Another huge issue for AA is right now hotel rooms are available in FAI. That's a unique market not DFW or PHX. As we approach peak summer season and a forecasted high tourist year there will not be hotel rooms for AA to book coming very soon. They are gonna cancel flights and leave them stranded i...Jump to post
For a plane that size there would have to be capacity restrictions to DCA I would think. That runway would seem too short for a plane that size. It’s not just the runway, the taxiway system is not designed for Group IV aircraft with wingspan larger than a B757. That is to say, subject to pavement l...Jump to post
It’s not just the runway, the taxiway system is not designed for Group IV aircraft with wingspan larger than a B757. That is to say, subject to pavement limitations you can absolutely taxi a widebody around DCA but it’s going to require that operations are restricted on parallel taxiways/runways (i...Jump to post
Does anyone know how UA 43 OGG-EWR has been performing in terms of ops? Is it weight restricted? Any tech stops required? Iʻm booked on it next Friday. I still canʻt believe a 763 can make it all the way to the east coast using a 7000 ft runway. I’m sure others will be able to provide a more techni...Jump to post
Where they fly the 777HD, there are no slots issues. It's hub-to-hub, volume markets (like HI), HNL to the Lower48 and GUM and most importantly Cargo. The 764's just don't have the cargo uplift of a 777, and not enough seats. Though I would love to fly a UA 764 into DCA or LGA. It has been years si...Jump to post
United just release some more information about our long term goals and what United is looking at once the pandemic is completely behind us. Some of this information we already know but some of it is new. Ill start with the hubs and UA's long term goals for each hub. ORD: grow to 700+ daily flights...Jump to post
Polot wrote:Golfmikey wrote:I’m not trying to be confrontational lol...just wondering if it’s feasible.
No. The A320 cargo bin is not that tall (maybe ~4’ max). Not enough room to throw a crew rest down there.
N670UA is in JFK today for training, currently parked at Gate 2.Jump to post
tphuang wrote:Seat1D wrote:tphuang wrote:
You might want to check the gate/slot situation on each of JetBlue's major focus cities.
I don't think United is worried about that. There is always a way 'in'. You should know that of all people.
They have 6 gates at BOS and there just aren't gates available.
Kind of shocking that PHX-BZN wasn't already served. Especially with both SLC and DEN serving it. For a while AA ignored Montana. HP used to serve PHX-BZN back in the day but it was cut circa 2007 as I recall. They flew mainline PHX-FCA seasonally and did not return after 2007. I don’t recall BZN b...Jump to post
[ That’s simply not true. Even vs 2019, 2021 ORD-Florida capacity is down 19% on a seat basis and 14% on a flight basis, and total Florida capacity from all hubs/lines is down 14% by seats and 10% by flights. The schedule for ORD-Florida in March 2019 ORD-EWY 0x daily (this route had already been s...Jump to post
United has been pretty good about sending updated aircraft to India. Do you have any data to support your claim? How many times young 77Es were sent or How many times Polaris configured 77Es were sent to India. Point is you cannot change a passengers real experience with hypothetical scenarios. Yes...Jump to post
Anyone know what's driving all of the traffic to Guam? Right now, I see three direct 777s enroute to Guam from LAX, HNL and SFO. I know Guam has a large US military presence, but this seems like a lot of lift for a little island when the leisure market is non-existent. As others have mentioned, GUM...Jump to post
It really makes fiscal sense for this to loiter in the air and not on the ground? Must be a pretty tight window in which they determine whether it needs to divert. I’m guessing that the cost of missing a delivery guarantee more than justifies the cost of flying an aircraft that is already carrying ...Jump to post
That's not the problem what is the problem is that 764 has a 14 foot greater wingspan than the 763, which means you need larger spots which creates issues especially around densely packed airports for both FedEx and UPS and if you're going to create bigger parking spots you might as well just go fo...Jump to post
I really don't understand the whole "pass travel is useless" mentality. I only have four years with my company... Pre-COVID I nonreved at least twice a month if not more. 125,000 miles in 2019... Of course you have your like once yearly nightmare where you get stuck or have to get REALLY ...Jump to post
If I'm reading it all correctly, the DEN Hub VP is being replaced by another person, so the position isn't being eliminated, just changed. Or am I misunderstanding the changes? Correct, another current hub VP will move to DEN to assume that role, so it will be retained. That VP role will be filled ...Jump to post
789 New Delivery: N29975 sked first revenue flight 1144/23May after extensive wing damage repair at ORD during new delivery Induction. Aircraft was first delivered with Polaris/PP installed. Currently 5 in service delivered with Polaris plus 2 with completed Polaris mod. United continues to add som...Jump to post
Decided to catch up on the PHX thread as I lived in northern AZ for 19 years and flew HP exclusively. Wasn’t there some connection between HP and Ansett Australian that they would link HP PHXHNL to Ansett’s HNLSYD? Then at some point HP took a few of Ansetts 737-377 and talks about 767s happened bu...Jump to post
No need to wait for that. AA will be around 40 flights IMO They will lose exclusive use of the terminal AA has the lease on T8 through 2036 so not sure how they could lose exclusive use of the terminal? It would be surprising if the T8 lease did not contain a provision for reallocating gates if AA ...Jump to post
United to add new charter cargo flights to PEK, TPE, and CTU. https://www.forbes.com/sites/willhorton1/2020/04/12/united-airlines-adds-beijing-chengdu-and-taipei-cargo-only-flights/#4551464d1121 The end of the article gives more detail into why the NRT stopovers have been required. This has always ...Jump to post
For those interested below are cargo only ops routes planned through May. (in addition to the six-passenger routes) LAX-NRT-PVG ORD-NRT-PVG SFO-NRT-PVG SFO-NRT-TPE Do we know the reason for the stop in NRT on the China and Taiwan flights? Is this crewing-related like we saw with the GUM stop for XM...Jump to post
DSM looks to be consolidating operations starting next week. In addition to the consolidations, you also have re-deployment of gates to fit different aircraft mixes to reflect the different mix of aircraft flying routes currently. Is anyone actually doing that right now? All of the consolidations, e...Jump to post
In addition to the consolidations, you also have re-deployment of gates to fit different aircraft mixes to reflect the different mix of aircraft flying routes currently. Is anyone actually doing that right now? All of the consolidations, equipment swaps, and charters I’ve dealt with to this point a...Jump to post
There is no FAA separation requirement to operate arrivals versus departures on the 4s in VFR conditions unless there is a local procedure that prohibits it. LAX runs each complex simultaneously all day or night long. Only restriction in rolling departures is IFR weather or if arrival is not visibl...Jump to post
nope....in fact UA is consolidating all operations in C for the moment. Any idea what the flight number out of A was or where it was headed? Was checking don’t have flight numbers but I saw 737s, A320s coming and going. I haven’t heard that they are consolidating all ops to C? Nothing that I can fi...Jump to post
WN to start 2x daily service to SJD and 1x daily service to PVR effective 10/8. https://www.swamedia.com/releases/release-7891806c7548b6e63143b76e59050969-southwest-airlines-extends-published-flight-schedule-through-oct-30-2020 I've always thought this was just a matter of time. I'm curious if AC's...Jump to post
As far as gate design, it would be no different than any other aircraft with L2 boarding, just pull the jetway up to the L2 door. From my observation, L1 would often be used on 767s with L2 doors anyway, and I would assume this is most likely because jetway operators and cabin crews were typically ...Jump to post
While there have been many discussions on the topic of the multiple door configurations of the B767-300, I have a couple of questions that so far I’ve not been able to dig up answers to: 1) Is there a complete list available of all of the frames still active that have an L2 door forward of the wing?...Jump to post
Leaving FCO a few years ago (2017 IIRC), I had an AA purser summon the captain to come talk to me when they saw me taking pictures with my phone through the window. They cited a non-existent policy supposedly banning all photography of their aircraft, and their reasoning was “because of 9/11.” I was...Jump to post
drerx7 wrote:I see the IAH-CUN-IAH in the schedule with the 777 GE birds x2 daily and the IAH-PHX run with it 1x daily loaded. Any others out there?
Obviously, this would have allowed United to better weather the MAX grounding. That doesn't logically follow, unless you're arguing they'd just have an extra 40 jets sitting around not flying, waiting for some unanticipated grounding. I guess I'm mostly focused on the fact that UA sold/parked/scrap...Jump to post
UA is also having problems managing the facilities at the aging Terminal C at EWR as is with broken restrooms and lack of clubs and club space. EWR is also a very expensive hub to run hence why it's no longer at the top of scale with profitability anymore like back in the old days. UA is in the mid...Jump to post
Interesting tidbit from United a few hours ago. Anyways, United will be moving all operations to the brand new T3 at PHX instead of the old and run-down T2 they were previously operating out of. Move will be complete by Feb. 3rd according to their Twitter post. UA is moving to the north concourse w...Jump to post
4 772ER - must be due to lavs behind door 2 instead of in front of door 2 in 772A units. 4 more BF at the windows, -6 at the windows in Economy. Big switch in Y vs. E+. Anything to do with lavs by Door 3 or a crew module? Isn’t there an extra lav on these aircraft at door 4? Between that and the lo...Jump to post
Maverick623 wrote:There will be an open house for T2 on February 4th from 4pm-8:30pm.
https://facebook.com/events/s/farewell- ... 959/?ti=as
Heard from an Alaska employee that they're moving to T3N on the 3rd.
More from the CDA today.... https://i.postimg.cc/htxpzn0b/Screen-Shot-2020-01-03-at-5-21-02-PM.png I'm borrowing a CDA presentation image posted by CleSyrRoc in the 2019 thread that illustrates the A/B replacement projects. https://i.postimg.cc/15C7kPmy/Screen-Shot-2020-01-03-at-7-32-48-PM.png The ...Jump to post
Thank you you are finally someone who understands. PHX is getting screwed by Doug and his hatred of his original hub. One day PHX will rise again and we will be a premier international hub in the US just like LAX, DFW, and SFO. Care to explain how Doug Parker is screwing over PHX? You seemed to ign...Jump to post
I love the 757 L2 boarding. I wish the A321s would do it as well. As someone who seeks out the DL 757s where possible. I wont lie, turning left is an ego boost lol But it is also nice for boarding and deplaning. So much nicer not having 150 people walk by crowding up the aisle. And getting off is a...Jump to post
Don't most carriers board and deboard 752s through 2L? FI and UA certainly do from recent experience. 2L boarding is a huge efficiency advantage at boarding, for one thing, and also gives the people up front the ego boost of "turn left" (don't laugh; this is a big thing to some of those f...Jump to post
Why has AA chosen to fly a lot of routes to secondary cities in Europe instead of focusing on the core ones? FRA, MUC, MXP amongst others all seem like obvious routes from a transatlantic gateway, yet none of them are served? Why is this? It’s likely because the secondary cities perform better than...Jump to post
Sitting at HNL waiting for a flight. Watched a group on the ground and on lifts wiping down a United 772 while it was sitting at the gate. They did the entire underside and engines. I have never seen this before in 45 years of travel? Is this something normal for United? Or something normal for HNL...Jump to post
I realize I'm hardly an expert airport planner but I always wondered why the city didn't move 22R/4L a little northeast so that it didn't intersect 27L/9R and extend into the terminal space. That would have allowed a full concourse to be built. As it is, in the OGT drawings released, the new concou...Jump to post
Polaris goes all the way back to the overwing exit...... https://i.imgur.com/CEF9ZC2.jpg I had a chance to fly the 76L ORD-EWR a few months ago on an equipment swap, and was lucky enough to be upgraded...into 18L with no window. You can really appreciate the size of the cabin from that vantage poin...Jump to post
For those interested, UA has a B764 parked on the T3N ramp until Sunday. It also was utilized for test fits this evening. I saw it land yesterday. Had a glow worm (new guy) on my crew, his jaw about hit the floor lol. I assume it brought the Browns into town? Glow worm... https://uploads.tapatalk-c...Jump to post