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by jetblastdubai
Wed Aug 14, 2019 3:25 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet/Network Thread - 2019
Replies: 2067
Views: 361781

Re: United Fleet/Network Thread - 2019

Exactly, Boeing has to do something, they've been sitting on the sidelines weighing their options on whether there is a market for the 797 despite airlines like UA and DL saying we want (need) this aircraft. Meanwhile you have airbus developing the A321XLR an aircraft UA is now expressing interest ...

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by jetblastdubai
Thu Aug 08, 2019 3:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet/Network Thread - 2019
Replies: 2067
Views: 361781

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 jetblastdubai
Sat Jul 27, 2019 11:39 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Flying for fun is "as deadly as a gun" ... ???
Replies: 20
Views: 1971

Re: Flying for fun is "as deadly as a gun" ... ???

https://twitter.com/flightradar24/statu ... 5075751936
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DFW17L wrote:
Oh, the horror. Quick - clutch your pearls and say 10 Al Gore’s. There now, don’t you feel better?


FlightRadar24 tracked over 225,000 in a single day which was a record. Al is not going to like this.

https://twitter.com/flightradar24/statu ... 5075751936

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by jetblastdubai
Fri Jul 26, 2019 11:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WN to close EWR
Replies: 270
Views: 33662

Re: WN to close EWR

Makes sense for B6 to grow at EWR since they are maxed at JFK and hemmed in at LGA. Shame that EWR is a absolute black hole for on time lines of flying. If B6, or anyone, add the 20 flights that WN is going to cut, EWR will continue to be a black hole for on-time. If the remaining carriers at EWR m...

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by jetblastdubai
Mon Jul 22, 2019 12:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Bombardier launch new 50 seater CRJ550 based on CRJ700
Replies: 113
Views: 26544

Re: Bombardier launch new 50 seater CRJ550 based on CRJ700

Assuming that all fixed costs were equal (crew labor, landing fees, maintenance etc.) does anyone have data on how fuel burn would compare between a 65,000 lb C550 and an E145 on a trip of equal length?

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by jetblastdubai
Fri Jul 19, 2019 9:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA lawsuit against TWU/IAM (redux)
Replies: 419
Views: 26962

Re: AA lawsuit against TWU/IAM (redux)

How can so many negotiating groups demand industry leading contracts when, in reality, they are not leading their industry by any metric? It's only possible for one company/group to lead an industry so doesn't logic suggest that they should benefit more than other companies/groups that perform worse...

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by jetblastdubai
Fri Jul 19, 2019 5:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet/Network Thread - 2019
Replies: 2067
Views: 361781

Re: United Fleet/Network Thread - 2019

The value proposition is different for DL because DM/Plat/Gold still have to upgrade to Y+ (either after ticketing or at T-72), so DL is probably selling more Y+ seats (and wants to sell them) at the expense of Gold/Silver elites who can't select them until their upgrade clears. UA provides E+ main...

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by jetblastdubai
Fri Jul 19, 2019 12:11 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United beats on 2Q earnings, adding used 737
Replies: 89
Views: 17725

Re: United beats on 2Q earnings, adding used 737

And UA executives once again said in yesterday's conference call that they believe 100 seaters don't make any sense for their network. As much as people on here want to see the A220 or E190/195 in UA colors (myself included at one point), it's not going to happen under this management. I've lost co...

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by jetblastdubai
Thu Jul 18, 2019 11:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Trump Hosts Meeting b/w QR and the U.S. Carriers
Replies: 135
Views: 15924

Re: Trump Hosts Meeting b/w QR and the U.S. Carriers

—-President Donald Trump is poised to meet with the heads of American Airlines Group Inc., United Airlines Holdings Inc. and Qatar Airways to discuss competition issues amid a long-running feud pitting the U.S. carriers against their Persian Gulf rivals, people familiar with the matter said. What's...

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by jetblastdubai
Sun Jul 07, 2019 9:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Most and Least expensive US airports by CPE (cost per enplanement)
Replies: 30
Views: 5378

Re: Most and Least expensive US airports by CPE (cost per enplanement)

https://www.dwuconsulting.com/airport-f ... -passenger
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Justapax wrote:

Thanks so much for posting this. All of us armchair CEOs can have fun analyzing it.


This is a couple years old but the doc has some good background info on CPE calculation and variables.

https://www.dwuconsulting.com/airport-f ... -passenger

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by jetblastdubai
Mon Jul 01, 2019 4:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Puts Unaccompanied Minor on Flight to the Wrong Country
Replies: 76
Views: 13712

Re: United Puts Unaccompanied Minor on Flight to the Wrong Country

There's nothing wrong with UA's policy as it has worked thousands of times without any issues. Like any rule or policy, when individuals make exceptions or work around/disregard the rule things tend to go wrong. Making a new rule to enforce the existing rule is how this will probably end up and it's...

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by jetblastdubai
Sun Jun 30, 2019 10:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA sues IAM-TWU Association over alleged slowdown
Replies: 267
Views: 21798

Re: AA sues IAM-TWU Association over alleged slowdown

https://apnews.com/7eb99124b7aa4ff9aa03f659eb18fd7c "FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) — American Airlines says mechanics are defying a court order and continuing a work slowdown that is disrupting flights during the busy summer travel season. The mechanics’ unions say American is at fault. They say the a...

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by jetblastdubai
Sat Jun 29, 2019 1:14 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United drops GUM-HKG
Replies: 51
Views: 11157

Re: United drops GUM-HKG

And the myth that you need slot swap at HKG continues. HKG is crowded but definitely not 100% full. Plus late night/early morning slots? Those are plentiful. You're probably right on with that comment. According to section 28 of this document, slots may not be traded between different airlines...on...

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by jetblastdubai
Fri Jun 28, 2019 6:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United drops GUM-HKG
Replies: 51
Views: 11157

Re: United drops GUM-HKG

usssla wrote:
i guess is due to the shortage of slot of HKG.
UA used the slots to launch second daily SFO-HKG


:checkmark: The 2nd daily SFO-HKG start-up date coincides with the GUM discontinue date so that make sense. At a slot controlled airport, much happier to see a 777 fly in instead of a 737.

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by jetblastdubai
Fri Jun 28, 2019 3:28 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LAX congestion getting out of control?
Replies: 58
Views: 14744

Re: LAX congestion getting out of control?

In many cases the gate might actually be available but because of the terminal design, sometimes open gates can't be reached due to alley congestion. The amount of heavy jets make pushbacks more difficult as well as more time consuming. By adding end gates that require A/C to push back on to the inn...

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by jetblastdubai
Thu Jun 27, 2019 4:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United goes double daily SFO-HKG
Replies: 28
Views: 7054

Re: United goes double daily SFO-HKG

dmstorm22 wrote:
Is the 77W that used to fly the other route going anywhere. That's another 77W frame available with this and the EWR-BOM flight suspended for the moment


Having to decide where to place a couple extra 77W's is not the worst problem in the aviation world to have.

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by jetblastdubai
Tue Jun 25, 2019 5:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet/Network Thread - 2019
Replies: 2067
Views: 361781

Re: United Fleet/Network Thread - 2019

The 764 CASM is fantastic it could be a great hub connector when the 777As are retired. I don't know how big the P.S. markets are but would the 764 be too large as a 757 P.S. replacement? Possibly reduce a couple frequencies (good idea for congested EWR and SFO) and offer pax a widebody option when...

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by jetblastdubai
Thu Jun 20, 2019 2:12 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet/Network Thread - 2019
Replies: 2067
Views: 361781

Re: United Fleet/Network Thread - 2019

Personally, I think they should go with the E2-195's, and then order Max7's, which could replace 319's, 73G's AND 320's. Boeing would give them a sweet deal, now that they are tied up with Embraer, especially if the deal included a sweetener to stay away from the 321XLR and wait for the 797. I see ...

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by jetblastdubai
Wed Jun 19, 2019 8:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet/Network Thread - 2019
Replies: 2067
Views: 361781

Re: United Fleet/Network Thread - 2019

codc10 wrote:
or fly an unlimited number of 76-seaters with mainline crews.


Does the contract language specify what pay rate mainline pilots would get for flying a 76-seat A/C?

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by jetblastdubai
Mon Jun 17, 2019 2:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet/Network Thread - 2019
Replies: 2067
Views: 361781

Re: United Fleet/Network Thread - 2019

I realize that many airlines have had trouble with the economics of 100-125 seat planes, but UA isn't ordering anything under 180 seats anymore. Even if they can't justify an E2-190 or A220, I would hope that the MAX7 would be a good replacement for 73G's, 319's and 320s, If the economics of the 10...

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by jetblastdubai
Mon Jun 17, 2019 12:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet/Network Thread - 2019
Replies: 2067
Views: 361781

Re: United Fleet/Network Thread - 2019

PacoMartin wrote:
I sometimes wonder if United is going to completely shed their feeder network and just concentrate on their large hubs.


UAL just placed an order for 20 E175s along with options for 19 more. They might not be growing the regional feeder much but definitely not shedding it.

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by jetblastdubai
Fri May 31, 2019 10:47 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: US DOT awards Haneda slots
Replies: 786
Views: 137787

Re: Updated: US DOT awards Haneda slots

Hawaiian Airlines' objection: https://www.regulations.gov/document?D=DOT-OST-2019-0014-0084 They're mainly talking about how HNL deserves more authority than LAX. Not only that but they're bringing up the fact that LAWA (LAX) keeps jerking them around with terminal moves and somehow that should be ...

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by jetblastdubai
Fri May 17, 2019 2:48 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: US DOT awards Haneda slots
Replies: 786
Views: 137787

Re: US-Japan agree on additional Haneda slots; DOT to allocate

So here's FSDan's updated estimate of the full picture as of next summer per alliance : SEA-HND (1x *A + 1x OW + 1x DL) PDX-HND (1x DL) SFO-NRT (1x *A) SFO-HND (2x *A + 1x OW) SJC-HND (1x *A) LAX-NRT (3x *A + 1x OW) LAX-HND (3x *A + 2x OW + 1x DL) SAN-HND (1x OW) LAS-HND (1x OW) DEN-NRT (1x *A) IAH...

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by jetblastdubai
Fri May 17, 2019 1:11 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Chicago Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 720
Views: 115530

Re: Chicago Aviation Thread - 2019

yeogeo wrote:

According to this image of many months back, 9C/27C will be 11,245' in length and 9R/27L will be 11,260' with its extension.


I should have known ORD would have planned things right. Kudos!

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by jetblastdubai
Fri May 17, 2019 12:12 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Chicago Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 720
Views: 115530

Re: Chicago Aviation Thread - 2019

Handy Dandy google maps measures the center lines of 27C and 27R at exactly a mile so it sounds like no offset approach. Out of curiosity is there minimum separation for departures and arrivals? e.g. 27L departures and 27C arrivals. Assuming in addition to horizontal there is a “gap” component? In ...

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by jetblastdubai
Thu May 16, 2019 9:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: US DOT awards Haneda slots
Replies: 786
Views: 137787

Re: US-Japan agree on additional Haneda slots; DOT to allocate

RushmoreAir wrote:
DL: SEA, DTW, ATL, PDX, HNL (1x)


Does DL close down shop at NRT now?

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by jetblastdubai
Thu May 16, 2019 8:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Chicago Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 720
Views: 115530

Re: Chicago Aviation Thread - 2019

Very insightful! Thanks for posting this! Anyone know if the spacing between 9/27C and 9L/27R will require the offset approach that is needed on 10R arrivals? https://www.faa.gov/air_traffic/publications/atpubs/atc_html/chap5_section_9.html Check out paragraph 5-9-7 I don't know the distance betwee...

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by jetblastdubai
Thu May 16, 2019 5:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Chicago Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 720
Views: 115530

Re: Chicago Aviation Thread - 2019

Also the last structure in the way of 9C/27C is nearly demolished - there'll be nothing in the way of the paving crew in short order. That’s really great news! It’ll be a real treat to see heavies landing on the north side of the field. When 9R/27L is extended, will all runways be open for both flo...

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by jetblastdubai
Wed May 15, 2019 6:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New United Safety Video - Spiderman Theme
Replies: 49
Views: 5239

Re: New United Safety Video - Spiderman Theme

I like those UA 737's and 777's that have PDE (no screens) where the FA's make the announcement/demo. One other great UA aircraft (UAx) is the 175 where a really professional recorded voice is understandable and authoritative. 99% agree. The only addition I would make is that the recorded announcem...

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by jetblastdubai
Sat May 11, 2019 2:57 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What will replace United's 767’s
Replies: 46
Views: 8876

Re: What will replace United's 767’s

Boeing did offer the 787-3 as a domestic version of the 788 but that program got cancelled. That would of been a good contender for UA to replace the 763 for TATL flights The original 787-3 actually had a relatively limited range that would probably exclude it from consideration for TATL ops. (appr...

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by jetblastdubai
Thu May 09, 2019 4:47 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Bigger presence at ORD: UA or AA?
Replies: 38
Views: 5806

Re: Bigger presence at ORD: UA or AA?

UA certainly love those 50-seaters out of ORD. Those CR2 are especially bad... No one, including UA loves the CR2/E145 50-seaters but it's what they're stuck with presently. Someone will correct me if I'm wrong but I believe that pre-merger CO ALPA only allowed 50-seaters in the regional fleet so t...

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by jetblastdubai
Wed May 01, 2019 11:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA Launches EWR/CPT
Replies: 107
Views: 19634

Re: UA Launches EWR/CPT

They're blocked from being selected by passengers, not blocked for sale. Who are they for sale to if they aren't for sale to passengers?[/quote] I was told by an agent that they're blocked on the web site so that everyday pax cannot select the seats however if someone calls up or requests the bassi...

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by jetblastdubai
Tue Apr 23, 2019 9:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Airlines "Evolution" to Globe Livery released
Replies: 1791
Views: 362289

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

ryanrap1 wrote:
When will the actual new livery be revealed?


Do we know if it's an entirely new livery or just an 'evolved' globe?

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by jetblastdubai
Mon Apr 22, 2019 8:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Airlines "Evolution" to Globe Livery released
Replies: 1791
Views: 362289

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

It's probably too much to ask but if the new logo were a giant screw going through a widget it'd totally make my day.

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by jetblastdubai
Sat Apr 20, 2019 5:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: US DOT awards Haneda slots
Replies: 786
Views: 137787

Re: US-Japan agree on additional Haneda slots; DOT to allocate

Op-Ed with the opinion that United offers the best opportunity and public benefit for use of HND slots as its proposing to operate 3 additional frequencies, not just shift existing service from NRT to HND. https://atwonline.com/airports-routes/op-ed-united-offers-biggest-opportunity-new-tokyo-route...

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by jetblastdubai
Thu Apr 18, 2019 2:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA S19 Departures By Hub And Aircraft Type
Replies: 48
Views: 8805

Re: UA S19 Departures By Hub And Aircraft Type

... When bad weather hits, the 50-seaters are the first flights to get axed at any of the US3 and since United has so many of them... If all these 50-seaters were converted to mainline then the mainline flights would be cancelled when weather hits and airport capacity drops below what's normally sc...

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by jetblastdubai
Tue Apr 16, 2019 8:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: ORD and triple parallel landings
Replies: 38
Views: 5402

Re: ORD and triple parallel landings

ORD is busiest by movements 2 times in 12 years every other year is ATL. ATL was the original triple simo and ORD can only do 4 in certain weather and it still doesn’t really benefit the arrival rate. O’hare has only been landing trips for a short time now Atlanta has been doing it since 06. ATL mi...

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by jetblastdubai
Mon Apr 15, 2019 7:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA Launches EWR/CPT
Replies: 107
Views: 19634

Re: UA Launches EWR/CPT

United is going to need a wider route map.

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by jetblastdubai
Fri Apr 12, 2019 5:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta announces reduction in recline on A320 fleet
Replies: 176
Views: 20690

Re: Major US carrier announces reduction in Recline

dcaproducer wrote:
... I know how much I hate it when someone does it to me.


Thank-you. I'm with you on this one as well.

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by jetblastdubai
Thu Apr 04, 2019 9:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LAX moves forward with plans for Terminal 0 and 9
Replies: 202
Views: 34435

Re: LAX moves forward with plans for Terminal 0 and 9

The Terminal 0 configuration looks reasonable for the space, though the interior corners look a bit tight for a/c parking. And is that building big enough for all of the TSA, CPB, and airside gate-lounge and concession-space it's going to need? I'd guess that design is going to evolve. Jim Like any...

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by jetblastdubai
Thu Apr 04, 2019 5:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LAX moves forward with plans for Terminal 0 and 9
Replies: 202
Views: 34435

Re: LAX moves forward with plans for Terminal 0 and 9

Huge perk I noticed is that T9 can be accessed via car without having to enter the gauntlet of traffic west of Sepulveda. Oh yeah, additional gates are nice too. T9 could be built as grand-looking at ORD T5 or the new ORD T2 and really make it a showcase structure that everyone will see when driving...

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by jetblastdubai
Thu Apr 04, 2019 3:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Airlines "Evolution" to Globe Livery released
Replies: 1791
Views: 362289

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

Agreed, it should be unique. Battleship grey was unique (but hated). I actually LOVED the tail of Battleship! That would be the PERFECT tail if the tulip never died and cremated. I was stylish and classy. Perfect for the $$$$ Business fliers! As a tower/ground controller (most) of us absolutely hat...

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by jetblastdubai
Wed Apr 03, 2019 6:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Airlines "Evolution" to Globe Livery released
Replies: 1791
Views: 362289

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

https://i.imgur.com/czAL0wg.jpg It could also be good to cut the globe as I did here - I find it was quite an awkward shape when some was visible behind the tail Stunning. I like the super dark purple background of the globe as opposed to the blue background in previous versions. It compliments the...

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by jetblastdubai
Fri Mar 15, 2019 7:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The folding wings of the B777-9
Replies: 92
Views: 18455

Re: The folding wings of the B777-9

Keep in mind, the Code E/F is not just for gate accommodation, it's also a huge factor in airport movement areas. I worked at two airports where there was a long list of airport restrictions when involving certain types of A/C. There are/were restrictions on what A/C type could pass on adjacent taxi...

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by jetblastdubai
Fri Mar 15, 2019 3:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Airlines "Evolution" to Globe Livery released
Replies: 1791
Views: 362289

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

I doubt the tail design, whatever it is, will go onto the body of the plane. The template for the “Her Art Here” contest only has the tail blocked as untouchable by the artists. I'm thinking the "Her Art Here" is only for a couple of select A/C. If the contest is still currently going on,...

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by jetblastdubai
Fri Mar 15, 2019 1:55 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Airlines "Evolution" to Globe Livery released
Replies: 1791
Views: 362289

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

https://i.imgur.com/bGKufHG.jpg I've been looking at a boatload of logo/paint variations here on a-net the past few months and I consider most to be pretty good while a few others weren't something I'd ever pick if given the chance. None of them really had the "wow" factor I am expecting ...

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by jetblastdubai
Wed Mar 13, 2019 5:02 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: United HQ Lease Extension
Replies: 37
Views: 6041

Re: United HQ Lease Extension

If there is going to be a new, evolved logo at United, the Sears Tower would be an awesome building to attach it to....way at the top of course.

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by jetblastdubai
Thu Mar 07, 2019 9:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet/Network Thread - 2019
Replies: 2067
Views: 361781

Re: United Fleet/Network Thread - 2019

Glad to see it will be here soon. Evolution vs. Revolution is an interesting comment. The "evolution" versus "revolution" makes the transition from old to new smoother. Remember back when UA went to the battleship gray from the mostly white base? United had multi-colored planes ...

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by jetblastdubai
Tue Mar 05, 2019 9:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air China 983 PEK-LAX Diversion to Anadyr
Replies: 35
Views: 7935

Re: Air China 983 PEK-LAX Diversion to Anadyr

An Air China 77W B-2040 operating CA983 from PEK to LAX diverted to Anadyr DYR in the Russian Far East due to a cargo fire indication. The evacuation proved dangerous and did not go as planned as the slides were blown out of position from the aircraft due to high wind gusts. The pax have been unabl...

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by jetblastdubai
Mon Mar 04, 2019 6:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet/Network Thread - 2019
Replies: 2067
Views: 361781

Re: United Fleet/Network Thread - 2019

This past weekend the MAX really demonstrated its more fuel efficient over the 739ER. The fuel efficiency of the MAX over the ER is just amazing. The aircraft itself may not be comfortable but it sure is fuel efficient and it didn't require max fuel either like the ER would have required to make it...

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