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by jetmatt777
Wed Jan 12, 2022 8:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United new Houston to Tel aviv route rumor
Replies: 5
Views: 1747

Re: United new Houston to Tel aviv route rumor

All of these click-bait travel blogs that have popped up over the past few years are nothing but "reporting" from people who don't know anything about the industry beyond the enthusiast traveler level talking about things they don't know anything about it and reporting it as fact. They are...

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by jetmatt777
Wed Jan 12, 2022 8:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Denver Aviation Thread - 2022
Replies: 95
Views: 13058

Re: Denver Aviation Thread - 2022

I don't think UA has the 70-76 seat capacity to open many new routes right now especially with the looming 50-seat crisis. Perhaps AC could add it and feed into UA's network.

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by jetmatt777
Wed Jan 12, 2022 4:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Denver Aviation Thread - 2022
Replies: 95
Views: 13058

Re: Denver Aviation Thread - 2022

Has anyone noticed how terrible the new wall finishes are? I will try and take a picture. They look like they are supposed to be a glossy marble finish, but it looks like a flat matte pattern that repeats itself like from a video game. And then the blue and dark grey accent walls have areas that are...

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by jetmatt777
Tue Jan 11, 2022 2:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Denver Aviation Thread - 2022
Replies: 95
Views: 13058

Re: Denver Aviation Thread - 2022

So ridiculously late, given that the first 1/3rd was supposed to be the full project. They kept the cost the same but scaled the whole thing back.

This is absolutely incredible, and not in a good way. How much more money is going to be sunk into this broken design?

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by jetmatt777
Tue Jan 11, 2022 6:31 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Denver Aviation Thread - 2022
Replies: 95
Views: 13058

Re: Denver Aviation Thread - 2022

North of C where a future D concourse is where the Bombardier train facility is. They maintain the trains there. I imagine that is where the new train consists would be delivered.

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by jetmatt777
Wed Jan 05, 2022 3:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Denver Aviation Thread - 2022
Replies: 95
Views: 13058

Re: Denver Aviation Thread - 2022

F9 is moving to the ground load gates currently occupied by UA for the UAX A-Con operation. Whenever B-East opens up Ua will move that operation from A and F9 will take those. Then UA will take some of F9’s gates on A-West

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by jetmatt777
Tue Jan 04, 2022 3:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Denver Aviation Thread - 2022
Replies: 95
Views: 13058

Re: Denver Aviation Thread - 2022

My last flight on WN was an hour and a half of pure torture with screaming kids, singing flight attendants and split up groups conversing by talking loudly to their friends several rows up. It was like being on a school bus with wings. I would rather stowaway on a container ship to Hawaii than take ...

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by jetmatt777
Mon Jan 03, 2022 7:15 pm
Forum: Site Related
Topic: Website is over-moderated
Replies: 255
Views: 29387

Re: Website is over-moderated

Yep. And every single airport in the US seems to have its own thread. The first page of the forum is a mess this time of year with all of the new year topics. I understand a few of the mega threads. But why can’t topics just live and die on their own these days? The consolidation to catch all thread...

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by jetmatt777
Sun Jan 02, 2022 4:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AS, UA, DL and others struggle to crew flights due to Omicron
Replies: 193
Views: 47557

Re: AS, UA, DL and others struggle to crew flights due to Omicron

Was today a busier travel day than usual? Not suggesting anything, just curious. Both UA & AA canceled their morning flights ORD-ABQ. I’m rebooked on an afternoon flight through Denver tomorrow, but looking at the fact UA alone has canceled 2 of their ORD-DEN legs today, and 3 yesterday, with m...

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by jetmatt777
Thu Dec 30, 2021 3:03 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA, DL, UA, AS, HA, AC S22 Departures By Hub And Aircraft Type
Replies: 63
Views: 13231

Re: AA, DL, UA, AS, HA, AC S22 Departures By Hub And Aircraft Type

I would say the only thing wrong with the data is that it is seven months in advance from now and the July schedules will likely not even be near finalized until April or May. Most of these are generic placeholders for carriers. Agreed. And this is also coming out of the pandemic where the airlines...

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by jetmatt777
Wed Dec 29, 2021 4:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Should passengers report possible maintenance issues to crew
Replies: 71
Views: 9941

Re: Should passengers report possible maintenance issues to crew

Can someone explain what is a speed tape and it's primary function? It looks like duct tape but is actually aluminum tape backed with a high strength adhesive. It is used in non-structural repairs as a temporary fix, usually in instances where drag is a concern. For example, a missing inspection pa...

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by jetmatt777
Tue Dec 28, 2021 8:37 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Is something wrong on United.com?
Replies: 5
Views: 792

Re: Is something wrong on United.com?

There have been a few IT outages the past couple of days affecting various tools and platforms. They have been limited in size and relatively short lived. Not sure if it has had any impact on customer facing tools, though.

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by jetmatt777
Sun Dec 26, 2021 5:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Denver Aviation Thread - 2021
Replies: 895
Views: 165625

Re: Denver Aviation Thread - 2021

the parking of the vehicles isn't related to the actual spraying itself, so they can be placed anywhere at the airport. Just kinda an eyesore staging everything right there with the patio and the magnificent view looking out. Hopefully when summer actually comes they will move them all to the WA pa...

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by jetmatt777
Sat Dec 25, 2021 1:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA, DL, UA, AS, HA, AC S22 Departures By Hub And Aircraft Type
Replies: 63
Views: 13231

Re: AA, DL, UA, AS, HA, AC S22 Departures By Hub And Aircraft Type

Great work. Thank you for putting it all together.

Keep in mind though that the US3 and possibly some of the others on this list are using dummy schedules for the domestic summer. There will be plenty of changes between now and March-April when the summer domestic schedules begin to be finalized.

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by jetmatt777
Fri Dec 24, 2021 3:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Denver Aviation Thread - 2021
Replies: 895
Views: 165625

Re: Denver Aviation Thread - 2021

[list=][/list] Too bad UA and DEN didn’t plan the west ends of the concourse to accept a bus losing area instead of it being the deicing truck fill station. It would be incredibly easy to run a bus from A west to B west. Bus time would probably 2-3 minutes total by going from just one end to the oth...

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by jetmatt777
Fri Dec 24, 2021 3:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AS, UA, DL and others struggle to crew flights due to Omicron
Replies: 193
Views: 47557

Re: AS, UA, DL, LH and others struggle to crew flights due to Omnicron

American Airlines is running a phenomenal operation compared to Delta, United, Jetblue, Alaska, Southwest. Just 1 cancellation today so far and no delays. Paying the flight attendants 300% was very successful. They're up to 8, but that's still pretty far off from United's 169 (9% of the schedule), ...

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by jetmatt777
Fri Dec 24, 2021 3:57 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet, Network, and Discussion Thread - Q4 2021
Replies: 1586
Views: 276893

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

Hold the phone ! I pride myself on being in the know regarding UA's latest route fleet additions and check this thread near daily yet somehow missed that UA ordered standard 32Ns ?!? When was this announced ? Was it a stand alone order, a conversion from another 32XN type ? In any event, loooove to...

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by jetmatt777
Thu Dec 23, 2021 11:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Denver Aviation Thread - 2021
Replies: 895
Views: 165625

Re: Denver Aviation Thread - 2021

Too bad UA and DEN didn’t plan the west ends of the concourse to accept a bus losing area instead of it being the deicing truck fill station. It would be incredibly easy to run a bus from A west to B west. Bus time would probably 2-3 minutes total by going from just one end to the other and not goi...

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by jetmatt777
Thu Dec 23, 2021 8:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Denver Aviation Thread - 2021
Replies: 895
Views: 165625

Re: Denver Aviation Thread - 2021

Who are they going to pay to drive all these hypothetical buses? They're having trouble hiring anybody at the airport for anything as it is. There's also no way a bus system would ever be as fast or as convenient as the automated train that has 90 second headways. The job market will eventually bal...

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by jetmatt777
Thu Dec 23, 2021 4:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet, Network, and Discussion Thread - Q4 2021
Replies: 1586
Views: 276893

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

Here’s a new one!

N890UA at DEN found a bullet hole in the aft starboard fuselage. Denver police investigating. Punctured all the way through, bullet was found inside of the airplane.

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by jetmatt777
Thu Dec 23, 2021 2:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Denver Aviation Thread - 2021
Replies: 895
Views: 165625

Re: Denver Aviation Thread - 2021

Too bad UA and DEN didn’t plan the west ends of the concourse to accept a bus losing area instead of it being the deicing truck fill station. It would be incredibly easy to run a bus from A west to B west. Bus time would probably 2-3 minutes total by going from just one end to the other and not goin...

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by jetmatt777
Wed Dec 22, 2021 6:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet, Network, and Discussion Thread - Q4 2021
Replies: 1586
Views: 276893

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

UA doesn't have just a SE problem. It has a nationwide problem. If you look at their domestic market share by revenue out of wide variety of non-hub markets, they are just not competitive with AA and DL. If you look at Q3 for example, UA had passenger revenue of $6.6 billion. AA was at $8.0 billion...

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by jetmatt777
Tue Dec 21, 2021 10:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet, Network, and Discussion Thread - Q4 2021
Replies: 1586
Views: 276893

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

This comes up at every quarterly town hall. Kirby’s answer is always the same: United doesn’t have any desire to run a SE operation nor does it have the resources to open one. It would take airplanes from existing growth plans and put them into an unprofitable venture. They can make money immediatel...

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by jetmatt777
Tue Dec 21, 2021 8:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet, Network, and Discussion Thread - Q4 2021
Replies: 1586
Views: 276893

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

adamblang wrote:
codc10 wrote:
Am I the only one that is DYING for this thread to accrue enough posts so that this one is banished to an earlier page?

Every time this page loads it jumps all over the place!


It’s terrible. That post should be deleted.

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by jetmatt777
Tue Dec 21, 2021 4:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United CEO Tells Senate Panel that 100 Regional Jets are Grounded Because of the Pilot Shortage
Replies: 153
Views: 16092

Re: United CEO Tells Senate Panel that 100 Regional Jets are Grounded Because of the Pilot Shortage

In the US government is largely not in the business of organizing the training of people for careers. Also business does not organize nor carry the cost of training for most professions. Labour laws allow relatively easy removal of people and also facilitate easy transfer between businesses. The re...

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by jetmatt777
Mon Dec 20, 2021 10:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United CEO Tells Senate Panel that 100 Regional Jets are Grounded Because of the Pilot Shortage
Replies: 153
Views: 16092

Re: United CEO Tells Senate Panel that 100 Regional Jets are Grounded Because of the Pilot Shortage

I don’t think airlines really wanted to pay RJ pilots $120k-$150k instead of $60-80k to get people over the wall, funding avgas flying in a circle for 1000 extra hours. (Which is a $100,000 cost). They probably won’t do that. So we see a game of chicken developing between the pilot special interest...

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by jetmatt777
Sun Dec 19, 2021 2:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Denver Aviation Thread - 2021
Replies: 895
Views: 165625

Re: Denver Aviation Thread - 2021

For those that received their COVID vaccine at the airport; I believe this excellence center is in that unfinished area where they had (still have) the vaccine pop-up site.

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by jetmatt777
Sun Dec 19, 2021 4:31 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Denver Aviation Thread - 2021
Replies: 895
Views: 165625

Re: Denver Aviation Thread - 2021

So much for any good ramp views for passengers from the B-con finger over to the new B-East gates. They are installing a 12 foot tall blast fence up against the building.

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by jetmatt777
Fri Dec 17, 2021 4:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet, Network, and Discussion Thread - Q4 2021
Replies: 1586
Views: 276893

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

https://twitter.com/byerussell/status/1 ... 72298?s=21

Have yet to see any announcement from the company. Not sure if this is just iMessage or if SMS will work somehow?
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Seeing this tweet that United is to begin free inflight messaging starting today.

https://twitter.com/byerussell/status/1 ... 72298?s=21

Have yet to see any announcement from the company. Not sure if this is just iMessage or if SMS will work somehow?

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by jetmatt777
Fri Dec 17, 2021 5:32 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United CEO Tells Senate Panel that 100 Regional Jets are Grounded Because of the Pilot Shortage
Replies: 153
Views: 16092

Re: United CEO Tells Senate Panel that 100 Regional Jets are Grounded Because of the Pilot Shortage

There is no shortage as the original poster stated. This is 100% self inflicted and I wish the Senate would boot him and invite him to keep his thoughts to himself. The solution is simple. Pay a wage that makes pilots want to fly regional jets. If you cannot afford it then shut down that branch of ...

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by jetmatt777
Fri Dec 17, 2021 3:18 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United CEO Tells Senate Panel that 100 Regional Jets are Grounded Because of the Pilot Shortage
Replies: 153
Views: 16092

Re: United CEO Tells Senate Panel that 100 Regional Jets are Grounded Because of the Pilot Shortage

There is no way 100 jets are parked. Considering the 76-seaters are maxed out on scope, these would all have to be 50-seaters. They don't count as "grounded" when you kill off an entire regional (ExpressJet). I think there probably should be an asterisk next to his comment. It is probably...

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by jetmatt777
Wed Dec 15, 2021 2:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Denver Aviation Thread - 2021
Replies: 895
Views: 165625

Re: Denver Aviation Thread - 2021

apparently A-west flooded this past week. Haven't heard anything official, but if true, will push back opening for sure. A-East flooded, in the new expansion. There is no A-east project. I have heard B-east flooded because the main terminal lost water pressure, so they boosted the whole system pres...

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by jetmatt777
Tue Dec 14, 2021 3:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet, Network, and Discussion Thread - Q4 2021
Replies: 1586
Views: 276893

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

I saw it yesterday for its ferry flight to TUS. I am 99% sure it was in the new livery.

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by jetmatt777
Tue Dec 14, 2021 4:57 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet, Network, and Discussion Thread - Q4 2021
Replies: 1586
Views: 276893

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

I have heard him speak in town halls. You can ask him just about any question related to the company or industry and he will have an accurate answer at an incredible level of detail. He eats, breathes, and sleeps the aviation industry. So far he has proven to be a very successful leader. Let’s see h...

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by jetmatt777
Tue Dec 14, 2021 2:54 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet, Network, and Discussion Thread - Q4 2021
Replies: 1586
Views: 276893

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

https://www.instagram.com/p/CXcGnZKlRaE ... =copy_link
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Continental767 wrote:
Cmac787 wrote:
N75854 757-300 is scheduled to exit AMA paint with Evo blue livery and ferry to ORD F2754/13Dec



Any photos of this bird yet?


https://www.instagram.com/p/CXcGnZKlRaE ... =copy_link

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by jetmatt777
Mon Dec 13, 2021 3:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: How much does an ejection seat cost and in civil aviation
Replies: 21
Views: 2114

Re: How much does an ejection seat cost and in civil aviation

I’d prefer the pilots to continue to just fly it up until the last moment. If things are so dire that we have to eject, there probably is no time to prepare. If there is time to prepare that means the aircraft is controllable enough to attempt some sort of controlled landing or ditching. I’ll take m...

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by jetmatt777
Mon Dec 13, 2021 12:01 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Why do E145 Aircraft have to utilize a jetway adapter
Replies: 21
Views: 3159

Re: Why do E145 Aircraft have to utilize a jetway adapter

A jetbridge driver may not know from the outside which one has stairs. Training was to look for the window. Door with a window means conventional door, no window means airstairs. Trans States was a mess for a bunch of different reasons though, their procedures and equipment was always different fro...

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by jetmatt777
Sun Dec 12, 2021 4:16 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Avelo Airlines News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 1304
Views: 249992

Re: Avelo Airlines News and Discussion Thread

800’s have been doing transcons for years with full loads. What? Also. “Just an ETOPS program”. That is a HUGE step for this carrier. Not that they aren’t capable someday. But it is very expensive and requires a great deal of operational competence from the ground up. They have yet to establish that...

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by jetmatt777
Fri Dec 10, 2021 9:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: updated: MH370 claim: breakthrough?
Replies: 65
Views: 26889

Re: MH370 claim: 777 flew in holding pattern for 22 min

Something tells me the US govt knows where it is. They just can’t say so without revealing secret technology. If that was true, the US could just say "look here but we can tell you how we know, period" They wouldn't need to reveal anything except the location which doesn't tell anyone any...

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by jetmatt777
Thu Dec 09, 2021 10:24 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Why do E145 Aircraft have to utilize a jetway adapter
Replies: 21
Views: 3159

Re: Why do E145 Aircraft have to utilize a jetway adapter

The procedure to use the adapter for 145's at UA came from a time when UA did have some aircraft that had stairs. The old Trans States "HK" birds had stairs, at least some of them did. This was a procedure for commonality. A jetbridge driver may not know from the outside which one has stai...

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by jetmatt777
Thu Dec 09, 2021 7:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Amazon Fleet Discussion - 2021
Replies: 1318
Views: 189607

Re: Amazon Fleet Discussion - 2021

I've got a fed ex ground package that has been "in transit" in Chicago for six days now. Hasn't move an inch. Yup. Looking at this it’s an artifact of how FedEx ground tracking works. From what I can tell once a package is on a trailer, that trailer sends its GPS location in twice a day, ...

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by jetmatt777
Tue Dec 07, 2021 3:26 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet, Network, and Discussion Thread - Q4 2021
Replies: 1586
Views: 276893

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

dc10lover wrote:
Are the crj 550's successful?


They keep converting every 700 they can get their hands on that isn’t flying 70 seat missions for OO, so I would say, yes.

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by jetmatt777
Sat Dec 04, 2021 10:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Avelo Airlines News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 1304
Views: 249992

Re: Avelo Airlines News and Discussion Thread

In my opinionated mind, the ISP announcement is probably B6, NK, or MX, but MX said last time they were announcing routes before the airports got to them. B6 sounds like this announcement with their alliance with AA and their presence in the NY area. Disregard that: the announcement appears to be M...

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by jetmatt777
Sat Dec 04, 2021 10:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Passenger jumps from WN aircraft taxiing in PHX
Replies: 12
Views: 4670

Re: Passenger jumps from WN aircraft taxiing in PHX

https://www.12news.com/article/news/local/man-jumps-from-southwest-airlines-plane-sky-harbor/75-6989c3cd-744b-40ea-ba01-3b5a6009856a Should be charged with criminal trespassing at the very least. Trespassing is a very tricky subject to prosecute, especially as felony it involves proving that you ha...

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by jetmatt777
Thu Dec 02, 2021 11:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United seeks donations to purchase its Sustainable Aviation Fuel
Replies: 44
Views: 5368

Re: United seeks donations to purchase its Sustainable Aviation Fuel

I think they would have better success by rephrasing it a bit. I also think a "match" would be the smarter way to go about it. Something like: "United is already committed to purchasing 1.5 billion gallons sustainable aviation fuel, but you can help us grow that number. We will match ...

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by jetmatt777
Thu Dec 02, 2021 5:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Denver Aviation Thread - 2021
Replies: 895
Views: 165625

Re: Denver Aviation Thread - 2021

No. The plan has always been once this “expansion” is complete that United would not gain any net gates on the B concourse. We had 69 gates before, and we will have 69 after. Growth is on A West.

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by jetmatt777
Thu Dec 02, 2021 3:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet, Network, and Discussion Thread - Q4 2021
Replies: 1586
Views: 276893

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

Benni228 wrote:
Awesome to see the eco skies 2.0 livery on N77259! Excited to see UA pushing boundaries again


Looks great. Has a very "northwest" look to it. Not the airline, the region. A marine feel. Like Alaska's old green stripes.

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by jetmatt777
Thu Dec 02, 2021 3:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Denver Aviation Thread - 2021
Replies: 895
Views: 165625

Re: Denver Aviation Thread - 2021

No gate will be on the north side of the south finger. B80-95. B81, 83, 85, 87, 89, 91 are gone permanenty. 93 is still in service but will go away once the north finger is complete. There will be gates on the north and south sides of the north finger. These will be gates B62-B71 South: B62, 64, 66,...

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by jetmatt777
Wed Dec 01, 2021 4:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United 737 Flies With 100% Sustainable Fuel 12/1/2021
Replies: 65
Views: 12601

Re: United Announcement 12/1/2021

I don’t think the members of this website understand that the public has different priorities than just route announcements. Not every “big” announcement is going to be a route announcement or aircraft order. A company the size of United has many different departments and a large scope of what is im...

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by jetmatt777
Wed Dec 01, 2021 1:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Aircraft that never was ... The Lockheed Flatbed
Replies: 22
Views: 5377

Re: Aircraft that never was ... The Lockheed Flatbed

I have no earthly idea how you’d be able to calculate your performance not knowing how much parasitic drag is being created by the shape of the payload. Fuel burn en route would be a total mystery until you’d flown for an hour. I love this kind of thing because it’s a glimpse of the strength of rec...

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