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by klwright69
Mon Mar 05, 2018 3:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Gulf Air unveils growth strategy, upcoming brand refresh
Replies: 110
Views: 24875

Re: Gulf Air unveils growth strategy, upcoming brand refresh

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.

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by klwright69
Mon Feb 05, 2018 3:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why does UA fly the 757 to LHR?
Replies: 64
Views: 11439

Re: Why does UA fly the 757 to LHR?

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...

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by klwright69
Mon Feb 05, 2018 2:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ryanair to Jordan
Replies: 1
Views: 560

Ryanair to Jordan

I just saw on CNN that Ryan Air will soon serve Aqaba, and Amman, Jordan.
I love Jordan.
Amazingly good news!

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by klwright69
Wed Jan 31, 2018 7:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta eyes return to Persian Gulf region after US strikes deal with Qatar
Replies: 84
Views: 14883

Re: Delta eyes return to Persian Gulf region after US strikes deal with Qatar

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.

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by klwright69
Wed Jan 31, 2018 5:20 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Airlines Network Thread 2018
Replies: 352
Views: 44977

Re: United Airlines Network Thread 2018

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...

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by klwright69
Mon Jan 29, 2018 3:37 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Airlines Network Thread 2018
Replies: 352
Views: 44977

Re: United Airlines Network Thread 2018

https://www.fool.com/investing/2018/01/ ... rowth.aspx
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Analyst questions UA's moves from the Motley Fool investing services.

https://www.fool.com/investing/2018/01/ ... rowth.aspx

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by klwright69
Fri Jan 26, 2018 3:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates Announces non stop flights to EWR
Replies: 128
Views: 17790

Re: Emirates Announces non stop flights to EWR

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...

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by klwright69
Sun Jan 21, 2018 3:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: OAG Changes for 1/21/2018: Volaris Costa Rica Starts, AA PHL-PNS/FWA/OKC, ORD-AVP
Replies: 41
Views: 7312

Re: OAG Changes for 1/21/2018: Volaris Costa Rica Starts, AA PHL-PNS/FWA/OKC, ORD-AVP

I think it was already reported once before that it certainly appears CLE-SJU on Sat. on UA is now gone for good.

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by klwright69
Sun Jan 21, 2018 3:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Thoughts about UA SFO - AMS?
Replies: 19
Views: 2829

Re: Thoughts about UA SFO - AMS?

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...

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by klwright69
Wed Jan 17, 2018 3:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA FA merger integration complaint
Replies: 64
Views: 8130

Re: UA FA merger integration complaint

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.

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by klwright69
Tue Jan 16, 2018 3:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA FA merger integration complaint
Replies: 64
Views: 8130

Re: UA FA merger integration complaint

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...

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by klwright69
Sun Jan 14, 2018 6:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA FA merger integration complaint
Replies: 64
Views: 8130

UA FA merger integration complaint

https://www.inc.com/chris-matyszczyk/wo ... s-why.html
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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

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by klwright69
Wed Jan 10, 2018 7:35 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Airlines flight diverted after passenger befouls plane's bathrooms
Replies: 22
Views: 8453

Re: United Airlines flight diverted after passenger befouls plane's bathrooms

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.

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by klwright69
Wed Jan 10, 2018 7:31 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: TK Performance on Istanbul - Mogadishu, Somalia route?
Replies: 24
Views: 4518

Re: TK Performance on Istanbul - Mogadishu, Somalia route?

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...

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by klwright69
Sun Dec 17, 2017 2:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Reflections on Tenerife
Replies: 30
Views: 5562

Re: Reflections on Tenerife

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 ...

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by klwright69
Sat Dec 16, 2017 4:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United ending Xian
Replies: 108
Views: 19703

Re: United ending Xian

And the fourth fight is eliminated. Will this the plane used for PPT.

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by klwright69
Sat Dec 16, 2017 12:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United ending Xian
Replies: 108
Views: 19703

Re: United ending Xian

I wonder why they didn't announce at the same time Xian and HGH were ending.

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by klwright69
Thu Dec 14, 2017 10:21 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: United announces SFO-PPT
Replies: 148
Views: 21964

Re: Updated: United announces SFO-PPT

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, ...

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by klwright69
Sun Dec 10, 2017 12:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United ending Xian
Replies: 108
Views: 19703

Re: United ending Xian

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...

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by klwright69
Wed Dec 06, 2017 4:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why Does UA Struggle With Polaris Lounge Roll Outs?
Replies: 78
Views: 12368

Re: Why Does UA Struggle With Polaris Lounge Roll Outs?

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.

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by klwright69
Sun Dec 03, 2017 4:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why no United to Africa?
Replies: 52
Views: 10602

Re: Why no United to Africa?

Look at all the cities that have been cut and later make a comeback. It's probably quite a few,

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by klwright69
Sun Dec 03, 2017 4:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: OAG Changes 12/3/2017: B6 Adds EWR-SDQ; DL Moves to DSS
Replies: 45
Views: 10236

Re: OAG Changes 12/3/2017: B6 Adds EWR-SDQ; DL Moves to DSS

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.

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by klwright69
Sun Dec 03, 2017 10:49 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why no United to Africa?
Replies: 52
Views: 10602

Re: Why no United to Africa?

I wouldn't at all be surprised if UA starts LOS again. Lagos is the big Apple of Africa.

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by klwright69
Wed Nov 29, 2017 10:45 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta leaving GRK
Replies: 27
Views: 6206

Re: Delta leaving GRK

I am sure you know why UA doesn't serve DAL. Its not a normal situation.

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by klwright69
Sun Nov 26, 2017 2:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United 77W EWR-TLV, why?
Replies: 70
Views: 19741

Re: United 77W EWR-TLV, why?

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.

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by klwright69
Sun Nov 26, 2017 10:46 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Next UA mid-con from SFO. Any guesses?
Replies: 31
Views: 4006

Re: Next UA mid-con from SFO. Any guesses?

What about CLT. It's not midcontient but still.

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by klwright69
Wed Nov 22, 2017 7:24 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA to ILM
Replies: 46
Views: 7857

Re: UA to ILM

USA Today has picked up on this story. They also mentioned UA adding Elmira. A destination they recently dropped.

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by klwright69
Tue Nov 21, 2017 4:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA to ILM
Replies: 46
Views: 7857

Re: UA to ILM

Four flights isn't very many. Too bad they couldn't add IAH into the mix.

But we all know UA will dehub IAD anyway. (wink, wink, grin).

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by klwright69
Tue Nov 21, 2017 10:10 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Who designed Continental's (and as a result, United's) Globe Livery?
Replies: 37
Views: 10481

Re: Who designed Continental's (and as a result, United's) Globe Livery?

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.

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by klwright69
Tue Nov 21, 2017 8:12 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA to ILM
Replies: 46
Views: 7857

UA to ILM

Wilmington Airport has a posting on UA's Facebook page.
UA is launching flights from ILM to both IAD and ORD.
It's not noted in the OAG thread either.
Will the market be large enough to support them?
Is F9 still at the airport?

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by klwright69
Wed Nov 15, 2017 9:58 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alaska ending Cuba service
Replies: 64
Views: 8073

Re: Alaska ending Cuba service

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.

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by klwright69
Sun Nov 05, 2017 5:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Etihad to drop Dallas DFW
Replies: 89
Views: 16022

Re: Etihad to drop Dallas DFW

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...

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by klwright69
Sun Nov 05, 2017 5:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: OAG Changes 11/5/2017: AA Adds LGA-PWM, Did AA Lease More DCA slots?; AS/F9 Mexico Cuts
Replies: 53
Views: 9336

Re: OAG Changes 11/5/2017: AA Adds LGA-PWM, Did AA Lease More DCA slots?; AS/F9 Mexico Cuts

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.

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by klwright69
Tue Oct 31, 2017 8:24 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United flies the 77W on LAX-SFO!
Replies: 40
Views: 8390

Re: United flies the 77W on LAX-SFO!

The flight is obviously going to be operating to AKL which is starting. It was weird UA website this flight was 3 hours late.

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by klwright69
Mon Oct 30, 2017 4:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Before it starts, UA upgauges EWR-EZE
Replies: 43
Views: 11411

Re: Before it starts, UA upgauges EWR-EZE

Maybe IAD and/or ORD will be next to EZE.

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by klwright69
Mon Oct 30, 2017 2:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA launches LAX-SIN
Replies: 354
Views: 60336

Re: UA launches LAX-SIN

Routes are long term investments. It doesn't matter how a route looks in the first few weeks, especially a long haul.
I doubt UA will leave LAX-SIN.

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by klwright69
Mon Oct 30, 2017 2:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Before it starts, UA upgauges EWR-EZE
Replies: 43
Views: 11411

Re: Before it starts, UA upgauges EWR-EZE

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...

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by klwright69
Sun Oct 29, 2017 2:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: OAG Changes 10/29/2007: 4O +LAX-BJX/PVR/SJD; AA +DCA-LIT/MGM/TLH, VPS/MYR to Daily; DL +JFK-BTV; KAI +KOA-OAK
Replies: 55
Views: 10660

Re: OAG Changes 10/29/2007: 4O +LAX-BJX/PVR/SJD; AA +DCA-LIT/MGM/TLH, VPS/MYR to Daily; DL +JFK-BTV; KAI +KOA-OAK

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.

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by klwright69
Sun Oct 29, 2017 1:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Before it starts, UA upgauges EWR-EZE
Replies: 43
Views: 11411

Re: Before it starts, UA upgauges EWR-EZE

I hope the third time it works out. How many times are routes dropped and restarted.

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by klwright69
Sun Oct 29, 2017 8:58 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Before it starts, UA upgauges EWR-EZE
Replies: 43
Views: 11411

Re: Before it starts, UA upgauges EWR-EZE

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.

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by klwright69
Sat Oct 28, 2017 2:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA launches LAX-SIN
Replies: 354
Views: 60336

Re: UA launches LAX-SIN

It is ridiculous to talk about a route's success when it is just starting. Most routes need time to develop.

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by klwright69
Wed Oct 25, 2017 10:00 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rare UA 744 Appearance At EWR
Replies: 44
Views: 7847

Re: Rare UA 744 Appearance At EWR

in 1992 Premerger CO used the 747 from EWR to FRA and MAD. MAD needed it especially because the Olympics were in Barcelona in1992. I took the 747 to FRA at this time.

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by klwright69
Tue Oct 24, 2017 8:28 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: HAM TATL flights?
Replies: 47
Views: 5818

Re: HAM TATL flights?

r3ho, you are right. Except UA is not that "half hearted" about flying the route. If that were true, they would have just dropped the route just like OSL, BFS, BRS, and CGN. But it's coming back.

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by klwright69
Mon Oct 23, 2017 4:03 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: OAG Changes 10/22/2017: AS Adds PHX-SFO,EW MCO-DUS, F9 Big Summer Schedule Change, VR Closes PVD
Replies: 74
Views: 12608

Re: OAG Changes 10/22/2017: AS Adds PHX-SFO,EW MCO-DUS, F9 Big Summer Schedule Change, VR Closes PVD

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.

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by klwright69
Tue Oct 17, 2017 1:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: MH370: Malaysia resumes search to find aircraft
Replies: 410
Views: 70885

Re: MH370: Malaysia set to announce resumption of search as early as this week

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...

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by klwright69
Thu Oct 12, 2017 9:39 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet Upgrade Status - 2017
Replies: 1935
Views: 318286

Re: UA Polaris Tracking Thread

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...

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by klwright69
Thu Oct 12, 2017 9:06 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet Upgrade Status - 2017
Replies: 1935
Views: 318286

UA Polaris Tracking Thread

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...

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by klwright69
Thu Oct 12, 2017 5:53 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Should United bring back the Tulip?
Replies: 115
Views: 11584

Re: Should United bring back the Tulip?

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...

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by klwright69
Sun Oct 01, 2017 3:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: OAG Changes 10/1/2017: UA Drops MSP-LAX
Replies: 74
Views: 11509

Re: OAG Changes 10/1/2017: UA Drops MSP-LAX

Too bad both UA and AA are leaving MSP-LAX. If they were serious about LAX, well.....

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by klwright69
Sun Oct 01, 2017 3:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: HAM TATL flights?
Replies: 47
Views: 5818

Re: HAM TATL flights?

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 ...

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