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by intotheair
Fri Aug 10, 2018 10:03 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United updating brand with new colors
Replies: 122
Views: 22379

Re: United updating brand with new colors

This looks like they're de-emphasizing the gold/yellow. I always thought that one of the few bright spots of inheriting CO's visual identity was the use of navy and gold. I actually do really like the refreshes they've been doing otherwise, especially with the Polaris cabin. The new website looks re...

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by intotheair
Mon Aug 06, 2018 5:58 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet Upgrade Status - 2018
Replies: 1628
Views: 209337

Re: United Fleet Upgrade Status - 2018

In my anecdotal experience, whenever I'm in E+, it seems like whoever's in the middle seat is a standby or a misconnect. I know I've heard of some people who will gamble and deliberately not pick a seat with the hopes that they end up in E+. But I get the sense that UA prefers to assign people in E-...

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by intotheair
Tue Jul 31, 2018 4:21 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet Upgrade Status - 2018
Replies: 1628
Views: 209337

Re: United Fleet Upgrade Status - 2018

I hope they're not waiting to finish the Pratt powered 777s before starting the GE-90 777s, the 224s fly some long routes and could use the new Polaris and PE refurbishments. It I'll be interesting how the 777 fleet utilization might change chatter the FA groups are kfinally merged. Yeah, I was jus...

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by intotheair
Thu Oct 12, 2017 8:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SBP officials eyeing flights to PDX, DFW
Replies: 20
Views: 2575

Re: SBP officials eyeing flights to PDX, DFW

The DEN fight was originally announced as an E75 but keeps getting pushed back. I’m not sure if they’re waiting for the bigger capacity terminal or what. AS flies theirs so I know the place can handle it so I’m not sure why it isn’t being used yet while they are marketing it as that fleet type. As ...

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by intotheair
Thu Oct 12, 2017 10:46 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SBP officials eyeing flights to PDX, DFW
Replies: 20
Views: 2575

SBP officials eyeing flights to PDX, DFW

On the heels of a brand new terminal opening next month, SBP airport officials are hoping to get flights to at least two new destinations. PDX and DFW are at the top of the list, according to the SLO Tribune: http://www.sanluisobispo.com/news/local/article178380591.html Officials also say the traffi...

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by intotheair
Wed Oct 11, 2017 9:52 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Should United bring back the Tulip?
Replies: 115
Views: 11886

Re: Should United bring back the Tulip?

Here we go again...

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by intotheair
Wed Oct 11, 2017 8:04 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Does DL offer an airside shuttle between T3 and TBIT?
Replies: 4
Views: 1096

Re: Does DL offer an airside shuttle between T3 and TBIT?

Yes. So, how does this work, and do you need a TBIT boarding pass? I've never tried T3 to TBIT specifically, but from what I've read about it since the big shuffle, they do check boarding passes (so many people can still get so easily confused) but they will let you through if you just say you want...

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by intotheair
Tue Oct 10, 2017 3:16 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet Upgrade Status - 2017
Replies: 1935
Views: 319578

Re: United Fleet Upgrade Status - 2017

Not quite on topic right this moment, but has UA spoken about the long term plans for the 757-300s? My friends in SF HATE that aircraft due to it's length and let out a moan every time they get one. They asked me what is going on with them because they know I am an A.nutter and UA FF. But, I think ...

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by intotheair
Sun Oct 08, 2017 10:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: OAG Changes 10/8/2017: VX Gone, Big SJU Cuts, AS Suspends PDX-MCI/STL for Winter
Replies: 64
Views: 12171

Re: OAG Changes 10/8/2017: VX Gone, Big SJU Cuts, AS Suspends PDX-MCI/STL for Winter

Cool to see that DL on LAX-DEN will be all mainline. 5x E175 becomes 4x 717.

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by intotheair
Tue Oct 03, 2017 10:14 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet Upgrade Status - 2017
Replies: 1935
Views: 319578

Re: United Fleet Upgrade Status - 2017

Dumb question perhaps, but since we're seeing CRJ-200 additions to the fleet, will there be any efforts to harmonize the cabins across the different operators? I've never flown Air Wisconsin, but I unfortunately end up on a fair number of SkyWest CRJ-200s on UA and DL across the west, and the cabins...

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by intotheair
Wed Sep 27, 2017 7:56 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL A350 visits DEN
Replies: 36
Views: 8051

Re: DL A350 visits DEN

So cool to see there! If only it were a permanent fixture in DEN for revenue flights...

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by intotheair
Sun Sep 24, 2017 9:46 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Mokulele to swap SMX-LAX for SMX-BUR
Replies: 23
Views: 4141

Re: Mokulele to swap SMX-LAX for SMX-BUR

https://www.sloairport.com/tour/

Looks like all the timeslots are full. I suppose you could always try showing up anyway and seeing if there are some no-shows. I will be there!
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KLMatSJC wrote:
intotheair wrote:
there's a public tour of it two weeks beforehand


Woah, where do I sign up?


https://www.sloairport.com/tour/

Looks like all the timeslots are full. I suppose you could always try showing up anyway and seeing if there are some no-shows. I will be there!

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by intotheair
Sun Sep 24, 2017 8:47 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Future direct US Mainland to MNL flights other than PAL
Replies: 7
Views: 1060

Re: Future direct US Mainland to MNL flights other than PAL

QANTAS747-438 wrote:
UA made public desires a few years ago to fly the 787 SFO-MNL, but nothing ever came out of it.

If a US carrier were ever to do nonstop mainland US-MNL, my money would be on UA doing SFO-MNL.

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by intotheair
Sun Sep 24, 2017 8:45 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Mokulele to swap SMX-LAX for SMX-BUR
Replies: 23
Views: 4141

Re: Mokulele to swap SMX-LAX for SMX-BUR

I'm curious, why are CR2s awful? Have you flown on one for more than an hour? The CR2 is really the only issue. I am fine with flying even a CR7 or CR9 as they are noticeably a little more comfortable. My wife and I flew into SBP once to try the airport restaurant. The food was very good and there ...

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by intotheair
Tue Sep 19, 2017 10:27 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA accelerates 747-400 retirement
Replies: 431
Views: 93537

Re: UA accelerates 747-400 retirement

By the time I heard about the last flight it was already sold out :( My wishful thinking is that UA might do some hub-hub farewell flights between the last ICN rotation and the HNL flight. They announced that the 747 will be operating hub-hub throughout October in the announcement about the SFO-HNL...

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by intotheair
Wed Sep 13, 2017 7:44 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alaska new livery update
Replies: 55
Views: 9602

Re: Alaska new livery update

the colours remind me of the Aurora Borealis in a night sky, and overall I really, really like it. More than Aurora, they remind me of the Pacific Northwest - the sky blue and shades of green is so quintessential Washington-Oregon feel! Alaska smashed it outta the park with their livery refresh, an...

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by intotheair
Tue Sep 12, 2017 6:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Bombardier offers new Q400 cabin options
Replies: 19
Views: 4510

Re: Bombardier offers new Q400 cabin options

I'd love to see AC roll out a J product on a Q400. Probably would be no less comfortable than their J product on the CRJ. UA had F on their Q400s. I never flew it, but compared to even the CRJ F cabins, F on a Q400 looks...tight. http://onemileatatime.img.boardingarea.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/08...

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by intotheair
Tue Sep 12, 2017 9:02 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA 777-200ER replacement, A350 , 787-9 order potential
Replies: 252
Views: 35708

Re: AA 777-200ER replacement, A350 , 787-9 order potential

Maybe they'll follow UA's lead and find a creative yet sensible way of replacing 772s with A350s as time goes by.

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by intotheair
Thu Sep 07, 2017 5:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA changes order for 35 A350-1000s to 45 A350-900s
Replies: 170
Views: 36117

Sure, but as suggested above, it's not hard to imagine one reason why Boeing that struck that deal was to get the 777W into the fleet before the A350-1000 took hold at UA, and keeping the door open for a future 777X fleet. They also did have the 77W production line gap to fill. Oh, absolutely. The ...

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by intotheair
Sun Sep 03, 2017 12:29 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet Upgrade Status - 2017
Replies: 1935
Views: 319578

Re: United Fleet Upgrade Status - 2017

I think it's quite telling by how they have lettered each seat. All the windows are A or L seats, but the middle seats alternate between D and F. So the middle section goes 1F, 2D, 3F, etc. instead of all having the same letter. It still is technically 1-1-1 I suppose, but it does look particularly ...

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by intotheair
Fri Sep 01, 2017 6:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet Upgrade Status - 2017
Replies: 1935
Views: 319578

Re: United Fleet Upgrade Status - 2017

Very sad day. I mean, not for Air Wisconsin, but we were on the road to getting rid of the CR2. While we all agree that any 50-seater is not optimal, they're still better than no airplane. I've lost track after all the shuffling of RJ operators/fleets the past few months. What is the net gain for U...

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by intotheair
Wed Aug 30, 2017 8:14 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: US of A Competitive Airline Landscape. How do other regions compare?
Replies: 23
Views: 2307

Re: US of A Competitive Airline Landscape. How do other regions compare?

I think it's a stretch to say that the ones listed under the "Large Regionals" section in the OP are separate airlines. With the exception of Silver Airways, all of them operate under the regional banners for UA, AA, DL, or AS. Of those, all of them except for Air Wisconsin are owned in p...

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by intotheair
Tue Aug 29, 2017 6:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: US of A Competitive Airline Landscape. How do other regions compare?
Replies: 23
Views: 2307

Re: US of A Competitive Airline Landscape. How do other regions compare?

I think it's a stretch to say that the ones listed under the "Large Regionals" section in the OP are separate airlines. With the exception of Silver Airways, all of them operate under the regional banners for UA, AA, DL, or AS. Of those, all of them except for Air Wisconsin are owned in pa...

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by intotheair
Mon Aug 28, 2017 9:48 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet Upgrade Status - 2017
Replies: 1935
Views: 319578

Re: United Fleet Upgrade Status - 2017

Is Copa getting rid of any more of the 73G's? These can go directly though the current G new F and slimline mod. Only thing in addition they need is the PDE/internet equipment and Copa's Drop down screens removed From what I remember with the previous 73Gs that went to UA, didn't UA pretty much str...

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by intotheair
Mon Aug 28, 2017 1:05 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet Upgrade Status - 2017
Replies: 1935
Views: 319578

Re: United Fleet Upgrade Status - 2017

Is Copa getting rid of any more of the 73G's? These can go directly though the current G new F and slimline mod. Only thing in addition they need is the PDE/internet equipment and Copa's Drop down screens removed From what I remember with the previous 73Gs that went to UA, didn't UA pretty much str...

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by intotheair
Sun Aug 27, 2017 8:07 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Embraer Transatlantic Range?
Replies: 19
Views: 4346

Re: Embraer Transatlantic Range?

My dream TATL aircraft is an E195 with enough space for a few rows of 1-1 flat beds in J and the same 18" 2-2 seating in Y. I highly doubt that will happen anytime soon, but I can always dream!

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by intotheair
Sun Aug 27, 2017 5:52 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet Upgrade Status - 2017
Replies: 1935
Views: 319578

Re: United Fleet Upgrade Status - 2017

Interesting, induction at DEN for a 787?

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by intotheair
Wed Aug 23, 2017 4:06 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The future of 50 seat RJs
Replies: 104
Views: 9029

Re: The future of 50 seat RJs

The CRJs are a LastGen aircraft trying to fly in an increasingly NextGen environment. BBD will have to upgrade far more than merely the engines to remain competitive. And this includes the 700/900 too, which technologically are way behind the Ejet. Just to illustrate what I'm talking about here, th...

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by intotheair
Tue Aug 22, 2017 10:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The future of 50 seat RJs
Replies: 104
Views: 9029

Re: The future of 50 seat RJs

I am tired of the complaints. Bombardier already sees the problem with the CRJ cabin. They proposed an upgrade last year. It went through. Now all new CRJ planes with be fitted with them before delivery. Eventually it will be available as a retrofit option for all existing CRJ planes. Here is a vid...

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by intotheair
Tue Aug 22, 2017 6:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Continues To Evalute 100-seat Aircraft
Replies: 92
Views: 16715

Re: United Continues To Evalute 100-seat Aircraft

Just to throw out some facts so that everyone is on the same page: > The current scope clause in the ALPA contract sets the maximum number of 76-seat and 70/76-seat UAX aircraft at 153 and 255, respectively. > Up to 70 additional 76-seaters can be added if UA adds a "new small narrowbody."...

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by intotheair
Tue Aug 22, 2017 7:59 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet Upgrade Status - 2017
Replies: 1935
Views: 319578

Re: United Fleet Upgrade Status - 2017

Um, what? I'm going to need some context for that comment, because there ARE NO sUA 737s. The 737-322/522 were retired pre-merger. All the -700s -800s and -900s are -X24 models, built for and ordered by Continental. There have been some top up orders, post-merger. Is that what you're referring to? ...

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by intotheair
Tue Aug 22, 2017 4:27 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Continues To Evalute 100-seat Aircraft
Replies: 92
Views: 16715

Re: United Continues To Evalute 100-seat Aircraft

Just to throw out some facts so that everyone is on the same page: > The current scope clause in the ALPA contract sets the maximum number of 76-seat and 70/76-seat UAX aircraft at 153 and 255, respectively. > Up to 70 additional 76-seaters can be added if UA adds a "new small narrowbody."...

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by intotheair
Mon Aug 21, 2017 9:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet Upgrade Status - 2017
Replies: 1935
Views: 319578

Re: United Fleet Upgrade Status - 2017

Yes I understand that. UA ordered the 73G and decided they wanted 4 special 738s out of the 65 instead. It did always seem a little odd that they converted only four of the 65 from 73Gs to firm 738s and left 61 (a somewhat strange number) for TBD MAXes. The remaining 61 aircraft were turned into MA...

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by intotheair
Mon Aug 21, 2017 7:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet Upgrade Status - 2017
Replies: 1935
Views: 319578

Re: United Fleet Upgrade Status - 2017

Orders were placed by UA. These four slots were part of the 65 converted 73G order that were already in progress. UA switched them to 738s and the rest to MAX. Yes I understand that. UA ordered the 73G and decided they wanted 4 special 738s out of the 65 instead. It did always seem a little odd tha...

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by intotheair
Mon Aug 21, 2017 7:51 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Best U.S. Eclipse flight....PDX to DEN?
Replies: 3
Views: 1236

Re: Best U.S. Eclipse flight....PDX to DEN?

AS is doing a special fight out of PDX, though ticket sales weren't open to the public. For obvious reasons, the middle and aisle seats on the flight are empty. Not sure which flight path they'll take, though it will take off and land in PDX.

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by intotheair
Sun Aug 20, 2017 5:49 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA invents new airport. "San Francisco Oakland"
Replies: 101
Views: 14399

Re: BA invents new airport. "San Francisco Oakland"

That was never the discussion or the point. The discussion was entirely about proximity and physical location not about which police force or legal jurisdiction is in play. It wasn't the main topic at hand, though I was originally replying to someone who claimed that it was "in San Francisco.&...

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by intotheair
Sun Aug 20, 2017 5:15 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA invents new airport. "San Francisco Oakland"
Replies: 101
Views: 14399

Re: BA invents new airport. "San Francisco Oakland"

It's no different than many other big airports like ORD in terms of proximity to city boundaries. Not that unusual. ORD is different, as the City of Chicago annexed the land it sits on (including a narrow strip of land connecting it to the rest of the city) to be a part of the city. Therefore, ORD ...

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by intotheair
Sat Aug 19, 2017 11:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA invents new airport. "San Francisco Oakland"
Replies: 101
Views: 14399

Re: BA invents new airport. "San Francisco Oakland"

I wonder if calling the airport San Francisco violates the DOT rules against deceptive advertising. If that were the case, a lot of other airports mentioned in this thread will have problems as well - IAD, BWI, SEA, RNO, FAT, DFW, and on and on. SFO itself is in unincorporated San Mateo county, not...

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by intotheair
Sat Aug 19, 2017 7:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Regional CPAs
Replies: 24
Views: 3430

Re: United Regional CPAs

Simply, Air Wisconsin was able to give United a better CPA rate for the 50 seat flying than Skywest was since it was clear they were getting dropped by AA, they needed to find flying or else they would be out of business. Thus CPA Skywest Group 50 seater flying is going away (there will still be CP...

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by intotheair
Sat Aug 19, 2017 6:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA invents new airport. "San Francisco Oakland"
Replies: 101
Views: 14399

Re: BA invents new airport. "San Francisco Oakland"

Although i agree that it should say Oakland first, but for someone going to SF for the first time, I don't think there is much difference. I have flown both to OAK and SFO, and to be honest it took me the same amount of time to get to the city, around 30 minutes, with the BART train. The only diffe...

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by intotheair
Sat Aug 19, 2017 8:26 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Regional CPAs
Replies: 24
Views: 3430

Re: United Regional CPAs

There have been a number of ER4 and CR7 retirements at UAX yet it seems like more CR2's are being brought on board with the addition of ZW's CR2s. Whats the reasoning behind retiring the CR7s from the UAX fleet during at time when the US3 is upgauging? Additionally, why are ER4s being retired and C...

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by intotheair
Sat Aug 19, 2017 5:33 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Regional CPAs
Replies: 24
Views: 3430

Re: United Regional CPAs

SkyWest CPA has individual aircraft removals between 2017 and 2027. Some of the CRJ 200s are not CPA. ExpressJet was to run out this year, and was just renegotiated (elsewhere in this forum). Cape Air does not have a CPA. Commutair's agreement went to 2021, not sure if this will extend with the 21 ...

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by intotheair
Wed Aug 16, 2017 6:41 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SWISS phases out final Avro RJ100, Last flight was Aug 15 GVA-ZRH
Replies: 52
Views: 6599

Re: SWISS phases out final Avro RJ100, Last flight was Aug 15 GVA-ZRH

I have never been on an Avro or a Bae146, and it looks like my chance of flying on one is getting slimmer. I find regional planes to be just as interesting as mainline aircraft, and I always wanted to fly on a four engine RJ. How many do SN have left? Are they fully retiring their fleet? Last time ...

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by intotheair
Wed Aug 16, 2017 6:19 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SWISS phases out final Avro RJ100, Last flight was Aug 15 GVA-ZRH
Replies: 52
Views: 6599

Re: SWISS phases out final Avro RJ100, Last flight was Aug 15 GVA-ZRH

I have never been on an Avro or a Bae146, and it looks like my chance of flying on one is getting slimmer. I find regional planes to be just as interesting as mainline aircraft, and I always wanted to fly on a four engine RJ.

How many do SN have left? Are they fully retiring their fleet?

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by intotheair
Wed Aug 16, 2017 12:14 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DEN picks up Westjet
Replies: 33
Views: 5432

Re: DEN picks up Westjet

Who will win the LCC battle on the route? Frontier tried DEN - YYC in 2006 for a year and DoT data shows loads were abysmal outside the peak summer months. Frontier is trying to be a network type carrier to feed the DEN hub and they are going to have all kinds of teething pains, (meaning lots of sc...

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by intotheair
Tue Aug 15, 2017 10:44 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: It's UA vs The World!
Replies: 3
Views: 2075

Re: It's UA vs The World!

He is always pretty negative about UA and is always advocating for a much more conservative outlook for UA. As I see it, after being in freefall for most of the last two decades, UA finally has an executive team and a business strategy that makes sense. UA's hubs are more vulnerable to competition t...

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by intotheair
Sun Aug 13, 2017 9:51 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Hubs you have flown through but not visited the city
Replies: 116
Views: 4489

Re: Hubs you have flown through but not visited the city

Has anyone ever actually been to Atlanta? Or is it just a myth of a city? I thought it was nothing more than an airport, the CNN Center, and a Coke bottling facility. Maybe a peachtree or two in between those places. Hahaha. I know you're being facetious, but I recently visited my niece/nephew in A...

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by intotheair
Sun Aug 13, 2017 9:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: US A320 Family Safety Card Country of Final Assembly
Replies: 18
Views: 4291

Re: US A320 Family Safety Card Country of Final Assembly

As far as UA goes, I would think all of their A319s were made in Hamburg, and all the A320s were built in Toulouse. The Mobile plant only opened last year, and the China plant opened in 2008. UA is taking delivery of some used China Southern A319s, but I am pretty sure all of the frames they are tak...

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by intotheair
Sat Aug 12, 2017 12:21 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What's next for Denver Intl Airport
Replies: 185
Views: 29017

Re: What's next for Denver Intl Airport

Another international route and new airline to be announced on Monday: http://denver.cbslocal.com/2017/08/11/den-international-airport-new-carrier/ The fourth new international airline for DIA will be announced Monday morning. It will be the airport’s 10th foreign-flag carrier. As to who it will be,...

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