Dreamflight767 wrote:Sorry, but at 4:38, is the pilot wearing a mask?
Makes sense - they have the balance sheet, the need and the empty gates to make a push to modernize / expand the concourses during this crisis. No mention of the rumored additional gate expansion beyond the 39 currently under construction. I wonder if DEN will lose or gain additional international ...Jump to post
And it's not just the perceived health risk, it's the fact that many businesses have and will cut travel expenses for a long time to come. Air travel will be dominated by leisure travel for a while. No doubt that some will. At least until their competitors seize the opportunity to do business in th...Jump to post
Thanks for sharing. Lots of red flags throughout starting with the 756 fleet question. 1.) Pretty much secure what we already knew that PW 757s are done, along with the 764s. Now what happens with the remaining 752s? And what about the 753s? Thanks for sharing. Lots of red flags throughout starting...Jump to post
Why not devise a ranking system based on safety then? i.e. pilots who have exhibited less safe practices in the past would be ranked towards the bottom of the list. OK, just how do you do this...? There's also other poor practices that don't compromise safety that could be taken into account. For e...Jump to post
A couple of thoughts regarding UAL pilot staffing: 1. UAL has steadfastly maintained that they won't offer early out retirement packages to their pilots as it's too expensive. Yet AA has done exactly that. Further, Scott Kelly has maintained that short-term furloughs are expensive, yet they're prepa...Jump to post
Is the threat of removing the 764s from the fleet a negotiating position? That is, the 764s pay wide body pay rates for the pilots, like the 787s and 777s, whereas the 763s pay only the same as the 753s; both are just a bit more than the 752s, 738s and 739s. So will UA argue that since the 763s pay ...Jump to post
I was equally surprised to see all 12 737-900s are stored at ROW. Personally, I don't think that's much of a surprise. There's a reason that hardly anybody bought the 737-900 and why Boeing came back with the -900ER. Those 12 airplanes are non-standard and performance limited compared to the rest o...Jump to post
The Whale killed by a microscopic virus. Among other factors of course... The real whales - the 747s - are still alive as the cargo versions are busy, in part due to the virus. I've never referred to the A380 as a whale - if forced into using a nickname, I'd call it Uncle Fester. B747 is the Queen ...Jump to post
United 767 are going to stay around a while, they are paid for and have new seats. They are efficient at flying to Europe with their new Polaris interiors from Newark and Chicago. Eventually UA may do what AA is doing and buy more 787-8 to replace the 767-300ER fleet. Early 777 could certainly be l...Jump to post
OzarkD9S wrote:The Whale killed by a microscopic virus. Among other factors of course...
https://thepointsguy.com/news/united-airlines-warns-staffing-cuts-to-come-as-it-slashes-may-flying-by-90/ "Plans to shrink its network by roughly 90% in May" “We expect to fly fewer people during the entire month of May than we did on a single day in May 2019.” “The challenging economic o...Jump to post
UA continues to use the CO numbers scheme on the 787 N numbers but the 77Ws are different. The 77Ws are N2XXXU...and sort of follow the pmUA numbering system with a nod to UA in the 70/80's and CO. For instance...N2331U which is ship number 2131 N - US (duh :) ) 2 - All pmUA 777s in UAs fleet four ...Jump to post
I was surprised to see this announced (pre-pandemic obviously). I didn’t know that much demand existed between DC and SEA to warrant a 364 seat WB. Perhaps it had something to do with Amazon ? 77H I would guess it's summer seasonal visitors more than business. Business travel doesn't have the same ...Jump to post
InnsbruckFlyer wrote:Was doing a dummy booking for EWR-SEA and found a routing via IAD which lists UA1964 (IAD-SEA) as a 777-200 on August 8th. Is this a one-off or what?
Probably for ground handling. I’ve seen delta mil charters operate off ANC when EDF AFB is like 3 miles away. Thanks for the reply. Still I wonder as I had flown a military charter from Biggs (BIF) years ago even though my airline had ops at ELP. It’s not totally mechanical (do we operate at ELP or...Jump to post
[twoid][/twoid] Considering the airports involved, that sure looks like a military charter to me, although why use ELP when BIggs AAF is just a few miles away (from ELP)? Probably for ground handling. I’ve seen delta mil charters operate off ANC when EDF AFB is like 3 miles away. Thanks for the repl...Jump to post
Considering the airports involved, that sure looks like a military charter to me, although why use ELP when BIggs AAF is just a few miles away (from ELP)?Jump to post
...Serious question, is there in UA's employment contract anything to stop them from immetating the ULCCs with reduced weekly frequency? For example, instead of dropping a route, say SFO-xxx & yyy, say fly one Mon & Fri, the other Tue & Sat and if yield justifies, add Sun to one? Lights...Jump to post
In researching other viral outbreaks - like the H1N1 in 2009 - the timeframe seems to last months, not years. However, the recovery won't be as swift as the collapse. For pilot furloughs to make sense, it's generally accepted that something near two years or more is needed to be cost effective. Ther...Jump to post
We used to see Contnental Micronesia (Air Mike) 727s in KUL (old airport) in the mid 90s... probably for checks, not scheduled flights, as they were usually parked up at the cargo apron or MH Hangar. bug Those were freighters. Air Mike had a contract with DHL for a few years and operated a freight ...Jump to post
UA444 wrote:Almost as if fuselage cracks have been a constant problem on the 737, both classic and NG.
Can you maintain currency with sim time alone? Could they have pilots come in and do a few touch and gos in a sim and be good for the month? If the sim is landings certified, in many cases, yes, it can be used for landings credit. Landings currency is based on a 90 day window (not a month), as I re...Jump to post
When I went to the Air Mike base in Guam (GUM)(1994?), NW had two 727s based there. NW also had a 747 flight to HNL every night in competition with Continental Micronesia's 2 DC-10s per night (so 21 GUM-HNL flights per week). That didn't last long as once the first BRAC was finalized, Guam lost much...Jump to post
Anyone have any ideas on the economy configuration for the Max 10? I’m thinking if they are going premium it could be 22/42/66, could it fit more? Furthermore do we see UA do a 24 domestic first class seats on the stand Max 10s or do they keep it the same as the -9? I believe that the UA739s all ha...Jump to post
That's correct, but the original Bass tail logo was a black ball (there was also minor use of a red ball). It was during the Lorenzo era that the tail logo changed from the black ball to the a red ball, also known as the meatball. So for many CO employees, the red ball / meatball is very symbolic o...Jump to post
The “meatball” was Saul Bass logo (same guy as the Tulip) it rolled out under Robert Six in 1968, the same era as CO first Pacific Ops. Frank was in his late 20s and not remotely involved. That's correct, but the original Bass tail logo was a black ball (there was also minor use of a red ball). It ...Jump to post
I always wondered why the wings of some ice proned birds could not not have electric heating elements on the wing surfaces like rear defrosters on vehicles do It's possible, but would require a lot of electrical power just as any heating element does (toaster, blow dryer, etc.). IOW, that would req...Jump to post
Hi - I read that Continental stopped using their 747's in 1978ish. But then, they appear again in the late 80s. Did they buy / lease them again, or obtain them from a merger? Does anyone know what routes the 747 flew from EWR? I'm assuming London Gatwick but were there others? :) Didn't they get a ...Jump to post
aemoreira1981 wrote:I would bet Emirates. A wild card could be JetBlue.
Used to shoot the NDB Rwy 30 at TAN (Taunton, MA) all the time during my instrument training, and even for my checkride back in the early 2000's. Holding with an NDB? Forget about it. Would leave me frazzled by the end of that flight... https://aeronav.faa.gov/d-tpp/2003/05175N30.PDF Simplicity at ...Jump to post
I don't know if UA 777 pilot or a UA pilot in general can chime in here and clear this up because you do make a great point about using 737s to ferry the crew to HKG or XMN instead of a 777. If we use the island hopper as an example GUM-TKK-PNI-KWA-MAJ-HNL (or vice versa) this entire route is on a ...Jump to post
My original carrier had an instrument departure from ASE based on two NDBs. You tracked a course to the first one, overflew it, made a slide turn and started looking for the intersection for the bearing to the next. This also served as the missed approach procedure. Two working ADFs were required. Y...Jump to post
Dating me, but using mirror to read the compass in the -9 was pretty silly. I mean, it wasn’t designed by Lucas engineers despite the appearance. Lucas...funny... AKA "the Prince Of Darkness"......from a previous MGB owner..... The first time I flew an aircraft with an electrical system p...Jump to post
From their twitter. We’ve just announced our intent to serve Steamboat Springs, Colorado! More details to come, but keep your eyes on Winter 2020. Oh - Hayden. To me, that's a bit like calling Eagle, Colorado (EGE) Aspen. That is, there is an airport at Steamboat Springs (SBS)(and at Aspen, too (AS...Jump to post
They upped the paint program significantly in the year and a half prior to the merger until Jeffy decided he wanted his little masterpiece. If it was all about what "Jeffy" wanted, then why wasn't the Continental name retained, too??? Even as a (now retired)CO employee, I was a fan of the...Jump to post
The 757s and 767s were fun to fly, but the near constant pining for the 757 "glory days" reminds me of a former lover pining for a lover-lost. Get over it already! Times change, life moves on, eh? Yup, not so so much "pining for the old days of the great 757," as I know there is...Jump to post
If I had a choice of which airplane I could have flown, it would have been the 767-200! How'd they bid the -200 at CO? Same category as the 757 or rolled into the 764 category? At Continental the 757-200/300 and 767-200/400 were all flown with one pilot group, as the common type allowed When the 76...Jump to post
The former Continental B752s were way more versatile. All were internationally-configured with lie-flat J, had a higher MTOW with higher-thrust RB211-535E4 engines, and were ETOPS equipped for Continental's strategy of serving a lot of secondary destinations in Europe, at one time having 20 757 des...Jump to post
Assuming Airfleets.net is correct, legacy United had about 100 P&W powered 757-200s, most delivered between 1989 and 1993. A consistent message that I got from maintenance folks (both sCO and sUA) was that the long term health of the PW752s had been neglected during the Tilton regime. That prob...Jump to post
Jonathan Ornstein? Mesa has always been just good enough to win contracts. Their goal was to be the low cost option, not the highest quality. Bingo. You get what you pay for. And Ornstein is willing to cut corners to get those lowest cost contracts. As I recall from friends and former colleagues at...Jump to post
...Also, when the MAX is approved to fly, can UA take delivery of ALL of them at once? Is there a route plan for each one? I guess I'm just asking how UA gets them into the air, and earning money and how long will it take to phase the whole backlog in? My expectation - sans any insider info - is th...Jump to post
MIflyer12 wrote:If the doctor is a chiropractor, maybe.
Anyone know if UA is planning on retrofitting the incoming WN 737-700s with split scimitars? I noticed that only one of the 19 aircraft they are slated to receive already has them - the rest still have the regular blended winglets. Great question. I spoke with one of my old CO/UA comrades this past...Jump to post