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by N776AU
Tue Oct 04, 2022 3:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumor: Delta Looking To Acquire Airbus A350-1000
Replies: 171
Views: 50056

Re: Rumor: Delta Looking To Acquire Airbus A350-1000

First300 wrote:
Any rendereing of a 351 in DL colours?

Same one I made for the other thread. Looks nice enough anyway.
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by N776AU
Tue Sep 27, 2022 10:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Fleet Thread - 2022
Replies: 1884
Views: 431772

Re: Delta Fleet Thread - 2022

777Mech wrote:
Can someone come up with a rendering of the 35K in the DL livery?

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by N776AU
Sun Sep 25, 2022 1:13 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Deltas Old A320s
Replies: 81
Views: 15841

Re: Deltas Old A320s

trex8 wrote:
I'd rather take a 30 yr old DL A320 than a 40 year old NW DC9!

While we’re here, I’ll fly a 30 year old A320 over a brand new 737 MAX any day.

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by N776AU
Sun Aug 21, 2022 2:22 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Trying the A320neo ATL-MDW-ATL on Frontier (Pics)
Replies: 7
Views: 5854

Re: Trying the A320neo ATL-MDW-ATL on Frontier (Pics)

It seems like you make a lot of trips to Chicago. Is it for work, do you have family there, or do you just enjoy the city that much? Partially a coincidence, and partially a city I really enjoy. For whatever reason, Chicago is usually a pretty cheap city to fly to from Atlanta, so very often my new...

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by N776AU
Tue Aug 09, 2022 12:28 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Which Airline/Travel Credit Card Do You Use? -
Replies: 13
Views: 1431

Re: Which Airline/Travel Credit Card Do You Use? -

I'm not a big spender by any stretch, but credit cards are a game for me maximizing points and value. I carry:

Chase Sapphire Reserve
Chase Freedom Flex
Platinum Delta Skymiles American Express
JetBlue Mastercard (the no annual fee variety)

Seems to be a good mix for me.

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by N776AU
Tue Aug 09, 2022 12:22 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: What is the most important part of a flight to you?
Replies: 30
Views: 3016

Re: What is the most important part of a flight to you?

This is a nerd confession. I actually made a flow chart years ago describing my booking process. You can tell it's a little dated. My new priority these days is avoiding 737 MAXes at all costs.
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by N776AU
Sat Jul 16, 2022 9:20 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: USBC Open Championships: ATL-LAS-ATL on Delta (Pics, long)
Replies: 1
Views: 2466

USBC Open Championships: ATL-LAS-ATL on Delta (Pics, long)

This is turning in to an annual tradition. Our old bowling buddies who have since moved to Missouri and Virginia were bowling the USBC national tournament again. This was more or less a business trip. It was sort of a messy booking. My brother and I were on one ticket on my SkyMiles Amex companion p...

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by N776AU
Sat Jul 09, 2022 5:38 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated #2: DL ordered 100 737 MAX 10 + 30 options
Replies: 321
Views: 86990

Re: Rumor: Delta 100 737 MAX 10 Deal At Farnborough

CX747 wrote:
Does anyone happen to have an artist's rendition of what a Boeing 737-10 would look like in Delta's colors?

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by N776AU
Wed Jul 06, 2022 7:49 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Second longest by distance 737 MAX scheduled flight resumed today
Replies: 15
Views: 3568

Re: Second longest by distance 737 MAX scheduled flight resumed today

Way too long of a flight on any version of the 737! I already go out of my way to avoid 737s on short flights because they're so loud and uncomfortable. This sounds awful :crowded: Have you flown a MAX? Definitely not loud in any way, some of the quietest aircraft I've ever flown. Uncomfortable is ...

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by N776AU
Tue Jul 05, 2022 5:04 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Second longest by distance 737 MAX scheduled flight resumed today
Replies: 15
Views: 3568

Re: Second longest by distance 737 MAX scheduled flight resumed today

Way too long of a flight on any version of the 737! I already go out of my way to avoid 737s on short flights because they're so loud and uncomfortable. This sounds awful :crowded: What's the alternative to a 737 or A-320 these days? Up and down North to South America, not much else? East/West coas...

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by N776AU
Tue Jul 05, 2022 2:48 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Second longest by distance 737 MAX scheduled flight resumed today
Replies: 15
Views: 3568

Re: Second longest by distance 737 MAX scheduled flight resumed today

kiowa wrote:
Way too long of a flight on any version of the 737!

I already go out of my way to avoid 737s on short flights because they're so loud and uncomfortable. This sounds awful :crowded:

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by N776AU
Sat Jul 02, 2022 12:08 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Delta's New A321neo ATL-BOS-FLL-ATL (Pics, Vids)
Replies: 2
Views: 3097

Delta's New A321neo ATL-BOS-FLL-ATL (Pics, Vids)

I have another trip in a week. I guess I should get cracking on this report. Thanks to a tip from someone here on Airliners.net, I learned that Delta was running their brand new A321neo between Boston and Atlanta on its downtime between San Francisco runs. Turns out I could have made this trip on an...

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by N776AU
Tue Jun 14, 2022 3:22 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Trying the A320neo ATL-MDW-ATL on Frontier (Pics)
Replies: 7
Views: 5854

Trying the A320neo ATL-MDW-ATL on Frontier (Pics)

The whole reason I took this trip was to fly the A320neo. Mission accomplished. This was Monday June 6 to Wednesday June 8. I more or less treated this day like a work day with waking up and everything, which is a great way to celebrate your first Monday off for the Summer :rotfl: https://i.imgur.co...

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by N776AU
Sun Jun 12, 2022 2:13 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Mainline Jet Service Returns To BFL
Replies: 64
Views: 10092

Re: Mainline Jet Service Returns To BFL

Damn, do I miss that forum feature that would show what an airport was if you moused over the code.

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by N776AU
Mon May 30, 2022 1:56 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Quick Family Visit: ATL-DCA-ATL on Delta and Southwest (Pics, long)
Replies: 3
Views: 3249

Quick Family Visit: ATL-DCA-ATL on Delta and Southwest (Pics, long)

For reference, this trip was Friday May 13, 2022 through Sunday May 15, 2022. I have not seen the Virginia segment of my family since Thanksgiving 2019. Suffice it to say, it has been too long. This was a good opportunity. My brother was in Washington all week for a work conference, and was planning...

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by N776AU
Tue May 03, 2022 1:05 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Highest number of consecutive flights on different subtypes
Replies: 2
Views: 1049

Re: Highest number of consecutive flights on different subtypes

I’ve never thought of this before. The longest string I can come up with is 12 in a row over the course of 2020 and 2021, and nothing else in my life comes close. I went: 717-200 (ATL-MYR - Delta) CRJ-900 (MYR-ATL - Delta) ERJ-170 (ATL-IAD - United) 787-10 (IAD-LAX - United) 737-700 (LAX-ATL - South...

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by N776AU
Tue Apr 12, 2022 12:22 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: China Eastern 737-800 crashes in Guangxi, southern China
Replies: 1260
Views: 498745

Re: China Eastern 737-800 crashes in Guangxi, southern China

https://www.globaltimes.cn/page/202204/1259004.shtml

I’ll take “Things That Aren’t The Slightest Bit Surprising” for $200, Alex.
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hpff wrote:
ikolkyo wrote:
Pilot Suicide? If that’s the case the information that gets released will be very interesting.


The CAAC came out against that rumour in government press: https://www.globaltimes.cn/page/202204/1259004.shtml

I’ll take “Things That Aren’t The Slightest Bit Surprising” for $200, Alex.

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by N776AU
Mon Apr 11, 2022 1:39 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Day Trip Just Because: ATL-BOS-ATL on JetBlue and Delta (Pics)
Replies: 4
Views: 3071

Re: Day Trip Just Because: ATL-BOS-ATL on JetBlue and Delta (Pics)

jetblue01 wrote:
I still haven't flown on the jetBlue A220. How does it compare to the A320/21 and E190? I also flew on N395DZ back in January from Atlanta - West Palm Beach

Blows the E190 out of the water. I would say it’s comparable to the Airbuses except there’s an even more comfortable side with 2 instead of 3.

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by N776AU
Sat Apr 09, 2022 9:28 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Day Trip Just Because: ATL-BOS-ATL on JetBlue and Delta (Pics)
Replies: 4
Views: 3071

Day Trip Just Because: ATL-BOS-ATL on JetBlue and Delta (Pics)

This was me flying just for the sake of flying, although I did score a new aircraft type with the A220-300 on this trip. This was Tuesday April 5, 2022. For the low price of $105 on Delta and 5600 TrueBlue points, this seemed like a fun little itinerary for not much money. https://i.imgur.com/y1jBoI...

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by N776AU
Tue Mar 15, 2022 1:05 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Atlanta Aviation Thread: 2022
Replies: 34
Views: 4348

Re: ATL's terminal Re-Do

They’ve done all but E and F. It isn’t much to look outside, but it’s made a big difference inside. There’s lots of natural light, and everything feels much more open.

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by N776AU
Wed Mar 02, 2022 1:36 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Another Domestic A350 ATL-DTW-ORD-MDW-ATL on Delta
Replies: 4
Views: 5229

Another Domestic A350 ATL-DTW-ORD-MDW-ATL on Delta

The main reason for this trip was to catch another Airbus A350, but just doing ATL-DTW-ATL was very expensive. It was significantly cheaper to book a round trip to Chicago stopping in Detroit on the way up, so that’s what I did. I’ve been to Chicago a million times, but I don’t care. This was Wednes...

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by N776AU
Thu Feb 10, 2022 1:53 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Effects of the Spirit/Frontier merger on US airline industry
Replies: 158
Views: 21770

Re: Effects of the Spirit/Frontier merger on US airline industry

I assume it will go like every other merger where they dupe Washington and the people saying it creates “more choice” and “better competition” even though it does exactly the opposite.

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by N776AU
Mon Feb 07, 2022 12:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Fleet Thread - 2022
Replies: 1884
Views: 431772

Re: Delta Fleet Thread - 2022

Can you purchase Wifi for a specific flight? I am looking to fo JFK-SFO and I will need internet access for the majority of the flight. I found this link: https://www.delta.com/us/en/onboard/inflight-entertainment/onboard-wifi, where it says internet is $50 for the month? I only need it for this on...

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by N776AU
Thu Jan 20, 2022 10:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Korean Air looks to rebrand
Replies: 130
Views: 42654

Re: Korean Air looks to rebrand

Let's be honest. I think we all know what direction this rebrand is going. They probably paid millions of dollars to a design firm for something that resembles this thing I crapped out in 20 minutes.
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by N776AU
Mon Jan 03, 2022 10:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Fleet Thread - 2022
Replies: 1884
Views: 431772

Re: Delta Fleet Thread - 2022

kavok wrote:
And if so, I guess that leads to the bigger question of whether the 220s are indeed an eventual replacement for the 717s?

I don’t think the A220 can replace the short put and backs the 717s do. Wasn’t it an issue of the engines cooling between cycles?

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by N776AU
Sat Dec 18, 2021 8:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Icelandair new livery
Replies: 173
Views: 34189

Re: Icelandair new livery

More eurowhite garbage. Yawn

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by N776AU
Mon Nov 01, 2021 9:39 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: HAL #9939 KAEX - KLAX 11/1/2021
Replies: 2
Views: 929

Re: HAL #9939 KAEX - KLAX 11/1/2021

Usually flights coming from Alexandria are military charters.

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by N776AU
Tue Oct 12, 2021 12:55 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Feeling nostalgic about 747s. Who’s have you flown?
Replies: 172
Views: 26549

Re: Feeling nostalgic about 747s. Who’s have you flown?

Just one:

N666US ATL-MSP-ATL on November 29, 2015.

I’m really glad I blew 30,000 SkyMiles to take that flight.

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by N776AU
Tue Oct 12, 2021 12:50 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Your shortest flight on a widebody and longest flight on a narrowbody
Replies: 172
Views: 24886

Re: Your shortest flight on a widebody and longest flight on a narrowbody

Interesting subject that I’ve never really thought about. My shortest widebody flight was ATL-MCI and back on a pair of Delta L-1011s. I guess that would have been 1994-1995. I was pretty young, and don’t remember a ton about the flights. Longest narrowbody flight depends on if we talk time or dista...

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by N776AU
Thu Sep 23, 2021 9:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL making media noise about purchasing 737MAX, again.
Replies: 110
Views: 19266

Re: DL making media noise about purchasing 737MAX, again.

I really hope not. Like a previous post said, it's nice to have that safety net of an airline that doesn't fly the type. That, and I prefer to fly on aircraft that don't make a habit of nose diving themselves in to the ground. They're going to have go a lot of years incident free before I'll even th...

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by N776AU
Wed Sep 01, 2021 1:07 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: USBC Nationals: ATL-LAS-ATL (Very Long)
Replies: 5
Views: 4625

Re: USBC Nationals: ATL-LAS-ATL (Very Long)

Gillbilly wrote:
I got to fly on N825MH earlier this year, which I believe was the first 764. What's the interesting history you're referring to?

N827MH was a demonstrator aircraft that went on tour. I think it actually had a Continental interior fitted as well, but I might be mistaken on that.

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by N776AU
Tue Aug 31, 2021 1:51 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: An Accidental MAX Flight: ATL-MDW-RIC-ATL on Southwest
Replies: 10
Views: 8281

Re: An Accidental MAX Flight: ATL-MDW-RIC-ATL on Southwest

AirKevin wrote:
I'm curious as to what security had to say about you bringing all those pizzas. Or the flight crew, for that matter.

They must get it a lot. I've been through both O'Hare and Midway multiple times with pizzas and TSA has never batted an eye. Crew seems to enjoy using my carryon allotment for pizza.

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by N776AU
Sun Aug 15, 2021 8:13 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: 737MAX passenger complaints
Replies: 94
Views: 12439

Re: 737MAX passenger complaints

Whenever I fly the MAX I make a point welcoming my passengers on 'this 737 MAX 8/9 aircraft.' Not one passenger has said anything, ever Opposite of my experience. I flew a MAX 8 with Southwest (long story, I’d rather never set foot on a MAX ever again), and they did their very best to hide that it ...

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by N776AU
Sun Jul 18, 2021 1:43 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New livery for American Airlines?
Replies: 97
Views: 24111

Re: New livery for American Airlines?

They somehow managed to make it worse. Impressive, really.

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by N776AU
Fri Jul 16, 2021 9:33 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: USBC Nationals: ATL-LAS-ATL (Very Long)
Replies: 5
Views: 4625

USBC Nationals: ATL-LAS-ATL (Very Long)

Flashback to late 2019, an old bowling friend who has since moved to the St. Louis area asks if my brother, my dad, and I would like to bowl in the USBC National tournament in June 2020. We all accept, but the problem is, that shit all hit the fan shortly before. We postpone to 2021, but instead of ...

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by N776AU
Thu Jun 24, 2021 11:17 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Checking out Breeze: ATL-TPA-SDF-ATL
Replies: 4
Views: 4587

Checking out Breeze: ATL-TPA-SDF-ATL

Another week, and another quick trip. This big circle was done on Thursday June 17, with the mission to fly Breeze Airways for the first time. Since they don’t come anywhere near Atlanta, I had to travel elsewhere. I tried quite a few combinations of cities before finding a suitable schedule and dec...

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by N776AU
Thu Jun 17, 2021 12:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Used Delta Aircraft Purchase A359/737-900ER
Replies: 989
Views: 293055

Re: Rumor: Used Delta Aircraft Order

Correct, most people wouldn’t even know or care what type of plane they were on let alone who previously operated it. If pax perceptions were really an issue the MAX would never have flown again but this is not the case. I noticed flying a MAX with Southwest a couple weeks ago that the crew did the...

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by N776AU
Wed Jun 16, 2021 6:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Used Delta Aircraft Purchase A359/737-900ER
Replies: 989
Views: 293055

Re: Rumor: Used Delta Aircraft Order

I don’t know why you guys assume in PR that DL would announce the original the source of the aircraft. They would just announce they are buying/leasing secondhand 737s from lessor X and probably not mention Lionair once in the press release. Aviation publications and us would know, but most of the ...

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by N776AU
Wed Jun 16, 2021 12:45 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Airbus Adventure ATL-LGA-DFW-BOS-ATL (Very Long)
Replies: 3
Views: 4205

Airbus Adventure ATL-LGA-DFW-BOS-ATL (Very Long)

Just like my previous one, I have another trip in 2 days, so I should probably start this one before I fall behind. I’m making up for 2020 something fierce. This was another bit of travel credit from last year I was using. Originally there were some Boeing aircraft on this trip. I was originally fly...

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by N776AU
Tue Jun 08, 2021 12:01 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: An Accidental MAX Flight: ATL-MDW-RIC-ATL on Southwest
Replies: 10
Views: 8281

An Accidental MAX Flight: ATL-MDW-RIC-ATL on Southwest

I have another trip coming up in 2 days. I should probably get cracking on this. I needed to use some travel credit before August of this year, and I already had most of my summer travel booked. I settled on my usual Chicago day trip for some pizza. There aren’t any deep-dish pizza places close to m...

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by N776AU
Mon May 24, 2021 3:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Atlanta Aviation Thread - 2021
Replies: 127
Views: 14164

Re: Atlanta Aviation Thread - 2021

I've heard that there were plans to build a G and H concourse for international flights and make E domestic. How big were G and H concourses supposed to be and are they still considering it or is it shelved? I think they were pretty close in design to F (and maybe even connected. I'm not 100% on th...

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by N776AU
Tue May 11, 2021 2:42 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: 10 YEARS AGO- FL acquired by WN
Replies: 4
Views: 1352

Re: 10 YEARS AGO- FL acquired by WN

AirTran was a great little airline, and Southwest killed them. It didn’t do us any favors here in Atlanta in terms of competition. I miss them.

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by N776AU
Tue Apr 27, 2021 12:23 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Will you still wear masks even after the pandemic has subsided?
Replies: 34
Views: 3092

Re: Will you still wear masks even after the pandemic has subsided?

Absolutely not. All the militant mask warriors can live their life in fear if they want, but leave the rest of us alone.

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by N776AU
Thu Apr 22, 2021 1:02 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Atlanta Aviation Thread - 2021
Replies: 127
Views: 14164

Re: Atlanta Aviation Thread - 2021

maps4ltd wrote:
So has the north part of C still not reopened yet? Seems like the demand is there now.

It was still closed as of 2.5 weeks ago when I was last there.

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by N776AU
Sat Apr 10, 2021 7:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WN - A220 vs MAX "Never A Competition"
Replies: 101
Views: 17568

Re: WN - A220 vs MAX "Never A Competition"

It's seems the A220 was never seriously considered, putting to rest all the speculation. “Southwest acknowledged the merits of the A220, but there was no competition” for a commercially-based bid, LNA is told. https://leehamnews.com/2021/04/05/pontifications-southwest-didnt-invite-airbus-to-bid/ Up...

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by N776AU
Wed Mar 24, 2021 11:51 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Network Thread - 2021
Replies: 1662
Views: 239088

Re: Delta Network Thread - 2021

TWA772LR wrote:
Is DL doing any domestic 350 and 330 (neo or ceo) runs?

Flew an A330-200 and -300 Atlanta-Minneapolis and back a couple weeks ago. Based on my observation of the aircraft I flew, they were also flying MSP-PHX, ATL-SLC, and ATL-SEA (probably among others, but those are the ones I noticed).

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by N776AU
Mon Mar 15, 2021 5:42 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Scratching the Itch: ATL-MSP-ATL on Delta
Replies: 3
Views: 6463

Scratching the Itch: ATL-MSP-ATL on Delta

It had been 245 days since I set foot on an aircraft. 2020 was video, and my travel plans were the radio star. Enough was enough. I had plenty of travel credits to spare, and found a decent fare on a pair of A330s, and most importantly, a day where I was off work. This was Friday March 12, the anniv...

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by N776AU
Mon Mar 15, 2021 3:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing nears 737 MAX order from Southwest worth billions
Replies: 239
Views: 45771

Re: Boeing nears 737 MAX order from Southwest worth billions

TTailedTiger wrote:
Boeing couldn't afford to not win this order. It would have been game over for the Max if Boeing's best customer said no and went to Airbus.

Let’s be honest. There was a 0% chance Southwest went with Airbus. Boeing could have said unkind things about Gary Kelly’s mother and still won the order.

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by N776AU
Tue Feb 16, 2021 1:13 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest maybe considering an Airbus order
Replies: 636
Views: 110988

Re: Southwest maybe considering an Airbus order

As much as we all wish Southwest would order the A220 (myself included), let’s be honest, there is a 0% chance they go that way. Frankly, Boeing should call their bluff.

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by N776AU
Tue Feb 09, 2021 12:55 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Have we started liking Lufthansa's new livery?
Replies: 49
Views: 3990

Re: Have we started liking Lufthansa's new livery?

No. It’s generic, boring, euro white garbage. A toddler could come up with a better looking livery than that.

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