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by xxcr
Wed Aug 12, 2020 4:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: RR finds cracks on IPC blades in Trent XWB engine
Replies: 56
Views: 11044

Re: RR finds cracks on IPC blades in Trent XWB engine

gotta love RR...not! first the 787 engines, now the A350.........

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by xxcr
Tue Aug 04, 2020 4:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet, Network, & Livery Thread - 2020
Replies: 2959
Views: 534524

Re: Does United fly the 763 domestic at all?

i miss flying on a the 767! one of my favorite planes! i flew on a 764 from EWR-SJU a few years back in J, and it so was so quiet and secluded. only downside to the 764.....lack of lavatories....only 5 lavs smh!! The 767-400ER is a nice ride. Feels big, smooth ride. You're right, in CO, then UA con...

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by xxcr
Fri Jul 31, 2020 4:12 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet, Network, & Livery Thread - 2020
Replies: 2959
Views: 534524

Re: Does United fly the 763 domestic at all?

i miss flying on a the 767! one of my favorite planes! i flew on a 764 from EWR-SJU a few years back in J, and it so was so quiet and secluded. only downside to the 764.....lack of lavatories....only 5 lavs smh!!

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by xxcr
Sat Jun 20, 2020 6:34 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: A vs B production
Replies: 4
Views: 1867

A vs B production

I was watching a video on youtube on how Airbus builds the A350 and noticed they move the plane to different hangers throughout the build process. Boeing on the other hand, just moves the planes down the line within the same building. it makes wonder, could airbus cut the assembly process if they bu...

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by xxcr
Mon Jun 08, 2020 3:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Happy birthday to 777 (United Airlines)
Replies: 23
Views: 4720

Re: Happy birthday to 777 (United Airlines)

I don't know the aircrafts registration number was but my first flight on a 777 was on UA in 1997 ORD-MIA (the 6:20pm) departure. In the years since I have flown on 777/77W with Pratt and Whitney, Rolls Royce, and GE engines. The Pratt and Whitney engines are my favorite the sound those engines mak...

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by xxcr
Mon Jun 08, 2020 3:32 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: How will coronavirus impact the shift from air to rail travel?
Replies: 25
Views: 3084

Re: How will coronavirus impact the shift from air to rail travel?

In the US nada. High speed trains will never get built here. Health wise I'd rather be on a plane than a train. i was going to say the same! Trains in the US are behind compared to Asia and Europe. In the US, i feel a lot safer being on a plane....Asia, it depends which country. Europe, im fine wit...

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by xxcr
Thu May 21, 2020 5:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air France A380 retirement/parking thread
Replies: 483
Views: 61561

Re: Air France to retire A380 fleet effective immediately

not a surprising move! even before this Covid19 thing, AF did nothing to improve the on board product on the A380. Despite the plane flying on premium routes, the plane had their old product. First was standard in their fleet, their J seat was old and extremely outdated, i heard more complaints abou...

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by xxcr
Mon May 18, 2020 4:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 777 - 25 years in commercial service
Replies: 147
Views: 14324

Re: 777 - 25 years in commercial service

the 777 is an amazing plane! especially equipped with the GE90's...those engines are music to my ears!!!!!!!

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by xxcr
Sun May 17, 2020 5:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Virtual tour of UA 727-022
Replies: 73
Views: 8685

Re: Virtual tour of UA 727-022

damn!! so much legroom.........that's a thing of the past foresure haha! E+ doesnt even come close to this lol.

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by xxcr
Fri May 15, 2020 6:35 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL to permanently retire entire 777 fleet
Replies: 763
Views: 122886

Re: DL to permanently retire entire 777 fleet

with the current situation, a lot of airlines are retiring their older and larger planes due to demand.

They will be losing their heavy lifter.....the A359 cannot do with the 777ER/LR can do when it comes to cargo and range. then again, the a359 will be cheaper to operate...??

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by xxcr
Wed May 13, 2020 4:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet, Network, & Livery Thread - 2020
Replies: 2959
Views: 534524

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

they should keep the 764's and use them on the SFO/LAX-EWR as PS birds. dedicated route for the 764 like the old days when UA flew a mix of 763 and 762 on the SFO-JFK route!

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by xxcr
Sun May 10, 2020 4:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet, Network, & Livery Thread - 2020
Replies: 2959
Views: 534524

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

This looks like the end for the 764s and PW757s. In an email I got earlier today. "Currently, we’ve parked 450 mainline aircraft and 300 United Express aircraft across 23 locations. Some of those planes were already slated for retirement, including our B767-400 and B757 PS fleets." Intere...

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by xxcr
Sat May 09, 2020 10:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet, Network, & Livery Thread - 2020
Replies: 2959
Views: 534524

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

Anyone heard about UA not bringing back the 764? i follow Diecastjames on instagram, and he posted something this morning saying "united has decided they wont bring back their 764 fleet after this virus blows over" if this is true, i guess it paid off for UA to hold off the polaris retrofi...

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by xxcr
Sat May 02, 2020 5:37 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet, Network, & Livery Thread - 2020
Replies: 2959
Views: 534524

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

This story by The Points Guy indicates the possibility that one of United’s eight hubs may be shuttered post-coronavirus. None of the Chicago-based carrier’s hubs are “sacred” when it looks at rebuilding after the crisis, United president Scott Kirby said during a first quarter earnings call on Fri...

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by xxcr
Sat Apr 25, 2020 4:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet, Network, & Livery Thread - 2020
Replies: 2959
Views: 534524

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

They still got unfairly bashed while airlines like DL and WN took their sweet time and nobody here cared. I remember lots of caring about Delta running three liveries simultaneously in the early 2000s. Might pre-date your time on this website mind you. 3959449,2431804 V/F If the merger didn't happe...

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by xxcr
Wed Apr 15, 2020 4:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet, Network, & Livery Thread - 2020
Replies: 2959
Views: 534524

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

does anyone have a picture of N222UA? would like to see the difference in interiors compared to the older domestic layout. I could be wrong but I don't believe N222UA ever reenter revenue service, I believe there was an issue with the flight deck barrier being removed. Keep in mind there was a pilo...

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by xxcr
Wed Apr 15, 2020 5:42 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet, Network, & Livery Thread - 2020
Replies: 2959
Views: 534524

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

does anyone have a picture of N222UA? would like to see the difference in interiors compared to the older domestic layout.

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by xxcr
Wed Apr 15, 2020 5:36 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet, Network, & Livery Thread - 2020
Replies: 2959
Views: 534524

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

whats this story i hear about UA retiring some 763s? im assuming the non-polaris birds?? Nothing official, yet. It would be sad, but not totally shocking since most of the remaining non-Polaris airplanes are from the oldest delivery set. But ironically one of the newest 763s (674) had not been conv...

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by xxcr
Tue Apr 14, 2020 5:04 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet, Network, & Livery Thread - 2020
Replies: 2959
Views: 534524

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

whats this story i hear about UA retiring some 763s? im assuming the non-polaris birds??

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by xxcr
Thu Apr 09, 2020 4:32 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United p.s. Question
Replies: 129
Views: 26352

Re: United p.s. Question

Looks like the Upper Class Suite VS are replacing on their fleet. Why have it face away from the window? This feels very “last gen”. Should look something close to this. https://www.airliners.net/photo/Virgin-Atlantic-Airways/Boeing-747-4Q8/886829 i agree....i've never been a fan of this layout of ...

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by xxcr
Wed Apr 08, 2020 4:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United p.s. Question
Replies: 129
Views: 26352

Re: United p.s. Question

What UA should do is once the 737 MAX 10 gets delivered is install Polaris and fly them between EWR/BOS-SFO/LAX. Maybe if UA offers Polaris on EWR-SFO/LAX flights it would allow them to compete against what DL and AA is offering on JFK-SFO/LAX. UA will be installing flatbeds on their Max 10's - it ...

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by xxcr
Wed Apr 08, 2020 4:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United p.s. Question
Replies: 129
Views: 26352

Re: United p.s. Question

This is what I think UA should fly on Premium Transcontinental Flights in order to compete against DL, AA, B6 and AS SFO-EWR: 3x 752 (p.s.) 5x 763 (Polaris, High-J Polaris) 1x 764 (Polaris) 2x 77E (Polaris) 1x 77W (Polaris) 3x 78J (Polaris) LAX-EWR: 3x 752 (p.s.) 5x 763 (Polaris) 1x 764 (Polaris) 3...

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by xxcr
Wed Mar 25, 2020 3:38 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Bamboo Airways Planning Star Alliance or Oneworld by 2021
Replies: 35
Views: 5517

Re: Bamboo Airways Planning Star Alliance or Oneworld by 2021

I think Bamboo will benefit in joining star alliance. Even with TG and SQ around the corner. One world and sky team are both extremely weak alliances compared to Star.

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by xxcr
Sat Mar 21, 2020 12:37 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet, Network, & Livery Thread - 2020
Replies: 2959
Views: 534524

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

During our briefing, we were told United will park over 200 aircraft. 2/3 of those will be put into long term storage while 1/3 will be put on short term storage. I was told from a different source that United plans to store 150 aircraft at IAH. IAH will shut down two runways and taxiways to make r...

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by xxcr
Fri Mar 06, 2020 4:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet, Network, & Livery Thread - 2020
Replies: 2959
Views: 534524

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

For the first time in a long time, an upgrade is looking like it’s going to clear on my way home this Friday (I’m a 1K based in SFO, used to GS destroying any hope). I’d upfare if it weren’t for more seats coming available the closer I get to the flight. This and $20 fares from Alaska tonight... th...

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by xxcr
Fri Mar 06, 2020 4:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet, Network, & Livery Thread - 2020
Replies: 2959
Views: 534524

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

calpsafltskeds wrote:
319:
N895UA entered SFO 2055/28Feb, exited 685/3Mar in 16F config
N897UA exited LCQ 2759/11Feb in 16F config.
N898UA exited LCQ 2750/17Feb in 16F config

789:
N29977 sked first revenue flight 1981/6Mar ORD-SFO



for the A319 F mod, dont you mean 12F config?

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by xxcr
Thu Mar 05, 2020 6:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: RUMOUR; Ex-Jet Airways 77W’s to find new home.
Replies: 73
Views: 15540

Re: RUMOUR; Ex-Jet Airways 77W’s to find new home.

how about UA? they seem to love the 77W. do you think UA would pick up a few used ones at a fair price?

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by xxcr
Fri Feb 28, 2020 6:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet, Network, & Livery Thread - 2020
Replies: 2959
Views: 534524

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

Additional Asia reductions and suspensions as a result of the continual spread COVID-19 and the drop in demand for travel to effected areas. LAX and IAH-NRT suspended March 8-April 24 ORD-NRT suspended March 8-March 27, the route then switches to ORD-HND on March 28 SFO-HND (Tokyo Haneda) schedule ...

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by xxcr
Thu Feb 20, 2020 4:54 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What might have been: United's legacy 757-200 fleet...
Replies: 30
Views: 8075

Re: What might have been: United's legacy 757-200 fleet...

the PMUA 752 also had a lot of cycles compared to PMCO 752's. Cargo airlines can get away with a high cycle plane, since they only fly a handful of flights per day. I fly SFO-EWR about 10x a year, and i try to avoid the PW birds....they are always delayed due to a mechanical error. the RR birds are ...

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by xxcr
Thu Feb 13, 2020 10:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: US3 seats to LHR
Replies: 22
Views: 2299

Re: US3 seats to LHR

These numbers are pretty far off. I was skeptical, so I pulled the data from an industry data source and found the following: AA: 5,572 seats UA: 3,505 seats DL: 1,892 seats Breakdown: AA: CLT-LHR: 582 seats DFW-LHR: 1,123 seats JFK-LHR: 1,123 seats LAX-LHR: 577 seats MIA-LHR: 577 seats ORD-LHR: 75...

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by xxcr
Thu Feb 13, 2020 10:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: US3 seats to LHR
Replies: 22
Views: 2299

Re: US3 seats to LHR

NateGreat wrote:
DL still only has 2 LHR-JFK flights, and you left off LHR-SLC with an A332. The total is 1892 seats for DL.



Noted. Thank you

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by xxcr
Thu Feb 13, 2020 10:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: US3 seats to LHR
Replies: 22
Views: 2299

Re: US3 seats to LHR

Sorry, i forgot to add a few flights and its not letting me EDIT my post. I was looking through the UA feed and seeing how many seats they offer to LHR seeing that they have very connecting flights there with their partners. I wanted to see how many seats AA, DL, and UA offers for LHR from their hub...

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by xxcr
Thu Feb 13, 2020 10:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: US3 seats to LHR
Replies: 22
Views: 2299

Re: US3 seats to LHR

Antarius wrote:
MAH4546 wrote:
You left off AA’s flights to Boston, Charlotte and Raleigh.


BOS is not operating yet. However the other 2 are ommisions.


nothing came up for Charlette. Didnt know AA flew from Raleigh to LHR. I'll go ahead and add that to the numbers.

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by xxcr
Thu Feb 13, 2020 9:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet, Network, & Livery Thread - 2020
Replies: 2959
Views: 534524

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

The questions then are: Is N785UA sitting in HKG until N797UA is completed or is the process underway? Assuming 772PW Domestic conversion line continues at XMN and one HKG 772PW Polaris line, then N783UA should go in about 4/6. According to my calculations last ITPE unit will be pulled 4/23. I have...

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by xxcr
Thu Feb 13, 2020 9:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: US3 seats to LHR
Replies: 22
Views: 2299

US3 seats to LHR

I was looking through the UA feed and seeing how many seats they offer to LHR seeing that they have very connecting flights there with their partners. I wanted to see how many seats AA, DL, and UA offers for LHR from their hubs these numbers are based on flights to LHR on 2/14/20 DL offers 892 seats...

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by xxcr
Thu Feb 13, 2020 8:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet, Network, & Livery Thread - 2020
Replies: 2959
Views: 534524

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

Going by current June schedules... SFO-LHR: 1x 77W + 1x 772 LAX-LHR: 1x 789 DEN-LHR: 1x 789 IAH-LHR: 2x 772 ORD-LHR: 3x 76L IAD-LHR: 1x 752 + 2x 772 EWR-LHR: 6x 76L IAD has 1x 76L + 1x 772 + 1x 752 Interesting: 19 flights a day! I would have assumed more from SFO and LAX, but it is still impressive...

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by xxcr
Thu Feb 13, 2020 8:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Passenger repeatedly punches back of reclined seat
Replies: 242
Views: 22382

Re: Passenger repeatedly punches back of reclined seat

There is a etiquette when flying. When the crew comes around to serve meals and drinks, you should bring the seat up so the person behind you has room to enjoy their food. if everyone is KTFO, well recline all you want. If you want the person to bring their seats up a little, dont punch the seat......

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by xxcr
Thu Feb 13, 2020 7:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Passenger repeatedly punches back of reclined seat
Replies: 242
Views: 22382

Re: Passenger repeatedly punches back of reclined seat

There is a etiquette when flying. When the crew comes around to serve meals and drinks, you should bring the seat up so the person behind you has room to enjoy their food. if everyone is KTFO, well recline all you want. If you want the person to bring their seats up a little, dont punch the seat.......

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by xxcr
Wed Jan 29, 2020 8:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet, Network, & Livery Thread - 2020
Replies: 2959
Views: 534524

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

Does anyone know which frames still have the old United business first seats? I know there are not too many left and I wanted to try and catch one Business First seats as the the 2x2x2 seats found on the ex-Continental 777s and 787s or the older 2x4x2 found on the ex-United 777s? If the 2x2x2 seats...

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by xxcr
Tue Jan 28, 2020 8:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet, Network, & Livery Thread - 2020
Replies: 2959
Views: 534524

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

319: N825UA entered LCQ 2746/22Jan for 12F mod. N852UA exited LCQ 2763/28Jan with 12F mod complete I'm wondering why UA took a GE772 with Diamond seats to XMN instead of a PW 772 with the older 8 across business seats. There are only 5 PWs still flying and only 1 in mod (2 to get Polaris and 3 to b...

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by xxcr
Tue Jan 28, 2020 5:12 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Delta First Class Seats - A321neo
Replies: 120
Views: 20858

Re: New Delta First Class Seats - A321neo

they would be nicer if the head bolster's werent so big. They look really nice though, a nice little upgrade from their current domestic F seats.

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by xxcr
Thu Jan 23, 2020 12:33 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet, Network, & Livery Thread - 2020
Replies: 2959
Views: 534524

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

Is UA happy with their 787-10'S? Do you think UA will grow that fleet in the future or just more 789'S? I think UA loves them. They already purchased the tail numbers for the next 12 78J's which means they'll eventually exercise the rights to the 78J options. As a passenger, i love the 78J....so qu...

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by xxcr
Tue Jan 21, 2020 9:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet, Network, & Livery Thread - 2020
Replies: 2959
Views: 534524

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

With UA starting the 764 retrofit in August or December 2020, is there a confirmed seat map for the the 764? i remember reading something about how they'll have trouble fitting 39 Polaris seats between door 1 and 2......how do you think they'll layout the seats? squeeze in as many as they can betwe...

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by xxcr
Tue Jan 21, 2020 8:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet, Network, & Livery Thread - 2020
Replies: 2959
Views: 534524

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

The Polaris tracker is a few aircraft behind, new units: 1 77W, 2 78X, Polaris completed 1 788, 2 763. However I believe a few 763s will not receive Polaris. Hopefully the Polaris tracker is correct and all 38 will have Polaris. I just looked at the updated 763 Polaris installation schedule and Nos...

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by xxcr
Tue Jan 14, 2020 4:56 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet, Network, & Livery Thread - 2020
Replies: 2959
Views: 534524

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

Why only the 763? Would a High-J 772 or 789 work for high premium demand destinations in AsiaPac? A return to ME3 territory? Larger Polaris, Larger PE, smaller Economy Class but Larger E+? Outside of the select 763s with High-J the only other aircraft type in our fleet that I think it would work on...

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by xxcr
Fri Jan 10, 2020 12:00 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet, Network, & Livery Thread - 2020
Replies: 2959
Views: 534524

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

the 1st one should be done any day now. any news on it? N27908 is currently enroute XMNSFO UA 2738 9Jan and will then turn $ flight UA 1912SFOIAD 8Jan and UA809 IADPEK 9Jan. .. or so FA says anyway. UA not wasting any time putting it to use it seems. Looks like its SFO-IAD flight didn’t happen due ...

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by xxcr
Thu Jan 09, 2020 5:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet, Network, & Livery Thread - 2020
Replies: 2959
Views: 534524

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

Except for our EWR-SFO/LAX routes UA does not sell premium plus seats as premium plus seats on domestic routes, those seats are marketed and sold domestically as E+. For passengers who are not familiar with UA widebodies they will not find out they are actually in a premium plus seat until they boa...

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by xxcr
Thu Jan 09, 2020 5:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air India 788 DEL-IAD nonstop?
Replies: 66
Views: 10744

Re: Air India 788 DEL-IAD nonstop?

dtw2hyd wrote:
VSMUT wrote:
dtw2hyd wrote:
Pretty sure this has no CRA and probably blocked 8xJ for crew.


Did they boot some business class passengers to economy? Sounds like a nightmare.


I don't think that is necessary if rumors of AI premium cabins always being near empty are valid.


Their J and Y seats are terrible anyway!

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by xxcr
Thu Jan 09, 2020 5:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Could UA gets JFK slots through a JV?
Replies: 32
Views: 5231

Re: Theory; United Road to Redemption, via a JV?

LAXdude1023 wrote:
That’s more Smiseks line of thinking. It was he who sold off JFK slots and the airline later admitted it was a mistake.



Nothing Smisek did made sense!!!!! Selling the JFK slots was a huge mistake!!! i must admit though, flying into EWR is much nicer and easier than JFK.

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by xxcr
Thu Jan 09, 2020 5:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet, Network, & Livery Thread - 2020
Replies: 2959
Views: 534524

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

N14011 (787-10) passed through DEN just now on its first day of revenue flights. Perplexingly, this iteration is missing 21 premium seats compared to other United 787-10’s. 44 J seats, but it’s missing the Premium Plus section, and replaced it with more economy plus. Anyone care to speculate why th...

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