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by jetblastdubai
Mon Jun 18, 2018 5:48 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The Problem With United FAs. Even I'm Fuming At This!
Replies: 240
Views: 71306

Re: THE Problem With United FAs. Even I'm Fuming At This!

KLASM83 wrote:
Man, UA really hasn't recovered from the Glenn and Jeff days.

I will hope that Oscar can turn it around, but when morale is in the dumps and it causes the cranky employees, it's a mark that unfortunately lasts for a while.


It only took 3 replies to blame management.

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by jetblastdubai
Mon Jun 11, 2018 6:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA971 FCO to ORD diverted to Shannon
Replies: 12
Views: 2712

Re: UA971 FCO to ORD diverted to Shannon

I hope, that if this true, that the person who did this gets a long time in jail in the USA since this was a USA registered aircraft. Terrorists and people making terroristic threats belong in GITMO. No more free meals, dry bed, cable TV or country club atmosphere paid for by the taxpayers of any c...

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by jetblastdubai
Tue Jun 05, 2018 2:49 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What should UA do to close the gap with DL?
Replies: 233
Views: 24780

Re: What should UA do to close the gap with DL?

The first thing that UA Management must do... only to hear the UA Management team continually make excuses... The reality is, is that United continues to sputter... Delta knows how to execute. United does not. I see a lot of "it's management's fault" in 99% of these responses. Do work gro...

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by jetblastdubai
Mon Jun 04, 2018 2:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Airlines Network Thread 2018
Replies: 602
Views: 92985

Re: United Airlines Network Thread 2018

I think everyone agrees that United won’t be around 1,000 flights a day like ATL. But by getting to around 550-600 they will be able to replicate the function of ATL on a smaller scale. Geography works to a big advantage for ATL. The number of markets within 500 NM of ATL dwarfs the number of marke...

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by jetblastdubai
Mon Jun 04, 2018 1:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Airlines Network Thread 2018
Replies: 602
Views: 92985

Re: United Airlines Network Thread 2018

http://www.omaha.com/money/united-airli ... 869a7.html
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Hot off the presses, UA to add 2nd daily between SFO and OMA
OMA-SFO
0745-0940 E175
1455-1650 E175

SFO-OMA
0840-1415 E175
1735-2310 E175

http://www.omaha.com/money/united-airli ... 869a7.html

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by jetblastdubai
Fri Jun 01, 2018 2:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United seeks to return to JFK
Replies: 223
Views: 35109

Re: United seeks to return to JFK

The quick solution here is a deal with AA that includes an ORD gate or two... 1. To UA, 2 ORD gates are worth far more than any token access to JFK. UA traded LAX gates for more ORD gates and JFK doesn't offer UA nearly what LAX does. 2. UA doesn't have enough (large) planes to adequately serve som...

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by jetblastdubai
Thu May 24, 2018 12:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: FAA Gives Final Approval to 777X Folding Wings
Replies: 110
Views: 12934

Re: FAA Gives Final Approval to 777X Folding Wings

It's not just a feature that would allow larger A/C into ICAO Code E/ FAA Group V gates. The cost and inconvenience of reconfiguring a gate or two is a drop in the bucket to having to reconfigure airport taxiways to accommodate a large number of super wide A/C. When I worked ATC at ORD there was a r...

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by jetblastdubai
Thu May 24, 2018 2:38 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United 737 MAX 9 Inaugural Plans?
Replies: 14
Views: 4398

Re: United 737 MAX 9 Inaugural Plans?

drerx7 wrote:
Really? Me and LaxDude were on that 77W flight


Me 3. Horrible seat and my leg froze by the exit row door seal.

IMO, I don't see a new version of the same size A/C needing much fanfare at the gate. The 77W was a whole different animal compared to the 772

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by jetblastdubai
Sun May 20, 2018 5:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet Upgrade Status - 2018
Replies: 2603
Views: 381260

Re: United Fleet Upgrade Status - 2018

Will 50 J provide for more upgrade room for premium fliers who would use Global Certificates or miles, therefore seemingly be more generous to loyal fliers? It's not just certs or miles. Fliers can also use a combination of miles and dollars. I flew back and forth between the US and the Middle East...

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by jetblastdubai
Tue May 01, 2018 12:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Chicago Aviation News - 2018
Replies: 1431
Views: 171447

Re: Chicago Aviation News - 2018

In preparation for its AKL-ORD flights beginning in November, Air New Zealand has added 94 domestic destinations to its codeshares with United. Going westbound, NZ/*A can connect to a substantial number of Oceana markets without the big backtrack of going thru SYD. https://www.airnewzealand.com/rou...

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by jetblastdubai
Mon Apr 23, 2018 2:50 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: OAG Changes 4/22/2018:AA Drops MIA-OMA;AS Suspends DTW-PDX; AV Adds BOS-SAL, MCO-GUA/LIM/SAL;B6 +GCM-FLL;UA +ORD-SHD
Replies: 60
Views: 10653

Re: OAG Changes 4/22/2018:AA Drops MIA-OMA;AS Suspends DTW-PDX; AV Adds BOS-SAL, MCO-GUA/LIM/SAL;B6 +GCM-FLL;UA +ORD-SHD

Midwesterners seem to prefer the Gulf side of Florida for some reason. Because we've seen Miami. :lol: Additionally, UA has traditionally been the 'go to' airline of the US3 for the smaller midwest cities so they've got loads of established frequent fliers. Their rank in OMA might have dropped for ...

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by jetblastdubai
Fri Apr 20, 2018 7:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Chicago Aviation News - 2018
Replies: 1431
Views: 171447

Re: Chicago aviation news - 2018

ZBA2CGX wrote:
I would love to see how they unload A380 from a hardstand in the middle of the winter. If I was a passenger I would not be happy.


I've offloaded at a remote gate in Dubai in mid-summer. I would say it's equally unpleasant. 1st World problems.

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by jetblastdubai
Sun Apr 15, 2018 5:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: OAG Changes 4/15/2018: WS Drops YYC-DFW/ORD, BOS-YUL; UA Adds IAD-PBG; AS Trims More Transcons
Replies: 104
Views: 12051

Re: OAG Changes 4/15/2018: WS Drops YYC-DFW/ORD, BOS-YUL; UA Adds IAD-PBG; AS Trims More Transcons

For all the doom and gloom about IAD, it seems like UA is gradually building up the small market connectivity that would make the hub a lucrative part of the network. I would much-prefer that these new, smaller markets connect through IAD instead of capacity-crunched EWR. IAD still provides connnec...

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by jetblastdubai
Fri Apr 13, 2018 6:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet Upgrade Status - 2018
Replies: 2603
Views: 381260

Re: United Fleet Upgrade Status - 2018

Could the 76L be new PS aircraft? Introducing Polaris on trans con premium heavy routes. My bet is on "yes". This would be the perfect ship/configuration for the mission. Premium (very) heavy, widebody atmosphere and not downgrading to a smaller A/C like A321 Transcon operators have done....

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by jetblastdubai
Thu Apr 12, 2018 9:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Chicago Aviation News - 2018
Replies: 1431
Views: 171447

Re: Chicago aviation news - 2018

Was probably too heavy for 32R. A lot of the Asian flights used 32L. Sometimes they’d have to wait quite a while before departing. For ATC, 32L full-length departures were almost always a pain to coordinate and execute efficiently while still within the bounds of a handful of separation standards. ...

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by jetblastdubai
Thu Apr 12, 2018 11:53 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet Upgrade Status - 2018
Replies: 2603
Views: 381260

Re: United Fleet Upgrade Status - 2018

Easyjet 319s are confirmed, with CFM motors. Plan is to build up to a fleet with “critical mass” (more than what’s going to be ordered initially) to make the new engines cost-effective. Well-placed source; you can book it. This might be a sign that UA has finally scrapped the idea of acquiring a ne...

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by jetblastdubai
Wed Apr 11, 2018 12:54 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Airlines orders 47 additional 787's (22 788's and 25 789's), cancels A350 order
Replies: 565
Views: 79044

Re: American Airlines orders 47 additional 787's (22 788's and 25 789's), cancels A350 order

Also, MD-80 and E-190 fleets still being retired in 2019. Does APA have the same type of scope language in their contract that limits the number of 70-76-seaters that can fly under the Eagle banner? UA scope clause is linked directly to a "new narrowbody" such at CS100/E190. If APA has a ...

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by jetblastdubai
Tue Apr 10, 2018 12:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Will UA order more 787-8 to replace 21 oldest 767-300s ?
Replies: 85
Views: 12390

Re: Will UA order more 787-8 to replace 21 oldest 767-300s ?

[The code D issue isn't much of a problem anymore. Mainly old US airports have code D gates. New airports or renovated airports have built mostly code C and code E gates which includes most of Asia. UA's dilemma is that their biggest hub is one of those "old" US airports. With the current...

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by jetblastdubai
Thu Apr 05, 2018 12:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: ORD Tower
Replies: 5
Views: 1583

Re: ORD Tower

Out of curiosity, why was the old tower at ORD not demoed after the new one opened? Was it retained for ramp control? The old ATC tower was kept for a couple of reasons. It's available as a backup tower in the very unlikely event that the new tower becomes unusable for any reason. Most of the elect...

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by jetblastdubai
Fri Mar 30, 2018 1:50 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Chicago Aviation News - 2018
Replies: 1431
Views: 171447

Re: Chicago aviation news - 2018

How does traffic landing on 10R cross 10L? Does the 10R traffic back track to taxiway DD like 10C? Correct. Today we did 10R>Y>P>DD (or CC-not sure) and in to terminals. Its a long trek. yeo And the beauty of it is that you never had to stop the aircraft and the Captain had the choice of taxiing at...

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by jetblastdubai
Thu Mar 29, 2018 2:31 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: ORD $8.5B Expansion Deal - Update: City Council Approved
Replies: 371
Views: 49207

Re: ORD $8.5B Expansion Deal - Update: City Council Approved

More info from the Chicago Tribune. United & American have signed the leases. From the Trib: "Ald. David Moore, 17th, was the lone City Council vote against the bond issue. He had expressed reservations about supporting it unless the big bond underwriting firms could show him they were bri...

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by jetblastdubai
Thu Mar 29, 2018 12:39 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Did United ever serve Brazil with the 747?
Replies: 13
Views: 1753

Re: Did United ever serve Brazil with the 747?

I think they might have from their short lived MIA hub? I remember seeing a UA 747 there when I was a kid, but could have been from Europe. The day UA took over the Pan Am LHR hub in 1991, they ran 742s from several cities including MIA. Not sure how long the MIA 742 lasted but I seem to recall tha...

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by jetblastdubai
Thu Mar 29, 2018 12:11 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Chicago Aviation News - 2018
Replies: 1431
Views: 171447

Re: Chicago aviation news - 2018

Planeboy17 wrote:

Many good memories of taking off on (then) 32L from T in my lifetime!


As a controller, free-rolling T10 was the ultimate position. RIP

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by jetblastdubai
Fri Mar 16, 2018 3:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: ORD $8.5B Expansion Deal - Update: City Council Approved
Replies: 371
Views: 49207

Re: ORD Expansion Deal - Update: AA Now Onboard

If the new Global Terminal is only 8-9 WB gates as shown in the flyer, seems like its probably like it will be just for AA and UA and their "core partners" 8-9 gates will not be enough to accommodate both UA and AA (plus select Alliance partners) Int'l arrivals and departures. I would exp...

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by jetblastdubai
Fri Mar 02, 2018 2:16 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: ORD $8.5B Expansion Deal - Update: City Council Approved
Replies: 371
Views: 49207

Re: ORD Expansion Deal - Update: AA Accuses City of Collusion w/ UA

Agreed. Turning down gates at ORD seems almost as misguided as UA giving up the leases on the ex-CO gates in T6 at LAX. According to the USA Today article, UA traded those 4 LAX gates for 2 ORD gates with AA. UA must have determined that 2 ORD gates were more valuable to them than 4 LAX gates. AA, ...

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by jetblastdubai
Tue Feb 27, 2018 2:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Dubai runway to close for 6 weeks in 2019
Replies: 23
Views: 5953

Re: Dubai runway to close for 6 weeks in 2019

I think it must have been some time since you have been in DXB, the hold points have stop bars. Been off 30R a few times via M13A, no indication of pavement damage. I wish the ground controllers would take a breath issuing instructions between holds and taxiways/taxilanes. You are correct, there ar...

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by jetblastdubai
Tue Feb 27, 2018 4:11 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Dubai runway to close for 6 weeks in 2019
Replies: 23
Views: 5953

Re: Dubai runway to close for 6 weeks in 2019

replacement of ground lighting. The aim is “to boost safety, service and capacity levels”. I worked ATC at DXB for a number of years and as a controller, I thought the runway lighting system was the absolute worst system I've ever seen. The runway lights were directional meaning you could only have...

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by jetblastdubai
Mon Feb 26, 2018 5:09 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet Upgrade Status - 2018
Replies: 2603
Views: 381260

Re: United Fleet Upgrade Status - 2018

https://flightaware.com/live/flight/N24973
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KVH68 wrote:
789

N24973
02/25/18, IAD-SFO, Flight# 0424
02/25/18, SFO-IAD, Flight# 0753
02/26/18, IAD-SFO, Flight# 0424
02/26/18, SFO-IAD, Flight# 0753



First revenue day is not IAD-SFO-IAD-GRU https://flightaware.com/live/flight/N24973

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by jetblastdubai
Mon Feb 26, 2018 3:11 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: ORD $8.5B Expansion Deal - Update: City Council Approved
Replies: 371
Views: 49207

Re: ORD Expansion deal close

http://www.flychicago.com/SiteCollectio ... rminal.pdf
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Tugger wrote:
Is anyone able to link to a plan that shows the terminal letters? I just don't know O'Hare that well.

Tugg


http://www.flychicago.com/SiteCollectio ... rminal.pdf

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by jetblastdubai
Mon Feb 26, 2018 2:56 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: ORD $8.5B Expansion Deal - Update: City Council Approved
Replies: 371
Views: 49207

Re: ORD Expansion deal close

I believe the C concourse extension was designed that way so ORD/UA could replace the original C concourse down the road...remember T1 will be 40 years old by the time this is all built. C concourse was designed to accommodate the aircraft of the time and the alley gates are not reconfigurable to f...

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by jetblastdubai
Sun Feb 25, 2018 6:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: OAG Changes 2/25/2018: HA Drops OAK-KOA, Defers LIH; AS Drops SFO-MEX
Replies: 97
Views: 11976

Re: OAG Changes 2/25/2018: HA Drops OAK-KOA, Defers LIH; AS Drops SFO-MEX

As for the UA cuts, I thought they were in growth mode per their earnings call. What happened? UA is in the process of incorporating 63 additional CR2 aircraft operated by Air Wisc. There must be some frequency increases somewhere in the system as very few of the CR2s are for replacements but inste...

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by jetblastdubai
Mon Feb 19, 2018 12:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United's 234 seat 753s to debut June 7th
Replies: 14
Views: 4948

Re: United's 234 seat 753s to debut June 7th

AA737-823 wrote:
Seat pitch seems, at 31, to be the new norm. But that's a LOT more people for a lot SAME overhead bin space.


It's possible that some of those seats are planned to be Basic Economy only which would help with the overhead bin space issues.

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by jetblastdubai
Sun Feb 11, 2018 5:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: OAG Changes 2/11/2018:DY>DI Certificate Shift; F9; ; G4
Replies: 38
Views: 7773

Re: OAG Changes 2/11/2018:DY>DI Certificate Shift; F9; ; G4

enilria wrote:
UA ORD-LNK JUN 4>3 JUL 4>1.7 AUG 4>1.5 SEP 4>1.0 OCT 4>1.0


I'd be shocked if these cuts actually stick. That's a severe reduction in a monopoly market, especially in Sept/Oct when the college sports season is in full swing.

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by jetblastdubai
Mon Feb 05, 2018 2:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why does UA fly the 757 to LHR?
Replies: 64
Views: 12673

Re: Why does UA fly the 757 to LHR?

JRL3289 wrote:
UA may not be able to match the capacity/frequency of AA/BA or DL/VS on NYC-LON, but they have always maintained a strong offering for local traffic.


Could it be that UA is just lacking the widebody frames needed to cover all their routes that might justify a larger plane?

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by jetblastdubai
Wed Jan 31, 2018 4:59 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Expanded UA at DEN, IAH, ORD
Replies: 8
Views: 1702

Re: Expanded UA at DEN, IAH, ORD

Kirby specifically said in the earnings call that the increased capacity will be principally as a result of fleet additions, not upgauging: First of all, the upgauging, which has been a steady upward pace over the last few years, it does pause this year. It starts going up again in '19 and '20 base...

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by jetblastdubai
Wed Jan 31, 2018 4:22 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Expanded UA at DEN, IAH, ORD
Replies: 8
Views: 1702

Re: Expanded UA at DEN, IAH, ORD

Kirby is talking 17% increase at DEN, IAH, and ORD. Any speculations of new routes? A lot of any increase might come from subbing larger aircraft. This year alone, UA is picking up 14 additional widebody A/C and a handful of new MAXs. 5-6 used, ex-CZ A319s also come out of the shop fairly soon. Bes...

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by jetblastdubai
Tue Jan 30, 2018 5:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Airlines Network Thread 2018
Replies: 602
Views: 92985

Re: United Airlines Network Thread 2018

It's not really much of a gateway for either carrier though as they're both more focused on local traffic. AA has service to 6 cities TPAC (7 airports - HND/NRT). UA has service to 5 cities TPAC. Keep in mind that UA is rumored to be announcing a new/re-newed route out of LAX in the future (HKG or ...

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by jetblastdubai
Mon Jan 29, 2018 2:06 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: OAG Changes 1/28/2018:AS Drops DAL-SFO?; DL Adds SLC-PIT; F9 Drops MCO-CUN; UA Drops IAH-BDL, LAX-TUS
Replies: 117
Views: 16528

Re: OAG Changes 1/28/2018:AS Drops DAL-SFO?; DL Adds SLC-PIT; F9 Drops MCO-CUN; UA Drops IAH-BDL, LAX-TUS

UA SFO-STS MAR 3>2 Is this route already becoming a loser? <100 miles is drivable, regardless of traffic. It's a waste of airspace and usable runway for a 50-seater into an airport with such frequent capacity issues. http://airportexpressinc.com/schedule.php#to-sfo The bus ride might be 2 1/2 hours...

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by jetblastdubai
Sun Jan 28, 2018 7:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet Upgrade Status - 2018
Replies: 2603
Views: 381260

Re: United Fleet Upgrade Status - 2018

The CRJ-200s are the worst. Not quite, having no flight at all is worse. For the bulk of us that don't live in a hub or large city, we're used to getting scraps for many flights although even a 50-seater is better than nothing. As long as the elected arm of ALPA loves the 50-seaters, UA is going to...

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by jetblastdubai
Wed Jan 24, 2018 6:39 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: IAD Runway OPS
Replies: 14
Views: 2050

Re: IAD Runway OPS

Correction! I meant I have never seen an arrival on 12 My guess is that 12 isn't normally used for arrivals due to a potential conflict with a 12 go-around and any go-around or departure off of any of the 19s. ORD used to run dual and triple converging approaches (non-parallel runways) and although...

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by jetblastdubai
Wed Jan 24, 2018 5:52 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: IAD Runway OPS
Replies: 14
Views: 2050

Re: IAD Runway OPS

I was wondering about Dulles runway configurations. I have seen Landings on 1C 1R and departure on 1C and 30. I have never really seen landings on 30 and use of 19R/1L Any configurations I’m missing? http://aeronav.faa.gov/d-tpp/1801/05100ad.pdf#nameddest=(IAD) If IAD landed on 30, it would limit t...

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by jetblastdubai
Wed Jan 24, 2018 3:42 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet Upgrade Status - 2018
Replies: 2603
Views: 381260

Re: United Fleet Upgrade Status - 2018

United1 wrote:
UA released its fleet plan for this year:

Deliveries:
4 77W
3 78J
4 789
3 763ER (ex HA)
10 737MAX-9

No mainline retirements...



14 widebody additions is huge. Aren't there some more ex-CZ A319/A320s in the pipeline?

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by jetblastdubai
Tue Jan 23, 2018 6:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Will UA return to JFK ?
Replies: 63
Views: 10703

Re: Will UA return to JFK ?

I do indeed think that better, one seat, mass transit is sorely needed to all 3 airports. Not needed as much as long overdue general investments in subway system upkeep and modernization. We're on it! http://www.omaha.com/money/lincoln-kawasaki-plant-due-to-land-largest-contract-ever-an/article_ef3...

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by jetblastdubai
Tue Jan 23, 2018 12:58 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: MSP Airport closed
Replies: 10
Views: 3678

Re: MSP Airport closed

ual763 wrote:
Supposed to be snow showers next weekend too. Can't imagine the absolute chaos this could potentially cause with the Super Bowl and all...


Super Bowl is in 2 weeks. Feb 4. Teams might arrive a week or so before the game but out-of-town fans won't arrive in any big numbers until later.

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by jetblastdubai
Mon Jan 22, 2018 9:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: U.S. TSA Requires Tougher Cargo Screening from Certain Middle East Airports
Replies: 4
Views: 935

U.S. TSA Requires Tougher Cargo Screening from Certain Middle East Airports

"WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Transportation Security Administration (TSA) said on Monday it will require six Middle Eastern carriers to undergo enhanced cargo screening as part of an effort to raise global aviation security. The emergency amendment covers carriers in five countries flying o...

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by jetblastdubai
Mon Jan 22, 2018 3:49 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Chicago Aviation News - 2018
Replies: 1431
Views: 171447

Re: Chicago aviation news - 2018

Not sure I follow...for commercial ops, MDW is effectively a 2 runway airport, just like LGA. The other main runway being 4R/22L. As other posters have noted, there should be no material impact to commercial traffic if 13L/31R were closed to accommodate terminal expansion. Keep in mind that MDW is ...

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by jetblastdubai
Sun Jan 21, 2018 8:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Will UA return to JFK ?
Replies: 63
Views: 10703

Re: Will UA return to JFK ?

So will United try to fight their way back into JFK or is it a lost cause ? IMO, until UA has enough mainline aircraft to be competitive in more of their existing markets, opening up a highly-competitive, high-frequency, mainline-only market would hurt more than help. A 5-way battle for JFK transco...

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by jetblastdubai
Sat Jan 20, 2018 4:35 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What are the effects of a US government shutdown in aviation?
Replies: 20
Views: 3230

Re: What are the effects of a US government shutdown in aviation?

On the other hand, US passport offices will be closed so US travelers needing a passport will be out of luck. While this sounds cool it is fake news: https://www.uspassporthelpguide.com/government-shutdown/ That's new then. During the shutdown in 2013 I was unable to renew my passport and had to st...

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by jetblastdubai
Fri Jan 19, 2018 11:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What are the effects of a US government shutdown in aviation?
Replies: 20
Views: 3230

Re: What are the effects of a US government shutdown in aviation?

So maybe atc tsa are not affected by the shutdown, don’t know if they will get paid until after the shutdown. ATC and TSA are essential so they will be at work regardless of a shutdown. On the other hand, US passport offices will be closed so US travelers needing a passport will be out of luck. I b...

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by jetblastdubai
Fri Jan 19, 2018 2:36 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: ATIS
Replies: 10
Views: 928

Re: ATIS

What does "Altimeter 1009" mean in ATIS? 1009 would be a QNH value in hPa (hectopascals) and is not used in the US. I can't think of any situation where the word "altimeter" would ever be used with a QNH value. http://www.aviatorjoe.net/go/wx/KORD/ - US metar http://www.aviatorj...

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