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by n7371f
Thu Jul 18, 2019 3:54 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet/Network Thread - 2019
Replies: 1743
Views: 310058

Re: United Fleet/Network Thread - 2019

Scott Kirby'd 787-9 - 37 (reduction from 88 in current config) IMO, this is a MASSIVE, MASSIVE downgrade, considering that the 789s fly United's longest routes. Premium Economy (21) plus E+ is only 58 seats on this airplane, meaning 12 Economy pax, most likely Premier members, will be forced into st...

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All of the M90's presently parked have been changed to permanent removal.

MIflyer12 wrote:
I don't know that we will see any parked MD-90s make a brief return from the desert but today DL announced that all MD-90s are to be retired by end 2022.

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by n7371f
Sat Jul 06, 2019 1:27 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Happy 25th Anniversary F9
Replies: 0
Views: 540

Happy 25th Anniversary F9

On July 5, 1994, Frontier II flew its first flight using a leased Boeing 737-201 from USAir. Quite a remarkable backstory on how the second Frontier came to be, built on the backs of mostly original Frontier executives and employees who loved their airline so much (which was shut down in August 1986...

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by n7371f
Wed Jul 03, 2019 5:06 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta improves intl Main Cabin experience
Replies: 156
Views: 20782

Re: Delta improves intl Main Cabin experience

I'm sure DL is asleep at the wheel and ignoring their premium revenues and focused on the back half. :shock: Did you see their updated financial numbers today? DAL is driving a revenue premium - in all cabins. This makes Scott Kirby Airlines I and II look even worse. While we likely both miss NWA fo...

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by n7371f
Wed Jun 26, 2019 4:41 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: How Long Did It Take American to Retire the TWA Brand?
Replies: 53
Views: 9677

Re: How Long Did It Take American to Retire the TWA Brand?

The only reason some of the 717's got basic AA-scheme paint was deliveries continued during the purchase and following the close date Boeing painted them in AA-stripes before delivery. Note the last 5 delivered actually never flew for AA/TW. They all went to AirTran and now you'll find them at DL st...

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by n7371f
Tue Jun 25, 2019 3:55 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Aircraft Refurbishment Thread - 2019
Replies: 402
Views: 73974

Re: Delta Aircraft Refurbishment Thread - 2019

Don't quote me but I was told a) their retirement had been sped up and b) their retirement had been spread out...in last week from two people with ties to flight ops. The engine overhaul issue is the wildcard with the spec only handled in NZ.

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by n7371f
Tue Jun 25, 2019 3:52 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: OAG Changes 6/23/2019:AA Suspends ORD-RNO/ERI/BOI/CHS;DFW-OAK;AF Adds MIA-PTP;DL Increases BOS/SEA
Replies: 89
Views: 13236

Re: OAG Changes 6/23/2019:AA Suspends ORD-RNO/ERI/BOI/CHS;DFW-OAK;AF Adds MIA-PTP;DL Increases BOS/SEA

Stunned seeing 2x daily SEA-TUS on DL via 320's. Wonder if this sticks. DL flew it mainline last season 1x and not sure it was all that great (I flew it about 15-17 times) on a 319 with mixed loads. TUS certainly has the hotel space and the amenities but usually people just go to PHX, even it means ...

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by n7371f
Sat Jun 22, 2019 2:54 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Midwest Express Revival Plans, Office Space Leased
Replies: 111
Views: 18940

Re: Midwest Express Revival Plans, Office Space Leased

Maybe they could update the logo and font since it looks like something made on a Commodore 64.

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by n7371f
Sat Jun 08, 2019 4:15 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alaska to announce new Paine Field route this week, along with other changes (June 3rd, 2019)
Replies: 94
Views: 11725

Re: Alaska to announce new Paine Field route this week, along with other changes (June 3rd, 2019)

Yes it is. Especially when arriving on DL at JFK, ATL. Clear is a God send. However its true beauty is in coalition with PreCheck. Hopefully you have that - and you'll forever be grateful to the airport security Gods. http://www.clearme.com I just signed up a week ago and my first experience will be...

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by n7371f
Fri Jun 07, 2019 3:56 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alaska to announce new Paine Field route this week, along with other changes (June 3rd, 2019)
Replies: 94
Views: 11725

Re: Alaska to announce new Paine Field route this week, along with other changes (June 3rd, 2019)

Clear is a God send. However its true beauty is in coalition with PreCheck. Hopefully you have that - and you'll forever be grateful to the airport security Gods. What is CLEAR? http://www.clearme.com I just signed up a week ago and my first experience will be in a few hours at PHX; I'll report back...

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by n7371f
Tue Jun 04, 2019 4:38 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alaska to announce new Paine Field route this week, along with other changes (June 3rd, 2019)
Replies: 94
Views: 11725

Re: Alaska to announce new Paine Field route this week, along with other changes (June 3rd, 2019)

PDX isn’t working at 4x day on E75. Outside of prime biz travel times, loads are weak. Maybe they throw the Q on it as well. , The 2 routes offering the greatest capacity from PAE are PDX and LAX (4 daily flights each.) One LA flight is already to be moved to PHX in the fall. My thought is that perh...

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by n7371f
Tue Jun 04, 2019 4:25 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alaska to announce new Paine Field route this week, along with other changes (June 3rd, 2019)
Replies: 94
Views: 11725

Re: Alaska to announce new Paine Field route this week, along with other changes (June 3rd, 2019)

DL has had no interest in PAE. Right or wrong believed PAE would merely come at expense of SEA route performance.

DBCoop3r wrote:
I'm really surprised DL hasn't started service to SLC or even MSP... They have to have FFers north of Seattle that would love to fly out of PAE right?

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by n7371f
Mon Jun 03, 2019 4:06 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: AA agrees to order 50 Airbus A321XLR's
Replies: 325
Views: 52830

Re: RUMOR: American to order A321LR

The Harry Stonecipher special.

AWACSooner wrote:
Great job, Boeing, on killing the 757 without a true replacement. I’ve thoroughly enjoyed watching all the longtime 757 operators order and operate the 321 over the past decade because of your lack of foresight!

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by n7371f
Sun Jun 02, 2019 2:58 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Aircraft Refurbishment Thread - 2019
Replies: 402
Views: 73974

Re: Delta Aircraft Refurbishment Thread - 2019

Yes, the Panasonic TV equip was fickle from the first day it appeared over a decade ago. And despite all the effort, it can still be unreliable. That said - GoGo 2Ku ain't perfect. It drops frequently. And when it does, so does TV. In regards to the great listing job on here, it should be noted that...

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by n7371f
Sat May 18, 2019 4:58 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 60 Minutes Australia special on 737max
Replies: 57
Views: 10044

Re: 60 Minutes Australia special on 737max

Give me a break. Typical TV journalism vs print. Garbage. It was factually valid and without bias. My heart goes out to the families. Particularly chilling were the comments from the AA pilot and his description of what the final moments must have been like for passengers on both flights. I have nev...

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by n7371f
Tue May 14, 2019 3:31 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Aircraft Refurbishment Thread - 2019
Replies: 402
Views: 73974

Re: Delta Aircraft Refurbishment Thread - 2019

Yes, this is correct. RJ8 - SkyWest 70 seat CRJ900NG ES4 - SkyWest 70 seat E175 Enhanced I'm assuming RJ7 and RJ9 represent CRJ700 and CRJ900 aircraft, respectively. What, then, are RJ8s and ES4s? Are they the CRJ900s and EMB175s that only have 70 seats? Thanks, EMB170 I believe you're correct on al...

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by n7371f
Tue May 14, 2019 3:27 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DTW-LAN. Why?
Replies: 69
Views: 7444

Re: DTW-LAN. Why?

NW, and I'll assume same with DL, has many great customers in the LAN area due to government, MSU and auto. It's for connections, obviously. Before DL came in, NW would run anything from SF3 to 72R on the route with 6-7 daily frequencies. Flew this route for several years. Never above 8,9k DTW-LAN. ...

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by n7371f
Sun May 12, 2019 3:04 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA Fleet Updates - 2019
Replies: 664
Views: 110097

Re: AA Fleet Updates - 2019

Um...yes they have. All the 738/321 with in-seat AVOD are being removed under the Oasis redo. If AA Leadership actually comes to the point they want to add seatback IFE, they should all be fired. The cost to do so, after all the current renovations, will be astronomical beyond present costs. And it ...

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by n7371f
Sun May 12, 2019 3:01 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Frontier Airlines Updates?
Replies: 6
Views: 1250

Re: Frontier Airlines Updates?

The latest with Frontier is the same. Operationally they're a frickin disgrace. Too many planes out of service with a schedule that provides no slack. And an ownership who doesn't give a crap about ops. Amazing how Spirit has completely lapped them in last few years. Barry & Bill deserve congrat...

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by n7371f
Sat May 11, 2019 4:55 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Aircraft Refurbishment Thread - 2019
Replies: 402
Views: 73974

Re: Delta Aircraft Refurbishment Thread - 2019

Going forward it's assumed the change to the high gross weight E75 indicates a configuration change with these aircraft to standard E75. Otherwise there's little reason to pay Embraer for the weight change. I know there's a future plan as it regards to OO but I don't have the specs on which aircraft...

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by n7371f
Sat May 11, 2019 4:52 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA Fleet Updates - 2019
Replies: 664
Views: 110097

Re: AA Fleet Updates - 2019

If AA Leadership actually comes to the point they want to add seatback IFE, they should all be fired. The cost to do so, after all the current renovations, will be astronomical beyond present costs. And it would represent a complete incompetence in the marketplace and utter lack of forward planning/...

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by n7371f
Thu May 09, 2019 6:22 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA Fleet Updates - 2019
Replies: 664
Views: 110097

Re: AA Fleet Updates - 2019

Sad excuse. DL overhauled ex NW 320's delivered in early 1990's with full in-seat power, AVOD at each seat, WIFI and fully new overheads and bathrooms. You're living in the Dougie America West world my friend where everything is done on the dime. Or as you pointed out, "inexpensively." Hea...

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by n7371f
Thu May 09, 2019 4:37 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Aircraft Refurbishment Thread - 2019
Replies: 402
Views: 73974

Re: Delta Aircraft Refurbishment Thread - 2019

Yes on the registration change. No on the configuration change. Doesn't mean it won't happen. There are a lot of moving parts with DL/OO right now as numerous RJ9's are being retired from DL ops, a few more RJ7's and then additional RJ8 and ES4's coming aboard. Not privy to the final configuration p...

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by n7371f
Thu May 09, 2019 4:33 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PAE Everett, WA Update: Surprising to me...
Replies: 33
Views: 4377

Re: PAE Everett, WA Update: Surprising to me...

Wait until the first DOT numbers come out...There are going to be some real ugly numbers. Not all. But there are routes that are a mess. If AS is invested in PAE-PDX, they're going to have the Q in there soon.

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by n7371f
Thu May 09, 2019 4:29 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL S19 Departures By Hub And Aircraft Type
Replies: 143
Views: 19195

Re: DL S19 Departures By Hub And Aircraft Type

Some of these stations listed...only fair to get GEG posted.

320 - 6
319 - 3
738 - 1
E75 - 6
E7W - 1

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by n7371f
Thu May 09, 2019 4:26 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL S19 Departures By Hub And Aircraft Type
Replies: 143
Views: 19195

Re: DL S19 Departures By Hub And Aircraft Type

TUS in June is:

2x ATL 739 (switching to 321 in September).
3x SLC E7W (mostly the 70 seat version)
3x LAX E7W (almost exclusively the 70 seat version).

DeltaMD95 wrote:
Can we kindly get a breakdown for PHX and TUS?

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by n7371f
Sun May 05, 2019 4:46 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Aircraft Refurbishment Thread - 2019
Replies: 402
Views: 73974

Re: Delta Aircraft Refurbishment Thread - 2019

In regards to the great listing job on here, it should be noted that DL 739 A/C from 3900-on do not have the "live tv" or "Dish" dome installed atop the fuselage. 3900-on use Gogo's 2Ku live TV streaming...which if you've experienced can be up to 5 minutes delay.

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by n7371f
Sun May 05, 2019 4:43 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Aircraft Refurbishment Thread - 2019
Replies: 402
Views: 73974

Re: Delta Aircraft Refurbishment Thread - 2019

Same issue with the M9K/32K refurbishments initially - not enough room for trash. Bags on trash and recyclables taking up floor space during in-flight with no where to stuff them. Without being able to easily search the archives, what was the reason for the change in the A321 configuration from 192-...

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by n7371f
Sun May 05, 2019 3:54 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta A220 route additions
Replies: 266
Views: 10229

Re: Delta A220 route additions

A SEA DL C-Series base is coming 4th Q (unless there is a curve ball).

Since the initial BoD meeting to get approval for the initial order, SEA has been in play for a major hub for the CS1.

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by n7371f
Tue Apr 30, 2019 4:42 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA Fleet Updates - 2019
Replies: 664
Views: 110097

Re: AA Fleet Updates - 2019

N773XF was ferried to GYR via TUS today in Frontier colors with ViaSat Installed. Must've come in from San Salvador for immigration.

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by n7371f
Sat Apr 27, 2019 4:09 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: DL focus cities of the future (RDU, AUS, BNA)?
Replies: 38
Views: 3452

Re: DL focus cities of the future (RDU, AUS, BNA)?

DL has had its eyes on AUS for some time. There will be additional service, up gauging.

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by n7371f
Sat Apr 27, 2019 4:06 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta allegedly lobbying against new FAA rest rule for cabin crew
Replies: 47
Views: 11887

Re: Delta allegedly lobbying against new FAA rest rule for cabin crew

Would have a lot more credence if it weren't the AFA doing the complaining. Already 0-2 at Delta.

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by n7371f
Sat Apr 27, 2019 3:52 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Midwest Express Revival Plans, Office Space Leased
Replies: 111
Views: 18940

Re: Midwest Express Revival Plans, Office Space Leased

This thing has hot mess all over it. Midwest Express was awesome...in a different day and age. The only resurrection that's worked is Frontier. And the current state of Frontier is as far out in left field as the original and the initial second version was.

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by n7371f
Sat Apr 27, 2019 3:47 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Aircraft Refurbishment Thread - 2019
Replies: 402
Views: 73974

Re: Delta Aircraft Refurbishment Thread - 2019

A handful of 763E and 75D aircraft have refurbished seats from prior generation aircraft with smaller seat back screens. Seats were pulled from ex Song/DL 75X's that were retired and for the 763E's from ex DL domestic 763's with seat back screens. Hi folks, Thanks for the updates, just a quick query...

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by n7371f
Sat Apr 27, 2019 3:43 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SKYWEST Lease out airplanes
Replies: 19
Views: 5556

Re: SKYWEST Lease out airplanes

n7371f wrote:
No.

OO CR7's for UA are OO planes. They're not selling or subleasing them to GoJet.

However GoJet is going to have some issues here soon when DL pulls their aircraft.

rsgolfpunk wrote:
GoJet (United) sounds plausible.

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by n7371f
Sat Apr 27, 2019 3:42 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SKYWEST Lease out airplanes
Replies: 19
Views: 5556

Re: SKYWEST Lease out airplanes

No.

rsgolfpunk wrote:
GoJet (United) sounds plausible.

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by n7371f
Fri Apr 26, 2019 6:16 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AS Q1 2019 Results
Replies: 34
Views: 5244

Re: AS Q1 2019 Results

Well that's great they're inside internal numbers - and it helps the BoD are all in on Brad & Ben - but they stink. Even $20 mil for weather. They're awful. I suggest you look at the overall economic numbers for comparison. Maybe AS and B6 are bound for one another - both financials are grossly ...

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by n7371f
Fri Apr 26, 2019 4:17 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AS Q1 2019 Results
Replies: 34
Views: 5244

Re: AS Q1 2019 Results

Awful. Getting spanked in SFO/LAX transcon. SEA-centric management bit off way more than they can chew. Terrible numbers given the state of the industry.

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by n7371f
Sat Apr 13, 2019 4:00 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta looking into accelerating MD-90 retirement
Replies: 203
Views: 29561

Re: Delta looking into accelerating MD-90 retirement

Actually I clean Richard's glasses... So what's your point? DL first discussed acquiring second hand aircraft in 2006, well before it entered merger talks with NW. and they definitely based their projections on a ~20 year lifespan, even going as far to say that they were projecting a $1B savings-les...

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by n7371f
Sat Apr 13, 2019 3:50 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Midwest Airlines 2.0
Replies: 32
Views: 5691

Re: Midwest Airlines 2.0

It is not. The old corp headquarters are about a mile south of this location. Back when YX was last in business, I believe this new property was still being the gates of the ANG. Some sad irony in the selection of the new HQ...it's within a few hundred feet of the crash site of YX's DC-9 back in 198...

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by n7371f
Fri Apr 12, 2019 6:06 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta looking into accelerating MD-90 retirement
Replies: 203
Views: 29561

Re: Delta looking into accelerating MD-90 retirement

So what's your point? The M90 purchase was right out of the NWA playbook for the DC-9's. And it did work. The plan was never to fly these things into the mid 2020's. One thing to keep in mind...the flash-like sale prices DAL was given from Boeing for the 739ER and Airbus for the 321, both models sol...

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by n7371f
Fri Apr 12, 2019 2:34 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Midwest Airlines 2.0
Replies: 32
Views: 5691

Re: Midwest Airlines 2.0

Some sad irony in the selection of the new HQ...it's within a few hundred feet of the crash site of YX's DC-9 back in 1985(?).

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by n7371f
Fri Apr 12, 2019 2:31 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta looking into accelerating MD-90 retirement
Replies: 203
Views: 29561

Re: Delta looking into accelerating MD-90 retirement

The M90 purchase was right out of the NWA playbook for the DC-9's. And it did work. The plan was never to fly these things into the mid 2020's. One thing to keep in mind...the flash-like sale prices DAL was given from Boeing for the 739ER and Airbus for the 321, both models sold at the end of their ...

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by n7371f
Fri Apr 12, 2019 2:27 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta looking into accelerating MD-90 retirement
Replies: 203
Views: 29561

Re: Delta looking into accelerating MD-90 retirement

DAL has options to purchase the aircraft off lease.

kbmiflyer wrote:
Does anyone know the lease arrangement on the 717's from Southwest? This will be the trigger for retirement. From what I have read, Delta got the 717 really cheap from Southwest, so I am guessing they are pretty profitable.

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by n7371f
Wed Apr 10, 2019 3:27 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Big 3 (AA,DL,UA) Regional Airlines -2019
Replies: 102
Views: 13463

Re: Big 3 (AA,DL,UA) Regional Airlines -2019

Correct. The first 2 CG7's have left GoJet and are in process of being prepped for Endeavor. Over the next several months, pairs of CG7's will leave for Endeavor. The entire CRJ-700 fleet is owned by Delta. In the past few months GoJet maintenance has been very busy matching engines and other parts ...

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by n7371f
Wed Apr 10, 2019 3:16 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Spirit livery question
Replies: 26
Views: 3488

Re: Spirit livery question

The entire livery is cheap. And so too are the uniforms. Bumble Bee Air.

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by n7371f
Wed Apr 03, 2019 3:32 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Midwest Airlines 2.0
Replies: 32
Views: 5691

Re: Midwest Airlines 2.0

The livery did look good on the E190. Republic operated several fully painted in the last YX livery.

GSPSPOT wrote:
TWA772LR wrote:
If it happens, PLEASE!!!!!!!, bring back the last Midwest livery! It would look great on a 190.

Hear, hear!

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by n7371f
Wed Apr 03, 2019 3:29 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Which boneyards have DL been sending their retired MD-88s?
Replies: 21
Views: 3881

Re: Which boneyards have DL been sending their retired MD-88s?

717's are coming back in a month or two. Parked during low season to keep engine time down. SBD recently became a storage and breakdown station. Some new company decided to take advantage of the former AFB massive tarmac and large hangers. Previously a MRO had started up several years ago. The MD88'...

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by n7371f
Wed Apr 03, 2019 3:19 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Airlines "Evolution" to Globe Livery released
Replies: 1781
Views: 356529

Re: United Airlines "Evolution" to Globe Livery coming in April

Alaska's new corporate look is part of all the rage of a rainbow of colors wrapping, then converging together. The UA job, if this is legit, plays off that. You'll fine the "wave" look inside Hawaiian's 321 on setbacks and bulkheads. Wells Fargo branding. Alaska as I mentioned. Becoming ve...

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