AA737-823 wrote:Seat pitch seems, at 31, to be the new norm. But that's a LOT more people for a lot SAME overhead bin space.
enilria wrote:UA ORD-LNK JUN 4>3 JUL 4>1.7 AUG 4>1.5 SEP 4>1.0 OCT 4>1.0
JRL3289 wrote:UA may not be able to match the capacity/frequency of AA/BA or DL/VS on NYC-LON, but they have always maintained a strong offering for local traffic.
Kirby specifically said in the earnings call that the increased capacity will be principally as a result of fleet additions, not upgauging: First of all, the upgauging, which has been a steady upward pace over the last few years, it does pause this year. It starts going up again in '19 and '20 base...Jump to post
Kirby is talking 17% increase at DEN, IAH, and ORD. Any speculations of new routes? A lot of any increase might come from subbing larger aircraft. This year alone, UA is picking up 14 additional widebody A/C and a handful of new MAXs. 5-6 used, ex-CZ A319s also come out of the shop fairly soon. Bes...Jump to post
It's not really much of a gateway for either carrier though as they're both more focused on local traffic. AA has service to 6 cities TPAC (7 airports - HND/NRT). UA has service to 5 cities TPAC. Keep in mind that UA is rumored to be announcing a new/re-newed route out of LAX in the future (HKG or ...Jump to post
UA SFO-STS MAR 3>2 Is this route already becoming a loser? <100 miles is drivable, regardless of traffic. It's a waste of airspace and usable runway for a 50-seater into an airport with such frequent capacity issues. http://airportexpressinc.com/schedule.php#to-sfo The bus ride might be 2 1/2 hours...Jump to post
The CRJ-200s are the worst. Not quite, having no flight at all is worse. For the bulk of us that don't live in a hub or large city, we're used to getting scraps for many flights although even a 50-seater is better than nothing. As long as the elected arm of ALPA loves the 50-seaters, UA is going to...Jump to post
Correction! I meant I have never seen an arrival on 12 My guess is that 12 isn't normally used for arrivals due to a potential conflict with a 12 go-around and any go-around or departure off of any of the 19s. ORD used to run dual and triple converging approaches (non-parallel runways) and although...Jump to post
I was wondering about Dulles runway configurations. I have seen Landings on 1C 1R and departure on 1C and 30. I have never really seen landings on 30 and use of 19R/1L Any configurations I’m missing? http://aeronav.faa.gov/d-tpp/1801/05100ad.pdf#nameddest=(IAD) If IAD landed on 30, it would limit t...Jump to post
I do indeed think that better, one seat, mass transit is sorely needed to all 3 airports. Not needed as much as long overdue general investments in subway system upkeep and modernization. We're on it! http://www.omaha.com/money/lincoln-kawasaki-plant-due-to-land-largest-contract-ever-an/article_ef3...Jump to post
ual763 wrote:Supposed to be snow showers next weekend too. Can't imagine the absolute chaos this could potentially cause with the Super Bowl and all...
"WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Transportation Security Administration (TSA) said on Monday it will require six Middle Eastern carriers to undergo enhanced cargo screening as part of an effort to raise global aviation security. The emergency amendment covers carriers in five countries flying o...Jump to post
Not sure I follow...for commercial ops, MDW is effectively a 2 runway airport, just like LGA. The other main runway being 4R/22L. As other posters have noted, there should be no material impact to commercial traffic if 13L/31R were closed to accommodate terminal expansion. Keep in mind that MDW is ...Jump to post
So will United try to fight their way back into JFK or is it a lost cause ? IMO, until UA has enough mainline aircraft to be competitive in more of their existing markets, opening up a highly-competitive, high-frequency, mainline-only market would hurt more than help. A 5-way battle for JFK transco...Jump to post
On the other hand, US passport offices will be closed so US travelers needing a passport will be out of luck. While this sounds cool it is fake news: https://www.uspassporthelpguide.com/government-shutdown/ That's new then. During the shutdown in 2013 I was unable to renew my passport and had to st...Jump to post
So maybe atc tsa are not affected by the shutdown, don’t know if they will get paid until after the shutdown. ATC and TSA are essential so they will be at work regardless of a shutdown. On the other hand, US passport offices will be closed so US travelers needing a passport will be out of luck. I b...Jump to post
What does "Altimeter 1009" mean in ATIS? 1009 would be a QNH value in hPa (hectopascals) and is not used in the US. I can't think of any situation where the word "altimeter" would ever be used with a QNH value. http://www.aviatorjoe.net/go/wx/KORD/ - US metar http://www.aviatorj...Jump to post
cosyr wrote:If it's the 77W's, than it would most likely be both, and then retrofit on the other 14 77W's.
If 13L-31R is closed, would it be feasible to extend current 13R-31L to at least 5000 ft x 100 feet wide to help accommodate bizjets and private planes? When 31L opened years ago, the FAA (after the fact) determined that 31L was too close to 31C to be used simultaneously....even for VFR/GA. Not sur...Jump to post
Excuse my naïveness, but why don't they set up a no fly zone? Either that or I am missing something quite substantial. More than likely the damage was caused by ground-based rocket launchers with a usable range of 5-15 miles. When I was a civilian teaching ATC in Basrah, the Katyusha rocket was the...Jump to post
...even with just United Express. Upguagung certainly could be a part of that, but I can’t imagine it will get them there alone. I did a quick and dirty, 5-minute web search and found a few upgrade opportunities for UA out of DEN. What I would personally consider major markets out of DEN still see ...Jump to post
why widebodies make sense, especially on high volume routes. The use of widebody equipment is a function of volume and yield, rather than distance. We may well see a time when widebodies are back on domestic routings en masse. Another big consideration (for UA especially) using widebodies is to red...Jump to post
Is UA expected to unveil a newly designed Premium Economy seat soon? Yes. It’s in the works. It will come at the expensive of e+ which will be reduced. I'm guessing you have some insider information on this tidbit as I don't think the company has put out any official information. Since UA is/would ...Jump to post
It must be a very complex financial calculation to either "go" as many airlines did or to "not go" as UA among others did. BOS looked to be a "no go" in general and correct as it turned out while JFK was a "go" and ended up being a huge mistake. Was it all ba...Jump to post
A few of the 767-8 MAX advantages could be - it is 30t lighter then A330 & 787, that is very substantial in all costs. - it fits the many ICAO Aeroplane Design Code D gates 2 big ticket items you listed. -30 tons lighter translates into considerable savings in landing fees over the life of the ...Jump to post
Could they not put the slots up for sale instead of just returning them? I guess wn or b6 are the most likely to get those slots although anyone not aa probably has a chance. I doubt that WN can play the "limited incumbent" card at this point since I believe they now have the 2nd or 3rd h...Jump to post
VC10er wrote:How long is the flight flight to/from SFO to PPT?
I think this ends any immediate hopes of SFO - Urumqi or Kashgar. Good point. Additionally, if United can't profitably make secondary China service work, other than CTU, from the powerhouse Pacific hub in SFO, the chances that AA or DL will attempt secondary China from LAX or SEA seem even more rem...Jump to post
How long before some of the other AA unions ask for the same bonus? The highest-paid work group getting a substantial pay over-ride due to an (honest) error and not due to any specific increase in productivity or improved performance might not sit too well with the employees that won't see any addit...Jump to post
Midwestindy wrote:Wow, that's awesome for OMA!
"NEW YORK (Reuters) - The developer of the World Trade Center in New York has reached a $95.2 million settlement of all claims against American Airlines Group Inc, United Continental Holdings Inc and other aviation defendants stemming from the Sept. 11, 2001 attacks, which involved the carriers...Jump to post
It would allow UA and WN to exploit the lack of additional competition to artificially raise prices well beyond current levels, It'd be no different than allowing UA and WN to exploit Houston and Denver, AA and WN exploiting Dallas or to some extent DL and WN exploiting Atlanta. Not to mention the ...Jump to post
As we would have said at O'Hare: "Can I have his mid?"Jump to post
VC10er wrote:Jee, I didn't realize the 787-10 was actually a longer aircraft.
According to the WSJ if you picked United as the mystery 767 potential customer, you were right. https://seekingalpha.com/news/3308355-wsj-united-considers-buying-new-boeing-767-passenger-jets?app=1&uprof=45#email_link "United Continental (NYSE:UAL) is considering replacing widebody planes ...Jump to post
Don't think it's been discussed here yet. United is getting "30-40" used A319/A320. It looks like they liked their previous China Southern A319 deal. The carrier is looking at A319 and A320 single-aisle aircraft, the Chicago chapter of the United pilots union said in an Oct. 10 memo to it...Jump to post
Just curious why Tokyo Narita is still listed as a Hub for United when beginning tomorrow the only flights will be to all of United's other Hubs and no secondary cities? How much longer do we think it will be considered as a Hub? "Hub" might be stretching the actual definition of what a h...Jump to post
According to UAL.com, UA37 departed the gate 5 minutes early and is expected to arrive SIN 1 hr 22 min early.
Meanwhile, up the coast at SFO, UA1 shows J 48 pax booked and checked in. Zero upgraded and 25 on the upgrade list. (assuming ual.com is correct when it's 1 hour from departure time)
They can add 70 additional ERJ-175s for an additional 88 100 seat mainline aircraft. Probably the wrong thread for this question but I really don't see why the scope language cannot be re-negotiated to be: "add 70 additional E175s for an additional 88 any-sized mainline aircraft" The larg...Jump to post
Personally, setting aside any pushback from Wall St, I continue to find it fascinating that United feels adding significantly more capacity into LAX is economically worthwhile at this point. It will be fun to watch - and will be great for LAX area travelers. How does UA's planned LAX capacity incre...Jump to post
767 is only superior to a A330 or 777 if you do not have enough passengers for the A330 or 777.
I'm a Phoenix homer, and I still think their new tower is pretty gosh darn cool looking.
We are not talking about a MAX or anything remotely close to a MAX. We are just talking about restarting the B767 passenger production. If a decision is made to go ahead, deliveries should begin in maybe about a year from the go ahead. The joker in the pack is the price of oil - only works if oil s...Jump to post
Although it might not be substantial but has anyone publicly put a dollar amount on what staffing two separate FA groups costs the combined company and how much that has affected the bottom line over the past 7 years? I know UA has stated that they swapped some widebody planes around between EWR and...Jump to post