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by richiemo
Mon Apr 26, 2021 3:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air France revised titles
Replies: 31
Views: 6837

Re: Air France revised titles

Love the revised AirFrance look, especially the larger font on the title. Proof that understated can be beautiful. Plain white fuselage but with a colorful tail and bold titles, it's fantastic. Used to say it about Lufthansa before they flushed it all with the new tail, which looks like an ink spill...

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by richiemo
Tue Apr 06, 2021 11:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Airlines .. 2,500 new pilot slots reserved for women or people of color
Replies: 48
Views: 6195

Re: United Airlines .. 2,500 new pilot slots reserved for women or people of color

Someone says above pilots are mostly conservative. Says who???? Do they identify as such when they address the passengers. I've never heard that before. Maybe it identifies them as such on their name tag. I'll have to look closely. This kinda stereotyping....double-standards

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by richiemo
Tue Apr 06, 2021 11:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Airlines .. 2,500 new pilot slots reserved for women or people of color
Replies: 48
Views: 6195

Re: United Airlines .. 2,500 new pilot slots reserved for women or people of color

[quote="jfklganyc"]The problem is pilots are overwhelmingly: White Male Conservative From rural or suburban areas If you want to change that, you are going to have to open a flight school and pay for underrepresented minorities to train. They can do it, but it will be costly. Short of doin...

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by richiemo
Wed Mar 03, 2021 4:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SFO runways today?
Replies: 2
Views: 784

SFO runways today?

Gang - I see winds in SF today will be upper teens from the southwest. Now, does that still allow planes to land on the 28s and depart from the 1s? Isn't that a pretty decent tail wind? At any other airport you'd think they'd use the 10s for departing and the 19s for landing. But I know SFO is quirk...

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by richiemo
Tue Feb 23, 2021 4:08 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA328 engine explosion at DEN
Replies: 600
Views: 107971

Re: UA328 engine explosion at DEN

Haven't read this entire post so sorry if someone beat me to this...but there has been some bad press coverage on this. NY Post has pic of AA 777 and says 777s will be grounded. Noooo, 777s with PW engines, which AA does not have. The Today show talked about another potential black-eye for Boeing. N...

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by richiemo
Wed Jan 27, 2021 5:25 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: New Queen of the Skies
Replies: 7
Views: 1174

New Queen of the Skies

Sadly, with the high retirement of 747s by passenger carriers, we need to start thinking about who the new Queen of the Skies will be. I believe it is the Triple 7. She's a veteran, and her sheer size yet graceful presence makes it an easy choice for me. Some may want to say the 787, or the A350. Bu...

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by richiemo
Tue Jan 26, 2021 7:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: O'Hare 28R
Replies: 37
Views: 5639

Re: O'Hare 28R

Great, thx for info team. I guess this is part of the beauty of having a 13,000 ft runway (28R). Are there any other similar setups at any other US airports, i.e. where departing flights launch from somewhere other than a threshold? I've been flying for years and I've never seen it. Denver maybe?

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by richiemo
Mon Jan 25, 2021 5:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: O'Hare 28R
Replies: 37
Views: 5639

O'Hare 28R

Gang, was looking at flightaware the other day for KORD. Planes were departing to the West and I noted they appeared to be departing mid-field, i.e. between the main terminal and the International Terminal. I was surprised cause 28R starts at the east end of the International terminal. Then when I l...

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by richiemo
Wed Dec 16, 2020 9:53 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Strobes/Beacons not flashing
Replies: 4
Views: 1791

Strobes/Beacons not flashing

Been meaning to post on the forum about this for years but after watching the attached video I figured now is the time. Hopefully my attachment below works. I've noticed many times in videos of planes that the beacon and the strobes sometimes miss a blink. They'll be on, but one or more of the timed...

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by richiemo
Tue Dec 08, 2020 3:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Airlines Network Thread - 2020
Replies: 2786
Views: 330551

AA 777 now going to CLT

I was just kicking around flightaware.com and noticed that AA is now sending 777's into CLT. That's great news. I guess once they retired the A330s (still broken-hearted) it would figures the 777's and 787's would make their way to CLT. Any chance the 787's will as well. And I guess my question woul...

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by richiemo
Thu Nov 05, 2020 6:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest CEO: ‘The ship is taking on water’
Replies: 241
Views: 48663

Re: Southwest CEO: ‘The ship is taking on water’

[quote="Miamiairport"]COVID 19 is going to be around for awhile. I don't care what Trump says it would be years before they could roll the vaccine out to nearly 8 billion people, not to mention the many millions that will refuse to get the vaccine. Add on the impact from the economy and wh...

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by richiemo
Tue Oct 27, 2020 3:32 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA Fleet Updates - 2020
Replies: 1688
Views: 223986

Re: AA Retires All Airbus A330-200s

I'm devastated by this news. I loved this plane. Often flew it from CLT to PHL (and vice versa). Was great way to ride a wide body without having to go international or trans-con. Was a quick 60 minute thrill ride. Really disappointing. A pox on this pox.

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by richiemo
Mon Jul 27, 2020 9:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The Smell of Airline Cabins
Replies: 82
Views: 12583

Re: The Smell of Airline Cabins

What a great post!!!! I have wondered the same for years. Was it the electrical systems? The leather seats? The air freshner? We may never know. I always compared it to the new car smell. It's heavenly. At one point I actually wondered if it was aromatherapy aimed at getting you to fly more.

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by richiemo
Fri Jul 24, 2020 1:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Does Boeing paint its planes before delivery
Replies: 7
Views: 1664

Does Boeing paint its planes before delivery

When you see all the great photos of Boeing jets leaving Boeing field for delivery, already painted in the airline's livery, I always assumed Boeing must paint them on-site. But maybe not. Are they shipped out somewhere to be painted then returned to Seattle before the delivery flight?

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by richiemo
Mon Jul 13, 2020 6:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A Fitting Tribute to one of the Greatest Airlines Ever - TWA
Replies: 40
Views: 6274

Re: A Fitting Tribute to one of the Greatest Airlines Ever - TWA

Fantastic!!! Thx for posting Those were the days, my friend. Makes me sad. I remember the days of plane spotting where we had so many airlines and so many different planes. Three-holers especially. There was one scene in the second video, the double stripes, that showed a busy taxi-way full of TWA a...

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by richiemo
Tue Jul 07, 2020 6:20 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Frankfurt airport: what happened to it on Google Maps?
Replies: 38
Views: 6029

Why No Planes on Satellite Images???

Gang - I pulled up several airport satellite images today. I was checking a gate location for my flight sim. And I noticed that four different airport satellite images on google maps (EWR, MSP, JFK and ATL) there are little to no airplanes at the gates. In fact, ATL had only two regional jets at two...

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by richiemo
Tue Jun 30, 2020 3:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA early 747 question
Replies: 78
Views: 10789

Re: AA early 747 question

I never flew on an AA 747, only on a Lufthansa one on the past few years. But what was always fascinating, and you see it in some of these photos, is that when you sat on the lower deck, the outer cabin walls seemed to bend outward as the rose, instead of inward as all narrow body and even some curr...

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by richiemo
Tue Jun 16, 2020 7:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: TWA Transatlantic Drawdown Time Line
Replies: 106
Views: 11666

Re: TWA Transatlantic Drawdown Time Line

I believe that in 1994 TWA launched new JFK-GVA-VIE & JFK-GVA-MUC services, and that same year cut out these three cities completely. YES!!!! Very good. I flew the JFK-GVA-VIE route on a 767-200 in March of '94. Capt Jerry Slick on way home, most informative pilot I've ever flown behind. Was a ...

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by richiemo
Wed Mar 25, 2020 6:55 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: New United Livery - A Year in. Thoughts?
Replies: 19
Views: 1578

New United Livery - A Year in. Thoughts?

Let's lighten the mood a little. We're basically a year into the New United livery so I thought I'd start a new thread. How does everyone feel about the new UAL livery now that you've had more time to soak it in. I believe for most of us, it takes awhile to really figure whether you like a new liver...

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by richiemo
Sun Nov 24, 2019 7:01 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: EWR Term A - Joke
Replies: 12
Views: 1938

Re: EWR Term A - Joke

Maybe so, but still no excuse for them not to open more of the security checkpoints NOW.

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by richiemo
Sun Nov 24, 2019 4:24 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: EWR Term A - Joke
Replies: 12
Views: 1938

EWR Term A - Joke

I fly United Express a lot and therefore fly in and out of Term A in EWR. The time to get through security there is a joke. They are by far the longest lines I see anywhere in the country (relative to the length of time it takes.) I can pass through ATL quicker, and certainly Term C in EWR quicker. ...

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by richiemo
Thu Nov 07, 2019 3:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United and Star Wars
Replies: 15
Views: 2035

United and Star Wars

Gang, not sure if this has been covered here, couldn't find it in search. I was looking at flights this morn on flightaware.com and I notice that where UAL flights were listed (ORD to Heathrow in this case), there was a Star Wars logo next to the listed flight instead of the UAL logo. And it reminde...

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by richiemo
Tue Oct 01, 2019 7:32 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Anyone seen new UAL Livery In Person
Replies: 25
Views: 3880

Anyone seen new UAL Livery In Person

Hey, who has seen the new United livery in person. I just did for first time. I didn't like it in photos, worse in person. The new purple on the globe (that used to be gold) looks fluorescent - like it glows in the dark. Never thought the old livery was much but now I really appreciate it. But I kne...

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by richiemo
Thu Sep 19, 2019 8:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: SAS presenting new livery
Replies: 597
Views: 146996

Re: Updated: SAS presenting new livery

I have to say, I'll miss the red engines, BUT, I might have to say that this is the best new livery in as long as I can remember. I really DON'T remember the last tie I preferred a new livery over the old. (I don;t mind AA's new or Frontier's, but neither are better than the old). This is classy and...

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by richiemo
Fri Aug 02, 2019 2:42 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: PHL last night -Frustrating
Replies: 5
Views: 963

PHL last night -Frustrating

I'll try to make long story short. Landed in PHL last night (Thurs) 20 minutes early. We did fly around what looked like a storm cell just over the city. But it certainly didn't seem like a stormy night. As soon as we landed I saw dozens of planes all over the tarmac, so much so we couldn't get to o...

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by richiemo
Fri May 17, 2019 4:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JetBlue switches from Coke to Pepsi
Replies: 193
Views: 22318

Re: JetBlue switches from Coke to Pepsi

terrible!!!!! Is it me or did it used to seem like it was 80% coke, 20% pepsi everywhere. Now way too much pepsi. Tragic

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by richiemo
Thu May 16, 2019 8:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Will 777s get winglets?
Replies: 19
Views: 3938

Re: Will 777s get winglets?

You think the current 772 wing looks old. I happen to love it. I much prefer the older, straighter, squarer lines of the 757s and 777s than today's skinny, pointed, raked wings, which aren't....manly-looking. It's why I haven't really taken to the 787. The skinny, wimpy wings. The lame sloped tail. ...

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by richiemo
Fri Apr 19, 2019 1:07 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United EWR to SFO not always PS?
Replies: 10
Views: 2954

United EWR to SFO not always PS?

I notice that a flight from EWR to SFO today (departing 4:00, flight 1885) is utilizing a legacy Continental 757 (ship 3117). My understanding is all the PS 757s are legacy United 757s (Pratt & Whitneys). So I guess United will basically send a non-PS flight to SF or LA, depending on equipment a...

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by richiemo
Wed Apr 17, 2019 12:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: When did United Fully Phase Out Rising Blue?
Replies: 25
Views: 4935

Re: When did United Fully Phase Out Rising Blue?

When??? Not a moment too soon IMO. Always reminded me of a bad water-color paint job that a 3rd grader would do.

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by richiemo
Tue Apr 16, 2019 11:02 pm
Forum: Aviation Hobby
Topic: So-called "Guide to Planespotting"
Replies: 3
Views: 3057

Re: So-called "Guide to Planespotting"

Isn't it funny how us true airline geeks get really upset when people mis-state things about our beloved aircraft. Very often I'm at the terminal gate or even on the plane and I'll hear someone mis-state something about a plane passing by the window or something incorrect about the plane we're on, a...

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by richiemo
Tue Apr 16, 2019 7:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Changi question
Replies: 1
Views: 575

Changi question

Flightaware doesn't indicate arrival gates at Changi airport (although it does for departures gates FROM Changi). I'd assume that a Singapore flight can arrive from, say EWR, park at a gate and then fly back to EWR departing from the same gate as it arrived.

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by richiemo
Fri Apr 12, 2019 4:51 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Good ol' ATL TSA
Replies: 16
Views: 2405

Re: Good ol' ATL TSA

Even if ATL uses the new updated tray system, there's more to it than that. Cause other airports use that and I don;t see the speed that ATL has. I can't help think it's a management style and an overall attitude. They just seem to do everything well. Even the folks who work the food places are grea...

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by richiemo
Fri Apr 12, 2019 1:21 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Where have all the planes gone at JFK?
Replies: 24
Views: 10503

Re: Where have all the planes gone at JFK?

Google maps can be misleading. Especially when it comes to airports. I use google maps often to verify where certain gates are so I can confirm how realistic my flight simulator airports are. And very often google maps show half an airplane at a gate or sometimes something that looks like a ghost of...

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by richiemo
Fri Apr 12, 2019 1:18 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: KATL - A brown theme?
Replies: 17
Views: 3556

Re: KATL - A brown theme?

OK, so you're saying Terms T, A, B and C have changed color. But brown, or whatever it is???? Those terminals are ugly enough. Make them a dark color and they'll look like army barracks. The orange wasn't great but...I'll have to look for photos.

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by richiemo
Fri Apr 12, 2019 1:15 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Good ol' ATL TSA
Replies: 16
Views: 2405

Re: Good ol' ATL TSA

Could be. But whatever, they're to be complimented. What a low-stress experience.

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by richiemo
Thu Apr 11, 2019 11:56 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Good ol' ATL TSA
Replies: 16
Views: 2405

Good ol' ATL TSA

Flew out of ATL this afternoon. As always, I was impressed how well they keep the security lines moving. When I first arrived it looked like it would be an hour wait. But the line kept winding around and around, but we were always moving. I always wonder how one of the biggest airports in the world,...

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by richiemo
Thu Apr 11, 2019 11:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: KATL - A brown theme?
Replies: 17
Views: 3556

KATL - A brown theme?

Gang - landed in ATL Tuesday night for the first time in awhile. Last time I was there they were replacing/expanding the windows and raising the ceilings. Looks great. But as we pulled to the gate, it looked like the outside walls of Terminal B had been painted a dark grey or brown. Then when I took...

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by richiemo
Fri Mar 22, 2019 3:44 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: No more LAX loop on departures
Replies: 24
Views: 7133

No more LAX loop on departures

Gang, frequent reviews of flightaware.com at LAX suggests that they don't do the LAX loop anymore on departures. For years you would depart over the pacific, then do a 180 and head back over the airport (assuming you were heading back east of course).That was always the deal when I'd fly back to EWR...

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by richiemo
Thu Mar 21, 2019 6:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Northwest Airlines KMSP hub 747-400 destinations
Replies: 43
Views: 8698

Re: Northwest Airlines KMSP hub 747-400 destinations

Look at all those DC10 flights to US cities. Ahhh the good ol' days.

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by richiemo
Mon Mar 18, 2019 6:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: IAH - Rwy 9 for Landings?
Replies: 12
Views: 1898

IAH - Rwy 9 for Landings?

Gang, was just on flightaware checking out comings and goings at IAH and it appears that they are using runway 9 for landings??? I never knew they did that. I thought only the 8s when wind was east. It appears this way on flightaware cause they have three corridors of planes landing to the east and ...

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by richiemo
Thu Mar 14, 2019 5:28 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: But what do we THINK about the 777x
Replies: 19
Views: 2483

Re: But what do we THINK about the 777x

You all raise a good point I had not thought about. I flew the 777 from EWR to SFO last week and sat behind the engines. And I did notice how friggin' loud they were the whole time. I love that bird so much that I can overlook that, but it certainly was louder than when I fly, say, the A330 and sit ...

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by richiemo
Thu Mar 14, 2019 4:15 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: But what do we THINK about the 777x
Replies: 19
Views: 2483

But what do we THINK about the 777x

I saw a topic asking if we all thought it was in poor taste for Boing to have rolled it out when they did but when I clicked on it, it wouldn't open. But I want to ask, that aside, what do we all think of the looks of the 777x? I have always loved the triple 7. She is a glorious beast. BUT, I don't ...

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by richiemo
Tue Feb 19, 2019 8:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Eastern Airlines "WHISPERJET"
Replies: 45
Views: 9435

Re: Eastern Airlines "WHISPERJET"

haha. Yes, this referred to the noise INSIDE. Cause outside the 727 was very loud. I lived about 13 miles outside of Newark airport in the 90s and you could literally hear the DHL and/or Fed Ex 727s leaving in the middle of the night. Clearly. And when the Delta or Continental 27s would depart even ...

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by richiemo
Tue Feb 12, 2019 11:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Tracking taxiing aircraft
Replies: 10
Views: 1362

Re: Tracking taxiing aircraft

Honestly,, my reason for asking is tied to flight simulator. I try to be as real as possible and see how busy my airport is in real life before "my departure". That simple. But I know we aren't supposed to discuss flight sim here, so...

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by richiemo
Tue Feb 12, 2019 9:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Tracking taxiing aircraft
Replies: 10
Views: 1362

Tracking taxiing aircraft

Hi gang - I'm curious. There are a number of websites that can track live flights in the air (flightaware comes to mind). But are there any that allow you to track planes that are taxiing at various airports. And if not, I wonder why.

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by richiemo
Thu Feb 07, 2019 12:38 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What happened to quick descent idea
Replies: 3
Views: 1132

What happened to quick descent idea

If memory serves, wasn't there some discussion some years back about the FAA experimenting with leaving planes at altitude longer, then having them descend to their destination airport faster, thus being able to idle back on power most of the way down, thus saving on fuel (and also emissions). I tho...

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by richiemo
Wed Feb 06, 2019 2:07 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Layovers pre-intl flights
Replies: 14
Views: 3250

Layovers pre-intl flights

Gang - is there a required minimum layover for an aircraft in a US hub before it can depart for an international location. Somehow I'm remembering like 3 hours so to allow for security sweep. But maybe that's when the flight comes IN from an international location. In other words, if Delta flew an A...

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by richiemo
Sun Feb 03, 2019 3:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta's GE A333s
Replies: 27
Views: 6142

Re: Delta's GE A333s

It's funny but until I noticed the GE-engine Delta 333s, I didn't know Delta had ordered A330s prior to the NEO order. I thought they only had the legacy NW birds.

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by richiemo
Sat Feb 02, 2019 11:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta's GE A333s
Replies: 27
Views: 6142

Delta's GE A333s

Hey gang - question. I only discovered the other day that Delta's latest A333s were delivered with GE engines (vs Pratt & Whitneys) providing higher MTOW. Any rhyme or reason to how they use them. I looked each one of them up today on Flightaware. One was used SLC to ATL today (granted it had or...

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by richiemo
Sat Feb 02, 2019 11:01 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Most iconic livery?
Replies: 37
Views: 3187

Re: Most iconic livery?

I'd have to agree with Pan Am. (honorable mention to Delta's 70s, 80s and early 90s - and a shout out to National's Sun logo for pure fun)

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