https://simpleflying.com/american-airli ... -a321/amp/
Here’s also an article from 7/28/2020 regarding the scrapping of the plane
AA has retired the entire 767, 757, E190 and most of the 330 fleet so it looks like it’ll be a lot of 737, 321-20-21 and 78M will be doing that type of flying. JFK and every other airport will definitely look and even feel so different after this is over. Sad to see the 757 close it’s chapter with A...Jump to post
I’m at Hobby at this moment waiting to pick up my husband and I noticed an American Eagle plane and she was in the old old white with the old school logo. I’m assuming it was a e-145 but I’m not too sure. My question is how has this plane not been repainted yet?! I’m so sorry for not being able to g...Jump to post
Ok did a little googling and found this to help explain the pickle fork https://komonews.com/news/local/exclusive-unexpected-cracking-found-on-critical-boeing-737ng-equipment How does a pickle fork crack if it’s designed to last the lifetime of an aircraft? Hard landing? Improper maintenance? Not tr...Jump to post
According to this a 737NG was found to have a “cracked pickle fork”
From what I can tell a pickle fork basically holds the plane together.
Can anyone with any sort of knowledge shes some light on this?
And why is it called a pickle fork?
I don't know if this has been posted before, but here's the link to the publically available PDF document (it's been made public on the European Parliament web pages on September 3rd 2019) from EASA that requires the following on page 16: Next major milestones: - Safety assessment of the new design...Jump to post
Thank you for the response! I honestly wasn’t even thinking of payload. That’s one efficient belly cargo hauler!Jump to post
The article says - the A321xlr is also being considered but AF doesn't need the range. I’m curious as to why the would even consider the A321xlr if they state they don’t need the range? Please correct me if I’m wrong but the whole point of the A321xlr was quite literally the extra range Airbus mana...Jump to post
It makes sense to store in this manner. All planes are in one area so it’s easier to do the upgrades. The desert heat is like slowing down time on aging of the airframe vrs storing at any one of their maintenance facilities and it’s probably cheaper overall. I feel like this has turned into somethin...Jump to post
Between the horrid grammar, awful webpage design and questionable photoshop jobs, it doesn’t look promising! I wish we could just let Eastern rest in history and leave it at that! And how did they manage to obtain 10 767’s but only have one destination...... I’m assuming some charter flights but is ...Jump to post
I have a rather odd question for anyone out there! On the homepage there was a Delta L-1011 from 2017 and the caption had mentioned it was about one scrapped. My question is why are some aircraft scrapped faster than others? Is it mostly due to parting out vrs scrapping or is there another factor? T...Jump to post
Can we not rip apart for once a company that’s just doing something nice for people? We have so much negativity as is on this site. It’s something different and quite possibly fun for those stuck in the middle seat!Jump to post
I happened to notice the 20th 748 that was not taken up by LH. I thought I read on here way back when as to why but I couldn’t find the topic. Does anyone happen to have insight as to what the reasoning was for them to not accept this plane?
Thanks in advance!
After living in Grand Rapids and Livonia (metro Detroit) why have dual flights? I never had an issue going SLC - DTW. And it’s a 28 minute flight GRR to DTW so it’s still an easy connection. There’s enough connectivity from SLC and DTW. And MSP is along the way (so to speak) so in a sense it’s overf...Jump to post
I noticed that in majority of the photos for stored Delta aircraft all seem to have just one open door. The parked 747s are the perfect example while no other aircraft in the lineup have open doors. I know it’s a random question and I apologize in advane but I’m just super curious!Jump to post
That’s a really nice video they created and the nod to Continental is quite nice! However that Friendship sticker on the 747 with the blue globe just looks wrong. It’s like 2 planes got squashed together and they called it good. I have to give them credit for effort but the execution is off. But gre...Jump to post
Their entire website is so grammatically incorrect I'm amazed the DOT didn't just laugh them away to start with! After browsing their site a few things amused me greatly: 1) (paraphrasing here) "looking for Boeing 747-400" Well I don't think announcing that to the general public is going t...Jump to post
What about Frontier and the A318? Some of those planes were 4-5 years old when they hit the scrapperJump to post
The inaugural LHR-AUS service was struck by lightning at takeoff too, and continued on. Funnily enough, it's flight 191, the "cursed" flight number. What is the story behind that then? You have AA 191 at ORD back in '78 the DC-10 Delta 191 a L1011 at DFW from winshear JetBlue 191 where th...Jump to post
Actually the current 2 frames are lone 598 and line 600 which both started life with Britannia back in 1994.Jump to post
I personally loved the look of the forever old polished livery on the MD-80 series and oddly the A300 looked super sharp (even with the random composite pieces) But the new livery is worn very well by the wide body fleet! Personally I love the boldness of it, however I respect those who don't. I als...Jump to post
I never thought of SAT! It's about a 90 min drive from north Austin to SAT and a fairly easy drive (compared to Houston!) so I can't imagine why that wouldn't do well. Even tho I live in Houston I would drive to SAT to fly out.Jump to post
I could see them settling in quite nicely into Austin. BA has done killer on that route so why not try there?Jump to post
This isn't about Delta merging with NWA and drawing down the cargo ops (that were using fairly old 747-200 aircraft) This isn't about bashing Delta and their pilot pay scale (none of my Delta friends ever complain about their pay.) This is about Delta taking on the A350 and creating a new chapter in...Jump to post
JetMatt thank you for that information! Pretty cool to learn how they are designated!Jump to post
I was just dropping off my partner this AM at IAH and even made a comment to him about the 77W at the C concourse! Gorgeous sight to see if I say so myself! Also not too sure if it's related but I did catch sight of one 787 over in the UA maintenance with people working on her. Notnsure if that's th...Jump to post
I'll apologize in advance because I don't know how to quote text on this forum. However the reason why the VX A321NEO isn't painted in Alaska livery is because it takes months - year to plan out the livery in conjunction with the manufacturer and marketing department and all other parties involved. ...Jump to post
I was just reading the UAL A320 thread and it made me wonder. Why did NWA retire / scrap a handful of A320's after only 11-12 years and now Delta retired an A320 after 27 years?! Were the older models just not as sturdy? Just baffling to me! Thanks for the replies in advance!Jump to post
This trip report was so well written and I could feel your joy and well deserved pride in checking this off the bucket list! It was one of the most sincere trip reports that never once was negative. I do have a very strange question for you however. In the cabin photographs I noticed that there were...Jump to post
Hi everyone. I was just browsing Delta's fleet on airfleets.net and I noticed they had one of the old Air Canada's E195 in storage and it was said to enter into service. Obviously it hasn't yet but what's the word on this bird / fleet of birds? Or does this directly impacted by the C Series order? T...Jump to post
Hi everyone. I have an odd question. I'm watching some of the planes start their landing descent into IAH today and I'll pick 2 planes for examples. The Lufthansa A380 (amazing to see fly!) flew over my home with the gear up. A UAL 737 flew overhead just now with gear down. I'm probably 10-15 miles ...Jump to post