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by dmstorm22
Sat Jul 20, 2019 11:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumour: 2020 launch of UA EWR-BLR (Bangalore, India)
Replies: 33
Views: 3662

Re: Rumour: 2020 launch of UA EWR-BLR (Bangalore, India)

Care to expand why? Significant local VFR + business ties, plius whatever ex-EWR feed they can get on the US side. I don’t see evidence of those significant ties You have the strength of the BPO/Outsourcing industry (Big-4, Accenture, TCS, Infosys, Wipro, etc.) that all have giant operations in Ban...

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by dmstorm22
Sat Jul 20, 2019 9:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumour: 2020 launch of UA EWR-BLR (Bangalore, India)
Replies: 33
Views: 3662

Re: Rumour: 2020 launch of UA EWR-BLR (Bangalore, India)

zeke wrote:
A very odd city pair for a ULR flight, I cannot see it working.


Care to expand why? Significant local VFR + business ties, plius whatever ex-EWR feed they can get on the US side.

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by dmstorm22
Sat Jul 20, 2019 3:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumour: 2020 launch of UA EWR-BLR (Bangalore, India)
Replies: 33
Views: 3662

Re: Rumour: 2020 launch of UA EWR-BLR (Bangalore, India)

Always thought it made sense. Biggest risk I imagine with this (and other expansion in India) is potential cannibalization of their current US-India traffic, but I think there's significant room to grow before that tipping point is reached.

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by dmstorm22
Fri Jul 19, 2019 2:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet/Network Thread - 2019
Replies: 1749
Views: 311344

Re: United Fleet/Network Thread - 2019

It is disappointing to see E+ being dramatically reduced, however I have wondered how much UA makes from buy ups to E+? As a United GS flier, I just booked a domestic trip for me and 2 friends. The rep on the phone said that I can bring up to 8 guests into E+ (I was astonished!) So, I’m assuming no...

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by dmstorm22
Thu Jul 18, 2019 1:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: UA reinstating BOM and DEL service by September 6th, 2019
Replies: 200
Views: 36406

Re: UA suspends BOM service effective immediately

Can't speak for the 777, but with the 787 fleet UA have precisely one spare frame for the entire 788+789 fleet (and only freed up that frame by seasonally adjusting SYD, before those changes they were scheduling 37/37 frames) I stopped reading this thread because on the one hand it was painful read...

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by dmstorm22
Wed Jul 17, 2019 2:13 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: UA reinstating BOM and DEL service by September 6th, 2019
Replies: 200
Views: 36406

Re: UA suspends BOM service effective immediately

Reinstated effective Sept 6th. Effective Sept. 6 (to India) and Sept. 7 (from India) New York/Newark – Mumbai (BOM) EWR-BOM: Depart 2010 Arrive 2050 (next day) BOM-EWR: Depart 2320 Arrive 0530 (next day) Aircraft type: Boeing 777-300 Frequency: Daily Effective Sept. 6 (to India) and Sept. 7 (from I...

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by dmstorm22
Tue Jul 16, 2019 12:30 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Will United return to India ?
Replies: 16
Views: 2092

Re: Will United return to India ?

UALifer wrote:
dmstorm22 wrote:
It's bookable starting post 10/26 (or at least it is on 10/30 where I have a EWR-BOM booking).

The 10/26 date seems really specific....?


10/27 is the start of the IATA winter season.


Thanks for that, learned something new!

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by dmstorm22
Tue Jul 16, 2019 2:27 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Will United return to India ?
Replies: 16
Views: 2092

Re: Will United return to India ?

It's bookable starting post 10/26 (or at least it is on 10/30 where I have a EWR-BOM booking).

The 10/26 date seems really specific....?

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by dmstorm22
Mon Jul 15, 2019 8:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Etihad Financial Problems
Replies: 20
Views: 5833

Re: Etihad Financial Problems

This is simplifying things, but they repeated the same mistakes of Swissair - buying up the wrong airlines and having everything spiral downward Swissairs mistake was not just buying up ailing airlines, it was more about not integrating them properly. They all competed against each other, eroding p...

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by dmstorm22
Mon Jul 15, 2019 6:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Etihad Financial Problems
Replies: 20
Views: 5833

Re: Etihad Financial Problems

Qatar Airways is not enjoying high levels of profitability. They lost 69 million dollars USD about a year or two ago due to the blockade. Etihad Airways is having financial problems because they invested in failing airlines in hopes of doing two things: 1. Hoping to turning them around 2. To gain m...

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by dmstorm22
Mon Jul 15, 2019 3:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Etihad Financial Problems
Replies: 20
Views: 5833

Re: Etihad Financial Problems

Why exactly is Etihad having so many financial problems when Emirates and Qatar Airways are enjoying high levels of profitability. Qatar Airways is not enjoying high levels of profitability. They lost 69 million dollars USD about a year or two ago due to the blockade. Etihad Airways is having finan...

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by dmstorm22
Tue Jul 09, 2019 2:29 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Why didn’t Delta or United order the 747-8?
Replies: 41
Views: 6429

Re: Why didn’t Delta or United order the 747-8?

For DL: as was once said a long time ago, they don't like big planes. For UA: the B748 has a larger wingspan than the B744, which (outside of the Olympics) never visited EWR, and many of the UA B77W routes were B77E upgauges before the arrival of the B78X...and also, the B748 is much heavier than t...

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by dmstorm22
Wed Jul 03, 2019 1:23 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DCA to close for July 4th Celebration
Replies: 116
Views: 13436

Re: DCA to close for July 4th Celebration

I can assure you that Thursday and Sunday nights are the busiest evenings of the week on the east coast. When it comes to DCA, nothing is "minimal impact". Granted it's not as sensitive as LGA, but it's close. True, but July 4th is not a normal Thursday evening. Right, I didn't mean to im...

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by dmstorm22
Tue Jul 02, 2019 11:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DCA to close for July 4th Celebration
Replies: 116
Views: 13436

Re: DCA to close for July 4th Celebration

It's only 90 mins on a non-busy travel evening. Minimal impact. Eyeroll I can assure you that Thursday and Sunday nights are the busiest evenings of the week on the east coast. When it comes to DCA, nothing is "minimal impact". Granted it's not as sensitive as LGA, but it's close. True, b...

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by dmstorm22
Tue Jul 02, 2019 9:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta improves intl Main Cabin experience
Replies: 156
Views: 20796

Re: Delta improves intl Main Cabin experience

Quite the upgrade in Y. I doubt DL's partners Air France, KLM, Virgin Atlantic do anything like this? It's definitely why DL is my preferred carrier. The cocktails after boarding is going to be tough for the F/A's to serve and clean up before takeoff I would imagine. If you read it closely it says ...

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by dmstorm22
Tue Jul 02, 2019 7:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: EWR International gate 'slotting'
Replies: 34
Views: 5777

Re: EWR International gate 'slotting'

I don’t care if he works for the Port Authority or not. It is his agency because he is their biggest fanboy and defender on this site. A lot of people have suspected that I work for Delta or JetBlue for the same reasons. It comes with the territory I guess A third parallel runway at Newark is ridic...

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by dmstorm22
Tue Jul 02, 2019 5:00 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: In flight magazines and headphones on board
Replies: 14
Views: 2311

Re: In flight magazines and headphones on board

I'm fairly sure those airline mags have quite crazy pricing for advertisements. They're among the most read magazines in the world given how many people get on a plane (not sure if the economics work out this way globally, but at least in the US they are). Maybe this has changed with teh advent of s...

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by dmstorm22
Sun Jun 30, 2019 8:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SAA Leasing A350
Replies: 90
Views: 17634

Re: SAA Leasing A350

Damn, decided to test out UA's new CPT service next year instead of going with the (slightly) cheaper 1-stop through JNB because of how dated their A346 product was and now they go and do this....

Anyway, no idea on the economics of making this move, but at least their ULH product will be better.

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by dmstorm22
Fri Jun 28, 2019 2:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Bamboo Airways looks at A380 lease, service to USA in 2020
Replies: 27
Views: 8262

Re: Bamboo Airways looks at A380 lease, service to USA in 2020

I could sort of maybe understand this if there were an appreciable tourist market from the U.S. but there are a lot of closer beach destinations which also don't require entry visas (or pre-approval letters). I can see a potential connection with selling resort packages since that's the business of...

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by dmstorm22
Thu Jun 27, 2019 10:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New EWR Airtrain, New LGA AIRTRAIN, New EWR Terminal 2
Replies: 10
Views: 2345

Re: New EWR Airtrain, New LGA AIRTRAIN, New EWR Terminal 2

The drawing position of hte terminal seems odd to me though in relation to the new T1 - is that where the current Terminal A is? So you can actually see the EWR control tower just to the left of the new T2 in the rendering. Based on that, the new T2 occupies the footprint of Terminal A, the short t...

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by dmstorm22
Thu Jun 27, 2019 9:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New EWR Airtrain, New LGA AIRTRAIN, New EWR Terminal 2
Replies: 10
Views: 2345

Re: New EWR Airtrain, New LGA AIRTRAIN, New EWR Terminal 2

Maybe I missed it, but I had never seen a rendering of a potential TB/2 replacement.

The drawing position of hte terminal seems odd to me though in relation to the new T1 - is that where the current Terminal A is?

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by dmstorm22
Thu Jun 27, 2019 4:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United goes double daily SFO-HKG
Replies: 28
Views: 7015

Re: United goes double daily SFO-HKG

Is the 77W that used to fly the other route going anywhere. That's another 77W frame available with this and the EWR-BOM flight suspended for the moment Having to decide where to place a couple extra 77W's is not the worst problem in the aviation world to have. Agreed. Interested to see where these...

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by dmstorm22
Thu Jun 27, 2019 3:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United goes double daily SFO-HKG
Replies: 28
Views: 7015

Re: United goes double daily SFO-HKG

Is the 77W that used to fly the other route going anywhere. That's another 77W frame available with this and the EWR-BOM flight suspended for the moment

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by dmstorm22
Tue Jun 25, 2019 4:56 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: DL/AA complimentary meals in economy class
Replies: 45
Views: 5258

Re: DL/AA complimentary meals in economy class

On UA, those seated in economy plus on premium transcon flights receive a free meal. They are currently testing free sandwiches in flights from IAH/ORD-HNL. Really happy they did this on EWR-SFO/LAX given the limitations on getting upgrades. Gives at least something 'premium' to the service in the ...

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by dmstorm22
Tue Jun 25, 2019 4:03 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: DL/AA complimentary meals in economy class
Replies: 45
Views: 5258

Re: DL/AA complimentary meals in economy class

On UA, those seated in economy plus on premium transcon flights receive a free meal. They are currently testing free sandwiches in flights from IAH/ORD-HNL. Really happy they did this on EWR-SFO/LAX given the limitations on getting upgrades. Gives at least something 'premium' to the service in the ...

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by dmstorm22
Mon Jun 24, 2019 9:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LH will look at A321XLR, but it's no game-changer: CEO
Replies: 183
Views: 24711

Re: LH will look at A321XLR, but it's no game-changer: CEO

https://www.airliners.net/forum/viewtopic.php?f=3&t=1425571 UA seems not interested in the XLR as well ,they need bigger planes tu fill the MOM needs Well, if you take the view that the XLR can replace some of the MOM need that UA has, then they have a clear reason to be interested in the XLR. ...

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by dmstorm22
Mon Jun 24, 2019 5:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The Atlantic Tackles MH370 Final Conclusions
Replies: 176
Views: 27233

Re: The Atlantic Tackles MH370 Final Conclusions

As mentioned before, you are looking for a rational reason why he would make it that complicated. If this was a pilot suicide (which was my conclusion from almost the first week once the flight path became known) You realise that Indicates a predilection to blame the pilot instead of keeping an ope...

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by dmstorm22
Mon Jun 24, 2019 4:33 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Largest unserved city pairs due to politics
Replies: 70
Views: 6124

Re: Largest unserved city pairs due to politics

What made you post that? You didn't understand the topic? To be fair, it is not being served by UA right now due to political unrest, though not in India. Of course, it isn't high on this list anwyay even if we were to include it Air India still flies this route! Agreed, right now with a tech stop ...

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by dmstorm22
Mon Jun 24, 2019 2:04 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Largest unserved city pairs due to politics
Replies: 70
Views: 6124

Re: Largest unserved city pairs due to politics

Gr8Circle wrote:
airlineguy1234 wrote:
BOM-EWR


What made you post that? You didn't understand the topic?


To be fair, it is not being served by UA right now due to political unrest, though not in India.

Of course, it isn't high on this list anwyay even if we were to include it

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by dmstorm22
Fri Jun 21, 2019 2:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Announcing Something Tomorrow (Space Theme)
Replies: 100
Views: 18231

Re: United Announcing Something Big Tomorrow (Space Theme)

Don’t mean to hijack the thread but there was another big announcement from UA today. EWR-BOM is suspended effective immediately due to concerns over flying over Iran. The aircraft stuck in BOM is being ferried to MNL. UA is completely out of India currently!! Uh yeah, there's a thread about that a...

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by dmstorm22
Fri Jun 21, 2019 1:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: UA reinstating BOM and DEL service by September 6th, 2019
Replies: 200
Views: 36406

Re: UA suspends BOM service effective immediately

Disclaimer: I already pointed out that I don't work in the industry so if I'm wrong, whatever. However, what I can also tell you about this route: 1. EWR-BOM was actually one of the earlier 773ER route implementations for the new hard product. IIRC, there weren't many since it was a slow roll out a...

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by dmstorm22
Fri Jun 21, 2019 4:10 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: UA reinstating BOM and DEL service by September 6th, 2019
Replies: 200
Views: 36406

Re: UA suspends BOM service effective immediately

I find it mind-numbing that so many folks on here seem to think that professional network planners haven't considered all possible avenues (running algorithms with data feed, as an example) to make a flight be viable. It is what it is. I have been living and breathing this stuff for my entire caree...

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by dmstorm22
Fri Jun 21, 2019 4:03 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Buys a 4.3% Stake in Korean Air
Replies: 43
Views: 6120

Re: Delta Buys a 4.3% Stake in Korean Air

That being said, AA does have significant capacity to HKG. Two flights is "significant capacity"....? Compare that to what DL metal flies into ICN or UA metal flies into HND/NRT; or to what AA itself flies into HND/NRT. Forget those, looking just at HKG, UA has more capacity. AA should do...

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by dmstorm22
Wed Jun 19, 2019 1:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United - Vistara form codeshare, frequent flyer benefits
Replies: 19
Views: 2927

Re: United - Vistara form codeshare, frequent flyer benefits

TWA772LR wrote:
OT but is UAs EWR-DEL service still suspended?


Believe it still is at least through June (July as well?)

It's not coming back until the Pakistani airspace is opened to the Indian border.

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by dmstorm22
Tue Jun 18, 2019 8:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: FG: How are the all-new Airbus (A350) and Boeing (787) widebodies faring?
Replies: 103
Views: 15226

Re: FG: How are the all-new Airbus (A350) and Boeing (787) widebodies faring?

it's probably because the 787 is the smaller plane. the trend has been clear towards the smallest plane that can efficiently complete the route. being bigger has its challenges That's a highly close-minded way to look at the way fleets are going. If that was the case, we would have seen a run on th...

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by dmstorm22
Mon Jun 17, 2019 11:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The Atlantic Tackles MH370 Final Conclusions
Replies: 176
Views: 27233

Re: The Atlantic Tackles MH370 Final Conclusions

OA940 wrote:
I'm gonna take away the ''we all sleep with our flight attendants'' bit. Let's hope that other pilot's wife doesn't know he gave that interview


Yeah, that was one of my favorite lines.

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by dmstorm22
Mon Jun 17, 2019 4:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The Atlantic Tackles MH370 Final Conclusions
Replies: 176
Views: 27233

Re: The Atlantic Tackles MH370 Final Conclusions

As someone for whom MH370 dropped off my radar a bit, this was a great refresher. As you said, not sure if any of it is new, but the article did a good job explaining the various tracking and satellite systems. The only part that seemed weird was the focus on Mr. Gibson as a globe-trotting scrap &am...

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by dmstorm22
Thu Jun 13, 2019 5:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Is DL under serving JFK/SFO business?
Replies: 51
Views: 6822

Re: Is DL under serving JFK/SFO business?

For domestic business/first? $5,000? You gots to be kidding. What kind of fool pays this sort of money for something which is only slightly better than economy class? People's employers pay mostly. Really? For domestic travel? Interesting. Mine doesn't. We are allowed to book business for internati...

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by dmstorm22
Thu Jun 13, 2019 3:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Is DL under serving JFK/SFO business?
Replies: 51
Views: 6822

Re: Is DL under serving JFK/SFO business?

I just did a dummy search for Oct 14-18 and D1 is readily available. Fares range from $3,791-$5,178 RT. The higher fares are the first few flights of the day. Are there specific dates you're looking at? For domestic business/first? $5,000? You gots to be kidding. What kind of fool pays this sort of...

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by dmstorm22
Thu Jun 06, 2019 7:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SAA CEO resigns
Replies: 36
Views: 5996

Re: SAA CEO resigns

I agree fleet is not the issue, especially given their main hub is JNB they have to account for hot-and-high conditions on their longer flights. I will say the on-board product has suffered, but again that's probably tied to poor governance and looting as you say. Hard to pay to improve the seats o...

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by dmstorm22
Thu Jun 06, 2019 3:11 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Round the world flights=gone forever?
Replies: 14
Views: 3118

Re: Round the world flights=gone forever?

Some people have speculated that with Project Sunrise, QF could operate JFK-LHR as that would help help aircraft utilisation and they apparently have the required rights. So we could potentially have SYD-JFK-LHR-SYD flights back on the cards. But this is many years into the future and just speculat...

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by dmstorm22
Wed Jun 05, 2019 1:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SAA CEO resigns
Replies: 36
Views: 5996

Re: SAA CEO resigns

SAA would not have fared any better with a 777 when the A346 / B77E were up for tender. Fact is with SAA their problem doesn't lie with their fleet. Agreed, SAA's problem has nothing to do with the fleet, and I'd add has nothing to do with the on-board product. It's purely years of very poor govern...

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by dmstorm22
Wed Jun 05, 2019 12:46 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Is it possible to fly South America-Asia non-stop?
Replies: 22
Views: 2599

Re: Is it possible to fly South America-Asia non-stop?

NTLDaz wrote:
dmstorm22 wrote:
BOG-NRT for instance is shorter than a handful of currently operating flights.

Whether it would ever make money.....


Altitude at BOG may squash any chance.


True, forgot to factor that in.

Anyway, even if both were at sea-level, can't see that ever working on pax numbers alone

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by dmstorm22
Wed Jun 05, 2019 3:38 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United ORD-LAX on June 5th, 2019: Completely on Biofuel
Replies: 33
Views: 4730

Re: United ORD-LAX tomorrow: completely on biofuel

Kudus to United, and nice idea to remove the "C', 'O' and '2's, but my word is that unreadable

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by dmstorm22
Wed Jun 05, 2019 2:33 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Is it possible to fly South America-Asia non-stop?
Replies: 22
Views: 2599

Re: Is it possible to fly South America-Asia non-stop?

BOG-NRT for instance is shorter than a handful of currently operating flights.

Whether it would ever make money.....

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by dmstorm22
Tue Jun 04, 2019 5:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA & LH Capacity from EWR
Replies: 8
Views: 1349

Re: UA & LH Capacity from EWR

Also, it may not help shuttle UA traffic, but UA code-shares on the LH JFK Flights, right, that adds 1x MUC and 2x FRA to the equation

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by dmstorm22
Fri May 31, 2019 9:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Airlines "Evolution" to Globe Livery released
Replies: 1781
Views: 356570

Re: United Airlines "Evolution" to Globe Livery released

The June hemispheres mag has the fleet page with the new livery. They definitely look better on the widebodies

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by dmstorm22
Fri May 31, 2019 8:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why do Iranian Carries use very old aircraft?
Replies: 53
Views: 7607

Re: Why does Iranian Carries use very old aircraft?

Because of sanctions Boeing (and I'm pretty sure Airbus) can't sell to them

Pre-Trump, after some sanctions were lifted they ordered a bunch but those were quashed.

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by dmstorm22
Wed May 22, 2019 5:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Tries to Seat 2-,4-,6-Year Old Children Separate from Parents
Replies: 105
Views: 13349

Re: United Tries to Seat 2-,4-,6-Year Old Children Separate from Parents

I feel like there's a whole lot of info (on all sides) missing in this story.

It's written like a classic Mirror article.

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by dmstorm22
Wed May 22, 2019 5:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA's plan to replace 777's?
Replies: 44
Views: 9804

Re: UA's plan to replace 777's?

I don't how the A359 order stays as-is. At the very least I see another deferral. 2022-23 is too soon unless UA plans even more large capacity increase and/or retires the 77Es much sooner than expected, not producing a good investment return from the Polaris retrofit. Is the plan to retrofit the en...

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