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by N649DL
Thu Jun 20, 2019 4:46 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United 757-200 hard landing at EWR
Replies: 166
Views: 40360

Re: United 757-200 hard landing at EWR

If they need a late build 757 with RR engines AA retired a bunch with relatively low time. And there are passenger models to be had out there. From foreign carriers. There are way more RR equipt frames than PW. UA also has legacy PW 757s sitting in the desert as well. With only 15 ex-PS frames, the...

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by N649DL
Wed Jun 19, 2019 5:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United 757-200 hard landing at EWR
Replies: 166
Views: 40360

Re: United 757-200 hard landing at EWR

If they need a late build 757 with RR engines AA retired a bunch with relatively low time. And there are passenger models to be had out there. From foreign carriers. There are way more RR equipt frames than PW. UA also has legacy PW 757s sitting in the desert as well. With only 15 ex-PS frames, the...

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by N649DL
Mon Jun 17, 2019 8:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: passenger hits flight attendant, then pukes during Delta flight from IND to CDG
Replies: 100
Views: 13329

Re: passenger hits flight attendant, then pukes during Delta flight from IND to CDG

The guy was seated in Y and the disturbance took place before any such service would have taken place in Y. It happened very shortly into the flight, again 40 minutes after takeoff when they diverted. If you add up the time in-flight, taxing on the ground, boarding this guy if he was drinking heavi...

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by N649DL
Sun Jun 16, 2019 9:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: passenger hits flight attendant, then pukes during Delta flight from IND to CDG
Replies: 100
Views: 13329

Re: passenger hits flight attendant, then pukes during Delta flight from IND to CDG

Rough Day indeed. I actually flew DL on LAX-AUS last night and someone puked in the isle and I almost stepped in it on the 320. Probably the only time I've witnessed vomit on a plane. Lucky you! I'll bet there are quite a few people on here (myself included) that have seen waaaay more than our shar...

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by N649DL
Sun Jun 16, 2019 7:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: passenger hits flight attendant, then pukes during Delta flight from IND to CDG
Replies: 100
Views: 13329

Re: passenger hits flight attendant, then pukes during Delta flight from IND to CDG

Rough Day indeed. I actually flew DL on LAX-AUS last night and someone puked in the isle and I almost stepped in it on the 320. Probably the only time I've witnessed vomit on a plane. Hopefully Mr. Morin will get to spend serious time in the lock-up. I see this guy is only 21, just wondering if a co...

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by N649DL
Sun Jun 16, 2019 7:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United 757-200 hard landing at EWR
Replies: 166
Views: 40360

Re: What’s the emergency at EWR?

N181AN and N182AN are also in the desert and have RR engines, and they're newer (1999 build) than N26123. Maybe AA would be willing to offload one for the right price? Good Question, IDK but historically UA hasn't been about acquiring second hand 757s. They got 3 ex-HA 763 recently, and even that w...

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by N649DL
Sat Jun 15, 2019 9:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United 757-200 hard landing at EWR
Replies: 166
Views: 40360

Re: What’s the emergency at EWR?

[All frames in the desert would be sUA (PW powered) 757s so while not an exact match, they probably could use a few as the ex-PS fleet is stretched thin already. N181AN and N182AN are also in the desert and have RR engines, and they're newer (1999 build) than N26123. Maybe AA would be willing to of...

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by N649DL
Sat Jun 15, 2019 9:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United 757-200 hard landing at EWR
Replies: 166
Views: 40360

Re: What’s the emergency at EWR?

That will leave a nasty mark! The question is if that’s repairable. Did the main gear blow out to cause the nose gear to smash onto the runway? I see single runway operations when EWR reopens. It's repairable, even if they need to cut off the nose and graft on a new one. More extreme things have be...

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by N649DL
Sat Jun 15, 2019 9:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United 757-200 hard landing at EWR
Replies: 166
Views: 40360

Re: What’s the emergency at EWR?

Could hydraulic failure have anything to do with it? Seems to be a common problem with the 757 and 767 series. Well as I fly the 757/767 and our airline has about 200 of them, I never heard of any”common problem” with hydraulics. Maybe with a 2nd rate airline with poor maintenance. Heck, I never ha...

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by N649DL
Fri Jun 14, 2019 7:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Airlines "Evolution" to Globe Livery released
Replies: 1797
Views: 366356

Re: United Airlines "Evolution" to Globe Livery released

I took another look at the E175 after the post "glare" comment. It looks better upon a second look, mainly for the tail compared to the 738. This is one color scheme where I look at it and it from different angles based on the dimensions and go back and fourth on how I feel about it. Sort ...

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by N649DL
Fri Jun 14, 2019 5:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Is DL under serving JFK/SFO business?
Replies: 51
Views: 6913

Re: Is DL under serving JFK/SFO business?

Last time I flew on DL from JFK-LAX was last Thanksgiving on an A333 and all the J class seats were full. I got upgraded to Comfort + and it was probably the roomiest coach seat I've ever sat in. I flew DL for work LAX-SFO in February and compared to LAX, SFO is quite dead by comparison except for a...

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by N649DL
Thu Jun 13, 2019 6:29 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Because Delta (DL) has not canceled NRT-SIN?
Replies: 83
Views: 12635

Re: Because Delta (DL) has not canceled NRT-SIN?

You're just nitpicking at this point. If by "nitpicking" you mean addressing an oft-repeated but rarely-substantiated lore of this website, then sure..... SFO isn't all that much closer than LAX and it probably has to have seats blocked off as well. The word "probably" should be...

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by N649DL
Thu Jun 13, 2019 4:59 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Because Delta (DL) has not canceled NRT-SIN?
Replies: 83
Views: 12635

Re: Because Delta (DL) has not canceled NRT-SIN?

....what city/metro/area is sending an even-remotely significant number of high-yield connecting pax to SIN (or really, any other ULH destination), that UA serves from SFO but not LAX? UA at LAX just isn't as big enough of a feeder hub UA does just fine on legacy routes like SYD and LHR from LAX bu...

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by N649DL
Thu Jun 13, 2019 1:58 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: How many United routes were shifted from IAD to EWR?
Replies: 11
Views: 2989

Re: How many United routes were shifted from IAD to EWR?

Within the last 2 years BDL-EWR has completely ceased in favor of BDL-IAD. Of which BDL-EWR was all on ERJ or Q400 and now has some mainline to IAD. Post Merger with UA/CO, IAD-EZE went to EWR can was canned from IAD on a 3-Class 763, then it was dropped and brought back within the last few years fr...

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by N649DL
Wed Jun 12, 2019 6:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Because Delta (DL) has not canceled NRT-SIN?
Replies: 83
Views: 12635

Re: Because Delta (DL) has not canceled NRT-SIN?

Well right now Delta offer no connections on either end. That's more a function of you erratically conflating "connection" with "codeshare," than it is a statement of fact. SIN is primarily about US military presence in SIN :lol: :lol: :lol: The feed going into the UA hub at SFO...

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by N649DL
Wed Jun 12, 2019 3:51 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA Will Now Hold Flights for Connects
Replies: 68
Views: 9961

Re: UA Will Now Hold Flights for Connects

If this is true UA's OTP is about to collapse, but if this tool really works I guess OTP becomes kinda meaningless. My understanding is the tool looks to planned enroute time and considers A:14 performance in scoring whether to recommend a hold. If systemwide OTP suffers measurably I'm sure UA can ...

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by N649DL
Wed Jun 12, 2019 3:46 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Because Delta (DL) has not canceled NRT-SIN?
Replies: 83
Views: 12635

Re: Because Delta (DL) has not canceled NRT-SIN?

I can't think of a single DL hub that would be able to support ULH service in the US to SIN. I think it's smart they operate NRT-SIN independently considering how badly UA did on LAX-SIN. There's no way DL could make SEA-SIN work on a nonstop either. UA's LAX-SIN is more performance issue than anyt...

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by N649DL
Wed Jun 12, 2019 1:51 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta transitions BOS to Hub status, names SJC, BNA, and AUS as new focus cities
Replies: 304
Views: 41621

Re: Delta transitions BOS to Hub status, names SJC, BNA, and AUS as new focus cities

DFW in 04 was a medium sized city, with DL being a distant number two, too many RJs, and an airline industry in disarray. In retrospect with the growth of Texas and the metroplex, Delta could have had a spot there akin to AA at ORD. They just needed to ride out the bad years and start upguaging. Bu...

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by N649DL
Wed Jun 12, 2019 1:39 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Because Delta (DL) has not canceled NRT-SIN?
Replies: 83
Views: 12635

Re: Because Delta (DL) has not canceled NRT-SIN?

I can't think of a single DL hub that would be able to support ULH service in the US to SIN. I think it's smart they operate NRT-SIN independently considering how badly UA did on LAX-SIN. There's no way DL could make SEA-SIN work on a nonstop either.

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by N649DL
Wed Jun 12, 2019 1:30 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA Will Now Hold Flights for Connects
Replies: 68
Views: 9961

Re: UA Will Now Hold Flights for Connects

Absolutely. The app is probably going be useful at some hubs where it's a straight shot to the gate for a connection (DEN / IAD / IAH) but hazardous with terminal switching and/or bad hub on-time performance (EWR / SFO.) Let's hope the app is will be built well like the current UA app. The app itse...

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by N649DL
Wed Jun 12, 2019 1:07 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA Will Now Hold Flights for Connects
Replies: 68
Views: 9961

Re: UA Will Now Hold Flights for Connects

depending on implementation, this can become the greatest thing since sliced bread, a total nightmare, or anything in between. Departure hold has to be accommodated either by delay down the line or by block time engineering. If it is about short delays, when pax run to the gate to see the pushback,...

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by N649DL
Tue Jun 11, 2019 10:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Airlines "Evolution" to Globe Livery released
Replies: 1797
Views: 366356

Re: United Airlines "Evolution" to Globe Livery released

Check this out, I've been checking for a while but they are finally up. Boeing makes 3D computer models of each airline livery on each plane that their customers have and that they still sell. They finally updated the United livery, so you can now see what it looks like on the 777, 787, 737, and 73...

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by N649DL
Sun Jun 09, 2019 2:12 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA Increasing Mainline Service From ORD
Replies: 28
Views: 5166

Re: AA Increasing Mainline Service From ORD

Not really sure why both UA and AA have such high % of regional jets at ORD. I feel if one of them were to upgauge the majority of their ORD flights to mainline, they'd gain a significant advantage over the other. There are a TON of reasons for this for both airlines and it stems back to the 1990s....

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by N649DL
Fri Jun 07, 2019 5:11 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Will DL bulk up SLC to be more like UA at DEN?
Replies: 56
Views: 7137

Re: Will DL bulk up SLC to be more like UA at DEN?

The SLC CSA is over 2.6 million and growing, not huge, but not small potatoes either. To clarify, I am not saying DL at SLC matches UA at DEN, as UA is over 500 flights and growing. However, I don't see why getting it to around 400 with more regional destination adds isn't feasible. IDK, to me that...

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by N649DL
Fri Jun 07, 2019 4:56 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA Fleet Updates - 2019
Replies: 777
Views: 130013

Re: AA Fleet Updates - 2019

Looks like with the modifications on hold AA will stay on plan to retire a/c this year even if the Max doesn't come back online until sometime post summer. So I'm assuming by the EOY the MD80s, E190s (I think they go this year) and LUS 757s will be gone. FWIW, I saw quite a few 757s flying into DFW...

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by N649DL
Wed Jun 05, 2019 6:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta MD-88s as of Summer 2019
Replies: 64
Views: 6677

Re: Delta MD-88s as of Summer 2019

Ionosphere wrote:
I wonder what the longest historical DL MD-88 flight was?


I recall about 10 years ago that an MD-88 did ATL-LAX when another plane went in for MX. I don't believe it was scheduled.

Also, IIRC the MD-88 flew ATL-TUS at one point.

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by N649DL
Wed Jun 05, 2019 1:27 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta transitions BOS to Hub status, names SJC, BNA, and AUS as new focus cities
Replies: 304
Views: 41621

Re: Delta transitions BOS to Hub status, names SJC, BNA, and AUS as new focus cities

SJC is the largest surprise. I was just in SFO in Feb. flying DL and other than a beautiful Sky Club, it was largely deserted around 5pm. I have no idea what they want with SJC when they're wanting to concentrate on SEA and LAX overall. LAS is already a big DL station, why not make that a Focus Cit...

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by N649DL
Tue Jun 04, 2019 7:30 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta transitions BOS to Hub status, names SJC, BNA, and AUS as new focus cities
Replies: 304
Views: 41621

Re: Delta transitions BOS to Hub status, names SJC, BNA, and AUS as new focus cities

As much as I love DL, this announcement comes as a shocker to me overall: I was just in AUS two weeks ago. Other than the Sky Club Construction (and signage for it), there's hardly any mention to be made on DL out of this so-called "Focus City." I fly DL a lot as a status member but I'm no...

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by N649DL
Tue Jun 04, 2019 1:14 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Will DL bulk up SLC to be more like UA at DEN?
Replies: 56
Views: 7137

Re: Will DL bulk up SLC to be more like UA at DEN?

I would be surpriaed to see SLC grow like DEN. I was just there and it was a small city. Yes, it is growing and isolated, but compared to Denver it felt small. SLC seems to have great service for a city of its size. Maybe a few more frequencies would be nice, especially to the East. The SLC CSA is ...

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by N649DL
Mon Jun 03, 2019 4:12 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Will DL bulk up SLC to be more like UA at DEN?
Replies: 56
Views: 7137

Re: Will DL bulk up SLC to be more like UA at DEN?

Not until the new terminal opens. Compared to UA at DEN, you're probably not going to see some of the new UAL additions on DL to SLC like BTV or PWM and I doubt NRT is going to ever come back. They have done a nice job of up-gauging certain routes like SLC-EWR used to be an A320 and it's now a 737-...

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by N649DL
Mon Jun 03, 2019 1:49 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Will DL bulk up SLC to be more like UA at DEN?
Replies: 56
Views: 7137

Re: Will DL bulk up SLC to be more like UA at DEN?

Not until the new terminal opens. Compared to UA at DEN, you're probably not going to see some of the new UAL additions on DL to SLC like BTV or PWM and I doubt NRT is going to ever come back. They have done a nice job of up-gauging certain routes like SLC-EWR used to be an A320 and it's now a 737-9...

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by N649DL
Mon Jun 03, 2019 1:28 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: AA agrees to order 50 Airbus A321XLR's
Replies: 325
Views: 53399

Re: RUMOR: American to order A321LR

Replacement for the 757 indeed, those planes are getting old. I think they should be more worried about the 737 MAX ban and keeping the existing 757s around for those missions temporarily. Most of AA's 757s aren't all that old. Majority are from the late 1990s / early 2000s with a few domestic AA a...

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by N649DL
Fri May 31, 2019 2:40 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA stock hits a 3-year low
Replies: 101
Views: 10425

Re: AA stock hits a 3-year low

Gotta get Doug Parker out of there. They guy is a schmuck. He has destroyed what AA built up to pre merger. They became a great airline with great service only to be turned into an ULCC in a tuxedo. As an ex multi year gold with AA, I haven’t stepped foot on AA metal for 4 years. I hope the board c...

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by N649DL
Thu May 30, 2019 6:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Airlines 767 Cabins Since Delivery
Replies: 129
Views: 20419

Re: American Airlines 767 Cabins Since Delivery

With only have 56K dial up back in the 1990s, AA's interiors were difficult to track. Here's what I'm thinking for certain aircraft types: 1. MD-80: AA heavily invested in the new interiors of the hundreds of S80s in the fleet so that they stayed competitive. By 2001-2002 all had new seats and adju...

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by N649DL
Thu May 30, 2019 12:35 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA stock hits a 3-year low
Replies: 101
Views: 10425

Re: AA stock hits a 3-year low

The ultimate coup would be to bring Kirby back as CEO. I think Doug and Kirby got into it at a bar fight somewhere in the DFW-Area which led Kirby to get forced out (Kidding, but maybe?) Par for the course, but I can't imagine how many intoxicated fights ex-US upper management got into in the PHX-A...

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by N649DL
Wed May 29, 2019 10:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA stock hits a 3-year low
Replies: 101
Views: 10425

Re: AA stock hits a 3-year low

I flew EZE-DFW last week with a legacy AA crew in business class and it was a fantastic flight but then I stepped onto an LUS A321 from DFW-PHX in first and it was worse than anything from Frontier and Spirit. The domestic side of AA is absolute garbage and has been thoroughly destroyed by this man...

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by N649DL
Thu May 23, 2019 10:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA167 LIS-IAD Divert DCA
Replies: 82
Views: 16733

Re: UA167 LIS-IAD Divert DCA

I'm in Virginia for work right now and a line of storms passed through our area (1.5 hours from DC) and the squall line only looked to be intensifying. We had about a 5 minute Thunderstorm but this was at 1pm. The sun is out right now and it's gorgeous. A 757 can easily divert to DCA but if the situ...

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by N649DL
Wed May 22, 2019 5:01 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: NW vs UA Who was stronger in TPAC network?
Replies: 43
Views: 4111

Re: NW vs UA Who was stronger in TPAC network?

About the same, they both went back and fourth as being #1 IMHO. For instance both operated flights to NRT from spoke cities: NW did ORD-NRT, UA (before merging with CO) did EWR-NRT, both did SEA-NRT. Very similar but UA's SFO hub was a better jumping point than DTW. NW made DTW work well to Asia th...

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by N649DL
Wed May 22, 2019 12:36 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What Will Replace DL's 757-351?
Replies: 76
Views: 10638

Re: What Will Replace DL's 757-351?

17 years old? That's nothing. Delta has 757-200s that are 25+ years old and will fly with new interiors until they're not airworthy anymore (maxing out cycles) The 753 is a rare breed. No direct replacement unless DL wants to convert 763s to a domestic configuration (all of the domestic 763s have be...

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by N649DL
Wed May 15, 2019 3:09 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Business insider: Boeing 737-800 is “older version of MAX”
Replies: 104
Views: 16778

Re: Business insider: Boeing 737-800 is “older version of MAX”

Media spinning as usual FTW. The 738 doesn't have the software issues which led to downed planes or the same engine types. Yet the public is going to be scared for a while when flying on a "737" because they don't know the difference between the MAX and the NG 737s. In fact, I chose to fly...

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by N649DL
Sat May 11, 2019 6:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Denver hub 1990s?
Replies: 89
Views: 12302

Re: United Denver hub 1990s?

Cal lite was the ‘brainchild’ of Bob Ferguson, who’s management genius was on the same level as Smisek It was such a money losing disaster it nearly caused Cal to re-enter bankruptcy and the situation was only salvaged at the last minute by the hiring of Gordon Bethune and his brilliant management ...

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by N649DL
Sat May 11, 2019 4:34 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Airlines 767 Cabins Since Delivery
Replies: 129
Views: 20419

Re: American Airlines 767 Cabins Since Delivery

With only have 56K dial up back in the 1990s, AA's interiors were difficult to track. Here's what I'm thinking for certain aircraft types: 1. MD-80: AA heavily invested in the new interiors of the hundreds of S80s in the fleet so that they stayed competitive. By 2001-2002 all had new seats and adjus...

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by N649DL
Sat May 11, 2019 2:07 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Denver hub 1990s?
Replies: 89
Views: 12302

Re: United Denver hub 1990s?

Why would they have dumped DEN, which was pretty consistently the largest hub not named Chicago? And even if they had, CO sure as heck wasn’t just going to be able to waltz in the front door without a fight from WN, DL, F9, and AA. What's crazier to me is how (according to this thread) CO dumped it...

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by N649DL
Thu May 09, 2019 6:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What will replace United's 767’s
Replies: 46
Views: 8966

Re: What will replace United's 767’s

The 787-8 at 30% higher OEW than a 767-300ER is going to be way much airplane for a lot of routes. The additional seats on the 788 will be way less than 30% thereby reducing the margins of the 788s lower operating costs. The 788 is a very heavy “plastic” airplane. Recall when Dirt bag Jeff Smisek w...

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by N649DL
Wed May 08, 2019 11:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Denver hub 1990s?
Replies: 89
Views: 12302

Re: United Denver hub 1990s?

Going even more OT, IMO CO should've made a move for F9. They had quite an extensive codeshare, complementary fleets and networks, and CO really wanted to get back in to DEN. Before the UA merger, there were rumors that if UA dumped DEN during bankruptcy, that CO would be all over it like white on ...

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by N649DL
Sun May 05, 2019 7:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Denver hub 1990s?
Replies: 89
Views: 12302

Re: United Denver hub 1990s?

I honestly think if CO stuck it out at DEN they would've still have been there for a long while up until the merger with UA. Had CALite not happened, possibly. DEN made a lot of sense in CO's network, and CO had such a long history there. It's easy to see how the hub would have maybe faded away in ...

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by N649DL
Sun May 05, 2019 4:57 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Denver hub 1990s?
Replies: 89
Views: 12302

Re: United Denver hub 1990s?

I always like the CO hub that operated at Stapleton, but didnt operate at DEN. I find it fascinating that CO operated Stapleton-LGW on the last flight...never to return back to DEN. Was there a dispute with the airport over costs? Not really. CO was actually the first (and for a while, the only) ai...

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by N649DL
Thu May 02, 2019 10:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why did UA cancel SEA-NRT?
Replies: 48
Views: 6489

Re: Why did UA cancel SEA-NRT?

The second era of UA's SEA-NRT was really the casualty of a lot of factors, most of which being the 2001 recession, 9/11, UA's bankruptcy, and eventually Smisek who gutted UA's SEA operation. The flight originated and terminated in DEN, which at the time couldn't alone support DEN-NRT with a 777. B...

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by N649DL
Thu May 02, 2019 5:05 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why did UA cancel SEA-NRT?
Replies: 48
Views: 6489

Re: Why did UA cancel SEA-NRT?

It was a Smisek era "Scorched Earth" cut along with closing BKK. Sure SEA-NRT was probably breaking even (or not as profitable as the other routes to NRT) but the main reason I believe was the SEA base was super senior and did cost a lot of money to maintain it. Although it did give DL th...

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by N649DL
Thu May 02, 2019 1:38 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why did UA cancel SEA-NRT?
Replies: 48
Views: 6489

Re: Why did UA cancel SEA-NRT?

It was a Smisek era "Scorched Earth" cut along with closing BKK. Sure SEA-NRT was probably breaking even (or not as profitable as the other routes to NRT) but the main reason I believe was the SEA base was super senior and did cost a lot of money to maintain it. Although it did give DL the...

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