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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!
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.
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.
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!
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.
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
22-Jul-2018 B738Phoenix Sky Harbor Intl ()Newark Liberty Intl () 03:22PM MST 10:47PM EDT Scheduled
22-Jul-2018 B738San Diego Intl ()Phoenix Sky Harbor Intl () 12:37PM PDT 01:26PM MST Scheduled
22-Jul-2018 B738Phoenix Sky Harbor Intl ()San Diego Intl () 10:32AM MST 11:33AM PDT Scheduled
22-Jul-2018 B738John F Kennedy Intl ()Phoenix Sky Harbor Intl () 07:13AM EDT 09:03AM MST Scheduled
21-Jul-2018 B738Phoenix Sky Harbor Intl ()John F Kennedy Intl () 10:04PM MST 05:33AM EDT (+1) Scheduled
21-Jul-2018 B738John F Kennedy Intl ()Phoenix Sky Harbor Intl () 04:40PM EDT 06:22PM MST Scheduled
21-Jul-2018 B738Seattle-Tacoma Intl ()John F Kennedy Intl () 07:42AM PDT 03:22PM EDT 4:40
20-Jul-2018 B738Miami Intl ()Seattle-Tacoma Intl () 09:33PM EDT 12:21AM PDT (+1) 5:48
20-Jul-2018 B738Hewanorra Int'l ()Miami Intl () 04:07PM AST 07:18PM EDT 3:11
20-Jul-2018 B738Miami Intl ()Hewanorra Int'l () 11:22AM EDT 02:33PM AST 3:11
20-Jul-2018 B738Chicago O'Hare Intl ()Miami Intl () 05:46AM CDT 09:22AM EDT 2:35
19-Jul-2018 B738Charlotte/Douglas Intl ()Chicago O'Hare Intl () 11:03PM EDT 11:24PM CDT 1:21
19-Jul-2018 B738Chicago O'Hare Intl ()Charlotte/Douglas Intl () 04:19PM CDT 06:50PM EDT 1:31
19-Jul-2018 B738LaGuardia ()Chicago O'Hare Intl () 12:57PM EDT 01:49PM CDT 1:52
19-Jul-2018 B738Chicago O'Hare Intl ()LaGuardia () 09:08AM CDT 11:45AM EDT 1:37
19-Jul-2018 B738Boston Logan Intl ()Chicago O'Hare Intl () 05:07AM EDT 06:13AM CDT (?) 2:05
18-Jul-2018 B738Chicago O'Hare Intl ()Boston Logan Intl () 08:31PM CDT 11:23PM EDT 1:52
18-Jul-2018 B738John F Kennedy Intl ()Chicago O'Hare Intl () 05:38PM EDT 06:35PM CDT 1:56
18-Jul-2018 B738Orlando Intl ()John F Kennedy Intl () 01:59PM EDT 04:05PM EDT 2:05
18-Jul-2018 B738Chicago O'Hare Intl ()Orlando Intl () 08:56AM CDT 12:10PM EDT 2:13
18-Jul-2018 B738Kansas City Intl ()Chicago O'Hare Intl () 06:02AM CDT 07:00AM CDT 0:58
17-Jul-2018 B738Dallas-Fort Worth Intl ()Kansas City Intl () 09:19PM CDT 10:29PM CDT 1:09
17-Jul-2018 B738Sangster Int'l ()Dallas-Fort Worth Intl () 04:07PM EST 07:31PM CDT 3:24
17-Jul-2018 B738Dallas-Fort Worth Intl ()Sangster Int'l () 11:26AM CDT 02:43PM EST 3:17
17-Jul-2018 B738Newark Liberty Intl ()Dallas-Fort Worth Intl () 07:16AM EDT 09:29AM CDT (?) 3:13
16-Jul-2018 B738Chicago O'Hare Intl ()Newark Liberty Intl () 09:12PM CDT 11:45PM EDT 1:33
16-Jul-2018 B738Reagan National ()Chicago O'Hare Intl () 06:28PM EDT 07:04PM CDT (?) 1:36
16-Jul-2018 B738Miami Intl ()Reagan National () 11:27AM EDT 01:39PM EDT (?) 2:12
16-Jul-2018 B738Hato Int'l ()Miami Intl () 07:05AM AST 09:36AM EDT 2:31
15-Jul-2018 B738Miami Intl ()Hato Int'l () 05:51PM EDT 08:25PM AST (?) 2:34
15-Jul-2018 B738Tampa Intl ()Miami Intl () 03:50PM EDT 04:31PM EDT (?) 0:41
15-Jul-2018 B738Miami Intl ()Tampa Intl () 02:02PM EDT 02:40PM EDT 0:38
15-Jul-2018 B738El Salvador Int'l ()Miami Intl () 07:23AM CST 11:36AM EDT 2:13
14-Jul-2018 B738Miami Intl ()El Salvador Int'l () 07:11PM EDT 07:28PM CST 2:17
14-Jul-2018 B738Cancun Int'l ()Miami Intl () 02:20PM EST 04:34PM EDT 1:14
14-Jul-2018 B738Miami Intl ()Cancun Int'l () 12:36PM EDT 12:59PM EST 1:23
14-Jul-2018 B738Tocumen Int'l ()Miami Intl () 06:57AM EST 10:27AM EDT (?) 2:30
13-Jul-2018 B738Miami Intl ()Tocumen Int'l () 07:46PM EDT 09:11PM EST 2:25
13-Jul-2018 B738Sangster Int'l ()Miami Intl () 02:33PM EST 04:55PM EDT 1:22
13-Jul-2018 B738Miami Intl ()Sangster Int'l () 12:45PM EDT 12:59PM EST 1:14
13-Jul-2018 B738Port-au-Prince Intl ()Miami Intl () 09:25AM EDT 11:07AM EDT 1:42
13-Jul-2018 B738Fort Lauderdale Intl ()Port-au-Prince Intl () 06:16AM EDT 07:55AM EDT 1:38
12-Jul-2018 B738Dallas-Fort Worth Intl ()Fort Lauderdale Intl () 09:25PM CDT 01:05AM EDT (+1) 2:39
12-Jul-2018 B738Cozumel Int'l ()Dallas-Fort Worth Intl () 04:17PM EST 07:01PM CDT 2:44
12-Jul-2018 B738Dallas-Fort Worth Intl ()Cozumel Int'l () 12:45PM CDT 03:02PM EST 2:17
12-Jul-2018 B738Ontario Intl ()Dallas-Fort Worth Intl () 06:13AM PDT 10:51AM CDT 2:38
11-Jul-2018 B738Dallas-Fort Worth Intl ()Ontario Intl () 05:10PM CDT 05:48PM PDT 2:37
11-Jul-2018 B738Chicago O'Hare Intl ()Dallas-Fort Worth Intl () 01:52PM CDT 03:52PM CDT 2:00
11-Jul-2018 B738LaGuardia ()Chicago O'Hare Intl () 11:46AM EDT 12:37PM CDT 1:50
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