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by fry530
Wed May 15, 2019 2:39 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Denver Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 124
Views: 15395

Re: Denver Aviation Thread - 2019

Edelweiss will re-start seasonal DEN flights this month with the A340-300 instead of the A333 per CAPA. I'm not sure why they've switched the aircraft but it will be nice to see the A343 again. https://centreforaviation.com/news/edelweiss-air-files-adjustment-on-zurich-denver-service-from-summer-20...

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by fry530
Sat May 11, 2019 11:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ironic DL Flight Number
Replies: 53
Views: 10079

Re: Ironic DL Flight Number

GE90man wrote:
AA has a 777-200ER registered N773AN


And UA has a 777-200ER registered N787UA!

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by fry530
Sun May 05, 2019 1:25 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Denver hub 1990s?
Replies: 89
Views: 11965

Re: United Denver hub 1990s?

I think it was all domestic until the 2000's when London and Frankfurt were ran on UA metal seasonally (or year round?) at several points. Until the last decade or so, DEN just didn't have as much demand for intercontinental flights. I believe BA started around 1998 or so and was the first major in...

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by fry530
Wed Apr 24, 2019 6:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Airlines "Evolution" to Globe Livery released
Replies: 1781
Views: 353519

Re: United Airlines "Evolution" to Globe Livery released

I think they did great job! I was not a fan of the post merger globe, and I feel like this is a huge step up. Great integration of the globe and more blue! It defintely feels like it represents what United is now. Well done!

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by fry530
Wed Apr 17, 2019 10:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: When did United Fully Phase Out Rising Blue?
Replies: 25
Views: 4225

Re: When did United Fully Phase Out Rising Blue?

I believe the final mainline aircraft to have Rising Blue was N655UA. Here's a photo of it from October 2014:

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by fry530
Sat Mar 30, 2019 3:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Denver Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 124
Views: 15395

Re: Denver Aviation Thread - 2019

CALMSP wrote:
today is showing a 767-300 GCM-DEN. Who would this be? or an error?


No error there, they've been chartering an Eastern 763. Right now is peak spring break travel season, so I think they're making good use of the extra capacity.

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by fry530
Wed Mar 20, 2019 7:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Airlines "Evolution" to Globe Livery released
Replies: 1781
Views: 353519

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

Runway Gray bottom/engines will stay. This will minimize repaint costs. Wavy cheatline will be "Rhapsody" blue. Tail color will not extend onto body and will be Rhapsody Blue with United Blue and Dusk globe. Lettering in same boring font in Rhapsody Blue. Everything else Eurowhite. Blah.....

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by fry530
Thu Mar 14, 2019 6:56 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 1,200+ flights cancelled at DEN
Replies: 42
Views: 9684

Re: 1,200+ flights cancelled at DEN

Colorado weather is really much nicer than most people think for most of the time, but I do not miss living in those spring snowstorms. Most people seem to think you’re all up in the mountains. Definitely you snowshoe to work 6 months of the year, and mine silver the other 6. :rotfl: This had me cr...

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by fry530
Wed Mar 13, 2019 10:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 1,200+ flights cancelled at DEN
Replies: 42
Views: 9684

Re: 1,200+ flights cancelled at DEN

CM476 has turned around and is going back to PTY. Gate space may be an issue at ORD since LH went to DTW and BA went to LAS. FI671 still has yet to divert, but I am sure it will. Also, it's looking like we will have two BA flights tomorrow to make up for today. Will this be the case with the LH and...

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by fry530
Wed Mar 13, 2019 9:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 1,200+ flights cancelled at DEN
Replies: 42
Views: 9684

Re: 1,200+ flights cancelled at DEN

FI671 still has yet to divert, but I am sure it will.

Also, it's looking like we will have two BA flights tomorrow to make up for today. Will this be the case with the LH and FI flights too?

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by fry530
Mon Feb 11, 2019 5:45 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA Reducing IAH-SYD and LAX-SYD March to October
Replies: 91
Views: 17249

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

Man how times change. UA was the biggest US carrier to Australia for years and now they're being overshadowed in LAX. UA remains the largest US carrier to Australia by a wide margin, even with these frequency reductions. Total # of US-Australia Flights, by US Carrier AA LAX-SYD DL LAX-SYD UA SFO-SY...

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by fry530
Mon Feb 04, 2019 8:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A source close to British Airways Details 747-400 Retirement Plans
Replies: 46
Views: 11602

Re: British Airways Details 747-400 Retirement Plans

I have to wonder if we will see some of the less premium heavy 747 routes change equipment soon then? Will places like DEN, PHX, LAS etc. start seeing a switch soon? Some of those 747s that are due to be retired this year, like CIVB and CIVD tend to fly those routes.

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by fry530
Sat Feb 02, 2019 9:17 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Airlines with multiple languages on branding
Replies: 13
Views: 1573

Re: Airlines with multiple languages on branding

I recall that South African had two sets of titles on their old livery. One side of the aircraft was in English read “South African Airways” and the other in Afrikaans read “Suid Afrikaanse Lugdiens”.

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by fry530
Tue Jan 29, 2019 2:51 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Denver Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 124
Views: 15395

Re: Denver Aviation Thread - 2019

Well, in other news it looks like UA is looking to compete with F9 on DEN-BTV: https://www.mynbc5.com/article/hello-gorgeous-cancer-survivor-gets-surprise-makeover-of-a-lifetime/26023361 Here's the a.net threat on it too: http://www.airliners.net/forum/viewtopic.php?f=3&t=1414181 Interesting tha...

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by fry530
Sat Jan 26, 2019 10:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Denver Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 124
Views: 15395

Re: Denver Aviation Thread - 2019

The MUC flight is mostly 350. In the winter it is a 350 most days, and a couple days a week is a 330. It started as a 330 but quickly upguaged to a 346 and then a 350. I agree that DL running DEN-AMS would be a bit of a jab to UA, but the politics of it are a bit laughable. Given that KLM and Delta...

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by fry530
Sat Jan 26, 2019 12:41 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Denver Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 124
Views: 15395

Re: Denver Aviation Thread - 2019

330 wouldn't take much of any performance hit. Lufthansa flew DEN-MUC on the 330 before the 350's came on board. And DEN-ZRH is also on a 330. DEN-MUC is still an A330. The A350 replaced the A346 on the summer upgauge, and when DEN-MUC was first started briefly in 2007, it was on the A343. I would ...

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by fry530
Fri Jan 25, 2019 4:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Denver Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 124
Views: 15395

Re: Denver Aviation Thread - 2019

With UA adding DEN - FRA daily and reintroducing the seasonal DEN - LHR next summer I would imagine that the A widebody gates are nearly at capacity in the afternoons. I wonder if they have capacity to add more widebody flights before the new gates open in 2020. I believe Norwegian is bringing back...

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by fry530
Fri Jan 18, 2019 12:46 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Denver Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 124
Views: 15395

Re: Denver Aviation Thread - 2019

I flew through the C Concourse today and noticed C38 is branded all up for United Airlines. How many other gates across A and C are like this now? Peace :box: Looking at the map, that one appears to be common use, but it sounds like UA has been using it quite a bit though. Beyond that, it appears t...

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by fry530
Fri Jan 18, 2019 12:32 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SIA brand overhaul
Replies: 134
Views: 22352

Re: SIA brand overhaul

This one seems a bit more promising as SQ seems to have this stuff down. Sure, LH and EI had the same going for them and then underwhelmed us, but there are good examples of recent brand updates like Air Tahiti Nui, Qantas, and Hawaiian, which took great and inspiring liveries but tweaked them to lo...

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by fry530
Mon Jan 14, 2019 9:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Confirmed: British Airways to paint 4 aircraft in retro livery
Replies: 661
Views: 132355

Re: Rumor: British Airways to paint 4 aircraft in retro livery

Man I hope whatever four schemes they use will be on 747s! Not only would that be so cool, but they could paint over those horrid “One World” titles. Those ruin the elegance of the queen for me, but if they traded that for some retros, that would be super elegant! Plus being in DEN, that means we ma...

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by fry530
Fri Dec 21, 2018 4:24 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Does Air Force One stay with the president?
Replies: 29
Views: 6081

Re: Does Air Force One stay with the president?

I saw one of the VC-25s at JFK in 2011. I have no idea if Obama was in NYC at the time since I was connecting through JFK from FCO to DEN, but I assumed that was the case. I had always thought it would stay wherever POTUS is.

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by fry530
Wed Dec 12, 2018 8:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA announces SFO-DEL/MEL/YYZ; Expands AKL/AMS/PPT/ICN.
Replies: 507
Views: 70896

Re: United Airlines CEO to Make Historic Route Announcement Tomorrow (12/12)

UA's coverage of Australia is impressive. With this they'll have SFO/LAX/IAH-SYD and SFO/LAX-MEL. That's great for an airline that has no Star Alliance feed on one end. While I will agree that this may have been a bit overhyped, it is still impressive none the less. UA has really stepped it up to qu...

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by fry530
Wed Dec 12, 2018 6:29 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA announces SFO-DEL/MEL/YYZ; Expands AKL/AMS/PPT/ICN.
Replies: 507
Views: 70896

Re: United Airlines CEO to Make Historic Route Announcement Tomorrow (12/12)

I would have to guess something along the lines of SFO-SGN or SFO-BKK and maybe EWR-JNB? I would think it will be SFO/EWR centric. Maybe LAX will get something new too but I'd be surprised if ORD, IAD, IAH, or DEN get much.

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by fry530
Mon Dec 10, 2018 2:45 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Denver International Airport Expansion Plans
Replies: 144
Views: 26531

Re: Denver International Airport Expansion Plans

I don't think that is happening, but nice try. Why would they want to go head to head with UA at another hub? Because it's a good and growing Hub?? American won't leave PHX for Denver when they currently have a solid operation at PHX and have invested millions in upgrading the Admirals Clubs and re...

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by fry530
Sat Dec 01, 2018 2:49 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Newly renovated terminal 1 at LAX unveiled
Replies: 54
Views: 11327

Re: Newly renovated terminal 1 at LAX unveiled

I flew through there last week. It feels very clean and modern, unlike many of the other terminals at LAX. It was really a great experience.

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by fry530
Fri Nov 30, 2018 6:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Next Route Announcement Coming Soon (DEN-FRA)
Replies: 44
Views: 7825

Re: United Next Route Announcement Coming Soon (DEN-FRA)

Awesome but also not awesome. I’m assmuning we’re going to lose LH’s 747??? Truly devastating. No, this flight is in addition to LH's FRA and MUC flights. UA and LH already double up on frequencies on some other hubs, so no reason to think this is replacing the LH flight. The Colorado Sun reports t...

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by fry530
Thu Nov 29, 2018 5:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What's Next for Denver (2018 version)
Replies: 77
Views: 11545

Re: What's Next for Denver (2018 version)

Would love to see UA hit 600+ Another Asian city has to be coming. There is no way UAs sole Tokyo flight is meeting the demand of DEN to The East. As for SW. They are my least favorite airline and I still sometimes get bitter about their arrival in Denver in 2006. Just. Let. Me. Pick. My. Seat. Per...

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by fry530
Thu Nov 29, 2018 5:02 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What's Next for Denver (2018 version)
Replies: 77
Views: 11545

Re: What's Next for Denver (2018 version)

Would love to see UA hit 600+ Another Asian city has to be coming. There is no way UAs sole Tokyo flight is meeting the demand of DEN to The East. As for SW. They are my least favorite airline and I still sometimes get bitter about their arrival in Denver in 2006. Just. Let. Me. Pick. My. Seat. Per...

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by fry530
Mon Nov 19, 2018 10:28 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Airport codes named after a city that isn't the primary served area?
Replies: 43
Views: 3350

Re: Airport codes named after a city that isn't the primary served area?

XAM2175 wrote:
fry530 wrote:
Yeah but the code is NRT. That would reflect Narita, which the title of this thread is asking for airport codes specifically.


I was supporting your argument mate...


Ah. Seems I misread your reply here. I suppose I owe you an apology for getting defensive.

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by fry530
Mon Nov 19, 2018 3:04 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Airport codes named after a city that isn't the primary served area?
Replies: 43
Views: 3350

Re: Airport codes named after a city that isn't the primary served area?

How about NRT? It’s branded as Tokyo - Narita, and it’s defintely a major gateway to Tokyo, but the code is obviously NRT and the airport is in the town of Narita. Well, official name of NRT is simply “Narita International Airport”, so technically it is not really branded as “Tokyo-Narita” official...

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by fry530
Sun Nov 18, 2018 5:54 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Airport codes named after a city that isn't the primary served area?
Replies: 43
Views: 3350

Re: Airport codes named after a city that isn't the primary served area?

How about NRT? It’s branded as Tokyo - Narita, and it’s defintely a major gateway to Tokyo, but the code is obviously NRT and the airport is in the town of Narita. By that logic, ICN, STN, FCO, and IAD all fit the bill. The thing to remember about this is though, that major airports tend to coincide...

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by fry530
Wed Nov 14, 2018 8:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: When Did United Fully Phase Out Battleship Grey?
Replies: 97
Views: 13269

Re: When Did United Fully Phase Out Battleship Grey?

Unpopular opinion I’m sure....but I loved this livery. Being born in 1992 and growing up in Denver, it’s just the United I remember. Back when they had happy meals for kids on board! I remember getting to fly in 747 once, it was a domestic flight....Denver to Orlando but I think we connected somewh...

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by fry530
Wed Nov 14, 2018 6:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: When Did United Fully Phase Out Battleship Grey?
Replies: 97
Views: 13269

Re: When Did United Fully Phase Out Battleship Grey?

I flew DEN-LAX on N666UA in October of 2010. At the time it still had the battleship livery. That was the last time I flew a battleship plane. I also remember seeing a battleship 757 in DEN sometime around December of 2011. I don’t think I saw any other ones after that. I actually always loved that ...

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by fry530
Sun Nov 11, 2018 5:23 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Most peculiar or noteworthy multi-sector flights today?
Replies: 9
Views: 2092

Re: Most peculiar or noteworthy multi-sector flights today?

I know SQ flies SIN-FRA-JFK, SIN-MAN (formerly DME)-IAH, SIN-HKG-SFO, and SIN-NRT-LAX. Obviously range is a factor in all of these, but they’re some interesting routes none the less.

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by fry530
Tue Sep 25, 2018 4:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Aer Lingus Announces Upcoming Brand Refresh
Replies: 521
Views: 92866

Re: Aer Lingus Announces Upcoming Brand Refresh

I'd love to see them go the route of Air Tahiti Nui or Hawaiian by keeping the same general design, but by modernizing the font, tweaking some of the elements, but also adding something subtle to enhance the quality design that is already there. They could do something really cool by adding some sub...

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by fry530
Tue Sep 25, 2018 4:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA DEN-LHR
Replies: 31
Views: 6505

Re: UA DEN-LHR

That's exactly what it boils down too is the slot availability, I work this flight almost everyday out of DEN and it is consistently full or near full, so seems to be performing well, however due to the fact that EWR needs it back for the winter and slot availability in LHR it will stay seasonal fo...

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by fry530
Wed Sep 12, 2018 5:21 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Confirmed: EI to MSP and YUL in 2019
Replies: 176
Views: 12496

Re: Aer Lingus rumor - announcement 9/12

It would be nice to see them add DEN since there has been a rumor about them coming here for awhile now. As I understand it, aren’t EI looking to expand to airports that will give them subsidies? I remember reading that somewhere on this forum, so if anyone can confirm that would be great! Which air...

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by fry530
Fri Aug 03, 2018 1:13 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Airports with funny names
Replies: 24
Views: 2259

Re: Airports with funny names

Seeing as how he was a comedian, would Burbank Bob Hope Airport fit the bill?

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by fry530
Thu Jul 19, 2018 12:29 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Is DCA the closest thing to Kai Tak in the US?
Replies: 43
Views: 3317

Re: Is DCA the closest thing to Kai Tak in the US?

Maybe not in terms of aircraft or scenery, but I would think in terms of challenging approaches places like ASE and EGE might compare? I’ve never had the pleasure of landing at either, but I know they have some pretty crazy approaches and take offs. SAN seems to be the most similar, since they at le...

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by fry530
Wed Jul 04, 2018 12:49 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Orders that didn’t happen
Replies: 81
Views: 5145

Re: Orders that didn’t happen

I don't recall if they were actually ordered or not, but didn't Continental look into A340s in the early 90's, and 767-300s later on? I remember reading that somewhere. http://www.airliners.net/forum/viewtopic.php?t=174795 This was already discussed before... :rotfl: I wasn't on here 16 years ago m...

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by fry530
Tue Jul 03, 2018 2:51 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Orders that didn’t happen
Replies: 81
Views: 5145

Re: Orders that didn’t happen

I don't recall if they were actually ordered or not, but didn't Continental look into A340s in the early 90's, and 767-300s later on? I remember reading that somewhere.

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by fry530
Thu Jun 28, 2018 3:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA not resuming OAK
Replies: 61
Views: 9363

Re: BA not resuming OAK

Do they really need OAK? Seems like SFO is much more lucrative with multiple daily flights and even A380s in the summer. Plus SJC seems to be holding its own. I would guess BA pulls some premium traffic out of the Bay Area which has to be better then the back of the plane travelers looking for the c...

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by fry530
Fri Jun 15, 2018 2:39 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Airports built by airlines (outside Thailand)
Replies: 6
Views: 1469

Re: Airports built by airlines (outside Thailand)

I don’t know about airports that were all for one airline, but I do know that both United and Continental had a huge involvement in the design process of DEN when they were replacing Stapleton. United wanted a long concourse to itself and Continental wanted one that was attached to the main terminal...

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by fry530
Tue Jun 12, 2018 6:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Norwegian Air's DEN - CDG flight is already failing?
Replies: 49
Views: 11836

Re: Norwegian Air's DEN - CDG flight is already failing?

DEN is not "over-saturated" with flights to Europe -- indeed, those flights are filled to the gills with customers. People tend to forget that Denver is the largest city between the Great Plains and the West Coast (to include Phoenix).LH sees value in two daily flights to Germany, BA send...

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by fry530
Mon Jun 11, 2018 6:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Norwegian Air's DEN - CDG flight is already failing?
Replies: 49
Views: 11836

Re: Norwegian Air's DEN - CDG flight is already failing?

This does make sense given that so much of the Paris traffic has to be summer seasonal, and probably more so focused on the tourists from Denver. Do the French really visit Colorado that much? I feel as though I rarely ever see French tourists here. I have to wonder if Air France would do better, gi...

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by fry530
Tue Apr 17, 2018 1:19 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What would happen at DEN if Southwest overtakes United?
Replies: 57
Views: 7131

Re: What would happen at DEN if Southwest overtakes United?

As long as UA isn’t bleeding money in DEN, which according to Kirby that’s not the case, it wouldn’t really result in any negative change. They may even be more aggressive in competing with WN. DEN is a multi hub city. It has been for a long time, and it’s growing which means that only becomes more ...

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by fry530
Sat Apr 14, 2018 4:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Kirby: 3 UA Mid-Continent Hubs are Where the Growth Is
Replies: 29
Views: 6485

Re: Kirby: 3 UA Mid-Continent Hubs are Where the Growth Is

How much more can UA grow in Denver? Plus thinking about Salt Lake City expanding airport, they can compete more successfully against Denver. They can grow DEN by quite a bit especially for TATL and TPAC. I've always found it odd that until now UA hasn't flown to Europe and only now do we get a 3x ...

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by fry530
Sat Apr 14, 2018 3:23 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: What Plane Did I Fly?
Replies: 11
Views: 2070

Re: What Plane Did I Fly?

https://www.transtats.bts.gov/ONTIME/Departures.aspx

That will tell you the tail number, and you can then know what aircraft type it was, so long as you can figure out what your departure time was.
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https://www.transtats.bts.gov/ONTIME/Departures.aspx

That will tell you the tail number, and you can then know what aircraft type it was, so long as you can figure out what your departure time was.

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by fry530
Wed Apr 04, 2018 1:36 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Old livery "holdouts"
Replies: 18
Views: 1757

Re: Old livery "holdouts"

There was a time in the early-mid 00s when if you flew Delta you'd have no idea what livery out of 3 you might get! United had some planes in battle ship grey and the white and orange livery for quite some time as well. Ha! I remember that. As a kid I used to play a game anytime I flew UA, wonderin...

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by fry530
Fri Mar 30, 2018 1:38 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Favorite Airport to Fly In/Out Of?
Replies: 51
Views: 2662

Re: Favorite Airport to Fly In/Out Of?

LHR is one of my absolute favorites. It may be kind of a pain in the ass to deal with, but if you sit in the starboard side in a window seat, and land on one of the 27’s, it’s spectacular. Such amazing views of an amazing city! Plus, the variety of aircraft and airlines is really something. How many...

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