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by rising
Wed Jan 20, 2021 4:02 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: AA planning eventual successor, Parker successor planning in work.
Replies: 36
Views: 6514

Re: Updated: AA planning eventual successor, Parker successor planning in work.

Isom and Parker, US airways alum, the airline that charged for water. They still have the US mind set. Is this because they took out the PTVs on some of the narrowbodies, which virtually no one uses anymore, add weight, were bought before everyone could use their own devices gate to gate, and befor...

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Tue Jan 19, 2021 5:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Golden Days at DFW
Replies: 126
Views: 9555

Re: Golden Days at DFW

Don't miss the early days of hubbing when DL and AA schedule planners thought it was a great idea to schedule all flights to depart between 6-630pm. Hated that evening bank. Lol. I hear ya. It's like that now with Covid... at CLT, DEN, DFW, when I fly the takeoff queues are sometimes 10-15 deep. I ...

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Wed Jan 06, 2021 1:56 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: How do airlines manage maintenance inspections at the spokes?
Replies: 24
Views: 2969

Re: How do airlines manage maintenance inspections at the spokes?

Thanks everyone for the info so far. One follow-up....at some outstations, where an airline decides to hire out, are the contractors other airlines? For example, would Delta hire AA for an issue on an emergent, more complex issue on jet at DFW, or for even basic line maintenance? Or do they try to s...

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Sun Jan 03, 2021 2:40 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: How do airlines manage maintenance inspections at the spokes?
Replies: 24
Views: 2969

Re: How do airlines manage maintenance inspections at the spokes?

I can't speak for other airlines, but at my airline, planes only get checked at maintenance bases. There is contract maintenance available at all other stations, but they are only there to take care of maintenance write-ups from the inbound flight and PDCs for ETOPS flights. Interesting.... so afte...

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Sun Jan 03, 2021 1:48 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: How do airlines manage maintenance inspections at the spokes?
Replies: 24
Views: 2969

How do airlines manage maintenance inspections at the spokes?

As many airlines send their jets out from the hubs to the spokes at the end of the day, and many jets "sleep" at the spokes, how do airlines handle the daily inspections? I would think most of the parts, space, people, and equipment are at the hubs. I know they cycle them in for the bigger...

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by rising
Mon Dec 28, 2020 5:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA Fleet Updates - 2020
Replies: 1688
Views: 222545

Re: AA Fleet Updates - 2020

The author of the linked article seems really excited about all this. ;-) I don't understand the hate....I think this will be an improvement, especially for the LUS A321s. It will be a consistent product and my guess much easier to run more reliably, which they have struggled with pre-Covid. And AA...

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by rising
Mon Dec 28, 2020 1:32 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA Fleet Updates - 2020
Replies: 1688
Views: 222545

Re: AA Fleet Updates - 2020

Update on AA Oasis/Kodiak: https://viewfromthewing.com/american-airlines-is-nearly-done-updating-its-boeing-737s-into-torquemada-configuration/?utm_source=BoardingArea&utm_medium=twitter - 200th 737-800 went in for Oasis refurbishing. - Only 29 "Advanced" 737-800s need to be completed...

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by rising
Fri Dec 11, 2020 9:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet, Network, & Livery Thread - 2020
Replies: 4716
Views: 736005

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

Just watched Scott Kirby on tv for an interview and just have to wonder if he could find a better venue for his virtual interviews and announcements. Has anyone else seen these from I believe his home office? This is not the interview from today but same angle.... https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z9h...

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by rising
Wed Nov 18, 2020 3:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: FAA ungrounds Boeing 737 MAX
Replies: 441
Views: 48019

Re: FAA ungrounds Boeing 737 MAX

Haven't the Max jets technically been flying? I thought they move them around from time to time... positioning flights etc. Someone at the airline is flying them..... I was found it odd it was grounded yet they were flying around, just with no pax. No pilot would fly a plane that they thought unsafe...

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by rising
Wed Nov 18, 2020 3:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: FAA ungrounds Boeing 737 MAX
Replies: 441
Views: 48019

Re: FAA ungrounds Boeing 737 MAX

After this unprecedented review, and if United, American, and Southwest pilots says it's safe... it's safe. Count me in. I'll be on it.

I can almost guarantee Boeing's CEO, AA's CEO, and others will be on the first passenger flight.

Excellent news!

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by rising
Thu Oct 15, 2020 11:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: American Airlines Business & Finance Discussion
Replies: 543
Views: 99037

Re: Updated: American Airlines Business & Finance Discussion

If AA hadn't renewed it's fleet they'd be stuck with god awful old a/c and think how uncompetitive that would have made the airline. You mean, like, Delta? The difference was that over the years DL (and NW) kept their planes in top shape. AA did not and by 2008 a/c going out of service was becoming...

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by rising
Wed Oct 14, 2020 2:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: American Airlines Business & Finance Discussion
Replies: 543
Views: 99037

Re: Updated: American Airlines Business & Finance Discussion

Doug Parker talks a good game and he sounds so positive when he talks. However the actions say otherwise, and AA got so stingy with their retirement package, very few in the company took it, which will leave them with higher labor costs than carriers such as Delta and Southwest who did convince a l...

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by rising
Mon Oct 05, 2020 1:51 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Airlines Network Thread - 2020
Replies: 2786
Views: 327688

Re: American Airlines Network Thread - 2020

Anyone hear any update on the Project Kodiak mods? It was my understanding that was one of the few projects that is continuing due to the standardization/harmonization it brings. Also too any info on active fleet/ short-term storage/long-term storage? Sorry if I missed this but I just have no been a...

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by rising
Fri Sep 11, 2020 4:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Pt2: Southwest CEO Kelly, "If things don't improve, this cannot continue"
Replies: 114
Views: 13711

Re: Pt2: SouthWest CEO Kelly, "If things don't improve, this cannot continue"

Once companies start to lose clients because they invited their customer to a Zoom call, and their competitor took them to dinner, you'll see travel come back. People are social creatures. Keep your heads up. This has come to a full stop in February 2020 and guess what? We’ve had our best quarter e...

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Fri Sep 11, 2020 2:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Pt2: Southwest CEO Kelly, "If things don't improve, this cannot continue"
Replies: 114
Views: 13711

Re: Pt2: SouthWest CEO Kelly, "If things don't improve, this cannot continue"

Once companies start to lose clients because they invited their customer to a Zoom call, and their competitor took them to dinner, you'll see travel come back. People are social creatures. Keep your heads up.

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by rising
Mon Jul 06, 2020 12:43 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Official: AA moving to LHR T-5
Replies: 108
Views: 18476

Re: Official: AA moving to LHR T-5

From Heathrow.com

"Please note: From 7th July 2020 American Airlines will temporarily be relocated from Terminal 2 to Terminal 5."

Note the "temporarily"

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by rising
Thu Jul 02, 2020 1:54 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA reconsidering seatback video screens
Replies: 107
Views: 16822

Re: AA reconsidering seatback video screens

The nice thing about Oasis is it will bring in-seat power. PTVs are still on long-haul aircraft. They also have a pretty good library and live tv. Not sure this a major disadvantage. I never understood how AA taking out PTVs on domestic aircraft makes some think they're turning into the White Star L...

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by rising
Wed Jun 03, 2020 9:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Doug Parker makes the day for a WN FA
Replies: 37
Views: 10647

Re: Doug Parker makes the day for a WN FA

the bigger question is ...What is Doug Parker doing flying on WN ....and not on AA!!!!???? Afraid to fly on his own airline? Sometimes, the airline you're CEO of just isn't the most convenient option. I'm thinking (but don't know) that AA didn't have to pay a dime for Doug's flight...Professional C...

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by rising
Mon May 18, 2020 8:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: American Airlines Business & Finance Discussion
Replies: 543
Views: 99037

Re: FT: Investors bet AA will file for BK

The airlines now, at least the Big 4, are really too big to fail. There are so many stakeholders- airports, employees, customers, businesses, politicians- I feel like it would be politically impossible to liquidate them, especially the largest airline in the world carrying the nation's name, over CO...

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by rising
Sat Apr 18, 2020 11:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA Fleet Updates - 2020
Replies: 1688
Views: 222545

Re: AA Fleet Updates - 2020

Well, it sounds like they're moving ahead with Oasis whether we like it or not.... Does anyone know the work schedule on the mods? How many planes in at a time....have them been accelerated due to the downtime?

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by rising
Wed Apr 01, 2020 4:26 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA Fleet Updates - 2020
Replies: 1688
Views: 222545

Re: AA Fleet Updates - 2020

Are there plans to have the internal mods, like Project Oasis/Kodiak, continue during this downtime? I feel like they could probably get it all done....

Or are they not spending on anything of the like for now?

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by rising
Wed Mar 04, 2020 1:06 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA Fleet Updates - 2020
Replies: 1688
Views: 222545

Re: AA Fleet Updates - 2020

I would be curious to utilization data on the AVOD/PTV systems on short-haul. Yes, we all love it. But I would bet they have data that shows actual use and it's probably pretty low. You factor in obsolesence and cost..... I would imagine they sampled customer preferences and found in-seat power to b...

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by rising
Wed Jan 29, 2020 4:59 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Delta First Class: LGA-MCO (w/pics)
Replies: 4
Views: 5032

Re: Delta First Class: LGA-MCO (w/pics)

"The lounge did empty out a little but was still replete with the usual walking talking douchey business types including one who loudly proclaimed “he wouldn’t have to deal with this any more as the corporate jet is back in service tomorrow”. Cue roll of the eyes from us and at least one other...

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by rising
Sun Jan 05, 2020 10:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest May Be Considering Basic Economy
Replies: 99
Views: 13173

Re: Southwest May Be Considering Basic Economy

The onboard offering is pretty close to Basic Economy. But the fare conditions are not even close. 2 free bags, no change fees, can still cancel and retain a fare credit with Wanna Get Away....that's not Basic Economy. But the onboard offering... sure you get typically a pleasant group of singing FA...

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by rising
Thu Jan 02, 2020 4:41 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Airlines Network Thread - 2020
Replies: 2786
Views: 327688

Re: American Airlines Network Thread 2020

BA744PHX wrote:

I would like to see AA extend the recently added seasonal service to year around and Mexico service (MTY, DGO, ACA), and domestic service to BNA, BIL, BZN, BIS, TUL, SDF, LIT.



ACA? I would assume anyone daring to take that trip is doing it for essential business only.

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by rising
Tue Dec 10, 2019 3:59 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: British Airways at BWI
Replies: 70
Views: 10842

Re: British Airways a BWI

Why does Baltimore subsidize the flight? With IAD close by it seems like a waste of money. BWI and IAD are only 52 miles apart. And with IAD being a Star Alliance hub, more international carriers wanting to connect to US cities will go there. BWI is a *focus city* for WN. But that doesn't help out ...

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by rising
Sun Sep 22, 2019 12:05 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Can a pilot fly another airline's aircraft in an emergency?
Replies: 94
Views: 19784

Can a pilot fly another airline's aircraft in an emergency?

For example, if a Southwest or UPS pilot was catching a ride home on an American A320, and there was an illness or emergency, could he/she help fly the rest of the flight or would the other pilot just bring it down solo? Being safety is the end all I would assume, and hope, yes they could help, but ...

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Sat Jun 29, 2019 3:19 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Is there meaning behind WN Flight Numbers?
Replies: 9
Views: 2955

Is there meaning behind WN Flight Numbers?

Always wondered, Southwest has a huge range of flight numbers, from two digit to like 48 all the way up to 5900s.

Is there a pattern or sequence behind the numbers huge variation?

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by rising
Fri Mar 08, 2019 4:02 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Airlines "Evolution" to Globe Livery released
Replies: 1797
Views: 390383

Re: United Airlines "Evolution" to Globe Livery coming in April

Makes sense. The gold is not quite relevant.

The Blue-on-Blue like they use on the Polaris branding would look sharp on the tail. Modern and fresh. Bout time.

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by rising
Wed Nov 01, 2017 2:53 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Billboard in DFW suggests Spirit pilots threatening to strike?
Replies: 14
Views: 2335

Re: Billboard in DFW suggests Spirit pilots threatening to strike?

I flew NK DTW-DFW-DTW in late June. Every NK pilot I saw at either airport had their badges on an ALPA-provided "Fair Contract Now" lanyard. The two sides are in negotiations. As it stands, the NK pilots are currently without a contract and are the lowest-paid A320 family pilots among all...

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by rising
Mon Oct 16, 2017 1:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA to add seats to 777-200s with Polaris retrofit
Replies: 112
Views: 19837

Re: UA to add seats to 777-200s with Polaris retrofit

Brianz24, The reason that airlines don't just focus 100% on premium travelers is because while they make up a lot of the margins, the vast majority of bodies on the airplane are infrequent travelers. IIRC there was an article not long ago, that said something like 85% of UAL's customers fly once or ...

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Wed Jan 25, 2017 2:58 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA undecided with 767 replacement
Replies: 140
Views: 23558

Re: UA undecided with 767 replacement

As long as the plane has Illy coffee, who cares?

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by rising
Fri Jun 03, 2016 11:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA Launches All-new 'Polaris' Business Class Seat Part 1
Replies: 200
Views: 31091

UA Launches All-new 'Polaris' Business Class Seat Part 1

The salient issue in all of this: how will this impact the profitability of the airplane. From the commentary about density and other items, it looks like this could be a very favorable action by UAL.

For United's long-suffering shareholders, here's some cheers to that.

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by rising
Sun May 22, 2016 4:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA Announcement / Event June 2
Replies: 187
Views: 38539

RE: UA Announcement / Event June 2

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/jetmatt777" class="quote" target="_blank">jetmatt777</a> (<a href="#42" class="quote">Reply 42</a>):<br/><i>Airlines don't typically operate tha...

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Sat May 21, 2016 9:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA Announcement / Event June 2
Replies: 187
Views: 38539

RE: UA Announcement / Event June 2

I hope they do a livery refresh. The blue globe they are using on the bulkheads and at airports have a really nice look to them. That on the tail with a new look for the rest would be very welcome.

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Sat Dec 12, 2015 1:23 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA Looking For 100-seat Aircraft
Replies: 324
Views: 47009

RE: UA Looking For 100-seat Aircraft

Do they still make the 736?

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by rising
Sun Dec 06, 2015 2:46 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA Congratulates DL For Operational Excellence
Replies: 17
Views: 11615

RE: AA Congratulates DL For Operational Excellence

I always wonder what airline executives are getting at when they talk about the need to improve their "maintenance operations" Never sounds reassuring.

One would assume they are not talking about actual aircraft safety/maintenance but more spare part availability etc. At least one would hope.

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Sat Nov 21, 2015 11:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The Core Truths Of A-Net
Replies: 340
Views: 30160

RE: The Core Truths Of A-Net

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/ODwyerPW" class="quote" target="_blank">ODwyerPW</a> (<a href="#136" class="quote">Reply 136</a>):<br/><i/></font></td></tr></table> Gordon is o...

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Thu Oct 01, 2015 11:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Oscar Wants To Hear From You....
Replies: 49
Views: 5862

RE: Oscar Wants To Hear From You....

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/adambrau" class="quote" target="_blank">adambrau</a> (<a href="#9" class="quote">Reply 9</a>):<br/><i>But compared to Slick Smi/J it is almost r...

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Sun Aug 09, 2015 7:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet Upgrade Status - Part 25
Replies: 200
Views: 32912

RE: United Fleet Upgrade Status - Part 25

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/CALTECH" class="quote" target="_blank">CALTECH</a> (<a href="#96" class="quote">Reply 96</a>):<br/><i/></font></td></tr></table> I hope they do....

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by rising
Wed Aug 05, 2015 11:17 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rainey To Leave UA For PayPal
Replies: 26
Views: 7685

RE: Rainey To Leave UA For PayPal

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/LAXintl" class="quote" target="_blank">LAXintl</a> (<a href="#12" class="quote">Reply 12</a>):<br/><i/></font></td></tr></table> It's not always...

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Sat Jun 13, 2015 1:39 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Will UA Ever Upgauge MKE Or Bring Back Mainline?
Replies: 33
Views: 3665

RE: Will UA Ever Upgauge MKE Or Bring Back Mainline?

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/jetblastdubai" class="quote" target="_blank">jetblastdubai</a> (<a href="#17" class="quote">Reply 17</a>):<br/><i>I feel your pain as well. My h...

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by rising
Mon Apr 06, 2015 1:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BWI Future Growth
Replies: 21
Views: 3903

RE: BWI Future Growth

BWI's problem is that they don't have a global carrier to flow traffic to. So any international traffic would mostly be O & D. If LUV created a code-share agreement with a major global carrier that could change the equation considerably. I always find the media's excitement somewhat funny with <...

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Sun Mar 29, 2015 1:25 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why Does UA Schedule Many Props On DEN-MCI?
Replies: 14
Views: 6548

RE: Why Does UA Schedule Many Props On DEN-MCI?

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/codc10" class="quote" target="_blank">codc10</a> (<a href="#4" class="quote">Reply 4</a>):<br/><i/></font></td></tr></table> I think about that ...

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Sun Oct 26, 2014 12:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United And The Hard Product Battle
Replies: 97
Views: 17439

RE: United And The Hard Product Battle

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/maxamuus" class="quote" target="_blank">maxamuus</a> (<a href="#1" class="quote">Reply 1</a>):<br/><i>I think <acronym title="United Airlines (U...

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Thu Oct 23, 2014 4:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UAL Reports $924 Mil Third-Quarter 2014 Profit
Replies: 122
Views: 21231

UAL Reports $924 Mil Third-Quarter 2014 Profit

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/jetwet1" class="quote" target="_blank">jetwet1</a> (<a href="#3" class="quote">Reply 3</a>):<br/><i/></font></td></tr></table> And doesn't he lo...

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Mon Oct 20, 2014 2:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New AA Painted Aircraft Part 1
Replies: 2852
Views: 60015

RE: New AA Painted Aircraft - Part 8

Sorry if I missed this but is <acronym title="American Airlines (USA)">AA</acronym> replacing the scissor eagle that is imaged on the bulkhead panel as your walk on the aircraft with the new logo? Or are they doing away with it? I always liked it and hope they are keeping it with the new eagle logo ...

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Sun Sep 28, 2014 2:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: When Will We See New UA/DL Liveries?
Replies: 73
Views: 13207

RE: When Will We See New UA/DL Liveries?

UAL's problem is that the airplane livery looks dated. The branding itself, at the airport, the advertising, etc. is very modern. My guess is that the globe logo, which is one of the few logos in the world that "moves," will be the brand mark indefinitely. You could easily do a refresh of the aircra...

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Tue Sep 23, 2014 7:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United To Reduce Winter 2015 Capacity - 6.3%
Replies: 56
Views: 11927

RE: United To Reduce Winter 2015 Capacity - 6.3%

I'd be curious what percent of the reduction is mainline v Express.

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Mon Sep 22, 2014 6:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA Regional Realignment?
Replies: 33
Views: 6692

RE: UA Regional Realignment?

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/jetblastdubai" class="quote" target="_blank">jetblastdubai</a> (<a href="#15" class="quote">Reply 15</a>):<br/><i>Additionally, pmUA CEO Tilton ...

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