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by crownvic
Sun Oct 02, 2022 4:23 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: What will happen to NASA's SOFIA?
Replies: 4
Views: 305

Re: What will happen to NASA's SOFIA?

Sadly, there is very little use anymore for 747SP. Budgets for museums are just not there anymore for taking in such a large aircraft, as much as it would be nice. More than likely, it will have it's final ferry flight to either MZJ, Mojave or Victorville, where it will meet it's fate. I would love ...

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by crownvic
Mon Sep 26, 2022 3:41 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Return to Hong Kong
Replies: 18
Views: 4514

Re: Return to Hong Kong

Sadly, Hong Kong is done as we once knew it. United will be the only U.S. carrier at HKG for the foreseeable future. Personally, I feel HKs demise is more political than anything and the virus was used to strip the city of it's vibrant life and it will never be what it once was. Although demand will...

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by crownvic
Fri Sep 23, 2022 3:05 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airliners Not Built to Contractual Specification - NTU
Replies: 13
Views: 5717

Re: Airliners Not Built to Contractual Specification - NTU

I think the most notable example of an airline refusing aircraft that did not meet spec was Singapore Airlines and the MD11? I believe the aircraft fell well short of its range spec on test and Singapore then cancelled its orders for 20 of them? I understand it was a major blow to the MD11 programm...

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by crownvic
Thu Sep 22, 2022 2:43 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA reveals new interiors for 787-9 and A321XLR
Replies: 136
Views: 20335

Re: AA reveals new interiors for 787-9 and A321XLR

When i started flying in the late 70s, the 707s and 727s had orange seats with dark brown accents. When F/C was just two wide seats next to each other, on a 707 you just sunk into them. They were enormously comfortable and i remember looking out at the strobes flashing against the engine at night. ...

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by crownvic
Thu Sep 22, 2022 1:10 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA 2036 Question?
Replies: 5
Views: 1364

Re: BA 2036 Question?

bobtables wrote:
Same aircraft is scheduled to depart again for LGW in 10 min so nothing too serious.


that may be flight 2038 the second of two MCO-LGW daily flights...

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by crownvic
Thu Sep 22, 2022 12:36 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA 2036 Question?
Replies: 5
Views: 1364

BA 2036 Question?

Tonight BA 2036 took off from Orlando for LGW and just off the coast (Kennedy Space Center) about 20 minutes into the flight it proceeded to circle multiple times before returning back to MCO. Anyone have any ideas what went wrong that they would circle several times and return? https://flightaware....

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by crownvic
Wed Sep 21, 2022 11:24 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Orlando Aviation Thread - 2022
Replies: 165
Views: 20016

Re: Orlando Aviation Thread - 2022

I am suprised what little coverage there was here in Orlando on the local news. In most cases it was mentioned halfway into the news hour. I would think that opening a $2 billion international terminal would be a much larger deal. Its also been quiet here too on this forum. Note: First flight was an...

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by crownvic
Tue Sep 13, 2022 5:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates Fleet and Network Discussions thread - 2022
Replies: 396
Views: 93458

Re: Emirates Fleet and Network Discussions thread - 2022

I know there is no chance but it would be nice if Emirates brings an A380 to Orlando for the grand opening of the new Terminal C which is getting ready to open shortly. Emirates will be one of the carriers flying out of it. is EK moving to terminal C ? any chance they open their own lounge in the n...

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by crownvic
Tue Sep 13, 2022 8:57 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates Fleet and Network Discussions thread - 2022
Replies: 396
Views: 93458

Re: Emirates Fleet and Network Discussions thread - 2022

I know there is no chance but it would be nice if Emirates brings an A380 to Orlando for the grand opening of the new Terminal C which is getting ready to open shortly. Emirates will be one of the carriers flying out of it.

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by crownvic
Wed Sep 07, 2022 12:45 pm
Forum: Aviation Hobby
Topic: Value of my airplane models
Replies: 8
Views: 1237

Re: Value of my airplane models

Coincidentally, as a kid in the early 1970's, I bought Aero-Mini's. Fast forward to 1995 was the last time i saw them wrapped in bubble wrap and in a box. A friend in Detroit who realized I left them behind (with them) when I moved to Seattle that year, emailed me a month ago and said she'd send th...

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by crownvic
Fri Sep 02, 2022 5:41 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: "Tall Tail" A330-200s
Replies: 9
Views: 3013

Re: "Tall Tail" A330-200s

Thanks for all the comments. This sort of date is very helpful for historical research, where so little is now written books regarding later airframe types.

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by crownvic
Fri Sep 02, 2022 5:16 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ercan airport
Replies: 13
Views: 2210

Re: Ercan airport

What country is it in? please say a word with the country after the city name, next time. Q I feel the same when they write US airport codes in stead of city names. Don't know why everyone should know the code for Colorado Springs, Tallahassee or Albuquerque. Ercan is located in the city of Nicosia...

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by crownvic
Thu Sep 01, 2022 4:10 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Morning Consult: 40% of former U.S. road warriors expect to never travel for work again.
Replies: 169
Views: 23254

Re: Morning Consult: 40% of former U.S. road warriors expect to never travel for work again.

Most of the reason I don’t do as many day trips as before the pandemic is the lower level of service from airlines and rental car companies. You can’t schedule your travel anywhere near as tightly as you could pre-2020, and disruptions are the norm all around now. I notice a huge difference in trav...

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by crownvic
Thu Sep 01, 2022 3:57 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: "Tall Tail" A330-200s
Replies: 9
Views: 3013

"Tall Tail" A330-200s

As many may not realize, all the early delivery A330-200s had a a taller vertical stabilizer than later produced versions. How many of these are still in service and how many were converted to the smaller fin?

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by crownvic
Tue Aug 16, 2022 4:59 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Philadelphia Aviation Thread - 2022
Replies: 489
Views: 71752

Re: Philadelphia Aviation Thread - 2022

I feel like PHL never has international demand. Probably because it's domestic companies here not really international companies. Plus it's cheaper to fly out of EWR or JFK. I will say the article made it seem like there was initial demand to PHL. There is plenty of international demand at PHL to t...

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by crownvic
Tue Aug 16, 2022 4:55 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Philadelphia Aviation Thread - 2022
Replies: 489
Views: 71752

Re: Philadelphia Aviation Thread - 2022

usairways85 wrote:
For clarity the PHL-PHX flight will be on the 788. The aeroroutes post lists both 788 and 789 on different lines. The PHL-MIA 788 rotation appears to drop off the schedule.


Last year (or was it the year before), they did PHL-LAS with the 788. I guess this is not coming back.

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by crownvic
Tue Aug 16, 2022 4:35 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Saving the last full passenger Convair CV580
Replies: 18
Views: 8348

Re: Saving the last full passenger Convair CV580

452QX wrote:
DFW17L wrote:
I think Reeve flew those from Cold Bay to Dutch Harbor AK. Don’t hesitate to correct me if I’m wrong.


You might be thinking of the NAMC YS-11, Reeve operated a number of those


Or he is getting them confused with the L-188 Electra.

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by crownvic
Mon Aug 15, 2022 3:15 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Philadelphia Aviation Thread - 2022
Replies: 489
Views: 71752

Re: Philadelphia Aviation Thread - 2022

I was super bored found an article about US airways starting direct flights from Philadelphia to Sao Paulo Brazil. This was suppose to start in October 2014. Whatever happen to that flight? https://www.bizjournals.com/philadelphia/news/2013/03/05/us-airways-announces-flight-as.html?page=all Back fh...

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by crownvic
Wed Aug 10, 2022 8:03 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Norse Atlantic Airways News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 678
Views: 164808

Re: Norse Atlantic Airways News and Discussion Thread

Hello, I apologize if discussed in the previous 13 pages, but is the Orlando service seasonal? I was looking to book for the fall and there were no flights posted? According to a cabin crew member I spoke to he said it’s supposed to be year around and they’re going to extend the booking season very...

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by crownvic
Tue Aug 09, 2022 4:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Norse Atlantic Airways News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 678
Views: 164808

Re: Norse Atlantic Airways News and Discussion Thread

Hello, I apologize if discussed in the previous 13 pages, but is the Orlando service seasonal? I was looking to book for the fall and there were no flights posted?

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by crownvic
Sun Aug 07, 2022 3:32 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Philadelphia Aviation Thread - 2022
Replies: 489
Views: 71752

Re: Philadelphia Aviation Thread - 2022

Does the proximity to EWR/JFK and BWI/IAD have a large impact on PHL in terms of international service? Philadelphia's metro area has a population of more than 6.2 million people, and yet there are only 4 international carriers that currently serve PHL. I understand that AA has a pretty good sized ...

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by crownvic
Sun Aug 07, 2022 3:21 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Philadelphia Aviation Thread - 2022
Replies: 489
Views: 71752

Re: Philadelphia Aviation Thread - 2022

I love Philly and South Jersey and my time living there and family history there, but to be a Debbie downer why would FI fly BWI and PHL? For them it is nearly the same market. Precovid targeting Asia would be helpful though as the recovery there stays slow that will take years. Best bet is AA conn...

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by crownvic
Sat Aug 06, 2022 10:49 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates Fleet and Network Discussions thread - 2022
Replies: 396
Views: 93458

Re: Emirates Fleet and Network Discussions thread - 2022

I have a question about Orlando service. The arriving flight now arrives from Dubai at 10:15am instead of 4:16 pm but still departs to go back at 9:15 pm. Now the plane sits in Orlando for nearluy 12 hours before returning. Why the change and how do they justify that? This is most likely being done...

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by crownvic
Sat Aug 06, 2022 4:38 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Philadelphia Aviation Thread - 2022
Replies: 489
Views: 71752

Re: Philadelphia Aviation Thread - 2022

Does the proximity to EWR/JFK and BWI/IAD have a large impact on PHL in terms of international service? Philadelphia's metro area has a population of more than 6.2 million people, and yet there are only 4 international carriers that currently serve PHL. I understand that AA has a pretty good sized ...

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by crownvic
Fri Aug 05, 2022 4:20 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Philadelphia Aviation Thread - 2022
Replies: 489
Views: 71752

Re: Philadelphia Aviation Thread - 2022

And I rest my case once again. AA is a disservice to PHL and it would be nice if somebody could just boot them out, but we know that this will not happen as there is really nobody left to do it. However, it would be nice if some of these international carriers would take over from AA. I remember whe...

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by crownvic
Thu Aug 04, 2022 9:41 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates Fleet and Network Discussions thread - 2022
Replies: 396
Views: 93458

Re: Emirates Fleet and Network Discussions thread - 2022

I have a question about Orlando service. The arriving flight now arrives from Dubai at 10:15am instead of 4:16 pm but still departs to go back at 9:15 pm. Now the plane sits in Orlando for nearluy 12 hours before returning. Why the change and how do they justify that?

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by crownvic
Thu Aug 04, 2022 5:08 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Philadelphia Aviation Thread - 2022
Replies: 489
Views: 71752

Re: Philadelphia Aviation Thread - 2022

Not sure I totally agree. While the catchment area SW of PHL like Wilmington or deep southern PA will go to BWI, I highly doubt there is much of anything north or east of PHL including all of NJ that would go to BWI. It is just too far by car. Honestly, I have given up after more than 60 years tryi...

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by crownvic
Thu Aug 04, 2022 3:50 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Philadelphia Aviation Thread - 2022
Replies: 489
Views: 71752

Re: Philadelphia Aviation Thread - 2022

I love Philly and South Jersey and my time living there and family history there, but to be a Debbie downer why would FI fly BWI and PHL? For them it is nearly the same market. Precovid targeting Asia would be helpful though as the recovery there stays slow that will take years. Best bet is AA conn...

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by crownvic
Tue Aug 02, 2022 9:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United 2542 LAS-CLE 772
Replies: 7
Views: 2628

United 2542 LAS-CLE 772

As the topic shows, does anyone know what this flight is all about? It operated today and seems to also be operating on August 5th. Is this a charter? Is that a normal flight number for a United charter?

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by crownvic
Sun Jul 31, 2022 3:03 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL2694 ATL-PHL Circling
Replies: 5
Views: 2344

Re: DL2694 ATL-PHL Circling

Woah, just realized you are \texttt{crownvic}! I know you from the The Wild West of Airplane Collecting [DA.C]. Maybe have bought a model or two off you in the past as well. It is a real pleasure to be in the same thread. That would be me :) It gets a little ugly with everyone complaining over on D...

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by crownvic
Sun Jul 31, 2022 3:01 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL2694 ATL-PHL Circling
Replies: 5
Views: 2344

Re: DL2694 ATL-PHL Circling

Anyone know why this flight has been circling PHL for the past 1/2 hour while everyone else is landing fine? Aircraft had an issue with the flaps. It was a little late on the east coast, so no responses last night, but thanks for the info. That half hour I posted of them circling, turned into an ho...

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by crownvic
Sat Jul 30, 2022 4:22 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL2694 ATL-PHL Circling
Replies: 5
Views: 2344

DL2694 ATL-PHL Circling

Anyone know why this flight has been circling PHL for the past 1/2 hour while everyone else is landing fine?

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by crownvic
Sat Jul 23, 2022 4:01 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Hawaiian Airlines 787 Update?
Replies: 72
Views: 15992

Re: Hawaiian Airlines 787 Update?

I can see the A330's flying HNL-LAS as many Hawaiians love Vegas as a playground. and they could fly them to other parts of the country as well as 1 more stop to Europe from the east coast. Many years ago Hawaiian had a HUB on the east coast so it's NOT like there aren't cities in the east that mig...

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by crownvic
Fri Jul 22, 2022 3:30 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Hawaiian Airlines 787 Update?
Replies: 72
Views: 15992

Re: Hawaiian Airlines 787 Update?

I say the deal is dead and they go back to Airbus for the A338N (the aircraft they initially wanted). I am sure with the delivery delays, HA maybe able to get out of the 789 deal. Just a guess on my part :)

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by crownvic
Sun Jul 17, 2022 11:58 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Antonov crash outside Kavala - Greece
Replies: 23
Views: 7221

Re: Antonov crash outside Kavala - Greece

Slcpilot wrote:
(Off topic)
It was interesting to hear Ukrainian An-12s in southern Canada (Alberta) shortly before the war. I always wondered what they were doing there.


There are several Ukrainian registerd AN-12's flying in Canada, USA, Mexico and Caribbean. Most are carrying car parts....

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by crownvic
Sat Jul 16, 2022 8:42 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Light plane parachutes down in Belgium
Replies: 16
Views: 3168

Re: Light plane parachutes down in Belgium

Well that video landing is quite different! Sorry to say but it was kinda funny...

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by crownvic
Fri Jul 15, 2022 7:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates flight EK2692 from BWI to IAD
Replies: 11
Views: 4449

Re: Emirates flight EK2692 from BWI to IAD

GalaxyFlyer wrote:
They’d have to have DOT approval to operate a charter domestically.


Curious to see how the team transits to Orlando along with Chelsea too...Last year there was big hoopla as they were suppose to arrive MCO Orlando on an A380 direct, but that was cancelled due to covid.

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by crownvic
Thu Jul 14, 2022 12:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates flight EK2692 from BWI to IAD
Replies: 11
Views: 4449

Re: Emirates flight EK2692 from BWI to IAD

Does anyone know if the aircraft used will remain in the United States for the team to travel from city to city?

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by crownvic
Wed Jul 13, 2022 10:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Network Thread - 2022
Replies: 1509
Views: 318977

Re: Delta Network Thread - 2022

what aircraft was used to fly 1000 pieces of luggage from LHR to DTW?

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by crownvic
Sat Jul 02, 2022 3:58 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated #2: DL ordered 100 737 MAX 10 + 30 options
Replies: 321
Views: 85864

Re: Rumor: Delta 100 737 MAX 10 Deal At Farnborough

Not to put a fork in this deal, but what happens if the FAA does not certify the Max 10 by the end of the year? Is the deal contingent on this? There is a lot of speculation out there, if Boeing does not get the waiver, the program will be cancelled due to excessive cost increases and delays for the...

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by crownvic
Tue Jun 28, 2022 4:50 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Avelo Airlines News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 2055
Views: 423584

Re: Avelo Airlines News and Discussion Thread

Recently, Avelo has been adding a bunch of Instagram decals behind the L1 door to its fleet. Does anyone know what these decals say? Any close up images around?

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by crownvic
Fri Jun 24, 2022 8:45 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Chicago Aviation Thread - 2022
Replies: 966
Views: 191388

Re: Chicago Aviation Thread - 2022

https://airlinersinternational.org/
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Hello Chicago area residents, dont forget Airliners International 2022 is happening right now thru Saturday and is open to the public, bring the family come all! It is sponsored by the World Airline Historical Society. Rosemont Hilton.

https://airlinersinternational.org/

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by crownvic
Mon Jun 20, 2022 4:37 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Aircraft stored at Bruntingthorpe scrapped (RAF Tri-Stars, VC-10's, Super Guppy)
Replies: 51
Views: 11442

Re: Aircraft stored at Bruntingthorpe scrapped (RAF Tri-Stars, VC-10's, Super Guppy)

James42 wrote:
crownvic wrote:

Separately, what has become of the Conroy CL-44 that was also at Bruntingthorpe? I sure hope it has not met the same fate.


The conroy sky monster is parked at Bournemouth and still in one piece I believe.


Thanks...Fingers crossed that this bird will not meet the same fate.

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by crownvic
Mon Jun 20, 2022 4:29 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JAT DC-10 at JFK in the 80s
Replies: 26
Views: 22371

Re: JAT DC-10 at JFK in the 80s

Despite the quality, it is great video of typical JFK in the 80s during the early evening "push" to Europe. For those wondering what the turbo-prop was with the white tail, it was a Ransome Airlines Mohawk 298 ( an "Americanized" French Nord 262 with re-engined PWC PT-6As). The n...

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by crownvic
Mon Jun 20, 2022 4:13 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Network Thread - 2022
Replies: 1509
Views: 318977

Re: Has DL pretty much down-gauged its TA routes?

I think the OP truly meant transcon. Anyway, everyone got "spoiled" this past winter out west. LAS was up to 10 DL wide-bodies per day. It all ended around May 1. Other cities like SAN and PHX experienced a similar drop of wide body service. With so many international routes suspended, man...

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by crownvic
Sat Jun 18, 2022 4:54 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing's future
Replies: 78
Views: 12311

Re: Boeing's future

LAX772LR wrote:
WalterFaber wrote:
777classic: Sales depressed but doing ok.

Well, considering that the only one they're promoting is the freighter, that's not particularly surprising....

Also, you left out the 737MAX-7


And one of the few current successes, the P-8.

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by crownvic
Fri Jun 17, 2022 4:11 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What is AA currently doing in Asia?
Replies: 98
Views: 17405

Re: What is AA currently doing in Asia?

maybe they should try PHL-NRT/HND where they would have ZERO (direct) competition. They would also have near ZERO demand.... which is why they haven't done it, despite it being hub2hub for OneWorld. Obviously the numbers have since changed (most likely in LAS' favor), but pre-pandemic, LAS had near...

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by crownvic
Fri Jun 17, 2022 3:50 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Singapore A350 fleet - do they have another HGW version?
Replies: 13
Views: 2240

Re: Singapore A350 fleet - do they have another HGW version?

Now that this is all worked out, can somebody describe how many different winglets are on these differing sub-fleets?

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by crownvic
Thu Jun 16, 2022 4:32 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What is AA currently doing in Asia?
Replies: 98
Views: 17405

Re: What is AA currently doing in Asia?

Instead of going into LAX where they are obviously failing, maybe they should try PHL-NRT/HND where they would have ZERO (direct) competition. Despite this being talked about for the past ten years, they just do not want to seem to try it.

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