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Mystery 738 At DTW  
User currently offlineCubsrule From United States of America, joined May 2004, 23218 posts, RR: 20
Posted (7 years 11 months 2 weeks 5 days 18 hours ago) and read 3184 times:

I was flying through DTW tonight and saw an odd 738 at the old international arrivals building. I was wondering if anyone can tell me who it belongs to. Here's what I know...

- Registration was EI-OKD (I think)
- White fuselage, blue tail, blue winglets. The blue was about the same shade as TZ blue
- There was one of those fanciful pictures of an atom on the tail... a bunch of "orbits" and then little balls ("electrons") of various colors on some of the "orbits"
-No titles that I saw

Does anyone know what this bird is?


I can't decide whether I miss the tulip or the bowling shoe more
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User currently offlineACDC8 From Canada, joined Mar 2005, 7643 posts, RR: 35
Reply 1, posted (7 years 11 months 2 weeks 5 days 18 hours ago) and read 3169 times:

From your description, it would belong to Futura airlines...

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Couldn't tell you why it's in DTW though.



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User currently offlineTZTriStar500 From United States of America, joined Jan 2004, 1459 posts, RR: 9
Reply 2, posted (7 years 11 months 2 weeks 5 days 18 hours ago) and read 3161 times:

Quoting ACDC8 (Reply 1):
Couldn't tell you why it's in DTW though.

They lease some of their aircraft to Ryan International during the winter months. This was probably one of them operating charter to someplace warm.



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User currently offlineCubsrule From United States of America, joined May 2004, 23218 posts, RR: 20
Reply 3, posted (7 years 11 months 2 weeks 5 days 16 hours ago) and read 3039 times:

That's the one. Interestingly, though, I don't think the bird I saw had the artwork on the winglets or the fuse.


I can't decide whether I miss the tulip or the bowling shoe more
User currently offlineNASCARAirforce From United States of America, joined Feb 2005, 3184 posts, RR: 4
Reply 4, posted (7 years 11 months 2 weeks 5 days 16 hours ago) and read 3008 times:

It is Ryan International. They have started their winter charter operations. I was outside the other day walking my dog when one flew over downwind. It was near dark out, but not dark enough to tell it had a white fuselage and a blue tail. I thought at first it was the Continental IAH flight running quite late.

User currently offlineCubsrule From United States of America, joined May 2004, 23218 posts, RR: 20
Reply 5, posted (7 years 11 months 2 weeks 5 days 16 hours ago) and read 2995 times:

So as long as we're on the subject of DTW rare birds, there was an AC Airbus in town tonight also. I assume the Senators were aboard, though I couldn't find it on Flightaware.


I can't decide whether I miss the tulip or the bowling shoe more
User currently offlineAS739X From United States of America, joined Apr 2003, 6187 posts, RR: 24
Reply 6, posted (7 years 11 months 2 weeks 5 days 15 hours ago) and read 2914 times:

Northwest testing one as a DC-9 replacement.



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