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Forum: TravelBuzz
Yesterday, 4:28 pm
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Posted By WHBM

What about, for the other one, Air Jamaica, with...

What about, for the other one, Air Jamaica, with a DC9-30 provided by and operated by Air Canada for them.
Forum: TravelBuzz
Aug 6, 20, 4:28 pm
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Posted By WHBM

Dan-Air did have high and low density 727...

Dan-Air did have high and low density 727 configs. The "low density" ones (I think just a couple) had extra fuel tanks installed in the freight hold to allow Berlin-Canary Islands flights, to keep...
Forum: TravelBuzz
Aug 6, 20, 8:30 am
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Posted By WHBM

I'll just offer a commentary on the One-Eleven...

I'll just offer a commentary on the One-Eleven 200/300/400 series.

When designed, there was an FAA restriction on 2-crew operation, that it could not be on aircraft over 80,000lb gross weight....
Forum: TravelBuzz
Aug 5, 20, 12:51 pm
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Posted By WHBM

This fuselage section is made of a different spec...

This fuselage section is made of a different spec of aluminium as it is strengthened where the wing box attaches. Normally never noticed as airlines paint the fuselage, except American of course who...
Forum: TravelBuzz
Aug 5, 20, 12:31 pm
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Posted By WHBM

I'm sure the aircraft designators did originate...

I'm sure the aircraft designators did originate with the airline data. maybe what was in the schedule was given to ABC, whereas OAG took it from the reservation system, in which the seating capacity...
Forum: TravelBuzz
Aug 4, 20, 5:57 pm
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Posted By WHBM

OK; What about Allegheny One-Eleven 204AF...

OK; What about Allegheny One-Eleven 204AF Syracuse to Washington DCA; National 727-35 Washington to Miami.

I'm at a bit of a disadvantage with this detailed aircraft type stuff. Unlike the OAG...
Forum: TravelBuzz
Aug 4, 20, 3:17 am
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Posted By WHBM

OK, so we've got Eastern and Delta out of the...

OK, so we've got Eastern and Delta out of the way, who were the two principal operators of the era from both the Northeast and the Midwest down to Florida. Northwest at the time only did Florida...
Forum: TravelBuzz
Aug 3, 20, 5:38 pm
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Posted By WHBM

The key flight for this was likely an Air Pacific...

The key flight for this was likely an Air Pacific 737-800, which used to run from Vancouver, through Honolulu to Nadi in Fiji, and then continue on to Sydney. It was an enormous run for a 737, three...
Forum: TravelBuzz
Aug 2, 20, 1:51 pm
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Posted By WHBM

OK, what about an Allegheny One-Eleven to ......

OK, what about an Allegheny One-Eleven to ... Boston, and a Delta DC9-30 on to Miami.

The original hunch was that, being booked by a straightforward travel organiser of the era, rather than us...
Forum: TravelBuzz
Aug 2, 20, 10:06 am
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Posted By WHBM

What about an American One-Eleven Syracuse to La...

What about an American One-Eleven Syracuse to La Guardia, and an Eastern 727-200 on to Miami ?
Forum: TravelBuzz
Aug 1, 20, 4:32 pm
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Posted By WHBM

The DC-10-40 even more so. Japan Air Lines had 20...

The DC-10-40 even more so. Japan Air Lines had 20 of them, divided into two fleets, domestic configuration (with no centre gear) and international (full gear). They used to rotate the aircraft...
Forum: TravelBuzz
Jul 31, 20, 5:41 pm
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Posted By WHBM

I never realised there was a Mount Edgcumbe in...

I never realised there was a Mount Edgcumbe in Alaska. The original is an old country mansion in western England, which had a Lord living there, the Earl of Mount Edgcumbe. Now he had a steam railway...
Forum: TravelBuzz
Jul 31, 20, 5:29 pm
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Posted By WHBM

Quite so, BA hired in daily an Air New Zealand...

Quite so, BA hired in daily an Air New Zealand DC-10 (-30 :) ) from about 1975 to 1981 to run Los Angeles to London, which they felt was too much range for their 747-100s. In fact it was more than...
Forum: TravelBuzz
Jul 31, 20, 10:41 am
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Posted By WHBM

I regret to report that British Airways never had...

I regret to report that British Airways never had an ex-Laker aircraft of any type.

The BA DC-10 fleet were principally from the British Caledonian takeover. They surprisingly were well received...
Forum: TravelBuzz
Jul 30, 20, 10:55 am
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Posted By WHBM

Mount Baker was regularly visible from the top of...

Mount Baker was regularly visible from the top of the street by my aunt's house on the mountainside in West Vancouver, BC. The same aunt that had someone in the family travelling one way or the other...
Forum: TravelBuzz
Jul 30, 20, 7:53 am
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Posted By WHBM

What's in the far distance in these two ? Is it a...

What's in the far distance in these two ? Is it a cloud, or Mount Baker ?
Forum: TravelBuzz
Jul 29, 20, 12:26 am
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Posted By WHBM

I'm just off for a several hour drive to the...

I'm just off for a several hour drive to the north of Birmingham for a business day; are we starting to get back to normal here ?


In 1995 ? I'm going to go for one of the last ever Lockheed...
Forum: TravelBuzz
Jul 28, 20, 4:28 pm
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Posted By WHBM

I've had a look, Bahamas Airways seems to have...

I've had a look, Bahamas Airways seems to have gone out of business on 9 October 1970, and the One-Elevens, all leased from UK airlines, were repossessed. Probably didn't make the November issue; is...
Forum: TravelBuzz
Jul 28, 20, 12:21 am
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Posted By WHBM

Let's think here. Start with the mainstream...

Let's think here. Start with the mainstream suspects, being American, Braniff and Mohawk. Then Quebecair up at Montreal, and Bahamas Airways doing Miami to Nassau. That's much of it, it then depends...
Forum: TravelBuzz
Jul 28, 20, 12:04 am
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Posted By WHBM

Just a follow-up on the Airport Hotel, Southend. ...

Just a follow-up on the Airport Hotel, Southend.

Not only was it up against the airport perimeter, but this was (and is) on Southend's rather extensive junk yard side. And while not quite matching...
Forum: TravelBuzz
Jul 27, 20, 4:24 am
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Posted By WHBM

I think they did a Miami to Seattle, through...

I think they did a Miami to Seattle, through Chicago, Minneapolis, and a range of other points across the northern tier, in fact so many that it exceeded the single character allowed in the old...
Forum: TravelBuzz
Jul 27, 20, 12:50 am
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Posted By WHBM

I don't recall B Cal considering Concorde, but...

I don't recall B Cal considering Concorde, but given that Channel Airways, of all carriers, had a big Concorde model in their own livery in the entrance lobby to their Southend offices (!), then...
Forum: TravelBuzz
Jul 26, 20, 6:51 am
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Posted By WHBM

Yes, British Airways bought out TAT from under...

Yes, British Airways bought out TAT from under the nose of minority owner Air France, and repainted the fleet in full livery. Did we know that there were Fokker 100s operated in full BA livery ?...
Forum: TravelBuzz
Jul 25, 20, 8:49 pm
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Posted By WHBM

By 1986 Air Alsace were owned by TAT. Sometimes...

By 1986 Air Alsace were owned by TAT. Sometimes they ran under one name, sometimes the other. They steadily bought up most French regional airlines.

Bonus question : 10 years later, TAT had a new...
Forum: TravelBuzz
Jul 25, 20, 12:38 pm
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Posted By WHBM

I'll really go out on a limb here and say Iran...

I'll really go out on a limb here and say Iran Air. Tehran-London-Houston.
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