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by Sooner787
Sun Mar 12, 2017 5:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA MIA-DFW lots of widebodies
Replies: 13
Views: 2517

Re: AA MIA-DFW lots of widebodies

I'm sure Spring break has something to do with it :)

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by Sooner787
Thu Mar 02, 2017 1:49 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What is going on at DFW 3/1/2017?
Replies: 4
Views: 830

Re: What is going on at DFW 3/1/2017?

In the case of ICN, looks like a negative turn due to likely MX on another 789 so they had to wait until one arrived from ICN. Relatively minor delays on NRT, likely nothing major or anything indicating dispatch reliability problems. HKG likely is an MX issue. There are bad days in any operation. A...

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by Sooner787
Thu Feb 23, 2017 2:20 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BLOOMBERG: Buffet May Acquire Entire Airline
Replies: 39
Views: 10392

Re: BLOOMBERG: Buffet May Acquire Entire Airline

Mr. Buffett might want to have lunch with Mr. Crandall before such a move :)

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by Sooner787
Mon Jan 30, 2017 3:37 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL Domestic Groundstop + Subs
Replies: 108
Views: 14088

Re: DL Domestic Groundstop + Subs

jco613 wrote:
Did the Southwest IT guys get into the DL system again?


Perhaps the DL IT dept was experimenting with Windows 10 LOL

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by Sooner787
Sun Jan 29, 2017 2:47 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Possible 300 light attack fighters for USAF?
Replies: 43
Views: 5399

Re: Possible 300 light attack fighters for USAF?

Time to dust off those A-4 blueprints :)

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by Sooner787
Sun Jan 29, 2017 2:27 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 1st 757 and 767
Replies: 44
Views: 6372

Re: 1st 757 and 767

tomaheath wrote:
What is the 787 that's at the museum of flight?


That would be line # 3. They have a nice display set up inside the cabin.

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by Sooner787
Fri Jan 27, 2017 3:15 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New AA painted aircraft - 2017
Replies: 63
Views: 7735

Re: New AA Painted Aircraft - Part 13

Qantas59 wrote:
It appears as if AA will be one of a very few airlines that will operate both the 787 and A350. Qatar does as well.


As of now, it also appears UA will also operate 787's and A350's

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by Sooner787
Thu Jan 26, 2017 1:44 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WN livery repaints
Replies: 93
Views: 17748

Re: WN livery repaints

Any guidance of when WN will take delivery of their 1st MAX ?

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by Sooner787
Sun Jan 22, 2017 11:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DFW 2020 Plan
Replies: 12
Views: 2707

Re: DFW 2020 PLAN

N659AA wrote:
stevend08 wrote:
KTPAFlyer wrote:
Any news about Terminal F?


With A done and Band E in their last phase, I think they may have other plans for C...


If B is in the final phase, are they not going to rebuild the garage?


IIRC, I think they decided the amount of traffic into B didn't justify the expense
of rebuilding the garages

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by Sooner787
Thu Jan 19, 2017 3:19 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Could AA order 779 anytime soon?
Replies: 58
Views: 8059

Re: Could AA order 779 anytime soon?

Stitch wrote:
I don't see AA, UA or DL as a customer for the 777-9 anytime soon (as in the next decade).


I agree, AA didn't take their first 77E until they had been in service for 5 years,
if AA were to order either the 777X or A35J , it would be 8-10 years from now

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by Sooner787
Wed Jan 18, 2017 3:19 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA A350's
Replies: 194
Views: 28572

Re: UA A350's

theSFOspotter wrote:
Saw on facebook from a UA 777 pilot that it's going to be canceled A350s, ordering more 77W including the 77X and ordering the A321neoLR


Well, if UA were to order A321neoLR's , it would make sense to convert UA's

739Max's to 738Maxes , much like AA is doing

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by Sooner787
Tue Jan 17, 2017 2:48 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Outgoing Pentagon DOT&E Director Casts Gloomy Light on Progress of F-35 Program
Replies: 17
Views: 1879

Re: Outgoing Pentagon DOT&E Director Casts Gloomy Light on Progress of F-35 Program

Appears the Navy is playing it smart by shooting for IOC in 2019.
Hopefully more bugs will have been ironed out.

I also can't help but think that now that the Israeli's have their
1st 35's on property, their expertise would come in handy in
ironing out all these bugs

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by Sooner787
Sun Jan 15, 2017 7:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alaska Has Started Integrating Virgin America
Replies: 30
Views: 7869

Re: Alaska Has Started Integrating Virgin America

Any word on whether AS/VX will keep the 2 gates at DAL?

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by Sooner787
Sat Jan 14, 2017 1:37 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Planes that will be missed and those not
Replies: 68
Views: 6186

Re: Planes that will be missed and those not

I miss my favorite airliner , the Boeing 727-200 .
I grew up flying Braniff 722's all over the midwest

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by Sooner787
Wed Jan 11, 2017 4:03 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing defines 737-10MAX
Replies: 540
Views: 75484

Re: Boeing defines 737-10MAX

Oh please.... the 900/900ER/900MAX are all you can get from this frame that should have stopped @ 800 I know the 900ER is a runway hog but isn't it quite popular with airlines? I mean, especially if airlines already have type rated crews, then it seems to be working for them quite well. I think it'...

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by Sooner787
Wed Jan 11, 2017 2:05 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Next UA 77W Destination?
Replies: 8
Views: 1872

Re: Next UA 77W Destination?

I thought they idea was for the new 77W's to replace UA's 744 on a one for one basis?

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by Sooner787
Tue Jan 10, 2017 3:02 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DFW Foreign Carrier Estimated Load Factors, November 016
Replies: 4
Views: 974

Re: DFW Foreign Carrier Estimated Load Factors, November 016

I just want to know when ETIHAD will fly a 77L into DFW that sports
their new livery? I'm not getting any younger :)

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by Sooner787
Sun Jan 08, 2017 3:14 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Second hand Dreamliners...
Replies: 63
Views: 14344

Re: Second hand Dreamliners...

I was randomly thinking today that the Dreamliner had been in operational service for almost 6 years now. That being said some of those frames I'm assuming will be coming up for lease renewal within a few years. I guess my question is how will the 787 do on the secondhand market? Could that possibl...

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by Sooner787
Sun Jan 01, 2017 6:14 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: 2017 Predictions
Replies: 27
Views: 2762

Re: 2017 Predictions

Emirates and Etihad announce merger :)

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by Sooner787
Sat Dec 31, 2016 5:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AAL126 HKG-DFW, why so delayed?
Replies: 11
Views: 3872

Re: AAL126 HKG-DFW, why so delayed?

IIRC, Since AA launched the LAX-HKG flights,they're using the same jet on a DFW-HKG-LAX-HKG-DFW rotation. Wouldn't take many short delays on a routing like that to snowball , causing extreme delays on the last leg from HKG-DFW. If that frame goes tech in the middle of the trip, not sure how they han...

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by Sooner787
Fri Dec 30, 2016 8:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Virgin Atlantic business model working?
Replies: 19
Views: 2593

Re: Virgin Atlantic business model working

Flew VS roundtrip from DTW to LHR last year in Upper Class
and those were the most enjoyable flights I've ever experienced.
And the cabin crew were far and away the friendliest I've ever encountered.

Just wish VS flew to DFW :)

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by Sooner787
Thu Dec 29, 2016 3:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Carrie Fisher suffers cardiac arrest on LHR-LAX
Replies: 69
Views: 18874

Re: Carrie Fisher suffers cardiac arrest on LHR-LAX

Best summary I can come up with for 2016;

"...it was the best of times, it was the worst of times.."

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by Sooner787
Thu Dec 29, 2016 3:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA refurbished A321s
Replies: 30
Views: 6953

Re: AA refurbished A321s

ty97 wrote:
No plans for IFE/power/MCE have been announced for the pmUS 321 fleet.



Makes you wonder if AA will replace the pmUS A321's with the new A321neo's coming on property soon?

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by Sooner787
Tue Dec 27, 2016 10:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta confirm they are not taking the 787
Replies: 251
Views: 38082

Re: Delta confirm they are not taking the 787

Indeed no surprise at all, and long expected. This will serve as yet another point of departure between the strategy of Delta and its two largest U.S. rivals. It will be interesting to see how it plays out and how, if at all, this affects Delta's network going forward - particularly across the Paci...

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by Sooner787
Tue Dec 27, 2016 9:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta confirm they are not taking the 787
Replies: 251
Views: 38082

Re: Delta confirm they are not taking the 787

Can't say I'm surprised, The way DL is loading up on Airbus widebodies ,
makes me wonder if DL will ever order another Boeing widebody?

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by Sooner787
Tue Dec 27, 2016 6:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Carrie Fisher suffers cardiac arrest on LHR-LAX
Replies: 69
Views: 18874

Re: Carrie Fisher suffers cardiac arrest on LHR-LAX

Saw Rogue One yesterday and the Leia cameo at the end of the movie
is even more poignant now.

Prayers to all her family, friends and many fans :(

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by Sooner787
Tue Dec 27, 2016 4:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A330 NEO Production And Delivery Thread Part 1
Replies: 272
Views: 59929

Re: A330 NEO Production And Delivery Thread Part 1

Francoflier wrote:
The racoon mask just irks me. There's absolutely no point to it, other than a stupid marketing gimmick. And it looks even worse than on the A350... I hope the airlines don't keep it.



I'm surprised they didn't do the racoon eye treatment on
the new A32x NEO family as well

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by Sooner787
Fri Dec 23, 2016 9:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A330 NEO Production And Delivery Thread Part 1
Replies: 272
Views: 59929

Re: A330 NEO Production And Delivery Thread Part 1

SteinarN wrote:
journeyperson wrote:

It looks a bit bad tempered from that angle. Maybe not happy about having to wait for its engines.


It definitely looks angry, very angry.


All she needs now are shark teeth below the nose cone LOL

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by Sooner787
Fri Dec 23, 2016 4:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DFW-HNL AA 772 starts today!
Replies: 29
Views: 6502

Re: DFW-HNL AA 772 starts today!

I trust the weather is nicer in HNL than DFW today....

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by Sooner787
Wed Dec 21, 2016 8:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AS Adds SFO-MCO/MSP/SNA, Seems Committed to DCA/LGA
Replies: 114
Views: 11684

Re: AS Adds SFO-MCO/MSP/SNA, Seems Committed to DCA/LGA

FWIW....friend of mine spoke to an AS employee last week on her flight
from LAS to SEA and he said AS plans on keeping VX's ops at DAL
and AS's single gate at DFW as well.

Not really sure how that'll work but we'll find out soon enough

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by Sooner787
Wed Dec 21, 2016 6:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Pan Am 747 Cabin Replica from the 1970's
Replies: 1
Views: 773

Pan Am 747 Cabin Replica from the 1970's

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TfbKvfhPwgI
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Stumbled across this on youtube, this guy have to be an A.nutter :)

enjoy......

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

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by Sooner787
Wed Dec 21, 2016 4:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: HA A321neo Delivery Delays
Replies: 6
Views: 1901

Re: HA A321neo Delivery Delays

I think P&W is still playing catch up on it's engine deliveries.

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by Sooner787
Wed Dec 21, 2016 2:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Official 747-8 Flight Tracking/Production Part 18
Replies: 1696
Views: 76520

Re: Official 747-8 Flight Tracking/Production Part 24

NG263 wrote:
Unfortunately the Iran Air order, which is firm now, does not include the 747-8. So the future of these two birds are even more uncertain now


Perhaps Boeing will offer Trump a discount for the 2 new Air Force 1 's by supplying these white tails?

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by Sooner787
Tue Dec 20, 2016 3:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: MH370: New Search Area Identified, High Probability Wreckage can be found
Replies: 7
Views: 3228

Re: MH370: New Search Area Identified, High Probability Wreckage can be found

The Malaysian government needs to step up to fund the new search for
the sake of the victims families.

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by Sooner787
Mon Dec 19, 2016 11:19 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Predictions/Rumors for 2017
Replies: 78
Views: 8506

Re: Predictions/Rumors for 2017

United finally decides to commission a new livery :)

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by Sooner787
Thu Dec 15, 2016 8:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: EASA, FAA Certify PW1100G Powered A321neo
Replies: 45
Views: 4873

Re: EASA, FAA Certify PW1100G Powered A321neo

. The killer application (LR option, seat capacity, comfort, noise, cargo capability) that has Boeing scrambling for a responds for a year now. http://aviationtribune.com/wp-content/uploads//2016/03/02-airbus-A321neo-airbus.jpg Boeing needs to focus on a new clean sheet narrow-body jet and quit was...

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by Sooner787
Thu Dec 15, 2016 3:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New AA Painted Aircraft Part 1
Replies: 2852
Views: 33317

Re: RE: New AA Painted Aircraft - Part 13

Excluding American Eagle, the mainline fleet was at 926 aircraft a week and a half ago. :shock: A quick wiki says 930 right now...compare to DL at 842 and UA at 724. Granted, DL will grow that # with the C-Series when it comes, but this just shows the size of the GorillAA :!: Take onto account that...

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by Sooner787
Wed Dec 14, 2016 6:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Are Virgin Atlantics A330's useless?
Replies: 70
Views: 19403

Re: Are Virgin Atlantics A330's useless?

I flew a VS A333 from DTW to LHR and back last year and the only complaint I had was 4 abreast Upper Class was too cramped for folks like me with broad shoulders. I've seen pics of their new 789's with 3 abreast Upper Class and I'm sure you have a lot more shoulder room. Other than that, that was fa...

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by Sooner787
Wed Dec 14, 2016 4:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SQ will start flying the A350 to IAH
Replies: 20
Views: 3420

Re: SQ will start flying the A350 to IAH

yellowtail wrote:
They have some great fares IAH-MAN. Looking forward to seeing it at IAH.


I should say so, picked out long weekend dates in Feb, $630.86 roundtrip! :)


1 SQ 51V 10FEB F IAHMAN SS1 650P 940A 11FEB J
2 SQ 52V 14FEB T MANIAH SS1 1010A 230P

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by Sooner787
Tue Dec 13, 2016 9:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Concorde- where are the now?
Replies: 15
Views: 2853

Re: Concorde- where are the now?

The Concorde at the Museum of Flight Boeing Field is in great shape and fortunately is now under cover
in the new Aviation Pavilion. It was really cool to go inside the cabin, but I was shocked at how
narrow the cabin was in person. :)

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by Sooner787
Tue Dec 13, 2016 8:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DOJ Approves AS/VX merger
Replies: 182
Views: 20214

Re: AS/VX Deal to close 12/14

In previous US airline mergers repainting planes into a common livery didn't wait for Single Operating Certificate, the "Operated By" stickers allowed paintshops to start work as soon as the merger took effect. The merged airline has to pay the Virgin Group a fee for the use of the Virgin...

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by Sooner787
Tue Dec 13, 2016 4:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DOJ Approves AS/VX merger
Replies: 182
Views: 20214

Re: AS/VX Deal to close 12/14

So when does the code-share and common FF programs begin? Dec 15th? I had heard code share was ready at launch. I expect 1/1 would be logical start. FF probably is a bit more complicated. I'd expect to see some aircraft swaps in the Mar-May timeframe loaded in the next 3 weeks. I think we will also...

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by Sooner787
Tue Dec 13, 2016 3:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qantas announces inaugural 787-9 international route, MEL-LAX
Replies: 27
Views: 4660

Re: Qantas announces inaugural 787-9 international route, MEL-LAX

If/when QF starts 789 flts between DFW and MEL, would it be safe to assume the A380 currently serving DFW-SYD gets downguaged to a 744ER or additional 789? It's not safe to assume anything at this stage, except that the 744ER cannot make DFW-SYD nonstop. You're right, I forgot QF8 stopped in Brisba...

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by Sooner787
Tue Dec 13, 2016 3:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qantas announces inaugural 787-9 international route, MEL-LAX
Replies: 27
Views: 4660

Re: Qantas announces inaugural 787-9 international route, MEL-LAX

If/when QF starts 789 flts between DFW and MEL,
would it be safe to assume the A380 currently serving
DFW-SYD gets downguaged to a 744ER or additional 789?

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by Sooner787
Fri Dec 09, 2016 9:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Lockheed constellation survivors:
Replies: 20
Views: 3807

Re: Lockheed constellation survivors:

Interesting story regarding the Trans Canada Connie on display at the Museum of Flight in Seattle. It's currently parked outside the main entrance, exposed to the elements. I asked a volunteer back during my visit in October when the Connie would be towed into the new Aviation Pavilion. He said the ...

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by Sooner787
Fri Dec 09, 2016 3:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DOJ Approves AS/VX merger
Replies: 182
Views: 20214

Re: DOJ Approves AS/VX merger

We have clients bummed about the prospect of VX service from DAL going away. Majority of these clients are AAdvantage Platinum / Exec Platinum but routinely grab the DAL-LGA or DCA flights because Love Field is a short drive from their homes and the VX service is amazing. Biggest challenge we have w...

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by Sooner787
Thu Dec 08, 2016 6:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: First Boeing 787-10 enters final assembly
Replies: 150
Views: 38824

Re: First Boeing 787-10 enters final assembly

http://boeing.mediaroom.com/2016-12-08- ... Dreamliner


Okay ladies and gentleman let's be careful drilling those holes to install the wings :)
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KarelXWB wrote:


Okay ladies and gentleman let's be careful drilling those holes to install the wings :)

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by Sooner787
Thu Dec 08, 2016 4:02 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: A Tweet from Trump about the new Air Force One: "Cancel order!"
Replies: 144
Views: 8691

Re: A Tweet from Trump about the new Air Force One: "Cancel order!"

I know the price is classified, but I'd love to know how much
the new presidential limos are costing? The "Beasts" are
custom made on heavy duty truck chassis'.

I'm betting you could buy a few off the shelf up armoured Mercedes S Class sedans
or Bentleys for the price of each Beast

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by Sooner787
Wed Dec 07, 2016 8:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA begins Scimitar installation on 752s
Replies: 69
Views: 21833

Re: UA begins Scimitar installation on 752s

How many 757's does UA have left in their fleet?

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