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by KLASM83
Sat Aug 08, 2020 9:43 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Old Souls-Delta MD-88 Last Flight RIC-ATL
Replies: 14
Views: 4606

Re: Old Souls-Delta MD-88 Last Flight RIC-ATL

quote="rampbro"]A poignant, well written report. Thank you KLASM83. Very brave of you to assume that lav was dumped though.....[/quote] Many thanks for reading this report, even a few months after! Usually, TRs die after a few months here, so I appreciate you taking the time to read and co...

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by KLASM83
Tue Jul 21, 2020 12:32 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Flying the Delta MD-88 on their 2nd to last day
Replies: 11
Views: 2157

Re: Flying the Delta MD-88 on their 2nd to last day

I am for anything MD-88 related! Great TR, I sure miss them.

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by KLASM83
Tue Jul 14, 2020 12:31 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Mesa Air Group to operate 737s for DHL
Replies: 37
Views: 6486

Re: Mesa Air Group to operate 737s for DHL

Mesa's gonna need even more INOP stickers, now.

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by KLASM83
Thu Jun 18, 2020 11:42 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Old Souls-Delta MD-88 Last Flight RIC-ATL
Replies: 14
Views: 4606

Re: Old Souls-Delta MD-88 Last Flight RIC-ATL

Thanks for the trip report, I really enjoyed it. So many memories of these birds. Very nostalgic for me. Many thanks! I'm, what, 31, and I'm getting nostalgic, too lol But, I am a sentimental fool. Supremely well written trip report, wow, wow! I appreciate a report with thoughts going through artic...

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by KLASM83
Thu Jun 18, 2020 11:40 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Spring Break 2019 (3): Half a Day on Air China's Flagship 747-8i (San Francisco - Beijing, Mar '19, Y)
Replies: 4
Views: 3469

Re: Spring Break 2019 (3): Half a Day on Air China's Flagship 747-8i (San Francisco - Beijing, Mar '19, Y)

You don't see many 748 reports, and I appreciate that! Many thanks! I like how they adopted parts from the 787 cabin for this plane. Lovely pictures as always!

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by KLASM83
Thu Jun 18, 2020 11:37 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Atlanta (ATL) on Delta MD-88's
Replies: 4
Views: 1629

Re: Atlanta (ATL) on Delta MD-88's

Love the TR! Anything MD-80 I support. Looks like a fun time.

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by KLASM83
Sun Jun 14, 2020 10:52 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Old Souls-Delta MD-88 Last Flight RIC-ATL
Replies: 14
Views: 4606

Re: Old Souls-Delta MD-88 Last Flight RIC-ATL

AMS18C36C wrote:
Thanks for a great TR!



Many thanks for reading and wading through my thoughts!

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by KLASM83
Fri Jun 12, 2020 9:09 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: DL retired MD-80/90s quickly
Replies: 1133
Views: 250157

Re: Updated: DL retired MD-80/90s quickly

If you are are really bored and want my take on the final MDay of ops, just:

Check out my trip report.

I can gaurentee no bins or sidewalls were harmed in the making of my content loljk

Thanks in advance!

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by KLASM83
Thu Jun 11, 2020 8:43 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Old Souls-Delta MD-88 Last Flight RIC-ATL
Replies: 14
Views: 4606

Re: Old Souls-Delta MD-88 Last Flight RIC-ATL

Awesome trip report and pictures! I definitely wouldn't have expected them to let a crowd of people head down onto the ramp - what an awesome experience that must've been! Thank you! I was quite surprised to hear that, too, but I'm not one to pass up a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity like that! The ...

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by KLASM83
Tue Jun 09, 2020 10:27 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Old Souls-Delta MD-88 Last Flight RIC-ATL
Replies: 14
Views: 4606

Re: Old Souls-Delta MD-88 Last Flight RIC-ATL

I really enjoyed reading through this report. Good Job!! End to an era that I can't believe is happening. Many thanks! Had to catch the last day! Love the emotional connection and level of detail in your report. WIth MDs being rare in Australia, I've never had the chance to fly on them, but can und...

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by KLASM83
Mon Jun 08, 2020 11:53 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Old Souls-Delta MD-88 Last Flight RIC-ATL
Replies: 14
Views: 4606

Old Souls-Delta MD-88 Last Flight RIC-ATL

Background- Our love is an old love In these tough times, we often cling to things that remind us of ourselves. Cars we’ve driven. Baubles that decorate our houses. Books on our shelves. For me, it’s the MD-80 series, a plane that, for many of you reading this, has interwoven itself deep into my li...

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by KLASM83
Tue Jun 02, 2020 3:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: DL retired MD-80/90s quickly
Replies: 1133
Views: 250157

Re: Updated: DL retired MD-80/90s quickly

Was on the final group of flights, DAL742 RIC-ATL. Got to step inside the last MD90, and Delta graciously let us on the ramp for a pictures all around N900DE. I'll be making a trip report soon.

It was a bettersweet day, but a nice distraction from the ugliness of the world.

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by KLASM83
Sun May 10, 2020 10:56 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: DL retired MD-80/90s quickly
Replies: 1133
Views: 250157

Re: DL retiring MD-80/90s quickly

I'm booked on DL80. Hope to see some fellow 88 fans onboard. If the flight sold out in less than a day, almost a month ahead of time, in the middle of a global pandemic, I'm guessing most if not all pax are MD-88 fans. :smile: I'm booked in 23A on DL80 but I wouldn't be opposed to trading someone f...

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by KLASM83
Sun May 03, 2020 4:15 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Scintillating Summer 2018 (19 - last one): Back to base on the CRJ-700ER! (ORD-FAR OO3146 Aug '18, pics & VTR)
Replies: 6
Views: 2703

Re: Scintillating Summer 2018 (19 - last one): Back to base on the CRJ-700ER! (ORD-FAR OO3146 Aug '18, pics & VTR)

Haha, that's pretty funny! I bet she's grounded now because of COVID... Ship 744S seems to be still plying the skies , getting ready to make a TYS-ORD run at the time of writing. Random observation seems that the RJs are still going. That is interesting. I heard that DL are also mostly flying their...

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by KLASM83
Thu Apr 30, 2020 11:16 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Scintillating Summer 2018 (19 - last one): Back to base on the CRJ-700ER! (ORD-FAR OO3146 Aug '18, pics & VTR)
Replies: 6
Views: 2703

Re: Scintillating Summer 2018 (19 - last one): Back to base on the CRJ-700ER! (ORD-FAR OO3146 Aug '18, pics & VTR)

I largely regard ship 744 as my stalker jet, as somehow it always found a way into my life, from when I ramped and nonreved, to MSFS, and even now lol Haha, that's pretty funny! I bet she's grounded now because of COVID... Ship 744S seems to be still plying the skies , getting ready to make a TYS-O...

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by KLASM83
Tue Apr 28, 2020 11:04 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Flying during Coronavirus on American & Delta
Replies: 13
Views: 5320

Re: Flying during Coronavirus on American & Delta

Fascinating trip report of these grim times. Many thanks!

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by KLASM83
Fri Apr 10, 2020 3:06 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Scintillating Summer 2018 (19 - last one): Back to base on the CRJ-700ER! (ORD-FAR OO3146 Aug '18, pics & VTR)
Replies: 6
Views: 2703

Re: Scintillating Summer 2018 (19 - last one): Back to base on the CRJ-700ER! (ORD-FAR OO3146 Aug '18, pics & VTR)

I largely regard ship 744 as my stalker jet, as somehow it always found a way into my life, from when I ramped and nonreved, to MSFS, and even now lol

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by KLASM83
Mon Feb 17, 2020 9:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet, Network, & Livery Thread - 2020
Replies: 2608
Views: 471507

Re: United Fleet, Network, & Livery Thread - 2020

Runway28L wrote:
It’s for a MX entry. AAR has a facility at YRQ that Republic uses for its Embraer fleet.



That clears it up for me, thanks!!

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by KLASM83
Sun Feb 16, 2020 4:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet, Network, & Livery Thread - 2020
Replies: 2608
Views: 471507

Re: United Fleet, Network, & Livery Thread - 2020

Question: what is YX have with the airport in Canada CYRQ? Seems a lot of their birds go up there-is it maintenance? N739YX just landed there from IND and that seems a bit unusual for them if it wasn't getting fixed.

Thanks!

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by KLASM83
Wed Nov 06, 2019 2:24 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: The Poor Man's Private Jet: American Eagle CRJ-700 DFW-ASE - Video Trip Report
Replies: 5
Views: 5165

Re: The Poor Man's Private Jet: American Eagle CRJ-700 DFW-ASE - Video Trip Report

So weird to see the new gates at ASE. When I used to work there (and when 760S was UAX), it was a power-in, power out station-no pushback!

Great to see the TR and I do miss that airport.

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by KLASM83
Mon Nov 04, 2019 2:34 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Smurf Turf Football ATL-SLC-BOI-ORD-ATL (Pics, Vids, Long)
Replies: 4
Views: 7842

Re: Smurf Turf Football ATL-SLC-BOI-ORD-ATL (Pics, Vids, Long)

Man, I want pizza now. Great TR, like the variety of airlines (like there are so many in the US anymore).

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by KLASM83
Fri Oct 11, 2019 3:19 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Airport Opens In Williston, North Dakota
Replies: 53
Views: 9663

Re: New Airport Opens In Williston, North Dakota

Great news for the Williston Basin. If/when the next oil boom goes up, they'll need something for NW ND and NE MT.

I'm sure the fine people of Williston will like not having jet noise over the town, either.

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by KLASM83
Thu Aug 15, 2019 7:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ural Airlines A321 VQ-BOZ 15 august 2019 Moscow emergency landing
Replies: 191
Views: 35356

Re: Ural Airlines A321 VQ-BOZ 15 august 2019 Moscow emergency landing

Amazing flying by these pilots, those engines sounded quite moribund based on watching the video.

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by KLASM83
Thu Aug 15, 2019 7:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta ramp agent killed at JFK
Replies: 30
Views: 12223

Re: Delta ramp agent killed at JFK

The ramp is a dangerous place, and I feel for this ramper's family and friends.

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by KLASM83
Tue Aug 13, 2019 4:17 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet/Network Thread - 2019
Replies: 3546
Views: 702257

Re: First CRJ-550 at ORD

jayunited wrote:
AV8AJET wrote:
They should have installed a forward lav!


Wouldn't that require a redesign by the manufacture?



It shouldn't. I remember the original Delta Connection OO CR7's had forward lavs, so I figure you can plop one down there, and put in the plumbing as needed, but I can be wrong.

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by KLASM83
Sun Jun 30, 2019 2:29 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United A319 emergency landing at EWR (June 30)
Replies: 34
Views: 10708

Re: Newark ground stop, what is going on?

Right down to the axle. Looks like a new MLG strut, too, that will need to be replaced. Glad everyone is ok!

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by KLASM83
Sat Jun 01, 2019 9:56 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: TWA Paris to New York by 767-200 in 2001 - when the TWA terminal was a terminal
Replies: 20
Views: 9832

Re: TWA Paris to New York by 767-200 in 2001 - when the TWA terminal was a terminal

Very nice! I flew a lot with TWA domestically, so it's nice to see what the international service was like. Thank you for this trip report.

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by KLASM83
Fri Apr 05, 2019 2:17 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: An ‘Ocean’ Mileage Run – Rail Trip Report (some Air too!)
Replies: 3
Views: 3716

Re: An ‘Ocean’ Mileage Run – Rail Trip Report (some Air too!)

Wonderful report! Neat that there are those slim European cars being pulled by those square, burly F40PHs!

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by KLASM83
Sun Mar 10, 2019 9:45 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ethiopian Airlines 737MAX crashes enroute to Nairobi Q1 2019
Replies: 5479
Views: 743416

Re: Ethiopian Airlines 737MAX crashes enroute to Nairobi

So sad!

Most importantly, condolences to those who died.

It's a rough few weeks for aviation. I shall eagerly as the cause is investigated.

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by KLASM83
Mon Mar 04, 2019 8:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Express/Commutair incident 3/4 at Presque Isle, ME
Replies: 106
Views: 25087

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

Runway conditions 3/3/3 Great point! Marginal, at best. The full NOTAM also indicates 1/4 inch dry snow, so that is something to think on as well. Me thinks N14171 is probably done. Unless it isn't. We shall see what the insurance says. For the pedantic folk like me: 03/028 - RWY 01 FICON 3/3/3 100...

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by KLASM83
Fri Mar 01, 2019 3:43 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Word Game Q1 2019
Replies: 503
Views: 53796

Re: Word Game Q1 2019

WarRI1 wrote:
stl07 wrote:
Cows



India.

Curry

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by KLASM83
Sat Feb 23, 2019 9:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Atlas Air 3591 Down in Trinity Bay, Texas
Replies: 1919
Views: 446968

Re: Giant 3591 Down in Trinity Bay, Texas

KICT wrote:
Did they fly right into the cell?

Image


Maybe. Reports say it went down at 1245pm, so the image from 1220 makes sense.

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by KLASM83
Sat Feb 23, 2019 8:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Atlas Air 3591 Down in Trinity Bay, Texas
Replies: 1919
Views: 446968

Re: Giant 3591 Down in Trinity Bay, Texas

Man, it's been a long time since we we've had a commercial, domestic air crash with fatalities, and it's sad we ended that streak today. Many condolences to the families and friends. At least its not a passenger flight Does it matter what type of flight it was? Lives were lost. A death is a death i...

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by KLASM83
Sat Feb 23, 2019 8:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Atlas Air 3591 Down in Trinity Bay, Texas
Replies: 1919
Views: 446968

Re: Giant 3591 Down in Trinity Bay, Texas

Man, it's been a long time since we we've had a commercial, domestic air crash with fatalities, and it's sad we ended that streak today.

Many condolences to the families and friends.

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by KLASM83
Sat Feb 23, 2019 3:23 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Airlines MD-80 Retirement Discussion Thread
Replies: 652
Views: 132553

Re: American Airlines Sets Retirement Date for MD-80s

I, too, have booked the R/T of AA2330. It arrives a few minutes before the MSY flight, but I get more time on the Mad Dog. That's always a plus!

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by KLASM83
Sat Feb 23, 2019 2:36 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Odd flight COS-ABQ
Replies: 1
Views: 820

Re: Odd flight COS-ABQ

https://flightaware.com/live/flight/SKW ... /KDEN/KCOS

Looks like they couldn't get into ABQ and made a beeline for COS.

ABQ is quite poopy right now. To writ:

KABQ 230152Z 03008KT 1/2SM SN FZFG VV005 M01/M01 A2979 RMK AO2 SLP094 MTNS OBSC NE-SE SNINCR 2/2 P0013 T10061006
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https://flightaware.com/live/flight/SKW ... /KDEN/KCOS

Looks like they couldn't get into ABQ and made a beeline for COS.

ABQ is quite poopy right now. To writ:

KABQ 230152Z 03008KT 1/2SM SN FZFG VV005 M01/M01 A2979 RMK AO2 SLP094 MTNS OBSC NE-SE SNINCR 2/2 P0013 T10061006

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by KLASM83
Sat Feb 23, 2019 2:25 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Airlines MD-80 Retirement Discussion Thread
Replies: 652
Views: 132553

Re: American Airlines Sets Retirement Date for MD-80s

I am thinking of MKE as well. I want as much JT8D noise as possible. Need to get one last ride on an old friend from childhood!

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by KLASM83
Fri Feb 22, 2019 1:00 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: A, B, C & E of airplanes: A Spring Break in NYC (4): The Comfortable CRJ?! (UA4851 ORD-FAR Mar '18 Y)
Replies: 4
Views: 4706

Re: A, B, C & E of airplanes: A Spring Break in NYC (4): The Comfortable CRJ?! (UA4851 ORD-FAR Mar '18 Y)

You know I love those XXX-FAR/GFK reports haha

I'm always fascinated by those, having done it so much! Nice pics and report as always!

Also, try maneuvering around farm equipment when you're Northbound on ND18. Strange for a city mouse like me.

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by KLASM83
Sun Feb 17, 2019 2:57 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Are US Trans-cons Diverting for Fuel?
Replies: 84
Views: 14809

Re: Are US Trans-cons Diverting for Fuel?

Add another to the pile: American 671, which diverted from LAS to LSV (Nellis AFB): https://flightaware.com/live/flight/N540UW/history/20190216/2329Z/KLSV/KLAS Guess going around and needing to fight those nasty upper level winds did them no favors! Would have loved to be on that flight! I have VGT ...

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by KLASM83
Tue Feb 12, 2019 4:18 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Early WN 73Gs
Replies: 29
Views: 4940

Re: Early WN 73Gs

Looks like the three digit tail number days on new airplanes are a thing of the past now. From here on out it will be the following N8701-N88** (737-8MAX) N7201-N7230 (737-7MAX) All of the -800s have four digit tail numbers (8301-8329, 8501-8699) as do most of the second-hand -700s (7811-7859). Clo...

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by KLASM83
Wed Feb 06, 2019 4:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Bombardier launch new 50 seater CRJ550 based on CRJ700
Replies: 114
Views: 27732

Re: Bombardier launch new 50 seater

It's appropriate to use a (heavily modified) callback from The Rocky Horror Picture Show here: "Same plane, different config, cheap company". Even down an FA, I bet the CASM is gonna jump on that sucker. I just don't see this as being a permanent. It reminds me of the CRJ-440's that NWA Ai...

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by KLASM83
Wed Feb 06, 2019 12:04 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: WN 8725 KOAK - PHNL She's on her way!
Replies: 456
Views: 50014

Re: Updated: WN 8725 KOAK - PHNL She's on her way!

I, for one, am excited for our new Airline Overlords! loljk

Wish the best for Southwest on this one-they've been trying to get this done for years!

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by KLASM83
Sun Jan 27, 2019 5:59 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: United 787-10 “Inaugural” Flight LAX-EWR In Economy Plus
Replies: 13
Views: 11689

Re: United 787-10 “Inaugural” Flight LAX-EWR In Economy Plus

Very well written - thanks for sharing!! It will be a while before I will be able to get on a 787; however, reports such as yours remind me that they will be around for a long time, and in the meantime I can say it looks wonderful. Ironically enough, my first 787 will probably be United! Many thank...

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by KLASM83
Wed Jan 09, 2019 11:23 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: United 787-10 “Inaugural” Flight LAX-EWR In Economy Plus
Replies: 13
Views: 11689

Re: United 787-10 “Inaugural” Flight LAX-EWR In Economy Plus

Great report!! Beautiful aircraft, well done United. It's also really nice to see all of the effort UA put into this to make it special for its passengers. It's as much, if not more, than was done for the induction of the first 788. Thank you much, I was quite pleased to see all that rolled out for...

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by KLASM83
Wed Jan 09, 2019 1:46 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: United 787-10 “Inaugural” Flight LAX-EWR In Economy Plus
Replies: 13
Views: 11689

United 787-10 “Inaugural” Flight LAX-EWR In Economy Plus

Background It seems that of all the things on an avgeek’s list, the launching of a new aircraft type is one of the many items on a bucket list that need to be checked off. There are other list items: new routes, aircraft type retirements, and special flights. Having completely missed the boat on th...

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by KLASM83
Thu Jan 03, 2019 10:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest founder Herb Kelleher dies aged 87
Replies: 107
Views: 14338

Re: HERB R.I.P.

IF true, it's sad, but what is the source?

Still, he's a legendary guy!

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