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by adamblang
Sun May 20, 2018 5:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet Upgrade Status - 2018
Replies: 972
Views: 127457

Re: United Fleet Upgrade Status - 2018

Does UA believe that having 50 J seats which will put far more J seats in the sky than their 2 arch rivals be a magnet for premium fliers as the odds are going to be lower that a particularly heavy route will be less likely sold out? Will they catch overflow from full AA & DL flights? Will 50 J...

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by adamblang
Sat May 19, 2018 9:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA adding weekly Chicago(ORD)-Brownsville(BRO)
Replies: 12
Views: 2026

Re: UA adding weekly Chicago(ORD)-Brownsville(BRO)

Dominion301 wrote:
I wonder whether UA are doing someone a favour again?

Weekend-only winter seasonal routes from cold places to warm places are pretty normal.

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by adamblang
Fri May 18, 2018 6:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet Upgrade Status - 2018
Replies: 972
Views: 127457

Re: United Fleet Upgrade Status - 2018

I also saw the images from the first 772, I noticed that the new bulkhead is not installed? They put a mini version of the sculpted bulkhead design on the 767, are they NOT going to do the same for the 772, which should be the same as the 77W? (right?) I've flown up front on the one reconfigured 77...

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by adamblang
Thu May 03, 2018 5:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet Upgrade Status - 2018
Replies: 972
Views: 127457

Re: United Fleet Upgrade Status - 2018

I suspect this is a United 100 flight. That's such a cool program.

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by adamblang
Wed May 02, 2018 6:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Airlines Network Thread 2018
Replies: 207
Views: 21926

Re: American Airlines winter 2018 network changes

DanDun wrote:
Adding two daily flights to ORD-CUN on the 787-8
One DFW-CUN will be upgaged to a 787-8

These strike me as a waste of an aircraft but if it's winter seasonal they kinda make sense – use the 78s as tourist bombers during the low TATL/TPAC season.

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by adamblang
Wed May 02, 2018 1:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: US Carriers in OPO
Replies: 31
Views: 3320

Re: US Carriers in OPO

UA & TP both codeshare on LIS/OPO-EWR so why would TP try and scare off UA and why not corporate even more? When trying to book Chicago to Porto on days both carriers operate I've gotten results on united.com with UA, UA+AC, UA+LH but no UA+TP. When trying to book the same route on flytap.com, ...

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by adamblang
Sun Apr 29, 2018 8:33 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: The most beautiful airplane ever built?
Replies: 81
Views: 4287

Re: The most beautiful airplane ever built?

Agusta AZ.8L.

For something less obscure, the 787-9.

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by adamblang
Sun Apr 29, 2018 4:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet Upgrade Status - 2018
Replies: 972
Views: 127457

Re: United Fleet Upgrade Status - 2018

http://www.unitedprivatescreening.com
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FlightLevel360 wrote:
Furthermore, the selection consists of just 20 movies and 3 TV shows, and is quite abysmal in that sense.

That is false. Here are the entertainment selections on any given flight: http://www.unitedprivatescreening.com

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by adamblang
Thu Apr 26, 2018 9:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet Upgrade Status - 2018
Replies: 972
Views: 127457

Re: United Fleet Upgrade Status - 2018

They didn't get to be the most profitable in the world by offering product that didn't cover its costs.

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by adamblang
Thu Apr 26, 2018 6:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Tahiti Nui reveal brand refresh
Replies: 55
Views: 14836

Re: Air Tahiti Nui reveal brand refresh

I like this logo and typeface. It's an improvement over their presently dated logo and typeface. How that translates into a livery and visual identity, time will tell.

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by adamblang
Wed Apr 25, 2018 2:21 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet Upgrade Status - 2018
Replies: 972
Views: 127457

Re: United Fleet Upgrade Status - 2018

not sure why UA's Y product has dropped so much below Y products on DL's A319/320 and B737's. It is just another reason why DL is for a US carrier a premium airline Don't know what you mean by that. On nearly every comparable mission, UA and DL's Y product – hard and soft – is identical or so-simil...

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by adamblang
Sun Apr 22, 2018 12:00 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Top 5 busiest intercontinental long-haul routes for AMS, CDG, FRA, LHR by 2017 pax traffic in comparative light
Replies: 42
Views: 6826

Re: Top 5 busiest intercontinental long-haul routes for AMS, CDG, FRA, LHR by 2017 pax traffic in comparative light

Thanks to the OP for an interesting thread. I am struck that only AMS has hub-to-hub alliance markets so prominent among the top 5, with ATL and DTW at #2 and #4. LHR to DOH is #5 and, that's it, so far as I can see for 2 hubs in an alliance. I believe DL considers JFK a hub so JFK-AMS would qualif...

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by adamblang
Wed Apr 18, 2018 9:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United post Q1 earnings
Replies: 41
Views: 6006

Re: United post Q1 earnings

UA does accrue for profit sharing each quarter (it's required by GAAP I believe) and reports it as part of earnings. In this case UA accrued $17M for profit sharing. http://newsroom.united.com/2018-04-17-United-Airlines-Reports-First-Quarter-2018-Performance Learn something new every day I guess. E...

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by adamblang
Wed Apr 18, 2018 5:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United post Q1 earnings
Replies: 41
Views: 6006

Re: United post Q1 earnings

where's the profit sharing? What? That was announced with the full year earnings months ago. OK so then let me put it in simpler terms. DL announces the PF accrual each quarter. Does UA not do the same? By comparing DL to UA, it looks like DL beat UA in both revenue and in earnings again. Guess all...

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by adamblang
Sun Apr 15, 2018 4:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: OAG Changes 4/15/2018: WS Drops YYC-DFW/ORD, BOS-YUL; UA Adds IAD-PBG; AS Trims More Transcons
Replies: 104
Views: 10974

Re: OAG Changes 4/15/2018: WS Drops YYC-DFW/ORD, BOS-YUL; UA Adds IAD-PBG; AS Trims More Transcons

*UA IAD-PBG SEP 0>1.7 OCT 0>1.7 NOV 0>1.7 DEC 0>1.7 It's A.net wisdom that IAD is in imminent threat of UA de-hubbing. Separately, every few weeks there's an article with Scott Kirby extolling the virtues of timing your hub schedule for good connectivity and the virtues of being in small markets, e...

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by adamblang
Fri Apr 13, 2018 4:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet Upgrade Status - 2018
Replies: 972
Views: 127457

Re: United Fleet Upgrade Status - 2018

A few more new upcoming configurations with Polaris and new premium economy product. 763 - 46J22W99Y (talk about an extremely premium aircraft) 772 - 50J24W202Y 773 - 60J24W266Y Wow, 763 config is surprising. This is an interesting development when DL and AA are moving onto smaller premium cabin. F...

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by adamblang
Thu Apr 12, 2018 4:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet Upgrade Status - 2018
Replies: 972
Views: 127457

Re: United Fleet Upgrade Status - 2018

I wonder if the extraneous 319 exits would get plugged like happens on the 739s today.

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by adamblang
Thu Apr 12, 2018 1:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: IAG considering placing a bid for Norwegian
Replies: 289
Views: 40813

Re: IAG considering placing a bid for Norwegian

Guys, based on the press release of IAG themselves, it seems to me that IAG is saying that they are not having talks with Norwegian and that they don't plan to buy a minority stake in Norwegian. Their release says IAG " has acquired a 4.61 per cent ownership position in the airline (minority i...

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by adamblang
Thu Apr 12, 2018 1:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: IAG considering placing a bid for Norwegian
Replies: 289
Views: 40813

Re: IAG considering placing a bid for Norwegian

The IAG release says "it is considering making an offer for Norwegian Air Shuttle ASA (Norwegian)."

I don't have a real good grasp of the corporate structure of Norwegian. Is Shuttle ASA the parent company or just one of the operating airlines flying under the Norwegian brand?

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by adamblang
Wed Apr 11, 2018 3:23 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airline Alliances that Carriers not in an Alliance Would Join
Replies: 65
Views: 5532

Re: Airline Alliances that Carriers not in an Alliance Would Join

The Norwegians, easyJet or Wizz, WOW, Spirit or Frontier, the Viva airlines or Volaris, Sky Airline, FlySafair into Value Alliance.

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by adamblang
Mon Apr 09, 2018 7:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New longest 77W flight soon - Philippine Airlines MNL-JFK
Replies: 17
Views: 5581

Re: New longest 77W flight soon

Arion640 wrote:
What flight time is MNL-JFK?

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by adamblang
Sun Apr 08, 2018 7:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: OAG Changes 4/8/2018: DL Drops EWR-CDG, EW Drops RSW-CGN;, Level Into EWR-ORY, WN Adds MDW-SNA, Y4 Drops LAX-ACA/PVR
Replies: 113
Views: 13886

Re: OAG Changes 4/8/2018: DL Drops EWR-CDG, EW Drops RSW-CGN;, Level Into EWR-ORY, WN Adds MDW-SNA, Y4 Drops LAX-ACA/PVR

ahj2000 wrote:
No one mentioned nonstop Manila-JFK? That ought to be a long route, one I’m suprised PR loaded before announcing.

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by adamblang
Sat Apr 07, 2018 6:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Will UA order more 787-8 to replace 21 oldest 767-300s ?
Replies: 85
Views: 11372

Re: Will UA order more 787-8 to replace oldest 767-300s ?

I was going to make an argument about the UA 788s having a lot more seats than the 763s they'd be replacing and that making 788s unlikely. Upon checking, I was surprised to see the 788 has 1 seat less in Y and 6 seats more in J. If there's a top-off order for 788s, that gets United a revenue gain (a...

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by adamblang
Wed Apr 04, 2018 4:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet Upgrade Status - 2018
Replies: 972
Views: 127457

Re: United Fleet Upgrade Status - 2018

Here ya go. https://www.instagram.com/p/BhCXX-LAPcg/ 757-300 Walkthrough. Credit: nonrevnick on Instagram Thank you! That cabin goes on and on and on! I appreciate the refreshed bulkheads in this cabin. It's a small thing that doesn't do diddly on an accountant's spreadsheet but finishes out the ca...

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by adamblang
Wed Apr 04, 2018 3:30 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet Upgrade Status - 2018
Replies: 972
Views: 127457

Re: United Fleet Upgrade Status - 2018

Care to provide the link to the Instagram video?

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by adamblang
Wed Feb 28, 2018 4:26 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Georgia Lt. Governor Threatens DL Over Cutting Ties with NRA
Replies: 273
Views: 8226

Re: DAL and its future with Georgia

Operations wouldn't move – ATL's geography matters to serving the region it serves. That couldn't be duplicated elsewhere. If DL were to reduce ATL movements or capacity, someone else would move in to fill that void.

Headquarters could move for the right price though.

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by adamblang
Mon Feb 05, 2018 9:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Any idea why N805MP was circling my house yesterday?
Replies: 5
Views: 2151

Re: Any idea why N805MP was circling my house yesterday?

YVRing wrote:
You know what you did...

:lol:

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by adamblang
Sun Feb 04, 2018 5:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet Upgrade Status - 2018
Replies: 972
Views: 127457

Re: United Fleet Upgrade Status - 2018

Any word on Wi-Fi over Gulf of Mexico and Central America? I presume the west coast fliers to Hawaii would like it over the Pacific as well... Panasonic WiFi has always and currently does work over the Gulf of Mexico, Central America, Hawai‘i, and the Pacific. (The Airbus, 767, 777, 787, non-DirecT...

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by adamblang
Sat Feb 03, 2018 4:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet Upgrade Status - 2018
Replies: 972
Views: 127457

Re: United Fleet Upgrade Status - 2018

It's no consolation to passengers with sore butts and backs but aircraft seats are designed to be hard at the start of their service life so at the end of their service life a decade later they're not a gelatinous mess. Hard now, perfect after 5 years and a few hundred thousand compressions in the m...

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by adamblang
Sun Jan 28, 2018 4:51 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: US Domestic F Meals: what is the US airlines’ POV?
Replies: 9
Views: 1512

Re: US Domestic F Meals: what is the US airlines’ POV?

Domestic F meals vary widely within each of the major carriers. You'll get very different options on flights departing within an hour of each other on, say, American's ORD-DCA, because they fall outside of different meal bands or United's ORD-DCA within a time band because one's Express and one's ma...

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by adamblang
Sun Jan 28, 2018 2:21 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Aircraft Maintenance
Replies: 4
Views: 831

Re: United Aircraft Maintenance

United doesn't do every single aircraft maintenance thing at SFOMX, just these things: https://www.unitedtechops.com/news-and-media/docs/svc-bro-mro-overview.pdf That's enough work to keep 3,500 people employed at the maintenance base. The rest of the airline's maintenance needs get farmed out elsew...

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by adamblang
Sat Jan 27, 2018 6:51 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet Upgrade Status - 2018
Replies: 972
Views: 127457

Re: United Fleet Upgrade Status - 2018

VC10er wrote:
Is Tahiti starting with one of the last 789’s to come? I can’t seem to book it?

It operates with a 787-8.

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by adamblang
Mon Jan 08, 2018 5:26 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why use widebodies for domestic flights?
Replies: 100
Views: 15107

Re: Why use widebodies for domestic flights?

United uses widebodies hub to hub because a few years ago they were running a narrowbody every 45 minutes. That's not an efficient use of aircraft, gates, or crew. Using a widebody get the same number of passengers in the same number of seats in the same timeframe with less cost. In particular, the ...

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by adamblang
Tue Jan 02, 2018 2:59 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet Upgrade Status - 2018
Replies: 972
Views: 127457

Re: United Fleet Upgrade Status - 2018

From https://thepointsguy.com/2017/10/uniteds-retrofit-777-layout/ : United’s Retrofitted 777s Will Get 50 Polaris Seats, 3-4-3 in Coach The carrier recently relaunched its first updated 767, and now it’ll soon begin retrofitting its older 777s, installing the new 1-2-1 Polaris business-class seats ...

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by adamblang
Mon Jan 01, 2018 2:06 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet Upgrade Status - 2017
Replies: 1935
Views: 317535

Re: United Fleet Upgrade Status - 2017

What is the current schedule for 763 conversions to Polaris? I went back 3 or 4 pages here and found one or two inductions to HKG, but no summary of what is planned for the fleet. Am curious when ORD-LHR will be seeing true Polaris service. When will ORD-LHR get proper IFEs in economy? The United P...

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by adamblang
Thu Dec 28, 2017 5:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet Upgrade Status - 2017
Replies: 1935
Views: 317535

Re: United Fleet Upgrade Status - 2017

The Fleet site is now tracking paint - go to the United Mainline Fleet tab and on the right side I've posted the year of paint (if known). There seem to be batches going through paint. 738s in 3201-3260 range mostly through in 2016/17, 3278-3504 through in 14/15/16 and 514-3528 in 13/16. sCO 772s l...

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by adamblang
Wed Dec 20, 2017 10:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: How to reignite regional (P2P) flying in the US?
Replies: 30
Views: 4349

Re: How to reignite regional (P2P) flying in the US?

The two biggest cost components of flying are the fuel and the crew. As mentioned above, electric aircraft would being the fuel cost way down. And autonomous aircraft (heaven forbid) would eliminate the second cost. Small market flying could become economically viable again. Although with large mark...

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by adamblang
Sat Dec 16, 2017 3:14 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet Upgrade Status - 2017
Replies: 1935
Views: 317535

Re: United Fleet Upgrade Status - 2017

Actually that flight will be flown by our Engineering (Test) Pilots. Who is "our?" Who did you think? Neither of your profiles nor signature lines say you're United employees... I can guess, but I don't really know who either of you are speaking on behalf of when you say "our." ...

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by adamblang
Thu Dec 14, 2017 7:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet Upgrade Status - 2017
Replies: 1935
Views: 317535

Re: United Fleet Upgrade Status - 2017

Seems I've been on a lot more then 17 that have the "Space Bins"...unless I am thinking of something entirely different...The ones I am thinking of are the Boeing Sky Interior and overhead bins on the 737-900's...is that the Space Bins you're thinking of? 737 NGs have 3 bin types: Regular...

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by adamblang
Mon Dec 11, 2017 1:03 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: OAG Changes 12/10/2017: DL Drops GRK; UA Adds SHD/LWB, Drops LAX-OKC, SFO-XIY
Replies: 85
Views: 15538

Re: OAG Changes 12/10/2017: DL Drops GRK; UA Adds SHD/LWB, Drops LAX-OKC, SFO-XIY

tphuang wrote:
btw, are these filing errors?
AS BWI-CUN JUN 0>0.2 JUL 0>0.1 AUG 0>0.1
AS ORD-PVR JUN 0>0.2 JUL 0>0.1 AUG 0>0.1

It's seriously curious to me that AS would add BWI-CUN after they already canceled SFO-CUN.

It's probably a charter for someone like Apple Vacations.

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by adamblang
Sun Dec 10, 2017 7:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: OAG Changes 12/10/2017: DL Drops GRK; UA Adds SHD/LWB, Drops LAX-OKC, SFO-XIY
Replies: 85
Views: 15538

Re: OAG Changes 12/10/2017: DL Drops GRK; UA Adds SHD/LWB, Drops LAX-OKC, SFO-XIY

*UA IAD-SHD APR 0>1.7 MAY 0>1.7 JUN 0>1.7 JUL 0>1.7 AUG 0>1.7 *UA LWB-SHD APR 0>1.0 MAY 0>1.0 JUN 0>1.0 JUL 0>1.0 AUG 0>1.0 *UA ORD-LWB APR 0>1.0 MAY 0>1.0 JUN 0>1.0 JUL 0>1.0 AUG 0>1.0 Interesting that UA 5018 (IAD-SHD-LWB-ORD) and UA 5014 (ORD-LWB-SHD-IAD) is a little bit of a milk run. Operated ...

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by adamblang
Fri Dec 08, 2017 9:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Newby Question: Why no regional/transcon Star Alliance service for JFK?
Replies: 21
Views: 3962

Re: Newby Question: Why no regional/transcon Star Alliance service for JFK?

Because Air Canada and United are pretty much only hub to spoke airlines, if they were to hypothetically start JFK service, service would be to ORD, DEN, IAH, LAX, SFO, IAD, maybe CLE, YYC, YUL, YYZ, YVR, maybe YHZ, and maybe YOW. If that were the case, a pretty substantial portion of those destinat...

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by adamblang
Fri Dec 08, 2017 2:50 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet Upgrade Status - 2017
Replies: 1935
Views: 317535

Re: United Fleet Upgrade Status - 2017

snuggs28 wrote:
Actually that flight will be flown by our Engineering (Test) Pilots.

Who is "our?"

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by adamblang
Sun Dec 03, 2017 3:57 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet Upgrade Status - 2017
Replies: 1935
Views: 317535

Re: United Fleet Upgrade Status - 2017

Last I can find anything in the schedule is 07JAN.

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by adamblang
Sun Dec 03, 2017 3:49 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Are Indian operations profitable for United Airlines?
Replies: 65
Views: 9839

Re: Are Indian operations profitable for United Airlines?

United's revenue managers and route planners are no dummies. If the routes weren't making money, they'd cancel the routes and use the planes somewhere else. With 16 hour flights, you could get four European or three South American routes in using the aircraft deployed to India. Looking at that oppor...

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by adamblang
Sat Dec 02, 2017 3:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet Upgrade Status - 2017
Replies: 1935
Views: 317535

Re: United Fleet Upgrade Status - 2017

viewtopic.php?t=605861&start=250#p19016677
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VC10er wrote:
Does anyone have pics of the new narrow body cabin design?

viewtopic.php?t=605861&start=250#p19016677

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by adamblang
Sat Dec 02, 2017 3:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet Upgrade Status - 2017
Replies: 1935
Views: 317535

Re: United Fleet Upgrade Status - 2017

VC10er wrote:
Which seat is the “New Slimline Y Recaro seat?” - is it the blue leather seats or the grey ones that have been different on the Airbus fleet? Thx

The blue leather and gray leather seats are both the New Slimline Y Recaro. Just a different colored seat cover.

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by adamblang
Fri Dec 01, 2017 6:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Summer 2018 Widebody Int'l Scheduling
Replies: 58
Views: 12230

Re: United Summer 2018 Widebody Int'l Scheduling

BenChSFO wrote:
IAD-LOS? Have they announce that flight?

Think that's supposed to be IAD-LIS.

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by adamblang
Fri Dec 01, 2017 5:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet Upgrade Status - 2017
Replies: 1935
Views: 317535

Re: United Fleet Upgrade Status - 2017

Regarding the 763s, I can't imagine that they won't keep the new Polaris 763s separate from the other two class 763s. With 14 Polaris 763s, would they be able to do something like dedicating them to LHR routes? LHR- EWR 5x, ORD 3x, IAD 3x The United Polaris site is saying EWR-Europe, ORD-Europe, IA...

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