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User currently offlineblueflyer From United States of America, joined Jan 2006, 3971 posts, RR: 2
Posted (3 years 2 months 1 week 1 day 23 hours ago) and read 7965 times:
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I thought AA is buying all its 738s new from Boeing and is maintaining them in-house in TUL. With that said, why would AA ferry a 737-800 from FRA to its 767 maintenance base at AFW, or is this a FA aircraft type error? I'm not even sure a 738 has the legs to cover the distance on a ferry flight.
http://flightaware.com/live/flight/A...7/history/20110619/1134Z/EDDF/KAFW


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User currently offlineRobK From United Kingdom, joined Sep 2004, 3947 posts, RR: 18
Reply 1, posted (3 years 2 months 1 week 1 day 23 hours ago) and read 7814 times:

Typical flightaware.com balls up. The site is wrecked these days and totally unreliable.

The flight was actually B763 N369AA.


User currently offlineByrdluvs747 From United States of America, joined Jul 2004, 2358 posts, RR: 1
Reply 2, posted (3 years 2 months 1 week 1 day 23 hours ago) and read 7737 times:

I'm sure they added aux fuel tanks to complete a non-stop flight.


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User currently offline777STL From United States of America, joined Dec 2004, 3619 posts, RR: 3
Reply 3, posted (3 years 2 months 1 week 1 day 23 hours ago) and read 7721 times:

Quoting blueflyer (Thread starter):
With that said, why would AA ferry a 737-800 from FRA to its 767 maintenance base at AFW, or is this a FA aircraft type error?

Think about this for a second. Why would an AA 738 have been in FRA in the first place?



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User currently offlineblueflyer From United States of America, joined Jan 2006, 3971 posts, RR: 2
Reply 4, posted (3 years 2 months 1 week 1 day 22 hours ago) and read 7505 times:
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Quoting 777STL (Reply 3):
Why would an AA 738 have been in FRA in the first place?

Because I could have been wrong in my assumption and the plane had been maintained in FRA, or bought from another operator and being flown home out of FRA, or for a number of other reasons why planes are far from home sometimes (charter, lease, narrow-body tag-on, etc). Or because FA screwed up. That is why I asked!



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User currently offlineByrdluvs747 From United States of America, joined Jul 2004, 2358 posts, RR: 1
Reply 5, posted (3 years 2 months 1 week 1 day 22 hours ago) and read 7424 times:

Quoting blueflyer (Reply 4):
or bought from another operator and being flown home out of FRA

That was my original thinking as well. AA could have come across a 738 at a great price, but needed to ferry it out of FRA.

If AA ends up buyin A320NEO's from Airbus, those will need to be ferried from Europe in a similiar manner.

[Edited 2011-06-23 11:04:48]


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User currently offlinefxramper From United States of America, joined Dec 2005, 7263 posts, RR: 85
Reply 6, posted (3 years 2 months 1 week 1 day 22 hours ago) and read 7418 times:
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Quoting 777STL (Reply 3):
Think about this for a second. Why would an AA 738 have been in FRA in the first place?

They are retrofitting a 738 for NASA to ferry astronauts to the ISS in case Soyuz tickets goes up price.

edit post to insert sarcasm.

[Edited 2011-06-23 11:08:32]

User currently offlinepoz2brs From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 7, posted (3 years 2 months 1 week 1 day 22 hours ago) and read 7393 times:

Quoting fxramper (Reply 6):
They are retrofitting a 738 for NASA to ferry astronauts to the ISS in case Soyuz tickets goes up price.

Source?


User currently offlineLONGisland89 From United States of America, joined Jan 2006, 735 posts, RR: 0
Reply 8, posted (3 years 2 months 1 week 1 day 21 hours ago) and read 7113 times:

Quoting poz2brs (Reply 7):
Quoting fxramper (Reply 6):
They are retrofitting a 738 for NASA to ferry astronauts to the ISS in case Soyuz tickets goes up price.

Source?

Source = Sarcasm  


User currently offlineWoof From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 9, posted (3 years 2 months 1 week 1 day 20 hours ago) and read 6935 times:

Quoting fxramper (Reply 6):
They are retrofitting a 738 for NASA to ferry astronauts to the ISS in case Soyuz tickets goes up price.

The most ridiculous post I've ever read. The 738 does not have the required docking collar for the ISS.


User currently offlinetoobz From Finland, joined Jan 2010, 781 posts, RR: 0
Reply 10, posted (3 years 2 months 1 week 1 day 20 hours ago) and read 6864 times:

Quoting fxramper (Reply 6):
They are retrofitting a 738 for NASA to ferry astronauts to the ISS in case Soyuz tickets goes up price.

Good one FX lol


User currently offlineseabosdca From United States of America, joined Sep 2007, 5410 posts, RR: 4
Reply 11, posted (3 years 2 months 1 week 1 day 20 hours ago) and read 6838 times:

Quoting fxramper (Reply 6):
They are retrofitting a 738 for NASA to ferry astronauts to the ISS in case Soyuz tickets goes up price.

What absolute rubbish. Everyone knows only an A320 NEO can fly that high.

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User currently offlinepoz2brs From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 12, posted (3 years 2 months 1 week 1 day 20 hours ago) and read 6784 times:

Quoting LONGisland89 (Reply 8):
Source = Sarcasm  

No, really? Three years working in a comedy club and you would have thought I'd pick up on that sort of thing  


User currently offlinecatiii From United States of America, joined Mar 2008, 3029 posts, RR: 4
Reply 13, posted (3 years 2 months 1 week 1 day 16 hours ago) and read 6351 times:

Quoting RobK (Reply 1):
Typical flightaware.com balls up. The site is wrecked these days and totally unreliable.

True statement my friend. It's a shame.


User currently offlineViscount724 From Switzerland, joined Oct 2006, 25170 posts, RR: 22
Reply 14, posted (3 years 2 months 1 week 1 day 15 hours ago) and read 6255 times:

Quoting catiii (Reply 13):
Quoting RobK (Reply 1):
Typical flightaware.com balls up. The site is wrecked these days and totally unreliable.

True statement my friend. It's a shame.

For the past few weeks I haven't even been able to access Flightaware in English. Since I live in Switzerland, they apparently assume that all of Switzerland speaks German when in fact only about 65% does. The western part where I live near GVA is predominantly French speaking. With Firefox, clicking on the links at the top of the Flightaware screen to change the language does nothing. I still see everything in German. So if I want to use Flightaware I have to access it using Internet Explorer.

Not sure whether that problem involves Flightaware or Firefox but it only started within the past month. I thought that upgrading to the latest Firefox 5 version which I did yesterday might fix the problem but it didn't.


User currently offline777STL From United States of America, joined Dec 2004, 3619 posts, RR: 3
Reply 15, posted (3 years 2 months 1 week 1 day 2 hours ago) and read 3317 times:

Quoting blueflyer (Reply 4):
Because I could have been wrong in my assumption and the plane had been maintained in FRA, or bought from another operator and being flown home out of FRA, or for a number of other reasons why planes are far from home sometimes (charter, lease, narrow-body tag-on, etc). Or because FA screwed up. That is why I asked!

No reason to get upset, I'm not trying to patronize you.

AA has only bought new build 738s and as far as I know, they do the vast majority(if not all) of their mx in house. There isn't any logical reason as to why a 738 would have been in FRA in the first place, that's all I'm saying.



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