Braniff was the only airline to order the 707-227, which had more powerful engines specifically requested by Braniff. No other airline ordered that version of the 707.Jump to post
I was replying to another poster who suggested buying a separate ticket on NK or WN to BOS (or some other gateway) and then another ticket on Norwegian to Europe, which I think is a horrible idea for any multitude of reasons. I have no problem with what OP proposed which is perfectly reasonable and...Jump to post
Wow what a horrible idea. OP, do not do that. You're clearly looking for the best, cheapest ticket. The best ticket is always a nonstop from your origin to your destination. If you buy separate tickets to BOS or wherever and your inbound is delayed, Norwegian will not be obligated to accomodate you...Jump to post
Many, many years ago, a Captain was welcoming everyone on board. He said that "we have the finest flight attendants in the world, unfortunately none of them are working today's flight". Everyone got a chuckle from that one. After a rather rough landing, the flight attendant came on and sai...Jump to post
Agreed, I actually left G4 just about a month after the last MD-80. It was sad to see them go and the end of an era. I don't think a lot of the newer employees realize how important the MD-80 was to G4 and how they grew the airline. I for one was glad to see G4 get rid of their MD-83 and -88s. Too ...Jump to post
What about the engine change on the DC8 from 60 series to 70 series?Jump to post
ICT gets 3 AA MD-80s and 3 DL MD-88s per day. AA goes to DFW, and DL goes to ATL.Jump to post
WeatherPilot wrote:Gate F3 at the International Terminal has dual bridges.
BoeingGuy wrote:Has anyone ever flown SFO-GUM? Did Braniff try it in their ill advised expansion?
I flew an AA MD-80 last month from DFW to ICT. ICT still has 3 MD-80 flights per day to/from DFW. The MD-80 is much more comfortable than AA's A319s in coach. Will miss the 3-2 seating in coach.Jump to post
Google is your friend. "Why did Alaska retire their MD80s?" http://old.seattletimes.com/html/businesstechnology/2002863678_alaska14.html With fuel prices hovering near record highs and more than three dozen new Boeing planes on order, Alaska Airlines has decided to retire its fleet of 26 M...Jump to post
Why should he avoid Alaska, none of those places are accessible by land accept anchorage/Seward and arguably Skagway I included Alaska cruises based on the OP's latest reply #9 where he says "And I maintain this stance; what's the fun of being on an awesome, ocean-going vessel if you can see t...Jump to post
My criteria for counting a country as having visited is that I must spend at least one night there. Changing planes in AMS, for instance, does not count as visiting the Netherlands. Landing without getting off the airplane also does not count as visiting a country, in my opinion. Spending the night ...Jump to post
I believe one of the cruise lines has a route from Boston to Bermuda, which is more of what we're looking for, see - however the itinerary only allows three days in Bermuda; I'm not certain that's correct. Bermuda's a place you go to unwind & have magnus relaxicus, no? Vacationers deserve more ...Jump to post
An international airport does NOT refer to international commercial airline service. An international airport is "an airport with customs and border control facilities enabling passengers to travel between countries".
As already mentioned, there are many of these. Since I currently live in Kansas, I'll bring up one closest to me - Wichita. Actually Wichita's airport (ICT) is named Dwight D. Eisenhower National Airport. https://www.flywichita.com/ https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wichita_Dwight_D._Eisenhower_Nationa...Jump to post
65 countries. My goal since college has been that the number of countries have to always exceed my age. For the past 40 years I have been able to maintain that goal.
I have been to all continents except Antarctica, and that will be accomplished within the next 12 months.
The incorrect use of a cruise ship is to perform journeys to destinations that are just as reachable by land. There are "cruises" for instance from San Francisco to Vancouver. And you can take a blamed Greyhound bus from San Francisco to Vancouver so these cruises are a total waste of a s...Jump to post
The logistics really aren't that easy - are you talking about setting up a Maintenance base for 1 flight a week? Are you sure a maintenance base for a once a week flight is necessary? Many airlines fly once a week service, such as Delta's ATL to ANU Saturday only service. I just flew it last week, ...Jump to post
American Jet Charter's DC-9-10 N785TW is currently in flight.
USA Jet Airlines DC-9-10 is currently in flight.
NYPECO wrote:There's a website that tracks the fastest ground speeds for commercial flights, but I can't remember what it was called. Anyone have the link?
Skywatcher wrote:Isn't 801 MPH supersonic?
csweet wrote:Are there any route announcements lined up in the near future?
You do realize other airlines can influence profitability of certain routes, airlines don’t know exactly how their competitors will respond to new routes being added. Therefore a route, that in theory could be profitable, might no longer be profitable due to competitive moves by other airlines. Tha...Jump to post
For the OP - are single pilot operations in twin engine turboprops OK? That is a good question for the OP, since he is concerned about "multi-passenger jets". Is he also concerned about twin turboprops that can carry more passengers? The Cessna Citation CJ4 he mentioned is certified for m...Jump to post
A little history on the single pilot operations of Cessna Citation aircraft. In 1977, Cessna elected to pursue Part 23 normal category certification for a slightly modified version of the original Citation 500, called the Model 501. Under the requirements of Part 23, aircraft with MTOWs less than 12...Jump to post
I see now on the airport website that the airport is closed, but strangely, the FAA site is still not showing it correctly and stating it open with delays of 15 minutes or less. The partial government shutdown may have something to do with the lack of website update. I know the controllers are stil...Jump to post
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