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by wn676
Mon Sep 16, 2019 12:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet/Network Thread - 2019
Replies: 2302
Views: 408284

Re: United Fleet/Network Thread - 2019

len90 wrote:
Where is the 789 for EWR-CPT going to come from? Will it rotate in and out via SFO or LAX?


Appears to be coming from SFO...UA0295/2006.

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by wn676
Mon Aug 26, 2019 6:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Future of AA hub at PHX
Replies: 103
Views: 9665

Re: Future of AA hub at PHX

HP69 wrote:
PHX is AA’s least profitable hub not located in a key intl market (MIA, NYC, and LAX). Also, it is heavily overlapping with DFW and LAX. So taking these factors into consideration, what is the future of AA at PHX?


What insight do you actually have to the profitability of the hub?

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by wn676
Mon Aug 26, 2019 11:30 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United suspends ORD-HKG
Replies: 117
Views: 21854

Re: United suspends ORD-HKG

I didn't realize UA's ORD-HKG 77E flights were weight restricted. The PW-powered sUA 77Es have a lower MTOW (648K lbs vs 656K lbs) than the GE-powered sCO birds that UA also has. Their ORD base sees the PW birds, so no surprise if there's restrictions. ORD-HKG is scheduled with one of the GE aircra...

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by wn676
Sun Aug 18, 2019 9:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Phoenix Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 568
Views: 72462

Re: Phoenix Aviation Thread - 2019

PhilMcCrackin wrote:
How many people actually want to connect between T3 and T4?


Depending on who occupies the new concourse east of T3N, there could be quite a few people making airside connections between the two.

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by wn676
Sun Aug 18, 2019 9:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Phoenix Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 568
Views: 72462

Re: Phoenix Aviation Thread - 2019

Would an airside bridge between the terminals be possible without interfering with traffic on the tarmac? It would have to be as high as the Skytrain bridge over Taxiway R. And if you can get around the TRACON, the Terminal 3 garage is in the way. Also, it seems like it would be a long walk, so may...

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by wn676
Sun Aug 18, 2019 5:34 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: IAD Airport finally bounces back
Replies: 114
Views: 16104

Re: IAD Airport finally bounces back

Wasn't it reported a few years back that six new wide body gates are supposed to be built where the regional gates currently are at the end of Concourse A? That’s probably still a long way off. There would have to be a way to accommodate those 31 regional positions, and with only 6 widebody gates y...

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by wn676
Fri Aug 16, 2019 5:52 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet/Network Thread - 2019
Replies: 2302
Views: 408284

Re: United Fleet/Network Thread - 2019

After reading the above, maybe just adding Diamond seats to the 4 PW772ERs to be converted would be the easiest and leave the 77Gs untouched. The 77G could be pulled off ORD-Hawaii and operate hub-to hub and shorter Hawaiian flights. The 4 ER units would have 30 Diamond seats, up to 10 fewer Y seat...

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by wn676
Fri Aug 16, 2019 4:36 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet/Network Thread - 2019
Replies: 2302
Views: 408284

Re: United Fleet/Network Thread - 2019

And yes, while it's definitely not ideal on segments like ORD-HNL/OGG they do enjoy virtually no non-stop competition for now. On HNL in particular though, how long do you think that advantage will last? Not to say that they present a huge threat at the moment, but AA is extending their seasonal fl...

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by wn676
Thu Aug 15, 2019 7:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet/Network Thread - 2019
Replies: 2302
Views: 408284

Re: United Fleet/Network Thread - 2019

I think we all agree that it would be an improvement over IPTE - which definitely needs to go - but to me putting in the Diamond seats still just seems like a half-baked measure with only incremental benefit. That too still implies that these aircraft will continue to be deployed on 8+ hour flights...

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by wn676
Thu Aug 15, 2019 7:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet/Network Thread - 2019
Replies: 2302
Views: 408284

Re: United Fleet/Network Thread - 2019

I really don’t buy the reasoning in putting the Diamond seats into the HD 772s. If they continue to operate the longer segments, it just creates another problem with consistency, not having direct-aisle access on some flights while offering it on others. In addition to the cost to reconfigure with ...

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by wn676
Thu Aug 15, 2019 6:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet/Network Thread - 2019
Replies: 2302
Views: 408284

Re: United Fleet/Network Thread - 2019

Hi Jayunited, As a hardcore UA passenger who is often (if not aways) will be in a lie flat seat whenever possible, I couldn’t agree more with replacing the ITPE (by that I presume you are referring to the very original back/fwd lie flats) on the High Density 772’s, with refurbished Diamond BF seats...

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by wn676
Thu Aug 15, 2019 4:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet/Network Thread - 2019
Replies: 2302
Views: 408284

Re: United Fleet/Network Thread - 2019

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

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by wn676
Mon Aug 12, 2019 3:37 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Airlines Schedules 787 & 772 On DFW-PHX-DFW
Replies: 50
Views: 7067

Re: American Airlines Schedules 787 & 772 On DFW-PHX-DFW

I believe there where on time issues with the A330 CLT-PHX-HI so the flights will just originate in PHX. The CLT-PHX equipment change always lags PHX-HNL. If you’re suggesting that they’ll base the A330s out of PHX to operate a seasonal upgauge, that is not likely. The costs associated with doing t...

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by wn676
Fri Jul 12, 2019 10:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Airlines Boeing 777-200s
Replies: 46
Views: 12159

Re: United Airlines Boeing 777-200s

n92r03 wrote:
I think, please correct me if I’m wrong, but the 77E model is used for the longest routes, EWR-TLV/HKG/BOM, etc.


Those are all scheduled with the 77W. TLV’s additional frequency is operated with a 78J.

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by wn676
Tue Jul 02, 2019 6:17 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: EWR International gate 'slotting'
Replies: 34
Views: 5859

Re: EWR International gate 'slotting'

The Port Authority needs to task UAL with that one with re-banking EWR. There is a higher amount of downtime (EG: 11am to 1pm) with ops during the day and in the late evening compared to the mornings, late afternoons, and early evenings. There are times you can be at EWR and think it's surprisingly...

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by wn676
Fri Jun 14, 2019 6:16 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta luggage abuse
Replies: 107
Views: 11700

Re: Delta luggage abuse

If that happens you still get advised to take expensive (or priceless) items with you on the plane. Passenger is to blame here. I have been told to gate check my carry-on many times.... Not once was I advised that I should remove valuables from it. Have a great day, And for some passengers, it may ...

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by wn676
Fri Jun 14, 2019 5:24 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Chicago Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 791
Views: 128972

Re: Chicago Aviation Thread - 2019

Could anyone verify if the below Terminal 5 gate constraints are still accurate? I know a few changes have been implemented over the past few years and I have tried to keep up but I may be missing some info. (The below list assumes that all adjacent gates are occupied by the largest possible aircra...

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by wn676
Fri Jun 07, 2019 12:13 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Why did UA chose CPT over JNB?
Replies: 26
Views: 5009

Re: Why did UA chose CPT over JNB?

UA is not in the habit of starting ultra-long haul routes that are low-yielding (i.e., that cater primarily to tourists). Therefore, UA probably thinks there is an untapped business market in CPT, even if smaller than in JNB. After all, CPT is still an important city, not some backwater. UA is clea...

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by wn676
Thu Jun 06, 2019 1:44 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Which airlines use Scimitar Blended Winglets on their 757s?
Replies: 22
Views: 3076

Re: Which airlines use Scimitar Blended Winglets on their 757s?

Boof02671 wrote:
LAA has a few


Do they? I thought AA opted to stick with the standard winglet on their 757s.

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by wn676
Sun Jun 02, 2019 2:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet/Network Thread - 2019
Replies: 2302
Views: 408284

Re: United Fleet/Network Thread - 2019

CO787EWR wrote:
Doesn't United own both Terminal A and C. I would assume they'd be involved in the plans for the new Terminal "One" (is that the official name for it?).


Only Terminal C, they lease the gates at A2.

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by wn676
Sun Jun 02, 2019 1:53 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Why retract flaps on the ground?
Replies: 51
Views: 7029

Re: Why retract flaps on the ground?

I have the opposite question from the OP and it's funny this thread came up because I've been wondering about this for some. Your explanation above is of course the correct & obvious answer but...in many a YouTube trip-report video, I've seen lots of cases where on AA Airbus narrowbodies, parti...

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by wn676
Sat Jun 01, 2019 3:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA A321 clips AA 738 during pushback at LGA
Replies: 14
Views: 5154

Re: AA A321 clips AA 738 during pushback at LGA

Empty A321 being pushed back has it's right winglets clip the left horizontal stabilizer of a 738 parked at its gate. Just by happened about 30 minutes ago. Where on the airfield did this occur? With all of the construction at LGA there’s obviously been a fair amount of changes to existing ramp spa...

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by wn676
Sat Jun 01, 2019 1:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Phoenix Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 568
Views: 72462

Re: Phoenix Aviation Thread - 2019

Here you go..I believe Mesa operated two under Desert Sun. Very comfortable, I remember flying on one PHX-FAT maybe around 1996 or 1997.. https://photovault.com/data/comps/TAF/TAFV26P15_17.jpg Sweet. Looks nice in the HP livery. Thanks for the pic. Where did they fly them to? It looks like initial ...

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by wn676
Sun May 26, 2019 2:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Chicago Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 791
Views: 128972

Re: Chicago Aviation Thread - 2019

The only nonstop in operation now is to LA on JAL. Not sure there is enough for ORD. There used to be KIX service from UA and JAL but it’s been a while. I think both of those routes were around late 90s to early 2000s. Don't forget daily SFO<>KIX with UA. And SEA-KIX on DL, if we’re accounting for ...

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by wn676
Fri Apr 19, 2019 8:19 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United EWR to SFO not always PS?
Replies: 10
Views: 2687

Re: United EWR to SFO not always PS

Yup No, not yup. All the 757 now have the CO style interior. The legacy UA have a larger 24 seat cabin with the CO style diamond seat. That replaced the former UA 3 cabin lay out soon after the merger. The sCO 752 are exactly the same expect they have a smaller 16 seat cabin. These Rolls powered a/...

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by wn676
Thu Apr 18, 2019 1:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Phoenix Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 568
Views: 72462

Re: Phoenix Aviation Thread - 2019

OK here's a question...per FLIFO in Sabre, AA194 to LHR scheduled at 1510 as of this writing has a ETD of 1700 due to MX. It's at B25. Now, as per usual, BA289 is running late with ETA of 1833, so if the 1700 ETD for AA holds, all is well, but...if it's delayed longer and still at B25 when BA arriv...

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by wn676
Mon Apr 08, 2019 9:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Airlines "Evolution" to Globe Livery released
Replies: 1797
Views: 366463

Re: United Airlines "Evolution" to Globe Livery coming in April

FWIW, it looks like UA is hosting a Brand event for employees in Chicago on April 24th.

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by wn676
Fri Apr 05, 2019 11:48 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Pushback by men, pushback manually
Replies: 30
Views: 5614

Re: Pushback by men, pushback manually

I’ve seen a 787 pushed back manually after a pushtug failure. Ramp slope helped in this case, and apparently they didn’t want to wait around for GSE maintenance to pull the tug out to swap equipment. Couldn’t say if IATA or an airport authority regulates that, however if one of them did it would pro...

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by wn676
Sun Mar 31, 2019 6:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Phoenix Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 568
Views: 72462

Re: Phoenix Aviation Thread - 2019

Ishrion wrote:
INFINITI329 wrote:
What crew base is staffing the PHX-LHR flights? I assume a crew was deadheaded from LAX for the inaugural PHX-LHR flight


The flight rotation is RDU-LHR-PHX-LHR to probably RDU?


Looks like it’s actually planned to turn PHX-LHR-DFW for the next couple of months at least.

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by wn676
Wed Mar 13, 2019 2:21 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: United HQ Lease Extension
Replies: 37
Views: 6057

United HQ Lease Extension

https://www.chicagotribune.com/business/columnists/ori/ct-biz-united-airlines-stays-at-willis-tower-ryan-ori-20190312-story.html The Chicago-based airline said it has extended its lease in Chicago’s tallest skyscraper until 2033, following a year-and-a-half search for a potential new headquarters ca...

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by wn676
Sat Mar 02, 2019 6:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 2 WN planes clip wings at EWR Mar. 2
Replies: 10
Views: 3550

Re: 2 WN planes clip wings at EWR Mar. 2

With snow on the ground, I wonder if the centerline marking was obscured. I believe that the construction for T1 required the shift of the taxilane around A-1 closer in towards the building, so not a lot of margin for error over there.

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by wn676
Wed Feb 13, 2019 11:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Phoenix Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 568
Views: 72462

Re: Phoenix Aviation Thread - 2019

I know they could use more IAD service. The current daily flight is timed to meet the afternoon ”superbank” and is probably the only reason a nonstop exists at all. Outside of that there’s really not much more that IAD offers that IAH, ORD, and EWR can’t already provide. DCA is well-covered by AA a...

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by wn676
Tue Feb 05, 2019 5:09 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Phoenix Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 568
Views: 72462

Re: Phoenix Aviation Thread - 2019

I know last years thread had this documented, but can someone post an updated schedule of current widebodies flying into PHX? Thank you Til 4/3 PHX-HNL 333 AA692 12:05PM-4:00PM HNL-PHX 333 AA693 10:45PM-7:43AM (+1) CLT-PHX 333 AA1678 7:30AM-10:24AM PHX-CLT 333 AA1696 9:36AM-3:25PM Til 2/13 ORD-PHX ...

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by wn676
Tue Jan 29, 2019 12:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New England Patriots arrival... Delta TOC? video
Replies: 31
Views: 4303

Re: New England Patriots arrival... Delta TOC? video

There was an agreement between DL and ATL to handle both teams at their TOC regardless of the operator. IIRC just about every available inch of parking elsewhere at the airport is claimed or otherwise spoken for; there’s at least one airline that will be hard-standing a couple of live revenue sectio...

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by wn676
Sat Jan 26, 2019 11:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Phoenix Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 568
Views: 72462

Re: Phoenix Aviation Thread - 2019

AA also serves LAX-HND, so they would essentially be offering 3 daily flights to Tokyo. Also, anyone connecting beyond NRT, which this flight would probably have to rely heavily on, would be double-connecting. I’ll caveat this by saying that I don’t think it is likely. BUT...let’s say AA cedes LAX-...

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by wn676
Sat Jan 26, 2019 4:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Phoenix Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 568
Views: 72462

Re: Phoenix Aviation Thread - 2019

PHX-NRT if it ever comes to fruition would be on AA metal, JAL’s 787 are too premium heavy. Not necessarily. Have you looked at Seat Guru? JL has one 788 config. with only 30 J-class compared to AA's 28. I believe AA is going to 20J with the addition of PE. Seeing how AA only has one NS from LAX NR...

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by wn676
Wed Jan 23, 2019 11:57 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Would it be better if United shifted their Newark Hub to JFK?
Replies: 104
Views: 15261

Re: Would it be better if United shifted their Newark Hub to JFK?

SurlyBonds wrote:
osupoke07 wrote:
B737900ER wrote:
Yes, they do. NJT runs from penn station to EWR


Yes, I was talking about NJT / Amtrak.


Once again, NJ Transit goes from Penn Station to Newark Station. Newark train station is not the same as EWR.


And once again, both NJT and Amtrak offer service between the EWR airport station and NY Penn.

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by wn676
Wed Jan 23, 2019 11:51 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet/Network Thread - 2019
Replies: 2302
Views: 408284

Re: United Fleet/Network Thread - 2019

So, 8 737MAX-10’s are being delivered this year? Does anyone know if/when UA will announce and show the lie-flat F cabin in them? Also, are there announcements or assumptions about what routes the 4 new 777-300’s will be on? I cannot help but think EWR to HK or other big Asian destinations. Maybe O...

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by wn676
Fri Jan 18, 2019 7:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Phoenix Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 568
Views: 72462

Re: Phoenix Aviation Thread - 2019

So now with T3S opened, and HA having moved there, on the days I've looked at FLIFO I see that they've been using gate F10 every time. Is that the only gate that was sized for widebody ops? And having not seen any exterior pics of the new F concourse, does it have dual jetways? And speaking of dual...

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by wn676
Wed Jan 16, 2019 2:29 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fourth Quarter/2018 Earnings
Replies: 20
Views: 5871

Re: United Fourth Quarter/2018 Earnings

STT757 wrote:
Great job UA! Love that the long rumored additional 77Ws have finally materialized. The additional 737Max are also intriguing, 9, 10 or something new like the 8 or 7 Max?


Wouldn’t be surprised to see some 8s added to the order book.

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by wn676
Tue Jan 08, 2019 7:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet/Network Thread - 2019
Replies: 2302
Views: 408284

Re: United Fleet/Network Thread - 2019

N17002 is in SFO for gate fits today and then headed down to LAX.

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by wn676
Tue Jan 08, 2019 5:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet/Network Thread - 2019
Replies: 2302
Views: 408284

Re: United Fleet/Network Thread - 2019

39M N27511 This aircraft has been “Ready for Delivery” for almost ten days, yet it still sits at BFI. It’s been suggested that due to the government shutdown the FAA is not doing any required inspections or paperwork sign offs at this time, hence all such things are at a standstill. Anyone have any...

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by wn676
Tue Jan 08, 2019 12:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Phoenix Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 568
Views: 72462

Re: Phoenix Aviation Thread - 2019

Would it make sense to move the FIS from T4 to the T3 South extension? I was thinking to make at least 10 gates FIS capable (not dedicated) with 2 being dedicated widebody gates. AA may not like the idea but it would beneficial to more carriers overall. That would create an operational nightmare fo...

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by wn676
Sat Jan 05, 2019 4:25 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Phoenix Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 568
Views: 72462

Re: Phoenix Aviation Thread - 2019

Dupe - please delete.

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by wn676
Sat Jan 05, 2019 4:22 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Phoenix Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 568
Views: 72462

Re: Phoenix Aviation Thread - 2019

I thought everyone was moving to T3 and AS/UA were going to be stuck in T3N during construction? I'm just going off the last plan I heard of in the 2018 thread a few months back before they announced the demolition, they could've changed it and that could also be the case! According to the article,...

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by wn676
Fri Jan 04, 2019 1:16 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Airlines Network Thread - 2019
Replies: 546
Views: 82698

Re: American Airlines Network Thread - 2019

Veigar wrote:
I'm not sure what this could mean for the network, but I saw an AA 787 at LAS yesterday. What on earth are they sending 787s here for?


That’s for CES. AA is also operating LAS-NRT between 1/4 and 1/14.

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by wn676
Fri Jan 04, 2019 1:06 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Airlines Network Thread - 2019
Replies: 546
Views: 82698

Re: American Airlines Network Thread - 2019

Veigar wrote:
I'm not sure what this could mean for the network, but I saw an AA 787 at LAS yesterday. What on earth are they sending 787s here for?


That’s for CES. AA is also operating LAS-NRT between 1/4 and 1/14.

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by wn676
Fri Dec 28, 2018 8:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Dad books 6 flights to spend Xmas with FA daughter.
Replies: 63
Views: 12565

Re: Dad books 6 flights to spend Xmas with FA daughter.

I personally knew an AA retiree from west Florida, whose flight privilege was taken away because this person had abused the non-rev system. While most non-rev travellers are fine and would never thought about the word of 'abuse' the system. But there were few people got caught. Believe in me, the s...

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by wn676
Mon Dec 24, 2018 8:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Phoenix Aviation Thread - 2018
Replies: 1124
Views: 95481

Re: Phoenix Aviation Thread - 2018

UA will begin operating the MAX into PHX on April 1st:

UA0365 IAH 1205 PHX 1250 7M9
UA0235 PHX 1405 IAH 1837 7M9

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by wn676
Sat Dec 22, 2018 10:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Phoenix Aviation Thread - 2018
Replies: 1124
Views: 95481

Re: Phoenix Aviation Thread - 2018

Any word on what will replace the 752 on the PHX-DCA-PHX route once the 752 has been retired? The 757 hasn't been a permanent fixture on that route. Should just go to an A321. The 752 has been operating AA685 PHX-DCA-PHX for a long time now and continues into 2019 There have been periods without th...

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