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by N415XJ
Sat Apr 04, 2020 4:04 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: What's the reason for N numbers of former CO aircraft being all numbers?
Replies: 20
Views: 4633

What's the reason for N numbers of former CO aircraft being all numbers?

While there are exceptions, it seems that most airlines in the US have tail numbers with two final letters, often reflecting their ICAO or IATA codes. For example, Delta is frequently N###DL, American is N###AA or N###AN, jetblue is N###JB, America West used N###AW, Skywest uses N###SW, etc. Even wh...

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by N415XJ
Thu Mar 26, 2020 8:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: KLM A310 Questions
Replies: 48
Views: 6124

Re: KLM A310 Questions

They were on the AMS-DAM (Damascus) route in April 1996- I had a 'junior pilot logbook' filled out when I flew the route when I was very young. They were replaced on the route by 767s, which were later replaced by 737-900s in either 1999 or 2000 before the route was cancelled in 2006. I'm pretty sur...

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by N415XJ
Fri Mar 13, 2020 3:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Nordic Aviation - 2020
Replies: 796
Views: 124478

Re: First SAS 737 in new livery

Looks like the window frames are still polished metal. The first Air Canada MAXs had metal frames which were later painted black to match the rest of the raccoon mask. I wonder if SAS will do the same?

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by N415XJ
Wed Mar 11, 2020 11:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Coronavirus Aviation Related News & Discussion Thread - March 2020
Replies: 1143
Views: 183324

Re: Coronavirus Aviation Related News & Discussion Thread - March 2020

I heard a RUMOR (<<< strong emphasis) that Beirut (OLBA | BEY) will shut down completely in 4 days. All restaurants in Lebanon have been ordered shut down today. Between this, the Lebanese banking crisis, and general economic and political unrest I'm struggling to believe MEA will get their NEOs any...

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by N415XJ
Wed Feb 19, 2020 12:16 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: TWA Hotel and Virgin Economy Delight aboard the A350
Replies: 10
Views: 7706

Re: TWA Hotel and Virgin Economy Delight aboard the A350

Great report- I loved the "Before and After" shots. Really interesting how due to the architecture the old shots look like they're from the 60s or 70s while they're really only 19 years old. I then wandered out to “Connie”, a cocktail bar. Unfortunately the staff were so bad I simply walke...

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by N415XJ
Wed Jan 08, 2020 3:25 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: (DTW) Mysterious McNamara Building Addition in 2007?
Replies: 14
Views: 2850

Re: (DTW) Mysterious McNamara Building Addition in 2007?

Here are some pictures because at first I had no idea what you were talking about. I'd also like to know. 2002 https://i.imgur.com/fieTQzR.png April 2007 https://i.imgur.com/ca33wey.png June 2007 (seemingly under construction) https://i.imgur.com/kJlYoLe.png 2010 https://i.imgur.com/R0k3hT5.png

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by N415XJ
Fri Dec 06, 2019 2:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet/Network Thread - 2019
Replies: 3546
Views: 708865

Re: United Fleet/Network Thread - 2019

Just saw the new livery in person for the first time while flying home through ORD. Something I wasn't expecting was how much better the new blue looks compared to the old blue- it's so bright and pops really nicely especially at a grey and wintry Chicago. Does anyone have any pictures of the first ...

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by N415XJ
Tue Oct 01, 2019 12:42 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Runaway cart at ORD, saved from hitting plane by ground crew (video)
Replies: 50
Views: 12437

Runaway cart at ORD, saved from hitting plane by ground crew (video)

Crazy video I just saw on twitter. This cart seems to come within feet of hitting an E145, but is stopped by a very quick thinking tug operator. https://twitter.com/Emergidoc/status/1178781464097374208 What I want to know is, what type of cart is this? I've never seen one before- based on the stuff ...

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by N415XJ
Sat Sep 21, 2019 5:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet Repaint Thread
Replies: 267
Views: 65168

Re: United Fleet Repaint Thread

Found this elsewhere online. No idea what the reg is

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by N415XJ
Sat Aug 10, 2019 2:20 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Smallest Airport in US with long haul service
Replies: 25
Views: 3332

Re: Smallest Airport in US with long haul service

RSW-DUS? This route always intrigued me. Has EuroWings carried on with this service after the Air Berlin collapse. That route has survived for a while, initially with LTU from 1994, then Air Berlin, and now Eurowings who still operates it (although I believe Air Berlin suspended/cancelled it very s...

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by N415XJ
Sat Aug 10, 2019 2:14 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Smallest Airport in US with long haul service
Replies: 25
Views: 3332

Re: Smallest Airport in US with long haul service

RSW-DUS? This route always intrigued me. Has EuroWings carried on with this service after the Air Berlin collapse. That route has survived for a while, initially with LTU in 1994, then Air Berlin, and now Eurowings who still operates it (although I believe Air Berlin suspended/cancelled it very soo...

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by N415XJ
Sat Aug 10, 2019 2:13 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Smallest Airport in US with long haul service
Replies: 25
Views: 3332

Re: Smallest Airport in US with long haul service

RSW-DUS? This route always intrigued me. Has EuroWings carried on with this service after the Air Berlin collapse. That route has survived for a while, initially with LTU in 1994, then Air Berlin, and now Eurowings who still operates it (although I believe Air Berlin suspended/cancelled it very soo...

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by N415XJ
Wed Jul 03, 2019 1:55 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Massive price discrepancy between US and DL- why?
Replies: 7
Views: 1180

Massive price discrepancy between US and DL- why?

I recently relocated from the Detroit area to the DC area. In the interest of getting tickets as cheap as possible with as few legs as possible, I'm planning on changing my airline loyalty from DL/Skyteam to UA/Star out of IAD. My main requirement is the availability of good one-stop service to Beir...

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by N415XJ
Thu Jun 13, 2019 1:58 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: USAF VC-25B News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 186
Views: 14579

Re: New Air Force One Scheme

Hmm... that color pattern and cheatline looks awfully familiar.

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by N415XJ
Wed Jun 12, 2019 9:45 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Lower cabin altitude A350/787- does the crew notice?
Replies: 13
Views: 4442

Lower cabin altitude A350/787- does the crew notice?

The better cabin environment of the A350 and 787 (and A380, I think) including a lower cabin altitude, more light from larger windows, less noise, and in some cases higher humidity are often spoken about in terms of increased passenger comfort. After taking flights on the A380 and 787 I don't think ...

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by N415XJ
Sat May 18, 2019 2:25 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Barking noise A320
Replies: 6
Views: 2345

Re: Barking noise A320

ExpatVet wrote:
It's funny, I never thought it sounded like barking until I read a topic about this a few months ago, and now I can't imagine it as anything else!

I always thought it sounded like someone sawing wood with a hand saw.

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by N415XJ
Mon Apr 29, 2019 12:44 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Long Haul Low Cost Airlines Operations
Replies: 9
Views: 1858

Re: Long Haul Low Cost Airlines Operations

This SCMP article is interesting https://www.scmp.com/article/633097/lessons-be-learned-demise-oasis The problem with Oasis was the high operational costs required to fly long-haul flights, especially at a time of soaring fuel prices. Though often billed as a budget airline, it was more accurately d...

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by N415XJ
Sun Apr 28, 2019 1:13 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The Rest of Michigan Thread - 2019
Replies: 167
Views: 18733

Re: The Rest of Michigan Thread - 2019

According to the above link MQT is way up over 14%. Anyone know the reason? Same number of flights as 2018 with 1 flight to ORD, 1 to MSP and 2 to DTW. I too would be interested in this. Same town, same destinations, same university. What's up? https://flightaware.com/live/airport/KSAW I'm not sure...

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by N415XJ
Mon Apr 22, 2019 3:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Airlines "Evolution" to Globe Livery released
Replies: 1797
Views: 384721

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

Here is a still from the video showing, presumably, the reference image the painters used. https://i.imgur.com/K0KeO9P.png My guess: 1) Tail stays the same, save for the removal of gold from the globe 2) Billboard titles on the fuselage (based on the Her Art Here and Star Wars schemes we've seen) 3)...

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by N415XJ
Mon Apr 22, 2019 12:26 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 7 Emirates FAs Accused of Plotting Terror Attack
Replies: 14
Views: 9430

Re: 7 Emirates FAs Accused of Plotting Terror Attack

Is that a credible news source? Here is an article from Human Rights Watch: https://www.hrw.org/news/2019/03/25/uae-eight-lebanese-face-unfair-trial Here's one from the European Court of Human Rights: http://www.echr.org.uk/news/uae-detains-eight-lebanese-nationals-without-charge-hrw And here is on...

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by N415XJ
Tue Apr 16, 2019 7:02 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Japan Air Lines Back to Seattle March 31, 2019
Replies: 14
Views: 9007

Re: Japan Air Lines Back to Seattle March 31, 2019

Awesome, detailed trip report. It's cool how JAL absolutely showered you in trinkets and mementos for the first flight. I guess it's a little disappointing that some crew members wasn't as chipper as one might like for a first flight, but at least they were efficient and professional. Come to think ...

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by N415XJ
Thu Apr 04, 2019 11:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: HA Starts HNL-BOS Today. Longest Scheduled Domestic Flight in US HIstory
Replies: 92
Views: 16423

Re: HA Starts HNL-BOS Today. Longest Scheduled Domestic Flight in US HIstory

Out of curiousity, is this the longest nonstop domestic flight in the world? Maybe France to some of its territories? The longest is Paris-Reunion, 5,809 Miles, 9,349km (statute miles- the OP lists statute miles as well) https://travelupdate.boardingarea.com/longest-domestic-air-routes/ For the rec...

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by N415XJ
Wed Mar 20, 2019 12:14 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Detroit Air Service Discussion Thread - 2019
Replies: 1098
Views: 101303

Re: Detroit Air Service Discussion Thread - 2019

So much untrue/true with no fine line. If you take a look at MIDT data, BEY accounts for over 80% of traffic going to the Middle East. At least, if I'm reading this right, it's DTW's 2nd largest unserved market behind BCN and ahead of BOM. RJ & AF do a fine job covering it since nonstops won't ...

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by N415XJ
Mon Mar 18, 2019 12:31 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Iranian 747 tail tips in Doha
Replies: 35
Views: 10093

Re: Iranian 747 tail tips in Doha

In the first pic it looks like a baby bird opening its mouth waiting to be fed!

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by N415XJ
Fri Mar 15, 2019 6:59 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Air Italy Livery??
Replies: 15
Views: 3768

Re: New Air Italy Livery??

If this really is an Air Italy plane, it could be a special one-off scheme. Their livery isn't that old, I doubt they're rolling out a new one so soon.

The twitter comments are speculating that it might be the new United scheme, which is super interesting but because of the winglet color I doubt it.

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by N415XJ
Fri Mar 15, 2019 2:39 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Airlines "Evolution" to Globe Livery released
Replies: 1797
Views: 384721

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

So, I'm in Aspen on Tuesday (I got out!!) and behind the check in desk is a purple hued oversize globe on what looks to be brand new signage. Could it be this visible already? If anyone can IM me how to post the pic, I can do so. I couldn't figure it out (sad, I know). I think it would look sharp o...

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by N415XJ
Sun Mar 10, 2019 4:17 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: TK001 hits turbulence, lands at JFK with 32 injured pax
Replies: 20
Views: 6853

Re: TK001 hits turbulence, lands at JFK with 32 injured pax

Another possibility with the baby is that it could be been unrestrained in a bulkhead bassinet at the time. Babies in that type of bassinet aren't considered 'lap children' are they?

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by N415XJ
Fri Mar 08, 2019 9:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Airlines "Evolution" to Globe Livery released
Replies: 1797
Views: 384721

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

That was a one-off livery after N194UA was leased for a period of time to Atlas Air, and never repainted into United colors. Instead, the Atlas logo was painted over and the "United Charter" titles applied. It's not any sort of United-branded design. Thanks, I didn't know it was just a pa...

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by N415XJ
Fri Mar 08, 2019 8:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Airlines "Evolution" to Globe Livery released
Replies: 1797
Views: 384721

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

My prediction: It'll be the United Charter livery with an all white globe on the tail (no gold), no grey belly, and billboard United titles (minus the 'charter' titles of course). It looks different and 'fresh' enough to be described as an 'evolution' while at the same time ensuring that almost all ...

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by N415XJ
Mon Mar 04, 2019 7:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Horizon Air (QX) to Reveal Retro Livery on Q400
Replies: 34
Views: 8717

Re: Horizon Air (QX) to Reveal Retro Livery on Q400

While I wait to see a report on exactly what the 'new' Q looks like, I wondered if this particular aircraft previously sported a special livery or was it the standard Q livery? I looked on the database and elsewhere online and apparently the aircraft in question, N421QX, only ever wore the standard...

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by N415XJ
Mon Mar 04, 2019 6:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Express/Commutair incident 3/4 at Presque Isle, ME
Replies: 106
Views: 25236

Re: United Express/Commutair incident today at Presque Isle, ME

Ouch. I guess the most obvious culprit is runway contamination.

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by N415XJ
Thu Feb 28, 2019 12:42 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: RAT Incidents
Replies: 27
Views: 3312

Re: RAT Incidents

Other than Air Canada flight 143 incident, has there been any other commercial airline incidents where the Ram Air Turbine played a pivotal role or, regardless of the outcome, was either automatically deployed or pilot initiated? Can someone very briefly explain what a Ram Air Turbine is? As said e...

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by N415XJ
Wed Feb 13, 2019 4:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The “new” Flair Airlines coming Feb 13th
Replies: 62
Views: 10306

Re: The “new” Flair Airlines coming Feb 13th

The color scheme reminds me of mint chocolate chip ice cream.

I still haven't decided whether or not that's a good thing.

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by N415XJ
Sat Feb 09, 2019 10:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Video of BA 787 attempting rough landing at LHR before going around
Replies: 48
Views: 13350

Re: Video of BA 787 attempting rough landing at LHR before going around

What a great job by the pilots. Wind shear just before touchdown is no fun at all. BTW, is the horn sound from the 787 signaling go-around or from a car passing by? I heard planes have horns but are rarely used. Planes don't have horns. The closest thing they have is a bell/horn/alarm the pilot can...

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by N415XJ
Fri Feb 01, 2019 6:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: First AA A321-253NX delivered
Replies: 71
Views: 13342

Re: First AA A321-253NX delivered

airkas1 wrote:


Can anyone explain why one of the overwing exits doesn't have a white outline?

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by N415XJ
Thu Jan 31, 2019 9:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Can anyone identify the aircraft type shown in this photo?
Replies: 57
Views: 11884

Re: Can anyone identify the aircraft type shown in this photo?

It is not a Fokker nor a BAc-111. #1: It says on the plane itself "McDonnell Douglas DC-9-15F Cargo" #2: On the Fokker F-28, there is an additional "shape" attaching the tail to the fuselage: https://i.postimg.cc/0KjYsL4x/1128642.jpg I've drawn it in for clarity. This is complet...

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by N415XJ
Wed Jan 30, 2019 10:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: US-Venezuela Flight Status?
Replies: 61
Views: 12970

Re: US-Venezuela Flight Status?

What is this plane? N787BK? Maybe military? Very confusing FR24 info. https://www.flightradar24.com/data/aircraft/n787bk And this old twitter thread shows it's been all over, from Pennsylvania to Israel to Cyprus https://twitter.com/civmilair/status/746108335297073153?lang=en According to this old ...

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by N415XJ
Tue Jan 29, 2019 2:25 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: How does extreme cold affect flight ops?
Replies: 76
Views: 9713

Re: How does extreme cold affect flight ops?

So I am flying back home tomorrow to ORD and everyone is anticipating delays because of the extreme cold. (High of 6 and Low of -21). I can understand the horrible conditions are tough for the ramp workers and might slow turn around time some. But would that have a noticeable affect on operations? ...

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by N415XJ
Tue Jan 29, 2019 1:06 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: How does extreme cold affect flight ops?
Replies: 76
Views: 9713

Re: Will there be Disruptions due to ORD Temperature

Reminds me of the polar vortex of early 2014, during which I had the misfortune of passing through ORD. All flights except for a select few operated by larger aircraft were cancelled, meaning I was stuck in Chicago for 2 nights. Airline employees were telling me that fuel freezing was one of the rea...

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by N415XJ
Sat Jan 05, 2019 5:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Noob question but what is the difference between VIP registrations and airline registrations?
Replies: 9
Views: 1353

Re: Noob question but what is the difference between VIP registrations and airline registrations?

For example, Las Vegas Sands' 747SP (at least one of them) is registered as VQ-BMS. The company is obviously America so I wanted to know why it doesn't have an N number, I know that their L1011 had an N registration, so I don't particularly understand the difference in registration vs VQ-BMS or som...

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by N415XJ
Mon Dec 31, 2018 7:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Departures in the middle of the night
Replies: 88
Views: 14604

Re: Departures in the middle of the night

I should rephrase my question. How do short-haul intra-asian flights work during the middle of the night, when passengers can get no sleep? That 1 am departure to Vienna makes sense, that 2:50 departure to Taiyuan does not! It makes sense if you need to make a very early meeting or otherwise need t...

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by N415XJ
Sun Dec 30, 2018 11:16 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: How long is wreckage from crashes kept as evidence?
Replies: 2
Views: 1254

How long is wreckage from crashes kept as evidence?

After a crash/hull loss incident, if any aircraft wreckage is able to be recovered, it is brought to the transportation safety board of whichever country has jurisdiction for analysis. But after a final report is published, how long is the wreckage stored afterwards? I'm sure that it isn't immediate...

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by N415XJ
Mon Dec 24, 2018 9:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Help ID this type (LHR 1992)
Replies: 20
Views: 2889

Re: Help ID this type (LHR 1992)

Maybe A4O-HMQ, or a similarly equipped DC-8-73? Seems to check all the boxes- CFM engines, wingtip devices, white painted cowlings (looks like they were unpainted until the late 80s), and a cargo door. No idea what the devices on the wingtip or fuselage could be for. This appears to have been the Om...

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by N415XJ
Fri Dec 21, 2018 12:58 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA to end CLT-HAV
Replies: 74
Views: 17883

Re: AA to end CLT-HAV

alfa164 wrote:
Please enlighten us, then: which other nations ban personal travel to specific countries?

:roll:


Several Arab countries ban their citizens from traveling to Israel, some completely and others with very few exceptions.

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by N415XJ
Mon Dec 17, 2018 12:56 pm
Forum: Site Related
Topic: Unifying airline/aircraft/airport names in photo search
Replies: 2
Views: 1493

Unifying airline/aircraft/airport names in photo search

I'm sorry if this has been discussed before or is a known issue- I rarely come to this section of the forum and search didn't come up with anything. Anyway, I find searching the photo db more awkward than it needs to be. It seems that there are multiple different names for the same airline, type of ...

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by N415XJ
Fri Dec 14, 2018 10:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Norwegian 737 Max Diverts to Shiraz, Iran
Replies: 196
Views: 50441

Re: Norweigan 737 Max Diverts to Shiraz, Iran

There won’t be much of an issue. ~15 years ago a NW DC-10 actually had an emergency diversion to Tehran. They were still able to get things checked out and pay for fuel (I think diversion was a false alarm). Plane and passengers got out. Northwest Flight 41 in June 2005 from Mumbai-Amsterdam. Yep, ...

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by N415XJ
Fri Dec 07, 2018 6:49 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Revised Lufthansa livery fleet thread
Replies: 247
Views: 33460

Re: First Lufthansa A380 in New Livery Rolled Out

How could someone, as the lead project member at a design firm, look at this abomination of a livery that their team came up with and not feel anything but pure embarrassment? Some half-asleep airline execs being talked into adopting it by some marketing smooth talker is one thing, but how can anyon...

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by N415XJ
Thu Dec 06, 2018 5:39 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Moscow's Sheremetyevo airport to be renamed Pushkin Airport
Replies: 44
Views: 8048

Re: Moscow's Sheremetyevo airport to be renamed Pushkin Airport

Wondering whether their IATA codes will be changed accordingly, like the switch from IDL to JFK for NYC’s flagship airport following a renaming move Maybe, but ORD’s code hasnt changed since its name changed from Orchard Field to O’Hare in 1949, Beijing is still PEK, Mumbai is still BOM, there are ...

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by N415XJ
Wed Dec 05, 2018 5:09 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: *Unconfirmed* Air France terminates Joon
Replies: 111
Views: 25887

Re: *Unconfirmed* Air France terminates Joon

The only logical next step is for AF to do a complete 180 and come up with 'Vioo', targeting the elderly.

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