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by cosyr
Sun Sep 16, 2018 1:46 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Upstate New York Thread - 2018
Replies: 459
Views: 31643

Re: Upstate New York Thread - 2018

Looks like SYR is getting UA mainline back again. Had a schedule change for a flight in Feb and the first morning flight and last evening flights from ORD are both 319s now. First time for the non-summer schedule in a while I think? Looks like the change to mainline happens on January 7th. Awesome....

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by cosyr
Wed Sep 12, 2018 12:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet Upgrade Status - 2018
Replies: 1916
Views: 241633

Re: United Fleet Upgrade Status - 2018

A thread over on FlyerTalk says these United aircraft have channel 9 in the seatback entertainment: sUA 777-200ERs sCO 777-200ERs sUA 777-300ERs sUA 777-200As sUA 767-300ERs sCO 767-400ERs sUA 757-200 The last four times I've asked the FA's to ask the pilots to turn on Ch. 9, the FA's have gone awa...

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by cosyr
Wed Sep 05, 2018 6:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet Upgrade Status - 2018
Replies: 1916
Views: 241633

Re: United Fleet Upgrade Status - 2018

Doesn't it look like the E2 is a dead duck due to scope clauses? Wiki says. E175E2 is too heavy for scope clause and the extra row vs. E175 pushes it over 76 seats. E195E2, does it have too many seats to be part of scope clause that would allow added 76 seaters? E190E2 might be the only aircraft if...

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by cosyr
Wed Sep 05, 2018 12:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet Upgrade Status - 2018
Replies: 1916
Views: 241633

Re: United Fleet Upgrade Status - 2018

It's interesting that two North American network airlines with 100-seat mainline feel it's worth investing in (Delta and JetBlue with their A220 orders), two North American network airlines with 100-seat mainline are reported to be working at getting rid of it (Air Canada and American), and two Nor...

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by cosyr
Mon Sep 03, 2018 4:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet Upgrade Status - 2018
Replies: 1916
Views: 241633

Re: United Fleet Upgrade Status - 2018

Isn't the ERJ-195 E2 more of a regional jet compared to the CS100, even though they are technically capable of a similar seat count? I've always been educated by the fact that 4-abreast is a regional jet, while 5-abreast is mainline... I think a lot of people think that, but I ask you then, what wa...

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by cosyr
Mon Sep 03, 2018 12:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet Upgrade Status - 2018
Replies: 1916
Views: 241633

Re: United Fleet Upgrade Status - 2018

DL made a smart move and picked up the 717s from AirTran/Southwest and will soon start replacing those with A220s. How is it that DL's ability to operate 100 seat category aircraft is better than's UAL's? Is DL's management better than UA's? Was it really a smart move to pick up relatively ineffici...

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by cosyr
Mon Sep 03, 2018 2:17 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet Upgrade Status - 2018
Replies: 1916
Views: 241633

Re: United Fleet Upgrade Status - 2018

I'll preface this with (a) I don't have skin in this game so my commentary means diddly and (b) I don't have all the information – my intent here is only to add bits of information to the conversation so maybe there's a better standing on why small mainline might or might not work. Looking at Unite...

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by cosyr
Fri Aug 31, 2018 12:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Upstate New York Thread - 2018
Replies: 459
Views: 31643

Re: Upstate New York Thread - 2018

If it were profitable to do BUF-ALB there would have been somebody on the route already. OneJet had an average of 14 pax on every flight. Maybe if it were a more well known airline you could get one full flight everyday. The only thing that would get BUF-ALB going would probably be a regional doing...

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by cosyr
Fri Aug 31, 2018 12:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet Upgrade Status - 2018
Replies: 1916
Views: 241633

Re: United Fleet Upgrade Status - 2018

As I understand now, the 7 1992/1993 build 2-cabin 763s will be retired eventually and are not planned for new Polaris interiors. The other 14 (1998+ deliveries) will be high-J (46J) along with the 3 ex-HA birds, for a total of 17. Ultimately there will also be 14 763 in the 30J Polaris configurati...

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by cosyr
Thu Aug 30, 2018 4:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet Upgrade Status - 2018
Replies: 1916
Views: 241633

Re: United Fleet Upgrade Status - 2018

As I understand now, the 7 1992/1993 build 2-cabin 763s will be retired eventually and are not planned for new Polaris interiors. The other 14 (1998+ deliveries) will be high-J (46J) along with the 3 ex-HA birds, for a total of 17. Ultimately there will also be 14 763 in the 30J Polaris configurati...

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by cosyr
Thu Aug 30, 2018 2:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet Upgrade Status - 2018
Replies: 1916
Views: 241633

Re: United Fleet Upgrade Status - 2018

So...following this now... I was originally lead to believe that for the 767-300's... The 2 Class 763 (Pre Polaris) were NOT going to be refitted and going to be retired or something...and the 3 Class 767-300 would get Polaris.. Now...is it going to be 2 Class 763 is going to the High J, Low Densit...

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by cosyr
Wed Aug 29, 2018 1:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet Upgrade Status - 2018
Replies: 1916
Views: 241633

Re: United Fleet Upgrade Status - 2018

That was in regards to the 787 Polaris mods. As far as EWR, I don’t see any big shift of 787-8/9 flying there in the near term. Admittedly though, having a 787 base there to support the 78J would certainly open up more opportunities for them. For Polaris J seats on the 787 I am assuming the seats w...

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by cosyr
Tue Aug 21, 2018 12:35 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet Upgrade Status - 2018
Replies: 1916
Views: 241633

Re: United Fleet Upgrade Status - 2018

United international fleet allocation for upcoming winter schedule Looks like 787-10 will debut on EWR-LAX https://pbs.twimg.com/media/DlFQOKPU0AA5b1k.jpg:large https://twitter.com/LAflyr/status/1031694425833914369 Wow, only 4 Intl routes from EWR on the 752?! What do they do with the other 30 or s...

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by cosyr
Mon Aug 20, 2018 1:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet Upgrade Status - 2018
Replies: 1916
Views: 241633

Re: United Fleet Upgrade Status - 2018

Just a few questions regarding the 763ERs: When did the 2 Class birds receive their cabin upgrade? I assume shortly after the merger? These birds also had the 3 Class pmUA configuration? The 2 Class 767s getting the Polaris upgrade keep their Economy seats, what about the 3 Class birds? I am pretty...

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by cosyr
Fri Aug 17, 2018 8:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Are people allowed to paint their plane in old airline liveries?
Replies: 24
Views: 4990

Re: Are people allowed to do this ? (pic)

You are certainly allowed to do it, as long as you do not use it for revenue purposes. As soon as someone pays you to fly them on your plane, you may be infringing on the trademark. In general, if you want to paint a huge Pan Am symbol on the front of your house, you can do that. A non revenue gener...

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by cosyr
Fri Aug 17, 2018 1:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United A321
Replies: 47
Views: 7886

Re: United A321

Regardless of what happens in the future, this model is irrelevant. It is clearly an A321CEO, not NEO, so it does not reflect any current discussions, if any, that UA might be having. It is clearly an older model, probably from back when the newly merged UA made that big 739NG order.

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by cosyr
Sun Aug 12, 2018 2:52 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA S18 Departures By Hub And Aircraft Type
Replies: 76
Views: 11879

Re: UA S18 Departures By Hub And Aircraft Type

It is really cool to see how DEN has grown in the last couple years. Now they are past EWR as UA's 3 busiest hub and a higher percentage mainline than in the past. Also, I know UA has flown widebodies into DEN off and on forever, but now 2 of them are actually flying internationally! On the other en...

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by cosyr
Sat Aug 11, 2018 2:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet Upgrade Status - 2018
Replies: 1916
Views: 241633

Re: United Fleet Upgrade Status - 2018

Just to play devils advocate here for a second...when you’re dealing with the shear number of flights a major airline like UA is pennies quickly add up to real money. I seem to recall a story years back (no idea if it’s true or what time period it’s from) about AA realizing if they removed one oliv...

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by cosyr
Sat Aug 11, 2018 2:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Taoyuan airport/TPE not a competitive transit hub?
Replies: 26
Views: 3638

Re: Taoyuan airport/TPE not a competitive transit hub?

This report Taoyuan airport not a competitive transit hub raises an interesting issue over the competitiveness of Taiwan’s Taoyuan Airport as a transit hub A report by Taiwan’s Audit Office has found that transit traffic at TPE has not been growing as fast as desired, esp in comparison with other m...

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by cosyr
Sat Aug 11, 2018 12:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet Upgrade Status - 2018
Replies: 1916
Views: 241633

Re: United Fleet Upgrade Status - 2018

Well, I’m one of the few crazies that LOVE amenity kits...I’m like a kid under the Christmas tree! Yes, I have a very large draw filled with them. But I own some awesome ones. Some favorites are some very old United (from the 90’s) and some fantastic Lufthansa ones and one VARIG First Class from th...

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by cosyr
Sat Aug 11, 2018 12:40 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet Upgrade Status - 2018
Replies: 1916
Views: 241633

Re: United Fleet Upgrade Status - 2018

It makes me nuts too. I want to make a mock Polaris ad of a business man in a suit in a jet bridge after deplaning with really bad bed head hair: Polaris, $7,400 from EWR, but no more comb in the amity kit” Asiana puts out combs in the economy class lavs. United just always seems to find a way to c...

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by cosyr
Fri Aug 10, 2018 12:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet Upgrade Status - 2018
Replies: 1916
Views: 241633

Re: United Fleet Upgrade Status - 2018

It makes me nuts too. I want to make a mock Polaris ad of a business man in a suit in a jet bridge after deplaning with really bad bed head hair: Polaris, $7,400 from EWR, but no more comb in the amity kit” Funny you say that. I just got off a Thai flight this week (in their new A350, which was alr...

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by cosyr
Thu Aug 09, 2018 3:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet Upgrade Status - 2018
Replies: 1916
Views: 241633

Re: United Fleet Upgrade Status - 2018

Everybody has been working hard, Jan-June 2018 numbers DL System Wide ASM 127,970 International ASM 47,506 Domestic ASM 80,464 System Wide RSM 108,680 International RSM 40,399 Domestic RSM 68,281 UA System Wide ASM 132,679 International ASM 58,579 Domestic ASM 74,100 System Wide RSM 109,794 Interna...

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by cosyr
Mon Aug 06, 2018 7:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet Upgrade Status - 2018
Replies: 1916
Views: 241633

Re: United Fleet Upgrade Status - 2018

I'll agree with the E/E+ seating, but what happens if E+ is sold out and someone wants an E+ seat? Then they must have waited pretty long to buy their ticket. As a lowly Silver, I have to wait until check in to get E+ for free, and I have never not been able to get both my wife and I in E+. Even wh...

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by cosyr
Mon Aug 06, 2018 7:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Upstate New York Thread - 2018
Replies: 459
Views: 31643

Re: Upstate New York Thread - 2018

Because of increased security over the past couple of years, many small to medium sized airports don't have specific areas for spotting especially with main runway views over a fence. Some exceptions to this in New York include; ALB, BGM, and SYR. BUF has places for spotting around the airport but ...

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by cosyr
Thu Aug 02, 2018 4:42 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Upstate New York Thread - 2018
Replies: 459
Views: 31643

Re: Upstate New York Thread - 2018

LOT must be angling for better rates from Toronto Pearson :roll: Honestly I'm surprised that low cost European carriers like Norwegian or WOW aren't making inroads into Buffalo as an alternative to YYZ. Sure it is a smaller terminal and would require expansion of its customs facilities to handle re...

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by cosyr
Wed Oct 18, 2017 1:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet Upgrade Status - 2017
Replies: 1935
Views: 320306

Re: United Fleet Upgrade Status - 2017

Double edge sword. More availability means less revenue, so risk of loss of service. So now I have to fly through China, Thailand, and Australia to get to NZ, because they didn't have enough pax to keep it year round. Why on earth would you go to all those countries, when you can fly directly to NZ...

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by cosyr
Tue Oct 17, 2017 8:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JetBlue taking over Marine Air Terminal in LGA
Replies: 85
Views: 18380

Re: JetBlue taking over Marine Air Terminal in LGA

It is being discussed in a thread about AA consolidating in CTB, giving DL the gates they need to consolidate. B6 doesn't get MAT to themselves, NK and F9 are moving too, and more gates doesn't equal more slots.

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by cosyr
Tue Oct 17, 2017 8:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet Upgrade Status - 2017
Replies: 1935
Views: 320306

Re: United Fleet Upgrade Status - 2017

Well, I assumed there was a good reason. Thanks. I just wish for UA that their great 787 routes, like Singapore, Australia, NZ (and even the SFO-TLV had Polaris) it would seriously help close the gap "enough" with the completion in order to stop a percentage of fliers switching (esp UA pr...

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by cosyr
Fri Oct 13, 2017 11:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA to add seats to 777-200s with Polaris retrofit
Replies: 112
Views: 18771

Re: UA to add seats to 777-200s with Polaris retrofit

Latest seat map shows that UA will add at least 23 seats to its 777-200 long-haul fleet. United Airlines will add at least 23 seats to its long-haul Boeing 777-200s when it reconfigures the aircraft with its new Polaris business class seats. The Chicago-based carrier will configure the aircraft wit...

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by cosyr
Thu Oct 12, 2017 10:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet Upgrade Status - 2017
Replies: 1935
Views: 320306

Re: United Fleet Upgrade Status - 2017

I dare say UA is quite familiar with the CFM 56 engine, it won’t be a problem I think. For fleet #s 43xx, 44xx, 45xx, 49xx are all available. I understand that maintenance are familiar with the engine, but I doubt there are many shared parts between the 3 series and the 5 series. That is a logistic...

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by cosyr
Thu Oct 12, 2017 7:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumor: AA to Co-locate all flights to Terminal B in LGA in Nov 2017
Replies: 83
Views: 12719

Re: Rumor: AA to Co-locate all flights to Terminal B in LGA in Nov 2017

Connections will not be pretty. True, but AA-AA connections aren't pretty at LGA now, anyway, so little change there. And in any event, luckily for AA, most of the traffic in and out of LGA is O&D, and the level of connections is far, far lower than Delta, so if AA and its passengers do have to...

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by cosyr
Thu Oct 12, 2017 7:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet Upgrade Status - 2017
Replies: 1935
Views: 320306

Re: United Fleet Upgrade Status - 2017

737MAX-9 config will be 20/165. Internal aircraft code 73X which is pretty dumb as X=10 and should have been kept for the MAX-10. Seat map for 73X: https://mobile.twitter.com/BrianSumers/ ... 80/photo/1 According to that photo, I'm only counting 159 Y, although I don't see the point of a different ...

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by cosyr
Thu Oct 12, 2017 7:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet Upgrade Status - 2017
Replies: 1935
Views: 320306

Re: United Fleet Upgrade Status - 2017

This showed up in the thread about LH buying AirBerlin's assets: http://www.airliners.net/forum/viewtopic.php?f=3&t=1376017&start=50#p19880951 :stirthepot: It's possible that with 30-40 it could make sense, but I don't know why they would want to introduce a new engine type for a subset of ...

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by cosyr
Thu Oct 12, 2017 5:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet Upgrade Status - 2017
Replies: 1935
Views: 320306

Re: United Fleet Upgrade Status - 2017

You would think 2 A320s would have registrations reserved. N450UA and N499UA are the obvious numbers. N450UA was a UA s320 years ago, but that unit is now flying for Iran Air Both numbers are paid, but don't have aircraft attached to the number. Maybe there will be another series of fleet numbers. ...

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by cosyr
Thu Oct 12, 2017 4:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumor: AA to Co-locate all flights to Terminal B in LGA in Nov 2017
Replies: 83
Views: 12719

Re: Rumor: AA to Co-locate all flights to Terminal B in LGA in Nov 2017

So I assume this means AA will be on 3 Concourses of CTB, unless UA is also moving? Connections will not be pretty.

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by cosyr
Thu Oct 12, 2017 12:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet Upgrade Status - 2017
Replies: 1935
Views: 320306

Re: UA Polaris Tracking Thread

I am aware of the longstanding UA fleet update thread. I would like to propose a thread committed to the rollout of United Polaris. How many aircraft currently have Polaris? What routes do they fly? There is a 767-300 with the Polaris configuration. During the last few weeks it has been flown to LH...

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by cosyr
Mon Oct 09, 2017 8:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Air Berlin to cease operations
Replies: 966
Views: 162805

Re: Air Berlin to suspend flights

Could see that coming. A lot of their flights have already been cut, these are just the last ones remaining. It was only a matter of time. It's still sad to see another European country loosing a competing home brand, (Like BMI in the UK). I know that Easyjet and Ryan air have bases in every countr...

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by cosyr
Mon Oct 09, 2017 7:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Air Berlin to cease operations
Replies: 966
Views: 162805

Air Berlin to suspend flights

I know the insolvency is being discussed, but this is a development that I thought warranted its own discussion: https://www.usatoday.com/story/travel/flights/todayinthesky/2017/10/09/germanys-bankrupt-air-berlin-end-flights-month/747176001/ I really hope they can find a buyer to avoid too many job ...

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by cosyr
Sat Oct 07, 2017 1:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet Upgrade Status - 2017
Replies: 1935
Views: 320306

Re: United Fleet Upgrade Status - 2017

With just one non 77W now fitted with Polaris (one 767) I would assume we will all start to see the pace accelerate - the question is when will we be seeing more and more 767s and 772s start their refits? And at what pace will they done? I get how enormous the undertaking is, and certainly how much...

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by cosyr
Fri Oct 06, 2017 5:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet Upgrade Status - 2017
Replies: 1935
Views: 320306

Re: United Fleet Upgrade Status - 2017

has c5 released a specific plan for q200 retirements? I believe they will all be retired by January 2018, but i believe that some aircraft will exit before then. I believe some already have. My guess is that they are going to be retiring them at a rate somewhat relative to new E145 introductions to...

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by cosyr
Fri Oct 06, 2017 12:29 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA's Fleet Review Questions Finally Answered
Replies: 11
Views: 3540

Re: UA's Fleet Review Questions Finally Answered

If the 739ER didn't meet performance goals, why did they order so many and keep adding more? Or did Boeing offer them a concession price, because of missing performance goals? I bet they order more 787's and A350's, rather than thinking of any one plane as a straight replacement for the entire 77E f...

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by cosyr
Tue Oct 03, 2017 12:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet Upgrade Status - 2017
Replies: 1935
Views: 320306

Re: United Fleet Upgrade Status - 2017

And the unfortunate CR2 additions continue... CR2: N880AS (2002 build) now in UAX service with Skywest (full Globe livery) N903EV (2002 build) now in UAX service with Skywest (full Globe livery) N904EV (2002 build) now in UAX service with Skywest (full Globe livery) N906EV (2002 build) now in UAX s...

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by cosyr
Fri Sep 29, 2017 2:39 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet Upgrade Status - 2017
Replies: 1935
Views: 320306

Re: United Fleet Upgrade Status - 2017

I kind of like the new Malaysian A330 J seats in concept. Options are good for couples, yet only 3 seats do not have aisle access. Pretty good compromise for couples and singles. Obviously, no set up will ever be best for every scenario.

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by cosyr
Thu Sep 28, 2017 9:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why use out and back flight numbers?
Replies: 26
Views: 3897

Re: Why use out and back flight numbers?

redzeppelin wrote:
If the same crew is flying the same aircraft out-and-back with a quick turn at the outstation, I think that running the full cycle under a single flight number makes a lot of sense.

The same crew did not. They changed in between the two flights.

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by cosyr
Thu Sep 28, 2017 2:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet Upgrade Status - 2017
Replies: 1935
Views: 320306

Re: United Fleet Upgrade Status - 2017

For the 763 Polaris BF seats, they look great for the solo flyer but what about when you are traveling with a companion or a young kid? It doesn't seem to be very passenger friendly when flying with a companion. Nobody really seems to have options for flyers together nowadays, at least with a windo...

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by cosyr
Wed Sep 27, 2017 2:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why use out and back flight numbers?
Replies: 26
Views: 3897

Re: Why use out and back flight numbers?

To not use up two flight numbers when they don't have to. With how many codeshare flights airlines have to find numbers for these days, and how many flights they have themselves, economizing on them makes sense. But a continuing flight number would also eliminate one, so that achieves the same thin...

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by cosyr
Wed Sep 27, 2017 1:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL A350 visits DEN
Replies: 36
Views: 8094

Re: DL A350 visits DEN

Did pax actually go on it, or just a training flight? Looks like the DTW-DEN took a round about way to get there.

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by cosyr
Wed Sep 27, 2017 1:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why use out and back flight numbers?
Replies: 26
Views: 3897

Why use out and back flight numbers?

I'm flying today from SYR-IAD and on UA's Where's my plane coming from, it says YYZ, which obviously it's not. Their system is thrown off because the IAD-SYR and back to IAD all have the same flight number. This is a slight annoyance for me, as I can't easily check the status of the inbound flight. ...

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by cosyr
Mon Sep 25, 2017 7:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American adds limited-time MIA-BUF/RSW during holiday season
Replies: 59
Views: 4337

Re: American adds limited-time MIA-BUF/RSW during holiday season

Remember when UA did BUF-MIA nonstop all year (and ROC-MIA on season)? I don't know about those, but I assumed that you were talking about a route set up to sustain the Miami hub purchased from Pan Am. I went to departed flights to look it up and saw, well before the Pan Am MIA hub transfer, in 198...

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