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by Tkt96
Sat Jan 09, 2021 7:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA Plans to Return to JFK in 2021
Replies: 575
Views: 96841

Re: UA Plans to Return to JFK in 2021

klwright69 wrote:
How are bookings for these JFK flights. It's 3 weeks out.


A 3 row SUV or Minivan would be a suitable equipment sub to LAX right now.

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by Tkt96
Sat Nov 21, 2020 4:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Was the B787-8 a mistake?
Replies: 123
Views: 18238

Re: Was the B787-8 a mistake?

I don’t think there is much room for flexibility there. I believe the distance between the front door and any overwing exit Boeing could add is greater than regulations allow, ditto between the rear exits and any over wing exits. So Boeing would still need the current L/R 2 and 3 exits. The A332 ha...

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by Tkt96
Sat Nov 21, 2020 2:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Was the B787-8 a mistake?
Replies: 123
Views: 18238

Re: Was the B787-8 a mistake?

Boeing needs to do a "Cabin Flex" on the 787-8 like airbus did on the 321 and reconfigure/remove some doors. 8 main cabin doors eats up way to much floor space on a plane as small as the -8 in low density configurations that legacy airlines use. Just seems like there could be some optimiza...

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by Tkt96
Thu Oct 22, 2020 12:27 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet, Network, & Livery Thread - 2020
Replies: 4716
Views: 736105

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

More pilot update info... "The information contained in this publication may be confidential. Any unauthorized use, dissemination or copying of this message is prohibited." Remember when they used to publish the fleet allocation chart...and now they don't because people shared it online ev...

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by Tkt96
Wed May 06, 2020 4:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: TSA Screening Numbers - Charts and Comparisons
Replies: 376
Views: 56384

Re: TSA Screening Numbers - Charts and Comparisons

Any chance you can change the "change vs previous day" column to "Change vs same day in previous week"? Friday vs last Friday....Saturday vs last Saturday. That would seem to show better information.

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by Tkt96
Sun Feb 09, 2020 11:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: British Airways interested in flying US Domestic Routes
Replies: 159
Views: 21985

Re: British Airways interested in flying US Domestic Routes

considering this administration is about its people first, there's no way this would ever happen. Thank you for the laugh! I can just picture someone struggling to keep a straight face as they try to finish that statement. In all honesty if England approved some tax incentives for a Trump golf cour...

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by Tkt96
Wed May 22, 2019 2:03 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Is UA the only US carrier to serve both the DC and NY market?
Replies: 7
Views: 2063

Re: Is UA the only US carrier to serve both the DC and NY market?

If you change "internationally" to Europe, South America, and Asia then yes United is the only one.

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by Tkt96
Sun Feb 24, 2019 10:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Atlas Air 3591 Down in Trinity Bay, Texas
Replies: 1923
Views: 455312

Re: Atlas Air 3591 Down in Trinity Bay, Texas

Here is a video of the Atlas Air jet shortly before it crashed. It is a very short clip but nothing looks out of the ordinary to me. Does anyone else spot anything odd? https://www.dailymail.co.uk/video/news/video-1869258/Video-Bystander-captures-moment-Boeing-767-cargo-plane-starts-crash.html The ...

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by Tkt96
Wed Jan 16, 2019 12:53 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet/Network Thread - 2019
Replies: 3546
Views: 721876

Re: United Fleet/Network Thread - 2019

Adding four more 77W's is a big deal. The economics must be very good (performance + purchase price) to elect these vs. more 787's and/or wait until the A359's. Either way, UA has 10 widebody aircraft coming online in 2019 + what looks to be like that many again in 2020 with 787's. It should make f...

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by Tkt96
Tue Jan 15, 2019 9:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet/Network Thread - 2019
Replies: 3546
Views: 721876

Re: United Fleet/Network Thread - 2019

Q4 earnings shows December 2018 new aircraft orders...
777-300 (+4)
737 MAX (+24)

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by Tkt96
Mon Oct 08, 2018 3:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet Upgrade Status - 2018
Replies: 2603
Views: 384047

Re: United Fleet Upgrade Status - 2018

I’ve heard ExpressJet may be getting something new in the not too distant future... Won’t say more than that as it’s mere hearsay atm. :crossfingers: Well the contract the pilots just signed guaranteed at least 25 Emb-175s....so I'm guessing that. That is not correct. There was language in the init...

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by Tkt96
Wed Sep 05, 2018 3:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet Upgrade Status - 2018
Replies: 2603
Views: 384047

Re: United Fleet Upgrade Status - 2018

Doesn't it look like the E2 is a dead duck due to scope clauses? Wiki says. E175E2 is too heavy for scope clause and the extra row vs. E175 pushes it over 76 seats. E195E2, does it have too many seats to be part of scope clause that would allow added 76 seaters? E190E2 might be the only aircraft if...

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by Tkt96
Tue Aug 14, 2018 4:23 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Three pilots on JFK-EDI: Do airlines have relief pilots on 6 hour flights?
Replies: 53
Views: 5624

Re: Three pilots on JFK-EDI: Do airlines have relief pilots on 6 hour flights?

Have you thought about crew training? Crew training on an unaugmented flight is 2 pilots. Check airmen and trainee. Crew training on an augmented flight would be 4 pilots since the pilot getting training wouldn't be able to be in the cockpit alone with the relief pilot while the check airmen is on ...

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by Tkt96
Tue Aug 14, 2018 2:17 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Three pilots on JFK-EDI: Do airlines have relief pilots on 6 hour flights?
Replies: 53
Views: 5624

Re: Three pilots on JFK-EDI: Do airlines have relief pilots on 6 hour flights?

Usually over 8 hours requires 3 pilots...the problem with these return flights is they leave so early that the on duty period is very restricted due to the crew still being on he N.Y. eastern US time zone. Some of these UK return flights might be under 8 hours but still not be legal for 2 pilots be...

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by Tkt96
Tue Aug 14, 2018 1:32 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Three pilots on JFK-EDI: Do airlines have relief pilots on 6 hour flights?
Replies: 53
Views: 5624

Re: Three pilots on JFK-EDI: Do airlines have relief pilots on 6 hour flights?

Have you thought about crew training? Crew training on an unaugmented flight is 2 pilots. Check airmen and trainee. Crew training on an augmented flight would be 4 pilots since the pilot getting training wouldn't be able to be in the cockpit alone with the relief pilot while the check airmen is on ...

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by Tkt96
Tue Aug 14, 2018 1:02 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Three pilots on JFK-EDI: Do airlines have relief pilots on 6 hour flights?
Replies: 53
Views: 5624

Re: Three pilots on JFK-EDI: Do airlines have relief pilots on 6 hour flights?

I heard that AF (which has powerful unions as everyone knows) has more relief pilots per long haul flight than required. Can anyone confirm? There are lots of situations that on paper don't require a relief pilot. That doesn't mean it's smart. Honestly is it really a good idea to depart at 10pm for...

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by Tkt96
Tue Aug 14, 2018 12:51 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Three pilots on JFK-EDI: Do airlines have relief pilots on 6 hour flights?
Replies: 53
Views: 5624

Re: Three pilots on JFK-EDI: Do airlines have relief pilots on 6 hour flights?

Seems quite silly. In my airline we do 8 hour flights just two pilots. Most short haul pilots have longer working days, easily working up to 12 hours nonstop pretty much, doing multiple legs. I definitely prefer flying long haul to short haul myself. But the short haul pilots are acclimated to the ...

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by Tkt96
Tue Aug 14, 2018 12:38 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Three pilots on JFK-EDI: Do airlines have relief pilots on 6 hour flights?
Replies: 53
Views: 5624

Re: Three pilots on JFK-EDI: Do airlines have relief pilots on 6 hour flights?

Usually over 8 hours requires 3 pilots...the problem with these return flights is they leave so early that the on duty period is very restricted due to the crew still being on he N.Y. eastern US time zone. Some of these UK return flights might be under 8 hours but still not be legal for 2 pilots bec...

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by Tkt96
Tue Aug 14, 2018 12:06 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Three pilots on JFK-EDI: Do airlines have relief pilots on 6 hour flights?
Replies: 53
Views: 5624

Re: Three pilots on JFK-EDI: Do airlines have relief pilots on 6 hour flights?

No they wouldnt do a 13 hour Europe turn. The pilots probably already left...chances are they stay at a different hotel than the FA's and took seperate transportation.

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by Tkt96
Tue Aug 14, 2018 11:47 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Three pilots on JFK-EDI: Do airlines have relief pilots on 6 hour flights?
Replies: 53
Views: 5624

Re: Three pilots on JFK-EDI: Do airlines have relief pilots on 6 hour flights?

The return flight is most certainly longer than the eastbound flight. Plus, depending on how early the return flight departs using the crews "body clock" which would still be on Eastern Time in the US, FAR 117 could required 3 pilots.

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by Tkt96
Wed Aug 08, 2018 4:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Unverified: Another pilot fails alcohol limit at GLA.
Replies: 12
Views: 3369

Re: Unverified: Another pilot fails alcohol limit at GLA.

Pilots must have PASSED all testing from local police because the same crew flew the flight back today.

Looks more like a mistake from overzealous security.

Probably took a delay and ran out of duty time yesterday.

Sadly a retraction or apology will never make the front page of the newspaper

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by Tkt96
Mon Jul 30, 2018 2:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet Upgrade Status - 2018
Replies: 2603
Views: 384047

Re: United Fleet Upgrade Status - 2018

The pilots want to capture that flying because until they do there is always the risk a court will give it away in a bankruptcy or it will somehow slip away. As we all know with 70/76 seaters, once that flying is gone, it's gone forever and will not return to mainline. After 15 years of being beaten...

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by Tkt96
Fri Jul 27, 2018 6:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet Upgrade Status - 2018
Replies: 2603
Views: 384047

Re: United Fleet Upgrade Status - 2018

They’re not going to budge on scope nor should they. Adding used 737s or A319s is not equal to adding brand new 100 seaters to really bring back mainline flying lost from 2004-2009. The language is quite clear. If they want more 76 seaters they need to add a 100 seater mainline in order to ensure t...

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by Tkt96
Mon Jul 16, 2018 1:25 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: KL807 TPE-MNL wrong taxiway - could not exit runway (6/10/2018)
Replies: 21
Views: 6992

Re: KL807 TPE-MNL wrong taxiway - could not exit runway (6/10/2018)

I understand this was quite an inconvience but pilots are after all human. I would assume most commercial pilots make a mistake as small as turning on to a wrong taxi way at least once in their careers no? I've seen planes go down the wrong taxi way and do u turns spotting etc every once in awhile....

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by Tkt96
Tue Jul 03, 2018 9:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet Upgrade Status - 2018
Replies: 2603
Views: 384047

Re: United Fleet Upgrade Status - 2018

I’m trying to find my way from EWR to Geneva, round trip, I would love to find a routing that puts me on a Polaris 767-300 some how. I’m willing to connect anywhere- anyone know how I can find a trip over the pond in one? I’ve been checking everything on UA.com but can’t find one. Any help would be...

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by Tkt96
Thu Jun 28, 2018 8:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta ejects passengers over airplane mode spat
Replies: 177
Views: 17731

Re: Delta ejects passengers over airplane mode spat

Cellphones are not an issue for airplanes. I'll relay a short little story. I have a very good friend who flies for a regional United Express affiliate, and one day a few months ago, his phone butt dialed me. I heard some chatter and was able to hear some conversation pretty clearly that sounded li...

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by Tkt96
Thu Jun 28, 2018 8:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta ejects passengers over airplane mode spat
Replies: 177
Views: 17731

Re: Delta ejects passengers over airplane mode spat

Cellphones are not an issue for airplanes. I'll relay a short little story. I have a very good friend who flies for a regional United Express affiliate, and one day a few months ago, his phone butt dialed me. I heard some chatter and was able to hear some conversation pretty clearly that sounded li...

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by Tkt96
Thu Jun 28, 2018 3:47 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: 787-8 too many doors...why no overwing exits?
Replies: 6
Views: 3313

787-8 too many doors...why no overwing exits?

How hard was it for Airbus to remove doors 2L/2R from the 321ACF and get it certified? With the premium/low density cabins some airlines have aren't all those doors a massive waste of floor space? Could the 787-8 work with 4 overwing exits and 4 doors (2 forward and 2 aft)? Similar to some of the 76...

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by Tkt96
Wed Jun 27, 2018 5:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet Upgrade Status - 2018
Replies: 2603
Views: 384047

Re: United Fleet Upgrade Status - 2018

DL757NYC wrote:
Why did United get rid of the 757 with PW engines. Many of them had life left in them. Fed Ex took them right away.


Because Jeff Simsek is a F***ing moron.

That answer also applies to many other questions you might have.

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by Tkt96
Wed Mar 07, 2018 9:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airline traffic rights: JetBlue targets United's silence over partner Air China’s fifth freedom over PEK-IAH-PTY route
Replies: 66
Views: 9724

Re: Airline traffic rights: JetBlue targets United's silence over partner Air China’s fifth freedom over PEK-IAH-PTY rou

The US3 have an entire world of 5th freedoms available to them to exploit yet choose not to. In fact look in Asia where DL and UA have abandoned a lot of their longstanding 5ths.[/quote] They "choose not to" because a publicly traded airline that has to turn a profit and is financially res...

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by Tkt96
Wed Mar 07, 2018 7:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airline traffic rights: JetBlue targets United's silence over partner Air China’s fifth freedom over PEK-IAH-PTY route
Replies: 66
Views: 9724

Re: Airline traffic rights: JetBlue targets United's silence over partner Air China’s fifth freedom over PEK-IAH-PTY rou

These are completely different scenarios aren't they? 1) air China is flying pax originating in China to houston...dropping some off...then continuing to Panama to drop the rest off. They don't pick up passengers traveling from houston to panama...only houston to china with a "tech" stop ...

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by Tkt96
Wed Mar 07, 2018 7:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airline traffic rights: JetBlue targets United's silence over partner Air China’s fifth freedom over PEK-IAH-PTY route
Replies: 66
Views: 9724

Re: Airline traffic rights: JetBlue targets United's silence over partner Air China’s fifth freedom over PEK-IAH-PTY rou

Fifth Freedom implies the right to transport between the intermediate stops. Meaning CA could sell IAH-PTY tickets.[/quote]

Wow I'm shocked this was approved...not just a tag on flight.

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by Tkt96
Wed Mar 07, 2018 5:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airline traffic rights: JetBlue targets United's silence over partner Air China’s fifth freedom over PEK-IAH-PTY route
Replies: 66
Views: 9724

Re: Airline traffic rights: JetBlue targets United's silence over partner Air China’s fifth freedom over PEK-IAH-PTY rou

These are completely different scenarios aren't they? 1) air China is flying pax originating in China to houston...dropping some off...then continuing to Panama to drop the rest off. They don't pick up passengers traveling from houston to panama...only houston to china with a "tech" stop i...

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by Tkt96
Wed Mar 07, 2018 4:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA 'very seriously' looking at CSeries and E2, as well as MAX 7 and A319neo
Replies: 49
Views: 10585

Re: UA 'very seriously' looking at CSeries and E2

I'm looking at the most current contract in content locker dated Nov 2017. Page 21 doesn't specify E1 or E2. Where are you seeing this "E190" and "E195" were exactly the terms used back then. And it's still on the contract today, unchanged. It meant E1 back then. And it still me...

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by Tkt96
Wed Mar 07, 2018 3:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA 'very seriously' looking at CSeries and E2, as well as MAX 7 and A319neo
Replies: 49
Views: 10585

Re: UA 'very seriously' looking at CSeries and E2

ExMilitaryEng wrote:
Tkt96 wrote:
It says "CS100" "E190" and "E195". It doesnt not specify E1 or E2

==> Believe me, the E190/195E2s are excluded from the NSNB definition.


I'm looking at the most current contract dated Nov 2017. Page 21 doesn't specify E1 or E2. Where are you seeing this?

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by Tkt96
Wed Mar 07, 2018 3:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA 'very seriously' looking at CSeries and E2, as well as MAX 7 and A319neo
Replies: 49
Views: 10585

Re: UA 'very seriously' looking at CSeries and E2

Important edit: In the UA labor agreement, the "new small narrowbody" is defined as a CS100, E190E1, or E195E1.
E190E2/E195E2 don't count as a NSNB.[/quote]

It says "CS100" "E190" and "E195". It doesnt not specify E1 or E2

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by Tkt96
Fri Mar 02, 2018 8:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air China 985 held remotely for more than 1 hour after landing SFO
Replies: 12
Views: 3646

Re: Air China 985 held remotely for more than 1 hour after landing SFO

Not unusual to wait that long if you arrive early and the aircraft on the gate leaves a little late. Happens to me a lot in SFO and LAX Not unusual for ground control to hold departing planes on their gate when there are departure delays or a long line for takeoff...which prevents inbounds from park...

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by Tkt96
Thu Mar 01, 2018 3:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United eyes A330-800 for fleet replacement
Replies: 260
Views: 48771

Re: United eyes A330-800 for fleet replacement

People speak of the loooong runway requirements of the stretched 737's particularly the -9.One must assume that the extra stretched 7310 is no better.Would that not effect its usefulness on some of their routes? The -10 will have landing gear modifications allowing for a steeper rotation angle, whi...

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