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by N965UW
Sun Aug 01, 2021 3:50 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Any airliners you boarded by means of mobile airstairs?
Replies: 38
Views: 1277

Re: Any airliners you boarded by means of mobile airstairs?

Some airports board CRJs with a mobile ramp that fits over the door's integrated stairs. Less steep (good for wheelchairs and the less physically able) but you feel much higher up off the ground. Having experienced both, I prefer to just climb more quickly up the integrated door stairs. I once visit...

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by N965UW
Tue Jul 20, 2021 7:19 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Wildfires in the Western United States
Replies: 36
Views: 1391

Re: Wildfires in the Western United States

Upper level winds have carried the smoke across the country. Very hazy in NY today. Interesting to see KJFK METAR reading "FU BKN300" right now.

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by N965UW
Sun Jul 11, 2021 5:38 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA 737's CLT
Replies: 61
Views: 8078

Re: AA 737's CLT

On the flipside we're seeing lots of LUS A32x flying at LAA hubs such as DFW, ORD, and MIA. AA has done a great job at fleet integration to the point where keeping legacy equipment in legacy hubs doesn't really matter anymore.

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by N965UW
Thu Jul 01, 2021 2:43 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: SWF airport--next gateway to NY metro area?
Replies: 27
Views: 3560

Re: SWF airport--next gateway to NY metro area?

Honestly, and as much as I'd like this to happen, I don't see how Stewart would be transformed overnight into a "NY gateway"...I mean, it's been there for quite a loooong while, and while Norwegian came and went, no other foreign airline has vouched for it... Unless something dramatic (re...

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by N965UW
Mon Jun 28, 2021 4:08 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LCC's carrying cargo
Replies: 28
Views: 3844

Re: LCC's carrying cargo

Not related to LCCs, but I've been wondering for the longest time if regional airlines carry cargo. For example, would Delta Cargo load freight on a Connection CRJ or E-Jet if there's space available?

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by N965UW
Wed Jun 23, 2021 5:52 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Engine noise question
Replies: 22
Views: 2946

Re: Engine noise question

Sounds like you were overflown by an a220 or an a320 going to flaps 1 The A220 makes that "whale" sound which I believe comes from the combustor of the PW GTF engine. The A320neo with PW engines may make that sound too. There was a relatively recent thread on it. Older A320 family aircraf...

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by N965UW
Wed Jun 23, 2021 5:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Atlas Air Purchases Four Boeing 747-8 Freighters
Replies: 147
Views: 22596

Re: Atlas Air Purchases Four Boeing 747-8 Freighters

Per post #25 at https://www.airliners.net/forum/viewtopic.php?f=3&t=1455931: L/N 1571, 747-8F, Atlas Air (UPS #28 NTU, cancelled after UPS purchase of L/N 1558, Volga Dnepr NTU) L/N 1572, 747-8F, Atlas Air (Volga Dnepr NTU) L/N 1573, 747-8F, Atlas Air (Volga Dnepr NTU) L/N 1574, 747-8F, Atlas A...

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by N965UW
Tue Jun 22, 2021 4:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Kalitta Air New Livery
Replies: 79
Views: 13642

Re: Kalitta Air New Livery

seahawk wrote:
Why do you give a freighter a livery? Plain white would do, especially if you do many wetleases.


Several of Kalitta's 744s are white, along with the -4KZFs operated by Atlas

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by N965UW
Wed Jun 09, 2021 5:37 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Lack of flight options at CLT
Replies: 9
Views: 1015

Re: Lack of flight options at CLT

Pre-pandemic AA operated CLT-Europe seasonally during the summer with a 1x daily A332 to many cities (BCN, CDG, DUB, FRA, MUC). Anecdotal evidence, but when I flew CLT-CDG-CLT back in 2019 the loads were decent but not completely full. RDU-CDG isn't surprising since there's a good amount of French b...

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by N965UW
Wed Jun 09, 2021 6:25 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Similar downwinds to different airports?
Replies: 1
Views: 1003

Re: Similar downwinds to different airports?

Usually LGA 22 arrivals get the Hudson River while EWR 22L/R arrivals go over northeast NJ. What happened today (or really yesterday now) with "sharing" the arrivals was due to necessity. Storms were over northeast NJ where EWR arrivals would normally be, forcing them further eastward. Som...

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by N965UW
Mon Jun 07, 2021 3:07 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: 77 Years Since D Day Invasion
Replies: 19
Views: 965

Re: 77 Years Since D Day Invasion

Aaron747 wrote:
I suggest watching the 2nd episode of 'Band of Brothers' and tell us how you think it felt to night jump into occupied France.


And then watch the opening scenes of Saving Private Ryan to get a glimpse of how horrifying it was to hit the beaches in the first wave.

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by N965UW
Wed Jun 02, 2021 10:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United orders supersonic planes from Boom (was: Big United Announcement Coming Up?)
Replies: 460
Views: 64017

Re: Big United Announcement Coming Up?

Could be any of the following: - PW 777s are coming back - Finally cancelling the A350 order - Getting a southeastern hub - Re-hubbing CLE to compete with Breeze in CAK :rotfl: In all seriousness, whatever it is needs to warrant the complete wiping of their Instagram account (but oddly no other soci...

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by N965UW
Tue Jun 01, 2021 3:36 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Help Identifying Piper Antennas
Replies: 3
Views: 811

Re: Help Identifying Piper Antennas

You didn't attach an image, but I'll give a written description as best I can. From front to back: the small tube sticking out of the windshield is the OAT (outside air temperature) probe. On the plane's back you have the two large antennas for the comm radios. The two sticking out from the vertical...

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by N965UW
Tue Jun 01, 2021 3:18 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Weird car issues
Replies: 22
Views: 1408

Re: Weird car issues

One other thing, in order for both front wheels to be perfectly ‘straight ahead’ the steering wheel is about 20 degrees to the right My car is the same way except to the left. In my case it's because I had a control arm replaced on the left but not the right. The difference between the non-OEM part...

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by N965UW
Mon May 31, 2021 3:55 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Weird car issues
Replies: 22
Views: 1408

Re: Weird car issues

One other thing, in order for both front wheels to be perfectly ‘straight ahead’ the steering wheel is about 20 degrees to the right My car is the same way except to the left. In my case it's because I had a control arm replaced on the left but not the right. The difference between the non-OEM part...

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by N965UW
Fri May 28, 2021 8:33 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Which NY Airport for SEA - Stamford, CT?
Replies: 23
Views: 2017

Re: Which NY Airport for SEA - Stamford, CT?

Another vote for HPN. If you wanted a rental car you could drive right across the NY/CT border. Otherwise, hop on a Bee Line bus or taxi to White Plains and get access to a whole array of public transit options. However, be aware that unless you're coming in on B6, your RJ will most likely be deplan...

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by N965UW
Sun May 23, 2021 7:37 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: DL A359 MTOW?
Replies: 7
Views: 2004

Re: DL A359 MTOW?

Is the 280T variant the HGW variant? Probably not in the terms you consider HGW. A350 was built in batches. Current batch is using all improvements gathered so far, including 280T. Any A359 delivered nowadays is capable of 280T. Previous batches were built with different MTOW. First two (around 20 ...

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by N965UW
Sun May 16, 2021 9:27 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Good aviation Twitter accounts to follow?
Replies: 5
Views: 1077

Re: Good aviation Twitter accounts to follow?

@FlyingHighRyan and @AirlineGeeks usually have interesting tidbits of information

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by N965UW
Sun May 16, 2021 9:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Breeze - News and Discussion Thread - 2021
Replies: 1507
Views: 283373

Re: Breeze - News and Discussion Thread - 2021

How would NIMBYs prevent it? The NIMBY's at HPN are some of the worst in the country. They won't let the terminal expand to fit more people (not more flights, more people as the waiting area is very cramped), they have websites, groups etc. to stop expansion/more flights. The area surrounding HPN i...

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by N965UW
Tue May 11, 2021 10:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Help Identifying Aircraft Taking Off from IAH
Replies: 3
Views: 952

Re: Help Identifying Aircraft Taking Off from IAH

Using FR24's playback feature, it looks like CLX79G IAH-PIK, a 747-400. Turkish Cargo actually did have an arrival around the same time, a 777 in from MEX (THY6436).

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by N965UW
Sat May 08, 2021 1:10 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Most Prone US Airports/Regions For Weather Diversions
Replies: 9
Views: 1858

Re: Most Prone US Airports/Regions For Weather Diversions

Thought I'd add some airports that are common to receive diversions. When northeast airports require diversions (particularly the NYC area), SWF and ALB are major destinations. I remember one day a few years ago when SWF looked like a mini UA hub with the amount of diversions they had bound for EWR....

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by N965UW
Fri May 07, 2021 5:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Another Fight Club Brawl at Miami Airport Yesterday
Replies: 71
Views: 12764

Re: Another Fight Club Brawl at Miami Airport Yesterday

DaCubbyBearBar wrote:
New airport code for Miami is going to UFC..... UNBELIEVABLE


No need to change the code... MIA already stands for Many Incidents (of) Assault

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by N965UW
Thu Apr 29, 2021 7:57 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Cuomo blames Trump for losing a house seat
Replies: 37
Views: 2751

Re: Cuomo blames Trump for losing a house seat

Basically people are leaving higher tax states because of arrogant governments. People don't like it when you take their money with a gun, based on dubious justifications like funding rich pensions that private sector workers don't get. It's an elaborate political patronage system. Then maybe the p...

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by N965UW
Sat Apr 24, 2021 11:01 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Indonesian Navy Submarine Missing
Replies: 37
Views: 14671

Re: Indonesian Navy Submarine Missing

The only good thing is, when you get too deep; the submarine will just implode, this is so fast over, the crew will not even have had time to recognize the implosion itself. So one second all alive, next second, all gone. RIP. If the crew were alive at the time crush depth was reached, I'd agree. F...

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by N965UW
Fri Apr 23, 2021 10:50 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Indonesian Navy Submarine Missing
Replies: 37
Views: 14671

Re: Indonesian Navy Submarine Missing

The 72-hour window for finding the crew before the sub's oxygen supply runs out has closed. Unfortunately it seems efforts will be shifting from rescue to recovery.

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by N965UW
Thu Apr 22, 2021 6:30 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Indonesian Navy Submarine Missing
Replies: 37
Views: 14671

Indonesian Navy Submarine Missing

https://apnews.com/article/indonesia-missing-submarine-kri-nanggala-402-0f713512d5e53131863a67c99016db64 KRI Nanggala (402), a diesel-electric attack sub, has gone missing following a torpedo drill north of Bali. Time is limited and there are challenges to a possible rescue. Brings back memories of ...

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by N965UW
Tue Apr 20, 2021 8:09 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Is it possible to access the cargo compartment from the passenger compartment?
Replies: 52
Views: 12318

Re: Is it possible to access the cargo compartment from the passenger compartment?

https://youtu.be/LxS2RR-Vx_s

Access to the A350's forward hold via the E&E compartment at 1:22
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https://youtu.be/LxS2RR-Vx_s

Access to the A350's forward hold via the E&E compartment at 1:22

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by N965UW
Tue Apr 20, 2021 6:56 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Corporations Buying Up American Homes
Replies: 34
Views: 2423

Re: Corporations Buying Up American Homes

1) Is there any way to control corporations from eating up housing and inflating prices because of low supply? I'm a firm believer that there is a rational government interest for restricting corporate ownership of single-family residential homes. Even before the pandemic, we had a supply crisis wi...

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by N965UW
Tue Apr 20, 2021 4:20 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: United to all 50 states
Replies: 12
Views: 1698

Re: United to all 50 states

Delaware is the sticking point. Unless you're F9, ILG is to too close to PHL. I've always wondered if a 135 operation to GED would work for Rehoboth Beach at least seasonally, but UA wouldn't be involved in that. I guess you could count any UA (or AA or DL) military charters into DOV as Delaware ser...

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by N965UW
Tue Apr 20, 2021 4:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Airlines Fleet Thread - 2021
Replies: 414
Views: 66173

Re: American Airlines Fleet Thread - 2021

This is probably stupid, but is there any economic case to be made for a A318 at AA? It's not stupid from a strictly fleet commonality standpoint, but there are several other factors that weigh against it. Since it's no longer in production and not many were made, I don't know where AA would find f...

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by N965UW
Sat Apr 10, 2021 4:09 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Countries and Continents you have been to
Replies: 40
Views: 2398

Re: Countries and Continents you have been to

My list is quite simple compared to others:

North America:

USA (home)
Canada (flown over)

Europe:

France
Belgium
Luxembourg (biked and railroaded across the entire country in a matter of hours)
Germany
UK (flown over)

I'll also include flying over the international waters of the North Atlantic

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by N965UW
Thu Apr 08, 2021 10:09 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: What is everyone’s home internet speed?
Replies: 43
Views: 3256

Re: What is everyone’s home internet speed?

Just today I upgraded my router from a decade-old model to a newer one. Instantly went from about 7 mbps to peaking around 85-ish. Earlier this week I was getting a whopping 1.5 mbps before a network reset. It pays to keep your equipment up to date.

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by N965UW
Wed Apr 07, 2021 4:08 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: APU "Electric" aircraft
Replies: 10
Views: 2405

Re: APU "Electric" aircraft

As GalaxyFlyer says, a present-day APU would not provide enough power. But this could conceivably work with a purpose-built "APU" or auxiliary engine that's designed to efficiently provide large amounts of electrical power. If the weight of that engine plus fuel and electric motors isn't t...

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by N965UW
Mon Apr 05, 2021 3:56 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: What is your favourite aircraft and why ?
Replies: 46
Views: 2638

Re: What is your favourite aircraft and why ?

Too many to have just one, so I like to divide my favorites into categories: Light GA: so many to choose from, but narrows down to Cessna 172 and 182 Turboprop: Dash 8 Bizjet: can't decide between Citation Excel, Global Express, and Gulfstream IV RJ: CRJ-700 Narrowbody: A320 (also gets best-sounding...

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by N965UW
Sat Apr 03, 2021 11:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why doesn't Boeing build regional jet?
Replies: 110
Views: 13933

Re: Why doesn't Boeing build regional jet?

Surprised that the 737-600 hasn't been mentioned yet. It ended up competing against the larger CRJs and E-Jets but lost out due to its higher operating costs. Airbus did the same thing with the A318. Turns out you don't need a heavier 737 or A320-based airframe to haul around 100 passengers. I'm sur...

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by N965UW
Thu Apr 01, 2021 7:23 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Are things once again heating up in Ukraine ?
Replies: 71
Views: 6626

Re: Are things once again heating up in the Ukraine ?

the Ukraine the Ukraine It is just "Ukraine". No "the". The Ukraine is a term the Russians in particular came up with, that signifies that Ukraine is just a part of Russia, as opposed to an independent country. https://foreignpolicy.com/2019/10/05/ukraine-name-insult-war-russia-...

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by N965UW
Thu Apr 01, 2021 2:05 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: A/C type behaviour in turbulence
Replies: 26
Views: 4236

Re: A/C type behaviour in turbulence

The E190 and 195 can get rough in the back for the same reasons as above (longer fuselage). The E-Jet series is also prone to fishtailing.

Without knowing this, my buddy who has a fear of flying once booked a seat in the back of a 190 from BOS to DCA. They hit turbulence and it wasn't a good time.

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by N965UW
Tue Mar 23, 2021 2:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Trump's Parked 757 N757AF
Replies: 135
Views: 41568

Re: Trump's Parked 757 N757AF

N757AF sitting dormant on Signature's ramp at SWF. While N757AF was initially parked at Signature upon arrival at SWF, these sources suggest that it's now parked in the easternmost corner of the FedEx ramp. Signature probably wanted nothing to do with a dormant, controversial airplane, and it's rea...

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by N965UW
Mon Mar 22, 2021 6:28 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Why not wider runways?
Replies: 31
Views: 5221

Re: Why not wider runways?

It's worth repeating this joke here: A plane lands with maximum brakes and screeches to a halt with just feet to spare. With a sigh of relief, the captain says that was the shortest landing he's ever done. The first officer looks out the window and says "this runway is really short, but it sure...

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by N965UW
Sat Mar 20, 2021 9:04 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Next airline to get a new livery?
Replies: 34
Views: 4032

Re: Next airline to get a new livery?

I'm also not the biggest fan of AA's current livery, but I don't completely hate it, either. The tail does say 'American' quite loudly, so in that regard it gets the job done, but it's still odd to me because they don't use that design element in any of their other branding materials. It's ONLY on ...

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by N965UW
Thu Mar 18, 2021 4:07 pm
Forum: Aviation Hobby
Topic: How to find what size plane an airport can handle?
Replies: 1
Views: 2281

Re: How to find what size plane an airport can handle?

Airports have standing NOTAMs/remarks that will list things such as maximum wingspan, surface weight bearing capacity, whether air carrier aircraft are allowed, and other limitations. airnav.com is a good site for this. There's also the more unscientific method of looking at FlightAware and seeing w...

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by N965UW
Thu Mar 18, 2021 3:59 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Why do pilots do 'Wheelies' after landing?
Replies: 24
Views: 3865

Re: Why do pilots do 'Wheelies' after landing?

viewtopic.php?f=5&t=1458407
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GalaxyFlyer wrote:
Discussed here many times.


Three threads down from here: viewtopic.php?f=5&t=1458407

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by N965UW
Wed Mar 17, 2021 4:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: B6 to Staff: Looking to move HQ to Florida
Replies: 156
Views: 20736

Re: B6 to Staff: Looking to move HQ to Florida

We could look to Atlas Air as a possible case study. 5Y is the other 121 airline headquartered in New York (Westchester). It leases space from Morgan Stanley (which itself uses the building as a satellite office). While upper management and most professional jobs remain in NY, Atlas has been increas...

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by N965UW
Tue Mar 16, 2021 2:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Breeze - News and Discussion Thread - 2021
Replies: 1507
Views: 283373

Re: Breeze - News and Discussion Thread - 2021

BDL and HPN are where my money is. HPN would be an interesting choice. Neeleman would be going directly up against B6, which is the largest airline there. With lowered traffic levels it may not be a problem, but HPN has a limit on how many passengers can go through the terminal per half hour (240)....

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by N965UW
Sun Mar 14, 2021 4:31 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Holding the nose wheel off
Replies: 35
Views: 4219

Re: Holding the nose wheel off

https://twitter.com/ohareaviation/statu ... 04546?s=20
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As luck would have it, just saw this today on Twitter. A UA A319 holding the nosewheel while landing at ORD: https://twitter.com/ohareaviation/statu ... 04546?s=20

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by N965UW
Wed Mar 10, 2021 4:54 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Next airline to get a new livery?
Replies: 34
Views: 4032

Re: Next airline to get a new livery?

Delta is due for a refresh. The current design as a whole looks modern enough, but the small "Delta" titles on the front look so 2010-ish (especially on the Airbuses). I'd like to see them use block titles on the existing livery. Delta Connection won't have to be modified at all since bloc...

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by N965UW
Tue Mar 09, 2021 2:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: All-PE A350s from Prague and Dubrovnik
Replies: 62
Views: 15825

Re: All-PE A350s from Prague and Dubrovnik

Or used A330s. I can't imagine how they can use 359 range and size profitably out of those markets. I think the aircraft choice is one of the least suspect thing about their business plan and how it will be profitable. Completely agree, used A330’s or 787’s in a 3 class configuration would be a bet...

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