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by SFOtoORD
Fri May 25, 2018 1:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United gets sued for refusing to land for sick passenger
Replies: 41
Views: 3695

Re: United gets sued for refusing to land for sick passenger

Probably not the full story. It will cost UA more than $100k to litigate this so likely they think they have a good case.

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by SFOtoORD
Thu May 24, 2018 7:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Vistara may transition from Airbus to Boeing fleet
Replies: 35
Views: 6978

Re: Vistara may transition from Airbus to Boeing fleet

Jayafe wrote:
Strato2 wrote:
Another predatory pricing deal for Boeing?


Indeed. They call it business as usual, why even bother to pretend they don't do it?. At least they are not suing anyone yet meanwhile...


Nope. Just competition. It’s not like Airbus is some weak player in this market.

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by SFOtoORD
Tue May 22, 2018 2:08 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Airlines Network Thread 2018
Replies: 283
Views: 37329

Re: United Airlines Network Thread 2018

FlightLevel360 wrote:
I'm sorry if anyone mentioned this already, but isn't there an EWR-PIT flight that switches over to mainline next month? If so, how long will this last?


1 hr 28 mins according to United.com.


:lol:

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by SFOtoORD
Tue May 22, 2018 1:20 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta opens pop-up lounge for middle-seat passengers in Boston
Replies: 43
Views: 9387

Re: Delta opens pop-up lounge for middle-seat passengers in Boston

Can we not rip apart for once a company that’s just doing something nice for people? We have so much negativity as is on this site. It’s something different and quite possibly fun for those stuck in the middle seat! Why so defensive before anything had even been posted? This is marketing and it see...

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by SFOtoORD
Mon May 21, 2018 9:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet Upgrade Status - 2018
Replies: 1019
Views: 132437

Re: United Fleet Upgrade Status - 2018

I believe the high number of J seats is their strategy that they will be able to sell expensive Y or W seats and tempt customers to stick with United with dangling the carrot of a potential upgrade on long Intl routes. DL on the other hand does not really want to give away the seats or give up the ...

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by SFOtoORD
Sun May 20, 2018 10:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: European expansion in SFO
Replies: 65
Views: 7641

Re: European expansion in SFO

While SFO has a good range of destinations in Europe, it still is the 2nd choice for many EU carriers when they want to serve the West Coast. Most telling is that both LO and OS fly to LAX instead of SFO despite the large Star hub up the road. Furthermore, many of the destinations served out of SFO...

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by SFOtoORD
Fri May 18, 2018 2:56 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA CFO Resigns
Replies: 41
Views: 9969

Re: UA CFO Resigns

Airstud wrote:
(That's how I always feel about United. They were mean to me in San Fran.)


They were probably mean because you called it”San Fran.”

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by SFOtoORD
Thu May 17, 2018 1:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SAT touts “historic” route announcement - F9 to multiple cities
Replies: 84
Views: 9817

Re: SAT touts “historic” route announcement tomorrow

Midwestindy wrote:
Found it: F9 SAT-TUL/OKC/CMH/JAX/CLT/CLE/e.t.c


I’m sure there won’t be a press release when half of those flights are canceled.

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by SFOtoORD
Thu May 17, 2018 1:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA RFQ now ongoing for 767 replacement?
Replies: 214
Views: 28486

Re: UA RFQ now ongoing for 767 replacement?

Then I saw the 737-MAX10 seating very close to the 767 and felt the MAX10 could replace the 767 in certain areas. They don’t have the same seating for the same type of mission. Maybe a domestic configured 737-10 has the same seating as an Intl 763, but that wouldn’t solve any part of the problem fo...

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by SFOtoORD
Wed May 16, 2018 1:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WTO issues appeal decision on Boeing complaint against Airbus subsidies
Replies: 80
Views: 7584

Re: WTO issues appeal decision on Boeing complaint against Airbus subsidies

Why bother with these threads at all? These two companies are the two most coddled businesses on the planet and will continue the tit for tat for so long as their governments continue to protect them. This is the business equivalent of trying to understand who is right and wrong in India vs Pakistan...

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by SFOtoORD
Tue May 15, 2018 1:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alaska to Close Pilot Base in NYC
Replies: 80
Views: 8613

Re: Alaska to Close Pilot Base in NYC

No one is getting laid off, just displaced to another base, Happens all the time in the airline business. Nothing to cry about and Alaska pilot scheduling will rework the schedules so as to minimize NY layovers. It may happen all the time, but being displaced to another base 2500 miles away is pret...

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by SFOtoORD
Tue May 15, 2018 12:11 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet Upgrade Status - 2018
Replies: 1019
Views: 132437

Re: United Fleet Upgrade Status - 2018

CALTECH wrote:
6684 767-3CB 101 (HA) 684 (UA) 33466 N684UA 0890 Arrive 7/18 N588HA

6685 767-3CB 102 (HA) 685 (UA) 33467 N685UA 0894 Arrive 10/18 N590HA

6686 767-3CB 103 (HA) 686 (UA) 33468 N686UA 0898 Arrive 2018 N592HA


I wonder how long for the first one to get refitted and get STC? 6 months?

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by SFOtoORD
Sat May 12, 2018 5:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA East Coast network changes
Replies: 90
Views: 13977

Re: UA East Coast network changes

So a shift in strategy at EWR to all mainline for primarily O&D would mean a decrease in daily flights and passenger count at EWR correct? If you eliminate connections then UA won't have the pax numbers to feed multiple non-stops to cities that can't support the O&D from New York without fe...

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by SFOtoORD
Fri May 11, 2018 3:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Airlines Network Thread 2018
Replies: 283
Views: 37329

Re: United Airlines Network Thread 2018

masseybrown wrote:
As fuel prices continue to rise, you have to wonder if UA regrets bringing all those 50-seaters back into service.


I would assume they’re not viewing them as a long term solution given how old those planes are.

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by SFOtoORD
Fri May 11, 2018 3:22 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA RFQ now ongoing for 767 replacement?
Replies: 214
Views: 28486

Re: UA RFQ now ongoing for 767 replacement?

rnav2dlrey wrote:
UA never had an A350 sim at TK. the timing just doesn't add up for me.


My understanding is that UA did actually get at least a few pilots A350 trained.

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by SFOtoORD
Thu May 10, 2018 3:35 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Will Southwest entry into Hawaii speed up merger discussions of HA with B6
Replies: 72
Views: 7470

Re: Will Southwest entry into Hawaii speed up merger discussions of HA with B6

I’ve always thought Hawaiian’s route system would nicely complement JetBlue’s network...especially if B6 expands across the Atlantic and/or into S. America. Having said that, I would hate for either to lose their brand identity to a merger. What would the complement be? They obvious have a small nu...

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by SFOtoORD
Wed May 09, 2018 10:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA RFQ now ongoing for 767 replacement?
Replies: 214
Views: 28486

Re: UA RFQ now ongoing for 767 replacement?

As if United would ever order anything else than Boeing. Not happening with the current leadership and apparent with all those Boeing only orders in recent years. Sadly the 350 order was just inherited. Scott Kirby has been on management teams that only ordered Airbus - I'm sure he could influence ...

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by SFOtoORD
Wed May 09, 2018 12:04 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA RFQ now ongoing for 767 replacement?
Replies: 214
Views: 28486

Re: UA RFQ now ongoing for 767 replacement?

Can't see them ordering the 330s; it would be another fleet type when they are trying to simplify. I'm thinking it will be 78's with a few more 9's for expansion. A 50 jet fleet is substantial enough to justify a new fleet type. I still think this is Boeing’s order to lose, but I also sense the cur...

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by SFOtoORD
Fri May 04, 2018 7:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet Upgrade Status - 2018
Replies: 1019
Views: 132437

Re: United Fleet Upgrade Status - 2018

CALTECH wrote:
GBO Fleet
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0727
0293
0294
0295
0297
0299


What is GBO?

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by SFOtoORD
Thu May 03, 2018 12:04 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SY adds seasonal MSP-MSY/SBA, LAS-STS
Replies: 16
Views: 1444

Re: SY adds seasonal MSP-MSY/SBA, LAS-STS

Just make sure you’re not flying at the end of their season...

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by SFOtoORD
Sun Apr 29, 2018 9:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Flying 2000 miles over open water in twins powered by CFM56-7
Replies: 257
Views: 26385

Re: Flying 2000 miles over open water in twins powered by CFM56-7

Now you’re just bringing up random points that aren’t at all related to your original question. You might as well start bringing up train incidents to support your point or talking about things you saw out the window. Mods should close this thread. I don't see you asking the Mods to close the threa...

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by SFOtoORD
Sun Apr 29, 2018 5:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Flying 2000 miles over open water in twins powered by CFM56-7
Replies: 257
Views: 26385

Re: Flying 2000 miles over open water in twins powered by CFM56-7

There has never been an ETOPS-caused fatality in the history of aviation. Ever. SAll of which have killed pax on TPACs.... than you are of an ETOPS issue, which never has. Ponder that. A few Sundays ago CBS 60 Minutes reported on a low cost air carrier know in the industry for its maintenance defic...

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by SFOtoORD
Sun Apr 29, 2018 4:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: OAG Changes 4/29/2018:AA Adds MIA-PEI;B6 LGB Changes;F9 Suspends 5 Routes;UA Drops EWR-FWA
Replies: 107
Views: 12868

Re: OAG Changes 4/29/2018:AA Adds MIA-PEI;B6 LGB Changes;F9 Suspends 5 Routes;UA Drops EWR-FWA

BOS-ATL going down to 4x is a sign B6 is trying to rationalize capacity in a market that has been a total bloodbath. Not sure why they can't convert some frequencies to E190's instead... I think you have to look closer at day of week cuts. I see mid-Dec Friday at 5x and Sat at 2x. The weeks between...

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by SFOtoORD
Sun Apr 29, 2018 4:34 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The Pacific market becoming UA's Achilles heel, esp in comparison with AA and DL?
Replies: 76
Views: 12914

Re: The Pacific market becoming UA's Achilles heel, esp in comparison with AA and DL?

When will the new SEA Int'l arrival/departure terminal be ready? Shouldn't that allow bigger aircraft to fly from that Delta Hub? Bigger than the 747's currently flying from there? I was juist under the impression that DL had dialed down SEA as an int'l hub until capacity was increased with the new...

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by SFOtoORD
Sun Apr 29, 2018 3:21 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet Upgrade Status - 2018
Replies: 1019
Views: 132437

Re: United Fleet Upgrade Status - 2018

https://www.flightglobal.com/news/artic ... 0s-440887/
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777222LR wrote:
So I've been pretty missing from checking this site regularly...is United ever getting their A350's?


2022

https://www.flightglobal.com/news/artic ... 0s-440887/

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by SFOtoORD
Sat Apr 28, 2018 11:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Does UPS really only fly to 3 cities from LAX?
Replies: 14
Views: 4040

Re: Does UPS really only fly to 3 cities from LAX?

neomax wrote:
DFW, SDF, and ONT. And ANC is not among them?


Why would they need more? Their business isn’t anything like flying passengers around who prefer non-stops. Nothing wrong w connections and mega-hubs in their business.

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by SFOtoORD
Sat Apr 28, 2018 8:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United increases stake in Azul, buys part of Hainan shares
Replies: 9
Views: 3019

Re: United increases stake in Azul, buys part of Hainan shares

Good deal for UA. And Hainan too as they need liquidity.

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by SFOtoORD
Fri Apr 27, 2018 1:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The Pacific market becoming UA's Achilles heel, esp in comparison with AA and DL?
Replies: 76
Views: 12914

Re: The Pacific market becoming UA's Achilles heel, esp in comparison with AA and DL?

UA put all its eggs in the SFO-Pacific market, moving its main hub operation there. If you fly into SFO regularly, you know the unreliability of that airport. When I worked at UA, feeder flights into SFO were delayed by hours, or cancelled, almost daily. I spent my morning reaccommodating transpaci...

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by SFOtoORD
Sat Apr 21, 2018 4:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: ANC-NRT feasibility on A321LR by AS/VX?
Replies: 77
Views: 7773

Re: ANC-NRT feasibility on A321LR by AS/VX?

From West Coast (LAX/SFO/SEA) to China or even HKG, Y RT fares can be as low as 400-500. And yes, they're non-stop. There are a few posters here that mentioned those $2000 business-class RT tickets on CN3 also, although I've yet to find any. Agree. AS might get better fares on flights from the lowe...

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by SFOtoORD
Fri Apr 20, 2018 5:13 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United's Plans for Dulles
Replies: 72
Views: 7949

Re: United's Plans for Dulles

The future of IAD lies in a C/D rebuild from the ground up. If the terminal can become near a word-class terminal (in design) plus underground connections to landside and A/B (via walkway or train) it would give IAD the ability to become widely popular for both connections and O/D. UA/Others would ...

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by SFOtoORD
Thu Apr 19, 2018 8:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet Upgrade Status - 2018
Replies: 1019
Views: 132437

Re: United Fleet Upgrade Status - 2018

Aren't the -9 and -10 orders the same aircraft? No. United has firm orders for 61 737-9s and 100 -10s. https://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/united-sees-economics-boost-with-max-10-446360/ 100, They ordered 100 737-9s., not 61. http://boeing.mediaroom.com/2012-07-12-Boeing-Announces-Historic-7...

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by SFOtoORD
Tue Apr 17, 2018 9:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United post Q1 earnings
Replies: 41
Views: 6017

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.

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by SFOtoORD
Mon Apr 16, 2018 9:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What would happen at DEN if Southwest overtakes United?
Replies: 57
Views: 5945

Re: What would happen at DEN if Southwest overtakes United?

You’d likely see a different story if you measured ASMs. I’m fairly certainly WN is also #1 domestically on emplanements so it’s not surprising to see them #1 in Denver.

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by SFOtoORD
Sun Apr 15, 2018 11:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Sun Country (SY) strands hundreds of passengers in Mexico and tells them to find their own way home
Replies: 214
Views: 21160

Re: Sun Country (SY) strands hundreds of passengers in Mexico and tells them to find their own way home

To the person in charge it is. http://www.startribune.com/sun-country-passengers-abandoned-in-mexico-due-to-snow/479814983/ Bricker: "If people choose to fly a different flight, then we're refunding what they paid to us. We do everything we can for the passengers. If there's not a flight out, ...

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by SFOtoORD
Sun Apr 15, 2018 11:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Sun Country (SY) strands hundreds of passengers in Mexico and tells them to find their own way home
Replies: 214
Views: 21160

Re: Sun Country (SY) strands hundreds of passengers in Mexico and tells them to find their own way home

Why can't SY where USA airport can't go to MSP for cancel flight. Why can't SY fly ferry to Los Cabos to pick it up? SY can fly to MSP close nearby like RST or DBQ or DSM stay there for a few hours or overnight then snow is clear up fly back to MSP that's it. How stupid SY management are? Q No room...

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by SFOtoORD
Sat Apr 14, 2018 12:23 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: How huge is Frankfurt airport?
Replies: 61
Views: 10317

Re: How huge is Frankfurt airport?

FRA is not “huge” enough as it feels like they board far more flights at remote stands than via gates.

(I know that wasn’t the question, but I stand behind the answer)

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by SFOtoORD
Sat Apr 07, 2018 4:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Will UA order more 787-8 to replace 21 oldest 767-300s ?
Replies: 85
Views: 11388

Re: Will UA order more 787-8 to replace oldest 767-300s ?

Stitch wrote:
flyingclrs727 wrote:
Why doesn't Boeing go ahead and put in the optimizations developed for the 787-9 into the 787-8?


Boeing has done just that and is now going to use the same aft fuselage (Sections 47/48) on the 787-8 and they do on the 787-9 and 787-10.


I missed that. Was that announced yesterday?

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by SFOtoORD
Sat Apr 07, 2018 4:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Will UA order more 787-8 to replace 21 oldest 767-300s ?
Replies: 85
Views: 11388

Re: Will UA order more 787-8 to replace oldest 767-300s ?

Why doesn't Boeing go ahead and put in the optimizations developed for the 787-9 into the 787-8? It would decrease costs by increasing commonality while decreasing weight. I can't see UA waiting till Boeing has its MOM ready to replace its 763's. If Boeing can't give UA a good deal on some 778's, p...

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by SFOtoORD
Wed Apr 04, 2018 9:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AS Begins JFK-SJC; Adds 3 daily SEA
Replies: 88
Views: 9065

Re: AS Begins JFK-SJC; Adds 3 daily SEA

I think the reason AS isn't fast to install the new interior is because they are possibly still considering developing their own premium product on their 737 transcon fleet...thats my conspiracy theory. I think that ship has sailed for now. AS seems to be happy being who they are which is somewhere...

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by SFOtoORD
Wed Apr 04, 2018 1:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alaska Sign atop T7 JFK
Replies: 62
Views: 10843

Re: Alaska Sign atop T7 JFK

tphuang wrote:
Probably deserves its own thread but it looks like as added jfk sjc and a third daily to sea.


I wonder how they eithe acquired more slots or cut a few frequencies to open those two flights. I’m sure there are a few low yielding flights in their existing JFK portfolio.

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by SFOtoORD
Mon Apr 02, 2018 6:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 797 Discussion Thread - 2018
Replies: 2302
Views: 290291

Re: Boeing 797 Discussion Thread - 2018

Boeing officially forms program office to flesh out 797 plans. Boeing says it’s not ready to launch, but this is a big sign of seriousness. And here we are still, 6 months after this thread was open, still dancing around a paper plane. Hello Boeing? Do you return to this thread just to troll or do ...

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by SFOtoORD
Mon Apr 02, 2018 2:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: When do we start seeing the new AS interiors and food
Replies: 55
Views: 5658

Re: When do we start seeing the new AS interiors and food

PlanesNTrains wrote:
I have faith. I don't know how the merger will work out financially, but I think that the work groups will ultimately work together well.


Yesterday was not a good day for AS + VX labor. Major sickout by VX below the wing staffers that caused several delays.

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by SFOtoORD
Sat Mar 31, 2018 4:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Impact to DCA and IAD based on Amazon HQ2 rumor
Replies: 31
Views: 3835

Re: Impact to DCA and IAD based on Amazon HQ2 rumor

I still don’t get why people make such a big deal about Amazon. It’s just an online mall for cheap stuff. Do the locals get this fired up when Wal-mart wants to open new offices???? These are high skill technology jobs plus all the supporting functions like Ops, Finance, Legal, Facilities, HR, etc....

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by SFOtoORD
Fri Mar 30, 2018 3:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: When do we start seeing the new AS interiors and food
Replies: 55
Views: 5658

Re: When do we start seeing the new AS interiors and food

I never flew Alaska. But I’m eager to see the F seat with the leg rest. It is funny how UA is always pulled in. Except I’m curious if they will look like the UA Economy Premium Plus! Off topic: I was having to see 5 757s refitted...perhaps it will start really rocking and rolling now. It’s because ...

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by SFOtoORD
Thu Mar 29, 2018 5:23 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: ORD $8.5B Expansion Deal - Update: City Council Approved
Replies: 371
Views: 43604

Re: ORD $8.5B Expansion Deal - Update: City Council Approved

nomorerjs wrote:
Let’s see if this becomes reality. This is Chicago we are talking about.


They just executed a pretty massive runway redevelopment program that also cost multiple billions. And if NYC can rebuild LGA then anything is possible.

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by SFOtoORD
Mon Mar 26, 2018 1:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Polaris Promise Never Matched Reality
Replies: 231
Views: 30698

Re: United Polaris Promise Never Matched Reality

United clearly still struggles to get it right. They still cant get the basics down like business class meal service. Then there is: 767 Polaris in business, only good if your a solo traveler. If your traveling with a partner, there couldn't be a worse product so doesnt matter how comfy the seat is...

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by SFOtoORD
Mon Mar 26, 2018 1:11 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumor: AS Reducing Airbus Transcon Flying >50%
Replies: 100
Views: 16965

Re: Rumor: AS Reducing Airbus Transcon Flying >50%

I hope for the future sake of the AS/VX combined workforce, you retire - and soon. What is this, high school? Take your snarky comments to Facebook. EA CO AS is a great source of information here on airliners and near as I can tell pretty much everything he/she has ever posted ended up being true. ...

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by SFOtoORD
Sun Mar 25, 2018 7:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Bloomberg: Airbus A330 Neo Dropped From American Airlines Wide-Body Contest
Replies: 235
Views: 30334

Re: Bloomberg: Airbus A330 Neo Dropped From American Airlines Wide-Body Contest

Planeflyer wrote:
We could eliminate most of the inane posts if folks on both sides would study the financial statemosts for both companies.


Or maybe just let go of the stupid financial statement topic on both sides which is rife with incorrect assumptions and correlations to things that have no proof.

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by SFOtoORD
Sat Mar 24, 2018 9:44 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: AS Aircraft type unknown for VX flight 1 week out
Replies: 54
Views: 3904

Re: AS Aircraft type unknown for VX flight 1 week out

Looks like most days recently it’s been an A320 which obviously would be VX. Have you tried visiting their Facebook page? That’s where most of the people who complain about their food allergy not being accommodated, their preferred route not being flown, or their disdain for AS’ acquisition of VX go...

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by SFOtoORD
Fri Mar 23, 2018 1:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 4hr delays at SFO, what's up?
Replies: 53
Views: 6977

Re: 4hr delays at SFO, what's up?

Look at the international growth at OAK and San Jose—something you did not see coming so do not get too smug Let me know when a handful of A380s per day show up at OAK or SJC. It's already happened - I have the pictures to prove it. And can you guess why? That's right - diversions from SFO. Ironic ...

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