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by xxcr
Mon Oct 15, 2018 7:03 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Is this added security for US-bound passengers?
Replies: 26
Views: 1550

Re: Is this added security for US-bound passengers?

This is normal i think for all International flights now. I just flew back from ICN-SFO yesterday, and i was asked security questions and check-in, immigration and again at the gate before i boarded. They just want to see how you respond and to see if you seem nervous or not when asked certain quest...

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by xxcr
Mon Oct 15, 2018 6:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet Upgrade Status - 2018
Replies: 2057
Views: 263942

Re: United Fleet Upgrade Status - 2018

Im looking at the spreadsheet for the fleet upgrades and wondering which 753 got retrofitted with the new F/C seats? Im flying SFO-DEN-SFO in December and want to see if my plane has the new F or not. I can tell from the Y layout that its the new layout, but curious to see if it has the new F seats....

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by xxcr
Tue Oct 09, 2018 10:34 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Comparing US3 Premium cabins
Replies: 1
Views: 753

Comparing US3 Premium cabins

I was going through some photos on google and comparing the Premium seats offered within the US3 and seeing what you A Netters like UA:Polaris B/E Diamond Seat--752, 763, 764, 772, 788, and 789 IPTE: 744(retired) 772, 763 Zodiac:77W, 77E, soon to be 78J Suites: 774(retired), 772, 763 PE: 772, 77W DL...

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by xxcr
Tue Oct 09, 2018 6:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Would an A380F Save The Program?
Replies: 50
Views: 5406

Re: Would an A380F Save The Program?

Even if Airbus had a launch customer for the A380F, the program would still be dead. Even with the current order from EK, the 380 is hanging on to deer life! wont last long!

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by xxcr
Mon Oct 08, 2018 5:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet Upgrade Status - 2018
Replies: 2057
Views: 263942

Re: United Fleet Upgrade Status - 2018

Interestingly I saw they’ve changed the placeholder seatmaps for the 77E fleet to account for th change in Y from 3-3-3 to 3-4-3 in Y. I was looking up SFO-LHR at Christmas, and it shows the old F and J cabins but then 3-4-3 in Y but with one seat in every Y row blocked out. Presumably this makes i...

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by xxcr
Thu Oct 04, 2018 5:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA Fuel MAYDAY call into SYD
Replies: 135
Views: 24616

Re: UA Fuel MAYDAY call into SYD

i've been on a flight when the pilot declared a Mayday due to fuel, not the best feeling but nothing that would stop me from flying. Im sure if the flight was in actual danger of running out of fuel, the pilot would of diverted the flight.

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by xxcr
Mon Oct 01, 2018 12:18 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet Upgrade Status - 2018
Replies: 2057
Views: 263942

Re: United Fleet Upgrade Status - 2018

764: N76065 entered HKG 2770/28Sep for the restart of Y crew rest mod. 7 of 16 complete and now 1 in mod. Doesn’t make sense to invest in these Y crew rest mods if the 764 isn’t going to get Polaries and/or was going to be demoted to Domestic/Hawaii performance. While I doubt the current mod is ver...

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by xxcr
Fri Sep 28, 2018 5:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 50 year anniversary of the Boeing 747
Replies: 111
Views: 11450

Re: 50 years ago, the world changed forever

Great article!! the last time i flew on a 744 was with UA from SFO-ICN-SFO!! AMAZING AIRCRAFT!!!!!!! it's always a treat seeing a 744...not so much the A380.

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by xxcr
Thu Sep 27, 2018 11:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet Upgrade Status - 2018
Replies: 2057
Views: 263942

Re: United Fleet Upgrade Status - 2018

Is there a list that shows which plane has the new domestic first class seat? I love that new Domestic First seat! My rule of thumb is that all Airbus A319/20’s and 73G’s have them. I know the 757-300 is supposed to get them but I don’t know if that has started yet. The 737-800/900 do not have them...

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by xxcr
Mon Sep 24, 2018 6:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alaska tests Virtual Reality headsets in First Class
Replies: 15
Views: 2346

Re: Alaska tests Virtual Reality headsets in First Class

This sounds cool, but might get old after a while.

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by xxcr
Mon Sep 24, 2018 5:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Future A380 Routes To SFO
Replies: 30
Views: 3613

Re: Future A380 Routes To SFO

How many A380 capable gates does SFO have? they have 4 gates that can handle the A380. G101, G99, A10 and A11. those are the gates that offer boarding through the upper deck for the A380. A10 is not A380-capable - it's A1 that can accommodate the A380. Quite a few years ago, SQ briefly had schedule...

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by xxcr
Mon Sep 24, 2018 12:06 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Future A380 Routes To SFO
Replies: 30
Views: 3613

Re: Future A380 Routes To SFO

B752OS wrote:
How many A380 capable gates does SFO have?



they have 4 gates that can handle the A380. G101, G99, A10 and A11. those are the gates that offer boarding through the upper deck for the A380.

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by xxcr
Fri Sep 21, 2018 4:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Eva Air's New Business Class
Replies: 4
Views: 1717

Re: Eva Air's New Business Class

Very simple and classy!! EVA will be what the 2nd airline to use these seats for their J seats after Qantas?

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by xxcr
Tue Sep 18, 2018 4:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why did UA dehub MIA?
Replies: 68
Views: 9061

Re: Why did UA dehub MIA?

a bit off topic, why doesn't UA have a club at MIA? with the amount of flights they serve out MIA, it would make sense to have a Club there.

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by xxcr
Fri Sep 14, 2018 7:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Hawaiian going to BOS
Replies: 136
Views: 17158

Re: Hawaiian going to BOS

hinckley wrote:
Schedule is loaded into HA system:
HA89 BOS-HNL 8:00am - 1:40 pm
HA90 HNL-BOS 1:45pm - 6:00am

Leaving and arriving into Terminal E according to the Globe article.



Is HA using 2 frames for this flight? only 5 minutes on the ground..........did i miss something?

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by xxcr
Thu Sep 13, 2018 7:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Interview w/ United Management
Replies: 9
Views: 2634

Re: Interview w/ United Management

I just flew through IAD in July, and that terminal needs a of work. they need to add more seats and charging stations near the gates. Carpets need a re-fresh,IAD is my least favorite airport when it comes to UA's hubs. at the end of the day, i'm glad to see UA is investing in improving LAX and IAD.

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by xxcr
Tue Sep 11, 2018 5:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX10, updates, orders, developments.
Replies: 100
Views: 13500

Re: Boeing 737-10, updates, orders, developments.

Boeing last week shared an interesting video on how the new 737-10 landing gear works: https://youtu.be/F4IGl4OizM4 This landing gear is instrumental in making possible higher cabin capacity and enhances runway performance. http://www.flyingnews.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/08/maxvideopromo-595x280....

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by xxcr
Fri Sep 07, 2018 6:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Did United operate EWR-NRT prior to merger with CO
Replies: 30
Views: 3855

Re: Did United operate EWR-NRT prior to merger with CO

UA also flew JFK-NRT and JFK-LHR for a number of years.

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by xxcr
Thu Sep 06, 2018 8:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Singapore Airlines reveals configuration on 2 class A359, ADL to be first route
Replies: 47
Views: 8124

Re: Singapore Airlines reveals configuration on 2 class A359, ADL to be first route

with the A359 and 78J sharing the same regional J seats, how many different J seats does SQ offer now? A380 offers 2 different first class suites and J seats. 77W also has 2 different first seats and 3 different J seats 772 is all the over the place. Some have a 2-2-2 J cabin, one has an old 2-2-2 F...

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by xxcr
Thu Sep 06, 2018 8:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Production/Delivery Thread 2018
Replies: 707
Views: 170112

Re: Boeing 737MAX Production/Delivery Thread 2018

this might be a silly question, but how many 737 MAX are boeing delivering per week?

Since the first delivery, i havent seen that many flying around.

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by xxcr
Wed Sep 05, 2018 6:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United spend $200mil on Hawaii facilities, adjust schedules
Replies: 68
Views: 9617

Re: United spend $200mil on Hawaii facilities, adjust schedules

the gates that UA use are extremely limited when it comes to seats, power, and space. Im glad UA is finally pumping money into improving the facilities. Is HNL getting a Polaris lounge? No... and it wouldn’t shock me to see NRTHNL go away once NH starts A380 service, as the JV might have sufficient...

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by xxcr
Wed Sep 05, 2018 6:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United spend $200mil on Hawaii facilities, adjust schedules
Replies: 68
Views: 9617

Re: United spend $200mil on Hawaii facilities, adjust schedules

the gates that UA use are extremely limited when it comes to seats, power, and space. Im glad UA is finally pumping money into improving the facilities.

Is HNL getting a Polaris lounge?

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by xxcr
Wed Sep 05, 2018 6:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet Upgrade Status - 2018
Replies: 2057
Views: 263942

Re: United Fleet Upgrade Status - 2018

These craft arrive and depart HKG not passenger ready. All service items (galley equipment, medical emergency items, safety cards,etc) everything not part of structure, are removed, replaced in HNL. Given this particular flight is now delayed 18 hours...so far... for Mx doesn’t help either. i'm ass...

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by xxcr
Wed Sep 05, 2018 6:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Typhoon Jebi hits Japan, KIX currently closed and underwater
Replies: 152
Views: 22461

Re: Typhoon Jebi hits Japan, KIX currently closed and underwater

with KIX being shutdown till repairs are made, could ITM pick up the slack from KIX?

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by xxcr
Wed Sep 05, 2018 6:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet Upgrade Status - 2018
Replies: 2057
Views: 263942

Re: United Fleet Upgrade Status - 2018

763 N647UA is currently showing ‘taxing to runway’ for UA2799 HKGHNL... appears N641UA will take its place. UA could make money with these flights. Why do they leave HKG empty? is it to avoid any headaches that may come up with MX? These craft arrive and depart HKG not passenger ready. All service ...

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by xxcr
Wed Sep 05, 2018 5:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet Upgrade Status - 2018
Replies: 2057
Views: 263942

Re: United Fleet Upgrade Status - 2018

iahcsr wrote:
763
N647UA is currently showing ‘taxing to runway’ for UA2799 HKGHNL... appears N641UA will take its place.



UA could make money with these flights. Why do they leave HKG empty? is it to avoid any headaches that may come up with MX?

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by xxcr
Tue Sep 04, 2018 8:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Thai airways fleet question
Replies: 12
Views: 1904

Re: Thai airways fleet question

It’s like Thai Airways wants to operate every wide-body aircraft that Boeing and Airbus have to offer. Such a mess. pretty much! what they need to is standardize their fleet and offer a consistent F/J product and they'll be good. Their onboard service, ground service, lounge and customer service is...

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by xxcr
Tue Sep 04, 2018 8:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Thai airways fleet question
Replies: 12
Views: 1904

Re: Thai airways fleet question

Thai really retired their 2x 734's? I just flew one in June BKK-USM. It was an incredible flight as there were maybe 30 people on board. The interior was a flashback to 1978 and in perfect order. Seat pitch and legroom was remarkable, and superior to what Economy Plus is now. same, i flew BKK-USM i...

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by xxcr
Tue Sep 04, 2018 6:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet Upgrade Status - 2018
Replies: 2057
Views: 263942

Re: United Fleet Upgrade Status - 2018

I realize that United needs to put the HD 772 to some destinations as some 772’s are off line being “Polarisized”- it’s only the fact they can cost $7,500+ one way from Madrid to EWR that bugs me. It’s really an inferior seat today for international business. But, it’s all temporary. The dense IPTE...

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by xxcr
Tue Sep 04, 2018 6:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA LUS A321 cabin refurbs
Replies: 42
Views: 5765

Re: AA LUS A321 cabin refurbs

wow! 32 down to 30...and AA wonders why they are struggling when it comes to customer satisfaction.

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by xxcr
Tue Sep 04, 2018 5:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Thai airways fleet question
Replies: 12
Views: 1904

Re: Thai airways fleet question

788 have the B/E Diamond seats 789 have the Super diamond seats. Interesting that the -8s are 2-2-2 in J while the -9s are 1-2-1. Is it because the 788s are used for shorter flights? they were originally ordered for short regional flights within asia, but they started using them on longhaul flights...

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by xxcr
Mon Sep 03, 2018 8:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Thai airways fleet question
Replies: 12
Views: 1904

Re: Thai airways fleet question

Thai Airways have 1 or 2 B737-400 and the rest of their narrowbody fleet is in Thai smile They just retired the 737-400. Majority of the narrow bodies are flying with Thai Smile. Their fleet is everywhere IMO. A380, 744, A330, 77A, 77E, 773, 77W, 788, 789, A359. All offering a different F and J pro...

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by xxcr
Mon Sep 03, 2018 7:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet Upgrade Status - 2018
Replies: 2057
Views: 263942

Re: United Fleet Upgrade Status - 2018

xxcr wrote:
There was a spreadsheet showing the list of planes in the UA fleet with upgrades/mods/retrofits. Is there an updated one? UA seems to be moving fairly quick with the Polaris mods.



Thank you!

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by xxcr
Mon Sep 03, 2018 6:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet Upgrade Status - 2018
Replies: 2057
Views: 263942

Re: United Fleet Upgrade Status - 2018

There was a spreadsheet showing the list of planes in the UA fleet with upgrades/mods/retrofits. Is there an updated one? UA seems to be moving fairly quick with the Polaris mods.

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by xxcr
Wed Aug 29, 2018 10:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Problems with 787 deliveries in Charleston?
Replies: 7
Views: 2741

Re: Problems with 787 deliveries in Charleston?

headline: Dreamliners stacking up at Boeing’s North Charleston site https://www.postandcourier.com/business/dreamliners-stacking-up-at-boeing-s-north-charleston-site/article_7f082336-aa08-11e8-824e-77d3fbc670d6.html There seem to be a growing number of 787 on the flight line at CHS. The mentioned e...

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by xxcr
Tue Aug 28, 2018 1:50 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet Upgrade Status - 2018
Replies: 2057
Views: 263942

Re: United Fleet Upgrade Status - 2018

I just landed at EWR, I had to walk the length of the entire 3rd Y shaped concourse and saw one 764 after another boarding for European destinations. I know this has been discussed many times before but I’m not sure I ever read about a final decision. What is UA going to do with these rare birds th...

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by xxcr
Mon Aug 27, 2018 5:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why is Thai flying empty A380's to Hong Kong?
Replies: 27
Views: 10589

Re: Why is Thai flying empty A380's to Hong Kong?

Maintenance at HIAL. They fly the whale to Paris , Frankfurt , Tokyo and Osaka with seasonal operations on one of the two daily Heathrow flights . The A388 is rather premium heavy for Thai International being the only fleet to offer First Class and almost double the Business class seats of their 77...

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by xxcr
Fri Aug 24, 2018 4:39 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Just How Close Was U.S. Airways to Shutting Down in 2004-2005?
Replies: 77
Views: 10253

Re: Just How Close Was U.S. Airways to Shutting Down in 2004-2005?

Didn't US Airways try to buy Delta in early 2007? I believe they tried it twice within a couple of months but failed on both occasions. DL was under Chapter 11 at that time. Late 2006 is when US made a $8 billion bid for DL. Here's an article straight out of the time machine. http://money.cnn.com/2...

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by xxcr
Thu Aug 23, 2018 11:10 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Narrowbody Lie Flat Seat Options
Replies: 2
Views: 509

Re: Narrowbody Lie Flat Seat Options

If you're talking about the APEX seats that are being used by Korean and Oman, i think it may be too big for the 757 and A321. I now UA is in the process of designing a new seat for the 73J, so lets see what they come up with. AA is happy with the Super Diamond they use on their A321T.

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by xxcr
Thu Aug 23, 2018 10:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LH A340 damaged by pushback tug fire at FRA
Replies: 206
Views: 40743

Re: LH A340 damaged by pushback tug fire at FRA

So TK looses 2 planes in the past few months. LH just lost another plane to a fire......Is there a pattern i'm missing here?

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by xxcr
Thu Aug 23, 2018 10:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Hurricane Lane and Hawaii
Replies: 90
Views: 10390

Re: Hurricane Lane and Hawaii

UA added a 77W and 753 from HNL-SFO. Im not sure about the other hubs.

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by xxcr
Thu Aug 23, 2018 6:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United to begin test of premium lie-flat seating on B737-Max10
Replies: 92
Views: 15166

Re: United to begin test of premium lie-flat seating on B737-Max10

I agree here. "United PS" should really just become Polaris Transcon. Throw in access to the Polaris lounges at EWR, SFO and LAX, maybe add "Polaris Nooks" or the like in some of the United Clubs from cities that have transcon service but not international business class service...

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by xxcr
Tue Aug 21, 2018 10:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet Upgrade Status - 2018
Replies: 2057
Views: 263942

Re: United Fleet Upgrade Status - 2018

Why? It currently flies ANC-IAH. ANC-IAH-ANC doesnt suffer from heavy headwinds though. Flights from the west coast to the east coast wont have any issues, its flying west..... But i could be wrong, so please correct me if im wrong. Recall also IAH ANC is a Max9. The Max10 is another matter. Bam! D...

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by xxcr
Tue Aug 21, 2018 9:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet Upgrade Status - 2018
Replies: 2057
Views: 263942

Re: United Fleet Upgrade Status - 2018

At today's Boyd conference Kirby mentioned the 737MAX-10 would likely take over p.s. flying. The company is currently shopping for a new flatbed seat for the aircraft. Also mentioned they would consider bringing the product to additional markets and made specific mention of EWR-SEA and DC-West Coas...

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by xxcr
Tue Aug 21, 2018 8:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet Upgrade Status - 2018
Replies: 2057
Views: 263942

Re: United Fleet Upgrade Status - 2018

At today's Boyd conference Kirby mentioned the 737MAX-10 would likely take over p.s. flying. The company is currently shopping for a new flatbed seat for the aircraft. Also mentioned they would consider bringing the product to additional markets and made specific mention of EWR-SEA and DC-West Coas...

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by xxcr
Tue Aug 21, 2018 5:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet Upgrade Status - 2018
Replies: 2057
Views: 263942

Re: United Fleet Upgrade Status - 2018

The first 14 were, then 7 previously 3 class intl were also converted. I don’t understand: will all remaining 763’s ultimately get the high premium configuration as the 3 Hawaiian 763’s? Meaning those 763’s with Polaris already will not have the same high premium configuration? I don't know if this...

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by xxcr
Mon Aug 20, 2018 7:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LH CEO claims LH sells the most premium seats — is it true?
Replies: 88
Views: 12558

Re: LH CEO claims LH sells the most premium seats — is it true?

This statement may be true but LH has the worst hard product within the LH Group ! I love flying on OS and LX , but would prefer SK and LO even UA over the hard and soft product of LH anytime. Being Star Gold and regularly flying transatlantic in C , I try to avoid LH C class , whenever I can. I co...

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by xxcr
Mon Aug 20, 2018 7:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LH CEO claims LH sells the most premium seats — is it true?
Replies: 88
Views: 12558

Re: LH CEO claims LH sells the most premium seats — is it true?

That's an quite interesting statement, especially when you remember, that LH doesn't even offer First class on most aircraft anymore. Sometimes they even block the whole first class, when they switch planes from a non-F-plane to one which has it. Happened to me a few months ago: DEL-MUC was suppose...

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by xxcr
Mon Aug 20, 2018 5:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet Upgrade Status - 2018
Replies: 2057
Views: 263942

Re: United Fleet Upgrade Status - 2018

772: N771UA sked to enter HKG 2786/20Aug, maint - one would expect N779UA would exit soon N788UA sked to exit XMN 2749/22Aug with PE. Now all Polaris 772s have PE and one would expect 77W fleet to start PE mod 77W: N2331U has been in SFO since 59/31Jul. Awaiting HKG PE?, Maint issue?, SFO doing PE ...

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by xxcr
Fri Aug 17, 2018 5:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LAX- Dash 8 and United 737 incident
Replies: 30
Views: 7009

Re: LAX- Dash 8 and United 737 incident

the driver didnt even notice that he was loosing a pallet??? smfh........

any news on that 737, any major damage? or just a cowling replacement

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