Airways Magazine - February 2013
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.
PHOTO: ALAN CARTER
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:
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: 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?
An Interview with Hollis Harris
by Michael ManningWe 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.
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.
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.
PHOTO: DHS COLLECTION
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.
Virgin Australia takes aim at Qantas
by Julian Green
Confederacy of Clowns
by Nuala C Galbari
Both Sides: Customer Service—Pilot Style
by Clayton Taylor
Premium Coach Flyer: Virgin Atlantic Airways
by Matthew Chen
Stan Solomon offers a varied selection of anecdotes from the Airways.
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.
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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