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by CALAV8R
Wed Oct 13, 2021 2:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet, Network, and Discussion Thread - Q4 2021
Replies: 1586
Views: 276571

Re: United Fleet, Network, and Discussion Thread - Q4 2021

Anybody know why UA dropped DEN-LHR? Having to go through IAD or EWR is not ideal. Those flights are too short and you can’t get enough sleep. IAH is only ok, as they still fly the ancient 6-across biz class planes. DEN was a sweet spot. Read nothing into it beyond a COVID reduction. There are quit...

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by CALAV8R
Tue Sep 28, 2021 4:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A350 Dimmable Windows will be standard from next Year
Replies: 101
Views: 16579

Re: A350 Dimmable Windows will be standard from next Year

The windows do automatically “clear” on the 787 when you descend through 10,000 feet but unless the crew lock them clear at that time a pax can darken them again. I’m sure the 350 will be similar. Not all carriers require windows to be open/clear for take off and landing though. In the US it is a r...

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by CALAV8R
Tue Sep 28, 2021 4:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A350 Dimmable Windows will be standard from next Year
Replies: 101
Views: 16579

Re: A350 Dimmable Windows will be standard from next Year

I flew the 787 from Chicago to Honolulu and they had the windows locked dark from just after takeoff until we were actually on the ground. It drove my mad. It literally begs the question: why have windows at all? I won't fly on 787s now unless I have some way to know, for certain, that I'll be able...

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by CALAV8R
Mon May 24, 2021 9:29 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: AA 321s on US Trans-con routes- are they NEOs or CEOs with sharklets?
Replies: 7
Views: 1662

Re: AA 321s on US Trans-con routes- are they NEOs or CEOs with sharklets?

mozart wrote:
Thanks.

So the JFK-LAX/SFO flights are then all CEOs? As you said above, the low-density ones are CEO, this is what I conclude, is that right?



Correct. There are no A321NEOS in premium transcontinental configuration and.

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by CALAV8R
Wed Apr 28, 2021 4:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: US3 International Employees
Replies: 37
Views: 6054

Re: US3 International Employees

UA has staff in LHR, I believe some still in NRT and a few in FRA. Unfortunately, thanks to COVID related changes, United closed its crew bases in FRA, HKG, NRT. All of those flights are now operated by mainland US based crew. UA retains an international inflight crew base at LHR. (Though not inter...

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by CALAV8R
Sat Nov 28, 2020 10:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Man cooks steak in LAV
Replies: 20
Views: 5337

Re: Man cooks steak in LAV

bennett123 wrote:
Looked like a narrow boy, but only had two seats each side of the aisle.


Looks like CRJ-900 based on the fwd lav and the style of the F bins.

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by CALAV8R
Sat Nov 28, 2020 10:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Man cooks steak in LAV
Replies: 20
Views: 5337

Re: Man cooks steak in LAV

EDIT- the video has been confirmed as fake. His official Twitter account posted how he did it about 10 minutes ago. https://twitter.com/marcusmonroe That explains why no smoke alarms went off in the lav. Sizzling meat would emit enough smoke to set it off. Still a very stupid stunt to pull for a ti...

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by CALAV8R
Wed Sep 16, 2020 2:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: First Jetblue 321NEO LR spotted
Replies: 93
Views: 20857

Re: First Jetblue 321NEO LR spotted

Nicknuzzii wrote:
Mint cabin ends right around the “e” in JetBlue?


Which "e" ? :duck:

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by CALAV8R
Mon Sep 14, 2020 5:33 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: WN Kelly seems to think change fee elimination won't help the legacy carriers
Replies: 74
Views: 10220

Re: WN Kelly seems to think change fee elimination won't help the legacy carriers

In the grand scheme of things, it may be too soon to tell. I respect Kelly and think his opinion is an important one. However, until a vaccine is widely distributed, there may be too many uncertainties to truly see how this will affect revenue for the majors. At the moment, every airline is trying t...

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by CALAV8R
Wed Jul 29, 2020 7:38 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet, Network, & Livery Thread - 2020
Replies: 4707
Views: 754687

Re: How’s UA’s GUM operation at the moment?

At the moment, quite busy, with the addition of special charter flights and other sorties. Still a pretty active operation as UA is a vital inter-island link.

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by CALAV8R
Tue Jul 07, 2020 6:50 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Frankfurt airport: what happened to it on Google Maps?
Replies: 38
Views: 6476

Re: Why No Planes on Satellite Images???

A great number of these images are also composite images, taken at different times, then digitally stitched together. This is also why you'll often see a lack of clouds obstructing the view.

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by CALAV8R
Sun Jul 05, 2020 6:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet, Network, & Livery Thread - 2020
Replies: 4707
Views: 754687

Re: Question: UA from SFO-SIN on 787-9

Usually with some bummed cans . . . What are those?? Sorry, as Critical said, being a widebody obviously bags and most cargo in is loaded in cans, with the exception of the bulk section. It was frequent to bump low priority cargo to get all the revenue passengers onboard. I wonder if the addition o...

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by CALAV8R
Sun Nov 17, 2019 5:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA dumps ELM...again!!
Replies: 21
Views: 7244

Re: UA dumps ELM...again!!

toltommy wrote:
Well I read the article, I'm guessing the 777 on the route was a bit much. I'm actually impressed with the 70%LF! Who knew there was so much demand?


I actually laughed out loud to this response.

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by CALAV8R
Sat May 25, 2019 1:32 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA's Munoz: Will be on first 737 MAX flight, willing to change flights for customers
Replies: 116
Views: 18900

Re: UA's Munoz: Will be on first 737 MAX flight, willing to change flights for customers

Some people will fall for this kind o PR, and while it is nice to see a C.E.O. putting the face and his bum where is mouth is, it proves nothing. That flight will be very different from the millions of other flights, with all eyes there and the best pilots, egineers and technician on board, of cour...

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by CALAV8R
Sun Jan 20, 2019 10:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why can’t UAL close the revenue/ profit gap with DAL ?
Replies: 170
Views: 22195

Re: Why can’t UAL close the revenue/ profit gap with DAL ?

As has perhaps been covered already, United is recovering a lot of lost ground at the moment. With the bankruptcy, they contracted a lot, and even more post-merger with CO when Smisek came in to play. Kirby's plan for expansion (regardless of what many may think of him) has worked well for the compa...

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by CALAV8R
Sat Nov 17, 2018 6:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United FA Bases
Replies: 39
Views: 10936

Re: United FA Bases

United also just announced to their Flight Attendants that they will be opening new satellite bases in Orlando, San Diego and Phoenix. Pretty good move for the commuting population.

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by CALAV8R
Sat Nov 17, 2018 6:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United FA Bases
Replies: 39
Views: 10936

Re: United FA Bases

United also just announced to their Flight Attendants that they will be opening new satellite bases in Orlando, San Diego and Phoenix. Pretty good move for the commuting population.

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by CALAV8R
Thu Nov 15, 2018 5:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why doesnt UA level Terminal C EWR?
Replies: 109
Views: 14098

Re: Why doesnt UA level Terminal C EWR?

Honestly, even compare it to UA's other hubs: T1 at ORD is more dated pretty much everywhere, just easier to navigate. Check in is fine, very functional, but not "nice" or modern by any stretch. Security is adequate but only because UA forced staff ups. When TSA was understaffed the short...

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by CALAV8R
Thu Oct 25, 2018 5:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta to get rid of single use plastics
Replies: 49
Views: 8912

Re: Delta to get rid of single use plastics

Nice move by DL, hopefully we'll see all other major airlines follow suit soon. I wish they would remove the plastic straws, stirrers and disposal non-renewal cups from my office, but to be honest, washing out a coffee cup after every use is a waste of water. Can't win. Both United and American hav...

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by CALAV8R
Tue Sep 25, 2018 2:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United's IAH-SYD flight progress.
Replies: 98
Views: 20207

Re: United's IAH-SYD flight progress.

Imo, UA will never be up to the same standards QF offers out of DFW & what NZ offers out of IAH. Even with a connection, NZ still offers a far superior soft product compared to UA in all classes of service. (This also counts for LAX/SFO). Out of UA, AA & DL, IMO, DL offers the better soft p...

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by CALAV8R
Fri Aug 10, 2018 1:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United updating brand with new colors
Replies: 128
Views: 27729

Re: United updating brand with new colors

"Alright then folks... what color should we add into the mix?" "Delta just rolled out dark purple uniforms..." "Dark purple it is then!" The decision to include purple (and the other colors) is literally a years-long project. As noted, Premium Plus already wears the pu...

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by CALAV8R
Mon Jul 16, 2018 3:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Bolsonaro Approved Boeing/Embraer Commercial Aircraft Takeover
Replies: 79
Views: 22399

Re: Breaking: Boeing and Embraer announce merger

Any Boeing media room updates on this?

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by CALAV8R
Wed Jul 11, 2018 12:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA to upgrade BOM to 77W from Oct 18
Replies: 48
Views: 7460

Re: UA to upgrade BOM to 77W from Oct 18

Do we think this is in direct response to DL potentially offering JFK-BOM? Manhattan origin/destination pax are pretty much up for grabs between JFK/EWR. The 77W has 60 J class seats. I guess UA knows what they are doing but wow that is a big premium cabin. Plus there doesn't seem to be Premium Eco...

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