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by BWIAirport
Tue Sep 18, 2018 8:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Where can I find market data?
Replies: 7
Views: 589

Re: Where can I find market data?

Thanks for the tips!

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by BWIAirport
Tue Sep 18, 2018 7:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Where can I find market data?
Replies: 7
Views: 589

Where can I find market data?

I am beginning my term project for a marketing course which asks us to develop a new product from (ideally) an existing company and produce a marketing plan for it. My group is leaning towards an NMA, which my professor permits because such an aircraft has not yet been launched. I understand the des...

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by BWIAirport
Mon Sep 17, 2018 7:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing Rolls out Static Test 777-9X
Replies: 116
Views: 18815

Re: Boeing Rolls out Static Test 777-9X

I'm guessing the flap system will be similar to the current triple? (double-slotted inboards, single slotted outboards) I remember hearing a couple years ago the 777X will feature triple-slotted flaps. You can see in the renderings there are 5 flap fairings on each wing, as opposed to the 3 on the ...

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by BWIAirport
Sun Sep 16, 2018 4:31 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Hawaiian going to BOS
Replies: 129
Views: 15006

Re: Hawaiian going to BOS

"Hawaiian said the Boston-Honolulu route will become the longest regularly scheduled domestic route in U.S. history at 5,095 miles." http://www.staradvertiser.com/2018/09/14/breaking-news/hawaiian-airlines-to-offer-nonstop-service-to-boston-starting-in-april/ Let's hope HNL/ATL is next. D...

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by BWIAirport
Fri Sep 14, 2018 8:51 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Your Boeing 747 history
Replies: 45
Views: 894

Re: Your Boeing 747 history

Plenty on FSX but my first real one will be roundtrip PHL-LHR on British Airways in October.

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by BWIAirport
Fri Sep 14, 2018 1:43 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: If DUB & EI transatlantic was to massively expand?
Replies: 6
Views: 292

Re: If DUB & EI transatlantic was to massively expand?

With preclearance, they might look at DCA and LGA. Although I'm not sure how much fun it would be getting the fully loaded A321 off the ground at DCA.

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by BWIAirport
Fri Sep 14, 2018 1:41 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Longest flight from your airport?
Replies: 57
Views: 1299

Re: Longest flight from your airport?

For regularly scheduled service, at BWI it's seasonal FRA on DE (4039mi). Longest year-round flight is BA to LHR (3634mi). Pretty frequently we get military charter flights on Atlas Air from east Europe.

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by BWIAirport
Thu Sep 13, 2018 10:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: London Stansted aims to secure flights to 25 long haul destinations over the next 5 years
Replies: 52
Views: 7451

Re: London Stansted aims to secure flights to 25 long haul destinations over the next 5 years

No matter what, STN will have to build a sizeable shorthaul network that consists of airlines that have codeshares or partnerships with long-haul capable airlines, unless they're planning to rely entirely on O/D traffic. AFAIK, Ryanair, Easyjet, and Jet2, the three biggest airlines at STN in terms o...

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by BWIAirport
Wed Sep 12, 2018 8:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 737 Max BBJ at BWI? VP-CMA
Replies: 8
Views: 629

737 Max BBJ at BWI? VP-CMA

https://www.flightradar24.com/data/aircraft/vp-cma
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Flightradar24 currently lists VP-CMA, a 737Max BBJ, on the ground at BWI, as of 04:00 UTC on September 12 (12:00 midnight EDT). Is this an error? If not, what is it doing there?
https://www.flightradar24.com/data/aircraft/vp-cma

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by BWIAirport
Wed Sep 12, 2018 1:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Trans-Atlantic Fuel Efficiency by Airline 2017
Replies: 49
Views: 6673

Re: Trans-Atlantic Fuel Efficiency by Airline 2017

You can tell who has the newer planes

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by BWIAirport
Wed Sep 12, 2018 2:41 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Confirmed: EI to MSP and YUL in 2019
Replies: 173
Views: 9614

Re: Aer Lingus rumor - announcement 9/12

How about Tokyo, Hong Kong or Johannesburg ? Aer Lingus is too focused on the English speaking Americas. The USA & Canada should not be EI's only long haul market. Dublin to Narita sipping Guinness is on my bucket list, nonstop. With what aircraft? Those routes are pushing it to undoable for A3...

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by BWIAirport
Tue Sep 11, 2018 7:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DAB New Air Service Announcement 9/12
Replies: 77
Views: 5674

Re: DAB New Air Service Announcement 9/12

Beginning in 2019 (likely spring or summer) would indicate it isn't a dedicated vacation route (Mid-Atlantic/New England), or the route would begin in the winter. I like N292UX's post about UA into Texas. Along those lines, could be AA to DFW. Could even just be AA to MIA.

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by BWIAirport
Tue Sep 11, 2018 7:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 787 Production/Delivery Thread - 2018
Replies: 870
Views: 217624

Re: 787 Production/Delivery Thread - 2018

CassidysVacay wrote:
United 787X N14001 evacuating CHS from today. The flightline here is nearly empty now.

Image

Slightly off-topic but WOW what a gorgeous plane. I can't wait to see it parked at the gate next to a 788.

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by BWIAirport
Sun Sep 09, 2018 10:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 777X Production Thread 2018
Replies: 215
Views: 50749

Re: Boeing 777X Production Thread 2018

Just so we're on the same page, what does a Type C exit look like? I assume Type A is a standard door. Is Type C like an overwing 737-style exit? Would Type B be like the R1 door on the MD8X? Is there a Type D? A Type A is a floor-level exit with a rectangular opening of not less than 42 inches wid...

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by BWIAirport
Sun Sep 09, 2018 7:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 777X Production Thread 2018
Replies: 215
Views: 50749

Re: Boeing 777X Production Thread 2018

I'm surprised by what look like a fifth set of exit doors. I thought Boeing had removed a pair from the original spec. Is this an optional feature or perhaps a glimpse into future model(s)? Yes, Boeing deleted the Type A overwing exit found on the 777-300ER and the 777-9's exits are all fore or aft...

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by BWIAirport
Sun Sep 09, 2018 7:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 777X Production Thread 2018
Replies: 215
Views: 50749

Re: Boeing 777X Production Thread 2018

If that ever catches on you will have the Boeing PR people wring their hands to no end. As long as it's unofficial, I think they'd love it. The connotation is good and there is no bad PR. Besides, wasn't "LONGER" one of the A340-600's catch words painted on the demo airplane? Actually it ...

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by BWIAirport
Sat Sep 08, 2018 7:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: EK looks to grow US network; considers smaller 787/777 versions
Replies: 165
Views: 26456

Re: EK looks to grow US network; considers smaller 787/777 versions

In my opinion: Highly likely: -DEN -ATL -LAS Wouldn't be surprised: -PDX -DTW -MSP -AUS -PHX -PHL Long shots -BWI (Help serve Washington market) -MKE (Help serve Chicago market) -BNA -SAN -ONT (Following in CI footsteps as LA reliever) Opinions are opinions, though having some difficulty following ...

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by BWIAirport
Sat Sep 08, 2018 5:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: EK looks to grow US network; considers smaller 787/777 versions
Replies: 165
Views: 26456

Re: EK looks to grow US network; considers smaller 787/777 versions

In my opinion:
Highly likely:
-DEN
-ATL
-LAS
Wouldn't be surprised:
-PDX
-DTW
-MSP
-AUS
-PHX
-PHL
Long shots
-BWI (Help serve Washington market)
-MKE (Help serve Chicago market)
-BNA
-SAN
-ONT (Following in CI footsteps as LA reliever)

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by BWIAirport
Thu Sep 06, 2018 3:01 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: How do you initiate a call with a reservation agent?
Replies: 15
Views: 975

Re: How do you initiate a call with a reservation agent?

Typically you'll press a few buttons to get to the right department. Once a real human answers the phone, they'll probably say something like "Hi, how can I help you?" At that point, describe the problem you're having or ask your question and it carries on like a normal informative convers...

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by BWIAirport
Thu Sep 06, 2018 12:35 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Identical flight numbers on same routes at same times
Replies: 9
Views: 1568

Re: Identical flight numbers on same routes at same times

Aren't callsigns frequently changed to alphanumeric combinations, especially in crowded airspaces? Couldn't they easily change AAL15 to AAL1G to avoid confusion with JBU15?

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by BWIAirport
Tue Sep 04, 2018 8:34 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Which Airline Has The Most Planes Airborne/ % of Fleet at Any Given Time
Replies: 22
Views: 3010

Re: Which Airline Has The Most Planes Airborne/ % of Fleet at Any Given Time

Icelandair and WOW are both candidates due to how their network works, especially FI as all their aircraft currently follow the same bank structure. There are at least two times a day (8-10 and 18-20 Icelandic time) that 90%+ of the fleet is in the air. I would argue against FI in particular becaus...

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by BWIAirport
Tue Sep 04, 2018 8:28 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Ignorant things often said by infrequent annoyed Travellers
Replies: 31
Views: 1785

Re: Ignorant things often said by infrequent annoyed Travellers

12. "Ugh, a mechanical issue. Stupid XYZ airline is gonna cancel my flight!" (As if 1. The airline wants to cancel the flight and has a choice and 2. It would be better to fly with a broken plane)

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by BWIAirport
Sun Sep 02, 2018 10:21 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Difference between saying "Roger" and your callsign?
Replies: 80
Views: 5188

Re: Difference between saying "Roger" and your callsign?

Side note: One of our training captains hates it when you repeat the taxi instruction after handover on the ground, e.g. "Flight 123, on Alpha, right on Foxtrot, hold short Golf". In his view, they already know that you've received a hold short instruction and now you're just cluttering t...

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by BWIAirport
Sun Sep 02, 2018 10:15 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Your 2018 Booked/Flown Flights List
Replies: 285
Views: 15483

Re: Your 2018 Booked/Flown Flights List

Unfortunately this qualifies as an eventful year for me: 5/8 DL875 BWI-ATL MD88 <-First MD-88 5/8 DL101 ATL-EZE A333 <-First A330 5/27 DL110 EZE-ATL A333 5/28 DL1153 ATL-BWI MD88 7/13 AF55 IAD-CDG A388 <-First A380 7/21 AF26 CDG-IAD B772 <-First 777 Lots of firsts for me, so that's cool. AF26 just ...

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by BWIAirport
Sun Sep 02, 2018 2:04 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Will there ever be any daytime flights to or from South America
Replies: 34
Views: 4992

Re: Will there ever be any daytime flights to or from South America

AR1304 departs Buenos Aires at 8:30am and arrives in Miami at 4:30pm. The inbound flight, AR1303, departs Miami at 9:30am and arrives in Buenos Aires at 7:10pm

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by BWIAirport
Wed Aug 29, 2018 7:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates expansion in N. America
Replies: 62
Views: 9493

Re: Emirates expansion in N. America

dfwjim1 wrote:
Nobody has mentioned Austin yet...

Nobody has mentioned Spokane either...

With the other bigger airports currently unserved, and with EK serving DFW and IAH already, I can't see this anytime soon.

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by BWIAirport
Wed Aug 22, 2018 5:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: TPA Announcing New INTL Route - 8/22/2018
Replies: 142
Views: 13820

Re: TPA Announcing New INTL Route - 8/22/2018

TPA did confirm it will arrive at F and depart at E. Will the aircraft be towed, or will it be a different aircraft? In other words, will it be flying AMS-TPA-AMS or TPA-AMS-TPA? I suppose if the route is TPA-based the 763 could hop up to ATL after arriving from AMS. Hop up to ATL empty? No. DL wil...

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by BWIAirport
Wed Aug 22, 2018 5:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: TPA Announcing New INTL Route - 8/22/2018
Replies: 142
Views: 13820

Re: TPA Announcing New INTL Route - 8/22/2018

BTVB6Flyer wrote:
TPA did confirm it will arrive at F and depart at E.

Will the aircraft be towed, or will it be a different aircraft? In other words, will it be flying AMS-TPA-AMS or TPA-AMS-TPA? I suppose if the route is TPA-based the 763 could hop up to ATL after arriving from AMS.

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by BWIAirport
Wed Aug 22, 2018 3:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta ending PIT-CDG
Replies: 120
Views: 13635

Re: Delta ending PIT-CDG

msycajun wrote:
BWIAirport wrote:
cledaybuck wrote:
I know a city about 200 miles west that would like that route. No competition either.

The airport 210 miles southeast wouldn't mind it either.

Or one about 900 miles southwest ;)

On paper, you'd think MSY would be an obvious candidate for French service.

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by BWIAirport
Wed Aug 22, 2018 3:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta ending PIT-CDG
Replies: 120
Views: 13635

Re: Delta ending PIT-CDG

cledaybuck wrote:
I know a city about 200 miles west that would like that route. No competition either.

The airport 210 miles southeast wouldn't mind it either.

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by BWIAirport
Wed Aug 22, 2018 2:37 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Pet Peeves
Replies: 28
Views: 907

Re: Pet Peeves

Endless announcements by flight attendants and pilots. Credit card offers, long winded diatribes and "funny" bits during flight are just annoying. Experienced this on Delta. They took about 8 minutes to describe the features of the inflight magazine and the AVOD. Things that could be lear...

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by BWIAirport
Wed Aug 22, 2018 12:12 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Reverse Thrust on high-speed exit?
Replies: 23
Views: 3113

Re: Reverse Thrust on high-speed exit?

Sometimes you simply get distracted with something like a radio call, or finding the correct exit etc. as all humans do and simply may have forgotten to stow the reversers. Correct me if I'm wrong, but isn't the thrust reverse typically deactivated around 60 knots? Even if not, like the spoilers, t...

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by BWIAirport
Wed Aug 22, 2018 11:35 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Previous scheduled flights to Greenland
Replies: 9
Views: 1149

Re: Previous scheduled flights to Greenland

Yes, Air Greenland used to serve BWI. DHL currently serves BWI-Thule flights, likely for military ops.

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by BWIAirport
Fri Aug 17, 2018 8:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DC/VA/MD Aviation Thread - 2018
Replies: 286
Views: 22795

Re: DC/VA/MD Aviation Thread - 2018

When I landed at Gate A23 on Air France, we exited the plane and went down a short hallway right into one of the buggies, which took us across to the main terminal (near the Z gates) for customs. I can't imagine this is the procedure for every international arrival, though. Seems hopelessly ineffic...

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by BWIAirport
Fri Aug 17, 2018 4:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DC/VA/MD Aviation Thread - 2018
Replies: 286
Views: 22795

Re: DC/VA/MD Aviation Thread - 2018

Now, finally, I get how the moon buggies in IAD were designed for use. Go to 8:02 on this YouTube video. https://youtu.be/Q08QXnqIo1I You came in one end and went out the other. When was it changed to single entry and exit direction, and why? It’s such a chore to get people to the back of the buggy...

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by BWIAirport
Fri Aug 17, 2018 2:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New airport for NYC and Philadelphia
Replies: 112
Views: 11623

Re: New airport for NYC and Philadelphia

NYC doesn't need another airport, maybe a more efficient one would be better. IMO the airspace is so congested between NYC and PHL. Maybe they could close one or two of the NYC airports and run a high speed train to BDL and expand BDL to handle more and larger aircraft. Is it worth exploring the id...

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by BWIAirport
Fri Aug 17, 2018 2:31 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Aircraft you have NOT been on
Replies: 32
Views: 1338

Re: Aircraft you have NOT been on

Sticking to common passenger types flown after 1998 (you can imply the full list from my signature) A300 - all variants A310 - all variants A318 (no A32X neo yet)(BA1/2 is a bucket list item) A332 A342, A345, A346 A350 - all variants B727 - all variants B731, B732? (not sure, may have flown on one b...

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by BWIAirport
Thu Aug 16, 2018 5:17 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Multiple aircraft taxing across an active runway at once?
Replies: 22
Views: 2242

Re: Multiple aircraft taxing across an active runway at once?

Also not sure of the regulations, but it sure makes a lot more sense trying to get multiple planes from the runway to the gates faster than trying to queue them through one taxiway.

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by BWIAirport
Wed Aug 15, 2018 2:13 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Do Boeing hold a grudge against Pratt & Whitney?
Replies: 27
Views: 3136

Re: Do Boeing hold a grudge against Pratt & Whitney?

acjbbj wrote:
BWIAirport wrote:
PW2000s power some 757s too.


But haven't the PW2000 been shut out of production?

Probably, with both the 757 and the C17 now out of production. I thought we were talking about all historic applications for Boeing, not current ones.

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by BWIAirport
Wed Aug 15, 2018 1:26 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Do Boeing hold a grudge against Pratt & Whitney?
Replies: 27
Views: 3136

Re: Do Boeing hold a grudge against Pratt & Whitney?

PW2000s power some 757s too.

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by BWIAirport
Tue Aug 14, 2018 7:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: IB A346 serious close call at UIO
Replies: 26
Views: 9596

Re: IB A346 serious close call at UIO

It looks like they were coming it at 200 knots! This landing was aborted way too late. When you're a few degrees pitch down when crossing the threshold, things can only go downhill from there. While you assert things can only go downhill from there it would appear things didn't go downhill from the...

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by BWIAirport
Tue Aug 14, 2018 4:48 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: 12 hour connection in EZE
Replies: 6
Views: 331

Re: 12 hour connection in EZE

Also, spotting is not always encouraged, or at least not from all spaces. When I was there some years ago, looking out a window from a shop and taking photos, I was asked to leave by security. 5 metres further enjoying more or less the same views from a cafe, that was ok... Me too. I tried filming ...

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by BWIAirport
Tue Aug 14, 2018 4:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Central Virginia Thread (ROA-LYH-CHO) - 2018
Replies: 61
Views: 4682

Re: Central Virginia Thread (ROA-LYH-CHO) - 2018

I really believe WN could survive with basic service out of ROA. Even if it's just during the school year, plenty of students come in from the Northeast and Mid-Atlantic. The airport serves Blacksburg (Virginia Tech), Salem/Roanoke (Roanoke College) and Lexington (Washington & Lee), among plenty...

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by BWIAirport
Tue Aug 14, 2018 4:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: IB A346 serious close call at UIO
Replies: 26
Views: 9596

Re: IB A346 serious close call at UIO

It looks like they were coming it at 200 knots! This landing was aborted way too late. When you're a few degrees pitch down when crossing the threshold, things can only go downhill from there.

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by BWIAirport
Tue Aug 14, 2018 12:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Revised Lufthansa livery fleet thread
Replies: 107
Views: 16380

Re: First A340-600 In Revised Lufthansa Livery

na wrote:
chiawei wrote:
One ugly livery on one ugly plane.

Just terrible.


You must be talking about a China Eastern 77W!

Hey, 77W slander will not be tolerated!
Although the livery does look like a Word document.

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