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by boilerla
Thu Sep 10, 2020 9:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: US Airline Booking Trends during COVID-19
Replies: 863
Views: 103659

Re: US Airline Booking Trends during COVID-19

That’s not what I’m saying. They obviously need more passengers but they don’t need these business guys. They are way overblown Come on, you can’t seriously say that business travel and revenue concerns are overblown. Who do you think subsidies all of these B/E fares ? The customer who upgraded to ...

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by boilerla
Sun Aug 02, 2020 2:25 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: US Airline Booking Trends during COVID-19
Replies: 863
Views: 103659

Re: US Airline Booking Trends during COVID-19

Regarding leisure/VFR, I'm starting to get the sense there are really two camps of people. There are those that are comfortable traveling in the pandemic-era, and those that will absolutely not travel by air until we get the "all-clear" or a "vaccine" solves the whole thing. I t...

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by boilerla
Sat Jul 25, 2020 6:14 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: US Airline Booking Trends during COVID-19
Replies: 863
Views: 103659

Re: US Airline Booking Trends during COVID-19

Most families don’t take summer vacations in August. June/July is for trips to Disney and national parks, and most people already have booked their vacations by now—I’ve never booked my family trip in July and taken it in August. Without business travelers the number of people traveling is about to ...

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by boilerla
Tue Jul 14, 2020 6:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: COVID-19 Aviation Related News & Discussion Thread - Q3 2020
Replies: 213
Views: 11111

Re: Airlines practicing social distancing in their cabins

Just a reminder that the middle seat is 22 inches and you still have people front and back. Social distance in a commercial airplane is an oxymoron in my opinion.. There is clear values in having middle seat blocked when people have their masks on. *when people have their masks on* is a key part. I...

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by boilerla
Wed Jul 01, 2020 10:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Airlines Network Thread - 2020
Replies: 2153
Views: 271523

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

Anyone’s guess how well this Asia from SEA strategy is going to work but here’s what we do know. SEA to PEK/PVG is about 600nm shorter than from LAX. that’s about 1.5 hours shorter and a significant cost reduction for a given flight. That makes AA much leaner and more competitive on flight to China...

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by boilerla
Fri Jun 26, 2020 10:30 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: American to use all seating July 1
Replies: 18
Views: 1297

Re: American to use all seating July 1

The reality is that keeping middle seats open does nothing for actual health, it is a feel good measure. Enforced mask policies are more effective than 18" of separation. I respect your opinion, but disagree. In this environment, I'm grateful for every single inch of additional separation from...

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by boilerla
Thu Jun 25, 2020 6:54 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: US Airline Booking Trends during COVID-19
Replies: 863
Views: 103659

Re: US Airline Booking Trends during COVID-19

Houston Medical Center, the largest in the country and perhaps the world is at 97% capacity for its ICU beds. Going into a busy holiday weekend, that has many worried.* They'll have to activate emergency plans to activate more hospital beds which means more health care workers at risk, many of whom...

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by boilerla
Thu Jun 25, 2020 4:16 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: US Airline Booking Trends during COVID-19
Replies: 863
Views: 103659

Re: US Airline Booking Trends during COVID-19

Corona deaths are down in The United States 90% since the April peak. That is the only stat people are burying their heads in the sand about. That stat is easy to find, unless you don't want to. That's a 90% drop in just two months. Cases and hospitalizations have their place as far as making sure ...

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by boilerla
Thu Jun 18, 2020 8:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: US Airline Booking Trends during COVID-19
Replies: 863
Views: 103659

Re: US Airline Booking Trends during COVID-19

I read 2 pages and most people are discussing the virus, not the economy. Bookings are up for leisure low fare destinations in an age were prices ares already severely depressed. So people are flying because it's cheap--you can fly transcontinental for $300 R/T, in the middle of summer. There were t...

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by boilerla
Sun May 17, 2020 8:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: OAG Changes 5/17/2020: UNRAVELING; DL Leaves CAK/MHT/PHF/SWF/CZM w/No Resumption Planned
Replies: 138
Views: 15924

Re: OAG Changes 5/17/2020: UNRAVELING; DL Leaves CAK/MHT/PHF/SWF/CZM w/No Resumption Planned

The crowds I see at Universal citywalk and various central Florida downtowns disagree. Sure it will take time to ramp back up, but we are not going backwards again with these silly kabuki theater "lock downs". Those are all local people right now pretty much all the hotels in Orlando are ...

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by boilerla
Wed Apr 29, 2020 3:08 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta plans to emerge a "smaller" carrier
Replies: 2164
Views: 385130

Re: Delta plans to emerge a "smaller" carrier

Agree just a couple more months I do think it will come back of course there will be cuts and smaller carriers but I believe people want to get out and travel. Sometimes I wonder if my opinion is just in a hope that it gets back quicker than expected. But how can people travel if they lost their jo...

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by boilerla
Thu May 16, 2019 6:03 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Seattle is Vancouver's greatest threat to Trans-Pacific airport hub supremacy
Replies: 84
Views: 12800

Re: Seattle is Vancouver's greatest threat to Trans-Pacific airport hub supremacy

But an 11hr roundtrip drive, to save that comparatively little? I understand that preferences vary.....but F that! Spend as much time driving as you do crossing the ocean. :eek: I think 11 hours roundtrip is a bit of an exaggeration. If you plan on passing through Seattle at a nonpeak time, you can...

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by boilerla
Wed Mar 06, 2019 5:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Pilot leaves Gun in Aircraft at ATL
Replies: 78
Views: 12240

Re: Delta Pilot leaves Gun in Aircraft at ATL

I agree that TSA is security theater, but the airport terminal in much more secure than a railroad station in the US. I wouldn't want to try and bring my gun through TSA security as I would likely get caught (They get them from time to time). I could get on any train in the US without even passing ...

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by boilerla
Mon Jan 14, 2019 2:55 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Corporate traffic sneak peek: SFO-PVG tops list of UA’s most lucrative Apple routes
Replies: 130
Views: 20141

Re: Corporate traffic sneak peek: SFO-PVG tops list of UA’s most lucrative Apple routes

. Doing some quick mental maths, it's quite feasible that UA wouldn't even fly to Shanghai without the Apple contract. Impossible. Maybe just 1x daily instead of 2x, but no chance UA wouldn't be connecting this pair. If you think a route can take a $35m a year downward hit and survive you are livin...

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by boilerla
Sat Jan 05, 2019 7:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Kelly: Gov't shutdown will "likely" delay Hawaii service start
Replies: 0
Views: 1316

Kelly: Gov't shutdown will "likely" delay Hawaii service start

According to LATimes: https://www.latimes.com/business/la-fi-business-government-shutdown-20190104-story.html?fbclid=IwAR155Yp2K2wKJHbFjmO_9BnL0pZtRr_70Bdun2QCWKxR5G46r_wHrLUoIzs Southwest Airlines, for example, believes the shutdown “likely” will delay its plans to begin service to Hawaii, Chief Ex...

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by boilerla
Sun Oct 21, 2018 12:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA TATL flights to FRA from midsized markets?
Replies: 31
Views: 5345

Re: UA TATL flights to FRA from midsized markets?

UA may not serve them, but LH serves a lot of midsized cities in the US. [UA+]LH currently serves: Phoenix Los Angeles San Diego San Francisco Denver Miami Orlando Tampa Atlanta Chicago Boston Detroit Newark New York City Charlotte Portland Philadelphia Austin Dallas/Fort Worth Houston Dulles Washin...

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by boilerla
Tue Aug 21, 2018 3:47 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Equips 600th Aircraft With Seatback Entertainment
Replies: 73
Views: 7526

Re: Delta Equips 600th Aircraft With Seatback Entertainment

Any entertainment that takes away from legroom is a waste. My iPad doesn’t take away from my personal space.

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by boilerla
Sat Aug 11, 2018 2:59 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United updating brand with new colors
Replies: 128
Views: 27038

Re: United updating brand with new colors

Ya'll are acting like ANY airline is "bleading edge" with colors. Anybody who's taken Marketing 101: Purple = people equate with royalty, opulence Blue = Most commonly chosen as "popular color", calming Grey = Neutral, least likely to offend VS, DL, UA--none of them did anything ...

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by boilerla
Thu Aug 02, 2018 4:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA announces IAD-TLV
Replies: 118
Views: 17077

Re: UA announces IAD-TLV

There's also a growing tech industry connection. Virginia has several large tech companies, in addition to tech companies in the defense/aerospace industries. TLV is becoming a big destination for tech. Anybody know which version of the 772ER they're using? I don't think there'd be a problem filling...

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by boilerla
Wed Jul 11, 2018 10:44 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus and United continue talks on 321LR/330
Replies: 76
Views: 18921

Re: Airbus and United continue talks on 321LR/330

UA deferred the 35J->359 order to preserve capital. But they also ordered a bunch of 737-10, and are "very interested" (as quoted in multiple places) in the NOM. So I can see most people assuming that UA is very "meh" on the 350 order. UA had quite a few options for 787s but they...

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by boilerla
Sun Jun 10, 2018 3:52 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UPDATED: Delta announces JFK-BOM
Replies: 1074
Views: 165118

Re: Delta to serve Mumbai nonstop in 2019

Also why would anybody west of the Mississippi fly through ATL for a possible double connection when they can fly one of the many 1 stops on CX, AI or EK through HKG or another Pacific airport. JFK makes more sense since connecting traffic to India is already likely involving a double connect for ma...

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by boilerla
Fri May 11, 2018 3:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Airlines makes big adjustments in onboard food and beverage
Replies: 142
Views: 25997

Re: United Airlines makes big adjustments in onboard food and beverage

The food on any airlines is not only disgusting, but also downright unhealthy. If you fly often enough to care about the food, then you shouldn't eat it. Since your tastebuds are seriously disadvantaged at 35,000 ft they often put enough salt and fat in airline food to exceed your daily allowance in...

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by boilerla
Wed Apr 18, 2018 1:00 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL in China
Replies: 105
Views: 10645

Re: DL in China

DL's hub network is much less conducive to experimenting in China than UA's is (or even AA). You mean other than having the 2nd largest hub at the largest gateway to Asia? There's nothing that AA is capable of doing from its network that DL couldn't replicate, given regulatory authority to do so. U...

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by boilerla
Tue Apr 17, 2018 11:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What would happen at DEN if Southwest overtakes United?
Replies: 57
Views: 7557

Re: What would happen at DEN if Southwest overtakes United?

UA seems to always be trying to fight back at hubs like DEN, LAX, ORD, and IAD. I find it surprising they fly out of LGA at all, especially LGA-MTJ. Concur that UA will do fine in DEN but not sure how they expect more growth from a city that's already overserved for its size (DEN is the 4th largest...

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by boilerla
Tue Apr 17, 2018 7:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What would happen at DEN if Southwest overtakes United?
Replies: 57
Views: 7557

Re: What would happen at DEN if Southwest overtakes United?

Well, Ok... Grandma's... Disney...got it. International air travel? Wow! What was I thinking? ... Luv it! In 20 years, when you collect enough UA miles to fly international business, be sure to write a trip report about it!!! It's really not that difficult. My next trip on UA is a paid J ticket on ...

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by boilerla
Thu Apr 12, 2018 11:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LA City Council Approves People Mover for LAX
Replies: 60
Views: 7812

Re: LA City Council Approves People Mover for LAX

How am I short-sighted? Study after study shows that LA’s public transit is frequented only by persons unable to afford to drive; generally once they can, they stop utilizing it. Something like 75% or the local population has never utilized public transport and has no desire to do so. The people mo...

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by boilerla
Thu Apr 12, 2018 7:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet Upgrade Status - 2018
Replies: 2603
Views: 381513

Re: United Fleet Upgrade Status - 2018

78J configuration will be: 44J/21W/253Y/C 318 total. Interesting...20% of the plane sold at a premium. The W seats certainly reduced the J seat count, since the 789 has more J seats. You could certainly say the -10 will be used on shorter flights and therefore less premium needed, but I also see fu...

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by boilerla
Sat Apr 07, 2018 10:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Will UA order more 787-8 to replace 21 oldest 767-300s ?
Replies: 85
Views: 12396

Re: Will UA order more 787-8 to replace 21 oldest 767-300s ?

Given that UA is taking 3 of HA's 763s, and they are installing Polaris on the 763s, UA probably expects the 763 to stay around for another 10-15 years. That's long enough for a MOM order, and the 3 HAs can take the place of the oldest UA 763s until the MOM arrives.

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by boilerla
Thu Mar 29, 2018 6:59 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta and Korean sign JVA
Replies: 631
Views: 80212

Re: Delta and Korean sign JVA

Delta is all of a sudden quite formidable over the Pacific. It took a while but between their own TPAC flights, those of their Chinese partners and now Korean, its a pretty impressive and unbeatable combination. Might want to put down the KoolAid for a second. Yes Delta just moved up, but it's hard...

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by boilerla
Sun Nov 26, 2017 5:14 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Next UA mid-con from SFO. Any guesses?
Replies: 31
Views: 4280

Re: Next UA mid-con from SFO. Any guesses?

Depends if you want it to connect it to the TPAC banks. Gates are at a premium in SFO especially at the domestic banks that connect to the international banks. If it’s for purely O&D than I can’t see CMH; I don’t know offhand what it is but last I looked the PDEW isn’t there for a mainline flight.

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by boilerla
Wed Nov 22, 2017 5:48 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta rolls out Delta One on BOS-LAX
Replies: 15
Views: 5936

Re: Delta rolls out Delta One on BOS-LAX

I’d actually say this is following in UA’s lead following their announcement of premium service on service including lay flat seating on SFO-BOS. That route has become very lucrative with the tech industry in Boston. (UA also has had regularly scheduled flat seating on LAX-BOS but it was catered as ...

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by boilerla
Wed Nov 15, 2017 9:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA adding DFW-KEF
Replies: 171
Views: 20464

Re: AA adding DFW-KEF

I don't understand the issues with flying DFW-KEF in a 757. What is the other option on FI or WW? Same narrowbody option. And if you think connecting to make it a shorter 757 route all you're doing I a narrowbody to that connecting city and adding the time to connect. It's weird and amazing to thin...

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by boilerla
Mon Oct 30, 2017 5:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA launches LAX-SIN
Replies: 354
Views: 62476

Re: UA launches LAX-SIN

UA launched the route because they have the bookings and revenue information for SFO-SIN, and they said it was so strong it warranted an LAX-SIN because a good deal of the traffic on SFO-SIN was coming from LAX. But yeah, let's trust the Web site's seat map on the launch day of the flight. :roll:

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by boilerla
Sat Oct 14, 2017 12:25 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA to add seats to 777-200s with Polaris retrofit
Replies: 112
Views: 19739

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

Still hoping they'll add a true premium economy product. In this configuration, to add 2 rows of W, I'm guessing they'd lose 12 seats--one row of Y and 9 abreast in Y+, if I had to guess. That'd be a 772 with 50J/18W--pretty premium if they can fill it.

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by boilerla
Thu Oct 12, 2017 5:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet Upgrade Status - 2017
Replies: 1935
Views: 331226

Re: United Fleet Upgrade Status - 2017

You would think 2 A320s would have registrations reserved. N450UA and N499UA are the obvious numbers. N450UA was a UA s320 years ago, but that unit is now flying for Iran Air Both numbers are paid, but don't have aircraft attached to the number. Maybe there will be another series of fleet numbers. ...

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by boilerla
Thu Oct 12, 2017 4:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest Finally Announces Intentions to Serve Hawaii
Replies: 457
Views: 62435

Re: Southwest Finally Announces Intentions to Serve Hawaii

The only advantage really is assigned seating on most competitors. Actually I think the biggest advantage other competitors will have will be schedule/departure options given their fleet flexibility. Unless you fly out of California, HA/UA can offer you a better schedule with more time in the islan...

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by boilerla
Fri Sep 08, 2017 9:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 787-10 and United Airlines
Replies: 51
Views: 10760

Re: 787-10 and United Airlines

Routes like ORD/IAD/EWR to LHR/FRA. UA has 2-5 flights a day on these routes. Historically UA would operate 3 daily 767-300ER flights ORD-LHR and the summer swap the middle flight to a 747-400. With the flights that have multiple frequencies, a 787-10 could replace a 763. For example UA doesn't nee...

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by boilerla
Fri Sep 08, 2017 3:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 787-10 and United Airlines
Replies: 51
Views: 10760

Re: 787-10 and United Airlines

If one is to believe the numbers that Boeing has touted, the -10 will be more efficient than the A359 for shorter routes. So if you want the capacity of a 777, but don't need the range of a 359, the 78J could be a better fit. That would be west coast or ORD to Europe (SFO-CDG/LHR, LAX-LHR, etc.). Co...

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by boilerla
Wed Aug 23, 2017 5:01 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: ATH - North American Routes
Replies: 116
Views: 17716

Re: ATH - North American Routes

Just for reference, I'm flying to ATH after peak summer season ends in paid J on UA. On the way there, LAX-ATH, airfare was pretty expensive but it turned out to be the LAX-FRA connection more than ATH. On the way back through EWR the J cabin is mostly open. It's one of the last days ATH-EWR operate...

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by boilerla
Wed Aug 02, 2017 5:47 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Seat size regulations in the US
Replies: 176
Views: 14147

Re: Seat size regulations in the US

While I'd love more legroom and shoulder room, let's be honest. It's not a safety issue. Recent evacuations on commercial airlines have all had one major problem: people stopping to remove luggage and valuables from overhead bins. You can make the airlines give you 48" of legroom but if the per...

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by boilerla
Wed Jul 19, 2017 3:22 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United 2Q17 $818M Net Profit, Defers A350s
Replies: 71
Views: 13163

Re: United 2Q17 $818M Net Profit, Defers A350s Again

When it's time to replace the 772's, why wouldn't United just order more 789's for the Pacific and 787-10's for the Atlantic? Wouldn't that be more efficient than adding a new fleet type? Depends on how much it would cost to cancel/defer the A350s. United admitted when they ordered the 359s that th...

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by boilerla
Wed Jul 19, 2017 3:15 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United 2Q17 $818M Net Profit, Defers A350s
Replies: 71
Views: 13163

Re: United 2Q17 $818M Net Profit, Defers A350s Again

Depends on how much it would cost to cancel/defer the A350s. United admitted when they ordered the 359s that they got them for a very good price, but pretty much impossible to cancel without losing a boatload of money. Not sure how it changed when they got converted to 35J, but considering this is ...

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by boilerla
Wed Jul 19, 2017 12:57 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United 2Q17 $818M Net Profit, Defers A350s
Replies: 71
Views: 13163

Re: United 2Q17 $818M Net Profit, Defers A350s Again

When it's time to replace the 772's, why wouldn't United just order more 789's for the Pacific and 787-10's for the Atlantic? Wouldn't that be more efficient than adding a new fleet type? Depends on how much it would cost to cancel/defer the A350s. United admitted when they ordered the 359s that th...

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by boilerla
Wed Jul 12, 2017 6:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What Will Replace UA's 777-200A Aircraft?
Replies: 72
Views: 16636

Re: What Will Replace UA's 777-200A Aircraft?

Aside from a handful of long domestic routes like midcon-Hawaii that will likely go to a widebody seasonally, UA will just fill the void with more narrow bodies. It's been the trend for the past two decades, no reason to think a carrier as unceremonious and non-innovative as modern day UA would cha...

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by boilerla
Fri Jun 30, 2017 5:28 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Many United Airlines Awards Flights Will Soon Cost More Miles
Replies: 12
Views: 1939

Re: Many United Airlines Awards Flights Will Soon Cost More Miles

While it sucks as a consumer, I understand and applaud the move. I just booked a friend's flight home for the 4th of July weekend for 50k miles, while a regular economy fare was $900 (small airport, close-in purchase). Charging 50k miles for that flight, while also charging 50k for a flight 6 months...

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by boilerla
Tue Jun 27, 2017 7:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta and Korean sign JVA
Replies: 631
Views: 80212

Re: Delta and Korean sign JVA

There is NOTHING in the beach markets that makes DL any less able to compete than any other legacy Japanese or US carrier. DL has long been established in the beach markets, they operate separately from the NRT hub, and as long as DL has to operate from NRT for flights to the mainland US, there is ...

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by boilerla
Tue Jun 06, 2017 5:42 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Should Delta Add More Trans-Pacific Flights Out of Seattle?
Replies: 148
Views: 18170

Re: Should Delta Add More Trans-Pacific Flights Out of Seattle?

Funny that some of the same people on here arguing that using the 763 isn't an indicator of profitability have said that RJs don't belong on routes...if a route is being flown by a RJ instead of a 739, does that mean the route is doing poorly, and does it reflect on the airline any differently? Anyw...

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by boilerla
Wed May 10, 2017 5:02 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet Upgrade Status - 2017
Replies: 1935
Views: 331226

Re: United Fleet Upgrade Status - 2017

the 78J will be capable of LAX/SFO to the shorter asian destinations, but UA has increasingly based specific aircraft at specific hubs. for example, all international flying from LAX is now flown by the 789. combined with the range of the 78J, i think your guess is accurate: it'll be used for EWR/O...

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by boilerla
Wed May 10, 2017 4:51 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA Agent Canceled His Reservation Because He Filmed Her in Bag Dispute
Replies: 163
Views: 16800

Re: UA Agent Canceled His Reservation Because He Filmed Her in Bag Dispute

Yeah this is just somebody trying to make hay out of nothing. The guy was drunk. Very, very drunk. Not happy drunk. Imagine if he had been sat next to a passenger. Then we could be hearing from that passenger about how United sat him next to a drunk a**hat for a flight. People like to side with the ...

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