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by AA737-823
Wed Jul 29, 2020 8:03 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Engineer examining engine on landing
Replies: 24
Views: 2808

Re: Engineer examining engine on landing

Greetings from an engineer, though not one for that airline. Yes, we do a walkaround after many flights. Checking fan blades for damage is one of the things we must do. Most airlines won't do this at an outstation, but rather once the plane returns to home base. The first officer will do walkarounds...

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by AA737-823
Mon Jun 15, 2020 7:00 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Austrian Airlines to shrink by 20% by 2022
Replies: 95
Views: 12041

Re: Austrian Airlines to shrink by 20% by 2022

I'm curious to see what they end up replacing 767's and 777's with. I can hardly see how they'd afford a 787 or 330/350 new from factory. But they'll have to have something, sometime, obviously. I also think they'd be a great candidate for the C-series/A220, but at this point, that's just a pipe dre...

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by AA737-823
Fri May 22, 2020 11:22 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Condor U.S. flights pulled?
Replies: 12
Views: 2900

Re: Condor U.S. flights pulled?

Greetings from Anchorage... and there's basically no reason to come here this summer. The cruise season has been almost entirely cancelled by all the cruise lines. We're starting to reopen things this week, since our number of cases has been really low. But there's still a lot of distancing rules in...

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by AA737-823
Fri Apr 24, 2020 9:05 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Cathay Pacific eyes Boeing 787-10 Dreamliner as swap for 777X
Replies: 161
Views: 26748

Re: Cathay Pacific eyes Boeing 787-10 Dreamliner as swap for 777X

I don't know about engine choice. The bad PR on RR B787 engine problem may make CX seek other choices. Well, considering that this is a CONVERSION of a 777X order, which was guaranteed to have GE engines, I think it's a no-brainer that this one will go to GE. Plus Cathay has an existing relationshi...

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by AA737-823
Mon Apr 20, 2020 11:59 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Dash 8 - 400 life duration
Replies: 11
Views: 2757

Re: Dash 8 - 400 life duration

A few answers for you: The lifetime of a Q400 is not determined in years, but by hours of use and cycles, just like most other aircraft. The limit for the Q400, is 80,000 flight hours or flight cycles, I believe. So you'd need to know the hours and cycles of the aircraft you're asking about, in orde...

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by AA737-823
Mon Apr 20, 2020 11:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AS to join OneWorld / AA to make SEA an Intl gateway
Replies: 1192
Views: 134061

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

If passenger demand remains weak for more than two years they will be forced to partner with Delta in order to have a sustainable Seattle hub (Alaska's bread and butter) by rationalizing supply and demand between Delta and Alaska so aircraft don't fly empty just to horde gates IMO. Your username be...

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by AA737-823
Wed Apr 01, 2020 4:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: CI freighter "hard" landings
Replies: 7
Views: 3195

Re: CI freighter "hard" landings

"...when he slept with his child." What does that even mean? Like, he had a slumber party with the kids before I went to work, stayed up too late, and wasn't well rested. Or like, he's a pedophile? Something is obviously lost in translation here. I'm guessing you don't have children...

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by AA737-823
Tue Mar 31, 2020 5:25 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Porter receives lifeline
Replies: 27
Views: 5806

Re: Porter receives lifeline

So, I'm curious . . if they own all (most) of their planes and have such low debt, what is this huge amount of money for? Is it to continue paying their employees, i hope? If they're not flying at all, then they have few expenses otherwise, I'd think. Please tell me its not strictly to keep paying ...

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by AA737-823
Sun Mar 29, 2020 9:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: CX831 JFK-HKG is diverting to JFK?
Replies: 14
Views: 3534

Re: CX831 JFK-HKG is diverting to JFK?

Not necessarily conclusive- you can see speed charts being all over the place on many flights. Honestly, sometimes I'm not even sure if they know whether they're displaying ground speed air speed or lunar orbital velocity!

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by AA737-823
Fri Mar 27, 2020 7:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Transat repatriation flights
Replies: 8
Views: 1435

Re: Air Transat repatriation flights

Are they operating with the awesome A310's!?!
Hope so!

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by AA737-823
Fri Mar 27, 2020 7:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: DL retired MD-80/90s quickly
Replies: 1133
Views: 249955

Re: DL retiring MD-80/90s quickly

727LOVER wrote:
N912DN flies ATL-scrap heap tomorrow


Oh no!
That's the ONLY MD-90 I ever got to fly in!
Was a very fun takeoff out of DFW in 2007.

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by AA737-823
Mon Mar 23, 2020 10:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Coronavirus Aviation Related News & Discussion Thread - March 2020 - Part II
Replies: 1993
Views: 336495

Re: JFK Terminal Consolidation

Given that, ultimately, terminal 2 is coming down, and terminal 7 is intended to shoehorn in to a modestly "expanded" T8, I wonder if they'll even bother reopening these buildings.
I guess it will depend on how swiftly demand recovers once this eventually blows over.

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by AA737-823
Sun Mar 22, 2020 11:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Taiwan Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 16
Views: 1645

Re: Taiwan Aviation Thread - 2020

I looked up ALL FOUR of the Dynasty 747-PAX birds yesterday, and seems they are all grounded.
B-18210, 18211, 18212, and 18215.
Sad day! No more PAX 747's in Taiwan/ROC.

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by AA737-823
Wed Mar 04, 2020 6:50 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alaska Fleet Repaint Thread
Replies: 831
Views: 187948

Re: AS Fleet Repaint Thread

https://www.jetphotos.com/photo/9629042
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What's up with N634VA, titles removed, engines removed, parked in Marana?
Maybe I missed it up thread somewhere...
https://www.jetphotos.com/photo/9629042

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by AA737-823
Fri Feb 21, 2020 10:58 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Record January for airBaltic
Replies: 19
Views: 3197

Re: Record January for airBaltic

I flew them twice at the end of last summer, and really liked my experience. They're a neat little airline, and Riga is a great airport to connect through. I do, however, question the wisdom of replacing a 70 seat turboprop with a 145 seat jet. I figured that, at minimum, they'd order A220-100s... b...

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by AA737-823
Sat Feb 08, 2020 9:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA819 with a surprise dent @ EZE
Replies: 21
Views: 6328

Re: UA819 with a surprise dent @ EZE

Captain seems to have been so shaken up he couldn’t park on the centerline ! The left wheel on the centerline is actually very common; JAL crews, for example, are famously skilled at it. It keeps the fuselage just that much further away from the jet bridge, which for some reason, some crews feel mo...

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by AA737-823
Fri Jan 17, 2020 8:19 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Rooftop Jacuzzi at JFK Airport in New York City
Replies: 16
Views: 2122

Re: Rooftop Jacuzzi at JFK Airport in New York City

I stayed at the TWA hotel in September, and absolutely loved it. Yes, there are some teething issues, as the various travel bloggers reported. But overall it was a very cool experience, and I've already booked a stay there for my next overnight layover at JFK. The pool and bar on the roof are just i...

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by AA737-823
Thu Jan 16, 2020 6:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airlines Suspending Flights to and over entire or parts of Gulf Region Thread
Replies: 175
Views: 25591

Re: Airlines Suspending Flights to and over entire or parts of Gulf Region Thread

I'm concerned about Emirates, too. Looking at the JFK route, JFK-DXB I mean, on Tuesday, 202 and 204 overflew the conflict zone of Iraq, very near the border with Iran. On Wednesday, ONE flight overflew Iraq, while the OTHER flight avoided conflict airspace altogether, opting to fly over Egypt and S...

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by AA737-823
Wed Jan 08, 2020 4:32 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Iran admits to accidentally shooting down Ukraine Flight 752
Replies: 2719
Views: 293111

Re: Reports of Ukrainian 737 Crash in Tehran,Iran

A truly tragic happening, just horrible. That said, it's practically inconceivable that an "engine fire" or other technical issue would destroy an aircraft within 3 minutes of departure, IN THIS FIREY WAY. On the other hand, I can't think up any reason that Iran or rebels would shoot down ...

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by AA737-823
Tue Jan 07, 2020 7:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why did Porter suspend service to MLB?
Replies: 14
Views: 4526

Re: Porter Airlines suspends routes news. Why did it?

Those routes were once a week, or in one case twice a week... clearly there wasn't much demand to be had, there.

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by AA737-823
Fri Dec 20, 2019 11:06 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: DC-9 Family What-Ifs
Replies: 19
Views: 3405

Re: DC-9 Family What-Ifs

The 717 is certainly NOT Fly by Wire. Yikes... no. Otherwise, had MD gone it alone (rather than buying Boeing with Boeing's money), I think we'd have seen some family development. But the MD-90 HAD to have a better wing, or it was all moot. Bigger engines are great for climbing, but if the wing can'...

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by AA737-823
Tue Dec 17, 2019 9:38 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta's A220 fleet issues and outcomes
Replies: 79
Views: 25862

Re: Delta's A220 fleet issues and outcomes

Flew on the A220 for the first time this weekend. What is with the god awful noises with this plane while taxiing? If anybody wants to experience them go to seat 21a. Once airborne it is fine. I can only assume it is a combination of the brakes and maybe a fuel pump? It sounds like servos grinding ...

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by AA737-823
Sun Dec 15, 2019 11:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 10 years since 787 first flight
Replies: 2
Views: 1878

Re: 10 years since 787 first flight

I can't believe it has been that long.
And I don't think things would really look any different, at THIS point, if it had been on schedule.
Everyone and their dog still ordered a bajillion of them.
EIS was rough, but it seems like a pretty reliable bird now.

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by AA737-823
Thu Dec 12, 2019 9:29 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Far Eastern Air Transport Ceasing Operations?
Replies: 33
Views: 4658

Re: Far Eastern Air Transport Ceasing Operations?

Bummer. I really liked seeing their MD-80's at Taipei Sung Shan.
I didn't hear very positive things about their company, esp the way employees were treated. But that's second hand rumor, at best.

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by AA737-823
Thu Dec 05, 2019 7:18 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: airBaltic Revised Livery?
Replies: 6
Views: 2029

Re: airBaltic Revised Livery?

Be that as it may, it somehow looks much better for Air Baltic than it does for Lufthansa.
For one thing, Air Baltic is a bit of a low-cost carrier, of sorts; Lufthansa is a full service carrier with a megacheap paint job.
Ditto Austrian.
And I'm not quite sold on new SAS yet, either.

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by AA737-823
Wed Dec 04, 2019 4:21 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qantas operates its last commercial 747 service to the US
Replies: 33
Views: 9514

Re: Qantas operates last commercial 747 service to the US

Very sad.
It's hard to imagine LAX or SFO without a Qantas 747 somewhere in sight!
The only QF 747 I ever flew was last year, SYD-LAX. It was a fantastic flight! And unlike some other 744 operators, the onboard product was very up-to-date.

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by AA737-823
Thu Nov 21, 2019 1:12 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Arkia cuts back on fleet.
Replies: 23
Views: 5170

Re: Arkia cuts back on fleet.

I believe it's off to Condor in Germany as D-ABOO. For a jet that only sold 55 units, they seem incredibly cherished. The airplanes are very, VERY good at meeting a very specific niche. It’s easily the cheapest way to shuttle 200-275 people on some very impressive distances. United flies them on ro...

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by AA737-823
Sun Nov 17, 2019 6:12 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA Fleet Updates - 2019
Replies: 993
Views: 186519

Re: AA Fleet Updates - 2019

AA has or is purchasing more used A319s this time from AS. Trying to find out the numbers. AA is putting out bids to vendors for the interior mods. An interesting rumor. But with what equipment is AS going to backfill those 10 A319s? They just converted them to the AS standard within the past year ...

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by AA737-823
Sat Nov 16, 2019 6:16 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Calin grounds A330neo due to chemical odors
Replies: 19
Views: 5139

Re: Air Calin grounds A330neo due to chemical odors

Geez, waste $$ Boeing 738Max, Airbus 330NEO, A220 engine, Airbus 320 NEO engines and B787 Trent engines too many issues. than old times 707, 737-200,727 DC8 or DC-9 less issued I don't understand old technology was fine and new technology are having more problems. The computer can't read it people ...

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by AA737-823
Mon Oct 28, 2019 9:29 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: One More AA MD80 Ferrying DFW-ROW 10/28
Replies: 2
Views: 1444

Re: One More AA MD80 Ferrying DFW-ROW 10/28

Do they no longer feel the need for a deice trainer?!
I'd much rather have seen the airplane stick around DFW for training... not a lot of deice training taking place in ROW, I suspect!

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by AA737-823
Sun Oct 27, 2019 6:57 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United A320 N430UA and N431UA Retirements
Replies: 32
Views: 7966

Re: United A320 N430UA and N431UA Retirements

In no way was N431UA at the limit Oh, I didn't mean to say that I thought they were at the limit; I simply meant that, since Airbus had extended the life on the planes, I am surprised to see them retired now. When AA retired the ex-Braniff A320's, I was not at all shocked. Those things were line nu...

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by AA737-823
Sun Oct 27, 2019 6:49 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 1st A32x wearing the new UA livery spotted
Replies: 20
Views: 5405

Re: 1st A32x wearing the new UA livery spotted

KanaHawaii wrote:
So what is the nickname of this livery? "United Billboard"?


No.
It's Eiffel 65's "I'm Blue (Dabadee Dabadie)".
Or just "blue on blue on blue."
Or just "We gave Jeff a single blue crayon and told him to go to town."

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by AA737-823
Sat Oct 26, 2019 7:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United A320 N430UA and N431UA Retirements
Replies: 32
Views: 7966

Re: United A320 N430UA and N431UA Retirements

I thought Airbus had upped the LOV on these planes by a pretty significant margin.
That said, I'm puzzled as to why UA parked these two at all. 23 isn't THAT old. And, as mentioned, they're taking second hand aircraft, so it's not like they're trying to get out of the fleet altogether.
TOO SOON! lol

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by AA737-823
Mon Oct 21, 2019 6:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: TAROM at the center of political turmoil -CEO sacked
Replies: 2
Views: 1988

Re: TAROM at the center of political turmoil -CEO sacked

radone wrote:
Keeping aground an airplane for any reason different of technical/commercial issues or passenger safety is factually close to plane hijacking.


Um, WHAT?
No.
Dramatics won't get you very far.

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by AA737-823
Sat Oct 19, 2019 7:05 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SLC Terminal Construction Updates
Replies: 153
Views: 39775

Re: SLC Terminal Construction Updates

I recently discovered these videos about "The Canyon" art installation that is being installed in the new terminal. I had seen renderings before, but the videos make it seem much more impressive. https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=q7rVnIZ_97o https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=3IbcerWlvbc Enjoy. Th...

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by AA737-823
Sat Oct 19, 2019 6:45 am
Forum: Site Related
Topic: Why does this photo have so many views?
Replies: 7
Views: 8179

Re: Why does this photo have so many views?

TripleA wrote:
Ok, this is probably the dumbest post of the year on here


If only, if only.

Maybe people clicked on it because it reminds them of a time we had multiple airlines with interesting paintjobs, rather than an armada of blue on white cheapies, or garish "Look, ma, I drew da flag!" attempts.

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by AA737-823
Sat Oct 19, 2019 6:39 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet/Network Thread - 2019
Replies: 3546
Views: 701227

Re: United Fleet/Network Thread - 2019

I don't know when this went live and it's just an illustration but each type in the UA fleet is depicted in the new livery here: https://www.united.com/ual/en/us/fly/travel/inflight/united-airlines-fleet.html Wow... that page looks like Internet 1995. Planes look worse there than in person; low res...

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by AA737-823
Sat Oct 12, 2019 4:27 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LAX west remote gates
Replies: 15
Views: 3348

Re: LAX west remote gates

I arrived into one on a Qantas 747 last fall.
Kind of weird, but beat getting rained on... not that it rains in LAX much!

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by AA737-823
Tue Oct 08, 2019 8:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Two United RJs at AAs T8 JFK
Replies: 12
Views: 5003

Re: Two United RJs at AAs T8 JFK

It's because of the UA-AA merger announcement later this afternoon.
Fortunately, management of the new carrier will exclusively come from Skywest, so in reality, THE ENTIRE NATION CONSIDERS IT A WIN!!!

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by AA737-823
Sat Oct 05, 2019 5:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Residential/Retail development in SEA w/747 fuselage
Replies: 7
Views: 2327

Re: Residential/Retail development in SEA w/747 fuselage

Those buildings are beautiful; knowing Seattle, though, condos in them will be priced at $4 million a piece!

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by AA737-823
Fri Oct 04, 2019 3:24 am
Forum: Site Related
Topic: Alert of "phishing"
Replies: 74
Views: 20928

A.net is downloading Fake Flash Players onto my Desktop

Does anyone at the site even care? I just opened a link in the discussion board, only to have it redirect to a fake "Adobe" website and download a "Critical Flash Player Update" onto my desktop. Thanks very much, my flash player is already up to date. I already complained in a th...

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by AA737-823
Wed Oct 02, 2019 5:31 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Transat Announce YUL-CPH
Replies: 15
Views: 4227

Re: Air Transat Announce YUL-CPH

Too bad it isn't on their totally retro-cool A310s. THAT would be something!
Just flew in one last month. What a neat experience. Had no trouble cruising at FL380 for most of the hop across the pond.

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by AA737-823
Mon Sep 30, 2019 5:58 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Engine panel mishap on UA B738 departing DEN
Replies: 14
Views: 5910

Re: Engine panel mishap on UA B738 departing DEN

ANOTHER cowl latch / human factors issue.
Granted, it's typically with the A320.
But it's very easy for this to happen on the 737 cowls, too.

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by AA737-823
Wed Sep 25, 2019 4:36 am
Forum: Site Related
Topic: Alert of "phishing"
Replies: 74
Views: 20928

Re: Alert of "phishing"

I'm getting phishing attempts ALL OVER THIS DAMN SITE. Photos, discussion threads... Everywhere. I've decided to stop visiting the site until you guys can get your crap together. Because 50% of the photos I click on, take me to a page letting me know that I have a virus, and the page reloads about a...

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by AA737-823
Wed Sep 25, 2019 4:23 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Transat's headaches during 2019's 2nd half
Replies: 2
Views: 1192

Re: Transat's headaches during 2019's 2nd half

Or they could just hold on to the A310's a while longer! I flew in one last week- it was really a shockingly good, modern experience. Fancy mood lighting, and streaming entertainment BYOD. Of course, 3-3-3 seating in an Airbus widebody is horrendous, but Transat flies their A330's that way too, so n...

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by AA737-823
Tue Sep 24, 2019 3:34 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet Repaint Thread
Replies: 267
Views: 64344

Re: United Fleet Repaint Thread

Brandon757 wrote:
Oh wow it looks nice on the 319.


Wow.
I have been SO critical of how monochrome the new livery looks (though I've kept it mostly to myself).
But on the A319, in that light, it actually looks much, MUCH better!

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by AA737-823
Wed Sep 18, 2019 9:09 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SAS 737-600 Retirement
Replies: 74
Views: 13877

Re: SAS 737-600 Retirement

The only ride I ever had on a -600 was LN-RCU, FRA-ARN.
I couldn’t contain myself as we shot from ground level to FL400 in NINETEEN minutes.
With every seat filled!

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by AA737-823
Sun Sep 15, 2019 5:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LY retires 744 from JFK . Last flight today
Replies: 20
Views: 7515

Re: LY retires 744 from JFK . Last flight today

I flew on -ELD last Monday.
Yes, the cabin was very old. But the seats were pretty comfy. Sure beat the slim lines that we’ve all come to expect.
Aircraft D was actually the youngest remaining 747 in the El Al fleet. I guess it just came due for a heavy check sooner, or something.

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by AA737-823
Sat Sep 14, 2019 2:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: TLV main runway repairs
Replies: 10
Views: 1470

Re: TLV main runway repairs

I landed this week in an El Al 747 on rwy21, which I though was strange. I expected to come straight in from the sea, for noise.
Maybe they’ve already reduced traffic on 8-26?
In any event, noise from 747s should cease to be an issue very soon, unfortunately.

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by AA737-823
Fri Sep 13, 2019 3:07 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: MD90 vs B737 Max
Replies: 50
Views: 9936

Re: MD90 vs B737 Max

You’re using a lot of flawed logic. And ignoring the fact that the DC-9 family is the same age as the 737 family; yet you’re telling us that Boeing took the 737 too far, and that would be cure by.........using the DC-9 frame instead??? Besides which, the MD-90 was rather uncompetitive even in its he...

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