If you left everyone crawl thru a cockpit on their own, after a period of time you will have damaged cockpit seats, broken knobs, switches, and levers as everyone tries to play with every switch and knob in the cockpit. Even worse, you will have people who would deface, scratch their initials in pan...Jump to post
By the way, is there a reason your posts are always done with strange line breaks splitting up sentences? It makes a tiny post take up a lot of room and also displays strangely - what I've quoted even has a scroll bar. I take special care to arrange my sentences in that manner It’s all quite delibe...Jump to post
I just checked the October of 1979 Braniff timetable on Departed Flights and they list the LAX-HKG flights as 2 stop through HNL and GUM. I don't know if they ever operated nonstop between LAX and HKG, but the SP certainly had the legs to do that. I just checked my January 7, 1980 BN timetable. LAX...Jump to post
LY777 wrote:What was the SP range? How long could it fly nonstop?
The highest altitude a subsonic jet has ever flown at is 45000ft which is the altitude record for the 747SP. Commercial flights usually don't go above 41000ft. That statement is not true at all. Many "subsonic jets" are certified to operate above 45,000 ft. There are numerous business jet...Jump to post
N603BN, N604BN, N606BN:
Why did Braniff International buy 2 frames of the SP's back in the late '70's? I know they were trying to start up a Pacific network, but their flights stopped in HNL on the way to HKG, so not sure why they needed the range. "Braniff took delivery of two Boeing 747SPs (Special Performance) in ...Jump to post
Cessna is needing the final Garmin software load. Function and Reliability (F&R) flight testing should start soon, and takes about 2 weeks. System Safety analysis is not yet completed. There are numerous certification documents to be completed and submitted to the FAA for approval. My best guess...Jump to post
My first flight was a Braniff DC-3 in 1956.Jump to post
Most people don't realize it, but the inflight refueling requirement was ADDED during the bidding process to the current 747-200 AF1 project. During the original AF1 bidding proposal process, the 747-200 was competing with the DC-10 for AF-1. The DC-10 didn't meet the range requirement and the 747 d...Jump to post
Question for the OP. Do you mean airports with only one airline that has international flights out of that airport? What if a second airline (that also has international service at other airports) serves only domestic routes at that same airport - does that count?Jump to post
Any flight with even a single passenger, revenue or not, is required to have a FAR minimum flight attendant crew. They were probably there but just didn't provide any inflight service. I know for a fact that there were no flight attendants on board. Also, we were allowed to take turns sitting in th...Jump to post
Is it common to make such long non revenue ferry flights for maintenance? Back in the 1970's, when Braniff had only 1 747 (N601BN) at the time, they would ferry the 747 from DAL to LAX for maintenance. They would let Braniff employees and their families non-rev on the flight. The flight would board...Jump to post
If you are part of a group contracted booking (10 or more passengers traveling on the same itinerary) most US airlines allow names changes (with a fee) up to 24 to 72 hours prior to departure. This time period is defined in the group contract with the airline, and how it is written.Jump to post
Were they built under the watchful of government security? I somewhat suspect they were. Yes, they were modified in a special hanger built for the program in Wichita, KS. Even though I worked on the AF1 program for a few months, I was never allowed access to the hanger that housed the planes. I did...Jump to post
[code][/code] The two current Air Force One aircraft have inflight refueling capability, and retrofitting these already built aircraft for inflight refueling would take some real ripping and refitting to be sure. The current AF1 (747-200) had to be retrofitted after it came off the production line t...Jump to post
That was how the current AF1 was completed; the current AF1 (747-200) required 18 months of retrofitting to achieve the final configuration. Two standard 747-200 new build planes were built on the line in Seattle, and flown to Boeing Wichita for modifications (inflight refueling, electronics, wiring...Jump to post
Do both airlines still run those "sweeper" flights that fly a longer square shaped pattern over the US in case they are needed to fill extra capacity or a plane goes technical? I remember some routings that followed the "square" states borders in some strange patterns. FedEx fli...Jump to post
Two websites that contain historical airline timetables come to mind. http://www.departedflights.com and http://www.timetableimages.com . You can select an airline's timetable for a particular date and see the routes by aircraft type. For instance, here is a link to Braniff's schedule for July 1968,...Jump to post
My parents were non-revs on the last flight that Braniff operated. Flight 502, N601BN, from HNL to DFW departed HNL May 12, 1982 and arrived DFW on May 13. This was the day AFTER Braniff declared bankruptcy. I still have the boarding passes from the flight. When they landed in DFW, there was no one ...Jump to post
He just flew over Wichita, Kansas, where I live. I looked for him with binoculars, but didn't see him.Jump to post
Why can we not have more transparent jetways so I can actually see the plane I am boarding! I love that most new airports in Asia at least are going for transparent jetways. In the US, fire codes have prevented their use. However they are being gradually lifted. That is true that fire codes are the...Jump to post
Looking back over history, especially as I sadly watch the 747 dwindle away, I am curious why the 747 worked so well for Pan Am, United and Northwest, Braniff but not American Airlines, Delta and Eastern? America West also had the 747 for a brief period. It did not work out well for them either. Th...Jump to post
Similarly, I find it funny that UA gate areas have red carpets for Priority Zones 1 & 2 boarding.
Then they move the rope for Zones 3 and up boarding and do not use the red carpet.
The FA in the article has only been in the business for 4 years. The attitudes and service levels of US airlines has been below that of most foreign carriers for much longer than 4 years. I have flown many foreign carriers, and have noticed the difference in service levels for the past 20 years. Air...Jump to post
Sorry You did not read my post right It was for Departures East of DFW . You never mentioned "east of DFW" in your post. Since you now say you were referring to departures east of DFW, did you see my statistics for flights from Newark and Atlanta in my Reply #75? There have been no divers...Jump to post
ILUVDC10S wrote:AA 767/A-300 BOS-LHR ONCE and would NEVER do it again The plane seemed to struggle to complete the flight-That sent me a message I
I was wanted where I was going to be hired at And yes I would have made a huge difference in the business guess you will never know now will you . I am doing quite well where I am at now thank you very much. Even the Manager who wanted to hire me at NWA said you are what we need here and said that ...Jump to post
Also shocking that I was the first to bring up UA 1516 here on Airliners hmm. Maybe the reason no one brought it up is because it happens many times per week worldwide. See link below for search results of "engine shut down in flight" as reported by Aviation Herald. You will see that it i...Jump to post
Many of the 767/777/330's are taking weight penalties westbound Mainland to HNL and having to do fuel stops on the west coast before the Pacific . Delta flight 837 flies daily from ATL to HNL, and is an A330-300. According to flightaware.com, it has successfully operated everyday since December 25,...Jump to post
Try this one on for size okay : United Flight 1516 bound for Houston, Texas, from Liberia, Costa Rica, because of the engine problem on the Boeing 737-800. Engine failure due to overheating ! Over the Gulf of Mexico From a Passenger perspective :One of my plane's engines overheated over the ocean. ...Jump to post
Regarding UA 1516, I will wait for more drains from a
Credible aviation source like Aviation Herald.
I don't want to rely on Jody Genessey, a passenger
Who is a radio disc jockey who posted some
Ericalandria76 There is no such requirement for flights between Two continents to have 3 or more engines. You do realize that twin engine airlines have been Crossing the Atlantic and Pacific for decades? Also, in this particular UA 1516 incident, both Costa Rica and Houston are both on the same Cont...Jump to post
Do you have a source for this instance? The quote from a passenger may not be very accurate or reliable. I have looked for this instance on Aviation Herald, but could not find it.
This thread is about "airline's" remorse with going with twin engines, not passenger's remorse.....
longhauler wrote:BN502, flown by N601BN on May12/13 arriving at DFW in the morning of May 13, 1982 was the last revenue flight of the first iteration of Braniff.
I don't believe that Braniff ever flew to HNL except from DAL during regulation. I remember non-revving to HNL on the 707-320 from Dallas Love Field. Braniff had two flights departing about 45 minutes apart on that route some times of the year. I have a set of first class and coach seat map sticker ...Jump to post
RIP, LeCoqFrancais. Too young, too soon.Jump to post