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by SFOtoORD
Fri Sep 14, 2018 7:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Jersey bill proposes tax hike for United only
Replies: 52
Views: 7936

Re: New Jersey bill proposes tax hike for United only

Lol, UA is not going to punish NJ if something like this passes. They are not going to kill the golden goose. If they try anything like that, I'm sure NJ can pull some string behind the scene to make more gates at EWR available for other airlines. I'm sure B6 and WN would gladly have access more ga...

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by SFOtoORD
Fri Sep 14, 2018 1:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Jersey bill proposes tax hike for United only
Replies: 52
Views: 7936

Re: New Jersey bill proposes tax hike for United only

The New Jersey senate is betting UA will not make cuts at EWR in favor of IAD or any other hub. However, the fact that they are only targeting carriers who carry over 8 million passenger a year tells you they know if they did apply this tax across the board in a fair way, many if not all airlines w...

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by SFOtoORD
Fri Sep 14, 2018 1:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Hawaiian going to BOS
Replies: 124
Views: 14195

Re: Hawaiian going to BOS

No flatbed = no go. As per the note, HA has first class flatbed seats. The flight is longer than TATL flights to LHR, FRA, MUC etc. It is also a quiet time at Terminal E and I believe barring the BA LHR flight there isn't much going on that time unless EK starts the 2nd flight to DXB. Good going BO...

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by SFOtoORD
Fri Sep 14, 2018 3:14 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Livery
Replies: 1
Views: 1236

United Livery

Interesting that on United’s Instagram Story they have a bunch of trivia about the history of their logo and livery (including the CO Meatball). I know this dead horse is always being beat on this forum, but I wonder if this is a hint about a new livery? Or more likely just some random trivia on soc...

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by SFOtoORD
Thu Sep 13, 2018 7:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Interview w/ United Management
Replies: 9
Views: 2567

Re: Interview w/ United Management

I just flew through IAD in July, and that terminal needs a of work. they need to add more seats and charging stations near the gates. Carpets need a re-fresh,IAD is my least favorite airport when it comes to UA's hubs. at the end of the day, i'm glad to see UA is investing in improving LAX and IAD....

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by SFOtoORD
Wed Sep 12, 2018 2:15 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Confirmed: EI to MSP and YUL in 2019
Replies: 173
Views: 9581

Re: Unconfirmed: EI to MSP

usflyer msp wrote:
SFOtoORD wrote:
In the old Northwest days they’d be announcing 3 daily A333s to DUB the day after this announcement.


It would be a daily MSP-DUB plus daily JFK, BOS, and ORD to DUB with fares at $200 RT. When NW retaliated, they really retaliated!!!


Exactly.

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by SFOtoORD
Wed Sep 12, 2018 1:49 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Confirmed: EI to MSP and YUL in 2019
Replies: 173
Views: 9581

Re: Unconfirmed: EI to MSP

In the old Northwest days they’d be announcing 3 daily A333s to DUB the day after this announcement.

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by SFOtoORD
Thu Sep 06, 2018 5:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United spend $200mil on Hawaii facilities, adjust schedules
Replies: 68
Views: 9500

Re: United spend $200mil on Hawaii facilities, adjust schedules

The claim that HA is bigger to Hawaii than UA from the mainland is typically based on the fact that HA serves Hawaii from more mainland destinations than UA days. UA has 7 (ORD, DEN, IAH, LAX, EWR, SFO, IAD) while HA has 12 (LAS, LGB, LAX, JFK, OAK, PHX, PDX, SAN, SMF, SFO, SJC, SEA). AS has seven ...

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by SFOtoORD
Tue Sep 04, 2018 3:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: OAG Changes 9/2/2018:AA/AS/DL/UA/WN
Replies: 79
Views: 10583

Re: OAG Changes 9/2/2018:AA/AS/DL/UA/WN

I think any AS buildup into SJC is a reaction to WN...they're both adding like crazy but so far WN seems to be winning. I’m curious, what makes you think that? I’m not sure of the OP’s rationale, but I’d view WN as the incumbent leader at SJC and they’ve shown no sign of backing down so far. Howeve...

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by SFOtoORD
Sun Sep 02, 2018 4:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: OAG Changes 9/2/2018:AA/AS/DL/UA/WN
Replies: 79
Views: 10583

Re: OAG Changes 9/2/2018:AA/AS/DL/UA/WN

Glad to see more AS SEA-PHX. Hard to get good fares on this route. And quite a jump SEA-Bay Area (excluding Oakland). AS LAS-SEA JAN 8>9[7] FEB 8>9[7] AS PHX-SEA JAN 5>7[5] FEB 7>8[6] AS SAN-SEA JAN 7>9[7] FEB 7>9[6] AS SEA-SFO JAN 13>15[10] FEB 13>15[9] *AS SEA-SJC JAN 7>10[7] FEB 7>11[7] MAR 7>8[...

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by SFOtoORD
Thu Aug 30, 2018 1:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Announces EWR-PRG, EWR-NAP, SFO-AMS
Replies: 125
Views: 14682

Re: United Announces EWR-PRG, EWR-NAP, SFO-AMS

I’m surprised there is no DEN announcement. Also there is no official United Press Release yet so that could include route reductions.

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by SFOtoORD
Sun Aug 26, 2018 7:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United's Kirby: Denver Getting Another United Euro Destination Soon
Replies: 131
Views: 16376

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

New Jersey has a huge Inidan American population, There are five daily flights from EWR to India, UA DEL, BOM AI DEL, BOM, LHR-AMD I'm going to guess the EWR-India market is bigger than SFO-India. I doubt that the majority of EWR-India is from local traffic, and I would think that connecting traffi...

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by SFOtoORD
Fri Aug 24, 2018 3:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alaska Airlines to announce new markets soon
Replies: 375
Views: 30547

Re: Alaska Airlines to announce new markets soon

VX was profitable a couple of quarters during the most profitable time in aviation history. Yet they were unprofitable for several years while every other carrier was printing a billion dollars a quarter. Good thing AS always has an excuse for their $2B purchase. Funny how none of those reasons are...

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by SFOtoORD
Fri Aug 24, 2018 4:36 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alaska Airlines to announce new markets soon
Replies: 375
Views: 30547

Re: Alaska Airlines to announce new markets soon

People forget that VX was unprofitable so AS is probably taking out all the trash they had. Except that it was profitable in the quarters before acquisition. Of course the AS narrative here was: 1. AS yield Management will fix everything 2. We are keeping B6 out. 3. Those customers will never go to...

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by SFOtoORD
Fri Aug 24, 2018 4:22 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alaska Airlines to announce new markets soon
Replies: 375
Views: 30547

Re: Alaska Airlines to announce new markets soon

People forget that VX was unprofitable so AS is probably taking out all the trash they had. Except that it was profitable in the quarters before acquisition. Of course the AS narrative here was: 1. AS yield Management will fix everything 2. We are keeping B6 out. 3. Those customers will never go to...

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by SFOtoORD
Thu Aug 23, 2018 2:32 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United updating brand with new colors
Replies: 128
Views: 24559

Re: United updating brand with new colors

New color palette making it to uniforms: Beginning Oct. 1, to ensure the International Purser is easily identifiable, females will wear a purple uniform scarf and males a purple uniform tie. We worked with Procurement and Brooks Brothers to identify options that fit into United’s updated brand and ...

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by SFOtoORD
Wed Aug 22, 2018 1:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Hawaiian will stop PEK service starting 11OCT
Replies: 59
Views: 6628

Re: Hawaiian will stop PEK service starting 11OCT

IIRC, UA flew HNL/HKG in the 80s. I did a random Google search and found this really old thread: http://www.airliners.net/forum/viewtopic.php?t=406035 Yes, UA did indeed flew HKG-HNL back then. Definitely a much different era then, though. Honestly, HA could positioned itself as a transit carrier. ...

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by SFOtoORD
Tue Aug 21, 2018 9:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United's Kirby: Denver Getting Another United Euro Destination Soon
Replies: 131
Views: 16376

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

mcg wrote:
I can't imagine why UA would want to compete with LH to FRA. I'd say it's Paris


They have a JV with revenue sharing. It’s possible they could stimulate more demand to FRA and onward.

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by SFOtoORD
Mon Aug 13, 2018 3:52 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United seeks to return to JFK
Replies: 223
Views: 33117

Re: United seeks to return to JFK

If United wants to get back in then they should divest slots elsewhere. They tried to stick it to B6 with the DL EWR/LGA swap. Other airlines shouldn't have to give up slots because of there short sighted decision. Who is making this rule? You? Given they have no presence at JFK and would likely be...

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by SFOtoORD
Sun Aug 12, 2018 9:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UPDATED: AA drops ORD-PEK/PVG, reduces NRT
Replies: 456
Views: 57595

Re: AA drops ORD-PEK

More ORD-Asia cuts coming? Per Robert Isom in employee Q&A: “Love to tell [American’s employees] that Chicago – Beijing was the worst of our Chicago – Asia markets but it’s not the only one. It’s hard to see how American’s Asia flights from Chicago are on a path to profitability." American...

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by SFOtoORD
Sun Aug 12, 2018 1:03 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United updating brand with new colors
Replies: 128
Views: 24559

Re: United updating brand with new colors

Ya'll are acting like ANY airline is "bleading edge" with colors. Anybody who's taken Marketing 101: Purple = people equate with royalty, opulence Blue = Most commonly chosen as "popular color", calming Grey = Neutral, least likely to offend VS, DL, UA--none of them did anything...

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by SFOtoORD
Sat Aug 11, 2018 1:48 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus formally list 251t A330neo
Replies: 119
Views: 19422

Re: Airbus formally list 251t A330neo

I think Airbus is pushing the A330neo closer into competition with the A350 by increasing MTOW. They did the right thing. Better to disrupt your own product line than lose the business. The A350 is a frame with a ton of future optimization left and will sell well into the future. I don’t think Airb...

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by SFOtoORD
Sat Aug 11, 2018 1:45 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United updating brand with new colors
Replies: 128
Views: 24559

Re: United updating brand with new colors

I didn’t say they stole anything let’s start there. But there isn’t evidence that they did or didn’t. Just because your a united fan or most likely an employee doesn’t negate the fact that it’s ironic. A color is a color but brands don’t just add colors on a whim. Just like Delta didn’t just add a ...

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by SFOtoORD
Fri Aug 10, 2018 11:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United updating brand with new colors
Replies: 128
Views: 24559

Re: United updating brand with new colors

Nothing happens haphazardly like that. And no company the size of United would add colors without considering its competitors. I’m certain there was a deck that outlined other brand systems. So to think colors were created in a vacuum without thought to others is ignorant. Does anyone know if this ...

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by SFOtoORD
Fri Aug 10, 2018 10:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United updating brand with new colors
Replies: 128
Views: 24559

Re: United updating brand with new colors

Marketing people like to mix up the cooor palette, lol are you serious? Do you really think that is how that happens. That last sentence is reaching, but with your screen name I can understand why you would think United is just using colors frivolously. Yes, Brand/Identity teams sometimes change up...

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by SFOtoORD
Fri Aug 10, 2018 9:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United updating brand with new colors
Replies: 128
Views: 24559

Re: United updating brand with new colors

Because you do not agree is senseless? Did you come up with the new colors? Take a stroll over to Delta.com you will see the Delta's dark blue 1) Delta Dark blue (website lead color)= Rhapsody blue, 2) Delta blue (found on Delta planes) = United blue 3) Delta light blue (found in blankets and dived...

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by SFOtoORD
Fri Aug 10, 2018 3:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The UA MAX 9 and OGG and SNA
Replies: 11
Views: 3132

Re: The UA MAX 9 and OGG and SNA

We had a similar discussion regarding SNA a couple months back, UA has in the past operated the 737-900ER into SNA from SFO. So obviously the 9MAX would also be possible, most likely SFO. I do recall that when UA operates the 737-900ER into SNA that it was a pretty infrequent substitution and no da...

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by SFOtoORD
Fri Aug 10, 2018 3:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United updating brand with new colors
Replies: 128
Views: 24559

Re: United updating brand with new colors

Or maybe Delta owns 49 percent of VS and are aligning their brands. They have joint branding at key airports. It would make sense that they align. I wouldn't say UA copied, but it is a bit weird. I have if Delta does make changes that it isn't so literal in their use of tertiary colors. Glad to see...

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by SFOtoORD
Fri Aug 10, 2018 12:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United updating brand with new colors
Replies: 128
Views: 24559

Re: United updating brand with new colors

Atlantic Amethyst is an ugly color... The rest of the palette is bland. There is always someone who hates whatever is suggested. As for the purple and UA ripping off DL...well maybe DL ripped off VS, see their palate in their cabin. Or maybe Delta owns 49 percent of VS and are aligning their brands...

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by SFOtoORD
Tue Aug 07, 2018 5:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Time for AA to monetize JFK slots and Terminal space?
Replies: 111
Views: 13975

Re: Time for AA to monetize JFK slots and Terminal space?

It's not that it isn't an option but for many it's hugely inconvenient because there are more people served by NYC airports than just those in Manhattan... I personally live *just* over the Queens/Nassau County boundary on LI. I can be at JFK in 10mins, LGA is very traffic dependent but could be 30...

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by SFOtoORD
Sun Aug 05, 2018 5:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: OAG Changes 8/5/2018:AA Adds DFW-CYS/EYW,Drops BOS-PIT,JFK-DEN;AS Drops SFO-IND;DL Loads MSP-ICN;UA Suspends EWR-OKC
Replies: 127
Views: 13703

Re: OAG Changes 8/5/2018:AA Adds DFW-CYS/EYW,Drops BOS-PIT,JFK-DEN;AS Drops SFO-IND;DL Loads MSP-ICN;UA Suspends EWR-OKC

jfklganyc wrote:
Perhaps most eye popping in this thread is B6 JFK BOS down to 3 daily.

Hub to hub? Lowest freq I have ever seen on the route.


Between the number of non-stop destinations and B6s LGA/EWR-BOS service it’s likely they just don’t need that level of JFK service.

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by SFOtoORD
Sat Aug 04, 2018 8:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: IAG to offload Norwegian Air stake after bids fail according to FT
Replies: 333
Views: 51176

Re: IAG considering placing a bid for Norwegian

IAG to offload Norwegian Air stake after bids fail https://www.ft.com/content/2b6101c4-970e-11e8-b67b-b8205561c3fe Willie Walsh, chief executive of the IAG airline group, has said it is looking to sell its shares in low-cost carrier Norwegian Air after failing to negotiate a takeover. IAG, which ow...

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by SFOtoORD
Fri Aug 03, 2018 9:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: West Coast Yields
Replies: 26
Views: 1991

Re: West Coast Yields

In California especially it is just as easy to drive I-5 as it is to fly SFO>LAX. I-5 makes inter-west coast driving very easy as it runs from Seattle to San Diego. I don’t think anyone driving I-5 at virtually any hour of the day between SF and LA would call it easy. I think the West is harder for...

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by SFOtoORD
Fri Aug 03, 2018 9:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Reduction of 787 deferred production cost slows.
Replies: 288
Views: 20374

Re: Reduction of 787 deferred production cost slows.

If you haven't noticed, this is airliners.net and not accounting.net. Reading a lot of threads lately I sometimes think that renaming in "kindergarten.net" would be more appropiate. I consider most of the regular posters at this forum as well educated adults with a lot of knowlegde about ...

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by SFOtoORD
Fri Aug 03, 2018 12:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Reduction of 787 deferred production cost slows.
Replies: 288
Views: 20374

Re: Reduction of 787 deferred production cost slows.

The pattern here is amazing. False or highly exaggerated statements are made. Then they are called out and never responded to. Instead the respondent seizes on any small technical mistake made in any other post to continue the discussion. The respondent has at one point in this thread claimed that ...

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by SFOtoORD
Thu Aug 02, 2018 6:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Reduction of 787 deferred production cost slows.
Replies: 288
Views: 20374

Re: Reduction of 787 deferred production cost slows.

Some reading about program accounting for cost: http://clio.lib.olemiss.edu/cdm/ref/collection/aicpa/id/231732 and a more modern take on it: https://www.cpajournal.com/2016/11/23/case-study-effects-program-accounting/ one quote: "Shareholders and potential investors seemingly do not fully calc...

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by SFOtoORD
Thu Aug 02, 2018 11:21 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Reduction of 787 deferred production cost slows.
Replies: 288
Views: 20374

Re: Reduction of 787 deferred production cost slows.

Some reading about program accounting for cost: http://clio.lib.olemiss.edu/cdm/ref/collection/aicpa/id/231732 and a more modern take on it: https://www.cpajournal.com/2016/11/23/case-study-effects-program-accounting/ one quote: "Shareholders and potential investors seemingly do not fully calc...

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by SFOtoORD
Tue Jul 31, 2018 6:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet Upgrade Status - 2018
Replies: 1916
Views: 241632

Re: United Fleet Upgrade Status - 2018

The discussion about small mainline / large RJ and scope should probably be viewed in the context that the next amendable date for the ALPA contract is January 31, 2019. And it’s likely they will try and get something to a vote before then. Attitude of the rank and file change drastically out of th...

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by SFOtoORD
Mon Jul 30, 2018 7:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus a330 regional in the US
Replies: 103
Views: 13105

Re: Airbus a330 regional in the US

Back in the 1990s DL and UA put new build 767s into a domestic configuration. That is back in the late 1990s in the dot.com boom when Airlines spent wildly. Nowadays there is just too much capital tied up with doing that. UA prefers reconfiguring old low value 777s for domestic use. I think this is...

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