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by STT757
Tue Feb 07, 2023 7:29 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: KC-10 Retirement
Replies: 49
Views: 4968

Re: KC-10 Retirement

KC-Y should be more KC-46, KC-Z will be the new design.

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by STT757
Tue Feb 07, 2023 3:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: US Airline Booking Trends during COVID-19
Replies: 2702
Views: 392516

Re: US Airline Booking Trends during COVID-19

Between October 2015 and February 2021, I was commuting by bus Mo-Fr from my home in Central New Jersey to Lower Manhattan. I saw it at peak, and I saw it in 2020 when there was no one on the streets of Tribeca except those walking their dogs. Totally unscientific observation, everyone once in a whi...

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by STT757
Tue Feb 07, 2023 3:21 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: KC-10 Retirement
Replies: 49
Views: 4968

Re: KC-10 Retirement

https://www.yahoo.com/finance/news/air- ... 00101.html

Air Force argument is that three tankers is too many (KC-10, KC-46, KC-135). While the KC-10 is superior it's the smallest fleet, thus the savings to be realized are by its retirement.
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https://www.yahoo.com/finance/news/air- ... 00101.html

Air Force argument is that three tankers is too many (KC-10, KC-46, KC-135). While the KC-10 is superior it's the smallest fleet, thus the savings to be realized are by its retirement.

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by STT757
Tue Feb 07, 2023 2:33 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Chinese Spy Balloon
Replies: 160
Views: 10085

Re: Chinese Spy Balloon

It's becoming clear that all the reporting in recent years about UAP's around US Navy ships and facilities (tic tacs etc.) is almost certainly some variation of this type of espionage from China.

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by STT757
Mon Feb 06, 2023 6:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Airlines Network - 2023
Replies: 522
Views: 97710

Re: United Airlines Network - 2023

When do we expect the June domestic schedule to be finalized? Based on the comments of many above, probably at about 45 days out or early to mid April. April/May still haven't been finalized yet (plenty of Air Wisconsin still in the system schedules for that time) I expect capacity and schedules to...

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by STT757
Mon Feb 06, 2023 4:01 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: KC-10 Retirement
Replies: 49
Views: 4968

Re: KC-10 Retirement

Congress can make changes to the services plan's (whether they're wanted or not). If the case can be made, what the head of Mobility Command was saying, regarding China and potential 2025 conflict. Congress can be convinced that it's in the Nation's interest to keep the KC-10s flying at least to the...

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by STT757
Mon Feb 06, 2023 2:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Air Lines Network - 2023
Replies: 727
Views: 136582

Re: Delta Air Lines Network - 2023

SLCaviation wrote:
Delta has ATL, they don’t need another hub in the south. If they were to build another hub I feel like AUS would be the right choice.


Up until the mid 1980s Eastern had hubs at both ATL and CLT.

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by STT757
Sun Feb 05, 2023 4:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Airlines Network - 2023
Replies: 522
Views: 97710

Re: United Airlines Network - 2023

If UA chose to move the MAX8 to GUM, it could make several markets. If UA ran SFO-GUM nonstop and good connections could be made in both directions, GUM could be a hub for SFO-DPS/BKK/MNL/KUL/SGN and possibly return to CNS. Continental flew to Cairns from Guam as well as Brisbane and Sydney, the la...

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by STT757
Sat Feb 04, 2023 6:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United and the new terminal at EWR
Replies: 281
Views: 58434

Re: United and the new terminal at EWR

New terminal exceeded my expectations, it’s bigger in person.

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by STT757
Thu Feb 02, 2023 2:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Any word on United returning to JFK ?
Replies: 68
Views: 11618

Re: Any word on United returning to JFK ?

I don't think UA will return to JFK. The slots UA needs, and the physical space it requires to have a competitive, meaningful offering, simply are not there. Whatever corporate contracts UA had at JFK at the time Smisek closed the operation and shifted everything to EWR, are likely fewer and far be...

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by STT757
Wed Feb 01, 2023 3:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Airlines Fleet - 2023
Replies: 546
Views: 98296

Re: United Airlines Fleet - 2023

Also the seat colors are the same grey, if they were new I would imagine they would get the same blue colors as the rest of United’s fleet. Why did they go with grey on the A320s in the first place?

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by STT757
Wed Feb 01, 2023 2:17 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Airlines Network - 2023
Replies: 488
Views: 92614

Re: American Airlines Network - 2023

What is AA going to do with LGA if NEA goes down. PHL will no doubt benefit.

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by STT757
Tue Jan 31, 2023 3:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Airlines Network - 2023
Replies: 522
Views: 97710

Re: United Airlines Network - 2023

I don't see any US carrier flying to Egypt until they start taking airport security seriously. It is far too easy to smuggle things into aircraft there with some baksheesh. Wouldn't Cairo be one of those markets that is more suited to be flown from IAD, like how UA launched AMM but from IAD instead...

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by STT757
Sun Jan 29, 2023 1:39 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Airlines Network - 2023
Replies: 488
Views: 92614

Re: American Airlines Network - 2023

Maryland benefits from jobs in Washington D.C. but is not burdened with paying for their public services. Same with Connecticut and New Jersey in regards to being close to NYC without having being burdened by the city’s vast public services needs. New Jersey has the extra benefit of also bordering ...

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by STT757
Sun Jan 29, 2023 12:07 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Airlines Network - 2023
Replies: 488
Views: 92614

Re: American Airlines Network - 2023

[quote="vin2basketball"]I think reports of PHL's demise have been greatly exaggerated. Looking at a random Thursday in Summer 2023 (Jul 20), AA has 301 daily departures 149 mainline 100 two-class RJ 52 one-class RJ Service to 99 destinations (21 international) Long Haul: AMS, ATH, BCN, DUB...

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by STT757
Sat Jan 28, 2023 4:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Airlines Network - 2023
Replies: 488
Views: 92614

Re: American Airlines Network - 2023

PHL metro is 3x the size of STL and is positioned within the densest part of the US. The common thread to all prior hub closures? They were in the "middle" of the country: AA at STL, UA at CLE, DL at CVG, NWA at MEM. It would be a foolish move for AA to downsize a hub where it owns ~60% o...

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by STT757
Fri Jan 27, 2023 7:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Airlines Network - 2023
Replies: 488
Views: 92614

Re: American Airlines Network - 2023

PHL metro is 3x the size of STL and is positioned within the densest part of the US. The common thread to all prior hub closures? They were in the "middle" of the country: AA at STL, UA at CLE, DL at CVG, NWA at MEM. It would be a foolish move for AA to downsize a hub where it owns ~60% o...

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by STT757
Fri Jan 27, 2023 6:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Airlines Network - 2023
Replies: 488
Views: 92614

Re: American Airlines Network - 2023

If the NEA survives, expect much of the TATL market to shift to BOS/JFK long-term. Frankly, I'll call it here, PHL will likely die as a hub for AA if the NEA survives. It wont happen quickly, but more like what happened to STL over a decade. Legs will get pulled off the hub, and it'll die a slow de...

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by STT757
Fri Jan 27, 2023 5:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Airlines Network - 2023
Replies: 488
Views: 92614

Re: American Airlines Network - 2023

Partnerships producing "really good financial results," particularly called JetBlue out of NYC I don't see B6's merger with NK and NEA both getting the green light. It's probably going to be one or the other, for B6 I think they're better off with NK. Without NEA and B6, and with the regi...

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by STT757
Thu Jan 26, 2023 2:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Airlines Network - 2023
Replies: 522
Views: 97710

Re: United Airlines Network - 2023

Beyond the hubs, I’m curious if the growth could have any strategic adds in CLE similar to what we’ve seen with AA in AUS. UA has the FF base, crew bases and WN simply will not be able to support growth on key markets UA added such as PHX during the pandemic. Clearly we won’t see CLE be a hub again...

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by STT757
Wed Jan 25, 2023 7:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Airlines Network - 2023
Replies: 522
Views: 97710

Re: United Airlines Network - 2023

I would like to see United start restoring more of their Japan - Guam routes, Sendai, Sapporo, Niigata, Okayama, Hiroshima etc.

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by STT757
Sun Jan 22, 2023 3:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Airlines Network - 2023
Replies: 522
Views: 97710

Re: United Airlines Network - 2023

I've manually tabulated scheduled United hub departures from DEN on June 23rd (probably a relatively peak operation day for UA this summer) by aircraft type and destination here: https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/12o_LHcGUFmexIedhIAHV_r9emiA_ZNuBaCW_DRS-PE4/edit?usp=sharing The schedule seems ...

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by STT757
Wed Jan 18, 2023 2:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Airlines Network - 2023
Replies: 522
Views: 97710

Re: United Airlines Network - 2023

Moving United's current widebody departures from T-7 to T-9 will allow them to restripe T-7, like T-8, to accommodate additional gates for 737s/A319/20/21s. Going all narrowbody at T-7 will allow them to accommodate an additional 3 or 4 gates. How many gates would they need at T-9 to accommodate Uni...

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by STT757
Wed Jan 18, 2023 1:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Airlines Fleet - 2023
Replies: 546
Views: 98296

Re: United Airlines Fleet - 2023

FlyHossD wrote:
STT757 wrote:
Speaking of Hawaii, United has EWR-OGG nonstop with 767-300s. What will replace that? Does the 788 or 789 have the performance to operate the OGG-EWR leg?


Yes, easily.


I was asking because the OGG runway is only 6,900 ft.

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by STT757
Wed Jan 18, 2023 12:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Airlines Fleet - 2023
Replies: 546
Views: 98296

Re: United Airlines Fleet - 2023

Speaking of Hawaii, United has EWR-OGG nonstop with 767-300s. What will replace that? Does the 788 or 789 have the performance to operate the OGG-EWR leg?

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by STT757
Tue Jan 17, 2023 3:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United and the new terminal at EWR
Replies: 281
Views: 58434

Re: United and the new terminal at EWR

There already is planning being conducted regarding redevelopment around EWR at Waverly Yards, the NEC rail link station and the neighborhoods of the Southward of Newark. It's funded by Prudential , headquartered in Newark, and includes NJIT, Rutgers, Regional Planning Authority (RPA) Port Authorit...

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by STT757
Tue Jan 17, 2023 2:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Airlines Network - 2023
Replies: 522
Views: 97710

Re: United Airlines Network - 2023

I really think UA should be double daily LAX-LHR to be relevant. I think the gate shortage at LAX is the biggest issue from getting additional LAX growth...or maybe I'm wrong? UA isn't fronting the cost of T9 to maintain current flight levels. By their aggressive order book, it is pretty obvious th...

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by STT757
Tue Jan 17, 2023 2:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Airlines Network - 2023
Replies: 522
Views: 97710

Re: United Airlines Network - 2023

They can only lead to the extent they have the most gates when all is said and done. UA will not. AA will. You don't necessarily need to have the most gates, especially if your goal is leading in passenger numbers. Delta has fewer gates than AA and still manages to beat them out. Considering how fe...

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by STT757
Tue Jan 17, 2023 2:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Airlines Fleet - 2023
Replies: 546
Views: 98296

Re: United Airlines Fleet - 2023

If you're a nerd like me and you're interested in an in-depth breakdown of the narrowbody and UAX fleet going forward, grab a beverage of choice and enjoy. If not, sorry for the additional scrolling. **Thoughts On The Future Narrowbody Fleet:** I agree on the 737-7MAX, it's coming to replace the A3...

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by STT757
Mon Jan 16, 2023 2:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United and the new terminal at EWR
Replies: 281
Views: 58434

Re: United and the new terminal at EWR

There already is planning being conducted regarding redevelopment around EWR at Waverly Yards, the NEC rail link station and the neighborhoods of the Southward of Newark. It's funded by Prudential , headquartered in Newark, and includes NJIT, Rutgers, Regional Planning Authority (RPA) Port Authority...

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by STT757
Mon Jan 16, 2023 2:53 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United and the new terminal at EWR
Replies: 281
Views: 58434

Re: United and the new terminal at EWR

I was wondering, on the EWR development site, there’s a link to click on to the Vision Plan, but it just says what it’s about an no images yet. I was wondering on your thoughts and not to think of pipe dreams but what would you guys expect from the vision plan? https://www.ewrredevelopment.com/abou...

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by STT757
Sun Jan 15, 2023 3:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Airlines Fleet - 2023
Replies: 546
Views: 98296

Re: United Airlines Fleet - 2023

Yes, the 321Neo (non LR) has a range of 4,000nm, and Honolulu is ~2,900nm from Denver. Easily within reach. Altitude and westbound isn't affecting that from DEN? It will be a problem on hot days, and in addition, now try to take off from LIH or OGG for the return to DEN in any 321. I presume that L...

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by STT757
Sun Jan 15, 2023 2:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Airlines Fleet - 2023
Replies: 546
Views: 98296

Re: United Airlines Fleet - 2023

Does the A321 NEO (not XLR) have the range and performance for Denver -Hawaii?

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by STT757
Sun Jan 15, 2023 2:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Airlines Fleet - 2023
Replies: 546
Views: 98296

Re: United Airlines Fleet - 2023

Going back to the narrowbody lie-flat discussion, a source close to Boeing has told me that UA has chosen Adient, not Thompson Vantage, to manufacture its lie-flat business seat for the 737-10. Adient was showing off a narrowbody lie-flat seat at Farnborough a few months ago: https://runwaygirlnetw...

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by STT757
Sat Jan 14, 2023 3:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Airlines Network - 2023
Replies: 522
Views: 97710

Re: United Airlines Network - 2023

amax1977 wrote:
Any chance of seeing UA in BKK again?


Only as a nonstop from SFO, I think pre-pandemic the route United was working on was SFO-Manila.

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by STT757
Sat Jan 14, 2023 2:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United and the new terminal at EWR
Replies: 281
Views: 58434

Re: United and the new terminal at EWR

The new terminal is not fully open yet, United is in line to get an additional 5-7 gates. I think that’s when the rest of the previous list will move over (FLL, PHX, SAT. Etc..).

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by STT757
Sat Jan 14, 2023 2:57 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Airlines Fleet - 2023
Replies: 546
Views: 98296

Re: United Airlines Fleet - 2023

Older, quiet news. Probably going to happen soon... https://ecp.yusercontent.com/mail?url=https%3A%2F%2Fj95t.mjt.lu%2Fimg%2Fj95t%2Fb%2Fmipkk%2Fgiu7k.png&t=1673590078&ymreqid=97d351df-6d72-cece-1c34-76004801d500&sig=ILts13EgClOluXojWuRB4A--~D Previous post about this acquisition: https:/...

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by STT757
Sat Jan 14, 2023 2:55 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Airlines Fleet - 2023
Replies: 546
Views: 98296

Re: United Airlines Fleet - 2023

Do we have any idea if these transcons will be from TC at EWR or the new TA? I'm interpreting nTA's narrowbody assignments to mean the the gates are narrowbody gates so the widebodies that operate the EWR-SFO and EWR-LAX flights need to depart from Terminal C. Also I'd wager there's a not insignifi...

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by STT757
Sat Jan 14, 2023 12:46 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United and the new terminal at EWR
Replies: 281
Views: 58434

Re: United and the new terminal at EWR

Saw some pictures - looks awesome. When is Delta supposed to move? Looks like they’re still operating out of B-1, which is quite literally the ninth circle of hell. I fly DL out of EWR frequently because of status with them and frequent trips to NJ, but it would be nice to be in the new terminal (a...

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by STT757
Thu Jan 12, 2023 8:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Airlines Network - 2023
Replies: 522
Views: 97710

Re: United Airlines Network - 2023

Continental operated from the old Terminal A to BOS, DCA, IAD, DFW, ATL, ORD, MDW. Continental's allocation of destinations at A was partly based on heavy O&D vs. connecting traffic. I wonder if United did the same? Without a dedicated Premier Access lane, and other Premier perks in C, I can im...

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by STT757
Thu Jan 12, 2023 7:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Airlines Network - 2023
Replies: 522
Views: 97710

Re: United Airlines Network - 2023

Interesting. How will United decide which frequencies go from A vs C?


Looking at the routes chosen for the new Terminal A:

They are routes with all mainline frequencies, no Express.
They are all domestic
They are not United hubs

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by STT757
Thu Jan 12, 2023 7:23 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: KC-10 Retirement
Replies: 49
Views: 4968

Re: KC-10 Retirement

Here at JB-MDL they're being replaced by KC-46, McGuire had 32 KC-10s I don't know how many they have retired thus far. They currently have 9 KC-46 with another 15 coming later this year. Hopefully they can be funded for more to cover the 32 KC-10s, Congressman Andy Kim got funding in the latest Def...

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by STT757
Thu Jan 12, 2023 6:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United and the new terminal at EWR
Replies: 281
Views: 58434

Re: United and the new terminal at EWR

There was a melt down at the TSA screening point this morning, apparently there was equipment failure. Also, the TSA meltdown resulted in a security breach. Besides the complaints about what happened at the TSA checkpoint this morning, which apparently delayed some flights, the reviews of the termin...

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by STT757
Thu Jan 12, 2023 6:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Airlines Network - 2023
Replies: 522
Views: 97710

Re: United Airlines Network - 2023

Where did United state their use of the new Terminal A? So far I've only seen Airbus flights out of A. No Express anymore, it seems. No more Express, those moved to Terminal C. The routes out of the new Terminal A are: Atlanta Austin Dallas-Fort Worth Miami Nashville Orlando Phoenix Raleigh-Durham ...

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by STT757
Thu Jan 12, 2023 3:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Airlines Network - 2023
Replies: 522
Views: 97710

Re: United Airlines Network - 2023

Network (and fleet) related: the schedule for day 1 of operations out of EWR Terminal A (January 12) seems pretty much complete, and it consists entirely (as far as I can tell) of flights operated by the A319/A320 series. Although EWR-IAD is represented, I can't find other hub flights from EWR Term...

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by STT757
Thu Jan 12, 2023 2:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United and the new terminal at EWR
Replies: 281
Views: 58434

Re: United and the new terminal at EWR

It's open, watching on the webcam. https://www.nytimes.com/2023/01/12/nyregion/newark-airport-terminal-a.html The Port Authority now plans to draw up a vision for modernizing the rest of Newark Liberty. Next to be replaced will be Terminal B, which also opened in 1973, long before travelers needed t...

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by STT757
Thu Jan 12, 2023 3:33 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Airlines Network - 2023
Replies: 522
Views: 97710

Re: United Airlines Network - 2023

SEA-HKG nonstop was indeed flown with a leased CP DC-10-30ER, not a 747. The first iteration of SEA-NRT was divested with the Pan Am Pacific division acquisition, and resumed in the late 90s when the aviation bilateral with Japan was liberalized. Continental acquired SEA-NRT in the late 80s, flew w...

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