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by res77W
Sat Sep 01, 2018 12:51 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Revised Lufthansa livery fleet thread
Replies: 107
Views: 16597

Re: First A340-600 In Revised Lufthansa Livery

https://www.instagram.com/p/BnJ7zNMgO-o ... 482zir73r3

-Rowen
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“Beautifully simple” design now on A333 as well. Can’t quite make out the registration, looks like D-AIKO or AIKQ.

https://www.instagram.com/p/BnJ7zNMgO-o ... 482zir73r3

-Rowen

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by res77W
Tue Aug 14, 2018 10:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 5 B747 and one A330 of Virgin at Orlando airport today ( video ) all at the same time.
Replies: 56
Views: 11975

Re: 5 B747 and one A330 of Virgin at Orlando airport today ( video ) all at the same time.

There are some brilliant examples of very large outstations around the world: - DL at AMS = 20x arrrivals + 20x departures every day: https://cdn.airplane-pictures.net/images/uploaded-images/2013/1/24/264536.jpg Sigh. I can remember when there would be a line-up of NorthWest DC-10s at AMS. :crying:...

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by res77W
Tue Jul 24, 2018 6:44 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Flight Reviews: Is Sam Chui a reliable aviation vlogger and reviewer?
Replies: 27
Views: 3074

Re: Flight Reviews: Is Sam Chui a reliable aviation vlogger and reviewer?

dangerhere wrote:
Can't beat Paul's Trip Reports IMO as the best


Agreed. Paul is objective, informative, and entertaining. I feel that Sam only shows the best of the best. There are others that I feel are whiny or too biased.

-Rowen

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by res77W
Sun Jul 15, 2018 4:37 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Flight Attendant on CBS Big Brother
Replies: 30
Views: 4275

Re: Flight Attendant on CBS Big Brother

So I actually know her, she’s from Kansas City. We met in high school.

-Rowen

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by res77W
Sun Jul 08, 2018 9:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: CX to start 777 10-abreast upgrade in March, first 77W retirements to follow
Replies: 91
Views: 21429

Re: CX to start 777 10-abreast upgrade in March, first 77W retirements to follow

https://youtu.be/T1Jb2d_u7qM

-Rowen
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I’m sorry to resurrect an older thread, but I found a trip report about CX 10 abreast on the 77W. First jet seems to be B-KQY.

https://youtu.be/T1Jb2d_u7qM

-Rowen

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by res77W
Sun Jul 08, 2018 1:51 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Aircraft Refurbishment - 2018
Replies: 640
Views: 87834

Re: Delta Aircraft Refurbishment - 2018

https://flightaware.com/live/flight/N918DL


Flew this bird last year to PVD.

-Rowen
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audidudi wrote:
The next MD88 for retirement, N918DL, ferried from ATL>SBD today:

https://flightaware.com/live/flight/N918DL


Flew this bird last year to PVD.

-Rowen

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by res77W
Sun Jul 01, 2018 6:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 787 Production/Delivery Thread - 2018
Replies: 983
Views: 248482

Re: 787 Production/Delivery Thread - 2018

Saw on an Instagram post (take it for whatever its worth) that one of the upcoming ELAL 789s will wear a retro livery. Can anyone confirm this? I saw that on Sam Chui's Instagram story. 4X-EDF. Also, it's noted on planespotters.net: https://www.planespotters.net/airframe/Boeing/787/4X-EDF-El-Al-Isr...

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by res77W
Mon Jun 18, 2018 10:17 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Security lines at MCI
Replies: 3
Views: 411

Re: Security lines at MCI

Hi, MCI is my home airport. I fly DL almost exclusively so I'm in Terminal B 99% of the time I'm flying out. If you're on WN, there's around 4-6 flights that go out around 9 in the morning (DEN, STL, DCA, DCA, MDW, and I think IND) so I'd allot a few extra minutes if you don't have pre-check. I norm...

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by res77W
Tue May 29, 2018 4:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA Fleet Updates - 2018
Replies: 597
Views: 90803

Re: AA Fleet Updates - 2018

Forgive me if this has been discussed, but did AA ever go back and install PTVs (leather seats, etc.) on the first batch of 737s that had been delivered without them? Cheers. No, and the latest fleet plan has the PTVs being removed. The remaining 738s will be configured more densely to match the 73...

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by res77W
Mon May 21, 2018 5:59 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Thoughts on the Delta SkyMiles Amex?
Replies: 2
Views: 224

Thoughts on the Delta SkyMiles Amex?

I've been getting a lot of mail pushing me to enroll. Does anyone have this card, what are your thoughts about it? I travel a few times a year, most if not all on Delta.

-Rowen

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by res77W
Thu Apr 19, 2018 2:28 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Airlines that still have the 3-3-3 config in the 777
Replies: 17
Views: 1211

Re: Airlines that still have the 3-3-3 config in the 777

KE, OZ, Virgin Australia, BA on the 77W and some 77Es, EgyptAir, Biman Bangladesh, ET.

I’m sure I’m still missing a few.

-Rowen

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by res77W
Tue Apr 10, 2018 3:16 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: If you had $500,0000,000 for any Aircraft....
Replies: 40
Views: 2657

Re: If you had $500,0000,000 for any Aircraft....

I’d buy a couple of 757s. Pratt powered with winglets.

-Rowen

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by res77W
Thu Mar 29, 2018 2:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SQ announces new FCL and JCL products for 777-9
Replies: 10
Views: 2392

Re: SQ announces new FCL and JCL products for 777-9

I wonder if economy is 3-3-3 or 3-4-3. someone correct me if I am wrong here but I thought Boeing reduced some space in the frames/sidewall etc to allow for 3-4-3 at a more comfortable width? They did. They added 4 inches of width. So the 777X will have the same seat width as the 787 at 10 abreast....

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by res77W
Wed Mar 28, 2018 7:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Aegean signs MoU for 20+10 Airbus 320neo and 321neo
Replies: 27
Views: 4221

Re: Aegean commits to 30 A320neo's

Any word on engine choice? They operate IAE on the ceo models, but with the Pratt issues, would they switch to CFM?

-Rowen

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by res77W
Tue Mar 06, 2018 3:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 777 Production/Delivery Thread 2018
Replies: 229
Views: 55583

Re: Boeing 777 Production/Delivery Thread 2018

Is KE still 9 abreast in Y?


-Rowen

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by res77W
Mon Mar 05, 2018 5:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A350 Production/Delivery Thread 2018
Replies: 1461
Views: 517742

Re: Airbus A350 Production/Delivery Thread 2018

A359s are coming off the line with Q-Suites right? I believe I read it here previously but wanted to confirm.

-Rowen

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by res77W
Wed Feb 28, 2018 1:17 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A350 Production/Delivery Thread 2018
Replies: 1461
Views: 517742

Re: Airbus A350 Production/Delivery Thread 2018

MSN197, Vietnam's 12th and the 1st A350 in Skyteam colours Photocredit to A380_TLS_A350 on Flickr https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4623/40471899952_2a8472dd04_b.jpg Msn197 F-WZFN 27/2/2018 by A380_TLS_A350 , on Flickr The most beautiful A350 yet, of course I'm a sucker for that silver. I can't wait t...

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by res77W
Thu Feb 22, 2018 4:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A350 Production/Delivery Thread 2018
Replies: 1461
Views: 517742

Re: Airbus A350 Production/Delivery Thread 2018

Any word on when the VN Skyteam jet will come out of paint?

-Rowen

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by res77W
Wed Feb 21, 2018 10:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What's the story with this Alex Macheras 'aviation analyst' kid?
Replies: 63
Views: 10137

Re: What's the story with this Alex Macheras 'aviation analyst' kid?

The people over at The Points Guy love him, yes I’m jealous but the love fest is too much. I would agree that the sensationalism around these young followers is getting out of control. I say this as a 25 year old who works in social media and brand marketing.

-Rowen

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by res77W
Wed Feb 21, 2018 9:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 9 Abreast Layout Configurations
Replies: 24
Views: 2589

Re: 9 Abreast Layout Configurations

Hasn’t NH started 10 abreast in the 77W as well? The configuration with 52 J seats?

-Rowen

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by res77W
Tue Feb 20, 2018 1:43 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Happy 36th birthday to the Boeing 757
Replies: 58
Views: 5382

Re: Happy 36th birthday to the Boeing 757

Such a beautiful aircraft. My first 757 flight was with NW. I'll go out of my way like many others here to book myself on one today. We get multiple DL 757s over the summer months.

-Rowen

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by res77W
Tue Feb 06, 2018 10:47 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Hypothetical: What if the DL-NW Merger was reversed?
Replies: 6
Views: 661

Re: Hypothetical: What if the DL-NW Merger was reversed?

I think we'd see a lot more Airbus narrowbodies, particularly NEO's on property. I agree the 787 was important to NW, I could see 788s for long thin routes, and 789s for more premium routes. I would have loved to see the red tail live on.

-Rowen

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by res77W
Sun Feb 04, 2018 2:05 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LH introduces revised livery
Replies: 1106
Views: 207459

Re: LH introduces revised livery

Gag! Black and white doesn't say Germany. Black and white are probably the two lowest weight colors for paint and this is nothing more than a way to drop a couple hundred pounds. Is there any major brand in the world which only uses black and white? (Mercedes is close) but considering no other desi...

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by res77W
Wed Jan 31, 2018 6:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A321LR takes to the skies for the first time
Replies: 260
Views: 42285

Re: A321LR takes to the skies for the first time

I know this new door configuration will become the standard but will the 8 door config still be available?

-Rowen

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by res77W
Fri Jan 26, 2018 9:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Canada new livery update
Replies: 118
Views: 27516

Re: Air Canada new livery update

https://instagram.com/p/BeZMnwWlVur/

-Rowen
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Haven’t seen anyone else post this, photo quality not the greatest, but the first 77W is painted in the new livery. C-FITL, fin 731.

https://instagram.com/p/BeZMnwWlVur/

-Rowen

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by res77W
Thu Jan 25, 2018 9:28 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Hawaiian Airlines A321-271N OAK-OGG Jan 20, 2018
Replies: 32
Views: 12608

Re: Hawaiian Airlines A321-271N OAK-OGG Jan 20, 2018

Fantastic report! I subscribe to your YouTube channel, I was stoked to see the takeoff video. I love the 321 with those Pratts. I agree with some others that it's a shame there's no seat back IFE. There is no big wifi hump on these birds, was the streaming okay? Real beauty of a plane from the outsi...

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by res77W
Mon Jan 22, 2018 3:44 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Why placing 1st/business class in nose?
Replies: 37
Views: 6687

Re: Why placing 1st/business class in nose?

Doesn't CA have F behind J on the 748s?

-Rowen

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by res77W
Wed Jan 17, 2018 1:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A330 and A340 write off - retirement - scrapping thread - 2018
Replies: 242
Views: 55130

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: 111
Views: 21359

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: 219
Views: 48705

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: 219
Views: 48705

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: 394905

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: 4438
Views: 1521915

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: 6455

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: 394905

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: 805

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: 20645

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: 1918

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: 143
Views: 41668

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: 169067

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 discussion thread
Replies: 212
Views: 41383

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: 4026

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: 713

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: 1294

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: 1830

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: 1830

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: 2236

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: 12887

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: 12552

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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