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by codc10
Sat Aug 17, 2019 3:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL closing NRT. Suspends NRT-SIN, Announces ICN-MNL
Replies: 264
Views: 41394

Re: Rumor: DL closing NRT. Suspends NRT-SIN, Announces ICN-MNL

Delta Trashed their Asian network. The 25 times Inflew to Asia the 747’s were packed. If they had the 787 maybe they would make more money As I hope you know, load factor (ie 'the 747s were packed') has no bearing whatsoever on profitability. A jam-packed 747 running an annualized load factor in th...

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by codc10
Sat Aug 17, 2019 12:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United announces proposed 2020 Haneda schedule
Replies: 47
Views: 7514

Re: United announces proposed 2020 Haneda schedule

Looking at the new schedule. Horrible connection times to places like BKK, ICN, MNL from IAD if you use the new HND route. UA ICN connections are crappy regardless of whether you use HND or NRT. Asia connections are oriented to NRT anyway; HND is going to be best for local traffic... even domestic ...

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by codc10
Thu Aug 15, 2019 12:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: DL, VS boost summer flying between U.S. and U.K. in 2020
Replies: 69
Views: 14076

Re: Delta international announcement later today

so I shouldn't get my hopes up for a an announcement that they are buying some ULH 350's and flying JFK-SIN non stop? I don’t think Delta wants to get into any ULH flying... DL has so much margin discipline and high-cost operations like that are just not profitable enough. that might be the case fo...

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by codc10
Thu Aug 15, 2019 12:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: DL, VS boost summer flying between U.S. and U.K. in 2020
Replies: 69
Views: 14076

Re: Delta international announcement later today

BOS-LGW/MAN; JFK-LGW to head off JetBlue. Daytime JFK-LHR. so I shouldn't get my hopes up for a an announcement that they are buying some ULH 350's and flying JFK-SIN non stop? I don’t think Delta wants to get into any ULH flying... DL has so much margin discipline and high-cost operations like tha...

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by codc10
Thu Aug 15, 2019 11:35 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: DL, VS boost summer flying between U.S. and U.K. in 2020
Replies: 69
Views: 14076

Re: Delta international announcement later today

BOS-LGW/MAN; JFK-LGW to head off JetBlue. Daytime JFK-LHR.

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by codc10
Wed Aug 14, 2019 6:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet/Network Thread - 2019
Replies: 2066
Views: 361146

Re: United Fleet/Network Thread - 2019

I understand the original 6 domestic 77Gs didn't have the wiring installed for PTVs and it probably would cost UA a lot to wire up those frames. But I think still think UA can undo that mistake on the 13 former international 77A frames while leaving PTVs on the 4 77Es that will be converted to high...

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by codc10
Wed Aug 14, 2019 5:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet/Network Thread - 2019
Replies: 2066
Views: 361146

Re: United Fleet/Network Thread - 2019

Can I ask at this point if UA, in retrospect, would have hoped their last 6 772A aircraft received in 2000 were really 772ER aircraft? It appears UA will convert 4 772ERs to domestic configuration soon. I don't think UA has any regrets about purchasing 6 772As in 2000, those aircraft have served a ...

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by codc10
Sat Aug 10, 2019 7:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet/Network Thread - 2019
Replies: 2066
Views: 361146

Re: United Fleet/Network Thread - 2019

Anyone know when UA will announce new international service for 2020? There isn't new service guaranteed... perhaps we will see an evaluation of the new PRG/NAP service and see if its continued or swapped out for something else. I don't expect new destinations added to ORD, it would likely be anoth...

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by codc10
Thu Aug 08, 2019 5:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet/Network Thread - 2019
Replies: 2066
Views: 361146

Re: United Fleet/Network Thread - 2019

Do you know what that will do to its range? I think it's a material reduction in range. The airplane has to be about 10k lighter MGTOW (65k) than the standard CR7. You can reduce OEW a bit by taking out seats/crew, and 50 pax payload is lower, but with all seats occupied, most of that weight saving...

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by codc10
Thu Aug 08, 2019 3:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet/Network Thread - 2019
Replies: 2066
Views: 361146

Re: United Fleet/Network Thread - 2019

Has there been any indication on markets UA intends to focus this model on so as to offer a consistent level of service in some dedicated markets or will they end up being scattered around the country at random? I would think that there are some smaller markets that tend to produce slightly more pr...

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by codc10
Thu Aug 08, 2019 2:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Did United reduce its gates at LGA?
Replies: 7
Views: 1819

Re: Did United reduce its gates at LGA?

Also the old gates two could handle DC-10's I not sure if the new concourse can handle wide body's. The 757 uses a DC-10-sized gate, and UA will occasionally have the 757-300 scheduled on LGA-DEN, so I suppose at least one UA gate can. I doubt UA still has the equipment to service a widebody at LGA...

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by codc10
Thu Aug 08, 2019 2:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet/Network Thread - 2019
Replies: 2066
Views: 361146

Re: United Fleet/Network Thread - 2019

Why is UA reducing the Polaris seat count on the 787-8 mods (28 vs. 36)? It seems like the trend at UA is to go for larger premium cabins across the fleet. The 787-8 currently flies some high-premium routes like IAD-LHR, SFO-ZRH, and DEN-FRA. Would a less premium-heavy aircraft open up some routes ...

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by codc10
Tue Aug 06, 2019 6:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet/Network Thread - 2019
Replies: 2066
Views: 361146

Re: United Fleet/Network Thread - 2019

I thought the 78J were flying exclusively out of EWR? i guess UA threw that idea out the window. That was never the long-term plan, just the most sensible way to spool up the fleet. More 787-10s are arriving in the 4Q and beyond, which make it easier/more reliable to begin to spread the fleet geogr...

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by codc10
Tue Aug 06, 2019 11:39 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Cathay Dragon's A330 Prototypes
Replies: 8
Views: 2826

Re: Cathay Dragon's A330 Prototypes

swapcv wrote:
Given the fact that these have much higher useful lives than their predecessor Aircraft i.e- DC10/L1011


Really? Aren’t A330s cycle-limited by design?

I don’t know so I’m curious.

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by codc10
Fri Aug 02, 2019 4:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet/Network Thread - 2019
Replies: 2066
Views: 361146

Re: United Fleet/Network Thread - 2019

jayunited, what routes is UA operating ETOPS 240 authority!? is it possibly AKL-SFO as I remember Air New Zealand got ETOPS 240 for a faster routing for AKL-LAX and eventually ETOPS 330 for AKL-EZE (the South Pacific route between NZ & Chile/Argentina is the longest route over-water longest fro...

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by codc10
Fri Aug 02, 2019 2:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet/Network Thread - 2019
Replies: 2066
Views: 361146

Re: United Fleet/Network Thread - 2019

jayunited, what routes is UA operating ETOPS 240 authority!? is it possibly AKL-SFO as I remember Air New Zealand got ETOPS 240 for a faster routing for AKL-LAX and eventually ETOPS 330 for AKL-EZE (the South Pacific route between NZ & Chile/Argentina is the longest route over-water longest fro...

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by codc10
Fri Aug 02, 2019 12:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet/Network Thread - 2019
Replies: 2066
Views: 361146

Re: United Fleet/Network Thread - 2019

It’s a misconception that the additional 73Gs have anything to do with the MAX grounding. United has long been in the market for used (but not run-out) 737NGs and Southwest intended to unload the ex-FL 737s when they came off lease. The transaction has been in the works for months, if not closer to ...

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by codc10
Thu Aug 01, 2019 1:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL closing NRT. Suspends NRT-SIN, Announces ICN-MNL
Replies: 264
Views: 41394

Re: Unconfirmed: DL closing NRT. Suspends NRT-SIN, Announces ICN-MNL

Delta will transfer our full operation of U.S.-Tokyo services from Narita to Haneda, the city's closest and most convenient airport. With this move, we will become the largest U.S. carrier serving Haneda, with seven daily flights between Haneda and Seattle, Detroit, Atlanta, Honolulu, Minneapolis, ...

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by codc10
Fri Jul 26, 2019 8:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United makes EWR-LHR exclusively high-J 767-300ERs
Replies: 52
Views: 10345

Re: United makes EWR-LHR exclusively high-J 767-300ERs

rjmf22 wrote:
Will ORD get some of these 767's too, or do they already have them? For September, the three daily ORD-LHR flights are all 763ER's.


At least one ORDLHR frequency is the high-J 76L. As more enter the fleet, I think ORDLHR will have all 3 flights operated by this configuration.

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by codc10
Sat Jul 20, 2019 3:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Can DL Pacific gateway in SEA work?
Replies: 154
Views: 18257

Re: Can DL Pacific gateway in SEA work?

Ultimately, people talks as if SFO is really that much larger than everything else when it comes to US carrier TPAC hub - it's not. At the end of the day, the amount of destinations from US to East/SE Asia is limited anyway - i.e. it's always TYO, SEL, HKG, PEK, PVG, and TPE; then there's MNL or SI...

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by codc10
Sat Jul 20, 2019 2:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet/Network Thread - 2019
Replies: 2066
Views: 361146

Re: United Fleet/Network Thread - 2019

Southwest announced plans to retire 20 of the "oldest" 737-700s starting in 2019 during the FY18 earnings release in February. At least some part of this was in motion before the MAX grounding happened and WN may not have wanted to pay what it was going to cost to extend the leases post-g...

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by codc10
Fri Jul 19, 2019 6:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: How Little Cargo Revenue Really Matters For DL And UA
Replies: 88
Views: 10251

Re: How Little Cargo Revenue Really Matters For DL And UA

It's still a $1.2b revenue stream for UA; fairly consistent through the year but ticks higher in the winter, especially 4Q. 65% of United's passenger revenue is domestic, and there's very little freight in the domestic market (much more economical to ship overland via truck/rail). OTOH, it's more im...

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by codc10
Thu Jul 18, 2019 10:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United beats on 2Q earnings, adding used 737
Replies: 89
Views: 17724

Re: United beats on 2Q earnings, adding used 737

Maybe a weird question, but why is UA still buying A319's and -700's? Are running cost of A320 and a -800 not almost the same? If these birds are to help the absence of the -MAX's they will be obsolete within 6 months (hopefully). Lower acquisition cost attributed with lower cashflow over the lifet...

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by codc10
Thu Jul 18, 2019 4:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA’s cash position
Replies: 29
Views: 6451

Re: UA’s cash position

I too would like to know why UA has shown little to no interest in the either the 220 or 190/5 E2. There is a massive capacity gap between their 76 seat E75s and the 126 seat 73Gs. Both AA and DL have aircraft in this size range, though I’ve read AA is planning to retire the 190s sooner rather than...

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by codc10
Thu Jul 18, 2019 4:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: NYC-Asia DL vs UA
Replies: 72
Views: 9886

Re: NYC-Asia DL vs UA

Delta is JV-focused for its international network, and would rather leverage its super-profitable domestic system. JFK-Asia is lower-PRASM flying and resource-intensive.

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by codc10
Wed Jul 17, 2019 9:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet/Network Thread - 2019
Replies: 2066
Views: 361146

Re: United Fleet/Network Thread - 2019

n471wn wrote:
I do not believe these birds are coming from WN. On another UA thread an individual says they are coming from COPA


Copa is down to 9 73Gs, though. Reportedly 2 are sourced from Bangladesh, so there's still a gap.

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by codc10
Wed Jul 17, 2019 5:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet/Network Thread - 2019
Replies: 2066
Views: 361146

Re: United Fleet/Network Thread - 2019

73Gs could be WestJet, SAS or China Southern or China Eastern. Only airlines with big enough fleet except Southwest and UA won't buy aircraft with that many cycles. Doubt WestJet as they have MAX issues as does China Southern. SAS doesn't show MAX aircraft in fleet. I was shocked about a month or s...

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by codc10
Wed Jul 17, 2019 5:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United beats on 2Q earnings, adding used 737
Replies: 89
Views: 17724

Re: United beats on 2Q earnings, adding used 737

1. United's most profitable region is surprisingly Latin American, which is a region United has never been thought of as strong in. Given AA's strength in that region, that could bode well for AA, but United seems to be earning business here that AA would want. Did he say that Latin was the most pr...

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by codc10
Wed Jul 17, 2019 3:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet/Network Thread - 2019
Replies: 2066
Views: 361146

Re: United Fleet/Network Thread - 2019

787-9 - 37 (reduction from 88 in current config) IMO, this is a MASSIVE, MASSIVE downgrade, considering that the 789s fly United's longest routes. Premium Economy (21) plus E+ is only 58 seats on this airplane, meaning 12 Economy pax, most likely Premier members, will be forced into standard Y seat...

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by codc10
Wed Jul 17, 2019 2:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet/Network Thread - 2019
Replies: 2066
Views: 361146

Re: United Fleet/Network Thread - 2019

787-9 - 37 (reduction from 88 in current config) IMO, this is a MASSIVE, MASSIVE downgrade, considering that the 789s fly United's longest routes. Premium Economy (21) plus E+ is only 58 seats on this airplane, meaning 12 Economy pax, most likely Premier members, will be forced into standard Y seat...

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by codc10
Wed Jul 17, 2019 3:53 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet/Network Thread - 2019
Replies: 2066
Views: 361146

Re: United Fleet/Network Thread - 2019

788 going from almost a copy of 763 totals, to having Y within 10 of 772ER. 788 and 789 Y totals almost equal. 788 should be real low CASM, HNL-EWR/IAD? I put together a table (below) of Polaris aircraft seats and totals along with a graph showing seats by class and total seats starting with lowest...

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by codc10
Tue Jul 16, 2019 8:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet/Network Thread - 2019
Replies: 2066
Views: 361146

Re: United Fleet/Network Thread - 2019

kunta67 wrote:
How much slack is in the 777W fleet right now? I see n2138U just doing domestic turns lately.


Enabled by the suspension of EWR-BOM (and DEL, though 772), necessitated by the knock-on effects of the MAX grounding.

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by codc10
Tue Jul 16, 2019 4:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet/Network Thread - 2019
Replies: 2066
Views: 361146

Re: United Fleet/Network Thread - 2019

Some interesting configuration changes for the 787-8 and -9 directly resulting from the Polaris and premium Y installations - 787-8 will be 28/21/194 (from 36/183, an increase in density resulting in part from the removal of the galley complex at door 3) 787-9 will be 48/21/188 (from 48/204, some l...

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by codc10
Mon Jul 15, 2019 7:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet/Network Thread - 2019
Replies: 2066
Views: 361146

Re: United Fleet/Network Thread - 2019

I think this was discussed before as to routings. Unfortunately the ORD-HNL flight can't go through to GUM w/o blowing connections at ORD or GUM. ORD could probably turn back to ORD for a couple days in a row, but would have to swap out with others at HNL. A 3 day pattern could involve 1.) ORD-HNL-...

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by codc10
Mon Jul 15, 2019 4:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet/Network Thread - 2019
Replies: 2066
Views: 361146

Re: United Fleet/Network Thread - 2019

snuggs28 wrote:
Hmm. Just saw a spreadsheet. Showing the last 4 777-200 ER PW frames to be converted to DOM/Hi Gross Aircraft versus Polaris.


Long haul mainland-Hawaii, I'm sure. Would enable 777 on EWR-HNL, too.

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by codc10
Sat Jul 13, 2019 10:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet/Network Thread - 2019
Replies: 2066
Views: 361146

Re: United Fleet/Network Thread - 2019

I remember hearing the UA 737-10 is spec'd with at least 1 and perhaps a second aux tank. A necessity for winter westbound TCON and likely for KEF/DUB/SNN/GLA/EDI service. Why is there this myth that the 737 cannot do westbound transcons? The 739ER does it every day with no issues. The Max 9 burns ...

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by codc10
Sat Jul 13, 2019 6:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet/Network Thread - 2019
Replies: 2066
Views: 361146

Re: United Fleet/Network Thread - 2019

Regarding trans-Atlantic service with the -10Max 737s, your statement is directly contrary to what I've been told by managers in UA Flight Ops and Flight Standards. That is, they (multiple people) stated that the -10Max would be used for western U.K. flights and that's a big part of the reason the ...

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by codc10
Sat Jul 13, 2019 5:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet/Network Thread - 2019
Replies: 2066
Views: 361146

Re: United in Pennsylvania

Big picture question, is there any reasons you can think of that UA would want to radically reduce service or even eliminate a LARGE airport? Questions that come to mind are: Why serve MIA when FLL is so near? Why serve PHL when EWR is only 80 miles away? Why serve BWI when IAD is so close? To your...

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by codc10
Thu Jul 11, 2019 2:30 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet/Network Thread - 2019
Replies: 2066
Views: 361146

Re: United Fleet/Network Thread - 2019

That wasn't the question per se, but it was an extreme answer. Another less extreme answer is they might reduce the number of hubs they fly to from PHL from 4 to 1, 2 or 3 . If UAL is facing a four way competition to Denver, and there are very few international flights from Denver, they could cut o...

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by codc10
Wed Jul 10, 2019 10:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet/Network Thread - 2019
Replies: 2066
Views: 361146

Re: United Fleet/Network Thread - 2019

So what's the question? It seems to be a vague way of leading into asking whether UA will pull out of PHL or PIT (or MDT, ABE, ERI, etc...). The answer is no. I would imagine that the PHL point of sale is comparatively weak for United in the same way that Delta is not strong in the Houston local mar...

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by codc10
Sun Jul 07, 2019 6:49 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet/Network Thread - 2019
Replies: 2066
Views: 361146

Re: United Fleet/Network Thread - 2019

I’m looking into European flights in July, August and early October from EWR. Many destinations I was looking into for July and August, many (not all) 763s were refurbished Polaris aircraft and 78X. For once I felt the scales had started to tip in the true Polaris cabin. GVA was one indicator! Then...

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by codc10
Wed Jul 03, 2019 3:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta improves intl Main Cabin experience
Replies: 156
Views: 21042

Re: Delta improves intl Main Cabin experience

It's a very nicely presented service and I give Delta credit for innovation and spin. But internal rumors are that this is actually a cost savings for Delta, since most caterers charge airlines for tray setups, where more items on the tray = higher cost. This actually reduces the galley packout, sa...

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by codc10
Wed Jul 03, 2019 2:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta improves intl Main Cabin experience
Replies: 156
Views: 21042

Re: Delta improves intl Main Cabin experience

It's a very nicely presented service and I give Delta credit for innovation and spin. But internal rumors are that this is actually a cost savings for Delta, since most caterers charge airlines for tray setups, where more items on the tray = higher cost. This actually reduces the galley packout, sav...

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by codc10
Mon Jul 01, 2019 2:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ten dead after King Air crashes shortly after takeoff
Replies: 71
Views: 18196

Re: Ten dead after King Air crashes shortly after takeoff

A/c hadn't been repainted with the new rego. A few families on board. Can't share any more details at this point, but nothing short of a tragedy.

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by codc10
Wed Jun 26, 2019 12:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet/Network Thread - 2019
Replies: 2066
Views: 361146

Re: United Fleet/Network Thread - 2019

fun2fly wrote:
Will the Q4 delivery 789's come with PE?


Yes, Polaris and PE.

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by codc10
Tue Jun 25, 2019 7:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet/Network Thread - 2019
Replies: 2066
Views: 361146

Re: United Fleet/Network Thread - 2019

Nope. 240 is the correct UAL 767-400 seat count. The 767-300 seats a max of 214 at United. My bad! I was thinking that you were referring to UA's Polaris equipped B763ERs, rather than the current B764 seat count! The UA Polaris frames have 207 seats vs 214 for the non-Polaris frames. The Polaris ai...

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by codc10
Mon Jun 24, 2019 5:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet/Network Thread - 2019
Replies: 2066
Views: 361146

Re: United Fleet/Network Thread - 2019

I'm not sure about the accuracy of this story, but it indicates the 100 seat market with mainline pilots is 20% higher than Airbus 320/321 for JetBlue and its a problem. https://www.fool.com/investing/2018/01/15/jetblue-delays-decision-on-the-future-of-its-embra.aspx E90 is not a great CASM airplan...

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by codc10
Mon Jun 24, 2019 2:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet/Network Thread - 2019
Replies: 2066
Views: 361146

Re: United Fleet/Network Thread - 2019

I fail to see why it isn't a great fit. Can someone please explain? It can't be worse than the high CASM CRJ550's they'll be flying shortly. I agree with that. If mgmt doesn't get more 70 or 76 seaters allowed in the contract, I expect these to park and more E145's or CR2's bought 2nd hand or comin...

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by codc10
Fri Jun 21, 2019 7:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet/Network Thread - 2019
Replies: 2066
Views: 361146

Re: United Fleet/Network Thread - 2019

My rub with this whole outsourcing thing is Kirby wants customers to buy a ticket on United, fly in a plane that says United and that is owned by United, but he is too much of a cheap a*hole to pay/hire his own employee to fly that plane. "Good enough to fly our pax, but not good enough to be ...

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