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by Cointrin330
Mon Sep 17, 2018 10:58 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Berlin livery A320 spotted at DUB?
Replies: 17
Views: 4005

Re: Air Berlin livery A320 spotted at DUB?

I was at SCL in January and upon taxiing I spotted an ex-Air Berlin A321.

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by Cointrin330
Sun Sep 16, 2018 12:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why did UA dehub MIA?
Replies: 66
Views: 8359

Re: Why did UA dehub MIA?

United was always playing second to AA in MIA. UA also started flying to many of the big Latin destinations fro its own hubs in ORD, IAD, Newark and Houston. GRU is served from all the mentioned hubs and EZE from some. Sure UA gave up what market flew to or from MIA for nonstops from their hubs. UA...

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by Cointrin330
Tue Sep 11, 2018 10:48 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Did United ever serve Gatwick?
Replies: 13
Views: 2429

Re: Did United ever serve Gatwick?

Long before the merger, CO used to operate from LGW but was finally able to move to LHR. Indeed. CO operated DEN-LGW (the route was axed before the opening of DIA though and around the time that CO officially de-hubbed DEN). CO also operated 2 x IAH (both flights were on the 777-200ER by the time C...

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by Cointrin330
Mon Sep 10, 2018 4:57 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: A Great Upgrade From Washington to Amsterdam in United Polaris
Replies: 1
Views: 2550

Re: A Great Upgrade From Washington to Amsterdam in United Polaris

Nice, informative review. UA does have the cool gel pillows on Polaris Business equipped aircraft, and not just the 777 so what the flight attendant told you was incorrect. I flew UA to ATH and back from FCO, both flights on 767-400s and EWR-VCE and back this summer, and all flights had the pillows....

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by Cointrin330
Sun Sep 09, 2018 2:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: TAP to add 15 new routes, 3 from OPO
Replies: 87
Views: 13103

Re: TAP to add 15 new routes, 3 from OPO

Anyone know if UA will resume EWR-OPO for S'19?

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by Cointrin330
Sat Sep 08, 2018 12:44 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Did United operate EWR-NRT prior to merger with CO
Replies: 30
Views: 3807

Re: Did United operate EWR-NRT prior to merger with CO

Back when United had 747-200s did they operated EWR-NRT? No, United operated JFK-NRT with 2 B747-222B's then B747-422's up to the time of the merger then operated from EWR after the merger I wouldn't be so sure about that. When I flew NRT-JFK on United 800 back in August of 2006, it was flown by a ...

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by Cointrin330
Fri Sep 07, 2018 3:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Did United operate EWR-NRT prior to merger with CO
Replies: 30
Views: 3807

Re: Did United operate EWR-NRT prior to merger with CO

UA mostly operated the 772 on EWR-LHR, but at the start, it was a 747SP for a time.

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by Cointrin330
Tue Sep 04, 2018 11:04 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why is Air Canada mainline taking back so many Rouge routes?
Replies: 63
Views: 11135

Re: Why is Air Canada mainline taking back so many Rouge routes?

The "airline within an airline" model has proven itself, time and again, to NOT work. The industry is littered with failed attempts to force lower pay and more hours on a subset of employees to try and face off with LCC competition by a legacy airline. It does not work. Ted, Shuttle by Un...

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by Cointrin330
Tue Sep 04, 2018 1:14 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why is Air Canada mainline taking back so many Rouge routes?
Replies: 63
Views: 11135

Re: Why is Air Canada mainline taking back so many Rouge routes?

The "airline within an airline" model has proven itself, time and again, to NOT work. The industry is littered with failed attempts to force lower pay and more hours on a subset of employees to try and face off with LCC competition by a legacy airline. It does not work. Ted, Shuttle by Uni...

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by Cointrin330
Mon Sep 03, 2018 7:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Swissair 111 crash 20 years ago
Replies: 49
Views: 9336

Re: Swissair 111 crash 20 years ago

This tragedy impacted me like no other. I was living in London at the time and remember hearing about it on the early morning news shows and was in complete shock. I grew up flying SR 111/110 two or three times a year from JFK to GVA and back in the 1970's and 1980s and was shaken to the core when s...

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by Cointrin330
Mon Sep 03, 2018 5:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Strange noise coming from a Boeing 777-200 during flight?
Replies: 25
Views: 7216

Re: Strange noise coming from a Boeing 777-200 during flight?

Have experienced that on the 767-400ER as well. It's pretty normal.

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by Cointrin330
Mon Sep 03, 2018 4:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What the heck is going on with American Airlines?
Replies: 196
Views: 29667

Re: What the heck is going on with American Airlines?

American really fails when it comes to the customer service side of the operation. Pre-merger AA was customer satisfaction focused. Up until it expired in January of this year, I was either Platinum or Executive Platinum all the way back to 2011, gold or platinum back to 06. In August of 2016, I ha...

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by Cointrin330
Sun Sep 02, 2018 12:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: ATL-WAW route
Replies: 44
Views: 6266

Re: ATL-WAW route

I don't see DL starting ATL-WAW any time soon. The market just isn't there. Poland is very much a VFR route and a largely O&D one with the bulk of the Polish American community centered around Chicago and the New York metro region. Business demand to WAW isn't strong. As for further DL adds ex-A...

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by Cointrin330
Sat Sep 01, 2018 7:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qantas SFO-SYD
Replies: 2
Views: 1063

Qantas SFO-SYD

Today marks the start of QF service from MEL-SFO and I am curious as to what QF will eventually replace the 744 operating on the SFO-SYD route with. Flying it in November.

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by Cointrin330
Sat Sep 01, 2018 7:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: QANTAS' Very last 747 "domestic" flight between LAX and JFK today
Replies: 43
Views: 10080

Re: QANTAS' Very last 747 "domestic" flight between LAX and JFK today

Interesting to note that the start of 787-9 service on LAX-JFK-LAX by QF is a return to twin-engine ops on this sector. QF did for a while operate the A332 on the route, which I think was an extension of AKL-LAX.

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by Cointrin330
Fri Aug 31, 2018 11:01 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Airlines Confirms 767 Retirement Date
Replies: 83
Views: 15682

Re: American Airlines Confirms 767 Retirement Date

Good riddance. The AA 767's are unreliable, dingy on the inside (particularly in economy) with an interior look stuck in 1987. The front of the cabin has been upgraded but the issue here is reliability. Just look at what happened to AA 94 from JFK to MAD on Wednesday this week. Took off, returned to...

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by Cointrin330
Fri Aug 31, 2018 10:59 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Announces EWR-PRG, EWR-NAP, SFO-AMS
Replies: 125
Views: 14707

Re: United Announces EWR-PRG, EWR-NAP, SFO-AMS

What is overlooked in the Greece market, are two things.....(1) Greece no longer has their own carrier that does transatlantic service, and (2) there used to be charters during peak Summer seasons, in the past, but not now. "Tourist" travel doesn't always equate to "cheap tickets&quo...

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by Cointrin330
Thu Aug 30, 2018 6:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why Can't American Airlines Make Germany Work?
Replies: 84
Views: 15453

Why Can't American Airlines Make Germany Work?

The fact that AA dropped PHL-FRA and PHL-MUC entirely is very telling in that American Airlines simply cannot make certain parts of Europe work for it, even as a much larger carrier with more feed post-merger than the already sizable scale it had before merging with US. Yes, CLT offers more connecti...

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by Cointrin330
Thu Aug 30, 2018 6:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Announces EWR-PRG, EWR-NAP, SFO-AMS
Replies: 125
Views: 14707

Re: United Announces EWR-PRG, EWR-NAP, SFO-AMS

Naples is interesting, is United the first US Airline to fly there? Naples itself is ugly and boring for the most part, but the surroundings ... Amalfi Coast! Naples is hardly boring, though it has a lot of rough edges. It is a major cruise port, a gateway to the Amalfi Coast, Capri, Sorrento, and ...

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by Cointrin330
Thu Aug 30, 2018 6:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Announces EWR-PRG, EWR-NAP, SFO-AMS
Replies: 125
Views: 14707

Re: United Announces EWR-PRG, EWR-NAP, SFO-AMS

NAP surprises me. It's good for Amalfi coast tourists and the like, but there are some more difficulties in doing business in that part of Italy. UA has grown their Italian presence in the last 3 years. Going from 1x IAD-FCO and 1x EWR-MXP to adding FCO-ORD and EWR, along with EWR- VCE. I'm a bit s...

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by Cointrin330
Thu Aug 30, 2018 12:36 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: 3 New routes for UA
Replies: 50
Views: 4470

Re: 3 New routes for UA

STT757 wrote:
Cointrin330 wrote:
If these routes are indeed the new ones, can we assume EWR-NAP and EWR-PRG are going to be on the 767-300ER with SFO-AMS on the 787-8 or 787-9?


NAP and PRG may be on the 764, SFO-AMS probably a 788.


It's offically a 763 for NAP and PRG. A 789 for AMS.

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by Cointrin330
Thu Aug 30, 2018 12:56 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: 3 New routes for UA
Replies: 50
Views: 4470

Re: 3 New routes for UA

If these routes are indeed the new ones, can we assume EWR-NAP and EWR-PRG are going to be on the 767-300ER with SFO-AMS on the 787-8 or 787-9?

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by Cointrin330
Thu Aug 30, 2018 12:51 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Canada Rouge Flight B763 1604 landed at KBTV Burlington Vermont
Replies: 26
Views: 4807

Re: Air Canada Rouge Flight B763 1604 landed at KBTV Burlington Vermont

Is that typical for them to use a 763 on that route? Rare to see wide bodies on these stage lengths anymore. Fort Lauderdale is one of the largest cruise ports in the world. Plenty of traffic in and out. Rouge flies the 763 into FLL year round. I was there in February and there was one headed to YY...

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by Cointrin330
Wed Aug 29, 2018 2:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Cape Air to start JFK
Replies: 52
Views: 5118

Re: Cape Air to start JFK

That's a turboprop that will spend many minutes taxiing around JFK owing to delays. Why bother flying this when B6 serves the market.

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by Cointrin330
Tue Aug 28, 2018 7:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why does Delta fly CLE-BDL?
Replies: 37
Views: 4022

Re: Why does Delta fly CLE-BDL?

DL has made it part of their strategy to fly a good number of P2P routes particularly where they can leverage corporate contracts. CLE-BDL was a long standing route, operated by Continental, then United, until United dropped it once they de-hubbed CLE. There are businesses on both ends that use it a...

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by Cointrin330
Sat Aug 25, 2018 8:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Just How Close Was U.S. Airways to Shutting Down in 2004-2005?
Replies: 77
Views: 10174

Re: Just How Close Was U.S. Airways to Shutting Down in 2004-2005?

The fleet in 1996, when the rebrand to USAirways occurred was indeed a hodgepodge of planes from legacy USAir, Allegheny, Piedmont, and PSA to name a few. I think you mean US, not AA. Yep, US. Amazing how after a few years, my tendency to substitute AA for US has grown. Wow. Yeah, US was a real mix...

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by Cointrin330
Sat Aug 25, 2018 2:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Just How Close Was U.S. Airways to Shutting Down in 2004-2005?
Replies: 77
Views: 10174

Re: Just How Close Was U.S. Airways to Shutting Down in 2004-2005?

Not close. Large airlines don't shutdown. Even Frontier which was much more superfluous to the national airspace system found Ch11 financing. Airlines with $100s of millions of dollars in slots that have to be operated to be retained aren't going to just shut down. It was just a question of what fi...

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by Cointrin330
Sat Aug 25, 2018 11:51 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Just How Close Was U.S. Airways to Shutting Down in 2004-2005?
Replies: 77
Views: 10174

Re: Just How Close Was U.S. Airways to Shutting Down in 2004-2005?

Hello everybody, I was going through some random pages in the back catalog of this forum from 2004-2005 and, one consistent topic that kept coming up was U.S. Airways was on its deathbed and it was days away from shutting down. I knew they were having some serious financial problems but, I didn't k...

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by Cointrin330
Sat Aug 25, 2018 11:43 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Canada and the 787-10?
Replies: 21
Views: 4171

Re: Air Canada and the 787-10?

AC's A330's aren't that new, but they are not that old either. They seem to like the plane and I thought they were going to order a few more, or get some secondhand. I can see AC ordering more 787s in general as a solution to the 767-300ER fleet at Rouge. Those are some very old 767s and at some poi...

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by Cointrin330
Fri Aug 24, 2018 1:26 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Future of trans Atlantic to Eastern Europe?
Replies: 12
Views: 1733

Re: Future of trans Atlantic to Eastern Europe?

Well, AA added PRG and BUD nonstop from PHL this year (they briefly operated JFK-BUD when Malev was around, but that was pre-BK). The PRG and BUD routes for AA have apparently done well and you can see from the additional adds next summer, the strategy works. Year round these routes are tough. There...

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by Cointrin330
Fri Aug 24, 2018 12:48 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UPDATED: AA drops ORD-PEK/PVG, reduces NRT
Replies: 456
Views: 57673

Re: UPDATED: AA drops ORD-PEK/PVG, reduces NRT

The fact that American cannot make ORD-NRT work illustrates the lost opportunities that a stronger, tighter network integration with Japan Airlines, a oneworld alliance member, would help achieve. AA and JL are not at the level of what UA has with NH and that is the problem. Elaborate on that. I do...

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by Cointrin330
Thu Aug 23, 2018 11:42 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UPDATED: AA drops ORD-PEK/PVG, reduces NRT
Replies: 456
Views: 57673

Re: UPDATED: AA drops ORD-PEK/PVG, reduces NRT

The fact that American cannot make ORD-NRT work illustrates the lost opportunities that a stronger, tighter network integration with Japan Airlines, a oneworld alliance member, would help achieve. AA and JL are not at the level of what UA has with NH and that is the problem.

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by Cointrin330
Wed Aug 22, 2018 3:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta ending PIT-CDG
Replies: 120
Views: 13637

Re: Delta ending PIT-CDG

I don't understand why BA went into Pittsburgh. Sure, London is likely to be the biggest TATL market ex-PIT, but I would have thought EI would do it on a 757, cheaper, and DUB has been positioned by IAG as its third LHR runway.

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by Cointrin330
Tue Aug 21, 2018 11:03 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Report: SQ brand set for major overhaul
Replies: 56
Views: 7942

Re: Report: SQ brand set for major overhaul

Not sure it needs to be subtle, but SQ needs a brand overhaul and a fresh, new look. Hopefully, they will go with something that conveys premium, quality, and excellence, but not in a bland all white and blue color scheme. The Singapore Girl concept has to go. That livery is dated.

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by Cointrin330
Sun Aug 19, 2018 10:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SFO to Europe
Replies: 26
Views: 6447

Re: SFO to Europe

Did TWA fly nonstop to CDG from SFO in the 1980s? I am thinking they did not, but wondering.

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by Cointrin330
Fri Aug 17, 2018 11:00 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Is it time to close LGA?
Replies: 90
Views: 11077

Re: Is it time to close LGA?

You can't close LGA without a suitable alternative ready to open tomorrow and that does not exist. LGA is undergoing not $2BN but $8BN to $10BN in renovations (when all is said and done). That will not resolve the short runway issue or the capacity constraints but the airport is favored because of i...

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by Cointrin330
Tue Aug 14, 2018 12:30 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Philadelphia route expansion?
Replies: 133
Views: 10867

Re: Philadelphia route expansion

Hmm, how about BRU? AA currently doesn't have a flight to Brussels, and PHL would be best suited to fly there from. BRU is a hole in the AA TATL network for sure. USAirways, then AA, flew it from PHL. AA operated a 757 on the route, then dropped it after the terror attacks there. They also flew ORD...

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by Cointrin330
Tue Aug 14, 2018 12:28 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Philadelphia route expansion?
Replies: 133
Views: 10867

Re: Philadelphia route expansion

Varsity1 wrote:
I wonder if Moscow or Cairo would be possible.


Yeah, no.

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by Cointrin330
Mon Aug 13, 2018 4:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Philadelphia route expansion?
Replies: 133
Views: 10867

Re: Philadelphia route expansion

Varsity1 wrote:
I wonder if Moscow or Cairo would be possible.


yeah, no.

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by Cointrin330
Mon Aug 13, 2018 11:00 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: New York to Buenos Aires (JFK-EZE) AA 777-300ER
Replies: 3
Views: 8907

Re: New York to Buenos Aires (JFK-EZE) AA 777-300ER

Still interesting to read, even without photos. Thanks for posting. It sounds like the 77W is a great airplane to fly on. I have never been on it. AA's 77Ws are indeed nice. They are well kept inside and the ride was reasonably comfortable given the 10 across in Y which is just criminal. The 77W do...

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by Cointrin330
Mon Aug 13, 2018 10:58 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Time for AA to monetize JFK slots and Terminal space?
Replies: 111
Views: 13998

Re: Time for AA to monetize JFK slots and Terminal space?

jfklganyc wrote:
JFK will look very different in a decade than it does now.

The airport is going to be built into a more unified, cohesive terminal system.

Delta JetBlue and AA/BA did submit plans to see who goes first.

There seems to be a bit of dispute over the T7 site


Good luck with that.

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by Cointrin330
Mon Aug 13, 2018 10:56 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Is Alitalia unfair competition?
Replies: 19
Views: 3013

Re: Is Alitalia unfair competition?

Alitalia is a basketcase. Always has been. Government subsidies are in violation of EU rules, and AZ isn't too big to fail. The fault lies with its greedy employees who have milked the company dry decades ago and abuse it further for pensions and other subsidies. Absolutely no airline company wants ...

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by Cointrin330
Mon Aug 13, 2018 10:53 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: How is Air Italy doing?
Replies: 16
Views: 4783

Re: How is Air Italy doing?

way too soon to say how airitaly is doing. Some leakaged load factors were not bad, but no rumours about yields so far, and Al Baker said the plan is to be profitable in 3 years. But Alitalia is a menace and a big question mark: they have always been selling non profitables fares and they are going...

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by Cointrin330
Mon Aug 13, 2018 10:49 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: If Beirut-US flights return, which cities could gain service?
Replies: 60
Views: 4890

Re: If Beirut-US flights return, which cities could gain service?

Wasn't Air Canada at one time proposing to fly YYZ to Beirut a few years ago?

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by Cointrin330
Sun Aug 12, 2018 11:54 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta One and United p.s. future aircraft
Replies: 21
Views: 3492

Re: Delta One and United p.s. future aircraft

UA uses 777As on EWR-SFO and some EWR-LAX flights as well. They would likely continue to move traffic on wide bodies between these three hubs regardless of what ends up replacing the 757s on the transcons.

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by Cointrin330
Fri Aug 10, 2018 11:19 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United updating brand with new colors
Replies: 128
Views: 24584

Re: United updating brand with new colors

UA is undergoing a significant turnaround operationally and from the perspective of profitability and finally it seems the merger debacles are (almost) behind it. The brand could definitely use a bit of a refresh and it seems UA is making subtle, but noticeable changes. The Polaris lounge look and f...

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by Cointrin330
Fri Aug 10, 2018 2:47 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United updating brand with new colors
Replies: 128
Views: 24584

Re: United updating brand with new colors

The decision to include purple (and the other colors) is literally a years-long project. As noted, Premium Plus already wears the purple color. This has absolutely zero to do with Delta. Delta introduced purple nearly two years ago. I Also think the ‘globe’ pattern they use on the Polaris table clo...

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by Cointrin330
Fri Aug 10, 2018 2:44 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Trans-Atlantic Berlin
Replies: 96
Views: 11188

Re: Trans-Atlantic Berlin

The other problem for Berlin is that it’s just a short hop form Düsseldorf, which has better yields and why LH (via EW) can sustain lower yield TATL services such as RSW, JFK (and soon EWR), MIA, and LAX. The UA/LH JV might be what keeps TXL-EWR alive as I could see UA downgrading it to a 757 in th...

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by Cointrin330
Mon Aug 06, 2018 10:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Time for AA to monetize JFK slots and Terminal space?
Replies: 111
Views: 13998

Re: Time for AA to monetize JFK slots and Terminal space?

American will never close up shop at JFK. Yes, they don't have what DL and B6 have at JFK, but with PHL down the road, they really do not need a major connecting hub at JFK and that is what has changed. JFK serves as a P2P market for AA and for its sizable FF base and its large share of the corporat...

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