If the prototype didn't earn a spot in Boeing's museum, why would any other? The MoF doesn't have a 757 or 767, either. As noted above, the covered "airpark" is completely full, so the only alternative would be parking it outdoors. They've already got several other aircraft in open-air, i...Jump to post
I flew SEA-DEN in July 2017 on their special 'Portland Timbers' livery. Not sure if that one is still flying around. 1915312 I saw it in Gustavus over the summer. Lots of 73Gs still in Alaska. I flew on this plane in July from SEA-ANC. Even had to turn back to the gate while on the taxiway due to s...Jump to post
DL made a smart move and picked up the 717s from AirTran/Southwest and will soon start replacing those with A220s. How is it that DL's ability to operate 100 seat category aircraft is better than's UAL's? Is DL's management better than UA's? Was it really a smart move to pick up relatively ineffici...Jump to post
It’s been long past its sell by date since the 900 came out. It was never as good of a plane as the DC-9 or A320.Jump to post
In an alternate universe, the current majors (UA, AA, and DL) might have been absorbed by the airlines they absorbed. So we'd have TW, CO, and NW operating the same basic routes and offering the same products that the current majors offer. The next question is what kind of visual brand continuity w...Jump to post
They were on the NYSE prior to Ch11, then re-emerged on NASDAQ as UAUA when getting out of BK and then went back to NYSE after acquiring CO.Jump to post
There was a period when ever major expect CO was on shaky ground. As a safe guard the online travel agencies would plate everything on CO’s 005 ticket stock. Even markets like US flying JAX-CLT or UA DEN-PDX that had nothing to do with CO. As a safety net in case some one ceases operations. It made...Jump to post
Am I missing the sarcasm? CO is the poster-child for extra-inning come backs of airlines. CO was on the shakiest of shaky ground for a very long time. Not during the very late 90s to mid-2000s they weren't - they were at the top of their game. CO had already been Chapter 11'd TWICE when Bethune got...Jump to post
I call the old, blue United livery then for the Cirrus I hope to one day buy. That livery was the best. Still can’t get over them choosing CO over UA design. United’s livery sure wasn’t anything to write home about. Very drab. We’ll agree to disagree. ;) Only thing wrong with internet is the UNITED...Jump to post
Instead of buying old planes from dodgy countries/brokers, maybe they just can kick out those evil Ayatollahs, become a democracy and problem solved. I still don't get why Airbus allow itself to be dependant on US technology for their aircraft. They must have known that this day would come ? Easy, ...Jump to post
Pretty sure they'll do what they've done before...source aircraft or parts via dodgy characters / companies in intermediate countries who couldn't care if the US bans them from business deals with the US... This could all escalate...I mean I bet the ME3 would be in a position of offload a few surpl...Jump to post
I don't think so either, they'll be gone by the Fall of 2019, a year from now. And I don't think either that American will conduct any FA training on the ex-US 757s based out of PHX because those are also slated for retirement next year, if not next year 2020. The 24 remaining 767s are slated for r...Jump to post
ibthebigd wrote:Any chances of SMF getting flights to NRT ICN LHR CDG AMS LGW?
Looks like SMF is the largest airport without Long haul service who doesn't have restrictions.
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I want to see a close up of the ones on the 767 and 777Jump to post
UA444 you don't think things are out of wack? Is this the way to success? AA =>70 seats 386, 50 seats 198 , 66% large RJ DL =>70 seats 335, 50 seats 134 , 71% large RJ UA =>70 seats 255, 50 seats 356 , 42% large RJ I’m all for dumping more 50 seaters, however, there are still too many UAX flights o...Jump to post
Sad that the scope deal doesn't include an even percentage increase of all fleet types across the board. From my count since the merger, UA has added about 10% (71 aircraft) more than retired and many more on order. Maybe I'm missing something and I know sUA had a huge pulldown of the 733 fleet, bu...Jump to post
Saw it yet again in SMF last night. Seems to frequent there a lot.Jump to post
The MSP airport fire trainer is a former DC-9-50. Its painted in non-descript tan colors. This was an aircraft involved in a ground collision when it lost hydraulic power and ran into another NW aircraft when approaching the gate about 15 years ago. That plane was scrapped. The DC9 there now is one...Jump to post
The problem with Dynamic/Eastern is they're committing branding suicide right now; the airplanes are painted in the Swift livery, sporting Eastern wordmark/titles, with the falcon logo facing backward on the port side (it should always face forward). Now I realize a lot of this is only something an...Jump to post
Saw this plane N594HA in SMF Wednesday morning.Jump to post
I though DC9-30s were repainted in DL colors The DC9-50s flew long enough for some repainting. The 30s and 40s were parked too quickly I think. However, airfleets.net doesn't include the DC9s under Delta or Northwest. https://www.usatoday.com/story/todayinthesky/2014/01/07/delta-final-dc-9-flight/4...Jump to post
Hopefully N777UA winds up in a museum, and not in the ugly monstrosity paint job it’s currently stuck with.Jump to post
I’m guessing this video was shot in the late 70’s to early 80’s, were SOP’s really enforcred back then or did they even exist? If I’m not mistaken UA’s fuel policy was first introduced in 1978, it may seem like a long time ago but it really isn’t, or at least I see it that way. I don't think so, fi...Jump to post
Maybe they’ll paint Brady getting stripped sacked in the Super bowl on the tail.Jump to post
SumChristianus wrote:So is the new 767 configuration set to replace the PS 757s?
That would be a lot of premium capacity for EWR-SFO/LAX but I think the configuration wouldn't be dense enough for any transatlantic purposes either.
The hatred is due to the fact that many people wanted to see United go on as it had and CO disappear. They did not like the idea of two carriers merging and blending. So you have some UAL people believing UAL was taken over by Continental and some Continental people believing that Continental was t...Jump to post
I've never understood the hate towards the post merger livery. Brilliant and elegant colour combos of blue, gold, white and grey makes for a fantastic application across the branding. While by most accounts the service doesn't yet match the brand, to me at least UA comes across as a serious busines...Jump to post
Like taking spoiled meat and reheating it in the microwave. There you have the CO turd ball. The herpes of liveries.Jump to post
God it looks horrible. The worst livery in the world for nearly 30 years just got even crappier.Jump to post
I hope some billionaire tycoon rescues the VIP ones so they can continue to fly. The last MD-11s that exist in PAX form.Jump to post
hOMSaR wrote:UA444 wrote:hOMSaR wrote:UA had no narrowbodies on order before the merger, and had already retired their “last” 737. All 900s came from CO or were ordered post-merger.
The post-merger orders didn’t come with DirecTV.
They had 42 A319/320s on order before the merger
Those orders were cancelled.