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...Jump to post
Dominion301 wrote:I wonder whether UA are doing someone a favour again?
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...Jump to post
DanDun wrote:Adding two daily flights to ORD-CUN on the 787-8
One DFW-CUN will be upgaged to a 787-8
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, ...Jump to post
FlightLevel360 wrote:Furthermore, the selection consists of just 20 movies and 3 TV shows, and is quite abysmal in that sense.
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...Jump to post
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...Jump to post
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...Jump to post
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...Jump to post
*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...Jump to post
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...Jump to post
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...Jump to post
The IAG release says "it is considering making an offer for Norwegian Air Shuttle ASA (Norwegian)."
I don't have a real good grasp of the corporate structure of Norwegian. Is Shuttle ASA the parent company or just one of the operating airlines flying under the Norwegian brand?
The Norwegians, easyJet or Wizz, WOW, Spirit or Frontier, the Viva airlines or Volaris, Sky Airline, FlySafair into Value Alliance.Jump to post
ahj2000 wrote:No one mentioned nonstop Manila-JFK? That ought to be a long route, one I’m suprised PR loaded before announcing.
I was going to make an argument about the UA 788s having a lot more seats than the 763s they'd be replacing and that making 788s unlikely. Upon checking, I was surprised to see the 788 has 1 seat less in Y and 6 seats more in J. If there's a top-off order for 788s, that gets United a revenue gain (a...Jump to post
Here ya go. https://www.instagram.com/p/BhCXX-LAPcg/ 757-300 Walkthrough. Credit: nonrevnick on Instagram Thank you! That cabin goes on and on and on! I appreciate the refreshed bulkheads in this cabin. It's a small thing that doesn't do diddly on an accountant's spreadsheet but finishes out the ca...Jump to post
Operations wouldn't move – ATL's geography matters to serving the region it serves. That couldn't be duplicated elsewhere. If DL were to reduce ATL movements or capacity, someone else would move in to fill that void.
Headquarters could move for the right price though.
YVRing wrote:You know what you did...
Any word on Wi-Fi over Gulf of Mexico and Central America? I presume the west coast fliers to Hawaii would like it over the Pacific as well... Panasonic WiFi has always and currently does work over the Gulf of Mexico, Central America, Hawai‘i, and the Pacific. (The Airbus, 767, 777, 787, non-DirecT...Jump to post
It's no consolation to passengers with sore butts and backs but aircraft seats are designed to be hard at the start of their service life so at the end of their service life a decade later they're not a gelatinous mess. Hard now, perfect after 5 years and a few hundred thousand compressions in the m...Jump to post
Domestic F meals vary widely within each of the major carriers. You'll get very different options on flights departing within an hour of each other on, say, American's ORD-DCA, because they fall outside of different meal bands or United's ORD-DCA within a time band because one's Express and one's ma...Jump to post
United doesn't do every single aircraft maintenance thing at SFOMX, just these things: https://www.unitedtechops.com/news-and-media/docs/svc-bro-mro-overview.pdf That's enough work to keep 3,500 people employed at the maintenance base. The rest of the airline's maintenance needs get farmed out elsew...Jump to post
United uses widebodies hub to hub because a few years ago they were running a narrowbody every 45 minutes. That's not an efficient use of aircraft, gates, or crew. Using a widebody get the same number of passengers in the same number of seats in the same timeframe with less cost. In particular, the ...Jump to post
From https://thepointsguy.com/2017/10/uniteds-retrofit-777-layout/ : United’s Retrofitted 777s Will Get 50 Polaris Seats, 3-4-3 in Coach The carrier recently relaunched its first updated 767, and now it’ll soon begin retrofitting its older 777s, installing the new 1-2-1 Polaris business-class seats ...Jump to post
What is the current schedule for 763 conversions to Polaris? I went back 3 or 4 pages here and found one or two inductions to HKG, but no summary of what is planned for the fleet. Am curious when ORD-LHR will be seeing true Polaris service. When will ORD-LHR get proper IFEs in economy? The United P...Jump to post
The Fleet site is now tracking paint - go to the United Mainline Fleet tab and on the right side I've posted the year of paint (if known). There seem to be batches going through paint. 738s in 3201-3260 range mostly through in 2016/17, 3278-3504 through in 14/15/16 and 514-3528 in 13/16. sCO 772s l...Jump to post
The two biggest cost components of flying are the fuel and the crew. As mentioned above, electric aircraft would being the fuel cost way down. And autonomous aircraft (heaven forbid) would eliminate the second cost. Small market flying could become economically viable again. Although with large mark...Jump to post
Actually that flight will be flown by our Engineering (Test) Pilots. Who is "our?" Who did you think? Neither of your profiles nor signature lines say you're United employees... I can guess, but I don't really know who either of you are speaking on behalf of when you say "our." ...Jump to post
Seems I've been on a lot more then 17 that have the "Space Bins"...unless I am thinking of something entirely different...The ones I am thinking of are the Boeing Sky Interior and overhead bins on the 737-900's...is that the Space Bins you're thinking of? 737 NGs have 3 bin types: Regular...Jump to post
tphuang wrote:btw, are these filing errors?
AS BWI-CUN JUN 0>0.2 JUL 0>0.1 AUG 0>0.1
AS ORD-PVR JUN 0>0.2 JUL 0>0.1 AUG 0>0.1
It's seriously curious to me that AS would add BWI-CUN after they already canceled SFO-CUN.
*UA IAD-SHD APR 0>1.7 MAY 0>1.7 JUN 0>1.7 JUL 0>1.7 AUG 0>1.7 *UA LWB-SHD APR 0>1.0 MAY 0>1.0 JUN 0>1.0 JUL 0>1.0 AUG 0>1.0 *UA ORD-LWB APR 0>1.0 MAY 0>1.0 JUN 0>1.0 JUL 0>1.0 AUG 0>1.0 Interesting that UA 5018 (IAD-SHD-LWB-ORD) and UA 5014 (ORD-LWB-SHD-IAD) is a little bit of a milk run. Operated ...Jump to post
Because Air Canada and United are pretty much only hub to spoke airlines, if they were to hypothetically start JFK service, service would be to ORD, DEN, IAH, LAX, SFO, IAD, maybe CLE, YYC, YUL, YYZ, YVR, maybe YHZ, and maybe YOW. If that were the case, a pretty substantial portion of those destinat...Jump to post
United's revenue managers and route planners are no dummies. If the routes weren't making money, they'd cancel the routes and use the planes somewhere else. With 16 hour flights, you could get four European or three South American routes in using the aircraft deployed to India. Looking at that oppor...Jump to post
VC10er wrote:Does anyone have pics of the new narrow body cabin design?
VC10er wrote:Which seat is the “New Slimline Y Recaro seat?” - is it the blue leather seats or the grey ones that have been different on the Airbus fleet? Thx
Regarding the 763s, I can't imagine that they won't keep the new Polaris 763s separate from the other two class 763s. With 14 Polaris 763s, would they be able to do something like dedicating them to LHR routes? LHR- EWR 5x, ORD 3x, IAD 3x The United Polaris site is saying EWR-Europe, ORD-Europe, IA...Jump to post