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by DUSdude
Thu Oct 10, 2019 5:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SQ28 go arounds at SEA, diverts to YVR?
Replies: 3
Views: 1516

Re: SQ28 go arounds at SEA, diverts to YVR?

Lovely. That's gotta stink after a 14h flight. Thanks. I figured something like that. I saw from the bus this morning there's not a cloud in the sky, except for one fog bank parked right in the SEATAC area.

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by DUSdude
Thu Oct 10, 2019 5:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SQ28 go arounds at SEA, diverts to YVR?
Replies: 3
Views: 1516

SQ28 go arounds at SEA, diverts to YVR?

I noticed SQ28 fly by my house twice this morning where it shouldn't be at all and checked flightradar only to see that it did two go arounds, after which it diverted to YVR. A couple of other planes did a go around but didn't divert. Anyone know what's been going on at SEA this morning? Weather is ...

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by DUSdude
Fri Aug 30, 2019 11:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Edelweiss A340 YVR-SAN
Replies: 8
Views: 2426

Re: Edelweiss A340 YVR-SAN

Thanks for the info, Spacepope.

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by DUSdude
Fri Aug 30, 2019 10:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Edelweiss A340 YVR-SAN
Replies: 8
Views: 2426

Re: Edelweiss A340 YVR-SAN

thepinkmachine wrote:
You kind of answered your own question :)


I speculated. ;-) Would appreciate substantiated info and back story from someone in the know. Thx

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by DUSdude
Fri Aug 30, 2019 9:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Edelweiss A340 YVR-SAN
Replies: 8
Views: 2426

Edelweiss A340 YVR-SAN

Hi! Flightradar24 currently shows an Edelweiss A340-313, HB-JMF enroute YVR-SAN as EDW5019. That's a rather unusual route for this aircraft, to say the least. It appears its last previous flight was ZRH-YVR on 8/2. The return to ZRH was then canceled. Does anyone know what happened? Serious mx issue...

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by DUSdude
Sun Aug 25, 2019 3:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 747-400 Passenger Fleet Tracking/Retirements Thread 2019
Replies: 81
Views: 20692

Re: Boeing 747-400 Passenger Fleet Tracking/Retirements Thread 2019

https://media.sandhills.com/img.axd?id=5047387603&wid=4326165471&rwl=False&p=&ext=&w=0&h=0&t=&lp=CNT&c=True&wt=False&sz=Max&rt=0&checksum=dMdyCEI2CLL2L6vHhuOYk4jb3oSMD0RX866vUd7Vf%2fY%3d Are we sure that picture is actually from the JASDF 744??? W...

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by DUSdude
Thu Aug 08, 2019 9:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: S7 flight runs off end of runway, barely takes off
Replies: 84
Views: 21554

Re: S7 flight runs off end of runway, barely takes off

According to Wikipedia, runway 32L is almost 11,500 feet long. How on earth did a B737NG almost run off the end?. Watching the video, you can see the aircraft is struggling to gain lift. In fact it looks like it was a foot or two in the air when it settled back down into the dirt again and eventual...

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by DUSdude
Tue Jul 23, 2019 9:50 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: British Airways 747 Route Network of the past.
Replies: 100
Views: 11452

Re: British Airways 747 Route Network of the past.

gunnerman wrote:
The last 744 to SEA will be on 26 October, to be reinstated on 29 March 2020.


Yes, it's a summer seasonal upgauge.

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by DUSdude
Tue Jul 23, 2019 4:39 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: British Airways 747 Route Network of the past.
Replies: 100
Views: 11452

Re: British Airways 747 Route Network of the past.

I have good memories flying BLR-LHR-SEA on 747s in 2000s. BA served BLR with 747-400 for a long time. In fact once on a mid-week flight in low season, there were hardly 100 passengers in main cabin. I believe they served SEA with 744s for a short time before downgrading to 777s. BA48/49 SEA-LHR is ...

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by DUSdude
Sat Jun 15, 2019 12:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BER News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 361
Views: 52938

Re: Report: New BER airport unlikely to open before 2021

I thought Germany was known for its engineering... Yes, but if a project is being run by the government (local, state or federal), it's all about cost cutting. Even with prestige projects such as BER or Stuttgart 21, they give the projects to the lowest bidders, and then it only takes like a year o...

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by DUSdude
Wed May 15, 2019 12:28 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Seattle is Vancouver's greatest threat to Trans-Pacific airport hub supremacy
Replies: 84
Views: 12009

Re: Seattle is Vancouver's greatest threat to Trans-Pacific airport hub supremacy

SEA will never be a “threat” to YVR simply because the US customs require pax connecting in the US to have visas, ESTA, etc and go through the long customs process, while Canada doesn’t. A threat to US-bound pax maybe.. That depends where you're coming from. I switched thru YVR last year on a US to...

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by DUSdude
Sat May 04, 2019 7:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Miami Air 737 runway overrun into river at NAS Jacksonville
Replies: 247
Views: 42159

Re: Miami Air 737 runway overrun into river at NAS Jacksonville

A320 hull losses due to runway overruns (since 1988) FOUR that I can readily identify PR 137, TAM 3054, PR 475, TACA 390, I'm inclined to exclude US 1702 because it was after a rejected take off. But I'm open to persuasion... There was that Lufthansa A320 in Warsaw years ago because of hydroplaning...

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by DUSdude
Fri Apr 26, 2019 4:20 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A380 Production/Delivery Thread - 2019
Replies: 90
Views: 20713

Re: Airbus A380 Production/Delivery Thread - 2019

Emirates livery is much better looking than this. Nah. The way the tail stripes wrap around the bottom of the fuselage on the Emirates livery makes the tail look even taller and therefore the fuselage even fatter and stubbier. It's extremely unflattering on the A380. The ANA A380s are beauties (tho...

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by DUSdude
Tue Apr 23, 2019 8:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why Does LH Re-Name Aircraft?
Replies: 24
Views: 5534

Re: Why Does LH Re-Name Aircraft?

D-ABxx is obviously Boeing territory, but the D-ABQx range has a bunch of EW Dash-8s in it - presumably for "Bombardier Q-Series". I believe those regs predate the integration of those aircraft into LH's fleet, as those were previously with Air Berlin/Luftfahrtgesellschaft Walter. There i...

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by DUSdude
Mon Apr 22, 2019 9:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why Does LH Re-Name Aircraft?
Replies: 24
Views: 5534

Re: Why Does LH Re-Name Aircraft?

The same thing sort of applies for D-ABVM, the first 747-400 to wear the new livery. It didn't have a name until it was re-painted, when it became Kiel. It very much did have a name before. It was originally named "Hessen". I've flown on this aircraft in both incarnations. I assume D-ABVM...

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by DUSdude
Thu Mar 28, 2019 12:26 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: 30+ Year Old Aircraft in Scheduled Passenger Service
Replies: 44
Views: 4480

Re: 30+ Year Old Aircraft in Scheduled Passenger Service

OK so as a nervous flier I often get stressed when I see the age of the plane I'm on. I usually fly Icelandair 757 which are almost all around 25 years old. These aircrafts are still just as safe as anything else flying am I right? The age of an aircraft in years is in and of itself not a terribly ...

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by DUSdude
Wed Feb 27, 2019 1:11 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Atlas Air 3591 Down in Trinity Bay, Texas
Replies: 1730
Views: 391539

Re: Atlas Air 3591 Down in Trinity Bay, Texas

Folks... There is a HUGE difference between an "accusation" and "suggesting a possibility". There is also a difference between saying a pilot intentionally crashing "IS" the cause and "COULD BE" the cause. There is also a "HUGE" difference between d...

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by DUSdude
Tue Feb 26, 2019 7:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Atlas Air 3591 Down in Trinity Bay, Texas
Replies: 1730
Views: 391539

Re: Atlas Air 3591 Down in Trinity Bay, Texas

Folks... There is a HUGE difference between an "accusation" and "suggesting a possibility". There is also a difference between saying a pilot intentionally crashing "IS" the cause and "COULD BE" the cause. There is also a "HUGE" difference between d...

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by DUSdude
Tue Feb 26, 2019 6:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Atlas Air 3591 Down in Trinity Bay, Texas
Replies: 1730
Views: 391539

Re: Atlas Air 3591 Down in Trinity Bay, Texas

I have always wondered in recent years, why "suddenly" so many old and even some very old (20 y +) 767s were converted to freighters. Airplanes which had reached the age at which most planes are being scrapped. The Amazon freighter which sadly has crashed now is among them. Most planes ar...

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by DUSdude
Mon Jan 28, 2019 10:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Lufthansa Cargo will retire two more MD-11Fs later in 2019
Replies: 82
Views: 11999

Re: Lufthansa Cargo will retire two more MD-11Fs later in 2019

An aircraft that requires "a bit more finesse" is an aircraft with a smaller margin of error. It is *by design* less safe. An aircraft that can survive handling by a "ham handed pilot" is *by design* safer. You all are saying the same thing but yelling at each other nonetheless. ...

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by DUSdude
Thu Dec 27, 2018 8:15 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: YouTube video of ORD old Terminal 1 on last day of ops (1985)
Replies: 43
Views: 5507

Re: YouTube video of ORD old Terminal 1 on last day of ops (1985)

Great video archive. Thanks for posting. What served as the "International Terminal" at ORD from March, 1985 until the present International Terminal opened in 1993? Thanks again. Terminal 4, as mentioned in the text below the video. Seems like ORD was DC-10 heaven? I saw way more tri-hol...

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by DUSdude
Fri Nov 16, 2018 11:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The Abating Airbus: The A310 Fades into History
Replies: 143
Views: 23541

Re: The Abating Airbus: The A310 Fades into History

LH used their 313 in their last operating Time only on very short but much frequented routes like HAM-FRA or TXL-FRA. As far as I know LH never flew TATL with their 313. Lufthansa flew the A310 on HAM-EWR and DUS-EWR in the 90s. I think - but Im not sure - they even operated CGN-NYC for a short tim...

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by DUSdude
Tue Oct 09, 2018 7:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Official 747-8 Production/Delivery Thread 2018
Replies: 157
Views: 56367

Re: Official 747-8 Production/Delivery Thread 2018

Cool, thanks!

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by DUSdude
Tue Oct 09, 2018 6:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Official 747-8 Production/Delivery Thread 2018
Replies: 157
Views: 56367

Re: Official 747-8 Production/Delivery Thread 2018

Maybe I missed it, but what's the status of ex-D-ABYE? Wasn't that flown to PAE? Is it still there?

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by DUSdude
Thu Oct 04, 2018 10:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 50 year anniversary of the Boeing 747
Replies: 224
Views: 18649

Re: 50 year anniversary of the Boeing 747

Yes, the A380 may be quieter, the 787 may have better cabin air, but the 747 will always be the plane that made modern, cheap air travel possible, all while being a one-of-a-kind design, unmistakeable, the Queen forever. I've been lucky to have logged over 30 flights since childhood on 747s of all p...

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by DUSdude
Fri Sep 28, 2018 12:00 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JAL returns to SEA
Replies: 82
Views: 14070

Re: JAL returns to SEA

You all do remember that DL once flew the SEA-HND for a while. They discontinued the service due to low loads. Do you all really think they'll bring back SEA-HND? They're bringing back SEA-KIX...I guess it could happen. The greater Seattle metro area was a very different place business and populati...

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by DUSdude
Thu Sep 27, 2018 10:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JAL returns to SEA
Replies: 82
Views: 14070

Re: JAL returns to SEA

Any speculation on moving to HND? Thepointsguy posted an article yesterday referencing an article in the Puget Sound Business Journal (which I assume is the one I linked below, but which I can't read due to paywall), according to which a move to HND is planned in 2020. See: https://thepointsguy.com...

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by DUSdude
Wed Sep 26, 2018 10:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JAL returns to SEA
Replies: 82
Views: 14070

Re: JAL returns to SEA

- accidental duplicate post. Please delete -

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by DUSdude
Wed Sep 26, 2018 10:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JAL returns to SEA
Replies: 82
Views: 14070

Re: JAL returns to SEA

Remember jl also gets aa flyers at sea and nh also gets ua flyers. How many, though? Neither AA nor UA offer terribly good or frequent connections from SEA to anything that can't be reached directly from TYO already. DL isn't after connections, it's after O&D and 3 carriers on SEA chasing after...

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by DUSdude
Fri Sep 21, 2018 6:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Eurowings announces Newark
Replies: 13
Views: 4376

Re: Eurowings announces Newark

That brings EW to six U.S. routes from two German bases, if I'm not mistaken:
DUS-RSW
DUS-MIA
DUS-EWR
DUS-JFK
MUC-LAS
MUC-RSW


You're missing the seasonal Cologne routes:

CGN-LAS
CGN-SEA

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by DUSdude
Fri May 25, 2018 6:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Update on CU972 crashed near HAV: Aircraft probably wrongly loaded
Replies: 470
Views: 81215

Re: CU972 operated by Global Air down near HAV

Another survivor (40) succumbed to her injuries last night... The official death toll is now 112 and there is just one survivor left... Absolutely awful Now, after seeing the video, it’s amazing that there were survivors at all. Very sad... Makes me think the opposite. It seems to be a low speed lo...

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by DUSdude
Sat May 19, 2018 12:58 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Update on CU972 crashed near HAV: Aircraft probably wrongly loaded
Replies: 470
Views: 81215

Re: 737 down near HAV

The picture shows hard right rudder deflection and the crash location is way off to the right when taking off to the northeast. Correlation? Remember though this aircraft just crashed. Just because you see the rudder in a position like that in the wreckage is probably little to no indication whatso...

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by DUSdude
Fri May 18, 2018 8:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Update on CU972 crashed near HAV: Aircraft probably wrongly loaded
Replies: 470
Views: 81215

Re: 737 down near HAV

I will also note that the crash location on AVHerald lines up with the view of the smoke from the terminal in the picture above the map location.

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by DUSdude
Fri May 18, 2018 8:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Update on CU972 crashed near HAV: Aircraft probably wrongly loaded
Replies: 470
Views: 81215

Re: 737 down near HAV

The picture shows hard right rudder deflection and the crash location is way off to the right when taking off to the northeast. Correlation?

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by DUSdude
Mon Oct 09, 2017 7:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A340 To be scrapped
Replies: 29
Views: 19404

Re: A340 To be scrapped

While perhaps not the most beloved wide body, I've always found them to be a very pretty bird. Plus all those flights from SEA- CPH over the years with SK gave me plenty of time to bond with this sexy plane. Agreed. I'm rather fond of the A340-300. I find it to be a really elegant and well-proporti...

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by DUSdude
Wed Jun 28, 2017 6:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta retires first MD 90
Replies: 82
Views: 26249

Re: Delta retires first MD 90

jco613 wrote:
It's roomier than an MD80


Ummm.... how can an MD90 with the same exact fuselage cross section be roomier than an MD80??? :confused:

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by DUSdude
Thu Apr 27, 2017 3:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Lufthansa might change Long-Haul order
Replies: 176
Views: 50143

Re: Lufthansa might change Long-Haul order

LH posted a chart on their long-haul fleet fuel burn numbers back in 2009: A388 - 3.4 liters per passenger per 100km B748 - 3.5 liters per passenger per 100km A336 - 4.1 liters per passenger per 100km B744 - 4.2 liters per passenger per 100km Was the third line meant to say A346 or A333? There's no...

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by DUSdude
Wed Jan 04, 2017 10:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: ORD 2017 and beyond
Replies: 86
Views: 9865

Re: ORD 2017 Thread

globalcabotage wrote:
350 regular service a dream (LH to MUC, 2nd EY)


This will happen, but when exactly is anyone's guess. Once LH is done replacing the A346 with the A350, MUC-ORD will become an A350 flight. At which point during the fleet replacement this will happen we don't know.

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by DUSdude
Wed Dec 28, 2016 9:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air France loses money on 33% of longhaul flights
Replies: 97
Views: 18061

Re: Air France loses money on 33% of longhaul flights

Uh, yes? Taxpayers don't "pick-up the tab" for anyone going through Chapter 11 bankruptcy. That's not entirely true. US Taxpayers do pick up the tab for the unemployment benefits and social services claimed by laid off, furloughed and part-timed employees. There is a tendency in the US to...

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by DUSdude
Fri Oct 28, 2016 9:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA aircraft on fire @ORD
Replies: 332
Views: 67055

Re: AA aircraft on fire @ORD

I don't think the wing itself is bent down - thats probably only the winglet that is made of composite materials ...That won't be a w/o. No, it's the wing that's busted about halfway from the engine towards the wingtip. Look: Is it me or is a large portion of the right wing burned down? Explains al...

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by DUSdude
Fri Oct 28, 2016 9:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA aircraft on fire @ORD
Replies: 332
Views: 67055

Re: AA aircraft on fire @ORD

N62NA wrote:
Unfortunately this is one of the AA 763s that had the new J seats.


Pretty sure those can still be salvaged.

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by DUSdude
Fri Oct 28, 2016 8:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA aircraft on fire @ORD
Replies: 332
Views: 67055

Re: AA aircraft on fire @ORD

Absolutely....this could have been catastrophic if they became airborne. Had the plane taken off, the headwinds would have pushed the plume from the engine fire towards the back and in all likelihood there wouldn't have been much damage from the fire until touchdouwn (assuming fire couldn't be put ...

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by DUSdude
Wed Aug 24, 2016 9:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AAL to retire 20 MD-80's on 23rd August 2016
Replies: 125
Views: 21161

Re: AAL to retire 20 MD-80's on 23rd August 2016

Two of the birds retiring today are in my flight log. I know many hate the MD80 from the passenger experience. I loved them as long as I was up front on the side with two seats. :-)

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by DUSdude
Tue Jul 19, 2016 8:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Lufthansa Negotiating to Buy Parts of Air Berlin
Replies: 17
Views: 6325

Re: Lufthansa Negotiating to Buy Parts of Air Berlin

AWACSooner wrote:
So basically, your only choice out of DUS will be Eurowings...oh boy. Enjoy the higher airfares.


The linked n-tv article says that LH is specifically looking at those routes that do not originate from either TXL or DUS, so competition at DUS will not be affected.

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by DUSdude
Mon May 16, 2016 9:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Will The New JU Service BEG-NYC Be A Success?
Replies: 10
Views: 5033

RE: Will The New JU Service BEG-NYC Be A Success?

ORD or <acronym title="Toronto - Lester B. Pearson International (Malton) (YYZ / CYYZ), Canada - Ontario">YYZ</acronym> would have made more sense as the inaugural transatlantic service of Air Serbia due to the much larger Serbian communities in those areas. The Serbian community in the NY area is n...

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by DUSdude
Fri May 13, 2016 6:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA A330-300/E190´s To Go... 767300 Next Up
Replies: 131
Views: 31251

RE: AA A330-300/E190´s To Go... 767300 Next Up

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/MSPNWA" class="quote" target="_blank">MSPNWA</a> (<a href="#22" class="quote">Reply 22</a>):<br/><i>If an A330 isn't economical for it, you can ...

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by DUSdude
Fri Apr 08, 2016 5:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: FedEx DC-10 Retirements
Replies: 35
Views: 16911

RE: FedEx DC-10 Retirements

Speaking of FedEx MD10s, here in Chicago in the evening I see one regularly approaching <acronym title="Chicago - O'Hare International (Orchard Field) (ORD / KORD), USA - Illinois">ORD</acronym>. When I look it up on flightradar it turns out to be a flight from <acronym title="Milwaukee - General Mi...

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by DUSdude
Fri Mar 18, 2016 7:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Lufthansa: IranAir As Possible Buyer Of Old A340s
Replies: 31
Views: 15043

RE: Lufthansa: IranAir As Possible Buyer Of Old A340s

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/LAX772LR" class="quote" target="_blank">LAX772LR</a> (<a href="#15" class="quote">Reply 15</a>):<br/><i> It *is* rather odd how <acronym title="...

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by DUSdude
Fri Mar 11, 2016 8:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Chicago O'Hare Summer 2016 Int'l Schedule
Replies: 36
Views: 10915

RE: Chicago O'Hare Summer 2016 Int'l Schedule

LH departs from Terminal 1 (being Star Alliance) not 3 (AA). Also, I thought the <acronym title="Lufthansa (Germany)">LH</acronym> <acronym title="Dusseldorf - International (Rhein-Ruhr / Lohausen) (DUS / EDDL), Germany">DUS</acronym> flight went seasonal and wasn't cancelled completely or did I mis...

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