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...Jump to post
I am for anything MD-88 related! Great TR, I sure miss them.Jump to post
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...Jump to post
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!Jump to post
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 ...Jump to post
Very few things are constant in this world, but SFO fog always is! Cool TR as always!Jump to post
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...Jump to post
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...Jump to post
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.
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...Jump to post
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...Jump to post
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...Jump to post
A tough read, but thanks for your work. Wow that's a lot of cuts.Jump to post
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 lolJump to post
Neat TR! Good quality. This became very topical with Delta's newest announcement.Jump to post
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.
Man, I want pizza now. Great TR, like the variety of airlines (like there are so many in the US anymore).Jump to post
Amazing flying by these pilots, those engines sounded quite moribund based on watching the video.Jump to post
jayunited wrote:AV8AJET wrote:They should have installed a forward lav!
Wouldn't that require a redesign by the manufacture?
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.Jump to post
I really want to fly Turkish now, thank you for the TR!Jump to post
Wonderful report! Neat that there are those slim European cars being pulled by those square, burly F40PHs!Jump to post
Most importantly, condolences to those who died.
It's a rough few weeks for aviation. I shall eagerly as the cause is investigated.
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...Jump to post
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...Jump to post
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!Jump to post
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
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!Jump to post
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.
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 ...Jump to post
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...Jump to post
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...Jump to post
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!
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...Jump to post
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...Jump to post
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...Jump to post