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by sohanb82
Tue Aug 13, 2019 4:46 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet/Network Thread - 2019
Replies: 2069
Views: 362329

Re: United Fleet/Network Thread - 2019

I’ve heard XNA as a very likely possibility for the CRJ550. What about ORD-ICT? Lots of business HQs out there. Believe this was already announced for the 550 as the first route being ORD-XNA. How many orders does UA have for the 550/how many do they have for the ERJ-175SC? Enough orders to replace...

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by sohanb82
Mon Jun 24, 2019 5:13 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Delivery/Production Thread - 2019
Replies: 371
Views: 104546

Re: Boeing 737MAX Delivery/Production Thread - 2019

Boeing has started storing 737MAX's at MWH as seen below https://pbs.twimg.com/media/D9SIC1JUYAEIXo0?format=jpg https://twitter.com/royalscottking/status/1140686202908991489?s=20 Kinda cool seeing old and new liveries simultaneously on brand new undelivered planes. Looks like the aircraft with the ...

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by sohanb82
Thu Jun 13, 2019 1:25 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: How many United routes were shifted from IAD to EWR?
Replies: 11
Views: 2970

Re: How many United routes were shifted from IAD to EWR?

More routes have actually shifted from EWR to IAD in an effort to flow more connecting traffic over IAD. Exactly. I wouldn't say shifted, not many routes have been cancelled from Newark and flown from IAD. it is more expansion out of IAD (i.e. Lisbon went to 763 (764 this summer) and 752 from IAD, ...

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by sohanb82
Wed Jun 12, 2019 1:59 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet/Network Thread - 2019
Replies: 2069
Views: 362329

Re: United Fleet/Network Thread - 2019

I think that the blue on the swoop doesn't fit well with the whole livery. I wished they used the blue on the engines for the swoop, it would have looked more cohesive.

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by sohanb82
Fri Jun 07, 2019 8:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet/Network Thread - 2019
Replies: 2069
Views: 362329

Re: United Fleet/Network Thread - 2019

I know some stuff but I thought this would be good place to come and fill in the gaps regarding the 787s? What routes were the PMCO 787s going to go on assuming no merger? and Which aircraft were ordered by PMCO, which by PMUA, and which after the merger? Did the orders change at any point? Thanks f...

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by sohanb82
Tue Jun 04, 2019 4:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA & LH Capacity from EWR
Replies: 8
Views: 1366

Re: UA & LH Capacity from EWR

One thing to keep in mind is that UA is also sending passengers through Zurich, Brussels, and Vienna for connections so you should take those factors into account.

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by sohanb82
Tue Jun 04, 2019 12:14 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Airlines/Qantas Joint Venture Approved
Replies: 151
Views: 21482

Re: American Airlines/Qantas Joint Venture Approval?

Qantas launching Brisbane to SFO and Brisbane to Chicago on the 787-9

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by sohanb82
Mon May 27, 2019 4:01 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet/Network Thread - 2019
Replies: 2069
Views: 362329

Re: United Fleet/Network Thread - 2019

Do you know with PW frames aren't scheduled for Polaris? Any news on the config for the 787s? The PW IPTE's left out off the revised modification schedule are tail numbers N219UA, N220UA, N221UA, and N222UA. I should have probably made it clear I'm not sure if they were left off in error or if UA h...

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by sohanb82
Mon May 27, 2019 12:41 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet/Network Thread - 2019
Replies: 2069
Views: 362329

Re: United Fleet/Network Thread - 2019

We are down to just 10 IPTE PW 77Es which is great news, however according to the revised overall 77E Polaris/PE installation schedule it looks as if for the summer UA will only run 1 line at XMN for the PW frames with the next frame not entering XMN till after N218UA exits. Once the summer season ...

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by sohanb82
Sun May 26, 2019 3:41 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Does UA need some premium heavy configuration aircrafts?
Replies: 33
Views: 4024

Re: Does UA need some premium heavy configuration aircrafts?

Aren’t UA international planes already more premium-heavy than the ones flown by AA and DL? DL, maybe. AA has a surprisingly premium fleet, especially the 777-300ER. 8F,52J,28PE.. It's about as premium as you can possibly get. Whole airplane has less seats than Delta's A350.. UA is more premium. Th...

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by sohanb82
Sun May 26, 2019 3:34 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Does UA need some premium heavy configuration aircrafts?
Replies: 33
Views: 4024

Re: Does UA need some premium heavy configuration aircrafts?

Let's see if the new 763 and 787-10 configs earn their keep. The 78J is not a premium heavy config. It has less J seats than a 789. However, the 789's J is arranged in a 2-2-2... United said they will reconfigure the 788s/789s with this config to the new 1-2-1 Polaris class, right? That means they'...

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by sohanb82
Sun May 26, 2019 1:51 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Does UA need some premium heavy configuration aircrafts?
Replies: 33
Views: 4024

Re: Does UA need some premium heavy configuration aircrafts?

MIflyer12 wrote:
LondonXtreme wrote:
Also, the Polaris product is very competitive and should UA reconfigure some 788 and 789 aircrafts to become more spacious and premium heavily?


Let's see if the new 763 and 787-10 configs earn their keep.


The 78J is not a premium heavy config. It has less J seats than a 789.

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by sohanb82
Thu May 23, 2019 1:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA's plan to replace 777's?
Replies: 44
Views: 9857

Re: UA's plan to replace 777's?

As noted, they have 45 A350-900s on order which will likely handle the bulk of the 777-200ER replacement. This will leave 10 777-200ER and 19 777-200 (per Wikipedia) which will probably be replaced with additional 787-10 purchases (they have 8 in the fleet now with 6 more on order). United also has...

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by sohanb82
Wed May 22, 2019 9:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA's plan to replace 777's?
Replies: 44
Views: 9857

Re: UA's plan to replace 777's?

I can tell you this much, I am sitting now in a 787-10 EWR-TLV which used to be a 777-200 so UA is using the 787-10 to replace 777-200 Kinda, but not really. Last summer, 77As (domestic) were flying to Europe. As the 78Js come along, they will allow the 77As to be taken off international routes and...

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by sohanb82
Wed May 22, 2019 9:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA's plan to replace 777's?
Replies: 44
Views: 9857

Re: UA's plan to replace 777's?

VC10er wrote:
But the 764 does fly many premium routes?


Because it has the amount of J seats needed for European destinations. As the high-Js come online, I suspect some 764 will go to the high-Js.

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by sohanb82
Mon May 20, 2019 9:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA's plan to replace 777's?
Replies: 44
Views: 9857

Re: UA's plan to replace 777's?

As noted, they have 45 A350-900s on order which will likely handle the bulk of the 777-200ER replacement. This will leave 10 777-200ER and 19 777-200 (per Wikipedia) which will probably be replaced with additional 787-10 purchases (they have 8 in the fleet now with 6 more on order). United also has...

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by sohanb82
Mon May 20, 2019 4:20 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Greater Seattle Airport
Replies: 111
Views: 11794

Re: New Greater Seattle Airport

Moses Lake is so damn far from Seattle that United flew to Moses Lake from Seattle for a year.

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by sohanb82
Mon May 20, 2019 2:13 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Will UA, DL and AA ever return to the Middle East?
Replies: 47
Views: 6007

Re: Will UA, DL and AA ever return to the Middle East?

But IAH-KWI/BAH on a UA 789 wouldn't be beyond the realms of possibility I feel. I doubt it right now. When the flight was operated from Dulles, loads were abysmal, and while they might be able to fill more of the plane from IAH, I bet that LH serves the market well and the frame can be used better...

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by sohanb82
Sun May 05, 2019 3:36 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA MIA-SNU canceled 04May and 05May
Replies: 12
Views: 2041

Re: AA MIA-SNU canceled 04May and 05May

airport closed right now -- ac using alternative airport instead of cancelling

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by sohanb82
Fri May 03, 2019 2:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet/Network Thread - 2019
Replies: 2069
Views: 362329

Re: United Fleet/Network Thread - 2019

Does anyone know the config of the new E175s?

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by sohanb82
Wed Apr 24, 2019 2:25 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Airlines "Evolution" to Globe Livery released
Replies: 1792
Views: 362862

Re: United Airlines "Evolution" to Globe Livery coming in April

Are the winglets blue to match the engine, or purple? I hope they are blue, but I can't tell from the video. It will grow on me. I hated American's new livery when it came out, but I'm okay with it now. White engines would have been my preference. Look purple to me. At least the bottom part Purple

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by sohanb82
Tue Apr 23, 2019 2:16 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Airlines "Evolution" to Globe Livery released
Replies: 1792
Views: 362862

Re: United Airlines "Evolution" to Globe Livery coming in April

I still stand by that it could be stock footage. Check out this video starting at 1:19 lot's of paint rendering shots from 1991: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DVlNf4Io2Do&t=3s Okay, then how were they able to render videotape footage in 1991 in full scale, digital HD resolution? If it was act...

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by sohanb82
Sun Apr 21, 2019 8:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet/Network Thread - 2019
Replies: 2069
Views: 362329

Re: United Fleet/Network Thread - 2019

Here is a link for which EasyJet A319s United will be receiving. Still very very odd that they're going to pick up CFM powered A319s http://jethros.org.uk/fleets/fleet_listings/easyjet_a319.html Why? They have a massive fleet of CFM powered aircraft. They just happen to be Boeings. There is very li...

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by sohanb82
Sun Apr 21, 2019 8:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet/Network Thread - 2019
Replies: 2069
Views: 362329

Re: United Fleet/Network Thread - 2019

I have to go to SIN & PVG and will definitely NOT be flying UA because of the OLD config. I can't believe in this day and age UA's 787's don't have a 1-2-1 Polaris config yet! I mean even China Eastern has a 1-2-1 on their B77W! What's the ETA on the 787 Polaris roll-out? They should have done ...

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by sohanb82
Mon Apr 15, 2019 7:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA Launches EWR/CPT
Replies: 107
Views: 19634

UA Launches EWR/CPT

Just announced: UA starting flights from Newark to Cape Town in December 2019 running through March 2020. https://thepointsguy.com/news/united-newark-to-cape-town/ Schedule looks like this: Newark (EWR) 8:30pm Departure → Cape Town (CPT) 6:00pm (+1) Arrival (Wed, Fri, Sun) Cape Town (CPT) 8:50pm Dep...

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by sohanb82
Mon Feb 11, 2019 4:21 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest Mechanics and FA’s say airline is unsafe
Replies: 104
Views: 21173

Re: Southwest Mechanics and FA’s say airline is unsafe

Do airlines cut corners? Yes, unquestionably. If you work for an airline and you don't believe it, you're blind. Probably deaf, and dumb, too. Whether it's mechanics falsifying a work card and applying incorrect grease to a stabilizer trim jack screw, applying incorrect rigging to a Beech 1900, to ...

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by sohanb82
Thu Jan 31, 2019 4:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Future Delta A350 Routes
Replies: 72
Views: 9421

Re: Future Delta A350 Routes

PDX-NRT? An A350 is too many seats for PDX-NRT. That will see a 767 until the end of 767 ops - or sooner. It’s speculated that the flight will move to PDX-ICN. It’s been speculated for years that DL will end PDX-NRT but it never seems to happen. I’m assuming that the A350 is too much airplane for P...

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by sohanb82
Wed Jan 30, 2019 4:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Cold Weather Cancellations in the US
Replies: 89
Views: 10737

Re: Cold Weather Cancellations in the US

UA is supplying ramp workers with frequent breaks, and warm drinks. They have designated warm areas for ramp workers to go on their breaks. They have also flown in temporary ramp works from other hubs to support the ORD operation. It is dangerous to work outside in these conditions in ORD especially...

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by sohanb82
Tue Jan 29, 2019 10:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Widebody Thread - 2019
Replies: 819
Views: 159650

Re: Delta Widebody Thread - 2019

hkcanadaexpat wrote:
Noteworthy Aircraft Activity 1/28
764: AMS-BGR-JFK rescue flight following previous day's cancellation (N839MH)


Do you know why the aircraft is stopping in BGR?

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by sohanb82
Tue Jan 29, 2019 1:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet/Network Thread - 2019
Replies: 2069
Views: 362329

Re: United Fleet/Network Thread - 2019

calpsafltskeds wrote:
763:
N672UA exited MCO maint 2741/27Jan
N677UA entered MCO maint 2741/17Jan, sked to exit 2740/29Jan


Are these aircraft being ferried to MCO from a hub? Or do they enter after a revenue flight? Do they go straight back into revenue service after leaving MCO?

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by sohanb82
Wed Jan 23, 2019 1:04 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: UA rebranding?
Replies: 14
Views: 3293

Re: UA rebranding?

https://hub.united.com/united-evolving- ... 97361.html
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They will not ditch the globe. They have made tremendous investment in the globe.
https://hub.united.com/united-evolving- ... 97361.html

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by sohanb82
Tue Jan 22, 2019 12:35 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Will UA order more 77W’s ?
Replies: 87
Views: 8716

Re: Will UA order more 77W’s ?

The 100 seat plane at UA are the A319 still entering the fleet and the aging 737-700. United Express is more E-jet 170/5. And UA already have massives order of 737MAX -9/-10 to replace old 737 and 757. So no real prospect for Airbus narrowbodies there. 77W was a great opportunity to phase out 747 a...

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by sohanb82
Mon Jan 21, 2019 9:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why can’t UAL close the revenue/ profit gap with DAL ?
Replies: 169
Views: 20266

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

IAD is the closest hub. And so the best that UA can do without standing up a new hub somewhere. MSY to MCO would be via IAH unless . . UA did some point to point flying. IAD to MSY to MCO to IAD for example. Or IAD to RDU to FLL to IAH. It's nowhere close to perfect. And UA can't generate frequenci...

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by sohanb82
Mon Jan 21, 2019 7:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why can’t UAL close the revenue/ profit gap with DAL ?
Replies: 169
Views: 20266

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

As to B): IAD is mid-Atlantic, not SE. For ease of reference: https://goo.gl/maps/VUnNcPTn5m62 RDU to FLL... via IAD? MSY to MCO .... via IAD? IAD is the closest hub. And so the best that UA can do without standing up a new hub somewhere. MSY to MCO would be via IAH unless . . UA did some point to ...

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by sohanb82
Mon Jan 21, 2019 3:36 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Will UA order more 77W’s ?
Replies: 87
Views: 8716

Re: Will UA order more 77W’s ?

There's a big difference between United's largest regional jet and their smallest mainline aircraft. It hasn't seemed to bother them. Why do you see this as an issue for UA but not AA? AA's 789 seats more than their 772, 285 vs, 273, both in the config with premium economy. I do see thi as an issue...

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by sohanb82
Mon Jan 21, 2019 3:13 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Will UA order more 77W’s ?
Replies: 87
Views: 8716

Re: Will UA order more 77W’s ?

AA cancelled their A350's and I suspect UA will do the same. The 789 and 78J can replace the 772 fleet. UA can have both high density and premium heavy configurations. The A350 just doesn't make any sense and doesn't add any benefits. Assuming the 78J doesn't get more range for TPAC ops, the capaci...

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by sohanb82
Mon Jan 21, 2019 12:52 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Will UA order more 77W’s ?
Replies: 87
Views: 8716

Re: Will UA order more 77W’s ?

AA cancelled their A350's and I suspect UA will do the same. The 789 and 78J can replace the 772 fleet. UA can have both high density and premium heavy configurations. The A350 just doesn't make any sense and doesn't add any benefits. Assuming the 78J doesn't get more range for TPAC ops, the capaci...

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by sohanb82
Sun Jan 20, 2019 11:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet/Network Thread - 2019
Replies: 2069
Views: 362329

Re: United Fleet/Network Thread - 2019

How many 789s of the additional 13 ordered will come online in 2020? Any guesses to where these aircraft will be based? EWR as some are replacement for 763?

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by sohanb82
Sun Jan 20, 2019 6:10 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Question on ANA's departure from SJC
Replies: 12
Views: 4345

Re: Question on ANA's departure from SJC

I would assume it has something to do with the flight plan. ANA's flight flies West of SFO whereas the Beijing flight flies east of SFO and heads almost directly north.

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by sohanb82
Sat Jan 19, 2019 6:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Chicago Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 720
Views: 115571

Re: Chicago Aviation Thread - 2019

Help me get this straight. Where T2 is today will be the new Global Terminal, where the oneworld internationals will park. There will be a southern addition to C that will also be the Global Terminal, that’s where the Star internationals will park. UAX will occupy the island west of the new C addit...

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by sohanb82
Sat Jan 19, 2019 6:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why is SQ non-stop flying to EWR and not JFK like the other flight via FRA?
Replies: 75
Views: 15463

Re: Why is SQ non-stop flying to EWR and not JFK like the other flight via FRA?

I think besides financial services, part of the draw to EWR is the Maritime industry. Singapore has a thriving Maritime industry, Port Newark (literally across the street from EWR) is the busiest Port on the US East coast and is the third busiest in the US behind Houston #2 and Los Angeles/ Long Be...

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by sohanb82
Sat Jan 19, 2019 6:02 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why did UA choose the B777-300ER and ditch the A350-1000?
Replies: 110
Views: 25242

Re: Why did UA choose the B777-300ER and ditch the A350-1000?

What would be the capacity difference in United's 77W to a comparable A35K?

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by sohanb82
Sat Jan 19, 2019 5:53 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United 787-8 on SFO-SIN-SFO
Replies: 14
Views: 3206

Re: United 787-8 on SFO-SIN-SFO

flyguy84 wrote:
Are you referring to Thursday 1/17? That was operated by a -9, 3909.


According to the fleet site, 3909 is a -8. United.com also shows a -8 operating the route, and according to the seatmap (should be pretty clear of passenger load after flight is closed) shows a full J load, and some open Y seats.

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by sohanb82
Sat Jan 19, 2019 5:41 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United 787-8 on SFO-SIN-SFO
Replies: 14
Views: 3206

Re: United 787-8 on SFO-SIN-SFO

Weird. United.com also shows an 788 operating the flight. Also looks like the flight had normal loads, full J cabin and somewhat full Y cabin.

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