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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: 8065

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: 11828

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: 11828

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: 11828

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: 15029

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: 15029

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: 15029

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: 12450

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: 2170

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: 2170

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: 2170

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: 7886

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: 1991

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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by ua900
Fri Aug 03, 2018 9:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: West Coast Yields
Replies: 26
Views: 1991

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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by ua900
Wed Aug 01, 2018 7:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Motley Fool: American Airlines profit plunging after Q2 results
Replies: 115
Views: 16895

Re: AA on death's door per Motley Fool...

Out here at DFW, we'd be among the last ones to see if AA's hurting all that bad, so it's hard to tell from here. FWIW, the UA ramp at Terminal E is busier than ever. When I think of other large stations like LAX though, one could easily make a case that AA is growing at UA expense. What I see is li...

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by ua900
Wed Oct 11, 2017 11:28 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DOT seeks terminate 19 communities from EAS program.
Replies: 127
Views: 18627

Re: DOT seeks terminate 19 communities from EAS program.

We have collectively deemed EAS to be worth it, otherwise our elected representatives would kill the program. That is a very naive view of how government works. Au contraire, if you have phone lines of elected representatives light up consistently and overwhelmingly (aka enough voters complaining),...

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by ua900
Tue Oct 10, 2017 8:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DOT seeks terminate 19 communities from EAS program.
Replies: 127
Views: 18627

Re: DOT seeks terminate 19 communities from EAS program.

Bingo. EAS for dense states in the north east is wasteful. There might be one or two locations, but otherwise if it's a two hour drive to another airport it's just pork. Out west it's a bit different. You could be 4-5 hours from the nearest airport that has regular service, but that's only a mornin...

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by ua900
Thu Sep 21, 2017 10:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 3 B747's offered on China's ebay
Replies: 23
Views: 8415

Re: 3 B747's offered on China's ebay

That 747 airport hotel I passed through at ARN last month could get some serious competition. Just do one at PEK, one at PVG and one at Kai Tak or even HKG. @ big waste / new plane comments: It's all about maintenance (or lack thereof as in this case). For the right amount, I'm sure someone could ha...

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by ua900
Fri Sep 08, 2017 12:01 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA announces IAH-SYD, starting Jan 18, 2018
Replies: 155
Views: 26527

Re: UA announces IAH-SYD, starting Jan 18, 2018

fun2fly wrote:
17H30M Westbound
15H50M Eastbound
That's a long time.


Did SFO -SIN this year which came in at 17H20M Westbound... It's a small step ;-)

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by ua900
Tue Sep 05, 2017 1:49 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WOW Air founder considers sale; strategic partnerships
Replies: 28
Views: 5239

Re: WOW Air founder considers sale; strategic partnerships

Let's remember that WW's business model is expressively aiming for ancillary revenue to exceed revenue from regular ticket sales. It goes well beyond just unbundling that you can see at say DY. That's a very different mentality from the legacies. If they were acquired by someone, the HQ staff could ...

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by ua900
Tue Sep 05, 2017 1:15 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Hurricane Irma's Impact on Aviation
Replies: 391
Views: 52740

Re: Hurricane Irma's Impact on the Lesser Antilles

Hello, Hurricane Irma is fast approaching the Lesser Antilles. For those airlines that only operate props to those islands, where can they fly their planes to so they will be safe? With 140 MPH winds expected to blow through the chain of islands within the next few days, what options do these airli...

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by ua900
Sat Aug 26, 2017 1:32 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Air Berlin to cease operations
Replies: 966
Views: 162805

Re: Air Berlin has filed for insolvency

At least with the Woerhl plan, DE and FR no one can say that it's a predetermined outcome anymore, though personally I think that FR is just trying to drag out the sales process long enough for the slots to revert once AB burns through the $150m within the next 2-3 weeks. Woerhl winning out would be...

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by ua900
Sat Aug 26, 2017 1:21 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Tarom fleet updates
Replies: 31
Views: 7173

Re: Tarom fleet updates

RO's widebodies worked best when Romania still had a reputation as a crossroads between the eastern block and the west, much like JU widebody ops had their best times during those days. To South Koreans the Palace of Parliament could be interesting, a bit like the Ryugyong Hotel in Pyongyang, just f...

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by ua900
Sat Aug 26, 2017 1:07 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Future for Prague (PRG)
Replies: 23
Views: 5077

Re: Future for Prague (PRG)

With Prague (PRG) enjoying strong passenger growth (19% year-on-year as of June 2017 ) and a few recent announcements/launches indicating solid revenue potential (AA from PHL, BA from LCY, QR from DOH), what new long-haul connections are most likely to come next? I'd say Skyteam. DL to ATL if conne...

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by ua900
Sat Aug 26, 2017 12:45 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Footage of first SY flight to STS
Replies: 20
Views: 2583

Re: Footage of first SY flight to STS

Great day for SY and STS, big congrats!

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by ua900
Wed Aug 23, 2017 3:09 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Air Lines: A Winner Among Legacy Carriers
Replies: 42
Views: 7324

Re: Delta Air Lines: A Winner Among Legacy Carriers

UA is the only one operating SFO-SIN so of course they're printing money. Premium demand + No competition = Instant hit. Delta may be the best run airline, but it doesn't matter how well run your airline is if they're on your competitor's plane! Their frenemy SQ flies SFO-SIN non-stop as well. UA i...

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by ua900
Wed Aug 23, 2017 2:54 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: United launches "Classified" an invite-only restaurant at EWR
Replies: 11
Views: 4307

Re: United launches "Classified" an invite-only restaurant at EWR

Some restaurants in SF cost more. Will go nicely with the Mercedes GLS and the Global Services counter, even though there's no Global First lounge or even Polaris lounge at EWR. Nice way to promote consistency and alienate us lowly 1Ks UA ;-) They should focus on solving the overcrowding at C, plus ...

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by ua900
Wed Aug 23, 2017 2:37 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Air Berlin to cease operations
Replies: 966
Views: 162805

Re: Air Berlin has filed for insolvency

What exactly was the German government supposed to do then? Let Ryanair take over on zero hour contracts, would that be better than AB salary cuts? Let U2 take over, would they retain the A330s or that many A320s/319s? Would either FR or U2 do anything to continue employing the headquarters staff a...

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by ua900
Tue Aug 22, 2017 9:13 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Do any US airlines offer economy meals for domestic destinations?
Replies: 15
Views: 2616

Re: Do any US airlines offer economy meals for domestic destinations?

1Ks on UA can get snacks and liquor comped on any flights where that's offered for sale (1 each per segment). This could include a hot cheeseburger or similar paired with say a Moscow mule. Any excess would be paid for with drink vouchers which we also get, unless it's the p.s. routes where it's bot...

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by ua900
Tue Aug 22, 2017 7:22 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Gun discharged in error at Berlin TXL
Replies: 13
Views: 1839

Re: Gun discharged in error at Berlin TXL

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=huS6dghojwY
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WIederling wrote:
asdf wrote:
to much ego
to less practice


bystanders that were interviewed said he was "sweating shit".
( Maybe not the right type of person for the job.)


No big deal, s%^* happens.

Watch around 13:15 mark for "perfect" police officers:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=huS6dghojwY

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by ua900
Tue Aug 22, 2017 6:35 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Air Berlin to cease operations
Replies: 966
Views: 162805

Re: Air Berlin has filed for insolvency

Voices are getting louder and rightfully so: http://www.sueddeutsche.de/wirtschaft/pleite-von-air-berlin-bei-der-pleite-von-air-berlin-blamiert-sich-die-bundesregierung-1.3634846 What exactly was the German government supposed to do then? Let Ryanair take over on zero hour contracts, would that be ...

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by ua900
Thu Aug 17, 2017 10:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Air Berlin to cease operations
Replies: 966
Views: 162805

Re: Air Berlin has filed for insolvency

First amongst equals, or so it seems... LH was in the talks for the longest amount of time when compared to others like U2. They have been exploring a serious deal with EY for at least one year now, had it not been for the AB debt, AB would have been sold to LH quite some time ago. They will make a...

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by ua900
Thu Aug 17, 2017 5:01 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Air Berlin to cease operations
Replies: 966
Views: 162805

Re: Air Berlin has filed for insolvency

FR is free to fly from other airports and also to bid on AB if they want the operation or the slots. They don't want them badly enough, otherwise they'd bid on them. Just like the airports they fly to, anything to save a buck. U2 can get Niki and LH the rest of the Airbus fleet. FR doesn't want Airb...

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by ua900
Wed Aug 16, 2017 10:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Air Berlin to cease operations
Replies: 966
Views: 162805

Re: Air Berlin has filed for insolvency

That's the equivalent of telling me how I once flew with Ryanair for €4.99. Taking the same Wednesday in October as I used for my previous examples a train to Berlin from Heidelberg costs 79.90. That is not cheap. The 15 Euro/Sterling flights I quoted are obtainable on those days. Hahn and Koeln ar...

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by ua900
Wed Aug 16, 2017 5:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Air Berlin to cease operations
Replies: 966
Views: 162805

Re: Air Berlin has filed for insolvency

I thought we read here that MUC/DUS/TXL/etc slots are not traded therefore do not have tangible value? LH won't buy AB planes, crews, mechanics, etc without buying AB slots as part of the package :-) It's all very confusing to me. How could the government bank be assigning $150M value to slots that...

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by ua900
Wed Aug 16, 2017 11:34 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Air Berlin to cease operations
Replies: 966
Views: 162805

Re: Air Berlin has filed for insolvency

If LH wants to buy the slots for more than 150m, let them do that, today. Not after pumping in another 150 million. This way the real creditors who have opens bills with AB can get their money for actually delivering goods and services to AB. Those also employ people and are running regular busines...

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by ua900
Wed Aug 16, 2017 11:13 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: TAP Portugal's Future
Replies: 53
Views: 12024

Re: TAP Portugal's Future

Is there any European airline that has special seats in business on short haul flights? Some will give you a few extra cm legroom, but all airlines I've encountered uses the same seats in business and economy. SU and TK have US domestic first style recliners throughout their mainline fleets. In add...

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by ua900
Wed Aug 16, 2017 10:55 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Air Berlin to cease operations
Replies: 966
Views: 162805

Re: Air Berlin has filed for insolvency

Easyjet have made acquisitions in the past ie Go, GB Airways, TEA. Perhaps they may look at acquiring AB and setting up a base at DUS ad consolidating their position at SXF. Stranger things have happened and it would give them a big leg up in the German market. SXF expansion yes, if FR lets them, b...

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by ua900
Tue Aug 15, 2017 10:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Air Berlin to cease operations
Replies: 966
Views: 162805

Re: Air Berlin has filed for insolvency

I wonder who will take over their long haul flights to the Caribbean. Condor/Thomas Cook is (by far) the largest charter operator from Germany to the Caribbean (the only big one I'm guessing). A388 EW long haul / Jump comes to mind. Remember that no one has stepped up to claim the A330s up to you. ...

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by ua900
Tue Aug 15, 2017 12:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Air Berlin to cease operations
Replies: 966
Views: 162805

Re: Air Berlin has filed for insolvency

They just renewed my gold status... guess I can pin it to the wall. Will other one world members honour the miles? 1. You can still spend the miles while AB is around / hasn't gotten kicked out of OW. 2. EY owns TopBonus, perhaps a better question for them since the miles are their liability, not A...

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by ua900
Tue Aug 15, 2017 12:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Air Berlin to cease operations
Replies: 966
Views: 162805

Re: Air Berlin has filed for insolvency

I don't think the EU Competition would allow LH to buy up all valuable assets and slots that airBerlin has now. Monopoly is last thing EU wants in Germany. How large is easyjet or Ryanair operation in Germany? Where do you see a Monopoly? The playing field is not Germany but the EU sinle market and...

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by ua900
Tue Aug 15, 2017 12:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Air Berlin to cease operations
Replies: 966
Views: 162805

Re: Air Berlin has filed for insolvency

Strength for the employees and creditors. May it work out well for you in the end. But, I'm also feeling sorry for us poor OW flyers. AB was an important component of the network in Europe. That's probably the greatest change of the whole thing, OW in continental Europe is weakened. Media reports t...

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by ua900
Tue Aug 15, 2017 11:55 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Air Berlin to cease operations
Replies: 966
Views: 162805

Re: Air Berlin has filed for insolvency

I don't think the EU Competition would allow LH to buy up all valuable assets and slots that airBerlin has now. Monopoly is last thing EU wants in Germany. How large is easyjet or Ryanair operation in Germany? Germany is far from monopoly when combining AB and LH. Ryanair and Easyjet (and Wizz, Vue...

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by ua900
Tue Aug 15, 2017 11:32 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Air Berlin to cease operations
Replies: 966
Views: 162805

Re: Air Berlin has filed for insolvency

So, what's next? Transfer to Eurowings for the Airbus fleet minus Niki? Lots of room at TXL for LH / EW if AB stops flying altogether, then the likes of FR and U2 can have BER / SXF for themselves while the legacies stick to TXL. IMO this move was overdue, and EY can show just ahead of the German el...

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by ua900
Tue Jul 25, 2017 6:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: How is LH Dealing with the A380s and 748s?
Replies: 28
Views: 8264

Re: How is LH Dealing with the A380s and 748s?

A380 - 509 seats 748i - 364 seats 744 - 371 seats (no First Class) A346 - 297 seats A343 - 279 seats (no First Class) A333 - 236 seats Some aircraft have multiple seating versions, but you see how they can right-size every route with this fleet layout... Interesting. The 748i, the A346 and the A333...

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by ua900
Mon Jul 24, 2017 11:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: OAG CHanges 7/23/2017:AA Drops DCA-FLL/LAX-CUN, SY Drops DCA, UA Adds LAX-SGU/DEN-PUB
Replies: 78
Views: 12547

Re: OAG CHanges 7/23/2017:AA Drops DCA-FLL/LAX-CUN, SY Drops DCA, UA Adds LAX-SGU/DEN-PUB

Congrats to AV and LO doing more EWR.

Could this be part of a closer relationship with UA / LH a la A++?

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by ua900
Wed Jun 07, 2017 7:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BER: 5th Anniversary of the supposed opening
Replies: 41
Views: 8011

Re: BER: 5th Anniversary of the supposed opening

1. BER won't get done before 2020. By the time it gets done, it will take a couple of years to train new ATC personnel, people who put off their retirement in anticipation of an airport opening that never came. They are about to run out of time and will face retirement. 2. TXL will stay open. Voters...

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by ua900
Tue Jun 06, 2017 10:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Support Dog Mauls Passenger on DL Flight
Replies: 118
Views: 15959

Re: Support Dog Mauls Passenger on DL Flight

Glad people start seeing this is about more than potential pony rides at FL 370 or proving that pigs truly can fly. Emotional support is nice, wouldn't we all want that? But that should come from people, for example your spouse in a first class couple suite. You're off base here. I personally know ...

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by ua900
Tue Jun 06, 2017 7:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Support Dog Mauls Passenger on DL Flight
Replies: 118
Views: 15959

Re: Support Dog Mauls Passenger on DL Flight

What kind of dog was it.. a lab mix with what else? The first post with the first link shows a picture of a golden retriever, so clearly that is not the dog. It was the biting kind :lol: Maybe the new outlet should just show a generic close up of sharp dogs teeth drenched in blood lol. Not sure why...

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by ua900
Mon Jun 05, 2017 11:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Support Dog Mauls Passenger on DL Flight
Replies: 118
Views: 15959

Re: Support Dog Mauls Passenger on DL Flight

Glad people start seeing this is about more than potential pony rides at FL 370 or proving that pigs truly can fly. Emotional support is nice, wouldn't we all want that? But that should come from people, for example your spouse in a first class couple suite. You're off base here. I personally know ...

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