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Reader Mail : “Why Don’t Airlines Use Their Name As A Callsign?”

I have written about airline call signs before … but not in almost three years … so this reader mail caught my attention.   Alberto Lopez, from Barcelona, Spain, writes “I was recently listening to air traffic control while waiting for a flight home from Chicago and noted many airlines do not use their name…

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The Golden Jet Age Started Today … 53 years ago

1958 was a big year for travel, starting on January 1st a BOAC Bristol Britannia broke the New York to London speed record, flying the route in 7 hours 57 minutes, followed by the first ever two-way moving sidewalk being introduced at Dallas’s Love Field and of course Boeing delivering the first ever 707 to…

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Happy 90th Birthday British Airways!

Web: — E-Mail: 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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