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by NearMiss
Tue Apr 17, 2018 5:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Dynamic exits BK, seeks to grow fleet, use Eastern Air Lines name
Replies: 38
Views: 5763

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

They were planning on starting regular service to SCL. I would love to see Eastern back into Santiago after so many years. At least as a brand.

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by NearMiss
Mon Apr 16, 2018 5:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LATAM B787-8 to Victorville (RR engine issues)
Replies: 86
Views: 27789

Re: LATAM B787-8 to the desert ( Victorville)

The situation reminds me of Royal Brunei, when all their four 787 were grounded due to some reason I can't recall now. Titan came to rescue with two 767/757. Sounds to me LATAM Chile fleet operation is heavily relying current fleet they have, all being operated tightly. Good thing is they have many...

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by NearMiss
Sat Apr 14, 2018 9:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LATAM B787-8 to Victorville (RR engine issues)
Replies: 86
Views: 27789

Re: LATAM B787-8 to the desert ( Victorville)

LATAM has many more 787 then Air New Zealand. ANZ's long haul fleet is primarily 777 but LATAM's Santiago base is mostly 787 for flights to the USA & Europe. Other LATAM hubs use 767 & 777 with a few A350's too. LATAM has a much bigger total long haul fleet, but they seem to have a higher p...

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by NearMiss
Sun Apr 08, 2018 8:48 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Mystery aircraft in Brazil: help needed to identify!
Replies: 10
Views: 2595

Re: Mystery aircraft in Brazil: help needed to identify!

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/TL_Ultralight_TL-96_Star
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PU-TLW is a TL-2000 Sting ultralight designed in the Czech Republic. It belongs to Duperron Marangon Ribeiro

More info: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/TL_Ultralight_TL-96_Star

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by NearMiss
Sun Apr 08, 2018 6:48 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Gulf Air unveils growth strategy, upcoming brand refresh
Replies: 103
Views: 22403

Re: Gulf Air unveils growth strategy, upcoming brand refresh

It's amazing how a bit of gold on the engines and a bit of cream white on the tail can make a world of difference on a, mostly, eurowhite livery. Beautiful!

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by NearMiss
Tue Mar 20, 2018 5:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LATAM B787-8 to Victorville (RR engine issues)
Replies: 86
Views: 27789

Re: LATAM B787-8 to the desert ( Victorville)

LATAM is leasing planes from Wamos Air while work is being done on these 787-8s engines. Some routes done by them are being covered by 767s which are being transferred from LATAM Ecuador and the routes done by these Wamos Air planes will be doing the routes left by the 767s.

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by NearMiss
Tue Mar 20, 2018 3:02 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: *Lots of pics* Summer vacation in Chile. Oh, there's a flight too. SCL - ZCO - SCL
Replies: 13
Views: 3232

Re: *Lots of pics* Summer vacation in Chile. Oh, there's a flight too. SCL - ZCO - SCL

Wonderful TR, great pictures - not too much writing, well done! :bigthumbsup: However, as an aviation geek, I was looking for a more "exotic" airline than LATAM; like JetSmart or Sky... Maybe next time?! :crossfingers: hahaha thanks for the comment. And yes! Actually, I was planning on fl...

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by NearMiss
Fri Mar 16, 2018 10:36 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: *Lots of pics* Summer vacation in Chile. Oh, there's a flight too. SCL - ZCO - SCL
Replies: 13
Views: 3232

Re: *Lots of pics* Summer vacation in Chile. Oh, there's a flight too. SCL - ZCO - SCL

Beautiful. Want to go to Chile. When is the best month to go to Pacon / Lake District? Hi! Thanks for your comment! Well, you have three options: - If you are a winter person, you should definitely go between June and August. It gets really cold though and a bit crowded, but you get snow and you al...

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by NearMiss
Fri Mar 16, 2018 9:09 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Airline in Belgium: Air Belgium
Replies: 158
Views: 36918

Re: New Airline in Belgium: Air Belgium

That’s one fine-looking A340!

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by NearMiss
Thu Mar 15, 2018 9:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Siberia rains gold as plane loses its £265 million cargo of treasure during takeoff
Replies: 26
Views: 5497

Re: Siberia rains gold as plane loses its £265 million cargo of treasure during takeoff

Yeah, funny enough, but how is it that we don't know the plane type or the airline?

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by NearMiss
Wed Mar 14, 2018 2:17 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: *Lots of pics* Summer vacation in Chile. Oh, there's a flight too. SCL - ZCO - SCL
Replies: 13
Views: 3232

Re: *Lots of pics* Summer vacation in Chile. Oh, there's a flight too. SCL - ZCO - SCL

The sad ending Now, it was time to go back to Santiago. We booked the same shuttle bus service that took us to Pucon to go back to the airport. We said goodbye to the guys at the hostel and left for the airport. When we got there, I saw a thing a never thought I would see at an airport's security n...

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by NearMiss
Wed Mar 14, 2018 1:43 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: *Lots of pics* Summer vacation in Chile. Oh, there's a flight too. SCL - ZCO - SCL
Replies: 13
Views: 3232

Re: *Lots of pics* Summer vacation in Chile. Oh, there's a flight too. SCL - ZCO - SCL

The town Our hostel was quite good and quite cheap, relatively near the city center. It was owned by a french guy (hence the French Andes name) and all the front desk receptionists were also french (some of them very nice looking). We had a really good kitchen to our disposal, an electric stove, a ...

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by NearMiss
Wed Mar 14, 2018 12:31 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: *Lots of pics* Summer vacation in Chile. Oh, there's a flight too. SCL - ZCO - SCL
Replies: 13
Views: 3232

*Lots of pics* Summer vacation in Chile. Oh, there's a flight too. SCL - ZCO - SCL

Hey guys So, long time without a trip report, which coincides with me working like crazy during 2017. But anyway. Here comes a nice, comprehensive trip report on my last vacations. Here goes. The planning After breaking up with my girlfriend, I started planning a trip with my friends to, basically, ...

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by NearMiss
Sat Mar 10, 2018 12:57 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LAW (Chile) abandons all domestic flying
Replies: 45
Views: 6826

Re: LAW (Chile) abandons all domestic flying

They say it’s a “reorganization”, but yeah, I don’t expect them going back into operating shape any time soon.

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by NearMiss
Fri Mar 09, 2018 12:54 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 787 suffers nose gear collapse
Replies: 35
Views: 53003

Re: Boeing 787 suffers nose gear collapse

That'll buff out.

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by NearMiss
Fri Mar 09, 2018 12:50 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Aircraft you are/ were always excited to fly on
Replies: 59
Views: 2866

Re: Aircraft you are/ were always excited to fly on

Airbus A340-300. I always loved the sound those tiny CFMs produced at full throttle.

The other one was the MD11, but, unfortunately, the only chance I almost got to fly on one was in the Mid 90's and it was changed to a 767 because of a (big surprise) problem with the MD11 :(

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by NearMiss
Fri Mar 09, 2018 12:37 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Ever fly on the same plane twice?
Replies: 130
Views: 7237

Re: Ever fly on the same plane twice?

Flew CC-AFX, a Sky Airline A319, between SCL and ZCO and five days later I flew on the same plane. Probably not that surprising. What's funny is that I also got the same pilot for both flights, but the rest of the crew was not the same.

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by NearMiss
Fri Mar 09, 2018 12:32 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Your 2018 Booked/Flown Flights List
Replies: 165
Views: 6569

Re: Your 2018 Booked/Flown Flights List

Flown so far

February 2nd - LA037 SCL - ZCO - A320SL
February 11th - LA036 ZCO - SCL - A320

Coming up :hyper:

September 22nd - AC093 SCL - YYZ - B789
September 29th - AC092 YYZ - SCL - B773

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by NearMiss
Thu Mar 08, 2018 11:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: IndiGo mulls up to 50 A330neo aircraft
Replies: 113
Views: 20522

Re: IndiGo mulls up to 50 A330neo aircraft

I can see the orders for the A330neo going up once it starts regular service as the original A330 did once it started showing how good it was.

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by NearMiss
Thu Mar 08, 2018 1:44 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Aerolineas Argentinas mulls A340 replacement, to suspend Barcelona
Replies: 85
Views: 14041

Re: Aerolineas Argentinas mulls A340 replacement, to suspend Barcelona

I think I've read here that the B787-9's CASM is low enough for LCC's to operate them profitably. I know AR is not a LCC, but given that the B787 has been quite a huge success in South America because of this lower CASM, I wonder how low is it compared to that of the A330neo. That might be something...

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by NearMiss
Wed Mar 07, 2018 11:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Tez Jet Avro RJ85 suffers uncontained engine failure
Replies: 18
Views: 4757

Re: Tez Jet Avro RJ85 suffers uncontained engine failure

Ouch! :crazy:

At least it wasn't fatal, but the damage to that engine looks severe.

Must be hard to get a new engine for a Jumbolino these days, so I wonder how they'll manage to get one.

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by NearMiss
Mon Mar 05, 2018 8:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates to remove First Class from 777-200LR's to increase seat capacity
Replies: 63
Views: 3414

Re: EK unveils new B77L configuaration and social area

So this is what we'll be getting on the SCL route.

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by NearMiss
Mon Mar 05, 2018 7:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LAW (Chile) abandons all domestic flying
Replies: 45
Views: 6826

Re: LAW (Chile) abandons all domestic flying

Well, there goes another chilean 737 operator.

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by NearMiss
Sat Mar 03, 2018 11:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LAW (Chile) abandons all domestic flying
Replies: 45
Views: 6826

Re: LAW (Chile) abandons all domestic flying

Well, some more unsurprising news. The Peruvian DGAC has suspended LAW's operating certificate because of the continuous delays and passengers being repeateadly stranded in Lima. Seems like the final nail in the coffin for LAW: https://www.indecopi.gob.pe/-/comunicado-sobre-suspension-de-operaciones...

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by NearMiss
Sat Mar 03, 2018 7:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Dassault launches Falcon 6X
Replies: 8
Views: 4987

Re: Dassault launches Falcon 6X

It looks really good. Hopefully it'll be as good as it looks.

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by NearMiss
Fri Feb 23, 2018 12:30 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Chilean Air Force 767 @ SJC
Replies: 4
Views: 920

Re: Chilean Air Force 767 @ SJC

Headed for HND. Landed a few hours ago. One of Michelle Bachelet's last state visits before ending her second term.

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by NearMiss
Tue Jan 30, 2018 12:16 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why doesn't US have more holiday leisure airlines?
Replies: 255
Views: 18918

Re: Why doesn't US have more holiday leisure airlines?

I work at a hotel here in Santiago and most Americans book flights and rooms via Expedia. Funnily, most come via United, even though it only has one daily flight compared to American's two daily flights and LATAM's three daily flights.

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by NearMiss
Wed Jan 24, 2018 12:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Passenger thinks AirAsia's uniforms are revealing to the point of being 'disgusting
Replies: 90
Views: 14729

Re: Passenger thinks AirAsia's uniforms are revealing to the point of being 'disgusting

Is this "person" actually confusing "good looks" with "being sexy and sexually arousing"? :sarcastic:

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by NearMiss
Fri Jan 19, 2018 3:53 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LAW (Chile) abandons all domestic flying
Replies: 45
Views: 6826

Re: LAW (Chile) abandons all domestic flying

I was wondering when this would happen. LAW's operations in Chile have always been a bit shady, and with the huge increase on immigrants coming from Venezuela and Haiti, they got a bad reputation of being a "One-way-ticket" airline. They were even (unfundedly) accused of smugling immigrant...

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by NearMiss
Thu Jan 11, 2018 1:14 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LATAM adding ex Air Berlin A321-211WL
Replies: 8
Views: 1766

Re: LATAM adding ex Air Berlin A321-211WL

gatibosgru wrote:
Do both JJ and LA have A321NEOS on order?


LA has A321NEOs on order, first one due to be delivered in September this year.

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by NearMiss
Thu Jan 11, 2018 12:56 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates will start SCL
Replies: 50
Views: 11250

Re: Emirates will start SCL

Seeing how more and more people are getting interested in travelling to the Middle East here in Chile, I think the timing for this announcement is spot on.

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by NearMiss
Sat Jan 06, 2018 12:59 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Aerolineas Argentinas mulls A340 replacement, to suspend Barcelona
Replies: 85
Views: 14041

Re: Aerolineas Argentinas mulls A340 replacement, to suspend Barcelona

I'm seeing a future 787-9 deal. LATAM replaced they're A340s with 787s and it worked out quite nicely for them.

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by NearMiss
Sat Jan 06, 2018 12:52 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LATAM adding ex Air Berlin A321-211WL
Replies: 8
Views: 1766

Re: LATAM adding ex Air Berlin A321-211WL

They should blend in nicely with the rest of the A321s, though they do have 10 seats less than LATAMs own fleet.

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by NearMiss
Sat Jan 06, 2018 12:22 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus rolls out first A321neo ACF
Replies: 54
Views: 15310

Re: Airbus rolls out first A321neo ACF

I always thought the non-NEO A321 was missing something for it to look good. Now I know what that was: These new bigger engines. It looks amazing! :bigthumbsup:

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by NearMiss
Fri Jan 05, 2018 11:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: QR postpones start of DOH-GIG-SCL indefinetely
Replies: 26
Views: 5598

Re: QR postpones start of DOH-GIG-SCL indefinetely

Boy am I glad I'm not the only one that saw this one coming.

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by NearMiss
Sat Nov 25, 2017 11:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Latin American Wings 767
Replies: 5
Views: 1280

Re: Latin American Wings 767

And there are other issues as well. This is a video uploaded yesterday that shows a loose window frame on one of LAW's 737-300s. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pX1etgtBgIQ It doesn't say its LAW's airplane, but it's flying between Concepción and Santiago, and LAW is the only airline flying 737s in ...

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by NearMiss
Sun Aug 27, 2017 10:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Hurricane Harvey and Houston airports
Replies: 546
Views: 66257

Re: Hurricane Harvey and Houston airports

I work at a hotel here in Santiago and we've had cancelations from people coming from Houston. UA847 was cancelled yesterday and also today.

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by NearMiss
Mon Aug 21, 2017 9:28 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LATAM/LAN retires 777F
Replies: 25
Views: 7428

Re: LATAM/LAN retires 777F

Well, I kinda saw that one coming. I always thought they were a tad too big for LATAM's freighter operation.

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by NearMiss
Sat Jun 24, 2017 11:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JetSmart's first plane is coming to Santiago
Replies: 16
Views: 2010

Re: JetSmart's first plane is coming to Santiago

usxguy wrote:
I wonder if they are going to be crammed in like on SkyAirline


Their A320s have 186 seats. Sky's have 180 seats. So yes, I think a bit more cramped :lol:

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by NearMiss
Sat Jun 24, 2017 4:27 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JetSmart's first plane is coming to Santiago
Replies: 16
Views: 2010

Re: JetSmart's first plane is coming to Santiago

http://www.desdescl.com/2017/06/jetsmar ... e.html?m=1
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Well, that was quick. They just got their AOC and should be announcing their first routes very soon.

Link with the information (only in spanish)

http://www.desdescl.com/2017/06/jetsmar ... e.html?m=1

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by NearMiss
Thu Jun 22, 2017 4:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JetSmart's first plane is coming to Santiago
Replies: 16
Views: 2010

Re: JetSmart's first plane is coming to Santiago

ahj2000 wrote:
Will the Chileanos know what JetSmart means? Especially those outside of Santiago?


Well, if they know what the idea of a Smartphone is... :mrgreen:

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by NearMiss
Wed Jun 21, 2017 11:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JetSmart's first plane is coming to Santiago
Replies: 16
Views: 2010

Re: First JetSmart A320 emerged from paint

Lots nice and like the frontier livery which gives a clue on who owns them.(Indigo Partners) When will they start Ops? Last time I read it was in July. They've been talking with the local DGAC to get the corresponding certificates to start flying soon. They're very advanced in these talks. For what...

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by NearMiss
Thu Jun 15, 2017 6:21 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JetSmart's first plane is coming to Santiago
Replies: 16
Views: 2010

Re: JetSmart's first plane is coming to Santiago

TheGeordielad wrote:
When will they start service?
I'm guessing they could get the other 2 ntu vueling aircraft Airbus has.


They're starting service in July this year.

And yes, they should be getting those planes as well :yes:

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by NearMiss
Thu Jun 15, 2017 5:38 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JetSmart's first plane is coming to Santiago
Replies: 16
Views: 2010

JetSmart's first plane is coming to Santiago

Hey guys So, we're getting a new airline in Chile and its first plane is coming this way, an Airbus A320-232SL, S/N 7595, CC-AWA (Originally built for Vueling, ntu). They're planning on bringing two more CEOs, for a start, and then adding 6 NEOs in the following years. JetSmart is part of Indigo Par...

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by NearMiss
Wed Jun 14, 2017 7:29 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why is Delta's 77L flying medium haul to S.America???
Replies: 34
Views: 10736

Re: Why is Delta's 77L flying medium haul to S.America???

And here I was wondering why we're only getting Delta's 76W at SCL. Maybe we're not sending that much cargo to the US?

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by NearMiss
Tue Jun 13, 2017 7:04 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: KLM to SXM after the 747
Replies: 4
Views: 2528

KLM to SXM after the 747

Hey guys So, KLM, as I write, is withdrawing its Boeing 747-400s from use. So, for the SXM run they are sending their A330s, but, AFAIK, KLM is also withdrawing their A330s as their leases are coming to end. So, my question is, what will they send afterwards? 787-9 would be my choice, but I don't kn...

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by NearMiss
Tue Jun 13, 2017 6:53 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: KLM Started Phase Out Of The 747-400
Replies: 413
Views: 145314

Re: KLM Started Phase Out Of The 747-400

So, I assume the A330 will be doing the SXM run once the 747s are gone for good.

It's the end of an era for sure :worried:

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by NearMiss
Tue Jun 13, 2017 6:40 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest 737-300 retirement
Replies: 205
Views: 31407

Re: Southwest 737-300

I wonder if some of those 733s are coming to South America.

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by NearMiss
Tue Jun 13, 2017 5:58 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A350 Production And Delivery Thread - 2016-2017 (Part 17)
Replies: 4439
Views: 1512621

Re: A350 Production And Delivery Thread Part 17

Crikey! Delta's livery actually looks quite good on the A350.

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