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by B737900ER
Wed Aug 08, 2018 5:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Airlines Implements Use of iPads to Shorten maintenance Delays
Replies: 32
Views: 2759

Re: United Airlines Implements Use of iPads to Shorten maintenance Delays

This is old news and I assumed other airlines were/are doing the exact same thing. It’s been under development and testing for the past few years, but widespread use didn’t happen until April/May of this year when everyone transitioned. Before that you probably had maybe 10 people at the hubs testi...

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by B737900ER
Wed Aug 08, 2018 5:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Airlines Implements Use of iPads to Shorten maintenance Delays
Replies: 32
Views: 2759

Re: United Airlines Implements Use of iPads to Shorten maintenance Delays

Great news story, lots of hype and no substance. My biggest complaint about Boeing troubleshooting is we technicians are given very little data to work with especially on a 737. An auto mechanic has far more troubleshooting ability with obd2. I don't know what system UA is using but we've been usin...

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by B737900ER
Wed Aug 08, 2018 3:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Airlines Implements Use of iPads to Shorten maintenance Delays
Replies: 32
Views: 2759

Re: United Airlines Implements Use of iPads to Shorten maintenance Delays

Great news story, lots of hype and no substance. My biggest complaint about Boeing troubleshooting is we technicians are given very little data to work with especially on a 737. An auto mechanic has far more troubleshooting ability with obd2. I don't know what system UA is using but we've been usin...

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by B737900ER
Wed Aug 08, 2018 3:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Airlines Implements Use of iPads to Shorten maintenance Delays
Replies: 32
Views: 2759

Re: United Airlines Implements Use of I Pads to Shorten maintenance Delays

Cubsrule wrote:
presumably because that is before business hours at SFO.

TOMC is located in Chicago and runs 24/7

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by B737900ER
Wed Oct 18, 2017 11:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: US Carriers vs The World
Replies: 36
Views: 2816

Re: US Carriers vs The World

I have long wondered about this. I don't know, maybe its a cultural issue? But agree, viewing and having experienced US crews they just seem sloppy. From poor uniform standards to seeming uninterested service ethos. They just don't seem to have that discipline or snappiness of being sharp and willi...

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by B737900ER
Wed Oct 18, 2017 8:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta: International Main Cabin dining reinvented
Replies: 60
Views: 8272

Re: Delta: International Main Cabin dining reinvented

such senseless vitriol here. if printed menus in economy is such an obvious thing, why doesn't every airline do it? UA had printed menus when they came out with their overhauled economy meal offerings a few years ago. Nobody cared to read the menus, or cared much at all about the Y meal so the menu...

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by B737900ER
Wed Oct 18, 2017 8:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Future CSeries Orders (Post Airbus-Bombardier deal)
Replies: 189
Views: 24053

Re: Future CSeries Orders (Post Airbus-Bombardier deal)

DAL: 50 more CS300's and 150 CS500's (which will be ordered in 2018) I expect them to have 120 in service by 2023 with 180 more still coming. 300 in service by 2027. And a GTF overhaul facility. They may have to lease some used A319s for a year or three to get MOB up and running, I expect Airbus ca...

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by B737900ER
Wed Oct 18, 2017 7:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: US Carriers vs The World
Replies: 36
Views: 2816

Re: US Carriers vs The World

Wondering why a global superpower, the US, can't seem to match the service of other foreign carriers. -High profits/aging fleets -Lack of or outdated wifi/IFE -Haggard/rude flight crews in very casual attire -Lackluster meal service if any -Reduced seat pitch -Inferior First/Biz class cabins I thin...

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by B737900ER
Fri Oct 13, 2017 5:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA to add seats to 777-200s with Polaris retrofit
Replies: 112
Views: 18671

Re: UA to add seats to 777-200s with Polaris retrofit

Yep, the shareholder experience is far more important than the customer. The customer is unwilling to pay for a better experience. This has been proven over and over again. Why get upset at a corporation for adapting to a changing environment. Instead be upset at the consumer who is the driver behi...

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by B737900ER
Fri Oct 13, 2017 5:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA to add seats to 777-200s with Polaris retrofit
Replies: 112
Views: 18671

Re: UA to add seats to 777-200s with Polaris retrofit

If you don’t like it go fly EK. AF maybe, or AC

Oh wait...

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by B737900ER
Wed Oct 11, 2017 10:27 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Should United bring back the Tulip?
Replies: 115
Views: 11894

Re: Should United bring back the Tulip?

This thread is sad. If there’s any UA employees here still hating and talking trash about sXX, shame on you. UA will stay at the bottom with your mentality. MOVE ON

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by B737900ER
Wed Oct 11, 2017 12:56 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Should United bring back the Tulip?
Replies: 115
Views: 11894

Re: Should United bring back the Tulip?

What the airline wears on the outside doesn’t matter. Had UA decided to keep the tulip and dump the globe they would still have the same issues, and people would be calling for a return to the globe. UA has had and still continues to struggle with a consistent message to its employees. Are they goin...

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by B737900ER
Sat Oct 07, 2017 12:31 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Canada 787-9 vs. ATC: Clearance to land only after fourth (!) mayday call
Replies: 200
Views: 36520

Re: Air Canada 787-9 vs. ATC: Clearance to land only after fourth (!) mayday call

I don’t know why you guys respond to dtw2hyd. Air India could fly a 747 with 650 passengers aboard, two engines removed, flight attendant at the controls, upside down with no seat belts, while BOM ATC vectors then into an ocean and he’ll defend them to the death.

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by B737900ER
Fri Oct 06, 2017 2:26 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Kirby: I expect UA will become the world's largest airline
Replies: 96
Views: 16302

Re: Kirby: I expect we’ll become [united] the worlds largest airline

The appropriate metrics in that case would be revenue premium to the US domiciled industry and operational reliability; and you can be sure that UA and AA are years away from catching DL in either of those benchmarks. It isn't even close anymore. UA has closed the operational gap significantly, eve...

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by B737900ER
Fri Oct 06, 2017 2:20 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Reducing Some Operations in GUM
Replies: 22
Views: 5339

Re: United Reducing Some Operations in GUM

Who said this has anything to do with NK and Kim Jong Un? Simply put, GUM is a relic of the past, much like AA's SJU operation. Point to point flying is so much cheaper and affordable than it ever was, and the whole concept of a scissor hub or remote hub is over. DL is killing off their NRT hub (so...

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by B737900ER
Tue Sep 19, 2017 12:25 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA rebanking of IAH - fully loaded or just a skeleton?
Replies: 50
Views: 10575

Re: UA rebanking of IAH - fully loaded or just a skeleton?

izbtmnhd wrote:
When I saw the re-bank announcement on FB if assumed this was being done because Houston's economy has slowed to a crawl. It's nice to see them being proactive as opposed to waiting for the energy sector to bounce back.

Economy has slowed to a crawl? Someone forgot to tell the housing market

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by B737900ER
Tue Sep 12, 2017 10:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United opens new summer seasonal routes from EWR to OPO, KEF and ZRH as well as route extensions
Replies: 90
Views: 14408

Re: United opens new summer seasonal routes from EWR to OPO, KEF and ZRH as well as route extensions

CONTACREW wrote:
Varsity1 wrote:
Could KEF see the 737? UA has ETOPs on the 73 correct?


Nope KEF is an international route so smallest aircraft it would see is the 75B and yes the 737s are ETOPS.

What does that have to do with anything? There are plenty of international destinations flown with a 737 and KEF is within range of EWR

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by B737900ER
Tue Sep 05, 2017 12:25 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Hurricane Harvey and Houston airports
Replies: 546
Views: 66951

Re: Hurricane Harvey and Houston airports

Don't get mad at Jumbojet. He's just doing what he does. If you want to get upset, get mad at the useless moderators on this website that let this stuff go on unabated, on this and numerous other threads.

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by B737900ER
Fri Sep 01, 2017 3:12 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United CEO Oscar Munoz Matches Up To $1Mil w/ own Money
Replies: 31
Views: 4205

Re: United CEO Oscar Munoz Matches Up To $1Mil w/ own Money

[twoid][/twoid] It actually is negotiated with the pilots and currently in the United Pilot Agreement. There it is. Makes sense. Thanks for the knowledgeable input! That doesn't mean that he's not a good guy for perhaps telling his negotiators to offer the change for nothing in return, but I couldn'...

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by B737900ER
Thu Aug 31, 2017 10:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United CEO Oscar Munoz Matches Up To $1Mil w/ own Money
Replies: 31
Views: 4205

Re: United CEO Oscar Munoz Matches Up To $1Mil w/ own Money

I guess you can't win no matter what with some people. Around here it's like give a guy a hundred dollar bill and he complains that it's green.

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by B737900ER
Sat Aug 26, 2017 4:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: IAH the next major hub for East Asian carriers?
Replies: 18
Views: 3176

Re: IAH the next major hub for East Asian carriers?

If been disappointed at CO/UA because of this; they have had this whole time to do expansion like this. CO's Asia network was EWR-centric with the token IAH-NRT flight, and then reneging on IAH-AKL, only to have NZ start it. (BTW, I remember when that was announced and it was a total slam fest on C...

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by B737900ER
Wed Aug 23, 2017 12:37 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL adds JFK - LOS
Replies: 71
Views: 12003

Re: DL adds JFK - LOS

[] Can you back up your claim without citing to that article? Do you have proof that the article is wrong? I was aware of DL on the JFK GEO route when they used to fly it and the complaints were similar. If you only knew the pain of having an aircraft out of service in a foreign destination like LO...

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by B737900ER
Tue Aug 22, 2017 1:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet Upgrade Status - 2017
Replies: 1935
Views: 319633

Re: United Fleet Upgrade Status - 2017

Not sure if the SFP includes the carbon brakes but UA 737s have that anyway regardless of SFP. I believe these changes were developed for the 739ER and later incorporated into 738s. All 738s have steel brakes. Only the 739/9ER have carbon brakes. Incorrect, http://www.asdnews.com/news-17220/Carbon_...

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by B737900ER
Tue Aug 22, 2017 4:13 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet Upgrade Status - 2017
Replies: 1935
Views: 319633

Re: United Fleet Upgrade Status - 2017

codc10 wrote:
Not sure if the SFP includes the carbon brakes but UA 737s have that anyway regardless of SFP. I believe these changes were developed for the 739ER and later incorporated into 738s.

All 738s have steel brakes. Only the 739/9ER have carbon brakes.

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by B737900ER
Tue Aug 22, 2017 3:08 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Continues To Evalute 100-seat Aircraft
Replies: 92
Views: 16718

Re: United Continues To Evalute 100-seat Aircraft

I often wonder if the difficulty of some of the contract flying is a consideration. If UA or any of the other US legacies takes on that flying it is a way around the scope clauses and give pilots a path to Mainline flying and advancement. I think they could create an aircraft group with slightly lo...

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by B737900ER
Mon Aug 21, 2017 1:15 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL adds JFK - LOS
Replies: 71
Views: 12003

Re: DL adds JFK - LOS

If I remembered correctly, UA cut IAH-LOS back when the energy industry was in the dump due to ultra-low oil price. There's not much else O&D otherwise anyway. Texas has the largest Nigerian population in the United States, with a sizable amount living in Houston. When UA had their flight, coac...

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by B737900ER
Mon Aug 07, 2017 2:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: FAA bars AI 126 ORD-DEL from flying
Replies: 141
Views: 24996

Re: FAA bars AI 126 ORD-DEL from flying

You guys are incredible. You'll argue anything just to take a contrarian viewpoint. There's no way you can excuse what AI did. Even though you consider it a small matter, it was still grossly negligent, and you can't argue that. Now if an airline can't even make sure something like a seat belt is ai...

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by B737900ER
Mon Aug 07, 2017 1:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: FAA bars AI 126 ORD-DEL from flying
Replies: 141
Views: 24996

Re: FAA bars AI 126 ORD-DEL from flying

Then AI statement of slightly worn tags go uncontested. I have to conclude this is another power trip by US government employee. Been there, seen that. Pay the fine, swear, move on - US is short of money, and every dollar helps to reduce budget deficit. It is within the rights of FAA or any other r...

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by B737900ER
Mon Aug 07, 2017 2:08 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: FAA bars AI 126 ORD-DEL from flying
Replies: 141
Views: 24996

Re: FAA bars AI 126 ORD-DEL from flying

As for "is it reasonable"... Remember AA approximately 1" grounding? Just as a reminder this is what happens when when government agency goes OOC. It's a government agency doing its job. Aviation has a good safety record for a reason. People forget flying is inherently dangerous. Wha...

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by B737900ER
Mon Aug 07, 2017 12:10 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: FAA bars AI 126 ORD-DEL from flying
Replies: 141
Views: 24996

Re: FAA bars AI 126 ORD-DEL from flying

As for "is it reasonable"... Remember AA approximately 1" grounding? Just as a reminder this is what happens when when government agency goes OOC. It's a government agency doing its job. Aviation has a good safety record for a reason. People forget flying is inherently dangerous. Wha...

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by B737900ER
Sun Aug 06, 2017 8:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: FAA bars AI 126 ORD-DEL from flying
Replies: 141
Views: 24996

Re: FAA bars AI 126 ORD-DEL from flying

That's what I was thinking. I've never heard of this type of inspection, and the fact they did find violations can't be coincidence . There is an FAA required placard list. Airlines have inspection cards for them that are scheduled regularly. There's really no excuse for them to be missing. Believe...

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by B737900ER
Sun Aug 06, 2017 4:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UAL strands 15-year-old child in Hartford
Replies: 112
Views: 10608

Re: UAL strands 15-year-old child in Hartford

Why in the heck is UA's UM policy so restrictive? Because someone ruined it for everyone. Just like this incident will ruin it for everyone. Wait for UA to announce an end to UM travel since every incident turns into a PR disaster. Also no more lap children, pets, musical instruments, special meals...

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by B737900ER
Thu Aug 03, 2017 2:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The Great Aviation Depression? And Tips To Become An Aviation Techician.
Replies: 3
Views: 386

Re: The Great Aviation Depression? And Tips To Become An Aviation Techician.

We have newer planes entering the fleet, while we have a heap load that's about to exit as well to be scrapped or put into cargo service. It's still a heap load. Which also reminds me, why don't aviation mechanics make enough money to keep planes maintained so they can start on their next trip? I h...

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by B737900ER
Tue Aug 01, 2017 12:41 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA Applies For LAX-PEK
Replies: 636
Views: 113006

Re: AA Applies For LAX-PEK

This has to be the most exhausting and bizarre thread on this website ever.

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by B737900ER
Thu Jul 27, 2017 12:07 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA drops 6 NFL charter operations
Replies: 73
Views: 16426

Re: AA drops 6 NFL charter operations

The NFL charters take a whole plane out of service for two days. Not necessity. I've seen the Steelers fly US back in the day to PHX on a 762 and return to PIT on a 321..Green Bay is another, if the other team is flying Delta, the aircraft comes into ATW and then departs to either MSP/DTW and anoth...

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by B737900ER
Tue Jul 25, 2017 11:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Mother Sues UA Over Lap Child Incident
Replies: 72
Views: 6370

Re: Mother Sues UA Over Lap Child Incidentp

The only thing to add would be that the hamburger was actually not legal to serve, and the restaurant goes out of it's way to make sure that you know that in advance and so pay for a steak. A mistake was made. Have you ever made a mistake? They happen. One happened here. The airline admitted it. Th...

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by B737900ER
Tue Jul 25, 2017 11:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Mother Sues UA Over Lap Child Incident
Replies: 72
Views: 6370

Re: Mother Sues UA Over Lap Child Incidentp

Perhaps we should go one step further and have the fine be on the flight crew member(s) that allowed it to happen? How does that work? Do flight crews accompany you to the lav to make sure you don't flush your tablecloth down the toilet? Does the airline provide baby sitters so your kids don't writ...

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by B737900ER
Tue Jul 25, 2017 11:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Mother Sues UA Over Lap Child Incident
Replies: 72
Views: 6370

Re: Mother Sues UA Over Lap Child Incidentp

Imagine you go to a restaurant and order a steak. There happened to be some miscommunication between the wait staff and the kitchen, and they bring you a hamburger. After you eat the hamburger you complain to the restaurant and they admit the mistake, apologize, refund the meal, and then give you me...

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by B737900ER
Sat Jul 22, 2017 2:24 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Frontier Delays IPO After United Said F9 Strategy "Failing"
Replies: 32
Views: 5561

Re: Frontier Delays IPO After United Said F9 Strategy "Failing"

globalcabotage wrote:
Kirby is trying to turn UA into a T-Mobile type environment, but he's loosing customers, not gaining them.

Good thing they lost all those passengers. Those 100% load factors this summer would have looked uglier if not for that exodus of customers

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by B737900ER
Fri Jul 21, 2017 1:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Frontier Delays IPO After United Said F9 Strategy "Failing"
Replies: 32
Views: 5561

Re: Frontier Delays IPO After United Said F9 Strategy "Failing"

So far, I haven't seen any authoritative evidence that Frontier does care what UA says. Going by Google, United should care a great deal more about what the press is saying about it - LOL. https://skift.com/2017/07/20/united-airlines-is-disappointing-investors-with-its-mediocre-outlook/ "Unite...

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by B737900ER
Fri Jul 21, 2017 1:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Frontier Delays IPO After United Said F9 Strategy "Failing"
Replies: 32
Views: 5561

Re: Frontier Delays IPO After United Said F9 Strategy "Failing"

So one airline executive has that much clout that by his words alone he can prevent an entire company from offering an IPO.

Are you serious?

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by B737900ER
Tue Jul 11, 2017 8:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet Upgrade Status - 2017
Replies: 1935
Views: 319633

Re: United Fleet Upgrade Status - 2017

codc10 wrote:

Looks like the FA rest seats move to the last two rows of the airplane... on non-augmented 763 flights these are the best Y seats in the fleet.

Which will most likely be sold, and assigned as basic economy seats.

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by B737900ER
Mon Jul 10, 2017 2:53 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates America ? is that possible?
Replies: 35
Views: 7254

Re: Emirates America ? is that possible?

Why would any person want EK America? While their service levels are generally better than US carriers, they aren't even close to the Southeast Asia carriers. Let us know when seats go on sale for LBB-DFW on a 380. Haha. Great point. I think the other issue is that the Virgin brand will play much b...

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by B737900ER
Mon Jul 10, 2017 1:27 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Could DFW or IAH fictionally become a hub similar to the ME3 hubs?
Replies: 52
Views: 5348

Re: Could DFW or IAH fictionally become a hub similar to the ME3 hubs?

This is why UA only keeps major cities in IAH like LHR/ NRT Or FRA, MUC, AMS, EZE, GIG, GRU to name a few. Or that it's UAs second largest hub. But yeah, not much going on down there. UA certainly doesn't fly to any international destinations from IAH like BOG, LIM, CCS, UIO, SCL, AUA, GCM, HAV, NA...

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by B737900ER
Fri Jul 07, 2017 8:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest mechanics picketing
Replies: 24
Views: 4178

Re: Southwest mechanics picketing

Really??? Perhaps you could enlighten us with some information about the number of mechanics WN has laid off in it's history ... Lemme, help you out -- the answer is ZERO, also ZERO res agents, baggage handlers and flight crew, - EVER. Thus your point is completely meaningless. If there is a threat...

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by B737900ER
Fri Jul 07, 2017 8:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet Upgrade Status - 2017
Replies: 1935
Views: 319633

Re: United Fleet Upgrade Status - 2017

Continental767 wrote:
Anyone know what the config will be for the Polaris 763s? I wonder how many seats they can fit per row.

Seat count stays the same as the two class version. Still 30 up front.

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by B737900ER
Fri Jul 07, 2017 6:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest mechanics picketing
Replies: 24
Views: 4178

Re: Southwest mechanics picketing

As for them doubling the maintenance facility. So you go from 200 to 400 mechanics in PHX, then outsource a thousand systemwide. That expansion means nothing. Really??? Perhaps you could enlighten us with some information about the number of mechanics WN has laid off in it's history ... Lemme, help...

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by B737900ER
Thu Jul 06, 2017 11:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest mechanics picketing
Replies: 24
Views: 4178

Re: Southwest mechanics picketing

The article says that it's about outsourcing of maintenance. Yet WN is doubling the size of the maintenance facilities in PHX, which I assume means not being outsourced there. I wonder how their pay compares to the other majors? I'm not in a unionized industry, but I've worked 40 years without a co...

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by B737900ER
Wed Jul 05, 2017 5:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA's ongoing PR issues
Replies: 372
Views: 31260

Re: Another UA screw-up: twice-sold seat

And if a passenger does not buy an extra seat and lets her child sit on her lap two days after the second birthday having flown out before the birthday and home after the birthday you would clap and scream hurrah if that parent would be thrown of the airplane, because she would have infringed on a ...

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by B737900ER
Wed Jul 05, 2017 5:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA's ongoing PR issues
Replies: 372
Views: 31260

Re: UA's ongoing PR issues

The customer service issue here is bad but the much bigger problem is the potentially knowing violation of FAA rules. If the flight attendant knew that they did not have enough seats for all the passengers, you can't take off. Again, this isn't a customer service issue it's a life and death safety ...

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