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Usairways A320's Parked?  
User currently offlineDc10guy From United States of America, joined Feb 2000, 2685 posts, RR: 6
Posted (10 years 9 months 1 week 6 days 4 hours ago) and read 2098 times:

I was at GYR (Goodyear AZ) this past weekend and saw at least 7ea. Usairways A320's (might of been a mix of 319's) parked, widows taped up stored. I wonder why ??? Wouldn't they park an older plane first ??? There might of been more than 7ea. too. There was also 2 ea. All white 777-200's there. Anyone know why??? Thanks.


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User currently offlineGodbless From Sweden, joined Apr 2000, 2752 posts, RR: 16
Reply 1, posted (10 years 9 months 1 week 6 days 4 hours ago) and read 2038 times:

The two all white 777's are probably the Khalifa planes that were parked at FRA for three months or so. But weren't they supposed to go to MZJ?

Max


User currently offlineElwood64151 From United States of America, joined Feb 2002, 2477 posts, RR: 6
Reply 2, posted (10 years 9 months 1 week 6 days 4 hours ago) and read 1992 times:

Remember, the A320 is a 15-year-old design. If they have newer 734s and A32Xs, they would want to keep those around in favor of the older A32Xs.

It could be that they simply do not need these particular aircraft (i.e. at present, 737s run particular routes at greater efficiency or passenger preference or less cost in fees or whatever), but will reactivate them when they time comes that they need them.



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User currently offlineDc10guy From United States of America, joined Feb 2000, 2685 posts, RR: 6
Reply 3, posted (10 years 9 months 1 week 6 days 3 hours ago) and read 1827 times:

Elwood64151, Usairways received their first a320 about 2 years ago they ordered a boat load of all brand new ones that's why I can't see why they would park the new planes and keep flying the old ones ... Maybe its crew training ??? Its got to be really expensive to make payments on a new airplane and then store it ???


Next time try the old "dirty Sanchez" She'll love it !!!
User currently offlineCcrlR From United States of America, joined Aug 2001, 2223 posts, RR: 1
Reply 4, posted (10 years 9 months 1 week 6 days 3 hours ago) and read 1793 times:
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Think about when SWA did this? They still got some aircraft and after the 9/11 attacks they put some in the desert just in case and after they needed them then they took them out of the desert and back to service. This is what they are doing.


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User currently offlineOuboy79 From United States of America, joined Nov 2001, 4481 posts, RR: 22
Reply 5, posted (10 years 9 months 1 week 6 days 3 hours ago) and read 1786 times:

The Airbuses you saw were those that had their leases terminated in Chapter 11. In turn US Airways pulled some 737s out of storage to maintain their 279 fleet requirement. The first Airbus 320s that were delivered will be going to their first heavy check soon, hence they are still flying with the company.


Any opinion/comment posted is that of my own and not that of Southwest Airlines Co.
User currently offlineDc10guy From United States of America, joined Feb 2000, 2685 posts, RR: 6
Reply 6, posted (10 years 9 months 1 week 6 days 2 hours ago) and read 1730 times:

Ouboy79, I can see that ... who owns them know ??? The bank? Airbus?


Next time try the old "dirty Sanchez" She'll love it !!!
User currently offlineLGA777 From United States of America, joined Jul 2003, 1137 posts, RR: 20
Reply 7, posted (10 years 9 months 1 week 6 days 2 hours ago) and read 1728 times:

There is one US A320, N101UW (the 1st A320 for US) and six A319's,
N706UW is one, can't remember the reg. of the other 5 but are all
newer than 706.


User currently offlineOuboy79 From United States of America, joined Nov 2001, 4481 posts, RR: 22
Reply 8, posted (10 years 9 months 1 week 5 days 17 hours ago) and read 1544 times:

Those planes are owned by the bank, not sure which one - definitely not GE though.  Big grin


Any opinion/comment posted is that of my own and not that of Southwest Airlines Co.
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