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by flyguy84
Thu Sep 20, 2018 4:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA expanding Premium Economy, reducing J, in 788 fleet
Replies: 19
Views: 2774

Re: AA expanding Premium Economy, reducing J, in 788 fleet

Its a double edged sword really... on one hand you see that a majority of your front cabin is cheap/free upgrades and you're not monetizing it well so you add more W class thinking you can sell more of it rather than give it away. While on the other hand, your elite passengers are going to moan and ...

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by flyguy84
Thu Sep 20, 2018 2:49 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Airlines Network Thread 2018
Replies: 389
Views: 52106

Re: United Airlines Network Thread 2018

http://www.chicagobusiness.com/commercial-real-estate/united-airlines-exploring-willis-tower-departure Interesting... Is it possible they could move HQ to Houston? Pretty clear that the article is speculating UA will try to leverage the current state of the Chicago real estate market (with the mult...

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by flyguy84
Wed Sep 19, 2018 6:08 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Delta joins United, JetBlue in raising bag fees
Replies: 28
Views: 1776

Delta joins United, JetBlue in raising bag fees

Delta has also now raised its first bag fee to 30.00 to join United and JetBlue. Obviously they saw that United wasn't receiving nearly as much backlash as some would have suspected. Up next, American. https://www.usatoday.com/story/travel/flights/todayinthesky/2018/09/19/delta-air-lines-increases-b...

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by flyguy84
Wed Sep 19, 2018 12:15 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA to Initially Base 787-10 at EWR
Replies: 75
Views: 2767

Re: United to operate 787-10 EWR-Europe and GUM-NRT Summer 2019

The latest crew resources update from Friday stated that Network Planning are expected to announce the specific routes for the 787-10 prior to the next vacancy bid which is due out mid-October...so we should hear more information on the routing of these aircraft around that time.

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by flyguy84
Tue Sep 18, 2018 1:13 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: N651SW flying to Iceland?
Replies: 7
Views: 2245

Re: N651SW flying to Iceland?

Well what do you think? Southwest has retired all the -300s so its certainly not a flight of theirs. Also, there is no scheduled service from PWM-KEF so its likely being sold to another operator.

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by flyguy84
Sun Sep 16, 2018 6:02 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: WN rolls out free texting onboard
Replies: 38
Views: 3859

Re: WN rolls out free texting onboard

I’ve also noticed in the past few months on UA 737s my texting via iMessage works, I also wonder if that’s some kind of test. It doesn’t work on the Airbus.

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by flyguy84
Sun Sep 16, 2018 5:44 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: WN rolls out free texting onboard
Replies: 38
Views: 3859

Re: WN rolls out free texting onboard

“According to the other site...” huh?

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by flyguy84
Sat Sep 15, 2018 9:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why did UA dehub MIA?
Replies: 66
Views: 8414

Re: Why did UA dehub MIA?

[twoid][/twoid] 25 flights a day isn't much of a hub. Was the MCO hub a larger operation at its peak? There are two holes in their network, the PNW and the SE. A JetBlue merger would solve this at least in part. Don't really see JetBlue adding much except a few FL routes that are low yielding... Wou...

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by flyguy84
Sat Sep 15, 2018 5:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What the heck is going on with American Airlines?
Replies: 196
Views: 29731

Re: American Airlines Has Been Beaten to a Pulp (article)

Delta has the best hubs. This really is the key to their success. They connect people thru low cost to operate facilities, places with decent O&D and business traffic but less competition. They get all of a smaller cake in these places that print money and just focus O&D routes where they w...

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by flyguy84
Fri Sep 14, 2018 4:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: First Delta Airbus A220-100 Rolls Out Of Paints Shop
Replies: 80
Views: 16888

Re: First Delta Airbus A220-100 Rolls Out Of Paints Shop

747superliner wrote:
Looks awesome! This will be in the mainline fleet right?

Not sure if this is a serious question or you're trolling... this is not a regional jet.

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by flyguy84
Fri Sep 14, 2018 3:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: COPA B39M Routes from PTY filed
Replies: 39
Views: 4590

Re: COPA 7M9 Routes from PTY filed

*B39M

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by flyguy84
Tue Sep 11, 2018 10:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Confirmed: EI to MSP and YUL in 2019
Replies: 173
Views: 9740

Re: Unconfirmed: EI to MSP

Skyblue39 wrote:
Minneapolis and Montréal are showing on Aer Lingus Booking Engine

That’s always been there. That shows codeshare options. You can book from virtually any airport on their booking engine.

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by flyguy84
Mon Sep 10, 2018 5:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: MKE-MCO on DL- Seasonal?
Replies: 9
Views: 696

Re: MKE-MCO on DL- Seasonal?

Who books a flight a year in advance?

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by flyguy84
Sun Sep 09, 2018 11:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United at BWI: Giving up on Transatlantic connections?
Replies: 51
Views: 6495

Re: United at BWI: Giving up on Transatlantic connections?

I agree with this. Some other thread that came out recently which said UA controls a 65.9% market share out of EWR vs. 63.9% at IAD. With a new Terminal A being built that will allow LCC's like B6, AS, NK to grow (and to a certain extent AA and DL in some markets) and gradually erode UA's control o...

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by flyguy84
Fri Sep 07, 2018 4:35 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Identical flight numbers on same routes at same times
Replies: 9
Views: 1577

Re: Identical flight numbers on same routes at same times

https://flightaware.com/live/flight/RPA3759
https://flightaware.com/live/flight/ENY3759

:shock:

This is a flight aware error. The flight probably shifts back and forth from Envoy and Republic. It’s a data error.
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747-600X wrote:
Something tells me there are some unhappy air traffic controllers out there...

https://flightaware.com/live/flight/RPA3759
https://flightaware.com/live/flight/ENY3759

:shock:

This is a flight aware error. The flight probably shifts back and forth from Envoy and Republic. It’s a data error.

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by flyguy84
Wed Sep 05, 2018 8:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Sun Country to fly tourists from MSP to Belize, St. Kitts and Nevis
Replies: 18
Views: 1913

Re: Sun Country to fly tourists from MSP to Belize, St. Kitts and Nevis

It's great to see airlines like F9 and SY that were once on death's door thriving these days. I flew SY for the first time this May RSW-MSP-LAX and found the airline as well as the MSP Terminal 2 experience to be excellent value for the price I paid. I would certainly not hesitate to fly SY again, ...

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by flyguy84
Wed Sep 05, 2018 4:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet Upgrade Status - 2018
Replies: 1926
Views: 244257

Re: United Fleet Upgrade Status - 2018

E175E2 is too heavy for scope clause and the extra row vs. E175 pushes it over 76 seats. I wouldn't be surprised if part of the scope update that's being asked for allow E175-E2 at UAX. Someday those E175-E1s are going to need to be replaced and I doubt the company's going to want to do that with C...

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by flyguy84
Thu Aug 30, 2018 12:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Announces EWR-PRG, EWR-NAP, SFO-AMS
Replies: 125
Views: 14727

Re: United Announces EWR-PRG, EWR-NAP, SFO-AMS

Ahh!!! Naples, what a great add!

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by flyguy84
Wed Aug 29, 2018 12:22 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Shrinking First Class pitch??
Replies: 19
Views: 1792

Re: Shrinking First Class pitch??

United offers anywhere from 37-39. Alaska only offers 36" on some of their 900's.

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by flyguy84
Tue Aug 28, 2018 7:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Frontier announces HRL
Replies: 26
Views: 3162

Re: Frontier announces HRL

UA already announced BRO-ORD service so this must be an attempt to erode that...

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by flyguy84
Tue Aug 28, 2018 4:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: “Someday jetBlue will be in Europe”
Replies: 154
Views: 13842

Re: “Someday jetBlue will be in Europe”

They need to get their domestic operation under control first. It’s truly a mess.

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by flyguy84
Tue Aug 28, 2018 2:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UAL 738 and 739, Hawaii to SFO ?
Replies: 10
Views: 2201

Re: UAL 738 and 739, Hawaii to SFO ?

The preferred 737 for OGG is the 73Q which is the -800 STOL model. United prohibits the 73Y (738 regular model) 73C(900 non-er) and the 37K/73L which are the 739ers. The 73X which is the Max is approved.

And yes, the reasonings are performance issues.

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by flyguy84
Mon Aug 27, 2018 9:05 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Cancellation question
Replies: 6
Views: 1471

Re: Cancellation question

cancellations are in their own category known as completion factor.

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by flyguy84
Mon Aug 27, 2018 4:13 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: JetBlue raising fees
Replies: 32
Views: 1888

JetBlue raising fees

JetBlue in an attempt to increase ancillary revenue is raising bag fees and other fee structures. They will now charge 30.00 for the first bag which is higher than AA/UA/DL.... The airline is also changing fees for its Blue and Blue Plus fares to a max level of $200 per ticket from $150 per ticket p...

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by flyguy84
Mon Aug 27, 2018 4:40 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Longest CRJ2 routes
Replies: 91
Views: 8437

Re: Longest CRJ2 routes

Super80Fan wrote:
Come on United, you were getting much better at eliminating 50 seaters right after Jeff left and now with Kirby at the helm it's 50 seater love all over again.

If the market could support a larger aircraft it would get one...

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by flyguy84
Thu Aug 23, 2018 11:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alaska Airlines to announce new markets soon
Replies: 375
Views: 30635

Re: Alaska Airlines to announce new markets soon

Well, their SFO experiment epically failed.

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by flyguy84
Thu Aug 23, 2018 3:05 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WestJet cutting capacity by 6%
Replies: 44
Views: 6571

Re: WestJet cutting capacity by 6%

Well you can’t cut your way to profitability. Ask United about that.... bad move.

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by flyguy84
Wed Aug 22, 2018 8:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet Upgrade Status - 2018
Replies: 1926
Views: 244257

Re: United Fleet Upgrade Status - 2018

This is the type of thing that always seems to come back and bite United... Customers have made it known that they do not enjoy flying on a 737 for 6 hours on a transcon. Now that UA has a fair number of widebodies on transcons customers are starting to become happy with the PS offering on the rout...

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by flyguy84
Wed Aug 22, 2018 5:26 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Southwest increasing boarding fees
Replies: 27
Views: 3019

Re: Southwest increasing boarding fees

I almost always get the EB checkin option when I fly. $15 is nothing when you're already saving $60 by getting 2 free checked bags. The only time in the past 5 years that I didn't jump for EB checkin was this past Sunday when I was on a crazy itinerary going DEN-STL-MCI-ATL-RIC. I changed planes in...

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by flyguy84
Wed Aug 22, 2018 5:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta ending PIT-CDG
Replies: 120
Views: 13647

Re: Delta ending PIT-CDG

I'm not surprised by this. PIT-CDG was seasonal for one reason. There wasn't enough cargo to support the winter passenger dip. Also, PIT is historically Oneworld heavy so BA should do better there because of that. PIT traded something that only worked in the summer for something that should work ye...

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by flyguy84
Wed Aug 22, 2018 2:33 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United considers expanding IAD hub banks
Replies: 29
Views: 5736

Re: United considers expanding IAD hub banks

https://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/united-could-grow-flights-by-half-at-washington-dull-451313/ Hadn’t seen this posted yet, but amongst a lot more news from Scott Kirby today, United is planning on adding 2 more banks to the current 4 at IAD for a new total of 6. According to the article, ...

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by flyguy84
Wed Aug 22, 2018 1:51 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United considers expanding IAD hub banks
Replies: 29
Views: 5736

Re: United To Add Two More Banks at IAD (Could grow by 50%)

[twoid][/twoid]

janders wrote:
Big difference between could and will.

OPer should correct this thread title.

Its going to happen, count on it. It’s the grand plan to help relieve Newark.

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by flyguy84
Tue Aug 21, 2018 11:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United considers expanding IAD hub banks
Replies: 29
Views: 5736

Re: United To Add Two More Banks at IAD (Could grow by 50%)

This is along the lines of their stated intention to flow a majority of connections over IAD and make EWR primarily mainline and O&D.

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by flyguy84
Tue Aug 21, 2018 7:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA Mainline IAH-LAX
Replies: 10
Views: 1526

Re: AA Mainline IAH-LAX

LH658 wrote:
Recently started, glad to mainline back. Just waiting for IAH - JFK to return whenever. Also Delta to fly IAH - SEA, and IAH - LAX.

AA will not fly IAH-JFK....

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by flyguy84
Tue Aug 21, 2018 5:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Will AA leave JFK?
Replies: 42
Views: 5178

Re: Will AA leave JFK?

No, but they are clearly downsizing.

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by flyguy84
Tue Aug 21, 2018 3:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA announces PHL-TXL/DBV/BLQ/EDI, PHX-LHR, DFW-DUB/MUC, CLT-MUC, ORD-ATH
Replies: 301
Views: 30024

Re: AA announces PHL-TXL/DBV/BLQ/EDI, PHX-LHR, DFW-DUB/MUC, CLT-MUC, ORD-ATH

Not really all that impressive coupled with all the cuts. Mostly just a shuffling of the deck chairs. It wouldn’t surprise me to see UA respond by adding ORD-ATH S19 .... Doubt it. UA doesn't usually go head to head on seasonal routes with AA. ORD-MAN on a 757 by UA seems more likely to me. That wa...

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by flyguy84
Tue Aug 21, 2018 3:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Long delay on UA84 EWR-TLV
Replies: 49
Views: 7999

Re: UA cancellation at TLV

Not sure why this is so hard to believe. The weather/ATC was a mess. The crew did not extend their FDP therefore they timed out. There’s no standby crew just sitting around the airport waiting at 330am.

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by flyguy84
Tue Aug 21, 2018 3:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA announces PHL-TXL/DBV/BLQ/EDI, PHX-LHR, DFW-DUB/MUC, CLT-MUC, ORD-ATH
Replies: 301
Views: 30024

Re: AA announces PHL-TXL/DBV/BLQ/EDI, PHX-LHR, DFW-DUB/MUC, CLT-MUC, ORD-ATH

UARNO88 wrote:
So long LH in CLT. I don’t see any way that this route can sustain two carriers.

LH is the established carrier likely with all the corporate contracts. Not to mention superior service. I don’t think they’re going to be run out of town....

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by flyguy84
Tue Aug 21, 2018 3:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA announces PHL-TXL/DBV/BLQ/EDI, PHX-LHR, DFW-DUB/MUC, CLT-MUC, ORD-ATH
Replies: 301
Views: 30024

Re: AA announces PHL-TXL/DBV/BLQ/EDI, PHX-LHR, DFW-DUB/MUC, CLT-MUC, ORD-ATH

Not really all that impressive coupled with all the cuts. Mostly just a shuffling of the deck chairs.

It wouldn’t surprise me to see UA respond by adding ORD-ATH S19 ....

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by flyguy84
Sun Aug 19, 2018 7:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA 77W IAH
Replies: 4
Views: 1302

Re: UA 77W IAH

In IAH? Probably never...

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by flyguy84
Sun Aug 19, 2018 4:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Will Delta open a CLT crew base?
Replies: 38
Views: 6237

Re: Will Delta open a CLT crew Base??

I’m not sure what’s worse. The question or those taking the question/suggestion seriously.

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by flyguy84
Fri Aug 17, 2018 4:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New airport for NYC and Philadelphia
Replies: 112
Views: 11638

Re: New airport for NYC and Philadelphia

Currently NYC and Philadelphia are served by 4 airports: JFK (60mapx / 450k movement) EWR (44mpax / 450k movement) PHL (30mpax / 370k movement) LGA (30mpax / 370k movement) All 4 airports are full capacity in terms of both terminal area and aircraft movement, instead of expand other regional airpor...

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by flyguy84
Fri Aug 17, 2018 12:08 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What will supersede the Boeing 717
Replies: 78
Views: 9586

Re: What will supersede the Boeing 717

A220

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by flyguy84
Thu Aug 16, 2018 9:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United A321
Replies: 47
Views: 7899

Re: United A321

That’s a 320.

Suggest this thread be locked.

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by flyguy84
Thu Aug 16, 2018 8:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JetBlue Adds Former Spirit CEO to Board
Replies: 41
Views: 4181

Re: JetBlue Adds Former Spirit CEO to Board

Most of you are overreacting... he's just one seat on the board. He will likely not bring about meaningful change.

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by flyguy84
Wed Aug 15, 2018 12:06 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest grounding many airplanes.
Replies: 71
Views: 12232

Re: Southwest grounding many airplanes.

The entire Southwest operation has been a complete circus for the longest time...they can't get flights out on-time, many cancellations... They have become very unreliable. This is just another notch in their belt... ^^THIS exactly. And yet somehow the cult following of “I need my 2 bags” folks kee...

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by flyguy84
Tue Aug 14, 2018 5:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest grounding many airplanes.
Replies: 71
Views: 12232

Re: Southwest grounding many airplanes.

The entire Southwest operation has been a complete circus for the longest time...they can't get flights out on-time, many cancellations... They have become very unreliable. This is just another notch in their belt...

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by flyguy84
Sun Aug 12, 2018 10:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Time for AA to monetize JFK slots and Terminal space?
Replies: 111
Views: 14015

Re: Time for AA to monetize JFK slots and Terminal space?

afcjets wrote:
AA might be downsizing JFK to purchase B6.

Hahaha. AAs operation is already such a disaster there’s no possible way they could absorb B6.

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