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by Adipasquale
Wed May 01, 2019 4:42 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: MD88/MD90/B712 Love/Hate Relationship
Replies: 73
Views: 7024

Re: MD88/MD90/B712 Love/Hate Relationship

I haven't met a single avgeek who hates the DC-9 and its progeny. Does some of the general public dislike it because its louder than more contemporary designs? Maybe, but I haven't heard much about it.

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by Adipasquale
Thu Apr 25, 2019 4:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Pan Am 747 Cabin Era Article #4 | Refresh Era: Even During Financial Difficulties, You Can Still Look Good (1984-1987)
Replies: 22
Views: 3633

Re: Pan Am 747 Cabin Era Article #4 | Refresh Era: Even During Financial Difficulties, You Can Still Look Good (1984-198

Thanks for sharing! It's really interesting to see all the different interiors, and how they reflect the styles of their times.

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by Adipasquale
Wed Apr 03, 2019 2:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Icelandair to Use 757s on KEF-SFO
Replies: 28
Views: 7111

Re: Icelandair to Use 757s on KEF-SFO

The DC-8 is 5 abreast seating which is even more narrow than the 757 or narrowbody airbus and has up to a 6500 mile range with the -62 model. Not trying to get too nitpicky and off topic here, but the DC-8 has 6 abreast seating in (almost) all configurations. The DC-8 being designed for 6 abreast s...

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by Adipasquale
Wed Mar 21, 2018 11:54 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Word Game Q1 2018
Replies: 449
Views: 9976

Re: Word Game Q1 2018

Erebus wrote:
Cola

Rum

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by Adipasquale
Tue Mar 20, 2018 1:33 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Why are MD-88's so loud?
Replies: 20
Views: 4782

Re: Why are MD-88's so loud?

Be grateful for having a girlfriend who will go plane spotting with you. It's always wonderful to have someone who supports your passions even if they don't necessarily share them At risk of getting OT, its definitely not lost on me how lucky I am to have found someone who is so supportive of my in...

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by Adipasquale
Fri Mar 16, 2018 3:40 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Word Game Q1 2018
Replies: 449
Views: 9976

Re: Word Game Q1 2018

Megan Fox

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by Adipasquale
Fri Mar 16, 2018 1:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Update on FX's MD 10/DC 10 fleet plan
Replies: 24
Views: 5188

Re: FedEx DC-10 Retirements

N365FE still flying. In the air right now actually. I have a FR24 alert on this bird, it's just so damn awesome she's still flying after all these years! To think where commercial aviation was when she entered service with UA to where it is now, while she's dutifully hauling packages for FX is just...

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by Adipasquale
Thu Mar 15, 2018 9:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Update on FX's MD 10/DC 10 fleet plan
Replies: 24
Views: 5188

Update on FX's MD 10/DC 10 fleet plan

Sorry if I'm bumping up an old thread, but I thought it would be better than starting a new one. I was wondering if anyone has any more info on FX's MD-10 fleet plan. Per planespotters.net, the last retirement took place about a year and a half ago. Are they still planning to retire them as they com...

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by Adipasquale
Thu Mar 15, 2018 8:29 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Why are MD-88's so loud?
Replies: 20
Views: 4782

Re: Why are MD-88's so loud?

Don't forget how smoky the JT8Ds are too! As others have stated, it all comes down to bypass ratio. With that said, I absolutely love how loud the MD80s are. A few months ago I was spotting with my girlfriend, and there was a 744 departing, preceded by an MD88. I told her how loud the MD88 would be,...

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by Adipasquale
Thu Mar 15, 2018 3:31 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: When traveling with your significant other, would you let them have the Window Seat?
Replies: 23
Views: 1254

Re: When traveling with your significant other, would you let them have the Window Seat?

It works well that my girlfriend usually prefers the aisle, so fighting over the window seat is never really a concern. Additionally, she knows how much I love aviation and the window seats, and has even taken middle seats to be next to me. We've been pretty lucky though, on our longest flight toget...

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by Adipasquale
Sun Mar 11, 2018 11:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Upstate New York Thread - 2018
Replies: 763
Views: 62241

Re: Upstate New York Thread - 2018

So far, much of the response activity has been centered around the larger upstate airports. I've always been interested in what sort of terminal facilities are in the smaller airports such as Plattsburg, Ogdensburg, Elmira etc. If anyone has any photos of these airports it would be good to see. Tha...

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by Adipasquale
Fri Mar 09, 2018 2:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Upstate New York Thread - 2018
Replies: 763
Views: 62241

Re: Upstate New York Thread - 2018

I find it a little surprising AA doesn't fly to JFK (or LGA) from BUF, ROC or SYR. I know there's a fair amount of capacity already on these routes from DL and B6 (and to EWR with UA), but there are a fair amount of markets served from JFK not served by CLT or PHL, and requiring a backtrack to conne...

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by Adipasquale
Wed Mar 07, 2018 1:02 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: What Does It Take To Make Flying Special Again?
Replies: 25
Views: 2462

Re: What Does It Take To Make Flying Special Again?

I don't want to make flying special again, and I say it as an enthusiast. I enjoy the feeling of flight. That is enough for me. I don't need lunch and a glass of wine on a 2.5 hour flight from MSP-BDL. I want to be able to get a ticket at a decent fare while getting there safely. The rest is just a...

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by Adipasquale
Tue Mar 06, 2018 7:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Aircraft Refurbishment - 2018
Replies: 852
Views: 129788

Re: Delta Aircraft Refurbishment - 2018

UA has retrofitted all their B738s/B739ERs also, so there is obviously an economic reason for doing so! They've also installed scimitars on most if not all their 73Gs, and even some 757s too! It seems that UA has been the most aggressive installing scimitars, AA the least, with DL somewhere in betw...

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by Adipasquale
Sat Mar 03, 2018 4:29 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Aircraft you are/ were always excited to fly on
Replies: 73
Views: 4561

Re: Aircraft you are/ were always excited to fly on

All of this is based off the types currently bookable on major airlines, so unfortunately no 707.
First is any type or sub-type I haven't flown before, the most notable being the 787, A350, MD-90.
After that, I will always try to get any DC-9 variant, 747, or 767.

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by Adipasquale
Sat Feb 24, 2018 9:02 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: DL and UA cut ties with NRA
Replies: 65
Views: 8627

Re: DL and UA cut ties with NRA

This virtue signalling from Delta and United is not a smart move. If they had done nothing, only a small minority would even care or know about these discounts. But now they've angered not only the 5 million NRA members, not only the nearly 40% of households that own guns - they're pushing away the...

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by Adipasquale
Sat Feb 17, 2018 5:18 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Am I the only person who likes the CRJ-200?
Replies: 44
Views: 4039

Re: Am I the only person who likes the CRJ-200?

I really don't mind the CR2, its the window placement that bothers me the most. They enable me to fly to and from smaller, more convenient airports where the security line is minimal, and boarding doesn't take that long. It probably helps that I've never been on a CR2 flight longer than 1.5 hours, a...

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by Adipasquale
Fri Feb 16, 2018 1:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA & DL failed to capitalize fully TW & PA
Replies: 85
Views: 9185

Re: AA & DL failed to capitalize fully TW & PA

The people who killed EA were greedy unions refusing to negotiate a fair contract where everyone would win. It wasn’t bc of one or two or three guys who wanted to win. The unions were greedy and walked out. End of show. Consequences be damed to the fat-cat and greedy union leaders sitting upon high...

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by Adipasquale
Fri Feb 16, 2018 1:16 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Piedmont Airlines ✈ American Eagle ✈ Dash 8-100, Dash 8-300, E145
Replies: 7
Views: 4813

Re: Piedmont Airlines ✈ American Eagle ✈ Dash 8-100, Dash 8-300, E145

Thanks for the report, I love the Dash, and am sad to see it leaving US fleets. I caught two segments on UAX -200s last year, and I'm afraid they'll be the last tprops I catch roe quite some time.

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by Adipasquale
Tue Jan 16, 2018 6:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alaska announces 8 destinations to be served from PAE
Replies: 167
Views: 20834

Re: Alaska to announce PAE destinations tomorrow

If UA sticks with 6 daily departures and AS remains at 13, that's real close to 10 departures per gate split among 2 cx which means real tight coordinated scheduling between the two cx. (It's hard enough for a single carrier, such as WN, to work 10 flights thru 1 gate but for 2 independent cx to ma...

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by Adipasquale
Wed Jan 10, 2018 6:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: B747 Fleet Routes 2018-Details
Replies: 132
Views: 17356

Re: B747 Fleet Routes 2018-Details

whywhyzee wrote:
LH Toronto is 744

It's seasonal. During the winter, FRA-YYZ is operates by the 343.

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by Adipasquale
Mon Jan 08, 2018 2:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AS Fleet Repaint Thread
Replies: 786
Views: 175030

Re: Alaska Airlines starts repainting Airbus fleet

Do aircraft typically get new tail numbers after a merger? I know some people have already answered, but to back them up, usually no. Not only has DL kept the NW registrations, their 717s acquired from Airtran have AT regs, and to go back even further some of the 75S fleet still has TW regs. AA a/c...

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by Adipasquale
Sat Dec 30, 2017 2:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL 744 Sports Charters thru 02Jan18
Replies: 124
Views: 14059

Re: DL 744 Sports Charters thru 02Jan18

I couldn't make it to BUF today because of the weather. If anyone there sees this, could you please post pictures and/or video of the arrival and departure!

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by Adipasquale
Fri Dec 29, 2017 7:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL 744 Sports Charters thru 02Jan18
Replies: 124
Views: 14059

Re: DL 744 Sports Charters thru 02Jan18

BenflysDTW wrote:
Where is the 747 going after Fort Lauderdale? I need to know ASAP so I can catch the last official 747 takeoff from DTW. What's happening after tomorrow?

It's ferrying the Bills back to BUF before leaving for DATE. I would imagine it'll land back in DTW around 12-1 am Jan 1.

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by Adipasquale
Fri Dec 29, 2017 6:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL 744 Sports Charters thru 02Jan18
Replies: 124
Views: 14059

Re: DL 744 Sports Charters thru 02Jan18

United_fan wrote:
I'm a little leery about driving from ROC.

Fingers crossed it'll be okay, and keep an eye on the Thruway cams!

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by Adipasquale
Fri Dec 29, 2017 6:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What airliner is this?
Replies: 12
Views: 3584

Re: What airliner is this?

It's a DC-10
Looks like people beat me to it! Would also concur that it's AA, or possibly KLM

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by Adipasquale
Fri Dec 29, 2017 3:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL 744 Sports Charters thru 02Jan18
Replies: 124
Views: 14059

Re: DL 744 Sports Charters thru 02Jan18

The Bills charter flight number is DL8865, you can set an alert on FR24 or flightaware to stay updated. Ship 6314 is scheduled to depart DTW at 9 am and arrive in BUF at 10. It is then scheduled to depart for FLL at 1 and arrive at 4 pm. From experience, the charters never arrive on time, so I would...

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by Adipasquale
Mon Dec 18, 2017 2:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL 158, Last DL 747 flight
Replies: 125
Views: 19864

Re: DL 158, Last DL 747 flight

12/17 ICN-DTW is the final scheduled flight. Delta just had a Skymiles auction through SkyMiles Experiences to bid for seats on the farewell tour flights. Auctions were: Hangar Party in Detroit Farewell Flight (DTW-SEA) and Hangar Party in Seattle Farewell Flight (SEA-ATL) and Hangar Party in Atlan...

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by Adipasquale
Tue Dec 12, 2017 1:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL 158, Last DL 747 flight
Replies: 125
Views: 19864

Re: DL 158, Last DL 747 flight

They will normally leave BUF the day before so Saturday 12/30 about 100 or 200pm local, look for the aircraft to ferry into BUF about 1000 or 1100am that morning. About 2.5 hours flight time to FLL. What DL will do with the aircraft after arrival at FLL I do not know but guessing they will leave it...

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by Adipasquale
Fri Nov 17, 2017 6:11 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Is the 747 cabin excessively noisy?
Replies: 8
Views: 1113

Re: Is the 747 cabin excessively noisy?

The back can, from my experience be very noisy during takeoff, but so is the 777. During cruise I haven't found the 744 to be noticeably louder then the 777. I've never flown on a 748, so I couldn't tell you about that, and I'm sure the 350, and 787 are quieter.

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by Adipasquale
Fri Nov 17, 2017 6:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: How many 727s still active?
Replies: 109
Views: 28387

Re: How many 727s still active?

lightsaber wrote:
33 years since the last build is impressive.
With how difficult JT8D parts have become to find, I have wonder how much research a new operator did prior to EIS.

What is the degree of commonality between the -217 used on the 727 and the -217C on the 82 and -219 on the 83 and 88?

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by Adipasquale
Fri Nov 17, 2017 2:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 2017 NFL Charters (Airlines/Flight Numbers)
Replies: 147
Views: 28633

Re: 2017 NFL Charters (Airlines/Flight Numbers)

It looks like a 744 is scheduled to take the Bills to LA, as the usual DL 8865. Looks to be ship 6306! I'll be there to spot her coming in and leaving, not every day that there's the opportunity to spot a 747 at BUF!

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by Adipasquale
Thu Nov 09, 2017 2:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta reported to be considering cities besides ATL/DTW/MSP/SEA for 747 farewell tour
Replies: 78
Views: 8875

Re: Delta reported to be considering cities besides ATL/DTW/MSP/SEA for 747 farewell tour

A couple more to add to that list: http://www.airliners.net/forum/viewtopic.php?f=3&t=1370797&p=19939681 Week 15: Falcons (ATL-TPA-ATL) Week 16: Chargers (LAX-EWR-LAX), Seahawks (SEA-DFW-SEA), Buccaneers (TPA-CLT-TPA) Week 17: Bills (BUF-FLL-BUF) Well I'll definitely be spotting at BUF on D...

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by Adipasquale
Sat Aug 12, 2017 2:42 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: DL ITH-DTW-PVG-DTW-ITH in Y. Experiencing the Smallest and Largest Types in DL's Fleet
Replies: 22
Views: 7501

Re: DL ITH-DTW-PVG-DTW-ITH in Y. Experiencing the Smallest and Largest Types in DL's Fleet

The very last time I flew on the mighty NW 747-400 was back in 2009, from Hong Kong to Tokyo-Narita, en-route back to Fort Lauderdale, and thought of adding few pics as a great memory of one of the greatest airlines, and I'm sure you will like them,as well as fellow a.netters. Thanks so much for sh...

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by Adipasquale
Fri Aug 04, 2017 12:13 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: DL ITH-DTW-PVG-DTW-ITH in Y. Experiencing the Smallest and Largest Types in DL's Fleet
Replies: 22
Views: 7501

Re: DL ITH-DTW-PVG-DTW-ITH in Y. Experiencing the Smallest and Largest Types in DL's Fleet

Not to burst your bubble, but everything I can find online about 881AS, is that it's a 200. It appears to have 2B1 engines, which is more or less what makes a CRJ a 200 vs a 100 (with 2A1 engines). CR1s and 2s have CF-34-3 engines. Flightradar24 had it as a CR1, so when I boarded, that's what I saw...

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by Adipasquale
Fri Aug 04, 2017 2:35 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: DL ITH-DTW-PVG-DTW-ITH in Y. Experiencing the Smallest and Largest Types in DL's Fleet
Replies: 22
Views: 7501

Re: DL ITH-DTW-PVG-DTW-ITH in Y. Experiencing the Smallest and Largest Types in DL's Fleet

Good report. I too will miss the 744s. Thanks! I'm sure everyone on A.net will miss them! Cool experience being invited to the cockpit. It was my first time entering the flight deck on any commercial type! Great report. I grew up near ITH. It's a great small town airport. Great little airport, and ...

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by Adipasquale
Fri Aug 04, 2017 2:26 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: British Airways to launch Nashville
Replies: 266
Views: 31511

Re: British Airways to launch Nashville

SkyVoice wrote:
Two more: First, I'm assuming that the flight's destination is LHR, but is that for sure? And, what equipment will be used?

My first guess would be 787s from LHR, but I wouldn't be surprised to see it served by 777s from LGW.

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by Adipasquale
Wed Jul 26, 2017 11:25 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: DL ITH-DTW-PVG-DTW-ITH in Y. Experiencing the Smallest and Largest Types in DL's Fleet
Replies: 22
Views: 7501

Re: DL ITH-DTW-PVG-DTW-ITH in Y. Experiencing the Smallest and Largest Types in DL's Fleet

Thanks for the report! I'm pleasantly surprised to see that seat-back IFE is similar to that of the newest DL birds (739s/A321s)...at least at this vantage. I would've assumed they'd have the older version that the 763-nonER fleet still has and that has relatively recently been replaced on the 75X ...

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by Adipasquale
Tue Jul 25, 2017 1:59 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: DL ITH-DTW-PVG-DTW-ITH in Y. Experiencing the Smallest and Largest Types in DL's Fleet
Replies: 22
Views: 7501

Re: DL ITH-DTW-PVG-DTW-ITH in Y. Experiencing the Smallest and Largest Types in DL's Fleet

Thank you all for reading my TR and the the kind comments! Knowing that many of you enjoy reading them makes me want to do more. I hope you get an opportunity to try some other 747's soon! I hope so too, but unfortunately not many Skyteam airlines still operate the 747. I have also found catering on...

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by Adipasquale
Fri Jul 21, 2017 2:29 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: DL ITH-DTW-PVG-DTW-ITH in Y. Experiencing the Smallest and Largest Types in DL's Fleet
Replies: 22
Views: 7501

DL ITH-DTW-PVG-DTW-ITH in Y. Experiencing the Smallest and Largest Types in DL's Fleet

I just got back from an amazing two weeks in China, and the icing on the cake was that I got my first 747 flight. I'll start from the beginning! ITH-DTW July 5 DL 7359, Operated by OO CRJ-200 N935SW MSN 7725, Delivered 3 Jan. 2003 2830193 Flying out of ITH is very easy because of its small size. It ...

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by Adipasquale
Thu Jul 13, 2017 11:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The boss of Qatar Airways ridicules American carriers for their aged flight attendants
Replies: 193
Views: 25245

Re: The boss of Qatar Airways ridicules American carriers for their aged flight attendants

And yes, I certainly welcome fixed term contracts in the U.S. Gives both the employer and employee flexibility knowing any commitment is for a fixed period along with clearly defined performance criteria. "More flexibility" is usually just code for "it's easier to fire workers and gi...

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by Adipasquale
Sun Jul 02, 2017 10:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Aircraft Refurbishment - 2017
Replies: 881
Views: 171922

Re: Delta Aircraft Refurbishment - 2017

I know it's not strictly on topic, but I figured it would be better to post in here than create a stand alone thread, but does anyone know what's going on with 6309? I saw it flew DTW-PVG June 26, the return leg was cancelled, and from what I can tell it's still at PVG. I'd guess some sort of mainte...

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by Adipasquale
Thu Jun 29, 2017 1:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Aircraft Refurbishment - 2017
Replies: 881
Views: 171922

Re: Delta Aircraft Refurbishment - 2017

777Mech wrote:
flymco753 wrote:
6302 just returned to DTW, I'm watching it taxi by as I type. Any ideas what the issue was?


I believe it was a compressor stall in the #4 engine on climbout.

I bet DL isn't too keen on swapping in a new engine with retirement of the 744s so close.

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by Adipasquale
Sun Jun 25, 2017 9:21 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Your longest flight
Replies: 147
Views: 9050

Re: Your longest flight

Here's mine: Flown: AC 33 YVR-SYD and AC 34 SYD-YVR 7760 miles flown on 77Ls. My start/end destination was YYZ, so each way I got to add a nice 5 hour transcon to that as well. Booked: DL 583 DTW-PVG and DL 582 PVG-DTW 7120 miles to be flown on 744s. I'm so excited fo this as it will be my first 747...

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by Adipasquale
Tue Jun 20, 2017 10:00 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL outlines A350 routes
Replies: 209
Views: 58358

Re: DL A350 inaugural flight will be DTW-NRT

Surprised the A350 isn't being used on LAX-SYD. I thought I had heard DL wanted to put the 350 on the SYD route as a way to increase competitiveness with QF/AA/UA but I suppose the 77L is equally suited for the LAX-SYD run. The 777s will be getting cabin upgrades to more or less match the hard prod...

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by Adipasquale
Mon Jun 19, 2017 9:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 747-400 Passenger Fleet Tracking/Retirements Thread
Replies: 138
Views: 34657

Re: Boeing 747-400 Passenger Fleet Tracking/Retirements Thread

What is the exact date the DL744's will be retired? do we know? edit: I see the ICNDTW flt begins to alternate between the 744 and A359 beginning Nov 20th, with the last DL744 operating Dec 17th before it goes completely A359, is this the last route for the DL744? The three routes that see regular ...

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by Adipasquale
Sat Jun 17, 2017 6:47 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 747-400 Passenger Fleet Tracking/Retirements Thread
Replies: 138
Views: 34657

Re: Boeing 747-400 Passenger Fleet Tracking/Retirements Thread

http://flightaware.com/live/flight/N174UA

N174UA is expected to depart to PVG from SFO today.

Could it have been slated to retire, but was put back into service because another 744 went mech? I can't think of any other reason it would have flown to VCV.
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vorellanaj wrote:
http://flightaware.com/live/flight/N174UA

N174UA is expected to depart to PVG from SFO today.

Could it have been slated to retire, but was put back into service because another 744 went mech? I can't think of any other reason it would have flown to VCV.

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by Adipasquale
Thu Jun 15, 2017 4:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 747-400 Passenger Fleet Tracking/Retirements Thread
Replies: 138
Views: 34657

Re: Boeing 747-400 Passenger Fleet Tracking/Retirements Thread

N174UA was just retired today, it just flew SFO-VCV as UA2582. UA's fleet is now down to 15 744s.

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by Adipasquale
Thu Jun 15, 2017 4:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 747-400 Passenger Fleet Tracking/Retirements Thread
Replies: 138
Views: 34657

Re: Boeing 747-400 Passenger Fleet Tracking/Retirements Thread

Why is there an oddball serial number in the UA fleet: N105UA 26473/985 Boeing 747-451? All the others are 747-422. Airfleets said that UA have operated the plane from new - was initially intended for someone else? -_51 was the NW customer code, this frame was built for NW, but NTU, and subsequentl...

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by Adipasquale
Wed Jun 14, 2017 9:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Pan Am 747 Retrojet & Farewell Tour?
Replies: 91
Views: 23799

Re: Delta Pan Am 747 Retrojet & Farewell Tour?

It seems more like a 747 tribute than a retrojet, actually. This. I agree that this is definitely more to honor the 747 than to honor any particular airline, and DL will be the last American operator of the 747, so IMHO, this works fine. As to the costs, maybe DL wouldn't bear the full burden of re...

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