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
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 la...Jump to post
Why? You are suppose to judging the artist’s individual artwork, not the evolved livery or how well it goes with the evolved livery (or current livery). Have you read the rules of the contest? Brand alignment is a very large portion of the scoring/how United will ultimately pick the final two. Alth...Jump to post
Today (April 11) the public voting for the two 757 'her-art-here' designs is to commence. As the artwork is to use the United branding palette as well as the livery on the tail, I find it a little off that the voting would be conducted without an understanding of what the 'evolved' livery is to be. ...Jump to post
Considering UA has recently changed the formerly seasonal SFO-MUC to year-round service, it makes sense that SFO-AMS will become seasonal. More connectivity at MUC with LH indicates MUC can be viable year-round.Jump to post
I'm assuming most of the 700 being cut out of PHX will be forced/surplussed to LAX?
Hard to imagine that many hundreds of PHX crew will just voluntarily transfer to LAX.
Is it just me, or is this completely different looking than the ones revealed last week? https://i.postimg.cc/JhWrCwhT/1-B9-CF353-E9-A1-47-C6-923-A-015-FE1-EADE2-A.jpg The initial (current) wear test is for fabric quality, fit and functionality. The proposed colors are not being tested at this time...Jump to post
Given the information shared thus far in this thread, it would seem we could also expect to see the Max-9 operate out of LIH to both SFO and LAX. The runways at LIH are about 500 feet shorter than OGG (6500ft versus 6995 ft) and the distance between LIH-LAX versus OGG-LAX is about 130 miles greater....Jump to post
772: N788UA per FlightAware sked to exit XMN ferry to HKG 2731/13Jun, can't see seat map yet - Polaris? PE? N798UA per FlightAware sked test hop 2698/13Jun at XMN - Polaris? PE? N788UA - Polaris only as far as I have heard. You must have meant N796UA, not N798UA. I have heard she has Polaris and Pr...Jump to post
Before the merger, UA had clear standards for hair and in fact had a glossy color booklet delineating what was and wasn't acceptable styles. These standards were 'relaxed' upon the merger and the perception among some of the pre-merger UA crew was this relaxation was an accommodation for the 'large ...Jump to post
Also, the Hotel iron point is moot. Pretty much always, crews get free dry cleaning/steam pressing from Hotels they stay at. It’s usually set up in the contracts they have at the hotels. Most are just too lazy to take advantage of it and/or make the extra trip down to the lobby, after changing, to ...Jump to post
UALFAson wrote:Very interesting strategy to release this news on a Friday afternoon/evening, which means they assume there's going to be fallout, which they're trying to minimize.
Yes, pre-PA pacific route purchase, The daily ORD-NRT direct service (6xweekly via SEA & 1xweekly via PDX) was on 747-200... Offhand guess: UA had no 747-200s before 1986. In fact they only got two in 1987, before the ex QF arrived in 1990/91. Were they ordered to replace the DC-10-30ERs on the...Jump to post
Also, I am almost positive there was Flight Attendant crew rest seating on the MV, two sets of two seats at rows 10 and 11, replacing the Connoisseur seat at 10A and possible the closet behind it. When the MV operated in domestic markets, these seats were sold as economy seats but received the Conn...Jump to post
Here is a link to the seating chart for the 767-222MT: http://www.departedflights.com/UA767domestic1094.html Note the single seats at row 10 and 11 in what was for a long time branded as 'Connoisseur Class'. They were quite popular with the most frequent flyers of the day despite their location adja...Jump to post
Cost, cost and cost. UA would love to move on to a new C/D and expand operations but the costs at IAD are very high, without the new C/D even being built. Cost has been no deterrent to all the international carriers that have started service at IAD in the last few years. UA has added service as wel...Jump to post
Cost, cost and cost. UA would love to move on to a new C/D and expand operations but the costs at IAD are very high, without the new C/D even being built. As UA is trying to grow the domestic operation, with limited new aircraft it is more attractive to focus that growth at the other hubs first, giv...Jump to post
772 - 50-24-46-165
773 - 60-24-62-204
781 - 44-21-54-199
76L - 46-22-47-52
One can speculate where this configuration will be deployed. Could it also be used for sports charters? Very curious to see what is planned...