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by TripleA
Sat Jul 14, 2018 5:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA 757s in old livery
Replies: 32
Views: 5914

Re: AA 757s in old livery

I used to think the new livery looked terrible. Now I think it looks terrible. People kept saying it would grow on me. I'd just tell them that's what rashes and cancers do. I agree AA took an iconic, unique brand image and trashed it The new livery is stunningly bad, in fact it’s just trash While I...

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by TripleA
Thu Jul 12, 2018 6:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SWA 50th Anniversary jet?
Replies: 16
Views: 2022

Re: SWA 50th Anniversary jet?

Heck with the aircraft, bring back the Southwest Airlines AMC Gremlins that used to run around Dallas in the early years! Might have to look pretty hard to find one to restore that's not a pile of rust somewhere.... https://i.kinja-img.com/gawker-media/image/upload/bsjebtlqaa6tjmu8kefv.jpg The only...

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by TripleA
Mon Jul 09, 2018 2:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Phoenix Aviation Thread - 2018
Replies: 487
Views: 35673

Re: Phoenix Aviation Thread - 2018

I know this was discussed back in May, but looking at both google and hawaiianairlines.com it now shows HNL-PHX-HNL is now loaded as an A330! So it looks like outbound HA35 on January 1 will be a 767, but inbound HA36 on the same day will be an A330. Well this is better then the A321, but I was hop...

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by TripleA
Sun Jul 08, 2018 6:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What will replace the EMB145 / CRJ200 ?
Replies: 99
Views: 11162

Re: What will replace the EMB145 / CRJ200 ?

So what's going to replace the older CRJ700s eventually? The E175? Is the CRJ700 in production still?

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by TripleA
Fri Jul 06, 2018 3:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Phoenix Aviation Thread - 2018
Replies: 487
Views: 35673

Re: Phoenix Aviation Thread - 2018

In regards to the possible PRC service, here's an article in Prescott's paper about it from a couple days ago. Looks like it is UA with service to LAX and DEN. Article states service could start in August/September. https://www.dcourier.com/news/2018/jul/04/skywest-citys-top-choice-prescott-municipa...

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by TripleA
Sat Jun 30, 2018 3:34 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Phoenix Aviation Thread - 2018
Replies: 487
Views: 35673

Re: Phoenix Aviation Thread - 2018

MO11 wrote:
alasizon wrote:

I'm also hearing the Page has selected someone outside of EAS for their service.


Yes, Page has contracted with Contour Airlines to operate ERJ-135s to either PHX or LAS. DOT will reimburse the city under AEAS.


Wow. I never thought I'd see Page get regional jet service

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by TripleA
Sat Apr 28, 2018 6:42 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: What are some airport that don’t be have commercial air service but could?
Replies: 54
Views: 3832

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

Prescott, AZ. Lost service when Great Lakes ceased operations. They were in talks with maybe getting Boutique Air to start service to PHX and LAX but they recently abandoned those plans and have apparently received interest from other airlines wanting to operate larger planes. The article I read sai...

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by TripleA
Sat Apr 21, 2018 4:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Austin Texas Thread - 2018
Replies: 587
Views: 48752

Re: Austin Texas Thread - 2018

A SSP forumer posted these on the ABIA updates thread. Note:New Master plan is not complete yet, there was another planning meeting today. If anyone went please share any info. http://fs1.directupload.net/images/180421/yu7y9fg2.jpg http://fs1.directupload.net/images/180421/cn76oldg.jpg http://fs5.d...

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by TripleA
Tue Mar 27, 2018 2:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Great Lakes (ZK) suspends operations
Replies: 86
Views: 11482

Re: Great Lakes (ZK) suspends operations

Wow..didnt see that coming! Wonder who will take Great Lakes' extensive service from Phoenix to outer Arizona cities such as Prescott and Show Low, or if they too will be laid to rest alongside Great Lakes. Although not a major airline, Great Lakes was a presence for many years-decades actually, be...

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by TripleA
Mon Mar 26, 2018 11:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Great Lakes (ZK) suspends operations
Replies: 86
Views: 11482

Re: Great Lakes (ZK) suspends operations

I was up at Page, AZ on Friday and I watched one of their flights arrive and depart back to PHX. The inbound flight had 8 passengers, while the outbound had just 1 passenger. I had kept thinking about flying the PHX-PGA route just to experience the Beech 1900. Guess that won't happen now... Feel bad...

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by TripleA
Thu Mar 15, 2018 6:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Dog Dies in Overhead Bin on United Airlines Flight
Replies: 491
Views: 31475

Re: Dog Dies in Overhead Bin on United Airlines Flight

Quick question: have people always brought their pets aboard planes as frequently as they do now? Was this common in say the 80s and 90s? My questions are kind of off topic but I'm just curious if this has always been a thing.

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by TripleA
Wed Mar 14, 2018 9:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing produces 10,000th 737
Replies: 2
Views: 479

Re: Boeing produces 10,000th 737

WN should've painted it in a special livery

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by TripleA
Sat Mar 10, 2018 2:28 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA LHR-PHX Future
Replies: 53
Views: 9528

Re: BA LHR-PHX Future

ATLFlyer323 wrote:
What is it about PHX that makes it so cargo heavy for BA? Just curious...


Someone correct me if I'm wrong but I've heard it hauls a lot of produce back to the UK.

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by TripleA
Tue Feb 27, 2018 10:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Future of FLG Air Service
Replies: 20
Views: 1869

Re: Future of FLG Air Service

Going off my previous post, I will say that in the 18 years I've lived in Flag, commercial service into FLG has seen major improvement. It used to mostly be Beech 1900s and Dash-8s. Then it went all Dash-8 until 2012 when SkyWest replaced Mesa and brought in CRJ-200s. The 200s were replaced around N...

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by TripleA
Tue Feb 27, 2018 9:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Future of FLG Air Service
Replies: 20
Views: 1869

Re: Future of FLG Air Service

I think that the new LAX and DFW additions will pretty much be all Flagstaff can handle for the time being. And we'll have to see if even those are successful as they are both only going to operate on Saturdays to see if there is a market for them. I believe in 2017 FLG had about 72,000 passengers. ...

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by TripleA
Tue Feb 27, 2018 5:25 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Mesa Airlines Beech 1900 DFW Ops Question
Replies: 30
Views: 1853

Re: Mesa Airlines Beech 1900 DFW Ops Question

Sort of. Air Midwest was acquired by Mesa Air Group in 1991. It was operating as a US Airways Express carrier at Kansas City. By 2001 it had taken over all of the Beech 1900 flying that had been operated by Mesa. Ok, that makes since. I knew Air Midwest was a subsidiary of Mesa, but I didn't know t...

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by TripleA
Tue Feb 27, 2018 5:20 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Mesa Airlines Beech 1900 DFW Ops Question
Replies: 30
Views: 1853

Re: Mesa Airlines Beech 1900 DFW Ops Question

Remember when Mesa was a commuter airline HQ in New Mexico. It was independent for a long time before code showing with America West at PHX. Rio Airways had 1900 ops out of DFW in the 80s and 90s. http://imgproc.airliners.net/photos/airliners/0/1/3/2052310.jpg?v=v40 I've always thought the Beech 19...

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by TripleA
Tue Feb 27, 2018 2:45 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Mesa Airlines Beech 1900 DFW Ops Question
Replies: 30
Views: 1853

Re: Mesa Airlines Beech 1900 DFW Ops Question

So what exactly was the difference between Air Midwest flights and Mesa flights?

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by TripleA
Tue Feb 27, 2018 2:40 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Mesa Airlines Beech 1900 DFW Ops Question
Replies: 30
Views: 1853

Re: Mesa Airlines Beech 1900 DFW Ops Question

usxguy wrote:
DFW ops were independent ZV/YV flights but had interline with AA, TZ, US, HP, and YX during its lifespan.


Ah I see. Thanks for the info.

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by TripleA
Tue Feb 27, 2018 2:34 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Mesa Airlines Beech 1900 DFW Ops Question
Replies: 30
Views: 1853

Re: Mesa Airlines Beech 1900 DFW Ops Question

Hey thanks! So did Mesa code-share with anyone on these routes? If I recall correctly the ABQ flights were branded as just Mesa. Is that the same for the DFW ones? I'm not sure about the Mesa routes, but the Air Midwest routes were operated under US Airways Express colors, and some of the routes ou...

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by TripleA
Tue Feb 27, 2018 1:28 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Mesa Airlines Beech 1900 DFW Ops Question
Replies: 30
Views: 1853

Re: Mesa Airlines Beech 1900 DFW Ops Question

YVAMWB1900 wrote:
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YVAMWB1900 wrote:
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Hey thanks! So did Mesa code-share with anyone on these routes? If I recall correctly the ABQ flights were branded as just Mesa. Is that the same for the DFW ones?

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by TripleA
Mon Feb 26, 2018 11:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Mesa Airlines Beech 1900 DFW Ops Question
Replies: 30
Views: 1853

Re: Mesa Airlines Beech 1900 DFW Ops Question

It was all to NM under EAS ... sorry I don’t have the details. I think Clovis, Roswell, and Alamogordo. Before they moved HQ from FMN to PHX they were going to move to DFW. There was another airline flying Metros out of DFW at that time (or maybe they preceded YV). Lone Star Airlines. They flew to ...

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by TripleA
Mon Feb 26, 2018 11:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Mesa Airlines Beech 1900 DFW Ops Question
Replies: 30
Views: 1853

Mesa Airlines Beech 1900 DFW Ops Question

Hi everyone, I saw some pictures in the database of Mesa Airlines / Air Midwest Beech 1900s at DFW between 2000-2007 and it got me curious about the operations they had there. How long did this operation last? What cities were served? And was this a code-share for another carrier or a stand-alone op...

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by TripleA
Sat Jan 27, 2018 7:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Austin Texas Thread - 2018
Replies: 587
Views: 48752

Re: Austin Texas Thread - 2018

This expansion is too little, too late IMO. This should have been done several years ago. At the rate that city is growing, by the time it opens it'll be at or over capacity. Doesn't surprise me though, Austin has always been far behind at addressing issues relating to growth, just look at their fre...

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by TripleA
Fri Jan 05, 2018 6:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WN dual boarding at DAL?
Replies: 21
Views: 3344

Re: WN dual boarding at DAL?



Here's a photo of the dual bridge in AUS back in 2001. I remember using it once a long time ago.

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by TripleA
Fri Dec 01, 2017 3:26 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA 737 MAX 8 Inaugural
Replies: 74
Views: 13500

Re: AA 737 MAX 8 Inaugural

Just a little plastic thing hanging from the ceiling to separate First class from Coach? It looks futuristic, but also very cheap. You would think they would at least have a curtain separating the two cabins to give First a bit more privacy! Exactly. I noticed that as well. At least haven't made th...

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by TripleA
Wed Nov 29, 2017 3:41 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA Starting Seasonal LAX-FLG in May
Replies: 39
Views: 5133

Re: AA Starting Seasonal LAX-FLG in May

LAXdenizen wrote:
Just visited GoogleMaps as I had never been to or seen FLG before. The current aerial view is quite telling as to the popularity of FLG. I couldn't find even one aircraft, save for about 5 stored 152's.


That's because the airport was closed for runway repaving lol

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by TripleA
Wed Nov 29, 2017 12:31 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA Starting Seasonal LAX-FLG in May
Replies: 39
Views: 5133

Re: AA Starting Seasonal LAX-FLG in May

I am really surprised they would NOT be flying to FLG during the ski season. Great slopes that are uncrowded, like the BIG Colorado and Utah resorts. Certainly should support one CR a day. Should be an arrival from LAX at around 1130/1200, and a return at 1315/1400. Arrivals have a chance to "...

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by TripleA
Tue Nov 28, 2017 6:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA Starting Seasonal LAX-FLG in May
Replies: 39
Views: 5133

Re: AA Starting Seasonal LAX-FLG in May

I do believe this is deserving of a new thread. It has been discussed in the Arizona thread in the past how FLG likely would not receive any new routes because FLG struggled to attract new players due to its proximity to LAS and PHX. However I disagreed, especially considering the growth of the eco...

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by TripleA
Tue Nov 28, 2017 5:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA Starting Seasonal LAX-FLG in May
Replies: 39
Views: 5133

Re: AA Starting Seasonal LAX-FLG in May

Already mentioned in the OAG thread. It's one of several new seasonal weekend routes AA loaded Sunday, which also included DFW-AVL, DFW-ILM, DFW-MYR, ORD-MYR, LGA-TVC and LAX-BZN. From an operational standpoint, the schedule is interesting - with takeoff from FLG at the hottest time of the day. You...

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by TripleA
Tue Nov 28, 2017 8:55 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA Starting Seasonal LAX-FLG in May
Replies: 39
Views: 5133

AA Starting Seasonal LAX-FLG in May

I looked and didn't see anything about this yet on here It appears AA is going to start a new nonstop LAX-FLG-LAX flight on May 5. The flights are listed on AA's site, and they appear to be Saturday only. The LAX-FLG flight will depart LAX at 1:54p and arrive at FLG at 3:30p The FLG-LAX flight will ...

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by TripleA
Thu Nov 16, 2017 7:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Hypothetical: ORD without AA
Replies: 110
Views: 13245

Re: Hypothetical: ORD without AA

Quick question: how did the AA and UA hubs at ORD come about? Was it UA that had a hub there first or AA?

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by TripleA
Fri Nov 10, 2017 2:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Which US Airport Is Most Likely To Be Dehubbed?
Replies: 100
Views: 13682

Re: Which US Airport Is Most Likely To Be Dehubbed?

There's a lot of folks on here who seem to think (and have for a long time) that PHX will be dehubbed. So here's a few things to keep in mind about Phoenix: 1. It has a metro population of 4.5 million people 2. It's a fast-growing metro region, with an 11% growth rate since 2010 3. And, it's also i...

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by TripleA
Fri Nov 10, 2017 4:18 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Which US Airport Is Most Likely To Be Dehubbed?
Replies: 100
Views: 13682

Re: Which US Airport Is Most Likely To Be Dehubbed?

There's a lot of folks on here who seem to think (and have for a long time) that PHX will be dehubbed. So here's a few things to keep in mind about Phoenix: 1. It has a metro population of 4.5 million people 2. It's a fast-growing metro region, with an 11% growth rate since 2010 3. And, it's also im...

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by TripleA
Thu Nov 02, 2017 5:31 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Status of AA's MD-80s?
Replies: 23
Views: 3813

Re: Status of AA's MD-80s?

Almost all of the ones left are former TWA birds delivered in the late 90s, a lot from 1999. But there are few from the 80s still flying:
N70425 delivered in 1986
N424AA delivered in 1986
N426AA delivered in 1986
N501AA delivered in 1989

That's all I I got.

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by TripleA
Fri Oct 20, 2017 2:28 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SCK Looking to Rename to San Francisco - Stockton
Replies: 23
Views: 2675

Re: SCK Looking to Rename to San Francisco - Stockton

Wasn't there a brief period in the early 2000s when America West Express had flights from SCK to PHX? I don't think that service lasted too long though.

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by TripleA
Fri Oct 13, 2017 1:49 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest Finally Announces Intentions to Serve Hawaii
Replies: 452
Views: 57398

Re: Southwest Finally Announces Intentions to Serve Hawaii

Reading through these comments I have to wonder how some of you stood flying back in the early 2000s or earlier. IFE is nice but good grief people it's not the end of the world if you can't have it for several hours. It's amazing to me how much we've come to rely on technology for entertainment. And...

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by TripleA
Fri Oct 06, 2017 6:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA's new branding
Replies: 116
Views: 19550

Re: AA's new branding

Honestly, I think that the livery itself looks great, especially on the regional jets. I just don't think they did that good of a job carrying over the branding from the aircraft to inside the airports such as signage at the podiums and ticket counters. I'll be honest though, I think the same of Sou...

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by TripleA
Fri Oct 06, 2017 6:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA's new branding
Replies: 116
Views: 19550

Re: AA's new branding

While the new branding behind the ticket counters isn't perfect it works with their current logo. Besides I think it looks much better than what they had before. New: http://i1248.photobucket.com/albums/hh488/chrisrgood1/american-airlines-ticket-counter-at-bwi-international-airport-usa-GN75H1.jpg O...

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by TripleA
Sat Sep 30, 2017 8:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest 737-300 retirement
Replies: 205
Views: 32870

Re: Southwest 737-300 retirement

N383SW on its way to Victorville right now

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by TripleA
Sat Sep 30, 2017 3:37 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest 737-300 retirement
Replies: 205
Views: 32870

Re: Southwest 737-300 retirement

I apologize if this has already been answered but does anyone know when the new Arizona One plane will be rolled out? Looks like N383SW just made its last revenue flight from DAL to SAT. :cry:

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by TripleA
Wed Sep 20, 2017 2:03 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA markets not served from DFW
Replies: 106
Views: 10948

Re: AA markets not served from DFW

Well if you're talking about any city/town in the lower 48 then that could be a lot. If we're talking about mid-size cities then that could narrow it down a bit. Of course I guess that also depends on what your definition of mid-size is. Whether we are talking cities like Toledo or Providence with s...

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by TripleA
Tue Sep 05, 2017 7:08 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest 737-300 retirement
Replies: 205
Views: 32870

Re: Southwest 737-300

ScottKBUF wrote:
As of now, through FR24, it appears seven more are headed off to VCV tonight.

385, 396, 397, 601, and 627 are currently airborne.


Looks like Arizona One is still hanging on for now. It's a shame to see the Classics go.

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by TripleA
Sun Jul 23, 2017 1:56 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why no AA service at HRL?
Replies: 16
Views: 2841

Re: Why no AA service at HRL?

Edit: I guess it makes sense to have BRO and MFE as they are almost 70 miles apart. But having HRL in the middle just seems like too much as it's not very far from either one.

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by TripleA
Sun Jul 23, 2017 1:54 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why no AA service at HRL?
Replies: 16
Views: 2841

Re: Why no AA service at HRL?

Worth noting is that HRL is the only airport in the region Southwest does serve. Not that American is afraid of Southwest, but with three clustered airports within about 70 miles there probably isn't a strong need for American to squeeze into the middle one (HRL) with Southwest and United. I have t...

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by TripleA
Sun Jul 23, 2017 1:15 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New AA paint status
Replies: 38
Views: 5973

Re: New AA paint status

Don't know about all the regional but we had an Air Wisconsin aircraft in YOW the last couple of days still wearing US Airways Express colours. Though i suspect it might be going over to UA colours in the near future. Correct, all of the ZW fleet is leaving within the next ~7 months. Are there stil...

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by TripleA
Wed Jun 21, 2017 3:28 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest planes in state liveries
Replies: 33
Views: 4681

Re: Southwest planes in state liveries

Will Southwest add Georgia One, New York One, and/or Ohio One planes? Southwest has a lot of daily flights to these three states, but currently does not have special livery planes for these 3 states. I wouldn't be surprised to see a Georgia plane since ATL is a focus city, but they usually only mak...

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by TripleA
Tue Jun 20, 2017 10:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest planes in state liveries
Replies: 33
Views: 4681

Re: Southwest planes in state liveries

Will Southwest add Georgia One, New York One, and/or Ohio One planes? Southwest has a lot of daily flights to these three states, but currently does not have special livery planes for these 3 states. I wouldn't be surprised to see a Georgia plane since ATL is a focus city, but they usually only mak...

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by TripleA
Tue Jun 20, 2017 9:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest planes in state liveries
Replies: 33
Views: 4681

Re: Southwest planes in state liveries

They already retired the old California One. The new one is N943WN.

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by TripleA
Sat Jun 17, 2017 9:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Phoenix Aviation Thread - 2017
Replies: 709
Views: 72843

Re: PHX heat this week between 115-and 120 anad affect on air travel

I doubt the PHX - IFP flight will be operating on time (if at all) Tuesday seeing as the high in Bullhead City is supposed to be 125!!!

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