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by tpaewr
Fri Oct 19, 2018 5:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why did UA get rid of so many PW 757’s
Replies: 52
Views: 9908

Re: Why did UA get rid of so many PW 757’s

At the time, they were casualties of the then cost-cutting management philosophy with the post merger United. On top of that, they badly needed avionics and interior upgrades at the time, The management at the time had zero growth strategy, was in cost cutting mode and felt it unnecessary to invest...

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by tpaewr
Thu Oct 18, 2018 8:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United ends Hamburg for good
Replies: 69
Views: 12368

Re: United ends Hamburg for good

Not really from a F and J perspective. The resolution of say the screens on the 3-class 763s in premium is superior to the ex-CO 757s flying TATL. Only exception is the Y cabin but even the 757s have more dated screens than say the PS 757s or any Delta Domestic 757 that has been refurbished. Plus w...

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by tpaewr
Thu Oct 18, 2018 8:54 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United ends Hamburg for good
Replies: 69
Views: 12368

Re: United ends Hamburg for good

Funny how some of these comments are turning this into a Continental Vs. United thread. Don't kid yourself, the 757-224s were just as worn down at a 767-322. And Smisek didn't know anything about running a merger as he almost went to jail for the "Chairman's Flight." Short term memories f...

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by tpaewr
Thu Oct 18, 2018 5:05 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United ends Hamburg for good
Replies: 69
Views: 12368

Re: United ends Hamburg for good

What could the airport have said or done, something airline friendly like "let's make things better for United"? They clearly weren't about to. First of all, you can forget about that parking zone in front of the terminal, your time spent trying to get to the counter (and not get run over...

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by tpaewr
Tue Oct 16, 2018 8:20 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United ends Hamburg for good
Replies: 69
Views: 12368

Re: United ends Hamburg for good

Longtime follower, first post so apologies for any unintended stupid things :smile: OAG and German newspaper Hamburger Abendblatt just confirmed that United has left Hamburg for good and will not resume the EWR flight next year. I don't want to start a discussion on why UA leaves, this has been dis...

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by tpaewr
Mon Oct 15, 2018 5:26 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: OAG Changes 10/14/2018: HUGE UA Change, Numerous Routes Added and Dropped
Replies: 127
Views: 18179

Re: OAG Changes 10/14/2018: HUGE UA Change, Numerous Routes Added and Dropped

Bummer on the EWR-HAM route going away. I was planning on booking that flight in a few weeks actually for next June. If only they would move that to IAD now. Yes, it is unfortunate. HAM joins a long list with BFS, CPG, OSL, BHX, BRS, STR, etc that have gone away. If it didn’t work from EWR I don’t ...

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by tpaewr
Mon Oct 15, 2018 3:16 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: OAG Changes 10/14/2018: HUGE UA Change, Numerous Routes Added and Dropped
Replies: 127
Views: 18179

Re: OAG Changes 10/14/2018: HUGE UA Change, Numerous Routes Added and Dropped

Bummer on the EWR-HAM route going away. I was planning on booking that flight in a few weeks actually for next June. If only they would move that to IAD now. Yes, it is unfortunate. HAM joins a long list with BFS, CPG, OSL, BHX, BRS, STR, etc that have gone away. If it didn’t work from EWR I don’t ...

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by tpaewr
Mon Oct 15, 2018 2:57 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet Upgrade Status - 2018
Replies: 2068
Views: 266843

Re: United Fleet Upgrade Status - 2018

On the 757-200 spreadsheet, what is the "New Seats Reported?" Are the sCO 757s getting a new type of seat, or are only the seat covers being renovated to the leather type instead of the cloth type? Just getting new seat covers. Anything about interior refurbishment or renovation? I was on...

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by tpaewr
Sat Oct 06, 2018 11:46 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Will UA ever relaunch the RTW flight?
Replies: 37
Views: 4106

Re: Will UA ever relaunch the RTW flight?

jetero wrote:
No.


My understanding was UA did. But with restrictions. Such as regardless of equipment HKG-DEL could never exceed the capacity of a 763, even when flown with a 744. But a old school sUAer would know better.

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by tpaewr
Sat Oct 06, 2018 4:05 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Will UA ever relaunch the RTW flight?
Replies: 37
Views: 4106

Re: Will UA ever relaunch the RTW flight?

I would LOVE If that would happen, but the age JV combined with aircraft like the 787 have sent all this to the dust bin of history. LH handles conx via Europe to India while NH does the same over NRT. On top of all this are the non stops launched by CO years ago and the impact of the Gulf carriers ...

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by tpaewr
Fri Oct 05, 2018 8:55 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Airlines orders 9 787-9's
Replies: 172
Views: 30309

Re: United Airlines orders 9 787-9's

It doesn’t mean an order is in the works by any means but interesting that the new wide body hanger in IAH is built to accommodate both the 77W & the 777-9

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by tpaewr
Tue Oct 02, 2018 6:25 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Airlines orders 9 787-9's
Replies: 172
Views: 30309

Re: United Airlines orders 9 787-9's

This is how UA operates, incremental orders instead of huge splashy ones. Congrats to UA and Boeing! No, this is how co operates. UA didn't order piecemeal, instead they made large order announcements. You really need to adjust to the merger reality. At this point if you are still hung up on CO/UA ...

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by tpaewr
Sat Sep 29, 2018 10:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why did DL/UA cut NRT-JFK-NRT?
Replies: 113
Views: 14564

Re: Why did DL/UA cut NRT-JFK-NRT?

I think the early 90's Delta flight route was PDX-SEL-TPE-BKK .. unless my memory is failing me. I took it several times...on MD11's. Jim I was at the Delta Flight Museum last weekend and they have a incredible collection of items from DL,NW,WA, & PA. I think your memory serves you well. Delta ...

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by tpaewr
Sat Sep 29, 2018 12:13 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: jetBlue transatlantic route
Replies: 55
Views: 9031

Re: jetBlue transatlantic route

I think it will in many ways mirror the build up CO did from EWR with 752s in the 90s & 00s. You’ll start in the UK and see growth from there.

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by tpaewr
Tue Sep 25, 2018 9:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why no US carriers fly to BNE from mainland?
Replies: 30
Views: 3208

Re: Why no US carriers fly to BNE from mainland?

Well United did fly to Brisbane (and Cairns as well). Where did UA fly from? I know CNS was inherited from CO from GUM. Years prior in the days of Continental HNL hub both BNE & CNS has service XXX-HNL but I wasn’t aware of old UA flying there. Was it nonstop or a tag? If BNE returns I would ex...

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by tpaewr
Tue Sep 25, 2018 8:54 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United's IAH-SYD flight progress.
Replies: 62
Views: 8950

Re: United's IAH-SYD flight progress.

lydh wrote:
Can you imagine flying in a ratchet, decade-old Continental business class seat for 16 hours? No thanks.



Can you imagine that a short time ago people flew the 744 from the West Coast in the old IPTE J seat. If they survived that I am sure no one will pass away in the diamond seat on the sCO 787

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by tpaewr
Mon Sep 24, 2018 6:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why did DL/UA cut NRT-JFK-NRT?
Replies: 113
Views: 14564

Re: Why did DL/UA cut NRT-JFK-NRT?

True, it might have actually been less than 2 years actually. CO could've never operated EWR-NRT without the 777 with GE engines that they took delivery of in 1998. The longest flights CO operated before that was with the DC10 on routes like EWR-GRU and EWR-TLV. EWRTLV never flew with DC-10. At abo...

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by tpaewr
Mon Sep 24, 2018 5:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why did DL/UA cut NRT-JFK-NRT?
Replies: 113
Views: 14564

Re: Why did DL/UA cut NRT-JFK-NRT?

So much none factual history being claimed here. CO transpacific network had nothing to do with UA prior to the merger. EWR-NRT/HKG/PEK/PVG/ along with DEL &BOM age was organic growth. The only time pre merger UA played a role was UA took offense at CO entering EWR HKG and countered with JFK-HKG...

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by tpaewr
Mon Sep 24, 2018 12:01 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United's IAH-SYD flight progress.
Replies: 62
Views: 8950

Re: United's IAH-SYD flight progress.

Um, no. You must be thinking of AKL. No need for the attitude there pal. Was it AKL? UA announced AKL post merger and canceled it before it started, attributing it to the City approving an international terminal for HOU. The whole premise of your post—presented as very certain—was false. Actually A...

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by tpaewr
Fri Sep 21, 2018 6:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Eurowings announces Newark
Replies: 13
Views: 4104

Re: Eurowings announces Newark

drdisque wrote:
Since Eurowings is 100% controlled by Lufthansa I believe it is already included in A++ for TATL itineraries.



It would be interesting to know for sure, as in the past CO flew both EWR DUS and CGN at different times.

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by tpaewr
Thu Sep 20, 2018 8:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet Upgrade Status - 2018
Replies: 2068
Views: 266843

Re: United Fleet Upgrade Status - 2018

...The thing that really stuck out was the view out of the enormous windows, many 767s/772s, it could really be time to update that livery- the Polaris Lounge and the old CO tail simply don’t go together, (IMHO) I do have a super BOLD idea that would rock the planet! Once Polaris is nearly fully do...

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by tpaewr
Thu Sep 20, 2018 3:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA expanding Premium Economy, reducing J, in 788 fleet
Replies: 19
Views: 2838

Re: AA expanding Premium Economy, reducing J, in 788 fleet

I think the airlines are playing a dangerous game, though. Long-haul First Class has either vanished or become a niche product as a result of airlines improving their Business Class products to be virtually indistinguishable from (or better than) the First Class of years past, while Premium Economy...

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by tpaewr
Thu Sep 20, 2018 3:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why did DL/UA cut NRT-JFK-NRT?
Replies: 113
Views: 14564

Re: Why did DL/UA cut NRT-JFK-NRT?

The US-Asia lanscape has changed quite a bit over the last 10 years. For one thing, UA now has a JV with NH and AA has a JV with JL. Even though UA and AA don't serve JFK-NRT on their own metal, thier JV parters do. NRT has also been greatly de-emphasized as an Asian transit hub. UA now serves many...

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by tpaewr
Wed Sep 19, 2018 11:22 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Flat beds on narrowbodies
Replies: 20
Views: 3010

Re: Flat beds on narrowbodies

We have seen flat beds on 757s for years now.

What is new it that the 737/320 families are getting the range that make it worth the trouble on them as well.

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by tpaewr
Wed Sep 19, 2018 3:25 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA to Initially Base 787-10 at EWR
Replies: 75
Views: 2883

Re: UA to Initially Base 787-10 at EWR

I doubt we will see the equipment moving around as much in Oct as some think. The CO 777 and UA 777 will still tend to stay on their legacy hubs due to MX parts and support; even after the F/A groups are merged.

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by tpaewr
Mon Sep 17, 2018 3:01 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet Upgrade Status - 2018
Replies: 2068
Views: 266843

Re: United Fleet Upgrade Status - 2018

I’m about to get on a 767 to Geneva from EWR. The old BF seats I’m sure. Really wondering where those true Polaris 767’s are flying? It seems like most premium heavy TATL are 764’s? Do true Polaris 767’s ever fly from IAD? Yes, IAD does along with ORD, EWR, and IAH. They fly pretty much wherever a ...

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by tpaewr
Sat Sep 15, 2018 4:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why did UA dehub MIA?
Replies: 68
Views: 9089

Re: Why did UA dehub MIA?

[list=][/list]Being the 2nd hub player in any market it almost always a losing bet. DL in DFW, CO in DEN and UA in MIA. ORD is the about the only city that can support dual hubs long term. It will be interesting to see how LAX turns out. That said it is a shame it didn’t hang on. I think combined wi...

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by tpaewr
Fri Sep 14, 2018 7:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: COPA B39M Routes from PTY filed
Replies: 50
Views: 6958

Re: COPA 7M9 Routes from PTY filed

TPA was along with LAX & ANC one of the first cities to see the 7M9 from IAH

TPA-IAH had been seeing some heavy cargo loads this summer.

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by tpaewr
Fri Sep 14, 2018 7:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Jersey bill proposes tax hike for United only
Replies: 56
Views: 8784

Re: New Jersey bill proposes tax hike for United only

It is as was said above a “cornered cash cow”. The truth is IAD will never support the like of DEL, BOM, ATH, TXL, etc etc. Are you sure about that? IAD is one of the few markets that probably could. But it doesn’t. Why? 3 letters DCA. All the premium domestic traffic/feed goes there. If you combin...

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by tpaewr
Fri Sep 14, 2018 4:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Jersey bill proposes tax hike for United only
Replies: 56
Views: 8784

Re: New Jersey bill proposes tax hike for United only

Politicians are betting UA won't materially de-hub EWR. That's a safe bet. UA needs to serve the biggest market in the country and they won't be doing it from LGA or JFK in any big way. Keeping a tax break for smaller carriers provides competition to UA and helps keep pricing honest. That is clearl...

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by tpaewr
Thu Sep 13, 2018 11:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Jersey bill proposes tax hike for United only
Replies: 56
Views: 8784

New Jersey bill proposes tax hike for United only

From the DNU today. Absolutely absurd. Politics never ceases to amazing/disgust me. This is the memo in part- New Jersey bill proposes tax hike for United only On Thursday, New York/New Jersey President Jill Kaplan testified at the New Jersey Senate Transportation Committee hearing on proposed legis...

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by tpaewr
Sun Sep 09, 2018 5:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United at BWI: Giving up on Transatlantic connections?
Replies: 51
Views: 6574

Re: United at BWI: Giving up on Transatlantic connections?

The company had publicly stated what folks here are noting. Basically the limited capacity at EWR is too valuable to “waste” with connecting traffic when you are at the greatest O&D market on Earth to start with. IAD will have the flow traffic shift toward it. This will be less ideal in some cas...

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by tpaewr
Fri Sep 07, 2018 10:35 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Did United operate EWR-NRT prior to merger with CO
Replies: 30
Views: 3865

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

viewtopic.php?t=252449


Searching the photo data base it looks like UA & SV were the most frequent 74L in EWR.
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An interesting archive of NYC-NRT service. Focused on JFK. But does mention UA EWR and the 74L

viewtopic.php?t=252449


Searching the photo data base it looks like UA & SV were the most frequent 74L in EWR.

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by tpaewr
Fri Sep 07, 2018 7:54 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Did United operate EWR-NRT prior to merger with CO
Replies: 30
Views: 3865

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

Old UA did in fact serve EWR-NRT. It was dropped around 96-97 IIRC. When they consolidated to JFK, CO issued press release highlighting the push for CO’s own EWR-NRT and put it in the DNU. I remember it cause back at the time I was very enchanted by the glory of 90s United But I mean RTW flights!! H...

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by tpaewr
Tue Sep 04, 2018 2:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet Upgrade Status - 2018
Replies: 2068
Views: 266843

Re: United Fleet Upgrade Status - 2018

https://sites.google.com/site/unitedfleetsite/ I've been following the UA fleet tracker for quite some time...very interesting to follow the progress as United inches toward a single, updated identity. There's a vast amount of detail captured, but there are a few questions that I'm wondering if any...

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by tpaewr
Tue Sep 04, 2018 6:38 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why BA is expanding more flights/routes to US than Asia?
Replies: 49
Views: 7051

Re: Why BA is expanding more flights/routes to US than Asia?

The same reason TP serves so many cities in Brazil v Asia. Or why IB used to have a hub in MIA to service Spain’s former empire in the Americas.

The US’ cultural economic and historic ties to the UK are immense

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by tpaewr
Tue Sep 04, 2018 3:46 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet Upgrade Status - 2018
Replies: 2068
Views: 266843

Re: United Fleet Upgrade Status - 2018

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...

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by tpaewr
Mon Sep 03, 2018 9:11 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: More traffic from Taiwan to Japan than China?
Replies: 41
Views: 3901

Re: More traffic from Taiwan to Japan than China?

zakuivcustom wrote:
Personal opinion is that about the only people that dislike mainlanders more are HKer.



HK has to be one of the only case of protesters in the streets waving the flag of and calling for the return of the former colonizing European power!

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by tpaewr
Mon Sep 03, 2018 6:48 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: More traffic from Taiwan to Japan than China?
Replies: 41
Views: 3901

Re: More traffic from Taiwan to Japan than China?

Truth is Taiwan has more recent ties with Japan than China. Other than a brief few years after WW2 Beijing hasn’t ruled the island since the Qing Dynasty

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by tpaewr
Mon Sep 03, 2018 2:01 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet Upgrade Status - 2018
Replies: 2068
Views: 266843

Re: United Fleet Upgrade Status - 2018

I realize that United needs to put the HD 772 to some destinations as some 772’s are off line being “Polarisized”- it’s only the fact they can cost $7,500+ one way from Madrid to EWR that bugs me. It’s really an inferior seat today for international business. But, it’s all temporary. The dense IPTE...

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by tpaewr
Sun Sep 02, 2018 12:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA to add x2 extra flights between GUM-HKG
Replies: 3
Views: 2140

Re: UA to add x2 extra flights between GUM-HKG

I am glad to see the old CMI network gaining ground again. This comes after the return of the 777 on NRT-GUM. Guam will never be what it was without sterile transit but glad to see some growth from O&D Despite the cuts on routes like the PVG and CTS as well as increased competition from Asian L...

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by tpaewr
Sat Sep 01, 2018 2:33 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet Upgrade Status - 2018
Replies: 2068
Views: 266843

Re: United Fleet Upgrade Status - 2018

Which were the 14 sUA domestic birds? the 92-93?, If the 91-93 were older but didn't fly domestic routes in the 90's, they should have fewer cycles on them. The 98-01 deliveries were all domestic until 2012/2013. The 7 92-93 birds that got winglets, new cabins and were converted to 2-class were for...

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by tpaewr
Fri Aug 31, 2018 8:24 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Best TATL premium products?
Replies: 29
Views: 2460

Re: Best TATL premium products?

The seat is nothing over the top, but I have always enjoyed the food and drink in P on AF.

On a side bar, I am always mystified by people preoccupation with Asian airlines. Is it all a halo effect from SQ?

Having been on many of them in all cabins I do see what all the fuss is about?

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by tpaewr
Fri Aug 31, 2018 7:33 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Announces EWR-PRG, EWR-NAP, SFO-AMS
Replies: 126
Views: 15414

Re: United Announces EWR-PRG, EWR-NAP, SFO-AMS

How cute! The big airlines are now all of a sudden caring about the lesser European cities now that they’ve got competition (or will), not because they really want to be there. Actually, CO and later DL already started going into secondary European cities more than a decade ago. For example, back i...

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by tpaewr
Fri Aug 31, 2018 7:28 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Announces EWR-PRG, EWR-NAP, SFO-AMS
Replies: 126
Views: 15414

Re: United Announces EWR-PRG, EWR-NAP, SFO-AMS

NAP surprises me. It's good for Amalfi coast tourists and the like, but there are some more difficulties in doing business in that part of Italy. UA has grown their Italian presence in the last 3 years. Going from 1x IAD-FCO and 1x EWR-MXP to adding FCO-ORD and EWR, along with EWR- VCE. I'm a bit s...

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by tpaewr
Fri Aug 31, 2018 7:17 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA to add x2 extra flights between GUM-HKG
Replies: 3
Views: 2140

Re: UA to add x2 extra flights between GUM-HKG

I am glad to see the old CMI network gaining ground again. This comes after the return of the 777 on NRT-GUM.

Guam will never be what it was without sterile transit but glad to see some growth from O&D

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by tpaewr
Thu Aug 30, 2018 4:05 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: US airlines cave In to Chinese demands about Taiwan
Replies: 101
Views: 16446

Re: Updated: US airlines cave In to Chinese demands about Taiwan

http://www.xinhuanet.com/english/2017-1 ... 834871.htm
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China likes to “fix” things with officialdom. Like an economy that is always expanding at +7% even when electric usage is slowing to 4-something %


http://www.xinhuanet.com/english/2017-1 ... 834871.htm

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by tpaewr
Thu Aug 30, 2018 2:53 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet Upgrade Status - 2018
Replies: 2068
Views: 266843

Re: United Fleet Upgrade Status - 2018

No I was referencing timeline in relation to 764 and 787-8/9 Polaris installation (which seems low priority at this point). I don't believe any other 787 variants other than the -10s will go to EWR. I don't think they are low priority, these aircraft will start their modification in Q3 of 2019 as o...

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by tpaewr
Mon Aug 27, 2018 9:03 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Death of 747-400 Greatly Exaggerated
Replies: 129
Views: 19218

Re: Death of 747-400 Greatly Exaggerated

I connected at NRT yesterday heading to CAN. It was my first time there that I never saw a single 747 of any type.

Really a huge change from my first time there in the 90s when the 747 was the ONLY plane you saw at NRT

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by tpaewr
Sat Aug 25, 2018 4:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United's Kirby: Denver Getting Another United Euro Destination Soon
Replies: 131
Views: 16581

Re: United's Kirby: Denver Getting Another United Euro Destination Soon

Actually that isn’t accurate. IAH-CDG was always the weakest link in COs IAH-Europe network. For some reason, Texas in general seems to struggle with flights to AMS and CDG. DFW lacks AF/KL completely and AA only runs AMS seasonally. UA won’t even run CDG on their own metal and AF/KL at IAH are les...

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