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by DTWorld
Wed Feb 21, 2018 5:20 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Icelandair livery coming
Replies: 101
Views: 14573

Re: Subtle livery change for Icelandair

Also is it just me, or does it look like the shade of blue on the tail is lighter?

Sad to see this. Icelandair had such a simple yet classy livery that I loved seeing. At least we still have the aurora paints which are beyond gorgeous.

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by DTWorld
Tue Feb 13, 2018 3:55 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What Are Delta’s Premium Routes?
Replies: 51
Views: 5848

Re: What Are Delta’s Premium Routes?

A case can be made for NGO imo. Lots of Toyota executives on that flight as well. Heck, in DTW they have several Japanese agents who -in addition to the mundane tasks of a gate agent - are assigned to meet people who pay extra for their ticket to be escorted through customs. I've seen it with NRT as...

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by DTWorld
Tue Feb 06, 2018 3:02 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Aircraft you are/ were always excited to fly on
Replies: 30
Views: 1132

Re: Aircraft you are/ were always excited to fly on

As an enthusiast, just about any new plane would get me excited. Otherwise, I'd have to say... Boeing 747. To me, it always meant I was going somewhere far both geographically and culturally from what I considered home. In one case, it was going somewhere that already felt like home to me for the fi...

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by DTWorld
Sat Feb 03, 2018 11:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Is HND Now the Main Airport in Tokyo?
Replies: 44
Views: 7443

Re: Is HND Now the Main Airport in Tokyo?

The last time I visited Narita, it was not uncommon to see several A380s serving NRT from the likes of AF, LH, and SQ among others. Now I only saw three when I was there a few weeks ago spotting with a local a.netter. I'm not sure, but I don't think HND will be able to handle multiple A380s. Someone...

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by DTWorld
Sat Feb 03, 2018 7:57 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A350 Production/Delivery Thread 2018
Replies: 347
Views: 112800

Re: Airbus A350 Production/Delivery Thread 2018

Late in the handover/acceptance process of this particular aircraft an issue showed up again with the electrically actuated lavatory seat levelling mechanism. Improper adjustment of this device may cause injuries to persons seated when using the lavatory, particularly if the aircraft is encounterin...

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by DTWorld
Tue Jan 30, 2018 6:57 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United denies boarding to an Emotional Support Peacock
Replies: 111
Views: 21619

Re: United denies boarding to an Emotional Support Peacock

What next, an emotional support jellyfish?

Don't get me wrong I am a dog person, but this whole emotional support stuff has largely gone off the rails. I could've sworn I heard rumors of an emotional support tarantula at one point.

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by DTWorld
Thu Jan 18, 2018 5:41 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Air Lines Network Thread - 2018
Replies: 292
Views: 26213

Re: Delta Air Lines Network Thread 2018

I can't help but feel a bit surprised that DTW-GDL keeps getting ignored.

Other than that, I'd love to see DTW-MUC go year round.

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by DTWorld
Wed Jan 17, 2018 8:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Widebody Thread - 2018
Replies: 160
Views: 21407

Re: Delta Widebody Thread - 2018

https://www.flightradar24.com/DAL189/10279599
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N503DN flew the inaugural DTW-PEK route today. It will become a daily A359 on 23 February.

https://www.flightradar24.com/DAL189/10279599

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by DTWorld
Thu Jan 11, 2018 6:49 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Have you landed at the alphabet?
Replies: 55
Views: 2540

Re: Have you landed at the alphabet?

It was a bit tricky memorizing all the places I've been. I may need to keep a word file of this or something to help keep track. A-- AMS, ANC, ARN, ATL, AUS B-- BNA, BOS C-- CDG, CGH, CLT, CMX, CPH, CTS, CVG D-- DCA, DEN, DFW, DTW E--EYW F-- FLL, FNT, FRA, FSZ, FUK G--GRR, GRU H-- HIJ, HND, HNL I-- ...

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by DTWorld
Sat Dec 30, 2017 5:02 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Cseries orders for 2017
Replies: 215
Views: 60988

Re: Cseries orders for 2017

Didn't an undisclosed European carrier order some as well? Perhaps we'll hear more about that one soon.

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by DTWorld
Sat Dec 30, 2017 4:58 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WoW Appears off to a good start from DTW
Replies: 40
Views: 5970

Re: WoW Appears off to a good start from DTW

Wake me up if they upgauged the capacity before the route started. Otherwise, this is purely hearsay and wishful thinking which seems common of many of the a.netters in my neck of the woods.

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by DTWorld
Sat Dec 23, 2017 12:40 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Korean Air takes delivery of first CS300 aircraft
Replies: 35
Views: 10357

Re: Korean Air takes delivery of first CS300 aircraft

I read somewhere that the delivery flight is to GMP, perhaps indicating it will be doing some domestic runs and/or markets into China and Japan.

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by DTWorld
Fri Dec 15, 2017 5:43 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: British Airways Retro 77W Coming Soon?
Replies: 18
Views: 4971

Re: British Airways Retro 77W Coming Soon?

LAX772LR wrote:
an A380 in the Landor livery


:pray:

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by DTWorld
Fri Dec 15, 2017 5:42 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: The #1 city to visit is Seville. In second place is... WHAT?!?!
Replies: 19
Views: 1115

Re: The #1 city to visit is Seville. In second place is... WHAT?!?!

I'd say Marvin's Marvelous Mechanical Museum, but that is really an arcade at the end of the day MARVIN'S IS STILL THERE??? I dunno why this should make me so happy; it's not as if I'm likely to ever visit it again, but I'm glad to know it's survived the years since I was a kid. The founder did pas...

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by DTWorld
Fri Dec 15, 2017 5:34 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta orders 100 P&W powered A321neo aircraft, plus 100 options
Replies: 377
Views: 83329

Re: Delta orders 100 P&W powered A321neo aircraft, plus 100 options

How many A321CEOs are still to be delivered for DL? For the sake of being thorough, I included all the outstanding deliveries for recent orders (and options) A321ceo = 92 A321neo = 100 + 100 options* A330neo = 25 A359 = 29 CS100 = 75 outstanding orders** 739 = 42 outstanding orders * - possible con...

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by DTWorld
Tue Dec 12, 2017 6:26 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: The #1 city to visit is Seville. In second place is... WHAT?!?!
Replies: 19
Views: 1115

Re: The #1 city to visit is Seville. In second place is... WHAT?!?!

Cue the DTW crowd in 3...2...1... :duck: Even I am scratching my head on that. Don't get me wrong I love my hometown and all, but I always have a challenge trying to make recommendations on touristy things to do for people visiting or when I have friends / relatives coming to visit..I compare Detroi...

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by DTWorld
Fri Dec 08, 2017 11:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737 MAX Production Thread - Part 1
Replies: 846
Views: 245425

Re: Boeing 737 MAX Production Thread - Part 1

Any idea when the first 737 Max for G3 (aka GOL) will make an appearance?

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by DTWorld
Fri Dec 08, 2017 6:05 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Detroit Air Service Discussion 2017
Replies: 1784
Views: 132236

Re: Detroit Air Service Discussion 2017

FWIW, per a UofM study, here's Metro Detroit's estimated foreign-born population in 2014: 01. India - 46,000 02. Iraq - 36,000 03. Mexico 34,400 04. Canada - 24,300 05. China - 18,000 06. Lebanon - 17,800 07. Philippines - 12,700 08. Germany - 11,600 09. Korea - 11,200 10. Poland - 11,000 The large...

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by DTWorld
Mon Dec 04, 2017 6:47 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Silverdome implosion fail
Replies: 13
Views: 2334

Silverdome implosion fail

http://www.cnn.com/2017/12/03/us/detroi ... index.html

Now, who said the Lions had a horrible defensive lineup? :spit: :duck:
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A part of my childhood died inside me on Sunday morning...from laughing hysterically at this.

http://www.cnn.com/2017/12/03/us/detroi ... index.html

Now, who said the Lions had a horrible defensive lineup? :spit: :duck:

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by DTWorld
Wed Nov 29, 2017 7:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LATAM announces GRU-BOS Nonstop eff 1Jul18
Replies: 5
Views: 1501

Re: LATAM announces GRU-BOS Nonstop eff 1Jul18

I think so. Congrats, BOS!

Now if only BOS can get KE to return.

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by DTWorld
Wed Nov 29, 2017 1:37 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Delay Coding
Replies: 17
Views: 1997

Re: Delay Coding

This is where it gets a little hairy - if a flight sustains even a 1 min delay, some entity will be tagged and held responsible for that delay. This code (at least in the hub stations) is discussed ad nauseam, often with management intervention, to ensure that the code is assigned to the "righ...

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by DTWorld
Mon Nov 27, 2017 4:05 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Flat Earth will finally be proven ...
Replies: 50
Views: 2190

Re: Flat Earth will finally be proven ...

If the world were indeed flat, then wouldn't all the cats of the world have knocked everything off of it by now? :duck:

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by DTWorld
Thu Nov 23, 2017 7:47 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Comfy 13hr Ride on Turkish 777 Business Class: SFO to IST
Replies: 11
Views: 9362

Re: Comfy 13hr Ride on Turkish 777 Business Class: SFO to IST

Lovely report. It's unfortunate that TK is switching catering as that food looks delicious, even the breakfast which is something that seems like an afterthought.

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by DTWorld
Wed Nov 22, 2017 1:28 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Spirit partners with Disney to improve customer service
Replies: 51
Views: 7060

Re: Spirit partners with Disney to improve customer service

New jingle....It's a small fee after all? :rotfl: You have won the internet today. Having been stuck on that ride at an early age with the soundtrack still playing in total darkness for 45 minutes, I spat out my drink laughing hysterically only to be reminded of that memory I desperately tried repr...

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by DTWorld
Tue Nov 21, 2017 3:44 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: How does Delta like their A350 so far?
Replies: 86
Views: 28794

Re: How does Delta like their A350 so far?

I will say since the 350's have been introduced as well as the 77L on the PVG flight, the number of IROPs dropped overnight.

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by DTWorld
Sun Nov 19, 2017 9:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A320neo family production thread - 2015-2017 (part 7)
Replies: 2436
Views: 388309

Re: Airbus A320neo Family Production Thread - Part 7

Is there anything new going on with the Azores A321?

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by DTWorld
Wed Nov 15, 2017 1:20 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Pet peeves you have about flight attendants
Replies: 45
Views: 3698

Re: Pet peeves you have about flight attendants

I had one F/A purser on a flight to SLC over a year ago. Very junior, but obviously loved hearing the sound of his own voice. Every bump we had, he went on for 10 seconds on the whole "seat belts even when the sign is off blah blah blah" announcement. What made it worse is as we were taxi...

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by DTWorld
Mon Nov 13, 2017 1:54 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Pet peeves you have about flight attendants
Replies: 45
Views: 3698

Re: Pet peeves you have about flight attendants

I had one F/A purser on a flight to SLC over a year ago. Very junior, but obviously loved hearing the sound of his own voice. Every bump we had, he went on for 10 seconds on the whole "seat belts even when the sign is off blah blah blah" announcement. What made it worse is as we were taxin...

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by DTWorld
Thu Nov 09, 2017 5:11 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Aircraft types airlines never got to fly despite livery applied
Replies: 49
Views: 6241

Re: Aircraft types airlines never got to fly despite livery applied

Very interesting thread. This airline was based in Okinawa if I recall correctly. I don't recall the exact story, but I think the 767 in question went to Skymark. It is a unique livery that I do like. An earlier thread on them revealed the following: Lequios Airlines was established by a group of lo...

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by DTWorld
Mon Nov 06, 2017 1:37 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Which city may become JAL’s next international destination?
Replies: 199
Views: 23209

Re: Which city may become JAL’s next international destination?

BNA, RDU, AUS or PHL. Please stop 1. Does the fact that my home airport is in my username give you the right to automatically judge me as a troll? 2. All of the above-mentioned places have either large, growing metropolitan areas with a growing tech industry present or a large Oneworld following (e...

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by DTWorld
Sat Nov 04, 2017 6:01 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: What distance is too short for a plane but too far by car?
Replies: 173
Views: 19545

Re: What distance is too short for a plane but too far by car?

DTW-IND. I haven't flown it (done the reverse from an IROP a few years ago), but it's about 45 minutes in the air, or a six-hour drive. I have an aunt who lives in Carmel, and I often dreaded the drive while in college for Thanksgiving because of the driving time where any decent, meaningful convers...

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by DTWorld
Wed Nov 01, 2017 1:55 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Employees to Get New Uniforms
Replies: 106
Views: 12864

Re: Delta Employees to Get New Uniforms

I'm slowly getting myself conditioned to seeing the passport plum. I'm relieved the gray is going to be darker per employee feedback as there's no way I'm taking the blazer in to my local dry cleaner every other week. Also the pink uniforms will be coming back next October, but to everyone's relief ...

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by DTWorld
Mon Oct 30, 2017 2:09 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: First Delta A350 Revnue Flight T-24 Hours and Counting!!
Replies: 88
Views: 18008

Re: First Delta A350 Revnue Flight T-24 Hours and Counting!!

I intend on going into work early to see any festivities for the inaugural. I did get a phone wallet with the 350 on it, but that's about it.

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by DTWorld
Sat Oct 28, 2017 6:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL - Mood lighting procedures and usage.
Replies: 15
Views: 2959

Re: DL - Mood lighting procedures and usage.

I have seen this on a few of my flights as well, but I have to agree that the blue lighting on the 757 is really bad and gives me a headache very quickly.

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by DTWorld
Fri Oct 27, 2017 6:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL70 ATL-AMS October 26, 2017
Replies: 16
Views: 4529

Re: DL70 ATL-AMS October 26, 2017

Does anyone know what the original next flight was for the aircraft comprising DAL9928? I’m curious to see how Delta handles it. I noticed Delta cancelled AMS DTW flight 135 today and also found out that KLM is currently flying 777-300 to Atlanta , as far as I know they normally fly 777-200 so prob...

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by DTWorld
Fri Oct 27, 2017 5:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Aloha! Hawaiian Airlines takes delivery of first A321neo
Replies: 95
Views: 18719

Re: Aloha! Hawaiian Airlines takes delivery of first A321neo

Hands down the prettiest A321 I have seen. Congratulations, HA!

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by DTWorld
Wed Oct 25, 2017 4:04 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Azores Airlines livery
Replies: 55
Views: 12767

Re: New Azores Airlines livery

Clever use of the QR code. It may seem a bit odd to some, but the alternative of having a web address emblazoned across the entire fuselage looks tacky.

Also I do hope the blue around the doors is just tape after being painted, otherwise it would look a bit weird.

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by DTWorld
Tue Oct 24, 2017 1:59 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Most-missed US Major
Replies: 68
Views: 5351

Re: Most-missed US Major

America West. I always liked their livery, but I heard the service was so-so. Northwest - This is an obvious choice as I live in the DTW area and have flown on their DC-9's more times than I care to count growing up. Their service wasn't all too great (I had a nightmare of a day getting to TPA once)...

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by DTWorld
Tue Oct 10, 2017 7:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AM to move their AMS flights to EIN because of sponsorship?
Replies: 7
Views: 1866

Re: AM to move their AMS flights to EIN because of sponsorship?

Highly unlikely. Supporting a sponsor in a city with a population no more than 250,000 and you can get to/from AMS in an hour anyways versus one of Europe's major connecting hubs where you happen to have an alliance partner (KL) being the dominant carrier to easily fill your flight (AM). By that log...

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by DTWorld
Fri Oct 06, 2017 12:31 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest passenger forcibly removed from flight with pet allergy
Replies: 195
Views: 14317

Re: Woman dragged of SWA flight was pregnant

The actual event occurred about a week ago, so it's obvious that she is trying to cover her tracks.

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by DTWorld
Tue Oct 03, 2017 1:55 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LH introduces revised livery
Replies: 1082
Views: 194414

Re: Rumor: LH might introduce a new/revised livery in 2018

Say it ain't so. I love how LH's livery is so practical and straight forward with such an iconic logo. How quintessentially German!

IF they do anything so dramatic with rebranding themselves, I pray they don't do anything as dramatic as AA.

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by DTWorld
Fri Sep 29, 2017 2:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Strategy for the last 10 years
Replies: 22
Views: 2812

Re: Delta Strategy for the last 10 years

I don't want this to turn into a union topic, but a case can easily be made for the ready reserve program contributing to profitability.

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by DTWorld
Fri Sep 29, 2017 6:00 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta A330neo Predictions
Replies: 22
Views: 3551

Re: Delta A330neo Predictions

Anything currently served by a 330 (e.g. anything to/from AMS) is more or less a given. What I'd be interested is for some of the routes currently served by a 76W/764 such as STR. That is of course if they are indeed replacing the 767s but I'd wait to see what happens with the MoM project from Boein...

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by DTWorld
Mon Sep 25, 2017 5:29 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: CSeries - Flight Testing And Production Thread (Part 2)
Replies: 1857
Views: 243403

Re: CSeries - Flight Testing And Production Thread (Part 2)

Have any routes been announced from KE for the CSeries? I'm wanting to guess it will be some secondary markets in Japan and/or China.

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by DTWorld
Sun Sep 24, 2017 3:00 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why no DTW-HNL?
Replies: 62
Views: 8832

Re: Why no DTW-HNL?

I can easily roast some of the trolls living in my hometown, but in all seriousness you really begin to notice the demographics of where you live when you find yourself at Disneyworld and nearly every other person you see is wearing a U of M or MSU sweatshirt. Yes I can't stand going to MCO for that...

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by DTWorld
Sun Sep 24, 2017 1:46 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Has Delta ever regularly flown the 777 out of DTW?
Replies: 9
Views: 1991

Re: Has Delta ever regularly flown the 777 out of DTW?

While the 777 isn't common here in DTW, it has made several appearances here from DL. I don't recall a CDG flight being flown by one (save for the upcoming AF 772 in February / March if memory serves me right). but everything else such as all the Asia flights and AMS do ring a bell in my head. Even ...

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by DTWorld
Fri Sep 22, 2017 12:22 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Turkish Airlines to purchase up to 40 787-9 aircraft
Replies: 154
Views: 23610

Re: Turkish Orders 40 787 Dreamliners

At last, the rumor came to fruition.

It looks lovely. Now if only they can send it my way to DTW when the time comes! :cloudnine:

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by DTWorld
Sat Sep 16, 2017 1:54 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA upgauges AUS to 747 starting Summer 2018
Replies: 95
Views: 16238

Re: BA upgauges AUS to 747 starting Summer 2018

I've never set foot in Texas, but I am pleasantly surprised at seeing this news. Wishing BA all the success with the 747.

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