Two weeks ago it was re-registered from Southwest to an opaque Delaware corporation.
https://registry.faa.gov/aircraftinquir ... Txt=n651sw
A recent interview with CEO of United said they were looking at used wide bodies... Maybe UA is taking a look as a cheap source of cheap widebody capacity If UA was taking a look why would the plane be at the AA hanger and not UA? For that matter, it would be a lot more cost effective to fly a coup...Jump to post
So what happens when you sell 214 diamond seats and you only have 183 IPTE? Anecdotally, ORD-LHR seems like a market where if United could fly a smaller plane or if they could fly two flights a day they would. But there is no smaller plane, they've got Heathrow slots to protect, and they've gotta c...Jump to post
it's surprising to me that the carriers would tolerate their regional partners operating so many delayed flights. Usually it's the mainline carrier delaying the regional flights – if I'm a major with 20 mainline flights and 20 regional scheduled and the FAA says I can only operate 20 flights, I'm g...Jump to post
If someone really wants to buy BWI-XXX-Europe from United, they can always fly Air Canada via YYZ. United'll be happy to sell that itinerary since it's covered by the A++ JV. The fastest BWI-EWR-LHR itinerary I can find on United, as an example, is 10h 10m. If you're standing in BWI and determined t...Jump to post
redrooster3 wrote:So that just leaves only one 3-class 767 remaining?
FAKE NEWS, it was only one of those flights listed, the other turned out false, all passengers connected to AA from another carrier in the European city & cause was determined to be from the previous carrier due to other sick cases in that European connection. Shows how starved some are for att...Jump to post
E175E2 is too heavy for scope clause and the extra row vs. E175 pushes it over 76 seats. I wouldn't be surprised if part of the scope update that's being asked for allow E175-E2 at UAX. Someday those E175-E1s are going to need to be replaced and I doubt the company's going to want to do that with C...Jump to post
It's interesting that two North American network airlines with 100-seat mainline feel it's worth investing in (Delta and JetBlue with their A220 orders), two North American network airlines with 100-seat mainline are reported to be working at getting rid of it (Air Canada and American), and two Nort...Jump to post
Fire sale! I guess launching new service into a country with a crashing currency isn’t a good business plan on top of the rest of the operation that continues to hemorrhage cash. Nope. I thought that was the plan all along? Yup. So the OEM's allowed someone to purchase a/c that they were not going ...Jump to post
Isn't the ERJ-195 E2 more of a regional jet compared to the CS100, even though they are technically capable of a similar seat count? I've always been educated by the fact that 4-abreast is a regional jet, while 5-abreast is mainline... There is no universally accepted definition of regional jet or ...Jump to post
But I still have the same question: are these 21 3 Class 772’s first on the list to be refurbished? Same for remaining 763’s? There're only 3 remaining 3-class 763s. You'll be able to knock me over with a feather if that's still the case come 2019. (Having an itty-bitty subfleet sounds like an oper...Jump to post
How is it that DL's ability to operate 100 seat category aircraft is better than's UAL's? Is DL's management better than UA's? I'll preface this with (a) I don't have skin in this game so my commentary means diddly and (b) I don't have all the information – my intent here is only to add bits of inf...Jump to post
I realize that United needs to put the HD 772 to some destinations as some 772’s are off line being “Polarisized”- it’s only the fact they can cost $7,500+ one way from Madrid to EWR that bugs me. It’s really an inferior seat today for international business. But, it’s all temporary. The dense IPTE...Jump to post
In Lufthansa's discussion of fleet renewal for Austrian (airline), they say they haven't pulled the trigger on a purchase because they can't make the numbers work. The business case isn't there. The home carrier having trouble with its business case in its own hub suggests to me that that there's ov...Jump to post
Are the folks at UA putting the (7?) newly refurbished 763’s on a rotating schedule, and just showing the old seat map on all flights? I’m in seat 1F which I “think” is a forward facing Polaris seat, if indeed I luck out and get a true Polaris 763? The only rear-facing business seats on 767s are on...Jump to post
The aircraft appears to be configured with a lot of premium seating, i.e., the whole upper deck. Does ANA sell a lot of premium seats on leisure markets? Doing some math comparing the 789s they're flying today to these 380 seat maps, the 380s have a *lower* percentage of premium cabin seats than th...Jump to post
I am not a lawyer but the US-EU air transportation agreement from 2007 , which seems to be the current, relevant agreement, has this to say: Each Party shall allow each airline to determine the frequency and capacity of the international air transportation it offers based upon commercial considerati...Jump to post
YYZLGA wrote:spinkid wrote:I suspect that for most passengers, the width of the aircraft is probably fairly low down on their list of priorities.I don't know why someone would want to fly on a narrow body across the pond when you can choose a widebody on a more reputable carrier.
Some airlines did it right : Taiwan grateful to United Airlines for imaginative website solution to ‘one China’ rule Taiwan has expressed gratitude to United Airlines for finding an unusual way to “differentiate” the island from mainland China while complying with Beijing’s “one China” demand. Taiw...Jump to post
Are B763 cabins that are getting Polaris updated in Y? Just heard someone complaining about their experience in Economy. Yes. The 3-cabin 763 conversations are being updated to match (and in some cases exceed) their 2-cabin counterparts – new bins, new seats (signature surfaces, new IFE), new caret...Jump to post
If a mainline carrier owns a regional carrier outright do the scope clauses still apply or is it just for contracted third party flying? Is the primary concern of the union to avoid having regional crews paid mainline salaries or is the concern about mainline flying being farmed out to a different ...Jump to post
For reference, the America's route map in the August Sky magazine: https://view.imirus.com/209/document/12969/page/140
Interesting their world route map doesn't show Medellin but does show Bogota, Cartagena, and Quito: https://view.imirus.com/209/document/12969/page/132
N2331U appears to be ferrying SFOHNL today as UA 2751 and returning Thurs UA2804... What are they up to now :scratchchin: Wonder if it's an extra section to get people out ahead of the hurricane. Does the 28XX range ever transport revenue passengers? 2804 is on sale to paying customers and already ...Jump to post
iahcsr wrote:N2331U appears to be ferrying SFOHNL today as UA 2751 and returning Thurs UA2804... What are they up to now
That is in addition to the A330-330 P2F MSN231 D-AAEC at EAT one more A330-300P2F is on the way, MSN346 and will become D-AAED. My understanding of the nose gear bump on the purprose-build 330 freighters is that a little extra height was needed to make a flat load floor. For the A330 P2F aircraft (...Jump to post
dz09 wrote:I'm surprised that Norwegian is just another garbage airline.
SFO, as United's Pacific gateway, has some of the highest demand long-haul routes in the network (so gets the 77W) and has some of the longest stage lengths in the network (so gets the 788 and 789 where that aircraft's efficiency makes a difference). LAX has a similar thing going on – really long st...Jump to post
Turkish's website says there was one TK-212 today: https://www.turkishairlines.com/en-us/f ... ate=120818Jump to post
VC10er wrote:Is it the same with other airlines with E with added legroom sections?
United will still sell seats at the regular Economy fare (no E+ buy up), even if the regular economy section (or seat count) is sold out? All economy, even Economy Plus, is a regular economy fare. Economy Plus is an ancillary product added on top of an economy fare – there is no such thing as an Ec...Jump to post
UA is sold out on regular economy very often and to fly them you must buy up to at least E+. This is not true. If there are no regular economy seats available but still Economy Plus seats available, United will sell the regular economy seat and you'll be unassigned a regular economy seat at checkin...Jump to post
flyguy84 wrote:STT757 wrote:Do the times line up for MIA-TLV connections at IAD? The two new routes.
Yes they do ... it’s a bit of a long layover on the Mia-iAd-tlv portion, however.
Well the number of weekly flights for star alliance alone between the US and tlv is 34... without factoring in LY's operations. That's a ton of flights! It seems like tlv is a small market to me; what is the average load factor on those flights? This is anecdotal but my seasoned veteran colleagues,...Jump to post