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by ChristopherS
Mon Jul 22, 2019 7:01 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WOW Cargo Alliance?
Replies: 5
Views: 992

Re: WOW Cargo Alliance?

KFTG wrote:
Did you bother to read the Wikipedia article you linked to?

The article presents the information as if they're still operating. It doesn't seem that's the case but I can't find any information beyond that.

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by ChristopherS
Mon Jul 22, 2019 5:49 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WOW Cargo Alliance?
Replies: 5
Views: 992

WOW Cargo Alliance?

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/WOW_Alliance Does anybody know what this group is or was? Is the alliance still alive? I haven't found any news of disbanding in a google search, and the only news or articles I've found about the group at all are almost a decade and a half old. Any knowledge would be a...

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by ChristopherS
Sun Aug 26, 2018 1:14 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: B747-SP for sale, just $9.5m
Replies: 64
Views: 13225

Re: B747-SP for sale, just $9.5m

Man, the Qatari famy must really be hurting, selling of the two Anet favorite variants of the 747! http://www.thedrive.com/the-war-zone/23001/qatari-royal-flight-747-8i-jumbo-jet-is-up-for-sale-and-yes-there-are-interior-pictures I haven't been following Qatar much recently, any particular reason th...

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by ChristopherS
Mon Aug 13, 2018 12:31 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: How would you make a SAA new fleet?
Replies: 23
Views: 4688

Re: SAA new fleet!

If you were the CEO of SAA and had the choice of choosing the fleet, what would you choose. If I were the CEO I'd close down the company, sell all of the fleet except for one A346, and use the funds to make it a private jet. I also wouldn't have to worry about JHB's altitude, seeing as I'd need to ...

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by ChristopherS
Tue Jun 19, 2018 9:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Wells Fargo sues AA for not returning leased planes on time
Replies: 65
Views: 11164

Re: Wells Fargo sues AA for not returning leased planes on time

Sounds like some typical corporate head butting that WF decided to take public. What is WF losing by not getting those planes back on time? Is there some other airline that is on pins and needles waiting for the plane? Like the good ole days of VHS tapes when someone just happened to return a hot n...

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by ChristopherS
Mon Jun 18, 2018 4:17 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Airlines That Still Fly The Airbus A310 (Passenger Only) As Of June 2018
Replies: 16
Views: 3590

Re: Airlines That Still Fly The Airbus A310 (Passenger Only) As Of June 2018

One of Tarom's A310 stored at OTP is apparently getting a new owner, current reg EK31001. Didn't look like it was converted to cargo. According to Planespotters, the Tarom A310 pair is supposedly going to a new airline "Armenia Airways." https://m.planespotters.net/airline/Armenia-Airways

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by ChristopherS
Thu Jun 14, 2018 3:45 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What airliner is this?
Replies: 62
Views: 9379

Re: What airliner is this?

Almost definitely an Avianca Brand, here's a view of their curtains from business class.
If it's an A318, would we know for sure it's AV and not Avianca Brazil?
https://www.waytofly.com/img/business-class/AV/business.jpg

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by ChristopherS
Wed May 16, 2018 4:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Bloomberg Article on Second Lives of 747s
Replies: 11
Views: 3196

Bloomberg Article on Second Lives of 747s

https://www.bloomberg.com/amp/news/articles/2018-05-16/boeing-747s-given-up-for-dead-find-new-life-in-air-cargo-surge Am I wrong in doubting the claim that operators "rushing to snap up the aging jumbo jets?" Sure, there's been growth in cargo activity overall, but the boneyard 747s don't ...

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by ChristopherS
Tue Apr 24, 2018 4:47 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Passenger Forcibly Removed off an AA Flight @ MIA
Replies: 42
Views: 5984

Re: Passenger Forcibly Removed off an AA Flight @ MIA

You mean like the guy who was killed while being subdued? That is a very slippery slope to walk. The ‘guy who was killed while being subdued’? Wanna include some specifics in your reply? Passengers aren’t as likely to sit still and do nothing after the events of 9/11 if some nutcase starts making a...

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by ChristopherS
Wed Mar 21, 2018 9:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta screws the pooch.
Replies: 2
Views: 781

Re: Delta screws the pooch.

After the recent incidents, I was scared the title of this post wasn't an exaggeration...

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by ChristopherS
Fri Jan 26, 2018 5:32 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Etihad to retire A330 freighter fleet
Replies: 57
Views: 14802

Re: Etihad to retire A330 freighter fleet

Max Q wrote:
Not too many A330F’s are there ?


Who else operates them ?

Not too many, Turkish and MNG, three of the Aviancas, Hong Kong, Qatar, and Malaysia. I doubt it'll be long before these frames are snatched up though, if I had to guess it'd probably be HK and/or Turkish.

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by ChristopherS
Sun Jul 16, 2017 5:13 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Next new international carrier/route for SJC?
Replies: 31
Views: 4480

Re: Next new international carrier/route for SJC?

IMHO, Given the California Salvadorean/Central American demographics AV should be studying by now SAL-SJC/ONT plus SAL-PHX/LAS. As a Bay Area Salvadoreño (Who's actually taking SFO-SAL next week), Avianca would be much better off going to OAK, the area has much larger Central America demos than SJC...

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by ChristopherS
Sat May 20, 2017 7:09 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Cities with alternate airports
Replies: 44
Views: 4115

Re: Cities with alternate airports

They're not legally in the same city, but it's a very official alternate airport... OAK to SFO

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by ChristopherS
Sun May 14, 2017 7:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Here we go again -- B6's turn in the barrel
Replies: 39
Views: 8704

Re: Here we go again -- B6's turn in the barrel

Not even the angel airlines seems to be safe from publicity scandals this year... I'll bet money Alaska is next

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by ChristopherS
Wed Apr 05, 2017 4:21 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United "coolest" airline for teenagers in brand study by Google
Replies: 52
Views: 6296

Re: United "coolest" airline for teenagers in brand study by Google

I think awareness is more important than is given credit. I'm a teenager who lives in the Bay Area, and I can say with certainty that a large percentage of my peers haven't even heard of Virgin America. As someone who's converted to an avgeek relatively recently (about a year ago), I hadn't develope...

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by ChristopherS
Wed Mar 29, 2017 6:55 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Pan Am / TWA aircraft still flying
Replies: 14
Views: 8458

Re: Pan Am / TWA aircraft still flying

Until last October, there was a Pan Am A300 flying for Brazilian cargo carrier Sterna Linhas, but it went off the runway at Recife and has sat there ever since. This was their only aircraft at the time, and the accident esentially killed the airline before even a year in the air.

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by ChristopherS
Tue Mar 28, 2017 1:17 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Brazil tribe gets compensation for plane crash over Amazon forest (GOL 1907)
Replies: 23
Views: 2529

Re: Brazil tribe gets compensation for plane crash over Amazon forest (GOL 1907)

Why is Gol paying? Both the NTSB and the Brazilian investigators agreed (to some extent) that there should have been far more blame put on the (government owned) ATC and Embraer pilots.

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by ChristopherS
Sat Mar 25, 2017 6:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Canada and the A340-500?
Replies: 36
Views: 11270

Re: Air Canada and the A340-500?

accargofra wrote:
C-GKOL was hardly damaged by TAM and parts were taken out to get C-GKOM airworthy, then broken up at GIG :(

Image

How was it damaged? Can't find much online.

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by ChristopherS
Mon Mar 20, 2017 9:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: US/UK banning electronics in cabin from multiple Middle East/African countries
Replies: 411
Views: 41727

Re: Royal Jordanian banning electronics in cabin on US flights

https://twitter.com/Saudi_Airlines/stat ... 1795926016
Can anybody translate the image in their tweet?
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Confirmed: Saudia also has electronic ban.
https://twitter.com/Saudi_Airlines/stat ... 1795926016
Can anybody translate the image in their tweet?

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by ChristopherS
Sun Mar 19, 2017 6:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: When was the last US widebody to LAX?
Replies: 17
Views: 4557

Re: When was the last US widebody to LAX?

747d10 wrote:
Today, actually. Delta flies 3 x 767 (400s and 300) from JFK, 1 x 777 from ATL.

No, he means US as in US Airways

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by ChristopherS
Sat Mar 18, 2017 9:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA and the American flag
Replies: 24
Views: 7633

Re: AA and the American flag

VX technically has the flag too, on its wintip/let :D

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by ChristopherS
Sun Feb 26, 2017 5:28 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why do some regional jets not have airline branding?
Replies: 3
Views: 1265

Re: Why do some regional jets not have airline branding?

I know that some Skywest CRJs painted in the Skywest liveries do runs for the big 3 sometimes, but Skywest does have quite a few more flights operated seperate from other brands compared to other regionals. Those are what these planes are usually for.

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by ChristopherS
Wed Feb 22, 2017 4:44 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ukraine Int'l Airlines getting B777s?
Replies: 46
Views: 11117

Re: Ukraine Int'l Airlines getting B777s?

PatrickZ80 wrote:
but for the comfort I'd prefer Norwegian.

That's not a phrase said often on A.net :lol:

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by ChristopherS
Thu Feb 16, 2017 1:37 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Sunwing 737-800 grounded in FLL
Replies: 2
Views: 1875

Re: Sunwing 737-800 grounded in FLL

No, this one

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by ChristopherS
Mon Feb 13, 2017 11:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA A318 flight grounded after engineers download wrong map
Replies: 22
Views: 6394

Re: BA A318 flight grounded after engineers download wrong map

One of the passengers mentions that they had "too much fuel" to land back in city... This is clear a bs excuse by BA to not have to waste fuel, they could easily burn it off on the way back, or go to another London airport. But just curious, how much would the fuel waste costs have been co...

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by ChristopherS
Sat Feb 11, 2017 11:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Elal 747 In TWA Colors? 1988 ( Video )
Replies: 8
Views: 3837

Re: Elal 747 In TWA Colors? 1988 ( Video )

It went to Family Airlines in 1993 an02155860215586d Family only had this one aircraft and their business model was to fly internationally on charters with a butt in every seat and very low fares. They never flew even one flight and this a/c was broken up in Mohav. Close, they tried to fly domestic...

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by ChristopherS
Sat Feb 11, 2017 7:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Elal 747 In TWA Colors? 1988 ( Video )
Replies: 8
Views: 3837

Re: Elal 747 In TWA Colors? 1988 ( Video )

I've worked that aircraft many times while at TWA. Anyone know where it is today or its history to the boneyard? It went to Family Airlines in 1993 an02155860215586d Family only had this one aircraft and their business model was to fly internationally on charters with a butt in every seat and very ...

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by ChristopherS
Fri Feb 10, 2017 4:41 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AS Looking to Cancel VX Airbus Orders
Replies: 166
Views: 28346

Re: AS Looking to Cancel VX Airbus Orders

Seems less and less likely that the Virgin style will live through Alaska. "Virgin America will be the worldwide launch customer for those aircraft, which will be configured with 185 seats, and we are very anxious to see how they perform," Pedersen said." I thought ILFC was the launch...

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by ChristopherS
Thu Feb 09, 2017 5:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Canada reveals new corporate livery
Replies: 588
Views: 87793

Re: Air Canada reveals new corporate livery

The livery looks pretty damn nice on their small jets and the 73Max. The 767 in the PDF looks almost there, just needs winglets.

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by ChristopherS
Thu Feb 09, 2017 5:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Canada reveals new corporate livery
Replies: 588
Views: 87793

Re: Air Canada reveals new corporate livery

Any idea when the livery on other planes will be released? I feel like it'd look better on the A330 or 73MAX.

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by ChristopherS
Wed Feb 01, 2017 6:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A380's at Kai Tak?
Replies: 18
Views: 5306

Re: A380's at Kai Tak?

An A380 would be easy, let's see an A124 or A225 do it :stirthepot:...

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by ChristopherS
Fri Jan 27, 2017 5:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United retires ual.com domain.
Replies: 34
Views: 7138

Re: United retires ual.com domain.

N776AU wrote:
I'm going to kick it way old school here but type in valujet.com and enjoy the redirect.

Interesting that ValuJet.com works, but Airtran.com takes you to an error page.

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by ChristopherS
Sun Jan 15, 2017 12:18 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: VECA's A319 (N1821V) repossessed by Aercap
Replies: 2
Views: 1134

Re: VECA's A319 (N1821V) repossessed by Aercap

Don't they still have N1235V?

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by ChristopherS
Thu Jan 05, 2017 4:26 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 767CF vs 767(ER)CF?
Replies: 2
Views: 1033

767CF vs 767(ER)CF?

I noticed that in the world of 767, there are quite a few more passenger to cargo converted 767-200s than 200(ER)s, even though I don't believe the 200 sold many more models than the ER. Would there be any major reason that airlines would prefer a default range to an ER? Besides maybe the cost of th...

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by ChristopherS
Wed Dec 28, 2016 10:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Avianca switches Barcelona to Boeing 787
Replies: 8
Views: 2939

Re: Avianca switches Barcelona to Boeing 787

I'm surprised they're not happy with them because they're so young! N948AC and N967AG went to Thomas Cook at 8 years old, and N508AV is in VCV at only 2 years!

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by ChristopherS
Sat Dec 17, 2016 5:37 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing sued over Iran Aircraft by Israeli Group
Replies: 18
Views: 5304

Re: Boeing sued over Iran Aircraft by Israeli Group

Now we wait for the lawsuits against Airbus, ATR, Fokker, and MD for daring to have aircraft operated by Iran, and Saudi, Turkey, Kuwait, Egypt, Iraq, Pakistan, Bangladesh, etc for daring to be Muslim and operate western aircraft. What are they trying to accomplish besides publicity? If this gets by...

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by ChristopherS
Fri Dec 16, 2016 4:06 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Is it possible to get an upgrade to the first class when you know a crew member personally?
Replies: 13
Views: 2719

Re: Is it possible to get an upgrade to the first class when you know a crew member personally?

December 20 LH839, probably an E-190
December 20 LH712, probably a 747-400
December 21 PR469, probably an A330-300

These are all just the normally scheduled ones, they could change at any point, although most likely these will be the ones.

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by ChristopherS
Tue Dec 13, 2016 4:01 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: CI 17(HNL-NRT) Diversion to AWK(Wake Island)
Replies: 13
Views: 4528

Re: CI 17(HNL-NRT) Diversion to AWK(Wake Island)

Must've been pretty interesting, considering the number of passengers would probably outnumber the number if citizens there#

It'll be interesting to see how they get this one fixed.

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by ChristopherS
Thu Nov 24, 2016 8:12 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why more wide body than narrow body types?
Replies: 8
Views: 2813

Re: Why more wide body than narrow body types?

In the narrowbody short range market, the niches aren't quite as significant. Even if an airline has a number with specific capacity, range, etc they want, they can easily settle for something different in the narrowbody market, and this is not true at all in the wide body market. For example, if an...

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by ChristopherS
Sun Nov 13, 2016 2:28 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Which aircraft types have never had a fatal incident?
Replies: 74
Views: 12115

Re: Which aircraft types have never had a fatal incident?

a320fan wrote:
Has ther been any fatal E-170/75 accidents? I believe the E-190 has had a couple but unsure about its smaller siblings.

The E-190 has had one fatal accident and one pilot suicide. It's brothers are clean.

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by ChristopherS
Sun Nov 06, 2016 5:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Juliet Romeo Aviation??
Replies: 8
Views: 3492

Re: Juliet Romeo Aviation??

It seems to be a VIP based in Dallas. According to planespotters it owns 1 other 752 as well as a 734. I found a broken newssite with the headline appearing in google, showing that the company has used their other 757 for the Coyotes in previous years. https://img.planespotters.net/photo/569 ... 569...

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by ChristopherS
Fri Nov 04, 2016 4:36 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Here's What it Would Look Like if Airplanes Took off all at Once
Replies: 6
Views: 2078

Re: Here's What it Would Look Like if Airplanes Took off all at Once

KrustyTheKlown wrote:
How many planes does KLM actually sends to LAX? I can easily count at least 15 of them on the first picture.

It's not LAX, it's AMS. They're shot at different airports.

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by ChristopherS
Wed Nov 02, 2016 11:07 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Closest major airports
Replies: 29
Views: 3074

Re: Closest major airports

flyDTW1992 wrote:
OAK-SFO is also 11 miles.

If you've ever driven that approximate route, it sure seems like a lot longer than 11...

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by ChristopherS
Tue Nov 01, 2016 1:02 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Rare planes you can fly: 2017
Replies: 99
Views: 12536

Re: Rare planes you can fly: 2017

NDiesel wrote:
jfkflyer wrote:
Thankyou! Where can we catch the BAE?


I flew the BAe146 with Swiss a couple of weeks ago on FLR-ZRH. Quite a fun plane to fly on, actually.

I'm pretty sure you flew the Avro RJ 100. There are quite a few of those in Europe, but not many B146s.

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by ChristopherS
Sat Oct 29, 2016 5:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The one oddball in a fleet!
Replies: 93
Views: 22600

Re: The one oddball in a fleet!

https://img.planespotters.net/photo/615 ... 615295.jpg
Speaking of Ryan, this used to be a full special livery, but now it's just horrible.
https://img.planespotters.net/photo/719 ... 719189.jpg
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rutankrd wrote:


This is certainly an odd one not just a panel swap

But it's ertainly been odder!
https://img.planespotters.net/photo/615 ... 615295.jpg
Speaking of Ryan, this used to be a full special livery, but now it's just horrible.
https://img.planespotters.net/photo/719 ... 719189.jpg

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by ChristopherS
Sat Oct 29, 2016 7:41 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The one oddball in a fleet!
Replies: 93
Views: 22600

Re: The one oddball in a fleet!

There were some strange winglet procedures at Ohare due to the two wing strikes a couple weeks ago. An Austrian 763 had to borrow from United: https://s22.postimg.org/esihkxwip/2016_ ... _02_31.jpg And Lufthansa couldn't find any spare right winglets for an A346: https://s3-ap-northeast-1.amazonaws....

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by ChristopherS
Tue Oct 18, 2016 5:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Iberia to retire their last active A340-300
Replies: 21
Views: 13919

Re: Iberia to retire their last active A340-300

Sad to see them go, I loved to see IB's old paint on an four holer. Also, I heard somewhere that the 6s would stay even after the 50s are delivered?

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by ChristopherS
Wed Oct 12, 2016 1:11 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United B777 and Lufthansa A346 a/c clip wings at Newark
Replies: 37
Views: 11979

Re: United and Lufthansa a/c collide

http://www.nbcnewyork.com/news/local/Pl ... 23421.html
http://abc7ny.com/news/2-planes-clip-wi ... t/1550777/
United was taxiing after coming from Beijing, and Lufthansa was empty and being towed.
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NY news reports:
http://www.nbcnewyork.com/news/local/Pl ... 23421.html
http://abc7ny.com/news/2-planes-clip-wi ... t/1550777/
United was taxiing after coming from Beijing, and Lufthansa was empty and being towed.

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by ChristopherS
Thu Sep 22, 2016 5:22 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: NYTimes Opinion Documentary about LAX Aviation Employee Mobile Home Park
Replies: 3
Views: 1912

Re: Long-term parking lot at LAX becomes a home for airport workers

I loved the video. It was a bit scary as someone that desires to be a pilot, but I think the idea of freedom that was in it quenched my fears a bit. Thanks for the share.

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