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by gdg9
Tue Jun 06, 2017 3:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New AA Astrojet with logo off center
Replies: 18
Views: 7789

Re: New AA Astrojet with logo off center

Yes, N951AA was put into the new livery, while N905NN went from the classic chrome to be the new Astrojet.

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by gdg9
Tue Jun 06, 2017 2:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New AA Astrojet with logo off center
Replies: 18
Views: 7789

New AA Astrojet with logo off center

Noticing the nice photo of the new AA Astrojet, N905NN... why is the AA ball logo so off center?

NEW:



OLD (N951AA):


Still nice of AA to keep one of the retro schemes around. Just curious.

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by gdg9
Wed May 31, 2017 1:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DFW Foreign Carrier Estimated April 2017 Loads
Replies: 21
Views: 2968

Re: DFW Foreign Carrier Estimated April 2017 Loads

it's pretty amazing they do as well as they do. how long have they operated this route? I believe since the 1980s on a 747-200. Interjet must really be taking a bath considering the 63% LF with their relatively LCC-type fares. They were running a SU-95 before and had better loads. After the Sukhoi ...

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by gdg9
Tue May 30, 2017 10:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DFW Foreign Carrier Estimated April 2017 Loads
Replies: 21
Views: 2968

Re: DFW Foreign Carrier Estimated April 2017 Loads

waly777 wrote:
NichCage wrote:
EY has the highest load factor out of all the ME3 at DFW.


It should be slightly higher as the 3 class 77W operated on a few days and would have had some payload restriction on the AUH to DFW leg.


Were seats blocked?

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by gdg9
Tue May 30, 2017 6:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DFW Foreign Carrier Estimated April 2017 Loads
Replies: 21
Views: 2968

DFW Foreign Carrier Estimated April 2017 Loads

http://bit.ly/2r8kM5q
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Here are the April estimates. EK and even QR back into the low 60s. Nothing else really looks too odd one way or the other.

http://bit.ly/2r8kM5q

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by gdg9
Fri May 05, 2017 2:58 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DFW Foreign Carrier Estimated March 2017 Loads
Replies: 15
Views: 1947

Re: DFW Foreign Carrier Estimated March 2017 Loads

So JAL currently operates with a 787-8 and because they had a good month they need to bypass the 787-9 and go to a 77W?!? They don't even operate 77L's. They've had several good months and in fact I've been told their corporate office wants to put 77W on DFW, but locally there remains discussion fo...

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by gdg9
Fri May 05, 2017 2:03 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DFW Foreign Carrier Estimated March 2017 Loads
Replies: 15
Views: 1947

Re: DFW Foreign Carrier Estimated March 2017 Loads

So JAL currently operates with a 787-8 and because they had a good month they need to bypass the 787-9 and go to a 77W?!? They don't even operate 77L's. They've had several good months and in fact I've been told their corporate office wants to put 77W on DFW, but locally there remains discussion fo...

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by gdg9
Thu May 04, 2017 7:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DFW Foreign Carrier Estimated March 2017 Loads
Replies: 15
Views: 1947

DFW Foreign Carrier Estimated March 2017 Loads

http://bit.ly/2q3MZef
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Here are the estimated load factors for the foreign carriers at DFW for March 2017. InterJet rebounds a bit after a rough three-month stretch...everyone else doing ok for the last of the winter months. JL remains strong at DFW - time for 77W?

http://bit.ly/2q3MZef

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by gdg9
Wed Apr 26, 2017 4:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Uber Flying Cars to Test in Dallas/Fort Worth, Dubai by 2020
Replies: 7
Views: 1009

Re: Uber Flying Cars to Test in Dallas/Fort Worth, Dubai by 2020

Yes, a minor fender bender on the ground could essentially, in the air, cause the two vehicles to crash to the ground, killing occupants of the vehicles and people on the ground. I think the idea is good but pure fantasy at this point.

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by gdg9
Wed Apr 26, 2017 1:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Uber Flying Cars to Test in Dallas/Fort Worth, Dubai by 2020
Replies: 7
Views: 1009

Uber Flying Cars to Test in Dallas/Fort Worth, Dubai by 2020

I'm sorry if this was posted, didn't seem to be. Uber is hoping to test autonomous flying cars in DFW and Dubai by 2020. https://www.dallasnews.com/business/technology/2017/04/25/dallas-chosen-uber-first-us-city-test-flying-cars This seems an ambitious timeline as the FAA is not yet level with getti...

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by gdg9
Wed Apr 26, 2017 1:12 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Will an airport be named after Obama?
Replies: 70
Views: 8695

Re: Will an airport be named after Obama?

If memory serves, every former president from FDR to Clinton has an airport named after him, save Nixon. IAH of course for Bush Sr not Jr.

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by gdg9
Sat Apr 22, 2017 4:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: List of Airports with NEO service
Replies: 42
Views: 4814

Re: List of Airports with NEO service

N902NK and N903NK were flying here at DFW yesterday. So I guess they either have new engines or have fixed the issues. NK frames.

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by gdg9
Wed Apr 19, 2017 10:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DFW Foreign Carrier Estimated February 2017 Loads
Replies: 10
Views: 2035

Re: DFW Foreign Carrier Estimated February 2017 Loads

Thanks for gathering and posting the stats for DFW. I was in the Cayman Airways website recently and they are showing DFW as seasonal service so which months do they service DFW?[/quote]

Typically summer, I will try and find out exactly what they have planned this year tomorrow.

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by gdg9
Wed Apr 19, 2017 10:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DFW Foreign Carrier Estimated February 2017 Loads
Replies: 10
Views: 2035

Re: DFW Foreign Carrier Estimated February 2017 Loads

OOF. Interjet hurts. They did thake the Superjet out of service, right? I imagine that once they get back online 4O will perform better. Yes, as noted on the site thread, they are putting 150 seats A320s on where the 93 seat SSJ100s worked much better at DFW. really would love to see JAL bring the ...

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by gdg9
Wed Apr 19, 2017 1:55 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DFW Foreign Carrier Estimated February 2017 Loads
Replies: 10
Views: 2035

DFW Foreign Carrier Estimated February 2017 Loads

Here are the estimated load factors for the foreign carriers at DFW for February 2017. February is of course one of the slowest months out there, as travel demand drops in the middle of winter. Some things to take note of at DFW for February: Air Canada Express started their daily service to Vancouv...

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by gdg9
Sun Mar 19, 2017 3:13 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Any ROA folks??
Replies: 6
Views: 578

Re: Any ROA folks??

You'd be waiting a fair bit of time between RJs and maybe one DL A319 (if they still run mainline?) at ROA...

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by gdg9
Sat Mar 18, 2017 2:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA LHR-DFW flights (BA0193)
Replies: 17
Views: 4370

Re: BA LHR-DFW flights (BA0193)

http://bit.ly/2n0rybi

I have another thread on the site detailing flights further back, to about 2009 I think at LGW.
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This link shows each aircraft redo/type that operated the BA DFW-LHR route going back to Jan 2012...
http://bit.ly/2n0rybi

I have another thread on the site detailing flights further back, to about 2009 I think at LGW.

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by gdg9
Fri Mar 17, 2017 4:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DFW Foreign Carrier Estimated January 2017 Loads
Replies: 3
Views: 680

DFW Foreign Carrier Estimated January 2017 Loads

Here are the estimated load factors for the foreign carriers at DFW for January 2017. Pretty good numbers again for most of the carriers for a January, indeed several of the carriers would most likely be please with these loads in the middle of the summer! Interjet looks bad at first glance but lets...

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by gdg9
Thu Mar 16, 2017 1:59 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Proposed Essential Air Service elimination
Replies: 170
Views: 13114

Re: Proposed Essential Air Service elimination

Long overdue - barring many places in Alaska I suppose, EAS is a total waste of money. If people choose to live in remote, rural areas, that is their right, but not up to me or others to subsidize their travel to a large airport. Get in the car and drive.

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by gdg9
Wed Feb 22, 2017 12:42 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DFW: AA gets serious about Terminal F; Renovations to Terminal C in lingo
Replies: 87
Views: 12958

Re: DFW: AA gets serious about F; Renovations to C in lingo

I find the fact that DFW spent almost $1B for TRIP on Terminal A astounding. Must have been some gold plated systems upgrades because to the passengers its just new paint, new lighting and less room to get by the "improved retail experience." I don't agree there, compare A today and C tod...

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by gdg9
Wed Feb 22, 2017 12:40 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DFW: AA gets serious about Terminal F; Renovations to Terminal C in lingo
Replies: 87
Views: 12958

Re: DFW: AA gets serious about F; Renovations to C in lingo

william wrote:
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Hey, I tweeted that picture out just last week on the dfwtower twitter after finding that postcard at WalMart of all places - funny to see it making the rounds, was it at another store too?

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by gdg9
Wed Feb 08, 2017 1:56 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DFW Foreign Carrier Estimated December 2016 Loads
Replies: 1
Views: 412

DFW Foreign Carrier Estimated December 2016 Loads

http://bit.ly/2li8mWQ
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Here are the estimated load factors for the foreign carriers at DFW for December 2016. Numbers across the board look fairly good, especially for a winter month in the "shoulder season."

http://bit.ly/2li8mWQ

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by gdg9
Mon Jan 09, 2017 11:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DFW Foreign Carrier Estimated Load Factors, November 016
Replies: 4
Views: 1000

DFW Foreign Carrier Estimated Load Factors, November 016

Here are the estimated loads for the foreign carriers at DFW in November 2016. Third straight month of half empty planes for Volaris - how long will they last at DFW? http://bit.ly/2iW7pSh Everyone else looks pretty good, the normal fall/winter slowdown is starting to creep in. Looking forward to an...

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by gdg9
Wed Nov 30, 2016 12:00 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DFW Foreign Carrier Estimated October 2016 Loads
Replies: 30
Views: 3142

Re: DFW Foreign Carrier Estimated October 2016 Loads

VCEflyboy wrote:
How come KLM is not even considered?


They did not return to DFW this year, service ended and I believe that aircraft was used for SLC instead.

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by gdg9
Tue Nov 29, 2016 7:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DFW Foreign Carrier Estimated October 2016 Loads
Replies: 30
Views: 3142

DFW Foreign Carrier Estimated October 2016 Loads

Here are the estimates for the foreign carriers at DFW in October 2016. Emirates struggled during the month, although both Qatar and Etihad were also down for the ME3. Continued strong performance for Japan Airlines, while long time DFW operators British and Lufthansa posted in the mid-high 80s. htt...

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by gdg9
Tue Nov 08, 2016 1:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JetBlue's New "Old" Retro Livery
Replies: 52
Views: 10510

Re: JetBlue's New "Old" Retro Livery

I definitely think this one should/will be known as the JetBlue BCAL livery.

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by gdg9
Tue Nov 01, 2016 11:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DFW Foreign Carrier Estimated September 2016 Loads
Replies: 0
Views: 368

DFW Foreign Carrier Estimated September 2016 Loads

Here are our estimates for the foreign carriers at DFW for September 2016. http://bit.ly/2faPXVT Rough month for both Volaris and Interjet at DFW; AeroMexico returns to our estimates as the vacation charters are finished and I can get a more reasonable estimate of seats. I've also pieced together We...

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by gdg9
Thu Oct 27, 2016 7:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: VX762 diverts to DFW
Replies: 17
Views: 3243

Re: VX762 diverts to DFW

Those don't seem to display, at least on my computer at work that uses IE.

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by gdg9
Thu Oct 27, 2016 2:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: VX762 diverts to DFW
Replies: 17
Views: 3243

Re: VX762 diverts to DFW

"Perhaps they decided the longer runway was the safest option for a high landing weight landing."

Good point, Jetmatt.

Sorry, I am not able to quote your comment in the new system the way we could before!

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by gdg9
Thu Oct 27, 2016 1:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UPS ordering 14 B747-8F and 14 options
Replies: 142
Views: 24948

Re: UPS ordering 14 B747-8F and 14 options

http://boeing.mediaroom.com/index.php?s ... tem=129795
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http://boeing.mediaroom.com/index.php?s ... tem=129795

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by gdg9
Thu Oct 27, 2016 12:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: VX762 diverts to DFW
Replies: 17
Views: 3243

VX762 diverts to DFW

Good Morning - VX762 DAL-LGA just diverted and landed here at DFW... took off from DAL around 650 and landed here at DFW 715am... any reason why? Seems odd it would divert here rather than back at DAL 8 miles away but perhaps circumstances warranted it. Aircraft is N528VA.

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by gdg9
Wed Oct 26, 2016 5:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Idea how BA can serve San Antonio: Shuttle bus from SA to Austin
Replies: 21
Views: 2824

Re: Idea how BA can serve San Antonio: Shuttle bus from SA to Austin

Hadn't realized EVA was running a bus service from DFW area to IAH. Interesting.

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by gdg9
Tue Oct 11, 2016 4:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Etihad go daily B777 to Dallas.
Replies: 8
Views: 2164

Re: Etihad go daily B777 to Dallas.

EK showing A380 on the schedule from the end of March....

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by gdg9
Mon Oct 03, 2016 7:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DFW Foreign Carrier Estimated August 2016 Loads
Replies: 3
Views: 846

DFW Foreign Carrier Estimated August 2016 Loads

Here are the monthly estimates for the foreign carriers at DFW for August 2016. Nothing too earth shattering here. Cayman was abysmal but they only had four flights, so what can you say. http://bit.ly/2dEVF1o Anyway, enjoy. Also, I hope you will visit the newly redesigned home page of the site - sho...

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by gdg9
Fri Sep 30, 2016 2:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA DFW-HNL upgrade!
Replies: 11
Views: 4633

Re: AA DFW-HNL upgrade!

AA123 DFW-HNL and AA8 HNL to DFW. Dec 23-Feb 15.

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by gdg9
Mon Sep 19, 2016 3:49 pm
Forum: Aviation Hobby
Topic: Spotters Logbook app-site?
Replies: 6
Views: 2669

Re: Spotters Logbook app-site?

Well I tried a few so far, just entered a couple of logs, and I have to say Planelogger seems pretty easy to use by far. Still playing with it... Forgive me if I'm missing it on the site - is there an annual or monthly cost, particularly for so many entries? I have the .csv file provided by the 'oth...

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by gdg9
Sun Sep 18, 2016 1:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Canada new livery?
Replies: 206
Views: 68225

Re: Air Canada new livery?

Bring back the red cheatlines from the 80s!

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by gdg9
Fri Sep 16, 2016 3:56 pm
Forum: Aviation Hobby
Topic: Spotters Logbook app-site?
Replies: 6
Views: 2669

Spotters Logbook app-site?

Hello - The 'other' main aviation photo site has run a Spotters Logbook feature for many years where you can enter the aircraft you saw into a nice sortable database. I'm afraid this is being shut down in a few weeks, so me and my nearly 65,000 and counting logs and left looking for a home. Does any...

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by gdg9
Mon Sep 12, 2016 4:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: How many retired AA MD-80s have been scrapped
Replies: 4
Views: 2137

Re: How many retired AA MD-80s have been scrapped

Good question! I think one or two maybe have been made into freighters and maybe a few have been taken up by other operators, but I think the majority will indeed be scrapped.

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by gdg9
Fri Sep 09, 2016 2:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DFW Tweaking Incentives to Lure More Intl Flights
Replies: 66
Views: 7518

Re: DFW Tweaking Incentives to Lure More Intl Flights

Strange that some people seem to think airports offering incentives, sweeteners etc for airlines to start, sustain routes at the onset is odd. Happens all the time. In 2014 ATL was offering a few million in incentives to get new intl routes started. We now know that AA will operate daily seasonal se...

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by gdg9
Wed Sep 07, 2016 7:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Canada Announces YVR-DFW
Replies: 34
Views: 5837

Re: Air Canada Announces YVR-DFW

I doubt they think they are "taking over" a hub by adding one daily flight to a second destination from DFW.

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by gdg9
Tue Sep 06, 2016 4:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DFW Foreign Carrier Estimated July 2016 Loads
Replies: 0
Views: 279

DFW Foreign Carrier Estimated July 2016 Loads

Here are the estimated load factors for the foreign carriers at DFW for July 2016. I've used the 354 seat count for Emirates and 239 for Etihad. We now have all the ME3 at over 90%, and Interjet and Volaris have both done well for the month to Mexico. BA and LH also in the 90s in the peak season. Th...

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by gdg9
Mon Sep 05, 2016 7:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Clinton Campaign 737
Replies: 4
Views: 2118

Re: Clinton Campaign 737

It is N881XA, a Xtra Airways 737-86J that was indeed with Air Berlin as D-ABEE from 2002-2012.

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by gdg9
Sun Sep 04, 2016 2:27 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: CBSA pre-clearance @ US airports
Replies: 10
Views: 2492

Re: CBSA pre-clearance @ US airports

Not going to happen, unless there is a further accord between the United States and Canada to have a North American Pre-clearance. . If the Canadian government wanted to build a CBSA Pre-Clearance station now in the US, they could do it under the current agreement. No need for any further accords. ...

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by gdg9
Thu Sep 01, 2016 1:36 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DFW Tweaking Incentives to Lure More Intl Flights
Replies: 66
Views: 7518

Re: DFW Tweaking Incentives to Lure More Intl Flights

If nothing else, maybe this will stop the hemorrhaging. KLM gone, Air Berlin never started, and Emirates pulling the A380 were not expected in a community creating as many jobs as Dallas and Fort Worth have. Let's tap the brakes a bit here. Yes KLM left and Air Berlin scrapped their launch. EK simp...

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by gdg9
Sat Aug 20, 2016 9:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Current Status Of AA MD-80s
Replies: 105
Views: 25202

Re: Current Status Of AA MD-80s

Can anyone recall a day when an airline that wasn't going bankrupt or our of business retired 20 frames, or any such large number, in a single day? This may be a commercial aviation record?

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by gdg9
Sat Aug 20, 2016 2:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Current Status Of AA MD-80s
Replies: 105
Views: 25202

Re: Current Status Of AA MD-80s

I'd love to see AA and DFW get together and have a retired Super 80 parked on static display at DFW Founders Plaza. One of the really old S80s that isn't going to fly again - donate it and set it up there as a nice little viewing area. Plenty of room. Supposedly about 20 S80s will be retired on Tues...

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by gdg9
Thu Aug 11, 2016 1:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Future DFW Airlines and Destinations
Replies: 61
Views: 5728

Re: Future DFW Airlines and Destinations

Sorry, the new format doesn't allow me to quote an earlier response... "Any specifics on the renovation plans for the high C gates? Will they build a proper structure, or just cosmetic interior improvements?" Judging by this document - https://www.dfwairport.com/cs/groups/we ... 530206.pdf...

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