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CO To Make Aviation History!  
User currently offlinetpaewr From United States of America, joined May 2001, 450 posts, RR: 0
Posted (2 years 9 months 3 weeks 8 hours ago) and read 27684 times:

Watch for something on 07nov from CO that is a first ever in U.S. aviation.





To meet the rule guildlines I will say this is strictly my opinion, that CO will do anything special this coming week

[Edited 2011-11-05 12:19:51 by wilco737]

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User currently offlineFSDan From United States of America, joined Jan 2011, 753 posts, RR: 2
Reply 1, posted (2 years 9 months 3 weeks 8 hours ago) and read 27669 times:

CO specifically? Or UA/CO as a combined entity...


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User currently offlineArniepie From Belgium, joined Aug 2005, 1265 posts, RR: 1
Reply 2, posted (2 years 9 months 3 weeks 8 hours ago) and read 27585 times:

Nothing to do with this announcement,?
http://www.theverge.com/2011/11/5/25...in-in-flight-wi-fi-rollout-in-2012

Quote:
Beginning in mid-2012 United and Continental airlines will outfit 300 of their planes with in-flight Wi-Fi in an agreement with Panasonic Avionics Corporation. Panasonic's Ku-band Wi-Fi is special because it will enable both airlines to offer connectivity on international flights, which no other American operator currently has.

While the company expects to have its entire fleet covered by 2015, it will begin with the Airbus A319 and A320 and Boeing 747, 757, 767, 777 and 787 aircraft. This is in addition to United Holding's previous announcement that it would bring satellite Wi-Fi to the more than 200 planes it owns which have DirecTV.



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User currently offlinetpaewr From United States of America, joined May 2001, 450 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (2 years 9 months 3 weeks 8 hours ago) and read 27474 times:

it is strictly a CO deal, and it has nothing to do with UA or wifi

again just stating unsubstantiated person opinion, CO maybe could operate the first U.S. bio-fuel pax flight. If they were gonna do that I think they would fly it IAH-ORD with CO1403 this monday, but that could be just a lucky guess  


User currently offlineGingersnap From United Kingdom, joined Aug 2010, 893 posts, RR: 5
Reply 4, posted (2 years 9 months 3 weeks 7 hours ago) and read 27338 times:

Quoting tpaewr (Reply 3):
again just stating unsubstantiated person opinion, CO maybe could operate the first U.S. bio-fuel pax flight. If they were gonna do that I think they would fly it IAH-ORD with CO1403 this monday, but that could be just a lucky guess  

U.S aviation history sure. But since it's already been done elsewhere I'm not so excited about it. However, good on CO.



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User currently offlinetpaewr From United States of America, joined May 2001, 450 posts, RR: 0
Reply 5, posted (2 years 9 months 3 weeks 7 hours ago) and read 27229 times:

Quoting Gingersnap (Reply 4):
U.S aviation history sure. But since it's already been done elsewhere I'm not so excited about it. However, good on CO.

True, but it is still another last bit of something for the record books for CO before the bell rings, so I am pleased with that 



As long as I am expressing totally unsupported view points, I had a dream last night that UA applied to fly SFO-MNL non-stop last month and it waiting for the Philippine Gov now. That said as my guesses and opinions go, the bio-fuel is a pretty solid hunch, MNL is still in the works....I mean just a dream I had.


User currently offlinenighthawk From UK - Scotland, joined Sep 2001, 5134 posts, RR: 33
Reply 6, posted (2 years 9 months 3 weeks 7 hours ago) and read 27092 times:

Quoting tpaewr (Thread starter):
But watch for something on 07nov from CO that is a first ever in U.S. aviation.

They plan to report they made a profit?   



That'll teach you
User currently offlinekgaiflyer From United States of America, joined Jul 2008, 4264 posts, RR: 1
Reply 7, posted (2 years 9 months 3 weeks 7 hours ago) and read 27073 times:
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Quoting tpaewr (Reply 5):
MNL is still in the works....I mean just a dream I had.

I'm pretty sure EWR or IAD to MNL would also sell -- if there was any equipment available to fly it.


User currently offlinekgaiflyer From United States of America, joined Jul 2008, 4264 posts, RR: 1
Reply 8, posted (2 years 9 months 3 weeks 7 hours ago) and read 26995 times:
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Quoting tpaewr (Reply 3):
CO maybe could operate the first U.S. bio-fuel pax flight.

Already been done, yes?
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User currently offlineiahflyer From United States of America, joined Dec 2006, 319 posts, RR: 0
Reply 9, posted (2 years 9 months 3 weeks 5 hours ago) and read 26551 times:

I'll take a bite out of this one, they bring out a retro scheme 777 or 757 with Peter Max on one side and meatball on the other or they begin to fly to LOS or they order 15 7478's or they announce the worlds longest route from IAH to DEL or HYD. Am i right or what?

@tpaewr, as much as I love a good guessing match, a hint would be nice about 24ish hours in advance of the press conference/event/hoe-down/barn stomp. Thanks in advance, ya'll have a good one now ya hear.



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User currently offlineeinsteinboricua From Puerto Rico, joined Apr 2010, 3053 posts, RR: 8
Reply 10, posted (2 years 9 months 3 weeks 5 hours ago) and read 26316 times:

Quoting nighthawk (Reply 6):
They plan to report they made a profit?

You're thinking of AA most likely. 



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User currently offlineLV From United States of America, joined Jun 2001, 2002 posts, RR: 0
Reply 11, posted (2 years 9 months 3 weeks 5 hours ago) and read 25756 times:

Biofuels are great but the way a lot of the ones used in the aviation industry are made is more environmentally destructive than the dino juice they are replacing. It's not just running on biofuel... but running on biofuel that is economically viable and that can be made in an environmentally friendly way.

User currently offlineTimboflier215 From United Kingdom, joined May 2005, 1334 posts, RR: 1
Reply 12, posted (2 years 9 months 3 weeks 5 hours ago) and read 25666 times:

Quoting LV (Reply 11):
but the way a lot of the ones used in the aviation industry are made is more environmentally destructive than the dino juice they are replacing.

Bingo. Bio fuels are NOT the answer, sadly. Just an easier way for the aviation industry to say it's reducing it's carbon footprint....


User currently offlineghifty From United States of America, joined Jul 2010, 891 posts, RR: 0
Reply 13, posted (2 years 9 months 3 weeks 3 hours ago) and read 23239 times:

Quoting kgaiflyer (Reply 8):
Already been done, yes?

AFAIK, that's just a livery stating CO's commitment to reducing their carbon footprint.. by operating the fleet they operate (one of the most fuel efficient, per their claims).



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User currently offlineDualQual From United States of America, joined Mar 2006, 763 posts, RR: 1
Reply 14, posted (2 years 9 months 3 weeks 1 hour ago) and read 21781 times:

Quoting kgaiflyer (Reply 8):

Already been done, yes?

Not on a revenue flight. That ship number operated a test flight with bio fuel. I believe the OP is intimating that it will be a revenue flight with paying pax onboard that will operate on bio fuel.


User currently offlineUnitedTristar From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 15, posted (2 years 9 months 3 weeks 1 hour ago) and read 21348 times:

Quoting kgaiflyer (Reply 7):
I'm pretty sure EWR or IAD to MNL would also sell -- if there was any equipment available to fly it.

never going to happen, yields are way too low.

I think UA would be happy to funnel passengers through their partner NH over NRT on their new trip

-m

  


User currently offlineKELPkid From United States of America, joined Nov 2005, 6370 posts, RR: 3
Reply 16, posted (2 years 9 months 2 weeks 6 days 19 hours ago) and read 16096 times:

Quoting tpaewr (Reply 3):
again just stating unsubstantiated person opinion, CO maybe could operate the first U.S. bio-fuel pax flight. If they were gonna do that I think they would fly it IAH-ORD with CO1403 this monday, but that could be just a lucky guess

Who has gone to the trouble of certifying a biofuel as a Jet-A equivalent fuel? Wasn't aware that anyone had done that yet  



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User currently offlinepoint2point From United States of America, joined Mar 2010, 2754 posts, RR: 1
Reply 17, posted (2 years 9 months 2 weeks 6 days 19 hours ago) and read 15934 times:

  

I got it.....

  


They're going to announce a DEN-NRT nonstop.....

Nobody else has ever had a scheduled n/s from DEN to Asia before.....

It'll be history......

  


User currently offlineMortyman From Norway, joined Aug 2006, 3874 posts, RR: 1
Reply 18, posted (2 years 9 months 2 weeks 6 days 15 hours ago) and read 13335 times:

They will only use Airbus aircraft from now on  

User currently offlineMadameConcorde From San Marino, joined Feb 2007, 10893 posts, RR: 37
Reply 19, posted (2 years 9 months 2 weeks 6 days 15 hours ago) and read 12765 times:

Smi$ek placing an order for 100 A-380s for the newly merged airline.

     



There was a better way to fly it was called Concorde
User currently offlineBlueman87 From United States of America, joined exactly 5 years ago today! , 535 posts, RR: 0
Reply 20, posted (2 years 9 months 2 weeks 6 days 10 hours ago) and read 9784 times:

maybe there going to order A320 NEO


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User currently offlinepliersinsight From United States of America, joined May 2008, 490 posts, RR: 0
Reply 21, posted (2 years 9 months 2 weeks 6 days 10 hours ago) and read 9384 times:

Quoting iahflyer (Reply 9):
I'll take a bite out of this one, they bring out a retro scheme 777 or 757 with Peter Max on one side and meatball on the other or they begin to fly to LOS or they order 15 7478's or they announce the worlds longest route from IAH to DEL or HYD. Am i right or what?

Great, I've been waiting for a "Where is the Peter Max 777 meatball ?" thread. I'd start it myself but I know 100 other users will beat me to it, 15% of them claiming the livery will look better on the A350.

Glad to hear Boing is making a 748SP to cover that new ULH route. Cue the person starting the "Why doesn't Boeing make an SP version of the 748?" thread. Hm, that might be a good one.

Quoting nighthawk (Reply 6):
Quoting tpaewr (Thread starter): But watch for something on 07nov from CO that is a first ever in U.S. aviation.
They plan to report they made a profit?

I hope not, or else we are all getting subpoenas from the Securities and Exchange Commission.

Now for something completely different:

Ohhhh, I know I know! They are going to recycle waste oil from McDonalds! I think it would be fabu if jet exhaust smelled like french fries. Maybe they could have a Kentucky Fried variant as well. Those long taxi lines at EWR just got finger lickin' good!


User currently offlinekgaiflyer From United States of America, joined Jul 2008, 4264 posts, RR: 1
Reply 22, posted (2 years 9 months 2 weeks 6 days 8 hours ago) and read 7585 times:
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Quoting iahflyer (Reply 9):
they bring out a retro scheme 777 or 757 with Peter Max on one side and meatball on the other

Actually, a 'proud bird with a golden tail' isn't a bad idea for a widebody. As you can see, the scheme looked better on larger airframes.
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Personally, I've always considered the "Peter Max" scheme vomit-worthy. And as most of you have hinted, it has become an utter joke -- except for those wearing afros, tight silk shirts, at least ten gold chains, bell-bottoms, and platform boots.
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User currently offlineMikey711MN From United States of America, joined Nov 2003, 1397 posts, RR: 8
Reply 23, posted (2 years 9 months 2 weeks 6 days 5 hours ago) and read 5832 times:

Now posted to the UA Facebook page...

Quote:
We’ll operate the first U.S. commercial flight powered by advanced biofuel, using the world’s first 100 percent algae-derived jet fuel on Monday, Nov. 7. The historic flight will depart from our hub at Houston’s Bush Intercontinental Airport and fly to our hub at Chicago O’Hare.



I plan on living forever. So far, so good...
User currently offlinepoint2point From United States of America, joined Mar 2010, 2754 posts, RR: 1
Reply 24, posted (2 years 9 months 2 weeks 6 days 5 hours ago) and read 6001 times:

Quoting Mikey711MN (Reply 24):
Now posted to the UA Facebook page...

Quote:
We’ll operate the first U.S. commercial flight powered by advanced biofuel, using the world’s first 100 percent algae-derived jet fuel on Monday, Nov. 7. The historic flight will depart from our hub at Houston’s Bush Intercontinental Airport and fly to our hub at Chicago O’Hare.

Hooray......

Good good good and more good.

Although personally, I think that this is about 25 or so years late for someone to be doing this but hey..... it's finally getting done now.

All the best to CO (UA) for this.

 


25 Post contains links freakyrat : Alaska Airlines and it's sister carrier Horizon Air is starting the first passenger revenue carrying biofuel flights. http://finance.yahoo.com/news/Al
26 Post contains images United1 : AS/Horizons flights start on Wednesday...United-Continental Holdings (think that will keep me out of trouble with the UA vs COers? ) flew the first ev
27 Post contains images CPHFF : Maybe one of their flights will actually depart HOU on time?
28 Post contains images IAHFLYR : Proably not as they don't have regular passenger flights at HOU! IAH is the airport CO and UA fly to/from in Houston for regular passenger traffic.
29 Post contains images LV : It says AS's fuel is going to be made from used cooking oil. So the cue line at SEA is going to smell like tacos and french fries
30 yeelep : UA-CO flight will be the first in the US. Other airlines in other countries have already flown such flights.
31 Post contains images MasseyBrown : I agree it's a good start. Still, it would be nice if UA was upfront with the blended cost of the product they will be burning and the amount of gove
32 Post contains images par13del : I got it, I got it. CO will become the first airline in the world to have been merged into another entity on one side and emerge on the other side un
33 Post contains images kgaiflyer : Except for the last flight of the day that always waits for known connecting passengers. ------------------------------------------------------------
34 MasseyBrown : My question got answered, for Alaska's product, by the morning WSJ. The cooking oil derivative costs $17.00 a gallon for the 20% blend. If we assume
35 474218 : Boy was this whole thread a bummer? I thought it was going to be something exciting!
36 CO777DAL : We have a winner! That was funny! I disagree. I think this was one of the most hilarious threads I have read in a while. I got a good laugh out of it
37 United1 : It will be interesting ....it should be noted that UA is using a 60/40 blend with the 40 being Jet-A. Also the type of synthetic fuel that UA is usin
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