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 ...Jump to post
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 ...Jump to post
DFW17L wrote:Oh, the horror. Quick - clutch your pearls and say 10 Al Gore’s. There now, don’t you feel better?
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...Jump to post
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?Jump to post
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...Jump to post
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...Jump to post
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...Jump to post
—-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...Jump to post
Thanks so much for posting this. All of us armchair CEOs can have fun analyzing it.
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...Jump to post
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...Jump to post
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...Jump to post
usssla wrote:i guess is due to the shortage of slot of HKG.
UA used the slots to launch second daily SFO-HKG
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...Jump to post
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
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...Jump to post
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 ...Jump to post
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...Jump to post
PacoMartin wrote:I sometimes wonder if United is going to completely shed their feeder network and just concentrate on their large hubs.
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 ...Jump to post
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...Jump to post
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 ...Jump to post
RushmoreAir wrote:DL: SEA, DTW, ATL, PDX, HNL (1x)
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...Jump to post
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...Jump to post
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...Jump to post
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...Jump to post
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...Jump to post
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...Jump to post
ryanrap1 wrote:When will the actual new livery be revealed?
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.Jump to post
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...Jump to post
... 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...Jump to post
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...Jump to post
dcaproducer wrote:... I know how much I hate it when someone does it to me.
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...Jump to post
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...Jump to post
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...Jump to post
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...Jump to post
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...Jump to post
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,...Jump to post
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 ...Jump to post
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 ...Jump to post
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...Jump to post
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...Jump to post