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
"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 ...Jump to post
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...Jump to post
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...Jump to post
ual763 wrote:Why not bring back the “Meatball”?
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...Jump to post
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...Jump to post
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...Jump to post
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....Jump to post
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...Jump to post
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
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...Jump to post
[ 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...Jump to post
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...Jump to post
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...Jump to post
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 ?
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...Jump to post
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...Jump to post
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...Jump to post