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by SXDFC
Thu May 13, 2021 10:42 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Athens Hellinikon Stand Assignments
Replies: 8
Views: 1166

Re: Athens Hellinikon Stand Assignments

TWA 841 was a rare case of suicide bombing. The culprit was on board and had checked a bag with an improvised bomb. GZM was in the promontory opposite the airport and saw two white TWA 707s (old livery) take off in front of the East Terminal building as both were half-empty and didn’t take all of t...

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by SXDFC
Thu May 13, 2021 3:05 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest Fleet/Network Thread - 2021
Replies: 1762
Views: 213665

Re: Southwest Fleet/Network Thread - 2021

UWPAviation wrote:
Just got back from LAS. Quite a few Max's parked. Are they parked due to the grounding or do they not need them right now?



The two WN MAXs that I at least know of that are parked in LAS are 8800 and 8808, neither of them are ETOPS or part of the ETOPS pegged MAXs in the WN fleet.

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by SXDFC
Wed May 12, 2021 4:38 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Athens Hellinikon Stand Assignments
Replies: 8
Views: 1166

Re: Athens Hellinikon Stand Assignments

I remember reading and seeing pictures that OA had its own terminal, however what did the other airlines use? I also seem to remember that TW had its own equipment and personnel there SXDFC, I can only provide you with one recollection of the old Athens Airport--Hellinikon--from the mid 1970s. I wa...

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by SXDFC
Mon May 10, 2021 8:02 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Athens Hellinikon Stand Assignments
Replies: 8
Views: 1166

Athens Hellinikon Stand Assignments

After reading the other post about the old Kai Tak stand assignments, I figured I'd make a post about the old ATH airport. I remember reading and seeing pictures that OA had its own terminal, however what did the other airlines use? I also seem to remember that TW had its own equipment and personnel...

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by SXDFC
Mon May 10, 2021 4:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest Fleet/Network Thread - 2021
Replies: 1762
Views: 213665

Re: Southwest Fleet/Network Thread - 2021

Updated paint list as of 05/07/2021. From what Ive seen, painting has somewhat resumed. If still interested, Ill gladly re update the list. 167 Planes are left in the "Canyon Blue" livery 563 Planes are painted in the "Heart" livery 2 Planes (711,714) are painted in the "Re...

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by SXDFC
Sat May 08, 2021 6:46 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest Fleet/Network Thread - 2021
Replies: 1762
Views: 213665

Re: Southwest Fleet/Network Thread - 2021

That was prior to us actually attempting to get our approval. When we started attempting to achieve ETOPS approval on the -800s they covered all the ETOPS labels up and they were only uncovered after the approval. The MAX 8’s had the same exact thing happen to them when we started the program, they...

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by SXDFC
Fri May 07, 2021 9:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest Fleet/Network Thread - 2021
Replies: 1762
Views: 213665

Re: Southwest Fleet/Network Thread - 2021

Updated paint list as of 05/07/2021. From what Ive seen, painting has somewhat resumed. If still interested, Ill gladly re update the list. 167 Planes are left in the "Canyon Blue" livery 563 Planes are painted in the "Heart" livery 2 Planes (711,714) are painted in the "Ret...

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by SXDFC
Thu May 06, 2021 3:53 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Jetblue A320 refurbish thread
Replies: 836
Views: 155269

Re: Jetblue A320 refurbish thread

Any plans to retrofit Mint 2.0 as well as the airspace interior onto the older Mint 321s?

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by SXDFC
Tue May 04, 2021 7:00 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Fleet Thread - 2021
Replies: 740
Views: 139776

Re: Delta Fleet Thread - 2021

Recently I flew on N901DN, one of the last batch of brand new -900ERs for Delta. I noticed that this particular plane, along with N903DN didn’t have any Scimitar Winglets. Is there any reason behind this?

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by SXDFC
Thu Apr 22, 2021 4:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest Fleet/Network Thread - 2021
Replies: 1762
Views: 213665

Re: Southwest Fleet/Network Thread - 2021

Saw a picture on FB, looks like N922WN has been repainted into the heart livery. Another plane will get repainted into the Tennessee One livery at another date.

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by SXDFC
Thu Apr 22, 2021 3:32 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Spirit Airlines Discussion Thread - 2021
Replies: 247
Views: 24508

Re: Spirit Airlines Discussion Thread - 2021

Does anyone know when they will get their first A319/321NEO?

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by SXDFC
Tue Apr 20, 2021 11:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alaska Airlines Fleet/Network Thread - 2021
Replies: 980
Views: 114214

Re: Alaska Airlines Fleet/Network Thread - 2021

To my understanding they didn’t even take the paint off the VX. Just painted over it to get the virgin branding gone as quickly as possible to not have to pay Branson They did have to strip the body of the VX paint, the VX paint on most was nearing time to be repainted already. Maybe that was just ...

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by SXDFC
Tue Apr 20, 2021 8:37 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest Fleet/Network Thread - 2021
Replies: 1762
Views: 213665

Re: Southwest Fleet/Network Thread - 2021

According to FR24, 922 has been in GEG since the Apr 13. I’d imagine she’s getting some new paint.

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by SXDFC
Fri Apr 16, 2021 7:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United adding seatback IFE - AVOD to older narrow body aircraft
Replies: 137
Views: 19743

Re: United adding seatback IFE - AVOD to older narrow body aircraft

Does this also mean they might be doing a BSI retrofit on their older 737s?

As someone who works crew on the 737, it’s amazing to see the difference. I’ve worked a 7 year old 737-800 with the BSI, and the pax think it’s a brand new airplane.

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by SXDFC
Tue Apr 06, 2021 5:15 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JAL withdraws all P & W 777's.
Replies: 31
Views: 9423

Re: JAL withdraws all P & W 777's.

When is JAL supposed to get their first A350-1000?

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by SXDFC
Mon Mar 29, 2021 5:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest Orders 100 MAX + 155 Options
Replies: 197
Views: 29743

Re: Southwest Orders 100 MAX + 155 Options

If WN were to get the MAX10, they can still use Four FAs.. It’s only if the seat count is at 201 when they’d need the fifth FA.

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by SXDFC
Wed Mar 24, 2021 6:12 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus extracts more range from A220-300 with further weight increase
Replies: 122
Views: 22081

Re: Airbus A220 Production/Delivery Thread - 2021

I wonder what the new cabin would look like? Why would the cabin change? This is a small range increase. Cabin should continue to be the same. It's nice already Design evolutions; short term max take off weight to increase range, new cabins for Air France and Breeze Apparently part of what Armagnac...

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by SXDFC
Wed Mar 24, 2021 3:25 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus extracts more range from A220-300 with further weight increase
Replies: 122
Views: 22081

Re: Airbus extracts more range from A220-300 with further weight increase

I wonder what the new cabin would look like?

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by SXDFC
Sun Mar 21, 2021 5:25 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 777 Production/Delivery Thread - 2021
Replies: 187
Views: 48317

Re: Boeing 777 Production/Delivery Thread - 2021

How come all the new builds for Aeroflot (aside from the A350) are still in the old livery? I understand about lead times, however its been almost a year (maybe more?) since they launched it. Too bad the A350 isn't wearing the older livery.. IMHO its timeless. The A350 livery is just for the A350. ...

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by SXDFC
Sat Mar 20, 2021 11:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 777 Production/Delivery Thread - 2021
Replies: 187
Views: 48317

Re: Boeing 777 Production/Delivery Thread - 2021

How come all the new builds for Aeroflot (aside from the A350) are still in the old livery? I understand about lead times, however its been almost a year (maybe more?) since they launched it. Too bad the A350 isn't wearing the older livery.. IMHO its timeless.

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by SXDFC
Tue Mar 16, 2021 6:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Airlines Network Thread - 2021
Replies: 1233
Views: 191361

Re: American Airlines Network Thread - 2021

I apologize if this is the wrong thread for this question. Mods please move it if necessary.

How many of the AA A321ceos have sharklets?

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by SXDFC
Mon Mar 15, 2021 1:06 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing nears 737 MAX order from Southwest worth billions
Replies: 239
Views: 43148

Re: Boeing nears 737 MAX order from Southwest worth billions

"How many subfleets does WN have?" 737-700 Rafts 737-700 (Standard W/O Rafts) 737-800 ETOPS (83** tail numbers) 737-800(Standard W/O Rafts 85 & 86** tail numbers) 737-8MAX ETOPS (87** tail numbers) 737-8MAX (Standard W/O Rafts- 88** tail numbers) 737-7MAX (Likely to get ETOPS) I am cur...

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by SXDFC
Sun Mar 14, 2021 2:50 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Fleet Thread - 2021
Replies: 740
Views: 139776

Re: Delta Fleet Thread - 2021

B757Forever wrote:
SXDFC wrote:
Does DL have any planes going through paint right now? I know a few airlines have been repainting a few planes within the last year.


Yes. DL paint lines restarted in January. Aircraft being painted in Peru Indiana and Lake Charles Louisiana.


Do they have any planes in paint right now?

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by SXDFC
Sun Mar 14, 2021 2:05 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Fleet Thread - 2021
Replies: 740
Views: 139776

Re: Delta Fleet Thread - 2021

Does DL have any planes going through paint right now? I know a few airlines have been repainting a few planes within the last year.

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by SXDFC
Sun Feb 28, 2021 6:12 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 737 Max - What Airlines Really Pay
Replies: 84
Views: 12222

Re: 737 Max - What Airlines Really Pay

Well, here's the thing about aircraft lease arrangements; LUV did this in the second quarter, when the Max situation wasn't so great and people were loving the NG's, which were holding their values pretty well.That's kind of an anomaly due to the grounding. Secondly, as long as the terms of the lea...

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by SXDFC
Fri Feb 26, 2021 7:14 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest Fleet/Network Thread - 2021
Replies: 1762
Views: 213665

Re: Southwest Fleet/Network Thread - 2021

If it’s at PAE, chances are it’s being prepped to be returned to the lessor or it’s being sold. I’m not sure whether that tail number is owned or leased. It’s undergoing HMV. Too bad they’re not repainting it.. She needs some new paint badly... Actually come to think of it, with the exception of Ne...

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by SXDFC
Fri Feb 26, 2021 7:04 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 737 Max - What Airlines Really Pay
Replies: 84
Views: 12222

Re: 737 Max - What Airlines Really Pay

If 40.5 and 41 were the actual delta in value between an older NG and a MAX, not much of a case for better engines. How much more do they pay for the same aircraft in ten years time? Does the purchase price increase about 4% a year to keep up with the time-value of money? Well, here's the thing abo...

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by SXDFC
Mon Feb 22, 2021 5:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest Fleet/Network Thread - 2021
Replies: 1762
Views: 213665

Re: Southwest Fleet/Network Thread - 2021

https://flightaware.com/live/flight/N214WN N214WN "Maryland One" was sent to PAE on Friday. What is it doing there? If it’s at PAE, chances are it’s being prepped to be returned to the lessor or it’s being sold. I’m not sure whether that tail number is owned or leased. It’s undergoing HMV...

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by SXDFC
Fri Feb 19, 2021 5:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest maybe considering an Airbus order
Replies: 637
Views: 106302

Re: Southwest maybe considering an Airbus order

Someone mentioned that SWA had no experience with a dual fleet. Twice in the history of SWA they operated Boeing 727s alongside their 737 fleet, and managed to make it work. Looking at the A220 isn’t all about “keeping Boeing honest,” and “getting a better deal out of Boeing,” they’ve actually kicke...

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by SXDFC
Thu Feb 18, 2021 5:07 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Any airlines today with all over polished aluminum ?
Replies: 26
Views: 4041

Re: Any airlines today with all over polished aluminum ?

Older planes with polished aluminum looked great. But today’s generation of aircraft, with all the composite and carbon fiber, wouldn’t look nearly as clean. I believe it was one of the reasons AA chose to get rid of the aluminum finish and introduce their current livery. AA's last batch of 738s (d...

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by SXDFC
Fri Feb 12, 2021 4:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest maybe considering an Airbus order
Replies: 637
Views: 106302

Re: Southwest maybe considering an Airbus order

Pre-Pandemic WN was flying their -700s 12 legs a day.. Which plane is better suited for that kind of flying? The MAX or the A220? I remember seeing the MAX only doing 4 legs, and it was all transcon flying.

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by SXDFC
Thu Feb 11, 2021 7:14 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Fleet Thread - 2021
Replies: 740
Views: 139776

Re: Delta Fleet Thread - 2021

Since Delta still has its paint bay operational, are they still repainting any of their planes in the last few months?

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by SXDFC
Mon Feb 08, 2021 5:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: How Many KLM A/C Are In The New Livery?
Replies: 3
Views: 2122

Re: How Many KLM A/C Are In The New Livery?

KLM Cityhopper: ERJ-175: all 17 new ERJ-190: all 32 new Old livery: 737-700: -BGQ, -BGR, -BGT, -BGX 737-800: -BXG, -BXH, -BXK, -BXL, -BXM, -BXN, -BXV, -BXY, -BCD, -BCE 737-900: none A330-200: -AOB, -AOC, -AOD, -AOE, -AOF, -AON A330-300: -AKD, -AKE, -AKF 777-200: -BQA, -BQB, -BQC, -BQO, -BQP 777-300...

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by SXDFC
Sun Feb 07, 2021 9:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: How Many KLM A/C Are In The New Livery?
Replies: 3
Views: 2122

How Many KLM A/C Are In The New Livery?

Hello All:

A few years back KLM launched a new/ revised livery. Looking through some pictures it seems that a good chunk of their fleet is already in the new livery. Does anyone know the actual count of how many aircraft are in the new livery, and how many they have remaining in the previous livery?

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by SXDFC
Sat Feb 06, 2021 11:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Production/Delivery Thread - 2021
Replies: 341
Views: 83948

Re: Boeing 737MAX Production/Delivery Thread - 2021

AA was the first airline to clear its backlog of frames with final frame N338ST flying away yesterday. N341SV will be the next one to go, but that is a fresh factory build. UA only has 3 left (N27526, N37528, & N17529) WN has 20 left with 2 of those new builds N8703J N8800L N8801Q N8802Q N8803L...

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by SXDFC
Tue Jan 12, 2021 10:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alaska Fleet Repaint Thread - 2021
Replies: 79
Views: 10883

Re: Alaska Fleet Repaint Thread - 2021

I believe N557AS is one of the last -800s in the old scheme.

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by SXDFC
Thu Jan 07, 2021 5:33 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Production/Delivery Thread - 2021
Replies: 341
Views: 83948

Re: Boeing 737MAX Production/Delivery Thread - 2021

WN MAX 8s are N87XX and soon to be N88XX. As someone said, whenever the MAX 7s come online it will be N72XX. Haven't figured out how the end letter is chosen, does seem more are used more than others (like J, L, M, Z, H, etc) From what I understand all the N87** MAXs have provisions for ETOPS and w...

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by SXDFC
Sun Jan 03, 2021 6:01 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Aircraft Repainting In the 60s through 1990s
Replies: 6
Views: 2303

Aircraft Repainting In the 60s through 1990s

I’ve come across a picture of a TWA 747 that looks to be having its paint stripped outside in MCI. This picture was taken in the 70s, and I believe it was the first in the then new “red stripe” scheme. I also came across an old KLM overhaul documentary, which showed the process of applying a compoun...

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by SXDFC
Tue Dec 22, 2020 12:47 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Question about export of MD80s to Iran and sanctions
Replies: 37
Views: 5234

Re: Question about export of MD80s to Iran and sanctions

So what commercial airplanes can Iran Air acquire? Could they technically acquire the parked TG A340-600s? I might be wrong, however I believe that the airplanes must be older than 7 years old right?

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by SXDFC
Mon Dec 21, 2020 11:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Romanian Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 263
Views: 31700

Re: Romanian Aviation Thread - 2020

I look forward to seeing the TAROM 737MAX wearing the same livery as the ATRs.

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by SXDFC
Sun Dec 20, 2020 12:15 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Possible COVID Exposure On LAX-Bound Flight After Passenger Dies
Replies: 60
Views: 9667

Re: Possible COVID Exposure On LAX-Bound Flight After Passenger Dies

“She had stated to everyone that was around us, we all heard, that he tested for COVID last week and that he had symptoms like he had trouble breathing, loss of taste and loss of smell,” Hubbard said. “He was like having a hard time breathing. He didn’t look well at all.” So nine months into a pande...

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by SXDFC
Sat Dec 19, 2020 6:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alaska Fleet Repaint Thread
Replies: 923
Views: 215234

Re: Alaska Fleet Repaint Thread

NameOmitted wrote:
When are we expecting a OneWorld livery?


I am curious with this one too, Almost all of the -800s are repainted except for the specialty planes, looks like all the 900ERs are almost all repainted also. How many One World Planes is the requirement for a fleet?

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by SXDFC
Sat Dec 19, 2020 12:19 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest Fleet/Network Thread - 2020
Replies: 1888
Views: 157676

Re: Southwest Fleet/Network Thread - 2020

On a side note, planespotters lists N905WN, N7716A, and N553WN as having been wfu since Illinois One was withdrawn. I'm a bit surprised 905 was given its another one of the younger 73Gs; does this place Lone Star and Tennessee One in jeopardy, seeing as both are also leased? Someone mentioned a few...

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by SXDFC
Sat Dec 12, 2020 4:47 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Olympic Airways 747s at JFK.
Replies: 19
Views: 3174

Re: Olympic Airways 747s at JFK.

Strangely enough, photos that show OA 747s parked at JFK -any terminal- (that is before 1999 when they were replaced by A340s) do not exist in the photo base. Whatever photos I and my former colleagues can find and upload in our own site show A340s in terminal one. Do you have any in your own files...

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by SXDFC
Thu Dec 10, 2020 6:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A220 Production/Delivery Thread - 2020
Replies: 384
Views: 98999

Re: Airbus A220 Production/Delivery Thread - 2020

Does anyone know the tail numbers of the B6 A220s?

I wish they'd put the "raccoon mask" on the A220s, IMHO would look really nice.

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by SXDFC
Sun Dec 06, 2020 1:47 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest Fleet/Network Thread - 2020
Replies: 1888
Views: 157676

Re: Southwest Fleet/Network Thread - 2020

Between trip reports on YouTube and a recent trip through ATL, I've been surprised to see the number of planes still in Canyon Blue. Obviously, painting has gone on the back burner thanks to COVID, but how many still need repainted? 183/732 planes remain in the Canyon Blue livery. The following are...

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by SXDFC
Sat Dec 05, 2020 8:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Grounding, General Discussion Thread, Q4 2020
Replies: 587
Views: 93225

Re: Boeing 737MAX Grounding, General Discussion Thread, Q4 2020

Does anyone have the breakdown of how many white tail 8s and 9s there are?

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by SXDFC
Sat Dec 05, 2020 5:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest Fleet/Network Thread - 2020
Replies: 1888
Views: 157676

Re: Southwest Fleet/Network Thread - 2020

WN flew LAS-EWR before, and about a decade ago flew ISP-LAS. I used to work the ISP-LAS flight, and now that I live in LAS, it would be great to see my company have a nonstop back to the NYC area.. However flying back and forth on this route a lot, I can see why people would like flying on B6. I fle...

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by SXDFC
Sat Dec 05, 2020 7:48 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest Fleet/Network Thread - 2020
Replies: 1888
Views: 157676

Re: Southwest Fleet/Network Thread - 2020

IF WN were to start JFK, would they likely fly to LAS from there?

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by SXDFC
Mon Nov 23, 2020 9:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alaska Leases 13 New Boeing 737-9 MAXs, Sells 10 A320s
Replies: 73
Views: 14236

Re: Alaska Leases 13 New Boeing 737-9 MAXs, Sells 10 A320s

Someone mentioned in one of the posts that AS is happy with the A321neo. What would they likely do with the A320neos they have on order? Would they convert them over to the A321neo in the ACX configuration?

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