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by flight152
Sat Nov 25, 2017 7:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA to ILM
Replies: 46
Views: 8293

Re: UA to ILM

Noise wrote:
Why is UA adding flights from IAD? I think UA was closing the IAD hub, no?

Are you being serious or trolling? I can’t tell. They aren’t closing it if that answers your question.

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by flight152
Fri Nov 24, 2017 3:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: FedEx worker killed loading 777 11/23
Replies: 16
Views: 9633

Re: FedEx worker killed loading 777 11/23

727200 wrote:
Could the original poster be part of a union or union sympathetic? The added comments sure sound like union propaganda.

How about instead of finding some sort of nefarious angle we just think about how an individual lost their life at work?

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by flight152
Sun Nov 19, 2017 3:41 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA Express EMB-145XR at LAX
Replies: 9
Views: 2237

Re: UA Express EMB-145XR at LAX

N27190. Filler....

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by flight152
Sun Nov 19, 2017 3:12 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA Express EMB-145XR at LAX
Replies: 9
Views: 2237

Re: UA Express EMB-145XR at LAX

It’s an ExpressJet plane that came from TUS on a charter of some sort headed to ACT

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by flight152
Sat Nov 18, 2017 4:48 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DSM Diversions 11/17. Why?
Replies: 2
Views: 1050

Re: DSM Diversions 11/17. Why?

Metars show there was a quarter mile and fog for a couple of hours.

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by flight152
Mon Nov 13, 2017 2:58 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet Upgrade Status - 2017
Replies: 1935
Views: 330422

Re: United Fleet Upgrade Status - 2017

UA444 wrote:
There should be a 747 saved.

And I have a rough time believing every single one in VCV is destined to be scrapped in TUP. Even the 97-2000 builds?

Obviously not. If the planes in VCV are going to be scrapped, it’ll happen in VCV.

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by flight152
Fri Nov 10, 2017 9:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA temp suspends DEL service due to air quality
Replies: 51
Views: 13279

Re: UA temp suspends DEL service due to air quality

NichCage wrote:
It seems like no other airline is doing this other than United. I don't think air quality would be a reason to suspend DEL, as I bet no other airline will.

Just because other airlines aren’t doing doesn’t mean going there is the right thing. No one should have to go there, given the conditions.

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by flight152
Fri Nov 10, 2017 2:48 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Eagle News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 997
Views: 175426

Re: American Eagle's plan for the future.

I think the 140's can get out of HXD with opspec revisions (no TODRx1.25/75 margins). 4300ft at sea level shouldn't be too difficult for a light RJ. Unfortunately it is not that easy. These RJ's lack slats, meaning their takeoff and one-engine out scenarios spec means they need a long runway. Add e...

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by flight152
Tue Nov 07, 2017 3:17 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New AA painted aircraft - 2017
Replies: 611
Views: 120126

Re: New AA painted aircraft - 2017

I don't think so. Crappy CRJ-200s to replaced with Envoy E140/E145s. An upgrade, actually. You realize American just lost an entire pilot group to its competitor during a time when finding regional pilots is being challenging at best? It’s completely a loss to American. More flying for us at Envoy....

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by flight152
Tue Oct 31, 2017 3:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA orders additional E175s
Replies: 37
Views: 6835

Re: AA orders additional E175s

Dominion301 wrote:
The E175-E2 is getting outsold like 10-1 by it's old sibling thanks to the US pilot scope clauses.

Sorry not sorry. Embraer should have done a little market research before they fininalized the E2 design.

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by flight152
Tue Oct 24, 2017 3:25 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New AA painted aircraft - 2017
Replies: 611
Views: 120126

Re: New AA painted aircraft - 2017

THANKS for that! Look at the CR2s disappear! All those Air Wisconsin pilots will be flying for United express. American Airlines’ loss really. I don't think so. Crappy CRJ-200s to replaced with Envoy E140/E145s. An upgrade, actually. You realize American just lost an entire pilot group to its compe...

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by flight152
Mon Oct 23, 2017 5:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA 7M8 DFW-ANC
Replies: 52
Views: 11890

Re: AA 7M8 DFW-ANC

Not really a huge deal. There are/have been similar 737 stage lengths to ANC. This will be the first of many scheduled MAX flights to Alaska. Not quite sure any flight attendants will sign up for this flight. So you think it just won’t operate if no one “signs up” for it? How do you think any fligh...

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by flight152
Wed Oct 18, 2017 3:38 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New AA painted aircraft - 2017
Replies: 611
Views: 120126

Re: New AA painted aircraft - 2017

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THANKS for that! Look at the CR2s disappear!

All those Air Wisconsin pilots will be flying for United express. American Airlines’ loss really.
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ahj2000 wrote:
aaflyer222 wrote:
Fleet plan update released last week. Less s80 and a320 being retired.
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THANKS for that! Look at the CR2s disappear!

All those Air Wisconsin pilots will be flying for United express. American Airlines’ loss really.

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by flight152
Mon Oct 16, 2017 11:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus and Bombardier Announce CSeries Partnership
Replies: 1568
Views: 190035

Re: Airbus and Bombardier Announce C Series Partnership

Agreed but AC may exercise less options ( 18 options and 30 purchase rights ) on the MAX and add more CSeries in their place, which I hope happens. With 45 CS300s on order I think that capacity segment is locked down, I honestly could see part of it being converted to CS100s. AC will exercise optio...

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by flight152
Sun Oct 08, 2017 4:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What's Going In CLE - Part 14
Replies: 1379
Views: 163135

Re: What's Going In CLE - Part 14

C5 would love EV crews. That doesn’t mean EV crews want to work for C5. The EV operation isn’t leaving CLE anytime soon as we’ve been told by management. In addition, the C5 operation is a complete mess, they’re losing countless pilot which doesn’t work when you’re adding to the fleet. I can unders...

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by flight152
Sun Oct 08, 2017 3:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What's Going In CLE - Part 14
Replies: 1379
Views: 163135

Re: What's Going In CLE - Part 14

Very interesting indeed. I wonder if there would be room in ExpressJet's facility? They still operate a pretty sizable maintenance/crew base in CLE. Aren't CommutAir's E145's coming from ExpressJet? UA owns/leases them, but I think they are reassigning them from EV to C5. C5 could end up hiring EV'...

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by flight152
Sat Oct 07, 2017 3:35 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Canada 787-9 vs. ATC: Clearance to land only after fourth (!) mayday call
Replies: 200
Views: 38108

Re: Air Canada 787-9 vs. ATC: Clearance to land only after fourth (!) mayday call

You have no idea what you’re talking about so please stop pretending you do. What he stated was correct, minimum fuel just tells ATC based on current delay information landing is expected with 30 minutes of fuel at that airport, and you have no other options. Landing with 30 minutes is perfectly le...

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by flight152
Thu Oct 05, 2017 9:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Norwegian hiring Pilots from Monarch
Replies: 19
Views: 5669

Re: Norwegian hiring Pilots from Monarch

Whiteguy wrote:
Usually when you switch companies you go through their training whether you flew the aircraft or not!

Thanks for infusing some logic here. Pilots are trainable (obviously) and will go through the entire training syllabus regardless of your previous aircraft.

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by flight152
Mon Sep 25, 2017 3:42 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA in CLE: What's next?
Replies: 123
Views: 11311

Re: UA in CLE: What's next?

Okay everyone, I thought I was dreaming but UA is operating a flight CLE-MSN-CLE today. Just watched it rotate in MSN. UA 4136/3841 looking at the seat map it's a pretty full flight both ways. Mmm, a special flight for Bengals fans to get to WI for the Packers game? If that was the case they would ...

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by flight152
Sat Sep 23, 2017 11:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA in CLE: What's next?
Replies: 123
Views: 11311

Re: UA in CLE: What's next?

Should UA downsize CLE again would the city be better off? MKE will be served by WN, BOS could potentially be upgraded to 320 with B6 and perhaps add JFK. LGA and DCA are overlapping routes now. Florida is over served in all three ULCC's. UA shrinking again could help the airport. even if they drop...

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by flight152
Sat Sep 23, 2017 9:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA in CLE: What's next?
Replies: 123
Views: 11311

Re: UA in CLE: What's next?

ExpressJet also has a crew domicile and aircraft maintenance (50 seaters) in CLE. When the 50-seaters leave, so will ExpressJet. When the sinking fund gets most of the bonds that financed Concourse D paid off (2022 or so?) CLE may get serious about assuming the remaining obligation and doing someth...

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by flight152
Thu Sep 21, 2017 2:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: First 787 Sent To The Desert
Replies: 36
Views: 35210

Re: First 787 Sent To The Desert

Can we change the thread title? It's misleading and incorrect. It's not the first to the desert, and it makes it seem as if it's sent there permanently.

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by flight152
Thu Sep 07, 2017 5:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet Upgrade Status - 2017
Replies: 1935
Views: 330422

Re: United Fleet Upgrade Status - 2017

With the announcement of IAH>SYD, we know where 2 of the 4 new 789's due in Dec/Jan/Feb are headed for UA. Two more to figure out. Next bunch of routes will have to coincide with 4x77W and 3x78J in 2H2018. What's really interesting is that the IAH 787 crew base is closing. I'm sure the 789 will rot...

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by flight152
Thu Sep 07, 2017 3:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet Upgrade Status - 2017
Replies: 1935
Views: 330422

Re: United Fleet Upgrade Status - 2017

fun2fly wrote:
With the announcement of IAH>SYD, we know where 2 of the 4 new 789's due in Dec/Jan/Feb are headed for UA. Two more to figure out. Next bunch of routes will have to coincide with 4x77W and 3x78J in 2H2018.

What's really interesting is that the IAH 787 crew base is closing.

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by flight152
Sun Sep 03, 2017 8:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Embraer Hopes Pinned on New Scope Clause in 2019-22
Replies: 137
Views: 14823

Re: Embraer Hopes Pinned on New Scope Clause in 2019-22

[ It's labor prices that make RJs uneconomical at mainline. Mainline unions rather outsource those planes than fly them for the wages that make them economical. That is a snow job foisted upon us by Mainline management for many decades now. Think about it, the cost to crew 2 pilots on a small mainl...

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by flight152
Sun Sep 03, 2017 1:05 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA738 with red tips on winglets
Replies: 14
Views: 5502

Re: AA738 with red tips on winglets

Why do ground handlers need to see the winglets?

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by flight152
Fri Sep 01, 2017 12:11 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Embraer Hopes Pinned on New Scope Clause in 2019-22
Replies: 137
Views: 14823

Re: Embraer Hopes Pinned on New Scope Clause in 2019-22

But none of the next-gen regionals fulfill the US scope or have other issues. MRJ90 - too heavy. E175 - too heavy. SSJ - current gen + russian. Dash8 - prop. ATR - prop. CRJ - no reengine in sight. ARJ - you're kidding, right? CSeries - nearly mainline, far too heavy. There are four options: 1) lea...

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by flight152
Thu Aug 31, 2017 6:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What's Going In CLE - Part 14
Replies: 1379
Views: 163135

Re: What's Going In CLE - Part 14

Considering the aviation job opportunities available in Cleveland on the 145, I'd say it probably makes more sense to showcase that airplane and company. Speaking of 145s, AA is running a lot into town. Is ExpressJet doing checks on them? Yes. Expressjet still does quite a bit of maintenance in Cle...

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by flight152
Thu Aug 31, 2017 4:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What's Going In CLE - Part 14
Replies: 1379
Views: 163135

Re: What's Going In CLE - Part 14

The airshow website says United will have a 737-800 and E175 on display this year. The 175 will be a nice upgrade from the old RJ45 they used to showcase. It's nice to see United still being a part of the show, too. Considering the aviation job opportunities available in Cleveland on the 145, I'd s...

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by flight152
Tue Aug 29, 2017 4:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Hurricane Harvey and Houston airports
Replies: 546
Views: 70296

Re: Hurricane Harvey and Houston airports

I am taking with a grain of salt the reports from the Weather Channel, CNN, Fox...etc as the media has a tendency to over hype natural and man made disasters for sake of their own ratings. Are. You. Kidding. Me? Pretty easy to say from your dry living room. How about you take a drive and help out t...

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by flight152
Wed Aug 16, 2017 8:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: NK pilots to vote on strike option
Replies: 23
Views: 4188

Re: NK pilots to vote on strike option

I'd like to add something. Seven years ago, when the 400+ pilots went on strike, there were very few airline pilot jobs to be had. They risked a lot. In today's environment, not only are all airlines hiring, but most have better pay too. Ten-year NK captains ($160/hr) won't become ten-year Delta ca...

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by flight152
Wed Aug 16, 2017 8:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: NK pilots to vote on strike option
Replies: 23
Views: 4188

Re: NK pilots to vote on strike option

I'd like to add something. Seven years ago, when the 400+ pilots went on strike, there were very few airline pilot jobs to be had. They risked a lot. In today's environment, not only are all airlines hiring, but most have better pay too. Ten-year NK captains ($160/hr) won't become ten-year Delta ca...

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by flight152
Wed Aug 16, 2017 5:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Would a Wilmington, DE-based airline work?
Replies: 37
Views: 3798

Re: Would a Wilmington, DE-based airline work?

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727LOVER wrote:
yowza wrote:
Impossible to say with this little detail...




What other details would you like?

KEEP IN MIND:
I'm not a real airline CEO...just an armchair one I play on a.net.

Wow. You're not?? Totally shocking.

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by flight152
Thu Aug 10, 2017 4:31 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: "Wake Surfing" Could Cut Fuel Costs for Airlines
Replies: 18
Views: 4037

Re: "Wake Surfing" Could Cut Fuel Costs for Airlines

dc10lover wrote:
Want to save fuel? Taxi from the runway to the gate using one engine. The #2 engine.

Great idea! Probably why it's already being done.

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by flight152
Thu Aug 10, 2017 3:40 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Just a Matter of Time: SWA will be Largest US carrier
Replies: 71
Views: 11442

Re: Just a Matter of Time: SWA will be Largest US carrier

To the OP- Southwest is a legacy airline.

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by flight152
Wed Aug 09, 2017 8:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SkyWest Announces ExpressJet Changes
Replies: 92
Views: 14104

Re: SkyWest Announces ExpressJet Changes

Super80Fan wrote:
I'm happy, 9E is a much better operation than EV and the employees are better as well.

Life just got a lot more difficult for a large group of people through no fault of their own and you're happy? Wow.

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by flight152
Wed Aug 09, 2017 8:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL 5508 Aborts Takeoff At ATL Due To Deflation Of Two Tires
Replies: 30
Views: 7259

Re: DL 5508 Aborts Takeoff At ATL Due To Deflation Of Two Tires

Why don't we hold outself to a higher standard and not call this a Delta flight since it wasn't operated by Delta? It has DELTA painted on the aircraft, people that buy tickets buy them on DELTA, and DELTA hire the regional carrier. For the general public, it is a DELTA flight. Please. Spare me the...

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by flight152
Wed Aug 09, 2017 6:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL 5508 Aborts Takeoff At ATL Due To Deflation Of Two Tires
Replies: 30
Views: 7259

Re: DL 5508 Aborts Takeoff At ATL Due To Deflation Of Two Tires

Why don't we hold outself to a higher standard and not call this a Delta flight since it wasn't operated by Delta?

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by flight152
Mon Aug 07, 2017 1:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: CommutAir to add 21 add'l E145s for United; accelerate Dash-8 retirement
Replies: 31
Views: 5219

Re: CommutAir to add 21 add'l E145s for United; accelerate Dash-8 retirement

I can't say I'm too surprised, but I wonder how this will be profitable (not to mention environmentally responsible) when oil goes back up to $100/barrel on the flights the Q200's are currently used on? No problem. 50-60$ oil is going to stay around for a while, and by the time it goes up again, th...

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by flight152
Sun Aug 06, 2017 8:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Eagle News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 997
Views: 175426

Re: American Eagle's plan for the future.

That's right. The regional business can be very tough, just ask anyone at Comair or Colgan... or even current players that have been to Hell and back, like Envoy and Republic for example. This business is evolving quickly, and I hate to say it, but we may be losing some more regionals in the coming...

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by flight152
Wed Aug 02, 2017 12:39 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Spirit Airlines network thread - 2018
Replies: 364
Views: 45631

Re: What's next for Spirit?

New paint scheme perhaps? Might as well have 4 flying at a time to really confuse everyone.

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by flight152
Sat Jul 29, 2017 3:28 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The future of 50 seat RJs
Replies: 104
Views: 9892

Re: The future of 50 seat RJs

I've flown on the CRJ-200/700/900........and i HATE THEM!!!! whoever designed a plane that sits up to 70 (CR7) with one bathroom.....???? despite them being small and cramped, they are the work horses for US regional airlines. CR2 is small and cramped. CR7 isnt any better other then having a small ...

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by flight152
Tue Jul 25, 2017 2:01 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Flight Characteristics Of The ERJ-190
Replies: 28
Views: 16613

Re: Flight Characteristics Of The ERJ-190

xdlx wrote:
Just Learned the ENVOY 175 where ordered WITHOUT "Yaw Damper" Option. Sure those F/A in the 2nd jumpseat must ENJOY IT after 4 legs.....

I'm pretty sure that's impossible because the Yaw Damper needs to be operable for the autopilot to work.

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by flight152
Wed Jul 12, 2017 3:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Potential accident involving AC 759 prevented at SFO (July 2017)
Replies: 286
Views: 67927

Re: Potential accident involving AC 759 prevented at SFO.

Yes, but if a pilot doing a visual can use the ILS as an additional source of information, not really an ILS approach, why not use it? I see a danger there - "We have switched on ILS", and then the pilots have another brain fart - namely, believing that ATC is providing separation, while ...

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by flight152
Mon Jul 10, 2017 2:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The boss of Qatar Airways ridicules American carriers for their aged flight attendants
Replies: 193
Views: 25668

Re: The boss of Qatar Airways ridicules American carriers for their aged flight attendants

Not at all surprising considering the source. Why do people support these airlines again?

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by flight152
Tue Jun 27, 2017 6:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AIr con problem aboard UA plane at Denver
Replies: 65
Views: 9240

Re: UA accused of inaction to save baby in Denver

ILNFlyer wrote:
People need to start protesting by using their pocketbooks. Empty planes will result in major changes.

Did you even read the article?

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by flight152
Sun Jun 25, 2017 3:35 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 737-7Max
Replies: 15
Views: 3817

Re: 737-7Max

They have stretched the -7. It's called the -8

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by flight152
Sat Jun 24, 2017 3:05 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What's up with Republic for American Eagle
Replies: 10
Views: 2430

Re: What's up with Republic for American Eagle

There are some valid reasons to send them to DFW and MIA - average stage length for 70 seater flights out of DFW is longer and MIA has a lot of routes that require the short field and overwater capabilities of the E-175 - the E-175 is currently the only American Eagle aircraft operated in an out of...

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by flight152
Fri Jun 23, 2017 1:57 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What's Going In CLE - Part 14
Replies: 1379
Views: 163135

Re: What's Going In CLE - Part 14

United down to 3 flights to Boston this summer. uA Loads to DCA are paltry. For instance tomorrow peak travel season on a Friday the 9am flight shows 10 people on the seat map and only one of five flight looks half full. In contrast UA is running a 739 From Dulles to cleveland now and loads look qu...

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by flight152
Thu Jun 22, 2017 11:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What's Going In CLE - Part 14
Replies: 1379
Views: 163135

Re: What's Going In CLE - Part 14

My opinion: I think it's equally likely that UA draws down LGA DCA BOS in next 24 months as it is we see some of the markets mentioned here. UA covers NY and D.C. out of their hub airports. This has been speculated for years but hasn't happened. In fact since the hub draw down frequencies to DCA ha...

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