MSNDC9 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 2, posted (5 years 4 months 2 weeks 5 days 16 hours ago) and read 4096 times:
Quoting BMI727 (Reply 1): But, on another note, the fact that this has come out and UA is looking for other players makes me think that they may not have been too happy with the offers they have gotten from Airbus and Boeing.
My hunch is they need a 100 seater and the A&B offerings just don't cut it.
Ual727ne From United States of America, joined Dec 2007, 205 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (5 years 4 months 2 weeks 5 days 16 hours ago) and read 3982 times:
I would LOVE to see the 190/195 in UA colors. I been wanting to ask if it would be a good replacement for the 737's but i never sign on much anymore. I just sit here and read read read. I think it would be a smart move to go this route, then again i don't really know for sure. Just my .02
Gotta love 3 holers!!! MD11,DC10,L-1011,B727 for life!!!!
LAXintl From United States of America, joined May 2000, 26855 posts, RR: 50
Reply 6, posted (5 years 4 months 2 weeks 5 days 15 hours ago) and read 3854 times:
A carrot for the pilots imo.
United has stated it is interested in operating large RJs, and even made mention of this as part of its broader contract negotiation goals.
The framing of this is more of a carrot for the pilots to come up with a appropriate compelling pay rate for the type to operate on property in return to get many of the furloughed folks back.(some 1400+ currently with more furloughs scheduled in early 2010)
The UAL ALPA chair stated the following just this week. "There still remains a significant gap in the 70 -- 120 seat range. The pilots of United Airlines are dependent on those growth opportunities and remain willing to work with United to regain the airline's preeminence."
From the desert to the sea, to all of Southern California
United787 From United States of America, joined May 2005, 2919 posts, RR: 2
Reply 7, posted (5 years 4 months 2 weeks 5 days 15 hours ago) and read 3803 times:
I smell another split order...
EMB 190-195 or C-Series (or even MRJ) for the bottom end to replace some of the retired 735s
Maybe a few A320s for the mid-sized to replace some of the retired 733s
An improved A321 for the top end to replace the 757s in the long term
I agree that UA should order more 319s as they are more comfortable, flown with mainstream UA pilots and I would feel a hell of a lot safer in one of those during a major rainstorm such as the one I flew in a week ago on a CRJ-200.
Egcarter From United States of America, joined Aug 2007, 160 posts, RR: 0
Reply 12, posted (5 years 4 months 2 weeks 5 days 13 hours ago) and read 3344 times:
I do believe that this narrowbody order will be to REPLACE the 757 and A3xx fleets, as they will be getting rather "long in the tooth" as we pass 2010 and approach the 2020 timeframe. 757 replacements first (oldest flying), then the A319/20s. I don't see how more A319s will help, unless the type is superseded in the Airbus product line.