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by fun2fly
Fri Mar 27, 2020 1:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet, Network, & Livery Thread - 2020
Replies: 4454
Views: 674558

Re: United Fleet, Network, & Livery Thread - 2020

Polaris 763 N673UA looks like it will depart HKG 30 Mar.

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by fun2fly
Sat Mar 21, 2020 2:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet, Network, & Livery Thread - 2020
Replies: 4454
Views: 674558

Re: United Fleet, Network, & Livery Thread - 2020

This is so heartbreaking. I feel for the employees :( UA has been real good to me for 30 years and 1mm+ miles taking me to some great places and I wish all the employees the best. Working in the travel industry is a thankless job at times, and this has to be an awful time for everyone. As with ever...

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by fun2fly
Wed Mar 18, 2020 2:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Cleveland Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 977
Views: 110545

Re: Cleveland Aviation Thread - 2020

United is parking around 40 737s in Cleveland for the foreseeable future. They’ll be coming in for the next couple of days. From what I understand they’ll squeeze many in around Concourse D and around the maintenance campus. Nice to see that CLE is valuable to UAL in some way. :roll: Everyone's dre...

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by fun2fly
Wed Mar 18, 2020 10:52 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet, Network, & Livery Thread - 2020
Replies: 4454
Views: 674558

Re: United Fleet, Network, & Livery Thread - 2020

772 GE N76010 & N78013 headed to GUM today. The last 772 GE 77014 in Diamond BF is stuck in the IAH>CUN loop daily.

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by fun2fly
Tue Mar 17, 2020 4:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet, Network, & Livery Thread - 2020
Replies: 4454
Views: 674558

Re: United Fleet, Network, & Livery Thread - 2020

Last IPTE 772 N220UA (save the extra in GUM) headed to Roswell...3/18.

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by fun2fly
Mon Mar 16, 2020 7:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet, Network, & Livery Thread - 2020
Replies: 4454
Views: 674558

Re: United Fleet, Network, & Livery Thread - 2020

There are seven 763s remaining, they are some of the oldest 763s in our fleet. I would guess UA might suspend the 763 line at HKG because these 7 remaining frames were originally schedule for retirement. COVID-19 might cause UA to rethink that decision especially seeing that UA expects the fallout ...

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by fun2fly
Thu Mar 12, 2020 1:28 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Coronavirus Aviation Related News & Discussion Thread - March 2020
Replies: 1143
Views: 184444

Re: US cancels flight to Europe except UK for 30 days

Incalculable ban on travel for any period in history. Most tatl and Tpac stopped. The next few days will be amazing

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by fun2fly
Thu Mar 12, 2020 1:26 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet, Network, & Livery Thread - 2020
Replies: 4454
Views: 674558

Re: United Fleet, Network, & Livery Thread - 2020

What the heel do the airlines do now. Unprecedented. Where do you park them? Best of luck for all UA employees

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by fun2fly
Sun Mar 08, 2020 10:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet, Network, & Livery Thread - 2020
Replies: 4454
Views: 674558

Re: United to fly the 737-10 with a premium Configuration

I never stated or implied that the HD 772 were going anywhere. Of course the HD 772s are staying on the hub to hub routes the MAX10 would replace the 752s. A MAX 10 can not replace a 366 seat 77A never said they would. On many of the coast to coast routes that I mentioned especially out of SFO and ...

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by fun2fly
Sun Mar 08, 2020 1:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet, Network, & Livery Thread - 2020
Replies: 4454
Views: 674558

Re: United Fleet, Network, & Livery Thread - 2020

772GE: N77019 Polaris Mod HKG to GUM on Mar 11

Only 2 PW and 3 GE left to go in for 772 Polaris Mod!

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by fun2fly
Fri Mar 06, 2020 7:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet, Network, & Livery Thread - 2020
Replies: 4454
Views: 674558

Re: United Fleet, Network, & Livery Thread - 2020

It's amazing how much buzz a specialty livery does...there had to be 30 people taking pics of the Star Wars plane. That's one's special with the interior. Some retro interiors on these to match the outside would be way too sweet!

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by fun2fly
Fri Mar 06, 2020 7:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Cleveland Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 977
Views: 110545

Re: Cleveland Aviation Thread - 2020

I think the true reason these two are after CMH/CVG is the pxxxxing match due to AS/AA linking up in SEA and really has nothing to do with CLE being a valuable route in their network. I think CLE-DCA and AA's enhanced position on CLE-LGA may well change their view of CLE's potential. They will undo...

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by fun2fly
Fri Mar 06, 2020 4:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Cleveland Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 977
Views: 110545

Re: Cleveland Aviation Thread - 2020

Alaska announcing SEA-CVG tomorrow...How.......How is CLE still left out!?!? What is going on here? Couple of things learned here...1) AS had planes to expand to CLE, but chose not to before this pxxxxing match, rather, held, or diverted capacity, your choice for times like this. It tells you where...

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by fun2fly
Fri Mar 06, 2020 12:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet, Network, & Livery Thread - 2020
Replies: 4454
Views: 674558

Re: United Fleet, Network, & Livery Thread - 2020

blacksoviet wrote:
Why doesn’t Oscar Munoz paint an aircraft in the retro Battleship “Worldwide Service” livery or the “Rising Blue”?


Completely agree...I was in DEN Tues and saw the 747 retro BA livery...wow. Had as many people looking at that as the Star Wars UA 737 a few gates down.

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by fun2fly
Thu Mar 05, 2020 9:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Cleveland Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 977
Views: 110545

Re: Cleveland Aviation Thread - 2020

But i gotta keep this on airlines. Interesting discussion on the Pittsburgh thread on their airport design, a lot of the great design is being value engineered out. Cleveland airport needs so much more work than PIT I don’t see $1b going as far as it needs to. The roadway, repurposing D, on-site pa...

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by fun2fly
Thu Mar 05, 2020 7:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Cleveland Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 977
Views: 110545

Re: Cleveland Aviation Thread - 2020

UA announced a 10% domestic schedule reduction for April. In terms of departures, UA was already thwacking CLE in late March. Maybe a hubs-only schedule will not wait until the end of summer. It's coming; the only question is how soon. Personally, I think the press is stampeding the public into wil...

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by fun2fly
Wed Mar 04, 2020 8:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet, Network, & Livery Thread - 2020
Replies: 4454
Views: 674558

Re: United Fleet, Network, & Livery Thread - 2020

Any speculation on which widebodies get parked? Perhaps things that make fleet scheduling easier? Three remaining IPTE 777's (soon to be two), three remaining GE 772's. Next, remaining 7x two class 763's? I'm sure they will fire up the paint lines during this unfortunate period, along with any plan...

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by fun2fly
Mon Feb 24, 2020 1:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet, Network, & Livery Thread - 2020
Replies: 4454
Views: 674558

Re: United Fleet, Network, & Livery Thread - 2020

N78008 772 GE Polaris Mod looks to exit HKG to GUM tomorrow.

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by fun2fly
Mon Feb 17, 2020 6:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet, Network, & Livery Thread - 2020
Replies: 4454
Views: 674558

Re: United Fleet, Network, & Livery Thread - 2020

Plus EWR-FRA #2, EWR-NCE (seasonal) and IAD-LHR has one currently. I'm not sure when it starts up, but IAD-GVA (and I think ZRH) will also get them by the middle of September. In the June schedules, which I've looked at a lot recently, the following routes are scheduled for the 76L fleet: ORD-LHR x...

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by fun2fly
Mon Feb 17, 2020 5:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Cleveland Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 977
Views: 110545

Re: Cleveland Aviation Thread - 2020

This may have been pointed out already: UA is all mainline this summer to IAD and 5/7 to EWR mainline. This is an upgrade in seats as promised though personally I’m doubtful many LGA and DCA flyers will follow United out of FF loyalty. One peculiarity is how unbalanced the EWR schedule is. CLE to E...

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by fun2fly
Mon Feb 17, 2020 12:46 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet, Network, & Livery Thread - 2020
Replies: 4454
Views: 674558

Re: United Fleet, Network, & Livery Thread - 2020

Just saw the updated 789 Polaris/PE installation schedule and the schedule has slipped by a few months for the 789 fleet. According to the old (now) out dated schedule installation was suppose to wrap up late December 2020. Now according to the new updated schedule the 789 fleet will wrap up in mid...

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by fun2fly
Sat Feb 15, 2020 3:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet, Network, & Livery Thread - 2020
Replies: 4454
Views: 674558

Re: United Fleet, Network, & Livery Thread - 2020

Why is N2251U new 77W in SFO induction for over two weeks? Seems like a long time unless the TPAC cuts mean no need for it.

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by fun2fly
Fri Feb 14, 2020 4:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Time for UA to step up?
Replies: 241
Views: 30082

Re: Time for UA to step up?

In addition to the 100 or so narrow body a/c mentioned in previous posts, UA has a good # of wide body a/c coming plus a bump when the mod lines are done over the next 18 months or so. With that in mind, UA should have some nice routes to expand on. Here's to hoping they are as creative as they have...

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by fun2fly
Wed Feb 12, 2020 8:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet, Network, & Livery Thread - 2020
Replies: 4454
Views: 674558

Re: United Fleet, Network, & Livery Thread - 2020

N676UA Polaris HiJ 763 shows HKG>GUM on Friday 2/14? Normally headed to HNL. Looks like N652UA is headed HNL>GUM>HKG to replace it. They are doing this as a way to avoid laying over crews in HKG due to the virus issues/suspended service. You should have seen the absurd pairings built for these trip...

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by fun2fly
Wed Feb 12, 2020 7:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet, Network, & Livery Thread - 2020
Replies: 4454
Views: 674558

Re: United Fleet, Network, & Livery Thread - 2020

N676UA Polaris HiJ 763 shows HKG>GUM on Friday 2/14? Normally headed to HNL.

Looks like N652UA is headed HNL>GUM>HKG to replace it.

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by fun2fly
Wed Feb 12, 2020 3:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Cleveland Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 977
Views: 110545

Re: Cleveland Aviation Thread - 2020

If S-W. needs a hangar, the Expressjet hangar will soon be available. Shouldn't this be torn down for the new terminal long term? Where is SW's big European destination? From the investor relations map, a ton of locations in the UK, Italy, etc. It always comes back to LHR being a great connection p...

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by fun2fly
Fri Feb 07, 2020 12:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Cleveland Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 977
Views: 110545

Re: Cleveland Aviation Thread - 2020

^YUL? I assume you are joking. LHR/AMS/FRA is the goal here. Sometimes it's better to hit a single, then to swing for the fence and strike out trying to hit a grand slam home run. LHR is slot controlled - good luck AMS is slot controlled - good luck Why the sarcasm? CLE used to have LHR and PIT had...

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by fun2fly
Thu Feb 06, 2020 2:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet, Network, & Livery Thread - 2020
Replies: 4454
Views: 674558

Re: United Fleet, Network, & Livery Thread - 2020

N669UA 763 Polaris HiJ Mod to exit 2/8 and to be replaced with N673UA.

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by fun2fly
Tue Feb 04, 2020 2:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet, Network, & Livery Thread - 2020
Replies: 4454
Views: 674558

Re: United Fleet, Network, & Livery Thread - 2020

763 Polaris Mod in HKG test hop Feb 6 UA2696

772 GE Polaris Mod exit HKG 2/6 N77006

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by fun2fly
Sun Feb 02, 2020 5:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Cleveland Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 977
Views: 110545

Re: Cleveland Aviation Thread - 2020

Fun2fly UA has 5x50 to LGA. I think delta will add one more frequency and mimic their PIT schedule. Right, sorry about that. I think DL's service to LGA is a good experience and would welcome an expansion. How about gates at CLE? Does DL need some additional ones? I know they do a bit of RON at Con...

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by fun2fly
Sun Feb 02, 2020 3:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Cleveland Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 977
Views: 110545

Re: Cleveland Aviation Thread - 2020

AA CLE-LGA schedule change loaded: Switch from 4x daily E140 — 200 daily seats Switch to 4x daily E175 — 304 daily seats Net gain of 104 daily seats from CLE-LGA It looks like the equipment change is loaded through laborday/just after, come fall it reverts back to the e140. Oddly enough, through th...

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by fun2fly
Sat Feb 01, 2020 12:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Cleveland Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 977
Views: 110545

Re: Cleveland Aviation Thread - 2020

In other news, Cleveland Hopkins released this statement on Twitter: “Our friends at American Airlines have advised us of newly upgraded service from CLE to New York LaGuardia starting June 4th. Tickets on sale starting tomorrow! More information to come!“ Currently 4x ERJ140 for 176 pax daily for ...

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by fun2fly
Wed Jan 29, 2020 1:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet, Network, & Livery Thread - 2020
Replies: 4454
Views: 674558

Re: United Fleet, Network, & Livery Thread - 2020

There has been an update on the 4 77Es that UA will convert to HD domestic use. The layout will be 32 business first seats (IPTE remains), 72 economy plus seats, and 258 economy seats, for a total of 362 seats. These aircraft will have nose to tail AVOD and PDE. Before anyone ask I do not know if t...

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by fun2fly
Wed Jan 29, 2020 1:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet, Network, & Livery Thread - 2020
Replies: 4454
Views: 674558

Re: United Fleet, Network, & Livery Thread - 2020

Another option would be to operate the ORD-HNL/OGG flights with ERs and float the other 2 ERs so they would provide swap out at ORD ever day or so. I'm sure there are other options including a Spare at HNL, which would really make it work. Here's my proposed solution: 1) ORD 10:15, HNL 14:32 -> HNL...

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by fun2fly
Fri Jan 24, 2020 7:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA CLE LGA?
Replies: 192
Views: 20459

Re: UA CLE LGA?

I wonder if Denver’s remarkable growth, especially the United hub, is going to have a negative impact on DL’s Salt Lake City hub. I know they’re investing in new facilities there, but the growth factor of Denver has to be be of concern to DL. Might they need to start putting some investments of mor...

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by fun2fly
Fri Jan 24, 2020 6:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Cleveland Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 977
Views: 110545

Re: Cleveland Aviation Thread - 2020

The airport is predicting additional growth in 2020, adding perhaps another 500,000 to 600,000 seats, for another year of 4-5% growth. Kennedy said he is looking forward to another strong year in 2020. “We’ve got a couple of announcements to look forward to that will add more capacity here,” said K...

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by fun2fly
Thu Jan 23, 2020 8:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Cleveland Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 977
Views: 110545

Re: Cleveland Aviation Thread - 2020

With CLE just over 10mm pax and 4% growth in 2019, what can be expected in terms of growth for 2020? Is CLE at it's new peak? What role will the MAX grounding play in limiting that growth?

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by fun2fly
Thu Jan 23, 2020 1:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Cleveland Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 977
Views: 110545

Re: Cleveland Aviation Thread - 2020

It looks to be effective May 4, 2020 — great news! Finally business travelers can take advantage of first class on this route. From 4x CRJ x 50 seats = 200 to E75 at 76 seats x 3 flights = 226 pax it's a good 10% bump for A/C who's been the same seat count for 20 years. Not much for CLE however in ...

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by fun2fly
Wed Jan 22, 2020 12:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet, Network, & Livery Thread - 2020
Replies: 4454
Views: 674558

Re: United Fleet, Network, & Livery Thread - 2020

Fleet plan is out....nothing all that unexpected so far that I can see. Sorry for the formatting but I grabbed it from the SEC filing. Fleet Plan: As of January 21, 2020, the Company's fleet plan was as follows: 1Q 2020 2Q 2020 3Q 2020 YE 2020 B777-200/300 96 96 96 96 B787-8/9/10 53 59 63 63 B767-3...

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by fun2fly
Tue Jan 21, 2020 3:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet, Network, & Livery Thread - 2020
Replies: 4454
Views: 674558

Re: United Fleet, Network, & Livery Thread - 2020

My guess is that the customer feedback on the Polaris 763's has been extremely positive + revenue must be matching/beating UA expectations based on the 46J bet + Boeing's delays on NMA = UA made the decision to finish out the oldest units. Seems probable that they'd do these '93 units as they did th...

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by fun2fly
Tue Jan 21, 2020 3:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA CLE LGA?
Replies: 192
Views: 20459

Re: UA CLE LGA?

Getting back to the original topic, still no idea where the LGA slots are going. The fact that they had a announcement for the DCA slots but not the LGA slots is interesting. It’s has to be one of the following: 1. Additional hub frequencies, but this hasn’t shown up yet 2. New PTP route 3. Lease, ...

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by fun2fly
Mon Jan 20, 2020 6:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Cleveland Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 977
Views: 110545

Re: Cleveland Aviation Thread - 2020

Inevitable... most all cities got cuts from their larger stations. Agree; I was surprised that CLE was spared for so long. Probably because the low frequency in CLE? You can easily cut a route with 8x frequency and not notice, but you do notice a 2x going to 1.3 for example, which makes you a bit n...

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by fun2fly
Sun Jan 19, 2020 4:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Cleveland Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 977
Views: 110545

Re: Cleveland Aviation Thread - 2020

DL going to 8x CLE>DTW in Aug/Sep on the CR9 is a large bump in capacity especially since there really isn't much O&D like other hub flights.

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by fun2fly
Sat Jan 18, 2020 11:58 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Cleveland Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 977
Views: 110545

Re: Cleveland Aviation Thread - 2020

New United schedule from CLE is active. CLE-LGA/DCA gone after March 29th. Beginning June 5 (likely not starting till June because that when the MAX is SUPPOSED to come back): CLE-EWR switches from 2 daily mainline and 5 daily regional to 4 daily mainline and 3 daily regional. A net gain in seats f...

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by fun2fly
Fri Jan 17, 2020 8:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Cleveland Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 977
Views: 110545

Re: Cleveland Aviation Thread - 2020

Why would they close the Express maintenance facilities? There are numerous examples of maintenance operations in small stations - eg Delta in Duluth MN. Plus - it's not like there is a surplus of mechanics out there to let a bunch go. Also - I expect DL/AA to fill replace UA on these routes. When ...

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by fun2fly
Fri Jan 17, 2020 12:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA CLE LGA?
Replies: 192
Views: 20459

Re: UA CLE LGA?

For documentation purposes to see what the capacity changes are, here is the April 13 Monday schedule (LGA/DCA still showing available this AM): CLE>EWR 8x === 5xERJ, 2x 73G, 1x 739 (need to replace 5x LGA on ERJ or 250 seats daily) CLE>IAD 4x === 3x CR7, 1x 73G (need to replace 4x DCA on ERJ or 200...

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by fun2fly
Fri Jan 17, 2020 11:46 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA CLE LGA?
Replies: 192
Views: 20459

Re: UA CLE LGA?

We , Anet community, knew as soon as they announced five additional nonstops between DCA and EWR where those five slots would come from. I don’t know why the article says that it will not. Now we have to figure out what they’re doing with the five LGA slots? Btw.. The additional DCA-EWR flights beg...

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by fun2fly
Fri Jan 17, 2020 12:17 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Cleveland Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 977
Views: 110545

Re: Cleveland Aviation Thread - 2020

Back to rumors that are true. UA is ending LGA and DCA per PD. Love the hoo haa in the article about adding seats to IAD and EWR. Don’t believe that. https://www.cleveland.com/business/2020/01/united-airlines-dropping-nonstop-service-from-cleveland-hopkins-to-laguardia-reagan-national.html Have som...

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by fun2fly
Thu Jan 16, 2020 10:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Cleveland Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 977
Views: 110545

Re: Cleveland Aviation Thread - 2020

With FI, say the MAX is back in April or May, do they quickly launch CLE or do they have other plans to fly that a/c somewhere else? I'm trying to figure out what they'd do if they suddenly have XX planes available to them with short notice. SN to BRU would be a long shot due to the A/C. More and mo...

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