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by cosyr
Mon Aug 19, 2019 1:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet/Network Thread - 2019
Replies: 2071
Views: 363147

Re: United Fleet/Network Thread - 2019

I never assumed anything... that’s why I asked the question. Furthermore... you have to factor in the cost of developing the new livery of which UA likely paid millions to do. My position is that interior refurbs should have been a bigger priority and would have gone farther in my opinion to presen...

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by cosyr
Mon Aug 19, 2019 12:17 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet/Network Thread - 2019
Replies: 2071
Views: 363147

Re: United Fleet/Network Thread - 2019

I’d be interested to know what the cost differential is between installing new sidewalls, lighting and overhead bins vs completely repainting an aircraft. My personal opinion is that the money spent on developing and implementation of the new livery would have been better spent updating the cabins ...

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by cosyr
Thu Aug 15, 2019 4:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet/Network Thread - 2019
Replies: 2071
Views: 363147

Re: United Fleet/Network Thread - 2019

I don't think UA has any regrets about purchasing 6 772As in 2000, those aircraft have served a their purpose which was to allow UA to reenter the ORD-HNL market launch ORD-OGG and back then provided much needed lift for our LAX-HNL and SFO-Hawaii flights. Fast forward to 2019 and it seems like UA ...

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by cosyr
Wed Aug 14, 2019 8:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet/Network Thread - 2019
Replies: 2071
Views: 363147

Re: United Fleet/Network Thread - 2019

I agree that it is time to get rid of the IPTE seats. I hated them with passion and actually changed airline to avoid them when they showed up on my flight. I agree. Stepping over someone to get from a window is fine for a domestic flight, but middle seats for J fares need to go extinct. That is a ...

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by cosyr
Wed Aug 14, 2019 12:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet/Network Thread - 2019
Replies: 2071
Views: 363147

Re: United Fleet/Network Thread - 2019

I just don't get the 797 potential characteristics. In my opinion, the choices are either a single aisle aircraft with a slightly longer range than the 752 that could be as long as the 753 or something like a 762/788 type twin aisle 8 or 9 across Y aircraft that takes LD3s. If the aircraft is short...

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by cosyr
Wed Aug 14, 2019 12:10 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Stapleton Airport question - how bad was it, really?
Replies: 27
Views: 4994

Re: Stapleton Airport question - how bad was it, really?

I worked for United from '90-'95 and had plenty of Stapleton experiences. I'd suggest obtaining a copy of the book, 'Denver International Airport - Lessons Learned' by Paul Stephen Dempsey. The thrust of the book is on the politics that led to the building of Denver International. Yet, it's also th...

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by cosyr
Tue Aug 13, 2019 4:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet/Network Thread - 2019
Replies: 2071
Views: 363147

Re: United Fleet/Network Thread - 2019

Thanks, so if it hasn't changed since March, UA will convert 4 of the 7 older 763s and have only 3 on the retire list. We'll have to see which aircraft get Polaris. Maybe by growing through some of the older frames, they can keep more downtime and extend their life further. Hopefully, most can real...

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by cosyr
Tue Aug 13, 2019 4:32 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Stapleton Airport question - how bad was it, really?
Replies: 27
Views: 4994

Re: Stapleton Airport question - how bad was it, really?

I loved Stapleton. It was so much more interesting than DIA, but I can see that it was constrained, mostly from a runway perspective. As I lived in Denver, not connecting through it, I didn't really suffer from the delays that people complained about. I also, always flew out of E, which was really n...

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by cosyr
Tue Aug 13, 2019 1:06 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet/Network Thread - 2019
Replies: 2071
Views: 363147

Re: First CRJ-550 at ORD

Interesting concept, and the 2 things I wonder about: 1) I wonder if F pax will actually like the self-serve bar area. I think they could, but only if the FA does the initial drink/snack service before moving to the back cabin. 2) I'm calling it now: if those mid-cabin storage bins don't have a fal...

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by cosyr
Tue Aug 13, 2019 12:56 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Upstate New York Thread - 2019
Replies: 323
Views: 37979

Re: Upstate New York Thread - 2019

Buffalomatt1027 wrote:
jworks158 wrote:
From the OAG thread

F9 BUF-RDU OCT 0.3>0.0[0.3]


I never understand what those mean ......... f9 cutting its seasonal route?

Possibly, but if it is a seasonal summer route, it could just be ending for the year.

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by cosyr
Sat Aug 10, 2019 1:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet/Network Thread - 2019
Replies: 2071
Views: 363147

Re: UA B787-10 to PVG from SFO/LAX, will yields suffer?

For the same reason you are not allowed to pack a laptop in your checked bags. Lithium-Ion batteries can be unstable and are a fire risk, and they have been banned from the belly. That is news to me. I can carry tonnes of electronics constraining batteries contained within equipment. Not unusual to...

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by cosyr
Sat Aug 10, 2019 1:15 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet/Network Thread - 2019
Replies: 2071
Views: 363147

Re: UA B787-10 to PVG from SFO/LAX, will yields suffer?

I heard cargo is great out of PVG (electronics without the batteries) but how much cargo can the B787-10 carry more than the B787-9 does without hurting yields? Why no electronics with batteries ? For the same reason you are not allowed to pack a laptop in your checked bags. Lithium-Ion batteries c...

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by cosyr
Fri Aug 09, 2019 5:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet/Network Thread - 2019
Replies: 2071
Views: 363147

Re: United Fleet/Network Thread - 2019

So, my questions are: by any chance were the windows moved for the 550? And the other is, are those First Class seats a new seat design for UA? The CRJ-550 is a CRJ-700 with different papers – the floor in both frames is slightly lower than the CRJ-200 to get the windows in the right place. This is...

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by cosyr
Thu Aug 08, 2019 4:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet/Network Thread - 2019
Replies: 2071
Views: 363147

Re: United Fleet/Network Thread - 2019

I don't believe the 550 (de-rated and lower gross weights) can make the longer hauls out of ASE, like SFO/LAX/IAH/ORD. There will only be 1 FA on the CRJ-550... the thinking is that the self-service bar more or less replaces the FC flight attendant, who after the drink/snack pass up front will pres...

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by cosyr
Thu Aug 08, 2019 3:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet/Network Thread - 2019
Replies: 2071
Views: 363147

Re: United Fleet/Network Thread - 2019

I don't believe the 550 (de-rated and lower gross weights) can make the longer hauls out of ASE, like SFO/LAX/IAH/ORD. There will only be 1 FA on the CRJ-550... the thinking is that the self-service bar more or less replaces the FC flight attendant, who after the drink/snack pass up front will pres...

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by cosyr
Thu Aug 08, 2019 3:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet/Network Thread - 2019
Replies: 2071
Views: 363147

Re: United Fleet/Network Thread - 2019

Peek at the CRJ550 For the pax, this plane ought to offer a pretty sweet ride. Has there been any indication on markets UA intends to focus this model on so as to offer a consistent level of service in some dedicated markets or will they end up being scattered around the country at random? I would ...

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by cosyr
Thu Aug 08, 2019 12:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet/Network Thread - 2019
Replies: 2071
Views: 363147

Re: United Fleet/Network Thread - 2019

Why hasn't ORD seen new long haul routes in recent years? Also, why no 787's at ORD and will this change? ORD and especially UA are very tight on gates so until the O'Hare 21 project starts creating a net increase in gates, I don't believe UA will be expanding much at ORD :( and that is a few years...

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by cosyr
Fri Aug 02, 2019 6:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet/Network Thread - 2019
Replies: 2071
Views: 363147

Re: United Fleet/Network Thread - 2019

Take this with a massive grain of salt because this is literally an "I heard from a guy who heard from a guy, etc" kind of story and I have no intention of posting this in the actual MAX thread for fear of getting shredded. But, I picked up through the grapevine that some people in the ai...

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by cosyr
Sat Jul 27, 2019 6:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA using remote gates
Replies: 31
Views: 6815

Re: BA using remote gates

Sorry if this is irrelevant but it does make me wonder why BA107 to DXB always uses Gate A10 at T5. I always choose this flight whenever I go to Dubai and Gate A10 has always been used. BA Mid and Long haul are normally using B and C gates at T5. Must just be bad luck. Today's BA107 went from B35 a...

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by cosyr
Sat Jul 27, 2019 5:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet/Network Thread - 2019
Replies: 2071
Views: 363147

Re: United Fleet/Network Thread - 2019

I think that the giant branding (sorry I personally can’t use the word “titles”) contributes to the LCC look on a short stubby 738. Since when is the 738 "Stubby"? I can't find fuselage length of a 727-200 (since the vertical stabilizer sticks beyond the tail cone), but the cabin of the 7...

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by cosyr
Sat Jul 27, 2019 5:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet/Network Thread - 2019
Replies: 2071
Views: 363147

Re: United Fleet/Network Thread - 2019

I was thinking about this this morning, UA being at their cap of 76 seat regionals jets cannot add anymore unless they order a new 100 seater (A220, Erj195E2 etc..). Under this they would be allowed to add 1 new 76 seat regionals jet for every 1.25 new 100 seat mainline up to 88 100 seaters which w...

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by cosyr
Tue Jul 16, 2019 4:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet/Network Thread - 2019
Replies: 2071
Views: 363147

Re: United Fleet/Network Thread - 2019

Some interesting configuration changes for the 787-8 and -9 directly resulting from the Polaris and premium Y installations - 787-8 will be 28/21/194 (from 36/183, an increase in density resulting in part from the removal of the galley complex at door 3) 787-9 will be 48/21/188 (from 48/204, some l...

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by cosyr
Tue Jul 16, 2019 12:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet/Network Thread - 2019
Replies: 2071
Views: 363147

Re: United in Pennsylvania

Make it a round 200, throw in some more MAX8's and UA will have a simple and growing fleet capacity. That's a lot of capital. Scott Kirby will be President of United for 3 years this summer. While United is negotiating the purchase of old A319s, the new single-aisle deliveries have consisted of 7 B...

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by cosyr
Mon Jul 15, 2019 2:07 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet/Network Thread - 2019
Replies: 2071
Views: 363147

Re: United in Pennsylvania

Basically, can I assume that you expect the current fleet of 500 jets will still exist (by seat count not necessarily jet count) in ten years? Count Type years 72 A319-100 17.9 99 A320-200 21.0 40 B737-700 20.3 141 B737-800 15.4 148 B737-900 7.4 The oldest groups there are all the planes below 150 ...

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by cosyr
Fri Jul 12, 2019 6:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet/Network Thread - 2019
Replies: 2071
Views: 363147

Re: United Fleet/Network Thread - 2019

The Max groundings will continue into November. At this point, UA should just extend them into next year and plan on a total reintroduction of the plane into the fleet. No point in trying to put them into service for the shoulder season https://www.cnbc.com/amp/2019/07/12/united-airlines-extends-bo...

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by cosyr
Thu Jul 11, 2019 5:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet/Network Thread - 2019
Replies: 2071
Views: 363147

Re: United Fleet/Network Thread - 2019

It is really sad to see the luck United has ended up in the UK. Once, one of the strongest carriers in the UK, as one of only two US carriers allowed in LHR. CO also added a unique strength to secondary markets in the UK that no other US airline flew to, plus partnering with KLM, who fly to more ci...

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by cosyr
Thu Jul 11, 2019 4:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet/Network Thread - 2019
Replies: 2071
Views: 363147

Re: United Fleet/Network Thread - 2019

Today United really has something competitive with Polaris. (Losing British Midland was sad for ez connections) It is really sad to see the luck United has ended up in the UK. Once, one of the strongest carriers in the UK, as one of only two US carriers allowed in LHR. CO also added a unique streng...

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by cosyr
Wed Jul 10, 2019 1:06 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Upstate New York Thread - 2019
Replies: 323
Views: 37979

Re: Upstate New York Thread - 2019

https://www.buffalorising.com/2019/03/polish-summit-in-buffalo-july-2019/ LOT is interested in international flights out of bnia I find that very interesting, but not totally out of the question. Would their 737Max have the range to do the flight (once they are flying again) or would a larger aircr...

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by cosyr
Mon Jul 01, 2019 4:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet/Network Thread - 2019
Replies: 2071
Views: 363147

Re: United Fleet/Network Thread - 2019

You'll be even more excited as the aircraft is a 77W. For some reason UA's 77W's are shown as 772 on flight Status. I sent in this error to UA a few months ago, but it hasn't been fixed. The 77W is operating EWR-IAH this evening , then IAH-ORD and ORD-EWR on 7/2. Probably some slack in 777 schedule...

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by cosyr
Wed Jun 26, 2019 7:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet/Network Thread - 2019
Replies: 2071
Views: 363147

Re: United Fleet/Network Thread - 2019

I just don’t see UA using the 787-10 for a high density domestic 777A replacement Maybe in 10 years from now, but their performance is far better suited to international flying A far more likely replacement for the A model triples will be the older P&W ER models They probably have enough life f...

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by cosyr
Mon Jun 24, 2019 1:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet/Network Thread - 2019
Replies: 2071
Views: 363147

Re: United Fleet/Network Thread - 2019

Then UA should possibly cancel orders for at least some new MAXs or all the used 319s and order smaller narrowbodies to allow the upgrade from 50 seats to 76 seats. Net would be fewer mainline pilots at probably lower rates. Would the fewer mainline pilots be a win? I'm just saying negotiations can...

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by cosyr
Mon Jun 24, 2019 12:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet/Network Thread - 2019
Replies: 2071
Views: 363147

Re: United Fleet/Network Thread - 2019

I thought this look at data might be interesting. Using the latest available month in BTS (November 2018) I organized UAL mainline flights by number of available domestic seats of flights by origin airport and kept a running percentage. United had 12.5% domestic seats leaving from ORD, and 52% who ...

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by cosyr
Sun Jun 23, 2019 2:08 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet/Network Thread - 2019
Replies: 2071
Views: 363147

Re: United Fleet/Network Thread - 2019

The company wants more 76-seaters with more capability and higher gross weights, and recognizes that the 110-seat category isn't a great fit for United's network. I fail to see why it isn't a great fit. Can someone please explain? It can't be worse than the high CASM CRJ550's they'll be flying shor...

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by cosyr
Fri Jun 21, 2019 1:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet/Network Thread - 2019
Replies: 2071
Views: 363147

Re: United Fleet/Network Thread - 2019

...Ideally, I think a good outcome for the pilots, would be a hard cap on regional flying altogether, with more flexibility for planes seating up to 76 seats, including the E2-175, in exchange for a guaranteed order for 75-100 E2-195's or A220's. Management would get a lot of fleet flexibility, mor...

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by cosyr
Thu Jun 20, 2019 1:51 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet/Network Thread - 2019
Replies: 2071
Views: 363147

Re: United Fleet/Network Thread - 2019

I agree. What I mean by that is that's what UA management will suggest, and the pilots will very loudly say "no thanks." Any kind of scope relief in the next contract seems a far-fetched. My bet is on scope not moving an inch. Everyone seems to be certain that there is no point discussing...

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by cosyr
Wed Jun 19, 2019 11:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet/Network Thread - 2019
Replies: 2071
Views: 363147

Re: United Fleet/Network Thread - 2019

Realistically, the scope relief that UA is probably after is some form of AA's contract. UA wants to fly more E175s under UAX. UA would also probably love to put 80 seats on the E175 and remove the 86,000 lb MTOW restriction, but that's probably pushing it. The union has the upper hand on this one,...

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by cosyr
Wed Jun 19, 2019 2:16 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet/Network Thread - 2019
Replies: 2071
Views: 363147

Re: United Fleet/Network Thread - 2019

Referencing adamblang post #1324; from that picture in my opinion it seems like the larger the aircraft the better the new livery looks with the exception of the 788 and A350. For some reason the livery looks a little off on the A350 and it makes the 788 appear even more short and stubby. But it lo...

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by cosyr
Tue Jun 18, 2019 9:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet/Network Thread - 2019
Replies: 2071
Views: 363147

Re: United Fleet/Network Thread - 2019

Recently, the DOT released FY18 data under Table 41. I compiled the data into load factors & freight carried on each route, broken down by month + aircraft type for United's mainline network during FY2018. https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1aP6zPVjkllxFjUaEv8K3269kZPSLihuZg2lXfJc5q-A/edit?...

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by cosyr
Tue Jun 18, 2019 3:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet/Network Thread - 2019
Replies: 2071
Views: 363147

Re: United Fleet/Network Thread - 2019

If I were a betting man, I’d assume that the MAX will be certified to fly again in a few months. (About 6-8 months MAXs grounded globally) Then comes re entry into service. During the grounding has Boeing continued to built more 739MAXs destined for delivery to United? If so, how many? Not sure how...

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by cosyr
Mon Jun 17, 2019 1:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet/Network Thread - 2019
Replies: 2071
Views: 363147

Re: United Fleet/Network Thread - 2019

As a novice, and one who sucks at math in general (I cannot stand looking at an xl spreadsheet for my own company!) But Kirby and Munoz MUST have a long term plan and vision- they couldn’t hold down their jobs without one. Is it the CORRECT PLAN, that is “TBD” CLEARLY, the handful of used aircraft ...

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by cosyr
Wed Jun 12, 2019 1:48 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet/Network Thread - 2019
Replies: 2071
Views: 363147

Re: United Fleet/Network Thread - 2019

IMO the new livery is a decent improvement from the previous, more modern, and I love the blue nacelles. This Express livery avoids the one big problem I have with the full-size livery on the 737: the billboard-style lettering does not work well with United's logotype—the letters are too far apart,...

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by cosyr
Tue Jun 11, 2019 7:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet/Network Thread - 2019
Replies: 2071
Views: 363147

Re: United Fleet/Network Thread - 2019

If you haven't seen it, the second aircraft in the new livery has appeared on the front page of this site: 5560595 On the whole, I like the new livery, but on that E Jet it looks a little bland. Maybe it's because the cheatline is lower because of the size of the doors relative to the height of the...

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by cosyr
Tue Jun 11, 2019 7:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet/Network Thread - 2019
Replies: 2071
Views: 363147

Re: United Fleet/Network Thread - 2019

If you haven't seen it, the second aircraft in the new livery has appeared on the front page of this site: 5560595 On the whole, I like the new livery, but on that E Jet it looks a little bland. Maybe it's because the cheatline is lower because of the size of the doors relative to the height of the...

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by cosyr
Mon Jun 10, 2019 1:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet/Network Thread - 2019
Replies: 2071
Views: 363147

Re: United Fleet/Network Thread - 2019

Why on earth would they do that now, with the first delivery still 4-5 years away? Unless it was part of a larger deal? Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro As in, maybe Airbus offered them amazing terms on a couple widebodies to get them on the interested list for the A321XLR, that AA just showe...

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by cosyr
Tue Jun 04, 2019 8:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Upstate New York Thread - 2019
Replies: 323
Views: 37979

Re: Upstate New York Thread - 2019

I just read that SYR won a $6.5 million grant to fix taxi ways.

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by cosyr
Tue Jun 04, 2019 3:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Upstate New York Thread - 2019
Replies: 323
Views: 37979

Re: Upstate New York Thread - 2019

The ITH expansion and renovation project is moving right along... https://flyithaca.com/2019/05/ith-construction-update/ On the service side I wouldn't be surprised if AA moved one of their 2 BOS-ROC flights to ITH. Do you think that ROC is pulling in that many travelers from the Ithaca region on t...

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by cosyr
Sun Jun 02, 2019 9:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet/Network Thread - 2019
Replies: 2071
Views: 363147

Re: United Fleet/Network Thread - 2019

As for EWR UNITED Clubs. They are not asleep at the switch at all. They know it sucks and they have a long term fix. They just aren’t “Jeannie” and blink their eyes and fix it. A new large UC at EWR TC is underway on the roof top of the concourse with gates 120 though 138. I’m sure it will take a l...

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by cosyr
Sun Jun 02, 2019 3:22 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet/Network Thread - 2019
Replies: 2071
Views: 363147

Re: United Fleet/Network Thread - 2019

Regarding EWR and Lounge space, since Polaris took over what was a former Unites club space they are short space for non Polaris United club flyers at EWR. So much so that they’re making pop up clubs. With the construction of the new Terminal One well under way perhaps it’s an opportunity for UA. I...

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by cosyr
Sat Jun 01, 2019 1:05 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Does NZ offer free meals/alcohol on domestic/trans-tasman flights?
Replies: 7
Views: 1254

Re: Does NZ offer free meals/alcohol on domestic/trans-tasman flights?

Do they? I know domestic flights/trans tasman flights went express back in 2002 or something. What about now? Trans-Tasman is STILL Buy-On-Board service with unbundled fares. The only "complimentary" service on all fares is tea, coffee and water. The cheapest fare is still economy seat on...

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by cosyr
Fri May 31, 2019 7:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Upstate New York Thread - 2019
Replies: 323
Views: 37979

Re: Upstate New York Thread - 2019

I was just wondering if the new SYR-DEN United Express flight starting next week will become the longest scheduled flight for OO and the E175. United has the flight at 1,504 miles. Anybody know of any longer E-175 flights than that? I don't know what the longest one is, but IAH-RNO is 1530 mi, so j...

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