Just wanted to say that today is the fifteenth anniversary of the United 232 accident in Sioux City, Iowa. Thought that the 112 that didn't survive deserve remembrance, and the 184 that survived, including the heroic flight crew, deserve praise and recognition for what they did that day. R E M E M B...Jump to post
United Airlines ‘Interview’ <acronym title="Virgin Express (Belgium)">TV</acronym> Commercial Nominated For a 2003 - 2004 Emmy Award CHICAGO, July 15, 2004 - United (OTCBB: UALAQ.OB) today announced that its "Interview" television spot has been nominated for a 2003 - 2004 Primetime Emmy Award in the...Jump to post
Florida has never been United's stronghold, at least not to the extent of American. Many United flights to Orlando, Fort Lauderdale, Tampa have been converted to Ted, as it is more of a leisure oriented market for United. As far as sun destinations go though, United does have a major leg up to the H...Jump to post
You can probably find info on subsidiaries of UAL corp from www.united.com, the main website about United Airlines, but I know there is a link somewhere that can show you all the subsidiaries. There is also a link to the Chapter 11 site that lists info on creditors, etc. As far as airplane orders......Jump to post
A couple airlines have tried service to MidAmerica airport. Pan Am 3 tried Chicago/Gary but pulled out due to lack of demand, and Great Plains tried service there but have since gone out of business. Building an airport in the heart of southern Illinois was a horrible idea...St Louis didn't need a s...Jump to post
United's high amount of Hawaii traffic (#1 carrier to Hawaiian Islands) dictates the need for an aircraft larger than the 767. Running a 3 class 777 to Hawaii is useless because Hawaii is a leisure, not business market. United and Northwest both use jumbo jets (I do not consider the 767 a jumbo) to ...Jump to post
Anyone know how many 777s United has in the 2-class Hawaii configuration? I thought it was 6, but with <acronym title="Chicago - O'Hare International (ORD / KORD), USA - Illinois">ORD</acronym>-<acronym title="Honolulu - International / Hickam AFB (HNL / HIK / PHNL / PHIK), USA - Hawaii">HNL</acrony...Jump to post
The difference between the DC9 on Myth Busters and the National DC10 and people getting sucked out, could be explained by the fact that the DC10 has unusually large windows for a jetliner. Also, maybe the dummy got caught in a way that prevented him from getting pulled out. And, the sllipstream woul...Jump to post
Yeah, I liked it when she went down.... And I'm not bagging you for not flying the 777 yet....that's the sucky part about St Louis....all you get is MD80s, RJs, and WOW, maybe a 757.... Hey, it's not my fault United's got so many damn 777s....and that I live near ORD....home base for United Airlines...Jump to post
Just like the 757 and 767, the pack is contained in a compartment inside the fuselage. When the window is opened, the slide is automatically triggered, it slides out of the compartment onto the wing and inflates. Obviously, in airplanes with overwing doors (B747/747-400, DC-10/MD-11), the slide is i...Jump to post
Hey dude, like I told you before, flying the 777 is like havin fun with your girl, once you try it you always want more... You're taking that 777 <acronym title="Chicago - O'Hare International (ORD / KORD), USA - Illinois">ORD</acronym>-<acronym title="Washington - Dulles International (IAD / KIAD),...Jump to post
Just wondering what there is to do in Osaka, Japan. I am non-reving there tomorrow with my mom, who's working a trip there (UAL F/A). We are staying in Cosmo Square. My only worry is staying occupied on the flight...just under 14 hours (it's a 777 by the way). The 777 novelty has worn off, it will b...Jump to post
Another reservation change United does not charge for is turning one-stop routings into non-stops. Late this past May I made reservations from Chicago to Honolulu. On the way out I connected through San Francisco, and was due to connect in Los Angeles on the way back. However, seats opened up on the...Jump to post
Just wondering for any airline crews out there who have had layovers at Osaka Kansai Airport....when crews deboard, do they just take the same route as passengers as far as exiting the airport? I ask because I may be non-reving from Chicago to Osaka on Saturday. My mom is working the trip and I am c...Jump to post
Saw on Fox News this afternoon that United Airlines has been approved for a $1 Billion plus loan (not sure of exact number) from JPMorgan/Chase bank, their primary DIP lender. Also, JPMorgan today purchased BankOne, the bank running United's Mileage Plus Visa credit card. Still no release on SkyNet....Jump to post
For US citizens here, who are you voting for for president this coming November? I am voting for Kerry, because I am against the war in Iraq, and Bush putting billions of our tax dollars into a war that kills so many innocent people, whether they're in the armed services or not. I do not trust anyon...Jump to post
This is a really strange question....but I've been wondering, what in general do typical American college students have in savings when they graduate college? I've searched the internet and surprisingly enough haven't been able to find a survey or anything.
Anyone have any insight?
The issue with <acronym title="St. Louis - Lambert-St. Louis International (STL / KSTL), USA - Missouri">STL</acronym> essentially is that it is not a big business, heavy economic city, such as Chicago, and various east and west coast cities. It does not have the business base that is willing to she...Jump to post
My first post 9/11 trip also included my first 777 flight. It was United 103 and 52, Chicago-Los Angeles-Honolulu, A320/B777. I wasn't tense as far as security was concerned, as it was July 2002, and things had somewhat settled down by then. My only beef was that I was a random security search at th...Jump to post
Remember that just because the 737-500/600 seem "better" than the 737-200, does not mean it is a "better" aircraft, per se. The 737-200 <acronym title="Fargo - Hector International (FAR / KFAR), USA - North Dakota">FAR</acronym> outsold the 500 and 600 combined, was in production for just over 20 ye...Jump to post
Most likely they will reactivate dormant A320 family orders and eventually replace the 737 fleet. The 7E7 is a possibility in the future....but remember United has a large 757/767 fleet that isn't too far up there in years. The 767-200 is on its way out though.Jump to post
I went to the one in Honolulu (by Waikiki Beach) on Kalakaua Ave. Great food, and not too expensive. I will be returning to the Hawaiian Islands (7th trip) next week, I will be sure to vist there.Jump to post
United hasn't (in recent history at least) painted airplanes in special designs. Some airplanes have had special titles appled, such as the "Rush Hour Express" 747-400 on which Rush Hour 2 premiered to the public for the first time, the Academy Awards 777 that brought the awards to <acronym title="L...Jump to post
I just hate how it seems like certain segments of the population keep making these horrible movies about bling bling and whatnot. We don't care how "fly" you are, and what is up with your hizzle fo shizzle!!! To quote Bill Cosby....LEARN <acronym title="President Airlines (Cambodia)">TO</acronym> SP...Jump to post
My vote is for cleaning the pool filters....you spray them with the hose and all the mung and crap oozes out...you can't imagine what still is in a seemingly clean pool...we keep ours sparkling.
As for the gutters....thankfully due to my fear of heights, my dad takes care of those, lol.
The reason why airlines like United and some others fly airplanes as big as the 777 from the US to Hawaii is they want to move a LOT of people...and the 777 is a nice plane for that purpose. Flying a few flights with big planes is cheaper than flying a ton of flights with smaller airplanes. That bei...Jump to post