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by CriticalPoint
Fri Aug 23, 2019 7:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: NYC-Asia DL vs UA
Replies: 115
Views: 14683

Re: NYC-Asia DL vs UA

HP69 wrote:
DL has a way better EU network than UA though.


Don’t think so...what metric are you using?

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by CriticalPoint
Wed Aug 21, 2019 2:50 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why no UA 788/789 at EWR?
Replies: 6
Views: 1260

Re: Why no UA 788/789 at EWR?

UA857 wrote:
Why doesn't UA fly 788/789 out of EWR since the 788/789 were order was inherited from CO?


Because CO didn’t have SFO, LAX, DEN and IAD?

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by CriticalPoint
Wed Aug 21, 2019 2:46 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Pax sit on Delayed JFK-MIA Flight for 8 Hours, Fight Erupts
Replies: 28
Views: 7614

Re: Delta Pax sit on Delayed JFK-MIA Flight for 8 Hours, Fight Erupts

No I'm not kidding you can clearly hear the announcement from the caption address the physical fight and items being thrown about the cabin and you can clear see the officers asking the FA to identify the passengers involved in the physical altercation but the FA didn't and when the captain was ask...

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by CriticalPoint
Mon Aug 19, 2019 3:50 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DELTA Engine Failure , Emergency Landing in the Bahamas (N335NW / DL651)
Replies: 35
Views: 12064

Re: DELTA Engine Failure , Emergency Landing in the Bahamas (N335NW / DL651)

As I am not a pilot, I saw something on landing, that I do not understand. As soon as they touched down, they deployed the thrust reverser on what is likely the operational engine (only). Would this not cause an asymmetric event on the aircraft where control can be lost??? Just because you deploy t...

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by CriticalPoint
Sun Aug 18, 2019 3:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta 757 hard landing this morning at Azores PDL
Replies: 111
Views: 32443

Re: Delta 757 hard landing this morning at Azores PDL

Yikes that’s a hell of a wrinkle! Do you have the weather?

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by CriticalPoint
Sat Aug 17, 2019 11:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Pax sit on Delayed JFK-MIA Flight for 8 Hours, Fight Erupts
Replies: 28
Views: 7614

Re: Delta Pax sit on Delayed JFK-MIA Flight for 8 Hours, Fight Erupts

But that second video on twitter shows the Dr. Dao effect, . You gotta be kdding me, right? I was going to refrain from posting on this thread because typically it leads to no good. No way is this even remotely comparable to Dao. Dao was removed by force due to UA's policy when he was sitting in a ...

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by CriticalPoint
Fri Aug 09, 2019 9:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet/Network Thread - 2019
Replies: 2096
Views: 368322

Re: UA B787-10 to PVG from SFO/LAX, will yields suffer?

That is one long flight for 78X, especially westbound from LAX. Would think they would just consolidate their PVG operations from California at SFO, since AA, DL, and MU all operate LAX-PVG. I think DL, AA and MU should quit the route now that UA is flying the 787-10. What's the logic behind that t...

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by CriticalPoint
Fri Aug 09, 2019 8:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet/Network Thread - 2019
Replies: 2096
Views: 368322

Re: UA B787-10 to PVG from SFO/LAX, will yields suffer?

voxkel wrote:
That is one long flight for 78X, especially westbound from LAX. Would think they would just consolidate their PVG operations from California at SFO, since AA, DL, and MU all operate LAX-PVG.


I think DL, AA and MU should quit the route now that UA is flying the 787-10.

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by CriticalPoint
Mon Aug 05, 2019 4:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 787-10 Missions in the transpacific market
Replies: 111
Views: 25738

Re: Boeing 787-10 Missions in the transpacific market

Let's say Boeing does understate the range. But that is the certified range, right? Authorities are not going to approve any flight plans that exceed that published/certified range, are they? There is no “certified” range. There is a range stated that the plane can fly with a given load. Merely an ...

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by CriticalPoint
Sun Aug 04, 2019 2:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet/Network Thread - 2019
Replies: 2096
Views: 368322

Re: United Fleet/Network Thread - 2019

I who know nothing! I am assuming that it’s 40 Economy Blocked seats. QUESTION: as per the high premium 767, could a 789 add more Polaris and Premium Economy, E+ and shrink Economy to save weight: sell more premium seats? That said I always wonder if a Polaris seat just adds back the weight of 40 Y...

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by CriticalPoint
Sun Aug 04, 2019 4:34 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Suspected drunk DL pilot arrested just before flight
Replies: 118
Views: 15427

Re: Suspected drunk DL pilot arrested just before flight

I find it amusing that we just had a rather large thread applauding Delta for including Narcan in their onboard EMK's, but now we are trashing the HIMS program. Let's require the airlines to spend huge money for some junkey who decides to OD, but forget HIMS, hang those pilots with a problem. And i...

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by CriticalPoint
Sun Aug 04, 2019 2:14 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet/Network Thread - 2019
Replies: 2096
Views: 368322

Re: United Fleet/Network Thread - 2019

I who know nothing! I am assuming that it’s 40 Economy Blocked seats. QUESTION: as per the high premium 767, could a 789 add more Polaris and Premium Economy, E+ and shrink Economy to save weight: sell more premium seats? That said I always wonder if a Polaris seat just adds back the weight of 40 Y...

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by CriticalPoint
Sun Aug 04, 2019 2:08 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Suspected drunk DL pilot arrested just before flight
Replies: 118
Views: 15427

Re: Suspected drunk DL pilot arrested just before flight

Plenty of coach drivers go through the same scrutiny on this. I don't think drug testing is over-regulated for someone who wants to be responsible for transporting hundreds of people. hey are plenty of jobs out there that are less well paid and involve far bigger inconveniences. I never get this at...

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by CriticalPoint
Sat Aug 03, 2019 7:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet/Network Thread - 2019
Replies: 2096
Views: 368322

Re: United Fleet/Network Thread - 2019

This is incorrect the 787 has been operating ETOPS 240 for at least a year probably closer to 2. Just take a look at some of the IAH-SYD OFPs. I have some to prove it. Now we are not authorized to use it throughout the world but have unlimited authority to use it in the South Pacific and on a case ...

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by CriticalPoint
Sat Aug 03, 2019 5:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United pilots arrested at Glasgow Airport before boarding US flight
Replies: 133
Views: 22372

Re: Pilots arrested at Glasgow Airport before boarding US flight

CriticalPoint wrote:
COSPN wrote:
I think we still have freedom of speech in the USA... and this is not a newspaper


You should research what freedom of speech actually means.

The bill of rights protects us from an oppressive government not individuals or corporations.

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by CriticalPoint
Sat Aug 03, 2019 3:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Suspected drunk DL pilot arrested just before flight
Replies: 118
Views: 15427

Re: Suspected drunk DL pilot arrested just before flight

It would appear that there is a systematic problem with alcohol and pilots. I propose an increase in the numbers of pilots tested through random testing, and more publicity for the addiction programs to try to get people to come forth voluntarily. All done in concert with the unions and regulatory ...

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by CriticalPoint
Sat Aug 03, 2019 2:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet/Network Thread - 2019
Replies: 2096
Views: 368322

Re: United Fleet/Network Thread - 2019

Unless UA doesn't allow diversions to some airports on polar services, Great Circle Mapper shows no restriction for ETOPS 180 over the polar region. The only issue would be on IAH-SYD, SFO-AKL, SFO-PPT and winds could allow faster routings through the restricted area of ETOPS 180, 207 or 240 on at ...

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by CriticalPoint
Sat Aug 03, 2019 1:40 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Suspected drunk DL pilot arrested just before flight
Replies: 118
Views: 15427

Re: Suspected drunk DL pilot arrested just before flight

We have random testing. So what? Annoying is all. Lightsaber I believe you missed the point of my post. I see pilots as way over-regulated compared to other professions, many that do need more supervision. In response to your post-testing is much more than “annoying” if you are the Delta pilot who ...

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by CriticalPoint
Fri Aug 02, 2019 7:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet/Network Thread - 2019
Replies: 2096
Views: 368322

Re: United Fleet/Network Thread - 2019

Jay the 787 has been running ETOPS 240 for a couple years. We have unlimited authority in the South Pacific. The 777-300ER has also recently been given approval. It is not a secret anymore. What you are seeing is the ETPOS 240 for the 787-10. Although UA has no intention of operating a -10 on a rou...

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by CriticalPoint
Fri Aug 02, 2019 4:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet/Network Thread - 2019
Replies: 2096
Views: 368322

Re: United Fleet/Network Thread - 2019

[twoid][/twoid] jayunited, what routes is UA operating ETOPS 240 authority!? is it possibly AKL-SFO as I remember Air New Zealand got ETOPS 240 for a faster routing for AKL-LAX and eventually ETOPS 330 for AKL-EZE (the South Pacific route between NZ & Chile/Argentina is the longest route over-wa...

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by CriticalPoint
Thu Aug 01, 2019 8:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Suspected drunk DL pilot arrested just before flight
Replies: 118
Views: 15427

Re: Suspected drunk DL pilot arrested just before flight

I'm not sure what difference that would make, but being a Delta pilot there is a 99.9% chance it was under FAA rules and guidance which clearly spells out the do's and don't drinking and flight operations for numerous fields within the avaition community. I'm just curious because it seems on this f...

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by CriticalPoint
Wed Jul 31, 2019 10:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Suspected drunk DL pilot arrested just before flight
Replies: 118
Views: 15427

Re: Suspected drunk DL pilot arrested just before flight

He's an ALPA member, he'll be back in the cockpit by the start of next week. Man that’s sooooooo funny! You have no idea how unions work. Then explain how it works contrary to what was written. If this was a first offense Delta will pay for his 28 day rehab at a clinic, he will enter the drunk prog...

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by CriticalPoint
Wed Jul 31, 2019 8:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Suspected drunk DL pilot arrested just before flight
Replies: 118
Views: 15427

Re: Suspected drunk DL pilot arrested just before flight

Super80Fan wrote:
He's an ALPA member, he'll be back in the cockpit by the start of next week.

Man that’s sooooooo funny!

You have no idea how unions work.

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by CriticalPoint
Tue Jul 30, 2019 2:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Another AA A330 fume issue
Replies: 31
Views: 5713

Re: Another AA A330 fume issue

Post of the week. From the original article cited by the OP's link: In a statement, American Airlines said ten of the crew members asked to be taken to hospital for a medical assessment after landing. No passengers reported feeling ill. Fume events are dangerous, crew members have died. You bet you...

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by CriticalPoint
Tue Jul 30, 2019 2:12 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Another AA A330 fume issue
Replies: 31
Views: 5713

Re: Another AA A330 fume issue

Seems rather interesting that only crew were rushed to hospital. Passengers were breathing different air apparently. The passengers aren’t in a union. I kid, I kid Post of the week. From the original article cited by the OP's link: In a statement, American Airlines said ten of the crew members aske...

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by CriticalPoint
Thu Jul 18, 2019 9:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA’s cash position
Replies: 29
Views: 6461

Re: UA’s cash position

Delta is $2 billion cash, but long term debt only $7.7 billion. American is much worse with $337 million, cash and Long-term debt and finance leases at $20.66 billion. (1Q quarterly report) The idea of too much cash making a carrier a takeover target shouldn't get much traction in this industry. It...

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by CriticalPoint
Thu Jul 18, 2019 8:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA’s cash position
Replies: 29
Views: 6461

Re: UA’s cash position

RyanairGuru wrote:
anair79 wrote:
Rdh3e wrote:
buy back stock which "gives the money back to investors"


How is "buy back stock" giving money back to investors?


Because they own the stock. When the airline buys your stock they pay you for it.


ummmm no.....they are buying outstanding shares which raise the price.

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by CriticalPoint
Thu Jul 18, 2019 8:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA’s cash position
Replies: 29
Views: 6461

Re: UA’s cash position

In the latest (impressive) financial results one of the parameters reported was cash at a little over 3 Billion With long term debt at over 12B I’m surprised how relatively low their cash reserves are, especially for an airline of that size and with a substantial number of very profitable years beh...

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by CriticalPoint
Thu Jul 18, 2019 8:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United beats on 2Q earnings, adding used 737
Replies: 89
Views: 17775

Re: United beats on 2Q earnings, adding used 737

* Someone correct me if I'm mistaken, but the incremental 73NG purchases (besides hedging some MAX loss in overall lift), could also be used to fuel more regional additions, right? Pilot scope. Increase the denominator of mainline aircraft and the formula permits more 70 seat growth, yes? No only a...

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by CriticalPoint
Sat Jul 13, 2019 1:36 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: How come DL185 (ATL-PVG) is not a polar route today but DL583 (DTW-PVG) is!?
Replies: 50
Views: 7415

Re: How come DL185 (ATL-PVG) is not a polar route today but DL583 (DTW-PVG) is!?

Atlanta is much hotter than Detroit. The aircraft could experience sudden temperature changes going from the very warm southern US (ATL) into a freezing polar environment. These sudden temp fluctuations could possibly compromise aircraft structure. Holy crap! That’s some mighty fine BS right there!...

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by CriticalPoint
Sat Jun 29, 2019 1:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: EU warns US that any action against Air Italy would constitute a violation of the US-EU Air Transport Agreement
Replies: 44
Views: 9459

Re: EU warns US that any action against Air Italy would constitute a violation of the US-EU Air Transport Agreement

UA cant even fly to Bombay profitably, despite them having a hub in New 'Patel' Jersey. If the Indian diaspora rejects an airline with an hub in Newark, the reason for the US airlines inability to compete is deeper than just potential subsidies. You are correct the the reason they can’t compete is ...

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by CriticalPoint
Thu Jun 27, 2019 10:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Continental Holdings changing name to United Airlines Holdings
Replies: 44
Views: 5748

Re: United Continental Holdings changing name to United Airlines Holdings

It’s about time.....this merger of equals was a disaster

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by CriticalPoint
Tue Jun 25, 2019 3:35 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet/Network Thread - 2019
Replies: 2096
Views: 368322

Re: United Fleet/Network Thread - 2019

I have a strong feeling those 764s are going to replace the 777As. I know it’s a capacity drop but that’s ok if United ups frequency. The 764 CASM is fantastic it could be a great hub connector when the 777As are retired.

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by CriticalPoint
Mon Jun 24, 2019 3:18 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet/Network Thread - 2019
Replies: 2096
Views: 368322

Re: United Fleet/Network Thread - 2019

I believe that there is the place for a Bombardier CSeries CS300 or Embraer ERJ-195E2 sized aircraft in United's fleet It's been a long time since they ordered some new smaller jets. B737-700 25: 25. Jul. 1996 11: 10. Oct. 1996 So you aren’t counting Airbus? Almost all the A319 showed up from 98-02...

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by CriticalPoint
Mon Jun 24, 2019 1:36 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet/Network Thread - 2019
Replies: 2096
Views: 368322

Re: United Fleet/Network Thread - 2019

Does the badge in that seat say United? Or does it say some other airline? If it says another airline then yes I’m not giving an inch, I shouldn’t have to negotiate to allow other people to do my job. If the company wants to negotiate then they can negotiate a pay rate that would allow United pilot...

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by CriticalPoint
Sun Jun 23, 2019 11:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet/Network Thread - 2019
Replies: 2096
Views: 368322

Re: United Fleet/Network Thread - 2019

Then UA should possibly cancel orders for at least some new MAXs or all the used 319s and order smaller narrowbodies to allow the upgrade from 50 seats to 76 seats. Net would be fewer mainline pilots at probably lower rates. Would the fewer mainline pilots be a win? I'm just saying negotiations can...

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by CriticalPoint
Sun Jun 23, 2019 3:49 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet/Network Thread - 2019
Replies: 2096
Views: 368322

Re: United Fleet/Network Thread - 2019

Is there a number of 737s or A320 family aircraft that pilots would consider that would allow those aircraft to bring on more 76 seaters? Wouldn't you rather be flying a 737/319 vs a smaller narrowbody? NO.....management can have all the 76 seaters they want. Mainline pilots will have no problem fl...

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by CriticalPoint
Sun Jun 23, 2019 1:31 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet/Network Thread - 2019
Replies: 2096
Views: 368322

Re: United Fleet/Network Thread - 2019

:checkmark: Holding UA management hostage for other groups' failures isn't going to end well for either party. Hostage? Whoever said mainline pilots can’t fly a 50 seater? If anything they have a gun to the work groups heads saying we won’t give you anything until you agree to give your own job awa...

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by CriticalPoint
Thu Jun 20, 2019 2:24 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet/Network Thread - 2019
Replies: 2096
Views: 368322

Re: United Fleet/Network Thread - 2019

I agree. What I mean by that is that's what UA management will suggest, and the pilots will very loudly say "no thanks." Any kind of scope relief in the next contract seems a far-fetched. My bet is on scope not moving an inch. Everyone seems to be certain that there is no point discussing...

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by CriticalPoint
Thu Jun 20, 2019 2:18 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet/Network Thread - 2019
Replies: 2096
Views: 368322

Re: United Fleet/Network Thread - 2019

If I were an executive that intended to start a full frontal assault on the scoping clause, what I would do is let the fleet age badly and then say to the pilots that there is no way that the airline can afford to replace hundreds of B737-700/800 and A319/320 at once. They have no choice but to all...

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by CriticalPoint
Mon Jun 17, 2019 2:12 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Will Boeing Brasil let the E175-E2 just fall off the table?
Replies: 58
Views: 8635

Re: Will Boeing Brasil let the E175-E2 just fall off the table?

With ALL the reading here I have done- thus I must be really dense- because it’s a topic I really do not understand I often gloss past scope conversations. My simple, topical understanding is “70/76 seat scope clause” simply mean that a crew’s compensation is capped vs mainline aircraft. Am I corre...

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by CriticalPoint
Mon Jun 17, 2019 2:04 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Will Boeing Brasil let the E175-E2 just fall off the table?
Replies: 58
Views: 8635

Re: Will Boeing Brasil let the E175-E2 just fall off the table?

Paying a pilot more or less because the plane he is flying has more or less seats is like GM paying the guy bolting on the wheels on the Cadillac Escalade more than the guy bolting on the wheels on the Chevy Suburban. But since unions exist to protect incumbents and screw the new guys, and incumben...

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by CriticalPoint
Sun Jun 16, 2019 3:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United 757-200 hard landing at EWR
Replies: 166
Views: 40146

Re: What’s the emergency at EWR?

Can't confirm it, but a UA pilot posted elsewhere, it was a new hire FO on his IOE. If so, thats not good for him/her. The trainee will be fine. However, the Training Captain might fall under some scrutiny. Especially as I have heard (anecdotally only) that this is a gotcha with the 757 under some ...

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by CriticalPoint
Sat Jun 15, 2019 7:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United 757-200 hard landing at EWR
Replies: 166
Views: 40146

Re: What’s the emergency at EWR?

Could hydraulic failure have anything to do with it? Seems to be a common problem with the 757 and 767 series. Care to add some more facts to that assertion? Since when does one need to post facts on A.net anymore? You’ve flown the 757, haven’t you B1? I’ve heard you have to pay extra attention to ...

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by CriticalPoint
Sat Jun 15, 2019 7:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United 757-200 hard landing at EWR
Replies: 166
Views: 40146

Re: What’s the emergency at EWR?

CO764 wrote:
Does anyone know why 22R was closed as well?


Crash fire rescue most likely. They could not properly respond to another incident if they are all deployed on this one.

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by CriticalPoint
Tue Jun 11, 2019 2:02 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet/Network Thread - 2019
Replies: 2096
Views: 368322

Re: United Fleet/Network Thread - 2019

DEN doesn’t have any takeoff obstacles that require exceptional climb performance. Read 14 CFR25.121 It doesn’t matter if there is anything to hit or not an aircraft must meet several climb gradients at specific gates to be able to operate in the 121 world. However as OKC mentioned usually it is th...

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by CriticalPoint
Sun Jun 09, 2019 3:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The first Airbus A320 to break the 30-year in service mark
Replies: 81
Views: 18793

Re: The first Airbus A320 to break the 30-year in service mark

Sorry Lightsaber but... [Ironi on} Can you please explain LH, that they have to utilize their near 30 years old A220-200 only 6 h per day and not as regular seen, the 14 to 17 h per day and 6 flights/day? [/ironi of} It seems, LH Group is just not aware, old jets have to fly less hours and circles....

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by CriticalPoint
Wed Jun 05, 2019 12:56 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA167 LIS-IAD Divert DCA
Replies: 82
Views: 16694

Re: UA167 LIS-IAD Divert DCA

However were there other aircraft operating at DCA during this period? Yes. AA2640 also arrived from the south about 10 minutes earlier. I don't see another arrival at DCA until after 4:30. Other than that, only departures on 19 heading away from the storm (the south was clear). Other crews waiting...

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by CriticalPoint
Thu May 30, 2019 6:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What happened to the Delta and United 747 pilots?
Replies: 83
Views: 15805

Re: What happened to the Delta and United 747 pilots?

BravoOne wrote:
dcaviation wrote:
BravoOne wrote:


Where do you come up with this stuff? The 747-400's were in DTW, ATL (?) at the end of their run. They never have been based in SFO, or LAX for that matter.


It's called intelligent reading.



No it's called fiction.


You do know that this thread is about UA and DL right?

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by CriticalPoint
Thu May 30, 2019 3:38 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What happened to the Delta and United 747 pilots?
Replies: 83
Views: 15805

Re: What happened to the Delta and United 747 pilots?

[quote="ual763}There are still a bunch of guys left at United that flew the Classic 747s.[/quote]

The Rope Starts

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