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by bpat777
Sun Aug 25, 2019 1:56 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boston Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 1687
Views: 210447

Re: Boston Aviation Thread - 2019

Possibly so although I just read WN wld eventually get seven on the employee website this morning. They even listed the 7 gate numbers

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by bpat777
Sat Aug 24, 2019 11:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boston Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 1687
Views: 210447

Re: Boston Aviation Thread - 2019

WN will move into their new gates 8/29. Starting with 5 gates then eventually going up to 7

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by bpat777
Fri Aug 16, 2019 9:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA to Tweak 737 MAX Order
Replies: 55
Views: 13954

Re: UA to Tweak 737 MAX Order

My main concern with in-flight streaming is many of the planes I fly on don't have power outlets or if they do the outlets don't work. And I hate arriving at my destination with a drained battery.

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by bpat777
Mon Aug 12, 2019 8:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PHL and Thunderstorms
Replies: 10
Views: 1649

Re: PHL and Thunderstorms

Maybe not to you, but it is to me.

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by bpat777
Mon Aug 12, 2019 7:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PHL and Thunderstorms
Replies: 10
Views: 1649

Re: PHL and Thunderstorms

Guess it's not looking good for me tomorrow afternoon then. I booked an AA flight to DFW connecting in CVG just to ride a S80 on last time. I hope I can get out of PHL in the afternoon.

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by bpat777
Mon Aug 12, 2019 6:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PHL and Thunderstorms
Replies: 10
Views: 1649

PHL and Thunderstorms

How does PHL handle the infamous summer thunderstorms compared to the NYC area airports? Also, with PHL just about in the middle of NYC and WAS how does this affect their traffic in and out?

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by bpat777
Thu Aug 08, 2019 2:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Did United reduce its gates at LGA?
Replies: 7
Views: 1822

Re: Did United reduce its gates at LGA?

twaconnie wrote:
Also the old gates two could handle DC-10's I not sure if the new concourse can handle wide body's.

AC uses gate 51 when they bring their 767-300s into the new concourse.

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by bpat777
Thu Aug 08, 2019 6:33 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: East coast storms: 8/7/2019, diversions and more
Replies: 52
Views: 6294

Re: East coast storms: 8/7/2019, diversions and more

There was an A220 at RDU headed to LGA. I think it was from DFW or IAH

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by bpat777
Fri Aug 02, 2019 2:34 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American extending life of some 757s, A320s, and 737s
Replies: 70
Views: 16386

Re: American extending life of some 757s, A320s, and 737s

I wonder if the LUS 757 will all be totally taken off HI runs and put on other high volume domestic runs. I think the 757s might be doing PHX/DFW. If you check flightaware.com, the L-US 757 are mostly on PHX-Hawaii flights (and IIRC, PHX-DCA-PHX) and the L-AA 757 are mostly PHL-Europe, DFW/MIA-Sout...

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by bpat777
Wed Jul 31, 2019 4:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta A220 route additions
Replies: 344
Views: 22092

Re: Delta A220 route additions

I'm a medallion with DL and fly on both the 739ER and A321 frequently. I can understand the issue with the lavs all being in the rear but when it comes to comfort I see or feel no difference. I actually slightly prefer the 739ER because leaning against the window seems more comfortable compared to t...

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by bpat777
Tue Jul 30, 2019 12:15 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WN to close EWR
Replies: 270
Views: 34023

Re: WN to close EWR

How can LGA as a station absorb dozens of EWR employees while keeping the same amount of flights?

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by bpat777
Wed Jul 17, 2019 6:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Aircraft Refurbishment Thread - 2019
Replies: 456
Views: 86690

Re: Delta Aircraft Refurbishment Thread - 2019

n515cr wrote:
3801 entered scimitar mods 7/17


Do you have a timeline to when all DL739ERs will have scimitars installed? Also must be nice to be able to pull planes in the middle of the busy summer season while some airlines fleets are stretched extremely thin right now. :|

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by bpat777
Mon Jul 15, 2019 7:54 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JetBlue Network Thread - 2019
Replies: 824
Views: 120604

Re: JetBlue Network Thread - 2019

So B6's LGA-MCO/FLL routes will only be on A321s starting October 27th, considering they dropped a flight for both (5->4 for FLL and 4->3 for MCO). LGA-PBI and LGA-BOS stay the same. Also, I don't think B6 can fit its A321s into LGA's terminal A, since the whole terminal is basically one whole gate...

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by bpat777
Thu Jun 27, 2019 5:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JetBlue Network Thread - 2019
Replies: 824
Views: 120604

Re: JetBlue Network Thread - 2019

B6 traded the beast WN at HOU for the beast at IAH, UA. I recall most airlines having difficulty making JFK-IAH work for long.

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by bpat777
Fri May 24, 2019 3:34 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: B6, NK and F9 Once LGA Has Been Completed?
Replies: 21
Views: 3343

Re: B6, NK and F9 Once LGA Has Been Completed?

Will LGA actually ever be completed? The western concourse (AA) is already taking shape and the connector from the new terminal to the eastern concourse looks to be 40%-50% complete. They have also started tearing down one end of the old terminal as well. Numerous new roadways are taking shape as w...

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by bpat777
Thu May 23, 2019 5:07 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: B6, NK and F9 Once LGA Has Been Completed?
Replies: 21
Views: 3343

B6, NK and F9 Once LGA Has Been Completed?

Does anyone know where those 3 airlines are planning to go once LGA is finally done?
Also FYI, UA will be moving in the new concourse with WN, AC and AE in early June.

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by bpat777
Wed May 08, 2019 2:12 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Aircraft Refurbishment Thread - 2019
Replies: 456
Views: 86690

Re: Delta Aircraft Refurbishment Thread - 2019

All A320/19/21s have AVOD

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by bpat777
Mon May 06, 2019 7:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta A220 route additions
Replies: 344
Views: 22092

Re: Delta A220 route additions

Exactly WHAT makes it a Premium narrow body?? Wider seats, bigger bins, bigger windows, better AVOD? wider seats, more pitch, better AVOD are already on the entire B6 fleet. Let's not overstate DL A220-100 here. It's a good y seat domestically, but those 36 inch FC seat is pretty uninspiring. Don't...

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by bpat777
Fri Apr 26, 2019 6:08 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Airlines "Evolution" to Globe Livery released
Replies: 1792
Views: 363302

Re: United Airlines "Evolution" to Globe Livery released

Great job by UA. It's my 2nd favorite new livery after AS

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by bpat777
Sun Apr 14, 2019 6:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Confirmed: Jetblue Announces Flights to London from JFK and BOS from 2021
Replies: 947
Views: 142069

Re: Confirmed: Jetblue Announces Flights to London from JFK and BOS from 2021

If I were to fly B6 to Europe my concern wld be getting back home to the U.S. during inclement weather in the summer and winter. Their schedules go down hill quickly if weather conditions aren't perfect on the east coast.

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by bpat777
Sun Apr 07, 2019 3:44 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What Would Be The Most Useful Additional Runway At JFK/LGA/EWR?
Replies: 30
Views: 4987

Re: What Would Be The Most Useful Additional Runway At JFK/LGA/EWR?

Reading this post makes me realize how close the 3 major NYC area airports are to one another. I now have a better understanding to how quickly and easily things go down hill during not so perfect weather conditions. Then to add TEB into the mix.

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by bpat777
Thu Mar 07, 2019 1:39 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Widebody Thread - 2019
Replies: 835
Views: 162034

Re: Delta Widebody Thread - 2019

There's a DL 763ER JFK-ATL this weekend and the flight # is 8801. Wld anyone know the purpose of this flight? It seems like a ferry flight being that the number is in the 8000s.

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by bpat777
Mon Mar 04, 2019 4:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumor: American Airlines to Modify Project Oasis Planes.
Replies: 258
Views: 50128

Re: Rumor: American Airlines to Modify Project Oasis Planes.

What annoys me about when I travel on AA, UA or AS is that I've found that many times the outlets don't work. Same goes for WN since they don't offer outlets at all. So I have to choose to either do without IFE or deal with a drained battery when I arrive.

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by bpat777
Thu Nov 22, 2018 2:28 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Ranking US airport terminals by aesthetic
Replies: 26
Views: 2918

Re: Ranking US airport terminals by aesthetic

RDU TPA (All airsides) and IND are my top 3

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by bpat777
Tue Oct 30, 2018 6:07 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Describe AA in 3 Words Article
Replies: 117
Views: 13229

Re: Describe AA in 3 Words Article

I'm Gold with AA so I have traveled with them the last 2 yrs pretty often. Many of their customer service employees seem very hit or miss compared to DL WN and even UA. Half the time I board an AA flight the F/A is on their cell phone or having a conversation with another F/A that has nothing to do ...

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by bpat777
Wed Oct 24, 2018 2:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Canada Announce Daily YUL-RDU + Upgauging YYZ-RDU/CLT
Replies: 41
Views: 6891

Re: Air Canada Announce Daily YUL-RDU + Upgauging YYZ-RDU/CLT

CLTRampRat wrote:
The E175 will be a welcome change at CLT. Those Air Georgian CR2s (and sometimes CR1s) are rough and often covered in dents and speed tape.

Do any of the E175s sport the new livery?


Several E75s sport the new livery

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by bpat777
Thu Oct 18, 2018 4:26 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boston aviation - 2018
Replies: 2468
Views: 233963

Re: Boston aviation - 2018

Does anyone know total number of gates AA will have once all flights are under one roof?

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by bpat777
Mon Oct 15, 2018 1:54 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Phoenix Aviation Thread - 2018
Replies: 1124
Views: 95172

Re: Phoenix Aviation Thread - 2018

Is the new South Concourse still scheduled to open early 2019?

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by bpat777
Sat Oct 06, 2018 4:43 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Boeing 717 - loudest interior cabin noise level ever!
Replies: 32
Views: 6843

Re: Boeing 717 - loudest interior cabin noise level ever!

I've flown the 717 with both FL and DL (mostly up front) and I agree its extremely noisy. I remember the rear being pretty quiet however.

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by bpat777
Sat Oct 06, 2018 4:42 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Boeing 717 - loudest interior cabin noise level ever!
Replies: 32
Views: 6843

Re: Boeing 717 - loudest interior cabin noise level ever!

I've flown the 717 with both FL and DL (mostly up front) and I agree its extremely noisy. I remember the rear being pretty quiet however.

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by bpat777
Sat Sep 29, 2018 3:08 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JetBlue to add Basic Economy product. Company “success is at risk” if not matches others
Replies: 179
Views: 17760

Re: JetBlue to add Basic Economy product. Company “success is at risk” if not matches others

I love Southwest's "Transfarency" policy, but I really don't think it's going to last forever. People have been saying this for over a decade now and bags (<- plural) still fly free. Not saying it won't happen, but there's no indication it will at the moment, the airline is producing near...

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by bpat777
Sun Sep 09, 2018 11:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA Fleet Updates - 2018
Replies: 764
Views: 130956

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: 852
Views: 129788

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: 860

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: 1713

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: 7115

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: 852
Views: 129788

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: 1321

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: 852
Views: 129788

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
Fri Jul 27, 2018 3:41 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Airports with One Room Terminals that have Jet Service?
Replies: 63
Views: 5363

Re: Airports with One Room Terminals that have Jet Service?

It's not an airport but I believe Terminal A (MAT) at LGA is one large room with 5 or 6 gates. I arrived on B6 one afternoon and it looked like a club it was so crowded.

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by bpat777
Sat Jun 30, 2018 3:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New int'l gates open June 30 at SAN
Replies: 20
Views: 3801

Re: New int'l gates open today at SAN

I believe some domestic gates were converted to swing gates capable of international or domestic use.

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by bpat777
Tue Jun 19, 2018 1:19 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Water Main Break at LGA.
Replies: 2
Views: 905

Water Main Break at LGA.

Seems like there was a water main break at LGA Terminal B and there are no restrooms for passengers or employees. The Port Authority has had portable toilets in use for several hours now. That new terminal can't finish soon enough.

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by bpat777
Tue Jun 12, 2018 4:46 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: TSA Lines and Wait Times at SEA
Replies: 18
Views: 1705

TSA Lines and Wait Times at SEA

I travel domestically pretty often and have always found MCO to have the longest TSA lines. However, I flew out of SEA on a Sunday at 4p and have never experienced lines so long at the checkpoint nearest the B gates. If my hotel didn't honor my 2 pm late check out request I may have missed my flight...

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by bpat777
Mon Jun 11, 2018 9:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airports where pax had to use stairs to board 747, DC-10, L-1011
Replies: 250
Views: 18364

Re: Airports where pax had to use stairs to board 747, DC-10, L-1011

TC957 wrote:
Many of the Caribbean airports don't have jetties.

Actually many of the larger airports now have jetties including: MBJ, KIN, PAP, SDQ, BGI, POS and NAS. I know STT still uses stairs.

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by bpat777
Thu May 31, 2018 5:44 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Aircraft Refurbishment - 2018
Replies: 852
Views: 129788

Re: Delta Aircraft Refurbishment - 2018

https://flightaware.com/live/flight/N77 ... /MSLP/KDTW

The 1st ex-GOL 738 has returned to service going on 2 weeks.
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https://flightaware.com/live/flight/N77 ... /MSLP/KDTW

The 1st ex-GOL 738 has returned to service going on 2 weeks.

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by bpat777
Thu May 31, 2018 4:16 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WN's Upcoming Winter Schedule Release on 5/31
Replies: 263
Views: 23774

Re: WN's Upcoming Winter Schedule Release on 5/31

So far the rumor is LGA-MSY daily and PBI and MCO on Saturdays

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by bpat777
Thu May 24, 2018 4:43 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Thoughts on AS Premium Economy
Replies: 46
Views: 3929

Re: Thoughts on AS Premium Economy

It always surprises me how excited people get for prepackaged junk food on a two hour flight. I find that odd as well ... especially if they are still serving free booze. Yea, free alcohol wld get my money too, although I do know many people who don't drink. I guess some passengers prefer the free ...

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by bpat777
Thu May 03, 2018 3:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American orders 15 E175s and 15 CRJ900s
Replies: 60
Views: 6665

Re: American orders 15 E175s and 15 CRJ900s

I'm probably one of the few that prefers the CR9 over the E75.

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by bpat777
Wed Apr 04, 2018 3:49 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Most Current U.S. Airline Rankings is Out
Replies: 7
Views: 1053

Most Current U.S. Airline Rankings is Out

https://www.google.com/amp/s/www.forbes ... erica/amp/

Great job to AS and WN. Im pretty surprised B6 was so near the bottom of the list.
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https://www.google.com/amp/s/www.forbes ... erica/amp/

Great job to AS and WN. Im pretty surprised B6 was so near the bottom of the list.

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by bpat777
Thu Mar 29, 2018 6:21 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LH A350 New Colors - Hideous!
Replies: 264
Views: 35607

Re: LH A350 New Colors - Hideous!

Yes I have to agree with you about the ugliest A350 out there. Shame because the A350 is such an amazing looking aircraft.

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