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by 727200
Wed Apr 25, 2018 6:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A350-900ULR Maiden Flight.
Replies: 53
Views: 11493

Re: Airbus A350-900ULR Maiden Flight.

Where is the market for this plane? I can only imagine a few operators who would express interest and of those I would think majority would take a pass. So even if 20 or 30 of these planes were ordered, I just don't see the return on investment. The 380 was a bust as was predicted before it flew, th...

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by 727200
Tue Apr 24, 2018 12:39 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Oscar Munoz rejects bonus, Chairman moves on
Replies: 35
Views: 7375

Re: Oscar Munoz rejects bonus, Chairman moves on

Oscar needs to go. The excuses and "give us more time" explanations are long past. He has done very little besides collect a fat payday. Just more continuation of the co mess they have made of United.

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by 727200
Wed Apr 18, 2018 1:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SQ 77W has second left hand door ripped from aircraft at LAX
Replies: 6
Views: 4226

Re: SQ 77W has second left hand door ripped from aircraft at LAX

Somebody is going to get some time off to 'reflect' about this.

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by 727200
Tue Apr 17, 2018 12:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL in China
Replies: 104
Views: 8953

Re: DL in China

Are you implying that DL is blaming Boeing for DL failure to make all of those routes work? If so, then DL needs to pull their 'training panties' up and take FULL responsibility for their mistakes. Boeing sold them the planes, DL picked where to fly them.

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by 727200
Tue Apr 17, 2018 1:17 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What would happen at DEN if Southwest overtakes United?
Replies: 57
Views: 5867

Re: What would happen at DEN if Southwest overtakes United?

WHERE can you go on this planet with Southwest’s Rapid Rewards ? WHERE can’t you go on this planet with United Airlines’ MileagePlus ? Just sayin’ TOUCHE! Conversation over. I have always said just stand in the lobby of both carriers and look at the clientele. Its pretty obvious where the dollars a...

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by 727200
Sat Apr 14, 2018 3:42 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Military Airport near Damascus completely destroyed by US,UK and France
Replies: 84
Views: 8935

Re: Damascus Airport completely destroyed by US,UK and France

Nothing good comes from using chlorine on innocent civilians whose only crime is they were born in Syria. Its unfortunate that the airport was bombed, but when mad men use it for cover, it is fair game.

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by 727200
Wed Apr 11, 2018 1:23 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Decade since Delta's merger with Northwest
Replies: 231
Views: 18246

Re: Decade since Delta's merger with Northwest

AA/UA is still a work in progress. And the merger with the most potential (no that potential is not realized yet). I say this as a DL fanboy[/quote] What do you classify as a 'work in progress?' Its been almost 8 years, I think the consensus is the "D" team took over UA and it clearly show...

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by 727200
Mon Apr 09, 2018 1:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Decade since Delta's merger with Northwest
Replies: 231
Views: 18246

Re: Decade since Delta's merger with Northwest

DL got the better of the 3 mergers and it clearly shows. UA got Jeff and the co clowns. No question that group has been amatuer hour.

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by 727200
Fri Apr 06, 2018 1:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Icelandair is still growing 757 fleet
Replies: 29
Views: 6842

Re: Icelandair is still growing 757 fleet

Only 28 years old? The bean counters af DL wouldn't even think of these 'baby birds' for acquisition, not even broken in yet.

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by 727200
Fri Apr 06, 2018 12:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Canada begins MAX 8 service to LHR
Replies: 97
Views: 21981

Re: Air Canada begins MAX 8 service to LHR

Does anyone have the break down on cabin capacity from the 767?

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by 727200
Fri Apr 06, 2018 12:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Reward for fugitive mechanic in Valujet 592 crash
Replies: 32
Views: 7326

Re: Reward for fugitive mechanic in Valujet 592 crash

Isn't there a statute of limitations on this? After 22 years unless its murder, he is a free man.

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by 727200
Mon Apr 02, 2018 5:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Competition for Cuba flights sparks airline row: JetBlue at loggerheads with the US big three again
Replies: 69
Views: 9939

Re: Competition for Cuba flights sparks airline row: JetBlue at loggerheads with the US big three again

Really? They can't staff their own planes, the delays are atrocious, and complaints increase. You and I have a different definition of competing and 'going up against the big boys and win.' Amateur hour..

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by 727200
Mon Apr 02, 2018 5:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why did CO abandon the DEN hub?
Replies: 37
Views: 6274

Re: Why did CO abandon the DEN hub?

I would have to go back and check, but I remember this is where UA helped drive co into BK. UA started its 'Torque' program where they literally rode car return buses, hung out in front of co ticket counters, and grabbed passengers at the area hotels and converted co pax into UA passengers. UA would...

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by 727200
Fri Mar 16, 2018 6:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Has United considered relocating to DEN?
Replies: 43
Views: 5743

Re: Has United considered relocating to DEN?

A couple of points: 1) UA moved downtown because Wolf lived downtown along with several of the other Officers of the company. Specifically in the Bloomingdale building where he had two floors complete to himself and his then wife. 2) UA looked at DEN several years back when they talked of gathering ...

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by 727200
Tue Mar 13, 2018 9:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United eyes A330-800 for fleet replacement
Replies: 260
Views: 45941

Re: United eyes A330-800 for fleet replacement

United is not interested in Airbus, face it. If they were they would have ordered it long before this thread became a topic. They are a Boeing company and will continue to order them. There will be some interim replacements, but they have pretty much already stated they will be the launch customer o...

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by 727200
Tue Mar 13, 2018 4:14 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA downsizing NYC for future B6 takeover?
Replies: 58
Views: 11735

Re: AA downsizing NYC for future B6 takeover?

And they will NOT merge with AA because the Fed's are not going to allow it. Doesn't matter how much AA pulls down JFK, they would also have to pull down BOS and various other cities as well. The Feds would make them give up so much, it isn't worth it.

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by 727200
Sun Mar 11, 2018 3:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Competition for Cuba flights sparks airline row: JetBlue at loggerheads with the US big three again
Replies: 69
Views: 9939

Re: Competition for Cuba flights sparks airline row: JetBlue at loggerheads with the US big three again

Or you mean to say that you hope B6 gets additional slots. Reality is they have MAJOR operational issues that are not being addressed and only take it out on passengers. You do not reward 'bad behavior' and the DOT should ignore them until those issues are corrected.

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by 727200
Sun Mar 11, 2018 4:48 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Competition for Cuba flights sparks airline row: JetBlue at loggerheads with the US big three again
Replies: 69
Views: 9939

Re: Competition for Cuba flights sparks airline row: JetBlue at loggerheads with the US big three again

B6 needs to focus on their own internal mess and quit trying to start fights with the big boys. Their approach reminds me of the same with a guy known as "Rocket man."

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by 727200
Sat Mar 03, 2018 2:23 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United eyes A330-800 for fleet replacement
Replies: 260
Views: 45941

Re: United eyes A330-800 for fleet replacement

Let's put it this way, United was a launching customer for the B747, B757,B767,B777, B787 and We'll be one of the First customers for the B797. We may get the A330 if Boeing plays hardball just like we bought the A320 and the A319 when Boeing played hardball with the pricing of the B737-400. They op...

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by 727200
Fri Mar 02, 2018 2:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: ORD $8.5B Expansion Deal - Update: City Council Approved
Replies: 359
Views: 40843

Re: ORD Expansion Deal - Update: AA Accuses City of Collusion w/ UA

AA is NOT going to leave ORD. They will continue their childish act, ramp up the temper tantrum, and then accept what the city will give them it's that simple. Parker obviously needs to go back to school and get a crash course in Chicago politics, because he flunked this one.

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by 727200
Thu Mar 01, 2018 8:53 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United eyes A330-800 for fleet replacement
Replies: 260
Views: 45941

Re: United eyes A330-800 for fleet replacement

A snowball in he'll has a better chance of survival than UA ever buying A-330. It's called negotiation ploy. Not gonna ever happen.

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by 727200
Thu Mar 01, 2018 3:31 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why doesn't AA build up DFW like DL has with ATL?
Replies: 37
Views: 5882

Re: Why doesn't AA build up DFW like DL has with ATL?

Probably because the actual cost of each flight is much cheaper in ATL than any of the major hubs served by any carrier. So of course you would flow where its cheaper and you can dominate. Basic supply and demand.

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by 727200
Thu Mar 01, 2018 3:26 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United warns of more layoffs in CLE
Replies: 47
Views: 6578

Re: United warns of more layoffs in CLE

CLE has been on death watch once the merger was approved. Especially with the major airport right down the street. The city didn't support the flights that co had in there, what did they expect. All we are waiting for is the funeral.

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by 727200
Wed Feb 28, 2018 10:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: ORD $8.5B Expansion Deal - Update: City Council Approved
Replies: 359
Views: 40843

Re: ORD Expansion Deal - Update: AA Accuses City of Collusion w/ UA

On paper AA may have some pull, but this is ORD and you could be King Kong but without the political coverage, your nothing more than a baby chimp in a Tarzan movie. They can't over play their hand or they will get crumbs and be happy with that. UA is in the drivers seat and everyone else is just al...

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by 727200
Wed Feb 28, 2018 3:55 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United tells pax her bag is too large, despite it fitting
Replies: 85
Views: 8935

Re: United Airlines Tells Flier Her bag is to Big, Despite it Fitting

She obviously has to use her body weight to force it in the 1st time. But like a typical passenger, she wants to argue that it fits. My understanding is it has to go it without assistance. If you have to push, your gonna pay.

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by 727200
Tue Feb 27, 2018 1:55 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: ORD $8.5B Expansion Deal - Update: City Council Approved
Replies: 359
Views: 40843

Re: ORD Expansion deal close

I did a quick count and though the diagram is not the best, but I see UA will have upwards of 77 gates and share another 12; total of 89? At least that what it shows with all the planes at the 3 concourses. If that is indeed the case, good luck to AA, DL, and anyone else because that is about 40-43%...

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by 727200
Sun Feb 25, 2018 7:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta refuses to upgrade US curling team gold winners
Replies: 122
Views: 20541

Re: Delta refuses to upgrade US curling team gold winners

Yes, although had I been on DL's PR team, my response would have been something like: "Congratulations on the gold! See us at the airport and we'll see what we can do." It's noncommittal and it looks better. Delta could then have reached out offline and said: "We're sorry, but we don'...

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by 727200
Wed Feb 21, 2018 4:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Polaris Promise Never Matched Reality
Replies: 211
Views: 27508

Re: United Polaris Promise Never Matched Reality

The problem is that the old UA no longer exists. Instead the folks from co run the show and as they have shown since day one of this 'equal merger' they have no clue how to run an American international airline. They are in the big league now but still act like they are only serving Waco, Lubbock, ...

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by 727200
Tue Feb 20, 2018 8:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Polaris Promise Never Matched Reality
Replies: 211
Views: 27508

Re: United Polaris Promise Never Matched Reality

The problem is that the old UA no longer exists. Instead the folks from co run the show and as they have shown since day one of this 'equal merger' they have no clue how to run an American international airline. They are in the big league now but still act like they are only serving Waco, Lubbock, a...

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by 727200
Mon Feb 19, 2018 3:03 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumor: AI to increase frequency on SFO, SYD, MEL
Replies: 84
Views: 9903

Re: Rumor: AI to increase frequency on SFO, SYD, MEL

DEL-SFO increase? Or is it Mumbai? Sounds to me that AI is trying to head off UA from serving Silicon Valley-India while they still can; at least if the rumors are true. They may not have the right equipment or even planes to serve the route(s) but they want to make sure UA doesn't out of their SFO ...

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by 727200
Mon Feb 19, 2018 2:58 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Jetblue is having an internal crisis
Replies: 52
Views: 15586

Re: Jetblue is having an internal crisis

Are the different employee groups paid less than their counter parts at other carriers of similar size? Not what they see other larger carriers being paid, but what a carrier of similar size, revenue, and employees are being paid. We all think we are being paid less than what we are worth, but just ...

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by 727200
Sun Feb 18, 2018 10:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LATAM B787-8 to Victorville (RR engine issues)
Replies: 86
Views: 27921

Re: LATAM B787-8 to the desert ( Victorville)

Except price. The deal that NW got on its order won't be repeated at this stage and I am positive if they tried to get that price, Boeing with such a huge back order would tell them to go pound sand. Not going to happen.

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by 727200
Thu Feb 15, 2018 8:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL 55 Serious Engine Issue at LOS
Replies: 49
Views: 16019

Re: DL 55 Serious Engine Issue at LOS

We will never know, but I wounder how many zero's had to go with DL 'apology?'

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by 727200
Thu Feb 15, 2018 4:25 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Aircraft Type with the most number of Hijackings
Replies: 8
Views: 1131

Re: Aircraft Type with the most number of Hijackings

Is this a real thread? You have the data, why put it out there? Especially on a topic like this. Use some common sense before engaging.

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by 727200
Tue Feb 13, 2018 10:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta wants to be the launch customer for 797
Replies: 171
Views: 24586

Re: Delta wants to be the launch customer for 797

I thought I read that UA and SW will be the launch customers; and more articles pointed to UA. Guess DL realized they missed the boat on the 787 and figure they better not be left all alone again.

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by 727200
Sun Feb 11, 2018 3:30 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Sonair ending Houston-Luanda service
Replies: 47
Views: 8283

Re: Sonair ending Houston-Luanda service

Sounds like a 'cash-only' airline would be the next offering.

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by 727200
Sat Feb 10, 2018 4:18 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Happy 55th birthday to the 727
Replies: 89
Views: 7062

Re: Happy 55th birthday to the 727

1) Yes the AA birds were some of the best looking ones out there; but Braniff had individual personality. 2) Was it the 100 or 200 that had the seat come out of the galley for the FA on take-off and landing? 3) Does anyone know about the 3 or is it 4 birds parked at Chino, Ca airport (CNO) that have...

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by 727200
Fri Feb 09, 2018 6:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Happy 55th birthday to the 727
Replies: 89
Views: 7062

Re: Happy 55th birthday to the 727

Best part were the rear air stairs on stretch '27

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by 727200
Thu Feb 08, 2018 3:54 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LATAM B787-8 to Victorville (RR engine issues)
Replies: 86
Views: 27921

Re: LATAM B787-8 to the desert ( Victorville)

I stand corrected.

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by 727200
Thu Feb 08, 2018 12:52 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 1st A330-800 emerges from the paint shop
Replies: 145
Views: 33314

Re: 1st A330-800 emerges from the paint shop

Paint job so-so; nothing spectacular.

But the plane itself is ugly. Looks like a fat seagull.

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by 727200
Wed Feb 07, 2018 3:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: L-1011 at ONT
Replies: 56
Views: 8993

Re: L-1011 at ONT

Wait, isn't there another L-1011 in MCI that recently flew there to the museum and is airworthy?

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by 727200
Wed Feb 07, 2018 2:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LATAM B787-8 to Victorville (RR engine issues)
Replies: 86
Views: 27921

Re: LATAM B787-8 to the desert ( Victorville)

What does DL have to do with 787-8 and RR engines? A plane DL has never taken and regreats. On a different note: I noticed you will inject DL in pretty much every topic you post regardless 8f its germain to topic.

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by 727200
Wed Feb 07, 2018 1:36 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: ONT taking design bids for their new International terminal.
Replies: 37
Views: 3863

Re: ONT taking design bids for their new International terminal.

Having flown out of there on a number of occasions i will say, you could close one, or both of the terminals and make it strictly FIS and the loss of terminal, gates, or facilities would not be missed. The shops are closed, there are no passengers, and the place is a ghost town. Its a waste to spend...

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by 727200
Tue Feb 06, 2018 3:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: ONT taking design bids for their new International terminal.
Replies: 37
Views: 3863

Re: ONT taking design bids for their new International terminal.

Why? Have any of these administrative geniuses taken a walk at ANY time of day or night ans seen the obvious. There are no customers in any of the concourses. People dont use this airport and there are more employees than passengers. Lets not even begin discussion on the IE and how it still hasnt re...

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by 727200
Mon Feb 05, 2018 2:21 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: L-1011 at ONT
Replies: 56
Views: 8993

Re: L-1011 at ONT

Wow, only one left and there is also only one simulator. Amazing that they would continue with only one each because the cost has to be out there, but then with tax laws and deductions I guess this can go for a while.

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by 727200
Sat Feb 03, 2018 4:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Reuters: United to consider Airbus A321 NEO.
Replies: 233
Views: 36688

Re: Reuters: United to consider Airbus A321 NEO.

I wonder what it takes to take Boeing out of their doldrums, maybe if they loose this customer or one of the unthinkables (Ryanair-Southwest), they will finally bite the bullet and launch the new SA and MOM... The last time Boeing lost United, it was over their bid to replace the 727-222s with 737-...

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by 727200
Thu Feb 01, 2018 7:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UPS announces order for 14 747-8F and 4 767F
Replies: 169
Views: 24616

Re: UPS announces order for 14 747-8F and 4 767F

Just when we thought she old Queen was on her last breath, she jumps out of the hospital bed, pulls all the tubing out and grabs a skateboard and off she goes! Congratulations to UPS, and Boeing for letting her be a kid again.

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by 727200
Sat Jan 27, 2018 1:26 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Air Force One Needs New Refrigerators. They Cost $24 Million
Replies: 72
Views: 4667

Re: Air Force One Needs New Refrigerators. They Cost $24 Million

$24M for 26 refrigerators; about $900K apiece? Someones brother in-law is retiring off this. Ridiculous. There are two identical VC-25's, aka "Air Force One's". Tail numbers 28000 and 29000. That means your calculation is off by 100%. Better luck next time. No it wpuld be off by 50% since...

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by 727200
Sat Jan 27, 2018 1:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Number of 777's produced will soon pass number of 747's produced
Replies: 24
Views: 5487

Re: Number of 777's produced will soon pass number of 747's produced

I am impressed with how 777 will pass the 747 in a shorter time span.

On a separate note: enough from the fan boys. This is a thread on 777 and 747. Go create your own thread and once again, quit trying to hijack one to fit your views children.

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by 727200
Fri Jan 26, 2018 1:52 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Status of ex-SQ A380 9V-SKA?
Replies: 12
Views: 3166

Re: Status of ex-SQ A380 9V-SKA?

Not even 12 years old and the sharks are circling to tear her apart.

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