Delta said they'd retire their 717s by Dec 2025. Hawaiian said they'd keep their 717s until at least 2025.
Doesn't that point to the 717s demise 2025 or thereafter? Maybe Hawaiian will have some opportunity to operate post-2025 utilizing parts scavenged from the Delta aircraft?
Perhaps rather than giving tax breaks and deferrals when the Federal Government is encouraged to implement higher taxes for social programs they should also look at implementing a US equivalent to RLI, one cannot ignore the impact of the ability to secure low interest loans to start clean sheet des...Jump to post
Boeing needs a lot of things. However, I think the thing that would get them ~75% of the way there is this: Leadership willing to invest in the long term, and not beholden to the stock price, or the quarterly earnings. I think a lot of the things that currently bedevil Boeing can be traced to those ...Jump to post
I don't follow some of this stuff as closely as others. But my gut says that, if it's being announced in the public media (Seattle Times, etc) that Boeing is "considering" moving all 787 work to Charleston, then that means it's a done deal.Jump to post
Edit: I can't seem to get the photo to upload. But looking at flights on FlightRadar 24, a CRJ came up as a "Mitsubishi CRJ."
Amazing to watch as Bombardier finalizes their exit from the Regional Jet market, where they once dominated. At the risk of thread drift, can anyone point me to how Bombardier fell so far so fast? I know the C Series took much more time and capital than originally planned, but certainly that can't b...Jump to post
Congratulations to Dominic Gates and the Seattle Times team! Well deserved award. If you haven't read any of the stuff from the Seattle Times, I recommend taking a look. It's hard to describe how well they do their reporting. The articles have enough detail to keep an av-geek like myself interested,...Jump to post
According to the United Fleet, Network, & Livery Thread thread, there are almost 40 United aircraft parked at ORD, with at least a dozen 777s. https://www.airliners.net/forum/viewtopic.php?f=3&t=1437915 Can anyone advise, is there anyplace to see all these aircraft from the roads around O'Ha...Jump to post
As far as I can tell, it seems like Aerion is essentially a passion project of billionaire owner Robert Bass.
I hope they make it off the ground, and make a go of it. But wondering if it's just going to sputter along until Bass loses interest or runs out of money.
PSAatSAN4Ever wrote:And thank you to all the posters who have added to this topic. A nice diversion from the routine of quarantine...
Aren't a lot of those Pacific islands served via UAs Island Hopper service? Also, isn't that service subsidized via the Essential Air Service program, or some other form of government subsidy?Jump to post
I'm a Chicagoan who likes to ski, so I try to make it out West a couple times each winter. Had never been to Lake Tahoe, so decided to give it a shot this year. Flying United, it seemed like a direct flight was going to be a red-eye (or close to it). So, on the way there, we connected through Denver...Jump to post
Yup, not so so much "pining for the old days of the great 757," as I know there is already too much of that out there (some deserved, most not). More speculating on the fact that, a couple short years after getting rid of all those P&W 757-200s (some younger than the current 757/767 fl...Jump to post
Obviously, this would have allowed United to better weather the MAX grounding. That doesn't logically follow, unless you're arguing they'd just have an extra 40 jets sitting around not flying, waiting for some unanticipated grounding. I guess I'm mostly focused on the fact that UA sold/parked/scrap...Jump to post
In each of those cases (Boston, San Diego, SFO), isn't there already nearby airports that would be candidates for expansion, rather than a whole new airport? This article outlines some options for replacing Boston's Logan Airport.... https://medium.com/@ethanfinlan/finding-logan-airports-replacement...Jump to post
How would things have been different, assuming United decided to hang onto at least 40 of those aircraft? They did exactly that. They got 40 or so 752's from Continental. That's right, however what if they had kept another 40 or so of the legacy-United 757s? Instead of selling them off to FedEx?Jump to post
Assuming Airfleets.net is correct, legacy United had about 100 P&W powered 757-200s, most delivered between 1989 and 1993. After the merger, the majority of these aircraft were disposed of from around 2010-2014, with about 40 getting parked in the desert, and 40 getting sold to FedEx to be conve...Jump to post
Apologies is this has been addressed before, I searched and didn’t find anything. Assuming Airfleets.net is correct, legacy United had about 100 P&W powered 757-200s, most delivered between 1989 and 1993. After the merger, the majority of these aircraft were disposed of from around 2010-2014, wi...Jump to post
Think of it like your car......... Was more wondering along the lines of why UA chose those two airframes to retire first, when they are several A320s in their fleet that are older. Was there something particularly bad about those two frames? Or perhaps did UA just decide they weren't going to do h...Jump to post
jayunited wrote:but some Airbuses were in worst shape than others.
Saw this in the United Fleet/Network Thread, and thought it worthy of highlighting. At the beginning of the month, United sent two A320s to the boneyard in Goodyear AZ. These were both early 1996 airframes (23 years old). While United has been adding to their A319/A320 fleet in recent years via used...Jump to post
The 2 lines at HOU will go away once HOU is closed and everything is moved over to IAH in early 2020. Are the check lines at Houston Hobby really going away? My understanding is that there have been rumors of UA pulling their facilities out of Hobby for 20+ years. Is it finally really going to happ...Jump to post