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by jetblastdubai
Tue Apr 23, 2019 9:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Airlines "Evolution" to Globe Livery released
Replies: 1797
Views: 386691

Re: United Airlines "Evolution" to Globe Livery coming in April

ryanrap1 wrote:
When will the actual new livery be revealed?


Do we know if it's an entirely new livery or just an 'evolved' globe?

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by jetblastdubai
Mon Apr 22, 2019 8:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Airlines "Evolution" to Globe Livery released
Replies: 1797
Views: 386691

Re: United Airlines "Evolution" to Globe Livery coming in April

It's probably too much to ask but if the new logo were a giant screw going through a widget it'd totally make my day.

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by jetblastdubai
Sat Apr 20, 2019 5:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: US DOT awards Haneda slots
Replies: 821
Views: 154488

Re: US-Japan agree on additional Haneda slots; DOT to allocate

Op-Ed with the opinion that United offers the best opportunity and public benefit for use of HND slots as its proposing to operate 3 additional frequencies, not just shift existing service from NRT to HND. https://atwonline.com/airports-routes/op-ed-united-offers-biggest-opportunity-new-tokyo-route...

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by jetblastdubai
Thu Apr 18, 2019 2:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA S19 Departures By Hub And Aircraft Type
Replies: 48
Views: 10565

Re: UA S19 Departures By Hub And Aircraft Type

... When bad weather hits, the 50-seaters are the first flights to get axed at any of the US3 and since United has so many of them... If all these 50-seaters were converted to mainline then the mainline flights would be cancelled when weather hits and airport capacity drops below what's normally sc...

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by jetblastdubai
Tue Apr 16, 2019 8:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: ORD and triple parallel landings
Replies: 37
Views: 5977

Re: ORD and triple parallel landings

ORD is busiest by movements 2 times in 12 years every other year is ATL. ATL was the original triple simo and ORD can only do 4 in certain weather and it still doesn’t really benefit the arrival rate. O’hare has only been landing trips for a short time now Atlanta has been doing it since 06. ATL mi...

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by jetblastdubai
Mon Apr 15, 2019 7:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA Launches EWR/CPT
Replies: 107
Views: 22444

Re: UA Launches EWR/CPT

United is going to need a wider route map.

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by jetblastdubai
Fri Apr 12, 2019 5:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta announces reduction in recline on A320 fleet
Replies: 176
Views: 22602

Re: Major US carrier announces reduction in Recline

dcaproducer wrote:
... I know how much I hate it when someone does it to me.


Thank-you. I'm with you on this one as well.

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by jetblastdubai
Thu Apr 04, 2019 9:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LAX moves forward with plans for Terminal 0 and 9
Replies: 202
Views: 42442

Re: LAX moves forward with plans for Terminal 0 and 9

The Terminal 0 configuration looks reasonable for the space, though the interior corners look a bit tight for a/c parking. And is that building big enough for all of the TSA, CPB, and airside gate-lounge and concession-space it's going to need? I'd guess that design is going to evolve. Jim Like any...

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by jetblastdubai
Thu Apr 04, 2019 5:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LAX moves forward with plans for Terminal 0 and 9
Replies: 202
Views: 42442

Re: LAX moves forward with plans for Terminal 0 and 9

Huge perk I noticed is that T9 can be accessed via car without having to enter the gauntlet of traffic west of Sepulveda. Oh yeah, additional gates are nice too. T9 could be built as grand-looking at ORD T5 or the new ORD T2 and really make it a showcase structure that everyone will see when driving...

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by jetblastdubai
Thu Apr 04, 2019 3:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Airlines "Evolution" to Globe Livery released
Replies: 1797
Views: 386691

Re: United Airlines "Evolution" to Globe Livery coming in April

Agreed, it should be unique. Battleship grey was unique (but hated). I actually LOVED the tail of Battleship! That would be the PERFECT tail if the tulip never died and cremated. I was stylish and classy. Perfect for the $$$$ Business fliers! As a tower/ground controller (most) of us absolutely hat...

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by jetblastdubai
Wed Apr 03, 2019 6:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Airlines "Evolution" to Globe Livery released
Replies: 1797
Views: 386691

Re: United Airlines "Evolution" to Globe Livery coming in April

https://i.imgur.com/czAL0wg.jpg It could also be good to cut the globe as I did here - I find it was quite an awkward shape when some was visible behind the tail Stunning. I like the super dark purple background of the globe as opposed to the blue background in previous versions. It compliments the...

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by jetblastdubai
Fri Mar 15, 2019 7:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The folding wings of the B777-9
Replies: 92
Views: 19279

Re: The folding wings of the B777-9

Keep in mind, the Code E/F is not just for gate accommodation, it's also a huge factor in airport movement areas. I worked at two airports where there was a long list of airport restrictions when involving certain types of A/C. There are/were restrictions on what A/C type could pass on adjacent taxi...

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by jetblastdubai
Fri Mar 15, 2019 3:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Airlines "Evolution" to Globe Livery released
Replies: 1797
Views: 386691

Re: United Airlines "Evolution" to Globe Livery coming in April

I doubt the tail design, whatever it is, will go onto the body of the plane. The template for the “Her Art Here” contest only has the tail blocked as untouchable by the artists. I'm thinking the "Her Art Here" is only for a couple of select A/C. If the contest is still currently going on,...

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by jetblastdubai
Fri Mar 15, 2019 1:55 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Airlines "Evolution" to Globe Livery released
Replies: 1797
Views: 386691

Re: United Airlines "Evolution" to Globe Livery coming in April

https://i.imgur.com/bGKufHG.jpg I've been looking at a boatload of logo/paint variations here on a-net the past few months and I consider most to be pretty good while a few others weren't something I'd ever pick if given the chance. None of them really had the "wow" factor I am expecting ...

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by jetblastdubai
Wed Mar 13, 2019 5:02 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: United HQ Lease Extension
Replies: 37
Views: 6496

Re: United HQ Lease Extension

If there is going to be a new, evolved logo at United, the Sears Tower would be an awesome building to attach it to....way at the top of course.

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by jetblastdubai
Thu Mar 07, 2019 9:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet/Network Thread - 2019
Replies: 3546
Views: 712436

Re: United Fleet/Network Thread - 2019

Glad to see it will be here soon. Evolution vs. Revolution is an interesting comment. The "evolution" versus "revolution" makes the transition from old to new smoother. Remember back when UA went to the battleship gray from the mostly white base? United had multi-colored planes ...

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by jetblastdubai
Tue Mar 05, 2019 9:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air China 983 PEK-LAX Diversion to Anadyr
Replies: 35
Views: 8286

Re: Air China 983 PEK-LAX Diversion to Anadyr

An Air China 77W B-2040 operating CA983 from PEK to LAX diverted to Anadyr DYR in the Russian Far East due to a cargo fire indication. The evacuation proved dangerous and did not go as planned as the slides were blown out of position from the aircraft due to high wind gusts. The pax have been unabl...

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by jetblastdubai
Mon Mar 04, 2019 6:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet/Network Thread - 2019
Replies: 3546
Views: 712436

Re: United Fleet/Network Thread - 2019

This past weekend the MAX really demonstrated its more fuel efficient over the 739ER. The fuel efficiency of the MAX over the ER is just amazing. The aircraft itself may not be comfortable but it sure is fuel efficient and it didn't require max fuel either like the ER would have required to make it...

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by jetblastdubai
Mon Mar 04, 2019 2:53 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: US DOT awards Haneda slots
Replies: 821
Views: 154488

Re: US-Japan agree on additional Haneda slots; DOT to allocate

So far DL is the public enemy number one? What did DL do to deserve this? (genuine puzzled, not a DL fanboy nor DLs hateman) My guess is AA and UA realize that DL will be awarded at least an equal number of routes, if not more than either of them but if DL is allowed to get PDX in addition to SEA, ...

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by jetblastdubai
Fri Feb 22, 2019 1:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: US DOT awards Haneda slots
Replies: 821
Views: 154488

Re: US-Japan agree on additional Haneda slots; DOT to allocate

Based on the applications, these are the awards I'd personally like to see: AA LAX-HND #2 AA DFW-HND #2 This spreads the love around between alliances a bit, and allows DL and AA to pull their own metal out of NRT and simplify their TYO ops. NH could pretty easily fill in the rest of UA's requests ...

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by jetblastdubai
Sat Feb 09, 2019 12:47 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: US DOT awards Haneda slots
Replies: 821
Views: 154488

Re: US-Japan agree on additional Haneda slots; DOT to allocate

FSDan wrote:

DL

JFK x1


I'd be curious to see the justification DL would have for requesting JFK-HND when they don't currently even attempt JFK-NRT.

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by jetblastdubai
Thu Feb 07, 2019 11:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AOC Green Deal, end of US aviation
Replies: 36
Views: 2761

Re: AOC Green Deal, end of US aviation

https://www.atr.org/sites/default/files ... ewdeal.pdf
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I posted a thread a couple hours ago with a link to the entire document. It was removed with no explanation.

https://www.atr.org/sites/default/files ... ewdeal.pdf

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by jetblastdubai
Thu Feb 07, 2019 8:36 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: U.S. Politicians propose Green-New-Deal. Air Travel to Become Unnecessary
Replies: 352
Views: 19063

U.S. Politicians propose Green-New-Deal. Air Travel to Become Unnecessary

Two US politicians have introduced a proposal/overview called the "Green New Deal". " ...what they foresee as a massive policy package that would remake the U.S. economy and, they hope, eliminate all U.S. carbon emissions. Some aviation-related highlights in the proposal: 1. Totally o...

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by jetblastdubai
Wed Feb 06, 2019 10:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Reuters: United to add premium seats on regional and mainline jets
Replies: 272
Views: 29392

Re: Reuters: United to add premium seats on regional and mainline jets

Secondly, something has to replace the current 50-seat frames, and new builds are a very poor choice. The operating cost of these is stated on here as being roughly 10% higher. Remove the [cheap] second FA, add in the fairly hefty average revenue of 10 additional F seats and I think the company wil...

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by jetblastdubai
Wed Feb 06, 2019 9:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UPDATED: AA drops ORD-PEK/PVG, reduces NRT
Replies: 684
Views: 118196

Re: UPDATED: AA drops ORD-PEK/PVG, reduces NRT

DOT has granted American's 90-dormancy waiver for services between Chicago and Beijing and Shanghai, China until June 28, 2019. If AA wasn't able to sustain service for some reason, how can anyone expect the results to be any better after going completely dormant in the market and then try entering...

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by jetblastdubai
Sat Jan 19, 2019 11:45 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SWA 1643 Runway Excursion at OMA
Replies: 82
Views: 11147

Re: SWA 1643 Runway Overrun at OMA

it honestly feels like this happens all the time to WN ..... is it because they fly into smallish airports like OMA? OMA: 14R is 9,500' https://aeronav.faa.gov/d-tpp/1901/00304ad.pdf#nameddest=(OMA) 9,500' should be long enough to land, decelerate and turn off at a speed that allows you to stay on ...

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by jetblastdubai
Fri Jan 18, 2019 11:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SWA 1643 Runway Excursion at OMA
Replies: 82
Views: 11147

Re: SWA 1643 Runway Overrun at OMA

litz wrote:
Weather there apparently is far north of "nasty"


I'm 6 miles west of Eppley and ZERO snow here...just freezing rain.

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by jetblastdubai
Thu Jan 17, 2019 2:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: ORD Global Terminal proposals released
Replies: 102
Views: 16974

Re: ORD Global Terminal proposals released

As a sucker for airport efficiency and workable traffic flow I was hoping to see aerial renderings showing the net number of usable gates and how they are located in relation to taxiways and ramps. I understand different people look for different things in building design but this is ORD and no matt...

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by jetblastdubai
Thu Jan 10, 2019 1:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United #2 Airline Again (Revenue Passenger Miles)
Replies: 49
Views: 9502

Re: United #2 Airline Again

Before heads in Atlanta explode keep in mind RPMs are one of many different metrics on how to rank airlines. There's going to backlash siting pax numbers, profits, market value etc. We'll see the same reactions if (reportedly) ORD comes out on top of ATL for aircraft operations for 2018. Regardless ...

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by jetblastdubai
Thu Jan 03, 2019 6:21 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: U.S. State Dept. Issues China Travel Advisory
Replies: 5
Views: 1424

U.S. State Dept. Issues China Travel Advisory

Just issued - Jan 3, 2019. I can't imagine this Level 2 advisory will help US-China travel. The fallout could be minimal or it could be significant. Interesting times ahead. https://travel.state.gov/content/travel/en/traveladvisories/traveladvisories/china-travel-advisory.html "Exercise increas...

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by jetblastdubai
Thu Jan 03, 2019 1:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: CAAC unveils slots allocation/airline distribution for Beijing’s upcoming PEK/ZBAD dual-hub system
Replies: 72
Views: 10537

Re: CAAC unveils slots allocation/airline distribution for Beijing’s upcoming PEK/ZBAD dual-hub system

Annual pax traffic targets for the dual hubs ZBAD: 45M by 2021 72M by 2025 PEK: 66M-67M by 2021 82M by 2025 Just an observation based on many comments on a-net over the years as well as published information from generally reliable sources: Can China (civilian) ATC accommodate these planned additio...

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by jetblastdubai
Fri Dec 28, 2018 9:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet Upgrade Status - 2018
Replies: 2603
Views: 381257

Re: United Fleet Upgrade Status - 2018

Update on the Shaheen Air A319s coming to UA.  Between the Shaheen 319s and the China Southern frames, UA might be planning to stick with the existing small mainline A/C instead of acquiring a new narrowbody simply to add to the 76-seat fleet. There are probably plenty of current, large RJ markets ...

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by jetblastdubai
Wed Dec 26, 2018 12:46 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Chicago Aviation News - 2018
Replies: 1431
Views: 171437

Re: Chicago Aviation News - 2018

Now there are certain gates that can handle larger aircraft such as B17 since LH parks 748 and 346 aircraft there and UA used to have 744s at C18 and C16 and C20? I think those are probably the only gates that can handle any aircraft larger than a 763. So UA in theory could put some 78s here but wi...

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by jetblastdubai
Thu Dec 13, 2018 5:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA announces SFO-DEL/MEL/YYZ; Expands AKL/AMS/PPT/ICN.
Replies: 507
Views: 74698

Re: UA announces SFO-DEL/MEL/YYZ; Expands AKL/AMS/PPT/ICN.

I was merely making the observation that UA is able to do more with less currently. Whether it's by design or coincidence, UA is taking advantage of opportunities and firmly establishing themselves in certain markets.

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by jetblastdubai
Thu Dec 13, 2018 3:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA announces SFO-DEL/MEL/YYZ; Expands AKL/AMS/PPT/ICN.
Replies: 507
Views: 74698

Re: UA announces SFO-DEL/MEL/YYZ; Expands AKL/AMS/PPT/ICN.

When you look at UA's growth in the past 5 years internationally, it's amazing how much of a role the 787 has had in those plans. Just checked on another site and AA actually has more 787s than UA currently has. (40 vs 39) It appears that AA has had to do more replacing of older (767) aircraft whil...

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by jetblastdubai
Wed Dec 12, 2018 3:08 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA announces SFO-DEL/MEL/YYZ; Expands AKL/AMS/PPT/ICN.
Replies: 507
Views: 74698

Re: United Airlines CEO to Make Historic Route Announcement Tomorrow (12/12)

The word "Historic" sets the bar petty high when making an announcement by an airline with United's resume'. Since the announcement seems to indicate several new/renewed routes, the internet will probably melt by this time on Wednesday. Since guesses are free here, I'll toss out both LAX a...

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by jetblastdubai
Fri Nov 30, 2018 7:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Airlines Network Thread 2018
Replies: 602
Views: 92985

Re: United Airlines Network Thread 2018

Not to complain, but things like this make me wonder what is going on with UA and ORD. ORD is UA’s largest hub, Largest domestic hub. SFO and EWR are UA premier Int'l gateways where competition is stiff. AA at ORD, other than LHR, offers very little competition to Europe and even less to Asia. I'd ...

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by jetblastdubai
Sun Nov 25, 2018 8:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Thanksgiving 2018
Replies: 13
Views: 2412

Re: Thanksgiving 2018

Rdh3e wrote:
DL - LAX 156 (+21),
UA - LAX 158 (+18)


I was under the impression that AA and DL were larger than UA at LAX and UA had slipped to a distant 3rd. Your numbers show that UA/DL are neck and neck at least by number of flights. Are weekday flights numbers this close as well?

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by jetblastdubai
Tue Nov 20, 2018 1:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA Continues DEN Expansion - New Flights to SRQ/VPS/PBI/PNS/BRO
Replies: 41
Views: 5934

Re: UA Continues DEN Expansion - New Flights to SRQ/VPS/PBI/PNS/BRO

My first thought was let's see how long this lasts. UA doesn't have the presence, customer base or brand loyalty in Florida to be able to sustain these routes. I would think these flights are for pax going TO Florida and not necessarily geared toward Florida residents. UA definitely has the custome...

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by jetblastdubai
Mon Oct 08, 2018 9:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Update on EAR-DEN service with OO
Replies: 2
Views: 849

Re: Update on EAR-DEN service with OO

So far, it is looking good for the new OO service from EAR-DEN. I know flying tag flights isn't the most economical thing to do in the airline world but I would think that a tag-on flight from either North Platte or Kearney to LNK would be hugely popular for many travelers. The western part of the ...

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by jetblastdubai
Tue Oct 02, 2018 4:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Airlines orders 9 787-9's
Replies: 172
Views: 33596

Re: United Airlines orders 9 787-9's

Nah, I have no issues with airlines operating the same airplane across their entire fleet. One Emergency AD could shut down your entire long-haul operation if all your 'eggs' were in one type A/C basket. I personally don't see that the A359 adds much of anything unique to UAs fleet that a combinati...

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by jetblastdubai
Sun Sep 16, 2018 2:34 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet Upgrade Status - 2018
Replies: 2603
Views: 381257

Re: United Fleet Upgrade Status - 2018

To keep from having so many over sells during this entire process UA restricted the capacity on all ORD-LHR-ORD flights to the capacity of the 3 cabin aircraft which is 183, this is do to the fact a 3 cabin aircraft can still show up on any one of our 3 ORD-LHR-ORD flights. This current policy does...

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by jetblastdubai
Sat Sep 08, 2018 7:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Azul to replace E-195s by 2021 with E2-195s
Replies: 20
Views: 3491

Re: Azul to replace E-195s by 2021 with E2-195s

I think it will be hard to give away old E190s. Being that UA desperately needs/wants to replace more 50-seaters with 76-seaters, these older E190/195 could provide UA some relatively inexpensive lift while still meeting the ALPA scope requirements. UA could pick up a boatload of them, put then ALL...

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by jetblastdubai
Fri Sep 07, 2018 5:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Chicago Aviation News - 2018
Replies: 1431
Views: 171437

Re: Chicago Aviation News - 2018

Sat 2 will then presumably be where the Terminal 2 traffic is transferred to, and therefore needs to be built before T-2's demolition. That's my understanding anyway. The Air Traffic Controller in me would hope that Satellite 2 can be built first (before Satellite 1) as it would be the least disrup...

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by jetblastdubai
Mon Aug 13, 2018 2:26 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA S18 Departures By Hub And Aircraft Type
Replies: 76
Views: 14375

Re: UA S18 Departures By Hub And Aircraft Type

I was tacitly assuming that any scenario involving AA dehubbing ORD would take the form of some AA-UA deal, such as cash compensation and/or a hub swap such as giving the DEN hub to AA. I don't think UA would have to compensate or swap anything with AA to get a bigger chunk of ORD. UA is slowing sq...

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by jetblastdubai
Fri Aug 10, 2018 1:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet Upgrade Status - 2018
Replies: 2603
Views: 381257

Re: United Fleet Upgrade Status - 2018

It makes me nuts too. I want to make a mock Polaris ad of a business man in a suit in a jet bridge after deplaning with really bad bed head hair: Polaris, $7,400 from EWR, but no more comb in the amity kit” Asiana puts out combs in the economy class lavs. United just always seems to find a way to c...

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by jetblastdubai
Sun Aug 05, 2018 3:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA announces IAD-TLV
Replies: 118
Views: 17056

Re: UA announces IAD-TLV

I think a better comparison would be UA's former DXB-IAD route and that route was a nightmare because almost weekly we were leaving cargo behind, non revs behind and in some cases we even had to leave revenue passengers behind do to weight restrictions. That was the airline version of "nightma...

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by jetblastdubai
Thu Aug 02, 2018 11:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA announces IAD-TLV
Replies: 118
Views: 17056

Re: UA announces IAD-TLV

Nice to see UA add the ability to funnel more connections through IAD instead of delay-prone EWR. The market size of a 20-mile radius around EWR coupled with the hard limitations on the airport itself lead me to believe that there is a lot of untapped O&D potential at EWR that any IAD connection...

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by jetblastdubai
Sun Jul 29, 2018 7:21 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Does anyone here own their own plane?
Replies: 19
Views: 3984

Re: Does anyone here own their own plane?

Had a Cherokee and Seminole in the past. (for building multi-engine hours) Remember the "3 F Rule". If it Flies, Floats or F###s...RENT IT! Maintenance, insurance and tie-downs at MDW were steep. Tried to subsidize my costs by leasing the twin out to a flight school only to find out that f...

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by jetblastdubai
Mon Jul 16, 2018 11:35 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Airlines announces order for 25 E-175 and 4 787-9's
Replies: 55
Views: 13712

Re: United Airlines announces order for 25 E-175 and 4 787-9's

qf789 wrote:
Announced at Farnborough United Airlines has order 25 E-175...


It will be interesting to find out how they negotiated this with ALPA and the scope restrictions. If I'm not mistaken, they were already at their max for 76-seaters without acquiring a new narrowbody. Did I miss something?

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