And you thought you flew too much?

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  1. Infinite1K
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    Kris Ziel has an awesome blog where he tallies up how many miles particular aircraft have racked up in a given month.

    Seems like most of the domestic fleet rack up around 100,000 miles a month, as do some of the CRJ/ERJs. International planes are around 150,000 miles.

    But the record holder goes to N783UA, a 777-200 which racked up a whopping 253,429 miles in September! And I think because of this, United rewarded it with a prize and allowed it to participate in United Family Day 2011 :)
     
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    Aircraft make money while in the air.......
     
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    It won a day of vacation ;)
     
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    Aircraft aren't making money on the ground.
     
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    They make money on the ground as scrap though...
     
  6. goalie
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    And I flew it to SFO! (Well, in my dreams anyway ;) but I did get to sit in the right seat :D)

    David Left Seat UA 777-1.JPG
     
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    I wonder if scrapped planes sold at zero book value would be considered taxable income..... (if sold when their value on the books was actually zero).... wait, could an airline have such old birds at zero book value on their books in the first place....????

    Calling the expert bean counters !!!!!!
     
  8. mowogo
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    Yes, just ask DL and AA ;)
     
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    Yes this is taxable income...???
     
  10. mowogo
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    Referring to if there was an airline that flew such old birds
     
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    Understood.... :)
     
  12. harvson3

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    Cool blog, but the misuse of apostrophes (so many "it's") drove me batty, ...

    which may be more my problem than his. :(
     
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