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by United787
Tue Aug 20, 2019 1:36 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Unaccompanied Minor Rules 1977
Replies: 7
Views: 643

Unaccompanied Minor Rules 1977

So, when I was 4 years old, I think about March 1977, I flew ORD-FLL to visit my grandmother. My mom just had her 4th kid and so I was shipped off ;) I had always thought I traveled with a cousin of my dads but my mom now says that was only on the way back. She is now telling me she took me to the g...

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by United787
Mon Aug 19, 2019 3:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: IAD Airport finally bounces back
Replies: 41
Views: 7000

Re: IAD Airport finally bounces back

I am excited to see IAD come into it's own. But I think UA could do a lot more, especially with connecting traffic. Even connections from ORD is sparse as there are only 6 flights daily ORD-IAD and 3 of the flights arrive in the late evening, too late for most connections to international flights. M...

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by United787
Sat Aug 17, 2019 1:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: ORD "People Mover" Shutdown Causing Headaches
Replies: 46
Views: 9306

Re: ORD "People Mover" Shutdown Causing Headaches

muralir wrote:
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THANK YOU muralir. It does get tiresome.

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by United787
Thu Aug 08, 2019 1:57 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet/Network Thread - 2019
Replies: 2068
Views: 362125

Re: United Fleet/Network Thread - 2019

Why hasn't ORD seen new long haul routes in recent years? Also, why no 787's at ORD and will this change? ORD and especially UA are very tight on gates so until the O'Hare 21 project starts creating a net increase in gates, I don't believe UA will be expanding much at ORD :( and that is a few years...

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by United787
Thu Aug 01, 2019 7:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL closing NRT. Suspends NRT-SIN, Announces ICN-MNL
Replies: 266
Views: 41911

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

Question: Does UA and DL lose their 5th freedom rights through NRT if they are unused?

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by United787
Thu Aug 01, 2019 7:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL closing NRT. Suspends NRT-SIN, Announces ICN-MNL
Replies: 266
Views: 41911

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

DL wants to fly as little as possible with its own metal and instead use partners to fly beyond only the largest business markets. That seems to be the idea, but are not HKG and SIN considered to be a couple of the world's largest business markets? There are pros and cons to having hubs at secondar...

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by United787
Sun Jul 28, 2019 12:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Chicago spent billions and possible broken promises on O'Hare Airport's expansion plan?
Replies: 22
Views: 5221

Re: Chicago spent billions and possible broken promises on O'Hare Airport's expansion plan?

The article is completely garbage. Not worth the bytes it is written on.

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by United787
Sun Jul 28, 2019 4:18 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Chicago Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 720
Views: 115570

Re: Chicago Aviation Thread - 2019

Good article on all the problems that plague ORD. While there is some head scratching (ie. replacing the international terminal?!) a lot of the article hits the mark on why the airport is so inefficient and why the "Chicago way" is alive and well. https://projects.bettergov.org/2019/ohare...

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by United787
Thu Jul 11, 2019 7:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Atlanta Mayor OK's Smoking Ban at ATL
Replies: 189
Views: 13697

Re: Atlanta Mayor OK's Smoking Ban at ATL

To me the rooms always did a pretty good job keeping the smoke in. What I didn't care for was having to sit next to somebody on a flight who was obviously just smoking in the room. It's one thing for somebody to have a smoke outside and have a ligth odor to them. But somebody who was smoke soaked i...

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by United787
Wed Jul 10, 2019 7:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Chicago Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 720
Views: 115570

Re: Chicago Aviation Thread - 2019

You’re right, I totally forgot we are dealing with experts who have a proven track record of success and have delivered numerous projects of this magnitude on time and under budget. Who am I to be skeptical? After all, they have done a fantastic job on the new ATS, it’s really smooth ridi....... oh...

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by United787
Wed Jun 26, 2019 6:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: ORD "People Mover" Shutdown Causing Headaches
Replies: 46
Views: 9306

Re: ORD "People Mover" Shutdown Causing Headaches

The whole thing is embarrassing as a Chicagoan. Hopefully this will be a good lesson for the bigger T2 "Global Terminal" redevelopment...

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by United787
Wed Jun 26, 2019 4:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: B6 to start JFK-PTP
Replies: 61
Views: 8492

Re: B6 to start JFK-PTP

PTP is one of my fav small airports and Terre-de-Haut, Guadeloupe is a hidden gem... wish this flight was coming from ORD. Congrats to all!

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by United787
Wed Jun 26, 2019 3:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: B6 to start JFK-PTP
Replies: 61
Views: 8492

Re: B6 to start JFK-PTP

PTP is one of my fav small airports and Terre-de-Haut, Guadeloupe is a hidden gem... wish this flight was coming from ORD. Congrats to all!

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by United787
Tue Jun 25, 2019 7:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AC Passenger left on plane at remote stand at YYZ
Replies: 128
Views: 19308

Re: AC Passenger left on plane at remote stand at YYZ

Excellent summary FlyHappy! BTW, this is completely believable. This happens on Chicago CTA trains every so often. Someone falls asleep and wakes up and the train is in the train yard or worse, in the maintenance shop hoisted up in the air. If it can happen on a CTA train where the seats are far les...

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by United787
Fri Jun 21, 2019 3:55 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Chicago Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 720
Views: 115570

Re: Chicago Aviation Thread - 2019

http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/brea ... story.html

Article on the people mover saga, shocking and embarrassing!
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http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/brea ... story.html

Article on the people mover saga, shocking and embarrassing!

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by United787
Thu Jun 20, 2019 7:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet/Network Thread - 2019
Replies: 2068
Views: 362125

Re: United Fleet/Network Thread - 2019

First off, I hate the United Fleet/Network threads were combined this year. Yes, there is some cross over conversation but for the most part the conversations are separate. Please Please Please separate these for Q3... Secondly, I would think that with jet fuel becoming the majority of airlines cost...

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by United787
Mon Jun 17, 2019 7:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 5 Years Later, When Will They Find MH370?
Replies: 94
Views: 16761

Re: 5 Years Later, When Will They Find MH370?

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/ALM_Flight_980

Amazing I never heard of that flight. Looks like ocean landings are possible, to some degree...
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https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/ALM_Flight_980

Amazing I never heard of that flight. Looks like ocean landings are possible, to some degree...

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by United787
Mon Jun 10, 2019 9:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Helicopter crashed into building in Manhattan
Replies: 38
Views: 9867

Re: Updated: Helicopter crashed into building in Manhattan

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There isn't much left of the helicopter. The fire must have been significant.

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by United787
Mon Jun 10, 2019 7:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Chicago Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 720
Views: 115570

Re: Chicago Aviation Thread - 2019

1) Routes that have a tourism or business development purpose: build the market and demonstrate to other carriers that it is viable, and then leave it to them (BOS, IAD, ATL, IAH, ORD, and virtually every other US city now with non-stops on a foreign carrier). DEN falls into this category as well T...

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by United787
Wed May 22, 2019 1:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA191 40 Year Anniversary coming up
Replies: 155
Views: 19055

Re: AA191 40 Year Anniversary coming up

I believe this is the article you are referring to: http://www.chicagomag.com/Chicago-Magazine/May-2019/The-Ghosts-of-Flight-191/ Those photos are even more chilling than the other ones, especially the one showing the moment the plane contacts the ground :( https://www.chicagomag.com/images/2019/05...

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by United787
Tue May 21, 2019 4:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA191 40 Year Anniversary coming up
Replies: 155
Views: 19055

Re: AA191 40 Year Anniversary coming up

Even though I was only 6 when this accident happened, I remember it clearly, probably more so living in Chicago. I remember the accident making me afraid my parents would never return when leaving town. Also made me nervous to fly a DC-10 until AA and UA finally retired them.

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by United787
Mon May 20, 2019 2:28 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Will UA, DL and AA ever return to the Middle East?
Replies: 47
Views: 6007

Re: Will UA, DL and AA ever return to the Middle East?

The UA service into the Gulf was based on having a US government contract to fill the back of the plane—that’s why it was out of IAD. Once that went to another carrier they left. :checkmark: My wife flew on UA's flights to the Gulf numerous times while military operations were going strong in Iraq ...

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by United787
Fri May 17, 2019 4:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Chicago Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 720
Views: 115570

Re: Chicago Aviation Thread - 2019

Any word on the ATS reopening date? Has anyone seen them test the new system? No concrete information but I did see some of the new trains sitting at the T5 station a couple of weeks ago so I’m guessing they are doing some limited testing? I was at ORD an Monday and saw an empty train running north...

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by United787
Wed May 15, 2019 6:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Airlines "Evolution" to Globe Livery released
Replies: 1792
Views: 362781

Re: United Airlines "Evolution" to Globe Livery released

Why on Earth would UA go ahead and paint one aircraft and unveil this new livery when they knew they wouldn't be able to paint anymore planes until the MAX issues are solved? It takes the all the wind out of their PR/marketing sails. This is just like when they introduced Polaris and then couldn't i...

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by United787
Wed May 15, 2019 2:10 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: JFK TWA Terminal to turn into a hotel
Replies: 87
Views: 7746

Re: JFK Finally has its own Hotel!

Great addition to JFK! Looking forward to seeing finished photos of the amenities...

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by United787
Sat May 11, 2019 4:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Chicago Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 720
Views: 115570

Re: Chicago Aviation Thread - 2019

Where even is Peotone? In the middle of a bunch of cornfields. WAAAY far south of the city. Spoken like a true northsider who thinks the state ends at I-80 http://i63.tinypic.com/2qmkapk.png But Rockford is the solution, right? I am a true northsider but having gone to school in Champaign, I can ap...

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by United787
Tue May 07, 2019 1:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Chicago Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 720
Views: 115570

Re: Chicago Aviation Thread - 2019

I just wrote the governor asking him to not waste any money at Peotone.

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by United787
Mon May 06, 2019 2:08 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Chicago Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 720
Views: 115570

Re: Chicago Aviation Thread - 2019

yeogeo wrote:
American starts its daily flight to Athens from O'Hare this evening: AA160 departs at 5:35pm for its 10 & 1/2 hour flight on the 788.


Congrats to AA, ORD and ATH! I might have to take this flight next summer.

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by United787
Fri May 03, 2019 6:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Chicago Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 720
Views: 115570

Re: Chicago Aviation Thread - 2019

I was just looking at the new aerial of ORD on Google and wondering how the new deicing pad would work (or not) with a western terminal or is it assumed that won't happen anymore? Putting aside my opinions on the impracticality of a western terminal, I wonder if the deicing pad makes it more difficu...

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by United787
Fri May 03, 2019 4:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United expansion in FRA
Replies: 19
Views: 5323

Re: United expansion in FRA

United launched its new DEN-FRA service, being its sixth destination in FRA and fly from five main hubs SFO, EWR, ORD, IAH and IAD with more than 9 daily flights, has a chance to launch LAX-FRA? would falter that route to complete the seven hubs of UA this would be the third strongest destination o...

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by United787
Wed May 01, 2019 6:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: O’Hare Redesign and Midway
Replies: 53
Views: 8873

Re: O’Hare Redesign and Midway

I would beg to differ about MDW being a beautiful airport. It's functional, but beautiful isn't what I would call it. I was pretty underwhelmed as a connecting pax at the lack of food options and seating at the gate area. Point taken on the beautiful. But I would say clean, modern and very pleasant...

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by United787
Wed May 01, 2019 6:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Chicago Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 720
Views: 115570

Re: Chicago Aviation Thread - 2019

Here's some fun reading... https://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2019/05/01/2019-08862/notice-of-submission-deadline-for-schedule-information-for-john-f-kennedy-international-airport-los So, please correct my William Barr summary but sounds like the FAA is temporarily suspending ORD's Level 2 c...

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by United787
Wed May 01, 2019 2:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: O’Hare Redesign and Midway
Replies: 53
Views: 8873

Re: O’Hare Redesign and Midway

The only real way to make closing MDW work would be to either bulldoze a bunch around ORD and basically make a new LAX there (not happening) You realize that is what they just did at ORD over the past 15 years? Acres and acres of land were acquired, neighborhoods were demolished, cemeteries relocat...

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by United787
Tue Apr 30, 2019 7:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: O’Hare Redesign and Midway
Replies: 53
Views: 8873

Re: O’Hare Redesign and Midway

South siders prefer it. North and west suburbs and the city seem to prefer ORD. This is absolutely not true. A HUGE portion of WN traffic is well-to-do Northside city folks and even North and West suburbanites that love WN and always fly them. By the way, even if you live on the north side near the...

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by United787
Tue Apr 30, 2019 3:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: O’Hare Redesign and Midway
Replies: 53
Views: 8873

Re: O’Hare Redesign and Midway

Responding to the original question: Now that OMP (O'Hare Modernization Program) is almost done, the problem with ORD has shifted from a runway capacity problem to a significant gate shortage. I don't think the ORD 21 program will provide relief through a net gain in gates for probably 5 years. And ...

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by United787
Mon Apr 29, 2019 5:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Airlines could return to Tel Aviv (TLV)?
Replies: 52
Views: 8443

Re: American Airlines could return to Tel Aviv (TLV)?

still hoping for ORD-TLV---- Well wait no longer. https://www.chicagotribune.com/business/ct-biz-nonstop-flights-israel-chicago-20190319-story.html El Al Israel Airlines will fly between Chicago and Ben Gurion Airport near Tel Aviv three times per week starting in March 2020, with flights departing...

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by United787
Thu Apr 25, 2019 7:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet Repaint Thread
Replies: 43
Views: 7498

Re: United Fleet Repaint Thread

Hard to believe but I started the thread the last time UA started to repaint their aircraft for the "blue rising" livery ... Jesus I am getting old... glad to see a young lad pick up the torch ;)

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by United787
Thu Apr 25, 2019 6:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Chicago Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 720
Views: 115570

Re: Chicago Aviation Thread - 2019

While I'm sure many of you have seen pictures more recent, the standard (non-globe) aerial photograph that Google Maps uses has been updated at Ohare. De-icing facility had started to take shape as well as 9C-27C. Perusing is always fun for those of us who don't get to Ohare all that often. Thank y...

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by United787
Thu Apr 25, 2019 1:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet/Network Thread - 2019
Replies: 2068
Views: 362125

Re: United Fleet/Network Thread - 2019

Although it would seem to make sense to do C/D checks or Polaris retrofits at the same time as painting, I don't believe they could be done concurrently or they aren't even set up to do them at the same location. Watch the United repainting video to get an idea of how involved it is, I couldn't imag...

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by United787
Thu Apr 25, 2019 2:43 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Airlines "Evolution" to Globe Livery released
Replies: 1792
Views: 362781

Re: United Airlines "Evolution" to Globe Livery released

Here is a pic of it out in daylight at ORD before its flight to LAX, found this on instagram feed, and I gotta say when its from the side and out in the open, looks sleek and the blues really work together, represents United well. https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/33814569678_1ccdd2353c_b.jpg I a...

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by United787
Wed Apr 24, 2019 5:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Airlines "Evolution" to Globe Livery released
Replies: 1792
Views: 362781

Re: United Airlines "Evolution" to Globe Livery released

Isn't the reveal supposed to be happening at Noon CT?

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by United787
Wed Apr 24, 2019 2:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Airlines "Evolution" to Globe Livery released
Replies: 1792
Views: 362781

Re: United Airlines "Evolution" to Globe Livery released

The spacing between the swoop of blue line and the swoop of the gray belly seems to vary... is that 1) intended 2) sloppy mistake or 3) an illusion due to the shape of the airplane. If #1, it isn’t enough to look intended, should be exaggerated more...

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by United787
Wed Apr 24, 2019 1:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Airlines "Evolution" to Globe Livery released
Replies: 1792
Views: 362781

Re: United Airlines "Evolution" to Globe Livery released

I have mixed feelings. It certainly met the expectations set by Oscar. I was hoping for something more. I think those that summarized this saying this should have been the livery at the time of the merger nailed it. 10 years later, this should be an evolution to something better. All that said, I li...

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by United787
Tue Apr 23, 2019 5:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Asiana Airlines in huge financial trouble
Replies: 143
Views: 45641

Re: Asiana Airlines in huge financial trouble

Don't think the average consumer even remembers the crash. I would disagree. Asiana was the biggest plane to crash in the US in 20 years (AA 587). And the takeaway for the average consumer is that was pilot error. Plus, I don't think people travelling to Korea from the US are average consumers and ...

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by United787
Tue Apr 23, 2019 4:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Chicago Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 720
Views: 115570

Re: Chicago Aviation Thread - 2019

Asiana is suspending ICN-ORD as of October 29, 2019. Source: https://www.airliners.net/forum/viewtopic.php?p=21301603#p21301603 Has this flight gone seasonal before? Wonder if it will come back? Wonder if UA will take the opportunity and start ORD-ICN with a 787? I doubt it since they are short gate...

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by United787
Tue Apr 23, 2019 12:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Asiana Airlines in huge financial trouble
Replies: 143
Views: 45641

Re: Asiana Airlines in huge financial trouble

ORD? Maybe UA can use that as an opportunity to start ORD-ICN? Also, wondering if their SFO crash plays into their financial woes? I still can’t get over the fact they crashed a perfectly good working airplane in broad daylight in excellent weather. And then seemed to blame Boeing rather than use it...

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by United787
Fri Apr 12, 2019 4:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta announces reduction in recline on A320 fleet
Replies: 176
Views: 20690

Re: Major US carrier announces reduction in Recline

I love the reaction on this thread. If UA announced this, the reaction would 180 degrees opposite.

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by United787
Thu Apr 11, 2019 1:14 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United starting IAD-RSW/SRQ, extending MIA
Replies: 10
Views: 2290

Re: United starting IAD-RSW/SRQ, extending MIA

I am surprised that UA didn't already fly IAD-RSW. UA has two ORD-RSW flights daily in winter and has for years. Is it because SW Florida is more of a Midwestern destination?

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