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by N415XJ
Fri Nov 19, 2021 3:37 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: America West aircraft in Australia 1989?
Replies: 7
Views: 2061

America West aircraft in Australia 1989?

I was reading through the wikipedia article on America West and came across this interesting line: Three America West Airlines aircraft operated services in Australia with Ansett Australia during the 1989 Australian pilots' dispute. The source is a book called The Story of the Rise and Fall of Anset...

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by N415XJ
Fri Oct 15, 2021 3:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The Rest of Michigan Aviation Thread - 2021
Replies: 148
Views: 18160

Re: The Rest of Michigan Aviation Thread - 2021

Was randomly looking at flights at MQT today on flightaware, and was surprised to see a Breeze E190, N126BZ as MQX6402 flew yesterway from Houghton (CMX) to Marquette. Looking on FR24 it seems to have come from South Bend. It still appears to be in Marquette. Does anyone know the reason for this fli...

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by N415XJ
Fri Sep 10, 2021 12:41 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Cape Air (9K) accident in PVC no fatalities
Replies: 41
Views: 10882

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 N415XJ
Thu Sep 09, 2021 9:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Cape Air (9K) accident in PVC no fatalities
Replies: 41
Views: 10882

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

The aircraft in question is N88833 which was operating Cape Air Flight 345, it is unknown why the flight number has been announced as 2072. T The Cape Air confirmed it was flight 2072 on twitter: https://twitter.com/CapeAir/status/1436064178121347072?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw%7Ctwcamp%5Etweetembed%7Ctwte...

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by N415XJ
Tue Aug 31, 2021 4:01 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: First Aleutian Airways SAAB 2000
Replies: 13
Views: 2735

Re: First Aleutian Airways SAAB 2000

Oooo, now that's a livery! Seems partially inspired by BCAL- classy and retro-feeling but still sleek and modern. Can't wait to see pics of this one in the air.

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by N415XJ
Wed Aug 25, 2021 10:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Anyone recognise this tailfin?
Replies: 14
Views: 4004

Re: Anyone recognise this tailfin?

As I recall these were “housecolours” of Fokker to disguise the amount of unsold aircraft. Interesting, as I thought the true 'house colors' for the F50 were those shown below. Are you saying the original intended operator cancelled before the plane could be painted in their livery, so Fokker just ...

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by N415XJ
Tue Aug 24, 2021 3:13 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: US Activates the CRAF program for Afghanistan
Replies: 177
Views: 36450

Re: Updated: US Activates the CRAF program for Afghanistan

Sorry if this is a silly question but why are some aircraft flying to FRA first before heading to Ramstein? Are they carrying paid pax/cargo to FRA or are the planes empty? Is there maybe some sort of outfitting that has to take place in FRA first?

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by N415XJ
Sun Aug 22, 2021 7:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Aeroflot and the MD-11
Replies: 13
Views: 4292

Re: Aeroflot and the MD-11

I just saw this: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WZBSH7odZow So Aeroflot Cargo flew MD-11's. Did they ever fly the passenger version before cargo conversion? Why did Aeroflot shut down the cargo division? Nope, just the freight version. Interesting how the CARGO/КАРГО titles appear hastily blanked-...

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by N415XJ
Sun Aug 22, 2021 2:55 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Weight conversions to imperial/metric for 'used' aircraft- how does it work?
Replies: 14
Views: 1286

Weight conversions to imperial/metric for 'used' aircraft- how does it work?

From what I understand new aircraft are calibrated based on the units used by the purchasing operator's country. For example a 737 bought by a German airline will be set up for metric weights (KG/Grams/Tonnes) while an A320 bought by a US airline will be set up for US customary/imperial (lbs/oz/tons...

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by N415XJ
Sun Aug 22, 2021 2:40 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Kudos & Gripes: What do pilots think about the design of overhead panels on their aircraft?
Replies: 9
Views: 1296

Re: Kudos & Gripes: What do pilots think about the design of overhead panels on their aircraft?

I'm definitely not an ATP, but from what I understand the MD-80 (and probably DC-9) cockpit is absolutely bonkers. Switches and knobs and such seemingly laid out at complete random, like some external light switches being nowhere near the other light switches. It even has a mirror on the glareshield...

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by N415XJ
Mon Aug 09, 2021 7:39 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Where to buy a used aircraft?
Replies: 3
Views: 1034

Re: Where to buy a used aircraft?

Tbh it's pretty strange that someone in a position to buy a PC-6 would be asking about controller.com or avbuyer and the like. Are you planning on starting a business? Have you purchased and operated an aircraft before? Are you researching on behalf of someone? GVs and Citations are sold on Control...

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by N415XJ
Mon Aug 09, 2021 3:07 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Where to buy a used aircraft?
Replies: 3
Views: 1034

Re: Where to buy a used aircraft?

Tbh it's pretty strange that someone in a position to buy a PC-6 would be asking about controller.com or avbuyer and the like. Are you planning on starting a business? Have you purchased and operated an aircraft before? Are you researching on behalf of someone? A PC-6 isn't a small purchase- acquiri...

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by N415XJ
Tue Jul 06, 2021 5:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Washington, D.C. Airports (BWI, DCA, IAD) Thread - 2021
Replies: 520
Views: 93240

Re: Washington, D.C. Airports (BWI, DCA, IAD) Thread - 2021

I flew through IAD this past Saturday July 3rd and was surprised to see Delta 767-300 N1201P parked at the B gates. According to FR24 it was flying LAX-JFK but got diverted to IAD, where it stayed on the ground for almost 6 hours before resuming its flight. Out of curiosity would anyone happen to kn...

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by N415XJ
Thu Jun 10, 2021 1:18 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AF 789 at MSP... new service or one-off?
Replies: 7
Views: 1893

Re: AF 789 at MSP... new service or one-off?

According to this article, today marks the return of AF's service to MSP. https://www.bizjournals.com/twincities/news/2021/05/12/new-restored-destinations-coming-online-msp.html Flightaware says the next departure is on Friday. AF started serving MSP in 2013, with A343s. I forget if it was seasonal,...

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by N415XJ
Fri Jun 04, 2021 7:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DTW Detroit Aviation Thread - 2021
Replies: 852
Views: 109483

Re: DTW Detroit Aviation Thread - 2021

Was Air Georgian, on behalf of Air Canada Express, the last operator of scheduled prop service to DTW? Any idea when it ended? Yes. B1900D flights out of Toronto stopped in October 2018, but I think DTW went CRJ-exclusive earlier, around 2015/16 I think. Would love to see if someone has actual sche...

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by N415XJ
Wed May 12, 2021 3:29 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The Rest of Michigan Aviation Thread - 2021
Replies: 148
Views: 18160

Re: The Rest of Michigan Aviation Thread - 2021

So, something I've been thinking about lately in regards to Marquette (MQT/KSAW). With DL (OO) seemingly winding down 50-seat CR2 flying, what is the future looking like for their long standing Marquette service? Is there a potential for larger RJs (Eagle operated the CR7 to ORD for a while)? Or, is...

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by N415XJ
Tue Apr 27, 2021 12:56 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: [Video Only] United Airlines 737-800 Washington National (DCA) to San Francisco (SFO)
Replies: 1
Views: 4035

Re: [Video Only] United Airlines 737-800 Washington National (DCA) to San Francisco (SFO)

The mismatched safety card is very strange! First time I've ever seen that. I wonder how it's even possible that happened.

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by N415XJ
Fri Apr 02, 2021 3:46 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air France planes' names
Replies: 167
Views: 35706

Re: Air France planes' names

Overall this is a really nice, subtle rebranding. The best part is the names- whether or not they have a logic behind them it's always a nice touch. I will say though I'm not a huge fan of the lack of a space between "Air" and "France". With a space the name might take up too muc...

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by N415XJ
Thu Apr 01, 2021 3:53 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Feeling nostalgic about 747s. Who’s have you flown?
Replies: 172
Views: 23042

Re: Feeling nostalgic about 747s. Who’s have you flown?

My first jet flight was on a KLM 747-200SUD, PH-BUM named "Anthony HG Fokker" when I was only a few months old. I know this because my parents just so happened to snap a picture of the plane at the gate with the name on the nose prominently displayed. Very lucky to have that picture. My la...

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by N415XJ
Fri Mar 19, 2021 8:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What Will Happen to ASE as the CRJ-700 Sunsets?
Replies: 148
Views: 21417

Re: What Will Happen to ASE as the CRJ-700 Sunsets?

What is the term TBM stand for. Does not come up on web search that tell what it stands for? Seems it stands for single engine turboprops. Except for the small jet using the tmb in it's name. The TBM is a family of single-engine executive turboprops made by SOCATA/Daher. It was originally a collabo...

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by N415XJ
Tue Feb 16, 2021 7:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Washington, D.C. Airports (BWI, DCA, IAD) Thread - 2021
Replies: 520
Views: 93240

Re: Washington, D.C. Airports (BWI, DCA, IAD) Thread - 2021

I never really thought about doing this until now, but it’s technically possible to connect in a really small city between two hubs. Found someone who made a trip report video when he/she went from IAD to ORD, but instead of going nonstop they connected in a place called “Ogdensburg”. https://youtu...

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by N415XJ
Thu Dec 03, 2020 2:38 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Livery to honor airlines' employees
Replies: 28
Views: 3978

Re: Livery to honor airlines' employees

aerorobnz wrote:
Alitalia had/has an A320 EI-DTJ which was signed all over with employee signatures.


Not only signatures, but short notes from each employee from the looks of it. Unfortunately I can't find a picture that's zoomed in enough to make out the actual text- I'd love to know what these notes say.

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by N415XJ
Fri Nov 13, 2020 11:28 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: How risky is the airspace around the DMZ being so close to ICN/GMP?
Replies: 5
Views: 2028

Re: How risky is the airspace around the DMZ being so close to ICN/GMP?

How risky is the airspace around the DMZ being so close to ICN/GMP? Did DL plan for this in their strategy with their JV with KE? Has there been any accidental airspace incursions into North Korea? Also I see Chinese flights literally so close in North Korean airspace in that they maybe in that air...

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by N415XJ
Tue Nov 03, 2020 12:56 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: C919- purple splotch on the flaps?
Replies: 10
Views: 2244

C919- purple splotch on the flaps?

There's a great photo of the C919 on the front page right now: 6210359 But looking more closely, I noticed something odd- a splotch of purple/blue on the top of port inboard flap. Does anyone know what this might be? Some sort of leaked fluid, or maybe overspray from painting (although how one would...

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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: 4832

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: 6674

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: 1103
Views: 191079

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: 187882

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: 8384

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: 2993

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: 741727

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: 12843

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: 69502

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: 3644

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: 3644

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: 3644

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: 1301

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: 251
Views: 36778

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: 4606

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: 2419

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: 1987

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: 20127

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: 397339

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: 9554

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: 9520

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: 16922

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: 105942

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: 10355

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: 3950

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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