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That is indeed not many, but the 11 crew seems like an overkill. According to regulations, it should be 1 stewardess on 50 passengers, right? So 2 pilots and 4 stewardesses = 6 crew. Chances are there may have been some deadheading crews onboard that are included in the crewmember count. Furthermor...Jump to post
I am not sure how I feel about the billboard titles. The ligature gets lost in the windows. I think the font may need to be thicker and the lettering slightly enlarged. The Polynesian carriers certainly do have some of the best liveries going however. Air Tahiti Nui, Fiji Airways, and Hawaiian Airli...Jump to post
I thought it was an FAA requirement that all shades had to be up for taxi, takeoff and landing. Is that not correct? No, it’s not a FAR, but it should be. I flew for another airline prior to United and it was SOP at my previous carrier that window shades must be up for taxi, T/O, and landing. Unite...Jump to post
jayunited wrote:Congrats to SFO, UA over the past few years has really beefed up our TATL service from this hub.
The point is, when you combine network size, scale, operational performance, financial performance, and customer satisfaction, Delta very often leads the pack when it comes to US Airlines, and that's what he's boasting about as it's translating to a revenue premium above Delta's peers. End of story...Jump to post
I know for many years up until at least 2014/15 they had a crew hub at LHR for flight attendants, they were American crew but based and lived in London, I used to see the crew on a regular basis at the crew parking lot at LHR. The UA cabin crews based at LHR are not exclusively American. I would sa...Jump to post
You can still rest in economy class. Even I can, and usually find it very hard to get rest in economy class. I was also able to work in economy class too. The seats had power sockets provided, so my computer did't run out of power. It was fine. These big flat seats and fancy wine and dining are not...Jump to post
I would think that Alaska would have an infection control kit onboard its A/C like other airlines. The kit contains all the tools needed to clean up vomit. There is a powder substance that crystalizes the vomit and neutralizes the odor. There is also a plastic scoop and accompanying flap to scoop up...Jump to post
ual763 wrote:Oh Hey Gianna!
The flight in question, was a p.s. subfleet aircraft with 142 seats (J28W42Y70), meaning just 3 FAs. Do you mean just 3 F/A’s in United Business? Because that is how UB is staffed on the p.s. flights on pm-UA 757-200 aircraft. 2 additional F/A’s work in the Y cabin. I could tell from the photo that...Jump to post
This is very exciting...Jump to post
So you think because of the reduction of flights its not up and coming or doing well?. SMH! Americans have the strangest mindset. To be fair, Nicaragua has been experiencing considerable civil unrest ever since the government changed social security laws. The U.S. State Department has issued a Leve...Jump to post
Actually, they cut to profitability, not only the scope of the airline, but the products offered...problem is, they also eroded high quality revenue generation - This is precisely what ocurred and is still the crux of United’s problem. Delta has invested heavily in its products and services and as ...Jump to post
I think the HD 772s will remain on EWR-DUB/BCN/MAD routes during the busy summer travel season for the next few years. Right now UA has at least 3-4 77Es out of service in either HKG or XMN for schedule maintenance or Polaris installation. That combined with the fact that UA is filling up those HD ...Jump to post
I disagree, and I don't ride horses. This guy made a conscious decision to turn up for work not just over the aviation legal limit, but over the driving legal limit. Those tests would have been done some time after he turned up for work, when he would have been even further over the limit. He could...Jump to post
I am dismayed to read some of the comments on here. Addiction has nothing to do with one's character. It is a disease that certain people are predisposed to. The fact that this fellow showed up to pilot an aircraft shows us the utter powerlessness of the disease of alcoholism. This does not exonerat...Jump to post
Dear Jamake, There is a decent chance you have had me as a customer, probably no way to know for sure. But I want to say a huge “Thank You” because I have experienced extraordinary service on United by people like you. I do indeed think it’s unfair to paint all of UA’s customer facing people (inclu...Jump to post
There's already and extensive thread on this with posted photos...
I see a lot of "it's management's fault" in 99% of these responses. Do work groups or even better yet individual employees take any responsibility for the state of their airline? It's been 8 years and we still read about this UA vs CO crap. When is the last time anyone has seen or heard a...Jump to post
chepos wrote:Not sure what this constant anti UA sentiment is all about.
DL is just better than UA. It's not any one thing, although DL is definitely the more reliable airline, which matters a lot. Here's a list of things that jump out, some important, some minor, some barely worth mentioning, but all areas where UA lags behind: -Many more RJs, including 50-seaters on 1...Jump to post
Its a decent livery but these arguments are a slap in the face to the reality of the literal race to the bottom that is across the board the modern airline travel experience. One where passengers vote on fare price only and not paint color, cabin finishes, the colors in the app, lack of food, lack ...Jump to post
Many others have spoken about the fact that because the Hawaii market is so low-yielding that airlines don't need to offer meals or other "extra services." Can anyone tell me though, in what high-yielding domestic US markets can economy class passengers expect to receive an enhanced servi...Jump to post
They should give the same offering with their International flight, at least for the Hawaii to Central/Eastern US. I mean, the US domestic ticket is expensive so they should give a better offering. I guess that's the problem when a country as big as the US have so few airline with all the mergers a...Jump to post
Because LAS is higher yield? *XE BUR-CCR JUL 0.9>3 AUG 0.9>3 SEP 0.8>0 OCT 0.9>0 NOV 0.9>0 DEC 0.8>0 JAN 0.9>0 FEB 0.9>0 *XE BUR-LAS JUL 0.5>5 AUG 0.4>6 *XE BUR-OAK JUL 1.2>3 AUG 1.2>3 SEP 1.1>0 OCT 1.2>0 NOV 1.1>0 DEC 1.1>0 JAN 1.2>0 FEB 1.1>0 XE BUR-SJC JUL 0.6>0.2 AUG 0.6>0.1 *XE LAS-OAK JUL 0>0...Jump to post
DocLightning wrote:I wonder why they evacuated via slide.
-= SWA/Air Tran: Probably doesn't fulfill the criteria of questionable or failed...but it was unique! SWA's 1 & only merger (aside from Muse...tiny & kinda "mean spirited"). Obviously, this was the result of SWA adapting to what the market was dictating, & it wasn't dictating ...Jump to post
I don't see this as AA throwing in the towel. The marketplace has changed. JetBlue got much larger from NYC to the Caribbean due to a considerably lower cost structure over the past decade. DL became dominant in part due to the slot swap with the former USAirways. Then the industry consolidated and ...Jump to post
It is quite a story, from a basic domestic carrier to the American airline with the best route system in the world The best route system in the world perhaps, but not the most well-managed airline in the world. Nearly eight years later, United still has a long way to go toward leveraging its assets...Jump to post
Would you like to move to a new city every time you want to bid on a new route. Moving is expensive & more time consuming. It's not just the apartment it's the packing, shipping, new utility hookups.
Flight crews who live away from base for lower taxes end up paying a huge price in time. For me, the time cost outweighed the higher expense of living near my assigned domocile.Jump to post
Base closure coming in September. Former NY-based VX pilots offered positions at LAX or SFO.
https://www.cnbc.com/2018/05/15/alaska- ... -york.html
There’s a way to do this. A brief explanation that you have two friends, business partners, associates, etc. sitting in Economy, followed by a very nice request to the flight attendant, will often yield the desired result.Jump to post
MIflyer12 wrote:PSP just isn't a destination for much of the East - or they fly to LAX and enjoy the drive into the desert. Looking at PSP arrivals yesterday and I don't see anything east of MSP (Sun Country!) and ORD (AA).
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.Jump to post
It’s a shame that none of those high speed rail markets are in the US.Jump to post
The bigger problem is that US carriers allow senior flight attendants to not fly...or fly minimally...while retaining full benefits. This gives very senior F/A’s little incentive to retire.Jump to post