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by Schweigend
Mon May 18, 2020 7:14 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet, Network, & Livery Thread - 2020
Replies: 2639
Views: 477352

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

United has reactivated 3 757-300s and 1 767-300, the reason is for social distancing. N57857, N57855, N75854, and N646UA have all been place back into regular service. Confirming what you said: Yesterday afternoon, 17 May, I saw 753 N57857 at IAH gate E9 waiting for a scheduled MIA departure at 190...

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by Schweigend
Mon Mar 02, 2020 8:42 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: U.S. Air Rebranding to U.S. Airways
Replies: 289
Views: 34918

Re: U.S. Air Rebranding to U.S. Airways

For a time some of the HP 733 fleet had in seat screens, which contained games and connecting flight info (no movies). This was during the 90’s when this was a rather novel concept. Thank you for mentioning this ! It made me recall a trip I took on HP in Spring 1995 SFO-PHX-DEN, paid for with CO On...

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by Schweigend
Sat Nov 23, 2019 7:45 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DEN- How much can it grow?
Replies: 120
Views: 13937

Re: DEN- How much can it grow?

I was living in Denver from the early '80s through the mid-'90s -- during the conception and execution of DIA. I won't delve into the political fights, airline battles, and cost overruns that ensued. However, I always thought that there should have been multiple train platforms in the underground st...

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by Schweigend
Sun Nov 17, 2019 8:11 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet Repaint Thread
Replies: 267
Views: 64469

Re: United Fleet Repaint Thread

Regarding N36272, the Star Wars bird: Yesterday (Saturday) afternoon around 1600, I saw her in person for the first time, at IAH gate C3. She was preparing to fly to SFO as UA1700. The photos you might have seen don't do justice to the sublime beauty and detail of the paint-job executed by the good ...

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by Schweigend
Mon Oct 07, 2019 7:11 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: OAG Changes 10/6/2019:AS Cuts SFO-BNA/KOA/RDU,SJC-JFK/KOA/SNA,Adds SFO-PHX;DL In SEATPA;NK In SJU-EWR/BOS;DY EWR>JFK
Replies: 61
Views: 16859

Re: OAG Changes 10/6/2019:AS Cuts SFO-BNA/KOA/RDU,SJC-JFK/KOA/SNA,Adds SFO-PHX;DL In SEATPA;NK In SJU-EWR/BOS;DY EWR>JFK

" UA IAD-PHL MAY 0>3[0] JUN 0>4[0] JUL 0>4[0.0]" Kirby's toying with Parker's emotions. :bigthumbsup: Good enough answer for me as to why the route is coming back. Curious about this route's resumption, I just conducted a flight search at United.com for Friday 15 May PHL-IAD and IAD-PHL. ...

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by Schweigend
Thu Sep 26, 2019 5:06 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Jewels and Durians: With Qantas to Singapore and Malaysia
Replies: 21
Views: 14599

Re: Jewels and Durians: With Qantas to Singapore and Malaysia

Thank you for the extraordinary depth and detail of this report !

I enjoyed it very much --

Formidable !

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by Schweigend
Mon Sep 23, 2019 7:14 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet Repaint Thread
Replies: 267
Views: 64469

Re: United Fleet Repaint Thread

#4876 is indeed at IAH in new colors, unfortunately unable to get a pic. I spotted this A319 tonight (8/22) around 20:15, just after her landing from AMA ferry flight UA2719 -- the first A319 to sport UA's new livery. She was taxiing west in the darkness past Terminal D and the old C-North -- with ...

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by Schweigend
Sun Sep 08, 2019 7:20 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: St. Louis Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 1494
Views: 214844

Re: St. Louis Aviation Thread - 2019

Another restaurant is either going to be new or redone in C. I for one would love it if Lambert had a Steak 'n Shake (or a White Castle ). When I visit family in St. Louis, Steak 'n Shake is always a place I go to! Sadly, airport dining these days is going toward expensive I-pad order places -- see...

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by Schweigend
Sun Sep 08, 2019 6:53 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet/Network Thread - 2019
Replies: 3546
Views: 702760

Re: United Fleet/Network Thread - 2019

DEN-LHR is now year around UA was able to secure a year around slot it was announced earlier this summer. There have been questions about where that slot came from ... and I may have come across the answer -- While reading the Australian Aviation Thread - September 2019 I came across a link to a Fo...

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by Schweigend
Fri Jul 26, 2019 1:49 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA’s New Tourist Centric Int’l Routes
Replies: 56
Views: 12206

Re: UA’s New Tourist Centric Int’l Routes

United should launch flights from Newark and Chicago O Hare to Cairo, Egypt as the situation in Egypt has stabilized and tourists are coming back to Egypt in large numbers. It should also provide competition for EgyptAir's flights from Cairo to New York JFK. BA's CAI flights are still canceled and ...

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by Schweigend
Tue May 21, 2019 4:27 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: British Airways under fire for offering a new “afternoon tea” that doesn’t come with any tea
Replies: 146
Views: 24390

Re: British Airways under fire for offering a new “afternoon tea” that doesn’t come with any tea

Not to stray from the main topic -- and I agree that BA are silly to call something "afternoon tea" which is not, actually.... Do BA serve proper Afternoon Tea in their premium cabins on shorthaul? I expect they would do so on longhaul flights.... In the 1990s - early 2000s, I frequently f...

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by Schweigend
Sun May 19, 2019 6:54 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Airlines "Evolution" to Globe Livery released
Replies: 1797
Views: 382423

Re: United Airlines "Evolution" to Globe Livery released

N37267 was at my local airport last saturday night and it looked splendid! It is a nice refresh of the livery. I only say too bad there are no 727's on the UA fleet anymore. It would've looked smashing with this livery. I considered myself very lucky on Saturday evening to see N37267 in person and ...

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by Schweigend
Mon Jan 28, 2019 8:39 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet/Network Thread - 2019
Replies: 3546
Views: 702760

Re: United Fleet/Network Thread - 2019

Why not take those 6 and put them back to their original purpose? Back in the 80's and 90's, airlines thought it made sense to have widebodies in the US. Slap some domestic F seats up front and toss those back on DEN-ORD, etc. like the old DC-10's. In the 80's airlines were small, so made the most ...

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by Schweigend
Wed Sep 12, 2018 1:28 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: How much did aviation really change after 9/11?
Replies: 95
Views: 9901

Re: How much did aviation really change after 9/11?

Lockers in U.S. airports. One thing I miss particularly is the ability to store things in a convenient locker airside. Prior to 9/11, if I had a long layover, I'd frequently store my carry-on bag and jacket in an airport locker, and thus be unencumbered during my stay. I also had many day-trips to ...

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by Schweigend
Tue Aug 21, 2018 11:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Will AA leave JFK?
Replies: 42
Views: 5866

Re: Will AA leave JFK?

Ask UA about leaving JFK. UA's Scott Kirby has stated that they'd like to return to JFK. While it's unlikely that AA would leave JFK, could their reductions there provide an "in" for UA? It appears that AA continues to use its JFK slots -- but might they put some on the market, or be forc...

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by Schweigend
Mon Aug 13, 2018 6:53 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA announces IAD-TLV
Replies: 118
Views: 16868

Re: UA announces IAD-TLV

IAD-TLV does seem a logical choice for UA. There was a time, some years ago before the merger, when CO considered a third daily EWR-TLV on its 77Es -- but that didn't happen, as the planes were needed elsewhere. Today, EWR-TLV is 2x daily with a 77E and a 77W, while SFO-TLV has a 77W. That third eas...

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by Schweigend
Mon Aug 13, 2018 4:32 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Alaska Airlines (allegedly?) deplanes allergic 15 year old UM instead of an emotional support cat
Replies: 81
Views: 8087

Re: Alaska Airlines (allegedly?) deplanes allergic 15 year old UM instead of an emotional support cat

What happened to the day when you just boarded your flight, got from point a to point b? No one got sick. Now you can’t even have peanuts on the flight. what happened to the day when the only animals in the cabin where served to you on a tray? This girl had a declared allergy (to the carrier) and a...

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by Schweigend
Sat Jul 14, 2018 5:56 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Qantas VH-OGI QF520 SYD-BNE | Photos and Video
Replies: 3
Views: 2067

Re: Qantas VH-OGI QF520 SYD-BNE | Photos and Video

Thanks for this trip report, even if the events took place almost eight years ago. Really, a very pleasant trip back in time. Your pictures and careful reporting made me feel vicariously as if I had been there! I've flown SYD-BNE before, but never on the 767. Once on a BAe 146, once on a 737. My las...

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by Schweigend
Tue Jul 10, 2018 3:53 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Southwest Airlines going Peanut Free!
Replies: 159
Views: 11193

Re: Southwest Airlines going Peanut Free!

...and yet.. overweight, out-of-shape, obese ( "but it's a disease"..) lazy, advertising sheep Americans continue to chose PopTarts, chips and soda... but yes, it's up to WN to keep people healthy with 10 peanuts. Please.. Yes, it is! A top-calibre airline like WN should offer healthy sna...

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by Schweigend
Tue Jul 10, 2018 2:08 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Southwest Airlines going Peanut Free!
Replies: 159
Views: 11193

Re: Southwest Airlines going Peanut Free!

Please forgive me; I could not help but post this image: http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-Jcwy8OMoD4g/VM4_Phs1sAI/AAAAAAAABR8/78GG9Mm1pnA/s1600/skiforpeanuts505.jpg Who cannot adore Captain Peanut ? This seriously pisses me off. Gosh, how did people survive 50 years ago? Such a bunch of pansies these days....

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by Schweigend
Mon Jun 25, 2018 6:22 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: United's New B767-300ER Polaris Business Class, GRU-IAD
Replies: 9
Views: 11148

Re: United's New B767-300ER Polaris Business Class, GRU-IAD

Tesla, Thanks for this comprehensive report on the UA 767 Polaris seat / experience. I really appreciated all of the photos and details you provided. It is the first such report I've come across, and now I'm eager to try out the Polaris cabin myself. Given my flight patterns, I'll probably be on a P...

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by Schweigend
Sat Jun 02, 2018 6:17 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet Upgrade Status - 2018
Replies: 2603
Views: 378273

Re: United Fleet Upgrade Status - 2018

There are 2 737-800/900 one has very shiny chrome around the opening of the engine cowl like it was just polished and burnished, the other is dead flat grey. Generally, it just means that one has been polished recently and the other hasn't. I'm pretty sure it's a different nose cowl/nacelle for imp...

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by Schweigend
Sat Mar 31, 2018 5:55 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Spirit Airlines repaint progress discussion thread
Replies: 64
Views: 11560

Re: Spirit Airlines Repaint Progress

Like the old days of Hughes Airwest, good to see a flying banana again. You can spot Spirit aircraft way out there. YES -- so reminiscent of the flying banana! And -- "HOME OF THE BARE FARE" painted on the engines, "HOWDY" on the cabin-facing sides of the upswept winglets! Tacky...

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by Schweigend
Sat Mar 31, 2018 5:12 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DOT launches Cuba route case - reallocate F9 & NK frequencies
Replies: 129
Views: 21017

Re: DOT launches Cuba route case - reallocate F9 & NK frequencies

It's a poor choice precisely because of the smaller plane. There's an implicit restriction on total capacity due to the total of 20 available daily frequencies to HAV, and allowing a carrier to use MUCH smaller equipment than everyone else service HAV from the U.S. ends up restricting the supply of...

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by Schweigend
Tue Mar 27, 2018 10:45 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Goodbye to Meridiana and their MD-80s, Olbia to Gatwick, October 2017
Replies: 11
Views: 6860

Re: Goodbye to Meridiana and their MD-80s, Olbia to Gatwick, October 2017

Thank you for this very strong and detailed report with great pictures -- marvelous !

I'm a big fan of the DC9 - MD80 etc., having flown on them with CO, TW, and SK .....

Too bad that you were not able to exit from the rear airstairs at the end ! :smile:

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by Schweigend
Wed Feb 14, 2018 7:42 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Employee Uses Vulgarities Towards Customer @ PDX
Replies: 214
Views: 18698

Re: Delta Employee Uses Vulgarities Towards Customer @ PDX

I'm commenting because I've worked in Ramp and Baggage Service Office (BSO) areas. It appears that the bag travelled on the original DL itinerary as tagged -- HNL-LAX-PDX -- even though the pax had been re-routed on HA. DL did not re-tag the customer's bag to match his new routing, so it just went o...

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by Schweigend
Thu Feb 01, 2018 2:34 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United denies boarding to an Emotional Support Peacock
Replies: 112
Views: 23456

Re: United denies boarding to an Emotional Support Peacock

Sorry; I must disagree. The "doctors" who take $20.00 over the internet and provide emotional support animal documentation - without ever examining or even meeting their "patient" - should be prosecuted, charged under State and Federal laws, and their licenses should be taken. M...

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by Schweigend
Thu Feb 01, 2018 2:11 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United denies boarding to an Emotional Support Peacock
Replies: 112
Views: 23456

Re: United denies boarding to an Emotional Support Peacock

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-us-canada-42880690


This "artist" person just wants to get Primetime exposure from the incident, in order to advance her career.
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JannEejit wrote:
Making international news now, apparently it's owner is an NY based artist who likes to blog about the peacocks adventures... http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-us-canada-42880690


This "artist" person just wants to get Primetime exposure from the incident, in order to advance her career.

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by Schweigend
Tue Jan 30, 2018 7:11 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: To Central America on the new IB (and CM)
Replies: 13
Views: 8408

Re: To Central America on the new IB (and CM)

Vielen Dank, Lugie, for this fascinating and comprehensive report!

All of the photos really contributed well in conveying the experience.

It was very nicely balanced.

Keep it up !!

Cheers and warm regards,
Scottie

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by Schweigend
Tue Jan 16, 2018 12:05 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: A blast from the past: DC-10-30 - When VA was still VIASA…
Replies: 25
Views: 10950

Re: A blast from the past: DC-10-30 - When VA was still VIASA…

My country is finding itself in dire straits and foreign airlines have been – understandably – pulling out of CCS to the tune of Ten Little Injuns . Lacking any remarkable recent trips to report on, I dug very deep into the memory chest and found a couple of pictures of a flight I took exactly 35 y...

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by Schweigend
Tue Jan 09, 2018 7:46 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL's final 744 in its final resting place today
Replies: 42
Views: 11502

Re: DL's final 744 in its final resting place today

I love Delta Air Lines and their magnificent history -- while noting that their now-retired 744s came from NW. I wish that they had somehow been able to mount Farewell Events for the 747 similar to United's (who had a 1970 Retro final pax flight, and employee-only commemoration flights from each hub...

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by Schweigend
Mon Jan 01, 2018 6:48 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: OAG Changes NYE2017: DL Adds CVG-AUS, EK Trims JFK, FI Grows SEA; UA Adds Summer EWR-SRQ
Replies: 63
Views: 11663

Re: OAG Changes NYE2017: DL Adds CVG-AUS, EK Trims JFK, FI Grows SEA; UA Adds Summer EWR-SRQ

UA SFO-ABQ JUN 1.8>3 JUL 1.9>3 UA SFO-AUS JUL 4>5 UA SFO-BDL JUN 0>0.8 JUL 0>1.0 UA SFO-MFR JUN 4>5 JUL 4>5 UA SFO-ONT JUL 6>7 UA SFO-PIT JUN 1.0>1.8 JUL 1.0>2 UA SFO-RDM JUN 4>5 JUL 3>5 AUG 3>5 UA SFO-RDU JUN 1.2>2 JUL 1.0>2 Happy New Year, and thanks for your continual work, Enilria! Of all the n...

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by Schweigend
Sat Dec 30, 2017 12:08 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: South Pacific Adventure: 1997
Replies: 10
Views: 6752

Re: South Pacific Adventure: 1997

Thanks whole-heartedly for this report! Loved all the photos and your descriptions. The October 1997 vintage resonated with me, as I visited many of the same places you did around then, albeit in civilian aircraft. Seeing the DC-10s and 747s clustered at HNL again made me smile. Thank you, SSGT Moe !!

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by Schweigend
Fri Dec 22, 2017 1:11 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Are Indian operations profitable for United Airlines?
Replies: 65
Views: 10835

Re: Are Indian operations profitable for United Airlines?

UA is 3-4-3 though. I think most in eco on 16 hr flights would prefer more spacious 3-3-3. IMO airlines with 9-abreast 777 can definitely market this product over competitors smaller seats. Not true for UA's 77E routes at the moment -- all flying have 3-3-3 in Y. Total 77E fleet is 55 frames. While...

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by Schweigend
Tue Nov 14, 2017 6:40 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 777X - Updated Information And Developments
Replies: 2650
Views: 263445

Re: Boeing 777X - Updated Information And Developments

The FAA proposes special conditions for the 777X family. https://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2017/11/01/2017-23698/special-conditions-the-boeing-company-model-777-8-and-777-9-airplanes-folding-wingtips Thank you for posting this document. The paragraph that struck me most was: With wingtips i...

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by Schweigend
Wed Nov 01, 2017 5:51 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet Upgrade Status - 2017
Replies: 1935
Views: 329712

Re: United Fleet Upgrade Status - 2017

Of course if Boeing does in fact build new 767s for UA, those 2 class aircraft will most likely be the first to go. ..but as luck would have it, 14 of the current 2 class birds are the youngest of the bunch being ‘98-‘01 builds and most of the others that will have Polaris ‘91-‘93 No need to beat y...

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by Schweigend
Tue Oct 10, 2017 12:57 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA accelerates 747-400 retirement
Replies: 427
Views: 96599

Re: UA accelerates 747-400 retirement

A photo was just posted by HarrisonF - SFOspotters of N121UA at SFO on 8 Oct, showing her commemorative 747 Friendship United * * * * titles.

It was evidently taken in conjunction with the Family Day / Fleet Week festivities:

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by Schweigend
Tue Sep 19, 2017 5:36 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: OAG Changes 9/17/2017: UA Trims January, AS Cuts
Replies: 42
Views: 9575

Re: OAG Changes 9/17/2017: UA Trims January, AS Cuts

*UA SFO-EWR JAN 15>11 FEB 15>13 Just to see what this reduction means in terms of seats and aircraft types for the SFO-EWR route, I did two flight searches (eastbound only) and found out the following, FWIW: FR 29 SEP 17 A/C --- F/Y --- # A/C -- TTL SEATS (F/Y) 752 -- 28/114 -- 6 ---- 168/684 752 -...

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by Schweigend
Tue Jul 18, 2017 6:43 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Aeronexus 763ER at IAH 7/17 -- Why?
Replies: 4
Views: 577

Re: Aeronexus 763ER at IAH 7/17 -- Why?

Thank you for that!

Based upon the info on the Aeronexus website, it looks like a luxurious ride.

Do you know when Man U will arrive, and by what means?

It should be a great match!

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by Schweigend
Tue Jul 18, 2017 6:27 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Aeronexus 763ER at IAH 7/17 -- Why?
Replies: 4
Views: 577

Aeronexus 763ER at IAH 7/17 -- Why?

IAH yesterday around 5:15 p.m. -- I spied a weird white 767-300ER being towed by a UAL SuperTug tractor (unit ST-4 ) from Terminal D toward the Lee Rd. Cargo area, where planes are sometimes parked ad hoc . The registry is ZS-NEX -- and from what I can determine on the Internet, it was delivered as ...

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by Schweigend
Thu Jul 06, 2017 12:41 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA's ongoing PR issues
Replies: 372
Views: 32959

Re: UA's ongoing PR issues

I'm amazed no one spoke about the responsibility of the standby passenger. When I fly standby, if someone claims the seat I was assigned I don't simply sit in it, I get the FA to sort out the problem. If the other person should have the seat, I get off the plane. That's how it should work. This is ...

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by Schweigend
Sun Jul 02, 2017 5:49 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Would the DOJ approve of a Delta Air Lines sublease of the AA gates at DAL?
Replies: 42
Views: 5785

Re: Would the DOJ approve of a Delta Air Lines sublease of the AA gates at DAL?

There is a strong case the the city has violated all three of those obligations. However even if only one is considered a violation then the likely result will be WN losing the UA sublease and DL retaining service using those gates. It is not out of the realm of possibility that UA itself could res...

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by Schweigend
Tue Jun 20, 2017 6:49 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UNITED, new NYC area outdoor advertising
Replies: 72
Views: 5193

Re: UA's NYC Taxi Cab Marketing Scheme

Fascinating. A short quote from the linked article (fair use): With the help of United's ad agency of record McGarryBowen New York, the airline has installed taxi tops on 125 cabs throughout the city that — in real time — showing the travel times from a cab's location to both JFK and Newark airports...

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by Schweigend
Mon Jun 19, 2017 5:59 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Pie In The Sky--UA To Sell UNO Deep Dish Pizza In Y
Replies: 59
Views: 9016

Re: Pie In The Sky--UA To Sell UNO Deep Dish Pizza In Y

Sounds like a great idea to me -- and I'm glad to see pizza back on UA's Coach menu! Circa 1995, UA served Pizza Hut Personal Pan Pizzas in Y -- I recall, on a DEN-SFO DC10 flight, being served a perfectly heated and prepared Pepperoni Personal Pan Pizza, offered in an actual Pizza Hut box. It shoul...

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by Schweigend
Tue May 09, 2017 12:15 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA employees to get new uniforms.
Replies: 36
Views: 6358

Re: UA employees to get new uniforms.

Ramp, Tech Ops, Catering will be by carhartt. As a result of this, UA will probably have the most functional BTW uniforms. Great! Carhartt makes high-quality, sturdy, and functional work clothing, and I'll look forward to UA offering them to its Ramp, Tech Ops, and Chelsea employees -- perhaps for ...

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by Schweigend
Tue May 02, 2017 7:23 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA 77W - Rare Revenue Flight at IAH Today
Replies: 12
Views: 3524

Re: UA 77W - Rare Revenue Flight at IAH Today

FYI, United's seating capacity on the 788 v. 77W is:

788 = 219
36J . 70Y+ . 113Y

77W = 366
60J . 102Y+ . 204Y

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by Schweigend
Tue May 02, 2017 6:01 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA 77W - Rare Revenue Flight at IAH Today
Replies: 12
Views: 3524

UA 77W - Rare Revenue Flight at IAH Today

Yesterday (5/1), UA97 SFO-IAH, normally a 788, was operated using a new 777-322ER -- N59034, a/c 2134. Something must have happened with the usual 788, because the 77W that had flown UA1785 EWR-SFO was subbed for this flight, which had the following FLIFO: UA97 SFO-IAH SCHED: 10:50-16:36 ACTUAL: 13:...

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by Schweigend
Sat Apr 29, 2017 1:35 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United ends Interline Agreements with 5 Mideast Airlines
Replies: 57
Views: 12374

Re: United ends Interline Agreements with 5 Mideast Airlines

Of the five airlines now excluded from UA interlining, I think EK is the most consequential (and to a lesser degree, QR). I'm surprised that it has taken this long for UA to end it with EK -- AA and DL did so a few years ago. The Interline Agreement between UA and EK / QR has helped the latter two a...

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by Schweigend
Wed Apr 26, 2017 6:17 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JetBlue Bad Q1 Results
Replies: 84
Views: 11896

Re: JetBlue Bad Q1 Results

That leaves LAS and I believe they're actually sitting on a bunch of empty, unused gates in December, where G4 used to be. With a good schedule, and probably a great place to put the E90 fleet to SEA, PDX, BOI, SMF, SFO, OAK, SJC, SNA, LAX, BUR, ONTARIO, SAN, et al, they can connect them onto A321 ...

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by Schweigend
Sun Apr 09, 2017 3:54 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: B737 turns 50 this Sunday!
Replies: 63
Views: 7274

Re: B737 turns 50 this Sunday!

It's a pity that Lufthansa couldn't hold on to their 737s for a few more months, being the launch customer, but at least UA will be able to mark 50 years a 737 operator. Interestingly, fifteen (or seventeen) of LH's original 737-130s ended up flying with CO, via their PeopleExpress takeover. All of...

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