adamblang wrote:Cmac787 wrote:No 77E’s are in domestic configuration
What do you call this configuration on the 4 777-200ERs if not domestic?
Recently (past year or so), UA crew members on layover have been robbed/accosted OR WORSE in Brazil, Columbia, Guatemala, El Salvador, Honduras, Mexico and Panama.Jump to post
It's not up to United to say, as the decision to certify is not theirs. That's up to the FAA and Boeing. United has addressed this internally and has confirmed these cuts are directly related to the 777PWs.[/quote] In as much as United has previously decided to build their aircraft schedule to inclu...Jump to post
Lots of cuts for June - must be related to further delays returning the PW 777s, resulting is scrambling to cover the schedule. Gone as far as I can tell, there are probably more: EWR-HNL EWR-OGG IAD-HNL IAD-GRU IAD-GVA IAD-DUB At some point wouldn't it be nice if UA actually said what is happening ...Jump to post
I would say in the short term (next few years) it is highly unlikely that UA will recruit for UK (LHR) based crew. -UA closed their FRA, HKG and NRT bases due to the COVID devastation on the flight schedules to those destinations. This resulted in the separation of hundreds of UA flight attendants w...Jump to post
I understand gate F15 in Terminal 3 (formerly gate 84 for those who remembered the old gate number scheme) is being modified to once again be a mainline, wide-body capable gate. For several years this gate has been used for up to 4 simultaneous UAX operations. Now that UA is pushing into Terminal 2 ...Jump to post
I am not sure of the exact date of the opening of the connector between T2 and T3, but it appears to be imminent. Have seen communications indicating UA will begin official operation out of 2 gates in T2 on November 19. Of note, also have seen UAX/Skywest aircraft RON-ing at T2 frequently the past f...Jump to post
There seems to be some level of denial of how bad the WN operation has been the last few years. Between the Max grounding, other misc groundings, meltdowns etc, my A-list household is fed up with the unreliability.
It's time for a re-boot of WN to focus on consistency and on-time flights.
I’m bummed that there weren’t more SFO - Europe resumptions, but I get that those tend be longer, thinner, and more business oriented. Particularly DUB which was announced, but I don’t believe ever launched. SFO to DUB and AMS is for sale effective 26 March; SFO to ZRH is for sale effective 6 May. ...Jump to post
slight problem with your AC move idea to terminal 2. There is no more gate room, AS and DN took it all. Assume you mean DL and not DN. DL's gate usage in T2 is temporary while their concourse gets its facelift Thanks for the correction, it was DL. And when DL moves out it will just all be taken ove...Jump to post
[/quote] What does HA moving into the Mauka concourse have anything to do with WN in E? HA hasn’t used the E Gates in ages and has all mainland flights out of C right now.[/quote] I've been routinely seeing HA 321s at the E gates the past few months. Not sure if they are arrivals, or maybe arrivals ...Jump to post
Complimentary meals coming back to Hawaii flights… https://liveandletsfly.com/united-airlines-hawaii-meals/?fbclid=IwAR1X1QAVUBExFl0ba0iMOtPZgU7lzO9C2GOo3Gf-y3CAjr_Z60Nu4NBTpTc I can't find this anywhere but for some reason I vaguely remember United saying years ago under Smisek they were removing ...Jump to post
I see today's UA305 (ORD-SFO) is departing from T5 (Gate M8). Both Flightradar24 and United.com are showing it so it's not an error. The aircraft is a 77W. Is this a regular occurance for UA to move some domestic flights to T5? Is there a gate shortage at T1 or is there another reason for this? 305...Jump to post
Some trivia for those who like knowing this stuff, approximate numbers... NOSE TIRES 777-/200ER NOSE............................245..........112.................. $2,800 777-300ER NOSE.............................295..........134.................$11,700 777-200/-200ER NOSE.....................240.....Jump to post
Another way to get to Lana'i is on Lanai Air operating Pilatus PC-12 aircraft. Although not 'scheduled' per se, currently both Four Seasons properties on Lana'i are offering free roundtrip air between HNL and LNY on Lanai Air if you book a stay and you basically dictate when you want the flights to ...Jump to post
SFO-MUC starts June 5, on Sat/Mon/Wed.Jump to post
For July - the Hawaii schedule for sale currently is still the placeholder schedule.Jump to post
It is reported these passengers were on standby - anyone know if they were revenue or non-rev?Jump to post
I was just looking at some of the Hawaii routes for this summer and noticed non-stop OGG to EWR and ORD. I remember in the past that OGG often routed through KOA on the e/b leg to get full fuel, but now it is listed non-stop. Did something change with OGG’s runway situation or is it due to 788 and ...Jump to post
There are surely more changes coming for the June schedule currently for sale. I note on virtually every flight I review that is operated by 737-900 equipment, the full 20 first class seats are not authorized for sale, either only 16 and usually 13 are authorized at this point. Same is happening fo...Jump to post
There are surely more changes coming for the June schedule currently for sale. I note on virtually every flight I review that is operated by 737-900 equipment, the full 20 first class seats are not authorized for sale, either only 16 and usually 13 are authorized at this point. Same is happening for...Jump to post
United 777-200ER (reg unknown) filed HNL-VCV 9AM - 5:17PM as UA2714 tomorrow (April 9). My bet is that this is one of the PW engined 772s headed to VCV for storage....anyone have more details? https://www.flightradar24.com/data/flights/ua2714 No nose number assigned yet - as there were at least 3 o...Jump to post
What’s intriguing is that it is in Houston, not Chicago. Presumably something infrastructure related? If it was product related, corporate/shareholder related etc they would probably just do the announcement from Chicago While it could have something to do with Houston, just because it is filmed th...Jump to post
I remember this issue was in the press in the local Seattle papers a few decades ago related to Alaska Airlines crew and fume events on the MD80 series.
Here is something from the Seattle Times archives:
https://archive.seattletimes.com/archiv ... ug=2967560
Just noticed AA 254 (12 Dec) departed OGG for LAX but after quite some time airborne diverted to HNL. Eventually it departed HNL for LAX but once again turned around and just recently landed back at HNL.
Now showing a 1000 departure out of HNL on the 13th.
Anyone got the lowdown?
At about :19 there are seven paper airplanes, thus seven new routes.
Next someone is looking up a city on their phone that starts with a 'B'. Sure seems like SFO-BKK is possible.
Maps of Africa are also vividly on display so certainly somewhere on that continent is forthcoming.
occasional foreign base - USA hub with the occasional smattering of 6-day trips that would send them either domestically or to another international destination. E.g. for a while, earlier this year, NRT based FAs were operating NRT-SFO-ICN-SFO-NRT along with NRT-EWR-LHR-EWR-NRT and others. -The int...Jump to post
You're telling me there are hotels near NRT (not to mention Tokyo) that are less than $100 equivalent? Rooms for $40 or 4000 yen per night? Exactly this, even less than 4000 yen for many years until recently where the prices have risen (but still not a bad deal). I have often paid the negotiated cr...Jump to post
Hotel expense is a major consideration in determining where an airline bases crew and was usually, but not always, the driving factor at UA. In this regard, NRT never made sense as the hotels in NRT have traditionally been quite inexpensive relative to most of the US destinations served out of NRT. ...Jump to post
Oh those compartment doors were a nightmare. I always used a pen to open them. Put the top of the cap of the pen into the little circular finger whole, and then carefully push upward on the whole body of the pen (to avoid breaking it and exploding ink all of the F passengers in row 1 and 2!) until ...Jump to post
Can any United employees from the 1980s help me? The very last United DC-8 economy cabin was grey seats with orange and red squares and the 747sp's some of the DC-10's had this as well. They had a sort of NBC peacock design on the bulkheads. The first 767's were delivered with the grey seats and ra...Jump to post
The 777 is incredibly solid and has an impeccable safety record. My only complaints - the too-small and too-difficult to close overhead bin design over the center-line seats (this should have changed years ago and unfortunately is still standard on all these new 77Ws); also the droning vibration fro...Jump to post
Thanks for the very interesting post! The beverage cart stowage between first and economy is presumably the area on the left-hand side. Do you know what the purpose of the stowage compartment opposite it is, with the curtain and restraining net? Large items of carry-on baggage? Checked baggage? Som...Jump to post
I think that interior is actually early 1980s and that the tequila sunrise was Stephen Wolf's doing especially since gray is his favorite color. This is the 727 interior from the 1970s before the one shown in the 3D model in the opening post. https://www.ebay.com/itm/VINTAGE-UNITED-AIRLINES-BOEING-...Jump to post
The galley service crews just hated them, as they always got stuck in place - or conversely wouldn't lock to be secured for takeoff. Yes, and the doors to the compartments with the trays were often stuck and difficult to remove. Many times we literally had to kick them or bang on them to get them o...Jump to post
All United 727s as well as the DC8 fleet had a palletized galley system. This was designed way back in the DC8 days to allow for quick change outs of the galleys. Instead of removing multiple carriers per galley, the idea was to basically only swap out 4 components per galley - two large palletized ...Jump to post
I always wondered how exactly UA was going to shoehorn in another row of F, plus a closet, while keeping total seat count flat... E+ and F legroom most certainly would have suffered mightily. The configuration looked a little odd, with one pair of F seats on the right side basically sticking out ha...Jump to post
I had heard rumors these past few months regarding the reconfiguration of the 320 fleet to the 16F configuration - specifically it had been cancelled. It appears this is indeed the case as all references to the specific configurations (20F, 20G UA fleet codes) are being deleted in the latest crew ma...Jump to post
The flysfo site has put up information on the gate renumbering project, which will occur on 16 October 2019. There is a short video as well as a conversion chart showing the current and future gate numbering scheme. It's going to be quite the effort to change signage throughout the facility overnigh...Jump to post
I think it's a mistake by the OP. ANA is consolidating at T2 (NOT T1). T1 is JAL while T2 is ANA. https://www.tokyo-airport-bldg.co.jp/files/whats_new/1014_0925_0617.pdf It's basically a new CIQ (Custom/Immigration/Quarantine) facility and conversion of that wing to 5 gates that is shared between I...Jump to post
Exciting!!!! Look forward to some new movements at HND... with ANA moving international to T1 to integrate with domestic, it’ll become a very different international terminal. The ANA move to T1 is interesting. Isn't ANA at T2 for most domestic now? Are they consolidating all ANA ops at T1? I wonde...Jump to post
Some interesting configuration changes for the 787-8 and -9 directly resulting from the Polaris and premium Y installations - 787-8 will be 28/21/194 (from 36/183, an increase in density resulting in part from the removal of the galley complex at door 3) 787-9 will be 48/21/188 (from 48/204, some l...Jump to post