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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: 17
Views: 5757

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: 1123

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: 49
Views: 7178

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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by AA737-823
Wed Sep 11, 2019 2:54 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: IDG maintenance service package
Replies: 8
Views: 1223

Re: IDG maintenance service package

I think the main cause of failure for IDG's is improper service while in use. It's basically a transmission that takes the shaft power from the engine and regulates that to a even output to run the electrical generator. That transmission has oil in it. There is a task to check the level of the oil....

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by AA737-823
Tue Sep 03, 2019 11:23 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: 777-200 Engines
Replies: 6
Views: 2321

Re: 777-200 Engines

A lot of it has to do with existing business relationships. We've seen a lot (though not all) of CFM56 Airbus operators go with the LEAP. We've seen a lot (though not all) of V2500 Airbus operators go with the GTF. United was a fairly loyal PW customer for decades (the PW not being available on the ...

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by AA737-823
Tue Sep 03, 2019 11:12 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Aircraft seat parts - Can I find what plane it's from?
Replies: 6
Views: 1108

Re: Aircraft seat parts - Can I find what plane it's from?

No, there is no way of knowing which EXACT aircraft they were in.
Unless you have the airline's maintenance records; serialized items are typically tracked that way.
But neither Boeing nor the seat manufacturer would know/care.

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by AA737-823
Sat Aug 31, 2019 8:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: MINT and other Service Cuts to JetBlue, starting 9/1
Replies: 164
Views: 21606

Re: MINT and other Service Cuts to JetBlue, starting 9/1

I've always thought JetBlue planes had dirty cabins. At least, in my limited experience. But nowhere NEAR as disgusting as my flights on Sun Country and Frontier this summer. Both of those were like a used chewing gum museum. I’m surprised B6 doesn’t run an advertisement saying “All we fly are mainl...

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by AA737-823
Sat Aug 31, 2019 9:11 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Airlines MD-80 Retirement Discussion Thread
Replies: 648
Views: 115048

Re: American Airlines MD-80 Retirement Discussion Thread

I don't think the DC-10 had a big farwell either and its last flight was a red-eye HNL-DFW flight arriving at 5:30am. I woke up super early to meet the DC-10 arrival that day. That was pre-9/11, so I went through security, bought a disposable camera from the Hudson News that was located at the far ...

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by AA737-823
Fri Aug 30, 2019 7:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing Potential New Permanent Committee To Review Aircraft Design And Development
Replies: 4
Views: 1688

Re: Boeing Plans New Permanent Committee To Review Aircraft Design And Development

Call me a naysayer, but here's my take: "In spite of multiple extant layers of ineffective bureaucracy, we're gonna add a WHOLE BIG 'NUTHER BUREAUCRACY to it, and everything will be happily ever after." Hmm. Nope. If Boeing can fleece the entire FAA, it won't take more than two weeks to fl...

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by AA737-823
Tue Aug 27, 2019 7:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Spirit Airlines will offer comfier seats.....for free !
Replies: 14
Views: 3221

Re: Spirit Airlines will offer comfier seats.....for free !

Bogus article that reads like a PR piece with not much actual details about those "comfier seats". Actually, there are details: “There will be enhancements,” CEO Ted Christie said Monday in an interview at the International Aviation Forecast Summit in Las Vegas. “There will be some change...

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by AA737-823
Tue Aug 27, 2019 7:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Probe launched after oxygen bottles on CX planes found half-empty before flight from YYZ to HKG
Replies: 27
Views: 10018

Re: Probe launched after oxygen bottles on CX planes found half-empty before flight from YVZ to HKG

Wow.. slow news day much?!?!
Some oxygen bottles were low.
What's next, a press release for tires that required servicing!?
I guess that would be potential sabotage, too!

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by AA737-823
Mon Aug 26, 2019 5:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: El Al B744 retirement
Replies: 3
Views: 813

Re: El Al B744 retirement

As best I can tell, the last El Al 747 out of JFK is September 9, LY4. There's also a flight from BCN to TLV on a 744 the day before. I do see that they're continuing ops to BKK after that point, at least through October. And then I see BKK with a 787 in November. So it looks like they've whittled i...

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by AA737-823
Fri Aug 23, 2019 2:49 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Hawaiian A321 Smoke in cabin/evac
Replies: 44
Views: 8704

Re: Hawaiian A321 Smoke in cabin/evac

I always wondered what would happen if this occurred at about halfway between Hawaii and the mainland. This happened 20 minutes outside of HNL. To expand on the (totally unhelpful and obvious) answer someone else gave you, there are actually two fire bottles for cargo holds on ETOPS/overwater aircr...

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by AA737-823
Thu Aug 22, 2019 6:16 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Next “Honoring Those Who Serve” unveiled for AS
Replies: 9
Views: 1751

Re: Next “Honoring Those Who Serve” unveiled for AS

Am I the only person that sees the new UA tail logo colors in that particular rendition of the AS tail and Chester?!?!?
Ha!

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by AA737-823
Wed Aug 21, 2019 10:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PW1524 on LX A220-300 suffered a mechanical failure
Replies: 16
Views: 4273

Re: PW1524 on LX A220-300 suffered a mechanical failure

It had to come, I guess - after so many issues with the PW engines on various aircraft, it was only a matter of time ......... Dramatic, much? Fact based? "It had to come..." Right. As it has on PWs, RRs, GEs, MTU, IAE, CFM, Kilmov, Ivchenko, Williams, Allison,.................. Well, I m...

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by AA737-823
Mon Aug 19, 2019 7:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LGB files criminal charges against Mesa Airlines for noise violations
Replies: 169
Views: 14729

Re: LGB files criminal charges against Mesa Airlines for noise violations

While I totally agree that rules are rules, and it's the carrier's responsibility to comply, I have to stand back and take a moment to try to wrap my head around how our society got to a place where a CITY can file CRIMINAL charges against an AIRLINE for.... flying in a few minutes late? That's pret...

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by AA737-823
Fri Aug 16, 2019 9:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest, a stalwart Boeing 737 MAX customer, eyes other jets
Replies: 204
Views: 31693

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

Perhaps I should ask this separately in the tech forum, but then again it might be too dumb a question to merit its own thread. If Southwest or indeed any other airline goes from one manufacturer only to a dual-manufacturer fleet, could they train/ certify their existing Boeing maintenance crew to ...

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by AA737-823
Fri Aug 16, 2019 5:19 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Sunrise business brief questionable
Replies: 6
Views: 898

Re: Sunrise business brief questionable

The Airlines mainly Qantas are poking around in the dark looking for offerings that are commercially viable. Yes, they say they have polled their customers, so what? The viability can only be proven after the investment and developments have been made by the manufacturers. There are simply too many...

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by AA737-823
Fri Aug 02, 2019 7:28 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Airbus plans to open new A321neo assembly line in Toulouse
Replies: 73
Views: 2177

Re: Airbus studying an A321neo line in Toulouse

I thought Mobile was building A321’s for Delta?
But you guys have above said that it only builds A320’s?

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by AA737-823
Fri Aug 02, 2019 2:24 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: A380 Slats
Replies: 14
Views: 3455

Re: A380 Slats

Armadillo1 wrote:
A380 have a common slats and droop nose, nothing similar to krueger


Obviously.
I was referring to the positioning of the engine bleed air duct.
Which IS similar, thank you very much.

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by AA737-823
Wed Jul 24, 2019 10:34 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: SNA-takeoff procedure oddity
Replies: 24
Views: 4902

Re: SNA-takeoff procedure oddity

TruNorth wrote:
They can hold the brakes during a max performance take off it can warm the brakes up a bit .


Um... what?
No.
Just no.
Not even remotely.
That would defy all the laws of thermodynamics.

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by AA737-823
Wed Jul 24, 2019 9:57 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Recirc Fans/ engine start
Replies: 9
Views: 1846

Re: Recirc Fans/ engine start

Contrary to a post above, but on the 737 I've actually heard them "load shed" during engine start, and spool back up after starter switch cutout. I don't have a wiring diagram in front of me, but I've heard it enough times that it has caught my attention. Maybe it varies by operator/build ...

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by AA737-823
Wed Jul 24, 2019 9:52 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: A380 Slats
Replies: 14
Views: 3455

Re: A380 Slats

I encountered the same thing, boarding Qantas in Singapore. I was really pretty bummed about it, because I was looking forward to hearing the bizarre sound of the A380 flaps being extended! I know AmericaWest/USAirways did this in PHX routinely, because of the extreme heat at that airfield. Otherwis...

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by AA737-823
Wed Jul 24, 2019 9:43 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Pack/air cycle machine
Replies: 4
Views: 1276

Re: Pack/air cycle machine

I would add that the bleed air doesn't necessarily come from the high pressure compressor. In fact, it spends very LITTLE time coming from the high pressure compressor. At takeoff and cruise, the system switches to the low pressure compressor for bleed air. The high pressure side is simply too high ...

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by AA737-823
Thu Jul 18, 2019 7:40 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: A220 dispatch reliablility?
Replies: 45
Views: 8876

Re: A220 dispatch reliablility?

Word has it that they've actually been very reliable, particularly for a new type EIS. The first year was a little rough, but the second year went much better, and remember- this is a NEW plane, not just a stretch of a 1980's design that is long since got the bugs worked out. That said, an INOP APU ...

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by AA737-823
Sun Jul 14, 2019 12:00 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United 757-200 hard landing at EWR
Replies: 166
Views: 40343

Re: United 757-200 hard landing at EWR

Update on the 757's status. Aircraft line number 3123 (N26123) has started being dismantled and prepared for aircraft salvage. Engines and APU are in the process of being removed. Any salvageable parts are being kept once approved by engineering. The rest will be dismantled on site. As expected, a ...

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by AA737-823
Thu Jul 11, 2019 10:03 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Retread Tires on Commercial Planes
Replies: 22
Views: 2266

Re: Retread Tires on Commercial Planes

I'm not aware of any airline that does NOT do re-tread.
You're limited to a certain number of re-treads on one carcass, because the carcass itself ages, too.
But this is a non-issue, I'm not sure what has made you concerned about it.

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by AA737-823
Thu Jul 11, 2019 8:39 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: U.S firm behind new WOW air found out + IAD to be one of new destinations
Replies: 91
Views: 9540

Re: Former Execs of WOW trying to bring back LCC named WAB

The sign of a good serial entrepreneur.....dust yourself down from a failure, learn from it and go again. That's one thing if you're making high-tech widget gizmos that few people are interested in. But when your "startup company" employs hundreds of people, using assets costing hundreds ...

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by AA737-823
Sun Jun 30, 2019 7:59 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: First United Express CRJ-700 in new colors
Replies: 16
Views: 7467

Re: First United Express CRJ-700 in new colors

Looks even more cartoonish than on the 738.
I wasn't a fan of Rising Blue, either, so I guess it makes sense that I don't care for... what are we calling this one? One Blue Crayon?

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by AA737-823
Thu Jun 27, 2019 12:31 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: ORD "People Mover" Shutdown Causing Headaches
Replies: 47
Views: 9418

Re: ORD "People Mover" Shutdown Causing Headaches

What's that? The corruption that IS the entirety of Chicago has caused the masses to be inconvenienced?
Imaging that. Next thing you'll tell me, the desert is dry and the ocean is wet!

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by AA737-823
Tue Jun 25, 2019 9:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Airlines MD-80 Retirement Discussion Thread
Replies: 648
Views: 115048

Re: American Airlines MD-80 Retirement Discussion Thread

I would have hoped STL would have seen some more love considering the last MD80s were from TWA and STL has been a huge MD80 base over the years. Agreed, tho ORD makes sense considering 20 years ago the MD80 pretty much ruled at ORD ... not to mention most of the flights between ORD-DFW-ORD were on ...

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by AA737-823
Tue Jun 25, 2019 9:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Completes First Boeing 767-400 Cabin Refurbishment
Replies: 66
Views: 15967

Re: Delta Completes First Boeing 767-400 Cabin Refurbishment

I'm not trying to be obnoxious. Funny how the thing people are best at is sometimes that which they are not "trying to be". Every post you've made in this thread has been a dramatic crescendo of obnoxion. We get it. You have large feet. This layout doesn't meet your needs. Cool. And welco...

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by AA737-823
Wed Jun 19, 2019 7:39 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Paris Air Show 2019: Airbus News and Orders Thread
Replies: 476
Views: 124973

Re: Paris Air Show 2019: Airbus News and Orders Thread

Gee... a rendering in full Qantas colors!
Looks pretty sweet.

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by AA737-823
Tue Jun 18, 2019 4:47 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Paris Air Show 2019: Boeing News and Orders Thread
Replies: 310
Views: 87524

Re: Paris Air Show 2019: Boeing News and Orders Thread

Are the parts of a Boeing aircraft US system or metric for units of measurement? I've wondered this before. It'd be awkward for a mechanic with US system tools to work metric components. I know metric throws me off. They are SAE, aka US. Fractions of an inch. Though, torques in the AMM are given in...

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by AA737-823
Mon Jun 17, 2019 9:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Where at LAX? (Unpainted DC-10 photo)
Replies: 32
Views: 4991

Re: Where at LAX? (Unpainted DC-10 photo)

Okay, so far, we've got one vote for Continental's maintenance base, one vote for United's maintenance base, one vote for Western's maintenance base, and one vote for... Zambia.

Typical a.net.

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by AA737-823
Thu Jun 13, 2019 7:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LEAP bearing issue
Replies: 12
Views: 3587

Re: LEAP bearing issue

Okay, everyone, keep those tin foil hats firmly ensconced upon your crowns. Meanwhile, back in reality land, the LEAP has had some teething issues, yes. Between bypass doors pinned open and this issue, there have been a few hiccups. But it's STILL practically WEEKLY than an A320neo in India blows an...

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by AA737-823
Thu Jun 13, 2019 8:25 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Did the a380 plus get any orders, and if not, why?
Replies: 14
Views: 2130

Re: Did the a380 plus get any orders, and if not, why?

Maybe because no one proved to be real enthusiastic about ELEVEN ABREAST ECONOMY SEATING, with the outboard (window) seats elevated above the rest in the row?? The whole thing was hogwash. Lipstick on a bacon. I always questioned the wisdom of offering MORE seats on the airplane; with so many airlin...

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by AA737-823
Thu Jun 13, 2019 4:07 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Brand new documentary on the DC-3 ( video)
Replies: 3
Views: 716

Re: Brand new documentary on the DC-3 ( video)

Fantastic; better than anything the Discovery Channel has managed to crank out in the past ten years!
Thanks for sharing.

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by AA737-823
Mon Jun 10, 2019 7:14 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Iran Air capable of ME3/Turkish style expansion
Replies: 18
Views: 2030

Re: Iran Air capable of ME3/Turkish style expansion

On topic, this is a pretty silly question, which can be fundamentally reworded as "Can an airline with a current fleet of ~34 operable aircraft and no prospects of acquiring any more, turn into an airline similar to Emirates?" Obviously, the answer is NO. And a dozen new ATR's does not equ...

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by AA737-823
Mon Jun 10, 2019 7:04 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Sun Country’s new route strategy
Replies: 8
Views: 2842

Re: Sun Country’s new route strategy

I'm looking forward to taking them ANC-LAS next month. It seems like an odd choice for a route, considering AS tried it and subsequently abandoned it. And I'm connecting onward via Frontier, so, missed opportunity for SY there. As near as I can tell, whatever differentiation Sun Country has had in t...

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by AA737-823
Mon Jun 10, 2019 7:01 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Dallas/Fort Worth Aviation Thread (DFW/DAL) - 2019
Replies: 541
Views: 69376

Re: Dallas/Fort Worth Aviation Thread (DFW/DAL) - 2019

Neighbor was at DAL and said power was out. Flight delayed until 8:30, so he rebooked on AA and drove over to DFW. Should have taken the DART LoveLink524 to the Orange Line light rail. That way, he could have spent just $3 to get to DFW, AND had the pleasure of watching multiple spontaneous fist fi...

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by AA737-823
Wed Jun 05, 2019 11:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: More safety issues for Boeing...
Replies: 37
Views: 5565

Re: More safety issues for Boeing...

Eh, this is standard AD stuff that is getting magnified due to the Max. You have to be kidding, since when has it become okay to say AD's are normal, they are not, they are issued to rectify serious design flaws or procedures or any abnormalities that affect flight safety. Maybe you're getting conf...

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by AA737-823
Wed Jun 05, 2019 7:43 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 747-400 Passenger Fleet Tracking/Retirements Thread 2019
Replies: 79
Views: 19432

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

QANTAS regularly send their 747's for maintenance in HK, another note but after tonight the adopted child of the QANTAS 747 fleet is retiring tonight as VH-OEB is operating QF73 to SFO before positioning to tulepo (?) for scraping Of course, lots of MX done in HKG. But I always get nervous when a s...

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by AA737-823
Wed Jun 05, 2019 3:59 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta MD-88s as of Summer 2019
Replies: 64
Views: 6667

Re: Delta MD-88s as of Summer 2019

Seven flights a day Toronto-Atlanta should take the cake for distance. FYI, I'm looking at September 17. I had no idea Delta was still sending MD-88s on routes of that length, at all! I may try to snag one.... Just gotta work it in to an itinerary that shouldn't involve EITHER of those cities, someh...

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by AA737-823
Mon Jun 03, 2019 5:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing Wing Issue?
Replies: 21
Views: 6105

Re: Boeing Wing Issue?

Non-issue. AD's happen twice a month. Sometimes they include 737's. Sometimes they don't. When you have a relatively small number of planes that MIGHT have had a slat track manufactured incorrectly, it does not amount to the gross negligence that the media is trying to paint here. It'll get resolved...

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by AA737-823
Thu May 30, 2019 7:56 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indigo to switch from Pratt & Whitney engines to CFM engines for A320neo.
Replies: 29
Views: 5579

Re: Indigo to switch from Pratt & Whitney engines to CFM engines for A320neo.

Well, there could be several sensible reasons behind it. Aside from the obvious, they may have simply wanted diversification for the fleet. AA flies both IAE and CFM on their pre-merger Airbus orders (CFM on 319 and IAE on 321, then the merger threw everything out the window!). LH did similarly. DL ...

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by AA737-823
Fri May 24, 2019 8:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 747-400 Passenger Fleet Tracking/Retirements Thread 2019
Replies: 79
Views: 19432

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

I've noticed that VH-OEJ (QF 747-438ER) hasn't flown in FIVE WEEKS! Went up to Hong Kong on April 17. Anyone know what's up with that? In HKG, it could definitely be maintenance, but that's a long time for a simple A check, and I can't imagine they'd be doing bigger checks on birds scheduled to reti...

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by AA737-823
Tue May 21, 2019 2:15 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DFW Announces Terminal F Plans & C Renovations
Replies: 83
Views: 9689

Re: DFW Announces Terminal F Plans & C Renovations

I love you folks but DFW is so much harder to connect in than ATL. DEN and DTW are probably the real dreams as US hubs go. I suppose compared to PHL, IAH or MSP, its easy. (just last week I went from low Ds to high Bs...4 stops on the train and a fair amount of walking....) We love you too, but you...

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by AA737-823
Mon May 20, 2019 1:22 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: When will DL consolidate JFK terminals?
Replies: 3
Views: 1366

Re: When will DL consolidate JFK terminals?

I don't have the update you're looking for, but I'm thinking that with JFK talking about a major airfield redevelopment, Delta may have put their plans on hold, to see just what is and isn't on the table. Plus, Delta is spending BIG bucks to completely demolish their whole world down the street at L...

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by AA737-823
Mon May 20, 2019 1:18 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AS Fleet Repaint Thread
Replies: 790
Views: 175814

Re: Alaska Airlines repaints Airbus fleet

Alaska B739 N303AS is en route from SEA to VCV for repainting into the new Alaska livery. https://flightaware.com/live/flight/N303AS Thank goodness. Having flown through Seattle last week, it was immediately apparent (which we already knew, of course) that the 737 paints had stopped to get the Virg...

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