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by United1
Thu Apr 19, 2018 6:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet Upgrade Status - 2018
Replies: 742
Views: 96255

Re: United Fleet Upgrade Status - 2018

Curious why UA is increasing the size of their "inferior" Airbus fleet instead of investing in a better customer experience and newer aircraft in the same class, such as the CS300. The A319/320 seats are ridiculously thin and uncomfortable to the point where you are basically sitting on n...

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by United1
Thu Apr 19, 2018 12:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet Upgrade Status - 2018
Replies: 742
Views: 96255

Re: United Fleet Upgrade Status - 2018

VC10er wrote:
I saw some images of the special design features and details of the SFO Polaris Lounge- I wonder if they will release and teasers for EWR- only a few more months if they are on time.


EWR and IAH clubs should both be open by the end of May with LAX opening later this year.

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by United1
Thu Apr 19, 2018 12:15 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: ATL Delta A330-300 engine fire 4/18
Replies: 32
Views: 13191

Re: Breaking news: ATL Delta A330-300 engine fire

Midwestindy wrote:
Anyone know off the top of their head what type of engines are in DL's A330-300's?


PW and GE....the HGW ones have GE and the exNW ones have PW. I haven't been able to get a N number yet so not sure which type this one has.

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by United1
Wed Apr 18, 2018 10:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Polaris Promise Never Matched Reality
Replies: 210
Views: 27192

Re: United Polaris Promise Never Matched Reality

A little news coming from UA regarding the Polaris roll out on the Q1 conference call... As I mentioned earlier SFOs lounge opens at the end of this month and it sounds like IAH and EWRs clubs open in May with LAX coming online later this year. UA also plans on adding/retrofitting one additional pla...

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by United1
Wed Apr 18, 2018 7:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United post Q1 earnings
Replies: 41
Views: 5917

Re: United post Q1 earnings

A319 purchases confirmed. Entered into an agreement to purchase 20 used Airbus A319 aircraft with expected delivery dates scheduled in 2020 and 2021. Used? Where are they coming from? Geez I hope they're given a thorough going over...this WN incident yesterday has me spooked. They are coming from E...

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by United1
Mon Apr 16, 2018 5:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Airlines 787-10 configuration revealed
Replies: 55
Views: 9813

Re: United Airlines 787-10 configuration revealed

Then again, DL does have more legroom in regular economy compared with UA on average... Seat Guru indicates DL A350 coach seat pitch at 31-32 inches with UA 787 coach seat pitch at 32 inches. Also worth noting that on the fleet thread, where this was already discussed, back of the envelope calculat...

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by United1
Mon Apr 16, 2018 5:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Airlines 787-10 configuration revealed
Replies: 55
Views: 9813

Re: United Airlines 787-10 configuration revealed

flyguy84 wrote:
They are also increasing the number of Polaris seats on the 763.


On a subfleet of 763s yes....the rest will remain in the standard Polaris configuration.

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by United1
Mon Apr 16, 2018 1:02 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet Upgrade Status - 2018
Replies: 742
Views: 96255

Re: United Fleet Upgrade Status - 2018

That 76L configuration is insane. Never thought I would see another config on the same vein as AA's A321Ts. Looks like the long-term P.S. plane. EWR-LAX/SFO probably has the demand needed. Will be a highly competitive product. It has a crew rest so would assume this plane will still be used on over...

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by United1
Sat Apr 14, 2018 10:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA routes to Asia avoiding Russian airspace?
Replies: 52
Views: 10052

Re: AA routing China fits today thru LAX

Russia has condemned the bombing in Syria. Relations are not great right now between the US and Russia. AA may be playing it safe, in case relations further sour? Relations between Russia and US have been bad for awhile now... Also, a business wouldn't play it safe "in case" if it costs t...

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by United1
Sat Apr 14, 2018 8:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA routes to Asia avoiding Russian airspace?
Replies: 52
Views: 10052

Re: AA routing China fits today thru LAX

travaz wrote:
AA263 is currently headed over PHX (in fact I could see it go over) it is definitely headed to LAX .


Interesting that AA is doing this but none of the UA flights are rerouting....

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by United1
Fri Apr 13, 2018 8:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet Upgrade Status - 2018
Replies: 742
Views: 96255

Re: United Fleet Upgrade Status - 2018

Could the 76L be new PS aircraft? Introducing Polaris on trans con premium heavy routes. My bet is on "yes". This would be the perfect ship/configuration for the mission. Premium (very) heavy, widebody atmosphere and not downgrading to a smaller A/C like A321 Transcon operators have done....

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by United1
Fri Apr 13, 2018 3:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet Upgrade Status - 2018
Replies: 742
Views: 96255

Re: United Fleet Upgrade Status - 2018

LAXintl wrote:
A few more new upcoming configurations with Polaris and new premium economy product.

763 - 46J22W99Y (talk about an extremely premium aircraft)


wow...any idea on where they plan on using those ships out of? LHR?

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by United1
Fri Apr 13, 2018 2:27 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Polaris Promise Never Matched Reality
Replies: 210
Views: 27192

Re: United Polaris Promise Never Matched Reality

This month I'll take the Eva Air SFO to TPE in Business Class. I was looking at the lounge options in SFO, specifically the Star Alliance ones when I've noticed that it will be more than one year since the renovations at the "International United Club"have began. If you are spending hours...

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by United1
Mon Apr 09, 2018 12:09 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet Upgrade Status - 2018
Replies: 742
Views: 96255

Re: United Fleet Upgrade Status - 2018

A picture of the B/E Aspire Economy seat: https://twitter.com/wandrme/status/850398434154643458 Looks very similar to what Garuda Indonesia installed on their 737 MAX 8s. Image found here: https://milespointsandbeyond.id/garuda-indonesia-brand-new-boeing-737-max-8-has-come/garuda-indonesia-boeing-7...

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by United1
Sun Apr 08, 2018 11:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet Upgrade Status - 2018
Replies: 742
Views: 96255

Re: United Fleet Upgrade Status - 2018

A picture of the B/E Aspire Economy seat: https://twitter.com/wandrme/status/850398434154643458 Looks very similar to what Garuda Indonesia installed on their 737 MAX 8s. Image found here: https://milespointsandbeyond.id/garuda-indonesia-brand-new-boeing-737-max-8-has-come/garuda-indonesia-boeing-7...

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by United1
Sat Apr 07, 2018 12:30 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet Upgrade Status - 2018
Replies: 742
Views: 96255

Re: United Fleet Upgrade Status - 2018

Did anyone else know that they were removing seat back TV's on the Polaris 772's in Y?! :cry: :evil: I knew they were going to 10 across, but I just assumed they would be putting the same seats as the 77W's, not the HI birds. A leisure destination like HNL I get, but these 772's might fly to Austra...

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by United1
Fri Apr 06, 2018 6:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet Upgrade Status - 2018
Replies: 742
Views: 96255

Re: United Fleet Upgrade Status - 2018

Did anyone else know that they were removing seat back TV's on the Polaris 772's in Y?! :cry: :evil: I knew they were going to 10 across, but I just assumed they would be putting the same seats as the 77W's, not the HI birds. A leisure destination like HNL I get, but these 772's might fly to Austra...

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by United1
Fri Apr 06, 2018 6:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet Upgrade Status - 2018
Replies: 742
Views: 96255

Re: United Fleet Upgrade Status - 2018

gsg013 wrote:
Wow just when you cant believe United would do anything dumber they go and do something like this. No AVOD in Y or Y+ they must be crazy.

I will not be taking a trip in Y on United on these birds anytime soon.


Relax...the seats in Y/Y+ have AVOD.

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by United1
Fri Apr 06, 2018 2:31 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet Upgrade Status - 2018
Replies: 742
Views: 96255

Re: United Fleet Upgrade Status - 2018

Anyone have a heads up of when N66501 is due to exit HKG? Looks like she is up doing a test flight right now. Would love to get over there to fly her home. I'm confused on what aircraft you are looking for...that N number is registered to a Cessna. Assuming you are talking about 66051....sorry not ...

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by United1
Tue Apr 03, 2018 1:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet Upgrade Status - 2018
Replies: 742
Views: 96255

Re: United Fleet Upgrade Status - 2018

B764er wrote:
Why would UA want to have two jets known as a/c 501? They already have a 738 and now getting a 739Max both to be known as a/c 501. Aren't there any other numbers they can use?


UA uses 4 digit fleet numbers.

The 738 is ship 0501

The 7M9 is ship 7501

N777UA is ship 2477

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by United1
Sat Mar 24, 2018 7:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Woman bumped, United gave her a $10K voucher
Replies: 35
Views: 7768

Re: Woman bumped, United gave her a $10K voucher

Why would UA want this news to be quiet? For only $10K of credits, UA demonstrates how they actually changed the process they will go to assure customer sat when something happens that impedes a customer's plans. The bumped customer is now their biggest cheerleader and the airline looks crazy gener...

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by United1
Sat Mar 24, 2018 2:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet Upgrade Status - 2018
Replies: 742
Views: 96255

Re: United Fleet Upgrade Status - 2018

AVENSAB727 wrote:
Any idea on when we will see a photo of the MAX?


The production thread is reporting teh first UA MAX9 goes into paint on 4/2...

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by United1
Sat Mar 24, 2018 1:45 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Woman bumped, United gave her a $10K voucher
Replies: 35
Views: 7768

Re: Woman bumped, United gave her a $10K voucher

What is UA's policy on compensation that caps out at $10000? What are the steps? She was offered $2000 at some point, what are the particulars? I need to know, errr ... for my next UA flight. haha...it takes a lot to get the magic payout. I would assume, from the tweets, the woman was being obnoxio...

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by United1
Tue Mar 20, 2018 3:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Dog Dies in Overhead Bin on United Airlines Flight
Replies: 491
Views: 30817

Re: Dog Dies in Overhead Bin on United Airlines Flight

Looks like UA is going to be suspending shipping animals in the cargo hold until at least May 1st while they review the program. Good for United. But they must have known they had a problem before these incidents hit the media. Not a very proactive approach to this problem. Why does it take the med...

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by United1
Tue Mar 20, 2018 1:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Dog Dies in Overhead Bin on United Airlines Flight
Replies: 491
Views: 30817

Re: Dog Dies in Overhead Bin on United Airlines Flight

Looks like UA is going to be suspending shipping animals in the cargo hold until at least May 1st while they review the program.

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by United1
Mon Mar 19, 2018 9:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Another Dog Mixup...this time it's DELTA
Replies: 65
Views: 6675

Re: Another Dog Mixup...this time it's DELTA

LOL. Is the dog dead or alive? The Delta dog that is. Answer the question. Is it a screw-up? yes, absolutely. A screw up the magnitude of UA's? Not. Even. Close. It's an unacceptable screw up plain and simple. Screw ups are unacceptable, that’s why they’re screw ups. I don’t know about you but I’d ...

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by United1
Mon Mar 19, 2018 9:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Another Dog Mixup...this time it's DELTA
Replies: 65
Views: 6675

Re: Another Dog Mixup...this time it's DELTA

https://www.wptv.com/news/local-news/water-cooler/delta-airlines-mixup-sends-puppies-criss-crossing-the-united-states Another screw up this time on DL...it took hours to sort this one out. I'm surprised that DL didn't put them on a more direct flight even if it was a competitor. Perhaps airlines sh...

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by United1
Mon Mar 19, 2018 8:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Another Dog Mixup...this time it's DELTA
Replies: 65
Views: 6675

Re: Another Dog Mixup...this time it's DELTA

Perhaps airlines should just get out of the pet transportation business.. And how will people travel with their pets? Who will animal rescue programs rely on to help adopt pets into new families and homes? UPS? Fed Ex? Sure, why not? We ship horses costing 7 figures or more with FX, 5X, KL cargo, a...

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by United1
Mon Mar 19, 2018 7:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Another Dog Mixup...this time it's DELTA
Replies: 65
Views: 6675

Re: Another Dog Mixup...this time it's DELTA

[ That stands diametrically opposed to many statements you have made on other threads and smacks of hypocrisy. LOL. Is the dog dead or alive? The Delta dog that is. Answer the question. Luckily it is...the poor thing was in a crate for two days. Since I answered your question please answer mine...i...

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by United1
Mon Mar 19, 2018 7:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Another Dog Mixup...this time it's DELTA
Replies: 65
Views: 6675

Re: Another Dog Mixup...this time it's DELTA

@ United1, this is a non event. dog screw-ups happen all the time,.. Let me get this straight: You believe DL shipping an animal to DTW instead of MSP, overnighting the animal then shipping it to LAX, SLC and finally BOI is a normal everyday occurrence? Then topping it off DL fails to comunicate an...

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by United1
Mon Mar 19, 2018 6:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Another Dog Mixup...this time it's DELTA
Replies: 65
Views: 6675

Re: Another Dog Mixup...this time it's DELTA

You had to go back to 2014 and 2015 for 2 of the 3 stories? I can count 3 stories in 4 DAYS on UA, but keep grasping. No excuse for DL screwing up, but you're really trying hard to make a mountain out of a molehill. Im not making a mountain out of anything but I am showing a pattern. Also I'm not s...

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by United1
Mon Mar 19, 2018 6:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Another Dog Mixup...this time it's DELTA
Replies: 65
Views: 6675

Re: Another Dog Mixup...this time it's DELTA

https://www.wptv.com/news/local-news/water-cooler/delta-airlines-mixup-sends-puppies-criss-crossing-the-united-states Another screw up this time on DL...it took hours to sort this one out. I'm surprised that DL didn't put them on a more direct flight even if it was a competitor. Perhaps airlines sh...

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by United1
Mon Mar 19, 2018 5:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Another Dog Mixup...this time it's DELTA
Replies: 65
Views: 6675

Another Dog Mixup...this time it's DELTA

https://www.wptv.com/news/local-news/water-cooler/delta-airlines-mixup-sends-puppies-criss-crossing-the-united-states Another screw up this time on DL...it took hours to sort this one out. I'm surprised that DL didn't put them on a more direct flight even if it was a competitor. Perhaps airlines sho...

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by United1
Mon Mar 19, 2018 1:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Dog Dies in Overhead Bin on United Airlines Flight
Replies: 491
Views: 30817

Re: Dog Dies in Overhead Bin on United Airlines Flight

Senator Kennedy from Louisiana has sent a letter to the President of United demanding action: https://www.kennedy.senate.gov/public/press-releases?ID=DAD3DDBF-4AC3-4A2E-80E5-64A3D59FE43B Does anyone have a source for his claim that 18 of 24 animal deaths on planes last year were on United? If true,...

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by United1
Sun Mar 18, 2018 6:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Where will UAL fly their 787-10s?
Replies: 49
Views: 12758

Re: Where will UAL fly their 787-10s?

Given the many different cities/routes that everyone is suggesting for the 78J, did United order enough of them? It seems like almost every United hub could use it well? They have options for additional 787s when the time comes to get a few more aircraft. While UA is growing faster than their peers...

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by United1
Sun Mar 18, 2018 6:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Mishandles Their Third Pet In Three Days
Replies: 30
Views: 4017

Re: United Mishandles Their Third Pet In Three Days

You should know the figures for the other airlines; you made your equally inane comments when given those figures in the topic regarding one of UA's other pet mishaps... that time when the pet died. Remember? Does that remind you now? What I don’t get is how can American, the World’s largest airlin...

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by United1
Sat Mar 17, 2018 6:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA CEO says no new hubs, fleet growth, point to point flying
Replies: 93
Views: 17238

Re: AA CEO says no new hubs, fleet growth, point to point flying

AA is 24 billion dollars in debt (and growing). They couldn't even afford a pack of bubbalicious bubble gum if they wanted, let alone try to build a new hub, focus city or buy a new plane. For comparison purposes, DL is now under 8 billion in debt and decreasing. DL's debt position is arguably wors...

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by United1
Sat Mar 17, 2018 1:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Norwegian Flight Cancellations @ EWR
Replies: 72
Views: 12521

Re: Norwegian Flight Cancellations @ EWR

Can someone please explain what "circle to land" means? Thanks!!

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by United1
Sat Mar 17, 2018 3:31 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet Upgrade Status - 2018
Replies: 742
Views: 96255

Re: United Fleet Upgrade Status - 2018

Question on aircraft the A359 will replace. What I've heard so far is that they will begin replacing the non ER 772s. Wouldn't it make more sense to deploy brand new airliners on international routes, such as the A359, and phase the 772ERs to replace the 772As? It seems to me to be a huge waste to ...

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by United1
Fri Mar 16, 2018 11:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Has United considered relocating to DEN?
Replies: 43
Views: 5740

Re: Has United considered relocating to DEN?

A couple of points: 1) UA moved downtown because Wolf lived downtown along with several of the other Officers of the company. Specifically in the Bloomingdale building where he had two floors complete to himself and his then wife. 2) UA looked at DEN several years back when they talked of gathering...

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by United1
Fri Mar 16, 2018 7:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA's newest gaffe: flew dog to NRT instead of MCI
Replies: 81
Views: 8166

Re: UA's newest gaffe: flew dog to NRT instead of MCI

However, that poor dog had to spend 12 hours in a cargo hold without any place to relieve himself. ...and that is why you should not ship animals in the first place. Dogs/Cats/Ect travel on long haul flights all of the time and while 99% of the time everything is fine it is not the most pleasant wa...

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by United1
Fri Mar 16, 2018 6:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Has United considered relocating to DEN?
Replies: 43
Views: 5740

Re: Has United considered relocating to DEN?

Has United considered relocating to DEN? Yes. United considered relocating to Denver in the 50s or 60s--and decided to move flight training there. :) UAs HQ, NOC and other offices are all located in the Sears Tower in the loop. HQ vacated the building on Wacker drive a while ago... Some IT departme...

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by United1
Fri Mar 16, 2018 6:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA's newest gaffe: flew dog to NRT instead of MCI
Replies: 81
Views: 8166

Re: UA's newest gaffe: flew dog to NRT instead of MCI

[ Good point BC7008..that does give a good example of one airline bending over backwards to fix a mistake and another using the court system to avoid a pay out. You really think United flew the dog back on a private jet out of the kindness of their hearts? For one second, do you really believe that...

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by United1
Fri Mar 16, 2018 5:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA's newest gaffe: flew dog to NRT instead of MCI
Replies: 81
Views: 8166

Re: UA's newest gaffe: flew dog to NRT instead of MCI

Are the paperwork checks on "live" cargo the same as just cargo? There is some additional paperwork you need to ship a dog overseas and that paperwork flies with them. In this case paperwork checks would not have mattered as the crates went to the correct destination. The issue happened w...

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by United1
Fri Mar 16, 2018 4:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA's newest gaffe: flew dog to NRT instead of MCI
Replies: 81
Views: 8166

Re: UA's newest gaffe: flew dog to NRT instead of MCI

So looks like United ponied up so big bucks and flew the dog back to the states on a private jet. That was one expensive screw up. In fact, United is lucky Irgo didn't die otherwise i think we would be witnessing the collapse of the airline. United flew Irgo back to the U.S. on a private plane, the...

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by United1
Fri Mar 16, 2018 4:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA's newest gaffe: flew dog to NRT instead of MCI
Replies: 81
Views: 8166

Re: UA's newest gaffe: flew dog to NRT instead of MCI

So looks like United ponied up so big bucks and flew the dog back to the states on a private jet. That was one expensive screw up. In fact, United is lucky Irgo didn't die otherwise i think we would be witnessing the collapse of the airline. United flew Irgo back to the U.S. on a private plane, the...

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by United1
Fri Mar 16, 2018 3:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Has United considered relocating to DEN?
Replies: 43
Views: 5740

Re: Has United considered relocating to DEN?

They would have remained in Houston if it wasn’t Chicago. More than likely....worth noting that UA is moving into new offices in Houston. I believe they are planning on vacating Smith and Jefferson streets. https://www.houstonchronicle.com/business/real-estate/article/United-to-lease-space-in-new-d...

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by United1
Fri Mar 16, 2018 3:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Has United considered relocating to DEN?
Replies: 43
Views: 5740

Re: Has United considered relocating to DEN?

AFAIK United once had their entire HQs in Elk Grove Village near ORD, but Stephen Wolf wanted his and other executives offices in downtown Chicago and their HQ remains split today. It seems UA could have a really impressive unified sprawling HQ and training center (similiar to what AA had at Centre...

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by United1
Fri Mar 16, 2018 2:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UAL2051 doing laps for 3 hours
Replies: 25
Views: 4756

Re: UAL2051 doing laps for 3 hours

Yeah, its much safer to circle the airport burning fuel than to go to your destination. First of all, they probably stayed at 7,000 feet to have enough power in the one engine to keep the plane in their - they wouldn't fly to SFO at 7,000 feet. Second of all, they probably wanted to be right at the...

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by United1
Thu Mar 15, 2018 1:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA's newest gaffe: flew dog to NRT instead of MCI
Replies: 81
Views: 8166

Re: UA's newest gaffe: flew dog to NRT instead of MCI

I’m amazed with such track record people still let their pet fly on UA! Which other U.S. carriers carry - or don't carry - pets? IIRC, DL doesn't carry pets in the summer time - is that still true? WN, F9, G4, NK, B6 and F9 do not transport pets. UA, AS, DL, AA, HA and SY do. UA and AS are the two ...

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