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Favorite Planes At Your Home Airport?

Sat Jul 16, 2011 3:43 pm

What are your favortie planes at your home airport?

ORF

AA/DL : Mad Dogs 80s
Fed EX: 727 200s
UPS: 757s
United Q400s
E-145s

LAX (Yes, I still call LAX one of my home Airports. I still visit my family in LA)

QF A380s
MU/VS A346s
UA 744s
Horizon Q400s
 
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Sat Jul 16, 2011 6:06 pm

SIN

SQ - 777s (all series)
TG - 777 (772, 77E, 773)
CX - 772, 773
EK - 77W

All Airbus A320 family (A319, A320, A321)

QF, SQ A380
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Sat Jul 16, 2011 6:33 pm

Near BHX so we dont get much, so I will have to say the daily double Emirates 777-300's
 
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Sat Jul 16, 2011 6:49 pm

For ARN, It is the TG 747. There are simply no competition. Most other aircraft are 737s and other narrow-bodies. This beautiful bird in her beautiful new livery is simply the king (or queen  )
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Sat Jul 16, 2011 9:03 pm

At DUB its the DL A330, they EY A330 (& very rarely a 77W) & the Air Nostrum CRJ-900/1000
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Sat Jul 16, 2011 9:41 pm

AMS:

CX - 744
BR - 773 (preferred the 744 we used to get)
KL - MD11
QR - 777F
JI - 744F

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Sat Jul 16, 2011 9:53 pm

Quoting EddyAlbena (Reply 5):

I prefer the cargo 747-200s! Loads of noise, thats cool!   I like the KL 77W and Surinam Airways A340 (we don't get this beautiful plane so much). The SK MD80s are great too!
 
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Sat Jul 16, 2011 10:56 pm

Quoting 747400sp (Thread starter):
LAX (Yes, I still call LAX one of my home Airports. I still visit my family in LA)

QF A380s
MU/VS A346s
UA 744s
Horizon Q400s

Oh come on now! By far the most beautiful birds at LAX are those Air Tahiti Nui A340s!
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Sat Jul 16, 2011 11:02 pm

AGS

US DH8Cs (I think we even get a once daily A now)
US/DL CRJ2s
AA E145s

Small airports....ha.
 
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Sat Jul 16, 2011 11:31 pm

Quoting SurfandSnow (Reply 7):
Oh come on now! By far the most beautiful birds at LAX are those Air Tahiti Nui A340s!

Yes, they are beautiful, but it aslo about the a/c type, and I like A340 NG better than A340 classic.



PS: I so wish, Air Tahiti Nui had order A340 NGs, and used them on routes to LAX. That be would be one of the most beatiful bird at LAX.
 
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Sat Jul 16, 2011 11:45 pm

JFK:

TK 77W (the new livery is stunning!)
QR 77L
EK 77W
CX 77W
OZ 772
EY A345
AF A388
LH A388
EK A388

and many more.
It's a cultural thing.
 
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Sun Jul 17, 2011 2:03 am

At SMF there isn't that much variety, but my favorites are

OO E120
DL MD-90
AA MD-80 (And I miss the AS MD-80s)
FX MD-10
QX Q400
 
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Sun Jul 17, 2011 3:53 am

Damn you people are lucky! Here in RI there's only one airport, PVD, which doesn't take any wide-body.

Nicest thing here is a Fedex 727-200. Comes every weekday. RI is so small, basically from anywhere, you can hear the 727 takeoff at night, pretty much always on time around 8:58pm! I love when i leave my windows open at night and i can hear the takeoff, and i don't even need to look at a clock as i know it's just about 9pm!

We have WAY too many Southwest 737's here. We have maybe 3 or 4 Delta MD88's per day, and a bunch of CRJ's... We also get a UPS 757 which is pretty loud at night, takes off just before the Fedex, at around 8:40pm.

I feel like a stalker that i know all of this...
 
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Sun Jul 17, 2011 4:41 am

At MIA:

AF A320
LH A380
AA 777
Bahamasair 737-200
Air China 747-400
Cathy 747-400
Transaero 747-400
LX A340
LAN 767
Really all the long haul planes are the best and a few other things like the AF A320 and some classic planes. MIA has a lot of great planes.
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Favorite Planes At Your Home Airport?

Sun Jul 17, 2011 8:43 am

Well, here in CBR we get the stunning diversity of Q400, E70/90 and 734/H.

I guess I'll say that a QF 73H was my "favourite", but that says just how dreary things are in this part of the world!


At BNE (I still consider Brisbane "home") I would go with:

Emirates 77W (My favourite plane from my favourite airline!)
China Southern 772
Korean Air 333
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Sun Jul 17, 2011 10:10 am

Well, in PER there isn't much for me as a 777 fanboy. EK sends 1 77L and 1 77W daily to PER, and MH sends the 77E on one of its KUL-PER flights (the other is operated by an A333).

There's also a QF 744 once daily going to SYD, and numerous QF domestic 763ERs and the NZ 763ER. Other than that, it's mostly A330s.
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RE: Favorite Planes At Your Home Airport?

Sun Jul 17, 2011 5:05 pm

We get 2 380 a day, AF and LH and they are always parked next to each other.

Otherwise it is a mix of 744, 777, 343, 346 and a plethora of narrow bodies including 732, 735, 738 and whatever Africa throws at us!
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RE: Favorite Planes At Your Home Airport?

Sun Jul 17, 2011 5:52 pm

At MAN I just love the EY 77W's. Absolutely stunning in their livery. Best looking liveried aircraft in the sky!!
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RE: Favorite Planes At Your Home Airport?

Sun Jul 17, 2011 7:42 pm

Quoting flymia (Reply 13):
Air China 747-400

Air China flies to MIA? or is it cargo ?
It's a cultural thing.
 
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RE: Favorite Planes At Your Home Airport?

Sun Jul 17, 2011 8:52 pm

At AKL

EK A380
LA A343 (I just love their livery!)
AR A342
KE 77E/744
CX A343
TN A343
Air Chathams CV580

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RE: Favorite Planes At Your Home Airport?

Sun Jul 17, 2011 9:37 pm

Quoting flymia (Reply 13):
At MIA:

AF A320

You sure about that one??

For me at DUB it would be AA 767, love the 767 generally and the shiny metallic AA livery makes it stand out even on a grey day in DUB
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RE: Favorite Planes At Your Home Airport?

Sun Jul 17, 2011 9:54 pm

Well what can I say about LHR? Certainly less now than if you'd asked me the same question when I was a kid and was on my weekend/school holiday visits to the airport. I'm sure that the same could be said of a lot of international airports, but back then there used to be a greater variety of aircraft types to get all excited about! Tridents, Viscounts, DC10s, VC10s, Tristars, 747s, 747SPs, 707s, DC8s, DC9s, the early Airbus models, 727s, 737s etc., etc., and then of course there was the venerable Concorde, which always caused an excited stir among the spotters on the Queen's Building when it left the terminal!

Anyway, I digess (and should probably stop living in the past!). These days the arrival of an Oman Air A330 always gets my attention, such a beautiful livery on a good-looking aircraft. Always nice to see an A380 too, although the jury's still out with me as to whether I think it's a good-looking aircraft, or still just a novelty. Also any airline (apart maybe from BA) that still sends us a 747 these days is always nice to see too. Hmmm, I think I may be getting slightly jaded by what seems to be a constant stream of BA (among others too numerous to mention) A32x Airbuses!  
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RE: Favorite Planes At Your Home Airport?

Sun Jul 17, 2011 10:29 pm

I love the classic props and jets we see at YVR

CV580 - Kelowna Flightcraft / Purolator
HS748 - Air North
Beech 18 - Van City Seaplanes
DHC Beaver - probably close to 100 movements per day and each smokey start never gets old...
727 - Kelowna Flightcraft / Purolator & Cargojet (FX are now 757  )
737 200 - Air North
DC10 - Kelowna Flightcraft

Quoting lexkid12300 (Reply 12):
I feel like a stalker that i know all of this...

Not at all, I know exactly what time of day it is by what aircraft is flying over...

Quoting BAViscount (Reply 21):
the Queen's Building when it left the terminal!

Anyway, I digess (and should probably stop living in the past!).

Those were the days - sure wish I had appreciated them more back then.
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RE: Favorite Planes At Your Home Airport?

Mon Jul 18, 2011 12:56 am

Quoting JetBlue777 (Reply 18):
Air China flies to MIA? or is it cargo ?

My mistake meant to say 747-400F yes cargo.

Quoting EIRules (Reply 20):
You sure about that one??

Oh yes. Your reaction is why it is on the top of my list. Used to be the IB A319. AF has been flying in MIA for decades now and it did not start with flights to Paris. AF does MIA-PAP daily with an A320. AF has two A320's I think based in the Carribean this is just one of the routes it does. AF also does MIA-SDQ seasonally.


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RE: Favorite Planes At Your Home Airport?

Mon Jul 18, 2011 4:00 am

Well here at BNA there isn't much diversity, it's WN 737 after 737, and RJ after RJ, but there are still a few aircraft I enjoy seeing. I still enjoy watching the DL DC-9's take off on a hot summer day rotating just before the end of the runway. Thats always exciting. I like seeing the AA 737-800's daily usually on the LAX run, and sometimes they're on a DFW run also. I don't like the A319/320 in the DL livery, I liked it much more in the NW livery. Occasionally we'll get a 757 on DL from ATL, the Fedex A310 that departs to IND at 10 every night is very nice, but what I miss most of all is the China Airlines cargo 747-400 we used to get every weekday from ANC. I really hope they resume some sort of cargo op out of BNA soon.
 
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RE: Favorite Planes At Your Home Airport?

Mon Jul 18, 2011 5:34 am

My favorite planes at PDX:

AA MD-80s
FedEx MD-10s
Delta A330-200
Oregon ANG F-15s
ATI DC-8
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RE: Favorite Planes At Your Home Airport?

Mon Jul 18, 2011 3:53 pm

My favorite plane at SIN:
SQ A345
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RE: Favorite Planes At Your Home Airport?

Mon Jul 18, 2011 5:32 pm

Quoting BAViscount (Reply 21):

Well what can I say about LHR? Certainly less now than if you'd asked me the same question when I was a kid and was on my weekend/school holiday visits to the airport.

Haha. Exactly! Nowadays I call JFK home but when I was a kid it was LAX, which was once full of Pan Am 747s. I miss them. I used to go into the terminal to see which clippers were docked.

Thinking over it, the only thing that really gives me pause anymore is the DL 744, as seeing 747s is getting harder than it once was.   That or if I am bike riding out on Jamaica Bay and the departure traffic is going the right way, pretty much any 747 or 777 will stop me dead in my tracks.
 
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RE: Favorite Planes At Your Home Airport?

Mon Jul 18, 2011 6:19 pm

At OMA my favorites always used to be the Midwest Express DC-9s and later the Midwest 717s. Now, I'm a fan of the Frontier Embraers (I like the fact that they're all different) and the occasional Delta MD-88 and (very) rare MD-90s that show up (I know the -88s are seasonal over the winter, and the -90 I've seen twice). The concert/sports charters are also interesting- mostly they're Sky King/Pace 737s and USA Jet DC-9s.
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RE: Favorite Planes At Your Home Airport?

Mon Jul 18, 2011 6:44 pm

At NWI:

given the choice of Q400, F70, charter 737s, or smaller, I'd pick the F70  

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RE: Favorite Planes At Your Home Airport?

Mon Jul 18, 2011 7:57 pm

Well, I have NHT about a mile away, so favourites in there are either BBJs, Hercules or Piaggio Avanti...

I work at LTN though, so my favourites in there are;

El Al - B767-200ER
FedEx - A300-600F & A310-300F visiting Monarch for mx

And of course, anything unusual that shows up. Today, for example, we had;

Precision Air - B737-300 (ex-Thomson Airways)
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Mon Jul 18, 2011 9:49 pm

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RE: Favorite Planes At Your Home Airport?

Mon Jul 18, 2011 10:29 pm

Quoting YVRLTN (Reply 22):
HS748



I'd love to see one of those again! In the late 70s/early 80s we used to spend two weeks every August in Guernsey (GCI) - Dan Air's 748s were regular visitors to the island in those days from various UK regional airports, along with Air UK Heralds and F27s, BA and Guernsey Airlines Viscounts and the odd NLM Cityhopper F28. The only thing that hasn't changed there these days is the abundance of Aurigny Trislanders, and long may they live!!
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RE: Favorite Planes At Your Home Airport?

Mon Jul 18, 2011 11:10 pm

Well since I'm in NYC...

DL B752
DL B738
DL MD88
DL DC95
US DH8A
DL B772
DL B744
The list could go on...

If I use ROC (which is where I've been located for the last two years but not anymore) the list would include:

DL MD88
DL CRJ2
DL CRJ9
US DH8A
US CRJ2

And that's about all that really matters to me. Getting on the AC B190 to YYZ would be fun though, or one of the occasional DC95 subs.

Quoting dumbell2424 (Reply 8):
AGS

US DH8Cs (I think we even get a once daily A now)
US/DL CRJ2s
AA E145s

Small airports....ha.

I thought that's ALL you get  

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RE: Favorite Planes At Your Home Airport?

Tue Jul 19, 2011 3:25 pm

Quoting KingFriday013 (Reply 33):
I thought that's ALL you get  

...it is. And that's my order of favorite-ness. :P
 
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Tue Jul 19, 2011 5:34 pm

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RE: Favorite Planes At Your Home Airport?

Wed Jul 20, 2011 12:27 am

Not much going on at YOW. I love the Canadian North and First Air 732's, but that's about it. The heaviest we get are AC 767's and I love them when spotting, but that's barely worth mentioning.

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