How is IAH doing as a UA hub? I would assume it's doing very well and that they're comfortable with how it is right now. IAH remains their primary Latin American gateway and also has flights to AMS, FRA, MUN, and LHR in Europe; NRT in Asia and SYD in Australia. 550 +/- flights seems like a very hea...Jump to post
I flew on DEN-LHR-DEN this summer and had London based flight attendants and LAX based pilots. Sounds about right. Just to clarify something all UA pilots are US based, the only international bases are for F/As. Thank you for clarifying that. GUM is a pilot base and for those who don't know, Guam i...Jump to post
319: N826UA sked to exit LCQ 2749/18Oct in new 12F config. 738: N36272 sked to enter AMA 2751/17Oct for new livery Any possibility of one of these 738s going in for the Star Wars livery one day? Presuming timing with the movie release best guess is late November/early December. Given it will be a 7...Jump to post
For US Carriers: A&P License with experience Fleet type gen-fam with fleet specific engine type Airline run/taxi training (Classroom, touch panel, simulator) Check out ride (simulator, live aircraft) That's pretty accurate for my former carrier. However, I do recall a couple of incidents that c...Jump to post
Does anyone know when UA will start reconfiguring the first of the 19 737-700’s they are getting off lease from WN? WN has pulled at least two of these from service—N7701B and N7714B. Asked this very same question a day or two ago to one of my sources. The answer was that the conversion is months a...Jump to post
There are a slew of jaw-dropping allegations in this AP article on Ethiopian's culture and maintenance record. The following are just a few: [list] [*]The carrier went into the maintenance records on a Boeing 737 Max jet a day after it crashed this year. I'm not sure what impact these will have on ...Jump to post
Is it true DY is not bringing back DEN-CDG next year? If so, DEN needs to be actively recruiting AF to replace it. AF and TK I feel are the lowest hanging fruits long haul wise for DEN right now. DEN-CDG is a popular rumor amongst my old UA comrades. While I hope it comes to fruition, I'll believe ...Jump to post
Maybe a FA can chime in, but my understanding is that “load” flight attendant positions were eliminated long ago, such that staffing is 3 for A319/320/73G and 4 for 738/739, except for special circumstances. Do Hawaii turns get an extra position? Had a flight on a UA 739 just a few weeks ago with 5...Jump to post
The Lycoming 540 (flat 6 cyl) had enjoyed great popularity and continues to be advanced. (https://www.lycoming.com/engines/ie2) The Lycoming 720 (flat 8cyl) was an evolution of that engine, featuring the same bore and stroke. It's rated at 400bhp, but has been applied in aircraft where it exceeded ...Jump to post
Silver1SWA wrote:jetmatt777 wrote:
It can runaway like any other golf cart, something falling onto the gas pedal.
Looks like a case of water on the gas pedal. Whoops.
I flew with them to Edinburgh, 757 as previously mentioned. Memorable flight. I got stuck on the runway in Atlanta for about 2 hours, got into EWR very late, I assumed I missed the flight, especially when I got to the boarding area, two attendants were at the gate, and there wasn't another human be...Jump to post
No. If a Southwest 737 has an emergency, a United 737 pilot (for example) absolutely canNOT fly it. The cockpits have completely different layouts and instrumentation, and the UA 737 pilot would be unfamiliar with SW's setup. It is physically impossible for anyone other than a Southwest 737 pilot t...Jump to post
A USAF pilot, flying as a passenger, was recruited to assist with landing a United flight when one of the pilots had a medical emergency a few years ago: https://www.cnn.com/2014/06/03/travel/737-emergency-pilot/index.html I think the same thing would have happened had one of the passengers been a ...Jump to post
Military charters. You know, Omni's primary source of income... Yes. On at least two occasions, I've seen the young men (mostly) in the terminal at the southern most ticket counter for these flights. ALL with very short - that is, freshly trimmed - hair. Have passed through or to SEA fairly often i...Jump to post
So, if there's a peanut allergy on the plane everyone needs to be mindful of the allergic person, but if there's a dog allergy the passenger needs to deal with it. How does this make any sense? Mindful? I'm not sure what you mean in this context. That is, and more than once, I worked a flight in wh...Jump to post
cosyr wrote:STT757 wrote:Just order the ERJ-195E2 or A220 already.
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I think they will. I think they're just using that as a negotiating point with pilots now.
Aircraft changes coming for CLE-ATL very soon! Starting Saturday Delta will be swapping 3 of its daily ATL flights, that are typically MD-88/90, to Boeing 737-900 + 800 aircraft. Once the schedule is in full swing next week, the first 2 morning departures will operate with a Boeing 737-924ER, while...Jump to post
The 77W has a high wing loading and as a result is often not able to achieve high altitudes at similar flight stages as other aircraft. It may well be louder because its lower and therefore closer to you. Fred That's my thought, too. At heavy loads, the 77W will be at a lower - closer - cruise alti...Jump to post
Wowza, RDM has been adding a lot of service lately! Any plans to finally add jetways there? Weather in RDM is good enough and the walk from the airplane to the terminal isn’t that far, I’m not sure it’s worth the investment. I know the most recent terminal expansion was done to accommodate jetways,...Jump to post
Is there any talk of slots being re-implemented at EWR?Jump to post
...I am pretty sure United is going to be calling a lot of the shots here as they have a lot invested in the success of Avianca... no doubt they'll likely turn it around. They are the ones who removed Efromovich and would essentially own 51% of Avianca if it wasn't for the pilots contract. They ced...Jump to post
...I sometimes think of the pax who booked F not really caring, getting a 78X out (thinking WOW, this spectacular!) then on the return getting a 752 and (thinking WTF?) - probably rare but you get my point... ...Frankly I’d love 1 Stratocruiser a day! I had a ride upfront in a sCO 752 recently and ...Jump to post
...Perhaps the Mesa CRJ7 fleet will not to see the new livery? The 20 firmed E175s ordered at PAS19 are slated to arrive in Q2 2020, with deliveries continuing through the end of the year. They are very likely going to YV to replace their CRJ7s one-for-one. Which E175s are going to ExpressJet as 70...Jump to post
...How bad do you think this will really be? They seem to be giving a gloomy outlook about it. I'm booked to fly in and out during that time. Flying in I'm on UA on an 8am transcon from BWI. I figure that flight is fine, it's leaving too early for delays to start at SFO before its airborne. Coming ...Jump to post
HP69 wrote:This cancellation indicates a broader pullback in Asia for UA, IMO.
I had the honor and pleasure of spending time with Captain Haynes one on one several times over the years. One of the most genuine and humble men I have ever had the privilege of knowing. He shaped how I conduct myself as a professional Airline Pilot. RIP, Fair Winds and Blue Skies sir. Well said. ...Jump to post
I’d say if anything departures to the north out of SJC affect SFO arrivals more so, they have to climb pretty steep and or turn quite soon on climb out from my experience The turn isn’t any sooner than many other departures around the world, but it’s unusual in that it is 180 degrees. The climb out...Jump to post
Was the airline 'tankering' fuel, perhaps buying it from the origin airport in this flight as cheaper than the destination airport ? Having a high fuel load could mean a high MLW and having to burn fuel anyway. One has to wonder about the CRM in this case. Did the PIC overrule the procedure book, r...Jump to post
What the hell...seems a lil bit crazy, with "tons" of available and possilble RWY's below... https://avherald.com/h?article=4cbe8434&opt=0&fbclid=IwAR3_H0hJmG2V9tiduVljOUw_YzqdEqVkCUu81zy2mo6SNvJ-bOoRBqbp6j8 you're evaluating this airline in respect to a US carrier, And? Their CAA...Jump to post
1. With the last quarterly announcement, UA announced that they're acquiring 19 used 73Gs. All the new 737s on order are Max aircraft. At used prices, the 73Gs apparently make sense especially over a new fleet type. 2. UAL has spend a boatload of resources to improve the AIrbus' dispatch reliability...Jump to post
You do realize that this is exactly what they are trying to fix with not only the great hall overhaul, (which is taking 3x the amount of traffic it was designed for), but also the concourse refurbishments? The dining and shopping generate the revenue that helps pay for the operations of the airport...Jump to post
LAXdude1023 wrote:Just when you thought AAs work culture couldn’t get any more cuddly.
Tommo4828 wrote:Was that a flapless take off?
So he was held only because of being near the other dude? I don’t get it. If he wasn’t intoxicated and was being held because the Capt was, that’s some kind of backward crap right there. It is a bit of a head-scratcher, isn't it? But I suspect there's more to the story. The question is, will we eve...Jump to post
I think we are deep in 2020 already. What I heard most recently is that the FAA won't do anything until the EU certifies the plane as safe to provide political cover. Figure out when that will happen and you might know the answer. My guess is that the EU has deferred on a lot of this to the FAA so ...Jump to post
I can't believe how so many are bashing Tower for poor service. Do AA, UA, and DL offer good service today? While I didn't fly on Tower Air, I had a few relatives who did. The fares were cheap indeed, but the service wasn't necessarily even the same day (my mother has a great story about trying to ...Jump to post
According to AA.com the aircraft was 32 minutes late arriving into AUS and was at the gate for 52 minutes. That's not an unusual amount of time.
Is there any evidence that the water cannon salute was the cause of the delay? Again, the prior flight arrived late into AUS.
Your premised isn't entirely correct. That is, the 50 seats RJs aren't completely leaving the fleets for DL, UA and AA. IIRC, UA recently added CRJ2s and is adding converted CRJ7s in a new 50 seat configuration. I suspect that the trend for EAS is already being shown. You'll see more single engine t...Jump to post
De-icing and anti-icing fluids might be worth some investigation, too. Good luck.Jump to post
\Except maintaining ETOPS for aircraft isn't free. There's also the weight penalty. There are certainly examples where U.S. carriers have both ETOPS and non-ETOPS within the same fleet sub-type. Managing complexity is part of the deal with running a big carrier in the 21st century. Yet UA upgraded ...Jump to post
A few comments... Yes, WN served DEN/Stapleton in the early 80's - 1981 or '82 as I recall. Their service lasted about a year (I worked at DEN at the time). IMHO, WN's large presence at DEN today is the result of seizing an opportunity. F9 was still relatively new and unstable and not able to go hea...Jump to post
Aircraft B757-224 line number 3123 (N26123) has started being dismantled and prepared for aircraft salvage due to major structural damage. Engines and APU are in the process of being removed. Any salvageable parts are being kept once approved by engineering. The rest will be dismantled on site. Thi...Jump to post