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by Bald1983
Mon Nov 26, 2018 12:27 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air France to halve its A380 fleet
Replies: 254
Views: 50366

Re: Air France will half it's A380 fleet

That's the accusation (usually from the other side of the Atlantic). I've never seen a source. Have you? Please provide, I'd be interested, since the French Government are small minority shareholder... or this is just propaganda. Do you have any evidence that refutes it? Most airlines put the brake...

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by Bald1983
Sun Nov 25, 2018 7:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air France to halve its A380 fleet
Replies: 254
Views: 50366

Re: Air France will half it's A380 fleet

That's the accusation (usually from the other side of the Atlantic). I've never seen a source. Have you? Please provide, I'd be interested, since the French Government are small minority shareholder... or this is just propaganda. Do you have any evidence that refutes it? Most airlines put the brake...

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by Bald1983
Sun Nov 25, 2018 7:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air France to halve its A380 fleet
Replies: 254
Views: 50366

Re: Air France to halve its A380 fleet

I predict that we will look back to this thread in 5 years and have a good laugh. High relative maintenance costs, high relative costs when one goes tech, etc... Those are mere excuses. Aviation is a seasonal business no matter how you look at it and you have to wonder how efficient it is to park b...

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by Bald1983
Sun Nov 25, 2018 5:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air France to halve its A380 fleet
Replies: 254
Views: 50366

Re: Air France will half it's A380 fleet

Air France never had the network to support A380 operations. This was a vanity purchase directed by the French Government to support Airbus as well as French and European manufacturers that supply parts for the A380. The good news here is that the move does point to AF finally getting serious about...

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by Bald1983
Sun Nov 25, 2018 5:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air France to halve its A380 fleet
Replies: 254
Views: 50366

Re: Air France will half it's A380 fleet

The brutal fact is the only airline that can effectively utilize the A380 is EK. And why is that? Everyone says that there are other things besides CASM to consider, but that does not contradict the fact that most airlines will make the most money on a given route by flying the plane that offers th...

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by Bald1983
Fri Nov 23, 2018 6:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air France to halve its A380 fleet
Replies: 254
Views: 50366

Re: Air France will half it's A380 fleet

It makes sense if the lease rates are too high and the lessor didn't offer AF a good enough deal to renew. AF also have the option to buy them from the lessor. But that will be for the next CEO to negotiate, it doesn't hurt for the interim CEO to put pressure on the lessor. I'll believe it when the...

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by Bald1983
Thu Nov 22, 2018 1:34 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Passenger sues BA for being 'squashed next to obese man'
Replies: 145
Views: 18843

Re: Passenger sues BA for being 'squashed next to obese man'

Holly crap!!!! What a **** storm of responses I have collected. Why Is actually charging people the true cost of transporting them such a stretch? The airlines already weigh luggage and cargo for the purpose of charging airfare, so why is it such a stretch to charge people by weight for airfare? I ...

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by Bald1983
Thu Nov 22, 2018 1:28 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Passenger sues BA for being 'squashed next to obese man'
Replies: 145
Views: 18843

Re: Passenger sues BA for being 'squashed next to obese man'

Holly crap!!!! What a **** storm of responses I have collected. Why Is actually charging people the true cost of transporting them such a stretch? The airlines already weigh luggage and cargo for the purpose of charging airfare, so why is it such a stretch to charge people by weight for airfare? I ...

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by Bald1983
Thu Nov 22, 2018 1:25 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Passenger sues BA for being 'squashed next to obese man'
Replies: 145
Views: 18843

Re: Passenger sues BA for being 'squashed next to obese man'

I comprehend your posts quite well. You just do not have a point. Not even close. Weight and balance is an issue for any aircraft, large and small. Airlines just use averaging to even the load. Beyond that you have not stated a point unless you want to whine that it is not fair that someone who is ...

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by Bald1983
Thu Nov 22, 2018 12:30 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Passenger sues BA for being 'squashed next to obese man'
Replies: 145
Views: 18843

Re: Passenger sues BA for being 'squashed next to obese man'

Amazing. Could you have someone that has the ability for critical thinking read this thread and explain it to you? Clearly, the system for charging airfare subsidizes oversized/overweight people. Perhaps your mom or some other person will explain that to you so that you will quit criticizing my pos...

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by Bald1983
Wed Nov 21, 2018 9:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Passenger sues BA for being 'squashed next to obese man'
Replies: 145
Views: 18843

Re: Passenger sues BA for being 'squashed next to obese man'

So people would rather be treated like cattle? You should try reading what I posts with some comprehension instead of ignoring the truths and deciding I'm just some sort of whiner. The weight and balance reference was in regards to what you posted about small aircraft flights and nothing to do with...

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by Bald1983
Wed Nov 21, 2018 9:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Passenger sues BA for being 'squashed next to obese man'
Replies: 145
Views: 18843

Re: Passenger sues BA for being 'squashed next to obese man'

Amazing. Could you have someone that has the ability for critical thinking read this thread and explain it to you? Clearly, the system for charging airfare subsidizes oversized/overweight people. Perhaps your mom or some other person will explain that to you so that you will quit criticizing my pos...

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by Bald1983
Wed Nov 21, 2018 4:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Passenger sues BA for being 'squashed next to obese man'
Replies: 145
Views: 18843

Re: Passenger sues BA for being 'squashed next to obese man'

So people would rather be treated like cattle? You should try reading what I posts with some comprehension instead of ignoring the truths and deciding I'm just some sort of whiner. The weight and balance reference was in regards to what you posted about small aircraft flights and nothing to do with...

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by Bald1983
Wed Nov 21, 2018 3:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Passenger sues BA for being 'squashed next to obese man'
Replies: 145
Views: 18843

Re: Passenger sues BA for being 'squashed next to obese man'

Right. Let's take it to the next logical step: an airline with 777, 11-across. More seats, more revenue, what's not to like for the airline? And yes, discomforted passengers have either to battle each other, or book a premium seat, to have at least some sense of comfort. Next step, 787, 10-across. ...

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by Bald1983
Tue Nov 20, 2018 11:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Passenger sues BA for being 'squashed next to obese man'
Replies: 145
Views: 18843

Re: Passenger sues BA for being 'squashed next to obese man'

Well, then airlines should get more realistic about passengers size. A 9-across A330 or A310, or 6-across ARJ/BAe-146 are glaring examples of being unrealistic on their part, don't you think? The fact that passenger dimensions are growing larger -- is here. So is the fact that the seat width is not...

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by Bald1983
Tue Nov 20, 2018 11:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why is JFK the only major US airport without a centralized Int'l terminal?
Replies: 48
Views: 9642

Re: Why is JFK the only major US airport without a centralized Int'l terminal?

LAXintl wrote:
LAX does not have a centralized international terminal. There are international flights spread across the airport.


I could be wrong but the arrivals from abroad all go to one terminal, do they not?

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by Bald1983
Tue Nov 20, 2018 3:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Passenger sues BA for being 'squashed next to obese man'
Replies: 145
Views: 18843

Re: Passenger sues BA for being 'squashed next to obese man'

...However, it is not "fat shaming" when someone who purchses 17 1/2" x 31" of space expects full use of that space. Nor is it "fat shaming" when someone who does not fit into that space encounters resistance from those around him who do not wish to allow them into the...

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by Bald1983
Tue Nov 20, 2018 3:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Passenger sues BA for being 'squashed next to obese man'
Replies: 145
Views: 18843

Re: Passenger sues BA for being 'squashed next to obese man'

There are some good points on both sides, but it is unfortunate people bring up race as an argument against "fat shaming". No one is saying the obese do not deserve respect, equality, care nor comfort. However, it is not "fat shaming" when someone who purchses 17 1/2" x 31&...

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by Bald1983
Tue Nov 20, 2018 5:21 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Passenger sues BA for being 'squashed next to obese man'
Replies: 145
Views: 18843

Re: Passenger sues BA for being 'squashed next to obese man'

My point is that a "one size fits all" averaging of airfare pricing subsidizes over sized/weight people at the expense of everyone else. Why should the transport of people be priced differently than cargo? Baggage cost is calculated by weight/volume, isn't it? https://www.shipit.com/archi...

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by Bald1983
Mon Nov 19, 2018 8:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Passenger sues BA for being 'squashed next to obese man'
Replies: 145
Views: 18843

Re: Passenger sues BA for being 'squashed next to obese man'

Reread my last post about volume. You are correct,the weight is averaged but still, the direct cost to the airlines on fuel is directly tied to weight. Kenmore Air does not ask about weight because of revenue concerns. If they asked, it would be to ensure weight and balance limits are not exceeded....

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by Bald1983
Mon Nov 19, 2018 5:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AS Announces long awaited PAE flights on sale now, WN transfers slots to AS
Replies: 145
Views: 20854

Re: AS Announces long awaited PAE flights on sale now

Good news. Would be even better if they flew to SEA and YVR as well. Fly from PAE to SEA and YVR? Mostly because of where I live and then there would be how much easier check in would be compared to SEA. Check in at a small airport like PAE fly to SEA for your connecting flight. PAE would be just a...

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by Bald1983
Mon Nov 19, 2018 4:55 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: When Did United Fully Phase Out Battleship Grey?
Replies: 97
Views: 15329

Re: When Did United Fully Phase Out Battleship Grey?

Apparently I'm in the minority, but I loved the Battleship. I remember watching commercials for United back in the 90s and seeing 747s in the Battleship rolling across the tarmac with "Worldwide Service" tattooed on the side. To me as a teenager at the time, it exuded class and sophistica...

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by Bald1983
Mon Nov 19, 2018 4:54 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Passenger sues BA for being 'squashed next to obese man'
Replies: 145
Views: 18843

Re: Passenger sues BA for being 'squashed next to obese man'

Because what it cost the airlines to transport you is directly related to weight. Couple that with a volume requirement. If you don't fit in the space of one seat, you have to buy 2 seats. Seems completely fair to me. The weight is calculated in. Volume is what matters here. If you take up two seat...

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by Bald1983
Sun Nov 18, 2018 10:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BER News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 469
Views: 79458

Re: Report: New BER airport unlikely to open before 2021

Bright side, the people in Denver, back in the nineties, do not look so bad.

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by Bald1983
Sun Nov 18, 2018 7:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: When Did United Fully Phase Out Battleship Grey?
Replies: 97
Views: 15329

Re: When Did United Fully Phase Out Battleship Grey?

Apparently I'm in the minority, but I loved the Battleship. I remember watching commercials for United back in the 90s and seeing 747s in the Battleship rolling across the tarmac with "Worldwide Service" tattooed on the side. To me as a teenager at the time, it exuded class and sophistica...

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by Bald1983
Sun Nov 18, 2018 7:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Passenger sues BA for being 'squashed next to obese man'
Replies: 145
Views: 18843

Re: Passenger sues BA for being 'squashed next to obese man'

Airfare should be charged by weight like cargo is. Why should someone that's 100 pounds have to pay the same as someone that's 400 pounds? Not to single you out but most everyone on here is talking about weight vs. body type. I'm 5'11'' and 210 lbs but well proportioned. A bit of a "Dad" ...

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by Bald1983
Sun Nov 18, 2018 7:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Passenger sues BA for being 'squashed next to obese man'
Replies: 145
Views: 18843

Re: Passenger sues BA for being 'squashed next to obese man'

Just like there is a carry-on baggage size limit, there should be a human size limit. If your waist measurement is bigger than X inches (not sure specifically what it would be), you should be required to buy a first class seat or two consecutive economy seats. I've been forced to sit next to obese ...

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by Bald1983
Sun Nov 18, 2018 3:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: When Did United Fully Phase Out Battleship Grey?
Replies: 97
Views: 15329

Re: When Did United Fully Phase Out Battleship Grey?

You're conflating brand and fleet/product. The United brand is pretty tired, the fleet/product is not. People see branding, they don't see 'ooooh, an A350'. Brand a class of goods identified by name as the product of a single firm or manufacturer I believe you are conflating livery with brand. The ...

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by Bald1983
Sat Nov 17, 2018 12:24 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: When Did United Fully Phase Out Battleship Grey?
Replies: 97
Views: 15329

Re: When Did United Fully Phase Out Battleship Grey?

Do people actually miss the tulip that much? Brands move on, it's fine. I think we're at a point though where United just needs to do an image reinvention that loses both old CO and old UA behind. It just dredges up old differences now and leaves the brand feeling tired. United will soon be flying ...

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by Bald1983
Thu Nov 15, 2018 3:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: When Did United Fully Phase Out Battleship Grey?
Replies: 97
Views: 15329

Re: When Did United Fully Phase Out Battleship Grey?

It may be a broken record by now, but the CO branding just needs to go away. Its almost 30 years old, was never engaging to begin with, and continues to serve as a divisive symbol for two airlines that just don’t want to combine. No matter how many Polaris seats you have or how many times you can s...

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by Bald1983
Thu Nov 15, 2018 12:58 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: When Did United Fully Phase Out Battleship Grey?
Replies: 97
Views: 15329

Re: When Did United Fully Phase Out Battleship Grey?

It may be a broken record by now, but the CO branding just needs to go away. Its almost 30 years old, was never engaging to begin with, and continues to serve as a divisive symbol for two airlines that just don’t want to combine. No matter how many Polaris seats you have or how many times you can s...

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by Bald1983
Thu Nov 15, 2018 12:52 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: When Did United Fully Phase Out Battleship Grey?
Replies: 97
Views: 15329

Re: When Did United Fully Phase Out Battleship Grey?

The battleship gray looked great when it was first painted but it did not age well once it started fading. UA tended to let the planes go far too long between repaints and the result was a fleet that did not put UA in a good light. United, in its later years, put little effort and money in refurbis...

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by Bald1983
Thu Nov 15, 2018 12:51 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: When Did United Fully Phase Out Battleship Grey?
Replies: 97
Views: 15329

Re: When Did United Fully Phase Out Battleship Grey?

Unpopular opinion I’m sure....but I loved this livery. Being born in 1992 and growing up in Denver, it’s just the United I remember. Back when they had happy meals for kids on board! I remember getting to fly in 747 once, it was a domestic flight....Denver to Orlando but I think we connected somewh...

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by Bald1983
Thu Nov 15, 2018 12:43 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: When Did United Fully Phase Out Battleship Grey?
Replies: 97
Views: 15329

Re: When Did United Fully Phase Out Battleship Grey?

Anything is better than the currently "United" livery though. It's dated, ugly, and bland. Their entire branding honestly is just so bad. It may be a broken record by now, but the CO branding just needs to go away. Its almost 30 years old, was never engaging to begin with, and continues t...

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by Bald1983
Sun Nov 11, 2018 2:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why has AA just kept holding onto their MD80's?
Replies: 109
Views: 17672

Re: Why has AA just kept holding onto their MD80's?

They needed to go well over a decade ago. They are consistently unreliable and have been for years. Every other airline retired them long ago. And AA has been saying for many years they are going to get rid of them. Why has it taken them so long? Financial woes, perhaps? AA made the calculation tha...

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by Bald1983
Sat Nov 10, 2018 4:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL Pax Told to Sit in Feces-Stained Seat
Replies: 113
Views: 17643

Re: DL Pax Told to Sit in Feces-Stained Seat

According to the press reports, the feces in this incident did not come from a peacock, but rather a dog. And it *was* a service dog, not an emotional support animal. So why are you bringing up this issue here? Because I want to. It is called free speech. If you do not like it, do not read it. My r...

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by Bald1983
Fri Nov 09, 2018 7:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL Pax Told to Sit in Feces-Stained Seat
Replies: 113
Views: 17643

Re: DL Pax Told to Sit in Feces-Stained Seat

Before I get ripped into, let me first put out a crystal clear disclaimer that I find the situation the passenger was faced with to be not only gross but unhealthy. Additionally, while we have only heard one side of the customer service part of this story, based on everything we know Delta employee...

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by Bald1983
Fri Nov 09, 2018 5:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL Pax Told to Sit in Feces-Stained Seat
Replies: 113
Views: 17643

Re: DL Pax Told to Sit in Feces-Stained Seat

I will say as a Delta Medallion (alternates gold/silver due to rollover miles) -- which I mention not to prove I'm important and should be treated well, but to make it clear I know how Delta operates -- that they under-compensate for problems. However, all you do is say "listen, you gave me 50...

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by Bald1983
Fri Nov 09, 2018 5:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL Pax Told to Sit in Feces-Stained Seat
Replies: 113
Views: 17643

Re: DL Pax Told to Sit in Feces-Stained Seat

Two points: One. The ONLY animals that should be allowed in the passenger cabin are service dogs, such as seeing eye dogs. Emotional service peacocks, etc., should be banned, across the bird. If you cannot fly without your peacock, don't fly. According to the press reports, the feces in this incide...

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by Bald1983
Tue Nov 06, 2018 6:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL Pax Told to Sit in Feces-Stained Seat
Replies: 113
Views: 17643

Re: DL Pax Told to Sit in Feces-Stained Seat

Two points: One. The ONLY animals that should be allowed in the passenger cabin are service dogs, such as seeing eye dogs. Emotional service peacocks, etc., should be banned, across the bird. If you cannot fly without your peacock, don't fly. Second, this shows a corporate culture breakdown. The fli...

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by Bald1983
Tue Nov 06, 2018 2:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airports where pax had to use stairs to board 747, DC-10, L-1011
Replies: 250
Views: 19673

Re: Airports where pax had to use stairs to board 747, DC-10, L-1011

I remember getting off a Continental Airlines 747 at Denver Stapleton in 1971 via stairs.

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by Bald1983
Fri Nov 02, 2018 7:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA Baggage handler rides in cargo MCIORD
Replies: 37
Views: 8661

Re: AA Baggage handler rides in cargo MCIORD

I am pretty sure he sobered up real quick when the plane was rolling down the runway! I am somewhat shocked he actually admitted to being intoxicated! I am all for honesty, but I would do all I could to save my job! Good luck to him finding another job in this industry. The only thing that leads to...

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by Bald1983
Fri Nov 02, 2018 1:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Sir Tim Clark: Emirates next batches of A380s will be powered by RR
Replies: 595
Views: 95171

Re: Bloomberg: A380-Saving Emirates Deal Is Stalled Due to Engine Impasse

BA already has an intensive schedule with the B744 wnd would probably be able to do the hourly service with a very premium A380 instead of B744 and gain market share. Replacing the B744 by B787-10 will result in a capacity reduction and a loss of market share. Many people tend to focus on unit prof...

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by Bald1983
Wed Oct 24, 2018 1:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet Upgrade Status - 2018
Replies: 2603
Views: 380066

Re: United Fleet Upgrade Status - 2018

Forgive me if this has been discussed. I don't follow this thread very often anymore, even though I started the original one years ago. What routes are planned for the upcoming 787-10s? Will ORD finally see any of UA's 787s? I picked my screen name around 2005 and still haven't been on the 787, pri...

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by Bald1983
Tue Oct 23, 2018 7:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet Upgrade Status - 2018
Replies: 2603
Views: 380066

Re: United Fleet Upgrade Status - 2018

Forgive me if this has been discussed. I don't follow this thread very often anymore, even though I started the original one years ago. What routes are planned for the upcoming 787-10s? Will ORD finally see any of UA's 787s? I picked my screen name around 2005 and still haven't been on the 787, pri...

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by Bald1983
Sun Oct 21, 2018 4:22 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why did DL/UA cut NRT-JFK-NRT?
Replies: 115
Views: 17405

Re: Why did DL/UA cut NRT-JFK-NRT?

First off, I'm not sure if UA ever served JFK-NRT. They do however, serve EWR-NRT. Delta cut it's JFK-NRT route likely so that they can shift their focus to ATL. United flew JFK-NRT for years and even today flies EWR- NRT non stop. I suspect if we EVER go back to JFK? We'll do it again. Not sure. U...

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by Bald1983
Sat Oct 20, 2018 3:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why did UA get rid of so many PW 757’s
Replies: 52
Views: 11190

Re: Why did UA get rid of so many PW 757’s

At the time, they were casualties of the then cost-cutting management philosophy with the post merger United. On top of that, they badly needed avionics and interior upgrades at the time, The management at the time had zero growth strategy, was in cost cutting mode and felt it unnecessary to invest...

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by Bald1983
Wed Oct 10, 2018 8:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Sir Tim Clark: Emirates next batches of A380s will be powered by RR
Replies: 595
Views: 95171

Re: Bloomberg: A380-Saving Emirates Deal Is Stalled Due to Engine Impasse

Let's move away from programs to the overall market for a second: Air traffic keeps growing, infrastructure gets congested, industry is consolidating. This is no PR-spin these seem to be the facts. This is why I see a future need for big aircraft. Maybe we have not the right ones for the real big s...

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by Bald1983
Wed Oct 10, 2018 8:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emotional support animal again, woman removed, flight delayed
Replies: 103
Views: 13308

Re: Emotional support animal again, woman removed, flight delayed

Here is how to deal with squirrels: The Derby itself might gallop by in a matter of minutes, but you'll need plenty of time to let this meaty stew simmer down to the proper consistency. It freezes well but also provides the perfect excuse to have a few dozen friends over to watch the race, sip mint ...

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by Bald1983
Wed Oct 10, 2018 1:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JetBlue to add Basic Economy product. Company “success is at risk” if not matches others
Replies: 179
Views: 18676

Re: JetBlue to add Basic Economy product. Company “success is at risk” if not matches others

Unfortunately, the search engines for coach only highlight basic economy. Until the airlines start offering a comparison with amenities, the search have become worthless for anyone looking for more than Y- but not business. Sadly, they must put more seats (reduce pitch) as that is what the market d...

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