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by mmahpeel
Thu May 26, 2022 1:45 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Airlines Fleet Thread - 2022
Replies: 1418
Views: 355146

Re: United Airlines Fleet Thread - 2022

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?



To you, perhaps all the 777ERs are 'E' but Internally at UA these specific 4 are coded as either the 77O or 77Q configuration, and the PW international 777s are coded as 77N or 77U.

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by mmahpeel
Tue May 17, 2022 5:29 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: GOL crew robbed at gun point at hotel in Brazil
Replies: 27
Views: 6995

Re: GOL crew robbed at gun point at hotel in Brazil

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.

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by mmahpeel
Sun May 08, 2022 3:48 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Airlines Network Thread - 2022
Replies: 1369
Views: 347143

Re: United Airlines Network Thread - 2022

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...

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by mmahpeel
Sat May 07, 2022 5:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Airlines Network Thread - 2022
Replies: 1369
Views: 347143

Re: United Airlines Network Thread - 2022

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 ...

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by mmahpeel
Thu Feb 24, 2022 5:18 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United London Base Recruitment? (Flight Attendants)
Replies: 5
Views: 2697

Re: United London Base Recruitment? (Flight Attendants)

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...

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by mmahpeel
Wed Jan 05, 2022 8:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: San Francisco Bay Area Aviation Thread - 2022
Replies: 41
Views: 7093

Re: San Francisco Bay Area Aviation Thread - 2022

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 ...

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by mmahpeel
Sat Oct 30, 2021 5:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: San Francisco Bay Area Aviation Thread - 2021
Replies: 120
Views: 18478

Re: San Francisco Bay Area Aviation Thread - 2021

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...

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by mmahpeel
Fri Oct 15, 2021 3:45 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest Fleet/Network Thread - 2021
Replies: 3308
Views: 518621

Re: Southwest Fleet/Network Thread - 2021

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.

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by mmahpeel
Thu Oct 14, 2021 4:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet, Network, and Discussion Thread - Q4 2021
Replies: 1586
Views: 286949

Re: Confirmed: New United international routes 10/14

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. ...

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by mmahpeel
Mon Sep 20, 2021 10:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: San Francisco Bay Area Aviation Thread - 2021
Replies: 120
Views: 18478

Re: San Francisco Bay Area Aviation Thread - 2021

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...

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by mmahpeel
Tue Aug 17, 2021 5:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Hawaiian Aviation Thread - 2021
Replies: 155
Views: 27370

Re: Hawaiian Aviation Thread - 2021

[/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 ...

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by mmahpeel
Fri Jul 30, 2021 5:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet, Network, and Discussion Thread - Q3 2021
Replies: 1313
Views: 305503

Re: United Fleet, Network, and Discussion Thread - Q3 2021

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 ...

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by mmahpeel
Thu Jul 29, 2021 7:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Chicago Aviation Thread - 2021
Replies: 939
Views: 188040

Re: Chicago Aviation Thread - 2021

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...

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by mmahpeel
Mon Jun 14, 2021 11:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet, Network, and Discussion Thread - Q2 2021
Replies: 1568
Views: 345089

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

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.....

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by mmahpeel
Fri May 28, 2021 8:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Hawaiian Air shutting down Ohana
Replies: 26
Views: 8667

Re: Hawaiian Air shutting down Ohana

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 ...

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by mmahpeel
Thu May 13, 2021 5:36 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet, Network, and Discussion Thread - Q2 2021
Replies: 1568
Views: 345089

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

SFO-MUC starts June 5, on Sat/Mon/Wed.

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by mmahpeel
Mon May 03, 2021 3:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet, Network, and Discussion Thread - Q2 2021
Replies: 1568
Views: 345089

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

For July - the Hawaii schedule for sale currently is still the placeholder schedule.

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by mmahpeel
Mon Apr 26, 2021 10:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Significant fisticuffs at D-12 at MIA on 2021-04-25
Replies: 40
Views: 9395

Re: Significant fisticuffs at D-12 at MIA on 2021-04-25

It is reported these passengers were on standby - anyone know if they were revenue or non-rev?

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by mmahpeel
Sat Apr 24, 2021 6:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet, Network, and Discussion Thread - Q2 2021
Replies: 1568
Views: 345089

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

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 ...

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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: 1568
Views: 345089

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: 1568
Views: 345089

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: 1568
Views: 345089

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: 1568
Views: 345089

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: 607
Views: 116531

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: 2246

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: 3505

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: 4707
Views: 761521

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: 28891

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: 28891

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: 28891

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: 28891

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: 28891

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: 28891

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: 9487

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: 9487

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: 15419

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: 9487

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: 9487

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: 9487

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: 9487

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: 2075

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: 4707
Views: 761521

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: 31160

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: 4707
Views: 761521

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: 4707
Views: 761521

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: 4707
Views: 761521

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: 12552

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: 103078

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: 103078

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: 755754

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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