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by CriticalPoint
Thu Sep 06, 2018 11:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA755/717 quarantined at PHL with numerous sick pax
Replies: 19
Views: 6047

Re: AA755/717 quarantined at PHL with numerous sick pax

Cubsrule wrote:
I guess we can’t blame EK catering at DXB for this one?

It’s called mass hysteria and group think. There will be another round of airplanes quarantined tomorrow and the next day then it will disappear.

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by CriticalPoint
Wed Sep 05, 2018 8:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet Upgrade Status - 2018
Replies: 1925
Views: 243656

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 CriticalPoint
Sun Sep 02, 2018 1:46 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UTAir B737 crashes at Sochi
Replies: 36
Views: 8470

Re: UTAir B737 crashes at Sochi

I would consider it a crash due to the substantial amount of damage. Would people prefer I change the title to "pranged"?! "UTAir B737 landing accident at Sochi" would be more appropriate. In aviation, "crash" usually means plummeting to the ground regardless of what o...

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by CriticalPoint
Sat Sep 01, 2018 11:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet Upgrade Status - 2018
Replies: 1925
Views: 243656

Re: United Fleet Upgrade Status - 2018

[twoid][/twoid] I just wonder how many 737s UA would have to buy so that the pilots would realize new employment and people moving up the ladder is good for everyone. Why hold UA to purchase less profitable 100 seat aircraft as the way toward expansion? The AA 40% number seems to make more sense as ...

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by CriticalPoint
Thu Aug 30, 2018 11:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Announces EWR-PRG, EWR-NAP, SFO-AMS
Replies: 125
Views: 14713

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

flyingclrs727 wrote:
Why SFO-AMS? How would they feed traffic through a SkyTeam hub?


The same way KLM feeds traffic for 2 flights a day thru SFO???

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by CriticalPoint
Thu Aug 30, 2018 1:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Announces EWR-PRG, EWR-NAP, SFO-AMS
Replies: 125
Views: 14713

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

SFOtoORD wrote:
I’m surprised there is no DEN announcement. Also there is no official United Press Release yet so that could include route reductions.


Why route reductions? United is growing and has the aircraft on property and on order to do so.

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by CriticalPoint
Thu Aug 30, 2018 2:30 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: 3 New routes for UA
Replies: 50
Views: 4471

Re: United international route announcement

As I said in the earlier thread that got moved..... Remember boys and girls, when AA and DL recently announced, with great fanfare, their new routes for Summer 2019, they also discontinued some routes! For all the fanfare, AA had basically a net zero in new routes for S19, and DL had a +2. Not sayi...

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by CriticalPoint
Tue Aug 28, 2018 6:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet Upgrade Status - 2018
Replies: 1925
Views: 243656

Re: United Fleet Upgrade Status - 2018

[threeid][/threeid] Full disclaimer, I know next to nothing about scope clauses so I apologize if this is all nonsense. If a mainline carrier owns a regional carrier outright do the scope clauses still apply or is it just for contracted third party flying? Is the primary concern of the union to avoi...

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by CriticalPoint
Mon Aug 27, 2018 3:31 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: N799AN 77E AA996 EZE-DFW dumping fuel and returning to EZE
Replies: 8
Views: 2597

Re: N799AN 77E AA996 EZE-DFW dumping fuel and returning to EZE

nine4nine wrote:
Question...Do Airlines have to pay any environmental impact fees for dumping a full load after take off?


The fuel evaporats before it ever hits the ground if you are high enough. every country has different altitudes and rules for jettisoning fuel.

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by CriticalPoint
Mon Aug 27, 2018 3:19 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: ANA 787 faces extreme winds on approach, goes around.
Replies: 60
Views: 11057

Re: ANA 787 faces extreme winds on approach, goes around.

No offence if you are an FO, however I would not see it as being good airmanship to have the less experienced and qualified person to make an approach that day. There is a time an place for everything. Sometimes the only difference in the seat you sit in is seniority, doesn’t mean the FO is less ex...

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by CriticalPoint
Sat Aug 25, 2018 7:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: ANA 787 faces extreme winds on approach, goes around.
Replies: 60
Views: 11057

Re: ANA 787 faces extreme winds on approach, goes around.

I've never encountered a w/s that created a noseover like that - very strange. W/S almost always creates a loss of lift which invariable causes the nose to pitch up. One commenter said it looked like a control input - either manual or A/P. I've seen the A/P do some crazy things trying to follow a b...

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by CriticalPoint
Fri Aug 24, 2018 3:44 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Long delay on UA84 EWR-TLV
Replies: 49
Views: 7996

Re: Long delay on UA84 EWR-TLV

I can't speak for ALL Airport Customer Service Agents (like you did since you seem to be everywhere every time), but when I was one I made sure to explain what was wrong during Irregular Ops. The problem would be that there was always that ONE person who wouldn't believe anything said. A month ago ...

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by CriticalPoint
Thu Aug 16, 2018 2:11 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA 77W and 772
Replies: 52
Views: 8631

Re: UA 77W and 772

UA must feel good about their position at ORD as they only fly the oldest wide bodies at O’Hare and still use 757s seasonally. No 787s and only the occasional 77W. That’ll all change with the new terminal. Right now only the 767s can park in between the C and B gates. There’s no room for a bunch of...

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by CriticalPoint
Wed Aug 15, 2018 9:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta F/A's & Fleet Workers Could Vote on Union Soon
Replies: 228
Views: 13162

Re: Delta F/A's & Fleet Workers Could Vote on Union Soon

SPREE34 wrote:
TransWorldOne wrote:
I dont understand how a union, which is better for the workers, will spell doom and gloom for Delta but okay.


You need to read up on some airline history. It's not 1940, and not the coal mines. Where is Eastern now?


That scumbag Lorenzo destroyed Eastern.

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by CriticalPoint
Wed Oct 18, 2017 8:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: US Carriers vs The World
Replies: 36
Views: 2860

Re: US Carriers vs The World

"United Polaris earned Global Traveler magazine's "Outstanding Innovations" award at the Global Traveler's fifth annual Leisure Lifestyle Awards."

Guess you should give United's Polaris a try.....

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by CriticalPoint
Wed Oct 18, 2017 4:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta A350 Media Day
Replies: 83
Views: 12987

Re: Delta A350 Media Day

[ understand that point that many seem to be making. But I honestly question how much it ultimately really matters. Do passengers really care about the color of the seat? Do they really care about whether or not the red widget logo is on the headrest? . Passengers, the ones that matter, don't give ...

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by CriticalPoint
Wed Oct 18, 2017 4:26 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta A350 Media Day
Replies: 83
Views: 12987

Re: Delta A350 Media Day

Man that plane looks sterile. Zero color at all and a small Delta sign on the wall. It’s just white and a weird blue color. I can’t judge comfort, and that’s what really matters, as I will most likely NEVER be in a business class cabin other than United’s and that will be limited to work only. But I...

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by CriticalPoint
Mon Oct 16, 2017 9:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet Upgrade Status - 2017
Replies: 1935
Views: 320360

Re: United Fleet Upgrade Status - 2017

Updated delivery status from Boeing. 789: N29971 expected delivery date 1 Dec 2017 N24972 expected delivery date 1 Jan 2018 N24973 expected delivery date 1 Feb 2018 N24974 expected delivery date 1 Feb 2018 This will finish off all ordered 787-9s UA is retiring 9 744s and adding IAH-SYD over the nex...

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by CriticalPoint
Sat Oct 14, 2017 4:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA/B6 Merger Rumors Floating Again
Replies: 101
Views: 16590

Re: UA/B6 Merger Rumors Floating Again

Yesterday, on a seemingly perfect weather flying day, B6 had 16% of their flights delayed. United had 15% of their flights delayed. Together, it will be a mess. Throw in some bad weather and matters multiply exponentially. This is day in and day out, good weather or bad weather. Must be very frustr...

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by CriticalPoint
Sat Oct 14, 2017 3:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Embraer Hopes Pinned on New Scope Clause in 2019-22
Replies: 137
Views: 13574

Re: Embraer Hopes Pinned on New Scope Clause in 2019-22

As someone who wants to go into management eventually, I think you're full of it. At the same time, you can be harassed for being a "scab." Wow you could not be doing a better job at becoming management. By the sounds of it you will be a perfect employee hater that will no doubt be loathe...

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by CriticalPoint
Sat Oct 14, 2017 4:46 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA/B6 Merger Rumors Floating Again
Replies: 101
Views: 16590

Re: UA/B6 Merger Rumors Floating Again

Lets say it does happen... would B6 likely go the way of CO and be absorbed into UA? Maybe that would be a time for UA to rebrand and get rid of the CO paint job? Thoughts? The CO paint job is good for UA, but a sad reminder for the world of the death of a once great airline. If UA does to B6 what ...

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by CriticalPoint
Fri Oct 13, 2017 11:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta and Alaska named 'Great Place to Work' for a 2nd Straight Year
Replies: 18
Views: 1921

Re: Delta Certified as a 'Great Place to Work' for a 2nd Straight Year

F9Animal wrote:
Really? How about Spirit or Allegiant? I hear they are great places to work!!!

On a side note. Where does WN fall? I remember when they were always at the top for places to work.


Southwest didn’t pay the polling company for the survey so sadly they suck as a place to work :ashamed:

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by CriticalPoint
Fri Oct 13, 2017 11:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA to add seats to 777-200s with Polaris retrofit
Replies: 112
Views: 18776

Re: UA to add seats to 777-200s with Polaris retrofit

Besides nearly all 777 operators in the world are 3-4-3 so clearly United is offering an industry standard product. Contrast to what you're saying, the majority of the 777 fleets in the world are still in 3-3-3 or even 2-4-3 config, especially in this half of the world. Think of TK, TG, OZ, CZ, KE,...

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by CriticalPoint
Fri Oct 13, 2017 11:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta and Alaska named 'Great Place to Work' for a 2nd Straight Year
Replies: 18
Views: 1921

Re: Delta Certified as a 'Great Place to Work' for a 2nd Straight Year

It's amazing to me that some have to be so po faced about it. I don't think anyone considers it an accolade on a par with the Nobel Prize, but surely it reflect the fact that, right now, on a number of metrics DL seems to be the best performer of the big 3. Maybe you United guys should just chill a...

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by CriticalPoint
Fri Oct 13, 2017 10:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA to add seats to 777-200s with Polaris retrofit
Replies: 112
Views: 18776

Re: UA to add seats to 777-200s with Polaris retrofit

The reality is people complain, but in the end pay with their wallets, and United knows this in economy. Its a bummer for long haul, but i still think the legroom and new thin seats are worse then 10 abreast 777. The major complaint i hear these days in coach is actually the new lightweight thin se...

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by CriticalPoint
Fri Oct 13, 2017 10:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta and Alaska named 'Great Place to Work' for a 2nd Straight Year
Replies: 18
Views: 1921

Re: Delta Certified as a 'Great Place to Work' for a 2nd Straight Year

I did a survey and it certified me as an awsome person!! I’m super stoked! I’ll take it again next year and hopefully i will be awsome 2 years in a row!

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by CriticalPoint
Fri Oct 13, 2017 9:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA to add seats to 777-200s with Polaris retrofit
Replies: 112
Views: 18776

Re: UA to add seats to 777-200s with Polaris retrofit

United is flying around with a mid 80% load factors and they are doing 10s of billions of Dollars in revenue every year........I’m certain they know what their passengers want. United’s 777-300s go out full all over the world every single day so clearly people aren’t booking away. Besides nearly all...

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by CriticalPoint
Thu Oct 12, 2017 4:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet Upgrade Status - 2017
Replies: 1935
Views: 320360

Re: UA Polaris Tracking Thread

What's the current timeframe for 787's? UA has 12 788s and 21 789s in service. The last four 789s will come by Jan’18 7810s will start sometime next year. These will be the first to have the Polaris seats. 2 of those 4 upcoming 789s will likely fly the new IAH-SYD route launching that same month. T...

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by CriticalPoint
Wed Oct 11, 2017 5:13 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: How long will it take for Delta Air Lines to catch up with American Airlines?
Replies: 29
Views: 5382

Re: How long will it take for Delta Air Line to catch up with American Airlines?

Delta is a distant 3rd in Wide Body fleet size.....Don't really ever see them catching up in that metric due to all of their joint ventures.

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by CriticalPoint
Wed Oct 11, 2017 4:00 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Should United bring back the Tulip?
Replies: 115
Views: 12087

Re: Should United bring back the Tulip?

My take - the time for a re-brand will be when all of the merger activities are completed; all crews integrated and all that. At that point, it could make sense to re-brand, but if they do, I doubt that they'll look to history; the vision and strategy will be centered around a new, cohesive company...

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by CriticalPoint
Wed Oct 11, 2017 3:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Embraer Hopes Pinned on New Scope Clause in 2019-22
Replies: 137
Views: 13574

Re: Embraer Hopes Pinned on New Scope Clause in 2019-22

The Union Member way of talking is so fricking cringy! :crazy: Based on what I've read, most of them would rather regionals fly around in E145s and CRJ-200s for the rest of eternity. Not even those, JET aircraft should be mainline aircraft. Regionals should be flying props on flights less than an h...

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by CriticalPoint
Wed Oct 11, 2017 4:22 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Embraer Hopes Pinned on New Scope Clause in 2019-22
Replies: 137
Views: 13574

Re: Embraer Hopes Pinned on New Scope Clause in 2019-22

I agree with this strategy. Pilots should allow a few extra thousand pounds while keeping the seat limit - but not for free. In exchange for helping the company with fuel savings and modern aircraft, they should get some form of compensation. This is not about the threat of regionals growing into m...

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by CriticalPoint
Sat Oct 07, 2017 3:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Embraer Hopes Pinned on New Scope Clause in 2019-22
Replies: 137
Views: 13574

Re: Embraer Hopes Pinned on New Scope Clause in 2019-22

Why would the pilots give up a concession like increased MTOW at the regionals in exchange for nothing? I guess because raising the weight a few thousand pounds wouldn't really affect them. It adds no seats to the regional operations, nor does it add any additional planes. It simply would allow old...

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by CriticalPoint
Wed Oct 04, 2017 4:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Kirby: I expect UA will become the world's largest airline
Replies: 96
Views: 16379

Re: Kirby: I expect we’ll become [united] the worlds largest airline

My current beef with UA is flying ERJ's on markets like IAH-CLE/CMH/IND. Those markets should at least have E170/175s on them fully. United needs more airplanes.....Its not like they have a 175 just sitting there not doing anything just so they can fly an ERJ to those markets. the first of 161 MAXs...

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by CriticalPoint
Wed Oct 04, 2017 3:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Kirby: I expect UA will become the world's largest airline
Replies: 96
Views: 16379

Re: Kirby: I expect we’ll become [united] the worlds largest airline

What's all the focus on "biggest"? Oft stated, "Biggest isn't Best" I have never experienced UA, my flights to/from the USA were mostly only European airlines. I had one return BRU - Chicago with AA, and a number of US domestic flights. Those allowed me to at least understand th...

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by CriticalPoint
Wed Oct 04, 2017 3:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Kirby: I expect UA will become the world's largest airline
Replies: 96
Views: 16379

Re: Kirby: I expect we’ll become [united] the worlds largest airline

I highly doubt UAL will ever be able to top AAL let alone DAL. As far a a merger there arent too many other US based airlines that seem to fit the suit for acquisition. The only presence United can really grow is there United Express regional division. How do you figure? They have ALOT of mainline ...

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by CriticalPoint
Wed Sep 27, 2017 3:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA accelerates 747-400 retirement
Replies: 431
Views: 93750

Re: UA accelerates 747-400 retirement

United planning 2-hour celebration flights departing and arriving in same city, along with open-house tour. Will these fights be open to the public? If so, is there a website/etc. available to book one? As of right now it appears they are only available for United employees world wide. We have to e...

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by CriticalPoint
Sat Sep 16, 2017 5:58 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL A359 at ANC
Replies: 4
Views: 2421

Re: DL A359 at ANC

I remember seeing this before with 787 testing. I’m curious: what’s the point of “demonstrating a diversion” as part of the certification/qualification process? It gets the entire airline involved and shows that it can be handled safely, efficiently and properly. Every flight involves lots of peopl...

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by CriticalPoint
Sat Sep 16, 2017 12:18 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL A359 at ANC
Replies: 4
Views: 2421

Re: DL A359 at ANC

Usually FAA proving runs require the crew to demonstrate a divert. This was most likely that.

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by CriticalPoint
Wed Sep 13, 2017 12:46 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet Upgrade Status - 2017
Replies: 1935
Views: 320360

Re: United Fleet Upgrade Status - 2017

Anyone know when Direct TV is going to be pulled off the 737s?

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by CriticalPoint
Fri Sep 08, 2017 3:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airlines Handling Fares During Natural Disasters
Replies: 71
Views: 7782

Re: Airlines Handling Fares During Natural Disasters

In my opinion it is not about what will win you good favor with the public. It is about doing the right thing in disasters like this. I think the right thing to do is to increase capacity when you can, and cap fares at a very good price. If I ran an airline I would rather take a loss knowing we hel...

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by CriticalPoint
Thu Sep 07, 2017 9:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Embraer Hopes Pinned on New Scope Clause in 2019-22
Replies: 137
Views: 13574

Re: Embraer Hopes Pinned on New Scope Clause in 2019-22

Even if the company offered to roll back outsourcing in exchange? You'd think there's something in there for both pilots and management. Heck, that's something even the mainline pilots should consider offering management. The pay rate for 100 seat aircraft exist at all 3 majors the pilots have done...

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by CriticalPoint
Thu Sep 07, 2017 4:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet Upgrade Status - 2017
Replies: 1935
Views: 320360

Re: United Fleet Upgrade Status - 2017

With the announcement of IAH>SYD, we know where 2 of the 4 new 789's due in Dec/Jan/Feb are headed for UA. Two more to figure out. Next bunch of routes will have to coincide with 4x77W and 3x78J in 2H2018. What's really interesting is that the IAH 787 crew base is closing. They are haulting the clo...

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by CriticalPoint
Thu Sep 07, 2017 3:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA announces IAH-SYD, starting Jan 18, 2018
Replies: 155
Views: 26540

Re: UA announces IAH-SYD, starting Jan 18, 2018

Actually I'm not surprised that UA has announced IAH-SYD, what I find surprising is the start date as they will miss the peak travel season to Australia, if they had planned to start a month earlier it would be a different story however that may be a s simple as not having the aircraft to start any...

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by CriticalPoint
Wed Sep 06, 2017 7:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Skywest orders 25 E175
Replies: 37
Views: 5109

Re: Skywest orders 25 E175

Sancho99504 wrote:
DiamondFlyer wrote:
No real surprise here. Kill off your unionized carrier and replace it with flying at the non-union shop.

What non-union shop is replacing a union shop?
OO is union, QX is union....


Skywest does NOT have a union.

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by CriticalPoint
Wed Sep 06, 2017 4:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA changes order for 35 A350-1000s to 45 A350-900s
Replies: 170
Views: 36237

Re: UA changes order for 35 A350-1000s to 45 A350-900s

First, congrats to UA. Serious question, not meant to bash UA. Being that they're replacing the 777's, why even bother sending the 777s in for refurbishment? If they're only going to be around for another 5 or so years, why waste the money on very expensive mods. The business class seats in the 777...

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by CriticalPoint
Wed Sep 06, 2017 4:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA changes order for 35 A350-1000s to 45 A350-900s
Replies: 170
Views: 36237

Re: UA changes order for 35 A350-1000s to 45 A350-900s

Let's try to avoid the insipid "I'm Right, You're A Hater!" mentality that's all over this board. Everyone was right about some aspect of this deal to some degree. Rumours were clear that UA wasn't preparing to take the A350s soon-ish. Some said that meant they would "never" tak...

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by CriticalPoint
Tue Sep 05, 2017 5:12 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Embraer Hopes Pinned on New Scope Clause in 2019-22
Replies: 137
Views: 13574

Re: Embraer Hopes Pinned on New Scope Clause in 2019-22

- So, the motivation for airline pilots to maintain the scope clause without relaxation is to protect their job from flowing toward lower pay regional flying positions - But airlines would want to fly those aircrafts above scope clause, and putting those aircrafts onto mainline would result in high...

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