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by tpaewr
Fri Feb 09, 2018 5:42 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing admits 747 has no future as a pax model
Replies: 166
Views: 28474

Re: Boeing admits 747 has no future as a pax model

The 747 is iconic BECAUSE it is beautiful!

The pretend all these new planes which all look like 737s of assorted sizes are some how equal is absurd.

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by tpaewr
Thu Feb 01, 2018 5:30 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Reuters: United to consider Airbus A321 NEO.
Replies: 233
Views: 35909

Re: Reuters: United to consider Airbus A321 NEO.

This week the subject was brushed by Oscar and a few other senior leaders. In a nutshell they seem to be keeping the options open. Ideally UA wants the 797 MoM, but this was rapidly followed up with a statement that we can't wait that long. Then some back and forth about the pro & cons of the 73...

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by tpaewr
Sun Jan 07, 2018 8:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet Upgrade Status - 2018
Replies: 264
Views: 38650

Re: United Fleet Upgrade Status - 2018

I can't wait for true PE to get here. I hope the delay means something special is coming. Such as a limited domestic product too. Perhaps transons and such

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by tpaewr
Wed Dec 27, 2017 12:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: NH175 LAX-NRT returning to LAX due to a passenger being onboard who shouldnt be onboard
Replies: 94
Views: 19167

Re: NH175 LAX-NRT returning to LAX due to a passenger being onboard who shouldnt be onboard

Years ago I was involved in the recovery of a circumstance when CO rebooked a pax flying BHM EWR MHT to US and the agent re protected BHM PHL MAN. Of course the tkt was valid and US had no idea. Clearly showing the general public knows NOTHING about air travel the lady found nothing odd about flying...

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by tpaewr
Sat Dec 23, 2017 1:25 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What's Next For TPA (Route Wise)?
Replies: 412
Views: 35976

Re: What's Next For TPA (Route Wise)?

I have seen an SST, DC-10 and a DC-3 at Airside A.....sadly none of them are flying now days

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by tpaewr
Thu Dec 14, 2017 10:51 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: United announces SFO-PPT
Replies: 148
Views: 21583

Re: United 787 route announcement - Weds Dec 13th

When CO operated LAX or HNL to PPT, it was a necessary stopover on the way to Australia. At the time, CO had D10-30's that did not have the range to perform LAX to SYD or AKL nonstop. PPT and NAN were refueling stops, that also allowed vacationers access to the South Pacific. CO ended service to Au...

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by tpaewr
Wed Dec 13, 2017 11:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: United announces SFO-PPT
Replies: 148
Views: 21583

Re: United 787 route announcement - Weds Dec 13th

CO did and it failed .. same as NAN why does UA keep making the same mistakes ?? When CO operated LAX or HNL to PPT, it was a necessary stopover on the way to Australia. At the time, CO had D10-30's that did not have the range to perform LAX to SYD or AKL nonstop. PPT and NAN were refueling stops, ...

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by tpaewr
Wed Dec 13, 2017 4:53 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: United announces SFO-PPT
Replies: 148
Views: 21583

Re: United 787 route announcement - Weds Dec 13th

It is a "new" UA "old" CO route to PPT.

As expected 788 non daily. Starts Oct 30 2018

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by tpaewr
Fri Dec 01, 2017 7:31 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: "Fanboys" Why do you Love Your Airline?
Replies: 16
Views: 2469

Re: "Fanboys" Why do you Love Your Airline?

Growing up I was a "fan boy" of the old school liners. I knew way more about White Star than Pan Am. But randomly I got a "college job" At CO and it ate my life. Continental was a fantastic place to work. Something I took completely for granted prior to the merger. Ironically TW ...

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by tpaewr
Sat Nov 25, 2017 9:17 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Retro Livery Plans
Replies: 50
Views: 13270

Re: United Retro Livery Plans

How about a Varney livery I always thought it was a misssed opportunity that UA & CO common ancestry wasn't highlighted more. What could be a better rallying point than the fact they were founded by the same man? I love how US and now AA did their retros, but I suspect it would be such a needle...

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by tpaewr
Thu Nov 23, 2017 5:54 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Naming Specific Routes
Replies: 75
Views: 8776

Re: Naming Specific Routes

The CO/UA "Island Hopper" is the only modern one I know that is known as such by the airline itself.

But even in that case it isn't externally branded any different

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by tpaewr
Wed Nov 22, 2017 8:06 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet Upgrade Status - 2017
Replies: 1935
Views: 314587

Re: United Fleet Upgrade Status - 2017

I know the traditional 3 cabin lay out is an archaic legacy of old United. But I can't help but like it. Big ol' anachronism that it is. I am beyond eager to see progress toward a W cabin which would be a defacto early 90s 3 cabin plane......all over again! It is odd how far behind UCH is letting it...

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by tpaewr
Tue Nov 21, 2017 7:23 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Who designed Continental's (and as a result, United's) Globe Livery?
Replies: 37
Views: 10186

Re: Who designed Continental's (and as a result, United's) Globe Livery?

I am very partial to the CO livery but never liked name United in the CO font, it just didn't work. Then the adjusted font we have now looks even odder. Like a terrible half baked compromise. Sometimes offshore it is branded UNITED AIRLINES, the globe logo next to both words. In that case it seems m...

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by tpaewr
Sun Nov 05, 2017 2:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United 787-10 future
Replies: 34
Views: 10040

Re: United 787-10 future

What concerns me is with all the changes to the W/B fleet happening we have nothing on a W cabin. W has grown from a nitche product years ago to something nearing industry standard soon. I feel like UA is lagging not just its international peers but also AA & DL as both have products out there a...

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by tpaewr
Wed Nov 01, 2017 1:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air NZ eyes non-stop AKL-ORD and EWR flights, eyes A350/B777X
Replies: 149
Views: 24812

Re: Air NZ eyes non-stop AKL-ORD and EWR flights, eyes A350/B777X

Exciting times for NZ! As an exCOn a bit depressing. I recall a time when my employer used codeshares to break in markets. Vasp into Brazil, GA into Indonesia, AZ into Itay. But now at UA it seems the roles are reversed and we gladly hand over the flying to someone else. With latest changes in Pacif...

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by tpaewr
Wed Oct 25, 2017 3:24 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United reports 2017Q3 earnings
Replies: 106
Views: 15521

Re: United reports 2017Q3 earnings

Is there any rhyme or reason why a post disappears now? In the past there was an email with some vague reason or if it was moved. I put up some historical yield and PRASM info and it is all gone. Should I just stick to make wild baseless claims? Those seem to stick around My guess would be that a m...

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by tpaewr
Tue Oct 24, 2017 11:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United reports 2017Q3 earnings
Replies: 106
Views: 15521

Re: United reports 2017Q3 earnings

Is there any rhyme or reason why a post disappears now? In the past there was an email with some vague reason or if it was moved.

I put up some historical yield and PRASM info and it is all gone.


Should I just stick to make wild baseless claims? Those seem to stick around

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by tpaewr
Tue Oct 24, 2017 11:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rare UA 744 Appearance At EWR
Replies: 44
Views: 7741

Re: Rare UA 744 Appearance At EWR Now

It feel a bit bad for NRT & LHR they really saw the 747 everyday for decades. While it while PA was first across the Atlantic (LHR) and CO the Pacific (HNL) with the 747 it is still part of the collective story now. At least HNL get the last hurrah in Nov. I know some airport folks who loath the...

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by tpaewr
Tue Oct 24, 2017 1:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rare UA 744 Appearance At EWR
Replies: 44
Views: 7741

Re: Rare UA 744 Appearance At EWR Now

Any one snag a pic? I haven't seen a 747 in there in that livery since they said Continental on the side!

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by tpaewr
Fri Oct 20, 2017 6:32 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United reports 2017Q3 earnings
Replies: 106
Views: 15521

Re: United reports 2017Q3 earnings

Winning back the high end customers that fled during the disastrous smisek / "do everything the co way" era will cost huge amounts of money and take a long time. Planes are full but not with the proper mix anymore. Kirby has said this before and that the BOD is keenly aware this is a long...

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by tpaewr
Sun Oct 15, 2017 1:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA video - A fond farewell to the Boeing 747
Replies: 42
Views: 6137

Re: UA video - A fond farewell to the Boeing 747

BlueSky1976 wrote:
It's about time the 747 went away. Good riddance. Out with the old, in with the new.


Do you also go to funerals and talk sh*t about the person that has pasted away in front of their family?

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by tpaewr
Wed Oct 11, 2017 5:22 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Should United bring back the Tulip?
Replies: 115
Views: 10675

Re: Should United bring back the Tulip?

United does have a "theme" you can see it spilling down from Polaris. You will see a refreshed globe logo or its negative in everything. From the dishes and linens onboard. To the bulkheads on the plane to the walls in the clubs. I am sorry the Tulip has joined all the other Saul Bass logo...

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by tpaewr
Wed Oct 11, 2017 3:30 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why did AA not buy the 744 like NW and UA?
Replies: 48
Views: 9215

Re: Why did AA not buy the 744 like NW and UA?

Only UA & NW had a hub in NRT. So only they needed the 744. By the late 90s the only other American 747 operator was CO with a few 742 also with the primary purpose of serving NRT.

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by tpaewr
Fri Oct 06, 2017 1:51 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Reducing Some Operations in GUM
Replies: 22
Views: 4040

Re: United Reducing Some Operations in GUM

It is tragic how many comments here are from people who clearly know nothing about Guam, the region or its economy.

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by tpaewr
Thu Oct 05, 2017 9:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA accelerates 747-400 retirement
Replies: 423
Views: 89201

Re: UA 747, final flight and swag for sale!

I received that today too. I ordered the 747 shirt for the flight.

The towel was neat, and since this is really a UA affair I think it was nice to have it in their colors. But as a CO alumni I passed on that one.

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by tpaewr
Sat Sep 23, 2017 3:43 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Perhaps Kirby and Munoz don't have the same vision for UA...?
Replies: 40
Views: 6464

Re: Perhaps Kirby and Munoz don't have the same vision for UA...?

CO was a regional secondary carrier who lucked out and suddenly became an international leader with the addition of UA. The A-net myth that never dies. UA was a whole 18% larger system wide ASM at the merger. And smaller both Trans Atlantic & to Latin America. The only place it was "leader...

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by tpaewr
Wed Sep 20, 2017 2:31 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet Upgrade Status - 2017
Replies: 1935
Views: 314587

Re: United Fleet Upgrade Status - 2017

737-600 has been added to the AMM....... http://www.fsxliveries.com/uploads/1/6/0/4/16049332/thumbnail_75_orig.jpg Is it April 1st already?! I am not getting my hopes up but for nothing but redic personal reasons I would love if it came to pass. The 736 is the only 737 type I haven't flown. CO had ...

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by tpaewr
Fri Jul 14, 2017 5:46 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta posts Q2 2017 profit $1.85 Billion USD
Replies: 66
Views: 11190

Re: Delta posts Q2 2017 profit $1.85 Billion USD

Only American and Southwest were the only airline not to file bankruptcy after 9/11 travel collapse. What are you talking about? AS has never filed for bankruptcy in their 85 years...including after 9-11. Nor did CO. At one point almost every major network carrier was in chapter 11 but CO. It saw v...

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by tpaewr
Sun Jul 09, 2017 10:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA EWR-FCO Goes Year-Round
Replies: 23
Views: 5183

Re: UA EWR-FCO Goes Year-Round

Ages ago I remember CO flying EWR FCO 2X in the dead of winter. I was on the late flight and all of 40 Pax on a D10. All of 5 of us in biz.

You don't see that much now days

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by tpaewr
Tue May 30, 2017 7:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA Rebrand: Will this happen anytime soon?
Replies: 93
Views: 14560

Re: UA Rebrand: Will this happen anytime soon?

I am guessing none of you have flown the just rebranded Polaris cabin. I just flew r/t F this week and a couple other segments in J since the Dec and the current branding is literally woven into the product. Even the fabric of the linen has the Globe pattern in it. All the dishes have the logo in bo...

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by tpaewr
Mon May 29, 2017 10:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Old CO checkered covering or the new United leather covering
Replies: 9
Views: 1654

Re: Old CO checkered covering or the new United leather covering

I prefer ANYTHING to the new slimeline seats. Even the grey slimeline in some of the sUA 320 are fine. I also really liked the old sUA blue fabric I took on a 3 cabin 777 on a domestic hop. The answer your question no one lacking a compulsive hated for all thing CO could ever like those plastic cove...

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by tpaewr
Wed May 10, 2017 12:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AS wins 10th straight JD Power Award
Replies: 29
Views: 2561

Re: AS wins 10th straight JD Power Award

I am happy for the AS folks. I recall what it felt like to work for an award winning airline.


Now we just kill rabbits and stuff

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by tpaewr
Wed May 03, 2017 7:05 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why are none of the American/European Airlines interested in Cochin (COK)?
Replies: 29
Views: 5809

Re: Why are none of the American/European Airlines interested in Cochin (COK)?

I don't see this happening. Old CO had aggressive 787 plans for India as I recall. Building on the success of DEL & BOM. MAA, BGL and HYD were all talked about. With the merger however these aircraft became much more valuable in UAs long neglected San Francisco hub. Sadly I lament it was actuall...

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by tpaewr
Wed Apr 26, 2017 2:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Scott Kirby: Leaving New York’s JFK ‘Was the Wrong Decision’
Replies: 152
Views: 27699

Re: Scott Kirby: Leaving New York’s JFK ‘Was the Wrong Decision’

Just another example of what an inept, cut rate airline Continental and it's management were! Such fools they were, building the only omni-direction global hub in NYC that creates 15% margins. Clearly CO was a tiny baby little regional airline, ran by know nothings. If only we could swap it all bac...

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by tpaewr
Fri Apr 21, 2017 7:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Scott Kirby: Leaving New York’s JFK ‘Was the Wrong Decision’
Replies: 152
Views: 27699

Re: Scott Kirby: Leaving New York’s JFK ‘Was the Wrong Decision’

Given that AA is keeping limited 3 cabin service I wonder if such would have been the case with UA if he had come along earlier? The idea that JFK was dropped due to "CO pride" is equal parts hilarious and absurd. Companies don't work like that! Maybe the pull back in IAH was the "Rev...

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by tpaewr
Fri Apr 21, 2017 6:12 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: ATW says drop UA rebrand as CO
Replies: 134
Views: 20037

Re: ATW says drop UA rebrand as CO

As expected there is a lot of angst about the merger here and those who urge everyone to move on blah blah. I have yet to meet meet an insider on either side of the house that preaches such in private. We all do in public. But there is hope still. There is now 3 tribes. sUA, sCO and post merger. The...

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by tpaewr
Wed Apr 19, 2017 5:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: ATW says drop UA rebrand as CO
Replies: 134
Views: 20037

Re: ATW says drop UA rebrand as CO

Is this post and article serious? The reason why UA has been limping along is because of the CO people that HAVE and ARE running it. Lets face the facts: CO was a small regional carrier who found their niche serving secondary cities and avoiding the big boys. The route system looked great on paper,...

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by tpaewr
Wed Apr 19, 2017 7:49 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: ATW says drop UA rebrand as CO
Replies: 134
Views: 20037

Re: ATW says drop UA rebrand as CO

My first question when I saw the title of this post was "I wonder if they are an "ex-Conn" ...you answered that question for me, lol. My second question is how credible was this "story", especially considering the link you posted redirects to an article that has been remove...

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by tpaewr
Wed Apr 19, 2017 7:12 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: ATW says drop UA rebrand as CO
Replies: 134
Views: 20037

ATW says drop UA rebrand as CO

This Long winded editorial surprised me . In the end it implies the "United" brand is ruined and the company should return to being "Continental". As an ex-COn I find this wildly flattering. But I also totally disagree. Yes the united brand is ruined but frankly something new is ...

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by tpaewr
Tue Apr 18, 2017 6:34 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA's ongoing PR issues
Replies: 372
Views: 30698

Re: UA's ongoing PR issues

The problem is the UA brand is so damaged at this point. It was not great a time the merger but won out. The disaster that was PSS did nothing to help the new United. And now this! I can't help but notice the media drags out old premerger livery for any negative story. Cause they wanna cash in on al...

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by tpaewr
Tue Jan 24, 2017 2:02 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UAL names first 777-300ER "New Spirit of United"
Replies: 87
Views: 13390

Re: UAL names first 777-300ER "New Spirit of United"

So I take it you're into Tulips and alternate history? Gordan was long gone by the merger. His successor the often forgoten Larry Keller. Who himself rejected the idea of the merger. Likely foreseeing what was to come. Sadly in our world big investors out rank CEO and Larry would be replaced by some...

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by tpaewr
Mon Jan 23, 2017 11:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UAL names first 777-300ER "New Spirit of United"
Replies: 87
Views: 13390

Re: UAL names first 777-300ER "New Spirit of United"

The problem with United is it lacks any definition from either predecessor or anything new . Old UA had illusions of grandeur (real or not) and CO had swagger and cockiness (merited or not). New United feels like a watered down version of either or any other random airline. It inspires no one; empl...

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by tpaewr
Mon Jan 23, 2017 12:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UAL names first 777-300ER "New Spirit of United"
Replies: 87
Views: 13390

Re: UAL names first 777-300ER "New Spirit of United"

The problem with United is it lacks any definition from either predecessor or anything new . Old UA had illusions of grandeur (real or not) and CO had swagger and cockiness (merited or not). New United feels like a watered down version of either or any other random airline. It inspires no one; emplo...

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by tpaewr
Tue Dec 27, 2016 9:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Speculation: UA not being very cooperative with SQ?
Replies: 59
Views: 12080

Re: Speculation: UA not being very cooperative with SQ?

SQ's decision to launch SIN-SFO so shortly after UA - and before the A359ULR arrives - tells you all you need to know about how icy their relationship is. They are not friends. It also tells you just how important on board service, as oppose to schedule, actually is... Onbaord service has nothing t...

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by tpaewr
Sat Dec 24, 2016 5:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA ORD plans and focus on domestic business
Replies: 61
Views: 11409

Re: UA ORD plans

SFOtoORD wrote:
They had substantially more service across all Florida destinations.




Fair enough, but reflects pmUA weakness on the East coast more than anything else.


It is shame UA lost it's Miami base, I think it would have worked much better in tandem with CO's larger Latin network :(

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by tpaewr
Sat Dec 24, 2016 3:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA ORD plans and focus on domestic business
Replies: 61
Views: 11409

Re: UA ORD plans

CO and UA had different approaches, but they were absolutely united in their belief that mainline narrowbody flying had less of a place in their networks than the other Big 4 Not sure it's completely true w CO. They were very light on WB aircraft coming into the merger and they certainly did much m...

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by tpaewr
Sat Dec 24, 2016 8:43 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA ORD plans and focus on domestic business
Replies: 61
Views: 11409

Re: UA ORD plans

CO and UA had different approaches, but they were absolutely united in their belief that mainline narrowbody flying had less of a place in their networks than the other Big 4 Not sure it's completely true w CO. They were very light on WB aircraft coming into the merger and they certainly did much m...

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by tpaewr
Sat Dec 10, 2016 10:27 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: 767 with 3cabins FJY
Replies: 1
Views: 813

767 with 3cabins FJY

With UA phasing out Global First, I am curious if any other operator still has 767s in a 3 cabin layout with Int'l F and J +Y.

The economics certainly don't favor such anymore for many reasons.

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