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by Jet-lagged
Fri Jul 24, 2020 4:35 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Petition to Change China Airlines name to Taiwan Airlines as Countries Mistakenly Ban it Over Caronavirus
Replies: 100
Views: 16552

Re: Petition to Change China Airlines name to Taiwan Airlines as Countries Mistakenly Ban it Over Caronavirus

The airline represents the country of Taiwan. The best name would be something like Taiwan Airlines or Air Taiwan.

It’s sad that a small nation of 20 million people who are generally very good neighbors in the region is constantly bullied by the Goliath to their North.

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by Jet-lagged
Sun Jul 19, 2020 1:18 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Busiest 747 Airports (of the past)?
Replies: 15
Views: 1737

Re: Busiest 747 Airports (of the past)?

NRT consistently had a bunch at one point, alongside wide body trijets. I’d guess that IF LHR or JFK had more in total in those years, then NRT would have seen a higher percentage of 747s compared to the full set of all airplane types on any given day.

Interesting question.

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by Jet-lagged
Sun Jul 05, 2020 2:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Question: UA from SFO-SIN on 787-9
Replies: 16
Views: 3667

Re: Question: UA from SFO-SIN on 787-9

as739x wrote:
Usually with some bummed cans . . .


What are those??

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by Jet-lagged
Sun Jun 07, 2020 2:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DFW Airport Is Now The World's Busiest Airport
Replies: 41
Views: 9151

Re: DFW Airport Is Now The World's Busiest Airport

Fun! This is an quirky effect of coronavirus. Even in normal times, in one hour slices, the world’s busiest airport could be different depending the hour of the day. Anchorage claimed a one-day Saturday title based on movements, and it seems DFW similarly won fair and square for May. Presumably Atla...

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by Jet-lagged
Sat May 30, 2020 8:06 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: SpaceX - Tests, Launches, Developments - 2020
Replies: 334
Views: 27864

Re: SpaceX - Tests, Launches, Developments - 2020

What a great event to witness. I had forgotten about it (shame on me!) but my kids had it on the TV. They were thrilled; the first time they saw a rocket launch live.

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by Jet-lagged
Mon May 25, 2020 2:37 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Will The 777X Beat its Efficiency Goals
Replies: 43
Views: 4592

Re: Will The 777X Beat its Efficiency Goals

Their customers are just trying to survive these months, and emerge as undamaged as possible. Right now the broader world of newshounds and analysts care more about furloughs, production rates and when the Max will get delivered. If Boeing are seeing positive numbers they might share them with custo...

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by Jet-lagged
Sun May 24, 2020 4:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: IMAGES: Pan Am Worldport opened 60 years ago today
Replies: 51
Views: 9298

Re: IMAGES: Pan Am Worldport opened 60 years ago today

The front of the airplanes were covered from the sky? I never realized that. How interesting. In the early 90s I flew out of JFK regularly but hardly ever PanAm. For some reason on a return from Dehli one trip I switched to PanAm. The landing at JFK was maybe the smoothest I ever experienced. The ph...

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by Jet-lagged
Sat May 09, 2020 11:11 pm
Forum: Aviation Hobby
Topic: My handmade airports (1:500 scale).
Replies: 32
Views: 5536

Re: My handmade airports (1:500 scale).

Very interesting!

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by Jet-lagged
Wed Mar 11, 2020 4:55 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What was the rationale for 2-5-2 configuration on older widebodies?
Replies: 77
Views: 14335

Re: What was the rationale for 2-5-2 configuration on older widebodies?

2-5-2 used to be pretty common.

Fortunately I flew that DC-10 middle seat only once, and it was a short hop between two cities in Texas.

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by Jet-lagged
Sun Mar 08, 2020 7:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: OAG Changes 3/8/2020:AA Drops PHX-PIT/TPA,CHAPHL,DFWOAK Adds ORDHNL;DL Drops KIXSEA;UA Drops IAHCAK,FLLSFO,IAHYEG,MSYSFO
Replies: 104
Views: 18387

Re: OAG Changes 3/8/2020:AA Drops PHX-PIT/TPA,CHAPHL,DFWOAK Adds ORDHNL;DL Drops KIXSEA;UA Drops IAHCAK,FLLSFO,IAHYEG,MS

This IS very interesting. I worked for Kenmore Air last summer at BFI, they only have 3 land based Cessna Caravan’s , in the summer the flights between BFI-ESD/FRD were completely full and they operated at about 5-6 daily each plus they also operate the mountain scenic to Rainer/Helens. I wonder if...

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by Jet-lagged
Mon Mar 02, 2020 10:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Announces SEA-LHR For 2021
Replies: 128
Views: 16860

Re: Delta Announces SEA-LHR For 2021

Interesting. It’s still not completely clear whether the new AA SEA-LHR flight is complementing or replacing BA’s 2 daily flights during peak season, but either way, by S21 we should have either 6 or 7 peak daily flights between SEA and LON: 2.5 from VS and DL, 2/3 from AA/BA, and DY 3x/week from L...

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by Jet-lagged
Fri Feb 14, 2020 2:16 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alaska Airlines Network Thread 2020
Replies: 354
Views: 52702

Re: Alaska Airlines Network Thread 2020

More to come. Bigger planes? I think Alaska might tweak LAX to better feed AA’s transpacific flights. Maybe more capacity from Austin to Seattle, to feed Bangalore. In that other thread the chatter is only about AA but OneWorld is bigger than that. I wonder what else it might sense for AS to do.

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by Jet-lagged
Sat Feb 01, 2020 3:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Article: "Onward demand for the A380 is almost non-existent."
Replies: 82
Views: 18039

Re: Dr Peters: "Onward demand for the A380 is almost non-existent."

When they part out an A380, are the pieces used only for other A380s, or can they be applied to other aircraft types? I guess seats and toilet units and maybe galley components could be used elsewhere, but would they do that? Life vests and life boats? Engines, landing gear, wing pieces, door and ev...

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by Jet-lagged
Fri Jan 24, 2020 10:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 777-9 first flight 25 January 2020
Replies: 970
Views: 80384

Re: Boeing 777-9 first flight 24 January 2020 (weather permitting)

It wasn’t a total disappointment. Two Dreamlifters landed, and one took off, plus a real pretty China Southern 773. And it was nice seeing the 779 tiptoe around the property. I’m sure I won’t see first flight now, but I can lay claim to seeing First Flight Attempt. :-)

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by Jet-lagged
Fri Jan 24, 2020 9:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 777-9 first flight 25 January 2020
Replies: 970
Views: 80384

Re: Boeing 777-9 first flight 24 January 2020 (weather permitting)

She taxid back past the hill at the north end of the runway… Those wings are so big.

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by Jet-lagged
Fri Jan 24, 2020 7:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 777-9 first flight 25 January 2020
Replies: 970
Views: 80384

Re: Boeing 777-9 first flight 24 January 2020 (weather permitting)

Every once in a while the wind dies down to calm, but then a healthy gust comes out and the breeze returns.

Regular sun breaks though.

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by Jet-lagged
Fri Jan 24, 2020 7:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 777-9 first flight 25 January 2020
Replies: 970
Views: 80384

Re: Boeing 777-9 first flight 24 January 2020 (weather permitting)

The rain has stopped. An Alaska jet is getting ready to take off towards the south.

She’s just sitting off the runway at the south end.

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by Jet-lagged
Fri Jan 24, 2020 6:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 777-9 first flight 25 January 2020
Replies: 970
Views: 80384

Re: Boeing 777-9 first flight 24 January 2020 (weather permitting)

A second helicopter took off from Paine Field. It flew sideways slowly down the runway probably taking photos and video. Now it has circled all the parked planes, and stopped low and above the building.

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by Jet-lagged
Fri Jan 24, 2020 5:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 777-9 first flight 25 January 2020
Replies: 970
Views: 80384

Re: Boeing 777-9 first flight 24 January 2020 (weather permitting)

A helicopter is hovering just beyond the main factory building.

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by Jet-lagged
Fri Jan 24, 2020 5:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 777-9 first flight 25 January 2020
Replies: 970
Views: 80384

Re: Boeing 777-9 first flight 24 January 2020 (weather permitting)

Backing up...:for reals. Pretty.

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by Jet-lagged
Fri Jan 24, 2020 5:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 777-9 first flight 25 January 2020
Replies: 970
Views: 80384

Re: Boeing 777-9 first flight 24 January 2020 (weather permitting)

Here it comes. Oh wait, it’s an Alaska Embraer out of Paine Field. Sorry, these twins all look so much alike.

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by Jet-lagged
Fri Jan 24, 2020 5:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 777-9 first flight 25 January 2020
Replies: 970
Views: 80384

Re: Boeing 777-9 first flight 24 January 2020 (weather permitting)

There’s patches of blue sky overhead! Still pretty breezy though. At least the wind is coming from the south.

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by Jet-lagged
Fri Jan 24, 2020 5:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 777-9 first flight 25 January 2020
Replies: 970
Views: 80384

Re: Boeing 777-9 first flight 24 January 2020 (weather permitting)

The parking lot at the Future of Flight visitors centers is basically full. A small crowd standing on the grass. Inside Boeing is selling a VIP pass to the viewing deck, which includes continental breakfast and a bag of souvenirs.....and a rain poncho of course. A Dreamlifter is currently parked out...

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by Jet-lagged
Fri Jan 24, 2020 3:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 777-9 first flight 25 January 2020
Replies: 970
Views: 80384

Re: Boeing 777-9 first flight 24 January 2020 (weather permitting)

Whats the purpose of having the 777 and 787 lines? They are pretty similar in size/mission, no? Why both? The 777 looks cooler. And the 777-9 is the coolest looking of them all. So this will be an extra cool first flight. I guess I’ll have to fight the morning traffic and go try see the thing take ...

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by Jet-lagged
Sun Jan 19, 2020 2:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: OAG Changes 1/19/2020:UA Exits CLE-DCA/LGA;DL Opens MIA Hub;B6 Cuts 9 Routes
Replies: 63
Views: 13168

Re: OAG Changes 1/19/2020:UA Exits CLE-DCA/LGA;DL Opens MIA Hub;B6 Cuts 9 Routes

Thank you enilria.

Exploring these is becoming part of my Sunday routine.

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by Jet-lagged
Tue Dec 31, 2019 6:32 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: What’s with these drones flying in formation at night?
Replies: 0
Views: 258

What’s with these drones flying in formation at night?

Have a.netters seen the news stories like this one? https://www.foxnews.com/us/faa-proposes-rule-change-to-force-identification-of-colorado-nebraskas-mysterious-drones https://www.denverpost.com/2019/12/27/mystery-drones-colorado-conspiracy-theories/ I’m guessing it is some tech startup testing oper...

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by Jet-lagged
Sun Dec 15, 2019 7:28 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet/Network Thread - 2019
Replies: 3546
Views: 701297

Re: United Fleet/Network Thread - 2019

One request, can we PLEASE do separate network and fleet threads for United next year! This thread has been a disaster of 80 different topics being discussed at the same time! I personally prefer combined. I think it’s silly there is a separate repaint thread when it’s duplicative. I prefer combine...

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by Jet-lagged
Mon Dec 09, 2019 6:19 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Would you rather fly 747 or 777
Replies: 39
Views: 2135

Re: Would you rather fly 747 or 777

747 because I may never have the opportunity to fly on one again!

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by Jet-lagged
Thu Oct 24, 2019 3:47 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: How durable are runway bridges for landing?
Replies: 29
Views: 11559

Re: How durable are runway bridges for landing?

SeaTac doesn’t have any runway made partially of a bridge does it? If so I never realized that.

Haneda’s runway D does IIRC, so that the Tamagawa river. can empty into Tokyo Bay without impediment.

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by Jet-lagged
Thu Oct 10, 2019 1:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta 3Q2019 earnings released
Replies: 96
Views: 14184

Re: Delta 3Q2019 earnings released

Revenue up 6.5% must be outgrowing the market and increasing share of dollars spent, right?

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by Jet-lagged
Sun Sep 22, 2019 10:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumor: AI to announce IAH-DEL soon
Replies: 103
Views: 12985

Re: Rumor: AI to announce IAH-DEL soon

Are you suggesting a roughneck with a GED holds a position at a company that pays Business class for them to fly? I’m not going to say that’s completely stupid, but it’s going to be VERY few roughnecks flying in premium cabins that it will have little positive impact for AI. Even still, it doesn’t ...

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by Jet-lagged
Sun Sep 08, 2019 7:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: OAG Changes 9/8/2019:DL Adds PDX-LAS,SEA-BZN, Shifts NRT to HND;SY Exits PVD;UA Ends CHA-IAD,EWR-DAY/YOW,EGE-IAD
Replies: 114
Views: 17558

Re: OAG Changes 9/8/2019:DL Adds PDX-LAS,SEA-BZN, Shifts NRT to HND;SY Exits PVD;UA Ends CHA-IAD,EWR-DAY/YOW,EGE-IAD

Even though we knew it was coming and Delta’s presence in Tokyo is less than it used to be, IMHO their switching routes from NRT to HND is a big deal and rates an asterisk. Some years back two of Narita’s old fashioned circular terminals would be surrounded by UAL and NW and then Delta planes. At on...

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by Jet-lagged
Tue Aug 06, 2019 1:52 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Former Guangzhou Airport gone for 15 years
Replies: 4
Views: 1632

Re: Former Guangzhou Airport gone for 15 years

So long? I flew from Hong Kong to Guangzhou a few times in the 90s. Once was a night diversion caused by some fierce typhoon winds, but the others were scheduled flights. IIRC the airport was expanded during those years.

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by Jet-lagged
Sun Aug 04, 2019 3:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LH to announce two new US-routes from MUC
Replies: 200
Views: 44212

Re: LH to announce two new US-routes from MUC

EDMD - welcome to the site!

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by Jet-lagged
Sat Jul 06, 2019 1:05 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why did AA choose ORD as its TPAC Gateway instead of DFW?
Replies: 75
Views: 12326

Re: Why did AA choose ORD as its TPAC Gateway instead of DFW?

Some years back we flew Tokyo to Denver via DFW. Looking at the gcmap, the great circle path passes over Denver.

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by Jet-lagged
Fri Jun 14, 2019 4:24 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United could resume Guangzhou; seeks Air China Joint-Venture
Replies: 28
Views: 5033

Re: United could resume Guangzhou; seeks Air China Joint-Venture

Chasensfo wrote:
A large number of SFO-HKG pax take a ferry or ground transportation onward to CAN I've learned.


We are doing something like that in a few weeks: SEA nonstop to HKG and then taking the airport ferry up the Pearl River to Nansha, on the outskirts of Guangzhou.

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by Jet-lagged
Fri May 24, 2019 12:59 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A380 was success for Airbus, says new CEO
Replies: 564
Views: 56498

Re: A380 was success for Airbus, says new CEO

For purposes of igniting raucous threads at A.net, the A380 is the gift that keeps on giving.

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by Jet-lagged
Sat May 18, 2019 3:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumor: American Airlines To Bring Back Seatback IFEs On Domestic Aircraft
Replies: 180
Views: 23805

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

To me these screens always look dated before long. BYOD with in flight steaming is a better way.

What I would really like is free internet access, for email and web browsing no streaming. $40 for a flight is just too much.

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by Jet-lagged
Mon Apr 22, 2019 3:09 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Can the Comac C919 break the airliner duopoly?
Replies: 22
Views: 6248

Re: Can the Comac C919 break the airliner duopoly?

This particular model won’t shatter the status quo, but it will create a few cracks. Think in terms of two to four decades, and what has happened in other highly concentrated and sophisticated industries like mobiles phones, cellular network infrastructure, automobiles, shipbuilding, high speed rail...

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by Jet-lagged
Sun Apr 07, 2019 3:05 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: HA Starts HNL-BOS Today. Longest Scheduled Domestic Flight in US HIstory
Replies: 92
Views: 16277

Re: HA Starts HNL-BOS Today. Longest Scheduled Domestic Flight in US HIstory

In any case, it’s a neat flight. Congrats to HA!

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by Jet-lagged
Sun Apr 07, 2019 3:01 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alaska Airlines Using The A320 Between Paine Field (Everett, Washington) & San Francisco?
Replies: 28
Views: 5546

Re: Alaska Airlines Using The A320 Between Paine Field (Everett, Washington) & San Francisco?

And .. tell me again .. why does Seattle need to be served by2 separate airports? For the same reasons that Chicago, Houston, Dallas, San Fran, LAX, New York, Miami, and eleventy-hundred other large cities in the world do. Seattle is not NYC or LA or Chicago That’s right. Seattle is growing like ga...

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by Jet-lagged
Sun Mar 31, 2019 8:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Was this Joey's (N365FE) last flight?
Replies: 42
Views: 10218

Re: Was this Joey's last flight?

Probably so. Gosh, a site said it was line number six. It has been plying the skies for a long time.

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by Jet-lagged
Wed Feb 13, 2019 5:29 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 777X Testing Thread - 2019
Replies: 1441
Views: 369904

Re: Boeing 777X Testing Thread - 2019

The local schools are closed tomorrow, the fifth day out of eight. It really is a sizeable snow event, and the cities around here aren’t prepared for it. There is just no need, it happens so rarely. The highways are fine enough but getting out of neighborhoods is the problem. Hopefully everyone did ...

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by Jet-lagged
Wed Feb 13, 2019 5:22 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Official: Airbus announces A380 production to end in 2021
Replies: 871
Views: 108674

Re: [Rumor] Airbus to announce end of A380 production

I hope I have the chance to fly an A380 someday, and a 747-8. But I wouldn’t bet on it.

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by Jet-lagged
Sat Feb 09, 2019 2:58 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WSJ reports JFK Terminal 8 to get $344M Renovation to host AA and BA
Replies: 102
Views: 19329

Re: WSJ reports JFK Terminal 8 to get $344M Renovation to host AA and BA

Doesn’t Alaska use the same terminal as BA, and they opened a lounge there? Does this offer them some opportunity to expand?

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by Jet-lagged
Sun Feb 03, 2019 3:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Seattle/Tacoma Area 2nd New Airport (SeaTac Reliever/Replacement)
Replies: 148
Views: 14003

Re: Seattle/Tacoma Area 2nd New Airport (SeaTac Reliever/Replacement)

On a side note, the remodeled North Satellite is coming to life. Last week they had operations out of Gate 20 or thereabouts. Still lots of temporary walls up though, and many gates not yet visible.

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by Jet-lagged
Mon Jan 21, 2019 2:40 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Will UA order more 77W’s ?
Replies: 87
Views: 9038

Re: Will UA order more 77W’s ?

PlanesNTrains wrote:
TTailedTiger wrote:
EChid wrote:
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UA . . . have an overall different route network that can support more diversity in fleet than AA can. I.



That’s an interesting statement.

Can you embellish please, what it is about their network vs AA’s that can usefully support more aeroplane types?

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