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by cruiseshipcrew
Wed Jul 15, 2020 2:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: QF A380 storage.
Replies: 17
Views: 3906

Re: QF A380 storage.

The avionics on these birds need to be stored in a temperature-controlled warehouse due to their lengthy stay which is why they went to VCV. As noted by others, the fact that QF's own people can drive there to work on the birds was another added perk.

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by cruiseshipcrew
Tue Jun 09, 2020 8:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: KL 744 Phase out News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 1165
Views: 324558

Re: KL 744 Phase out News and Discussion Thread

If there was a sale of PH-BFY before going off to MHV would the new owner license the aircraft before ferrying? What parts would they be aiming at getting. Or do they buy with a plan to salvage everything and presumably recoup purchase price plus a margin? IOW does the purchaser save KLM the salvag...

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by cruiseshipcrew
Mon May 25, 2020 11:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: KL 744 Phase out News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 1165
Views: 324558

Re: KL 744 Phase out News and Discussion Thread

https://mobile.twitter.com/NowHeresYou/ ... 7699822592


Yes due to Virgin Orbit's launch today after being scrubbed for yesterday.
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VCVSpotter wrote:
PH-BFS is allegedly staying the night at ORD is this true???!!!

https://mobile.twitter.com/NowHeresYou/ ... 7699822592


Yes due to Virgin Orbit's launch today after being scrubbed for yesterday.

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by cruiseshipcrew
Mon May 18, 2020 4:56 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qantas Fleet Thread - 2020
Replies: 89
Views: 19264

Re: Qantas Fleet Thread - 2020

VH-OEH will be ferrying out to the desert next week. Thank you for the tip! If you hear anything else (whether it’s permanent, or time/flight #/route/specific days etc) please let me know! :) QF B744 ‘Hervey Bay' VHOEH is scheduled to depart tomorrow morning 09:30 SYDLAX & then off to MHV at a ...

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by cruiseshipcrew
Thu May 14, 2020 3:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qantas Fleet Thread - 2020
Replies: 89
Views: 19264

Re: Qantas Fleet Thread - 2020

VH-OEH will be ferrying out to the desert next week.

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by cruiseshipcrew
Sat May 09, 2020 4:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet, Network, & Livery Thread - 2020
Replies: 3980
Views: 607142

Re: United Fleet, Network, & Livery Thread - 2020

This looks like the end for the 764s and PW757s. In an email I got earlier today. "Currently, we’ve parked 450 mainline aircraft and 300 United Express aircraft across 23 locations. Some of those planes were already slated for retirement, including our B767-400 and B757 PS fleets." Any id...

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by cruiseshipcrew
Thu Apr 30, 2020 6:54 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Airlines projects $2.1 billion pretax loss as coronavirus roils business, seeks more federal aid
Replies: 92
Views: 19448

Re: United Airlines posts $2.1 billion pretax loss as coronavirus roils business, seeks more federal aid

Also looks like Airline workers who become unemployed on Oct 1+ will miss out on the $600 weekly assistance which was for being on unemployment from April-July They are getting a much better deal by being employed until Oct 1st. I hope a lot of them are using this time to try to find another job be...

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by cruiseshipcrew
Wed Apr 29, 2020 9:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Airlines projects $2.1 billion pretax loss as coronavirus roils business, seeks more federal aid
Replies: 92
Views: 19448

Re: United Airlines posts $2.1 billion pretax loss as coronavirus roils business, seeks more federal aid

It will be a weird feeling when I go on unemployment on October 1st while the rest of America goes back to work. Hopefully I will have an easier time applying for unemployment. Also looks like Airline workers who become unemployed on Oct 1+ will miss out on the $600 weekly assistance which was for ...

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by cruiseshipcrew
Sat Apr 25, 2020 6:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Airlines projects $2.1 billion pretax loss as coronavirus roils business, seeks more federal aid
Replies: 92
Views: 19448

Re: Coronavirus Aviation Related News & Discussion Thread - April 2020

How are voluntary programs not enough when the entire payroll is covered by grants from Apr - Sep? At that point it doesn't matter if United operates 1 flight a day or 5,000 - the labor cost is being carried by the taxpayers. Can you tell me where in this it mentions hour will/can not be reduced? &...

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by cruiseshipcrew
Sat Apr 25, 2020 6:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Airlines projects $2.1 billion pretax loss as coronavirus roils business, seeks more federal aid
Replies: 92
Views: 19448

Re: United Airlines posts $2.1 billion pretax loss as coronavirus roils business, seeks more federal aid

I would not be surprised if the government gives additional financial support after September 30. I’ve been saying this for several weeks and it again might come with the stipulation of no layoffs. But all it will probably do is delay the inevitable to spring 2021 I can't see the Government basical...

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by cruiseshipcrew
Fri Apr 10, 2020 2:25 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 747-400 Passenger Fleet Tracking/Retirements Thread - 2020
Replies: 391
Views: 90852

Re: Boeing 747-400 Passenger Fleet Tracking/Retirements Thread - 2020

She still here..Looks as though they filed for the flight, but she never took off. Same thing happened on Monday. She's really resisting this retirement thing..LoL! https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/49751392517_9dda5062b6_c.jpg Hopefully VH-OEG can complete her ferry flight tomorrow to Mojave if ...

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by cruiseshipcrew
Thu Apr 09, 2020 11:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 747-400 Passenger Fleet Tracking/Retirements Thread - 2020
Replies: 391
Views: 90852

Re: Boeing 747-400 Passenger Fleet Tracking/Retirements Thread - 2020

It looks like VH-OEG is preparing for departure to MHV as QF6001. She will be missed. https://www.flightradar24.com/data/aircraft/vh-oeg Gabep She still here..Looks as though they filed for the flight, but she never took off. Same thing happened on Monday. She's really resisting this retirement thi...

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by cruiseshipcrew
Sat Mar 28, 2020 3:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qantas Retiring 747 Fleet on March 29?
Replies: 73
Views: 13256

Re: Qantas Retiring 747 Fleet on March 29?

Has anyone noticed that every QF 747 retirement over the past two years have come with a rumor saying they are being sold to GE or RR? I know it was correct with VH-OJU but these five birds are definitely not going to GE. As mentioned above, I think sometimes the engines go back to the manufacture a...

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by cruiseshipcrew
Wed Mar 18, 2020 6:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Aviation sector unpaid leaves and layoffs thread
Replies: 1149
Views: 36863

Re: Airlines unpaid leaves and layoffs thread

What kind of timeline do you think this process takes for the big 3 in the US? If it comes down to furloughs, do you think those people will know in a few weeks, a month, a week etc? Curious what the process length generally takes.

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by cruiseshipcrew
Wed Jan 29, 2020 2:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet, Network, & Livery Thread - 2020
Replies: 3980
Views: 607142

Re: United Fleet, Network, & Livery Thread - 2020

I think it was before Polaris was announced, the 777, 767, and 747 (In the nose) had a 1-2-1 seat. It predates Polaris and was United’s “first class”. It later went away but as I remember, there is maybe 1-2 767s with it left, and a few 777s but can’t find any info. You're talking about the old Uni...

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by cruiseshipcrew
Wed Jan 29, 2020 2:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing announces first annual net loss since 1997
Replies: 126
Views: 16005

Re: Boeing announces first annual net loss since 1997

Even with Boeing not re-branding/de-branding the MAX name I'd bet money that just about every airline will drop the name from everything just like what ACCS300 says about what Ryanair did. You won't see it printed on anything that faces the general public.

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by cruiseshipcrew
Thu Sep 19, 2019 8:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qantas one way one-off 744 SYD-LAX 13OCT19
Replies: 45
Views: 13990

Re: Qantas one way one-off 744 SYD-LAX 13OCT19

sonicruiser wrote:
that would then ferry empty from LAX to VCV to its final resting place.


Luckily for OJU, unlike her recent sisters, VCV won't be her final resting place and she has another carrier, and a very interesting one at that, in her next chapter in life after she gets several modifications done.

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by cruiseshipcrew
Thu Sep 05, 2019 7:44 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: ​Emirates begins A380 retirements to support in-service fleet
Replies: 120
Views: 32617

Re: ​Emirates begins A380 retirements to support in-service fleet

It says two A380s owned by Emirates are parked at DWC and are acting as parts donors, with landing gear a high value item. I think its not that the landing-gears have high value, more likely the cost of overhaul of the landing-gear is the deciding factor to park the aircraft and rob parts off it. M...

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by cruiseshipcrew
Fri Aug 23, 2019 1:20 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet/Network Thread - 2019
Replies: 3546
Views: 712611

Re: United Fleet/Network Thread - 2019

KVH68 wrote:
Looks like the "Her Art Here" 757 will be unveiled at the United Family Day event on Sunday, October 13 at the United SFO maintenance base.


I completely forgot about these! :lol:

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by cruiseshipcrew
Sun Jul 28, 2019 3:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: TWA 747 Interiors (1995-1998) Questions
Replies: 12
Views: 4960

Re: TWA 747 Interiors (1995-1998) Questions

https://www.instagram.com/p/BrBN8xWFcUX/
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Here are three videos I took walking around the interior of one of their 747s after it was in storage. This was one that was leased from Air France and retired in 1997. https://www.instagram.com/p/BrBN8xWFcUX/

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by cruiseshipcrew
Tue Jul 23, 2019 9:16 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Defunct airlines flight 1
Replies: 8
Views: 1248

Re: Defunct airlines flight 1

Continental Airlines Flight 1 was IAH-HNL with the return being flight 2.

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by cruiseshipcrew
Sat Jul 06, 2019 12:01 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: 6000ft and no chimes
Replies: 25
Views: 3327

Re: 6000ft and no chimes

I was on a United 777 from BRU-IAD that was landing in rainy weather with very low clouds. The flight crew never made any announcements or dings. I was in business class and thought that we were pretty low for the galley to not be put away yet as dishes, glasses etc were on the counter, carts were o...

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by cruiseshipcrew
Mon Jun 24, 2019 5:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 747-400 Passenger Fleet Tracking/Retirements Thread 2019
Replies: 124
Views: 35345

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

- According to Skyliner, one of the ex- JASDF 747-400 will be ferried to TLV for freighter conversion. This will be the first freighter conversion of a 747-400 in years, right? Not counting the Asiana B747-400M which was converted recently (that was already a Combi frame). Any more info about this?...

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by cruiseshipcrew
Fri May 31, 2019 1:44 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: How Long Did It Take American to Retire the TWA Brand?
Replies: 53
Views: 11045

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

I feel like the TWA-AA merger was accomplished much more quickly than the more recent ones (DL/NW, UA/CO, and US/AA), even if you take into account the difference in sizes of the airlines involved. The acquisition of TWA by American was announced in mid-April 2001, and just under 8 months later on ...

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by cruiseshipcrew
Thu May 16, 2019 7:55 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qantas Fleet Thread - 2019
Replies: 346
Views: 85745

Re: Qantas Fleet Thread - 2019

Shame that OEB is going to Tupelo for scrapping and won't be joining her recent retired sisters OJM, OJT and OJS in Mojave. Tupelo chops them up pretty quickly.

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by cruiseshipcrew
Thu May 09, 2019 11:48 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Bigger presence at ORD: UA or AA?
Replies: 38
Views: 6238

Re: Bigger presence at ORD: UA or AA?

The UA 763s take the cake as the worst of ORD TATL. That was true before UA recently finished refurbishing the old three cabin interiors. With all the 767s either having the new Polaris seat or the other business flat beds including TVs (that AA's still don't have) they are quite a good product. Al...

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by cruiseshipcrew
Thu May 02, 2019 12:58 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: KE is considering removing first class entirely from their fleet
Replies: 49
Views: 6403

Re: Korean Air drops first-class on 27 routes

I did three ORD-ICN flights in recent months on Korean air and on all three flights my friend and I were the only ones in first. Not surprised to hear this and wouldn't be surprised if they dropped it from the 777s eventually like Asiana.

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by cruiseshipcrew
Thu Apr 25, 2019 3:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Airlines "Evolution" to Globe Livery released
Replies: 1797
Views: 386776

Re: United Airlines "Evolution" to Globe Livery released

OCAVIATION nice job on the mockups but we will see those all soon in real life. What I would like to see you make is putting the new livery on a 747-400 to see what that would have looked like.

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by cruiseshipcrew
Tue Apr 23, 2019 8:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Airlines "Evolution" to Globe Livery released
Replies: 1797
Views: 386776

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

Believe it or not people sleep at 3 AM, that aside I believe instagrammer DieCastJames was the only person to get a close up of the new livery, depending of what you would define as a close up: https://i.imgur.com/THbCju4l.jpg I don’t see anything but darkness on that picture. I watched the actual ...

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by cruiseshipcrew
Tue Apr 23, 2019 4:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Airlines "Evolution" to Globe Livery released
Replies: 1797
Views: 386776

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

I can't help but get the impression that had UA adopted Rising Blue post-merger all we'd be reading here would be endless "bring back the globe!" :roll: Why would they petition to bring back CO’s logo? The issue is that those who are bashing the Tulip fail or ignore to grasp is that the a...

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by cruiseshipcrew
Tue Apr 23, 2019 4:42 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Airlines "Evolution" to Globe Livery released
Replies: 1797
Views: 386776

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

Shes flying to Chicago in about an hour and going straight into the hangar. Wednesday should be fun for all involved.

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by cruiseshipcrew
Sat Apr 06, 2019 1:20 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet/Network Thread - 2019
Replies: 3546
Views: 712611

Re: United Fleet/Network Thread - 2019

I see N771UA has been in Rockford IL for the past week but no mention of what its in for on the site. Any idea what UA does there? New livery being painted? They rented a hangar in Rockford to do maintenance. They are out of hangar space at their maintenance bases. They are sending mechanics from O...

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by cruiseshipcrew
Sat Apr 06, 2019 1:05 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet/Network Thread - 2019
Replies: 3546
Views: 712611

Re: United Fleet/Network Thread - 2019

I see N771UA has been in Rockford IL for the past week but no mention of what its in for on the site. Any idea what UA does there? New livery being painted?

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by cruiseshipcrew
Sun Mar 31, 2019 6:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Airlines "Evolution" to Globe Livery released
Replies: 1797
Views: 386776

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

Found this photo and a couple other variations on an SF design website, seems to fit all the rumors, and the "UNITED" fits the "Her Art Here" design guidelines. The link for the website is: https://www.dsdesignoffice.co/united-airlines/ For some reason I can't make the image wor...

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by cruiseshipcrew
Wed Mar 27, 2019 3:26 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet/Network Thread - 2019
Replies: 3546
Views: 712611

Re: United Fleet/Network Thread - 2019

Paint or storage??? Boeing ferried several max8s to PAE a few days ago. I was looking at Google maps of the New Iberia airport. There is a company called Aviation Exteriors Louisiana (AvEx) that paints aircrafts. Maybe that's our reveal aircraft for the updated livery? Makes sense to use a plane th...

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by cruiseshipcrew
Sun Mar 24, 2019 11:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet/Network Thread - 2019
Replies: 3546
Views: 712611

Re: United Fleet/Network Thread - 2019

maxholstemh1521 wrote:
A319 4052 will exit AMA with a fresh coat of paint 3-24 as flight 2732 AMA-EWR


Probably the last plane (not including new delivery) to get the current livery.

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by cruiseshipcrew
Sun Nov 25, 2018 12:02 pm
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: United 747 Scrap Picture Photoshopped
Replies: 10
Views: 4539

Re: United 747 Scrap Picture Photoshopped

I sent the photographer a direct message. This is indeed N182UA not N171UA. I think the confusion comes from N182UA originally had her United titles covered with plastic that was removed. N171UA had her United titles painted over and was finished being scrapped at the start of the year. She also nev...

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by cruiseshipcrew
Wed Oct 31, 2018 3:43 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Virgin A340-600 (G-VWIN) flew to the scrappers last month but Virgin has bought it back!
Replies: 102
Views: 30305

Re: Virgin A340-600 (G-VWIN) flew to the scrappers last month but Virgin has bought it back!

Coming back to the topic question here, I too would like to understand the process of bringing G-VWIN back from her death bed at TUP. Few airframes make it out of there alive. Very little was done to VWIN before they pulled her to return to service. They had a few former United 747s that had a high...

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by cruiseshipcrew
Tue Sep 25, 2018 1:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The aircraft used in "Manifest" (NBC show)
Replies: 23
Views: 5104

Re: The aircraft used in "Manifest" (NBC show)

The cabin was a set on a sound stage made up of various airplane parts.

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by cruiseshipcrew
Fri Aug 10, 2018 2:41 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United updating brand with new colors
Replies: 128
Views: 27026

Re: United updating brand with new colors

I guess your informant doesn't understand the concept of a NDA lol He was part of two feedback/viewing groups that had to sign NDA. A lot of good that did, lol :) Lol I get what you're saying but I guess it was over the livery itself. I tried my best to get him to tell me some details of it but he ...

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by cruiseshipcrew
Fri Aug 10, 2018 12:18 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United updating brand with new colors
Replies: 128
Views: 27026

Re: United updating brand with new colors

I hate to post this here because the new United livery question/debate happens every few months but someone who I really trust at United told me a new livery is coming that has been in development since last year. He was part of two feedback/viewing groups that had to sign NDA. He said at the time t...

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by cruiseshipcrew
Tue May 29, 2018 4:43 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Tupelo Airport Stored Planes
Replies: 13
Views: 3138

Re: Tupelo Airport Stored Planes

Hi Anet folks, Does anyone know which airliners are currently stored at Tupelo regional airport currently? I know that United has N118UA, N117UA, and N121UA stored there and Virgin Atlantic has an A340-600 also stored there. I will be visiting and would love to know what I will be seeing. Thanks fo...

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by cruiseshipcrew
Tue May 29, 2018 2:09 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Tupelo Airport Stored Planes
Replies: 13
Views: 3138

Re: Tupelo Airport Stored Planes

Hi Anet folks, Does anyone know which airliners are currently stored at Tupelo regional airport currently? I know that United has N118UA, N117UA, and N121UA stored there and Virgin Atlantic has an A340-600 also stored there. I will be visiting and would love to know what I will be seeing. Thanks fo...

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by cruiseshipcrew
Mon May 07, 2018 10:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet Upgrade Status - 2018
Replies: 2603
Views: 381323

Re: United Fleet Upgrade Status - 2018

I finally signed up for the monthly wifi package last week and already regretting it. I'm going to put in for a refund or ask for them to push back the start date. Since purchasing I have done five flights and only one flight was the wifi working. I know they are working on improving their connectio...

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by cruiseshipcrew
Sat May 05, 2018 7:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Virgin A340-600 (G-VWIN) flew to the scrappers last month but Virgin has bought it back!
Replies: 102
Views: 30305

Re: Virgin A340-600 (G-VWIN) flew to the scrappers last month but Virgin has bought it back!

Checked out TUP on Google Earth real quick and they have quite the collection there actually. Several 747s including what looks like ANA's old Pokemon jet, and some 757s and 737 classics among others. They have about three 747s from United currently but basically everything you see in that Google E...

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by cruiseshipcrew
Fri May 04, 2018 2:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Virgin A340-600 (G-VWIN) flew to the scrappers last month but Virgin has bought it back!
Replies: 102
Views: 30305

Re: Virgin A340-600 (G-VWIN) flew to the scrappers last month but Virgin has bought it back!

So I thought this was an interesting situation and was curious if it has happened before? Virgin Atlantic sold G-VWIN to a scrap yard in Mississippi and the airplane was flown there last month for scrapping. Well for whatever reason (maybe due to 787 issues?) Virgin has bought the airplane back fro...

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by cruiseshipcrew
Fri May 04, 2018 3:33 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Virgin A340-600 (G-VWIN) flew to the scrappers last month but Virgin has bought it back!
Replies: 102
Views: 30305

Virgin A340-600 (G-VWIN) flew to the scrappers last month but Virgin has bought it back!

So I thought this was an interesting situation and was curious if it has happened before? Virgin Atlantic sold G-VWIN to a scrap yard in Mississippi and the airplane was flown there last month for scrapping. Well for whatever reason (maybe due to 787 issues?) Virgin has bought the airplane back from...

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by cruiseshipcrew
Tue May 01, 2018 7:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qantas Fleet Thread 2018
Replies: 499
Views: 99550

Re: Qantas Fleet Thread 2018

Anyone have any updated information on when VH-OEB is having her fleet exit?

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by cruiseshipcrew
Mon Apr 30, 2018 1:58 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United 747-400 at MXE?
Replies: 18
Views: 4202

Re: United 747-400 at MXE?

UA857 wrote:
What was the reposition flight for?


Victorville does very little scrapping now and is more of a short term/long term holding place. The United 747s went through de-branding there while some went out to be stored while others flew off to be scrapped by other companies.

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