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by codc10
Thu Aug 13, 2020 4:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United route announcement August 12, 2020
Replies: 105
Views: 16681

Re: United route announcement August 12, 2020

I'll admit to being perplexed by these routes. Cherry-picking point to point stuff has a place these days, I'm sure. But when traffic is so depressed overall, and capacity, why wouldn't a major hub carrier amp up their hubs? Concentrate traffic and use the fortress hubs--that's why they're there fo...

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by codc10
Thu Aug 13, 2020 2:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United route announcement August 12, 2020
Replies: 105
Views: 16681

Re: United route announcement August 12, 2020

I'll admit to being perplexed by these routes. Cherry-picking point to point stuff has a place these days, I'm sure. But when traffic is so depressed overall, and capacity, why wouldn't a major hub carrier amp up their hubs? Concentrate traffic and use the fortress hubs--that's why they're there fo...

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by codc10
Thu Aug 13, 2020 1:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United route announcement August 12, 2020
Replies: 105
Views: 16681

Re: United route announcement August 12, 2020

It's inappropriate to speculate... but everyone does it, so here goes! A few things to keep in mind here: - Business travel is dead for the rest of 2020, and most likely well into 2021. So, high-frequency mainline capacity in business markets isn't happening. - There is growing support for another m...

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by codc10
Wed Aug 12, 2020 6:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United route announcement August 12, 2020
Replies: 105
Views: 16681

Re: United route announcement August 12, 2020

Somewhat innovative but kind of cutesy and corny. Not surprised in the current times so you have to tip your cap to UA for thinking outside the box. There’s going to be a lot of that in the future. My guess are new routes will be replacements for service they’ve reduced or might be reduced/eliminat...

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by codc10
Wed Aug 12, 2020 4:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet, Network, & Livery Thread - 2020
Replies: 2638
Views: 476654

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

A few I spotted:

IAH
TPA
BOS
CLE
CMH
ORD

Service resumptions?

NAP (S21?)
EDI
BCN

Interesting... the SCASD grant/subsidized UAX routes added to the schedule for September launches (RST, SUX, ALS, etc.) are not included.

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by codc10
Tue Aug 11, 2020 1:01 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA Acquisition of Pan Am's LHR Slots - Operations
Replies: 50
Views: 8070

Re: UA Acquisition of Pan Am's LHR Slots - Operations

They cannibalized what was left of Pan Am to profit and better themselves. Same as delta did. Same as what AA did to TWA. All opportunist. Karma is a mutha F though. They’ll have theirs coming too. These were not distressed, below-market-value sales ... UA and DL paid handsomely for the PA "cr...

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by codc10
Tue Aug 11, 2020 12:48 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet, Network, & Livery Thread - 2020
Replies: 2638
Views: 476654

Re: United Adds IAH-ABI/CHA, DEN-ALS/RST/SUX

Surprised IAH-ABI is a new route, didn't UA used to fly this route? Certainly not for quite a while, if they ever did... Back in the late 2000s (which is when I really started following the industry) CO did fly to more Texas destinations from IAH, including DRT, VCT, BPT, and TYR (and maybe ACT?), ...

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by codc10
Thu Aug 06, 2020 12:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet, Network, & Livery Thread - 2020
Replies: 2638
Views: 476654

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

The gigantic caveat here is COVID, but conventional wisdom is that business travelers demand frequency, and will pay a premium for it. Fewer than 5 daily flights on premium transcons or LHR, against competitors with double (or more) frequency would be an utter waste of resources. If United goes back...

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by codc10
Thu Aug 06, 2020 3:54 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet, Network, & Livery Thread - 2020
Replies: 2638
Views: 476654

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

Can’t see that. In normal times, UA’s schedule of 5-6x EWR-LHR was seen as light compared to DL/VS and certainly BA/AA, and consequently was not as attractive an option for heavy-hitting corporate contracts between NYC-LON. UA wouldn’t be competitive at JFK-LHR with anything less than the existing ...

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by codc10
Tue Aug 04, 2020 12:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet, Network, & Livery Thread - 2020
Replies: 2638
Views: 476654

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

Eventually will be EWR-LHR #7. While these slots may be operated sooner, I doubt we see all 7 flights in a schedule until "use-it-or-lose-it" is back in full effect. Big "IF" but if UA decides to get back into JFK, any thoughts on them getting back into the LHR market with a few...

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by codc10
Mon Aug 03, 2020 8:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet, Network, & Livery Thread - 2020
Replies: 2638
Views: 476654

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

The below story shows that UA and NZ have traded LHR slots with UA dropping 11pm arvl, adding 1050am arrival UA dropping 11:05pm dept, adding 320pm departure. These would seem to be superior times, but does it mean the AM eastbound from IAD or EWR would be cancelled? https://www.stuff.co.nz/busines...

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by codc10
Fri Jul 31, 2020 1:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Update: Republic Airways furlough 40% of workforce
Replies: 26
Views: 8170

Re: Rumor: Republic Airways furlough 40% of workforce

jfklganyc wrote:
There are a few companies like WN AS and B6 that look alright (for now) post 10/1. But thats it. The rest will see massive furloughs


I'm not even convinced of that...

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by codc10
Thu Jul 30, 2020 2:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet, Network, & Livery Thread - 2020
Replies: 2638
Views: 476654

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

The below story shows that UA and NZ have traded LHR slots with UA dropping 11pm arvl, adding 1050am arrival UA dropping 11:05pm dept, adding 320pm departure. These would seem to be superior times, but does it mean the AM eastbound from IAD or EWR would be cancelled? https://www.stuff.co.nz/busines...

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by codc10
Wed Jul 29, 2020 1:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SQ flights to LAS, YYZ & ORD and JFK via BRU
Replies: 54
Views: 10829

Re: SQ flights to LAS, YYZ & ORD and JFK via BRU

I heard from a friend SQ used to fly to LAS, YYZ, ORD and JFK via BRU. When did these start? I can't find a old SQ timetable online. How were they routed? I read somewhere the YYZ flight was routed SIN-VIE-AMS-YYZ and they left Toronto when AC complained. AC didn't complain. They are part of the sa...

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by codc10
Wed Jul 29, 2020 1:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: How’s UA’s GUM operation at the moment?
Replies: 14
Views: 4335

Re: How’s UA’s GUM operation at the moment?

GUM is a stopover/crew change on a number of cargo-only flights in the COVID-19 era, so there are more widebody flights than usual, including mainland flights, but pax flying is down significantly.

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by codc10
Tue Jul 28, 2020 1:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet, Network, & Livery Thread - 2020
Replies: 2638
Views: 476654

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

I just find it so, so satisfying seeing them actively and bluntly say they want back at JFK, when everyone here said it was the smartest, best thing they could’ve ever done and those that disagreed with it were harassed into oblivion. They don’t need JFK! They have EWR all to themselves and if you ...

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by codc10
Mon Jul 27, 2020 4:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet, Network, & Livery Thread - 2020
Replies: 2638
Views: 476654

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

I think UA should return to JFK once the 737 MAX 10 are delivered. Since UA has 100 737 MAX 10s on order with 50 of them being in Polaris-configuration that will replace both the 752 on the transcon UA could fly them out from SFO/LAX-JFK/EWR/BOS leaving the A321XLR to do the international 752´s job...

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by codc10
Fri Jul 24, 2020 7:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: United selects CommutAir as sole E145 operator
Replies: 172
Views: 33659

Re: United potentially moving towards one E145 operator

If Air Wisconsin then wins to keep their CRJ for 50 seaters..and this happens, what happens to the SkyWest EAS markets under the United code that are CRJ's? A number (not sure of exact # or proportion) of SkyWest EAS markets are flown at-risk or "pro rate" by OO, meaning the flying is not...

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by codc10
Thu Jul 23, 2020 5:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA 2020 Q2 results
Replies: 56
Views: 11451

Re: AA Q2 results

Getting back on topic, I think AA did as well as could be expected this quarter. There is room for improvement and they are making deals and seeing themselves up for long-term success. I know many of the business travelers still on the road are choosing AA and WN over DL and UA because they are the...

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by codc10
Thu Jul 23, 2020 4:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA 2020 Q2 results
Replies: 56
Views: 11451

Re: AA Q2 results

Getting back on topic, I think AA did as well as could be expected this quarter. There is room for improvement and they are making deals and seeing themselves up for long-term success. I know many of the business travelers still on the road are choosing AA and WN over DL and UA because they are the...

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by codc10
Wed Jul 22, 2020 7:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Airlines post Q2 2020 Earnings
Replies: 39
Views: 11647

Re: United Airlines post Q2 2020 Earnings

> Can see widebody fleet more than 100 in 2023, but down from 200 ish today Wow, sounds like potentially a lot of retirements in the next few years. I'm guessing the 764s are unlikely to come back at this point, and that certain 763s and 772s will likely be leaving early. That's going to entail a l...

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by codc10
Thu Jul 16, 2020 1:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American adds JFK-TLV and ATH
Replies: 20
Views: 3476

Re: American adds JFK-TLV and ATH

JFK-TLV doesn't need a whole lot of feed to operate... the O&D is massive and uncertainty over El Al's future leaves the market in flux. JetBlue is much larger at the NYC point of sale so AA would be looking to tap into JetBlue's customer base that might otherwise be on Delta or LY metal for TLV...

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by codc10
Thu Jul 16, 2020 1:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA & B6 announce Northeast Partnership
Replies: 323
Views: 40769

Re: AA & B6 announce Northeast Partnership

This certainly gives rise to strange bedfellows on the transcons, with AA+AS, AA+B6 “cooperating” but still competing with each other (by the letter of the law). Something that is brought up again and again in the announcement is how JetBlue plans to further expand at EWR and LGA, anyone have any id...

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by codc10
Tue Jul 14, 2020 1:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta airlines Q2 2020 earnings thread
Replies: 128
Views: 14681

Re: DAL Q2 2020 earnings thread

micstatic wrote:
so I wonder if in a post covid world if the A220 is used at Key west?


I don't doubt it, but at the very least EYW can go to an all-DCI station and the E70/75 can replace the 73G frequencies.

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by codc10
Mon Jul 13, 2020 11:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: TWA in 1997...
Replies: 54
Views: 8850

Re: TWA in 1997...

Ambassador Clubs at ABQ, CMH, DAY and PBI? Interesting!

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by codc10
Mon Jul 13, 2020 2:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: EWR New Terminal One
Replies: 155
Views: 21783

Re: EWR New Terminal One

SEA doesn't have delay problems. It's almost the reverse, they have major gate space issues. At EWR, they should consider building a tunnel under 1-95 and putting the runway above that (LAX did a similar thing years ago.) Seattle isn't terribly delay-prone to begin with, but has been on a downward ...

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by codc10
Sat Jul 11, 2020 11:26 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet, Network, & Livery Thread - 2020
Replies: 2638
Views: 476654

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

Had a lot more than that. It had 80 CAs alone. There were 80 CA and 180 FO's affected when UA announced the closure of the 787 and 756 bases at LAX. I don't know what the split was between the two types. Since most UA pilots have seen this internal message I guess it is okay for me to comment on it...

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by codc10
Wed Jul 08, 2020 4:28 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA Route Frequency to Hawaii, Pre-747
Replies: 49
Views: 5791

Re: UA Route Frequency to Hawaii, Pre-747

From what I gather, KOA and OGG only started to have mainland flights in the early 1980s - what was the reason for that? Both OGG and KOA mainland service launched in 1983 with United DC-8s. LIH and ITO started around the same time and operated briefly; in the case of LIH, until Hurricane Iniki. Af...

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by codc10
Tue Jul 07, 2020 4:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet, Network, & Livery Thread - 2020
Replies: 2638
Views: 476654

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

Wasn't the LAX787 domicile closure put on (temporary?) hold? Or am I thinking about ORD?

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by codc10
Tue Jul 07, 2020 4:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA Route Frequency to Hawaii, Pre-747
Replies: 49
Views: 5791

Re: UA Route Frequency to Hawaii, Pre-747

ITO-ORD is quite a timetable find. CO route maps (including the 1969 one I just posed above) also show ITO-ORD, and I swear I've seen in a schedule that they actually operated the route, also eastbound-only same as UA, but the departedflights website doesn't have a CO timetable or OAG earlier than ...

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by codc10
Tue Jul 07, 2020 2:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: US Airline Booking Trends during COVID-19
Replies: 371
Views: 45183

Re: US Airline Booking Trends during COVID-19

Anecdotally look at flights from EWR/LGA/PHL/ORD to Florida next week, there are sub $20 fares everywhere from NK/F9. I don't see how any of that is sustainable, especially for high CPE airports like EWR/LGA. Very true, and shockingly low fares. Speaking of United... expect a major slashing of its ...

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by codc10
Sun Jul 05, 2020 1:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet, Network, & Livery Thread - 2020
Replies: 2638
Views: 476654

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

With the imminent rearrangement of the fleet can it be assumed that the 77E will receive an expedited retirement date and a solid future for the A350 order? International travel will, hopefully, be back to normal by 2027, and its fuel efficiency will be a good excuse to bring them onboard. I think ...

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by codc10
Wed Jul 01, 2020 6:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Airlines Network Thread - 2020
Replies: 1468
Views: 210728

Re: American adds more Asia to SEA, and other long-haul changes

The Eagle's Nest goes away with the T9 project, but I am not certain of the timetable. Maybe someone with more knowledge of LAX can guide me here: Would AA be able to use any of the gates that were being used for Asia & other long-haul, for additional domestic routes/frequencies? From AA pre-cov...

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by codc10
Wed Jul 01, 2020 3:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet, Network, & Livery Thread - 2020
Replies: 2638
Views: 476654

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

I also noticed it lists LAX-SAL and LAX-GUA, which wasn't flown before, unless they plan to take this over from Avianca Yes, bit odd but these long discontinued routes are both back 2x weekly effective August. Suspect UA noted that IAH-GUA/SAL flights are heavily fed from LA basin, so might make se...

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by codc10
Wed Jul 01, 2020 2:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet, Network, & Livery Thread - 2020
Replies: 2638
Views: 476654

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

Thinking about AA's LAX changes today, can you imagine if United announced something similar? There would be a complete meltdown! Awesome news for us at United! Is 3rd of August the date the schedule goes into effect? I am in Shares, and using 3AUG and it's still showing the old schedule... Alex Pro...

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by codc10
Wed Jul 01, 2020 2:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet, Network, & Livery Thread - 2020
Replies: 2638
Views: 476654

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

Nicknuzzii wrote:
If UA wants to be moderately aggressive they can really put up a fight in LA now that AA is pulling down a lot.


LAX is a cash cow for no one (among the US3). Better to focus on strengths at this time.

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by codc10
Mon Jun 29, 2020 1:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet, Network, & Livery Thread - 2020
Replies: 2638
Views: 476654

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

Just reading some of the comments here about onboard social distancing. If you really think having a middle seat free between you on a flight makes it oh so much safer, then i really don't understand where you have been for the last few month, but it clearly wasn't listening to any of the science. ...

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by codc10
Wed Jun 24, 2020 5:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Major Expansion B6 at EWR and JFK
Replies: 275
Views: 34026

Re: Major Expansion B6 at EWR and JFK

Again, if the gates are not being used at the time, they should be open for other carriers to use, because they are CUTE gates. Sure, most of the gates will have preferred use, but if they are not being used at that moment. You keep bringing up pre-COVID, but we are not talking about pre-COVID. Thi...

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by codc10
Wed Jun 24, 2020 2:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Major Expansion B6 at EWR and JFK
Replies: 275
Views: 34026

Re: Major Expansion B6 at EWR and JFK

Nobody is talking about Terminal C or even A-2. They are talking about CUTE gate access in the new terminal 1. If CUTE gates are not being used and the preferred carriers are not using them, other airlines should be allowed to use that. And if they don't meet their usage requirements, they should n...

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by codc10
Wed Jun 24, 2020 3:52 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Major Expansion B6 at EWR and JFK
Replies: 275
Views: 34026

Re: Major Expansion B6 at EWR and JFK

Well you said it. Over 200 next month! We will see. That would be double their totals from July And was a misread... 200 departures by year-end is a *target*, but by no means has anything beyond July actually been planned. UA will be at around 100-125 EWR departures in July. August could see UA exc...

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by codc10
Wed Jun 24, 2020 3:44 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Major Expansion B6 at EWR and JFK
Replies: 275
Views: 34026

Re: Major Expansion B6 at EWR and JFK

UAX had 5 gates on the "C-4" hardstand: 130 Victory thru Zulu. Making a total of 5 E145 gates. We ran a bus service from Gate 130 to the hardstand. The other original UA gates 16 & 17 was swapped with B6 for Gates 21 & 22, with the condition that B6 kept their BMU in A-2 which is ...

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by codc10
Wed Jun 24, 2020 3:09 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Major Expansion B6 at EWR and JFK
Replies: 275
Views: 34026

Re: Major Expansion B6 at EWR and JFK

As for your other comments, why would PA need to evict its largest airlines tenant? Just allocate those gates based upon usage. If B6/F9/NK are using their gates more aggressively than other airlines, then they should be allowed to use other CUTE gates when the preferred airline is not using them. ...

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by codc10
Wed Jun 24, 2020 2:39 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Major Expansion B6 at EWR and JFK
Replies: 275
Views: 34026

Re: Major Expansion B6 at EWR and JFK

I almost forgot about the "United Tax" that the State of NJ was to impose on UA about either more cost of landing fees or fuel. I can't recall which one. This is what Jill Kaplan was lobbying / fighting Trenton over. UA was the only carrier that was supposed to contribute mightily for the...

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by codc10
Wed Jun 24, 2020 1:48 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Major Expansion B6 at EWR and JFK
Replies: 275
Views: 34026

Re: Major Expansion B6 at EWR and JFK

I dont think UA has a say in future gates at all They have an abandoned banjo in Terminal A B6 is expanding. Plain and simple. F9 and NK are expanding too. This isn’t Atlanta. Gate use doesn’t get run by the big airline for approval. As of now, UA has no need for gates beyond Terminal C. That may c...

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by codc10
Tue Jun 23, 2020 10:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Major Expansion B6 at EWR and JFK
Replies: 275
Views: 34026

Re: Major Expansion B6 at EWR and JFK

So theoretically how big can B6 grow to in EWR? I can definitely see possibly UA subleasing their T1 gates to B6 to make a quick penny. (UA has confirmed they have gate and lounge space in T1) Not happening. And especially after last weeks announcement, UA won't be doing B6 any favors. The issue fo...

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by codc10
Tue Jun 23, 2020 3:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet, Network, & Livery Thread - 2020
Replies: 2638
Views: 476654

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

As a short answer, I believe WN is flying more than UA because it has both lower costs and more liquidity. I believe AA is flying more because it is desperate for cash. It can't accept a forecast for long-depressed demand because it will be the first of the Big 4 to run out of cash. We will see in ...

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by codc10
Tue Jun 23, 2020 2:11 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet, Network, & Livery Thread - 2020
Replies: 2638
Views: 476654

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

Q. Please explain why American and Southwest are flying heavier schedules than United. What do they know that we don't know? A. All airlines see a very consistent set of data around demand, so our competitors are not seeing anything that we cannot. We may differ from them in how we view the recover...

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by codc10
Thu Jun 18, 2020 2:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Major Expansion B6 at EWR and JFK
Replies: 275
Views: 34026

Re: Major Expansion B6 at EWR and JFK

I think this is great news for competition at EWR. JetBlue (especially Mint, which is long overdue at EWR) offers a competitive product and has a strong local following in the NY/NJ area, much more so than Southwest. It will also motivate United to bring service back faster, and could encourage UA t...

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by codc10
Mon Jun 15, 2020 6:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: TWA Transatlantic Drawdown Time Line
Replies: 106
Views: 11034

Re: TWA Transatlantic Drawdown Time Line

The gate agent was announcing it as flight 880/888 nonstop to ATH. I wonder if ATH passengers were ticketed on flight 880 and the connecting TLV passengers were ticketed on 888. It would be weird to do it that way now but maybe the TWs res system worked that way. It was one of those situations wher...

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by codc10
Thu Jun 11, 2020 4:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 15 years ago: CO expands to "secondary" EU cities with 757s
Replies: 84
Views: 9987

Re: 15 years ago: CO expands to "secondary" EU cities with 757s

See the above. It was apparently not popular - no idea on when the crew were moved around, how many nights their total stay was, or if it applied to every rotation. But it was common enough for the observation that 'crews hated it'. MAYBE for an IRROPS situation, or short crew, but I would be baffl...

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