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by KVH68
Fri Oct 02, 2020 10:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet, Network, & Livery Thread - 2020
Replies: 4201
Views: 613243

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

SteveXC500 wrote:
Anyone know if Star Wars (N36272) is just parking at SFO for a bit? It’s been there since 9/22. NEVER made a stop at MSP for the spotters, not once. Is it being repainted?


That aircraft is at SFO for landing gear change. It won't fly again for a minimum of one week.

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by KVH68
Mon Sep 28, 2020 11:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet, Network, & Livery Thread - 2020
Replies: 4201
Views: 613243

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

Many IBT represented mechanics got their last pay check dated 9/30.

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by KVH68
Tue Jun 23, 2020 10:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet, Network, & Livery Thread - 2020
Replies: 4201
Views: 613243

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

Does anyone know how many employees have taken the voluntary separation package so far (VSP/VSP2)? I heard 1,300 M&A. What about the other work groups such as TechOps, Ramp, Customer Service,...

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by KVH68
Tue Jun 23, 2020 12:41 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet, Network, & Livery Thread - 2020
Replies: 4201
Views: 613243

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

Sorry if I missed it but do we know when/if the repainting is gonna speed up? I know it's not a priority at the moment but there'll come a point when the aircraft will be due a repaint anyway. Still waiting (and hoping!) To see the 752 and 764 in the new livery but don't know how likely that is now...

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by KVH68
Tue May 26, 2020 3:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Swift Air loses part of vertical stabilizer in flight.
Replies: 41
Views: 10212

Re: Swift Air loses part of vertical stabilizer in flight.

After doing research on the 737 and talking to a mechanic friend, heres what i believe happened. The panels that are missing as well as the aerodynamic fin are required to be removed in order to inspect the airframe during a C check. For whatever reason (the crash of continental 2574 stick out in m...

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by KVH68
Wed May 13, 2020 1:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Aviation sector unpaid leaves and layoffs thread
Replies: 1149
Views: 36971

Re: UA planning layoffs but not AA, DL etc..?

Some of these union contracts have layoff limits. For example, people hired prior to a certain date have layoff protection. Will airlines break the contract by invoking a clause such as "act of God" to be able to layoff more than the contract limit? If the airline takes the government loan...

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by KVH68
Mon May 11, 2020 11:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet, Network, & Livery Thread - 2020
Replies: 4201
Views: 613243

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

In the Boyd Group link above, the article says United is cancelling 96 MAX 10. In the United fleet Wikipedia page, it says United has 100 MAX 10 on order. Is United only taking 4 MAX 10 aircraft?

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by KVH68
Mon May 04, 2020 5:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet, Network, & Livery Thread - 2020
Replies: 4201
Views: 613243

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

For what its worth, I'm posting on the UA Fleet Site an aircraft as stored if it is in ROW/GYR/HOU/DLH/LCQ/RFD/INT or if it is parked for 14 days or more at a UA airport. TPA & MIA does a lot of maint, so who knows if an aircraft parked is in for maint, short term parking or stored. Maybe someo...

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by KVH68
Sun May 03, 2020 4:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet, Network, & Livery Thread - 2020
Replies: 4201
Views: 613243

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

Does anyone know the progress of the new United hangar at LAX? They broke ground on March 2019, and it was supposed to be finished this year. When I look at the satellite image on Google Maps, I don't see any new construction. Here is a link with more details about the project. https://www.lawa.org/...

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by KVH68
Wed Apr 29, 2020 2:39 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Airlines projects $2.1 billion pretax loss as coronavirus roils business, seeks more federal aid
Replies: 92
Views: 19450

Re: United Airlines posts $2.1 billion pretax loss as coronavirus roils business, seeks more federal aid

It will be a weird feeling when I go on unemployment on October 1st while the rest of America goes back to work. Hopefully I will have an easier time applying for unemployment. Also looks like Airline workers who become unemployed on Oct 1+ will miss out on the $600 weekly assistance which was for ...

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by KVH68
Wed Apr 29, 2020 1:36 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Airlines projects $2.1 billion pretax loss as coronavirus roils business, seeks more federal aid
Replies: 92
Views: 19450

Re: United Airlines posts $2.1 billion pretax loss as coronavirus roils business, seeks more federal aid

It will be a weird feeling when I go on unemployment on October 1st while the rest of America goes back to work. Hopefully I will have an easier time applying for unemployment.

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by KVH68
Wed Apr 29, 2020 12:36 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet, Network, & Livery Thread - 2020
Replies: 4201
Views: 613243

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

I got this in the company email today:

"We announced last week that our flight attendants are required to wear face masks on board and, beginning in early May, we will make face masks available to our customers as well."

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by KVH68
Tue Apr 28, 2020 3:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet, Network, & Livery Thread - 2020
Replies: 4201
Views: 613243

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

Here is the official list of where United storing it's mainline fleet:

SEA
PDX
SFO
LAX
LAS (new location)
PHX
DEN
ROW
DFW (new)
AUS (new)
SAT (new)
IAH
HOU
ORD
RFD
CLE
EWR
IAD
INT (new)
LCQ
MCO
TPA
MIA (new)

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by KVH68
Mon Apr 27, 2020 12:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet, Network, & Livery Thread - 2020
Replies: 4201
Views: 613243

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

LGeneReese wrote:
789
Any have info on status of N29975, the then brand new 789 the suffered wing damage in ORD, hitting a light pole, before its first revenue flight? Is it actively being repaired at this time or parked, waiting on better times ?


That aircraft is still at ORD being repaired.

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by KVH68
Sun Apr 26, 2020 12:18 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet, Network, & Livery Thread - 2020
Replies: 4201
Views: 613243

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

I was surprised to see on Twitter that repaulson @rossp165 (thank you, Ross) had developed a map with stored aircraft from the UA Fleet Site data. Take a look - it shows info on aircraft at each station. The aircraft shown are either in a storage location or at a UA station for at least 14 days. ht...

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by KVH68
Sun Apr 26, 2020 12:15 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet, Network, & Livery Thread - 2020
Replies: 4201
Views: 613243

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

Thanks, DVH68 - I've updated the memo line on those aircraft in fleet spreadsheet: How about these? Maybe some in MIA/TPA are parked/stored DLH 320: N419UA MIA: 10 737s/ 73G: N14735, N24736/ 738: N14240, N17245, N14249, N73256/ 739: N81449, N68453, N68817, N67846 TPA: 8 737s/ 738, N27213, N13227, N...

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by KVH68
Sat Apr 25, 2020 10:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet, Network, & Livery Thread - 2020
Replies: 4201
Views: 613243

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

I was surprised to see on Twitter that repaulson @rossp165 (thank you, Ross) had developed a map with stored aircraft from the UA Fleet Site data. Take a look - it shows info on aircraft at each station. The aircraft shown are either in a storage location or at a UA station for at least 14 days. ht...

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by KVH68
Sat Apr 25, 2020 4:28 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet, Network, & Livery Thread - 2020
Replies: 4201
Views: 613243

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

United will take delivery of a new 787-9 on April 29. SFO will perform the induction work since IAD is space limited.

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by KVH68
Sat Apr 25, 2020 3:18 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Airlines projects $2.1 billion pretax loss as coronavirus roils business, seeks more federal aid
Replies: 92
Views: 19450

Re: United Airlines posts $2.1 billion pretax loss as coronavirus roils business, seeks more federal aid

I would not be surprised if the government gives additional financial support after September 30.

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by KVH68
Sat Apr 04, 2020 10:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet, Network, & Livery Thread - 2020
Replies: 4201
Views: 613243

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

Seems like everything is more or less "full steam ahead" with regard to mods and repainting so far? I wonder if that will change soon... Delta announced they were suspending mods (which IIRC is mostly just the 764 fleet at the time being) while parking a ton of widebodies. I also hope the...

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by KVH68
Wed Mar 25, 2020 7:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet, Network, & Livery Thread - 2020
Replies: 4201
Views: 613243

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

Got a Company email today: "Due to a continued drop in travel demand as a result of this outbreak, today we announced a further reduction in our domestic schedule for April. The changes will result in a 52 percent overall domestic reduction from a previous 42 percent, and our overall capacity w...

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by KVH68
Mon Mar 23, 2020 12:31 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet, Network, & Livery Thread - 2020
Replies: 4201
Views: 613243

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

Anything that isn't headed to the desert (for right now) will be rotated around the schedule to spread around hours to keep maintenance items low. (Cycles and hours). I'm sure as the schedule continues to deteriorate this will change but that is what we have heard right now. That sounds like a good...

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by KVH68
Sat Mar 21, 2020 12:07 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet, Network, & Livery Thread - 2020
Replies: 4201
Views: 613243

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

During our briefing, we were told United will park over 200 aircraft. 2/3 of those will be put into long term storage while 1/3 will be put on short term storage. I was told from a different source that United plans to store 150 aircraft at IAH. IAH will shut down two runways and taxiways to make ro...

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by KVH68
Thu Mar 19, 2020 12:43 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet, Network, & Livery Thread - 2020
Replies: 4201
Views: 613243

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

I have heard that United plans to park 100 to 200 airplanes. Yet, the Company has not said anything publicly.

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by KVH68
Wed Mar 18, 2020 1:49 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet, Network, & Livery Thread - 2020
Replies: 4201
Views: 613243

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

Today United announced a 60 percent schedule reduction in April--this includes a 42 percent reduction across the U.S. and Canada and an 85 percent decrease in international flights. Across the Atlantic, Pacific and Latin America, United will operate approximately 45 daily flights in April.

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by KVH68
Mon Mar 16, 2020 11:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet, Network, & Livery Thread - 2020
Replies: 4201
Views: 613243

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

I heard United will be storing 100 aircraft. Roswell, NM is one storage location.

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by KVH68
Thu Mar 12, 2020 9:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet, Network, & Livery Thread - 2020
Replies: 4201
Views: 613243

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

From what I have been told, the Company is planning on performing deferred maintenance on aircrafts during this reduction in flying.

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by KVH68
Fri Feb 21, 2020 12:43 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet, Network, & Livery Thread - 2020
Replies: 4201
Views: 613243

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

Aircraft damage happen way more often than the public knows.

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by KVH68
Wed Feb 05, 2020 1:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Corona Virus outbreak - Aviation related News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 1387
Views: 212207

Re: Corona Virus outbreak - Aviation related News and Discussion Thread

It looks like Kalitta (N713CK) was WUH-RIV but is diverting now to Travis AFB (SUU). The airplane is being refueled at Travis. It will then fly to Miramar. Looks like both Kalitta flights (373 and 375) diverted to Travis. Miramar? I thought they were going to Riverside... Travis and Miramar are the...

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by KVH68
Wed Feb 05, 2020 1:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Corona Virus outbreak - Aviation related News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 1387
Views: 212207

Re: Corona Virus outbreak - Aviation related News and Discussion Thread

n92r03 wrote:
It looks like Kalitta (N713CK) was WUH-RIV but is diverting now to Travis AFB (SUU).


The airplane is being refueled at Travis. It will then fly to Miramar.

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by KVH68
Fri Jan 31, 2020 1:33 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA reached Tentative Agreement with TWU-IAM
Replies: 43
Views: 8182

Re: AA reached Tentative Agreement with TWU-IAM

On the TWU-IAM.ORG website, I see a signing bonus for $6,000, but I don't see any retro pay.

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by KVH68
Thu Jan 23, 2020 2:53 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United announces strong 2019 Q4/full year numbers
Replies: 42
Views: 9138

Re: United announces strong 2019 Q4/full year numbers

During Earnings Live, Scott Kirby did say there is a chance that we will not take the A350. That decision will be made in the future. Where did you hear that? I listened to the whole call and looked at the transcript and didn't find any mention of the A350. This was on an internal webcast for emplo...

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by KVH68
Wed Jan 22, 2020 10:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United announces strong 2019 Q4/full year numbers
Replies: 42
Views: 9138

Re: United announces strong 2019 Q4/full year numbers

During Earnings Live, Scott Kirby did say there is a chance that we will not take the A350. That decision will be made in the future.

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by KVH68
Thu Dec 19, 2019 2:54 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet/Network Thread - 2019
Replies: 3546
Views: 712892

Re: United Fleet/Network Thread - 2019

77W: N2250U B1 flight 12/17/19 - photos at this link - you may have to copy and paste to browser https://twitter.com/PlanesAtPaine/status/1207178956299853824 Is this the 2nd 77W to wear the new livery from the factory? Yes, this is the second 77W to wear the new livery. The first one is at SFO unde...

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by KVH68
Thu Nov 21, 2019 12:26 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet/Network Thread - 2019
Replies: 3546
Views: 712892

Re: United Fleet/Network Thread - 2019

"Painting a Boeing 777 takes up to 11 days and costs between $100,000 and $200,000, depending on the number of colors, Manclark said. A smaller commuter jet, such as an Airbus A320, can be finished in seven days at a cost of about $50,000." I don't think much of that is correct. It seems ...

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by KVH68
Fri Nov 15, 2019 1:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet/Network Thread - 2019
Replies: 3546
Views: 712892

Re: United Fleet/Network Thread - 2019

Wow! Much longer than normal for a Polaris mod right? Is return to service into you have found on SSD website or is it another source? I recently was using aircraft routing to get an idea when these birds would be ready for a pick up, but they only show once something has been built. Either way, th...

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by KVH68
Thu Nov 14, 2019 12:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet/Network Thread - 2019
Replies: 3546
Views: 712892

Re: United Fleet/Network Thread - 2019

Does anyone have info on 772s N794UA and N795UA? They are currently at 57 and 50 days in XMN. Average completion for Polaris has been 51 days with many in the 46 day range. In 2019 only one of nine has taken more than 54 days. N69020 should also be about ready to exit HKG with Polaris and N78017/N3...

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by KVH68
Thu Nov 14, 2019 12:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet/Network Thread - 2019
Replies: 3546
Views: 712892

Re: United Fleet/Network Thread - 2019

On this subject of return to service, how is 6672 looking in HKG? 11/25 still on track? Computer shows December 17 for 6672 Wow! Much longer than normal for a Polaris mod right? Is return to service into you have found on SSD website or is it another source? I recently was using aircraft routing to...

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by KVH68
Thu Nov 14, 2019 12:03 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet/Network Thread - 2019
Replies: 3546
Views: 712892

Re: United Fleet/Network Thread - 2019

Does anyone have info on 772s N794UA and N795UA? They are currently at 57 and 50 days in XMN. Average completion for Polaris has been 51 days with many in the 46 day range. In 2019 only one of nine has taken more than 54 days. N69020 should also be about ready to exit HKG with Polaris and N78017/N3...

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by KVH68
Wed Nov 13, 2019 4:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet/Network Thread - 2019
Replies: 3546
Views: 712892

Re: United Fleet/Network Thread - 2019

Does anyone have info on 772s N794UA and N795UA? They are currently at 57 and 50 days in XMN. Average completion for Polaris has been 51 days with many in the 46 day range. In 2019 only one of nine has taken more than 54 days. N69020 should also be about ready to exit HKG with Polaris and N78017/N3...

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by KVH68
Sat Nov 09, 2019 12:29 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet/Network Thread - 2019
Replies: 3546
Views: 712892

Re: United Fleet/Network Thread - 2019

LGeneReese wrote:
763 N676UA UA 2744 LCQEWR 9NOV Should be in EvoBlu... :crossfingers:


Yes, it will be in the new livery.

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by KVH68
Fri Nov 08, 2019 2:27 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet/Network Thread - 2019
Replies: 3546
Views: 712892

Re: United Fleet/Network Thread - 2019

United Star Wars 737-800 landing at IAH at 19:38. They will hide it in United hangar "E." Employees were told not to take pictures of it. Why the secrecy? It was in the safety video earlier this week - about 60 hours ago. The company doesn't want employees posting pictures on social media...

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by KVH68
Thu Nov 07, 2019 1:25 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet/Network Thread - 2019
Replies: 3546
Views: 712892

Re: United Fleet/Network Thread - 2019

United Star Wars 737-800 landing at IAH at 19:38. They will hide it in United hangar "E." Employees were told not to take pictures of it.

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by KVH68
Mon Nov 04, 2019 12:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet/Network Thread - 2019
Replies: 3546
Views: 712892

Re: United Fleet/Network Thread - 2019

737-800, N36272 (Star Wars livery)

New departure time for flight 2746 from AMA to IAH is 19:00 on November 6.

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by KVH68
Sun Nov 03, 2019 12:47 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet/Network Thread - 2019
Replies: 3546
Views: 712892

Re: United Fleet/Network Thread - 2019

ocaviation wrote:
Is 36272 still skd out of AMA tomorrow?


Yes, it is scheduled to be released on November 3 at 17:00. However, it won't fly until November 6. Flight number 2746 to IAH at 21:30

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by KVH68
Wed Oct 30, 2019 3:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United's Star Wars Themed 738 Livery
Replies: 13
Views: 2246

Re: United's Star Wars Themed 738 Livery

https://www.foxnews.com/travel/united-a ... artnership

Wrong color Lightsaber. ;)

Lightsaber
.

The other side has the orange/red lightsaber.
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lightsaber wrote:
bob75013 wrote:
Black fuse with a lightsaber on it's tail. IMO looks good.

Vey unlike United.

https://www.foxnews.com/travel/united-a ... artnership

Wrong color Lightsaber. ;)

Lightsaber
.

The other side has the orange/red lightsaber.

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by KVH68
Wed Oct 23, 2019 3:02 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet/Network Thread - 2019
Replies: 3546
Views: 712892

Re: United Fleet/Network Thread - 2019

Very convenient to return the Star Wars airplane back to service at 5PM local. They can fly the aircraft under the cover of darkness to one of the hub for unveiling. LAX?

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by KVH68
Fri Oct 18, 2019 11:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet/Network Thread - 2019
Replies: 3546
Views: 712892

Re: United Fleet/Network Thread - 2019

Any possibility of one of these 738s going in for the Star Wars livery one day? Presuming timing with the movie release best guess is late November/early December. Given it will be a 738 it’s possible the plane will just come out of the paint hanger with no advanced notice. Saw on another site that...

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by KVH68
Fri Oct 11, 2019 10:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet/Network Thread - 2019
Replies: 3546
Views: 712892

Re: United Fleet/Network Thread - 2019

The 2 lines at HOU will go away once HOU is closed and everything is moved over to IAH in early 2020. Are the check lines at Houston Hobby really going away? My understanding is that there have been rumors of UA pulling their facilities out of Hobby for 20+ years. Is it finally really going to happ...

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by KVH68
Fri Oct 11, 2019 1:51 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet/Network Thread - 2019
Replies: 3546
Views: 712892

Re: United Fleet/Network Thread - 2019

avi8 wrote:
Isn’t the TPA hangar supposed to alleviate some of the hangar congestion at the hubs?


I don't think TPA will perform any C-checks or D-checks. Currently there are 35 aircraft of all fleet types undergoing C-checks and D-checks by outside vendors.

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