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by n471wn
Wed Aug 07, 2019 2:28 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Allegiant purchases naming rights for new Raiders stadium in LAS
Replies: 12
Views: 1731

Re: Allegiant purchases naming rights for new Raiders stadium in LAS

I love what the G4 haters must be thinking now—some years ago we had a thread in which people said they would never fly them and the 60 Minutes hit piece and yet years later they are thriving.

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by n471wn
Sat Aug 03, 2019 4:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The WestJet Thread
Replies: 63
Views: 8060

Re: The WestJet Thread

Today at 15:06Z, WestJet’s first 737 NG, A/C 001 C-FIWS, touched down in Goodyear Arizona. This will be the last flight for this aircraft, as it is scheduled to be parted out. The first flight was from YYC to YEG on May 26th, 2001. Since that first flight, the aircraft has had: • 28,852 flights • 6...

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by n471wn
Fri Aug 02, 2019 11:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The WestJet Thread
Replies: 63
Views: 8060

Re: The WestJet Thread

[threeid][/threeid] It’s done. Grounded as of midnight on the 31st, it will be parted out. This aircraft is going to United Airlines—no indication from them that it is for parts The aircraft is being scrapped. https://twitter.com/WestJet/status/1156988224037937152 Other sources are not public. Sorry...

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by n471wn
Fri Aug 02, 2019 4:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The WestJet Thread
Replies: 63
Views: 8060

Re: The WestJet Thread

[threeid][/threeid] She is not being parted out but going to United Airlines! Thought you knew. Did not know that. Up until a few months ago the plan was to part her out. Her return to GECAS has been delayed a couple of months as well, so I’m going off of less than perfect information. I wonder if s...

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by n471wn
Fri Aug 02, 2019 1:31 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The WestJet Thread
Replies: 63
Views: 8060

Re: The WestJet Thread

cumulushumilis wrote:
In other news, 737-700 C-FIWS after 18 years of service finds itself sitting in GYR most likely to be parted out after 62 775 hours and 28852 flights. She’s lived a good life, happy retirement!


She is not being parted out but going to United Airlines! Thought you knew.

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by n471wn
Wed Jul 31, 2019 7:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American extending life of some 757s, A320s, and 737s
Replies: 70
Views: 16364

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

The AA 757s still have some good use in winter for EGE and JAC. Could see some 319s slack freed up for other routes if need be. They clearly need the capacity until the max has an end date, so great news for spotters! Love the 757. Airlines need to keep all options open. Similar I think united was ...

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by n471wn
Fri Jul 26, 2019 4:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United beats on 2Q earnings, adding used 737
Replies: 89
Views: 17732

Re: United beats on 2Q earnings, adding used 737

STT757 wrote:
Awesome job! Those 19 737-700s are probably coming from CZ, where many of their used A319s have been sourced. Still holding out hope for a A220 or ERJ195E2 order.


Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro

They are coming from WN!! Not speculation but fact

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by n471wn
Thu Jul 25, 2019 3:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WN to close EWR
Replies: 270
Views: 33687

Re: WN to close EWR

There’s a quid pro quo we’re not seeing here, first the news about the 19 WN 73Gs going to UA comes out and a week later this news. Where has it been proven that the 19 73Gs UA is taking are coming from WN? The posters are speculating. The rumor is those 19 planes are actually coming from China Sou...

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by n471wn
Wed Jul 24, 2019 8:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest Fleet/Network Thread - 2019
Replies: 411
Views: 48798

Re: Southwest Fleet/Network Thread - 2019

The 737-700s are coming to UA not from WN but from lessor AerCap/IFLC with the first being S2-AHC (to be redesignated N13755) from Regent Airways of Bangladesh. UA is indeed getting two 700’s from Regent (the only two they have) but this is a separate deal and has nothing to do with the 19 they are...

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by n471wn
Wed Jul 24, 2019 8:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest Fleet/Network Thread - 2019
Replies: 411
Views: 48798

Re: Southwest Fleet/Network Thread - 2019

sketch wrote:
The 737-700s are coming to UA not from WN but from lessor AerCap/IFLC with the first being S2-AHC (to be redesignated N13755) from Regent Airways of Bangladesh.


My United sources say it is WN and they have the 19 production numbers and the delivery schedule so cannot believe you are right

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by n471wn
Wed Jul 24, 2019 5:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest Fleet/Network Thread - 2019
Replies: 411
Views: 48798

Re: Southwest Fleet/Network Thread - 2019

Well folks truth is stranger than fiction. United Airlines is taking from WN 19 ex Air Tran 700 aircraft with deliveries starting end of this year. United outbid SWA for these GECAS 05-06 builds. Gary cut the deal before the MAX grounding; but can you imagine the PR nightmare that will ensue as SWA ...

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by n471wn
Wed Jul 24, 2019 4:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: N287KB
Replies: 6
Views: 1481

Re: N287KB

Ken Bering passed away 2 weeks ago but not sure this has any relation to the flights

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by n471wn
Wed Jul 24, 2019 3:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet/Network Thread - 2019
Replies: 2073
Views: 363660

Re: United Fleet/Network Thread - 2019

I was one that doubted the 700’s were coming from WN and I was wrong. I am shocked at the deal and even though it was cut before the grounding I do hope that WN has a Plan C—their Plan B did not work.

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by n471wn
Mon Jul 22, 2019 5:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: what's going on with the last new 737-8K2 for KLM
Replies: 93
Views: 19524

Re: what's going on with the last new 737-8K2 for KLM

Will the subject fuselage be scrapped?

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by n471wn
Thu Jul 18, 2019 8:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest Fleet/Network Thread - 2019
Replies: 411
Views: 48798

Re: Southwest Fleet/Network Thread - 2019

N772SW is at the end of it's life cycle. Repair enough to Sale to a 3ed party. But with WN high usage it almost do for a complete Costly overhaul. Cheaper to let it sit and retire at this point. As for MAX related 180 Daily cancellations has stopped now it's on a reduced rerelease schedule. Any can...

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by n471wn
Thu Jul 18, 2019 5:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest Fleet/Network Thread - 2019
Replies: 411
Views: 48798

Re: Southwest Fleet/Network Thread - 2019

They can start by putting N772SW back into service or selling it or trading it; but what a waste as it sits in Victorville. Gary and team bet on an early return of the MAX but apparently have no Plan B. What’s with your fixation on putting 772 back into service.. You call it a fixation and I call i...

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by n471wn
Thu Jul 18, 2019 4:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest Fleet/Network Thread - 2019
Replies: 411
Views: 48798

Re: Southwest Fleet/Network Thread - 2019

They can start by putting N772SW back into service or selling it or trading it; but what a waste as it sits in Victorville. Gary and team bet on an early return of the MAX but apparently have no Plan B.

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by n471wn
Thu Jul 18, 2019 12:19 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United beats on 2Q earnings, adding used 737
Replies: 89
Views: 17732

Re: United beats on 2Q earnings, adding used 737

HP69 wrote:
UA seems to have really figured it out in the last 18 months or so. Good for them.


Agree with you that they are kicking butts while my favorite airline (WN) seems to be floundering by apparently having no Plan B on the Max debacle.

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by n471wn
Wed Jul 17, 2019 9:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet/Network Thread - 2019
Replies: 2073
Views: 363660

Re: United Fleet/Network Thread - 2019

I do not believe these birds are coming from WN. On another UA thread an individual says they are coming from COPA

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by n471wn
Wed Jul 17, 2019 8:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United beats on 2Q earnings, adding used 737
Replies: 89
Views: 17732

Re: United beats on 2Q earnings, adding used 737

On another UA thread someone who said they had “inside sources” said the 737-700 aircraft were coming from WN which never made any sense to me.

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by n471wn
Sun Jul 14, 2019 1:25 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United 757-200 hard landing at EWR
Replies: 166
Views: 40110

Re: United 757-200 hard landing at EWR

Sad to see a plane lost to parts and scrap, but most important is that there were no injuries or deaths. This kinda reminds me of the WN 737 at LGA a few years also that did a similar nose heavy landing. It too got parted/scrapped out if I recall correctly. I also recall the pilots were quite heavi...

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by n471wn
Sat Jul 13, 2019 7:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Former Southwest 737-300 en route to Tampa
Replies: 22
Views: 6162

Re: Former Southwest 737-300 en route to Tampa

But is it still there?

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by n471wn
Sat Jul 13, 2019 3:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Former Southwest 737-300 en route to Tampa
Replies: 22
Views: 6162

Re: Former Southwest 737-300 en route to Tampa

Saw an older Southwest 737 at Opa-Locka, Florida last week. I’m assuming another retired aircraft being converted or chopped. There are strong rumours , that XTRA AIRWAYS will take delivery of a bunch for their ULCC project. I guess the rumours started with the the registration of N926 XA msn 27926...

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by n471wn
Thu Jul 11, 2019 9:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta announces MD-90 retirement deadline - end 2022
Replies: 102
Views: 13272

Re: Delta announces MD-90 retirement deadline - end 2022

Thank god. I hope the 717 follows soon after. I just don't get replies like this on a website for aviation enthusiasts. I thought we all love aircraft. And the more character they have, the better. I'd go out of my way to fly on the MD-80, MD-90 or B717. A few years ago I actually travelled from Eu...

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by n471wn
Thu Jul 11, 2019 12:43 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Former Southwest 737-300 en route to Tampa
Replies: 22
Views: 6162

Re: Southwest 737-300 en route to Tampa

And N638SW flew today from VCV to Iceland with a fuel stop in Portland Maine. Glad to see these 1997 builds find new homes

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by n471wn
Sat Jul 06, 2019 3:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Help Wanted: UAL Honolulu 747 Accident
Replies: 31
Views: 6964

Re: Help Wanted: UAL Honolulu 747 Accident

77H wrote:
I know someone a UA employee who was working in HNL when this occured. He has shared quite a few details with me that weren't all disclosed to the public. I can ask when I have a chance.

77H


Thank you so much and this is just what I hoped for!

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by n471wn
Sat Jul 06, 2019 3:59 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Help Wanted: UAL Honolulu 747 Accident
Replies: 31
Views: 6964

Re: Help Wanted: UAL Honolulu 747 Accident

Ok now I see your point but I was that of course hoping for a reliable source

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by n471wn
Sat Jul 06, 2019 3:19 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Help Wanted: UAL Honolulu 747 Accident
Replies: 31
Views: 6964

Re: Help Wanted: UAL Honolulu 747 Accident

DualQual wrote:
So a current employee tells you, you don’t believe it, but will take the word of an anonymous internet poster?


Not sure what your point is—-there is no anonymous internet poster. Read my note again.

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by n471wn
Sat Jul 06, 2019 2:44 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Help Wanted: UAL Honolulu 747 Accident
Replies: 31
Views: 6964

Help Wanted: UAL Honolulu 747 Accident

In a very famous accident on 24 February 1989 a United Air 747-100 taking off from HNL had a door open and 9 passengers were sucked out. It was widely reported that most of their bodies were sucked through the #3 engine. I was recently speaking with a current UA Pilot who told me that United elected...

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by n471wn
Wed Jul 03, 2019 5:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Air Lines June 2019 Operating Performance.
Replies: 95
Views: 11099

Re: Delta Air Lines June 2019 Operating Performance.

Thank you DL for releasing these monthly statistics. Sine the first of the year WN elected to not release monthly stats so no way to compare June with other carriers

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by n471wn
Wed Jul 03, 2019 1:12 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest Fleet/Network Thread - 2019
Replies: 411
Views: 48798

Re: Southwest Fleet/Network Thread - 2019

Sadly SWA has done little to make up for the 34 MAX’s that are parked. They have made no plans to secure other aircraft and are not even using their existing fleet wisely. N772SW has been sitting in VCV for 14 months ready to return to service and yet it just sits. This aircraft was not to blame fo...

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by n471wn
Tue Jul 02, 2019 3:41 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest Fleet/Network Thread - 2019
Replies: 411
Views: 48798

Re: Southwest Fleet/Network Thread - 2019

Sadly SWA has done little to make up for the 34 MAX’s that are parked. They have made no plans to secure other aircraft and are not even using their existing fleet wisely. N772SW has been sitting in VCV for 14 months ready to return to service and yet it just sits. This aircraft was not to blame fo...

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by n471wn
Mon Jul 01, 2019 11:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest Fleet/Network Thread - 2019
Replies: 411
Views: 48798

Re: Southwest Fleet/Network Thread - 2019

Sadly SWA has done little to make up for the 34 MAX’s that are parked. They have made no plans to secure other aircraft and are not even using their existing fleet wisely. N772SW has been sitting in VCV for 14 months ready to return to service and yet it just sits. This aircraft was not to blame for...

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by n471wn
Sun Jun 30, 2019 5:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Has SWA started retiring their early NG’s?
Replies: 1
Views: 934

Has SWA started retiring their early NG’s?

I note on Flightaware that SWA’s (and possibly the world’s) highest hour/cycle 737-700 aircraft N700GS has been in MIA for over two weeks. You would think that with the MAX situation SWA would be modifying their retirement plans but perhaps not. Any insights appreciated.

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by n471wn
Thu Jun 06, 2019 8:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 747-400 Passenger Fleet Tracking/Retirements Thread 2019
Replies: 65
Views: 15652

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

[quote="ryanflyer"]Indeed OEB is heading to Tupelo where it will join 3 other ex-United 747s and an ex-TAP A330 coming soon. Not sure if anyone has plans to go visit, but UAM Aero (the company that is doing the recycling work) is holding an aviation day event June 15 and they are offering ...

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by n471wn
Thu Jun 06, 2019 8:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qantas Fleet Thread - 2019
Replies: 266
Views: 57017

Re: Qantas Fleet Thread - 2019

qf789 wrote:
VH-OEB has just departed LAX for TUP


She has landed in TUP and they took her to 45k on her final flight!

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by n471wn
Wed Jun 05, 2019 6:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 747-400 Passenger Fleet Tracking/Retirements Thread 2019
Replies: 65
Views: 15652

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

Does anyone know why OEB flew to LAX rather than to Tupelo? From HD Melbourne Aviation's youtube channel: Last weekend saw the retirement of Qantas' former oldest Boeing 747 in their fleet, VH-OEB. This aircraft is their only 747-400 powered by General Electric's CF6s and is an ex Asiana aircraft. ...

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by n471wn
Wed Jun 05, 2019 4:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 747-400 Passenger Fleet Tracking/Retirements Thread 2019
Replies: 65
Views: 15652

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

Does anyone know why OEB flew to LAX rather than to Tupelo?

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by n471wn
Mon Jun 03, 2019 8:05 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: QF72 Story
Replies: 2
Views: 1154

Re: QF72 Story

Please read the book as well—great story!

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by n471wn
Fri May 31, 2019 6:41 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 737 MAX Service Re-Entry & question.....
Replies: 39
Views: 5574

Re: 737 MAX Service Re-Entry & question.....

Most passengers cannot even tell an A320 from a Boeing 737; so, to tell a 737NG from a 737MAX, I doubt. Isn't it WN or AA that has the safety cards as "737-800/737-MAX8"??? So, nope... WN definitely has safety cards that refer to both models. WN does NOT have safety information cards as &...

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by n471wn
Thu May 30, 2019 9:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 737 MAX Service Re-Entry & question.....
Replies: 39
Views: 5574

Re: 737 MAX Service Re-Entry & question.....

I think a separate thread makes sense since the 2nd quarter MAX grounded... thread has 41 pages of 4-5 guys regurgitating the same stuff over and over again. Boeing screwed up, and badly so, but I'm actually looking forward to MAX flying again and I wouldn't mind reading about something positive, l...

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by n471wn
Wed May 15, 2019 1:33 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest Cancellations
Replies: 1
Views: 938

Re: Southwest Cancellations

This is sad to hear and yet they have N772SW still sitting at VCV ready to fly. I know it is only one aircraft but they need every aircraft they can fly.

Why they have any hesitation after 13 months when the problem was an engine and not the frame is simply inexplicable!!!

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by n471wn
Tue May 07, 2019 12:41 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest Fleet/Network Thread - 2019
Replies: 411
Views: 48798

Re: Southwest Fleet/Network Thread - 2019

No way is the MAX going to be flying in August—each day the news gets worse and the FAA will be overly cautious

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by n471wn
Mon May 06, 2019 3:03 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Something wrong with Boeing's safety culture?
Replies: 293
Views: 35583

Re: Something wrong with Boeing's safety culture?

I am a huge Boeing fan but the news just keeps getting worse everyday including today. I have not seen one person from Boeing held publicly responsible for these many misses on the MAX. No one has been fired or reassigned or put on leave that I am aware of. I think it is time for someone to fall on ...

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by n471wn
Sat Apr 20, 2019 4:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: jetBlue's Oakland Experiment
Replies: 48
Views: 7690

Re: jetBlue's Oakland Experiment

WN actually uses 3 gates in Terminal 1—3, 4 and 6. I fly out of Oakland exclusively for my domestic flights and only go to SFO when I have no other choice. Oakland’s Terminal 1 remains a disappointment in several areas starting with the food choices which are embarrassingly spartan. Years ago they h...

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by n471wn
Thu Apr 18, 2019 3:35 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Can the secondary market absorb Jet Airways B737NG if they are repossessed?
Replies: 69
Views: 11545

Re: Can the secondary market absorb Jet Airways B737NG if they are repossessed?

I would think that Southwest could be in the market for maybe up to 10/15 of the -800's...and possibly the -700's …. though those would come from the lessors probably. They are in need of something to cover the loss of the 35 MAX8 You would think this would be the case but WN does strange things so...

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by n471wn
Sat Apr 13, 2019 12:53 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WN putting the MAX8 in storage at Victorville,Ca.
Replies: 226
Views: 47959

Re: WN putting the MAX8 in storage at Victorville,Ca.

Where is N772SW? It was stored at VCV as well

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by n471wn
Fri Apr 05, 2019 11:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest customers unhappy about growing cancellations
Replies: 78
Views: 13174

Re: Southwest customers unhappy about growing cancellations

Tough to see my favorite airline mismanaging this crisis. It is obvious to all that this grounding will be many months. There are 160 737-800’s in storage including many that are less than 5 years old. SWA needs to make some deals and fast to preserve their brand. And they need to put N772SW back in...

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by n471wn
Mon Apr 01, 2019 2:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Which boneyards have DL been sending their retired MD-88s?
Replies: 21
Views: 3912

Re: Which boneyards have DL been sending their retired MD-88s?

leoben wrote:
Newark727 wrote:
San Bernardino, CA (SBD) has received a number of Delta MD-88s and MD-90s, though I don't think it has all of them.


Also some 717s and at least one 757.




Delta has not scrapped any 717’s. They do have 3 in storage.

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