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by AMollenhauer9
Tue Feb 25, 2020 12:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Chicago Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 937
Views: 138457

Re: Chicago Aviation Thread - 2020

It's been a few years since I've spotted at DL 757 at ORD.. 4-5 years off the top of my head, I think. Not sure if I've been unlucky or simply unaware? Does anyone what route the one below was flying, and is she a regular or was it a sub, or maybe DL's upgauged one of their routes recently? 5884803...

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by AMollenhauer9
Tue Feb 11, 2020 7:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: How is UA doing on SFO-YYZ?
Replies: 18
Views: 3637

Re: How is UA doing on SFO-YYZ?

I believe a large reason why Air Canada deploys wide-bodies on the route is the MAX grounding, they're low on capacity right now. AC regularly deployed widebodies on the YYZ-SFO and YYZ-LAX routes (among multiple other transborder routes) long before the MAX grounding happened. I think that's got m...

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by AMollenhauer9
Mon Feb 10, 2020 11:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet, Network, & Livery Thread - 2020
Replies: 4275
Views: 621404

Re: United Fleet, Network, & Livery Thread - 2020

N771UA exiting VCV as UA2746. N77066 entering as UA2745

738 N76529 entering AMA as UA2754

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by AMollenhauer9
Mon Feb 10, 2020 3:34 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet, Network, & Livery Thread - 2020
Replies: 4275
Views: 621404

Re: United Fleet, Network, & Livery Thread - 2020

738 N77295 scheduled to exit AMA 2/10 2697. No replacement showing for painting yet.

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by AMollenhauer9
Sun Feb 02, 2020 2:19 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Widebody capital now that China suspended
Replies: 43
Views: 6897

Re: Widebody capital now that China suspended

Just an anecdotal observation. Delta is running a 764 and an A333 on ATL-MSP tomorrow. Not a route that typically sees widebodies.

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by AMollenhauer9
Sat Feb 01, 2020 11:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet, Network, & Livery Thread - 2020
Replies: 4275
Views: 621404

Re: United Fleet, Network, & Livery Thread - 2020

My dad sent me a pic of N587UA today from SFO. I know there's no sense in painting it with limited lifespan left, but this bird is in bad shape.

http://imgur.com/gallery/xjJ9NSL

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by AMollenhauer9
Fri Jan 31, 2020 5:35 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Oregon Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 566
Views: 78786

Re: Oregon Aviation Thread - 2020

There was a segment on KTVZ last night regarding a Redmond City council meeting where the future of RDM was discussed. The airport director mentioned expanding the terminal to include more restaurants and shops as well as adding jet bridges. In its current configuration, I can't imagine jet bridges ...

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by AMollenhauer9
Tue Jan 21, 2020 1:21 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet, Network, & Livery Thread - 2020
Replies: 4275
Views: 621404

Re: United Fleet, Network, & Livery Thread - 2020

Looks like N879UA and N654UA both leaving LCQ tomorrow. N649UA going into LCQ.

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by AMollenhauer9
Sun Jan 19, 2020 8:21 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 3-6hr delays ORD
Replies: 43
Views: 7127

Re: 3-6hr delays ORD

I am not going to argue, but I still stand by my statement that MSP operates fairly well during snowstorms. Yes, 2 runways were closed during this snowstorm, but the airport typically operates on only 2 or 3 runways. Part of it is the deicing pads located near both ends of the two main runways allow...

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by AMollenhauer9
Sat Jan 18, 2020 5:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 3-6hr delays ORD
Replies: 43
Views: 7127

Re: 3-6hr delays ORD

The City of Chicago is incompetent when it comes to keeping a runway open. Downright awful. How the airlines continue to put up with this is beyond me. What major airport is able to keep all runways open during a snow storm? Before coming to Willis Tower I spent 18 years on the ramp at ORD and if t...

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by AMollenhauer9
Sat Dec 14, 2019 10:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet Repaint Thread
Replies: 267
Views: 65657

Re: United Fleet Repaint Thread

Here it is from David Rainone:

http://imgur.com/a/4Pxsvfw

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by AMollenhauer9
Sat Dec 14, 2019 7:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet Repaint Thread
Replies: 267
Views: 65657

Re: United Fleet Repaint Thread

Looks like the much awaited ship 1010 Actually this is Ship 1011. This one got painted at CHS... still no B1 as of yet. Ship 1010 ferried on B2 to FTW for painting..... still there. Currently on the CHS FAL are Ship 0975, followed by ship 1012. 1010 should be ferrying out in a little bit. Someone i...

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by AMollenhauer9
Thu Dec 12, 2019 10:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qantas Choose A35K for Project Sunrise
Replies: 24
Views: 2494

Re: Qantas Choose A351 for Project Sunrise

This should be the nail in the coffin for the 777-8.

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by AMollenhauer9
Thu Dec 12, 2019 8:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Freight Peak Season 2019 Discussion
Replies: 109
Views: 12657

Re: Freight Peak Season 2019 Discussion

It looks like N496MC is back to doing military flying after a few days at UPS.

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by AMollenhauer9
Fri Nov 22, 2019 6:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet/Network Thread - 2019
Replies: 3546
Views: 713213

Re: United Fleet/Network Thread - 2019

avi8 wrote:
So is there only one mainline line to paint the new livery?


Right now there are 3. 2 in AMA (1 Airbus 1 738) and then a 763 line in LCQ.

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by AMollenhauer9
Mon Nov 18, 2019 6:11 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet/Network Thread - 2019
Replies: 3546
Views: 713213

Re: United Fleet/Network Thread - 2019

Who knows where they will take place - VCV, FTW, LCQ, CWF? Seems like AMA does narrowbodies. LCQ can only handle up to a 763, and FTW only has one hangar. FTW is also almost always being used by Boeing to paint the new 787s. I would guess VCV, as they have 2 paint hangars capable of handling wide-b...

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by AMollenhauer9
Sun Nov 17, 2019 8:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet/Network Thread - 2019
Replies: 3546
Views: 713213

Re: United Fleet/Network Thread - 2019

The wings needed re-painting...... What is the point in just re-painting the wings? I know it is certainly cheaper than a total re-paint, but these aircraft are going to get a complete re-paint within a few years anyways. Aircraft was out of service for 10+ days anyways. It’s under warranty so why ...

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by AMollenhauer9
Sun Nov 17, 2019 7:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet/Network Thread - 2019
Replies: 3546
Views: 713213

Re: United Fleet/Network Thread - 2019

B789 N27959 en route VCV-IAD right now. Was this for a minor touch-up or the new livery? Been at VCV since 11/4. https://flightaware.com/live/flight/N27959 The wings needed re-painting...... What is the point in just re-painting the wings? I know it is certainly cheaper than a total re-paint, but t...

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by AMollenhauer9
Sun Nov 17, 2019 7:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet Repaint Thread
Replies: 267
Views: 65657

Re: United Fleet Repaint Thread

N37298 SKD out of AMA UA2750 @1930.

No replacement scheduled at this time. Not sure if the KLM 777 arriving there Thursday has anything to do with that.

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by AMollenhauer9
Sat Nov 16, 2019 6:19 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet/Network Thread - 2019
Replies: 3546
Views: 713213

Re: United Fleet/Network Thread - 2019

UAinAUS wrote:
UAX Update:


CR2:
N409AW exited the fleet, stored
N434AW exited the fleet, stored



This is interesting. They were putting more of these birds into service up until a year or two ago and they're already taking them out. I wonder what changed their minds.

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by AMollenhauer9
Sat Nov 09, 2019 11:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet/Network Thread - 2019
Replies: 3546
Views: 713213

Re: United Fleet/Network Thread - 2019

N877UA leaving AMA tonight UA2721. This might be the quickest paint job they have done so far.

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by AMollenhauer9
Thu Nov 07, 2019 5:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet Repaint Thread
Replies: 267
Views: 65657

Re: United Fleet Repaint Thread

N37298 into AMA this afternoon as UA2761.

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by AMollenhauer9
Tue Oct 29, 2019 6:58 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet Repaint Thread
Replies: 267
Views: 65657

Re: United Fleet Repaint Thread

763 N767UA UA2750 EWRLCQ 28OCT Supposedly also for paint... IAC does have a facility there so.... There is doubt on N36962 being painted at VCV... it’s scheduled time there seems too short (5NOV) :scratchchin: :confused: No way they are painting a 789 in less than 10 days. I would expect the first ...

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by AMollenhauer9
Tue Oct 15, 2019 5:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet Repaint Thread
Replies: 267
Views: 65657

Re: United Fleet Repaint Thread

Running update (sorry, fell a few days behind): A319 (1 painted, 0 in paint, 68 total): N876UA A320 (1 painted, 1 in paint, 97 total): N449UA -- N423UA - in paint B738 (6 painted, 0 in paint, 141 total): N13248 N14249 N26208 N37267 N39297 N73291 B752 (2 painted, 0 in paint, 54 total): N14102 N14106...

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by AMollenhauer9
Mon Oct 14, 2019 9:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet Repaint Thread
Replies: 267
Views: 65657

Re: United Fleet Repaint Thread

A320 N449UA scheduled out of AMA at 2350 as UA 2735.

A320 N423UA scheduled into AMA at 2300 as UA 2734.

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by AMollenhauer9
Thu Oct 10, 2019 6:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet/Network Thread - 2019
Replies: 3546
Views: 713213

Re: United Fleet/Network Thread - 2019

LGeneReese wrote:
AMollenhauer9 wrote:
Looks like GoJet N611QX ferried to AMA last night.

And 738 N73275 ferried IAHGYR last night as well... certainly not to retire. Could this be the StarWars.. or was that to be a 739ER?



The company United is using for painting is not at GYR.

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by AMollenhauer9
Thu Oct 10, 2019 4:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet/Network Thread - 2019
Replies: 3546
Views: 713213

Re: United Fleet/Network Thread - 2019

Looks like GoJet N611QX ferried to AMA last night.

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by AMollenhauer9
Mon Oct 07, 2019 6:09 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet Repaint Thread
Replies: 267
Views: 65657

Re: United Fleet Repaint Thread

Looks like N167GJ flew AMA-STL tonight as G7 7552. Nothing went into the paint shop for it and nothing scheduled. I'd have to imagine N449UA will be out sometime before the end of the week. Also looks like UA2730 B764 was scheduled to ferry EWR-VCV 10/7, but this has been cancelled. Perhaps they thi...

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by AMollenhauer9
Thu Oct 03, 2019 4:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet Repaint Thread
Replies: 267
Views: 65657

Re: United Fleet Repaint Thread

Does anybody know if there are plans to open a paint line elsewhere? The company they are using (IAC) has locations at VCV and LCQ.

It just seems like at the rate of 3-4 aircraft per month, the repaint is going to take a very long time.

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by AMollenhauer9
Thu Oct 03, 2019 3:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA98 ORD-LHR Diverts To... DFW?
Replies: 60
Views: 14343

Re: AA98 ORD-LHR Diverts To... DFW?

Adipocere wrote:
I wonder what the risk was that the crew decided it was unwise to fly the 3200mi from YUL to LHR but felt confident to keep the plane in the air for 1500mi from YUL to DFW...


Crossing an ocean comes to mind. May have been worried about the ETOPS capability.

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by AMollenhauer9
Sun Sep 22, 2019 4:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet Repaint Thread
Replies: 267
Views: 65657

Re: United Fleet Repaint Thread

Looks like the first A320 is supposed to go into AMA tonight. UA 2755 N449UA. A319 N876UA leaving this afternoon UA 2719.

Also, anyone know why they aren't painting any aircraft in VCV? Looks like the company that is doing it (IAC) has a VCV location too.

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by AMollenhauer9
Fri Sep 20, 2019 10:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet Repaint Thread
Replies: 267
Views: 65657

Re: United Fleet Repaint Thread

ocaviation wrote:
Apparently it was supposed to go on a photo/video flight with a test pilot crew that didn't make it. It should go out tomorrow with a regular line crew that brings in 14106. No photo/video flight.


The inbound flight for N14106 is cancelled as well.

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by AMollenhauer9
Wed Sep 18, 2019 6:08 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Another wide-body firefighting supertanker?
Replies: 69
Views: 13002

Re: Another wide-body firefighting supertanker?

A lot of the choice of aircraft/helicopter use comes down to the area. In mountainous areas with lakes, helicopters are certainly preferable as they can refill their buckets quite easily. If there are no lakes to refill in, it is advantageous to use the large tankers as this is the quickest way to d...

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by AMollenhauer9
Thu Aug 08, 2019 5:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: American Airlines Increases International Presence, Makes First Entrance Into Africa
Replies: 509
Views: 112551

Re: Updated: American Airlines Increases International Presence, Makes First Entrance Into Africa

After reading all of the comments about Doug Parker, the question I have is whether the unions now regret supporting Parker and his efforts to have US buy AA out of bankruptcy. Any thoughts? Of course, the unions initially like every AA CEO, grew to dislike him strongly, then missed him when the ne...

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by AMollenhauer9
Tue Jul 16, 2019 12:07 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DFW/ATL/IAH & Hawaiian Cities Nonstop
Replies: 48
Views: 7247

Re: DFW/ATL/IAH & Hawaiian Cities Nonstop

Tikchik wrote:

AA has a double daily ORD-HNL. 788



AA flies ORD-HNL for a couple of weeks once a day.

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by AMollenhauer9
Fri Jun 14, 2019 10:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Alaska/Horizon E175 Special Livery
Replies: 27
Views: 5943

Re: New Alaska/Horizon E175 Special Livery

Another Honoring Those Who Serve livery. Good on AS.

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by AMollenhauer9
Thu May 16, 2019 2:08 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Chicago Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 1170
Views: 221557

Re: Chicago Aviation Thread - 2019

There's a thread for it, but thought I'd post the routes American is inaugurating at ORD: Chicago O’Hare – St. Lucia eff 21DEC19 1 weekly 737-800 Chicago O’Hare – St. Thomas eff 21DEC19 1 weekly A319 https://www.routesonline.com/news/38/airlineroute/284339/american-schedules-caribbean-mexico-networ...

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by AMollenhauer9
Thu Mar 14, 2019 5:24 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Obscure airlines chartered for 737 Max grounding
Replies: 53
Views: 11944

Re: Obscure airlines chartered for 737 Max grounding

I believe that United still has slack in it's 787-10 fleet which should help.

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by AMollenhauer9
Mon Mar 11, 2019 3:53 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ethiopian Airlines 737MAX crashes enroute to Nairobi Q1 2019
Replies: 5479
Views: 753539

Re: Ethiopian Airlines 737MAX crashes enroute to Nairobi

braniff2hav wrote:
American Airlines is cancelling some 737 flights for tomorrow, 11Mar. I see two cancelled out of MSY to DFW, DFW LAX, DFW SEA, SLC, MSP and many other routes.


None of these are MAX aircraft. They had to cancel some 737-800 flights for other reasons.

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by AMollenhauer9
Sat Dec 15, 2018 8:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AN-124 at ORD 12/14/2018
Replies: 1
Views: 523

Re: AN-124 at ORD 12/14/2018

Saw an AN-124 pass right in front of the 739 I was on as we were waiting in line for take off. That Russian flag on its big tail was an interesting sight. This was at ORD yesterday 12/14 at about 10 PM. Any one know where it came from and why it was at ORD? Couldn't find it on flightaware. It came ...

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by AMollenhauer9
Tue Aug 21, 2018 6:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Chicago Aviation News - 2018
Replies: 1431
Views: 171651

Re: Chicago Aviation News - 2018

Japan is adding 4 more weekly flights from June to September of next year. Either 77W or 787-8 I would guess.

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by AMollenhauer9
Wed Aug 08, 2018 5:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Chicago Aviation News - 2018
Replies: 1431
Views: 171651

Re: Chicago Aviation News - 2018

Looks like Spirit dropped MSP-ORD back in April. As the article says, it was done "quietly." Sounds like the route has a little too much competition: I believe Frontier started operating it in April...huh coincidence? https://bringmethenews.com/minnesota-lifestyle/spirit-quietly-ended-its...

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by AMollenhauer9
Fri May 25, 2018 3:04 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Chicago Aviation News - 2018
Replies: 1431
Views: 171651

Re: Chicago Aviation News - 2018 no

United787 wrote:
Has anyone noticed that UA's fares out of ORD have gotten ridiculously more expensive than AA?


It's been this way for as long as I can remember. It stinks because I much prefer flying UA over AA.

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by AMollenhauer9
Wed May 09, 2018 7:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Chicago Aviation News - 2018
Replies: 1431
Views: 171651

Re: Chicago Aviation News - 2018

Is runway 4R/22L even used anymore? I remember regularly seeing JL 747's and Northwest Cargo 747's, among others, lining up to land on 4R by the minute around 10 years ago. Yes! They still use it for takeoffs all the time. But never for landing anymore. At least not under any normal ops. They still...

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by AMollenhauer9
Tue May 08, 2018 9:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 787 Production/Delivery Thread - 2018
Replies: 1177
Views: 316315

Re: 787 Production/Delivery Thread - 2018

Does anyone know why RJ didn't take JY-BAI?

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by AMollenhauer9
Tue May 08, 2018 1:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA to Initially Base 787-10 at EWR
Replies: 75
Views: 3722

Re: UA to Initially Base 787-10 at EWR

So ORD will be the only UA hub without 787 service. They'll be flying the 767s to ORD until they're falling apart.

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by AMollenhauer9
Fri May 04, 2018 2:51 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What's up with Spirit Airlines?
Replies: 28
Views: 4394

Re: What's up with Spirit Airlines?

I feel later this year NK will roll out wifi and other perks.. thats when they truly be taken seriously as a Domestic and International carrier... they are just so behind at this point. Worth nothing they are consistently #1 to #3 on time airlines and a pretty descent completion static since about ...

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by AMollenhauer9
Sat Mar 24, 2018 2:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AC A330 Fleet News and Updates Discussion Thread - 2019
Replies: 398
Views: 125650

Re: Air Canada will add 4 more A330-300'S in 2019

JannEejit wrote:
More ex Air Berlin fleet by any chance, or were those all 332's ?


Those were all A330-200s. I've heard these aircraft will be coming from SQ.

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by AMollenhauer9
Fri Mar 09, 2018 10:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Spirit Airlines Computer system down
Replies: 8
Views: 2396

Spirit Airlines Computer system down

I’m waiting to board my Spirit flight at MSP and it was just announced that the computers are down. Apparently they’re down nationwide as there are no departures, only arrivals.

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by AMollenhauer9
Fri Jan 26, 2018 5:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alaska Fleet Repaint Thread
Replies: 873
Views: 200536

Re: Alaska Airlines starts repainting Airbus fleet

32andBelow wrote:
They need to put WiFi in the E175s. That was the biggest oversight ever. These are not short flights, some are over 3 hours.


They already have WiFi. https://www.alaskaair.com/content/travel-info/our-aircraft/e175

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