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by UGA777
Fri Nov 01, 2019 1:43 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Does the A330-900neo burn less fuel than the A350 or 787!?
Replies: 28
Views: 9349

Re: Does the A330-900neo burn less fuel than the A350 or 787!?

Does the A330-900neo burn less fuel than the A350 or 787!? I'm wondering why DL has a subfleet of the A330-900neo instead of more A350's. I think its because the A330-900neo is lighter than the A350. What about versus the 787? I'm trying to understand DL's decision making on the A330-900neo versus ...

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by UGA777
Tue Oct 22, 2019 2:25 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WN Downgraded by Stifle based on aquisition speculation
Replies: 157
Views: 25811

Re: WN Downgraded based on aquisition speculation

WN and AS would interesting. Just saying..

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by UGA777
Thu Sep 26, 2019 8:47 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL retiring MD-80s quickly
Replies: 310
Views: 83536

Re: DL retiring MD-80s quickly

Yes, you are correct. There are currently 60 active 88s and 29 90s. The 88s are supposed to drop to 44 by the end of 2019. There are still 4 more A321s to be delivered this year and a few A220-100s.

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by UGA777
Fri Sep 20, 2019 9:01 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Aircraft Refurbishment Thread - 2019
Replies: 772
Views: 159348

Re: Delta Aircraft Refurbishment Thread - 2019

I really hope Delta decides to replace the older IFE on some of the 752s and 738s. I was on a 752 yesterday and so many complained because the touch screens barely even worked. Mine was stuck on the moving map the whole trip. It’s time for those screens to go.

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by UGA777
Thu Mar 07, 2019 8:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Aircraft Refurbishment Thread - 2019
Replies: 772
Views: 159348

Re: Delta Aircraft Refurbishment Thread - 2019

Supposedly the A321n begin arriving in mid to late 2020? When will the A321 deliveries be wrapping up- I presume around the same time? There are supposed to be 321s delivered into 2021 - well after the first 321neo. The last A321ceos will be delivered by the end of 2020. The fleet count will be at ...

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by UGA777
Fri Feb 01, 2019 7:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: First AA A321-253NX delivered
Replies: 71
Views: 13107

Re: First AA A321-253NX delivered

Wonder why they didn’t go with the new A350 style interior bins like Delta has on their A321s?

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by UGA777
Fri Jan 25, 2019 9:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Official: Delta will postpone A220 operations
Replies: 75
Views: 28481

Re: Official: Delta will postpone A220 operations

Is there an ETA on the new induction date? The shutdown appears to be over as of today.

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by UGA777
Wed Jan 23, 2019 3:30 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: First Delta A330neo Rolls Out Of Paintshop
Replies: 105
Views: 33196

Re: First Delta A330neo Rolls Out Of Paintshop

I also like the raccoon mask. Looks modern to me.

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by UGA777
Mon Jan 14, 2019 2:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: TSA FAIL at ATL: Delta Passenger Boards Flight With Gun
Replies: 63
Views: 8173

Re: TSA FAIL at ATL: Delta Passenger Boards Flight With Gun

I can’t say I’m surprised by this. I’ve never been impressed with the quality of the TSA agents hired at Atlanta.

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by UGA777
Tue Dec 18, 2018 4:05 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Aircraft Refurbishment - 2018
Replies: 852
Views: 131945

Re: Delta Aircraft Refurbishment - 2018

If my numbers are right, they have 18 739s and 32 A321ceos coming in 2019. I believe they also have 2 A350s and 2 A330-900NEOs. Are those numbers correct? How many A220s are coming in 2019?

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by UGA777
Thu Nov 15, 2018 7:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Aircraft Refurbishment - 2018
Replies: 852
Views: 131945

Re: Delta Aircraft Refurbishment - 2018

Does anyone know why 717 N987AT is sitting near the hangar in ATL with engines off and windows/doors all taped up? I’m showing it has not flown since September.

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by UGA777
Tue Aug 21, 2018 2:01 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Equips 600th Aircraft With Seatback Entertainment
Replies: 73
Views: 7260

Re: More Screens, More Choices: Delta Equips 600th Aircraft With Seatback Entertainment

Ask my company if it makes a difference. We pay extra just to fly Delta. The on board product is leaps and bounds above AA and UA.

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by UGA777
Mon Aug 20, 2018 3:05 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Last MD-90 produced stored.
Replies: 76
Views: 16162

Re: Last MD-90 produced stored.

Has anyone looked at the number of deliveries they have coming in between now and 2023? I see no way the 88s or 90s are around by then unless they plan on growing the fleet by 75-100 frames. I'm making a prediction: 717s will be the only T-tail in the fleet in 5 years.

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by UGA777
Thu Aug 02, 2018 4:42 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Aircraft Refurbishment - 2018
Replies: 852
Views: 131945

Re: Delta Aircraft Refurbishment - 2018

I fly all the time and I really appreciate AVOD nearly 100% of the time, across the network. You're quite fortunate. Even if we assume all A320s have AVOD (they still don't), and that all AVOD is created equal (it's not with the old system unfortunately being recycled on some 737s/757s), about 60% ...

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by UGA777
Wed Aug 01, 2018 4:36 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta captain ridicules Tamar Braxton for #flying while black (according to many articles)
Replies: 26
Views: 4531

Re: Delta captain ridicules Tamar Braxton for #flying while black (according to many articles)

There wasn't one mention of skin color by the pilot. This is a case of someone not following the crews instructions and bringing race into the argument for no reason. I don't care if you are white or black: If you can't follow the rules and comply with crew instructions, you don't need to be flying ...

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by UGA777
Sun Jul 08, 2018 2:31 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Aircraft Refurbishment - 2018
Replies: 852
Views: 131945

Re: Delta Aircraft Refurbishment - 2018

I realize Delta is advertising the CS (or "a200" in the future) and the a321 as MD88 replacements, but aren't these a bit different when it comes to size? The a321 seems more like a 757 replacement, as it is mainly flying some dense routes (ATL-West coast, ATL-Florida, ATL-DCA, ATL-BOS......

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by UGA777
Thu Jun 28, 2018 4:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta CEO says don’t overbuild “797”; skeptical on hypersonic airliner
Replies: 77
Views: 17348

Re: Delta CEO says don’t overbuild “797”; skeptical on hypersonic airliner

They were forced to take 10 additional 739s per the terms of their contracts with Boeing. The original order was for 120 frames and it is now 130 with the final frames to be delivered in 2019.

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by UGA777
Thu Jun 28, 2018 4:39 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta CEO says don’t overbuild “797”; skeptical on hypersonic airliner
Replies: 77
Views: 17348

Re: Delta CEO says don’t overbuild “797”; skeptical on hypersonic airliner

I think he is talking out his arse. Boeing isn't exactly sitting around waiting for DL and the 787 is a prime example. They have only sold what 500 and have another 700 on order and DL isn't one of them. He can talk all he wants, but until he puts up some green cash, its all talk. Besides, if I rec...

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by UGA777
Mon Jun 25, 2018 4:40 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest Airline crews still funny?
Replies: 39
Views: 4612

Re: Southwest Airline crews still funny?

[url][/url] Herb's little airline died after the AirTran deal. No doubt, they're still a great carrier, but the culture certainly changed some. I do believe WN has some of the best people. A lot of people in Atlanta feel like the qualities of AirTran died when Southwest bought them. I purposely avoi...

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by UGA777
Thu Jun 07, 2018 2:07 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Aircraft Refurbishment - 2018
Replies: 852
Views: 131945

Re: Delta Aircraft Refurbishment - 2018

1989worstyear wrote:
https://www.google.com/amp/s/amp.businessinsider.com/delta-stock-price-higher-oil-prices-affecting-bottom-line-2018-6

Goodbye 752's.



More like goodbye MD-88s. The 752s actually have pretty good costs now that they seat 199 pax.

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by UGA777
Mon Apr 09, 2018 3:56 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Will UA order more 787-8 to replace 21 oldest 767-300s ?
Replies: 85
Views: 12034

Re: Will UA order more 787-8 to replace 21 oldest 767-300s ?

Don't forget they also have 45 firm orders for A350-900s. That may help replace some of the 763s. I know the A350 is a bigger plane, but my point is they already have a lot of wide bodies on order when you add in the 787-10s and a few 777-300ERs still to be delivered.

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by UGA777
Thu Mar 15, 2018 1:41 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Widebody Thread - 2018
Replies: 971
Views: 161836

Re: Delta Widebody Thread - 2018

UGA777 wrote:
It seems like Delta is removing more widebodies than adding in the last year or two? Hope that trend doesn't continue. I flew a 767-400 from Den-Atl yesterday and was such a nice flight compared to the cramped 739s I usually get.

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by UGA777
Thu Mar 15, 2018 1:41 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Widebody Thread - 2018
Replies: 971
Views: 161836

Re: Delta Widebody Thread - 2018

It seems like Delta is removing more wide bodies than adding in the last year or two? Hope that trend doesn't continue. I flew a 767-400 from Den-Atl yesterday and was such a nice flight compared to the cramped 739s I usually get.

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by UGA777
Fri Mar 09, 2018 4:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA930 March 7, 2018 canceled due to employee disagreement
Replies: 21
Views: 5049

Re: AA930 March 7, 2018 canceled due to employee disagreement

I'm pretty sure he just ended his 32 year career with AA after this incident...

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by UGA777
Tue Mar 06, 2018 3:08 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Spirit and Frontier: is a merger inevitable?
Replies: 34
Views: 7655

Re: Spirit and Frontier: is a merger inevitable?

The 717 was not minimal for FL, it was the majority of their fleet. They had 88 717s and 52 737s at the time of the WN acquisition. Fleet commonality plays less of a role than eliminating a competitor.

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by UGA777
Mon Feb 26, 2018 2:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why was Delta So late to the A321 game?
Replies: 46
Views: 9179

Re: Why was Delta So late to the A321 game?

They are using the 321s on some transcon routes right now. The 321 does ATL-LAX regularly. Yes, it may not have quite the legs of the 739ER without the aux tanks, but it's not a drastic difference.

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by UGA777
Tue Feb 20, 2018 9:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Update: Hawaiian signs 787 LOI
Replies: 840
Views: 100840

Re: A330-800 out, B787-9 in at Hawaiian? -Leeham

United did announce recently that they would be taking 3 used 767-300ERs this year, so that may answer the question of where they are coming from.

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by UGA777
Mon Feb 12, 2018 11:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta C Series Predictions
Replies: 81
Views: 14867

Re: Delta C Series Predictions

Yes, they will have PTVs and Economy Comfort.

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by UGA777
Mon Jan 15, 2018 4:24 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American's Problem: Management is Out of Touch With Customers
Replies: 154
Views: 19759

Re: American's Problem: Management is Out of Touch With Customers

Here is a solution to most of this if you want a better product that I can summarize in two words: Fly Delta.

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by UGA777
Thu Jan 11, 2018 2:27 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta MD88/90 Retirements
Replies: 61
Views: 18619

Re: Update on Delta MD-88/90 retirements

When will the first c series come on property now?

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by UGA777
Wed Dec 06, 2017 3:53 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Aircraft Refurbishment - 2017
Replies: 881
Views: 172673

Re: Delta Aircraft Refurbishment - 2017

I flew an A321 last month ATL-DCA. I believe it was #3021. I was surprised to see a huge chunk of paint missing off the nose. Is there a paint issue or was this a one-off situation? The aircraft is not even a year old. It depends whether the missing paint was on the radome, or not? Those get swappe...

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by UGA777
Wed Dec 06, 2017 2:27 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Aircraft Refurbishment - 2017
Replies: 881
Views: 172673

Re: Delta Aircraft Refurbishment - 2017

I flew an A321 last month ATL-DCA. I believe it was #3021. I was surprised to see a huge chunk of paint missing off the nose. Is there a paint issue or was this a one-off situation? The aircraft is not even a year old.

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by UGA777
Mon Oct 16, 2017 2:02 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New AA painted aircraft - 2017
Replies: 611
Views: 119204

Re: New AA painted aircraft - 2017

AA321T wrote:
Super80Fan wrote:
The power is a nice addition to the LUS A321's, kind of a waste though to rip the PTV's out of the LAA 738's and A321's. Anyone know if the Transcon A321's will be touched at all?

A321T and LAA A319's are retaining their PTV's.


What a consistent domestic product...

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by UGA777
Tue Oct 10, 2017 7:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New AA painted aircraft - 2017
Replies: 611
Views: 119204

Re: New AA painted aircraft - 2017

I think AA is making a mistake with the retrofits, but that's just my opinion. DL will have a better domestic product when all is said and done.

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by UGA777
Tue Oct 10, 2017 6:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New AA painted aircraft - 2017
Replies: 611
Views: 119204

Re: New AA painted aircraft - 2017

http://flightaware.com/live/flight/AAL9701



That makes 300 737-800s now, not counting the 1 MAX aircraft on property. Quite an impressive number. Just wish they weren't ripping out the IFE and cramming in more seats.
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miaami wrote:
A new 738 delivery today

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http://flightaware.com/live/flight/AAL9701



That makes 300 737-800s now, not counting the 1 MAX aircraft on property. Quite an impressive number. Just wish they weren't ripping out the IFE and cramming in more seats.

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by UGA777
Tue Oct 10, 2017 6:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA's new branding
Replies: 116
Views: 20510

Re: AA's new branding

Can I ask what people hate so much about the post merger United livery ? Is it just because it's the old Continental scheme ? Is it because there's no traditional United elements other than name ? Is it just because it's dated ? Or is it the actual design that's unpopular ? I don't recall too much ...

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by UGA777
Thu Oct 05, 2017 6:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New AA painted aircraft - 2017
Replies: 611
Views: 119204

Re: New AA painted aircraft - 2017

I wish they would slow down on the 767 and 757 retirements and speed up on the MD-80s. The MD-80 retirement schedule seems to change almost monthly.

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by UGA777
Wed Oct 04, 2017 3:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What is going on with Southwest at PBI?
Replies: 26
Views: 3780

Re: What is going on with Southwest at PBI?

WN recently cut all night flights out of ATL on the most recent schedule from what I can tell with the retirement of the 737-300s. I could not find any flights past 7:30 or 8pm at night. If true, that is sad compared to what Airtran used to offer. They really have cut ATL in the last few years. I ma...

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by UGA777
Sun Aug 27, 2017 6:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Horrible noise on A320's
Replies: 38
Views: 8909

Re: Horrible noise on A320's

I'm probably in the minority, but I prefer the 737 because I like the engine noise on takeoff. Call me an aviation enthusiast, but the louder the better on takeoff. I purposely usually sit towards the back of the plane on a 737 to hear the loud takeoffs. It's fun to me.

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by UGA777
Fri Aug 18, 2017 4:57 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL A321 expansion
Replies: 59
Views: 13864

Re: DL A321 expansion

Has the tail strike 321 been repaired?

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by UGA777
Thu Aug 10, 2017 2:39 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Just a Matter of Time: SWA will be Largest US carrier
Replies: 71
Views: 11298

Re: Just a Matter of Time: SWA will be Largest US carrier

I fly extensively for work and I stopped flying WN a while ago for a couple reasons: 1. They are hardly ever on time and I could never rely on them to actually get me to meetings on time. 2. Their free bags campaign does not help if they lose your bag frequently. DL is not perfect by any means, but ...

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by UGA777
Tue Aug 01, 2017 2:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL A321 expansion
Replies: 59
Views: 13864

Re: DL A321 expansion

Why didn't they get the extra fuel tank capacity? Can that be added to future deliveries? With over 100 frames eventually in the fleet, not all of them will be doing short routes.

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by UGA777
Tue Jul 11, 2017 6:09 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta A321 Tail Strike ATL
Replies: 8
Views: 3821

Delta A321 Tail Strike ATL

Didn't see this posted, but there was a tail strike on a Delta A321 about two weeks ago landing in ATL. Registration is N315DN, so the bird is only about six months old. It says there was substantial damage to the aircraft. Anyone at Delta have more details and how long it will take to get it repair...

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by UGA777
Wed Jun 14, 2017 4:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest 737-300 retirement
Replies: 205
Views: 36294

Re: Southwest 737-300

I think they have more than 151 737-800s now. There were a few delivered in the last week or two.

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by UGA777
Wed May 24, 2017 9:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest 737-300 retirement
Replies: 205
Views: 36294

Re: Southwest 737-300

Does anyone know the delivery schedule for the remainder of the year? I think they are taking at least 4 800s per month right now, so that is still at least 30 aircraft to be delivered this year and I don't think that is taking into account the MAX.

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by UGA777
Wed Dec 21, 2016 5:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Youtuber Kicked off of plane for "Speaking Arabic"
Replies: 76
Views: 7986

Re: Youtuber Kicked off of plane for "Speaking Arabic"

I'm calling BS. This guy was trying to stir up the passengers and gain more publicity through his video. He does this for a living, which is also sad. Get a real job.

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by UGA777
Thu Dec 01, 2016 3:49 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Aircraft Refurbishment - Part 8
Replies: 666
Views: 123125

Re: Delta Aircraft Refurbishment - Part 8

They seem to be moving very slowly on the last 757-200 mods. There is only one of 17 currently in mods and isn't expected to exit until January. Are they still planning to mod all of those birds or could they be looking at an earlier retirement?

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by UGA777
Fri Nov 04, 2016 2:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 2017 aircraft retirements
Replies: 8
Views: 2972

Re: 2017 aircraft retirements

American MD-80. Although there were rumors a few might be sticking around until 2018.

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by UGA777
Mon Oct 24, 2016 4:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Aircraft Refurbishment - Part 8
Replies: 666
Views: 123125

Re: Delta Aircraft Refurbishment - Part 8

When do the final batch of 752s go in for mods? There is like 18-19 left, right?

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by UGA777
Thu Oct 06, 2016 6:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American A350 Routes
Replies: 36
Views: 8925

Re: American A350 Routes

Considering they are getting rid of the A333, they may use some of these on those routes. Would make sense to me....

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