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Things the Aviation world lost on 10/29/17

Sun Oct 29, 2017 9:40 pm

I posted this in the Avro thread, but I don't know how many people will notice it. Anyway, today was a rough day for the aviation world and we lost a lot of stuff today, so to recap:

1. United 744 retires
2. KL Fokker retires
3. SN (also LX) Avro RJ retires
4. Etihad ends SFO
5. AF 787 ends LHR

Honorable mentions:

6. AirBerlin
7. Monarch

Out with the old and in with the new:

1. KL 787 begins IAD
2. CX A350 begins EWR/SFO
3. Delta A350 EIS
4. Qantas 787 delivery
5. 737MAX WN, AA, WS
6. A330NEO test flight
7. 767 return

Don't know where the CSeries fits in all of this, guess it's a bit of old and new!
 
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Re: Things the Aviation world lost on 10/29/17

Sun Oct 29, 2017 10:58 pm

EDIT: EY A340 fleet was retired today.
 
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Re: Things the Aviation world lost on 10/29/17

Sun Oct 29, 2017 11:16 pm

AirAsia Japan began operations on this day, so they could be added to "Out with the old and in with the new".
 
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Re: Things the Aviation world lost on 10/29/17

Sun Oct 29, 2017 11:26 pm

Also, Delta flew it's last 747 US-Japan route.
 
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Re: Things the Aviation world lost on 10/29/17

Sun Oct 29, 2017 11:34 pm

I for one am glad to see the 747s go. This is sacrilege on A.net, I know.

BA and LH have yet to make my day...
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Re: Things the Aviation world lost on 10/29/17

Mon Oct 30, 2017 2:14 am

FoxtrotSierra wrote:
I posted this in the Avro thread, but I don't know how many people will notice it. Anyway, today was a rough day for the aviation world and we lost a lot of stuff today, so to recap:

1. United 744 retires
2. KL Fokker retires
3. SN (also LX) Avro RJ retires
4. Etihad ends SFO
5. AF 787 ends LHR

Honorable mentions:

6. AirBerlin
7. Monarch

Out with the old and in with the new:

1. KL 787 begins IAD
2. CX A350 begins EWR/SFO
3. Delta A350 EIS
4. Qantas 787 delivery
5. 737MAX WN, AA, WS
6. A330NEO test flight
7. 767 return

Don't know where the CSeries fits in all of this, guess it's a bit of old and new!


UA technically has one more revenue 747 flight on the 7th SFO-HNL.

But regularly scheduled Ops are done.

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Re: Things the Aviation world lost on 10/29/17

Mon Oct 30, 2017 3:28 am

Delta flew its last revenue flight of a Boeing 747-400 from DTW-NRT today https://youtu.be/BUm2GsOX5ls

Tomorrow is the first day of revenue A350-900 service for any US carrier so go Delta!
 
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Re: Things the Aviation world lost on 10/29/17

Mon Oct 30, 2017 4:26 am

I like this how about a topic every week with milestones? Would be better than the same old repeating topics like the L1011 and if European carriers are going to serve Hawaii.
 
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Re: Things the Aviation world lost on 10/29/17

Mon Oct 30, 2017 5:19 am

This month in general has been a real turning point. Many changes.

You've neglected to mention the abrupt (though planned) retirement of ALL Southwest 737-300s!

As well as Alaska 737-400 combi's and, I think, PAX versions.
 
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Re: Things the Aviation world lost on 10/29/17

Mon Oct 30, 2017 6:07 am

EDIT #2: SQ 787 rolls out of the factory, KL 787 commences MSP, and UA commences LAX-SIN.

This has been one of the wildest days I've ever seen in terms of retirements/inaugurals/etc. It really does suck to see this many aircraft types retired in less than 24 hours (!), but its even crazier to see them filled with so many exciting new inaugurals in the same 24 hours!
 
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Re: Things the Aviation world lost on 10/29/17

Mon Oct 30, 2017 6:38 am

EDIT #3: A320NEO enters HA fleet, AF 787 begins BOS
 
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Re: Things the Aviation world lost on 10/29/17

Mon Oct 30, 2017 7:10 am

EDIT #4: AC 737MAX rollout, sched. for delivery Nov 1
 
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Re: Things the Aviation world lost on 10/29/17

Mon Oct 30, 2017 7:25 am

SuperTwin wrote:
I for one am glad to see the 747s go. This is sacrilege on A.net, I know.

BA and LH have yet to make my day...


I have mixed feelings about the 747. I think they are majestic looking and I am always excited to see them, and I love their historical significance. I can't say that I found them to be the best experience as a passenger, however. It felt sort of like a flying warehouse (sort of ungainly ... purely subjective I know) and when you added kids and families as passengers ... oh vey! But I am still saddened to see them slowly going away.
 
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Mon Oct 30, 2017 7:49 am

EDIT #5: UPS 748F begins ops off to TPE

https://www.facebook.com/groups/B747FC/ ... 737408751/
 
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Re: Things the Aviation world lost on 10/29/17

Mon Oct 30, 2017 12:00 pm

HA A321 touches US soil...
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Wake now, discover that you are the song that the morning brings
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Re: Things the Aviation world lost on 10/29/17

Mon Oct 30, 2017 12:33 pm

SuperTwin wrote:
I for one am glad to see the 747s go. This is sacrilege on A.net, I know.

BA and LH have yet to make my day...



Why are you so negative to the B747 ? I think it's sad to see them og ...
 
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Re: Things the Aviation world lost on 10/29/17

Tue Oct 31, 2017 10:15 pm

EDIT #6: AY retires last A340

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u1Z3nSbLOyk

Man, retirements this week are still going strong...
 
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Re: Things the Aviation world lost on 10/29/17

Tue Oct 31, 2017 11:13 pm

FoxtrotSierra wrote:
I posted this in the Avro thread, but I don't know how many people will notice it. Anyway, today was a rough day for the aviation world and we lost a lot of stuff today, so to recap:

1. United 744 retires
5. AF 787 ends LHR


I was at Heathrow on Friday & didn't know that it was the last day for the AF B789, I even managed to grab a picture of it after it had left the gate. Although I knew the UA 744's were not long for this world, I didn't realise that it would also be their last day at LHR also. The UA 744 is in the background of the AF picture.

http://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/38015059286/in/dateposted-public/
 
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Re: Things the Aviation world lost on 10/29/17

Tue Oct 31, 2017 11:22 pm

And not to forget Meridiana retiring the MD-80.
They were the last European scheduled airline flying the MD-80. Of course there are a few left in Bulgaria but most surviving MDs fly in the USA nowadays.
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Re: Things the Aviation world lost on 10/29/17

Tue Oct 31, 2017 11:23 pm

Mortyman wrote:
SuperTwin wrote:
I for one am glad to see the 747s go. This is sacrilege on A.net, I know.

BA and LH have yet to make my day...



Why are you so negative to the B747 ? I think it's sad to see them og ...


I agree with Mortyman. Why are you so hostile to the 747? She's a beautiful plane and the first wide bodied commercial aircraft.
 
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Re: Things the Aviation world lost on 10/29/17

Wed Nov 01, 2017 6:58 am

I made a tribute video for all the aviation elements we lost in October 2017.Let me know what you think :)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HOJlIJOkzB8
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