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by Sooner787
Fri Oct 20, 2017 6:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: QR sending A350-900 to DFW starting Oct 1
Replies: 10
Views: 2604

Re: QR sending A350-900 to DFW starting Oct 1

zeke wrote:
Sooner787 wrote:
Did QR buy the ULR versions of the 359's?


Think they are standard A359s which have a fair bit more range than a 77W


Well, quite a treat seeing the QR 359's at DFW , even if only for a month.

Makes me wonder if EY plans at some point to fly their B789's to DFW?

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by Sooner787
Fri Oct 20, 2017 4:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Berlin plane grounded at KEF for unpaid airport charges
Replies: 56
Views: 7333

Re: Air Berlin plane grounded at KEF for unpaid airport charges

So, if the leasing company turn up with a crew and claim their property what would happen? I remember watching a TV show about Nick Popovich and his repo company and IIRC , when they came to repo a plane, they would pay whatever fees the local airport or FBO were owed to buy their cooperation in co...

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by Sooner787
Tue Oct 17, 2017 3:44 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Update on AA MD-80 Retirement
Replies: 28
Views: 6659

Re: Update on AA MD-80 Retirement

I'll enjoy seeing the S80's around a little longer so we can enjoy the clAAsic livery just a little bit longer

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by Sooner787
Mon Oct 16, 2017 1:12 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 787 Production/Delivery Thread - Part 43
Replies: 2163
Views: 290487

Re: 787 Production/Delivery Thread - Part 43

First 787-10 in Singapore Airlines livery has rolled out of paint, 9V-SCB https://pbs.twimg.com/media/DL-j-3RU8AA4-N5.jpg https://pbs.twimg.com/media/DL-kA-6UMAAh-NG.jpg https://pbs.twimg.com/media/DL-kC67UQAAwtui.jpg https://pbs.twimg.com/media/DL-kEW5VwAAczRF.jpg https://twitter.com/BoeingAirplan...

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by Sooner787
Mon Oct 09, 2017 8:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 747-400 Passenger Fleet Tracking/Retirements Thread
Replies: 102
Views: 17636

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

Amazing thread, thanks for the effort compiling all that info.

Still a treat to see the daily BA 744 here at DFW.
Hope they keep her on this route as long as possible

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by Sooner787
Sat Oct 07, 2017 5:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New AA painted aircraft - 2017
Replies: 394
Views: 75390

Re: New AA painted aircraft - 2017

A plane to avoid when flying AA. 30' pitch in Y, 172 pax vs 160 in the 737-800, and no IFE. Not much of an upgrade for the people riding in one of these. People just need to realize that seat back IFE is going away. There is zero financial incentive to lug all that extra weight around when people c...

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by Sooner787
Fri Oct 06, 2017 8:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: U.S. Dept of Commerce backs Boeing in dispute with Bombardier
Replies: 1107
Views: 43619

Re: U.S. Dept of Commerce backs Boeing in dispute with Bombardier

Let's see how Boeing reacts when Canada dumps tariffs on all the Boeing airliners Air Canada and WestJet have ordered, as well as the Super Hornets the Canadian Air Force were considering. The Canadians could also ratchet things by requiring visas for American passport holders. Congrats Boeing, you ...

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by Sooner787
Wed Oct 04, 2017 7:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 787 Production/Delivery Thread - Part 43
Replies: 2163
Views: 290487

Re: 787 Production/Delivery Thread - Part 43

Can't wait to see that bird in full SQ colors

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by Sooner787
Tue Oct 03, 2017 4:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 787 Production/Delivery Thread - Part 43
Replies: 2163
Views: 290487

Re: 787 Production/Delivery Thread - Part 43

Do they have a paint hangar up and runnin at CHS?

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by Sooner787
Tue Oct 03, 2017 2:02 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: QR sending A350-900 to DFW starting Oct 1
Replies: 10
Views: 2604

Re: QR sending A350-900 to DFW starting Oct 1

TUSAA wrote:
I read where this is only for the month of October due to some 77Ws getting interior work done...Somebody may have better info?



If so I better get out to DFW with my camera while I can :)

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by Sooner787
Tue Oct 03, 2017 1:35 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: QR sending A350-900 to DFW starting Oct 1
Replies: 10
Views: 2604

Re: QR sending A350-900 to DFW starting Oct 1

Saw this beauty land at DFW today and was shocked. Did QR buy the ULR versions of the 359's?

I wonder if this is just for the winter season, since I thought QR had good load factors on their B77W's
on their DFW flights?

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by Sooner787
Mon Oct 02, 2017 7:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA calls PHL the "Crown Jewel"
Replies: 116
Views: 18242

Re: AA calls PHL the "Crown Jewel"

I flew into PHL for the first time last May and found it to be very use friendly.
Is AA can avoid the gridlock of the NYC area airports to launch their Euro flights,
that's a big plus for them

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by Sooner787
Mon Oct 02, 2017 6:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737 MAX Production Thread - Part 1
Replies: 665
Views: 179115

Re: Boeing 737 MAX Production Thread - Part 1

So when will we see the tipping point ...ie.....when will Boeing start delivering more Max's
than classics? I'm figuring couple more years?

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by Sooner787
Wed Sep 27, 2017 4:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta: C-Series What's Next
Replies: 246
Views: 29351

Re: Delta: C-Series What's Next

If Boeing thinks allowing the C Series to succeed on it's own and deal with
an independent Bombardier is scary, how about injuring BBD to the point
they sell out to Airbus and the Euros take over the C Series line?

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by Sooner787
Wed Sep 27, 2017 3:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta: C-Series What's Next
Replies: 246
Views: 29351

Re: Delta: C-Series What's Next

I'm sure Delta's legal department will come up with a way to perhaps transfer
the order to VS , then lease the frames from them or some other clever idea.
to get around the tariff's

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by Sooner787
Wed Sep 27, 2017 3:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL A350 visits DEN
Replies: 36
Views: 7658

Re: DL A350 visits DEN

Does DL have any A350-1000's on order?

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by Sooner787
Wed Sep 27, 2017 3:13 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Hurricane relief flights?
Replies: 3
Views: 687

Re: Hurricane relief flights?

https://www.samaritanspurse.org/article ... f-efforts/

I think they have a DC-8 thet flies supplies in,
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I know Samaritan's Purse, Frankin Graham's orginazation is in PR

https://www.samaritanspurse.org/article ... f-efforts/

I think they have a DC-8 thet flies supplies in,

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by Sooner787
Wed Sep 27, 2017 1:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA accelerates 747-400 retirement
Replies: 318
Views: 65054

Re: Can anyone tell me which are the remaining UA/DL B747-400 flights? Any official retirement dates?

Wonder if UA and DL might keep a few 744's active for the college bowl season ? Some of the larger colleges can easily fill 744's with fans or the teams themselves Delta is flying the 744 to TPA*, LAX, SEA, EWR, CLT, DFW, BUF, and FLL in this order. If you live in these cities, keep an eye on Delta...

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by Sooner787
Wed Sep 27, 2017 1:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: U.S. Dept of Commerce backs Boeing in dispute with Bombardier
Replies: 1107
Views: 43619

Re: Boeing targets Bombardier for “price dumping” CSeries

Boeing may win this battle but lose the war. If this tariff sticks, I doubt
Delta will ever buy another Boeing jet for a long time. Short term,
they can kiss any MAX sale to Delta goodbye :(

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by Sooner787
Tue Sep 26, 2017 8:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737 MAX Production Thread - Part 1
Replies: 665
Views: 179115

Re: Boeing 737 MAX Production Thread - Part 1

ikolkyo wrote:
AA is expected to take their first 737 MAX this Thursday 9/28,



Don't they normally fly newly delivered 737's to the TUL MX base?

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by Sooner787
Mon Sep 25, 2017 5:16 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Official Boeing 747-8 AF1 Renderings
Replies: 30
Views: 4317

Re: Official Boeing 747-8 AF1 Renderings

Man I was hoping they would go with a new livery. The AF1 paint is one of the most boring 747 paints out there. But I guess it's easier to maintain with all those cheat lines. That livery was designed in part by Jackie Kennedy for the VC-137's so I doubt anyone would dare suggest revising the liver...

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by Sooner787
Mon Sep 25, 2017 3:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 787 Production/Delivery Thread - Part 43
Replies: 2163
Views: 290487

Re: 787 Production/Delivery Thread - Part 43

That no roo on the engine thing REALLY annoys me. I hope they will put them on their current fleet when they repaint like the a380. I bought a Gemini Jets 1:200 QF B789 2-3 months ago and thought they made a mistake on the model when I saw no 'Roos on the engine nacelles. Sadly, they were correct.

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by Sooner787
Wed Sep 20, 2017 5:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA 777-200ER replacement, A350 , 787-9 order potential
Replies: 252
Views: 31159

Re: AA 777-200ER replacement, A350 , 787-9 order potential

I'm sure AA could use a few A359ULR jets to open up new city pairs like MIA- JNB DFW / ORD - India , MIA-Tokyo DFW-TLV to name a few :) You do know that AA has already tried ORD - India with the 777-200ER, no real need for the A359ULR for this route. Okay, how about DFW - DEL ......... that would g...

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by Sooner787
Tue Sep 19, 2017 9:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: MEX Closed due to Earthquake
Replies: 24
Views: 5557

Re: MEX Closed due to Earthquake

I stand corrected, LH498 and KL685 are still enroute to MEX , still over the southern US.

If they don't divert to a US airport, what divert fields could handle 747's and their

passengers in Mexico proper.? Cancun perhaps?

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by Sooner787
Tue Sep 19, 2017 8:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: MEX Closed due to Earthquake
Replies: 24
Views: 5557

Re: MEX Closed due to Earthquake

LIkewise, LH498 has changed course and may also be heading to ATL

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by Sooner787
Tue Sep 19, 2017 8:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: MEX Closed due to Earthquake
Replies: 24
Views: 5557

Re: MEX Closed due to Earthquake

Looks like KLM 685 may be diverting to ATL, it's over North Carolina
right now

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by Sooner787
Tue Sep 19, 2017 7:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA 777-200ER replacement, A350 , 787-9 order potential
Replies: 252
Views: 31159

Re: AA 777-200ER replacement, A350 , 787-9 order potential

I'm sure AA could use a few A359ULR jets to open up new city pairs like MIA- JNB
DFW / ORD - India , MIA-Tokyo DFW-TLV to name a few :)

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by Sooner787
Tue Sep 19, 2017 3:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Official 747-8 Flight Tracking/Production Part 18
Replies: 2007
Views: 167772

Re: Official 747-8 Flight Tracking/Production Part 18

A fine livery on a fine aircraft (UPS on 748). I wonder whether UPS will add the additional title "Synchronizing the world of commerce", below "Worldwide Services", as on the rest of the fleet? Actually, UPS has modified their livery so only " Worldwide Services" appea...

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by Sooner787
Tue Sep 19, 2017 2:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 787 Production/Delivery Thread - Part 43
Replies: 2163
Views: 290487

Re: 787 Production/Delivery Thread - Part 43

Any word on QF's first 789? Seems like it's been in paint for couple weeks now?

I figure QANTAS might make a media show out of the rollout

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by Sooner787
Tue Sep 19, 2017 2:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: British Airways coming to MCI?
Replies: 42
Views: 6490

Re: British Airways coming to KCI?

With all the tech companies there, wouldn't surprised me if they launched a route with a 788

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by Sooner787
Mon Sep 18, 2017 9:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Korean Air axes Houston
Replies: 53
Views: 10745

Re: Korean Air axes Houston

I wonder how KE is doing on their DFW-ICN flight now that AA is competing
on that route with brand new 789's ?

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by Sooner787
Mon Sep 18, 2017 5:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737 MAX Production Thread - Part 1
Replies: 665
Views: 179115

Re: Boeing 737 MAX Production Thread - Part 1

Interesting the engine nacelles are white? Are they actually white or do they just appear that way because they have the parking stand floodlights shining directly on them? They appear to be similar to the illuminated part of the fuselage. I stand corrected, afterseeing that airborne show of AA's M...

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by Sooner787
Mon Sep 18, 2017 5:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: EK A388 go around from 400ft AGL 8 nm before runway in Moscow
Replies: 116
Views: 24464

Re: EK A388 go around from 400ft AGL 8 nm before runway in Moscow

JetBuddy wrote:
Looks like two go-arounds after one another.. is there a possibility this could be blamed on something other than the crew?


Suppose it's possible, or a fatigued crew .

I'm sure the black boxes will tell the story

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by Sooner787
Mon Sep 18, 2017 2:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737 MAX Production Thread - Part 1
Replies: 665
Views: 179115

Re: Boeing 737 MAX Production Thread - Part 1

It appears that Southwest may have its first commercial Boeing 737 MAX 8 flight tomorrow, September 18, 2017, ahead of schedule. The routing is currently showing WN47 DAL-HOU, WN47 HOU-SAT, WN636 SAT-DAL. (Registration N8705Q) https://preview.ibb.co/iGdctk/WN_MAX.png https://preview.ibb.co/nzcFeQ/W...

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by Sooner787
Thu Sep 14, 2017 8:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA 777-200ER replacement, A350 , 787-9 order potential
Replies: 252
Views: 31159

Re: AA 777-200ER replacement, A350 , 787-9 order potential

Great analysis. It makes sense that AA would ultimately rationalize their long haul fleet around the 787, A330, and 777. I cannot image any mission or market contingency those 3 aircraft could not cover when you look at AA's international route network. Why introduce another plane type that is not ...

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by Sooner787
Thu Sep 14, 2017 4:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA accelerates 747-400 retirement
Replies: 318
Views: 65054

Re: Can anyone tell me which are the remaining UA/DL B747-400 flights? Any official retirement dates?

Wonder if UA and DL might keep a few 744's active for the college bowl season ?

Some of the larger colleges can easily fill 744's with fans or the teams themselves

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by Sooner787
Thu Sep 14, 2017 3:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Icelandair Announces DFW
Replies: 90
Views: 9166

Re: Icelandair Announces DFW

Looks like summer 2018 will be a great time to get a great fare to KEF and/or Europe.
from DFW. Nice to have alternatives to AA to Europe :)

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by Sooner787
Wed Sep 13, 2017 6:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: CX firms up A321neo order, rejigs A350 order book
Replies: 26
Views: 7546

Re: CX firms up A321neo order, rejigs A350 order book

So actually more -900 order may mean CX is looking at more secondary destination opportunities. This is what I was thinking; the 359 has longer legs than the 359; there's no reduction in the numbers being ordered, just a greater emphasis on the longer range model. As to the A350-1000, does that mea...

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by Sooner787
Wed Sep 13, 2017 4:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA 777-200ER replacement, A350 , 787-9 order potential
Replies: 252
Views: 31159

Re: AA 777-200ER replacement, A350 , 787-9 order potential

I'm sure AA could swap those 359 orders for more A321Neo's if they wanted.
AA has like 75 - 80 B738's delivered in 2000 that additional NEO's could replace.

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by Sooner787
Wed Sep 13, 2017 3:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737 MAX Production Thread - Part 1
Replies: 665
Views: 179115

Re: Boeing 737 MAX Production Thread - Part 1

Interesting the engine nacelles are white?

AA's other jets sport the same silver -ish color as the fuselages
on their engine nacelles

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by Sooner787
Wed Sep 13, 2017 3:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 787 Production/Delivery Thread - Part 43
Replies: 2163
Views: 290487

Re: 787 Production/Delivery Thread - Part 43

Any word on when QF's first 789 will emerge in full colors?

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by Sooner787
Wed Sep 13, 2017 3:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737 MAX Production Thread - Part 1
Replies: 665
Views: 179115

Re: Boeing 737 MAX Production Thread - Part 1

https://twitter.com/FlyingHighRyan/stat ... 1892780034



Hmmmm.... no red winglet tips.

Perhaps AA will do that themselves when the plane is delivered to Tulsa?
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KarelXWB wrote:



Hmmmm.... no red winglet tips.

Perhaps AA will do that themselves when the plane is delivered to Tulsa?

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by Sooner787
Mon Sep 11, 2017 5:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: May we Never Forget.
Replies: 8
Views: 2458

Re: May we Never Forget.

I lived very close to DFW Airport back then and I still remember how strange it
was not to hear jet noise for those 2-3 days,

Never forget :(

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by Sooner787
Fri Sep 08, 2017 5:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 787-10 and United Airlines
Replies: 51
Views: 7893

Re: 787-10 and United Airlines

727200 wrote:
It escapes me for the moment, but did AA order any 787-10s or is UA the only US carrier to get them?



United is only US carrier with firm 78J orders, but AA has 58 787 options, so chances are AA ends up with some,
especially when the time comes to replace their 77E's in the 2020's

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by Sooner787
Fri Sep 08, 2017 3:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 787 Production/Delivery Thread - Part 43
Replies: 2163
Views: 290487

Re: 787 Production/Delivery Thread - Part 43

https://twitter.com/jonostrower/status/ ... 0983889920


Safe to assume the USAF is bugging out the C-17's based at CHS as well.
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qf789 wrote:
Due to Hurricane Irma Boeing will suspend operations at Charleston from 1st shift Saturday. Any aircraft that can fly is leaving, the rest will go inside the factory

https://twitter.com/jonostrower/status/ ... 0983889920


Safe to assume the USAF is bugging out the C-17's based at CHS as well.

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by Sooner787
Thu Sep 07, 2017 1:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA announces IAH-SYD, starting Jan 18, 2018
Replies: 155
Views: 24956

Re: UA announces IAH-SYD, starting Jan 18, 2018

downdata wrote:
Would have thought QF would launch this route first with their 789s...



Our DFW based QANTAS sales rep has said that once QF has enough 789's on property,
they will replace their 380's with 789's on their DFW flights

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by Sooner787
Mon Aug 21, 2017 8:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New AA painted aircraft - 2017
Replies: 394
Views: 75390

Re: New AA painted aircraft - 2017

FSDan wrote:
Slightly off topic for this thread, but have any A330-300 retirement timelines been announced yet?


I think they all go bye bye in 2018

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by Sooner787
Fri Aug 18, 2017 9:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta CEO / Upcoming NB order comments...
Replies: 161
Views: 25539

Re: Delta CEO / Upcoming NB order comments...

No way Boeing wins this order as long as their DL/ BBD C series complaint
is still active.

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by Sooner787
Thu Aug 17, 2017 5:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SFO - Domestic Dep From Intl' Terminal?
Replies: 25
Views: 2342

Re: SFO - Domestic Dep From Intl' Terminal?

I departed on a SFO- DFW flight from G93 IIRC . Kinda funny looking out my window of an A319
and see B744's on either side of us.

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by Sooner787
Thu Aug 17, 2017 3:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DFW E Satellite Terminal - What happens now?
Replies: 51
Views: 7210

Re: DFW E Satellite Terminal - What happens now?

I just hope AA use the satellite and add another lounge there. That will bring 13?14? gates in E, large enough to justifies a lounge. I'd prefer AA keep gates in the main terminal and build a lounge there if they were to do it. You could move all of Spirit, Frontier, etc out to the satellite, makin...

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