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by AA737-823
Tue Apr 20, 2021 8:25 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A220 Production/Delivery Thread - 2021
Replies: 93
Views: 27250

Re: Airbus A220 Production/Delivery Thread - 2021

The A220 production now equals the B717 production at 156: Lightsaber That's very interesting indeed. It took the 717 from EIS in 1999 to 2006 to reach 156 deliveries. Granted, had they launched the 717-300 for American et al, I think they'd have sold far more. But they didn't. Boeing ultimately of...

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by AA737-823
Tue Apr 20, 2021 7:59 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Eastern Airlines Adds JFK-ANC/UIO With 777-200ER + MIA-UIO, PHL-MEX
Replies: 138
Views: 26529

Re: Eastern Airlines Adds JFK-ANC/UIO With 777-200ER + MIA-UIO, PHL-MEX

The problem they've had is they began operation in Jan 2020, right before COVID. So they are trying to do everything with the little staff they have all while trying to stay profitable. Cedar Well, have I got a news flash for you and Eastern: This year, ANC is the darling of the domestic US travel ...

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by AA737-823
Thu Apr 15, 2021 10:34 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Eastern Airlines Adds JFK-ANC/UIO With 777-200ER + MIA-UIO, PHL-MEX
Replies: 138
Views: 26529

Re: Eastern Airlines Adds JFK-ANC/UIO With 777-200ER + MIA-UIO, PHL-MEX

So anchorage is canceled for sure? Seems like it; I tried dummy bookings yesterday on Eastern's website, just ANC-JFK or JFK-ANC, and scrolling through the month calendars, ALL dates are greyed out. Previously, the once a week service showed up as blue and clickable. But while ANC is still in the d...

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by AA737-823
Sun Apr 11, 2021 10:16 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Waltzing Matilda Aviation launching Connect Airlines
Replies: 9
Views: 1393

Re: New Airline Planned at Toronto-City Centre Airport

I have not heard one positive thing said about the ex-Flybe Q400's by anyone, ever. Flybe was cash-strapped for ages, and had a real hard time keeping what is already a very needy (Bombardier prefers the word "sophisticated") fleet type going until the end. They're in rough shape... to put...

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by AA737-823
Wed Mar 24, 2021 11:51 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Vietnam Airlines plans to immediately launch US scheduled service amid Covid-19
Replies: 63
Views: 9245

Re: Vietnam Airlines plans to immidiately launch US scheduled service amid Covid-19

Greetings from ANC. I'd love to see their beautiful 787's here. Caught a couple last summer, as they snuck through for fuel or whatever. Sure were pretty. But I'd advise against them making tech stops here on US-bound flights; currently, the PAX would have to go through customs here. Although I do b...

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by AA737-823
Fri Feb 19, 2021 1:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: De Havilland to "Pause" Q400 production, future uncertain
Replies: 122
Views: 19381

Re: De Havilland to "Pause" Q400 production, future uncertain

https://simpleflying.com/flybe-collapse-dash-8-operations/ Now the real issue become clear. Well that's not exactly new information; everyone on a.net is aware that Flybe shut down, and that LGW/Austrian/Baltic parked theirs. That this created a glut of unwanted aircraft is self-evident. I think th...

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by AA737-823
Mon Feb 15, 2021 5:23 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A220 Sales Campaign Thread - 2021
Replies: 92
Views: 13970

Re: Airbus A220 sales campaign thread 2021

The A220 assumes high fuel prices. Either the cost of building with carbon fiber has to come down or the cost of fuel has to go up. Till then I expect Airbus to continue manufacturing it at low rates. Should fuel prices go up for political or other reasons Airbus has manufacturing and service in pl...

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by AA737-823
Sun Feb 07, 2021 9:02 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: TWA Boarding Passes - Seat Number Question
Replies: 11
Views: 1996

Re: TWA Boarding Passes - Seat Number Question

If you check out the “historical seating charts” of departedflights.com, you can see that TWA often used a number-number convention for designating seats on wide body aircraft. (As opposed to number-letter). For example: http://www.departedflights.com/TW7471092.html Gotta love that 747-200 seat map...

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by AA737-823
Sat Feb 06, 2021 10:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Austrian Airlines News and Discussion
Replies: 17
Views: 2474

Re: Austrian Airlines News and Discussion

I am confused..Aren't turboprops better suited and cheaper to operate on thin routes (of short distance too) where capacity of 100+ is not needed?And the Q400s are fast not like the ATRs, so flying difference compared to an Ejet is not that great.. 1. Fleet simplification; for an airline the size o...

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by AA737-823
Fri Feb 05, 2021 9:19 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Have we started liking Lufthansa's new livery?
Replies: 49
Views: 3189

Re: Have we started liking Lufthansa's new livery?

No. Cheap, uninspired, poorly conceived. I like Lufthansa. But this livery takes "minimalism" to a new level of laziness. And the yellow squares by the boarding doors... was just ridiculous. "We literally have no idea how to incorporate our OTHER color, so we'll just paint a patch... ...

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by AA737-823
Sun Jan 31, 2021 12:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Dallas / Fort Worth (DFW/DAL) Aviation Thread - 2021
Replies: 92
Views: 11934

Re: Dallas / Fort Worth (DFW/DAL) Aviation Thread - 2021

For what it's worth, AA just added DFW to Eugene, a 1,600 mile E-175 flight. Per AA.com the block time for flight #4061 DFW to EUG is 4:20. Having flown many DAL-SEA/PDX runs on the ERJ-175 on Horizon/Skywest, I'm here to tell you it's not a bad plane for it, HOWEVER, the Lavatory tank often fills ...

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by AA737-823
Mon Jan 25, 2021 11:58 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Almost identical flight time ANC-MSP and ANC-ATL in spite of 900 add'l miles distance?
Replies: 13
Views: 3746

Re: Almost identical flight time ANC-MSP and ANC-ATL in spite of 900 add'l miles distance?

Greetings from Anchorage; I hope you do decide to visit! The domestic carriers went gangbusters on ANC flights in 2020. While everything else was slash-and-burn, for example, AA flew the DFW and ORD nonstops for a longer season than I've ever seen before... well into October, which I took advantage ...

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by AA737-823
Mon Jan 25, 2021 2:25 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SY Apparent New Route Announcement Jan 25
Replies: 64
Views: 8280

Re: SY Apparent New Route Announcement 2/25

FAI? So, should I assume that they're coming back to ANC this year? I know flights are for sale, but in a post-2020 world, I'm not taking anything for granted!

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by AA737-823
Tue Jan 19, 2021 10:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: OAG Changes 1/19/2021:AA CLT-AEX/LFT,DFWDAB;AS Out SBP-PDX/SAN,SANSBA;DL ATL-ANC/JAC/BZN/RNO;MSP-FAI/JAC;UA Cuts HOB/MMH
Replies: 81
Views: 13108

Re: OAG Changes 1/19/2021:AA CLT-AEX/LFT,DFWDAB;AS Out SBP-PDX/SAN,SANSBA;DL ATL-ANC/JAC/BZN/RNO;MSP-FAI/JAC;UA Cuts HOB

Greetings from ANC, where we'll gladly take the capacity... now, if we can just get AA to bring their 787 back...

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by AA737-823
Mon Jan 18, 2021 3:05 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Golden Days at DFW
Replies: 126
Views: 10280

Re: Golden Days at DFW

Oh I definitely have a lot of nostalgia for it. Acres and acres of brown painted everything. EVERYTHING. And the two derelict Braniff (Braniff II or III I guess, whichever one revived the "Ultra" scheme) 727's parked at the end of one horseshoe (I was too young to know which terminal), one...

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by AA737-823
Wed Jan 06, 2021 12:00 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alaska Fleet Repaint Thread - 2021
Replies: 65
Views: 8729

Re: Alaska Fleet Repaint Thread - 2021

https://www.airliners.net/forum/viewtopi ... &t=1456065
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Surely this topic is covered under the Alaska Fleet (and network) Thread?
https://www.airliners.net/forum/viewtopi ... &t=1456065

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by AA737-823
Tue Jan 05, 2021 2:12 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 747-400 Passenger Fleet Tracking/Retirements Thread - 2021
Replies: 92
Views: 20701

Re: Boeing 747-400 Passenger Fleet Tracking/Retirements Thread - 2021

Mahan Air's EP-MNB is regularly flying between Tehran and Kehrmann. Interesting! Last photo of the cabin shows Mahan simply kept the United rainbow-era seat covers... what a flashback! Unfortunately, for a US citizen, Mahan flights aren't really an option for me. It's too late to update my post, or...

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by AA737-823
Mon Jan 04, 2021 9:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 747-400 Passenger Fleet Tracking/Retirements Thread - 2021
Replies: 92
Views: 20701

Re: Boeing 747-400 Passenger Fleet Tracking/Retirements Thread - 2021

hoons90 wrote:
Asiana still flies their sole pax 744 to Changchun and Nanjing.


You beat me! I was updating my post once I'd consulted my teardrop-soaked "Remaining 744" spreadsheet...

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by AA737-823
Mon Jan 04, 2021 9:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 747-400 Passenger Fleet Tracking/Retirements Thread - 2021
Replies: 92
Views: 20701

Re: Boeing 747-400 Passenger Fleet Tracking/Retirements Thread - 2021

Gosh, at this point, who is even left?! I can only think of: Air China - Three 744s, including the ex presidential plane, are still flying domestic hops mostly between Beijing, Sanya, Madrid(?!?), and Shenzhen. Air India - VT-EVA is still flying between Kolkata and Delhi, but the other three birds h...

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by AA737-823
Mon Jan 04, 2021 9:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: RR freezing development on the Ultrafan program
Replies: 46
Views: 9931

Re: RR freezing development on the Ultrafan program

It amazes me how a NEO is thrown around casually. Lightsaber You're lecturing the iPhone generation. And even some of us "older" folks have slipped into the same mindset; this is 2021, so it's automagically time for Samsung to make a "new" phone, apple to make a "new" ...

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by AA737-823
Thu Dec 17, 2020 11:19 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alaska Airlines Fleet/Network Thread 2020
Replies: 1019
Views: 89785

Re: Alaska Announces ANC-DEN/LAS/SFO, Extends PHX to Year-Round

jbmitt wrote:
I think Alaskans have a high propensity to travel.

Yes. We very much do.
I don't know whether DEN will work long term or not. Frankly, I wish they'd do DFW (to connect with their new OneWorld partner, American...) instead. AA manages to fill A321neo's all summer, and indeed pre-covid, a 787.

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by AA737-823
Fri Dec 11, 2020 11:38 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Envoy (MQ) Off a Taxiway in DFW
Replies: 14
Views: 4643

Re: Envoy (MQ) Off a Taxiway in DFW

I’m confused why loosing your number one electrical generator would cause you to loose both nose wheel steering and braking, considering those are functions of the hydraulic systems on 99% of the airliners out there? Even if you taxi single engine and loose the hydraulic pump, you can still stop vi...

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by AA737-823
Wed Dec 09, 2020 6:28 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: A320 Neo sound
Replies: 2
Views: 1408

Re: A320 Neo sound

Can you post a link to a video, so we can all hear it?
Also, are you certain that it happens on both LEAP and PW-GTF engines?
Because those Pratts make a whole new library of weird noises, from startup to shut down!

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by AA737-823
Wed Dec 09, 2020 6:24 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Boeing 737-800NG Flaptrack circle
Replies: 15
Views: 3566

Re: Boeing 737-800NG Flaptrack circle

If I recall there is also a lube point at the bolts. So it gets removed at every wing lube visit. Same with the little diamond panel in DL_Mech's pic. Actually, no. I've lubed many, many 737 flaps and I usually have access to grease fittings that will let me get to tricky lube points without removi...

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by AA737-823
Mon Nov 30, 2020 10:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Piedmont (AA) Dash 8 Engine Color
Replies: 12
Views: 1776

Re: Piedmont (AA) Dash 8 Engine Color

I believe it's the same color as the "American Eagle" lettering...
...and I always wondered why they did it, too.
I thought it looked good, but it made no sense to me as to why.

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by AA737-823
Sat Nov 28, 2020 10:32 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UPS 61 diversion to FAI
Replies: 8
Views: 4073

Re: UPS 61 diversion to FAI

Probably due to Weather here today. ANC was snowy all day with a visibility of 1/2 mile. Nothing that happened here today would prevent an otherwise airworthy widebody airliner from landing here, as evidenced by the several dozen that did so, along with Alaska Airlines 737s, Delta's flights, and ev...

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by AA737-823
Thu Nov 12, 2020 8:55 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta DC-7B ATL at E concourse
Replies: 49
Views: 8881

Re: Delta DC-7B ATL at E concourse

dbo861 wrote:
It’d be so nice if DL did a retro livery on one of their existing aircraft in this paint scheme. This and other historical Delta and NW liveries.


You mean like this one? I liked it:

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by AA737-823
Mon Oct 26, 2020 7:45 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Austrian Airlines News and Discussion
Replies: 217
Views: 28263

Re: Austrian Airlines to shrink by 20% by 2022

Austrian Airlines to ground all B777s and A320 family aircraft. It's winter flying will focus on using B767s, E95s and Q400s. https://www.austrianaviation.net/detail/aua-mottet-a320-und-boeing-777-ein/ What a shame. Fingers crossed for their long-term success. In my dream world, Austrian re-fleets ...

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by AA737-823
Sun Sep 06, 2020 10:22 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Simpleflying, thepointsguy, and onemileatatime; are these reliable websites?
Replies: 47
Views: 4146

Re: Simpleflying, thepointsguy, and onemileatatime; are these reliable websites?

One Mile At A Time, every time. The Points Guy USED to be fantastic, and there is still some useful info there, but in the past 2-3 years, they've become complete sell outs. They even pulled an article that was critical of one of their sponsors, and the author of that article no longer participates ...

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by AA737-823
Mon Aug 24, 2020 12:54 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL 757-300 (N582NW) at DFW
Replies: 3
Views: 3005

Re: DL 757-300 (N582NW) at DFW

I'm guessing weather played a role, looking at the radar images from the DFW-DFW leg. Atlanta looked kinda ugly.
And sure, there are other places to divert, but why would you when you could go to DALLAS?!?! :-D

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by AA737-823
Tue Aug 18, 2020 12:45 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Flying Iceland: Air Iceland Connect Q200 & Q400 Y
Replies: 4
Views: 6799

Re: Flying Iceland: Air Iceland Connect Q200 & Q400 Y

Regarding cabin noise: The Q-series updates to the Dash-8 family feature ANVS. This Active Noise & Vibration System uses technology somewhat similar to Bose noise cancelling headsets; but on the Q400, it's very complicated. Something like 80 microphones sense noise amplitude, plus four accelerom...

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by AA737-823
Tue Aug 11, 2020 10:31 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: RR finds cracks on IPC blades in Trent XWB engine
Replies: 56
Views: 11424

Re: RR finds cracks on fan blades in Trent XWB engine

Oh brother. Here we go again.

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by AA737-823
Wed Jul 29, 2020 8:03 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Engineer examining engine on landing
Replies: 25
Views: 4023

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 News and Discussion
Replies: 217
Views: 28263

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: 3018

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: 27393

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: 2918

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: 1208
Views: 142467

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: 6
Views: 3364

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: 5938

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: 3627

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: 1501

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: 1226
Views: 274046

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: 341998

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: 20
Views: 2523

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: 923
Views: 215019

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: 3329

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: 6432

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: 2208

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: 26127

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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