Cubsrule wrote:I guess we can’t blame EK catering at DXB for this one?
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...Jump to post
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...Jump to post
[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 ...Jump to post
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.
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...Jump to post
[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...Jump to post
nine4nine wrote:Question...Do Airlines have to pay any environmental impact fees for dumping a full load after take off?
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...Jump to post
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...Jump to post
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 ...Jump to post
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...Jump to post
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?
[ 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 ...Jump to post
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...Jump to post
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...Jump to post
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...Jump to post
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...Jump to post
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 ...Jump to post
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.
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,...Jump to post
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...Jump to post
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...Jump to post
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!Jump to post
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...Jump to post
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...Jump to post
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.Jump to post
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...Jump to post
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...Jump to post
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...Jump to post
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...Jump to post
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...Jump to post
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...Jump to post
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 ...Jump to post
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...Jump to post
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...Jump to post
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...Jump to post
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...Jump to post
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...Jump to post
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...Jump to post
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...Jump to post
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...Jump to post
- 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...Jump to post