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by citationjet
Tue Jan 15, 2019 2:11 pm
Forum: Aviation Hobby
Topic: Manufacturer Aircraft Scale Models for Customers
Replies: 19
Views: 5073

Re: Manufacturer Aircraft Scale Models for Customers

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...

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Tue Jan 15, 2019 2:38 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Aircraft tested on shorter scheduled flights after maintenance?
Replies: 5
Views: 2021

Re: Aircraft tested on shorter scheduled flights after maintenance?

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...

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Mon Jan 14, 2019 5:45 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Why did Boeing rename the original 717 to the KC-135?
Replies: 18
Views: 1389

Re: Why did Boeing rename the original 717 to the KC-135?

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...

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Mon Jan 14, 2019 5:33 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Why did Boeing rename the original 717 to the KC-135?
Replies: 18
Views: 1389

Re: Why did Boeing rename the original 717 to the KC-135?

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...

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Mon Jan 14, 2019 3:41 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Pan Am flew Africa-Brazil Service?
Replies: 19
Views: 2753

Re: Pan Am flew Africa-Brazil Service?

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...

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Mon Jan 14, 2019 3:12 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Pan Am flew Africa-Brazil Service?
Replies: 19
Views: 2753

Re: Pan Am flew Africa-Brazil Service?

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....

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by citationjet
Tue Jan 08, 2019 4:04 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Inefficient Aircraft Layouts
Replies: 44
Views: 6439

Re: Inefficient Aircraft Layouts

The presidential VC-25A (747-200B) only seats 84 passengers. One of the most inefficient aircraft layouts for a 747.

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by citationjet
Tue Jan 08, 2019 2:44 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: DL MD88 & MD90
Replies: 7
Views: 495

Re: DL MD88 & MD90

DL flies MD-88s between ICT and ATL 3 times per day. Also, AA flies MD-83s twice a day between ICT and DFW.

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Mon Jan 07, 2019 11:43 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: DL MD88 & MD90
Replies: 7
Views: 495

Re: DL MD88 & MD90

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...

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Wed Jan 02, 2019 2:13 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Best vacation you’ve ever been on?
Replies: 62
Views: 4069

Re: Best vacation you’ve ever been on?

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,...

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by citationjet
Sun Dec 30, 2018 8:12 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Best vacation you’ve ever been on?
Replies: 62
Views: 4069

Re: Best vacation you’ve ever been on?

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...

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by citationjet
Fri Dec 28, 2018 8:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LAX to Aruba
Replies: 67
Views: 7234

Re: lax yo Aruba

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...

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by citationjet
Fri Dec 28, 2018 4:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LAX to Aruba
Replies: 67
Views: 7234

Re: lax yo Aruba

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...

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by citationjet
Sat Dec 22, 2018 7:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: First 717 Being Scrapped
Replies: 40
Views: 14442

Re: First 717 Being Scrapped

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...

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by citationjet
Thu Dec 20, 2018 6:42 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Citation Longitude Cert?
Replies: 3
Views: 1427

Re: Citation Longitude Cert?

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...

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Sat Dec 01, 2018 5:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 7000th 737NG Question
Replies: 18
Views: 2248

Re: 7000th 737NG Question

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...

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by citationjet
Tue Nov 27, 2018 8:38 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: List of average seat capacity for passenger aircraft
Replies: 4
Views: 823

Re: List of average seat capacity for passenger aircraft

@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...

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by citationjet
Tue Nov 27, 2018 1:46 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Denver: New International Flights??
Replies: 4
Views: 1360

Re: Denver: New International Flights??

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.


I agree.
http://www.airliners.net/forum/viewtopic.php?f=3&t=1385197

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by citationjet
Mon Nov 26, 2018 7:09 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Republic E175 - moving passengers for weight and balance?
Replies: 21
Views: 2687

Re: Republic E175 - moving passengers for weight and balance?

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 rode a UA CRJ200 on a 3 hour flight last week. My return trip was on an Alaska E175, which seemed very large by comparison.

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by citationjet
Mon Nov 26, 2018 7:06 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Republic E175 - moving passengers for weight and balance?
Replies: 21
Views: 2687

Re: Republic E175 - moving passengers for weight and balance?

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...

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by citationjet
Mon Nov 26, 2018 1:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United 98 LAX-MEL maintenance divert to NAN
Replies: 32
Views: 8923

Re: United 98 LAX-MEL maintenance divert to NAN

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...

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by citationjet
Tue Nov 20, 2018 8:25 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Is it legal to have two reg numbers on an aircraft?
Replies: 8
Views: 3081

Re: Is it legal to have two reg numbers on an aircraft?

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...

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by citationjet
Wed Nov 14, 2018 11:16 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Will BA offer HNL service?
Replies: 56
Views: 8385

Re: Will BA offer HNL service?

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...

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by citationjet
Tue Nov 13, 2018 4:46 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Will BA offer HNL service?
Replies: 56
Views: 8385

Re: Will BA offer HNL service?

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...

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by citationjet
Fri Nov 09, 2018 8:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why was a Dreamlifter circling over Pinal Air Park (MZJ)?
Replies: 15
Views: 3705

Re: What happened at Marana (MZJ)?

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 ...

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by citationjet
Fri Nov 09, 2018 6:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why did American Airlines go with 707 over DC-8?
Replies: 111
Views: 18188

Re: Why did American Airlines go with 707 over DC-8?

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: ...

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Fri Nov 09, 2018 4:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why was a Dreamlifter circling over Pinal Air Park (MZJ)?
Replies: 15
Views: 3705

Re: What happened at Marana (MZJ)?

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-airport

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by citationjet
Fri Nov 09, 2018 2:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why did American Airlines go with 707 over DC-8?
Replies: 111
Views: 18188

Re: Why did American Airlines go with 707 over DC-8?

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&...

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by citationjet
Mon Nov 05, 2018 3:44 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: How many engines
Replies: 11
Views: 2456

Re: How many engines

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...

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by citationjet
Sun Nov 04, 2018 4:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why did American Airlines go with 707 over DC-8?
Replies: 111
Views: 18188

Re: Why did American Airlines go with 707 over DC-8?

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...

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by citationjet
Mon Oct 22, 2018 7:59 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Your Boeing 747 history
Replies: 88
Views: 4835

Re: Your Boeing 747 history

747-100: Braniff, TWA, PanAm
747-200: Braniff, Japan, British, Lufthansa
747-200 Combi: KLM
747-300: Swissair
747-400: Air France, Lufthansa
747SP: Braniff, PanAm

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by citationjet
Fri Oct 12, 2018 3:21 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why no commercial jets airlines build with wing on the top?
Replies: 77
Views: 14726

Re: Why no commercial jets airlines build with wing on the top?

AtomicGarden wrote:
So we can all agree that high wing commercial jets exist but none is large or particularly succesful.


Yes, and also that no high wing commercial jets are made by Airbus and Boeing, which was the question originally asked by the OP.

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by citationjet
Thu Oct 11, 2018 10:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why no commercial jets airlines build with wing on the top?
Replies: 77
Views: 14726

Re: Why no commercial jets airlines build with wing on the top?

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...

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by citationjet
Thu Oct 11, 2018 7:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why no commercial jets airlines build with wing on the top?
Replies: 77
Views: 14726

Re: Why no commercial jets airlines build with wing on the top?

sibibom wrote:
well do ATRs and Bombardiers count?

sholmes wrote:
I would say no: the question is on "commercial jets".


More specifically, the OP's question was why doesn't Airbus and Boeing not build commercial jets with the wings on top. Last I knew, ATRs and Bombardiers were not built by Airbus or Boeing.

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by citationjet
Thu Oct 11, 2018 6:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why no commercial jets airlines build with wing on the top?
Replies: 77
Views: 14726

Re: Why no commercial jets airlines build with wing on the top?

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...

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by citationjet
Mon Oct 08, 2018 8:14 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: U.S. Exit row regulations
Replies: 23
Views: 1991

Re: U.S. Exit row regulations

Related to exit row requirements, some aircraft have you throw the exit door out of the aircraft while other aircraft instructions say to place it inside on a seat. Not sure what dictates this difference.

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by citationjet
Sun Oct 07, 2018 9:07 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Changing FF number at check in desk?
Replies: 3
Views: 626

Re: Changing FF number at check in desk?

Your travel agent to should be able to correct their mistake.

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by citationjet
Sat Oct 06, 2018 1:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Can Anchorage become a low-cost transit hub between Asia and North America?
Replies: 65
Views: 8859

Re: Can Anchorage become a low-cost transit hub between Asia and North America?

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.


A tourist destination for maybe 4 of the 12 months of the year.

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by citationjet
Tue Oct 02, 2018 11:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Hiring an aircraft
Replies: 8
Views: 1786

Re: Hiring an aircraft

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...

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by citationjet
Tue Oct 02, 2018 3:29 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Airline Pilots Bidding Down to Smaller Aircraft
Replies: 57
Views: 9027

Re: Airline Pilots Bidding Down to Smaller Aircraft

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?

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by citationjet
Mon Oct 01, 2018 9:22 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Checked Baggage
Replies: 8
Views: 1067

Re: Checked Baggage

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...

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by citationjet
Sun Sep 30, 2018 7:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 50 year anniversary of the Boeing 747
Replies: 116
Views: 14066

Re: 50 year anniversary of the Boeing 747

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...

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by citationjet
Sun Sep 30, 2018 7:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 50 year anniversary of the Boeing 747
Replies: 116
Views: 14066

Re: 50 year anniversary of the Boeing 747

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...

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by citationjet
Sat Sep 29, 2018 10:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Braniff Calder DC-8 and B-727
Replies: 20
Views: 2580

Re: Braniff Calder DC-8 and B-727

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...

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by citationjet
Sat Sep 29, 2018 3:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Plane Crash at TKK (Chuuk, FSM) - Air Niugini
Replies: 108
Views: 24447

Re: Plane Crash at TKK (Chuuk, FSM) - Air Niugini

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 ...

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by citationjet
Sat Sep 29, 2018 3:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Braniff Calder DC-8 and B-727
Replies: 20
Views: 2580

Re: Braniff Calder DC-8 and B-727

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...

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by citationjet
Wed Sep 19, 2018 6:13 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Delta joins United, JetBlue in raising bag fees
Replies: 28
Views: 2289

Re: Delta joins United, JetBlue in raising bag fees

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...

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by citationjet
Sun Sep 16, 2018 8:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LAN 787 and IBE A346 parked at AUH
Replies: 6
Views: 2069

Re: LAN 787 and IBE A346 parked at AUH

Aviation Herald has a video of the IB 346 hard landing on Aug 11. Definitely a very hard landing.

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by citationjet
Thu Aug 30, 2018 5:48 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Longest CRJ2 routes
Replies: 91
Views: 9486

Re: Longest CRJ2 routes

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....

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