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by antoniemey
Sat Jun 29, 2019 2:29 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Nashville Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 916
Views: 93852

Re: Nashville Aviation Thread - 2019

https://youtu.be/ibiQEU_78-0 Here’s an old WSMV story from 1987 showing the opening day of the current terminal. Awesome! Thanks for the link. While I didn't get to work the first departure from the new terminal, I did get the pleasure of working the first arrival under its own power. It was a Unit...

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by antoniemey
Thu Jun 13, 2019 1:27 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA Will Now Hold Flights for Connects
Replies: 68
Views: 9852

Re: UA Will Now Hold Flights for Connects

What if United flights were simply on-time? Novel idea, I know - but I was on 6-7 x UA domestic flights this last year and 100% of them were delayed at least 30 minutes due to "late inbound aircraft." What gives? Mostly carryon effect from having major hubs in cities with terrible weather...

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by antoniemey
Wed Jun 12, 2019 3:07 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA Will Now Hold Flights for Connects
Replies: 68
Views: 9852

Re: UA Will Now Hold Flights for Connects

UA has already had a hold/no hold recommendation system built into AERO for several years. I never got to use it because I worked at small outstations not hubs, but the functionality was there. This is merely adding on a notification to the customer that, yes, your flight is being held X long and he...

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by antoniemey
Sat Jun 08, 2019 1:15 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Nashville Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 916
Views: 93852

Re: Nashville Aviation Thread - 2019

No dog in this fight, but some facts: 2018 IND 9,400,000 passengers (+620,000 over 2017) BNA 15,996,000 passengers (+1,860,000 over 2017) 70% more passengers at BNA than IND in 2018 Metro Area Population (Source: Google) Nashville 1.9 Million Indy 2.04 Million (For Comparison) DTW 4.2 Million Peopl...

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by antoniemey
Thu May 30, 2019 1:30 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Nashville Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 916
Views: 93852

Re: Nashville Aviation Thread - 2019

IAH does serve a different purpose, but even the core connecting hubs of ORD and DEN see tons of RJs. UA has got to get more mainline and upgauge their core hubs if they want to be more competitive. At BNA, upgauging and putting a club in would go a long way. BNA-IAH sees 4x daily mainline in Novem...

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by antoniemey
Wed May 22, 2019 12:34 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Airlines "Evolution" to Globe Livery released
Replies: 1781
Views: 356441

Re: United Airlines "Evolution" to Globe Livery released

EduardoL wrote:
When will the second aircraft be presented with the new colors?


When the first XE 175 that wasn't already scheduled for painting in the old colors is delivered.

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by antoniemey
Thu May 16, 2019 4:59 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Airlines "Evolution" to Globe Livery released
Replies: 1781
Views: 356441

Re: United Airlines "Evolution" to Globe Livery released

Why on Earth would UA go ahead and paint one aircraft and unveil this new livery when they knew they wouldn't be able to paint anymore planes until the MAX issues are solved? It takes the all the wind out of their PR/marketing sails. This is just like when they introduced Polaris and then couldn't ...

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by antoniemey
Sat Apr 27, 2019 2:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Nashville Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 916
Views: 93852

Re: Nashville Aviation Thread - 2019

With Vision II making A an assumed L shape, I expect WN to have the rest of C one day. I was thinking the same thing, but now I'm not so sure. Would AA and the Admirals Club relocate to an expanded A? I would think UA would want a United Club at BNA at some point, could an expanded A accommodate bo...

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by antoniemey
Thu Apr 25, 2019 1:35 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Airlines "Evolution" to Globe Livery released
Replies: 1781
Views: 356441

Re: United Airlines "Evolution" to Globe Livery released

Much better in daylight! I hope they decide to accept the small fuel burn penalty associated with painting the 787 engines. They're always painted. It's multiple colors/patterns that are an issue... that and the possibility of slightly different thicknesses between colors of paint. Boeing recommend...

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by antoniemey
Wed Apr 24, 2019 3:16 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Airlines "Evolution" to Globe Livery released
Replies: 1781
Views: 356441

Re: United Airlines "Evolution" to Globe Livery released

iad51fl wrote:
Waiting for the notorious UAL mismatched radomes all over the hubs.


Wouldn't be surprised if they just paint them all white as quickly as possible, to minimize chances of an old radome on a new paintjob once there's a good number of repainted planes.

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by antoniemey
Wed Apr 24, 2019 12:57 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Airlines "Evolution" to Globe Livery released
Replies: 1781
Views: 356441

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

questions wrote:
antoniemey wrote:
slider wrote:
OK, here she is. Sorry about the tech diff...

https://imgur.com/dVpGN5A


The stripe looks purple to me. Pretty nice looking, overall.


It may be Rhapsody Blue.


That thought also occurred to me. We'll see once she's in daylight or once more photos leak.

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by antoniemey
Wed Apr 24, 2019 12:44 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Airlines "Evolution" to Globe Livery released
Replies: 1781
Views: 356441

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

slider wrote:
OK, here she is. Sorry about the tech diff...

https://imgur.com/dVpGN5A


The stripe looks purple to me. Pretty nice looking, overall.

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by antoniemey
Sun Apr 21, 2019 8:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet/Network Thread - 2019
Replies: 1730
Views: 307298

Re: United Fleet/Network Thread - 2019

http://jethros.org.uk/fleets/fleet_list ... _a319.html


Why? They have a massive fleet of CFM powered aircraft. They just happen to be Boeings.
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deltadudejg wrote:
Here is a link for which EasyJet A319s United will be receiving. Still very very odd that they're going to pick up CFM powered A319s

http://jethros.org.uk/fleets/fleet_list ... _a319.html


Why? They have a massive fleet of CFM powered aircraft. They just happen to be Boeings.

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by antoniemey
Thu Apr 18, 2019 4:34 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: When did United Fully Phase Out Rising Blue?
Replies: 25
Views: 4272

Re: When did United Fully Phase Out Rising Blue?

JohnAudiR18 wrote:
Simply and blunt answer: The only thing that stayed United with the merger between the two was United as the name and 744’s weren’t immediately dropped plus they kept hub’s that’s it.


And about half the employees, just about every computer system that's not SHARES or BOLT, headquarters...

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by antoniemey
Wed Apr 17, 2019 10:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United ERJ 145 status
Replies: 34
Views: 6414

Re: United ERJ 145 status

We get these grubby old E-145's all the time on the EWR-BNA route on the non-mainline flights... My wife's seat the other day on the E-145 was being held together with duct tape. You could hardly see out of the window. The seat was not going back into an exit row or anything but the recline was bro...

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by antoniemey
Wed Apr 17, 2019 4:02 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Airlines "Evolution" to Globe Livery released
Replies: 1781
Views: 356441

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

What is going on in Amarillo? Why are they painting a gold stripe and gold globe on that 737-800 (0267) Mmph. This is weird. But the return to service date is just SOOOO PERFECT that it’s ought to be in the new livery. This is strange. either the new livery still has a stripe (where did you see tha...

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by antoniemey
Wed Apr 17, 2019 4:00 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United ERJ 145 status
Replies: 34
Views: 6414

Re: United ERJ 145 status

I can’t speak to the plans on refurb vs retirement but I hope it’s the former because from a comfort perspective I find the ER4 far superior to the CR2 that UA has been adding back into the the fleet. I suppose UA finds the economics of the CR2 superior to the ER4 ? Interesting side note regarding ...

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by antoniemey
Tue Apr 16, 2019 11:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Airlines "Evolution" to Globe Livery released
Replies: 1781
Views: 356441

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

They just posted this: https://twitter.com/united/status/1118219271992033281 This is helpful too. Looks like the tail in the United Tweet is the old one. https://twitter.com/s4hockey4/status/1118220431759224833 Yeah, they took a stock shot of one of their current planes and added some filters to ma...

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by antoniemey
Mon Apr 15, 2019 2:42 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Nashville Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 916
Views: 93852

Re: Nashville Aviation Thread - 2019

Indeed, two new clubs are supposedly coming online with the new international arrivals facility, but that is not scheduled to open until late 2023 and this Sky Club expansion is suppose to be opening next year. I'm really confused. BTW, how big is IND's Sky Club square footage wise? Is there a publ...

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by antoniemey
Sat Apr 13, 2019 2:13 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United announces Star Wars Logo Jet
Replies: 61
Views: 11554

Re: United announces Star Wars Logo Jet

What about a black plane with blue and orange text/winglets say Star Wars. The only thing colse is the lighsaber beams, without the lightsaber on the tail. The plane looks great, but not as advertised. It's hard to tell at the resolution of the video, but they have the movie's title word mark on th...

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by antoniemey
Tue Apr 09, 2019 3:31 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Airlines "Evolution" to Globe Livery released
Replies: 1781
Views: 356441

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

aerohottie wrote:
antoniemey wrote:
wn676 wrote:
FWIW, it looks like UA is hosting a Brand event for employees in Chicago on April 24th.


Oooh, my birthday...

My birthday too...


Happy birthday to us, maybe

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by antoniemey
Tue Apr 09, 2019 2:35 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Airlines "Evolution" to Globe Livery released
Replies: 1781
Views: 356441

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

wn676 wrote:
FWIW, it looks like UA is hosting a Brand event for employees in Chicago on April 24th.


Oooh, my birthday...

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by antoniemey
Sun Apr 07, 2019 1:54 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Airlines "Evolution" to Globe Livery released
Replies: 1781
Views: 356441

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

I ran the NYC half this year and United used the same logo with “Airlines” added. I surmised it was because the Globe is not universally associated with United Airlines so it was added for clarity and emphasis; that this is an airline and not a moving company. Concur. They often add "Airlines&...

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by antoniemey
Wed Apr 03, 2019 11:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Nashville Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 916
Views: 93852

Re: Nashville Aviation Thread - 2019

Has anyone noticed that as of the last few weeks that there have been numerous general departure delays? They have ranged from short (from this AM below), to 30-44 minutes. I wouldn't expect that we have airfield or airspace issues, unless it is something related to construction in the "pit&qu...

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by antoniemey
Wed Apr 03, 2019 2:07 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Passenger gets plane to himself
Replies: 77
Views: 14171

Re: Passenger gets plane to himself

Never been the lucky person to be the only one on the plane... but I've boarded as few as 3 people on a 737 and was the gate agent working the live departure of an empty E-175 one day when ORD was having massive weather delays.

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by antoniemey
Sat Mar 30, 2019 10:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Horizon Air reactivates retired Q400s
Replies: 101
Views: 25464

Re: Horizon Air reactivates retired Q400s

By what standard? It’s disliked by passengers, flight crews, and maintenance alike. It's dangerous to make all encompassing statements. For the type of aircraft it is, I have found the 400 to a comfortable, economical, and an efficient regional ride. If you want to talk about passenger "dislik...

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by antoniemey
Wed Mar 27, 2019 2:52 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet/Network Thread - 2019
Replies: 1730
Views: 307298

Re: United Fleet/Network Thread - 2019

Paint or storage??? Boeing ferried several max8s to PAE a few days ago. I was looking at Google maps of the New Iberia airport. There is a company called Aviation Exteriors Louisiana (AvEx) that paints aircrafts. Maybe that's our reveal aircraft for the updated livery? Makes sense to use a plane th...

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by antoniemey
Tue Mar 26, 2019 12:10 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Airlines "Evolution" to Globe Livery released
Replies: 1781
Views: 356441

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

Technically Continental got the branding change to the globe and blue/grey/gold color combination before their turnaround. Livery debuted in '91. turnaround was end of 94 and 95.Bethune just didn't go the ego route of plastering his own look on the carrier after he and Brenneman fixed things.

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by antoniemey
Thu Mar 21, 2019 11:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Airlines "Evolution" to Globe Livery released
Replies: 1781
Views: 356441

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

Once upon a time the paper ticket wallet was SUPER CRITICAL. Over 4 years doing Customer Service on a UA contract I had SO many people ask for ticket jackets... and I didn't get CS trained until years after they'd been done away with. Kinda think they should be brought back as an "as requested...

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by antoniemey
Sun Mar 17, 2019 8:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Nashville Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 916
Views: 93852

Re: Nashville Aviation Thread - 2019

I know we still get them, but’s it’s been awhile since I’ve actually seen a UA 50 seater at BNA. Today 3 of 5 UA EWR-BNA flights are 50 Seat ER-145's And they’re ALWAYS late. God, please stop sending those pieces of junk here! The planes themselves are fine... It's the fact that they're 50-seaters ...

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by antoniemey
Fri Mar 15, 2019 3:35 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Airlines "Evolution" to Globe Livery released
Replies: 1781
Views: 356441

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

"Jailbird Jeff Smisek"... many of the decisions he made still haunt the airline today. Mainly because they bet the farm on his decisions and lost to DL in the long run. What are some examples of his decisions that are still haunting UA today? Just curious. Thanks. One of them was t ditch ...

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by antoniemey
Mon Mar 11, 2019 11:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Airlines "Evolution" to Globe Livery released
Replies: 1781
Views: 356441

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

The globe livery is out of date and does not make me think of United Airlines. United used to have great brand awareness, positive or negative. The globe does not make me think of United at all. The globe did well with PanAm. Hopefully United will introduce a new logo and branding to improve its im...

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by antoniemey
Sun Mar 10, 2019 3:08 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet/Network Thread - 2019
Replies: 1730
Views: 307298

Re: United Fleet/Network Thread - 2019

Also, since the merger so much money, untold MILLIONS of dollars have been spent on permanent fixtures and signage using that (hand drawn) UNITED we see today, it would be absolutely crazy wasteful to change signage all over the USA and the world. I’m certain that they can do an amazing job with an...

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by antoniemey
Sat Mar 09, 2019 5:28 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Airlines "Evolution" to Globe Livery released
Replies: 1781
Views: 356441

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

ual763 wrote:
Why not bring back the “Meatball”?

Because no one associated with the CO side of the company that experienced the Lorenzo days ever wants to see that logo again.

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by antoniemey
Wed Mar 06, 2019 1:52 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Express/Commutair incident 3/4 at Presque Isle, ME
Replies: 106
Views: 23929

Re: United Express/Commutair incident 3/4 at Presque Isle, ME

Not a single 145XR in the desert though. Yeah, the aircraft is only 14 years old. This bird had a lot of life left in her. It will be interesting to see if it will be returned to service. There is a lot of work to be done! Not for Commutair but I do see stored 145XR - at least per planespotters.net...

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by antoniemey
Wed Feb 06, 2019 2:01 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Nashville Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 916
Views: 93852

Re: Nashville Aviation Thread - 2019

I dont fly NW generally DL with the occasional AA or UA on DL I never see anyone connect at BNA just saying. People connect at BNA on UA (I was an agent working the UA contract at BNA from 2012 until 2016). Not hordes, but an average of a few each day. I imagine the same is true for AA and DL. Ther...

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by antoniemey
Tue Jan 29, 2019 1:40 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: How does extreme cold affect flight ops?
Replies: 76
Views: 9047

Re: How does extreme cold affect flight ops?

If the aircraft is not kept on ground power and air the onboard battery can freeze and the aircraft will not be able to start its APU until external power can be supplied. There are all manner of things that temperatures can affect that you wouldn't necessarily think about until you've been in a col...

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by antoniemey
Fri Jan 25, 2019 5:02 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Republic Airways Communications Outage
Replies: 2
Views: 1066

Re: Republic Airways Communications Outage

Some west coast gate agents just got handed a really crappy evening...

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by antoniemey
Thu Jan 24, 2019 1:49 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Boarding abuses
Replies: 33
Views: 2123

Re: Boarding abuses

United has created a problem for itself by making Premier Silver status too easy to obtain. I was on a full MDT-ORD flight last year with an exceptionally long "group 2" line; the gate agent mentioned that about three-fourths of the passengers on that flight were Premier Silver or higher....

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by antoniemey
Thu Jan 24, 2019 1:40 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet/Network Thread - 2019
Replies: 1730
Views: 307298

Re: United Fleet/Network Thread - 2019

Yes but airlines are always reconfiguring their aircraft. For instance, project Oasis @AA, Delta One, United Polaris, UA high density 763s. When an aircraft is reconfigured the airline (usually) adds seats but if the Max 10 is used at 189 seats, that means one could never be added if a plug is in p...

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by antoniemey
Thu Jan 24, 2019 1:36 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: First Flight - Boeing Electric Flying Car
Replies: 35
Views: 4384

Re: First Flight - Boeing Electric Flying Car

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Boeing#Divisions
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All of you complaining that this is outside Boeing's business area know that they've built boats, right?

Not to mention having their fingers in a few other areas: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Boeing#Divisions

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by antoniemey
Thu Jan 24, 2019 1:26 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet/Network Thread - 2019
Replies: 1730
Views: 307298

Re: United Fleet/Network Thread - 2019

I believe the configuration will be 20/169 because the Max 10 will actually feature the mid cabin door which the Max 9 does not. This will block 2 seats in economy therefore you will only have 4 in one row. Can’t they just plug the door like on the MAX 9? Assuming they can, I think we could see a 2...

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by antoniemey
Thu Jan 24, 2019 1:18 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why did UA choose the B777-300ER and ditch the A350-1000?
Replies: 110
Views: 25176

Re: Why did UA choose the B777-300ER and ditch the A350-1000?

[ Personally I like the current font. As much as I loved Continental, IMHO the brand was looking very dated by the late 2000s. Times style fonts were very early-90s, reflected by both the Continental and United battleship liveries from the era. Adopting a more 'contemporary' font (bland yes, but th...

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by antoniemey
Wed Jan 23, 2019 4:38 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Nashville Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 916
Views: 93852

Re: Nashville Aviation Thread - 2019

You can park a 763 at B7. Back in 2004 the DL ramp (at the time handled by DGS) handled a UA 763 at B5. (Dunno about now, but then you could put a 767 at 5 as long as 3 had a smaller aircraft than a 757.) Not sure what they did upstairs, but it was a charter and we ramp handled it because the Skywe...

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by antoniemey
Mon Jan 21, 2019 11:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: First Look: United reveals new uniforms
Replies: 155
Views: 21629

Re: First Look: United reveals new uniforms

The current UA uniform is just fine, and this new set is a serious downgrade and very unflattering on all those models. The current uniform is made of the cheapest, thinnest material that Cintas could find to make it out of. There are maybe 2 or 3 pieces of the Customer Service uniform that are wor...

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by antoniemey
Fri Jan 18, 2019 5:31 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet/Network Thread - 2019
Replies: 1730
Views: 307298

Re: United Fleet/Network Thread - 2019

iahcsr wrote:
39M
N27511 After sitting 18 days, delivery has occurred. BFISEA 17Jan. Progress.. Now, will N37510 have to wait for 7511 to complete induction or will it deliver sooner ?


What's the reason for these two numbers to be delivered out of order?

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by antoniemey
Wed Jan 16, 2019 12:12 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Big 3 (AA,DL,UA) Regional Airlines -2019
Replies: 102
Views: 13462

Re: Big 3 (AA,DL,UA) Regional Airlines -2019

caflyboy wrote:
At United, Commutair, Translates and Expressjet flying become one,


That would bring it pretty much full circle, since all that flying was ExpressJet's about 7 years ago.

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by antoniemey
Tue Jan 15, 2019 12:40 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumor: United adding gates at CLT
Replies: 111
Views: 12361

Re: Rumor: United adding gates at CLT

I don't get this obsession with UA not having a footprint in deep Dixie. What kind of money are they leaving on the table? Stuff like TYS-FLL? RIC to MCO? Markets well covered by DL & AA with lots of ULCC competition. It would involve allot of capital with questionable results. What UA lacks in...

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by antoniemey
Fri Jan 11, 2019 4:08 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumor: United adding gates at CLT
Replies: 111
Views: 12361

Re: Rumor: United adding gates at CLT

A. There isn't any room at BNA for a 30-40 gate complex, they could only expand either A or B (but not both) and both would net you maybe 15-20 gates max. B. WN is too big now for UA to make a serious push and BNA isn't big enough of a market for both a UA hub and a large WN focus city Ever hear of...

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by antoniemey
Fri Jan 11, 2019 12:25 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AS Fleet Repaint Thread
Replies: 786
Views: 174445

Re: Alaska Airlines starts repainting Airbus fleet

It is just funny because Alaska has never been all Boeing. And now they certainly aren't even with whatever backwards logic they can come up with. Yes they have been all Boeing until now. All Alaska Airlines operated flights were on 737s. Really? What were those AS MD-80s I've flown on? Legally Boe...

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