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by STT757
Wed May 12, 2021 3:43 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: California reports $75B Budget Surplus, what could it be used for?
Replies: 24
Views: 752

Re: California reports $75B Budget Surplus, what could it be used for?

1. Economic support for families with household incomes below a certain threshold.
2. Investments into schools
3. Economic support for small businesses
4. Cash Incentives for companies to relocate to the State
5. California High Speed rail

*** New Stadium for Oakland A's***

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by STT757
Mon May 10, 2021 2:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why is LAX so dominant in the LA Region?
Replies: 126
Views: 13951

Re: Why is LAX so dominant in the LA Region?

Before I'm lambasted, I'm generally curious. LA is the second largest Metro in the country, but LAX completely dwarfs all the other regional airports combined.. I look at places like NYC which spreads traffic across three airports in a more condensed airspace, same with my home area of DC. Even in ...

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by STT757
Mon Apr 26, 2021 6:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta scales back JFK T4 plans
Replies: 78
Views: 16483

Re: Delta scales back JFK T4 plans

I love T4, and the moving walkways make it easy to get other side in decent time. I guess people don’t complain about DTW cause they take the monorail. Also one of the best Skyclubs in the network. Good riddance T2. Glad to see T2 go. Awful terminal though it is one of the last pieces of historic J...

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by STT757
Thu Apr 22, 2021 9:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PANYNJ curtailing, delaying and possibly canceling JFK Redevelopment
Replies: 107
Views: 26491

Re: PANYNJ curtailing, delaying and possibly canceling JFK Redevelopment

This is going forward, but scaled back. Let’s see what happens with the other projects.

https://thepointsguy.com/news/delta-new-york-jfk-terminal-4-expansion/

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by STT757
Tue Apr 20, 2021 3:03 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest Fleet/Network Thread - 2021
Replies: 1710
Views: 207833

Re: Southwest Fleet/Network Thread - 2021

sprxUSA wrote:
Yes, original IL One went back to its lessor.


Does that mean it’s going To United?

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by STT757
Mon Apr 19, 2021 12:39 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: UA adding seasonal IAD-ATH, EWR-DBV and ORD-KEF
Replies: 129
Views: 21146

Re: United intl route announcement Monday 4/19

I’m also going to say LAX-TLV.

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by STT757
Sat Apr 17, 2021 2:37 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: When a hub is no longer a hub
Replies: 115
Views: 12535

Re: When a hub is no longer a hub

I forgot about US Air’s CLE hub, it was around in the late eighties and early Nineties.

http://www.departedflights.com/CLE89p1.html

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by STT757
Sat Apr 17, 2021 2:10 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: When a hub is no longer a hub
Replies: 115
Views: 12535

Re: When a hub is no longer a hub

A HUB in the middle of the country is less needed. No it’s not. AA, UA, DL, and WN all have multiple hubs in the middle of the country. United’s best hub right now is Denver, and they’re not alone at Denver. It’s going to be Southwest’s largest hubs, if it isn’t already. And Frontier still has a si...

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by STT757
Fri Apr 16, 2021 11:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United adding seatback IFE - AVOD to older narrow body aircraft
Replies: 137
Views: 19537

Re: United adding seatback IFE - AVOD to older narrow body aircraft

Here’s theory into United’s thinking, they’re expecting more revenue to be earned on domestic and close in International travel (Caribbean, Mexico, Latin America) and less from long hauls like China, London, Paris and Rome for the next few years. Travel patterns shifting, instead of Italy people wil...

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by STT757
Fri Apr 16, 2021 11:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United adding seatback IFE - AVOD to older narrow body aircraft
Replies: 137
Views: 19537

Re: United adding seatback IFE - AVOD to older narrow body aircraft

United’s Max 737s will have an enviable product if they install PTV’s.

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by STT757
Fri Apr 16, 2021 11:14 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: When a hub is no longer a hub
Replies: 115
Views: 12535

Re: When a hub is no longer a hub

Of CLE, PIT, CVG CLE was the closest to returning to previous traffic levels from 20 years ago. CVG and PIT will never get back to their previous levels, but prior to the pandemic CLE was within a year or two from matching previous high point. CLE’s ability to return to previous highs were because o...

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by STT757
Fri Apr 16, 2021 11:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United adding seatback IFE - AVOD to older narrow body aircraft
Replies: 137
Views: 19537

Re: United adding seatback IFE - AVOD to older narrow body aircraft

Cutting the fee for the first bag and *permanently* eliminating change fees would do a lot more to endear me to UA than installing a screen that I'll turn off the moment I sit down. Until that happens it's WN for me. Then again, I suppose I am unique in that I dislike screens on planes. Definitely ...

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by STT757
Fri Apr 16, 2021 3:51 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: When a hub is no longer a hub
Replies: 115
Views: 12535

Re: When a hub is no longer a hub

and often ask taxpayers to fund huge expansions that often times don't work out (ref: PIT). That's a bit of fiction as applied to U.S. airports which don't - generally - rely on taxpayer funds but instead on federal airport improvement grants, PFCs (passenger-paid, not taxpayers), and leases. Airpo...

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by STT757
Fri Apr 16, 2021 2:37 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: When a hub is no longer a hub
Replies: 115
Views: 12535

Re: When a hub is no longer a hub

The top three would be CVG, PIT, STL. The next tier would be DFW (DL), DEN (CO), CLE (UA), MEM (DL), RDU (AA), BNA (AA), SJC (AA), MCO (DL), GSO (CO), BWI (US), DAY (US), SYR (US), MCI (EA, US), IND (US), BOS (US, AA). How about TWA at JFK? That was painful to watch from the Tri state area True, bu...

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by STT757
Fri Apr 16, 2021 2:20 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: When a hub is no longer a hub
Replies: 115
Views: 12535

Re: When a hub is no longer a hub

Noise wrote:
It will be interesting to see how big of a drop PHX will suffer when AA closed the hub there.


I've always felt PHX would make a better AS hub than AA.

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by STT757
Fri Apr 16, 2021 2:19 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: When a hub is no longer a hub
Replies: 115
Views: 12535

Re: When a hub is no longer a hub

The top three would be CVG, PIT, STL.

The next tier would be DFW (DL), DEN (CO), CLE (UA), MEM (DL), RDU (AA), BNA (AA), SJC (AA), MCO (DL), GSO (CO), BWI (US), DAY (US), SYR (US), MCI (EA, US), IND (US), BOS (US, AA).

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by STT757
Wed Apr 14, 2021 7:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA & B6 announce Northeast Partnership
Replies: 717
Views: 107649

Re: AA & B6 announce Northeast Partnership

The Justice Department has stepped up an antitrust probe of AA and B6's recent partnership according to the WSJ, due to NK's repeated protests. They are looking mainly at coordination in the Northeast BOS, NYC hubs. NK in recent weeks has been lodging complaints to the DOJ about B6 and AA aligning ...

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by STT757
Mon Apr 12, 2021 7:57 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Drones Of Unknown Origin Swarm US Destroyers At Sea
Replies: 21
Views: 4075

Re: Drones Of Unknown Origin Swarm US Destroyers At Sea

I believe the coolest stuff being done in Area 51 and other research facilities of advanced US technology is not aircraft like the mythical Aurora. Here's a quote regarding this subject from someone on dreamlandresort, an Area 51 website I like to read. It's 'super drones', Craft with way more than ...

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by STT757
Sat Apr 10, 2021 9:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet, Network, and Discussion Thread - Q2 2021
Replies: 865
Views: 160205

Re: United Fleet, Network, and Discussion Thread - Q2 2021

Hello Everyone, I have been too sad about not flying much (5 round trips I believe in 2020) and have dropped off airliners.net as it made me even more sad! So I missed a lot! My first question is, has United targeted a date to reopen Polaris lounges? Anything revealing for the 737MAX 10 lie flat fi...

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by STT757
Sat Apr 10, 2021 7:22 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What is Delta Doing?
Replies: 199
Views: 40588

Re: What is Delta Doing?

I agree 100% with this analysis, and I also think that, as wealthy people continue to leave NYC for tax and public safety reasons, the number of DL flights at LGA / JFK is unlikely to recover to 2019 levels for at least 3-5 years. I think DL's 2nd biggest challenge is SEA, where the AA+AS partnersh...

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by STT757
Fri Apr 09, 2021 9:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: EWR Terminal 1 back to Terminal A
Replies: 39
Views: 6677

Re: EWR Terminal 1 back to Terminal A

This is an already established procedure at EWR and was, in fact, used quite a bit a few years ago when 4L/22R was closed for reconstruction. They used 29 for landings and 4R for takeoffs and heavy landings. The FAA halted this procedure because of a near collision. If they're using it now, it's be...

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by STT757
Fri Apr 09, 2021 5:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What is Delta Doing?
Replies: 199
Views: 40588

Re: What is Delta Doing?

Look, I wasn't trying to be a jerk earlier and yes there was a bit of hyperbole. The reality is that while there is an increase in ULCC/LCCs into ATL, the bigger threat to DL's business model is if they are unable to command a yield premium. Not just in ATL, but across the network. Passengers are w...

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by STT757
Fri Apr 09, 2021 5:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: EWR Terminal 1 back to Terminal A
Replies: 39
Views: 6677

Re: EWR Terminal 1 back to Terminal A

You were going to see a lot of interesting patterns over the next year. EWR will be down 1 or 2 runways for extended periods of time This is the one I was talking about, never saw this before but they were doing this about a month ago. https://aeronav.faa.gov/d-tpp/2103/00285RX29.PDF

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by STT757
Fri Apr 09, 2021 2:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet, Network, and Discussion Thread - Q2 2021
Replies: 865
Views: 160205

Re: United Fleet, Network, and Discussion Thread - Q2 2021

United Orlando hub discussions: https://www.airliners.net/forum/viewtopic.php?t=1421043 https://www.airliners.net/forum/viewtopic.php?f=3&t=232263&p=2338071&hilit=UA+MCO+hub#p2338071 https://www.airliners.net/forum/viewtopic.php?f=3&t=201955&p=1936895&hilit=UA+MCO+hub#p1936895

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by STT757
Fri Apr 09, 2021 12:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: EWR Terminal 1 back to Terminal A
Replies: 39
Views: 6677

Re: EWR Terminal 1 back to Terminal A

And that's the thing: Where are EWR's priorities? They need a new runway to alleviate delays, like yesterday but they want to bother replacing Terminal B? And the roadways are terrible yet they've come a long way in the last 20+ years. The issue is that there are quite a few different highways that...

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by STT757
Fri Apr 09, 2021 11:16 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet, Network, and Discussion Thread - Q2 2021
Replies: 865
Views: 160205

Re: United Fleet, Network, and Discussion Thread - Q2 2021

IAD: is seeing an increase in traffic, UA will add 2 banks at IAD this summer to increase/or ease connectivity. (quick side bar again, long term UA is looking at advancing their plans for IAD, originally UA was looking at transitioning IAD into a major connecting hub by 2025 to service the Northeas...

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by STT757
Fri Apr 09, 2021 1:02 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet, Network, and Discussion Thread - Q2 2021
Replies: 865
Views: 160205

Re: United Fleet, Network, and Discussion Thread - Q2 2021

Glad they’re growing in Orlando, it’s a different market then when they tried the MCO hub the first time in 1992.

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by STT757
Thu Apr 08, 2021 12:12 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: EWR Terminal 1 back to Terminal A
Replies: 39
Views: 6677

Re: EWR Terminal 1 back to Terminal A

Opinions aside, Terminal B’s replacement is in the works. The new Airtrain is going to be built based on the placement of the new Terminal.

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by STT757
Wed Apr 07, 2021 12:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: EWR Terminal 1 back to Terminal A
Replies: 39
Views: 6677

Re: EWR Terminal 1 back to Terminal A

Doesn't bother me at all. I always thought the name "Terminal 1" was odd and led to speculation that Terminal B was going to be razed as well and called Terminal 2 (which clearly it's not.) No speculation, that’s what they’re doing. https://corpinfo.panynj.gov/files/uploads/documents/boar...

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by STT757
Tue Apr 06, 2021 10:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: EWR Terminal 1 back to Terminal A
Replies: 39
Views: 6677

Re: EWR Terminal 1 back to Terminal A

Doesn't bother me at all. I always thought the name "Terminal 1" was odd and led to speculation that Terminal B was going to be razed as well and called Terminal 2 (which clearly it's not.) No speculation, that’s what they’re doing. https://corpinfo.panynj.gov/files/uploads/documents/boar...

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by STT757
Tue Apr 06, 2021 1:35 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Philadelphia Aviation Thread - 2021
Replies: 232
Views: 28800

Re: Philadelphia Aviation Thread - 2021

My Southwest flight from Orlando last night landed on PHL runway 35, very cool experience landing across the Delaware vs. alongside. Pilot stuck it and slammed the thrust reversers. Very cool.

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by STT757
Tue Apr 06, 2021 1:22 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet, Network, and Discussion Thread - Q2 2021
Replies: 865
Views: 160205

Re: United Fleet, Network, and Discussion Thread - Q2 2021

Cboyle wrote:
From JonNYC:
“Get in touch if you’ve heard rumor of huge breaking UA news”
What do you think?


Hopefully not in regards to the Pratt Powered 777
fleet.

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by STT757
Mon Apr 05, 2021 2:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest Fleet/Network Thread - 2021
Replies: 1710
Views: 207833

Re: Southwest Fleet/Network Thread - 2021

Anyone who wants to travel beyond perimeter and depart from LGA needs to connect. those people can easily fly out of EWR or JFK. People aren't going to connect unless WN undercuts in pricing. WN has little loyalty in NY area. People will pick DL/UA connection options out of NYC ahead of WN connecti...

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by STT757
Thu Apr 01, 2021 3:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet, Network, and Discussion Thread - Q2 2021
Replies: 865
Views: 160205

Re: United Fleet, Network, and Discussion Thread - Q2 2021

https://i.ibb.co/fDsW1X8/hangar.png


I was watching a YouTube video of a flight leaving LAX, the new hangar looked huge.
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LAXintl wrote:
VirginFlyer wrote:
Where is this hangar complex exactly?


Image
https://i.ibb.co/fDsW1X8/hangar.png


I was watching a YouTube video of a flight leaving LAX, the new hangar looked huge.

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by STT757
Wed Mar 31, 2021 3:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA Plans to Return to JFK in 2021
Replies: 658
Views: 116351

Re: UA Plans to Return to JFK in 2021

I was hoping that United would use the new Terminal One at EWR for Transcon LAX/SFO flights. They could build a dedicated “Coastal” lounge.

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by STT757
Mon Mar 29, 2021 3:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest Orders 100 MAX + 155 Options
Replies: 197
Views: 29737

Re: Southwest Orders 100 MAX + 155 Options

What does WN see in the -7 that the rest of the world misses? Especially among other LCC's, the -8 and its -200 variant seem to be far more popular. Likewise, former larger A319 operators like U2 are switching to the A320neo. As the (nearly) sole operator of the -7, doesn't WN worry about resale va...

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by STT757
Mon Mar 29, 2021 12:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest Orders 100 MAX + 155 Options
Replies: 197
Views: 29737

Re: Southwest Orders 100 MAX + 155 Options

This is great news for Boeing and an important signal to the public: The 737 MAX has been fixed and can be trusted (again). I'm wondering what the price was Southwest paid, or did Boeing have a Buy 1, Get 1 FREE! sale? Not buy one get one, but I think they let them use an expired 20% off coupon fro...

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by STT757
Sun Mar 28, 2021 2:35 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet, Network, and Discussion Thread - Q1 2021
Replies: 1569
Views: 234624

Re: United Fleet, Network, and Discussion Thread, Q1 2021

...I guess I can't understand what the biggest hiccup is with the mainline union pay demands for a smaller a/c. Are they wanting 737/320 prices for the 195/220? IIRC, the UAL ALPA contract has pay rates for the smaller jets like the E-195 and they are lower than the current smallest mainline narrow...

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by STT757
Sun Mar 28, 2021 2:16 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: China will continue to tolerate Taiwan (government), at this stage
Replies: 48
Views: 2775

Re: Chinese professor warn that China is now "tolerating" Taiwan

The best move the US has to protect Taiwan is to actually to put US forces back, they were there before, in Taiwan. A force of say 10,000 - 15,000.

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by STT757
Fri Mar 26, 2021 2:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest Fleet/Network Thread - 2021
Replies: 1710
Views: 207833

Re: Southwest Fleet/Network Thread - 2021

WN has the opportunity to bring back EWR flights, there are still no slot restrictions and the new Terminal One opens next year. MDW, DEN, PHX, ATL.

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by STT757
Fri Mar 26, 2021 11:02 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Jetblue Network Thread - 2021
Replies: 1102
Views: 192148

Re: Jetblue Network Thread - 2021

Seeing UA's summer adds to CHS/HHH/MYR/ECP/PWM adds to my prior relief that these type of markets will have outsized demands this summer season. I continue to believe that JetBlue would be well served to add either ECP or PNS to its network for summer. It's the obvious missing hole in their Florida...

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by STT757
Thu Mar 25, 2021 6:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest Fleet/Network Thread - 2021
Replies: 1710
Views: 207833

Re: WN launching MYR with 10 cities

FlyingElvii wrote:
What’s next? ACY?


ACY and MYR are very much part of NK's roots. They must have pissed off WN.

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by STT757
Thu Mar 25, 2021 5:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest Fleet/Network Thread - 2021
Replies: 1710
Views: 207833

Re: WN launching MYR with 10 cities

Take that Spirit!

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by STT757
Thu Mar 25, 2021 5:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Orlando Aviation Thread - 2021
Replies: 200
Views: 25646

Re: Orlando Aviation Thread - 2021

93Sierra wrote:
Could spirit eventually grow to the largest carrier in mco?


In terms of destinations maybe, but not in terms of total passengers served or number of daily flights. WN will reign as King for a long time at MCO.

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by STT757
Thu Mar 25, 2021 2:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet, Network, and Discussion Thread - Q1 2021
Replies: 1569
Views: 234624

Re: United Fleet, Network, and Discussion Thread, Q1 2021

United doesn’t need anymore hubs. Just need to fully develop the ones they have. Who wants to fight over bottom feeder fares up and down the East Coast? Agree 100%, they need to order a new 100 seat mainline, A220 or ERJ-195E2 to unlock the full potential of their 76 seat ERJ-175 fleet. 100 new ERJ...

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by STT757
Sat Mar 20, 2021 3:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA Plans to Return to JFK in 2021
Replies: 658
Views: 116351

Re: UA Plans to Return to JFK in 2021

jfklganyc wrote:
They had a 767 at T7 the other day testing.

They are starting this time

It is a 767

Im in SFO right now...restaurants, bars, gyms all open and packed. Just like MCO last May.

UA will do just fine


https://thepointsguy.com/news/united-jfk-launch-is-happening

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by STT757
Sat Mar 20, 2021 3:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA Plans to Return to JFK in 2021
Replies: 658
Views: 116351

Re: UA Plans to Return to JFK in 2021

With the JFK Terminal Redevelopment either on hold, delayed, scaled down or possible cancelled United should be able to get a long term lease for gates and club space at T-7. They'll need to negotiate a deal with AS to either share the space (with AS as the current leaseholders in UA's old T7 loung...

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by STT757
Fri Mar 19, 2021 6:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: B6 to Staff: Looking to move HQ to Florida
Replies: 156
Views: 20104

Re: B6 to Staff: Looking to move HQ to Florida

Are they incorporated in Delaware?

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by STT757
Fri Mar 19, 2021 4:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet, Network, and Discussion Thread - Q1 2021
Replies: 1569
Views: 234624

Re: United Fleet, Network, and Discussion Thread, Q1 2021

Any photos of N21723 in the new paint? https://i.postimg.cc/nX8H3w1X/20210318-165144.jpg https://i.postimg.cc/TyfT6LFG/20210318-165213.jpg I continue to think the new livery looks best on shorter planes. I love how it looks on the 319s and the ER4's. Rear engines look great because of the low tail ...

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by STT757
Fri Mar 19, 2021 3:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: B6 to Staff: Looking to move HQ to Florida
Replies: 156
Views: 20104

Re: B6 to Staff: Looking to move HQ to Florida

2) If an employee leaves NYC and relocates to NJ or CT or upstate but is still domiciled from the NYC office, they will have to pay NY City Income taxes regardless of where they live. This is false. Only NYC residents have to pay NYC income tax. There is no “commuter tax” for NYC. If somebody works...

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