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by tpaewr
Wed Feb 20, 2019 10:51 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: United Financials and Global Service
Replies: 11
Views: 1197

Re: United Financials and Global Service

GS are with out doubt UA best and most important customers. Unfortunately UA for years behaved as if they were their ONLY customers gaining the reputation that comes with that. The backbone of a business still needs the fingers and toes. Long term investing in everyone’s experience will benifit ever...

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by tpaewr
Thu Feb 14, 2019 5:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Did United ever have a 747 base at EWR?
Replies: 31
Views: 4332

Re: Did United ever have a 747 base at EWR?

UA never had a 744 base at EWR. 777s were regularly seen till LHR was dropped. But I do not believe they were based there either.

CO did has 741s and 742s from EWR into the 90s and also flew JFK-HNL-SYD but that was spoke of the HNL hub. Like YVR-HNL

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by tpaewr
Tue Feb 12, 2019 6:09 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Big Bang actress rants about United
Replies: 62
Views: 15403

Re: Big Bang actress rants about United

This is such a nonstory. Should the plane be held for her because she is on a randon TV show, even if it perhaps risks 10 down line folks misconnecting on the other end? Or maybe the crew times out and the whole flight is canceled.

People self importance is just redic sometimes

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by tpaewr
Tue Jan 29, 2019 3:17 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Perhaps United is waiting on a new livery because they might change their name?? Thoughts....
Replies: 32
Views: 3573

Re: Perhaps United is waiting on a new livery because they might change their name?? Thoughts....

This week in Chicago moving the HQ to anywhere else seems much more pressing than a name change! Lol

But Houston does have amazing food, j/s.

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by tpaewr
Mon Jan 28, 2019 4:37 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates intends to fly HAM-JFK
Replies: 115
Views: 16443

Re: Emirates intends to fly HAM-JFK

I recall the first time EK flew this everyone predicted they would run CO out of town.

Then in the end it was EK that left. It will be interesting to see if the UA/LH JV responds to EK return.

I would like to hope they will. But UA has never been as aggressive as CO was.

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by tpaewr
Fri Jan 25, 2019 3:46 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Instead of Merging with Delta, should Northwest have gone with American?
Replies: 40
Views: 5046

Re: Instead of Merging with Delta, should Northwest have gone with American?

klm617 wrote:
No Northwest should have stuck with Continental.




I and I think a lot of folks at both CO and NW always expected us to merger. I think it would have been a much smoother process.

UA brought the prize that is SFO but years of strife and disfunction really wasn’t worth it.

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by tpaewr
Wed Jan 23, 2019 5:45 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why doesn’t DL and AA fly NYC-Asia?
Replies: 61
Views: 9792

Re: Why doesn’t DL and AA fly NYC-Asia?

Because despite that is conflicts with a-net orthodoxy, EWR is a vastly more powerful hub than LGA and/or JFK. UA inherited this jewel from CO. And sadly hasn’t added anything to it, mostly due to the under development and huge potential at SFO. But both AA & DL would swap all of LGA & JFK f...

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by tpaewr
Wed Jan 23, 2019 5:35 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Would it be better if United shifted their Newark Hub to JFK?
Replies: 104
Views: 14622

Re: Would it be better if United shifted their Newark Hub to JFK?

I would love that!! As a PMUA LAX flyer I always used United to JFK dince the 1990s. I loved UAs service to JFK both on the ground and i. The air! JFK was a great airport to fly into. They really need to open up JFK again co sider movi g routes from EWR. I now fly Delta to JFK instead and the servi...

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by tpaewr
Tue Jan 22, 2019 2:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Would it be better if United shifted their Newark Hub to JFK?
Replies: 104
Views: 14622

Re: Would it be better if United shifted their Newark Hub to JFK?

No And I don't know why they would need any sort of presence at JFK. They have a huge hub at EWR and they also serve NYC via LGA. United's current president sees the need for a presence at JFK. He called team Smisek's decision to leave JFK a mistake: https://skift.com/2017/04/21/united-airlines-pre...

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by tpaewr
Tue Jan 22, 2019 6:12 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Would it be better if United shifted their Newark Hub to JFK?
Replies: 104
Views: 14622

Re: Would it be better if United shifted their Newark Hub to JFK?

Should UA dehub IAD because it is really in Virginia? CVG decline as a hub is rooted in the fact it is in Kentucky.

Why are people obsessed with devaluing EWR because it falls a few miles outside NY state line.


It speaks of a intense ignorance of NYC and the market in general.

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by tpaewr
Sun Jan 13, 2019 5:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why is SQ non-stop flying to EWR and not JFK like the other flight via FRA?
Replies: 75
Views: 15066

Re: Why is SQ non-stop flying to EWR and not JFK like the other flight via FRA?

I wonder how bandwidth is used each year because an imaginary line places EWR in NJ rather than NY.

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by tpaewr
Mon Jan 07, 2019 8:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta flight number question
Replies: 36
Views: 3290

Re: What’s in a Delta flight number?

They also, as do other airlines, try to honor a locally-significant number for particular flights. For instance, Delta is one of several airlines at IND that has a flight 500 (IND-CDG) to honor the Indy 500. I believe AS (IND-SEA) UA (IND-SFO) and AA (IND-PHX) also do the same. We have a couple 317...

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by tpaewr
Mon Jan 07, 2019 4:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta flight number question
Replies: 36
Views: 3290

Re: What’s in a Delta flight number?

I dont want to open a new thread, so Ill just post my question here: I noticed that Delta uses a lot of flight numbers double, for the outward flight as well as for the return flight. An example MD88 shows following flights: DL827 ATL-RIC DL827 RIC-ATL DL2342 ATL-BDL DL2342 BDL-ATL DL1695 ATL-CMH D...

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by tpaewr
Mon Jan 07, 2019 4:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta flight number question
Replies: 36
Views: 3290

Re: What’s in a Delta flight number?

I dont want to open a new thread, so Ill just post my question here: I noticed that Delta uses a lot of flight numbers double, for the outward flight as well as for the return flight. An example MD88 shows following flights: DL827 ATL-RIC DL827 RIC-ATL DL2342 ATL-BDL DL2342 BDL-ATL DL1695 ATL-CMH D...

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by tpaewr
Sat Jan 05, 2019 8:04 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet/Network Thread - 2019
Replies: 539
Views: 90872

Re: United Fleet/Network Thread - 2019

763: N686UA, former N592UA ferried GYR-VCV 2703/3Jan. Storage or Paint? 772: N76010 entered AMA paint 2736/2Jan, first pmCO repaint in years. Thank God! So much of the sCO fleet looks and feels like it hasn’t been touched since the merger. The 752 are likely the worst. But I flew a sCO 777 HKG-EWR ...

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by tpaewr
Fri Jan 04, 2019 7:43 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet/Network Thread - 2019
Replies: 539
Views: 90872

Re: United Fleet/Network Thread - 2019

763: N686UA, former N592UA ferried GYR-VCV 2703/3Jan. Storage or Paint? 772: N76010 entered AMA paint 2736/2Jan, first pmCO repaint in years. Thank God! So much of the sCO fleet looks and feels like it hasn’t been touched since the merger. The 752 are likely the worst. But I flew a sCO 777 HKG-EWR ...

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by tpaewr
Thu Jan 03, 2019 10:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet/Network Thread - 2019
Replies: 539
Views: 90872

Re: United Fleet/Network Thread - 2019

Ok, I’m at the old upstairs United Club at EWR right now. I asked as I always do: “any news yet on a new PERMANENT United Club solution?” And this time I got 3 receptionists, in harmony answer “yes!” “A new floor is being built on top of the first (newest concourse, like gates 130....etc) so the se...

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by tpaewr
Thu Jan 03, 2019 1:26 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet/Network Thread - 2019
Replies: 539
Views: 90872

Re: United Fleet/Network Thread - 2019

Ok, I’m at the old upstairs United Club at EWR right now. I asked as I always do: “any news yet on a new PERMANENT United Club solution?” And this time I got 3 receptionists, in harmony answer “yes!” “A new floor is being built on top of the first (newest concourse, like gates 130....etc) so the se...

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by tpaewr
Sat Dec 29, 2018 8:17 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The history and creation of the “Slimline” seats?
Replies: 38
Views: 6235

Re: The history and creation of the “Slimline” seats?

Then about 15 years ago, I flew from EWR to LAS I noticed that my Continental seat wasn’t much more than the old checkered cloth seat that was basically just very taught fabric around a metal frame- IF there was cushioning on the back, I certainly didn’t feel it. It was extremely uncomfortable and ...

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by tpaewr
Sat Dec 29, 2018 8:12 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The history and creation of the “Slimline” seats?
Replies: 38
Views: 6235

Re: The history and creation of the “Slimline” seats?

Then about 15 years ago, I flew from EWR to LAS I noticed that my Continental seat wasn’t much more than the old checkered cloth seat that was basically just very taught fabric around a metal frame- IF there was cushioning on the back, I certainly didn’t feel it. It was extremely uncomfortable and ...

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by tpaewr
Wed Dec 26, 2018 7:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United announces new employee incentive program; focus on D:00 departures
Replies: 81
Views: 12392

Re: United announces new employee incentive program; focus on D:00 departures

The problem with these programs is the have evolved from a unifiying rally point into endless points of contention. Last time people went ape sh*t and wanted to kill Scott over the now scuttled plan. Everyone has lost sight of the fact that it is a bonus and not a benefit they are somehow entitled t...

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by tpaewr
Sun Dec 23, 2018 2:33 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet Upgrade Status - 2018
Replies: 2602
Views: 361857

Re: United Fleet Upgrade Status - 2018

I think you are correct and we probably agree. Yes, there is obviously still a lot to be done and big changes at an airline (especially the size of United) are both expensive and slow. But for the top folks at United, who seem very optimistic and motivated to create a great turn around it is FUN. I...

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by tpaewr
Wed Dec 19, 2018 12:42 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet Upgrade Status - 2018
Replies: 2602
Views: 361857

Re: United Fleet Upgrade Status - 2018

UAX Update: CR2: N862AS (2001 build) has joined the ExpressJet fleet as UAX (globe) ER4: N836HK has rejoined the TransStates floater fleet in House livery N832HK has rejoined the TransStates floater fleet in House livery N845HK has rejoined the TransStates UAX fleet in Globe livery ExpressJet has b...

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by tpaewr
Tue Dec 18, 2018 7:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Italy Announces MXP-ORD
Replies: 36
Views: 4476

Re: Air Italy Announces MXP-ORD

Things usually go well for new airlines that expand their longhaul profiles so rapidly They're not a new airline, only a new name for quite an old airline. Before switching their name to Air Italy they were known as Meridiana. Furthermore, I assume you forgot to include the word "don't". ...

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by tpaewr
Sun Dec 16, 2018 1:37 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Future expansion of United in Chicago O'Hare
Replies: 43
Views: 7701

Re: Future expansion of United in Chicago O'Hare

ORD will never have a unique long haul destination. Those will go the coastal gateways EWR or SFO.

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by tpaewr
Sat Dec 15, 2018 4:18 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Did United/Continental Ever Fly Mainland US - Guam?
Replies: 55
Views: 8283

Re: Did United/Continental Ever Fly Mainland US - Guam?

Definitely not CO. They didn't even have anything that could make the distance from their mainland gateways until 1998, and they never used those. CO started flying the 747 on June 26, 1970 - I'm fairly certain it could make it from their LAX gateway. Fair enough. I was thinking Houston and Denver,...

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by tpaewr
Fri Dec 14, 2018 9:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Did United/Continental Ever Fly Mainland US - Guam?
Replies: 55
Views: 8283

Re: Did United/Continental Ever Fly Mainland US - Guam?

You are mistaken, that route was not flown non - stop by Continental or CMI I wonder if I can access my OnePass statements via the United Airlines Mileage Plus Desk. I remember that very long phone call when I called Continental Reservations at 1-800-525-0280, I was transferred to international res...

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by tpaewr
Fri Dec 14, 2018 7:55 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Did United/Continental Ever Fly Mainland US - Guam?
Replies: 55
Views: 8283

Re: Did United/Continental Ever Fly Mainland US - Guam?

We seriously looked at LAX-GUM in the mid 2000s with a 767-200ER. Roundtrip connectivity beyond GUM simply wasn’t sufficient to close the business case on the highest CASM widebody, which only had a few more seats than our 757-200s. It would have interesting to see what would have came from the pla...

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by tpaewr
Wed Dec 12, 2018 5:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA announces SFO-DEL/MEL/YYZ; Expands AKL/AMS/PPT/ICN.
Replies: 507
Views: 69783

Re: United Airlines CEO to Make Historic Route Announcement Tomorrow (12/12)

https://twitter.com/WandrMe/status/1072902716542849030



I hope there is more. That is just connecting dots. I mean not one new city added. Much less a “historic” expansion. I am underwhelmed.
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qf789 wrote:



I hope there is more. That is just connecting dots. I mean not one new city added. Much less a “historic” expansion. I am underwhelmed.

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by tpaewr
Wed Dec 12, 2018 4:24 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA announces SFO-DEL/MEL/YYZ; Expands AKL/AMS/PPT/ICN.
Replies: 507
Views: 69783

Re: United Airlines CEO to Make Historic Route Announcement Tomorrow (12/12)

if it is truly a "historic" announcement, it has to be something that is not currently linked or served outside of a ORD-TLV. I think the only historic routes would be a SFO-GUM connection and a JNB / ADD route. I agree, there is nothing “historic” about LOS both CO and and UA flew there....

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by tpaewr
Sun Dec 09, 2018 10:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Did United/Continental Ever Fly Mainland US - Guam?
Replies: 55
Views: 8283

Re: Did United/Continental Ever Fly Mainland US - Guam?

CMI flights per the old CO contract could never touch the 48 states on the FA side , also all cock pit crew were CO pilots. Hence all flights from GUM too HNL were CMI cabin crew and all HNL too IAH LAX and EWR were CAL inflight. So if CO were too have start a direct GUM- to LAX IAH EWR,SFO direct ...

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by tpaewr
Sun Dec 09, 2018 6:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Will Air Italy be the national carrier in Italy?
Replies: 34
Views: 5306

Re: Will Air Italy be the national carrier in Italy?

I think the confusion is rooted in the OP speaking of an informal status as if it was something official.

Most western nations no longer have “national” airlines in a formal manner and haven’t for some time.

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by tpaewr
Sat Dec 08, 2018 5:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Did United/Continental Ever Fly Mainland US - Guam?
Replies: 55
Views: 8283

Re: Did United/Continental Ever Fly Mainland US - Guam?

I believe it was BN briefly with a 74L.

CO did fly ferry flights nonstop but never anything with pax. The issue if I recall was the run way length in GUM. You could have fuel or pax but not both for a nonstop

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by tpaewr
Thu Dec 06, 2018 11:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet Upgrade Status - 2018
Replies: 2602
Views: 361857

Re: United Fleet Upgrade Status - 2018

I am currently on 6447 and I am impressed. The average passenger would think this was a brand new plane. Everything was refreshed.

The details are well done. Subtle lighting and clever incorporation of the logo all over the aircraft. Very well done.

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by tpaewr
Fri Nov 30, 2018 7:27 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Article: AA Flight Attendant Told the CEO: Our Standards 'Suck' Compared With United's and Delta's.
Replies: 159
Views: 24078

Re: Article: AA Flight Attendant Told the CEO: Our Standards 'Suck' Compared With United's and Delta's.

And CZ, HU, MU, CA all have better service than any North American carrier. I am always kinda confused by the Asian carrier fetish so many people have. I have flown some that I felt had a solid product like NH and TG. But I found others like CA and MU greatly lacking. The food CA served in F wound ...

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by tpaewr
Fri Nov 16, 2018 5:25 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why doesnt UA level Terminal C EWR?
Replies: 109
Views: 12524

Re: Why doesnt UA level Terminal C EWR?

B737900ER wrote:
Because it would cost eleventy billion dollars and take 25 years. This is PANYNJ we’re talking about.



Best reply ever!!! Lol


Seriously if any UA hub needs leveled and rebuilt it is IAD. But the money isn’t there to support much investment at IAD so just glad it is sticking around unlike CLE.

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by tpaewr
Wed Nov 14, 2018 6:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: When Did United Fully Phase Out Battleship Grey?
Replies: 97
Views: 12716

Re: When Did United Fully Phase Out Battleship Grey?

I had the chance to fly on a 777 in battleship grey a couple times both post-merger. Both also has the old F and J seating. It was an interesting peek into the past. The old J seat was basically what W is today. And the old F is Polaris J with more open space. Everything old is new again! I believe ...

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by tpaewr
Wed Nov 14, 2018 6:03 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Did DL ever fly SLC-NRT?
Replies: 32
Views: 3995

Re: Did DL ever fly SLC-NRT?

:banghead: :banghead: :banghead: dammit try this again. PDX-NRT came over from Northwest and had nothing to do with SLC -NRT. I guess I already knew that PDX-NRT was started by NW, but the SLC route I didn't know about, which is where I got confused... ;) PDX was a directly inherited legacy NW rout...

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by tpaewr
Sat Nov 10, 2018 9:23 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: What's next for EWR route wise?
Replies: 16
Views: 2676

Re: What's next for EWR route wise?

UA did apply for a second daily PVG (which I highly doubt they will receive). Down the road, I could see them adding 787 service to ICN. A far off dream would be EWR-JNB on a 789. EWR-JNB would be an awesome addition. CO briefly offered EWR-DKK-JNB with a World M11, but it was short lived. All the ...

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by tpaewr
Sat Nov 10, 2018 6:32 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why did UA cut JFK-HKG?
Replies: 26
Views: 4635

Re: Why did UA cut JFK-HKG?

Why did UA feel the need to respond to CO starting EWR-HKG? It would make more sense if UA was responding to AA starting ORD-XXX or DL starting LAX-ZZZ, etc; where UA would be trying to protect their market share at their hubs. JFK wasn't a hub for UA so there wasn't much market share to protect. W...

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by tpaewr
Thu Nov 08, 2018 6:33 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: One year since UA has retired 747
Replies: 14
Views: 1955

Re: One year since UA has retired 747

In all fairnesss to the 747 it was just the result of neglect. Nothing was intrinsically wrong about the aircraft type. Remember the 763 “Ghetto Birds”. Much of the sUA fleet needed some TLC. Sadly the 747 was not considered a good ROI. As much as I would like say that was a mistake I couldn’t help ...

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by tpaewr
Wed Nov 07, 2018 4:06 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: EWR prior to UA and CO merger
Replies: 48
Views: 5026

Re: EWR prior to UA and CO merger

September11 wrote:
EWR was originally a relieve airport for LGA and JFK?



The UK is also a break away colony of the United States.

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by tpaewr
Tue Nov 06, 2018 3:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA should consider launching flights to Asia from JFK
Replies: 40
Views: 5567

Re: AA should consider launching flights to Asia from JFK

The only successful NYC-Asia service was CO, built of having a true ominidirectional hub EWR. Combined now with United‘s traditional strength in Asia, I don’t see anyone else having the chance
. Least of all AA

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by tpaewr
Mon Nov 05, 2018 7:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United takes delivery of first Boeing 787-10
Replies: 101
Views: 24078

Re: United takes delivery of first Boeing 787-10

In a quick glance it looks like a 764, which is fitting as they run on similar missions

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by tpaewr
Wed Oct 31, 2018 10:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 10 yrs since DELTA & NORTHWEST merge!
Replies: 133
Views: 12773

Re: 10 yrs since DELTA & NORTHWEST merge!

Ten years and two days, in fact. I'm wearing my Northwest tie today. The merger was not exciting for all of us--while better economic security and a broader network were great, relocating away from a city I liked for fewer career prospects than before (fewer headquarters jobs available) was not fun...

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by tpaewr
Tue Oct 30, 2018 11:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA starts SFO to Papeete today, increases to year-round service
Replies: 42
Views: 7719

Re: UA starts SFO-PPT today, increases to year-round service

UA’s inaugural 3-weekly SFO-PPT flight departed this afternoon with a very healthy load (no doubt some press on board) operated by 787-8. Exciting news that the route will now be year-round - originally announced as seasonal. When was the last time a US airline served PPT? (If at all) It was ironic...

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by tpaewr
Tue Oct 30, 2018 5:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Can IAD cut it for a UA SE Hub?
Replies: 107
Views: 11346

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

Only on a-net will so many want a DC airport to serve the South but flat out reject that EWR serves NYC!!!

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by tpaewr
Tue Oct 30, 2018 4:20 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Did United operate EWR-NRT prior to merger with CO
Replies: 37
Views: 5413

Re: Did United operate EWR-NRT prior to merger with CO

When was EWR-NRT discontinued? I believe early 1997. During this time UA also tried out flying EWR-SEA/SAN, IIRC. They also flew EWR-MIA until 1999. UA dabbled a bit in EWR in the 90s. When they tried EWR-BOS however there was a bit a of a old school response. CO launched BOS-ORD SAN-ORD and LAX-SF...

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by tpaewr
Fri Oct 26, 2018 4:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why did UA cut JFK-HKG?
Replies: 26
Views: 4635

Re: Why did UA cut JFK-HKG?

http://www.cnn.com/2001/WORLD/asiapcf/e ... index.html
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Here is a link from the time. Basically as stated, it was a knee jerk reaction to CO. It was a short lived bust.

http://www.cnn.com/2001/WORLD/asiapcf/e ... index.html

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