LAXdude1023 wrote:Chicago and Houston are both amazing cities. I’ve had the pleasure of living in both. Glad UA serves both generously.
AA is moving to C in September’22 with 5 gates on the northwest side. I moved them to A when I was in the Real Estate Group, WTH. AA has moved more than any carrier at DEN. Yeah, that doesn’t make any sense. AA/DL should be on A, especially with BA and AF having international flights. Putting a new...Jump to post
after so much bragging about the world class NOC, kinda surprising. Wonder what this will do to the staff. Part of the thing with Chicago and being downtown is you didn't need to buy a car when you made the move from Houston. Disappointing nonetheless. Is the cost of housing any cheaper in Arlingto...Jump to post
santi319 wrote:The fact that the the world's wealthiest 1% produce double the combined carbon emissions of the poorest 50%, says a lot about where the focus should be…
The greater the load (weight), the greater the fuel burn. However, non-rev travel is so limited by the generally high passenger loads (at least pre-pandemic (2019)), that the difference would be hard to distinguish. On the flip side of this question, if a non-rev / standby passenger chooses another ...Jump to post
Okay, but if two aircraft ask for the same NAT entry time, how does ATC prioritize? First come first serve? ATC in the U.S. is all about "first come first served" though there are situations where one cannot do that simply especially in the terminal environment where I worked. Preferentia...Jump to post
Pilots do test fly an aircraft before taking delivery of a new aircraft. Write up a squawk sheet of items to be resolved before the aircraft is transferred from the manufacturer to the airline. On one delivery test flight the depressurization didn’t keep the cabin below 15000 like it was supposed t...Jump to post
While some here seem to relish the idea that us pilots will get our comeuppance from high tech, those of who actually operate these machines understand that it is a long way off and in the mean time we will watch various managements stumble along, trying various schemes to make up for their mismana...Jump to post
We have a terrorism no fly list, add a new category to the list for disruptive passengers. That’s like trying to inspect quality in rather than designing and building quality. You can’t force proper behavior, it has to indoctrinated at an early and we’ve failed miserably. That's very well said, tha...Jump to post
I believe gloves on military aircraft are for flash protection in the event of fire. There is nothing about a civilian pilots uniform that is safe in a fire. I.e synthetic materials that have a low melting point Many years ago, I flew with a captain who wore Nomex gloves for all take-offs and landi...Jump to post
To answer a previous question re: EWR wait times - we departed LAX on time, wheels down 20 minutes early and ended up being 53 minutes late (yes, that’s 1 hour and 23 minutes sitting on an active taxiway). DM me if you’d like more details. Thanks for the reply. Given Kirby’s appetite to take advant...Jump to post
Back to the EWR meltdown — waited over an hour after landing for a gate on Tuesday night. Very frustrating. Just curious - did your flight depart early? And would it have arrived early had there been a gate or staffing available? I do agree that it's quite frustrating to land and then wait a consid...Jump to post
And I also asked because I was wondering if it would be worth to paint them all, as I supposed they would be replaced soon by A321XLR. Do you know how long will 752 continue in United fleet? IIRC, UA's A321XLRs won't begin arriving until the last quarter of 2023, so the Rolls Royce powered 757-200s...Jump to post
Looks like a Cessna 177 Cardinal to me.... Yes, a Cessna C-177RG to be specific. 200 horsepower Lycoming IO-360, constant speed propeller and Retractable landing Gear (hence, the RG suffix). The C-177RGs were a growth from the C-177 which was first produced as 1968 models (IIRC) with 150 hp Lycomin...Jump to post
The terminal redevelopment is supposed to increase the number of TSA lanes. Security will have a much bigger footprint on level 6 than on the current level 5. I know the redevelopment is controversial, and there are parts of it that I don't like either, but if you look at the level 5 and level 6 fl...Jump to post
chrisnh wrote:If BOS-LHR isn't detailed tomorrow, I doubt it will ever happen. I think there's enough metal between these two cities anyway.
In all my years flying, I never had a landing on the 1s or a departure from the 19s at KSFO. Yikes: KSFO 241556Z 19032G41KT 2SM -RA BR FEW008 BKN070 OVC090 17/15 A2963 RMK AO2 PK WND 20045/1515 SLP034 P0010 T01720150 KSFO 241456Z 19032G40KT 2SM -RA BR FEW008 BKN046 OVC085 17/15 A2963 RMK AO2 PK WND ...Jump to post
I think the next UAL route announcement will also be leisure based or be JV hub to hub announcement like LAX-FRA or LAX-MUC. Leisure is likely but not anything over the Atlantic. They would have announced those in the previous announcement if that was the case. Dont think anything over the Pacific ...Jump to post
For the second time in two weeks, I had a trip to DEN. Leaving the south side of the terminal, I discovered the long downward escalator wasn't working. However, there were two upward ones running. This was true for both trips. This last trip, I witnessed a traveler lose control of her roller bag - i...Jump to post
Maybe the FL280 is because the North Atlantic RVSM airspace, some communication issue, altimeter issues or Datalink not working so it was not allow to go above FL and be in the RVSM. I am not sure if the route they are following is not an ETOPS one, I am not srure if you can be within 420nm of an a...Jump to post
I'm really doubting that these will return to service. UA for example has the oldest 777's out there (launch customer in 1995). I highly doubt that it is worth it to bring them back into service considering that there are so many newer replacements, like the 787, that are coming in. I'd be inclined...Jump to post
CALMSP wrote:EADSYABSOB73857 wrote:Could they be providing official start dates for their anticipated BOS-LHR flight?
maybe, but this should be "new" and BOS-LHR was already announced.
Definitely a consideration, however I'd think pilot scarcity/pay would eliminate the ability to economically operate any aircraft under 50 seats in the future. As much as I want electric propulsion to be feasible, I just don't see it until a larger gauge can be achieved. Wouldn’t a 19-seat Heart ES...Jump to post
Interesting read about UA UK routes ... hopefully reinstated regions by 2023
I presume the NTSB and/or the FAA will do an investigation of this incident, the pilots and cabin crew, especially as to the opening of the cockpit door. For sure the PIC and 2nd will be in trouble with the agencies as well as their airline, likely they are suspended from duty until further notice ...Jump to post
Some major international airports seem to only have runways for average prevailing wind conditions. Why do they not have a crosswind runway for special circumstances? Do these airports not experience extreme crosswind conditions at times? And what do airlines do in extreme crosswind conditions at t...Jump to post
It looks like it will be rated for single pilot operations. I thought the FAA requires 2 pilots for 19 seat passenger operations ? It will be interesting to see who orders the passenger version. IIRC, it is two pilots for more than 9(?) passengers. But it could be flown single pilot in freight/carg...Jump to post
Right now they are doing 4 at a time. 3 in AMA and 1 wide body in VCV. Has the painting of aircraft been sped up any since the travel industry has been trending downward? Just out of curiosity, (and this number can be a rough estimate) how long would it take to complete a full fleet repaint at this...Jump to post
x1234 wrote:jayunited, any chances of launching SIN, ICN, HND/NRT, PEK, PVG and HKG? I heard UA flies to NRT/HND, ICN, and PVG right now.
2. EWR is headed to all 2 cabin regional aircraft departures I believe. Is that correct? I'm interested in an answer to that question, too. UA has stated that it still expects about 10% of departures (not seats or ASMs) to be on single-class aircraft with the implementation of United Next through 2...Jump to post
This reply made me chuckle as I flew 737NGs for well over a decade and have well over 13,000 hours in them. In other words, I'm well aware of the limitations. If I recall correctly, the DEN-PHX flight in question was originally set to be a -900ER and was swapped to a non ER version the day of the f...Jump to post
With the 30+ new gates coming online later this year and in early 2022, there will be capacity for lots of new destinations from Denver - what are some predictions of new routes? Some of my international guesses (in no particular order): Air France / KLM: Amsterdam + increasing frequency of Paris t...Jump to post
A full passenger cabin doesn't necessarily mean your flight wasn't weight restricted or revenue wasn't left behind... This reply made me chuckle as I flew 737NGs for well over a decade and have well over 13,000 hours in them. In other words, I'm well aware of the limitations. If I recall correctly,...Jump to post
This isn’t a customer service related issue, this is issue of policy being enforced due to a no-carry baggage program due to the limitations of a 50 seat aircraft. You want this problem to go-away, tell United to get rid of their 50 seat aircraft or find a way to configure them in a way that allows...Jump to post
Is the A.net urban legend would lead you to believe, but boeingguy1's plan for Florida flying does work. This then frees up the -900ERs to fly longer segments. I flew the first one at CO, ship #401, in it's first week. IIRC, my last flight in a non-ER -900 was from DEN to PHX with a full load in th...Jump to post
N72405 737-900 scheduled to exit ROW storage and ferry to IAH MX 02sep. first 737-900 non ER out of storage I was hoping that they would never come out of storage. ;-). These birds can really get weight restricted sometimes. I dont know if its possible to do from a scheduling perspective but these ...Jump to post
NewYork1K wrote:First shots of a United classic -- 2477 -- in its new paint.
Is there enough life left in these 752s for United to do an upgrade to direct aisle J, matching the Max 10s and XLRs? They will be out of the door by 2024 with the arrival of the A321XLRs. That’s not quite correct. IIRC, the A321XLR begin arriving in 2024 (Q4?), so it will take some time for the 75...Jump to post
O23 wrote:What is with United (GoJet) flight 4543 from PVD-EWR, from how it looks it gets cancelled more than it does fly. There has to be a good reason for this as it seems so unreliable.
The app version of FR24 showed civilian flight UA830 (30Aug) as having just flown over Afghan airspace. Apologies if clarified already but is that an error or are civilian flights still overflying? United's BOM-EWR, DEL-EWR, DEL-SFO flights all fly over the Afghan's Wakhan corridor both coming and ...Jump to post
Snuffaluffagus wrote:A common nick name for the A320, and maybe other A3xx, is Fifi. Why? I have no clue, but that's what a few of us called it. The 737 is known as the guppy at UAL.
What’s SMH? I believe that’s “smack my head” - which (to me) reinforces my deliberate lack of use of such internet acronyms. That is, wasn’t obvious to me either. SMH is shaking my head A perfect example of why internet shorthand is flawed - that is, months ago, I searched for SMH and "smack m...Jump to post
The train system at their largest station is having issues, resulting in significant delays today. These delays ripple through the system. Maybe I am the only ANetter who doesn’t know what their largest station is, but I wonder if this means DEN? Correct. Is it having a similar impact on UA? Or any...Jump to post
How proactive is dispatch and/or scheduling about all of this? Do they sell less seats in PHX in the summer or do they just leave it up to the pilots and gate agents to sort it all out on the day of? PHX isn't THAT bad, thanks to being at a relatively low altitude MSL. Even at 50 degrees C, which e...Jump to post
N797UA PW 777-200 exited storage in ORD and will ferry ORD-SFO-HNL-GUM-XMN for MX N814UA A319 scheduled to ferry DEN-AMA for paint F2760 N17254 737-MAX8 scheduled to exit PDX induction and ferry to IAH F2762/14Aug Why does that PW 772 make so many stops enroute to XMN? Even an A model can make ORDH...Jump to post
From what i remember about flying the EMB-145 is that you don’t want to be stuck flying in trail behind an ERJ. An ERJ is a flying roadblock that causes ATC to issue speed restrictions to everyone behind an ERJ, while the ERJ it told to maintain a faster speed until the aircraft behind are at an al...Jump to post
I travel a fair amount and I have to book/pay for my own flight and hotel and then claim. Doesn’t bother me - I get the loyalty points from both for my leisure trips. Several times over the course of my flying career, we ended up in a city that wasn't part of our original trip pairing. For example,...Jump to post
...Ignoring the whole SE hub piece, UA's service to Florida is terrible. You can't even fly United from California to all of South Florida since they keep pushing back the restart of SFO-FLL/MIA. Well, you scared me - I'm flying United SFO-FLL tomorrow! Yes, that involves a connection in DEN. I sho...Jump to post