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by mel
Sat Dec 05, 2020 3:14 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet, Network, & Livery Thread - 2020
Replies: 4716
Views: 741801

Re: United Fleet, Network, & Livery Thread - 2020

Maybe it’s going to Asia for heavy maintenance?

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by mel
Thu Dec 03, 2020 1:33 am
Forum: Aviation Hobby
Topic: New LHR Enthusiast Magazine
Replies: 3
Views: 2647

Re: New LHR Enthusiast Magazine

davidjohnson6 wrote:
I'll be impressed if the magazine is still going by Dec 2021 and working on issue 5


Especially given the quality of that cover photo, if you zoom in on it.

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by mel
Mon Nov 16, 2020 4:45 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United 747 fuselage to be used in Seattle building
Replies: 31
Views: 9540

Re: United 747 fuselage to be used in Seattle building

There are no UA 747 classics at VCV

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by mel
Thu Nov 12, 2020 12:23 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Mystery flights near YUL overnight Nov 7th to 8th?
Replies: 15
Views: 4968

Re: Mystery flights near YUL overnight Nov 7th to 8th?

Saturday night it was a CC-130H Hercules, registered 130335 of Canadian Forces. No clue what it was doing, I suspect a training exercise, but not sure why they would do that on a weekend, during the late evening hours, over a populated area, and at low altitude. It was strange.

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by mel
Wed Jul 29, 2020 1:20 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: First Dubai-New York City non-stop pre-EK is by Malaysia Airlines!?
Replies: 14
Views: 4605

Re: First Dubai-New York City non-stop pre-EK is by Malaysia Airlines!?

I flew EWR-ARN on MH in the late 2000s. It also operated on the 777-200, and MH had 5th freedom rights on the route. I clearly remember pushing back from the gate and the pilot announcing on the P/A system that we were roughly #40 for takeoff outta EWR.

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by mel
Wed Jan 22, 2020 4:44 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: JAL takes delivery of its 1st Airbus (A350)
Replies: 183
Views: 16186

Re: Updated: JAL takes delivery of its 1st Airbus (A350)

I'm surprised they don't go 3-4-3 in Economy for shorthaul use.

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by mel
Tue Dec 10, 2019 7:08 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Malta to begin long haul services with 2 A321XLR
Replies: 37
Views: 9425

Re: Air Malta to begin long haul services with 2 A321XLR

One of the dumbest ideas I’ve heard in 2019.

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by mel
Thu Oct 31, 2019 1:30 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Former JASDF 747-400 sightings
Replies: 15
Views: 3927

Re: Former JASDF 747-400 sightings

As of Saturday afternoon, they were parked in Marana Arizona, wearing N- registrations.

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by mel
Wed Jul 03, 2019 6:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Flair Air chairman urges Canada to cap airport improvement fees
Replies: 25
Views: 2798

Re: Flair Air chairman urges Canada to cap airport improvement fees

Even if it’s 1 or 2%... cut it. It’s wasteful spending. Why do we need a waterfall on the walk down to customs in YVR. For stress relief???

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by mel
Wed Jul 03, 2019 5:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Flair Air chairman urges Canada to cap airport improvement fees
Replies: 25
Views: 2798

Re: Flair Air chairman urges Canada to cap airport improvement fees

When AIFs help fund indoor forests, waterfalls, sculptures and fish tanks that’s when it bothers me. They are all unnecessary. Give us functional, clean, efficient terminals without the unnecessary luxury items and keep the AIF fee reduced.

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by mel
Mon Jun 24, 2019 1:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Canada 330 Reconfiguration
Replies: 12
Views: 3612

Re: Air Canada 330 Reconfiguration

Skyliner is incorrect. Cabin re-config was not performed. That plane is still in the J30/Y255 SQ configuration. Just slightly different fabrics for the Economy class cabin.

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by mel
Thu Oct 18, 2018 12:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Can a 747-400 fly JFK-HKG non-stop
Replies: 35
Views: 12678

Re: Can a 747-400 fly JFK-HKG non-stop

The OP configuration of over 100 seats in business was gone by the time this route started. It was closer to the OB config that had between 70 and 80 in Business.

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by mel
Thu Oct 04, 2018 12:00 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Can a 747-400 fly JFK-HKG non-stop
Replies: 35
Views: 12678

Re: Can a 747-400 fly JFK-HKG non-stop

When UA operated JFK-HKG they only had 1 unified pax configured fleet-wide. The high-J configuration was not used on JFK-HKG because the config was retired before the route started. It was used on JFK-NRT about 2 years earlier. Yes, UA did weight restrict the JFK-HKG leg. It blocked between 30-50 se...

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by mel
Tue Aug 28, 2018 12:54 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Primera Air Transatlantic Service Stopping in Iceland for Refueling
Replies: 39
Views: 7913

Re: Primera Air Transatlantic Service Stopping in Iceland for Refueling

One of the 737-800s made it to Newark nonstop last week, and looking at the map it was pretty clear that it was non-ETOPS.

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by mel
Fri Feb 16, 2018 1:56 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Where are the EY A345/A346s?
Replies: 2
Views: 1075

Re: Where are the EY A345/A346s?

I saw about 7 A340s (500s and 600s) at Teruel Spain in November.

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by mel
Wed Nov 15, 2017 1:44 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta's Official Goodbye Itinerary for the Iconic 747
Replies: 69
Views: 13214

Re: Delta's Official Goodbye Itinerary for the Iconic 747

DTW-SEA 07:00-13:00 are not correct timings, if they are local times.... unless it is taking an extremely scenic routing to get to SEA.

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by mel
Fri Jun 23, 2017 11:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: B737MAX cabin noise levels?
Replies: 36
Views: 10704

Re: B737MAX cabin noise levels?

http://www.instagram.com/p/BVPNtXNA7Zo/ ... hotography
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I flew the 737-MAX8 into Kuala Lumpur last week. Here's a video of the departure from Langkawi to Kuala Lumpur:

http://www.instagram.com/p/BVPNtXNA7Zo/ ... hotography

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by mel
Tue Feb 28, 2017 3:01 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: YWG Air Service discussion
Replies: 111
Views: 7301

Re: Future Air Service discussion YWG

NW only served YWGDTW once per week (on weekends) in Summer with a 50-seat CRJ.

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by mel
Fri Jan 27, 2017 4:51 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA 747 at LAX 1/26/2017?
Replies: 8
Views: 2421

Re: UA 747 at LAX 1/26/2017?

subbing on ORD-LAX today, and back to ORD tomorrow.

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by mel
Thu Jan 19, 2017 3:30 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 767-200 C-GAUN (Gimli Glider) For Sale
Replies: 102
Views: 36356

Re: 767-200 C-GAUN (Gimli Glider) For Sale

I was in MHV a few months ago, and got relatively close to C-GAUN. It is still there, relatively intact.

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by mel
Fri Nov 25, 2016 12:21 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SeaTac: Delta planes parked midfield
Replies: 15
Views: 6100

Re: SeaTac: Delta planes parked midfield

maybe they scale back international flying during U.S. thanksgiving. There isn't much parking space for widebodies on the southeast corner of the field, so maybe they leave them over there.

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by mel
Tue Nov 22, 2016 4:59 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What Happened to N901NK
Replies: 36
Views: 8964

Re: What Happened to N901NK

I heard there is pretty much only 1 spare A320 NEO engine worldwide right now. That's how tight the supply is. So if something goes wrong, you can be waiting a long time for an engine change.

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by mel
Tue Nov 22, 2016 4:25 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL S17 International Widebody Utilization
Replies: 57
Views: 12210

Re: DL S17 International Widebody Utilization

Interesting analysis, thanks for sharing. How is the MSP-HND flight operated efficiently? CDG-MSP doesn't arrive early enough to turn to MSP-HND, so it seems that DL is sitting a 772 in MSP overnight for 21 hours. MSP-HND and LAX-HND turn to each other but are locked tracks, and don't rotate with th...

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by mel
Mon Nov 21, 2016 12:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Transat starting new European destinations from YOW & YYZ Summer '17
Replies: 19
Views: 4050

Re: Air Transat starting new European destinations from YOW & YYZ Summer '17

Ottawa service is actually all via Montreal. The 738 will operate twice weekly Ottawa-Montreal to feed into Air Transat's network from Montreal.

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by mel
Sat Aug 27, 2016 1:54 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Canadian Airlines LHR question.
Replies: 22
Views: 5273

Re: Canadian Airlines LHR question.

The Canadian Airlines-configured 747-400 operated on Vancouver-London during summer, and Calgary-London once one winter season... after the merger... so yes, there would have been 744s in the hybrid livery at Heathrow.

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by mel
Thu Jun 09, 2016 2:25 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Any News About Air Transat Latest A332s?
Replies: 11
Views: 3692

RE: Any News About Air Transat Latest A332s?

Although barely noticeable, the blue paint on the tail of C-GJDA appears darker than the rest of the fleet.

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by mel
Thu Apr 07, 2016 7:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Porter To Test Winnipeg (YWG) Market
Replies: 16
Views: 2148

RE: Porter To Test Winnipeg (YWG) Market

Last week they had a YTZ-MLB flight that was roughly 4hrs 15mins in the air.

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by mel
Wed Feb 24, 2016 4:53 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Lufthansa Releases A320neo Seat Map
Replies: 91
Views: 35040

RE: Lufthansa Releases A320neo Seat Map

Is D-AINA, the first A320NEO being scheduled on specific flights throughout the LH A320 network of flying, or is it flying randomly? I'm interested in flying it soon, so if anyone knows the specific flight schedule of this bird... please share.

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by mel
Sat Jan 16, 2016 2:28 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet Upgrade Status - Part 27
Replies: 223
Views: 38040

RE: United Fleet Upgrade Status - Part 27

Roughly how long does it take to install just wifi on say a 737 and/or 767?

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by mel
Tue Dec 22, 2015 4:21 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Purchases 20 E-190s And 20 737-900ERs
Replies: 153
Views: 32515

RE: Delta Purchases 20 E-190s And 20 737-900ERs

As reported by Skyliner, one of the ex Air Canada E190s (C-GWEN) was just ferried from Marana AZ to Stuttgart Arkansas for part-out and scrap. Which means Delta must be getting E190s from not only Air Canada, but someone else also.

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by mel
Wed Dec 09, 2015 5:29 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Canada Int'l Flights Changes For Summer '16
Replies: 31
Views: 11071

RE: Air Canada Int'l Flights Changes For Summer '16

YOW-FRA is now an A330-300 for summer

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by mel
Thu Aug 27, 2015 1:47 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: MCO-OSL Diversion To Goose Bay Question 8/21
Replies: 6
Views: 2542

RE: MCO-OSL Diversion To Goose Bay Question 8/21

Not the first time in Canada. Norwegian has diverted to Winnipeg before, enroute to Los Angeles.

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by mel
Sat Aug 15, 2015 1:53 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: First Boeing 737 MAX Fuselage Completed
Replies: 70
Views: 32961

RE: First Boeing 737 MAX Fuselage Completed

What is the aircraft code for the MAX8 and MAX9? Are they going to stick with 73H, 73J?

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by mel
Thu Jul 16, 2015 3:30 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Wide Body European Routes S15
Replies: 30
Views: 9249

RE: Wide Body European Routes S15

LAN Chile 787 MAD-FRA-MAD
Iberia often runs an A340 on MAD-LHR-MAD

[Edited 2015-07-15 20:31:06]

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by mel
Mon May 04, 2015 12:19 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Shortest B747 Routes
Replies: 28
Views: 5049

RE: Shortest B747 Routes

I flew BA124 Doha-Bahrain on the 747-400 (92 miles) with flying time about 17 minutes. BA sells local tickets between the two cities also, but it is now operated by the 777-200.

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by mel
Mon Nov 10, 2014 9:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: El Al Announces BOS-TLV
Replies: 97
Views: 16317

RE: El Al Announces BOS-TLV

With the 763 sitting on the ground in BOS for that long, can they use the same crew inbound and outbound?

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by mel
Tue Oct 28, 2014 3:25 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: October 25: Very Last MD11 Scheduled Pax. Service
Replies: 134
Views: 28518

RE: October 25: Very Last MD11 Scheduled Pax. Service

Here's my small Facebook album of photos from the party @ Montreal Gate 55

http://www.facebook.com/media/set/?s....1073741849.224250590949581&type=1

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by mel
Fri Jun 20, 2014 2:34 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA: 787s To Asia; No 330neo; 320neo Engine Soon
Replies: 101
Views: 31179

RE: AA: 787s To Asia; No 330neo; 320neo Engine Soon

I'm curious to see where all the displaced 77Es are going to be sent, once the 787s start replacing them across the Pacific.

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by mel
Wed Jun 18, 2014 4:08 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UAL Pilots Love 787 On SFO-CTU
Replies: 36
Views: 22855

RE: UAL Pilots Love 787 On SFO-CTU

I find it extremely hard to believe that FL410 is reachable in 13 mins with a full load. As quoted in the article… "On the first Chengdu flight, "We got to 41,000 feet in 13 minutes," said Andy Raymer, the captain and a 31-year United pilot. "Everybody else is at 32,000, 34,000, 35,000. We're up her...

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by mel
Thu Apr 24, 2014 2:49 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: ANA 787 Cabin Reconfiguration
Replies: 14
Views: 13789

RE: ANA 787 Cabin Reconfiguration

What is the planned configuration and deployment plans for the 787-9?

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by mel
Mon Apr 14, 2014 10:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Icelandair To Winnipeg?
Replies: 2
Views: 2667

RE: Icelandair To Winnipeg?

Iceland Express @ <acronym title="Winnipeg - James Armstrong Richardson International (Stevenson) (YWG / CYWG), Canada - Manitoba">YWG</acronym> operated for more than 3 weeks... it was a full summer season. Initially the service was pitched as twice weekly 737-700s but ended up being once weekly 75...

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by mel
Sun Jan 05, 2014 6:02 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Extreme Turbulence Over Denver
Replies: 15
Views: 17149

RE: Extreme Turbulence Over Denver

I flew straight overhead Denver at approx 11:30 this morning heading eastbound on AC758 (A319) and we only had very light chop at FL350.

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by mel
Sat Dec 28, 2013 4:10 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: TEL Aviv TLV S14 News
Replies: 24
Views: 9418

RE: TEL Aviv TLV S14 News

starting in July, Air Canada replaces B763 with B788 on the Toronto route.

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by mel
Sat Nov 30, 2013 3:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 787 Production/Delivery Thread Part 24
Replies: 271
Views: 70848

RE: 787 Production/Delivery Thread Part 24

N28MS (private 787-8 in grey colour scheme) seen yesterday at Everett, via my Facebook page:

http://tinyurl.com/nmdwdev

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by mel
Thu Oct 17, 2013 11:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Applies For SFO-Haneda
Replies: 86
Views: 16517

RE: United Applies For SFO-Haneda

agreed, 763 or 772. If they wanted to use a 788, they would likely need a domestic <acronym title="San Francisco - International (SFO / KSFO), USA - California">SFO</acronym>-<acronym title="Houston - George Bush Intercontinental (IAH / KIAH), USA - Texas">IAH</acronym> 788 flight to cycle the aircr...

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by mel
Fri Sep 20, 2013 7:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA 2nd A380 Delivery And First Revenue Flight
Replies: 44
Views: 24356

RE: BA 2nd A380 Delivery And First Revenue Flight

Here's a photo of the tail of G-XLEB, taken from G-XLEA as we left Heathrow for Frankfurt this afternoon. Unfortunately I had a dirty window. The incharge flight attendant mentioned over the P/A system: "if you look out the left side of the aircraft you will see our 2nd A380 that was just delivered ...

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by mel
Thu Sep 19, 2013 9:40 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: CSeries - Flight Testing And Production Thread (Part 1)
Replies: 1765
Views: 78265

RE: Any Cseries Updates? Part 3

here's my video of the first flight:

http://www.facebook.com/photo.php?v=588201964554440

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by mel
Fri Sep 13, 2013 3:39 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Tokyo-Boston Via JAL 787 In Y-class (pics+vid)
Replies: 10
Views: 21729

Tokyo-Boston Via JAL 787 In Y-class (pics+vid)

<img src="http://www.contrailsphotography.com/tr/33/jlcover.jpg" width="650" height="488" border="0"/><br/><br/><br/><br/> Hi everyone, it has been a few years I have posted a trip report so I might be a little rusty. Here is a trip from Tokyo to Boston on the 787. It was actually the end of a round...

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by mel
Tue Sep 03, 2013 10:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PEOPLExpress Lays Off Six Employees
Replies: 25
Views: 11547

RE: PEOPLExpress Lays Off Six Employees

What a train wreck of an airline/vision. IMHO the whole idea of creating an airline based out of PHF just makes no sense.

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by mel
Mon Sep 02, 2013 7:53 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: YEG New International Route Announcement Tuesday
Replies: 44
Views: 13809

RE: YEG New International Route Announcement Tuesday

I suspect YWG will be a potential market for Icelandair once they get their 737-8 MAX in 5 years.

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