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by ryanflyer
Mon Oct 26, 2020 11:46 pm
Forum: Aviation Hobby
Topic: Airlineroute.net Suspends Operations
Replies: 6
Views: 272

Re: Airlineroute.net Suspends Operations

Man thats really sad. Loved reading them every morning.

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by ryanflyer
Mon Sep 21, 2020 11:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A380 Fleet Tracking Thread 2020
Replies: 56
Views: 14012

Re: Airbus A380 Fleet Tracking Thread 2020

Cardude2 wrote:
Lufthansa retired all their A380's and 747-400's


They’re sending them to long term storage. And no word was specifically given about the -400s yet...?

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by ryanflyer
Sun Sep 20, 2020 11:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates Network & Fleet discussion 2020
Replies: 1565
Views: 23180

Re: EK to resume DXB-AKL nonstop with longest ever 77W flight

Can’t imagine many pax will be onboard. Will probably mostly be cargo.

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by ryanflyer
Sun Jul 26, 2020 1:18 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: End of an era: Last Qantas 747 retired today
Replies: 119
Views: 21543

Re: End of an era: Last Qantas 747 retired today

Some photos of OEJ departing LAX for her last flight https://pbs.twimg.com/media/Edts6jTX0AUJqn0?format=jpg&name=large https://pbs.twimg.com/media/Edts6jRXgAEkvJQ?format=jpg&name=large https://pbs.twimg.com/media/Edts6jUXsAA2Jaf?format=jpg&name=large https://pbs.twimg.com/media/Edts6kQX...

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by ryanflyer
Thu Jun 04, 2020 2:34 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: DL retired MD-80/90s quickly
Replies: 1195
Views: 261784

Re: Updated: DL retired MD-80/90s quickly

DL produced a final video to commemorate. There really isn't much if any new footage from yesterday though https://news.delta.com/true-workhorse-delta-air-lines-32-years-delta-people-reflect-history-mad-dogs-0 Anyone come across anything from spotters or anything in the like on the final fly-out fr...

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by ryanflyer
Sun May 03, 2020 3:51 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet, Network, & Livery Thread - 2020
Replies: 4208
Views: 615973

Re: United Fleet, Network, & Livery Thread - 2020

Nicknuzzii wrote:
A pilot posted that the 757s are gone, anyone got any update on this?


I saw that too, and ran that by a reliable source who said that is false. No retirements have been called yet in the 757 fleet, not even the P&W birds.

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by ryanflyer
Thu Apr 16, 2020 12:25 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA Fleet Updates - 2020
Replies: 1290
Views: 197057

Re: AA Fleet Updates - 2020

One has to wonder, wouldn’t it be more cost effective to take all of the seats out the 767s since they won’t be coming back rather than having to take seats out of the A330s and putting them back in later? Though maybe he’s referring to the A333 in which case it’s the same point as the 767.

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by ryanflyer
Sat Mar 28, 2020 3:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: KL 744 Phase out News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 1193
Views: 328835

Re: KL 744 Phase out News and Discussion Thread

Does anyone have the updated hours of the KLM 747s that are being retired today/tomorrow? I have to imagine that being younger they are in the 120,000-135,000 range.

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by ryanflyer
Tue Mar 24, 2020 1:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: KL 744 Phase out News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 1193
Views: 328835

Re: KL 744 Phase out News and Discussion Thread

As pointed upthread, these planes are certified as passenger planes (albeit with a cargo section). Removing seats might affect certification. And that's only for seat removal as a weight-saving measure. If you intend to stuff former passenger section with boxes, how do you intend to secure them? Lo...

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by ryanflyer
Tue Mar 24, 2020 12:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: China Eastern A330 Combi
Replies: 29
Views: 6843

China Eastern A330 Combi

While I was under impression that something like this would take a recertification, China Eastern has Removed seats on one of their A330 aircraft to put it into a 42Y and All J seating, with the rest of the space for cargo. Does anyone have any other insight into this, and or the regulations behind ...

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by ryanflyer
Thu Mar 12, 2020 8:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet, Network, & Livery Thread - 2020
Replies: 4208
Views: 615973

Re: United Fleet, Network, & Livery Thread - 2020

Just got a notification that there’s a United 757 headed to Tupelo tomorrow. They’ve only received the Legacy United birds that are in the C28Y144 config. Anyone know the tail?

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by ryanflyer
Sat Feb 08, 2020 5:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet, Network, & Livery Thread - 2020
Replies: 4208
Views: 615973

Re: United Fleet, Network, & Livery Thread - 2020

Last night I got an email promotion from United because I have an upcoming trip that connects at LAX both out bound and return to use the new Private Suites at LAX. I don't think its really needed as my connection times are less than 2 hours. The offer including the discount they are offering me is...

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by ryanflyer
Fri Feb 07, 2020 2:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet, Network, & Livery Thread - 2020
Replies: 4208
Views: 615973

Re: United Fleet, Network, & Livery Thread - 2020

Last night I got an email promotion from United because I have an upcoming trip that connects at LAX both out bound and return to use the new Private Suites at LAX. I don't think its really needed as my connection times are less than 2 hours. The offer including the discount they are offering me is...

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by ryanflyer
Wed Jan 29, 2020 1:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet, Network, & Livery Thread - 2020
Replies: 4208
Views: 615973

Re: United Fleet, Network, & Livery Thread - 2020

Does anyone know which frames still have the old United business first seats? I know there are not too many left and I wanted to try and catch one Business First seats as the the 2x2x2 seats found on the ex-Continental 777s and 787s or the older 2x4x2 found on the ex-United 777s? If the 2x2x2 seats...

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by ryanflyer
Wed Jan 29, 2020 2:17 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet, Network, & Livery Thread - 2020
Replies: 4208
Views: 615973

Re: United Fleet, Network, & Livery Thread - 2020

Does anyone know which frames still have the old United business first seats? I know there are not too many left and I wanted to try and catch one

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by ryanflyer
Thu Jan 23, 2020 9:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: KL 744 Phase out News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 1193
Views: 328835

Re: KL 744 Phase out News and Discussion Thread

Looks like the last ever KLM 747-combi flight will be on January 3, 2020 from JFK to AMS as KL644. Wow! So soon! The MEX-AMS route will become 789? Yes. Starting October 25, 2020, a mix of 747-400 Combi and 787-9, and starting November 29, 2020, daily 787-9. So last KLM 747 flight to/from Mexico-Ci...

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by ryanflyer
Thu Jan 23, 2020 2:50 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumor: AA To Announce New Long-Haul Route - Possibly Brisbane
Replies: 107
Views: 24081

Re: Rumor: AA To Announce New Long-Haul Route - Possibly Brisbane

Is ORD-SYD in the range of the 789? An insider hint has me thinking about it.

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by ryanflyer
Sun Jan 19, 2020 12:47 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet, Network, & Livery Thread - 2020
Replies: 4208
Views: 615973

Re: United Fleet, Network, & Livery Thread - 2020

Looks like 752 PS N546UA is in TUP. Storage? Retirement? Confirmation? It’s definitely there... and to my limited knowledge they only ever come out in bits and pieces. Confirmation here (courtesy of skyliner-aviation.de): Boeing 757-222 25367 413 N546UA United Airlines ferried 14 Jan 2020 SFO-TUP, ...

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by ryanflyer
Sat Dec 21, 2019 12:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet/Network Thread - 2019
Replies: 3546
Views: 713000

Re: United Fleet/Network Thread - 2019

Polaris goes all the way back to the overwing exit...... https://i.imgur.com/CEF9ZC2.jpg I had a chance to fly the 76L ORD-EWR a few months ago on an equipment swap, and was lucky enough to be upgraded...into 18L with no window. You can really appreciate the size of the cabin from that vantage poin...

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by ryanflyer
Wed Sep 04, 2019 3:34 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Airlines MD-80 Retirement Discussion Thread
Replies: 652
Views: 134221

Re: American Airlines MD-80 Retirement Discussion Thread

For those interested, American is doing a lot on social media tomorrow covering the event. I’ll be on the media flight and covering the events in Roswell almost live for AA. I also got the final sunset photos from the ramp today. So many people out there taking photos of the Maddog and saying goodby...

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by ryanflyer
Mon Sep 02, 2019 12:46 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Airlines MD-80 Retirement Discussion Thread
Replies: 652
Views: 134221

Re: American Airlines MD-80 Retirement Discussion Thread

danipawa wrote:
so all 26 going to fly ROW on sept 3 ?


The plan is to have all of them landed in Roswell with the last one landing the afternoon of the 4th. Though only a rumor, I heard one may not be going there, but again, that was just a rumor.

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by ryanflyer
Tue Aug 27, 2019 1:28 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Airlines MD-80 Retirement Discussion Thread
Replies: 652
Views: 134221

Re: American Airlines MD-80 Retirement Discussion Thread

Just wanted to give everyone (specifically for the spotters) some heads up for september 4. I'll be covering the media flight and had some public info for you guys that wasn't all put in one place, so I wanted to make sure it was shared. There will be 3 "final flights" from DFW. There will...

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by ryanflyer
Sat Jul 27, 2019 9:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Aircraft Refurbishment Thread - 2019
Replies: 776
Views: 176282

Re: Delta Aircraft Refurbishment Thread - 2019

Does anyone know why n717tw was painted back into the normal livery?

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by ryanflyer
Sat Jul 20, 2019 2:18 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Airlines MD-80 Retirement Discussion Thread
Replies: 652
Views: 134221

Re: American Airlines MD-80 Retirement Discussion Thread

Northwest1988 wrote:
I’m hoping N501AA is used on flight AA80 on September 4!



I can’t give sources but 984 or 501 is the likely candidate as 984 was the last Md80 produced, and 501 is the last legacy AA bird.

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by ryanflyer
Fri Jul 12, 2019 9:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Airlines Boeing 777-200s
Replies: 46
Views: 13612

Re: United Airlines Boeing 777-200s

Are there any more UA 777s in 9 abreast format? All the "Version 1" and "Version 2" 777s are still 3-3-3, and are certainly in service (I just flew in one a few days ago, an ex-CO "Version 2" bird). But once all of them are reconfigure, no, it'll be all 3-4-3 in Y. A s...

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by ryanflyer
Thu Jun 06, 2019 6:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 747-400 Passenger Fleet Tracking/Retirements Thread 2019
Replies: 124
Views: 35360

Re: Boeing 747-400 Passenger Fleet Tracking/Retirements Thread 2019

Indeed OEB is heading to Tupelo where it will join 3 other ex-United 747s and an ex-TAP A330 coming soon. Not sure if anyone has plans to go visit, but UAM Aero (the company that is doing the recycling work) is holding an aviation day event June 15 and they are offering up close tours. I'll be there...

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by ryanflyer
Thu Mar 28, 2019 12:24 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: 30+ Year Old Aircraft in Scheduled Passenger Service
Replies: 44
Views: 5387

Re: 30+ Year Old Aircraft in Scheduled Passenger Service

Air Rarotonga in the Cook Islands (South Pacific) has a Saab340 LN39 that is 33 years old E5-EFS. Contour Airlines flying small operations around the United States has some Jetstream31 aircraft that are 30+, but those will be retired April 1. I just flew N310CN TUP-BNA and she was still an amazing r...

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by ryanflyer
Thu Nov 08, 2018 2:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: One year since UA has retired 747
Replies: 14
Views: 2289

Re: One year since UA has retired 747

https://youtu.be/-DvIIcrINLg
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I was lucky enough to go and visit the United 747s stored in Tupelo while working on a job for United. Had some special permission to use the drone (you can imagine all the paperwork I had to do...). Anyways enjoy the beautiful 747s and dramatic music.

https://youtu.be/-DvIIcrINLg

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by ryanflyer
Wed Sep 05, 2018 11:26 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alaska's been short one A320 for a week now...
Replies: 11
Views: 4540

Re: Alaska's been short one A320 for a week now...

The airplane had an engine fire and diverted to Omaha. They have replaced the engine and have been doing run ups on the runway and testing it since. Not sure why it is still there though.

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by ryanflyer
Wed Aug 15, 2018 5:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA accelerates 747-400 retirement
Replies: 427
Views: 97058

Re: UA accelerates 747-400 retirement

Here is a link to a drone video I made from the United 747s stored at Tupelo. Yes yes I had full permission from everyone and went through an intense process to get access with the drone. Im not the best with drone video, but thought the angles of the greatest plane ever made was worth sharing! http...

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by ryanflyer
Wed Jul 25, 2018 2:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA accelerates 747-400 retirement
Replies: 427
Views: 97058

Re: UA accelerates 747-400 retirement

N182UA has almost been 100% parted out and is on her last legs as we speak. Some doors to one of the 747s at TUP showed up in North Carolina and they seem to have the “goodbye” stickers”. Though not confirmed I believe that would have to be N118UA or N121UA (the last aircraft to have the globe on th...

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by ryanflyer
Thu Jul 19, 2018 1:32 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Drone flies close to A380
Replies: 70
Views: 9791

Re: Drone flies close to A380

Having done drone photography around aircraft, this video is hard to watch. I was the photographer who did drone video for the recent United 747 event and it took hours of planning and calling to pull it off. This type of shot should be harder to take, in reality, it’s quite easy and that’s the sad ...

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by ryanflyer
Fri Jun 22, 2018 1:35 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: OMA Expansion
Replies: 4
Views: 1891

Re: OMA Expansion

I don’t have any photos of expansion. I’ve heard quite a few rumors from verified and unverified sources. I know Delta was thinking about bringing back MCO and was looking at BOS but haven’t heard much more. I know United just announced double daily to San Fran. If Norwegian stays afloat, I could se...

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by ryanflyer
Sat Jun 09, 2018 5:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA accelerates 747-400 retirement
Replies: 427
Views: 97058

Re: UA accelerates 747-400 retirement

Not sure if anyone saw, but United had the last goodbye down in Tupelo. I was one of the photographers hired to do the photography for the event. Lots of cool photos of the United 747. I believe N118UA, N117UA, N121UA, and N182UA call Tupelo home. For those who care, I got special permission to use ...

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by ryanflyer
Tue May 29, 2018 12:01 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Tupelo Airport Stored Planes
Replies: 13
Views: 3140

Tupelo Airport Stored Planes

Hi Anet folks, Does anyone know which airliners are currently stored at Tupelo regional airport currently? I know that United has N118UA, N117UA, and N121UA stored there and Virgin Atlantic has an A340-600 also stored there. I will be visiting and would love to know what I will be seeing. Thanks for...

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by ryanflyer
Sun Apr 22, 2018 1:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: OAG Changes 4/22/2018:AA Drops MIA-OMA;AS Suspends DTW-PDX; AV Adds BOS-SAL, MCO-GUA/LIM/SAL;B6 +GCM-FLL;UA +ORD-SHD
Replies: 60
Views: 10661

Re: OAG Changes 4/22/2018:AA Drops MIA-OMA;AS Suspends DTW-PDX; AV Adds BOS-SAL, MCO-GUA/LIM/SAL;B6 +GCM-FLL;UA +ORD-SHD

Wonder why Omaha-Miami was cancelled. The route seemed to be doing alright when I flew it. Interesting that Omaha just got a Philadelphia flight too that starts in a few weeks.

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by ryanflyer
Sat Mar 31, 2018 5:20 pm
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: Airports that support aerial photography
Replies: 2
Views: 1889

Airports that support aerial photography

Was wondering which airports worldwide have companies that provide aerial aviation photography opportunities. Just wanted to make a unified list of some sort.

I can start with:
Star Helicopters at LAX

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by ryanflyer
Sun Mar 04, 2018 10:39 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Cabin crew rest areas
Replies: 24
Views: 5458

Re: Cabin crew rest areas

]I remember the cabin on the Air New Zealand 767-300 had a walled off section of the cabin (between economy and buisness class) on the right side. I sat right behind it and it looked like your average bulkhead. The plane was old the wall of the cabin and the bulkhead had become separated just enouph...

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by ryanflyer
Sun Jan 21, 2018 7:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Retirement of Korean 747-400 Fleet
Replies: 0
Views: 725

Retirement of Korean 747-400 Fleet

Hi,

I wondering if their is a retirement date set on the Korean airlines 747-400s. As of right now, their are 3 left in passenger configurations all delivered in 1997 and 1998. Does anyone have a timetable on these birds? Any information would be helpful!

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by ryanflyer
Mon Dec 11, 2017 2:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Retiring a Type while Some are still on order
Replies: 12
Views: 4555

Retiring a Type while Some are still on order

I wasn’t too sure what to title this topic, and I know Their is already a topic on the retiring of the Singapore A380s, but I thought I’d give it a shot anyway. Singapore is retiring their a380s (I believe 3 are stored right now) yet they still have multiple to be delivered. I find this interesting ...

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by ryanflyer
Wed Nov 22, 2017 3:10 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PH-BFS KLM 747
Replies: 1
Views: 1140

PH-BFS KLM 747

Hi All, Recently saw a KLM 747-400 at LAX registered PH-BFS. I watched it land Saturday, then fly out only to divert back to LAX after takeoff and it’s been on the stand ever since. Anyone know what’s up? Obviously is wasn’t an urgent emergency if it went all the way back to LAX. I remember hearing ...

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by ryanflyer
Sat Nov 18, 2017 9:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta 747 @ LAX
Replies: 7
Views: 3555

Delta 747 @ LAX

Hi,

I see a Deta 747-451 on a sports charter from Buffalo to Los Angeles. I was wondering if anyone knew how long it would be in LAX and where it’s going from there! I have a helicopter tour over the airport tomorrow and was hoping to catch it.

Thanks so much for any info!

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by ryanflyer
Sat Nov 04, 2017 5:21 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: What distance is too short for a plane but too far by car?
Replies: 179
Views: 23081

Re: What distance is too short for a plane but too far by car?

One that people don’t tend to think about, is San Francisco to Los Angeles. Less than an hour flight and 8-10 hours drive in good traffic. Also Kodiak to Anchorage. That’s an easy hour long Dash8-100 flight, but on the ferry that’s an overnight 10-12 hour trip!

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by ryanflyer
Sun Oct 29, 2017 3:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Do Flight Attendants Know if a Passenger is Underage?
Replies: 57
Views: 16837

Re: Do Flight Attendants Know if a Passenger is Underage?

I’ve gotten away with it since I was 16. No one really cares. A bit of champagne never hurt anybody.

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by ryanflyer
Mon Oct 23, 2017 2:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Possible New 767 order
Replies: 1
Views: 1687

United Possible New 767 order

From an AvGeek standpoint I love this. Boeing looking to open another production line as United looks into replacing their old 767s. The only way to replace a 767 is with the 767. I know the other thread on this is already open, but do you think this is reasonable for United even with the 787s they ...

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by ryanflyer
Wed Oct 11, 2017 11:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why does AA's website show a 738 instead of a 7M8 for MIA-LGA 11/29/17
Replies: 10
Views: 3296

Re: Why does AA's website show a 738 instead of a 7M8 for MIA-LGA 11/29/17

I’m just an enthusiast, so do correct me if I’m wrong... but could that stand for 737-MAX8?

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by ryanflyer
Sun Sep 17, 2017 3:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 2017 NCAA Football Charters
Replies: 208
Views: 22052

Re: 2017 NCAA Football Charters

While emailing the Chief Line Check Pilot for Delta, I asked him when the last ever Delta 747 flight was. It is actually a football charter from FLL-BUF on New years eve. I cannot post the email that he sent, but I believe he is a pretty solid source. From there I expect her to be flown to a Delta b...

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by ryanflyer
Sat Sep 16, 2017 8:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: MCI thread - 2017
Replies: 100
Views: 9209

MCI question

I know by driving by a few times that MCI has some sort of long term storage/scrapping facility at the east end of the airport. Does anyone know what, if any planes are there right now?

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by ryanflyer
Fri Aug 25, 2017 1:16 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Fate of Southwest 737-300s
Replies: 4
Views: 2152

Fate of Southwest 737-300s

Slowly but surely the Southwest 737-300 fleet have hit the boneyards. This leads me to ask the question, what will the fate of these birds be. I know that a few have been picked up (I think 6 correct me if I'm wrong) for firefighting duties. What is the hours and cycles on some of the younger birds?...

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