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B717 To Visit Hong Kong

Fri Oct 08, 1999 6:39 pm

According to a good contact a Air Tran 717 will visit Hong Kong on October 15th. The aircarft is in full Air Tran colours but flying for Boeing.

I just hope they land on 25R and that it's not cancelled or re-routed.

Anyhow i'll be there waiting for it.
Bush, your a sad, sad man.
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RE: B717 To Visit Hong Kong

Fri Oct 08, 1999 11:51 pm


Yes, I heard that too. The aircraft is doing an Asian tour.

Hope you get to see it.

Gary Watt
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I Just Saw It.

Sat Oct 09, 1999 1:45 am

I just saw that aircraft in Anchorage last night. It was parked at the south airpark accross from where I work. I couldn't figure out why Boeing would send it through Anchorage in the fall but a sales tour of Asia could be why.

Sorry it was nightime so I wasn't able to get any photos
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RE: B717 To Visit Hong Kong

Sat Oct 09, 1999 4:18 am


Has this aircraft got the standard Boeing livery but with Air Tran titles?

Gary Watt
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RE: B717 To Visit Hong Kong

Sat Oct 09, 1999 4:23 am


No. It's already been painted in full Airtran colours. You can tell that it's the new 717 by the RR/BMW logos on the engines  

RE: B717 To Visit Hong Kong

Sun Oct 10, 1999 10:44 pm


Why is it going to Hong Kong in AirTran colors? That seems kinda strange. Have they already painted over the Boeing colors? Okay. So they're going on a tour. So are they looking for customers or what? The 717 is very cool (well I guess its just like the MD90, MD80, and DC9s, but...) and I can't wait to see it flurish like the DC9.


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