In the 1970s and 1980s I had a part-time job of painting and decaling desk display model aircraft under a subcontract for Beech Aircraft. This part time job helped pay my way thru college. I completed about 2,500 models over a 10 year period. Beech would give a model free for customers who purchased...Jump to post
I remember back in the 1970s, I was non-revving a Braniff 747 from DFW to London. There was a problem with the #1 engine that was discovered at the gate, which required an engine change. The engine change was done at the gate, and was watched by all the waiting passengers. The process took 5 hours t...Jump to post
So would it be accurate to call the KC-135s as 717-100s? Maybe technically it would be accurate, but it would cause confusion, because it was reused later. After the Boeing-McDonnell Douglas merger in the late 1990s, the model number 717 was reused to identify the MD-95 as part of the Boeing commer...Jump to post
The marketing department decided that "Model 700" did not have a good ring to it for the company's first commercial jet. So they decided to skip ahead to Model 707 because that reiteration seemed a bit catchier. Following that pattern, the other offspring of the Dash 80, the Air Force tan...Jump to post
Don't know about GRU but PA had flights from Rio until May 1979. Flight 451 departed on Fridays and Saturdays at 0915 arriving 2220 at Jans Smuts, operated with the 707 with First and Economy cabins. It's 4,851 miles. The return flight 450 departed on Sundays and Mondays at 1415 arriving 2110, ther...Jump to post
this April 29, 1979 PanAm schedule map shows RIO to JNB service. http://www.departedflights.com/PA042979.html The schedule shows non-stop 707 service. http://www.departedflights.com/PA042979p20.html See flight 450 and 451 for flights from Brazil to Africa. http://www.departedflights.com/PA042979p27....Jump to post
You can track commercial flights by aircraft type on flightaware. Simply pick the type of aircraft you are interested in to see where they are flying. You would have to ignore the non Delta flights. https://flightaware.com/live/aircrafttype/ Or you can see all Delta flights, and ignore all non MD-xx...Jump to post
I'll have to say a three week Seabourn cruise through the Mediterranean. It changed my thoughts about small boats forever...its the only way to cruise. I totally agree with the small ship experience. The best cruises I have been on include the 100 pax Sea Dream Yacht Club, 150 pax Wind Star Spirit,...Jump to post
I grew up in an airline family, and was an airline brat who married an airline employee. I flew non-rev for the first 45 years of my life. I have been to 66 countries, and the trips keep getting better and better. My personal life goal is that the number of countries I have visited have to always ex...Jump to post
If AA, TW and Delta cannot permanently make LAX to SJU work as a non-stop flight, then there is no hope for a non-stop flight to Aruba. Nobody made that assertion / that clearly wasn’t the point, but thanks for objecting some necessary sarcasm into what was a lighthearted discussion. Replies #8, 22...Jump to post
SJU hasn’t been able to maintain LAX flights. If SJU can’t, I don’t see Aruba. Honestly, it doesn’t seem so long ago when TW added LAX-SJU and we heavily debated whether the flight would survive (it didn’t, and AA made a second, unsuccessful attempt). Heck, I am old enough to remember when Delta fl...Jump to post
Since this is A.net, it should be pointed out the airframe referred to in the original post was actually the SECOND 717 scrapped, as the prototype was broken up at Long Beach way back in 2005. I believe that this was pointed out in the OP. It appears that Turkmenistan is sending a 2005 built (#5518...Jump to post
My best guess is that FAA certification will happen sometime in Q4 of this year. Textron Aviation received FAA Provisional TC on the Longitude today, December 20, 2018. Textron today announced its Cessna Citation Longitude super-midsize jet has achieved provisional type certification (PTC) from the...Jump to post
I've often wondered exactly where the production facility was for those early Line Number 737s before production moved to Renton. So where were 1-3 built? I believe that all but the first couple of hundred of the 737 fuselages were built in Wichita (Boeing & now Spirit) and shipped via train to...Jump to post
@citationjet Well I'm loooking more for a simple list with ICAO/IATA airplane type and some sort of seat/passenger capacity. I didn't find that on seatguru? There may not be such a thing as a simple list with seat quantities. This link to seatguru shows the seat count for each one of American Airli...Jump to post
rajincajun01 wrote:I don’t think this warrants another thread. The Denver thread is sufficient enough as this has been discussed there for quite some time.
UpNAWAy wrote:I have had it happen on a B737, I think we had less than 25 passengers in coach. BTW OP, I have never heard anyone refer to an E175 aircraft has large?????
I have had to move on an AA 767-200 on a flight from ORD to BRU, about 25 years ago. My wife and I were non-revs in First, and while we were taxiing out to the runway, the flight attendant asked the two of us if we would move to coach until after takeoff. During the taxi, we got out of our seats, an...Jump to post
No need to send people via AKL unnecessarily. I don't think anyone is suggesting sending passengers to AKL on NZ. The routing suggested for the rescue aircraft was: AKL-NAN-MEL-AKL. AKL to NAN would ferry the aircraft to NAN, NAN to MEL would transport the passengers, and MEL to AKL would ferry the...Jump to post
Basically once an airplanes is painted the manufacturers have permission not to tape Airbus or Boeing registrations over the large numbers on the wing. In 2007, a new Cessna Mustang aircraft was sold to a customer in Croatia. After the production test flight, the aircraft was painted for the new ow...Jump to post
On top of that, direct from London isn't direct for the whole UK as the UK is bigger than London. Say someone from Manchester wants to go on holiday to Hawaii. There are no direct flights between Manchester and Hawaii, so he'd have to transfer anyway. Then he's got the choice, transfer in London or...Jump to post
The amount of times that this topic has been brought up on a.net is unbelievable and always with the same responses. From 2016: http://www.airliners.net/forum/viewtopic.php?f=3&t=1337249 From 2017: http://www.airliners.net/forum/viewtopic.php?f=3&t=1374205 From 2018: http://www.airliners.ne...Jump to post
Not sure what exactly the deal is but there is zero chance a Dreamlifter was actually going to Marana (runway is too short and there are no facilities to support it). Pinal perhaps but not Marana. Looks like it went to land at Pinal but then didn't for some reason. A runway that is too short for a ...Jump to post
I note your comments on turbo compressors, but I have never seen a passenger 707 with less than three and why would American think that they needed less air conditioning and pressurisation capacity than anyone else? 707-123B with 2: 1642749,0264158 707-323C with 2: 0666574,0285358 707-323B with 2: ...Jump to post
Like...on purpose? I realize that MZJ and AVQ have the same runway orientation, but that's not something you'd want to screw up! Especially to screw up a SECOND time. https://www.aopa.org/news-and-media/all-news/2013/november/21/boeing-747-dreamlifter-mistakenly-lands-at-jabara-airportJump to post
The 720 was the first fanjet operated by TWA. And ... to irrritate those like us, the registrations on the 720s were eventually put on 707s after the 720s left! So true. Here is the N793TW registration on a 707. https://www.google.com/search?q=twa+N793tw+photo&tbm=isch&source=iu&ictx=1&...Jump to post
Hi, Everyone says that the MD-11 isn't economical because it has three engines. But I say, what about the A340?, it has four engines and heaps of airlines are buying it. In fact, people are saying that the A340 is one of the most economical airliners to fly. Are you sure about the A340 being bought...Jump to post
Another picture of TWA's 720 N793TW found here: https://www.google.com/search?q=twa+N793tw+photo&tbm=isch&source=iu&ictx=1&fir=aTkOgh701oGuzM%253A%252CFgkmwdbJfZuamM%252C_&usg=AI4_-kRUtXl79VbkUje27QAEpiUIBIGH-A&sa=X&ved=2ahUKEwignLeCkLveAhU3GDQIHTnDCJkQ9QEwBHoECAYQDA#imgr...Jump to post
AtomicGarden wrote:So we can all agree that high wing commercial jets exist but none is large or particularly succesful.
Suppose we ignore the following BAE 146 SERIES BAE RJX SERIES DORNIER 328JET ANTONOV 148 ANTONOV 158 ANTONOV 72 ANTONOV 74 BAADE 152 abject failure admittedly None of the above are/were high wing then ? Read the OP. He is asking why Airbus and Boeing don’t build high wing commercial jets. None of y...Jump to post
sibibom wrote:well do ATRs and Bombardiers count?
sholmes wrote:I would say no: the question is on "commercial jets".
How about the BAE 146 Or the Dornier 328 Jet. Or the An-72/74 Whatchu talkin' 'bout, Willis? The thread title didn't specify manufacturer, but the OP's question was: why Airbus and Boeing never make an airplane with the wing on top? Sure, there are examples of high wing commercial jets, but none of...Jump to post
paulduwon wrote:Not to mention Alaska is also a tourist destination, so I think a fair amount of Asian tourists could take nonstop flights to Alaska as well.
Not sure about your particular situation, but my wife got a quote to charter a Southwest 737 from ICT to PHX, a distance of 870 statute miles. Flying time is 2 hours 15 minutes each way. I believe the total cost was about US$750 per person round trip. That was higher than the typical fare for the ro...Jump to post
I personally know an AA 767 captain who over 10 years ago started bidding MD80s so he had better personal schedules. He recently retIred as #1 seniority MD80 captain. I always asked him who will retire first, you or the AA MD80 fleet?Jump to post
Make checked luggage free, and the excess carry on cabin luggage problem goes away. Problem is the airlines have become addicted to the fees, collecting $4.2 Billion in 2016. https://money.cnn.com/2017/05/02/news/companies/airline-baggage-fees/ Better tracking of checked luggage would help. I can se...Jump to post
Can anyone name each airline, left to right? From the following thread: https://www.airliners.net/forum/viewtopic.php?f=3&t=579439&p=8776017&hilit=747+launch+airlines+747+rollout#p8776017 1. ? 2. JAL 3. KLM 4. Air India 5. Alitalia 6. Iberia 7. Lufthansa 8. SAS 9. Air Canada 10. SOUTH A...Jump to post
I have been lucky enough to have flown on the 741, 742, 743, 744, 747SP, and a 74M. Airlines included Braniff, TWA, PanAm, British, KLM, Air France, Lufthansa, Japan, and Swiss Air. Lucky to get seat 1A in First on British from LHR to JNB one time, while traveling on a coach non-revenue ticket. Only...Jump to post
Only two aircraft were painted in Calder design, the DC-8 (N1805) and 727-200 (N408BN). With regards to the planned Calder Mexico 727: Calder's "Tribute To Mexico Models." Braniff hired Calder to paint a third plane in honour of Mexico. Four Models were painted, but before two of the model...Jump to post
Air Niugini has issued a press release that says one male passenger is unaccounted. "Additionally as of 12:30pm today, we are unable to account for a single male passenger and are working with the local authorities, hospitals and investigators to locate this passenger who was aboard our flight ...Jump to post
That is correct, both planes were repainted by Braniff, and remained in the fleet until the last day, May 12, 1982. Both were painted in the Terra Cotta color scheme. Here are photos of the Calder DC-8, and the repainted Calder. I was lucky enough to have flown on the Calder DC-8 pictured on the lef...Jump to post
The article says that "Delta collected nearly $908 million in baggage fees in 2017, according to the federal Bureau of Transportation Statistics, triple the amount Delta and Northwest Airlines collected in 2008". The airlines have become addicted to baggage fees. Passengers will try to car...Jump to post
Last week I flew a UA Express CRJ2 from DEN to EUG and returned. About 1,050 miles per flightaware, with 3 hours westbound and 2:45 eastbound. Not a fun flight. Always cabin temp issues in the CRJ2. The EUG to DEN CRJ2's next destination was San Luis Obispo (SBP) which was a 990 mile flight at 2:45....Jump to post