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by hOMSaR
Thu May 16, 2019 12:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Canada in exclusive talks to buy Air Transat
Replies: 190
Views: 24695

Re: Air Canada buying Air Transat

I know this absolutely is not going to happen, but my one request anyway: Hang onto the A310s a little longer, and fly them on some domestic Canadian or transborder US routes so I can fly on them and get *A credit.

You can retire them the next day, and proceed business as usual from that point.

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by hOMSaR
Wed May 15, 2019 1:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A320ceo Family Production/Delivery Thread - 2019
Replies: 36
Views: 6324

Re: Airbus A320ceo Family Production/Delivery Thread - 2019

Mexicana went bankrupt almost 10 years ago (before the neo was even launched). How are their orders still on the books?

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by hOMSaR
Mon May 13, 2019 3:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WestJet acquired by Onex in $5-billion deal
Replies: 96
Views: 17550

Re: WestJet acquired by Onex in $5-billion deal

Why on earth was this approved? It hasn't been approved yet. Shareholders and government regulators still have to approve it. Are Westjet in such financial turmoil that they had to accept this? It has nothing to do with financial turmoil. Onex is offering a 67% premium over Friday's closing share p...

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by hOMSaR
Wed May 08, 2019 4:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Biman Bangladesh Q400 accident at Yangon
Replies: 19
Views: 4343

Re: Biman Bangladesh Q400 accident at Yangon

Curious how the "these things always come in threes" people in the Challenger 600 crash thread account for this one. Is this the start of a new 3? I was actually curious which "three" they were referring to. I mean, is there a fixed timeframe to which the count of three applies,...

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by hOMSaR
Mon May 06, 2019 2:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Dr. Peters begins scrapping of two ex-SIA A380s
Replies: 187
Views: 65558

Re: Dr. Peters begins scrapping of two ex-SIA A380s

I know I'm probably sounding like a broken record at this point, but I really still don't understand why no one bothered to save 9V-SKA, either to preserve it for display, or at least to operate it. I mean, surely being the plane that operated the first commercial A380 would have given it some valu...

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by hOMSaR
Sun May 05, 2019 4:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA MIA-SNU canceled 04May and 05May
Replies: 12
Views: 1964

Re: AA MIA-SNU canceled 04May and 05May

Clue is in … where is SNU? Look it up: https://www.nationsonline.org/oneworld/IATA_Codes/IATA_Code_S.htm Remember when this forum had all the IATA codes stored so you could just over over the code and it would give you them??? Good times Except for those of us that primarily visit the site on mobil...

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by hOMSaR
Fri May 03, 2019 3:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United expansion in FRA
Replies: 19
Views: 5193

Re: United expansion in FRA

They haven't flown that in quite some time. I see NZ001 as a daily flight on LON-LAX. Not sure where you got your information from, that NZ is not flying this route. If that comment is for me, I think we said the same thing... You said opposite things. You said "they haven't flown that in quit...

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by hOMSaR
Thu May 02, 2019 4:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL, why no B77W?
Replies: 57
Views: 12274

Re: DL, why no B77W?

How is the 77W (an aircraft currently in production and receiving warranty support through Boeing) "obsolete"? Its obsolete in the sense that the A350-1000 can play the exact same role in a fleet, but at much lower cost. Definition of obsolete, per Merriam-Webster: no longer in use or no ...

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by hOMSaR
Tue Apr 30, 2019 5:33 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Shortest life of passenger airplane
Replies: 42
Views: 4009

Re: Shortest life of passenger airplane

Baade 152? passenger jet that never entered service Avro C102? ditto If we're counting stuff that never entered service, there was the Dornier 728. One plane was built (maybe a second was under construction? Don't remember), then the company went bankrupt and the program died. Also, if we're counti...

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by hOMSaR
Thu Apr 25, 2019 1:41 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why are UA´s 777-300ER designated as 777-322ERs?
Replies: 69
Views: 11487

Re: Why are UA´s 777-300ER designated as 777-322ERs?

No such thing as a 777-322ER. Boeing hasn’t used customer codes since 2016. UA never took delivery of any 77Ws before that date. 22 was CO’s old customer code which was transferred to UA post merger. Between the 2010 merger and the 2016 discontinuation of customer codes, UA DID take delivery of -x2...

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by hOMSaR
Sat Apr 20, 2019 3:53 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: B737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q1 2019
Replies: 6472
Views: 704262

Re: B737MAX Grounded Worldwide

Ok, so Boeing's stock tanks, then what, they use the dreaded Chpt.11 to clear pensions, union contracts, other debt, re-organize then start selling all their a/c at even greater give away prices, and the aviation industry is better because they start increasing their market share by selling a/c at ...

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by hOMSaR
Thu Apr 18, 2019 11:44 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Forum Moderator Positions Available Now
Replies: 26
Views: 16541

Re: New Forum Moderator Positions Available Now

Are these positions for a certain term length, or just until someone somehow decides it’s time for a particular member to no longer be a mod?

How often do new mod positions get posted?

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by hOMSaR
Sun Apr 14, 2019 11:20 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 30+ aircraft damaged at DFW?
Replies: 33
Views: 14532

Re: 30+ aircraft damaged at DFW?

How do they know a plane has dents from hail in the first place? I mean, obviously, you might see some of them, but do they have to do a full thorough check of every plane on the ground during a hail storm to find out if there were any dents in the first place? Do they have to check the whole fusela...

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by hOMSaR
Sat Apr 13, 2019 2:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: B737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q1 2019
Replies: 6472
Views: 704262

Re: B737MAX Grounded Worldwide

Yes, with 5 sensors, each of which has a 20% failure rate, the chance of any one of the sensors failing is 100%. That does not mean that you will get a failure every time, because sometimes you will get multiple failures and sometimes you will get zero failures. You get it wrong. Sorry. 100% probab...

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by hOMSaR
Sun Apr 07, 2019 12:52 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: VIDEO: 737MAX performance display, in retrospect. Questions.
Replies: 9
Views: 2108

Re: VIDEO: 737MAX performance display, in retrospect. Questions.

These videos also give a very distorted view of the airplane’s angle. The telephoto effect makes it look like the plane was nearly vertical, but in reality, the plane was within its normal operating envelope. Maybe close to the edge of it, but still, for a lightly loaded plane, there’s probably no r...

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by hOMSaR
Thu Apr 04, 2019 11:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why didn't WN ever operate the 737-400?
Replies: 39
Views: 6085

Re: Why did WN never operate any 737-400?

At the time, WN's model was based around operating aircraft mostly of the same size so that frames could be easily swapped. They did depart from that a bit by ordering the -500. But the -700 was about the same size as the -300 it replaced. It was only in the last few years that WN started ordering ...

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by hOMSaR
Tue Apr 02, 2019 1:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Nordwind (IATA: N4) ETOPS operations suspended
Replies: 13
Views: 3511

Re: Nordwind (IATA: N4) ETOPS operations suspended

Russian transcons ... can overfly Siberia without ETOPS. This is actually a minor misunderstanding of ETOPs, as there are many overland routes in sparsely populated regions where ETOPS rules must be applied. Even over the Australian outback, for night time overflights ETOPS rules are applied due to...

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by hOMSaR
Mon Apr 01, 2019 10:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Was this Joey's (N365FE) last flight?
Replies: 42
Views: 9377

Re: Was this Joey's last flight?

ScroogeMcDuck wrote:
Ok, I'll bite: why is it named Joey?


And does he like movies about gladiators?

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by hOMSaR
Tue Mar 26, 2019 11:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LH to order 100 B737MAX or A320NEO next year
Replies: 211
Views: 34825

Re: LH to order 100 B737MAX or A320NEO next year

Lufthansa would be plain stupid to downgrade to the MAX for one simple reason: containerised luggage. Their operations heavily depend on flexibility. For instance, passengers missed their connection, bags have to be unloaded. Then the pax still make it at the very last minute and bags have to be re...

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by hOMSaR
Thu Mar 14, 2019 2:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet/Network Thread - 2019
Replies: 1132
Views: 210751

Re: United Fleet/Network Thread - 2019

Can United bring some 757s out of storage to replace the 737 MAX 9? I don’t think UA has any flyable 757s in storage other than, maybe, the one PS frame they retired last month. Everything else has been gone for years and either sold off (Fedex bought a bunch for freighter conversion) or probably i...

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by hOMSaR
Tue Mar 12, 2019 10:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australia grounds all 737MAX flights.
Replies: 7
Views: 1108

Re: Australia grounds all 737MAX flights.

This news is what, 12+ hours old and there's already a thread discussing MAX groundings by regulators. Is there? I see a thread asking if regulators should ground it, and the thread already has 1200 posts in it, far too busy to give anyone meaningful info (I stopped reading that thread after page 1...

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by hOMSaR
Sun Mar 10, 2019 12:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ethiopian Airlines 737MAX crashes enroute to Nairobi Q1 2019
Replies: 5474
Views: 708830

Re: Ethiopian Airlines 737MAX crashes enroute to Nairobi

You... Don't... Yet... Know... What... Caused... This... Crash. That would actually be the main reason for a grounding. If not knowing what caused the crash is the main reason for grounding, then I guess we better ground all 767s. One crashed two weeks ago and we don’t have the first idea yet what ...

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by hOMSaR
Sat Mar 09, 2019 4:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Would it be better if BA flew their LCY-NY flight to LGA?
Replies: 81
Views: 10918

Re: Would it be better if BA flew their LCY-NY flight to LGA?

While the answer to the question in the thread is clearly “no,” I can’t help but notice that the same OP also asked a similarly worded question about UA moving it’s EWR hub to JFK. In other words, he seems to think airlines should up and move their NY operations across town just because...

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by hOMSaR
Fri Mar 08, 2019 6:10 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Would it be better if BA flew their LCY-NY flight to LGA?
Replies: 81
Views: 10918

Re: Would it be better if BA flew their LCY-NY flight to LGA?

Austin787 wrote:
BA could fly LCY-LGA on Saturdays, when the perimeter rule doesn't apply.


And when business travel demand to Manhattan’s financial institutions is somewhere bordering on nonexistent.

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by hOMSaR
Thu Mar 07, 2019 2:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest Could Add 500 Aircraft to it's Fleet
Replies: 115
Views: 20977

Re: Southwest Could Add 500 Aircraft to it's Fleet

A decade ago WN was standardizing around the -700, it was a big jump into the unknown when they started buying the -800. Now the feel the pain of a mixed fleet to them, they have -700. -800, MAX 7's, and MAX 8's. This kind of "mixed fleet" isn't new to WN. In the 1990s they were flying -2...

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by hOMSaR
Wed Mar 06, 2019 12:11 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest Could Add 500 Aircraft to it's Fleet
Replies: 115
Views: 20977

Re: Southwest Could Add 500 Aircraft to it's Fleet

Now with everyone but WN bowing out of the MAX7 Maybe WN has leverage get a lower price point to place a big order to keep the Line alive. That wouldn’t make sense because there is no “Line” dedicated to the MAX 7. There is just the 737 line, which could build any variant from the 7 through the 10....

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by hOMSaR
Tue Mar 05, 2019 3:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Plane Crash at TKK (Chuuk, FSM) - Air Niugini
Replies: 118
Views: 27950

Re: Plane Crash at TKK (Chuuk, FSM) - Air Niugini

mga707 wrote:
BrianWilkes wrote:
Any aircraft that finds the water would be an instant right off!


I know it's a special case, but the last Boeing 307 Stratoliner that wound up in the Seattle-area lake was repaired.


Wasn't there a JAL DC-8 that was repaired after landing in the water?

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by hOMSaR
Tue Mar 05, 2019 3:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Plane Crash at TKK (Chuuk, FSM) - Air Niugini
Replies: 118
Views: 27950

Re: Plane Crash at TKK (Chuuk, FSM) - Air Niugini

Armadillo1 wrote:
offtop: it will be pretty nice to have date of incident at all topics head


Agreed. Especially when topics get resurrected several months later, and/or when they have references like "today" in the title.

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by hOMSaR
Sun Feb 24, 2019 10:56 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Possible Lufthansa 787 routes
Replies: 31
Views: 4915

Re: Possible Lufthansa 787 routes

fcogafa wrote:
Doesn't a quote from the Lufthansa CEO that the 787 is being considered count as fact?


“Being considered” and “on the verge of a bulk order” are two very different things.

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by hOMSaR
Sun Feb 24, 2019 7:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Official: Airbus announces A380 production to end in 2021
Replies: 870
Views: 103773

Re: Official: Airbus announces A380 production to end in 2021

How does ANA have anything to do with whether or not Delta is awarded a slot at HND to operate HNL. Unless I’m completely misreading the HND thread, there are (currently) twelve Haneda authorities up for grabs, and those awards are at the discretion of The USDOT. Japan, and ANA for that matter, don...

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by hOMSaR
Sun Feb 24, 2019 7:48 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Calls for SNA to be Renamed
Replies: 92
Views: 8195

Re: Calls for SNA to be Renamed

Why not rename it “Orange County” airport and stop this silliness of needing to name big facilities after people.

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by hOMSaR
Sun Feb 24, 2019 2:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WN at MDW meltdown?
Replies: 65
Views: 10728

Re: WN at MDW meltdown?

It's extremely windy in Chicago today. That might be part of the issue.

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by hOMSaR
Fri Feb 22, 2019 5:30 pm
Forum: Site Related
Topic: Update - Punch List of Bugs, Errors, Requests
Replies: 43
Views: 6491

Re: Update - Punch List of Bugs, Errors, Requests

There are videos of the moving of the Corendon Boeing 747 (former KLM I believe) all over YouTube. I am just curious as to why they did this? I am not questioning their reasoning, I'm just curious why a company would spend all this energy, money, and other resources to move this beautiful air frame...

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by hOMSaR
Fri Feb 22, 2019 5:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: How is AS doing with its Airbus's?
Replies: 1
Views: 714

Re: How is AS doing with its Airbus's?

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There's a thread discussing that here: viewtopic.php?t=1412239

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by hOMSaR
Wed Feb 20, 2019 9:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LH A340 damaged by pushback tug fire at FRA
Replies: 234
Views: 50225

Re: LH A340 damaged by pushback tug fire at FRA

Well, that doesn't do it for me. I understood that Google Maps for FRA was so up-to-date that the burned A340 was visible (Post 222) The link from ei146 does not show any A340, maybe it just shows the area as photographed some time ago, well before the burned aircraft was towed there. The aircraft ...

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by hOMSaR
Sun Feb 17, 2019 8:19 pm
Forum: Site Related
Topic: Forum Time stamps
Replies: 3
Views: 1122

Re: Forum Time stamps

Hovering the mouse over only works if you have a mouse. When checking the forum on a mobile device, that doesn’t work.

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by hOMSaR
Sun Feb 17, 2019 8:06 pm
Forum: Site Related
Topic: Reasons for deletion in dropdown
Replies: 3
Views: 967

Re: Reasons for deletion in dropdown

In the old forum, I recall there used to be options that were associated with many of the site-specific rules (e.g. A vs B flamebait, double posts, etc). Now, two of the four are essentially never applicable to posts I report, so it’s either “off topic” or “other” followed by me having to write up t...

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by hOMSaR
Sun Feb 17, 2019 6:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Future of Engine Alliance as end of A388 looms
Replies: 31
Views: 6795

Re: Future of Engine Alliance as end of A388 looms

Is the GP7000 still being built?

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by hOMSaR
Sun Feb 17, 2019 1:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A380 freighter?
Replies: 22
Views: 3430

Re: A380 freighter?

From the article: IN FLIGHT: Picture taken in 2004 in Germany's air space shows the EADS Airbus' A380F freighter. I wonder how they got it so wrong. Those artist’s impressions look so real and life-like. I remember seeing the first artist’s impressions of the 747-500/600 back in the 90s and thinkin...

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by hOMSaR
Thu Feb 14, 2019 1:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Official: Airbus announces A380 production to end in 2021
Replies: 870
Views: 103773

Re: Official: Airbus announces A380 production to end in 2021

And it IS a sad day. At the same time one has to think, what is not adding up here? Both the 747 and the A380 are loved by pilots and passengers, premium eco offerings increasing worldwide - which means that people are willing to pay a decent premium for "something a bit better". Myself i...

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by hOMSaR
Wed Feb 13, 2019 3:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why didn't Cathay Pacific order the 787?
Replies: 42
Views: 7862

Re: Why didn't Cathay Pacific order the 787?

Ziyulu wrote:
If cargo was important, they would have ordered the 748.


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by hOMSaR
Tue Feb 12, 2019 11:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Fully Automated Jetbridge
Replies: 41
Views: 6047

Re: Fully Automated Jetbridge

Prost wrote:
Because technology never fails.


Exactly. That’s why we don’t have fly-by-wire airplanes.

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by hOMSaR
Sun Feb 10, 2019 5:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates considering order changes - Airbus A380 for A330/A350 confirmed, Boeing 787 for 777-9 still possible
Replies: 880
Views: 137228

Re: Emirates considering order changes - Airbus A380 for A350, Boeing 787 for 777-9

Airbus could take on some risk and offer EK to lease the A380's directly from them. This could make the A380 profitable for Airbus and easier to remarket as well. Airbus Asset Management does leases even if it's not their main business and they try to avoid competing with other lessors on new aircr...

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by hOMSaR
Sat Feb 09, 2019 7:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta A220 at the double overhead Memphis
Replies: 13
Views: 3759

Re: Delta A220 at the double overhead Memphis

SheikhDjibouti wrote:

It could even be that controllers are currently treating them as a single entity, a formation of two a/c, although that must change as they approach LGA



I’m curious. Does this ever happen for commercial flight?

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by hOMSaR
Wed Feb 06, 2019 1:09 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ethiopian terrible teen Boeing 787 stored/grounded
Replies: 47
Views: 15605

Re: Ethiopian terrible teen Boeing 787 stored/grounded

Does it have RR engines?

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by hOMSaR
Tue Feb 05, 2019 11:51 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Crash in Yorba Linda, CA
Replies: 81
Views: 15370

Re: Crash in Yorba Linda, CA

The weather at FUL says little about the inflight conditions, if it’s an LOC in IMC accident. GF Must have been a massive G-force to break a wing mid flight. Looks like both sheared off however for sure once of them broke in-flight. Possible LOC due to one engine out with IMC being a factor ot like...

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by hOMSaR
Sun Feb 03, 2019 9:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet/Network Thread - 2019
Replies: 1132
Views: 210751

Re: United Fleet/Network Thread - 2019

B737900ER wrote:
Peeling paint doesn’t mean a plane is “tired” it’s just peeling paint, which happens to be a United tradition.

You get what you pay for.


Agreed. I was recently on one of the A320s just acquired from China. The paint on the right winglet was already peeling off.

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by hOMSaR
Sun Feb 03, 2019 8:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: When Did United Fully Phase Out Battleship Grey?
Replies: 97
Views: 13159

Re: When Did United Fully Phase Out Battleship Grey?

Didn't many UA airplanes skip Tulip all together? I saw many Battleships go directly to the Contintental merger livery. Shame that not all saw Tulip. Tulip was one of my favourites. A new shade of Blue. I thought the “Tulip” was the stylized U logo on the tail. That logo predates battleship grey, g...

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by hOMSaR
Sun Feb 03, 2019 8:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: When Did United Fully Phase Out Battleship Grey?
Replies: 97
Views: 13159

Re: When Did United Fully Phase Out Battleship Grey?

Didn't many UA airplanes skip Tulip all together? I saw many Battleships go directly to the Contintental merger livery. Shame that not all saw Tulip. Tulip was one of my favourites. A new shade of Blue. I thought the “Tulip” was the stylized U logo on the tail. That logo predates battleship grey, g...

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