DIA
Topic Author
Posts: 3053
Joined: Sun Jan 28, 2001 2:24 pm

United To Decrease Turn-around Time / Not Buy A/C

Sat Feb 25, 2006 4:13 am

My Source: UA Ops Mgr. at DIA

He has disclosed to me that the plan moving forward is: UA will not purchase more a/c for quite awhile...instead they will decrease turn-around times. This will increase the overall amount of flights/seats available for the airline...it will be akin to having (and I loosely quote) about 36 more a/c flying for the ailrline. When he was saying 36 more a/c, he was refering to 733s/A32X size a/c.

I thought this was interesting news...and an interesting approach by a legacy carrier.
Ding! You are now free to keep supporting Frontier.
 
DAYflyer
Posts: 3546
Joined: Wed Sep 08, 2004 9:35 pm

RE: United To Decrease Turn-around Time / Not Buy A/C

Sat Feb 25, 2006 4:47 am

They are way behind the power curve on this as most airlines have been axing these times for the past year or two. Good to see they want to do this, it is a good step to take but a bit late in the game.
One Nation Under God
 
flydreamliner
Posts: 1928
Joined: Sat Jan 07, 2006 7:05 am

RE: United To Decrease Turn-around Time / Not Buy A/C

Sat Feb 25, 2006 4:50 am

If they aren't going to buy new ones, will they atleast spruce up their 757/737 fleet a little bit. Those things are tired out and some are really in rough shape.
"Let the world change you, and you can change the world"
 
User avatar
ramprat74
Posts: 1328
Joined: Wed Dec 17, 2003 6:01 pm

RE: United To Decrease Turn-around Time / Not Buy A/C

Sat Feb 25, 2006 5:12 am

They better add more manpower then. We are turning 757's up here in PDX with three guys. The average loads coming off are 150 bags and 7,000 lbs of mail. We take all of the 50 minute 757 turn time UA gives us.
 
PVD757
Posts: 3030
Joined: Sun Aug 24, 2003 8:23 pm

RE: United To Decrease Turn-around Time / Not Buy A/C

Sat Feb 25, 2006 5:16 am

any idea on what the current UA standard turn times are and what they will become?
 
User avatar
ramprat74
Posts: 1328
Joined: Wed Dec 17, 2003 6:01 pm

RE: United To Decrease Turn-around Time / Not Buy A/C

Sat Feb 25, 2006 5:37 am

737 = 30 minutes
319/320 = 40 minutes
757 = 50 minutes

I haven't heard what they want to knock it down to. They need to give the ramp crews the tools to make this happen. So far, all they been doing is cutting back on manpower. We will just have to see what they have planned.
 
quickmover
Posts: 2142
Joined: Sat Mar 06, 2004 4:28 am

RE: United To Decrease Turn-around Time / Not Buy A/C

Sat Feb 25, 2006 5:46 am

I wonder why a 319 takes longer to turn than a 737?
 
DIA
Topic Author
Posts: 3053
Joined: Sun Jan 28, 2001 2:24 pm

RE: United To Decrease Turn-around Time / Not Buy A/C

Sat Feb 25, 2006 6:34 am

Quoting RampRat74 (Reply 5):
I haven't heard what they want to knock it down to.

I can most likely get you specifics on this if you want me to...just let me know.
Ding! You are now free to keep supporting Frontier.