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by UA772IAD
Wed Sep 02, 2020 9:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing seeks to further boost 788 Commonality to Boost Sales
Replies: 164
Views: 22956

Re: Boeing seeks to further boost 788 Commonality to Boost Sales

I just find this to be funny, Boeing should've thought about this in 2004. IMO airlines only bought the 788 due to immediate needs to replace 767 size aircraft or embrace the publicity of being one of the first 787 carriers. The 789 is clearly a superior aircraft , and despite the short term need o...

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by UA772IAD
Wed Jun 17, 2020 6:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA monetizing frequent flyer program for $5B liquidity
Replies: 37
Views: 6334

Re: UA monetizing frequent flyer program for $5B liquidity

I get that the program itself generates revenue, but to me, that still sounds like a bit of an accounting gimmick. They're selling points which will be redeemed for future flights. Meaning, the program gets the revenue right away, and the airline gets the liability which it must redeem in a few yea...

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by UA772IAD
Fri Jun 12, 2020 2:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet, Network, & Livery Thread - 2020
Replies: 4716
Views: 741673

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

UA’s July schedule while similar to DL’s in terms of flights (ish) is very far behind in terms of seats. UA will offer about only 2/3 the amount of seats DL will. DL will also only offer a fraction of what AA is offering. This shows the shear size of UA’s cuts. Actually you are wrong UA and DL are ...

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by UA772IAD
Fri Apr 17, 2020 5:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air New Zealand Plans To Axe All Boeing 777 Crew
Replies: 66
Views: 15541

Re: Air New Zealand Plans To Axe All Boeing 777 Crew

I think many are overstating the longer term impact of COVID-19. I tend to recall many saying similar things about significant past events (2001 esoecially) and although demand was hugely effected for a few years, it rebounded to record levels not that long after. The landscape will change, as carr...

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by UA772IAD
Fri Mar 27, 2020 9:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Aviation sector unpaid leaves and layoffs thread
Replies: 1500
Views: 46841

Re: Menzies axes 17,500 staff

I think the only other major consideration is equipment. Does UA own all the equipment necessary - or did they sell it off or dispose of it when the work went to contractors? Obviously some things are interchangeable or universal, like belt loaders and baggage carts/baggage tractors, but, If the an...

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by UA772IAD
Fri Mar 27, 2020 9:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Aviation sector unpaid leaves and layoffs thread
Replies: 1500
Views: 46841

Re: Menzies axes 17,500 staff

Maybe. If the company takes the bailout and can't layoff workers, you can at least keep them busy by insourcing work. This may actually play out in Denver, where UA mainline handles UAX aircraft on mainline gates. We have actually been chipping away at their (menzies) work for a few years now. With...

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by UA772IAD
Fri Mar 27, 2020 6:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Aviation sector unpaid leaves and layoffs thread
Replies: 1500
Views: 46841

Re: Menzies axes 17,500 staff

Just the beginning And yes vendors go first, then airline staff. That’s because the actual airline doesn’t have to do the messy work with vendors… They just end the contract are we sure about that? (example) Do we think UA in IAD will dump their UAX vendor and then move mainline employees to work U...

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by UA772IAD
Fri Mar 27, 2020 6:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Aviation sector unpaid leaves and layoffs thread
Replies: 1500
Views: 46841

Re: Menzies axes 17,500 staff

it's not nonsense. There's not going to be many companies, in any industry, propping up their employment vendors. In many cases, they will cease payments to vendors and go delinquent. Considering how much work has been contracted out to vendors in the airline industry specifically here, if the work...

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by UA772IAD
Fri Mar 27, 2020 6:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Aviation sector unpaid leaves and layoffs thread
Replies: 1500
Views: 46841

Re: Menzies axes 17,500 staff

Just the beginning And yes vendors go first, then airline staff. That’s because the actual airline doesn’t have to do the messy work with vendors… They just end the contract are we sure about that? (example) Do we think UA in IAD will dump their UAX vendor and then move mainline employees to work U...

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by UA772IAD
Fri Mar 27, 2020 5:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Aviation sector unpaid leaves and layoffs thread
Replies: 1500
Views: 46841

Re: Menzies axes 17,500 staff

That's a risk one takes when accepting a job with a vendor. The margins are thin and in a situation like these the mainline carrier will only be concerned about preserving its own existence. It certainly won't be funneling money to its vendors. What nonsense. Do you honestly think the frontline sta...

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by UA772IAD
Fri Mar 27, 2020 5:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Aviation sector unpaid leaves and layoffs thread
Replies: 1500
Views: 46841

Re: Menzies axes 17,500 staff

That's a risk one takes when accepting a job with a vendor. The margins are thin and in a situation like these the mainline carrier will only be concerned about preserving its own existence. It certainly won't be funneling money to its vendors. What nonsense. Do you honestly think the frontline sta...

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by UA772IAD
Thu Mar 26, 2020 6:24 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: American Carriers after COVID-19
Replies: 15
Views: 3805

Re: American Carriers after COVID-19

The way it is trending, we will be one of the last places for it to end - we are currently on pace to pass China and probably Italy in cases and thus deaths. Currently not enough info coming out of Africa to really make a judgement there. But Europe will certainly get it under control before we do....

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by UA772IAD
Mon Feb 17, 2020 10:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Time for UA to step up?
Replies: 241
Views: 30367

Re: Time for UA to step up?

United needs a FL hub not for connections but because of demand from FL itself. Connections are just icing on the cake. Florida’s major airports are already busier than actual hubs like EWR and IAH without any connections. No...it doesnt. Yes Florida is a huge market, but not every airline needs to...

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by UA772IAD
Fri Feb 14, 2020 4:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Time for UA to step up?
Replies: 241
Views: 30367

Re: Time for UA to step up?

Do yourself a favor before asking broad questions: research. You might start by charting domestic ASMs, and rates of growth in domestic ASMs, for the major U.S. carriers. The last ~seven years would be good. Perhaps you’re not understanding the question, I’m asking how they can grow outside of thei...

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by UA772IAD
Fri Feb 14, 2020 3:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AS to join OneWorld / AA to make SEA an Intl gateway
Replies: 1208
Views: 142576

Re: AS to join OneWorld / AA to make SEA an Intl gateway

Why do you think that? Because AA launched an ULH from a city from which they don’t have a hub, but rather a newly enhanced partnership with a spurned DL partner? I think if SEA-BLR makes it 18 months then AA can celebrate. I agree. AA has been out of India for eight years now, and couldn't make it...

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by UA772IAD
Fri Feb 14, 2020 3:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AS to join OneWorld / AA to make SEA an Intl gateway
Replies: 1208
Views: 142576

Re: AS to join OneWorld / AA to make SEA an Intl gateway

Just in case anyone is wondering about the p2p demand between Seattle and India, it is as follows over the past year: *Round trip pax* DEL - 59,000 HYD - 38,000 BOM - 37,000 BLR - 36,000 MAA - 27,000 Yes HYD has more p2p demand from SEA than BLR, but the latter's yields are about 12% higher. Plus B...

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by UA772IAD
Fri Feb 14, 2020 3:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AS to join OneWorld / AA to make SEA an Intl gateway
Replies: 1208
Views: 142576

Re: AS to join OneWorld / AA to make SEA an Intl gateway

Delta and their entire management team has been sleeping. Way too many "Yes-Men" nodding to Ed and Team today. Not a single creative thinker in the entire org. Good for AA. Saludos, Alex Why do you think that? Because AA launched an ULH from a city from which they don’t have a hub, but ra...

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by UA772IAD
Fri Feb 14, 2020 3:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AS to join OneWorld / AA to make SEA an Intl gateway
Replies: 1208
Views: 142576

Re: AS to join oneworld

aaflyer777 wrote:
Anyone know where this LHR slot is coming from?


This could come from a BA frequency.

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by UA772IAD
Fri Feb 14, 2020 1:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Time for UA to step up?
Replies: 241
Views: 30367

Re: Time for UA to step up?

Because UA is completely apathetic to IAD. They have been in a "temporary" terminal for 30 years. Over the years they have cut and added flights trying to find something that would work. It is also very close to their EWR hub which could cover the Mid-Atlantic area adequately. IAD does no...

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by UA772IAD
Fri Feb 14, 2020 12:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Time for UA to step up?
Replies: 241
Views: 30367

Re: Time for UA to step up?

Aside SFO, forget the bloodbath on the West Coast. The Low hanging fruit would be for UAL to merge with JetBlue: Divest some of EWR (already eroding their market share somewhat by LCC's), get back into JFK, get FLL and MCO as true hubs in the South, and focus on being the core East Coast carrier wi...

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by UA772IAD
Wed Jan 01, 2020 12:29 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: US3 presence at their Europe partners hubs
Replies: 16
Views: 2014

Re: US3 presence at their Europe partners hubs

LH also considers MUC a hub, UA has service on its own metal to:
EWR (1x)
IAD (1x)
ORD (1x)
IAH (1x)
SFO (1x Summer)

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by UA772IAD
Tue Dec 31, 2019 12:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta launches operations center expansion in SEA
Replies: 25
Views: 5968

Re: Delta launches operations center expansion in SEA

long painful lines in check in, employees seemed overwhelmed and Confused on flight delays and rebooking etc. How many decades has it been since anybody got in line to talk to a human to "check in" on Delta??? Similarly, how many decades has it been since anybody got in a line to have a h...

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by UA772IAD
Wed Dec 18, 2019 10:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: ANA to ink 737 Max order soon.
Replies: 64
Views: 17586

Re: ANA to ink 737 Max order soon.

This order I find surprising that conservative ANA would risk the negative public reaction and publicity surrounding operating a fleet of MAX's. The public already does not care or remember. If the public cares then Southwest and Ryanair will soon be out of business. Generally speaking, the Japanes...

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by UA772IAD
Wed Dec 18, 2019 10:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Confirmed: British Airways next US route - PDX
Replies: 148
Views: 29050

Re: British Airways next US target

Personally I feel that CLE being so close to PIT would be disqualifying for BA, even if they had a plane. 2 hours, no risk of traffic , no doubt many Clevelanders drive to PIT for that flight. Let alone the fact that CLE doesn't seem to have any incentive money to dangle. CLE is also an hour and a ...

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by UA772IAD
Wed Dec 11, 2019 12:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United orders 50 A321 XLR, defers A350's to 2027
Replies: 481
Views: 86577

Re: United orders 50 A321 XLR, defers A350's to 2027

Yes, double daily increases the probability of a connection that works from the passenger point of view. And you don't need to lose the 77A, you can just add the XLR to increase frequency with fairly limited risk. Al tough it is easier to fly one type on one route. There are currently aircraft in t...

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by UA772IAD
Wed Dec 11, 2019 12:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United orders 50 A321 XLR, defers A350's to 2027
Replies: 481
Views: 86577

Re: United orders 50 A321 XLR, defers A350's to 2027

The 321XLR would also be a nice aircraft for DEN-Hawaii... Well, at least DEN-HNL. I doubt the runways in LIH or OGG are long enough for the A321XLR to make it back to DEN. For comparison, the last time I flew LIH-DEN in the 757-200(RR) we departed on runway 3 (6500'), the runway was wet, and every...

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by UA772IAD
Thu Dec 05, 2019 1:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United orders 50 A321 XLR, defers A350's to 2027
Replies: 481
Views: 86577

Re: United orders 50 A321 XLR

Nothing prevents them from having 2 versions. 757-200 has a 16J and 28J version. Y+ is different from premium economy. True, but why? A high-J configuration with high CASM doesn't mesh with the demand model of secondary markets/leisure markets. It's taking an aircraft made for flexibility and makin...

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by UA772IAD
Thu Dec 05, 2019 1:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United orders 50 A321 XLR, defers A350's to 2027
Replies: 481
Views: 86577

Re: United orders 50 A321 XLR

A321XLR is going to replace plenty of non-premium heavy 767s out of EWR/ORD/IAD. Do you think UA wants to run 767 with that many cheap seats? It's not good for the margin. A321XLR will have close to the same number of J seats as non premium 767s. Some of these leisure routes like EWR to Naples or S...

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by UA772IAD
Tue Dec 03, 2019 11:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United orders 50 A321 XLR, defers A350's to 2027
Replies: 481
Views: 86577

Re: Sources: United ordering 50 A321 XLR

Just saw this on bloomberg as well. Is the thinking that UAL will use these from EWR and IAD (and maybe ORD?) to secondary european markets - e.g. a replacement for the 757 TATL routes? There are such a few number of routes, 50 seems high. That being said, how many on here who trash UA/US3 for tran...

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by UA772IAD
Sat Nov 16, 2019 8:31 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates President slams other airlines and Airbus for mishandling and retiring A380
Replies: 294
Views: 44356

Re: Emirates CEO slams other airlines and Airbus for mishandling and retiring A380

The current traffic and airspace still has enough wiggle room. By 2025, this wiggle room will be consumed and then smaller aircraft will be penalised. :checkmark: :checkmark: Yes, today the industry worships frequency. Commercially it has become much more important than the hard or the soft product...

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by UA772IAD
Sat Nov 16, 2019 8:05 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates President slams other airlines and Airbus for mishandling and retiring A380
Replies: 294
Views: 44356

Re: Emirates CEO slams other airlines and Airbus for mishandling and retiring A380

Airport builders are acquiring enough land for future growth. They are not repeating the mistakes of 50-100-year-old airports. VLAs are relevant to just Super Hub to Super Hub routes. There is only a handful of those. Just because LHR is congested, the other point may not be the same. Where are you...

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by UA772IAD
Fri Nov 15, 2019 5:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates President slams other airlines and Airbus for mishandling and retiring A380
Replies: 294
Views: 44356

Re: Emirates CEO slams other airlines and Airbus for mishandling and retiring A380

IMO The A380 is way ahead of its time. But airports can only get so big, and we can only build so many new airports. Just because you will be able to fly from Portland to Manchester doesn't mean that demand for flights from Chicago to London will suddenly stop increasing. We absolutely will need VL...

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by UA772IAD
Mon Oct 28, 2019 6:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest CEO given green light by Board to look at other aircraft
Replies: 280
Views: 73963

Re: Southwest CEO given green light by Board to look at other aircraft

Just curious, why does a CEO need a green light from the chairman in order to look at other manufacturers? Doesn’t the CEO have the authority to choose the aircraft that he or she thinks would maximize the value of shareholders regardless of the supplier? I’m not privy to how these decisions work a...

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by UA772IAD
Sat Oct 26, 2019 3:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest CEO given green light by Board to look at other aircraft
Replies: 280
Views: 73963

Re: Southwest CEO given green light by Board to look at other aircraft

Since everyone KNOWS this is a 'ploy' to get Boeing to budge on prices, WHY would Boeing even bother 'budging?' Exactly. Everyone involved knows what's going on. The 1%ers on WN's BoD wants to look like they are earning their $millions for watching PowerPoints four times a year so they push out thi...

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by UA772IAD
Wed Sep 18, 2019 6:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL explanation on checking carry on bags
Replies: 97
Views: 16624

Re: Laughable DL explanation on checking carry on bags

I'm a bit perplexed, based on reading the thread- with examples of ballast loads, I was expecting to see a CRJ, perhaps at an airport which might be at the edge of the performance envelope of the aircraft. When I clicked the link, I see a widebody (looks like a 767) at JFK. Obviously all aircraft ha...

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by UA772IAD
Tue Sep 03, 2019 6:03 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Is consolidation over in the US ?
Replies: 117
Views: 17199

Re: Is consolidation over in the US ?

I really doubt that Alaska and Jetblue are going to exist in 10-20 years Who do you see taking over flying within the state if Alaska? That's the thing, I am not sure how a merger would work with that. I would be surprised if Alaska has a larger presence in the Lower 48 than they do now in 10 years...

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by UA772IAD
Tue Sep 03, 2019 5:49 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Is consolidation over in the US ?
Replies: 117
Views: 17199

Re: Is consolidation over in the US ?

Consolidation is not close to over. Actually, I'm expecting a ton of it in the next recession. My bets: Sun country: Bought by Southwest (or maybe Alaska if they don't buy B6), fleet is quite compatable. Allegiant: Bought by Spirit (Not Frontier, why would they buy a fleet of aircraft that they are...

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by UA772IAD
Sun Aug 25, 2019 11:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why didn’t UA order the 77W until they needed a 744 replacement?
Replies: 40
Views: 8031

Re: Why didn’t UA order the 77W until they needed a 744 replacement?

It's also worth mentioning that, prior to the merger, UA identified the A350 as the replacement aircraft for the 400 fleet. Network planning execs. determined that the 77W was "old" technology, and instead felt the 787/A350 (plus existing 777-200 and 767 fleets) would be the answer to UA's...

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by UA772IAD
Sun Aug 25, 2019 5:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Did United ever have a 747 base at EWR?
Replies: 36
Views: 7633

Re: Did United ever have a 747 base at EWR?

When did UA stop flying 747 out of IAD? October 19, 2017 as part of the 747 farewell tour. As for regularly scheduled service; I believe it was in 2010/11? The pilot base closed prior to this and I remember IAD-NRT being the last regularly scheduled 744 route at IAD. This was an upgage from the 777...

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by UA772IAD
Sat Jul 13, 2019 9:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Complaint filed against Boeing and WN over 737 MAX safety issues
Replies: 90
Views: 14867

Re: Complaint filed against Boeing and WN over 737 MAX safety issues

Much of this is a precursor to adding FAA liability and compensation to the mix. Boeing legal team must be reading the printed word, between the lines, and inferences by behaviour, especially where their employees have been wearing two hats. And the FAA will be doing the same. Presumably WN is in t...

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by UA772IAD
Tue Feb 05, 2019 7:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL already ending SEA-KIX?
Replies: 72
Views: 13815

Re: DL already ending SEA-KIX?

SEA-HKG's problems were (1) SEA's comparatively small HK demand, (2) it attempted to supplement that with the also-comparatively-small demand of non-California US p.o.s. to HK and (3) California p.o.s. that didn't want to pay the yield for a nonstop. That's a tough proposition, and ultimately, a fa...

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by UA772IAD
Tue Feb 05, 2019 7:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL already ending SEA-KIX?
Replies: 72
Views: 13815

Re: DL already ending SEA-KIX?

zakuivcustom wrote:
Umm...MU investment and that PVG hub is there and plays a huge role for Delta in mainland PRC.


The KE JV and ICN operation is DL's biggest asset in terms of servicing interior China.

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by UA772IAD
Thu Nov 15, 2018 8:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why doesnt UA level Terminal C EWR?
Replies: 109
Views: 13749

Re: Why doesnt UA level Terminal C EWR?

When was the last time you were at LAX United? They've COMPLETELY redone the check in and security area. It's much better and nicer than it's ever been. It definitely use to be a disaster, but nowadays it's nice, spacious, and airy. Honestly, even compare it to UA's other hubs: T1 at ORD is more da...

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by UA772IAD
Thu Nov 15, 2018 8:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why doesnt UA level Terminal C EWR?
Replies: 109
Views: 13749

Re: Why doesnt UA level Terminal C EWR?

There's a reason why EWR and most of the major airports including ORD and IAD rank low on the best airports survey... America is not willing to invest in public transport services in comparison to pretty much everywhere else in the world. It's just how it is. That's false. It's simply that other co...

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by UA772IAD
Wed Nov 07, 2018 2:01 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Amazon's HQ2 Impact on DC's aviation?
Replies: 105
Views: 11963

Re: Amazon's HQ2 Impact on DC's aviation?

One area that has been curiously overlooked here is airfare... I'm wondering how this variable in the equation could be affected- say between WAS-SEA and other major centers where Amazon conducts/will be conducting business from its HQ2. If airlines largely keep their current schedules/aircraft on s...

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by UA772IAD
Tue Nov 06, 2018 3:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Amazon's HQ2 Impact on DC's aviation?
Replies: 105
Views: 11963

Re: Amazon's HQ2 Impact on DC's aviation?

Well if this happens at Long Island City, real estate prices will be even more outrageous than they are now. New York City doesn’t need amazon. Many in Northern Virginia are saying the same thing... Its already high enough, so I doubt it will be affect prices that much, as there won't be much reloc...

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by UA772IAD
Tue Nov 06, 2018 2:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Amazon's HQ2 Impact on DC's aviation?
Replies: 105
Views: 11963

Re: Amazon's HQ2 Impact on DC's aviation?

tphuang wrote:
Well if this happens at Long Island City, real estate prices will be even more outrageous than they are now. New York City doesn’t need amazon.


Many in Northern Virginia are saying the same thing...

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by UA772IAD
Tue Nov 06, 2018 2:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Amazon's HQ2 Impact on DC's aviation?
Replies: 105
Views: 11963

Re: Amazon's HQ2 Impact on DC's aviation?

What I'm curious about, is where they think they're going to get the real estate to build a 50,000 employee HQ2 in Crystal City? I'm genuinely curious what land is available there. Last time NOVA made the news for HQ2, Senator Tim Kaine was showing Amazon executives around the Center for Innovative...

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by UA772IAD
Thu Aug 16, 2018 4:45 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DCA to the world
Replies: 65
Views: 7427

Re: DCA to the world

To that I say, 1) IAD continues to hold its own; UA remains committed to its operation there and in addition, the portfolio of foreign carriers offering service is substantial is contrary to the arguments that the airport is undesirable or unprofitable. 2) Ride-sharing services like Uber and Lyft h...

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