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by STT757
Thu Dec 14, 2017 1:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: United announces SFO-PPT
Replies: 145
Views: 18982

Re: United 787 route announcement - Weds Dec 13th

Has any US airline ever flown to PPT besides HA? Yes. CO served PPT from both HNL and LAX Perhaps PA did too? If I recall right CO operated all their south pacific service via HNL. PA operated non-stop from PPT to LAX, AKL and PPG. If I remember right PA terminated PPT at the end of 1979 or first p...

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by STT757
Wed Dec 13, 2017 2:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta to issue RFP for up to 150 Narrowbodies
Replies: 399
Views: 81317

Re: Delta to issue RFP for up to 150 Narrowbodies

Boeing just kicked Delta regarding the C-Series. Do people really believe that it will be peace, joy and pancakes after that? If Airbus and Boeing will come up with comparable offers, it will be Airbus. If Boeing goes really low they have a chance. I doubt DL would make a decision based on emotions...

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by STT757
Wed Dec 13, 2017 2:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: United announces SFO-PPT
Replies: 145
Views: 18982

Re: United 787 route announcement - Weds Dec 13th

UA115 SFO 1445 2025 PPT 247 UA114 PPT 2345 SFO 0950+ 247 Awesome. Very cool add. As I said when United announced the nonstop SIN flights, and some of the recent EWR transatlantic adds - it's great to see United once again regain some of its fighting strength and get creative in leveraging the power...

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by STT757
Mon Dec 11, 2017 7:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA Plans LAX Push in Comeback Effort
Replies: 207
Views: 51945

Re: UA Plans LAX Push in Comeback Effort

So UA recent addition(in some cases resuming) service to 4 markets for spring/summer 2018 from LAX > Kalispell, Mont.: Seasonal; one daily round-trip flight begins June 7. Flights will be on Bombardier CRJ regional jets. > Medford, Ore.: Two daily flights begin April 9. Flights will be on Bombardie...

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by STT757
Mon Dec 11, 2017 7:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA Plans LAX Push in Comeback Effort
Replies: 207
Views: 51945

Re: UA Plans LAX Push in Comeback Effort

So UA recent addition(in some cases resuming) service to 4 markets for spring/summer 2018 from LAX > Kalispell, Mont.: Seasonal; one daily round-trip flight begins June 7. Flights will be on Bombardier CRJ regional jets. > Medford, Ore.: Two daily flights begin April 9. Flights will be on Bombardie...

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by STT757
Mon Dec 11, 2017 1:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL Canceling EWR-AMS
Replies: 29
Views: 11484

Re: DL Canceling EWR-AMS

KL does not fly to EWR They used to, it was taken over by NWA and then DL. Back when NWA was flying EWR-AMS the flight was handling lots of connecting traffic from India. With UA's nonstops to DEL and BOM and AI's flights to DEL, BOM and AMD from EWR perhaps the DL EWR-AMS route was no longer compe...

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by STT757
Mon Dec 11, 2017 1:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United 737 MAX Fleet
Replies: 53
Views: 9687

Re: United 737 MAX Fleet

Hopefully the seatbacks on the new UA 737MAX will have the Ipad/Iphone holders like their domestic 777s.

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by STT757
Sat Dec 09, 2017 9:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Avianca planning international expansion next year: Houston, Munich, Newark and Chicago
Replies: 19
Views: 4369

Re: Avianca planning international expansion next year: Houston, Munich, Newark and Chicagoj

I'm thinking AV may move their CLO, MDE and CTG routes back to EWR from JFK. AV previously flew EWR-CTG,MDE and CLO with 757s. Is there more of a Colombian population in northern New Jersey than in Brooklyn+Queens? I don't see why AV would move those flights unless there really is more O&D traf...

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by STT757
Sat Dec 09, 2017 1:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Avianca planning international expansion next year: Houston, Munich, Newark and Chicago
Replies: 19
Views: 4369

Re: Avianca planning international expansion next year: Houston, Munich, Newark and Chicagoj

AV already flies EWR-SAL, UA flies EWR-BOG. I'm thinking AV may move their CLO, MDE and CTG routes back to EWR from JFK. AV previously flew EWR-CTG,MDE and CLO with 757s.

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by STT757
Fri Dec 08, 2017 12:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United 737 MAX Fleet
Replies: 53
Views: 9687

Re: United 737 MAX Fleet

My last four trips were on WN, and the streaming live tv and internet worked perfectly on each flight. The last time I flew UA was a 752, again I didn't use the seat back AVOD and instead used my IPAD which I was able to stream videos for my daughter on the Youtube kids app. When B6 was first with t...

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by STT757
Fri Dec 08, 2017 12:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Newby Question: Why no regional/transcon Star Alliance service for JFK?
Replies: 20
Views: 3475

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

Hello all, my first thread. I searched for this, but I didn't find anything. So, I understand that United decided to vacate JFK at some point entirely and focus on EWR as their NY hub. As a result, or potentially just because it suits them better (or both), Air Canada only flies to LGA and EWR. Whi...

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by STT757
Wed Dec 06, 2017 3:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JetBlue and FA Union
Replies: 43
Views: 5110

Re: JetBlue and FA Union

As for JetBlue, their days as an independent carrier are inevitably numbered, and while fan boys will be disappointed to lose their cool and edgy little airline (which never was all that cool or edgy, anyway), the team members at JetBlue will gain stability and in all likelihood, better compensatio...

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by STT757
Wed Dec 06, 2017 3:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why Does UA Struggle With Polaris Lounge Roll Outs?
Replies: 75
Views: 9953

Re: Why Does UA Struggle With Polaris Lounge Roll Outs?

The latest information I can find has the EWR, SFO and LHR lounges opening "early 2018". With IAH, LAX, NRT, HKG and IAD following later in the year.

https://thepointsguy.com/2017/07/united-polaris-lounge-2018/

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by STT757
Wed Dec 06, 2017 2:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: East Asian Airlines at Newark Liberty
Replies: 40
Views: 5327

Re: East Asian Airlines at Newark Liberty

What EWR really needs is a ME3 carrier nonstop (EK’s ATH flight is a joke) to serve the huge Indian population around EWR. EWR has pretty good India coverage: UA DEL, BOM AI DEL, BOM, Ahmedabad If UA deploys 787s to EWR then Bangalore, Chennai and Hyderabad are possible. CO cited their plans to fly...

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by STT757
Wed Dec 06, 2017 12:50 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Experience with the Nest thermostat
Replies: 11
Views: 2158

Re: Experience with the Nest thermostat

I just installed two Nest thermostats, I have dual zone, and the installation and set up was easy. When you take the cover off your existing thermostat take a picture of the wiring set up, and make sure you use the labels. So far it seems to be turning down the heat when I'm not home, which will sav...

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by STT757
Wed Dec 06, 2017 12:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: East Asian Airlines at Newark Liberty
Replies: 40
Views: 5327

Re: East Asian Airlines at Newark Liberty

Korean air used to serve EWR-ICN, they left after 9/11, and BR flew EWR-TPE for over twenty years before moving to JFK about two years ago. It's just a matter of time before UA launches EWR-ICN, and possibly EWR-TPE. The op mentioned Bergen County NJ, the top ten towns in the US with the highest per...

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by STT757
Sun Dec 03, 2017 1:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet Upgrade Status - 2017
Replies: 1828
Views: 292339

Re: United Fleet Upgrade Status - 2017

Any update on that report that UA had sourced additional A319s/ A320s beyond the CZ aircraft they're currently acquiring? I believe the rumored source for these new Airbuses was U2.

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by STT757
Sat Dec 02, 2017 3:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet Upgrade Status - 2017
Replies: 1828
Views: 292339

Re: United Fleet Upgrade Status - 2017

I seem to recall the issue with the 767 at DEN is tyre speed. Higher density altitude would result in a higher landing/rotation speed, but 767s have operated in DEN for years without an issue. I just don't think it would quite have the legs to make it out of DEN with a full load headed to Europe. I...

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by STT757
Fri Dec 01, 2017 3:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet Upgrade Status - 2017
Replies: 1828
Views: 292339

Re: United Fleet Upgrade Status - 2017

VC10er wrote:

When do the 787X, and A350's start arriving and then how long a span of time to complete all the deliveries?


787-10 start in 2018, A350 2023.

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by STT757
Fri Dec 01, 2017 3:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet Upgrade Status - 2017
Replies: 1828
Views: 292339

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 It would be a capacity drop from IAH, but throw in DEN, when...

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by STT757
Fri Dec 01, 2017 12:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Summer 2018 Widebody Int'l Scheduling
Replies: 56
Views: 11076

Re: United Summer 2018 Widebody Int'l Scheduling

skipness1E wrote:
Also the domestic UA 777s have zero IFE. Hardly competitive in that market, even with a space for your tablet in the seat back.


They have IFE, streaming movies and tv to personal devices (Ipads, Iphones etc..) plus PTV's with AVOD in J.

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by STT757
Fri Dec 01, 2017 12:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet Upgrade Status - 2017
Replies: 1828
Views: 292339

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

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by STT757
Wed Nov 29, 2017 6:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: jetBlue to start EWR-SDQ
Replies: 19
Views: 5633

Re: jetBlue to start EWR-SDQ

Nice low-risk add for B6, allowing it to further consolidate its pricing power in NYC to DR markets. I'm kind of surprised it took them this long to add SDQ, which receives up to 6 daily A321's from JFK. Now if B6 could only find a way to squeeze some Mint flights to LAX/SFO out of those 4 gates......

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by STT757
Wed Nov 29, 2017 5:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: jetBlue to start EWR-SDQ
Replies: 19
Views: 5633

Re: jetBlue to start EWR-SDQ

I'm surprised they were able to secure use of a FIS gate in Terminal B at that time of the afternoon. I pass by on the Turnpike MO-FR around 3:00pm on my way home from work. There are gates open at the Terminal B FIS during that time. Looking ahead, when the new Terminal A opens the B-1 concourse w...

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by STT757
Wed Nov 29, 2017 5:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: jetBlue to start EWR-SDQ
Replies: 19
Views: 5633

Re: jetBlue to start EWR-SDQ

Thanks for the link and I apologize for my ignorance here. That adds up to 25 gates for terminal a an b1. Are remaining gates all cute? Looks like b6 wn dl all have fewer dedicated gates compared to how many they use now. These are for the leases with the Port Authority, some carriers have sublease...

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by STT757
Wed Nov 29, 2017 3:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: jetBlue to start EWR-SDQ
Replies: 19
Views: 5633

Re: jetBlue to start EWR-SDQ

I believe mint LA SF out of EWR will come. Do you think they have the gate space for both? The Port Authority is currently in lease negotiations with the domestic carriers at EWR in preparation for the move to the new Terminal A. The leases will cover from January, 2019 until 2023 when the new term...

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by STT757
Wed Nov 22, 2017 1:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American, United settle 9/11 Claims
Replies: 38
Views: 8533

Re: American, United settle 9/11 Claims

The United States Government paid out billions to the victims, and to help the City of New York rebuild. That should have been to avoid this type of litigation.

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by STT757
Wed Nov 22, 2017 12:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet Upgrade Status - 2017
Replies: 1828
Views: 292339

Re: United Fleet Upgrade Status - 2017

I know the traditional 3 cabin lay out is an archaic legacy of old United. But I can't help but like it. Big ol' anachronism that it is. I am beyond eager to see progress toward a W cabin which would be a defacto early 90s 3 cabin plane......all over again! It is odd how far behind UCH is letting i...

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by STT757
Mon Nov 20, 2017 12:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Retro Livery Plans
Replies: 50
Views: 12280

Re: United Retro Livery Plans

I would love to see a New York Air 737, the Saul Bass United livery and the Saul Bass Continental "Meatball" livery (Black), a PeoplExpress and a Battleship Grey United.

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by STT757
Sat Nov 18, 2017 2:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Aspen Pitkin County OKs submission of airport analysis to the FAA
Replies: 15
Views: 1927

Re: Aspen Pitkin County OKs submission of airport analysis to the FAA

The empty weight of a 73G is 83,000lbs. The short hop from Aspen to DEN should be doable with a lightly loaded 73G. I wonder if UA could maybe do something like offer to pick up folks bags from their hotels the night before and truck them to DEN.

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by STT757
Fri Nov 17, 2017 2:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: How long before a U.S. long haul low cost carrier?
Replies: 107
Views: 14241

Re: how long before a U.S. long haul low cost carrier?

PeoplExpress was really a trail blazer in terms of LCCs, they flew EWR-LGW, EWR-BRU and OAK-BRU with 747s starting in 1983 through their merger with CO in 1986.

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by STT757
Thu Nov 16, 2017 1:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumour: UA to launch SFO-PPT in 2018
Replies: 44
Views: 10530

Re: Rumour: UA to launch SFO-PPT in 2018

CO served PPT in the late '80s as a stop en route to New Zealand and Australia. Their 1987 timetable I've linked shows flight 11 operated LAX-PPT-AKL-SYD with a DC-10 on TH and SA. CO served Australia and New Zealand from the mid-70s through 1995. Mostly from LAX via HNL but they also used PPT, NAN ...

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by STT757
Wed Nov 15, 2017 12:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United 772A replacement
Replies: 21
Views: 3195

Re: United 772A replacement

I think the 16 764s will be refitted for domestic service replacing the 19 772As.

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by STT757
Mon Nov 13, 2017 1:49 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet Upgrade Status - 2017
Replies: 1828
Views: 292339

Re: United Fleet Upgrade Status - 2017

Send the 744 to IAD, add it to the The Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center.

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by STT757
Mon Nov 13, 2017 1:44 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Historical list of UA 747 service
Replies: 33
Views: 4041

Re: Historical list of UA 747 service

That link and info was so cool, thanks.

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by STT757
Sat Nov 11, 2017 1:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing may consider restarting 767 pax model production
Replies: 734
Views: 130534

Re: Boeing may consider restarting 767 pax model production

Boeing leases UA 767s for ten years.

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by STT757
Fri Nov 10, 2017 4:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Is United Buying Hawaiians 767s?
Replies: 36
Views: 8795

Re: Is United Buying Hawaiians 767s?

What are they going to do with these additional 763s, growth or replace 91-93 builds? I feel UA is good with wide bodies, they need more domestic narrowbodies.

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by STT757
Fri Nov 10, 2017 2:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: jetBlue what's in a name & alternatives
Replies: 15
Views: 1757

Re: jetBlue what's in a name & alternatives

Considering the route map they could have used "Eastern".

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by STT757
Thu Nov 09, 2017 12:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing may consider restarting 767 pax model production
Replies: 734
Views: 130534

Re: Boeing may consider restarting 767 pax model production

So we know UA approached Boeing to inquire about order additional 767s, could they also have included 764s into that quote? I've flown on the 764 on a couple of occasions, exclusively on EWR-HNL-EWR. It's a great aircraft from a passenger perspective, very comfortable on long flights like EWR-HNL-EW...

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by STT757
Thu Nov 09, 2017 12:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: MCI New Terminal Vote Passed
Replies: 101
Views: 9457

Re: Updated: MCI New Terminal Vote Passed

Congrats to KC and MCI! From what I know the new terminal be built where A is currently. Is this still the basic/expected design: https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/1/1a/New_KCI_Terminal_Design_Concept_Art.jpg Tugg If so, it looks beautiful. Congratulations to the residents of the region, I ...

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by STT757
Tue Nov 07, 2017 2:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Spirit Applies for Guayaquil Ecuador service
Replies: 6
Views: 1484

Re: Spirit Applies for Guayaquil Ecuador service

What's up with GYE that made UA and DL decide to drop the route. GYE was one of CO's earliest forays outside of Mexico from IAH, originally launched in the early '90s from IAH via PTY. Later it had it's own dedicated service to IAH, also in the '90s through mid '00s CO served GYE from EWR, again via...

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by STT757
Sat Nov 04, 2017 3:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumor: United close to acquire 30-40 used A319/A320
Replies: 91
Views: 22009

Re: Rumor: United close to acquire 30-40 used A319/A320

How similar are the CFMs on Airbuses and 737s?

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by STT757
Sat Nov 04, 2017 2:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumor: United close to acquire 30-40 used A319/A320
Replies: 91
Views: 22009

Re: Rumor: United close to acquire 30-40 used A319/A320

I think 30 A319/20s with CFMs is too small a sub fleet when they have 160 or so with the IAE. If they could source closer to the 85 a previous poster mentioned then that would work. It seems to me there are more Airbuses out there with the CFMs, so perhaps they can source them from multiple agents.

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by STT757
Fri Nov 03, 2017 11:17 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United's future at Dulles
Replies: 72
Views: 11299

Re: United's future at Dulles

The best thing that IAD has going for it IMHO is the very nice Concourse A/B area. The TK lounge is quite possibly one of the nicest domestic lounges in the USA. One of things that has long interested me is that the IAD hub (domestically speaking) has long been a low-frequency, regional operation. ...

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by STT757
Thu Nov 02, 2017 11:24 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Doug Parker on United's Lack of a Southeast Hub
Replies: 196
Views: 19985

Re: Doug Parker on United's Lack of a Southeast Hub

Those CPE figures are fascinating. It certainly goes a long way to explaining why IAD hasn't made it as a major domestic hub. . Look at some of the major connecting hubs on that list in comparison to IAD. To make IAD as competitive as DTW, IAH, DEN, DFW etc.. you would need to cut that CPE at IAD i...

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by STT757
Wed Nov 01, 2017 6:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United's future at Dulles
Replies: 72
Views: 11299

Re: United's future at Dulles

Quoted from another thread: Cost Per Enplaned Passenger (CPE) CLT 1.35 ATL 2.38 SLC 3.69 FLL 3.94 MCO 4.66 TPA 5.02 PHX 5.79 MSP 6.32 MDW 7.61 DFW 9.50 BWI 9.51 DTW 10.01 SEA 10.10 IAH 10.62 PDX 10.68 SAN 10.71 DEN 10.80 LAS 11.05 HNL 11.36 DCA 13.44 BOS 13.45 PHL 14.58 LAX 14.83 ORD 15.16 SFO 16.67...

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by STT757
Wed Nov 01, 2017 6:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Doug Parker on United's Lack of a Southeast Hub
Replies: 196
Views: 19985

Re: Doug Parker on United's Lack of a Southeast Hub

RDU is their best bet if this were something they wanted to address.

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by STT757
Wed Nov 01, 2017 12:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United's future at Dulles
Replies: 72
Views: 11299

Re: United's future at Dulles

This hub is a virtual smoke screen at this point, with a domestic operation beginning to resemble CLE in its final days. The only reason this hub is continuously viable, is because of the government traffic that comes through internationally, and through the massive Star Alliance operation at IAD. ...

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by STT757
Wed Nov 01, 2017 11:48 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United's future at Dulles
Replies: 72
Views: 11299

Re: United's future at Dulles

This has been discussed at great lengths, basically the State of Virginia is working to reduce the costs at IAD to try and make it more competitive with DCA which has a significantly lower cost per enplaned passenger. When you factor in DCA's more close in location, the growth of LCC's like WN, B6, ...

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by STT757
Wed Nov 01, 2017 11:39 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumor: United close to acquire 30-40 used A319/A320
Replies: 91
Views: 22009

Re: Rumor: United close to acquire 30-40 used A319/A320

Don't think it's been discussed here yet. United is getting "30-40" used A319/A320. It looks like they liked their previous China Southern A319 deal. The carrier is looking at A319 and A320 single-aisle aircraft, the Chicago chapter of the United pilots union said in an Oct. 10 memo to it...

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