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by Moosefire
Thu Jun 25, 2020 5:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta A333 and A332 New Interiors?
Replies: 26
Views: 5288

Re: Delta A333 and A332 New Interiors?

I honestly don’t think they’re gonna spend (non allocated) money on discretionary stuff like this until they’ve returned to sustained profitability

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by Moosefire
Fri Jun 19, 2020 6:09 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: UA DOH-DXB flight????
Replies: 6
Views: 856

Re: UA DOH-DXB flight????

They served Doha as a tag from Dubai. Kuwait and Bahrain had a similar setup.

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by Moosefire
Fri Jun 12, 2020 10:20 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: FedEx to reactivate parked aircraft
Replies: 182
Views: 60515

Re: Updated: FedEx to reactivate parked aircraft

What is the 'provenance' of the MD-10 being required, what airlines did it operate for? Any info appreciated, thanks in advance. If this is something that interests you you’ll love the site http://www.airfleets.net ! As for 394FE it started its career with United in 1975 and transitioned to FedEx i...

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by Moosefire
Mon Jun 08, 2020 11:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: US Airways flight 1549
Replies: 33
Views: 6885

Re: Us Air flight 1549

I have always been wondering about amount on crew on that particular flight. After seeing the movie, videos and interviews it does not make sense to me that if the flight was full how come there were 3 F/A and not 4. Doesn't each door has to be manned by a F/A?. And also the F/A on the back of the ...

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by Moosefire
Thu May 28, 2020 1:48 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Skywest...... Goes out on it own.... possible?
Replies: 12
Views: 2026

Re: Skywest...... Goes out on it own.... possible?

Sounds like a great idea, especially with all the unmet demand these days. I think the Industry as a whole could really benefit from a little extra capacity

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by Moosefire
Wed May 20, 2020 5:43 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: NYC After COVID?
Replies: 8
Views: 1549

Re: NYC After COVID?

A major issue that NYC is going to have to face is wealth flight. Not trying to be political but the taxes there were already causing many people of means to leave. The COVID crisis will likely accelerate that trend. As Gov. Cuomo has said, “Tax the rich, tax the rich, tax the rich. We did. Now, Go...

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by Moosefire
Tue May 19, 2020 8:38 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Denver airport seeks to accelerate concourse projects by up to $560 million
Replies: 21
Views: 3282

Re: Denver airport seeks to accelerate concourse projects by up to $560 million

its amazing how our society burns money with such uncertainty, yet cannot find adequate funds to take care of each other, the public infrastructure (ie roads/utilities) or most important, the only planet we can exist on. Certainly this time in human history should we survive as a people, will go do...

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by Moosefire
Tue May 19, 2020 5:41 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Miami Air seeks Ch 11 bankruptcy protection
Replies: 70
Views: 15475

Re: Miami Air seeks Ch 11 bankruptcy protection

Doesn’t World Atlantic have a large contract for repatriation flights? That’s gotta be some of the most stable flying to be had these days

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by Moosefire
Mon May 18, 2020 10:44 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Student Pilot Future
Replies: 18
Views: 2906

Re: Student Pilot Future

smw757 wrote:
Exactly what UPS757Pilot said. Rush a Guard unit and get paid to fly something awesome. It’ll be a hell of a lot easier on the wallet, too.


Yup... graduated school in 08 with few options at a flying job. Got picked up to fly C-17s and built hours pretty darn quick crossing the Atlantic every week

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by Moosefire
Thu May 14, 2020 5:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UPS Signs 5 Year Lease To Add Gary Airport To Its Cargo Network
Replies: 15
Views: 3328

Re: UPS Signs 5 Year Lease To Add Gary Airport To Its Cargo Network

The ventilator thing wouldn’t drive it. Opening up a new gateway is a long process, this has probably been in the works for almost 2 years. This is all because of e commerce. More and more people are buying on line. Can’t say I know the Chicago area well, but looking at it on a map, getting cans to...

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by Moosefire
Tue May 12, 2020 5:11 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing CEO: A major US airline likely will go out of business this year,
Replies: 308
Views: 41410

Re: Boeing CEO: A major US airline likely will go out of business this year,

Why merge when you can just shop for assets at a Ch.11 fire sale? Why would you want additional assets with load factors low and slots freely available? Merging only makes things worse, as you now have even more capacity and assets. Imho likely to go are: - Sun Country - Allegiant - Hawaiian - Spir...

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by Moosefire
Mon May 11, 2020 6:34 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Will pax only airlines buy more cargo aircraft?
Replies: 18
Views: 1486

Re: Will pax only airlines buy more cargo aircraft?

This is a short term high season based on capacity reductions and supply chain disruptions. The backlog is already beginning to ebb, and the rush of every airline desperate for a bit of revenue is beginning to suppress shipping rates with a flood of capacity. Think of the pax cargo operations this w...

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by Moosefire
Wed May 06, 2020 7:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 753 and 764 Survival
Replies: 66
Views: 14686

Re: 753 and 764 Survival

I doubt there's any variant that Boeing hasn't studied as such. The question is: who'd pay for a conversion program for such a small number of aircraft, the majority of which are nearly 20yrs-old and heavily used. I don't think age and use have much to do with it anymore. CAM has converted 763s wit...

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by Moosefire
Mon May 04, 2020 9:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Canada announced for Q1 2020 a $1.05B loss + retirement of 79 older aircraft
Replies: 165
Views: 26781

Re: Air Canada announced for Q1 2020 a $1.05B loss + retirement of 79 older aircraft

DLASFlyer wrote:
Are any of the 319s new enough to be picked up by other airlines? I know UA is adding used 319s, what about Delta?


Shirley you must be joking

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by Moosefire
Fri May 01, 2020 1:58 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Where to see parked UA aircraft at ORD?
Replies: 4
Views: 771

Re: Where to see parked UA aircraft at ORD?

They’re scattered about, but hard to miss. Mostly near the hangar complex

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by Moosefire
Wed Apr 29, 2020 6:30 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Airlines projects $2.1 billion pretax loss as coronavirus roils business, seeks more federal aid
Replies: 92
Views: 19344

Re: United Airlines posts $2.1 billion pretax loss as coronavirus roils business, seeks more federal aid

It will be a weird feeling when I go on unemployment on October 1st while the rest of America goes back to work. Hopefully I will have an easier time applying for unemployment. Also looks like Airline workers who become unemployed on Oct 1+ will miss out on the $600 weekly assistance which was for ...

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by Moosefire
Thu Apr 23, 2020 10:55 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Airlines projects $2.1 billion pretax loss as coronavirus roils business, seeks more federal aid
Replies: 92
Views: 19344

Re: United Airlines posts $2.1 billion pretax loss as coronavirus roils business, seeks more federal

This thread is about the current financial state of United, not their customer service offerings. There are other more appropriate places for that discussion. ✈️ atcsundevil I understand your point but I do think that it’s still relevant. I am one data point, but as there are fewer traveling ill st...

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by Moosefire
Sun Apr 19, 2020 12:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: FedEx to reactivate parked aircraft
Replies: 182
Views: 60515

Re: Updated: FedEx to reactivate parked aircraft

Could 767's that will be converted to freighters get a partial conversion now, removal of the seats, bins, and lavs and the addition of the smoke & fire systems of the freighter to get it out there soon, then finish the conversion cutting in the door etc at a later date? Also worth noting FedEx...

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by Moosefire
Wed Apr 08, 2020 8:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Embraer hopes E175-E2 jet efficiency helps modify scope clauses
Replies: 434
Views: 36311

Re: Embraer hopes E175-E2 jet efficiency helps modify scope clauses

As a current 175 pilot, I absolutely hope that the pilots at the majors don't give an inch of scope in order to put them at a regional carrier. If UA, DL, or AA, want them, then they need to be flown by mainline pilots for mainline wages. Which are the US based mainline carriers flying the E190's? ...

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by Moosefire
Sun Mar 29, 2020 3:04 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Jonesboro (JBR) Arkansas airport almost destroyed by a tornado
Replies: 7
Views: 1859

Re: Jonesboro (JBR) Arkansas airport almost destroyed by a tornado

DL, AA and UA are all reevaluating where they can park their fleets so they can collect insurance.premiums.... Sorry, that is not any more funny. Not only the airport was hit, the tornado moved through Jonesboro and has destroyed big parts of the town. In following Twitter tread, there are several ...

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by Moosefire
Fri Mar 20, 2020 3:10 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: COVID-19 Cargo Discussion Thread (Cargo Operators and Passenger Airlines Operating Cargo Only Flights)
Replies: 458
Views: 54826

Re: Will airlines operate cargo only fleets again?

These are short term programs to take advantage of otherwise idle fleets at a time when there is an overall global freight backlog. The US3 do not have the cost structures or assets to run a truly competitive pure freight network, especially at the cost of their (historically) profitable pax operati...

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by Moosefire
Wed Mar 18, 2020 7:22 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Memphis Aviation - 2020
Replies: 139
Views: 12769

Re: Memphis Aviation - 2020

Does anyone know what the story is with the two 763s in Eastern colors parked at Signature? Initially it was easy to say they where operating a charter but considering they haven’t moved in over six weeks I figure its a different story.

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by Moosefire
Sat Mar 14, 2020 1:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indianapolis Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 608
Views: 60198

Re: Indianapolis Aviation Thread - 2020

Can we contain the Covid-19 discussion to the assigned thread please?

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by Moosefire
Sun Mar 08, 2020 3:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: U.S. Air Rebranding to U.S. Airways
Replies: 289
Views: 34800

Re: U.S. Air Rebranding to U.S. Airways

afcjets wrote:
blacksoviet wrote:
When did Doug Parker finish converting the 767-200s to Envoy Class?


He didn't. Stephen Wolf changed the name of Business Class to Envoy Class and removed the British Airways J seats soon after he got there.


Bingo. And Wolf was maybe 3 CEOs prior to Parker

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by Moosefire
Fri Mar 06, 2020 1:06 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Galley / Lavatory Pitch Problems
Replies: 11
Views: 2607

Re: Galley / Lavatory Pitch Problems

Alright I’ll confess... what’s a LOPA?

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by Moosefire
Wed Feb 26, 2020 3:02 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Civilian aviation to military?
Replies: 23
Views: 2263

Re: Civilian aviation to military?

Speaking only for my USAF experience, you start at the beginning (no credit for prior ratings). It’s generally a positive experience that makes the training easier and the finished product is solid standardization for new pilots.

Other militaries may be different.

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by Moosefire
Wed Feb 26, 2020 5:11 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Civil Aviation Humor....True Story
Replies: 20
Views: 3650

Re: Civil Aviation Humor....True Story

The story is true. The bag tag was not handwritten....it was a regular HNL tag. The FA was written up but not fired, due to her seniority and good record. I know her personally. So you’re saying this FA was just carrying around a preprinted HNL luggage tag waiting for someone to use it on? Whole th...

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by Moosefire
Sat Dec 21, 2019 5:39 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Atlas Air 3591 Down in Trinity Bay, Texas
Replies: 1891
Views: 434523

Re: Atlas Air 3591 Down in Trinity Bay, Texas

How did this guy keep getting jobs?. Just about every airline he was hired at (except maybe Wisconsin) is generally at the bottom rungs among their peers. They need to fill the seats to fulfill their contracted flying obligations, so folks like this get hired. What’s scary is knowing theirs others ...

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by Moosefire
Tue Dec 03, 2019 3:51 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Lufthansa Cargo considers retiring all MD-11s in 2020
Replies: 159
Views: 38579

Re: Lufthansa Cargo considers retiring all MD-11s in 2020

LH historically used their MD-11s a good deal more intensively than FedEx has in recent years. The 777F has taken over most of FedEx's high-utilization flying and a substantial number of MD-11s are just flying one round trip a day to a domestic destination. The LH MD-11s have quite high hours. FWIW...

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by Moosefire
Mon Dec 02, 2019 4:54 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: When is the A/P disengaged on landing?
Replies: 24
Views: 2182

Re: When is the A/P disengaged on landing?

Assuming the OP is asking about routine operations (autolands are seldom routine). 9 times out of 10 the AP is clicked off between 1500’-1000’ AGL. Autothrottles can depend on fleet. Flying the MD-10 and -11 I will generally land the -11 with ATs on, and the -10 with them off (turning them off about...

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by Moosefire
Mon Dec 02, 2019 4:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indianapolis Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 1252
Views: 179560

Re: Indianapolis Aviation Thread - 2019

zackary747 wrote:
Moosefire wrote:
Pretty sure Indy already has scheduled TPAC service from Osaka ;)


That's an arrival only on FedEx.


Agreed! Just saying there is service from Indy’s largest airline.

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by Moosefire
Mon Dec 02, 2019 5:17 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indianapolis Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 1252
Views: 179560

Re: Indianapolis Aviation Thread - 2019

Pretty sure Indy already has scheduled TPAC service from Osaka ;)

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by Moosefire
Sun Nov 24, 2019 7:36 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: EWR Term A - Joke
Replies: 12
Views: 1849

Re: EWR Term A - Joke

Im there twice a week. Aside from the checkpoint (get precheck) I wouldn't call I an unpleasant experience. The food court alone (with real, accessible brands) is a pleasant alternative to C with over-priced, underwhelming OTG concept restaurants and ipads everywhere!

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by Moosefire
Sun Nov 24, 2019 7:32 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: US airline transatlantic crew compliments
Replies: 14
Views: 1483

Re: US airline transatlantic crew compliments

Tristarsteve wrote:
Many years ago (1990), TWA B767 JFK-ARN was two crew operation, but the return ARN-JFK was three crew because the flight time was over 8 hours. The third pilot sat in the cabin from JFK as a passenger and was not paid! for the outbound sector.


He was certainly getting paid.

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by Moosefire
Fri Nov 08, 2019 2:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: EasyJet gets Thomas Cook LGW slots - not JetBlue
Replies: 24
Views: 4659

Re: EasyJet gets Thomas Cook LGW slots - not JetBlue

I wonder why it is thought here on airliners.net that JetBlue has no plan for Europe? I think many people buy into what or how they think things should be. I may not be a fan of the management team right now but I doubt very very much the don’t have an exact idea of where they are going and how the...

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by Moosefire
Thu Nov 07, 2019 5:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United and Star Wars
Replies: 15
Views: 1947

Re: United and Star Wars

They’re just commercials y’all.

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by Moosefire
Tue Oct 01, 2019 1:40 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: How often do freighters fly with max payload?
Replies: 30
Views: 4033

Re: How often do freighters fly with max payload?

UPS doesn’t fly to AKL. Yes they do. Try again. https://www.ups.com/nz/en/help-center/contact.page I repeat UPS doesn’t fly to AKL, they have and offices and a presence within NZ but they don’t offer an air service. I think they served AKL in the 1970/80s with 747’s. Well said. Example FedEx does n...

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by Moosefire
Sun Sep 29, 2019 7:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Any update on Cessna SkyCourrier ?
Replies: 22
Views: 4772

Re: Any update on Cessna SkyCourrier ?

Great question, haven’t heard a peep

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by Moosefire
Sun Sep 22, 2019 12:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: World routes 2020- route development thread
Replies: 19
Views: 3104

Re: World routes 2020- route development thread

Forgive me for being Naive, but I’ve been in this business a good while and have no idea what World Routes is. Context?

Does anything happen at these forums or is it just cities hyping themselves for future service?

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by Moosefire
Wed Sep 11, 2019 10:43 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Canadian election planes
Replies: 16
Views: 3914

Re: Canadian election planes

Sarcasm? I mean, it’s a big country

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by Moosefire
Mon Aug 26, 2019 4:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Memphis Aviation - 2019
Replies: 262
Views: 35139

Re: Memphis Aviation - 2019

MEM and SDF are quite similar. Both are smaller city airports that happen to have large cargo operations (FedEx and UPS), but lacking in passenger air service. I’d say SDF is in a better position given its stronger local and regional economy. If the prospects for growth at MEM improve, i’m confiden...

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by Moosefire
Fri Jul 26, 2019 2:47 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: First Class Declining
Replies: 28
Views: 5527

Re: First Class Declining

F may decline, but J has certainly improved at most airlines in the last decade

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by Moosefire
Sat Jun 29, 2019 10:41 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta to open new LGA Concourse G in Fall
Replies: 46
Views: 9008

Re: Delta to open new LGA Concourse G in Fall

Glad to see the overall project moving along. That said I yearn for the day when the “OTG Experience” fad ends.

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by Moosefire
Sat Jun 15, 2019 12:57 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Do any airlines still use ceiling mounted CRT televisions for IFE?
Replies: 25
Views: 2693

Re: Do any airlines still use ceiling mounted CRT televisions for IFE?

[twoid][/twoid] You're making me question my sanity here because I swear I remember seeing CRTs under the overhead bins in F on an AA flight in the last year or so. I remember because I couldn't believe there were still any left. Maybe on one of the ancient ex-US A320 or A321s ORD-PHX or LAS-PHX? Th...

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by Moosefire
Tue Jun 11, 2019 1:07 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: FedEx 757’s
Replies: 42
Views: 7354

Re: FedEx 757’s

No inside knowledge on the cycles or planned lifespan, but the 75s easily do the most cycles of any fleet at FedEx. Given the short legs they fly, I wouldn’t be shocked if they’re doing more cycles a day than during their passenger days

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by Moosefire
Mon Jun 10, 2019 4:40 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Swift Air near incident at SJU
Replies: 25
Views: 5182

Re: Swift Air near incident at SJU

The sensationalism here feels like a “Seconds from disaster” episode.

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by Moosefire
Thu Jun 06, 2019 5:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indianapolis Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 1252
Views: 179560

Re: Indianapolis Aviation Thread - 2019

Well sure the pictures speak for themselves, and once IND gets that runway in place I don't see them having much more land than MEM currently has for FX expansion. Again, all the space between Democrat Rd. and the interstate, and then some. No one is suggesting IND can not significantly grow their ...

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by Moosefire
Fri May 31, 2019 2:02 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: How Long Did It Take American to Retire the TWA Brand?
Replies: 53
Views: 10766

Re: How Long Did It Take American to Retire the TWA Brand?

Aurantiaco wrote:
slider wrote:
Another acquisition AA cocked up.

RIP TWA.

RIP TWA, you were truly one of the last greats.


There was absolutely nothing great about the last decade of TWA aside from a paint job.

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by Moosefire
Tue May 28, 2019 3:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Fate of FedEx DC-10-30 N320FE
Replies: 45
Views: 11752

Re: Fate of FedEx DC-10-30 N320FE

No current wet leased aircraft

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