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by TWA772LR
Mon Jan 17, 2022 1:29 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Canary Islands-next tourist hotspot for North America?
Replies: 4
Views: 471

Re: Canary Islands-next tourist hotspot for North America?

I'm weary of these non-business expansions. At the end of the day all it is, is just using an aircraft that would ultimately be parked during covid. Don't get me wrong, I'd love to see them stick around, but I have my doubts for when business travel returns.

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by TWA772LR
Sun Jan 16, 2022 2:58 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing confirms higher gross weight 787-10
Replies: 244
Views: 38253

Re: Boeing confirms higher gross weight 787-10

Is this HGW bump going to be new-build only or can existing frames be upgraded?

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by TWA772LR
Sat Jan 15, 2022 11:31 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: ATP: Skip the Regional Jet Go Direct to the A320 & B737
Replies: 13
Views: 1548

Re: ATP: Skip the Regional Jet Go Direct to the A320 & B737

Heck what exactly do major airlines want from any pilot before they can join? Enough PIC turbojet time? And what’s the lowest average experience a major FO has? It's not really "requirements" as it is making you competitive. The big 4 plus FX and 5N are gonna take the creamer of the crop....

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by TWA772LR
Sat Jan 15, 2022 10:59 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Motorcycle storage near Dallas Ft. Worth Airport
Replies: 12
Views: 394

Re: Motorcycle storage near Dallas Ft. Worth Airport

I don't believe self storage has heat or electricity? There's quite a lot of places that are air conditioned. That's true. I don't know how many would allow a vehicle to be parked there for 4 consecutive months. https://i203.photobucket.com/albums/aa275/vludusan/Motorcycle%20Trip%20USA/114.jpg I do...

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by TWA772LR
Sat Jan 15, 2022 8:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Airlines Fleet Thread - 2022
Replies: 154
Views: 31640

Re: United Airlines Fleet Thread - 2022

I suspect its that and they have no pilots to fly these aircraft. Yes and no. FWIW, UAL is on what can only be described as an insane pilot hiring surge by historical and industry standards. Pilot hiring stopped when Covid hit in early 2020 but resumed in May 2021. During May-December 2021 UAL hire...

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by TWA772LR
Sat Jan 15, 2022 8:23 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Motorcycle storage near Dallas Ft. Worth Airport
Replies: 12
Views: 394

Re: Motorcycle storage near Dallas Ft. Worth Airport

NIKV69 wrote:
TWA772LR wrote:
A self storage facility would probably be the best bet.


I don't believe self storage has heat or electricity?

There's quite a lot of places that are air conditioned.

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by TWA772LR
Sat Jan 15, 2022 5:28 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Motorcycle storage near Dallas Ft. Worth Airport
Replies: 12
Views: 394

Re: Motorcycle storage near Dallas Ft. Worth Airport

A self storage facility would probably be the best bet.

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by TWA772LR
Thu Jan 13, 2022 10:59 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Why no US or Canada flights to San Andres Island?
Replies: 12
Views: 662

Re: Why no US or Canada flights to San Andres Island?

IAH wouldn't do bad neither. Probably being looked at by UA since the market has gone to beaches than business.

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by TWA772LR
Thu Jan 13, 2022 10:55 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Why no US or Canada flights to San Andres Island?
Replies: 12
Views: 662

Re: Why no US or Canada flights to San Andres Island?

IAH wouldn't do bad neither. Probably being looked at by UA since the market has gone to beaches than business.

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by TWA772LR
Thu Jan 13, 2022 10:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Airlines Network Thread - 2022
Replies: 174
Views: 39044

Re: United Airlines Network Thread - 2022

The shortest viable India route (I use "short" and "viable" very loosely!!) would be DEN-DEL, which has similar operating constraints to UA's most performance-intensive route, JNB-EWR. With that said, from a flow perspective, DEN-DEL would likely cannibalize traffic on ORD-DEL, ...

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by TWA772LR
Thu Jan 13, 2022 10:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Airlines Network Thread - 2022
Replies: 174
Views: 39044

Re: United Airlines Network Thread - 2022

Why does UA always treat DEN like the bastard child of its network. With the kind of traffic that DEN commands there should be a lot more international connections. Would love to see more transatlantic and atleast one nonstop Indian flight from DEN. The shortest viable India route (I use "shor...

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by TWA772LR
Thu Jan 13, 2022 9:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Airlines Fleet Thread - 2022
Replies: 154
Views: 31640

Re: United Airlines Fleet Thread - 2022

AAs 190 fleet was also only 20 strong which offered no economies of scale and the fleet was also designed for a much smaller pmUS. DL on the other hand had 80+ 717s and 100+MD80/90s to replace with the A220. Plus buying the larger of the family makes the smaller more economical to operate from an e...

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by TWA772LR
Wed Jan 12, 2022 10:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Airlines Fleet Thread - 2022
Replies: 154
Views: 31640

Re: United Airlines Fleet Thread - 2022

On the other hand, UA management already stated that a 100-seater didn't make sense for them and AA dumped their 100-seat E190s as well. Instead of acquiring a new plane UA doesn't want just to appease ALPA and (current) scope language, why not just let mainline pilots fly the additional E175s? Pil...

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by TWA772LR
Wed Jan 12, 2022 7:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United new Houston to Tel aviv route rumor
Replies: 5
Views: 1731

Re: United new Houston to Tel aviv route rumor

This has been a rumor with some teeth for a while. TLV gets quite a lot of daily pax from Houston and a lot fly on TK with the EU3 getting their share and they also fly up front. I also believe there were some significant oil/gas discoveries in the Med off of Israel so this flight does make sense.

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by TWA772LR
Tue Jan 11, 2022 7:23 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Airlines Network Thread - 2022
Replies: 174
Views: 39044

Re: United Airlines Network Thread - 2022

https://twitter.com/thepointsguy/status/1480610885701971974?s=21 United 787-10 will operate Chicago to Hawaii both Honolulu and Maui I think a poster eluded to this earlier. I know JayUA is not with us currently, but I'd be very, very interested to see the fuel burn numbers of the 787-10 versus the...

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by TWA772LR
Tue Jan 11, 2022 7:18 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Airlines Network Thread - 2022
Replies: 174
Views: 39044

Re: United Airlines Network Thread - 2022

Interesting tidbit on an article from Simple Flying (I know...). Most of the connecting pax on UAs SIN-SFO flight are going to Houston. This does explain why SQ flies SIN-MAN-IAH, formerly SIN-DME-IAH. I wonder how many of those customers are ultimately terminating in PER. https://simpleflying.com/u...

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by TWA772LR
Tue Jan 11, 2022 7:18 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Airlines Network Thread - 2022
Replies: 174
Views: 39044

Re: United Airlines Network Thread - 2022

I'm glad UA is doing something about their gate monitors. I find their current version the least user-friendly of the Big 4. The font is way too tiny and hard to read from a distance. As for VPS, I'm not surprised and I doubt they will be the last airline to reduce service there. I said this when a...

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by TWA772LR
Tue Jan 11, 2022 7:14 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Denver Aviation Thread - 2022
Replies: 95
Views: 12640

Re: Denver Aviation Thread - 2022

Where do they take out old train cars and put in the new ones? There is currently a pit (actual hole in the ground) past C con where the train cars at least undergo some maintenance. I'd imagine there's a spot past the main terminal too. I've also heard that the hole past C is where the station for...

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by TWA772LR
Tue Jan 11, 2022 7:12 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Houston (IAH/HOU) Aviation Thread - 2022
Replies: 29
Views: 3046

Re: Houston (IAH/HOU) Aviation Thread - 2022

Interesting tidbit on an article from Simple Flying (I know...). Most of the connecting pax on UAs SIN-SFO flight are going to Houston. This does explain why SQ flies SIN-MAN-IAH, formerly SIN-DME-IAH. I wonder how many of those customers are ultimately terminating in PER. https://simpleflying.com/u...

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by TWA772LR
Tue Jan 11, 2022 1:08 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: CVG Announcement 1/10/2022
Replies: 39
Views: 6595

Re: CVG Announcement 1/10/2022

masonh2479 wrote:
TWA772LR wrote:
masonh2479 wrote:
What a letdown...

M M M Mid....

What does that mean?

It's a TikTok trend. It means like mediocre/borderline let down.

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by TWA772LR
Mon Jan 10, 2022 11:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: CVG Announcement 1/10/2022
Replies: 39
Views: 6595

Re: CVG Announcement 1/10/2022

masonh2479 wrote:
CRJ200flyer wrote:

What a letdown...

M M M Mid....

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by TWA772LR
Mon Jan 10, 2022 10:45 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Are you ready for NFL playoffs!
Replies: 49
Views: 1528

Re: Are you ready for NFL playoffs!

I'd love to see the 9ers take it. I wouldn't mind AZ neither since most on my beloved Texans stars are there now. DeAndre deserves a ring!

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by TWA772LR
Mon Jan 10, 2022 10:42 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Are you ready for NFL playoffs!
Replies: 49
Views: 1528

Re: Are you ready for NFL playoffs!

I'd love to see the 9ers take it. I wouldn't mind AZ neither since most on my beloved Texans stars are there now. DeAndre deserves a ring!

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by TWA772LR
Mon Jan 10, 2022 10:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: KLM adds SAF to all flights departing AMS
Replies: 31
Views: 5650

Re: KLM adds SAF to all flights departing AMS

Outstanding win for the folks of Santa Fe, New Mexico ;)

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by TWA772LR
Mon Jan 10, 2022 8:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 757 pilots having fun
Replies: 50
Views: 11140

Re: 757 pilots having fun

I've seen a FX 757 at DEN take off on one of the east runways and turn to the west. It was already at 9000 before it left the western edge of the airport.

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by TWA772LR
Sun Jan 09, 2022 10:21 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Least known airlines you've flown on
Replies: 69
Views: 2345

Re: Least known airlines you've flown on

Pretty sure the average American traveller has never heard of City Jet. I flew an ARJ of theirs on behalf of Aer Lingus. Believe it or not, there are still a few non-american users here. For a German like me CityJet is quite well known, just like Juneyao (they have almost daily flights between my h...

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by TWA772LR
Sun Jan 09, 2022 8:54 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Least known airlines you've flown on
Replies: 69
Views: 2345

Re: Least known airlines you've flown on

Pretty sure the average American traveller has never heard of City Jet. I flew an ARJ of theirs on behalf of Aer Lingus.

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by TWA772LR
Sat Jan 08, 2022 2:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Airlines Network Thread - 2022
Replies: 174
Views: 39044

Re: United Airlines Network Thread - 2022

This is an german article about planned routes with the A321XLR. Chief of Network Planinng says the XLRs will fly to Europe and South America exclusively. Next to replacing airplanes on existing routes they will open up many new routes. A few XLRs will be delivered in 2024, with huge numbers of del...

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by TWA772LR
Sat Jan 08, 2022 6:05 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: One a time landed or Took off airport you've flown to
Replies: 52
Views: 1994

Re: One a time landed or Took off airport you've flown to

Only taken off from ONT, MYR and GPT.

I've either landed or taken off (can't remember, I was like 3) at BNA. Back in the 90s.

Also only landed at MSY and LCY.

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LAXintl wrote:

Speed tape ;)

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by TWA772LR
Sat Jan 08, 2022 4:17 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Airlines Fleet Thread - 2022
Replies: 154
Views: 31640

Re: United Airlines Fleet Thread - 2022

This may be beating a dead horse, but the rumored 787-10HGW looks like a perfect 77E replacement. It could probably be bought in numbers great enough to cancel their A350 orders, albeit the engine contract may force them into getting RR. Not advantageous, but it would be a large fleet anyway, and p...

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by TWA772LR
Sat Jan 08, 2022 3:28 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Airlines Fleet Thread - 2022
Replies: 154
Views: 31640

Re: United Airlines Fleet Thread - 2022

I think this might've been over in the network thread (and then been deleted because it's not network). CraigAnderson yesterday found this Executive Traveler interview about the 321XLR . There's since been some discussion about 321XLR configuration on One Mile At A Time : ⋅ Will get a new...

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by TWA772LR
Sat Jan 08, 2022 12:03 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Airlines Fleet Thread - 2022
Replies: 154
Views: 31640

Re: United Airlines Fleet Thread - 2022

I think this might've been over in the network thread (and then been deleted because it's not network). CraigAnderson yesterday found this Executive Traveler interview about the 321XLR . There's since been some discussion about 321XLR configuration on One Mile At A Time : ⋅ Will get a new...

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by TWA772LR
Fri Jan 07, 2022 8:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Airlines Fleet Thread - 2022
Replies: 154
Views: 31640

Re: United Airlines Fleet Thread - 2022

This may be beating a dead horse, but the rumored 787-10HGW looks like a perfect 77E replacement. It could probably be bought in numbers great enough to cancel their A350 orders, albeit the engine contract may force them into getting RR. Not advantageous, but it would be a large fleet anyway, and p...

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by TWA772LR
Wed Jan 05, 2022 10:25 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: COVID-19 Non Aviation Thread - Q1 2022
Replies: 277
Views: 12018

Re: COVID-19 Non Aviation Thread - Q1 2022

It's clear that humanity has lost the battle to contain and eradicate covid in a timely manner and this disease will be endemic. That said, when will it be treated as such and we can stop having lockdowns and new restrictions everytime a new variant appears? I would definitely love to get back to no...

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by TWA772LR
Wed Jan 05, 2022 10:20 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Do you check a bag for leisure travel?
Replies: 27
Views: 1640

Re: Do you check a bag for leisure travel?

No... I am a true a.netter, and when I go on vacation it is usually no more than 2 nights because I am on a trip to fly some obscure airlines or aircraft types. Time at a new airport should be spent exploring the airport, not waiting in a queue Bag fees for all those flight sectors quickly add up I...

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by TWA772LR
Wed Jan 05, 2022 6:20 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Seasonal flights between US and Europe winter only
Replies: 36
Views: 5158

Re: Seasonal flights between US and Europe winter only

I'd love a seasonal service to the major ski spots in Europe. That'd be awesome!

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by TWA772LR
Tue Jan 04, 2022 12:53 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Denver Aviation Thread - 2022
Replies: 95
Views: 12640

Re: Denver Aviation Thread - 2022

Ok well you just keep saying that, what you talking about I just looked up UA and westbound is 7 hours and 25 minutes and 7 hours and 50 minutes to LIH UAL's flights are on 777s, 767s and 757s; at 737 cruise speeds, it would be longer and probably close to 8 hours. Having said that, I suspect that ...

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by TWA772LR
Mon Jan 03, 2022 10:32 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: A350 and only 1 pilot for a commercial flight
Replies: 13
Views: 1196

Re: A350 and only 1 pilot for a commercial flight

Fly a US airline. Always 2 people in the cockpit on any flight at all times.

I thought the EU required (or at least the airlines changed their policies) 2 in the cockpit after Andreas Lubitz?

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by TWA772LR
Mon Jan 03, 2022 3:13 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Vancouver’s Pacific Coastal suspends flights due to omicron
Replies: 11
Views: 2423

Re: Vancouver’s Pacific Coastal suspends flights due to omicron

32andBelow wrote:
FlyingElvii wrote:
No dispatchers, no flights....

Can’t pilots file their own flight plans? Especially at a small airline like that

Pilots doing stuff? Lol

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by TWA772LR
Sun Jan 02, 2022 11:40 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Underrated and overrated airliners?
Replies: 25
Views: 1880

Re: Underrated and overrated airliners?

Underated:
747-8 I know everyone likes it for the looks but from a pax standpoint it was very quiet and a smooth ride. My favorite hands down.

Overrated:
Emb 170/175 Nice little planes but very loud, IMO.

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by TWA772LR
Sat Jan 01, 2022 6:34 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Airlines Network Thread - 2022
Replies: 174
Views: 39044

Re: United Airlines Network Thread - 2022

N292UX wrote:
https://flightaware.com/live/flight/UAL200/history/20211231/2310Z/PGUM/PHNL
Interesting thing I saw today. UA 200 (773) took off from Guam on Jan. 1 2022, and landed in Honolulu on December 31, 2021.

Come on flight aware, we all know it was really operated by the DeLorean.

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by TWA772LR
Sat Jan 01, 2022 5:52 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Airlines Network Thread - 2022
Replies: 174
Views: 39044

Re: United Airlines Network Thread - 2022

IAH-GYE will more than likely happen. It was done on CO not too many moons ago. DEN-AMS is one I want to see, personally. And I think UA could stand to make SFO/LAX-BNE happen, as well as IAH-CDG come back. The later they can use as "the gateway to the southwest" for the likes of AUS, SAT...

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by TWA772LR
Sat Jan 01, 2022 4:29 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Airlines Network Thread - 2022
Replies: 174
Views: 39044

Re: United Airlines Network Thread - 2022

IAH-GYE will more than likely happen. It was done on CO not too many moons ago. DEN-AMS is one I want to see, personally. And I think UA could stand to make SFO/LAX-BNE happen, as well as IAH-CDG come back. The later they can use as "the gateway to the southwest" for the likes of AUS, SAT ...

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by TWA772LR
Sat Jan 01, 2022 4:22 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Airlines Fleet Thread - 2022
Replies: 154
Views: 31640

Re: United Airlines Fleet Thread - 2022

Maybe this will be the year that they finally discard that 45-strong 359 order... I would predict the A359s order may be 'silently' removed as a trade off for more A321neos and A321XLRs later this year. Although in slight seriousness, I can see the A359 order become the new VS A380 order (or the re...

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by TWA772LR
Sat Jan 01, 2022 2:12 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Hawaiian 717 retirement ideas
Replies: 41
Views: 3036

Re: Hawaiian 717 retirement ideas

Since it seems like the Spacejet isn't happening, how about the 175E2?

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by TWA772LR
Fri Dec 31, 2021 9:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Denver Aviation Thread - 2022
Replies: 95
Views: 12640

Re: Denver Aviation Thread - 2022

CRP would be an interesting, and welcome, add in my eyes. I also agree TK will be the most likely foreign carrier, with EI and EK as wild cards. But the city really needs to expand their FIS and add more international gates first. Or add an FIS to B con for UAs sole use. As for JFK, UA has mentioned...

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by TWA772LR
Wed Dec 22, 2021 2:07 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet, Network, and Discussion Thread - Q4 2021
Replies: 1586
Views: 276345

Re: United Fleet, Network, and Discussion Thread - Q4 2021

But if connections within the SE arent worth pursuing, there really isnt a need to set up a hub. All UA would need to do is add capacity to existing hubs. Id imagine that not having a hub in the Southeast goes hand in hand with having the least connectivity to the region. The best geographically pl...

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by TWA772LR
Tue Dec 21, 2021 10:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet, Network, and Discussion Thread - Q4 2021
Replies: 1586
Views: 276345

Re: United Fleet, Network, and Discussion Thread - Q4 2021

They definitely lag in the SE, but there is no viable alternative for intra-Southeast traffic. Delta and American have the two hubs that really do that job well. I suppose RDU could be turned into one but it’s on the edge of that region. BNA is too far north and west. Nothing in Florida would work....

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by TWA772LR
Tue Dec 21, 2021 12:21 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Very basic question for pilots: How do airliners slow down when they are already at flight idle?
Replies: 31
Views: 3037

Re: Very basic question for pilots: How do airliners slow down when they are already at flight idle?

Hold down the clutch and let it coast if manual. Drop down a gear and take your hand off the throttle if automatic. ;)

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