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by adamblang
Sat Jan 19, 2019 11:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why is SQ non-stop flying to EWR and not JFK like the other flight via FRA?
Replies: 75
Views: 14614

Re: Why is SQ non-stop flying to EWR and not JFK like the other flight via FRA?

aemoreira1981 wrote:
SQ and LH have a joint venture

I did not know about this JV. I wonder if the UA-LH JV comes into conflict with the LH-SQ JV. Maybe UA doesn't want SQ on the A++ EWR-FRA "hub-to-hub" route so SQ went to JFK instead?

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by adamblang
Mon Jan 14, 2019 7:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Baltic plans to launch a new airline
Replies: 15
Views: 2750

Re: Air Baltic plans to launch a new airline

"replicate the model that brought it success at home"
Why does Air Baltic need a new airline to continue to do the thing it's already doing? Weird.

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by adamblang
Thu Dec 27, 2018 4:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why hasn't LEVEL expanded the way Norwegian has?
Replies: 48
Views: 8135

Re: LEVEL

adamblang wrote:
This thread could use a better subject line, one reflecting the question posted in the initial post.

Thank you for the updated title.

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by adamblang
Thu Dec 27, 2018 4:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Sun Country spending $6 million for new technology upgrades.
Replies: 19
Views: 3442

Re: Sun Country spending $6 million for new technology upgrades.

SANFan wrote:
It will be interesting to see exactly what $6M will get an airline in today's economy. Seems like a very small amount; I would think it might buy a company new desks and a nicer coffee maker...

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I was thinking the same thing – $6m is nuthin'.

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by adamblang
Thu Dec 27, 2018 2:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Airlines Network Thread 2018
Replies: 602
Views: 87333

Re: United Airlines Network Thread 2018

Comprehensive list of MAX routes is the flight history of these aircraft: https://flightaware.com/live/flight/N67501 https://flightaware.com/live/flight/N37502 https://flightaware.com/live/flight/N27503 https://flightaware.com/live/flight/N37504 https://flightaware.com/live/flight/N47505 https://fli...

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by adamblang
Thu Dec 27, 2018 2:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Airlines Network Thread 2018
Replies: 602
Views: 87333

Re: United Airlines Network Thread 2018

Saw it on I believe MCO-LAX (or was it MCO-SFO?).

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by adamblang
Thu Dec 27, 2018 2:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why hasn't LEVEL expanded the way Norwegian has?
Replies: 48
Views: 8135

Re: LEVEL

This thread could use a better subject line, one reflecting the question posted in the initial post.

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by adamblang
Thu Dec 20, 2018 4:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United 787-10 Washington Dulles UA2710
Replies: 3
Views: 966

Re: United 787-10 Washington Dulles UA2710

Dulles has the maintenance people ready this time around to do the fleet induction work.

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by adamblang
Wed Dec 19, 2018 4:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WN 8750 over pacific
Replies: 49
Views: 9350

Re: WN 8750 over pacific

I would never chose to fly in a 737 for over 2 hours. Other airlines fly to Hawaii in larger aircraft and I always chose them over the cramped 737. So would you choose a 757 over a 737, for example? Hmmmmbecause it’s the exact same fusulage size and United and AA run a pile of 757’s to Hawaii... Di...

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by adamblang
Wed Dec 19, 2018 4:36 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Helicopter Noise
Replies: 15
Views: 1909

Re: Helicopter Noise

The people on this forum can't possibly answer your question without knowing where you live. Every level of government from your local government up to your national government is going to have an opinion on this. If you live two hours outside Moose Jaw, Saskatchewan, you're going to get an entirely...

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by adamblang
Mon Dec 17, 2018 4:35 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Cars in Airlines Livery
Replies: 21
Views: 2988

Re: Cars in Airlines Livery

Most of these aren't cars in an airline's livery but rather a car with an airline logo slapped on them.

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by adamblang
Fri Dec 14, 2018 10:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: First ANA A380 rolls out of the paintshop
Replies: 112
Views: 18241

Re: First ANA A380 rolls out of the paintshop

Do they really want to use this bird ONLY on the route from HND to HNL, no other routes??? All the three 380??? I'm wondering if ANA will use all 3 every day NRT - HNL, or just do two flights and keep one frame free ? Or just have all the 3 frames used on certain days only ? Will also be interestin...

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by adamblang
Wed Dec 12, 2018 10:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA announces SFO-DEL/MEL/YYZ; Expands AKL/AMS/PPT/ICN.
Replies: 507
Views: 68991

Re: United Airlines CEO to Make Historic Route Announcement Tomorrow (12/12)

jetwet1 wrote:
Nothing really overwhelming by this announcement, I have flown a couple of transcons in Polaris and was pleased with it, I was wondering if they would start to roll it out to more markets.

Polaris is only available on international routes – no domestic transcons.

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by adamblang
Wed Dec 12, 2018 6:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA announces SFO-DEL/MEL/YYZ; Expands AKL/AMS/PPT/ICN.
Replies: 507
Views: 68991

Re: United Airlines CEO to Make Historic Route Announcement Tomorrow (12/12)

By my count, that makes 59 new routes announced in or started in 2018. DEN - ACV DEN - ATW DEN - CHS DEN - CNY DEN - FAI DEN - FRA DEN - JAX DEN - LHR DEN - MMH DEN - MRY DEN - ORF DEN - PAE DEN - PRC DEN - VEL EWR - ELM EWR - HHH EWR - NAP EWR - PNS EWR - PQI EWR - PRG EWR - RAP IAD - AVP IAD - CHA...

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by adamblang
Wed Dec 12, 2018 3:59 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA announces SFO-DEL/MEL/YYZ; Expands AKL/AMS/PPT/ICN.
Replies: 507
Views: 68991

Re: United Airlines CEO to Make Historic Route Announcement Tomorrow (12/12)

Totally out of thin air but it'd be cool to see something like EWR-CMN on a 752, EWR-JNB on a 789, IAD-ACC on a 763, an IAH-LOS on a 788.

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by adamblang
Sat Dec 01, 2018 9:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet Upgrade Status - 2018
Replies: 2602
Views: 359415

Re: United Fleet Upgrade Status - 2018

Are there specific routes that are flown by 777-200As, or are the routes [that end up with 772s] themselves fairly random? 777-200As are currently on ⋅ BOS-SFO ⋅ CUN-ORD ⋅ GUM-HNL ⋅ DEN-HNL ⋅ DEN-LAX ⋅ DEN-SFO ⋅ EWR-DUB ⋅&nb...

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by adamblang
Fri Nov 30, 2018 9:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Continental close to sealing deal on Avianca loan, partnership: WSJ
Replies: 14
Views: 3504

Re: United Continental close to sealing deal on Avianca loan, partnership: WSJ

Also breaking: United Airlines Expands Partnership With Copa and Avianca to Better Serve Customers Traveling Between U.S. and Latin America United Airlines today announced it has reached an agreement with Copa, Avianca and many of Avianca's affiliates, for a joint business agreement (JBA) that, pend...

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by adamblang
Fri Nov 30, 2018 6:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet Upgrade Status - 2018
Replies: 2602
Views: 359415

Re: United Fleet Upgrade Status - 2018

Am I correct in seeing from the UA fleet site (https://sites.google.com/site/unitedfleetsite/fleet-total-upgrades) that only 77Es are at the moment running with the Premium Plus seats? I.e. chances of getting a Premium Plus upgrade on a TATL 772 is zero (unless equipment swaps). Are there plans to ...

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by adamblang
Wed Nov 28, 2018 7:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet Upgrade Status - 2018
Replies: 2602
Views: 359415

Re: United Fleet Upgrade Status - 2018

Would this make UA the first airline to offer Premium Economy? the layout would be what 2-2-2? In North America, Air Canada, American, and Delta all already have it. All sorts of non-North America carriers have Premium Economy. Oops, left out the important part. i meant for the 767 Looks like Austr...

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by adamblang
Wed Nov 28, 2018 6:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet Upgrade Status - 2018
Replies: 2602
Views: 359415

Re: United Fleet Upgrade Status - 2018

xxcr wrote:
Would this make UA the first airline to offer Premium Economy? the layout would be what 2-2-2?

In North America, Air Canada, American, and Delta all already have it. All sorts of non-North America carriers have Premium Economy.

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by adamblang
Wed Nov 28, 2018 5:42 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: BA and VS on same ticket with good price
Replies: 17
Views: 1866

Re: BA and VS on same ticket with good price

RJNUT wrote:
But even then I have seen AA/UA combinations that price quite well .

Hell, in some scenarios, you can buy Alaska, American, Delta, and Hawaiian right on United.com.

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by adamblang
Wed Nov 28, 2018 4:22 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet Upgrade Status - 2018
Replies: 2602
Views: 359415

Re: United Fleet Upgrade Status - 2018

flyguy84 wrote:
6684 - N588HA (763) ferried GYR-SFO today and will then position to HKG for conversion to UA.

Yay!

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by adamblang
Tue Nov 27, 2018 4:56 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Weirdest Connections You've Ever Made
Replies: 98
Views: 5185

Re: Weirdest Connections You've Ever Made

GRU-IGU on Avianca Brasil, IGR-EZE on Aerolineas Argentinas, EZE-SCL on SKY Airline. Such are the trials of non-rev travel.

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by adamblang
Mon Nov 26, 2018 8:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet Upgrade Status - 2018
Replies: 2602
Views: 359415

Re: United Fleet Upgrade Status - 2018

76L is the High Density Premium config right? sorry if these questions were already answered, but going through 47 pages is not easy lol 76L is the high quantity of premium seats. The human-space density is the same as the other Polaris 767 config. The seat density on the aircraft is lower. (76L ha...

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by adamblang
Wed Nov 14, 2018 7:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Airlines Network Thread 2018
Replies: 602
Views: 87333

Re: United Airlines Network Thread 2018

I wonder how the freed up 772s and 77W will get deployed. Some of the 772s probably make up mod sack. But presumably some upgauge a few 788 and 763 routes and then those 788s and 763s get shuffled to new markets.

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by adamblang
Tue Nov 13, 2018 4:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet Upgrade Status - 2018
Replies: 2602
Views: 359415

Re: United Fleet Upgrade Status - 2018

I'm curious how people feel. Those space saver lavs have gotten tons of criticism, but would you rather have two space saver lavs or one regular lav available to you? Two space savers please. Rather contort my way into a lav now than queue (and maybe get sent back to my seat because of turbulence/a...

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by adamblang
Mon Nov 12, 2018 9:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Chile approves AA-LATAM-IAG JVs
Replies: 28
Views: 4886

Re: Chile approves AA-LATAM-IAG JVs

From what I gather the conditions are: o Carriers agree to extend frequent flyer participation to new entrants serving SCL from MAD and MIA Can anyone give an example of how this would work? If Avianca starts SCL-MIA or Air Europa starts MAD-SCL, you'd be able to earn and/or redeem LATAM Pass, AAdv...

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by adamblang
Wed Nov 07, 2018 8:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Lion Air jet clips pole
Replies: 34
Views: 8371

Re: Lion Air jet clips pole

https://www.instagram.com/p/Bp4fMhaARiX/
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Here's a link to the actual post – a video! – instead of a screenshot of the same.

https://www.instagram.com/p/Bp4fMhaARiX/

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by adamblang
Wed Nov 07, 2018 6:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: First A320 for Bamboo Airways
Replies: 14
Views: 4361

Re: First A320 for Bamboo Airways

From Wikipedia : Bamboo Airways, is a startup airline by a Vietnamese construction company, FLC Group. The airline will be established with a charter capital of US$30.8 million. The airline is to be based at Quy Nhon’s Phu Cat Airport. Bamboo Airways will commence operations in late 2018 or early 20...

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by adamblang
Fri Nov 02, 2018 6:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet Upgrade Status - 2018
Replies: 2602
Views: 359415

Re: United Fleet Upgrade Status - 2018

fun2fly wrote:
So who is the "flagship" at UA then? 77W or 78J? Both should be sweet with Polaris/PE/E+.

The 789 is on the most interesting routes. The 77W is the biggest. The 78J is the best experience. It's a tossup. :-P

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by adamblang
Tue Oct 30, 2018 11:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA starts SFO to Papeete today, increases to year-round service
Replies: 42
Views: 7669

Re: UA starts SFO-PPT today, increases to year-round service

I don’t think this route will do well. FrenchBee already has ultra low cost flights on the same route and with a connection to Orly, these flights are mostly full. But United is way more expensive and only picks up on American traffic. On the other hand, United has a network of 200 cities in the US...

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by adamblang
Mon Oct 29, 2018 5:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SAA flight to Maldives!
Replies: 2
Views: 888

Re: SAA flight to Maldives!

Doesn't the fact that it's a charter mean South African's not taking the risk on the route? As in some tour operator said "we'll pay you X rand to fly to Gan and we'll do the work of filling the seats?"

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by adamblang
Sun Oct 28, 2018 4:13 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: The most important routes for different airlines
Replies: 43
Views: 6323

Re: The most important routes for different airlines

British Airways' most important route is JFK-LHR since it accounts for $1.037 billion in revenue for them every year. Qantas' MEL-SYD makes them US$855 million every year, their most important route. Emirates' LHR-DXB makes $819 million every year, number one for them. American's LAX-JFK earns them ...

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by adamblang
Sun Oct 28, 2018 5:39 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet Upgrade Status - 2018
Replies: 2602
Views: 359415

Re: United Fleet Upgrade Status - 2018

gsg013 wrote:
I flew UA 737-800 N36207 on Sunday night EWR-BNA don't believe it had slimline seats

All 738s at this point have slimlines. I believe the only 737 (-700, -800, -900, -900ER, MAX 9) left with not-slimlines is N15712, a 737-700.

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by adamblang
Wed Oct 24, 2018 8:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United proposes purchasing the A321LR for transatlantic flights
Replies: 145
Views: 34105

Re: United proposes purchasing the a321lr for trasnatlantic flights

That last paragraph is interesting to me – Airbus tested A321neo with simulated weights of 173 passengers and 5 crew to 4570nm...

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by adamblang
Tue Oct 23, 2018 9:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet Upgrade Status - 2018
Replies: 2602
Views: 359415

Re: United Fleet Upgrade Status - 2018

Forgive me if this has been discussed. I don't follow this thread very often anymore, even though I started the original one years ago. What routes are planned for the upcoming 787-10s? Will ORD finally see any of UA's 787s? I picked my screen name around 2005 and still haven't been on the 787, pri...

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by adamblang
Wed Oct 17, 2018 4:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United post Q3 2018 earnings
Replies: 41
Views: 8980

Re: United post Q3 2018 earnings

Cointrin330 wrote:
One word: Scott Kirby.

That's actually two.

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by adamblang
Tue Oct 16, 2018 6:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: EW and SN to merge by end-2020
Replies: 43
Views: 11937

Re: EW and SN to merge by end-2020

ahj2000 wrote:
So what about all the African routes? Will they be Eurowings branded? That's just weird to me...

As weird as their current services to Cuba, the Dominican Republic, Egypt, Jamaica, Mauritius, Mexico, Morocco, Namibia, Thailand, Tunisia, and the United States. ¯\_(ツ)_/¯

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by adamblang
Fri Oct 12, 2018 4:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Windows in the 787
Replies: 38
Views: 6397

Re: Windows in the 787

Please check your spelling. Frlight, intened, atcually, gold, platic... But I believe you anyway. I stay away from the 787 because of its dimmable windows. Sometimes the sun can shine on your window for nine hours straight. For example when you fly from Seattle or Vancoucer to Europe during summer....

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by adamblang
Sat Oct 06, 2018 2:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Will UA ever relaunch the RTW flight?
Replies: 43
Views: 5542

Re: Will UA ever relaunch the RTW flight?

That kind of round-the-world has been replaced with this kind of round-the-world: https://www.staralliance.com/en/round-the-world Made a quick visit to this website. Noticed something strange. You can now fly Round the World with just two stops! Here are just a few examples of two stopover itinerar...

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by adamblang
Sat Oct 06, 2018 4:15 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Will UA ever relaunch the RTW flight?
Replies: 43
Views: 5542

Re: Will UA ever relaunch the RTW flight?

https://www.staralliance.com/en/round-the-world
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That kind of round-the-world has been replaced with this kind of round-the-world: https://www.staralliance.com/en/round-the-world

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by adamblang
Thu Oct 04, 2018 7:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Virgin Atlantic to join worldwide by easyjet at LGW
Replies: 23
Views: 6010

Re: Easyjet and Virgin partnership

JakubH wrote:
is this via a codeshare?

Booking a flight from AMS to MCO on easyjet.com, I get back VS flight numbers. Looks like an interline agreement.

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by adamblang
Wed Oct 03, 2018 6:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Airlines orders 9 787-9's
Replies: 172
Views: 32054

Re: United Airlines orders 9 787-9's

SQ789 wrote:
Will the new 787-9 order could cancel their A350 order soon?

Half the thread above your comment is discussing that question...

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by adamblang
Wed Oct 03, 2018 4:36 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Airlines orders 9 787-9's
Replies: 172
Views: 32054

Re: United Airlines orders 9 787-9's

All of the arguments for small, bite sized orders make sense. But I was under the impression that larger orders got a larger discount. I wonder how much more UA had to pay to order in smaller increments. I'm speculating way outside my actual knowledge here but I thought options locked in the "...

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by adamblang
Tue Oct 02, 2018 2:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Airlines orders 9 787-9's
Replies: 172
Views: 32054

Re: United Airlines orders 9 787-9's

iahcsr wrote:
But what outcomes are possible without said penalties being so kicked? :scratchchin: I can’t see much way a new Airbus product of some sort won’t be in UA colors.

45 A350-900 for 55 A321LR and 80 A220-100. :spin:

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by adamblang
Mon Oct 01, 2018 9:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WN Hawaii from DAL & HOU?
Replies: 84
Views: 7788

Re: WN Hawaii from DAL & HOU?

zakuivcustom wrote:
I thought MAX7 come ETOPS-certified as built? i.e. WN doesn't really get to pick whether to have them "ETOPS certified" or not.

Both the plane and the airline's maintenance and operations have to be certified. Buying an ETOPS plane doesn't mean you get to fly it on ETOPS missions.

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by adamblang
Mon Oct 01, 2018 7:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Airlines orders 9 787-9's
Replies: 172
Views: 32054

Re: United Airlines orders 9 787-9's

The Polaris refit program should be nearly complete by the time these 789s arrive. I'd be really, really surprised if these new 789s come with anything other than Polaris and premium economy. Well, given that UA has apparently already confirmed that the previous order for 4 787-9s will come with Po...

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