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A Historic Chapter In Aviation Closes & It Won’t Be Documented

In less than one week the former Pan American Airways Unit Terminal Building, more commonly known as the Pan Am WorldPort, at New York’s John F. Kennedy International Airport, taken over by Delta Air Lines in 1991, and now simply known as Terminal 3, will cease operations after 53 years. .   JFK’s iconic Terminal…

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Eastern Air Lines Died 20 Years Ago … today

In January 1991 I was in the 10th grade, living in my parents house just down the road from New York’s John F. Kennedy International Airport. From my window growing up I watched all the airlines fly by, Pan Am, Braniff, TWA, National, Eastern, and woke up to both the British Airways and Air France…

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Reader Mail : “Why had no one made a full double-decker before the A380?”

This week’s reader mail comes from Joyce, in Oregon, and it’s a favourite topic of mine.  Joyce asks “With the popularity of the Boeing 747, why had no one made a full double-decker before the A380?” Well Joyce … first off the design of the Boeing 747 was actually designed for cargo and cargo conversion…

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Two New York Landmarks Turn 70 Today…AA’s Admirals Club & My Dad

Web: www.twitter.com/flyingwithfish — E-Mail: fish@flyingwithfish.com 2/12/2009 – Two New York Landmarks Turn 70 Today…AA’s Admiral’s Club & My Dad Today two New Yorkers turn 70 years old…We’ll start with the airline related 70th birthday. If you have ever enjoyed an airline lounge then you should probably thank American Airlines who launched their first Admiral’s Club…

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Eight Years Ago Today A Titan Airline Vanished From The Skies

Web: www.thetravelstrategist.com — E-Mail: fish@flyingwithfish.com 1/12/2009 – Eight Years Ago Today A Titan Airline Vanished From The Skies At this time 8 years ago a legend of the airline industry puts the wheels of one its MD-80 aircraft down at Las Vegas McCarran Airport never to be seen again.   Many travellers go to Las Vegas…

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KLM Royal Dutch Airlines Turns 90 – Happy Birthday KLM!

Web: www.thetravelstrategist.com — E-Mail: fish@flyingwithfish.com 7/10/2009 – KLM Royal Dutch Airlines Turns 90 – Happy Birthday KLM! Today is a momentous day in airline history…today we celebrate the 90th Birthday of KLM Royal Dutch Airlines.    Why is this a momentous day in airline history?  Because KLM is the world’s oldest airline, continuously operating under its…

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Happy 90th Birthday British Airways!

Web: www.thetravelstrategist.com — E-Mail: fish@flyingwithfish.com 25/08/2009 – Happy 90th Birthday British Airways! Today is a major milestone in airline history…today is the 90th Anniversary of British Airways. While the British Airways we know today was only formed on the 31st of March 1974, the airline its self can be traced back to a number of…

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40 Years Ago This Month Airline History Was Changed With “Concorde”

Web: www.twitter.com/flyingwithfish — E-Mail: fish@flyingwithfish.com 31/03/2009 – 40 Years Ago This Month Airline History Was Changed With “Concorde” Its the last day or March and it would be wrong of me not to mention that this month is the 40th Anniversary of Concorde first taking to the skies. Concorde…and yes it is “Concorde” not “The…

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