Nearly all of the 145s Trans States was operating for UA were owned by UA, so, the best and most capable of those will end up with CommutAir.Jump to post
Incorrect, that 150% increase is for actual employees of the airport, many of which its paid by whatever company they work for. For the commuting pilots and FA's, its going from $25 per month to $75. A 200% increase. Its unreal and no one in administration will even answers calls or messages about ...Jump to post
When the name change occurred I remember an A.net poster saying “it’s like British Airways...only not really”. I remember that comment. Airliners.net launched 3 months after the name change was announced, so, it couldn't have been right when it occurred, but maybe as new signage started to become c...Jump to post
UAX Update: CR5: N542GJ exited AMA in EvoBlu livery, at STL awaiting service entry E175SC: All 25 ExpressJet 175SCs will transfer to Skywest over the next 15 months E145XR: TransStates Airlines will dissolve by the end of 2020. All 36 XRs will be transferred to ExpressJet I think that’s where most,...Jump to post
Did anyone else hear the rumor that UA was gonna move to the end of B after US Airways moved to C with AA? I kinda think that would have worked out somewhat better. Concourse A could have been the ULCC concourse. Also BA most likely wouldn’t have had to be towed. UA looked into it... but it was jus...Jump to post
I remember when WN moved to the C Concourse but I'm not sure exactly what year that was. I remember them previously having 2 or 3 gates at the end of the A Concourse because when the new terminal first opened, my company had a large break room and offices underneath the end of the A concourse. Shor...Jump to post
The employee cafeteria was basically underneath the bag rooms and bag belt drop off area. You would walk through a turnstile and down some stairs in front of the bag rooms, where I'm assuming the employee shuttle bus stop still is under the tunnel. When you get to the bottom of the stairs instead o...Jump to post
Any plans for free alcohol in E+ in 2020 to follow DL and AA’s lead? Probably not, since UA has more Y+ seats than DL/AA and gives more away for free. What exactly does UA “give more away” of? Seat assignments in Y+ sections. 1: a lot of their agents really don't care about upselling them. 2: any u...Jump to post
Those leases are long, it's obvious they fly Airbus planes, and Boeing's rep is in the toilet right now. Why not take the decal off for now, it just creates an unnecessary discussion about Boeing/MAX, and the fact they do fly Airbus, etc. Details, details, details. Alaska has a good relationship wi...Jump to post
My only complaint about the threads is that the updated lists stay on the first page. Typically when I see the thread I click on the time stamp of the last posts to go on the threads since I’m always on here and I just want to catch up on the thread. Probably in the minority here but just my couple...Jump to post
As for the whole man hours thing. Those numbers that get thrown around are pretty vague figures. The 3000 was a estimate from Boeing? That has a ton of padding built into it. Say they have 8 mechanics, a lead, and an inspector per shift. The guys in VCV seem to have it down to a ten day turn. That'...Jump to post
I have boarded 737, A319, A320, A321 aircraft from hard stands and it is not an issue. Even ATL did a hard stand for an A380 once. But almost every flight I'm on, it seems like there are some wheelchairs being used and I wonder what happens if someone truly cannot walk up stairs Depending on the si...Jump to post
I don't get the logic. If they're getting rid of all of the same-aged 752's by 2024, shouldn't we expect at least some of the 777-200's and ER's to go before 2027? First, they're not getting rid of ALL the 752s BY 2024, that's when the 321XLRs START showing up to replace the 757s on Trans-Atlantic ...Jump to post
Dancing keeps you warm. It gets damn cold in an open bucket.Jump to post
Disregarding operating cost challenges, the EMB-145 and like models would have challenges with regard to the floor level of the cabin. The aisle is a couple inches lower than the floor under the seats, which means you couldn't do a 1-1 FC section (and the rows alongside the galley wouldn't be wide e...Jump to post
I had a picture that I can't seem to find right now, but a while ago American switched their shade of grey on their new livery. As I flew on an A321 which had a spare part put in which had a slightly lighter shade of gray then the rest of the plane. That could just be a factor of different paint ba...Jump to post
AA had the final interior on the Super 80 since at least 2000. DL didn't start redoing their cabins til 2006. DL is much more brand conscious than AA. 2004 or so for DL's refurbishments. They had a few of the blue leather seats installed when I worked for DGS the first time. That was late 2004 thro...Jump to post
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...Jump to post
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...Jump to post
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...Jump to post
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...Jump to post
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...Jump to post
EduardoL wrote:When will the second aircraft be presented with the new colors?
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 ...Jump to post
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...Jump to post
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...Jump to post
iad51fl wrote:Waiting for the notorious UAL mismatched radomes all over the hubs.
questions wrote:antoniemey wrote:slider wrote:OK, here she is. Sorry about the tech diff...
The stripe looks purple to me. Pretty nice looking, overall.
It may be Rhapsody Blue.
slider wrote:OK, here she is. Sorry about the tech diff...
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
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.
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...Jump to post
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...Jump to post
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 ...Jump to post
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...Jump to post
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...Jump to post
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...Jump to post
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...
wn676 wrote:FWIW, it looks like UA is hosting a Brand event for employees in Chicago on April 24th.
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&...Jump to post
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...Jump to post
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...Jump to post
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...Jump to post
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.Jump to post
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...Jump to post
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 ...Jump to post