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What Airline Was This At AUS Today?

Sat Sep 08, 2001 10:15 am

I was near the old Mueller Airport today and I saw a 727 with winglets. It was on final for 17R. It had a plain blue tail similar to the CO blue. What airline was this? I also saw a Fed-Ex DC-10-30 on approach right after it. It was sweet. Just thought that I would say that.

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RE: What Airline Was This At AUS Today?

Sat Sep 08, 2001 10:18 am

Pan AM III maybe??

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RE: What Airline Was This At AUS Today?

Sat Sep 08, 2001 10:39 am

My guess is that it was a chartered American Trans Air in the new livery and winglets. Just a guess.
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RE: What Airline Was This At AUS Today?

Sat Sep 08, 2001 10:54 am

AmeriJet is a 727 freight carrier that has a 727 with winglets, i have seen it come into and out of Philly several times..i bleieve its name is AmeriJet...
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RE: What Airline Was This At AUS Today?

Sat Sep 08, 2001 11:15 am

this maybe?


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RE: What Airline Was This At AUS Today?

Sat Sep 08, 2001 11:22 am

Could also have been ExpressOne operating for Emery.
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RE: What Airline Was This At AUS Today?

Sat Sep 08, 2001 11:29 am

When did they make 727's with winglets??

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RE: What Airline Was This At AUS Today?

Sat Sep 08, 2001 11:33 am

Sounds like it could have been a Sunworld 727-200.


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RE: What Airline Was This At AUS Today?

Sat Sep 08, 2001 11:57 am


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It is possibly this but I thought that it was a lighter blue. Why would it be at AUS though? But, I am still doubtful that it is ExpressOne. The back tail and the rudder were clearly seen as separate. It had a thin white line where the rudder is hinged.
 
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RE: What Airline Was This At AUS Today?

Sat Sep 08, 2001 12:19 pm

Could it have been Champion Air, I saw them there a few times this summer, but I am not sure if it was them. I don't know if they had winglets either...
 
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RE: What Airline Was This At AUS Today?

Sat Sep 08, 2001 12:23 pm

It is not Champion Air, I saw them at AUS also during the summer. AUS also got Miami Air 727s during the summer. It was odd.

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