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by codc10
Thu Jul 19, 2018 2:24 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet Upgrade Status - 2018
Replies: 1447
Views: 187054

Re: United Fleet Upgrade Status - 2018

Most of the more desirable (if you can call it that) non-ER 773s have RR Trent motors, which would be a new type for UA. I don’t think they’d touch any of the Japanese or Korean 773s given their extremely high cycles as a consequence of high-frequency, short haul operations. Plenty of early 77Ws are...

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by codc10
Wed Jul 18, 2018 1:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Airlines posts Q2 results, fuel expense rose 43%
Replies: 41
Views: 7118

Re: United Airlines posts Q2 results, fuel expense rose 43%

I don't think anyone could have asked much more of UA in this quarter both AA and DL have over 1,000 mainline aircraft UA only has 757 mainline aircraft it is going to be interesting to see where Kirby takes this airline as he is able to get his hands on more narrow body aircraft. Well, close. DL h...

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by codc10
Wed Jul 18, 2018 12:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Airlines posts Q2 results, fuel expense rose 43%
Replies: 41
Views: 7118

Re: United Airlines posts Q2 results, fuel expense rose 43%

From the PR is this: https://finance.yahoo.com/news/united-2q-earnings-snapshot-202735678.html Ranked first among largest competitors in on-time departures in the quarter. I have never heard this, I thought DL was #1 of the largest carriers. That’s actually been the case pretty often over the past ...

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by codc10
Tue Jul 17, 2018 9:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Airlines posts Q2 results, fuel expense rose 43%
Replies: 41
Views: 7118

Re: United Airlines posts Q2 results, fuel expense rose 43%

Some of that can be explained by the difference in average length of haul... United has higher ASMs driven mostly by longer hauls, which are cheaper to operate on a CASM basis. Delta, OTOH, carried about 9 million more pax over the quarter, driven mostly by its larger gauge and greater number of de...

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by codc10
Tue Jul 17, 2018 9:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Airlines posts Q2 results, fuel expense rose 43%
Replies: 41
Views: 7118

Re: United Airlines posts Q2 results, fuel expense rose 43%

Compared to DAL, which reported last week, the numbers are a bit underwhelming. A billion less in revenue for UAL, even with about 1% higher RPMs and 3% higher ASMs. To UAL's credit, their operating expenses came in below Delta's even with the higher capacity. Some of that can be explained by the d...

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by codc10
Tue Jul 17, 2018 3:21 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet Upgrade Status - 2018
Replies: 1447
Views: 187054

Re: United Fleet Upgrade Status - 2018

United1 wrote:
Anyone else thinking the 4 789s and the 3 exHA 763s are replacements for the 7 763s that UA is suppose to retire?


That could be right on... I wonder when they are to be delivered?

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by codc10
Sat Jul 14, 2018 11:10 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet Upgrade Status - 2018
Replies: 1447
Views: 187054

Re: United Fleet Upgrade Status - 2018

How far ahead is UA now to Hawaii given their latest attempt to “capture” almost all the islands nonstop from so many destinations? And, how easy would it be for AA or anyone else to replicate UA’s grasp on the market. Could the 767 become “the” Hawaii monster? UA is still largest in the market, bu...

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by codc10
Tue Jul 10, 2018 7:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What are Sully and Skiles doing now? (2018)
Replies: 51
Views: 8931

Re: What are Sully and Skiles doing now? (2018)

Wouldn't he be approaching the age/seniority level where move up to Capt. would be expected? Does AA give him the option of staying a {presumably} very senior FO on 787 wherever he is based, thus flying pretty much where and when he wants, in preference to sitting on permanent reserve in New York ?...

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by codc10
Tue Jul 10, 2018 2:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA to upgrade BOM to 77W from Oct 18
Replies: 48
Views: 6598

Re: UA to upgrade BOM to 77W from Oct 18

I think 10 abreast 77W has to be load-restricted at least ex-Mumbai on some days. But it is a nice upgauge to in an attempt to retain non-*A premium passengers. DL did a smart thing by going 3-3-3 probably looking at their stage lengths there is no point in having a high-density config with empty s...

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by codc10
Tue Jul 10, 2018 1:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet Upgrade Status - 2018
Replies: 1447
Views: 187054

Re: United Fleet Upgrade Status - 2018

44J is still a large cabin; bigger than anything currently flown by DL and short only of AA 77W... OTOH, UA has more J on its (forthcoming) 76L, 789, 772 and 77W, over 100 frames.

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by codc10
Tue Jul 10, 2018 11:52 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA to upgrade BOM to 77W from Oct 18
Replies: 48
Views: 6598

Re: UA to upgrade BOM to 77W from Oct 18

Swapping out the 77W for the 772 on SFO-NRT and SFO-TPE is concerning a bit, since SFO is supposedly the powerhouse hub for TPAC but Polaris isn't being taken off those two routes. Polaris is the brand for the UA long haul premium cabin and the 772 mods are underway so it's possible a refurbished 7...

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by codc10
Tue Jul 10, 2018 10:19 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DEN Great Hall renovation begins
Replies: 7
Views: 1545

Re: DEN Great Hall renovation begins

It really is attractive, but I’m still concerned about the potential bottleneck at security.

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by codc10
Tue Jul 10, 2018 9:58 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA to upgrade BOM to 77W from Oct 18
Replies: 48
Views: 6598

Re: UA to upgrade BOM to 77W from Oct 18

I think this surprises no one with DL entering the market, but I definitely do not think it is worth downgrading NRT and TPE to a 772. What they should've done instead is gone for frequency and split the existing frequency into two 787's and keep the 77W's on the TPAC routes. India is a big market ...

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by codc10
Mon Jul 09, 2018 6:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet Upgrade Status - 2018
Replies: 1447
Views: 187054

Re: United Fleet Upgrade Status - 2018

This list when combine with the other suggest UA perhaps will order 11 more 787-10s. We have 14 confirmed but now we are seeing nose numbers for an additional 11 more very interesting. I hope the initial reports on the seat map are wrong, I'm hoping there will be more Polaris seats than what has be...

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by codc10
Mon Jul 09, 2018 1:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet Upgrade Status - 2018
Replies: 1447
Views: 187054

Re: United Fleet Upgrade Status - 2018

Nose....Acft........Mfg....N............Fuse.......Yr......Flt.......Former Op/ Gear....Type.......S/n....Number..Number..Mfg....Code..Registered. 1018.....787-10...TBD..N13018..TBD........TBD...10.......CO 1019.....787-10...TBD..N14019..TBD....... TBD...10.......CO 1020.....787-10...TBD..N12020..T...

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by codc10
Sun Jul 08, 2018 2:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Virgin Atlantic network going downhill?
Replies: 112
Views: 19479

Re: Virgin Atlantic network going downhill?

The highest and best use for VS' slot portfolio, as it currently stands, is for comprehensive TATL flying in concert with DL. DL does not need to flow traffic beyond LHR; it has CDG/AMS which serve that role far more effectively.

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by codc10
Fri Jul 06, 2018 7:48 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: UAs next new thing?
Replies: 75
Views: 7629

Re: UAs next new thing?

EWR-JNB is within the realm of possibility once 787s come to EWR (needs 789) and perhaps additional frames are ordered. EWR-CAI was announced for a 2011 start (CO 777) but was scrubbed before launch due to the Arab Spring political unrest and the turmoil which followed. CAI is rebounding as a safe t...

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by codc10
Fri Jul 06, 2018 6:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet Upgrade Status - 2018
Replies: 1447
Views: 187054

Re: United Fleet Upgrade Status - 2018

I believe the newly-reconfigured 763s have Channel 9. I haven’t seen it active on any flight in what seems like years, though. I tried looking for it. It was not there under “Audio” not the “map” feature. I believe it's in its own category, under "From the Flight Deck". I am 99% sure I ha...

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by codc10
Fri Jul 06, 2018 1:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet Upgrade Status - 2018
Replies: 1447
Views: 187054

Re: United Fleet Upgrade Status - 2018

I believe the newly-reconfigured 763s have Channel 9. I haven’t seen it active on any flight in what seems like years, though.

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by codc10
Thu Jul 05, 2018 1:50 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet Upgrade Status - 2018
Replies: 1447
Views: 187054

Re: United Fleet Upgrade Status - 2018

7 of the oldest non-Polaris 2 cabin 763s (1992/93 builds... check the fleet list and you’ll see which ones) are slated to be retired and won’t get the new cabins. No timetable on that, but I have it on pretty much ironclad authority. I know UA continues to scour the secondhand market for potential ...

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by codc10
Wed Jul 04, 2018 5:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet Upgrade Status - 2018
Replies: 1447
Views: 187054

Re: United Fleet Upgrade Status - 2018

which is a sad way of conducting business if you ask me. UA now have (9) Polaris 763s in active service, enough to dedicate them to a specific service (EWR/ORD-LHR routes for example) and market the hell out of its superior new product to customers. Alas it doesn't. DL, on the other hand, doesn't w...

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by codc10
Wed Jul 04, 2018 4:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet Upgrade Status - 2018
Replies: 1447
Views: 187054

Re: United Fleet Upgrade Status - 2018

No way to conclusively predict routes with Polaris 767s right now or any time in the near future. which is a sad way of conducting business if you ask me. UA now have (9) Polaris 763s in active service, enough to dedicate them to a specific service (EWR/ORD-LHR routes for example) and market the he...

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by codc10
Wed Jul 04, 2018 2:42 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet Upgrade Status - 2018
Replies: 1447
Views: 187054

Re: United Fleet Upgrade Status - 2018

Anyone know when UA might dedicate Polaris 763’s to specific routes? Once all the 3-class fleet is complete perhaps? Will they move straight on to converting the 2-class 763’s once they finish the 3-class, or will they accelerate the 772’s? I guess there must be some slack in the 772 schedule over ...

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by codc10
Wed Jul 04, 2018 12:24 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet Upgrade Status - 2018
Replies: 1447
Views: 187054

Re: United Fleet Upgrade Status - 2018

No way to conclusively predict routes with Polaris 767s right now or any time in the near future.

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by codc10
Tue Jul 03, 2018 5:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet Upgrade Status - 2018
Replies: 1447
Views: 187054

Re: United Fleet Upgrade Status - 2018

xxcr wrote:
Whats the latest update with the Polaris retrofits? how many planes have the new Polaris now?

77W
772
763
764-NA
788-NA
789-NA


77W - 17 (all, 1 on order)
772 - 3/55 (3 in mod)
763 - 9/35 (2 in mod, 3 on order)

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by codc10
Thu Jun 28, 2018 2:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet Upgrade Status - 2018
Replies: 1447
Views: 187054

Re: United Fleet Upgrade Status - 2018

atlflyer wrote:
Didn’t UA put LED lighting in the 767-300ERs?


No.

Even on the aircraft with LED lighting, UA barely makes use of it, sticking mostly to the blue palette aside from a few minutes after takeoff and at top of descent when the cabin cycles through an orange tone.

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by codc10
Wed Jun 27, 2018 8:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet Upgrade Status - 2018
Replies: 1447
Views: 187054

Re: United Fleet Upgrade Status - 2018

Well NOTHING is as bad as the UPC code scanners used in a Gap on the new “Kelvin timeline” Enterprise! Might as well be the incandescent A319 lights. Re: gwrudph, I actually noticed the cream colored bulkhead behind the purple PE seats too. I thought it looked wrong v the silver they should have us...

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by codc10
Wed Jun 27, 2018 2:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet Upgrade Status - 2018
Replies: 1447
Views: 187054

Re: United Fleet Upgrade Status - 2018

I who know nothing of these things simply cannot imagine that United would reconfigure their 772s that do BOM, DEL and other very long missions in a way that prevents them from doing those missions safety and profitability. I can imagine them going back to cheap eyeshades, but not jeopardize some o...

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by codc10
Mon Jun 25, 2018 1:49 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Continental DC-10 routes to Hawaii in the 80's
Replies: 75
Views: 6843

Re: Continental DC-10 routes to Hawaii in the 80's

Of course re HNL at one point CO flew 2x from IAH (not sure if 2x also from EWR) as well as IAH-OGG for a good while. Anyone know what the general arrival and departure times were for the second IAH-HNL flight? I don't recall the arrival time of the 2nd IAH flight, but would guess it was a late aft...

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by codc10
Fri Jun 15, 2018 3:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet Upgrade Status - 2018
Replies: 1447
Views: 187054

Re: United Fleet Upgrade Status - 2018

The major work that will be undertaken on the 2-cabin 763s (7 of which are slated to be retired and will not receive Polaris, all 1992/93 builds) and 764s will be adding Polaris and Premium Plus cabins. These aircraft already have an updated Y seat design and Panasonic eX3 IFE. These aircraft might ...

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by codc10
Fri Jun 15, 2018 12:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL151 ATL-LIM returning to ATL
Replies: 9
Views: 1943

Re: DL151 ATL-LIM returning to ATL

lavalampluva wrote:
If it was a mechanical issue it's good that it happened where it did. The flight just came in from STR. This event over the Atlantic could have been tragic.


Nothing about this event translates into a “tragic” outcome if it were to have taken place over water.

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by codc10
Fri Jun 15, 2018 10:34 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet Upgrade Status - 2018
Replies: 1447
Views: 187054

Re: United Fleet Upgrade Status - 2018

It looks like the 3 class 763s are looped into 3 ORD-LHR and 1 EWR-LHR round trip daily - there will be 4 units after N647UA goes into mod to replace N651UA when it is released with Polaris. We'll see if UA keeps two 763s in mod when N659UA is completed in early July. Pretty sure the reason Polaris...

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by codc10
Thu Jun 14, 2018 11:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet Upgrade Status - 2018
Replies: 1447
Views: 187054

Re: United Fleet Upgrade Status - 2018

VC10er wrote:
with just 3/4 767s with Polaris


7 in service, 9 by the end of the month if all goes according to plan. By late June/early July, that will make 12 retrofit ships (9 763, 3 772) in service, 17 (77W) delivered from the factory, and 5 (2 763 + 3 772) in mod.

Nothing to sneeze at.

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by codc10
Wed Jun 13, 2018 5:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet Upgrade Status - 2018
Replies: 1447
Views: 187054

Re: United Fleet Upgrade Status - 2018

I’ve mentioned this before and got piled on, but I swear it “seems” like Polaris aircraft fares are higher than old diamond seats! I check the seat chart to see if the Polaris ac are almost full upfront and even when they are not, the fare is much higher than an old ac interior on the same route! A...

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by codc10
Wed Jun 13, 2018 4:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet Upgrade Status - 2018
Replies: 1447
Views: 187054

Re: United Fleet Upgrade Status - 2018

I’ve mentioned this before and got piled on, but I swear it “seems” like Polaris aircraft fares are higher than old diamond seats! I check the seat chart to see if the Polaris ac are almost full upfront and even when they are not, the fare is much higher than an old ac interior on the same route! A...

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by codc10
Thu Jun 07, 2018 12:08 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA IAH-SYD starts 18 January 2018
Replies: 65
Views: 12965

Re: UA IAH-SYD starts 18 January 2018

It's not a surprise that IAH-SYD is the worst performer of UA's Australia portfolio, but the route is viewed to be 'strategic' and needs some time to mature. A reduction to 5x at the tail end of the offseason for a limited period is not a deep cut... we'll see what the schedule looks like next spring.

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by codc10
Sun Jun 03, 2018 11:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United seeks to return to JFK
Replies: 184
Views: 23140

Re: United seeks to return to JFK

They would do fine. The issue is 4 gates near capacity at the moment. Stay tuned... It's really only 3 gates for JetBlue, since they swap with AC in the afternoon on gate 17 to accommodate the YVR 787, and their space is fairly well-committed. I think any meaningful expansion for JetBlue at EWR wil...

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by codc10
Sun Jun 03, 2018 9:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United seeks to return to JFK
Replies: 184
Views: 23140

Re: United seeks to return to JFK

And competition is good for the consumer, not to mention MINT is supposedly a better product than UA's premium transcon service. JetBlue can hand United there lunch out of EWR to LAX/SFO. I don't know what they are waiting for. The NYC-LAX/SFO have loads of capacity and hourly EWR service would be ...

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by codc10
Sun Jun 03, 2018 7:31 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet Upgrade Status - 2018
Replies: 1447
Views: 187054

Re: United Fleet Upgrade Status - 2018

Very cool, thanks all for the clarification!

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by codc10
Sat Jun 02, 2018 10:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Dog found dead after cross-country DL flight
Replies: 84
Views: 7035

Re: It Appears That DL Kills Dogs, Too,

Delta will not draw nearly the public scorn of United for a similar incident, though.

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by codc10
Fri Jun 01, 2018 5:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet Upgrade Status - 2018
Replies: 1447
Views: 187054

Re: United Fleet Upgrade Status - 2018

Quick question about maintenance: I’m sitting here at a Denver airport United Club at the window. There are 2 737-800/900 one has very shiny chrome around the opening of the engine cowl like it was just polished and burnished, the other is dead flat grey. Is one new and one old? Is one just been th...

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by codc10
Fri Jun 01, 2018 2:39 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United seeks to return to JFK
Replies: 184
Views: 23140

Re: United ❤️ JFK...Now

It was such a dumb move, they gave up a ton of their NY Clientele by doing this. In fact, the only other major airline in NY that doesn't serve all of the Big 3 is WN. Problem is, they can't get back in, and they probably won't be able to unless the FAA downgrades JFK from Level 3 to something else...

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by codc10
Mon May 28, 2018 2:17 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Polaris Promise Never Matched Reality
Replies: 256
Views: 34763

Re: United Polaris Promise Never Matched Reality

One thing about the AA rollout, it replaced what truly was an inferior angle J product, which persisted in service for several years after launch. It really was a quantum leap forward. For UA, it’s not nearly such a dramatic jump.

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by codc10
Sat May 26, 2018 9:08 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: New United Club @ MSY
Replies: 20
Views: 1874

Re: New United Club @ MSY

CO long had plans for a Presidents Club at MSY, but space for an airside location was an issue.

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by codc10
Sat May 19, 2018 2:27 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet Upgrade Status - 2018
Replies: 1447
Views: 187054

Re: United Fleet Upgrade Status - 2018

I saw the OS 767 being towed to the north side earlier, was wondering what happened... ouch.

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by codc10
Fri May 18, 2018 9:54 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Illuminated Tail: how and why?
Replies: 25
Views: 4574

Re: Illuminated Tail: how and why?

Here's a shot of the embedded logo lights on the horizontal stab, visible on one of the few Eastern DC-10s.

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by codc10
Fri May 18, 2018 4:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA 767's and transpac
Replies: 19
Views: 2074

Re: UA 767's and transpac

You’re talking about 1 route. How about SFO-HKG, SFO-ICN, SFO-PVG? You’re not gonna see a 767 on those kind routes. Too small of capacity is a big one. SFO-PVG and HKG are too far for a 767 plus the demand calls for a bigger plane. HKG is a 77W. Currently SFO-PVG is served 2x daily on 787-9s by UA,...

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by codc10
Fri May 18, 2018 3:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet Upgrade Status - 2018
Replies: 1447
Views: 187054

Re: United Fleet Upgrade Status - 2018

I am going to ask, even though I believe I know the answer. Is United planning on reconfiguring the other 767s that are currently in 2 class (Diamond J) into full Polaris like the old 3 class birds? When I look at the United progress chart it confuses me as it seems to just list 14 767s to be refit...

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by codc10
Fri May 18, 2018 2:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA tells FAs to stop Sloppy Grooming
Replies: 168
Views: 19406

Re: UA tells FAs to stop Sloppy Grooming

^^^ No need for this to turn into a body-shaming thread. :thumbsdown: Here is the memo article mentions that was shared with me. I actually could not agree more. As a pilot, we are held to far more stringent dress standards than the boys and girls in the back that seemingly too often make up their o...

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by codc10
Fri May 18, 2018 2:11 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA CFO Resigns
Replies: 41
Views: 10090

Re: UA CFO Resigns

flyguy84 wrote:
Too much cost cutting when in fact he’s the one who got cut. See ya.


Unclear whether it is Kirby or Levy driving the bus on United's latest cut-to-the-bone trend.

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