Airways Magazine

November 2019

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The iconic American Airlines McDonnell Douglas MD-80 is now history. The jetliner earned its infamous nickname ‘Mad Dog’ after its impressive takeoff capabilities, as shown in our cover photo. Thanks for the memories, Mad Dog, we will miss you!


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AIRWAYS FEATURE


XX The Super 80 Sendoff

September 4, 2019, marked the end of the venerable Super 80 in the American Airlines fleet. BERNIE LEIGHTON, CODY DIAMOND, and CHRIS SLOAN went onboard AA80, the last revenue flight. BENJAMIN BEARUP took one of the flights ferrying these aircraft to Roswell. Here’s how it went.


AIRWAYS TRAVELER


XX Turkish Airlines: Istanbul-Bogotá-Panama City

ENRIQUE PERRELLA jumps onboard Turkish Airlines’ newest aircraft, the Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner, and its new Business Class product.


AIRPORT REVIEW


XX Big, Bigger, Istanbul

One of the world’s biggest airports has opened outside Istanbul. So far, operations have been surprisingly glitch-free. But challenges await. ANDREAS SPAETH reports.


AIRWAYS SPECIAL


XX Farewell to the ‘Maad Dog’

American Airlines says goodbye to the jetliner that contributed to its growth for three decades. BEN WANG tells how some passengers onboard the last revenue flight felt about it.


AIRWAYS INDUSTRY


XX Brussels Airlines

MATTEO LEGNANI reports on the major revamp of Brussels Airlines, as the airline takes the characteristics of a boutique hotel to up its game.


THE AIRCHIVE


XX Hawaiian Airlines

DAVID H. STRINGER goes back to the origins of Hawaiian Airlines and shows how the carrier has evolved over nine decades to become a de facto ambassador of Hawaii to the world.


photonewsAIRWAYS PHOTO NEWS:
A colorfully illustrated highlight of the major news developments from North America and around the world, including new fleet changes, airlines, and paint schemes.

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

d&aShotDEPARTING SHOT & ARRIVING SHOT

 


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