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by cosyr
Sat May 19, 2018 1:58 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet Upgrade Status - 2018
Replies: 993
Views: 129653

Re: United Fleet Upgrade Status - 2018

Anyone know what happened at EWR today? I heard about an incident with an OS plane, and that flight was cancelled, but I don't even know what type of plane UA had involved. Wing struck OS? or the other way around?

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by cosyr
Fri May 18, 2018 1:43 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Airline livery you miss the most
Replies: 134
Views: 6367

Re: Airline livery you miss the most

1: Delta 80's widget with the black nose, particularly on the 727 2: Northwest Bowling Shoe 3: TWA's final livery with the Navy, red and gold, that was elegant and luxurious, like an expensive hotel 4: USAir, Blue and Red on the polished metal fuselage. The mid 90's saw all of these at the same time...

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by cosyr
Sat May 12, 2018 5:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA East Coast network changes
Replies: 90
Views: 13947

Re: UA East Coast network changes

Here's my question. Will they increase service levels from IAD and will they put in a Polaris lounge? Sure they will, as soon as the build the new C/D concourse, so it should be open by 2035 :lol: . I joke, but once the first class is removed from all 763's and 772's, they will probably convert the...

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by cosyr
Sat May 12, 2018 2:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA East Coast network changes
Replies: 90
Views: 13947

Re: Rumor: UA cutting EWR-BDL/BWI/DSM and while expanding domestic service

I always thought this type of move made sense. IAD fills both the role it previously did and CLE once did for domestic connections. At the same time, they will address some of the strain on EWR, and hopefully address the terrible on time performance of EWR. I also wonder if part of the reason for fe...

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by cosyr
Thu May 10, 2018 1:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet Upgrade Status - 2018
Replies: 993
Views: 129653

Re: United Fleet Upgrade Status - 2018

With the WB order coming up, has anyone heard any rumors about the timeframe for 763 retirement? Many are still less than 20. My guess is that UA doesn't actually mean for these to replace 763's, but really swap routes. Put new 787 or A330 on 763 routes and then move the 763's to more 752 routes. T...

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by cosyr
Wed May 09, 2018 5:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet Upgrade Status - 2018
Replies: 993
Views: 129653

Re: United Fleet Upgrade Status - 2018

I really don't get the MOM concept. If you ask me a widebody needs fly TATL, which means cargo capacity, which means LD3s, which allows Polaris to fit with 4 sets across (787/777). That seems a lot like the 788 or pulled 783. How much cheaper would the 783 be to purchase and operate? The 787-3 rang...

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by cosyr
Wed May 09, 2018 1:12 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Transiting ORD on AA int. to domestic in 2hrs
Replies: 17
Views: 1514

Re: Transiting ORD on AA int. to domestic in 2hrs

With Global Entry and Precheck, I have done customs, train and through security in 36 minutes.

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by cosyr
Wed May 09, 2018 1:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet Upgrade Status - 2018
Replies: 993
Views: 129653

Re: United Fleet Upgrade Status - 2018

Also, due to AA's most favored customer clause, I do not think that United will buy Airbus narrowbodies in the future, especially with a sCO-skewed board. That hasn't stopped Delta. They also had an older Airbus narrowbody fleet, and they still made the decision to go with the A321 (and the 739). C...

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by cosyr
Mon May 07, 2018 9:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet Upgrade Status - 2018
Replies: 993
Views: 129653

Re: United Fleet Upgrade Status - 2018

I just flew United 6 times the past week... 1 737-900 2 737-800 3 Airbus A319 The 739 and A319 did NOT offer to me any form of closed captions or subtitles sadly. Even Direct TV on my 737-800, the movie did not have caption even though I had it activated. Overall this is not a huge thing for 90% of...

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by cosyr
Mon May 07, 2018 1:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet Upgrade Status - 2018
Replies: 993
Views: 129653

Re: United Fleet Upgrade Status - 2018

The 752 permit routes that just are not going to work otherwise. Frankly, I would vastly rather take an "older" seat nonstop to ARN/OPO/LIS/SNN/EDI etc. Than have to conx in FRA. That was what made old United some limited. Nothing Just 3 cabin widebodies forced them from everything but th...

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by cosyr
Thu May 03, 2018 5:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet Upgrade Status - 2018
Replies: 993
Views: 129653

Re: United Fleet Upgrade Status - 2018

If UA was going to order the 77L, they might as well order the 778, unless they have some urgent need to fly a route that is longer than they are currently serving with the 789's or 77W's. I don't think there's enough of a market for 2 airlines to fly from NYC-SIN, since SQ couldn't make it work on ...

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by cosyr
Mon Apr 30, 2018 1:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet Upgrade Status - 2018
Replies: 993
Views: 129653

Re: United Fleet Upgrade Status - 2018

TPG released some photos of the 777-200's new economy product. Is it just me or does this look wider compared to other 10-abreast products? Personally I feel that the seats look quite nice, and there are quite a few options to maximize comfort in a 10-abreast setting. All last row seats (except for...

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by cosyr
Sun Apr 29, 2018 12:11 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet Upgrade Status - 2018
Replies: 993
Views: 129653

Re: United Fleet Upgrade Status - 2018

Everyone who claims to BYO entertainment with wireless streaming being just as good as seatback entertainment is not correct. I believe so because first a good ammount of the time the inflight wifi is messed up/ inoperable. Half the time especially on UA the powerports do not work or are malfunctio...

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by cosyr
Mon Apr 23, 2018 6:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet Upgrade Status - 2018
Replies: 993
Views: 129653

Re: United Fleet Upgrade Status - 2018

A bit more info on Premium Economy rollout from the earnings call. https://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/united-plans-premium-economy-launch-in-2019-447851/ "United Airlines plans to launch its new premium economy class in early 2019 , as it dribbles out details on the new product. Sales ...

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by cosyr
Fri Apr 20, 2018 1:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet Upgrade Status - 2018
Replies: 993
Views: 129653

Re: United Fleet Upgrade Status - 2018

What I don’t understand is what their plans are for the 764s? They are about 17/18 years old and still have life left in them. There are no reports about them getting Polaris yet they can do many premium heavy destinations even with their more limited range. I think ZRH, FRA and GRU etc. Although I...

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by cosyr
Thu Apr 19, 2018 3:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet Upgrade Status - 2018
Replies: 993
Views: 129653

Re: United Fleet Upgrade Status - 2018

Curious why UA is increasing the size of their "inferior" Airbus fleet instead of investing in a better customer experience and newer aircraft in the same class, such as the CS300. The A319/320 seats are ridiculously thin and uncomfortable to the point where you are basically sitting on n...

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by cosyr
Thu Apr 19, 2018 1:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Bathroom cleaning on long haul flights
Replies: 109
Views: 14129

Re: Bathroom cleaning on long haul flights

I personally try to clean the lav a little when I use it. I wipe down the counter and sink, and I will drop a couple of damp paper towels on the floor and wipe them around with my shoe. I don't really care if some people think it is gross (it drives me crazy that I have coworkers who say dirty dishe...

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by cosyr
Wed Apr 18, 2018 7:01 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Why fuselage difference between A330-200 and A340-200?
Replies: 7
Views: 2079

Re: Why fuselage difference between A330-200 and A340-200?

Unlike each types -300 model the A330-200 and A340-200 were not developed at the same time and do not share a common fueselage. IIRC the 330-200 came later, is slightly shorter, and has a taller tailfin. That's interesting, I've noticed that but I always thought it was an optical illusion due to th...

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by cosyr
Wed Apr 18, 2018 5:02 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Why fuselage difference between A330-200 and A340-200?
Replies: 7
Views: 2079

Why fuselage difference between A330-200 and A340-200?

The A330 and A340 were designed in conjuction, and I know that it was less common for 2 engine aircraft to fly long overseas routes in the late 80's when their development started. So the A340 was intended for Long Haul, and the A330 was designed for mid-long haul, but they must have always had at l...

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by cosyr
Tue Apr 17, 2018 12:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet Upgrade Status - 2018
Replies: 993
Views: 129653

Re: United Fleet Upgrade Status - 2018

4952023 Out on the runway. IMO, the gold swoosh could hug the grey belly a bit more. I don't know, when we saw that original picture from the front of the plane, I wasn't sure, but now seeing the profile, I think it looks great. If this is what United had chosen to do early after the merger or when...

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by cosyr
Mon Apr 16, 2018 7:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet Upgrade Status - 2018
Replies: 993
Views: 129653

Re: United Fleet Upgrade Status - 2018

I think the 76L is a very interesting concept. Take the top fliers and their $$, have 100 seats for our loyal coach fliers, leave off 100 low margin seats for Norweigan and have a few more kg's of revenue cargo. Could this be the way of the future for the big 3? Different approach certainly vs. DL ...

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by cosyr
Mon Apr 16, 2018 7:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet Upgrade Status - 2018
Replies: 993
Views: 129653

Re: United Fleet Upgrade Status - 2018

You're assuming they just swap out a plane that is already serving that purpose when they don't have a plane like this at the moment. By that premise, UA should be flying 777's on a route currently with demand for less than 100 Y pax. Whatever routes these planes fly, UA will have to shift pricing ...

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by cosyr
Mon Apr 16, 2018 7:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Upstate New York Thread - 2018
Replies: 291
Views: 18362

Re: Upstate New York Thread - 2018

AA also did SYR-DFW for a couple of months in 2008-09 on a E140. They had to fly the plane with only 30 people and it wasn't profitable for them. Well for that long a route with only 30 people, they would have to be high margin to make sense. And that is right before oil prices went through the roo...

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by cosyr
Mon Apr 16, 2018 6:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet Upgrade Status - 2018
Replies: 993
Views: 129653

Re: United Fleet Upgrade Status - 2018

It will not be a general international aircraft, most 763s will keep the standard configuration of 30J/184Y, and the 76L will not be a transcon aircraft either. The 76Ls will be used to destinations like LHR, GVA, and ZRH, from the rumors I'm hearing (and this is still a few years from fruition) is...

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by cosyr
Sun Apr 15, 2018 12:19 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Upstate New York Thread - 2018
Replies: 291
Views: 18362

Re: Upstate New York Thread - 2018

rocANDtpa wrote:
Looks like United will be operating six mainline flights to ROC in June. Four to ORD and two to EWR. Pretty impressive.

And yet, they cannot manage one to SYR. Pathetic.

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by cosyr
Thu Apr 12, 2018 4:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Centurion Lounge at Denver
Replies: 1
Views: 752

New Centurion Lounge at Denver

https://www.usatoday.com/story/travel/flights/todayinthesky/2018/04/12/amex-denver-airport-next-get-posh-centurion-lounge/509687002/ I think it is a great idea that they open a lounge at Denver, especially since it is one of the largest airports that many airlines have been slow to open their own lo...

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by cosyr
Thu Apr 12, 2018 4:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet Upgrade Status - 2018
Replies: 993
Views: 129653

Re: United Fleet Upgrade Status - 2018

So these Easyjet 319's will have 4 overwing exits? As long as United isn't seeking them for that reason...
AA has both engine types, and isn't rushing to eliminate one. Perhaps UA will concentrate them out of one or two hubs to limit the number of redundant parts, and maintenance headaches.

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by cosyr
Sat Apr 07, 2018 12:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet Upgrade Status - 2018
Replies: 993
Views: 129653

Re: United Fleet Upgrade Status - 2018

The first UA 737 MAX has been painted! https://twitter.com/airlinegeeks/status/982401985948372992?s=21 The question now is, is this a one off or is UA going to start painting planes this way. If they were planning to repaint the whole fleet, I'm not sure it's enough of a livery update. It's good lo...

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by cosyr
Fri Apr 06, 2018 8:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet Upgrade Status - 2018
Replies: 993
Views: 129653

Re: United Fleet Upgrade Status - 2018

Did anyone else know that they were removing seat back TV's on the Polaris 772's in Y?! :cry: :evil: I knew they were going to 10 across, but I just assumed they would be putting the same seats as the 77W's, not the HI birds. A leisure destination like HNL I get, but these 772's might fly to Austra...

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by cosyr
Fri Apr 06, 2018 4:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet Upgrade Status - 2018
Replies: 993
Views: 129653

Re: United Fleet Upgrade Status - 2018

Did anyone else know that they were removing seat back TV's on the Polaris 772's in Y?! :cry: :evil: I knew they were going to 10 across, but I just assumed they would be putting the same seats as the 77W's, not the HI birds. A leisure destination like HNL I get, but these 772's might fly to Austra...

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by cosyr
Fri Apr 06, 2018 4:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet Upgrade Status - 2018
Replies: 993
Views: 129653

Re: United Fleet Upgrade Status - 2018

Did anyone else know that they were removing seat back TV's on the Polaris 772's in Y?! :cry: :evil: I knew they were going to 10 across, but I just assumed they would be putting the same seats as the 77W's, not the HI birds. A leisure destination like HNL I get, but these 772's might fly to Austral...

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by cosyr
Fri Apr 06, 2018 4:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet Upgrade Status - 2018
Replies: 993
Views: 129653

Re: United Fleet Upgrade Status - 2018

Has anyone seen a seatmap for the 777-200ER with the new Polaris seats? If you have could you please post it or share the link? It just got posted on United.com https://www.united.com/web/en-US/content/travel/inflight/aircraft/777/200/default.aspx Version 5 It is interesting that when you compare i...

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by cosyr
Fri Apr 06, 2018 4:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Upstate New York Thread - 2018
Replies: 291
Views: 18362

Re: Upstate New York Thread - 2018

AA upgrading to a 737-8 does show some growth and capacity for Buffalo. Which for mainline carrier rarely happens. ROC on the other hand has high airfares, less flights, and really doesnt have the population to add more flights. BUF and even SYR get people from Canada which helps increase service a...

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by cosyr
Thu Apr 05, 2018 7:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet Upgrade Status - 2018
Replies: 993
Views: 129653

Re: United Fleet Upgrade Status - 2018

i remember reading on a few forums on how the 764 will not get the Polaris seat, what is the reason behind that? With the first 772 retrofit near completion, and another one with the new Premium plus..how long till we see the entire international fleet with the new Premium plus? They have not speci...

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by cosyr
Thu Apr 05, 2018 4:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Upstate New York Thread - 2018
Replies: 291
Views: 18362

Re: Upstate New York Thread - 2018

Interesting twitter post from the Buffalo airport- AA is upgrading A320s to 737-8 to CLT. A321 service still in the morning, Not major but still interesting. Meanwhile this summer ROC can’t get anything more on CLT than 4 E175’s after successfully supporting multiple mainline flights for years. The...

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by cosyr
Thu Apr 05, 2018 12:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet Upgrade Status - 2018
Replies: 993
Views: 129653

Re: United Fleet Upgrade Status - 2018

And I assume that the 764’s will never get Polaris? Will they be redeployed domestically as the 78J’s arrive? Given Polaris must not be cheap, is Kirby the one who decides what ac will get what? If not who ultimately makes these decisions? I’m have a feeling (although naturally I could be wrong) th...

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by cosyr
Wed Apr 04, 2018 1:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Upstate New York Thread - 2018
Replies: 291
Views: 18362

Re: Upstate New York Thread - 2018

RL757PVD wrote:
How is that a let down? 4 new nonstop cities on an A320... that's great news for SYR

Sure, if you're willing to fly on F9, NK or G4, which I am not, but if it helps lower fares for SYR over all, it is welcome.

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by cosyr
Wed Apr 04, 2018 1:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet Upgrade Status - 2018
Replies: 993
Views: 129653

Re: United Fleet Upgrade Status - 2018

Care to provide the link to the Instagram video? Here ya go. https://www.instagram.com/p/BhCXX-LAPcg/ 757-300 Walkthrough. Credit: nonrevnick on Instagram Wow, looking at the United.com seat map shows the 2nd exit row of 2 seats on each side is not Economy Plus. Those seats are always going to be t...

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by cosyr
Wed Apr 04, 2018 1:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Upstate New York Thread - 2018
Replies: 291
Views: 18362

Re: Upstate New York Thread - 2018

Frontier added SYR to their booking algorithm. You can now book flights non-stop from SYR to MCO, RDU, DEN, and ORD That will be such a let down. Though, I suppose it could be worse. I would never fly (modern) Frontier, but they will still lower prices on SYR-DEN bookings for all airlines...if the ...

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by cosyr
Tue Apr 03, 2018 7:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Upstate New York Thread - 2018
Replies: 291
Views: 18362

Re: Upstate New York Thread - 2018

What I don't get is why JetBlue hasn't grown more aggressively in SYR, due to the absence of Southwest. If Syracuse is as ripe for Southwest as you all say, JetBlue should already be significantly larger there. This economic analysis shows as of 2016-17 JetBlue CASM of about $0.10.2, and Southwest ...

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by cosyr
Tue Apr 03, 2018 6:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Upstate New York Thread - 2018
Replies: 291
Views: 18362

Re: Upstate New York Thread - 2018

What I don't get is why JetBlue hasn't grown more aggressively in SYR, due to the absence of Southwest. If Syracuse is as ripe for Southwest as you all say, JetBlue should already be significantly larger there. This economic analysis shows as of 2016-17 JetBlue CASM of about $0.10.2, and Southwest ...

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by cosyr
Mon Apr 02, 2018 8:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Upstate New York Thread - 2018
Replies: 291
Views: 18362

Re: Upstate New York Thread - 2018

Speaking of inconvenience, folks in the SYR catchment area, which extends past Watertown/Fort Drum into SE Ontario, have been inconvenienced far too long. The SYR catchment area can support SW Service, no doubt in my mind. Hopefully, the ROC catchment area can as well, but it isn't nearly as extens...

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by cosyr
Fri Mar 30, 2018 10:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet Upgrade Status - 2018
Replies: 993
Views: 129653

Re: United Fleet Upgrade Status - 2018

And you actually sat 10 rows away from your wife to have a window seat vs no window on a mostly TATL flight? I bet she wasn't impressed! No, they put us 10 rows apart and we switched to the no window row. But it was stupid that UA's computers split us apart in the first place. We paid for the 1st r...

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by cosyr
Fri Mar 30, 2018 6:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet Upgrade Status - 2018
Replies: 993
Views: 129653

Re: United Fleet Upgrade Status - 2018

Also, like AA did initially, I bet UA doesn't start selling Premium Plus until it is on a good percentage of certain fleets. They will probably initially sell the bigger seats as just Economy Plus, so they don't risk issues with fleet swaps. They're going to have all kinds of head aches for the nex...

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by cosyr
Fri Mar 30, 2018 6:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Upstate New York Thread - 2018
Replies: 291
Views: 18362

Re: Upstate New York Thread - 2018

It’s not going to be Southwest- SYR and the CNY region is just too close to BUF, ROC, and ALB to exist without consequence to other stations, especially ROC. UA to DEN, AA to DFW or even NK or F9 are significantly more likely. Well if it's not, they are seriously overplaying the news. UA flying DEN...

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by cosyr
Fri Mar 30, 2018 3:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet Upgrade Status - 2018
Replies: 993
Views: 129653

Re: United Fleet Upgrade Status - 2018

But N786UA will not have it even though it is the first 772 with Polaris? Seems odd. Not really, the amount of time it takes to get everything in place for that type mod is very time consuming. A/C 2786 had its work package already put together well before mod induction back on Jan 12. I'm thinking...

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by cosyr
Fri Mar 30, 2018 12:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet Upgrade Status - 2018
Replies: 993
Views: 129653

Re: United Fleet Upgrade Status - 2018

Boeing12345 wrote:
Looks like 777 ship 2796 will be the first 777 to receive Premium Plus and Polaris mod. Goes in first part of April and exists early June.

Wow, so our first Premium Plus cabin could be in service this summer! I thought we'd have to wait till the end of the year.

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by cosyr
Thu Mar 29, 2018 1:10 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet Upgrade Status - 2018
Replies: 993
Views: 129653

Re: United Fleet Upgrade Status - 2018

I see UA changed the routings for the 3 Class 763. Instead of all ORD TATL (inc BRU/AMS/CDG) they are now just on LHR from EWR and ORD. It's amazing they have these old dogs on the most premium route. One should roll out of HNL in early April so there are fewer left at least. With only six still fl...

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by cosyr
Tue Mar 27, 2018 5:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The current club of global airports with non-stop services to all other 5 populated continents
Replies: 92
Views: 10873

Re: The current club of global airports with non-stop services to all other 5 populated continents

YoungDon wrote:
IAH doesn't have Africa service anymore, but I suspect that will change pretty soon.

They do through tomorrow. Service ends March 28th, 2018

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by cosyr
Sun Mar 25, 2018 2:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet Upgrade Status - 2018
Replies: 993
Views: 129653

Re: United Fleet Upgrade Status - 2018

Beautiful or ugly, simple or complex, fresh or dated, a livery is only a reflection or signal of the brand, and what that brand stands for, it’s reputation and persona. If an airline is loved but the identity isn’t so great, it won’t matter. Example: I’ve heard fantastic things about EVA Air, yet t...

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