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by American 767
Sat Aug 08, 2020 2:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Airlines Network Thread - 2020
Replies: 1468
Views: 210741

Re: American Airlines Network Thread - 2020

IF JFK/LAX/SFO would lose the 321T it would be gone for good. No other route could support that a/c as configured. I don't see JFK-LAX/SFO loosing the A321T anytime soon, even if we are in Covid pandemic, because there is a still lot of business traffic between JFK and LAX/SFO, especially LAX. I do...

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by American 767
Tue Jul 28, 2020 1:16 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Airlines 767 Cabins Since Delivery
Replies: 185
Views: 34942

Re: American Airlines 767 Cabins Since Delivery

The mixture of the blue and light gray seats in Y Class was typical on American during the 80s. By the early 90s, even the late 80s, most aircraft if not all aircraft on American had an all blue upholstery in Y Class. First time I flew on a 757 with American was in 1990 when the airplane was all new...

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Nice videos. Thank you for posting. Always a pleasure to look at airline videos from the past.

BN747 wrote:
Part 2 - The Twin Stripe Livery (Hollow & Solid Titles)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fKVUINSv3uk
BN747


That one is called the Tylenol livery.

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by American 767
Sat Jul 04, 2020 5:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Airlines Network Thread - 2020
Replies: 1468
Views: 210741

Re: American Airlines Network Thread - 2020

AA also has a hub at DCA in addition to JFK, LGA, PHL, CLT, MIA, ORD, DFW, PHX, and LAX. AA will also likely keep nonstop service out of DCA to some non-AA hub destinations BOS is one of them, for sure. DCA-BOS is even flown with mainline equipment mostly A319. Another one is STL, if not mainline a...

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by American 767
Wed Jul 01, 2020 2:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Airlines Network Thread - 2020
Replies: 1468
Views: 210741

Re: American adds more Asia to SEA, and other long-haul changes

TheZ wrote:
Excited to see what the future holds for AA at SEA.


Tough for Delta.

TheZ wrote:
I wonder how the flight to Bangalore will do.


We'll see. It'll be on sometimes next year in 2021. I'm sure that one will be a 787.

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by American 767
Mon Jun 22, 2020 5:54 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: More 'Active' DC-8s than A380s
Replies: 22
Views: 6774

Re: More 'Active' DC-8s than A380s

m007j wrote:
So when the last A380 is retired, will their crews fly home on a DC-8? :duck:


(It's a joke, I know most DC-8s are freighters, most A380s are in Europe/China and no DC-8 flies there, yada yada)


Same joke as when, years ago, we were talking about Northwest DC-9s flying forever.

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by American 767
Sat May 30, 2020 11:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Is American really done with the 757?
Replies: 54
Views: 10142

Re: Is American really done with the 757?

Loved the 757 out of SNA. But it’s been a long time. Yes, there was a time when SNA was 757 heaven. I remember. That was probably because the runways layout would allow small aircraft not to be disturbed by 757 wake turbulence. I flew on one from JFK to SNA R/T back in 2003, when American was flyin...

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by American 767
Sat May 30, 2020 9:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Is American really done with the 757?
Replies: 54
Views: 10142

Re: Is American really done with the 757?

ltbewr wrote:
At least most of these ex-AA 757's will live on plying the cargo routes. Who has bought them by away ?


I'm sure Icelandair would be interested, whether for pax hauling or conversion to cargo.

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by American 767
Sat May 30, 2020 4:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Is American really done with the 757?
Replies: 54
Views: 10142

Re: Is American really done with the 757?

I am sure that if demand picks up American will reintroduce the 757 in its fleet, maybe not the LUS ones but at least the LAA ones. Specifically, the AA press release said it was 'accelerating the retirement' of the 757, not that it was done - as was the case with the 767s. http://news.aa.com/news/...

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by American 767
Sat May 30, 2020 4:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Is American really done with the 757?
Replies: 54
Views: 10142

Is American really done with the 757?

Are they really? I know they have been removed from service because of the Covid-19 situation but they are probably kept in storage, as opposed to leaving the fleet for ever. The 767s are gone, yes that we know. That's understandable because their retirement was scheduled to be this year anyway, nex...

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by American 767
Mon May 11, 2020 4:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: "Permanent" Aircraft Retirement
Replies: 26
Views: 4619

Re: "Permanent" Aircraft Retirement

When an airline reintroduces an aircraft that it previously retired, this is usually done through a merger with another airline. For example Delta, they retired their original DC-9s in 1993 and reintroduced the type 15 or 16 years later through the merger with Northwest. I'm not talking about the MD...

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by American 767
Tue Apr 28, 2020 4:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The future of Skyteam - is there any?
Replies: 67
Views: 10803

Re: The future of Skyteam - is there any?

SAA was never a member of One World, although there was a time when AA and SA did codeshare on US-South Africa flights but that was in the mid 90s before the One World alliance was founded. SAA went to Star. Interesting. I wonder... Do you know if that Codeshare was before during or after that IAD-...

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by American 767
Mon Apr 27, 2020 9:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The future of Skyteam - is there any?
Replies: 67
Views: 10803

Re: The future of Skyteam - is there any?

While alliances have definitely waned in importance from the early days of the '00s, I'm not sure why you believe one is at any more/less risk than the other two. I too question why Skyteam is singled out. OneWorld has lost SAA. All three alliances will have surviving US and European partners. The ...

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by American 767
Mon Apr 27, 2020 7:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: KL Takes Into Account Possibility of AFKL Breakup
Replies: 208
Views: 23666

Re: KL Takes Into Account Possibility of AFKL Breakup

Then what would happen to Transavia? Would they remain a subsidiary of AF or KL? Probably KL. Because I believe that Transavia was Dutch originally. It's like when a mother and a father divorce, the child is kept in custody at the mother and is allowed to see the father a limited time only as per th...

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by American 767
Fri Apr 24, 2020 7:53 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Why would B738 be limited to FL250?
Replies: 15
Views: 4249

Re: Why would B738 be limited to FL250?

Back in 2004 I flew on an MD-80 with American from DFW to LGA. We cruised at FL 250, yes only 25000ft. I think that the reason for that must have been high head winds at higher flight levels. Well this was 16 years ago, I barely remember.

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by American 767
Fri Apr 24, 2020 7:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA Fleet Updates - 2020
Replies: 1118
Views: 182370

Re: AA Fleet Updates - 2020

Might want to keep it available for a last minute cargo op Could there be an operational/staffing reason to keep at least one A330 flying to allow pilots to maintain their rating? Especially if the fleet will be carried forward after this crisis. One aircraft doing Int'l cargo flights or domestic t...

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by American 767
Wed Apr 01, 2020 4:10 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA Fleet Updates - 2020
Replies: 1118
Views: 182370

Re: AA Fleet Updates - 2020

The 757-200 is still in the schedule for MIA-EGE in January 2021. Wasn't the official announcement retiring them by May 2021? They have not updated their schedule for aircraft just frequencies. Yes summer of 2021 They are now going sooner than 2021. I'll be curious if they can still fly that route ...

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by American 767
Tue Mar 17, 2020 3:59 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Did UA ever serve CDG with the 747?
Replies: 5
Views: 1679

Re: Did UA ever serve CDG with the 747?

Yes they did. I remember one day, in the summer of 1993, I was on a train going from Brussels to Paris and when passing by the CDG area on the way to the train station in the city I spotted a United 747 taking off, a Classic one not sure if it was a 100 or a 200, in the Saul Bass livery. It was goin...

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by American 767
Mon Mar 16, 2020 5:06 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: What was the first NW plane to wear the Bowling Shoe colors?
Replies: 15
Views: 2546

Re: What was the first NW plane to wear the Bowling Shoe colors?

It was a DC-9 as far as I can remember, not sure which series. This was in 1989. I remember spotting in a paper magazine (at that time Internet did not exist) a picture of a Northwest DC-9 in the then new livery. On the other hand, when the first 747-400 and the first A320 were delivered, both in 19...

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by American 767
Sun Mar 15, 2020 11:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Airlines Network Thread - 2020
Replies: 1468
Views: 210741

Re: American Airlines Network Thread - 2020

What is going to happen with all the PHL 767s transatlantic routes? Replaced by the 788s that were supposed to operate to Asia. And A330s I would presume, unless they need those on hub to hub domestic routes. And at that point I would imagine that the 757s will be flying on domestic runs for the la...

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by American 767
Sun Mar 15, 2020 9:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA Fleet Updates - 2020
Replies: 1118
Views: 182370

Re: AA Fleet Updates - 2020

American Airlines is grounding 135 WIDEBODY aircraft... if you count the 763s, there are currently 139 widebody aircraft in AA’s fleet, meaning only 4 widebody aircraft will be in service to fly the only three long-haul routes that will be served: DFW-LHR/NRT and MIA-LHR. Does that means they are p...

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by American 767
Sun Mar 15, 2020 6:03 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA Fleet Updates - 2020
Replies: 1118
Views: 182370

Re: AA Fleet Updates - 2020

American Airlines is grounding 135 WIDEBODY aircraft... if you count the 763s, there are currently 139 widebody aircraft in AA’s fleet, meaning only 4 widebody aircraft will be in service to fly the only three long-haul routes that will be served: DFW-LHR/NRT and MIA-LHR. Does that means they are p...

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by American 767
Sat Mar 07, 2020 4:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 767 Production/Activity Thread - 2020
Replies: 91
Views: 22733

Re: Boeing 767 Production/Activity Thread - 2020

According following link Cargojet Airways is adding more 767 freighters and is keeping IAI busy with several P-F conversions. 767-244ER(BDSF), L/N 815, C/N 30431, VT-BAQ, ex UTair, converted TLV March 13th 2019 - Jan 24th 2020, re-registered C-FHCJ 767-244ER(BDSF), L/N 811, C/N 30430, VT-BAB, ex UT...

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by American 767
Tue Mar 03, 2020 5:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Airlines Network Thread - 2020
Replies: 1468
Views: 210741

Re: American Airlines Network Thread - 2020

Also, the 787-9 will be coming from LAX as AA200 meaning there are 5 daily E-175s and 1 daily 789 on LAX-SEA... That's definitely a weird mix... We'll see if that sticks once the Fall schedule gets finalized, or if they decide to add some other mainline aircraft into the mix. That'll depend if the ...

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by American 767
Fri Feb 28, 2020 4:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Airlines Network Thread - 2020
Replies: 1468
Views: 210741

Re: American Airlines Network Thread - 2020

Comair is based in South Africa, part of it’s ops serve as a franchisee of BA in South Africa, operating flights within South Africa and to neighboring countries. Their planes are painted in BA colors and staff wear BA uniforms. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Interesting. That could definitely ...

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by American 767
Thu Feb 27, 2020 4:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Will JAL order the 777-9?
Replies: 32
Views: 6452

Will JAL order the 777-9?

Hi everyone, There was recently a thread about ANA future widebody fleet, with 777X and additional 787s on order. I am at this point surprised that JAL hasn't ordered the all new 777-9 which just made its maiden flight in Everett WA. Yes I know they have chosen the A350 but, as a long time Boeing cu...

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by American 767
Tue Feb 25, 2020 5:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: ANA orders 20 additional 787s
Replies: 71
Views: 16578

Re: ANA orders 20 additional 787s

Interesting... ANA selects 787-10 for the domestic 772/773 replacement. I'm sure that the 777-300ERs are not going anywhere anytime soon, at least not before 2030. The 787-9 is meant to replace the 772, the oldest of which being now 24, and the 787-10 is meant to replace the 773 non ER like you say...

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by American 767
Sat Feb 15, 2020 4:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Airlines Network Thread - 2020
Replies: 1468
Views: 210741

Re: American Airlines Network Thread - 2020

so does this make BOS and SEA focuses? Im not sure what a 'gateway' is A gateway means a specific point from which many flights depart to a specific part of the world. For example MIA is the gateway to South America, LAX is the gateway to Asia, and JFK was, at some point the gateway to Europe. Now ...

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by American 767
Thu Feb 13, 2020 6:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AS to join OneWorld / AA to make SEA an Intl gateway
Replies: 1192
Views: 134228

Re: AS to join OneWorld / AA to make SEA an Intl gateway

B6 feels so isolated now. Yes, but they have grown so big compared to what they were 20 years ago when they started. JetBlue is now a major player in the United States, with American, Delta, Southwest and United. I see JetBlue merging with Frontier, that would increase JetBlue's presence on the Wes...

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by American 767
Thu Feb 13, 2020 6:08 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Jet2 drunk passenger jailed.
Replies: 60
Views: 5841

Re: Jet2 drunk passenger jailed.

What aircraft type does the RAF scramble there? I'm assuming Typhoons Or Tornados. Anyway, back to the inflight incident. I have heard of other stories of passengers trying to open doors in mid flight but has that really ever happened? I don't think so, maybe it did but not as far as I know. Becaus...

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by American 767
Tue Feb 11, 2020 7:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JetBlue turns 20
Replies: 88
Views: 8712

Re: JetBlue turns 20 today.

USAirKid wrote:
deltacto wrote:
Did jetBlue fly out of T6 when they first started service at JFK?


Yup. The old Sundrome.


Where TWA used to be.

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by American 767
Sat Feb 08, 2020 11:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Icelandair reiterates interest in potential Airbus order
Replies: 79
Views: 18775

Re: Icelandair reiterates interest in potential Airbus order

A lot of airlines are choosing the A321NEO/NEOLR to replace their 757s, all of which are more than 15 years old now. I see Icelandair choosing the A321NEO to replace their 757s, in...I would say the middle of the 20s. Even before the grounding of the MAX, ordering it was a mistake. Icelandair should...

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by American 767
Thu Jan 23, 2020 10:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA Reports Q4 2019/Full Year Earnings
Replies: 55
Views: 9145

Re: AA Reports Q4 2019/Full Year Earnings

I just hope this translates into a more reliable and CONSISTENT product/experience for passengers. The product is already consistently terrible, so AA has that down. Not at all true. I've had nothing but excellent flights with AA for years. The last "disappointment" with AA was shortly af...

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by American 767
Wed Jan 15, 2020 4:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA launching BOS to 3 new cities
Replies: 88
Views: 16313

Re: AA launching BOS to 3 new cities

USAirALB wrote:
I also don't see BOS-CDG resuming either.


It could happen again, if not all year long at least during peak summer season. If they ever resume flying BOS-CDG, that flight will be an A321NeoLR. They are probably waiting to have enough of them before resuming that flight.

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by American 767
Tue Jan 14, 2020 4:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA launching BOS to 3 new cities
Replies: 88
Views: 16313

Re: AA launching BOS to 3 new cities

Good to see American rebuilding BOS, well not a hub but at least a focus city. It'll be interesting to see how Jet Blue will react to this. Will Jet Blue also try to sneak in as well on that market? Delta is already flying BOS-RDU at least 4x daily! And what about relaunching BOS-STL? Would that wor...

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by American 767
Wed Jan 08, 2020 4:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Airlines Network Thread - 2020
Replies: 1468
Views: 210741

Re: American Airlines Network Thread - 2020

AA will likely need to order the A220-300, A319neo, A320neo, 737 MAX 7, or similar size aircraft at some point to replace the A319 and A320 planes currently in its fleet. Which of the following is more likely for AA for an A319/A320 replacement order: A220-300, A319neo, A320neo, or 737 MAX 7? 737MA...

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by American 767
Sat Jan 04, 2020 5:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Airlines Network Thread - 2020
Replies: 1468
Views: 210741

Re: American Airlines Network Thread - 2020

I don’t understand why AA operated BOS-PAR for so long, yet never considered PHX-PAR. BOS is not a hub or even focus city, while PHX is a major AA hub. Also, PHX is barely a smaller city than BOS so it’s not like BOS getting LIS service on DL but SLC not. True, BOS is not a major hub for AA but the...

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by American 767
Fri Jan 03, 2020 8:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA Fleet Updates - 2020
Replies: 1118
Views: 182370

Re: AA Fleet Updates - 2020

The 757 platform is of course a 1-for-1 replacement when it comes to the XLRs. They say now that the last 757 will leave the fleet by the end of 2025. The last ex-US 757 will leave end of 2021, the last LAA 757 will leave end of 2025, just to clarify. I think that they made plans,at this point, to ...

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by American 767
Thu Jan 02, 2020 5:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LAST 757 flights DCA-ATL-DCA ON DL
Replies: 18
Views: 5021

Re: LAST 757 flights DCA-ATL-DCA ON DL

I recall the days when Delta flew LGA-ATL-LGA multiple times daily on the 757. I flew on one from ATL to LGA back in 2009. Now it's mostly A321. I don't think LGA sees the 757 anymore, correct me if I'm wrong about that. Speaking about DCA, I also remember way back in 1987 spotting a then brand new ...

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by American 767
Thu Jan 02, 2020 5:00 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Year 2019 in review
Replies: 4
Views: 736

Year 2019 in review

Happy New Year everyone. This being my first post for 2020, I would like to post a general review of the year 2019 in aviation. - 737MAX grounded worldwide. - Airbus announces the end of the A380 production line. - KLM is first airline to celebrate 100th anniversary. - BA unveils retro liveries to c...

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by American 767
Mon Dec 30, 2019 5:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Fast Congo L410 runway excursion while landing at Kamina (DRC) on Dec. 28th 2019
Replies: 10
Views: 1883

Re: Air Fast Congo L410 runway excursion while landing at Kamina (DRC) on Dec. 28th 2019

The aircraft seems to be damaged beyond economical repair, but at least no one got hurt, not even minor injuries. That's the main thing.

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by American 767
Fri Dec 27, 2019 6:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Can Boeing make a great come back in 2020?
Replies: 211
Views: 28810

Re: Can Boeing make a great come back in 2020?

How about a few more orders for 748Fs? That would be nice, especially for the 747 production line. Keep the Queen going on an on.

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by American 767
Wed Dec 18, 2019 8:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA Fleet Updates - 2019
Replies: 993
Views: 186837

Re: AA Fleet Updates - 2019

Are all the NEOs ETOPS designated? I could see AA just designating the first batch as ETOPS to have maximum flexibility with them, but not the later batches as to not incur extra expense. I highly doubt they’d do that again. It would be a waste and cause issues when it came to fleet flexibility. Th...

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by American 767
Wed Dec 18, 2019 4:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Airlines Network Thread - 2019
Replies: 934
Views: 165122

Re: AA Extends ORD-BCN/ATH, DFW-FCO, PHL-LIS/PRG

Let’s try this again then because I wasn’t allowed to have LHR-PDX in the earlier thread. http://news.aa.com/news/news-details/2019/Bigger-Better-and-More-Connected-American-Atlantic-Joint-Business-Partners-Announce-New-LondonPortland-Route-NET-ALP/default.aspx ORD-BCN extended once again to Novemb...

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by American 767
Wed Dec 11, 2019 9:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Confirmed: Emirates cancels 6 77W and 24 777X; additional 11 777X are subject to reconfirmation
Replies: 62
Views: 19012

Re: Emirates may reduce 777X if situation continues

76er wrote:
And all those 747F won’t live forever.


The -8F still has a lot of time left. Boeing is still making it. The -8i maybe not anymore, but the 8F yes.

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by American 767
Tue Dec 10, 2019 7:38 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: American removes "coming soon" for new London Flagship Lounge
Replies: 2
Views: 681

Re: American removes "coming soon" for new London Flagship Lounge

The LHR FlAAgship lounge is now featured in the "Other premium lounges" section. I don't know when it was finished and ready to receive customers, but I flew through LHR back in August of this year and I had access to the Premium lounge. Very nice lounge. It's in Terminal 3 as you probably...

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by American 767
Mon Dec 09, 2019 8:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The saga of AA431
Replies: 26
Views: 7320

Re: The saga of AA431

Just listened to AA431 land at IAD. Nothing unusual about the landing. No emergency or anything. Can the passengers, at least those whose final destination is DCA and without checked luggage, get off the plane in IAD and take a bus or rent a car? Or they have to wait till the pilots are cleared to ...

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by American 767
Mon Dec 09, 2019 6:42 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Would you rather fly 747 or 777
Replies: 39
Views: 2142

Re: Would you rather fly 747 or 777

747 because the queens days are numbered, and I'll be able to fly 777s for another 30-40 years. Me too I would pick a 747 for that reason. However, I flew on an American 777-300ER for the first time ever from LHR to JFK last Summer and I was happy. I picked that one although I would have preferred ...

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by American 767
Fri Dec 06, 2019 10:40 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Only one 747-300 operating?
Replies: 8
Views: 3611

Re: Only one 747-300 operating?

According to planespotters.net https://www.planespotters.net/production-list/Boeing/747/747-300?p=2 https://www.planespotters.net/airframe/Boeing/747/EW-465TQ-Transaviaexport-Cargo-Airline/ZyLkFDGQ EW-465TQ is the only 747-300 in service. It was the last one that was built, in 1990, for Sabena. MSN...

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by American 767
Wed Dec 04, 2019 5:00 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Highest altitude scheduled flight?
Replies: 14
Views: 2308

Re: Highest altitude scheduled flight?

Concorde Yes. Concorde. 60000ft, an altitude at which you start seeing the earth's curvature with the sky above you getting dark. It must be fabulous to see the earth from 60000ft. Now that Concorde doesn't fly anymore, you won't get to experience that unless you are a pilot in the military or an a...

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