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by niagara484
Thu Jul 16, 2020 10:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Denver Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 269
Views: 43432

Re: Denver Aviation Thread - 2020

Since BA have announced the immediate retirement of their entire 747 fleet, and BA have historically served DEN with the 747, with what type will BA serve DEN going forward? Could it be the 777, 787, or A350? All my BA flights (DEN and otherwise) have been on the 747 (I haven't flown on any other t...

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by niagara484
Fri Jun 05, 2020 9:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta fleet 1999
Replies: 32
Views: 6125

Re: Delta fleet 1999

The 737-300 was mostly[i] [/i] but not completely based out of SLC. IIRC the 737-300s as a whole came to DL from WA, so that's where most of the aircraft stayed, was based out west. DL did, however operate a couple of 737-300s on triangle routings out of ATL- namely ATL-MDT-ABE and back, as well as...

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by niagara484
Wed Mar 11, 2020 3:46 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Your List Of Discontinued Routes You Have Flown
Replies: 109
Views: 8726

Re: Your List Of Discontinued Routes You Have Flown

I'm sure there are more but here are some that come to mind for me. Unfortunately, I didn't start keeping detailed logs until about 1997 and they're still patchy for a few years after that. SDF-IND on USAir (early 1980s) IND-CVG on Delta (1995) SDF-DAY on Piedmont (1986-88 timeframe) DAY-CMI on Pied...

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by niagara484
Wed Jan 08, 2020 5:08 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: (DTW) Mysterious McNamara Building Addition in 2007?
Replies: 14
Views: 2850

Re: (DTW) Mysterious McNamara Building Addition in 2007?

My understanding of that building is a hotel. The Westin Detroit Metropolitan Airport https://www.marriott.com/hotels/travel/dtwma-the-westin-detroit-metropolitan-airport/ https://cache.marriott.com/marriottassets/marriott/DTWMA/dtwma-exterior-5697-hor-feat.jpg?interpolation=progressive-bilinear&am...

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by niagara484
Sat Jul 27, 2019 9:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: City of Denver threatens to pull Ferrovial-led contract to redevelop DEN terminal
Replies: 105
Views: 16322

Re: City of Denver threatens to pull Ferrovial-led contract to redevelop DEN terminal

I knew this project was going to turn into a massive Clusterf^&k the first time I saw the announcement. I still think the entire Great Hall project to put most of the space post-security is incredibly ill-conceived and I hate that I might ultimately be proven right. The only real benefit would b...

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by niagara484
Wed May 22, 2019 3:53 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Why didn't Delta keep their 747s longer?
Replies: 28
Views: 3228

Re: Why didn't Delta keep their 747s longer?

Did Delta ever have their own 747's pre-merger? Delta operated 5 747-132s in the early to mid-1970s. Like most US carriers at the time they quickly figured out the airplane was simply too big for their domestic network. Further down is a thread with some video of a Delta 747 at Dallas Love Field. n...

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by niagara484
Tue Apr 16, 2019 3:15 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Delta Airlines January 24, 2000
Replies: 6
Views: 1309

Re: Delta Airlines January 24, 2000

For the time period in question (Jan 23-25, 2000) I actually see evidence of 2 PHX-ATL redeyes on Delta. Flight 538 was scheduled to depart at 23:40 and as noted above used a 757. However, it looks like there was also a Flight 1914 with a scheduled departure time of 01:40 and that did operate with a...

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by niagara484
Wed Nov 15, 2017 9:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest and the 737
Replies: 4
Views: 624

Re: Southwest and the 737

The easy answer is that in 1970 there was no such thing as an Airbus. At the time, the choice was between the DC-9-30 and the 737-200. As I recall, the 737s that Southwest started with were essentially white tails (built for another customer but never delivered). Boeing cut them a deal and they were...

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by niagara484
Mon Jul 24, 2017 1:38 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 737s on a train questions
Replies: 41
Views: 7961

Re: 737s on a train

I think it's quite possible that they go both, depending on the needs of the railroad. If the OP is in the Omaha (Lincoln) area, then obviously sometimes they are going that way. Hopefully he can get a more definitive answer from someone. They certainly must go through both. I have seen them come t...

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