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by FlyHossD
Wed Mar 09, 2022 12:36 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DHL orders additional 777 freighters
Replies: 11
Views: 4413

Re: DHL orders additional 777 freighters

FiscAutTecGarte wrote:
Congradulations to Boeing on that.... Nice top-up order.


Agreed. Nice additional order.

Do we know which vendor will fly them for DHL?

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by FlyHossD
Wed Mar 09, 2022 12:29 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Airlines 757 Landed at Wrong Airport (1991)
Replies: 31
Views: 8749

Re: United Airlines 757 Landed at Wrong Airport (1991)

UA444 wrote:
Never heard of this before. Would love to see a photo of a Saul Bass 757 though.


Lots of Saul Bass UAL paint scheme photos on this very site. Just use the photo search.

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by FlyHossD
Sun Mar 06, 2022 6:27 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Pilot E145 directly to 777
Replies: 22
Views: 4101

Re: Pilot E145 directly to 777

So I follow this industry enough to know that labor is very seniority driven, and that the larger planes tend to go more senior. So I was a bit confused when I read this: https://www.instagram.com/p/CaktIADveEQ/?utm_medium=copy_link Swayne was recently a captain on Envoy’s E145, and now he has been...

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by FlyHossD
Tue Feb 15, 2022 8:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Skywest seeks to reduce/drop EAS markets
Replies: 372
Views: 31495

Re: Skywest reducing frequency in 18 EAS markets

I can remember flying on the "River Route" in 1985 GRI-LBF-BFF-DEN on Frontier Horizon (Convair 580) and also in 1984 on Rocky Mountain Air Dash 7 (GRI-LNK-OMA), and it was like a bus. Every stop, a handful of people got off, another handful of people got on. But the planes were pretty fu...

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by FlyHossD
Tue Feb 15, 2022 3:40 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why do most airlines lease aircraft instead of buying it?
Replies: 34
Views: 6024

Re: Why do most airlines lease aircraft instead of buying it?

In addition to aircraft purchases and traditional leases, there are also Equipment Trust Certificates (ETCs or Enhanced ETCs (EETCs)) that operate like a lease-to-own transaction. As I understand it, the ETCs - and eventually, EETCs - originated in the railroad industry before spreading to the airli...

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by FlyHossD
Sun Feb 06, 2022 9:52 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Airlines Fleet Thread - 2022
Replies: 958
Views: 245392

Re: United Airlines Fleet Thread - 2022

Pinto wrote:
Any idea where we might see them deployed initially?


Yes, hub-to-hub and Hawaii service (see above).

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by FlyHossD
Sun Feb 06, 2022 9:50 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The SYD/MEL/BNE-LAX/SFO route and competition/freight
Replies: 12
Views: 3335

Re: The SYD/MEL/BNE-LAX/SFO route and competition/freight

UA have only just upgauged both LAX/SFO-SYD to 77Ws in December with Australians allowed to return home, not sure how many pax are actually on them. There were some 77Ws earlier in the pandemic for freight services. Mainly 789s for the majority of the time though. I haven't checked this, but didn't...

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by FlyHossD
Thu Feb 03, 2022 8:12 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Why Boeing 737-100 was unsuccessful compared to -200?
Replies: 6
Views: 1696

Re: Why Boeing 737-100 was unsuccessful compared to -200?

Would a 737 of the same size as the 737-100 be viable today? No. The economics of the -200 were simply better.

Research the sales numbers of the 737-600. It was the smallest of the 737NGs and it didn't sell well. But even the -600 (and the -500) were bigger than the -100.

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by FlyHossD
Thu Feb 03, 2022 12:51 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Airlines Network Thread - 2022
Replies: 1023
Views: 256983

Re: United Airlines Network Thread - 2022

acomp wrote:
Anyone know why UA sends multiple PW 772s from the mainland to Xiamen/Hong Kong via HNL and GUM and then back to Victorville (VCV) since last year?


So that those airplanes are current on maintenance and will be ready to return to service once the modifications are approved and completed.

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by FlyHossD
Mon Jan 31, 2022 1:36 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Engine Start Procedure. Which one first?
Replies: 48
Views: 4536

Re: Engine Start Procedure. Which one first?

Hey guys. Is there a procedure that tells which specific engine to start first on a Twin-Engine? In Prepar3d, FS2Crew always tells me to start engine 2 and then 1. Is it always like that on every flight? Cheers! Ricardo At WN it’s always 2 and then 1 unless an air start is required and then they st...

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by FlyHossD
Sun Jan 30, 2022 11:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Future of US Regional Flying In the Next 5 Years
Replies: 140
Views: 20820

Re: Future of Regional Flying In the Next 5 Years

new generation 30-50 pax props that allow for single pilot operations.... it's the only way that remote regional flying will continue... Are there any such aircraft in the works? Not that I'm ware of, so expecting one to appear in the near future (the OP's "next 5 years") seems rather unl...

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by FlyHossD
Sun Jan 30, 2022 11:30 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Least known airlines you've flown on
Replies: 96
Views: 7865

Re: Least known airlines you've flown on

How far back do you want to go? Back in my days at DEN/Stapleton, Trans-Colorado, Pioneer, Centennial (before Mesa), Rocky Mountain. Almost forgot GP Express. Before those were Wright, AeroMech. Mall. Comair is now long gone, too. Trans Asia comes to mind as well, though a bit later. Forgot to ment...

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by FlyHossD
Sun Jan 30, 2022 4:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Airlines Fleet Thread - 2022
Replies: 958
Views: 245392

Re: United Airlines Fleet Thread - 2022

The first 737-10 to be painted in UA colors: https://twitter.com/AeroimagesChris/status/1487642709095436290 I wasn't really expecting it, but I wished there was some distinguishing between the Max9 and Max10 in the paint scheme. Some blocked out windows up front, or different paint around the behin...

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by FlyHossD
Thu Jan 20, 2022 4:14 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Hawaiian Airlines Repaint Update?
Replies: 7
Views: 2329

Re: Hawaiian Airlines Repaint Update?

SXDFC wrote:
I’d love to see a 717 get repainted into a retro livery.


I like that thought. Have you suggested it to the airline?

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by FlyHossD
Wed Jan 19, 2022 6:05 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Tu-204 requiring no anti-icing system
Replies: 15
Views: 2687

Re: Tu-204 requiring no anti-icing system

Thank you very much for all your replies. However, I don't feel any closer to solving the solution. It may be the routing of ducts, I agree. How come the A-10 and C-5 didn't have any anti-ice? Wouldn't any ice affect the airfoil significantly? IIRC, Boeing originally proposed that the 777 not have ...

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by FlyHossD
Wed Jan 19, 2022 12:30 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Airlines Network Thread - 2022
Replies: 1023
Views: 256983

Re: United Airlines Network Thread - 2022

These routes aren’t just regular corporate traffic like sales people. They’re connecting massive tech markets. All the major tech companies in the Bay Area and Seattle have huge offices in BLR and HYD. That demand will be there because the teams need to connect. You can’t use the broad “corporate t...

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by FlyHossD
Tue Jan 18, 2022 8:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Aviastar TU204 freighter catches fire in Hangzhou
Replies: 55
Views: 11396

Re: Aviastar TU204 freighter catches fire in Hangzhou

https://avherald.com/h?article=4da46e92&opt=0
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WayexTDI wrote:
Ziyulu wrote:
I'm surprised this happened in China considering how strict they are with batteries in checked luggage.

There was no checked luggage, it was a cargo airplane.


And not the first cargo jet to burn at the gate either:

https://avherald.com/h?article=4da46e92&opt=0

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by FlyHossD
Tue Jan 18, 2022 2:28 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Charles McGee, member of Tuskeegee Airmen and 'American hero', dies at 102
Replies: 3
Views: 851

Re: Charles McGee, member of Tuskeegee Airmen and 'American hero', dies at 102

Rest in peace and blue skies to you, General McGee. Truly, one of the greatest of the Greatest Generation.

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by FlyHossD
Tue Jan 18, 2022 2:19 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Are holding patterns used very much anymore and at which airfields?
Replies: 27
Views: 3153

Re: Are holding patterns used very much anymore and at which airfields?

GalaxyFlyer wrote:
I’d love to see pilots raised on “glass” enter and fly an intersection hold with dual VORs.


One of my former carriers used NDB/NDB intersections for our (proprietary) instrument departures and missed approaches. That seems so long ago...

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by FlyHossD
Sun Jan 16, 2022 1:47 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Houston Rockets N625HR
Replies: 21
Views: 4502

Re: Houston Rockets N625HR

Well, if it was delivered to PHX, what operator is based there? Could it be Swift?

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by FlyHossD
Thu Jan 13, 2022 3:37 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Least known airlines you've flown on
Replies: 96
Views: 7865

Re: Least known airlines you've flown on

How far back do you want to go?

Back in my days at DEN/Stapleton, Trans-Colorado, Pioneer, Centennial (before Mesa), Rocky Mountain. Almost forgot GP Express.

Before those were Wright, AeroMech. Mall. Comair is now long gone, too.

Trans Asia comes to mind as well, though a bit later.

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by FlyHossD
Wed Jan 12, 2022 7:23 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: CRJ-200 Climb Performance
Replies: 25
Views: 2801

Re: CRJ-200 Climb Performance

This thread is explains the reason a friend who worked down the street from me in Houston Center (ZHU) would ask CRJ2 pilots, "if you had a vertical rate what would it be"!! :stirthepot: Though us in the TRACON just let everyone else climb above you guys in the CRJ2, E145 and E45X, then l...

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by FlyHossD
Wed Jan 12, 2022 7:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Denver Aviation Thread - 2022
Replies: 244
Views: 53101

Re: Denver Aviation Thread - 2022

What was the perceived problem that travelers thought would be solved from moving from 5 to 6? Most airports do have security on the check in level, so I see that. Plus having one security to feed the bridge and trains is logical. As Kim Day related it, the airport had done surveys and a consistent...

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by FlyHossD
Wed Jan 12, 2022 6:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Denver Aviation Thread - 2022
Replies: 244
Views: 53101

Re: Denver Aviation Thread - 2022

How would you fix the security checkpoints with the current (pre-remodel) layout? That is the biggest concern and the main aspect of the project. I understand the security, safety and perception concerns with the original security checkpoints on the 5th floor. However, it wasn't necessary to move t...

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by FlyHossD
Wed Jan 12, 2022 7:58 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Denver Aviation Thread - 2022
Replies: 244
Views: 53101

Re: Denver Aviation Thread - 2022

9 years for essentially moving around the furniture and putting in a new floor :shock: How would you fix the security checkpoints with the current (pre-remodel) layout? That is the biggest concern and the main aspect of the project. I understand the security, safety and perception concerns with the...

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by FlyHossD
Sun Jan 09, 2022 6:26 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: AS3342 returning to san diego
Replies: 9
Views: 1485

Re: AS3342 returning to san diego

Rather low visibility there - at KSMF - for a while: KSMF 091706Z 32006KT 1/4SM R17R/2200FT FG OVC002 04/03 A3033 RMK AO2 TWR VIS 1/4 T00390033 $ KSMF 091653Z 31006KT 1/8SM R17R/1400FT FG OVC002 03/03 A3033 RMK AO2 TWR VIS 1/4 SLP270 T00330033 $ KSMF 091650Z 31005KT M1/4SM R17R/1400FT FG OVC001 03/0...

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by FlyHossD
Fri Jan 07, 2022 8:07 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Overconfidence In Aviation Technology
Replies: 27
Views: 2095

Re: Overconfidence In Aviation Technology

I'm talking about people on this forum that the key to aviation safety is getting rid of the pilot & let computers do everything. ...I was trying to look up some examples of automation incidents, and outside the MAX8 issues, I was actually having difficulty. Most accidents that place blame on a...

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by FlyHossD
Fri Jan 07, 2022 1:53 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Aviation Gate 777..?
Replies: 7
Views: 1645

Re: Avaition Gate 777..?

That registration appears to be VP-BMH. But that didn't help my search any...

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by FlyHossD
Thu Jan 06, 2022 12:00 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Influencer party on Chartered Sunwing flight
Replies: 33
Views: 5255

Re: Influencer party on Chartered Sunwing flight

...I'm happy to meet in the middle here and give some ground on a few things - the vaping, for example, yes, is a no no and should be dealt with accordingly. Sunwing is in their right to cancel the return flight home as are the other carriers - but how this all blew up into a 'thing' is pretty much...

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by FlyHossD
Wed Jan 05, 2022 4:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Airlines Network Thread - 2022
Replies: 1023
Views: 256983

Re: United Airlines Network Thread - 2022

UAL 1 SFO-SIN resumes tonight 05JAN. No word on another suspension based on Singapore's freeze of new VTL ticket sales. Just looked at UAL's website and it's still showing as departing tonight, so I'm doubtful that there will be a last minute suspension. If it were going to happen, it probably alre...

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by FlyHossD
Wed Jan 05, 2022 4:33 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: US3 Airline Pilots Scheduling
Replies: 12
Views: 2143

Re: US3 Airline Pilots Scheduling

In the course of my career, I worked under two different preferential bidding systems (PBS). The first one was very basic and awarded whatever the first (senior most) pilot bid as long as it was legal. Number 2 got whatever was bid and #1 didn't already have. And so on. The junior most line holder r...

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by FlyHossD
Tue Jan 04, 2022 2:21 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Increasing Beech Sierra VNE
Replies: 6
Views: 1088

Re: Increasing Beech Sierra VNE

Putting an IO540 in a Sierra will not give you a linear increase in cruise speed, and it certainly won't alter the fundamental structure of the airplane. The Sierra has a Vne of 168 KIAS, which is actually pretty respectable, but there's no way you're going to get that increased. That said, I know ...

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by FlyHossD
Tue Jan 04, 2022 1:48 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Denver Aviation Thread - 2022
Replies: 244
Views: 53101

Re: Denver Aviation Thread - 2022

I think everyone agrees a 737-7 can make HNL-DEN regularly. Seems like WN thinks DEN-HNL will work, but until they get one and put a few miles on it who knows how often a pit-stop will be needed. The question is... would it be able to do so profitably, carrying a sufficient load? At sub-150 seats (...

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by FlyHossD
Mon Jan 03, 2022 9:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Denver Aviation Thread - 2022
Replies: 244
Views: 53101

Re: Denver Aviation Thread - 2022

Ok well you just keep saying that, what you talking about I just looked up UA and westbound is 7 hours and 25 minutes and 7 hours and 50 minutes to LIH UAL's flights are on 777s, 767s and 757s; at 737 cruise speeds, it would be longer and probably close to 8 hours. Having said that, I suspect that ...

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by FlyHossD
Thu Dec 30, 2021 2:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Norse Atlantic Airways News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 437
Views: 107739

Re: New Norwegian low-cost Norse Atlantic Airways announced

But also no compelling reason not to, given that they were the cheapest... I paid 99$ to fly from Oakland to London and had a comfortable ride on a brand new 787. I don't see what BA/UA/AA could have given me that would have made it worth paying an extra 300$ to fly on them. Reliability (longevity)...

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by FlyHossD
Mon Dec 27, 2021 2:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airline scene today compared to ten years ago
Replies: 42
Views: 6748

Re: Airline scene today compared to ten years ago

lightmac wrote:
- countries that lot their flag carriers: Hungary, Italy, Namibia, Slovenia, Armenia, Estonia, Cyprus, Czech Republic...

Did I miss any major trends for the last ten years? Thank you!


"countries that lot their flag carriers." I don't understand - did you mean lost?

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by FlyHossD
Sun Dec 26, 2021 9:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Aeroflot circling over Copenhagen
Replies: 25
Views: 4660

Re: Aeroflot circling over Copenhagen

I always get a chuckle out of the comments from passengers and the like "it's not foggy, I live really close to the airport." I've been on approach when the entire airport and terminal facility is totally in the clear but the touchdown end of the runway was 1/8 SM. Too true. But I've expe...

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by FlyHossD
Sun Dec 26, 2021 2:42 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Short haul climb and cruise question...
Replies: 16
Views: 2410

Re: Short haul climb and cruise question...

So cruising flight is just an unavoidable expense that more long haul flights must endure? Ideally they would climb and climb and climb if they could and then descend without any cruise segment? I didn't realize that. Thanks. Well, not quite. There's no point climbing above the optimum cruise altit...

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by FlyHossD
Sat Dec 25, 2021 7:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA, DL, UA, AS, HA, AC S22 Departures By Hub And Aircraft Type
Replies: 63
Views: 14447

Re: AA, DL, UA, AS, HA, AC S22 Departures By Hub And Aircraft Type

Always fascinating! Thank you for all your hard work! It's amazing how many hubs don't have any 50 seaters. UA really needs to shed some. I wonder if ZW is on it's 9th life? I'm surprised to see DFW over take ATL, probably because DL has cut down so many 50 seats. I believe it's UAL's plan to do ju...

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by FlyHossD
Sat Dec 25, 2021 7:18 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Short haul climb and cruise question...
Replies: 16
Views: 2410

Re: Short haul climb and cruise question...

The most efficient profile is to climb as weight permits (so a continuous climb), then descend at idle thrust. Of course, traffic and therefore, ATC, limits that possibility.

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by FlyHossD
Sat Dec 25, 2021 4:37 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AS, UA, DL and others struggle to crew flights due to Omicron
Replies: 193
Views: 48474

Re: AS, UA, DL and others struggle to crew flights due to Omicron

IADFCO wrote, “ There were reasons for concern about Omicron already at the end of November from South Africa, with the first epidemiological data from the UK on December 11 https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/SARS-CoV-2_Omicron_variant. ” While that’s correct, the December schedules were already set and ...

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by FlyHossD
Sat Dec 18, 2021 7:13 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United CEO Tells Senate Panel that 100 Regional Jets are Grounded Because of the Pilot Shortage
Replies: 153
Views: 16704

Re: United CEO Tells Senate Panel that 100 Regional Jets are Grounded Because of the Pilot Shortage

So to clarify - UA utilizing a 19 passenger electric aircraft needs 2 pilots - are both required to have 1500 hours of flight time? A 9 seat passenger aircraft can operate with one pilot. Does he need a ATP or just a just a 250 hour commercial license? Am I missing something from Kirby's comment th...

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by FlyHossD
Fri Dec 17, 2021 4:05 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United CEO Tells Senate Panel that 100 Regional Jets are Grounded Because of the Pilot Shortage
Replies: 153
Views: 16704

Re: United CEO Tells Senate Panel that 100 Regional Jets are Grounded Because of the Pilot Shortage

Generally speaking, the smaller the airliner, the more it costs to operate per seat. For years - decades really - the majors whipsawed one regional airline against another with low wages as part of the result. To incentivize more pilots, they'll need to pay them more. But will the customer, who's co...

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by FlyHossD
Sun Dec 12, 2021 7:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet, Network, and Discussion Thread - Q4 2021
Replies: 1586
Views: 284773

Re: United Fleet, Network, and Discussion Thread - Q4 2021

Another underwhelming experience in F on one of the ex-CO 737s. UA has been surprisingly quiet on the 737 refurbs. They are needed. You must have missed the United Next announcement - it's going to take time to refurb, can't happen overnight. Are F seats on the newer 737s - like the 8Max and 9Max -...

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by FlyHossD
Thu Dec 09, 2021 8:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What's the environmental impact of standby staff air travel?
Replies: 67
Views: 9738

Re: What's the environmental impact of standby staff air travel?

...No, what I am saying is that there is room to consolidate a lot of that to larger equipment. This saves on staff, fuel, MX, and flow control. There was a time in my life when I was flying that route quite a lot for work. I cannot possibly see how it would be problematic to go from one every 14 m...

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by FlyHossD
Mon Dec 06, 2021 4:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet, Network, and Discussion Thread - Q4 2021
Replies: 1586
Views: 284773

Re: United Fleet, Network, and Discussion Thread - Q4 2021

LAXdude1023 wrote:
Chicago and Houston are both amazing cities. I’ve had the pleasure of living in both. Glad UA serves both generously.


Compromise by settling on DEN.

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by FlyHossD
Sun Dec 05, 2021 7:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Denver Aviation Thread - 2021
Replies: 895
Views: 169402

Re: Denver Aviation Thread - 2021

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...

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by FlyHossD
Sun Dec 05, 2021 2:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet, Network, and Discussion Thread - Q4 2021
Replies: 1586
Views: 284773

Re: United Fleet, Network, and Discussion Thread - Q4 2021

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...

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by FlyHossD
Tue Nov 30, 2021 3:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What's the environmental impact of standby staff air travel?
Replies: 67
Views: 9738

Re: What's the environmental impact of standby staff air travel?

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…


Source please..? I’d like to see what the top 5 percent, top 10 percent produce and a breakdown by nation.

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