jeckPDX
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Mystery UA Aircraft @ PDX

Tue Apr 20, 2004 3:29 pm

While takeing off form PDX the other day (en route PDX-SFO) I noticed several UA aircraft parked a distance from the terminal along with the usual 6-7 aircraft at the gate. The aircraft appeared to be 737s, including one in the new colors, an A320, a few 757s. What are they all doing here? It this normal or are they undergoing some kind of MX? Any comments would be appreciated.

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ramprat74
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RE: Mystery UA Aircraft @ PDX

Tue Apr 20, 2004 3:33 pm

I take it you took off in the morning. Those are RON. They get about 8-12 RON. It all depends on the time of the year. There are 4 hardstand spots along Airport way. We also park a couple planes down at the air freight building during summer.
 
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RE: Mystery UA Aircraft @ PDX

Tue Apr 20, 2004 6:22 pm

Ramprat...thanks for theinfo. I did take pff about 7am. Just to clarify, RON menas?

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Mizzou65201
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RE: Mystery UA Aircraft @ PDX

Tue Apr 20, 2004 6:35 pm

RON = Remain Over Night -- the term can refer to either/both aircraft and crew.

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