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UA Close To 737-700 Purchase

Thu Jan 14, 2016 5:39 pm

http://seekingalpha.com/news/3032056?source=ansh

I would have guessed otherwise but anything is possible.
 
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UA Close To 737-700 Purchase

Thu Jan 14, 2016 5:55 pm

Story on Reuters:

http://www.reuters.com/article/2016/...ual-aircraft-idUSKCN0US27I20160114

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United Airlines is close to deciding an order for about 30 small jets worth around $2 billion at list prices and Boeing looks well placed to win at least part of the deal after undercutting smaller rivals, industry sources said.

A decision by the Chicago-based airline to pick Boeing's 737-700 jet would be a blow for Canada's Bombardier, which has courted United as a key prospect for its struggling CSeries, and potentially Brazil's Embraer as well.

There goes the potential CSeries order.
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RE: UA Close To 737-700 Purchase

Thu Jan 14, 2016 6:02 pm

It's an odd choice because it doesn't give them the scope relief to grow the 76 seat RJ fleet. Either they are getting one hell of a deal or this was leaked out by UA to try and squeeze Bombardier and Embraer just a little more.
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RE: UA Close To 737-700 Purchase

Thu Jan 14, 2016 6:03 pm

Presumably they mean the -7 MAX rather than the -700? Either way, not what I would have expected.
 
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RE: UA Close To 737-700 Purchase

Thu Jan 14, 2016 6:03 pm

If UA goes boeing will they be 737-700NG or 737-700 Max? I am guessing UA will be ordering NG'S a win for both UA and boeing.
 
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RE: UA Close To 737-700 Purchase

Thu Jan 14, 2016 6:05 pm

If UA orders the MAX 7, would they also order the MAX 8 at some point?
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RE: UA Close To 737-700 Purchase

Thu Jan 14, 2016 6:10 pm

Quoting KarelXWB (Reply 1):
There goes the potential CSeries order.
Quoting Alias1024 (Reply 2):
It's an odd choice because it doesn't give them the scope relief to grow the 76 seat RJ fleet. Either they are getting one hell of a deal or this was leaked out by UA to try and squeeze Bombardier and Embraer just a little more.

It says "part of the deal"

Quoting KarelXWB (Reply 1):
Boeing looks well placed to win at least part of the deal
 
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RE: UA Close To 737-700 Purchase

Thu Jan 14, 2016 6:12 pm

Quoting kiwiandrew (Reply 3):
Presumably they mean the -7 MAX rather than the -700?

Why? With oil at $30 per barrel, and Boeing looking to bridge NG - MAX production, one can probably make a nice deal   
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RE: UA Close To 737-700 Purchase

Thu Jan 14, 2016 6:25 pm

Even with cheap oil, i would still go for the more fuel efficient Max7.
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RE: UA Close To 737-700 Purchase

Thu Jan 14, 2016 6:27 pm

Quoting Rdh3e (Reply 6):
It says "part of the deal"

Fair enough. But this order is rather small (30 units), can't see them splitting it between Boeing and Bombardier. Let's say they do split the order and take 15 units each, why would UA go through the trouble of introducing a completely new airplane type for just 15 units? Even a combined 737/A319 order makes more sense.

Quoting DC10LOVER (Reply 8):
Even with cheap oil, i would still go for the more fuel efficient Max7.

And yet many airlines still order 737 NG and A320ceo aircraft.
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RE: UA Close To 737-700 Purchase

Thu Jan 14, 2016 6:40 pm

Would definitely be a good move by Boeing to block a potential deal that could keep a key customer from really getting the CSeries going. Airbus probably wouldn't be too disappointed either.
 
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RE: UA Close To 737-700 Purchase

Thu Jan 14, 2016 6:42 pm

Quoting georgiabill (Reply 4):
If UA goes boeing will they be 737-700NG or 737-700 Max?
I am guessing UA will be ordering NG'S a win for both UA and boeing.

The article mentions that this order (if B wins it) would be good for Boeing since it would mean that
it would help B to bridge the production gap between the current and next generation of 737.

So I assume that it means that it's NG's.

[Edited 2016-01-14 10:43:35]
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RE: UA Close To 737-700 Purchase

Thu Jan 14, 2016 7:13 pm

How many years has it been since an airline ordered 73Gs?
 
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RE: UA Close To 737-700 Purchase

Thu Jan 14, 2016 7:16 pm

Don't they still need an aircraft to fulfill the ALPA contract of a 100 seat aircraft? I thought the 73G doesn't count unless they intend to offer it as a very spacious 100 seater.
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RE: UA Close To 737-700 Purchase

Thu Jan 14, 2016 7:17 pm

Quoting KarelXWB (Reply 9):
Fair enough. But this order is rather small (30 units), can't see them splitting it between Boeing and Bombardier. Let's say they do split the order and take 15 units each, why would UA go through the trouble of introducing a completely new airplane type for just 15 units? Even a combined 737/A319 order makes more sense.

But what if it were something more along the lines of a topper of 73G's, say 5, and then a 25 firm 25 options Cseries order? Would that make you feel differently?

Boeing may not have that many 737NG slots available before the MAX.
 
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RE: UA Close To 737-700 Purchase

Thu Jan 14, 2016 7:20 pm

Quoting TWA772LR (Reply 13):
Don't they still need an aircraft to fulfill the ALPA contract of a 100 seat aircraft? I thought the 73G doesn't count unless they intend to offer it as a very spacious 100 seater.

If UA did this, it would be an amazing plane to fly in!!! Lots of First Class and Economy Plus!! Don't understand how that wouldn't lose a ton of money operating in that configuration though. Maybe they would use them as some sort of PS service? BOS and IAD to LAX/ SFO among others? Maybe LAX-MIA?
 
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RE: UA Close To 737-700 Purchase

Thu Jan 14, 2016 7:33 pm

Remember, they do already have a goodly sized fleet of 73Gs, so simply expanding that fleet might make sense for a lot of reasons, including some of those already mentioned.
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RE: UA Close To 737-700 Purchase

Thu Jan 14, 2016 7:37 pm

Quoting KarelXWB (Reply 9):

I wouldn't make the assumption that the 30-aircraft order is split 15/15 amongst OEM's -- I think they are implying that the total order will be for 60 aircraft, of which the first 30 could be the 737-700. The other 20-30 could then be awarded to Bombardier or Embraer.
 
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RE: UA Close To 737-700 Purchase

Thu Jan 14, 2016 7:43 pm

Quoting TWA772LR (Reply 13):
I thought the 73G doesn't count unless they intend to offer it as a very spacious 100 seater.

It doesn't count at all. The agreement is not about "100 seaters" it specifically calls out the E190/195 and the CS100/300 as the only two that count.
 
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RE: UA Close To 737-700 Purchase

Thu Jan 14, 2016 7:45 pm

This might also be used as eventual replacement for some of the older build 319s which are really showing their age.
 
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RE: UA Close To 737-700 Purchase

Thu Jan 14, 2016 7:45 pm

Well this sucks. I'd rather see a few C-series in UA colors than more boring 737s.
 
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RE: UA Close To 737-700 Purchase

Thu Jan 14, 2016 7:53 pm

Is there any evidence that this order would be for new airplanes? The A319s that they are getting are used and coming from China. Is there an airline out there with 30 73Gs that they are looking to sell? Could it be a split order with some new and some used? Sometimes Boeing does make deals that include used planes.
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RE: UA Close To 737-700 Purchase

Thu Jan 14, 2016 7:59 pm

I don't think there are 30 73Gs on the market at the moment.

I do wish they would order the C Series as I think this airplane would be a winner for the airline but the crash in oil prices really dented the business case for a new aircraft type. I'm sure as well, Boeing is giving UA a killer deal for CEOs.
 
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RE: UA Close To 737-700 Purchase

Thu Jan 14, 2016 8:04 pm

Quoting TWA772LR (Reply 13):
Don't they still need an aircraft to fulfill the ALPA contract of a 100 seat aircraft?

It's possible that UA decided that the current limit of 76-seats might just be enough after all. Why go through the hassle and expense of adding a new fleet type for the sole purpose of satisfying an ALPA condition?

A 128-seat 73G isn't all that much larger than a 100-seater and although slightly less efficient, it retains the high/hot performance that some have mentioned is necessary, crew/ground/maintenance standardization and staffing would be greatly simplified and the passenger experience would be more uniform throughout the mainline fleet.

Look at all the other successful carriers out there that have no regional flying partners or planes smaller than the 73G/A319. It might be better for UA, in the long run, to do something evolutionary in the way of garnering some labor peace by sacrificing some lower-cost regional and offering the mainline work groups more opportunities in-house.

With 27-ish A319s coming on property in the next year or so plus possibly 30 additional 73Gs, how many 100-seaters would UA really need?
 
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RE: UA Close To 737-700 Purchase

Thu Jan 14, 2016 8:04 pm

I think this may be in addition to the eventual 100 seat order, because as mentioned this does nothing for scope relief. Perhaps it's a sign of good will for the pilots who are voting on the contract extension right now.
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RE: UA Close To 737-700 Purchase

Thu Jan 14, 2016 8:17 pm

Quoting KarelXWB (Reply 1):
Story on Reuters:

http://www.reuters.com/article/2016/...ual-aircraft-idUSKCN0US27I20160114

There goes the potential CSeries order.

Gee... what a surprise.  
Quoting KarelXWB (Reply 7):
Why? With oil at $30 per barrel, and Boeing looking to bridge NG - MAX production, one can probably make a nice deal  

A very nice deal indeed. Amazing that not only did everyone on A.net think it impossible but that they were vehemently opposed to even the possibility of it.  
Quoting KarelXWB (Reply 9):
And yet many airlines still order 737 NG and A320ceo aircraft.

Indeed. It comes down to economics.

Quoting TWA772LR (Reply 13):
Don't they still need an aircraft to fulfill the ALPA contract of a 100 seat aircraft?

The obligation was dropped from the contract.

Quoting AA777223 (Reply 16):
Remember, they do already have a goodly sized fleet of 73Gs, so simply expanding that fleet might make sense for a lot of reasons, including some of those already mentioned.

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RE: UA Close To 737-700 Purchase

Thu Jan 14, 2016 8:19 pm

Quoting planemaker (Reply 25):
The obligation was dropped from the contract.

When ? They had to order a new 100 seat mainline aircraft in order to go above 153 76 seat ERJ-175s.
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RE: UA Close To 737-700 Purchase

Thu Jan 14, 2016 8:39 pm

Quoting STT757 (Reply 26):
When ? They had to order a new 100 seat mainline aircraft in order to go above 153 76 seat ERJ-175s.

You misunderstood me. The Scope condition is still there. The obligation to purchase 100-seat planes if the deal was approved was dropped.
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RE: UA Close To 737-700 Purchase

Thu Jan 14, 2016 8:44 pm

Quoting a380787 (Reply 19):
This might also be used as eventual replacement for some of the older build 319s which are really showing their age

Absolute nonsense. They have some of the oldest 737NGs and almost all of the 319s are newer than the 73Gs.
 
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RE: UA Close To 737-700 Purchase

Thu Jan 14, 2016 8:45 pm

737s from Copa and China perhaps.

[Edited 2016-01-14 12:46:14]
 
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RE: UA Close To 737-700 Purchase

Thu Jan 14, 2016 9:02 pm

It makes sense when you have a large fleet of NGs. They probably think commonality in training, parts and maintenance trumps the yet to be proven in actual service efficiency and reliability of the CS Series.

The story says they are making a deal with Boeing, my only question is: new or used frames taken in trade in? Bombardier really needed this order, I so want to see the CS Series get more orders.

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RE: UA Close To 737-700 Purchase

Thu Jan 14, 2016 9:04 pm

Looks they they're not going to be getting more 76 sweaters since this does not meet the terms. Unless there's another order coming for C-series.
 
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RE: UA Close To 737-700 Purchase

Thu Jan 14, 2016 9:08 pm

Quoting MD80Nut (Reply 30):
the yet to be proven in actual service efficiency and reliability of the CS Series.

This is really a big deal. I know A.net has a love affair with the aircraft already, but it is a new type from a manufacturer that has a reputation inside the industry for a less than stellar passenger jet product. It's largely unproven and whoever orders first is taking a big risk if the aircraft doesn't perform as advertised.
 
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RE: UA Close To 737-700 Purchase

Thu Jan 14, 2016 9:12 pm

I am not convinced this is tied to UA's 100-seater acquisition. UA has 73Gs currently but they aren't spring chickens; IIRC some of them are 1997-98 builds. Additionally some are leased and will be returned to lessor soon.

UA could just be replacing existing aircraft at firesale prices while Boeing looks to keep the production line open until the MAX.

At least that's one theory...
 
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RE: UA Close To 737-700 Purchase

Thu Jan 14, 2016 9:19 pm

Hasn't United already ordered MAX8 and 9 aircraft?

Quoting KarelXWB (Reply 9):

And yet many airlines still order 737 NG and A320ceo aircraft.

They tend to order the larger members of those families.

Quoting jetblastdubai (Reply 23):
A 128-seat 73G isn't all that much larger than a 100-seater and although slightly less efficient, it retains the high/hot performance that some have mentioned is necessary, crew/ground/maintenance standardization and staffing would be greatly simplified and the passenger experience would be more uniform throughout the mainline fleet.

The real issue wouldn't be hot/high/short performance, as the C-Series is good at that as well, but raw range. The 73G can do LAX-BOS and SFO-BOS every day of the year. Similarly, it can do SNA-EWR with ease. That would be some very good flexibility. Similarly, routes into northern South America and deep Central America from places like ORD might help too.
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RE: UA Close To 737-700 Purchase

Thu Jan 14, 2016 9:21 pm

Quoting boilerla (Reply 33):
UA has 73Gs currently but they aren't spring chickens; IIRC some of them are 1997-98 builds.

They may not be new, but they have been very well maintained. A 99 build 737 at UA is no less reliable than one that is three months old. So it makes very little sense for them to place an order for replacement.
 
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RE: UA Close To 737-700 Purchase

Thu Jan 14, 2016 9:32 pm

Quoting N1120A (Reply 34):
Hasn't United already ordered MAX8 and 9 aircraft?

No, they only have MAX 9s on order. 100 to be exact.

They should order the MAX 8 and consider the MAX 7 if it so fits their needs. Not only are the A319s and A320s getting older, so are the CO 737-700s and soon the -800s.
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RE: UA Close To 737-700 Purchase

Thu Jan 14, 2016 9:38 pm

No mention of UA considering any Airbus in a potential order. Are we ruling this out?
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RE: UA Close To 737-700 Purchase

Thu Jan 14, 2016 9:44 pm

I hope Airbus fights vigorously to get in on this. I'd like to see the 321 get in there.
 
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RE: UA Close To 737-700 Purchase

Thu Jan 14, 2016 9:55 pm

In a previous thread on this very topic quite a few people said Boeing would do this and offer UA the 737-700 at a price that would undercut the C-series and it seems like that is exactly what Boeing has done. I wonder what Airbus is doing because I doubt they are just quietly sitting on the sidelines hoping to be noticed. In my opinion more A319's would be a great addition as well to UA's fleet.

What gives me hope for the C-series is the fact that if Boeing wins this order its only for 30 aircraft UA stated they were in the market for a lot more than 30 aircraft so there is still hope for the C-series showing up in UA's fleet but Bombardier is going to make to sweeten the deal because as we can see there is no way Boeing or probably Airbus is going to just let Bombardier break into this market without a fight.
 
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RE: UA Close To 737-700 Purchase

Thu Jan 14, 2016 9:56 pm

Quoting EIRules (Reply 37):
No mention of UA considering any Airbus in a potential order.
Quoting UA444 (Reply 38):
I hope Airbus fights vigorously to get in on this. I'd like to see the 321 get in there.

I personally wouldn't mind seeing A320neos and A321neos. I've had nothing bad to say about the A320s and A321s I've ridden on so far. Hell, CS100 and CS300s would make that a great fleet!

I don't think it will happen, however, and I'm convinced that the MAX 8 and possibly the MAX 7 will get in, provided the CS100/300 don't make it.
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RE: UA Close To 737-700 Purchase

Thu Jan 14, 2016 11:01 pm

Quoting Boeing778X (Reply 40):
hat gives me hope for the C-series is the fact that if Boeing wins this order its only for 30 aircraft UA stated they were in the market for a lot more than 30 aircraft so there is still hope for the C-series showing up in UA's fleet but Bombardier is going to make to sweeten the deal because as we can see there is no way Boeing or probably Airbus is going to just let Bombardier break into this market without a fight.

Unfortunately, I've always read that BBD was talking about 30 orders and 30 options. So it does look like a 737 deal would sweep BBD out of it.
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RE: UA Close To 737-700 Purchase

Thu Jan 14, 2016 11:08 pm

Quoting Rdh3e (Reply 14):
Boeing may not have that many 737NG slots available before the MAX.

Boeing still needs to sell a goodly number of NGs to bridge to the MAX.   
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RE: UA Close To 737-700 Purchase

Fri Jan 15, 2016 12:45 am

Quoting UA444 (Reply 28):
They have some of the oldest 737NGs and almost all of the 319s are newer than the 73Gs.

I do believe the A319 has lower max flight & cycle hours than the 737g
 
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RE: UA Close To 737-700 Purchase

Fri Jan 15, 2016 12:50 am

Quoting scbriml (Reply 42):

This gap is so overblown on A-net. We are talking 100ish in 2017 and 2018. Not a hard gap to close.
 
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RE: UA Close To 737-700 Purchase

Fri Jan 15, 2016 12:57 am

Quoting EIRules (Reply 37):
No mention of UA considering any Airbus in a potential order. Are we ruling this out?

I wouldn't. Since this is for "only" about 30 frames, it looks like a top off / upgauge some flights type of order. Plus I understand they're getting some used A319s as well.

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RE: UA Close To 737-700 Purchase

Fri Jan 15, 2016 1:00 am

Quoting Rdh3e (Reply 18):
It doesn't count at all. The agreement is not about "100 seaters" it specifically calls out the E190/195 and the CS100/300 as the only two that count.

I thought even the CS300 doesn't count?
 
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RE: UA Close To 737-700 Purchase

Fri Jan 15, 2016 1:01 am

Quoting jayunited (Reply 39):
In my opinion more A319's would be a great addition as well to UA's fleet.
Quoting MD80Nut (Reply 45):
Plus I understand they're getting some used A319s as well.

They're getting 28 second hand A319s, 25 from China Southern and 3 from Spirit. Plus they've already acquired 4 former COPA 73Gs, and now it looks like they're also getting 6 used 738s (also from COPA).
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RE: UA Close To 737-700 Purchase

Fri Jan 15, 2016 1:13 am

Quoting STT757 (Reply 47):
Plus they've already acquired 4 former COPA 73Gs

I thought it was 5?
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RE: UA Close To 737-700 Purchase

Fri Jan 15, 2016 1:32 am

Quoting Boeing778X (Reply 48):
I thought it was 5?

No it was 4

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