Scorpy From United States of America, joined Dec 2006, 398 posts, RR: 1 Reply 2, posted (5 years 2 months 2 days 19 hours ago) and read 15871 times:
Does this mean more CR7's or will they be shedding frequency or some routes? As much as the RJ's get a beating on this board, I prefer the CR7's to UA's 737s, I just don't like how mesa seem unable to manage their crew staffing, as my last few flights have all had crews needing to be changed due to too many hours.
Bicoastal From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR: Reply 3, posted (5 years 2 months 2 days 17 hours ago) and read 15466 times:
15 to 20 aircraft is a lot. United already dumped many during bankruptcy. United Express likely will pick up many routes. I wonder if UA mainline is going to eliminate routes or reduce frequencies? This bodes well for other airlines...Virgin America, Southwest, Frontier and JetBlue....in historically strong UA markets. UA is giving up the legacy tradition of fighting for market share and reducing to a profitable...we hope....size.
Davidlc3 From United States of America, joined Jun 2007, 341 posts, RR: 0 Reply 11, posted (5 years 2 months 2 days 16 hours ago) and read 15020 times:
let the guessing game of what flights/cities to be cut begin!
here's a question...if the CRJs are such fuel hogs and carry too few people, why would they cxl 737 flights and sub with CRJs ? I'm not good with fuel burn per pax so I may be asking a very stupid question here.
EXAAUADL From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR: Reply 12, posted (5 years 2 months 2 days 16 hours ago) and read 15007 times:
Quoting Davidlc3 (Reply 11): here's a question...if the CRJs are such fuel hogs and carry too few people, why would they cxl 737 flights and sub with CRJs ? I'm not good with fuel burn per pax so I may be asking a very stupid question here.
1. are they going to sub with CRJs?
2. United is stupid
B757capt From United States of America, joined Feb 2004, 1234 posts, RR: 0 Reply 20, posted (5 years 2 months 2 days 14 hours ago) and read 13959 times:
Quoting Dakota123 (Reply 18): I agree, worn out (interiors, can't say about mechanical) and ready for pasture. Plus, sure throws a monkey-wrench into things when UA has to substitute a -500 for a -300.
Oh man couldn't agree more! To go from 8F/120Y to 8F/96Y stinks!
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United1 From United States of America, joined Oct 2003, 5337 posts, RR: 8 Reply 24, posted (5 years 2 months 2 days 10 hours ago) and read 12203 times:
Quoting FL787 (Reply 23): I've flown on both before. Is there really an interior difference between the 300 and 500 because I didn't notice.
The only major difference is the number of seats in coach (and of course the former Shuttle by United 300s/500s have a smaller galley and one less lav) they both have the old style (without headrest) seats in coach and the standard domestic F seats that you see across the fleet. As far as I know none of the 737s have the updated interior colors and of course none have video IFE just audio.
25 FlyingJHawk: What impact will this have on UA serving ICT? Typically, these are always served with 737-500 a/c and the few times I have flown the planes have been
26 N174UA: UA did the same with the DC-10s and 747s during the late '70s as well. Back then, they owned all of their aircraft, and thus had no obligations to fl
27 PSU.DTW.SCE: NW has already planned to park 35 DC-9-30's this year. They were supposed to be parked mostly after the summer, but now it is likely this plan will b
28 Flybynight: While I can't say I'm a big fan of UA's 737's (I believe they were all built from 1985 - approx 1991), I believe the interiors are more comfortable (w
29 A380US: how does it go from 30 to 40 all the way to 100
30 DC8FanJet: The 737-500's are owned, and can be parked either temporary or permanently, depends on fuel cost. Not that much difference between CRJ-700's and the 9
31 Ayubogg: It sounds like UA is down-sizing many routes from 737's to RJ's but here in EUG it's different. Starting March 30th, all UA flights to and from SFO he
32 B757capt: I believe the 8 were already announced to be returned to leasers last quarter. They should leave the fleet by summer.
33 TrijetsRMissed: Both already have, although percentage wise, the retired MD-80's in AA's fleet is marginal. Either 25 year old airframes or second hand models. Plus,
34 MrBrightSide: It will be interesting to see will UA go ahead and start ordering fuel-efficient planes such as A380 (for those 30 B744 birds) and B787 or A350 as rep
35 Gigneil: I love when 15 year olds reply. I'd love it if they got banned. The E70 is a vastly superior product, and a cheaper aircraft to fly. I am looking for
36 BAW716: The dominos are starting to fall... UA is in a vulnerable position right now...and this is just the beginning of what I fear will be a radical downsiz
37 Gigneil: United has one of the best cash and debt positions in the industry. Delta has one of the worst. NS
38 N174UA: Industry consolidation is going to happen this year, via merger or cost of fuel. With the DL/NW deal all but dead, and DL offering about half of its
39 ADent: I wonder what will happen with CLE and UA. CLE-ORD has 3x737-500 and 2xCRJs listed for July. Will they pull aircraft from somewhere else or basically
40 Lufthansa: You mean like Qantas using Jetstar to take over domestic routes and then making those same higher cost staff start flying to Hong Kong instead of dom
41 FUN2FLY: Gone are the days of DC-10's. Now, we get an occasional 752. Imagine all RJ's at some point, similar to CO, AA.
42 Warreng24: The 735's in UA's fleet are actually newer than the 733's. Deliveries of the 735's started in 1990 and ended in 1992. Deliveries of 733's started in
43 LTBEWR: I suspect that a number of fuel inefficient a/c, much like after 9/11 will be parked or retired, due to declining demand by all airlines in the USA an
44 FlyBoy84: STL only has 1 mainline from ORD and NONE going in to ORD as it is! That one mainline is currently a 733 (sometimes A319), but is many times 735! I'd
45 AJMIA: I don't think AA will be parking any more planes any time soon. We are still plane constrained from dumping the ex TW 757s last year. I think we will
46 Lufthansa: Exactly! RJ's belong in markets that simply can't support 737s, MD80s or 32S. Not markets that could support several mainline narrowbody flights per
47 777fan: I couldn't agree more. The 733s are just as tired and I cringe with concern while they roll on takeoff or get bounced around in turbulence. Dunno, bu