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by jetmatt777
Mon Jan 18, 2021 12:44 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing leaving Everett?
Replies: 44
Views: 8415

Re: Boeing leaving Everett after +100 years ?

Anything is possible but we will have to wait and see. But Boeing has been treated pretty awful by the locals and especially the Seattle Times. I don't blame them if they have no loyalty to the region left. Dominic Gates is mostly to blame. He has never had one good word to say about Boeing and it'...

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by jetmatt777
Thu Jan 14, 2021 8:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Q4 2020 Earnings
Replies: 43
Views: 6942

Re: Delta Q4 2020 Earnings

Having said that Delta's Q4 numbers will be much better than UA's in my opinion, one reason I say that is because a several of United union represented workgroups got pay raises in December. People might ask why the reason is simple its in their contract. United had been doing well trying to keep p...

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by jetmatt777
Sat Jan 09, 2021 10:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA Plans to Return to JFK in 2021
Replies: 658
Views: 116923

Re: UA Plans to Return to JFK in 2021

On February 1st, it seems that JFK-SFO is quite booked. (Seat map) First class is almost completely full. LAX is not the same however. I do expect bookings to get stronger as time gets closer and as months go on. JFK on UA basically opens up a whole new sector of NY State (Long Island) to UA. Not m...

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by jetmatt777
Sat Jan 09, 2021 1:16 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Does Trump have sufficient capacity to continue?
Replies: 138
Views: 7204

Re: Does Trump have sufficient capacity to continue?

Is there any clause in the 25th that instructs when the American people are to be made aware of such a decision? What if it has already happened, but in order to prevent an uprising by the trump cult it will not be made public until after Jan 20? This may explain his cabinet members resigning. (afte...

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by jetmatt777
Fri Jan 08, 2021 5:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet, Network, and Discussion Thread - Q1 2021
Replies: 1569
Views: 237579

Re: United Fleet, Network, and Discussion Thread - 2021 (Q1)

Has anybody heard when Air Wisconsn might be re-deployed to Denver? Hopefully not. UAX in DEN is all SkyWest. Combined with the insourcing of ground work by mainline, the UAX product is incredibly stable in Denver now. Much better than it was with Menzies running the ramp and 5 different UAX carrie...

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by jetmatt777
Thu Jan 07, 2021 6:40 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Pro-Trump Riot in US Capital Building
Replies: 987
Views: 54728

Re: Pro-Trump Riot in US Capital Building

I heard one of the Trump rioters, accidently tazze himself and died. I have not heard the circumstances of how the other two died from medical emergencies. Does anyone else know? https://www.nytimes.com/live/2021/01/07/us/capitol-building-trump#an-alabama-man-who-suffered-a-heart-attack-outside-the...

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by jetmatt777
Wed Jan 06, 2021 4:55 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Denver Aviation Thread - 2021
Replies: 298
Views: 48133

Re: Denver Aviation Thread - 2021

It would be really nice if DIA could persuade Frontier to cut down on their concourse wide PA announcements. They are very loud, repetitive, and drawn out. None of the airlines make concourse wide boarding announcements like Frontier does. It really makes the (already circus-like) A concourse experi...

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by jetmatt777
Sat Jan 02, 2021 7:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet, Network, and Discussion Thread - Q1 2021
Replies: 1569
Views: 237579

Re: United Fleet, Network, and Discussion Thread - 2021

E175 fleet: 153 total (65 SkyWest, 60 Mesa, 28 Republic) – currently all in 70-seat configuration due to scope clause, will revert to 76-seats when contract allows United is spending money taking seats out of A/C which makes them potentially less productive just to comply with scope. Is there any p...

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by jetmatt777
Fri Dec 25, 2020 3:17 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Coffee & Pretzels
Replies: 149
Views: 32098

Re: Coffee & Pretzels

https://www.coffeeandpretzels.com/



Merry Christmas. There has to be a great comic in there that those reindeer have to perform Millions of Takeoffs and landings in that one day.


What are the cycle limits on the hooves?
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casinterest wrote:
FLDrifter wrote:
Merry Christmas!

Fly safe out there!

https://www.coffeeandpretzels.com/



Merry Christmas. There has to be a great comic in there that those reindeer have to perform Millions of Takeoffs and landings in that one day.


What are the cycle limits on the hooves?

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by jetmatt777
Wed Dec 16, 2020 8:35 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Gates with automatic sensor for the pilots instead of rampers
Replies: 17
Views: 2832

Re: Gates with automatic sensor for the pilots instead of rampers

UA has self park in IAH. I have used it a few times and it really doesn't save any manpower. Unless the ramp is closed for lightning, they are still required to have a 3 man crew for arrival. 2 wingwalkers and someone who can activate an emergency stop signal to the self park system. I believe that ...

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by jetmatt777
Tue Dec 15, 2020 8:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Frontier Airlines Network Thread - 2020
Replies: 196
Views: 21634

F9 (Frontier) adding LAS-ICT/OKC/ELP/LIT/SJD/PVR

https://news.flyfrontier.com/frontier-a ... op-routes/

Looks like 2x weekly service to all 6 markets.
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https://news.flyfrontier.com/frontier-a ... op-routes/

Looks like 2x weekly service to all 6 markets.

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by jetmatt777
Tue Dec 15, 2020 5:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Worker crushed to death by airplane equipment at O’Hare Airport
Replies: 8
Views: 3653

Re: Worker crushed to death by airplane equipment at O’Hare Airport

Envoy uses mostly towbarless Lektros which leave some pretty nasty crush injuries in the event you get underneath them (which is hard enough to do), the stand-up version that can be used on the 145 is a bit more dangerous than the sit down version for the 175. With the rear-wheel steering you can a...

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by jetmatt777
Mon Dec 14, 2020 4:24 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: When do the flight crew board an aircraft before a flight?
Replies: 28
Views: 3999

Re: When do the flight crew board an aircraft before a flight?

Quoting Woodreau (Reply # 25), “My fastest turn was 1 minute from block in to block out for the next flight. . .The FO got out, did his post flight/preflight walk around. . .” Did the first officer actually even look at anything during the walk around? e38 Even a 1-minute turn can be completed in n...

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by jetmatt777
Sun Dec 13, 2020 6:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA Plans to Return to JFK in 2021
Replies: 658
Views: 116923

Re: UA Plans to Return to JFK in 2021

It's the classic rose colored glasses of the old school United guys. I've worked with them in many stations and it's always the same story. In Denver they talk of the million dollar flights to BIL on DC10s stuffed so full of mail they had to put mail in the overhead compartments. A lot of it is just...

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by jetmatt777
Fri Dec 11, 2020 11:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Breeze - News and Discussion Thread - 2020
Replies: 996
Views: 195854

Re: Breeze - News and Discussion Thread

Every situation is different, but I can't see a lot of people, even on furlough, going to a different carrier. Keep your seniority and get recalled in 6 months at your existing carrier when vaccines start ramping up travel demand. Why start over? There are other ways to pay the bills in the meantime.

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by jetmatt777
Thu Dec 10, 2020 5:10 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA sues DL over the use of the term “Flagship”
Replies: 471
Views: 53096

Re: AA sues DL over the use of the term “Flagship”

Even if the case is not ruled in American's favor, it is likely just as important to them to signal that they are watching for stuff like this with their competitors. Give an inch, they take a mile.

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by jetmatt777
Tue Dec 08, 2020 9:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Denver Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 446
Views: 83373

Re: Denver Aviation Thread - 2020

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by jetmatt777
Tue Dec 08, 2020 9:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Pilot pulls off amazing emergency landing on freeway
Replies: 55
Views: 10101

Re: Pilot pulls off amazing emergency landing on freeway

No, I'm not a pilot. But I do drive. And if a plane landed on top of my car and killed my wife, I doubt if I'd be saying, "Well, what else could he do ...?" "Using highways as emergency runways in case of engine failure" is taught during flying lessons. Why? Simply because highw...

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by jetmatt777
Tue Dec 08, 2020 5:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Aviation sector unpaid leaves and layoffs thread
Replies: 1501
Views: 47863

Re: WN sending out WARN Notices

At AA each contract has a minimum of hours you have to work each month the to keep your benefits and accrue suck and vacation time. There are no more ghost employees As much as i'd love to become a ghost employee and run that racket, its not good for a company. At WN its just more absurd because no...

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by jetmatt777
Mon Dec 07, 2020 6:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Aviation sector unpaid leaves and layoffs thread
Replies: 1501
Views: 47863

Re: WN sending out WARN Notices

Are they still paying 5+ weeks of vacation per year to Flight Attendants that have not flown a single hour in years and just attend recurrent once a year? Hope the furloughed jr. FAs think about that. Yes, and benefits. They’ve been doing it for as long as time. Nothing contractual to prevent it. W...

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by jetmatt777
Mon Dec 07, 2020 1:04 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Aviation sector unpaid leaves and layoffs thread
Replies: 1501
Views: 47863

Re: WN sending out WARN Notices

None of the unions are going to agree to pay cut concessions. Much easier to just let the company furlough the bottom 5 percent or whatever they decide on. WN could have done that October 1. This way management shows that senior employees are happy to see the company eat its young. Every time you s...

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by jetmatt777
Sun Dec 06, 2020 11:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet, Network, & Livery Thread - 2020
Replies: 4716
Views: 744147

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

The DEN UAX operation is all OO, largely E75 and CR2 with a sprinkling of CR7. Many CR2's have come from DL, while OO is basing a lot of UA owned E75's (6xxUX) in DEN. All of the UX birds are painted.

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by jetmatt777
Sun Dec 06, 2020 11:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet, Network, & Livery Thread - 2020
Replies: 4716
Views: 744147

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

So I went through DEN twice this past week and it seemed so many more UAX planes were painted in the new livery compared to mainline. Granted, I flew WN STL-DEN-PSP and return but we passed by B all four times and there just weren't many mainline to see. Luck of the draw? We are running very tight,...

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by jetmatt777
Sat Dec 05, 2020 3:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Denver Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 446
Views: 83373

Re: Denver Aviation Thread - 2020

https://youtu.be/sBu1uejwO1o Found this short video of someone who did Denver-Alamosa, Colo. on Boutique Air. I know they switched to United/SkyWest on Nov.1 . Does Denver to Alamosa actually fill a 50 seat jet or is it pointless? no, but everyone's tax dollars fills United's pockets I am not so su...

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by jetmatt777
Fri Dec 04, 2020 8:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet, Network, & Livery Thread - 2020
Replies: 4716
Views: 744147

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

If you think Kirby doesn't read these threads you are sorely mistaken. He might not log on every day and view every post, but he is probably the biggest airline enthusiast that happens to be a CEO. I've met several execs over the years at United/Continental and through casual conversation more than ...

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by jetmatt777
Fri Dec 04, 2020 4:29 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet, Network, & Livery Thread - 2020
Replies: 4716
Views: 744147

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

I’m just a bit uncomfortable with any of them selling flights on a schedule they know they aren’t going to fly. I get all the reasons before someone flames me. It just has a bit of a feeling of bait and switch. I have Jan/Feb/Mar travel booked and already guess which ones will hold and which ones w...

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by jetmatt777
Thu Dec 03, 2020 5:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Breeze - News and Discussion Thread - 2020
Replies: 996
Views: 195854

Re: Breeze - News and Discussion Thread

this will only work for so long. Once the fresh newhires see how much money they could make at a major carrier, they will abandon their college aspirations and work for a real airline with a union. The thing they are not taking into account with that demographic is usually the just out of high scho...

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by jetmatt777
Tue Dec 01, 2020 10:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Breeze - News and Discussion Thread - 2020
Replies: 996
Views: 195854

Re: Breeze - News and Discussion Thread

this will only work for so long. Once the fresh newhires see how much money they could make at a major carrier, they will abandon their college aspirations and work for a real airline with a union. The thing they are not taking into account with that demographic is usually the just out of high schoo...

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by jetmatt777
Mon Nov 30, 2020 4:59 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet, Network, & Livery Thread - 2020
Replies: 4716
Views: 744147

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

It was a short holiday week for WHQ, pretty typical for network planning and other departments to not work on Friday after thanksgiving. Corporate America slows down a lot between Thanksgiving and New Year's Day.

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by jetmatt777
Tue Nov 24, 2020 5:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Denver Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 446
Views: 83373

Re: Denver Aviation Thread - 2020

Those gates are closed off because of the ramp concrete replacement project. There will be a slight re-alignment of jetways requiring construction work on the interior. But no remodeling. UA may do some light updates to the podiums etc. but not a remodel.

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by jetmatt777
Mon Nov 23, 2020 4:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Denver Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 446
Views: 83373

Re: Denver Aviation Thread - 2020

Just another brilliant move by mgmt at DEN - the “socially distant” train car available to those who pay. You have to love posing for pictures with your new gates while the rest of the airport has, frankly, quickly turned to shambles. Everything from the great hall to the restrooms are a mess. But ...

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by jetmatt777
Mon Nov 23, 2020 4:59 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Denver Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 446
Views: 83373

Re: Denver Aviation Thread - 2020

It's like that every day. Ridiculous. Just another brilliant move by mgmt at DEN - the “socially distant” train car available to those who pay. You have to love posing for pictures with your new gates while the rest of the airport has, frankly, quickly turned to shambles. Everything from the great ...

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by jetmatt777
Mon Nov 23, 2020 2:47 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Denver Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 446
Views: 83373

Re: Denver Aviation Thread - 2020

was at DEN yesterday and got a kick out of all the "keep 6 feet apart", etc. etc......but when coming down to the train from security, jam packed in 3 cars and then the special car that is set up to provide "space", not one single person in it. When I got off on B, I waited for ...

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by jetmatt777
Mon Nov 23, 2020 12:22 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Freight carts detach and crash into a parked Alaska E175
Replies: 30
Views: 8231

Re: Freight carts detach and crash into a parked Alaska E175

Ground equipment is getting better. you have to remember that a lot of the equipment being used today was in the middle of its useful life around 2001. It took 15 years after 9/11 for the US airlines to really stabilize and finally be in a good enough financial position to begin massive investments ...

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by jetmatt777
Wed Nov 18, 2020 6:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet, Network, & Livery Thread - 2020
Replies: 4716
Views: 744147

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

When will the MAX-10’s start to show up? I guess I’m a bit confused about their role with the new (yet to be seen lie flat seats) and the 50 A321XLR? Has the MAX-10 even started production? Seems like the MAX will be the domestic 757 ps "replacement" while the 321 will be the internationa...

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by jetmatt777
Sat Nov 14, 2020 6:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA Plans to Return to JFK in 2021
Replies: 658
Views: 116923

Re: UA Plans to Return to JFK in 2021

The thing I confuse is that why Star Alliance need UA at JFK. The only 2 routes UA used to and will serve from JFK are LAX/SFO. Most of star alliance partner airlines at JFK are also serving LAX/SFO. Star Alliance does not need UA at JFK. Every major Star route out of JFK is essentially O&D. If...

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by jetmatt777
Fri Nov 13, 2020 2:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Airlines Network Thread - 2020
Replies: 2786
Views: 332217

Re: American Airlines Network Thread - 2020

Looking at their current schedule at LAX, they are serving all hub cities, plus SLC, DEN, Hawaii, SYD, Leisure Mexico, SFO, and LAS. Those are all safe. ATL/AUS/BOS/IAH/BNA/MCO/STL/SEA are probably all safe for mainline as well. IAD is a toss-up. IIRC, AA has (or had) the GSA contract for WAS-LAX b...

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by jetmatt777
Wed Nov 11, 2020 7:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Denver Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 446
Views: 83373

Re: Denver Aviation Thread - 2020

I have heard they want it ready to go by Thanksgiving. But who knows.... UA would like to get some gates back as about 10 gates are out of service for concrete replacement.

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by jetmatt777
Tue Nov 10, 2020 10:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA Plans to Return to JFK in 2021
Replies: 658
Views: 116923

Re: UA Plans to Return to JFK in 2021

That’s really awesome news for United. I do wonder what the game plan will be if one of those 763s takes a crap at JFK. You potentially have a lot of premium customers in a market you are trying desperately to recapture, and few good alternatives with a 4 flight a day operation. Seems like one you ...

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by jetmatt777
Tue Nov 10, 2020 7:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA Plans to Return to JFK in 2021
Replies: 658
Views: 116923

Re: UA Plans to Return to JFK in 2021

Very modest return, which adds options for their NYC market without oversaturating or picking a fight. I don't see there being much pushback from the incumbent carriers. This is a network add, not an offensive strategy.

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by jetmatt777
Thu Oct 29, 2020 8:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Denver Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 446
Views: 83373

Re: Denver Aviation Thread - 2020

Based on the disrepair of the airport in general, there doesn't seem to be any regular maintenance items. They just wait until something gets bad enough that they have to replace them. Just take a look at the disgusting state of the bathrooms and the perpetually broken escalators and elevators. The ...

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by jetmatt777
Wed Oct 28, 2020 6:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest Fleet/Network Thread - 2020
Replies: 1888
Views: 159309

Re: Southwest Announces Colorado Springs, Savannah, and Jackson

13 flights at COS? That's quite a bit of capacity.

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by jetmatt777
Wed Oct 28, 2020 3:56 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SLC Terminal Construction Updates
Replies: 219
Views: 56358

Re: SLC Terminal Construction Updates

Was actually at SLC today. The underground walkway between A concourse and B is awfully long. Feel bad for DL passengers making connections between the two concourses, and for all non-DL passengers flying in and out B in SLC. Make sure you get there in time, allow enough time to connect, and bring ...

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by jetmatt777
Thu Oct 22, 2020 6:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest Fleet/Network Thread - 2020
Replies: 1888
Views: 159309

Re: Southwest Announces Colorado Springs, Savannah, and Jackson

Wow FAT gets snubbed big time. Just one comparison, in 2019, FAT had in 1,964,489 total pax while COS had 1,671,757. ALSO, FAT went up by over 10% 2018-2019, COS went down by 3%. Gotta wonder whether gate space has anything to do with this... COS is quickly becoming the south suburb of Denver. Plen...

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by jetmatt777
Thu Oct 22, 2020 3:07 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Political Position (Med Assisted Suicide)
Replies: 59
Views: 2618

Re: Political Position (Med Assisted Suicide)

I don't think there should be any restrictions on it even if not terminally ill, other than receiving a prescription (can't have the drug sold on the shelf). You should not be the property of your government. You exist inside their legal and financial framework, but your choice to exist should be yo...

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by jetmatt777
Wed Oct 21, 2020 5:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet, Network, & Livery Thread - 2020
Replies: 4716
Views: 744147

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

I wouldn't say it is a crippling debt load, yet. American's at $50bn probably is. It is a concerning sum though. It all depends on the terms, and when it matures. I am sure the company will be looking to restructure some of the debt when they can achieve better rates and more favorable terms. I wond...

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by jetmatt777
Mon Oct 19, 2020 1:50 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus corporate shuttle to BFM?
Replies: 35
Views: 5612

Re: Airbus corporate shuttle to BFM?

Manufacturing plants have their own on-site management responsible for overseeing the day-to-day operations. Other than the occasional meet-and-greet or corporate audit there really isn't much traffic between manufacturing plants and the corporate offices. Most everything can be handled by email or ...

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by jetmatt777
Fri Oct 16, 2020 6:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet, Network, & Livery Thread - 2020
Replies: 4716
Views: 744147

Re: United Announces LAX-SJO/LIR/SAP, SFO-LIR, IAD-SDQ, DEN-BZE/LIR, CLE-CUN

title needs to be corrected. DEN-LIR is a resumption, new service to SJO. Why? It was "announced" - that is 100% correct. It has no bearing on resumption versus new service. Because the new routes are DEN-BZE/SJO not DEN-BZE/LIR. Denver-area travelers now have more nonstop opportunities t...

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by jetmatt777
Fri Oct 16, 2020 6:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet, Network, & Livery Thread - 2020
Replies: 4716
Views: 744147

Re: United Announces LAX-SJO/LIR/SAP, SFO-LIR, IAD-SDQ, DEN-BZE/LIR, CLE-CUN

title needs to be corrected. DEN-LIR is a resumption, new service to SJO.

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by jetmatt777
Thu Oct 15, 2020 1:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United 3Q20 Financials
Replies: 52
Views: 8164

Re: United 3Q20 Financials

However United management wants to spin, the sadness of portraying itself a huge success because it lost fewer billions of dollars is just too much for anyone. Why not simply say that United and its legacy competitors are in this together and will work together to make travel experience better and ...

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