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by UALifer
Mon Aug 03, 2020 2:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet, Network, & Livery Thread - 2020
Replies: 3215
Views: 558827

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

A 739 (N39423) is currently flying SFO-MEM as UA2257. https://flightaware.com/live/flight/UAL2557 Does anyone know the reason for this flight? I can't recall UA ever offering direct service on this route and I am unaware of any sports teams who would be chartering a plane between the two cities. Ma...

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by UALifer
Mon Jul 27, 2020 6:13 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JetBlue potential at SFO
Replies: 72
Views: 11634

Re: JetBlue potential at SFO

JetBlue is not looking to capture the population that does mostly west coast travel. They are looking to capture the people that do a lot of transcon travel and take the occasional trips to leisure spots like Vegas, Reno, Bozeman and Hawaii. Their focus is in East coast. Having west coast presence ...

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by UALifer
Sun Jul 26, 2020 3:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JetBlue potential at SFO
Replies: 72
Views: 11634

Re: JetBlue potential at SFO

Again, it's all dependent on how many gates they can get. Opportunities like this where everyone is smaller and airport is expanding don't come around everyday. There is minimal ULCC presence at SFO and WN is not looking to expand here. So they have less competition here than at LAX for additional ...

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by UALifer
Wed Jun 24, 2020 5:34 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JetBlue Network Thread - 2020
Replies: 1546
Views: 201052

Re: Major Expansion B6 at EWR and JFK

As for your other comments, why would PA need to evict its largest airlines tenant? Just allocate those gates based upon usage. If B6/F9/NK are using their gates more aggressively than other airlines, then they should be allowed to use other CUTE gates when the preferred airline is not using them. ...

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by UALifer
Sun Jun 07, 2020 3:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Happy birthday to 777 (United Airlines)
Replies: 23
Views: 4729

Re: Happy birthday to 777 (United Airlines)

N777UA scheduled to fly EWR-LAX-EWR today.

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by UALifer
Sat Jun 06, 2020 3:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet, Network, & Livery Thread - 2020
Replies: 3215
Views: 558827

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

AmericanAir88 wrote:
Does anyone have the schedule for EWR in July? Are they planning on using a 787-10 for one of the EWR-LAX routes? Also, I am curious how EWR operations will look.


Domestic schedules were updated last night, so whatever is selling should be mostly accurate now.

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by UALifer
Thu Jun 04, 2020 9:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: American Airlines Business & Finance Discussion
Replies: 358
Views: 68643

Re: FT: Investors bet AA will file for BK

Something that I think people are overlooking is UA's exposure, UA is the least equipped of the US3 to tap into where demand is currently (Florida, Arizona, and the National Parks). Sure they have DEN, but other than that EWR, SFO, IAD, LAX, and even ORD aren't really tailored to serve the current ...

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by UALifer
Fri May 22, 2020 5:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet, Network, & Livery Thread - 2020
Replies: 3215
Views: 558827

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

Related with pulled down schedules anyone known how hub banks and connectivity is working today? Obviously banks are much smaller and presume far fewer. Banks aren't actually that much smaller, just significantly fewer. ORD has two banks - 75-80 departures each DEN has two banks - 65-70 departures ...

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by UALifer
Wed May 13, 2020 4:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA planning layoffs but not AA, DL etc..?
Replies: 110
Views: 15037

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

Why not devise a ranking system based on safety then? i.e. pilots who have exhibited less safe practices in the past would be ranked towards the bottom of the list. OK, just how do you do this...? There's also other poor practices that don't compromise safety that could be taken into account. For e...

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by UALifer
Wed May 13, 2020 3:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA planning layoffs but not AA, DL etc..?
Replies: 110
Views: 15037

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

Just about every company out there does layoffs based on merit and not seniority, INCLUDING management employees at airlines. So please don’t argue that “there’s no other way to do it”, because that’s ludicrous. The only reason airlines lay off in seniority order is because the CBAs require it and ...

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by UALifer
Wed May 13, 2020 2:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA planning layoffs but not AA, DL etc..?
Replies: 110
Views: 15037

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

Just about every company out there does layoffs based on merit and not seniority, INCLUDING management employees at airlines. So please don’t argue that “there’s no other way to do it”, because that’s ludicrous. The only reason airlines lay off in seniority order is because the CBAs require it and b...

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by UALifer
Tue May 05, 2020 2:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet, Network, & Livery Thread - 2020
Replies: 3215
Views: 558827

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

Well I can’t really say much for the first two, though Alaska has only been operating a handful (~15) daily flights at SFO, so I seriously doubt they’ll be offering a nonstop to AUS in June. The two in OMA are full of it though.. The AS schedule for June is very likely the schedule you're seeing no...

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by UALifer
Tue May 05, 2020 2:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet, Network, & Livery Thread - 2020
Replies: 3215
Views: 558827

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

As the country is opening up, I made a couple calls to 3 friends and a relative that are are either a 1K or GS to see what there travel plans are and found out some startling, very concerning information. Below: United Global Service member based in Austin: Needs to go to SFO a few times in June bu...

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by UALifer
Sat May 02, 2020 5:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet, Network, & Livery Thread - 2020
Replies: 3215
Views: 558827

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

Interesting that the 757/67 base is closing at LAX & SFO. That would seem to indicate they don’t plan to bring back the any of the 757s to transcontinental p.s. or Hawaii service. I wonder if this will be mostly widebody service going forward, at least on the transcons. Same with SFO/LAX-ORD and...

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by UALifer
Wed Apr 22, 2020 8:51 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: US ATC Impacts from Coronavirus Thread
Replies: 97
Views: 16956

Re: US ATC Impacts from Coronavirus Thread

Listening in to Washington Tower (DCA) around noon as weather rolled through. Once that excitement ended and a Southwest flight landed on its 3rd attempt, I noticed that the tower was also doing ground control as well, clearing for push back, taxiing arriving and departing aircraft, etc. Is this th...

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by UALifer
Sun Feb 16, 2020 7:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: OAG Changes 2/16/2020:China-geddon;AD Suspends BEL-FLL;NK Adds SEA-BUR,Cuts SEA-DFW;Hopskotch Air?;Deep WN MAX Cuts
Replies: 94
Views: 14806

Re: OAG Changes 2/16/2020:China-geddon;AD Suspends BEL-FLL;NK Adds SEA-BUR,Cuts SEA-DFW;Hopskotch Air?;Deep WN MAX Cuts

This is certainly contrary to the recent dialog. Unless it's driven by upgauging it's quite a change of plan (or what many people thought was the plan). It is not contrary to recent dialog it just the way enilria presents the information WN was clearly presented as MAX cuts while UA is presented as...

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by UALifer
Sun Feb 09, 2020 6:15 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: San Francisco Bay Area Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 98
Views: 11171

Re: San Francisco Bay Area Aviation Thread - 2020

Strong north winds expected at SFO on Sunday. Could see some rare and exciting circle-to-land Rwy 1R approaches.

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by UALifer
Sat Feb 01, 2020 5:44 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Corona Virus outbreak - Aviation related News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 1387
Views: 211790

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

What about United’s remaining PVG/PEK-EWR and PEK-IAD flights? Are those still going to operate between now and their announced suspension dates and stop in LAX/SFO for CDC and immigration clearance? Or are those being cancelled as well?

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by UALifer
Fri Dec 06, 2019 7:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Spirit sues the DOT
Replies: 28
Views: 6480

Re: Spirit sues the DOT

I don’t know how this works so maybe someone can enlighten me... why would Spirit be entitled to those departure times? I’m sure United would like to get their hands on those times just as much as Spirit, if not more.

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by UALifer
Sat Oct 05, 2019 8:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alaska Airlines Network Thread - 2019
Replies: 203
Views: 27620

Re: Alaska Airlines Network Thread - 2019

The biggest news, IMHO, is the addition of 2X daily SFOPHX service. AS has long stated that to be relevant in CA, they needed to serve the top 10 markets from their focus cities. Recently, they've been saying "Top 20" instead, and that implies that long term, you'll see LAXPHX and SANPHX ...

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by UALifer
Fri Oct 04, 2019 6:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The Rest of Ohio - 2019
Replies: 808
Views: 158090

Re: The Rest of Ohio - 2019

CAK airport source saying UA will be starting IAD-CAK on May 8. Maybe EWR going away?

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by UALifer
Wed Sep 18, 2019 5:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SFO Runway 28L closure - How Bad?
Replies: 144
Views: 28299

Re: SFO Runway 28L closure - How Bad?

https://www.flysfo.com/media/press-rele ... d-schedule
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KLMatSJC wrote:
All runways are set to open tomorrow at 21:00L, more than a week early.


Airport press release: https://www.flysfo.com/media/press-rele ... d-schedule

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by UALifer
Wed Sep 11, 2019 5:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SFO Runway 28L closure - How Bad?
Replies: 144
Views: 28299

Re: SFO Runway 28L closure - How Bad?

There is an idle BA A380 at SFO. Is this aircraft AOG or is BA altering their schedule due to the runway construction? It was there yesterday too. They actually flew it over to OAK for two days because there was no place to park it at SFO. BA9154 SFO-OAK 8SEP: https://flightaware.com/live/flight/BA...

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by UALifer
Tue Aug 27, 2019 8:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SFO Runway 28L closure - How Bad?
Replies: 144
Views: 28299

Re: SFO Runway 28L closure - How Bad?

Would the runway closures affect arrivals at all? I'm on a flight from ORD on Sep. 14th but would that get delayed at ORD because of the closures? Absolutely. With one arrival runway gone, expect SFO’s arrival rate to be cut roughly in half. Current arrival rate is 54 aircraft per hour in good weat...

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by UALifer
Tue Aug 27, 2019 7:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SFO Runway 28L closure - How Bad?
Replies: 144
Views: 28299

Re: SFO Runway 28L closure - How Bad?

Would the runway closures affect arrivals at all? I'm on a flight from ORD on Sep. 14th but would that get delayed at ORD because of the closures? Absolutely. With one arrival runway gone, expect SFO’s arrival rate to be cut roughly in half. Current arrival rate is 54 aircraft per hour in good weat...

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by UALifer
Mon Aug 19, 2019 9:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: OAG Changes 8/18/2019:AS Adds GEG-PAE;DL Adds LGW/MAN;HA Adds LAS-OGG;SY Cuts STL-MSP;UA Cuts EWR-PSP;WN
Replies: 76
Views: 12705

Re: OAG Changes 8/18/2019:AS Adds GEG-PAE;DL Adds LGW/MAN;HA Adds LAS-OGG;SY Cuts STL-MSP;UA Cuts EWR-PSP;WN

Once again, OKC gets screwed! Between UA ditching the EWR route which they never promoted, now WN pulling out of DAL? Maybe the fares sucked, but I've flown that route a dozen times in the past year, and each time the flight was full (if not a few seats from being full)...now granted most of the pa...

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by UALifer
Thu Aug 01, 2019 7:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alaska Airlines 2nd quarter financial results
Replies: 65
Views: 9343

Re: Alaska Airlines 2nd quarter financial results

I think we will need to be a little patience with the expansion at SFO and even more so with LAX. I wouldn't expect to see much at SFO until AA moves into T1 in 2020 allowing AS to move all there operations into one terminal and possible get some more preferred gates usage. I thought when AA moves ...

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by UALifer
Thu Aug 01, 2019 7:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Flights diverted to Dulles IAD yesterday
Replies: 16
Views: 3133

Re: Flights diverted to Dulles IAD yesterday

ydahman wrote:
Does this affect flights to the point where they need to be diverted? Cant they just fly above these storms in a circle for an hour until it is clear for them to land?


Thunderstorms also often reach as high as 60,000 ft, so it’s not as simple as flying above the storms.

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by UALifer
Tue Jul 23, 2019 9:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet/Network Thread - 2019
Replies: 3546
Views: 709884

Re: United Fleet/Network Thread - 2019

Looks like United scheduled a 788 ORD-OSH-ORD tomorrow for Airventure. Arrives 0900, departs 1800. Flight 2760.

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by UALifer
Tue Jul 23, 2019 8:46 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Defunct airlines flight 1
Replies: 8
Views: 1240

Defunct airlines flight 1

Flight 1 tends to be a very prestigious and important route for any airline. It’s easy enough to look up what flight #1 is for airlines that are still around, but I’m curious what flight #1 was for all the defunct airlines that have come and gone throughout the years...

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by UALifer
Sun Jul 21, 2019 1:07 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: United Club in Denver
Replies: 10
Views: 1977

Re: United Club in Denver

TTailedTiger wrote:
Yeah two clubs doesn't seem to be enough. UA has about the same number of flights at DEN as DL does at DTW but DTW has four sky clubs.


Not just that, but IAD has about half the number of UA flights as DEN and has 4 United Clubs if I recall correctly.

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by UALifer
Thu Jul 18, 2019 7:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: NYC-Asia DL vs UA
Replies: 116
Views: 17407

Re: NYC-Asia DL vs UA

If UA truly isn’t profitable in TPAC (remember this also includes Australia/NZ, which UA has already indicated is underperforming when they cut LAX/IAH-SYD to less than daily), then I would think that most of the unprofitable Asia flying is coming from ORD and possibly LAX, not EWR. The fact that Un...

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by UALifer
Tue Jul 16, 2019 4:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: UA reinstating BOM and DEL service by September 6th, 2019
Replies: 205
Views: 41524

Re: UA suspends BOM service effective immediately

There is no way United will resume these flights before October. To do so would be just throwing money away. They have zero bookings on flights from now to October, and India flights have a very long booking curve. These flights would be going out 20-30% full. That being said, I fully expect them to...

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by UALifer
Tue Jul 16, 2019 3:27 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: UA reinstating BOM and DEL service by September 6th, 2019
Replies: 205
Views: 41524

Re: UA suspends BOM service effective immediately

Suspension extended. Due to the continued restriction of Pakistani airspace, we are extending our suspension of service between EWR and BOM (Mumbai) and DEL (New Delhi) until Oct. 26, 2019 (eastbound). We are continuing to keep employees at our stations in India, as well as affected crew members, u...

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by UALifer
Tue Jul 16, 2019 3:22 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Will United return to India ?
Replies: 16
Views: 2466

Re: Will United return to India ?

dmstorm22 wrote:
It's bookable starting post 10/26 (or at least it is on 10/30 where I have a EWR-BOM booking).

The 10/26 date seems really specific....?


10/27 is the start of the IATA winter season.

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by UALifer
Sun Jul 14, 2019 7:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Summer in SFO 2020
Replies: 21
Views: 3972

Re: Summer in SFO 2020

I don't understand how come UA can't do year round SFO-MUC? Also as mentioned,SFO- BRU should do well with 789 or 789. Anyway, SFO has plenty of flights to Europe now. What SFO actually needs is a nonstop service to South America.I would like to see LATAM resuming SFO-LIM, or Avianca launches SFO-B...

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by UALifer
Tue Jul 02, 2019 5:18 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: EWR International gate 'slotting'
Replies: 34
Views: 6450

Re: EWR International gate 'slotting'

The Port Authority needs to task UAL with that one with re-banking EWR. There is a higher amount of downtime (EG: 11am to 1pm) with ops during the day and in the late evening compared to the mornings, late afternoons, and early evenings. There are times you can be at EWR and think it's surprisingly...

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by UALifer
Fri Jun 28, 2019 2:27 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United goes double daily SFO-HKG
Replies: 28
Views: 7489

Re: United goes double daily SFO-HKG

Just out of curiosity, what’s significant about the different days of the week that would warrant a different departure time (only 15 minutes), yet give the same arrival time? Likely due to gate availability at SFO on certain days of the week. They have to have the same arrival time in HKG every da...

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by UALifer
Thu Jun 27, 2019 11:06 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: San Francisco Bay Area Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 76
Views: 11555

Re: San Francisco Bay Area Aviation Thread - 2019

according to this https://www.sfgate.com/travel/article/Harvey-Milk-Terminal-1-first-look-pictures-sf-14047873.php B6 and WN is moving into T1. The curious part I saw there is this. Southwest Airlines and JetBlue will move into the new space in July with six gates. I can't see why B6 would need 6 g...

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by UALifer
Fri Jun 14, 2019 5:23 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Flight Numbers
Replies: 52
Views: 6705

Re: Flight Numbers

UA's TPAC flights used to be 800s They still are, are they not? Did they inherit those flight numbers when they brought Pan Am's pacific routes? Cathay also uses 800+ for their NA flights. Most still are, but not all of them. All of the TPAC flights from EWR and IAH are not 8xx flights (since they ...

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by UALifer
Sun Jun 09, 2019 12:30 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA Increasing Mainline Service From ORD
Replies: 28
Views: 5662

Re: AA Increasing Mainline Service From ORD

Not really sure why both UA and AA have such high % of regional jets at ORD. I feel if one of them were to upgauge the majority of their ORD flights to mainline, they'd gain a significant advantage over the other. Don’t know about AA, but UA definitely doesn’t just have a bunch of mainline airplane...

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by UALifer
Tue Jun 04, 2019 12:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qantas confirms 3 weekly BNE-SFO and 4 weekly BNE-ORD to start by late April 2020
Replies: 84
Views: 13865

Re: Qantas plans to launch BNE-SFO and BNE-ORD one QF/AA final approval is granted

Is there any gate availability in SFO for QF to add a BNE-SFO flight? I know the G side of the international terminal is basically full, not sure about the A side though.

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by UALifer
Fri Apr 26, 2019 1:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AS Q1 2019 Results
Replies: 34
Views: 5585

Re: AS Q1 2019 Results

Arguing that a $20M hit due to weather is why AS performed poorly on a relative basis is asinine. I’m sorry. ORD/MDW were all but shut down for multiple days due to polar vortex, DEN was shut down due to snow storms, SFO had some of its worst winter weather in years leading to weeks of multiple-hour...

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by UALifer
Thu Apr 25, 2019 1:45 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JetBlue earnings release 4/23/19
Replies: 48
Views: 6601

Re: JetBlue earnings release 4/23/19

Q1 is typically the worst quarter for airlines, especially in ones without Easter holiday like this one. Comparison to competitors would be a good gage. What are the comparisons (I realize everyone has not reported yet)? Answering my own question, it looks like the operating margins so far are: B6-...

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by UALifer
Wed Apr 17, 2019 7:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA S19 Departures By Hub And Aircraft Type
Replies: 48
Views: 10481

Re: UA S19 Departures By Hub And Aircraft Type

I am a little surprised how “small” EWR and especially SFO is compared to ORD, IAH and DEN when everyone here seems to only focus on those two hubs. UA is basically maxed out on gates at SFO, and I'm sure EWR is crunched at peak times as well. You will notice that these two hubs do have the most wi...

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by UALifer
Wed Apr 17, 2019 11:44 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Airlines posts Q1 earnings
Replies: 15
Views: 5127

Re: United Airlines posts Q1 earnings

AA reports April 26. Why does AA wait so long in April to report? Is there a business reason they wait until the end of the month? I would think reporting last out of the majors helps AA better craft their story as to why they may be doing poorly/well that quarter. It’s also probably useful to see ...

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by UALifer
Wed Mar 27, 2019 3:35 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: OAG Changes 3/24/2019:UA Cuts ORD-TUS,IAH-LEX/CRW/CAE;EW Adds LAS;DL Drops YYJ
Replies: 96
Views: 14709

Re: OAG Changes 3/24/2019:UA Cuts ORD-TUS,IAH-LEX/CRW/CAE;EW Adds LAS;DL Drops YYJ

First of all let me preface this by saying I am neither a fanboy nor a hater of any particular airline. I'm asking this out of a genuine lack of knowledge. AA and UA have both made close-in schedule adjustments that showed up this week which are widely being attributed to the grounding of the MAX8/...

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by UALifer
Tue Mar 26, 2019 7:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Aeroflot flying to San Francisco soon (hint on instagram)!?
Replies: 11
Views: 2218

Re: Aeroflot flying to San Francisco soon (hint on instagram)!?

Anyone from San Francisco would immediately tell you that is NOT the Golden Gate Bridge.

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by UALifer
Tue Mar 12, 2019 12:50 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Ground Delay Programs (GDPs) outside the US
Replies: 4
Views: 1025

Ground Delay Programs (GDPs) outside the US

I’ve noticed that airports in the US such as EWR, JFK, LGA, SFO, ORD, DFW, ATL, BOS, SEA, etc are regularly in ground delay programs when bad weather hits. I don’t really seem to see or hear about this happening elsewhere in the world. Does it just not happen? And why? Is it just better weather, or ...

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by UALifer
Mon Mar 11, 2019 3:39 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: OAG Changes 3/10/2019:Y4 New Routes;WN HNL-KOA/OGG;VC Trims;ET Adds ABJ-IAD;DL Ends DTW-GRU
Replies: 84
Views: 12825

Re: OAG Changes 3/10/2019:Y4 New Routes;WN HNL-KOA/OGG;VC Trims;ET Adds ABJ-IAD;DL Ends DTW-GRU

It would not surprise me if the DTW-GRU move is a seasonal suspension for Nov/Dec or a transition to seasonal service. Even many of the DTW-Asia flights historically have not operated around the holiday periods, so it would not surprise me for DL just to decide to suspend the flight during this per...

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