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by DC8FanJet
Fri Sep 11, 2020 7:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet, Network, & Livery Thread - 2020
Replies: 3364
Views: 598177

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

Does UA have enough 789s to launch the new routes without cutting flights on its pre-covid schedule? Does this mean that we will see some pre-covid flights cut? I remember the 789s were stretched pretty thin before the pandemic and they are launching even more routes now and the 789 routes will req...

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by DC8FanJet
Wed Jun 03, 2020 4:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet, Network, & Livery Thread - 2020
Replies: 3364
Views: 598177

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

The 76L is more premium heavy than the 752PW units with 64% more F seats and 15 fewer E+/Y seats (76L has 22 PP seats). I could see some use on Transcons, but the majority of use for the 76L would seems to be for LHR. If there is a demand drop TATL on LHR/other premium routes, maybe shifting a few ...

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by DC8FanJet
Thu May 14, 2020 5:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet, Network, & Livery Thread - 2020
Replies: 3364
Views: 598177

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

I could see all the P&W 777-200 & 200ers parked to standardize the long haul fleet with GE engines. The 767-300s with the Polaris heavy configuration may be the exception in the short term. But all the 763s are equipped with PW engines and haven't they phased out the 764 also because it has...

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by DC8FanJet
Thu May 14, 2020 4:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet, Network, & Livery Thread - 2020
Replies: 3364
Views: 598177

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

I could see all the P&W 777-200 & 200ers parked to standardize the long haul fleet with GE engines. The 767-300s with the Polaris heavy configuration may be the exception in the short term.

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by DC8FanJet
Mon May 11, 2020 8:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet, Network, & Livery Thread - 2020
Replies: 3364
Views: 598177

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

A decision that impactful would have to be declared in an SEC filing. No filings by company since earnings release

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by DC8FanJet
Wed May 06, 2020 1:11 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Chicago Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 922
Views: 135567

Re: Chicago Aviation Thread - 2020

I have a screenshot on my phone that I sent to Bart M. to let him know what is going on and it really looked strange. I tracked few of them so none took a gate so I believe that most of them were repositioning. United has parked their aircraft on 10R/28L runway and central deicing pad as well. A lo...

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by DC8FanJet
Sun Mar 22, 2020 3:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United 1123 (CPT-EWR) Diverting to Miami
Replies: 4
Views: 2640

Re: United 1123 (CPT-EWR) Diverting to Miami

Insertnamehere wrote:
ZNY earlier today was limiting arrivals and was under a ground stop, could this be part of the knock on effect?


Oceanic airspace restrictions caused reroute which required additional fuel, stop for fuel & recrew

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by DC8FanJet
Wed Mar 04, 2020 4:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet, Network, & Livery Thread - 2020
Replies: 3364
Views: 598177

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

VC10er wrote:
When all is completed, how many CRJ550’s will UA have?
I could probably think of many short routes from EWR she would be perfect for - destinations that are horrible 6-8 hour drives, reduced to an hour or so for the CRJ550!


Last PR release from GoJet stated there will be 74 aircraft converted.

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by DC8FanJet
Fri Dec 20, 2019 6:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet/Network Thread - 2019
Replies: 3546
Views: 712200

Re: United Fleet/Network Thread - 2019

As noted above, this plan has changed, aircraft will now ferry to GYR tomorrow (12/21), unknown future

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by DC8FanJet
Thu Oct 03, 2019 1:16 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Chicago Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 1170
Views: 221222

Re: Chicago Aviation Thread - 2019

Is Virgin Atlantic sending a one-off flight to Chicago for the Bears Game in London? https://flightaware.com/live/flight/VIR650 That's a good guess. I woulda thought they'd fly United since they are the official airline sponsor, but not sure how the charters work. The team is supposed to fly out to...

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by DC8FanJet
Sat Jun 15, 2019 4:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Airlines "Evolution" to Globe Livery released
Replies: 1797
Views: 386553

Re: United Airlines "Evolution" to Globe Livery released

As I promised, here is the better quality picture of the first 737max in the new United livery. https://twitter.com/gerardiaviation/status/1139912267196092416 With the better quality one you can clearly see the reg. And also that there is still some gold on the aircraft (look at the inside of the w...

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by DC8FanJet
Tue Apr 16, 2019 1:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United ERJ 145 status
Replies: 34
Views: 7297

Re: United ERJ 145 status

[quote="drdisque"]Actually most of the E145's at UAX are pretty new. the older ones are operated by Trans States out of ORD and DEN. The Expressjet and Commutair E145's you see on EWR-MEM were mostly delivered 2002-2006. Actually, United owns all the E145s operated by Commutair & Expre...

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by DC8FanJet
Tue Mar 12, 2019 2:34 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet/Network Thread - 2019
Replies: 3546
Views: 712200

Re: United Fleet/Network Thread - 2019

The current routing for N666UA has finally be updated. After the aircraft ferry positions to IAD the tentative schedule is as follows: UA974-12 IAD-GVA UA975-13 GVA-IAD UA861-14 IAD-GRU UA860-15 GRU-IAD UA345-16 IAD-HNL UA344-16 HNL-IAD UA762-17 IAD-IAH UA2091-17 IAH-IAD Keep in mind this schedule ...

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by DC8FanJet
Thu Jan 31, 2019 11:40 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Chicago Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 1170
Views: 221222

Re: Chicago Aviation Thread - 2019

AA opened Hanger 2 today at ORD. The first new hanger at the airfield in 30 years, and now, also the biggest. Big enough for two 787s or six 737s. https://chicago.cbslocal.com/2019/01/25/new-hangar-ohare-airport-american-airlines/ https://media.bizj.us/view/img/11198944/hangar-2-with-787*750xx8853-...

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by DC8FanJet
Wed Dec 26, 2018 9:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Chicago Aviation News - 2018
Replies: 1431
Views: 171358

Re: Chicago Aviation News - 2018

Now there are certain gates that can handle larger aircraft such as B17 since LH parks 748 and 346 aircraft there and UA used to have 744s at C18 and C16 and C20? I think those are probably the only gates that can handle any aircraft larger than a 763. So UA in theory could put some 78s here but wi...

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by DC8FanJet
Mon Dec 24, 2018 2:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet Upgrade Status - 2018
Replies: 2603
Views: 381151

Re: United Fleet Upgrade Status - 2018

As it turns out, I must have missed a United email or did not catch it here. Monday I’m on an old 3 class 772 from EWR to GRU. I selected a seat in J (and it was a Saver Award seat that was remarkably required very few miles! I do love MP!) Anyway I did not know that I could select an old F seat ju...

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by DC8FanJet
Sat Sep 15, 2018 5:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet Upgrade Status - 2018
Replies: 2603
Views: 381151

Re: United Fleet Upgrade Status - 2018

789 N29971 took C1 test hop flight at CHS today. So, these are the two frames needed for IAH>SYD. Cutting it close? Doesn't that start in 10 days? 971 is a sUA 789 and the IAH-SYD route is flown by sCO flight attendants. As mentioned, there's a bit of slack in the 789 fleet right now. Which goes aw...

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by DC8FanJet
Tue Aug 14, 2018 9:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Central Virginia Thread (ROA-LYH-CHO) - 2018
Replies: 66
Views: 6920

Re: Central Virginia Thread (ROA-LYH-CHO) - 2018

I wonder how SHD is performing now that UA has been in the market awhile. My feel just by looking at loads on random days is that appears that most of the demand on the milk run ORD-LWB-SHD-IAD is being driven by LWB and SHD is contributing very little but I'd be curious to see the full numbers. Ac...

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by DC8FanJet
Wed Jul 25, 2018 3:15 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet Upgrade Status - 2018
Replies: 2603
Views: 381151

Re: United Fleet Upgrade Status - 2018

Aren't some of the 200s coming from Delta Connection? I remember flying on N871AS last summer when it was still part of the DL CNX fleet. Now it seems to be flying for UAX Yes, two of those did fly DLC for ExpressJet before SkyWest Inc transferred them to the SkyWest certificate and ended all 200 f...

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by DC8FanJet
Tue Jun 26, 2018 12:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why are UA’s premium 757s also some of their oldest?
Replies: 16
Views: 3449

Re: Why are UA’s premium 757s also some of their oldest?

flyguy84 wrote:
The sUA 757s are non-ETOPS so they are stuck on the domestic runs.


Actually, 8 out of the 15 are ETOPS. They didn't go to FedEx because they have winglets, which FedEx did not want.

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by DC8FanJet
Mon Jun 04, 2018 11:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet Upgrade Status - 2018
Replies: 2603
Views: 381151

Re: United Fleet Upgrade Status - 2018

39M N67591 UA2750 4Jun IAHIAH 90-ish UA employees testing new WiFi system with PEDs. Testing time could be 2-6 hours.. :bouncy: (If it lasts 6 hours I’m happy I didn’t get picked.) I know that the PED information is not sent from towers/satellites, but rather stored on a hard drive on the plane, bu...

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by DC8FanJet
Thu Feb 01, 2018 7:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Reuters: United to consider Airbus A321 NEO.
Replies: 233
Views: 50092

Re: Reuters: United to consider Airbus A321 NEO.

On a separate note, would it make sense for Boeing to develop a 767 MAX in the same manner than Airbus NEO'd the 330? You'd think a long-time 767 operator like UA would look at such a bird to directly replace some 767s. It would, if there was a fitting engine on the market. But in this thurst class...

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by DC8FanJet
Sat Jan 27, 2018 5:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Central Virginia Thread (ROA-LYH-CHO) - 2018
Replies: 66
Views: 6920

Re: Central Virginia Thread (ROA-LYH-CHO) - 2018

UA is adding 2nd CHO-ORD r/t in APR.

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by DC8FanJet
Fri Dec 01, 2017 9:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Summer 2018 Widebody Int'l Scheduling
Replies: 58
Views: 12810

Re: United Summer 2018 Widebody Int'l Scheduling

Random observation, enroute time EWR-DUB on 11/30 was 5:51, EWR/SFO 5:25. Both in 777 equip.

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by DC8FanJet
Wed Nov 01, 2017 4:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumor: United close to acquire 30-40 used A319/A320
Replies: 91
Views: 23659

Re: Rumor: United close to acquire 30-40 used A319/A320

AMERICAN757 wrote:
Do you think UA might ever add sharklets to their A319/320 fleet?


No. Be hard to recover the cost with current fuel prices, benefits aren't there is short haul operations.

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by DC8FanJet
Mon Oct 30, 2017 10:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA accelerates 747-400 retirement
Replies: 427
Views: 97004

Re: UA accelerates 747-400 retirement

Are these two to be retained for ad-hoc use ? I seriously doubt it. All 747's must have fuel tank inserting systems installed in order to fly in 2018. That's a big reason UA decided to retire their 747 fleet early. United is keep 2 B747s for charter use through at least 2020. They will be parked ou...

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by DC8FanJet
Wed Oct 25, 2017 11:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Chicago aviation news - 2017
Replies: 206
Views: 31365

Re: Chicago Aviation News [Sep 29]: 30 New Gates

Also, I noticed that large hanger is being constructed northwest of 9R/27L. Is this the one for AA? http://chicagoconstructionnews.com/w-e-oneil-builds-aa-hangaroffice-building-at-ohare/ It is enormous! Where is it going, adjacent to and southwest of AA's Hangar #1? Is it being built to replace the...

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by DC8FanJet
Sun Oct 22, 2017 1:21 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet Upgrade Status - 2017
Replies: 1935
Views: 331071

Re: United Fleet Upgrade Status - 2017

CALTECH, Are you 100% sure about those two A320s coming from China Southern? I haven’t seen any news about this through either UA Inflight or AFA. So far, we’ve been told to expect only A319 “Cs” to slowly come onto the line. Also, the “20S” is already used to designate our current A320s. If these ...

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by DC8FanJet
Thu Oct 05, 2017 4:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA to drop seasonal ORD-SNN route
Replies: 13
Views: 3751

Re: UA to drop seasonal ORD-SNN route

Rdh3e wrote:
UA is still selling it's flights. I don't think this source is accurate...


There has not been any announcement internally about SNN service other than the EWR flight going seasonal.

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by DC8FanJet
Sat Aug 12, 2017 10:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet Upgrade Status - 2017
Replies: 1935
Views: 331071

Re: United Fleet Upgrade Status - 2017

I don't recall if I've seen anything posted in this thread but I flew on an ex-CZ 319 the other day. https://preview.ibb.co/fiUD6a/IMG_4228.jpg It had the new first product, blue signature economy seats, new bins, updated bulkheads, WiFi with PDE, and in-seat power – the whole shebang. Was a pleasa...

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by DC8FanJet
Thu Aug 03, 2017 4:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta & United 747 Routes 2017
Replies: 49
Views: 24974

Re: Delta & United 747 Routes 2017

Do the UA 744s still have proper first class? Yes. Now branded Polaris First. Seats 1A and 1K give the closest thing to a forward view in mainstream commercial aviation. BTW, SFO-TPE shifts over from a 744 to a 773 today. I'm booked on the new birds' return to SFO Thursday. Dave Uh, No. The 744s do...

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by DC8FanJet
Tue Jun 27, 2017 9:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 747-400 Passenger Fleet Tracking/Retirements Thread
Replies: 138
Views: 35883

Re: Boeing 747-400 Passenger Fleet Tracking/Retirements Thread

Adipasquale wrote:
N174UA was just retired today, it just flew SFO-VCV as UA2582. UA's fleet is now down to 15 744s.


That flight number would be a charter.

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by DC8FanJet
Mon May 29, 2017 12:53 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: N2331U ship number?
Replies: 2
Views: 505

Re: N2331U ship number?

neither

the 773s are 21XX, so N2331U is 2131. This changed just before first delivery

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by DC8FanJet
Wed May 03, 2017 11:34 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Should UA Bring 752s Out of Desert
Replies: 88
Views: 20226

Re: Should UA Bring 752s Out of Desert

the ua 757's were in bad shape, they got the same bad united maintenance for years. the wings needed so much sheet metal work from neglect, they had to junk them. they fixed a few in houston even after boeing told them not to. I have to challenge you on this, there has never been a time that United...

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by DC8FanJet
Tue May 02, 2017 9:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Should UA Bring 752s Out of Desert
Replies: 88
Views: 20226

Re: Should UA Bring 752s Out of Desert

My understanding is that bringing birds out of the desert and into an airworthy shape is cost prohibitive, especially for planes that have been out of service for 2+ years and would need all-new interiors, the fuel mod, and many other improvements just to get them back into the air. Those birds in ...

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by DC8FanJet
Wed Apr 19, 2017 11:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: ATW says drop UA rebrand as CO
Replies: 134
Views: 21047

Re: ATW says drop UA rebrand as CO

I was under the impression UA is run by pmCO management, am I wrong. Yes you are wrong. The majority of management and key decision makers now are all ex NW, AA, and G4. Yes, trying to clean up the disaster left by the ex-cons..... EX CO management nearly destroyed the combined airline. While there...

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by DC8FanJet
Thu Mar 30, 2017 5:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet Upgrade Status - 2017
Replies: 1935
Views: 331071

Re: United Fleet Upgrade Status - 2017

iahcsr wrote:
len90 wrote:
Which gates at EWR Terminal C are 77W gates? Is it basically all the 772 gates?

So far all 77Ws have used only C108 or C110 at EWR. At IAH I only know for certain C7, C14 and D gates for 77W.
ORD only B16 so far.


Actually, ORD has C10, C29, B16 & B17 that are 77W capable

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by DC8FanJet
Mon Feb 13, 2017 5:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet Upgrade Status - 2017
Replies: 1935
Views: 331071

Re: United Fleet Upgrade Status - 2017

According to 787 tables website published by NYC777, UA has two additional 787-9's coming in early 2018 which is two more than previously released. This is a long thread, so apologies if someone already commented on this, but will these 787-9's coming in 2018 have Polaris? I think any new delivery ...

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by DC8FanJet
Fri Jan 27, 2017 4:26 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA 747 at LAX 1/26/2017?
Replies: 8
Views: 2398

Re: UA 747 at LAX 1/26/2017?

exercising the spare, need to fly them

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by DC8FanJet
Mon Jan 23, 2017 6:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet Upgrade Status - 2017
Replies: 1935
Views: 331071

Re: United Fleet Upgrade Status - 2017

iahcsr wrote:
77W
N2331U was to go ORDEWR today, but now shows ORDSFO as UA2120.


EWR weather/flow control issues.

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by DC8FanJet
Mon Jan 16, 2017 7:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Looks like UA is making recent lay offs?
Replies: 9
Views: 3816

Re: Looks like UA is making recent lay offs?

[quote="drdisque"]This isn't about saving money - it's about making the organization work better by making a clearer chain of command, reducing in-fighting among mid-level executives, and creating better goal alignment across the organization by removing opportunities for internal competit...

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by DC8FanJet
Sun Jan 01, 2017 6:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: ORD 2017 and beyond
Replies: 86
Views: 9959

Re: ORD 2017 Thread

MaxTrimm wrote:
dc10lover wrote:
Who is the largest at ORD? AA or UA in terms of passengers flown. Thanks in advance for the answere.

Last time I checked, AA had more daily departures.


It has been UA +/- 55% AA +/- 45% for years

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by DC8FanJet
Wed Dec 28, 2016 11:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet Upgrade Status - Part 29
Replies: 779
Views: 152580

Re: United Fleet Upgrade Status - Part 29

773:
N2332U new delivery was sked to enter SFO Induction 2701/30Dec, now showing cancelled[/quote]

New flight #, same date - now 2187

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by DC8FanJet
Thu Dec 15, 2016 1:09 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA's 777-200ER ULH flights
Replies: 60
Views: 15322

Re: UA's 777-200ER ULH flights

The ORD flight is operated with a lUAL 77B and will occasionally have weight restrictions and limitations. The EWR flight is operated with a lCAL 77C and normally has no limits or issues. When the 77Ws start showing up in a few months, the majority of them will fly missions out of EWR, freeing up s...

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by DC8FanJet
Thu Oct 20, 2016 4:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet Upgrade Status - Part 29
Replies: 779
Views: 152580

Re: United Fleet Upgrade Status - Part 29

UA's fleet plan calls for 6 used CZ A319s to join the fleet by the end of the year, is this possible considering they seem to be just finishing up introduction prep to only the second aircraft? I see two more listed for delivery in Nov. and four in '17. Don't know how accurate that info is though. ...

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by DC8FanJet
Mon Oct 17, 2016 5:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 2016 NFL Charters
Replies: 67
Views: 13352

Re: 2016 NFL Charters

looks like N377AN (American 763ER) flew the Bears Sunday night from ORD to GRB ahead of their Thursday night match up with the Packers. Odd to see them go so early for a game that's right next door. Perhaps a "team building" thing on the road or something. 1 The Chicago Bears fly United, ...

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by DC8FanJet
Sat Oct 08, 2016 9:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Unusual UA 744 takeoff at SFO.
Replies: 7
Views: 4538

Re: Unusual UA 744 takeoff at SFO.

If it was just past 1300 lcl, it was the fleet week fly-by

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by DC8FanJet
Mon Jul 18, 2016 8:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet Upgrade Status - Part 29
Replies: 779
Views: 152580

Re: United Fleet Upgrade Status - Part 29

757-222 N548UA seems to have managed to escape GYR to make it up to Seattle BFI for the Boeing 100th Anniversary celebration. It looks like it arrived on July 7th at BFI. You can see pictures of it on @BoeingAirplanes and @MuseumOfFlight 's Twitter feeds. Does anyone know what the story here as it ...

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by DC8FanJet
Sat Jul 16, 2016 9:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet Upgrade Status - Part 29
Replies: 779
Views: 152580

Re: United Fleet Upgrade Status - Part 29

jetmatt777 wrote:
Why are the incoming 319's using a different numbering convention? The last 319 I believe is 4055, N855UA. These coming in are 4885?


These aircraft are -132's, original 319s are -131s. Different version engines

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by DC8FanJet
Sat Jun 25, 2016 9:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet Upgrade Status - Part 29
Replies: 779
Views: 152580

Re: United Fleet Upgrade Status - Part 29

Finally on the China Southern bird.....I know the next one won't take as long but it seems like they have been working on that bird since last year.[/quote]

Lot's of documentation issues for components

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