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by fun2fly
Wed Oct 21, 2020 2:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Cleveland Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 944
Views: 104283

Re: Cleveland Aviation Thread - 2020

The problem is Cleveland owns the airport (like Chicago does with ORD). The City closely guards these assets - other examples are the Water System and Muni Light. Until the City lets go of that control, a regional funding approach is most likely off the table. A couple of trillion dollar Federal In...

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by fun2fly
Sat Oct 17, 2020 2:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Cleveland Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 944
Views: 104283

Re: Cleveland Aviation Thread - 2020

The problem is Cleveland owns the airport (like Chicago does with ORD). The City closely guards these assets - other examples are the Water System and Muni Light. Until the City lets go of that control, a regional funding approach is most likely off the table. A couple of trillion dollar Federal In...

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by fun2fly
Sat Oct 17, 2020 1:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet, Network, & Livery Thread - 2020
Replies: 3980
Views: 607144

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

There was some talk a bit back about testing for crew members on the resumed SFO-PVG flight. Well it seems both ALPA and AFA backed of their refusal to test upon arrival in China. Per note, crew members will be tested both in SFO before departure as a pro-active step to mitigate the chances of a po...

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by fun2fly
Thu Oct 15, 2020 12:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Cleveland Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 944
Views: 104283

Re: Cleveland Aviation Thread - 2020

The airport gave a few more details about Wednesday's 2nd virtual Master Plan meeting. It looks like it could be quite interesting. "This meeting will include the public’s first glance at preliminary alternatives , and the opportunity to provide suggestions for the future of CLE." Registe...

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by fun2fly
Tue Oct 13, 2020 3:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA Plans to Return to JFK in 2021
Replies: 258
Views: 36202

Re: UA Plans to Return to JFK in 2021

The fact of the matter is that we don't know what the Big 4 will look like in 18 months. All the demand has been thrown up in the air and it's up for grabs (see WN at IAH/ORD, UA P2P's, etc.). While the government will likely float these guys a few more $$, something will have to give and some playe...

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by fun2fly
Tue Sep 29, 2020 6:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA Plans to Return to JFK in 2021
Replies: 258
Views: 36202

Re: UA Plans to Return to JFK in 2021

Let the guessing begin. 737-10 service with Lie Flat to 6x SFO, 5x LAX. Mainline to 3x IAH, 3x DEN. No IAD, EWR. Not sure about ORD.

EWR LAX and SFO will be remain lie flat 757/767/787 until enough 737-10 a/c arrive.

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by fun2fly
Tue Sep 29, 2020 1:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Cleveland Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 944
Views: 104283

Re: Cleveland Aviation Thread - 2020

PIT cargo flights...no CLE https://blueskypit.com/2020/09/21/pit-welcomes-first-cargo-flight-from-cathay-pacific/#.X3MhCOQQuSw.linkedin A few of you ridiculed me when I said get some government $$ to work on CLE. Quoted below: Last fall, the U.S. Department of Transportation awarded PIT an $18.69 mi...

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by fun2fly
Fri Sep 18, 2020 12:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Cleveland Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 944
Views: 104283

Re: Cleveland Aviation Thread - 2020

Yes more empty retail, lost jobs, and havoc. How does putting an Amazon center where IX is affect how people shop? The number of Amazon facilities being built in the area is staggering and they have had a positive impact on the local economy and cleaned up some pretty decrepit site such as Euclid S...

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by fun2fly
Thu Sep 17, 2020 4:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Cleveland Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 944
Views: 104283

Re: Cleveland Aviation Thread - 2020

I can't tell who owns the IX center?? Privately owned, no? Or is it city owned and privately managed? To my naked, untrained eye, a google earth view suggests plenty of room for a new terminal at the IX Center sight. Relocating parking, the dumpy looking Sheraton, and more-- now that may be harder....

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by fun2fly
Wed Sep 09, 2020 3:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet, Network, & Livery Thread - 2020
Replies: 3980
Views: 607144

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

772 Domestic A and 4 E units (219-222) Stored: ROW 7, ORD 2, SFO 1, - Flying/short term parked: 13, usually 10-13, flying daily. Just thinking about the 772A's. How long will they stick around with so many other a/c grounded? Where do they fall in terms of fuel efficiency? Just thinking about the t...

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by fun2fly
Wed Sep 09, 2020 11:58 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet, Network, & Livery Thread - 2020
Replies: 3980
Views: 607144

Re: United New Route Announcement 9/9/2020

We'll find out in 2 hours! 7 Routes, decidedly more leisure focused for the most part. Less than daily is OK due to the leisure crowd.

1) LAX or SFO BNE
2) EWR to AGP
3) IAH or ORD to DEL
4) IAH to TLV
5) IAD to VIE
6) SFO or EWR to BLR
7) No idea, but one route has to be S. America

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by fun2fly
Tue Sep 08, 2020 2:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet, Network, & Livery Thread - 2020
Replies: 3980
Views: 607144

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

UA did do daily turns from LHR to AMS and BRU to preserve slots, leaving early morning and back in the late morning / afternoon. I am pretty sure no flight RON, unless it was tech. Loved those flights, 20 or so people on a 777. Now that was a swift take off! All the other intra-europe flights to Ge...

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by fun2fly
Fri Aug 21, 2020 12:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Cleveland Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 944
Views: 104283

Re: Cleveland Aviation Thread - 2020

What Trump stimulus money? We do realize that the president does not allocate nor control federal money, right? Yes. Does somebody want to tell him that? I all seriousness, is there anything in any of the covid relief bills for doing something like airport construction? As far as I am aware, there ...

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by fun2fly
Wed Aug 12, 2020 4:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet, Network, & Livery Thread - 2020
Replies: 3980
Views: 607144

Re: United route announcement August 12, 2020

Midwestindy wrote:
FLL, CMH, CLE, PIT, MCO, TPA, LGA, & IND confirmed


UA also confirmed double digit routes being announced and something about NAP...

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by fun2fly
Thu Aug 06, 2020 9:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Cleveland Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 944
Views: 104283

Re: Cleveland Aviation Thread - 2020

Not confirmed, Trump to use BKL today 5:05PM arrival and approx. 8PM departure. Can anyone confirm? Must be using a 757. I think he was in MI this afternoon.

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by fun2fly
Thu Aug 06, 2020 9:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Cleveland Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 944
Views: 104283

Re: Cleveland Aviation Thread - 2020

MohawkWeekend wrote:
It would take guts but this would be the time to start the new terminal. Especially if there is an infrastructure stimulus package.


100% agree. Finish when demand comes back. Trump stimulus $ has to be available these days and these are the types of projects he likes.

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by fun2fly
Wed Jul 22, 2020 11:36 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Cleveland Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 944
Views: 104283

Re: Cleveland Aviation Thread - 2020

I don’t think United will cut CLE-LAX... They’re not going to give up a hub market that pulls good loads all year and let Spirit have it to themselves. After all, they had originally scheduled 3x daily for the route this summer — it performs well. Agreed. UA could have cut this at anytime in the pa...

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by fun2fly
Fri Jun 19, 2020 5:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Cleveland Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 944
Views: 104283

Re: Cleveland Aviation Thread - 2020

masseybrown wrote:
umichman wrote:

DL August schedule is out now --

ATL - 6
DTW - 5
LGA - 2
MSP - 4


CLE-SLC comes back in mid-September.


I also see JFK for TATL connections.

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by fun2fly
Wed Jun 10, 2020 11:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet, Network, & Livery Thread - 2020
Replies: 3980
Views: 607144

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

I'm not familiar with the manufacturing scene around the Netherlands but is AMS some sort of central cargo staging region or is a lot of this cargo going into Europe from the US? This is only part of the picture, but in normal times AMS handles a huge amount of fresh flowers from all over the world...

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by fun2fly
Sun May 31, 2020 2:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet, Network, & Livery Thread - 2020
Replies: 3980
Views: 607144

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

788: N26910 sked to enter HKG Polaris /PP mod 2726/31May, guess at RTS 7/16/20 N28912 sked to enter HKG Polaris/PP mod 2728/31May, guess at RTS 7/16/20 All 787 previous Polaris mods done at XMN - will there be a learning curve at HKG? This is a good sign for UA to continue on with this program. Doe...

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by fun2fly
Thu May 28, 2020 7:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Cleveland Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 944
Views: 104283

Re: Cleveland Aviation Thread - 2020

F9 seems to be the only carrier that does decent from CLE. NK is bringing back most of their schedule by July. Including LAX, LAS, BOS, etc. Will see how much of it sticks. What a delicate balance...run a limited # of flights, but upset customers w/little connectivity / options to preserve cash (UA...

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by fun2fly
Fri May 22, 2020 12:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet, Network, & Livery Thread - 2020
Replies: 3980
Views: 607144

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

I think UA's biggest challenge coming out of this is defending its hubs. Especially DEN, it will be in an uphill fight with WN who has all the money in the world to sustain a loss leading operation to gain market share. I would not be surprised if they buy out F9 to just get their gates at DEN. Rem...

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by fun2fly
Thu May 21, 2020 2:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA to partner with the Cleveland Clinic and Clorox
Replies: 24
Views: 2631

Re: UA to partner with the Cleveland Clinic and Clorox

It would probably be better if they just went about this as an industry. A rising tide lifts all boats. Its naive to think we are going to have airline trying to brag about who is cleaner than other. Its also naive to think that corporate travel buyers are going to think, "well we are only goi...

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by fun2fly
Thu May 21, 2020 10:30 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet, Network, & Livery Thread - 2020
Replies: 3980
Views: 607144

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

One think I was thinking of is how creative are airlines going to have to get to fill the LHR slots when the exemptions expire? Will we see UA LHR routes from cities that didn't have one in the past because, for example, UA may not need 6x daily from EWR? Will they move those around the hubs or perh...

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by fun2fly
Thu May 21, 2020 10:28 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Cleveland Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 944
Views: 104283

Re: Cleveland Aviation Thread - 2020

In a mass email sent by UA's Kirby, with the subject, "A message from our new CEO, Scott Kirby" it says, "...Safety has always been our most important value at United, and during this crisis it's taken on a new and different significance. We know it will be top-of-mind for you when y...

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by fun2fly
Tue May 19, 2020 2:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet, Network, & Livery Thread - 2020
Replies: 3980
Views: 607144

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

From that document for fleet planning purposes, it looks like the open 8x 789's and 8x 78J's will end the widebody expansion at the end of 2021 most likely until the A350's. "In 2022, the Company does not expect to be required to take delivery of any new aircraft and expects that non-aircraft ...

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by fun2fly
Tue May 19, 2020 1:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet, Network, & Livery Thread - 2020
Replies: 3980
Views: 607144

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

From that document for fleet planning purposes, it looks like the open 8x 789's and 8x 78J's will end the widebody expansion at the end of 2021 most likely until the A350's. "In 2022, the Company does not expect to be required to take delivery of any new aircraft and expects that non-aircraft a...

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by fun2fly
Fri May 15, 2020 10:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet, Network, & Livery Thread - 2020
Replies: 3980
Views: 607144

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

Didn't American utilize their 788s on there seasonal ORD-HNL flight? Prior to COVID-19 AA's intentions were to return to this market year around with a 788? Also AA if Im not mistaken flew a 788 year around on their ORD-CUN route and on Saturdays during the winter months they operated 2x 788s? Look...

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by fun2fly
Fri May 15, 2020 9:22 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet, Network, & Livery Thread - 2020
Replies: 3980
Views: 607144

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

I don't yet agree with those that quickly write off the 772As. Disregarding maintenance status for a moment, the A units perform a unique role that no other aircraft in the fleet can cover well. Sure, you could temporarily throw surplus 787s, 767s, and international 777s in place of the 772A, but t...

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by fun2fly
Wed May 13, 2020 3:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet, Network, & Livery Thread - 2020
Replies: 3980
Views: 607144

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

Does this mean no 777s from ORD, IAD, and IAH Doing long haul flying? Essentially no. Will there be a few oddball routes? Yes. If the 77A's go away, you basically have as many 777's as you do 787's (by the end of next year) so you can see why they'd want to rationalize them. On the good side, this ...

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by fun2fly
Wed May 13, 2020 1:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet, Network, & Livery Thread - 2020
Replies: 3980
Views: 607144

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

A couple pertinent Q&A from recent townhall. Q. Going forward, what is the planned mission for the 756 fleet? A. Our current plan is to operate solely 767-300 variant aircraft from ORD, EWR and IAH to Europe and Latin America markets. We will continue to evaluate plans for the remainder of 756 ...

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by fun2fly
Sun May 10, 2020 12:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Cleveland Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 944
Views: 104283

Re: Cleveland Aviation Thread - 2020

From Enrila's post, if I did the math correctly, DL with 6 flights in June daily and UA less than 5 (no DEN, LAX, IAH). Wow. Others weren't clear/complete.

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by fun2fly
Sat May 09, 2020 12:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet, Network, & Livery Thread - 2020
Replies: 3980
Views: 607144

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

This looks like the end for the 764s and PW757s. In an email I got earlier today. "Currently, we’ve parked 450 mainline aircraft and 300 United Express aircraft across 23 locations. Some of those planes were already slated for retirement, including our B767-400 and B757 PS fleets." If I r...

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by fun2fly
Wed May 06, 2020 3:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 753 and 764 Survival
Replies: 67
Views: 15587

Re: 753 and 764 Survival

For UA, it's either ditch 16x 2000-2001 764's not refurbished or ditch 1998-2001 x 763's fully refurbished. While one may be more efficient (764), the other requires no additional capital (763) unless it's either 1) already ordered or 2) can be easily swapped from 763 to 764 with nominal costs.

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by fun2fly
Tue May 05, 2020 9:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United exercises options for 8 787-10s
Replies: 140
Views: 25212

Re: United exercises options for 7 787-10s

UA can quickly divest of the 23 (planned) 77A's + 16 764's + 7 non Polaris (6 x '92/93) = 45 quick wide-body a/c gone. Then it gets tough deciding as you point out, UA did a lot of investment in everything else.

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by fun2fly
Tue May 05, 2020 1:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United exercises options for 8 787-10s
Replies: 140
Views: 25212

Re: United exercises options for 7 787-10s

AA flies JFK to DUB on a 772 and PHL to DUB on an A332/333. It was an example, plug in any city, LIS or whatever. UA has the ability to fly to DUB or any city with a 321XLR just as much as AA does. Your point was if UA flies a 787 to a city and AA flies a 321XLR, then AA wins. My point is that is n...

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by fun2fly
Tue May 05, 2020 12:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United exercises options for 8 787-10s
Replies: 140
Views: 25212

Re: United exercises options for 7 787-10s

Not true in all cases...think about it. If AA flies JFK>DUB and PHL>DUB on the 321 and UA does EWR>DUB on the 78J, who do you think wins? Lower capacity aircraft with slightly higher unit cost results in much higher rasm. That's why you see in transcon market, narrowbody is winning. You can either ...

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by fun2fly
Tue May 05, 2020 11:19 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United exercises options for 8 787-10s
Replies: 140
Views: 25212

Re: United exercises options for 7 787-10s

Glad to see that for now, more 787s are on the way to UA's fleet. I have flown a large majority of UA's 787-10s and they are fantastic aircraft. As for the other arguments as to when they were ordered...WHO CARES? New aircraft have been ordered and that's pretty cool. UA ordered A321s before Wuhan ...

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by fun2fly
Mon May 04, 2020 5:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet, Network, & Livery Thread - 2020
Replies: 3980
Views: 607144

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

A pilot posted that the 757s are gone, anyone got any update on this? I saw that too, and ran that by a reliable source who said that is false. No retirements have been called yet in the 757 fleet, not even the P&W birds. The 757's have more than likely flown their last revenue flight for Unite...

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by fun2fly
Mon May 04, 2020 5:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United exercises options for 8 787-10s
Replies: 140
Views: 25212

Re: United exercises options for 7 787-10s

Weren't we all convinced that the 78J was going to take the place of the domestic 77A's at some point. Is this the finalization of that plan? They only have 1 reconfigured 77A at this point so there's not too much waste (vs. the 772's) Figure:

1x HNL>ORD, EWR, IAD, IAH, DEN
1x OGG>ORD, DEN

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by fun2fly
Sun May 03, 2020 5:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet, Network, & Livery Thread - 2020
Replies: 3980
Views: 607144

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

In the recent days, the 767 fleet discussion has shifted from 763's being retired to now the 764's being retired. What's the reason or what insights do you have on the 764's? I thought they were a darling subfleet perfect for TATL ops? Or if the 763's and 752's go, might as well get rid of the whole...

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by fun2fly
Wed Apr 22, 2020 11:01 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet, Network, & Livery Thread - 2020
Replies: 3980
Views: 607144

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

And keeping everyone on property at full pay! It has been made clear multiple times this can only be promised until September 30th ...so far.. After that will depend on people traveling again. Which is in and of itself, amazing to keep that many people on payroll for nearly 6 months. I hope for the...

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by fun2fly
Tue Apr 21, 2020 5:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Cleveland Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 944
Views: 104283

Re: Cleveland Aviation Thread - 2020

I used to regularly fly the DC-10 on UA's ORD>CLE and it would time in at 47-49 min regularly. Amazing how the flight attendants tried to do a full beverage cart for so many people with little success. It was a lot more time loading/unloading the plane vs the flight time.

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by fun2fly
Thu Apr 09, 2020 11:33 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet, Network, & Livery Thread - 2020
Replies: 3980
Views: 607144

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

https://www.flightradar24.com/data/aircraft/n652ua


Either it changed or I misread it. Either way, another one to storage. I wonder if anything will take it's place: 767, 777 or just save cash?
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FR24Virus wrote:
fun2fly wrote:
N652UA 763 Hi J Polaris to exit HKG Apr 08


Is that a test hop?
FR24 shows 11 on 2794
https://www.flightradar24.com/data/aircraft/n652ua


Either it changed or I misread it. Either way, another one to storage. I wonder if anything will take it's place: 767, 777 or just save cash?

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by fun2fly
Wed Apr 08, 2020 7:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet, Network, & Livery Thread - 2020
Replies: 3980
Views: 607144

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

N652UA 763 Hi J Polaris to exit HKG Apr 08

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by fun2fly
Fri Mar 27, 2020 1:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet, Network, & Livery Thread - 2020
Replies: 3980
Views: 607144

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

Polaris 763 N673UA looks like it will depart HKG 30 Mar.

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by fun2fly
Sat Mar 21, 2020 2:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet, Network, & Livery Thread - 2020
Replies: 3980
Views: 607144

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

This is so heartbreaking. I feel for the employees :( UA has been real good to me for 30 years and 1mm+ miles taking me to some great places and I wish all the employees the best. Working in the travel industry is a thankless job at times, and this has to be an awful time for everyone. As with ever...

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by fun2fly
Wed Mar 18, 2020 2:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Cleveland Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 944
Views: 104283

Re: Cleveland Aviation Thread - 2020

United is parking around 40 737s in Cleveland for the foreseeable future. They’ll be coming in for the next couple of days. From what I understand they’ll squeeze many in around Concourse D and around the maintenance campus. Nice to see that CLE is valuable to UAL in some way. :roll: Everyone's dre...

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by fun2fly
Wed Mar 18, 2020 10:52 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet, Network, & Livery Thread - 2020
Replies: 3980
Views: 607144

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

772 GE N76010 & N78013 headed to GUM today. The last 772 GE 77014 in Diamond BF is stuck in the IAH>CUN loop daily.

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