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Whats Surprising With This Pic?  
User currently offlineMyk From Canada, joined Jul 1999, 455 posts, RR: 0
Posted (9 years 7 months 1 day 1 hour ago) and read 8245 times:

this seems to be a US Airways door, very, very far away from home !!!


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User currently offlineBlackhawk144 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 1, posted (9 years 7 months 1 day 1 hour ago) and read 8136 times:

Hahaha, what's even more funny IMO is that the logo really resembles ATAs.

Anthony


User currently offlineMiamiair From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 2, posted (9 years 7 months 1 day 1 hour ago) and read 8072 times:

The door has been recently replaced. It looks like it was off of a USAirways 73.

User currently offlineBENNETT123 From United Kingdom, joined Aug 2004, 7204 posts, RR: 3
Reply 3, posted (9 years 7 months 1 day 1 hour ago) and read 8055 times:

It looks as if there was a problem with the door, and they borrowed one from US Airways.

Do airlines co-operate in this way.


User currently offlineJmhluv2fly From United States of America, joined Dec 1999, 559 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (9 years 7 months 20 hours ago) and read 7746 times:

The door may very well may have come from a stored or scrapped
US 73's in the desert, where spare parts are usually more economical then a new part.
Just my guess...
JMH


User currently offlineMANmatt From United Kingdom, joined Apr 2004, 969 posts, RR: 6
Reply 5, posted (9 years 7 months 20 hours ago) and read 7679 times:

Maybe this could be a good way for US to make some money, use the stored a/c and lease out parts, i.e. doors, to other carriers! Just a thought.

MANmatt


User currently offlineAir2gxs From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 6, posted (9 years 7 months 19 hours ago) and read 7563 times:

Airlines frequently borrow/lend parts to each other. Of course there is usually a cost involved.

There are some airlines that actually share the cost of high dollar, low usage, no go items in remote areas. These are called pool parts. Not really sure how the accounting works on that but the system exists.


User currently offlineRlwynn From Germany, joined Dec 2000, 1064 posts, RR: 1
Reply 7, posted (9 years 7 months 19 hours ago) and read 7523 times:

Not only is the door very far away from home but what about the plane? A 737-300 from France all the way down in South Africa?


I can drive faster than you
User currently offlineFoxiboy From United Kingdom, joined Sep 2004, 208 posts, RR: 4
Reply 8, posted (9 years 7 months 18 hours ago) and read 7484 times:

The reason the a/c has a French reg is because reunion is a French overseas department,therefore all air austral a/c will have a French registration as with all the other overseas departments of France in the pacific,and Caribbean.

User currently offlinePHLBOS From United States of America, joined Mar 2004, 7482 posts, RR: 24
Reply 9, posted (9 years 7 months 18 hours ago) and read 7481 times:

The door may very well may have come from a stored or scrapped
US 73's in the desert, where spare parts are usually more economical then a new part.
Just my guess...


This practice has been done with cars for decades (how many different color fenders, hoods, trunk lids, etc. have you seen on cars?) why not aircraft?



"TransEastern! You'll feel like you've never left the ground because we treat you like dirt!" SNL Parady ad circa 1981
User currently offlineETStar From Canada, joined Jan 2004, 2103 posts, RR: 7
Reply 10, posted (9 years 7 months 17 hours ago) and read 6713 times:

I guess what is surprising is the distance between the location of the scrapped aircraft and that of where this aircraft operates. Indeed, there is no 733 scrap that I know of in southern Africa, where I think a 733 would be considered a more modern aircraft and not be scrapped... I wonder when the 732s and 722s will leave for newer 734s and 735s.

User currently offlineStearmanNut From United States of America, joined Apr 2004, 352 posts, RR: 0
Reply 11, posted (9 years 7 months 17 hours ago) and read 6535 times:

I'm betting the aircraft graverobbers have been at work and coordinating with Midnight Aircaft Parts Supply...


If wishes were horses, a Tail Dragger I would fly...
User currently offlinePHLBOS From United States of America, joined Mar 2004, 7482 posts, RR: 24
Reply 12, posted (9 years 7 months 16 hours ago) and read 6087 times:

I'm betting the aircraft graverobbers have been at work and coordinating with Midnight Aircaft Parts Supply...

Can we say... Planestippers?  Laugh out loud



"TransEastern! You'll feel like you've never left the ground because we treat you like dirt!" SNL Parady ad circa 1981
User currently offlineMyk From Canada, joined Jul 1999, 455 posts, RR: 0
Reply 13, posted (9 years 7 months 15 hours ago) and read 5784 times:

I guess the front door is for first class fench champagne service...and the back door is for coachclass and .....usair service Big grin

User currently offlineDc10guy From United States of America, joined Feb 2000, 2685 posts, RR: 6
Reply 14, posted (9 years 7 months 15 hours ago) and read 5569 times:

The problems with replacing doors is that they fit each airplane differently. So I'm sure the whistling in the back of that airplane was loud ....


Next time try the old "dirty Sanchez" She'll love it !!!
User currently offlineHirnie From Germany, joined May 2004, 593 posts, RR: 0
Reply 15, posted (9 years 7 months 15 hours ago) and read 5536 times:

Obviously USAir got an AirAustral 737 as a spare around it`s door. HAHA
 Laugh out loud


User currently offlineBoeingPride800 From United States of America, joined Jun 2004, 430 posts, RR: 2
Reply 16, posted (9 years 7 months 13 hours ago) and read 4911 times:

The tail logo definetly resembles the ATA logo. COPY CATS!

User currently offlineTWA902fly From United States of America, joined Dec 1999, 3100 posts, RR: 4
Reply 17, posted (9 years 7 months 13 hours ago) and read 4645 times:

Hirnie - i dont know why but thats one of the funniest things ive read on airliners.net. good job haha.

TWA902



life wasn't worth the balance, or the crumpled paper it was written on
User currently offlineWarszawa From United States of America, joined Nov 2003, 727 posts, RR: 6
Reply 18, posted (9 years 7 months 11 hours ago) and read 4083 times:

" Obviously USAir got an AirAustral 737 as a spare around it`s door. "

LMAO!

RR point for you!



Flying a plane is no diff. from riding a bicycle. Its just a lot harder to put baseball cards in the spokes. -'Airplane'
User currently offlineTrickijedi From United States of America, joined May 2001, 3266 posts, RR: 5
Reply 19, posted (9 years 7 months 8 hours ago) and read 3269 times:

That door looks like it came straight out of the plane scrapyard.


Its better to be on the ground wishing you were in the air than be in the air wishing you were on the ground. Fly safe!
User currently offlineUA2162 From United States of America, joined Apr 2004, 488 posts, RR: 2
Reply 20, posted (9 years 7 months 8 hours ago) and read 3128 times:

No, the answer is quite simple.

US has begun liquidating.  Smile


User currently offlineNwfltattendant From United States of America, joined Nov 2003, 341 posts, RR: 4
Reply 21, posted (9 years 7 months 4 hours ago) and read 2371 times:

Looks like US is really opening doors for other carriers...

 Big thumbs up



Go yakkin !!!!!!
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