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by catdaddy63
Sat Jul 13, 2019 2:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Found some interesting history about Fedex Flight 80 aircraft
Replies: 3
Views: 2332

Re: Found some interesting history about Fedex Flight 80 aircraft

According to https://www.planespotters.net/airframe/McDonnell-Douglas/MD-11/N526FE-Federal-Express/43NnsONQ this MD-11 was sold by DL to FX in 2004, it's very possible NASA and FX did this testing before she was converted to freight. That would explain the comments about no interior furnishings. And...

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by catdaddy63
Thu Jun 20, 2019 10:59 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Stuck two nights in LIT: Can't push back
Replies: 23
Views: 3335

Re: Stuck two nights in LIT: Can't push back

https://www.flightradar24.com/data/aircraft/n191an
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There are some legs to this story: AA1276, a B752 diverted to LIT on 6/16 arriving at 1728L, operated by N191AN. This aircraft left LIT on 6/17 at 2144L completing the flight to DFW. What actually transpired in those 28 hours is anyone's guess.

https://www.flightradar24.com/data/aircraft/n191an

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by catdaddy63
Fri May 17, 2019 12:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WN and DFW
Replies: 36
Views: 5024

Re: WN and DFW

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Happens at ORD occasionally as well.

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by catdaddy63
Mon May 13, 2019 12:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 787 Production/Delivery Thread - 2019
Replies: 469
Views: 105785

Re: Boeing 787 Production/Delivery Thread - 2019

There is always a rejected takeoff performed before first flight. New brakes+heavy use=dust. Also, a great angle to capture the effect.

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by catdaddy63
Fri Apr 26, 2019 3:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WN looking at A220
Replies: 280
Views: 44378

Re: WN looking at A220

Looking into the crystal ball, I think NSA will come sooner rather than later and I'd bet B is pretty far along with its definition if not the basic design. An NSA replacement for the 738 will likely be the smallest member of the family and I agree that the WN model can certainly use a sub 150 seat ...

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by catdaddy63
Sun Mar 17, 2019 3:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest Files Lawsuit Against Mechanics Union
Replies: 115
Views: 16092

Re: Southwest Files Lawsuit Against Mechanics Union

Link to Bloomberg here: https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2019-03-17/southwest-air-mechanics-reach-contract-agreement-in-principle The proposed five-year accord would give mechanics $160 million in retroactive pay, an immediate 20 percent raise effective April 1, and 3 percent annual increases...

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by catdaddy63
Thu Feb 21, 2019 7:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Amazon Fleet Discussion - 2019
Replies: 565
Views: 78899

Re: Amazon Fleet Discussion - 2019

Planespotters.net is reporting that LN340 (1990 build) has been purchased by CAM. Former Gulf Air and Delta bird, last SDR from 2017 showed 113336 hours and 21220 cycles. Currently at SBD since March 2018. Any ideas about what they will do with this old girl?

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by catdaddy63
Wed Jan 02, 2019 1:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 797 Thread - 2019
Replies: 1056
Views: 146132

Re: Boeing 797 Thread - 2019

Part of the business case will be the decision of where will the 797 be built. I think it's likely that Boeing is already engaged in talks for tax breaks, construction and land discounts, as well as job creation incentives with some strong non-disclosure agreements in place. That will be a huge driv...

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by catdaddy63
Fri Dec 21, 2018 1:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Amazon Fleet Growth - 2018
Replies: 853
Views: 107209

Re: Amazon Fleet Growth - 2018

I found it interesting that ATSG is in the process of acquiring Omni. The main advantage I see with the deal is ATSG gains an operating certificate for the 777 as Omni has operated a small fleet for several years. I'm curious what the possibilities are that Amazon could purchase then sublease to ATS...

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by catdaddy63
Fri Nov 09, 2018 12:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA MadDog rumor du jour:
Replies: 49
Views: 13782

Re: AA MadDog rumor du jour:

The last scheduled MD80 flight out of TUL is currently AA2269 at 1825L TUL-DFW on September 3rd. Both MD80 turns will switch to A319 on September 4th, 2019.

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by catdaddy63
Sun Oct 07, 2018 4:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 767 Fleet/Subfleet Activity (2018)
Replies: 307
Views: 53273

Re: 767 Fleet/Subfleet Activity (2018)

Didn't see this earlier in the thread, LN652 transferred from Privatair to Omni on May 4th, 1997 build and Omni's first with winglets. X9 now has 10 767 in the fleet, 7 300ER, 3 200ER.

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by catdaddy63
Sun Aug 05, 2018 2:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Amazon Fleet Growth - 2018
Replies: 853
Views: 107209

Re: Amazon Fleet Growth - 2018

ONT6 and ONT8 are adjacent to RIV, only a few blocks away from the ramp area.

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by catdaddy63
Thu Jul 26, 2018 12:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The 737 fleet in Southwest Airlines
Replies: 8
Views: 1872

Re: The 737 fleet in Southwest Airlines

https://www.planespotters.net

And it's WN specific page is here: https://www.planespotters.net/airline/S ... t-Airlines

You can examine the WN fleet past, present, and future in great detail! And just about every other airline on the planet as well.
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A great site for aircraft info: https://www.planespotters.net

And it's WN specific page is here: https://www.planespotters.net/airline/S ... t-Airlines

You can examine the WN fleet past, present, and future in great detail! And just about every other airline on the planet as well.

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by catdaddy63
Mon Mar 19, 2018 11:40 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Production/Delivery Thread 2018
Replies: 807
Views: 212608

Re: Boeing 737MAX Production/Delivery Thread 2018

Apologies if someone has answered this question before.... Will the Max10 fuselages be transported by rail in one piece or is it too long now? It shouldn't be an issue. The fuselages are secured to the railcar under the cockpit and under the wing box, the tail section hangs over an empty flatbed ca...

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by catdaddy63
Sun Mar 11, 2018 5:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA MAX routes!
Replies: 29
Views: 7670

Re: AA MAX routes!

3RF was just delivered Wednesday BFI-TUL for in-service prep work. It has not entered revenue service yet, give it a few more days. 3RE spent about a week at TUL before ferrying to MIA to start service.

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by catdaddy63
Fri Jan 26, 2018 2:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: E2 MRJ Scope Clause Thoughts
Replies: 57
Views: 6117

Re: E2 MRJ Scope Clause Thoughts

If the US major airlines really needed the new E2 or MRJ they would make a deal with the mainline pilots. And without a doubt, such a deal would very heavily favor the pilots. With most of the large RJ's being fairly new, there is no hurry to make such a deal. Also, the pilot shortage issue comes in...

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by catdaddy63
Fri Jan 12, 2018 2:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Airlines A330-300 Retirements?
Replies: 17
Views: 8443

Re: American Airlines A330-300 Retirements

According to the AA Fleet site, N270AY now has streaming IFE and WiFi. I'd wager that the rest of the A333 fleet will be getting the same mods.

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by catdaddy63
Wed Dec 20, 2017 9:56 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Longest displaced thresholds?
Replies: 7
Views: 2029

Re: Longest displaced thresholds?

KSAN runway 27 has a pretty lengthy displaced threshold thanks to relatively high terrain east of the field.

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by catdaddy63
Mon Dec 04, 2017 6:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: How Far can the AA MAX Fly?
Replies: 14
Views: 3726

Re: How Far can the AA MAX Fly?

GCM lists MIA-ANC as 4003nm, Boeing advertises the range of the Max8 as 3515nm. So no, we won't see the Max8 on that route. Now, DFW-ANC at 3043nm is doable possibly with some seasonal restrictions northbound.

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by catdaddy63
Sat Dec 02, 2017 11:18 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Takeoff Preference
Replies: 27
Views: 2006

Re: Takeoff Preference

I've had some good takeoffs on the 757 like many others. My two most memorable were both TUL-DFW flights, first about 8-9 years ago was a 772 sub for a 752. Was a rocketship with a decent passenger load but not much fuel. The other was this past summer, a 763 sub for a 738, the bird from DFW went in...

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by catdaddy63
Fri Nov 24, 2017 3:15 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DEN concourse train failure 11/22
Replies: 20
Views: 7118

Re: DEN concourse train failure 11/22

http://www.nytimes.com/2005/08/27/us/de ... -work.html

Don't forget the same airport planners that accepted the train system also accepted the high tech failure of a baggage system!
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http://www.nytimes.com/2005/08/27/us/de ... -work.html

Don't forget the same airport planners that accepted the train system also accepted the high tech failure of a baggage system!

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by catdaddy63
Tue Nov 07, 2017 6:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Could anything save the 747?
Replies: 64
Views: 16583

Re: Could anything save the 747?

Will Boeing build a few new 748F for conversion to 748LCF before the line ends? Would a 748LCF be able to haul the 78J midsections to PAE to supplement production at CHS?

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by catdaddy63
Sat Oct 28, 2017 4:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing may consider restarting 767 pax model production
Replies: 839
Views: 166795

Re: Boeing may consider restarting 767 pax model production

Let's face it MOM won't be available until 2025 at best, there are a bunch of old 767 that need to be replaced before then. Replace the retiring frames with new build as necessary, no new training program, no new maintenance program, no new simulators, no new parts inventory, the list goes on. Don't...

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by catdaddy63
Wed Oct 25, 2017 3:20 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WN 733 DAL-HOU 10/24. Flight aware mistake?
Replies: 4
Views: 702

Re: WN 733 DAL-HOU 10/24. Flight aware mistake?

https://www.flightradar24.com/SWA61/f51864c

Filing error or flightaware glitch. Flight operated by N711HK B73G
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https://www.flightradar24.com/SWA61/f51864c

Filing error or flightaware glitch. Flight operated by N711HK B73G

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by catdaddy63
Sun Oct 01, 2017 2:12 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WN 7M8 First Day Routings October 1st
Replies: 63
Views: 13690

WN 7M8 First Day Routings October 1st

Here are the routings for the MAX 8 for Sunday October 1st, all 9 currently delivered frames are scheduled to operate: N8705Q WN2791 HOU-DAL-OAK-BNA-STL-HOU N8706Q WN4798 BWI-LAX-BWI N8707P* WN1 DAL-HOU-SAT-DAL-HOU-PIT-LAX-PHX N8708Q WN2767 HOU-DEN-MSY-MDW-DAL N8709Q WN4371 PHX-LAX-SAT-HOU-MDW-DAL N...

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by catdaddy63
Thu Aug 31, 2017 11:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest to Hawaii ---- Theories
Replies: 249
Views: 28747

Re: Southwest to Hawaii ---- Theories

I've always felt that Hawaii was the reason WN changed the rapid rewards system from the old 8 round trips equals a free ticket to the current points/revenue based system. Im not going to lie the new point system seems to be better when it comes to getting free tickets, Because sometimes those one ...

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by catdaddy63
Thu Aug 31, 2017 10:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest to Hawaii ---- Theories
Replies: 249
Views: 28747

Re: Southwest to Hawaii ---- Theories

I've always felt that Hawaii was the reason WN changed the rapid rewards system from the old 8 round trips equals a free ticket to the current points/revenue based system.

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by catdaddy63
Mon Aug 28, 2017 6:45 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Uncomfortable seats - AA A-321
Replies: 5
Views: 614

Re: Uncomfortable seats - AA A-321

I've flown on both L-AA (32B) and L-US (321) and can't really say I've felt a difference in the seat cushions. According to seatguru.com the Airbus seats are 18" width versus 17.2" on the 738 fleet.

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by catdaddy63
Fri Jul 14, 2017 8:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: L1011-100 N910TE is getting closer to it's ferry flight to Kansas City
Replies: 56
Views: 19954

Re: L1011-100 N910TE is getting closer to it's ferry flight to Kansas City

And she returned to TUS.

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by catdaddy63
Fri Jul 14, 2017 6:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: L1011-100 N910TE is getting closer to it's ferry flight to Kansas City
Replies: 56
Views: 19954

Re: L1011-100 N910TE is getting closer to it's ferry flight to Kansas City

http://flightaware.com/live/flight/N910TE
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Flightaware link for the flight:

http://flightaware.com/live/flight/N910TE

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by catdaddy63
Fri May 05, 2017 12:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Plane crash near Yeager Airport in West Virginia
Replies: 29
Views: 6895

Re: Plane crash near Yeager airport Virginia

http://wvmetronews.com/2017/05/05/plane ... r-airport/

http://flightaware.com/live/flight/SNC1260

Appears to be a Shorts operated by Air Cargo Carriers
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http://wvmetronews.com/2017/05/05/plane ... r-airport/

http://flightaware.com/live/flight/SNC1260

Appears to be a Shorts operated by Air Cargo Carriers

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by catdaddy63
Mon Apr 24, 2017 1:29 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: OAG Changes 4/23/2017:DL BOS Expansion AUS/BUF/JAX/MCI/ORF
Replies: 112
Views: 15309

Re: OAG Changes 4/23/2017:DL BOS Expansion AUS/BUF/JAX/MCI/ORF

G4 BWI-TUL AUG 0.3>0.1
G4 PIE-TUL AUG 0.3>0.1
G4 SFB-TUL SEP 0.4>0.3 OCT 0.5>0.1 NOV 0.4>0.2 DEC 0.4>0.1

TUL has been offering incentives for new non-stop destinations, G4 has been getting them, I wonder if they are expiring?

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by catdaddy63
Sun Mar 26, 2017 5:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American to go mostly 787 ORD-Europe
Replies: 43
Views: 11651

Re: American to go mostly 787 ORD-Europe

This was touched on earlier in the thread, was AA gains by switching to 787 for most of Europe is a huge gain in cargo capacity. From this site: http://www.anacargo.jp/en/int/service/aircraft/b787_8_1.html The 788 can hold up to 28 LD3 cans or up to 9 88" pallets (8 96"), with 97390 pounds...

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by catdaddy63
Fri Mar 24, 2017 6:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Pilots: AA leaving behind standby passengers to improve on-time departure
Replies: 54
Views: 13225

Re: Pilots: AA leaving behind standby passengers to improve on-time departure

And what happens if a family of four is top of the standby list but only one or two seats is available? Either split the family or they wait for the next flight. That accounts for some of the 20,000. And how many weren't in the gate area when called?

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by catdaddy63
Sun Mar 05, 2017 4:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Judge rules in Tweed New Haven (HVN) Airport's favor to lengthen runway; Trial Scheduled for February 2017
Replies: 50
Views: 5036

Re: Judge rules in Tweed New Haven (HVN) Airport's favor to lengthen runway; Trial Scheduled for February 2017

Looks like potentially a good spot for G4 if the runway extension is ever completed.

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by catdaddy63
Sat Feb 11, 2017 1:44 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA LAS Emergency Landing
Replies: 3
Views: 1713

Re: AA LAS Emergency Landing

AA618 DFW-LAS A321 N579UW, replaced by N970UY for the return to DFW, sounds like a mechanical.

Edit: FR24 shows 970 operated AA1743 LAS-DFW which landed in DFW about an hour ago.

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by catdaddy63
Mon Nov 07, 2016 1:15 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Amazon Fleet Growing
Replies: 1995
Views: 320985

Re: Amazon Fleet Growing

A former X9 763, N396AX (l/n 555) now shows owned by CAM as of October 21st and flew ILN-TLV on October 28th presumably for cargo conversion. Well used, 90876 hours as of early October.

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by catdaddy63
Wed Sep 21, 2016 3:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DHL A300F from Goodyear to San Bernardino
Replies: 6
Views: 1324

Re: DHL A300F from Goodyear to San Bernardino

N364DH, flown by Jet Test International from GYR to SBD. Owner is Bank of Utah Trustee, airworthiness date June 29, 2016. Parked by DHL in July 2009 with approximately 51000 hours/29000 cycles. Have we reached the bottom of the barrel with the 767 freighter availability to where an old mothballed A3...

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by catdaddy63
Fri Sep 09, 2016 10:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WN reaches TA with flight attendant union
Replies: 5
Views: 1529

Re: WN reaches TA with flight attendant union

http://www.dallasnews.com/business/airl ... eement.ece
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Link to story: http://www.dallasnews.com/business/airl ... eement.ece

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by catdaddy63
Fri Sep 09, 2016 9:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 2016 NCAA College Football charters
Replies: 75
Views: 9227

Re: 2016 NCAA College Football charters

http://flightaware.com/live/flight/CXP796

Central Michigan at Oklahoma State

http://flightaware.com/live/flight/BSK300

University of Tulsa at Ohio State

http://flightaware.com/live/flight/SCX8 ... /KTUL/KCMH
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University of Louisiana-Monroe at Oklahoma

http://flightaware.com/live/flight/CXP796

Central Michigan at Oklahoma State

http://flightaware.com/live/flight/BSK300

University of Tulsa at Ohio State

http://flightaware.com/live/flight/SCX8 ... /KTUL/KCMH

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by catdaddy63
Fri Sep 09, 2016 7:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: EK211 diverted to YYZ
Replies: 7
Views: 3351

Re: EK211 diverted to YYZ

I'm going out on a limb here. Two things, weather at IAH looks pretty rough at the moment, and flight time to YYZ was 14:23. Normal flight DXB-IAH is just under 16 hours. I'm guessing YYZ was selected as a good place to refuel and prep for any holds getting into IAH if the crew can still be legal.

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by catdaddy63
Fri Sep 09, 2016 2:01 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Aircraft Types You've Logged:2016 Edition
Replies: 29
Views: 3917

Re: Aircraft Types You've Logged:2016 Edition

Airbus: A319 Frontier, United, American A320 United A321 American BAE: Jetstream 31 American Eagle Beechcraft: 1900 Boeing: 717-200 AirTran 727-200 American 737-200 Southwest 737-300 Southwest 737-500 Southwest, Continental 737-700 Southwest 737-800 Southwest, Continental, American 747-100 Flying Ti...

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by catdaddy63
Sun Sep 04, 2016 2:08 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: AAdvantage Gold - What are the benefits?
Replies: 6
Views: 2086

Re: AAdvantage Gold - What are the benefits?

I'm AAdvantage Gold and have already covered the segment requirement for next year as well, heading for first time Platinum. The only real perk I can use is access to MCE seats at check in, and "preferred" seats are free at time of booking. Upgrades are a joke unless you're Platinum or opt...

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by catdaddy63
Wed Nov 05, 2014 4:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: First Emirates 777 Facing The Axe
Replies: 59
Views: 29191

RE: First Emirates 777 Facing The Axe

Line number 30, 18.5 years old, and an A model to boot. She's worth more in parts than whole unfortunately.

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by catdaddy63
Sat Oct 25, 2014 7:23 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: DL 8916 AUS-DAL Today
Replies: 3
Views: 2582

RE: DL 8916 AUS-DAL Today

Likely taking University of Memphis home today after their football game at SMU. The same flight number flew them in from Memphis yesterday afternoon.

http://flightaware.com/live/flight/DAL8916

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by catdaddy63
Mon Oct 20, 2014 9:47 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: F-16's Collide Over Kansas
Replies: 22
Views: 15734

F-16's Collide Over Kansas

Two <acronym title="Tulsa - International (Municipal) (TUL / KTUL), USA - Oklahoma">TUL</acronym> based Oklahoma Air National Guard F-16's collided over southern Kansas earlier today, one aircraft crashed, one returned to base with wingtip damage. Minor injuries reported to the pilot that ejected. S...

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by catdaddy63
Wed Oct 08, 2014 6:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New AA Painted Aircraft Part 1
Replies: 2852
Views: 51572

RE: New AA Painted Aircraft - Part 8

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/yyz717" class="quote" target="_blank">yyz717</a> (<a href="#96" class="quote">Reply 96</a>):<br/><i>Why can't these older 752's accept the wingl...

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by catdaddy63
Tue Oct 07, 2014 7:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 787 Production/Delivery Thread Part 34
Replies: 202
Views: 46293

RE: 787 Production/Delivery Thread Part 34

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/seabosdca" class="quote" target="_blank">seabosdca</a> (<a href="#139" class="quote">Reply 139</a>):<br/><i>Yet in this picture taken yesterday ...

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