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United To Decrease Turn-around Time / Not Buy A/C  
User currently offlineDIA From United States of America, joined Jan 2001, 3273 posts, RR: 27
Posted (8 years 9 months 1 week 4 hours ago) and read 2942 times:

My Source: UA Ops Mgr. at DIA

He has disclosed to me that the plan moving forward is: UA will not purchase more a/c for quite awhile...instead they will decrease turn-around times. This will increase the overall amount of flights/seats available for the airline...it will be akin to having (and I loosely quote) about 36 more a/c flying for the ailrline. When he was saying 36 more a/c, he was refering to 733s/A32X size a/c.

I thought this was interesting news...and an interesting approach by a legacy carrier.


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User currently offlineDAYflyer From United States of America, joined Sep 2004, 3807 posts, RR: 3
Reply 1, posted (8 years 9 months 1 week 4 hours ago) and read 2880 times:

They are way behind the power curve on this as most airlines have been axing these times for the past year or two. Good to see they want to do this, it is a good step to take but a bit late in the game.


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User currently offlineFlyDreamliner From United States of America, joined Jan 2006, 2759 posts, RR: 15
Reply 2, posted (8 years 9 months 1 week 4 hours ago) and read 2866 times:

If they aren't going to buy new ones, will they atleast spruce up their 757/737 fleet a little bit. Those things are tired out and some are really in rough shape.


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User currently offlineRamprat74 From United States of America, joined Dec 2003, 1541 posts, RR: 2
Reply 3, posted (8 years 9 months 1 week 3 hours ago) and read 2802 times:

They better add more manpower then. We are turning 757's up here in PDX with three guys. The average loads coming off are 150 bags and 7,000 lbs of mail. We take all of the 50 minute 757 turn time UA gives us.

User currently offlinePVD757 From United States of America, joined Aug 2003, 3418 posts, RR: 16
Reply 4, posted (8 years 9 months 1 week 3 hours ago) and read 2775 times:

any idea on what the current UA standard turn times are and what they will become?

User currently offlineRampRat74 From United States of America, joined Dec 2003, 1541 posts, RR: 2
Reply 5, posted (8 years 9 months 1 week 3 hours ago) and read 2700 times:

737 = 30 minutes
319/320 = 40 minutes
757 = 50 minutes

I haven't heard what they want to knock it down to. They need to give the ramp crews the tools to make this happen. So far, all they been doing is cutting back on manpower. We will just have to see what they have planned.


User currently offlineQuickmover From United States of America, joined Mar 2004, 2494 posts, RR: 0
Reply 6, posted (8 years 9 months 1 week 3 hours ago) and read 2662 times:

I wonder why a 319 takes longer to turn than a 737?

User currently offlineDIA From United States of America, joined Jan 2001, 3273 posts, RR: 27
Reply 7, posted (8 years 9 months 1 week 2 hours ago) and read 2574 times:

Quoting RampRat74 (Reply 5):
I haven't heard what they want to knock it down to.

I can most likely get you specifics on this if you want me to...just let me know.



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