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by N649DL
Thu Sep 06, 2018 3:03 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why Delta outearns UA & AA - dominating its largest hubs - market share data by US network hubs
Replies: 88
Views: 9561

Re: Why Delta outearns UA & AA - dominating its largest hubs - market share data by US network hubs

Talk about DL's hub at SLC, UAL basically had that captive audience at CLE but it was gutted by Smisek and Co. Way dumb, it was a price controlled local market. A little surprised at some of the stats: I had no idea UA was that much more captive at 79% over 65.5% (falling) at EWR. That likely means ...

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by N649DL
Mon Sep 03, 2018 11:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What the heck is going on with American Airlines?
Replies: 196
Views: 33291

Re: What the heck is going on with American Airlines?

Anytime I've flown American over the last few years as one offs, they've been fine. If not, pleasant compared to my experiences with United. I just hope they don't yank out IFE in the next few years.

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by N649DL
Sun Sep 02, 2018 8:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: US Carriers to VIE - why not?
Replies: 18
Views: 3227

Re: US Carriers to VIE - why not?

I can't remember but has UA ever operated seasonal EWR-VIE service? Might be getting that confused with Venice.

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by N649DL
Sun Sep 02, 2018 3:42 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: ATL-WAW route
Replies: 44
Views: 6994

Re: ATL-WAW route

The major concentration of Polish people in the USA are around the three largest cities in the USA. I don’t see how this makes economic sense. At best, I could see a seasonal JFK-WAW service on a B764 or A332. But would that cannibalize connections on OK to WAW from PRG? BTW, LOT had leased short-t...

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by N649DL
Sun Sep 02, 2018 3:39 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: ERJs in the Western U.S.
Replies: 30
Views: 3896

Re: ERJs in the Western U.S.

I would say you are right with the SkyWest thing. They have dominated west of Denver for quite some time and have continued East. Back in the day, CoEx (now ExpressJet) was the launch customer for the ERJ and was the largest operator of the type. They did make it out to ONT and RNO etc. during the ...

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by N649DL
Sun Sep 02, 2018 12:06 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Airlines Confirms 767 Retirement Date
Replies: 103
Views: 26279

Re: American Airlines Confirms 767 Retirement Date

miaami wrote:
Why do the 767s operating at DL and UA have such better reliability than those at AA?


UA and DL did life extension projects on their 763s. AA just did basic interior mods and that's about it.

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by N649DL
Sat Sep 01, 2018 9:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet Upgrade Status - 2018
Replies: 2603
Views: 370234

Re: United Fleet Upgrade Status - 2018

Still wondering about those oddball 2-class 763s that got retrofitted ahead of Polaris that are old. Why put the work in to convert only to retire? They'll probably fly them until they hit cycle limits or go domestic PS. The seven ‘92-93 builds will not be Polaris-ed. The others are all ‘98-01. It’...

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by N649DL
Sat Sep 01, 2018 9:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Airlines Confirms 767 Retirement Date
Replies: 103
Views: 26279

Re: American Airlines Confirms 767 Retirement Date

Wow lot's of hate for the AA 763 on this thread. Com'on, they're not that bad. Y interiors got a refresh with new seat covers and whatnot. I think AA is spoiled is just used to having new Airbuses delivered on a weekly basis to them these days. Recall they even sold off a 2002 built 757 recently an...

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by N649DL
Sat Sep 01, 2018 12:27 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Airlines Confirms 767 Retirement Date
Replies: 103
Views: 26279

Re: American Airlines Confirms 767 Retirement Date

Wow lot's of hate for the AA 763 on this thread. Com'on, they're not that bad. Y interiors got a refresh with new seat covers and whatnot. I think AA is spoiled is just used to having new Airbuses delivered on a weekly basis to them these days. Recall they even sold off a 2002 built 757 recently and...

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by N649DL
Fri Aug 31, 2018 8:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: EK EWR flight a "Brilliant Strategy"
Replies: 53
Views: 10269

Re: EK EWR flight a "Brilliant Strategy"

The airport is a blessing, otherwise Newark would only be known as the carjacking and chop shop capital of the U.S. I've had more fun at McGovern's bar in Newark than I've had at EWR. Of course the bars at EWR are fun...and nobody has a gun...except sky marshalls. Yeah, you are right, stick to McGo...

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by N649DL
Fri Aug 31, 2018 8:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL Orders Shades Down for Taxi and Takeoff
Replies: 72
Views: 17498

Re: DL Orders Shades Down for Taxi and Takeoff

Is El Paso a hot and high city? I've noticed DL asked this a lot at ATL when deplaning. ELP sits at 3,961.6 feet above sea level. And it's definitely hot there this time of year. I suppose that elevation can be considered high? Higher than I thought! DEN is over 5K and SLC is 4K and both are consid...

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by N649DL
Fri Aug 31, 2018 5:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL Orders Shades Down for Taxi and Takeoff
Replies: 72
Views: 17498

Re: DL Orders Shades Down for Taxi and Takeoff

Is El Paso a hot and high city?

I've noticed DL asked this a lot at ATL when deplaning.

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by N649DL
Thu Aug 30, 2018 10:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: EK EWR flight a "Brilliant Strategy"
Replies: 53
Views: 10269

Re: EK EWR flight a "Brilliant Strategy"

Confuscius wrote:
enilria wrote:
If it weren't for the airport, I wager nobody would have heard of Newark.


The airport is a blessing, otherwise Newark would only be known as the carjacking and chop shop capital of the U.S.


I've had more fun at McGovern's bar in Newark than I've had at EWR.

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by N649DL
Thu Aug 30, 2018 10:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet Upgrade Status - 2018
Replies: 2603
Views: 370234

Re: United Fleet Upgrade Status - 2018

As I understand now, the 7 1992/1993 build 2-cabin 763s will be retired eventually and are not planned for new Polaris interiors. The other 14 (1998+ deliveries) will be high-J (46J) along with the 3 ex-HA birds, for a total of 17. Ultimately there will also be 14 763 in the 30J Polaris configurati...

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by N649DL
Thu Aug 30, 2018 8:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why Can't American Airlines Make Germany Work?
Replies: 84
Views: 16690

Re: Why Can't American Airlines Make Germany Work?

Star Alliance is the short answer. Historically they've only been really able to make DFW-FRA work.

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by N649DL
Thu Aug 30, 2018 8:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet Upgrade Status - 2018
Replies: 2603
Views: 370234

Re: United Fleet Upgrade Status - 2018

So...following this now... I was originally lead to believe that for the 767-300's... The 2 Class 763 (Pre Polaris) were NOT going to be refitted and going to be retired or something...and the 3 Class 767-300 would get Polaris.. Now...is it going to be 2 Class 763 is going to the High J, Low Densit...

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by N649DL
Thu Aug 30, 2018 8:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Announces EWR-PRG, EWR-NAP, SFO-AMS
Replies: 126
Views: 16895

Re: United Announces EWR-PRG, EWR-NAP, SFO-AMS

FCO was flown from EWR with CO on DC 10s. Did it ever end? It did as UA a few years ago when it became seasonal. I think it was on a sUA 777. EWR-IST was also on a sUA 763 a few years back and got cancelled. EWR-PRG is probably in response to AA's success on PHL-PRG. I wouldn't be surprised if UA o...

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by N649DL
Wed Aug 29, 2018 11:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Canada Rouge Flight B763 1604 landed at KBTV Burlington Vermont
Replies: 26
Views: 5291

Re: Air Canada Rouge Flight B763 1604 landed at KBTV Burlington Vermont

That must be one of the largest aircraft types to land at BTV. Largest right now is FedEx with 757s.

It should be noted that BTV has been getting more love lately. Currently there's a daily 738 to EWR on UA and a daily 73G or 319 on DL to ATL.

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by N649DL
Wed Aug 29, 2018 5:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet Upgrade Status - 2018
Replies: 2603
Views: 370234

Re: United Fleet Upgrade Status - 2018

Under impression the 764 will get Polaris but no idea about the timeline much like the 787s. In the past life at CO some have been used exclusively for HI routes. Wouldn't be surprised if the timeline got pushed out and they end up back on domestic routes. The 787s should start sometime in Q3 next ...

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by N649DL
Tue Aug 28, 2018 5:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet Upgrade Status - 2018
Replies: 2603
Views: 370234

Re: United Fleet Upgrade Status - 2018

I just landed at EWR, I had to walk the length of the entire 3rd Y shaped concourse and saw one 764 after another boarding for European destinations. I know this has been discussed many times before but I’m not sure I ever read about a final decision. What is UA going to do with these rare birds th...

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by N649DL
Mon Aug 27, 2018 3:45 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Longest CRJ2 routes
Replies: 91
Views: 10123

Re: Longest CRJ2 routes

Can't forget the ERJs out of EWR on CO/UA to OMA/DSM/OKC operating until after the merger. Brutal!

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by N649DL
Mon Aug 27, 2018 3:03 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA announces PHL-TXL/DBV/BLQ/EDI, PHX-LHR, DFW-DUB/MUC, CLT-MUC, ORD-ATH
Replies: 305
Views: 36933

Re: AA announces PHL-TXL/DBV/BLQ/EDI, PHX-LHR, DFW-DUB/MUC, CLT-MUC, ORD-ATH

I am actually curious as to how AA plans on serving DBV on the days its' flight does not operate. BA only serves DBV from LGW which makes their flight essentially useless for NA and IB's flights only connect to the TATL bank in one direction. It would hurt their loads if pax could only travel on th...

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by N649DL
Sun Aug 26, 2018 5:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United's Kirby: Denver Getting Another United Euro Destination Soon
Replies: 140
Views: 19560

Re: United's Kirby: Denver Getting Another United Euro Destination Soon

I would think the natural would be SFO-BLR. This would join the two tech centers as opposed EWR. The co people running UA need to realize the world doesnt rise n set with EWR. New Jersey has a huge Inidan American population, There are five daily flights from EWR to India, UA DEL, BOM AI DEL, BOM, ...

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by N649DL
Sun Aug 26, 2018 2:37 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United to begin test of premium lie-flat seating on B737-Max10
Replies: 92
Views: 16134

Re: United to begin test of premium lie-flat seating on B737-Max10

I'm not sure that United Coast ever existed as a brand...a blogger posted "It would seem that United Airlines has decided to launch something new, but in name only. A source with direct knowledge of the change has informed us that United is going to be launching a new product in a few weeks ca...

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by N649DL
Sun Aug 26, 2018 1:19 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL ORD hub in the 80's?
Replies: 31
Views: 3652

Re: DL ORD hub in the 80's?

Not sure but I think Delta had exclusive rights to Florida from ORD in the 1980s. These days they do have a nice profile from ORD as well.

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by N649DL
Sun Aug 26, 2018 1:18 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA announces PHL-TXL/DBV/BLQ/EDI, PHX-LHR, DFW-DUB/MUC, CLT-MUC, ORD-ATH
Replies: 305
Views: 36933

Re: AA announces PHL-TXL/DBV/BLQ/EDI, PHX-LHR, DFW-DUB/MUC, CLT-MUC, ORD-ATH

Damn these are insane additions especially with Croatia service. PHL must be an ATM for AA for them to launch these routes. I am actually curious as to how AA plans on serving DBV on the days its' flight does not operate. BA only serves DBV from LGW which makes their flight essentially useless for ...

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by N649DL
Sun Aug 26, 2018 1:17 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United to begin test of premium lie-flat seating on B737-Max10
Replies: 92
Views: 16134

Re: United to begin test of premium lie-flat seating on B737-Max10

I don’t think the menus etc need to say “Polaris” on the 73J, but I don’t think it’s a good idea to have too many sub-brand names either. United Polaris and United First seem to me to be enough- perhaps management will want to do something though to highlight the new 73J bed seat on domestic only t...

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by N649DL
Sat Aug 25, 2018 10:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United to begin test of premium lie-flat seating on B737-Max10
Replies: 92
Views: 16134

Re: United to begin test of premium lie-flat seating on B737-Max10

I disagree; the Polaris experience absolutely should be extended to the transcon flights in order to make the product more consistent -- when you book J on UA, you should get Polaris. I wouldn't necessarily expect a Polaris arrival or departure lounge at BOS, just as I wouldn't expect it at DEL. Bu...

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by N649DL
Sat Aug 25, 2018 10:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA and SFO widebodys!
Replies: 33
Views: 6244

Re: AA and SFO widebodys!

Not surprising except the ORD and PHL WB action. MIA-SFO was a long time 763 route and JFK-SFO was 762 for years.

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by N649DL
Sat Aug 25, 2018 10:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United to begin test of premium lie-flat seating on B737-Max10
Replies: 92
Views: 16134

Re: United to begin test of premium lie-flat seating on B737-Max10

I think many saw this coming from a mile away. The MAX 10 is the best option for UA to replace the P&W B752s since the MoM won't arrive in time. Somewhat. Some of those frames were from 1989-1990 but others are from the late 1990s which puts them on par with the Continental 757 fleet. Testing o...

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by N649DL
Sat Aug 25, 2018 10:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA announces PHL-TXL/DBV/BLQ/EDI, PHX-LHR, DFW-DUB/MUC, CLT-MUC, ORD-ATH
Replies: 305
Views: 36933

Re: AA announces PHL-TXL/DBV/BLQ/EDI, PHX-LHR, DFW-DUB/MUC, CLT-MUC, ORD-ATH

Damn these are insane additions especially with Croatia service. PHL must be an ATM for AA for them to launch these routes.

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by N649DL
Sat Aug 25, 2018 10:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United's Kirby: Denver Getting Another United Euro Destination Soon
Replies: 140
Views: 19560

Re: United's Kirby: Denver Getting Another United Euro Destination Soon

I'd guess FRA but what about Scandinavia (seasonal markets only from EWR) like DEN-OSL or ARN?

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by N649DL
Sat Aug 25, 2018 10:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Just How Close Was U.S. Airways to Shutting Down in 2004-2005?
Replies: 77
Views: 11123

Re: Just How Close Was U.S. Airways to Shutting Down in 2004-2005?

I had to chime in. Long time reader, first time poster. I believe USAir was very close to shutting down in 2004-2005. It was just under the radar, only investors and employees knew about it. The FLL focus city was the last shot at anything out of the box, which was beyond weird considering the LCC c...

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