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by intotheair
Sun Jul 21, 2019 1:50 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: How was WN able to grow in DEN so quickly?
Replies: 42
Views: 5008

Re: How was WN able to grow in DEN so quickly?

F9 was weak. UA was not expanding. WN underwrote years of losses. Best summary of what happened right there. WN returned to DEN just as UA was exiting bankruptcy and F9 was about to enter it. WN was in very good financial shape for an airline in the mid-2000s. Let's also not forget that WN even off...

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by intotheair
Sun Jul 21, 2019 12:29 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: United Club in Denver
Replies: 10
Views: 1334

Re: United Club in Denver

The DEN clubs have always been an afterthought compared to the other hubs. I believe they put new furniture in recently, though I haven't heard of anything to renovate the clubs to match the refurbished ones at SFO, LAX, and elsewhere. They really should do something, especially if they're not going...

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by intotheair
Fri Jul 19, 2019 6:38 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Transporting A Prisoner to Supermax
Replies: 17
Views: 5655

Re: Transporting A Prisoner to Supermax

It's not a one sized fits all approach. High profile and high risk prisoners are usually transported by themselves using smaller aircraft. They wanted to get him to admax ASAP because of the potential for someone from his organization to try to break him out. ADMAX is designed to keep people out ju...

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by intotheair
Fri Jul 19, 2019 4:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet/Network Thread - 2019
Replies: 1754
Views: 312234

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 intotheair
Fri Jul 19, 2019 2:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet/Network Thread - 2019
Replies: 1754
Views: 312234

Re: United Fleet/Network Thread - 2019

It is disappointing to see E+ being dramatically reduced, however I have wondered how much UA makes from buy ups to E+? As a United GS flier, I just booked a domestic trip for me and 2 friends. The rep on the phone said that I can bring up to 8 guests into E+ (I was astonished!) So, I’m assuming no...

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by intotheair
Fri Jul 19, 2019 12:51 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: History of UA at JFK
Replies: 32
Views: 3495

Re: History of UA at JFK

With the grandfathering in of DEN to LGA's perimeter rule, and with jets able to handle the shorter runways, they probably didn't see the need for it. DL flies JFK-DEN most likely to compete with B6, and B6 flies it from JFK because it's their focus city/hub/whatever you want to call it, but DL fli...

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by intotheair
Thu Jul 18, 2019 11:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United beats on 2Q earnings, adding used 737
Replies: 76
Views: 11545

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

* Someone correct me if I'm mistaken, but the incremental 73NG purchases (besides hedging some MAX loss in overall lift), could also be used to fuel more regional additions, right? Pilot scope. Increase the denominator of mainline aircraft and the formula permits more 70 seat growth, yes? No only a...

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by intotheair
Thu Jul 18, 2019 1:15 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: History of UA at JFK
Replies: 32
Views: 3495

Re: History of UA at JFK

If UA were to re-enter JFK, where would they do it from? SFO? Definitely SFO and LAX and probably nothing else. That was all that was left in the last few years, and those are probably the only markets that would matter for UA. Dropping JFK didn't mean too much for many of UA's NYC frequent flyers,...

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by intotheair
Wed Jul 17, 2019 5:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United beats on 2Q earnings, adding used 737
Replies: 76
Views: 11545

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

The purchase is likely unrelated to the MAX grounding, ie UA would have still bought them even if no grounding. UA has been expanding their small capacity mainline fleet with used aircraft, although only with used A319s until now (WN was driving up used 73G prices too much). Yes. Scott Kirby said t...

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by intotheair
Tue Jul 16, 2019 5:56 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA at FRA
Replies: 21
Views: 4482

Re: UA at FRA

United has previously said that it was limited in the A++ joint venture by how much flying it could do, leaving LH to do the bulk of transatlantic flying. Scott Kirby has reportedly said that he renegotiated the terms of the JV to allow United to have a greater share of the flying. That is why we've...

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by intotheair
Tue Jul 16, 2019 5:34 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Airlines Boeing 777-200s
Replies: 46
Views: 11970

Re: United Airlines Boeing 777-200s

IIRC: the 2015 “new domestic” config started as the “Hawaii” config which modified legacy domestic 772 (none ER) units with new 3-4-3 economy seating, the first United 777 to use 3-4-3. Another first in that Y-class had no IFE and was first “new seat config” to rely solely on streaming Wi-Fi. About...

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by intotheair
Sun Jul 14, 2019 6:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet/Network Thread - 2019
Replies: 1754
Views: 312234

Re: United Fleet/Network Thread - 2019

WSJ is reporting this morning that the FAA is planning on the Max to not fly until 2020!

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by intotheair
Sat Jul 13, 2019 8:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet/Network Thread - 2019
Replies: 1754
Views: 312234

Re: United Fleet/Network Thread - 2019

I still think a lot of the projections about the Max 10 are overstated. It’s the Max 9 stretched by five feet. That’s the equivalent of two rows of Y. I’d be surprised to see the Ten Hundred on anything that’s not already on the 900s.

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by intotheair
Sat Jul 13, 2019 9:38 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Airlines Boeing 777-200s
Replies: 46
Views: 11970

Re: United Airlines Boeing 777-200s

Prior to 2015, the birds that currently have version #4 were domestic with 32 seats in F in a 2-3-2 configuration and 312 in Y in a 2-5-2 layout. That version no longer exists. So the way it went was: –Up until the merger, UA had six domestic 772As, with 36 seats in F in a 2-2-2 configuration and 3...

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by intotheair
Fri Jul 12, 2019 12:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet/Network Thread - 2019
Replies: 1754
Views: 312234

Re: United Fleet/Network Thread - 2019

BMI never seriously offered much of value to UA flyers. A missed opportunity, perhaps, and I suppose you can blame LH for that. On the other hand, it didn't take long for LH to take over control of BMI before selling it all off to BA, so BMI must have really been a weak operation. Star Alliance is n...

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by intotheair
Fri Jul 12, 2019 12:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Airlines Boeing 777-200s
Replies: 46
Views: 11970

Re: United Airlines Boeing 777-200s

Domestic (Version 3 and 4) - originally 2-5-2 with overhead monitors/in-seat audio, now post-merger in 3-4-3 with streaming video (always AVOD in 1st class). Why is the lav location on some of these different? I believe (and open to correction) some 772A has always been domestic birds while others ...

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by intotheair
Mon Jul 08, 2019 10:17 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: UA EWR-NAP and EWR-PRG, Performance
Replies: 32
Views: 6609

Re: UA EWR-NAP and EWR-PRG, Performance

LYS -- a very beautiful, overlooked city (or maybe just overshadowed by Paris) with a good financial sector. I wonder if LYS is hurt by its relative closeness to GVA. Lyon is a bigger city than Geneva is. GVA is is certainly busier and has more transatlantic nonstops than LYS, but there aren't that...

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by intotheair
Tue Jul 02, 2019 3:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet/Network Thread - 2019
Replies: 1754
Views: 312234

Re: United Fleet/Network Thread - 2019

len90 wrote:
N684UA just departed EWR as 282 to DEN marking its entrance into revenue service with United.


That’s interesting. 767s are a very rare sight in DEN/LAX/SFO ever since the whole 767 fleet went international after the merger.

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by intotheair
Fri Jun 21, 2019 5:54 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet/Network Thread - 2019
Replies: 1754
Views: 312234

Re: United Fleet/Network Thread - 2019

The discussion was about domestic capacity, 14 de-rated 763s in domestic service for UA were Reconfigured to international service while 13 772s were reconfigured to domestic. With regards to the ex Hawaiian 763s, the first one enters service with UA tomorrow after being reconfigured in Hong Kong. ...

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by intotheair
Wed Jun 19, 2019 7:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet/Network Thread - 2019
Replies: 1754
Views: 312234

Re: United Fleet/Network Thread - 2019

Realistically, the scope relief that UA is probably after is some form of AA's contract. UA wants to fly more E175s under UAX. UA would also probably love to put 80 seats on the E175 and remove the 86,000 lb MTOW restriction, but that's probably pushing it. The union has the upper hand on this one,...

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by intotheair
Wed Jun 19, 2019 7:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet/Network Thread - 2019
Replies: 1754
Views: 312234

Re: United Fleet/Network Thread - 2019

As has been articulated many times, after years of cutting capacity, UA now needs to add more capacity to remain competitive domestically. It's doing that by adding 739s and 737-10s and letting everything else trickle down. Current 739 routes will be able to easily absorb the extra 10-12 seats of th...

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by intotheair
Tue Jun 18, 2019 6:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet/Network Thread - 2019
Replies: 1754
Views: 312234

Re: United Fleet/Network Thread - 2019

VC10er, thanks to another post from LAXIntl in another thread, I thought this might be of interest to you. You were asking how much it would cost UA to refurbish just one plane into Polaris. I don't have that answer, but it cost Swiss CHF 20 million (USD$19.99 million) to refurbish just one of their...

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by intotheair
Tue Jun 18, 2019 4:13 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: San Francisco Bay Area Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 49
Views: 6227

Re: San Francisco Bay Area Aviation Thread - 2019

All I want is UA to operate 2-3 flights a day to DEN, ORD, and IAH from OAK. Is that too much to ask? Yeah,, it might BE since United no longer has facilities at Oakland.. Airlines, UA included, start/re-start new airports without existing facilities all the time. Not a large stopping block. I read...

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by intotheair
Mon Jun 17, 2019 10:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet/Network Thread - 2019
Replies: 1754
Views: 312234

Re: United Fleet/Network Thread - 2019

In case anyone missed it: UA announced 20 firm orders and 19 options for additional E175SCs. https://www.aviation24.be/manufacturers/embraer/united-airlines-sign-contract-for-up-to-39-e175s/ They will be replacing other 70-seat aircraft. No announcement on which operator, but it's probably a safe be...

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by intotheair
Sat Jun 15, 2019 7:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Airlines "Evolution" to Globe Livery released
Replies: 1781
Views: 356619

Re: United Airlines "Evolution" to Globe Livery released

Looks like they got rid of the "Blue Rhapsody" shade both in the swoop and in the tail gradient. I don't think that's a good tradeoff.

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by intotheair
Thu Jun 13, 2019 2:02 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: How many United routes were shifted from IAD to EWR?
Replies: 11
Views: 2952

Re: How many United routes were shifted from IAD to EWR?

FlyPNS1 wrote:
ELM, ITH, AVP, MHT, LEX, CHA we’re all shifted over from EWR to IAD, but these were all recent not merger.


Exactly – it's not the big destinations but a lot of the smaller northeast markets were shifted from EWR to IAD in the last year or so.

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by intotheair
Fri Jun 07, 2019 10:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet/Network Thread - 2019
Replies: 1754
Views: 312234

Re: United Fleet/Network Thread - 2019

https://hub.united.com/united-denver-50 ... m=referral
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United is celebrating 500 daily departures at DEN for the first time ever. 32 new routes have been added since the beginning of 2018.

https://hub.united.com/united-denver-50 ... m=referral

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by intotheair
Thu Jun 06, 2019 5:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet/Network Thread - 2019
Replies: 1754
Views: 312234

Re: United Fleet/Network Thread - 2019

Question: when Singapore used an A340 (500?) to EWR nonstop, it was a nose to tail business class, right? My Question is the TOTAL weight of 1 pax in a Polaris seat would equal how many Y seats with 1 pax? Instead of blocking 40+ Y seats, would it not work better to use those empty blocked seats up...

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by intotheair
Thu Jun 06, 2019 5:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LAX moves forward with plans for Terminal 0 and 9
Replies: 202
Views: 34096

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

There's definitely potential for more service at ONT, and I imagine more service will come. But it is never going to be LA's Newark or Gatwick.

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by intotheair
Thu Jun 06, 2019 12:28 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet/Network Thread - 2019
Replies: 1754
Views: 312234

Re: United Fleet/Network Thread - 2019

I thought that SIN-LAX was pulled partly because of timing. It left and departed at almost the same time as the SFO flight, so aside from being an advantage for LAX O&D, it didn't really contribute much to the entire network. Adding another frequency to SFO at the opposite time of day allows for...

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by intotheair
Sun Jun 02, 2019 6:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Will DL bulk up SLC to be more like UA at DEN?
Replies: 56
Views: 7047

Re: Will DL bulk up SLC to be more like UA at DEN?

Maybe. As a DEN homer, I applaud SLC's terminal redevelopment, but I do feel like it's too small compared to the airport's potential.

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by intotheair
Sun Jun 02, 2019 12:45 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LAX vs SFO in the transpacific market
Replies: 49
Views: 6820

Re: LAX vs SFO in the transpacific market

It's not a zero sum game. Yes, LAX has more service to Asia and more O&D, but SFO is still a giant market to Asia of its own both in terms of O&D and connections. From an international perspective, California is home to two very large but distinct markets that will always command a huge amou...

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by intotheair
Fri May 31, 2019 4:41 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Denver hub 1990s?
Replies: 89
Views: 12134

Re: United Denver hub 1990s?

September11 wrote:
This summer marks 30th anniversary of United #232 (DC-10 DEN-0RD July 19 1989)


Not sure I'd use the term "anniversary" for a deadly plane crash.

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by intotheair
Wed May 29, 2019 7:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United to launch Newark-Seville next year
Replies: 47
Views: 10911

Re: United to launch Newark-Seville next year

Pending an official announcement, this is great to hear. Also on that note, I really hope UA's adds for next summer include some secondary France. I would think EWR-NCE would be worth a try.

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by intotheair
Sun May 26, 2019 8:51 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Should Loyalty Programs Be Based on Spend Only?
Replies: 32
Views: 2169

Re: Should Loyalty Programs Be Based on Spend Only?

I feel like all airlines have either moved to some version of the revenue-based model or will at some point. LH just announced it’s going to, and I’d be willing to bet my net worth of airline miles that all the others (including AA and AS) will drop the hammer sooner rather than later. I guess it wa...

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by intotheair
Thu May 23, 2019 11:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL launches TPA-AMS, its 21st service to AMS
Replies: 99
Views: 16317

Re: DL launches TPA-AMS today, its 21st service to AMS

Beechtobus wrote:
Come on DL, now Denver needs some AMS love!!


I’d love to see it, but launching a flight like that out of a competitor’s hub would be a very bold and risky move.

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by intotheair
Tue May 21, 2019 2:42 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: President Trump Using 757?
Replies: 19
Views: 5331

Re: President Trump Using 757?

It’s probably a cost thing. The president is campaigning in Pennsylvania tonight. If incumbent presidents want to use VC-25 for campaigning, they must reimburse the government. I’m guessing that costs a lot more than opting to fly Trumo’s personal plane.

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by intotheair
Mon May 20, 2019 7:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Bombardier CRJ, upgrade or sunset product line? Re-engine after all?
Replies: 54
Views: 10775

Re: Bombardier CRJ, upgrade or sunset product line? Re-engine after all?

Hard to imagine how anyone could re-engine the CRJ and get it under scope limits in a way that would justify it. The CRJ-900 as it is now weighs 84,500 lbs. Any engine upgrade you'd put on it would put it over the 86,000 lb limit, and a lot has already been stripped out of the airframe to save weight.

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by intotheair
Sat May 18, 2019 6:15 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumor: American Airlines To Bring Back Seatback IFEs On Domestic Aircraft
Replies: 180
Views: 22316

Re: Rumor: American Airlines To Bring Back Seatback IFEs On Domestic Aircraft

I think the difference between AA and UA is that pre-merger as part of the transformation to becoming the "new American", AA committed that all new planes would come equipped with PTVs, only for the Parker team to cancel those plans. IIRC the commitment to seatback video was pretty well a...

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by intotheair
Sat May 18, 2019 4:07 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumor: American Airlines To Bring Back Seatback IFEs On Domestic Aircraft
Replies: 180
Views: 22316

Re: Rumor: American Airlines To Bring Back Seatback IFEs On Domestic Aircraft

I've always found it interesting how AA gets so much more flack than UA does for phasing out PTVs on the domestic fleet. The criticism of AA on this one seems to always be so much more vocal, meanwhile UA is doing the exact same thing. Really, I don't care that much, though that may because most of ...

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by intotheair
Wed May 15, 2019 9:05 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Denver Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 135
Views: 17578

Re: Denver Aviation Thread - 2019

Edelweiss will re-start seasonal DEN flights this month with the A340-300 instead of the A333 per CAPA. I'm not sure why they've switched the aircraft but it will be nice to see the A343 again. https://centreforaviation.com/news/edelweiss-air-files-adjustment-on-zurich-denver-service-from-summer-20...

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by intotheair
Wed May 15, 2019 1:34 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Business insider: Boeing 737-800 is “older version of MAX”
Replies: 104
Views: 16613

Re: Business insider: Boeing 737-800 is “older version of MAX”

Oh, this is all clutching pearls a little too quickly. Media writes for a general audience, and when a lot of people see "737" printed somewhere, there's a good chance people may recall all the recent news with the MAX. I'm sure the writer or editor threw that line in there to provide some...

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by intotheair
Tue May 14, 2019 10:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet/Network Thread - 2019
Replies: 1754
Views: 312234

Re: United Fleet/Network Thread - 2019

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2QjbeFqfajI
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Behind the scenes look at the photoshoot flight of the new livery. They couldn't have picked a better time to fly over San Luis Obispo, a place that is near and dear to my heart:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2QjbeFqfajI

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by intotheair
Mon May 13, 2019 10:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New United Safety Video - Spiderman Theme
Replies: 49
Views: 5194

Re: New United Safety Video

I'm surprised so many people on here like this. I guess it's good they're at least changing it up periodically if they're going to be creative, though I still think it comes off feeling forced. Passengers can only take so much 'cute' once they're on the plane. I think Air France struck the perfect b...

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by intotheair
Mon May 13, 2019 3:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New United Safety Video - Spiderman Theme
Replies: 49
Views: 5194

Re: New United Safety Video

Ugh. When will they stop with these cheesy safety videos.

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by intotheair
Sun May 12, 2019 7:09 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WN announces service to ITO
Replies: 93
Views: 13722

Re: WN announces service to ITO

Maybe one flight a year...... I don’t even think a 737 can land and takeoff from lanai Aloha tried Lanai with the 737 at one point as well, I believe prior to Hawaiian going there with the DC-9 as mentioned above. Lanai is an interesting market. The resorts are so upscale I can see how many of thei...

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by intotheair
Sat May 11, 2019 5:49 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Airlines "Evolution" to Globe Livery released
Replies: 1781
Views: 356619

Re: United Airlines "Evolution" to Globe Livery released

I see no more new paintings! Any one knows whats going on? Did they decided to stop painting with the new livery? We have 14 grounded 737 MAX aircraft going into the busiest time of the year for flights. We will be lucky to not cancel flights due to aircraft shortages. Painting can and will wait. W...

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by intotheair
Sun May 05, 2019 10:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Denver hub 1990s?
Replies: 89
Views: 12134

Re: United Denver hub 1990s?

Going even more OT, IMO CO should've made a move for F9. They had quite an extensive codeshare, complementary fleets and networks, and CO really wanted to get back in to DEN. Before the UA merger, there were rumors that if UA dumped DEN during bankruptcy, that CO would be all over it like white on ...

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by intotheair
Sun May 05, 2019 5:40 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Denver hub 1990s?
Replies: 89
Views: 12134

Re: United Denver hub 1990s?

I honestly think if CO stuck it out at DEN they would've still have been there for a long while up until the merger with UA. Had CALite not happened, possibly. DEN made a lot of sense in CO's network, and CO had such a long history there. It's easy to see how the hub would have maybe faded away in ...

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by intotheair
Sun May 05, 2019 3:44 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Denver hub 1990s?
Replies: 89
Views: 12134

Re: United Denver hub 1990s?

The Denver hub in the 1990s was amazing on United!! I got to fly 747s, DC10s, and 767s all over the place. The service and customer care was great back then on United. Now they seem to have taken a more CO stance to domestic flying out of DEN and it is mostly 737s. Very few wide bodies. It is crazy...

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