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by wn676
Fri Sep 11, 2020 10:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: UA plans EWR-JNB/OGG, IAD-ACC/LOS, ORD-DEL/KOA, SFO-BLR
Replies: 453
Views: 50782

Re: Updated: UA plans EWR-JNB/OGG, IAD-ACC/LOS, ORD-DEL/KOA, SFO-BLR

United has been pretty good about sending updated aircraft to India. Do you have any data to support your claim? How many times young 77Es were sent or How many times Polaris configured 77Es were sent to India. Point is you cannot change a passengers real experience with hypothetical scenarios. Yes...

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by wn676
Sat Aug 08, 2020 6:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet, Network, & Livery Thread - 2020
Replies: 3139
Views: 544765

Re: United Fleet, Network, & Livery Thread - 2020

Anyone know what's driving all of the traffic to Guam? Right now, I see three direct 777s enroute to Guam from LAX, HNL and SFO. I know Guam has a large US military presence, but this seems like a lot of lift for a little island when the leisure market is non-existent. As others have mentioned, GUM...

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by wn676
Tue Jul 28, 2020 6:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Weird Flight Plan? FDX 1311
Replies: 11
Views: 5628

Re: Weird Flight Plan? FDX 1311

It really makes fiscal sense for this to loiter in the air and not on the ground? Must be a pretty tight window in which they determine whether it needs to divert. I’m guessing that the cost of missing a delivery guarantee more than justifies the cost of flying an aircraft that is already carrying ...

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by wn676
Mon Jul 06, 2020 6:11 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 753 and 764 Survival
Replies: 67
Views: 15525

Re: 753 and 764 Survival

That's not the problem what is the problem is that 764 has a 14 foot greater wingspan than the 763, which means you need larger spots which creates issues especially around densely packed airports for both FedEx and UPS and if you're going to create bigger parking spots you might as well just go fo...

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by wn676
Tue Jun 02, 2020 12:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United announces Voluntary Separation Program
Replies: 55
Views: 14210

Re: United announces Voluntary Separation Program

I really don't understand the whole "pass travel is useless" mentality. I only have four years with my company... Pre-COVID I nonreved at least twice a month if not more. 125,000 miles in 2019... Of course you have your like once yearly nightmare where you get stuck or have to get REALLY ...

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by wn676
Mon Jun 01, 2020 6:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United eliminates 13 executive positions
Replies: 50
Views: 14314

Re: United eliminates 13 executive positions

If I'm reading it all correctly, the DEN Hub VP is being replaced by another person, so the position isn't being eliminated, just changed. Or am I misunderstanding the changes? Correct, another current hub VP will move to DEN to assume that role, so it will be retained. That VP role will be filled ...

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by wn676
Sat May 23, 2020 9:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet, Network, & Livery Thread - 2020
Replies: 3139
Views: 544765

Re: United Fleet, Network, & Livery Thread - 2020

789 New Delivery: N29975 sked first revenue flight 1144/23May after extensive wing damage repair at ORD during new delivery Induction. Aircraft was first delivered with Polaris/PP installed. Currently 5 in service delivered with Polaris plus 2 with completed Polaris mod. United continues to add som...

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by wn676
Sat May 16, 2020 3:19 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Phoenix Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 416
Views: 51956

Re: Phoenix Aviation Thread - 2020

Decided to catch up on the PHX thread as I lived in northern AZ for 19 years and flew HP exclusively. Wasn’t there some connection between HP and Ansett Australian that they would link HP PHXHNL to Ansett’s HNLSYD? Then at some point HP took a few of Ansetts 737-377 and talks about 767s happened bu...

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by wn676
Sat May 16, 2020 2:12 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why did UA have a monopoly at EWR?
Replies: 80
Views: 10209

Re: Why did UA have a monopoly at EWR?

No need to wait for that. AA will be around 40 flights IMO They will lose exclusive use of the terminal AA has the lease on T8 through 2036 so not sure how they could lose exclusive use of the terminal? It would be surprising if the T8 lease did not contain a provision for reallocating gates if AA ...

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by wn676
Tue Apr 14, 2020 2:00 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet, Network, & Livery Thread - 2020
Replies: 3139
Views: 544765

Re: United Fleet, Network, & Livery Thread - 2020

United to add new charter cargo flights to PEK, TPE, and CTU. https://www.forbes.com/sites/willhorton1/2020/04/12/united-airlines-adds-beijing-chengdu-and-taipei-cargo-only-flights/#4551464d1121 The end of the article gives more detail into why the NRT stopovers have been required. This has always ...

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by wn676
Fri Apr 10, 2020 2:23 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet, Network, & Livery Thread - 2020
Replies: 3139
Views: 544765

Re: United Fleet, Network, & Livery Thread - 2020

For those interested below are cargo only ops routes planned through May. (in addition to the six-passenger routes) LAX-NRT-PVG ORD-NRT-PVG SFO-NRT-PVG SFO-NRT-TPE Do we know the reason for the stop in NRT on the China and Taiwan flights? Is this crewing-related like we saw with the GUM stop for XM...

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by wn676
Wed Apr 08, 2020 6:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Consolidation of Airport Operations
Replies: 46
Views: 9103

Re: Consolidation of Airport Operations

DSM looks to be consolidating operations starting next week. In addition to the consolidations, you also have re-deployment of gates to fit different aircraft mixes to reflect the different mix of aircraft flying routes currently. Is anyone actually doing that right now? All of the consolidations, e...

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by wn676
Wed Apr 08, 2020 1:38 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Consolidation of Airport Operations
Replies: 46
Views: 9103

Re: Consolidation of Airport Operations

In addition to the consolidations, you also have re-deployment of gates to fit different aircraft mixes to reflect the different mix of aircraft flying routes currently. Is anyone actually doing that right now? All of the consolidations, equipment swaps, and charters I’ve dealt with to this point a...

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by wn676
Thu Apr 02, 2020 4:35 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Newark Airport Future
Replies: 199
Views: 22049

Re: Newark Airport Future

There is no FAA separation requirement to operate arrivals versus departures on the 4s in VFR conditions unless there is a local procedure that prohibits it. LAX runs each complex simultaneously all day or night long. Only restriction in rolling departures is IFR weather or if arrival is not visibl...

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by wn676
Thu Apr 02, 2020 3:18 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United will be a smaller carrier - Munoz
Replies: 245
Views: 44308

Re: United will be a smaller carrier - Munoz

nope....in fact UA is consolidating all operations in C for the moment. Any idea what the flight number out of A was or where it was headed? Was checking don’t have flight numbers but I saw 737s, A320s coming and going. I haven’t heard that they are consolidating all ops to C? Nothing that I can fi...

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by wn676
Fri Mar 13, 2020 1:38 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Phoenix Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 416
Views: 51956

Re: Phoenix Aviation Thread - 2020

WN to start 2x daily service to SJD and 1x daily service to PVR effective 10/8. https://www.swamedia.com/releases/release-7891806c7548b6e63143b76e59050969-southwest-airlines-extends-published-flight-schedule-through-oct-30-2020 I've always thought this was just a matter of time. I'm curious if AC's...

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by wn676
Wed Mar 11, 2020 4:12 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: B767-300 Door Configurations
Replies: 6
Views: 1329

Re: B767-300 Door Configurations

As far as gate design, it would be no different than any other aircraft with L2 boarding, just pull the jetway up to the L2 door. From my observation, L1 would often be used on 767s with L2 doors anyway, and I would assume this is most likely because jetway operators and cabin crews were typically ...

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by wn676
Wed Mar 11, 2020 1:23 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: B767-300 Door Configurations
Replies: 6
Views: 1329

B767-300 Door Configurations

While there have been many discussions on the topic of the multiple door configurations of the B767-300, I have a couple of questions that so far I’ve not been able to dig up answers to: 1) Is there a complete list available of all of the frames still active that have an L2 door forward of the wing?...

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by wn676
Tue Mar 03, 2020 5:20 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet, Network, & Livery Thread - 2020
Replies: 3139
Views: 544765

Re: United Fleet, Network, & Livery Thread - 2020

kunta67 wrote:
Are the new 77O’s First seats the BF diamond seats?


No, they’re using the IPTE seats.

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by wn676
Tue Mar 03, 2020 1:19 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Not allowed to film or take photos in flight
Replies: 135
Views: 20101

Re: Not allowed to film or take photos in flight

Leaving FCO a few years ago (2017 IIRC), I had an AA purser summon the captain to come talk to me when they saw me taking pictures with my phone through the window. They cited a non-existent policy supposedly banning all photography of their aircraft, and their reasoning was “because of 9/11.” I was...

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by wn676
Sun Feb 23, 2020 10:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet, Network, & Livery Thread - 2020
Replies: 3139
Views: 544765

Re: United Fleet, Network, & Livery Thread - 2020

drerx7 wrote:
I see the IAH-CUN-IAH in the schedule with the 777 GE birds x2 daily and the IAH-PHX run with it 1x daily loaded. Any others out there?


In addition to those two you mentioned, they also have Polaris 772s flying the following:
EWR/IAD/ORD-LAS
EWR-TPA
SFO-CUN

There’s a few hub-hub upgauges as well.

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by wn676
Fri Feb 21, 2020 3:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Phoenix Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 416
Views: 51956

Re: Phoenix Aviation Thread - 2020

cle757 wrote:
It will be released tomorrow


The schedule load will occur over the weekend, although if you have access to seat availability it’s pretty easy to see where the upgauge will be.

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by wn676
Thu Feb 20, 2020 3:57 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What might have been: United's legacy 757-200 fleet...
Replies: 30
Views: 8076

Re: What might have been: United's legacy 757-200 fleet...

Obviously, this would have allowed United to better weather the MAX grounding. That doesn't logically follow, unless you're arguing they'd just have an extra 40 jets sitting around not flying, waiting for some unanticipated grounding. I guess I'm mostly focused on the fact that UA sold/parked/scrap...

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by wn676
Mon Feb 17, 2020 12:57 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Time for UA to step up?
Replies: 241
Views: 29957

Re: Time for UA to step up?

UA is also having problems managing the facilities at the aging Terminal C at EWR as is with broken restrooms and lack of clubs and club space. EWR is also a very expensive hub to run hence why it's no longer at the top of scale with profitability anymore like back in the old days. UA is in the mid...

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by wn676
Mon Feb 10, 2020 11:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet, Network, & Livery Thread - 2020
Replies: 3139
Views: 544765

Re: United Fleet, Network, & Livery Thread - 2020

Haven’t seen this posted elsewhere but SFO-TPE is being temporarily downgauged to the B787-9 starting March 1st as a result of the schedule reductions to mainland China.

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by wn676
Fri Jan 31, 2020 5:39 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet, Network, & Livery Thread - 2020
Replies: 3139
Views: 544765

Re: United Fleet, Network, & Livery Thread - 2020

Interesting tidbit from United a few hours ago. Anyways, United will be moving all operations to the brand new T3 at PHX instead of the old and run-down T2 they were previously operating out of. Move will be complete by Feb. 3rd according to their Twitter post. UA is moving to the north concourse w...

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by wn676
Wed Jan 29, 2020 6:20 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet, Network, & Livery Thread - 2020
Replies: 3139
Views: 544765

Re: United Fleet, Network, & Livery Thread - 2020

4 772ER - must be due to lavs behind door 2 instead of in front of door 2 in 772A units. 4 more BF at the windows, -6 at the windows in Economy. Big switch in Y vs. E+. Anything to do with lavs by Door 3 or a crew module? Isn’t there an extra lav on these aircraft at door 4? Between that and the lo...

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by wn676
Thu Jan 16, 2020 9:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Phoenix Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 416
Views: 51956

Re: Phoenix Aviation Thread - 2020

https://facebook.com/events/s/farewell- ... 959/?ti=as

Heard from an Alaska employee that they're moving to T3N on the 3rd.


Signage should be going up in the next few days.
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Maverick623 wrote:
There will be an open house for T2 on February 4th from 4pm-8:30pm.

https://facebook.com/events/s/farewell- ... 959/?ti=as

Heard from an Alaska employee that they're moving to T3N on the 3rd.


Signage should be going up in the next few days.

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by wn676
Mon Jan 06, 2020 2:49 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Chicago Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 891
Views: 126942

Re: Chicago Aviation Thread - 2020

More from the CDA today.... https://i.postimg.cc/htxpzn0b/Screen-Shot-2020-01-03-at-5-21-02-PM.png I'm borrowing a CDA presentation image posted by CleSyrRoc in the 2019 thread that illustrates the A/B replacement projects. https://i.postimg.cc/15C7kPmy/Screen-Shot-2020-01-03-at-7-32-48-PM.png The ...

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by wn676
Fri Jan 03, 2020 12:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Phoenix Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 416
Views: 51956

Re: Phoenix Aviation Thread - 2020

Thank you you are finally someone who understands. PHX is getting screwed by Doug and his hatred of his original hub. One day PHX will rise again and we will be a premier international hub in the US just like LAX, DFW, and SFO. Care to explain how Doug Parker is screwing over PHX? You seemed to ign...

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by wn676
Fri Jan 03, 2020 11:58 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: why 2L boarding door on DL 75's?
Replies: 44
Views: 7597

Re: why 2L boarding door on DL 75's?

I love the 757 L2 boarding. I wish the A321s would do it as well. As someone who seeks out the DL 757s where possible. I wont lie, turning left is an ego boost lol But it is also nice for boarding and deplaning. So much nicer not having 150 people walk by crowding up the aisle. And getting off is a...

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by wn676
Fri Jan 03, 2020 11:32 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: why 2L boarding door on DL 75's?
Replies: 44
Views: 7597

Re: why 2L boarding door on DL 75's?

Don't most carriers board and deboard 752s through 2L? FI and UA certainly do from recent experience. 2L boarding is a huge efficiency advantage at boarding, for one thing, and also gives the people up front the ego boost of "turn left" (don't laugh; this is a big thing to some of those f...

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by wn676
Tue Dec 31, 2019 9:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PHL’s Transatlantic Routes - Why?
Replies: 66
Views: 14315

Re: PHL’s Transatlantic Routes - Why?

Why has AA chosen to fly a lot of routes to secondary cities in Europe instead of focusing on the core ones? FRA, MUC, MXP amongst others all seem like obvious routes from a transatlantic gateway, yet none of them are served? Why is this? It’s likely because the secondary cities perform better than...

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by wn676
Mon Dec 30, 2019 4:48 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Phoenix Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 805
Views: 125158

Re: Phoenix Aviation Thread - 2019

1337Delta764 wrote:
I wonder, is AC still moving to T3N? I haven't seen it mentioned in any recent news article.


Yes, they still are. I believe the tentative plan is to have them primarily operating on the end gates.

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by wn676
Mon Dec 30, 2019 4:41 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: United 772 being washed at gate
Replies: 33
Views: 9976

Re: United 772 being washed at gate

Sitting at HNL waiting for a flight. Watched a group on the ground and on lifts wiping down a United 772 while it was sitting at the gate. They did the entire underside and engines. I have never seen this before in 45 years of travel? Is this something normal for United? Or something normal for HNL...

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by wn676
Sat Dec 21, 2019 6:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Chicago Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 1170
Views: 220123

Re: Chicago Aviation Thread - 2019

I realize I'm hardly an expert airport planner but I always wondered why the city didn't move 22R/4L a little northeast so that it didn't intersect 27L/9R and extend into the terminal space. That would have allowed a full concourse to be built. As it is, in the OGT drawings released, the new concou...

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by wn676
Sat Dec 21, 2019 2:53 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet/Network Thread - 2019
Replies: 3546
Views: 709050

Re: United Fleet/Network Thread - 2019

Polaris goes all the way back to the overwing exit...... https://i.imgur.com/CEF9ZC2.jpg I had a chance to fly the 76L ORD-EWR a few months ago on an equipment swap, and was lucky enough to be upgraded...into 18L with no window. You can really appreciate the size of the cabin from that vantage poin...

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by wn676
Sat Dec 14, 2019 6:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Phoenix Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 805
Views: 125158

Re: Phoenix Aviation Thread - 2019

For those interested, UA has a B764 parked on the T3N ramp until Sunday. It also was utilized for test fits this evening. I saw it land yesterday. Had a glow worm (new guy) on my crew, his jaw about hit the floor lol. I assume it brought the Browns into town? Glow worm... https://uploads.tapatalk-c...

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by wn676
Sat Dec 14, 2019 5:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Phoenix Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 805
Views: 125158

Re: Phoenix Aviation Thread - 2019

I wonder if they will keep the T2 garage and West Economy parking open until the Skytrain is finished? I think they are building a West parking garage around 24th and Buckeye. Unless something has changed, the plan is to realign Sky Harbor Boulevard, which would require the demolition of the T2 gar...

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by wn676
Sat Dec 14, 2019 5:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Phoenix Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 805
Views: 125158

Re: Phoenix Aviation Thread - 2019

Here's a suggestion that I know will not happen, but would if I was in charge of Sky harbor: After Terminal 2 closes and flights have stopped, the Airport Authority should have an 'open house' allowing the public a last chance to walk through the entire terminal before it is demolished. 58 years of...

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by wn676
Sat Dec 14, 2019 5:32 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Phoenix Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 805
Views: 125158

Re: Phoenix Aviation Thread - 2019

Here is a great article about the history of the T2 ‘The Phoenix’ mural and the plans to move and preserve it. As a side question, does anyone know the date for T2s airlines move to T3? I think I saw a few pages back in the thread said it'd be March but this article says February. I have day trip t...

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by wn676
Wed Dec 11, 2019 12:56 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Chicago Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 1170
Views: 220123

Re: Chicago Aviation Thread - 2019

...Pretty much all of Terminals 1, 2 and 3 are extremely out of date and need to be replaced with newer and additional gates with bigger holdrooms that can accommodate more mainline aircraft. Et voila! https://i.postimg.cc/TwNWncWT/Screen-Shot-2019-12-10-at-5-23-22-PM.png https://www.archdaily.com/...

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by wn676
Tue Dec 10, 2019 12:21 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Phoenix Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 805
Views: 125158

Re: Phoenix Aviation Thread - 2019

Test fits are starting at T3N tonight and should be continuing irregularly through January with various aircraft types. I believe they will be testing a widebody on Friday.

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by wn676
Mon Dec 09, 2019 4:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Airlines Network Thread - 2019
Replies: 934
Views: 166664

Re: American Airlines Network Thread - 2019

per Airlineroute AA will start seasonal LGA-PHX from 04/11-05/02 Hopefully there is more https://twitter.com/Airlineroute/status/1203935472055046144 I assume this is Saturday service only when the perimeter rule is relaxed. Does AA have additional exemptions out of LGA? WN previously operated Satur...

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by wn676
Sun Dec 08, 2019 8:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet/Network Thread - 2019
Replies: 3546
Views: 709050

Re: United Fleet/Network Thread - 2019

jayunited, have you heard of any new destinations overseas for UA (TPAC or TATL)? I would like to see UA serve MNL & BKK in the Pacific and WAW in Europe. Those are all low yielding ethnic leisure destinations. Would be hard to imagine those being served by a US carrier. There was a rumor threa...

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by wn676
Thu Dec 05, 2019 3:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United orders 50 A321 XLR, defers A350's to 2027
Replies: 481
Views: 85460

Re: United orders 50 A321 XLR, defers A350's to 2027

The real question is can the A321XLR handle Lima ? EWR - LIM is known for 500+ bags on a 757. The XLR has the range but I doubt it’s taking 500 bags. What makes you think the A321XLR won´t be taking 500 bags when the 757 can fit them? Its not like there is a large difference between cargo hold volu...

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by wn676
Fri Nov 29, 2019 10:02 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Airlines Network Thread - 2019
Replies: 934
Views: 166664

Re: American Airlines Network Thread - 2019

So... AA's ending/not displaying PHL 788 service from October 25, 2020... which I'm assuming is an error or a placeholder. Or at least, I can't seem to find anymore 788 TATL routes. It looks like on aa.com PHL-AMS is listed twice on October 25. One is a 788 departing 6:50 and one is a 763 departing...

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by wn676
Sat Nov 23, 2019 6:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumor: PK to possibly resume JFK in April 2020
Replies: 15
Views: 4429

Re: Rumor: PK to possibly resume JFK in April 2020

Isn't the westbound stop in Europe obligatory because of US security concerns? I believe Ethiopian is in the same category. It was obligatory because TSA was not allowed to do screening in Pakistan themselves. TSA has visited ISB and KHI earlier this year, so I believe the westbound stop will be dr...

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by wn676
Tue Nov 19, 2019 1:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Airlines Updating Their Livery
Replies: 124
Views: 27005

Re: American Airlines Updating Their Livery

Wrong, Airbus uses a different aluminum and requires paint. Show me any Airbus now that is a bare metal finish How about this one? https://worldairlinenews.files.wordpress.com/2009/09/american-a300-600-n14077-68grd-mia-bdlr.jpg How about a current flying plane? And AA ended up painting the A300s du...

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by wn676
Sun Oct 27, 2019 4:08 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 1st A32x wearing the new UA livery spotted
Replies: 20
Views: 5464

Re: 1st A32x wearing the new UA livery spotted

They’ve had an A319 flying for just under a month now in the new colors. There are a few photos in the database of it:

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