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Re: United Announcing Something Big Tomorrow (Space Theme)

Thu Jun 20, 2019 8:24 pm

kjeld0d wrote:
Gotta love the "big announcement tomorrow" cliche.


Especially since it so often turns out to be nothing really worth getting excited about.
 
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Re: United Announcing Something Big Tomorrow (Space Theme)

Thu Jun 20, 2019 8:37 pm

Houston is an aerospace city. São José dos Campos is an aerospace city (Embraer). Someone on this board noticed a filing to fly IAH-SDU. Maybe this is the announcement of that service.
 
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Re: United Announcing Something Big Tomorrow (Space Theme)

Thu Jun 20, 2019 8:55 pm

DolphinAir747 wrote:
adamblang wrote:
OA940 wrote:
Could it be that M100 order? I mean the stupid space puns would make sense. I can't see them hyping up an announcement for jsut a special livery so much. Whereas being launch customer of a new plane would make more sense, even though it still is kinda weird. Plus the M100 is supposed to be formally launched later on. I hope it isn't like that SFO expansion earlier this year

This makes a lot of sense, particularly with the Paris air show still going on and the recent news about Mitsubishi rejiggering the aircraft to better align to U.S. scope restrictions.


The SpaceJet has 76 seats, which is the maximum seat count UA can have on its RJs. Is this number specific to UA's scope clause or shared among all the US legacies?


Pretty sure the US3 all have similarish scope clauses. The 76-seater one is the same across the board, minus Horizon. Idk about the weight, but ik that the E175-E2 can simply not be readjusted to compete, as it is nearly 17000lbs over the maximum figure I've seen around, 86000lbs, and the MRJ70 had the same problem, but was closer to the limit, hence the redesign.

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OA940 wrote:
Could it be that M100 order? I mean the stupid space puns would make sense. I can't see them hyping up an announcement for jsut a special livery so much. Whereas being launch customer of a new plane would make more sense, even though it still is kinda weird. Plus the M100 is supposed to be formally launched later on. I hope it isn't like that SFO expansion earlier this year


https://www.cnbc.com/2019/06/19/airline ... arket.html

That is possible Mitsubishi is in talks with someone....

Initial order of 15? Doesn’t sound like United.


It does if they wanna play it safe. This is Mitsubishi's first programme, and it has been plagued by delays, and now one of the jets has been completely redesigned. If they're satisfied with it they'll probably be placing topup upon topup like they're doing with the 175s atm. Embraer can't keep making the ''E1'' forever, and currently there is no other plane that can compete in the US market. But considering the nature of the MRJ/Spacejet programme, it makes sense they'd start off slow.
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Re: United Announcing Something Big Tomorrow (Space Theme)

Thu Jun 20, 2019 11:32 pm

AVENSAB727 wrote:
IAH-PVG or another int’l add or announcing Terminal B North Renovations?


I am thinking about IAD-PVG or SFO-CAN. Maybe both?
 
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Re: United Announcing Something Big Tomorrow (Space Theme)

Thu Jun 20, 2019 11:35 pm

DolphinAir747 wrote:
AVENSAB727 wrote:
IAH-PVG or another int’l add or announcing Terminal B North Renovations?


I don't think UA has any China Zone 1 frequencies left to use so they would need to cancel another PEK/PVG route for this. Please correct me if I am wrong.


That is, if AA will resume their ORD-PEK/PVG route by 28th, which is super unlikely. If they want, they can replace their request for EWR-PVG to this, but that’s not likely right now.
 
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Re: United Announcing Something Big Tomorrow (Space Theme)

Thu Jun 20, 2019 11:56 pm

Probably announcing iah-tix service for Boeing/ cruise terminal
 
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Re: United Announcing Something Big Tomorrow (Space Theme)

Fri Jun 21, 2019 1:21 am

A route from IAH to BXY to take the American astronauts to the space shuttle?
 
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Re: United Announcing Something Big Tomorrow (Space Theme)

Fri Jun 21, 2019 1:27 am

Well, space makes one think of the CRJ550s that are under reconfiguration right now - possibly an unveiling of the "space"ish interior within them

I like the free checked bag best of all those suggestions - but...
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Re: United Announcing Something Big Tomorrow (Space Theme)

Fri Jun 21, 2019 2:06 am

Enough with STAR WARS liveries!
What about the long overdue STAR TREK livery
Battleship grey with Starflleet insignia on the tail against a Milky Way space background. Red cheat line USS UNITED

United is making a big big deal out of its dynamic diverse workforce- STAR TREK was the LEADER of diversity in the middle of the civil rights movement!

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Re: United Announcing Something Big Tomorrow (Space Theme)

Fri Jun 21, 2019 2:45 am

Houston, Nasa, United, Neil Armstrong, July 20, 1969, 50 years of the first man on the Moon ...

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Re: United Announcing Something Big Tomorrow (Space Theme)

Fri Jun 21, 2019 8:07 am

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meesh42 wrote:
ual763 wrote:
The more I think about it, the more I think it actually is space related and not Star Wars related. Just look at the replies United has responded with... Something concerning the moon... Which would also tie in with the Apollo 11 Reference in the video.

First Airline to offer non-stop flights to the moon? :lol:
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Re: United Announcing Something Big Tomorrow (Space Theme)

Fri Jun 21, 2019 8:31 am

Maybe free satellite WiFi or tv fleet wide?
 
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Re: United Announcing Something Big Tomorrow (Space Theme)

Fri Jun 21, 2019 8:54 am

B1168 wrote:
AVENSAB727 wrote:
IAH-PVG or another int’l add or announcing Terminal B North Renovations?


I am thinking about IAD-PVG or SFO-CAN. Maybe both?


Sadly, i don't think it has anything to do with either IAD or SFO, sounds like an IAH announcement.
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Re: United Announcing Something Big Tomorrow (Space Theme)

Fri Jun 21, 2019 12:27 pm

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Houston, Nasa, United, Neil Armstrong, July 20, 1969, 50 years of the first man on the Moon ...

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Re: United Announcing Something Big Tomorrow (Space Theme)

Fri Jun 21, 2019 12:50 pm

Don’t mean to hijack the thread but there was another big announcement from UA today.
EWR-BOM is suspended effective immediately due to concerns over flying over Iran. The aircraft stuck in BOM is being ferried to MNL.
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Re: United Announcing Something Big Tomorrow (Space Theme)

Fri Jun 21, 2019 1:06 pm

EMBSPBR wrote:
Houston, Nasa, United, Neil Armstrong, July 20, 1969, 50 years of the first man on the Moon ...

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Damn! It sucks that we all now have to wait another month until they annouce it on July 20!
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Re: United Announcing Something Big Tomorrow (Space Theme)

Fri Jun 21, 2019 1:07 pm

oschkosch wrote:
EMBSPBR wrote:
Houston, Nasa, United, Neil Armstrong, July 20, 1969, 50 years of the first man on the Moon ...

Image



Damn! It sucks that we all now have to wait another month until they annouce it on July 20!

Thinking the same :lol:
 
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Re: United Announcing Something Big Tomorrow (Space Theme)

Fri Jun 21, 2019 1:18 pm

Probably something related to the 50th anniversary of Apollo 11, given all the Apollo and moon references or Twitter.
 
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Re: United Announcing Something Big Tomorrow (Space Theme)

Fri Jun 21, 2019 1:54 pm

Hey why not hope they launch something random like IAH-MEL.. that’s a trip light years away by most flight standards :)
 
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Re: United Announcing Something Big Tomorrow (Space Theme)

Fri Jun 21, 2019 1:59 pm

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Hey why not hope they launch something random like IAH-MEL.. that’s a trip light years away by most flight standards :)

Maybe it is IAH-JNB?
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Re: United Announcing Something Big Tomorrow (Space Theme)

Fri Jun 21, 2019 2:02 pm

The space between the ears of UA management? Since the merger it seems to be a void. :white:

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Re: United Announcing Something Big Tomorrow (Space Theme)

Fri Jun 21, 2019 2:05 pm

IAH-MLB would be funnier though. Space themed but certainly nothing to class as a big announcement :)
 
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Re: United Announcing Something Big Tomorrow (Space Theme)

Fri Jun 21, 2019 2:05 pm

DTWLAX wrote:
Don’t mean to hijack the thread but there was another big announcement from UA today.
EWR-BOM is suspended effective immediately due to concerns over flying over Iran. The aircraft stuck in BOM is being ferried to MNL.
UA is completely out of India currently!!


Uh yeah, there's a thread about that already
 
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Re: United Announcing Something Big Tomorrow (Space Theme)

Fri Jun 21, 2019 2:15 pm

IndianicWorld wrote:
IAH-MLB would be funnier though. Space themed but certainly nothing to class as a big announcement :)


Yes please!
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Re: United Announcing Something Big Tomorrow (Space Theme)

Fri Jun 21, 2019 2:53 pm

UA to commence flights to Area 51.
 
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Re: United Announcing Something Big Tomorrow (Space Theme)

Fri Jun 21, 2019 3:09 pm

I honestly doubt its going to be a new route announcement. Sounds more like a marketing deal.
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Re: United Announcing Something Big Tomorrow (Space Theme)

Fri Jun 21, 2019 3:27 pm

India has gone to space. Is that the announcement?
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Re: United Announcing Something Big Tomorrow (Space Theme)

Fri Jun 21, 2019 3:28 pm

UA announces they're going to fire unruly passengers into the sun.
 
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Re: United Announcing Something Big Tomorrow (Space Theme)

Fri Jun 21, 2019 3:36 pm

https://twitter.com/united/status/1142093930839838721

NASA tours. That's it. And some special flight to Houston.
 
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Re: United Announcing Something Big Tomorrow (Space Theme)

Fri Jun 21, 2019 3:38 pm

super lame
 
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Re: United Announcing Something Big Tomorrow (Space Theme)

Fri Jun 21, 2019 3:38 pm

I hate this thread, who titled it “United announcing something big tomorrow”? The tweet never said big announcement and of course a.net hyped it up
 
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Re: United Announcing Something Big Tomorrow (Space Theme)

Fri Jun 21, 2019 3:39 pm

Ishrion wrote:
https://twitter.com/united/status/1142093930839838721

NASA tours. That's it. And some special flight to Houston.


"one way economy air transportation for two (2) on United Airlines' July 17, 2019 "Space Flight" from Newark International Airport to Houston, TX; one way, economy air transportation for two"
 
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Re: United Announcing Something Big Tomorrow (Space Theme)

Fri Jun 21, 2019 3:39 pm

CALMSP wrote:
super lame


Quite the understatement...
 
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Re: United Announcing Something Big Tomorrow (Space Theme)

Fri Jun 21, 2019 3:40 pm

Like I said, this wasnt going to be a new route.
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Re: United Announcing Something Big Tomorrow (Space Theme)

Fri Jun 21, 2019 3:47 pm

United never said this was a 'big' announcement, the OP did. United has every right to market fun events like this.
 
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Re: United Announcing Something Big Tomorrow (Space Theme)

Fri Jun 21, 2019 3:47 pm

One way. They are giving away 2 one-way tickets.

One way.

Lets hope they rectify that by clarifying that a return ticket is included on another flight within 14 days.
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Re: United Announcing Something Big Tomorrow (Space Theme)

Fri Jun 21, 2019 3:51 pm

Ishrion wrote:
Ishrion wrote:
https://twitter.com/united/status/1142093930839838721

NASA tours. That's it. And some special flight to Houston.


"one way economy air transportation for two (2) on United Airlines' July 17, 2019 "Space Flight" from Newark International Airport to Houston, TX; one way, economy air transportation for two"


If you read properly with understanding it says its for XXX-EWR-IAH-XXX airport. Not one way.
 
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Re: United Announcing Something Big Tomorrow (Space Theme)

Fri Jun 21, 2019 3:53 pm

Contest for a trip to Johnson Space Center. No big deal.
 
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Re: United Announcing Something Big Tomorrow (Space Theme)

Fri Jun 21, 2019 3:56 pm

ikramerica wrote:
One way. They are giving away 2 one-way tickets.

One way.

Lets hope they rectify that by clarifying that a return ticket is included on another flight within 14 days.
This is why ex-Gordon CO fans cringe at the new UA management. It started with Jeff, installed as merger bait. And it continues.

One way.


Too funny - nice try there buddy. Maybe read the details next time before you get so excited to bash an airline.
 
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Re: United Announcing Something Big Tomorrow (Space Theme)

Fri Jun 21, 2019 3:57 pm

Just hilarious.

All you had to do was look at the United tweet to see that Visit Houston was circling all over it and playing in the game - go to the Visit Houston twitter page and see the posts all over their page for the anniversary of the moon landing.

Somehow this turns into United is announcing a new terminal to fly to 50 new destinations with their 50 new Mitsubishi jets. On a Friday. And not a peep out of the airport, Mitsubishi, or anything else of the sort.


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Re: United Announcing Something Big Tomorrow (Space Theme)

Fri Jun 21, 2019 3:58 pm

dcaviation wrote:
Ishrion wrote:
Ishrion wrote:
https://twitter.com/united/status/1142093930839838721

NASA tours. That's it. And some special flight to Houston.


"one way economy air transportation for two (2) on United Airlines' July 17, 2019 "Space Flight" from Newark International Airport to Houston, TX; one way, economy air transportation for two"


If you read properly with understanding it says its for XXX-EWR-IAH-XXX airport. Not one way.


I was specifically noting the one way special "Space Flight" as UA calls it.

Obviously they have the direct return flight. "one way, economy air transportation for two (2) from Houston, TX to a major airport near winner's home"
 
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Re: United Announcing Something Big Tomorrow (Space Theme)

Fri Jun 21, 2019 4:54 pm

I was hoping for the return of EFD flights....maybe next time.
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Re: United Announcing Something Big Tomorrow (Space Theme)

Fri Jun 21, 2019 5:35 pm

I still want a PanAm space clipper ticket. :)
 
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Re: United Announcing Something Big Tomorrow (Space Theme)

Fri Jun 21, 2019 6:21 pm

This thread cracks me up. A bunch of us airplane nerds making big whoooha out of nothing!
 
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Re: United Announcing Something Big Tomorrow (Space Theme)

Fri Jun 21, 2019 6:59 pm

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Re: United Announcing Something Big Tomorrow (Space Theme)

Fri Jun 21, 2019 7:09 pm

Aw ... I was hoping for a codeshare with SpaceX. :ashamed:
 
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Re: United Announcing Something Big Tomorrow (Space Theme)

Fri Jun 21, 2019 7:21 pm

AA orders A321XLRs and United is going to announce something big. Just a special flight from EWR to IAH and a NASA tour. "yawn"
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Re: United Announcing Something Big Tomorrow (Space Theme)

Fri Jun 21, 2019 9:33 pm

cranberrysaus wrote:
UA announces they're going to fire unruly passengers into the sun.


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Re: United Announcing Something Big Tomorrow (Space Theme)

Fri Jun 21, 2019 9:48 pm

stlgph wrote:
July 2019 is Space City month in Houston.

https://www.visithoustontexas.com/spacecity/


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Re: United Announcing Something Big Tomorrow (Space Theme)

Fri Jun 21, 2019 9:51 pm

scbriml wrote:
stlgph wrote:
July 2019 is Space City month in Houston.

https://www.visithoustontexas.com/spacecity/


Never has my whelm been so undered. :sarcastic:


AAs sending dancers to China was worse. They drug it out for a week.

Either way, UA never claimed the announcement was big.
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