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by ua900
Thu Jun 06, 2019 12:29 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: How did Airlines Fill up Large Widebodies in the Old days?
Replies: 119
Views: 23053

Re: How did Airlines Fill up Large Widebodies in the Old days?

today Avianca flies from/to FRA every day, just as an example. they are just codesharing on a Lufthansa flight Okay, thanks for the correction. I will look for a better example. Well, AV owns BOG-MUC non-stops and does that five times a week with 787s if you're looking for an AV example. Conversely...

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by ua900
Tue Jun 04, 2019 12:57 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Hawaiian being forced out of LAX terminal
Replies: 53
Views: 9048

Re: Hawaiian being forced out of LAX terminal

@ Passengers on other airlines will not have to change terminals when transiting LAX. - Not true at all. With the redone business class, better catering, and super friendly service, HA has a far superior on board product compared to AA, UA and others who serve HI and thus little to fear from that an...

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by ua900
Wed Apr 24, 2019 3:02 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Airlines "Evolution" to Globe Livery released
Replies: 1781
Views: 356845

Re: United Airlines "Evolution" to Globe Livery released

Seems to mimic the updated OS livery as well as the new LH tails. Reminds me a bit of Ted also, except with a globe instead of a tulip and UA spelled out instead of just TED. Oscar was right when he said evolution instead of revolution. I don't see how this injects life into a boring brand, but as o...

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by ua900
Wed Apr 24, 2019 2:54 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United releases new Livery (link to video)
Replies: 4
Views: 2111

Re: United releases new Livery (link to video)

Seems to mimic the updated OS livery as well as the new LH tails. Reminds me a bit of Ted also, except with a globe instead of a tulip and UA spelled out instead of just TED. Oscar was right when he said evolution instead of revolution. I don't see how this injects life into a boring brand, but as o...

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by ua900
Sat Apr 20, 2019 11:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Dallas/Fort Worth Aviation Thread (DFW/DAL) - 2019
Replies: 490
Views: 61450

Re: Dallas/Fort Worth Aviation Thread (DFW/DAL) - 2019

Atlanta isn’t a star hub either, and Turkish flies there competing against the DL hub which is the world’s largest hub. Same with Lufthansa, Korean, Emirates, AM, and Avianca at DFW. Getting a little tiresome trying to explain that DFW can support more than just oneworld carriers. They have for dec...

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by ua900
Sat Apr 20, 2019 2:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Dallas/Fort Worth Aviation Thread (DFW/DAL) - 2019
Replies: 490
Views: 61450

Re: Dallas/Fort Worth Aviation Thread (DFW/DAL) - 2019

Atlanta isn’t a star hub either, and Turkish flies there competing against the DL hub which is the world’s largest hub. Same with Lufthansa, Korean, Emirates, AM, and Avianca at DFW. Getting a little tiresome trying to explain that DFW can support more than just oneworld carriers. They have for dec...

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by ua900
Fri Apr 19, 2019 3:06 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United EWR to SFO not always PS?
Replies: 10
Views: 2664

Re: United EWR to SFO not always PS

I notice that a flight from EWR to SFO today (departing 4:00, flight 1885) is utilizing a legacy Continental 757 (ship 3117). My understanding is all the PS 757s are legacy United 757s (Pratt & Whitneys). So I guess United will basically send a non-PS flight to SF or LA, depending on equipment ...

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by ua900
Sun Apr 07, 2019 4:14 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Airlines Charlotte-Munich: Already Failing?
Replies: 103
Views: 15184

Re: American Airlines Charlotte-Munich: Already Failing?

Why would AA NOT challenge a major international competitor at their fortress hub? Shoe's on the other foot - MUC isn't an AA Fortress Hub ;-) However, LH has connections ex MUC, which AA doesn't have. Thus it works both ways. Ding ding ding... LH is able to sustain lots of other places in the US w...

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by ua900
Fri Apr 05, 2019 3:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Dual jet bridge boarding
Replies: 51
Views: 8262

Re: Dual jet bridge boarding

smokeybandit wrote:
IAD can support dual jetbridge loading


Why do that when you have the mobile lounges at IAD? :D

Would love to see them used again for boarding. Anyone can do dual jet bridges these days ;-)

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by ua900
Tue Apr 02, 2019 4:17 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: (Video) United’s rapid luxury transformation
Replies: 51
Views: 10835

Re: (Video) United’s rapid luxury transformation

Look forward to hearing what you think of Premium Plus. Did UA 951 BRU - IAD yesterday in Premium Plus on the first day of actual Premium Plus service according to the crew. Big compliment to UA for getting a product rollout right on day 1. It's pretty much like domestic first, and judging by the f...

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by ua900
Sat Mar 23, 2019 4:02 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: (Video) United’s rapid luxury transformation
Replies: 51
Views: 10835

Re: (Video) United’s rapid luxury transformation

Here’s an interesting video interview about United’s luxury transformation with new Polaris Lounges, seats and more... and what’s next. United Airlines’ Director of Premium Services, Alexander Dorow, who is being interviewed, also looks at what to expect from Premium Plus and new lounges coming. ht...

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by ua900
Tue Mar 19, 2019 2:22 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Any Original Pan Am or Eastern Pilots Still Flying?
Replies: 51
Views: 8104

Re: Any Original Pan Am or Eastern Pilots Still Flying?

Hello Everybody, About a week ago I was in Denver riding the underground train and I over heard two United pilots talking about the companies hiring plans. One said that all of New York Air guys are gone and People Express ones are starting to retire. So that got me thinking of the pilots of other ...

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by ua900
Thu Mar 07, 2019 3:12 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American A321T BOS-LAX
Replies: 36
Views: 7346

Re: American A321T BOS-LAX

So because WN doesn’t belong to an alliance, are they a niche carrier? I guess B6 is a niche carrier. BOS number 1 choice of corporate clients and they hold their own fine in NYC against DL and UA’s hubs in NYC. You’re over estimating the impact global alliances have on corporate travelers choosing...

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by ua900
Wed Mar 06, 2019 7:21 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American A321T BOS-LAX
Replies: 36
Views: 7346

Re: American A321T BOS-LAX

Well you’re wrong. Mint has been very successful and without it, their ability to maintain transcon presence would be in doubt. As for flyover country , no one needs a lie flat on DFW-LAX. If one shows up on that route, it is due to repositioning the aircraft. Sure, for a quick ex-BOS or NYC domest...

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by ua900
Wed Mar 06, 2019 3:24 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American A321T BOS-LAX
Replies: 36
Views: 7346

Re: American A321T BOS-LAX

Is there a demand for that type of premium service in BOS? Everyone else does it, AA is late to the party. How is JetBlue mint performing on this route? IMO the US 3 will roll right over them, not just in BOS but also anywhere else they are threatened. Looking at what the US 3 do at their hub to hu...

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by ua900
Sun Mar 03, 2019 5:08 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What is going on with the Houston airports (IAH and HOU)?
Replies: 31
Views: 4896

Re: What is going on with the Houston airports (IAH and HOU)?

Some general observations I noticed 3. UA is implementing its mid-continent hub strategy to bulk up IAH, ORD and DEN with more connecting traffic, but unless I am missing something, it would appear ORD and DEN have been reaping most of the fruits so far of this strategy. I also find it odd UA doesn...

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by ua900
Tue Jan 29, 2019 12:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates intends to fly HAM-JFK
Replies: 117
Views: 17854

Re: Emirates intends to fly HAM-JFK

1) The last time they tried this route, flights were rather empty(ish) 3) If United can't make it work, as a Star carrier, then Emirates surely can't - even if United made unique mistakes of their own. 5) Looking at the relatively few frequencies LH is running to New York, the demand throughout Ger...

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by ua900
Tue Jan 29, 2019 11:47 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Airline food distribution system
Replies: 11
Views: 3034

Re: Airline food distribution system

Also, special meals are frequently available for those who want them. While the standard is that they have to be ordered at least 24 hours in advance, your meal could come from faraway places, e.g. a special meal in Asia could travel from the producer in BKK to DXB or SIN before it's ever boarded on...

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by ua900
Sat Jan 19, 2019 7:33 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Who is the best ever UA chairman and CEO?
Replies: 2
Views: 764

Re: Who is the best ever UA chairman and CEO?

Would have said Oscar before all these little Polaris cutbacks. Never thought I'd consider Glenn, but the merger / consolidation *did* bring about unprecedented profitability / stability. Jeff was surprisingly likeable the one time I met him in person, but having flown UA during the worst part of th...

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by ua900
Sat Jan 05, 2019 6:00 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: TSA screeners calling in sick
Replies: 55
Views: 8761

Re: TSA screeners calling in sick

Ex-Berliner here... FWIW, border walls *do* work. Then go back to Berlin and advocate re-construction of the Berlin Wall. (Maybe it would even obviate the need for the new airport.) I could not care less whether the Berlin Wall "worked" -- it is an affront to a liberal society. And I am b...

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by ua900
Tue Nov 13, 2018 6:03 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Updated after confirmation by BBC: Northern Virginia to win Amazon HQ2 bid
Replies: 58
Views: 3618

Re: NYC, Northern Virginia get Amazon HQs

In regards to their crystal city location selection, think DCA, not IAD. They're setting up shop right next to DCA. And five miles from the White House. Given that the company will have to navigate a complex set of regulations as it grows, proximity to the heart of DC and K street makes good sense....

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by ua900
Tue Nov 13, 2018 4:33 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Updated after confirmation by BBC: Northern Virginia to win Amazon HQ2 bid
Replies: 58
Views: 3618

Re: NYC, Northern Virginia get Amazon HQs

Glad it's not DFW :D

deltal1011man wrote:
seriously the jobs would have been nice but traffic is already bad enough here. It can be DC/NYCs problem


Amen to that!

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by ua900
Wed Oct 31, 2018 11:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA Baggage handler rides in cargo MCIORD
Replies: 37
Views: 8382

Re: AA Baggage handler rides in cargo MCIORD

How did anyone not notice that he was inebriated in the first place? Seems like a fairly serious breach. At any rate, it looks like there will be a new job opening at AA... Its possible he was an overnight employee who would have been completing overnight cleaning procedures with little oversight. ...

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by ua900
Wed Oct 31, 2018 9:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WN and DFW
Replies: 28
Views: 3442

Re: WN and DFW

Maybe once they have absorbed all gates at DAL ;-)

For now, here's the source according to wiki: </ref>

Which explains its imminent deletion.

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by ua900
Wed Oct 31, 2018 1:11 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA starts SFO to Papeete today, increases to year-round service
Replies: 42
Views: 7852

Re: UA starts SFO-PPT today, increases to year-round service

What is PPT? 4 of your answered this!!! Could have been PowerPoint, right? Congrats to UA--it is a great route, and I hope it is a success! Though how will this impact AF or TN? It must be driving down yields, since as of earlier this year they had a monopoly. Not much. TN takes a lot of US leisure...

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by ua900
Wed Oct 31, 2018 12:54 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Is Lufthansa Monopolising Europe?
Replies: 44
Views: 8010

Re: Lufthansa Monopolising Europe

Any thoughts on Lufthansa trying to create an empire of airlines in Europe? They are trying to get into a commercial agreement with Alitalia recently but no plans of investing with the carrier. Surely this goes against competition law as most airlines in the EU are pretty much owned or part of the ...

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by ua900
Sat Oct 27, 2018 2:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LH - Prepping an A320 for scrapping a little differently
Replies: 8
Views: 4945

Re: LH - Prepping an A320 for scrapping a little differently

Anything for a buck ;-)

std at SOF 03. Apr 2017
***Used as a movie prop in special scheme at SOF***

Looks like LH figured out how to make some extra money from this. Good for them.

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by ua900
Wed Oct 24, 2018 12:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United debuts new marketing campaign "Uniting the World"
Replies: 42
Views: 6823

Re: United debuts new marketing campaign "Uniting the World"

A bit daring to put musical instruments at the center of the ad given the coverage when something bad happens. Didn't know they accept alphorns to SFO, but good for them. Seems like they are building on the "safety is global" safety demo videos, where do they some mix ups, like placing tha...

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by ua900
Wed Oct 24, 2018 5:07 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: EMB-100 Bandeirante - First Flight 50 Years Ago
Replies: 6
Views: 1324

Re: EMB-100 Bandeirante - First Flight 50 Years Ago

Great video, thanks for sharing. Very American in spirit, glad to see someone else in the Americas with the same outlook and tell a very compelling story. Loved my flights on the EMB-120s. Yesterday’s Embraers have enabled air service to communities who wouldn’t have had it otherwise, which means I ...

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by ua900
Wed Oct 24, 2018 3:45 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Will DFW become like LA or NY
Replies: 9
Views: 2300

Re: Will DFW become like LA or NY

Since LAX and JFK is getting really full do you think DFW will be next? 1. LAX is a hub to APAC, JFK / NYC is a hub to EMEA. DFW isn't even a hub to LatAm, and for all its domestic strength is incredibly weak internationally. Look at the flights at Terminal D. An A380 and a 744 a day doesn't make f...

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by ua900
Wed Oct 17, 2018 8:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airlines leasing houses instead of booking hotel rooms
Replies: 122
Views: 14722

Re: Airlines leasing houses instead of booking hotel rooms

Airlines don't pay published rates, so your 200-400 dollar range is wildly out of proportion. Thats most certainly not a universal truth. I have seen the rates some of my employers pay. In some instances, they most certainly weren't discounted. Not every route flown in the world is regular enough t...

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by ua900
Wed Oct 17, 2018 8:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United ends Hamburg for good
Replies: 69
Views: 13502

Re: United ends Hamburg for good

I was departing there, not arriving or connecting. It seemed like the typical German rudeness to me, hurry along, oh wait, your liquids are in an amenity kit, not inside the plastic bag. I am very sorry to hear; you were departing to the states?! As I told you before - flights on UA to the USA are ...

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by ua900
Wed Oct 17, 2018 4:30 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United post Q3 2018 earnings
Replies: 41
Views: 9106

Re: United post Q3 2018 earnings

Driving higher revenue YoY and PRASM growth. UAL is indeed closing the gap. but where it counts the most, the pocket book, five hundred million dollars is a lot of money. At any rate, a very good job indeed. What about contributions to profit sharing? What do the front line folks get out of this? I...

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by ua900
Wed Oct 17, 2018 4:24 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airlines leasing houses instead of booking hotel rooms
Replies: 122
Views: 14722

Re: Airlines leasing houses instead of booking hotel rooms

So we all know that airlines book hotels for crew members when they stay the night away from their home-base. But it got me thinking, instead of paying $200-$400 a night or even more depending on the city, would it be be more economical at all for airlines to lease a house or apartment for these cr...

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by ua900
Wed Oct 17, 2018 2:57 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United ends Hamburg for good
Replies: 69
Views: 13502

Re: United ends Hamburg for good

[ What HAM could really use is better separation of the classes. I get that the airport's bread and butter are EU flights and that most of these are LCCs, but if y'all want to attract more of us you should cater to us better. FRA and MUC have their own F entrances with really kind security people, ...

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by ua900
Tue Oct 16, 2018 12:04 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United ends Hamburg for good
Replies: 69
Views: 13502

Re: United ends Hamburg for good

Longtime follower, first post so apologies for any unintended stupid things :smile: OAG and German newspaper Hamburger Abendblatt just confirmed that United has left Hamburg for good and will not resume the EWR flight next year. I don't want to start a discussion on why UA leaves, this has been dis...

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by ua900
Sun Sep 23, 2018 5:28 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Most overrated aircraft?
Replies: 63
Views: 5623

Re: Most overrated aircraft?

How would you arrange the following aircraft from most overrated to least overrated? In no particular order- B737, 747, 757, 767 777 787 A319-A321, A330, A340, A350, A380 Can you define / elaborate what constitutes "overrated"? Do you mean overrated in terms of marketing, appreciation of ...

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by ua900
Tue Sep 11, 2018 2:54 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: How much did aviation really change after 9/11?
Replies: 95
Views: 9314

Re: How much did aviation really change after 9/11?

People often talk about how aviation changed after 9/11 which is definitely true to some degree, but the conversation pretty much ends there. Everyone knows about airport security, but that's pretty much it as far as changes go. Of course, there was a substantial downturn in aviation as well prompt...

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by ua900
Sun Aug 26, 2018 12:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA drops Tehran from 23 September 2018
Replies: 140
Views: 13237

Re: BA drops Tehran from 23 September 2018

In my personal opinion, a government should seek to create a rich culture, not allow its citizens to cheaply imitate a foreign culture. I wish western governments would ban alcohol, and shut down clubs. Thousands of lives would be saved with that simple culture change. No more drunk drivers, no mor...

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by ua900
Sat Aug 25, 2018 12:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA drops Tehran from 23 September 2018
Replies: 140
Views: 13237

Re: BA drops Tehran from 23 September 2018

Iranians who come to the US are a credit to IRANIAN culture? HA! I have yet to meet an Iranian expat who isn't coated in ten layers of makeup and having undergone three plastic surgery's. What is that stance called ? not racism but something lowly in that vein. Let me see: For the Euro eye US ladie...

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by ua900
Sat Aug 25, 2018 10:23 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA drops Tehran from 23 September 2018
Replies: 140
Views: 13237

Re: BA drops Tehran from 23 September 2018

Great news. Shows sanctions are working. The west must continue to apply severe pressure to force the theocratic government to its knees and usher in the great Persian country that is modern and secular. Yes, they are working and it's high time someone did something about our past failure to speak ...

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by ua900
Wed Aug 22, 2018 4:55 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United to begin test of premium lie-flat seating on B737-Max10
Replies: 92
Views: 16082

Re: United to begin test of premium lie-flat seating on B737-Max10

tpaewr wrote:
737-10 = 7MJ

737-100= 731

I mean this is a website of airplane geeks so it doesn’t feel to nit picky to mention


Great point, will only call it 7MJ going forward. Hope we never see a 737-2000 or 737-1200 :rotfl:

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by ua900
Wed Aug 22, 2018 2:36 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United to begin test of premium lie-flat seating on B737-Max10
Replies: 92
Views: 16082

Re: United to begin test of premium lie-flat seating on B737-Max10

Well, that takes care of the UA getting A321s threads. Agreed that this was predicable, albeit in this concrete statement coming straight from the company it's new. Let's see what the config is like, but my two cents is that it will look at lot like the sCO 752 layout, i.e. 2-2 seating with a total...

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by ua900
Wed Aug 22, 2018 12:43 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United to begin test of premium lie-flat seating on B737-Max10
Replies: 92
Views: 16082

Re: United to begin test of premium lie-flat seating on B737-Max10

Well, that takes care of the UA getting A321s threads. Agreed that this was predicable, albeit in this concrete statement coming straight from the company it's new. Let's see what the config is like, but my two cents is that it will look at lot like the sCO 752 layout, i.e. 2-2 seating with a total ...

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by ua900
Sun Aug 19, 2018 5:15 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LH CEO claims LH sells the most premium seats — is it true?
Replies: 88
Views: 13281

Re: LH CEO Makes a Bold Claim but is it Actually True?

LH wouldn’t install that many first/business class if they weren’t sold or profitable. If you look at their aircraft layouts, it’s mostly premium heavy with a large amount of seats, especially the Boeing 747-8I. Honestly, I wouldn’t be surprised if the statement was true. Yup, LH has the right size...

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by ua900
Sun Aug 19, 2018 4:55 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA Registration Question
Replies: 14
Views: 2410

Re: UA Registration Question

atcsundevil wrote:
ua900 wrote:
No one's griping.

There were several comments that were removed.


Got it, thanks.

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by ua900
Sun Aug 19, 2018 2:51 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA Registration Question
Replies: 14
Views: 2410

Re: UA Registration Question

This topic is about UA registrations. Users wanting to gripe about a merger that closed eight years ago can do so in a more appropriate thread, but this topic is about UA registrations. Off topic posts will be deleted. No one's griping. The merger is water under the bridge from this 1K's perspectiv...

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by ua900
Sat Aug 18, 2018 10:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA Registration Question
Replies: 14
Views: 2410

Re: UA Registration Question

boeing737max wrote:
Hello everyone. Just was wondering.. Why did United stop using “UA” on new a/c registrations post merger?


Because notwithstanding the United name itself, 90% of the airline's policies, configs, customer service decisions, etc are actually sCO, not sUA. :rotfl:

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by ua900
Thu Aug 16, 2018 11:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United A321
Replies: 47
Views: 8462

Re: United A321

UA has long opted for the 739 max over the A321. Fly out of Houston these days and enjoy the ride. Just when you'd think that the 3 lavs on the 764 or the length of the 753 made for hellish service and long lines blocking everyone and everything, a plane comes along and tops that passenger experienc...

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by ua900
Sat Aug 04, 2018 4:33 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: West Coast Yields
Replies: 26
Views: 2179

Re: West Coast Yields

I'm sure this has been discussed before but I couldn't really find my answers. Why exactly do intra west coast routes seemingly produce lower yields? I don't have specific numbers but I've read numerous articles that have cited low yielding routes as reasons for airlines canceling west coast flying...

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