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by UPlog
Wed Aug 05, 2020 2:02 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: NorCal vs SoCal
Replies: 12
Views: 2547

Re: NorCal vs SoCal

At least from my point of view as a pilot, SFO is operationally challenged - be it weather, or facilities which limits how much it can grow and handle pushing traffic to other airports. LAX on the other hand still has the ability to continue growing and does not face similar challenges which have le...

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by UPlog
Tue Aug 04, 2020 3:43 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: American Airlines Business & Finance Discussion
Replies: 354
Views: 65594

Re: Updated: American Airlines Business & Finance Discussion

https://finance.yahoo.com/news/bankrupt ... 57589.html
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Another story that debt is choking the life out of AA and its contrarian strategy is not providing confidence in investors.

Bankruptcy Risks Mount for Embattled American Airlines
https://finance.yahoo.com/news/bankrupt ... 57589.html

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by UPlog
Tue Jul 28, 2020 3:41 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Airlines Network Thread - 2020
Replies: 1201
Views: 202184

Re: American Airlines Network Thread - 2020

I am pretty sure one of the first (if not the first) transcontinental flight that gets resumed at SAN will be to LHR by BA. There is no question of whether it will be resumed, only when. JL also had carved out a niche for itself at SAN; and with LAX becoming less of a connecting hub for AA, I am su...

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by UPlog
Sun Jul 26, 2020 4:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Northwest Airlines 1990/2000's NRT/GMP hub profitability and DL restructuring
Replies: 16
Views: 3230

Re: Northwest Airlines 1990/2000's NRT/GMP hub profitability and DL restructuring

DIscussion about NW and the NRT/TYO operation can not be had without fully including the freighter network that centered on two cossload “hubs”, NRT for intra-Asia distribution and ANC for Asia to inside U.S. At it’s apex just prior to the merger announcement, the 74F fleet stood at 14 aircraft fly...

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by UPlog
Wed Jul 22, 2020 3:39 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Airlines post Q2 2020 Earnings
Replies: 39
Views: 11626

Re: United Airlines post Q2 2020 Earnings

Cargo certainly was impressive -- revenue up $107mil / 36% in the quarter on such a small fraction of operated flights during the quarter.

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by UPlog
Tue Jul 21, 2020 5:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: American Airlines Business & Finance Discussion
Replies: 354
Views: 65594

Re: Updated: American Airlines Business & Finance Discussion

Another person believes American Airlines "go big or go home" attitude to the current COVID-19 crisis and lack of focus on preserving cash increases the likelihood that AA will ultimately be forced into bankruptcy. American Airlines: Management's Risk-Taking Raises Bankruptcy Risk https://...

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by UPlog
Wed Jul 15, 2020 7:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Update: Republic Airways furlough 40% of workforce
Replies: 26
Views: 8115

Re: Rumor: Republic Airways furlough 40% of workforce

What CPA's are at risk for RJET?

I don't think AA/DL/UA can just walk away without paying out hefty penalties.

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by UPlog
Wed Jul 15, 2020 1:37 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Is UA/AA adding HND service?
Replies: 13
Views: 1904

Re: Is UA/AA adding HND service?

AA currently operates LAX-HND.

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by UPlog
Tue Jul 14, 2020 8:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Aircraft Values, And Lease Pricing - Summer 2020
Replies: 13
Views: 1721

Re: Aircraft Values, And Lease Pricing - Summer 2020

Thank you. Always find these threads interesting.

No surprise about freighters. Utilization is up, and frames being pulled from storage even.

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by UPlog
Mon Jul 13, 2020 9:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Mesa Air Group to operate 737s for DHL
Replies: 31
Views: 5677

Re: Mesa Air Group to operate 737s for DHL

Would a current Mesa pilot be able to bid into those birds? Like if I’m flying CRJs for Mesa with Eagle branding and if I was the highest seniority FO/Captain in the company and really wanted to live in Cincinnati. Could I bid the FO/captain spot and Mesa Train me? If you read the attached press re...

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by UPlog
Thu Jul 09, 2020 5:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JetBlue makes LAX West Coast focus city
Replies: 329
Views: 35174

Re: JetBlue makes LAX West Coast focus city

Seems no matter how hard airlines try, all roads in LA lead to LAX where the money and customers are.

Good luck, but suspect it will be brutal with so many overlapping competitors.

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by UPlog
Wed Jul 08, 2020 11:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet, Network, & Livery Thread - 2020
Replies: 2577
Views: 463913

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

Nothing to do with China. HKG airport since back in April has performed antigen test used to detect the presence of Covid19. From what I gather union has recommended pilots decline what they believe is a too invasive test (a throat saliva sample).

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by UPlog
Wed Jul 08, 2020 7:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet, Network, & Livery Thread - 2020
Replies: 2577
Views: 463913

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

October 1st... barely one month before the elections in the USA. I would be willing to bet the Washington politicians all come up with another airline bail-out agreement before that deadline. The government can help out those employees impacted directly via UI or other programs, and not just throw ...

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by UPlog
Wed Jul 08, 2020 1:54 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet, Network, & Livery Thread - 2020
Replies: 2577
Views: 463913

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

They *literally* said in the call to not share information externally, yet here you are, posting actual charts from presentation... You realize its all available in a SEC filing which is very much public information. :old: https://www.sec.gov/Archives/edgar/data/100517/000110465920081738/0001104659...

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by UPlog
Tue Jul 07, 2020 1:15 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet, Network, & Livery Thread - 2020
Replies: 2577
Views: 463913

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

Clearly cargo driven. Australia might not open will sometime in 2021 for foreign visitors, while its unknown when Israel will allow non residents in.

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by UPlog
Sat Jul 04, 2020 8:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: FedEx and it’s airborne ‘sweep’ aircraft
Replies: 37
Views: 11039

Re: FedEx and it’s airborne ‘sweep’ aircraft

At UPS back in the day for many years we would have an airborne or two DC-8-70 in different parts of the country airborne ready to swoop in to pick up loads on delayed aircraft. This was then reduced to only during Chrismas peak. Today its more having strategically placed hot spare ready to launch o...

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by UPlog
Wed Jul 01, 2020 6:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Airlines Network Thread - 2020
Replies: 1201
Views: 202184

Re: American Airlines Network Thread - 2020

What happens with all the investments AA is making at LAX with combining T4-5 and preferential access to TBIT gates?

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by UPlog
Wed Jul 01, 2020 3:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Airlines Network Thread - 2020
Replies: 1201
Views: 202184

Re: American Airlines Network Thread - 2020

Interesting how London, Sydney and Tokyo end up being the core year-round long haul routes for US airlines at LAX.

Those are routes(plus PVG) both Delta and United focused on as well.

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by UPlog
Fri Jun 26, 2020 5:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Former CFO to Launch a New U.S. Budget Airline
Replies: 126
Views: 28836

Re: United Former CFO to Launch a New U.S. Budget Airline

I have heard murmurs of these guys offering aircraft for charter service later this year. Anyone have further?
They still have that single 737 frame under the Xtra certificate and allegedly more aircraft already signed for.

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by UPlog
Wed Jun 24, 2020 4:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: US Airline Booking Trends during COVID-19
Replies: 322
Views: 37857

Re: US Airline Booking Trends during COVID-19

California seems to be missing from the list (+6,419 cases yesterday). CA while big has a lower overall infection rate. The quarantine applies to: Cuomo said the quarantine will apply to any state where 10 of every 100,000 people test positive on a rolling seven-day basis, or where the positivity r...

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by UPlog
Thu Jun 18, 2020 4:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DOT fines COPA - Violations of Venezuela trade restrictions
Replies: 8
Views: 1965

Re: DOT fines COPA - Violations of Venezuela trade restrictions

Transporting over 15,000 cant be an accident. It was pretty well publicized when the restriction was announced.

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by UPlog
Wed Jun 17, 2020 5:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: US Airline Booking Trends during COVID-19
Replies: 322
Views: 37857

Re: US Airline Booking Trends during COVID-19

COVID19 hospitalization continues to rise in many states as a sign of the second wave taking shape. Texas coronavirus hospitalizations surge 84% since Memorial Day https://pbs.twimg.com/media/Eau0xhCXgAY4lpY?format=png&name=medium https://www.cnbc.com/2020/06/17/texas-coronavirus-hospitalization...

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by UPlog
Tue Jun 16, 2020 3:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet, Network, & Livery Thread - 2020
Replies: 2577
Views: 463913

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

https://skift.com/2020/06/15/how-is-uni ... 2-billion/
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Interesting article how behind scene finances work in a mileage program. Also est valuation of MileagePlus is $22bil.

https://skift.com/2020/06/15/how-is-uni ... 2-billion/

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by UPlog
Mon Jun 15, 2020 8:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet, Network, & Livery Thread - 2020
Replies: 2577
Views: 463913

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

IAH-AMS is being flown as cargo today, so it might as well add pax to it. LHR is not a cargo route from IAH.

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by UPlog
Mon Jun 15, 2020 7:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet, Network, & Livery Thread - 2020
Replies: 2577
Views: 463913

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

These were announced as seasonal suspensions with flights bookable again in 2021. Today's news is quite different; EWR-SNN is/will be permanently removed from sale. United just carried its base schedule forward. Don't read too much into it. Better not show flight than take bookings to only have to ...

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by UPlog
Mon Jun 15, 2020 5:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet, Network, & Livery Thread - 2020
Replies: 2577
Views: 463913

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

United has obtained a $5 billion dollar loan secured by our MileagePlus program. With this additional funding UA expects to have close to $17 billion dollars in liquidity by the end of Q3 2020. UA believes $17 billion will be enough to get us through until there is a vaccine and demand returns. In ...

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by UPlog
Thu Jun 11, 2020 4:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: COVID-19 Aviation Related News & Discussion Thread - June 2020
Replies: 182
Views: 18353

Re: COVID-19 Aviation Related News & Discussion Thread - June 2020

Well yes, anytime you venture out into a public area the transmission potential will increase, the key point is whether the increase in potential transmission is material enough to force you to avoid the activity altogether. In the case of air travel I believe the risk is low enough for it to be fi...

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by UPlog
Tue Jun 09, 2020 5:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet, Network, & Livery Thread - 2020
Replies: 2577
Views: 463913

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

Just yesterday UA put out a really great article on Flying Together that directly address this issue. With so many employees looking at AA and asking why will AA fly 55% while UA domestically will only be at 30%? The answer comes down to profitability, UA will fly some routes where we know we can m...

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by UPlog
Tue Jun 09, 2020 4:40 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: US Airline Booking Trends during COVID-19
Replies: 322
Views: 37857

Re: US Airline Booking Trends during COVID-19

Probably won't end well imo. Texas Reports Record-Breaking COVID-19 Hospitalizations, As State Reopens https://www.cnbc.com/2020/06/08/texas-reports-a-record-high-number-of-hospitalized-coronavirus-patients-after-state-reopened-early.html The state now also now seeing its highest positive percentage...

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by UPlog
Mon Jun 08, 2020 6:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: COVID-19 Aviation Related News & Discussion Thread - June 2020
Replies: 182
Views: 18353

Re: COVID-19 Aviation Related News & Discussion Thread - June 2020

So what does this mean for airlines like American that dumped tons of capacity in markets that opened up early ? Texas reports a record high number of hospitalized coronavirus patients after the state reopened early https://www.cnbc.com/2020/06/08/texas-reports-a-record-high-number-of-hospitalized-c...

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by UPlog
Fri Jun 05, 2020 8:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA will close FA bases in NRT, HKG, FRA
Replies: 87
Views: 15419

Re: Rumour: UA will close base in NRT, HKG, FRA

airportugal310 wrote:
Why do you suppose this is?


Probably so U.S. bases can staff the international flying that otherwise are covered by the foreign bases.

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by UPlog
Thu Jun 04, 2020 11:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet, Network, & Livery Thread - 2020
Replies: 2577
Views: 463913

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

Pinto wrote:
I heard rumor of UA restating HKG-SIN as a passenger flight? Is this still being planned or will they go for direct SFO-SIN?


See post #2007

Announced last week.

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by UPlog
Thu Jun 04, 2020 9:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA announces executive cuts - new COO
Replies: 27
Views: 6760

Re: AA announces executive cuts - new COO

Wasn't Isom essentially wearing the COO title also all this time while being president?

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by UPlog
Thu Jun 04, 2020 3:48 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Chinese aviation market international capacity restriction
Replies: 113
Views: 14322

Re: Chinese aviation market international capacity restriction

Someone like United still has 4-5+daily flights to China carrying cargo so if they want to make a one a week a passenger service, probably not too difficult/costly to achieve.

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by UPlog
Thu Jun 04, 2020 3:45 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: TWA's Original 747 Retirement Plans
Replies: 7
Views: 1762

Re: TWA's Original 747 Retirement Plans

TWA772LR wrote:
Actually it was converted to the A318, for 50 I believe.


No that was much later. A318 order (along with 717) was in December 1998

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by UPlog
Thu Jun 04, 2020 2:13 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: COVID-19 Aviation Related News & Discussion Thread - June 2020
Replies: 182
Views: 18353

Re: COVID-19 Aviation Related News & Discussion Thread - June 2020

While temperature checks are obviously not sure thing to identify those afflicted with Covid, the screening does provide a helpful additional layer of protection for travelers and employees, so yes it should be utilized atleast in the short term while there remains a high level of infection danger.

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by UPlog
Tue Jun 02, 2020 11:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: COVID-19 Aviation Related News & Discussion Thread - June 2020
Replies: 182
Views: 18353

Re: COVID-19 Aviation Related News & Discussion Thread - June 2020

Ensuring passenger safety and regaining consumer confidence is key today.

Its logical we broadly adopt standards to accomplish this.

The last thing the travel industry needs are infections to be traced back to air travel or hotel stays. It will scare millions away for even longer.

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by UPlog
Sat May 30, 2020 2:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UPS / FDX / Atlas scheduled vs charter % ?
Replies: 26
Views: 2460

Re: UPS / FDX / Atlas scheduled vs charter % ?

I would say well over 95 percent of what we operate at UPS is scheduled flying. Its quite rare to see pop up last minute flying, though aircraft substitutions can happen occasionally based on demand.
Like passenger airlines our schedules are published months out.

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by UPlog
Fri May 29, 2020 10:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet, Network, & Livery Thread - 2020
Replies: 2577
Views: 463913

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

LAXintl wrote:
Crews were told today that the post Oct.1 international schedule would be a fraction of what was flown in 2019, and it might take 30-year seniority in some bases to hold a line!


:wideeyed:

Guess lot more Omaha layovers versus London ones.

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by UPlog
Fri May 29, 2020 9:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United eliminates 13 executive positions
Replies: 50
Views: 14255

Re: United eliminates 13 executive positions

Kirby not wasting much time shuffling his lieutenants. Reassignment of Greg Hart COO biggest move by far.

Boof02671 wrote:
They are also cutting 30% of management and support staff


Yes those upcoming M&A cuts were posted a few weeks ago.

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by UPlog
Fri May 29, 2020 4:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United announces Voluntary Separation Program
Replies: 55
Views: 14124

Re: United announces Voluntary Separation Program

What a poor offer compared to the rich offer Delta announced this week. Even the AA offer provides partial pay for up to 6-months in addition to health and travel benefits for those that separate in June.

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by UPlog
Fri May 29, 2020 2:05 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Long Beach (LGB) increasing number of air carrier slots
Replies: 426
Views: 54930

Re: Long Beach (LGB) increasing number of air carrier slots

Good to hear.

Will nicely compliment their existing options out of other LA airports giving consumers more choice.

Think they will give AA a good run to PHX. Not sure how committed AA is in the market.

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by UPlog
Thu May 28, 2020 4:07 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: American Airlines Business & Finance Discussion
Replies: 354
Views: 65594

Re: FT: Investors bet AA will file for BK

Unfortunately it is inevitable if the industry will be smaller for the next few years. Simply don't require the numbers of staff to run the airline. Its interesting they note fleet will be about 100 frames smaller next summer. It says mostly widebodies. From my math the A330 fleet was 24, and recent...

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by UPlog
Thu May 28, 2020 12:29 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: American Airlines Business & Finance Discussion
Replies: 354
Views: 65594

Re: FT: Investors bet AA will file for BK

Doug Parker says he does not see AA or another major airline filing BK, nor would it be a beneficial outcome for the industry or nation. https://www.bizjournals.com/dallas/news/2020/05/27/american-airlines-bankruptcy-doug-parker.html https://www.dallasnews.com/business/airlines/2020/05/27/american-a...

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by UPlog
Wed May 27, 2020 11:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet, Network, & Livery Thread - 2020
Replies: 2577
Views: 463913

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

Hart is merely 54, a bit young to "retire". More likely imo now with Kirby now in charge he is moving his lieutenants around.

Also saw Andrew Nocella becomes in charge of UAX and Cargo under his portfolio now.

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by UPlog
Mon May 25, 2020 5:47 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Airlines Network Thread - 2020
Replies: 1201
Views: 202184

Re: American Airlines Network Thread - 2020

Since AA will at some point be flying 777s from LHR to all hubs, plus SEA RDU & BOS, would it be feasible for AA to open an international crew base at LHR? Carriers like Cathay Pacific as well as FedEx & UPS have international bases. If not, that’s a lot of out of base flying for the only 7...

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by UPlog
Fri May 22, 2020 3:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet, Network, & Livery Thread - 2020
Replies: 2577
Views: 463913

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

Some color from VP of Flt Ops about demand and schedule outlook. Many of you have written about a competitor who is adding 100 flights and you are asking about what we are doing. One metric I like to track is the TSA passenger throughput. You can see for yourself that traffic, unfortunately, is sti...

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by UPlog
Fri May 22, 2020 2:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AAR shuts Duluth MRO base
Replies: 4
Views: 1972

Re: AAR shuts Duluth MRO base

Just another sign of how Covid-19 will reverberate across the industry.

Unfortunately many more dominoes will fall as other sectors and companies feel the economic slow down that reduced airline flying creates for them.

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