washingtonian From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR: Reply 6, posted (2 years 4 months 2 weeks 3 days 18 hours ago) and read 8424 times:
Thanks for posting. PMUA had an impressive network; the new United has nothing short of an amazing network.
1. Are they dedicating the PMUA 777s that have the IPTE to certain routes like they did with the 767 and 747 fleet before they were completely renovated?
2. Is IAD-GIG not operating non-stop this winter for the few months that it normally does?
Quoting FL787 (Reply 1): Interesting to see IAD-PEK stick around for the first time in a few years and SFO-LHR keep the 744.
Interesting indeed. I wonder if the IAD-PEK flight has shown growth since they started it.
LAXintl From United States of America, joined May 2000, 23502 posts, RR: 50 Reply 17, posted (2 years 4 months 2 weeks 3 days 11 hours ago) and read 6883 times:
Quoting aznmadsci (Reply 15): For a hypothetical scenario ... if the new UA wanted to start IAH-PEK, would it be PMCO or PMUA? Or would they wait till there is a single SOC?
Assuming they would get the required slots and authority I see no reason why it could not be either.
Probably comes more down to aircraft availability, or preference in cabin configurations than anything else. There would be no restriction in using a PMUA plane to IAH if that is something you are getting at.
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quiet1 From Thailand, joined Apr 2010, 327 posts, RR: 0 Reply 21, posted (2 years 4 months 2 weeks 3 days ago) and read 4271 times:
Quoting Hiflyer (Reply 4): I think UA has a 747 cabin crew base at HKG .
UA also has a F/A domicile in NRT.
Quoting goldenjet707 (Reply 18): US carriers train their flight-attendants for all aircraft in their fleets.
In the recent past NRT and HKG F/As were trained only on 747 and 777, but I understand with the merged carrier, they will be qualified on more (all?) equipment types. (I say recent past, because back when a 767 operated HKG-DEL, I'm pretty sure the HKG F/As were qualified on that, as well. From its opening 15+ years ago, the NRT domicile F/As have been 747/777 qualified only.)
Also, LHR and FRA based F/As were not qualified for all equipment types, but I understand that will change, as well, in the merged carrier.
quiet1 From Thailand, joined Apr 2010, 327 posts, RR: 0 Reply 23, posted (2 years 4 months 2 weeks 2 days 18 hours ago) and read 3095 times:
Quoting United1 (Reply 22): PMUA also has F/A bases in LHR and FRA however all pilots are US based.
Yeah, somehow that sentence got edited out of my post. Guess I need to pay closer attention before the final "Post Message" button is pushed!
I was trying to contrast NRT/HKG where F/As were only 747/777 qualified with LHR/FRA where they had a few more qualifications (e.g. 767, but not A320), to supplement goldenjet707's post that US carriers train their F/As for all aircraft types in their fleet.