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by adamblang
Sat Aug 01, 2020 5:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet, Network, & Livery Thread - 2020
Replies: 2608
Views: 471512

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

sldispatcher wrote:
Also, how can they know demand if they don’t offer them for sale?

Watching people going to United.com, punching in their city pairs, and tallying their number of people getting “no results” screens.

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by adamblang
Thu Jul 30, 2020 4:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet, Network, & Livery Thread - 2020
Replies: 2608
Views: 471512

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

I know we hashed this out a year or so ago but I can't find it –

Does the NZ/UA JV cover only NZ<->US service or does it extend to transportation continuing on to Europe?

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by adamblang
Thu Jul 30, 2020 4:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: When will N757A retire?
Replies: 9
Views: 3362

Re: When will N757A retire?

A testbed aircraft will have low cycles and hours, so that won't factor into its retire date. Nor is revenue a factor – it's value isn't in earning cash for its operator. When the technology in the airplane is no longer an analogue to anything in the air today, it will have outlived its usefulness a...

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by adamblang
Fri Jun 26, 2020 7:26 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Delta’s former service to Nairobi
Replies: 13
Views: 2503

Re: WHAT IS WITH DL AND NAIROBI????????

I'm not sure what you're driving at. Are you asking why 12 years ago Delta canceled NBO service?

Also, Luanda is about as close to Lagos or Johannesburg as Toronto is to Havana.

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by adamblang
Wed Jun 17, 2020 4:02 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Bamboo Airways Announces Brisbane, Melbourne, Beijing, and Munich From October 2020
Replies: 18
Views: 4441

Re: Bamboo Airways Announces Brisbane, Melbourne, Beijing, and Munich From October 2020

- Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City to Osaka/Kansai (14x weekly) - Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City to Munich (3x weekly) - Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City to Brisbane and Melbourne (8x weekly split) It wasn't clear from Instagram or the linked article – Are these standalone nonstop flights from each of Hanoi and Ho...

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by adamblang
Thu Jun 11, 2020 6:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: British Airways Selling Lounge Artwork to Raise Cash
Replies: 11
Views: 3508

Re: British Airways Selling Lounge Artwork to Raise Cash

PlymSpotter wrote:
But is now really the best time to be selling art - I'm not sure how buoyant the market is right now?

The people who buy £1m pieces of art are pretty insulated from the day-to-day concerns us mortals have. :-P

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by adamblang
Fri May 29, 2020 10:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United eliminates 13 executive positions
Replies: 50
Views: 14262

Re: United eliminates 13 executive positions

Praveen Sharma's a fantastic guy, too.

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by adamblang
Thu May 28, 2020 2:12 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Signs of airports normalizing.
Replies: 30
Views: 5465

Re: Signs of airports normalizing.

Data, not anecdotes - that's how big boys do analysis. To that point, here's some data: https://cdn.vox-cdn.com/thumbor/qRsU2W_KB1M-Y09APQlenef7GM4=/0x0:1314x1056/1520x0/filters:focal(0x0:1314x1056):no_upscale()/cdn.vox-cdn.com/uploads/chorus_asset/file/19986560/covid_airline_chart_5_18_update.jpg

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by adamblang
Thu May 28, 2020 1:25 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet, Network, & Livery Thread - 2020
Replies: 2608
Views: 471512

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

There have been upgauges and extra sections here and there as demand has warranted.

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by adamblang
Wed May 27, 2020 11:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet, Network, & Livery Thread - 2020
Replies: 2608
Views: 471512

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

United reshuffles management to prepare for post-coronavirus world - Flight Global Hart, in turn, will move to a strategic role involving what chief executive Scott Kirby calls “critical medium and long term issues” such as safety, hygiene, and operating efficiency as the airline and the industry r...

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by adamblang
Tue May 26, 2020 5:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Republic Airlines DCA and LGA slots purchase
Replies: 1
Views: 1293

Re: Republic Airlines DCA and LGA slots purchase

Republic holds 15 slot pairs at LGA: https://www.faa.gov/about/office_org/headquarters_offices/ato/service_units/systemops/perf_analysis/slot_administration/media/LGA-HOLDER-TOTALS-S19.pdf Republic holds 8 slot pairs at DCA: https://www.faa.gov/about/office_org/headquarters_offices/ato/service_units...

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by adamblang
Sat May 23, 2020 6:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DOT Grants tentative Approval to 15 US Airlines to Drop service to 75 airports
Replies: 88
Views: 13313

Re: DOT Grants tentative Approval to 15 US Airlines to Drop service to 75 airports

AZORMP wrote:
Speaking on DL here: I honestly couldn’t tell you why they chose to drop FNT over LAN/AZO.

Conjecture here but maybe they figure most of the FNT passengers will drive to DTW. 60 minute drive from FNT to DTW, 90 minute drive from LAN to DTW, 120 minute drive from AZO to DTW.

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by adamblang
Sat May 23, 2020 6:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DOT Grants tentative Approval to 15 US Airlines to Drop service to 75 airports
Replies: 88
Views: 13313

Re: DOT Grants tentative Approval to 15 US Airlines to Drop service to 75 airports

It is interesting that Southwest evidently didn't apply for permission to drop any cities. I guess they are trying to share/show the "Luv" for all of their remaining service points, and I suppose they are the one airline with the largest cash reserves so they can most afford such a strate...

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by adamblang
Fri May 22, 2020 6:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet, Network, & Livery Thread - 2020
Replies: 2608
Views: 471512

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

UA, and before them CO, and WN have had a somewhat complimentary relationship. In Denver UA and WN seem to co-exist very well, UA stated it had become it's most profitable hub even in the face of WN's exponential growth. WN and UA co-exist in Chicago, Denver, Oakland/ San Francisco, Houston and Bal...

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by adamblang
Tue May 19, 2020 7:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet, Network, & Livery Thread - 2020
Replies: 2608
Views: 471512

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

N3340W wrote:
So it appears that N777UA is being dusted off for a flight tomorrow (5/20) SFO-EWR as UA711. Was this expected, or a surprise to those who follow the fleet status?

Good to have the original 777 in the air on the 25th anniversary of the type's first revenue flight (June 7, 1995).

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by adamblang
Sun May 17, 2020 7:14 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Student Pilot Future
Replies: 18
Views: 2953

Re: Student Pilot Future

Giving up now would be a long term solution to a short term problem. The job market will come back some day. It might not be a straightforward path to a job at a U.S. airline but you'll eventually get there.

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by adamblang
Sun May 17, 2020 12:35 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet, Network, & Livery Thread - 2020
Replies: 2608
Views: 471512

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

I have to ask...what would be the future of E145/E45X flying at United Express? From https://skift.com/2020/04/02/united-airlines-president-no-longer-counting-on-quick-snap-back/: United is taking a similar wait-and-see approach on aircraft and has not made plans to permanently ground any fleet typ...

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by adamblang
Sat May 16, 2020 11:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 777 - 25 years in commercial service
Replies: 147
Views: 14271

Re: 777 - 25 years in commercial service

With its safety record and performance it is nothing short of horrid, as stated above cabin comfort is usually an airlines choice and problem. The 777 was a game changer. Get over yourself Performance and safety record horrid? Please expand on that..... I said it isn’t horrid. "Nothing short o...

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by adamblang
Sat May 16, 2020 4:24 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet, Network, & Livery Thread - 2020
Replies: 2608
Views: 471512

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

I have to ask...what would be the future of E145/E45X flying at United Express? From https://skift.com/2020/04/02/united-airlines-president-no-longer-counting-on-quick-snap-back/: United is taking a similar wait-and-see approach on aircraft and has not made plans to permanently ground any fleet typ...

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by adamblang
Wed May 13, 2020 4:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet, Network, & Livery Thread - 2020
Replies: 2608
Views: 471512

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

Does this mean no 777s from ORD, IAD, and IAH Doing long haul flying? Essentially no. Will there be a few oddball routes? Yes. Im guessing Asia from those cities will be served with a 788/789 then. Pre-COVID, ORD was going to go all-787 save for ORD-GRU, ORD-HNL, ORD-OGG, and the 777HD hub-to-hub r...

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by adamblang
Wed May 13, 2020 2:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA planning layoffs but not AA, DL etc..?
Replies: 110
Views: 14960

Re: UA planning layoffs but not AA, DL etc..?

I read online that UA is firing middle management, what kind of positions are those? The job roles classified as management and administrative are listed out here: https://www.united.com/ual/en/us/fly/company/career/corporate.html Alliances The Alliances team works to provide our customers with sea...

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by adamblang
Tue May 12, 2020 3:23 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet, Network, & Livery Thread - 2020
Replies: 2608
Views: 471512

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

8 posts up UPlog says 171 outstanding deliveries citing an SEC filing.

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by adamblang
Wed May 06, 2020 2:03 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: EGYPTAIR operated a non-stop between IAD an EBL yesterday
Replies: 8
Views: 3671

Re: EGYPTAIR operated a non-stop between IAD an EBL yesterday

Anyway, Egyptair, Dulles, and Erbil...

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by adamblang
Sun May 03, 2020 6:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet, Network, & Livery Thread - 2020
Replies: 2608
Views: 471512

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

It seems to me UA is best positioned internationally with the new 787's but the old fleet still has problems on TCONs. Maybe UA should order the A321XLR? They did in December: https://www.airbus.com/newsroom/press-releases/en/2019/12/united-airlines-orders-50-airbus-a321xlrs-for-transatlantic-route...

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by adamblang
Sun May 03, 2020 12:03 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet, Network, & Livery Thread - 2020
Replies: 2608
Views: 471512

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

IAH will be trimmed. Every hub will. To give up on IAH is to give up on Latin America and IAH is a MASSIVE O&D base in Latin America. The biggest outside Florida, NYC, and LA in the US. That's interesting. Can you point to a source that shows IAH O&D numbers by region? This isn't quite what...

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by adamblang
Fri May 01, 2020 8:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet, Network, & Livery Thread - 2020
Replies: 2608
Views: 471512

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

Detroit313 wrote:
Has United suspended EZE until Septepmber?

When I punch EZE into united.com looking for flights, I get results starting in July.

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by adamblang
Thu Apr 30, 2020 10:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United announces Q1 2020 Results
Replies: 26
Views: 4763

Re: United announces Q1 2020 Results

Some detail on the one-time charges: Severance and benefit costs: During the three months ended March 31, 2019, the company recorded $2 million of severance and benefit costs related to a voluntary early-out program for its technicians and related employees represented by the International Brotherho...

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by adamblang
Thu Apr 23, 2020 3:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New post Covid-19 airplane seat design
Replies: 41
Views: 6322

Re: New post Covid-19 airplane seat design

OB1504 wrote:
America has people protesting for the right to get a haircut. The majority aren’t going to care.

To be fair, it's like .01% of the population. But point taken.

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by adamblang
Wed Apr 22, 2020 3:58 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet, Network, & Livery Thread - 2020
Replies: 2608
Views: 471512

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

Reuters: United Airlines sells $1 billion of stock in fresh move to weather pandemic United Airlines Holdings Inc on Tuesday announced a public offering to raise more than $1 billion, the first major airline to sell equity to help it survive a sharp travel downturn in the coronavirus pandemic. So f...

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by adamblang
Fri Apr 10, 2020 2:12 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet, Network, & Livery Thread - 2020
Replies: 2608
Views: 471512

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

For those interested below are cargo only ops routes planned through May. (in addition to the six-passenger routes) LAX-NRT-PVG ORD-NRT-PVG SFO-NRT-PVG SFO-NRT-TPE Do we know the reason for the stop in NRT on the China and Taiwan flights? Is this crewing-related like we saw with the GUM stop for XM...

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by adamblang
Thu Mar 12, 2020 2:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet, Network, & Livery Thread - 2020
Replies: 2608
Views: 471512

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

As with everything the president says, there's a large gulf between what he said and what's actually being implemented. From DHS.gov : Today President Donald J. Trump signed a Presidential Proclamation, which suspends the entry of most foreign nationals who have been in certain European countries at...

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by adamblang
Mon Mar 09, 2020 2:31 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet, Network, & Livery Thread - 2020
Replies: 2608
Views: 471512

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

viewtopic.php?f=3&t=1442531
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777-500er wrote:
Has anyone published international route adjustments for April 2020?

They're in the OAG thread: viewtopic.php?f=3&t=1442531

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by adamblang
Mon Mar 09, 2020 2:30 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet, Network, & Livery Thread - 2020
Replies: 2608
Views: 471512

Re: United to fly the 737-10 with a premium Configuration

But if UA really wanted to offer something different, they could be the first airline to offer domestic Premium Plus. Just put in 3 rows of 5 across PP seats, then half Y+ and half regular Y, it would be brilliant! I've also thought for a while now as well that there was a market for a 2-3 W produc...

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by adamblang
Fri Mar 06, 2020 7:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet, Network, & Livery Thread - 2020
Replies: 2608
Views: 471512

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

Nobody seems to be up in arms about other retro liveries.



Painting up a Flying Blue, a Battleship Gray, some of the meatball liveries would be fun.

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by adamblang
Mon Mar 02, 2020 5:05 am
Forum: Site Related
Topic: Alert of "phishing"
Replies: 74
Views: 21029

Your website keeps redirecting me to websites that are trying to trick me into download fake Flash updates

Your website keeps redirecting me to sites that try to trick me into downloading malware. When I go to the forums – either a forum director page or into an actual discussion thread – I'll briefly see a flicker of the page I want to see being sent to a malicious web page. Sometimes Google Safe Browsi...

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by adamblang
Fri Feb 28, 2020 4:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet, Network, & Livery Thread - 2020
Replies: 2608
Views: 471512

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

Is the coach bulkhead on the A319 a hard plastic to the floor bulkhead or is it a soft partial bulkhead that allows carry on bags to be stored under the first class seat in front? Thanks in advance for any info. Hard material with space at the bottom that allows carry on bags to be stored under the...

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by adamblang
Wed Feb 26, 2020 8:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Koryo (JS) introduce 2 extra Tu-204 through shell company
Replies: 35
Views: 10352

Re: Air Koryo (JS) introduce 2 extra Tu-204 through shell company

Google turned up this: http://www.rusaviainsider.com/kyrgyzstan-introduces-tupolev-tu-204s-for-the-first-time/ The SkyKG Tu-204 development has come as a surprise to the aviation community for several reasons, not the least because of Red Wings’ decision to abandon Tu-204 operations as they closed-i...

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by adamblang
Mon Feb 24, 2020 7:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ariana Afghan Airlines issues RFP to purchase six planes
Replies: 11
Views: 2482

Re: Ariana Afghan Airlines issues RFP to purchase six planes

Their website says this is their current route network:

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by adamblang
Mon Feb 24, 2020 1:26 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet, Network, & Livery Thread - 2020
Replies: 2608
Views: 471512

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

How when no UA 763s go tpac... I assume they COVID-19 is causing a global air travel contraction of unknown length; with less air travel demand, you park the oldest paid off planes to shrink accordingly. Those oldest, paid off planes are the 763s. Other aircraft that are newer and/or are financed a...

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by adamblang
Fri Feb 21, 2020 4:33 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet, Network, & Livery Thread - 2020
Replies: 2608
Views: 471512

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

https://viewfromthewing.com/united-airl ... g-march-1/
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Looks like complementary cold sandwiches are being offered in economy on flights between DEN/EWR/GUM/IAD/IAH/ORD and HNL:

https://viewfromthewing.com/united-airl ... g-march-1/

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by adamblang
Thu Feb 20, 2020 2:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet, Network, & Livery Thread - 2020
Replies: 2608
Views: 471512

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

https://thepointsguy.com/news/united-re ... irst-look/
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A good write up (with lots of photos) of the 752 refits: https://thepointsguy.com/news/united-re ... irst-look/

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by adamblang
Sun Feb 16, 2020 3:18 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta to looking to be carbon neutral by 2050
Replies: 20
Views: 2127

Re: Delta to looking to be carbon neutral by 2050

Good on them.

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by adamblang
Thu Feb 13, 2020 6:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Avatar Airlines (formerly Family Airlines) start up tries again..
Replies: 139
Views: 13787

Re: Boeing gets LOI for 30 747-8 passenger jets a deal worth over $10 billion

From the linked article:

from Avatar Airlines

Nevermind, nothing to see here.

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by adamblang
Mon Feb 10, 2020 11:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet, Network, & Livery Thread - 2020
Replies: 2608
Views: 471512

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

https://www.united.com/ual/en/us/fly/tr ... 87-10.html
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I don't remember if it's been posted here but the 787-10 is available in an 360° cabin view now: https://www.united.com/ual/en/us/fly/tr ... 87-10.html

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