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by e38
Thu Aug 06, 2020 8:32 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Dated flight terms?
Replies: 27
Views: 1696

Re: Dated flight terms?

Quoting Max Q (Reply # 17), "I started with a regional airline"

Max, would that have been a commuter airline?

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by e38
Mon Aug 03, 2020 2:50 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Could the PIT hub have been saved?
Replies: 9
Views: 817

Re: Could the PIT hub have been saved?

Sdmccray1984, with reference to your topic question, "Could the PIT hub have been saved?" Possibly, but what would have been the value of doing so? When USAirways eliminated Pittsburgh as a hub, the other major carriers already had hubs established at other airports. What would have been t...

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by e38
Sun Aug 02, 2020 2:50 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: College Graduate looking for my future in Aerospace/ Aviation but in a dilemma? Pursing the American Dream.
Replies: 25
Views: 1652

Re: College Graduate looking for my future in Aerospace/ Aviation but in a dilemma? Pursing the American Dream.

Bryant, I think you have received very good advice. In almost every response you've written, you mention attending Embry-Riddle or Purdue University. Yes, they are both fine universities, but at this point in your life, you already have a four-year degree from an accredited college, so attending eit...

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by e38
Sun Aug 02, 2020 1:34 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Dated flight terms?
Replies: 27
Views: 1696

Re: Dated flight terms?

Quoting spacecadet (Reply # 4), "Co-pilot" makes it sound as if the Captain is always the "main pilot" and that's not the case; half the time it's the FO flying." Your response indicates you know nothing about the role of a Captain or a First Officer. Yes, both pilots are qu...

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by e38
Sun Aug 02, 2020 12:49 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Stowable front door airstairs
Replies: 4
Views: 1374

Re: Stowable front door airstairs

Quoting Max Q (thread starter), " the DC9 also had this feature . . and also the BAC 1-11. As gregorygoodwin mentioned above, it was an option on the Boeing 727 as well. Max Q, I do not know where the design originated. Slightly off topic, but you also stated, "These are a pretty neat feat...

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by e38
Thu Jul 30, 2020 4:35 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Engineer examining engine on landing
Replies: 24
Views: 3241

Re: Engineer examining engine on landing

Quoting Starlionblue (Reply # 14), "I'll add that First Officer only preflight walkarounds are, I think, a Boeing thing." not sure I understand the statement--a Boeing thing. At the company at which I work, in the United States, we have a mix of Boeing and Airbus aircraft and it is flight ...

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by e38
Sun Jul 26, 2020 8:36 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: What's the most boring airport approach you've flown?
Replies: 33
Views: 1805

Re: What's the most boring airport approach you've flown?

I think this a very unusual topic because what people find "boring" or "interesting" is obviously going to be different for every person. But, I just wanted to comment on the opinion submitted by global2 (Reply # 6), above: "Flying into DFW is usually pretty drab . . ."...

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by e38
Sat Jul 25, 2020 2:43 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Airports with the most challenging ground operations
Replies: 24
Views: 2817

Re: Airports with the most challenging ground operations

Max Q, reference your comment about LaGuardia . . .

yes, it still is.

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by e38
Wed Jul 22, 2020 5:04 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Speeding Tickets and GPA
Replies: 28
Views: 4631

Re: Speeding Tickets and GPA

Quoting johns624 (Reply # 22), "How a BA/BS in nothing related to aviation is going to help you fly a plane is beyond me." Well, there is some merit to your statement and many people have argued this over the years. However, as GalaxyFlyer commented just above, I think many years ago the a...

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by e38
Wed Jul 22, 2020 3:01 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Parallel Runway Assignment
Replies: 15
Views: 1386

Re: Parallel Runway Assignment

dr1980, I think all the responses above are very good. With regard to your question, "perhaps this is very airport dependent and variable?" YES. I am not an air traffic controller, but based on my experience in flight operations at airports throughout the U.S., with reference to your state...

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by e38
Sun Jul 12, 2020 5:52 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: MD-80 single-engine rate of climb at SLC
Replies: 3
Views: 2075

Re: MD-80 single-engine rate of climb at SLC

tnair1974, I realize you submitted this post several days ago and nobody has provided an answer to you. Just so you'll know, I do not fly the MD-80 series aircraft (nor have I ever flown it), I am not an aircraft performance engineer, nor do I have access to an MD-80 performance manual, but I have t...

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by e38
Fri Jul 10, 2020 12:56 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Airports where you’re most likely to wait for a gate
Replies: 33
Views: 1864

Re: Airports where you’re most likely to wait for a gate

O’Hare? My guess is that you landed on Runway 9L/27R !

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by e38
Thu Jul 09, 2020 3:11 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Visual vs. ILS approach
Replies: 27
Views: 2744

Re: Visual vs. ILS approach

Quoting zeke (Reply 16), “ . . . it is a requirement to have terrain in sight.” zeke, I’m not sure that applies in the United States for domestic operations. Many times an air traffic controller has pointed out other aircraft to me, something like “traffic you are following is at one o’clock 4 miles...

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by e38
Thu Jul 09, 2020 2:25 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: B727 cockpit
Replies: 31
Views: 3643

Re: B727 cockpit

Quoting Zeke2517 (Reply 14), “was there ever a concern about their flying skills eroding? Sure, they probably flew for years before getting the airline job, but I suppose they could also sit by their panel for years without touching a yoke.” Zeke that’s actually a great question because yes, this ha...

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by e38
Mon Jul 06, 2020 10:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Did people really fly all the way on flights like this?
Replies: 119
Views: 29341

Re: Did people really fly all the way on flights like this?

something that has not been mentioned, but during the time frame we are talking about—1980s and earlier—airlines did not have nearly as many aircraft in their fleets as they do today. So, if you were a European airline, for example, and wanted to serve many destinations in the Middle East and Asia, ...

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by e38
Mon Jul 06, 2020 12:54 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Is the A380 the Biggest Failure in Commercial Aviation History?
Replies: 51
Views: 3110

Re: Is the A380 the Biggest Failure in Commercial Aviation History?

PatrickZ80, In your reply above you used the word “knowledge” five times. So, specifically, what knowledge was gained from the design and manufacture of the Airbus A380 that would not have been achieved had the aircraft not been produced? And which specific aircraft, and particular systems, are usin...

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by e38
Sun Jul 05, 2020 1:08 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What airline is Messenger Post Paraguay?
Replies: 9
Views: 1394

Re: What airline is Messenger Post Paraguay?

deleted. Duplicate post in error.

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by e38
Sun Jul 05, 2020 1:07 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What airline is Messenger Post Paraguay?
Replies: 9
Views: 1394

Re: What airline is Messenger Post Paraguay?

Boeing757100,

A.net can be a valid resource, but perhaps in the future you could actually energize some thought process or do some research on your own to come up with an answer to your question.

e38

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by e38
Thu Jul 02, 2020 11:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: IMAGES: 95 years of historic firsts at CLE
Replies: 69
Views: 4974

Re: IMAGES: 95 years of historic firsts at CLE

CLEguy, thank you; very informative.

e38

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by e38
Thu Jul 02, 2020 11:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: IMAGES: 95 years of historic firsts at CLE
Replies: 69
Views: 4974

Re: IMAGES: 95 years of historic firsts at CLE

CLEguy, thanks, re: international gates. One last question, has AMTRAK ever considered making Hopkins airport a stop on their mainline routes through Cleveland—the Lake Shore Limited and the Capitol Limited; since CLE was designed with a rail connection? Is there even an AMTRAK station at CLE? I rea...

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by e38
Thu Jul 02, 2020 10:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: IMAGES: 95 years of historic firsts at CLE
Replies: 69
Views: 4974

Re: IMAGES: 95 years of historic firsts at CLE

CLEguy and VetteDude, thank you for your responses ref: the rotunda at the end of the C concourse. CLEguy you’re correct, I made a mistake when I referred to it as the D concourse. I went to googlemaps and I could clearly see the outline of the original rotunda. Interesting. CLEguy, what gates are u...

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by e38
Thu Jul 02, 2020 3:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: IMAGES: 95 years of historic firsts at CLE
Replies: 69
Views: 4974

Re: IMAGES: 95 years of historic firsts at CLE

with reference to the aerial view of the D concourse: it looks like the rotunda at the end (the banjo) was never completed. Does anyone know if this “three-quarters” design was intentional or if they ran out of funds to complete it and just went with what they had? The 1975 brochure depicting an ima...

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by e38
Thu Jun 25, 2020 6:19 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: El Al ops
Replies: 5
Views: 2149

Re: El Al ops

jetwet1, thank you.

The wet lease explanation sounds reasonable.

e38

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by e38
Sun Jun 21, 2020 3:13 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: A vs B production
Replies: 4
Views: 1853

Re: A vs B production

Starlionblue,

hangar vs. hanger

Thank you !

e38

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by e38
Fri Jun 19, 2020 7:25 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: El Al ops
Replies: 5
Views: 2149

El Al ops

As far as I remember, El Al traditionally suspended all flight operations during the period of the Jewish sabbath (sundown Friday until sundown Saturday). However, recently I have seen on Flightradar24 El Al flights that are airborne during this period. The arrivals/departure display on FR24 also sh...

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by e38
Wed Jun 17, 2020 7:32 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Republic MD-82 initial routes?
Replies: 5
Views: 1467

Re: Republic MD-82 initial routes?

Tango-Bravo I do not have information concerning Republic’s initial routes for the MD-82, but just a short story here . . . In June 1982 I flew RC from Minneapolis to Dallas-Fort Worth (with a stop in Kansas City-MCI) aboard MD-82 N301RC (and return a week later; same aircraft). When I booked the tr...

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by e38
Wed Jun 10, 2020 11:53 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Convair 880 engine inlet intakes?
Replies: 16
Views: 2523

Re: Convair 880 engine inlet intakes?

interesting!
Thank you, DL_Mech.

e38

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by e38
Wed Jun 10, 2020 1:09 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Convair 880 engine inlet intakes?
Replies: 16
Views: 2523

Re: Convair 880 engine inlet intakes?

slightly off-topic, but with reference to the forward entry door on the Convair 880 (and 990 as well) what is the construction such that when the door is open, it is positioned somewhat above the actual opening of the aircraft? Of all the aircraft with swing-type doors, I’ve never seen one open like...

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by e38
Sat Jun 06, 2020 2:50 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta fleet 1999
Replies: 32
Views: 6099

Re: Delta fleet 1999

Quoting EMB170, “MD-90s were already on property . . . They only had 16 frames and those aircraft at the time stayed based out of SLC.” That’s not exactly correct. First, Delta does not base certain fleet types at specific airports, so the MD-90s were not “based” at Salt Lake City. Second, from the ...

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by e38
Thu May 28, 2020 5:12 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Landing wind direction
Replies: 28
Views: 2704

Re: Landing wind direction

Quoting Starlionblue (Reply # 2), “Every aircraft has a maximum tailwind limit . . . “

Also, sometimes the limits specified by the aircraft manufacturer are further restricted by company operating procedures, and occasionally specific airports and/or runways may have more restrictive limits.

e38

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by e38
Tue May 26, 2020 3:07 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Pilot Seniority
Replies: 20
Views: 3358

Re: Pilot Seniority

While I understand and accept the seniority list system (in the United States), my one complaint about it is that, as opposed to a merit-based system, it allows pilots to upgrade to Captain who shouldn’t ! A captain at an airline should be a leader and act accordingly—treat others with dignity and r...

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by e38
Mon May 18, 2020 2:20 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Student Pilot Future
Replies: 18
Views: 2953

Re: Student Pilot Future

learning2fly, I’m going to say exactly the same thing everyone else has said. With reference to your statement, “I am just really worried about being jobless and if its worth it to go through 2 years of flying around in a Cessna.” First, yes, of course it’s worth it. Don’t give up on a dream because...

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by e38
Thu May 07, 2020 2:41 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Any real-world a320 pilots here, please (climb out advice)?
Replies: 16
Views: 4070

Re: Any real-world a320 pilots here, please (climb out advice)?

Martinlest, it should not matter whether the autopilot is engaged or not because the process is the same. When you reach thrust reduction altitude (in the United States, it is normally 1,000 feet above field elevation), the FMA will annunciate LVR CLB and the flight directors will command a slight r...

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by e38
Mon May 04, 2020 5:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta 9982 low and slow over KHYR?
Replies: 36
Views: 6232

Re: Delta 9982 low and slow over KHYR?

Quoting Ziyulu (Reply # 32), "Are the three character airport codes used more frequently than the four character ones?" It depends. When you're talking about passenger operations--booking of flights, passengers, reservation agents, ticket and gate agents, baggage tags affixed to luggage, e...

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by e38
Sat May 02, 2020 1:20 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta 9982 low and slow over KHYR?
Replies: 36
Views: 6232

Re: Delta 9982 low and slow over KHYR?

Johnslayton, while most of us on A.net are aviation enthusiasts, not all of us are familiar with every identifier, abbreviation, acronym, etc. used in aviation and around the world.

KHYR?

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by e38
Fri May 01, 2020 5:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: IMAGES: Completion of JFK's "Terminal City" in 1962
Replies: 20
Views: 3681

Re: IMAGES: Completion of JFK's "Terminal City" in 1962

got it. Thanks, Max.

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by e38
Fri May 01, 2020 4:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: IMAGES: Completion of JFK's "Terminal City" in 1962
Replies: 20
Views: 3681

Re: IMAGES: Completion of JFK's "Terminal City" in 1962

Max, I think your series is magnificent. Thank you very much for posting these. I have a question about JFK airport. In one of the overview photos of JFK, the one where the caption begins, " October 1962 sweeping aerial view of Terminal City . . . " in the foreground, between the TWA termi...

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by e38
Wed Apr 22, 2020 2:06 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Throttle/Thrust Settings, How's It Work?
Replies: 12
Views: 1629

Re: Throttle/Thrust Settings, How's It Work?

adkinsadam1, I think most of your questions have already been answered; however, I just have a few additional comments. With some of the questions you asked, and comments you made, you seem to have the impression that being an airline pilot is very similar to being a race car driver with our goal of...

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by e38
Tue Apr 21, 2020 2:23 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Furloughed pilots question
Replies: 7
Views: 2496

Re: Furloughed pilots question

jim, simulator. As GalaxyFlyer noted above, takeoff and landing currency is valid for 90 days. At my company, the Director of Flight Operations decided that if a pilot is off from flying due to taking the Reduction in flying option or Leave of Absence option and his/her takeoff and landing currency ...

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by e38
Sun Apr 19, 2020 9:26 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Furloughed pilots question
Replies: 7
Views: 2496

Re: Furloughed pilots question

jim, you are absolutely correct that the policies are very different from airline to airline and from country to country, so I can only provide you with an example based on the company where I work (in the United States). Currently, my employer is offering two programs for pilots to help mitigate th...

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by e38
Mon Apr 13, 2020 5:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JFK Terminal 2 Final Flight
Replies: 26
Views: 6890

Re: JFK Terminal 2 Final Flight

Quoting jfklganyc (Reply # 18), "This whole thread is non sensical in so many ways, it is ridiculous." jfklganyc, yes it is. I agree. But, what you may have noticed over the past few years is that Airliners.net has really deteriorated to a very low level of quality in aviation interest, an...

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by e38
Mon Apr 13, 2020 2:43 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Operations at SJU in the 1970's
Replies: 15
Views: 3299

Re: Delta Operations at SJU in the 1970's

based on the timetable referenced above by lx2iah, SJU - LAX nonstop service was operated by DC8-61 equipment. IAHWorldflyer, as you alluded to, San Juan service evolved over time. Based on the references provided by lx2iah, SJU service went from SJU-MSY/LAX with DC-8 equipment; later MSY and LAX we...

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by e38
Mon Apr 13, 2020 1:39 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Because it isn’t/wasn’t/ wouldn’t be profitable
Replies: 4
Views: 537

Re: Because it isn’t/wasn’t/ wouldn’t be profitable

zrs70, thank you for posting this.

Unfortunately, there are still many folks on A.net who are either unable to process thoughts or unable to reason logically on their own (or make the time and effort to conduct some research) and they will continue to ask these questions. Nice try, however.

e38

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by e38
Mon Apr 13, 2020 1:31 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JFK Terminal 2 Final Flight
Replies: 26
Views: 6890

Re: JFK Terminal 2 Final Flight

Actually I’ll miss it a lot. As far as I know, it’s the last remaining terminal of JFK’s original terminal buildings (built in 1962, I think) and I still remember when travelers referred to it as the “Braniff, Northwest, Northeast terminal.” I have flown out of Terminal 2 quite a bit over the past f...

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by e38
Sat Apr 11, 2020 4:14 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Braniff Deep South America Flights/Crew Q
Replies: 18
Views: 3297

Re: Braniff Deep South America Flights/Crew Q

Quoting aeromoe (Repy # 9), "the first one was DEN-OAK on 1 January 1979."

aeromoe, was that segment, Denver - Oakland, on Braniff, a charter, or regularly scheduled route?

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by e38
Tue Apr 07, 2020 3:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: EL AL denied loan package
Replies: 36
Views: 15545

Re: EL AL denied loan package

readers: so that my statement in Reply # 6 makes sense, when I wrote the reply, the title of this thread was, "El Al set to collapse."

As noted above in Reply # 9 from lightsaber, the title has been changed.

The new title is much more indicative of the context of the attached article.

e38

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by e38
Tue Apr 07, 2020 3:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: EL AL denied loan package
Replies: 36
Views: 15545

Re: EL AL set to collapse

For the life of me, I don't understand all the drama that seems to be part of the A.net culture. Nicknuzzii, with regard to the title of this thread, "El Al set to collapse." No, that's not what the attached article implied at all. The context of the article is simply that FOR NOW, the Isr...

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by e38
Tue Apr 07, 2020 2:29 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Four Ethiopian 772LRs into MSY today, then nonstop to ADD
Replies: 44
Views: 12406

Re: Four Ethiopian 772LRs into MSY today, then nonstop to ADD

aeromoe and LAX772LR,

thank you for the link to aircraft type designators--very interesting; I was not aware of it previously, and for the explanation, LAX772LR.

e38

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by e38
Mon Apr 06, 2020 9:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Four Ethiopian 772LRs into MSY today, then nonstop to ADD
Replies: 44
Views: 12406

Re: Four Ethiopian 772LRs into MSY today, then nonstop to ADD

berari, thank you.
But where do the abbreviations come from?
I mean, 77L makes a little bit of sense, but how does “W” designate 777-300ER?
e38

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