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by UA444
Fri Feb 16, 2018 10:40 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Airline customer codes question
Replies: 27
Views: 2300

Re: Airline customer codes question

Boeing is still using them. There’s been many employees in production threads who have verified such.

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by UA444
Fri Feb 16, 2018 10:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United 1175 - Engine Cowling Fails
Replies: 102
Views: 25274

Re: United 1175 - Engine Cowling Fails

given the age of the plane, I'm wondering is this engine still in production? If not would they replace both engines with new versions? UA has spare engines but yes, Pratt is still making the PW4000s. PW is currently scrapping a number of Vietnam 77Es for their engines. That doesn’t mean they aren’...

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by UA444
Wed Feb 14, 2018 3:38 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United 747 on the move
Replies: 16
Views: 5085

Re: United 747 on the move

How manu ua 747s are “safer” in VCV?

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by UA444
Tue Jan 30, 2018 2:54 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA's last 747 100/200 flight?
Replies: 5
Views: 705

Re: UA's last 747 100/200 flight?

The -100s were retired in 1999 and the -200s the following year.

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by UA444
Fri Jan 26, 2018 4:26 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alaska Airlines starts repainting Airbus fleet
Replies: 297
Views: 60748

Re: Alaska Airlines starts repainting Airbus fleet

Looks great. Hope they last for a loooong time.

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by UA444
Mon Jan 15, 2018 10:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: VIP MD-11
Replies: 4
Views: 2141

VIP MD-11

What is the status on the Saudi Royal Flight VIP MD-11s?

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by UA444
Mon Jan 15, 2018 10:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA Fleet Updates - 2018
Replies: 173
Views: 25144

Re: AA Fleet Updates - 2018

I also think a few MD-80s will make it to the paint shop.

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by UA444
Tue Jan 09, 2018 5:15 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet Upgrade Status - 2018
Replies: 287
Views: 42292

Re: United Fleet Upgrade Status - 2018

2) There was an even longer discussion that UA would order new 763's. Is that dead? UA is indeed interested in adding a few 763s to its fleet but those will come in the form of HA's 763s which are due for retirement this year. They are young frames, in good shape and satisfy UA's requirements. That...

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by UA444
Tue Jan 09, 2018 5:14 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet Upgrade Status - 2018
Replies: 287
Views: 42292

Re: United Fleet Upgrade Status - 2018

Where was it said the ps 752s weren’t getting scimitars? They’re staying indefinitely now and getting the NGS mod.

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by UA444
Mon Jan 08, 2018 6:44 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Are 777s always this loud?
Replies: 47
Views: 7631

Re: Are 777s always this loud?

Loudest are the RR ones to me.

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by UA444
Sat Dec 30, 2017 11:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alaska Airlines unveils A321neo "Most West Coast" livery
Replies: 169
Views: 29239

Re: Alaska Airlines unveils A321neo "Most West Coast" livery

MatthewDB wrote:
jeffrey0032j wrote:
Chester is proudly all Boeing.


I guess you don't remember this:

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I always associated Alaska with the MD-80's.

AS even put the slogan on the nose with the MD-80s still in the fleet. They consider them Boeing’s even though they are not.

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by UA444
Sat Dec 30, 2017 11:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alaska Airlines "Proudly All Boeing"
Replies: 35
Views: 20213

Re: Alaska Airlines

It was a ridiculous slogan and boneheaded. I hope they end up like DL who got Airbus in the merger and buy more.

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by UA444
Fri Dec 29, 2017 3:35 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Reuters:Airbus ready to phase out A380 if fails to win Emirates deal
Replies: 695
Views: 85709

Re: Reuters:Airbus ready to phase out A380 if fails to win Emirates deal

I wonder if Airbus killing the 380 means the 747 gets thrown a lifeline.

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by UA444
Fri Dec 22, 2017 3:15 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet Upgrade Status - 2017
Replies: 1935
Views: 314767

Re: United Fleet Upgrade Status - 2017

audidudi wrote:
iahcsr wrote:
Just incase anyone cares, there are now six exCZ craft, 4 319 2 320, at LCQ undergoing Conversion/Induction. N4888U, N897-9UA, N4901U, N1902U.

Which are the A319s, and which are the A320s?

4901U and 1902U are 320s, rest are 319s. I wonder why they didn’t try for N499UA.

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by UA444
Wed Dec 20, 2017 2:08 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: When did United retire its 767-200s (non-ER classics)?
Replies: 10
Views: 3065

Re: When did United retire its 767-200s?

March 2005 was when they were retired. None were repainted into the Blue Tulip colors.

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by UA444
Tue Dec 19, 2017 7:30 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing may consider restarting 767 pax model production
Replies: 839
Views: 161716

Re: Boeing may consider restarting 767 pax model production

If UA does order I hope they go for PW. They’ve been doing PIPs for the tankers too.

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by UA444
Sat Dec 16, 2017 5:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Patriots 763 N36NE possibility of tail strike at FLL
Replies: 11
Views: 5916

Re: Patriots 763 N36NE possibility of tail strike at FLL

Miami did a tail strike on them and it was awesome.

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by UA444
Fri Dec 15, 2017 10:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The 777 retirement and scrapping thread - 2018
Replies: 138
Views: 24310

Re: The 777 retirement and scrapping thread

What is the latest on the Transaero planes? Particularly the ex UAL ones?

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by UA444
Fri Dec 15, 2017 10:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The 777 retirement and scrapping thread - 2018
Replies: 138
Views: 24310

Re: The 777 retirement and scrapping thread

Time to publish a list of those planes which are gone, gone soon or which are having little chance to fly again . Sorta odd really. Most such threads on older models, seem to focus on those that are still flying.... EI-UNY (Transaero) was formerly N767UA, one of the earliest deliveries to United 5/...

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by UA444
Mon Dec 04, 2017 7:44 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Minn Vikings charter
Replies: 8
Views: 2112

Re: Minn Vikings charter

Who flew the Browns to the Chargers game in SD? Err LA?

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by UA444
Fri Dec 01, 2017 10:08 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet Upgrade Status - 2017
Replies: 1935
Views: 314767

Re: United Fleet Upgrade Status - 2017

767-300(old 2 class), 777-200(INTL 2-class) 767-400, 787-8/9 will start in late 2018 and should be done by 2020. Will the refurbished 763s from the first round of mods actually get the new Polaris seats? I was under the impression they probably wouldn't. Those cabins are newer than some of the 787s...

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by UA444
Sat Nov 25, 2017 7:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New AA painted aircraft - 2017
Replies: 611
Views: 113634

Re: New AA painted aircraft - 2017

Let’s hope after all the 737s are done they send a few MD-80s

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by UA444
Mon Nov 20, 2017 11:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Who designed Continental's (and as a result, United's) Globe Livery?
Replies: 37
Views: 10200

Re: Who designed Continental's (and as a result, United's) Globe Livery?

How unfortunate that they ditched the Saul Bass logo. And since United took the same logo, that's two ironic Saul Bass logos killed in favor of the same bland design. I for one loved it !! And still do, has not aged one bit ! In 1991, I flew PAR-ORD, thrilled to be on UA's first 777 ( or one of the...

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by UA444
Mon Nov 20, 2017 11:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Retro Livery Plans
Replies: 50
Views: 13297

Re: United Retro Livery Plans

It was painted in April of 2011 for the 85th anniversary. It should be due for a repaint since it’s been almost 7 years and up close it is starting to look shabby as I saw it in ORD not long ago.

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by UA444
Mon Nov 20, 2017 11:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Who designed Continental's (and as a result, United's) Globe Livery?
Replies: 37
Views: 10200

Re: Who designed Continental's (and as a result, United's) Globe Livery?

I hate it even more today than I did back in 1991. Saul Bass has two great logos killed for the Turd ball. In 1991, computers were really just becoming part of a standard home and their role in day-to-day life was rapidly expanding. Computer graphics were being debuted in music videos and line-grid...

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by UA444
Mon Nov 20, 2017 11:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Who designed Continental's (and as a result, United's) Globe Livery?
Replies: 37
Views: 10200

Re: Who designed Continental's (and as a result, United's) Globe Livery?

bgm wrote:
I thought it was taken from Microsoft's Clipart library?

Sure looks like it. Has about as much thought put into it.

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by UA444
Mon Nov 20, 2017 7:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Who designed Continental's (and as a result, United's) Globe Livery?
Replies: 37
Views: 10200

Re: Who designed Continental's (and as a result, United's) Globe Livery?

I hate it even more today than I did back in 1991. Saul Bass has two great logos killed for the Turd ball.

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by UA444
Mon Nov 13, 2017 2:37 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet Upgrade Status - 2017
Replies: 1935
Views: 314767

Re: United Fleet Upgrade Status - 2017

There should be a 747 saved.

And I have a rough time believing every single one in VCV is destined to be scrapped in TUP. Even the 97-2000 builds?

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by UA444
Fri Nov 10, 2017 3:50 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet Upgrade Status - 2017
Replies: 1935
Views: 314767

Re: United Fleet Upgrade Status - 2017

cruiseshipcrew wrote:
N121UA's flight to TUP is being delayed a few days after talking with someone who's in the know. There are several other airframes that are end of life that were flown to VCV that won't be there for long before the scrappers.

What registrations?

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by UA444
Thu Nov 09, 2017 12:16 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet Upgrade Status - 2017
Replies: 1935
Views: 314767

Re: United Fleet Upgrade Status - 2017

N121UA is one of the newest, I’m surprised it’s going straight to TUP while older ones are stored in VCV to have a (slight) chance of flying again.

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by UA444
Sat Oct 28, 2017 8:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Is this the cleanest UA175 video ?
Replies: 2
Views: 3274

Re: Is this the cleanest UA175 video ?

Seen it before, pretty well Known. But the idiots still see military jet when it’s clearly United.

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by UA444
Tue Oct 24, 2017 9:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LH retiring most (or all?) A340-600?
Replies: 162
Views: 46273

Re: LH retiring most (or all?) A340-600?

Recall that the A345/A346 family never sold that well Almost shockingly so. It's easy to realize what a failure the A345 was, but I always sorta figured the A346 to be a not-good-as-its-competitor-but-still-decent-selling.... ....until you realize that even the MD11, often also considered to be a t...

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by UA444
Tue Oct 24, 2017 9:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rare UA 744 Appearance At EWR
Replies: 44
Views: 7744

Re: Rare UA 744 Appearance At EWR Now

Why is it odd? It's a UA hub and it is a UA airplane, to say nothing of the fact that CO operated 747s... Their 747 use age was minimal and a historical footnote. Same with AA’s and DL pre nwa. What a laughable statement. This site was so much better when it wasn't free... That’s definitely true. T...

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by UA444
Tue Oct 24, 2017 9:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rare UA 744 Appearance At EWR
Replies: 44
Views: 7744

Re: Rare UA 744 Appearance At EWR Now

Their 747 use age was minimal and a historical footnote. Same with AA’s and DL pre nwa. You know that’s not true. The 747 was used extensively, especially in the Pacific by CO for 29 years. http://www.airliners.net/forum/viewtopic.php?t=177395 Why do you insist on continually trolling? Used so exte...

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by UA444
Tue Oct 24, 2017 3:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rare UA 744 Appearance At EWR
Replies: 44
Views: 7744

Re: Rare UA 744 Appearance At EWR Now

United's doing a two hour employee flight at each hub. Seats were lotteried off to active employees. Social media videos I've seen of the flights look really festive. :-) Nice. Though it's kind of odd that the 744 would stop at the EWR hub since they never (or rarely) used it there (unfortunately)....

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by UA444
Sat Oct 07, 2017 8:06 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet Upgrade Status - 2017
Replies: 1935
Views: 314767

Re: United Fleet Upgrade Status - 2017

[threeid][/threeid] 747-400 N121UA had its "United" title covered over. In its place, a large decal with the words "United 747 Friend Ship" and four blue stars (70's livery). N119UA will receive the same decal. The plane looks really weird because it still has the globe on the ta...

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by UA444
Thu Sep 07, 2017 7:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA changes order for 35 A350-1000s to 45 A350-900s
Replies: 170
Views: 35777

Re: UA changes order for 35 A350-1000s to 45 A350-900s

I wouldn't assume the A359s will completely replace the 777-200ERs. Something like ~20 of those -200ERs are ex-Continental planes that were delivered between 2010 and 2011; they're substantially newer than the ex-United aircraft. Note not all of the PMCO 777s are that new. 16 are 98-00, 2 are 02, a...

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by UA444
Fri Jun 30, 2017 5:17 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Historic photo - last PAX Boeing 747
Replies: 13
Views: 5458

Re: Historic photo - last PAX Boeing 747

Not historic as its not going to be the last 747 pax. A VIP was ordered this year and then there's the 3 AF1.

And it's still on offer so there is still technically a chance of more airline orders if unlikely.

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by UA444
Sun Jun 25, 2017 6:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Official 747-8 Flight Tracking/Production Part 18
Replies: 2065
Views: 197347

Re: Official 747-8 Flight Tracking/Production Part 18

The USAF will still have some 747-8i off the line at some point

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by UA444
Sun Jun 25, 2017 3:30 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Aircraft Refurbishment - 2017
Replies: 881
Views: 165046

Re: Delta Aircraft Refurbishment - 2017

What a colossal waste for DL to buy up these MD-90s only to retire them after less than 5 years

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by UA444
Tue Jun 20, 2017 6:28 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Active DC-8 Fleet Tracking/Retirements Thread
Replies: 30
Views: 3231

Re: Douglas DC-8 Fleet Tracking/Retirements Thread

Official via Boeing. Present DC8 Type certificate holder is Boeing : http://rgl.faa.gov/Regulatory_and_Guidance_Library/rgMakeModel.nsf/0/fbf0152e332de057862577dc005815f0/$FILE/4A25%20Rev%2041.pdf Can't imagine Boeing is still footing the cost of product liability insurance on the model, so all wil...

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by UA444
Sun Jun 18, 2017 6:57 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United's busiest non-hub to hub domestic route
Replies: 14
Views: 5903

Re: United's busiest non-hub to hub domestic route

Measured by 2017 seats, SFOLAX would rank first, followed by ORDLAX, then EWRLAX. Assuming LAX is not counted as a hub. The below are top 25 by total 2017 seats, but the list does includes hub to hub flying. ORDSFO 1,897,128 EWRSFO 1,709,489 LAXSFO 1,528,904 DENSFO 1,485,834 LAXORD 1,416,750 EWRLAX...

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by UA444
Wed Jun 14, 2017 5:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest 737-300 retirement
Replies: 205
Views: 30856

Re: Southwest 737-300

While in Phoenix the other day I saw a 737-300 in the old livery. I didn't realize that SW still had the old brown planes out there still. A pleasant surprise. Southwest has three 73Gs in the old brown livery (well, a modification of the old livery, they are not exactly the same) to represent their...

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by UA444
Mon Jun 12, 2017 7:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA repaints N951AA 737-823 retro jet
Replies: 16
Views: 4793

Re: AA repaints N951AA 737-823 retro jet

AA said they're going to keep a plane in the pre-2013 livery.

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by UA444
Fri Jun 02, 2017 1:34 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: US Major Carriers and the 757
Replies: 20
Views: 3933

Re: US Major Carriers and the 757

UA and AA took 727s into 1980 and 1981 respectively. UA took 98 757-222s.

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by UA444
Thu Jun 01, 2017 1:11 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA Rebrand: Will this happen anytime soon?
Replies: 93
Views: 14572

Re: UA Rebrand: Will this happen anytime soon?

I am sure Continental spent millions coming up with the globe to replace the red meatball. It was also timeless. If you want timeless, maybe go back to the UAL before the tulip. The fact of the matter is, by your own words you display your emotional attachment. What it really represents is the pre-...

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by UA444
Wed May 31, 2017 3:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA Rebrand: Will this happen anytime soon?
Replies: 93
Views: 14572

Re: UA Rebrand: Will this happen anytime soon?

Someday, you people need to get over the loss of your beloved Tulip. Its not that people have an emotional attachment to it...its just that from a branding/logo design perspective...its absolutely timeless. Why spend millions to design something from scratch and then hope the public recognizes it w...

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by UA444
Tue May 30, 2017 7:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA Rebrand: Will this happen anytime soon?
Replies: 93
Views: 14572

Re: UA Rebrand: Will this happen anytime soon?

I find it ironic how so many people around these parts think UA needs a rebrand when the their current livery is only about 10 years old yet there are so many people who threw a fit when AA got rid of their ridiculously outdated bare metal livery for what I think was a massively improved logo and l...

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by UA444
Fri May 19, 2017 8:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta to issue RFP for up to 150 Narrowbodies
Replies: 399
Views: 89208

Re: Delta to issue RFP for up to 150 Narrowbodies?

I'm almost certain price is the main driver of DL's purchases, given their reputation and the nature of their recent procurements. What fleet decisions have been made on politics and not price or technical merit that you are talking about? The A330neo was definitely driven by politics; no airline i...

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