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. ...Jump to post
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,...Jump to post
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...Jump to post
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...Jump to post
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...Jump to post
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...Jump to post
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.Jump to post
FlyPNS1 wrote:ELM, ITH, AVP, MHT, LEX, CHA we’re all shifted over from EWR to IAD, but these were all recent not merger.
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
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...Jump to post
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.Jump to post
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...Jump to post
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.Jump to post
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...Jump to post
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...Jump to post
Beechtobus wrote:Come on DL, now Denver needs some AMS love!!
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.Jump to post
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...Jump to post
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 ...Jump to post
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...Jump to post
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...Jump to post
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:
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...Jump to post
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...Jump to post
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...Jump to post
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 ...Jump to post
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 ...Jump to post
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...Jump to post
It eventually just didn’t make sense for CO to play second fiddle in a city the size of Denver. UA put up a tough fight to say the least, and CO was also interested in building up its highly profitable and winning CALite strategy back east. CALite was neither profitable nor a winning strategy. http...Jump to post
I always like the CO hub that operated at Stapleton, but didnt operate at DEN. I find it fascinating that CO operated Stapleton-LGW on the last flight...never to return back to DEN. Was there a dispute with the airport over costs? Not really. CO was actually the first (and for a while, the only) ai...Jump to post
Would love to know more about this SkyWest. How can I book a ticket on them? How good is their frequent flier program? What do they charge for baggage? Do they have a cobranded credit card? Seriously, no list that hashes out the regionals as separate airlines has any credibility. When it comes to th...Jump to post
That line of reasoning just doesn't make sense. If UA didn't cover the U.S. domestic markets for LH who could? LH wasn't going to start FRA/MUC to a bunch of tertiary cities (which, individually, are nothing, but aggregated can be worth chasing). Well back when JV was established in 2009, US was st...Jump to post
So now begins the long stretch toward getting the entire fleet into the new colors. FlightGlobal reports that a slew of planes will be repainted soon, though it’ll take up to seven years to roll it out to each and every bird. I would imagine the MAX grounding must put a slowdown on the repainting. A...Jump to post
This alone is worthy of praise, especially after the Dr Dao fiasco. It's people who make up the airline. It's people who pay to fly on these planes. It's a bold statement to put this on the front of every aircraft. I don't fully love this livery, but this was a great move. https://pbs.twimg.com/medi...Jump to post
I still think the wave is going to look really odd on the Airbus frames. The entire wave design was originally taken from the Boeing house 787 livery.Jump to post
Poor man's Rising Blue. Not bad, but not great.Jump to post
738: New livery update: N37267 exited AMA paint 2691/23Apr, arrived ORD 2:55am. I don't see any photos or updates on websites. Arrival at ORD at 3am was probably straight to the hanger. Have we been able to figure out whether that bird is the only one in the new colors? Some posts in the other thre...Jump to post
barney captain wrote:I'm very surprised nobody got a shot of it landing last night.
Chicago Business Journal has a writeup on Wednesday's reveal. Not a whole lot we don't already know, but a few minor details about the ceremony itself. https://www.bizjournals.com/chicago/news/2019/04/22/united-airlines-new-livery-debut-isa-turning-point.html An airline’s livery is one of the most v...Jump to post
The company is really keeping this paint job under wraps. From a update, it was said that the fuselage belly was being painted grey and that a step was ' paint Gold stripe and Gold on Globe '. Could be some good misdirection. The name 'UNITED' looks bigger on the fuselage, the engines looked as tho...Jump to post
I can't help but wonder if the globe might actually be that lavender color ("Dusk") instead of all white.
Mad props to getting blue engines again. That was one element of the PMUA liveries that I loved.
Here is a link for which EasyJet A319s United will be receiving. Still very very odd that they're going to pick up CFM powered A319s http://jethros.org.uk/fleets/fleet_listings/easyjet_a319.html Why? They have a massive fleet of CFM powered aircraft. They just happen to be Boeings. From what I’ve g...Jump to post
Frontier isn't the threat to UA in Denver that it used to be, primarily due to very bad flight times, the 'nickle and dime' feeling people leave with, and the experience (e.g. no-recline seats). Also, most everyone that I know that has flown Frontier recently, has made the comment they will not fly...Jump to post
I'm still curious as to how DEN is UA's most profitable hub after almost shunning it after the merger with CO. The competition is tough out there with WN and Frontier as well. I lived in DEN for about 2 years and returned back to LAX as I was there for work. UA needs to be careful with DEN expansio...Jump to post
Been around for a little while :) Oh, poop. I liked it. :( In spite of living in SF, I don't fly UA that much. Although they seem to be finally getting their act together, so that might change. The irony is that the Global Services "globe" actually pre-dates the merger, so seeing it crop ...Jump to post