So far, it is looking good for the new OO service from EAR-DEN. I know flying tag flights isn't the most economical thing to do in the airline world but I would think that a tag-on flight from either North Platte or Kearney to LNK would be hugely popular for many travelers. The western part of the ...Jump to post
Nah, I have no issues with airlines operating the same airplane across their entire fleet. One Emergency AD could shut down your entire long-haul operation if all your 'eggs' were in one type A/C basket. I personally don't see that the A359 adds much of anything unique to UAs fleet that a combinati...Jump to post
To keep from having so many over sells during this entire process UA restricted the capacity on all ORD-LHR-ORD flights to the capacity of the 3 cabin aircraft which is 183, this is do to the fact a 3 cabin aircraft can still show up on any one of our 3 ORD-LHR-ORD flights. This current policy does...Jump to post
I think it will be hard to give away old E190s. Being that UA desperately needs/wants to replace more 50-seaters with 76-seaters, these older E190/195 could provide UA some relatively inexpensive lift while still meeting the ALPA scope requirements. UA could pick up a boatload of them, put then ALL...Jump to post
Sat 2 will then presumably be where the Terminal 2 traffic is transferred to, and therefore needs to be built before T-2's demolition. That's my understanding anyway. The Air Traffic Controller in me would hope that Satellite 2 can be built first (before Satellite 1) as it would be the least disrup...Jump to post
I was tacitly assuming that any scenario involving AA dehubbing ORD would take the form of some AA-UA deal, such as cash compensation and/or a hub swap such as giving the DEN hub to AA. I don't think UA would have to compensate or swap anything with AA to get a bigger chunk of ORD. UA is slowing sq...Jump to post
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...Jump to post
I think a better comparison would be UA's former DXB-IAD route and that route was a nightmare because almost weekly we were leaving cargo behind, non revs behind and in some cases we even had to leave revenue passengers behind do to weight restrictions. That was the airline version of "nightma...Jump to post
Nice to see UA add the ability to funnel more connections through IAD instead of delay-prone EWR. The market size of a 20-mile radius around EWR coupled with the hard limitations on the airport itself lead me to believe that there is a lot of untapped O&D potential at EWR that any IAD connection...Jump to post
Had a Cherokee and Seminole in the past. (for building multi-engine hours) Remember the "3 F Rule". If it Flies, Floats or F###s...RENT IT! Maintenance, insurance and tie-downs at MDW were steep. Tried to subsidize my costs by leasing the twin out to a flight school only to find out that f...Jump to post
qf789 wrote:Announced at Farnborough United Airlines has order 25 E-175...
KLASM83 wrote:Man, UA really hasn't recovered from the Glenn and Jeff days.
I will hope that Oscar can turn it around, but when morale is in the dumps and it causes the cranky employees, it's a mark that unfortunately lasts for a while.
I hope, that if this true, that the person who did this gets a long time in jail in the USA since this was a USA registered aircraft. Terrorists and people making terroristic threats belong in GITMO. No more free meals, dry bed, cable TV or country club atmosphere paid for by the taxpayers of any c...Jump to post
The first thing that UA Management must do... only to hear the UA Management team continually make excuses... The reality is, is that United continues to sputter... Delta knows how to execute. United does not. I see a lot of "it's management's fault" in 99% of these responses. Do work gro...Jump to post
I think everyone agrees that United won’t be around 1,000 flights a day like ATL. But by getting to around 550-600 they will be able to replicate the function of ATL on a smaller scale. Geography works to a big advantage for ATL. The number of markets within 500 NM of ATL dwarfs the number of marke...Jump to post
Hot off the presses, UA to add 2nd daily between SFO and OMA
http://www.omaha.com/money/united-airli ... 869a7.html
The quick solution here is a deal with AA that includes an ORD gate or two... 1. To UA, 2 ORD gates are worth far more than any token access to JFK. UA traded LAX gates for more ORD gates and JFK doesn't offer UA nearly what LAX does. 2. UA doesn't have enough (large) planes to adequately serve som...Jump to post
It's not just a feature that would allow larger A/C into ICAO Code E/ FAA Group V gates. The cost and inconvenience of reconfiguring a gate or two is a drop in the bucket to having to reconfigure airport taxiways to accommodate a large number of super wide A/C. When I worked ATC at ORD there was a r...Jump to post
drerx7 wrote:Really? Me and LaxDude were on that 77W flight
Will 50 J provide for more upgrade room for premium fliers who would use Global Certificates or miles, therefore seemingly be more generous to loyal fliers? It's not just certs or miles. Fliers can also use a combination of miles and dollars. I flew back and forth between the US and the Middle East...Jump to post
In preparation for its AKL-ORD flights beginning in November, Air New Zealand has added 94 domestic destinations to its codeshares with United. Going westbound, NZ/*A can connect to a substantial number of Oceana markets without the big backtrack of going thru SYD. https://www.airnewzealand.com/rou...Jump to post
Midwesterners seem to prefer the Gulf side of Florida for some reason. Because we've seen Miami. :lol: Additionally, UA has traditionally been the 'go to' airline of the US3 for the smaller midwest cities so they've got loads of established frequent fliers. Their rank in OMA might have dropped for ...Jump to post
ZBA2CGX wrote:I would love to see how they unload A380 from a hardstand in the middle of the winter. If I was a passenger I would not be happy.
For all the doom and gloom about IAD, it seems like UA is gradually building up the small market connectivity that would make the hub a lucrative part of the network. I would much-prefer that these new, smaller markets connect through IAD instead of capacity-crunched EWR. IAD still provides connnec...Jump to post
Could the 76L be new PS aircraft? Introducing Polaris on trans con premium heavy routes. My bet is on "yes". This would be the perfect ship/configuration for the mission. Premium (very) heavy, widebody atmosphere and not downgrading to a smaller A/C like A321 Transcon operators have done....Jump to post
Was probably too heavy for 32R. A lot of the Asian flights used 32L. Sometimes they’d have to wait quite a while before departing. For ATC, 32L full-length departures were almost always a pain to coordinate and execute efficiently while still within the bounds of a handful of separation standards. ...Jump to post
Easyjet 319s are confirmed, with CFM motors. Plan is to build up to a fleet with “critical mass” (more than what’s going to be ordered initially) to make the new engines cost-effective. Well-placed source; you can book it. This might be a sign that UA has finally scrapped the idea of acquiring a ne...Jump to post
Also, MD-80 and E-190 fleets still being retired in 2019. Does APA have the same type of scope language in their contract that limits the number of 70-76-seaters that can fly under the Eagle banner? UA scope clause is linked directly to a "new narrowbody" such at CS100/E190. If APA has a ...Jump to post
[The code D issue isn't much of a problem anymore. Mainly old US airports have code D gates. New airports or renovated airports have built mostly code C and code E gates which includes most of Asia. UA's dilemma is that their biggest hub is one of those "old" US airports. With the current...Jump to post
Out of curiosity, why was the old tower at ORD not demoed after the new one opened? Was it retained for ramp control? The old ATC tower was kept for a couple of reasons. It's available as a backup tower in the very unlikely event that the new tower becomes unusable for any reason. Most of the elect...Jump to post
How does traffic landing on 10R cross 10L? Does the 10R traffic back track to taxiway DD like 10C? Correct. Today we did 10R>Y>P>DD (or CC-not sure) and in to terminals. Its a long trek. yeo And the beauty of it is that you never had to stop the aircraft and the Captain had the choice of taxiing at...Jump to post
More info from the Chicago Tribune. United & American have signed the leases. From the Trib: "Ald. David Moore, 17th, was the lone City Council vote against the bond issue. He had expressed reservations about supporting it unless the big bond underwriting firms could show him they were bri...Jump to post
I think they might have from their short lived MIA hub? I remember seeing a UA 747 there when I was a kid, but could have been from Europe. The day UA took over the Pan Am LHR hub in 1991, they ran 742s from several cities including MIA. Not sure how long the MIA 742 lasted but I seem to recall tha...Jump to post
If the new Global Terminal is only 8-9 WB gates as shown in the flyer, seems like its probably like it will be just for AA and UA and their "core partners" 8-9 gates will not be enough to accommodate both UA and AA (plus select Alliance partners) Int'l arrivals and departures. I would exp...Jump to post
Agreed. Turning down gates at ORD seems almost as misguided as UA giving up the leases on the ex-CO gates in T6 at LAX. According to the USA Today article, UA traded those 4 LAX gates for 2 ORD gates with AA. UA must have determined that 2 ORD gates were more valuable to them than 4 LAX gates. AA, ...Jump to post
I think it must have been some time since you have been in DXB, the hold points have stop bars. Been off 30R a few times via M13A, no indication of pavement damage. I wish the ground controllers would take a breath issuing instructions between holds and taxiways/taxilanes. You are correct, there ar...Jump to post
replacement of ground lighting. The aim is “to boost safety, service and capacity levels”. I worked ATC at DXB for a number of years and as a controller, I thought the runway lighting system was the absolute worst system I've ever seen. The runway lights were directional meaning you could only have...Jump to post
02/25/18, IAD-SFO, Flight# 0424
02/25/18, SFO-IAD, Flight# 0753
02/26/18, IAD-SFO, Flight# 0424
02/26/18, SFO-IAD, Flight# 0753
Tugger wrote:Is anyone able to link to a plan that shows the terminal letters? I just don't know O'Hare that well.
I believe the C concourse extension was designed that way so ORD/UA could replace the original C concourse down the road...remember T1 will be 40 years old by the time this is all built. C concourse was designed to accommodate the aircraft of the time and the alley gates are not reconfigurable to f...Jump to post
As for the UA cuts, I thought they were in growth mode per their earnings call. What happened? UA is in the process of incorporating 63 additional CR2 aircraft operated by Air Wisc. There must be some frequency increases somewhere in the system as very few of the CR2s are for replacements but inste...Jump to post
AA737-823 wrote:Seat pitch seems, at 31, to be the new norm. But that's a LOT more people for a lot SAME overhead bin space.
enilria wrote:UA ORD-LNK JUN 4>3 JUL 4>1.7 AUG 4>1.5 SEP 4>1.0 OCT 4>1.0
JRL3289 wrote:UA may not be able to match the capacity/frequency of AA/BA or DL/VS on NYC-LON, but they have always maintained a strong offering for local traffic.
Kirby specifically said in the earnings call that the increased capacity will be principally as a result of fleet additions, not upgauging: First of all, the upgauging, which has been a steady upward pace over the last few years, it does pause this year. It starts going up again in '19 and '20 base...Jump to post
Kirby is talking 17% increase at DEN, IAH, and ORD. Any speculations of new routes? A lot of any increase might come from subbing larger aircraft. This year alone, UA is picking up 14 additional widebody A/C and a handful of new MAXs. 5-6 used, ex-CZ A319s also come out of the shop fairly soon. Bes...Jump to post
It's not really much of a gateway for either carrier though as they're both more focused on local traffic. AA has service to 6 cities TPAC (7 airports - HND/NRT). UA has service to 5 cities TPAC. Keep in mind that UA is rumored to be announcing a new/re-newed route out of LAX in the future (HKG or ...Jump to post
UA SFO-STS MAR 3>2 Is this route already becoming a loser? <100 miles is drivable, regardless of traffic. It's a waste of airspace and usable runway for a 50-seater into an airport with such frequent capacity issues. http://airportexpressinc.com/schedule.php#to-sfo The bus ride might be 2 1/2 hours...Jump to post
The CRJ-200s are the worst. Not quite, having no flight at all is worse. For the bulk of us that don't live in a hub or large city, we're used to getting scraps for many flights although even a 50-seater is better than nothing. As long as the elected arm of ALPA loves the 50-seaters, UA is going to...Jump to post