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by res77W
Tue Mar 29, 2022 8:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Cathay Pacific News and Discussion Thread - 2022
Replies: 87
Views: 13336

Re: Cathay Pacific to launch the world's longest flight ever

https://www.executivetraveller.com/news ... est-flight

-Rowen
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DN4CAAD wrote:
Am I blind or has an A/C type not been mentioned yet?


The article the OP mentioned says it will be on the A350-1000.

https://www.executivetraveller.com/news ... est-flight

-Rowen

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by res77W
Tue Mar 22, 2022 1:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Air Canada to add 26 A321neo
Replies: 185
Views: 20497

Re: Air Canada orders 26 A321XLR's

Do we know anything about engine selection?

-Rowen

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by res77W
Wed Mar 16, 2022 7:44 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: How many airlines' 777s still have 9AB economy seating?
Replies: 19
Views: 3335

Re: How many airlines' 777s still have 9AB economy seating?

Egyptair, Ethiopian and TAAG had 9-abreast 777s last I checked. I wonder how ET will shake out running 9 across in the 787 and with the A350 in the fleet.

-Rowen

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by res77W
Thu Feb 24, 2022 4:04 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Has FedEx ever talked about doing a retro jet?
Replies: 13
Views: 3284

Re: Has FedEx ever talked about doing a retro jet?

Two reasons they might not: they are less visible for the flying passengers and people deciding to have FedEx as clients. I can't think of another cargo airline who did a retro scheme so far. So they might not feel it's worth it. Also the word 'federal' has a negative connotation in the USA, Federa...

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by res77W
Tue Feb 08, 2022 5:14 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Frontier and Spirit to Merge!
Replies: 478
Views: 65592

Re: Frontier and Spirit to Merge!

Why the speculation about re-engining NEOs? We’ve seen carriers operate two engine types side-by-side, why can’t F9/NK?

-Rowen

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by res77W
Wed Jan 26, 2022 2:05 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Fleet Thread - 2022
Replies: 895
Views: 174806

Re: Delta Fleet Thread - 2022

Does anyone know if DL has or is considering updating their titles? They seem small & dated with the current trend of bold billboard titles. IMO, it would update their look easily similar to what AF has done. Looks sharp. Or at least update the smaller titles on the Airbus ceos and A330 ceos. T...

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by res77W
Wed Jan 19, 2022 7:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A330-300 first revenue flight, 28 years ago today.
Replies: 63
Views: 9874

Re: A330-300 first revenue flight, 28 years ago today.

In my opinion, the A333 is the most elegant looking airliner Airbus has ever produced. It's been awesome to watch this big twin evolve over the years.

-Rowen

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by res77W
Mon Jan 10, 2022 7:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Used Delta Aircraft Purchase A359/737-900ER
Replies: 989
Views: 289147

Re: Updated: Used Delta Aircraft Purchase A359/737-900ER

I'm thinking the N-numbers with the random last letters may not be the final registration numbers for the used 737-9ERs. Delta recently reserved the entire range of N9xxDZ numbers from 931-963 (with some DQ, DU, and DX substitutions where DZ was unavailable). This seems to indicate not only will th...

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by res77W
Wed Jan 05, 2022 9:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Jetblue Fleet Thread - 2022
Replies: 183
Views: 33079

Re: Jetblue Fleet Thread - 2022

Brianpr3 wrote:
I heard they are painting the classic 321s into new tail designs? Anything further on that?


IIRC, the core A321s are getting the balloon tails like the core NEOs. Tails 905 and 907 were mentioned in the 2021 thread.

-Rowen

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by res77W
Wed Jan 05, 2022 8:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Kansas City Aviation Thread - 2022
Replies: 101
Views: 15404

Re: Kansas City Aviation Thread - 2022

MCI-LAX appears to be switching to the 321 from tomorrow onward after a quick search on FR24. DL2942.

-Rowen

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by res77W
Thu Dec 30, 2021 9:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Fleet Thread - 2021
Replies: 1660
Views: 373508

Re: Delta Fleet Thread - 2021

For those tracking, 6811 is in paint at CWF, and will lose it's SkyTeam livery. That leaves (I think) 3 aircraft left with it. 2 738s and one 764. I expect 1820 to lose it as well coming up this year, so catch it while you can. How sad, what a stunning livery on a stunning aircraft. Any reason why ...

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by res77W
Mon Dec 20, 2021 10:47 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: What are your favorite retired/retro liveries?
Replies: 28
Views: 2705

Re: What are your favorite retired/retro liveries?

1. British Airways Landor 2. Northwest Airlines "nwa" look 3. United Saul Bass with the larger titles 4. United Blue Rising 5. Canadian Airlines' old livery 6. Northwest "bowling shoe" 7. Canadian goose livery (the last one before the AC merger) 8. Aer Lingus' old livery (think t...

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by res77W
Mon Dec 20, 2021 7:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: China Airlines A330 replacement plans?
Replies: 29
Views: 7246

Re: China Airlines A330 replacement plans?

How are the cabins in the CI A333s? Due for a refresh?

-Rowen

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by res77W
Fri Dec 10, 2021 6:52 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: What are your least favorite current, standard airline liveries?
Replies: 34
Views: 3458

Re: What are your least favorite current, standard airline liveries?

Many European carriers have made missteps with their liveries in my opinion. Iberia, Finnair, Lufthansa and Aer Lingus are all boring. Maybe because their predecessors were more eye-catching. Ironically, I think Swiss and Austrian's most recent change look nice. Honorable mention goes to KLM, the dr...

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by res77W
Thu Dec 09, 2021 7:10 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: What are you favorite current, standard airline liveries?
Replies: 27
Views: 2792

Re: What are you favorite current, standard airline liveries?

I'm a fan of Nordwind Airlines' most recent update.



Brussels' new look is hideous. Lufthansa is boring, but at least it's clean.

-Rowen

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by res77W
Wed Dec 08, 2021 10:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Used Delta Aircraft Purchase A359/737-900ER
Replies: 989
Views: 289147

Re: Updated: Used Delta Aircraft Purchase A359/737-900ER

Why all of these crazy registration suffixes for the used 739s? I searched the FAA registry and a good portion of DZ and DU registrations were not assigned. Is this to distinguish the used jets from the factory-built -932s?

-Rowen

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by res77W
Sun Nov 28, 2021 4:31 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: wich airlines released their concept when they revealed a new livery?
Replies: 3
Views: 872

Re: wich airlines released their concept when they revealed a new livery?

SAS released additional livery concepts? Does anyone have a link?

-Rowen

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by res77W
Fri Nov 19, 2021 5:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 777 Retirement/Scrapping Thread - 2021
Replies: 94
Views: 32598

Re: 777 Retirement/Scrapping Thread - 2021

Retiring/ having retired B77W in 2020/2021 are Etihad (19), Garuda Indonesia (10), Air New Zealand (7), Cathay Pacific (about 10), Virgin Australia (5*), Alitalia (1*), All Nippon Airways (25) ANA is not retiring all 25 in fact it is/was still taking delivery of new birds in 2020. They're only reti...

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by res77W
Fri Nov 12, 2021 2:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air France planes' names
Replies: 185
Views: 42941

Re: Air France planes' names

It seems AF has decided to move the titles forward on the 777s. The placement looks nicer on F-GSQN vs. the other 77Ws.

-Rowen

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by res77W
Thu Nov 11, 2021 1:36 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Kansas City Aviation Thread - 2021
Replies: 222
Views: 31075

Re: Kansas City Aviation Thread - 2021

kavok wrote:
KC city council was in favor of the Sky Club lease at today’s council meeting. So I guess it is going forward in the new airport.


As a new platinum DL card holder, nothing would make me happier than to see a Sky Club here at home.

-Rowen

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by res77W
Wed Oct 27, 2021 6:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Etihad Airways News and Discussion Thread - 2021
Replies: 162
Views: 36926

Re: Etihad Airways News and Discussion Thread - 2021

The A35K cabins are going to be unveiled at the Dubai Air Show, right? Any word on configuration or seating choices? Anything innovative/something to look forward to?

-Rowen

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by res77W
Wed Oct 20, 2021 3:03 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Lufthansa LH418 A340-300 ?
Replies: 15
Views: 2412

Re: Lufthansa A340-300 ?

Especially since their A320/A321neo's could almost certainly make EDDF-KIAD, and of course their 747-8's, 787-8's, and Airbus A350-900's would have NO Problem at all making this flight and All of which would seem more "Efficient" Compared to going from an A330-300 to an A340-300. I don't ...

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by res77W
Wed Oct 20, 2021 3:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LEVEL expansion S22 from BCN to USA.
Replies: 34
Views: 6527

Re: LEVEL expansion S22 from BCN to USA.

Blerg wrote:
How long is the BCN to LAX flight? Isn't it a bit too far for the A330?


Not the 332. Or the 242T 333, but I don't think they have those.

-Rowen

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by res77W
Wed Oct 20, 2021 2:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Canada News And Discussion Thread - 2021
Replies: 980
Views: 197141

Re: Air Canada News And Discussion Thread - 2021

C-FITL, a high J 777, was retired earlier this week. https://twitter.com/Mark__Brandon/status/1450651559646334979?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw%7Ctwcamp%5Etweetembed%7Ctwterm%5E1450651559646334979%7Ctwgr%5E%7Ctwcon%5Es1_&ref_url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.flyertalk.com%2Fforum%2Fair-canada-aeroplan%2F1956550-air-...

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by res77W
Tue Oct 19, 2021 6:05 pm
Forum: Aviation Hobby
Topic: Aviation Vloggers?
Replies: 7
Views: 2818

Re: Aviation Vloggers?

iTripReport is another channel that I enjoy. I believe he's on this site.

-Rowen

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by res77W
Tue Oct 12, 2021 2:37 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Your favorite plane that you haven't flown on
Replies: 31
Views: 2623

Re: Your favorite plane that you haven't flown on

Concorde or the A346. Maybe I could catch one if LH brings a few back.

-Rowen

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by res77W
Thu Oct 07, 2021 2:39 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: What defunct Airline would you have liked to have flown on, but never got to ?
Replies: 48
Views: 5009

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

Varig, Swissair and Midwest.

My friend actually gifted me a Varig blanket for my birthday one year. Midwest's original 717 configuration with the 88 seats was beautiful in pictures, I remember the KC Star did an article on the new jets serving San Antonio and Los Angeles.

-Rowen

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by res77W
Tue Oct 05, 2021 9:05 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Boeing B727 - Whose have you flown?
Replies: 50
Views: 3849

Re: Boeing B727 - Whose have you flown?

Before I started tracking tail numbers, I flew with TWA on the 727-200 from STL-MCI.

-Rowen

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by res77W
Tue Oct 05, 2021 9:03 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Boeing 737 - Who’s have you flown?
Replies: 76
Views: 5540

Re: Boeing 737 - Who’s have you flown?

Multiple flights with CO and the 735 from MCI-IAH and back before I started tracking tail numbers. UA 737-322 N347UA ORD-DCA 04/2007 DL 737-932(ER) N855DN MCI-ATL 06/2019 UA 737-924(ER) N69819 MCI-ORD 07/2021 UA 737-824 N38268 ORD-MCI 08/2021 UA 737-924(ER) N28457 MCI-ORD 09/2021 UA 737-924(ER) N534...

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by res77W
Tue Oct 05, 2021 8:55 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Boeing 767 - Who’s have you flown?
Replies: 115
Views: 15165

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

UA N658UA IAD-ORD 04/2007

That's it. Might try to catch a DL 764 this winter.

-Rowen

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by res77W
Tue Oct 05, 2021 8:54 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Airbus A320 - Who's have you flown
Replies: 82
Views: 8210

Re: Airbus A320 - Who's have you flown

NW A320 (reg unknown) MCI-MSP 09/2000 NW A319 (reg unknown) SJC-MSP 09/2000 UA A319 N824UA MCI-ORD 04/2007 NW A320 N376NW MSP-LAS 12/2007 NW A319 N336NB MSP-MCI 12/2007 DL A321 N318DX ATL-DCA 06/2019 DL A321 N338DN ATL-MIA 11/2019 DL A321 N392DN MIA-ATL 11/2019 DL A319 N346NB MCI-ATL 11/2020 DL A321...

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by res77W
Tue Oct 05, 2021 8:49 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Boeing 757: Who's have you flown?
Replies: 65
Views: 3676

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

NW - N525US LAS-MSP 12/2007
DL - N6701 ATL-MCI 8/2017
DL - N6705Y MCI-ATL 11/2019
DL - N686DA ATL-MCI 11/2019

-Rowen

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by res77W
Tue Oct 05, 2021 8:47 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: What is your favorite widebody aircraft?
Replies: 34
Views: 2632

Re: What is your favorite widebody aircraft?

767-300 was my first widebody flight, so it's sentimental. I've also flown the 78X in J, it was a nice ride and a very smooth touchdown. But, if we're going on aesthetics, my favorite is the A346 (yes, despite my username).

-Rowen

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by res77W
Tue Sep 21, 2021 2:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Fleet Thread - 2021
Replies: 1660
Views: 373508

Re: Delta Fleet Thread - 2021

Any chance of the widget making it onto the sharklets of the NEO? IIRC some of the initial renderings included that detail. I know it's currently standard on only A350s.

-Rowen

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by res77W
Wed Sep 01, 2021 2:24 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Airports you have visited but not flown to/through
Replies: 63
Views: 7362

Re: Airports you have visited but not flown to/through

My list is short.

FLL, PBI and ECP in Florida. I went on a work trip to Miami and had to drive to KPBI to work an event for TSA. I drove by FLL on the way up.

RNO and SFO while vacationing in California. I flew into and out of SJC but my uncle and I road tripped all around.

-Rowen

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by res77W
Fri Aug 27, 2021 4:09 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Fleet Thread - 2021
Replies: 1660
Views: 373508

Re: Delta Fleet Thread - 2021

Any development around the 738s getting SSWs? I saw a post mentioning it in the Used 739/A350 thread.

-Rowen

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by res77W
Mon Aug 16, 2021 3:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet, Network, and Discussion Thread - Q3 2021
Replies: 1313
Views: 304494

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

ScorpioMC3 wrote:
Cmac787 wrote:
N48127 757-200 is now scheduled to enter AMA paint/Evo blue livery 16Aug. Hopefully it sticks this time


She just landed in AMA!


Saw this one at ORD at the top of August. My friend (non av-geek) remarked how raggedy it looked. Glad to hear a much needed paint job is coming.

-Rowen

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by res77W
Sun Aug 01, 2021 5:34 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet, Network, and Discussion Thread - Q3 2021
Replies: 1313
Views: 304494

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

[*] Interesting sight at ORD today, a 777-300ER gate C29. I saw a 787 there yesterday, however I have never seen a widebody there before that. Is this common or is this a result of the pandemic and some of the widebodies added to domestic routes? I flew in on a 739 from MCI yesterday morning and we ...

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by res77W
Wed Jul 14, 2021 3:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Jetblue Repaint Thread
Replies: 45
Views: 7230

Re: Jetblue Repaint Thread

It would be interesting to know if any of the original A320 tails have survived, or if they've all been repainted. I know 640JB had the stripes, that was a favorite of mine. -Rowen 618 with bubbles and 645 with harlequin are the only remaining airplanes with classic tails. 640 was one of my favorit...

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by res77W
Wed Jul 14, 2021 2:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Jetblue Repaint Thread
Replies: 45
Views: 7230

Re: Jetblue Repaint Thread

It would be interesting to know if any of the original A320 tails have survived, or if they've all been repainted. I know 640JB had the stripes, that was a favorite of mine.

-Rowen

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by res77W
Tue Jul 13, 2021 4:28 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Allegiant News and Discussion Thread - 2021
Replies: 573
Views: 86128

Re: Allegiant News and Discussion Thread - 2021

I noticed N293NV has a WiFi dome, I’m assuming Allegiant isn’t planning on offering any sort of inflight connectivity anytime soon?

-Rowen

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by res77W
Thu Jul 08, 2021 3:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Used Delta Aircraft Purchase A359/737-900ER
Replies: 989
Views: 289147

Re: Rumor: Used Delta Aircraft Order

DL hasn't reserved any N-numbers for the rumored 739s yet have they? Is it too early to assume they'll continue the 3900 sequence after ship 3930?

-Rowen

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by res77W
Fri Jun 25, 2021 3:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Used Delta Aircraft Purchase A359/737-900ER
Replies: 989
Views: 289147

Re: Rumor: Used Delta Aircraft Order

Could Delta also make a play on the parked LATAM A321-211s? They’re sharklet-equipped and CFM powered like the rest of the fleet. Different leasing company and terms I’m assuming?

-Rowen

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by res77W
Fri May 07, 2021 8:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Fleet Thread - 2021
Replies: 1660
Views: 373508

Re: Delta Fleet Thread - 2021

Any pics of 1001? Assuming it now has a wifi dome that looks similar to the ones on AA A321s?

-Rowen

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by res77W
Fri May 07, 2021 8:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Production/Delivery Thread - 2021
Replies: 1043
Views: 297931

Re: Boeing 737MAX Production/Delivery Thread - 2021

A fellow local spotter caught the 1st MAX for Caribbean 9Y-CAL painted at RNT https://twitter.com/KPAE_Spotter/status/1390458716466475008?s=20 https://pbs.twimg.com/media/E0vm0NNVEAI7HyJ?format=jpg&name=large Terrible livery, way to ruin a brand new plane. Really ... Purple?? I actually like th...

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by res77W
Mon May 03, 2021 8:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Fleet Thread - 2021
Replies: 1660
Views: 373508

Re: Delta 757s without winglets?

I did a quick search on Planespotters.net: https://www.planespotters.net/airline/Delta-Air-Lines. Outside of the charter jets, it looks like there's a handful of 757-200s without winglets. Ships 668, 671, 673, 674, 675, 676, 678, 679, 680, 681, 682, 683, 684, 697, 698, and 6716 are all sans winglets...

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by res77W
Mon Apr 26, 2021 10:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air France revised titles
Replies: 31
Views: 7657

Re: Air France revised titles

My only qualm against the newest revision is the placement of the AIRFRANCE titles on the 777s. They're not as far forward as the other types. I look forward to seeing an A321 with the larger titles.

-Rowen

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by res77W
Fri Apr 23, 2021 8:49 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Your dream airline fleet
Replies: 20
Views: 2724

Re: Your dream airline fleet

Okay, I'll play.

Regional: Embraer 170 and 175

Narrowbody: A320CEO, A320/21NEO, 737-800/900ER, 757-200, MD-80 (probably -83)

Widebody: A333, A346, A35K, 748i, 77L, 77W

Cargo: 748

Leisure/Low-cost off-shoot: A320 in all economy layout.

-Rowen

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by res77W
Wed Apr 21, 2021 8:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JetBlue announces 7 new airports
Replies: 102
Views: 18074

Re: JetBlue announces 7 new airports

Woohoo MCI is coming online! I'm moving there from NY this summer. Why did you decide to move there? I'm training to be a pilot (pending medical). The cost of living in my area of NY (Long Island) area is exorbitant and prohibitive of me having a job where I can work varying shifts and still put a ...

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