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by mmahpeel
Wed Apr 14, 2021 6:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet, Network, and Discussion Thread - Q2 2021
Replies: 451
Views: 72191

Re: United Fleet, Network, and Discussion Thread - Q2 2021

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...

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by mmahpeel
Wed Apr 14, 2021 5:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet, Network, and Discussion Thread - Q2 2021
Replies: 451
Views: 72191

Re: United Fleet, Network, and Discussion Thread - Q2 2021

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...

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by mmahpeel
Thu Apr 08, 2021 9:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet, Network, and Discussion Thread - Q2 2021
Replies: 451
Views: 72191

Re: United Fleet, Network, and Discussion Thread - Q2 2021

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...

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by mmahpeel
Sun Apr 04, 2021 5:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet, Network, and Discussion Thread - Q2 2021
Replies: 451
Views: 72191

Re: United Fleet, Network, and Discussion Thread - Q2 2021

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...

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by mmahpeel
Mon Feb 22, 2021 1:19 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA328 engine explosion at DEN
Replies: 600
Views: 107512

Re: UA328 engine explosion at DEN

About how long does the inspection of the engines/fan blades take?

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by mmahpeel
Fri Dec 18, 2020 9:28 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Toxic fumes
Replies: 8
Views: 2035

Re: Toxic fumes

https://archive.seattletimes.com/archiv ... ug=2967560
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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

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by mmahpeel
Sun Dec 13, 2020 6:38 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA254 - 12Dec - anyone got the scoop?
Replies: 4
Views: 3327

AA254 - 12Dec - anyone got the scoop?

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?

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by mmahpeel
Tue Sep 08, 2020 9:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet, Network, & Livery Thread - 2020
Replies: 4716
Views: 740798

Re: United New Route Announcement 9/9/2020

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.

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by mmahpeel
Sat Jun 06, 2020 11:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA will close FA bases in NRT, HKG, FRA
Replies: 149
Views: 27510

Re: UA will close FA bases in NRT, HKG, FRA

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...

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by mmahpeel
Sat Jun 06, 2020 12:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA will close FA bases in NRT, HKG, FRA
Replies: 149
Views: 27510

Re: UA will close FA bases in NRT, HKG, FRA

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...

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by mmahpeel
Fri Jun 05, 2020 11:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA will close FA bases in NRT, HKG, FRA
Replies: 149
Views: 27510

Re: UA will close FA bases in NRT, HKG, FRA

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. ...

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by mmahpeel
Fri Jun 05, 2020 10:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA will close FA bases in NRT, HKG, FRA
Replies: 149
Views: 27510

Re: UA will close FA bases in NRT, HKG, FRA

lesfalls wrote:
How many are U.S nationals, Locals and foreign nationals (who transferred there of course)?


I don't know precisely, but certainly a majority do not have green cards or equivalent (citizenship etc) to enable working in the US.

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by mmahpeel
Fri Jun 05, 2020 9:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA will close FA bases in NRT, HKG, FRA
Replies: 149
Views: 27510

Re: UA will close FA bases in NRT, HKG, FRA

CALMSP wrote:
what are the totals for the support staff that operate these bases?


Not sure precisely but I believe somewhere between 5-10 management/admin for each of these base locations.

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by mmahpeel
Fri Jun 05, 2020 9:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA will close FA bases in NRT, HKG, FRA
Replies: 149
Views: 27510

Re: UA will close FA bases in NRT, HKG, FRA

Current FA populations for these base locations:

FRA - 229
HKG - 320
NRT - 364

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by mmahpeel
Sun May 17, 2020 8:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Virtual tour of UA 727-022
Replies: 73
Views: 8960

Re: Virtual tour of UA 727-022

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 ...

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by mmahpeel
Sun May 17, 2020 8:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Virtual tour of UA 727-022
Replies: 73
Views: 8960

Re: Virtual tour of UA 727-022

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...

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by mmahpeel
Sun May 17, 2020 6:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 777 - 25 years in commercial service
Replies: 147
Views: 14646

Re: 777 - 25 years in commercial service

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...

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by mmahpeel
Sun May 17, 2020 5:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Virtual tour of UA 727-022
Replies: 73
Views: 8960

Re: Virtual tour of UA 727-022

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...

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by mmahpeel
Sun May 17, 2020 5:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Virtual tour of UA 727-022
Replies: 73
Views: 8960

Re: Virtual tour of UA 727-022

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-...

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by mmahpeel
Sun May 17, 2020 5:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Virtual tour of UA 727-022
Replies: 73
Views: 8960

Re: Virtual tour of UA 727-022

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...

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by mmahpeel
Fri May 15, 2020 5:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Virtual tour of UA 727-022
Replies: 73
Views: 8960

Re: Virtual tour of UA 727-022

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 ...

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by mmahpeel
Tue Mar 24, 2020 7:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA 324 Diversion
Replies: 5
Views: 2005

Re: UA 324 Diversion

Diverted on 23 Mar due to bad weather at MSO - ended up waiting it out in GEG and operating to MSO later in the evening.

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by mmahpeel
Thu Mar 12, 2020 4:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet, Network, & Livery Thread - 2020
Replies: 4716
Views: 740798

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

The full town hall is now up on flyingtogether.

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by mmahpeel
Mon Feb 17, 2020 2:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Time for UA to step up?
Replies: 241
Views: 30342

Re: Time for UA to step up?

tphuang wrote:

It won't be along until AS start expanding at SFO again. They will have all of T-2 to themselves + whatever AA flies + a host of OW airlines to SFO.


UA is planning to take some gates at SFO T2 once AA vacates.

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by mmahpeel
Wed Jan 22, 2020 1:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet, Network, & Livery Thread - 2020
Replies: 4716
Views: 740798

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

fun2fly wrote:

At the end of 2020, UA will not have any widebody aircraft on order.



A350 ?

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by mmahpeel
Thu Jan 16, 2020 4:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet, Network, & Livery Thread - 2020
Replies: 4716
Views: 740798

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

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...

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by mmahpeel
Thu Jan 16, 2020 3:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet, Network, & Livery Thread - 2020
Replies: 4716
Views: 740798

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

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...

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by mmahpeel
Wed Sep 18, 2019 2:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: San Francisco Bay Area Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 76
Views: 11886

Re: San Francisco Bay Area Aviation Thread - 2019

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...

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by mmahpeel
Mon Sep 02, 2019 7:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Japan allocates Haneda international slots to 9 nations
Replies: 402
Views: 98584

Re: Updated: Japan allocates Haneda international slots to 9 nations

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...

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by mmahpeel
Mon Sep 02, 2019 4:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Japan allocates Haneda international slots to 9 nations
Replies: 402
Views: 98584

Re: Updated: Japan allocates Haneda international slots to 9 nations

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...

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by mmahpeel
Wed Jul 17, 2019 2:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet/Network Thread - 2019
Replies: 3546
Views: 727188

Re: United Fleet/Network Thread - 2019

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...

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by mmahpeel
Tue Jul 16, 2019 4:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet/Network Thread - 2019
Replies: 3546
Views: 727188

Re: United Fleet/Network Thread - 2019

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...

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by mmahpeel
Fri Jul 05, 2019 1:57 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: United 738 Designations
Replies: 15
Views: 3174

Re: United 738 Designations

RyanairGuru wrote:
IWMBH wrote:
Maybe some airplanes have the continental customercode?




All 800s were delivered pre-merger



Wrong. #530 to 542 were all delivered post merger, the bulk of which in 2016-2017.

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by mmahpeel
Thu Apr 11, 2019 5:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Airlines "Evolution" to Globe Livery released
Replies: 1797
Views: 391927

Re: United Airlines "Evolution" to Globe Livery coming in April

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...

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by mmahpeel
Thu Apr 11, 2019 4:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Airlines "Evolution" to Globe Livery released
Replies: 1797
Views: 391927

Re: United Airlines "Evolution" to Globe Livery coming in April

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. ...

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by mmahpeel
Sun Mar 17, 2019 4:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: OAG Changes 3/17/2019: NK Closes CAP;UA Suspends SFO-AMS
Replies: 100
Views: 15847

Re: OAG Changes 3/17/2019: NK Closes CAP;UA Suspends SFO-AMS

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.

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by mmahpeel
Wed Feb 13, 2019 8:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA resize FA crew bases - grow DFW + LAX, shrink PHX + STL
Replies: 62
Views: 12052

Re: AA resize FA crew bases - grow DFW + LAX, shrink PHX + STL

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.

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by mmahpeel
Sun Jan 27, 2019 11:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: First Look: United reveals new uniforms
Replies: 155
Views: 23857

Re: First Look: United reveals new uniforms

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...

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by mmahpeel
Tue Oct 02, 2018 4:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA 737-9MAX on the Hawaii (OGG) - Mainland: Any Updates?
Replies: 28
Views: 4721

Re: UA 737-9MAX on the Hawaii (OGG) - Mainland: Any Updates?

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....

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by mmahpeel
Wed Aug 29, 2018 8:56 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: 3 New routes for UA
Replies: 50
Views: 5777

Re: 3 New routes for UA

codc10 wrote:
#1 SFO-AMS
#2 EWR-NAP
#3 EWR-PRG



Yep it is surely these three routes.

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by mmahpeel
Sun Jun 10, 2018 9:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet Upgrade Status - 2018
Replies: 2603
Views: 385392

Re: United Fleet Upgrade Status - 2018

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...

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by mmahpeel
Mon May 21, 2018 6:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA tells FAs to stop Sloppy Grooming
Replies: 168
Views: 20901

Re: UA tells FAs to stop Sloppy Grooming

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 ...

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by mmahpeel
Mon May 21, 2018 6:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA tells FAs to stop Sloppy Grooming
Replies: 168
Views: 20901

Re: UA tells FAs to stop Sloppy Grooming

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 ...

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by mmahpeel
Sat May 12, 2018 12:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA East Coast network changes
Replies: 92
Views: 15908

Re: Rumor: UA cutting EWR-BDL/BWI/DSM and while expanding domestic service

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.



Not really. It is timed with UA's traditionally (and weekly) Friday PM schedule loads into SHARES etc.

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by mmahpeel
Sat Apr 28, 2018 2:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United DC-10 International Routes?
Replies: 37
Views: 6212

Re: United DC-10 International Routes?

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...

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by mmahpeel
Thu Apr 26, 2018 4:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Did UA ever have their own 767-200ERs?
Replies: 27
Views: 6852

Re: Did UA ever have their own 767-200ERs?

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...

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by mmahpeel
Thu Apr 26, 2018 3:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Did UA ever have their own 767-200ERs?
Replies: 27
Views: 6852

Re: Did UA ever have their own 767-200ERs?

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...

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by mmahpeel
Fri Apr 20, 2018 3:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United's Plans for Dulles
Replies: 72
Views: 8953

Re: United's Plans for Dulles

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...

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by mmahpeel
Fri Apr 20, 2018 2:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United's Plans for Dulles
Replies: 72
Views: 8953

Re: United's Plans for Dulles

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...

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by mmahpeel
Fri Apr 13, 2018 6:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet Upgrade Status - 2018
Replies: 2603
Views: 385392

Re: United Fleet Upgrade Status - 2018

Polaris/PremiumPlus/EconomyPlus/Economy breadowns:

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...

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