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by WN732
Sun Jun 17, 2018 6:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Allegiant's MD80s vs Delta's MD80s
Replies: 19
Views: 2799

Re: Allegiant's MD80s vs Delta's MD80s

If I recall DL Techops is able to manufacture some parts on their own.

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by WN732
Fri Jun 15, 2018 4:25 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Vote to split California will move to ballot - Impact on Aviation?
Replies: 36
Views: 9342

Re: Vote to split California will move to ballot - Impact on Aviation?

Next, the other possible capitals: California: Ventura Santa Barbara is nice, but woudn't want to be a state capital. That leaves Ventura and the interesting idea that it is theoretically within driving distance of the entire (new) state. At least between 11PM and 3AM. The rest will be a mess of tr...

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by WN732
Wed Jun 13, 2018 7:38 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest Airlines Network Thread 2018
Replies: 331
Views: 33881

Re: Southwest Airlines Network Thread 2018

Does anyone have figures on how many more A/C WN will have by the Fall than they do now?

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by WN732
Fri Jun 08, 2018 3:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA Mainline Returns to ELP
Replies: 34
Views: 3212

Re: UA Mainline Returns to ELP

There was mainline all the way up to the CO merger. It used to be the PMCO735 that was sent there. They were deployed elsewhere and eventually retired.

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by WN732
Thu Jun 07, 2018 7:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Level moving flight from OAK to SFO?
Replies: 54
Views: 6654

Re: Level moving flight from OAK to SFO?

First of all, Welcome to A-Net.

Second, that really stinks for OAK. OAK has been on a roll the last few years. Although, it does make some sense.

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by WN732
Thu Jun 07, 2018 6:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: N772SW Heading to VCV
Replies: 37
Views: 6953

N772SW Heading to VCV

https://www.flightradar24.com/SWA8701/11a562bb
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The famed 737 that had the incident for WN1380 is now on its way to VCV. Does this look like the end for her, at least with WN?

https://www.flightradar24.com/SWA8701/11a562bb

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by WN732
Tue Jun 05, 2018 11:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What's going on at RDU - 2018
Replies: 264
Views: 20980

Re: What's going on at RDU - 2018

144 PDEW from RDU-SAN. That should be good enough for a new flight, so I think it’s a matter of who pulls the trigger and finding the right plane that’s available. Do the cities have Pharma links? I’d start to question Delta’s “Focus City” marketing, if Alaska pulls the tigger first. Southwest woul...

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by WN732
Thu May 31, 2018 5:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WN's Upcoming Winter Schedule Release on 5/31
Replies: 261
Views: 22284

Re: WN's Upcoming Winter Schedule Release on 5/31

Great to see ELP get some love! DEN-ELP goes 1x daily. Hopefully ELP-SAN will be next to got daily! We've been Sun only since March (and now thru the end of the year) on a route that used to see 2-3 daily r/t. The traffic is there to support a daily nonstop although there's no question that an AAG ...

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by WN732
Thu May 31, 2018 4:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WN's Upcoming Winter Schedule Release on 5/31
Replies: 261
Views: 22284

Re: WN's Upcoming Winter Schedule Release on 5/31

Great to see ELP get some love! DEN-ELP goes 1x daily.

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by WN732
Wed May 30, 2018 9:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest ask mother to prove Bi-racial child is her own
Replies: 199
Views: 11707

Re: Southwest ask mother to prove Bi-racial child is her own

Here is the policy directly from their website: Does Southwest offer infant fares? Southwest Airlines offers Infant fares for children under two years of age that allow you to reserve a seat for your little traveler to fly safely in his/her approved CRS. Infant fares are not available for purchase o...

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by WN732
Wed May 30, 2018 9:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest ask mother to prove Bi-racial child is her own
Replies: 199
Views: 11707

Re: Southwest ask mother to prove Bi-racial child is her own

I specifically recall an episode of Airline that had this exact situation play out. The agent had to call the infant's primary doctor in order to verify the age and information. This is nothing new. As a new parent of a biracial infant (my daughter looks more like me than my wife) I wouldn't be surp...

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by WN732
Wed May 30, 2018 5:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AS, WN win JD Power awards
Replies: 74
Views: 4068

Re: Surprisingly, Airlines in North America fare well on customer satisfaction

How can Alaska fare so high when on a flight from AUS to SFO, all you get is a cup of soda? No snacks. Never flown AS, but I do know that is a legacy VX flight. Alaska serves a snack on their SAN-STL flight, which is not much further than AUS. I would imagine this has more to do with AUS-SFO being ...

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by WN732
Wed May 30, 2018 3:28 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WN's Upcoming Winter Schedule Release on 5/31
Replies: 261
Views: 22284

Re: WN's Upcoming Winter Schedule Release on 5/31

Apparently SMF-MSY is going seasonal in August. Leaving SMF at 0625 left it relying on a ton of O&D from SMF which didn’t seem to make any sense. Not a surprise as it is a rather thin route and inbound MSY tourism drops off a cliff in August. Will be interesting to see if they bring it back nex...

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by WN732
Fri May 25, 2018 5:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boutique- UA codeshare
Replies: 13
Views: 1692

Re: Boutique- UA codeshare

I will imagine that they will need to increase service on the routes that connect to UA airports. Those airplanes were full before this was even announced. Boutique is 100% EAS; if it increases frequency, it does so at its own risk, as the subsidy remains fixed. Because the routes are subsidized, t...

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by WN732
Fri May 25, 2018 4:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boutique- UA codeshare
Replies: 13
Views: 1692

Re: Boutique- UA codeshare

Could this be part of what Oscar has said, "We will make DEN our ATL fortress?" If so, bad news for WN Denver has definitely shown their LUV. WN won't be going anywhere. However, this is fantastic news for Boutique Air! I've only flown once with them but it was fantastic and extremely con...

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by WN732
Thu May 24, 2018 7:35 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: F9's Return to FAT
Replies: 45
Views: 4276

Re: F9's Return to FAT

It's wonderful to hear encouraging numbers coming in right from the start, What' ! I hope the loads will hold up; you're right, that 321 is a lot of plane to fill up. (Is DEN a daily flight?) Seems possible that if DEN does hold up and do well, who knows what F9 might try next? More DEN? LAS? SAT? ...

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by WN732
Wed May 23, 2018 9:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: F9's Return to FAT
Replies: 45
Views: 4276

Re: F9's Return to FAT

The population of Palm Springs isn’t even in the top 100 list of largest populations in California. I would add SCK at over 300,000. FAT is over 500,000 But PSP does feed from some of the eastern Inland Empire. Sometimes it can be faster to drive to PSP than ONT. Then you also have the rest of the ...

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by WN732
Wed May 23, 2018 8:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: F9's Return to FAT
Replies: 45
Views: 4276

Re: F9's Return to FAT

I saw her last night. They now fly the largest pax a/c to FAT. I hope it sticks around this time.

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by WN732
Tue May 22, 2018 5:18 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WN's Upcoming Winter Schedule Release on 5/31
Replies: 261
Views: 22284

Re: WN's Upcoming Winter Schedule Release on 5/31

MIAFLLPBIFlyer wrote:
WN732 wrote:
PAE should be opening sometime in September. As others have stated above, I would expect to see something about it in this release.


Based on the announcements of intended service PAE will be at capacity within months of opening.


Exactly. How many airports can you name that had similar results?

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by WN732
Mon May 21, 2018 9:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WN's Upcoming Winter Schedule Release on 5/31
Replies: 261
Views: 22284

Re: WN's Upcoming Winter Schedule Release on 5/31

PAE should be opening sometime in September. As others have stated above, I would expect to see something about it in this release.

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by WN732
Mon May 21, 2018 6:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Big airports without transfer passengers
Replies: 89
Views: 10294

Re: Big airports without transfer passengers

SAN

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by WN732
Mon May 21, 2018 5:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WN's Upcoming Winter Schedule Release on 5/31
Replies: 261
Views: 22284

Re: WN's Upcoming Winter Schedule Release on 5/31

Mboyle1988 wrote:
My life would be swell if they added BOS and CLT out of PHX so I can finally give up AA for good.


I think they would if they had the space to do so. I believe there is no room to budge in their schedule at CLT.

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by WN732
Mon May 21, 2018 4:12 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: More Southwest Pressurization Issues
Replies: 11
Views: 1690

Re: More Southwest Pressurization Issues

Did you actually read the article?

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by WN732
Mon May 21, 2018 4:11 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: More Southwest Pressurization Issues
Replies: 11
Views: 1690

Re: More Southwest Pressurization Issues

Did you read the article?

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by WN732
Thu May 17, 2018 11:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Questionable (Failed?) USA Mergers
Replies: 99
Views: 8255

Re: Questionable (Failed?) USA Mergers

One failed merger attempt was WN/F9 shortly before WN/FL

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by WN732
Mon May 14, 2018 11:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Hail Damages Southwest Planes in DEN
Replies: 34
Views: 8813

Re: Hail Damages Southwest Planes in DEN

Looks like Illinois One was one of those affected.

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by WN732
Mon May 14, 2018 5:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest Airlines Network Thread 2018
Replies: 331
Views: 33881

Re: Southwest Airlines Network Thread 2018

There is no nonstop service to IAD, DCA, or BWI from ELP, RNO, and TUS, and Washington, D.C. is one of the top domestic destinations traveled to from all three of these markets. WN does have opportunities to add nonstop service to BWI from ELP, RNO, and TUS. There is also probably enough demand for...

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by WN732
Mon May 14, 2018 4:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest Airlines Network Thread 2018
Replies: 331
Views: 33881

Re: Southwest Airlines Network Thread 2018

Well the 2018 Shareholders meeting is in BWI on Wednesday. Rumors and speculation are popping up and like always I will post them because it's PlaneFun to talk about. I personally have no inside knowledge just posting the speculations in the Fun of aviation industry guessing. That said here's what ...

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by WN732
Thu May 10, 2018 6:02 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Hawaiian Airlines Retires The Sole Boeing 767-300 (non ER version)
Replies: 44
Views: 11665

Re: Hawaiian Airlines Retires The Sole Boeing 767-300 (non ER version)

That said, the 767s that regularly flew the PPG were beat -up. I always fly first on the route and the hard product was mediocre at best and the ships oft mx hogs. I've only flown the 330 once in the last few months as my quarterly trips to PPG were cut back, but it is a step up. (A colleague still...

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by WN732
Wed May 09, 2018 11:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why are Southwest’s Flights always so bumpy?
Replies: 92
Views: 13574

Re: Why are Southwest’s Flights always so bumpy?

It seem when landing at any airport SWA slams its planes down on the runway. Good. Floating an airplane down the runway trying to impress passengers that don’t care with a good landing does nothing but waste usable runway. All the stuff we have to help stop us (reverse thrust, auto brakes, speedbra...

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by WN732
Wed May 09, 2018 6:20 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: When will WN begin to retire the 73G?
Replies: 46
Views: 4576

Re: When will WN begin to retire the 73G?

Items 1 and 3 only apply to WN 800's, item 2 doesn't apply because many older 7/800's are being retrofitted with LED strobes. The best way I can tell an older 700 versus a new 700 is the cockpit eyebrow window plugs. That's about it afaik. Ah, I forgot about the plugs. Barney, regarding #2, that's ...

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by WN732
Mon May 07, 2018 8:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Hawaiian Airlines Retires The Sole Boeing 767-300 (non ER version)
Replies: 44
Views: 11665

Re: Hawaiian Airlines Retires The Sole Boeing 767-300 (non ER version)

deebee278 wrote:
I'm either confused or uninformed. How can a non ER fly HNL-SJC? (That ETOPS thing) Mainland charters and fly empty across the Pacific?


ER is for additional fuel tanks. This is not a requirement for ETOPS.

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by WN732
Mon May 07, 2018 4:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Dallas says it has a plan to resolve Southwest-Delta fight for Love Field gates
Replies: 299
Views: 24495

Re: Dallas says it has a plan to resolve Southwest-Delta fight for Love Field gates

These laws that are stemming from an original set from 50 years ago need to be removed. There is no reason why DAL needs to be capped at 20 gates. Delta should be happy to be there at all since they were not part of the agreement between Dallas, Ft Worth, AA, and WN. And since WN has fought so hard ...

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by WN732
Mon Apr 30, 2018 8:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Who will fill LGB 12 open slots in September?
Replies: 151
Views: 15502

Re: Who will fill LGB 12 open slots in September?

I would see WN taking a few slots but not all. They wouldn’t want to cannibalize the LAX and SNA markets I’d imagine. SNA especially since it is regulated not only by slots but also by seats. I believe if they aren’t filling seats on flights at SNA the under performing slots get allocated back into...

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by WN732
Mon Apr 30, 2018 8:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: N772SW on way to WA
Replies: 58
Views: 7808

Re: N772SW on way to WA

I'm assuming this plane will be re-registered. Would you guys fly on this plane?. Would you sit in the same seat? DL didn't re-register that Mad Dog which suffered from an uncontained engine failure and killed 2 people. Still flying as N927DA. But we're not talking about DL---see here: 0981377,4463...

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by WN732
Mon Apr 30, 2018 3:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: N772SW on way to WA
Replies: 58
Views: 7808

Re: N772SW on way to WA

At least we know for certain, she will fly passengers again.

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by WN732
Sat Apr 28, 2018 6:31 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: What are some airport that don’t be have commercial air service but could?
Replies: 54
Views: 3751

Re: What are some airport that don’t be have commercial air service but could?

Modesto, CA
Imperial, CA (IPL) Yes they have Mokulele - but that hardly counts.

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by WN732
Wed Apr 25, 2018 10:45 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: 100 types reached :)
Replies: 40
Views: 3403

Re: 100 types reached :)

aeromoe wrote:
WN732 wrote:

Boeing:
737-200 / 300 / 500 / 700 / 800 (All on the same airline. I'm sure you can guess who.)


United? Continental? :duck:


LOL Well shoot. I forgot that they had all of them too lol

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by WN732
Wed Apr 25, 2018 7:57 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: 100 types reached :)
Replies: 40
Views: 3403

Re: 100 types reached :)

Bellanca Super Viking Boeing: 717-200 737-200 / 300 / 500 / 700 / 800 (All on the same airline. I'm sure you can guess who.) 757-200 767-300 777-200 (Booked not flown) Bombardier CRJ-200 (Booked not flown) Cessna 150 172 Ford: Tri Motor McDonnell Douglas MD-82 Pilatus PC-12 Piper Cherokee 140 Cherok...

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by WN732
Wed Apr 25, 2018 4:26 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WN leases slots from AS at LGA/DCA
Replies: 136
Views: 12903

Re: WN leases slots from AS at LGA/DCA

After reading this thread for a while, I would be MOST surprised if most of these slots DIDN'T end up at FLL, with the international gateway they want to build there. Have you seen their yield at EWR-ELL. Terrible. If they run a business of purely loosing money, go ahead. And who in NYC is going to...

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by WN732
Tue Apr 24, 2018 4:00 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: AA Flight Schedule - MD-80
Replies: 3
Views: 368

Re: AA Flight Schedule - MD-80

Good to know! Hopefully they'll have one by that time. What about the UA, and DL schedules?

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by WN732
Tue Apr 24, 2018 3:57 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest Airlines Network Thread 2018
Replies: 331
Views: 33881

Re: Southwest Airlines Network Thread 2018

FAT only has G4 as an ULCC, and their fares are usually not ground breaking anyways. I honestly believe that G4 would have a difficult time at FAT if WN started LAS. Don't forget that Frontier starts at FAT May 22. The late evening 3X/week FAT-DEN schedule for F9 seems strange to me. Very few conne...

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by WN732
Mon Apr 23, 2018 11:47 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: AA Flight Schedule - MD-80
Replies: 3
Views: 368

AA Flight Schedule - MD-80

Hello All, Do any of you know how far out AA finalizes it's schedule? I am looking for flights from ATL to FAT/SMF/OAK/SFO (preference in that order) in September, but I noticed only one MD-80 on the ATL-DFW leg. The MD-80 flight lines up with only two options, 1 to SFO and 1 to SMF. Do any of you k...

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by WN732
Mon Apr 23, 2018 7:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest Airlines Network Thread 2018
Replies: 331
Views: 33881

Re: Southwest Airlines Network Thread 2018

WN expansion into smaller cities depends on the evolution of their route network. Because they're previous mold of HIGH-frequency short-haul flights is challenged by a decrease in short-haul local passengers, smaller cities can only come about through a more consolidated hub-and-spoke network, or o...

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by WN732
Sun Apr 22, 2018 6:41 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Mainline at KFAT
Replies: 2
Views: 577

Mainline at KFAT

A few months ago, United has brought mainline service back to Fresno. This came after years of only UAX service. Over the course of these months, we have seen the flights go from 738's to 320's and now 319's. Does this trend show that UA is having trouble making mainline service work in Fresno? AA a...

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by WN732
Fri Apr 20, 2018 8:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumor: 2nd Asian airline to ONT
Replies: 43
Views: 5197

Re: Rumor: 2nd Asian airline to ONT

ONT has gained and lost service over the years too. Off hand, I can think of ATL (EA, DL), JFK (B6, briefly AA), HNL (UA, HA), YYZ (AC), MX (AS). I don't recall that ONT ever had YVR service. Personally, I want to fly out of the local airport not drive in traffic to a farther off airport. If I live...

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by WN732
Tue Apr 17, 2018 7:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WN 1380 LGA-DAL emergency landing at PHL, 1 fatality
Replies: 720
Views: 117644

Re: WN 1380 LGA-DAL emergency landing at PHL

WN732 wrote:
NTSB confirmed she died.


WN's website has changed to a broken heart.

southwest.com

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by WN732
Tue Apr 17, 2018 7:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WN 1380 LGA-DAL emergency landing at PHL, 1 fatality
Replies: 720
Views: 117644

Re: WN 1380 LGA-DAL emergency landing at PHL

NTSB confirmed she died.

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by WN732
Mon Apr 16, 2018 11:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United's first 737 Max receives swoop livery
Replies: 19
Views: 4898

Re: United's first 737 Max receives swoop livery

The gold basically matches where WN would place the yellow stripe in the canyon blue livery.

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