views: 24669

Re: How the Boeing jet no one wanted became the plane airlines scour the planet for

Does anyone know where the TW frames went and if they still have their TW regs? You may research that info here: https://www.planespotters.net/production-list/Boeing/717 Try doing a Planespotters.net search on Trans World and select the 717. It opens a specific page for those. I tried to cut and pa...

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by aeromoe
Wed Dec 06, 2017 7:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: VS to lease 4 A332's to cover 789 downtime
Replies: 126
Views: 35513

Re: VS to lease 4 A332's to cover 789 downtime

NWAROOSTER wrote:
...Qantas has a Rolls powered A380 , VH-OQA, that exploded in flight due an oil leak caused by a failed oil seal on one of it's engines which successfully returned to Singapore...


I know what you mean and the outcome of the flight but your wording suggests the A380 exploded in flight.

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by aeromoe
Wed Dec 06, 2017 6:11 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Pet peeves you have about flight attendants
Replies: 45
Views: 3491

Re: Pet peeves you have about flight attendants

This is not a specific pet peeve, just an example of a flight attendant exercising their "authority." I am all for obeying instructions pertaining to the safe operation of the flight but my example is borderline absurd...whatever. This past Sunday night I was on the evening flight...the Am...

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by aeromoe
Wed Dec 06, 2017 5:39 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Euro WideBodies 2018
Replies: 15
Views: 829

Re: Euro WideBodies 2018

I would definitely recommend the SATA A310 as A310s are pretty rare birds these days. I managed to do a day round trip last November from Toronto to PDL just to fly in it (twice of course...the roundtrip) and I even did a last minute Air Transat A310 between YYZ-YUL.

Just my two cents.

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by aeromoe
Wed Dec 06, 2017 4:30 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Euro WideBodies 2018
Replies: 15
Views: 829

Re: Euro WideBodies 2018

So the longer list so far is what you have flown on...the short list is what you are interested in flying on in 2018?

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by aeromoe
Wed Dec 06, 2017 4:29 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Karachi a tourist hot spot in the 60s/70s?
Replies: 6
Views: 937

Re: Karachi a tourist hot spot in the 60s/70s?

In 1960 I had an unexpected stay in Karachi. I was travelling with my family on a Bristol Britannia from London to Singapore and there was a scheduled stop in Karachi for refueling. When it came to reboarding, there was a problem with one of the engines, causing a lengthy delay. Passengers were put...

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by aeromoe
Wed Nov 29, 2017 6:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest 737 Winglets from Factory
Replies: 5
Views: 2215

Re: Southwest 737 Winglets from Factory

The winglets get reworked by the manufacturer and shipped back to the airline. A new streamlined cap is added to the top of the winglet and the lower section is bolted in place on the old reworked winglet. http://www.wsj.net/public/resources/images/BN-BO690_Wingle_G_20140218162939.jpg This is an aw...

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by aeromoe
Tue Nov 28, 2017 5:48 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Aircraft types airlines never got to fly despite livery applied
Replies: 49
Views: 5591

Re: Aircraft types airlines never got to fly despite livery applied

China Airlines DC-10. Fully painted and photographed at LGB but not delivered to the airline. 1970s.

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by aeromoe
Tue Nov 28, 2017 5:45 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Aircraft types airlines never got to fly despite livery applied
Replies: 49
Views: 5591

Re: Aircraft types airlines never got to fly despite livery applied

The elusive green Boeing 747 for Braniff that got painted in the 'Great Pumpkin' livery but never actually flew for the airline and it was subsequently repainted and sold to Wardair. Braniff operated 747s as a whole. Yes I am fully aware of that Braniff had 742, 742 and 747SP in their fleet but I w...

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by aeromoe
Tue Nov 28, 2017 4:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why didn't TWA choose MD-11
Replies: 65
Views: 13655

Re: Why didn't TWA choose MD-11

Did their 762s have the range to do TLV-JFK without the fuel stop? Did these flights carry too much cargo for a 767? AFAIK TW didn't have the ER model, so no. Also, the high brass at TW explicitly said in the 90s "there's no money in cargo, and no money in Asia", talking about the Far Eas...

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by aeromoe
Wed Nov 22, 2017 4:17 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Best Carrier to PHNL
Replies: 5
Views: 448

Re: Best Carrier to PHNL

Hawaiian Air...

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by aeromoe
Tue Nov 21, 2017 6:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest 737 MAX switch aircraft to 737-800
Replies: 27
Views: 11697

Re: Southwest 737 MAX switch aircraft to 737-800

Day before the flights, the MDW-DEN flight showed an -800 on FR24. I was a little bummed but glad the first flight operated as the scheduled MAX. After deplaning at MDW my DEN gate was right next door and there was a MAX parked at it! So, in the end they did an equip swap back to a MAX and I got th...

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by aeromoe
Tue Nov 21, 2017 3:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest 737 MAX switch aircraft to 737-800
Replies: 27
Views: 11697

Re: Southwest 737 MAX switch aircraft to 737-800

...99% of people won't know the difference besides the one avgeek on board lol. I had the pleasure of my first MAX flights on 28 October. I'd booked them weeks in advance: PHX-MDW & MDW-DEN both scheduled to be MAX. PHX-MDW was fine, but there ended up being at least THREE Avgeeks on board...no...

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by aeromoe
Mon Nov 13, 2017 4:24 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Americans Now Blocked from Staying in 83 Cuban Hotels
Replies: 28
Views: 5143

Re: Americans Now Blocked from Staying in 83 Cuban Hotels

So going on to my original post I feel additional restrictions will simply make travel to Cuba for US citizens more difficult as time goes on. Which is really too bad because there are a lot of cool birds down there American birders / bird photographers would like to be able to see...including the ...

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by aeromoe
Wed Nov 08, 2017 6:47 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Longest-ever scheduled nonstop airline flight?
Replies: 18
Views: 4186

Re: Longest-ever scheduled nonstop airline flight?

Well if you measured this in time rather than NM, I think the TWA 1649A Constellation from SFO to LHR would be hard to beat at 21:20 The former “double sunrise flights” from Australia to Sri Lankan during WW2 were longer at 27-33 hours. https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Double_Sunrise It is curre...

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by aeromoe
Wed Nov 08, 2017 5:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: ATR launches -600 freighter with large FedEx order
Replies: 20
Views: 4644

Re: ATR launches -600 freighter with large FedEx order

Congratulations to ATR and FedEx. Hope to see some here in Indianapolis. FedEx already operates ATR's into IND: http://flightaware.com/live/flight/MTN8327 http://flightaware.com/live/flight/MTN7558 http://flightaware.com/live/flight/MTN7349 Your reply is kind of like saying the BNSF already operate...

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by aeromoe
Sun Nov 05, 2017 3:36 pm
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: Boeing 737 rudder paint logo/airline tie-up
Replies: 1
Views: 398

Boeing 737 rudder paint logo/airline tie-up

Admittedly I've done some searching but not a lot and can't match this rudder paint to the airline. I didn't see the fuselage number to be able to tie it up that way.

Image

Anybody have the answer which airline this is?

Thank You

Moe

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by aeromoe
Fri Nov 03, 2017 7:01 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: ICELANDAIR - Business class to London B757-200
Replies: 7
Views: 6496

Re: ICELANDAIR - Business class to London B757-200

evank516 wrote:
Great report! Uh, what's that Concorde doing in the background of the last picture?


Probably sitting there...since none are flying.

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by aeromoe
Fri Nov 03, 2017 5:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Leeham: Airbus working on new Sharklets for A350
Replies: 124
Views: 37306

Re: Leeham: Airbus working on new Sharklets for A350

Revelation wrote:
It is impressive how Airbus keeps pulling out MTOW increases and aero improvements both on the new A350 and the decades-old A330. There seems to be no end to the things that they can find to improve.


All they're doing is following Boeing's M.O. with the 737 all these decades... :stirthepot:

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by aeromoe
Fri Nov 03, 2017 4:16 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Poll: Best Economy Class Middle Seat
Replies: 20
Views: 1475

Re: Poll: Best Economy Class Middle Seat

Exactly: the one I'm NOT sitting in...

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by aeromoe
Mon Oct 30, 2017 4:36 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Witch side of the plane to sit on.
Replies: 23
Views: 1764

Re: Witch side of the plane to sit on.

masgniw wrote:
It depends on which side can accommodate your broom in the overhead bins.


Love it. I noticed that immediately in the subject line.

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by aeromoe
Fri Oct 27, 2017 4:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why did AA not buy the 744 like NW and UA?
Replies: 48
Views: 9150

Re: Why did AA not buy the 744 like NW and UA?

Interesting...thank you for the information. I guess my aviation enthusiasm is limited to what we see on the exterior without giving much thought to the interior.

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by aeromoe
Fri Oct 27, 2017 4:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing may consider restarting 767 pax model production
Replies: 763
Views: 137455

Re: Boeing may consider restarting 767 pax model production

PPVRA wrote:
You’d think replacing the 737 would be a higher priority than the MoM


I think Boeing is on that path with the 737 MAX.

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by aeromoe
Fri Oct 27, 2017 4:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing may consider restarting 767 pax model production
Replies: 763
Views: 137455

Re: Boeing may consider restarting 767 pax model production

PPVRA wrote:
You’d think replacing the 737 would be a higher priority than the MoM


I think Boeing is on that path with the 737 MAX.

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by aeromoe
Wed Oct 11, 2017 5:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why did AA not buy the 744 like NW and UA?
Replies: 48
Views: 9150

Re: Why did AA not buy the 744 like NW and UA?

From what I remember, the DC-10-30/40s couldn't fly the longer range flights from DTW - Asia, NYC - ASIA, and LA/SF - Asia that NW/UA needed; the 747 legs were perfect. 1988 was a much different year. So, both ordered the 747-400 to replace their 747-100/200 fleet. I'm not sure why UA/NW didn't go ...

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by aeromoe
Wed Oct 11, 2017 4:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Wine Country Fire - All Commercial Flights into STS Cancelled
Replies: 18
Views: 2886

Re: Wine Country Fire - All Commercial Flights into STS Cancelled

kjeld0d wrote:
Here come those Santa Ana winds again.


Steely Dan baby....yeah!

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by aeromoe
Tue Oct 10, 2017 6:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Wine Country Fire - All Commercial Flights into STS Cancelled
Replies: 18
Views: 2886

Re: Wine Country Fire - All Commercial Flights into STS Cancelled

Those fires are pretty bad - its hazy and smells a bit smokey down in San Jose, no sun tint though. AFAIK these fires are a result of the Santa Ana winds blowing hot air east to west and are a yearly occurrence in most of California that are happening now. Hopefully they contain these fires soon (t...

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by aeromoe
Tue Oct 10, 2017 6:09 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Safety/security of companies who prepare inflight meals?
Replies: 6
Views: 1792

Re: Safety/security of companies who prepare inflight meals?

Wow...can't believe somebody hasn't responded to this yet.

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by aeromoe
Tue Oct 10, 2017 6:04 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: How long until we see flat seat in premium Econ?
Replies: 25
Views: 1956

Re: How long until we see flat seat in premium Econ?

there will never, ever be a "lie flat" (ie, a bed!) seat labeled as "economy". Unless, of course, an airline manages to get stacked (bunks) pax past regulators. Picture it - Tokyo microcapsule hotel meets air travel ;) Glad someone finally decided to address the OPs question...w...

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by aeromoe
Fri Oct 06, 2017 5:12 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Is there an Aircraft you have flown with all Operators?
Replies: 26
Views: 1243

Re: Is there an Aircraft you have flown with all Operators?

If we're going by current operators (or at least, at the time I flew them), then all I've got are the Delta MD90 and maybe Delta DC95 (at the end, did anyone else in the world fly the DC-9-50 commercially?) Why would you refer to it totally incorrectly as DC95 to begin with then correctly call it D...

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by aeromoe
Wed Oct 04, 2017 4:30 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Airbus A310 Experience
Replies: 19
Views: 2317

Re: Airbus A310 Experience

In November last year I flew on three A310 flights...the first of which was a last hour (literally) booking just to fly on it. I had positioned myself to Toronto from SFO to fly SATA roundtrip to PDL the next day...that would have been my first ever A310 flight. I'd just flown in on a West Jet 737-6...

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