DIA From United States of America, joined Jan 2001, 3273 posts, RR: 27 Posted (10 years 4 months 1 week 6 days 16 hours ago) and read 2506 times:
Frontier has just added one more A318 (N806FR) from GECAS. This is A318 #6. I think the current tally of a/c is now: 26 A319s, 6 A318s, and 10 733s.
Just a few days ago, F9 took delivery of an A319 (N927FR) (from ILFC?).
For all you spotters out there. . .I've been watching the F9 A319s and A318s out at DIA. I have found that the easiest way to tell them apart, for me at least, is definately the tail. The A318 tail is taller and sharper, if you will. Once you've seen a few in person. . .it is pretty straight forward.
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MSYtristar From United States of America, joined Aug 2005, 6570 posts, RR: 50
Reply 11, posted (10 years 4 months 1 week 6 days 16 hours ago) and read 2230 times:
Bruce, yes, we rotate the planes on basically a daily basis. Here in MSY for example we are scheduled to see a 318. We may see 801 for two days in a row and then may not see it for a week. All the aircraft usually have a different rotation. Be on the lookout for the occassional A319 sub when we fly to BNA...it happens every now and then.
AirplaneBoy From United States of America, joined May 2004, 562 posts, RR: 10
Reply 12, posted (10 years 4 months 1 week 5 days 3 hours ago) and read 1971 times:
"I have found that the easiest way to tell them apart, for me at least, is definitely the tail"
I agree. Also, all A318's registrations are numbered in the 800's, the A319's are numbered in the 900's, and the 737's (we only have -300's now) are numbered in the 300's (I believe).
"Any word as to if F9 will be acquiring some A320's?"
Our station manager at LAX says that at this time, we are not looking at the 320 because it is currently too large for our operational needs. The A318 and A319 are doing great for us in terms of capacity, and have been great with interchanging the two when capacity dictates the need to do so. However, I would love to see an A 320 or even an A 321 in F9 colors....widebodies would be even better- but that's definitely a fantasy...hehe
I hope this helps.
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