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by FlyHossD
Sat Aug 08, 2020 7:38 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet, Network, & Livery Thread - 2020
Replies: 2608
Views: 471511

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

Anyone know what's driving all of the traffic to Guam? Right now, I see three direct 777s enroute to Guam from LAX, HNL and SFO. I know Guam has a large US military presence, but this seems like a lot of lift for a little island when the leisure market is non-existent. Cargo. IIRC, UAL is running s...

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by FlyHossD
Mon Aug 03, 2020 10:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: United selects CommutAir as sole E145 operator
Replies: 172
Views: 33607

Re: Updated: United selects CommutAir as sole E145 operator

I’m confused by your second paragraph. Doesn’t any accident make you less confident in the involved carrier’s safety? I mean, by the same logic shouldn’t we question UA’s safety because of the 737 they trashed in the snow at DEN a decade ago or so, an accident that IIRC was pretty much exclusively ...

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by FlyHossD
Mon Aug 03, 2020 3:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: United selects CommutAir as sole E145 operator
Replies: 172
Views: 33607

Re: Updated: United selects CommutAir as sole E145 operator

This was strictly a business decision. Right now, UAL is doing everything they can to cut their "daily cash burn." The decision had nothing to do with reliability, performance or who was the better choice to run an operation. I'm sure that UAL knows they will have to take some hits on per...

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by FlyHossD
Sun Aug 02, 2020 2:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: United selects CommutAir as sole E145 operator
Replies: 172
Views: 33607

Re: Updated: United selects CommutAir as sole E145 operator

This was strictly a business decision. Right now, UAL is doing everything they can to cut their "daily cash burn." The decision had nothing to do with reliability, performance or who was the better choice to run an operation. I'm sure that UAL knows they will have to take some hits on per...

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by FlyHossD
Sun Aug 02, 2020 1:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Hawaiian to cut workforce by 35%
Replies: 51
Views: 11165

Re: Hawaiian to cut workforce by 35%

brilondon wrote:
I thought Hawaii was closed to out of state visitors.


My understanding is that Hawaii isn't closed, but a 14 day quarantine is required for out-of-state visitors.

My wife and I had discussed a trip to Hawaii this month, but that was before Governor Ige extended the quarantine date.

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by FlyHossD
Sun Aug 02, 2020 1:45 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why did Boeing say that the 727 replacement was the 757?
Replies: 87
Views: 12563

Re: Why did Boeing say that the 727 replacement was the 757?

To add to what's been stated above, search for the 727-300. At one point, a stretched 727 for approximately 180 passengers was part of the discussion. That kept evolving and became the 7N7/757.

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by FlyHossD
Tue Jul 21, 2020 7:01 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Most obvious way to significantly cut boarding time
Replies: 45
Views: 5350

Re: Most obvious way to significantly cut boarding time

Mythbusters did experiments on an episode once and found that for fastest boarding window to aisle with back to front was the absolute fastest. That's not practical because it requires parties to board separate. The second fastest was WN style open seating. Mythbusters ran a tightly controlled test...

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by FlyHossD
Tue Jul 21, 2020 6:54 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Most obvious way to significantly cut boarding time
Replies: 45
Views: 5350

Re: Most obvious way to significantly cut boarding time

Years ago, I flew TransAsia(?) a few times in Taiwan with each flight being an A321 and boarding from the front left and rear left doors. Despite 200+ passengers, boarding was completed in well under 15 minutes. The difference? Passengers were only carrying briefcases and purses. IOW, there were no ...

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by FlyHossD
Tue Jul 21, 2020 1:31 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The Master Plan of 'Lincoln International Airport'
Replies: 33
Views: 7609

Re: The Master Plan of 'Lincoln International Airport'

Fans of the classic disaster movie "Airport" (1970) know that the movie was shot at Minneapolis-Saint Paul International Airport. But did you know the Master Plan for the expansion of Lincoln was based on that of Houston Intercontinental Airport? I wrote a little post about it: https://ww...

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by FlyHossD
Mon Jul 13, 2020 2:59 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: B727 cockpit
Replies: 31
Views: 3637

Re: B727 cockpit

...I found it interesting for about six months and educational but then, as a frustrated pilot I couldn’t wait to get back to a front seat Best wishes I had the good fortune to go from FE on the 727 to FO in 5 months and the sim training went well*. My training partner - also going from 737 FE to 7...

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by FlyHossD
Sun Jul 12, 2020 9:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet, Network, & Livery Thread - 2020
Replies: 2608
Views: 471511

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

What's the current status of UAL's 737-10 MAX order's / deliveries. Has the "-10" been even certified yet or is it pending? Before the grounding and now COVID the first MAX10 was supposed to be delivered in March of 2021. Since the MAX10 has not even flown or been certified I think it is ...

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by FlyHossD
Thu Jul 09, 2020 2:20 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Garuda Indonesia Plans DPS-LAX/SFO/PAR/BOM/DEL
Replies: 46
Views: 6401

Re: Garuda Indonesia Plans DPS-LAX/SFO/PAR/BOM/DEL

My only trip to DPS was from GUM (DC-10-10). When did Air Mike stop flying that?

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by FlyHossD
Wed Jul 08, 2020 12:03 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Slat problem on a UA 787 caused the same aircraft to conduct three emergency landing in two days.
Replies: 16
Views: 7988

Re: Slat problem on a UA 787 caused the same aircraft to conduct three emergency landing in two days.

How did they allow the aircraft to take off for the second and third time when the problem still persists? They didn't. Correct - NO crew with take off that way (see below). Quoting JayUnited, " Aircraft is still on the ground at NRT from internal documentation this seems to be an electrical p...

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by FlyHossD
Mon Jul 06, 2020 3:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet, Network, & Livery Thread - 2020
Replies: 2608
Views: 471511

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

Pretty huge jump in aircraft flying today for UA. I show 38.7% of total units flying at least one leg today. Virtually all 319/320 units that haven't been stored for over 14 days are flying. NB fleet flying at 40% today. The 787/77W fleet is flying 59 of 77 or 77%. Now about half of 772A fleet flyi...

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by FlyHossD
Mon Jul 06, 2020 3:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Did people really fly all the way on flights like this?
Replies: 119
Views: 29307

Re: Did people really fly all the way on flights like this?

Looking at some old flight schedules, I am seeing some incredible multi-stop flights on routes that spanned the far corners of the globe... ...I am curious if anyone who worked in the airline industry back in the days of flights like that can tell me: Did passengers REALLY fly that entire distance ...

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by FlyHossD
Thu Jul 02, 2020 3:27 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: how to assess engine run certifying staff
Replies: 6
Views: 1150

Re: how to assess engine run certifying staff

to assess run and taxi certification you need to first be run and taxi qualified yourself. First learn the run Limits for APU operation fire test ETC. ( the proceedure should be in the flight manual) cockpit setup for engine starting and which breakers must be set for safe , Then highaircraft opera...

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by FlyHossD
Thu Jul 02, 2020 2:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JetBlue Agrees Not to Involuntarily Lay Off Pilots Until May 2021
Replies: 45
Views: 5708

Re: JetBlue Agrees Not to Involuntarily Lay Off Workers Until May 2021

This only applies to pilots. Everyone else is expendable. Pilots have a union and collective bargaining agreement. As much as this site hates unions, this is proof why having one in this business means a lot more than family and culture. Please, spare me. In what world does it make good financial s...

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by FlyHossD
Sun Jun 28, 2020 11:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA9708 into LHR this morning
Replies: 7
Views: 4305

Re: AA9708 into LHR this morning

Our fleet rarely had early morning arrivals but on the rare occasions we might have been curfewed, I’d delay launch, or slow down with the FMC programmed arrival time function (the term for which escapes me). This is why I thought there might have been some issue on the ground. RTA. Required Time A...

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by FlyHossD
Fri Jun 26, 2020 1:42 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: About Transformer Rectifier Units (28 V DC)
Replies: 4
Views: 1155

Re: About Transformer Rectifier Units (28 V DC)

The new VFSG really are not that new. The MD90 used this 'wild' system from the start. I never played with them much when I was in the hangar or line mtc. I do recall the system had some big teething problems when the plane was first introduced. I think this system was the most problematic of the M...

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by FlyHossD
Wed Jun 24, 2020 9:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet, Network, & Livery Thread - 2020
Replies: 2608
Views: 471511

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

...What United instead has done with its more limited capacity is actually being able to employ some yield management and not sell its seats at rock bottom prices, but instead seek to earn a bit of a premium compared to peers. But what is the cost of losing UA customers to other carriers? Business ...

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by FlyHossD
Wed Jun 24, 2020 6:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet, Network, & Livery Thread - 2020
Replies: 2608
Views: 471511

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

...What United instead has done with its more limited capacity is actually being able to employ some yield management and not sell its seats at rock bottom prices, but instead seek to earn a bit of a premium compared to peers. But what is the cost of losing UA customers to other carriers? Business ...

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by FlyHossD
Mon Jun 22, 2020 3:43 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: DC-10/MD-11 with only engine number 2?
Replies: 10
Views: 2689

Re: DC-10/MD-11 with only engine number 2?

Im curious about the Eastern incident noted above: How would the NTSB determine a mechanic forgot to fit the O-rings? Surely, a simple question to said mechanic would render the obvious answer: "Of course I fitted them'' because surely if he knew he hadn't, he wouldn't have forgotten to fit th...

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by FlyHossD
Mon Jun 22, 2020 2:12 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A Video for Aviation Enthusiasts
Replies: 9
Views: 1814

Re: A Video for Aviation Enthusiasts

Thanks for the link to the video.

One of my best buds just retired 4 days ago and he did this kind of work prior to coming to CO. When we chatted Friday, he talked about his fire fighting days and expressed how glad he was to not to have flown more fire seasons.

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by FlyHossD
Wed Jun 17, 2020 7:40 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet, Network, & Livery Thread - 2020
Replies: 2608
Views: 471511

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

Also reported the UA flight will stopover in ICN for a crew change who will same day turnaround to ICN. But I am wondering if they got UA confused with DL. Apparently so. From my friends at UA, according to an ALPA email, the UA flights will stop in NRT, then another crew will fly NRT-China-NRT to ...

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by FlyHossD
Mon Jun 15, 2020 9:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Which AA/DL/UA Fleets Are Definitely Not Flying Again?
Replies: 58
Views: 8121

Re: Which AA/DL/UA Fleets Are Definitely Not Flying Again?

I'd be surprised if the UAL PW B752s fly for UA again. Just my guess, of course.

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by FlyHossD
Tue Jun 09, 2020 2:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: US Airways flight 1549
Replies: 33
Views: 6924

Re: Us Air flight 1549

And what about the aircraft? It did keep all 150 pax afloat until rescue and did not breakup upon impact with the water (though the panels buckled). I believe its in a museum in Charlotte right? Seek (via Google as in so many things ;) ) and ye shall find: https://www.carolinasaviation.org/exhibits...

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by FlyHossD
Wed Jun 03, 2020 3:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet, Network, & Livery Thread - 2020
Replies: 2608
Views: 471511

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

I think premium demand will be depressed for some time. I work at a fortune 500 company and I do not see any major plans to large scale travel by our employees. We have a large number of folks who typically travel every week and so far the majority of them are still working from home (our customers...

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by FlyHossD
Mon Jun 01, 2020 5:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United eliminates 13 executive positions
Replies: 50
Views: 14262

Re: United eliminates 13 executive positions

If I'm reading it all correctly, the DEN Hub VP is being replaced by another person, so the position isn't being eliminated, just changed. Or am I misunderstanding the changes?

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by FlyHossD
Mon May 25, 2020 3:33 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Costs of using Antonov 225
Replies: 8
Views: 2699

Re: Costs of using Antonov 225

You're asking a good question; the $3 million figure (dollars or Loonies) seems very high to me. That is, like you, I believe it could be done for less in multiple flights on other aircraft. The greatest value of the AN-225 is in it's ability to take large heavy objects aboard. It was a regular visi...

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by FlyHossD
Thu May 21, 2020 5:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United exercises options for 8 787-10s
Replies: 140
Views: 25096

Re: United exercises options for 7 787-10s

When you say the 757s and 767s are junior at UA I'm not sure I fully understand what you are comparing them to. Are you comparing them to the 777 and 787s or are you comparing them to the A320/19 and 737s? Also when is a junior person no longer consider junior? Personally I (although not a pilot) n...

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by FlyHossD
Thu May 21, 2020 6:40 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Cessna SkyCourier Development and Testing Thread
Replies: 99
Views: 15074

Re: Cessna SkyCourier Development and Testing Thread

eeightning wrote:
The exhaust pipes are aligned with the local airflow. Once the plane flies through rain and leaves some streamlines, you will see what I mean.


Yes and that local airflow is affected by the rotation of the props - that's why it's similar on the left side of both engines.

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by FlyHossD
Thu May 21, 2020 6:36 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet, Network, & Livery Thread - 2020
Replies: 2608
Views: 471511

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

Did UA take delivery of all 77W aircraft from Boeing ? Yes. I believe the last delivery was about 2 or 3 months ago (N2352U). Thanks for that, is that 22 airframes altogether? Yes, 22 777-322s for UAL. Seems like they're getting good use these days flying cargo in the bellies (primarily in the bell...

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by FlyHossD
Thu May 21, 2020 4:55 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet, Network, & Livery Thread - 2020
Replies: 2608
Views: 471511

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

Max Q wrote:
Did UA take delivery of all 77W aircraft from Boeing ?


Yes. I believe the last delivery was about 2 or 3 months ago (N2352U).

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by FlyHossD
Wed May 20, 2020 4:47 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: March 1st 2001, FIRST 777 trans-polar flight to HKG documentary
Replies: 27
Views: 5708

Re: March 1st 2001, FIRST 777 trans-polar flight to HKG documentary

Dreamflight767 wrote:
Sorry, but at 4:38, is the pilot wearing a mask?


No. The lower half of the captain's face is obscured by the glare shield.

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by FlyHossD
Tue May 19, 2020 3:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Denver airport seeks to accelerate concourse projects by up to $560 million
Replies: 21
Views: 3291

Re: Denver airport seeks to accelerate concourse projects by up to $560 million

Makes sense - they have the balance sheet, the need and the empty gates to make a push to modernize / expand the concourses during this crisis. No mention of the rumored additional gate expansion beyond the 39 currently under construction. I wonder if DEN will lose or gain additional international ...

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by FlyHossD
Sun May 17, 2020 11:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: OAG Changes 5/17/2020: UNRAVELING; DL Leaves CAK/MHT/PHF/SWF/CZM w/No Resumption Planned
Replies: 138
Views: 15776

Re: OAG Changes 5/17/2020: UNRAVELING; DL Leaves CAK/MHT/PHF/SWF/CZM w/No Resumption Planned

And it's not just the perceived health risk, it's the fact that many businesses have and will cut travel expenses for a long time to come. Air travel will be dominated by leisure travel for a while. No doubt that some will. At least until their competitors seize the opportunity to do business in th...

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by FlyHossD
Sat May 16, 2020 3:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Tamara Vrooman to become YVR's new boss
Replies: 6
Views: 1440

Re: Tamara Vrooman to become YVR's new boss

Congratulations to her. I hope she's studied the successes and failures of others in this area; I'm thinking of the fiasco of the new Berlin airport and the chaos of the DEN Great Hall Project lead by Kim Day.

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by FlyHossD
Thu May 14, 2020 4:46 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet, Network, & Livery Thread - 2020
Replies: 2608
Views: 471511

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

Thanks for sharing. Lots of red flags throughout starting with the 756 fleet question. 1.) Pretty much secure what we already knew that PW 757s are done, along with the 764s. Now what happens with the remaining 752s? And what about the 753s? Thanks for sharing. Lots of red flags throughout starting...

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by FlyHossD
Thu May 14, 2020 2:02 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why did UA have a monopoly at EWR?
Replies: 80
Views: 10162

Re: Why did UA have a monopoly at EWR?

Revelation wrote:
Smisek would walk past a dollar to pick up a penny...


Truer words have never been spoken.

And how has he managed to avoid being charged?

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by FlyHossD
Wed May 13, 2020 3:47 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..?

Why not devise a ranking system based on safety then? i.e. pilots who have exhibited less safe practices in the past would be ranked towards the bottom of the list. OK, just how do you do this...? There's also other poor practices that don't compromise safety that could be taken into account. For e...

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by FlyHossD
Wed May 13, 2020 3:41 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..?

A couple of thoughts regarding UAL pilot staffing: 1. UAL has steadfastly maintained that they won't offer early out retirement packages to their pilots as it's too expensive. Yet AA has done exactly that. Further, Scott Kelly has maintained that short-term furloughs are expensive, yet they're prepa...

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by FlyHossD
Sat May 09, 2020 2:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet, Network, & Livery Thread - 2020
Replies: 2608
Views: 471511

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

Is the threat of removing the 764s from the fleet a negotiating position? That is, the 764s pay wide body pay rates for the pilots, like the 787s and 777s, whereas the 763s pay only the same as the 753s; both are just a bit more than the 752s, 738s and 739s. So will UA argue that since the 763s pay ...

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by FlyHossD
Fri May 08, 2020 4:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet, Network, & Livery Thread - 2020
Replies: 2608
Views: 471511

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

I was equally surprised to see all 12 737-900s are stored at ROW. Personally, I don't think that's much of a surprise. There's a reason that hardly anybody bought the 737-900 and why Boeing came back with the -900ER. Those 12 airplanes are non-standard and performance limited compared to the rest o...

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by FlyHossD
Wed May 06, 2020 12:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Sir Tim Clark "A380 is OVER"
Replies: 135
Views: 31063

Re: Sir Tim Clark "A380 is OVER"

The Whale killed by a microscopic virus. Among other factors of course... The real whales - the 747s - are still alive as the cargo versions are busy, in part due to the virus. I've never referred to the A380 as a whale - if forced into using a nickname, I'd call it Uncle Fester. B747 is the Queen ...

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by FlyHossD
Wed May 06, 2020 12:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United exercises options for 8 787-10s
Replies: 140
Views: 25096

Re: United exercises options for 7 787-10s

United 767 are going to stay around a while, they are paid for and have new seats. They are efficient at flying to Europe with their new Polaris interiors from Newark and Chicago. Eventually UA may do what AA is doing and buy more 787-8 to replace the 767-300ER fleet. Early 777 could certainly be l...

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by FlyHossD
Wed May 06, 2020 12:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Sir Tim Clark "A380 is OVER"
Replies: 135
Views: 31063

Re: Sir Tim Clark "A380 is OVER"

OzarkD9S wrote:
The Whale killed by a microscopic virus. Among other factors of course...


The real whales - the 747s - are still alive as the cargo versions are busy, in part due to the virus.

I've never referred to the A380 as a whale - if forced into using a nickname, I'd call it Uncle Fester.

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by FlyHossD
Thu Apr 16, 2020 9:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet, Network, & Livery Thread - 2020
Replies: 2608
Views: 471511

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

https://thepointsguy.com/news/united-airlines-warns-staffing-cuts-to-come-as-it-slashes-may-flying-by-90/ "Plans to shrink its network by roughly 90% in May" “We expect to fly fewer people during the entire month of May than we did on a single day in May 2019.” “The challenging economic o...

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by FlyHossD
Mon Apr 13, 2020 12:21 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: What's the reason for N numbers of former CO aircraft being all numbers?
Replies: 20
Views: 4617

Re: What's the reason for N numbers of former CO aircraft being all numbers?

UA continues to use the CO numbers scheme on the 787 N numbers but the 77Ws are different. The 77Ws are N2XXXU...and sort of follow the pmUA numbering system with a nod to UA in the 70/80's and CO. For instance...N2331U which is ship number 2131 N - US (duh :) ) 2 - All pmUA 777s in UAs fleet four ...

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by FlyHossD
Mon Mar 30, 2020 3:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Sending 777s to SEA This Summer?
Replies: 22
Views: 5058

Re: United Sending 777s to SEA This Summer?

I was surprised to see this announced (pre-pandemic obviously). I didn’t know that much demand existed between DC and SEA to warrant a 364 seat WB. Perhaps it had something to do with Amazon ? 77H I would guess it's summer seasonal visitors more than business. Business travel doesn't have the same ...

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by FlyHossD
Mon Mar 30, 2020 1:55 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Sending 777s to SEA This Summer?
Replies: 22
Views: 5058

Re: United Sending 777s to SEA This Summer?

InnsbruckFlyer wrote:
Was doing a dummy booking for EWR-SEA and found a routing via IAD which lists UA1964 (IAD-SEA) as a 777-200 on August 8th. Is this a one-off or what?


Yes, that was the plan - who knows now, though.

The 772 was to fly IAD-SEA as you noted and return on a red-eye SEA-IAD.

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