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by sldispatcher
Tue Sep 22, 2020 3:04 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet, Network, & Livery Thread - 2020
Replies: 3215
Views: 558768

Re: United Fleet, Network, & Livery Thread - 2020

IAH is a huge 50-seat market. Many dozens of small cities across the Southeast that really aren’t large enough for anything bigger. Id say the 50 seat market from IAH is largely in Texas itself. The only ones in the Southeast I can think of that really cant support anything bigger would be CHA, TLH...

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by sldispatcher
Sun Sep 20, 2020 8:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: US Airline Booking Trends during COVID-19
Replies: 758
Views: 86017

Re: US Airline Booking Trends during COVID-19

Anecdotally, the seat map occupancy has really been shooting up in September at my home station (SHV) compared to the prior 3 months. It's like the spigot has been turned back on. I'll be leaving on Oct 9 again. I'll be interested to see what the parking lot looks like. It was a bit healthier filled...

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by sldispatcher
Sun Sep 13, 2020 9:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet, Network, & Livery Thread - 2020
Replies: 3215
Views: 558768

Re: United Fleet, Network, & Livery Thread - 2020

Purely anecdotal speculation, but anyone monitoring seat maps noting load factors seem to be improving in September on your normally watched routes? Maybe I’m wishing too hard?

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by sldispatcher
Sat Sep 12, 2020 12:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet, Network, & Livery Thread - 2020
Replies: 3215
Views: 558768

Re: United Fleet, Network, & Livery Thread - 2020

In more "normal" times, it seemed like the Zurich Star Alliance hub was not as utilized as much by United as I had thought it could be. I am assuming this is because of the massive number of connections offered via Frankfurt, but that place felt like it was getting overwhelmed the last cou...

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by sldispatcher
Tue Sep 08, 2020 5:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet, Network, & Livery Thread - 2020
Replies: 3215
Views: 558768

Re: United Fleet, Network, & Livery Thread - 2020

How many banks at each hub now?

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by sldispatcher
Sun Sep 06, 2020 2:55 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet, Network, & Livery Thread - 2020
Replies: 3215
Views: 558768

Re: United Fleet, Network, & Livery Thread - 2020

Ok. So which is worse with the October release? No service restoration or your ERJbhas been displaced by the CRJ200? I’d take the latter as the worst. Thanks for the plane hate United. So you would rather have no service at all rather than a CRJ200? That seems exceptionally short sighted, but you'r...

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by sldispatcher
Sat Sep 05, 2020 3:21 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet, Network, & Livery Thread - 2020
Replies: 3215
Views: 558768

Re: United Fleet, Network, & Livery Thread - 2020

Ok. So which is worse with the October release? No service restoration or your ERJbhas been displaced by the CRJ200?

I’d take the latter as the worst. Thanks for the plane hate United.

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by sldispatcher
Fri Sep 04, 2020 8:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet, Network, & Livery Thread - 2020
Replies: 3215
Views: 558768

Re: United Fleet, Network, & Livery Thread - 2020

Will be interesting to see the holiday ramp ups as that is heavy VFR time. Hopefully a bright spot for UAL and the crews who need job security. I know I am booking two more RTs in the coming weeks for W20/21. Trying to do my part!

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by sldispatcher
Fri Sep 04, 2020 4:12 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet, Network, & Livery Thread - 2020
Replies: 3215
Views: 558768

Re: United Fleet, Network, & Livery Thread - 2020

Is route planning divided into domestic and international departments? I seem to a recall a "big bird" episode where there are two guys in charge of route planning, but can't recall. I know our local airport tax supported air service alliance has tried to use incentives to restart DEN serv...

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by sldispatcher
Thu Sep 03, 2020 3:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet, Network, & Livery Thread - 2020
Replies: 3215
Views: 558768

Re: United Fleet, Network, & Livery Thread - 2020

So the October schedule update will include effects of layoffs, regional flying changes, and future bookings. Purely anecdotal, but it seems like load factors are spitting and sputtering from nearly full to ghost town. But that's better than all ghost town. It also seems upgrade lists are growing in...

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by sldispatcher
Thu Sep 03, 2020 4:54 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet, Network, & Livery Thread - 2020
Replies: 3215
Views: 558768

Re: United Fleet, Network, & Livery Thread - 2020

Is the ratio of mainline to express (76 seater/50 seater) aircraft being enforced during the last few months or has it been a "gentlemen's agreement" while the network gets rebooted?

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by sldispatcher
Thu Sep 03, 2020 4:47 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet, Network, & Livery Thread - 2020
Replies: 3215
Views: 558768

Re: United Fleet, Network, & Livery Thread - 2020

And as a paying first class customer and as a physician who has taken care of over 400 Covid positive patients in the long term care setting, my criticism is both warranted and backed with experience and preference. I completely understand how the information and concern has been a fruit basket tur...

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by sldispatcher
Wed Sep 02, 2020 10:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet, Network, & Livery Thread - 2020
Replies: 3215
Views: 558768

Re: United Fleet, Network, & Livery Thread - 2020

I think it would be a nice marketing tool for United to start rolling out meal service / snack service in the cabins again. If they can fill all seats, what's the excuse for not returning other services other than a cost savings at this point? United is not filling all seats in fact less than 10% o...

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by sldispatcher
Wed Sep 02, 2020 3:43 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet, Network, & Livery Thread - 2020
Replies: 3215
Views: 558768

Re: United Fleet, Network, & Livery Thread - 2020

I think it would be a nice marketing tool for United to start rolling out meal service / snack service in the cabins again. If they can fill all seats, what's the excuse for not returning other services other than a cost savings at this point?

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by sldispatcher
Tue Aug 25, 2020 3:49 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: US Airline Booking Trends during COVID-19
Replies: 758
Views: 86017

Re: US Airline Booking Trends during COVID-19

I have been looking for a story that can contact trace back to a flight. Anyone know of one? I’m guessing it has not been an issue. And what about airlines? I’m thinking flight attendants and gate agents would or should be the focus of attention of contact tracing. I have flown 4 x since March and h...

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by sldispatcher
Wed Aug 12, 2020 6:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet, Network, & Livery Thread - 2020
Replies: 3215
Views: 558768

Re: United route announcement August 12, 2020

RSW, MKE in there

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by sldispatcher
Sat Aug 01, 2020 1:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet, Network, & Livery Thread - 2020
Replies: 3215
Views: 558768

Re: United Fleet, Network, & Livery Thread - 2020

Also, how can they know demand if they don’t offer them for sale? I’m guessing pharma, tech, and oil/gas industry are signalling the need.

Wonder how many pilot and F/A jobs just these announcements will help save from furlough?

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by sldispatcher
Fri Jul 31, 2020 8:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet, Network, & Livery Thread - 2020
Replies: 3215
Views: 558768

Re: United Fleet, Network, & Livery Thread - 2020

From the looks, I’d say there are some corporate clients that may be signalling a need as well.

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by sldispatcher
Fri Jul 24, 2020 3:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: United selects CommutAir as sole E145 operator
Replies: 247
Views: 35282

Re: The whipsaw is starting back up

I thought Kirby said a few months ago that 50 seat flying was going away. How can this be a shocker?

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by sldispatcher
Sun Jun 28, 2020 6:57 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Name change for John Wayne Airport (SNA) ?
Replies: 84
Views: 3373

Re: Name change for John Wayne Airport (SNA) ?

The path of removing, renaming anything and everything based on one group’s definition of being offended or not is a dark and dangerous path for anyone to follow. I’m for the citizens of that area having control of that name via direct vote or through representatives as opposed to the raucous bullyi...

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by sldispatcher
Sun Jun 28, 2020 3:02 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet, Network, & Livery Thread - 2020
Replies: 3215
Views: 558768

Re: United Fleet, Network, & Livery Thread - 2020

I'm guessing the August schedule update gets released tonight ? (Saturday)

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by sldispatcher
Sun Jun 28, 2020 2:59 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Name change for John Wayne Airport (SNA) ?
Replies: 84
Views: 3373

Re: Proposal to rename John Wayne Airport (SNA)

Removing names and statues and trying to erase names from history is what communist countries do. I'm not the biggest fan of naming airports after people either because once one does it then so many others stumble over themselves to do the same thing. With all of the issues facing the world today, i...

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by sldispatcher
Fri Jun 26, 2020 3:25 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet, Network, & Livery Thread - 2020
Replies: 3215
Views: 558768

Re: United Fleet, Network, & Livery Thread - 2020

Easy way for United to own market share dominance.....bring back ice onboard.

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by sldispatcher
Wed Jun 17, 2020 11:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: US Airline Booking Trends during COVID-19
Replies: 758
Views: 86017

Re: US Airline Booking Trends during COVID-19

As someone who has taken care of over 300 covid positive nursing home patients in the last 3 months, I feel the need to address a couple of issues. First, take the slide with rising covid hospitalization numbers with a grain of salt. Those are raw numbers and have to be looked at through the prism o...

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by sldispatcher
Mon Jun 08, 2020 2:23 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet, Network, & Livery Thread - 2020
Replies: 3215
Views: 558768

Re: United Fleet, Network, & Livery Thread - 2020

It’s all about the windows and the window seat shoulder room.

I am encouraged that Kirby is headed towards getting rid of 50 seaters altogether but will be interesting to see the actual timetable.

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by sldispatcher
Sun Jun 07, 2020 11:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet, Network, & Livery Thread - 2020
Replies: 3215
Views: 558768

Re: United Fleet, Network, & Livery Thread - 2020

I could not agree more. The CR2 love at United needs to end sooner rather than later.

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by sldispatcher
Fri Jun 05, 2020 12:32 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet, Network, & Livery Thread - 2020
Replies: 3215
Views: 558768

Re: United Fleet, Network, & Livery Thread - 2020

I think American was wise to keep all of their connectivity in place as much as possible. I'm having to fly them tomorrow instead of UAL for that very reason. I am happy to see UAL continue to rebound. As soon as NY and CA loosen up more it should really turn things loose with filling planes. I am h...

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by sldispatcher
Sun May 31, 2020 6:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet, Network, & Livery Thread - 2020
Replies: 3215
Views: 558768

Re: United Fleet, Network, & Livery Thread - 2020

How does a profit making cargo run become a loss maker when you start adding passengers?

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by sldispatcher
Sat May 30, 2020 9:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet, Network, & Livery Thread - 2020
Replies: 3215
Views: 558768

Re: United Fleet, Network, & Livery Thread - 2020

First up they need to restore some hub-hub connections in their banks. UA is....there is an uptick this month in hub-hub flights and I'm sure July will have even more. Just as an example, check out June 30 schedule IAH-SFO And I would guess DEN and ORD will lead the way in restoration of banks? Spe...

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by sldispatcher
Sat May 30, 2020 7:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet, Network, & Livery Thread - 2020
Replies: 3215
Views: 558768

Re: United Fleet, Network, & Livery Thread - 2020

First up they need to restore some hub-hub connections in their banks.

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by sldispatcher
Tue May 05, 2020 5:27 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet, Network, & Livery Thread - 2020
Replies: 3215
Views: 558768

Re: United Fleet, Network, & Livery Thread - 2020

That is my point. At least it looks like American is trying to hold the DFW hub together. The IAH hub feeder spokes in June are being ripped to shreds. Reminds me of route planning towards the end of the Delta era at DFW. I’m hoping this next weekend will bring more states to open things up and give...

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by sldispatcher
Mon May 04, 2020 8:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet, Network, & Livery Thread - 2020
Replies: 3215
Views: 558768

Re: United Fleet, Network, & Livery Thread - 2020

As long as United is charging 2 - 2.5 x that AA is charging in our market, I don't see how their traffic is going to recover anytime. Is your market area seeing the same issue? (SHV) Also, when they chop hub-hub flying down to one flight (see DEN-IAH on May 23rd - and yes, I know it is a holiday wee...

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by sldispatcher
Sun Apr 19, 2020 1:24 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet, Network, & Livery Thread - 2020
Replies: 3215
Views: 558768

Re: United Fleet, Network, & Livery Thread - 2020

The biggest issue I’m facing is for May travel, UAL has so scaled back the hub-hub frequency that many of the destinations have become 3 stoppers for me and an all day journey. Just a couple of filler E175 or E145’s from IAH to DEN would help bunches Once those first few states give the greenlight t...

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by sldispatcher
Wed Apr 08, 2020 5:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Embraer hopes E175-E2 jet efficiency helps modify scope clauses
Replies: 434
Views: 36676

Re: Embraer hopes E175-E2 jet efficiency helps modify scope clauses

Let's just pretend for a moment that UAL agreed to staff the E2175 with mainline and the union agreed to accept same wages as the regional was going to get....what are the other significant dominos that fall into place that make this an untenable financial situation for the corporation?

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by sldispatcher
Sat Apr 04, 2020 2:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet, Network, & Livery Thread - 2020
Replies: 3215
Views: 558768

Re: United Fleet, Network, & Livery Thread - 2020

I would suppose that the future of the CR2’s and ERJ145’s will be to keep them in storage for a while vs scrapping? I’m going to go out on a limb and suggest that the air travel bounce back is going to be far more robust than predicted. If that is the case, how quickly can such a complex logistical ...

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by sldispatcher
Thu Jan 23, 2020 3:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: US DoT Proposes ban on Emotional Support Animals other than trained dogs
Replies: 103
Views: 12190

Re: US DoT Proposes ban on Emotional Support Animals other than trained dogs

Great news!

If a person can’t travel without an animal for a few hours, I don’t want them on a tube at 30,000 feet.

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by sldispatcher
Tue Jan 07, 2020 3:59 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: OFFICIAL: UA Gains 24 of 39 New DEN Gates
Replies: 285
Views: 40329

Re: UA to Potentially Gain 24 of 39 New DEN Gates

That is a LOT of flight capacity to grow into and quite a few cities getting DEN service or additional banks of Denver service to feed the hub. Should be an economic shot in Denver's arm as well. It also will not shock me if a bus bridge begins on the East Side of B to the East side of A to cut down...

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by sldispatcher
Sat Oct 26, 2019 5:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q4 2019, Production suspended
Replies: 5670
Views: 746202

Re: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q4 2019

Is it just me or does this week feel like the MAX is about to be ungrounded?

Software update submitted.
Lion Air Report out.
Training recs/adjustments made.

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by sldispatcher
Fri Sep 13, 2019 4:27 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Growth in Denver
Replies: 54
Views: 9363

Re: United Growth in Denver

I tend to believe the Feb 2020 AM East/West departure bank swap may be the first step in getting things ready for further expansion. It appears that it helps crew scheduling on RON on the express side, but I do not claim to be an expert on such matters. Either way, DEN is poised to get bigger with g...

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by sldispatcher
Mon May 20, 2019 3:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Greater Seattle Airport
Replies: 111
Views: 16317

Re: New Greater Seattle Airport

Seems like slot controls would be the least expensive and common sense option. Especially enforced on SEA-XXX pairs with more than 10 flights a day

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by sldispatcher
Sun May 12, 2019 3:10 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Express Jet (IAH) having crew staffing issues?
Replies: 21
Views: 4173

Express Jet (IAH) having crew staffing issues?

It may be anecdotal, but it looks like Express Jet is having worsening crew issues out of Houston. Any little irreg op situation and it seems to cascade into the next day. I am suspicious that it has now gone past the point of just weather as I am seeing serial cancellations at my station (SHV) even...

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by sldispatcher
Thu Apr 18, 2019 2:59 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA S19 Departures By Hub And Aircraft Type
Replies: 48
Views: 10481

Re: UA S19 Departures By Hub And Aircraft Type

Seems like the E170/5SC series and the CRJ550 should make for an interesting recalibration next year in some of these figures. Also, seems like IAD is just plain underutilized. For all of the real estate and capacity....seems like it is begging for another couple of banks, and more importantly, more...

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by sldispatcher
Thu Apr 18, 2019 2:55 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA S19 Departures By Hub And Aircraft Type
Replies: 48
Views: 10481

Re: UA S19 Departures By Hub And Aircraft Type

I would assume DEN will get another boost when the A terminal extension gets completed (If I'm correct that is underway already) as I though United was going to get at least some of those gates for Express side. Will make connecting in DEN a little less convenient for those affected passengers. Howe...

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by sldispatcher
Sun Mar 24, 2019 11:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: OAG Changes 3/24/2019:UA Cuts ORD-TUS,IAH-LEX/CRW/CAE;EW Adds LAS;DL Drops YYJ
Replies: 96
Views: 14709

Re: OAG Changes 3/24/2019:UA Cuts ORD-TUS,IAH-LEX/CRW/CAE;EW Adds LAS;DL Drops YYJ

In the last week or two, we've had numerous cancellations out of my local airport for "Crew Scheduling". (SHV) They were all ExpressJet operated flights. I'm wondering if it is the same operator for those other markets (too lazy to look them up). The MAX issue only worsens that. Of course,...

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by sldispatcher
Sun Mar 10, 2019 8:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: OAG Changes 3/10/2019:Y4 New Routes;WN HNL-KOA/OGG;VC Trims;ET Adds ABJ-IAD;DL Ends DTW-GRU
Replies: 84
Views: 12825

Re: OAG Changes 3/10/2019:Y4 New Routes;WN HNL-KOA/OGG;VC Trims;ET Adds ABJ-IAD;DL Ends DTW-GRU

Thanks as always for this report. The responsible trimming by AA at JFK is similar to what we have seen other airlines do. AA is just feeling some of the same pressure in JFK that Delta felt at DFW. Instead of picking battles, they are picking profits. The horror!! Let's face it, no one airline can ...

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by sldispatcher
Sun Mar 10, 2019 8:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: B737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q1 2019
Replies: 6476
Views: 753322

Re: Should airline regulators consider grounding B737 MAX series

I would think the outstanding pilots at UAL, AAL and WN along with their skilled technical folks would already have picked up on even the slightest concern and requested that it be addressed or brought to someone's attention. I would also believe the folks at the FAA need the opportunity to review a...

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