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by adamblang
Wed Aug 21, 2019 9:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA Y Seat Conversions 767/777/757
Replies: 16
Views: 1868

Re: UA Y Seat Conversions 767/777/757

Either you don't know what Polaris is or you don't know what new Y/Y+ seats are.

Everything with Polaris has new Y/Y+ seats.

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by adamblang
Sat Aug 17, 2019 4:52 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: ORD "People Mover" Shutdown Causing Headaches
Replies: 46
Views: 9317

Re: ORD "People Mover" Shutdown Causing Headaches

Right on, muralir.

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by adamblang
Thu Aug 15, 2019 1:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest, a stalwart Boeing 737 MAX customer, eyes other jets
Replies: 205
Views: 31056

Re: Southwest, a stalwart Boeing 737 MAX customer, eyes other jets

The linked articles read to me that Southwest is looking ahead to the long term, that realize they're approaching the limit of the number of markets that can support a 2500 nm 150 seat aircraft, and realize to grow they're going to need to introduce another fleet type to continue growing into new ma...

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by adamblang
Thu Aug 15, 2019 12:24 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet/Network Thread - 2019
Replies: 2073
Views: 363740

Re: United Fleet/Network Thread - 2019

If built-in screens get added to seats (I hope they don't) I hope there's still a mechanism to hold my device on the seat in front of me. Exactly 0% of the time do I have any interest in watching the media that's loaded on the airplane – I'll watch what I downloaded to my devices in advance, thank y...

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by adamblang
Thu Aug 15, 2019 12:16 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: US Flagged Airlines to Israel
Replies: 60
Views: 6869

Re: US Flagged Airlines to Israel

https://onemileatatime.com/big-three-mi ... s-stopped/
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aaflyer777 wrote:
Simple answer, there's a ton of competition from EK, QR, and EY and its just not worth it for a US airline to try and fight them for a share of the market

Ding ding ding.

For some reading on the matter: https://onemileatatime.com/big-three-mi ... s-stopped/

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by adamblang
Tue Aug 13, 2019 9:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ryanair cutting routes , selling planes ?
Replies: 17
Views: 4143

Re: Ryanair cutting routes , selling planes ?

I could imagine values for 737-800 must have gone up due to a/c shortness and it would be a good moment to sell as many possible and then await Max deliveries for the S20 season and benefit again from Boeing's compensation discounts on future deliveries ? It's amazing to me that people think the ti...

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by adamblang
Tue Aug 13, 2019 6:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: TAP announces LIS-SCQ, drops LIS/OPO-LCY, LIS-BSL/CGN/STR, OPO-BCN/LYS, doubles OPO-MAD
Replies: 47
Views: 6004

Re: TAP announces LIS-SCQ, drops LIS-OPO/LCY, LIS-BSL/CGN/STR, OPO-BCN/LYS, doubles OPO-MAD

The subject says they're dropping LIS-OPO but I don't see any indication of that in the thread or the linked article?

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by adamblang
Mon Aug 12, 2019 9:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet/Network Thread - 2019
Replies: 2073
Views: 363740

Re: United Fleet/Network Thread - 2019

Interesting thing from the winter schedule: It looks like ORD-LHR drops to 2x daily on MTWF from Jan 10 - Jan 31 and also on Feb 4. I don't recall ORD-LHR being anything other than 3x daily, even when other markets have seasonal suspensions or drop to less-than-daily service. Which of the three rota...

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by adamblang
Mon Aug 12, 2019 4:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Hong Kong airport disruptions due protest
Replies: 168
Views: 27387

Re: Hong Kong airport cancel all flights today

jetmechanicdave wrote:
Please refrain from political comments. Thanks for understanding.

Y'all need to define what constitutes "political comments." How's one supposed to discuss a political situation without political comments?

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by adamblang
Fri Aug 09, 2019 5:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet/Network Thread - 2019
Replies: 2073
Views: 363740

Re: United Fleet/Network Thread - 2019

So, my questions are: by any chance were the windows moved for the 550? And the other is, are those First Class seats a new seat design for UA? The CRJ-550 is a CRJ-700 with different papers – the floor in both frames is slightly lower than the CRJ-200 to get the windows in the right place. This is...

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by adamblang
Thu Aug 08, 2019 1:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet/Network Thread - 2019
Replies: 2073
Views: 363740

Re: United Fleet/Network Thread - 2019

jayunited wrote:
Swapping a 777 for 787 is meaningless

To be clear, I don't think United would or should swap 787s for 777s (see two posts above the quoted post). I'm just saying there are gates at ORD that could take a 787 if United wanted to schedule 'em.

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by adamblang
Thu Aug 08, 2019 2:01 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet/Network Thread - 2019
Replies: 2073
Views: 363740

Re: United Fleet/Network Thread - 2019

Also, the T1 widebody gates work for 767s but not so well for the larger spans of the 787s so if they bring in the 787 they won't be able to use some of the adjacent gates. So, I don't think we will see UA 787s until the new Satellite 1 is operational. Counter argument: The 787s have a slightly sma...

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by adamblang
Thu Aug 08, 2019 1:56 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet/Network Thread - 2019
Replies: 2073
Views: 363740

Re: United Fleet/Network Thread - 2019

Also, why no 787's at ORD and will this change? A few reasons: ⋅ United tries to concentrate specific longhaul fleets at specific hubs for reliability reasons. ⋅ The 789s range isn't needed for any routes out of ORD but is needed for routes out of IAH, LAX, and SFO. ⋅ ...

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by adamblang
Wed Aug 07, 2019 6:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: American Airlines Increases International Presence, Makes First Entrance Into Africa
Replies: 508
Views: 94257

Re: Rumor: American to make huge announcement

I'll confess I quickly skimmed –

Are we still guessing or has something actually been announced?

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by adamblang
Tue Aug 06, 2019 5:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet/Network Thread - 2019
Replies: 2073
Views: 363740

Re: United Fleet/Network Thread - 2019

xxcr wrote:
I thought the 78J were flying exclusively out of EWR? i guess UA threw that idea out the window.

They've been flying EWR-LAX from day one.

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by adamblang
Sat Aug 03, 2019 5:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United pilots arrested at Glasgow Airport before boarding US flight
Replies: 133
Views: 22337

Re: Pilots arrested at Glasgow Airport before boarding US flight

COSPN wrote:
I think we still have freedom of speech in the USA... and this is not a newspaper

The First Amendment protects you from the government censoring you. It has no bearing on the actions of private individuals nor private corporations.

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by adamblang
Sun Jul 28, 2019 3:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WN Practices Sustainable?
Replies: 148
Views: 14439

Re: WN Practices Sustainable?

having open seating, 2 free bags, and a no penalty cancel fee When all the airlines had free bags and no cancellation fees, maybe ~20% of each airline's customers were willing to pay a fare premium for those benefits. The people for whom free bags is important isn't a large enough customer base for...

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by adamblang
Fri Jul 26, 2019 4:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United makes EWR-LHR exclusively high-J 767-300ERs
Replies: 52
Views: 10360

United makes EWR-LHR exclusively high-J 767-300ERs

Effective Sept. 15, 2019, all five of United's EWR-LHR and LHR-EWR flights will be flown on the new high-J 767-300ER. https://hub.united.com/2019-07-26-united-airlines-now-offers-more-business-class-seats-between-new-york-area-and-london-than-any-u-s-carrier-2639354913.html For those unaware, the hi...

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by adamblang
Wed Jul 24, 2019 5:54 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Why does Aeroflot still fly to IAD?
Replies: 3
Views: 762

Re: Why does Aeroflot still fly to IAD?

Since the end of the Cold War it seems that Aeroflot has still serviced IAD-SVO 1x a week. Aeroflot's online schedule says they have Monday/Thursday/Saturday service rather than 1x weekly service. The Russian mission the U.S. is huge plus there are many other NGOs in the area. Aeroflot would also b...

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by adamblang
Sun Jul 21, 2019 7:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet/Network Thread - 2019
Replies: 2073
Views: 363740

Re: United Fleet/Network Thread - 2019

STT757 wrote:
I am absolutely amazed WN is letting these 73Gs go, especially with the MAX situation.

I would hope the MAX situation is resolved by the time the bulk of the transfers happen in the 2020-2021 timeframe.

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by adamblang
Sun Jul 21, 2019 5:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet/Network Thread - 2019
Replies: 2073
Views: 363740

Re: United Fleet/Network Thread - 2019

Looking up all those MSNs, I get these operators: 32652 - Southwest via AirTran 32653 - Southwest via AirTran 32654 - Southwest via AirTran 32656 - Southwest via AirTran 32657 - Southwest via AirTran 32660 - Southwest via AirTran 32661 - Southwest via AirTran 32662 - Southwest via AirTran 32664 - So...

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by adamblang
Thu Jul 11, 2019 12:21 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: GOL wins bid for Avianca Brazil's slots at GRU, CGH & SDU
Replies: 14
Views: 2579

Re: GOL wins bid for Avianca Brazil's slots at GRU, CGH & SDU

MIflyer12 wrote:
What are they getting for the proposed US$21 million?

Slots...

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by adamblang
Tue Jul 09, 2019 12:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA’s New Tourist Centric Int’l Routes
Replies: 56
Views: 11267

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

77H wrote:
What are possible reasons for the diversion from traditional market adds anchored by business traffic?

1) A wealthy tourist's dollar is just as valuable as a business person's.
2) MileagePlus is only valuable if there are redemption destinations people want to fly to.

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by adamblang
Tue Jul 09, 2019 11:52 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet/Network Thread - 2019
Replies: 2073
Views: 363740

Re: United Fleet/Network Thread - 2019

Wouldn't only UA code-share Star Alliance flights show up on UA.com? If there are other Star Alliance carriers flying without UA code-share flight #s, then they surely woudn't show up! At least that's how it is with DL.com with other SkyTeam airlines. United.com and the United mobile app sell all U...

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by adamblang
Wed Jul 03, 2019 4:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet/Network Thread - 2019
Replies: 2073
Views: 363740

Re: United Fleet/Network Thread - 2019

CONTACREW wrote:
CALTECH and I believe Boeing12345 both work for UA so yes their information is legit.

So legit, in fact, I wouldn't be surprised to hear an announcement in the company's Wall Street update in two weeks matching the forum post.

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by adamblang
Tue Jul 02, 2019 1:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Erdogan warns TK may drop Boeing orders
Replies: 53
Views: 15859

Re: Turkey President Erdogan " TK Will Buy 100 Boeing Jets"

Problem with such statements is always that one doesn’t know if he is talking about an existing order with pending deliveries or an additional order.... :checkmark: Exactly. When I look at wiki I can see TK has ordered 75x 737MAX (12 delivered, and probably quite a few sitting on a parking lot in R...

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by adamblang
Mon Jul 01, 2019 5:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet/Network Thread - 2019
Replies: 2073
Views: 363740

Re: United Fleet/Network Thread - 2019

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Nicknuzzii wrote:
I know very irrelevant but I am still curious, what meals (for purchase) does UA offer on flights from DEN to Hawaii?

https://www.united.com/web/en-US/conten ... /menu.aspx

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by adamblang
Mon Jun 24, 2019 6:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Fate of JFK CV-240 "Caroline"
Replies: 2
Views: 820

Re: Fate of JFK CV-240 "Caroline"

I punched "JFK CV-240 Caroline" into Google. The first result, from the National Air and Space Museum website , says it "is not on display at the National Air and Space Museum. It is either on loan or in storage." The second result, the Smithsonian Archives blog , says "the ...

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by adamblang
Thu Jun 20, 2019 8:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Announcing Something Tomorrow (Space Theme)
Replies: 100
Views: 18324

Re: United Announcing Something Big Tomorrow (Space Theme)

Houston is an aerospace city. São José dos Campos is an aerospace city (Embraer). Someone on this board noticed a filing to fly IAH-SDU. Maybe this is the announcement of that service.

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by adamblang
Thu Jun 20, 2019 6:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Announcing Something Tomorrow (Space Theme)
Replies: 100
Views: 18324

Re: United Announcing Something Big Tomorrow (Space Theme)

Could it be that M100 order? I mean the stupid space puns would make sense. I can't see them hyping up an announcement for jsut a special livery so much. Whereas being launch customer of a new plane would make more sense, even though it still is kinda weird. Plus the M100 is supposed to be formally...

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by adamblang
Tue Jun 18, 2019 8:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet/Network Thread - 2019
Replies: 2073
Views: 363740

Re: United Fleet/Network Thread - 2019

@avliverys over on Instagram had some fun mocking up all of the variations of the new livery on each UA aircraft: https://scontent-ort2-1.cdninstagram.com/vp/ad746a268e8f2d651b8becb37804f124/5D94BACC/t51.2885-15/sh0.08/e35/s640x640/62092503_640081666497280_8768606666152003797_n.jpg?_nc_ht=scontent-o...

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by adamblang
Tue Jun 18, 2019 5:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United - Vistara form codeshare, frequent flyer benefits
Replies: 19
Views: 2957

Re: United - Vistara form codeshare, frequent flyer benefits

A bit of a slap in face of Star partner AI. The irony is that Vistara is 49% owned by.....SQ. UA's best friend in the Far East. :D This just seems like business to me. SQ and UA have been cooperating more lately. Sure, they compete on the high-profile Singapore-United States routes but over the pas...

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by adamblang
Tue Jun 11, 2019 7:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet/Network Thread - 2019
Replies: 2073
Views: 363740

Re: United Fleet/Network Thread - 2019

If you haven't seen it, the second aircraft in the new livery has appeared on the front page of this site:

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by adamblang
Wed Jun 05, 2019 3:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet/Network Thread - 2019
Replies: 2073
Views: 363740

Re: United Fleet/Network Thread - 2019

Also with BR's superior service in *A would feed BR's vast network in TPE to Southeast Asia. It's not really that vast. The only markets that BR serves and not served by NH are CNX, CEB, DPS. Arguably, some markets might be better timed than NH (NRT-PNH) or not require a HND connection (HND-HAN/MNL...

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by adamblang
Sat Jun 01, 2019 12:00 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Avianca/Synergy continues to unravel: the latest from Avianca Argentina
Replies: 14
Views: 3099

Re: Avianca/Synergy continues to unravel: the latest from Avianca Argentina

OzarkD9S wrote:
Is UA stepping in? I hear they have some sort of control of AV's debt.

Avianca Argentina is a licensee of the Avianca name (or something like that) rather than a part of the Avianca that United's involved in.

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by adamblang
Mon May 27, 2019 3:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New 747-400 operator in St Vincent and the Grenadines? (SVD)
Replies: 30
Views: 6340

Re: New 747-400 operator in St Vincent and the Grenadines? (SVD)

yowza wrote:
https://news784.com/local-news/747-aircraft-owned-by-local-investors-arrive-in-st-vincnet/

A "being 747." :lol:

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by adamblang
Mon May 27, 2019 3:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet/Network Thread - 2019
Replies: 2073
Views: 363740

Re: United Fleet/Network Thread - 2019

The PW IPTE's left out off the revised modification schedule are tail numbers N219UA, N220UA, N221UA, and N222UA. I should have probably made it clear I'm not sure if they were left off in error or if UA has some other plans for these aircraft all of which were delivered in 2001. It caught my atten...

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by adamblang
Mon May 27, 2019 3:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why does BA (and others) decide to use 20+ year old planes on specific popular routes?
Replies: 103
Views: 22477

Re: Why does BA (and others) decide to use 20+ year old planes on specific popular routes?

Airbus747 wrote:
But certain frames/models don't have the most advanced IFE, aircraft external cameras and stuff like that right? Or am I wrong?

None of that has anything to do with the age of the airplane.

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by adamblang
Fri May 24, 2019 5:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United moves in on Avianca Holdings; Efromovich out
Replies: 21
Views: 4360

Re: United moves in on Avianca Holdings; Efromovich out

South America’s Airlines have been notorious basket cases for years! Poof go the $$$’s. Did United know not expect that with the loan? That is not true at all. LATAM and Copa are two of the most consistently profitable airlines in the world. For every LATAM there's a Mexicana gone under, an Aerolin...

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by adamblang
Sat May 11, 2019 3:31 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: At DL flying is a family affair
Replies: 58
Views: 6880

Re: At DL flying is a family affair

Y'all saying "nepotism" seem to not know what that word means. Here's a refresher from the dictionary: The practice among those with power or influence of favoring relatives or friends, especially by giving them jobs. Unless the mom's involved in the hiring selection and improperly biasing...

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by adamblang
Fri May 10, 2019 1:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Asiana's Seoul-Chicago suspension
Replies: 58
Views: 8625

Re: Asiana's Seoul-Chicago suspension

A little perspective here, ORD still has more nonstops to Tokyo ( HND and NRT ) than any other US airport other than HNL and LAX. They are only the fourth US airport ( SEA, LAX, SFO) that have 2 carriers flying to both PEK and PVG. ORD is one of only 5 airports ( SEA, LAX, SFO, JFK ) that has nonst...

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by adamblang
Fri May 03, 2019 6:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet/Network Thread - 2019
Replies: 2073
Views: 363740

Re: United Fleet/Network Thread - 2019

https://www.united.com/web/en-US/conten ... fault.aspx
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sohanb82 wrote:
Does anyone know the config of the new E175s?

Click the version 2 tab on this page: https://www.united.com/web/en-US/conten ... fault.aspx

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by adamblang
Mon Apr 29, 2019 7:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Skywest Flight 5228 makes emergency landing
Replies: 13
Views: 4783

Re: Skywest Flight 5288 makes emergency landing

Roots1 wrote:
denkcflyer wrote:
Not a great look for COU after their recent publicity.


What does an in flight engine problem have to do with the airport?

Locals: "The service is unreliable, just drive." And then the service dies.

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by adamblang
Mon Apr 29, 2019 3:54 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet/Network Thread - 2019
Replies: 2073
Views: 363740

Re: United Fleet/Network Thread - 2019

We don’t design to worst case scenario first, ever. It’s done holistically. We might add the worst case or most problematic to design on along with the optional cases to make sure what is designed will still work well on the least optimal. United has 3D CADS of every frame fully designed already an...

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by adamblang
Sat Apr 27, 2019 6:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet/Network Thread - 2019
Replies: 2073
Views: 363740

Re: United Fleet/Network Thread - 2019

If UA can move their B737MAX fleet around without pax onboard then can they not repaint those as they are sat idle. Whilst they certainly are not in need of a repaint, wouldn't it be wise to repaint them now rather then take them out of service in future years? That'd be an especially good idea if ...

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by adamblang
Sat Apr 27, 2019 4:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet/Network Thread - 2019
Replies: 2073
Views: 363740

Re: United Fleet/Network Thread - 2019

WHY OH WHY, would United choose a 737 of any type to unveil the new livery? Conjecture 1: Gotta fit the airplane in a hangar at a photogenic angle with room for the gathered crowd for the unveiling. A widebody will take up the whole hangar, straight in, with no room for the gathered employees. Conj...

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