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by UA444
Mon Jul 27, 2020 7:27 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 20th anniversary of Air France 4590 Concorde crash
Replies: 46
Views: 7962

Re: 20th anniversary of Air France 4590 Concorde crash

20 years on and people still cling to the same ridiculous arguments about this accident to try and absolve Continental of blame... Trying to solely blame Continental and the piece of metal for this incident isn't any less ignorant. Aviation disasters happen because of several causal factors, not ju...

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by UA444
Sun Jul 26, 2020 7:30 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 777 Retirement/Scrapping Thread - 2020
Replies: 144
Views: 37615

Re: 777 Retirement/Scrapping Thread - 2020

na wrote:
Anyone knows which 77A/Es UA and AA are retiring due to Corona?

None

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by UA444
Sun Jul 26, 2020 4:41 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 20th anniversary of Air France 4590 Concorde crash
Replies: 46
Views: 7962

Re: 20th anniversary of Air France 4590 Concorde crash

moo wrote:
20 years on and people still cling to the same ridiculous arguments about this accident to try and absolve Continental of blame...

It’s absurd. If the debris doesn’t fall off, the crash doesn’t happen. Simple.

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by UA444
Sat Jul 25, 2020 5:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 20th anniversary of Air France 4590 Concorde crash
Replies: 46
Views: 7962

20th anniversary of Air France 4590 Concorde crash

20 years ago today, AF4590, a Concorde, crashed at CDG. The cause of the crash was a tire puncture rupturing the fuel tank and causing a fire. 113 people lost their lives that day, which included 4 people on the ground. The tire puncture that caused the crash was due to a Continental Airlines DC-10 ...

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by UA444
Thu Jul 23, 2020 6:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SoCal Boneyard Storage and Activity Thread
Replies: 1137
Views: 167848

Re: SoCal Boneyard Storage and Activity Thread

Rumor is Mark Cuban made a bid. But would not explain flying back to MEX - unless it's for removal of proprietary/sensitive communications equipment et all. What's the story behind it? Back operating for the Mexican Governrnent or is it sold? Looks like it may have been sold. "Mexico’s governm...

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by UA444
Wed Jul 22, 2020 6:40 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: AA/AS Merger Potential - What would it look like?
Replies: 10
Views: 1561

Re: AA/AS Merger Potential - What would it look like?

It would just be another airline AA buys that they later dismantle out of incompetence.

See Air Cal, Reno Air, TWA.

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by UA444
Sat Jul 18, 2020 6:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 747-400 Passenger Fleet Tracking/Retirements Thread - 2020
Replies: 472
Views: 111929

Re: Boeing 747-400 Passenger Fleet Tracking/Retirements Thread - 2020

In regards to scheduled service, you could get a ride on Air India, Asiana, China Airlines, Korean Air, and Lufthansa with reasonable confidence. Air India stored, might never fly again, Asiana has 1 left, Korean Air Stored, Lufthansa stored and who knows if will return. The only airline flying pas...

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by UA444
Fri Jul 17, 2020 5:45 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: First KC-10 formally retired
Replies: 9
Views: 1365

Re: First KC-10 formally retired

Hopefully it flies again

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by UA444
Wed Jul 15, 2020 4:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 767-400s at LaGuardia
Replies: 96
Views: 18044

Re: 767-400s at LaGuardia

CO and DL wanted a DC-10 and L-1011 replacement that could serve LGA. They got one, and stopped using it domestically within a decade.

Those design constraints I believe hurt the 764 from ever being a sales success. If it had the range of the 763, it would’ve sold more.

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by UA444
Tue Jul 14, 2020 5:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus and Boeing 2020 Orders
Replies: 359
Views: 88382

Re: Airbus and Boeing 2020 Orders

I find it amazing that there is still no cancellation rush for Airbus. What am I missing? I don’t think you’re missing anything. The vast majority of Boeing’s cancellations are MAX, which because of the circumstances, are easy to cancel. Less-flexible sales contracts so customers are likely deferri...

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by UA444
Tue Jul 14, 2020 5:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Cargolux 'Retro' 747 coming soon
Replies: 9
Views: 2783

Re: Cargolux 'Retro' 747 coming soon

FX needs some retro Jets

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by UA444
Sat Jul 11, 2020 2:36 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 747-400 Passenger Fleet Tracking/Retirements Thread - 2020
Replies: 472
Views: 111929

Re: Boeing 747-400 Passenger Fleet Tracking/Retirements Thread - 2020

Is Atlas Air still acquiring N127UA? Given the current environment I’d highly doubt it, there’s pretty much 0 demand for pax charter aircraft now that most repats are over, and cargo demand is definitely not what it used to be a few months back. That’s also why Air Atlanta Icelandic decided to drop...

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by UA444
Sat Jul 11, 2020 1:19 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 747-400 Passenger Fleet Tracking/Retirements Thread - 2020
Replies: 472
Views: 111929

Re: Boeing 747-400 Passenger Fleet Tracking/Retirements Thread - 2020

Is Atlas Air still acquiring N127UA?

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by UA444
Thu Jul 09, 2020 7:14 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DHL Network And Fleet Thread - 2020
Replies: 140
Views: 21688

Re: DHL Network & Fleet Thread - 2020

What will happen to N531UA?

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by UA444
Wed Jul 08, 2020 6:02 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Eastern Airlines getting a 777
Replies: 98
Views: 29704

Re: Eastern Airlines getting a 777

Billboard titles are the worst “invention” ever.

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by UA444
Mon Jul 06, 2020 8:48 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 753 and 764 Survival
Replies: 67
Views: 15880

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 UA444
Mon Jul 06, 2020 4:47 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 753 and 764 Survival
Replies: 67
Views: 15880

Re: 753 and 764 Survival

I think the 764 is done at UA. Can have its roles filled by the 763 and 788. No need to spend money to outfit them with Polaris seats Ehh maybe. I can honestly see the older 777A's bring done and the 764 slide into that role. The 777A’s took over many of the 764 routes post merger. Especially the G...

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by UA444
Sun Jul 05, 2020 7:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JAL 777-200ER Accelerated Retirement?
Replies: 9
Views: 3698

Re: JAL 777-200ER Accelerated Retirement?

Don’t they have some newish 772s they ordered as 787 compensation?

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by UA444
Sun Jul 05, 2020 1:23 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: European Aviation plans to have a fleet of A340 cargo
Replies: 36
Views: 6803

Re: European Aviation plans to have a fleet of A340 cargo

Someone man up and start an B772F conversion program.

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by UA444
Fri Jul 03, 2020 7:14 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: ​Internal tussle as Boeing weighs future of 747
Replies: 378
Views: 60599

Re: ​Internal tussle as Boeing weighs future of 747

Basically, nothing we didn’t know before and Boeing responded with the same thing they did when this thread was made.

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by UA444
Fri Jul 03, 2020 7:10 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA, UA, DL TATL Service History
Replies: 79
Views: 6198

Re: AA, UA, DL TATL Service History

I could’ve swore UA did inherit the DTW-LON authority and later sold It to NW in the late 1990s as some condition to finally get ORD-LHR.

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by UA444
Tue Jun 30, 2020 6:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: CN3 order 105 ARJ21s from COMAC
Replies: 102
Views: 23068

Re: CN3 order 105 ARJ21s from COMAC

Boeing should get the tooling back so they can build a real 717 derivative

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by UA444
Mon Jun 29, 2020 9:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Do AA, DL and UA Still have non-ETOPS Widebodies?
Replies: 23
Views: 8007

Re: Do AA, DL and UA Still have non-ETOPS Widebodies?

All of UAs two engine wide bodies have been ETOPS since they retired the PW powered 762's back in the early 2000's. Currently all Boeing aircraft in UAs fleet are ETOPS equipped (excepting the PW 752s which are not likely to return to service.) None of the Airbus aircraft are ETOPS certified but so...

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by UA444
Mon Jun 29, 2020 6:02 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Do AA, DL and UA Still have non-ETOPS Widebodies?
Replies: 23
Views: 8007

Re: Do AA, DL and UA Still have non-ETOPS Widebodies?

Hi I have quick question does the US3 AA, DL and UA still have non-ETOPS widebodies or all widebodies ETOPS equipped? All of UAs two engine wide bodies have been ETOPS since they retired the PW powered 762's back in the early 2000's. Currently all Boeing aircraft in UAs fleet are ETOPS equipped (ex...

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by UA444
Mon Jun 29, 2020 5:57 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Why are AA and UA weak in Africa?
Replies: 20
Views: 2415

Re: Why are AA and UA weak in Africa?

UA flew IAD-ACC for a few years.

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by UA444
Mon Jun 29, 2020 5:55 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Why didn't Delta put N602DL in the Museum?
Replies: 8
Views: 1483

Re: Why didn't Delta put N602DL in the Museum?

N501UA was scrapped N171UA was scrapped N602UA was scrapped N777UA's future is in question. I'm sorry, but since DL has a 762, 747 (which should be in NW colors), 757, and DC-9 preserved, while UA can't be bothered to save practically anything, it's hard for me to be that sympathetic to your plight....

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by UA444
Sun Jun 28, 2020 5:11 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 747-400 Passenger Fleet Tracking/Retirements Thread - 2020
Replies: 472
Views: 111929

Re: Boeing 747-400 Passenger Fleet Tracking/Retirements Thread - 2020

Any idea how much life is left in Dubai Air Wing's A6-COM and A6-HMM. Flying as VIP planes maybe fairly endless? Aren’t these former N108UA and N109UA? 747-422 Dubai Air Wing flies those former UA 744 PAX as A6-MMM and A6-HRM as VIPs. A6-COM (former Air Canada) and A6-HMM (former Air Namibia) are b...

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by UA444
Sat Jun 27, 2020 3:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 747-400 Passenger Fleet Tracking/Retirements Thread - 2020
Replies: 472
Views: 111929

Re: Boeing 747-400 Passenger Fleet Tracking/Retirements Thread - 2020

aristoenigma wrote:
Any idea how much life is left in Dubai Air Wing's A6-COM and A6-HMM. Flying as VIP planes maybe fairly endless?

Aren’t these former N108UA and N109UA? 747-422

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by UA444
Thu Jun 25, 2020 4:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Eastern Airlines getting a 777
Replies: 98
Views: 29704

Re: Eastern Airlines getting a 777

So how many Eastern liveries are there? There’s a Swift Air on, the sort of old EA livery, and this one. Which one are they using?

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by UA444
Tue Jun 23, 2020 7:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United A350 orders
Replies: 29
Views: 5313

Re: United A350 orders

If the 2027 delivery holds firm, that will be 18 years since they placed the order in December 2009.

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by UA444
Tue Jun 23, 2020 3:25 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alaska Airlines Fleet/Network Thread 2020
Replies: 1019
Views: 91210

Re: AS officially sending the E175 to Alaska

Could this be a move to protect its turf before WN decides to stab them at Alaska? I find AS’s network in Alaska fascinating. Such a beautiful and exotic state with so many things to see. I'm not sure southwest would want to go into Alaska cause I don't believe most of their aircraft have the right...

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by UA444
Mon Jun 22, 2020 9:37 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: More 'Active' DC-8s than A380s
Replies: 22
Views: 7354

Re: More 'Active' DC-8s than A380s

How many passenger DC-8s are active? Kind of depends how you count it I guess. If it planespotters is correct then a VIP DC-8 is still active for the government of Togo. The NASA DC-8 has still has passenger windows although it is used as an experimental aircraft. The Samaritan's Purse DC-8 is a co...

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by UA444
Mon Jun 22, 2020 4:45 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Is 10 Tanker Air Carrier going to add more DC-10s?
Replies: 23
Views: 4442

Re: Is 10 Tanker Air Carrier going to add more DC-10s?

Given that the last DC10 flew in 1988, are there many left that have enough hours left to make it workwhile. AFAIK, the KC10's are not currently available. FX has several late DC-10s that are in the same ball park as the ones 10 Tanker has. I wonder if they’ve inquired about them. They’re converted...

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by UA444
Sat Jun 20, 2020 7:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Is 10 Tanker Air Carrier going to add more DC-10s?
Replies: 23
Views: 4442

Re: Is 10 Tanker Air Carrier going to add more DC-10s?

Given that the last DC10 flew in 1988, are there many left that have enough hours left to make it workwhile. AFAIK, the KC10's are not currently available. FX has several late DC-10s that are in the same ball park as the ones 10 Tanker has. I wonder if they’ve inquired about them. They’re converted...

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by UA444
Fri Jun 19, 2020 6:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Is 10 Tanker Air Carrier going to add more DC-10s?
Replies: 23
Views: 4442

Is 10 Tanker Air Carrier going to add more DC-10s?

I remember reading on their website a few years ago they eventually planned on having 7-8 tankers in service. They currently have 4. Are there still plans to add more? I believe they still have one late build DC-10 that has yet to be converted.

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by UA444
Thu Jun 18, 2020 4:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet, Network, & Livery Thread - 2020
Replies: 4716
Views: 746172

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

Would that be two more simulators? UA was already flying the MAX before it was grounded. Did they have a MAX simulator before or was all the training previously done in an actual airplane? Training? There was no training other than an iPad CBT. The first time I touched a MAX was a revenue flight. U...

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by UA444
Thu Jun 18, 2020 3:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Widebody Thread - 2020
Replies: 1549
Views: 155266

Re: DL to permanently retire entire 777 fleet

Dal 777's scheduled to be gone by November....also looking at other types to retire along with those already announced https://simpleflying.com/delta-last-777-flight-fall/ Does that mean that ALL 777s will be reactivated for just 3, 4 or 5 months? I guess it makes sense that at least those shortly ...

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by UA444
Wed Jun 17, 2020 4:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Corsair 747 fly by over Kemble.
Replies: 19
Views: 4680

Re: Corsair 747 fly by over Kemble.

Former UA 747-422s

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by UA444
Wed Jun 17, 2020 4:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 777 Retirement/Scrapping Thread - 2020
Replies: 144
Views: 37615

Re: 777 Retirement/Scrapping Thread - 2020

KFTG wrote:
Seems like a Russian registration is a kiss of death for 777s.

All the Transero ones got scrapped despite not being that old. Probably poorly maintained.

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by UA444
Tue Jun 16, 2020 5:00 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Happy birthday to 777 (United Airlines)
Replies: 23
Views: 4933

Re: Happy birthday to 777 (United Airlines)

I don't know the aircrafts registration number was but my first flight on a 777 was on UA in 1997 ORD-MIA (the 6:20pm) departure. In the years since I have flown on 777/77W with Pratt and Whitney, Rolls Royce, and GE engines. The Pratt and Whitney engines are my favorite the sound those engines mak...

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by UA444
Tue Jun 16, 2020 3:02 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Which AA/DL/UA Fleets Are Definitely Not Flying Again?
Replies: 58
Views: 8426

Re: Which AA/DL/UA Fleets Are Definitely Not Flying Again?

Seeing as AA announced opening a 777 base in CLT and a 787 base in PHL I would guess that the possibility of the A332s returning to the fleet is slim to none. They all would need to be refurbished (both seat and IFE-wise) before re-entering service, and I doubt AA would want to spend that kind of m...

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by UA444
Fri Jun 12, 2020 3:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet, Network, & Livery Thread - 2020
Replies: 4716
Views: 746172

Re: When did UA retire their 737-222?

Tangentially-related to this, it looks like the last 737-200 of any kind owned by UA had an exit date of August 2011. Did it really sit for 10 years before being given new life? https://www.planespotters.net/airframe/boeing-737-200-yv502t-venezolana/38y94r I remember seeing one in full UA colors in...

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by UA444
Thu Jun 11, 2020 7:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 747-400 Passenger Fleet Tracking/Retirements Thread - 2020
Replies: 472
Views: 111929

Re: Boeing 747-400 Passenger Fleet Tracking/Retirements Thread - 2020

https://www.skyliner-aviation.de/regdb. ... av4&page=3

They say part and scrap for almost everything including the Qantas 744ER which is not the case.
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danipawa wrote:
Boeing 747 -422 26880 984 F-HSUN Corsair International ferried 09jun20 ORY-EGBP,for part-out & scrap ex F-WSUN

https://www.skyliner-aviation.de/regdb. ... av4&page=3

They say part and scrap for almost everything including the Qantas 744ER which is not the case.

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by UA444
Thu Jun 11, 2020 6:55 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet, Network, & Livery Thread - 2020
Replies: 4716
Views: 746172

When did UA retire their 737-222?

When did UA retire their original 737-222s they bought new from Boeing in 1968-69? I know they retired the 737-200 completely Halloween 2001 due to 9/11, but those were the old FL 737-291s. By then the -222s were gone. I assumed they were retired in 1998 but I saw a photo of N9015U that said it was ...

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by UA444
Wed Jun 10, 2020 3:56 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumor: Richard Anderson to replace Doug Parker at AA
Replies: 101
Views: 19987

Re: Rumor: Richard Anderson to replace Doug Parker at AA

Can he take over UA?

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by UA444
Mon Jun 08, 2020 8:14 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Non photographed airliners?
Replies: 37
Views: 6444

Re: Non photographed airliners?

aeromoe wrote:
UA444 wrote:
N844AA...


So no photos exist of N844AA? Check again: https://www.bing.com/images/search?q=N844AA&FORM=HDRSC2

You didn’t get what I was implying

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by UA444
Mon Jun 08, 2020 8:07 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Non photographed airliners?
Replies: 37
Views: 6444

Re: Non photographed airliners?

N844AA...

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by UA444
Mon Jun 08, 2020 8:02 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Happy birthday to 777 (United Airlines)
Replies: 23
Views: 4933

Re: Happy birthday to 777 (United Airlines)

friendlyskies22 wrote:
When UA sheds this iconic aircraft, it should go into a United Museum...

....in full Battleship Grey

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by UA444
Fri Jun 05, 2020 6:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: DL retired MD-80/90s quickly
Replies: 1226
Views: 275364

Re: Updated: DL retired MD-80/90s quickly

How come none of the MDs went to MZJ or VCV?

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