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by packmedic
Sat Jun 16, 2018 2:57 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Are any AS painted Airbus' at SEA yet & routes
Replies: 67
Views: 7356

Re: Are any AS painted Airbus' at SEA yet & routes

AS has been using the 73G on some of the ANC-ORD turns recently. Kind of ironic that AS advertises power and Premium Class and then puts a plane with neither of those things on the longest route in the system. -700’s will be getting a cabin refresh in 2019 to include new seats and power ports. -700...

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by packmedic
Sat Jun 16, 2018 2:55 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Are any AS painted Airbus' at SEA yet & routes
Replies: 67
Views: 7356

Re: Are any AS painted Airbus' at SEA yet & routes

I am curious why the slow schedule on re-painting the planes to AS livery. Only one so far and we're already into June! Are all the 737's first in line? With summer flying upon us, planes are flying more than they are in the fall/winter months. It's a lot harder to find enough slack in the schedule...

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by packmedic
Thu Jun 14, 2018 1:38 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AS Starting SAN-GEG Service
Replies: 42
Views: 5000

Re: AS Starting SAN-GEG Service, Without Announcement

Good news : AS is beginning nonstop service between SAN and GEG (Spokane) on Oct 1 with a daily EMJ roundtrip! (It's in the schedules.) Bad news : to the best of my knowledge there has been no announcement by the carrier of this new route. In fact, I have no idea how long the route has been for sal...

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by packmedic
Thu Jun 14, 2018 1:34 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AS Starting SAN-GEG Service
Replies: 42
Views: 5000

Re: AS Starting SAN-GEG Service, Without Announcement

Looking at the flight numbers AS3462 SAN-GEG, evening arrival in Spokane, and AS3416 GEG-SAN, morning departure from Spokane, it looks like the plane will be RON in Spokane. I guess there is more room in Spokane than in San Diego for RONing the plane. Also since it is currently an OO flight based o...

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by packmedic
Tue Jun 12, 2018 6:49 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: TSA Lines and Wait Times at SEA
Replies: 18
Views: 1460

Re: TSA Lines and Wait Times at SEA

When the cruise ships get back, you have hundreds of extra people getting to the airport at roughly the same time. It'll be like this all summer, then it'll cool down in the fall and winter

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by packmedic
Thu May 24, 2018 5:42 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Music in Airport Terminals
Replies: 90
Views: 5853

Re: Music in Airport Terminals

PDX (Portland, OR) frequently has an assortment of performers that volunteer their time to perform. Of course they accept tips and have CD's available, but they aren't paid by the Port. From what I have seen, it is always well received and seems to help make an often stressful experience a little b...

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by packmedic
Sat May 19, 2018 4:08 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: BOS - NRT AA J
Replies: 3
Views: 4602

Re: BOS - NRT AA J

So you flew on AA but had UA glasses ? An767 Happens fairly often when airlines contract the same catering companies and have similar glassware. I see AA glasses probably once or twice a month in first on AS (both use LSG Skychefs in SEA). It's usually not the whole rack of glasses, but one mixed in

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by packmedic
Wed May 16, 2018 6:39 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alaska to Close Pilot Base in NYC
Replies: 83
Views: 9705

Re: Alaska to Close Pilot Base in NYC

As for NYC-SEA/PDX/LAX being commutable, I've run into a lot of airline staff that are based in CHI and commute from 2nd tier West Coast destinations that don't even have non-stops. I have a friend who commuted to SEA out of a rural KY city (can't remember which). Two legs minimum, sometimes 3 depe...

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by packmedic
Wed Apr 25, 2018 6:08 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Virgin America Brand Is Now Officially No More
Replies: 7
Views: 2752

Re: Virgin America Brand Is Now Officially No More

jetmechanicdave wrote:
It’s called SOC or Single Operating Certificate.


SOC happened back in January. This is called single PSS, or Passenger Service System

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by packmedic
Tue Apr 24, 2018 5:47 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WN leases slots from AS at LGA/DCA
Replies: 136
Views: 12951

Re: WN leases slots from AS at LGA/DCA

So this basically confirms that AS bought VX to kill it. To prevent B6 from making the acquisition and actually using the merger to improve its network. Nice one regulators. So cutting two of the worst performing routes in the system confirms that they are "killing" VX? LFs were around 79...

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by packmedic
Sun Apr 01, 2018 1:26 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Emirates April's Fool
Replies: 17
Views: 1900

Re: Emirates April's Fool

A better April fools joke would be them not being an egregious offender of human rights. Wait till you find out AA eagle employees make less than $10/hr. http://www.airliners.net/forum/viewtopic.php?f=3&t=1387447 Do they get to keep their passports? EK employee's don't. They absolutely do. I ha...

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by packmedic
Sun Mar 25, 2018 9:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alaska Airlines starts repainting Airbus fleet
Replies: 323
Views: 71996

Re: Alaska Airlines starts repainting Airbus fleet

Did N624VA just get painted while it was at GSO, or was that just cabin work? AS frequently sends its aircraft to HAECO at GSO for maintenance and cabin work, but have never had aircraft painted there as far as I can recall. To my knowledge, HAECO in GSO doesn't even have a paint hangar. Someone pl...

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by packmedic
Sun Mar 25, 2018 1:15 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: AS Aircraft type unknown for VX flight 1 week out
Replies: 54
Views: 3974

Re: AS Aircraft type unknown for VX flight 1 week out

I looked it up and it looks like this one is still planned for an A320, not an A321neo. And I'm not sure why it won't let you choose a seat. There's still 2 open seats in main cabin and 7 in MCS

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by packmedic
Thu Feb 22, 2018 8:00 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The A380 and US airlines: Too late or still a chance?
Replies: 111
Views: 14382

Re: The A380 and US airlines: Too late or still a chance?

DL and UA just got rid of their 747s, replacing them with smaller 787s/77Ws (UA) and A350s (DL). Neither one ordered the 748 as it was too much aircraft and would have very limited use in their systems. Why would they go for something larger, that has an even more limited use? Add to that, HA is exp...

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by packmedic
Sun Feb 18, 2018 4:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alaska Air A321neo More to Love Livery Revealed!
Replies: 89
Views: 19312

Re: Alaska Air A321neo More to Love Livery Revealed!

Does AS mix their two premerger fleets? For example, if I was on a route that was AS only premerger, would I be able to fly on an A32X? Or do they only use repainted aircraft on these routes? Do the A32X stay within VX routes? As of right now, all previously AS routes are on Boeing, and all previou...

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by packmedic
Sun Feb 18, 2018 6:34 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alaska, Virgin America flight attendants agree to merger deal
Replies: 21
Views: 3207

Re: Alaska, Virgin America flight attendants agree to merger deal

Thanks for posting this. Do we know how the seniority list integration will work? The most senior flight attendant at Virgin America will become approximately #2,025 out of about 5,400 system-wide once fully integrated with Alaska Air in March 2019. Only because that's where the 10-year flight atte...

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by packmedic
Sun Feb 18, 2018 4:40 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alaska Air A321neo More to Love Livery Revealed!
Replies: 89
Views: 19312

Re: Alaska Air A321neo More to Love Livery Revealed!

Does AS mix their two premerger fleets? For example, if I was on a route that was AS only premerger, would I be able to fly on an A32X? Or do they only use repainted aircraft on these routes? Do the A32X stay within VX routes? As of right now, all previously AS routes are on Boeing, and all previou...

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by packmedic
Sun Feb 18, 2018 4:40 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alaska, Virgin America flight attendants agree to merger deal
Replies: 21
Views: 3207

Re: Alaska, Virgin America flight attendants agree to merger deal

Seniority integration will be strictly date of hire for flight attendants. AS hire dates will be adjusted to have the same criteria (currently VX is day 1 of training, AS is day after graduation) Also, I'd recommend changing the title. The negotiations have resulted in a TA, but the flight attendant...

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by packmedic
Sat Feb 17, 2018 6:57 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alaska Air A321neo More to Love Livery Revealed!
Replies: 89
Views: 19312

Re: Alaska Air A321neo More to Love Livery Revealed!

Does AS mix their two premerger fleets? For example, if I was on a route that was AS only premerger, would I be able to fly on an A32X? Or do they only use repainted aircraft on these routes? Do the A32X stay within VX routes? As of right now, all previously AS routes are on Boeing, and all previou...

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by packmedic
Mon Feb 12, 2018 8:24 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Visiting the cockpit
Replies: 24
Views: 2051

Re: Visiting the cockpit

As a flight attendant, I will say that before the flight generally works better for domestic flights. Especially if you're at a base, after the flight pilots will generally do their shutdown checklists and head towards the employee bus ASAP. I always encourage people to stop by before the flight rat...

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by packmedic
Thu Jan 25, 2018 1:11 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alaska Airlines starts repainting Airbus fleet
Replies: 323
Views: 71996

Re: Alaska Airlines starts repainting Airbus fleet

I’m still confused. So VX planes, notably A320s, will be repainted in full or hybrid Alaska colors? At the same time they continue to operate in legacy VX network, which organically had overlap with AS, but are still operated by VX flight and cabin crews, and feature VXs inflight service products. ...

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by packmedic
Tue Jan 09, 2018 9:41 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alaska "Beyond" problems, Seattle Times finally catches on
Replies: 125
Views: 20782

Re: Alaska "Beyond" problems, Seattle Times finally catches on

o AS offers what I believe to be the best buy-on-board products in the industry, yet the hot meals that were previously on flights over 2 hours are now on flights that are 3 hours or more, eliminating many prime routes from contention (LAXSEA, for example) and missing the chance to wow guests. Firs...

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by packmedic
Sat Dec 16, 2017 7:24 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: What kind of stuff is on the NEF, MEL, and CDL?
Replies: 17
Views: 1904

Re: What kind of stuff is on the NEF, MEL, and CDL?

Here is the master Boeing 737 MEL document from the FAA. http://fsims.faa.gov/wdocs/mmel/b-737%20r54a.pdf The actual MEL items can vary carrier to carrier, depending on what they've been approved for and what their aircraft are equipped with. Many MELs also come with some kind of deviation from stan...

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by packmedic
Mon Dec 04, 2017 4:33 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: QX begins Q400 fleet reduction
Replies: 55
Views: 9601

Re: QX begins Q400 fleet reduction

The 700’s are ready for lease return.. all 6 remaining are in TUS for the return next month. You mean the 400s? A few 700s are being converted to freighters, but no 700s are leaving the fleet right now They absolutely are, the CRJ-700. The 700’s are ready for lease return.. all 6 remaining are in T...

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by packmedic
Mon Dec 04, 2017 3:14 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: QX begins Q400 fleet reduction
Replies: 55
Views: 9601

Re: QX begins Q400 fleet reduction

amcnd wrote:
The 700’s are ready for lease return.. all 6 remaining are in TUS for the return next month.


You mean the 400s? A few 700s are being converted to freighters, but no 700s are leaving the fleet right now

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by packmedic
Sun Dec 03, 2017 5:32 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: QX begins Q400 fleet reduction
Replies: 55
Views: 9601

Re: QX begins Q400 fleet reduction

Are the non-sky interior birds getting bin retrofits and LEDs? Any chance the 73G, 738, 739A get sky interior modifications or is it to expensive/ not possible? Nothing has been communicated to employees, but I spoke with one of our customer experience managers about this probably 6-12 months ago. ...

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by packmedic
Wed Nov 29, 2017 7:20 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta flies cancel-free over Thanksgiving holiday (includes Delta Connection)
Replies: 61
Views: 12058

Re: Delta flies cancel-free over Thanksgiving holiday (includes Delta Connection)

The press release said Delta Air Lines flew more than 2.35 million customers on nearly 23,000 flights during the holiday period from Wednesday to Sunday without a single cancellation anywhere across its global operation Wednesday Nov 22 to Sunday Nov 26. Nov 9 does not count. Not sure why you conve...

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by packmedic
Sat Nov 25, 2017 2:47 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Naming Specific Routes
Replies: 75
Views: 9008

Re: Naming Specific Routes

Alaska Airlines milk run, not too familiar with the actual stops in the route, but a quick google search should turn up results Not only Google but the alaskaair.com site has its own page: https://blog.alaskaair.com/destinations/the-milk-run-flight/ Generally, it's SEA to ANC or ANC to SEA with a l...

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by packmedic
Wed Nov 15, 2017 9:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AS starting SEA-PIT
Replies: 60
Views: 7821

Re: AS starting SEA-PIT

Why does AS seem to avoid running red eyes to the East Coast? A red eye SEA-XXX and then a XXX-SEA am departure would be perfect for connections. While some not considered east coast, it's not like they don't have red-eyes: ATL,AUS,BOS,ORD,DFW,IAH,EWR,MCO all have red-eyes. I suspect we will see mo...

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by packmedic
Fri Oct 27, 2017 1:46 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Flybondi's first 737 unveiled
Replies: 16
Views: 4661

Re: Flybondi's first 737 unveiled

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fg9i3xQ_z1k

The link you gave is time stamped to the 24th second in the 24 second long video
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May want to correct your link to https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fg9i3xQ_z1k

The link you gave is time stamped to the 24th second in the 24 second long video

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by packmedic
Mon Oct 09, 2017 7:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: All VX flights now AS flights starting 25APR18
Replies: 49
Views: 7480

Re: All VX flights now AS flights starting 25APR18

The cutover is a “drain down” method, where inventory on legacy VX flights stopped being sold a few months back for travel after 24APR18. Travel after that date can still be done on virginamerica.com but in the background you’re forwarded to alaskaair.com to be booked on the AS partition on 027 sto...

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by packmedic
Mon Oct 09, 2017 3:07 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: All VX flights now AS flights starting 25APR18
Replies: 49
Views: 7480

Re: All VX flights now AS flights starting 25APR18

When do VX crews get on the AS contracts? Huge increase in pay and stability Pilots are currently waiting on the results of arbitration (I think 20-something days before results are expected?) Flight attendants at VX are now represented by AFA Alaska, and AS/VX flight attendants are currently in ne...

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by packmedic
Mon Oct 02, 2017 3:58 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: VS A346 en route LHR-MSY currently
Replies: 21
Views: 5702

Re: VS A346 en route LHR-MSY currently

csturdiv wrote:
I really wish my Chicago Bears would go to London and leave Glennon there.


Glennon played for NC State my last couple years there. I know how you feel

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by packmedic
Mon Sep 25, 2017 6:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Final Alaska Air 737-400 Combi Flight Scheduled
Replies: 27
Views: 4291

Re: Final Alaska Air 737-400 Combi Flight Scheduled

727200 wrote:
How many 400's are even flying?


For AS? 8

Worldwide? I don't have numbers for that

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by packmedic
Thu Sep 14, 2017 7:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alaska new livery update
Replies: 55
Views: 9540

Re: Alaska new livery update

The new colors have really started to grow on me. I actually like them more now than when they first came out. 568 & 569 are in paint I just saw 569 the other day. Are they getting rid of the Starliner and Employee Powered schemes? Starliner I'm not sure. Employee Powered (at least with the sam...

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by packmedic
Wed Sep 13, 2017 5:43 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alaska new livery update
Replies: 55
Views: 9540

Re: Alaska new livery update

That one should stay as it is "easily recognizable as Alaska". The Timbers jet retirement was pushed back until early next year. Is it being sold or being made into a freighter? I've been seeing it at ANC a lot lately. I think all 700's are going away. The 73Gs are here for the foreseeabl...

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by packmedic
Tue Sep 12, 2017 7:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alaska new livery update
Replies: 55
Views: 9540

Re: Alaska new livery update

I would say as many as 60-70% of the 738's are painted and 50-60% of the 739's. I think all of the E175's are in the new livery (including the SkyWest ones) and obviously none of the Dash 8's are painted. Why aren't any of the Q400s painted? In fact this would be a perfect time for them to start pa...

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by packmedic
Tue Aug 29, 2017 11:20 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Refundable ticket to visit airport
Replies: 18
Views: 1064

Re: Refundable ticket to visit airport

I've been airside at airports in the USA by walking up to the check-in desk of any random airline and asking for a "gate pass". This was to pick up elderly people from flights, and it was no problem at all. Buying a refundable ticket at an airport where gate passes might not be issued, wh...

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by packmedic
Tue Aug 29, 2017 10:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta gates at airports for expansion
Replies: 136
Views: 22487

Re: Delta gates at airports it wants to expand at

At SEA it's a CUTE system, but I think they have about 10 gates, maybe more. When the expansion of N occurs, they could get more gates, but probably not a lot. I believe SEA is a rolling hub, though, so the amount of gates isn't very relevant. All N gates at SEA belong to AS, even after the expansi...

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by packmedic
Sun Jun 25, 2017 6:52 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Your longest flight
Replies: 147
Views: 8340

Re: Your longest flight

Let's see...

Qantas
QF12 Los Angeles-Sydney
A380-800
7,503 miles

United
UA840 Sydney-Los Angeles
B787-9
7,503 miles

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by packmedic
Mon Mar 20, 2017 1:24 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Is Being For EAS But Against Subsidized Gulf Carriers Really Hypocritical?
Replies: 19
Views: 2187

Re: Is Being For EAS But Against Subsidized Gulf Carriers Really Hypocritical?

I won't speak to the ME3 subsidies (I don't know enough about it) but I do not believe EAS is remotely similar to them. EAS is the difference between no service and service for a remote area. Take Adak, AK for example. At the very far end of the Aleutians, it's not possible to drive to Anchorage, or...

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by packmedic
Sun Mar 19, 2017 11:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Any news on Alaska's 737-400 retirement?
Replies: 13
Views: 2613

Re: Any news on Alaska's 737-400 retirement?

Last I heard was all -400s will be gone by end of 2017

NameOmitted wrote:
What will be flying in Southeast with our ... fun runways?


The -800s already do a lot of these routes!

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by packmedic
Sun Dec 25, 2016 8:13 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AS 737-900 or 737-900ER on DFW-SEA?
Replies: 6
Views: 2352

Re: AS 737-900 or 737-900ER on DFW-SEA?

The standard -900 and the -900ER are used interchangeably across the system, including this route. The only routes that are exclusively -900ER are Hawaii, on the rare occasion it isn't operated by the -800

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by packmedic
Sat Nov 26, 2016 8:30 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SeaTac: Delta planes parked midfield
Replies: 15
Views: 5910

Re: SeaTac: Delta planes parked midfield

Taxiway tango at SeaTac. It's not uncommon to see planes parked there around the holidays. With Thanksgiving yesterday, Delta had very reduced flying (so did Alaska, but we have access to more parking). I'm an AS flight attendant and when we got in last night our pilots were saying that there were a...

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by packmedic
Wed Nov 23, 2016 1:14 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL A330 Parked Between SEA Runways
Replies: 6
Views: 3155

Re: DL A330 Parked Between SEA Runways

I'm not nearly close enough to grab a tail number. Sorry. It was several hundred feet away, and at a bad angle from where I was sitting

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by packmedic
Tue Nov 22, 2016 10:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL A330 Parked Between SEA Runways
Replies: 6
Views: 3155

DL A330 Parked Between SEA Runways

Hi! I've been sitting at SeaTac for a couple hours and noticed that there's been a Delta A330 sitting between the runways for several hours (I've been here for 2 and it's been there since I got here). No lights, no movement, no vehicles near it. I have a picture but can't figure out how to upload it...

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