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by fun2fly
Tue Mar 26, 2019 6:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Cleveland Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 1568
Views: 248316

Re: Cleveland Aviation Thread - 2019

Although only 4x per week x 738Max, it will have an affect on pax levels in 2019. What to do with all the CBP folks that were in place for these two, then one, then zero carriers?

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by fun2fly
Tue Mar 26, 2019 4:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Cleveland Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 1568
Views: 248316

Re: Cleveland Aviation Thread - 2019

swacle wrote:
FI has pulled the plug on CLE for 2019.


Wow. If that's true, it's a shame. So, back to the norm for CLE, no TATL service. Sure wish I went to KEF last year.

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by fun2fly
Mon Mar 25, 2019 12:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: (Video) United’s rapid luxury transformation
Replies: 51
Views: 11397

Re: (Video) United’s rapid luxury transformation

Is it me or this is just a well executed 7.5 minutes infomercial for the Australian market/traveler? While not denying how much United has improved over the past couple of years, the whole infomercial seems more of a declaration of where they plan to be. It is certainly not the reality today - for ...

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by fun2fly
Sun Mar 24, 2019 10:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: (Video) United’s rapid luxury transformation
Replies: 51
Views: 11397

Re: (Video) United’s rapid luxury transformation

Is it me or this is just a well executed 7.5 minutes infomercial for the Australian market/traveler? While not denying how much United has improved over the past couple of years, the whole infomercial seems more of a declaration of where they plan to be. It is certainly not the reality today - for ...

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by fun2fly
Sat Mar 23, 2019 1:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: (Video) United’s rapid luxury transformation
Replies: 51
Views: 11397

Re: (Video) United’s rapid luxury transformation

It took a very long time to get Polaris going but they seem to finally have caught a stride and are moving much more quickly with the lounges and retrofits. The 787's fly a lot of long and ultra-long haul but don't have Polaris seats yet nor Premium Plus. I feel like they brought out so many differ...

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by fun2fly
Fri Mar 15, 2019 6:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Airlines "Evolution" to Globe Livery released
Replies: 1797
Views: 388322

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

https://imgur.com/a/EGtc5QH Couldn't get the full upload, but here's the website of the UA purple hued signage in ASE. https://imgur.com/a/EGtc5QH Quick mock up based on your image: https://i.imgur.com/ut8nxU4.png Nice...thanks for doing that. We'll see if this is even close in a few weeks.

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by fun2fly
Fri Mar 15, 2019 2:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Cleveland Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 1568
Views: 248316

Re: Cleveland Aviation Thread - 2019

Midwestindy wrote:
chrisjake wrote:
Well look at that, you are correct. The new WN schedule extension comes out next Monday, maybe we'll find out then?


It's already out, it came out this morning CLE-DAL Sun only


What the hell is the purpose of that route?

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by fun2fly
Fri Mar 15, 2019 11:51 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Airlines "Evolution" to Globe Livery released
Replies: 1797
Views: 388322

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

https://imgur.com/a/EGtc5QH
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Image

Couldn't get the full upload, but here's the website of the UA purple hued signage in ASE.

https://imgur.com/a/EGtc5QH

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by fun2fly
Fri Mar 15, 2019 11:49 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Airlines "Evolution" to Globe Livery released
Replies: 1797
Views: 388322

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

So, I'm in Aspen on Tuesday (I got out!!) and behind the check in desk is a purple hued oversize globe on what looks to be brand new signage. Could it be this visible already? If anyone can IM me how to post the pic, I can do so. I couldn't figure it out (sad, I know). I think it would look sharp o...

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by fun2fly
Thu Mar 14, 2019 7:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Cleveland Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 1568
Views: 248316

Re: Cleveland Aviation Thread - 2019

Honestly I don’t know why they would put them at A, Clear has to staff the machines so there would have to be a resonable number of people using it... as you mentioned, the LCCs may have more leisure travelers traveling a few time a year... at 179/year or 79/year for some medallion members it’s not...

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by fun2fly
Thu Mar 14, 2019 7:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Cleveland Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 1568
Views: 248316

Re: Cleveland Aviation Thread - 2019

Got an email from CLEAR today they they’re live in Cleveland and the central & south checkpoints. I asked about A and I was told they were planning machines a "A" Security as well. But, do you think that that is not really the case under the logic that, except for FI, all the carriers...

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by fun2fly
Thu Mar 14, 2019 7:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Airlines "Evolution" to Globe Livery released
Replies: 1797
Views: 388322

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

So, I'm in Aspen on Tuesday (I got out!!) and behind the check in desk is a purple hued oversize globe on what looks to be brand new signage. Could it be this visible already? If anyone can IM me how to post the pic, I can do so. I couldn't figure it out (sad, I know). I think it would look sharp on...

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by fun2fly
Wed Mar 13, 2019 9:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Cleveland Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 1568
Views: 248316

Re: Cleveland Aviation Thread - 2019

Delta is adding a 9th CLE-ATL flight with the June schedule change. All MD-90s. I think that's a new high for them. Possibly a direct result of diminishing ops at CAK! Wish they would start with the 738’s and 9s already !! Delta doesn’t typically fly 738’s/9’s on short, regional routes. The MD90 is...

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by fun2fly
Wed Mar 13, 2019 7:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet/Network Thread - 2019
Replies: 3546
Views: 715294

Re: United Fleet/Network Thread - 2019

N666UA headed EWR>LHR March 14. I wonder if the a/c will be dedicated to this route only or across any of the 5 EWR>LHR's?

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by fun2fly
Thu Mar 07, 2019 7:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet/Network Thread - 2019
Replies: 3546
Views: 715294

Re: United Fleet/Network Thread - 2019

Updated livery coming in April United Airlines will unveil an updated livery https://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/united-plans-evolution-to-globe-livery-ceo-456444/ = So, who won the bet on when this would happen? We've been speculating on this thread for years. Glad to see it will be here so...

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by fun2fly
Tue Mar 05, 2019 8:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Cleveland Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 1568
Views: 248316

Re: Cleveland Aviation Thread - 2019

On a more boring note, and absent any speculation-- unlike the Ireland chatter: Delta had a rough opening day to Boston yesterday, due to weather in New England all three flights were cancelled. United's last day on the route is Thursday, and no surprise, they will be flying some very empty planes ...

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by fun2fly
Mon Mar 04, 2019 7:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: EI TO CLE?
Replies: 27
Views: 4156

Re: EI TO CLE?

The most likely explanation for the billboards is a non-airport civic support group using them on the airport-downtown auto route to welcome an EI delegation to town for the purpose of discussing possible future service. Or someone at the sign company got the date wrong...either way, it will be int...

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by fun2fly
Mon Mar 04, 2019 10:59 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Cleveland Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 1568
Views: 248316

Re: Cleveland Aviation Thread - 2019

The airport didn’t pay for them. Quoted a.net members. Lol. https://www.cleveland.com/news/2019/03/is-aer-lingus-coming-to-cleveland-hopkins-billboards-near-airport-raise-the-possibility.html A.net made it!!!! Does this make a.net a credible source? Ha. The quote from Hopkins was "We can’t spe...

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by fun2fly
Sun Mar 03, 2019 9:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Cleveland Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 1568
Views: 248316

Re: Cleveland Aviation Thread - 2019

That's pretty wild...and certainly not a mistake. I did take a look at EI this past month when planning a trip. They partner with UA on mileage redemption and BA/B6 on flights so it was a bit odd. Either way, an EI321 should be able to make CLE work as their onward network is decent. I remember the ...

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by fun2fly
Sun Mar 03, 2019 12:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Cleveland Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 1568
Views: 248316

Re: Cleveland Aviation Thread - 2019

Browsing on Icelandair's site, it appears the fares are substantially higher than last summer, ranging from $371 to just under $200 for the lowest one-way no-bags fare to KEF depending on the day of travel. There is one cheap day (which varies) per week. So it's fairly easy to find a $650 round tri...

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by fun2fly
Thu Feb 28, 2019 10:57 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet/Network Thread - 2019
Replies: 3546
Views: 715294

Re: United Fleet/Network Thread - 2019

[BUT IM THRILLED TO READ THAT IT WILL ENTER TATL RIGHT AWAY! So am I...headed EWR>LHR 4/16 so hoping for a ride on one. Before we get too happy, let's see if the test hop happens in a few hours from now. Overall, pretty impressive the winter commitment by UA to get these birds into MOD with 2x 77W,...

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by fun2fly
Wed Feb 27, 2019 5:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet/Network Thread - 2019
Replies: 3546
Views: 715294

Re: United Fleet/Network Thread - 2019

N666UA 763 HiJ will finally get a test hop in HKG on 3/1 barring any delays. Don't see anything on it's HA sister N684UA yet.

When would these see revenue service on EWR>LHR?

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by fun2fly
Wed Feb 20, 2019 5:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Cleveland Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 1568
Views: 248316

Re: Cleveland Aviation Thread - 2019

Off topic, you can’t really call the city stagnant any more. Growth over the last two years has been just short of booming. It would not be surprising to see population growth for the MSA when the 2018 numbers come out next July. Industrial properties are being built ON SPEC this year - I can’t rem...

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by fun2fly
Wed Feb 20, 2019 4:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Cleveland Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 1568
Views: 248316

Re: Cleveland Aviation Thread - 2019

Trk1 wrote:
Time to close Burke--use proceeds to fix Hopkins



Maybe that's what the master plan will recommend? That would be a novel finding.

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by fun2fly
Wed Feb 20, 2019 11:44 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Cleveland Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 1568
Views: 248316

Re: Cleveland Aviation Thread - 2019

Some things we know: 1) A good piece of BKL is able to be built on. See the existing terminal, corporate hangar, high school and past proposals (museum, outlet mall) that tell you there is land available. The rest could be a park (see #2). 2) As ncflyer states, give it to the Metro parks. They do tu...

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by fun2fly
Tue Feb 19, 2019 4:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet/Network Thread - 2019
Replies: 3546
Views: 715294

Re: United Fleet/Network Thread - 2019

Looks like there's some action on N798UA PMUA 77E Polaris bird from Jan 1, looking to leave XMN on Feb 22.

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by fun2fly
Thu Feb 14, 2019 7:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United B78X IAD-PEK
Replies: 72
Views: 14967

Re: United B78X IAD-PEK

Regardless, sweet upgrade for pax with everyone getting an open middle seat as there are 90 open seats. Overall, UA does use the 787's well testing limits and getting the most use out of the range of these a/c. It's an interesting, opposite approach to AA using them, especially 788's, on TATL routes...

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by fun2fly
Thu Feb 14, 2019 2:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet/Network Thread - 2019
Replies: 3546
Views: 715294

Re: United Fleet/Network Thread - 2019

Looks like 77W N2142U PE Mod Complete: Exit Feb 15. Only 7 more to go!

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by fun2fly
Sat Feb 09, 2019 5:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet/Network Thread - 2019
Replies: 3546
Views: 715294

Re: United Fleet/Network Thread - 2019

When will the 76L be loaded into the EWR>LHR schedule? Planes due to be released in Feb from mod.

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by fun2fly
Sat Feb 09, 2019 1:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet/Network Thread - 2019
Replies: 3546
Views: 715294

Re: United Fleet/Network Thread - 2019

N660UA 763 Polaris Final Bird Test Hop Feb 11

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by fun2fly
Thu Feb 07, 2019 5:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet/Network Thread - 2019
Replies: 3546
Views: 715294

Re: United Fleet/Network Thread - 2019

https://pbs.twimg.com/media/Dy0PQ9BVAAAG96p.jpg


40+ extra flights / day
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LAXintl wrote:
DEN hub rebanking changes start rolling out on Feb 14th.

Here is image of pre/post rebank hub waves.

Image

https://pbs.twimg.com/media/Dy0PQ9BVAAAG96p.jpg


40+ extra flights / day

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by fun2fly
Thu Feb 07, 2019 12:43 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA applies for second daily EWR-PVG
Replies: 64
Views: 10972

Re: UA applies for second daily EWR-PVG

UA's 2x SFO, ORD, LAX, EWR is a super solid offering (tons of seats) noting above posts that some can go 77W also which would add 60-70 seats/day if needed. I agree, IAD could be the best chance to win the next round vs. EWR x2.

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by fun2fly
Thu Feb 07, 2019 12:40 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Reuters: United to add premium seats on regional and mainline jets
Replies: 272
Views: 29600

Re: Reuters: United to add premium seats on regional and mainline jets

I really think UA has a winner here. PAX happier with seats, upgrades, E+, and bring on board your roller suitcase. As the last few posts have pointed out, the biggest benefit may be the lack of pax waiting for bags and/or missing flights on tight connections. I think this will also save UA $ financ...

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by fun2fly
Wed Feb 06, 2019 2:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet/Network Thread - 2019
Replies: 3546
Views: 715294

Re: United Fleet/Network Thread - 2019

LAXintl wrote:
Also the first route of high premium config 767-300ER will be EWR-LHR.


Any idea of the timeframe or what flight #?

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by fun2fly
Wed Feb 06, 2019 1:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Reuters: United to add premium seats on regional and mainline jets
Replies: 272
Views: 29600

Re: Reuters: United to add premium seats on regional and mainline jets

I like it. For example, if you are in DAY (example) and you have to go to NRT in business. You could hop on a DL flight with F or UA with an ERJ to your international gateway currently. In the future, you would have F offered for the entire trip and that's one more reason to shop UA. With that being...

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chrisjake wrote:
goCOgo wrote:
Just saw a National Airlines 744 land at CLE. Looks like it diverted from LCK.


https://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected] ... ateposted/

https://www.flickr.com/photos/chris_jac ... ed-public/


Beautiful jet especially with the snow background!!

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by fun2fly
Thu Jan 31, 2019 5:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Cleveland Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 1568
Views: 248316

Re: Cleveland Aviation Thread - 2019

Crain's article on CLE's year-end stats: https://www.crainscleveland.com/transportation/air-travel-cleveland-hopkins CLE is larger than CMH and CVG. I would have thought bigger than CMH, but not CVG. DL's departure was tougher on CVG vs. UA's at CLE. According to Crains, CLE is at 9,642,729 and acc...

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by fun2fly
Tue Jan 29, 2019 5:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet/Network Thread - 2019
Replies: 3546
Views: 715294

Re: United Fleet/Network Thread - 2019

I believe its getting contractually delivered on 1/31 with delivery flight on 2/1. Will this be an IAD based bird? What route are they looking at utilizing it on and what metal might it replace? N12004 C2 29Jan IAD is the location were UA puts the aircraft though the ‘Induction’ proceedure in prepa...

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by fun2fly
Mon Jan 28, 2019 1:10 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet/Network Thread - 2019
Replies: 3546
Views: 715294

Re: United Fleet/Network Thread - 2019

There are 6 "younger" 77A's 2000 build. I wonder what will happen to these when their 1995 brothers head off to be recycled? In the end, there are 3 choices for the 77A replacements...764/77E/78J. Each has a flaw on some level, but with the volume of PAX and cargo that UA moves, they will ...

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by fun2fly
Sun Jan 27, 2019 11:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet/Network Thread - 2019
Replies: 3546
Views: 715294

Re: United Fleet/Network Thread - 2019

My guess is the perfect aircraft for replacement of the 772A on Hawaiian and GUM operations will be a combination of the 764 and 78X (both have fewer seats than the 772A). The 78X has a relatively lower J percentage and offers more seat, range and cargo capacity than the 772A. Perfect for HNL-GUM, ...

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by fun2fly
Sun Jan 27, 2019 11:45 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet/Network Thread - 2019
Replies: 3546
Views: 715294

Re: United Fleet/Network Thread - 2019

The HI 77A's are mostly 95/96 build models. At 24 years of age, how many years are left in them? That probably makes the investment unlikely. I often wonder about the rumored 11 additional 78J's taking their place someday, unless the 764's do as they have one more retrofit left in them. Thoughts? Re...

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by fun2fly
Fri Jan 25, 2019 2:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet/Network Thread - 2019
Replies: 3546
Views: 715294

Re: United Fleet/Network Thread - 2019

It's amazing UA has 9 777's out at one time (10% of the fleet): 1 Paint, 1 PE Add to 77W, 2 Maint, 5 Polaris Mod. Plus 3 more 767's in Polaris Mod. With that volume, I'd say there will be many happy summer travelers that will get a Polaris bird upgrade that isn't firm in the schedule. Good stuff.

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by fun2fly
Thu Jan 24, 2019 2:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet/Network Thread - 2019
Replies: 3546
Views: 715294

Re: United Fleet/Network Thread - 2019

The first PMCO 77E Polaris Mod Bird test flight 1/26! N79011

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by fun2fly
Wed Jan 23, 2019 10:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA announces DLH-ORD
Replies: 48
Views: 9761

Re: AA announces DLH-ORD

AA in DLH...perhaps maintenance too like UA? I remember AA used to do MQT>GRB>ORD for maintenance purposes. With UA and DL (MSP< DTW) on DLH, it would be hard to imagine more lift needed. Not to mention, DLH is not too fun in the winter and the drive to MSP is a regular occurrence if you really want...

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by fun2fly
Wed Jan 23, 2019 11:50 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet/Network Thread - 2019
Replies: 3546
Views: 715294

Re: United Fleet/Network Thread - 2019

Last Question: I read here that the order for 9 more 789’s will replace some 767’s. Will those 767’s be refurbished first, or left “as is” until those 789’s are delivered? As is. 7x 763 are not getting Polaris and those are the ones to be retired. They are 652/653/657/658/661/662/663. +3 HA 763's +...

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by fun2fly
Tue Jan 22, 2019 5:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet/Network Thread - 2019
Replies: 3546
Views: 715294

Re: United Fleet/Network Thread - 2019

What are your thoughts on the roll out plans for the the new HiJ 767's coming out of mod soon in HKG? Do you think they will go into revenue service on PS routes until they have enough a/c configured to route on the final TATL routes? Two will be completed in Q2 it seems.

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by fun2fly
Tue Jan 22, 2019 3:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet/Network Thread - 2019
Replies: 3546
Views: 715294

Re: United Fleet/Network Thread - 2019

Also, as much as I have read about PRASM, (I must be dense), because I still do not understand the metric well. How is PRASM effected by aircraft with less total seats on a particular aircraft, but a far higher amount of premium seats? I have to assume that a High Premium configured 763 will produc...

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by fun2fly
Mon Jan 21, 2019 12:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Will UA order more 77W’s ?
Replies: 87
Views: 9261

Re: Will UA order more 77W’s ?

The difference in fuel burn in operating the A350-1000 and the 777-300ER will exceed the difference between the A340-600 and the 777-300ER. So the decision to buy the 777-300ER instead the A350-1000 compares badly with buying the A340-600 instead of the 777-300ER. What if the 77W was half the price...

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by fun2fly
Wed Jan 16, 2019 10:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA orders 4 More 777-300ERs - What Routes?
Replies: 53
Views: 13354

Re: UA orders 4 More 777-300ERs - What Routes?

It's only 4 units which basically equals two TPAC routes. EWR PVG if 2nd flight doesn't happen + 1 more.

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by fun2fly
Wed Jan 16, 2019 6:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet/Network Thread - 2019
Replies: 3546
Views: 715294

Re: United Fleet/Network Thread - 2019

Appears both exHA have been reregistered. When Ship 6684 when to HKG a few weeks ago it was still showing as N588HA 763 Polaris High Density units N666UA is at 7 weeks in HKG and N684UA is approaching 6 weeks. Anyone have the estimated exit dates? Should be in Jan? Same for the PMCO77E Polaris bird...

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