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by panam330
Thu May 25, 2017 1:55 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA To Remove Narrowbody IFE
Replies: 158
Views: 23603

Re: AA To Remove Narrowbody IFE

UA has always been behind in the times. I don't need fancy PTV's but these days USB/Power ports are a must. UA has in-seat power nose-to-tail (as well as fairly decent wifi) on almost all of its mainline aircraft, domestic and international. If anything, it's AA and a few others that are behind the...

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by panam330
Tue May 02, 2017 2:48 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United 753s at DCA
Replies: 6
Views: 2244

Re: United 753s at DCA

CONTACREW wrote:
dcajet wrote:
Noticed the other day that UA's daily SFO-DCA-SFO flight has been upgauged to the 753. Does anyone know how long has this been the case?


Since last year IIRC DEN-DCA gets the 753 as well.

DEN-LGA sees its fair share as well. I like seeing the big boys at LGA and DCA.

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by panam330
Tue Apr 25, 2017 8:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Westbound “Redeyes”
Replies: 45
Views: 6708

Re: Westbound “Redeyes”

There are some westbound departures out of ORD (I'm thinking SFO, SEA and the like) during certain parts of the year that depart between 2200-2300. I'd consider that a legitimate redeye, arriving at roughly 0200CST.

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by panam330
Tue Apr 11, 2017 6:10 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: UA-CO breakup
Replies: 49
Views: 6640

Re: UA-CO breakup

Uh, no. The company is merged, and there is no way to "separate" it and revive a dead airline. People need to get over this already. Uh, yes. Legal "separations" are done all the time. The opposite of a merger and acquisition is a corporate divestiture. I know it can be done, th...

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by panam330
Mon Apr 10, 2017 9:56 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: UA-CO breakup
Replies: 49
Views: 6640

Re: UA-CO breakup

Uh, no. The company is merged, and there is no way to "separate" it and revive a dead airline. People need to get over this already.

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by panam330
Sat Apr 08, 2017 1:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA Closes IAH 787 Base, Opens IAD
Replies: 17
Views: 5485

UA Closes IAH 787 Base, Opens IAD

Not surprisingly, given the uptick in 787 flying from IAD this summer, UA will close IAH and open IAD. Aircraft utilization is the reason given, though I'm guessing lower costs on IAD flights also has something to do with it. https://www.usatoday.com/story/travel/flights/todayinthesky/2017/04/07/uni...

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by panam330
Wed Apr 05, 2017 2:25 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Is The Laptop Ban A Subtle Way For The U.S To Rein In The ME3?
Replies: 40
Views: 3998

Re: Is The Laptop Ban A Subtle Way For The U.S To Rein In The ME3?

chrisp390 wrote:
the U.S has a genuine excuse


:sarcastic: That's a bit of a stretch.

This needs to go to non-av; it'll derail quickly.

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by panam330
Sun Apr 02, 2017 10:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: OAG Changes 4/2/2017: AA Cuts JFK-SJU, HPN-MIA; AM Cuts IAH-MTY?; NK Cuts BWI-RSW
Replies: 89
Views: 12222

Re: OAG Changes 4/2/2017: AA Cuts JFK-SJU, HPN-MIA; AM Cuts IAH-MTY?; NK Cuts BWI-RSW

AA PHL-IAH 3>2. All I can think of is that when oil tanked business/oil traffic between these two cities plummeted. Also, UA flies the route, with 3x daily and likely performs better on the route. UA is 4x, actually, but point made. AA does seem to cave a bit and maintains only a token presence in ...

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by panam330
Sun Mar 26, 2017 3:34 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest Airlines future retrofits on 737-700 and 737-800 planes
Replies: 28
Views: 3755

Re: Southwest Airlines future retrofits on 737-700 and 737-800 planes

Will Southwest replace the Evolve interior with the Heart interior on the 737-700 and 737-800 planes that still have the Evolve interior?? No. This is not correct. All aircraft will eventually be in the new Heart interior (which does not refer to galley layout, but rather bulkhead/logo, seat color ...

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by panam330
Sat Mar 25, 2017 7:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American to go mostly 787 ORD-Europe
Replies: 43
Views: 9340

Re: American to go mostly 787 ORD-Europe

Where will the 777s currently in Chicago be re-deployed to? ORD will still have a 777 crew base I assume, so those planes have to go somewhere and I'm curious where. Ditto the 767, though with them being phased out that probably accounts for some. 777: FCO 1x 767: DFW 1x, MAN 1x Those are the only ...

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by panam330
Sat Mar 25, 2017 7:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest Airlines future retrofits on 737-700 and 737-800 planes
Replies: 28
Views: 3755

Re: Southwest Airlines future retrofits on 737-700 and 737-800 planes

While Southwest has 737-800 planes with split scimitar winglets and all of the 737 MAX planes will have split scimitar winglets, will Southwest install split scimitar winglets on its remaining 737-700 planes?? Not all, no, but they have already retrofitted scimitars on a few 73Gs. Will Southwest re...

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by panam330
Sat Mar 25, 2017 7:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United 757-300 Update
Replies: 15
Views: 4273

Re: United 757-300 Update

mbm3 wrote:
Some of the 753s were acquired from ATA and had a reputation of being hanger queens in the CO days.

Believe me, they still are. I avoid them like the plague if I can.

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by panam330
Sun Mar 19, 2017 9:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: OAG Changes 3/19/2017:EK Reduces LAX, QR Reverses ATL Cut, DL SEA-ORD 3X
Replies: 47
Views: 9254

Re: OAG Changes 3/19/2017:EK Reduces LAX, QR Reverses ATL Cut, DL SEA-ORD 3X

**UA LGA-RDU JUN 3>0.6 JUL 3>0 AUG 3>0 SEP 3>0 OCT 3>0 NOV 3>0 This was a ridicilous move of UA. They have no FFs neither in LGA nor RDU, What were they expecting? I wonder if they sold those slots or are they going to strengthen other LGA routes from its hubs. Ah yes, UA has no frequent fliers in ...

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by panam330
Sat Mar 18, 2017 9:56 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA vacates LGB slots; WN wins slots
Replies: 32
Views: 8012

Re: AA vacates LGB slots; WN wins slots

727LOVER wrote:
What airlines have served all 5 so cal airports?

LAX, LGB, ONT, SNA, BUR

EDIT: including old ones

On that note, I continue to be amazed that we don't see B6 in SNA with even a token presence. If even just to satisfy their LA-based FFs.

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by panam330
Thu Mar 09, 2017 11:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: COS New service announcement
Replies: 38
Views: 5128

Re: COS New service announcement

Assuming those are the 5, I would expect some response out of United. 2 of those are UA hubs that UA doesn't fly to COS nonstop from, 2 are existing United Express routes. Yeah but they've already downgauged the COS-ORD route from CRJ7 to CRJ2. That's a shame. I just flew it last week in an E75; I ...

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by panam330
Mon Feb 20, 2017 1:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Luton Airport To Get Rail Link to Terminal
Replies: 21
Views: 4389

Re: Luton Airport To Get Rail Link to Terminal

Excellent! I love seeing rail connections to airports and applaud the powers that be for initiating the project. Here in the US, it's relatively rare to have rail connections because mass transit here, other than a select few cities, is total trash.

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by panam330
Thu Feb 16, 2017 2:24 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Another AA leader leaves for UA
Replies: 29
Views: 7043

Re: Another AA leader leaves for UA

Nocella will be EVP and Chief Revenue Officer.

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by panam330
Tue Feb 14, 2017 10:56 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta sold its E190's for avg $11.9MM each
Replies: 11
Views: 5729

Re: Delta sold its E190's for avg $11.9MM each

The price seems a bit low. In 2016 the market value for a E190 ranged from $14.7M to $34.7M. http://www.airliners.net/forum/viewtopic.php?t=1345101 AC's 190s are early production birds; I imagine they're up there in terms of cycles/hours and are also likely due for some heavier mx in the near futur...

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by panam330
Thu Feb 09, 2017 8:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Canada reveals new corporate livery
Replies: 572
Views: 67259

Re: Air Canada reveals new corporate livery

Also, they used to be one of the most recognized red liveries in the world (already not a heavily used color since the demise of TWA and NWA), I am surprised they don't want to capitalize on that more. But I suppose, even fewer airlines use black. While I would have loved more red, it does seem to ...

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by panam330
Wed Feb 08, 2017 3:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Flights Grounded Nationwide due to Computer Issues
Replies: 50
Views: 8593

Re: United Flights Grounded Nationwide due to Computer Issues

I'm currently on my way to Seoul - and I'm stuck in Denver sitting on a 777 bound for SFO. I have a tight connection to Seoul at SFO. :-( If you end up missing your flight, you could always try to do the DEN-NRT and go NRT-ICN on ANA UA operates NRT-ICN themselves as well, and it connects westbound.

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by panam330
Mon Feb 06, 2017 10:44 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LY cancelling all flights from Europe due to labour troubles
Replies: 13
Views: 5960

Re: LY cancelling all flights from Europe due to labour troubles

Seems like a valid concern. Do they expect the pilots to sit around broke for 2 years? Maybe they could, oh, I don't know, save some money in a retirement account like the rest of the world to bridge the gap? They're lucky they have pensions at all. Most normal people would kill for that kind of fi...

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by panam330
Mon Jan 30, 2017 5:18 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL Domestic Groundstop + Subs
Replies: 108
Views: 14326

Re: DL Domestic Groundstop + Subs

The timing was pretty bad too since it went down right in the middle of the big early-evening banks at both DTW and ATL. They couldn't get the early-evening departure bank out and airplanes for the last bank of the evenings were already en-route leading to massive congestion of in-bounds arriving w...

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by panam330
Mon Jan 30, 2017 3:04 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL Domestic Groundstop + Subs
Replies: 108
Views: 14326

Re: DL Domestic Groundstop + Subs

jumbojet wrote:
wasn't the last outage also on a Sunday night?

[tinfoilhat] It also began around 1800CST. [/tinfoilhat]

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by panam330
Mon Jan 30, 2017 12:46 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL Domestic Groundstop + Subs
Replies: 108
Views: 14326

Re: DL Domestic Groundstop + Subs

Sounds like a Deltamatic outage to me, then (open to correction here, of course). Amazing that we don't have any automation redundancy in this day and age. This is becoming far too common lately.

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by panam330
Mon Jan 30, 2017 12:05 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL Domestic Groundstop + Subs
Replies: 108
Views: 14326

DL Domestic Groundstop + Subs

EVENT TIME: 29/2345 - 0030
GROUND STOP DAL AND SUB CARRIERS TO DOMESTIC DESTINATIONS. 
INTERNATIONAL FLIGHT ARE EXEMPT. THIS IS DUE TO AUTOMATION ISSUES
WITH DAL. UPDATE AT 0030Z.

Anybody know what the deal is?

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by panam330
Wed Jan 25, 2017 7:39 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA To Remove Narrowbody IFE
Replies: 158
Views: 23603

Re: AA To Remove Narrowbody IFE

mods can we change the misleading thread title, AA isn't removing AVOD on any of its planes. just not adding it to a fleet of new ones What part of "Our widebodies will continue to have seatback screens, and some of our narrowbodies used for specific flights will also keep their seatback scree...

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by panam330
Wed Jan 25, 2017 12:15 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA To Remove Narrowbody IFE
Replies: 158
Views: 23603

Re: AA To Remove Narrowbody IFE

I can see the obvious comparison to Delta and United - both seemingly moving in the opposite direction, at least for now Re: UA, I'm not sure what you're talking about, unless I'm misunderstanding you here. All new deliveries, and all reconfigurations for quite a few years now have been devoid of s...

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by panam330
Tue Jan 24, 2017 11:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA To Remove Narrowbody IFE
Replies: 158
Views: 23603

AA To Remove Narrowbody IFE

An internal memo was released today stating that all new aircraft deliveries will come without seatback IFE. Additionally, all existing narrowbody aircraft (except the 321T) will see their seatback IFE removed over time. Following UA's "lead", AA will provide streaming IFE and faster wifi....

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by panam330
Fri Jan 13, 2017 3:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Iran Air A330s
Replies: 35
Views: 15058

Re: Iran Air A330s

Not to hijack the thread, but why exactly has AV rejected a brand new 332? I don't follow them intensely.

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by panam330
Thu Jan 12, 2017 7:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL announces record 2016 profit $6.1 Billion USD
Replies: 74
Views: 12167

Re: DL announces record 2016 profit $6.1 Billion USD

Just wait for the DALPA press release stating that most of those profits belong to them I guarantee it will be arriving shortly after the pilots at UA, AA and WN say their pilots have to recieve the same raises that Delta just recieved In the case of UA, the pilots will be getting the raise no matt...

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by panam330
Wed Jan 11, 2017 4:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA accelerates 747-400 retirement
Replies: 138
Views: 20969

Re: UA accelerates 747-400 retirement

One of the prettiest aircraft in the skies. From an enthusiast point of view, it will be missed. From a pax point of view, good riddance. A maintenance hog, out of date interior (though that's not the plane's fault), and louder than I care to deal with. I took one in J HKG-SFO a few months ago and i...

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by panam330
Wed Jan 11, 2017 2:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AS Announces New Routes From PDX
Replies: 78
Views: 11544

Re: AS Announces New Routes From PDX

Looking at the PDX-MKE schedule, is this the first regularly scheduled traditional redeye on a regional? I don't think I've seen one prior (or at least noticed).

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by panam330
Mon Jan 02, 2017 2:30 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA ORD plans and focus on domestic business
Replies: 61
Views: 11122

Re: UA ORD plans

My guess would be the ALPA scope language made the 73G order, even at fire-sale prices, not as beneficial as a "new narrowbody" acquisition that would also allow UA/UAX to add more 76-seaters. A C-Series or E190 order would allow for additional E175s while 61 B73Gs would allow for none. U...

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by panam330
Sun Jan 01, 2017 4:44 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA 739ER's into LGA and DCA Summer 2017
Replies: 11
Views: 3647

Re: UA 739ER's into LGA and DCA Summer 2017

They are placeholder aircraft. Domestically, the company does not allow -900s to be flown into DCA/LGA/SNA, citing runway performance limitations. If we did, we'd have to block seats to the point where an -800 actually results in more capacity.

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by panam330
Thu Dec 29, 2016 9:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What's up at ROC--No United Mainline?
Replies: 14
Views: 2772

Re: What's up at ROC--No United Mainline?

It's gone "seasonal" for now. Comes back in a few months, last I checked. I hazard a guess it's because now that WN has dropped MDW-ROC, UA no longer has to compete with mainline and therefore can boost yields to Chicago - similar to SYR, which does not have WN at all, never receiving UA m...

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by panam330
Tue Dec 27, 2016 6:42 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DFW-HNL AA 772 starts today!
Replies: 29
Views: 6653

Re: DFW-HNL AA 772 starts today!

A bit off-topic -- I flew Hawaiian HNL-JFK a few weeks ago. The flight is "HA 50." Somebody in scheduling has a sense of humor! It was my fourth trip on HA 50, and a good friend of mine was captain. I forgot to ask him how ATC calls the flight, "Hawaii Five-O." I'll ask next tim...

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by panam330
Thu Dec 15, 2016 6:15 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA Future Routes
Replies: 61
Views: 9069

Re: UA Future Routes

UA is trimming Atlantic capacity, especially to the UK. ... I can see UA starting more n/s to SIN. EWR and ORD are the most likely candidates. As well as DEN-LHR. So they're trimming to Europe, especially the UK, and you expect them to launch DEN-LHR? As much as I would *love* to see that, I just d...

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by panam330
Wed Nov 30, 2016 6:04 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Suspends IAH-MUC
Replies: 41
Views: 9298

Re: United Suspends IAH-MUC

By this logic, aircraft performance on SFO-CDG must also make that route unfeasible as it is over 100 miles longer. And once you factor in pounds of thrust, MTOW, and others, the 763ER performs just as well, if not better than the 764ER. I can point out two things: 1) there is 0 hit to IAH-MUC in e...

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by panam330
Mon Nov 14, 2016 5:42 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA, 789, DFW to Sao Paulo
Replies: 8
Views: 2355

Re: AA, 789, DFW to Sao Paulo

plus DFW used to get a lot of connections from LAX on the route, but now that LAX-GRU exists, there's less of a need for as big of a plane. When AA started LAX/GRU I was worried that the route would cut into loads on DFW / GRU. That's market fragmentation at its finest for you. In theory, it should...

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by panam330
Sat Nov 12, 2016 8:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta ups RDU-CDG and ATL/MSP-CUN
Replies: 15
Views: 4251

Re: Delta ups RDU-CDG and ATL/MSP-CUN

They are all bemoaning ATLANTIC performance as they up capacity! Yeah, but RDU-CDG is hardly a prototypical TATL route. It would not shock me if the performance of that route doesn't correlate well with the entire TATL portfolio for a number of reasons including RDU's metoric growth, the fact that ...

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by panam330
Sun Oct 16, 2016 4:59 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Seoul
Replies: 5
Views: 1626

Re: Air Seoul

I saw it at ICN last week; it was right next to my A380 as we boarded. I think it looks great - definitely a low cost carrier livery, but it's nice to see. I look forward to more as the carrier grows.

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by panam330
Wed Sep 14, 2016 3:35 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA to announce new US destination by the end of this Summer?
Replies: 220
Views: 37975

Re: BA to announce new US destination by the end of this Summer?

izbtmnhd wrote:
So considering BA doesn't even fly to Paris

You may want to let them know that, considering they're flying 7x LHR-CDG and 4x ORY today.

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by panam330
Sun Sep 04, 2016 8:36 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: AA 154 (NRT-ORD) Massive Delays due to "New FAA Regulations"
Replies: 10
Views: 4666

Re: AA 154 (NRT-ORD) Massive Delays due to "New FAA Regulations"

Today's AA 154 is showing with a 17-hour delay. I called American and they said this was due to "a new FAA regulation that requires the crew for a mandatory rest before flying home." Which strikes me as bizarre because that's always been the case. It could have something to do with AA's c...

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by panam330
Fri Sep 02, 2016 4:08 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA/DL/UA Urge GSA to Overturn Route Awards to B6/EK
Replies: 42
Views: 6449

Re: AA/DL/UA Urge GSA to Overturn Route Awards to B6/EK

only the somewhat marginal B772, which nobody has flown consistently and for long periods between Australia & north America. Huh??? UA did exactly that for several years, from both LAX and SFO. And DL swaps/subs 77Es on LAX-SYD all the time. There's nothing "marginal" about it. Very m...

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by panam330
Mon Aug 29, 2016 12:21 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Airlines (UA) Pilots Arrested in Glasgow
Replies: 51
Views: 13071

Re: United Airlines (UA) Pilots Arrested in Glasgow

Why would GLA-EWR require a relief pilot? Schedule block time shows 6:45 eastbound and 7:30 westbound. What's UA's limit for relief pilots? At most carriers it's usually more like 9 hours. Anything over 8 hours of scheduled block in either direction will require augmentation in both directions, con...

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by panam330
Sun Aug 21, 2016 4:26 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United extra gates in DEN
Replies: 28
Views: 6514

Re: United extra gates in Den

DEN will now have 5 UA scheduled widebody departures a day, up from 3 today. From what I hear this is set to increase further as more 772's enter the domestic fleet. Indeed. I'm not sure if they're still loaded, but just a couple of weeks ago I noticed 2 roundtrip LAXDEN and 2 roundtrip SFODEN 777s...

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by panam330
Sun Aug 21, 2016 2:00 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United extra gates in DEN
Replies: 28
Views: 6514

Re: United extra gates in Den

We desperately need extra gates in DEN. Operations continue to slowly expand from DEN, and as already mentioned, the switch to banks has maxed out gate usage several times a day. Severe gate shortages also arise very early on in just about every IROP we've had in the past year; only SFO hurts for ga...

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by panam330
Fri Aug 19, 2016 10:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA To Begin Seasonal ORD/EWR-EYW
Replies: 2
Views: 434

UA To Begin Seasonal ORD/EWR-EYW

EWR is daily from 16Dec-4May, ORD is Sat-only 7Jan-29Apr. Both flights operate with a YX Embraer 170.

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by panam330
Wed Aug 17, 2016 7:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumor: AA dropping ORD-DUS; AB starting ORD-DUS; AA starting ORD-AMS
Replies: 53
Views: 11216

Re: Rumor: AA dropping ORD-DUS; AB starting ORD-DUS; AA starting ORD-AMS

"That person" was me, in the "what next for AA?" thread. My source, who works for AA corporate, was mistaken. As qqflyboy said, PHL-AMS is indeed swapping to AA 757 metal for the better TATL product, and the flight will be crewed out of ORD base. The cancellation of ORD-DUS, unfo...

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by panam330
Mon Aug 15, 2016 7:01 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: ORD - Florida
Replies: 5
Views: 1075

Re: ORD - Florida

With today's schedule update, AA is ramping up ORD-FLL/PBI/RSW and is clearly the top carrier from ORD to FL (MIA is a joke compared to UA while TPA / JAX are a draw and UA has the edge to MCO). With NK from ORD and B6 finally entering the market, and that WN from MDW, is there more room for flight...

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