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by N965UW
Fri Aug 12, 2022 6:00 pm
Forum: Aviation Hobby
Topic: Aviation abbreviations and acronyms that you still don’t know?
Replies: 4
Views: 187

Re: Aviation abbreviations and acronyms that you still don’t know?

MRO = Maintenance, Repair, Overhaul

I'm still wrapping my head around the differences between ETOPS and EDTO (familiar with the former; the latter not so much).

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by N965UW
Tue Aug 09, 2022 2:52 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Did AA make huge mistake by prematurely retiring E-190, CRJ200, A330-300, 757-200, and 767-300ER all at once?
Replies: 23
Views: 3926

Re: Did AA make huge mistake by prematurely retiring E-190, CRJ200, A330-300, 757-200, and 767-300ER all at once?

Re: the A332s, AA initially made the right decision to park them until 2022. Had they stuck with that plan, the reactivation would have come at a great time to help ease the 787 delays. The decision to retire them completely was premature IMO. It might have made sense at the time, but you know what ...

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by N965UW
Fri Aug 05, 2022 3:48 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Atlas Air Worldwide to be acquired in $5.2bn takeover
Replies: 24
Views: 8606

Re: Possible Atlas Air Sale

My first thought - does it make sense to maintain their HQ in Purchase, NY? They could probably shave 20% off back office payroll by moving, possibly to the CVG/Northern Kentucky area where they already have an office. They've been moving as much as they can from NY to CVG for some time now. I'd sa...

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by N965UW
Thu Jul 28, 2022 1:01 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Your longest Discontinued flights
Replies: 52
Views: 2900

Re: Your longest Discontinued flights

CLT-CDG. AA's A332s will be missed.

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by N965UW
Wed Jul 13, 2022 5:59 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: What airlines need a livery update?
Replies: 41
Views: 2639

Re: What airlines need a livery update?

Delta could use an update. I don't think they need a completely new livery, but it could be tweaked a bit to look more modern. For example, remove the widget up front (it's already on the tail) and make the "Delta" titles bigger. Also, IMO the ship number on the vertical stabilizer is disr...

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by N965UW
Tue Jul 12, 2022 12:20 am
Forum: Aviation Hobby
Topic: Your most embarassing flight sim mistakes
Replies: 19
Views: 1007

Re: Your most embarassing flight sim mistakes

My sim of choice is FSX so that's where my stories come from: When I was a kid and first learning about airplanes and flying, I used to take off by setting altitude and vertical speed values in the autopilot, turning the AP on, advancing the throttles, and pressing the alt hold button at around 130 ...

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by N965UW
Fri Jul 08, 2022 11:16 pm
Forum: Aviation Hobby
Topic: Airline buildings
Replies: 9
Views: 676

Re: Airline buildings

Atlas Air currently leases part of a three-story building in Purchase, NY. Texaco used to occupy the building and their logo is still visible in one of the conference rooms.

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by N965UW
Tue Jul 05, 2022 6:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Airlines Fleet Thread - 2022
Replies: 1631
Views: 431224

Re: United Airlines Fleet Thread - 2022

Over the past few days there have been several flights heading out from EWR, flying around the local area, and returning to EWR, presumably for maintenance or testing. These happen once in a while but the pace seems to have picked up lately. On Thursday, Saturday, and Monday, B752 N33103 went out as...

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by N965UW
Sat Jul 02, 2022 1:23 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Baby Formula flights - Europe to USA
Replies: 4
Views: 1864

Re: Baby Formula flights - Europe to USA

After the first USAF C-17, the second flight was a FedEx MD-11 into IAD from RMS https://wjla.com/news/local/baby-formula-shortage-shipment-dulles-airport-fairfax-county-virginia-washington-dc-infant-108000-pounds-arrives-operaton-fly-formula-president-joe-biden-nestle-facility-pennsylvania-fedex-mo...

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by N965UW
Wed Jun 22, 2022 5:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Skywest to form new Part-135 subsidiary with CRJ200s
Replies: 69
Views: 10377

Re: Skywest to form new Part-135 subsidiary with CRJ200s

LAXintl wrote:
CRJ200s equipped with 30-seats.


What are we going to call this variant? The CRJ-330? LOL

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by N965UW
Tue Jun 21, 2022 5:26 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Regional Flight Numbers
Replies: 20
Views: 1877

Re: Regional Flight Numbers

YX seems to use 3xxx for United, 4xxx for American, and 5xxx for Delta. As to how they determined that, I don't have an answer.

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by N965UW
Sat Jun 11, 2022 5:42 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Airports near homes
Replies: 22
Views: 1905

Re: Airports near homes

Westchester County Airport (KHPN) in New York. There are townhouses right under short final for runway 34 and the locals are NOT happy about it (despite the airport having been there long before they were).

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by N965UW
Wed Jun 01, 2022 11:10 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Top Gun: Maverick
Replies: 95
Views: 5839

Re: Top Gun: Maverick

It heavily references the first movie yet doesn't feel like a reboot at all. Very well done.

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by N965UW
Mon May 30, 2022 2:13 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Strange AA TATL Routing at CLT
Replies: 8
Views: 1159

Re: Strange AA TATL Routing at CLT

Well AA used to fly seasonally between CLT and CDG. That went away in the winter of 2019/20 and was just never reinstated as COVID had hit by the next season. Anecdotally, the last time I flew that route in the summer of 2019 the plane (A330-200) seemed between about half to two-thirds full. Most li...

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by N965UW
Sat May 28, 2022 2:35 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Network Thread - 2022
Replies: 1310
Views: 263209

Re: DL proactively trimming schedules July 1 - August 7

Delta had planned on the pandemic to be a protracted recovery. Everyone did; it's not an excuse for overscheduling your resources. Certain other airlines (like AS and B6) are also doing it, and we're currently seeing the results of that now with big frequency pulldowns and route cuts. AA and UA see...

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by N965UW
Fri Apr 01, 2022 12:26 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Which nation has the best National Anthem?
Replies: 42
Views: 2546

Re: Which nation has the best National Anthem?

Maybe not the best time for this opinion, but I think the Soviet anthem. I second that, unfortunately! (more impopular opinion) also the Russian anthem, I think it is pretty similar, nyet? It's the same tune, just different lyrics. Alexander Alexandrov originally composed the melody in 1938 as the ...

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by N965UW
Thu Mar 31, 2022 3:57 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Which nation has the best National Anthem?
Replies: 42
Views: 2546

Re: Which nation has the best National Anthem?

As an American I'm biased towards the Star Spangled Banner (especially when played by a proper band or orchestra). Politics aside, the Soviet/Russian anthem. God Save the Tsar and Patrioticheskaya Pesnya (mentioned upthread) are also good. One thing the Russians know how to do well is national anthe...

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by N965UW
Thu Mar 24, 2022 12:45 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Fleet Thread - 2022
Replies: 1251
Views: 272911

Re: Delta welcomes its 1st Airbus A321neo

Following the delivery flight out of BGR on ADS-B Exchange and noticed that it's operating under LADD. Flightaware also lists N501DA as unavailable for public tracking. Why would DL want to limit the tracking data? The major airlines usually seem transparent about their aircraft movements. Plus the ...

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by N965UW
Thu Mar 17, 2022 7:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Cargo (non Amazon/DHL) Thread - 2022
Replies: 1299
Views: 247944

Re: Air Cargo (non Amazon/DHL) Thread - 2022

On WGN's Instagram page today they reposted a screenshot of an MD-11 taken from a flight simulator. If the real planes are broken then the computer generated ones will do :lol:

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by N965UW
Mon Mar 14, 2022 5:30 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Airlines Fleet Thread - 2022
Replies: 1631
Views: 431224

Re: United Airlines Fleet Thread - 2022

CO should have bought the 763 or more 764s as the story was they were worried about the economy and bought some of the shorter versions. Fun fact: CO did indeed order 10 -300ERs, of which 5 were built and NTU. MSN 27392 converted to freighter, now N739DH with Kalitta/DHL MSN 27393 converted to frei...

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by N965UW
Wed Mar 09, 2022 7:16 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Your shortest mainline flight and longest regional flight
Replies: 87
Views: 10803

Re: Your shortest mainline flight and longest regional flight

Shortest mainline: DCA -LGA on a US E190 (210 nm)
Longest regional: CLT-HPN on an AA (PSA) CRJ-700 (587 nm)

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by N965UW
Thu Feb 17, 2022 5:10 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: The sound of a big turboprop
Replies: 7
Views: 1796

Re: The sound of a big turboprop

Back when I had Dash 8s flying overhead regularly they often sounded like a prop and jet at the same time. The PC-12 can also sound like that depending on altitude and power setting.

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by N965UW
Fri Feb 11, 2022 6:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Airlines Fleet Thread - 2022
Replies: 1631
Views: 431224

Re: United Airlines Fleet Thread - 2022

Cardude2 wrote:
now were just waiting on the 788, non er 900, and e170. Any others?


Have any 76-seat E175s been repainted yet? I could be mistaken but I recall only seeing the 70-seat E175LL with N6xxUX tail numbers so far.

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by N965UW
Mon Feb 07, 2022 7:27 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Which aircraft's winglets are your favorites?
Replies: 25
Views: 3746

Re: Which aircraft's winglets are your favorites?

May be an unpopular opinion but I like the A32x/A380 wingtip fences. The A330ceo/A340's are sharp and simple. The 763's blended winglets always amaze me at how large they look in comparison to the rest of the airplane. The long wing E175 looks really sleek. On the flipside, I've always though that t...

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by N965UW
Tue Feb 01, 2022 10:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Airlines Fleet Thread - 2022
Replies: 1631
Views: 431224

Re: United Airlines Fleet Thread - 2022

Noticed that N835UA is back in service after ferrying from LCQ. Looking at the tracking history it was originally scheduled to DEN but then they decided on EWR. It then operated flight 554 to DFW but flew in a few circles shortly after takeoff and returned to EWR. Unresolved mx issues from its time ...

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by N965UW
Sat Jan 22, 2022 9:50 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Difference Between A320 CEO Family Engines
Replies: 5
Views: 714

Re: Difference Between A320 CEO Family Engines

There are past threads that go into the various engine codes, for example "A320-211" and "A321-231." Among the two major engine types (CFM and IAE) there are even more subvariants with different thrust ratings. IAE is a triple spool design (three sets of compressors and turbines)...

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by N965UW
Tue Jan 18, 2022 10:26 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: United 2712 Roswell - Honolulu?
Replies: 13
Views: 3769

Re: United 2712 Roswell - Honolulu?

My guess would be its heading to china for the required repairs/retrofit for the PW powered 777's Why wouldn't an empty 777-200ER be able to fly nonstop from ROW to China? If United mx needs to look at it before going in for the PW fixes wouldn't SFO make more sense? My guess is they're taking on c...

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by N965UW
Mon Jan 10, 2022 4:59 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Embarrassing Aviation Misconceptions You've Had
Replies: 45
Views: 5072

Re: Embarrassing Aviation Misconceptions You've Had

maps4ltd wrote:
First time I saw an E170 I thought it was a 737 variant.


I've done the opposite. I once mistook a 737-700 for an E170 :bitelip:

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by N965UW
Sun Jan 09, 2022 6:19 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Embarrassing Aviation Misconceptions You've Had
Replies: 45
Views: 5072

Re: Embarrassing Aviation Misconceptions You've Had

The first time I saw a CRJ up close I thought it was a 727. I guess the T-tails are close enough :laughing:

Despite having the word "autopilot" in my vocabulary, for some reason I thought that all planes were hand flown for the entire flight, including airliners

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by N965UW
Fri Jan 07, 2022 6:08 pm
Forum: Site Related
Topic: "Moments ago" time stamp
Replies: 7
Views: 2234

Re: "Moments ago" time stamp

I had a suspicion it would be a time zone issue. Thanks!

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by N965UW
Fri Jan 07, 2022 12:07 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Atlas Air orders 4 B777-200LRF’s
Replies: 40
Views: 9561

Re: Atlas Air orders 4 B777-200LRF’s

Would love to see these in the standard Atlas livery as depicted in their news release instead of just the plain white/yellow DHL paint. Beyond that, I smell a 777-300ERSF order at some point down the line (even if many years from now).

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by N965UW
Fri Jan 07, 2022 12:00 am
Forum: Site Related
Topic: "Moments ago" time stamp
Replies: 7
Views: 2234

Re: "Moments ago" time stamp

I see this when browsing the site on my phone. My mobile browser will display "moments ago" for a post made hours ago, and earlier posts are given an incorrect timestamp (for example, 12 AM when the post was actually made at 8 PM). Timestamps are accurate when viewing on a laptop or deskto...

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by N965UW
Thu Jan 06, 2022 2:23 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Short taxi time at Charlotte.
Replies: 9
Views: 2283

Re: Short taxi time at Charlotte.

Every time I've been to CLT my taxi times have been quite short. Granted I've only been there twice on four flights, but this was in the summer of 2019 when traffic was strong. Taxiing to/from 18L/36R from Concourse D/E was very quick. ATC kept the line to 18C moving nicely. I'd imagine the worst ta...

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by N965UW
Wed Jan 05, 2022 7:37 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Do gate size restrictions matter for freighters
Replies: 19
Views: 2160

Re: Do gate size restrictions matter for freighters

OK. consensus seems to be that it'd need to be a freighter with a very specific long distance mission from airports with plenty of ramp space where it could possibly make sense. Thanks. Correct. For true long haul freighters like the 747 or the 777, efficiency matters a lot more and acquisition cos...

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by N965UW
Tue Jan 04, 2022 8:57 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Do gate size restrictions matter for freighters
Replies: 19
Views: 2160

Re: Do gate size restrictions matter for freighters

Yes, it's partly the reason why airlines like 5X and FX love the MD-11. Its payload capacity approaches that of the 777 while taking up not much more ramp space than a 767. The inverse is why the A330 never really caught on with them, because it can't carry more payload despite its longer wingspan. ...

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by N965UW
Wed Dec 29, 2021 7:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: US Registration / Tail Numbers
Replies: 18
Views: 2392

Re: US Registration / Tail Numbers

I see a lot of funny things on FR24 like this. We have a C172 around here with its tail number ending in "AA," so it shows up as an American 727. An SR22 shares its reg with an old 747-300. A helicopter ending in SW shows up as a WN 733. A few months ago there was a "GLF4" flying...

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by N965UW
Mon Dec 27, 2021 7:21 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Airliner types under threat of extinction
Replies: 28
Views: 3800

Re: Airliner types under threat of extinction

Lots of talk about the 737 Classic, but only a handful of 737-600 are still flying as well. The 737-900 non-ER is also rare in the grand scheme of things.

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by N965UW
Tue Dec 21, 2021 9:41 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Could A220 replace A318 on BA1-BA2?
Replies: 23
Views: 3453

Re: Could A220 replace A318 on BA1-BA2?

In regards to LGA, there's no pre-clearance in LCY nor will there ever be for this one route, and LGA will not be accepting international flights, let alone the perimeter rule and slot constraints at that airport. There's not preclearance at LCY but there is at SNN, where the flight used to stop. C...

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by N965UW
Tue Dec 21, 2021 9:37 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: What are your favorite retired/retro liveries?
Replies: 28
Views: 2844

Re: What are your favorite retired/retro liveries?

American bare metal
Continental/United globe
Lufthansa (1988-2018)
United Battleship Gray
US Airways final livery

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by N965UW
Sun Dec 12, 2021 9:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Airlines to add logo to winglets
Replies: 83
Views: 16524

Re: American Airlines to add logo to winglets

https://www.instagram.com/red_p51/?hl=en) of N946NN with the logo on the winglets. This suggests that even with the feedback about how bad the proportions are, AA still thinks this is a good idea and is going ahead with it.
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Just saw a post on this Instagram user's page (https://www.instagram.com/red_p51/?hl=en) of N946NN with the logo on the winglets. This suggests that even with the feedback about how bad the proportions are, AA still thinks this is a good idea and is going ahead with it.

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by N965UW
Wed Dec 08, 2021 7:09 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: What are you favorite current, standard airline liveries?
Replies: 27
Views: 2939

Re: What are you favorite current, standard airline liveries?

I'll probably get dragged for this but I'm a fan of American's current livery (except for the ridiculously proportioned winglets on N306NY). It looks good on all of their aircraft, from RJs to heavies. Best cargo livery goes to Atlas Air. Despite the current livery being over 20 years old it looks m...

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by N965UW
Thu Dec 02, 2021 4:55 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Question: What does the future hold for US Regional Aircraft
Replies: 6
Views: 1229

Re: Question: What does the future hold for US Regional Aircraft

We also have to remember that large RJs also serve the purpose of increasing frequencies between hubs and larger markets. It's not all about connecting smaller cities. If there would be a future shift towards capacity with reduced frequency then RJ days might be numbered. Otherwise, 70-76 seaters wi...

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by N965UW
Wed Dec 01, 2021 9:55 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Civil Air Patrol 80th Anniversary
Replies: 4
Views: 1285

Civil Air Patrol 80th Anniversary

This could fit under Civil or Military, so mods feel free to move as needed. Civil Air Patrol, the civilian auxiliary of the U.S. Air Force, turns 80 today. On December 1, 1941 Fiorello LaGuardia signed the order creating CAP, and the rest is history. CAP went on to serve during World War II, search...

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by N965UW
Fri Nov 19, 2021 3:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Cargo (non-Amazon/DHL) Thread - 2021
Replies: 3033
Views: 451345

Re: Air Cargo (non-Amazon/DHL) Thread - 2021

As of today, Southern Air is no more as Atlas/Southern SOC is completed. It is now just Atlas Sir. The end of an era. I'm curious as to whether Atlas will keep "Southern Air" painted on the side of the 777s, or knowing Atlas, if they'll just keep them the way they are. Speaking of Atlas, ...

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by N965UW
Thu Nov 18, 2021 12:55 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Delta A319's noise
Replies: 9
Views: 3632

Re: Delta A319's

https://community.infiniteflight.com/t/airbus-a320-family-whistling-sound-new-thread/557165 Good discussion of it here. I think this is likely what you’re hearing Bingo, this is the sound people most often talk about. Delta's A319s and A320s (inherited from Northwest) make this sound since they hav...

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by N965UW
Wed Nov 10, 2021 7:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American shutting down The Shuttle.
Replies: 88
Views: 14586

Re: American shutting down The Shuttle.

Had fond memories of the US Shuttle. Sad to see it come to an end. AA used to run a lot of E175s between LGA and DCA, but now it's all near-hourly A319. That suggests to me that they aren't having problems with demand. We have no indication yet if they'll be reducing frequencies, but the extra admin...

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by N965UW
Mon Nov 08, 2021 10:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: NYC (JFK/EWR/LGA/SWF/HPN/ISP) Aviation Thread - 2021
Replies: 552
Views: 35730

Re: NYC (JFK/EWR/LGA/SWF/HPN/ISP) Aviation Thread - 2021

Quick question about HPN's history. I have a recollection from several years ago of Continental operating a scheduled service to EWR. It seemed to be an afternoon rotation timed for passengers connecting with their international flights. Does anybody else have memories of that? It also got me wonde...

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by N965UW
Fri Nov 05, 2021 8:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Airlines Parked 757's
Replies: 47
Views: 10351

Re: United Airlines Parked 757's

Actually... N592-N598UA are all younger than the oldest ex-CO 757 still flying. (591 would've fallen under this category as well, had it not been destroyed in 9/11...) 591 first flew in 1996, and the rest were delivered between 1996-1999. Compare this to CO's fleet which were delivered between 1994...

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by N965UW
Fri Nov 05, 2021 12:52 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Startup plans to electrify BAe146 plane
Replies: 27
Views: 5929

Re: Startup plans to electrify BAe146 plane

According to Planespotters, there are only 98 still flying. Why would they choose to develop a conversion like that for an old ac like the 146/RJ and not the CRJ? My guess is they'll need at least four electric motors and the 146 offers four engine pylons vs. the CRJ's two. I'd be surprised if this...

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by N965UW
Mon Nov 01, 2021 2:42 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: ‘Pull forward and wait’ at the drive thru
Replies: 67
Views: 4725

Re: ‘Pull forward and wait’ at the drive thru

At first I read this thread title as "line up and wait at the drive thru" :rotfl:

Next time I'm at a drive thru I might ask for direct to the second window on initial contact with the order taker

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