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Re: United Fleet/Network Thread - 2019

Tue Nov 05, 2019 3:06 am

snuggs28 wrote:
audidudi wrote:
snuggs28 wrote:
A319-131 N835UA was ferried to GYR this morning. First 319 to be retired.

I don't understand why. Relatively speaking its not that old compared to other 319 Aircraft Flying. It is a 2001 build

Flight: 2719/04 .

Would it perhaps be due for a major mx check?



It does need a Heavy check. But still hours and cycles wise. A lot of time left on that Airframe. We have older Airframes out there getting these heavy checks. Just a head scratcher. Plus N834UA is in LCQ getting a Heavy Check right now. And that Airframe was delivered 3 days before 4035 was in 2001.


You never know what gremlins live in these airplanes......hangar queens are expensive. It could also be leased at a rate UA doesn’t want to pay?
 
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Re: United Fleet/Network Thread - 2019

Tue Nov 05, 2019 10:55 am

N835UA going to GYR listing as 'storage.' Can anybody confirm if its storage or retirement?

3959 entered VCV for paint entry. Not too sure if it's more touch up paint or the evolution globe paint.

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Re: United Fleet/Network Thread - 2019

Tue Nov 05, 2019 1:22 pm

The first 787-8s came on property in 2012, I’m surprised these are not getting repainted by now, it’s about that 7 year mark. Maybe they have been painted before the new livery came out? Idk but seems like they, maybe after those 767s that need a lot of work, would be due for it soon.
 
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Re: United Fleet/Network Thread - 2019

Tue Nov 05, 2019 1:48 pm

319:
N803UA sked to exit SFO 780/5Nov with 12F mod
N835UA. Unless this frame is out of time before a check, I don't know why it didn't stay a few weeks to allow another 12F mod line

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Re: United Fleet/Network Thread - 2019

Tue Nov 05, 2019 2:00 pm

It seems like the rumor that N2749U would be delayed is true this frame will be delayed by 2 weeks, this frame will be delivered the first week of December 2019. Seat manufacture Zodiac had some supply and demand issues with so many UA frames needing Polaris seats.

Expected Widebody Delivery Schedule November through March
77W: 2 December, 1 January, 1 February
78J: 2 December , 1 February
789: 1 January, 2 February, 1 March
 
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Re: United Fleet/Network Thread - 2019

Tue Nov 05, 2019 2:30 pm

The fleet updates, fleet status, and repaint status posts at the start of this thread have been updated.

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Re: United Fleet/Network Thread - 2019

Tue Nov 05, 2019 6:01 pm

CriticalPoint wrote:
snuggs28 wrote:
audidudi wrote:
Would it perhaps be due for a major mx check?



It does need a Heavy check. But still hours and cycles wise. A lot of time left on that Airframe. We have older Airframes out there getting these heavy checks. Just a head scratcher. Plus N834UA is in LCQ getting a Heavy Check right now. And that Airframe was delivered 3 days before 4035 was in 2001.


You never know what gremlins live in these airplanes......hangar queens are expensive. It could also be leased at a rate UA doesn’t want to pay?



i was going to say, maybe the MX cost was more than the value of the plane.
 
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Re: United Fleet/Network Thread - 2019

Tue Nov 05, 2019 7:17 pm

snuggs28 wrote:
A319-131 N835UA was ferried to GYR this morning. First 319 to be retired.

I don't understand why. Relatively speaking its not that old compared to other 319 Aircraft Flying. It is a 2001 build

Flight: 2719/04 .


Some of these aircraft will be used for spare parts to support the remaining fleet, in fact 4 of the used A320s UA has acquired will never actually enter the fleet. It is my understanding that manufacture serial numbers 2168, 1933, 1914, and 2232, were purchased and once delivered will be parted out to support the remaining Airbus fleet.
Why some younger frames are being retired while older frames remaining I don't know the answer to that question, however this strategy of purchasing or retiring certain aircraft for additional spare parts is nothing new.

In fact this is another page from DL's play book didn't do the same thing with their narrow body fleet and if I'm not mistaken didn't DL a few years ago purchase 1 or 2 used 777s but they never actually flew for DL they were purchased for spare parts?
 
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Re: United Fleet/Network Thread - 2019

Tue Nov 05, 2019 8:32 pm

UAX Update:

CR5:
N172GJ exited AMA in new livery
N501GJ has entered revenue service with GoJet
N156GJ entered AMA for paint
N604QX (2001 build) exited TUS with new interior, now at MLB for maintenance

CR7:
N170GJ has exited service in preparation for CR5 mod

E145X:
N12160 schedule exit AMA 6Nov in new livery
N14177 entered AMA for paint
N14171 has been written off

E175SC:
N614UX enters revenue service 6Nov
 
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Re: United Fleet/Network Thread - 2019

Tue Nov 05, 2019 9:25 pm

atcsundevil wrote:
The fleet updates, fleet status, and repaint status posts at the start of this thread have been updated.

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Are you the person that keeps the United Fleet Website on Google updated also?
 
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Re: United Fleet/Network Thread - 2019

Tue Nov 05, 2019 9:35 pm

UAinAUS wrote:
UAX Update:

CR5:
N172GJ exited AMA in new livery
N501GJ has entered revenue service with GoJet
N156GJ entered AMA for paint
N604QX (2001 build) exited TUS with new interior, now at MLB for maintenance

CR7:
N170GJ has exited service in preparation for CR5 mod

E145X:
N12160 schedule exit AMA 6Nov in new livery
N14177 entered AMA for paint
N14171 has been written off


Thanks for the update!

I am curious with GoJet...they only had 25 CR7 under the UA Brand...where is UA getting the other 25-30 CR7's to convert and enter to G7? SkyWest? Mesa?

In addition...the crew and pilot flying...is G7 taking the pilots flying the DL side of the CR7/CR9 and staffing them over on the UA side?

Glad to see the E145 getting the paint..when will we see our first CRJ?!

N14171 was the CommutAir E145 that "Crashed" at PQI, not surprised to see it written off!

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Re: United Fleet/Network Thread - 2019

Wed Nov 06, 2019 2:38 am

TrafficCop wrote:
atcsundevil wrote:
The fleet updates, fleet status, and repaint status posts at the start of this thread have been updated.

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Are you the person that keeps the United Fleet Website on Google updated also?

I am not, that would be calpsafltskeds. I just post the information he sends me to keep those posts updated.
 
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Re: United Fleet/Network Thread - 2019

Wed Nov 06, 2019 3:21 am

GoJet is sourcing additional CR7's from SkyWest's parked fleet of former ExpressJet aircraft that flew for AA, DL and OO CR7's that flew for AS (the QX planes).

atrude777 wrote:
UAinAUS wrote:
UAX Update:

CR5:
N172GJ exited AMA in new livery
N501GJ has entered revenue service with GoJet
N156GJ entered AMA for paint
N604QX (2001 build) exited TUS with new interior, now at MLB for maintenance

CR7:
N170GJ has exited service in preparation for CR5 mod

E145X:
N12160 schedule exit AMA 6Nov in new livery
N14177 entered AMA for paint
N14171 has been written off


Thanks for the update!

I am curious with GoJet...they only had 25 CR7 under the UA Brand...where is UA getting the other 25-30 CR7's to convert and enter to G7? SkyWest? Mesa?

In addition...the crew and pilot flying...is G7 taking the pilots flying the DL side of the CR7/CR9 and staffing them over on the UA side?

Glad to see the E145 getting the paint..when will we see our first CRJ?!

N14171 was the CommutAir E145 that "Crashed" at PQI, not surprised to see it written off!

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Re: United Fleet/Network Thread - 2019

Wed Nov 06, 2019 1:00 pm

jayunited wrote:
snuggs28 wrote:
A319-131 N835UA was ferried to GYR this morning. First 319 to be retired.

I don't understand why. Relatively speaking its not that old compared to other 319 Aircraft Flying. It is a 2001 build

Flight: 2719/04 .


Some of these aircraft will be used for spare parts to support the remaining fleet, in fact 4 of the used A320s UA has acquired will never actually enter the fleet. It is my understanding that manufacture serial numbers 2168, 1933, 1914, and 2232, were purchased and once delivered will be parted out to support the remaining Airbus fleet.
Why some younger frames are being retired while older frames remaining I don't know the answer to that question, however this strategy of purchasing or retiring certain aircraft for additional spare parts is nothing new.

Three of those four A320 are ex-Vueling showing former reg EC-LRE, LQZ, LQR. 2003/4 builds. There is a fourth listed with MSN 1749. MSN 2232 is not there.
 
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Re: United Fleet/Network Thread - 2019

Wed Nov 06, 2019 2:21 pm

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GoJet is sourcing additional CR7's from SkyWest's parked fleet of former ExpressJet aircraft that flew for AA, DL and OO CR7's that flew for AS (the QX planes).

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Fascinating! Good to know, thanks for the information!

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Re: United Fleet/Network Thread - 2019

Wed Nov 06, 2019 4:04 pm

n7371f wrote:
GoJet is sourcing additional CR7's from SkyWest's parked fleet of former ExpressJet aircraft that flew for AA, DL and OO CR7's that flew for AS (the QX planes).

atrude777 wrote:


That makes sense. There are a ton of CR7s sitting on the ground at the SkyWest facility here in TUS (especially a lot of AA and DL tails), and I'm guessing those are the ones they'll be converting.
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Re: United Fleet/Network Thread - 2019

Thu Nov 07, 2019 1:25 am

United Star Wars 737-800 landing at IAH at 19:38. They will hide it in United hangar "E." Employees were told not to take pictures of it.
 
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Re: United Fleet/Network Thread - 2019

Thu Nov 07, 2019 2:05 am

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United Star Wars 737-800 landing at IAH at 19:38. They will hide it in United hangar "E." Employees were told not to take pictures of it.

Already a pic of it going viral on Instagram.
 
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Re: United Fleet/Network Thread - 2019

Thu Nov 07, 2019 5:19 am

I have a question about used 763ER’s. UA may or may not want more, but is the 763 ER an aircraft that is available on the used market- 763 airframes with life left in them? Eg: Hawaiian frames UA took?

The is a reason I ask. I just did an EWR/LA RT on the 787-10, in a true Polaris seat. OTHER THAN THE VERY SERIOUSLY BAD SITUATION WITH UNITED CLUBS at EWR, those flights I would give a perfect 10 out of 10 score- especially transcontinental. I know UA is planning to really fix up the 752 interiors, and it cannot happen soon enough. But, truly, how much time is left in them? Between EWR & LAX/SFO how many frames are needed once the 3 78J’s are counted for? And unless they fix the F cabin on the HD 772’s and replace them with “at least” the newer diamond seats coming off the 787-8/9s, United’s transcontinental hard product product + the new soft products (BTW: FA’s both ways were fabulous) as was food (even the new plastic amenity kits w new eyeshades and post cards) are nice “enough”

I think of Mr & Ms average who spring for F, unwittingly finding themselves on a 78J out and a 752 back- they must go into severe shock at the difference. Then I thought how perfect a 763 would be on Transcontinental w Polaris “seats” then “premium economy (for which I’d add 2 more rows of bc mid flight i walked through PE and the Pax looked very happy and comfy- I have yet to fly in one)- I am “ASSUMING” that, 1: not enough 763’s on the used market, and 2: would they add too many UA transcontinental seats given current frequencies? (Me thinks a newly refurbished 763 with right sized F, PE and E+ with good service and treats would fill up quite fast without cutting frequencies)
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Re: United Fleet/Network Thread - 2019

Thu Nov 07, 2019 5:26 am

 
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Re: United Fleet/Network Thread - 2019

Thu Nov 07, 2019 5:49 am

319:
N871UA, former B6018 sked to exit XMN 2693/8Nov after Induction, should head to AMA for paint
N880UA, former B2296 entered SMN 2715/7Nov for Induction

738:
N36272 entered IAH 2746/6Nov in Star Wars Livery
N37298 sked to enter AMA 2761/7Nov for new livery
 
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Re: United Fleet/Network Thread - 2019

Thu Nov 07, 2019 6:29 am

avtcle wrote:
United is ending flights from CUN to AUS, CLE, MSY & AUS. The season for these routes ended in August, however United just today removed them from their route map.


Hopefully this equipment could then be used for CLE-SJU as a daily. There's certainly sufficient demand for it.
 
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Thu Nov 07, 2019 12:50 pm

This is just a reminder that users should not be posting communications between moderators and users. It is specifically not permitted by forum rules for privacy reasons.

Rules exist for a reason, and we don't suspend user accounts because it's fun for us. If people choose to follow the rules, then it should never be an issue.

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Re: United Fleet/Network Thread - 2019

Thu Nov 07, 2019 1:22 pm

VC10er wrote:
I have a question about used 763ER’s. UA may or may not want more, but is the 763 ER an aircraft that is available on the used market- 763 airframes with life left in them? Eg: Hawaiian frames UA took?

The is a reason I ask. I just did an EWR/LA RT on the 787-10, in a true Polaris seat. OTHER THAN THE VERY SERIOUSLY BAD SITUATION WITH UNITED CLUBS at EWR, those flights I would give a perfect 10 out of 10 score- especially transcontinental. I know UA is planning to really fix up the 752 interiors, and it cannot happen soon enough. But, truly, how much time is left in them? Between EWR & LAX/SFO how many frames are needed once the 3 78J’s are counted for? And unless they fix the F cabin on the HD 772’s and replace them with “at least” the newer diamond seats coming off the 787-8/9s, United’s transcontinental hard product product + the new soft products (BTW: FA’s both ways were fabulous) as was food (even the new plastic amenity kits w new eyeshades and post cards) are nice “enough”

I think of Mr & Ms average who spring for F, unwittingly finding themselves on a 78J out and a 752 back- they must go into severe shock at the difference. Then I thought how perfect a 763 would be on Transcontinental w Polaris “seats” then “premium economy (for which I’d add 2 more rows of bc mid flight i walked through PE and the Pax looked very happy and comfy- I have yet to fly in one)- I am “ASSUMING” that, 1: not enough 763’s on the used market, and 2: would they add too many UA transcontinental seats given current frequencies? (Me thinks a newly refurbished 763 with right sized F, PE and E+ with good service and treats would fill up quite fast without cutting frequencies)


UA does not need any more used 763s and I don't believe they are even looking for any more used 763s.

As far as using 763s on EWR-SFO/LAX routes I don't think that is a great idea, reason being the 763 has a higher operating cost when compared to a 752. There are certain routes like EWR-LHR, ORD-LHR and other European routes where a premium heavy 763 makes sense operationally and financially (UA can recoup the higher operating cost). However on transcon routes like EWR-SFO/LAX I don't believe it makes sense financially to put a premium heavy 763 or any 763 on these routes, using a 78J or 77HD both with over 300 seats provides UA plenty of opportunity to recoup the higher operational cost of those frames over a 752 a premium heavy 763 does not. Remember UA's EWR-SFO-EWR is one of the most profitable routes in the world and UA's EWR-LAX-EWR is in the top 10 most profitable routes in North America. Placing premium heavy 763s on these routes would be a step in the wrong direction financially for UA.
 
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Re: United Fleet/Network Thread - 2019

Thu Nov 07, 2019 1:23 pm

VC10er wrote:
I have a question about used 763ER’s. UA may or may not want more, but is the 763 ER an aircraft that is available on the used market- 763 airframes with life left in them? Eg: Hawaiian frames UA took?
Then I thought how perfect a 763 would be on Transcontinental w Polaris “seats” then “premium economy (for which I’d add 2 more rows of bc mid flight i walked through PE and the Pax looked very happy and comfy- I have yet to fly in one)- I am “ASSUMING” that, 1: not enough 763’s on the used market, and 2: would they add too many UA transcontinental seats given current frequencies? (Me thinks a newly refurbished 763 with right sized F, PE and E+ with good service and treats would fill up quite fast without cutting frequencies)


It's funny how things come full circle, since that was primarily what the 767 (non-ER) was designed for back in the 80's, to replace DC-10's on busier domestic routes. ETOPS was just being considered, and I'm sure Boeing always saw the plane's potential for Int'l trips, but there was no guarantee that regulators would let that happen on a wide scale. Up until 9-11, UA used 762's on p.s. type service, and AA did long after. I'm not sure why the logic of the 767 for domestic routes stopped making sense to airlines for 20 years, but it might once again.
 
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Re: United Fleet/Network Thread - 2019

Thu Nov 07, 2019 2:25 pm

United has posted a time lapse video and reveal of the Star Wars plane.

https://www.instagram.com/p/B4kQ-8DgmOD ... 324gj9v2ol
 
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Re: United Fleet/Network Thread - 2019

Thu Nov 07, 2019 2:29 pm

Runway28L wrote:
United has posted a time lapse video and reveal of the Star Wars plane.

https://www.instagram.com/p/B4kQ-8DgmOD ... 324gj9v2ol


The headrest covers are a nice touch....Empire on one side and Rebellion on the other.
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Re: United Fleet/Network Thread - 2019

Thu Nov 07, 2019 2:34 pm

VC10er wrote:
I know UA is planning to really fix up the 752 interiors, and it cannot happen soon enough. But, truly, how much time is left in them?


The UA 752s in a lie-flat config range from 20-26 years old. So, answering your question, from 'a good bit left' to 'not much.' I would hate to think the younger example will fly another 5-8 years without a comprehensive refurb.
 
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Thu Nov 07, 2019 4:31 pm

jayunited wrote:
VC10er wrote:
I have a question about used 763ER’s. UA may or may not want more, but is the 763 ER an aircraft that is available on the used market- 763 airframes with life left in them? Eg: Hawaiian frames UA took?

The is a reason I ask. I just did an EWR/LA RT on the 787-10, in a true Polaris seat. OTHER THAN THE VERY SERIOUSLY BAD SITUATION WITH UNITED CLUBS at EWR, those flights I would give a perfect 10 out of 10 score- especially transcontinental. I know UA is planning to really fix up the 752 interiors, and it cannot happen soon enough. But, truly, how much time is left in them? Between EWR & LAX/SFO how many frames are needed once the 3 78J’s are counted for? And unless they fix the F cabin on the HD 772’s and replace them with “at least” the newer diamond seats coming off the 787-8/9s, United’s transcontinental hard product product + the new soft products (BTW: FA’s both ways were fabulous) as was food (even the new plastic amenity kits w new eyeshades and post cards) are nice “enough”

I think of Mr & Ms average who spring for F, unwittingly finding themselves on a 78J out and a 752 back- they must go into severe shock at the difference. Then I thought how perfect a 763 would be on Transcontinental w Polaris “seats” then “premium economy (for which I’d add 2 more rows of bc mid flight i walked through PE and the Pax looked very happy and comfy- I have yet to fly in one)- I am “ASSUMING” that, 1: not enough 763’s on the used market, and 2: would they add too many UA transcontinental seats given current frequencies? (Me thinks a newly refurbished 763 with right sized F, PE and E+ with good service and treats would fill up quite fast without cutting frequencies)


UA does not need any more used 763s and I don't believe they are even looking for any more used 763s.

As far as using 763s on EWR-SFO/LAX routes I don't think that is a great idea, reason being the 763 has a higher operating cost when compared to a 752. There are certain routes like EWR-LHR, ORD-LHR and other European routes where a premium heavy 763 makes sense operationally and financially (UA can recoup the higher operating cost). However on transcon routes like EWR-SFO/LAX I don't believe it makes sense financially to put a premium heavy 763 or any 763 on these routes, using a 78J or 77HD both with over 300 seats provides UA plenty of opportunity to recoup the higher operational cost of those frames over a 752 a premium heavy 763 does not. Remember UA's EWR-SFO-EWR is one of the most profitable routes in the world and UA's EWR-LAX-EWR is in the top 10 most profitable routes in North America. Placing premium heavy 763s on these routes would be a step in the wrong direction financially for UA.


Thanks Jayunited,
Thanks for answering the musings of a novice!
I knew there was going to be a number of good reasons “why a decked out 763 would NOT work” I simply didn’t know what they would be except for lack of available frames and potentially too large.
I actually did know the amazing financial performance of these routes for United. Which upon reading for the first time surprised me a bit because A) I always read what a huge mistake it was to move “ps” to EWR from JFK, B) that the “specialness” of the original “ps” 3 class aircraft was made plain old 2 class interiors C) That other airlines had a better product.
I do know (from a.net) that UA is planning to refurbish the 752’s...and especially First Class. (I don’t recall if the refurbished 752’s will get a PE section? (If possible I think it would be a great offer for those willing to pay more for more but cannot afford First.
Bottom line: my RT EWR/LAX both ways on the 78J in the “Polaris” seat (9L & 11A) were probably the 2 best Domestic flights in my life. (EXCEPT FOR THE UNITED CLUB SITUATION AT EWR, yet the United Club at LAX was awesome, not just new and beautiful, but the “make your own breakfast tacos were terrific!) they must realize this and have a plan!
Cheers & Thanks R
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Re: United Fleet/Network Thread - 2019

Fri Nov 08, 2019 1:13 am

First 787-10 with the new livery in final assembly! (Currently only the tail is painted, but looks great!)

https://www.instagram.com/p/B4iXRdUI5oo ... dt9vs4wlol
 
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Re: United Fleet/Network Thread - 2019

Fri Nov 08, 2019 2:08 am

KVH68 wrote:
United Star Wars 737-800 landing at IAH at 19:38. They will hide it in United hangar "E." Employees were told not to take pictures of it.

Why the secrecy? It was in the safety video earlier this week - about 60 hours ago.
 
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Re: United Fleet/Network Thread - 2019

Fri Nov 08, 2019 2:27 am

GoSharks wrote:
KVH68 wrote:
United Star Wars 737-800 landing at IAH at 19:38. They will hide it in United hangar "E." Employees were told not to take pictures of it.

Why the secrecy? It was in the safety video earlier this week - about 60 hours ago.


The company doesn't want employees posting pictures on social media before they unveil the airplane. They did this for the Special Olympics plane, the "Her Art Here" planes, and now this one.
 
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Re: United Fleet/Network Thread - 2019

Fri Nov 08, 2019 2:32 am

unitedewr737 wrote:
First 787-10 with the new livery in final assembly! (Currently only the tail is painted, but looks great!)

https://www.instagram.com/p/B4iXRdUI5oo ... dt9vs4wlol



OH IM EXCITED FOR THIS!!!!!!!!!!!! the new livery is going to look amazing on the 78J
 
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Re: United Fleet/Network Thread - 2019

Fri Nov 08, 2019 3:03 am

xxcr wrote:
unitedewr737 wrote:
First 787-10 with the new livery in final assembly! (Currently only the tail is painted, but looks great!)

https://www.instagram.com/p/B4iXRdUI5oo ... dt9vs4wlol



OH IM EXCITED FOR THIS!!!!!!!!!!!! the new livery is going to look amazing on the 78J




I still find it kinda boring. I like the wave, but if the gold had to go a bit off silver or pewter would have been much less B6 looking that what we got.
 
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Re: United Fleet/Network Thread - 2019

Fri Nov 08, 2019 3:45 am

tpaewr wrote:
xxcr wrote:
unitedewr737 wrote:
First 787-10 with the new livery in final assembly! (Currently only the tail is painted, but looks great!)

https://www.instagram.com/p/B4iXRdUI5oo ... dt9vs4wlol



OH IM EXCITED FOR THIS!!!!!!!!!!!! the new livery is going to look amazing on the 78J




I still find it kinda boring. I like the wave, but if the gold had to go a bit off silver or pewter would have been much less B6 looking that what we got.


I agree, the wave could have been higher and maybe thicker. It's still nice clean updated livery though.
 
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Re: United Fleet/Network Thread - 2019

Fri Nov 08, 2019 4:07 am

KVH68 wrote:
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KVH68 wrote:
United Star Wars 737-800 landing at IAH at 19:38. They will hide it in United hangar "E." Employees were told not to take pictures of it.

Why the secrecy? It was in the safety video earlier this week - about 60 hours ago.


The company doesn't want employees posting pictures on social media before they unveil the airplane. They did this for the Special Olympics plane, the "Her Art Here" planes, and now this one.

And how did all that work out for them :rotfl: I’m sure they just go though the motion, but know it Ain’t happening. :white:
 
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Re: United Fleet/Network Thread - 2019

Fri Nov 08, 2019 5:38 am

Look on Facebook and search for United Airlines. Several stories and videos, one of the strip and paint job at AMA. Seats look black and headreasts have white logos on blue ABC seats and rrange DEF seats. Cool.
 
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Re: United Fleet/Network Thread - 2019

Fri Nov 08, 2019 1:35 pm

LGeneReese wrote:
KVH68 wrote:
GoSharks wrote:
Why the secrecy? It was in the safety video earlier this week - about 60 hours ago.


The company doesn't want employees posting pictures on social media before they unveil the airplane. They did this for the Special Olympics plane, the "Her Art Here" planes, and now this one.

And how did all that work out for them :rotfl: I’m sure they just go though the motion, but know it Ain’t happening. :white:


Actually it is the employee who runs the risk of facing disciplinary action if UA was to ever seriously enforce the policy. Take the 78J before those aircraft ever enter service I was in Charleston S.C. for several days at the Boeing facility. But before I ever set foot in Charleston UA had me read and sign papers stating, I could take as many pictures of UA aircraft however I could not post a single picture of the exterior or the interior of the 78J on any social media site until after UA had officially unveiled the aircraft. Failure to comply with this policy could result in disciplinary action up to and including termination.

I can tell you first hand that top UA management her at Willis Tower was highly upset when an ORD employee posted pictures of the new livery just days before UA was to do the official unveiling at an ORD hangar. Management at ORD was warned days in advance to keep all unnecessary employees away from the area and to make sure any employee who needed to be in the area knew of the policy and knew they are not to post any pictures until after the official unveiling. Although no employee was fired it is my understanding several top management employees at ORD had their as*es handed to them from top management here at Willis Tower.

To be honest I personally don't see UA firing an employee over posting a picture however at the same time I'm not willing to put my theory to the test either because there is always a first time for everything.
 
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Re: United Fleet/Network Thread - 2019

Fri Nov 08, 2019 2:05 pm

jayunited wrote:
LGeneReese wrote:
KVH68 wrote:

The company doesn't want employees posting pictures on social media before they unveil the airplane. They did this for the Special Olympics plane, the "Her Art Here" planes, and now this one.

And how did all that work out for them :rotfl: I’m sure they just go though the motion, but know it Ain’t happening. :white:


Actually it is the employee who runs the risk of facing disciplinary action if UA was to ever seriously enforce the policy. Take the 78J before those aircraft ever enter service I was in Charleston S.C. for several days at the Boeing facility. But before I ever set foot in Charleston UA had me read and sign papers stating, I could take as many pictures of UA aircraft however I could not post a single picture of the exterior or the interior of the 78J on any social media site until after UA had officially unveiled the aircraft. Failure to comply with this policy could result in disciplinary action up to and including termination.

I can tell you first hand that top UA management her at Willis Tower was highly upset when an ORD employee posted pictures of the new livery just days before UA was to do the official unveiling at an ORD hangar. Management at ORD was warned days in advance to keep all unnecessary employees away from the area and to make sure any employee who needed to be in the area knew of the policy and knew they are not to post any pictures until after the official unveiling. Although no employee was fired it is my understanding several top management employees at ORD had their as*es handed to them from top management here at Willis Tower.

To be honest I personally don't see UA firing an employee over posting a picture however at the same time I'm not willing to put my theory to the test either because there is always a first time for everything.

I’m just the same.. if I encounter a pic/image before official unveiling, even if it’s already hit social media, I won’t consider reposting.
 
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Re: United Fleet/Network Thread - 2019

Fri Nov 08, 2019 11:47 pm

763 N676UA UA 2744 LCQEWR 9NOV Should be in EvoBlu... :crossfingers:
 
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Sat Nov 09, 2019 12:17 am

More 787 routes announced from ORD.... PVG/PEK/GRU/HND.

PVG: mid-may
PEK: mid-june
GRU/HND: fall
 
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Sat Nov 09, 2019 12:29 am

LGeneReese wrote:
763 N676UA UA 2744 LCQEWR 9NOV Should be in EvoBlu... :crossfingers:


Yes, it will be in the new livery.
 
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Re: United Fleet/Network Thread - 2019

Sat Nov 09, 2019 12:35 am

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More 787 routes announced from ORD.... PVG/PEK/GRU/HND.

PVG: mid-may
PEK: mid-june
GRU/HND: fall


Damn it :( ORD will basically become a 763 and 789/10 station for international widebody flights.

Don't get me wrong I love the 787s it is an awesome aircraft but I also love the 777s, especially the PW 777/Es the sound of a PW engined 777/E powering up for take off is awesome its followed closely by the 77W that GE engine powering up on the takeoff roll sound great but its no PW.

If I had one complaint about the 787s it is they are too quiet on takeoff, the engines come to life but then go almost silent but I know many people have been wanting UA to fly the 787s from ORD for a very long time.
 
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Re: United Fleet/Network Thread - 2019

Sat Nov 09, 2019 12:36 am

If I'm tallying correctly, that's all of the international 777 routes converting to 787 routes.
 
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Re: United Fleet/Network Thread - 2019

Sat Nov 09, 2019 1:24 am

Maybe UA will put these through LCQ nose to tail.
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N674UA sked to enter LCQ 2745/9Nov, paint
 
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Re: United Fleet/Network Thread - 2019

Sat Nov 09, 2019 2:15 am

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If I'm tallying correctly, that's all of the international 777 routes converting to 787 routes.


CDG still scheduled to operate on 777 next summer.
 
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Re: United Fleet/Network Thread - 2019

Sat Nov 09, 2019 2:43 am

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snuggs28 wrote:
A319-131 N835UA was ferried to GYR this morning. First 319 to be retired.

I don't understand why. Relatively speaking its not that old compared to other 319 Aircraft Flying. It is a 2001 build

Flight: 2719/04 .


Some of these aircraft will be used for spare parts to support the remaining fleet, in fact 4 of the used A320s UA has acquired will never actually enter the fleet. It is my understanding that manufacture serial numbers 2168, 1933, 1914, and 2232, were purchased and once delivered will be parted out to support the remaining Airbus fleet.
Why some younger frames are being retired while older frames remaining I don't know the answer to that question, however this strategy of purchasing or retiring certain aircraft for additional spare parts is nothing new.
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Ah ha! Looked at the log again today. Inducted into storage HMV to be started on 12/16/19. Original log had said retired. Basically Plane ran out of time for Heavy Check. 4035 will ride again!!!!!!
 
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Re: United Fleet/Network Thread - 2019

Sat Nov 09, 2019 3:28 am

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CDG still scheduled to operate on 777 next summer.


Yeah but that is only for 3-4 months of the year the remainder of the time its a 763. Also right now its way to early to say if ORD-CDG will in fact operate as a 77E next summer or if there will be a change of equipment as the summer 2020 schedule hasn't been finalized yet.
 
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Re: United Fleet/Network Thread - 2019

Sat Nov 09, 2019 3:32 am

Not exactly fleet-related, but some other sites are reporting that UA is getting ready to sell E+ as a separate booking class on some routes. Should be interesting to see whether that may also include some product enhancements....
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Re: United Fleet/Network Thread - 2019

Sat Nov 09, 2019 5:49 am

jayunited wrote:
Scarebus34 wrote:
CDG still scheduled to operate on 777 next summer.


Yeah but that is only for 3-4 months of the year the remainder of the time its a 763. Also right now its way to early to say if ORD-CDG will in fact operate as a 77E next summer or if there will be a change of equipment as the summer 2020 schedule hasn't been finalized yet.


So where are the 777s displaced off ORD routes going? EWR? IAD? To where...?
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