If they do manage to get off the ground I wonder if they will be the final nail in United's coffin. One of <acronym title="United Airlines (USA)">UA</acronym>'s major transatlantic routes is <acronym title="Washington - Dulles International (IAD / KIAD), USA - Virginia">IAD</acronym>-<acronym title=...Jump to post
Nope, not a 747-300...
It was a clear accident, there were wires (?) hanging out the starboard wing-end... port wing still had it.
Didn't catch the reg, but seeing as PAL has only 4 744s, and only 1 of them is at SFO on any given day, shouldn't be too hard to sleuth out.
Also, keep in mind that UA's market cap is greatly reduced by the employees owning 55% of the company. Before, that was viewed as an advantage. Now, this essential feature of UAL stock is viewed as a drag on the company... If and when that 55% goes back to the public, it is a more fair comparison. <...Jump to post
Alexinwa-- Biz travellers prefer frequency. <b>AA followed UA with MRTC, not the other way around</b>! <i>Although, it is to UA's detriment that you didn't know UA was the one who started expanding personal space in economy.</i> United was doing horrendously prior to 09-11 due to several factors: un...Jump to post
Don't forget Greenwald as a non-club member. <img src="/discussions/graphics/biggrin.gif" ALT="Big grin"> Jack Creighton has a tough job ahead of him chiefly because of the workforce. United has the highest CASMs right now after US Airways. True, they may be demoralized and frustrated, but the ...Jump to post
<a href="http://biz.yahoo.com/prnews/011028/hssu008_1.html" target=_blank>http://biz.yahoo.com/prnews/011028/hssu008_1.html</a> UAL Corp. Announces Appointment of John W. Creighton As Chairman and CEO CHICAGO, Oct. 28 /PRNewswire/ -- UAL Corporation (NYSE: UAL - news), parent company of United Airli...Jump to post
There is an error in graph 3. The %change widebody bars should be negative. Please excuse this mistake.
(c) imk 2001
This marketing change is old news. It has been happening since circa 1997 when United hired Pentagram to rebrand airline materials. BA, before you said United wouldn't need a paint scheme, and now you're saying "interesting". We can't take you anywhere. Sheesh. The new scheme on ground equipment you...Jump to post
Ray-- Please don't confuse your own preferences for being "not so far-fetched"... If you think going back to <i>Astrojets</i> doesn't involve a massive repainting of the whole fleet, well it is just the same as repainting the aircraft in whatever scheme you want to repaint it in. Repainting an aircr...Jump to post
feel free to take...
Hello All, United has released a temporary timetable... <a href="http://www.uatimetable.com/United.pdf" target=_blank>http://www.uatimetable.com/United.pdf</a> Effective Sept 14-Sept 29 * You need Adobe Acrobat Reader to view this *** UPDATES *** - ORD-AMS has not been cancelled - SJU flying comes b...Jump to post
A media photog came and asked me where to go into SFO's old international terminal to get to the tower... I led him smack dab to where he wanted to go, a media frenzy of reporters questioning the head of ATC. I stuck around (thanks to this photog. lead) and witnessed it all. It looks like the media ...Jump to post
So ironic how people still feel the bitter sting of the 'Rising' campaign. That campaign was established in 97 and shelved in 99, yet people still talk about it (mostly mocking it). The one airline campaign that aimed at "honesty" to the consumer failed miserably because it was all promises and no d...Jump to post
I believe JP airline fleets has the "remarks" for each plane that you are looking for.
Who knows, maybe Bill Harm's commercial aircraft census site has em too. I haven't been there in forever.
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I think it is particular to each individual airline. Yes, United has 10 "buckets". I was learning Apollo today. Each bucket of fares usually has around 9 seats or so. Each bucket represents a seat class, a level of fare being charged depending on the time, destination, and priority of booking, etc. ...Jump to post
I hate to admit it, but Boyd is actually mostly on target in his evaluation of United's current state. This is a must read: <a href="http://www.aviationplanning.com/asrc1.htm" target=_blank>http://www.aviationplanning.com/asrc1.htm</a> He even tossed in a bit of humour, and not a joke derived from A...Jump to post
Here is an excerpt from a reply I wrote... This is aimed at those who have questioned United Airlines' size historically, as this question pops up a lot. And to those who declare United's recent falling-down as a result of its focus on being the biggest. It is more than just that, United has focused...Jump to post
by Thomas Petzinger Jr. ... If everyone on the forum read this, it would put an end to a lot of the arguments, and cut a whole load of bullshit from being thrown around. READ THIS BOOK! and you will find salvation. It will set aside your preconceptions and straighten your facts about airline history...Jump to post
DLX, You need to get your facts straight. If you haven't already, read Hard Landing. It will explain EVERYTHING. United was in point of fact bigger than PA or EA when they failed. United has always been a Titan, all the way from its foundings from Boeing's and PW's nest, to the failed travel empire ...Jump to post
Plan B from Outer Space: Go backwards. 1) Rebrand to USAir 2) Split into USAir and Piedmont 3) Split USAir into Allegheny, Mohawk, et. al End result: split pieces can be sold more for either a tidy profit or huge loss of financial resources, time, and morale. Hey, at least it's better than a United ...Jump to post
As for United Express RJ's... Here are the exact numbers for y/e 2003: Airwis: 18 BAe 146 (current 18) 60 CRJ-200/LR (current 9) ACAI: 32 328Jets (current 0) 96 CRJ-200/LR (current 36) SkyWest: 52 CRJ-200/LR (current 4) By y/e 2004: Airwis: 24 Additional CRJs (+75 options) ACAI: A plethora of more o...Jump to post
I was curious to see how many RJs the UEX system would have in the near term (immediate orders following relaxing of scope in the pilots contract)... Here are the exact numbers for y/e 2003: <b>Airwis:</b> 18 BAe 146 (current 18) 60 CRJ-200/LR (current 9) <b>ACAI:</b> 32 328Jets (current 0) 96 CRJ-2...Jump to post
The two 747-222s used on JFK-NRT were distinguishable by their lack of long antennae at the wingtips. They were integrated into the wingtips in a more modern fashion, much like the 757/767 wings. I flew on one SFO-IAD (continuing on to ZRH, flight 965) way back when... Good planes. Too bad they're w...Jump to post
I think I'm in love! <br><center><a href="/open.file?id=5942" target="_blank"><font color="#EEEEEE" size="1" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva">Click for large version<br><IMG SRC="/photos/small/a/air21fokker.gif" ALT="Click here for full size photo!" border="0" width="200" height="150"></a><br>Photo &...Jump to post
AAR90, I was aware that the 'Super 80' was the only type in the fleet with it. Anyhoo, are you saying since it is a "fairly consistent exception" that there are AA MDs floating around out there without the dot? Thanks for the explanation AA737-823... I wonder why they wouldn't apply this to all the ...Jump to post
The new corporate identity program should be implemented when new management comes in. Now that UA has woken up and smelled the Starbucks (TM), let's hope the BOD arranges a major cleansing of epic proportions. I'm talking an excorcist-priest praying, poltergeist-midget summoning "The power of Chris...Jump to post
David has his little "Analities" too =)
As opposed to his obsession over F/A procedures... bwahahaha...
Back to the question, comrades?
Why is it that the TW/AA hybrid MD-80 scheme does not incorporate the "trademark" AA black dot on the nosecone. While it's sad to see the TWA insignia shrunken down to such insignificant proportions, they might as well have done the job right and put that sucker on the nose cone! Notice: <img src=ht...Jump to post
Excerpt from Holly Hegeman's Plane Business Banter of 6/20/2001 United Airlines: The Airline Needs To Put an End to the Distractions I was talking to one of our institutional investor subscribers on Monday‹primarily about Frontier Airlines‹when the subject of United Airlines came up. Spe...Jump to post
Hold on there-- the sky is not falling quite yet. The BizJet outfit was actually researched for over two years. It's just that the timing of this execution is, well, untimely. Just like the merger with US Airways, which itself was in the clockwork for 9 months, it was horrible timing. UAL needs some...Jump to post
Randy, I'm "merely" 19 as well. What college do you go to? I'm sorry I never responded to your post about the disturbing lack of variety among the airlines. You did have a very good point. However, as their products are turning into more and more of a true commodity, differentiation will be slim. He...Jump to post
SESGDL, don't forget about DL's "industry killing" pay contracts... their costs will now be even more than United's. There's definitely a slippery slope United's been tumbling down... it's not a good sign when posts frequently come about asking when the madness will end. It's true that UAL needs to ...Jump to post
B747-437B: Unfortunately, you are far too right in your assessment of UA's problem of being too much to too many... One only needs to take a look at the multitude of cabin configurations to see this... even before UA finished other reconfigs, they decided to reconfig again. There is a horrible incon...Jump to post
Very good point that I had not thought of, B747-437B.
However, I do think that as long as the Bay Area economy grows (which is on hiatus right now), the premium traffic in the Bay vicinity alone is and always will be... astonishing.
So there IS method to your madness =)
Let's sort things out here. First, let me thank the users who believe in civil a.net board behavior. Thanks. However, I feel compelled to --how do they say-- "flame" you, bicoastal. Irreverence is the word early this morning. The one comment that really set the house lights afire was that about me b...Jump to post
Two things are true here: 1) Frontier's new scheme is a regression of de-evolutionary proportions. Kind of like Bush's ancestors "evolving" to procreate G Dubya. =) 2) I used to have a life before meeting ILUV767 <img src="/discussions/graphics/giggles.gif" ALT="Laugh out loud"> P.S. Thx for b...Jump to post
I explained why it was so special if you read my last post.
Before you waste my time and yours, read what you find interesting. If you don't find it interesting, then don't reply. Simple. Capiche???
In the immortal words of Cartman, "Screw you guys, I'm outta here!"
The foto is rare because it features the relatively brand new bulkhead design that will be featured on all UAL aircraft from now on. This is just one element of the finalized new interiors. I love every little detail about airline cabin decor, so that's why its of special importance to me. The gray ...Jump to post