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by dcaviation
Mon May 18, 2020 11:53 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Thai Airways enters Bankruptcy Protection
Replies: 213
Views: 45269

Re: THAI Airways flies into bankruptcy

I would not write the A380 off yet not only for face saving. It is said some certain VVVVVVVVIP and his many wives and girlfriends enjoy the ride to his real residences in Germany on the A380. If Thai is going to survive in this amazing country, A380 will be kept as long as this VVVVVVVVIP wants to...

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by dcaviation
Wed May 13, 2020 12:33 am
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: lack of courtesy
Replies: 6
Views: 1594

Re: lack of courtesy

At BWI we have unwritten rule of either going to the fence by the parking lot, standing in line along the treeline or going up the road to have over the fence shots. If people in the midfield ignored all the courtesy calls, they are just plain a**wipes. And because of people like that, other spotter...

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by dcaviation
Thu Mar 12, 2020 6:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Speculation: American Airlines might file bankruptcy again
Replies: 310
Views: 64181

Re: Speculation: American Airlines might file bankruptcy again

So who plagiarized who with this “article”? This has a date prior to the Sam Chui post.... https://www.ccn.com/fasten-your-belts-american-airlines-investors-flying-into-another-bankruptcy/ Anything for clicks. This Sam Chui couldn't tell the difference between 747 and a bicycle few years ago, now h...

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by dcaviation
Mon Mar 09, 2020 4:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: MEA new livery
Replies: 48
Views: 12787

Re: MEA new livery

Just wait for this S. Korean AF1 plane to be finished before you put your judgment. The rudder is still in the prime colors, so just give it a time.

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by dcaviation
Wed Jan 29, 2020 9:41 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: USAF E-11A plane crash in Afghanistan
Replies: 97
Views: 19620

Re: USAF E-11A plane crash in Afghanistan

RolandRat wrote:
Are the C-27's operated for the US Department of State ?
Cant find any accident details for this yet


Aviation Safety Network retracted this information from their web page as they can't confirm the crash.

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by dcaviation
Wed Jan 29, 2020 4:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Jeffrey Epstein's 727-31 for sale on eBay
Replies: 31
Views: 9440

Re: Jeffrey Epstein's 727-31 for sale on eBay

His plane is N908JE stored in Brunswick Georgia. BQK airport. If you go to google maps you will see it stored at north east part of the airport. Right next to Travolta's 707.

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by dcaviation
Wed Jan 29, 2020 1:31 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: USAF E-11A plane crash in Afghanistan
Replies: 97
Views: 19620

Re: USAF E-11A plane crash in Afghanistan

And today in Iraq, USAF C-27 Spartan crashed. All 4 members on board perished. RIP
Do we know what tail number it was?

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by dcaviation
Thu Jan 09, 2020 9:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Washington Dulles IAD suddenly becoming a new destination for multiple large airlines
Replies: 58
Views: 13228

Re: Washington Dulles IAD suddenly becoming a new destination for multiple large airlines

And don't forget that Icelandair and Aer Lingus abandoned BWI and came to IAD.

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by dcaviation
Wed Jan 08, 2020 5:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: QF9 Load Restrictions to due Iran/Iraq closure
Replies: 35
Views: 9385

Re: QF9 Load Restrictions to due Iran/Iraq closure

Whats the LF on this flight anyway? Is it going out full every day in both directions?

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by dcaviation
Tue Jan 07, 2020 3:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LOT News Thread - 2020
Replies: 262
Views: 36609

Re: LOT News Thread - 2020

If you trim out the damp/wet/moist/ACMI leased frames (and exclude the ERJs as they're stored), you actually end up with: Q400 E170/175/190/195 737-3/4/5/800/MAX-8 787-8/9 Really not a very diverse fleet as it stands! LOT doesn't have any -300 or -500s. The -300 is opb. Getjet LY-GGC, One -400 is a...

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by dcaviation
Mon Jan 06, 2020 5:30 pm
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: Las Vegas Spotting/Photos Advice?
Replies: 6
Views: 1486

Re: Las Vegas Spotting/Photos Advice?

KFTG wrote:
Rent a car and "borrow" a ladder from Walmart nearby.


Rent a ladder from Home Depot. They have little giants which are nice.

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by dcaviation
Mon Dec 30, 2019 3:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: FedEx to reactivate parked aircraft
Replies: 182
Views: 60639

Re: FedEx to park 35 planes on weaker demand

Just speaking of devil. Last Tuesday I've shipped 0.5lb envelope from DC to TX. The item supposed to arrive last Thursday. It didn't. It arrived today. And while I was typing my previous message, I've got this email from FedEx. "Please be advised of the rate changes to your shipment xxxxxxx dat...

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by dcaviation
Mon Dec 30, 2019 3:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: FedEx to reactivate parked aircraft
Replies: 182
Views: 60639

Re: FedEx Missing Financial Targets, Overstaffed With Pilots

Yeh, she's the problem here. :boggled: Helane Becker is a managing director and senior research analyst who covers airlines, air freight, aircraft and container leasing. She has more than 30 years of experience on Wall Street, holding positions within the research, trading, and investment banking d...

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by dcaviation
Tue Dec 17, 2019 8:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BWI Air Service Announcement 12/18 @ 10AM
Replies: 14
Views: 3066

Re: BWI Air Service Announcement 12/18 @ 10AM

Silver on SF340 to Morgantown probably :)

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by dcaviation
Tue Dec 17, 2019 5:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: DL retired MD-80/90s quickly
Replies: 1133
Views: 250102

Re: DL retiring MD-80s quickly

Down to 53 MD-88 and 28 MD-90s

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by dcaviation
Fri Dec 13, 2019 2:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Avianca news
Replies: 3
Views: 1049

Re: Avianca news

RCS763AV wrote:

I had read elsewhere that BOG-IAD was going to be upgraded to 11x weekly, so twice daily is better news! However, IAD will lose widebody service (currently operating on A330).


The 330 service is only twice a week and during the holiday season.

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by dcaviation
Thu Dec 12, 2019 3:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Registrations for past commercial flights
Replies: 2
Views: 378

Registrations for past commercial flights

Is there a place where I can find registrations for my past flights? I'm missing few and I've looked everywhere I could think of. BTS site doesn't list my flights (in US) and I've tried couple of European sites. No luck. Maybe here someone will be able to help me or to point me into right direction ...

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by dcaviation
Tue Dec 10, 2019 8:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: British Airways at BWI
Replies: 70
Views: 10593

Re: British Airways at BWI

My point was that on most (not all) of the missed airlines you can go to Asia, ME or Africa.
I'm using exclusivelly United/Lufthansa from IAD to fly to RUH, DXB, DMM, BAH.

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by dcaviation
Tue Dec 10, 2019 7:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: British Airways at BWI
Replies: 70
Views: 10593

Re: British Airways a BWI

BWI does have a few more international flights than just London (but not many transoceanic ones) British Airways London–Heathrow Condor Seasonal: Frankfurt Air Canada Express Montréal–Trudeau, Toronto–Pearson Southwest Airlines Aruba, Cancún, Liberia (CR), Montego Bay, Nassau, Punta Cana, San José ...

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by dcaviation
Wed Nov 27, 2019 1:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 'Unresponsive Aircraft' DC Area
Replies: 24
Views: 6014

Re: 'Unresponsive Aircraft' DC Area

In the news this morning they've said that the USCG helicopter was dispatched to intercept the "blimp" on the radar, but they couldn't find anything.
It shows you that they didn't care what was flying above DC because they've sent CG Daulphin :)

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by dcaviation
Tue Nov 26, 2019 9:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumour: Singapore Airlines looking at another US ULR route - ORD, BOS or IAD?
Replies: 184
Views: 30932

Re: Rumour: Singapore Airlines looking at another US ULR route - ORD, BOS or IAD?

I agree that ORD makes the most sense. The UA connections would help sustain the flights. SQ and UA do not code share or offer flights on each other's networks and they do not cooperate with each other. Even AA may cooperate with SQ before UA does. So Star hubs mean nothing to SQ. In fact B6 or AS ...

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by dcaviation
Thu Nov 14, 2019 5:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: ex-UA 762 information?
Replies: 15
Views: 3037

Re: ex-UA 762 information?

Dahlgardo wrote:
timf wrote:
It can't be N615UA. This was in 2017.


Ah, didn't notice picture was 2010

Can only be 601 then

I have pictures of 602, 606, 613, 614 and 615 in full cls taken after 2010


N601UA was scrapped December 2010.

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by dcaviation
Thu Nov 14, 2019 4:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: ex-UA 762 information?
Replies: 15
Views: 3037

Re: ex-UA 762 information?

KFTG wrote:
dcaviation wrote:
N612UA was looking like that but it was scrapped few years ago.

Sounds like you forgot.

It looks like I did.

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by dcaviation
Thu Nov 14, 2019 2:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: ex-UA 762 information?
Replies: 15
Views: 3037

Re: ex-UA 762 information?

Here is list of all B767-200s at VCV N248AY 767-201ER US Airways N249AU 767-201ER US Airways N250AY 767-201ER US Airways N251AY 767-2B7ER US Airways N252AU 767-2B7ER US Airways N256AY 767-2B7ER US Airways N542BC 767-2B1ER AeroMexico N602UA 767-222ER United Airlines N615UA 767-222 United Airlines If ...

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by dcaviation
Wed Nov 13, 2019 2:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ethiopian Airlines names a B787-9 "Tel Aviv"
Replies: 23
Views: 6353

Re: Ethiopian Airlines names a B787-9 "Tel Aviv"

The real question is does ET even deploy the 787 to any Arab countries? From what I know most flights are operated with the 737. Most of the Arab countries are operated with Ethiopian's widebodies. Dubai alone is 3x daily mix of A359/B77W/B788-9. On some days, early morning flights are being subbed...

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by dcaviation
Fri Nov 08, 2019 3:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why are turboprops so unpopular in the US?
Replies: 182
Views: 28155

Re: Why are turboprops so unpopular in the US?

I think the Colgan Air 3407 crash outside Buffalo is what sealed the fate of the turboprop in the US. After that crash people’s perceptions of turboprops changed. The crash had nothing to do with it being a prop plane but it did hurt the image of them with people that don’t know any better. The pro...

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by dcaviation
Thu Nov 07, 2019 2:12 pm
Forum: Aviation Hobby
Topic: Regal hotel vs Marriott Hotel spotting at HKG
Replies: 4
Views: 5077

Re: Regal hotel vs Marriott Hotel spotting at HKG

I've stayed there for 3 days. Had to book "Premium" room to be on a high flight overlooking the gates. Its a nice short walk to the spotting platform. From your room you can photograph planes taxi to and from the gates. To go to the other side of the airport I took taxi for arrival shots. ...

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by dcaviation
Wed Nov 06, 2019 4:49 pm
Forum: Aviation Hobby
Topic: My handmade airports (1:500 scale).
Replies: 32
Views: 5556

Re: My handmade airports (1:500 scale).

Nice Terminal B at IAD :) If you want it to be exact, place Alitalia A330 to the second gate on the left of the Mid field ATC tower. They park at B48 :)

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by dcaviation
Tue Nov 05, 2019 6:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UK Bans Emirates First Class Shower Attendants
Replies: 64
Views: 17640

Re: UK Bans Emirates First Class Shower Attendants

As a Brit, I am normally mortified by how the UK Border Force operates and the decisions it takes but I can almost understand this. Dubai/UAE is known as somewhere that uses modern day slavery in almost every sector: construction, hospitality, healthcare etc etc. These people are paid very little, ...

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by dcaviation
Tue Nov 05, 2019 12:57 pm
Forum: Aviation Hobby
Topic: My handmade airports (1:500 scale).
Replies: 32
Views: 5556

Re: My handmade airports (1:500 scale).

I will post the pics of Washington "Dulles" in the next hours. As i already said i am realizing section of the airports because the entire airport is too big and i have no space; i have realized big sections of London City, Dubai (for a friend from Dubai), Rome FCO Satellite terminal, Mal...

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by dcaviation
Tue Nov 05, 2019 12:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air France Studies Stretched Airbus "A220-500"
Replies: 217
Views: 39096

Re: Air France Studies Stretched Airbus "A220-500"

Air France fleet will be Simplified. LOL
They will add 2 more types to call it even at 21

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by dcaviation
Mon Nov 04, 2019 6:58 pm
Forum: Aviation Hobby
Topic: My handmade airports (1:500 scale).
Replies: 32
Views: 5556

Re: My handmade airports (1:500 scale).

Do you have pictures of your IAD? I would love to see it.
About HKT, is it the old one or the one with new terminal?

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by dcaviation
Tue Oct 29, 2019 7:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What happened to the Soviet Airliner manufacturers?
Replies: 47
Views: 9381

Re: What happened to the Soviet Airliner manufacturers?

Soviet aircraft in general did not have a worse safety record. The people saying this here really need to open up and actually READ the statistics. The reason these manufacturers more or less disappeared is the economic crisis in the 1990s and 2000s. Their designs from before 1991 were not optimize...

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by dcaviation
Tue Oct 29, 2019 6:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What happened to the Soviet Airliner manufacturers?
Replies: 47
Views: 9381

Re: What happened to the Soviet Airliner manufacturers?

Soviet aircraft in general did not have a worse safety record. The people saying this here really need to open up and actually READ the statistics. The reason these manufacturers more or less disappeared is the economic crisis in the 1990s and 2000s. Their designs from before 1991 were not optimize...

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by dcaviation
Tue Oct 29, 2019 6:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why are turboprops so unpopular in the US?
Replies: 182
Views: 28155

Re: Why are turboprops so unpopular in the US?

Scott nailed it. Given how few props there are flying in the USA, a few high profile accidents like the American Eagle ATR in 1994, Colgan DHC-8 in 2009 but also some smaller ones like the CoG Beech 1900 early 2000s and the Chalks Mallard in 2005 were props. In Europe or Asia, by far the most notor...

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by dcaviation
Tue Oct 29, 2019 12:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What happened to the Soviet Airliner manufacturers?
Replies: 47
Views: 9381

Re: What happened to the Soviet Airliner manufacturers?

I can only think of two...back in the late 1940's. 1) B-29/Tu-4 bomber 2) Rolls Royce Nene (I think it was the Nene), which was purchased and then copied and put on MiG-15's. But I too would be interested to see any notable list of equipment/parts for civilian aircraft and newer than 1955. Before N...

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by dcaviation
Mon Oct 28, 2019 6:39 pm
Forum: Aviation Hobby
Topic: Regal hotel vs Marriott Hotel spotting at HKG
Replies: 4
Views: 5077

Re: Regal hotel vs Marriott Hotel spotting at HKG

Regal, hands down.

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by dcaviation
Mon Oct 28, 2019 6:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What happened to the Soviet Airliner manufacturers?
Replies: 47
Views: 9381

Re: What happened to the Soviet Airliner manufacturers?

Why did you add PZL to the design bureau? PZL was never part of any soviet program. Couple of PZL factories built planes for Antonov (AN-2 about 10k of them, and AN-28 few hundred of them). MiG 15/17 and 19 were built in Poland on a license. MiGs destined for PoAF were called Lim, and MiGs destined ...

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by dcaviation
Mon Sep 23, 2019 4:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: DL retired MD-80/90s quickly
Replies: 1133
Views: 250102

Re: DL retiring MD-80s quickly

As of today, Delta has 29 active MD-90s and 64 MD-88s

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by dcaviation
Wed Sep 18, 2019 12:24 pm
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: Spotting at IAD? I need some help....
Replies: 4
Views: 7958

Re: Spotting at IAD? I need some help....

Drive 100 yards further and you'll be at the Sully Park. They have gazebo where you can sit down and enjoy morning photography.

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by dcaviation
Thu Sep 12, 2019 6:46 pm
Forum: Aviation Hobby
Topic: Famous Safety Card Collectors
Replies: 11
Views: 13316

Re: Famous Safety Card Collectors

I used to collect safety cards. Between 1990 and 2005 I've collected over 2000 cards. Then I sold my (almost) entire collection to some guy in Germany (don't remember his name). I've kept only about 20 cards with sentimental value. Like Malaysian DC-10, Iran Air B747SP, B741, F100 and couple of othe...

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by dcaviation
Wed Aug 21, 2019 7:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: IAD Airport finally bounces back
Replies: 114
Views: 19467

Re: IAD Airport finally bounces back

Who cares if DCA had more passengers than IAD? At the end money goes to the very same pocket, MWAA. It's a 3 way 33% 33% 33% pie that goes to BWI DCA IAD. It always will be. No matter how you look at it. You can see slight shift 34% - 31% etc. But it's not going to change. I found some older chart t...

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by dcaviation
Tue Aug 20, 2019 2:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: SAS presenting new livery
Replies: 597
Views: 142035

Re: SAS new livery?

The current SAS livery is probably the most boring one out there.

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by dcaviation
Wed Aug 14, 2019 12:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: TAP announces LIS-SCQ, drops LIS/OPO-LCY, LIS-BSL/CGN/STR, OPO-BCN/LYS, doubles OPO-MAD
Replies: 82
Views: 14411

Re: TAP announces LIS-SCQ, drops LIS/OPO-LCY, LIS-BSL/CGN/STR, OPO-BCN/LYS, doubles OPO-MAD

I think we are going to continue to see some route roulette from TAP, especially from LIS because that airport is bursting at the seams. They need to make room for more flights to markets with more demand such as U.S. and Brazil. Also announced, Natal and Belém will increase frequencies from 3x to ...

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by dcaviation
Mon Aug 12, 2019 2:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Last Revenue L-1011
Replies: 34
Views: 10597

Re: Last Revenue L-1011

TheEuphorian wrote:

As of currently, only one of their Tristars survive, but as a bar in Bangkok, with the other 2 scrapped.



Where exactly in Bangkok?

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by dcaviation
Wed Aug 07, 2019 4:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Thai Airways Fleet Discussion and News Thread
Replies: 94
Views: 6966

Re: Thai government approves TG fleet acquisitions

TG doesn't need B779, so if any Boeing planes it will be B787s. I see A220 for small domestic routes and maybe for Koh Samui. A320Neo for regional and Domestic A321NEO LR for longer flights. B737 max10 for regional High demand routes B787-9 for Australian routes. B787-10 for Chinese routes. A339 fo...

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by dcaviation
Wed Aug 07, 2019 1:21 pm
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: Looking for Dulles IAD spotting info - hotels and stuff
Replies: 20
Views: 12115

Re: Looking for Dulles IAD spotting info - hotels and stuff

chrisjake wrote:
If only there was a location on the south side of runway 30 as that runway was used for departures no matter the wind direction.

Chris


There is. Walmart parking lot.

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by dcaviation
Wed Aug 07, 2019 1:18 pm
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: Looking for Dulles IAD spotting info - hotels and stuff
Replies: 20
Views: 12115

Re: Looking for Dulles IAD spotting info - hotels and stuff

Starfuryt wrote:
A380s always use 1R/19L. Though I did watch AF depart from 19C a few weeks ago along with LH 748.


Nope.

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by dcaviation
Wed Aug 07, 2019 1:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SWISS Announces Zurich To Washington D.C. and Osaka
Replies: 87
Views: 16274

Re: SWISS Announces Zurich To Washington D.C. and Osaka

There is demand for ZRH IAD. The flight has been operated in peak times using B764 and other times B788.
GVA was always B763 with few times up-gauged to B772.
UA 53/52 are always full.

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by dcaviation
Wed Aug 07, 2019 1:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Thai Airways Fleet Discussion and News Thread
Replies: 94
Views: 6966

Re: Thai government approves TG fleet acquisitions

Here is my thought: A321NEO A339/A359/A3510 B779 If they need aircraft within 2-3 years, the A330-900 is there. TG doesn't need B779, so if any Boeing planes it will be B787s. I see A220 for small domestic routes and maybe for Koh Samui. A320Neo for regional and Domestic A321NEO LR for longer fligh...

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