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Saturday, November 24, 2012

MIA-LAX American 777

Our Carribean Correspondent was boarding AA299 earlier today, when the gate agent noticed his, "Airplane Life," T-shirt (not yet available to the general public; our distributor laid-off half of their staff when Obama was re-elected), and gave him a free upgrade.

She assigned him, FIRST CLASS - Seat, "1A."

How cruzin' does that look ...

We appreciate the upgrade, and reccommend, "AMERICAN AIRLINES," to all of our blog viewers!

And a Special Thanks goes to Miami AA Gate Agent, "Ann." You're Awesome!

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But we can't help but remember a day when one would never consider flying between this city-pair on anything less than a NATIONAL 747.

We still have a flight bag from that bygone era  ....



Long Live The Dobbs Lot!

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Monday, November 19, 2012

Melanie Griffith and Antonio Banderas with daughter Stella del Carmen

We saw these folks at London Heathrow on January 7, 1999.

They ended up on the same British Airways 747-400 to LAX that I was on. I would have chatted with them on the plane, but they weren't in the "World Traveller" cabin.

I did walk alongside of them to Customs and Immigration where they got preferential treatment and I didn't - even though I had a USA Passport.

Here's a weird link to a picture that one of the paparazzi took that day :  LINK

And here's how all of them look nowadays :  LINK

Friday, November 16, 2012

بنت الهرم

This is the Bent Pyramid of Sneferu, as photographed by Captain Jivehead while streaking high over Dashur in a World MD-11.

Around 2600BC, some non-union construction workers started building this structure in reverence to The Great Sneferu.

It was unstable, and they revised the construction plans part-way through. I would imagine the hardest part was reworking the electrical.

Thursday, November 15, 2012

Saturday, November 10, 2012

Princess Andromeda

Here's an image submitted by our East Coast Astronomical Object Photographer, "ES."

This is the Andromeda Galaxy, better know to most of us as NGC 224.

Our own Milky Way Galaxy will be smashing into this in just under 4 billion years.

Or around the same time we pay off the National Debt.

The picture you see here was taken with a used lens that cost $25.

It is an aggregation of 270 individual 16 MP images, each with shutter speed of 1.6s.

Pretty cool, huh?

Tuesday, November 6, 2012

Los Alamitos 2012

Snapshots from the Wings, Wheels, and Rotors Show by our Long Beach Bureau.

Thursday, November 1, 2012

G-BOAG Concorde

Some shots of G-BOAG at the Museum of Flight in Seattle.

Here is G-BOAG when we saw it at London Heathrow.

The 737 shown in a couple of these pics is the FIRST 737, it's a -100.

I could definitely picture myself seated on this aircraft crossing the Atlantic.

A supersonic WC.