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by United787
Thu Mar 23, 2017 6:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 787 P2P marketing claims
Replies: 73
Views: 4287

Re: Boeing 787 P2P marketing claims

Another way to look at this is the 787 has reduced the amount of double connections, especially over the Pacific, hard to argue. Someone that was flying AUS-SIN might have flown AUS-SFO-NRT-SIN. But now they can do AUS-SFO-SIN. That has eliminated the connection in one of the hubs, NRT, thereby cont...

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by United787
Thu Mar 16, 2017 6:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: U.S. Airports and Cost Per Enplanement; Comparisons? List?
Replies: 56
Views: 3445

Re: U.S. Airports and Cost Per Enplanement; Comparisons? List?

With the new runway construction at ORD, CPE is projected to rise significantly. I'd like to see the 2017 figure and the projections for 2018 through 2020. Shouldn't the 2015 CPE already include the three new runways? 9L/27R, 10C/28C & 10R/28L were already complete or nearing completion at that...

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by United787
Tue Mar 14, 2017 6:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA Expansion of ORD Concourse L
Replies: 4
Views: 1146

Re: AA Expansion of ORD Concourse L

sircygnus, what is the image you posted? It didn't work...

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by United787
Mon Mar 13, 2017 2:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA Expansion of ORD Concourse L
Replies: 4
Views: 1146

Re: AA Expansion of ORD Concourse L

viewtopic.php?f=3&t=1337937&start=50

Construction permits were reportedly issued in January yet still nothing, not even a basic plan.
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I asked this same question the other day in this older thread.

viewtopic.php?f=3&t=1337937&start=50

Construction permits were reportedly issued in January yet still nothing, not even a basic plan.

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by United787
Fri Mar 10, 2017 8:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA to set up $100mil Maintenance Center at GRU
Replies: 77
Views: 9497

Re: AA to set up $100mil Maintenance Center at GRU

This makes sense with their planes sitting down there already. Surprised that no US airlines did this earlier.

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by United787
Fri Mar 10, 2017 5:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: ORD to add 9 gates to T5; reconfigure terminal core
Replies: 64
Views: 13546

Re: ORD to add 9 gates to T5; reconfigure terminal core

http://chicago.curbed.com/2017/1/20/143 ... ction-news

But no plans issued to the public? Bizarre...even suspicious.
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Yes, but not T3L, according to this article, construction permits have already been issued.

http://chicago.curbed.com/2017/1/20/143 ... ction-news

But no plans issued to the public? Bizarre...even suspicious.

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by United787
Fri Mar 10, 2017 5:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: ORD to add 9 gates to T5; reconfigure terminal core
Replies: 64
Views: 13546

Re: ORD to add 9 gates to T5; reconfigure terminal core

Chicago Dept. of Aviation has been quiet on the plans for the terminal core. Has anyone heard anything? We could use an update... T5 Expansion - Adding 9 gates. Announced 3 months ago. T5 A380 Gate. T3 - Concourse L Expansion - AA adding 5 Gates - Announced 11 months ago. Have we seen any specific a...

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by United787
Fri Mar 10, 2017 4:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA announces new ORD routes, other network adjustments
Replies: 77
Views: 12353

Re: AA announces new ORD routes, other network adjustments

Since ORD finished their runway reconfiguration it is not bad anymore congeston-wise... The congestion has moved from the runways to the gates. There is a severe gate shortage that forces planes to sit on taxiways and in penalty boxes waiting for an open gate, delays of 30-45 minutes is not uncommo...

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by United787
Wed Mar 08, 2017 7:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Chicago O'Hare Summer 2017 Int'l Schedule
Replies: 50
Views: 6895

Re: Chicago O'Hare Summer 2017 Int'l Schedule

jbs2886 wrote:
Is there an operational reason Emirates (or anyone really) isn't operating an A380 to ORD?


I believe it was because there wasn't any A380 ready gates... there is now or soon will be.

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by United787
Wed Mar 08, 2017 4:39 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Chicago O'Hare Summer 2017 Int'l Schedule
Replies: 50
Views: 6895

Re: Chicago O'Hare Summer 2017 Int'l Schedule

With AV announcing BOS-BOG today, it means that ORD may be more of a possibility now. Wow, if they can make BOS work, I would think ORD should be able to work. Chicago's metro area is double that of Boston and ORD has a huge amount of connection opportunities on UA. Chicago is only 100 miles further.

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by United787
Tue Mar 07, 2017 9:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airlines interested in Boeing MOM concept.
Replies: 530
Views: 51214

Re: Airlines interested in Boeing MOM concept.

I love the 787 and I believe it meets a lot of the demands for the existing/former 763, A332/3, 772 markets and also created a new market... but it doesn't it leaves a large market unfilled... most of the US-EU 763 market... plus the 757 transatlantic market... looking forward to seeing what Boeing ...

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by United787
Tue Mar 07, 2017 4:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Chicago O'Hare Summer 2017 Int'l Schedule
Replies: 50
Views: 6895

Re: Chicago O'Hare Summer 2017 Int'l Schedule

Thanks for compiling this. Its good to see AA stepping it up in Chicago with the 787. Makes me want to switch to AA from UA! Why can't UA show ORD any 787Love? Great post. I'm surprised by the minimal Chinese carrier presence (less than daily on China Eastern and Hainan!) and the lack of South Amer...

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by United787
Fri Mar 03, 2017 8:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: So What Is The Demand Between MEX-Tokyo to demand 2 carriers?
Replies: 52
Views: 6158

Re: So What Is The Demand Between MEX-Tokyo to demand 2 carriers?

Have you put some thinking in your post? What criteria do you use for ranking a city? Let us start with akin to Brussels. I would rank the importance of Brussels quite a bit above Chicago for example. Brussels is a capital city, the headquarters of the EU and the headquarters of many international ...

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by United787
Thu Mar 02, 2017 2:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Homeless taking over Atlanta's airport
Replies: 35
Views: 10311

Re: Homeless taking over Atlanta's airport

Paris is, however, is the worst I've experienced anywhere on this planet. This is something I've never really understood about France - they have such a welfare-state way of thinking, yet there is a *huge* subculture of "no papers" guys living rough over there. I'm quite a socialist guy m...

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by United787
Thu Mar 02, 2017 2:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Homeless taking over Atlanta's airport
Replies: 35
Views: 10311

Re: Homeless taking over Atlanta's airport

AVLAirlineFreq wrote:
This has been an issue at ORD for a while.


Really? Where? I have never seen a single obviously homeless person at ORD. Not near the blue line station or anywhere. Chicago has it's fair share of homeless but I haven't seen them around ORD.

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by United787
Thu Mar 02, 2017 3:37 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: EMB190 Lands On St. Helena
Replies: 111
Views: 23344

Re: EMB190 Lands On St. Helena

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ByJPKGvEvpY


Great video, thank you for sharing. I have now gone from very curious to ready to book a flight, if I could!
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Nean1 wrote:
Has anyone seen this movie? It's a must see! Most people would probably be curious to see the island.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ByJPKGvEvpY


Great video, thank you for sharing. I have now gone from very curious to ready to book a flight, if I could!

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by United787
Thu Feb 23, 2017 6:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 787 Production/Delivery Thread - Part 43
Replies: 1696
Views: 124774

Re: 787 Production/Delivery Thread - Part 43

I completely missed the 787-10 rollout :( This news warranted it's own thread! Congrats to Boeing, looks great. Although I prefer the look of the A350 when on the ground. Since the 787 sits lower to the ground, it looks more like a 737 to me. I think that is part of the beauty of the 757, it sits up...

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by United787
Tue Feb 14, 2017 5:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why is IAD struggling?
Replies: 144
Views: 17031

Re: Why is IAD struggling?

IAD has yet to see it's best days, they are coming. Just like JFK saw it's rebirth, so will IAD. DCA has limited growth potential and the metro region will continue to grow in the direction of IAD. The Silver Line will surely help...although it won't be the cure. The biggest mistake, IMHO, was not r...

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by United787
Tue Feb 14, 2017 2:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Group Files Complaint About American Airlines’ Allergy Pre-Boarding Policy
Replies: 64
Views: 10915

Re: Group Files Complaint About American Airlines’ Allergy Pre-Boarding Policy

I still stand by what I said and that is the minority should never negatively impact the majority. Face mask and gloves or don't fly. It's getting all too common now. Perhaps better parenting would reduce the prevalence. I went to a major chain restaurant and all of the pastas were gluten free. I a...

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by United787
Mon Feb 13, 2017 10:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Group Files Complaint About American Airlines’ Allergy Pre-Boarding Policy
Replies: 64
Views: 10915

Re: Group Files Complaint About American Airlines’ Allergy Pre-Boarding Policy

I sympathise but allergies these days are a badge of honour to some people. In all my years of flying people with severe nut allergies, NOT ONE has ever worn a surgical mask or worn gloves. If it was so deadly that a particle of peanut could cause a reaction, I'd make sure I took ALL precautions. O...

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by United787
Mon Feb 13, 2017 3:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Uniformless UA Pilot Removed From Flight After Bizarre Rant
Replies: 87
Views: 13652

Re: Uniformless UA Pilot Removed From Flight After Bizarre Rant

Everyone seems to be making this a black or white issue. I have a lot of empathy for this woman as she obviously has some serious issues, either situational with her divorce or maybe mental illness. Plus, when you think of all she is done to get as far as she has as a pilot and she may have just thr...

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by United787
Thu Feb 09, 2017 7:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Canada reveals new corporate livery
Replies: 504
Views: 49269

Re: Air Canada reveals new corporate livery

Well that is a disappointment :( I love the toothpaste livery, unique and beautiful.

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by United787
Wed Feb 08, 2017 7:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Flights Grounded Nationwide due to Computer Issues
Replies: 50
Views: 8498

Re: United Flights Grounded Nationwide due to Computer Issues

I think US airlines need to make a significant long term investment in their IT systems... Oscar spoke about it only two-weeks ago. Easier said then done. United CEO: There’s No Quick Fix for Airline IT Systems https://skift.com/2017/01/30/united-ceo-theres-no-quick-fix-for-airline-it-systems/ Some...

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by United787
Wed Feb 08, 2017 5:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Flights Grounded Nationwide due to Computer Issues
Replies: 50
Views: 8498

Re: United Flights Grounded Nationwide due to Computer Issues

I think US airlines need to make a significant long term investment in their IT systems...

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by United787
Tue Feb 07, 2017 7:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What Might A New ATL Terminal Complex Look Like?
Replies: 15
Views: 2449

Re: What Might A New ATL Terminal Complex Look Like?

Are there any plans to replace any of the other terminals? From what I understand, the terminals are fairly tight. If so, how would they replace them without losing the two way aircraft ramp?

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by United787
Fri Feb 03, 2017 10:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Pax denied boarding for showing too much cleavage or was for being intoxicated...
Replies: 42
Views: 7684

Re: Pax denied boarding for showing too much cleavage or was for being intoxicated...

I had a guy a few weeks back wave me down to tell me he had left his cell phone in the airport. We were taxiing for takeoff. He was very upset and very animated. It was only at that point that I smelled liquor on his breath. I coordinated with the cockpit. They called the agent and like a team we t...

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by United787
Thu Feb 02, 2017 7:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Avianca to align with United?
Replies: 73
Views: 9557

Re: Avianca to align with United?

LAXdude1023 wrote:
I go by the census. You can use the information below. The estimates are from 2015. Ill throw in the other UA hubs as a comparison:


Thank you!

Are these numbers just for the Cities listed or the Metro Areas?

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by United787
Thu Feb 02, 2017 2:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Avianca to align with United?
Replies: 73
Views: 9557

Re: Avianca to align with United?

Chicago has very few South American residents for a city its size. Other than a fair number of Ecuadorians, there isnt much up there that will justify service based on community. I would be curious to see data that reflects that. You may be right but not that my own personal experience counts, I kn...

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by United787
Wed Feb 01, 2017 6:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Avianca to align with United?
Replies: 73
Views: 9557

Re: Avianca to align with United?

I hope this means either UA or AV will start ORD-BOG. Or maybe even ORD-LIM!

Surprised AV doesn't fly BOG-IAH. They aren't revenue sharing and I would think this route would warrant AV and UA both flying that route.

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by United787
Tue Jan 24, 2017 3:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Papeete airport closed - taxiways / apron underwater
Replies: 24
Views: 8599

Re: Papeete airport closed - taxiways / apron underwater

http://www.cookislandsnews.com/national ... ok-islands


Wouldn't BOB be a closer alternate to divert to? Or isn't the runway long enough anymore?
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Mortyman wrote:
An Airfrance 777 had to divert to Rarotonga, Cook Islands:

http://www.cookislandsnews.com/national ... ok-islands


Wouldn't BOB be a closer alternate to divert to? Or isn't the runway long enough anymore?

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by United787
Tue Jan 24, 2017 2:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BER opening postponed for the 4th time
Replies: 103
Views: 16018

Re: BER opening postponed for the 4th time

People seem to forget that Berlin was entirely re-built since WWII and huge parts of the centre we re-built since reunification, a feat no US city has ever had to undertake and for the most part it was completed and is hugely successful, so in perspective BER is a small undertaking. Give Germany so...

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by United787
Tue Jan 24, 2017 2:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BER opening postponed for the 4th time
Replies: 103
Views: 16018

Re: BER opening postponed for the 4th time

Reminds me a bit of the debacle involved in opening Denver International Airport over a decade ago. DIA was delayed 3 to 4 times (total delay about a year) due to an automated baggage handling system that they never did get to work. But the DIA delay was due primarily to just one system and if it w...

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by United787
Wed Jan 11, 2017 8:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA accelerates 747-400 retirement
Replies: 138
Views: 20530

Re: UA accelerates 747-400 retirement

Looks like there is a United 747-400 inbound to ORD right now. It is not a regularly scheduled flight but might really be the last -400 at ORD. Its N116UA so based on the info above will certainly be the last ORD flight for that frame. https://www.flightradar24.com/UAL2100/c237421 Over Minnesota no...

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by United787
Wed Jan 11, 2017 4:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA accelerates 747-400 retirement
Replies: 138
Views: 20530

Re: UA accelerates 747-400 retirement

Sad to see that UA will no longer be flying the Queen of the skies.

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by United787
Fri Jan 06, 2017 6:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Smisek today
Replies: 27
Views: 5861

Re: Smisek today

Boeing778X wrote:
Hopefully, Smisek will fade into obscurity and never touch an airline ever again.

He destroyed a great airline and made a bad airline worse :(


I wouldn't call CO bad, infact I thought they were pretty good.

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by United787
Thu Jan 05, 2017 7:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Second hand Dreamliners...
Replies: 63
Views: 14344

Re: Second hand Dreamliners...

Has any 787 been sold or released to another airline since it left Boeing?

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by United787
Thu Jan 05, 2017 7:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Lufthansa ends Tokyo Narita service in Jan 2017
Replies: 12
Views: 4229

Re: Lufthansa ends Tokyo Narita service in Jan 2017

Wow, that is shocking. I assume they fly to HND already?

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by United787
Thu Jan 05, 2017 4:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 2 sisters kicked off Allegiant flight prevented from seeing dying father
Replies: 104
Views: 13085

Re: 2 sisters kicked off Allegiant flight prevented from seeing dying father

I think some flight attendants could definitely learn some better methods of communicating with their passengers BUT, the flying public needs to learn that if flight attendant tells you to sit down, you sit down.

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by United787
Wed Jan 04, 2017 8:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: ORD 2017 and beyond
Replies: 86
Views: 8931

Re: ORD 2017 and beyond

kordcj wrote:
Anyone around to notice UA 747s have left the building? Yesterday UA881 was the last scheduled flight operated by a 747. :(


No formal ceremony? They supposedly had their last flight once before, didn't they. And then they came back. Maybe they will return again :(

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by United787
Wed Jan 04, 2017 7:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Gov Cuomo Proposed JFK Redesign
Replies: 98
Views: 15096

Re: Gov Cuomo Proposed JFK Redesign

This all looks great but it seems like this would have been a good idea a long time ago. The whole terminal complex is such a hodge podge and extremely inefficient. I haven't been to JFK for years but it seems like it would be wasteful to just replace T1 (built in 1998), T4 (built in 2001) and T8 (b...

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by United787
Wed Jan 04, 2017 6:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Passenger sits on floor during flight
Replies: 6
Views: 2713

Re: passenger sits on floor during flight

I had no idea that it was legal to put a customer in a crew seat... Those seats look horribly uncomfortable but at least the crew doesn't have sit in them the whole flight...

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by United787
Tue Jan 03, 2017 10:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Cessna Citation Missing After Departing Cleveland Lakefront
Replies: 68
Views: 14875

Re: Cessna Citation Missing After Departing Cleveland Lakefront

Have they still not found the plane? So sad to see a whole family wiped out. RIP

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by United787
Tue Jan 03, 2017 7:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: ORD 2017 and beyond
Replies: 86
Views: 8931

Re: ORD 2017 Thread

Who is the largest at ORD? AA or UA in terms of passengers flown. Thanks in advance for the answere. Last time I checked, AA had more daily departures. I don't have the numbers off hand but I believe UA is larger for both metrics at ORD, aircraft movements and passengers. I love ORD as my home airp...

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by United787
Fri Dec 23, 2016 7:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA ORD plans and focus on domestic business
Replies: 61
Views: 10996

Re: UA ORD plans

Hoping will here about the rumored/assumed UA concourse expansion at ORD... without it, UA will at ORD will remain essentially flat.

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by United787
Thu Dec 22, 2016 10:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airlines with most trans Pacific flights?
Replies: 5
Views: 1937

Re: Airlines with most trans Pacific flights?

What about NH (ANA) and JL?

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by United787
Fri Dec 16, 2016 8:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: First United 777-300ER Routes Announced
Replies: 59
Views: 16273

Re: First United 777-300ER Routes Announced

fun2fly wrote:
Seat Map is also out on UA.com


I am disappointed that the E+ isn't 3-3-3 :( I am not expecting (nor do I think they need) a full premium economy - but a slightly wider seat over E would be logical.

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by United787
Fri Dec 16, 2016 8:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: First United 777-300ER Routes Announced
Replies: 59
Views: 16273

Re: First United 777-300ER Routes Announced

Matt6461 wrote:
Any chance of seeing these from Chicago?


Probably not. ORD gets no love. No 767-400s - No 777-300ERs - No 787-8s - No 787-9s... :(

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by United787
Fri Dec 16, 2016 5:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 787 Production/Delivery Thread - Part 43
Replies: 1696
Views: 124774

Re: 787 Production/Delivery Thread - Part 48

Other question: Can the new painting facility in Charleston fit two 787's at the same time? Must be, because otherwise they would have to send some of them to Victorville & Co. for painting? As per the article, yes, it has two bays! Congrats to Boeing and Charleston. I think it is exciting to s...

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by United787
Thu Dec 08, 2016 7:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 787 Production/Delivery Thread - Part 43
Replies: 1696
Views: 124774

Re: 787 Production/Delivery Thread - Part 48

A little bit like Soul Plane I could imagine!

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by United787
Wed Dec 07, 2016 4:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Where is the new UAL 773
Replies: 59
Views: 10959

Re: Where is the new UAL 773

I am very excited to see one of these in person! In addition to Chapter 11, I think the bigger reason UA didn't take a 77W earlier is that it didn't need it. UA already had a large 744 fleet that wasn't near retirement, yet, and a large 772 fleet. The 744 was already too much for them. The 77W is a ...

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