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by TWA772LR
Sat Sep 14, 2019 4:12 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Yes/No Poll: Do You Like American Airlines?
Replies: 35
Views: 895

Re: Yes/No Poll: Do You Like American Airlines?

My experience is limited but all 4 AA flights I've ever been on were comfortable (3x A321 1x MD80) and enjoyable (good IFE, friendly FAs and the FO that took a picture of me in the MD80 cockpit).

So put me as a yes, and I even work for a competitor.

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by TWA772LR
Sat Sep 14, 2019 3:59 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus launching A220LR or XLR according to Jon Ostrower
Replies: 77
Views: 14524

Re: Airbus launching A220LR or XLR according to Jon Ostrower

DominoxX wrote:
Now I'm dreaming of MIA-IQQ/ANF/CJC/CUZ/MIA/IGU, JFK-ABZ/LIL/LUX

You dont need an A220LR to fly MIA-MIA ;)

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by TWA772LR
Fri Sep 13, 2019 3:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus launching A220LR or XLR according to Jon Ostrower
Replies: 77
Views: 14524

Re: Airbus launching A220LR or XLR according to Jon Ostrower

Where would the extra tank go? Cargo hold? Tail? Elevators? Its not like a widebody where you have cavernous room.

Disclaimer: I am very excited for this news and I love the A220. I am genuinely curious how this mod will work.

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by TWA772LR
Thu Sep 12, 2019 2:58 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: (Famous) Cities / Places / Sights Questions and Discussion Thread - 2019
Replies: 61
Views: 968

Re: Iconic Status of the Great Wall of China

That's because Marco Polo went around the wall.

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by TWA772LR
Wed Sep 11, 2019 11:32 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: September 11, 2001 ... 18 Years Later. Never Forget!
Replies: 69
Views: 4136

Re: September 11, 2001 ... 18 Years Later. Never Forget!

I was in 3rd grade and didn't learn about what happened until I got home from school. My brother was in 8th grade and told me airplanes hit the twin towers and I wasn't sure what he meant. We then turned on CNN and had it on the rest of the day. My mom came home from work distraught since she told a...

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by TWA772LR
Wed Sep 11, 2019 5:16 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Pan Am and the 747-400
Replies: 105
Views: 14228

Re: Pan Am and the 747-400

Max Q wrote:
Incidentally ‘Clipper’ was, is and always will be the coolest radio call
sign ever

Speedbird and Springbok are at least honorable mentions in this case.

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by TWA772LR
Tue Sep 10, 2019 4:19 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: This Texans fan...
Replies: 3
Views: 433

This Texans fan...

Officially hates Saints kicker Will Lutz. :mad: But I like Drew Brees too much to let it consume me and it was a really good game even though I only caught the last 3 minutes on tv, I was following it on my phone on the drive back from the mountains today. It was a great weekend topped off with a ve...

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by TWA772LR
Tue Sep 10, 2019 4:01 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WOW Air Ongoing Developments Discussion Thread
Replies: 1037
Views: 164614

Re: Verge: WOW! Returning as US IAD-based US Airline

Do a search on the investor....it gets a little interesting. “Michele Ballarin” She has a real estate license. She is referred to by Iceland newspapers as an “arms dealer” and she was involved in a sketchy Somali airline. https://paxex.aero/2019/07/wow-air-redux-michele-ballarin/ Did anyone else ju...

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by TWA772LR
Tue Sep 10, 2019 3:54 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Will AA end Narita service?
Replies: 68
Views: 8289

Re: Will AA end Narita service?

With HND still bring more restricted than NRT, AA, and UA for that matter, will still send traffic to both airports. HND will see more O&D, while NRT will see more connections on big birds. I.e. 787s to HND and 77Ws to NRT. AA and UA can leverage connections at both airports, as well as Tokyo's ...

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by TWA772LR
Sun Sep 08, 2019 11:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Airlines Flight 2309
Replies: 26
Views: 4059

Re: Delta Airlines Flight 2309

Ive been on a plane that did it once. It is cool to feel true hand flying.

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by TWA772LR
Sun Sep 08, 2019 4:14 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Trump cancels secret meeting with Taliban leaders, Afghan president after attack
Replies: 21
Views: 1253

Re: Taliban not coming to Camp David anymore. Sad!

I hate commenting on Trump threads but it's disappointing to see the leader my home nation trying to negotiate with terrorists.

Just pull out of Afghanistan but leave around the clock drone strikes and call it a day.

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by TWA772LR
Fri Sep 06, 2019 2:18 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: American Football - It's back!
Replies: 73
Views: 2127

Re: American Football - It's back!

I'm a Texans fan until the day I die and will go see them in London this year!

As for college, Eat 'em up Kats!

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by TWA772LR
Fri Sep 06, 2019 3:48 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Mesa signs MOU for up to 100 Mitsubishi SpaceJet's
Replies: 57
Views: 10621

Re: Mesa signs MOU for up to 100 Mitsubishi SpaceJet's

What spell has Mitsubishi cast upon Mesa to get this? Mesa has a large fleet of 175s that is getting larger and the E2 would make more sense. I guess buying the supply chain for the CRJ paid off for Mitsuibishi! Im not bashing the MoU, in fact I'd love to see more orders from underdog planes like th...

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by TWA772LR
Tue Sep 03, 2019 3:36 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Brainstorming : What does it take for Urban Air Mobility to take off?
Replies: 37
Views: 1994

Re: Brainstorming : What does it take for Urban Air Mobility to take off?

Highly trained humans with thousands of hours of experience can barely operate a flying machine without killing someone.

And the average human can barely operate a car in 2 dimensions, i dont think they will be able to operate an aircraft in 3 dimensions.

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by TWA772LR
Tue Sep 03, 2019 3:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SNA and FedEx A300
Replies: 40
Views: 5480

Re: Sna and FedEx a300

I was in SNA a few weeks ago and saw the FX A300 land. It pretty much seemed to just fall out of the sky and plopped the mains right on the touchdown marker. I never saw so much wheel smoke in my life.

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by TWA772LR
Tue Sep 03, 2019 2:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Active DC-8 Fleet Tracking/Retirements/Discussion Thread
Replies: 79
Views: 13278

Re: DC-8s still in service

NASA still flies their DC8. Saw it on flightaware last week.

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by TWA772LR
Tue Sep 03, 2019 4:34 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The first Airbus A320 to break the 30-year in service mark
Replies: 136
Views: 35836

Re: The first Airbus A320 to break the 30-year in service mark

Back at my previous airline we had both factory new CEOs and a couple of old A320s (circa 1990 MSN ~140). I remember one of those frames still flying back in 2013, which was bought by Airbus and leased back to the airline on a very good deal (pay by the hour I think) and it was used basically as a ...

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by TWA772LR
Mon Sep 02, 2019 4:28 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Is consolidation over in the US ?
Replies: 115
Views: 11614

Re: Is consolidation over in the US ?

F9/NK and AS/B6 make the most sense. F9/NK for having the same business model and minimal overlap. AS/B6 obviously have cohesive networks to make a solid combined carrier. Maybe even throw SY to have a midcon hub in MSP. A combined AS/B6/SY will have enough critical mass to establish their own TPAC/...

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by TWA772LR
Mon Sep 02, 2019 2:09 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Military Aircraft
Replies: 3
Views: 758

Re: Military Aircraft

I smell a troll but I'll bite. Airliners.net is just a name. This site has photos going back to the early days of flight and is a haven for all aviation enthusiasts from all over the world. There are even pictures of the Space Shuttle and rocket launches here. Plus no one says you have to look at on...

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by TWA772LR
Sat Aug 31, 2019 1:32 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Tax man comes after Interjet; SSJ fleet put up for sale
Replies: 37
Views: 6925

Re: Interjet CFO “technically bankrupt” at risk of collapse

If/when Interjet goes under, would it be blamed on bad business model? Incompetence? SSJ?

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by TWA772LR
Fri Aug 30, 2019 12:51 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United to suspend EWR-EZE
Replies: 90
Views: 15530

Re: United to suspend EWR-EZE

UA857 wrote:
Another route that UA inherited from Pan Am is gone again.

PA didn't fly EWR-EZE.

EWR-EZE has been a relatively tough nut to crack for CO/UA. It's been started and stopped a handful of times.

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by TWA772LR
Thu Aug 29, 2019 6:32 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Telescoping Control Columns
Replies: 68
Views: 3332

Re: Telescoping Control Columns

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I always thought that the IL62 column was pretty cool. Comes out from the panel which allows more pilot comfort and the tiller is integrated to the column. You could taxi the plane like driving a car in essence.

See it here at 3:30:
http://youtu.be/oW5aC5PSydc

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by TWA772LR
Thu Aug 29, 2019 5:19 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LAX to India
Replies: 48
Views: 6126

Re: LAX to India

AI did fly to LAX as late as the mid 2000s. There are photos of their 744s flying over In N Out Burger. Does anyone know what was the intermediate point for that service or did the 744 actually pull it off nonstop?

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by TWA772LR
Thu Aug 29, 2019 4:10 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: New nonstop flight for LATAM?
Replies: 7
Views: 947

Re: New nonstop flight for LATAM?

My bets are on FNJ and DTW. With Kabul as the dark horse.

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by TWA772LR
Thu Aug 29, 2019 3:21 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: What's your ringtone?
Replies: 41
Views: 1892

Re: What's your ringtone?

I used to have different songs used as ringtones for different groups. Work was Hell's Bells by AC/DC. Family was Crazy Train by Ozzy. For friends I had Difficult to Cure by Rainbow. I had a special song for the boss. Born in the USA, performed by, well, The Boss. Any number not in these groups was...

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by TWA772LR
Wed Aug 28, 2019 6:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Airlines MD-80 Retirement Discussion Thread
Replies: 648
Views: 114929

Re: American Airlines MD-80 Retirement Discussion Thread

I flew on my one and only AA MD80 yesterday on AA1617 OMA-DFW. The first thing i noticed was that the tabs on the window shades said "MCDONNELL DOUGLAS" on them. Probably my favorite detail! And i noticed instantly how high pitched the engines were. Me and my buddy moved further back by th...

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by TWA772LR
Wed Aug 28, 2019 4:31 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: What's your ringtone?
Replies: 41
Views: 1892

Re: What's your ringtone?

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Mine is called "golden swagger". It's pretty much the first 17 seconds of this song:

https://youtu.be/3mjTdTsT9oY

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by TWA772LR
Mon Aug 26, 2019 1:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: C-130 Crash at (SBA) Santa Barbara Airport, CA
Replies: 15
Views: 5477

Re: C-130 Crash at (SBA) Santa Barbara Airport, CA

That'll buff out.

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by TWA772LR
Mon Aug 26, 2019 3:28 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: How did AA Survive 9/11 and 587 Crash?
Replies: 35
Views: 5906

Re: How did AA Survive 9/11 and 587 Crash?

AA was, from what I read on here, ran pretty well through the 90s up to 9/11. Im sure a stable foundation like that helped big time.

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by TWA772LR
Mon Aug 26, 2019 12:36 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A321 Range HNL-DEN
Replies: 31
Views: 6553

Re: A321 Range HNL-DEN

With 189 pax it would be borderline but I suspect it can be done. DEN-HNL is about the same distance and flying time as CDG-BOS and shorter than CDG-EWR which Primera used to fly with the A21neo. The hot and high characteristics of DEN shouldn't be a problem for the NEO because of the long runways....

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by TWA772LR
Sun Aug 25, 2019 9:15 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: CX and other companies fighting social media
Replies: 33
Views: 1504

Re: CX and other companies fighting social media

I remember reading here that one user said he worked for an airline and would get on airliners.net during work. Then the head of corporate security met him and greeted him by his a.net username.

I work for an airline and I will never log on here using my company's computers.

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by TWA772LR
Sat Aug 24, 2019 4:41 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: HA 742 SEA-LAX today.
Replies: 9
Views: 2971

Re: HA 742 SEA-LAX today.

csturdiv wrote:
TWA772LR wrote:
Am I the only one that saw the title and thought, "there are still 742's flying around?"



No, since HA never operated a B742.

That's what threw me off even more.

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by TWA772LR
Sat Aug 24, 2019 4:05 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: HA 742 SEA-LAX today.
Replies: 9
Views: 2971

Re: HA 742 SEA-LAX today.

Am I the only one that saw the title and thought, "there are still 742's flying around?"

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by TWA772LR
Sat Aug 24, 2019 4:04 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Continental Airlines and UA
Replies: 9
Views: 1001

Re: Continental Airlines and UA

I saw Continental in many facets as a customer, son of employees, vendor, and nonrev; and yes it's true that they were on the decline just before the merger. Not a big decline (probably would've been an average carrier if the merger didn't happen), but a decline nonetheless. I didn't know too much a...

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by TWA772LR
Thu Aug 22, 2019 12:38 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: UA Announcing CUR, NCE and PMO and expanding some existing routes
Replies: 245
Views: 28327

Re: UA Network Planning Event 8/22/2019

Assuming these are adds for next summer's long haul schedule, I'll throw out a few guesses: SFO-DUB (789) SFO-FCO (772) DEN-CDG (788) ORD-DUS (763) ORD-TLV (772) EWR-SVQ (752) EWR-PMO (763) Agree SFO-DUB. Lots of tech traffic. UA seems yo be chasing the high yield SFO-Europe traffic. I'd argue to s...

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by TWA772LR
Wed Aug 21, 2019 10:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: UA Announcing CUR, NCE and PMO and expanding some existing routes
Replies: 245
Views: 28327

Re: UA Network Planning Event 8/22/2019

Updating my guesses:

EWR/ORD/IAD-WAW, one, not all 3.
SFO-DUB/GRU
EWR/ORD-ICN, not both
DEN-AMS
IAD-Africa
EWR-Africa

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by TWA772LR
Wed Aug 21, 2019 7:21 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Filming of Movies in Turkey
Replies: 6
Views: 1120

Re: Filming of Movies in Turkey

Taken 2 and Inferno actually had scenes that took place in Istanbul.

Good luck getting Americans to shoot a movie about sneaking out of Iran, in Iran.

The others all probably called for some desert seaside scenes, hell, I dont know.

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by TWA772LR
Wed Aug 21, 2019 5:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: UA Announcing CUR, NCE and PMO and expanding some existing routes
Replies: 245
Views: 28327

Re: UA Network Planning Event 8/22/2019

mkorpal333 wrote:
TWA772LR wrote:
I hope it's not DEN-MUC, im hoping more for DEN-CDG or AMS, with AMS being the front runner. DUB is a distant black horse.

Perhpas we'll finally see EWR-ICN?


ZRH would be another DEN route I'd love to see.

I know ill get flamed for this so I'll admit to this being a wet dream route, DEN/IAH-AKL.

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by TWA772LR
Wed Aug 21, 2019 5:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: UA Announcing CUR, NCE and PMO and expanding some existing routes
Replies: 245
Views: 28327

Re: UA Network Planning Event 8/22/2019

I hope it's not DEN-MUC, im hoping more for DEN-CDG or AMS, with AMS being the front runner. DUB is a distant black horse.

Perhpas we'll finally see EWR-ICN?

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by TWA772LR
Wed Aug 21, 2019 2:00 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why no UA 788/789 at EWR?
Replies: 6
Views: 1289

Re: Why no UA 788/789 at EWR?

Lol United also ordered 787s before the merger. Through the merger, United thought it was prudent to use the 787 primarily over the Pacific to help supplement and eventually augment the 744 as well as open interior China, which hindsight is 20/20 and it wasn't until after having a hard time with tha...

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by TWA772LR
Wed Aug 21, 2019 12:27 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Chipolte going downhill fast
Replies: 35
Views: 2338

Re: Chipolte going downhill fast

When was Chipotle ever on top? The best burrito chains are Uburrito and Bullritos in Houston. Being from Houston I, like Mr. NIKV, a fellow southwesterner, know Mexican food. But since I've moved to Denver I've come to realize that Texas has made me jaded for Mexican food, because Colorado Mexican f...

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by TWA772LR
Sun Aug 18, 2019 4:20 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Most Painful Red Eye Flight of 2019?
Replies: 34
Views: 2092

Re: Most Painful Red Eye Flight of 2019?

I took the red eye from SFO-IAH on CO after being up almost all day and driving from Sacramento. When we arrived in IAH my mom had to keep me awake as we we're walking through the airport to get the car. I will also try from now on to fly to Europe from the west coast of the US, so i can have time t...

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by TWA772LR
Sun Aug 18, 2019 4:05 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Trump wants to buy Greenland
Replies: 229
Views: 10193

Re: Trump wants to buy Greenland

DIRECTFLT wrote:
Buy Cuba instead. Nice beaches. And Cigars.

Now we're talkin'!

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by TWA772LR
Sat Aug 17, 2019 2:26 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Filming of Movies in Morocco
Replies: 13
Views: 1285

Re: Filming of Movies in Morocco

Blackhawk Down was filmed in Morocco as well.

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by TWA772LR
Thu Aug 15, 2019 2:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA to Tweak 737 MAX Order
Replies: 56
Views: 14051

Re: UA to Tweak 737 MAX Order

I have a slightly different read than some here. My take is that any addition of PTV's are going to initially target the PS routes and maybe more of an extension of that fleet to make improvements in some other markets like BOS-SFO/LAX in addition to EWR-LAX/SFO. We already have a partial internati...

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by TWA772LR
Thu Aug 15, 2019 4:59 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Tokyo Narita ponders future after Delta's farewell
Replies: 24
Views: 5633

Re: Tokyo Narita ponders future after Delta's farewell

Better rail connection to Tokyo would make it more attractive. When ever I arrive in NRT I take the $8 bus to Tokyo Station, instead of getting lost hopping 3 trains for an hour and a half for $15 or the Narita Express for $40. NRT could be very attractive for the entire northern Kanto region is the...

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by TWA772LR
Thu Aug 15, 2019 4:01 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA to Tweak 737 MAX Order
Replies: 56
Views: 14051

UA to Tweak 737 MAX Order

http://paxex.aero/2019/08/united-airlin ... er-update/
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United is suspected to tweak its MAX backlog to include the MAX 8 variant and revert from streaming IFE to PTVs.

http://paxex.aero/2019/08/united-airlin ... er-update/

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by TWA772LR
Thu Aug 15, 2019 3:20 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: When was your last MD-80 flight and how was it?
Replies: 84
Views: 6583

Re: When was your last MD-80 flight and how was it?

I dont know how my last MD80 flight was because I'm taking it on the 27th! :biggrin:

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