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by TWA772LR
Sun Sep 26, 2021 5:53 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Why wasn't Ryanair interested in the 737-900 or MAX9?
Replies: 4
Views: 278

Re: Why wasn't Ryanair interested in the 737-900 or MAX9?

The 9 is more for the full service carriers of the world with multi class service on board. What will be interesting is which larger frame WN will go with, I did the rough math on another thread and they can get 200 seats with their pitch in a 9 but I don't know how the extra emergency exit will fac...

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by TWA772LR
Sat Sep 25, 2021 5:56 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Cruise Missiles and Cargo Planes
Replies: 21
Views: 1193

Re: Cruise Missiles and Cargo Planes

Of course if you’re using a 130 for this the situation is already desperate. Not necessarily. There may be time when you need a surge of ordinance. At the begining of an operation where you may want as many missiles in the air at one time to suppress air defenses, you may be able to spare a few doz...

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by TWA772LR
Fri Sep 24, 2021 4:09 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: A couple of battery electric aircraft questions. 1 noise, and 1 cost.
Replies: 4
Views: 413

Re: A couple of battery electric aircraft questions. 1 noise, and 1 cost.

I'm not an aerospace engineer, but I'd imagine the noise would be solely from air displacement caused by the propellers, assuming this hypothetical aircraft is a prop job. If you hear an ATR or Q400 fly over you'd hear the low rumble of the props and when it is directly in front of you you'll start ...

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by TWA772LR
Tue Sep 21, 2021 4:52 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: What defunct Airline would you have liked to have flown on, but never got to ?
Replies: 17
Views: 1215

Re: What defunct AIRLINE would you have liked to have flown on, but never got to ?

Hooters Air
Pan Am
Aloha
Aeroflot (Soviet era, today's version is pretty different)
Varig
Independent Expressjet

T54A wrote:
Virgin Galactic

I see what you did there.

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by TWA772LR
Tue Sep 21, 2021 12:33 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: CM adding PTY-ATL
Replies: 16
Views: 2244

Re: CM adding PTY-ATL

MAH4546 wrote:
It's a decent enough a local market that Copa should be fine. Nothing huge but it's not tiny. There's traffic to Colombia, Brazil, etc. they'll find it.

New Orleans is done though, not coming back.

I'd say MSY is better served on AV to SAL or the likes of the Mexican LCCs with a Latin carrier.

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by TWA772LR
Mon Sep 20, 2021 4:46 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Which airliner has the smoothest take off?
Replies: 13
Views: 824

Re: Which airliner has the smoothest take off?

conaly wrote:
My smoothest take off I probably had in an A380. It didn't even feel like we were rotating that much, it was more like the plane just started levitating and only afterwards I felt a stronger nose up pitch.

I had the same sensation.

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by TWA772LR
Sat Sep 18, 2021 11:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: French Bee: PPT-YYZ?
Replies: 22
Views: 4852

Re: French Bee: PPT-YYZ?

I saw that exact flight fly over me in Moab,UT a few days ago.

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by TWA772LR
Sat Sep 18, 2021 1:28 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Boeing 757: Who's have you flown?
Replies: 51
Views: 1645

Re: Boeing 757: Who's have you flown?

Continental and United, both -200 and -300

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by TWA772LR
Sat Sep 18, 2021 1:24 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Boeing 767 - Who’s have you flown?
Replies: 59
Views: 1885

Re: Boeing 767 - Who’s have you flown?

Continental 767-400ER
United 767-300ER and 767-400ER

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by TWA772LR
Sat Sep 18, 2021 1:05 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Houston (IAH/HOU) Aviation Thread - 2021
Replies: 151
Views: 25368

Re: Houston (IAH/HOU) Aviation Thread - 2021

AAIL86 wrote:
For those who missed it, LH is operating the 747-8 to IAH as of Sep 1.
Flew this bird last week myself in from Frankfurt, it was a mighty nice ride.

I saw it on its take off roll and climb out last week. Long live the 747, especially the 8.

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by TWA772LR
Fri Sep 17, 2021 6:21 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Air Force 1 at DEN
Replies: 8
Views: 1808

Re: Air Force 1 at DEN

Explains why I saw a C17 at the FBO on Sunday in DEN.

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by TWA772LR
Thu Sep 16, 2021 12:21 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: The State of Global Terror 20 Years After 9/11
Replies: 23
Views: 1302

Re: The State of Global Terror 20 Years After 9/11

The US government is pretty inept at a lot of things, but finding and subduing terrorists isn't one of them post 9/11.y ex gf took an aviation security class as part of her criminal justice undergrad studies. She said that it is impossible to know how many, if any, terror attacks TSA has actually s...

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by TWA772LR
Wed Sep 15, 2021 2:25 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Will any McDonnell Douglas planes still be flying in the 2030s
Replies: 32
Views: 2272

Re: Will any McDonnell Douglas planes still be flying in the 2030s

Making a big stretch here, the F18, C17 and F15 will be in service long past 2030.

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by TWA772LR
Wed Sep 15, 2021 4:18 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Future of the A319NEO in Airbus portfolio
Replies: 153
Views: 19333

Re: Future of the A319NEO in Airbus portfolio

I wonder if Airbus might make an attractive A319N offer to AA and UA, who both fly large A319CEO fleets? Both airlines have important hot/high/short runway markets that would benefit from the A319N's better airfield performance than the larger, A320N. Also, the A319N fits in with both airlines' exi...

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by TWA772LR
Sat Sep 11, 2021 6:56 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Cape Air (9K) accident in PVC no fatalities
Replies: 41
Views: 10597

Re: Cape Air (9K) accident in PVC no fatalities

Each pilot at Cape Air has their own callsign, which is seperate from the segment’s published flight number. A given pilot will fly with his or her callsign throughout his or her career at 9K. Interesting. Does any other airline do this? And I wonder what the reasoning behind it is. Is it to solve ...

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by TWA772LR
Sat Sep 11, 2021 5:48 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: 20 years ago............. 9/11
Replies: 49
Views: 2669

Re: 20 years ago............. 9/11

I was in 3rd grade and didn't find out about it until my brother who was in 8th grade came home and told me that airplanes ran in to the twin towers. We turned on the TV and spent too long trying to find CNN and we just had only that on all day. Then my mom came home from telling COEX pilots that th...

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by TWA772LR
Sat Sep 11, 2021 5:03 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: The State of Global Terror 20 Years After 9/11
Replies: 23
Views: 1302

Re: The State of Global Terror 20 Years After 9/11

Don't want to rile anyone up here, but I think security-wise, US aviation has somewhat lost its glamour from the post-911 security improvements. Take a look at all the bad behavior we get around us all the time. I seriously hope that someone (not specifically saying who or what) doesn't use that as...

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by TWA772LR
Wed Sep 08, 2021 10:33 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Thinks he is 007
Replies: 8
Views: 1123

Re: Thinks he is 007

Not gonna lie, it would be pretty cool.

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by TWA772LR
Tue Sep 07, 2021 9:26 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: My "Solution" To The California Drought
Replies: 76
Views: 3228

Re: My "Solution" To The California Drought

I saw a video that had the concept of putting solar panels over rivers and canals to reduce evaporation as well as some electricity generation.

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by TWA772LR
Sun Sep 05, 2021 9:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Has Boeing permanently stopped production of all 777 passenger jets except 777X?
Replies: 30
Views: 8452

Re: Has Boeing permanently stopped production of all 777 passenger jets except 777X?

sxf24 wrote:
There are 77Ws waiting to deliver to Aeroflot. Seems like Boeing will still build them if customers want it.

AFAIK the 77F is *merely* (in layman's terms) a shrink of the 77W. They should be able to be built from the same line.

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by TWA772LR
Sun Sep 05, 2021 3:17 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United adding Orange County to Aspen
Replies: 48
Views: 8022

Re: United adding Orange County to Aspen

jetmatt777 wrote:
There’s no reason to send them to ASE. That is a market that needs more seats not less.

It's a whole new route. That adds seats.

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by TWA772LR
Tue Aug 31, 2021 3:32 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Most comfortable face mask for long haul flights
Replies: 5
Views: 818

Re: Most comfortable face mask for long haul flights

I've seen a little plastic thing with little hooks to stretch the band behind your head and takes the pressure off your ears.

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by TWA772LR
Mon Aug 30, 2021 1:52 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Will the Airbus 330neo be developed further ?
Replies: 164
Views: 23182

Re: Will the Airbus 330neo be developed further ?

I still think the A338F could be very successful.. The first A330F flopped because the weights were too low.. An A338F at 251T would be an outstanding midsized freighter. The ship has probably sailed on Fed Ex but UPS has a bunch of older A300s and 767s that could be ripe for replacement later in t...

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by TWA772LR
Sat Aug 28, 2021 6:14 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Sirhan Sirhan granted parole
Replies: 20
Views: 1283

Re: Sirhan Sirhan granted parole

I am old enough to remember hearing of Robert F. Kennedy's death being announced on TV, that of Martin Luther King a little over a month before, as well as the assassination of JFK a few years before. I hope the parole board will deny releasing him. He murdered RFK in cold blood for no good reason....

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by TWA772LR
Sat Aug 28, 2021 4:37 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Sirhan Sirhan granted parole
Replies: 20
Views: 1283

Re: Sirhan Sirhan granted parole

I am old enough to remember hearing of Robert F. Kennedy's death being announced on TV, that of Martin Luther King a little over a month before, as well as the assassination of JFK a few years before. I hope the parole board will deny releasing him. He murdered RFK in cold blood for no good reason....

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by TWA772LR
Thu Aug 26, 2021 4:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United adding Orange County to Aspen
Replies: 48
Views: 8022

Re: United adding Orange County to aspen

At first I read Orange County to Japan then realized Aspen. Both are odd!

But Aspen less so. Ski season is coming and I'm sure the more affluent areas around SNA would love to avoid LAX or a DEN connection to ASE. I can see this being a standout in the winter.

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by TWA772LR
Thu Aug 26, 2021 3:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Are there any countries where pilots still carry firearms?
Replies: 37
Views: 7864

Re: Are there any countries where pilots still carry firearms?

Taking it a few steps further, Soviet cosmonauts had, I believe, sawed off shotguns in the capsule Incase they landed in the wilderness of Siberia and it took longer than expected to be picked up. Slightly off topic. But I saw the Russian capsule that took UK astronaut TIm Peake to the ISS. On the ...

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by TWA772LR
Wed Aug 25, 2021 5:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SAA News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 382
Views: 88913

Re: South African Airways Returns To The Skies

Glad to hear! I was really kicking myself when they grounded as I had the chance to fly them just before the shit down but took LH instead. Now had the SA plane been an A340 instead of the A350, I would've ditched LH. But LH was a 748 and I'm still glad I took the ride. Hopefully SA keeps the A340 f...

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by TWA772LR
Wed Aug 25, 2021 5:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Are there any countries where pilots still carry firearms?
Replies: 37
Views: 7864

Re: Are there any countries where pilots still carry firearms?

Slightly OT, KLM used to have rifles in the survival gear of their polar flights. Taking it a few steps further, Soviet cosmonauts had, I believe, sawed off shotguns in the capsule Incase they landed in the wilderness of Siberia and it took longer than expected to be picked up.

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by TWA772LR
Tue Aug 24, 2021 3:46 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: The appeal of raising children
Replies: 50
Views: 2537

Re: The appeal of raising children

I'm a millennial. Being a working age adult 4 years out of college and early in a career, I'm on the fence about kids. That said if I find the right girl I'll probably have some. I have a moderate passion for teaching so to echo an earlier poster , I know I'd enjoy watching them grow and discover t...

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by TWA772LR
Tue Aug 24, 2021 1:35 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: The appeal of raising children
Replies: 50
Views: 2537

Re: The appeal of raising children

I'm a millennial. Being a working age adult 4 years out of college and early in a career, I'm on the fence about kids. That said if I find the right girl I'll probably have some. I have a moderate passion for teaching so to echo an earlier poster , I know I'd enjoy watching them grow and discover th...

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by TWA772LR
Tue Aug 24, 2021 1:26 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Can a new, replacement ISS be built without the space shuttle ?
Replies: 49
Views: 4493

Re: Can a new, replacement ISS be built without the space shuttle ?

bikerthai wrote:
Nomadd wrote:
Or, simply in orbit around the moon.


A way station closer to earth would be easier for logistics.

bt

Is it feasible to have a space station do a figure 8 around the moon and Earth? It would help immensely with the costs of manned lunar missions.

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by TWA772LR
Tue Aug 24, 2021 1:21 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Question about the KC-135
Replies: 5
Views: 1540

Re: Question about the KC-135

After watching Mayday's "Mission Disaster" episode about the KC-135 that lost both left engines because of wake turbulence from another KC-135, I started reading more about the airplane and found there were many more engine detachment incidents in the past. Was there a design fault on the...

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by TWA772LR
Tue Aug 24, 2021 1:19 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What Goods are Shipped by Air
Replies: 63
Views: 8819

Re: What Goods are Shipped by Air

I heard from a lady when she was working for Continental Cargo that they had a shipment of tarantulas (I believe). I've also heard of lobster and wine being shipped on WN, especially the stories where the respective contaoners broke and pax bags were soaked in wine and dampers had to hunt down the l...

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by TWA772LR
Sat Aug 21, 2021 12:25 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Bridge over airport apron
Replies: 22
Views: 4775

Re: Bridge over airport apron

Anything below A318 tail height for DEN.

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by TWA772LR
Tue Aug 17, 2021 1:53 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: C-17 departs Kabul with 800 passengers!
Replies: 100
Views: 10700

Re: C-17 departs Kabul with 800 passengers!

I’m actually surprised they were able to hold on to the outside of the plane during the takeoff roll and it got pretty high before they fell. It pains me to watch this, this is my generations Vietnam, specifically the overrun of Saigon. Never seen anything like it before... :pray: Reminds me of watc...

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by TWA772LR
Tue Aug 17, 2021 1:46 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Fast Fashion is killing the environment
Replies: 42
Views: 1915

Re: Fast Fashion is killing the environment

I think I’ve only bought funky socks at H&M and they don’t hold their color long. I bought yellow Pikachu socks back in February-ish of this year and they already look worse than the ones I bought at a gift shop in Idaho Springs, CO. I’m not a fashion-minded guy anyway but my go-to brand is Levi...

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by TWA772LR
Tue Aug 17, 2021 1:38 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Cursed/weird aircraft registrations?
Replies: 17
Views: 1537

Re: Cursed/weird aircraft registrations?

Corsair had F-GSUN/SEA/SEX with a sun, waves, and kiss decals respectively on each plane.

And who could forget the Dornier Seastar...

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by TWA772LR
Mon Aug 16, 2021 10:07 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Taliban rapidly taking over Afghanistan.
Replies: 692
Views: 42467

Re: Taliban rapidly taking over Afghanistan.

DIRECTFLT wrote:
Glad to be out of Afghanistan, no matter how messy. I say, let China figure it out.

We'll arm the Mujahideen again when the Chinese roll their tanks in.

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by TWA772LR
Fri Aug 13, 2021 7:22 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Relationship nomenclature question
Replies: 37
Views: 1796

Re: Relationship nomenclature question

My buddy who's 25ish calls his fiance boss, I feel like that transcends generations!

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by TWA772LR
Thu Aug 12, 2021 6:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: G4 announces 22 new routes for winter
Replies: 29
Views: 9503

Re: G4 announces 22 new routes for winter

Allegiant is creating quite the buzz here at AMA. Three new routes in late fall: AMA-AUS AMA-AZA AMA-LAS (directly competing with Southwest) WN has really cut AMA back over the last decade. I think these flights will be well received among the leisure crowd. More interesting is AMA. GR now joins th...

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by TWA772LR
Thu Aug 12, 2021 5:43 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: What is the greatest airport in the world?
Replies: 46
Views: 3393

Re: What is the greatest airport in the world?

maps4ltd wrote:
DFW. Come at me.

IAH. You've been come at.

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by TWA772LR
Mon Aug 02, 2021 7:08 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Any airliners you boarded by means of mobile airstairs?
Replies: 42
Views: 1990

Re: Any airliners you boarded by means of mobile airstairs?

CO 738 in BZE
UA 764 in FRA in the rear
UA 788 in FRA
ERJs and CRJs via tiny, driverless stairs and integral stairs and ramps in IAH.
ATR integral stairs in MEM and IAH

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by TWA772LR
Fri Jul 30, 2021 8:22 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Did the VARIG MD-11/B743 ever fly GRU-LAX-NRT?
Replies: 5
Views: 976

Re: Did the VARIG MD-11/B743 ever fly GRU-LAX-NRT?

I've always said United would do well with a SFO-GRU flight to connect to the TPAC hub. But GRU is the reason why NRT-IAH was a slam dunk for CO from day one.

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by TWA772LR
Thu Jul 29, 2021 4:40 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Was the Boeing 737, the aircraft you have flown on, most often?
Replies: 32
Views: 1872

Re: Was the Boeing 737, the aircraft you have flown on, most often?

737 for sure, then A32x, and probably a tie between 757 and 777 (maybe 777 more than 757).

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by TWA772LR
Tue Jul 27, 2021 11:15 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: What new airlines can we expect to Brisbane?
Replies: 24
Views: 2655

Re: What new airlines can we expect to Brisbane?

If covid ever goes away in a capacity to allow, UA should hit up SFO/LAX-BNE.

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by TWA772LR
Mon Jul 26, 2021 5:40 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Mental Health Tip: Pay Less Attention to News
Replies: 55
Views: 2874

Re: Mental Health Tip: Pay Less Attention to News

Same. I still check the news but a lot of my phone's news feed is a aviation or technology related. I do like to keep up on international affairs however, it's a lot less depressing (relatively speaking) compared to US domestic news and more interesting. I've also deactivated (not deleted) my Facebo...

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by TWA772LR
Mon Jul 26, 2021 5:36 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Russia constructing 2 x Il-96-400M "Flying Kremlins"
Replies: 21
Views: 3989

Re: Russia constructing 2 x Il-96-400M "Flying Kremlins"

texl1649 wrote:
IL-96 and ‘ultra-modern’ are a bit of an oxymoron, I would think.

I think the 'ultra-modern' moniker would be more for all the necessary tech to run a war being installed instead of the aircraft itself.

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by TWA772LR
Sat Jul 24, 2021 10:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet, Network, and Discussion Thread - Q3 2021
Replies: 1191
Views: 276734

Re: United Fleet, Network, and Discussion Thread - Q3 2021

I know that DEN was mentioned earlier in the thread but I was wondering what are some possible international routes that UA could try from DEN. CDG seems logical but I read in sone art UA while back that AKL was considered as a possibility. AKL obviously won’t happen anytime soon with the travel re...

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