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by fightforlove
Tue May 19, 2020 8:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet, Network, & Livery Thread - 2020
Replies: 4195
Views: 612101

Re: United exercises options for 7 787-10s

I have a friend who's a United pilot on the 757/767, and he's getting laid-off. I think we can expect to see substantial cuts to the 757/767 fleets.

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by fightforlove
Mon Feb 03, 2020 10:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Iberia unveils new uniforms
Replies: 27
Views: 4171

Re: Iberia unveils new uniforms

Great look! Now all they need is a new livery.

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by fightforlove
Tue Dec 17, 2019 9:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet/Network Thread - 2019
Replies: 3546
Views: 712850

New United 787 Deliveries

United will be taking delivery of another batch of 787-9s (13 air frames) beginning next year, plus 5 additional -10s remain to be delivered. Where will these frames be used? Will they be for expansion or replacement of older fleet aircraft? Heard that United are going to be bringing the 787-9 and -...

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by fightforlove
Wed Dec 11, 2019 11:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air France orders additional A350s
Replies: 73
Views: 16215

Re: Air France orders additional A350s

Good news for AF. It’s a great addition to the fleet. What I don’t get is the 787s not transferring to KL. AF will have 3 LH and 2 S/MH cockpits. Total 5. Whereas KL will be on 3. If AF would get rid of the 78s that would be 4 which is acceptable given their size. Air France would be getting the ba...

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by fightforlove
Tue Dec 03, 2019 5:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A380 was success for Airbus, says new CEO
Replies: 564
Views: 57587

Re: A380 was success for Airbus, says new CEO

The A340-600 was foreseen as a 747 replacement at a time when Boeing had appeared to be unable to develop the 777-300 into a range-capable challenger. Boeing went on the develop the 300ER more than was deemed possible and the rest is history. So in terms of Airbus products the 747 was covered, inde...

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by fightforlove
Wed Nov 13, 2019 4:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Iberia re-starts Dulles
Replies: 42
Views: 6037

Re: Iberia re-starts Dulles

Good news, expansion increases the likelihood of the A340s staying in the fleet a bit longer.

Other potential IB destinations in NA???:

DFW
PHL
YYZ
GDL

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by fightforlove
Tue Nov 05, 2019 5:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: KLM to retire A330's by 2025, to become all Boeing airline
Replies: 118
Views: 26577

Re: KLM to retire A330's by 2025, to become all Boeing airline

KLM needs to replace: 13 a330 with 13 ordered 787 10 747 with nothing on order 15 772 with nothing on order 25 airplanes in need of replacement with nothing on order for KLM Air France needs to replace: 15 a330 with nothing on order 10 a380 with some of 28 a350 orders 25 772 with some of 28 a350 or...

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by fightforlove
Tue Nov 05, 2019 12:50 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA Fleet Updates - 2019
Replies: 993
Views: 189483

Re: AA Fleet Updates - 2019

anymaninfc wrote:
Am wondering why Wikipedia is showing AA with "In Service" of only 11 B767-300s, when they are operating 18 as of now.


Because it's... Wikipedia lol.

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by fightforlove
Thu Oct 24, 2019 5:20 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Why didn´t Northwest order the 777?
Replies: 41
Views: 12635

Re: Why didn´t Northwest order the 777?

I think if they had stayed in business, Northwest would have eventually taken a mix of 77W and 787-9 to replace their 747 fleet. Then they would have a TPAC fleet of 77W, 789, and 788, plus A330s covering TATL and Hawaii. What's an even more interesting what-if, is NW and the A340. If NW had taken t...

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by fightforlove
Tue Oct 22, 2019 9:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Airlines A350 update?
Replies: 131
Views: 40896

Re: United Airlines A350 update?

To the UA A350 naysayers: United have 74 x 772s, most of which are 15-24 years old. If you subtract the 45 x A350s, United have only 22 widebodies on firm order (18 787s + 4 773s), so if UA didn't want the A350s, would they not have already placed another large order for 787/777s?? The 787-9 is sold...

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by fightforlove
Mon Oct 14, 2019 4:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA TATL hub pre-US Merger.
Replies: 14
Views: 4832

Re: AA TATL hub pre-US Merger.

Did American cut back their ORD TATL routes when they acquired the PHL hub from US? I believe LHR is the only year-round route via ORD nowdays.

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by fightforlove
Thu Sep 26, 2019 5:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA Shifts LAX-NRT to HND, Shifts 1x DFW-NRT to HND; Ends ORD-NRT
Replies: 79
Views: 17054

Re: AA Shifts LAX-NRT to HND, Shifts 1x DFW-NRT to HND; Ends ORD-NRT

It must be really telling that AA can't make ORD-Asia work even with 787 Dreamliner technology. Shame, but at least their ORD-Europe expansion seems to be going well.

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by fightforlove
Fri Aug 16, 2019 7:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing delays 777-8X entry into service
Replies: 154
Views: 31199

Re: 778x mothballed?

If it is mothballed, Boeing would be better off using the extra resources on improving the 787-10 instead. This. I don't think there's even room for 2 competitors (actually 4 if you count A359ULR and the 789) in the ULR market for this generation. Boeing 77L and Airbus A345 combined sold what? 80 u...

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by fightforlove
Wed Aug 14, 2019 3:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why didn't the B753 sell better?
Replies: 136
Views: 27992

Re: Why didn't the B753 sell better?

Probably because it was a bitch to de-plane.

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by fightforlove
Fri Aug 02, 2019 10:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American extending life of some 757s, A320s, and 737s
Replies: 70
Views: 18262

Re: American extending life of some 757s, A320s, and 737s

The whole point of Oasis is to increase seat density, seeing as it isn't changing, the 320s aren't planning to be Oasifyed. As far as I know, there are currently no plans to add power to the LUS 320s (despite bridge saying otherwise) and if they were going to be done by Fall, they would need to be ...

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by fightforlove
Fri Jul 19, 2019 3:19 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Trump Hosts Meeting b/w QR and the U.S. Carriers
Replies: 136
Views: 19590

Re: Trump Hosts Meeting b/w QR and the U.S. Carriers

Is it just me, or is Trump the first President who seems to be involved in every major airline deal??

Why does everything have to be political nowadays???

And when can we expect to hear Bernie Sanders' and AOC's opinions on this QR-US3 meeting? :stirthepot: :spin:

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by fightforlove
Tue Jul 16, 2019 2:46 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Website with historical database for airlines' airport/equipment type?
Replies: 1
Views: 771

Website with historical database for airlines' airport/equipment type?

I'm looking for an online source that allows you to pick an airport and year, and see what airlines and what aircraft type(s) they flew into that airport. I had stumbled across it once before but couldn't remember the link. Can anyone help me out?

Thank you in advance.

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by fightforlove
Sun Jun 30, 2019 5:27 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing falsified records for a 787 sold to AC
Replies: 92
Views: 28045

Re: Boeing falsified records for a 787 sold to AC

Oh one Boeing mechanic and a qa inspector stamped something false and the news says the whole company is responsible.. just wonderful. Both people were fired. I wonder what's next I’m sorry but the company is responsible. It’s still their airplane and most importantly the “error” was made by Boeing...

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by fightforlove
Tue Apr 30, 2019 3:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Tim Clark: Emirates is planning its network without the A380
Replies: 78
Views: 20066

Re: Tim Clark: Emirates is planning its network without the A380

I would assume one can assume that this is good news for the 40x Boeing 787-10 order coming to fruition?

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by fightforlove
Mon Apr 22, 2019 8:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AC A330 Fleet News and Updates Discussion Thread - 2019
Replies: 398
Views: 125605

Re: Air Canada will add 4 more A330-300s in 2019

Great to see the A333 stay in AC's fleet this long. I was worried they would retire them when they started retiring the A340s.

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by fightforlove
Wed Apr 17, 2019 9:20 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Why so few international major carriers to Philadelphia?
Replies: 104
Views: 15519

Re: Why so few international major carriers to Philadelphia?

texl1649 wrote:
Has the OP ever been to Philadelphia?


Never been, unless a transfer at PHL counts.

Thanks for all the replies, I didn't realize EWR is so close to the Philly suburbs, the leakage makes sense especially with more competitive fares.

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by fightforlove
Wed Apr 17, 2019 9:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Cathay Pacific future fleet/route plans
Replies: 136
Views: 27392

Cathay Pacific future fleet/route plans

Cathay Pacific have been taking delivery of a lot of new equipment lately, and still have more than 30 new A350/777X aircraft coming online over the new few years. What are they doing with all these planes? I know they've opened up some new OW connections in North America and Europe, do they have fu...

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by fightforlove
Sat Apr 13, 2019 9:03 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737 replacement, back on the table in summer 2019?
Replies: 354
Views: 75190

Re: Boeing 737 replacement, back on the table in summer 2019?

keesje wrote:
2175301 wrote:

:arrow: Boeing will align with Embraer. Re-opening the <150 segment, where Boeing missed out in recent years.


Any idea on when we can expect to see this happen? Is the E2 a legit A220 competitor? Does Embraer have any new prototypes in the works?

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by fightforlove
Fri Apr 12, 2019 5:12 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Why so few international major carriers to Philadelphia?
Replies: 104
Views: 15519

Why so few international major carriers to Philadelphia?

Why do so few international airlines serve PHL/Philadelphia? BOS, JFK, EWR, and IAD all have strong presence of European flag carriers and a few others. Is PHL just the 5th wheel of the Northeast for international traffic? I would think a metropolitan area of 6 million would have more options for TA...

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by fightforlove
Tue Apr 09, 2019 4:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: KLM CEO: We will take delivery of A350
Replies: 63
Views: 20151

Re: KLM CEO: We will take delivery of A350

No way AF operates no widebodies smaller than the A350. They need A332/789 sized aircraft for Africa and lower yield routes to the Americas.

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by fightforlove
Mon Apr 08, 2019 5:40 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LH switches CLT to A350
Replies: 44
Views: 14329

Re: LH switches CLT to A350

FRA-ORD will be 2 daily year round on Lufthansa:
Frankfurt – Chicago O’Hare eff 07OCT19 Seasonal 2nd daily LH432/433 extended to year-round from this date, operated by A340-300 for winter season

So excited to have the A343 coming back to O'Hare!

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by fightforlove
Fri Mar 22, 2019 4:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Northwest Airlines KMSP hub 747-400 destinations
Replies: 43
Views: 8415

Re: Northwest Airlines KMSP hub 747-400 destinations

Whatever happened to Northwest's SEA-HKG route? I flew that in 1990 on a 742.

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by fightforlove
Tue Mar 19, 2019 5:28 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Will DL relaunch DTW-KIX with A350?
Replies: 12
Views: 1701

Re: Will DL relaunch DTW-KIX with A350?

Osaka is a financial center. Delta would likely have more success starting a JFK-KIX or even MSP-KIX before trying from DTW.

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by fightforlove
Wed Mar 13, 2019 11:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LH orders 20 B789 and 20 additional A350; Will sell 6 A380s back to Airbus
Replies: 355
Views: 56753

Re: LH orders 20 B789 and 20 additional A350; Will sell 6 A380s back to Airbus

If none of these 789s end up going to LH, I wonder if we'll still see another 789 order (or A339) to replace some of the A343s on the long-thin routes. I would think the A359 is overkill for several of the A343s routes: FRA - SAN/TPA/NKG/MAA.

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by fightforlove
Fri Mar 08, 2019 11:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Airlines "Evolution" to Globe Livery released
Replies: 1797
Views: 386883

Re: United Airlines "Evolution" to Globe Livery coming in April

If the guidelines for the women's art contest are an indicator, looks like bigger font U N I T E D on the fuselage with a tail design already picked out. Hope it's not another lame eurowhite w/ tail stripes me-too-ism a la Aer Lingus/Lufthansa.

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by fightforlove
Tue Mar 05, 2019 8:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What soured relations between Boeing and Delta?
Replies: 80
Views: 14550

What soured relations between Boeing and Delta?

With some people going as far as speculating that Delta CEO Ed Bastian may be playing Boeing on launching the 797, to get a better deal from Airbus for more aircraft, why is it that many have suspected a Delta/Boeing feud in recent years? What started this rumor of poor business relations in the fir...

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by fightforlove
Fri Feb 22, 2019 7:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: When is Air France going to retire the A340!?
Replies: 42
Views: 1758

Re: Air France A340 Retirement Ceremony?

...but Joon is supposedly going away, so???? They are. A320 and A321 will be painted back in Air France colors but A340 won't. As they leave the fleet in 2021, AF stated that it was not worth to send them back to the paint shop. Link: https://bit.ly/2Maq09B In that case, hold the Ceremony until 202...

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by fightforlove
Fri Feb 22, 2019 7:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Aer Lingus Announces Upcoming Brand Refresh
Replies: 521
Views: 96941

Re: Aer Lingus Announces Upcoming Brand Refresh

Frankly, I think the new branding is awful. The riot of green on an Aer Lingus A330 signals you are in Ireland even before you leave your home airport. There is no other airline like it. The b-o-o-o-ring Eurowhite and lighter green of the shamrock signals that Ireland is experiencing a major drough...

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by fightforlove
Fri Dec 14, 2018 3:02 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United and the 727-100
Replies: 12
Views: 2779

Re: United and the 727-100

Polot wrote:
My guess is with an early hub in DEN (Stapleton) the 727-100’s performance may have been very attractive to them.


Think I read somewhere that when the 727 was being developed, UA wanted it to be a quadjet, for better performance from DEN, so that probably does explain United's affinity for the 727.

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by fightforlove
Thu Dec 13, 2018 11:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United and the 727-100
Replies: 12
Views: 2779

United and the 727-100

United Airlines operated a massive fleet of 727-100s, more than 727-200s, which goes against the trend of most other US major carriers and international operators who ultimately operated more -200s than the baseline -100 model. My dad had an air fleets book from 1976 that showed UA having a fleet of...

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by fightforlove
Thu Nov 01, 2018 4:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why did American Airlines go with 707 over DC-8?
Replies: 111
Views: 19576

Why did American Airlines go with 707 over DC-8?

American Airlines always had a close relationship with Douglas in the 30s, 40s, and 50s. AA worked with Douglas to develop airplanes and launched the DC-3, DC-6, and the DC-7. So, why did American break for the 707 over the DC-8? They also did not buy the DC-9, opting for the British BAC-111 instead...

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by fightforlove
Mon Oct 08, 2018 7:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Airlines orders 9 787-9's
Replies: 172
Views: 33603

Re: United Airlines orders 9 787-9's

Takes like this have no basis in reality. Each of the US3 will make the deal that makes the most financial sense for it. None of them is "all in" for any OEM. If the 797 is as expected, DL will order a shedload of them. Boeing and UA weren't able to arrive at a price that made sense for a...

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by fightforlove
Fri Aug 31, 2018 3:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Iberia adds more flights to Latin America
Replies: 106
Views: 15917

Re: Iberia adds more flights to Latin America

double post

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by fightforlove
Fri Aug 31, 2018 3:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Iberia adds more flights to Latin America
Replies: 106
Views: 15917

Re: Iberia adds more flights to Latin America

With the increased frequencies, will this require the addition of more aircraft? (besides the A350s that are coming)? I assumed the A350s would replace the A340s on a 1-for-1 basis, but perhaps they'll be keeping the 340s for a little bit longer now?

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by fightforlove
Fri Aug 31, 2018 3:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Announces EWR-PRG, EWR-NAP, SFO-AMS
Replies: 126
Views: 17586

Re: United Announces EWR-PRG, EWR-NAP, SFO-AMS

Any possibility of United adding an ORD-PRG service? CSA used to come to ORD, since then nothing. Sorry but CSA never operated ORD. Only JFK, EWR, YYZ and YUL. No, they also went to ORD, though it's been many years. Some of my ORD photography friends were recently posting some old pics of CSA plane...

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by fightforlove
Thu Aug 30, 2018 3:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Announces EWR-PRG, EWR-NAP, SFO-AMS
Replies: 126
Views: 17586

Re: United Announces EWR-PRG, EWR-NAP, SFO-AMS

Any possibility of United adding an ORD-PRG service? CSA used to come to ORD, since then nothing.

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by fightforlove
Wed Aug 15, 2018 2:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA Domestic 777 Replacment
Replies: 103
Views: 15717

Re: UA Domestic 777 Replacment

I think 78Js and NMA-7Xs would be the perfect combo for this job.

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by fightforlove
Tue Aug 14, 2018 4:13 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Revised Lufthansa livery fleet thread
Replies: 247
Views: 33649

Re: First A340-600 In Revised Lufthansa Livery

[twoid][/twoid]

9w748capt wrote:
devron wrote:
Its a A340-600 they always look lovely even though LH is trying its best to destroy its grace


Agreed. What a bland livery, can't think of a worse one out there. The A346 is definitely still a looker, though.


Have you seen Iberia's?

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by fightforlove
Fri Aug 10, 2018 10:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: When is Air France going to retire the A340!?
Replies: 42
Views: 1758

Re: Air France A340 Retirement Ceremony?

Now I remember seeing an Air France Asie A340 when I was at CDG. Also, found in a book I have on the A340/A330 that AF introduced the A340 on the CDG-IAD route in March 1993, followed by Houston, Mexico City, Buenos Aires, Santiago, Recife, and Sao Paulo all from Paris via A340s by the end of 1993.

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by fightforlove
Fri Aug 10, 2018 10:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United updating brand with new colors
Replies: 128
Views: 27031

Re: United updating brand with new colors

I like where United are going with the new pallet based on various shades of blue. Hopefully they've got a new livery in the works that will feature some beautiful shades of blue, maybe a new take on the Globe, or a whole new logo. The only problem with a new paint scheme will be the same group of ...

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by fightforlove
Fri Aug 10, 2018 9:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United updating brand with new colors
Replies: 128
Views: 27031

Re: United updating brand with new colors

I like where United are going with the new pallet based on various shades of blue. Hopefully they've got a new livery in the works that will feature some beautiful shades of blue, maybe a new take on the Globe, or a whole new logo.

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by fightforlove
Thu Aug 09, 2018 10:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: When is Air France going to retire the A340!?
Replies: 42
Views: 1758

Re: Air France A340 Retirement Ceremony?

Air France are down to just 2x A340s in service: F-GLZJ and F-GLZU. Are there any plans for a last flight ceremony for 25 years of service and a launch customer of the type? Wow, I cannot believe AF are down to just 2 A340s. I am dumb-founded...how time has flown by. I remember when they were as ub...

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by fightforlove
Thu Aug 09, 2018 10:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: When is Air France going to retire the A340!?
Replies: 42
Views: 1758

Re: Air France A340 Retirement Ceremony?

When they were at the high point in the AF fleet, how many did AF have? Where were the sent? Mostly states or a bit of Asia too? AF operated 24 A343s and 6 A342s, all factory ordered to my knowledge. They ditched the A342s quickly in the mid-90s (I believe a few went to LH), I believe the A343 flee...

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by fightforlove
Thu Aug 09, 2018 3:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: When is Air France going to retire the A340!?
Replies: 42
Views: 1758

Air France A340 Retirement Ceremony?

Air France are down to just 2x A340s in service: F-GLZJ and F-GLZU. Are there any plans for a last flight ceremony for 25 years of service and a launch customer of the type?

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