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by adambrau
Tue Aug 21, 2018 3:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Widebody Thread - 2018
Replies: 971
Views: 165468

Re: Delta Widebody Thread - 2018

The 359 has what, 32 suites whereas the refurbished 777 has 28? What do you tell 4 paying business class passengers when you cant accommodate them in business class on a 14 hour flight? I still dont get how DL only reconfigures the 777 with 28 business class seats. That, is dumb. I get it, Delta do...

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by adambrau
Mon Aug 13, 2018 5:33 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United seeks to return to JFK
Replies: 223
Views: 34822

Re: United seeks to return to JFK

If United wants to get back in then they should divest slots elsewhere. They tried to stick it to B6 with the DL EWR/LGA swap. Other airlines shouldn't have to give up slots because of there short sighted decision. Who ever said UA is forcing others to give up slots ? They would be purchased as slo...

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by adambrau
Sun Aug 12, 2018 11:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United updating brand with new colors
Replies: 128
Views: 26819

Re: United updating brand with new colors

There is no way United based purple off of Delta. Things like this are developed over years, not on whims. But then again, UA has been known to not be the industry leader, and do copy-cat moves. So not a surprise, here, if they did. However, they are in search of a unified identity, and purple was ...

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by adambrau
Sun Aug 12, 2018 9:42 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Why does Emirates even serve alcohol to Dubai
Replies: 86
Views: 11185

Re: Why does Emirates even serve alcohol to Dubai

The real kicker, though, is that hasn't Europe been under a brutal heat wave until recently and instead of returning to Dubai could they not have gone to some seaside town in the Uk? Since she is from Iranian descent, she might have gone to Dubai to meet Iranian relatives whether living or travelli...

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by adambrau
Sun Aug 12, 2018 9:44 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Why does Emirates even serve alcohol to Dubai
Replies: 86
Views: 11185

Re: Why does Emirates even serve alcohol to Dubai

It seems to be very hypocritical of Emirates to offer alcohol to flyers coming into Dubai if the could get into serious trouble. A Brit was recently arrested after landing in Dubai. https://www.thesun.co.uk/news/6986998/how-brit-tourists-can-be-arrested-for-drinking-alcohol-on-flights-to-dubai/ I r...

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by adambrau
Sun Aug 12, 2018 2:55 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Why does Emirates even serve alcohol to Dubai
Replies: 86
Views: 11185

Re: Why does Emirates even serve alcohol to Dubai

The IATA "General Conditions of Carriage", which are accepted by pretty much every aviation authority in the world, and form the basis of pretty much every carriers own conditions of carriage, state the following in Article 14.1: The passenger shall be solely responsible for complying wit...

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by adambrau
Sat Aug 11, 2018 11:13 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Why does Emirates even serve alcohol to Dubai
Replies: 86
Views: 11185

Re: Why does Emirates even serve alcohol to Dubai

But this one is even better: I would hire the most capable attorneys, who in cases like this only charge a percentage of funds recovered (usually 33%) and go after the airline for lax enforcement of obviously strict laws and boarding her with a used single entry visa. Then the big money comes from ...

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by adambrau
Sat Aug 11, 2018 10:43 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Why does Emirates even serve alcohol to Dubai
Replies: 86
Views: 11185

Re: Why does Emirates even serve alcohol to Dubai

But this one is even better: I would hire the most capable attorneys, who in cases like this only charge a percentage of funds recovered (usually 33%) and go after the airline for lax enforcement of obviously strict laws and boarding her with a used single entry visa. Then the big money comes from ...

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by adambrau
Sat Aug 11, 2018 9:19 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Why does Emirates even serve alcohol to Dubai
Replies: 86
Views: 11185

Re: Why does Emirates even serve alcohol to Dubai

She got arrested because she argued with immigration and filmed them, not because she drank alcohol. UK media sure loves stories of Europeans getting locked up in Dubai Seems most likely. Tourist Visa's for British Passport holders are good for 30 days. You can leave and re-enter within the origina...

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by adambrau
Sat Aug 11, 2018 7:23 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Why does Emirates even serve alcohol to Dubai
Replies: 86
Views: 11185

Re: WHy does Emirates even serve alcohol to Dubai

The people trying to place blame on Emirates for missing the visa issue here are themselves missing the point - the airlines do visa checks so they avoid the fines issued by countries to airlines bringing in ineligible visitors. Airlines are not responsible to passengers for their visas. Not in any...

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by adambrau
Sat Aug 11, 2018 5:24 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Why does Emirates even serve alcohol to Dubai
Replies: 86
Views: 11185

Re: WHy does Emirates even serve alcohol to Dubai

The people trying to place blame on Emirates for missing the visa issue here are themselves missing the point - the airlines do visa checks so they avoid the fines issued by countries to airlines bringing in ineligible visitors. Airlines are not responsible to passengers for their visas. Not in any...

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by adambrau
Sat Aug 11, 2018 1:09 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Why does Emirates even serve alcohol to Dubai
Replies: 86
Views: 11185

Re: WHy does Emirates even serve alcohol to Dubai

So typical of today's entitled generation. Do something wrong? Just blame them for catching you. Caused a scene? Yell gender or prejudice at every opportunity. But NEVER take responsibility for your actions. I am surprised she was allowed to board the carrier with an expired Visa tho. Just so I und...

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by adambrau
Sat Aug 11, 2018 12:41 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Why does Emirates even serve alcohol to Dubai
Replies: 86
Views: 11185

Re: WHy does Emirates even serve alcohol to Dubai

1) Isn't it the responsibility of the airline to make sure travel documents and visas are valid prior to passengers being issued a boarding pass? So on this point alone some EK rep screwed up and allowed the passenger to board with a used single entry visa. One strike against EK. 2) I am guessing th...

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by adambrau
Sun Aug 05, 2018 8:47 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why is United still operating 757's on transatlantic routes?
Replies: 152
Views: 30890

Re: United 757s

UA at any given time has both 777-200ERs and 767-300s out of service for Polaris cabin updates. This has caused shortage in the 777-200ER fleet, which is why there are the A models flying EWR-MAD, BCN etc..,. Need clarification. I just looked up EWR-MAD and is the UA seat map accurate? 2-4-2 in bus...

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by adambrau
Sun Aug 05, 2018 8:31 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: TATL Announcements for 2019
Replies: 206
Views: 30494

Re: TATL Announcements for 2019

Hoping that Delta finally starts ATL-HAM. If I am not mistaken HAM is the biggest city in the EU that Delta doesnt serve. Big potential they are not taking advantage of. DL used to fly ATL-HAM. I'm surprised at no BA PDX-LHR. Yes they served HAM 1989-1995 and 1998-2000, from ATL and also JFK from 1...

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by adambrau
Fri Aug 03, 2018 12:47 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Airlines Heathrow Hub?
Replies: 45
Views: 9243

Re: United Airlines Heathrow Hub?

Were the LHR-->AMS/BRU services served by the longhaul widebodies inbound from the States or were they stand alone narrowbody planes. 763's or 777's from the USA depending on reasons unknown by me. I often flew JFK/EWR - LHR - AMS and often there ewer only 20 pax on the LHR-AMS tags. A couple of ti...

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by adambrau
Fri Aug 03, 2018 12:37 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Airlines Heathrow Hub?
Replies: 45
Views: 9243

Re: United Airlines Heathrow Hub?

Your right to a degree but it was LAX and not SFO. The 763 was indeed used on the HKG-DEL route and sat on the tarmac all day in HKG before heading back to DEL. Thanks for that good catch & proper correction, now that I think about it I am remembering LAX, my bad. Are you saying that the 744 ne...

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by adambrau
Fri Aug 03, 2018 12:20 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA announces IAD-TLV
Replies: 118
Views: 16822

Re: UA announces IAD-TLV

Congratulations to UA on this new route to TLV. Just as a note I have a friend who works for the UN in Jerusalem and when he flew over to the States for a conference in Princeton he selected UA over LY. There is a lot of government and contractor and tech business flowing between the USA and Israel,...

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by adambrau
Thu Aug 02, 2018 5:37 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Airlines Heathrow Hub?
Replies: 45
Views: 9243

Re: United Airlines Heathrow Hub?

zrs70 wrote:
I believe UA flew LHR-HKG for a while as part of the RTW flight.


You are right although it was via DEL and done twice. There was a service 763 LHR-DEL-HKG and then a service LHR-DEL 763 and the DEL-HKG on 744. Those were the glory days!

Adam

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by adambrau
Wed Aug 01, 2018 4:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ryanair Evacuation at BCN
Replies: 34
Views: 6621

Re: RYANAIR Evacuation at BCN

rbavfan wrote:
HPAEAA wrote:
SkyflyerYYZ wrote:
Never have heard this on any flight I've been on internationally. Must be an FAA rule only?

I've not heard it on other US Carriers, might be a UA specific policy.


Probably just one FA noted it. Have not heard of a charging limit during T-O


No it's on every UA flight.

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by adambrau
Wed Aug 01, 2018 3:43 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Gay couple allegedly bumped for straight couple...
Replies: 344
Views: 30109

Re: Gay couple allegedly bumped for straight couple...

Normally cabin crew are very LGBTQ friendly on most airlines I've travelled on. Clearly there was some mixup that was badly handled by AS. No one wins in a 'celebrity' confrontation and getting told to move back to coach or offload is a situation which leads to trouble. As a UA GS flyer and a UA fly...

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by adambrau
Tue Jul 31, 2018 11:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ryanair Evacuation at BCN
Replies: 34
Views: 6621

Re: RYANAIR Evacuation at BCN

I don't know Ryanair policies but United always announces, prior to departing the gate for taxi and takeoff, as well as for arrival, to make sure all personal hand held devices are unplugged from charging.

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by adambrau
Thu Jul 26, 2018 2:46 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Dua Lipa Criticizes United Flight Attendant on Twitter Over Response to Sister's Nut Allergy
Replies: 168
Views: 12999

Re: Dua Lipa Criticizes United Flight Attendant on Twitter Over Response to Sister's Nut Allergy

If Dua Lipa is doing so well, her sister should be flying private. Womp womp. You fly a commercial carrier you are the same as everyone else. And obviously these people are so oblivious to reality that they choose to fly United. Dumb relative of celebrity strikes again.

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by adambrau
Sat Jul 07, 2018 1:14 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: What are driving some routes ?
Replies: 32
Views: 3683

Re: What are driving some routes ?

On the SR 111 episode of Mayday/ACI, they referred to the flight as the “UN Shuttle.” I worked part time for SR at JFK stArting the summer of 1998 for 2 years. About 3 months into the job we suffered the loss of SR111 and while it was a life experience that is not relevant to this conversation. The...

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by adambrau
Sun Jul 01, 2018 1:43 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United and the new LaGuardia
Replies: 62
Views: 12666

Re: United and the NEW LaGuardia

PEK777 wrote:
They will continue to operate only erj135's as they do in any market from ABQ to YYZ. For prestige purposes only, they will operate the LA and SFO transcons on their flagship crj200's with 2 first class seats, reserved for entitled UA employees only.


Way to kill the vibe dude.

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by adambrau
Sat Jun 23, 2018 8:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Potential new US routes from YYZ and YVR?
Replies: 21
Views: 3512

Re: Potential new US routes from YYZ and YVR?

United YVR to EWR United nonstop. I prefer to fly all UA metal, but my last trip YVR-SFO-EWR took 20 hours due to a misconnect in SFO and then a subsequently lengthy delay SFO - EWR. UA flies it seasonally in spring and summer often twice a day. Thanks to Dolphin and other responders! I would fly A...

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by adambrau
Sat Jun 23, 2018 12:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Potential new US routes from YYZ and YVR?
Replies: 21
Views: 3512

Re: Potential new US routes from YYZ and YVR?

United YVR to EWR United nonstop. I prefer to fly all UA metal, but my last trip YVR-SFO-EWR took 20 hours due to a misconnect in SFO and then a subsequently lengthy delay SFO - EWR.

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by adambrau
Thu Jun 21, 2018 7:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why did DL/UA cut NRT-JFK-NRT?
Replies: 115
Views: 17301

Re: Why did DL/UA cut NRT-JFK-NRT?

EWR and UA was way after Nothing to do with JFK NRT UA cut this route as part of survival mode JFK was like a hublet (along with SEA and MIA) and UA became a strict hub and spoke airline as they shrunk. CO and EWR came later. Delta is clearly lost in the Pacific, which is ironic because this positi...

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by adambrau
Mon Jun 18, 2018 9:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The Problem With United FAs. Even I'm Fuming At This!
Replies: 240
Views: 70745

Re: THE Problem With United FAs. Even I'm Fuming At This!

United recently switched the Moscow Mule with Old Fashioned as it's signature domestic cocktail. A month ago I asked if the flight attendant could look around and see if there wasn't one more Moscow Mule rattling around in the beverage cart. She laughed and went to look but came back and said unfort...

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by adambrau
Mon Jun 18, 2018 2:09 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Nastiest feud in the airline industry - New York-Milan
Replies: 43
Views: 9024

Re: Nastiest feud in the airline industry - New York-Milan

There’s no ‘feud’ - it’s EK’s market big time , the others are way behind Based on what? Remember that because this flight doesn't touch Dubai they don't take profit from cheap fuel prices like they do in Dubai. An aircraft can only land if the fuel tanks are nearly empty, so for the flight to New ...

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by adambrau
Sat Jun 16, 2018 2:08 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta to cut Seattle-Hong Kong, announces Seattle-Osaka
Replies: 308
Views: 31005

Re: Delta to cut Seattle-Hong Kong, announces Seattle-Osaka

Why was DL late to the game in establishing SkyTeam in Asia and therefore stuck with leftover, third rate partners? In terms of own metal, AA was the latest of the US3 to Asia. When Delta merged with NW it was unfortunately around the time the NRT hub was starting to get overflown, and the cost of ...

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by adambrau
Fri Jun 15, 2018 2:04 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta to cut Seattle-Hong Kong, announces Seattle-Osaka
Replies: 308
Views: 31005

Re: Delta to cut Seattle-Hong Kong, announces Seattle-Osaka

Always sad when a US carrier drops int'l service and Hongkong is a big int'l city to pull out of. Despite the rivalry between the US3, I feel it is never a win when one of them drops a major city from their flight map. But reading through this thread it seems like Y fares were trash and J fares hard...

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by adambrau
Sun May 27, 2018 10:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A310 - too early?
Replies: 72
Views: 13877

Re: A310 - too early?

I flew a PA A310 BRU-LHR and then connected onto JFK on a PA747 in the summer of 1989. Was getting toward the later years of PA and the A310 was definitely a nicer ride than the 747's which were in bad shape by then. I liked the 'stubby' look of the A310, but obviously it wasn't a great seller it so...

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by adambrau
Mon May 21, 2018 8:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: FA attention question
Replies: 72
Views: 7991

Re: FA attention question

If it was a company issued device, he/she may have been looking at elites who's upgrades didn't clear, whether they had super elites on board, maybe other SSR's for pax and so on. I don't know the policy of various companies but there is no proof that this FA was using the device for personal reason...

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by adambrau
Mon May 21, 2018 5:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta opens pop-up lounge for middle-seat passengers in Boston
Replies: 43
Views: 9942

Re: Delta opens pop-up lounge for middle-seat passengers in Boston

Actually this is a very cool and creative marketing idea. I don't even fly Delta ever but I wish my go-to (United) was half as creative. And one Coca-Cola is not going to kill anyone. It's almost no wonder airline service standards are at rock bottom because you try to do something nice for the pass...

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by adambrau
Fri May 18, 2018 7:11 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA 767's and transpac
Replies: 19
Views: 2283

Re: UA 767's and transpac

UA did operate a 763 LHR - DEL - HKG and vv in the late 1990's as part of their RTW service, though technically not a Trans-Pacific flight.

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by adambrau
Tue May 15, 2018 8:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Leaked Sneak Peek: United New Uniforms
Replies: 41
Views: 14668

Re: Leaked Sneak Peek: United New Uniforms

These are hideous in design. Hard to tell comfort-wise if this is an improvement. Let's hope not the final designs, as United says.

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by adambrau
Fri May 11, 2018 11:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: U.S., UAE strike deal resolving contentious airline spat
Replies: 44
Views: 7656

Re: U.S., Emirates strike deal resolving contentious airline spat

berari wrote:
It's ok, ME3 will buy airlines in Europe and compete with US3 across the Atlantic.


Well that hasn't been a huge success thus far, if we look at the examples of Air Berlin or Alitalia. But I suppose Air France might become a good candidate ;)

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by adambrau
Wed May 09, 2018 2:56 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA to Initially Base 787-10 at EWR
Replies: 75
Views: 3654

Re: UA to Initially Base 787-10 at EWR

Is there a seat map for the 787-10? If it ends up being less premium than the Polaris 777-200ER then it may make sense to put it on routes like EWR-MXP/FCO if it's more premium heavy I can see it doing LHR and BRU. I have a pic but don’t know how to put it here from iPad .. configuration is 44/21/2...

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by adambrau
Wed May 09, 2018 1:21 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Westjet New Livery
Replies: 17
Views: 3186

Re: Westjet New Livery

Obviously subjective but I love the new livery - great job!

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by adambrau
Tue May 08, 2018 4:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA to Initially Base 787-10 at EWR
Replies: 75
Views: 3654

Re: UA to Initially Base 787-10 at EWR

Bricktop wrote:
EWR-CDG is a 757 or a 767 at different times of the year. A 78X is overkill there.


The earlier departure to CDG is currently a 772.

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by adambrau
Sun May 06, 2018 3:37 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Is Airbus struggling with John Leahy gone?
Replies: 29
Views: 5840

Re: Is Airbus struggling with John Leahy gone?

I have flown the A380 in F on TG and Lufthansa, and in J on several other airlines. Indeed it is a technological marvel and an amazingly quiet aircraft. Having said that I go out of my way to avoid them because I find the A380 to be amongst the ugliest commercial aircraft ever produced. Rational, n...

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by adambrau
Sun May 06, 2018 2:12 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: UA's domestic 777 vs DC-10
Replies: 36
Views: 4848

Re: UA's domestic 777 vs DC-10

In the early '90's I flew YVR - ORD on the DC-10 and then I think onto LGA. It was an awesome ride and as I need to fly to YVR next week the best option on UA is a 752 to SFO and connection to Airbus. Or fly AC or CX. But as a GS on UA I need to fly UA ;)

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by adambrau
Sun Apr 29, 2018 10:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The Pacific market becoming UA's Achilles heel, esp in comparison with AA and DL?
Replies: 76
Views: 13958

Re: The Pacific market becoming UA's Achilles heel, esp in comparison with AA and DL?

Where the heck is the thread going? The thread title is stated at the top and capped by a question mark. Hence it is a discussion. It's clearly hypothetical - will the Pacific be United's Achilles' Heel because it flies more of its metal (currently) from the USA to Asia than AA and DL combined. Not...

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by adambrau
Sun Apr 29, 2018 9:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The Pacific market becoming UA's Achilles heel, esp in comparison with AA and DL?
Replies: 76
Views: 13958

Re: The Pacific market becoming UA's Achilles heel, esp in comparison with AA and DL?

Literally none of what you said is accurate.. It is 100% accurate. You, in your typical style, are taking everything out of context. "Relatively few flights" compared to whom? They have the second highest number of flights of any US carrier, second highest number of destinations served no...

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by adambrau
Sun Apr 29, 2018 4:18 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The Pacific market becoming UA's Achilles heel, esp in comparison with AA and DL?
Replies: 76
Views: 13958

Re: The Pacific market becoming UA's Achilles heel, esp in comparison with AA and DL?

When will the new SEA Int'l arrival/departure terminal be ready? Shouldn't that allow bigger aircraft to fly from that Delta Hub? Bigger than the 747's currently flying from there? I was juist under the impression that DL had dialed down SEA as an int'l hub until capacity was increased with the new...

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by adambrau
Sun Apr 29, 2018 3:59 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The Pacific market becoming UA's Achilles heel, esp in comparison with AA and DL?
Replies: 76
Views: 13958

Re: The Pacific market becoming UA's Achilles heel, esp in comparison with AA and DL?

Hong Kong is a premium-heavy destination where many travelers have high expectations. An airline like DL that thinks it's okay to put olives in a vodka gimlet to save money on limes is not likely to do well with travelers who expect premium service. They're better off letting Korean operate their f...

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by adambrau
Sat Apr 28, 2018 5:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus Cuts Production Plans for A330 Jet
Replies: 229
Views: 28384

Re: Airbus Cuts Production Plans for A330 Jet

Boeing could well be delivering more Dreamliners per year than all (3) Airbus WB programs put together. That’s very necessary for Boeing because the 787 is all they have as a passenger widebody for the next few years. Geoff I think it's fair to point out that Boeing is producing 3 versions of the 7...

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by adambrau
Sat Apr 28, 2018 5:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates starts storing the A380
Replies: 125
Views: 40415

Re: Emirates starts storing the A380

I arrived int EWR from FRA on United on Monday and while I didn't make a count there seemed to be at least 8-10 wide bodies (mostly 763/4 but a few 772's) and I thought that was unusual. Time was around 145pm EST when I would have thought most would be in-bound from Europe, but maybe they had alread...

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by adambrau
Fri Apr 27, 2018 10:22 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The Pacific market becoming UA's Achilles heel, esp in comparison with AA and DL?
Replies: 76
Views: 13958

Re: The Pacific market becoming UA's Achilles heel, esp in comparison with AA and DL?

The release of Q1 financial results for AA, DL and UA recently told very different stories concerning how the Pacific market performed, as shown by the charts below (culled from their respective Q1 reports) Whether in PRASM or in yield, the Pacific market strikes the eye in the negative for UA, esp...

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