1. One free checked bag to allow more space in overheads ?
2. finally, a formal spacious United Museum ?
OGG, great spot on paved bike trail, near Stable Road by the Yellow safety wall. Probably 150' to taxiway alpha where the majority of ops turn off RW 2. Parking also at Kanaha Beach, with restrooms, and a 10 minute walk/ride to the bike trail. Good view of the Hazmat area, where oddball fixed and Mi...Jump to post
I'm wondering if the U.S. will impose tariffs on China services, as well as goods? I'm thinking aircraft maintenance, done in China, for U.S. Carriers, at places like HKG and XMN. Like goods, if services were tariffed, then it could mean more U.S. jobs, i.e. aircraft maintenance. Any thoughts on this?Jump to post
I think we can thank/blame WN for starting the safety video bonanza with their annoying cutesy live FA spiel that has made the You Tube rounds for years. After that, all carriers thought "we can do that," and the rush to produce their own annoying videos began. I like those UA 737's and 77...Jump to post
"The pupose of a map is to be... a map. Maps don't show people, cars and planes. Those are called photographs. ;)" True, and Google Maps Satellite View are photographs. Most views I see are single photographs, a few views are multiple photos stitched together, like the airport examples. I ...Jump to post
Google Maps and other map tools are wonderful, educational, informative and valuable. Everyone understands that the satellite image is taken at a point in time, and we all expect to see what the satellite sees. To begin to modify the images for some reason dilutes the value of the app/site. I have w...Jump to post
Pretty weird....I checked OAK, SJC, LAX & FAT and the images looked normal. Bing Maps shows the proper view of SFO, although I find that Bing Maps is 2-3 years older than Google, so Images look different. They definitely erased the aircraft, as the end of some jetways are blurry, like they were ...Jump to post
Revelation....on Google Earth at the bottom of the page, it shows the photo date. I sometimes see it also on Google Maps, but not always. Google Earth is a huge program, and will not load on certain computers, depending on the age of the computer, but try it, it's great. Off topic, but on both progr...Jump to post
Re images: Both the Google Maps satellite view and the Google Earth images show older WN aircraft, with the "Southwest" painted over/removed, so these aren't MAX's. The Google Earth image shows a date of 8/25/2018. I wish those two excellent programs would have 'real time' images, but they...Jump to post
stop knocking OGG...In April they will open a 4,000 vehicle rental car facility to handle the 2,500 rentals they do a day, more than HNL. A mini train will run the few hundred yards to the ticketing and baggage claim areas, eliminating the Rental Car Busses. Now our Maui visitors can tell their frie...Jump to post
Re expansion, I wonder if they have considered pushing the car rental lot about 250' to the NW and make new gates 2/4, so 737's could get in and push out. Seems to be vacant land just up E. Clinton adjacent to the second car rental facility that could be used to store excess rental vehicles. The oth...Jump to post
Take a look at:
18 U.S. Code § 201. Bribery of public officials and witnesses
UA needs to run at least one mainline acft in the morning to DEN to hit all the connections. 2.5 hours in a CR2 is painful, plus the gate check issue. They also used to have the late night O/N mainline which picked up all the late arriving connections in SFO and make the morning connections in SFO w...Jump to post
...pax sitting on the floor??
Don't give the U.S. airlines any ideas...
The runway 2 and 5 2000' extensions have been on the planning docs for decades, but the airport/island don't seem to be in a rush to get it done, even with the relative ease of construction (flat land, no buildings to be removed, etc.) The locals seem to push back on any expansion, although OGG just...Jump to post
The UA77A really should be considered an iconic aircraft, that now holds just 10 folks less than the 747 with 2 less engines. The Seattle MOF didn't get the first built aircraft and Pima picked it up. The first delivered bird (N777UA) really should go into a United Museum, along with one of the 15 7...Jump to post
Matt6461 said it in post #16 -- water landing. Look at the pix of US Airways 1549 in the Hudson. The air in the low wing gave the occupants precious minutes to
evacuate, and something to stand on. A high wing could have been a different story.
Forget HA and an oddball acft...UA could start service to HNL/OGG tomorrow if they wanted to, with 40 ETOPS 73G's in the fleet. Key would be fares
the same as LAX. Operating costs less with one less FA onboard as well. Pax would love to avoid the LAX hassle. I bet this would be a winner.
...now Pima just needs a 747...they were rumored to get a GE 747-100 (Line #25) but apparently haven't seen it yet. The USAF AF1&2 won't be available for at least 4 years, in the Trumpsters second term. A more notable acquisition would be a UA 747-400, as there are 18 sitting in the desert in VC...Jump to post
Just drove by OGG, most ticket counters covered in plastic...no UA, AA ops today...havent heard what DL is doing....little rain at this morning, not much wind right now. West side (Lahaina) a mess with a brush fire, and the highway is closed around the Pali... Gonna be a mess at OGG tomorrow trying ...Jump to post
twolz2rn guess you haven't flown for awhile. You didn't mention whether you were going domestic or international. All the UA domestic 777's have been 10 across for a year or so, and some others are converted as well. Go to UAL.com, travel info, Inflight services, Aircraft detail, click on 777-200 an...Jump to post
Engine Cams In light of recent engine malfunctions (UA1175, BA2276, WN1380) I am wondering if aircraft manufacturers or airlines have considered HD video cams aimed toward the engines to give the cockpit crew an instant view of the engine? As I recall, AA tried a nosewheel cam at one time, and a for...Jump to post
"...United will never preserve any of their retired 747s. Delta did it as they already have a museum and the the 747-451 they preserved is the first 747-400 built. That was the main reason that Delta preserved a 747." ... Delta pride inspired employees to buy a 767 for the company, which i...Jump to post
reffado wrote:F27500 wrote:Sad end to a classic well-cared for bird .. ending up with something called Max Air in Nigeria … RIP, 744.
I'm pretty sure that's a better end than the scrappers, and that was just about the only other choice.
Re FAT UA mainline; I think the SFO-FAT-SFO bird would just otherwise RON overnight at SFO, and I have flown this flight SFO-FAT about 8 times in the past year, and it always seems to have a good load. It was full the other night, probably mostly with connections. Only negative is the SFO taxi times...Jump to post
Re reductions; doesn't make sense, the SFO 319 carries good loads both in and out of FAT, and I thought UA saved overnight fees by using FAT vs. SFO for that aircraft. The morning DEN flights carry good loads also and should be something other than the CR2 with the requirement to wait to retrieve ga...Jump to post
At least the MAX's have 3 lavatories in the main cabin, equalling a 1:53 lav to pax ratio compared to a 1:75 on the 738. Folks looking out the window on all those 800's going to HI have to 'Go'. The 2 rear restrooms on the 738's routinely see a huge line, blocking the carts and making life miserable...Jump to post
Alphazone: I would think calling an airport to get that info may be sketchy...they may not want to attract lookers...the other resource is Google Maps satellite view, which can be 3-4 years old, but go to street view and the actual photo date is shown on the lower right toolbar, sometimes much more ...Jump to post
Everyone I've talked to loves the 175, and some folks don't even realize they are on a UAx aircraft. 1+2 F and 2+2 Y seating rocks. Now if UA could put that aircraft on routes like FAT-DEN where folks hate the cramped CR2 (close connections - waiting for gate checked bags) life would be good. Gotta ...Jump to post
The CX bird coming to the MOF was #1 off the assembly line. N777UA was #7 but was the first one delivered
and flown by a carrier. #2,3,4, & 5 off the line also went to UA and are all still flying. #6 is operated by BA.
#8 & 9 are already scrapped.
Yes, the CX 777 is significant and will be a beautiful addition to the M-O-F in Seattle. Thanks Rock3tman for your great contribution re 777 testing. Another 777, line #7, N777UA is also significant, in that it is the first 777 delivered, fully 5 years before the CX bird, and was placed in service b...Jump to post
The Cathay Pacific bird wasn't delivered until 2000. I believe the first production delivery was Line #7 N777UA delivered in May of 1995, making it 23.1 years old, and currently still active. Line #'s 2-6 were delivered later; some were probably test aircraft. Sure would be nice if UA could preserve...Jump to post
Hi AV8R: All good points, I realize North Island would be an access challenge. Re Miramar, the last time I looked at Google Maps, I saw a huge area to both the east and south with nothing but open land, and to the north seems to be base housing and warehouses. I understand that there is a NIMBY infl...Jump to post
Re: SAN overcrowding, 25MM pax in 2018?? “Our little airport” isn’t little anymore. Time to stop putting band-aids on the terminals and get serious about a move. How about: KNKX, (Miramar) 2 runways, great freeway access. Two sides with very few neighbors. Send Marine aviation to Pendleton and Lemoo...Jump to post
Re OGG, the existing 7000' and 5000' runways seem to handle traffic OK; gate space with long turns seems to be an increasing problem. OGG handles 77A's daily with UA and AA, and UA occasionally runs a 77W in there from SFO. The field has handled 747-SP's and has no problem with AF C-17's. No 739's a...Jump to post
Too bad their 737-200's weren't scrapped back 10 years ago, but no, they are still flying as Aloha Air Cargo,
waking up HawaII residents with those JT8D's blasting at fun times like midnight and 5 am daily.
another interesting routing they did was SMF-BUR-OGG RT.
Pretty amazing today that there isn't any LA area-Hawaii service
N760 is currently registered to the Falcon. According to FAA records, the DC-3 was registered with the N number in 1950 and de-registered in 1982. It appears the DC-3 is still at the Flight Path Museum, altho they don't appear to have a website, which is kinda strange. From photos, the N number appe...Jump to post