I don't quite understand your proposal. If they move all of the 752s t domestic, they won't be able to fly some/all of those routes because they don't have a suitable replacement to use. In some of the cases, the 763 would be too big, and even if it wasn't, with the exception of the 3 HA units coming in, the 763 fleet is fairly occupied
I think I have poorly expressed myself! Naturally if they moved all 752s to domestic there is no replacement in that size class, which I get is a better fit to certain destinations than the 763, and I don’t even know if UA will have enough 763s anyway (unless the 78J and 3 used 763s free enough 763s up)?- I guess what I’m asking is if by end of 2020 when the all wide bodies are complete with Polaris refits, WILL UA have decided on a 752 replacement and how long after 2020 would it take for those replacements be on property?
From everything I read UA has 2 choices: A321T or the “797” (MoM) which I would assume would still be a number of years away from 2020. If they decided on the A21 how long would they take to arrive? Last: I just presume the 737MAX is incapable of replacing the 752 in TATL operations?
Perhaps the lipstick mentioned above would help: new covers and bulkheads and bins in the Polaris design?
I simply believe it’s a mistake to have the current 752 still flying “as it is today” after 2020, especially if they cost the same as J in a true Polaris aircraft. They would be the dogs of the fleet crossing the Atlantic- even to get a non-stop, it’s just would be bad for the United brand to fly them “as is” and squandering the “potential” for becoming a great premier airline.
I agree that although its hard product is lacking, it is still perfectly acceptable for long domestic routes.
The 737 is NEVER a replacement for the 757.
A321neos will take a long time to acquire, because the current global backlog of A320neo aircraft is sold out until 2020-2021, and it would be hard to get extra delivery slots from then on until the middle of the decade. I think they are better off waiting for the MOM.
Furthermore, the reason why United bought the A350 was that Boeing had no 777 replacement with the payload and range that United wanted. Before that, the last time that they placed an Airbus order was the A320/19 long before the CO merger. Also, due to AA's most favored customer clause, I do not think that United will buy Airbus narrowbodies in the future, especially with a sCO-skewed board.
United Did NOT buy the A350 because Boeing didn't have a B777 with the right range. Boeing wouldn't Kiss Glen Tilton's Butt and Airbus Did! After the merger?
the S-CO management group tried everything they could to "Deep Six" the A350's but they couldn't. Now we'll have to take them and I think we'll really enjoy them.
Especially since Rolls Royce will have to Perform as well or better than G.E. to even "break even" at United as I'm sure they won't get any "break" when they arrive.
So we'll get to see Airbus in "Indian country"! I'm looking forward to it! With all the new B737 MAX acft coming on board?
The A321 NEO at United? might well be a dead Issue. I think that's why they ordered the B737 Max10's.
I'm not sure there's room for both of them at the "corral" to belly up to the bar..