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by WALmsp
Sat Jun 22, 2019 5:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 787 Production/Delivery Thread - 2019
Replies: 408
Views: 91014

Re: Boeing 787 Production/Delivery Thread - 2019

https://twitter.com/cassidysvacay/statu ... 83936?s=20


Beautiful lineup of tails! Great picture!
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qf789 wrote:


Beautiful lineup of tails! Great picture!

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by WALmsp
Sat May 25, 2019 3:12 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: B6, NK and F9 Once LGA Has Been Completed?
Replies: 21
Views: 3292

Re: B6, NK and F9 Once LGA Has Been Completed?

RobertS975 wrote:
Will LGA actually ever be completed?


Is any airport ever completed? Projects/Individual renovations? Yes. But an airport in never done!

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by WALmsp
Thu May 02, 2019 4:56 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: European airlines cancel CCS operations today
Replies: 20
Views: 5277

Re: European airlines cancel CCS operations today

3. I don't include TK in the above as by most accounts there are a lot of politics surrounding TK's flight to CCS. I'm curious now. What's going on with TK and CCS? You are aware that Turkey, Russia and China are the main supporters of the regime. Word in the industry is that the flight is more a s...

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by WALmsp
Thu May 02, 2019 1:29 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: European airlines cancel CCS operations today
Replies: 20
Views: 5277

Re: European airlines cancel CCS operations today

Martinique; Iberia at Santo Domingo, Air Europa at Punta Cana and TAP at Curacao. I don't know why those airlines insist on flying to CCS, for sure is because yields are high, I don't know. But with all those security issues, adding one stop to the flight, which increases their operational costs. W...

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by WALmsp
Thu Apr 25, 2019 11:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet Repaint Thread
Replies: 39
Views: 5711

Re: United Fleet Repaint Thread

https://sites.google.com/site/unitedfle ... deliveries, deliveries of the A359 do not start until 2022
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Sooner787 wrote:
When are UA's first A359's supposed to arrive ?

Obviously they'll arrive in the new livery :)


According to https://sites.google.com/site/unitedfle ... deliveries, deliveries of the A359 do not start until 2022

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by WALmsp
Wed Apr 24, 2019 3:03 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Airlines "Evolution" to Globe Livery released
Replies: 1781
Views: 353645

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

Well in all honesty it's not bad, for UA keeping the globe that is. Definitely looks more fresh over the older design of the globe. Overall you can put me in the "it's not bad and will grow on me" camp. I have the same sentiment as you. Decent but not incredible. Just glad that they didn’...

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by WALmsp
Mon Apr 22, 2019 8:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: B737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q1 2019
Replies: 6472
Views: 710234

Re: B737MAX Grounded Worldwide

Forgive me if this has been asked already, but I don't want to read the previous 5800+ posts: Has Boeing given an estimated time s to when they expect to resolve the problem and get the planes back in the air? Yes, according to the estimate the ban has been lifted 3 weeks ago. What a relief! :D For...

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by WALmsp
Mon Apr 22, 2019 8:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Airlines "Evolution" to Globe Livery released
Replies: 1781
Views: 353645

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

FWIW, I believe Delta's revised livery came out before the merger.

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by WALmsp
Mon Apr 22, 2019 8:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: B737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q1 2019
Replies: 6472
Views: 710234

Re: B737MAX Grounded Worldwide

Forgive me if this has been asked already, but I don't want to read the previous 5800+ posts:

Has Boeing given an estimated time s to when they expect to resolve the problem and get the planes back in the air?

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by WALmsp
Wed Apr 10, 2019 3:29 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 1955 LAX pic: underground walkway?
Replies: 9
Views: 2186

Re: 1955 LAX pic: underground walkway?

You gotta love the line around the Flight Deck restaurant!

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by WALmsp
Wed Apr 10, 2019 1:30 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 1955 LAX pic: underground walkway?
Replies: 9
Views: 2186

Re: 1955 LAX pic: underground walkway?

You can see the 'walkway' here in this photo of a 1950s 'open house' at LAX. Look like it went under an access point for GSE https://i.pinimg.com/736x/3c/f1/7c/3cf17cae4838e54278e344ac5982a138.jpg https://i.pinimg.com/736x/3c/f1/7c/3cf17cae4838e54278e344ac5982a138.jpg

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by WALmsp
Sun Apr 07, 2019 12:24 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LAS - second East-West Runway - when did it open?
Replies: 8
Views: 1353

Re: LAS - second East-West Runway - when did it open?

"All runways have been resurfaced with concrete, a more durable material than the previous asphalt. In April 2016, 8L/26R became the last runway to be resurfaced. This runway is also the longest at McCarran and typically serves one-third of the airport's annual traffic. Parallel to it is runway...

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by WALmsp
Sat Apr 06, 2019 8:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Dual jet bridge boarding
Replies: 51
Views: 8177

Re: Dual jet bridge boarding

It looks like ATL doesn't have any dual bridges. Do they use a single bridge even for A380s? Google maps shows no dual bridges at ATL. The image shows two 747s, both using and having only single bridges. Gate F3 at the International Terminal has dual bridges. Google maps is not always current, whic...

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by WALmsp
Fri Apr 05, 2019 2:32 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LAX moves forward with plans for Terminal 0 and 9
Replies: 202
Views: 33652

Re: LAX moves forward with plans for Terminal 0 and 9

FedEx is moving to ONT. Why would these new terminals affect cargo carriers? Their ops are on the south side of the runways, way from all the construction. It won't matter for FedEx either way as they will be moving the operation to ONT anyways. Between FedEx, UPS, and Amazon, that's some serious c...

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by WALmsp
Thu Apr 04, 2019 6:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LAX moves forward with plans for Terminal 0 and 9
Replies: 202
Views: 33652

Re: LAX moves forward with plans for Terminal 0 and 9

UPlog wrote:
What happens with AA and them losing their AA Eagle terminal? Where do all those RJ ops go?

Also the Western Airlines complex and hangar used by DL today gets razed to make way for T-9.


DL is building a new maintenance hangar on the west side next to Qantas

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by WALmsp
Thu Apr 04, 2019 5:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LAX moves forward with plans for Terminal 0 and 9
Replies: 202
Views: 33652

Re: LAX moves forward with plans for Terminal 0 and 9

FX1816 wrote:
SRT75 wrote:
So where do FedEx and the cargo operators go?


FedEx is moving to ONT.


Why would these new terminals affect cargo carriers? Their ops are on the south side of the runways, way from all the construction.

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by WALmsp
Tue Apr 02, 2019 9:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Airlines "Evolution" to Globe Livery released
Replies: 1781
Views: 353645

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

https://onemileatatime.com/united-airlines-new-livery/


The website has an update:

"Update: A United spokesperson has reached out and indicated that this isn’t in fact the new livery. "
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fcogafa wrote:


The website has an update:

"Update: A United spokesperson has reached out and indicated that this isn’t in fact the new livery. "

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by WALmsp
Tue Apr 02, 2019 9:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 747 Delivery/Production Thread - 2019
Replies: 112
Views: 26921

Re: 747 Delivery/Production Thread - 2019

747-8I, N894BA, flew directly from the Southern California Logistics Airport to Lackland AFB's Kelly Field Annex, Texas—the place where depot-level maintenance and modification occurs on the Air Force's 747-based VC-25A and E-4B fleets. It has been set for years that both aircraft would be transfor...

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by WALmsp
Tue Apr 02, 2019 4:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Greensboro Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 46
Views: 5056

Re: Greensboro Aviation Thread - 2019

I know they flew to IAH as recently as Dec 2006, or at least Continental Express did. I flew on it.

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by WALmsp
Fri Mar 22, 2019 7:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Atlas Air 3591 Down in Trinity Bay, Texas
Replies: 1718
Views: 381213

Re: Atlas Air 3591 Down in Trinity Bay, Texas

Highly doubt it. Based on what people said the freight it was carrying is relatively light and even if there was a shift it’s nothing that a 767 couldn’t handle. Most shifts occur on takeoff and not mostly level flight. On top of that I thought I read that those airplanes are completely filled with...

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by WALmsp
Thu Mar 21, 2019 6:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Airlines "Evolution" to Globe Livery released
Replies: 1781
Views: 353645

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

Came across this today. Hopefully this is just as much of a pipe dream as it looks! http://yeseniamelara.com/projects1.html http://yeseniamelara.com/images/project1/unitedstationary.jpg From the 'designer's' website: "I am currently a student at Columbia College Chicago set to finish in Deceme...

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by WALmsp
Fri Mar 15, 2019 5:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LA officials break ground on LAX people mover
Replies: 73
Views: 12633

Re: LA officials break ground on LAX people mover

This (and the Crenshaw Line) can’t open soon enough and hopefully bring an end to the abysmal task of getting into/out of LAX via World Way. Thrilled that a 1/2 mile Uber ride, or 15 min walk to my closest metro stop will soon get me to LAX relatively quickly and traffic free. Still cannot believe ...

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by WALmsp
Thu Mar 14, 2019 11:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Airlines "Evolution" to Globe Livery released
Replies: 1781
Views: 353645

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

lostsound wrote:
Just preparing y'all for the inevitable:

Image


I'd like the titles to be BELOW the windows rather than having that dotted line running through

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by WALmsp
Wed Mar 13, 2019 2:05 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Airlines "Evolution" to Globe Livery released
Replies: 1781
Views: 353645

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

No matter what UA decide to do livery wise, the outcome here is predetermined: A.Nutters will hate it, with a passion. It will be the end of civilization as we know it. Just like every other livery that has ever been introduced going back to the dawn of mankind. But all that will be solved with the...

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by WALmsp
Mon Mar 11, 2019 8:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Airlines "Evolution" to Globe Livery released
Replies: 1781
Views: 353645

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

For those of us who have followed the airline industry in the long term, yes, the livery is a mixture of United and Continental. But it's been nine years since the merger and I would say that, to the general public, by this time, it is the United globe.

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by WALmsp
Thu Feb 14, 2019 5:37 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Former Continental Airlines Headquarters at LAX to be torn down
Replies: 41
Views: 6513

Re: Former Continental Airlines Headquarters at LAX to be torn down

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Century Blvd. view

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by WALmsp
Wed Feb 13, 2019 8:24 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Former Continental Airlines Headquarters at LAX to be torn down
Replies: 41
Views: 6513

Re: Former Continental Airlines Headquarters at LAX to be torn down

Same with the Western Airlines Building on Century. Its getting ready to be torn down soon. Delta does use the Western DC-10 HGR and the 4 story building attached to it. But we are being relocated to temp buildings until the new hgr is done in a few weeks. Got a photo of the soon to be demolished W...

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by WALmsp
Sun Jan 06, 2019 5:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Airlines MD-80 Retirement Discussion Thread
Replies: 234
Views: 57410

Re: American Airlines Sets Retirement Date for MD-80s

BoeingGuy wrote:
blacksoviet wrote:
Which terminal do MD-80s use at DFW?


Presumably all of them.


True, but I believe it is mostly A and C.

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by WALmsp
Mon Dec 31, 2018 6:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: California Pacific Airlines has a start date! November 1st
Replies: 396
Views: 75557

Re: Updated: California Pacific Airlines has a start date! November 1st

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Western_Airlines_(2007)
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Western Airlines 2 lasted 20 days https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Western_Airlines_(2007)

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by WALmsp
Sun Dec 30, 2018 4:51 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The history and creation of the “Slimline” seats?
Replies: 38
Views: 6346

Re: The history and creation of the “Slimline” seats?

I am willing to bet money that 28" will become the standard pitch in narrowbody Y on the US legacies in 10 years' time. There was some backlash to AA's initial 737 MAX configuration that had some rows reduced to 29", but like the 10 abreast 777, I am sure the airlines will push through wi...

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by WALmsp
Thu Nov 22, 2018 1:10 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Who flew the vintage US regional carriers?
Replies: 15
Views: 2052

Re: Who flew the vintage US regional carriers?

I forgot about Golden West! I flew a Twin Otter eons ago.

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by WALmsp
Sat Nov 17, 2018 6:37 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Who flew the vintage US regional carriers?
Replies: 15
Views: 2052

Re: Who flew the vintage US regional carriers?

My father worked for Western 1964-1979 so we obviously flew with them a lot. Also, we flew on North Central on our trips back to Minnesota.

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by WALmsp
Tue Oct 09, 2018 4:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Official 747-8 Production/Delivery Thread 2018
Replies: 157
Views: 55314

Re: Official 747-8 Production/Delivery Thread 2018

Both aircraft, with registrations N894BA and N895BA and earmarked to become US presidential 747-8's were ferried to Victorville (VCV) in February 2017 and stored, awaited the start of the AF1-modifiication program.. N895BA (Left -all white without titles) and N894BA (Right -all white without titles...

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by WALmsp
Mon Oct 08, 2018 5:02 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: How do airlines chose what routes to open and close?
Replies: 24
Views: 2610

Re: How do airlines chose what routes to open and close?

https://newsroom.hawaiianairlines.com/b ... -new-route

-DBC


Great article! Thanks for sharing!
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DBCooper wrote:


Great article! Thanks for sharing!

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by WALmsp
Sat Oct 06, 2018 4:53 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: "The biggest airline failures of all time, from Trump Shuttle to Laker Airways"
Replies: 85
Views: 7672

Re: "The biggest airline failures of all time, from Trump Shuttle to Laker Airways"

How about Western Airlines II (2007) which failed after one month due to an inability to collect credit card payments?

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by WALmsp
Thu Sep 27, 2018 7:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ryanair - Guy chases missed plane onto the tarmac
Replies: 50
Views: 7787

Re: Ryanair - Guy chases missed plane onto the tarmac

I don't know that his actions mean he "obviously has some mental issues." He may feel entitled --> I bought my ticket; I'm getting on that plane.

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by WALmsp
Sun Sep 23, 2018 5:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Las Vegas New Airport (Ivanpah Valley)
Replies: 100
Views: 14376

Re: Las Vegas New Airport (Ivanpah Valley)

cschleic wrote:
mga707 wrote:
Jouhou wrote:

Why doesn't the monorail go to the airport? It's a private enterprise operation, it's expensive and only runs behind hotels on one side of the strip, limiting is practicality.


Didn't the taxi industry fight any extension to the airport?

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by WALmsp
Sat Sep 22, 2018 7:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Las Vegas New Airport (Ivanpah Valley)
Replies: 100
Views: 14376

Re: Las Vegas New Airport (Ivanpah Valley)

I would hope that NV would be more efficient building a HSR than CA has been.

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by WALmsp
Fri Aug 31, 2018 5:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: First ANA A380 rolls out of final assembly
Replies: 140
Views: 30745

Re: First ANA A380 rolls out of final assembly

I wonder why ANA did not go for a whale motif. I think it's very Japanese. The airplane's huge tail would be a perfect canvas for a whale tail (not that whale tail) or a harpoon. HARPOON???!!!!! Are you mad? I hope you're being ironic.. The livery was the result of a children's drawing contest. htt...

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by WALmsp
Sat Aug 18, 2018 11:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 787 Production/Delivery Thread - 2018
Replies: 1176
Views: 308540

Re: 787 Production/Delivery Thread - 2018

Definitely looking forward to seeing final version of that paint job!

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by WALmsp
Fri Jul 13, 2018 10:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 787 Production/Delivery Thread - 2018
Replies: 1176
Views: 308540

Re: 787 Production/Delivery Thread - 2018

I believe it is a one-time retro livery

Like this:

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by WALmsp
Sat Jun 30, 2018 4:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 787 Production/Delivery Thread - 2018
Replies: 1176
Views: 308540

Re: 787 Production/Delivery Thread - 2018

https://nyc787.blogspot.com/2018/06/boe ... china.html


Seems like it was just yesterday that we were wondering if the FIRST would ever get delivered. Now we're at 700!
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qf789 wrote:
The 700th 787 was delivered earlier this week to China Southern Airlines

https://nyc787.blogspot.com/2018/06/boe ... china.html


Seems like it was just yesterday that we were wondering if the FIRST would ever get delivered. Now we're at 700!

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by WALmsp
Thu Jun 21, 2018 1:57 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Airline's first pure-jet routes
Replies: 26
Views: 1461

Re: Airline's first pure-jet routes

As I understand the question, the OP is asking what were the first prop jet/jet routes, in general, and what were the first for individual airlines.

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by WALmsp
Thu Jun 21, 2018 1:54 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Airline's first pure-jet routes
Replies: 26
Views: 1461

Re: Airline's first pure-jet routes

Apparently Western's Electras flew the same routes

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by WALmsp
Thu Jun 21, 2018 1:50 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Airline's first pure-jet routes
Replies: 26
Views: 1461

Re: Airline's first pure-jet routes

Western started jet service with 707s in 1960 - LAX-PDX-SEA, LAX SFO-SEA, AND LAX-SEA plus the return trips. If you want to include the Electras as jet service, they were introduced a few years earlier, but I can' tell you on which routes. http://www.airtimes.com/cgat/usc/western/detail/tt2and60-707...

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by WALmsp
Mon Jun 04, 2018 9:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New SY Paint Scheme Coming?
Replies: 52
Views: 4507

Re: New SY Paint Scheme Coming?

D or C. i like a vibrant orange standing out in an airport of Euro white homogeny.

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by WALmsp
Wed Apr 25, 2018 2:11 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: When Will B6 Pull Out of LGB?
Replies: 110
Views: 20543

Re: When Will B6 Pull Out of LGB?

Unfortunately the Airbus A320 isn't the right aircraft when it comes to SNA short Runway performance! Flyguy Aw man! I know I've departed on a UA A320 from SNA...albeit, to Denver, with less fuel (and maybe less seats). And B6 makes the A320 work at Burbank, where the runway is only about a 1000 fe...

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by WALmsp
Sun Mar 18, 2018 11:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumor: UA to introduce new and/or revised livery in the coming years
Replies: 186
Views: 34771

Re: Rumor: UA to introduce new and/or revised livery in the coming years

gregn21 wrote:
They should bring back a battleship grey inspired livery.

I disagree. That livery was depressing, IMHO.

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by WALmsp
Sun Feb 25, 2018 5:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA A319 DFW-SBA pictures?
Replies: 30
Views: 5983

Re: AA A319 DFW-SBA pictures?

Yes, but there's no demand. Allegiant used to fly the MD-82 here. Air Force Two (a 757) has visited a few times along with a private 767. Of course, those latter two were carrying a lot less passengers/weight. In fact, you can find some 747s in the database back when SBA at a service center here. 02...

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