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by UA444
Fri Dec 07, 2018 3:07 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA/US Airways integration status
Replies: 74
Views: 10900

Re: AA/US Airways integration status

Have the MD-80s been on any ex-US routes?

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by UA444
Wed Oct 24, 2018 3:02 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: N777UA- How much longer does she have?
Replies: 52
Views: 12156

Re: N777UA- How much longer does she have?

If the prototype didn't earn a spot in Boeing's museum, why would any other? The MoF doesn't have a 757 or 767, either. As noted above, the covered "airpark" is completely full, so the only alternative would be parking it outdoors. They've already got several other aircraft in open-air, i...

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by UA444
Wed Oct 10, 2018 3:02 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alaska Airlines 73G Fleet
Replies: 42
Views: 3875

Re: Alaska Airlines 73G Fleet

I flew SEA-DEN in July 2017 on their special 'Portland Timbers' livery. Not sure if that one is still flying around. 1915312 I saw it in Gustavus over the summer. Lots of 73Gs still in Alaska. I flew on this plane in July from SEA-ANC. Even had to turn back to the gate while on the taxiway due to s...

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by UA444
Wed Sep 05, 2018 6:48 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: B727 Cargo Airlines?
Replies: 43
Views: 3794

Re: B727 Cargo Airlines?

Dominion301 wrote:
UA444 wrote:
Does Iran Aseman airlines still have them?


Yes! And with the embargo back, I’d imagine they’ll soldier on for a while yet. I think they have 3...still carrying pax!

They had a F model too didn’t they? A -222 model.

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by UA444
Wed Sep 05, 2018 2:05 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: B727 Cargo Airlines?
Replies: 43
Views: 3794

Re: B727 Cargo Airlines?

Does Iran Aseman airlines still have them?

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by UA444
Mon Sep 03, 2018 7:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet Upgrade Status - 2018
Replies: 2602
Views: 359085

Re: United Fleet Upgrade Status - 2018

DL made a smart move and picked up the 717s from AirTran/Southwest and will soon start replacing those with A220s. How is it that DL's ability to operate 100 seat category aircraft is better than's UAL's? Is DL's management better than UA's? Was it really a smart move to pick up relatively ineffici...

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by UA444
Fri Aug 31, 2018 4:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The end of the line for the 737 design now proven?
Replies: 70
Views: 14940

Re: The end of the line for the 737 design now proven?

It’s been long past its sell by date since the 900 came out. It was never as good of a plane as the DC-9 or A320.

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by UA444
Mon Aug 27, 2018 12:02 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: TWA livery if they were around today?
Replies: 28
Views: 3266

Re: TWA livery if they were around today?

In an alternate universe, the current majors (UA, AA, and DL) might have been absorbed by the airlines they absorbed. So we'd have TW, CO, and NW operating the same basic routes and offering the same products that the current majors offer. The next question is what kind of visual brand continuity w...

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by UA444
Sun Aug 26, 2018 11:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United to move from New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) Listing to NASDAQ
Replies: 24
Views: 5326

Re: United to Remove New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) Listing

They were on the NYSE prior to Ch11, then re-emerged on NASDAQ as UAUA when getting out of BK and then went back to NYSE after acquiring CO.

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by UA444
Sat Aug 25, 2018 12:55 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Just How Close Was U.S. Airways to Shutting Down in 2004-2005?
Replies: 77
Views: 10754

Re: Just How Close Was U.S. Airways to Shutting Down in 2004-2005?

There was a period when ever major expect CO was on shaky ground. As a safe guard the online travel agencies would plate everything on CO’s 005 ticket stock. Even markets like US flying JAX-CLT or UA DEN-PDX that had nothing to do with CO. As a safety net in case some one ceases operations. It made...

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by UA444
Sat Aug 25, 2018 12:50 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Just How Close Was U.S. Airways to Shutting Down in 2004-2005?
Replies: 77
Views: 10754

Re: Just How Close Was U.S. Airways to Shutting Down in 2004-2005?

Am I missing the sarcasm? CO is the poster-child for extra-inning come backs of airlines. CO was on the shakiest of shaky ground for a very long time. Not during the very late 90s to mid-2000s they weren't - they were at the top of their game. CO had already been Chapter 11'd TWICE when Bethune got...

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by UA444
Wed Aug 22, 2018 1:08 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA's oldest S-80s retired today
Replies: 67
Views: 10215

Re: AA's oldest S-80s retired today

seabosdca wrote:
Don't miss the days when the -83s were routinely used on ORD midcons and somehow I always ended up next to the engine on ORD-SEA. Any seat in a 737 or 32S is preferable.

I wish I had gotten to do a mid con MD flight.

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by UA444
Sun Aug 19, 2018 3:19 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Last MD-90 produced stored.
Replies: 76
Views: 13840

Re: Last MD-90 produced stored.

On a Facebook dc9 page, someone that works at DL is saying the MD90s that go to SBD are being stored while their engines get overhauled and are not being parted out.

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by UA444
Sat Aug 18, 2018 2:16 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Are people allowed to paint their plane in old airline liveries?
Replies: 24
Views: 5225

Re: Are people allowed to do this ? (pic)

I call the old, blue United livery then for the Cirrus I hope to one day buy. That livery was the best. Still can’t get over them choosing CO over UA design. United’s livery sure wasn’t anything to write home about. Very drab. We’ll agree to disagree. ;) Only thing wrong with internet is the UNITED...

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by UA444
Tue Aug 14, 2018 10:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: So what’s Iran going to do now ?
Replies: 116
Views: 12779

Re: So what’s Iran going to do now ?

Instead of buying old planes from dodgy countries/brokers, maybe they just can kick out those evil Ayatollahs, become a democracy and problem solved. I still don't get why Airbus allow itself to be dependant on US technology for their aircraft. They must have known that this day would come ? Easy, ...

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by UA444
Mon Aug 13, 2018 8:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: So what’s Iran going to do now ?
Replies: 116
Views: 12779

Re: So what’s Iran going to do now ?

Pretty sure they'll do what they've done before...source aircraft or parts via dodgy characters / companies in intermediate countries who couldn't care if the US bans them from business deals with the US... This could all escalate...I mean I bet the ME3 would be in a position of offload a few surpl...

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by UA444
Sat Aug 04, 2018 10:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA Fleet Updates - 2018
Replies: 764
Views: 127216

Re: AA Fleet Updates - 2018

I don't think so either, they'll be gone by the Fall of 2019, a year from now. And I don't think either that American will conduct any FA training on the ex-US 757s based out of PHX because those are also slated for retirement next year, if not next year 2020. The 24 remaining 767s are slated for r...

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by UA444
Sat Aug 04, 2018 10:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA announces IAD-TLV
Replies: 118
Views: 15983

Re: UA announces IAD-TLV

The PW 772 is not the dog that people think it is and the GE 772 isn’t this beacon of engineering either.

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by UA444
Sat Aug 04, 2018 4:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA Fleet Updates - 2018
Replies: 764
Views: 127216

Re: AA Fleet Updates - 2018

What is the longest AA MD-80 flight right now?

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by UA444
Mon Jul 30, 2018 2:29 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SMF Roaring Out of the Gate in 2018
Replies: 219
Views: 28666

Re: SMF Roaring Out of the Gate in 2018

ibthebigd wrote:
Any chances of SMF getting flights to NRT ICN LHR CDG AMS LGW?

Looks like SMF is the largest airport without Long haul service who doesn't have restrictions.

Sent from my SM-G950U using Tapatalk

SMF is not a tourist destination and SFO is less than 2 hours away.

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by UA444
Sat Jul 28, 2018 10:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet Upgrade Status - 2018
Replies: 2602
Views: 359085

Re: United Fleet Upgrade Status - 2018

UA444 you don't think things are out of wack? Is this the way to success? AA =>70 seats 386, 50 seats 198 , 66% large RJ DL =>70 seats 335, 50 seats 134 , 71% large RJ UA =>70 seats 255, 50 seats 356 , 42% large RJ I’m all for dumping more 50 seaters, however, there are still too many UAX flights o...

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by UA444
Fri Jul 27, 2018 7:26 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet Upgrade Status - 2018
Replies: 2602
Views: 359085

Re: United Fleet Upgrade Status - 2018

Sad that the scope deal doesn't include an even percentage increase of all fleet types across the board. From my count since the merger, UA has added about 10% (71 aircraft) more than retired and many more on order. Maybe I'm missing something and I know sUA had a huge pulldown of the 733 fleet, bu...

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by UA444
Thu Jul 26, 2018 2:56 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: CEOs Test Out The Cheap Seats
Replies: 72
Views: 15689

Re: CEOs Test Out The Cheap Seats

And UA once again fails big time by not agreeing to the interview.

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by UA444
Sun Jul 22, 2018 6:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Hawaiian Airlines Retires The Sole Boeing 767-300 (non ER version)
Replies: 58
Views: 15590

Re: Hawaiian Airlines Retires The Sole Boeing 767-300 (non ER version)

Saw it yet again in SMF last night. Seems to frequent there a lot.

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by UA444
Sat Jul 21, 2018 7:30 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Locations of ex-NW planes not yet parted out
Replies: 35
Views: 4617

Re: Locations of ex-NW planes not yet parted out

The MSP airport fire trainer is a former DC-9-50. Its painted in non-descript tan colors. This was an aircraft involved in a ground collision when it lost hydraulic power and ran into another NW aircraft when approaching the gate about 15 years ago. That plane was scrapped. The DC9 there now is one...

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by UA444
Sat Jul 21, 2018 7:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Dynamic exits BK, seeks to grow fleet, use Eastern Air Lines name
Replies: 98
Views: 18807

Re: Dynamic exits BK, seeks to grow fleet, use Eastern Air Lines name

The problem with Dynamic/Eastern is they're committing branding suicide right now; the airplanes are painted in the Swift livery, sporting Eastern wordmark/titles, with the falcon logo facing backward on the port side (it should always face forward). Now I realize a lot of this is only something an...

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by UA444
Sat Jul 21, 2018 1:59 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Hawaiian Airlines Retires The Sole Boeing 767-300 (non ER version)
Replies: 58
Views: 15590

Re: Hawaiian Airlines Retires The Sole Boeing 767-300 (non ER version)

Saw this plane N594HA in SMF Wednesday morning.

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by UA444
Thu Jul 19, 2018 7:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Did DL's order for the A-220 signal the end of the 717?
Replies: 51
Views: 11586

Re: Did DL's order for the A-220 signal the end of the 717?

I though DC9-30s were repainted in DL colors The DC9-50s flew long enough for some repainting. The 30s and 40s were parked too quickly I think. However, airfleets.net doesn't include the DC9s under Delta or Northwest. https://www.usatoday.com/story/todayinthesky/2014/01/07/delta-final-dc-9-flight/4...

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by UA444
Sat Jul 07, 2018 9:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Are there any 748i's still stored/whitetails?
Replies: 8
Views: 4677

Re: Are there any 748i's still stored/whitetails?

Geoff1947 wrote:
One test frame which Lufthansa didn’t want, MSN 1435.

Geoff

That frame is going to be used as a test bed

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by UA444
Sat Jun 30, 2018 4:11 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet Upgrade Status - 2018
Replies: 2602
Views: 359085

Re: United Fleet Upgrade Status - 2018

No reason why any of the ETOPS ones had to leave. Some are still stored in GYR.

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by UA444
Tue Jun 12, 2018 3:55 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: First 777 ever built heading to Museum of Flight
Replies: 80
Views: 17039

Re: First 777 ever built heading to Museum of Flight

Hopefully N777UA winds up in a museum, and not in the ugly monstrosity paint job it’s currently stuck with.

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by UA444
Thu Jun 07, 2018 2:07 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Questions About American's PW 757-200 Fleet
Replies: 5
Views: 1583

Re: Questions About American's PW 7527-200 Fleet

2007 was the last year.

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by UA444
Thu May 31, 2018 5:48 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Bizarre landing by this UA DC-10
Replies: 39
Views: 10794

Re: Bizarre landing by this UA DC-10

I’m guessing this video was shot in the late 70’s to early 80’s, were SOP’s really enforcred back then or did they even exist? If I’m not mistaken UA’s fuel policy was first introduced in 1978, it may seem like a long time ago but it really isn’t, or at least I see it that way. I don't think so, fi...

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by UA444
Thu May 31, 2018 5:45 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Bizarre landing by this UA DC-10
Replies: 39
Views: 10794

Re: Bizarre landing by this UA DC-10

There looks to be a UA 744 next to the hangars, which would make this 1989 or newer. Most of the small title planes were gone by 1992.

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by UA444
Thu May 17, 2018 1:16 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Patriots already selling one of the team 767s?
Replies: 42
Views: 11476

Re: Patriots already selling one of the team 767s?

Maybe they’ll paint Brady getting stripped sacked in the Super bowl on the tail.

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by UA444
Wed May 16, 2018 8:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Iran Air 747SP's getting scrapped
Replies: 54
Views: 18975

Re: Iran Air 747SP's getting scrapped

Are these still intact?

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by UA444
Mon May 14, 2018 12:05 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta 767-300 Last Flight Date?
Replies: 92
Views: 33400

Re: Delta 767-300 Last Flight Date?

Where is N144DA? I flew that LAX-OGG back in 2007.

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by UA444
Mon May 07, 2018 1:36 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet Upgrade Status - 2018
Replies: 2602
Views: 359085

Re: United Fleet Upgrade Status - 2018

SumChristianus wrote:
So is the new 767 configuration set to replace the PS 757s?

That would be a lot of premium capacity for EWR-SFO/LAX but I think the configuration wouldn't be dense enough for any transatlantic purposes either.

PS 757s are not being retired anytime soon.

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by UA444
Sat May 05, 2018 11:06 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: UA's domestic 777 vs DC-10
Replies: 36
Views: 4627

Re: UA's domestic 777 vs DC-10

DocLightning wrote:
Oddly, they'd sometimes have them on DTW-ORD.

They had them all the time. I regularly flew on them. They did write up until the 10-10s were retired in late 2000.

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by UA444
Wed Apr 25, 2018 2:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Major airlines that did not buy the 787
Replies: 23
Views: 5047

Re: Major airlines that did not buy the 787

TWA, Pan Am, Eastern, Southwest, Braniff, Skybus.

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by UA444
Mon Apr 23, 2018 6:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 787 Scrapping
Replies: 91
Views: 27073

Re: 787 Scrapping

I thought it was 3 and 4 that were going to NW?

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by UA444
Sun Apr 22, 2018 3:33 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 787 Scrapping
Replies: 91
Views: 27073

Re: 787 Scrapping

Will LN4 still try to be sold as a VIP?

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by UA444
Sun Apr 15, 2018 4:33 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet Upgrade Status - 2018
Replies: 2602
Views: 359085

Re: United Fleet Upgrade Status - 2018

Are they still going forward with the NGS mods on the ps757?

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by UA444
Mon Apr 09, 2018 6:21 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumor: UA to introduce new and/or revised livery in the coming years
Replies: 186
Views: 32389

Re: Rumor: UA to introduce new and/or revised livery in the coming years

The hatred is due to the fact that many people wanted to see United go on as it had and CO disappear. They did not like the idea of two carriers merging and blending. So you have some UAL people believing UAL was taken over by Continental and some Continental people believing that Continental was t...

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by UA444
Mon Apr 09, 2018 5:10 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumor: UA to introduce new and/or revised livery in the coming years
Replies: 186
Views: 32389

Re: Rumor: UA to introduce new and/or revised livery in the coming years

I've never understood the hate towards the post merger livery. Brilliant and elegant colour combos of blue, gold, white and grey makes for a fantastic application across the branding. While by most accounts the service doesn't yet match the brand, to me at least UA comes across as a serious busines...

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by UA444
Sun Apr 08, 2018 11:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumor: UA to introduce new and/or revised livery in the coming years
Replies: 186
Views: 32389

Re: Rumor: UA to introduce new and/or revised livery in the coming years

Like taking spoiled meat and reheating it in the microwave. There you have the CO turd ball. The herpes of liveries.

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by UA444
Sun Apr 08, 2018 11:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumor: UA to introduce new and/or revised livery in the coming years
Replies: 186
Views: 32389

Re: Rumor: UA to introduce new and/or revised livery in the coming years

God it looks horrible. The worst livery in the world for nearly 30 years just got even crappier.

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by UA444
Sun Apr 08, 2018 11:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Former Saudia MD-11F was ferried from JED to MHV
Replies: 35
Views: 7902

Re: Former Saudia MD-11F was ferried from JED to MHV

I hope some billionaire tycoon rescues the VIP ones so they can continue to fly. The last MD-11s that exist in PAX form.

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by UA444
Fri Apr 06, 2018 12:28 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: If UA and CO had NOT merged, would UA end up ordering the 737ng/max?
Replies: 30
Views: 3282

Re: If UA and CO had NOT merged, would UA end up ordering the 737ng/max?

hOMSaR wrote:
UA444 wrote:
hOMSaR wrote:
UA had no narrowbodies on order before the merger, and had already retired their “last” 737. All 900s came from CO or were ordered post-merger.

The post-merger orders didn’t come with DirecTV.

They had 42 A319/320s on order before the merger


Those orders were cancelled.

Not prior to the merger.

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