flyingnanook
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What Airline Is This?

Mon Nov 13, 2006 9:12 pm

Hi all,

I was watching a DVD and there was a video of the following plane landing. I can't for the life of me recognize what airline it is. It's possibly landing at a Seattle area airport since that's where the DVD was produced. Also there is a little ball looking thing attached to a string to the tail, like seen on planes being tested. Do any of you know what the airline is?

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RE: What Airline Is This?

Mon Nov 13, 2006 9:18 pm

Could be a private one. Although no winglets.

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RE: What Airline Is This?

Mon Nov 13, 2006 9:29 pm

It's a BBJ in Boeing's house colours.


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RE: What Airline Is This?

Tue Nov 14, 2006 2:31 am

Quoting NoelG (Reply 2):
It's a BBJ in Boeing's house colours.

The colours look the same, but are you sure it's the BBJ? The plane on the video capture has a continous window line on the port side, while the BBJ has some windows missing. Plus, one on the vidcap lacks the winglets:


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RE: What Airline Is This?

Tue Nov 14, 2006 2:52 am

The Winglets could have been added later on. Or the aircraft in the picture is an older model B737 in the same colour scheme.
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RE: What Airline Is This?

Tue Nov 14, 2006 2:57 am

Yup, its the BBJ. The 737 BBJ, one of my favorite.
 
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RE: What Airline Is This?

Tue Nov 14, 2006 3:20 am

Quoting OV735 (Reply 3):
but are you sure it's the BBJ?

Yes. Note the "BBJ" logo on the top of the tail, identical to that in the BBJ photo link you posted.
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RE: What Airline Is This?

Tue Nov 14, 2006 3:39 am

This IS a 737BBJ. Given that it has a test drag connected to the verticle tail its probably a test aircraft prior to the launch of the series. Probably why it doesn't have winglets (added after/during testing).
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RE: What Airline Is This?

Wed Nov 15, 2006 10:24 am

I don't think winglets were available when the first BBJ's were built. There are several a.net photos of BBJ's without winglets.

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