SAN apparently going ahead with the Term 1 project.
https://simpleflying.com/san-diego-term ... velopment/
re: Hawaii service and quarantines...heavy rumors that the Aug 1 pre-testing will move to at least Sept. 1 So if that's the case, the 14 day quarantine for all arrivals will remain in August. All Hawaii mayors are pushing for the extension, and Gov. Ige will probably decide this coming week. The sum...Jump to post
No one, including HA is going to expand any flying until the HI governor decides to stop the 14 day quarantine. They just extended it another 30 days (July 31) which kills the summer business and probably the 4Q as well. I feel sorry for all the restaurant, hotel, retail and other visitor-related em...Jump to post
Re: airport development plan: Thanks for the info SanFan, but both those links go to the abbreviated report that I was talking about. The full report that I'm sure I saw on the SAN.org site several months ago had a lot more detail and I believe incorporated all those corrections seen on the current ...Jump to post
Did UA get their Hawaii CAREs act exemptions?Jump to post
x1234..."every 777 Polaris"....except the 20 domestic birds and the yet to be converted (maybe) 3 ER birds. . attention UA pilots flying ferries to ROW: any chance of getting a picture of the parked aircraft (maybe on your fly-out deadhead?) Please post...don't see any pix in the local pap...Jump to post
Re: N777UA, YES, it belongs in a United Museum. #1 delivered 5/1995. (Pima already has a CX 777) United really needs a museum, to showcase the Pride, History, Legacy and Education of the great company. Look at what DL has done in ATL. Check out the you tube animation, and this was before they displa...Jump to post
seeing this topic is getting huge, maybe time to split this into International carriers/cities and the other U.S domestic carriers/cities?
Would make it easier to scan the news that a reader wants to see?
"I think UA was already planning to drop down to 1 LAX-HNL, 1 SFO-HNL, 1 ORD-HNL, 1 IAH-HNL based on dummy bookings for the 1st week of April. They are relying on HA to get people to the other islands."
Please quote your source.
Re: UA SAN Hangar...pretty small, about 75x100x30H...no go on a 737 (117x130x41H) There's a Menzies sign on it recently with a lot of their fuel trucks parked around it, so they may be doing veh maint in there. Possibly a bunch of hazmat on or underneath it. Would be a nice mini museum, but would ne...Jump to post
anyone know where the old UA hangar is going to be moved to and who currently owns it? One of the T-1 rebuild docs said it can't be demolished as it's historic, and said it would be moved to the north side, maybe by the GA area or the cargo area.
Don't know about the other guys, but UA requires BE pax NOT checking bags to go to the kiosk or counter to get a boarding pass. (Can't get one online) This presumably to let the agent have a look at the pax underseat carryon to insure they aren't trying to pull a fast one... Gate agents were probabl...Jump to post
This move by DL is a shining example how the company cares about its employees, retirees and the important area of public image and education. Other major carriers seem to have missed this type of opportunity to showcase their history, image and legacy.Jump to post
UA forked over 70M to USC to name the 95 year old LA Coliseum. Then there was an outcry so they downgraded it to United Airlines Field. One sign above the new press box and almost unreadable field markings, and I didn't hear any USC announcers mention United at the recent USC game, and the Rams are ...Jump to post
OK, re other airports...NKX is really the only feasible alternate. As SANAQV8R pointed out, North Island wouldn't work, due to access (3 lane bridge) and the size of the Navy operation. Lets face it, any more work at SAN, including terminal rebuilds and rapid transit attempts, are strictly band-aids...Jump to post
Good info on this report. Am I imagining things, but didn't this site offer once the ability to hover or click on either a city code or airline code and a tiny popup window would open showing the city name or airline name? I know a-netters know most of the codes, but I always see a few weird ones th...Jump to post
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.