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seat1a
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Re: Big United Announcement Coming Up?

Thu Jun 03, 2021 12:56 am

A220-200 with 2x2 biz class seating .. JFK-LAX/SFO/SEA/SAN. The Coast!
 
Nicknuzzii
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Re: Big United Announcement Coming Up?

Thu Jun 03, 2021 12:58 am

seat1a wrote:
A220-200 with 2x2 biz class seating .. JFK-LAX/SFO/SEA/SAN. The Coast!


I’m gonna introduce you to United. United likes EWR, JFK is a spoke with 4 daily flights LOL.
 
jbs2886
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Re: Big United Announcement Coming Up?

Thu Jun 03, 2021 1:00 am

alohashirts wrote:
I believe it’s brand related.


Exactly, you don't do social media stuff like this for route announcement or 777 PWs...like come on guys.
 
CaptainLeo
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Re: Big United Announcement Coming Up?

Thu Jun 03, 2021 1:01 am

You heard it here first. DL+UA to compete with AA+B6+AS partnership. Many signs pointing to it. DL closed/downsized crew bases in UA strongholds. Both airlines offloaded staff and airplanes and are down about 30% from pre-covid levels. So while this may be a “rebranding” I have a feeling it’ll come with a widget on the tail.
 
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mercure1
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Re: Big United Announcement Coming Up?

Thu Jun 03, 2021 1:02 am

Air Transport World ATW airline of the year?
 
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BA744PHX
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Re: Big United Announcement Coming Up?

Thu Jun 03, 2021 1:03 am

Nicknuzzii wrote:
seat1a wrote:
A220-200 with 2x2 biz class seating .. JFK-LAX/SFO/SEA/SAN. The Coast!


I’m gonna introduce you to United. United likes EWR, JFK is a spoke with 4 daily flights LOL.


In addition, there is no reason for UA to serve JFK-SAN
 
N649DL
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Re: Big United Announcement Coming Up?

Thu Jun 03, 2021 1:17 am

Maybe opening the Cleveland hub again lol?

But seriously, maybe something more officially regarding that informal PTV announcement or something? Or perhaps another new partnership with DTV (now AT&T) regarding this? Free Wi-Fi for all!?!
 
friendlyskies22
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Re: Big United Announcement Coming Up?

Thu Jun 03, 2021 1:22 am

First-Bag-Free
 
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TVNWZ
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Re: Big United Announcement Coming Up?

Thu Jun 03, 2021 1:54 am

Why 6am?
1- before market open.
2- mention, story on the national morning newscasts.

Social media builds buzz.
 
Nicknuzzii
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Re: Big United Announcement Coming Up?

Thu Jun 03, 2021 2:09 am

All but confirmed to be the return of seat back screens.
 
sUAisDL
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Re: Big United Announcement Coming Up?

Thu Jun 03, 2021 2:11 am

CaptainLeo wrote:
You heard it here first. DL+UA to compete with AA+B6+AS partnership. Many signs pointing to it. DL closed/downsized crew bases in UA strongholds. Both airlines offloaded staff and airplanes and are down about 30% from pre-covid levels. So while this may be a “rebranding” I have a feeling it’ll come with a widget on the tail.


;) fingers crossed.
 
AMALH747430
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Re: Big United Announcement Coming Up?

Thu Jun 03, 2021 2:16 am

CaptainLeo wrote:
You heard it here first. DL+UA to compete with AA+B6+AS partnership. Many signs pointing to it. DL closed/downsized crew bases in UA strongholds. Both airlines offloaded staff and airplanes and are down about 30% from pre-covid levels. So while this may be a “rebranding” I have a feeling it’ll come with a widget on the tail.


Part of me thinks this could be a very smart move. It’s not likely to fly with the DOJ but it may result in the DOJ saying ENOUGH and taking a hard line against domestic codeshares thus ending the AA+B6 and AA+AS arrangements.
 
Scarebus34
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Re: Big United Announcement Coming Up?

Thu Jun 03, 2021 2:17 am

Some of y'all really need to think before posting. Good grief.
 
Ziyulu
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Re: Big United Announcement Coming Up?

Thu Jun 03, 2021 2:28 am

Bringing back meals on domestic flights!
 
iadadd
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Re: Big United Announcement Coming Up?

Thu Jun 03, 2021 2:37 am

Lofty dream, but US-Africa JV announced on day of JNB inaugural

UA starts EWR-ADD, EWR-CAI, EWR-LFW to connect with ET, MS and KP respectively. UA temporarily develops strong interline/codeshare agreement with Airlink for domestic ZA/regional southern Africa traffic, until (if ever), SA returns to service

ET and MS gradually add more flights to the US. Have Star Alliance dominate US-Africa traffic
 
iAvgeek737
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Re: Big United Announcement Coming Up?

Thu Jun 03, 2021 2:47 am

[quote="N965UW"]Could be any of the following:

- Getting a southeastern hub

:rotfl:


We rocking with TPA? or maybe CLT this time? If we really want to get interesting maybe the bring back their old MIA hub....
 
Ishrion
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Re: Big United Announcement Coming Up?

Thu Jun 03, 2021 2:58 am

aviationjunky wrote:
Ishrion wrote:
The Air Current/Jon Ostrower is getting involved: https://twitter.com/jonostrower/status/ ... 75938?s=20

This is different, to say the least. Something bigger than normal?


The tweet has been deleted.

If they're modeling this after other social media influencers, the elimination of photos typically means a rebranding of some sort. Seeing how they just updated the livery back in 2019, I can't imagine its a full rebrand.


It was never deleted. The Air Current is covering it, so this should be big: https://twitter.com/jonostrower/status/ ... 84613?s=20
 
airzona11
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Re: Big United Announcement Coming Up?

Thu Jun 03, 2021 2:59 am

I doubt it is brand change of a meaningful scale. That is a lot of capex to spend during a recovery. As others have mentioned, spending on enhancements to the brand/experience makes more sense. Also with some route/frequency expansion.
 
DLASFlyer
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Re: Big United Announcement Coming Up?

Thu Jun 03, 2021 2:59 am

Jon Ostrower says he's barely sleeping tonight because of this announcement folks.
 
Scarebus34
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Re: Big United Announcement Coming Up?

Thu Jun 03, 2021 3:05 am

Ishrion wrote:
aviationjunky wrote:
Ishrion wrote:
The Air Current/Jon Ostrower is getting involved: https://twitter.com/jonostrower/status/ ... 75938?s=20

This is different, to say the least. Something bigger than normal?


The tweet has been deleted.

If they're modeling this after other social media influencers, the elimination of photos typically means a rebranding of some sort. Seeing how they just updated the livery back in 2019, I can't imagine its a full rebrand.


It was never deleted. The Air Current is covering it, so this should be big: https://twitter.com/jonostrower/status/ ... 84613?s=20

Indeed. If Jon is doing “in-depth” coverage, it’s going to be a substantial announcement.
 
travaz
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Re: Big United Announcement Coming Up?

Thu Jun 03, 2021 3:15 am

Or Jon is receiving a substantial monetary inducement to get excited.
 
CaptainLeo
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Re: Big United Announcement Coming Up?

Thu Jun 03, 2021 3:17 am

AMALH747430 wrote:
CaptainLeo wrote:
You heard it here first. DL+UA to compete with AA+B6+AS partnership. Many signs pointing to it. DL closed/downsized crew bases in UA strongholds. Both airlines offloaded staff and airplanes and are down about 30% from pre-covid levels. So while this may be a “rebranding” I have a feeling it’ll come with a widget on the tail.


Part of me thinks this could be a very smart move. It’s not likely to fly with the DOJ but it may result in the DOJ saying ENOUGH and taking a hard line against domestic codeshares thus ending the AA+B6 and AA+AS arrangements.

I actually think the DOJ would approve it. They could argue since they approved the AS, AA, B6 partnership that this would increase competition on both coasts and bring all the airlines back to equal footing. Hard to capture traffic when you retire so many planes and let a huge chunk of staff go. Not to mention all the management shakeups going on at DL right now and top management leaving.
 
jpetekyxmd80
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Re: Big United Announcement Coming Up?

Thu Jun 03, 2021 3:25 am

CaptainLeo wrote:
You heard it here first. DL+UA to compete with AA+B6+AS partnership. Many signs pointing to it. DL closed/downsized crew bases in UA strongholds. Both airlines offloaded staff and airplanes and are down about 30% from pre-covid levels. So while this may be a “rebranding” I have a feeling it’ll come with a widget on the tail.



:rotfl: :rotfl: :rotfl: :rotfl: :rotfl: :rotfl: :rotfl: :rotfl: :rotfl:
 
DLASFlyer
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Re: Big United Announcement Coming Up?

Thu Jun 03, 2021 3:29 am

travaz wrote:
Or Jon is receiving a substantial monetary inducement to get excited.


He’s a journalist. He would disclose that.
 
BEG2IAH
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Re: Big United Announcement Coming Up?

Thu Jun 03, 2021 3:30 am

I hope it's not one of those ghostly "We are making a change and I think you will like it!"
 
jetmatt777
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Re: Big United Announcement Coming Up?

Thu Jun 03, 2021 3:30 am

CaptainLeo wrote:
You heard it here first. DL+UA to compete with AA+B6+AS partnership. Many signs pointing to it. DL closed/downsized crew bases in UA strongholds. Both airlines offloaded staff and airplanes and are down about 30% from pre-covid levels. So while this may be a “rebranding” I have a feeling it’ll come with a widget on the tail.


Yeah. No.
 
GSOtoIND
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Re: Big United Announcement Coming Up?

Thu Jun 03, 2021 3:42 am

They're switching toilet paper suppliers for the lavs. Kimberly-Clark to Georgia Pacific. Bank on it.
 
Atlwarrior
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Re: Big United Announcement Coming Up?

Thu Jun 03, 2021 3:44 am

Southeast hub buildup my prediction, people are flocking to the South from North Carolina to Florida.
 
Pi7472000
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Re: Big United Announcement Coming Up?

Thu Jun 03, 2021 3:52 am

I would love to see a return to the Tulip!! That was the best logo. I don't think they will do that now though. I would guess AVOD or free inflight Internet. If it was a partnership with Delta I would think they would be doing something too. Delta and UA should partner up though! They def. would serve the premium market well together.
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Wneast
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Re: Big United Announcement Coming Up?

Thu Jun 03, 2021 3:55 am

Pi7472000 wrote:
I would love to see a return to the Tulip!! That was the best logo. I don't think they will do that now though. I would guess PTVs or free inflight Internet. If it was a partnership with Delta I would think they would be doing something too. Delta and UA should partner up though!

WN needs to get in one of these partner ship but they are they dominate domestic carrier so maybe they think they don’t need the other airlines
 
PHLspecial
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Re: Big United Announcement Coming Up?

Thu Jun 03, 2021 3:55 am

My guess its a partnership with a cleaner company or something about the VTOL investment for "urban taxis" :lol:
 
ORD Boy 2
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Re: Big United Announcement Coming Up?

Thu Jun 03, 2021 3:56 am

My gut says it has something to do with Boom's big announcement tomorrow.
 
Jshank83
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Re: Big United Announcement Coming Up?

Thu Jun 03, 2021 4:01 am

I think we can all agree it will be United making XWA their supersonic flight base.
 
Wneast
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Re: Big United Announcement Coming Up?

Thu Jun 03, 2021 4:02 am

Jshank83 wrote:
I think we can all agree it will be United making XWA their supersonic flight base.

Yes I agree... lol I was just telling someone about this haha
 
UA857
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Re: Big United Announcement Coming Up?

Thu Jun 03, 2021 4:12 am

Ordering the 779 as the 777X needs a US Customer?
 
GoAroundAgain
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Re: Big United Announcement Coming Up?

Thu Jun 03, 2021 4:24 am

first break even day since the pandemic started? ver
 
FlyingElvii
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Re: Big United Announcement Coming Up?

Thu Jun 03, 2021 4:38 am

GSOtoIND wrote:
They're switching toilet paper suppliers for the lavs. Kimberly-Clark to Georgia Pacific. Bank on it.

Hence the announcement of food provided for the NOC tomorrow?
 
CosToCoast
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Re: Big United Announcement Coming Up?

Thu Jun 03, 2021 6:00 am

In the spirit of tangible evidence, was booking with united down for anyone else? I rushed on here to seem was down from about 12:45 am - 1 am CST and just checked and it’s back up. United App kept timing out. Went to united.com and couldn’t even search for airports in the autocomplete box trying to find a flight. Searched on Google flights and found some cached results but whenever I tried to redirect to united it timed out. Wonder if they loaded some surprises in there early? Don’t have the knowledge to look for new changes...
 
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lugie
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Re: Big United Announcement Coming Up?

Thu Jun 03, 2021 7:16 am

Coalways wrote:
My guess would be rebranding. Maybe this is the extended announcement of brining back touch screen set back tvs to the domestic fleet?

Return To New is there new marketing and they haven’t really implied what was going to be new so I’m guessing this is the announcement
Mood lighting
Boarding
AVOD on narrow body’s

That’s just some of my guesses


I would expect it to be something like this plus, given the timing (6am Central -> 12 noon GMT, 1pm CET), announcing a return to European routes on a larger scale, maybe even some new destinations/route pairings to better serve a traveling demographic that, for the time being, still skews a lot more toward tourism and VFR rather than business compared to pre-pandemic figures.

This "Return To New" thing, including a widespread AVOD rollout on domestic routes would essentially be a rebrand, which would then explain wiping the pictures clean on their instagram feed.
 
panam330
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Re: Big United Announcement Coming Up?

Thu Jun 03, 2021 7:21 am

Maybe they’re finally moving the HQ. Certainly would qualify as (part of?) “returning to new”.
 
Tedjamvor
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Re: Big United Announcement Coming Up?

Thu Jun 03, 2021 11:01 am

What time is CT 6am (not familiar with US timezones). Is it now, or in an hours time?
 
panam330
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Re: Big United Announcement Coming Up?

Thu Jun 03, 2021 11:02 am

Tedjamvor wrote:
What time is CT 6am (not familiar with US timezones). Is it now, or in an hours time?

It is now. GMT-5.
 
 
BrodieBruce
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Re: Big United Announcement Coming Up?

Thu Jun 03, 2021 11:03 am

Huge news. Wow. United launching Boom supersonic jets in 2029.
 
crownvic
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Re: Big United Announcement Coming Up?

Thu Jun 03, 2021 11:04 am

ORD Boy 2 wrote:
My gut says it has something to do with Boom's big announcement tomorrow.


Your gut is correct..United is bringing on the BOOM..
 
Diverskii
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Re: Big United Announcement Coming Up?

Thu Jun 03, 2021 11:04 am

 
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stl07
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Re: Big United Announcement Coming Up?

Thu Jun 03, 2021 11:06 am

ORD Boy 2 wrote:
My gut says it has something to do with Boom's big announcement tomorrow.

Good job
 
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stl07
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Re: Big United Announcement Coming Up?

Thu Jun 03, 2021 11:07 am

Jshank83 wrote:
I think we can all agree it will be United making XWA their supersonic flight base.

Jshank can see into the future
 
KFTG
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Re: Big United Announcement Coming Up?

Thu Jun 03, 2021 11:10 am

And if my grandmother had wheels, she'd be a wagon.
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etops1
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Re: Big United Announcement Coming Up?

Thu Jun 03, 2021 11:10 am

Meh .. Underwhelming ...
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