myk
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Whats Surprising With This Pic?

Mon Sep 20, 2004 9:07 pm

this seems to be a US Airways door, very, very far away from home !!!


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Blackhawk144
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RE: Whats Surprising With This Pic?

Mon Sep 20, 2004 9:26 pm

Hahaha, what's even more funny IMO is that the logo really resembles ATAs.

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miamiair
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RE: Whats Surprising With This Pic?

Mon Sep 20, 2004 9:37 pm

The door has been recently replaced. It looks like it was off of a USAirways 73.
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bennett123
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RE: Whats Surprising With This Pic?

Mon Sep 20, 2004 9:41 pm

It looks as if there was a problem with the door, and they borrowed one from US Airways.

Do airlines co-operate in this way.
 
jmhLUV2fly
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RE: Whats Surprising With This Pic?

Tue Sep 21, 2004 2:17 am

The door may very well may have come from a stored or scrapped
US 73's in the desert, where spare parts are usually more economical then a new part.
Just my guess...
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RE: Whats Surprising With This Pic?

Tue Sep 21, 2004 2:36 am

Maybe this could be a good way for US to make some money, use the stored a/c and lease out parts, i.e. doors, to other carriers! Just a thought.

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RE: Whats Surprising With This Pic?

Tue Sep 21, 2004 3:47 am

Airlines frequently borrow/lend parts to each other. Of course there is usually a cost involved.

There are some airlines that actually share the cost of high dollar, low usage, no go items in remote areas. These are called pool parts. Not really sure how the accounting works on that but the system exists.
 
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RE: Whats Surprising With This Pic?

Tue Sep 21, 2004 3:54 am

Not only is the door very far away from home but what about the plane? A 737-300 from France all the way down in South Africa?
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foxiboy
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RE: What's Surprising With This Pic?

Tue Sep 21, 2004 4:00 am

The reason the a/c has a French reg is because reunion is a French overseas department,therefore all air austral a/c will have a French registration as with all the other overseas departments of France in the pacific,and Caribbean.
 
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RE: Whats Surprising With This Pic?

Tue Sep 21, 2004 4:00 am

The door may very well may have come from a stored or scrapped
US 73's in the desert, where spare parts are usually more economical then a new part.
Just my guess...


This practice has been done with cars for decades (how many different color fenders, hoods, trunk lids, etc. have you seen on cars?) why not aircraft?
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RE: Whats Surprising With This Pic?

Tue Sep 21, 2004 5:19 am

I guess what is surprising is the distance between the location of the scrapped aircraft and that of where this aircraft operates. Indeed, there is no 733 scrap that I know of in southern Africa, where I think a 733 would be considered a more modern aircraft and not be scrapped... I wonder when the 732s and 722s will leave for newer 734s and 735s.
 
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RE: Whats Surprising With This Pic?

Tue Sep 21, 2004 5:35 am

I'm betting the aircraft graverobbers have been at work and coordinating with Midnight Aircaft Parts Supply...
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PHLBOS
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RE: Whats Surprising With This Pic?

Tue Sep 21, 2004 6:24 am

I'm betting the aircraft graverobbers have been at work and coordinating with Midnight Aircaft Parts Supply...

Can we say... Planestippers?  Laugh out loud
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myk
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RE: Whats Surprising With This Pic?

Tue Sep 21, 2004 6:57 am

I guess the front door is for first class fench champagne service...and the back door is for coachclass and .....usair service Big grin
 
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RE: Whats Surprising With This Pic?

Tue Sep 21, 2004 7:22 am

The problems with replacing doors is that they fit each airplane differently. So I'm sure the whistling in the back of that airplane was loud ....
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RE: Whats Surprising With This Pic?

Tue Sep 21, 2004 7:25 am

Obviously USAir got an AirAustral 737 as a spare around it`s door. HAHA
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RE: Whats Surprising With This Pic?

Tue Sep 21, 2004 8:59 am

The tail logo definetly resembles the ATA logo. COPY CATS!
 
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RE: Whats Surprising With This Pic?

Tue Sep 21, 2004 9:41 am

Hirnie - i dont know why but thats one of the funniest things ive read on airliners.net. good job haha.

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RE: Whats Surprising With This Pic?

Tue Sep 21, 2004 11:12 am

" Obviously USAir got an AirAustral 737 as a spare around it`s door. "

LMAO!

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RE: Whats Surprising With This Pic?

Tue Sep 21, 2004 2:04 pm

That door looks like it came straight out of the plane scrapyard.
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RE: Whats Surprising With This Pic?

Tue Sep 21, 2004 2:33 pm

No, the answer is quite simple.

US has begun liquidating.  Smile
 
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RE: Whats Surprising With This Pic?

Tue Sep 21, 2004 6:09 pm

Looks like US is really opening doors for other carriers...

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