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by Runway28L
Fri Jul 20, 2018 11:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2018
Replies: 1019
Views: 98164

Re: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2018

Here is the article mentioning PIT-MDT being dropped: http://triblive.com/local/allegheny/13885485-74/pittsburgh-international-airport-loses-service-to-harrisburg This I find to be the most interesting tidbit: Several other regional carriers that do not already operate at the airport have expressed ...

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by Runway28L
Fri Jul 20, 2018 8:37 pm
Forum: Photography Feedback
Topic: Pre-Screening DL747
Replies: 15
Views: 314

Re: Pre-Screening DL747

VH004: Looks ok N462KC: Needs a touch of CCW, building in the background doesn't look upright JAL re-edit: Still looks a bit HIF, probably could lower the frame just a tad. I have to agree with the CCW rejection though, as annoying as it is being missed the first time. The building in the background...

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by Runway28L
Fri Jul 20, 2018 8:22 pm
Forum: Photography Feedback
Topic: Pre Screen Feedback Please
Replies: 178
Views: 4166

Re: Pre Screen Feedback Please

Area around the cockpit looks a bit soft/blurry. I'd say 50/50.

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by Runway28L
Fri Jul 20, 2018 4:37 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Can you tell what engine a plane is using just by looking at it?
Replies: 24
Views: 1824

Re: Can you tell what engine a plane is using just by looking at it?

Here's a comparison of a GE powered 787 and and RR powered one. 5077209,5071175 The GEnx appears to have a lower number of fan bladed than the RR Trent 1000 but has a larger center spiral. The RR is also labeled on the side most of the time whereas the GE rarely is, but it depends on the airline som...

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by Runway28L
Thu Jul 19, 2018 5:59 pm
Forum: Photography Feedback
Topic: Improvements and Opinions
Replies: 221
Views: 7372

Re: Improvements and Opinions

Thanks, Kas. A few more... http://imgproc.airliners.net/photos/airliners/3/9/5/5097593.jpg?v=v4559c6ac65b http://imgproc.airliners.net/photos/airliners/1/1/5/5097511.jpg?v=v4757f834a20 http://imgproc.airliners.net/photos/airliners/7/7/4/5097477.jpg?v=v40b8d2683ed http://imgproc.airliners.net/photos/...

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by Runway28L
Thu Jul 19, 2018 2:34 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2018
Replies: 1019
Views: 98164

Re: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2018

Another interesting flight, this B763 that originated in Romania and flew in via Frankfurt Hahn last night. https://flightaware.com/live/flight/CMB300/history/20180717/1851Z/EDFH/KPIT I believe this might have been Omni Air. Omni is know to do military charters, so I imagine this was one of those. ...

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by Runway28L
Wed Jul 18, 2018 8:25 pm
Forum: Photography Feedback
Topic: Pre Screen Feedback Please
Replies: 178
Views: 4166

Re: Pre Screen Feedback Please

Still seeing grain on the underside of the fuselage as well as where there are shadows.

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by Runway28L
Wed Jul 18, 2018 7:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Thunderstorm/ATC Delays & Diversions: NYC/DC/PHL/BOS 7.17.18
Replies: 32
Views: 3804

Re: Thunderstorm/ATC Delays & Diversions: NYC/DC/PHL/BOS 7.17.18

Has anyone every been on a Sermon flight? What's the experience like and how bumpy can it get up there? Not entirely sure if it was a Sermon flight or not, but my PHL-PIT flight Monday was capped at 8,000ft the entire flight due to weather in Southwestern PA. Before departure, the pilots told us th...

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by Runway28L
Wed Jul 18, 2018 5:20 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Thunderstorm/ATC Delays & Diversions: NYC/DC/PHL/BOS 7.17.18
Replies: 32
Views: 3804

Re: Thunderstorm/ATC Delays & Diversions: NYC/DC/PHL/BOS 7.17.18

2nd day in a row where BOS had a ground stop. There was one Monday morning due to heavy fog which caused my LGA flight to cancel and my rebooked PHL flight to arrive late.

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by Runway28L
Tue Jul 17, 2018 7:41 pm
Forum: Photography Feedback
Topic: Improvements and Opinions
Replies: 221
Views: 7372

Re: Improvements and Opinions

http://imgproc.airliners.net/photos/air ... 62f45fb103

Please disregard the link to the third image above. I found something I didn't like and re-edited it. New version below:
http://imgproc.airliners.net/photos/air ... ca9b6a1a68
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Runway28L wrote:

Please disregard the link to the third image above. I found something I didn't like and re-edited it. New version below:
http://imgproc.airliners.net/photos/air ... ca9b6a1a68

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by Runway28L
Tue Jul 17, 2018 12:39 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2018
Replies: 1019
Views: 98164

Re: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2018

Here is also a view of the progress taking place on the 911th's ramp. That hangar is going up really quick I must say.

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The Charlie pad construction looks like it's nearing completion as well.

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by Runway28L
Mon Jul 16, 2018 3:39 pm
Forum: Photography Feedback
Topic: Improvements and Opinions
Replies: 221
Views: 7372

Re: Improvements and Opinions

Hi, could someone please give thoughts on these? http://imgproc.airliners.net/photos/airliners/5/4/5/5095545.jpg?v=v4d3c4aa0d27 http://imgproc.airliners.net/photos/airliners/1/4/5/5095541.jpg?v=v4864e69f5a7 http://imgproc.airliners.net/photos/airliners/9/3/5/5095539.jpg?v=v462f45fb103 The last one i...

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by Runway28L
Mon Jul 16, 2018 1:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2018
Replies: 1019
Views: 98164

Re: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2018

Cush wrote:
Hey everyone. What ever happened with those Copa flights that were in the works a while ago? I am guessing they fell through and never worked out?

Didn’t Volaris apply for flights to PIT too? Like around 3-4 years ago? I remember they had planned to but government approval was pending.

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by Runway28L
Sun Jul 15, 2018 1:59 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Is DCA the closest thing to Kai Tak in the US?
Replies: 37
Views: 2049

Re: Is DCA the closest thing to Kai Tak in the US?

RWY 31 visual at LGA also.

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by Runway28L
Sun Jul 15, 2018 1:56 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Flying without one winglet
Replies: 18
Views: 3100

Re: Flying without one winglet

Not sure if it’s still flying around like this but I came across photos very recently of an EI A332 flying around with one winglet missing (might have been the one that hit the parking garage at SFO?)

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by Runway28L
Thu Jul 12, 2018 12:40 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WN livery repaints discussion thread
Replies: 191
Views: 37960

Re: WN livery repaints discussion thread

New Mexico One with the updated tail in case anyone was wondering... http://pbs.twimg.com/media/Dh2gVqZW0AIdBzf.jpg:large http://twitter.com/JetTipNet/status/1017146007379947522 Only differences are the new font and the flap track fairings being grey instead of yellow. Probably not necessary to have...

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by Runway28L
Thu Jul 12, 2018 12:25 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2018
Replies: 1019
Views: 98164

Re: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2018

I think DL would have a problem moving to the odd B or even A gates. I think there is a taxiway limitation with larger aircraft on those ramps. Since DL uses the 757 and 767 (on some subs), this would not work on these gates. Someone in the know about PIT may be able to confirm. It would be an issu...

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by Runway28L
Wed Jul 11, 2018 8:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2018
Replies: 1019
Views: 98164

Re: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2018

How easy was PIT for international connections back then? I have seen the customs area and one could take the escalator and get back to the main terminal. Is that how it used to work? Appreciate any insights. I worked in the International arrivals are during the heyday of US ops (FRA/CDG/LGW + Char...

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by Runway28L
Wed Jul 11, 2018 5:09 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta’s 747
Replies: 2
Views: 1385

Re: Delta’s 747

I can't speak for #1. But for #2, I imagine those younger ones were closer to their next heavy check than the older ones were and DL decided it didn't make sense financially to put them through an expensive check and retire them a little while later.

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by Runway28L
Tue Jul 10, 2018 9:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA2734 B788 FTW-IAD?
Replies: 6
Views: 2026

Re: UA2734

FTW has a paint facility which UA and a few other airlines have used in the past. I think the UA B788s are starting to come up on their first repaint cycle. Another UA B788, N45905, exited FTW yesterday after repaint according to the UA Fleet Status thread. So, with this repaint, are they maintaini...

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by Runway28L
Tue Jul 10, 2018 9:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2018
Replies: 1019
Views: 98164

Re: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2018

http://pittsburgh.cbslocal.com/2018/07/ ... sure-list/
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"Pittsburgh International Airport Ranked One Of The Best Yet Again"

http://pittsburgh.cbslocal.com/2018/07/ ... sure-list/

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by Runway28L
Tue Jul 10, 2018 8:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JetBlue Orders 60 Airbus A220-300
Replies: 354
Views: 46842

Re: JetBlue Orders 60 Airbus A220-300

Huge boost to the program. Hopefully the domino theory begins to apply itself and more airlines follow with orders. I guess my flight on a B6 E190 this Friday will have a bit more value attached to it. There have been mentions that B6 also secured earlier slot deliveries for the A321neo. Any truth t...

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by Runway28L
Tue Jul 10, 2018 6:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA2734 B788 FTW-IAD?
Replies: 6
Views: 2026

Re: UA2734

FTW has a paint facility which UA and a few other airlines have used in the past. I think the UA B788s are starting to come up on their first repaint cycle.

Another UA B788, N45905, exited FTW yesterday after repaint according to the UA Fleet Status thread.

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by Runway28L
Tue Jul 10, 2018 5:29 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boston aviation - 2018
Replies: 1144
Views: 98254

Re: Boston aviation - 2018

Are AA's flights still split up in Concourse B at BOS? Like are the L-US ops at B4-B19 still segregated from the L-AA ops in B30-B36? If they are, is there a plan in place yet to try and move their ops into a single area like Massport did for UA? Yes. Massport is well under way on an expansion proj...

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by Runway28L
Tue Jul 10, 2018 5:25 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Couple in hot water over "Stupid" stunt at SXM
Replies: 44
Views: 8938

Re: Couple in hot water over "Stupid" stunt at SXM

I totally agree with the notion that there is an illusion with this photo making whatever the couple were doing seem dangerous. I can see why an optical illusion like this could make a report mistaken. But to then claim that they were in "hot water" just based off of outrage from random Tw...

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by Runway28L
Tue Jul 10, 2018 5:06 am
Forum: Photography Feedback
Topic: Improvements and Opinions
Replies: 221
Views: 7372

Re: Improvements and Opinions

Well... the AA A320 was rejected on appeal. :roll: "Blurry, Quality, and Underexposed" Here is the link once again. http://imgproc.airliners.net/photos/airliners/9/3/5/5065539.jpg?v=v49921bf5fda Not sure what could be done other than maybe the exposure. There was no indication of blurry in...

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by Runway28L
Mon Jul 09, 2018 11:31 pm
Forum: Photography Feedback
Topic: Improvements and Opinions
Replies: 221
Views: 7372

Re: Improvements and Opinions

I would let the Star Alliance 737 go. Quality seems poor with quite poor light as well. I will have removed it from my queue and will hopefully find a better image of it. Unfortunately, the lighting is something I have to deal with since the primary landing runway here that has way better lighting ...

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by Runway28L
Mon Jul 09, 2018 4:47 pm
Forum: Photography Feedback
Topic: Improvements and Opinions
Replies: 221
Views: 7372

Re: Improvements and Opinions

Thanks, Harry! AA A320 : I'll tend to agree with "Unerexposed" since i think it could be brighter. Sharpness seems not bad to me. BTW, it has colour issue for me. It looks kind of cyan/blue (Could be fixed easily). So the image still looks cyan? :scratchchin: I added +3 red in PS to cancel...

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by Runway28L
Mon Jul 09, 2018 6:22 am
Forum: Photography Feedback
Topic: Improvements and Opinions
Replies: 221
Views: 7372

Re: Improvements and Opinions

Along with the image in the post above, could someone offer me thoughts on these two? Thanks! http://imgproc.airliners.net/photos/airliners/1/2/7/5075721.jpg?v=v46234babe4f http://imgproc.airliners.net/photos/airliners/7/4/2/5085247.jpg?v=v449ce4fcac0 I have a feeling the second one might be a littl...

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by Runway28L
Sun Jul 08, 2018 10:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2018
Replies: 1019
Views: 98164

Re: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2018

Unable to confirm yet but it looks like AS is going to operate out of D85 next to NK. There is major work about to take place at that gate as it has been mostly walled off.

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by Runway28L
Sun Jul 08, 2018 5:16 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest is America's favorite 'value airline' brand
Replies: 75
Views: 5666

Re: Southwest is America's favorite 'value airline' brand

WN would get more business from me if they installed power ports on their seats. The business case for it is weak since many of their flights are less than 3 hours long, but let's not forget the transcon flights...battery life can only last so long. In the meantime, the legacies are ahead if it mea...

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by Runway28L
Sat Jul 07, 2018 6:04 pm
Forum: Photography Feedback
Topic: Pre Screen Feedback Please
Replies: 178
Views: 4166

Re: Pre Screen Feedback Please

I actually think that it's the nose of the QF B738 that looks soft. The tail and rear fuselage look ok to me. I agree that the Scoot B788 needs more contrast. The Air Canada likely won't make it. Appears backlit and the entire underside of the fuselage has quite a bit of noise as well as haloing by ...

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by Runway28L
Sat Jul 07, 2018 5:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2018
Replies: 1019
Views: 98164

Re: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2018

They currently show both DL 763 flights arriving and departing on C60. I would expect a gate change on one of them prior to this afternoon. This would be a great photo opportunity. Too bad I am in Missouri. I imagine the inbound CDG flight will park at C59 or C61 (likely C59 since DE isn't operatin...

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by Runway28L
Sat Jul 07, 2018 3:47 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2018
Replies: 1019
Views: 98164

Re: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2018

Two DL B763s are scheduled to arrive at the same time tomorrow afternoon. One for the CDG flight and the other is ferrying in from ATL... appears that an equipment swap at PIT will be taking place. Should be a good photo opportunity if anyone is interested.

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by Runway28L
Fri Jul 06, 2018 11:39 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: What are driving some routes ?
Replies: 32
Views: 3192

Re: What are driving some routes ?

DL DTW-NGO for the auto industry is another obvious one.

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by Runway28L
Fri Jul 06, 2018 4:49 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What were the specifics of American's 2011 order for 460 Airbus jets?
Replies: 28
Views: 7390

Re: What were the specifics of American's 2011 order for 460 Airbus jets?

Ironically, didn't US have the previous record for the largest airplane order? They made a massive order of 400 A319/A320/A321s in 1996 just after their rebrand. As well as 30 A333s two years later.

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by Runway28L
Thu Jul 05, 2018 5:45 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Has anyone ever transferred from WN to an International flight?
Replies: 10
Views: 564

Re: Has anyone ever transferred from WN to an International flight?

I had to help a family member of mine book a flight on WN PIT-LAX to connect onto AA LAX-PVG. Granted, it was the only option. Anything else would've involved double connecting or spending a night in a hotel. He did complain about going from T1 to TBIT being less than ideal. Now would I do it? Depen...

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by Runway28L
Thu Jul 05, 2018 1:12 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boston aviation - 2018
Replies: 1144
Views: 98254

Re: Boston aviation - 2018

Are AA's flights still split up in Concourse B at BOS? Like are the L-US ops at B4-B19 still segregated from the L-AA ops in B30-B36?

If they are, is there a plan in place yet to try and move their ops into a single area like Massport did for UA?

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by Runway28L
Wed Jul 04, 2018 8:36 pm
Forum: Photography Feedback
Topic: Improvements and Opinions
Replies: 221
Views: 7372

Re: Improvements and Opinions

The AA A320 I showed last week was rejected once again, now for Oversharpened and Underexposed. http://imgproc.airliners.net/photos/airliners/9/3/5/5065539.jpg?v=v49921bf5fda Made zero changes to the exposure and it went from Overexposed to Underexposed (?). Sharpening is also on par with other phot...

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by Runway28L
Tue Jul 03, 2018 9:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What's The Next Non-hub Delta 767 Route?
Replies: 55
Views: 6681

Re: What's The Next Non-hub Delta 767 Route?

Themotionman wrote:
Quick question - How do Delta choose whether to fly a route to CDG or AMS. Take IND, PIT and a potential CMH for example.

In PIT's case, DL thought it was worth upgrading to a B763 deeming demand was good enough to upgrade from the 75S and to give passengers a better product.

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by Runway28L
Tue Jul 03, 2018 7:56 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Orders that didn’t happen
Replies: 81
Views: 4475

Re: Orders that didn’t happen

DL and the E190
CO and the B763
AA and the A350
VS and the A380
EK and the A350
HA and the A338/A358
OZ and the A358

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by Runway28L
Tue Jul 03, 2018 6:35 pm
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: Signed out by Adobe for Terms of Use update... lost all images on LR.
Replies: 4
Views: 331

Re: Signed out by Adobe for Terms of Use update... lost all images on LR.

Called support and was able to resolve the issue. Turns out Adobe tried to verify the wrong email address. I have two emails and only one is tied to my subscription. it kept asking me to verify the email that didn't have the subscription. Re-linked the correct address and all of my images and preset...

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by Runway28L
Tue Jul 03, 2018 4:08 pm
Forum: Photography Feedback
Topic: Improvements and Opinions
Replies: 221
Views: 7372

Re: Improvements and Opinions

Kaphias wrote:
How are you lifting shadows? Shadow/Highlight command? Are you using CameraRAW?

It is indeed Shadows/Highlights. And yes, I am using RAW instead of JPEG.

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by Runway28L
Tue Jul 03, 2018 4:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2018
Replies: 1019
Views: 98164

Re: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2018

I wonder if you could filter the PDEW numbers just for LAX itself and not just the entire LA/SoCal region. If that were possible I imagine those numbers would dip lower. I know of people who could take the PIT-LAX nonstop but instead do PIT-MDW/LAS-SNA because SNA is a much better experience than LA...

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by Runway28L
Tue Jul 03, 2018 1:27 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Flight AA220 DFW-AMS Diversion
Replies: 5
Views: 2213

Re: Flight AA220 DFW-AMS Diversion

http://twitter.com/tompodolec/status/10 ... 84289?s=21
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Diverted due to a mechanical issue, hence the swap to a different aircraft.

http://twitter.com/tompodolec/status/10 ... 84289?s=21

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by Runway28L
Mon Jul 02, 2018 9:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA W18 Austin 77W
Replies: 21
Views: 5474

Re: BA W18 Austin 77W

So LHR-AUS during its operation has gone B788>B789>B772>B744 and now it’s going B744>B77W>B744? Not sure if that order is entirely correct?

That route has seen quite the variety of equipment.

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by Runway28L
Mon Jul 02, 2018 7:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA Fleet Updates - 2018
Replies: 354
Views: 57280

Re: AA Fleet Updates - 2018

A320 N128UW has 2Ku despite the fleet page saying it still has AT4.

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by Runway28L
Mon Jul 02, 2018 7:18 pm
Forum: Photography Feedback
Topic: Improvements and Opinions
Replies: 221
Views: 7372

Re: Improvements and Opinions

Have a question I'd like to ask... Due to issues with my Adobe account I am completely locked out of Lightroom CC and can't use it. So for the time being, I am only using PS to edit. Getting used to the workflow and it seems to be working out but I am having one issue while editing. It seems like if...

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by Runway28L
Mon Jul 02, 2018 5:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2018
Replies: 1019
Views: 98164

Re: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2018

ConcourseZ wrote:
Are there any updates with QR hitting their cargo numbers?

I too am wondering how they are doing both load wise and operationally. Seems like the ORD flight is less delay prone than the ATL flight was. Although today’s flight is arriving 10 hours late.

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