This is the perfect time for Gulf Air. They are perfectly positioned to serve Saudi Arabia, UAE, and Egypt, now that QR was forced out.
This is a huge blow to QR. A lot of you seem to underestimate.
QR ran wide bodies to all over KSA, and now nothing.
Much ado about little. I think the only year round 757 to LHR on UA is the daylight eastbound flight from IAD. I would like to add that I was recently in LHR very early in the a.m. and saw that UA 757 leave to return to IAD. For US departures that leaves very, very, early around 7 a.m. I would not b...Jump to post
Middle Eastern carriers always have at least one or two Arabic speakers, often from Lebanon, Jordan, or Morocco, or Egypt.
They need PA announcements in the local language.
No US carrier will ever serve DOH. It's a tiny place. UAE or KSA is more likely.
Everything that Adam Levine Weinberg says about UA is always from a negative slant. Every article is about how UA fails at everything. His favourite fall back is that UA can't match what AA has in DFW and DL has in ATL. Since UA's hubs are so small (in his words), they will never measure up. He's ev...Jump to post
Analyst questions UA's moves from the Motley Fool investing services.
https://www.fool.com/investing/2018/01/ ... rowth.aspx
One of my best friends is an avid traveler and from Manhattan. He is as "New York" as they come. In fact, he visits this forum. He is adamant that EWR is one of the New York area airports, and says it's nonsense that EWR is a different market. People have their preferences, but EWR is part...Jump to post
I think it was already reported once before that it certainly appears CLE-SJU on Sat. on UA is now gone for good.Jump to post
UA has 4 flights a day (IAH, IAD, EWR, and IAD). I agree, is there enough traffic to support UA on LAX/SFO-AMS year round? It's questionable. Not every city in Europe is connected to every hub. Notice IAH-CDG is gone, while CDG-SFO joined. I was just in AMS last summer for the first time. DL/KLM hav...Jump to post
So the 77W is a sUA plane? In that case sUA flight attendants get to fly to TLV for the first time.
No one answered my question, is there now a FA UAs base even in CLE? Or just sCO.
It's hysterical we still we can still use sUA and sCO 7 years into the merger.
So where do UAs flight attendants do have bases? EWR/CLE/IAH/GUM? Likewise does COs cabin crew have bases at IAD/EWR/SFO/LAX/DEN/ORD? Is this still causing operational problems? Why is it taking so long? In a lot of professions measuring effectiveness of employees is subjective and difficult. Some o...Jump to post
Here is an interesting article on how things are going with the UA FA integration.
It doesn't sound pretty. Maybe some of the UA can add their two cents.
https://www.inc.com/chris-matyszczyk/wo ... s-why.html
It could be mental illness related. Mental illness exists.
At one time we discussed here how deportees pulled a similar thing, on Saudia, and that was the cause that time.
Every case has its own particulars.
There was a Wall Street Journal article years ago, that discussed how a lot of African destinations are very profitable for European carriers for various reasons. A Somali friend explained to me that Turkey and Somalia worked together on improving the airport. The Somalia route for TK could certainl...Jump to post
Well, recently a flight nearly triggered a major accident while landing at SFO at night. It came close. I wonder how many of the people who survived are still alive now. Probably not many, a lot of pax were retirees. Robert Bragg, the PA copilot just passed away. Here is a survivor that passed away ...Jump to post
I agree that a factor may be widebody slack in SFO during this month and this seasonal aircraft movement. There is a winter seasonal flight. DEN-LHR will be a summer seasonal flight. Xian was a summer seasonal flight as well, HGH was year round. Of course, AKL is winter seasonal. In the early 90's, ...Jump to post
This is such a non surprise. It is a thing at a.net to mock the notion that checking loads gives a person information about a particular flight. But looking at XIY and HGH, one would see flights routinely have over a hundred empty seats in economy, with only a meager number occupied in business clas...Jump to post
CNN had a segment with Richard Quest on Polaris. The ORD Polaris lounge was deemed too small and crowded. Therefore everything has to be rethought.Jump to post
DL is reducing JFK-HAV. I guess more HAV frequencies are now up for grabs. And here we thought New York to HAV was a bit more "safe" from cuts.Jump to post
This topic has been discussed many times in this forum. The market strikes me as very focused.
UA had two 777's from EWR in the market for years and years, before they added SFO, which they quickly struck gold and increased frequency. Take note TLV failed from ATL on DL.
I remember the name Lippincott at the time. That's all I can recall.
Yeah, I know, it's here, and it's done. Some need to find new hobbies.
Armchair CEO happens a lot here.
The article said the route was performing poorly once the excitement and novelty wore off, and the politics was just the last nail in the coffin.
There isn't much to talk about.
Cuba only has a small number of viable markets now.
I can't add much more to this discussion. Although not completely relevant to EY dropping DFW specifically, I want share an observation. The middle east has too many airlines, TOO many airlines and seats. Everyone is talking about QR, EY, and EK. Don't forget there is Gulf Air. Air Arabia. and Saudi...Jump to post
How funny DL is increasing RDU-EWR. I wonder what UA will do this time? They should have stayed in LGA-RDU for goodness sakes.Jump to post
I don't think so, STT. I remember CO received authority to fly IAH-EZE around the time that DL received authority from ATL. This was around 2001. But CO delayed the start for a few years due to a financial crisis in Argentina. Memory is fuzzy but I think DL went ahead and started ATL service while C...Jump to post
And also very interesting that UA is going back up to 3x daily from LAX to DFW. It used to be 3x daily, and cut it back not long ago. Then they have also cut LAX-MSP completely. Interesting changes at LAX for UA. DFW back to 3x daily.Jump to post
While everyone is chatting up how exciting it is that UA started LAX-SIN, you are forgetting that EWR to EZE is launching this weekend. Premerger UA flew IAD-EZE, it got moved to EWR then cancelled. UA flew JFK-EZE long ago.
This will be the third time UA is serving EZE from the NYC area.
Interesting changes at UA. CLE-SJU finally bit the dust. They are also starting EWR-HAM in April. Earlier than in May clearly.
BQN being reduced. More Puerto Rico cuts.
I think they will eventually find it. The pressure and the questions will never end until they find it. I remember the whole search for the South African Heldeberg along with AF447 of course. Eventually technology had to catch up and the resources allocated until the wreck is found. Of course I beli...Jump to post
Also CNN recently featured Richard Quest doing a segment on Polaris. He interviewed Oscar. Apparently, the Polaris lounges are already proving to be too small. They must be made larger, which will further delay the rollout. https://hub.united.com/united-polaris-cnn-richard-quest-2485275323.html http...Jump to post
I am aware of the longstanding UA fleet update thread. I would like to propose a thread committed to the rollout of United Polaris. How many aircraft currently have Polaris? What routes do they fly? There is a 767-300 with the Polaris configuration. During the last few weeks it has been flown to LHR...Jump to post
I am just wondering how many thousands of people UA has hired since the merger. The globe is all they know. And the Tulip is fading from the public's memory too. And people are retiring every year. The airline is changing. The Polaris role out is going to take several years. Years were spent develop...Jump to post
This topic has been discussed numerous times here. CO was in the market long before the merger. The route was upgraded to a 767 from the 757. As we know, many old CO 757 routes have fallen away: BRS, OSL, CGN, BFS, CPH, etc. HAM survived but for whatever reason, UA only flies the route for 5 months ...Jump to post