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by drerx7
Thu Oct 22, 2020 9:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest Announces Colorado Springs, Savannah, and Jackson
Replies: 185
Views: 14269

Re: Southwest Announces Colorado Springs, Savannah, and Jackson

A friend told me he heard Southwest's Jackson MS flights would be to Memphis and New Orleans. I can't find confirmation of that anywhere else. If true, I guess that would be a low risk way of returning to JAN if true. Northwest had flights from Jackson to Memphis years ago. I don't know if any airl...

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by drerx7
Mon Oct 19, 2020 11:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WN to Launch IAH and ORD service in 2021
Replies: 352
Views: 31819

Re: WN to Launch IAH and ORD service in 2021

usflyer msp wrote:
drerx7 wrote:
I'd have to disagree. There is a huge population that won't go if WN doesn't fly there.


That is a myth, especially in Chicago.

We have to agree to disagree.

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by drerx7
Mon Oct 19, 2020 1:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WN to Launch IAH and ORD service in 2021
Replies: 352
Views: 31819

Re: WN to Launch IAH and ORD service in 2021

I'd have to disagree. There is a huge population that won't go if WN doesn't fly there. Its also not like AA has a stellar product. Perception is also reality, WN 737 is bigger than an EJet which to the non a.net crowd means better.

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by drerx7
Thu Oct 15, 2020 11:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WN to Launch IAH and ORD service in 2021
Replies: 352
Views: 31819

Re: WN to Launch IAH and ORD service in 2021

Any indication of United may add HOU back in retaliation?

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by drerx7
Wed Sep 02, 2020 2:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet, Network, & Livery Thread - 2020
Replies: 4209
Views: 617095

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

I don't think we will see a return to "normal" service until there is a widespread vaccine. Food is still one of those items where customers feel like the less people interacting with my food the better, so your criticism of UA's onboard food service is completely unwarranted at this time...

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by drerx7
Mon Aug 31, 2020 8:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: TATL A300s?
Replies: 88
Views: 11556

Re: TATL A300s?

Someone mentioned Eastern and Continental AB3s - they were 1st gen B2/B4 variants. What kind of range did those birds have? I'm not sure they didn't struggle westbound transcon in winter months?

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by drerx7
Sun Jul 26, 2020 4:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet, Network, & Livery Thread - 2020
Replies: 4209
Views: 617095

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

Thanks for the responses to my scheduling question... do yall know when the next schedule update will occur?

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by drerx7
Wed Jul 22, 2020 3:26 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet, Network, & Livery Thread - 2020
Replies: 4209
Views: 617095

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

I noticed a few different domestic/regional widebody flights outside of hub-hub runs like LAS etc. for September...how reliable is that schedule at this point? What are some regional widebody routes penciled in so far?

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by drerx7
Mon Mar 30, 2020 10:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Sending 777s to SEA This Summer?
Replies: 22
Views: 5085

Re: United Sending 777s to SEA This Summer?

Prior to Covid full swing...UA had a displaced 777 on IAH to PHX.

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by drerx7
Sat Mar 07, 2020 3:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Continental 747's and EWR
Replies: 51
Views: 7002

Re: Continental 747's and EWR

It was on the daily IAH-HNL too... until 1990ish

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by drerx7
Fri Feb 28, 2020 3:20 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ethiopian AIrlines News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 208
Views: 39597

Re: Growth and future of Ethiopian airlines

Lmao!!! Case in point

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by drerx7
Fri Feb 28, 2020 2:05 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ethiopian AIrlines News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 208
Views: 39597

Re: Growth and future of Ethiopian airlines

Ethiopian started flights to Houston today. Looking at bookings for the next few weeks, flight out of Houston is almost or completely sold out. Yields are what counts, not full cabins. I predict that Ethiopian will cut Houston inside 2 years, they would have been better selecting BOS. Lol... this g...

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by drerx7
Sun Feb 23, 2020 11:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet, Network, & Livery Thread - 2020
Replies: 4209
Views: 617095

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

There simply no comparison to bankruptcy-era UA. None. The current company is spending orders of magnitude more in terms of aircraft retrofits and paint jobs... not to mention preventive maintenance and addressing deferred items. The IPTE program is a rollout UA is specifically trying not to repeat...

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by drerx7
Sun Feb 23, 2020 9:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet, Network, & Livery Thread - 2020
Replies: 4209
Views: 617095

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

I see the IAH-CUN-IAH in the schedule with the 777 GE birds x2 daily and the IAH-PHX run with it 1x daily loaded. Any others out there?

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by drerx7
Tue Jan 14, 2020 5:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Houston Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 162
Views: 17575

Re: Houston Aviation Thread - 2020

ALLEGIANT ANNOUNCES LARGEST SERVICE EXPANSION IN COMPANY HISTORY WITH 3 NEW CITIES AND 44 NONSTOP ROUTES New destinations Boston, Chicago and Houston headline this major expansion, with introductory fares on all new routes as low as $33* LAS VEGAS, Jan. 14, 2020 — Allegiant (NASDAQ: ALGT) today anno...

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by drerx7
Sat Jan 04, 2020 1:52 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet, Network, & Livery Thread - 2020
Replies: 4209
Views: 617095

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

Denver economy wasn't flourishing during the Smisek era either though.

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by drerx7
Thu Jan 02, 2020 2:21 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Houston Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 162
Views: 17575

Re: Houston Aviation Thread - 2020

Yes, more or less. The old C North Concourse will be incorporated into the remodel/rebuild/expansion of the existing Terminal D.

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by drerx7
Mon Dec 30, 2019 8:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United 787 at DFW
Replies: 19
Views: 4812

Re: United 787 at DFW

I also think that it was a 767 and not a 757 that you saw. The 767 took the passengers the rest of the way to IAH.

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by drerx7
Mon Dec 16, 2019 1:08 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet/Network Thread - 2019
Replies: 3546
Views: 713049

Re: United Fleet/Network Thread - 2019

Are the HD 777s actually profitable? Every time I check the seat maps, there always seem to a ton of open seats in Y as it seems like way too much capacity on some routes. Just an observation. Massively profitable. They are always packed. Just go look at today’s flights. Every time I try to get on ...

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by drerx7
Mon Nov 25, 2019 12:49 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumour: Singapore Airlines looking at another US ULR route - ORD, BOS or IAD?
Replies: 184
Views: 31646

Re: Rumour: Singapore Airlines looking at another US ULR route - ORD, BOS or IAD?

Has such an arrangement occurred in the past? Anyone know? Seems rather efficient to me. SIN-IAH is longer than SIN-EWR by about 400 miles ... seems unlikely ... is IAH really the Mecca of oil industry these days? I'll hold my speculation for a few more days - hoping there is really an announcement...

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by drerx7
Wed Nov 20, 2019 4:09 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet/Network Thread - 2019
Replies: 3546
Views: 713049

Re: United Fleet/Network Thread - 2019

I like the livery. Its not the best, but its vibrant and fresh.

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by drerx7
Mon Nov 18, 2019 11:55 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumour: Singapore Airlines looking at another US ULR route - ORD, BOS or IAD?
Replies: 184
Views: 31646

Re: Rumour: Singapore Airlines looking at another US ULR route - ORD, BOS or IAD?

Remember the bread and butter of SQ is business/first class passengers which make the flight sustainable. I bet its probably USA instead of Canada as Canada is mostly VFR and not much business travel (same reason they chose SEA over YVR for Microsoft, Amazon, etc.). Chicago has the 2nd highest numb...

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by drerx7
Tue Nov 12, 2019 3:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Transat tentatively schedules last A310 service in 2Q20
Replies: 106
Views: 21410

Re: Air Transat tentatively schedules last A310 service in 2Q20

Anybody have a 310 flight schedule?

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by drerx7
Tue Nov 12, 2019 12:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Transat tentatively schedules last A310 service in 2Q20
Replies: 106
Views: 21410

Re: Air Transat tentatively schedules last A310 service in 2Q20

What are the current routes for them?

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by drerx7
Sun Oct 20, 2019 1:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: IAH Terminal D rebuild finally gets going.
Replies: 46
Views: 9059

Re: IAH Terminal D rebuild finally gets going.

Once again no. Houston is the energy capital of the world, not just oil and gas. It sounds like you need to travel more and/or do at least the bare minimum internet research before talking. You also show up on every IAH thread talking about BOS as if its relevant... Lol, how old are you kid?

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by drerx7
Fri Sep 13, 2019 1:47 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ethiopian Cuts Addis Ababa-Lome-Houston Before It Starts?
Replies: 61
Views: 13657

Re: Ethiopian Cuts Addis Ababa-Lome-Houston Before It Starts?

Failed? Why? They never started...its clearly due to the fleet pressure by the MAX grounding. Let's actually have them start and fail before we say they failed twice.

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by drerx7
Tue Sep 03, 2019 4:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Airlines "Evolution" to Globe Livery released
Replies: 1797
Views: 386998

Re: United Airlines "Evolution" to Globe Livery released

Summer season coupled with MAX woes.

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by drerx7
Sun Aug 25, 2019 12:27 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ethiopian Cuts Addis Ababa-Lome-Houston Before It Starts?
Replies: 61
Views: 13657

Re: Ethiopian Cuts Addis Ababa-Lome-Houston Before It Starts?

bravotango75 wrote:
Not certain as to why they wanted to serve Houston in the first place.

Large Star Alliance hub, VFR to the region, oil ties to the region.

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by drerx7
Sun Aug 25, 2019 12:09 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ethiopian Cuts Addis Ababa-Lome-Houston Before It Starts?
Replies: 61
Views: 13657

Re: Ethiopian Cuts Addis Ababa-Lome-Houston Before It Starts?

I'd assume it still has to do with the MAX issue dragging on

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by drerx7
Wed Aug 14, 2019 1:24 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Tower Air
Replies: 96
Views: 17892

Re: Tower Air

I can't believe how so many are bashing Tower for poor service. Do AA, UA, and DL offer good service today? Obviously either your reading comprehension is very poor or you're just tossing out flame bait. Let's see what Tower Air did: - No charge for checked bags - No seat selection charges - Meals ...

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by drerx7
Mon Aug 05, 2019 1:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: CA to launch PEK - BOG?
Replies: 26
Views: 4105

Re: CA to launch PEK - BOG?

Well - IAH-PTY is a political route due to China's investment in the region. I've flown it and going down it was about half full - coming back was about 80% full. Of course that isn't indicative of anything. Seeing as that is flown on Thursdays and Sundays to PTY...I could see them adding a tag to B...

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by drerx7
Wed Jul 17, 2019 2:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Passenger on AA from KIN-MIA asked to deboard to change from her romper outfit
Replies: 117
Views: 10235

Re: Passenger on AA from KIN-MIA asked to deboard to change from her romper outfit

Me knowing the woman in question personally - notwithstanding...I have seen passengers wearing much much much less and much much more offensive attire. The fact that she is a medical doctor is just more fuel to a PR snafu. For those that want to say "being an MD doesn't make her more special&qu...

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by drerx7
Tue Jul 16, 2019 11:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Passenger on AA from KIN-MIA asked to deboard to change from her romper outfit
Replies: 117
Views: 10235

Re: Passenger on AA from KIN-MIA asked to deboard to change from her romper outfit

Actually someone asked if she was a non rev. Last time I checked you can add info to a conversation. So what do YOU add to the incident...Nothing.

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by drerx7
Tue Jul 16, 2019 10:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Passenger on AA from KIN-MIA asked to deboard to change from her romper outfit
Replies: 117
Views: 10235

Re: Passenger on AA from KIN-MIA asked to deboard to change from her romper outfit

She is an MD here in Houston. I know her. Very respectful mother of Jamaican decent. She was visiting family with her son.

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by drerx7
Fri Jun 28, 2019 3:31 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: French Bee has become an A350 only airline
Replies: 26
Views: 8075

Re: French Bee has become an A350 only airline

Just flew it PPT-SFO...it really wasn't that bad.

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by drerx7
Mon Jun 10, 2019 2:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DFW/ATL/IAH & Hawaiian Cities Nonstop
Replies: 48
Views: 7246

Re: DFW/ATL/IAH & Hawaiian Cities Nonstop

A MEL tag on AA metal is pointless.

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by drerx7
Mon Jun 10, 2019 4:00 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DFW/ATL/IAH & Hawaiian Cities Nonstop
Replies: 48
Views: 7246

Re: DFW/ATL/IAH & Hawaiian Cities Nonstop

No...DFW-hnl-mel is way out the way.

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by drerx7
Mon Jun 03, 2019 1:50 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: OAG Changes 6/2/2019:3M Drops DAB-FLL;AA Adds DCA-AGS/ECP;DL Adds LGB-LAS;ET Suspends Routes?;WN Update
Replies: 56
Views: 9561

Re: OAG Changes 6/2/2019:3M Drops DAB-FLL;AA Adds DCA-AGS/ECP;DL Adds LGB-LAS;ET Suspends Routes?;WN Update

ET to IAH postponed due to Max grounding. 788 will be used to cover as needed. Other routes affected as well. Was discussed in several other threads.

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by drerx7
Sun May 12, 2019 11:27 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: UA SFO-PPT Route Performance?
Replies: 12
Views: 4980

Re: UA SFO-PPT Route Preformance?

Lol, my wife and I are taking this flight June 4th. IAH-SFO-PPT, coming back via French Bee/Alaska/Southwest PPT-SFO-LAS-HOU. Overnight in LAS

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by drerx7
Fri May 10, 2019 3:50 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Red & white B727 at LAX - which airline?
Replies: 30
Views: 6012

Re: Red & white B727 at LAX - which airline?

It was a luxury outfit...all C class IIRC. Who was the all A300 operator that flew from IAH to LGB?

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by drerx7
Sat Apr 27, 2019 12:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest could look to Airbus for new aircraft
Replies: 3
Views: 1122

Re: Southwest could look to Airbus for new aircraft

Discussed already and dismissed, suggest thread delete

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by drerx7
Thu Apr 18, 2019 9:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Houston Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 83
Views: 10055

Re: Houston Aviation Thread - 2019

A380 due back may 22nd I believe

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by drerx7
Tue Apr 16, 2019 3:17 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet/Network Thread - 2019
Replies: 3546
Views: 713049

Re: United Fleet/Network Thread - 2019

Do we have any way to see what aircraft are or will backfill for MAX flights? We know these birds will be grounded through summer...but on the schedules they have '737' listed.

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by drerx7
Sat Apr 13, 2019 6:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DFW Diversions 4/13; Qantas A380 to PHX, AA 772 OKC
Replies: 35
Views: 6481

Re: DFW Diversions 4/13; Qantas A380 to PHX, AA 772 OKC

Did it park at a gate in PHX?

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by drerx7
Sat Apr 13, 2019 11:26 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SAA 747SP in Houston 1983
Replies: 19
Views: 4331

Re: SAA 747SP in Houston 1983

Yes, SAA flew to IAH...it was forced to stop due to anti apartheid sanctions.

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by drerx7
Fri Apr 05, 2019 6:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Gulf Air & IAH
Replies: 94
Views: 5356

Re: Gulf Air & IAH

They served IAH briefly with the A340 from what I remember...what was the routing? Also a bit of IAH nostalgia - the PIA 747 Classic via MAN

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by drerx7
Wed Apr 03, 2019 2:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Dual jet bridge boarding
Replies: 51
Views: 9392

Re: Dual jet bridge boarding

Just flew in on the redeye 777 in first on United from SFO to IAH on Monday. We departed gate 82 and arrived C7 - duel bridges at both ends. The only difference was that the boarding wasn't split between classes - but which aisle you are seated on.

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by drerx7
Mon Mar 25, 2019 11:21 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: RUMOR: EY to launch partnership with UA
Replies: 79
Views: 17920

Re: RUMOR: EY to launch partnership with UA

Pretty sure DL is the only US3 carrier at JNB, LOS, DSS, and ACC. Yeah, and what about AA? Zero. DL's Asia presence is laughable even compared to AA. Skyteam has a larger presense than OW and arguably Star in Asia Larger presence then Star? How? Star has Air China. ANA, Singapore, Asiana, Shenzen, ...

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by drerx7
Sat Mar 23, 2019 7:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WN putting the MAX8 in storage at Victorville,Ca.
Replies: 226
Views: 50020

Re: WN putting the MAX8 in storage at Victorville,Ca.

I was searching to book a flight on United just now - I see flights that were formally 737 Max9 showing up as 'Boeing 737'

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