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by TWA772LR
Sat Jul 24, 2021 10:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet, Network, and Discussion Thread - Q3 2021
Replies: 375
Views: 74926

Re: United Fleet, Network, and Discussion Thread - Q3 2021

I know that DEN was mentioned earlier in the thread but I was wondering what are some possible international routes that UA could try from DEN. CDG seems logical but I read in sone art UA while back that AKL was considered as a possibility. AKL obviously won’t happen anytime soon with the travel re...

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by TWA772LR
Fri Jul 23, 2021 8:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet, Network, and Discussion Thread - Q3 2021
Replies: 375
Views: 74926

Re: United Fleet, Network, and Discussion Thread - Q3 2021

I'd like to see SFO/LAX-BNE, IAH-MVD/Cuzco/HKG/PVG/LOS, SFO-MEM/GRU, IAD-AKL/JNB/BDA/BER, ORD-BER, and a return of EWR to the dropped Scandinavian routes as well as HEL. There's no way new trans-Pac routes get launched next summer when Nocella et. al. are communicating many pre-COVID trans-Pac rout...

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by TWA772LR
Fri Jul 23, 2021 7:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet, Network, and Discussion Thread - Q3 2021
Replies: 375
Views: 74926

Re: United Fleet, Network, and Discussion Thread - Q3 2021

I'm waiting with my list of flights I 'd like to see United try in spring/summer of 2022 even if only for one season. I know they all won't happened but I would like to see. IAH-CDG, IAH-FCO, LAX-FRA, LAX-TLV, DEN-AMS, DEN-CDG, ORD-BCN, ORD-ATH, EWR-NCE, EWR-PMO, IAD-VIE, (crazy as this may sound m...

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by TWA772LR
Thu Jul 22, 2021 2:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: "CO2 Emissions Would Fall 34% If Every Fleet Was As Young As Wizz Air’s"
Replies: 55
Views: 4396

Re: "CO2 Emissions Would Fall 34% If Every Fleet Was As Young As Wizz Air’s"

A new A321 packed with people to the exit limit is pretty much as clean as it gets for cost and emissions per passenger mile.

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by TWA772LR
Wed Jul 21, 2021 4:08 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Unusual routes/destinations
Replies: 28
Views: 1369

Re: Unusual routes/destinations

Well, it's entirely subject as what made sense back then - might not make sense at all looking at it from the prospective of 2021. This TWA route map from 1994 comes to mind. http://www.departedflights.com/TW070194.html That TW route map actually isn't unreasonable given the aircraft at the time an...

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by TWA772LR
Wed Jul 21, 2021 12:05 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Jeff Bezos and brother to fly on first Blue Origin flight
Replies: 67
Views: 4400

Re: Jeff Bezos and brother to fly on first Blue Origin flight

I think the main issue with Bezos is that a good portion of his employees work in absolutely terrible conditions with terrible pay and benefits, and extremely high turnover as a result. There are all the stories like working in a position that’s a 10 minute walk from the bathroom, and only given 15...

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by TWA772LR
Wed Jul 21, 2021 12:03 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Jeff Bezos and brother to fly on first Blue Origin flight
Replies: 67
Views: 4400

Re: Jeff Bezos and brother to fly on first Blue Origin flight

I think the main issue with Bezos is that a good portion of his employees work in absolutely terrible conditions with terrible pay and benefits, and extremely high turnover as a result. There are all the stories like working in a position that’s a 10 minute walk from the bathroom, and only given 15...

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by TWA772LR
Tue Jul 20, 2021 9:55 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: What Is it? Old Luggage Container?
Replies: 9
Views: 1252

Re: What Is it? Old Luggage Container?

CP had DC8s, which were container loaded from below the plane with some kind of mechanized system from within the plane. Maybe it's special for the 8?

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by TWA772LR
Tue Jul 20, 2021 5:23 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet, Network, and Discussion Thread - Q3 2021
Replies: 375
Views: 74926

Re: United Fleet, Network, and Discussion Thread - Q3 2021

Used 737's are included in the data sets as we are actively receiving them. However some (not all) of the used 737 are going back to SWA too. Any idea why UA decided not to take all the ex-WN 73Gs? None of the 19 B73Gs are going back to WN. They were all ex-AirTran jets leased from GECAS. UA bought...

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by TWA772LR
Mon Jul 19, 2021 3:29 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Minimum seat pitch
Replies: 31
Views: 4650

Re: Minimum seat pitch

zuckie13 wrote:
Sorry, couldn't stop laughing - you implied congress could do something -

You're right. How silly of me!

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by TWA772LR
Sun Jul 18, 2021 11:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Minimum seat pitch
Replies: 31
Views: 4650

Re: Minimum seat pitch

While comfort is nice, I still think it's based off of the capacity as allowed by the number of exits. Aviation authorities can reduce the number of people per exit to artificially increase/impose a minimum pitch, which is pretty much in place allowing 28 inches on a 737 or 320. But then the airlin...

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by TWA772LR
Sun Jul 18, 2021 5:56 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: YouGov Poll Finds 66% Of Southern Republicans In Favor Of Seceding From USA
Replies: 68
Views: 3378

Re: YouGov Poll Finds 66% Of Southern Republicans In Favor Of Seceding From USA

Let me clarify, Once the big GDP state leaves the union, will no longer will access to other states' taxes, its economy will be right sized. It is the concentrated spending of union's collective economic power made their GDP bigger, no on their own. Doesn't Texas take more in federal money than it ...

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by TWA772LR
Sun Jul 18, 2021 5:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Minimum seat pitch
Replies: 31
Views: 4650

Re: Minimum seat pitch

While comfort is nice, I still think it's based off of the capacity as allowed by the number of exits. Aviation authorities can reduce the number of people per exit to artificially increase/impose a minimum pitch, which is pretty much in place allowing 28 inches on a 737 or 320. But then the airline...

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by TWA772LR
Sun Jul 18, 2021 6:24 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: YouGov Poll Finds 66% Of Southern Republicans In Favor Of Seceding From USA
Replies: 68
Views: 3378

Re: YouGov Poll Finds 66% Of Southern Republicans In Favor Of Seceding From USA

In my unexepert opinion the only states that can make a Supreme Court case for leaving the United States should be Texas (a sovereign nation admitted via treaty in 1845) and Hawaii (a sovereign nation that was admitted as a territory after a coup supported by mainlanders and field by corporate greed...

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by TWA772LR
Sun Jul 18, 2021 5:35 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: TWA 800 lost 25 years ago July 17, 1996
Replies: 48
Views: 6757

Re: TWA 800 lost 25 years ago July 17, 1996

Katherine Lychner, daughter of former TWA FA Pamela Lychner, former TWA FA Shannon Lychner, daughter of former TWA FA A Texas state jail near the neighborhood I grew up in outside Houston is named after Pamela. Turned out she was a victims rights advocate and was a big supporter of the federal sex ...

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by TWA772LR
Mon Jul 12, 2021 4:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Breeze International RFP
Replies: 24
Views: 4336

Breeze International RFP

https://runwaygirlnetwork.com/2021/07/1 ... nal-a220s/
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Breeze is looking to expand outside of the US with the A220. Per the article below, they're looking at the Americas, Caribbean, and even western Europe.

https://runwaygirlnetwork.com/2021/07/1 ... nal-a220s/

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by TWA772LR
Tue Jul 06, 2021 7:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet, Network, and Discussion Thread - Q3 2021
Replies: 375
Views: 74926

Re: United Fleet, Network, and Discussion Thread - Q3 2021

United suspended quite a large number of international routes for September and part of October: Denver - Tokyo Narita Honolulu - Tokyo Narita Houston - Rio de Janeiro Houston - Tokyo Narita Los Angeles - Melbourne Los Angeles - Tokyo Haneda Newark - Lima Newark - Shanghai Newark - Tokyo Haneda San...

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by TWA772LR
Thu Jul 01, 2021 3:20 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: United confirms order for 200 737MAX and 70 A321neo
Replies: 925
Views: 155613

Re: Updated: United confirms order for 200 737MAX and 70 A321neo

An A350 seems like overkill for most routes UA uses the 77E on. It just isn't needed for routes like IAD-MUC. The can just have multiple configurations for 787's depending on J demand. That's not normally a 777 route.. the 787s will eventually replace the 767s and be the backbone of the Atlantic fl...

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by TWA772LR
Thu Jul 01, 2021 3:17 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Trump Calls For Firing/Resignation of JCS Chairman Milley
Replies: 21
Views: 1293

Re: Trump Calls For Firing/Resignation of JCS Chairman Milley

Wow, a guy with no legitimacy calling out another guy with no legitimacy. Both have proven they are traitors to this nation and the rule of law and must be punished accordingly. Russia and China are having a field day with this mess. The JCS chairman is a 'traitor'? That is a massive charge. Care t...

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by TWA772LR
Wed Jun 30, 2021 7:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: United confirms order for 200 737MAX and 70 A321neo
Replies: 925
Views: 155613

Re: Updated: United confirms order for 200 737MAX and 70 A321neo

I think part of the logic is that they're looking to expand premium seating (everything above economy) by 75%. That's where the MAX 10 makes sense. While I agree with the logic of more premium space, I see three more factors: 1. Relatively low added cost per flight -8 to -10. If for even part of th...

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by TWA772LR
Fri Jun 25, 2021 9:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: United confirms order for 200 737MAX and 70 A321neo
Replies: 925
Views: 155613

Re: United Airlines in advanced talks on purchasing 100-150 737MAX

I really hope there will be an A220 order, but I highly doubt it. The reason is that Airbus has a backlog of 500+ orders on the A220, and even with a ramped up production there will not be any delivery slots for years. Meaning there is no reason for Airbus to offer a great deal on the type. Unless ...

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by TWA772LR
Fri Jun 25, 2021 4:53 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: United confirms order for 200 737MAX and 70 A321neo
Replies: 925
Views: 155613

Re: United Airlines in advanced talks on purchasing 100-150 737MAX

par13del wrote:
If UA were to operate A220's would they be flown by mainline pilots or given to one of their regionals, that may also be a factor in whether such a/c are included in the order.
We know MAX and A32X are all mainline pilots.

Mainline.

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by TWA772LR
Thu Jun 24, 2021 4:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: United confirms order for 200 737MAX and 70 A321neo
Replies: 925
Views: 155613

Re: United Airlines in advanced talks on purchasing 100-150 737MAX

If UAL goes for any model of A220s they will probably commit to both models. I'm not sure the A223 counts for UAL's pilot contract for a new mainline to unlock additional 76 seat ERJ-175s, they may need the A221s. I'm going to take a guess: 130 A220 100 and 300 models 150 MAX 8s 40 A321 NEOs 25 787...

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by TWA772LR
Thu Jun 24, 2021 7:11 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Turkish adding Dallas and Denver
Replies: 122
Views: 17777

Re: Turkish adding Dallas and Denver

Denver has a rapidly growing Indian population as well as Ethiopian and Eritrean and is growing in quite a few industries including tech and aerospace. Plus Turkey is one of the few places currently open to Americans with connections to other places that are currently open to Americans. And I rememb...

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by TWA772LR
Mon Jun 21, 2021 10:28 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Stealth is very important
Replies: 56
Views: 4315

Re: Stealth is very important

Peer/near-peer combat will still happen. I don't think it'll be nuclear but for EU/US facing Russia/China the threat still very much exists. Plus the benefit for all the other applications from R&D from gen 5+ aircraft is incalculable.

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by TWA772LR
Sat Jun 19, 2021 6:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: United confirms order for 200 737MAX and 70 A321neo
Replies: 925
Views: 155613

Re: United Airlines in advanced talks on purchasing 100-150 737MAX

I finally had my first UA 737MAX flight last week. It was just over 3 hours. I sat in row 2 in First. Aside from the fact that I love the the new interior design (crisp, tailored and some brighter blue on the bulkhead) the first thing I really felt was how quiet she was from runway to sky, and smoo...

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by TWA772LR
Sat Jun 19, 2021 12:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Fate of N777UA?
Replies: 20
Views: 7137

Re: Fate of N777UA?

What about putting it at the Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center at Dulles airport? I thought it'd be best to put a 744 there but I guess the 777 is the next best thing. IMHO, a UA museum should be in a) a fair weather location to allow year-round outside displays, and b) a location with a lot of active an...

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by TWA772LR
Wed Jun 16, 2021 10:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing MAX-10 First Flight Thread
Replies: 227
Views: 41595

Re: Boeing MAX-10 First Flight Thread

I am assuming it allow it better runway performance than the 9? If it does, which I'm also assuming to be the case, then the value proposal for the -9 becomes even more dubious than it is now. Unless either (A) the airline is a dedicated 737 operator to the point of not even considering the A321N, ...

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by TWA772LR
Tue Jun 15, 2021 5:52 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Why no 787NG still ?
Replies: 9
Views: 1228

Re: Why no 787NG still ?

For comparison, it took Boeing 19 years after the first flight of the 737 to introduce the next 737-series. The 737-100 first flew in 1965 and together with the 737-200 they remained the most modern 737s until in 1984 the 737-300 made it's first flight. The 787 first flew in 2009, which is only 12 ...

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by TWA772LR
Sat Jun 12, 2021 3:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AN124 in TPA
Replies: 16
Views: 2689

Re: AN124 in TPA

This particular flight was delivering a CAE P-8 flight simulator to Prestwick, which was then trucked to RAF Lossiemouth for installation. It is the second and final one for the RAF and will also be used to train Norwegian crews. Only weighs 9.5 tonnes but is an awkward size and shape, hence the An...

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by TWA772LR
Sat Jun 12, 2021 3:26 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: WN Hawaii and its operation
Replies: 16
Views: 1798

Re: WN Hawaii and its operation

Sounds like Southwest is doing great in Hawaii so far, however that doesn't have to mean it's going to stay that way. I mean, what if the ULCCs discover the Hawaiian market? Allegiant has flown there before, they might return. Spirit or Frontier might give it a try with the A321NEO, they could star...

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by TWA772LR
Thu Jun 10, 2021 9:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: United confirms order for 200 737MAX and 70 A321neo
Replies: 925
Views: 155613

Re: United Airlines in advanced talks on purchasing 100-150 737MAX

Anyone else think this could be a 787-10ER launch? If so, bye bye A350 with Boeing eating the RR penalty as a term of the purchase.

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by TWA772LR
Tue Jun 08, 2021 12:00 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA B38M Birdstrike at SVD
Replies: 33
Views: 7097

Re: AA B38M Birdstrike at SVD

Pretty impressive stopping ability. Someone more knowledgable on the situation can add to this but 3.5 hours to Miami with a decent load that aircraft isn't exactly light. Not heavy for sure but not light. Great footage. RTO auto brakes, quick thinking, and good airmanship in action. I want to say ...

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by TWA772LR
Mon Jun 07, 2021 10:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA B38M Birdstrike at SVD
Replies: 33
Views: 7097

Re: AA B38M Birdstrike at SVD

Pretty impressive stopping ability. Someone more knowledgable on the situation can add to this but 3.5 hours to Miami with a decent load that aircraft isn't exactly light. Not heavy for sure but not light. Great footage. RTO auto brakes, quick thinking, and good airmanship in action. I want to say ...

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by TWA772LR
Thu Jun 03, 2021 11:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The A350XWB at St Maarten (SXM)
Replies: 41
Views: 9745

Re: The A350XWB at St Marteen(SXM)

JannEejit wrote:
flight152 wrote:
Why are we still calling it XWB? Just curious?


Should it be called something else, has it narrowed over time ?

It was on Keto.

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by TWA772LR
Thu Jun 03, 2021 1:22 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: For Pilots: What Is Your Favorite Route/Flight Story?
Replies: 17
Views: 4024

Re: For Pilots: What Is Your Favorite Route/Flight Story?

I'm not a pilot but I've never not enjoyed a takeoff from SNA. As far a special one-oof flights, I was on WNs last 733 flight HOU-DAL. That was a fun experience especially with the water canon salute in DAL.

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by TWA772LR
Thu Jun 03, 2021 1:21 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: For Pilots: What Is Your Favorite Route/Flight Story?
Replies: 17
Views: 4024

Re: For Pilots: What Is Your Favorite Route/Flight Story?

I'm not a pilot but I've never not enjoyed a takeoff from SNA. As far a special one-oof flights, I was on WNs last 733 flight HOU-DAL. That was a fun experience especially with the water canon salute in DAL.

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by TWA772LR
Wed Jun 02, 2021 5:14 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Is there a way to see how full Southwest's flights are?
Replies: 7
Views: 1631

Re: Is there a way to see how full Southwest's flights are?

You can use the StaffTraveler app and request loads on certain flights, but since you have no way to earn tokens, you'll have to purchase one for each flight. Also, not that helpful, but day of in certain airport (MDW, LAS, and I'm sure others) the gate signage will display the flight load as a per...

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by TWA772LR
Sun May 30, 2021 10:35 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Career Advice
Replies: 13
Views: 1595

Re: Career Advice

Have you considered a Simulator Technician position? You know, I stumbled into that position for the Navy and love it! I fix and build the ship trainers they use to teach sailors how to drive the big ships. They range from small single stations to full mock ups of the bridge and yes, I get to use t...

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by TWA772LR
Sun May 30, 2021 6:09 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Crew logistics to maintenance bases, etc.
Replies: 20
Views: 2570

Re: Crew logistics to maintenance bases, etc.

Yes domestic maintenance ferry flights are pretty simple. They dead head back the same day if they can, otherwise they overnight and deadhead the next day. It gets a bit more complicated for international maintenance ferry flights. For example do they try to orchestrate a deadhead back from HKG (fo...

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by TWA772LR
Sun May 30, 2021 3:30 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Crew logistics to maintenance bases, etc.
Replies: 20
Views: 2570

Re: Crew logistics to maintenance bases, etc.

DFW and TUL are close enough that AA can deadhead the crew on DFW-TUL and have them fly what ever plane back in the same day. Yes domestic maintenance ferry flights are pretty simple. They dead head back the same day if they can, otherwise they overnight and deadhead the next day. It gets a bit mor...

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by TWA772LR
Sun May 30, 2021 1:14 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Aircraft you've been aboard but not flown in
Replies: 54
Views: 5676

Re: Aircraft you've been aboard but not flown in

For work: UA (CO) 762 to drop off a UM during my first job TK 77W TK A340 LH A380 For leisure Cessna 172 Embraer Phenom Plus quite a few at air shows and museums. The earliest of which I can remember when I was about 3 or 4 I was put in the captains seat of a KC135 at the former Millington NAS and ...

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by TWA772LR
Sun May 30, 2021 1:09 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Crew logistics to maintenance bases, etc.
Replies: 20
Views: 2570

Re: Crew logistics to maintenance bases, etc.

DFW and TUL are close enough that AA can deadhead the crew on DFW-TUL and have them fly what ever plane back in the same day.

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by TWA772LR
Sat May 29, 2021 2:31 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Credit card left in check machine at FLL
Replies: 14
Views: 2537

Re: Credit card left in check machine at FLL

People leave them in there all the time. They are given to a supervisor by the CSA who finds them and they are somehow returned to the owner or destroyed.

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by TWA772LR
Fri May 28, 2021 11:10 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Any possibility of F9, XP, BZ, or G4 adding service out of DAL?
Replies: 2
Views: 654

Re: Any possibility of F9, XP, BZ, or G4 adding service out of DAL?

Breeze would probably serve Ft. Worth or Addison before DAL.

Also, there's no way AS would allow anyone to use their valuable DAL gates.

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by TWA772LR
Thu May 27, 2021 4:54 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet, Network, and Discussion Thread - Q2 2021
Replies: 1579
Views: 329127

Re: United Fleet, Network, and Discussion Thread - Q2 2021

United just release some more information about our long term goals and what United is looking at once the pandemic is completely behind us. Some of this information we already know but some of it is new. Ill start with the hubs and UA's long term goals for each hub. ORD: grow to 700+ daily flights...

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by TWA772LR
Wed May 26, 2021 4:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet, Network, and Discussion Thread - Q2 2021
Replies: 1579
Views: 329127

Re: United Fleet, Network, and Discussion Thread - Q2 2021

United wants/expects is for Boeing and Pratt and Whitney to fix this issues with our PW 777s, but if for whatever reason it is not possible the contingency plan would be (if necessary (meaning depending on the recovery and demand)) to move forward the A359 deliveries. A lot of Anetters scoffed at t...

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by TWA772LR
Wed May 26, 2021 5:32 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Which Airline Pilots In North America Have The Most Challenging Weather?
Replies: 17
Views: 1963

Re: Which Airline Pilots In North America Have The Most Challenging Weather?

Every region has their challenges. Texas and the south get real nasty thunderstorms. Denver too and even microbursts that last most of the day. SFO with bad fog, SMF also. Alaska and Canada for obvious reasons. On the flip side PHX and LAS would have the best weather. As for airlines, it's hard to s...

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