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by United1
Mon Sep 24, 2018 3:29 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why hasn't UA deployed 77W on the longest 77E routes?
Replies: 10
Views: 1167

Re: Why hasn't UA deployed 77W on the longest 77E routes?

UA has two tranches of 77E's - the pmCO aircraft, and the pmUA aircraft. The pmCO aircraft are all the highest thrust and MTOW variants of the 77E with all the upgrades and bells and whistles. Not so much for the pmUA birds, although I heard that UA was paying Boeing to raise the MTOW on them (a pa...

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by United1
Mon Sep 24, 2018 1:23 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United's IAH-SYD flight progress.
Replies: 34
Views: 4228

Re: United's IAH-SYD flight progress.

Imo, UA will never be up to the same standards QF offers out of DFW & what NZ offers out of IAH. Even with a connection, NZ still offers a far superior soft product compared to UA in all classes of service. (This also counts for LAX/SFO). Out of UA, AA & DL, IMO, DL offers the better soft p...

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by United1
Mon Sep 24, 2018 12:39 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United's IAH-SYD flight progress.
Replies: 34
Views: 4228

Re: United's IAH-SYD flight progress.

Another thing to consider is that SYD-IAH almost certainly pulls connecting traffic off of SYD-LAX/SFO. If that lets UA sell tickets to higher yielding O&D passengers on SYD-LAX/SFO that may justify SYD-IAHs existence even if the route isn't profitable on its own. That's one of the reasons why y...

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by United1
Sun Sep 16, 2018 9:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet Upgrade Status - 2018
Replies: 1926
Views: 244273

Re: United Fleet Upgrade Status - 2018

I’m about to get on a 767 to Geneva from EWR. The old BF seats I’m sure. Really wondering where those true Polaris 767’s are flying? It seems like most premium heavy TATL are 764’s? Do true Polaris 767’s ever fly from IAD? They rotate around the system...I was on one from AMS-ORD last week. As they...

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by United1
Tue Sep 04, 2018 9:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet Upgrade Status - 2018
Replies: 1926
Views: 244273

Re: United Fleet Upgrade Status - 2018

Channel 9 is aparently alive and well...I'm listening to it on UA20. I know UA at one point was going to try and integrate it into the streaming system. Any progress on that? UA20 IAH-AMS? A subCO aircraft shouldn't have channel 9 just yet! All of the sCO 772s had it installed shortly after the mer...

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by United1
Mon Sep 03, 2018 9:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet Upgrade Status - 2018
Replies: 1926
Views: 244273

Re: United Fleet Upgrade Status - 2018

Channel 9 is aparently alive and well...I'm listening to it on UA20. I know UA at one point was going to try and integrate it into the streaming system. Any progress on that?

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by United1
Fri Aug 31, 2018 2:29 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Airline President thinks Parents Should Have to Pay More to Guarantee Sitting Together
Replies: 47
Views: 4464

Re: Airline President thinks Parents Should Have to Pay More to Guarantee Sitting Together

AA has been charging for the "better" seats for a while now. I guess I've missed all the news stories about separated families. I still don't understand what makes it "better" to sit closer to the front. I could see window and aisle costing more than middle but sitting in the sa...

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by United1
Thu Aug 30, 2018 3:43 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: 3 New routes for UA
Replies: 50
Views: 4479

Re: United international route announcement

I thought that UA was going to announce a new TATL from DEN? Kirby did say that at the Boyd Conference in DEN last week, but no destination or date was announced. They very well could announce SFO-AMS, EWR-PRG, and EWR-NAP as "three new routes" and then also announce DEN-FRA with much les...

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by United1
Mon Aug 27, 2018 11:50 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Cancellation question
Replies: 6
Views: 1471

Re: Cancellation question

I've been in the business for 14 years (and been an Av Geek) for much longer - and I have never heard of such a thing. I'm just wondering why it's so rarely spoken of - when it is something that most passengers would want to consider when comparing airlines. When airlines report their monthly traff...

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by United1
Mon Aug 27, 2018 2:06 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United to move from New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) Listing to NASDAQ
Replies: 24
Views: 4951

Re: United to Remove New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) Listing

You'd think the exchange would make money off trades and would be happy to have the business there. It must not work how you'd think. Yeah...very confusing. I guess it's just a reminder that corporations pay fees, just as we do, when dealing with investments. You wonder if it's fees or NYSE has mor...

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by United1
Sun Aug 26, 2018 11:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United to move from New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) Listing to NASDAQ
Replies: 24
Views: 4951

Re: United to Remove New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) Listing

I've never seen a major company leave NYSE for NASDAQ without going through Ch11 or an LBO? I wonder how much of a cost savings this represents? United Airlines said late Friday it is abandoning a longtime berth on the New York Stock Exchange and transferring its stock listing to the Nasdaq exchang...

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by United1
Sun Aug 26, 2018 11:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United to move from New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) Listing to NASDAQ
Replies: 24
Views: 4951

Re: United to Remove New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) Listing

I've never seen a major company leave NYSE for NASDAQ without going through Ch11 or an LBO? I wonder how much of a cost savings this represents? United Airlines said late Friday it is abandoning a longtime berth on the New York Stock Exchange and transferring its stock listing to the Nasdaq exchang...

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by United1
Sun Aug 26, 2018 2:28 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United to begin test of premium lie-flat seating on B737-Max10
Replies: 92
Views: 15051

Re: United to begin test of premium lie-flat seating on B737-Max10

Wasn’t that the purpose of United Coast? Or do you think it should include “First”, eg, United First Coast to Coast? United Polaris United First Coast to Coast United First United Economy How does UA market mid haul routes to Caribbean and LATAM markets that others, eg, DL, market as Business (whic...

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by United1
Sun Aug 26, 2018 12:30 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United to begin test of premium lie-flat seating on B737-Max10
Replies: 92
Views: 15051

Re: United to begin test of premium lie-flat seating on B737-Max10

I don’t think the menus etc need to say “Polaris” on the 73J, but I don’t think it’s a good idea to have too many sub-brand names either. United Polaris and United First seem to me to be enough- perhaps management will want to do something though to highlight the new 73J bed seat on domestic only t...

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by United1
Sat Aug 25, 2018 1:56 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WestJet cutting capacity by 6%
Replies: 44
Views: 6571

Re: WestJet cutting capacity by 6%

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global1 wrote:
Does UA have a JV with AC?


Yes...transatlantic.

They have ATI and approval to start a transborder joint venture (and have had that for years) but I don't think it's in place.

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by United1
Wed Aug 22, 2018 5:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United's Kirby: Denver Getting Another United Euro Destination Soon
Replies: 131
Views: 16422

Re: United's Kirby: Denver Getting Another United Euro Destination Soon

I can't imagine why UA would want to compete with LH to FRA. I'd say it's Paris They don't really compete. They complement eachother. You see this happening already in other routes. UA tends to have lower TATL fares than LH so they attract a different sort of customer. My guess is 1) FRA 2) CDG, bo...

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by United1
Sun Aug 19, 2018 5:34 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA Registration Question
Replies: 14
Views: 2179

Re: UA Registration Question

This topic is about UA registrations. Users wanting to gripe about a merger that closed eight years ago can do so in a more appropriate thread, but this topic is about UA registrations. Off topic posts will be deleted. No one's griping. The merger is water under the bridge from this 1K's perspectiv...

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by United1
Sat Aug 18, 2018 11:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA Registration Question
Replies: 14
Views: 2179

Re: UA Registration Question

Hello everyone. Just was wondering.. Why did United stop using “UA” on new a/c registrations post merger? Really has to do more with fleet numbers and which companies "program" was used to bring them onboard more than anything else. It also depends on how you define "new." NxxxU...

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by United1
Fri Aug 17, 2018 2:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UPDATED: AA drops ORD-PEK/PVG, reduces NRT
Replies: 456
Views: 57729

Re: AA drops ORD-PEK

Delta has PDX -NRT because there is a large local market of people in Portland who travel to Japan and beyond to Asia. They top it off with some connections. Case closed, end of story. SLC simply doesnt have that necessary local connection, so it's much more reliant on connections than PDX. That me...

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by United1
Tue Aug 14, 2018 12:25 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Best airline call signs
Replies: 84
Views: 6266

Re: Best airline call signs

"United 1" what else :)

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by United1
Mon Aug 13, 2018 2:53 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA S18 Departures By Hub And Aircraft Type
Replies: 76
Views: 11909

Re: UA S18 Departures By Hub And Aircraft Type

My real beef is how they have once daily frequencies from Denver. Is it gate capacity restraints or market forces? I'm not sure exactly which markets you are talking about so hard to say exactly but gate space in DEN is getting a bit tighter with rebanking and growth. That trend is going to continu...

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by United1
Fri Aug 10, 2018 11:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet Upgrade Status - 2018
Replies: 1926
Views: 244273

Re: United Fleet Upgrade Status - 2018

New carpet, new seats, a fairly stylish bulkhead divider wall, then you go into the bathroom and step back to 1992! lol....the paisley wall paper has been around longer than that. I'm pretty sure the 10's had it. It would be nice if UA could go back and redo all of the lavs, overheads, sidewalls an...

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by United1
Fri Aug 10, 2018 6:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet Upgrade Status - 2018
Replies: 1926
Views: 244273

Re: United Fleet Upgrade Status - 2018

. Isn't it impossible to tell an sUA A319 apart from an sCZ A319 solely from the inside? You can tell the difference from the lav/galley configuration in back. exCZ aircraft have two lavs forward of the #2 doors and a full width galley in the back. UA aircraft have one lav and half a galley forward...

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by United1
Fri Aug 10, 2018 2:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United, Avianca and Copa consider joint business agreemen
Replies: 5
Views: 628

Re: United, Avianca and Copa consider joint business agreemen

Chicago-based United Airlines, Colombia’s Avianca and Panamanian flag carrier Copa Airlines may form a three-way joint business agreement, according to statements released by the two Latin American airlines’ holding companies Aug. 8. Both Copa Holdings and Avianca Holdings said their respective com...

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by United1
Fri Aug 10, 2018 2:05 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: B-747SP - Was it economically viable for their operators?
Replies: 85
Views: 12503

Re: B-747SP - Was it economically viable for their operators?

IIRC, didn't UA run a few SP's for EWR-Tokyo/Hong Kong non-stop services in the late 1980's into the early 1990's? UA did use the 74L on EWR-NRT but they never flew EWR-HKG until the merger with CO. They inherited 11 74Ls from PA in 86 with the Pacific division purchase. UA did fly, for a very shor...

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by United1
Fri Aug 10, 2018 1:32 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet Upgrade Status - 2018
Replies: 1926
Views: 244273

Re: United Fleet Upgrade Status - 2018

Everybody has been working hard, Jan-June 2018 numbers DL System Wide ASM 127,970 International ASM 47,506 Domestic ASM 80,464 System Wide RSM 108,680 International RSM 40,399 Domestic RSM 68,281 UA System Wide ASM 132,679 International ASM 58,579 Domestic ASM 74,100 System Wide RSM 109,794 Interna...

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by United1
Thu Aug 09, 2018 3:18 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why didn’t DL, AA, and CO order the 747-400?
Replies: 44
Views: 6672

Re: Why didn’t DL, AA, and CO order the 747-400?

. . . AA was trying to do SJC with a lame MD11 which often had to stop and fuel up in Oakland before its Tpac crossing. Wait a moment here -- AA flew an MD-11 29 miles from SJC to OAK to fuel up before heading out over the Pacific??? SJC's runways are longer than OAK's (according to wikipedia) and ...

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by United1
Thu Aug 09, 2018 3:03 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA Domestic 777 Replacment
Replies: 103
Views: 14348

Re: UA Domestic 777 Replacment

The domestic 777 is a CASM monster which can transport a lot of people at a low price. I hate being the bearer of bad news but this isn’t really true. In terms of fuel, a domestic config 772 burns almost exactly the same fuel as TWO 739’s burn in total. FA costs aren’t materially cheaper on the big...

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by United1
Thu Aug 09, 2018 2:38 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why didn’t DL, AA, and CO order the 747-400?
Replies: 44
Views: 6672

Re: Why didn’t DL, AA, and CO order the 747-400?

why stop in Oakland on the way from SFO to Asia? Seems weird. Longer runway? The MD-11s could not take off with enough fuel to make NRT from SJCs runway when the temperature hit a certain point....so they would make a gas an go in OAK enroute. That was before SJC lengthened their runways. To my und...

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by United1
Thu Aug 09, 2018 12:30 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA Domestic 777 Replacment
Replies: 103
Views: 14348

Re: UA Domestic 777 Replacment

That’s true, but by the late 2000s, utilization had decreased to the point that it seemed like UA was operating the aircraft just because it had them. Gone were the days of flying the 763 into BWI, DTW, MCO, IND, etc. Instead, the 763 flights inbound from LAx/SFO to HNL in the late morning/early af...

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by United1
Wed Aug 08, 2018 10:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA Domestic 777 Replacment
Replies: 103
Views: 14348

Re: UA Domestic 777 Replacment

It’ll more thank likely end up being 100+ narrowbodies. US3 have done everything possible to make the domestic widebody a thing of the past, since they seem to think frequency is all that matters. Doubtful. UA benefits by having hubs in huge population centers. The domestic 777 is a CASM monster wh...

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by United1
Wed Aug 08, 2018 10:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why didn’t DL, AA, and CO order the 747-400?
Replies: 44
Views: 6672

Re: Why didn’t DL, AA, and CO order the 747-400?

Ironically in the movie Jurassic Park, in the scene where Hammond is talking to the paleontologists and investors, you see a CO A300 buzzing the beach, as well as a 744 in CO colors in the slideshow. CO had Micronesia, and in the late 90s/early 00s had started IAH/EWR-NRT and EWR-HKG. IAH-NRT was m...

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by United1
Wed Aug 08, 2018 8:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA Domestic 777 Replacment
Replies: 103
Views: 14348

Re: UA Domestic 777 Replacment

I thought the B787-10 would be the natural successor to the domestic B772, as the A359 has huge range better utilized across the Pacific ocean and such. They may eventually be but as others have mentioned look for the 772ERs to be reconfigured and used on domestic flights as they are replaced by 35...

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by United1
Wed Aug 08, 2018 8:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA Domestic 777 Replacment
Replies: 103
Views: 14348

Re: UA Domestic 777 Replacment

There is another thread stating that UA has passed DL. While the reported figures don't reflect that, UA is way closer than they should be with about 150 fewer planes, and with more international widebodies. I think that is due to all the people the 77As are moving around; but I haven't been able t...

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by United1
Tue Aug 07, 2018 3:54 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA announces IAD-TLV
Replies: 118
Views: 15391

Re: UA announces IAD-TLV

The TLV flights are extremely high yeilds for us and using the IAD as a connection funnel lets us concentrate on the O&D from EWR/SFO. Yes, there is some O&D traffic in IAD, but mostly this is for connections. I can see this flight going daily eventually. Starting off like the SFO flight co...

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by United1
Tue Aug 07, 2018 1:57 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA to Initially Base 787-10 at EWR
Replies: 75
Views: 2767

Re: UA to Initially Base 787-10 at EWR

I think the 10Y range case is significantly overblown. Dispatchers familiar with the route have posted figures in the past showing there is even some cargo carried in addition to bags on HKG and DEL. The new config with premium Y is likely a strong product differentiator for the segment. I expect t...

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by United1
Tue Aug 07, 2018 1:27 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Has AA Slipped Behind UA to Become The Number 3 Airline?
Replies: 99
Views: 12618

Re: Has AA Slipped Behind UA to Become The Number 3 Airline?

Are we talking about airline size? THAT is based on RPMs...soooo...whoever has the most RPMs is #1,....2nd largest would be #2...and 3rd largest would be #3 I'm not sure what we are talking about to be honest on this thread as most of the service metrics posted are here are subjective. By RPM.... 1...

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by United1
Mon Aug 06, 2018 11:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Has AA Slipped Behind UA to Become The Number 3 Airline?
Replies: 99
Views: 12618

Re: Has AA Slipped Behind UA to Become The Number 3 Airline?

Are we talking about airline size? THAT is based on RPMs...soooo...whoever has the most RPMs is #1,....2nd largest would be #2...and 3rd largest would be #3 I'm not sure what we are talking about to be honest on this thread as most of the service metrics posted are here are subjective. By RPM.... 1...

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by United1
Sun Aug 05, 2018 6:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Airlines Heathrow Hub?
Replies: 45
Views: 8412

Re: United Airlines Heathrow Hub?

Wasn’t LHR a hub for PA? I'm not sure if PA termed it as a hub but basically yes.....LHR and FRA were the two big transfer points for PA in Europe. UA bought LHR and DL bought FRA from PA. PA120 AMS PA106 BRU PA121 LAX PA99 MIA PA54 MUC PA1 JFK PA101 JFK PA103 JFK PA98 OSL PA125 SFO PA123 SEA PA107...

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by United1
Sat Aug 04, 2018 3:18 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Airlines Heathrow Hub?
Replies: 45
Views: 8412

Re: United Airlines Heathrow Hub?

UA857 wrote:
Why Doesn’t United consider LHR as a hub?


They do....

LHR, FRA, GUM, NRT as well as the seven US hubs are all termed by UA as hub airports.

UA connects a fair number of passengers through LHR onto Star Alliance flights...

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by United1
Fri Aug 03, 2018 8:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ex-UA 744 finds a new home
Replies: 42
Views: 15271

Re: Ex-UA 744 finds a new home

I got the idea from somewhere that 744s that are still in service required to have an inerting system fitted to the fuel tanks, and that one of the reasons United chose to retire their 744s when they did was to avoid the expense of making the modification on planes they always intended to keep for ...

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by United1
Fri Aug 03, 2018 3:10 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA announces IAD-TLV
Replies: 118
Views: 15391

Re: UA announces IAD-TLV

Do the times line up for MIA-TLV connections at IAD? The two new routes. Yes they do ... it’s a bit of a long layover on the Mia-iAd-tlv portion, however. The MIA-IAD flights are only currently planned for Dec. 24, 2018 through Jan. 6, 2019, no? Those end before TLV begins. Miami will launch Dec. 1...

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by United1
Thu Aug 02, 2018 3:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA announces IAD-TLV
Replies: 118
Views: 15391

Re: UA announces IAD-TLV

With all this recent longhaul growth by UA, it shouldn't be too long before they overtake AA as the world's largest carrier again. It'll be like the 90s all over again, 1) UA, 2) AA, 3) DL. Jeremy Actually, I think UA is still quite significantly behind AA and DL because they're so much smaller on ...

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by United1
Thu Aug 02, 2018 2:49 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet Upgrade Status - 2018
Replies: 1926
Views: 244273

Re: United Fleet Upgrade Status - 2018

A couple of things here: The High J config 767 birds are actually the Ex Hawaiian Birds. The E195 Aircraft. If we do get them will be Mainline Aircraft. As they are part of the Aircraft scope in the Pilot Contract. The Scope also has the A380 in it also. So don't make any conclusions. Yup...NSNA is...

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by United1
Wed Aug 01, 2018 11:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Motley Fool: American Airlines profit plunging after Q2 results
Replies: 115
Views: 16931

Re: AA on death's door per Motley Fool...

No...the article is written by a DL "fanboy" he's bashed every airline but DL (as he owns stock in them.) This time it just happened to be about AA. Since he owns DL stock I give him absolute zero credibility when he is dogging AA, UA, AS, or anyone else. So because he owns DL stock his t...

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by United1
Wed Aug 01, 2018 10:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Motley Fool: American Airlines profit plunging after Q2 results
Replies: 115
Views: 16931

Re: AA on death's door per Motley Fool...

Bobloblaw wrote:
Written by a UAL fanboy.....UA will rue the day they expanded so quickly especially with 50 seat RJs in a rising fuel environment


No...the article is written by a DL "fanboy" he's bashed every airline but DL (as he owns stock in them.) This time it just happened to be about AA.

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by United1
Wed Aug 01, 2018 6:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Motley Fool: American Airlines profit plunging after Q2 results
Replies: 115
Views: 16931

Re: AA on death's door per Motley Fool...

https://www.fool.com/investing/2018/07/30/american-airlines-group-inc-train-wreck-continues.aspx 1. ...is UA really kicking AA's butt? 2. I know AA took on a lot of debt, but has that really bit them? Some debt is desirable, just ask DL! Not that Motley Fool isn't known for TMZish clickbait article...

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by United1
Wed Aug 01, 2018 2:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet Upgrade Status - 2018
Replies: 1926
Views: 244273

Re: United Fleet Upgrade Status - 2018

I’m so sorry that I’m not understanding the charts. By Dec 31 2018, how many 763’s will have Polaris, and how many 3 class 772’s will still be flying? I’ve had the privilege to get bumped into F from GRU/EWR. All you get is a far superior seat to the J class seats behind you. However on a flight wh...

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