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by wn676
Sat Dec 14, 2019 5:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Phoenix Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 805
Views: 130535

Re: Phoenix Aviation Thread - 2019

I wonder if they will keep the T2 garage and West Economy parking open until the Skytrain is finished? I think they are building a West parking garage around 24th and Buckeye. Unless something has changed, the plan is to realign Sky Harbor Boulevard, which would require the demolition of the T2 gar...

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by wn676
Sat Dec 14, 2019 5:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Phoenix Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 805
Views: 130535

Re: Phoenix Aviation Thread - 2019

Here's a suggestion that I know will not happen, but would if I was in charge of Sky harbor: After Terminal 2 closes and flights have stopped, the Airport Authority should have an 'open house' allowing the public a last chance to walk through the entire terminal before it is demolished. 58 years of...

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by wn676
Sat Dec 14, 2019 5:32 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Phoenix Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 805
Views: 130535

Re: Phoenix Aviation Thread - 2019

Here is a great article about the history of the T2 ‘The Phoenix’ mural and the plans to move and preserve it. As a side question, does anyone know the date for T2s airlines move to T3? I think I saw a few pages back in the thread said it'd be March but this article says February. I have day trip t...

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by wn676
Wed Dec 11, 2019 12:56 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Chicago Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 1170
Views: 229009

Re: Chicago Aviation Thread - 2019

...Pretty much all of Terminals 1, 2 and 3 are extremely out of date and need to be replaced with newer and additional gates with bigger holdrooms that can accommodate more mainline aircraft. Et voila! https://i.postimg.cc/TwNWncWT/Screen-Shot-2019-12-10-at-5-23-22-PM.png https://www.archdaily.com/...

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by wn676
Tue Dec 10, 2019 12:21 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Phoenix Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 805
Views: 130535

Re: Phoenix Aviation Thread - 2019

Test fits are starting at T3N tonight and should be continuing irregularly through January with various aircraft types. I believe they will be testing a widebody on Friday.

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by wn676
Mon Dec 09, 2019 4:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Airlines Network Thread - 2019
Replies: 934
Views: 172586

Re: American Airlines Network Thread - 2019

per Airlineroute AA will start seasonal LGA-PHX from 04/11-05/02 Hopefully there is more https://twitter.com/Airlineroute/status/1203935472055046144 I assume this is Saturday service only when the perimeter rule is relaxed. Does AA have additional exemptions out of LGA? WN previously operated Satur...

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by wn676
Sun Dec 08, 2019 8:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet/Network Thread - 2019
Replies: 3546
Views: 733646

Re: United Fleet/Network Thread - 2019

jayunited, have you heard of any new destinations overseas for UA (TPAC or TATL)? I would like to see UA serve MNL & BKK in the Pacific and WAW in Europe. Those are all low yielding ethnic leisure destinations. Would be hard to imagine those being served by a US carrier. There was a rumor threa...

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by wn676
Thu Dec 05, 2019 3:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United orders 50 A321 XLR, defers A350's to 2027
Replies: 481
Views: 86988

Re: United orders 50 A321 XLR, defers A350's to 2027

The real question is can the A321XLR handle Lima ? EWR - LIM is known for 500+ bags on a 757. The XLR has the range but I doubt it’s taking 500 bags. What makes you think the A321XLR won´t be taking 500 bags when the 757 can fit them? Its not like there is a large difference between cargo hold volu...

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by wn676
Fri Nov 29, 2019 10:02 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Airlines Network Thread - 2019
Replies: 934
Views: 172586

Re: American Airlines Network Thread - 2019

So... AA's ending/not displaying PHL 788 service from October 25, 2020... which I'm assuming is an error or a placeholder. Or at least, I can't seem to find anymore 788 TATL routes. It looks like on aa.com PHL-AMS is listed twice on October 25. One is a 788 departing 6:50 and one is a 763 departing...

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by wn676
Sat Nov 23, 2019 6:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumor: PK to possibly resume JFK in April 2020
Replies: 15
Views: 4572

Re: Rumor: PK to possibly resume JFK in April 2020

Isn't the westbound stop in Europe obligatory because of US security concerns? I believe Ethiopian is in the same category. It was obligatory because TSA was not allowed to do screening in Pakistan themselves. TSA has visited ISB and KHI earlier this year, so I believe the westbound stop will be dr...

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by wn676
Tue Nov 19, 2019 1:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Airlines Updating Their Livery
Replies: 124
Views: 27977

Re: American Airlines Updating Their Livery

Wrong, Airbus uses a different aluminum and requires paint. Show me any Airbus now that is a bare metal finish How about this one? https://worldairlinenews.files.wordpress.com/2009/09/american-a300-600-n14077-68grd-mia-bdlr.jpg How about a current flying plane? And AA ended up painting the A300s du...

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by wn676
Sun Oct 27, 2019 4:08 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 1st A32x wearing the new UA livery spotted
Replies: 20
Views: 5639

Re: 1st A32x wearing the new UA livery spotted

They’ve had an A319 flying for just under a month now in the new colors. There are a few photos in the database of it:

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by wn676
Fri Oct 18, 2019 5:14 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why is everything at EWR Brown?
Replies: 54
Views: 15327

Re: Why is everything at EWR Brown?

FWIW, the PA-owned jetbridges in B are being painted blue.

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by wn676
Wed Oct 16, 2019 11:15 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Chicago Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 1170
Views: 229009

Re: Chicago Aviation Thread - 2019

The lack of activity on the 9R/27L extension area in this shot relative to other more recent shots we have seen also would seem to confirm that the work is actually to extend that runway and unrelated to the work on 9C/27C. Good point; totally agree. I flew in last night and got the full north airf...

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by wn676
Wed Oct 16, 2019 12:14 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Chicago Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 1170
Views: 229009

Re: Chicago Aviation Thread - 2019

I flew in last night and got the full north airfield tour after landing 27R. We taxied over the end of 4L and it looks like there’s some grading work being done in that area. Anyone know what that’s for? I know at some point the localizer is going to be relocated, and taxiways A/B will be realigned,...

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by wn676
Thu Oct 10, 2019 3:10 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Phoenix Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 805
Views: 130535

Re: Phoenix Aviation Thread - 2019

Anybody know why a Southwest -76N went to MZJ today. Reg is N7701B. Also got to see an Air Canada Max go over also headed there. This is one of the birds that are being retired as they are coming off lease. Picked up during the AirTran merger. I believe they are going to UA? Don’t think that this p...

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by wn676
Thu Oct 10, 2019 3:03 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Orleans Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 1631
Views: 253040

Re: New Orleans Aviation Thread - 2019

They won't cancel flights because of where the plane is parking to offload and load passengers. Since YUL is pre-clearance, they can park at any gate in the current terminal. Correct, that being said, TS will most likely use a common use gate at the ST and NT until the AC merger is finalized. makes...

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by wn676
Sat Sep 21, 2019 12:43 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: UN General Assembly September 2019 News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 17
Views: 3276

Re: UN week why always JFK

It may have with security as well. For secret service details its ptobably a lot easier to transport the VIPs from jfk to midtown than it is from SFW or other places. I have recently found out that when heads of state are transported through tunnels the tunnels have to be closed to other traffic wh...

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by wn676
Mon Sep 16, 2019 12:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet/Network Thread - 2019
Replies: 3546
Views: 733646

Re: United Fleet/Network Thread - 2019

len90 wrote:
Where is the 789 for EWR-CPT going to come from? Will it rotate in and out via SFO or LAX?


Appears to be coming from SFO...UA0295/2006.

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by wn676
Mon Aug 26, 2019 6:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Future of AA hub at PHX
Replies: 103
Views: 13143

Re: Future of AA hub at PHX

HP69 wrote:
PHX is AA’s least profitable hub not located in a key intl market (MIA, NYC, and LAX). Also, it is heavily overlapping with DFW and LAX. So taking these factors into consideration, what is the future of AA at PHX?


What insight do you actually have to the profitability of the hub?

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by wn676
Mon Aug 26, 2019 11:30 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United suspends ORD-HKG
Replies: 128
Views: 29706

Re: United suspends ORD-HKG

I didn't realize UA's ORD-HKG 77E flights were weight restricted. The PW-powered sUA 77Es have a lower MTOW (648K lbs vs 656K lbs) than the GE-powered sCO birds that UA also has. Their ORD base sees the PW birds, so no surprise if there's restrictions. ORD-HKG is scheduled with one of the GE aircra...

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by wn676
Sun Aug 18, 2019 9:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Phoenix Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 805
Views: 130535

Re: Phoenix Aviation Thread - 2019

PhilMcCrackin wrote:
How many people actually want to connect between T3 and T4?


Depending on who occupies the new concourse east of T3N, there could be quite a few people making airside connections between the two.

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by wn676
Sun Aug 18, 2019 9:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Phoenix Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 805
Views: 130535

Re: Phoenix Aviation Thread - 2019

Would an airside bridge between the terminals be possible without interfering with traffic on the tarmac? It would have to be as high as the Skytrain bridge over Taxiway R. And if you can get around the TRACON, the Terminal 3 garage is in the way. Also, it seems like it would be a long walk, so may...

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by wn676
Sun Aug 18, 2019 5:34 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: IAD Airport finally bounces back
Replies: 114
Views: 20281

Re: IAD Airport finally bounces back

Wasn't it reported a few years back that six new wide body gates are supposed to be built where the regional gates currently are at the end of Concourse A? That’s probably still a long way off. There would have to be a way to accommodate those 31 regional positions, and with only 6 widebody gates y...

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by wn676
Fri Aug 16, 2019 5:52 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet/Network Thread - 2019
Replies: 3546
Views: 733646

Re: United Fleet/Network Thread - 2019

After reading the above, maybe just adding Diamond seats to the 4 PW772ERs to be converted would be the easiest and leave the 77Gs untouched. The 77G could be pulled off ORD-Hawaii and operate hub-to hub and shorter Hawaiian flights. The 4 ER units would have 30 Diamond seats, up to 10 fewer Y seat...

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by wn676
Fri Aug 16, 2019 4:36 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet/Network Thread - 2019
Replies: 3546
Views: 733646

Re: United Fleet/Network Thread - 2019

And yes, while it's definitely not ideal on segments like ORD-HNL/OGG they do enjoy virtually no non-stop competition for now. On HNL in particular though, how long do you think that advantage will last? Not to say that they present a huge threat at the moment, but AA is extending their seasonal fl...

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by wn676
Thu Aug 15, 2019 7:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet/Network Thread - 2019
Replies: 3546
Views: 733646

Re: United Fleet/Network Thread - 2019

I think we all agree that it would be an improvement over IPTE - which definitely needs to go - but to me putting in the Diamond seats still just seems like a half-baked measure with only incremental benefit. That too still implies that these aircraft will continue to be deployed on 8+ hour flights...

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by wn676
Thu Aug 15, 2019 7:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet/Network Thread - 2019
Replies: 3546
Views: 733646

Re: United Fleet/Network Thread - 2019

I really don’t buy the reasoning in putting the Diamond seats into the HD 772s. If they continue to operate the longer segments, it just creates another problem with consistency, not having direct-aisle access on some flights while offering it on others. In addition to the cost to reconfigure with ...

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by wn676
Thu Aug 15, 2019 6:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet/Network Thread - 2019
Replies: 3546
Views: 733646

Re: United Fleet/Network Thread - 2019

Hi Jayunited, As a hardcore UA passenger who is often (if not aways) will be in a lie flat seat whenever possible, I couldn’t agree more with replacing the ITPE (by that I presume you are referring to the very original back/fwd lie flats) on the High Density 772’s, with refurbished Diamond BF seats...

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by wn676
Thu Aug 15, 2019 4:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet/Network Thread - 2019
Replies: 3546
Views: 733646

Re: United Fleet/Network Thread - 2019

Can I ask at this point if UA, in retrospect, would have hoped their last 6 772A aircraft received in 2000 were really 772ER aircraft? It appears UA will convert 4 772ERs to domestic configuration soon. I don't think UA has any regrets about purchasing 6 772As in 2000, those aircraft have served a ...

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by wn676
Mon Aug 12, 2019 3:37 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Airlines Schedules 787 & 772 On DFW-PHX-DFW
Replies: 50
Views: 9995

Re: American Airlines Schedules 787 & 772 On DFW-PHX-DFW

I believe there where on time issues with the A330 CLT-PHX-HI so the flights will just originate in PHX. The CLT-PHX equipment change always lags PHX-HNL. If you’re suggesting that they’ll base the A330s out of PHX to operate a seasonal upgauge, that is not likely. The costs associated with doing t...

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by wn676
Fri Jul 12, 2019 10:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Airlines Boeing 777-200s
Replies: 46
Views: 14056

Re: United Airlines Boeing 777-200s

n92r03 wrote:
I think, please correct me if I’m wrong, but the 77E model is used for the longest routes, EWR-TLV/HKG/BOM, etc.


Those are all scheduled with the 77W. TLV’s additional frequency is operated with a 78J.

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by wn676
Tue Jul 02, 2019 6:17 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: EWR International gate 'slotting'
Replies: 34
Views: 6672

Re: EWR International gate 'slotting'

The Port Authority needs to task UAL with that one with re-banking EWR. There is a higher amount of downtime (EG: 11am to 1pm) with ops during the day and in the late evening compared to the mornings, late afternoons, and early evenings. There are times you can be at EWR and think it's surprisingly...

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by wn676
Fri Jun 14, 2019 6:16 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta luggage abuse
Replies: 107
Views: 13333

Re: Delta luggage abuse

If that happens you still get advised to take expensive (or priceless) items with you on the plane. Passenger is to blame here. I have been told to gate check my carry-on many times.... Not once was I advised that I should remove valuables from it. Have a great day, And for some passengers, it may ...

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by wn676
Fri Jun 14, 2019 5:24 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Chicago Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 1170
Views: 229009

Re: Chicago Aviation Thread - 2019

Could anyone verify if the below Terminal 5 gate constraints are still accurate? I know a few changes have been implemented over the past few years and I have tried to keep up but I may be missing some info. (The below list assumes that all adjacent gates are occupied by the largest possible aircra...

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by wn676
Fri Jun 07, 2019 12:13 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Why did UA chose CPT over JNB?
Replies: 26
Views: 5500

Re: Why did UA chose CPT over JNB?

UA is not in the habit of starting ultra-long haul routes that are low-yielding (i.e., that cater primarily to tourists). Therefore, UA probably thinks there is an untapped business market in CPT, even if smaller than in JNB. After all, CPT is still an important city, not some backwater. UA is clea...

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by wn676
Thu Jun 06, 2019 1:44 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Which airlines use Scimitar Blended Winglets on their 757s?
Replies: 22
Views: 3556

Re: Which airlines use Scimitar Blended Winglets on their 757s?

Boof02671 wrote:
LAA has a few


Do they? I thought AA opted to stick with the standard winglet on their 757s.

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by wn676
Sun Jun 02, 2019 2:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet/Network Thread - 2019
Replies: 3546
Views: 733646

Re: United Fleet/Network Thread - 2019

CO787EWR wrote:
Doesn't United own both Terminal A and C. I would assume they'd be involved in the plans for the new Terminal "One" (is that the official name for it?).


Only Terminal C, they lease the gates at A2.

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by wn676
Sun Jun 02, 2019 1:53 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Why retract flaps on the ground?
Replies: 51
Views: 8486

Re: Why retract flaps on the ground?

I have the opposite question from the OP and it's funny this thread came up because I've been wondering about this for some. Your explanation above is of course the correct & obvious answer but...in many a YouTube trip-report video, I've seen lots of cases where on AA Airbus narrowbodies, parti...

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by wn676
Sat Jun 01, 2019 3:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA A321 clips AA 738 during pushback at LGA
Replies: 14
Views: 5566

Re: AA A321 clips AA 738 during pushback at LGA

Empty A321 being pushed back has it's right winglets clip the left horizontal stabilizer of a 738 parked at its gate. Just by happened about 30 minutes ago. Where on the airfield did this occur? With all of the construction at LGA there’s obviously been a fair amount of changes to existing ramp spa...

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by wn676
Sat Jun 01, 2019 1:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Phoenix Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 805
Views: 130535

Re: Phoenix Aviation Thread - 2019

Here you go..I believe Mesa operated two under Desert Sun. Very comfortable, I remember flying on one PHX-FAT maybe around 1996 or 1997.. https://photovault.com/data/comps/TAF/TAFV26P15_17.jpg Sweet. Looks nice in the HP livery. Thanks for the pic. Where did they fly them to? It looks like initial ...

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by wn676
Sun May 26, 2019 2:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Chicago Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 1170
Views: 229009

Re: Chicago Aviation Thread - 2019

The only nonstop in operation now is to LA on JAL. Not sure there is enough for ORD. There used to be KIX service from UA and JAL but it’s been a while. I think both of those routes were around late 90s to early 2000s. Don't forget daily SFO<>KIX with UA. And SEA-KIX on DL, if we’re accounting for ...

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by wn676
Fri Apr 19, 2019 8:19 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United EWR to SFO not always PS?
Replies: 10
Views: 2978

Re: United EWR to SFO not always PS

Yup No, not yup. All the 757 now have the CO style interior. The legacy UA have a larger 24 seat cabin with the CO style diamond seat. That replaced the former UA 3 cabin lay out soon after the merger. The sCO 752 are exactly the same expect they have a smaller 16 seat cabin. These Rolls powered a/...

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by wn676
Thu Apr 18, 2019 1:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Phoenix Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 805
Views: 130535

Re: Phoenix Aviation Thread - 2019

OK here's a question...per FLIFO in Sabre, AA194 to LHR scheduled at 1510 as of this writing has a ETD of 1700 due to MX. It's at B25. Now, as per usual, BA289 is running late with ETA of 1833, so if the 1700 ETD for AA holds, all is well, but...if it's delayed longer and still at B25 when BA arriv...

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by wn676
Mon Apr 08, 2019 9:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Airlines "Evolution" to Globe Livery released
Replies: 1797
Views: 394206

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

FWIW, it looks like UA is hosting a Brand event for employees in Chicago on April 24th.

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by wn676
Fri Apr 05, 2019 11:48 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Pushback by men, pushback manually
Replies: 30
Views: 6147

Re: Pushback by men, pushback manually

I’ve seen a 787 pushed back manually after a pushtug failure. Ramp slope helped in this case, and apparently they didn’t want to wait around for GSE maintenance to pull the tug out to swap equipment. Couldn’t say if IATA or an airport authority regulates that, however if one of them did it would pro...

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by wn676
Sun Mar 31, 2019 6:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Phoenix Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 805
Views: 130535

Re: Phoenix Aviation Thread - 2019

Ishrion wrote:
INFINITI329 wrote:
What crew base is staffing the PHX-LHR flights? I assume a crew was deadheaded from LAX for the inaugural PHX-LHR flight


The flight rotation is RDU-LHR-PHX-LHR to probably RDU?


Looks like it’s actually planned to turn PHX-LHR-DFW for the next couple of months at least.

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by wn676
Wed Mar 13, 2019 2:21 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: United HQ Lease Extension
Replies: 37
Views: 6672

United HQ Lease Extension

https://www.chicagotribune.com/business/columnists/ori/ct-biz-united-airlines-stays-at-willis-tower-ryan-ori-20190312-story.html The Chicago-based airline said it has extended its lease in Chicago’s tallest skyscraper until 2033, following a year-and-a-half search for a potential new headquarters ca...

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by wn676
Sat Mar 02, 2019 6:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 2 WN planes clip wings at EWR Mar. 2
Replies: 10
Views: 3766

Re: 2 WN planes clip wings at EWR Mar. 2

With snow on the ground, I wonder if the centerline marking was obscured. I believe that the construction for T1 required the shift of the taxilane around A-1 closer in towards the building, so not a lot of margin for error over there.

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by wn676
Wed Feb 13, 2019 11:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Phoenix Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 805
Views: 130535

Re: Phoenix Aviation Thread - 2019

I know they could use more IAD service. The current daily flight is timed to meet the afternoon ”superbank” and is probably the only reason a nonstop exists at all. Outside of that there’s really not much more that IAD offers that IAH, ORD, and EWR can’t already provide. DCA is well-covered by AA a...

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