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by SFOtoORD
Fri Jul 19, 2019 8:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why Virgin America Failed
Replies: 41
Views: 6297

Re: Why Virgin America Failed

They didn't fail. They just weren't performing as well as the industry standard and were a desirable acquisition target due to their gate holdings at SFO and as competitor elimination. Just to be clear, it was VX’s investors who decided to pull the plug so to speak and put the airline up for sale. ...

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by SFOtoORD
Fri Jul 19, 2019 4:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why Virgin America Failed
Replies: 41
Views: 6297

Re: Why Virgin America Failed

Pretty sure their investors got a nice return so not a failure as a business. More a product of industry consolidation during a very hot aviation market and strong economy.

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by SFOtoORD
Thu Jul 11, 2019 3:37 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet/Network Thread - 2019
Replies: 1745
Views: 310454

Re: United Fleet/Network Thread - 2019

I don’t get the PHL obsession. It’s perfectly sized for what UA needs. They certainly aren’t running away from Frontier. Not shocking others might have higher mainline. It’s a random market to analyze.

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by SFOtoORD
Mon Jul 08, 2019 3:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Norwegian moving BCN/CDG-OAK to BCN/CDG-SFO
Replies: 25
Views: 4240

Re: Norwegian moving BCN/CDG-OAK to BCN/CDG-SFO

That's too bad. There's not much difference between the two airports with transportation connectivity to San Francisco itself. As long as there is a BART stop nearby. If you’re going to less BART accessible parts of the city and you’re using an Uber or taxi pretty much anything is better than the B...

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by SFOtoORD
Mon Jul 08, 2019 1:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Norwegian moving BCN/CDG-OAK to BCN/CDG-SFO
Replies: 25
Views: 4240

Re: Norwegian moving BCN/CDG-OAK to BCN/CDG-SFO

Hardly surprising. I'm sure very few people in Europe want to fly into OAK and then schlep into the city. What flights does Norwegian still have at Oakland? And do people think they will keep those, or eventually move everything to SFO? The schlepping from OAK isn’t too bad if you’re going somewher...

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by SFOtoORD
Sun Jul 07, 2019 3:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet/Network Thread - 2019
Replies: 1745
Views: 310454

Re: United Fleet/Network Thread - 2019

When are the conversions of the RJ 200s start, these birds are in horrible shape and the dirtiest looking birds I have been in. I think the CRJ-200s just get parked at end of life and then they pull more of them out of the desert. The CRJ-700s have started to be converted to CRJ-550s. Those should ...

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by SFOtoORD
Wed Jul 03, 2019 10:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Puts Unaccompanied Minor on Flight to the Wrong Country
Replies: 76
Views: 13666

Re: United Puts Unaccompanied Minor on Flight to the Wrong Country

Is this now US customer service policy? We force you to pay extra for an chaotic and incompetent and if we make mistakes we do not allow to use our service instead of improving. What are you talking about? SAS sold a ticket for a minor that involved a flight by another carrier that by policy he sho...

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by SFOtoORD
Wed Jul 03, 2019 3:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet/Network Thread - 2019
Replies: 1745
Views: 310454

Re: United Fleet/Network Thread - 2019

The 737-10 are 751, 752, 753 and still about 100 on order. First one expected around April/May of 2020. The 737-9 order was reduced last year from 61 but I don't recall the number now, maybe 30 or 35 total. The 737-8's are picked up from a lease company and I believe about 20 on order right now wit...

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by SFOtoORD
Tue Jul 02, 2019 11:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Puts Unaccompanied Minor on Flight to the Wrong Country
Replies: 76
Views: 13666

Re: United Puts Unaccompanied Minor on Flight to the Wrong Country

That seems to be a sensible rule. If UA thinks under-15s need to travel on UA/Express non-stops only (and they do - that's the policy) then partner carriers need to accept the same rule. I really believe the primary responsibility is with SAS. They are selling the ticket and setting out the obligat...

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by SFOtoORD
Tue Jul 02, 2019 6:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Puts Unaccompanied Minor on Flight to the Wrong Country
Replies: 76
Views: 13666

Re: United Puts Unaccompanied Minor on Flight to the Wrong Country

1. If UA doesn`t agree with SK`s UM policy they should not accept SK selling tickets on their flights. That seems to be a sensible rule. If UA thinks under-15s need to travel on UA/Express non-stops only (and they do - that's the policy) then partner carriers need to accept the same rule. I really ...

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by SFOtoORD
Tue Jul 02, 2019 1:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Puts Unaccompanied Minor on Flight to the Wrong Country
Replies: 76
Views: 13666

Re: United Puts Unaccompanied Minor on Flight to the Wrong Country

No, absolutely not. Why should it be the passenger's problem if airlines code-share, enter into alliances etc. and create chaos by having different policies for a plethora of things despite creating the impression of selling a seemless transport product? If the passenger purchases an SK ticket that...

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by SFOtoORD
Tue Jul 02, 2019 2:11 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Puts Unaccompanied Minor on Flight to the Wrong Country
Replies: 76
Views: 13666

Re: United Puts Unaccompanied Minor on Flight to the Wrong Country

No, absolutely not. Why should it be the passenger's problem if airlines code-share, enter into alliances etc. and create chaos by having different policies for a plethora of things despite creating the impression of selling a seemless transport product? If the passenger purchases an SK ticket that...

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by SFOtoORD
Mon Jul 01, 2019 2:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Puts Unaccompanied Minor on Flight to the Wrong Country
Replies: 76
Views: 13666

Re: United Puts Unaccompanied Minor on Flight to the Wrong Country

As per the reports, United forced the parents to purchase UM status at check-in at RDU. The ticket being an SAS ticket (which has a different UM policy than UA) and the kid being a somewhat experienced 14 year old traveller, the parents never planned to have him travelling with an official UM statu...

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by SFOtoORD
Mon Jul 01, 2019 1:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Puts Unaccompanied Minor on Flight to the Wrong Country
Replies: 76
Views: 13666

Re: United Puts Unaccompanied Minor on Flight to the Wrong Country

1) I thought UA's UM policy was for direct flights only? The article states United charges $150 each way for unaccompanied minors and their policy is to offer the service only on non-stop flights, and not to offer it connecting to or from partner airlines. Apparently, then, what the boy’s mother re...

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by SFOtoORD
Sat Jun 29, 2019 12:39 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UPDATED: AA drops ORD-PEK/PVG, reduces NRT
Replies: 685
Views: 113496

Re: UPDATED: AA drops ORD-PEK/PVG, reduces NRT

Game over. AA's dormancy ends today and is officially returning the 14 frequencies so other carriers may use them. https://www.regulations.gov/document?D=DOT-OST-2007-28567-0736 Despite American’s efforts, American is unable to resume its two services in the near future. American is therefore retur...

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by SFOtoORD
Fri Jun 28, 2019 1:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Continental Holdings changing name to United Airlines Holdings
Replies: 44
Views: 5697

Re: United Continental Holdings changing name to United Airlines Holdings

You people on both sides of this need to get over it and move on. The stupidity of pretending either side of this merger was some idyllic promised land is a joke. It’s an airline and neither sUA or sCO are alive anymore. You can all keep arguing about, but you’re both wrong and it doesn’t matter.

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by SFOtoORD
Thu Jun 27, 2019 11:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Continental Holdings changing name to United Airlines Holdings
Replies: 44
Views: 5697

Re: United Continental Holdings changing name to United Airlines Holdings

Company statement: A truly united United Effective June 27, 2019, we are changing the name of our parent company from United Continental Holdings, Inc. to United Airlines Holdings, Inc. to show the world we’re truly a united United, aligned behind our shared purpose and values. We filed an 8-K with...

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by SFOtoORD
Sun Jun 23, 2019 11:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet/Network Thread - 2019
Replies: 1745
Views: 310454

Re: United Fleet/Network Thread - 2019

Then UA should possibly cancel orders for at least some new MAXs or all the used 319s and order smaller narrowbodies to allow the upgrade from 50 seats to 76 seats. Net would be fewer mainline pilots at probably lower rates. Would the fewer mainline pilots be a win? I'm just saying negotiations can...

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by SFOtoORD
Sun Jun 23, 2019 3:08 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet/Network Thread - 2019
Replies: 1745
Views: 310454

Re: United Fleet/Network Thread - 2019

Is there a number of 737s or A320 family aircraft that pilots would consider that would allow those aircraft to bring on more 76 seaters? Wouldn't you rather be flying a 737/319 vs a smaller narrowbody? Pretty sure the pilots view is that there is no need to yield on scope in exchange for flying mo...

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by SFOtoORD
Sun Jun 23, 2019 12:18 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Other/Staffing Delay at SFO - 22 June 2019
Replies: 0
Views: 701

Other/Staffing Delay at SFO - 22 June 2019

Anyone know what is happening at SFO tonight? Doesn’t appear to be weather. Haven’t seen this before. Too many controllers sick on the same night? https://www.fly.faa.gov/adv/adv_otherdis.jsp?advn=90&adv_date=06222019&facId=SFO/ZOA&title=CDM%20GROUND%20DELAY%20PROGRAM&titleDate=06/22...

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by SFOtoORD
Tue Jun 18, 2019 2:00 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet/Network Thread - 2019
Replies: 1745
Views: 310454

Re: United Fleet/Network Thread - 2019

In case anyone missed it: UA announced 20 firm orders and 19 options for additional E175SCs. https://www.aviation24.be/manufacturers/embraer/united-airlines-sign-contract-for-up-to-39-e175s/ They will be replacing other 70-seat aircraft. No announcement on which operator, but it's probably a safe b...

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by SFOtoORD
Mon Jun 10, 2019 9:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Confirmed: 777X First Flight Delayed Due GE9X Issues
Replies: 194
Views: 35214

Re: Rumour: 777X First Flight Likely Delayed to Year End Due GE9X Issues

If GE invested so much in the GE9x there would pressure to get significant ROI and the 777X program, as it looks now, won't offer that. Probably they will go for a GENX upgrade using new technology, to become available around 2025, like the geared Ultrafan. Can you explain the logic of your post or...

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by SFOtoORD
Mon Jun 10, 2019 9:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Confirmed: 777X First Flight Delayed Due GE9X Issues
Replies: 194
Views: 35214

Re: 777X First Flight Delayed to Year End Due GE9X Issues

I like how people who don't understand the internals of an engine mock me. Everything I listed is a generation ahead. Everything presents risk being a generation ahead. That means the first flight delay when risk is realized. Lightsaber That's not mocking. He wasn't mocking you, he was reasonably p...

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by SFOtoORD
Thu Jun 06, 2019 5:19 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 777X Testing Thread - 2019
Replies: 498
Views: 137571

Re: Boeing 777X Testing Thread - 2019

If you change flight software, regression testing is required. It is how I spent today. Lightsaber Well, if it was just that, would the Boeing CFO call it “challenges that require re-testing?” But I kinda see your point, the GE9X testing campaign should be all wrapped up by now. Regression testing ...

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by SFOtoORD
Sun Jun 02, 2019 5:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: AA agrees to order 50 Airbus A321XLR's
Replies: 325
Views: 52850

Re: RUMOR: American to order A321LR

Ziyulu wrote:
Do you know the size of the lavatories on this plane?


They’ll probably be the launch customer for a new ultra small lav that gets you an extra row of seats if you pair it with a 26” economy pitch.

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by SFOtoORD
Sun Jun 02, 2019 5:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: AA agrees to order 50 Airbus A321XLR's
Replies: 325
Views: 52850

Re: RUMOR: American to order A321LR

Makes a lot of sense. Anyone who does TATL with 757s needs it unless they’re giving up on tatl nb flights.

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by SFOtoORD
Sat Jun 01, 2019 9:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LAX moves forward with plans for Terminal 0 and 9
Replies: 202
Views: 34086

Re: LAX moves forward with plans for Terminal 0 and 9

ONT is a practical reliever/second airport for the region should LAX near capacity. ....said NO ONE from Los Angeles, West Hollywood, Beverly Hills, Glendale, Encino, Calabasas, Malibu, Santa Monica, Thousand Oaks-- and really anywhere outside of the San Gabriel valley. Dude calm down. I’m not sure...

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by SFOtoORD
Sun May 26, 2019 3:44 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Does UA need some premium heavy configuration aircrafts?
Replies: 33
Views: 3991

Re: Does UA need some premium heavy configuration aircrafts?

mattnrsa wrote:
Aren’t UA international planes already more premium-heavy than the ones flown by AA and DL?


They are relatively premium heavy, but they also have the largest widebody fleet so likely the most total premium seats.

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by SFOtoORD
Sat May 25, 2019 11:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A380 was success for Airbus, says new CEO
Replies: 453
Views: 42826

Re: A380 was success for Airbus, says new CEO

Whether it was successful as an aircraft program is something that is debatable. Obviously, today we are sure the past VLA forecast issued by Airbus was not right. Unless you include 777-9 in the VLA league. Even then, 1200 777-9 deliveries in the next 20 years sounds way too optimistic. Its succes...

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by SFOtoORD
Sat May 25, 2019 1:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q2 2019
Replies: 3768
Views: 383085

Re: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q2 2019

https://www.wsj.com/articles/maxs-return-to-flight-delayed-by-faas-reevaluation-of-safety-procedures-for-older-737-models-11558728091?mod=breakingnews :shock: Subtitle for this should be "Grandfathering bites back". As I understand, due to Boeing insistence on the fact that there is no ma...

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by SFOtoORD
Thu May 23, 2019 3:58 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A380 was success for Airbus, says new CEO
Replies: 453
Views: 42826

Re: A380 was success for Airbus, says new CEO

Imagine if Airbus had used 30B to develop a different plane ( a successful one). Airbus WAS slowed down .. they would have a better product line if they had not spent the money on the A380. But they didn’t and they are quite successful right now. Even with hindsight I’m not sure you can easily say ...

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by SFOtoORD
Thu May 23, 2019 3:24 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A380 was success for Airbus, says new CEO
Replies: 453
Views: 42826

Re: A380 was success for Airbus, says new CEO

I was really hoping we could have another thread to relitigate this topic. :roll: Pretty much everything worth saying on this topic has been said and no one here is changing their mind at this point. It was a big airplane, some airlines liked, some didn’t like it as much, it never reached the level...

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by SFOtoORD
Thu May 23, 2019 2:49 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A380 was success for Airbus, says new CEO
Replies: 453
Views: 42826

Re: A380 was success for Airbus, says new CEO

I was really hoping we could have another thread to relitigate this topic. :roll: Pretty much everything worth saying on this topic has been said and no one here is changing their mind at this point. It was a big airplane, some airlines liked, some didn’t like it as much, it never reached the level ...

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by SFOtoORD
Sun May 19, 2019 7:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumor: AS trying to get B6
Replies: 302
Views: 41758

Re: Rumor: AS trying to get B6

lavalampluva wrote:
I don’t know where AS would get the $$$. I’d think the Virgin purchase drained the cash reserves.


You don’t make an acquisition this size with cash in the bank. There are many ways they could fund the purchase including issuing debt backed by the asset they are purchasing or issuing more shares.

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by SFOtoORD
Mon May 13, 2019 3:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WN announces service to ITO
Replies: 93
Views: 13720

Re: WN announces service to ITO

I met him several times. Not sure why the SWA fanboys all come to his defense here...but that's nothing new Just stating facts. If you don't like them, that's fine, too The “facts” are that he is “weird” and “butt hurt”? Thanks for bringing so much reality to this thread on inter island service to ...

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by SFOtoORD
Fri May 10, 2019 3:01 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Is Delta truly a one hub airline?
Replies: 71
Views: 10238

Re: Is Delta truly a one hub airline.

This thread is fake news. ATL is kind of the one super hub to rule them all, but it doesn’t make DL a one hub airline.

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by SFOtoORD
Tue May 07, 2019 7:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet/Network Thread - 2019
Replies: 1745
Views: 310454

Re: United Fleet/Network Thread - 2019

Possibly soon, two of the A319s slated for UA have not flown in about a month. It's possible they are in for heavy maintenance work but they are also very likely in for exit work. That said, UA alrady has 5 A319s at GYR that it needs to induct and do modification work on so there likely isn't capac...

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by SFOtoORD
Tue May 07, 2019 7:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Qantas saying it is almost ready to select Project Sunrise aircraft
Replies: 1333
Views: 230348

Re: Updated: Qantas saying it is almost ready to select Project Sunrise aircraft

Aside from all the A v B stuff, this is a capital investment and the decision may hinge on the financial terms on offer. QF will be looking at which option gives it the best return on the capital that is invested. We will never know what prices and what other inducements are being offered and these...

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by SFOtoORD
Tue May 07, 2019 4:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet/Network Thread - 2019
Replies: 1745
Views: 310454

Re: United Fleet/Network Thread - 2019

Any idea when the next China southern airbus is coming over for Ua? Possibly soon, two of the A319s slated for UA have not flown in about a month. It's possible they are in for heavy maintenance work but they are also very likely in for exit work. That said, UA alrady has 5 A319s at GYR that it nee...

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by SFOtoORD
Tue May 07, 2019 1:17 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: 44% say wont take MAX for a year?
Replies: 96
Views: 7954

Re: 44% say wont take MAX for a year?

None of this data is actually useful until the grounding orders are lifted across the globe. Some will certainly have strong feelings for the long term, but others will likely forget or not care.

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by SFOtoORD
Sat May 04, 2019 5:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet/Network Thread - 2019
Replies: 1745
Views: 310454

Re: United Fleet/Network Thread - 2019

Anyone know what the next couple planes to be painted in the new livery are?

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by SFOtoORD
Fri May 03, 2019 8:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing NMA planning - Will Airbus just sitting on their hands?
Replies: 91
Views: 14235

Re: MAX impact on Boeing NMA planning, Airbus just sitting on their hands?

Perhaps this thread could be combined with the existing 797 thread? My apologies for asking a question that is already covered in the other thread https://www.airliners.net/forum/viewtopic.php?f=3&t=1411903 This thread has a question mark in the title and some random pictures which make it diff...

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by SFOtoORD
Thu Apr 25, 2019 1:10 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WN looking at A220
Replies: 280
Views: 44371

Re: WN looking at A220

My gut says they wouldn’t do this after they walked away from the 717s previously. However, just like a happy employee can get an interview from another company they think they won’t take and end up taking it, any time any airline evaluates a plane there is a chance it becomes appealing. So I would ...

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by SFOtoORD
Mon Apr 22, 2019 3:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Airlines "Evolution" to Globe Livery released
Replies: 1781
Views: 356545

Re: United Airlines "Evolution" to Globe Livery coming in April

I'm expecting a letdown on this one. For one, I'm starting to believe that the livery may not change that much overall. And second, I'm starting to think that the changes will be somewhat negative and will be worse than the current one. Fingers crossed that I am wrong, though. There’s been a decade...

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by SFOtoORD
Sun Apr 21, 2019 7:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet/Network Thread - 2019
Replies: 1745
Views: 310454

Re: United Fleet/Network Thread - 2019

I have to go to SIN & PVG and will definitely NOT be flying UA because of the OLD config. I can't believe in this day and age UA's 787's don't have a 1-2-1 Polaris config yet! I mean even China Eastern has a 1-2-1 on their B77W! What's the ETA on the 787 Polaris roll-out? They should have done ...

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by SFOtoORD
Sat Apr 20, 2019 3:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 787-10 Missions in the transpacific market
Replies: 50
Views: 12334

Re: Boeing 787-10 Missions in the transpacific market

This plane probably can get most used from the West Coast to North Asia in much the way Delta uses 763s and A330s our of SEA. Might be useful for a couple carriers.

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by SFOtoORD
Fri Apr 19, 2019 1:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: B737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q1 2019
Replies: 6472
Views: 713972

Re: B737MAX Grounded Worldwide

Having experience in working at global corporations social media department, I can assure you they do. Heck, some of a.net members may even be on their payroll, for sure. Where does the conspiracy end? How do you know Boeing doesn’t secretly own Airliners.net via a secret subsidiary? Maybe some of ...

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by SFOtoORD
Fri Apr 19, 2019 11:38 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: B737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q1 2019
Replies: 6472
Views: 713972

Re: B737MAX Grounded Worldwide

Having experience in working at global corporations social media department, I can assure you they do. Heck, some of a.net members may even be on their payroll, for sure. Where does the conspiracy end? How do you know Boeing doesn’t secretly own Airliners.net via a secret subsidiary? Maybe some of ...

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by SFOtoORD
Fri Apr 19, 2019 9:26 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: B737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q1 2019
Replies: 6472
Views: 713972

Re: B737MAX Grounded Worldwide

One of the worst things I've read in recent weeks is that Boeing have paid for adwords to get their own statements about safety above the other Boeing stories on the internet about the plane Nothing should shock me any more about what goes on behind the scenes. But the above really upsets me. It's ...

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