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by United787
Wed Jan 11, 2017 8:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA accelerates 747-400 retirement
Replies: 126
Views: 16694

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: 126
Views: 16694

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: 5716

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: 14048

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: 4131

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: 12660

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: 8621

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: 97
Views: 14227

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: 2662

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: 67
Views: 13748

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: 8621

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: 10711

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: 1900

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: 15770

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: 15770

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: 1533
Views: 87829

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: 1533
Views: 87829

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: 10730

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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by United787
Mon Dec 05, 2016 7:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UAL Technicians Ratify Joint Collective Bargaining Agreement
Replies: 10
Views: 1051

Re: UAL Technicians Ratify Joint Collective Bargaining Agreement

Congratulations to Mr. Munoz and everyone at United! Does this mean that the merger is finally complete or are there some random elements of this airline that are still operating separately?

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by United787
Thu Dec 01, 2016 9:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American rolls back secondary Cuba even more
Replies: 14
Views: 2890

Re: American rolls back secondary Cuba even more

If it was resorts, the Caribbean is littered with such resorts. The competition is stiff here. Most Americans don't think Cuba when they want to go on vacation in the Caribbean. There's Puerto Rico, Jamaica, US Virgin Islands, etc. It's going to take some time before Americans get comfortable with ...

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by United787
Wed Nov 30, 2016 7:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LAMIA RJ85 crashes in Colombia
Replies: 517
Views: 117789

Re: BREAKING: Plane missing in Colombia

Two things strike me about this thread. Firstly, that the mods haven't yet changed the title nearly 36 hours after the confirmed crash. And more than anything, the lack of posts. This is a crash with a significant loss of life but compared to the EK crash in DXB recently where there were no fatalit...

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by United787
Tue Nov 22, 2016 7:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LOT restarts Kraków-Chicago Service in July
Replies: 12
Views: 2662

Re: LOT restarts Kraków-Chicago Service in July

More great news for ORD! It seems like every Pole I know in Chicago can trace their roots back to southern Poland...

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by United787
Mon Nov 14, 2016 7:41 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Congress tries to block Boeing/Iran deal
Replies: 116
Views: 14074

Re: Congress tries to block Boeing/Iran deal

Oh no! A deal that will improve the two nations relations and give billions to the US. Oh no! Not sure where if you are from, but if anyone watched the presidential campaign, our new president is likely to find a way out of the nuclear deal that has been struck with Iran. Welcome back to the cold w...

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by United787
Mon Nov 14, 2016 7:30 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Congress tries to block Boeing/Iran deal
Replies: 116
Views: 14074

Re: Congress tries to block Boeing/Iran deal

Ironically, I think if Trump was president, he would support this deal for the simple reason, it makes good business sense. It brings billions to our working class. He has proven to do business with anyone if means making a buck. Disclaimer: I am NOT a Trump supporter (I voted for Hillary) in any w...

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by United787
Mon Nov 14, 2016 6:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Automated TSA/UA checkpoints at ORD LAX EWR
Replies: 26
Views: 4003

Re: Automated TSA/UA checkpoints at ORD LAX EWR

Will this really help in TSA-PRE ... I find the back up is usually the conveyor belt through the scanner, not the pax loading the bins.

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by United787
Fri Nov 11, 2016 9:33 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Congress tries to block Boeing/Iran deal
Replies: 116
Views: 14074

Re: Congress tries to block Boeing/Iran deal

Ironically, I think if Trump was president, he would support this deal for the simple reason, it makes good business sense. It brings billions to our working class. He has proven to do business with anyone if means making a buck. Disclaimer: I am NOT a Trump supporter (I voted for Hillary) in any wa...

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by United787
Tue Nov 08, 2016 6:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Absence of Star Alliance in the Middle East ?
Replies: 30
Views: 4245

Re: Abscense of Star Alliance in the Middle East ?

It is true. My wife is UA Platinum and is travelling around the Gulf now. Not a big deal trying to get around once you are there since they are short flights but getting to there from North America is limited especially if you want to earn premier qualifying miles towards UA status. The only option...

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by United787
Tue Nov 08, 2016 6:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Absence of Star Alliance in the Middle East ?
Replies: 30
Views: 4245

Re: Abscense of Star Alliance in the Middle East ?

It is true. My wife is UA Platinum and is travelling around the Gulf now. Not a big deal trying to get around once you are there since they are short flights but getting to there from North America is limited especially if you want to earn premier qualifying miles towards UA status. The only options...

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by United787
Tue Oct 18, 2016 1:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why are airlines flying to EBL (Erbil, Iraq)?
Replies: 16
Views: 3837

Re: Why are airlines flying to EBL (Erbil, Iraq)?

Just looked at some photos on the world wide web - I am impressed, the airport facilities are very nicer than anything in NYC ;)

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by United787
Fri Oct 14, 2016 5:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Is LGA Still Considered Worst US Airport?
Replies: 66
Views: 6332

Re: Is LGA Still Considered Worst US Airport?

Vctony wrote:
I prefer JFK for the subway / train access.


I know there are no immediate plans to add direct transit access to LGA but does anyone know if the redevelopment plans make accommodations for a future transit station?

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by United787
Fri Oct 14, 2016 4:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Is LGA Still Considered Worst US Airport?
Replies: 66
Views: 6332

Re: Is LGA Still Considered Worst US Airport?

Yes, LGA is still a dump. Granted, most of my experience is with the UA A gates in Terminal B. But you know it is bad if you can touch the ceiling...which I can and I am only 6' tall. I flew in and out of LGA this past weekend and was happy to see construction happening adjacent to the UA gates. Of ...

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by United787
Thu Oct 06, 2016 6:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Excellent (and first) Interview w/ Oscar Munoz + Keith Williams
Replies: 1
Views: 671

Re: Excellent (and first) Interview w/ Oscar Munoz + Keith Williams

Great find and good interview. Nice to put more of a face and voice with the name we have been talking about for the past year! Things appears to be on the up and up at UA, congratulations!

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by United787
Fri Sep 30, 2016 6:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: ORD to add 9 gates to T5; reconfigure terminal core
Replies: 60
Views: 12456

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

The agreement for the final runway 9C/27C was announced in January of this year. Has construction started on this runway? Is the closing of 14L/32R a prelude to that construction?

Also, is the extension of 9R/27L also funded as part of that agreement?

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by United787
Fri Sep 30, 2016 2:55 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Extends Lease at IAD
Replies: 32
Views: 4664

Re: United Extends Lease at IAD

IAD isn't going anywhere. UA doesn't have another east coast hub that can absorb that traffic. EWR is essentially at capacity and will never be expanding so the growth on the east coast will have to come from IAD. Washington/Baltimore is the 4th largest metro area in the country with a lot of wealth...

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by United787
Fri Sep 30, 2016 2:46 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Turkish Announces Havana and Caracas
Replies: 62
Views: 9999

Re: Turkish Announces Havana and Caracas

keitherson wrote:
Why don't they start service to Pyongyang while they're at it?


That isn't too far off. Erdogan is increasingly pushing Turkey down a slippery slope. It is sad because Turkey was a success story in a region that could use a model. I traveled there in 2009 and loved it - I wouldn't go back now.

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by United787
Thu Sep 29, 2016 3:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 787 Production/Delivery Thread - Part 43
Replies: 1533
Views: 87829

Re: 787 Production/Delivery Thread - Part 48

KarelXWB wrote:
LN 528, the first 787-10, is being prepared for FAL entry.


But this won't actually start final assembly until December, correct?

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by United787
Thu Sep 29, 2016 3:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 787 Production/Delivery Thread - Part 43
Replies: 1533
Views: 87829

Re: 787 Production/Delivery Thread - Part 48

NG263 wrote:
LN15 is back from painting in Victorville


Looks great, love it.

Nice to see the progress with the terrible teens. 4 gone since May with this one being #5! Hard to believe this one originally rolled out 6.5 years ago...

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by United787
Thu Sep 29, 2016 2:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumor: American Airlines to launch ORD-ICN
Replies: 30
Views: 4312

Re: American Airlines to launch ORD-ICN

Sightseer wrote:
There is no need for UA to do anything involving KE, since fellow Star partner OZ already flies the route.


I agree, UA has no reason to partner with KE, but why are OZ and UA not even codesharing on this route? Could UA left it out of the codeshare agreement because they wanted to start it?

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by United787
Thu Sep 29, 2016 2:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Heathrow - 4th Crosswind runway next?
Replies: 20
Views: 4493

Re: Heathrow - 4th Crosswind runway next

uta999 wrote:
Set cat among the pigeons. GO!


Cat? More like a Lion.

I wouldn't start the fat lady singing on the 3rd runway yet, at least until construction starts...

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by United787
Thu Sep 29, 2016 1:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumor: American Airlines to launch ORD-ICN
Replies: 30
Views: 4312

Re: American Airlines to launch ORD-ICN

I am pleasantly surprised to see AA go outside of their comfort zone on this, nice going AA. ORD-ICN should be a huge market and the OneWorld O&D out of Chicago should be significant. Add in all of AA's connections at ORD and I think they could make this work with a 787. I was always surprised t...

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by United787
Wed Sep 28, 2016 2:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JIT convinced to have Irrefutable proof that MH17 was downed by BUK Missile in rebel controlled location
Replies: 223
Views: 13454

Re: Irrefutable proof: MH17 was downed by BUK Missile in rebel controlled location

Unfortunately, I don't think anything will come of this. RIP to the innocent souls that were murdered by a bunch of street thugs supported by a regime controlled by a thug.

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by United787
Mon Sep 26, 2016 10:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: CX Retire Pax 744's This Week
Replies: 37
Views: 7742

Re: CX Retire Pax 744's This Week

37 years with the 747. The 747 seemed to be made for airlines like Cathay Pacific. Sad to see it go from their fleet, would have been nice (and seemed a natural fit) to see the 748i flying with CX, the 748F is the next best thing.

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by United787
Tue Sep 20, 2016 4:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: ORD to add 9 gates to T5; reconfigure terminal core
Replies: 60
Views: 12456

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

Anxious to see what they are planning. I still haven't seen any plans or renderings of the proposed expansion of T1L and T5 yet it appears as though construction is imminent and maybe even begun on T5. Yet they are still master planning the entire terminal core which may or may not include these exp...

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by United787
Mon Sep 19, 2016 7:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: World's largest airport as measured by number of jet bridges
Replies: 49
Views: 11339

Re: World's largest airport as measured by number of jet bridges

Tally to date:

ATL 193
ORD 184
DFW 166
IAH 134
DTW 129
LAX 122
PEK 120
JFK 118
EWR 111
AMS 104
DEN 103

*only counting airports over 100

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by United787
Mon Sep 19, 2016 5:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: World's largest airport as measured by number of jet bridges
Replies: 49
Views: 11339

Re: World's largest airport as measured by number of jet bridges

727LOVER wrote:
So the REAL total = 166


Which airport are you counting?

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by United787
Mon Sep 19, 2016 5:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: World's largest airport as measured by number of jet bridges
Replies: 49
Views: 11339

Re: World's largest airport as measured by number of jet bridges

ORD: T1: 50 T2: 41 T3: 72 T5: 21 (Could be less with more larger aircraft) Total: 184 Note: I counted the aircraft spots that can be accessed to the terminal with a jet bridge. As airbazar noted, some spots have two bridges for one plane going to one gate, I counted those as 1. Also, some gates have...

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by United787
Fri Sep 09, 2016 6:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 767 Fleet/Subfleet Activity (2016)
Replies: 139
Views: 12906

Re: 767 Deliveries/Retirement Q2 Update

Lastly. threshold. LN 400 (1991/92 built frames) looks like where the line is currently drawn between scrap and second hand sale. Very few pre-1992 frames are seeing any second life. What is the plan for UA's large 763 fleet? They have 21 older 763s that are the same age as the ones being scrapped:...

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by United787
Thu Sep 08, 2016 6:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA new routes and cancellations announced
Replies: 107
Views: 24734

Re: AA new routes and cancellations announced

ORD - BCN That is exciting... I am guessing this is the first time these cities have been connected? Nice to see AA explore outside the box from ORD. That said, I would imagine there are enough One World loyalists in Barcelona that would provide significant feed from that end also? Does Iberia have...

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by United787
Thu Sep 01, 2016 7:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airport Food Options: Getting too High-End, too Expensive
Replies: 61
Views: 6866

Re: Airport Food Options: Getting too High-End, too Expensive

As someone who absolutely depends on quality airport food for daily sustenance - THIS IS A VERY WELCOME CHANGE! :) Living on crappy cheeseburgers and stale turkey sandwiches went on for far too long. Airport pricing is exorbitant as are hotels - but we have no other choice. I agree! I am happy that...

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by United787
Tue Aug 30, 2016 5:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United names Scott Kirby president
Replies: 80
Views: 10902

Re: United names Scott Kirby president

http://onemileatatime.boardingarea.com/ ... een-party/
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jmc1975 wrote:
Looks like Halloween 2016 at UA Headquarters is going to be a DRAG! :O


I was trying to figure out what you were talking about... but Google helped me figure it out... wow:

http://onemileatatime.boardingarea.com/ ... een-party/

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