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by SXDFC
Fri Aug 23, 2019 6:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SAS new livery?
Replies: 54
Views: 18901

Re: SAS new livery?

When is their A350 supposed to go in for paint?

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by SXDFC
Fri Aug 23, 2019 5:34 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA Fleet Updates - 2019
Replies: 720
Views: 121175

Re: AA Fleet Updates - 2019

How often does AA repaint their planes? I’d imagine some of the first batch of planes to get the current paint job are about due for a fresh repaint? Lastly, I apologize for asking again, is there any pictures of the 321 oasis mod? I’ve flown on the 738 oasis and is it me or the bins a tad different...

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by SXDFC
Thu Aug 15, 2019 2:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest, a stalwart Boeing 737 MAX customer, eyes other jets
Replies: 205
Views: 31207

Re: Southwest, a stalwart Boeing 737 MAX customer, eyes other jets

For the people who think this is WNs way of getting Boeing to produce a better discount, etc, you’re wrong.. This isn’t the WN of yesterday, and the current MAX grounding exposed a somewhat “Achilles heel” of operating with only one aircraft type. IMHO within the next 5-10 years you will see another...

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by SXDFC
Thu Aug 15, 2019 6:56 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: 737-MAX9 Door Plug Questions
Replies: 1
Views: 1061

737-MAX9 Door Plug Questions

Hello All: As we all know the 737-900ER/ 737-9MAX has the option for the extra door or door plug with larger window. If an airline does not need that additional exit, why does it have a door plug instead of just the regular window layout (what the 737-900has). Also, is it possible to remove the wind...

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by SXDFC
Wed Aug 14, 2019 9:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 9W 77W @ MCI 08/14/2019
Replies: 4
Views: 1234

9W 77W @ MCI 08/14/2019

Saw on my friends Instagram a picture of a 9W 77W which looks to have an Austrian registration and flag on it? However according to his post, all the info on it was blocked. Anyone else have any more info on it?

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by SXDFC
Mon Aug 12, 2019 8:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airliners Past: M.E.A. receives their 1st Boeing 747
Replies: 17
Views: 4140

Re: Airliners Past: M.E.A. receives their 1st Boeing 747

Now that is some awesome footage. Was this the last time MEA received a brand new Boeing A/C?

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by SXDFC
Sat Aug 10, 2019 11:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA A350 Possible Damage
Replies: 36
Views: 16566

Re: BA A350 Possible Damage

Without a doubt a sensationalist title (Twitter), this kinda thing happens all the time. People wouldn’t repost nor care if it said “flap overspeed inspection,” however they would care, repost, etc with the title “Brand new A350 damaged.”

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by SXDFC
Fri Aug 09, 2019 4:49 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA Fleet Updates - 2019
Replies: 720
Views: 121175

Re: AA Fleet Updates - 2019

I don't understand why AA leaves an asset such as A321-231, N114NN, (left wing dragging aircraft at JFK) in storage, rather than making a decision to repair it or scrap it. Does anyone know if is under research concerning what it will take to restore it to service? Seems like a lot of invested mone...

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by SXDFC
Thu Aug 08, 2019 9:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: MAX-style winglets on 737NGs?
Replies: 29
Views: 5466

Re: MAX-style winglets on 737NGs?

Just out of curiosity, could the MAX winglets fit on an NG wing?

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by SXDFC
Sat Aug 03, 2019 10:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A220 sales tour and sales campaigns, 2019
Replies: 77
Views: 9342

Re: A220 sales tour and sales campaigns, 2019

Southwest is rumored to be discussing the A220. WN is also rumored to be looking for a better deal from Boeing in the future by “discussing” something they’re 99 percent unlikely to do. Unless and this is a big unless, a new era at WN is about to dawn. Few months ago they did make a trip to kick th...

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by SXDFC
Tue Jul 30, 2019 6:06 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Delivery/Production Thread - 2019
Replies: 386
Views: 107426

Re: Boeing 737MAX Delivery/Production Thread - 2019

What ever happened to the 737-10 fuselage?

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by SXDFC
Mon Jul 29, 2019 5:03 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The WestJet Thread
Replies: 67
Views: 8828

Re: The WestJet Thread

Anyone know when they will be repainting their current 737s in the new livery?

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by SXDFC
Sun Jul 28, 2019 7:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: TWA 747 Interiors (1995-1998) Questions
Replies: 12
Views: 4389

Re: TWA 747 Interiors (1995-1998) Questions

Here are three videos I took walking around the interior of one of their 747s after it was in storage. This was one that was leased from Air France and retired in 1997. https://www.instagram.com/p/BrBN8xWFcUX/ I am one of your followers on IG, and always envied your pictures and videos.. From the l...

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by SXDFC
Sun Jul 28, 2019 1:10 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: TWA 747 Interiors (1995-1998) Questions
Replies: 12
Views: 4389

TWA 747 Interiors (1995-1998) Questions

Hello All:

After reading a TR on this site about a TW 767 trip, I'd like to know if anyone has any pictures of the TWA 747 cabins from 1995-1998. I believe the new TWA long haul interiors came out around 1995, and am curious as to how many if any TWA 747s did receive the new Trans World One,etc?

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by SXDFC
Fri Jul 26, 2019 6:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alaska Airlines 2nd quarter financial results
Replies: 65
Views: 7960

Re: Alaska Airlines 2nd quarter financial results

Didn't they inherit the NEO orders from Virgin America? Perhaps with the MAX issues, they will still continue to take them?

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by SXDFC
Thu Jul 25, 2019 2:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WN to close EWR
Replies: 270
Views: 34026

Re: WN to close EWR

Once again.. ISP makes money for WN, along with the fact that they have a terminal they built in which the lease doesn’t expire till 2024.. A LOT could happen in 4-5 years, hopefully for WN it means that they’ll be flying a heavily discounted 737MAX in there. As far as the 19 -700s going to UA.. Loo...

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by SXDFC
Thu Jul 25, 2019 1:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WN to close EWR
Replies: 270
Views: 34026

Re: WN to close EWR

STT757 wrote:
Surprised they’re not dropping ISP.


Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro


ISP continues to be profitable and has good load factors.. Also their lease expires in 2024 in the terminal they built..

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by SXDFC
Sun Jul 21, 2019 11:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Delivery/Production Thread - 2019
Replies: 386
Views: 107426

Re: Boeing 737MAX Delivery/Production Thread - 2019

Anyone know when the first TAROM 737MAX will roll out?

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by SXDFC
Sat Jul 20, 2019 8:07 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Austrian to get 6 of the planned 10 A320s earlier than announced
Replies: 38
Views: 6902

Re: Austrian to get 6 of the planned 10 A320s earlier than announced

Will these A320s replace older A320s?

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by SXDFC
Thu Jul 18, 2019 4:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest Fleet/Network Thread - 2019
Replies: 415
Views: 50266

Re: Southwest Fleet/Network Thread - 2019

n471wn wrote:
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..

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by SXDFC
Mon Jul 15, 2019 5:30 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Boeing website updated to match FR's Boeing 737MAX200 rename
Replies: 116
Views: 6339

Re: 737-8200?

Using Ryanair or LCC logic.. +25.00 for a seat +75.00 checked in bag +5.00 boarding pass fee +20.00 food fee +25.00 bin space fee + 30.00 airplane fee (because of delays, Boeing will only charge 30.00 an airplane) +10.00 bathroom fee + 10.00 oxygen fee Total: 200.00 737it will cost 200.00 to fly on ...

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by SXDFC
Sat Jul 13, 2019 8:01 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: American’s Flagship Business: What’s next?
Replies: 17
Views: 1517

Re: American’s Flagship Business: What’s next?

I’ve been kinda curious about this, and figured it’s better to ask this here instead of its own thread. When will American update its A321T product? Will they eventually replace this with the 321NEO?

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by SXDFC
Mon Jul 08, 2019 5:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Cubana Questions
Replies: 6
Views: 1860

Cubana Questions

Last week I passed through Havana, Cuba and taxied past of what looked to be the entire fleet of Cubana all parked around the hangar. I’ve also come across a very recent picture of a brand new ATR72-600 for them. What’s the current plan for Cubana? Do they still fly? Since they are getting the ATRs,...

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by SXDFC
Fri Jul 05, 2019 6:35 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: United 738 Designations
Replies: 15
Views: 2716

Re: United 738 Designations

How many of the -800s have the sky interior? I believe UA switched their MAX order from the -8 to the -9 right? I’d imagine most of the -800s have a good decade before a replacement is due?

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by SXDFC
Wed Jul 03, 2019 6:12 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Interesting view of KTEB ...
Replies: 5
Views: 1320

Re: Interesting view of KTEB ...

Unable

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by SXDFC
Wed Jul 03, 2019 4:30 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest Fleet/Network Thread - 2019
Replies: 415
Views: 50266

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 SXDFC
Tue Jul 02, 2019 9:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest Fleet/Network Thread - 2019
Replies: 415
Views: 50266

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 SXDFC
Sun Jun 23, 2019 3:27 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest Airlines retro jet?
Replies: 20
Views: 3683

Re: Southwest Airlines retro jet?

N711 and N714 are the two retro jets.. N714 is rumored to be repainted into the heart livery if or when it gets repainted.. Since these two are the older of the 700s in the fleet, they’re likely to be leaving in the next few years. I thought we had a 3rd. But it might have been painted. A/C 792 was...

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by SXDFC
Sat Jun 22, 2019 4:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest Airlines retro jet?
Replies: 20
Views: 3683

Re: Southwest Airlines retro jet?

N711 and N714 are the two retro jets.. N714 is rumored to be repainted into the heart livery if or when it gets repainted.. Since these two are the older of the 700s in the fleet, they’re likely to be leaving in the next few years.

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by SXDFC
Thu Jun 13, 2019 6:56 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: First Turkish Airlines 787-9 rolls out of final assembly
Replies: 39
Views: 11813

Re: First Turkish Airlines 787-9 rolls out of final assembly

Is it me or they could have spaced out Turkish Airlines a little better?

She still looks good though

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by SXDFC
Tue Jun 11, 2019 4:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ryanair to set up Malta Air
Replies: 61
Views: 9413

Re: Ryanair to set up Malta Air

Will these airplanes wear the 9H regi or will they retain the current EI regi?

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by SXDFC
Tue Jun 11, 2019 3:28 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Delivery/Production Thread - 2019
Replies: 386
Views: 107426

Re: Boeing 737MAX Delivery/Production Thread - 2019

I am sorry if this has been asked before. How come the 900ER, and now 9MAX need a window plug? Why can’t they just make it without one if it doesn’t require a door?

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by SXDFC
Sat Jun 08, 2019 5:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Interesting article on Embraer concepts
Replies: 0
Views: 552

Interesting article on Embraer concepts

https://journalofwonder.embraer.com/glo ... wing-board
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Came across this interesting article on some concept planes that Embraer proposed over the years.

https://journalofwonder.embraer.com/glo ... wing-board

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by SXDFC
Mon Jun 03, 2019 4:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AS Fleet Repaint Thread
Replies: 786
Views: 175030

Re: Alaska Airlines repaints Airbus fleet

Do we know the fate of 493? Is she now wearing the regular colors?

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by SXDFC
Sun Jun 02, 2019 9:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AS Fleet Repaint Thread
Replies: 786
Views: 175030

Re: Alaska Airlines repaints Airbus fleet

Thanks for the insight..

Do we know when any of the specialty planes will be due for a repaint? I’ve seen a few pics of the “Salmon Thirty Salmon” 800 and the paint still looks good from a distance.

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by SXDFC
Wed May 29, 2019 8:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AS Fleet Repaint Thread
Replies: 786
Views: 175030

Re: Alaska Airlines repaints Airbus fleet

From what I’ve read is that AS didn’t repaint the wings on the Airbus repaints. Will they repaint the wings on the 737 repaints?

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by SXDFC
Wed May 29, 2019 4:23 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: the current korean air safety video is very old
Replies: 19
Views: 1913

Re: the current korean air safety video is very old

“In the event of an emergency, please grab your belongings with you, once in hand place phone in selfie mode and then proceed to film yourself during event, once outside the aircraft post a sensationalist title that will make all media outlets want to use your video, and don’t forget to specify that...

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by SXDFC
Fri May 17, 2019 9:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Turkish Aviation May 2019
Replies: 171
Views: 20372

Re: Turkish Aviation May 2019

With TK switching the color and the font in their updated logos, I wonder when or if we will see this applied to the aircraft? Are there any rumors of this?

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by SXDFC
Thu May 16, 2019 4:02 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: AA Eagle/PSA Pilot Pulled Off Plane Minutes Before Takeoff, Charged in Triple Murder
Replies: 27
Views: 1917

Re: AA Eagle/PSA Pilot Pulled Off Plane Minutes Before Takeoff, Charged in Triple Murder

Congrats to the first cadet for the "Pathway To Prison" (PTP) program.. Wonder how much the sign on bonus will be?

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by SXDFC
Wed May 15, 2019 7:59 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA Fleet Updates - 2019
Replies: 720
Views: 121175

Re: AA Fleet Updates - 2019

Any pics of the retrofitted “Oasis” A321 cabin yet?

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by SXDFC
Tue Apr 30, 2019 2:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Alaska Airlines Special Livery
Replies: 21
Views: 4248

Re: New Alaska Airlines Special Livery

Does this mean the -900ER will get repainted into the normal livery?

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by SXDFC
Tue Apr 30, 2019 3:09 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Alaska Airlines Special Livery
Replies: 21
Views: 4248

Re: New Alaska Airlines Special Livery

Beautiful livery.. Anyone know why there’s two?

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by SXDFC
Thu Apr 25, 2019 1:10 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Funniest in-flight announcements?
Replies: 44
Views: 3520

Re: Funniest in-flight announcements?

Southwest doesn’t seem to have funny crews anymore. There once was a plane that’s blue, the seats were the same color too, look to your left, look to your right if you get a seat quick we’ll make it out ontime tonight, after you read this, If you only knew , this came from a funny southwest stew th...

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by SXDFC
Sat Apr 13, 2019 4:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest pilots question all-Boeing fleet
Replies: 145
Views: 19753

Re: Southwest pilots question all-Boeing fleet

From what I read, and heard, WN management really likes the A220. As we'd all know it would make a much better 700 replacement than the MAX7. I hate to put it like this, however when the MAX dust parts away and settles, WN will be one of the airlines reaping the benefits especially as its highly lik...

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by SXDFC
Mon Apr 08, 2019 2:39 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: White painted Wings, are they allowed on airliners in the US?
Replies: 22
Views: 3256

White painted Wings, are they allowed on airliners in the US?

Hello All:

LH, along with a few other airlines have painted their wings white. I noticed none of the US airlines haven’t. Is it allowed in the US to completely paint the wings white? Also what colors are typically allowed to be painted on commercial aircraft wings?

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by SXDFC
Fri Apr 05, 2019 11:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: When exactly did AA stop MD-80 service to LAS?
Replies: 11
Views: 1132

Re: When exactly did AA stop MD-80 service to LAS?

I watched this MD80 Lansing while I was on my way home from work.. Thought it was quite awesome to see an AA MD80 here in LAS.. There are also plenty of WN planes wearing canyon blue. I’d imagine you’ll be seeing Canyon Blue for a little while longer..

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by SXDFC
Fri Apr 05, 2019 7:19 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: N410WN with incorrectly painted winglet?
Replies: 17
Views: 3154

Re: N410WN with incorrectly painted winglet?

There could be a number of reasons why it needed a new winglet. N442WN (when in the Spirit livery) was sporting a desert gold winglet for many years. N922WN also had an airTran nose for a short while too. I’ve seen many WN planes sporting mixed parts, and will likely be the normal for quite some tim...

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by SXDFC
Sun Mar 31, 2019 10:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Stored MD90& DC9 @ MSP Info
Replies: 6
Views: 1221

Re: Stored MD90& DC9 @ MSP Info

Thanks for the info guys!

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by SXDFC
Sun Mar 31, 2019 9:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Stored MD90& DC9 @ MSP Info
Replies: 6
Views: 1221

Stored MD90& DC9 @ MSP Info

Hello All:

I was at MSP airport yesterday and saw an all white MD90, and what looked to be a beige colored DC9. I’d imagine the MD90 was an ex Delta frame, however anyone know who the DC9 belonged to?

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