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by klwright69
Sat Jun 27, 2020 10:45 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Official: Emirates to consider smaller aircraft
Replies: 40
Views: 8643

Re: Official: Emirates to consider adding narrow body aircraft

I remember Tower Air was the all 747 airline. EK is an all widebody airline. Seems like too much for this day and age.

QR could fly to smaller Saudi cities like Qassim and Abha.
Fly Dubai also went to Tabuk and Jizan.

Seems like there is room for a narrowbody gauge.

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by klwright69
Wed May 13, 2020 4:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why did UA have a monopoly at EWR?
Replies: 80
Views: 10124

Re: Why did UA have a monopoly at EWR?

Recall that CO did fly from JFK to CLE and IAH. They stopped and started several times. The need for them to serve all 3 airports never really took off. It wasn't worth the expense. Of course premerger UA was just down to LAX/SFO/ and IAD from JFK, after having much more service in prior years. Whet...

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by klwright69
Thu Mar 19, 2020 5:40 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Aviation sector unpaid leaves and layoffs thread
Replies: 202
Views: 32768

Re: Airlines unpaid leaves and layoffs thread

A flight attendant friend of mine is getting a "basic salary, " and doing no work. He works for SV. He rightfully points out that it's a government company and he of course is a Saudi National. I don't think the women FA's who are all non Saudi are getting a free ride like he is.

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by klwright69
Mon Mar 16, 2020 12:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: OAG Changes 3/15/2020: ARMAGEDDON + AS Exits BWI-LAX,RNO-SJC;UA Suspends SMX
Replies: 142
Views: 24283

Re: OAG Changes 3/15/2020: ARMAGEDDON + AS Exits BWI-LAX,RNO-SJC;UA Suspends SMX

I think with UA there will be cuts across the board. No hub will be spared. I think that'll be the case with others too. UA would be shortsighted to really go after IAD and LAX specifically. Those are important strategic markets. Speaking of UA, not grasping at new hubs and focus cities at this time...

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by klwright69
Mon Mar 09, 2020 10:53 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Continental 747's and EWR
Replies: 51
Views: 6952

Re: Continental 747's and EWR

During the 1992 in Summer Olympics in Barcelona, CO had the 747 flying to MAD, of course. They didn't serve BCN back then. They were also going to FRA, Paris, (Orly?), and LGW with the 747 classics. I believe they were removed from EWR in fall of 1992. I am pretty sure. I flew EWR-FRA-EWR roundtrip ...

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by klwright69
Sun Jan 19, 2020 2:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA CLE LGA?
Replies: 192
Views: 20154

Re: UA CLE LGA?

Well, CLE-DCA and CLE-LGA were not complete losers. They stuck around longer than most people had anticipated I think.
Maybe it's a case of allocating resources for better utilization.

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by klwright69
Sun Jan 12, 2020 4:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA CLE LGA?
Replies: 192
Views: 20154

Re: UA CLE LGA?

Ever since the merger, an end to all non hub CLE has been rumored. However, UA has clung to said routes the whole time surprising most everyone.

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by klwright69
Sat Jan 11, 2020 6:30 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Iran admits to accidentally shooting down Ukraine Flight 752
Replies: 2713
Views: 289498

Re: Reports of Ukrainian 737 Crash in Tehran,Iran

Given the circumstances, a conclusion is easily reached when then the facts are obvious and in your face. It's normal to jump to conclusions in the situation. The first impression turned out to be the correct one here. It's a bit too soon to talk about healing and closure. But you want to say someth...

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by klwright69
Thu Jan 09, 2020 6:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Iran admits to accidentally shooting down Ukraine Flight 752
Replies: 2713
Views: 289498

Re: Reports of Ukrainian 737 Crash in Tehran,Iran

I just heard Trump comment, in his own words over the radio.

The plane was in a "rough neighborhood" and

somebody "probably had an accident" referring to a shootdown.

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by klwright69
Sat Jan 04, 2020 8:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet, Network, & Livery Thread - 2020
Replies: 2381
Views: 409888

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

intotheair beat me too it. I clearly remember analysts suggesting UA dump IAD and LAX as meaningful hubs. LAX due to heightened competition from DL, AA, and WN; and IAD due to passenger preference for DCA. And of course, IAD and LAX, had better hubs nearby in SFO and EWR. These analysts actually got...

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by klwright69
Mon Dec 30, 2019 5:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: OAG Changes 12/29/2019: UA Adds DEN-DDC,ORD-DEC, Drops IAH-CAE/DAY
Replies: 94
Views: 12414

Re: OAG Changes 12/29/2019: UA Adds DEN-DDC,ORD-DEC, Drops IAH-CAE/DAY

CO never did very well on CAE-EWR or CAE-IAH. Just be thankful UA still flies to CAE, period.

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by klwright69
Wed Dec 18, 2019 8:47 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet/Network Thread - 2019
Replies: 3546
Views: 700110

Re: United Fleet/Network Thread - 2019

The flight to CPT has just started, true. But how are the bookings looking? Any chance of additional frequencies?

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by klwright69
Wed Dec 18, 2019 4:44 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet/Network Thread - 2019
Replies: 3546
Views: 700110

UA to Africa

UA has finally returned to Africa with the recent launch of Cape Town. To all you UA insiders, how is UA doing so far on this long, seasonal route? Does it appear to be a success at the start?

Any chance of J'Burg? Or of LOS returning?

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by klwright69
Wed Dec 18, 2019 4:39 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why the passion for the MD80's and 90's?
Replies: 80
Views: 8991

Re: Why the passion for the MD80's and 90's?

My dad (RIP) was an MD80 captain. I remember traveling as a nonrev on full flights I would always get stuck in that back row of the 80. You can't see anything out the windows except the engines. Back there it was noisy as hell but I still loved it. I agree and I remember they were quiet planes elsew...

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by klwright69
Tue Nov 19, 2019 12:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: NYT obituary for the last survivor of the Hindenburg disaster.
Replies: 22
Views: 3762

Re: NYT obituary for the last survivor of the Hindenburg disaster.

Yeah, too bad George C. Scott and Anne Bancroft couldn't diffuse the bomb in time...

The movie The Hindenburg is pretty good. Everyone should at least watch the final 30 minutes of the film. The final destruction sequence is very impressive even by modern standards.

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by klwright69
Mon Nov 11, 2019 1:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Nothing landing at LHR at the moment?
Replies: 27
Views: 9357

Re: Nothing landing at LHR at the moment?

Lots of flights from the middle east arrive early a.m. So I've had to circle LHR waiting for the airport to open at 6:00.

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by klwright69
Fri Oct 18, 2019 12:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LH dropping JED
Replies: 23
Views: 6752

Re: LH dropping JED

I agree Saudization has nothing to do with LH dropping this flight. Saudization doesn't have a big impact on western workers. For example hotel desk clerks for the most part are Saudi now in the Kingdom. Westerners never did these jobs. The guy at the car rental agency that was an Indian before is n...

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by klwright69
Thu Oct 17, 2019 1:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LH dropping JED
Replies: 23
Views: 6752

Re: LH dropping JED

Several years ago I was at FRA and saw the LH flight to JED. I noticed there was a tag to Asmara, Eritrea, from JED. It stuck me as odd. Will Asmara still be served or was that tag dropped previously?

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by klwright69
Wed Oct 02, 2019 1:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA23 EWR-DUB returning back to EWR.
Replies: 8
Views: 3249

Re: UA23 EWR-DUB returning back to EWR.

The flight apparently then canceled.

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by klwright69
Fri Aug 30, 2019 1:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United to suspend EWR-EZE
Replies: 90
Views: 18661

Re: United to suspend EWR-EZE

Someone nailed it above. Eventually UA will return to EWR-EZE. They always do.

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by klwright69
Sat Aug 24, 2019 3:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United to suspend EWR-EZE
Replies: 90
Views: 18661

Re: United to suspend EWR-EZE

The fact that the flight uses two frames sure doesnt help the economics of the route either.

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by klwright69
Thu Aug 22, 2019 7:47 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: UA Announcing CUR, NCE and PMO and expanding some existing routes
Replies: 251
Views: 37206

Re: UA Network Planning Event 8/22/2019

LAX-GUM or SFO-GUM is not gonna happen. GUM is and has always been reachable via HNL.
What about a return to LOS?

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by klwright69
Tue Aug 13, 2019 10:30 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JL 123 Crash 34 Years ago today !
Replies: 18
Views: 6614

Re: JL 123 Crash 34 Years ago today !

Oh I had never seen that picture before. One of the flight attendants was a survivor on JAL 123. I too remember all the crashes that year. DL 191 and AI 182. It was a year to remember and not in a good way. At least DL 191 had more than a handful of survivors. Kathy Ford was in a coma for 10 years a...

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by klwright69
Mon Aug 12, 2019 8:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: American Airlines Increases International Presence, Makes First Entrance Into Africa
Replies: 509
Views: 110928

Re: Updated: American Airlines Increases International Presence, Makes First Entrance Into Africa

I applaud AA for thinking outside the box with these routes. Pretty neat stuff. 3x/week for TLV/DFW seems like kind of a farce to me. And stacking up against the competition they must know that theirs is a joke. EL AL, UA, and DL have Israel so well covered at this point.... with.... DAILY flights a...

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by klwright69
Tue Jul 30, 2019 8:46 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Why no US3 to Egypt ?
Replies: 71
Views: 11204

Re: Why no US3 to Egypt ?

I am wondering how many commenting here have actually been to Egypt? Well, I have. No. Religion, 9/11/, and other sidebar factors are not relevant. Even the Arab Spring is moving farther into the past. Egypt has its flag carrier to the USA, and is well covered by European partner carriers. I am Amer...

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by klwright69
Mon Jul 29, 2019 9:02 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: OAG Changes 7/28/2019:AA Adds PHX-COS/CVG/FAR, Drops ORDRNO;DL Adds JFKBOG;KX Drops DEN;UA Drops BJX-ORD
Replies: 58
Views: 11782

Re: OAG Changes 7/28/2019:AA Adds PHX-COS/CVG/FAR, Drops ORDRNO;DL Adds JFKBOG;KX Drops DEN;UA Drops BJX-ORD

UA's EWR-BOG route used to be a 757, and it used to continue to UIO. This route has been in the network since the 1990's. (CO route). AA has flown from JFK, and DL used to from JFK which has already been pointed out. No one has said that EWR-BOG on UA is also 2x daily now.

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by klwright69
Thu Jul 25, 2019 3:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WN to close EWR
Replies: 272
Views: 44869

Re: WN to close EWR

Someone else commented on EWR being congested as having an impact on Southwests operational model. Fair enough. But LGA is quite congested also.

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by klwright69
Thu Jul 25, 2019 2:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WN to close EWR
Replies: 272
Views: 44869

Re: WN to close EWR

Wow. And I remember getting Southwest a foothold at EWR was the only big concession to have the CO/UA merger approved. Anyone else remember? Maybe Southwest should replace EWR with the more "prestigious" JFK (I am quoting others on here, not my word). I am actually shocked they're not at l...

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by klwright69
Thu Jul 25, 2019 1:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA’s New Tourist Centric Int’l Routes
Replies: 56
Views: 12151

Re: UA’s New Tourist Centric Int’l Routes

Um nope. UA has tried IST.

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by klwright69
Sat Jun 08, 2019 11:00 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United starts EWR-PRG
Replies: 11
Views: 4813

Re: United starts EWR-PRG

That is great news. Naples, another new city already started.

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by klwright69
Tue Jun 04, 2019 8:05 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Aircrafts parked at RUH
Replies: 6
Views: 1548

Re: Aircrafts parked at RUH

They are always there. Ramadan is now over though.

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by klwright69
Sun Apr 14, 2019 4:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Did CO ever fly to JFK
Replies: 31
Views: 6214

Re: Did CO ever fly to JFK

It's true CO had a tiny footprint at JFK. CO stopped and restarted IAH-JFK several times. At one point they had it 4x a day to complete with B6. But they had stopped and started it again with 2x a day even before that. CO could never make up their mind if JFK was worth the time, ultimately it never ...

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by klwright69
Sun Mar 17, 2019 12:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American suspends service to Venezuela
Replies: 93
Views: 14555

Re: American suspends service to Venezuela

If AA were making so much money they wouldn't have stopped period. You know it must be bad now. UA was flying empty planes to CCS at the end before they stopped. The few people going couldn't justify it. Even the airport is considered dangerous let alone outside in town at this point.

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by klwright69
Thu Mar 14, 2019 6:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Europa in CCS
Replies: 2
Views: 882

Air Europa in CCS

If you google Caracas and Air Europa, there are a number of articles covering an incident with armed attackers and an Air Europa crew in downtown Caracas. Things are only worsening for the airlines operating into CCS. Apparently even the airport itself is no longer safe.

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by klwright69
Wed Feb 27, 2019 11:31 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet/Network Thread - 2019
Replies: 3546
Views: 700110

Re: United Fleet/Network Thread - 2019

I have noticed that UA is using the 777 300ER on EWR-BOM, but not to DEL. I wonder if this is a response to EK launching EWR service (via DXB, of course). Anyone want to comment on this? There is no thread on this equipment change at this point so I am mentioning it here.

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by klwright69
Sun Feb 10, 2019 4:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA Reducing IAH-SYD and LAX-SYD March to October
Replies: 91
Views: 17932

Re: UA Reducing IAH-SYD and LAX-SYD March to October

I think there is some overreaction here. UA is still committed to these markets to Australia. They could have gone seasonal only with LAX and IAH/SYD, but they didn't do that, they are still in the market even off season just not daily; and SFO/SYD and MEL/LAX and MEL/SFO are still year round right?...

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by klwright69
Sat Oct 20, 2018 9:29 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA's DEN-LHR seasonal service
Replies: 16
Views: 4509

Re: UA's DEN-LHR seasonal service

Well, is DEN-LHR on UA renewed for next year?

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by klwright69
Wed Oct 17, 2018 2:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA's DEN-LHR seasonal service
Replies: 16
Views: 4509

Re: UA's DEN-LHR seasonal service

Well, I believe the DEN slot came from EWR. There are five flights to LHR instead 6 like they've had before.

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by klwright69
Wed Oct 17, 2018 2:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA's DEN-LHR seasonal service
Replies: 16
Views: 4509

UA's DEN-LHR seasonal service

The seasonal routes have ended (ATH, KEF, OPO) yet DEN-LHR is continuing for the time being. Did they decide to make it year round?

Speaking of dropping HAM, UA still maintains seasonal 757 service to places like OPO, KEF, and ARN.

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by klwright69
Fri Aug 31, 2018 11:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: EK EWR flight a "Brilliant Strategy"
Replies: 53
Views: 10444

Re: EK EWR flight a "Brilliant Strategy"

Well, true, Perfectgriffen. And UA had India all to itself.

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by klwright69
Fri Aug 31, 2018 12:14 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Announces EWR-PRG, EWR-NAP, SFO-AMS
Replies: 126
Views: 17310

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

Yes, peculiar they haven't added ATH or VCE from another gateway. They just keep adding into EWR. OPO and KEF are coming back so that's great news. It's like EWR is their favourite hub with SFO as a close #2.

I guess it's a given HAM and ARN are returning.

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by klwright69
Sun Aug 26, 2018 9:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA announces PHL-TXL/DBV/BLQ/EDI, PHX-LHR, DFW-DUB/MUC, CLT-MUC, ORD-ATH
Replies: 305
Views: 38059

Re: AA announces PHL-TXL/DBV/BLQ/EDI, PHX-LHR, DFW-DUB/MUC, CLT-MUC, ORD-ATH

So AA will just do MIA to PAP? I recall UA couldn't make EWR-PAP work either.

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by klwright69
Fri Aug 24, 2018 12:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United's Kirby: Denver Getting Another United Euro Destination Soon
Replies: 140
Views: 19874

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

I can't really add to what hasn't already been said. AMS or CDG sound good, but it's the wrong alliance hubbed. It's likely somewhere in Germany, maybe BRU.

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by klwright69
Fri Aug 24, 2018 1:05 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Future of trans Atlantic to Eastern Europe?
Replies: 12
Views: 1929

Re: Future of trans Atlantic to Eastern Europe?

US carriers have studied these markets, and for those that have tried, they have never worked, outside of summer.
Even Berlin struggles. It's not only eastern Europe, but to Africa too. This is the whole reason US carriers have European partners.

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by klwright69
Sun Aug 12, 2018 3:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA announces IAD-TLV
Replies: 118
Views: 16808

Re: UA announces IAD-TLV

The fact that IAD-TLV will be a 777 and not a 787 sure indicates that TLV no longer needs a 787 to prove itself worthy. It demonstrates a lot of confidence. I wouldn't be surprised to see UA add another seasonal flight to ATH from another gateway.

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by klwright69
Sun Aug 12, 2018 3:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United seeks to return to JFK
Replies: 223
Views: 34802

Re: United seeks to return to JFK

CO has always had this complex with JFK.... Looking over their shoulder saying "We should be there too." CO started and stopped service from nonstop IAH I believe 3 times, definitely 2 times, varying between 2x up to 4x a day. They also had CLE service in addition to LGA and EWR. It should...

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by klwright69
Sun Aug 12, 2018 3:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why didn’t DL, AA, and CO order the 747-400?
Replies: 50
Views: 9591

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

Max Q is actually correct. CO was thinking about reacquiring some 747's in the late 90's. I am not sure what model. They saw a need for a few of their high volume routes such as IAH-London, IAH-HNL for instance. But for reasons listed they didn't do it. Since CO was considering bringing it back, thi...

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by klwright69
Mon Mar 05, 2018 3:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Gulf Air unveils growth strategy, upcoming brand refresh
Replies: 110
Views: 26297

Re: Gulf Air unveils growth strategy, upcoming brand refresh

This is the perfect time for Gulf Air. They are perfectly positioned to serve Saudi Arabia, UAE, and Egypt, now that QR was forced out.
This is a huge blow to QR. A lot of you seem to underestimate.
QR ran wide bodies to all over KSA, and now nothing.

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by klwright69
Mon Feb 05, 2018 3:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why does UA fly the 757 to LHR?
Replies: 64
Views: 12544

Re: Why does UA fly the 757 to LHR?

Much ado about little. I think the only year round 757 to LHR on UA is the daylight eastbound flight from IAD. I would like to add that I was recently in LHR very early in the a.m. and saw that UA 757 leave to return to IAD. For US departures that leaves very, very, early around 7 a.m. I would not b...

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