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by res77W
Wed Jan 17, 2018 1:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The A330 and A340 Write off - Retirement - Scrapping Thread
Replies: 24
Views: 6805

Re: The A330 and A340 Write off - Retirement - Scrapping Thread

MSN, Airline, Frame, Reg, Status Beverage Cans 59 Aer Lingus A330-301 EI-ORD Scrapped 999 Afriqiyah Airways A330-202 5A-ONF Written Off 1024 Afriqiyah Airways A330-202 5A-ONG Written Off 660 Air France A330-203 F-GZCP Written Off 42 Airbus Industrie A330-321 F-WWKH Written Off 401 bmi British Midla...

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by res77W
Thu Jan 11, 2018 8:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Upcoming operators of Airbus A350-1000XWB
Replies: 80
Views: 13829

Re: Upcoming operators of Airbus A350-1000XWB

LH still has the 779 on order, however they've operated jets of similar size together before. Agreed AI is a no go. But everything else sounds plausible.

-Rowen

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by res77W
Thu Jan 11, 2018 2:16 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus Beluga XL Production Thread
Replies: 119
Views: 16640

Re: Airbus Beluga XL Production Thread

Pardon my ignorance, but is this thread now Beluga exclusive or will we still see updates on passenger A330s? -Rowen Are you suggesting a complete and severe thread drift as this thread and topic is obviously exlusive to the Airbus Beluga! Well at least you had the decency to ask rather than going ...

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by res77W
Wed Jan 10, 2018 3:28 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus Beluga XL Production Thread
Replies: 119
Views: 16640

Re: Airbus Beluga XL Production Thread

Pardon my ignorance, but is this thread now Beluga exclusive or will we still see updates on passenger A330s?

-Rowen

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by res77W
Thu Dec 14, 2017 5:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A320neo family production thread - 2015-2017 (part 7)
Replies: 2436
Views: 387056

Re: Airbus A320neo Family Production Thread - Part 7

Any updates on the CZ A321neo? It flew months ago and still no delivery. Is the plane certified yet?

-Rowen

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by res77W
Sat Dec 09, 2017 7:36 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A350 Production And Delivery Thread - 2016-2017 (Part 17)
Replies: 4439
Views: 1505425

Re: Airbus A350 Production And Delivery Thread - Part 17

https://instagram.com/p/BcZu_fIFQc8/

-Rowen
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Aircellist wrote:
What? I've had the time to rehearse the Messiah three times and to play it in concert once, and there is still no picture of the QR A35K FF? What could be taking so much time?


https://instagram.com/p/BcZu_fIFQc8/

-Rowen

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by res77W
Fri Dec 01, 2017 4:30 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL's 757 cabin update
Replies: 52
Views: 6208

Re: DL's 757 cabin update

I recently flew 2A on a 199 seat bird, the old Soaring Spirit jet to be specific. It wasn't the best ride, pitch even in First is pretty tight. I think it's around 37 inches. I'm pretty tall, so everything is pretty tight for me. But, I did appreciate the AVOD, power ports, and mood lighting. It's n...

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by res77W
Tue Nov 28, 2017 3:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A320neo family production thread - 2015-2017 (part 7)
Replies: 2436
Views: 387056

Re: Airbus A320neo Family Production Thread - Part 7

Has China certified the A321neo yet? The first CZ plane flew a while ago and we haven't seen much since.

-Rowen

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by res77W
Fri Nov 24, 2017 4:57 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: CFM LEAP 1A33 Max thrust?
Replies: 2
Views: 621

CFM LEAP 1A33 Max thrust?

From what I've seen, the -1A33 and the -1A32 have the same maximum thrust (32,160 lbs). Does the -1A33 have a higher thrust? If not, then why the difference in A321 variants (251 vs 253)?

-Rowen

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by res77W
Tue Nov 21, 2017 6:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A350-1000 receives EASA/FAA certification
Replies: 64
Views: 20178

Re: Airbus A350-1000 receives EASA/FAA certification

How is the A35K's climb performance? It won't step climb like a 77W will it?

-Rowen

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by res77W
Mon Nov 20, 2017 3:59 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Takeoff Preference
Replies: 27
Views: 1785

Re: Takeoff Preference

Aggressive takeoff with heavy thrust reduction and level off. Especially on 757s. Though, some of my most memorable takeoffs have been on MDs. This past summer out of DTW on a 29 year old -88, long takeoff roll and steep climb. My favorite however, was out of MCI to MSP on a DC-9-50 on NW. I swear t...

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by res77W
Thu Nov 16, 2017 5:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Etihad to retire the 77L
Replies: 127
Views: 34360

Re: Etihad to retire the 77L

Who else is still flying the 777-200LR? AC is one I can think of, along with EK/QR. DL operates 8, PIA operates 2, Turkmenistan operates 3, and Iraqi Airways operates 1. DL operates 10. AI offloaded their 77Ls quickly, calling them "gas guzzlers". Like the now vanished A345 they are niche...

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by res77W
Tue Nov 14, 2017 11:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Aircraft Refurbishment - 2017
Replies: 881
Views: 163980

Re: Delta Aircraft Refurbishment - 2017

Why not use the 200 or 400 series? I know DL doesn’t like to change registrations, but on new build aircraft wouldn’t these sequences be available?


-Rowen

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by res77W
Mon Nov 13, 2017 9:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WN livery repaints
Replies: 142
Views: 28914

Re: WN livery repaints

Any status on the new Arizona One yet?

-Rowen

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by res77W
Fri Nov 10, 2017 3:44 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Pet peeves you have about flight attendants
Replies: 45
Views: 3655

Re: Pet peeves you have about flight attendants

One of the last times I flew AA, a flight attendant asked the man next to me if he'd like to move to the exit row for extra leg room. I'm 6 feet 4 inches tall, so naturally I was annoyed. I switched to DL and started ponying up for first class.

-Rowen

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by res77W
Wed Nov 08, 2017 5:32 pm
Forum: Aviation Hobby
Topic: Anyone know where to find a United 747-400 Saul Bass livery in 1:200 scale?
Replies: 0
Views: 564

Anyone know where to find a United 747-400 Saul Bass livery in 1:200 scale?

Any ideas? I can't find any listings, and I have a collector's shop in town but I figured someone here may know.

-Rowen

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by res77W
Wed Nov 08, 2017 4:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: CZ 787s - Livery
Replies: 10
Views: 1183

Re: CZ 787s - Livery

I think CZ's standard livery would have looked great on the 787s. Here's to hoping they apply it for the 789s, and don't pull a UA (non-standard for all variants).

-Rowen

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by res77W
Mon Nov 06, 2017 2:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: CBS segment on the 747
Replies: 7
Views: 1745

Re: CBS segment on the 747

Wonderful piece on the Queen of the Skies. But I do wonder, could FO Clairborne have gotten left seat on something larger than a 757? Yeah, that was really a shock. When she said “smaller,” I was fully expecting that to be a light hearted joke as she moved on to the 77W, but no, she actually meant ...

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by res77W
Mon Nov 06, 2017 2:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: CBS segment on the 747
Replies: 7
Views: 1745

Re: CBS segment on the 747

Wonderful piece on the Queen of the Skies. But I do wonder, could FO Clairborne have gotten left seat on something larger than a 757?

-Rowen

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by res77W
Sun Nov 05, 2017 3:50 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Favorite two airliners currently in service
Replies: 39
Views: 2040

Re: Favorite two airliners currently in service

757-200 and MD-80. Closely followed by the 77W.

-Rowen

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by res77W
Fri Nov 03, 2017 6:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Is the 777-9 in any of the USA Big 3's Future?
Replies: 61
Views: 12429

Re: Is the 777-9 in any of the USA Big 3's Future?

I could see AA with the 779 eventually, but the 77W fleet is too young to even consider replacement. I agree with sentiments above about DL, if they want a larger aircraft, the A350-1000 would be a nice step up.

-Rowen

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by res77W
Thu Nov 02, 2017 9:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Official Launch of Singapore Airlines New Products 2017
Replies: 65
Views: 11615

Re: Official Launch of Singapore Airlines New Products 2017

None of those products look particularly great, the color scheme is far too cold when compared with the current style which is inviting and warm. I am happy to see they have finally dropped the flip down style bed in J, but the new product looks quite cramped width wise (that might just be the phot...

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by res77W
Thu Nov 02, 2017 2:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Official Launch of Singapore Airlines New Products 2017
Replies: 65
Views: 11615

Re: Official Launch of Singapore Airlines New Products 2017

The first suite looks great from a privacy perspective, but I agree about the transition from a chair to a bed. Also, the colors are so sterile. Maybe because they're easier to maintain or clean. The new J seat is really a downgrade in my honest opinion. The current seat in the 77W and A350 looks mu...

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by res77W
Fri Oct 27, 2017 7:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Aloha! Hawaiian Airlines takes delivery of first A321neo
Replies: 95
Views: 18631

Re: Aloha! Hawaiian Airlines takes delivery of first A321neo

airzona11 wrote:
What a great looking plane! Do any other airlines have A321NEOs flying?


VX, NH, Sri Lankan, Novair.

-Rowen

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by res77W
Wed Oct 25, 2017 5:37 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: NAACP Travel Advisory for AA
Replies: 131
Views: 8397

Re: NAACP Travel Advisory for AA

ITT: Exactly why discussions of institutionalized racism are so fraught with challenges. I'm astonished that someone would actually use the "we were the first to hire a black pilot" line. Did the CEO have black friends, too? Perhaps we'll be told how the crew enjoy R&B music on their ...

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by res77W
Wed Oct 18, 2017 9:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta A350 Media Day
Replies: 83
Views: 12463

Re: Delta A350 Media Day

Does anyone know why DL changed seat models with the 350? The seats in the 739s, 321s, and refurbished narrowbodies look great.


-Rowen

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by res77W
Wed Oct 18, 2017 3:34 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta A350 Media Day
Replies: 83
Views: 12463

Re: Delta A350 Media Day

The Y seats look so cheap. A touch of red and that diamond weave pattern would liven it up. I think the finishes overall are cheap, it dulls the product. While the seat itself may be good, the aesthetic is just meh. All navy, some brushed metal finishes or something would be great. More contrast tha...

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by res77W
Tue Oct 17, 2017 4:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Berlin - Spectacular farewell: AB7001 MIA-DUS steep turn over terminal
Replies: 127
Views: 29485

Re: Air Berlin - Spectacular farewell: AB7001 MIA-DUS steep turn over terminal

F9Animal wrote:
I define this as a tear jerker for sure. Beautiful fly by, and wonderful speech by the Captain. Us airliner geeks should feel like we lost a member of the family. I hope to God every single employee finds work ASAP.


Seconded. That speech hit me in the feels. Farewell to Air Berlin!

-Rowen

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by res77W
Tue Oct 17, 2017 3:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Last 3 major MD-80 US operators all in one place!
Replies: 22
Views: 5602

Re: Last 3 major MD-80 US operators all in one place!

evank516 wrote:
I think MCI still sees AA and DL MD-80s. Not 100% sure about Allegiant though.


Yes we do, AA to DFW and DL to ATL, DTW, and MSP depending on the season. Not too long ago, AA was all MD to DFW and ORD out of here. Such isn't the case anymore.


-Rowen

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by res77W
Tue Oct 10, 2017 7:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New AA painted aircraft - 2017
Replies: 611
Views: 112889

Re: New AA painted aircraft - 2017

So the new 738 deliveries still have in seat IFE? Wow that's really a waste.

-Rowen

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by res77W
Mon Oct 09, 2017 3:25 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Retro liveries by A/C type
Replies: 7
Views: 754

Re: Retro liveries by A/C type

KLMatSJC wrote:
FoxtrotSierra wrote:
Current A/C types that do not have retro liveries:

757


Even though there are currently none, both MX and AA have had retrojets on 757s.






AV did as well in the early 2000s.



-Rowen

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by res77W
Fri Oct 06, 2017 3:01 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Delta A321 First: Atlanta to Boston
Replies: 32
Views: 9440

Re: Delta A321 First: Atlanta to Boston

Fantastic report! I have yet to catch one of those A321s, we get a few 319s, 320s, 757s and a slew of MD's at MCI. Cape Codders on Delta always seem to be good, maybe it's just the magic of enjoying them at a higher altitude.

-Rowen

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by res77W
Tue Oct 03, 2017 2:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Aircraft Refurbishment - 2017
Replies: 881
Views: 163980

Re: Delta Aircraft Refurbishment - 2017

Is it wrong to assume the A330s will be some of the last planes to get a new D1 seat? The Vantage XL is in use by SK and others. I remember something about the suite doors not being able to fit in an A330, but we see semi enclosed suites on LX and EY in first class, so why couldn't DL do it? Just so...

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by res77W
Mon Oct 02, 2017 2:34 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Most-missed US Major
Replies: 68
Views: 5304

Re: Most-missed US Major

I second NW. My first ever first class experience was with them, very memorable. Also my first and only DC-9 flight. N776NC.

-Rowen

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by res77W
Thu Sep 21, 2017 4:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: First Air Canada Airbus A330 painted in the new livery
Replies: 107
Views: 19528

Re: First Air Canada Airbus A330 painted in the new livery

I think it looks slick. This livery has grown on me. The A333 is one of the best looking planes in the sky, and the black really suits it.

-Rowen

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by res77W
Wed Sep 20, 2017 3:47 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Have you already lost your time and/or money to just to fly on a specific aircraft?
Replies: 59
Views: 2263

Re: Have you already lost your time and/or money to just to fly on a specific aircraft?

I'll pay extra to grab a 757 out of MCI on DL. We used to see 757s from Delta and United when I was a kid, but we're still lucky to get a handful from Delta every day. I got on the former Soaring Spirit bird and pulled up to one of the Skyteam jets at MCI. What a sight, shame it was after midnight. ...

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by res77W
Wed Sep 20, 2017 2:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Thai Airways takes delivery of first 787-9
Replies: 46
Views: 7636

Re: Thai Airways takes delivery of first 787-9

https://thedesignair.net/2017/09/20/tha ... s-product/

Reverse herringbone business seats.

-Rowen
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Interior shots courtesy of The Design Air: https://thedesignair.net/2017/09/20/tha ... s-product/

Reverse herringbone business seats.

-Rowen

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by res77W
Tue Sep 19, 2017 6:30 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: The best/worst looking airliner?
Replies: 55
Views: 3057

Re: The best/worst looking airliner?

Best: Concorde, Ilyushin 62, 757-200WL, A330-300

Worst: 737MAX, A330-200, A318, 737-600, 787 all variants

-Rowen

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by res77W
Tue Sep 19, 2017 6:24 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: SV Saudia - Y Product on their US bound planes
Replies: 9
Views: 785

Re: SV Saudia - Y Product on their US bound planes

I thought SV had 9 abreast on the longer haul 77Ws, and 10 on the jets that replaced the older 747s for more regional or Hajj flights. Seatguru isn't the greatest resource, but two of the three 77W seatmaps have 9 abreast seating.

-Rowen

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by res77W
Tue Sep 19, 2017 3:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Airlines orders 4 more 77W, converts 100 737MAX's into 100 737MAX10
Replies: 157
Views: 32730

Re: United Airlines orders 4 more 77W, converts 100 737MAX's into 100 737MAX10

There are no more domestic 752s, all have been replaced, and UA is investing heavily in the Airbii fleet with life extension packages. The 737MAX10s will probably replace some of the PS aircraft and fuel some additional RJ retirements and growth. Can you provide links/information to confirm this (a...

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by res77W
Fri Sep 15, 2017 3:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A330neo production and delivery thread - 2016-2017
Replies: 759
Views: 230646

Re: A330 NEO Production And Delivery Thread Part 1

Peeter wrote:
Stunning with the new engines, but I really prefer the old winglets…


Agreed. Weren't the new winglets supposed to be reminiscent of the A350's winglets? I just don't see it. They're too small in my opinion. I'm sure they will look much better in flight.


-Rowen

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by res77W
Tue Sep 05, 2017 3:18 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Do you consider inflight wi-fi a necessity for your travels?
Replies: 32
Views: 1260

Re: Do you consider inflight wi-fi a necessity for your travels?

I use it on some short haul flights, especially if I'm on an MD out of MCI. If there is a seatback screen, not so much.

-Rowen

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by res77W
Sun Sep 03, 2017 3:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The next phase of airline liveries
Replies: 58
Views: 9069

Re: The next phase of airline liveries

One of the big arguments I've heard for eurowhite on this site is the maintenance cost. White doesn't fade in the sunlight like a gray or silver paint would. I'm a fan of color, so I really hope we don't see complete eradication of color on a livery. I think NZ, TG or Oman Air's liveries are a good ...

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by res77W
Fri Sep 01, 2017 3:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SQ New First and Business Class coming November 2nd
Replies: 0
Views: 557

SQ New First and Business Class coming November 2nd

https://www.ausbt.com.au/singapore-airl ... unch-nov-2

New, larger first suites relocated to the upper deck and redesigned business class seats.


-Rowen
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Per Australian Buisness Traveler:

https://www.ausbt.com.au/singapore-airl ... unch-nov-2

New, larger first suites relocated to the upper deck and redesigned business class seats.


-Rowen

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by res77W
Fri Sep 01, 2017 2:47 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Boeing 777-300ER vs. Boeing 787-10 - Which one is more appealing?
Replies: 24
Views: 4944

Re: Boeing 777-300ER vs. Boeing 787-10 - Which one is more appealing?

77W. I'm partial because of my username, but those GE90s are truly a sight to behold.

-Rowen

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by res77W
Fri Sep 01, 2017 2:45 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Airlines you wish the 747-8I saw
Replies: 25
Views: 1645

Re: Airlines you wish the 747-8I saw

This is a pipe dream, but I would have loved to see DL operating a 748. Or even better, to see one in NW colors, both the bowling shoe colors and the last livery. I second CX, SQ, BA, and QF.

-Rowen

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by res77W
Fri Sep 01, 2017 2:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Nordwind Airlines to lease 2 777-300ERs
Replies: 8
Views: 2393

Re: Nordwind Airlines to lease 2 777-300ERs

The 77W in Nordwind's new livery should look pretty slick. The GE90s in the dark gray paint will really set it off.


-Rowen

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by res77W
Tue Aug 29, 2017 3:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta 1997 Concept Liveries Released
Replies: 42
Views: 7142

Re: Delta 1997 Concept Liveries Released

This is really cool. I really like #4. I can see the thought path that eventually led to the '97 livery.

-Rowen

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by res77W
Sun Aug 27, 2017 8:05 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Star Alliance livery, yuck!
Replies: 14
Views: 935

Re: Star Alliance livery, yuck!

I actually like the current Star Alliance livery, as long as it's maintained. This goes for any livery, but the white gets dirty over time. Also, some airlines (looking at you CA) haven't taken the 15 year sticker off their planes yet. But the livery, when maintained is to me professional and clean....

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by res77W
Tue Aug 15, 2017 3:33 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Should SAS update or change its livery?
Replies: 16
Views: 891

Re: Should SAS update or change its livery?

I like the livery, enough color but not overwhelming. I second the thought on the titles, they should stand out more.


-Rowen

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