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by bpat777
Sun Sep 09, 2018 11:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA Fleet Updates - 2018
Replies: 533
Views: 81096

Re: AA Fleet Updates - 2018

AAtakeMeAway wrote:
I didn’t realize mainline even flew MSP-RDU.


I believe that's RDU-ORD-MSP

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by bpat777
Sat Sep 08, 2018 8:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Aircraft Refurbishment - 2018
Replies: 597
Views: 81126

Re: Delta Aircraft Refurbishment - 2018

Saw MD-90 N916DN depart yesterday and noticed that the right wingtip strobe was a flashing LED exactly like on the newer B739s whereas the left wingtip strobe was a standard blinking light. Thought that was really unusual. Never seen a Mad Dog with an LED strobe (I know a few did get LED landing li...

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by bpat777
Wed Aug 22, 2018 4:00 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LGA Rwy 13\31 Welcome To New York Sign
Replies: 0
Views: 656

LGA Rwy 13\31 Welcome To New York Sign

Noticed there has been work going on for about a week and now the iconic Welcome to New York sign on the edge of LGA Rwy 13/31 has been removed. I've heard a replacement is on the way. Also, things seem to be moving along with the construction progress. The new B Concourse has gate numbers on the je...

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by bpat777
Tue Aug 21, 2018 6:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA Mainline IAH-LAX
Replies: 10
Views: 1526

AA Mainline IAH-LAX

Looks like a pair of A319s will be operating IAH-LAX on AA in the fall winter schedule.

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by bpat777
Mon Aug 20, 2018 2:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Equips 600th Aircraft With Seatback Entertainment
Replies: 73
Views: 6303

Re: More Screens, More Choices: Delta Equips 600th Aircraft With Seatback Entertainment

Pay attention AA. This is one reason DL is the go to airline for domestic travel.

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by bpat777
Sat Aug 04, 2018 8:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Aircraft Refurbishment - 2018
Replies: 597
Views: 81126

Re: Delta Aircraft Refurbishment - 2018

I stated many times in this thread I do NOT fly the MD90/MD88 or 717 so that makes 100% AVOD for me. Its quite easy to avoid those plane types by avoiding ATL If only avoiding ATL could guarantee not flying the MD-88/90 or 717 I am connecting BNA-DTW-AMS and the BNA-DTW is on the 717 but my consola...

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by bpat777
Fri Aug 03, 2018 6:24 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: US3 and bag fees
Replies: 10
Views: 1148

Re: US3 and bag fees

AA, DL, and UA all have a $25 fee for the first checked bag: https://traveltips.usatoday.com/airlines-baggage-fees-61226.html WN has 2 free checked bags B6 has 1 free checked bag AS has a $25 fee for the first bag as well. I believe B6 only allows the 1st bag free on the two higher tier fare catego...

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by bpat777
Wed Aug 01, 2018 3:01 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Aircraft Refurbishment - 2018
Replies: 597
Views: 81126

Re: Delta Aircraft Refurbishment - 2018

I've said it before and I will say it again, DL has done an amazing job converting the entire fleet (less the dogs to be retired), into beautiful, passenger friendly birds. I fly all the time and I really appreciate AVOD nearly 100% of the time, across the network. Nice new seats, overhead bins, mo...

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by bpat777
Thu Oct 12, 2017 8:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumor: AA to Co-locate all flights to Terminal B in LGA in Nov 2017
Replies: 83
Views: 12725

Re: Rumor: AA to Co-locate all flights to Terminal B in LGA in Nov 2017

Once completed all terminals and concourses will be unified.

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by bpat777
Thu Oct 12, 2017 3:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumor: AA to Co-locate all flights to Terminal B in LGA in Nov 2017
Replies: 83
Views: 12725

Re: Rumor: AA to Co-locate all flights to Terminal B in LGA in Nov 2017

These moves will be taking place in Nov. NK will also move in with Delta at either Term C or D

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by bpat777
Thu Oct 05, 2017 11:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA's new branding
Replies: 116
Views: 19741

Re: AA's new branding

The few times I now see any of the old American branding next to the current I'm glad and pleased. The silver and AA just looks so dated now. The new is very modern and stands out well. I love going to MIA or CLT and seeing 10 of more new AA tails lined up.

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by bpat777
Tue Sep 26, 2017 11:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JD Power releases Best airport rankings 2017: MCO, SNA, SMF
Replies: 45
Views: 5773

Re: JD Power releases Best airport rankings 2017: MCO, SNA, SMF

MCO isn't too bad but I wouldn't consider it to be the best. The times I'm there the TSA lines are ridiculous but I figure it's to be expected given how popular Central Fla is. I agree with JAX being up there. That's a nice facility. The SMF WN/AS terminal is really nice as well. My top 3 airports a...

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by bpat777
Mon Sep 18, 2017 5:21 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Gate 342 at LAX
Replies: 3
Views: 2558

Gate 342 at LAX

I've noticed that AA has arrivals at a Gate 342 occasionally. Often its the B789 evening flight from DFW and can't seem to figure out where this gate is located. I'm thinking it's one of those gates at the far west at LAX that uses buses to transport passengers to the main terminal area?

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by bpat777
Thu Sep 14, 2017 4:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New AA painted aircraft - 2017
Replies: 611
Views: 116496

Re: New AA painted aircraft - 2017

How many 738s are left for delivery?

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by bpat777
Sun Sep 10, 2017 12:18 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Airline workers share 17 things they wish passengers would stop doing
Replies: 16
Views: 1987

Re: Airline workers share 17 things they wish passengers would stop doing

Who cares about what airline employees dislike about passengers? Passengers are the customers (who fund their paychecks) , like it or not. How about we start a list of things airline employees do that passengers dislike? Nice attitude there :roll: That list wld annoy me as a fellow passenger and as...

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by bpat777
Sat Sep 02, 2017 6:55 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA exiting San Juan gradually?
Replies: 51
Views: 7888

Re: AA exiting San Juan gradually?

Nonsense, you would see UA exit SJU first (and that is not going to happen). SJU still has a whole lot of traffic to the mainland and AA is the largest legacy In SJU. With service to MIA, DFW, ORD, CLT and PHL. Please illuminate us on how you figure UA would exit SJU before AA or DL? UA has actuall...

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by bpat777
Thu Aug 31, 2017 4:18 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: AA 772 Upgraded Configuration Info
Replies: 2
Views: 839

AA 772 Upgraded Configuration Info

I'm book on an AA 772 (DFW-MIA) in 1st and noticed on seat.guru there are two versions. Does AA intend to have 2 different 772 configurations or which is the final seat count? Vers. 2 or 3?

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by bpat777
Fri Aug 25, 2017 4:19 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: ONT unveils new branding, launches marketing campaign
Replies: 103
Views: 9466

Re: ONT unveils new branding, launches marketing campaign

While I agree with your commentary, at some point the airport authority has to accept that they're stuck trying to put lipstick on a pig. As a former Angeleno, I can't see ONT ever becoming a viable alternative for leisure travelers heading to SoCal tourist attractions due to its distance and commu...

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by bpat777
Thu Aug 17, 2017 4:47 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA Starting PHL-BUD/PRG; ORD-VCE; Move JFK-ZRH to PHL
Replies: 360
Views: 46537

Re: AA starting service PHL-BUD/PRG move JFK-ZRH to PHL

I also think the fact that many pax will pay more to avoid connecting in New York gets overlooked on the PHL add. People will pay more for a direct flight, and they will pay more to avoid connecting in problematic airports (ie JFK). Given how often there are connection issues, people simply don't w...

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by bpat777
Tue Aug 15, 2017 1:11 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA outlines 737 MAX plans
Replies: 82
Views: 15163

Re: AA outlines 737 MAX plans

Has it been discussed if AA will eventually remove the ptv's from the 738's and LAA Airbus? Consistency is a factor for me when booking air travel. Are you serious? Don't you know you shouldn't answer a question with a question. But since you asked I'm very serious. Do you have answer or can you po...

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by bpat777
Tue Aug 15, 2017 12:11 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA outlines 737 MAX plans
Replies: 82
Views: 15163

Re: AA outlines 737 MAX plans

Has it been discussed if AA will eventually remove the ptv's from the 738's and LAA Airbus?
Consistency is a factor for me when booking air travel.

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by bpat777
Sun Aug 06, 2017 7:12 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New AA painted aircraft - 2017
Replies: 611
Views: 116496

Re: New AA painted aircraft - 2017

https://flightaware.com/live/flight/AAL9664



That's an international 2002 build aircraft. Are they retiring those so soon as well?
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jgcotter wrote:
Another 757-200 retired to ROW today.

N174AA 5FN Oneworld livery
https://flightaware.com/live/flight/AAL9664



That's an international 2002 build aircraft. Are they retiring those so soon as well?

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by bpat777
Wed Aug 02, 2017 3:58 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL A321 expansion
Replies: 59
Views: 13527

Re: DL A321 expansion

I agree deltadawg, the DL 739ER's don't seem bad to me either. 26 A,F are the most comfortable to me. The wall lines up perfectly to rest my head on however the A321's have more of a gap, so it's not as comfortable. Also the interior of the 739ER looks more modern to me.

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by bpat777
Wed Jul 12, 2017 11:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA 738 Interiors
Replies: 5
Views: 1871

AA 738 Interiors

Is AA putting the new dark grey seat covers with the red accent on the older 738s? I've flown on a three former US Airbus and all had the new seat covers.

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by bpat777
Mon Jul 10, 2017 8:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The boss of Qatar Airways ridicules American carriers for their aged flight attendants
Replies: 193
Views: 24651

Re: The boss of Qatar Airways ridicules American carriers for their aged flight attendants

I fly often on mostly U.S. carriers and remember particular F/A's by how well they perform their duties and interact with others. Not by their appearance. I agree that a lot of the senior flight attendants are more friendly and seem to enjoy their career compared to younger ones.

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by bpat777
Mon Jun 26, 2017 4:29 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Largest cities not served by WN
Replies: 107
Views: 12678

Re: Largest cities not served by WN

Excluding anything outside the U.S., going off the list of busiest US airports and excluding any that have an alternate airport (MDW for ORD, for example), in descending order: HNL SJU *** OGG ANC LIH KOA GUM DAY (though CMH and CVG have service) SYR SAV PSP MYR TYS GSO MSN CAK (though CLE has serv...

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by bpat777
Fri Jun 09, 2017 5:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA Adds Daily DEN-RIC
Replies: 34
Views: 7315

Re: UA Adds Daily DEN-RIC

FL also had flights between RIC and PHL for a short time. I flew this route 2x. On a side note, in Sept 2 of the 3 AA RIC-DFW flights will change to 738s

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by bpat777
Wed May 17, 2017 1:26 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Aircraft Refurbishment - 2017
Replies: 881
Views: 168849

Re: Delta Aircraft Refurbishment - 2017

Has anyone seen or flown on an A320 that has the P2 refurbishment? I mostly wld like to know if they do indeed have AVOD like the A319.

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by bpat777
Mon May 15, 2017 2:58 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New MCI Single Terminal Proposal
Replies: 91
Views: 13068

Re: New MCI Single Terminal Proposal

MCI is a dump. Plain and simple. Old design. Cramped areas, food selection in some terminals is a joke. Put down the kool-aid people, stop living in the past. Embrace growth and embrace the future! If Kansas City ever wants to become a world class city and attract more business and tourism, they ne...

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by bpat777
Fri May 12, 2017 3:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Pax Throwdown On WN Flight
Replies: 16
Views: 3677

Re: Pax Throwdown On WN Flight

silverado6x6 wrote:
Everytime i see an incident like this, plus the Spirit cancellation i imagine in the background a bunch of screaming monkeys.


When its a soccer team or a flight somewhere in Europe that has a brawl what do you imagine in the background?

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by bpat777
Fri May 12, 2017 5:26 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: MDW bars, restaurants, and other venues to close as part of $75 million renovation package
Replies: 21
Views: 3543

Re: MDW bars, restaurants, and other venues to close as part of $75 million renovation package

"The 19 new restaurants slated to open at Midway will collectively usher in more upscale food service. Among the new eateries slated to open at Midway are True Burger, Windy City Tap, Pizza Vino, Tabo Sushi and Home Run Inn." So, more reasonably-priced food is being tossed out and replace...

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by bpat777
Tue Apr 25, 2017 1:23 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New AA painted aircraft - 2017
Replies: 611
Views: 116496

Re: New AA painted aircraft - 2017

I saw a 32B with red tips on the sharklets recently.

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by bpat777
Tue Apr 18, 2017 5:42 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 767-400 future
Replies: 46
Views: 11231

Re: 767-400 future

I think it was more "under-winged" than under powered. As I recall, the wing span was reduced in order to allow DL to fit it into certain gates. And I flew it, too. Sweet airplane, one of my favorites. I don't remember anything about it being "funky" in crosswinds or on final ap...

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by bpat777
Fri Apr 14, 2017 4:03 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Remaining AA MD-80 Routes
Replies: 107
Views: 21230

Re: Remaining AA MD-80 Routes

MD80 is showing up 1x daily ORD-BWI

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by bpat777
Sat Apr 08, 2017 2:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Bass-Fiddle "Riddle" Diddles AA After Pax W/Cello Kicked Off Flight
Replies: 41
Views: 4136

Re: Bass-Fiddle "Riddle" Diddles AA After Pax W/Cello Kicked Off Flight

...it's like not being able to see the difference between a dog and a horse. It's just common knowledge. Eeesh. That seems little bit harsh. Haha! Yes, maybe. The tails are quite different after all. I'm sure there are many people with common knowledge that enjoy listening to music and not playing ...

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by bpat777
Wed Mar 22, 2017 4:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA 739ER's into LGA and DCA Summer 2017
Replies: 11
Views: 3826

Re: UA 739ER's into LGA and DCA Summer 2017

It appears that UA is in fact using the 739ER into LGA. UA flight 910 was flown by N37437 today (3/22/17) from ORD. A quick look at UA summer schedules shows the 739ER will indeed fly in and out of LGA several times daily this summer.

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by bpat777
Wed Mar 08, 2017 5:21 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Aircraft Refurbishment - 2017
Replies: 881
Views: 168849

Re: Delta Aircraft Refurbishment - 2017

I recently flew on 2 refurbished Airbus, an A320 outbound and an A319 on my return. Very comfortable rides, but I did notice the overhead bins look "flimsy" compared to the 739ER bins. A few times I thought a couple might jolt open during turbulence and touchdown.

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by bpat777
Tue Feb 14, 2017 2:04 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Aircraft Refurbishment - 2017
Replies: 881
Views: 168849

Re: Delta Aircraft Refurbishment - 2017

http://flightaware.com/live/flight/N3763D

RTS 2/14/2017- N3763D 737-800
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http://flightaware.com/live/flight/N3763D

RTS 2/14/2017- N3763D 737-800

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by bpat777
Wed Feb 01, 2017 6:18 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: RDU sets all time Pax record
Replies: 17
Views: 2596

Re: RDU sets all time Pax record

Great News for RDU which also happens to be one of my top 3 airports.

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by bpat777
Thu Jan 26, 2017 5:20 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA To Remove Narrowbody IFE
Replies: 158
Views: 25952

Re: AA To Remove Narrowbody IFE

klakzky123 wrote: I guess no one here ever travels with kids? Are you carrying around 4 tablets? B6 and VX already proved how valuable a marketing tool in seat IFE is. This is a cost cutting move pure and simple. Everyone understands that you need to offer some level of content to your customers bu...

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by bpat777
Sat Jan 14, 2017 4:29 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Planes that will be missed and those not
Replies: 89
Views: 9358

Re: Planes that will be missed and those not

I will greatly miss the 757 for its looks and 763 for the 2-3-2 seating. I miss the DC-10 (AA) and L1011 (DL).

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by bpat777
Sun Jan 08, 2017 4:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Aircraft Refurbishment - 2017
Replies: 881
Views: 168849

Re: Delta Aircraft Refurbishment - 2017

Does anyone know if N659DL will keep the Skyteam livery after its refurbished?

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by bpat777
Sun Jan 08, 2017 5:35 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Smallest Airports With Two+ Commercial Terminals.
Replies: 20
Views: 2937

Re: Smallest Airports With Two+ Commercial Terminals.

SMF has two separate terminals.

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by bpat777
Sun Jan 01, 2017 12:10 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA 739ER's into LGA and DCA Summer 2017
Replies: 11
Views: 3826

UA 739ER's into LGA and DCA Summer 2017

I noticed UA.com is showing 739ER flights into and out of both LGA and DCA for the summer schedule. Are these just placeholders or actual equipment up gauges? LGA is showing several IAH and ORD flights on 739ER's while DCA is showing the daily DEN flight as a 739ER.

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by bpat777
Sat Dec 24, 2016 7:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New AA Painted Aircraft Part 1
Replies: 2852
Views: 47943

Re: New AA Painted Aircraft - Part 13

https://sites.google.com/site/newamericanfleet/ the 738 fleet is at 66%. Should those paint lines pick up some speed now that the US mainline fleet has been completed?
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According to https://sites.google.com/site/newamericanfleet/ the 738 fleet is at 66%. Should those paint lines pick up some speed now that the US mainline fleet has been completed?

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by bpat777
Tue Dec 13, 2016 2:28 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA planes that will not get the new paint job.
Replies: 31
Views: 8062

Re: AA planes that will not get the new paint job.

On a similar note, does anyone know which L-AA 738 will keep the bare metal scheme as a retrojet after the entire fleet was painted? I would guess either N901AN, the first 737-800, or N908NN, the last one delivered in the old scheme (like N838AW). I believe its N908NN that will remain in the clAAsi...

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by bpat777
Thu Dec 08, 2016 3:12 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta to add BOS-TPA flights in March 2017
Replies: 13
Views: 1568

Re: Delta to add BOS-TPA flights in March 2017

[quote="jaybird"]Was one of the many Florida routes they picked up when they purchased Northeast Airlines in 1972 .. miss those Yellowbirds![/quote]

At least now you have Spirit (NK) to help with the yellowbird memories. :D

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by bpat777
Wed Dec 07, 2016 8:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Construction South Of MCO?
Replies: 2
Views: 634

Construction South Of MCO?

Does anyone know what it is being constructed at MCO? There are 5-6 huge cranes working on a structure south of the terminal between the parallel runways.

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by bpat777
Tue Dec 06, 2016 9:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WN To Start Adding Scimitars To 73G Fleet.
Replies: 38
Views: 8073

Re: WN To Start Adding Scimitars To 73G Fleet.

BWIAirport wrote:
You mean their -700s correct?


Correct, on their fleet of 737-700s

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by bpat777
Tue Dec 06, 2016 5:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WN To Start Adding Scimitars To 73G Fleet.
Replies: 38
Views: 8073

WN To Start Adding Scimitars To 73G Fleet.

I recently read that WN will add the Scimitar wing tip to their 73G fleet starting Dec 2016.

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