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’...Jump to post
Looks great. Hope they last for a loooong time.Jump to post
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...Jump to post
MatthewDB wrote:jeffrey0032j wrote:Chester is proudly all Boeing.
I guess you don't remember this:
I always associated Alaska with the MD-80's.
I wonder if Airbus killing the 380 means the 747 gets thrown a lifeline.Jump to post
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?
If UA does order I hope they go for PW. They’ve been doing PIPs for the tankers too.Jump to post
Miami did a tail strike on them and it was awesome.Jump to post
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/...Jump to post
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...Jump to post
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...Jump to post
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...Jump to post
bgm wrote:I thought it was taken from Microsoft's Clipart library?
I hate it even more today than I did back in 1991. Saul Bass has two great logos killed for the Turd ball.Jump to post
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.
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...Jump to post
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...Jump to post
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...Jump to post
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)....Jump to post
[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...Jump to post
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...Jump to post
The USAF will still have some 747-8i off the line at some pointJump to post
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...Jump to post
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...Jump to post
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...Jump to post
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-...Jump to post
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...Jump to post
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...Jump to post
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...Jump to post