Je89_w From United States of America, joined Mar 2002, 2327 posts, RR: 10 Reply 1, posted (4 years 5 months 3 weeks 3 days 2 hours ago) and read 4523 times:
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The two planes in question are N951AA and N664AA. At the moment, I seem to be unable to post photos of them on these forums. N951AA is the B737-800, that was delivered in the retro scheme. N664AA and another B777 was recently repainted into the pink ribbon livery you saw. Hope that helps.
Boeing767mech From United States of America, joined Dec 2000, 992 posts, RR: 3 Reply 6, posted (4 years 5 months 3 weeks 2 days 21 hours ago) and read 4233 times:
Quoting QANTAS747-438 (Reply 2): Both of those jets have been around for a while. Especially the retro 738.
The breast cancer ribbons (Komen) have only been flying fsince September. The AstroJet 737 has been flying since George W Bush was swarn into office in 2001. This airplane was delivered to us in 2001 and flew GW to Washington from Austion Tx. and then to LAX where it did its first passenger flight. I remember going up and raiding the galley after it landed and someone telling us what this ariplane had just come in from. Still didn't have any good food.
AA777LVR From United States of America, joined Jan 2007, 193 posts, RR: 1 Reply 9, posted (4 years 5 months 3 weeks 2 days 20 hours ago) and read 4089 times:
I believe we know also have a 757 and AT72 flying around with yellow ribbons as a tribute to our folks in the armed services. I'm not sure what the ship numbers are for the yellow ribbons.
The Komen 757 is N5CM and the 777 is N7BU. There are also 6 additional Eagle ERJ's flying in the Komen ribbon livery. The AA/AE total of 8 Komen aircraft is meant to signify that 1 in 8 women will face a breast cancer diagnosis (I believe).
N5EL used to also sport a retro livery. When it went in for its first Heavy C check (as opposed to the "light C check" that preceeded) the retro livery was stripped and it now flies with an AA standard livery.
DTW757 From United States of America, joined Oct 2003, 1417 posts, RR: 2 Reply 11, posted (4 years 5 months 3 weeks 2 days 19 hours ago) and read 4072 times:
Quoting AABB777 (Reply 8): believe we know also have a 757 and AT72 flying around with yellow ribbons as a tribute to our folks in the armed services. I'm not sure what the ship numbers are for the yellow ribbons.
Ikramerica From United States of America, joined May 2005, 21030 posts, RR: 60 Reply 15, posted (4 years 5 months 2 weeks 9 hours ago) and read 3311 times:
8.5 daily 738s out of 77 in the fleet.
Assuming that the special livery is used equally throughout the system, that's 1 in 9 chance it would be there at all during the day. 124 752s, not sure how many 757 flights to LAX a day, let's assume 20?
1 in 6 that the BC jet would be there at any point during the day.
Odds are 1 in 50 or so that both jets are even there on the same day at all. But they don't sit there 24 hours.
So you have to go by the most 738s and 757s scheduled to be at LAX at the same time on any one day, at most 3 738s and 5 757s (though probably less), brings the odds down to 1 in 600 or so, or every two years or so?
So no, the odds are not all that likely that you'll see both of these jets at the gates at the same time at LAX…
But that odds that either of those planes visits LAX at any time during a day? Probably about 1:4…
Of all the things to worry about... the Wookie has no pants.
EXMEMWIDGET From United States of America, joined Jan 2004, 188 posts, RR: 0 Reply 16, posted (4 years 5 months 2 weeks 8 hours ago) and read 3203 times:
I saw an AA 737 on approach into DFW today with the yellow ribbon painted on the tail. It also had some words painted on the fuselage between the tail and wing. I couldn't make out what they were, though.