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Boeing 737-800 (N951AA)

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Dwight Hartje
Stunning livery and shot!
Roy Hunte
Nice shot, but AAL needs to wash that aircraft.
rwb2112Photo Uploader
Thanks Dwight and Roy!
whitsitt
I worked for American many years back in the 60's and mid 70's they had that paint job and then changed it to the red white and blue paint jobs and all we was 727 707 then 747 and DC10 BAC 1-11's but never a 737 while I was there much less with that paint. but looking at the flight logs below blows my mind.
Bob Birks
In the 90's we had a 757 painted in the same scheme.
markstar426
AAL doesn't need to wash the plane - photographers need to keep their "hands" off the sharpen and saturation buttons, a little is good a lot is wrong.
Falcon05
Awesome shot!
rwb2112Photo Uploader
Thanks Falcon05! Haven't seen you in awhile, have Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!
rwb2112Photo Uploader
Thanks for the comment markstar, I went back and looked at the original file, full size,those vertical streaks on fuselage and the 'smudge' around the front door are there all though not as pronounced as what I uploaded. I used a filter called 'tonal contrast' that did that, as far as over-sharpening, that was another program called 'define', combine all that with downsizing a large file by 2/3rds and whatever FA does once it's uploaded, it's not always gonna be perfect, but it got more than a few stars so I'm happy about that, you should post some of your photos!
cliff731
I suspect that the vertical streaking on the bare aluminum of the fuselage might be the result of chemical de-icing compounds or airborne contaminants that might not be so obvious under different lighting... e.g.- direct bright sunlight vs. somewhat subdued overcast sky illumination. And the color rendition characteristics of a particular digital photo sensor could affect this also in making it more obvious in an exposure. All this beyond the control of the photographer.
Roy Hunte
Also the smudge at the front is from the jet bridges, the flexible hood is usually full of mildew or just dirt.
markstar426
rwb2112: I thought it was a great shot and I love the old AAL livery! I've had similar problems with resized photo's and detail effects on third party websites. I use a photoshop software add in suite from a company called Topaz that I use for detailing and contrast adjustments, thanks for sharing your process and photos, I'll get some of my photos up in a day or two and I let me know what you think! Happy holidays!
Bob Dman
Like that "paint job" MUCH better than what they have now!
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Date Aircraft Origin Destination Departure Arrival Duration
25-Sep-2018 B738Dallas-Fort Worth Intl ()Albuquerque Intl Sunport () 05:00PM CDT 05:26PM MDT Scheduled
25-Sep-2018 B738Miami Intl ()Simon Bolivar Int'l (Maiquetia Int'l) () 09:05AM EDT 12:11PM -04 Scheduled
25-Sep-2018 B738Baltimore/Washington Intl ()Miami Intl () 05:07AM EDT 07:24AM EDT Scheduled
24-Sep-2018 B738Newark Liberty Intl ()Miami Intl () 06:01PM EDT 08:31PM EDT Scheduled
24-Sep-2018 B738Miami Intl ()Newark Liberty Intl () 01:57PM EDT 04:37PM EDT Scheduled
24-Sep-2018 B738Cancun Int'l ()Miami Intl () 09:20AM EST 11:45AM EDT Scheduled
24-Sep-2018 B738Miami Intl ()Cancun Int'l () 07:29AM EDT 07:45AM EST En Route
23-Sep-2018 B738San Diego Intl ()Miami Intl () 10:20PM PDT 05:45AM EDT (+1) 4:24
23-Sep-2018 B738Chicago O'Hare Intl ()San Diego Intl () 05:08PM CDT 06:59PM PDT 3:50
23-Sep-2018 B738Denver Intl ()Chicago O'Hare Intl () 12:39PM MDT 03:29PM CDT 1:50
22-Sep-2018 B738Phoenix Sky Harbor Intl ()Denver Intl () 03:09PM MST 05:29PM MDT 1:19
22-Sep-2018 B738John F Kennedy Intl ()Phoenix Sky Harbor Intl () 10:46AM EDT 12:38PM MST 4:52
21-Sep-2018 B738Austin-Bergstrom Intl ()John F Kennedy Intl () 01:52PM CDT 06:22PM EDT 3:30
21-Sep-2018 B738Los Angeles Intl ()Austin-Bergstrom Intl () 07:59AM PDT 12:30PM CDT 2:30
19-Sep-2018 B738Lic. Benito Juarez Int'l ()Los Angeles Intl () 04:58PM CDT 06:24PM PDT 3:25
19-Sep-2018 A319Los Angeles Intl ()Lic. Benito Juarez Int'l () 10:33AM PDT 03:50PM CDT 3:16
18-Sep-2018 B738Boston Logan Intl ()Los Angeles Intl () 05:38PM EDT 08:17PM PDT 5:38
18-Sep-2018 B738Dallas-Fort Worth Intl ()Boston Logan Intl () 09:26AM CDT 01:36PM EDT 3:09
18-Sep-2018 B738John Glenn Columbus Intl Airport ()Dallas-Fort Worth Intl () 06:39AM EDT 07:43AM CDT 2:03
17-Sep-2018 B738Dallas-Fort Worth Intl ()John Glenn Columbus Intl Airport () 08:37PM CDT 11:41PM EDT 2:03
17-Sep-2018 B738San Jose Int'l ()Dallas-Fort Worth Intl () 01:53PM PDT 06:49PM CDT 2:56
17-Sep-2018 B738Dallas-Fort Worth Intl ()San Jose Int'l () 11:26AM CDT 12:51PM PDT 3:24
17-Sep-2018 B738Will Rogers World ()Dallas-Fort Worth Intl () 09:05AM CDT 09:36AM CDT 0:30
17-Sep-2018 B738Dallas-Fort Worth Intl ()Will Rogers World () 07:35AM CDT 08:14AM CDT 0:39
16-Sep-2018 B738John F Kennedy Intl ()Dallas-Fort Worth Intl () 06:55PM EDT 08:45PM CDT 2:50
16-Sep-2018 B738Dallas-Fort Worth Intl ()John F Kennedy Intl () 12:47PM CDT 04:53PM EDT 3:05
16-Sep-2018 B738Pittsburgh Intl ()Dallas-Fort Worth Intl () 09:39AM EDT 10:58AM CDT 2:18
15-Sep-2018 B738Chicago O'Hare Intl ()Pittsburgh Intl () 07:10PM CDT 09:10PM EDT 1:00
15-Sep-2018 B738Reno/Tahoe Intl ()Chicago O'Hare Intl () 11:49AM PDT 05:17PM CDT 3:27
15-Sep-2018 B738Dallas-Fort Worth Intl ()Reno/Tahoe Intl () 09:46AM CDT 10:39AM PDT 2:52
15-Sep-2018 B738Will Rogers World ()Dallas-Fort Worth Intl () 07:20AM CDT 07:53AM CDT 0:32
14-Sep-2018 B738Dallas-Fort Worth Intl ()Will Rogers World () 09:59PM CDT 10:31PM CDT 0:31
14-Sep-2018 B738Fort Lauderdale Intl ()Dallas-Fort Worth Intl () 06:25PM EDT 07:49PM CDT 2:23
14-Sep-2018 B738Dallas-Fort Worth Intl ()Fort Lauderdale Intl () 01:10PM CDT 04:40PM EDT 2:30
14-Sep-2018 B738Reno/Tahoe Intl ()Dallas-Fort Worth Intl () 06:33AM PDT 11:14AM CDT 2:40
13-Sep-2018 B738Dallas-Fort Worth Intl ()Reno/Tahoe Intl () 07:35PM CDT 08:29PM PDT 2:54
13-Sep-2018 B738Newark Liberty Intl ()Dallas-Fort Worth Intl () 01:12PM EDT 03:09PM CDT 2:56
13-Sep-2018 B738Chicago O'Hare Intl ()Newark Liberty Intl () 08:56AM CDT 11:50AM EDT 1:53
13-Sep-2018 B738Indianapolis Intl ()Chicago O'Hare Intl () 07:16AM EDT 06:58AM CDT 0:41
12-Sep-2018 B738Tucson Intl ()Dallas-Fort Worth Intl () 01:12PM MST 04:59PM CDT 1:46
12-Sep-2018 B738Chicago O'Hare Intl ()Tucson Intl () 10:57AM CDT 12:07PM MST 3:09
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