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by intotheair
Sun Jun 28, 2020 5:04 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Name change for John Wayne Airport (SNA) ?
Replies: 79
Views: 2745

Re: Proposal to rename John Wayne Airport (SNA)

My vote is to call it Sandy Cohen OC Airport. :duck:

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by intotheair
Fri May 22, 2020 5:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet, Network, & Livery Thread - 2020
Replies: 2372
Views: 407322

Re: United Fleet, Network, & Livery Thread - 2020

UA, and before them CO, and WN have had a somewhat complimentary relationship.. I point to during the merger of UA and CO they choose to give the 18 EWR slots that belonged to pre merger UA to WN. Also they choose to lease their two gates at Dallas Love Field to WN. WN left IAH, and recently left E...

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by intotheair
Thu May 21, 2020 4:32 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet, Network, & Livery Thread - 2020
Replies: 2372
Views: 407322

Re: United Fleet, Network, & Livery Thread - 2020

Will EWR be considered a hub over the next year or a focus city? I know they seem to be leaving LAX, except for hubs, which is sad as they were always the airline I flew all over the world out of LAX in the 1990s and 2000s. Hope they can come back to LAX and make it the hub it once was!! Downgradin...

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by intotheair
Tue May 19, 2020 4:38 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA: Kirby to become CEO this week.
Replies: 17
Views: 4604

Re: UA: Kirby to become CEO this week.

Yes, this is old news. The only new news is that Brett Hart was named last week as president. Scott Kirby is the best thing to happen to United in a very long time. I think he understands the challenges ahead and knows exactly what to do to make sure UAL can weather the storm and return to its forme...

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by intotheair
Mon May 11, 2020 9:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet, Network, & Livery Thread - 2020
Replies: 2372
Views: 407322

Re: United Fleet, Network, & Livery Thread - 2020

In other news, Brett Hart promoted to President of United effective May 20. https://www.chicagotribune.com/business/ct-biz-united-airlines-president-brett-hart-20200511-fuqbsgq7hfe3jnxx4qnie66uci-story.html https://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/brett-j-hart-named-president-of-united-airlines-3010...

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by intotheair
Sat May 09, 2020 10:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet, Network, & Livery Thread - 2020
Replies: 2372
Views: 407322

Re: United Fleet, Network, & Livery Thread - 2020

^^^ I think that's some good analysis, though I still have hope that the recovery will come sooner. The number of people flying is already starting to pick up (not by a ton, but it's something). I agree that I think UA is being the most honest (if a little blunt) about the pain that's coming, wherea...

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by intotheair
Wed May 06, 2020 4:37 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet, Network, & Livery Thread - 2020
Replies: 2372
Views: 407322

Re: United Fleet, Network, & Livery Thread - 2020

I'd love to see UA do routes like that, but at this point, I think UA needs to focus on keeping as much as what it already has been flying. They're not predicting to get back to 2019 levels for another 2-3 years, which, 2019 was a great year, but in the meantime, I think UA and all the airlines are ...

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by intotheair
Tue May 05, 2020 1:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet, Network, & Livery Thread - 2020
Replies: 2372
Views: 407322

Re: United Fleet, Network, & Livery Thread - 2020

What are the odds UA parts ways with some 787s and 77Ws? It may seem counterintuitive, but UA did shed a handful of newer 744s and 77Es during Ch 11.

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by intotheair
Tue Apr 28, 2020 8:14 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: KL Takes Into Account Possibility of AFKL Breakup
Replies: 208
Views: 23332

Re: KL Takes Into Account Possibility of AFKL Breakup

This all still sounds like more speculation than rumor at this point. Hard to imagine that there would be such a drastic breakup. Even if it were to happen, I bet KL would still be in the DL/AF sphere of influence, not unlike how AZ quietly left the AF/DL/KL JV but is still a major Skyteam partner. ...

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by intotheair
Sun Apr 19, 2020 12:56 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet, Network, & Livery Thread - 2020
Replies: 2372
Views: 407322

Re: United Fleet, Network, & Livery Thread - 2020

Very interesting. As I predicted, SFO-CDG won't fly this summer (resumes 24 Oct). I'm surprised to see SFO-AMS/DUB/ZRH not only come back, but also in time for part of the summer. I guess I could have booked that SFO-ZRH flight I was thinking about after all.

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by intotheair
Tue Apr 14, 2020 10:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Denver Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 207
Views: 29384

Re: Denver Aviation Thread - 2020

Have they shut down any of the concourses yet?

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by intotheair
Fri Apr 10, 2020 8:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet, Network, & Livery Thread - 2020
Replies: 2372
Views: 407322

Re: United Fleet, Network, & Livery Thread - 2020

SFO-LHR on a 77W or 772 with Polaris seems like a safer bet. I certainly feel better about SFO-LHR (or FRA) than I do about any newer, seasonal service. The one I wonder about too is SFO-CDG. It's still near impossible to find saver J award availability on that route, even for this August and Septe...

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by intotheair
Fri Apr 10, 2020 1:34 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet, Network, & Livery Thread - 2020
Replies: 2372
Views: 407322

Re: United Fleet, Network, & Livery Thread - 2020

So what do people think UA will actually fly later this summer w/r/t international? I'm looking at almost-wide open J award availability on SFO-Europe in September. I'm tempted to book, but some routes like SFO-ZRH and SFO-MUC I have a feeling may not actually come back this year. I'm not jazzed abo...

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by intotheair
Thu Apr 02, 2020 5:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet, Network, & Livery Thread - 2020
Replies: 2372
Views: 407322

Re: United Fleet, Network, & Livery Thread - 2020

I wonder when they are going to extend the international cuts. I've booked DEN-MUC and FRA-DEN for early/mid May. I don't see how that's going to happen.

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by intotheair
Wed Mar 25, 2020 11:07 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: airline fleet info sites
Replies: 10
Views: 1489

Re: airline fleet info sites

https://sites.google.com/site/unitedfleetsite/home
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The United one that's painstakingly put together but some great people on this site is a great resource:

https://sites.google.com/site/unitedfleetsite/home

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by intotheair
Sat Mar 21, 2020 12:33 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta plans to emerge a "smaller" carrier
Replies: 1514
Views: 259760

Re: Delta plans to emerge a "smaller" carrier

Last in, first out. I think a lot of the more recent network growth is most vulnerable. I don't see how BOS, RDU, and whatever else DL has been calling a hub or focus city these days lasts. SEA is probably safe because of all the tech traffic, which will rebound. I bet a lot of the TPAC doesn't for ...

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by intotheair
Mon Mar 16, 2020 6:20 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: OAG Changes 3/15/2020: ARMAGEDDON + AS Exits BWI-LAX,RNO-SJC;UA Suspends SMX
Replies: 142
Views: 24277

Re: OAG Changes 3/15/2020: ARMAGEDDON + AS Exits BWI-LAX,RNO-SJC;UA Suspends SMX

I am guessing US airlines will be grounded by end of the week probably for 3-4 weeks. Industry in the dumpster for the next 3-5 years before we get back to 2019 levels. 2020 sucks. I think you're right. Even if there's no top-down federal ban, who's going to be flying in the next few weeks? This is...

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by intotheair
Sun Mar 15, 2020 3:40 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet, Network, & Livery Thread - 2020
Replies: 2372
Views: 407322

Re: United Fleet, Network, & Livery Thread - 2020

Just a thought. I wonder with travel to L:HR soon to be restricted what is the chance UA will run the 767 HJ on trans-cons from EWR and IAD? My money is on the 767s and a lot of the 319/320s getting grounded. Maybe some early 777s too. If DL is going to ground 300 birds, then I don't see how UA isn...

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by intotheair
Tue Mar 10, 2020 7:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet, Network, & Livery Thread - 2020
Replies: 2372
Views: 407322

Re: United Fleet, Network, & Livery Thread - 2020

And somehow UAL stock is up 10-12% This is where I shrug my shoulders and realize I will never understand the stock market, but god bless those that do. That's probably a result of President Trump saying he'll provide help to the airlines, though he hasn't given specifics just yet. https://finance....

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by intotheair
Tue Mar 10, 2020 7:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet, Network, & Livery Thread - 2020
Replies: 2372
Views: 407322

Re: United Fleet, Network, & Livery Thread - 2020

Some developments on the wires: March 10 (Reuters) - United Airlines Holdings Inc (UAL): * UNITED AIRLINES PRESIDENT SAYS NOT TAKING DELIVERY OF A SINGLE AIRCRAFT - JP MORGAN CONF * UNITED AIRLINES PRESIDENT SAYS OUR GROSS BOOKINGS IN THE PACIFIC ARE DOWN ABOUT 70% - JP MORGAN CONF * UNITED AIRLINES...

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by intotheair
Mon Mar 09, 2020 5:15 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Denver Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 207
Views: 29384

Re: Denver Aviation Thread - 2020

Thanks so much for sharing. It's all very exciting to see. Let's hope A-East and C-West aren't too far behind these extensions.

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by intotheair
Thu Mar 05, 2020 4:20 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet, Network, & Livery Thread - 2020
Replies: 2372
Views: 407322

Re: United Fleet, Network, & Livery Thread - 2020

I would imagine they'd want to park the planes that have already been paid off, so probably the 763s and 772s. I'm still hoping the whole thing will blow over in short order.

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by intotheair
Sat Feb 29, 2020 10:44 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet, Network, & Livery Thread - 2020
Replies: 2372
Views: 407322

Re: United Fleet, Network, & Livery Thread - 2020

That’s too bad about the Olympic sponsorship, though at the same time, the Olympics are a scam that probably wouldn’t have been worth spending all that extra money on. In the same vein, I wish United had some smaller but important partnerships. I don’t know why they don’t sponsor the SF Chinese New ...

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by intotheair
Sat Feb 29, 2020 10:25 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Denver Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 207
Views: 29384

Re: Denver Aviation Thread - 2020

Right? How short-sighted was that? (Among many, many, other things Kimmy has wrought). Just like PDX’s carpet, some things become iconic and shouldn’t be changed “just because”. The chimes and voices changed in 2007 before Kim Day was hired. The original artist did both the original and the current...

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by intotheair
Fri Feb 28, 2020 10:54 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Denver Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 207
Views: 29384

Re: Denver Aviation Thread - 2020

Looks like 9NEWS has done a number of stories leading up to DIA's 25th. Pretty cool. I miss the original train chimes as well as the voices of Pete Smythe and Reynelda Muse . https://www.9news.com/article/travel/denver-international-airport/dia-25th-anniversary-coverage/73-89072f4e-2a1b-4b86-a254-8...

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by intotheair
Fri Feb 28, 2020 3:10 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Denver Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 207
Views: 29384

Re: Denver Aviation Thread - 2020

Looks like 9NEWS has done a number of stories leading up to DIA's 25th. Pretty cool. I miss the original train chimes as well as the voices of Pete Smythe and Reynelda Muse. https://www.9news.com/article/travel/denver-international-airport/dia-25th-anniversary-coverage/73-89072f4e-2a1b-4b86-a254-8fa...

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by intotheair
Fri Feb 28, 2020 1:17 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Denver Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 207
Views: 29384

Re: Denver Aviation Thread - 2020

Neat little video overlaying Stapleton airport with the current development https://www.9news.com/article/travel/denver-international-airport/a-virtual-tour-of-the-old-stapleton-airport/73-f1963094-2442-4cce-bcff-863eb539bb48?fbclid=IwAR3hsyaPxDluqZujlpAKt5QnpnD_-F55R7fPof2rskpuJrUiN2dbcGT6JYY Very...

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by intotheair
Thu Feb 27, 2020 3:54 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest adding 16 new gates in Denver, will be WN's largest city
Replies: 112
Views: 16075

Re: Southwest adding 16 new gates in Denver, will be WN's largest city

Where are the F9 pilots on here?? Remember when you chose Republic over them and they ran you out of your own hub? How did that work out for you a decade later? Still the dumbest move in recent US aviation history Congrats to WN at DEN Can you give a tl;dr version of what happened? Southwest offere...

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by intotheair
Wed Feb 26, 2020 12:57 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Confirmed: Trans States Shutting Down & ExpressJet losing the 175s
Replies: 83
Views: 19107

Re: Confirmed: Trans States Shutting Down & ExpressJet losing the 175s

UA can end contract and reassign planes to ExpressJet With UA owning 40% of CommutAir I say a merger with Expressjet is the most likely outcome That of course would make sense, but how tricky would that be? UA already effectively owns Xpressjet but has to dance around it by not owning more than hal...

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by intotheair
Mon Feb 24, 2020 3:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: TAP post 1H 2019 loss; government pushes Neeleman to sell stake
Replies: 131
Views: 16785

Re: Lufthansa and United in negotiations to acquire TAP from David Neeleman

Do you think this might make jetBlue joining Star Alliance more likely? They connect quite a lot of passengers with TAP in Boston and JFK and especially now against the backdrop of Alaska joining oneworld this could make sense I doubt it. LH owned 19% of B6 at one time. They never got close at all ...

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by intotheair
Fri Feb 21, 2020 5:29 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Denver Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 207
Views: 29384

Re: Denver Aviation Thread - 2020

On the agenda for the next Business, Arts, Workforce, & Aviation Services Committee meeting on Wednesday is a contract to give Southwest 40 gates (24 existing, 16 new). Maybe at the meeting, we'll get more color on where F9 and DL will end up. https://denver.legistar.com/LegislationDetail.aspx?I...

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by intotheair
Thu Feb 20, 2020 6:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet, Network, & Livery Thread - 2020
Replies: 2372
Views: 407322

Re: United Fleet, Network, & Livery Thread - 2020

A good write up (with lots of photos) of the 752 refits: https://thepointsguy.com/news/united-refreshed-757-first-look/ Paging VC10er! Nice pictures. They do look a little weird with those old, periwinkle-colored CO style sidewalls and Diamond seat shells, but I suppose it's at least good they're d...

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by intotheair
Wed Feb 19, 2020 8:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet, Network, & Livery Thread - 2020
Replies: 2372
Views: 407322

Re: United Fleet, Network, & Livery Thread - 2020

https://www.prnewswire.com/news-release ... 07783.html
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GoJet will add an additional 20 CRJ-550s, bringing the total operated by GoJet to 74 by 2021.

https://www.prnewswire.com/news-release ... 07783.html

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by intotheair
Thu Feb 13, 2020 12:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air France planes' names
Replies: 62
Views: 10647

Re: Air France planes' names

I think naming a plane Roissy-en-France (the area that includes CDG) as stated above is a very elegant way of representing Paris on a plane without specifically saying “Paris.”

This idea is far from original but I think it’s a great one.

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by intotheair
Thu Feb 13, 2020 3:07 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Former CFO to Launch a New U.S. Budget Airline
Replies: 113
Views: 23578

Re: UA's former CFO raises $125M for new LCC U.S. startup with B737

alasizon wrote:
Is there really a need for another all-Y ULCC though? Particularly at routes that can support 189 seats.


If they're going to grow slow and try markets that currently have no competition, why not?

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by intotheair
Thu Feb 13, 2020 1:47 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Former CFO to Launch a New U.S. Budget Airline
Replies: 113
Views: 23578

Re: UA's former CFO raises $125M for new LCC U.S. startup with B737

So it will be an all-Y airline to start; are they planning to be another ULCC or something different to set them apart? The article mentions 189 seats on those 737s, which sounds like an all-coach configuration to me. Considering it is modeling itself a little like Allegiant and he talks about pric...

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by intotheair
Thu Feb 13, 2020 1:38 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet, Network, & Livery Thread - 2020
Replies: 2372
Views: 407322

Re: United Fleet, Network, & Livery Thread - 2020

787-10 info update I’m confused about the 787-9 and 787-10 updates. Are these firm orders and if not why is there this level of detail on future deliveries? If they’re firm orders wouldn’t Boeing and UA want some kind of press release out about them? Seems Boeing especially would given their troubl...

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by intotheair
Tue Feb 11, 2020 11:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A321XLR - A way for United to fight Delta?
Replies: 14
Views: 3308

Re: A321XLR - A way for United to fight Delta?

UA hasn't shown any interest in adding any additional flying that doesn't touch one of its hubs. I think the A321s will mostly be one-for-one replacements for the international 752s plus maybe a handful of other Europe or Africa routes from EWR/IAD/ORD.

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by intotheair
Mon Feb 10, 2020 4:41 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Denver Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 207
Views: 29384

Re: Denver Aviation Thread - 2020

are there any airports in Denver region that could take an A220 or Breeze e-jets, that couldn't take any bigger aircraft such as A319/B737 ? Rocky Mountain Airport was mentioned in an article recently regarding possible destinations. Centennial Airport would be best since it’s closest to the city, ...

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by intotheair
Sun Feb 09, 2020 9:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Denver Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 207
Views: 29384

Re: Denver Aviation Thread - 2020

Hopefully, WN gets all the gates it wants as well. It's only fair that they get priority after UA. Furthermore, from what I've read in this and other articles, it sounds like F9 hasn't even formally requested additional gates yet. So if that is the case, you snooze you loose as far as I'm concerned...

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by intotheair
Wed Feb 05, 2020 2:41 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet, Network, & Livery Thread - 2020
Replies: 2372
Views: 407322

Re: United Fleet, Network, & Livery Thread - 2020

UAL jumped almost $4 today with heavy volume (after dropping about $15 since the coronavirus). Anybody know why? I didn't see much else going on today other than the suspension of more UA China flights.

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by intotheair
Sun Feb 02, 2020 9:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: San Francisco Bay Area Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 98
Views: 10991

Re: San Francisco Bay Area Aviation Thread - 2020

I don’t know why it was built that way in the first place, but one of the airport’s eventual projects is to redesign the international terminal with a consolidated security checkpoint, FIS arrival facility, and connect A and G airside. There's no way to connect Terminal A to G Airside Physically wi...

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by intotheair
Sun Feb 02, 2020 9:13 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: San Francisco Bay Area Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 98
Views: 10991

Re: San Francisco Bay Area Aviation Thread - 2020

Why is there no airside connection between SFO Concourse A and Concourse G of the International Terminal? I don’t know why it was built that way in the first place, but one of the airport’s eventual projects is to redesign the international terminal with a consolidated security checkpoint, FIS arri...

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by intotheair
Fri Jan 31, 2020 8:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Skywest Announces 20x New E175 Flying for American
Replies: 44
Views: 8967

Re: Skywest Announces 20x New E175 Flying for American

There basically are no more "shortcuts" around scope at this point. UA found their multi-class 50 seat end around, and AA has the 65 seat end around. DL doesn't have either (and doesn't need it with the A220). The only place any substantial RJ growth can occur is at Alaska at this point. ...

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by intotheair
Thu Jan 30, 2020 3:38 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL launching new Uniforms amidst health concerns
Replies: 77
Views: 12095

Re: DL launching new Uniforms amidst health concerns

crjflyboy wrote:
intotheair wrote:
Sounds like some union shenanigans.


DL FA's are not in union


Exactly.

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by intotheair
Thu Jan 30, 2020 3:26 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL launching new Uniforms amidst health concerns
Replies: 77
Views: 12095

Re: DL launching new Uniforms amidst health concerns

Sounds like some union shenanigans.

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by intotheair
Thu Jan 30, 2020 2:35 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: OFFICIAL: UA Gains 24 of 39 New DEN Gates
Replies: 285
Views: 39951

Re: UA to Potentially Gain 24 of 39 New DEN Gates

In this thread there was a number of F9 and DL. I thought F9 wanted 6 and I don't remember DL. It's fair to say there will not be an increase in common use gates. Perhaps a decrease is how they will keep people happy. I know UA has wanted F9 off of A forever. I wonder if they finally got their wish...

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by intotheair
Thu Jan 30, 2020 1:38 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: San Francisco Bay Area Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 98
Views: 10991

Re: San Francisco Bay Area Aviation Thread - 2020

SFO commissioner Linda Crayton has resigned. She cited health problems in her resignation letter to the mayor. She was reportedly the target of an unsuccessful bribe from the Public Works Director and his friend to try to get contracts at the airport. There were also questions about whether or not s...

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by intotheair
Wed Jan 29, 2020 8:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: OFFICIAL: UA Gains 24 of 39 New DEN Gates
Replies: 285
Views: 39951

Re: UA to Potentially Gain 24 of 39 New DEN Gates

It appears that the math does not allow for DL and F9 to get the gates they requested, despite comments that everybody will get the gates they need. I also get the impression that F9 is being pushed off concourse A. Is that the case? A number for how many gates F9 and DL want has not been publicly ...

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