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by adamblang
Sat Jul 14, 2018 2:20 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Avianca repaints?
Replies: 4
Views: 571

Re: Avianca repaints?

tommyarias wrote:
...and one (N684TA) in a hybrid Avianca/TACA livery.

Well that sure is interesting:

Thanks tommyarias and mabadia71!

This makes some of the U.S. fleet repaints look downright speedy!

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by adamblang
Fri Jul 13, 2018 8:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Avianca repaints?
Replies: 4
Views: 571

Avianca repaints?

An Avianca (TACA) E190 is on the front page of the site as I write this. I clicked into the enlarged photo and then clicked into other aircraft flying for the same airline . I was surprised to see 2018-dated photos of TACA-liveried aircraft, 5 years after their merger. That got me wondering: how man...

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by adamblang
Wed Jul 11, 2018 3:57 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Venezuelan aviation
Replies: 16
Views: 1494

Re: Venezuelan aviation

If the U.S. overthrows the Venezuelan government, there will be civil war as power players jockey for position. There won't be new airlines or flights or hubs in any substantial number. See Iraq and Afghanistan for examples.

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by adamblang
Mon Jul 09, 2018 10:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Fuel Truck Hits United 777 at IAD
Replies: 11
Views: 5348

Re: Fuel Truck Hits United 777 at IAD

Does UA have an extra 777 sitting at IAD or can it ferry one in to cover this flight? Not sure where it is headed, but a 777 is a lot of angry folks and a lot of money. The article you link to says there were no people on the plane and passengers will experience a slight delay as aircraft swap. Of ...

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by adamblang
Mon Jul 09, 2018 8:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet Upgrade Status - 2018
Replies: 1394
Views: 180643

Re: United Fleet Upgrade Status - 2018

STT757 wrote:
So with this configuration would the 787-10s be better suited for routes like DUB, BCN, MAD and FCO?

Those and everything South America.

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by adamblang
Mon Jul 09, 2018 5:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet Upgrade Status - 2018
Replies: 1394
Views: 180643

Re: United Fleet Upgrade Status - 2018

AVENSAB727 wrote:
Any chance that IAH will get any 787 10s on TATL routes

Between their service introduction in a few months and their retirement ~20 years on? Absolutely.

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by adamblang
Mon Jul 09, 2018 1:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet Upgrade Status - 2018
Replies: 1394
Views: 180643

Re: United Fleet Upgrade Status - 2018

GmoneyCO wrote:
How many 321s or 320s does UA get for the 359s is the question.

I'd be curious to know if the structure of Airbus's CSeries involvement puts the CSeries in play for the A350s.

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by adamblang
Sun Jul 08, 2018 5:03 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What will replace the EMB145 / CRJ200 ?
Replies: 99
Views: 10598

Re: What will replace the EMB145 / CRJ200 ?

EAS is really going to balloon when 50 seat RJs age out.

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by adamblang
Fri Jul 06, 2018 8:57 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: UAs next new thing?
Replies: 75
Views: 7585

Re: UAs next new thing?

International travel is growing (in UAs case quite rapidly YoY) Sure, you can grow international capacity all you want and the seats will be full if you give 'em away. But Wall Street won't be too happy about that. My point trade war is bad for business and we're at the start of that trade war. It'...

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by adamblang
Fri Jul 06, 2018 7:58 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: UAs next new thing?
Replies: 75
Views: 7585

Re: UAs next new thing?

With UA loving the capabilities of the 787, what is their next big thing? Thoughts? With rising oil eating away at profits, escalating trade war starting to drag down international travel, and the American middle class entering a second decade of stagnant wages, I think United's next big thing – an...

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by adamblang
Fri Jul 06, 2018 5:23 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: UAs next new thing?
Replies: 75
Views: 7585

Re: UAs next new thing?

I'm not really talking about a new route here or there, im talking about a big focus like their China experiment a few years ago (id also love to learn why it failed). I've read here that Xi'an had a startup subsidy from the Xi'an government. The route didn't mature as hoped and the subsidy expired...

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by adamblang
Fri Jul 06, 2018 2:05 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA 777 N788UA @ London STN
Replies: 4
Views: 2458

Re: UA 777 N788UA @ London STN

Given it's one of 3 Polaris'd 777-200s at this point, I have to imagine it's there for commercial production or something. (And since it isn't the one bird with premium economy, it'd be Polaris-focused production.) There's no UA maintenance happening there. And if it were a charter, it'd have hopped...

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by adamblang
Thu Jul 05, 2018 3:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet Upgrade Status - 2018
Replies: 1394
Views: 180643

Re: United Fleet Upgrade Status - 2018

The announcement should be made on July 17th for the replacement aircraft UA will be taking. Should or will??? I’d go with ‘should’ on that. ‘Will’ has too much certainty... and as we all know there is very little that’s certain in this business Historically United's made large fleet announcements ...

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by adamblang
Thu Jul 05, 2018 3:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Which aliance should Azores Airlines and Hawaiian join?
Replies: 11
Views: 1686

Re: Which aliance should Azores Airlines and Hawaiian join?

Hawaiian would bring nothing to any alliance between Hawai‘i and the mainland. It would add value between Hawaii and Asia in any of the alliances but probably not enough to outweigh its negative to the mainland. SkyTeam would probably be the least bad for Hawaiian given the lack of a SkyTeam carrier...

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by adamblang
Sun Jul 01, 2018 6:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet Upgrade Status - 2018
Replies: 1394
Views: 180643

Re: United Fleet Upgrade Status - 2018

A338neo is not a 767 replacement whatsoever. Bingo. A338neo is 252 seats in a typical two class configuration. United 763s are 214 seats, 788s are 219 seats, and 789s are 252 seats. For the right price anything is possible but 38 more seats – a 15% increase – is a lot. The A338neo is a 789-class ai...

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by adamblang
Sat Jun 30, 2018 2:03 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United daily double SFO-SIN will cancel LAX-SIN
Replies: 121
Views: 20727

Re: United daily double SFO-SIN will cancel LAX-SIN

Yes many saw this coming, esp with the imminent return of SQ LAX nonstop, might as well. Schedule variety on SFO is good though. Current flights were essentially timed identically and likely competed against each other to some degree. I'm confused..SFO to SIN flights currently are about 12 hours ap...

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by adamblang
Tue Jun 26, 2018 6:42 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Question regarding LAX Connection
Replies: 10
Views: 1026

Re: Question regarding LAX Connection

While we're on the topic, does EZE have preclearance? I flew EZE-ATL back in May and after going through security I went through a checkpoint that looked and felt very similar to customs, but then we went through customs in Atlanta. What would that have been? If they stamped your passport, that was...

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by adamblang
Fri Jun 15, 2018 3:47 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet Upgrade Status - 2018
Replies: 1394
Views: 180643

Re: United Fleet Upgrade Status - 2018

And yet I cannot find ONE 763 out of EWR/ORD or IAH to Europe in July- I’ve looked at every high premium market- not EVERY destination of course, but unless they haven’t loaded a Polaris seat chart because there isn’t really a way to guarantee a fresh 763 they are just keeping the old for now? - I’...

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by adamblang
Thu Jun 14, 2018 5:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet Upgrade Status - 2018
Replies: 1394
Views: 180643

Re: United Fleet Upgrade Status - 2018

Question is that picture showing the Premium Plus with or without AVOD? (I would have to think it has AVOD but not from those pictures) The photorealistic rendering has an handheld AVOD controller in the center armrest – have to imagine the low-res rendering looks like there's no AVOD for the simpl...

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by adamblang
Tue Jun 12, 2018 9:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Britains First Sharia Airline
Replies: 121
Views: 16740

Re: Britains First Sharia Airline

when we people understand that sharia airline sharia law doesn't exist . sharia means following the five elements of islam : fasting praying giving money to the poor pilgrim and FOLLOWING the law of the land you are at . Glad someone in this thread is able to use their noggin. Hopefully their AOC i...

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by adamblang
Mon Jun 11, 2018 8:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Norwegian Air's DEN - CDG flight is already failing?
Replies: 49
Views: 11475

Re: Norwegian Air's DEN - CDG flight is already failing?

It's weird that DEN-CDG would be year-round given the seasonality of the market. Hell, UA's DEN-LHR is summer seasonal and that's got a whole assortment of product segments on the aircraft plus a massive hub on one end.

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by adamblang
Fri Jun 08, 2018 3:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: To What Extent do DL and WS Codeshare?
Replies: 19
Views: 1867

Re: To What Extent do DL and WS Codeshare?

If they're codesharing, they're definitely through-checking baggage. Just make sure your tag has your final destination on it.

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by adamblang
Sat Jun 02, 2018 9:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Remaining AA MD80 ORD Routes 2018-19
Replies: 24
Views: 4066

Re: Remaining AA MD80 ORD Routes 2018-19

Thank you very much for this data. Can we reasonably conclude that the MD80 will probably exit ORD in April 2019? Or does this information only go forward by so many months? This only goes as far forward as published schedules. No airline publishes more than a year out – publishing 11 months out bu...

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by adamblang
Thu May 31, 2018 7:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United seeks to return to JFK
Replies: 184
Views: 23090

Re: United ❤️ JFK...Now

I'd love to see JFK service to each of the UA hubs. Flying out of Chicago, it's not uncommon for the best looking itineraries for international travel to be B6 to JFK and then a Star carrier onward. If I were Scott Kirby for a day, I'd put four daily IAH-JFK on E75s, four daily IAD-JFK on E45s, six ...

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by adamblang
Thu May 31, 2018 3:47 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Midwest Express files with SEC in first step toward official comeback
Replies: 97
Views: 9406

Re: Midwest Express files with SEC in first step toward official comeback

This thing is screaming C-Series 2x2 config. Imagine a Midwest Express using C-Series 100. The most comfortable cabin in the industry. We are dreaming but I would love to see that someday. Republic buys Midwest. Republic buys Frontier. Frontier hubs Milwaukee. Republic kills Midwest. Republic order...

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by adamblang
Tue May 29, 2018 3:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet Upgrade Status - 2018
Replies: 1394
Views: 180643

Re: United Fleet Upgrade Status - 2018

Y cabins on the 763s are getting new bins, new seats with AVOD, the whole nine yards. They look like the existing two-cabin 763s / the 764s, except with the leather seat covers.

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by adamblang
Tue May 29, 2018 4:45 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Remaining AA MD80 ORD Routes 2018-19
Replies: 24
Views: 4066

Re: Remaining AA MD80 ORD Routes 2018-19

This is everything currently in the schedule: AA 1559 2018-05-29 RDU ORD AA 2201 2018-05-29 MSP ORD AA 1475 2018-05-29 STL ORD AA 1252 2018-05-29 ORD RDU AA 2201 2018-05-29 ORD STL AA 1559 2018-05-29 ORD MSP AA 1559 2018-05-30 RDU ORD AA 1475 2018-05-30 STL ORD AA 2201 2018-05-30 MSP ORD AA 1252 201...

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by adamblang
Mon May 28, 2018 5:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet Upgrade Status - 2018
Replies: 1394
Views: 180643

Re: United Fleet Upgrade Status - 2018

https://www.guampdn.com/story/news/2018 ... 519347002/
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cosyr wrote:
Is someone else replacing them or is United abandoning SPN and ROP?

SPN goes down to once daily on a 738. ROP gets discontinued.

https://www.guampdn.com/story/news/2018 ... 519347002/

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by adamblang
Thu May 24, 2018 3:57 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A visual look at Africa's top 10 air routes by pax traffic in 2017
Replies: 20
Views: 3257

Re: A visual look at Africa's top 10 air routes by pax traffic in 2017

...the only long-haul intercontinental route in the top 10 What's surprising may be that ADD, a noted hub on the continent, fails to show up at all in the list, which also features no Africa-Europe link I believe the list is only flights within Africa , with the bizarre inclusion of the Arabian Pen...

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by adamblang
Sun May 20, 2018 5:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet Upgrade Status - 2018
Replies: 1394
Views: 180643

Re: United Fleet Upgrade Status - 2018

Does UA believe that having 50 J seats which will put far more J seats in the sky than their 2 arch rivals be a magnet for premium fliers as the odds are going to be lower that a particularly heavy route will be less likely sold out? Will they catch overflow from full AA & DL flights? Will 50 J...

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by adamblang
Sat May 19, 2018 9:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA adding weekly Chicago(ORD)-Brownsville(BRO)
Replies: 12
Views: 2150

Re: UA adding weekly Chicago(ORD)-Brownsville(BRO)

Dominion301 wrote:
I wonder whether UA are doing someone a favour again?

Weekend-only winter seasonal routes from cold places to warm places are pretty normal.

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by adamblang
Fri May 18, 2018 6:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet Upgrade Status - 2018
Replies: 1394
Views: 180643

Re: United Fleet Upgrade Status - 2018

I also saw the images from the first 772, I noticed that the new bulkhead is not installed? They put a mini version of the sculpted bulkhead design on the 767, are they NOT going to do the same for the 772, which should be the same as the 77W? (right?) I've flown up front on the one reconfigured 77...

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by adamblang
Thu May 03, 2018 5:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet Upgrade Status - 2018
Replies: 1394
Views: 180643

Re: United Fleet Upgrade Status - 2018

I suspect this is a United 100 flight. That's such a cool program.

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by adamblang
Wed May 02, 2018 6:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Airlines Network Thread 2018
Replies: 270
Views: 30092

Re: American Airlines winter 2018 network changes

DanDun wrote:
Adding two daily flights to ORD-CUN on the 787-8
One DFW-CUN will be upgaged to a 787-8

These strike me as a waste of an aircraft but if it's winter seasonal they kinda make sense – use the 78s as tourist bombers during the low TATL/TPAC season.

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by adamblang
Wed May 02, 2018 1:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: US Carriers in OPO
Replies: 31
Views: 3421

Re: US Carriers in OPO

UA & TP both codeshare on LIS/OPO-EWR so why would TP try and scare off UA and why not corporate even more? When trying to book Chicago to Porto on days both carriers operate I've gotten results on united.com with UA, UA+AC, UA+LH but no UA+TP. When trying to book the same route on flytap.com, ...

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by adamblang
Sun Apr 29, 2018 8:33 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: The most beautiful airplane ever built?
Replies: 99
Views: 6389

Re: The most beautiful airplane ever built?

Agusta AZ.8L.

For something less obscure, the 787-9.

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by adamblang
Sun Apr 29, 2018 4:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet Upgrade Status - 2018
Replies: 1394
Views: 180643

Re: United Fleet Upgrade Status - 2018

http://www.unitedprivatescreening.com
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FlightLevel360 wrote:
Furthermore, the selection consists of just 20 movies and 3 TV shows, and is quite abysmal in that sense.

That is false. Here are the entertainment selections on any given flight: http://www.unitedprivatescreening.com

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by adamblang
Thu Apr 26, 2018 9:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet Upgrade Status - 2018
Replies: 1394
Views: 180643

Re: United Fleet Upgrade Status - 2018

They didn't get to be the most profitable in the world by offering product that didn't cover its costs.

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by adamblang
Thu Apr 26, 2018 6:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Tahiti Nui reveal brand refresh
Replies: 91
Views: 23829

Re: Air Tahiti Nui reveal brand refresh

I like this logo and typeface. It's an improvement over their presently dated logo and typeface. How that translates into a livery and visual identity, time will tell.

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by adamblang
Wed Apr 25, 2018 2:21 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet Upgrade Status - 2018
Replies: 1394
Views: 180643

Re: United Fleet Upgrade Status - 2018

not sure why UA's Y product has dropped so much below Y products on DL's A319/320 and B737's. It is just another reason why DL is for a US carrier a premium airline Don't know what you mean by that. On nearly every comparable mission, UA and DL's Y product – hard and soft – is identical or so-simil...

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by adamblang
Sun Apr 22, 2018 12:00 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Top 5 busiest intercontinental long-haul routes for AMS, CDG, FRA, LHR by 2017 pax traffic in comparative light
Replies: 42
Views: 6907

Re: Top 5 busiest intercontinental long-haul routes for AMS, CDG, FRA, LHR by 2017 pax traffic in comparative light

Thanks to the OP for an interesting thread. I am struck that only AMS has hub-to-hub alliance markets so prominent among the top 5, with ATL and DTW at #2 and #4. LHR to DOH is #5 and, that's it, so far as I can see for 2 hubs in an alliance. I believe DL considers JFK a hub so JFK-AMS would qualif...

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by adamblang
Wed Apr 18, 2018 9:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United post Q1 earnings
Replies: 41
Views: 6043

Re: United post Q1 earnings

UA does accrue for profit sharing each quarter (it's required by GAAP I believe) and reports it as part of earnings. In this case UA accrued $17M for profit sharing. http://newsroom.united.com/2018-04-17-United-Airlines-Reports-First-Quarter-2018-Performance Learn something new every day I guess. E...

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by adamblang
Wed Apr 18, 2018 5:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United post Q1 earnings
Replies: 41
Views: 6043

Re: United post Q1 earnings

where's the profit sharing? What? That was announced with the full year earnings months ago. OK so then let me put it in simpler terms. DL announces the PF accrual each quarter. Does UA not do the same? By comparing DL to UA, it looks like DL beat UA in both revenue and in earnings again. Guess all...

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by adamblang
Sun Apr 15, 2018 4:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: OAG Changes 4/15/2018: WS Drops YYC-DFW/ORD, BOS-YUL; UA Adds IAD-PBG; AS Trims More Transcons
Replies: 104
Views: 11085

Re: OAG Changes 4/15/2018: WS Drops YYC-DFW/ORD, BOS-YUL; UA Adds IAD-PBG; AS Trims More Transcons

*UA IAD-PBG SEP 0>1.7 OCT 0>1.7 NOV 0>1.7 DEC 0>1.7 It's A.net wisdom that IAD is in imminent threat of UA de-hubbing. Separately, every few weeks there's an article with Scott Kirby extolling the virtues of timing your hub schedule for good connectivity and the virtues of being in small markets, e...

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by adamblang
Fri Apr 13, 2018 4:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet Upgrade Status - 2018
Replies: 1394
Views: 180643

Re: United Fleet Upgrade Status - 2018

A few more new upcoming configurations with Polaris and new premium economy product. 763 - 46J22W99Y (talk about an extremely premium aircraft) 772 - 50J24W202Y 773 - 60J24W266Y Wow, 763 config is surprising. This is an interesting development when DL and AA are moving onto smaller premium cabin. F...

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by adamblang
Thu Apr 12, 2018 4:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet Upgrade Status - 2018
Replies: 1394
Views: 180643

Re: United Fleet Upgrade Status - 2018

I wonder if the extraneous 319 exits would get plugged like happens on the 739s today.

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by adamblang
Thu Apr 12, 2018 1:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: IAG considering placing a bid for Norwegian
Replies: 327
Views: 47827

Re: IAG considering placing a bid for Norwegian

Guys, based on the press release of IAG themselves, it seems to me that IAG is saying that they are not having talks with Norwegian and that they don't plan to buy a minority stake in Norwegian. Their release says IAG " has acquired a 4.61 per cent ownership position in the airline (minority i...

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