Sfo777 From United States of America, joined Sep 2004, 19 posts, RR: 0 Reply 2, posted (8 years 5 months 1 week 3 days 19 hours ago) and read 2099 times:
DIA finally got this working after a year delay serving UAL, the rest of the airlines went for a substituted non-automated baggage system. The whole fiasco cost DIA opening a year late and probably $$$ for UAL.
UA744Flagship From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR: Reply 6, posted (8 years 5 months 1 week 3 days 10 hours ago) and read 1909 times:
NEWSFLASH, this happened over a year ago.
The baggage system that UA ended up paying for during DIA's construction pre-1995 ended up causing more headaches that convenience, so they tossed it. I happened to receive a tour of the underbelly of DIA just before they were about to scrap it, in winter 2003. The system was quite unreliable.
The $250mm was a sunk cost from over a decade ago, so I don't know what the doom and gloom is all about.
F9Fan From United States of America, joined Jan 2004, 689 posts, RR: 3 Reply 8, posted (8 years 5 months 1 week 2 days 21 hours ago) and read 1607 times:
I've heard that UA installed new scanners and new computers, and they also fixed some engineering problems with sections of the track. They use the system for all O/D and connecting traffic at DEN, except hot transfers. I find it interesting that UA is talking about scrapping the system that they insisted was needed to operate efficiently at DEN.
UA744Flagship From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR: Reply 9, posted (8 years 5 months 1 week 2 days 21 hours ago) and read 1577 times:
F9Fan, they are not *talking* about scrapping the system, it was scrapped *months* ago. The issues were with the manufacturer failing to make the system perform as contracted. Why keep a shitty product that's causing more grief than benefit??
Now UA uses the same old system as everyone else. They did install new scanners for their baggage tracking/reporting system, but the automated system is gone, has been gone, and ain't coming back.
Aa777jr From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR: Reply 10, posted (8 years 5 months 1 week 5 hours ago) and read 1446 times:
UA and DEN, what a joke...they build up that airport and poor millions into it, and how many international flights originate non-stop from there? It's rather sad. I thought UA was gonna grow the new DEN...it hasn't happened in their 3+ yrs of bankruptcy. I saw that show on the baggage system at DEN, and everyone they interview said it was crap and has never worked right, it doesn't even do minimum work that lowly airports can accomplish hassle free.
Ual777contrail From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR: Reply 11, posted (8 years 5 months 1 week 4 hours ago) and read 1401 times:
CO didn't have the flights UAL has now in DEN. If you are referring just the international flights then that they don't have. I don't remember UAL ever saying they were going to do mass I-flights. In my opinion DIA is a beautiful airport, it is clean, easy to get around, and lastly easy to connect. It doesn't have the WX delays ORD has or SFO. We very seldom get diversions from DIA, maybe 10 days a year.
Aa777jr From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR: Reply 12, posted (8 years 5 months 6 days 20 hours ago) and read 1247 times:
I just thought, from what I read, UA was going in super heavy to DEN as a hub, and in reality they just don't impress me at all there. The way they handle the luggage, their routing system out of DEN, the planes they fly in there/or not fly in there anymore. They definitely could not only do themselves a favor, but also ORD, if they added flights. I think with UA ailing so much financially, they could surely put their DEN hub to better use with international and domestic flights, for that matter. UA takes one step forward, and two steps backwards.
UA772IAD From Australia, joined Jul 2004, 1635 posts, RR: 3 Reply 13, posted (8 years 5 months 6 days 19 hours ago) and read 1229 times:
UA has established DEN a major domestic hub. How many other International Airlines fly to DEN? Not that many, the biggest is probably LH's 346 service. UA has made DEN into a beautiful,clean, convienient airport giving lots of jobs, etc. Except for their baggage system, I would say that DIA is pretty near flawless, how many other airports have that title?
FriendlySkies From United States of America, joined Aug 2004, 4006 posts, RR: 6 Reply 17, posted (8 years 5 months 6 days 18 hours ago) and read 1186 times:
the biggest is probably LH's 346 service
UA failure to compete with international carrier, lame
Alright hotshot, why would UA compete with it's own partner, Lufthansa, on DEN-FRA? Wouldn't that kind of not make any sense, when UA can just codeshare on the LH flight? Afterall, isn't that THE ENTIRE POINT IN HAVING AN ALLIANCE?
Still waiting on NW to push UA out of DEN and turn it into their hub to fly Pacific flights...
Ual777contrail From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR: Reply 20, posted (8 years 5 months 6 days 18 hours ago) and read 1164 times:
You live in Austin,TX. I live 72 miles south of DIA. UAL's flights are many from DIA, I work a majority of them daily, and you're going to tell ME that DIA isn't flawless? What is your definition of flawless? Compared to UA's other hubs, Dia has never been bad. We get about 10-15 days a summer when the WX goes south, and diverts come. But what am I telling you this, you don't even work for an airline.
~~~~your allegiance to UA is forgivable
Oh, Thank you so much, master. Thank you boss, I am sorry for my loyalty.
~~~~~Still waiting on NW to push UA out of DEN and turn it into their hub to fly Pacific flights.
An-225 From United States of America, joined Sep 2000, 3950 posts, RR: 45 Reply 22, posted (8 years 5 months 6 days 5 hours ago) and read 1003 times:
First of all, I don't even want to respond to moronic comments by our little friend AA777jr. He doesn't know shit. Second, we at UAL still use automated baggage system. Yes, it has its flaws, but in my opinion, we definitely need it. Instead of scrapping it alltogether, it definitely needs to be improved. The old tug and cart system would be a royal pain in the ass.
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