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UA's McDonald: No More A/C Retirements For 2012  
User currently offlinetommy767 From United States of America, joined Aug 2003, 6936 posts, RR: 9
Posted (2 years 5 months 2 weeks 6 days 22 hours ago) and read 11824 times:

From Flyertalk. No more aircraft retirements for the rest of this year, longer 757 boarding times. Leases will be extended on aircraft that were supposed to be returned (757 and 735.) Also an interesting 45 minute block time boarding process created for 757s.

http://www.flyertalk.com/forum/unite...d-year-longer-757-board-times.html

1.More spare aircraft – we are increasing spare capability in our 747, 757 and Airbus fleets, including extending leases for aircraft that were scheduled to be returned. In mid-July, we will add a 777 IPTE-configured spare specifically for routes where we fly that aircraft. In August, we plan to free up a 767.
2.More maintenance resources – we are adding more than 200 mechanics and freed up more than 500 hours of technician time per day to focus on preventive maintenance and reducing the number of out-of-service aircraft. In addition, we are working together to route planes to increase maintenance “touch time” by overnighting aircraft at hubs with the right maintenance capability. We expect this will reduce the need for aircraft swaps and the related customer impact.
3.More time in crew schedules – we added 15 to 30 minutes for connection times in select pilot and flight attendant crew lines for the August schedule to reduce crew connection delays.
4.More time and focus for on-time departures – we are adding block time in both our international and domestic schedules and adjusting ground times. Airport Operations is implementing a number of “quick win” actions to speed both departure and arrival handling, including agents working closely with flight attendants to manage carry-on baggage. On subsidiary UA 757s, we previously increased our boarding time from 30 to 45 minutes in recognition of typically longer boarding on that aircraft.


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User currently offlineEaglePower83 From United States of America, joined Oct 2011, 287 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (2 years 5 months 2 weeks 6 days 22 hours ago) and read 11730 times:

I think it's interesting how they have had to increase 757 board times.
In the past I don't think I ever remember it taking the entire 30min to board a UA 757.

It seems like it's a symptom of something inherently broken at the new UA. Ever since Jan '12, not a single one of my UA flights have left on time.
Prior to Jan '12, when weather was not involved, almost all my flights arrived early, or at least on time. 45min connections at hubs were a no sweat usually. Now they're impossible.

I don't want to rag on this company and pile on......but gate agents do seem to work MUCH harder than they used to.
Also, their new boarding process is NOT as smooth as the old Zone system of Window/Middle/Aisle.
I had a window seat last week and they put me in Group 7, so when I boarded I had to have both people get up, block the aisle and let me into my seat. Very wasteful.

I hope these initiatves help plug the holes in this sinking ship.


User currently offlinetommy767 From United States of America, joined Aug 2003, 6936 posts, RR: 9
Reply 2, posted (2 years 5 months 2 weeks 6 days 22 hours ago) and read 11676 times:

Last PMUA flight I was on going from EWR to LAX the f/a's were rushing people to their seats on the 757. It's amazing how much dicking around some people do during the boarding process. I was in the last row of the plane, and when I got on some guy (think Jersey shore type) was on his f-ing cell phone in my row chatting away in my seat. When I told him to move he said (basically forcing him to the window seat) he said "I ain't going in there". Then I told him to get out and take his phone convo into the galley.

This rule I'm sure has more to do with people acting like idiots during boarding.

Quoting EaglePower83 (Reply 1):
I don't want to rag on this company and pile on......but gate agents do seem to work MUCH harder than they used to.

Indeed they do.



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User currently offlineUA767400 From United States of America, joined Mar 2012, 180 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (2 years 5 months 2 weeks 6 days 21 hours ago) and read 11546 times:

I flew a PMUA 752 IAH-DEN Friday and we started boarding at 6:10 and we were done at 6:35 but we left the gate a few mins late as we were waiting for a few other passengers from connecting flights.

User currently offlineFI642 From Monaco, joined Mar 2005, 1079 posts, RR: 2
Reply 4, posted (2 years 5 months 2 weeks 6 days 21 hours ago) and read 11542 times:

Gate agents are doing more with less. Where there were two there are one now. Last week I watched
a Delta gate agent run like mad, fixing passport stuff, dealing with people leaving bags lay around and
wandering off (computers), passengers asking about offline connections in Europe, then gate checking
and boarding.

I fully understand keeping costs down, but that can be a formula for a serious problem.



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User currently offlinetommy767 From United States of America, joined Aug 2003, 6936 posts, RR: 9
Reply 5, posted (2 years 5 months 2 weeks 6 days 21 hours ago) and read 11420 times:

The other piece is how those 5ish 757 that were going to be returned are now going to stay. I think this is good news as many thought the mass exodus of the 757 being taken over by the 739 was bound to happen.


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User currently offlineEaglePower83 From United States of America, joined Oct 2011, 287 posts, RR: 0
Reply 6, posted (2 years 5 months 2 weeks 6 days 21 hours ago) and read 11376 times:

Here's a further datapoint.

I had to fly BDL-IAD-ORD for Xmas 2011.
My flight to ORD was cancelled due to MX.
Luckily I bought a Red Carpet Club "day pass" (before they were one TIME passes).

I told the lady at the desk what happened and within 2 minutes, she had me on a new flight from DCA-ORD and a taxi voucher.

Last week, I had to go PVD-IAD-ORD.
My PVD flight was delayed due to "systems issues" (whatever that means).
That brought me to IAD within 20min of my IAD-ORD departure.
So I wanted a "protection flight" in case I missed the connection. That took 20min on the phone and another 20min for the gate agent to "verifty it" and add hotel notes to my reservation.
The poor lady was SO helpful but she said since March it's been such an upward hill to help people like she used to.
I RAN like the dickins from A gates to C gates.
The flight was closed, but the awesome PMUA agent checked with the Purser, and she let me on! (My 1 good experience since 3/3).

I'll always foregive weather stuff, because I like how the company values our safety in weather.
But there's so much "systems" drama now. Nothing ever works out like it used to. It's getting hard to deal with.

[Edited 2012-07-09 08:14:24]

User currently offlineflyhossd From United States of America, joined Nov 2009, 981 posts, RR: 2
Reply 7, posted (2 years 5 months 2 weeks 6 days 21 hours ago) and read 11361 times:

Quoting FI642 (Reply 4):
Gate agents are doing more with less. Where there were two there are one now.
Quoting EaglePower83 (Reply 1):
.but gate agents do seem to work MUCH harder than they used to.

I've had L-UA CSAs tell me that SHARES takes 4 times as many keystrokes to process a passenger as the previous system, while the company reduced CSA staffing at the same time! Brilliant!!!

Sure, it's prudent for a company - any company - to reduce expenses, but at UA, the bean-counters are running amok and unchecked (IMHO) and this (my point) is a good example of that.

Penny wise and pound foolish.



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User currently offlineFlighty From United States of America, joined Apr 2007, 8774 posts, RR: 3
Reply 8, posted (2 years 5 months 2 weeks 6 days 21 hours ago) and read 11325 times:

Quoting tommy767 (Reply 2):
It's amazing how much dicking around some people do during the boarding process.

   If each person blocks the line for 1 minute, the flight will be 150 minutes late.   


User currently offlineCALMSP From United States of America, joined Aug 2003, 4050 posts, RR: 8
Reply 9, posted (2 years 5 months 2 weeks 6 days 20 hours ago) and read 11209 times:
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Quoting flyhossd (Reply 7):

If it was clearly such a problem with an extra key-stroke, then sCO would have run nothing but delays. But we know that is not the case.



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User currently offlineLHCVG From United States of America, joined May 2009, 1642 posts, RR: 2
Reply 10, posted (2 years 5 months 2 weeks 6 days 20 hours ago) and read 11131 times:

Quoting flyhossd (Reply 7):
I've had L-UA CSAs tell me that SHARES takes 4 times as many keystrokes to process a passenger as the previous system, while the company reduced CSA staffing at the same time! Brilliant!!!

Sure, it's prudent for a company - any company - to reduce expenses, but at UA, the bean-counters are running amok and unchecked (IMHO) and this (my point) is a good example of that.

Penny wise and pound foolish.

I also seem to remember reading on FT that they've even had to have sCO people attached to sUA gates to offer real-time assistance with SHARES foulups -- not helping expedite boarding or processing of issues but just offering SHARES advice. More wasted time, money, and effort!


User currently offlinetommy767 From United States of America, joined Aug 2003, 6936 posts, RR: 9
Reply 11, posted (2 years 5 months 2 weeks 6 days 20 hours ago) and read 11041 times:

Quoting CALMSP (Reply 9):

sCO employees had years of experience of working a more complicated reservation system. sUA had a better system with less keystrokes.



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User currently offlineavek00 From United States of America, joined Oct 2004, 4418 posts, RR: 19
Reply 12, posted (2 years 5 months 2 weeks 6 days 19 hours ago) and read 10931 times:

The real issue here is that subsidiary United's birds are in pretty crappy condition due to years of old United cost-cutting on maintenance, and when their utilization was brought up to sCO levels, their planes mech'd bigtime. New United is waving the white flag for now, going back to old United utilization levels, until the added mx prowess can rehab these birds into being utilized at more competitive levels.


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User currently offlinetommy767 From United States of America, joined Aug 2003, 6936 posts, RR: 9
Reply 13, posted (2 years 5 months 2 weeks 6 days 19 hours ago) and read 10899 times:

Quoting avek00 (Reply 12):

I don't think it has anything to do with this at all. You do realize that many of the PMUA A319/A320 and PMCO 738/73G were delivered around the same time frame, correct?

Might have something MORE to do with the crossfleeting -- sending sCO and sUA planes to PMCO and PMUA hubs and if there is a break down, well, you could be s*** out of luck.



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User currently offlineThe777Man From United States of America, joined Jul 1999, 6675 posts, RR: 55
Reply 14, posted (2 years 5 months 2 weeks 6 days 19 hours ago) and read 10720 times:

45 minute boarding time for 757s is nothing new; it's been going on for about two months at least.

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User currently offlinedrerx7 From United States of America, joined Jun 2000, 5209 posts, RR: 8
Reply 15, posted (2 years 5 months 2 weeks 6 days 18 hours ago) and read 10598 times:

Quoting EaglePower83 (Reply 1):
Also, their new boarding process is NOT as smooth as the old Zone system of Window/Middle/Aisle.
I had a window seat last week and they put me in Group 7, so when I boarded I had to have both people get up, block the aisle and let me into my seat. Very wasteful.

I think this is common, every time I am in group 7 I'm in a window seat behind the wing. Its absolutely rediculous because the seat mates have to get up and waste time. Its like a complicator machine...the debacler if you will.

Quoting tommy767 (Reply 5):
I think this is good news as many thought the mass exodus of the 757 being taken over by the 739 was bound to happen.

I'm glad they'll be around - I enjoy flying the 75.



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User currently offlineslider From United States of America, joined Feb 2004, 6924 posts, RR: 34
Reply 16, posted (2 years 5 months 2 weeks 6 days 16 hours ago) and read 10318 times:

Quoting avek00 (Reply 12):
The real issue here is that subsidiary United's birds are in pretty crappy condition due to years of old United cost-cutting on maintenance, and when their utilization was brought up to sCO levels, their planes mech'd bigtime. New United is waving the white flag for now, going back to old United utilization levels, until the added mx prowess can rehab these birds into being utilized at more competitive levels.

Bingo.

Your statement is also borne out by the controllable completion numbers for what were PMCO/PMUA before reporting was consolidated. There was a substantial chasm in completion factor between the two entities.


User currently offlineSTT757 From United States of America, joined Mar 2000, 16908 posts, RR: 51
Reply 17, posted (2 years 5 months 2 weeks 6 days 16 hours ago) and read 10281 times:

Quoting tommy767 (Thread starter):
2.More maintenance resources – we are adding more than 200 mechanics and freed up more than 500 hours of technician time per day to focus on preventive maintenance and reducing the number of out-of-service aircraft. In addition, we are working together to route planes to increase maintenance “touch time” by overnighting aircraft at hubs with the right maintenance capability. We expect this will reduce the need for aircraft swaps and the related customer impact.

One of the areas they are probably referring to is the PS fleet, they overnight several at JFK. Those aircraft should hop over to EWR in the evening for maintenance and then hop back in the morning for departure. Kind of like they shuttle aircraft from IAH to HOU for maintenance.

Quoting tommy767 (Reply 11):
sUA had a better system with less keystrokes.

I can take that from someone who has actually worked on the system, not someone who is repeating something they read someone say about the system. Have you even worked for an airline?

Quoting avek00 (Reply 12):
The real issue here is that subsidiary United's birds are in pretty crappy condition due to years of old United cost-cutting on maintenance,
Quoting tommy767 (Reply 13):

I don't think it has anything to do with this at all.

Ask our resident CALTECH who works MCO maintenance, the sUA 757s were in terrible shape. Also age is nothing, sUA has neglected their fleet. One of the legacies of Gordon Bethune was a robust maintenance program at CO, his experience was as an airline mechanic. During his tenure CO built several brand new maintenance facilities at EWR, IAH and HNL as well as expanding other facilities like MCO. And now that is carrying over to the "new" UA, all these years of the UA hub at IAD and they never built any maintenance facilities. Until the merger, now they are building a new hangar at IAD as well as a fifth at EWR.



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User currently offlineSTT757 From United States of America, joined Mar 2000, 16908 posts, RR: 51
Reply 18, posted (2 years 5 months 2 weeks 6 days 16 hours ago) and read 10234 times:

Quoting tommy767 (Reply 5):
as many thought the mass exodus of the 757 being taken over by the 739 was bound to happen.

They are leaving, UA is going to announce on Thursday an order for 100 737NG/MAX, plus 100 options. That's not all growth.

http://www.ibtimes.com/articles/3610...s-737-max-a320-neo-farnborough.htm



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User currently offlinetommy767 From United States of America, joined Aug 2003, 6936 posts, RR: 9
Reply 19, posted (2 years 5 months 2 weeks 6 days 16 hours ago) and read 10189 times:

Quoting STT757 (Reply 17):
Ask our resident CALTECH who works MCO maintenance, the sUA 757s were in terrible shape. Also age is nothing, sUA has neglected their fleet.

STT, that's some BS. One users opinion that they were crap? The UA 757s weren't falling out of the sky before UA and CO merged. What do you call the MX base at SFO? Chopped liver? Unethical MX practices?

Quoting STT757 (Reply 17):
I can take that from someone who has actually worked on the system, not someone who is repeating something they read someone say about the system. Have you even worked for an airline?

Common knowledge that SHARES requires more keystrokes than APOLLO. SHARES also didn't have fastair, something that many GA's would kill to have now.

Quoting STT757 (Reply 18):

but they aren't returning aircraft this year. Key phrasing -- "extending" leases of aircraft that were to be returned..



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User currently offlinercair1 From United States of America, joined Oct 2009, 1357 posts, RR: 52
Reply 20, posted (2 years 5 months 2 weeks 6 days 16 hours ago) and read 10166 times:
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Quoting tommy767 (Reply 2):
Last PMUA flight I was on going from EWR to LAX the f/a's were rushing people to their seats on the 757. It's amazing how much dicking around some people do during the boarding process.

I also think the preponderance of massive carry-on's is causing an issue. I have to go hunting for a spot for my small (way small) carry-on.



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User currently offlineSTT757 From United States of America, joined Mar 2000, 16908 posts, RR: 51
Reply 21, posted (2 years 5 months 2 weeks 6 days 16 hours ago) and read 10154 times:

Quoting tommy767 (Reply 19):
BS. One users opinion that they were crap?

He works on them, something neither you nor I can claim. Perhaps you can PM him for specifics, and then decide. Otherwise he has been pretty consistent about what he's seeing in MCO.

Quoting tommy767 (Reply 19):
Common knowledge that SHARES requires more keystrokes than APOLLO. SHARES also didn't have fastair, something that many GA's would kill to have now.

Common knowledge amongst people who have never worked in the airline industry?



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User currently offlineLHCVG From United States of America, joined May 2009, 1642 posts, RR: 2
Reply 22, posted (2 years 5 months 2 weeks 6 days 16 hours ago) and read 10128 times:

Quoting tommy767 (Reply 19):
STT, that's some BS. One users opinion that they were crap? The UA 757s weren't falling out of the sky before UA and CO merged. What do you call the MX base at SFO? Chopped liver? Unethical MX practices?

Indeed. I believe UA mx at SFO just won some award or certification (maybe it was a recertification) FWIW. They scrimped on a few things, but the big areas were deliveries (AFAIK none since 2002 at PMUA), cabin/interior refurbs on domestic birds, and repainting. Not being an employee that's all I know from the outside; if you (STT) have material knowledge of mx issues then I'd be interested to see your evidence.


User currently offlinetommy767 From United States of America, joined Aug 2003, 6936 posts, RR: 9
Reply 23, posted (2 years 5 months 2 weeks 6 days 16 hours ago) and read 10118 times:

Quoting rcair1 (Reply 20):
also think the preponderance of massive carry-on's is causing an issue. I have to go hunting for a spot for my small (way small) carry-on.

Always. Usually 4-5 rows away from the seat, in most cases. This includes the fact that I can preboard as a group 5 premier lane CC holder.

Quoting STT757 (Reply 21):
He works on them, something neither you nor I can claim. Perhaps you can PM him for specifics, and then decide. Otherwise he has been pretty consistent about what he's seeing in MCO.

I think we can agree that both MX bases are highly skilled. I don't think you have the right to say that all PMUA 757s were maintaned like garbage since they were in constant short haul work horse mode and weren't getting into accidents.



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User currently offlineCALMSP From United States of America, joined Aug 2003, 4050 posts, RR: 8
Reply 24, posted (2 years 5 months 2 weeks 6 days 16 hours ago) and read 10104 times:
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Quoting tommy767 (Reply 11):

thats my point. having the experience or learning it. The attitude of some sUA agents is not wanting to learn a new system. We open international stations and many of those agents catch on right away.........with 1 flight a day of work. Doing a shift 5 days a week, 8 hours a day, after 4 months should have you in pretty good hsape.



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25 N62NA : So now the schedules will say that it takes 4 hours to fly EWR-MIA??? Ridiculous.
26 tommy767 : didn't they only have DAYS of limited training? It's not attitude, it's lack of communication from corporate. Same old song.
27 platinumfoota : This also helps out below the wing. PMCO 757 only have a cargo loading systems in their 300's. This means you need more manpower to load these aircra
28 drerx7 : Yea, on this one I actually am going to have to go with CALTECH on this - the accuracy of his post over the years and consistancy of them lends great
29 CALMSP : i can't quote specifically on teh amount of training, but whether or not anyone believes it, the company didnt give a one-day learning session. Need
30 windy95 : sUAL 757's only. Bingo. The sUAL 757 fleet was in terrible shape. Correct. Yes they where and still are. Cannot happen fast enough. But their MX dela
31 IAHFLYR : I will also going to go with CALTECH, he is in the trenches whether or not you like it Tommy, he's there. They don't have to be falling from the sky
32 STT757 : Please refer to our resident sCO maintenance person, CALTECH, and his numerous insightful posts (including photos). This whole longer boarding times,
33 LHCVG : That's absolutely what I'm getting at - let's not spread talk making it sound as if UA is bad and has unsafe planes. They simply made business decisi
34 STT757 : I agree, this is about not having an aircraft going tech at the gate.
35 AADC10 : I am surprised that they are extending the leases on the 735s. At one point, they were considering their immediate retirement but lower oil prices and
36 BCEaglesCO757 : To this very day as he was at CO Bethune holds an A&P along with his ATP and flew a great deal of our new aircraft Left seat from SEA himself. Ve
37 BCEaglesCO757 : I can assure you CALTECH knows what he is talking about. The guys down in MCO are pretty good. " I'll take CALTECHS opinion over flyertalk for $1000
38 Post contains images Sulley : I gotta pile on here as well. It'd be great if SFO did all the work on the sUA 75's -- but if you really knew UA, you'd know most of the work has bee
39 JAAlbert : I hear this recited all the time, but I never see any discussion with facts supporting the statement. (So here I go with no actual facts, but my own
40 STT757 : Bingo, more work needs to brought back in house (especially on the sUA side). The closing of the Indy facility is really a big reason for the dramati
41 tommy767 : What does gordo have to do with this thread?
42 IAHFLYR : Read the posts and find out! What is it with you and all the anti everything related to CO? Did you get fired from CO at one time or what? Did the PE
43 CALTECH : IND was state of the art, still would be today. One could hope. Though MCOMX works out of old United States Air Force B-52/KC-135 hangars, besides th
44 tommy767 : No I don't work for the airlines. Growing up near a CO hub, I just didn't care for the CO way of doing things. I thought they were overrated and comp
45 Sulley : No, but you're on a one man crusade tilting at windmills.[Edited 2012-07-10 10:58:19]
46 drerx7 : Well, I don't know about me personally kissing CO ass. All I can say is I'm a Houstonian, and I didn't start flying Continental religiously until 199
47 Post contains images IAHFLYR : I completely agree however; my CO days go back to the late 80's when it was basically a crap shoot if you'd have a plan at the gate let alone get to
48 iahworldflyer : Bringing this thread back to topic...does this mean they will suspend retiring the rest of the 762 fleet as well? IIRC, there are still about 5 left i
49 SonomaFlyer : Given the small size of this (sub)fleet and the CASM issues, I don't see them keeping the 762's. The leases they are holding on to/adding spares for
50 CALPSAFltSkeds : UA just ferried 3631, a 735 without E+ from IAH to HOU. HOU has been doing E+ conversion on the735, but none have been converted for a few weeks. HOU
51 slider : Good points, both of these. It bears repeating that there aren't any safety issues, but maintenance management has a large factor in what overall dis
52 tommy767 : Both count for something. Not exactly true. CO had better dispatch rates than UA, but UA had shorter delays overall than CO.
53 drerx7 : Yea - but better dispatch rates means that the birds actually took - off vs. took off late?
54 Post contains images Sulley : I'm a Floridian that lived in Orlando -- does that make me an expert on Mickey Mouse?
55 Post contains images IAHFLYR : That's some funny shxt there. Where do you get your information? Would you be so kind as to reveal the sources for your definitive comments? Not tryi
56 tommy767 : I just saw it on flyertalk yesterday. I forgot the thread but I'm going to have to dig around and look for it. He probably had the in on the best tim
57 STT757 : Because about 50% of sCO's operation, give or take, is from EWR. Having only two main hubs, one of which is the most delayed prone airport in the nat
58 CALTECH : Nobody said it better than you. You do not work for the airlines, but you seem to think you know United-Continental Holdings MX ins and outs. While y
59 Post contains images CODC10 : There's your mistake... plenty of posters with an agenda over there too (especially when they miss an upgrade, or aren't compensated 5x the value of
60 N62NA : ... because of CO/UA! Just sayin'....
61 FlyPNS1 : The new UA is being run the way CO was run as the management is overwhelmingly CO. So if sUA is running like crap right now, then it's CO's managemen
62 CODC10 : Right, because our brilliant and 100% efficient ATC infrastructure couldn't possibly have anything to do with it...
63 STT757 : Absolutely, while it was interesting seeing 737-100s, 737-200s, 737-300, 737-500s, 727s, MD-80s, A300s, DC-10s, DC-9s, 747s flying from EWR I can ima
64 N62NA : ... so UA overschedules beyond the capacity of EWR.
65 CODC10 : Prove it.
66 STT757 : No, the FAA has failed to hire enough controllers and to invest in their infrastructure and technology. The airport itself can handle much more passe
67 drerx7 : So what? Its the combined airline now. For what its worth, Smisek was going to take CO down that road anyway. The decline of CO started 2 CEOs ago.
68 Post contains images IAHFLYR : No, because of the lack of airspace in the NY area to operate 2.5 major airports, then tack on PHL, BWI, IAD, and DCA. Oh no, not a thing to do with
69 flyhossd : Truer words have never been written.
70 N62NA : LHR also has a LOT more widebodies coming in than EWR, and the LHR widebodies are much larger than those at EWR, so LHR's resources are used much mor
71 N757ST : Ewr's problem is not controllers, it's companies like ua running dash 8 after dash 8, erj after erj, DAL running RJ and RJ, etc. The problem with cap
72 AS739BSI : EWR has runway separation issues given that the 4-22s are 800 feet apart. LHR has them far apart enough for independent operations. 11-22 isn't used
73 N62NA : Just a note: For some reason, the text you quoted was attributed to me - but I didn't write that - in fact I wrote a response TO that quoted text.
74 CODC10 : You still haven't proven anything, instead relying on gross generalizations and observations to make a determination that UA and UA alone is responsi
75 IAHFLYR : I can't spell Traffic Management however, I can tell ya when you are required to add 1-3 NM more separation on final due to the arrival of B752, B762
76 windy95 : But have to be weighted less than people who have been in the industry and at these companies for 10,20 or 30 years.
77 N62NA : Yes, I have. Of course it's UA - just look at who has the HUGE majority of flights in and out of EWR.
78 Post contains images tommy767 : I've been flying CO since 1988 and back then they were a terrible airline. They got better in the 90s, but I always thought flying on them was a gene
79 N62NA : Again (2nd time in this topic) just to make this clear: I've been quoted mistakenly in a post. I did NOT write "Prove it" - rather, I was the one bei
80 tommy767 : I know you did, I was trying to make a point about how you are correct. Many are in denial that CO grew the airport to an out of control conjested na
81 Sulley : Tommy, you didn't read. He said 722 Mods, shut this one down.
82 CODC10 : How? Because you said so? I do not see one single factual assertion in your posts. If you want to claim that EWR is "overscheduled" by UA, show us th
83 tommy767 : In the past, it was without a doubt overscheduled. EWR has always struggled finding it's niche between a major hub for CO plus the other majors havin
84 Post contains links STT757 : Quoting today's UA press release: https://hub.united.com/en-us/News/Co...nited-orders-boeing-737-max-9.aspx The 737 9 MAX looks cool with the new win
85 IAHFLYR : I have yet to see any post which claims either. Or, maybe "conjested" has a meaning that I haven't found yet!!
86 Post contains images IAHFLYR : Sure does. I say put the new gold stripe on them like the 788.
87 Post contains images LAXintl : I did not want to post much until the 737 order was official. Well - some 735 and 762 are still leaving. Extensions OK, but very short term. I think t
88 Post contains images CALTECH : As they used to say about NY/NJ ATC, if there is a cloud within 500 miles of NYC, ground stops and delays are coming. Sorry, you named yourself. No o
89 Post contains images IAHFLYR : I only hope the aircraft that are scheduled to be delivered in the 4th quarter of THIS year in fact get delivered, I heard a little whisper yesterday
90 tommy767 : Another cheap shot from the sCO fans. Spell check wasn't on. Looks like another f-ing 739. Can't be all of them -- if they are extending the leases a
91 Post contains images IAHFLYR : Get over yourself. It wasn't a cheap shot from any sCO fans it was from me and me alone. If you can't deal with the flames then I suggest you turn th
92 slider : Incorrect. EWR is not at capacity. In fact, sCO (now UA) has MORE slots than ever before in EWR yet flies less absolute number of flights in order to
93 tommy767 : What are the numbers on this one?
94 avek00 : If you pad your block times and turnaround times enough, and utilize your fleet inefficiently enough, being #1 in on-time arrivals isn't a major acco
95 slider : Don't have them offhand but there were several internal reports that had these figures which I really can't share. Public numbers though, so go verif
96 tommy767 : What was the old United philosophy? Clearly they had something set in stone to get a #1 on-time arrivals record in 2009 and 2010. They probably didn'
97 windy95 : Also loading up MCO with A32x parts. All of sUA's 57's have also been coming through there for some TLC.
98 United1 : UAs block times were realistic on the routes that they operated. What that means is that if UA knew that a flight was statistically going to be delay
99 avek00 : I don't question the safety of the sUA fleet in the least. However, as new UA's management has realized to their chagrin, old United engaged in a lot
100 windy95 : Good post.. Correct. But with all that has happened sUAL and with much of the MX being outsourced the intereiors seemd to be beaten up pretty bad com
101 tommy767 : What I needed to know for comparison. You are taking things too personally. I knock on CO, not yourself. You failed to mention specifics about what s
102 srbmod : Due to several participants in this thread deciding to debate the user instead of the topic and turn the thread into childish and petty bickering, thi
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