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by antoniemey
Mon Aug 10, 2020 2:07 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: ERJ-145's and E-175's from Trans-States and Compass
Replies: 7
Views: 1742

Re: ERJ-145's and E-175's from Trans-States and Commerce

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.

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by antoniemey
Thu Jun 18, 2020 4:00 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Nashville Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 995
Views: 99173

Re: Nashville Aviation Thread - 2020

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 ...

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by antoniemey
Sun Mar 01, 2020 1:51 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: U.S. Air Rebranding to U.S. Airways
Replies: 289
Views: 35072

Re: U.S. Air Rebranding to U.S. Airways

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...

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by antoniemey
Sat Feb 29, 2020 4:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet, Network, & Livery Thread - 2020
Replies: 3203
Views: 555214

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

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,...

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by antoniemey
Fri Feb 07, 2020 10:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Nashville Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 995
Views: 99173

Re: Nashville Aviation Thread - 2020

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...

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by antoniemey
Sat Feb 01, 2020 10:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Nashville Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 995
Views: 99173

Re: Nashville Aviation Thread - 2020

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...

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by antoniemey
Thu Jan 30, 2020 4:18 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Nashville Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 995
Views: 99173

Re: Nashville Aviation Thread - 2020

Best year of my career at BNA was when I was working the PM shift in BSO and the manager gave me the extra parking spot we had in the R1 lot. Probably saved me from a lot of write ups.

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by antoniemey
Tue Jan 28, 2020 2:38 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Nashville Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 995
Views: 99173

Re: Nashville Aviation Thread - 2020

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...

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by antoniemey
Fri Jan 03, 2020 4:02 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet, Network, & Livery Thread - 2020
Replies: 3203
Views: 555214

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

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...

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by antoniemey
Tue Dec 31, 2019 2:25 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alaska Airlines "Proudly All Boeing" slogan near cockpit windows
Replies: 80
Views: 10973

Re: Alaska Airlines "Proudly All Boeing" slogan near cockpit widows.

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...

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by antoniemey
Thu Dec 26, 2019 7:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet/Network Thread - 2019
Replies: 3546
Views: 709702

Re: United Fleet/Network Thread - 2019

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...

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by antoniemey
Fri Dec 13, 2019 1:21 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 737NG Pickle fork issue
Replies: 565
Views: 139616

Re: 737NG Pickle fork issue

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'...

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by antoniemey
Mon Dec 09, 2019 7:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Nashville Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 1593
Views: 200229

Re: Nashville Aviation Thread - 2019

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...

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by antoniemey
Fri Dec 06, 2019 1:45 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet/Network Thread - 2019
Replies: 3546
Views: 709702

Re: United Fleet/Network Thread - 2019

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 ...

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by antoniemey
Tue Nov 26, 2019 2:28 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Nashville Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 1593
Views: 200229

Re: Nashville Aviation Thread - 2019

skitchie wrote:
Hey y'all, new guy popping in. Ramp rat over at B concourse. Nice to meet ya. Pumped to find such an informative thread on my home away from home, haha


Welcome! I used to work ramp on A and, many years ago, B.

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by antoniemey
Sun Nov 24, 2019 4:09 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest employee dances, listens to music on headphones while de-icing.
Replies: 19
Views: 5906

Re: Southwest employee dances, listens to music on headphones while de-icing.

Dancing keeps you warm. It gets damn cold in an open bucket.

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by antoniemey
Thu Nov 21, 2019 1:43 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Converting 50 seat RJs to RJs with first class?
Replies: 32
Views: 4999

Re: Converting 50 seat RJs to RJs with first class?

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...

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by antoniemey
Tue Nov 19, 2019 1:26 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Airlines Updating Their Livery
Replies: 124
Views: 27019

Re: American Airlines Updating Their Livery

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...

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by antoniemey
Thu Nov 14, 2019 1:54 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet Repaint Thread
Replies: 267
Views: 65289

Re: United Fleet Repaint Thread

KFTG wrote:


Oooh... I need that shot in desktop wallpaper size.

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by antoniemey
Fri Sep 06, 2019 2:33 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why did AA go with cloth on the MD80 seats and DL leather?
Replies: 39
Views: 8600

Re: Why did AA go with cloth on the MD80 seats and DL leather?

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...

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by antoniemey
Sat Jun 29, 2019 2:29 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Nashville Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 1593
Views: 200229

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: 10799

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: 10799

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: 1593
Views: 200229

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: 1593
Views: 200229

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: 1797
Views: 385188

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: 1797
Views: 385188

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: 1593
Views: 200229

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: 1797
Views: 385188

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: 1797
Views: 385188

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: 1797
Views: 385188

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: 1797
Views: 385188

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: 3546
Views: 709702

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: 4702

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: 7266

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: 1797
Views: 385188

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: 7266

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: 1797
Views: 385188

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: 1593
Views: 200229

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: 12317

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: 1797
Views: 385188

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: 1797
Views: 385188

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: 1797
Views: 385188

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: 1593
Views: 200229

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: 15001

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: 113
Views: 31000

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: 3546
Views: 709702

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: 1797
Views: 385188

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: 1797
Views: 385188

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: 1593
Views: 200229

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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