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by United787
Wed May 17, 2017 10:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA Expansion of ORD Concourse L
Replies: 17
Views: 3550

Re: AA Expansion of ORD Concourse L

THANK YOU kngkyle!!! So the diagram on Curbed was wrong because that diagram shows the concourse wrapping around the HVAC buildings with the gates facing south and east. From the above rendering and photo, the concourse runs only east/west and the gates face south, tucked in pretty efficiently. The ...

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by United787
Wed May 17, 2017 9:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Will Qantas ever serve ORD
Replies: 41
Views: 6192

Re: Will Qantas ever serve ORD

ORD-SYD would be 683 nm further than SFO-SIN... is that even possible on the 789?

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by United787
Wed May 17, 2017 6:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA Expansion of ORD Concourse L
Replies: 17
Views: 3550

Re: AA Expansion of ORD Concourse L

Don't need to see construction drawings, but some design drawings would be nice. Some basic renderings in plan view and/or 3D. I am sure they exist. Also, even if the project is privately financed, it is still on public property. I have worked on such projects in the city and you better believe the ...

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by United787
Wed May 17, 2017 5:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA Expansion of ORD Concourse L
Replies: 17
Views: 3550

Re: AA Expansion of ORD Concourse L

There will be a walkway from the Current L concourse North to the HVAC building, where the walkway will turn east. The gates will require the demolition of a building and the relocation of outdoor parking for snow removal equipment. Simply put the gates will between the HVAC building and the Alpha ...

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by United787
Mon May 08, 2017 4:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Etihad names interim CEO
Replies: 4
Views: 1739

Re: EY taps Gammell as Interim CEO as Hogan set to retire in July

There has been much discussion on this forum of the ME3 vs. EU carriers but someone should thank Mr. Hogan for the enormous amount of cash that EY pumped into the EU through Alitalia and Air Berlin ;)

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by United787
Wed May 03, 2017 7:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Runway at small airfield torn up as jet takes off (video)
Replies: 22
Views: 6525

Re: Runway at small airfield torn up as jet takes off (video)

LittleFokker wrote:
Is that Richard Daley's private plane?


You win the a-net today!

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by United787
Wed May 03, 2017 6:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA to relaunch EWR-EZE
Replies: 42
Views: 7975

Re: UA to relaunch EWR-EZE

Great news! Hopefully this a another sign that conditions in Argentina are improving...

Hope to see ORD-BOG soon...

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by United787
Wed May 03, 2017 3:35 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alitalia Files For Bankruptcy
Replies: 261
Views: 53080

Re: Alitalia Files For Bankruptcy

So what happens now, does anyone know. Could we see a shutdown soon? If so, do you think AA or UA would add an additional seasonal flight from ORD. How about MIA, JFK, LAX and BOS? AA and DL have some real opportunities to fill a void... but do they have the slack in their fleet?

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by United787
Thu Apr 27, 2017 7:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United outlines changes to make flying "friendly" again
Replies: 99
Views: 8238

Re: United outlines changes to make flying "friendly" again

In related news, UA has already settled with the Dr. Looks like everyone wants to put this behind them and quick. I am guessing that UA issuing a statement of these changes was part of the agreement... http://www.chicagotribune.com/business/ct-united-passenger-dragging-settlement-0428-biz-20170427-s...

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by United787
Tue Apr 25, 2017 7:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Sairenade--Kenny G Sets The Flight To Music On DL TPA-LAX
Replies: 9
Views: 822

Re: Sairenade--Kenny G Sets The Flight To Music On DL TPA-LAX

Just watched the video... thank god I wasn't subjected to that...not only for the music but because it was soooooooooo AWKWARD ... OMG...

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by United787
Tue Apr 25, 2017 2:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airports in desperate need of more gates
Replies: 102
Views: 13519

Re: Airports in desperate need of more gates

I only know mostly about ORD, and I can see it happening.. there is a 9 gate T5 (international) expansion going on, as well as a T3 AA 5 gate expansion. There were talks of a T2 redevelopment, and adding more concourses, but more details on that by the end of the year I think. I thought the T5 expa...

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by United787
Wed Apr 12, 2017 6:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA drops NRT-ICN; move 3 737 back to Mainland from Guam
Replies: 59
Views: 13105

Re: UA drops NRT-ICN; move 3 737 back to Mainland from Guam

commavia wrote:
* The second, from 1992, shows the Asia network both expanding and evolving as it's integrated more broadly into United's otherwise-also-growing global network


I didn't realize that UA once flew ORD-ICN... how long did that last?

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by United787
Wed Apr 12, 2017 6:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA Closes IAH 787 Base, Opens IAD
Replies: 17
Views: 5481

Re: UA Closes IAH 787 Base, Opens IAD

Great news for IAD. Would love to see ORD get some 787 flights.

Does anyone have a list of all the UA 787 routes?

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by United787
Tue Apr 11, 2017 7:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Another United gaffe - forces doctor off plane
Replies: 2122
Views: 112612

Re: Another United gaffe - forces doctor off plane

https://hub.united.com/united-express-3411-statement-oscar-munoz-2355968629.html Where was this urgency from the beginning? Dear Team, The truly horrific event that occurred on this flight has elicited many responses from all of us: outrage, anger, disappointment. I share all of those sentiments, a...

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by United787
Tue Apr 11, 2017 6:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Another United gaffe - forces doctor off plane
Replies: 2122
Views: 112612

Re: Another United gaffe - forces doctor off plane

For those of you that think that is a one off incident that will be forgotten as soon as the next news cycle hits are wrong IMHO. Not only is one of the most serious and appalling mistakes made by an airline, their reaction to it is even more appalling and disgusting. Everyone is talking about this ...

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by United787
Tue Apr 11, 2017 6:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Another United gaffe - forces doctor off plane
Replies: 2122
Views: 112612

Re: Another United gaffe - forces doctor off plane

It's not that complicated. I believe that generally, people have a very large capacity to recognize the difference between fair and unfair. And generally, people have a very low tolerance for douchebagerry. If the old man had truly been some sort of douchebag on the flight there wouldn't be this le...

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by United787
Mon Apr 10, 2017 5:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Another United gaffe - forces doctor off plane
Replies: 2122
Views: 112612

Re: Another United gaffe - forces doctor off plane

I think a lot of people on A-Net today can't distinguish between this event and the recent trend of events caused by distributive/abusive passengers. These are two different types of events born of very different circumstances. United treated this event as though this passenger was one of those peop...

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by United787
Mon Apr 10, 2017 2:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Another United gaffe - forces doctor off plane
Replies: 2122
Views: 112612

Re: Another United gaffe - forces doctor off plane

I am a United fan but this is disgusting. This is a failure on so many levels and the buck stops at UA. I am also disappointed the UA hasn't provided more information from their end... they need to get a handle on this story ASAP. And for everyone that excuses this as normal collateral damage when s...

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by United787
Wed Apr 05, 2017 8:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA drops NRT-ICN; move 3 737 back to Mainland from Guam
Replies: 59
Views: 13105

Re: UA drops NRT-ICN; move 3 737 back to Mainland from Guam

Could this mean that UA will be starting ORD-ICN or EWR-ICN?

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by United787
Mon Apr 03, 2017 6:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: OAG Changes 4/2/2017: AA Cuts JFK-SJU, HPN-MIA; AM Cuts IAH-MTY?; NK Cuts BWI-RSW
Replies: 89
Views: 12199

Re: OAG Changes 4/2/2017: AA Cuts JFK-SJU, HPN-MIA; AM Cuts IAH-MTY?; NK Cuts BWI-RSW

Again, I don't think we have really seen an alternate succeed like FLL has since deregulation in the U.S. What MDW, it came back from the dead and has been maxed out for years? The UA and AA adds are simply in response to DL. The yields on the route are going to tank and if AS is smart - and they a...

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by United787
Wed Mar 29, 2017 7:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Madeira Airport FNC/LPMA - Name Chance - Cristiano Ronaldo
Replies: 24
Views: 2388

Re: Madeira Airport FNC/LPMA - Name Chance - Cristiano Ronaldo

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/football/2017/03/29/cristiano-ronaldo-unveils-horrifying-bronze-bust-madeira-airport/ OMG how ridiculous is that? Even he doesn't seem too thrilled. Would you be thrilled if that statue created in your image looked like that. My 6 year old daughter could have done better....

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by United787
Wed Mar 29, 2017 2:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Branson claims AS must pay Virgin licensing fee 'til 2040
Replies: 112
Views: 15029

Re: Branson claims AS must pay Virgin licensing fee 'til 2040

IPFreely wrote:
Slug71 wrote:
I think it's just Virgin Hotels and Virgin Records other than this now.


Virgin Hotels should probably be known as Virgin Hotel, since it's a chain of one property.


In a city (my own) that Virgin Atlantic can't ever make work...

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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: 4542

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: 3783

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: 17
Views: 3550

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: 17
Views: 3550

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: 9901

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: 13903

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: 13903

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: 12635

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: 7231

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: 7231

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: 596
Views: 61941

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: 7231

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: 6298

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: 10428

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: 10428

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: 115
Views: 25944

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: 1769
Views: 155835

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: 17427

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: 11118

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: 11118

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: 14538

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: 568
Views: 65410

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: 8585

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: 8585

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: 2500

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: 7812

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: 77
Views: 10799

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: 77
Views: 10799

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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