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by airplanedriver6
Fri Jul 31, 2020 10:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet, Network, & Livery Thread - 2020
Replies: 3137
Views: 543925

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

I would assume even the military would only have so many pilot openings available? That's correct. FWIW, for example UAL has a ton of current pilots that were furloughed after 9/11 and returned to the military in both flying and non-flying positions. Many were able to get their "twenty" (...

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by airplanedriver6
Fri Jun 12, 2020 6:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet, Network, & Livery Thread - 2020
Replies: 3137
Views: 543925

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

WARN notices have to go out August 1st if they want to furloughs on Oct. 1st. They've got just under 2 months to make a decision. After that the airlines with a diverse fleet are going to have quite a mess with training from all the displacements from different aircraft types. Airlines are going to...

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by airplanedriver6
Thu Jun 04, 2020 11:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet, Network, & Livery Thread - 2020
Replies: 3137
Views: 543925

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

Seems like they are aiming to be 70% of their pre-COVID size. I think "aiming" is the slightly incorrect word. They are contingency planning for 30% smaller which will let them hit any target between 100% and 70% of pre-COVID. Since NOBODY knows what travel demand will be the fall, and pa...

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by airplanedriver6
Mon Jun 01, 2020 11:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet, Network, & Livery Thread - 2020
Replies: 3137
Views: 543925

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

Could UA possibly convert their A350 order to a A321neo/A220 order, to be delivered when things turn around? I saw somewhere on here that was suggested. UA will need more narrowbody aircraft when demand recovers. Anything is possible. Remember that it has been reported that the complicating issue w...

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by airplanedriver6
Wed May 20, 2020 7:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet, Network, & Livery Thread - 2020
Replies: 3137
Views: 543925

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

I just saw that UA is starting to remove seats from some of its RJ to be compliant with scope agreement. Does that mean we will see more CRJ550? Or is this a different type of conversion? Care to elaborate? All the CRJ700s were planned to be converted to G7 CRJ550 except for some OO birds to that a...

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by airplanedriver6
Tue May 19, 2020 2:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet, Network, & Livery Thread - 2020
Replies: 3137
Views: 543925

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

FYI, UAL is presenting this afternoon at the Wolfe Research Investor conference and the link to the webcast is on the United Investor Relations site. 1:00PM CDT.

There may, or may not, be any significant information on fleet plans. That's how these things go.

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by airplanedriver6
Wed May 13, 2020 1:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet, Network, & Livery Thread - 2020
Replies: 3137
Views: 543925

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

Plus if UA still plans on taking the A321XLR's , the Max 10 becomes unnecessary. Maybe, maybe not. The MAX 10 and the XLR have similar passenger capacity but are range optimized for two different markets. The MAX 10 has transcontinental range but not transatlantic as it has the shortest range of al...

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by airplanedriver6
Mon May 11, 2020 2:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet, Network, & Livery Thread - 2020
Replies: 3137
Views: 543925

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

5.) how many believe pilot pay difference vs. 763 was a factor? I believe that it was one of many factors that combined made the 764 more expensive to operate. The higher pilot expenses as a stand-alone figure did not move the needle much, IMHO, especially considering that a loaded 764 also generat...

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by airplanedriver6
Mon May 11, 2020 12:11 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet, Network, & Livery Thread - 2020
Replies: 3137
Views: 543925

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

Of interest to the 767-400 and 757 discussion, the current pilot displacement was amended late Friday afternoon with a couple hundred fewer displacements. The pilots were also told that the 756 fleet would be sized to support 767-300ER flying. The displacement now anticipates 225 captains on the 75...

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by airplanedriver6
Sun May 10, 2020 11:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet, Network, & Livery Thread - 2020
Replies: 3137
Views: 543925

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

Of interest to the 767-400 and 757 discussion, the current pilot displacement was amended late Friday afternoon with a couple hundred fewer displacements. The pilots were also told that the 756 fleet would be sized to support 767-300ER flying. The displacement now anticipates 225 captains on the 756...

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by airplanedriver6
Thu May 07, 2020 9:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet, Network, & Livery Thread - 2020
Replies: 3137
Views: 543925

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

I was equally surprised to see all 12 737-900s are stored at ROW. Personally, I don't think that's much of a surprise. There's a reason that hardly anybody bought the 737-900 and why Boeing came back with the -900ER. Those 12 airplanes are non-standard and performance limited compared to the rest o...

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by airplanedriver6
Wed May 06, 2020 1:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet, Network, & Livery Thread - 2020
Replies: 3137
Views: 543925

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

United is going to start this drawdown with the 5000 displacements and a 30% size reduction; unless things change significantly by September not only will they furlough all 5000 initially but will probably displace more. From a UAL fleet perspective, furloughing 5000 pilots on Oct 1 directly transl...

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by airplanedriver6
Sun May 03, 2020 5:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet, Network, & Livery Thread - 2020
Replies: 3137
Views: 543925

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

jfklganyc wrote:
But the airline will likely furlough something like that on 10/1.

No it won't. That's the point.

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by airplanedriver6
Sun May 03, 2020 5:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet, Network, & Livery Thread - 2020
Replies: 3137
Views: 543925

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

A The retraining process for something this size takes many many months . It's worse than that. It would take YEARS to retrain 5000 pilots with the United pilot training center running at full capacity. And that's not even considering that there are many instructor pilots in the bottom third of the...

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by airplanedriver6
Tue Apr 14, 2020 11:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet, Network, & Livery Thread - 2020
Replies: 3137
Views: 543925

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

whats this story i hear about UA retiring some 763s? im assuming the non-polaris birds?? Nothing official, yet. It would be sad, but not totally shocking since most of the remaining non-Polaris airplanes are from the oldest delivery set. But ironically one of the newest 763s (674) had not been conv...

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by airplanedriver6
Sat Mar 28, 2020 3:25 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet, Network, & Livery Thread - 2020
Replies: 3137
Views: 543925

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

jayunited wrote:
...however UA will not be using any 767s for cargo flights.

Interesting. Everything must be in containers or on smaller pallets, no?

Doesn't the 767 have the largest cargo door in UA's passenger fleet?

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by airplanedriver6
Mon Feb 24, 2020 3:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: TAP Portugal News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 441
Views: 29128

Re: Lufthansa and United in negotiations to acquire TAP from David Neeleman

xiaotung wrote:
Actually this might push Azul to align closer to *A.

IMHO, that's a foregone conclusion.

UA has publicly stated that they are working on finalizing a South American JV involving both Avianca and Azul. (FWIW, UA owns a majority share of Avianca but also has a minority stake in Azul.)

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by airplanedriver6
Mon Feb 17, 2020 9:26 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet, Network, & Livery Thread - 2020
Replies: 3137
Views: 543925

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

VC10er wrote:
Aside from EWR to LHR/GVA/ZUR what other routes are going to see the High-J 763’s?

ORD-LHR (3 daily) and ORD-ZRH (new route starts end of March)

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by airplanedriver6
Sat Feb 01, 2020 8:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet, Network, & Livery Thread - 2020
Replies: 3137
Views: 543925

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

UA has major interior refurb plans for the bulk of the 737-800/900 fleets (not sure it includes -700s). That program hasn’t started and most probably won’t until the MAX situation is sorted out. Indeed. It was publicly announced at the media day last October that the narrow body cabins would be get...

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by airplanedriver6
Mon Jan 06, 2020 2:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet, Network, & Livery Thread - 2020
Replies: 3137
Views: 543925

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

Is it normal procedure to let someone occupy an inoperable seat? Yes and no. It all depends on the specifics of the failure and the aircraft MEL. Once the legalities are considered, then it's a passenger service issue. In this example, it would have been a different outcome had the seat been stuck ...

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by airplanedriver6
Sat Jan 04, 2020 2:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet, Network, & Livery Thread - 2020
Replies: 3137
Views: 543925

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

As a passenger, it'd sure be nice if some of these added narrowbodies could allow for some additional 76-seat frames and in turn eliminate some CR2/E145s from the system. Nothing like that will happen in the near term. UAL, unlike DAL, has not elected to buy small mainline airplanes like the A220 o...

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by airplanedriver6
Sat Jan 04, 2020 1:41 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet, Network, & Livery Thread - 2020
Replies: 3137
Views: 543925

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

Please correct me if my memory is flawed, but weren't DEN and IAD the two hubs the two consultant groups (hired by Smisek) recommended closing? There’s never been a credible public comment about potentially closing DEN or IAD. Correct. But there was an outside analyst that publicly floated the conc...

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by airplanedriver6
Fri Jan 03, 2020 11:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet, Network, & Livery Thread - 2020
Replies: 3137
Views: 543925

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

Now a club in the Jeppessen Terminal before security or even one in the Westin? That could be an interesting option as well. It would be ***interesting*** but not practical. Frequent flyers know exactly how many minutes it takes to get from any club to any gate. Placing the variables of security li...

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by airplanedriver6
Wed Jan 01, 2020 11:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet, Network, & Livery Thread - 2020
Replies: 3137
Views: 543925

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

With only 12 (8%) of the 739 fleet as non-ER, it seems to be pretty easy for UA to relegate these to shorter haul flights. Pulling up on Flight Aware every 739 non-ER flight in the past couple of weeks are into or out of IAH, which all are pretty usually not an issue for the non-ER 739. Maybe IAH r...

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by airplanedriver6
Tue Dec 10, 2019 4:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Potential for A321 XLR
Replies: 130
Views: 22603

Re: Potential for A321 XLR

For May 2019 transatlantic flights (UA, DL, AA) So we have a raw potential of 85% of TATL flights on the A321XLR. I doubt that we will see a third of that amount because of the desire to fly larger jets. I bet you are absolutely correct, in terms of replacement aircraft on current routes, but the r...

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by airplanedriver6
Tue Dec 10, 2019 3:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United orders 50 A321 XLR, defers A350's to 2027
Replies: 481
Views: 85460

Re: United orders 50 A321 XLR, defers A350's to 2027

The 321XLR would also be a nice aircraft for DEN-Hawaii... Well, at least DEN-HNL. I doubt the runways in LIH or OGG are long enough for the A321XLR to make it back to DEN. For comparison, the last time I flew LIH-DEN in the 757-200(RR) we departed on runway 3 (6500'), the runway was wet, and every...

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by airplanedriver6
Tue Dec 10, 2019 2:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United orders 50 A321 XLR, defers A350's to 2027
Replies: 481
Views: 85460

Re: United orders 50 A321 XLR, defers A350's to 2027

So, from UA’s perspective, they may have to choose the next best fit... which I presume is the 788... yes? The 788 is exactly the right cabin size as a direct replacement, but despite the composites it's a much heavier airplane because it has the wing and structure to carry enough fuel for 8000nm s...

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by airplanedriver6
Tue Dec 10, 2019 12:11 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United orders 50 A321 XLR, defers A350's to 2027
Replies: 481
Views: 85460

Re: United orders 50 A321 XLR, defers A350's to 2027

TObound wrote:
Any idea why that is? Does the Max 10 have more cabin area than the 321NEO?

It's because the A321XLR would be wasted on a transcon. It has far more range than the MAX 10.

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by airplanedriver6
Sun Dec 08, 2019 9:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Does ORD have plans for quad parallel landings?
Replies: 10
Views: 2766

Re: Does ORD have plans for quad parallel landings?

Just remember that the plan is long term.

ORD is also seriously increasing the number of gates for UA and AA, and by the time the new gates are completed in several years all the runways will also be open and able to shoulder the increased demand.

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by airplanedriver6
Wed Dec 04, 2019 12:23 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet/Network Thread - 2019
Replies: 3546
Views: 708986

Re: United Fleet/Network Thread - 2019

https://www.avitrader.com/2019/12/03/ga ... -airlines/

It sounds like those are airplanes already operated by UAL and have simply been sold from one leasing company to another.
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freeze3192 wrote:
More A320s coming or have these been accounted for already?

https://www.avitrader.com/2019/12/03/ga ... -airlines/

It sounds like those are airplanes already operated by UAL and have simply been sold from one leasing company to another.

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by airplanedriver6
Sun Nov 24, 2019 3:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet/Network Thread - 2019
Replies: 3546
Views: 708986

Re: United Fleet/Network Thread - 2019

It really looks like no designer with the ability to craft a redesign of an airline livery worked on it. No real branding agency has ever been mentioned... FYI, it was designed by PriestmanGoode who also has done all of UAL’s other recent branding including the new cabins. https://www.priestmangood...

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by airplanedriver6
Sat Nov 23, 2019 12:56 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737 Max 10 Rollout
Replies: 134
Views: 29020

Re: Boeing 737 Max 10 Rollout

Note that the registration number is listed on the United Fleet Website as the first UA 737-10 aircraft, presumably after certification is complete. I would also suspect the aft emergency exit will be swapped with a fixed plug (with a window) like on UA's 737-900ER and 737-9. I thought this version...

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by airplanedriver6
Sat Nov 23, 2019 12:27 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737 Max 10 Rollout
Replies: 134
Views: 29020

Re: Boeing 737 Max 10 Rollout

Note that the registration number is listed on the United Fleet Website as the first UA 737-10 aircraft, presumably after certification is complete. I would also suspect the aft emergency exit will be swapped with a fixed plug (with a window) like on UA's 737-900ER and 737-9.

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by airplanedriver6
Sat Nov 09, 2019 2:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet/Network Thread - 2019
Replies: 3546
Views: 708986

Re: United Fleet/Network Thread - 2019

Is there an opportunity for the ORD-HKG route to return with Boeing 787-9? Yes, but not anytime soon. Even after AA dropped ORD-HKG the remaining market was still not enough to entice UA to stick it out. HKG traffic is down from ALL U.S. cities, but when it eventually recovers and UA reconsiders OR...

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by airplanedriver6
Sun Nov 03, 2019 1:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Update on WN’a facilities at EWR?
Replies: 70
Views: 11788

Re: Update on WN’a facilities at EWR?

Perhaps nobody will get those gates? Isn't Terminal A slated for demolition in the near term with the new Terminal One opening in 2022?

https://www.ewrredevelopment.com

IMHO, the real issue will be the gate allotments of Terminal One when it opens.

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by airplanedriver6
Sun Oct 27, 2019 11:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet/Network Thread - 2019
Replies: 3546
Views: 708986

Re: United Fleet/Network Thread - 2019

Question about the “NEW” CRJ-550: Did United just retrofit CRJ-700’s they already had? Or did they buy brand new ones? Or a mix? Every article in the mainstream news, reads as “United’s brand new airplane that nobody else has” - they do explain that is extremely unusual to rebrand an airplane based...

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by airplanedriver6
Fri Oct 25, 2019 8:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet/Network Thread - 2019
Replies: 3546
Views: 708986

Re: United Fleet/Network Thread - 2019

The DEN-LHR winter slot also came from LH. That now makes two LHR slots that UA has gotten via LH. The hat trick would be if UA is working something out with NZ about their 'soon-to-be' unused LHR slot from their LAX route next year. FWIW, UAL did announce a 6th EWR-LHR frequency at their "med...

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by airplanedriver6
Thu Oct 24, 2019 12:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet/Network Thread - 2019
Replies: 3546
Views: 708986

Re: United Fleet/Network Thread - 2019

ericm2031 wrote:
Haven't really seen many announcements about new domestic routes for next year...

Based on the last investor call, I wouldn't expect a lot of new routes but I would expect widespread upgauging across the domestic network.

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by airplanedriver6
Sun Oct 20, 2019 12:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Jumpseat Wars?
Replies: 32
Views: 9820

Re: Jumpseat Wars?

How can pilots deny the use of the jumpseat, if there is all that complicated system behind it ? Aren't they facing punishment ? The Captain ALWAYS has final authority. But there is a priority chart to use for reference and 99.5% of the time the chart is followed in the normal course of operation. ...

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by airplanedriver6
Sat Oct 19, 2019 9:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Jumpseat Wars?
Replies: 32
Views: 9820

Re: Jumpseat Wars?

FWIW, the "JUMPSEAT WAR" is already over. Skywest and Republic quickly agreed to the original priorities established by United so now it's back to status quo. For those outside the USA, most (if not all) airlines have reciprocal jumpseat agreements where pilots can ride in the cockpit jump...

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