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by PHLspecial
Mon Jul 15, 2019 1:41 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Philadelphia Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 363
Views: 43738

Re: Philadelphia Aviation Thread - 2019

Based of Enilria post icelandair yet again is cutting there extended fall/winter schedule. It was extended to December/January FI KEF-PHL OCT 0.7>0[0.4] NOV 0.7>0[0] DEC 0.6>0[0] Just getting off a FI flight. I would understand why they cut the winner. Europe is a popular summer destination. The fl...

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by PHLspecial
Fri Jun 21, 2019 7:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Philadelphia Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 363
Views: 43738

Re: Philadelphia Aviation Thread - 2019

Nothing exciting diverting UA1079 SJO-EWR and yesterday I saw BA189 land here as well.
Quite a few 35 landing today guess the winds are favorable for that runway today

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by PHLspecial
Fri Jun 21, 2019 5:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Philadelphia Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 363
Views: 43738

Re: Philadelphia Aviation Thread - 2019

First time I've seen this happen...and I saw it first hand. MAN-PHL 763 just landed on runway 35. I'm not sure if this speaks to a light load on the flight or the wind pattern / refinery fire. I'm not sure if someone in here ever mention an A330 landing on runway 35 before. I didn't know taxiway ec...

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by PHLspecial
Fri Jun 21, 2019 1:41 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: United States Spend Ten Times More On Fossil Fuel Subsidies Than Education
Replies: 22
Views: 1017

Re: United States Spend Ten Times More On Fossil Fuel Subsidies Than Education

The department of education is needed to give oversight to all the states. Does anyone expect states to regulate themselves otherwise we will keep hearing about schools closing... As for oil subsidies, tax breaks, whatever gives the oil companies massive aid. That should be reduced and fund other it...

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by PHLspecial
Fri Jun 14, 2019 2:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Philadelphia Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 363
Views: 43738

Re: Philadelphia Aviation Thread - 2019

I really don't understand this discussion (ref: airport transportation). You all realize that there exists and has for many years, frequent high speed trains directly to the airport terminals, including directly from one of AMTRAK's major stations (30th Street - Philadelphia). It's an almost seamle...

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by PHLspecial
Thu Jun 13, 2019 6:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Philadelphia Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 363
Views: 43738

Re: Philadelphia Aviation Thread - 2019

Since we are on the topic of airport expansion. Access to the airport is key for growth. As part of the master plan I would add expanding the Broad Street Line from the sports complex to the Navy Yard and Airport this way the business travelers from the Navy yard has quick access to the airport trav...

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by PHLspecial
Wed Jun 12, 2019 9:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Philadelphia Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 363
Views: 43738

Re: Philadelphia Aviation Thread - 2019

No new runways, certainly no new terminals anytime soon. Are all three hardstands used in the afternoon? Buses are not that bad having done it in other countries. The airport would need continue growth for a new terminal.I would think around 35 million passengers a year would make the case for expan...

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by PHLspecial
Mon Jun 10, 2019 5:08 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Hobbies outside of aviation
Replies: 45
Views: 6162

Re: Hobbies outside of aviation

I love talking about public transit and enjoy watching race cars, weird combo I know. Food tasting and traveling is pretty much all I have.

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by PHLspecial
Mon Jun 10, 2019 4:33 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Consequences of Climate Change
Replies: 151
Views: 6871

Re: Consequences of Climate Change

trpmb6 wrote:
I've never understood opposition to nuclear power. It's the future.


I agree it's the future but is nuclear waste still a problem? In the U.S. there is no permanent storage space for the spent nuclear rods. I would push forward if the U.S. figured out what to do with it.

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by PHLspecial
Mon Jun 10, 2019 1:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: OAG Changes 6/9/2019:AC PSP-YYC Out;AS PAE-PSP Add;DL JFK-KEF Cut;NK EWR-RSW/TPA Add,MCO-PTY Out;SY LAS-LAX/PHX Add
Replies: 66
Views: 10972

Re: OAG Changes 6/9/2019:AC PSP-YYC Out;AS PAE-PSP Add;DL JFK-KEF Cut;NK EWR-RSW/TPA Add,MCO-PTY Out;SY LAS-LAX/PHX Add

PHL: 13 losses, some are multiple per day. (PLEASE don't start on how AA is going to dehub them...) Dehubbed... :lol: Though I would think these are normal SEP cuts for AA. Besides no other airline will complete at PHL with AA. Even if they did they will just add back in the frequencies. Although I...

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by PHLspecial
Sun Jun 09, 2019 3:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Philadelphia Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 363
Views: 43738

Re: Philadelphia Aviation Thread - 2019

https://viewfromthewing.boardingarea.com/2019/06/09/american-airlines-is-using-moon-buggies-and-remote-stands-in-philadelphia/ Article in regards to the remote stand buggies. Part of me feels like they need to some extent terminal A West but the way it’s designed idk if that’s possible. What are y’...

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by PHLspecial
Sat Jun 08, 2019 9:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Philadelphia Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 363
Views: 43738

Re: Philadelphia Aviation Thread - 2019

https://www.discoverphl.com/blog/weve-got-fans-worldwide/ And update of the top foreign visiting counties to PHILADELPHIA I know I sound like a kid but I'm hopefully for a flight to South Korea one day. In 2016 there was roughly 20K visitors from South Korea and in 2017 there was 18% jump to roughl...

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by PHLspecial
Fri Jun 07, 2019 10:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Philadelphia Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 363
Views: 43738

Re: Philadelphia Aviation Thread - 2019

When US airways was a Star Alliance member and then AA took changing to OneWorld. Did a lot of travelers switch to OneWorld or stayed with *A?

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by PHLspecial
Fri Jun 07, 2019 10:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Philadelphia Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 363
Views: 43738

Re: Philadelphia Aviation Thread - 2019

https://www.discoverphl.com/blog/weve-got-fans-worldwide/ And update of the top foreign visiting counties to PHILADELPHIA I know I sound like a kid but I'm hopefully for a flight to South Korea one day. In 2016 there was roughly 20K visitors from South Korea and in 2017 there was 18% jump to roughl...

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by PHLspecial
Wed Jun 05, 2019 4:47 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Airlines Network Thread - 2019
Replies: 418
Views: 62201

Re: American Airlines Network Thread - 2019

usairways85 wrote:


Is one route having a reduced frequency so AA can run this extra flight or AA could have outright done it?

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by PHLspecial
Wed Jun 05, 2019 4:46 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Why so few international major carriers to Philadelphia?
Replies: 104
Views: 14280

Re: Why so few international major carriers to Philadelphia?

acentauri wrote:
PHLspecial wrote:
...................Now I'm going to cry about not having Asian carriers flying to PHL because of leakage :cry:

Qatar is in Asia.


I should have written east or south east Asia.

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by PHLspecial
Wed Jun 05, 2019 3:44 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Why so few international major carriers to Philadelphia?
Replies: 104
Views: 14280

Re: Why so few international major carriers to Philadelphia?

AA’s dominance at PHL is seen as an impediment to more foreign flag carriers there. But the same could be said of DL at Boston. Yet the international carriers still flock to Logan. So I’d have to say it’s less an AA thing for PHL and more of a geographical proximity thing. Well I thought that BOS h...

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by PHLspecial
Tue Jun 04, 2019 2:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Confirmed: Korean Air signing LOI for 30 787's
Replies: 150
Views: 25969

Re: CEO: Korean Air widebody order imminent

So would more 789 and some 78J (to replace some 772) make sense or A359(to replace some 772) and A35K (to replace A380 way down the line, two 744)

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by PHLspecial
Sat Jun 01, 2019 12:03 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LH D-ABVU (B744) hard landing at PHL
Replies: 24
Views: 8993

Re: LH D-AVBU (B744) hard landing at PHL

Hypothetical scenario. What if the aircraft is deemed not worth the cost of fixing and is written off. What would be the procedure for PHL and LH?

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by PHLspecial
Fri May 31, 2019 6:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LH D-ABVU (B744) hard landing at PHL
Replies: 24
Views: 8993

Re: LH D-AVBU (B744) hard landing at PHL

So the B744 is parked at a deice stand and waiting for crews to look at the damage and fix it.
On June 2nd A340-600 will be substituted for the B744 according to the Philadelphia thread.

Would like to mention there were severe storms and a tornado in the area.

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by PHLspecial
Fri May 31, 2019 4:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Philadelphia Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 363
Views: 43738

Re: Philadelphia Aviation Thread - 2019

Oh the pencil boy is coming back. That would make for some nice photos.

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by PHLspecial
Fri May 31, 2019 3:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Philadelphia Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 363
Views: 43738

Re: Philadelphia Aviation Thread - 2019

Parked at deicing pad position 3. Awaiting additional maintenance crews to perform more checks. Will likely be there a few more days. Thanks for the info. At least its not a write off although I thought the B744 was on the way out. Hey on the bright side PHL will have 3 B747 on the ground at the sa...

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by PHLspecial
Fri May 31, 2019 1:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Philadelphia Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 363
Views: 43738

Re: Philadelphia Aviation Thread - 2019

https://simpleflying.com/lufthansa-747-engine-falls-off/ I'm guessing the B747 is still sitting there? Anyone know where its at or have more information on it? https://flightaware.com/live/flight/DLH426/history/20190528/1120Z/EDDF/KPHL Also here is the flight log, not sure if they were battling with...

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by PHLspecial
Fri May 31, 2019 11:30 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Climate activists plan to use drones at LHR
Replies: 52
Views: 6432

Re: Climate activists plan to use drones at LHR

Wish they would push for a carbon tax instead of just a drone. Those planes bring in fresh produce for the country well since U.K. can't grow it all. There are different ways to protest because it is a real problem.

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by PHLspecial
Thu May 30, 2019 7:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Paris Airshow 2019, Expectations, Gossip, Announcements
Replies: 361
Views: 66545

Re: Paris Airshow 2019, Expectations, Gossip, Announcements

Looking forward to the A220 and E2 sells also looking towards MRJ program for their road map

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by PHLspecial
Wed May 29, 2019 5:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Philadelphia Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 363
Views: 43738

Re: Philadelphia Aviation Thread - 2019

So got a little bored at work decide look at dummy bookings to Dublin and noticed that Aer Lingus is scheduling the A321LR to start Nov 1st

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by PHLspecial
Wed May 29, 2019 5:36 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Skyteam DL/AF/KL EU-US New routes?
Replies: 57
Views: 7565

Re: Skyteam DL/AF/KL EU-US

Pretty sure ST has passed on the PHL TA market. That's sad to hear. I'm guessing the premium for PHL it's not high enough for ST or AA undercutting like crazy I'm dying for a KLM flight without a major hassle in getting to JFK. Are you saying the ST is done for the foreseeable future in PHL? In the...

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by PHLspecial
Mon May 27, 2019 1:44 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Philadelphia Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 363
Views: 43738

Re: Philadelphia Aviation Thread - 2019

APettyJ wrote:
EK A380 diverted to Philly today from JFK due to weather.

Two A380s less then a week. Crazy

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by PHLspecial
Fri May 24, 2019 5:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Philadelphia Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 363
Views: 43738

Re: Philadelphia Aviation Thread - 2019

Iceland Air coming back for a third year is a good sign right? Must be good enough numbers to come back. The fares seem pretty reasonable. Anyone here tried FI yet? Also how long is the 763 going to stay on the PHL-LAS route? Until the 6th and 7th of June or is that 763 getting rotated from domestic...

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by PHLspecial
Thu May 23, 2019 8:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Philadelphia Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 363
Views: 43738

Re: Philadelphia Aviation Thread - 2019

WesYan wrote:
AF54 CDC- IAD A380 diverting to PHL due to weather


I just saw flying turning for base. My goodness it's huge. Also do you get alerts for these diversions?

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by PHLspecial
Mon May 20, 2019 3:53 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Aviation in 2050
Replies: 21
Views: 1557

Re: Aviation in 2050

IQuit wrote:
Surface transport will kill the aviation industry, at least for short to medium distance travel in developed countries.

With the amount of lobbying that airlines do in the U.S. its going to tough for the surface transport to develop here.

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by PHLspecial
Sun May 19, 2019 12:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: OAG Changes 5/19/2019:AA Shrinks MEX;CZ JFK-WUH;F9 Suspends MCO-PSM
Replies: 47
Views: 7954

Re: OAG Changes 5/19/2019:AA Shrinks MEX;CZ JFK-WUH;F9 Suspends MCO-PSM

AA PHL-SJU DEC 1.0>0.7[0.7]

I know it's the slow season but still AA must be feeling the effects of LCC war

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by PHLspecial
Sun May 19, 2019 3:34 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Philadelphia Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 363
Views: 43738

Re: Philadelphia Aviation Thread - 2019

Seems like AA is starting to rotate newer a321s into PHL instead of LUS aircraft. AA551,AA765,AA1657, AA566 have been using the newer jets since May 3rd. Good to know the 4 routes what LAA A321 sevres PHL. This is finally happening because of the flight attendants talks getting sorted and all AA FA...

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by PHLspecial
Sat May 18, 2019 5:30 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumor: American Airlines To Bring Back Seatback IFEs On Domestic Aircraft
Replies: 180
Views: 22308

Re: Rumor: American Airlines To Bring Back Seatback IFEs On Domestic Aircraft

I would be happy if this was true. The transcon flights would be nice with the PTV.

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by PHLspecial
Sat May 18, 2019 5:28 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA Fleet Updates - 2019
Replies: 662
Views: 109840

Re: AA Fleet Updates - 2019

Dying to see the pics of the galley’s and cabin, anyone get shots of it yet, it’s flying PHL/SEA turns all month. https://i.ibb.co/ssdKcHQ/B3-C5-F9-C6-9-E78-4594-A707-97827-E56244-F.jpg This is a picture of the A321neo, not the reconfigured A321 Oasis. The A321 Oasis does not have colored mood ligh...

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by PHLspecial
Thu May 16, 2019 8:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JetBlue switches from Coke to Pepsi
Replies: 193
Views: 19327

Re: JetBlue switches from Coke to Pepsi

kabq737 wrote:
I don’t really care if they serve coke or Pepsi products (I think they can both taste pretty darn good after a long day) but I think the real disappointment here is the lack of choices. Does it really cost that much more to offer more choice?


More like exclusive rights.

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by PHLspecial
Thu May 16, 2019 8:05 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: What is your favorite airplane as a passenger?
Replies: 41
Views: 1828

Re: What is your favorite airplane as a passenger?

I will be weird and say I personally love the A321 but around 32 seat pitch. 77W 9 abreast is nice too. Still need to try the B747, B787, A350, A330, A340 also the A380.

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by PHLspecial
Thu May 16, 2019 5:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JetBlue switches from Coke to Pepsi
Replies: 193
Views: 19327

Re: JetBlue switches from Coke to Pepsi

lostsound wrote:
That's disappointing, though I'm glad Canada Dry is still the ginger ale option.

I agree, happy two see those to options stay. Otherwise could buy my own coke if needed

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by PHLspecial
Tue May 14, 2019 2:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Philadelphia Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 363
Views: 43738

Re: Philadelphia Aviation Thread - 2019

usairways85 wrote:
PHL-BOS bloodbath(?) heating up...

Delta upping to 7x a day on 10/3
B6 already planned to go up to 8x a day


With AA with 12, B6 with 8 and DL at 7. 27 Daily flights? At the end of the end BOS might be the third busiest domestic route this year

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by PHLspecial
Thu May 09, 2019 5:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Philadelphia Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 363
Views: 43738

Re: Philadelphia Aviation Thread - 2019

Bigant0408 wrote:
AA announced service will start between PHL and EGE (Vail/Eagle) Colorado Dec 21st for Saturday only Winter service. Will be on 757


Interesting choice of an aircraft. I would think they would start with A319 or A320 but I guess there might be good premium traffic on this route.

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by PHLspecial
Mon May 06, 2019 3:24 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: OAG Changes 5/5/2019: DL Appears to Exit JFK-GIG, to Add JFK-BOM;UA;CZ Cuts CAN;HU Adds CTU-ORD,LAX-XIY
Replies: 61
Views: 12696

Re: OAG Changes 5/5/2019: DL Appears to Exit JFK-GIG, to Add JFK-BOM;UA;CZ Cuts CAN;HU Adds CTU-ORD,LAX-XIY

AC PHL-YYZ JUL 5>4[4]


I guess AC is not going to fight for market share of the TATL flights? AC also reduce in June from 5 daily to 4 daily as well.

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by PHLspecial
Mon May 06, 2019 3:21 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Qantas saying it is almost ready to select Project Sunrise aircraft
Replies: 1333
Views: 230309

Re: Qantas Project Sunrise Close to a Go

777222LR wrote:
My bet is on the 777-8

My bet is the A350-1000ULR because of the lighter weight. One of us is going to get it right :bouncy:

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by PHLspecial
Sun May 05, 2019 12:33 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: U.S to grant Vietnam safety rating paving way for air service
Replies: 82
Views: 14221

Re: U.S to grant Vietnam safety rating paving way for air service

Right I understand by now the population count in one city doesn't mean much. I also understand just because a city has numbers doesn't mean flight service.

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by PHLspecial
Thu May 02, 2019 7:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Philadelphia Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 363
Views: 43738

Re: Philadelphia Aviation Thread - 2019

ams747757 wrote:
Looks like some flights from IAD diverting due to weather, I'm seeing a KLM 77E on approach right now.

Edit: EI119 is also diverting (A332).


Just saw it go on final. Was just about to ask for the reason. Thanks!

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by PHLspecial
Mon Apr 29, 2019 5:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates profits won't be good as in previous years
Replies: 23
Views: 3778

Re: Emirates profits won't be good as in previous years

Wait, I thought everybody said that EK makes more money with higher oil prices because of the premium traffic bump? I suspected not. What is the logic behind that? I would think most business travelers would book economy because that's what a company would pay for most times. Higher oil prices mean...

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by PHLspecial
Wed Apr 24, 2019 2:25 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Airlines "Evolution" to Globe Livery released
Replies: 1781
Views: 356520

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

EA CO AS wrote:
I like the blue gradient on the tail; looks really classy. Nice job, UA!


Seems like you are going to need to update your profile picture to the much better looking livery for United

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by PHLspecial
Wed Apr 24, 2019 2:04 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Airlines "Evolution" to Globe Livery released
Replies: 1781
Views: 356520

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

Here is the image without having to use a link: https://i.imgur.com/dVpGN5A_d.jpg?maxwidth=640&shape=thumb&fidelity=medium Well the black line could have used the blue and purple colors as suggested earlier in the concepts but otherwise the Global is an improvement over the current boring o...

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by PHLspecial
Tue Apr 23, 2019 4:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus to launch longer range A321 and not chase market share
Replies: 116
Views: 35305

Re: Airbus to launch longer range A321 and not chase market share

If the A321XLR is a real plane would Airbus try to announce the plane during the Paris airshow?

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by PHLspecial
Tue Apr 23, 2019 4:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Philadelphia Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 363
Views: 43738

Re: Philadelphia Aviation Thread - 2019

usairways85 wrote:
Any word if they boarded remotely or if it ended up at A?

Searching online I saw the departure gate from A6 but no confirmation.

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by PHLspecial
Mon Apr 22, 2019 11:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Philadelphia Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 363
Views: 43738

Re: Philadelphia Aviation Thread - 2019

It frustrating that I missed the landing by 5 minutes. I saw it land from 95. Also wow it's huge!!

Also 27L is 50 feet wider than 27R so probably why it landed on 27L.

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