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by B737900ER
Wed Feb 21, 2018 6:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet Upgrade Status - 2018
Replies: 295
Views: 43216

Re: United Fleet Upgrade Status - 2018

In theory .. there should be little difference in quality/workmanship between such locations.... but that would definitely be naive on my part. :wave: Besides, all things considered these days, it’s quite possible the quality of workmanship is superior elsewhere. :stirthepot: :duck: It’s not. Stats...

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by B737900ER
Wed Feb 21, 2018 6:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Polaris Promise Never Matched Reality
Replies: 127
Views: 11652

Re: United Polaris Promise Never Matched Reality

[ I don’t think people understand how incredibly complex it is to modify an airplane in the United States. Wow. Can't see how this would be any different from any other part of the world? ...Unless you imply that things are done to such a higher standard there, while in the rest of this vast third-...

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by B737900ER
Wed Feb 21, 2018 4:59 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Polaris Promise Never Matched Reality
Replies: 127
Views: 11652

Re: United Polaris Promise Never Matched Reality

ldvaviation wrote:

On that note, isn't it absurd that UA designed a business class seat that is optimized not for their 77W's, but for their 767's, a plane that is obsolete.

I think you have it backwards. The seat fits and functions the best on the 777. It is the worst on the 767.

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by B737900ER
Tue Feb 20, 2018 10:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Polaris Promise Never Matched Reality
Replies: 127
Views: 11652

Re: United Polaris Promise Never Matched Reality

How about UA simply only market flights with the new seat as Polaris, and market the rest as Business Class? Ding ding ding, we have a winner here. A straightforward approach that should certainly manage consumer expectations better. Because of the nature of the operation you don’t know which fligh...

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by B737900ER
Tue Feb 20, 2018 8:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Polaris Promise Never Matched Reality
Replies: 127
Views: 11652

Re: United Polaris Promise Never Matched Reality

The problem is that the old UA no longer exists. Instead the folks from co run the show and as they have shown since day one of this 'equal merger' they have no clue how to run an American international airline. They are in the big league now but still act like they are only serving Waco, Lubbock, ...

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by B737900ER
Tue Feb 20, 2018 8:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Polaris Promise Never Matched Reality
Replies: 127
Views: 11652

Re: United Polaris Promise Never Matched Reality

With so many soft product cuts under guise of feedback makes one wonder how United trialed all this? Was there not solid proof of concept testing before launching to determine what really customers want onboard and what works crew and galley wise? I either UA bungled the development of the concept ...

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by B737900ER
Tue Feb 20, 2018 8:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Polaris Promise Never Matched Reality
Replies: 127
Views: 11652

Re: United Polaris Promise Never Matched Reality

This. Heck, 5 years after merging there were bowling shoe livery jets, tulip jets and the current livery jets floating around. We all understand that it takes time to make sweeping changes but UA seems to really stretch that to the limit. Right, there was a picture on A-Net a few weeks ago showing ...

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by B737900ER
Tue Feb 20, 2018 8:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Polaris Promise Never Matched Reality
Replies: 127
Views: 11652

Re: United Polaris Promise Never Matched Reality

Here is what I don't understand: Why wouldn't they clearly label their offerings on their website as Polaris or non-Polaris? As many have said here, it's not about your best product - it's about your worst. Surely clearly delineating between the different hard products would have built up demand, p...

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by B737900ER
Tue Feb 20, 2018 6:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Polaris Promise Never Matched Reality
Replies: 127
Views: 11652

Re: United Polaris Promise Never Matched Reality

Sorry, I won't give UA much leeway due to seat manufacturer delays, as since day one UA published a very slow retrofit schedule, and did not even include the 787 fleet in the plans. At this rate by the time the last widebody gets done, it might be soon time for a new seat again. Keep in mind the UA...

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by B737900ER
Tue Feb 20, 2018 6:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Polaris Promise Never Matched Reality
Replies: 127
Views: 11652

Re: United Polaris Promise Never Matched Reality

Well, when you continue to take new aircraft with old J seats, you aren't doing yourself a favor. A decent portion of the 787-9 fleet could have been delivered with these. Instead.... we have the 773's and a handful of 763's. When you can’t get the seats what do you do? Do you not take the airplane...

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by B737900ER
Tue Feb 20, 2018 6:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Polaris Promise Never Matched Reality
Replies: 127
Views: 11652

Re: United Polaris Promise Never Matched Reality

Almost all of the changes were based on real world usage. Hardly anyone cared about the mimosa or Bloody Mary cart. People complained there was too much bedding. People complained about the champagne flutes, didn’t eat the cheese and passed on deserts. Wine tastings were a flop. UA or any of the US3...

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by B737900ER
Sun Feb 18, 2018 1:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet Upgrade Status - 2018
Replies: 295
Views: 43216

Re: United Fleet Upgrade Status - 2018

Well, lower costs ALWAYS makes sense as money is the driving force behind everything in business. So, my next thought is: where are the more expensive “centers of excellence” and is labor just more expensive in such locations or is it actually much better work? I get taking the low cost option, but...

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by B737900ER
Sat Feb 17, 2018 3:15 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet Upgrade Status - 2018
Replies: 295
Views: 43216

Re: United Fleet Upgrade Status - 2018

How does an airline like United select the locations for their refits, ala: Polaris? Why international centers and not domestic? Do these particular centers specialize in aircraft maintenance and refitting, is selection via a bidding process or something else? I would assume the global logistics fr...

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by B737900ER
Fri Feb 16, 2018 6:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Port Authority awards EWR Terminal One build contract
Replies: 18
Views: 3332

Re: Port Authority awards EWR Terminal One build contract

I wonder how big the bribe was to win that contract.

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by B737900ER
Fri Feb 16, 2018 6:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United 1175 - Engine Cowling Fails
Replies: 103
Views: 25561

Re: United 1175 - Engine Cowling Fails

na wrote:

Silly comment when there are hundreds of A380s, 748s and A340s around.


And how many of those are crossing the pacific each day?
Maybe 3. Twin engine is the standard. It’s not 1988 anymore.

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by B737900ER
Thu Feb 15, 2018 10:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Employee Uses Vulgarities Towards Customer @ PDX
Replies: 213
Views: 16453

Re: Delta Employee Uses Vulgarities Towards Customer @ PDX

Nearly killing someone for refusing to move off a seat when it was his legal right to stay is hardly "nothing right" in my opinion. Those employees deserved a lengthy jail sentence if you ask me. Sadistic brutes who only took the job to get some sort of twisted pleasure out of causing bod...

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by B737900ER
Thu Feb 15, 2018 9:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Employee Uses Vulgarities Towards Customer @ PDX
Replies: 213
Views: 16453

Re: Delta Employee Uses Vulgarities Towards Customer @ PDX

Nearly killing someone for refusing to move off a seat when it was his legal right to stay is hardly "nothing right" in my opinion. Those employees deserved a lengthy jail sentence if you ask me. Sadistic brutes who only took the job to get some sort of twisted pleasure out of causing bod...

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by B737900ER
Thu Feb 15, 2018 4:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United 1175 - Engine Cowling Fails
Replies: 103
Views: 25561

Re: United 1175 - Engine Cowling Fails

tail number for this 777? wanting to see if I have flown on it. N773UA, Ship 2473 That is one of the test 777 airplanes, with n777ua being the first production one. A family member of mine who flies for UA has flown that airplane. I'm seeing a similarity here, as NWA 85's accident was a 744 that wa...

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by B737900ER
Thu Feb 15, 2018 1:38 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United 1175 - Engine Cowling Fails
Replies: 103
Views: 25561

Re: United 1175 - Engine Cowling Fails

DocLightning wrote:

They could go hunting, after all they do know exactly where the A/C was when the failure occurred.

They can’t find an entire 777. There’s no way they would spot an engine cowl. That thing is gone. I doubt it would tell them any thing about the incident anyway.

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by B737900ER
Thu Feb 15, 2018 1:36 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United 1175 - Engine Cowling Fails
Replies: 103
Views: 25561

Re: United 1175 - Engine Cowling Fails

na wrote:

No way I´d fly on a Twin over the open Pacific.

Your options are extremely limited if that’s truly the case.

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by B737900ER
Tue Feb 06, 2018 10:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Norwegian released worst forever monthly RASK 0,26 NOK
Replies: 73
Views: 11255

Re: Norwegian released worst forever monthly RASK 0,26 NOK

GamingPolaris wrote:
Where in the paragraph do I state that it offends me? It doesn’t, the title is just misleading.

What part of the title is misleading?

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by B737900ER
Tue Feb 06, 2018 10:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why don't any US carriers fly to Guyana?
Replies: 64
Views: 8485

Re: Why don't any US carriers fly to Guyana?

US carriers are really lazy and prefer codeshares and oligopolic situations , they’re really chasing the high fares low effort revenue . Duh. How do you justify chasing low fare high effort revenue? It’s a business not a non profit charity or an entity designed to make you feel better about yoursel...

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by B737900ER
Tue Feb 06, 2018 8:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why don't any US carriers fly to Guyana?
Replies: 64
Views: 8485

Re: Why don't any US carriers fly to Guyana?

You really think that GEO is more dangerous or corrupt than Venezuela or Colombia? Or Nigeria? While there are problems these aren't any worse than in some other countries. Yes. It may be small but it’s incredibly corrupt. I was held for hours at the airport on “suspicion on drug trafficking”. When...

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by B737900ER
Tue Feb 06, 2018 12:49 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Celebrates Opening of Large Corporate Support Center in Houston
Replies: 2
Views: 1051

Re: United Celebrates Opening of Large Corporate Support Center in Houston

Do other important hubs have corporate support centers? You always hear about an airline's headquarters, but rarely, if ever, hear about their corporate support centers. United decided to get rid of the term headquarters a few years ago as it seemed to create perceived rifts between front line and ...

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by B737900ER
Tue Feb 06, 2018 12:44 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why does UA fly the 757 to LHR?
Replies: 64
Views: 11076

Re: Why does UA fly the 757 to LHR?

Flying to LHR is not like flying to other airports, the slots are to be respected for the rarity they are. Flights from America to LHR should have airplanes comensorate with a slot's economic value, they are reason why airlines like Air Transat and Norwegian use Gatwick. They fill the slot, which i...

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by B737900ER
Mon Feb 05, 2018 5:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why does UA fly the 757 to LHR?
Replies: 64
Views: 11076

Re: Why does UA fly the 757 to LHR?

Airflyer11 wrote:

Well they are filled during the winter months.

Hardly.

It’s not unusual to see loads in the 30s this time of year especially to a destination like LHR where you have multiple frequencies.

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by B737900ER
Mon Feb 05, 2018 12:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why does UA fly the 757 to LHR?
Replies: 64
Views: 11076

Re: Why does UA fly the 757 to LHR?

alan3 wrote:
I assumed those flights would always be full.


You’d be hard pressed to find any full transatlantic flights this time of year.

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by B737900ER
Sun Feb 04, 2018 5:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why don't any US carriers fly to Guyana?
Replies: 64
Views: 8485

Re: Why don't any US carriers fly to Guyana?

[url][/url] Are the current flights from Guyana to the US on Caribbean carriers nonstop or one stop? Caribbean airlines has a one stop JFK-POS-GEO. The red eye. You don’t have to leave the plane in POS. It’s about a 45 minute stop if I remember correctly. They just found large deposits of oil and ga...

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by B737900ER
Sat Feb 03, 2018 12:31 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Hypothetical: United builds a hub at BNA
Replies: 65
Views: 6757

Re: Hypothetical: United builds a hub at BNA

Here we go with this again. UA has answered the question. Why beat a dead horse? UA is not building a SE hub. Outside of ATL and CLT there is no city in the southeast that’s a viable hub candidate. The money isn’t there, and traffic patterns aren’t there to support it. Those are the facts. If it wer...

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by B737900ER
Wed Jan 31, 2018 3:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet Upgrade Status - 2018
Replies: 295
Views: 43216

Re: United Fleet Upgrade Status - 2018

772: N209UA sked to exit HKG 896/2Feb N783UA appears to be entering HKG 895/31Jan Probably wishful thinking but I'd love to see a 2nd 777 Polaris mod line at HAECO. Most likely this is a regular mx interval. They don’t have the seat supply to run one even if they wanted. They could run two mod line...

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by B737900ER
Wed Jan 31, 2018 3:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta eyes return to Persian Gulf region after US strikes deal with Qatar
Replies: 84
Views: 14421

Re: Delta eyes return to Persian Gulf region after US strikes deal with Qatar

1). NO, not every DL J cabin has direct aisle access. Please show us their international config flat bed 757's that do. Which route does the DL 757 compete with the ME3? Context people. Context. Taking it into consideration might actually make your reply look educated. Instead of an emotional rant.

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by B737900ER
Sat Jan 27, 2018 3:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United to downsize its Guam operation
Replies: 28
Views: 8851

Re: United to downsize its Guam operation

I would hardly consider dropping PVG as downsizing.

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by B737900ER
Thu Jan 25, 2018 7:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA Posts $425 Q4 Profit/ $3.1B FY17
Replies: 26
Views: 3549

Re: AAL profit; not so good !

Where's Dougie "DUI" Parker saying "we're going to be profitable forever"???? Is 3 billion in profit not profitable any more? Did i miss that day in my economics class in college? There's a lot more to it than net profit. AA underperformed against DL, UA, and WN. Time to kick Do...

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by B737900ER
Wed Jan 24, 2018 9:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United posts 2017 net-income 2.1 billion
Replies: 58
Views: 8760

Re: United posts 2017 net-income 2.1 billion

Most employees are getting about half the profit sharing this year compared to last year and UA made more money. Alot of unhappy people working at UA today!! United didn’t make more money........and no one Iv spoken too is unhappy about profit sharing half of last year is a hell of a lot better tha...

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by B737900ER
Wed Jan 24, 2018 9:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United posts 2017 net-income 2.1 billion
Replies: 58
Views: 8760

Re: United posts 2017 net-income 2.1 billion

Most employees are getting about half the profit sharing this year compared to last year and UA made more money. Alot of unhappy people working at UA today!! The unions, in all their infinite wisdom, allowed it to become a negotiated benefit. Then their high school educated negotiation teams where ...

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by B737900ER
Wed Jan 24, 2018 1:00 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United posts 2017 net-income 2.1 billion
Replies: 58
Views: 8760

Re: United posts 2017 net-income 2.1 billion

It’s solid enough performance on UA’s part, but I think they still struggle to sell their capacity and pricing story to investors. If you didn’t have the chance to listen earlier, Kirby sounded at several points like he was trying to rebut criticism aimed at him specifically. If the investors don’t...

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by B737900ER
Tue Jan 23, 2018 11:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United posts 2017 net-income 2.1 billion
Replies: 58
Views: 8760

Re: United posts 2017 net-income 2.1 billion

Vladex wrote:
I have no doubt that US3 are just financial institutions masquerading as airlines.

I suppose all those hundreds of millions of passengers transported is just a mirage.

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by B737900ER
Tue Jan 23, 2018 3:50 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: United to Start Giving Passengers Detailed Reasons for Delays
Replies: 30
Views: 3391

Re: United to Start Giving Passengers Detailed Reasons for Delays

Lets see. Tell my mom that a t a flap on the plane broke and we need to replace it. She would say what about the other flaps. if this one did it, wouldn't they. See where the new problems can come? That’s not the kind of detailed information UA is letting people know. If it’s a mechanical delay the...

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by B737900ER
Tue Jan 23, 2018 1:44 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: United to Start Giving Passengers Detailed Reasons for Delays
Replies: 30
Views: 3391

Re: United to Start Giving Passengers Detailed Reasons for Delays

Creating “stories” about delays quickly on the fly could lead to its own issues UA must dig itself out underneath from. That’s what the gate agents do now. This will eliminate that. People can comprehend a message that says there is a mechanical delay. We don’t know when it will be fixed. But we wi...

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by B737900ER
Tue Jan 23, 2018 1:38 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet Upgrade Status - 2018
Replies: 295
Views: 43216

Re: United Fleet Upgrade Status - 2018

Observation; 763 N644UA was opperating UA71 AMSORD on 19Jan when it retured to AMS due sudden crew/passenger illness. FlightAware shows it been there ever since. This suggests the issue was caused by a problem with the aircraft. Any info on this? No aircraft related issues anyone can find. But safe...

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by B737900ER
Tue Jan 23, 2018 1:27 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: United to Start Giving Passengers Detailed Reasons for Delays
Replies: 30
Views: 3391

Re: United to Start Giving Passengers Detailed Reasons for Delays

UA can’t win can they? Change the title from United to Delta and you’ll have post after post praising the ingenuity and wondering when AA and UA will follow in their footsteps. How can more information be a bad thing. People don’t trust airlines and the majority think they’re being lied to when ther...

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by B737900ER
Mon Jan 22, 2018 5:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Airlines Network Thread 2018
Replies: 209
Views: 25144

Re: United Airlines Network Thread 2018

Plus, both flights were PACKED, not that 2 packed rides is a significant indicator, but given there are 2 flights from EWR and one very successful flight from SFO, thus I am not so surprised. Those flights are packed, almost everyday, and have been for at least the past decade. I wonder why it’s ta...

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by B737900ER
Sun Jan 21, 2018 11:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United reduces fuel consumption by 170K gallons a year by switching to lighter paper
Replies: 32
Views: 5825

Re: United reduces fuel consumption by 170K gallons a year by switching to lighter paper

Many of the feminists are also environmentalists. I suggest a movement toward skimpy outfits -- possibly mesh -- be started. We must call them lightweight or green, not skimpy. And of course the benefits are only expressed in terms of carbon dioxide. After my last few flights I have to ask. Do you ...

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by B737900ER
Sun Jan 21, 2018 8:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA IAH-SYD starts 18 January 2018
Replies: 47
Views: 8439

Re: UA IAH-SYD starts 18 January 2018

neomax wrote:
B737900ER wrote:
And while SFO may employ the most tech ops workers I would hardly refer to it as the main maintenance base.


I mean they don't call it the Superbay for nothing! :D

SFOMM is a ghost town compared to its glory years. And it’s high cost of living and operational costs are going to keep it that way

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by B737900ER
Sun Jan 21, 2018 7:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA IAH-SYD starts 18 January 2018
Replies: 47
Views: 8439

Re: UA IAH-SYD starts 18 January 2018

Cheers, so I take it SFO will be the most common to rotate the aircraft as that’s their main maintenance base? Going to be interesting should one of the inbounds run late. EK413 UA is capable of doing maintenance at any hub. So operational efficiency would be the deciding factor. And while SFO may ...

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by B737900ER
Sun Jan 21, 2018 1:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA IAH-SYD starts 18 January 2018
Replies: 47
Views: 8439

Re: UA IAH-SYD starts 18 January 2018

Anyone know why there was an aircraft swap upon arrival SYD? The inbound SFO aircraft operated UA100 back to IAH. EK413 Apart from some domestic inter-hub flying Sydney is currently the only 787 route from IAH. They are therefore going to be using Sydney as a bridge to rotate the aircraft in and ou...

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by B737900ER
Mon Jan 15, 2018 8:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American's Problem: Management is Out of Touch With Customers
Replies: 152
Views: 17340

Re: American's Problem: Management is Out of Touch With Customers

AA knows what their customer looks like and wants. They won’t loose bookings because a lav door doesn’t swing in the ideal manner. This might be the only sensible post in this thread. The thought of a customer searching for flights, finding one that has the right route, times, and price, then decid...

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by B737900ER
Mon Jan 15, 2018 1:24 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American's Problem: Management is Out of Touch With Customers
Replies: 152
Views: 17340

Re: American's Problem: Management is Out of Touch With Customers

Lexy wrote:
The seatback IFE is just one of many dumb decisions.

UA has done it. They don’t seem to be hurting for bookings. Why is getting rid of a heavy, expensive, maintenance hog, and replacing it with the technology of the future a dumb decision?

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by B737900ER
Sun Jan 14, 2018 12:44 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American's Problem: Management is Out of Touch With Customers
Replies: 152
Views: 17340

Re: American's Problem: Management is Out of Touch With Customers

If they never board their new 'product,' how could they really make that determination? At some point you need to give feedback to your troops and in this business it will require you actually seeing it in real life. All the decisions regarding their product on the max would have been made before t...

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by B737900ER
Sat Jan 13, 2018 9:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American's Problem: Management is Out of Touch With Customers
Replies: 152
Views: 17340

Re: American's Problem: Management is Out of Touch With Customers

Is that why they have 100,000,000 customers annually? Because they know nothing about them? AA knows everything about their customers. Most importantly, that the only thing their customers really care about is price. If AA went to 4-3 seating on the max, and dropped the price 25 dollars, I bet they ...

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