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by adamblang
Fri Jun 15, 2018 3:47 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet Upgrade Status - 2018
Replies: 1163
Views: 152509

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: 1163
Views: 152509

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: 16526

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: 11385

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: 1850

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: 4030

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: 22935

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: 9237

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: 1163
Views: 152509

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: 4030

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: 1163
Views: 152509

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: 3239

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: 1163
Views: 152509

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: 2138

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: 1163
Views: 152509

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: 1163
Views: 152509

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: 234
Views: 25795

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: 3407

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: 91
Views: 5497

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: 1163
Views: 152509

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: 1163
Views: 152509

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: 88
Views: 22005

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: 1163
Views: 152509

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: 6881

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: 6029

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: 6029

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: 11047

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: 1163
Views: 152509

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: 1163
Views: 152509

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: 47698

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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by adamblang
Thu Apr 12, 2018 1:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: IAG considering placing a bid for Norwegian
Replies: 327
Views: 47698

Re: IAG considering placing a bid for Norwegian

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?

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by adamblang
Wed Apr 11, 2018 3:23 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airline Alliances that Carriers not in an Alliance Would Join
Replies: 65
Views: 5569

Re: Airline Alliances that Carriers not in an Alliance Would Join

The Norwegians, easyJet or Wizz, WOW, Spirit or Frontier, the Viva airlines or Volaris, Sky Airline, FlySafair into Value Alliance.

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by adamblang
Mon Apr 09, 2018 7:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New longest 77W flight soon - Philippine Airlines MNL-JFK
Replies: 17
Views: 5619

Re: New longest 77W flight soon

Arion640 wrote:
What flight time is MNL-JFK?

Image

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by adamblang
Sun Apr 08, 2018 7:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: OAG Changes 4/8/2018: DL Drops EWR-CDG, EW Drops RSW-CGN;, Level Into EWR-ORY, WN Adds MDW-SNA, Y4 Drops LAX-ACA/PVR
Replies: 113
Views: 13982

Re: OAG Changes 4/8/2018: DL Drops EWR-CDG, EW Drops RSW-CGN;, Level Into EWR-ORY, WN Adds MDW-SNA, Y4 Drops LAX-ACA/PVR

ahj2000 wrote:
No one mentioned nonstop Manila-JFK? That ought to be a long route, one I’m suprised PR loaded before announcing.

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by adamblang
Sat Apr 07, 2018 6:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Will UA order more 787-8 to replace 21 oldest 767-300s ?
Replies: 85
Views: 11432

Re: Will UA order more 787-8 to replace oldest 767-300s ?

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...

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by adamblang
Wed Apr 04, 2018 4:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet Upgrade Status - 2018
Replies: 1163
Views: 152509

Re: United Fleet Upgrade Status - 2018

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...

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by adamblang
Wed Apr 04, 2018 3:30 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet Upgrade Status - 2018
Replies: 1163
Views: 152509

Re: United Fleet Upgrade Status - 2018

Care to provide the link to the Instagram video?

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by adamblang
Wed Feb 28, 2018 4:26 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Georgia Lt. Governor Threatens DL Over Cutting Ties with NRA
Replies: 273
Views: 8344

Re: DAL and its future with Georgia

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.

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by adamblang
Mon Feb 05, 2018 9:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Any idea why N805MP was circling my house yesterday?
Replies: 5
Views: 2190

Re: Any idea why N805MP was circling my house yesterday?

YVRing wrote:
You know what you did...

:lol:

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by adamblang
Sun Feb 04, 2018 5:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet Upgrade Status - 2018
Replies: 1163
Views: 152509

Re: United Fleet Upgrade Status - 2018

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...

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by adamblang
Sat Feb 03, 2018 4:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet Upgrade Status - 2018
Replies: 1163
Views: 152509

Re: United Fleet Upgrade Status - 2018

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...

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by adamblang
Sun Jan 28, 2018 4:51 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: US Domestic F Meals: what is the US airlines’ POV?
Replies: 9
Views: 1550

Re: US Domestic F Meals: what is the US airlines’ POV?

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...

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by adamblang
Sun Jan 28, 2018 2:21 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Aircraft Maintenance
Replies: 4
Views: 862

Re: United Aircraft Maintenance

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...

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by adamblang
Sat Jan 27, 2018 6:51 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet Upgrade Status - 2018
Replies: 1163
Views: 152509

Re: United Fleet Upgrade Status - 2018

VC10er wrote:
Is Tahiti starting with one of the last 789’s to come? I can’t seem to book it?

It operates with a 787-8.

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by adamblang
Mon Jan 08, 2018 5:26 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why use widebodies for domestic flights?
Replies: 100
Views: 15240

Re: Why use widebodies for domestic flights?

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 ...

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by adamblang
Tue Jan 02, 2018 2:59 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet Upgrade Status - 2018
Replies: 1163
Views: 152509

Re: United Fleet Upgrade Status - 2018

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 ...

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by adamblang
Mon Jan 01, 2018 2:06 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet Upgrade Status - 2017
Replies: 1935
Views: 318237

Re: United Fleet Upgrade Status - 2017

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...

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by adamblang
Thu Dec 28, 2017 5:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet Upgrade Status - 2017
Replies: 1935
Views: 318237

Re: United Fleet Upgrade Status - 2017

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...

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by adamblang
Wed Dec 20, 2017 10:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: How to reignite regional (P2P) flying in the US?
Replies: 30
Views: 4376

Re: How to reignite regional (P2P) flying in the US?

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...

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