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by intotheair
Thu Nov 15, 2018 3:53 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: When Did United Fully Phase Out Battleship Grey?
Replies: 66
Views: 6158

Re: When Did United Fully Phase Out Battleship Grey?

Continental never "took over." Slow down there. I said the CO look took over. I never said Continental as a whole took over United as a whole. I am merely talking about the merged airline's visual identity. As far as design goes, UA's current livery is the same as PMCO's with only a name ...

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by intotheair
Wed Nov 14, 2018 8:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: When Did United Fully Phase Out Battleship Grey?
Replies: 66
Views: 6158

Re: When Did United Fully Phase Out Battleship Grey?

Unpopular opinion I’m sure....but I loved this livery. Being born in 1992 and growing up in Denver, it’s just the United I remember. Back when they had happy meals for kids on board! I remember getting to fly in 747 once, it was a domestic flight....Denver to Orlando but I think we connected somewh...

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by intotheair
Wed Nov 14, 2018 5:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: When Did United Fully Phase Out Battleship Grey?
Replies: 66
Views: 6158

Re: When Did United Fully Phase Out Battleship Grey?

About a third of the mainline fleet was still in the battleship colors at the time of the CO merger. UA had a fleet of about 360 aircraft, so that's about 120 frames. I want to say the last mainline battleship plane was repainted around 2013, and UAX could have taken slightly longer. Here's a cool v...

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by intotheair
Tue Nov 06, 2018 8:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United takes delivery of first Boeing 787-10
Replies: 91
Views: 19064

Re: United takes delivery of first Boeing 787-10

It is a bit out of context, but the chart is what UA put together to show why they believe the A350-900 will be an effective B77E replacement compared to other aircraft on the market. That's where the 'not enough range' and 'too big' notes come from - in terms of its feasibility to replace the B77E...

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by intotheair
Tue Nov 06, 2018 4:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United takes delivery of first Boeing 787-10
Replies: 91
Views: 19064

Re: United takes delivery of first Boeing 787-10

From another thread it seems that they ordered more 787-10 I believe UA recently ordered more 787-9s, no additional 787-10s yet. I expect they will add more 787-10s though, some of the -10s initially ordered have been converted to 787-9s as UA needed the frames quicker. I could be wrong, but I beli...

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by intotheair
Tue Nov 06, 2018 6:51 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air France A380 diverts to Denver
Replies: 36
Views: 11803

Re: Air France A380 diverts to Denver

I'd love to see an A380 serving DEN, but at the moment it looks unlikely. Perhaps when BA eventually retires the 744's we'll see them more frequently. I would too, though it seems like the A350-1000 is probably the ideal plane for BA on that route. I think LH would consider it, but it's sounding li...

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by intotheair
Mon Nov 05, 2018 8:42 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Salt Lake City (SLC) & LCCs
Replies: 35
Views: 3025

Re: Salt Lake City (SLC) & LCCs

I've long thought that SLC could be a lot more than it currently is. With the right facility, DL could replicate on a somewhat smaller scale what UA is doing at DEN right now.

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by intotheair
Thu Nov 01, 2018 7:13 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Can IAD cut it for a UA SE Hub?
Replies: 107
Views: 10545

Re: Can IAD cut it for a UA SE Hub?

This is getting tangential, but at least the people in Denver I know (granted, they're all transplants, which explains what follows) have complained about the distance to the airport, and when I explained what Stapleton was and where it was, they all said varieties of "why didn't they keep tha...

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by intotheair
Wed Oct 31, 2018 9:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Can IAD cut it for a UA SE Hub?
Replies: 107
Views: 10545

Re: Can IAD cut it for a UA SE Hub?

Sure, why stop there? Why not close BWI, RIC, CHO, and everything else between PHL and ROA? I suspect if you asked people in Denver today, most would be quite happy had Stapleton remained, even in a smaller, DCA-type format and footprint. Forcing people to do things they don't want to by removing a...

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by intotheair
Mon Oct 29, 2018 9:03 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Can IAD cut it for a UA SE Hub?
Replies: 107
Views: 10545

Re: Can IAD cut it for a UA SE Hub?

IAD struggles because of the high cost and the mere existence of DCA. The airport authority is doing something about the cost, and DCA is starting to get somewhat maxed out. IAD has never really been a hub that serves the southeast the way ATL or CLT do, and it really doesn't need to be. It is about...

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by intotheair
Mon Oct 29, 2018 7:16 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why did AA Dehub SJC?
Replies: 43
Views: 6835

Re: Why did AA Dehub SJC?

I slightly misstated that. AA was a strong #2 of all carriers at SFO specifically and were eventually passed by VX and now AS. I’d guess that DL is probably bigger now. How much of a presence did AA really ever have at SFO at its peak? I've heard it described as a focus city at one point, though th...

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by intotheair
Wed Oct 24, 2018 5:32 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Airlines Catering Workers Vote to Unionize
Replies: 15
Views: 2549

Re: United Airlines Catering Workers Vote to Unionize

When did Chelsea open a kitchen at SFO?

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by intotheair
Wed Oct 24, 2018 4:12 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United debuts new marketing campaign "Uniting the World"
Replies: 42
Views: 6328

Re: United debuts new marketing campaign "Uniting the World"

I love it. Nice, simple, and definitely United. It also feels a little more human than some of the first post-merger ad campaigns. W/r/t the brand, I get the feeling that UA is slowly building up to it. Now that UA finally has its head out of its ass with product reinvestment and a reliable operatio...

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by intotheair
Mon Oct 22, 2018 9:33 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: N777UA- How much longer does she have?
Replies: 52
Views: 11438

Re: N777UA- How much longer does she have?

UA will probably fly the 772As until the wings start falling off. They have very little resale value, but they're still relatively modern aircraft that are perfect for stuffing as many seats as possible into them and flying them on 2-6 hour domestic flights. They'll probably be good for another five...

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by intotheair
Sun Oct 21, 2018 6:34 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA TATL flights to FRA from midsized markets?
Replies: 31
Views: 4628

Re: UA TATL flights to FRA from midsized markets?

UA has a lot more opportunities in TATL before they start thinking about non-hub markets to FRA. They don’t even fly DEN-FRA yet. But they do have LH on MUC/FRA-DEN. They are also the only US airline to serve the LHR and NRT from all of their hubs in the US, which is extremely good connectivity. DE...

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by intotheair
Sun Oct 21, 2018 6:08 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why is DL the only US3 to operate flights to Africa?
Replies: 55
Views: 10231

Re: Why is DL the only US3 to operate flights to Africa?

From what I remember, the banking situation in Nigeria killed IAH-LOS for UA. They couldn't collect payment on the Nigeria point of sale, which made the flight untenable. PMUA also tried IAD-ACC for a while, or was it IAD-LOS-ACC? I just remember it was a 763 with a tag, and it was tried right befor...

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by intotheair
Sun Oct 21, 2018 6:03 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA TATL flights to FRA from midsized markets?
Replies: 31
Views: 4628

Re: UA TATL flights to FRA from midsized markets?

UA is also intently focused right now in shoring up their hubs. I think UA would much rather add more frequencies from its hubs to the LH Group hubs (SFO-MUC) or to secondary European destinations (EWR-PRG) rather than trying to enter secondary US markets where they don't have much of a strong O&...

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by intotheair
Sat Oct 20, 2018 6:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA's DEN-LHR seasonal service
Replies: 16
Views: 4180

Re: UA's DEN-LHR seasonal service

klwright69 wrote:
Well, is DEN-LHR on UA renewed for next year?


Yes. Same thing as last year: daily 788, March-October.

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by intotheair
Fri Oct 19, 2018 5:43 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Airlines off duty flight attendant faces the sack after inappropriate behavior onboard a flight
Replies: 107
Views: 23318

Re: Delta Airlines off duty flight attendant faces the sack after inappropriate behavior onboard a flight

No doubt it has happened before and will happen again. Not sure I know of any other instance where a Crewmember was banged inflight by a gay porn star and it was streamed over the internet, nor do I think it will happen again. I saw a video involving a UA FA on Tumblr once. It didn't go nearly this...

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by intotheair
Thu Oct 18, 2018 9:04 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United post Q3 2018 earnings
Replies: 41
Views: 8681

Re: United post Q3 2018 earnings

Plenty of airlines and other companies have over-extended themselves in good times then crashed and burned when the economy tanked. No guts, no glory. But... Over-extend now, underwater later According to an interview I saw with Oscar on CNBC, UA cut 1,200 flights since the merger started and has a...

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by intotheair
Thu Oct 18, 2018 4:20 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Airlines off duty flight attendant faces the sack after inappropriate behavior onboard a flight
Replies: 107
Views: 23318

Re: Delta Strives to Reach New Heights...Gay Porno

Where's the video? We have a right to draw our own, um, conclusions from it.

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by intotheair
Wed Oct 17, 2018 9:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA's DEN-LHR seasonal service
Replies: 16
Views: 4180

Re: UA's DEN-LHR seasonal service

Any word on UAs effect on BA on this route? Just curious. There doesn't seem to be a material impact to BA based on passenger numbers. As of Aug 2018, BA was essentially flat YoY (+0.1%) for passengers in DEN, carrying a total of 133,772 so far this year. But, as we all know, passenger numbers are ...

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by intotheair
Wed Oct 17, 2018 8:57 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ethiopian drops ADD-DUB-LAX, adds ADD-LFW(Lomé)-LAX
Replies: 96
Views: 18138

Re: Ethiopian drop LAX

They were the cheapest option to anywhere. A lot of the TATL Star award tickets on UA this summer out of LAX went pretty fast, but there was plenty of inventory to be found on ET.

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by intotheair
Wed Oct 17, 2018 8:53 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Subtle differences in the same livery. Examples and why?
Replies: 42
Views: 6746

Re: Subtle differences in the same livery. Examples and why?

Painting an aircraft was also more difficult and less precise before the days of the computer. It's easier now to print and cut out the same masks at every shop every time.

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by intotheair
Tue Oct 09, 2018 1:01 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: ACV to DEN - on UA (Skywest)
Replies: 10
Views: 1773

Re: ACV to DEN - on UA (Skywest)

I'm surprised the CR2 gets good performance out of ACV. For some reason I thought it would be a solid CR7/EM7 market SBA/SBP/STS/ACV all have ~6,000' runways and have CR2 service to DEN, so I wouldn't expect many problems. Might get a little weight restricted on the westbound if there's low ceiling...

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by intotheair
Mon Oct 08, 2018 3:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Majors flying into another Major’s HUB?
Replies: 46
Views: 7954

Re: Majors flying into another Major’s HUB?

It's also important to remember that MIA is a high cost airport with a single dominant carrier. Airlines that aren't named AA can serve south Florida as a destination just fine from FLL. Sure, some people probably have reasons for preferring MIA over FLL, but my sense is that preference isn't as str...

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by intotheair
Sat Oct 06, 2018 9:55 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Will UA ever relaunch the RTW flight?
Replies: 37
Views: 4208

Re: Will UA ever relaunch the RTW flight?

VC10er wrote:
I was joking- if there ever was a “cruise-like” RTW trip for people with the time and money- it would not be United.
I’d much rather see UA flying to more places than to do a PanAm 001.


Fair enough, though the Four Seasons flights aren't too far off from your fantasy!

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by intotheair
Sat Oct 06, 2018 9:28 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LH closing SJC
Replies: 120
Views: 18983

Re: LH closing SJC

While the flight may have been good for those who live near SJC, that's only half the story. How well was SJC advertised as a San Fran alternative? How many non-US folks know where San Jose is and immediately associate it with "Bay Area"? This is a good point. SJC might have marginal conv...

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by intotheair
Sat Oct 06, 2018 8:30 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Will UA ever relaunch the RTW flight?
Replies: 37
Views: 4208

Re: Will UA ever relaunch the RTW flight?

It would have to be something that was more akin to a cruise that a flight- for all the reasons above. This would NEVER HAPPEN, but if it was EWR-LHR-CDG-VENICE-DUBROVNIK-IST-ETC-ETC-ETC-ETC-ETC-SFO-EWR...where a 77W was all Polaris except for a living room kinda longe and showers, and folks could ...

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by intotheair
Thu Oct 04, 2018 5:28 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Airlines orders 9 787-9's
Replies: 172
Views: 30681

Re: United Airlines orders 9 787-9's

*Sigh* four more years of this A350 talk... I think if UA had the option to cancel without penalty, they probably would have. But they can't, and the current deal on the books to substantially replace the 77Es is probably the best compromise. All the people who brokered the most recent Airbus deal a...

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by intotheair
Tue Oct 02, 2018 9:59 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet Upgrade Status - 2018
Replies: 2231
Views: 294026

Re: United Fleet Upgrade Status - 2018

I agree that I don't think the 77A on the transcons is ideal. From what I remember, they only started putting that plane on the former p.s. routes when they made BOS-SFO all lie flats and they didn't have enough 752s to cover all the routes.

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by intotheair
Sun Sep 30, 2018 8:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet Upgrade Status - 2018
Replies: 2231
Views: 294026

Re: United Fleet Upgrade Status - 2018

Not a United controlled problem, but I have the same reaction as you about the public restrooms at DEN. Must be all the altitude changes and coffee causing some explosive decompressions, but the bathrooms at DEN are flat out raunchy. I am with you on that one. They are not the worst airport bathroo...

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by intotheair
Fri Sep 28, 2018 9:37 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What's Next for Denver (2018 version)
Replies: 57
Views: 8204

Re: What's Next for Denver (2018 version)

The biggest issue I see with the E/W concourse is check in counter space along with traffic flow for cars/buses. I already feel that there isn't enough room for drop offs/pickups and if you go during busy times, there can be long lines to get through passenger pickup. Building out the EW terminals ...

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by intotheair
Fri Sep 28, 2018 5:26 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: San Francisco Bay Area Aviation 2018
Replies: 69
Views: 4875

Re: San Francisco Bay Area Aviation 2018

From my handle, you can tell that I'm located in the MRY area. That said, it's been years since I flew in/out of MRY. It costs more, but mostly I've spent too many hours stuck in a foggy airport thinking about how I could have driven to SJC or SFO in less time. At least the parking is "free&qu...

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by intotheair
Thu Sep 27, 2018 9:58 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Reno/Tahoe to Europe
Replies: 38
Views: 3668

Re: Reno/Tahoe to Europe

I used the direct Condor flight to Las Vegas as well. I had to attend a trade show. But when the show was over I did what most Germans do who come to Vegas: They spend a night or two in town, see the sights, visit a show, spend some money gambling. But then they get a rental car for a one, two or t...

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by intotheair
Thu Sep 27, 2018 5:38 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Reno/Tahoe to Europe
Replies: 38
Views: 3668

Re: Reno/Tahoe to Europe

That seems like a stretch to say the least.

A better idea might be to push for a TATL flight out of SMF.

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by intotheair
Thu Sep 27, 2018 5:23 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: San Francisco Bay Area Aviation 2018
Replies: 69
Views: 4875

Re: San Francisco Bay Area Aviation 2018

Could KMRY, Monterey Regional Airport, be included in this discussion or is it too far away from the Bay Area? I'd like to make this forum friendly and open, so sure. Monterey is close enough :). I started a Central Coast thread a while ago for MRY, SBP, SMX, and SBA. There was a little bit of a co...

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by intotheair
Thu Sep 27, 2018 3:43 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What's Next for Denver (2018 version)
Replies: 57
Views: 8204

Re: What's Next for Denver (2018 version)

Plus, how many gates does DEN ultimately need? After the current expansions, they will have roughly 176 (if I am doing my math correctly) and there will still be room to expand A and C a little bit to the east and west respectively. They could have roughly 200 when A, B and C are fully built out, a...

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by intotheair
Wed Sep 26, 2018 7:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA DEN-LHR
Replies: 31
Views: 6240

Re: UA DEN-LHR

There's no "extra" EWR service over the winter; it's 5x year-round. EWR-LHR is 4x on certain days during the slowest periods of winter, but it still occupies a slot pair. If it were used less, UA could risk loss of the slot due to anti-squatting measures. UA has 16 winter slot pairs and 1...

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by intotheair
Wed Sep 26, 2018 4:05 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What's Next for Denver (2018 version)
Replies: 57
Views: 8204

Re: What's Next for Denver (2018 version)

Dusting off this thread...... Did DIA ever decide on what to do after A, B and C are fully built out? Will they build D and E, or are they going to build the two new linear concourses adjacent to the Jeppesen Terminal first and delay D and E? They're leaving both options open, but the most recent m...

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by intotheair
Tue Sep 25, 2018 2:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA DEN-LHR
Replies: 31
Views: 6240

Re: UA DEN-LHR

It is still seasonal but has been filed to return next year. I'm sure someone else can do the math quickly, but I believe UA has always had one LHR slot that has been seasonal. It was used to increase summer frequency on EWR in the past. There just aren't enough slots to justify using one on DEN-LHR...

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by intotheair
Tue Sep 25, 2018 9:35 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United's IAH-SYD flight progress.
Replies: 97
Views: 17665

Re: United's IAH-SYD flight progress.

Meh. I'm sure it would be nice if there were still a non-aligned Australian carrier for UA to codeshare with, but I doubt UA is losing any sleep over it. UA has its bases covered with SYD and MEL. Any passengers going beyond that are probably going to choose QF or VA anyway. I suppose UA could alway...

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by intotheair
Mon Sep 24, 2018 4:08 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why hasn't UA deployed 77W on the longest 77E routes?
Replies: 15
Views: 2980

Re: Why hasn't UA deployed 77W on the longest 77E routes?

EWR-HKG on the 77W wouldn't be such a hard swap so long as there are enough frames. It wouldn't surprise me to see that happen at some point.

ORD-HKG on the 77W is unlikely as ORD right now doesn't have any 77W routes.

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by intotheair
Mon Sep 24, 2018 12:21 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Expansion At SFO
Replies: 33
Views: 7411

Re: Expansion At SFO

The new control tower is finished, T1 is being fully rebuilt, and the new hotel is under construction. T1 is going to take a while, but after that, the master plan calls for Boarding Area H to be built along with the eventual redevelopment and expansion of the rest of T3. https://www.flysfo.com/abou...

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by intotheair
Sat Sep 22, 2018 7:24 am
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: Dorkfest 2018 LAX
Replies: 4
Views: 1401

Re: Dorkfest 2018 LAX

I would have loved to go but I always end up out of town on the weekend he chooses. I hope everyone has fun! That In-N-Out is always a great time even on any other day or night.

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by intotheair
Thu Sep 20, 2018 6:18 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Detroit ranked best connection hub in America by J. D. Power
Replies: 57
Views: 5512

Re: Detroit ranked best connection hub in America by J. D. Power

I think naming Detroit the best connecting hub from this study is a bit of a stretch. I'm not saying that Detroit is not a good connecting hub, but this study was not ranking best airports to connect in. The study was ranking airports by passenger satisfaction. The six criteria included "termi...

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by intotheair
Wed Sep 19, 2018 3:07 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why did UA dehub MIA?
Replies: 74
Views: 10207

Re: Why did UA dehub MIA?

Always the wrong question on this topic... Correct question: how did United go from afocus city to having just a few express flights a day in MIA? Hubs close... but this was pretty dramatic! Okay, I get the crazy draw down, but MIA is not just a few express flights a day. Today, for instance sees t...

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by intotheair
Fri Sep 14, 2018 3:18 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Livery
Replies: 1
Views: 1293

Re: United Livery

Looks like just some fun trivia on the Instagram story. I think we're still a few years out from seeing a new UA livery, though it's sounding like the plans for it are starting to slowly materialize. I knew that "tulip" was not an official name for that logo, but I did not know it was offi...

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by intotheair
Tue Sep 11, 2018 7:29 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Did United ever serve Gatwick?
Replies: 13
Views: 2519

Re: Did United ever serve Gatwick?

And while we are on the topic, the original planning when UA received authority to fly ORD-LHR, was to have have hourly service between the two cities. But again lack of airplanes killed that idea. That plus from what I remember, the original terms of the agreement were very restrictive to UA on OR...

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by intotheair
Tue Sep 11, 2018 5:39 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Did United ever serve Gatwick?
Replies: 13
Views: 2519

Re: Did United ever serve Gatwick?

The caption of that photo says UA did charters into LGW before getting all the LHR slots: UA5880 arriving at the satellite. UA operated a series of charters into LGW during '83. This was before PA's demise and UA's take-over of the PA network. Del 11/12/70. WFU 01/05/97. Parted out at Ardmore 02/99.

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