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United Announcement April 24th  
User currently offlineRDYNYC From United States of America, joined Sep 2005, 65 posts, RR: 1
Posted (10 years 1 month 1 week 6 days ago) and read 19379 times:

Rumor has it that United will be announcing something big on April 24th. Anyone have ideas?

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User currently offlineLaxintl From United States of America, joined May 2000, 29166 posts, RR: 50
Reply 1, posted (10 years 1 month 1 week 6 days ago) and read 19348 times:

If it helps, Mileage Plus was launched on May 7th, 1981.

We're approaching its 25th anniversary  

I've heard rumors of an upcoming partial program redesign  Wink

[Edited 2006-04-15 01:00:05]

From the desert to the sea, to all of Southern California
User currently offlineZKOJH From China, joined Sep 2004, 1867 posts, RR: 1
Reply 2, posted (10 years 1 month 1 week 6 days ago) and read 19275 times:

UA to return to AKL- LOL'S , Could be flying into MAN, hope its an order for some 787's tho!

Vietnam time..
User currently offlineAtrude777 From United States of America, joined Aug 2003, 5717 posts, RR: 51
Reply 3, posted (10 years 1 month 1 week 5 days 23 hours ago) and read 19129 times:

They are finally taking off the duct tapes in the wings?


ps- in reference to the duct tapes being used haha

Good things come to those who wait, better things come to those who go AFTER it!
User currently offlineBRAVO7E7 From United States of America, joined Jul 2004, 1840 posts, RR: 15
Reply 4, posted (10 years 1 month 1 week 5 days 23 hours ago) and read 19064 times:

And may I ask where this rumor originated?

User currently offlineAirlinebrat From United States of America, joined Jan 2005, 678 posts, RR: 0
Reply 5, posted (10 years 1 month 1 week 5 days 18 hours ago) and read 18734 times:

Perhaps they will announce the overhall of their product now that the bankruptcy is behind them. I flew UA from ACV to SAN last January and noticed a different attitude in the flight crew. On the flight from SFO-SAN , the pilot greeted everyone at the door and passed out baseball type info cards providing background stats about the type of plane we were flying (757-200). As we found out later, he autographed two of the cards (one for 1st class and one for coach). The folks who received the autographed cards received a complementary bottle of wine. That brought back memories of United flights back in the 70's when flight attendants gave complementary bottles of champagne to newleyweds. Little things like that make me want to fly UA again. I stopped flying UA several years ago when customer service dissipated. If UA brings back some of the little things that make people feel welcome, I think the airline will do well. Those things don't have to be costly tokens of appreciation. I just don't want to be nickeled and dimed like AA and NW are starting to do.

I'm leavin on a jet plane. Don't know when I'll be back again....
User currently offlineGayrugbyMAN From United Kingdom, joined Jul 2005, 1737 posts, RR: 1
Reply 6, posted (10 years 1 month 1 week 5 days 16 hours ago) and read 18513 times:

Which route will they announce from Manchester? Washington DC? Los Angeles? San Francisco?

User currently offlineUAalltheway From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 7, posted (10 years 1 month 1 week 5 days 16 hours ago) and read 18503 times:

Quoting GayrugbyMAN (Reply 6):
Which route will they announce from Manchester? Washington DC? Los Angeles? San Francisco?

I doubt they will.. but if they did it would be from east coast. More likely IAD than ORD.

User currently offlineGayrugbyMAN From United Kingdom, joined Jul 2005, 1737 posts, RR: 1
Reply 8, posted (10 years 1 month 1 week 5 days 16 hours ago) and read 18464 times:

I wouldnt be surprised if they take over the MAN ORD route from BMI, so that BD can concentrate on LHR expansion.

User currently offlineDLKAPA From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 9, posted (10 years 1 month 1 week 5 days 16 hours ago) and read 18446 times:

Quoting Airlinebrat (Reply 5):

Wow you just brought back a memory I had on NW once back in the mid-90's on a MEM-DEN segment. Got a baseball card with the stats of the aircraft (MD-80).

My guess as to the possibilities:

-787, 748, or A380 order. 787 is most likely practically a no-brainer, 748 because UA will eventually need to replace the 744's, and I say A380 because Tilton has been hinting that they've been evaluating the type, so it is a very remote possibility.

-Complete product upgrade. Explus and PS were just the beginning, perhaps a fleetwide interior upgrade?

Those be my 2 cents.

User currently offlineFlyjetstar From Australia, joined Feb 2006, 971 posts, RR: 0
Reply 10, posted (10 years 1 month 1 week 5 days 15 hours ago) and read 18431 times:

A vote for a return to AKL! Meanwhile back in the real world...

User currently offlineUadc8contrail From United States of America, joined Sep 2003, 1782 posts, RR: 8
Reply 11, posted (10 years 1 month 1 week 5 days 15 hours ago) and read 18379 times:

not a betting man...but i would say that ual is going to order some 777s(200lr) that will be delv by the end of this year....if im right on this Smile.......hail to the chief.....

bus driver.......move that bus:)
User currently offlineN1120A From United States of America, joined Dec 2003, 29356 posts, RR: 73
Reply 12, posted (10 years 1 month 1 week 5 days 15 hours ago) and read 18379 times:

Quoting Laxintl (Reply 1):
I've heard rumors of an upcoming partial program redesign

It came out today, and some of it is good and some of it sucks. I am not interested in spending 80,000 miles for an economy award to Oz. That is just ridiculous.

Mangeons les French fries, mais surtout pratiquons avec fierte le French kiss
User currently offlineUAL777UK From United Kingdom, joined Nov 2005, 3356 posts, RR: 1
Reply 13, posted (10 years 1 month 1 week 5 days 8 hours ago) and read 18122 times:

What about announcing ORD-VIE which has been rumoured for ages........maybe we can dream and they are going back to India from SFO?

User currently offlineDanny From Poland, joined Apr 2002, 3535 posts, RR: 3
Reply 14, posted (10 years 1 month 1 week 5 days 8 hours ago) and read 17995 times:

Something big is not a new route to VIE or AKL. A380 certainly would be something big.

User currently offlineBRAVO7E7 From United States of America, joined Jul 2004, 1840 posts, RR: 15
Reply 15, posted (10 years 1 month 1 week 5 days 8 hours ago) and read 17969 times:

Quoting N1120A (Reply 12):

It came out today, and some of it is good and some of it sucks. I am not interested in spending 80,000 miles for an economy award to Oz. That is just ridiculous

What was the good news (Please don't say "expanded availability")? It all sucked....

As for the 80K to Australia, that was the only real justifiable change, given that QF was so much for expensive in all cabins.

User currently offlineBRAVO7E7 From United States of America, joined Jul 2004, 1840 posts, RR: 15
Reply 16, posted (10 years 1 month 1 week 5 days 8 hours ago) and read 17969 times:

Quoting GayrugbyMAN (Reply 6):
Which route will they announce from Manchester? Washington DC? Los Angeles? San Francisco?

Not happening.... UA does not have the aircraft to add more service right now, and if they did there are more pressing routes which need to be serviced.

User currently offlineDon81603 From Canada, joined Jul 2005, 1185 posts, RR: 0
Reply 17, posted (10 years 1 month 1 week 5 days 7 hours ago) and read 17737 times:

My vote goes for interior upgrades. PTV's specifically on their LAX/SFO to Australia routes.

Eagles may soar, but weasels don't get sucked into jet engines.
User currently offlineStitch From United States of America, joined Jul 2005, 34053 posts, RR: 85
Reply 18, posted (10 years 1 month 1 week 5 days 7 hours ago) and read 17669 times:
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Quoting DLKAPA (Reply 9):
My guess as to the possibilities: 787, 748, or A380 order.

I can't see UA burning capital to acquire new aircraft right out of BK. Their existing fleet gets the job done for the time being.

Complete product upgrade. Explus and PS were just the beginning, perhaps a fleetwide interior upgrade?

UA has confirmed new seats in international F and C are coming in 2007, as well as who is providing them, so perhaps they will formally show the new models.

[Edited 2006-04-15 17:09:50]

User currently offlineCXA330300 From South Africa, joined exactly 12 years ago today! , 1595 posts, RR: 1
Reply 19, posted (10 years 1 month 1 week 5 days 7 hours ago) and read 17669 times:

Perhaps they might upgrade their business class? They're falling behind their competitors......

User currently offlineBRAVO7E7 From United States of America, joined Jul 2004, 1840 posts, RR: 15
Reply 20, posted (10 years 1 month 1 week 5 days 7 hours ago) and read 17669 times:

Quoting Don81603 (Reply 17):
My vote goes for interior upgrades. PTV's specifically on their LAX/SFO to Australia routes.

I think it has been pretty clear through Mr. Tilton's "plan" that PTV's in Y on the 747 will not be coming. Adding PTV's in Y will not bring any premiums, so there would not be a great return on the investment.

User currently offlineBRAVO7E7 From United States of America, joined Jul 2004, 1840 posts, RR: 15
Reply 21, posted (10 years 1 month 1 week 5 days 7 hours ago) and read 17669 times:

Quoting CXA330300 (Reply 19):
Perhaps they might upgrade their business class? They're falling behind their competitors......

This could very well be. They have already announced that they will be getting new seats, so maybe they will unveil which one they chose.

User currently offlineUAPremierGuy From United States of America, joined Oct 2005, 206 posts, RR: 0
Reply 22, posted (10 years 1 month 1 week 5 days 7 hours ago) and read 17542 times:

Quoting Laxintl (Reply 1):
I've heard rumors of an upcoming partial program redesign

Yes, as was said above, this was announced today. Information about the changes can be found here: www.united.com/awardchanges.


-Guaranteed presence of at least 1 saver award seat on every UA flight in the route network.

-Continuance of 15,000 mile limit for redemption of flights <700 miles (as opposed to 25,000 miles)

-Added fees for booking mileage plus tickets, especially closer to date of travel.

-Increase in miles needed to redeem award tickets, especially standard (less restrictive) awards.

I imagine, as this was announced today, the April 24th announcement will be completely unrelated  Wink

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User currently offlineUAL747DEN From United States of America, joined Dec 2003, 2392 posts, RR: 11
Reply 23, posted (10 years 1 month 1 week 5 days 7 hours ago) and read 17402 times:

I don't think that I would call any announcment for United in the next few months "big" but rather intresting information!!!
UA will not be announcing orders for some time, however they are activly looking at information from both Airbus and Boeing....

Hope this helps!

User currently offlineAjiggity3 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 24, posted (10 years 1 month 1 week 5 days 7 hours ago) and read 17147 times:

Anyone think that perhaps it is just an earnings announcement?

IF that is not it then I think it will be a 787 order. I highly doubt they would order the A380.

25 DptMAN : Really Hope its IAD or LAX to MAN or maybe a LAX-MAN via IAD. However i agree i believe they will also take on BDs MAN-ORD service for BD to concentra
26 UAL777UK : I doubt that it will be an order for aircraft although I would love to think so.......maybe they are going to be launch customer for the 747-8!!!!!!
27 N1120A : LAX-MAN has been tried and failed. Again, did you take a look at what they did to the Saver Award levels. I am not just talking about Y either The 15
28 Post contains images Airwave : Ditto! I loved getting those cards as a kid (my family flew NW all but exclusively) almost as an extra bag of peanuts! (Hey, I was easily enthralled,
29 ChrisNH : I think they'll be announcing a new LCC called 'Alice.' Chris in NH
30 Gkirk : 10 + years ago, the market is different nowadays
31 CHI787ORD : Some possibilities in my book: -UA going back to India. (ORD-DEL-BOM and SFO-NRT-BLR have been rumored before) -ORD-MAN -ORD-VIE -787 order[Edited 200
32 Planetime : LAX-AKL was always a packed flight but the crew/staff question is what seems to be the killer on that route. Would be great to see a American Carrier
33 GayrugbyMAN : What about ORD - MAN - BOM...? That'd kill a few birds with one stone!
34 Post contains images N1120A : Maybe, but Manchester is no less Manky Again, the main issue was United's inability to sell all of a 744 combined with their having to weight restric
35 AirframeAS : Rats!! I was hoping for a huge 73G or 738 orders from them for their Ted flights and put the Airbuses back with mainline. I know that is a total piped
36 AADC10 : I would figure it would the anniversary of Milage Plus and details of the previously announced International Business and First cabin improvements.[Ed
37 PanAm330 : Maybe we're about to bid adieu to Ted? That, as well as the announcement of new cabin upgrades maybe. Should be interesting to see what it is.
38 Post contains images Jacobin777 : some 777-200LR's, 777-300ER's, 747-8I's, and some 787's into the mix.... they have too many A319/320's on orders.......for orders, I think they will
39 PlanesNTrains : Good point. -Dave
40 Isitsafenow : I was thinking about a new shuttle called "Bob-n-Carol" safe
41 EPCOT : There is a lot of speculation about routes and new aircraft. But here's another possibility. United desperately needs a new terminal at IAD. It was al
42 Deputydawghere : Exciting possibility. If it's an airplane order announcement I hope it's the 747-8 or 787. United has to have a long haul jumbo for their South Pacif
43 GayrugbyMAN : Los Angeles is certainly no oil painting, either!
44 Stealth777 : ok the new award levels to take effect in October really do suck. Is this what the industry is going to change to? I'm not sure what the other airline
45 Post contains images HighFlyer9790 : i hope we see an order from UA for some 787s. the 757/767 has worked excelllent for them so the 787 would be a good replacement. think we could see an
46 Laxintl : While the United MP changes might not be popular, they in many ways have regretfully been overdue. For the most part the award level changes now match
47 Post contains images Unitedtristar : Here is my Guess Return of United WorldWide Cargo. First to be leased 744C from Atlas or other such carrier Then the 748C order to replace them. Just
48 UAL777UK : I would love to think UA would order the 747-8, I just cannot believe that the Boeing boys have not jumped in a cab and headed over to UA's HQ and of
49 Ajiggity3 : As much as I would like to see TED rolled back into mainline, I doubt that is going to happen anytime soon. It just would make things simpler. All th
50 UAL#1fan : What about confirmation of the SFO-CAN route? I agree with several of the above posters on two things: that United should go back to serving India, an
51 MalpensaSFO : Rumors The exact rollout date and full details of the new international premium product will be revealed.. Los Angeles will see returned service: LAX-
52 N1120A : LAX-HKG is smart, as CX has been raking it in with their 3 dailies and no competition. They will get slaughtered on LAX-MEL because of QF's CASM adva
53 Stitch : I thought UA was denied that route, in favor of AA or DL (or both)?
54 Deputydawghere : Hard to believe Boeing hasn't. As mentioned before in this thread, wouldn't it be great if United was the launch customer for the 747-8 Intercontinen
55 UAL#1fan : They applied for the route, but I don't believe any decision has been made yet. I know for a fact though that neither Delta nor American will be serv
56 Carfield : I know this is not going to happen... I really hope UA will announce the cancellation of TED... enough of that so-called LCCs, but not really LCCs wit
57 UAalltheway : As much as we would all love to see that happen, we can cross that off the list right now. UA is converting mainlin'ers to TED a/c as we speak, and t
58 Planetime : Airplane order is unlikely although I would love to see one. If it does 747-8 would be one of the contenders..... but at the same time I can not see
59 Post contains images Airwave : Agree 100% I'm just hoping there *is* *something* and not just a "Well, we're four months out of bk and we're very proud of ourselves and you should
60 Aaron747 : Seriously, it is sad to see the cancellation of NRT to TPE because lots of US cities will lose direct connection to TPE. Folks going from cities other
61 N1120A : No it wasn't. United actually introduced the non-stop LAX-MEL concept. QF actually followed them into the market. When QF got the 744ER and stopped t
62 UA772IAD : Maybe but BMI dropped IAD-MAN: the route is unserved- and would probably be profitable- but I also think there are higher priorites. Yes, but when I
63 N1120A : MSY is a significantly stronger market than SAT. Not only has all but 50,000-100,000 of the Pre-Katrina metro area come back, a lot of the traffic is
64 UA772IAD : N1120A- Always glad to get the straight out facts from you! And I'm glad we dont' disagree, because your usually right. Yes, 2x LHR would be good. I g
65 N1120A : Actually, MSY has no Ted service anymore. DEN is all mainline, as it should be. The only real downgrade has been a complete shift to E170 explus serv
66 UA772IAD : Oh, good point. In that case its probably a good decision to code share, if UA is dispatching both a 744 and a 777 to Frankfurt every day, out of IAD
67 Jamake1 : I recently spent several days in Chicago attending meetings with all of United's Senior Executives from every department. The company has a fleet of 4
68 N1120A : The "political situation" with France has nothing to do with it. First, no matter what the perception is, the US and France are still allies. No two
69 HPRamper : And it took this long until the merger thing came up? It's so obvious everyone. They are going to announce a merger with US Airways, creating the worl
70 Post contains images Socal : Well, I dont think UA will order anything from Airbus ever. Fidelity Investment bought 13% of UA, which already holds the majority of stock from Ameri
71 Post contains images N1120A : No one holds a majority of AMR Corp. Also, after having sold almost 4 million shares of AMR last year, Fidelity is the number 2 share holder after Pr
72 UAL777UK : They go 2 x daily LAX-LHR in June albeit with a 763. This would have started in March if it had not been for the fuel fiasco at LHR
73 Post contains images Gkirk : Good point
74 ChrisNH : The emphasis by the majors has been less, not more, service at Boston. Look at Delta and American, just to name two. Planes are getting smaller and f
75 Stitch : Not year-round. UA flies 777s and 747s in Summer when loads are high, then scales back to 767s in Winter when loads are low. If they flew 747s and 77
76 Ajiggity3 : Ok, this is going to get me strangled probably, but what is the first city? IAD?
77 Stitch : UAX's first focus city was SAT.
78 MalpensaSFO : San Antonio....
79 MalpensaSFO : It is not a certain thing, it is as stated above a current rumor United operates a daily 777 service NGO-TPE.. It was nonstop from LAX.. Not going to
80 Post contains links UA772IAD : UA918, IAD-LHR and UA916 IAD-FRA have been 744 flights all year long, for at least two years (with a rare 777 substitution). I think all ORD-Europe f
81 OOer : Possibility of MCO? With all the empty gates from DL, and the absence of IndyAir....could UA try something to the level of DL at MCO? Maybe a little
82 Post contains images Stitch : Folks transiting through IAD note that UA has signs saying that ops will move from Terminal G to Terminal A on April 19th, so perhaps this is the anno
83 Halls120 : According to US News and World Report, “The city itself is still missing half of its citizens, so the New Orleans EMS service gets only 60 percent
84 Post contains links N1120A : Actually, the UA 772ERs are fully tuned to 90,000 pounds. The FAA and JAA have refused to certifiy the engine to the max weight. Did you assume they
85 UA772IAD : N1120A- I don't quite follow how my post applies to your New Orleans facts- I never said your facts were wrong (in fact I asked you a question, becaus
86 N1120A : Actually, it wasn't your post I was disagreeing with and I am sorry if you thought it was. In making my long post to Halls120, I forgot to address th
87 Post contains images Halls120 : I don't hate New Orleans. I do think your rose-colored glasses look at New Orleans is laughable at best. And your boosterism is unsupported by any fa
88 UA772IAD : Ah, No worries. Now... I speak Japanese and Chinese. I picked up a few French phrases from friends, and some books. I was okay at it. The problem was
89 Zone1 : It wouldn't surprise me if they added BOS to the P.S. route structure. It's a natural choice since they already serve LAX and SFO from BOS with 757s.
90 Uadc8contrail : Regardless of how many citizens of new orleans have crept back to the once beautiful city......the best thing that could happen to that city is to vot
91 MSYtristar : Obviously the tourist numbers are nowhere close to where they were pre-K, but the city is seeing more and more everyday. Things will expand again qui
92 N1120A : Every restaurant I went to regularly pre-storm is open and have been since at least February. Additionally, the only "New Orleans Tradition" restaura
93 UAL777 : Ummmmm no. SAT has appx. 1.5 million people here and FAR more business centers. In addition the average income is higher and it is one of the top 10
94 N1120A : Shell Freeport McMoRan Entergy Dominion Rowan The Port of South Louisiana SPC Pool Corp. Shaw (Baton Rouge, still in the New Orleans airport halo) Ta
95 EPCOT : The renovations had to be carried out due to severe mechanical issues with the terminal. Mainly heating and cooling. Concourses C & D are served by r
96 Post contains images N1120A : Quoted the wrong guy
97 Post contains images EPCOT : Oops! It was the right text though. User should have been UA772IAD
98 SNATH : I have the same problem every time I go to France... I try to speak to people in French (OK, I cannot debate philosophy in French but I get by; in fa
99 Nimish : I don't think UA is doing the right thing by sitting back and "monitoring" the situation. This is a market they already had - and then let CO/AA take
100 UAL777UK : Its definately not the right thing to do. Beyond China, India is the booming market to be flying to and UA cannot keep "monitoring" it forever. They
101 Ejmmsu : OKC would be a good choice for a new UA focus city. OKC needs non-stop service to Washington DC, LAX and BNA, with some other slightly less obvoious d
102 Post contains images MSYtristar : Well, since UA/Trans States is adding MSY-STL service in May (I know it's a positioning flight for mx, but still, why MSY and not SAT?), I'd say the c
103 SA744 : The company has evaluated Jo'burgh repeatedly and based on the company's position at this time, would not be profitable. I am getting excited to see t
104 Zkpilot : Why? NZ is Star Alliance and has a much superior product than UA. QF also flies the route with a product in between UA's and NZ's
105 Zkpilot : weight restricted for what reason? NZ flies 772ER's up to SFO from AKL and they aren't weight restricted. The only time I have seen them weight restr
106 Post contains images Halls120 : You shouldn't be holding back. Tell us how you really feel about Boston.... I've flown both flights several times in the last year, and they are alwa
107 Post contains images MalpensaSFO : Have you flown NZ lately?
108 MSYtristar : Much of the pupulation which has yet to return didn't do much to contribute to the local tax base before Katrina anyway, so many people here feel tha
109 Hiflyer : I would suspect the only real deal on the horizon that UAL has hinted at is revamping it's IFE and/or adding internet. A revamp of seats and interior
110 Coronado990 : Something not right here. I assume they are still U.S. Citizens, right? I just got that sinking feeling in my stomach that we may not make it as a na
111 Halls120 : I just hope that the city holds fast to the position that rebuilding NOLA East and the lower 9th ward can't take place - if at all- until the levee s
112 UAL777 : In SAT: Toyota Boeing SBC (AT&T) [HQ] H.E.B. Food Stores (HQ) Valero Energy (HQ) Frost National Bank (HQ) USAA (HQ) Citicorp Call Center JP Morgan Ch
113 MalpensaSFO : They have not taken the lead, United Airlines flew to India for a decade prior to AA/CO entering the market. It has yet to be seen if AA will maintai
114 Jacobin777 : from what I've read, and from what I've heard, the AA flights are doing very well..granted strong loads doesn't mean a profit, but at the very least,
115 Shane : please: SFO-->GRU ! There are zero nonstops to S. America from SFO and so few from LAX! I just got back last night from GIG->GRU->JFK->SFO and it abou
116 Post contains images Ti717 : They are selling the rights to LHR to Jet Blue. Would not CO would love that. TI717
117 Tundra767 : Perhaps somehing about a merger? UA has something big up its sleave I can tell you that. What I don't know but there is something.
118 DptMAN : What time (EST) will the anouncment be made? dptMAN
119 BlrBird : If true, that will be awesome!
120 N1120A : I illustrated the problem earlier. United chose to stick with PW4000 power on their 772ERs. By doing that, they were saddled with the PW4090, which c
121 Jacobin777 : How about adding power ports on its Economy + section on all of its planes....14 hours on a 747 with low quality entertainment systems doesn't make fo
122 Post contains images MalpensaSFO : Apparently that memo was not given to NWA...
123 Gigneil : NZ's planes are powered by the Trent, not the GE-90, just to be clear. N
124 Post contains images Jacobin777 : I hope UA doesn't stoop down to NW's levels....... Living in the Bay Area and commuting to ORD/LHR quite a bit....UA would be a good choice for me ov
125 Planetime : They really need to refurbish their long haul aircrafts (specially the 744's)...... but you would have to think that UA is not financially in a posit
126 N1120A : You are correct sir.
127 Ejmmsu : What does NW have to do with anything? Is this an attempt to "justify" the fact that UA doesn't have Avod on their 747's in coach? What exactly are t
128 Halls120 : You "refuted" nothing. At least using any documentation. Let's look at the bottom line. You said "all but 50,000-100,000 of the Pre-Katrina metro are
129 N1120A : So, because people haven't moved back into the city itself, they haven't actually moved back into the metro area? Think a little.
130 MSYtristar : I was just stating the facts, nothing more, nothing less. Heck I was in that economic group prior to the hurricane.
131 MSYtristar : Thanks man, you know what I meant. Fact is, probably at least a third of the 450K people here pre Katrina did not have the means to fly anywhere. Tho
132 AA767400 : Ain't that the truth! My god how true that is. N1120A, Did you forget that without the Americans you would be speaking German? Which pond? Because NW
133 Ejmmsu : It is my understanding, (possibly mistaken), that "accross the pond" is a colloquialism for "accross the atlantic". You are correct, NW is charging o
134 Tundra767 : As for Avod on the 744's there are plenty of airlines who do not offer Avod or Personal T.V.'s in Economy on 744's. Um AF (except on th upperdeck ) ,
135 Halls120 : I'm thinking you have no documentation to support a response, so you dodged my question. The Rand study didn't say the people left New Orleans for Je
136 MalpensaSFO : They arent going to... EVER! What situation?
137 Stitch : I'm guessing sub-par IFE (especially on the 747s in Economy) based on his reply to earlier threads referring to NW's sub-par IFE.
138 Jamake1 : For the record, United will be retrofitting the 747's with additional television monitors as well as plasma screens at the bulkheads in United Economy
139 Skymileman : I've definitely noticed that United's pilots have taken a much, much more active role in working with their guests. I really admire that.
140 Steeler83 : Are you sure that's Boston you're talking about? That sounds a lot like Pittsburgh... Murder in Homewood, murder in the hill district, body found on
141 Post contains links and images Jacobin777 : I agree...but IIRC....they are going to be spending some money on a refurbishment program.... I would too..but being an AA-Platinum member, I fly on
142 N1120A : And not just Jefferson Parish. AA767400, Did you forget that without the French, we Americans would still be colonized by the British?
143 Post contains images AA767400 : I know. But it is funny how the Asian routes are much longer than European ones. But I agree that being in line with KL is a good thing. Yeah, Same c
144 Post contains images Steeler83 : A really good anouncement would be that they want to beef up their presence at PIT, but who am I kidding... That is beyond wishful thinking; that simp
145 HPRamper : How so?
146 N1120A : Massive amounts of military aid, including troops, supplies, cash funding and experienced generals. France also sold us about 1/3rd of the country. I
147 Steeler83 : Oh, they helped us out a little, and I emphasize "a little..." during the revolution... The british came to fight us again in 1812, and that is where
148 CentPIT : Yeah, if anything, the announcement is that they are pulling out of PIT altogether!
149 Post contains images Halls120 : Oh, really? We'd still be a colony today? Do you ever read history books, or do you just make it up as you go along? While the French did step in wit
150 HPRamper : It was only a matter of time anyway, even without the French. At best, they sped up the war by maybe a year. Saying the French enabled American indep
151 Steeler83 : That wouldn't surprise me... What is the purpose of having UA in PIT when we have that "massive" US presence here... Thanks to idiots in political po
152 N1120A : If we would have taken it anyway, why did we go into debt for it?
153 Gigneil : And without the French, we'd likely be a province of Canada under the rule of the Queen of England. N
154 Ejmmsu : uA charges non-elite pax significantly more than $15 for the "privlige" of sitting in E+. The DC-10's are being retired as fast as they can. Otherwis
155 HPRamper : Spending a little money is preferable to going to war with someone. Especially if, as we all seem to agree, that country happened to help us out what
156 Jacobin777 : and many times they don't charge....not to mention, there is a much better chance of getting an E+ seat than an emergency exit row seat..... are thos
157 N1120A : In a few markets, yes. NW's policy doesn't just apply to the exit rows, it also applies to many non-premium Y seats. Also, NW's original policy was t
158 AA767400 : Does not matter where you are from. What does matter is your statements, and your profile having a French flag. Nice and dandy, but look past and see
159 N1120A : Oh really? I think it does.
160 Nimish : Here you have AA/CO flying daily to India, and UA has dropped India altogether - and your come back is that "They (AA/CO) have not taken the lead" -
161 Post contains images AA767400 : Well I think it does not.
162 Tundra767 : Can we cool it on the Politics! Ok what I have heard is that UA wants to get back to South America, India and more Asia but they don't want to get the
163 Jacobin777 : not that it applies to me, but many people on FlyerTalk are not too happy with a few of NW's moves..... of course, AA has its fair share of "unfriend
164 Ejmmsu : The people who didn't like it (including myself) were the worldperkes elite members, since it infringed upon select seating benifits. By changing the
165 N1120A : Yet they could get them on airport for free. Depends on distance. Remember still, E+ is actually a better seat. The only seats that you can buy into
166 Ejmmsu : which can't be said of E+ on UA. I really think this program is to test whether or not an E+ type operation would work on NW, without reconfiguring t
167 Jacobin777 : well...UA is doing much better now, certainly over the last few years....they have lost my business however since they jacked me on all my miles for
168 N1120A : Actually, up until E+ Access was introduced, the seats were open for request at the airport and it was agent's discretion. Also, the exit rows are al
169 Ejmmsu : In much the same way, it wouldn't suprise me if gate agents for NW can use their discretion to assign exit row seats at the gate, which would overrid
170 Post contains images SJCRRPAX : The French are OK, France is like America without Republicans. I'll be taking my Family to France this summer --- I'll let you know how it goes. One
171 UAPremierGuy : I love how this thread turned into about 5 different arguments that have nothing to do with the topic at hand...oy...
172 Post contains images AirEMS : How about a huge merger!! United merges with Delta, Northwest and that piddly Pan AM airline.. but after all the papers are signed they re-brand and k
173 Post contains images Steeler83 : Heh, that is a good dream... That would make for one supremely large Pan Am presence; the biggest airline in the American sky for sure!
174 Tundra767 : I agree with you! THis topic got way off subject.
175 UAL#1fan : Any word on what the news will be yet?
176 USPIT10L : UA does have a reason to fly here. Don't forget some of the oldest and most frequent flyers in PIT have flown UA for decades. Also, about a third of
177 Steeler83 : Um... I don't think a hypnotist would get me to relax on those things... for that long... I think I learned my lesson on that already. I think that O
178 USPIT10L : You've hit the nail right on the head, Steeler83. Onorato and George are always mentioned in the same breath when mentioning new or discontinued airl
179 Steeler83 : Out of which market did they do this? I am trying to get an Idea as to what they're doing and what when wrong for them and where... Or was this syste
180 Post contains images Uadc8contrail : this is coming from a DGS aircraft cleaner!!!!.....USPIT10L..you have effectively answered your own question.....UA has basically figured out that if
181 N1120A : Um, there are 2 major reasons UA filed for Chapter 11. First, stupidity. They should have held out with their vast cash reserves and restructured out
182 Post contains images Ctbarnes : Said the bus driver... Steeler 83 is right. Bankruptcy has not fundimentally changed the way United does business. The company still has no strategic
183 Post contains images Steeler83 : Uhh... thanks for the credit, but I don't think I am worthy of it all Would it be safe to say that Ted is essentially UA's Vanguard Airways? That was
184 777fan : Again, the difference between E+ and NW's perceived "elite seats" is the amount of leg room. A middle seat in E+ still offers a higher pitch than an
185 USPIT10L : Steeler83, you're thinking of MetroJet. Vanguard Airlines was a LCC that went belly-up after 9/11. They flew 737-200s into various cities from their
186 Post contains images MalpensaSFO : Does American, Delta, US Airways, Northwest, or ATA? Add American, Delta, US Airways, Northwest, and ATA to the above comment about UA. Wasnt America
187 Post contains images Steeler83 : Oh yeah... my bad Um... US doesn't have any Idea as to what airline it wants to be??? Then Why did it merge with HP, to throw a frigging party? I thi
188 USPIT10L : Steeler83, don't try to convince Malpensa of the facts, he just likes to stir the pot. Ignore the posts.
189 Post contains images Steeler83 : Thanks, I'll remember that the next time he makes another one of those posts
190 Uadc8contrail : god this great....i love it when some can express their feelings about ua,ted,ps and the entire ua product while in the process are receiving a payche
191 N1120A : Um, HP bought US in order to enlarge its network and was able to get them on the cheap by rescuing them out of bankruptcy. How does AA have a better
192 USPIT10L : You can't control who you currently work for or used to work for. DL didn't go into bankruptcy because of me. I'm merely stating an opinion. If you d
193 UAORD2000 : so back to the topic......any ideas what the news is?
194 HunUtazo : ...perhaps, it's something to do with earnings...
195 Steeler83 : It would be nice if it was something involving improving their customer satisfaction rating, as I said in post 183 I believe... when I quoted Ctbarnes
196 Gnomon : Actually, I've heard speculation that it's an announcement of some sort of link-up with CO -- possibly a merger or acquisition -- but I highly, highl
197 Steeler83 : Yeah, or watch it be an anouncement, but watch it be something like UA anounced IAD-LNS service and they will run Saab340s...
198 CO767FA : Don't you think you are a bit pre-mature about throwing stones? I mean UA isn't that far out of BK to claim or hint it won the "war". Even Tilton ask
199 USPIT10L : He was taking a shot at me, who doesn't even work for DGS anymore! He's just like MalpensaSFO, loves to stir the pot, just ignore him!
200 UALMMFlyer : First Quarter Result.............
201 BAW716 : United's been doing a lot of very smart things lately. Some changes in the Mileage Plus plan have been announced which are a net positive for traveler
202 MEA-707 : It's the 24th now... America is slowly waking up... any news yet?
203 Hiflyer : So.after 200 plus messages no one confirmed what was the announcement was going to be...or if there even was going to be an announcement. We did get
204 Post contains links Lfutia : lol MEA-707, ongeveer 3:30a mijn tijd waneer jij heb geposted. Doe jij denkt dat Amerika is wakker om 4.30a? blah blah blah all i told him was do you
205 ATLAaron : Noon on the US east coast and nothing yet.
206 ATLAaron : Noon on the US east coast and nothing yet.
207 UAL777UK : looks nothing there is no BIG announcement after all!
208 AirEMS : 1100am here in Denver and all is quiet.... Maybe they ment May 24th eh? Fly & Work Safe -Carl
209 Post contains links Ca2ohHP : Maybe Tilton's compensation is the big news: Glenn F Tilton, CEO Of UAL, Earned $1.1 mil In Total Compensation
210 Steeler83 : Waaaaaaoooooooooooooooowwwww.... Biiiiig news...
211 USPIT10L : My sentiments, exactly, Steeler83, what a waste of a thread. I'll recommend deletion one last time.
212 MalpensaSFO : Funny, the financial results and load factors prove contrary to your opinion.. Wastes Money? United Airlines Premium Service has become the de-facto
213 AirframeAS : I'll second that!
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