Anytime you have a ceiling below 3000 ft it almost takes off 20 flights per hour on the arrival rate, and any ceiling below 2000 ft you are guaranteed a ground delay program into SFO. The traffic demand plus the runway configuration neuter the arrival rate badly to where they can only handle 25-35 p...Jump to post
XAM2175 wrote:Remember the very very big elephant in the hanger with the 747 too - fuel tank inerting.
There has been absolutely ZERO mention of keeping 2 747's on property for charter operations. At least in my department that I know of. It was commonly known, and said that all 747's will exit the fleet by the end of the year. The only thing I can think of is we have outstanding charter contracts th...Jump to post
CarbonFibre wrote:Last one is tomorrow (Saturday) op by N107UA.
Oh man, the possibilities! Can just be a reprint of the original model or they can add any combination of upgrades to the -300. I would see UA jumping on this ASAP as we really, really love the 763/4. Its our most liked aircraft by passengers in the fleet. (yes, above the 787)Jump to post
I'd say the majority of seats sold were probably to employees. In my department alone I know of 19 people who bought seats Unless your department had the inside track that this announcement and flight was going to be announced I seriously doubt 19 people from one department bought tickets. I know m...Jump to post
At our carrier, CI 300 is roughly equal to a M.845 at cruise. Other variables apply of course, however we rarely plan flights faster than 300. 25 ranges from M.820-.830 and 150 is about M.840. Not sure if that helps you or not, however those speeds are generally what I see at those indexes if that h...Jump to post
Copa has been flying their 737-800s on routes up to 2,900 nm for more than a decade. Per the information above, Norwegian is blocking-off about 30 seats. So whether blocking 15% of the seats counts as a "tremendous amount of seats" is pretty subjective. People were debating whether or not...Jump to post
It would be impossible to operate these flights year round with this aircraft and not block off a tremendous amount of seats, or not do a technical stop with the current NG 737 fleet. This airplane already is at its absolute maximum limits with these flights and the more I think about it the more i...Jump to post
I feel there is A LOT of information here thats been lost in translation, manipulated to fit the sensationalism and/or just flat out missing.
It is getting to a point where you cant take these kinds of stories seriously anymore.
At UA, the 763/4 are constantly voted by passengers as their favorite aircraft in the fleet. Yes, even over the 787.
Passengers just love it. Its the perfect balance. I just wish it had just a little bit more MTOW capability. This A/C is just begging to be turned into a MAX or NEO or whatever.
It would be impossible to operate these flights year round with this aircraft and not block off a tremendous amount of seats, or not do a technical stop with the current NG 737 fleet. This airplane already is at its absolute maximum limits with these flights and the more I think about it the more it...Jump to post
Guys, its not a big deal. Here are the associated restrictions for having a single seal missing. Straight from the MEL manual itself. For one seal missing the following performance penalties are applied: A. Reduce Takeoff Performance Limited Weight by 100 pounds. B. Reduce Enroute Climb Performance ...Jump to post
Just a slat/flap seal coming loose. You can have several missing before any type of penalty is applied. Even then, its extremely minimal.Jump to post
Gosh, I remember the headphones that used hollow tubes of air instead of wires. HahahaJump to post
United ordered them but are waiting to announce it until they announce the A350 order cancellation first...
UAL SFO-NRT is no longer operated by a 744 as of 2 days ago. Its now on a 77W.
The last routes as of June on the 744 are ICN, PEK, PVG, TPE, FRA and LHR. All out of SFO. From what I hear, TPE is expected to to go 77W in July.
Rumor has it, ICN will be the last B744 flight for UA
It needs to be some variation of NWA and United needs to do some variation of Pan AM Would make the most sense honestly and keep both legacies remembered. Arguing about who purchased what assets and who should do what is pointless. NWA was a major 747 operator and Pan Am was the original. Over the l...Jump to post
If I understand correctly, UA had been using a 757 on the IAH-CCS with an augmented crew. Loads were bad, so they switched to a 737. Since a 737 doesn't have a flat business class seat for a crew rest, they added a stop in AUA do a crew change. Crew can't stay in CCS for safety reasons. Loads are s...Jump to post
The newly required stop in AUA likely killed the economics on this route. If I understand correctly, UA had been using a 757 on the IAH-CCS with an augmented crew. Loads were bad, so they switched to a 737. Since a 737 doesn't have a flat business class seat for a crew rest, they added a stop in AU...Jump to post
Flight is hemorrhaging money every time it operates. Loads are empty, there is no non-stop from IAH anymore. The flight goes IAH-AUA-CCS-IAH now, with a crew change only in AUA. Reason for the stop was they didn't want to overnight crews in CCS anymore. This flight is an absolute total loss on all f...Jump to post
whooooooooooooooo the hell Caaaaaaaaaaaaaares? Enough already. It doesn't really matter. When is Delta going to rebrand? When is AA going to rebrand? When is who the hell cares anymore going to rebrand? As a UA employee I am so sick and tired of hearing this over, and over and over again from whate...Jump to post
How do you annex something that is already part of the US? I think you need to read up on your history. Annexation only occurs when a territory becomes an official state. That is not what annexation means. Annexation simply means to become territory of a government; it is completely independent of ...Jump to post
whooooooooooooooo the hell Caaaaaaaaaaaaaares? Enough already. It doesn't really matter. When is Delta going to rebrand? When is AA going to rebrand? When is who the hell cares anymore going to rebrand? As a UA employee I am so sick and tired of hearing this over, and over and over again from whatev...Jump to post
It's all fun and games until an airplane blows up. A lot of you, on an airline forum think this is funny, or was an overreaction, or is no big dea....etc My goodness some of you people need a reminder what industry this is and what world you live in. God forbid something terrible happens to remind y...Jump to post
Him wearing that hat had nothing to do with this story. That was the only thing trump related about it.
Sensationalist click bait article.
You people are a piece of work. On what planet is being on 1 engine in a twin as safe as being on 3 engines in a quad? None. ETOPS isn't any kind of capability that the aircraft can magically do. Stop applying 120, 138,180, 207...etc to any aircraft as being "perfectly capable" of flying ...Jump to post
On what planet is being on 1 engine in a twin as safe as being on 3 engines in a quad? None. ETOPS isn't any kind of capability that the aircraft can magically do. Stop applying 120, 138,180, 207...etc to any aircraft as being "perfectly capable" of flying on a single engine. The ETOPS min...Jump to post
In this case very smart of UA to return to BOM. No way in hell I'd want to divert to ALA or anywhere else if I was stable enough to return to BOM. Haven't heard much about this incident so I trust UA took good care of the pax w/r/t hotel rooms, rebookings. I wouldn't be so sure of that. There are h...Jump to post
They could have landed in Tehran like NW did with a DC-10-30 . In a emergency I think politics is tossed out the window is it ? The NW Dc-10 was serviced and went onward to AMS without further incident . UA could have done that no ? As you know Iran is not very friendly to the US so anything with a...Jump to post
I take this news as nothing more than bad news. I am sorry, but 2 other major forums I am apart of (or should I say, was) were bought and taken over by VS. Today? It was ran into the ground and they are all but ghost towns. These were major traffic sports forums that had at its peak, thousands of p...Jump to post
But why go back to to BOM and not back to DEL or Bucharest or Munich or even Frankfurt. Several reasons. Passenger protection. Its safe to assume that most of these passengers are from BOM or have a closer reltation to BOM than anywhere else so it makes more sense to bring them back as the flight w...Jump to post