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by USAirKid
Wed Jul 17, 2019 10:46 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: pax uses feet to operate in-flight screen
Replies: 16
Views: 2360

Re: pax uses feet to operate in-flight screen

This is why I prefer airlines without IFE.

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by USAirKid
Thu Jul 11, 2019 6:25 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Atlanta Mayor OK's Smoking Ban at ATL
Replies: 189
Views: 13488

Re: Atlanta Mayor OK's Smoking Ban at ATL

I'm surprised they didn't try charging admission to the smokers rooms... You know, lets bring in some revenue.

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by USAirKid
Sun Jul 07, 2019 5:45 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AS Fleet Repaint Thread
Replies: 786
Views: 174458

Re: Alaska Airlines repaints Airbus fleet

It must have required a full repaint of the engines given the amount of time spent there. Too bad they didn't have the foresight to use a decal, but at least they kept the livery. On another note, I was in Seattle last week and noticed most of the 737s still have the Proudly All Boeing marks on the...

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by USAirKid
Thu Jun 27, 2019 5:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Mr. Airbus passes away
Replies: 1
Views: 902

Re: Mr. Airbus passes away

viewtopic.php?t=1425693
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Hello, there already is another thread regarding his death.

viewtopic.php?t=1425693

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by USAirKid
Thu Jun 27, 2019 6:31 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AS To Scale Down BLI to Just SEA, Ends Hawaii
Replies: 20
Views: 7491

Re: AS To Scale Down BLI to Just SEA, Ends Hawaii

I'm surprised they're keeping 4-5 flights per day to SEA. The new year round services at Paine Field to LAS and PDX will likely give them better yields with north of Seattle originating passengers also utilizing it. It's only a one hour drive from Bellingham to PAE, and the cost conscious Canadian ...

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by USAirKid
Wed Jun 26, 2019 7:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AS expands presence at DAL
Replies: 228
Views: 29979

Re: AS expands presence at DAL

As maybe many expected, these increases have been pulled out of the schedule before ever being flown This is being done strategically due to ongoing litigation in Dallas that is threatening the likelihood of being able to use both gates, so rather than having to possibly cancel and reschedule guest...

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by USAirKid
Wed Jun 26, 2019 4:27 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: How Long Did It Take American to Retire the TWA Brand?
Replies: 53
Views: 9675

Re: How Long Did It Take American to Retire the TWA Brand?

I’m sure that there will be plenty of TWA aircraft with the relaunch that will obviously happen, given that it’s the airline business! **Cough** Pan Am, People Express, Midwest, Wow Air, Eastern, and Frontier **Cough** There will not be a relaunch of TWA given that AA owns, and actively uses the TW...

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by USAirKid
Tue Jun 25, 2019 5:19 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: How Long Did It Take American to Retire the TWA Brand?
Replies: 53
Views: 9675

Re: How Long Did It Take American to Retire the TWA Brand?

They actually didn't buy the airline, AMR bought the assets out of the 3rd time Ch11 filing by TWA. When a company goes into Chapter 7 Bankruptcy proceedings, its assets become an "estate" that is controlled by the Bankruptcy Court. ... Lastly, note TW was Chapter 7. That's liquidation. N...

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by USAirKid
Tue Jun 25, 2019 5:09 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What happened to the proposed UA/US merger in the early 2000s?
Replies: 42
Views: 4869

Re: What happened to the proposed UA/US merger in the early 2000s?

Here are some interesting quotes from an AA press release from January 2001 : American also announced that it has agreed to acquire certain key strategic US Airways assets, including 14 gates, 36 slots, 66 owned aircraft and an additional 20 leased aircraft, as well as to lease the gates and slots n...

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by USAirKid
Tue Jun 25, 2019 4:59 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What happened to the proposed UA/US merger in the early 2000s?
Replies: 42
Views: 4869

Re: What happened to the proposed UA/US merger in the early 2000s?

AA didn't buy TW per se. AA bought the assets they wanted when TW declared Chapter 11. The primary reason for the TW merger being structured as an asset purchase wasn't antitrust clearance, though. AA bought TWA's assets to avoid being saddled with Carl Icahn's predatory Karabu ticketing agreement ...

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by USAirKid
Sun Jun 23, 2019 2:47 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AS Fleet Repaint Thread
Replies: 786
Views: 174458

Re: Alaska Airlines repaints Airbus fleet

A housekeeping question. 922, the last AS Airbus has been put into the AS livery, and the More to Love planes have had the VX logo taken off of them, is it time to retitle this thread, or perhaps close it and start a new one?

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by USAirKid
Wed Jun 19, 2019 10:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United 757-200 hard landing at EWR
Replies: 166
Views: 39353

Re: United 757-200 hard landing at EWR

EWRamp wrote:
Image

Here's a better picture for everyone's enjoyment


Some speedtape should fix that right up.

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by USAirKid
Tue Jun 18, 2019 4:15 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Comparing FedEx vs UPS air operations and fleet
Replies: 18
Views: 2131

Re: Comparing FedEx vs UPS air operations and fleet

I'd push back against your assertion that FedEx doesn't use trucks for Express. I briefly worked for a trucking carrier that had a major contract for Airborne Express, something like 50% of the 2-day package volume could be moved without ever touching an airplane. Moving freight by truck is much che...

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by USAirKid
Sun Jun 16, 2019 5:08 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United 757-200 hard landing at EWR
Replies: 166
Views: 39353

Re: What’s the emergency at EWR?

That will leave a nasty mark! The question is if that’s repairable. Did the main gear blow out to cause the nose gear to smash onto the runway? I see single runway operations when EWR reopens. It's repairable, even if they need to cut off the nose and graft on a new one. More extreme things have be...

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by USAirKid
Sat Jun 15, 2019 9:31 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Is regulatory approval required for livery changes?
Replies: 59
Views: 7585

Re: Is regulatory approval required for livery changes?

There are certainly some regulations. The reg number needs to be a specified font and minimum size and in a specified location, there needs to be a contrasting border around all doors. And I think there's a rule that the name of the airline has to appear prominently on the airframe if they are part...

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by USAirKid
Mon Jun 10, 2019 4:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta saves the day with free charter
Replies: 113
Views: 19758

Re: Delta saves the day with free charter

Which Delta Connection carrier operated his flight?

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by USAirKid
Sat Jun 08, 2019 8:38 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Whay do the many 747-4xx number variations mean
Replies: 12
Views: 2006

Re: Whay do the many 747-4xx number variations mean

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_B ... omer_codes

Not just specific to the 747.

Specific to all aircraft prior to the 777


Including the 777 and all prior 7x7 series aircraft, excluding the 747-8, 787, 737Max, and 777X which will/do not have customer codes.
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JQ321 wrote:
afterburner33 wrote:
Boeing customer codes.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_B ... omer_codes

Not just specific to the 747.

Specific to all aircraft prior to the 777


Including the 777 and all prior 7x7 series aircraft, excluding the 747-8, 787, 737Max, and 777X which will/do not have customer codes.

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by USAirKid
Sat Jun 08, 2019 8:36 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alaska to announce new Paine Field route this week, along with other changes (June 3rd, 2019)
Replies: 94
Views: 11722

Re: Alaska to announce new Paine Field route this week, along with other changes (June 3rd, 2019)

I've never had to pick up a friend at the airport during one of those busy times, but I have a strategy I'd employ that nicely avoids tall of the mess on Airport Expressway, the overcrowded cell phone lot, and the crazy backups on Arrivals Dr, plus it doesn't require that you pay anyone any additio...

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by USAirKid
Thu Jun 06, 2019 6:49 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alaska to announce new Paine Field route this week, along with other changes (June 3rd, 2019)
Replies: 94
Views: 11722

Re: Alaska to announce new Paine Field route this week, along with other changes (June 3rd, 2019)

Ever picked someone up at SEA, especially on a summer evening? I do know someone who looked at PAE-PDX-OAK and said it was a four hour connection. I would think SMF is a candidate for PAE service also. I loved to drive out their at 11:30pm, pouring down rain, traffic backed up down the freeway, peo...

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by USAirKid
Fri May 31, 2019 5:57 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: How Long Did It Take American to Retire the TWA Brand?
Replies: 53
Views: 9675

Re: How Long Did It Take American to Retire the TWA Brand?

Bought the airline, parked the planes, laid off the employees, and closed the hubs. How in the hell this got past regulators is still beyond me. Letting the company die a natural death and get liquidated would have been kinder. Umm. There was this small thing called September 11th that happened tha...

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by USAirKid
Mon May 27, 2019 11:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumor: AS trying to get B6
Replies: 302
Views: 41746

Re: Rumor: AS trying to get B6

B6 is a beloved brand (no one, not even AS has as many JD powers) Again, I’ll bet you $100 that AS earns their 12th straight JD Power award next week. ... and JetBlue will probably win their 15th... https://www.jetblue.com/about/ourcompany/awards.aspx/ . AS has won 11 JD Power awards in its 87 year...

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by USAirKid
Sun May 26, 2019 7:35 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumor: AS trying to get B6
Replies: 302
Views: 41746

Re: AS trying to get B6

Only eleven? Try twelve like B6. This is all so mind-numbingly stupid. It’s almost embarrassing to watch. My mom gave my airline 15 stars. Come fly with PNW Airlines! Our fleet consists of 744s, 742s, A330-300s, two Concorde's, a bunch of 737-800s and God knows whatelse my eleven year old mind came...

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by USAirKid
Wed May 22, 2019 3:30 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumor: American Airlines To Bring Back Seatback IFEs On Domestic Aircraft
Replies: 180
Views: 22306

Re: Rumor: American Airlines To Bring Back Seatback IFEs On Domestic Aircraft

https://onemileatatime.com/american-suspends-737-refresh-program/ Oasis conversions officially put on hold until 2020. Nothing on IFEs but it’s nice to see. There must be some changes coming to the Oasis project if its on hold until next year. My guess it has nothing to do with IFE but something to...

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by USAirKid
Mon May 20, 2019 5:07 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumor: American Airlines To Bring Back Seatback IFEs On Domestic Aircraft
Replies: 180
Views: 22306

Re: Rumor: American Airlines To Bring Back Seatback IFEs On Domestic Aircraft

https://twitter.com/xJonNYC/status/1129939690197573632 Anyone want to take a crack at that rumor? If it doesn't mean Amazon (which someone had suggested) I am stumped. I usually take "A through Z" to mean "to include everything". He address that it isn’t Amazon in this tweet htt...

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by USAirKid
Sun May 19, 2019 2:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Greater Seattle Airport
Replies: 111
Views: 11710

Re: New Greater Seattle Airport

Could we possibly get an LCC terminal built near i5 at BFI for Southwest, Spirit, or any other O/D traffic carriers? There appear to be some garages next to the AA 727 on Google Earth that could be demolished. I’m not 100% sure what you’re looking at, but I’m pretty sure that those garages are the ...

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by USAirKid
Sun May 19, 2019 3:26 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumor: American Airlines To Bring Back Seatback IFEs On Domestic Aircraft
Replies: 180
Views: 22306

Re: Rumor: American Airlines To Bring Back Seatback IFEs On Domestic Aircraft

Even seatback IFE are basically custom built WiFi devices(tablets) of smaller size low res display. Can some with IFE technology or maintenance experience comment on advantages of having Thales/Panasonic (vs) mounting iPad pro(Gen 1) 12.9 tablet? Is it a certification issue or tablets are less dura...

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by USAirKid
Sat May 18, 2019 5:14 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumor: American Airlines To Bring Back Seatback IFEs On Domestic Aircraft
Replies: 180
Views: 22306

Re: Rumor: American Airlines To Bring Back Seatback IFEs On Domestic Aircraft

I’d actually pay a bit more to be on a flight without IFE. Since the screen is there more people use it, and I find TVs to be awfully distracting. My preference is the AS solution. Free streaming entertainment, tablet clips, and tablets to rent on flights that are long enough for it to make a differ...

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by USAirKid
Wed May 15, 2019 6:16 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AS Fleet Repaint Thread
Replies: 786
Views: 174458

Re: Alaska Airlines repaints Airbus fleet

Folks, N923VA was literally just repainted following the cabin refresh a couple of weeks ago. I should hope it still looks brand new. It was the last A21N delivered in VX livery. N923VA was literally the very first "word" in this entire thread, as the last bird delivered in VX colors. Mak...

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by USAirKid
Wed May 15, 2019 6:12 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Amazon Fleet Discussion - 2019
Replies: 565
Views: 78793

Re: Amazon Fleet Discussion - 2019

It will be interesting to see how will the shipping industry react to Amazon's new One-Day Prime shipping. Amazon will need to build up its air network to handle its overnight and maybe add more Sortation Centers and Delivery Stations, plus perhaps some additional volume may move through UPS Next D...

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by USAirKid
Sat May 11, 2019 7:02 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AS Fleet Repaint Thread
Replies: 786
Views: 174458

Re: Alaska Airlines repaints Airbus fleet

hiflyeras wrote:
I was surprised to see at SEA today an AS 737-800 in the 'old' paint scheme. I wonder how many are left unpainted amongst the Boeing airframes?


I’d expect that they’ll get to those a bit later. I’m sure there was a push to retire the VX livery.

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by USAirKid
Sun May 05, 2019 8:27 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Airline owning a airport
Replies: 60
Views: 7030

Re: Airline owning a airport

AFAIK, Alaska airlines owns a terminal or two (if not a whole airport) in Alaska. I just spent a little bit of time, but I wasn't able to find a source for this.

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by USAirKid
Sun May 05, 2019 8:15 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Airline owning a airport
Replies: 60
Views: 7030

Re: Airline owning a airport

Chapter 11 bankruptcy protects an entity and allows for reorganization with a bank lien/security interest. No government bailout there... True, but that doesn't stop many aroud the world from labeling it as a bailout. I've seen it many times Fine........but don't expect people to not correct you ou...

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by USAirKid
Mon Apr 29, 2019 5:18 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Airlines could return to Tel Aviv (TLV)?
Replies: 50
Views: 7648

Re: American Airlines could return to Tel Aviv (TLV)?

AA as far as I know does not owe money to the Israeli gov't. Rather they owe money (some $15-20 million) under Israeli labor law to the 80 TWA employees who were terminated when AA discontinued TWA's TLV flights upon acquiring TWA. Many of the 80 employees had greater than 25 years seniority and we...

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by USAirKid
Sun Apr 28, 2019 6:35 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Amazon Fleet Discussion - 2019
Replies: 565
Views: 78793

Re: Amazon Fleet Discussion - 2019

Will 1 day delivery be more facilitated by more air freight, or by having the 10K (25K?) most commonly ordered items stockpiled in more places? My expectation that a majority of this will be facilitated by having the most commonly ordered items in stock at more fulfillment centers. There will be in...

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by USAirKid
Sat Apr 27, 2019 7:59 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Amazon Fleet Discussion - 2019
Replies: 565
Views: 78793

Re: Amazon Fleet Discussion - 2019

Will 1 day delivery be more facilitated by more air freight, or by having the 10K (25K?) most commonly ordered items stockpiled in more places? My expectation that a majority of this will be facilitated by having the most commonly ordered items in stock at more fulfillment centers. There will be in...

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by USAirKid
Sat Apr 20, 2019 2:58 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA300 JFK-LAX Hits object on takeoff!
Replies: 150
Views: 44835

Re: AA300 JFK-LAX Hits object on takeoff!

https://airwaysmag.com/wp-content/uploa ... x365_c.jpg


Not to mention they had an Airbus in the 1970-2013 livery, juxtaposed against photos of it in the lovely ugly flag colors livery.
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Boof02671 wrote:
Nose gear under L2?

Um no and no double bogey

https://airwaysmag.com/wp-content/uploa ... x365_c.jpg


Not to mention they had an Airbus in the 1970-2013 livery, juxtaposed against photos of it in the lovely ugly flag colors livery.

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by USAirKid
Sat Apr 20, 2019 2:45 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: San Juan Airlines to Serve PAE
Replies: 32
Views: 4301

Re: San Juan Airlines to Serve PAE

crj900lr wrote:
This airline reminds me of that sit-com that was on back in maybe the late 80's early 90's. The airline flew around MVY and ACK and places like that. I can't think of the name of the show. Was a half hour show on Wednesdays I believe, maybe on NBC.



It was called Wings.

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by USAirKid
Fri Apr 19, 2019 6:14 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta looking into accelerating MD-90 retirement
Replies: 203
Views: 29547

Re: Delta looking into accelerating MD-90 retirement

Pretty sure others state above this is not correct. DL now has leases directly with Boeing Capital, they are not subleases from WN. No, they’re still subleased from WN. Per WN and DL’s 10K filings: DL took 88 717 from WN. 78 of these aircraft were subleased from WN (owned by Boeing Capital), the ot...

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by USAirKid
Tue Apr 16, 2019 2:22 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why Does WN Avoid Redeye Flights
Replies: 55
Views: 10924

Re: Why Does WN Avoid Redeye Flights

Yflyer wrote:
n562wn wrote:
MO11 wrote:
Mboyle is correct.


Actually, he's not.


This isn't an argument; it's just contradiction.


I came here for an argument!

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by USAirKid
Sun Apr 14, 2019 2:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United announces Star Wars Logo Jet
Replies: 61
Views: 11554

Re: United announces Star Wars Logo Jet

aden23 wrote:
Will customers be getting a discount for flying inside of a giant advertisement?

Or do the profits only go to upper level management?


Nah. Unless you're flying on Janet, every airliner passenger is flying inside of a giant advertisement...

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by USAirKid
Sun Apr 14, 2019 12:43 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Should Alaska Airlines start long-haul sevices?
Replies: 12
Views: 2254

Re: Should Alaska Airlines start long-haul sevices?

With JetBlue set to enter the intercontinental market from the US, is it time for Alaska Airlines to do the same? Obviously, to start nonstop intercontinental service to Europe or Asia, they would need to purchase a widebody aircraft, which would be an obstacle that JetBlue doesn't have to clear. A...

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by USAirKid
Fri Apr 12, 2019 1:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta looking into accelerating MD-90 retirement
Replies: 203
Views: 29547

Re: Delta looking into accelerating MD-90 retirement

Does anyone know the lease arrangement on the 717's from Southwest? This will be the trigger for retirement. From what I have read, Delta got the 717 really cheap from Southwest, so I am guessing they are pretty profitable. I looked this up a year or two ago. The 717s that DL are subleasing from WN...

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by USAirKid
Wed Apr 10, 2019 11:30 am
Forum: Aviation Hobby
Topic: Site that lets you view all routes of an airline on a single map
Replies: 18
Views: 6656

Re: Site that lets you view all routes of an airline on a single map

I've also been disappointed to see that a number of airlines (e.g. WN, AA, AF and now UA for domestic) don't even show routes on their airline magazine route maps—just destination cities. I remember back in the 1990s when US did have a route map that showed every route they flew. The northeastern U...

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by USAirKid
Wed Apr 10, 2019 3:28 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AS Fleet Repaint Thread
Replies: 786
Views: 174458

Re: Alaska Airlines repaints Airbus fleet

What was the point again of putting N924VA in that ugly white tail livery again? Every photo I could find of it, still had it with the Alaska logo on it, so why didn't they just paint it into the main livery? It is in mainline livery now, since it came out of VCV on Saturday. The pic on jetphotos i...

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by USAirKid
Tue Apr 09, 2019 8:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AS Fleet Repaint Thread
Replies: 786
Views: 174458

Re: Alaska Airlines repaints Airbus fleet

dennisho115 wrote:
jgcotter wrote:
Anyone have eyes on N924VA yet in the new livery?


There is a picture on jetphotos.com


What was the point again of putting N924VA in that ugly white tail livery again? Every photo I could find of it, still had it with the Alaska logo on it, so why didn't they just paint it into the main livery?

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by USAirKid
Fri Apr 05, 2019 8:00 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why didn't WN ever operate the 737-400?
Replies: 39
Views: 6182

Re: Why did WN never operate any 737-400?

WN never operated the 717. They all went straight to DL via sublease. No 717 ever saw a WN livery or operated a WN flight. Operating for a carrier owned by WN doesn’t really count. AirTran was a virtual airline for the months before their merger. http://web.archive.org/web/20141225213806/https://en...

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by USAirKid
Thu Apr 04, 2019 7:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: N410WN with incorrectly painted winglet?
Replies: 17
Views: 3133

Re: N410WN with incorrectly painted winglet?

Image: https://www.jetphotos.com/photo/9255718 Thank you for supplying the image. I was not able to take a good photo of it during my flight since it was super dark. Also, this photo dates to January, meaning this winglet has been like this for months now..? It took me a while to spot the differenc...

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by USAirKid
Thu Apr 04, 2019 6:26 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Amazon Fleet Discussion - 2019
Replies: 565
Views: 78793

Re: Amazon Fleet Discussion - 2019

So when is the point going to be reached when the FAA forces Amazon to take their operations in house? It seems like Amazon is almost to the point that UPS reached before the FAA stepped in and made them create their own airline rather than contract it out. I've seen this come up a few times. The t...

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by USAirKid
Tue Apr 02, 2019 4:16 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: First 737MAX10 fuselage arrives for final assembly
Replies: 96
Views: 17732

Re: First 737MAX10 fuselage arrives for final assembly

Furthermore those railroad cars carrying the fuselages seems to be a of very standardized type. Correct me if I am wrong. AFAIK Boeing owns the rail cars that the 737 fuselages ride on. They’re probably related to a standard type, but custom built to have attachment points, etc. If you look closely...

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by USAirKid
Mon Mar 11, 2019 6:28 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest Files Lawsuit Against Mechanics Union
Replies: 115
Views: 16086

Re: Southwest Files Lawsuit Against Mechanics Union

Shut them down for six months while both sides come to an agreement. No revenue for the company, no income for the employees. Both sides will be motivated to reach an agreement. Southwest has a good balance sheet, but that would result in Chapter 11 or 7 pretty quick. Some of the employees might vi...

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