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by N649DL
Sun Mar 17, 2019 12:07 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Jersey Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 46
Views: 3733

Re: New Jersey Aviation Thread - 2019

I'm under the impression UA is getting more gates. But why would it be a shame if UA doesn't get more gate. Don't you want more competition at EWR? While I am in favor of more competition at EWR, I can understand WN and NK not adding any nonstop routes out of EWR that are likely to be unprofitable ...

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by N649DL
Sat Mar 16, 2019 9:01 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Why doesn't UA fly EWR-GIG?
Replies: 33
Views: 4041

Re: Why doesn't UA fly EWR-GIG?

It's been tried I believe by CO and it failed on a DC-10, but I can't fully recall. I believe it's because of getting the correct flying rights once again to perform the route. Brazil is a tough market in general and I think it's largely dominated by AA domestically. Be glad UA serves GRU from ORD/...

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by N649DL
Sat Mar 16, 2019 5:06 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Why doesn't UA fly EWR-GIG?
Replies: 33
Views: 4041

Re: Why doesn't UA fly EWR-GIG?

It's been tried I believe by CO and it failed on a DC-10, but I can't fully recall. I believe it's because of getting the correct flying rights once again to perform the route. Brazil is a tough market in general and I think it's largely dominated by AA domestically. Be glad UA serves GRU from ORD/I...

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by N649DL
Fri Mar 15, 2019 8:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Airlines "Evolution" to Globe Livery released
Replies: 1792
Views: 363205

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

Aside: I find it interesting that such a nice new big United Club is at DFW, (AA territory) yet there are none at other major competition’s hubs (Eg; Miami). From an image standpoint, just having a UC in an enemy territory is a strong statement! SEA, ATL, BOS and LGA in a few months all have remode...

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by N649DL
Fri Mar 15, 2019 6:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Airlines "Evolution" to Globe Livery released
Replies: 1792
Views: 363205

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

One of my favorite all time color schemes was TranStar. It was solid purple but looked teal blue in certain lighting. They always looked great so it's either purple holds up better or they went out of business too soon. Here it is... https://www.airliners.net/photo/TranStar-Airlines/McDonnell-Dougl...

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by N649DL
Fri Mar 15, 2019 8:32 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: B737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q1 2019
Replies: 6472
Views: 716317

Re: B737MAX Grounded Worldwide

I hope not, but on the other hand we should de-stigmatize a "cautionary grounding". In this regard Boeing should have behaved much more maturely, and immediately propose themselves a grounding of the MAX variant. Thing is, at the end of the day, the MAX was going to end up grounded anyway...

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by N649DL
Fri Mar 15, 2019 12:06 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Airlines "Evolution" to Globe Livery released
Replies: 1792
Views: 363205

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

Any chance of a full on blue livery that covers the entire aircraft and fully ditch the Euro White colors (EG: "Battleship Gray 90s scheme") or would that be way too expensive to maintain? I'd say close to zero. UA has done dark colours already and it looks shabby after a few years. One o...

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by N649DL
Fri Mar 15, 2019 12:04 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Will MAX grounding delay AA MD-80 retirements AGAIN?
Replies: 114
Views: 16581

Re: Will MAX grounding delay AA MD-80 retirements AGAIN?

Considering the MAX was slate to operate MIA-BSB I would say it's more related to keeping the 752s (L-AA / L-US) around longer. If the ban continues past a few months, perhaps maybe pulling a few 757s or 763s out of the desert. Those 757s and 763s in the desert are probably not even owned by the ai...

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by N649DL
Thu Mar 14, 2019 7:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Will MAX grounding delay AA MD-80 retirements AGAIN?
Replies: 114
Views: 16581

Re: Will MAX grounding delay AA MD-80 retirements AGAIN?

Considering the MAX was slate to operate MIA-BSB I would say it's more related to keeping the 752s (L-AA / L-US) around longer. If the ban continues past a few months, perhaps maybe pulling a few 757s or 763s out of the desert.

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by N649DL
Wed Mar 13, 2019 6:57 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: United HQ Lease Extension
Replies: 37
Views: 6042

Re: United HQ Lease Extension

Also, when UA originally moved to Willis Tower several offices from different locations were consolidated into the one location. If there was any fire at a UA office before everything was consolidated, it would not have affected as many different departments as it could now. I can't seem to find an...

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by N649DL
Wed Mar 13, 2019 5:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Airlines "Evolution" to Globe Livery released
Replies: 1792
Views: 363205

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

No that clearly wasn't the messaging. "Jailbird Jeff Smisek" wanted to keep the livery out of sheer ego and stubbornness. Remember the comment "Well I'd like to keep the logo because I made it!" comment? Which, of course he probably didn't but he was an absolute egotist and many...

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by N649DL
Wed Mar 13, 2019 2:32 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Airlines "Evolution" to Globe Livery released
Replies: 1792
Views: 363205

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

Cool renderings-however-the initial hint also said there would be purple involved in addition to globe not going away. Purple globe? Purple belly? I mean-of course that wouldn't look good-but don't know how for life of me purple will be incorporated without looking goofy or LCC like. The FlightGlob...

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by N649DL
Tue Mar 12, 2019 4:43 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Airlines "Evolution" to Globe Livery released
Replies: 1792
Views: 363205

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

The globe livery is out of date and does not make me think of United Airlines. United used to have great brand awareness, positive or negative. The globe does not make me think of United at all. The globe did well with PanAm. Hopefully United will introduce a new logo and branding to improve its im...

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by N649DL
Tue Mar 12, 2019 2:58 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Airlines "Evolution" to Globe Livery released
Replies: 1792
Views: 363205

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

Doubt it’s the real one, but I personally like this one: http://www.airline-empires.com/uploads/gallery/album_52/med_gallery_9879_52_49218.jpg It’s smart and has hints of the Blue livery. Looks good, but it looks more like something that was thought of in 2010. That's the PMUA bottom half with a PM...

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by N649DL
Mon Mar 11, 2019 4:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: OAG Changes 3/10/2019:Y4 New Routes;WN HNL-KOA/OGG;VC Trims;ET Adds ABJ-IAD;DL Ends DTW-GRU
Replies: 83
Views: 12087

Re: OAG Changes 3/10/2019:Y4 New Routes;WN HNL-KOA/OGG;VC Trims;ET Adds ABJ-IAD;DL Ends DTW-GRU

Another big hit for Detroit losing GRU. At this point anything Delta adds at Detroit is pretty much meaningless are far as growth goes because every add gets washed away by an equal cancelation or reduction in service. I recall that DTW-GRU was launched during the recession for the big 3 automakers...

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by N649DL
Sun Mar 10, 2019 8:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: OAG Changes 3/10/2019:Y4 New Routes;WN HNL-KOA/OGG;VC Trims;ET Adds ABJ-IAD;DL Ends DTW-GRU
Replies: 83
Views: 12087

Re: OAG Changes 3/10/2019:Y4 New Routes;WN HNL-KOA/OGG;VC Trims;ET Adds ABJ-IAD;DL Ends DTW-GRU

Another big hit for Detroit losing GRU. At this point anything Delta adds at Detroit is pretty much meaningless are far as growth goes because every add gets washed away by an equal cancelation or reduction in service. I recall that DTW-GRU was launched during the recession for the big 3 automakers...

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by N649DL
Sun Mar 10, 2019 7:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: OAG Changes 3/10/2019:Y4 New Routes;WN HNL-KOA/OGG;VC Trims;ET Adds ABJ-IAD;DL Ends DTW-GRU
Replies: 83
Views: 12087

Re: OAG Changes 3/10/2019:Y4 New Routes;WN HNL-KOA/OGG;VC Trims;ET Adds ABJ-IAD;DL Ends DTW-GRU

Another big hit for Detroit losing GRU. At this point anything Delta adds at Detroit is pretty much meaningless are far as growth goes because every add gets washed away by an equal cancelation or reduction in service. I recall that DTW-GRU was launched during the recession for the big 3 automakers...

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by N649DL
Sun Mar 10, 2019 5:05 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Airlines "Evolution" to Globe Livery released
Replies: 1792
Views: 363205

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

Any speculation on what aircraft type will sport the first of the new paint design? New delivery? Tossup. Plane going into repaint is easy to do. Changing a new airplane's factory applied paint is a little more involved and takes more lead time. Could be a aircraft going in for a complete repaint i...

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by N649DL
Sat Mar 09, 2019 11:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Airlines "Evolution" to Globe Livery released
Replies: 1792
Views: 363205

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

DL unveiled their current livery as they exited bankruptcy in 2007. The merger with NW wasn't announced for another year. I get that the widget is pointed at an angle, but I think it's entirely a coincidence and not some tribute to NW. No it wasn't, why would they tilt it on the tail like NW compas...

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by N649DL
Sat Mar 09, 2019 8:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Airlines "Evolution" to Globe Livery released
Replies: 1792
Views: 363205

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

2. This, should have been considered since the beginning of the merger but Smisek was way too arrogant to do so. AA/US and DL/NW both did this on the tail to represent the carrier that doesn't exist anymore. Yet many viewed not keeping the "U" was some sort of a hostile corporate takeover...

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by N649DL
Sat Mar 09, 2019 8:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Express/Commutair incident 3/4 at Presque Isle, ME
Replies: 106
Views: 23998

Re: United Express/Commutair incident 3/4 at Presque Isle, ME

Is that a cynical joke or something? Screwed up if it is, you know Smisek (who almost went to jail) from CO/UA was in favor of this crap and got canned because of the Port Authority deal. Not to mention the Colgan crash in BUF (Andrew Dice Clay) "What rock did you crawl out from? Huh pal?"...

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by N649DL
Sat Mar 09, 2019 5:41 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Express/Commutair incident 3/4 at Presque Isle, ME
Replies: 106
Views: 23998

Re: United Express/Commutair incident 3/4 at Presque Isle, ME

All were released from the hospital yesterday afternoon. Great news. OK, let the jokes fly ;) Will be interesting to see if they write this thing off. Its one way of reducing UA's RJ fleet... Is that a cynical joke or something? Screwed up if it is, you know Smisek (who almost went to jail) from CO...

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by N649DL
Sat Mar 09, 2019 2:57 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Would it be better if BA flew their LCY-NY flight to LGA?
Replies: 81
Views: 11086

Re: Would it be better if BA flew their LCY-NY flight to LGA?

Cubsrule wrote:
Perimeter Rule?


There are ways to get around that. For instance the Saturday services out of LGA past the perimeter and DEN is grandfathered in.

I'd be more curious if the size of LGA's runways would prevent the range of such a route if it wasn't a low density 757.

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by N649DL
Sat Mar 09, 2019 2:54 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Airlines "Evolution" to Globe Livery released
Replies: 1792
Views: 363205

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

Of course employees are hearing lots of rumors. Key decisions and final designs are of course tightly under wraps. However, there are some themes across the multiple "leaks." 1. The globe will continue to be used. The globe stands for United being a leader amongst global airlines and ther...

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by N649DL
Fri Mar 08, 2019 8:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Airlines "Evolution" to Globe Livery released
Replies: 1792
Views: 363205

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

I'm not sure why people hate the globe. It has a professional look and that's what Continental was about. They were kind of the only legacy that had their act together in the late 90's and 2000's. Not by the time they merged though. They already ditched free meals and you had to pay for DirecTV by ...

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by N649DL
Wed Feb 27, 2019 3:15 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DAL KSNA<->KATL future after B-757 retirement
Replies: 43
Views: 3823

Re: DAL KSNA<->KATL future after B-757 retirement

I'd wager SNA will be one of the last DL domestic 757 routes when it's time. Over 100 were refurbished just recently with new interiors, so they'll be around for quite some time. Only the oldest 1990-1993 frames with no winglets will be the first to go when they hit cycle limits in under 5 years tim...

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by N649DL
Tue Feb 26, 2019 5:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Questions about the final year of Eastern
Replies: 128
Views: 12680

Re: Questions about the final year of Eastern

This recently just came out and really goes in-depth of what happened to Eastern in the 1980s. It's really well done: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Wpg95rJWAIs&fbclid=IwAR3xX7lYU0UqU4RB_z91QHk6cUb-nFqT3s3PNzL3DWLrvY1frnjRnKZxwNY Essentially, EA had a BIG downfall post 1985. They had a ton of d...

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by N649DL
Fri Feb 15, 2019 4:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA resize FA crew bases - grow DFW + LAX, shrink PHX + STL
Replies: 62
Views: 11211

Re: AA resize FA crew bases - grow DFW + LAX, shrink PHX + STL

Regional is up but mainline is down? That's like, most US hubs in general. Every time UA makes an addition out of EWR or ORD it seems to be on an ERJ or E170. Both regional and mainline are down: In July 2008, Mesa operated 98 peak-day departures for US. In July 2013, Mesa and SkyWest operated 87 p...

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by N649DL
Thu Feb 14, 2019 7:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 10 years ago - Feb. 12, 2009 - Flight CO3407 crash
Replies: 72
Views: 10067

Re: 10 years ago - Feb. 12, 2009 - Flight CO3407 crash

There's another thread right now in this forum about AA resizing their crew bases for FA's. Growing DFW and LAX, shrinking PHX and STL. Hundred's of FA's just like that being displaced. AA is doing this because this is how AA thinks it will be a better airline. Not nearly as bad as the FO commuting...

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by N649DL
Thu Feb 14, 2019 7:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United expands domestically at DEN
Replies: 22
Views: 4562

Re: United expands domestically at DEN

https://twitter.com/united/status/1096103041000923136?s=21 Apologies if this has been discussed. United announced today the addition of DEN-SYR/PWM/BTV/GSP/RSW/PNS/SAV. I haven’t seen any information other than this tweet. I can’t help but think this is a response to F9’s recent expansion frenzy at...

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by N649DL
Thu Feb 14, 2019 5:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA resize FA crew bases - grow DFW + LAX, shrink PHX + STL
Replies: 62
Views: 11211

Re: AA resize FA crew bases - grow DFW + LAX, shrink PHX + STL

PHX was IIRC artificially overstaffed due to employee integration issues at US. However, the hub seems to be thriving under the AA brand. AA probably makes a killing on the new/resumed regional routes like PHX-ASE, PHX-JAC and PHX-STS. Along with all the new/resumed regional routes, there have been...

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by N649DL
Wed Feb 13, 2019 11:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA resize FA crew bases - grow DFW + LAX, shrink PHX + STL
Replies: 62
Views: 11211

Re: AA resize FA crew bases - grow DFW + LAX, shrink PHX + STL

American has 13 domestic bases DFW- 5600 Based there MIA- 4000 NYC- 2800 CLT-2700 LAX -2600 PHL-2600 ORD-2400 PHX- 2260 DCA-820 BOS-420 SFO-415 STL-210 RDU-95 They also have 3 bases in South America in EZE, LIM and SCL Yikes. That's a big cut for PHX, unless the LAX crews are picking up PHX flying....

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by N649DL
Wed Feb 13, 2019 5:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Airlines 767 Cabins Since Delivery
Replies: 129
Views: 20269

Re: American Airlines 767 Cabins Since Delivery

I remember flying the AA 767s and 763s after 2000, starting in 2002 to 2008 mainly. My first time flying the 763 was in August 2002 on DFW-HNL and had the newer blue seats with adjustable headrests but older bulkheads (1980s looking with clouds, looked like out of a cartoon.) The J cabin had the up...

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by N649DL
Wed Feb 13, 2019 4:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Airlines 767 Cabins Since Delivery
Replies: 129
Views: 20269

Re: American Airlines 767 Cabins Since Delivery

I remember flying the AA 767s and 763s after 2000, starting in 2002 to 2008 mainly. My first time flying the 763 was in August 2002 on DFW-HNL and had the newer blue seats with adjustable headrests but older bulkheads (1980s looking with clouds, looked like out of a cartoon.) The J cabin had the upd...

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by N649DL
Tue Feb 12, 2019 8:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 10 years ago - Feb. 12, 2009 - Flight CO3407 crash
Replies: 72
Views: 10067

Re: 10 years ago - Feb. 12, 2009 - Flight CO3407 crash

This crash has always infuriated me due to the incompetent actions of the pilots. I don't mean to be harsh, as their loss is a tragedy, but the way they reacted to the situation was absolutely ridiculous. The most basic thing you learn in flying is how to recover from a stall. Nose down and power o...

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by N649DL
Tue Feb 12, 2019 5:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta 757s to hot and high airports - future?
Replies: 38
Views: 6444

Re: Delta 757s to hot and high airports - future?

We should remember that this is the airline that retired the DC9 in 2014. If Delta need 757s they will keep them for as long as legally and safely possible True but those were the NW DC-9-50 variants built in the late 1970s and kept in great shape through it's time with DL. They basically had 717 i...

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by N649DL
Tue Feb 12, 2019 3:04 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta 757s to hot and high airports - future?
Replies: 38
Views: 6444

Re: Delta 757s to hot and high airports - future?

Wouldn't the A319's also be due for replacement by that point? The newest one turned 15 in November - about the same age as the newest 752's. Doubt it. Ex-NW 319s were delivered from 1999-2003 and were also all just refurbished with new interiors. Originally I think they were done so to do missions...

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by N649DL
Tue Feb 12, 2019 12:46 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta 757s to hot and high airports - future?
Replies: 38
Views: 6444

Re: Delta 757s to hot and high airports - future?

What aircraft would Delta use to hot and high airports like Bogota once it could no longer use the 757s that it uses today? They just finished refurbishing all the 757s which I don't think are going away until cycles are up. Probably a nonissue for the next 3-5 years. The 73G or 319 would be my bes...

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by N649DL
Mon Feb 11, 2019 10:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta 757s to hot and high airports - future?
Replies: 38
Views: 6444

Re: Delta 757s to hot and high airports - future?

What aircraft would Delta use to hot and high airports like Bogota once it could no longer use the 757s that it uses today? They just finished refurbishing all the 757s which I don't think are going away until cycles are up. Probably a nonissue for the next 3-5 years. The 73G or 319 would be my bes...

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by N649DL
Mon Feb 11, 2019 9:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: OAG Changes 2/10/2019:AA Exits JFK-MCO; DL Extends ATL-OAK
Replies: 65
Views: 13376

Re: OAG Changes 2/10/2019:AA Exits JFK-MCO; DL Extends ATL-OAK

I'm stumped about what AA wants to to at JFK. They just announced a $300+ million renovation on T8, yet they keep cutting flights from JFK. Do they intend on cutting more markets from JFK, despite having the new facility, or do they plan on actually adding frequencies/markets from JFK? I think it h...

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by N649DL
Mon Feb 11, 2019 8:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why did American Eagle get rid of the ATR 72/42
Replies: 67
Views: 10592

Re: Why did American Eagle get rid of the ATR 72/42

B6 was part of it but the combination of runway expansions and the better runway performance of newer aircaft (the 738 in AA's case) is also a large part of what killed the hub. There aren't too many airports left in the Caribbean whose runways cannot support a fully loaded 738 to MIA. Places like ...

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by N649DL
Sun Feb 10, 2019 10:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why did American Eagle get rid of the ATR 72/42
Replies: 67
Views: 10592

Re: Why did American Eagle get rid of the ATR 72/42

The ATRs also had an issue with safety records in freezing temps because of one big crash in the 1990s with a base at ORD. For the bazillionth time: the ATR met all FAA icing certification requirements. Now you might take the position that those requirements were insufficient, but the ATR successfu...

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by N649DL
Sun Feb 10, 2019 3:57 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why did American Eagle get rid of the ATR 72/42
Replies: 67
Views: 10592

Re: Why did American Eagle get rid of the ATR 72/42

ATRs were definitely old, as a SAAB owner I'm more biased but I don't believe they were as old or as unreliable. The newest ATR 72 group was 1997/98, retired in 2012. The newest group of SAABs was 1996, retired in 2008. Dang. I had no idea they were that young. I remember ATRs flying around in the ...

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by N649DL
Sun Feb 10, 2019 3:52 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Will DL return to HKG again?
Replies: 120
Views: 17462

Re: Will DL return to HKG again?

If I had to guess, maybe DL would try (maybe again, can't remember) HKG-NRT or try HKG-HNL. "EWR is a very large United fortress hub with lots and lots of feed for the flight." I'm willing to bet at certain times of the year that EWR-HKG and even EWR-NRT do poorly but are kept around for n...

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by N649DL
Sun Feb 10, 2019 3:26 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why did American Eagle get rid of the ATR 72/42
Replies: 67
Views: 10592

Re: Why did American Eagle get rid of the ATR 72/42

The ATRs were old. As in very, very old by the time of retirement in the late 2000s with no replacement online except for ERJs. Same deal (more or less) with the Saabs which greatly affected the LAX regional network upon retirement. The SF3s were more widespread back in the 1990s with bases at LAX/J...

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by N649DL
Fri Feb 08, 2019 1:04 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Reuters: United to add premium seats on regional and mainline jets
Replies: 270
Views: 26206

Re: United orders 50 CRJ-550s, announces increased premium seating

https://pbs.twimg.com/media/Dys2dwZUwAA8A0T.jpg Hmmm...Where’s the lav on this plane? I only see closets and a galley. Seriously. And also, anyone remember AA's attempt at DAL with the F100s in this low density nearly all business class type set up. It didn't work. Similar economics, similar missio...

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by N649DL
Thu Feb 07, 2019 9:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Reuters: United to add premium seats on regional and mainline jets
Replies: 270
Views: 26206

Re: United orders 50 CRJ-550s, announces increased premium seating

The CRJ-550 is a dumb idea. Weight and balance definitely an issue, but it just seems tacky and I don't see UAL pulling it off right. They want more premium seats? Pull some old and stored 757s out of the desert with 24 loungers in the front. Does this also mean UAL is keeping around more 763s? Whi...

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by N649DL
Thu Feb 07, 2019 8:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Reuters: United to add premium seats on regional and mainline jets
Replies: 270
Views: 26206

Re: United orders 50 CRJ-550s, announces increased premium seating

Well good news on the Airbus fleet. Can’t see these choices being very resilient in economic downturns. But, for once, UA is a first-mover. The CRJ-550 is interesting (but IMHO, fatally flawed. They must really, really not want to go to mainline pilots to renegotiate scope.) But as for 319s with 12...

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by N649DL
Fri Feb 01, 2019 2:16 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Will UAL return to Africa
Replies: 68
Views: 9730

Re: Will UAL return to Africa

Well, for one stops even BA at LHR surpasses what can be offered from the US. That's quite a few routes, IMHO. That's arguable. BA serves what? 6,7, sub-sahara destinations? And some of those are afternoon or evening departures making for very long connections on top of what's already a long detour...

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by N649DL
Thu Jan 31, 2019 6:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Will UAL return to Africa
Replies: 68
Views: 9730

Re: Will UAL return to Africa

It does, but from a one stop connection network from the US it's hard to beat BA at LHR, AF at CDG, LH at FRA. Are you sure about that? BA only serves eight destinations in sub-Saharan Africa from LHR (ABV, ACC, CPT, DUR, JNB, LOS, NBO and SEZ). Furthermore, the overnight southbound to ABV, CPT, DU...

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