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Airways Magazine - February 2013

 

Airways Magazine December 2012 Cover

 


FEATURES



UA787

PHOTO: JACK HARTY 

UA is first US carrier with the Dreamliner

by Chris Sloan 

Experience the excitement of being onboard the first revenue service of the Boeing 787-8 Dreamliner with United Air Lines: we check out the airplane and how it will be deployed over the international network.

 


 Iraq

 PHOTO: ALAN CARTER

Iraq Adventures

by Alan Carter

Capt Carter accepts an offer to fly a Baghdad-based Boeing 747-400, the first time since the end of the first Gulf War that an Iraqi 747 had flown in the skies above Iraq.

A musical slide show of the characters and operation can be viewed at: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LsSwBVVmT0c&feature=relmfu

as well as a video made by Capt Carter:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fSsRh1FwmsE

 


 

Scoot

PHOTO: ROB FINLAYSON

Scoot Gets a Move On

by Jeff Kriendler

Singapore Airlines moves into the fast-growing long-haul budget market with Scoot.


 

Luton Airport


Luton: London's Other Other Airport

by David C Forward

Ask airline passengers outside the UK to name the airports that serve the British capital and they'll confidently state, "Heathrow," and after a moment's thought, "and Gatwick," and they might add "Stansted" or "London City." But how about Luton Airport, which has been used by leisure travellers for decades?

 


 

 

PHOTO: DAL

An Interview with Hollis Harris

by Michael Manning

We talk to an influential and gentlemanly personality, a real people person, who shaped today's Delta Air Lines, Continental Airlines, Air Canada, and World Airways.


 

JAL MD-90

PHOTO: RYOSUKE YANO

JAL says Sayonara to the MD-90

Join us on a flight from Misawa to Tokyo-Haneda on a Japan Airlines McDonnell Douglas MD-90-30, the last of the Douglas line in Japan that will be retired in March.



 

Captain Rand Peck

PHOTO: RAND PECK

Eventful End to an Eventful Career

by Rand Peck

Captain Rand Peck completes his final trip as an airline captain, piloting a Boeing 747-400 across the Pacific, and experiences an onboard medical emergency leading to a diversion.



 

Southern Airlines Timetable

PHOTO: DHS COLLECTION

Southern Airways

by David H Stringer

A multi-part history of local service carrier Southern Airways begins with its formative years leading to the start of service in June 1949 with a single Douglas DC-3.



 

PLUS

Virgin Australia takes aim at Qantas

by Julian Green

 

Confederacy of Clowns

by Nuala C Galbari

 


DEPARTMENTS


 

Both Sides: Customer Service—Pilot Style

by Clayton Taylor

 

Premium Coach Flyer: Virgin Atlantic Airways

by Matthew Chen

 

Debrief

Stan Solomon offers a varied selection of anecdotes from the Airways.

 

Mailbag

Our global forum for our readers’ opinions, feedback, and contributions.


News from the Airways

Colorfully illustrated highlights of the major news developments from North America and around the world, including fleet changes, new airlines, and new paint schemes.

 

Reviews

IMPERIAL OUTPOST IN THE GULF: The Airfield at Sharjah (UAE) 1932-1952
by Nicholas Stanley-Price


AIRWORK: A History
by Keith McCloskey

 

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