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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: 74
Views: 13243

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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Thu Oct 11, 2018 10:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why no commercial jets airlines build with wing on the top?
Replies: 74
Views: 13243

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: 74
Views: 13243

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: 74
Views: 13243

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: 1599

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: 270

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: 8077

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: 1668

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: 56
Views: 7006

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: 540

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: 111
Views: 11445

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: 111
Views: 11445

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: 2327

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: 106
Views: 21909

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: 2327

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: 1903

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: 1944

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: 8560

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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by citationjet
Tue Aug 28, 2018 6:49 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: What happens with international delayed checked baggage?
Replies: 16
Views: 2346

Re: What happens with international delayed checked baggage?

A few years ago, my wife flew from Lisbon to Madrid to Chicago to Wichita, KS. One checked bag did not show up in Chicago. Four weeks to the day it was found in LHR with the original tags showing LIS-MAD-ORD-ICT still on the suitcase. How it got to LHR and spent a month is still a mystery. Within tw...

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by citationjet
Tue Aug 21, 2018 3:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA's oldest S-80s retired today
Replies: 67
Views: 9713

Re: AA's oldest S-80s retired today

UpNAWAy wrote:
Looks like 8 MD80s are routed between 9am and 10:30am central time to ROW today.


All 8 MD80s are currently in flight to ROW. https://flightaware.com/live/findflight/KDFW/KROW

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by citationjet
Tue Aug 21, 2018 1:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Will air to air refueling ever be a thing in commercial aviation?
Replies: 42
Views: 3583

Re: Will air to air refueling ever be a thing in commercial aviation?

I assume the capability was built in for the case of a war breaking out and needing AF1 to be an airborne command center during the crisis. That being the case, I think you would want the pilots to be capable of doing it. I don't think it would ever be needed for a regular Presidential trip and cer...

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by citationjet
Sat Aug 18, 2018 7:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Fractional ExecJets vs Commercial
Replies: 16
Views: 1775

Re: Fractional ExecJets vs Commercial

VC10er wrote:
Has any large airline ever considered getting a piece of this super-rich business?


I think that Delta Private Jets is currently doing just that.
https://news.delta.com/tags/delta-private-jets

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by citationjet
Sat Aug 18, 2018 4:48 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Why are Ryanair cabins so ugly?
Replies: 8
Views: 1199

Re: Why are Ryanair cabins so ugly?

I have seen subway cars that look better than Ryan's interiors.

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by citationjet
Sun Aug 12, 2018 5:15 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Why don't museums let you in the cockpits of the planes they have?
Replies: 22
Views: 2242

Re: Why don't museums let you in the cockpits of the planes they have?

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...

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by citationjet
Sat Aug 11, 2018 8:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: QX employee steals and crashes Q400 near SEA
Replies: 705
Views: 94058

Re: AS Employee steals Q400 at SeaTac

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...

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by citationjet
Sat Aug 11, 2018 7:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: QX employee steals and crashes Q400 near SEA
Replies: 705
Views: 94058

Re: AS Employee steals Q400 at SeaTac

Bald1983 wrote:
Heard it was not at a gate.

He taxied out of the cargo area, according to the ATC communication between the tower and another commercial aircraft on the ground who witnessed the takeoff.

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by citationjet
Fri Aug 10, 2018 12:12 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: B-747SP - Was it economically viable for their operators?
Replies: 85
Views: 12593

Re: B-747SP

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...

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by citationjet
Thu Aug 09, 2018 9:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: B-747SP - Was it economically viable for their operators?
Replies: 85
Views: 12593

Re: B-747SP - Was it economically viable for their operators?

LY777 wrote:
What was the SP range? How long could it fly nonstop?


5,830 nmi (10,800 km; 6,710 mi)
Google is your friend: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Boeing_747SP

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by citationjet
Thu Aug 09, 2018 8:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: B-747SP - Was it economically viable for their operators?
Replies: 85
Views: 12593

Re: B-747SP

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...

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by citationjet
Thu Aug 09, 2018 7:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: B-747SP - Was it economically viable for their operators?
Replies: 85
Views: 12593

Re: B-747SP

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 ...

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by citationjet
Wed Aug 01, 2018 12:40 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Aeroméxico E190 Accident in Durango July 31
Replies: 259
Views: 48409

Re: AeroMexico AC Down 7/31/2018

PatrickZ80 wrote:
I wouldn't call this intact.

The empennage (vertical and horizontal stabilizers) look undamaged. The fuselage aft of the aft pressure bulkhead suffered very little damage.

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by citationjet
Wed Aug 01, 2018 12:16 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Citation Longitude Cert?
Replies: 2
Views: 649

Re: Citation Longitude Cert?

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...

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by citationjet
Tue Jul 31, 2018 11:43 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Manufacture test flights?
Replies: 15
Views: 2339

Re: Manufacture test flights?

Cessna in Wichita does almost all of their Citation and Caravan flight testing in Wichita. Runway water ingestion testing was always done in Roswell, NM.

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by citationjet
Thu Jul 26, 2018 1:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Dog opened cargo door on B737 during approach to SVO
Replies: 25
Views: 8180

Re: Dog opened cargo door on B737 during approach to SVO

itripreport wrote:
Where'd you read this, The Onion?


No, Aviation Herald.
http://avherald.com/h?article=4bb874ad&opt=0

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by citationjet
Mon Jul 16, 2018 3:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA encountering labor slow down due contract talks
Replies: 35
Views: 5071

Re: AA encountering labor slow down due contract talks

Boof02671 wrote:
The previous poster is wrong.


Who is wrong?

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by citationjet
Mon Jul 16, 2018 3:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA encountering labor slow down due contract talks
Replies: 35
Views: 5071

Re: AA encountering labor slow down due contract talks

They are paid hourly. The are unionized and work under a contract. That doesn't really answer my question. I know they are hourly, union employees. If they are paid hourly, then why does it matter what time a flight arrives? Why would they wait until the scheduled arrival time to work a flight? Wha...

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by citationjet
Mon Jul 16, 2018 3:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA encountering labor slow down due contract talks
Replies: 35
Views: 5071

Re: AA encountering labor slow down due contract talks

When I worked in DFW (well before the merger) if an aircraft came in early then it waited to be parked until the rampers had time to do so. They were paid to work the aircraft when they were scheduled to arrive and they would sit in the pillbox until said arrival time. I guess I don't understand ho...

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by citationjet
Mon Jul 16, 2018 1:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA encountering labor slow down due contract talks
Replies: 35
Views: 5071

Re: AA encountering labor slow down due contract talks

I have seen noticeable improvement in gate agents being ready on the jetway when flights pull in, however. 4-5 years ago it was VERY common to have to wait 10-15 minutes for an agent to leave the breakroom and come connect the jetbridge. Now it seems like the agent is almost always waiting in the d...

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by citationjet
Sun Jul 15, 2018 3:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What are the advantages and disadvantages of airlines having flagship planes?
Replies: 37
Views: 6235

Re: What are the advantages and disadvantages of airlines having flagship planes?

Max Q wrote:
Flagship is always your largest aircraft


Then you believe that when both British and Air France flew Concorde, Concorde was not their flagship, but rather the 744 was?

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by citationjet
Thu Jul 12, 2018 4:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What are the advantages and disadvantages of airlines having flagship planes?
Replies: 37
Views: 6235

Re: What are the advantages and disadvantages of airlines having flagship planes?

What is your definition of a "flagship plane"? Are you talking about a unique paint scheme, a type of aircraft? Could you give some specific examples of flagship planes? In the past, any time the term "flagship" is used with regards to an airline, there is always confusion and di...

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by citationjet
Thu Jul 12, 2018 1:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Any pics of El Al retro 70th Anniversary 787-9?
Replies: 36
Views: 12282

Re: Any pics of El Al retro 70th Anniversary 787-9?

Polot wrote:
The plane hasn’t been painted yet. 787s have white fuselages (with painted tail) before they go in for paint. Boeing never has the CFRP fuselage bare and unpainted/unprotected.


Glad to know that. I was wondering why people were excited over an all white fuselage.

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by citationjet
Fri Jul 06, 2018 10:06 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: B-52 finds canoe in Pacific in search and rescue mission
Replies: 18
Views: 3288

B-52 finds canoe in Pacific in search and rescue mission

A B-52H located the lost crew of an open ocean Polynesian-style canoe after they were missing at sea for six days. The B-52H joined the search when the crew from Barksdale Air Force Base, La., was on a routine flight during a deployment to Guam. The bomber crew responded to a call from the Coast Gua...

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by citationjet
Thu Jul 05, 2018 4:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: When will all Air Tahiti Nui A340s be withdrawn?
Replies: 24
Views: 4777

Re: When will all Air Tahiti Nui A340s be withdrawn?

I am booked on Air Tahiti on Dec 5 LAX - PPT returning Dec 13 PPT - LAX. Their website shows both flights as A340-300s.

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by citationjet
Tue Jul 03, 2018 5:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Could Pan AM have flown some in state domestic routes
Replies: 60
Views: 5390

Re: Could Pan AM have flown some in state domestic routes

Could Braniff carry local passengers JFK-MIA in, say, 1970? No, because they didn't fly that route. Yes, Braniff did fly the JFK to MIA route then. I have a March 5, 1969 Braniff timetable that shows two flights a day between JFK and MIA, with continuing service to South America. Flight numbers wer...

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by citationjet
Mon Jul 02, 2018 9:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Could Pan AM have flown some in state domestic routes
Replies: 60
Views: 5390

Re: Could Pan AM have flown some in state domestic routes

Everything was phased in. Toward the end of 1978, there was a lottery for routes. The first airline in line got first pick. And the first in line was United which requested only one route: BUF-FLL (which it never did operate). Next in line was Braniff, which requested and received a whole bunch of ...

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by citationjet
Mon Jul 02, 2018 2:20 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Could Pan AM have flown some in state domestic routes
Replies: 60
Views: 5390

Re: Could Pan AM have flown some in state domestic routes

I don’t recall if Braniff could carry local traffic on the SFO-LAX segment of the South America flights, but I don’t believe so. You are correct, Braniff could not carry local traffic between SFO and LAX. I have a Braniff 1976 timetable and it shows SFO to BOG one-stop service twice a week, and SFO...

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by citationjet
Fri Jun 29, 2018 8:47 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Cities that have multiple airports unnecessarily
Replies: 65
Views: 4617

Re: Cities that have multiple airports unnecessarily

I am surprised no one has mentioned Berlin? :stirthepot:

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by citationjet
Fri Jun 22, 2018 6:33 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Can a Cessna Citation fly from South America to Europe?
Replies: 8
Views: 1164

Re: Can a Cessna Citation fly from South America to Europe?

The correct answer is they all can, without refuelling. You would however need to install the required ferry tanks on all the models bar Citation X & Longitude. Even then, prudence would necessitate at least one stop (Azores). I worked for Cessna for 25 years, and I have never heard of ferry ta...

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by citationjet
Wed Jun 20, 2018 10:15 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Can a Cessna Citation fly from South America to Europe?
Replies: 8
Views: 1164

Re: Can a Cessna Citation fly from South America to Europe?

Depends on which city you leave from in South America. Which city in Europe is your destination. And which model of Cessna Citation.
Go to Textron Aviation's Citation range map page. Select starting point and aircraft. http://txtav.com/en/range-map

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