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by N649DL
Sat Oct 20, 2018 1:25 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta MCO-GRU ending?
Replies: 86
Views: 10916

Re: Delta MCO-GRU ending?

I personally never thought this route stood a chance long term. I always thought MCO-Europe would be better fits. Local O&D and mismatched connecting traffic wasn't going to hold up. Similar to the fate of MIA-LHR about 6 years ago (anybody remember that one?)

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by N649DL
Fri Oct 19, 2018 10:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why did UA get rid of so many PW 757’s
Replies: 52
Views: 10952

Re: Why did UA get rid of so many PW 757’s

Well, I think now they'd wish they had more of them considering 15 ex-PS 757s aren't going to cut it when they break down which seems to happen often... Aren't you actually making part of the point for getting rid of them? That is, the PW powered 752s weren't well maintained during the Tilton years...

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by N649DL
Fri Oct 19, 2018 10:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United ends Hamburg for good
Replies: 69
Views: 13523

Re: United ends Hamburg for good

Please do us a favor and knock off the ex-CO ex-UA junk. We are all sick of it and have moved on. Please join the rest of us in 2018 and move on too. It was *slowly* churning into a subsidiary preference argument. Dumping on the 763s isn't right because they obviously find it useful to convert them...

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by N649DL
Fri Oct 19, 2018 4:58 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why did UA get rid of so many PW 757’s
Replies: 52
Views: 10952

Re: Why did UA get rid of so many PW 757’s

Well, I think now they'd wish they had more of them considering 15 ex-PS 757s aren't going to cut it when they break down which seems to happen often. Perhaps that's why EWR-HAM got cut as well as quite a few smaller secondary Euro markets (and/or made seasonal) as a result. There really isn't much ...

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by N649DL
Fri Oct 19, 2018 2:39 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United ends Hamburg for good
Replies: 69
Views: 13523

Re: United ends Hamburg for good

Sounds like you are just biased towards the CO leadership days which were totally overrated. And I also miss flying up the DC-9-50 at NW but I'm not holding a grudge to DL for not keeping them around. FYI There are a lot of complaints about the ex-CO 757s being worked to the bone and getting really...

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by N649DL
Thu Oct 18, 2018 7:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United ends Hamburg for good
Replies: 69
Views: 13523

Re: United ends Hamburg for good

I can only assume you don't fly much on them. I am fresh off a TATL 752 into ORD today and even after years of relative neglect it is still a superior product to the aged 3 cabin 763s, it was all the more so several years back when it was kept a bit "fresher" shall we say. Ouch! 50-60 yea...

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by N649DL
Thu Oct 18, 2018 8:12 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United post Q3 2018 earnings
Replies: 41
Views: 9116

Re: United post Q3 2018 earnings

NWhat bothers me is the constant comparison to DL and the remarks about the gap between them. DL is doing great and it's nice to see that UA is too. I don't think this is about one doing better than the other, it's simply about running a good operation and getting a solid bottom line return. Compar...

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by N649DL
Thu Oct 18, 2018 8:08 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Turkish to Start Newark Service
Replies: 51
Views: 10087

Re: Turkish to Start Newark Service

When exactly? I can't find anything from 1996 per say. ...it's "per se" ;) TK launched JFK service in 1988 with an A310, then switched to IST-BRU-EWR which it operated for two years in late 1991, then switched back to JFK. Oh gee, well maybe autocorrect on apple devices should get onboard...

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by N649DL
Thu Oct 18, 2018 8:06 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United ends Hamburg for good
Replies: 69
Views: 13523

Re: United ends Hamburg for good

I think the point is comparing success of pre-Smisek CO by offering a consistent year round quality product that business traffic could rely on. In the cost cutting world of Smisek (which may have happened even with out the merger) UA lost all this, but offering a product better suited to summer ti...

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by N649DL
Thu Oct 18, 2018 1:13 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Turkish to Start Newark Service
Replies: 51
Views: 10087

Re: Turkish to Start Newark Service

As we posted in the Turkish Aviation thread last month.. :bigthumbsup: TK29 IST-EWR 1315-1720 A333 TK30 EWR-IST 2230-1515 A333 Great news for Newark , am surprised TK didn’t fly there before They did previously fly to EWR. They opted to consolidate at JFK. When exactly? I can't find anything from 1...

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by N649DL
Thu Oct 18, 2018 1:09 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United post Q3 2018 earnings
Replies: 41
Views: 9116

Re: United post Q3 2018 earnings

Nice results. Interesting how they trashed IAH over the last few years about the O&G market in decline yet they are now praising it. Probably has to do with re-banking it entirely. HOU and to a lesser extent DEN do well with high oil. As others noted, natural hedging. But some is good execution...

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by N649DL
Tue Oct 16, 2018 11:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Future of UA's Airbus Fleet
Replies: 40
Views: 7968

Re: Future of UA's Airbus Fleet

I personally don't see the oldest A320 frames making it to their 30th birthdays. Most of UA's 320s were delivered in the mid/late 1990s with some even delivered as late as 2002 so they have a range of them. The 319s are significantly younger though.

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by N649DL
Tue Oct 16, 2018 11:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United post Q3 2018 earnings
Replies: 41
Views: 9116

Re: United post Q3 2018 earnings

Nice results. Interesting how they trashed IAH over the last few years about the O&G market in decline yet they are now praising it. Probably has to do with re-banking it entirely.

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by N649DL
Tue Oct 16, 2018 11:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What is Deltas plan for CLT?
Replies: 68
Views: 12753

Re: What is Deltas plan for CLT?

I could see DL launching LAX-CLT any day now. Beyond that, I'm not sure how they would make a focus city out of CLT when RDU is right now the road. Perhaps maybe some point to point new routes like CLT-RDU/BOS/CLE/BDL/MCO/MSY depending on what corporate contracts they can pick up on. Recall there is...

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by N649DL
Tue Oct 16, 2018 10:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United ends Hamburg for good
Replies: 69
Views: 13523

Re: United ends Hamburg for good

Longtime follower, first post so apologies for any unintended stupid things :smile: OAG and German newspaper Hamburger Abendblatt just confirmed that United has left Hamburg for good and will not resume the EWR flight next year. I don't want to start a discussion on why UA leaves, this has been dis...

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by N649DL
Tue Oct 16, 2018 12:19 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United ends Hamburg for good
Replies: 69
Views: 13523

Re: United ends Hamburg for good

Longtime follower, first post so apologies for any unintended stupid things :smile: OAG and German newspaper Hamburger Abendblatt just confirmed that United has left Hamburg for good and will not resume the EWR flight next year. I don't want to start a discussion on why UA leaves, this has been dis...

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by N649DL
Sun Oct 14, 2018 1:45 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Tran: What would it be like today?
Replies: 55
Views: 7456

Re: Air Tran: What would it be like today?

IAmGaroott wrote:
If not part of WN, AS probably would have picked them up before VX.


I agree. AS and AirTran would've been a nice marriage. Especially since DL played it smart and grabbed a hub in SEA with it's HQ in ATL.

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by N649DL
Sun Oct 14, 2018 1:40 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet Upgrade Status - 2018
Replies: 2602
Views: 368589

Re: United Fleet Upgrade Status - 2018

On the 757-200 spreadsheet, what is the "New Seats Reported?" Are the sCO 757s getting a new type of seat, or are only the seat covers being renovated to the leather type instead of the cloth type? Definitely new leather covers in Y. They look pretty sharp compared to the former. Unfortun...

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by N649DL
Sun Oct 14, 2018 1:36 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: TW Connie being moved from ME to NY to become bar at TWA Hotel/JFK T5
Replies: 47
Views: 9142

Re: TW Connie being moved from ME to NY to become bar at TWA Hotel/JFK T5

That's nuts. I remember doing some pilot lessons on Cessna 172s out of Lewiston, ME at summer camp in 2001-2002 and remember seeing Connie's just sitting in storage at the airport. They were in the bare metal scheme. Also fun fact that we flew into Lebanon, NH during training and they actually had n...

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by N649DL
Sun Oct 14, 2018 1:33 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta’s new A220 narrowbody coming on sale for January debut
Replies: 160
Views: 28776

Re: Delta’s new A220 narrowbody coming on sale for January debut

Interesting it's DFW and IAH focused for DL. I wonder what the catch is considering they aren't hub or focus cities?

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by N649DL
Mon Oct 08, 2018 12:27 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Airlines orders 9 787-9's
Replies: 172
Views: 32673

Re: United Airlines orders 9 787-9's

This is how UA operates, incremental orders instead of huge splashy ones. Congrats to UA and Boeing! No, this is how co operates. UA didn't order piecemeal, instead they made large order announcements. Except CO didn't have money to buy widebody aircraft even for 9 orders like 10 years ago. I suspe...

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by N649DL
Mon Oct 08, 2018 12:24 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Widebody Thread - 2018
Replies: 971
Views: 159346

Re: Delta Widebody Thread - 2018

UA does their mods with HAECO at HKG. There's only so many aircraft that can be modded at the same time, with both the B763ERs and B772s being sent there. Obviously the B763ERs have been prioritized as the B772s are fully utilized during the summer. I believe that the Polaris product introduction w...

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by N649DL
Sun Oct 07, 2018 12:57 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Widebody Thread - 2018
Replies: 971
Views: 159346

Re: Delta Widebody Thread - 2018

I disagree that DL is the most aggressive here...UA has already modded 11 of 35 B763ERs with the Polaris product, with 2 more currently in mods, while DL hasn't even started the D1 suites mods. UA has also modded 6 of 51 B772s with 3 more in mods, while DL has modded 1, with 2 more in mods. However...

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by N649DL
Sat Oct 06, 2018 11:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Widebody Thread - 2018
Replies: 971
Views: 159346

Re: Delta Widebody Thread - 2018

Thanks for the heads up 777MECH ..... Delta seems like the most aggressive of the US3 when it comes to rolling out products....using almost any opportunity to bring the fleet up to standard There should be 2 764s in the next few days going to ILN for storage. N830MH and N841MH. One of these may end...

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by N649DL
Sat Oct 06, 2018 11:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Would Eastern still be flying the 757 by now (2018)?
Replies: 18
Views: 2952

Re: Would Eastern still be flying the 757 by now (2018)?

Most of those Eastern 757s were delivered in the early to mid 1980s. Considering quite a few were acquired by US and HP and are now retired, I doubt they would be operating them through today unless they purchased more. By the late 1980s they weren't ordering new aircraft because of financial issues...

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by N649DL
Fri Oct 05, 2018 8:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Doug Parker: "Our crowded planes are much more comfortable."
Replies: 61
Views: 13832

Re: Doug Parker: "Our crowded planes are much more comfortable."

In a really odd way he's actually right. I'll explain why: I live around LAX and used to live near DEN. Over the last 2 years when DL couldn't fly me at the right price or completely out of the way I bit my tongue and chose AA. I did this with the criteria that I used to be elite with them (and the...

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by N649DL
Fri Oct 05, 2018 8:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Doug Parker: "Our crowded planes are much more comfortable."
Replies: 61
Views: 13832

Re: Doug Parker: "Our crowded planes are much more comfortable."

In a really odd way he's actually right. I'll explain why: I live around LAX and used to live near DEN. Over the last 2 years when DL couldn't fly me at the right price or completely out of the way I bit my tongue and chose AA. I did this with the criteria that I used to be elite with them (and they...

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by N649DL
Fri Oct 05, 2018 12:16 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA Fuel MAYDAY call into SYD
Replies: 135
Views: 26368

Re: UA Fuel MAYDAY call into SYD

Refer up in the thread, live ATC has them saying it was related to MEL no longer being available due to Wx, nothing to do with landing with less than 30 minutes in the tanks. Just to clarify, noone actually said in the recording (at least not that I could hear, the recording wasn't perfect in parts...

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by N649DL
Thu Oct 04, 2018 11:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA Fuel MAYDAY call into SYD
Replies: 135
Views: 26368

Re: UA Fuel MAYDAY call into SYD

If LAX-SYD on a 787-9 declared a fuel emergency then there's no way in hell IAH-SYD would make it nonstop today.

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by N649DL
Wed Oct 03, 2018 3:06 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA to end CLT-HAV
Replies: 74
Views: 17511

Re: Rumor: AA to end CLT-HAV

Considering that US citizen touristic travel to Cuba is still prohibited, the waiting list for hotels must be for Canadian and European travelers. I've always wondered why there was such a rush to have all these flights from the US to Cuba when US citizens cannot yet travel there as tourists. From ...

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by N649DL
Wed Oct 03, 2018 12:56 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Forbes' Dan Reed: "JetBlue is For Sale!"
Replies: 116
Views: 15945

Re: Forbes' Dan Reed: "JetBlue is For Sale!"

Maybe it all goes back to those rumors about UA buying B6 out. They'll be able to return to JFK and have a southern hub in FLL. They would have to drop routes and gates at EWR which might work in their favor as it's the most captive NYC airport.

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by N649DL
Tue Oct 02, 2018 7:32 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA to end CLT-HAV
Replies: 74
Views: 17511

Re: Rumor: AA to end CLT-HAV

I would not be surprised to see US-HAV shrink to HAV-MIA/FLL/TPA, and maybe JFK or EWR, plus one other legacy hub (ATL?). Very, very possible. Cuba just isn't ready for prime time yet as a tourist destination. Hotels have large waiting lists since there aren't many of them as is. Considering that U...

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by N649DL
Tue Oct 02, 2018 1:32 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA to end CLT-HAV
Replies: 74
Views: 17511

Re: Rumor: AA to end CLT-HAV

axiom wrote:
I would not be surprised to see US-HAV shrink to HAV-MIA/FLL/TPA, and maybe JFK or EWR, plus one other legacy hub (ATL?).


Very, very possible. Cuba just isn't ready for prime time yet as a tourist destination. Hotels have large waiting lists since there aren't many of them as is.

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by N649DL
Sun Sep 30, 2018 11:03 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Free Wifi coming on DL?
Replies: 26
Views: 4377

Re: Free Wifi coming on DL?

It's still a few years off before free wifi arrives. Listening to Ed Bastian speak about this at other times, he understands the concerns brought up on these posts. DL cares about business travelers, and has to keep the paywall up to protect the quality. But the tech is being developed and will be ...

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by N649DL
Sun Sep 30, 2018 11:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Northwest Airlines Seattle Focus City?
Replies: 69
Views: 8121

Re: Northwest Airlines Seattle Focus City?

No, I'm talking United. I flew that trip (I know, I live in Dallas, but occasionally I do fly an airline other than American :-) ). I don't remember exactly when UA dropped SEA-NRT, but I thought AA took over that route authority because UA had to give it up in connection with purchasing the Pan Am...

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by N649DL
Sun Sep 30, 2018 10:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA JFK to CDG, MAD, and MIA 767 Replacements
Replies: 25
Views: 5245

Re: AA JFK to CDG, MAD, and MIA 767 Replacements

Agreed that the 763 will stay to MIA and PHL. There is already very little flying of the 763 outside of those hubs right now.

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by N649DL
Sun Sep 30, 2018 10:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Northwest Airlines Seattle Focus City?
Replies: 69
Views: 8121

Re: Northwest Airlines Seattle Focus City?

I think only DFW-SFO. United had a flight SEA-DFW-MSY-DFW-SEA in the mid 1980's to connect with their short lived SEA-NRT service. Actually UA flew SEA-NRT until after the merger and it was dropped sometime between 2012 and 2014. You might be thinking of AA who also flew SEA-NRT and dropped that af...

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by N649DL
Sun Sep 30, 2018 2:04 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Northwest Airlines Seattle Focus City?
Replies: 69
Views: 8121

Re: Northwest Airlines Seattle Focus City?

For a short period of time in the mid 1980s, did NW fly DFW-SEA or just DFW-SFO to connect to Asia? I think only DFW-SFO. United had a flight SEA-DFW-MSY-DFW-SEA in the mid 1980's to connect with their short lived SEA-NRT service. Actually UA flew SEA-NRT until after the merger and it was dropped s...

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by N649DL
Sun Sep 30, 2018 12:32 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Northwest Airlines Seattle Focus City?
Replies: 69
Views: 8121

Re: Northwest Airlines Seattle Focus City?

I think in the '80s you could even consider JFK and/or BOS NW focus cities. I forget when but the JFK-GLA/OSL/ARN/CPH routes flipped over to BOS, or they were both operated at the same time. I'll have to dig through departed flights route maps for it. 1991 NW had an interesting focus city at DCA to ...

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by N649DL
Sat Sep 29, 2018 10:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why did DL/UA cut NRT-JFK-NRT?
Replies: 115
Views: 16850

Re: Why did DL/UA cut NRT-JFK-NRT?

The Korean & Delta partnership is great for everything west of Seoul but does nothing ti serve the most important city in Asia which is Tokyo. The issue with DL flying JFK to Tokyo could be its lack of Pacific range airplanes, it only has so many 777 or A350's. OF the US3 Delta has the smallest...

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by N649DL
Sat Sep 29, 2018 9:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA New Uniforms Revealed
Replies: 80
Views: 9508

Re: AA New Uniforms Revealed

Oh no! Well, it is Land's End. So dated. I agree with the poster above that this feels like a retro uniform. Very TWA Ralph Lauren 1980s - although the TWA uniform was far more distinctive. This is like retro without style. I hope there is a window for public feedback so they can try to do at least...

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by N649DL
Thu Sep 27, 2018 1:40 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA DEN-LHR
Replies: 31
Views: 6530

Re: UA DEN-LHR

Still confused. Do they get an extra slot seasonally and that's where DEN-LHR comes in? Yes....UA has 16 year round slots and 1 summer only slot. If UA wants to make DEN year round they would need to purchase (be allocated) another slot with winter access or move one of their year round slots to DE...

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by N649DL
Thu Sep 27, 2018 12:20 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What's Next for Denver (2018 version)
Replies: 77
Views: 11606

Re: What's Next for Denver (2018 version)

I've read from a Denver newspaper that DEN was trying to get CPH presumably through SAS or DY. Also ICN was high on the list too along with BOG. What are the odds of DEN getting these routes? If I had to guess SAS would try to operate ARN-DEN instead. They operate ARN-LAX right now plus there is an...

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by N649DL
Thu Sep 27, 2018 12:12 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL announces DTW-HNL
Replies: 123
Views: 19879

Re: DL announces DTW-HNL

Odd that I just took for granted DL already operated DTW-HNL.

Is there a reason why MSP-HNL has been around for a while but not DTW-HNL?

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by N649DL
Thu Sep 27, 2018 12:10 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Will BA/AA ever resume MAN-JFK in future?
Replies: 27
Views: 3839

Re: Will BA/AA ever resume MAN-JFK in future?

Interesting to note that BA out of JFK in the Mid-1990s operated the 767 to MAN and a 757 to Birmingham.

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by N649DL
Thu Sep 27, 2018 12:07 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA DEN-LHR
Replies: 31
Views: 6530

Re: UA DEN-LHR

That's exactly what it boils down too is the slot availability, I work this flight almost everyday out of DEN and it is consistently full or near full, so seems to be performing well, however due to the fact that EWR needs it back for the winter and slot availability in LHR it will stay seasonal fo...

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by N649DL
Wed Sep 26, 2018 12:20 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA DEN-LHR
Replies: 31
Views: 6530

Re: UA DEN-LHR

I would like to see DEN-LHR go year round for UA. That extra seasonal EWR flight is not needed. Light loads are common during the winter.

Rumors here said that UA was actually considering a second European destination but there has been radio silence on that very recently.

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by N649DL
Tue Sep 25, 2018 6:39 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United's IAH-SYD flight progress.
Replies: 98
Views: 19170

Re: United's IAH-SYD flight progress.

Can you imagine flying in a ratchet, decade-old Continental business class seat for 16 hours? No thanks.[/quo The seat really is outdated for the prices they charge! I am surprised they use such an outdated seat for such a long flight. It would be nice if they offered First class as an option like ...

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by N649DL
Mon Sep 24, 2018 6:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why did DL/UA cut NRT-JFK-NRT?
Replies: 115
Views: 16850

Re: Why did DL/UA cut NRT-JFK-NRT?

EWRTLV never flew with DC-10. At about 5000nm, just a bit too far for the “Ten”. Are you sure? Didn't CO try Newark to Moscow at one point which is even further? It was announced and was available for sale as CO 66/67 but it was never operated much like EWR-CAI was pulled before it started. But SVO...

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by N649DL
Mon Sep 24, 2018 6:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why did DL/UA cut NRT-JFK-NRT?
Replies: 115
Views: 16850

Re: Why did DL/UA cut NRT-JFK-NRT?

You’ve stated this a few times but it’s no more true now than at any other point. Continental started EWRNRT in 1998, which incidentally was about 2 years after United canceled its non-daily EWRNRT service. It has operated continuously since. There was no “moving” of the JFKNRT route by United, tha...

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