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
dcajet - is that a regular flight number or a charter?Jump to post
We once hired a female pilot who was 5 foot (and) nothing. The only question she was asked during the interview was whether she could muster the 50 pound push on the rudder pedal for an engine failure. She demonstrated that she could by standing on one foot - she weighed around 90 pounds. After flyi...Jump to post
I fully recognize this is not important for the final investigation, but it really surprises me i've never heard in the entire ATC comms the words "Pan Pan" or "Mayday"...i really wish all the best for the pilots. Nobody in the US uses mayday or pan pan usually unless they are a...Jump to post
Many have asked why so many aircraft now. Of course, they need them to replace and grow. However, the...most important factors which exist are 1) interest rates at a very low cost Over the timeframe where these planes are delivered, isn't it about what the interest rates are then versus what they a...Jump to post
ILikeTrains wrote:I do wonder how many 787s they’ll settle on. 20ish for 77A replacement only? Or could it be more to replace older 77Es or 767s.
I don’t know for sure, but would think the CASM is comparable to the CR2. The CR5 generates much higher RASM. Maybe, but that's not quite the question: Would they produce more revenue as 70-seat CR7s, and at what cost scope relief? If business travel is down it gets hard to justify high CASM, high ...Jump to post
I think this is the crux of the issue. United’s hubs and network are best suited to larger aircraft. Huh? ½ of United flights are United Express. United’s business model might not support mainline flying of smaller aircraft, but the hubs and Network are thick with even smaller planes. Do you replac...Jump to post
There are some more nonstop routes that UA could add out of LAX once demand recovers to better compete against AA, DL, and WN in the LAX market such as the return of LAX-ABQ/DFW/MSY/PHL/PDX nonstop service and the addition of LAX-ATL/FLL/IND/MCI/BNA/STL nonstop service. If only UAL had the gates at...Jump to post
Is there still a button to push when you roll onto the runway to tell the FMS position that "wherever you think we are right now is the start of the runway" ? For a time, I flew 737-300s and -500s that had needed a “precision update” (IIRC, that was the term we used, but that was a lot of...Jump to post
...On the topic though, is it true that you can't open the door in a pressurized cabin? How did the famed D.B. Cooper do it? IIRC, Cooper demanded a descent to a lower altitude, this produced a lower differential pressure (I don't recall if he insisted on depressurization). At the lower altitudes, ...Jump to post
This thread has reminded me of an incident where a passenger came behind our ticket counter and punched a rather petite female CSA because there was no way to accommodate his demand to be placed on another flight*. That is, he had arrived at the airport too late to make his scheduled flight and ther...Jump to post
So many stories that it's hard to pick a favorite. Recently, I was telling the story about approaching DEN-Stapleton late one night with a very active thunderstorm WSW of the airport over the foothills. There was plenty of lightning. Then a bolt of green lightning with ball lightning running down th...Jump to post
Does anyone know a case of an aircraft being told to go around because of an incident with an aircraft ahead but then not responding? There’s the famous Air Canada incident at SFO... not sure if that caused a risk with another aircraft ahead though. Once had to go-around because of the aircraft beh...Jump to post
People always dog on USPS, but they have always been the most reliable carrier for my shipments. Always on time and occasionally early. Not my experience. Although this was from several months ago, but I had a couple of heavily delayed USPS packages while Fedex/UPS didn't have any significant delay...Jump to post
EX - DELTA BIRDS Would make sense. DL optioned them for take off performance so they would work well out of HVN. What type of options were available to boost the performance on the -700? The -700 is about 20,000 pounds lighter than a 737-800, IIRC. So you could say that the -700 is already “boosted.”Jump to post
zuckie13 wrote:It's a concept - but with no sign of any actual engineering done yet. Probably took a couple hours to render that images, another couple hours to make the website, and boom - you are ready to go fishing for dollars.
Interesting, I’ve spent a lot of time riding on 737’s of all kinds in the back and in the jump seat and decided I never wanted to fly it While I don’t think it’s a bad aircraft it wasn’t for me, the cramped, noisy old fashioned cockpit had zero appeal and of course the mostly short haul mission I w...Jump to post
I've been nonreving for 22 out of 28 years and I can attest that Woodreau is correct. I've done quite a few weird routings to get home. I even considered flying SFO-LHR-IAH since I couldn't get literally anywhere out of SFO as a nonrev coming back from ICN. On my last big trip just before covid my ...Jump to post
We don’t have a clue as to why she refused additional medical assistance. Maybe the Captain was being a tyrant and she was afraid receiving additional medical assistance would have escalated the situation and created a huge issue for the Captain and was scared for her job. Do you know how many empl...Jump to post
A lot has been cut for EWR. Is that compared to June, May or April of this year? Or compared to the placeholder schedule? If that's the case, how do the cuts compare to other pandemic era months? It pretty much aligns with the June schedule EWR has cuts for UA in July vs June? What are you seeing? ...Jump to post
July isn’t finalized. It’s just the placeholder schedule. What routes are you guys seeing that are different from both June and, say, September? July probably won’t be finalized until mid-late May, with the way things have been going. A lot has been cut for EWR. Is that compared to June, May or Apr...Jump to post
So your telling me if we were in Summer 2019 and they were doing this work UA would be running only 220 departures s day from EWR? Yeah, I don’t really think so. I'm guessing you have probably forgotten about September 2019 and runway construction at SFO. United did in fact reduce capacity for the ...Jump to post
In EWR starting June 1 ( I believe ) one of the main runways closes for work until Oct 1 so there will be a reduced schedule This is just a weak excuse. I don’t think if we were outside of Covid times UA would have to reduce their footprint at EWR by 50% for runway construction especially when most...Jump to post
This still doesn't mean that a CVR is a bad idea. It means some people abused their power, something that occurs without video or audio recording also. The key takeaway is having good protocols and checks and balances. The CVR is accepted and useful and video should be treated similarly. The potent...Jump to post
And that's where you're wrong. There have been examples of recordings being misused before the event even reached reportable levels(to the NTSB, etc.). Many years ago and at the request of a captain, I acted as his representative at a non-union carrier. To make a long story short, the airline chose...Jump to post
I have to agree. Why is the cockpit deemed this bastion of pilot privacy, that we dare not video record? What are you guys doing up there that’s so secret? Provided it’s like a FDR and not accessible unless an investigation requires it, I can’t see an issue. Meanwhile working on the ground I can’t ...Jump to post
I noticed the 764 in the schedules for May...are those birds going to be back in the fleet that soon? Or is that going to be replaced in the schedule? Last I heard was that the 764s will be used initially from EWR and IAD to Hawaii in place of the PW777s. I don't have confirmation of that, though o...Jump to post