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by klwright69
Sun Jun 04, 2017 2:10 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA suspends CCS (Caracas) effective 7/1
Replies: 180
Views: 25816

Re: UA suspends CCS (Caracas) effective 7/1

Well once the nation recovers or there is serious change, they will have to let back in airlines that left the way I see it. The problem is when that'll be. They can't be isolated forever. It is telling how bad things are when UA leaves. UA is a stalwart to Latin America from the USA, and has always...

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by klwright69
Sat Jun 03, 2017 8:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA suspends CCS (Caracas) effective 7/1
Replies: 180
Views: 25816

Re: UA suspends CCS (Caracas) effective 7/1

Yes, Saudi Arabia is a petro state, as are other countries like Qatar. But they are not in this same situation. This is not really about the oil. It is a sad day. UA and CO had long histories in the country. And the situation is not improving. That is the key. UA would stay if this were temporary. T...

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by klwright69
Sat Jun 03, 2017 4:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA suspends CCS (Caracas) effective 7/1
Replies: 180
Views: 25816

Re: UA suspends CCS (Caracas) effective 7/1

And conditions there are only getting worse. I wonder if DL will stay now.

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by klwright69
Sat Jun 03, 2017 4:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA suspends CCS (Caracas) effective 7/1
Replies: 180
Views: 25816

Re: UA suspends CCS (Caracas) effective 7/1

No. This is not a surprise. The flight only goes sometimes with 30 or 40 people. The flight is daily now. The flight was a 757 recently. Then switched to a 737 with a stop in CCS.
But the government has said any airline dropping CCS during the crisis will never come back.

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by klwright69
Wed May 31, 2017 6:50 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA Rebrand: Will this happen anytime soon?
Replies: 93
Views: 16437

Re: UA Rebrand: Will this happen anytime soon?

Yes, of course a new livery will come in the long term. My economics teacher always told us that "in the long term we're all dead." Many people have already forgotten the tulip, forgotten TWA, forgotten the meatball, etc. But I know this is all just fun and games. There are people working ...

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by klwright69
Tue May 30, 2017 7:43 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA Rebrand: Will this happen anytime soon?
Replies: 93
Views: 16437

Re: UA Rebrand: Will this happen anytime soon?

Hmm. I was actually just thinking we haven't had a good bring back the tulip thread in a long time. Anyway, I think we'll have the globe for awhile longer.

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by klwright69
Sun May 28, 2017 7:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA Plans LAX Push in Comeback Effort
Replies: 226
Views: 58492

Re: UA Plans LAX Push in Comeback Effort

Does anyone else in the media still writing that UA should dehub LAX? Or is it just Adam Levin Weinberg?

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by klwright69
Sun May 28, 2017 3:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: OAG Changes 5/28/2017: CA Drops LAXSZX, DL SLC-LHR Cut, J1 Adds ALB-PIT/JL/OR/HU/HY
Replies: 99
Views: 14575

Re: OAG Changes 5/28/2017: CA Drops LAXSZX, DL SLC-LHR Cut, J1 Adds ALB-PIT/JL/OR/HU/HY

Interesting UA's CLE-MCO will go less than daily. Not a good sign for a long time point to point route.

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by klwright69
Sun May 28, 2017 3:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA Plans LAX Push in Comeback Effort
Replies: 226
Views: 58492

Re: UA Plans LAX Push in Comeback Effort

https://www.fool.com/investing/2017/05/ ... no-se.aspx

The Motley Fool's airline writer is at it again. He's advocating UA dumps LAX and IAD hubs. He's written about this before.
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Oh dear, here we go again...

https://www.fool.com/investing/2017/05/ ... no-se.aspx

The Motley Fool's airline writer is at it again. He's advocating UA dumps LAX and IAD hubs. He's written about this before.

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by klwright69
Sun May 28, 2017 3:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Talks between United and MWAA on IAD terminal improvements are "Intensifying"
Replies: 62
Views: 8052

Re: Talks between United and MWAA on IAD terminal improvements are "Intensifying"

I know bashing the UA facilities at IAD has been a past time here on this site. I remember 2 years ago I made a connection from LH to UA in IAD. It was my first time there. The facility was not memorable. It was not great. But it was very uncrowded and pleasant to use. Concessions were limited. The ...

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by klwright69
Sat May 27, 2017 4:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta back to New York JFK - Moscow SVO?
Replies: 17
Views: 5278

Re: Delta back to New York JFK - Moscow SVO?

I really don't know. But I was under the impression that route just went seasonal. I never thought it was totally gone.

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by klwright69
Sat May 27, 2017 6:31 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA Plans LAX Push in Comeback Effort
Replies: 226
Views: 58492

Re: UA Plans LAX Push in Comeback Effort

How could UA remind you of TW? TW was a dying company. That's a poor comparison.

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by klwright69
Thu May 25, 2017 7:13 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Accidents that changed aviation
Replies: 118
Views: 15374

Re: Accidents that changed aviation

All great examples. With fatal accidents being so rare now, I am surprised few have discussed the most recent accidents at more length. Egypt Air in the Mediterranean. FlyDubai in Rostov on Don Air France 447 Air Asia Express Continental Express in BUF. I forgot.... The accident where the Brazilian ...

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by klwright69
Mon May 22, 2017 3:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Should UA start its own EWR-DXB nonstop?
Replies: 26
Views: 5800

Re: Should UA start its own EWR-DXB nonstop?

"The tag to DOH couldn't save the route." Hahaha. Ever been to Doha? I have. It's small and sleepy. However it's lovely I might also add. The UA flight attendants I met told me they would carry 25 people to DOH on that 777. But others have said that a client wanted the route. It must have ...

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by klwright69
Sun May 21, 2017 6:20 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United working to replace P.S. with "United Coast"
Replies: 93
Views: 19984

Re: United working to replace P.S. with "United Coast"

Well, they really needed to dump the term "premium." It's overused. McDonalds now serves premium chicken sandwiches. At Wal Mart they sell premium bread. Premium bagels, too.

You get the idea.

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by klwright69
Sat May 20, 2017 5:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United working to replace P.S. with "United Coast"
Replies: 93
Views: 19984

Re: United working to replace P.S. with "United Coast"

I don't think it's a bad name at all.
To me, PS goes at the end of a letter.

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by klwright69
Sat May 20, 2017 4:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Conviasa grounds all flights
Replies: 71
Views: 14815

Re: Conviasa grounds all flights

Do AA and DL overnight crews in CCS?

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by klwright69
Sat May 20, 2017 1:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Conviasa grounds all flights
Replies: 71
Views: 14815

Re: Conviasa grounds all flights

And, I have also heard that no US carrier currently flying into CCS will likely ever drop CCS. I recall Hugo Chavez saying that any airline dropping Venezuela in the crisis will never be allowed to return. Of course Maduro would follow this.

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by klwright69
Sat May 20, 2017 12:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Syrian Air to acquire A340-300
Replies: 110
Views: 27129

Re: Syrian Air to acquire A340-300

But a Syrian acquaintance has told me that Syrian has recently stopped serving Saudi Arabia. He wasn't sure about DOH, BAH or the UAE. The Syrian regime is not on great terms with Saudi Arabia.

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by klwright69
Sat May 20, 2017 12:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United working to replace P.S. with "United Coast"
Replies: 93
Views: 19984

Re: United working to replace P.S. with "United Coast"

Not long ago on flyertalk there was a thread asserting that the PS brand was going away. I figured somebody here would eventually pick up on that. Also more pmCO 757's with the BusinessFirst seating have been freed up recently. BFS was cut. IAD-MAN was cut. Also CCS lost the 757 with the configurati...

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by klwright69
Sat May 20, 2017 6:02 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA Plans LAX Push in Comeback Effort
Replies: 226
Views: 58492

Re: UA Plans LAX Push in Comeback Effort

A new international route from LAX. Hmm.
I am guessing it might be another southern hemisphere route.
EWR-EZE was just announced. Summer of 2018 is a year away.
The time to announce a new long haul route for the winter is now.

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by klwright69
Fri May 19, 2017 4:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA Plans LAX Push in Comeback Effort
Replies: 226
Views: 58492

Re: UA Plans LAX Push in Comeback Effort

Does anybody know what this new route is going to be? Is it certain or rumor?

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by klwright69
Wed May 17, 2017 9:16 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA 70 EWR-AMS returning to EWR
Replies: 4
Views: 1883

Re: UA 70 EWR-AMS returning to EWR

Flight 70 is in the air now. It's 8 hours behind schedule.

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by klwright69
Tue May 16, 2017 3:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United's future International Expansion
Replies: 101
Views: 18214

Re: United's future International Expansion

HAM is only seasonal from EWR. If it fails from EWR, it's history. It will not be from another hub.

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by klwright69
Mon May 15, 2017 12:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United's future International Expansion
Replies: 101
Views: 18214

Re: United's future International Expansion

When evaluation more India service, I doubt AI will scare off UA.

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by klwright69
Sun May 14, 2017 9:22 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United's future International Expansion
Replies: 101
Views: 18214

Re: United's future International Expansion

Someone suggested new routes to Venezuela.
In a different world, maybe. But not in this one.
Routes from LAX to Europe or Latin America might undermine currents routes in place through other hubs. But you never know.

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by klwright69
Sat May 13, 2017 5:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United's future International Expansion
Replies: 101
Views: 18214

Re: United's future International Expansion

I kind of doubt UA will return to DENLHR.
What about more Spain and Portugal routes from other hubs?

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by klwright69
Fri May 12, 2017 4:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United's future International Expansion
Replies: 101
Views: 18214

Re: United's future International Expansion

No one has mentioned UA opening another gateway to India. Say SFO?

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by klwright69
Fri May 12, 2017 12:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: How is UA doing with its deep China flights?
Replies: 21
Views: 5479

Re: How is UA doing with its deep China flights?

It seems if you just look at the seat map on a given day, CTU seems to have more traffic than HGH. XIY is seasonal so it's hard to compare. Just counting full seats says nothing about other factors such as fares.

If the flights receive subsidies, it doesn't matter very much.

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by klwright69
Fri May 12, 2017 7:48 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United's future International Expansion
Replies: 101
Views: 18214

Re: United's future International Expansion

UA is still in ARN seasonally. Only OSL was dropped. I certainly think a seasonal flight from LAX to AKL or TLV might work (AKL for northern winter and TLV for the northern summer). CO and now UA have always done well in TLV especially. Last I heard Nigeria is still the largest economy in Africa. LO...

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by klwright69
Sat May 06, 2017 5:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United applies for additional Havana frequencies
Replies: 21
Views: 4355

Re: United applies for additional Havana frequencies

It is ironic that so soon after the market opens up, the marginal players have come and gone in a hurry, while the big players are coming right in and expanding without hesitation. What were they thinking? I am surprised by the negativity here by saying this route is not viable. UA is making a place...

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by klwright69
Sat May 06, 2017 3:05 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United applies for additional Havana frequencies
Replies: 21
Views: 4355

Re: United applies for additional Havana frequencies

I am not surprised by this. A weekly flight hardly seems worth it. And now with competitors leaving, it seems perfectly logical.

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by klwright69
Thu May 04, 2017 11:25 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA to relaunch EWR-EZE
Replies: 42
Views: 8697

Re: UA to relaunch EWR-EZE

"UA has operated NYC-EZE for a long time." The way this is worded suggests UA is still in the market. It would be more correct to say that: "UA has been in this market in different periods of time in the past." This is a big deal. United has not opened a new long haul route for s...

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by klwright69
Wed May 03, 2017 3:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Jeddah Terminal opening in Summer 2018, impact on SV?
Replies: 14
Views: 3352

Re: New Jeddah Terminal opening in Summer 2018, impact on SV?

Oh, I didn't know an SV employee was on here. :) :) SV is not bad at all. I did have a bad experience one time, it got pretty wild in a bizarre situation. I gave them another chance. But I am still a customer. :) SV is really nice on North American flights. I don't think SV wants to be a real big pl...

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by klwright69
Wed May 03, 2017 3:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA to relaunch EWR-EZE
Replies: 42
Views: 8697

Re: UA to relaunch EWR-EZE

Oh dear JFK vs EWR. Here we go again. I remember when UA ran this route after the merger, after it was moved from IAD. The flight was often delayed 8 hours or more, or cancelled. Now that things are better, let's hope it does well. UA is doing well in EZE. IAH flights are 777 equipment. This is not ...

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by klwright69
Wed May 03, 2017 11:28 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Jeddah Terminal opening in Summer 2018, impact on SV?
Replies: 14
Views: 3352

Re: New Jeddah Airport opening in Summer 2018, impact on SV?

Nice pictures. There is a new terminal open in RUH and it's also very nice. Speaking as one who has used the JED airport many times. The rest of the world has no idea how bad the current setup is. It's a real mess. It's a national disgrace the current JED airport, an airport unfit for a wealthy coun...

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by klwright69
Mon May 01, 2017 2:12 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: OAG Changes 4/30/2017: DL Closes BGI, QR Delays LAS, 3M Drops RSW-NAS
Replies: 69
Views: 11720

Re: OAG Changes 4/30/2017: DL Closes BGI, QR Delays LAS, 3M Drops RSW-NAS

I believe CO flew to BGI at one time. Maybe it was UA. It didn't last with them either.

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by klwright69
Sat Apr 29, 2017 8:59 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United ends Interline Agreements with 5 Mideast Airlines
Replies: 57
Views: 12367

Re: United ends Interline Agreements with 5 Mideast Airlines

Yes, EY means union. But I know a lot of Arabic, but when I hear Etihad I always think United, so you are both kind of correct. I know a lot of Arabic but not fluent by a stretch. To me this is non news. These airlines are already in other alliances anyway. SV goes to IAD, LAX, and JFK. We know JFK ...

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by klwright69
Fri Apr 28, 2017 4:06 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Scott Kirby: Leaving New York’s JFK ‘Was the Wrong Decision’
Replies: 152
Views: 28556

Re: Scott Kirby: Leaving New York’s JFK ‘Was the Wrong Decision’

Someone posted that UA can't be a major player in the NYC area without JFK. Well that is just laughable. They are a major player, possibly the leading player. But I wonder if they should have some flights out of JFK.

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by klwright69
Sun Apr 23, 2017 4:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Airlines flight 48 EWR/BOM 3 non-working lavs for 14 hour flight
Replies: 66
Views: 14533

Re: United Airlines flight 48 EWR/BOM 3 non-working lavs for 14 hour flight

6 years ago I took EY from JFK to AUH. The flight was only 1/2 full. About 1/2 the economy lavs were inoperable. This is not as rare as you think. Don't ask me why, I certainly didn't ask the crew.

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by klwright69
Sun Apr 23, 2017 11:46 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: OAG Changes 4/23/2017:DL BOS Expansion AUS/BUF/JAX/MCI/ORF
Replies: 112
Views: 15539

Re: OAG Changes 4/23/2017:DL BOS Expansion AUS/BUF/JAX/MCI/ORF

Well, regarding UA building up LGA-IAD. We knew the slots for RDU came from somewhere. Nothing was cut to start RDU. UA has said they want to boost the NYC area profile.

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by klwright69
Sat Apr 22, 2017 6:53 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: ATW says drop UA rebrand as CO
Replies: 134
Views: 20937

Re: ATW says drop UA rebrand as CO

Again, MH is still around despite their experience with multiple catastrophes that can't compare to this fiasco. But I am already seeing more news stories about people getting bumped and their problems, stories that would never make the news before. This has an effect on more than just UA. You are a...

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by klwright69
Fri Apr 21, 2017 5:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Scott Kirby: Leaving New York’s JFK ‘Was the Wrong Decision’
Replies: 152
Views: 28556

Re: Scott Kirby: Leaving New York’s JFK ‘Was the Wrong Decision’

I mean if leaving JFK was a mistake, they can always go back. I fail to see the point. So now what?

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by klwright69
Fri Apr 21, 2017 4:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Scott Kirby: Leaving New York’s JFK ‘Was the Wrong Decision’
Replies: 152
Views: 28556

Re: Scott Kirby: Leaving New York’s JFK ‘Was the Wrong Decision’

Is there a chance would would return to JFK?

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by klwright69
Fri Apr 21, 2017 2:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: ATW says drop UA rebrand as CO
Replies: 134
Views: 20937

Re: ATW says drop UA rebrand as CO

Remember this forum is not the traveling public. The road warriors are also in a different class. Then there are people that still think NW, CO, USAir, America West are still in business. A couple years ago I met a friend that I don't see very often. She is a savy traveler. She didn't know CO was no...

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by klwright69
Fri Apr 21, 2017 1:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Scott Kirby: Leaving New York’s JFK ‘Was the Wrong Decision’
Replies: 152
Views: 28556

Re: Scott Kirby: Leaving New York’s JFK ‘Was the Wrong Decision’

Of course not everyone was going to follow them to EWR. I thought that not having all premium seats on SFO/LAX to EWR was just real dumb, while they had it to JFK. Real dumb.
I questioned if they couldn't maintain both.

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by klwright69
Fri Apr 21, 2017 5:23 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: ATW says drop UA rebrand as CO
Replies: 134
Views: 20937

Re: ATW says drop UA rebrand as CO

No one is downplaying this incident. It is certainly bad for United and the industry was a whole. Who would think otherwise? But neither the Tulip or the Continental name are returning. The airline of the Tulip ain't around anymore. Neither is Continental. It is what it is. Lots of people here are t...

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