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by Beedo46
Thu Jul 02, 2020 8:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA, UA, DL TATL Service History
Replies: 79
Views: 5716

Re: AA, UA, DL TATL Service History

As a dependant of "Daddy D", I remember the start up of London and Frankfurt from the T gates in ATL. The L1011's were 500s and the American Flag was prominent at the top of the tail (regulation at the time?). I was 11 in 1980.

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by Beedo46
Tue Jun 02, 2020 6:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: DL retired MD-80/90s quickly
Replies: 1195
Views: 260933

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

My last MD88 flight was to PHL and I sat first row window on right side. Last flight for that day and the seat was cheaper than cattle car any other time of the day.

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by Beedo46
Tue Jun 02, 2020 1:54 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: DL retired MD-80/90s quickly
Replies: 1195
Views: 260933

Re: DL retiring MD-80/90s quickly

No. I was on the first 717 AirTran got and immediately walked to the back (I was at ASA on C Concourse and she was sitting on the end of C). That new plane smell was wonderful.

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by Beedo46
Tue Jun 02, 2020 1:51 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: DL retired MD-80/90s quickly
Replies: 1195
Views: 260933

Re: DL retiring MD-80/90s quickly

I'll miss the air stairs under the tail. That was one thing I loved about the 727 as well.

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by Beedo46
Fri Apr 03, 2020 2:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus considering significant A320 rate reduction cut
Replies: 106
Views: 12170

Re: Airbus considering significant A320 rate reduction cut

Can the Boeing/Airbus leaders not look out their windows and see all of the planes sitting on the tarmacs? I understand they have employees (and stockholders) to take care of, but why build a plane just to have it sit? They need to make a decision so that their supply chains know what to do.

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by Beedo46
Sat Mar 28, 2020 5:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: DL retired MD-80/90s quickly
Replies: 1195
Views: 260933

Re: DL retiring MD-80/90s quickly

Although the COVID crisis is unprecedented, past recessions did also make airplanes go away quickly and somewhat unexpectedly. The TWA Convair 880s, for example, were grounded very quickly after the economy crashed in late 1973. And the 1982 recession and interest rate spike pretty much ended it fo...

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by Beedo46
Tue Mar 24, 2020 4:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing to Restart Washington State Aircraft Production
Replies: 144
Views: 19170

Re: Boeing to Stop Washington State Aircraft Production

I get all of the discussion about death and the economy, but why produce new planes when airlines are parking them wherever they will fit right now? Safety before more huge paperweights.

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by Beedo46
Sat Mar 21, 2020 8:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why is this 737-800 BBJ in UA Rising Blue colors?
Replies: 23
Views: 6301

Re: Why is this 737-800 BBJ in UA Rising Blue colors?

I don't think anyone at Northwest Airlines protested when Delta's flight widget was pointing towards the northwest when they unveiled their new livery. To this day i like that (unintentional) nod to their merger partner :) 4177297 1326808 It points to the NE on the other side. Nod to the Yellowbird?

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by Beedo46
Tue Sep 17, 2019 11:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: SAS presenting new livery
Replies: 597
Views: 143458

Re: SAS new livery?

UT preceded it in Europe. Apparently a US airline did that in the 70s before but I can’t remember which one. https://images.search.yahoo.com/search/images;_ylt=A0geJaOmzIBdYvQAgSJXNyoA;_ylu=X3oDMTE0NDlyaHI3BGNvbG8DYmYxBHBvcwMxBHZ0aWQDQjg1ODlfMQRzZWMDcGl2cw--?p=air+west+airlines&fr2=piv-web&...

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by Beedo46
Wed Jul 17, 2019 1:32 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Delivery/Production Thread - 2019
Replies: 508
Views: 162062

Re: Boeing 737MAX Delivery/Production Thread - 2019

Airstairs. Thank you. I was wondering if this was still an option. I remember when I was young seeing them on DC-9s and the tail stairs on 727s and DC-9s. We used the Ryanair 737-800s aircraft airstairs last week. Ground handling were too slow for the company! Watching videos made the turn look qui...

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by Beedo46
Wed Jul 17, 2019 1:30 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Delivery/Production Thread - 2019
Replies: 508
Views: 162062

Re: Boeing 737MAX Delivery/Production Thread - 2019

Sooner787 wrote:
Noticed that freshly painted Air China bird has " 737-8" painted on the nose,
no MAX signage to be found. More evidence the Max branding be allowed to fade into history


The Hainan one is changed as well.

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by Beedo46
Fri Jul 05, 2019 4:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Delivery/Production Thread - 2019
Replies: 508
Views: 162062

Re: Boeing 737MAX Delivery/Production Thread - 2019

7BOEING7 wrote:
Beedo46 wrote:
Seeing the red tape under L1 on the Ryanair birds, do they have their own stairs or is that door for something else?


Airstairs.


Thank you. I was wondering if this was still an option. I remember when I was young seeing them on DC-9s and the tail stairs on 727s and DC-9s.

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by Beedo46
Fri Jul 05, 2019 4:16 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Delivery/Production Thread - 2019
Replies: 508
Views: 162062

Re: Boeing 737MAX Delivery/Production Thread - 2019

Seeing the red tape under L1 on the Ryanair birds, do they have their own stairs or is that door for something else?

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by Beedo46
Thu Jun 27, 2019 2:57 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 787 Production/Delivery Thread - 2019
Replies: 951
Views: 248117

Re: Boeing 787 Production/Delivery Thread - 2019

https://twitter.com/cassidysvacay/statu ... 83936?s=20


The bird on the Etihad tail reminds me of Western's Wally Bird ads.
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qf789 wrote:


The bird on the Etihad tail reminds me of Western's Wally Bird ads.

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by Beedo46
Sun Jun 09, 2019 3:32 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Airlines "Evolution" to Globe Livery released
Replies: 1797
Views: 385268

Re: United Airlines "Evolution" to Globe Livery released

The June hemispheres mag has the fleet page with the new livery. They definitely look better on the widebodies I composed a tweet with the images from the new hemispheres magazine. It appears there is a rendering issue within their website, so sorry for the image quality. The clearest image appears...

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by Beedo46
Wed May 29, 2019 2:29 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Airlines "Evolution" to Globe Livery released
Replies: 1797
Views: 385268

Re: United Airlines "Evolution" to Globe Livery released

I think the UA redo is so so. 1) I do not like billboard lettering. I think it is tacky....if AA had gone with a dark shade of blue instead of grey for AMERICAN, it would have improved the look. It's a tolerable change for UA because it's still blue. 2) I think the wavy cheatline is tacky. I'm not ...

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by Beedo46
Sun Mar 10, 2019 6:08 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Airlines "Evolution" to Globe Livery released
Replies: 1797
Views: 385268

Re: United Airlines "Evolution" to Globe Livery coming in April

The Delta livery has absolutely nothing to do with Northwest. Prior to merging with Northwest, Delta was also in talks with United. So where is the nod to United in case that was their merger partner? Also, what if Northwest had been the surviving brand? Does the Northwest livery have a nod to Delt...

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by Beedo46
Mon Mar 04, 2019 3:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Confirmed: British Airways to paint 4 aircraft in retro livery
Replies: 671
Views: 141550

Re: Confirmed: British Airways to paint 4 aircraft in retro livery

https://twitter.com/ProfBrianCox/status ... 0362212352

Love the lettering behind the cockpit.


Is that a matt black anti glare under the cockpit windows?
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CarbonFibre wrote:
And the other end: https://twitter.com/ProfBrianCox/status ... 0362212352

Love the lettering behind the cockpit.


Is that a matt black anti glare under the cockpit windows?

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by Beedo46
Fri Feb 01, 2019 1:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: First KLM A 330 in New livery
Replies: 62
Views: 17492

Re: First KLM A 330 in New livery

The O looks like a box in the cross section of the fuselage. Kind of like other companies play with their logos (looking at you FedEx).

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by Beedo46
Sun Dec 16, 2018 4:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: First 787-9 for WestJet rolls out of paintshop
Replies: 54
Views: 13612

Re: First 787-9 for WestJet rolls out of paintshop

I miss the days of naming airplanes. National (merged with Pan Am), Pan Am, Piedmont just to name a few. Always nice to spot one you hadn't seen before or to look for a specific one.

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by Beedo46
Wed Nov 07, 2018 7:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A220, (CSeries), Too Noisy for Zurich
Replies: 88
Views: 19307

Re: A220, (CSeries), Too Noisy for Zurich

While I haven't heard this whistle, I have a hard time relating to those who don't enjoy the aircraft noise. I get it, some people just don't, but I lived under the approach/departure path west of Hartsfield for years, and loved every minute of it. :D My old neighborhood was where the Convention Ce...

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