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by airzim
Wed Jul 22, 2020 5:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumour: BRU Getting US Pre-Clearance - Possible New Routes?
Replies: 56
Views: 8499

Re: BRU Getting US Pre-Clearance - Possible New Routes

Not sure how per-clearance would drive any additional traffic and thus more flights to the US. All this does is push the immigration process outside the US airports.

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by airzim
Tue Jul 14, 2020 9:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: EWR New Terminal One
Replies: 155
Views: 21717

Re: EWR New Terminal One

The goal is to move the Terminals further West to front Highways 1 & 9, similar to the new Terminal One. They would then move much of the airport's infrastructure on the other side of the highway. Developers already have eyes set on the former Waverly yards site where the airport rail link stat...

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by airzim
Wed Jun 10, 2020 7:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 15 years ago: CO expands to "secondary" EU cities with 757s
Replies: 84
Views: 9979

Re: 15 years ago: CO expands to "secondary" EU cities with 757s

Did they actually ever codeshare? From my impression their relationship with SAS after they started routes to Scandinavia never was very cozy OSL did start in 2004, just after SAS cancelled their OSL-EWR route. When SAS restarted OSL-EWR, Continental didn't last long https://www.united.com/web/en-U...

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by airzim
Wed Jun 10, 2020 2:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 15 years ago: CO expands to "secondary" EU cities with 757s
Replies: 84
Views: 9979

Re: 15 years ago: CO expands to "secondary" EU cities with 757s

The real answer why these are no longer operating is the introduction of the JV with LH/LX/OS/AC. It's not UA's decision alone anymore but a joint decision among the partners. I'm sure that LH preferred routing the secondary markets in Europe through FRA/MUC/ZRH rather than direct from EWR. Coupled ...

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by airzim
Wed Jun 03, 2020 9:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates wants to partner with a US3 airline.
Replies: 92
Views: 15509

Re: Emirates wants to partner with a US3 airline.

You forgot Continental left Skyteam for Star Alliance. No I didn't. Think about why CO left for Star.......... I think DL and EK’s relationship is already too far gone for them or fix it. That's because you're assigning human emotion to what would otherwise be a cold numerical calculation. Corporat...

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by airzim
Wed Jun 03, 2020 7:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates wants to partner with a US3 airline.
Replies: 92
Views: 15509

Re: Emirates wants to partner with a US3 airline.

Just because DL or SkyTeam have not been able to get their act together doesn't mean alliances have a murky future. Of course, SkyTeam definitely has a murky future - every year at least one carrier wants to leave it. Nothing you just said there is based in fact. All three of the alliances have onl...

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by airzim
Fri May 01, 2020 3:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Airlines at JFK
Replies: 57
Views: 6705

Re: American Airlines at JFK

You sure do dish out a lot of criticism for other people's work. If you don't care for my data, just ignore it. I get my data from all public available sources with BTS. The load factor is passengers / seats for T-100. The connection % is based on the available fare data and total passenger count. ...

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by airzim
Thu Apr 30, 2020 9:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Airlines at JFK
Replies: 57
Views: 6705

Re: American Airlines at JFK

How do you calculate Load Factor? Also from MIT, "Load Factor. The number of Revenue Passenger Miles (RPMs) expressed as a percentage of ASMs, either on a particular flight or for the entire system. Load factor represents the proportion of airline output that is actually consumed. To calculate...

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by airzim
Thu Apr 30, 2020 6:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Airlines at JFK
Replies: 57
Views: 6705

Re: American Airlines at JFK

i use average fare, load factor and connection % + connection fares. You don't have to believe what I say. The fact that AA has dropped so many markets out of JFK should tell you everything. My analysis has been remarkably good at anticipating which routes get dropped on jetblue and southwest netwo...

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by airzim
Thu Apr 30, 2020 4:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Airlines at JFK
Replies: 57
Views: 6705

Re: American Airlines at JFK

AA is the weakest in NYC if you have seen the yield data from past 2 years I've been posting. Their yields ratio on various routes they compete with DL/B6 dropped 10% in 2 years against their competitors. That's why they were forced out of some key markets like SEA/SAN/LAS/MCO. All of which indicat...

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by airzim
Thu Apr 30, 2020 3:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Airlines at JFK
Replies: 57
Views: 6705

Re: American Airlines at JFK

Yes, but AA will have to shrink the most. AA has the most debt and weakest point of sale from NYC, so will have to cut capacity at its worst performing hubs (NYC/LAX) more than anyone else. As much as I dislike DL, I think they will consolidate their position in NYC coming out of this. AA is actual...

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by airzim
Tue Mar 10, 2020 8:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet, Network, & Livery Thread - 2020
Replies: 2598
Views: 469181

Re: United Fleet, Network, & Livery Thread - 2020

Very sad to hear UA is going to shrink! It is surprising that UA management has no plan to enhance customer experience with COVID19 to get people back on their planes. I read yesterday that UA is making it harder to change flights during a schedule change. That is not a way to attract customers. Wh...

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by airzim
Sat Mar 07, 2020 3:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet, Network, & Livery Thread - 2020
Replies: 2598
Views: 469181

Re: United Fleet, Network, & Livery Thread - 2020

Not surprised to see SFO hit hard. United has lost its Asian presence which helped support connections. Also, many tech companies are able to allow work from home in SFO and around the country. We are being allowed to work from home no questions asked so we do not need to travel or use planes. I th...

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by airzim
Sat Mar 07, 2020 3:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Continental 747's and EWR
Replies: 51
Views: 6967

Re: Continental 747's and EWR

They operated 747's on EWR-LAX in the early 90s, and I'm pretty sure an NRT-SEA-LAX same plane service for a short time in the late 80s or early 90s. It was always an impressive sight to see the nose pull into the curved contours of gates 68 A and B at LAX. When CO was first awarded NRT from SEA, t...

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by airzim
Fri Mar 06, 2020 1:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Did the Northwest DC-10 ever make it to its Asian network?
Replies: 90
Views: 11714

Re: Did the Northwest DC-10 ever make it to its Asian network?

I'm pretty certain I flew a DC-10 to KUL at one point. I also flew the DC-10s many times between SFO and NRT. In addition, NW flew the 10s to BOM Yes, you are correct. In the mid nineties NW flew a DTW-AMS-BOM rotation on a DC-10 30. It didn't last very long. Maybe a year. I'm pretty certain they f...

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by airzim
Thu Mar 05, 2020 9:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Did the Northwest DC-10 ever make it to its Asian network?
Replies: 90
Views: 11714

Re: Did the Northwest DC-10 ever make it to its Asian network?

I'm pretty certain I flew a DC-10 to KUL at one point. I also flew the DC-10s many times between SFO and NRT.

In addition, NW flew the 10s to BOM

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by airzim
Fri Feb 07, 2020 6:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: British Airways interested in flying US Domestic Routes
Replies: 159
Views: 21655

Re: British Airways interested in flying US Domestic Routes

Lots of (deliberate) mischaracterising of BA short haul on here. They do buy-on-board in economy, and have (like all European carriers) economy style seating in Club Europe (with a blocked middle seat) because their average flight time is an hour (and max three hours — ATH, DME) and the competition...

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by airzim
Thu Jan 09, 2020 7:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Could UA gets JFK slots through a JV?
Replies: 32
Views: 5224

Re: Could UA gets JFK slots through a JV?

At least United ( Continental?) managed to get SAS to shift from JFK to EWR EWR is Jersey :) I flew EWR-LHR in BA in ‘97, and the gate beside mine was an SK flight to CPH. So SK were flying to EWR long before CO joined Star, and while UA was operating to both EWR/JFK? Yeah, SK has been a long-time ...

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by airzim
Mon Dec 16, 2019 9:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New EWR Airtrain, New LGA AIRTRAIN, New EWR Terminal 2
Replies: 94
Views: 21171

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

Actually, for LGA they should extend the N train to LGA AND build Airtrain but to Jamaica. Once Airtrain is built from LGA Jamaica, a few of those trains can run non-stop between LGA and JFK. While not seemless you'd still have to go through security, LGA can then server as a sort of "domestic...

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by airzim
Tue Dec 10, 2019 10:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Malta to begin long haul services with 2 A321XLR
Replies: 37
Views: 9319

Re: Air Malta to begin long haul services with 2 A321XLR

I did work with Air Malta many years ago. They were run like a scheduled charter carrier. Something like 75% of their business was package tours. The majority of their direct sales traffic was grabbing lucrative Libyan traffic during the sanctions and snagging full fare Y tickets. I assume that's mo...

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by airzim
Fri Nov 22, 2019 6:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumor: United seeking SFO-MNL route
Replies: 80
Views: 13131

Re: Rumor: United seeking SFO-MNL route

Of course flights to Philippines is low yielding. Flights to all of Asia is low yielding thanks to CN3. When you can fly in business to MNL from NYC for $2500 round trip on CA, there is only so much the competition can charge. Having a few people only flying DL to MNL isn't suddenly going to make t...

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by airzim
Sun Oct 20, 2019 3:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United posts Q3 2019 results
Replies: 79
Views: 20023

Re: United posts Q3 2019 results

I am confused. Are you saying Delta made the most money (profit) in the 2nd quarter across the Pacific? If so, totally shocked. That is exactly what the numbers state. Collectively all the US carriers (including cargo) have lost money in the Pacific every quarter for three years now. But Delta has ...

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by airzim
Tue Sep 10, 2019 4:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Cathay ending YVR-JFK service
Replies: 99
Views: 18371

Re: Cathay ending YVR-JFK service

At this stage, I highly doubt that SQ will be getting rid of the FRA stop until they have an aircraft with a more balanced cabin than the ULR that can fly SIN-JFK nonstop. They are hugely benefitting from the capacity on the FRA-SIN sector where they are in a JV with LH which also helps them fill u...

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by airzim
Thu Aug 22, 2019 8:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: UA Announcing CUR, NCE and PMO and expanding some existing routes
Replies: 251
Views: 37312

Re: Updated: UA Announcing CUR, NCE and PMO and expanding some existing routes

I suspect these seasonal European adds are linked to Med cruises traffic. PMO, NCE, NAP, VCE, etc.

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by airzim
Mon Aug 05, 2019 1:57 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SWISS Announces Zurich To Washington D.C. and Osaka
Replies: 87
Views: 16281

Re: SWISS Announces Zurich To Washington D.C. and Osaka

I always found it perplexing that LX even left IAD back in 2003, it always seemed to be a huge whole in their network IMHO. In 2003, LX were losing money, and announced they were to join oneworld. The route then would have been just O/D, as there's have been little feed at IAD. The proposed oneworl...

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by airzim
Thu Aug 01, 2019 10:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United going after hidden-city travellers
Replies: 372
Views: 46295

Re: United going after hidden-city travellers

Of course they lose the ability of selling it because they already sold it. If the customer uses that ticket or not should be irrelevant to the airline. They sold it, they got their money. That's where it ends. Customer has the right, but not the obligation to use it. To the airline this should not...

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by airzim
Thu Aug 01, 2019 9:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United going after hidden-city travellers
Replies: 372
Views: 46295

Re: United going after hidden-city travellers

I'll state the obvious. They lose the ability to sell that downline booking, because it's reserved for someone who has no intention of using it. Of course they lose the ability of selling it because they already sold it. If the customer uses that ticket or not should be irrelevant to the airline. T...

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by airzim
Thu Aug 01, 2019 9:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United going after hidden-city travellers
Replies: 372
Views: 46295

Re: United going after hidden-city travellers

I plan to do this in a few weeks with my family. I booked a great fare in long haul J which involves 6 legs with segments 2-4 operated by a Star carrier on that airline’s ticket stock. However I want to skip the last leg (leg 6) on UA and I’ve booked a separate ticket on another carrier for the foll...

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by airzim
Tue Jul 30, 2019 9:43 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Why no US3 to Egypt ?
Replies: 71
Views: 11223

Re: Why no US3 to Egypt ?

Exactly. The US3 is VERY risk adverse after 9/11 and I would doubt they would fly to a Muslim majority nation without significant J traffic. The only flights recently that the US3 flew were UA's flights to KWI/DXB/DOH out of IAD and DL's venture into DXB. Without significant J traffic the risk is n...

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by airzim
Tue Jul 30, 2019 1:22 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: How are Egyptair and Kuwait doing at JFK?
Replies: 22
Views: 6087

Re: How are Egyptair and Kuwait doing at JFK?

EgyptAir is now non-stop from Cairo to both New York JFK and Washington Dulles and the route to Cairo has fairly strong demand nonstop from America. I'm aware of their IAD flight, but that doesn't really change the market realities of those two carriers. MS is trying to save their proverbial bacon ...

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by airzim
Mon Jul 29, 2019 10:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: How are Egyptair and Kuwait doing at JFK?
Replies: 22
Views: 6087

Re: How are Egyptair and Kuwait doing at JFK?

I would assume Egyptair in particular must be doing good considering unlike KU, they fly to JFK nonstop, but KU still has the return nonstop and also on their new 77W's. JFK is also the sole US destination for both MS and KU, how are they doing loads wise? They are likely losing boatloads of money ...

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by airzim
Mon Jul 29, 2019 9:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: How are Egyptair and Kuwait doing at JFK?
Replies: 22
Views: 6087

Re: How are Egyptair and Kuwait doing at JFK?

I would assume Egyptair in particular must be doing good considering unlike KU, they fly to JFK nonstop, but KU still has the return nonstop and also on their new 77W's. JFK is also the sole US destination for both MS and KU, how are they doing loads wise? They are likely losing boatloads of money ...

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by airzim
Thu Jul 25, 2019 2:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Pan Am New York to Tehran flights
Replies: 52
Views: 7705

Re: Pan Am New York to Tehran flights

I'm not sure what's weirder: the fact a U.S. carrier once flew to Iran, or that the same carrier also flew to Pakistan Times change. The US was propping up the Shah, and Pakistan, who was seen as a bulwark against them pesky commies Amd religious terrorism was pretty much unheard of. Not even remot...

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by airzim
Fri Jul 12, 2019 3:38 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why doesnt Air New Zealand fly to New York?
Replies: 64
Views: 12728

Re: Why doesnt Air New Zealand fly to New York?

Also, NZ isn't exactly an airline that could command enough J seats to even reach EWR, and if they did one-stop via LAX, they couldn't carry local traffic to New York...meaning a very empty plane on the LAX-New York sector as they have only one New Zealand destination---AKL (by contrast, NZ can lev...

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by airzim
Sat Jun 22, 2019 3:19 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: UA reinstating BOM and DEL service by September 6th, 2019
Replies: 205
Views: 41117

Re: UA suspends BOM service effective immediately

You do realize your "Over France, Italy, Egypt, Saudi Arabia, UAE, Oman, Pakistan to India avoiding Iranian airspace." flies over the Gulf of Oman which you earlier pointed out was off limits by the FAA. That’s only half true, the FAA order says the Gulf of Oman AND within Iran Airspace ,...

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by airzim
Fri Jun 21, 2019 1:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: UA reinstating BOM and DEL service by September 6th, 2019
Replies: 205
Views: 41117

Re: UA suspends BOM service effective immediately

If UA wanted to operate a one stop flight they most certainly could do that but are additional cost associated with operating a one stop flight. Look at UA's over all international long haul network and show me where you see any one stop flights. There is a reason airlines are moving more and more ...

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by airzim
Thu Jun 13, 2019 12:17 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Craziest Airline Routes from the Past?
Replies: 142
Views: 17062

Re: Craziest Airline Routes from the Past?

Didn’t see mentioned anywhere yet, CO flew HOU-IAH for many years.

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by airzim
Tue Jun 11, 2019 11:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Did Malaysia Airlines fly to Mexico, Argentina, Canada & USA in its heyday!?
Replies: 70
Views: 8873

Re: Did Malaysia Airlines fly to Mexico, Argentina, Canada & USA in its heyday!?

It ended way later, around 1997/8 since my dad flew CGK-(BIK?)-HNL-LAX vv on their MD-11 in 1996 for a summer school in Dallas. The trip was so memorable to him that he remember all the ticket price: $2700 for GA's C class to LAX and $100 each for AA's LAX-DFW/DFW-JFK/JFK-LAX with some sort of stud...

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by airzim
Tue Jun 11, 2019 11:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Did Malaysia Airlines fly to Mexico, Argentina, Canada & USA in its heyday!?
Replies: 70
Views: 8873

Re: Did Malaysia Airlines fly to Mexico, Argentina, Canada & USA in its heyday!?

The last direct flight from Indonesia to North America was Garuda's CGK-HNL-LAX via a DC-10, ended in the late 80s? Northwest planned on starting a 3 weekly SEA-KIX-KUL-CGK using the DC-10 (start date was planned to be 7/1/1996) but for some reason it fell through and was replaced by NW68/69 DTW-KI...

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by airzim
Tue Jun 04, 2019 8:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: How did Airlines Fill up Large Widebodies in the Old days?
Replies: 119
Views: 24573

Re: How did Airlines Fill up Large Widebodies in the Old days?

A commonly cited reason for the downfall of 747 size aircraft is that filling an aircraft of that size with passengers whilst still charging competitive prices for tickets is just too difficult. The thing is, before the days of flat bed seats, 747s used to carry more passengers, in a market that wa...

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by airzim
Wed May 22, 2019 7:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Tries to Seat 2-,4-,6-Year Old Children Separate from Parents
Replies: 105
Views: 14680

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

This story is total BS. Loved the “Americanphile” dig. Sensationalism at its finest. With the accompanying photo of a well behaved happy family. Hmm When this happens, all you have to do is politely ask folks on the plane if people are willing to swap seats. Most people are very accommodating and wi...

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by airzim
Fri May 10, 2019 1:35 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Is Delta truly a one hub airline?
Replies: 71
Views: 11140

Re: Is Delta truly a one hub airline.

MSP, DTW, and SLC are most definitely hubs. The local O&D traffic is minuscule compared to amount of passengers transiting. JFK and SEA are mostly hubs in the sense of feeding long haul traffic due to geographic position and terminal constraints. LAX, LGA, and BOS are more limited in their trans...

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by airzim
Wed May 08, 2019 6:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air New Zealand to JFK?
Replies: 55
Views: 8745

Re: Air New Zealand to JFK?

I agree EWR doesn't have the connection opportunities anything like ORD,IAH,LAX or SFO. However, given UA is their partner it makes perfect sense to go there over JFK. There are very few places in the US (or North America) that you wouldn't be able to reach in a single connection with those 4 UA hu...

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by airzim
Tue May 07, 2019 4:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Denver hub 1990s?
Replies: 89
Views: 13353

Re: United Denver hub 1990s?

The reason why I wrote this article is because with UA starting DEN-FRA service recently and I want to know if the legacy UA (1990s) operated any long haul flights of DEN? As noted, brief stints of 777s on DEN-LHR/FRA were the extent of legacy UAL longhaul service from DEN. NRT was a post-merger ad...

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by airzim
Thu May 02, 2019 1:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Did United ever have scheduled 777 service to Kai Tak
Replies: 13
Views: 3070

Re: Did United ever have scheduled 777 service to Kai Tak

Did you read the picture caption? It kind of answered your question.

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by airzim
Sat Apr 20, 2019 11:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Airlines "Evolution" to Globe Livery released
Replies: 1797
Views: 381904

Re: United Airlines "Evolution" to Globe Livery coming in April

United needs to get past its unmerger. I’ve never seen such a ridiculous display of stupid over a merger, to the point where it’s actually hurting the brand. They’ve held on to this CO livery to pacify the CO crowd at the airline. Get the hell over it. There are still workgroups to this day that do...

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by airzim
Tue Apr 16, 2019 3:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA Launches EWR/CPT
Replies: 107
Views: 22133

Re: UA Launches EWR/CPT

What I find odd is that so many media outlets are calling this the first nonstop between CPT and N.America, which isn't true by any stretch. In fact, it's not even the second. SA has flown scheduled service on JNB-CPT-MIA and JNB-CPT-FLL-ATL-JNB in the past. That's a choice, not a restriction. DL c...

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by airzim
Sat Apr 06, 2019 2:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Airlines "Evolution" to Globe Livery released
Replies: 1797
Views: 381904

Re: United Airlines "Evolution" to Globe Livery coming in April

It's opening day for the white sox and UA's home plate ads are rather placeholder-y looking, and they've never used "airlines" on them before. Make of that what you will. http://i68.tinypic.com/ne7h3.png Continental’s logo was like that; the globe with “Continental Airlines” as 2 lines ne...

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by airzim
Thu Apr 04, 2019 5:59 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Head Scarves and Scheduling
Replies: 77
Views: 7223

Re: Head Scarves and Scheduling

To and from the hotel and at the airport that is not required in Saudi. Westerners are kept in guarded compounds, different rules apply. Crew are issued a letter of introduction to show the religious police if questioned. Once you go out in public it’s time to observe local customs. At shopping mal...

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by airzim
Thu Apr 04, 2019 5:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta and Virgin to launch LGW-JFK and BOS from 2020
Replies: 162
Views: 22025

Re: Delta and Virgin to launch LGW-JFK and BOS from 2020

I'm interested to see what the interior of the refurbed 764s will be like. Have they started mods yet? 34J, 20PE, 28Y+, 156Y images in video https://news.delta.com/new-paths-across-pond-delta-virgin-atlantic-serve-london-gatwick-boston-and-new-york-jfk-2020 Wow. That's quite a shrinkage in Delta se...

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