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by adamblang
Wed Oct 17, 2018 4:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United post Q3 2018 earnings
Replies: 40
Views: 8054

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: 11318

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: 6048

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: 37
Views: 4106

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: 37
Views: 4106

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: 5741

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: 30310

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: 30310

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: 30310

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: 7066

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: 30310

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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by adamblang
Mon Oct 01, 2018 7:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Airlines orders 9 787-9's
Replies: 172
Views: 30310

Re: United Airlines orders 9 787-9's

Will the new 787-9 have the new Polaris seats like the 787-10 ? Hoping the existing 787-9 ditch the 2-2-2 J class seats ans get Polarised. Why would United fly 787-9 nonstop to Sydney and Singapore with those awful 2-2-2 seats. The Polaris refit program should be nearly complete by the time these 7...

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by adamblang
Fri Sep 28, 2018 8:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why doesn't Lufthansa operate passenger 777-200/300/ERs?
Replies: 55
Views: 13175

Re: Lufthansa 777s

They've got a bunch of other airplanes that serve overlapping roles.

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by adamblang
Fri Sep 28, 2018 5:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Lufthansa Group orders 27 A320neos
Replies: 35
Views: 7393

Re: Lufthansa Group orders 27 A320neos

hOMSaR wrote:
Have they selected an engine?

Given they're already flying PW1100G, I'd imagine that.

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by adamblang
Fri Sep 28, 2018 5:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet Upgrade Status - 2018
Replies: 2070
Views: 267237

Re: United Fleet Upgrade Status - 2018

cosyr wrote:
Is the whole airline on one contract, or is it plane by plane, when they were installed?

I don't know that I've ever seen anything publicly published that indicates they're all up on the same day or whether each aircraft has its own clock. That's an interesting question.

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by adamblang
Thu Sep 27, 2018 4:10 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Most Attractive Commercial Airline Livery
Replies: 46
Views: 3216

Re: Most Attractive Commercial Airline Livery

Africa:



Asia:


Europe:


North America:


Oceania:


South America:

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by adamblang
Wed Sep 26, 2018 9:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: RUMOUR: B6/PF Interlining Agreement
Replies: 19
Views: 3217

Re: RUMOUR: B6/PF Interlining Agreement

Moosefire wrote:
Interlining is tough to get excited about, but B6 sure loves to hype it.

Right? Every other airline does this all the time and nary a peep. Every time B6 does it there's a new thread. (Which is fine. People can get excited about whatever they want.)

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by adamblang
Wed Sep 26, 2018 3:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: British Airways axes entire Hong Kong crew ahead of closure of base in city next month in Oct
Replies: 154
Views: 24533

Re: British Airways axes entire Hong Kong crew ahead of closure of base in city next month in Oct

I am absolutely devastated by this news. Such a wonderful team dedicated to the company and to be so callously thrown aside overnight. Literally crew in the air as the announcement made unaware it was their last day in a job with families and mortgages to support! And no they were not “low paid Asi...

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by adamblang
Wed Sep 26, 2018 3:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet Upgrade Status - 2018
Replies: 2070
Views: 267237

Re: United Fleet Upgrade Status - 2018

splitterz wrote:
A quick shout out to iahcsr, calpsafltskeds, CALTECH, and many others for their on going support of this thread. We all appreciate it.

Second that. Knowing what's going on in the fleet and the airline makes my job a lot easier.

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by adamblang
Tue Sep 25, 2018 3:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA DEN-LHR
Replies: 31
Views: 6121

Re: UA DEN-LHR

Max Q wrote:
What kind of aircraft is used ?

788

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by adamblang
Mon Sep 24, 2018 3:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: US Congress working on a bill that would force FAA to mandate minimum seat size
Replies: 138
Views: 10584

Re: US Congress working on a bill that would force FAA to mandate minimum seat size

Look at that, a go-nowhere feel-good bill right before an election.

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by adamblang
Mon Sep 24, 2018 4:54 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Shortest Wide Body Service
Replies: 53
Views: 3745

Re: Shortest Wide Body Service

MKE-ORD every time there's a thunderstorm in ORD.

I'll show myself out.

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by adamblang
Tue Sep 18, 2018 9:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: COPA B39M Routes from PTY filed
Replies: 50
Views: 6976

Re: COPA B39M Routes from PTY filed

Kilgen wrote:
Business Class will have 16 lie flat seat

I assume I missed it previously being announced but the lie flat seat is a pretty big deal!

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by adamblang
Tue Sep 18, 2018 2:07 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: N651SW flying to Iceland?
Replies: 7
Views: 2272

Re: N651SW flying to Iceland?

https://registry.faa.gov/aircraftinquir ... Txt=n651sw
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Two weeks ago it was re-registered from Southwest to an opaque Delaware corporation.

https://registry.faa.gov/aircraftinquir ... Txt=n651sw

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by adamblang
Mon Sep 17, 2018 12:21 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: CX 777-300ER in ORD w/out Titles
Replies: 12
Views: 4119

Re: CX 777-300ER in ORD w/out Titles

A recent interview with CEO of United said they were looking at used wide bodies... Maybe UA is taking a look as a cheap source of cheap widebody capacity If UA was taking a look why would the plane be at the AA hanger and not UA? For that matter, it would be a lot more cost effective to fly a coup...

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by adamblang
Sat Sep 15, 2018 9:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet Upgrade Status - 2018
Replies: 2070
Views: 267237

Re: United Fleet Upgrade Status - 2018

So what happens when you sell 214 diamond seats and you only have 183 IPTE? Anecdotally, ORD-LHR seems like a market where if United could fly a smaller plane or if they could fly two flights a day they would. But there is no smaller plane, they've got Heathrow slots to protect, and they've gotta c...

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by adamblang
Wed Sep 12, 2018 2:32 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet Upgrade Status - 2018
Replies: 2070
Views: 267237

Re: United Fleet Upgrade Status - 2018

CassidysVacay wrote:
I usually don't post trash pics like the one below but it's news worthy.

Eh, it's better composed than most of the photos in this site's database – it's not cropped to within an inch of its life. ¯\_(ツ)_/¯

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by adamblang
Mon Sep 10, 2018 2:48 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Weakest Aspect of Regional / Connection Carriers in US?
Replies: 21
Views: 2617

Re: Weakest Aspect of Regional / Connection Carriers in US?

it's surprising to me that the carriers would tolerate their regional partners operating so many delayed flights. Usually it's the mainline carrier delaying the regional flights – if I'm a major with 20 mainline flights and 20 regional scheduled and the FAA says I can only operate 20 flights, I'm g...

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by adamblang
Sun Sep 09, 2018 3:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United at BWI: Giving up on Transatlantic connections?
Replies: 51
Views: 6575

Re: United at BWI: Giving up on Transatlantic connections?

If someone really wants to buy BWI-XXX-Europe from United, they can always fly Air Canada via YYZ. United'll be happy to sell that itinerary since it's covered by the A++ JV. The fastest BWI-EWR-LHR itinerary I can find on United, as an example, is 10h 10m. If you're standing in BWI and determined t...

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by adamblang
Sat Sep 08, 2018 3:42 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet Upgrade Status - 2018
Replies: 2070
Views: 267237

Re: United Fleet Upgrade Status - 2018

redrooster3 wrote:
So that just leaves only one 3-class 767 remaining?

Sure does!

If you look at the three ORD-LHR flights on Sunday, one's on the IPTE 763, one's on a Diamond 763, and one's on a Polaris 763. Take your pick of United premium cabin experiences!

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by adamblang
Fri Sep 07, 2018 3:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA755/717 quarantined at PHL with numerous sick pax
Replies: 19
Views: 6075

Re: AA755/717 quarantined at PHL with numerous sick pax

FAKE NEWS, it was only one of those flights listed, the other turned out false, all passengers connected to AA from another carrier in the European city & cause was determined to be from the previous carrier due to other sick cases in that European connection. Shows how starved some are for att...

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by adamblang
Wed Sep 05, 2018 4:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet Upgrade Status - 2018
Replies: 2070
Views: 267237

Re: United Fleet Upgrade Status - 2018

E175E2 is too heavy for scope clause and the extra row vs. E175 pushes it over 76 seats. I wouldn't be surprised if part of the scope update that's being asked for allow E175-E2 at UAX. Someday those E175-E1s are going to need to be replaced and I doubt the company's going to want to do that with C...

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by adamblang
Wed Sep 05, 2018 2:39 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet Upgrade Status - 2018
Replies: 2070
Views: 267237

Re: United Fleet Upgrade Status - 2018

It's interesting that two North American network airlines with 100-seat mainline feel it's worth investing in (Delta and JetBlue with their A220 orders), two North American network airlines with 100-seat mainline are reported to be working at getting rid of it (Air Canada and American), and two Nort...

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by adamblang
Tue Sep 04, 2018 5:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Norwegian to sell up to 140 aircraft
Replies: 25
Views: 8244

Re: Norwegian to sell up to 140 aircraft

Fire sale! I guess launching new service into a country with a crashing currency isn’t a good business plan on top of the rest of the operation that continues to hemorrhage cash. Nope. I thought that was the plan all along? Yup. So the OEM's allowed someone to purchase a/c that they were not going ...

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by adamblang
Mon Sep 03, 2018 11:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet Upgrade Status - 2018
Replies: 2070
Views: 267237

Re: United Fleet Upgrade Status - 2018

A thread over on FlyerTalk says these United aircraft have channel 9 in the seatback entertainment:

sUA 777-200ERs
sCO 777-200ERs
sUA 777-300ERs
sUA 777-200As
sUA 767-300ERs
sCO 767-400ERs
sUA 757-200

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by adamblang
Mon Sep 03, 2018 4:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet Upgrade Status - 2018
Replies: 2070
Views: 267237

Re: United Fleet Upgrade Status - 2018

Isn't the ERJ-195 E2 more of a regional jet compared to the CS100, even though they are technically capable of a similar seat count? I've always been educated by the fact that 4-abreast is a regional jet, while 5-abreast is mainline... There is no universally accepted definition of regional jet or ...

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by adamblang
Mon Sep 03, 2018 3:36 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet Upgrade Status - 2018
Replies: 2070
Views: 267237

Re: United Fleet Upgrade Status - 2018

But I still have the same question: are these 21 3 Class 772’s first on the list to be refurbished? Same for remaining 763’s? There're only 3 remaining 3-class 763s. You'll be able to knock me over with a feather if that's still the case come 2019. (Having an itty-bitty subfleet sounds like an oper...

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by adamblang
Sun Sep 02, 2018 6:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet Upgrade Status - 2018
Replies: 2070
Views: 267237

Re: United Fleet Upgrade Status - 2018

How is it that DL's ability to operate 100 seat category aircraft is better than's UAL's? Is DL's management better than UA's? I'll preface this with (a) I don't have skin in this game so my commentary means diddly and (b) I don't have all the information – my intent here is only to add bits of inf...

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by adamblang
Sun Sep 02, 2018 5:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet Upgrade Status - 2018
Replies: 2070
Views: 267237

Re: United Fleet Upgrade Status - 2018

I realize that United needs to put the HD 772 to some destinations as some 772’s are off line being “Polarisized”- it’s only the fact they can cost $7,500+ one way from Madrid to EWR that bugs me. It’s really an inferior seat today for international business. But, it’s all temporary. The dense IPTE...

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by adamblang
Sun Sep 02, 2018 3:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: US Carriers to VIE - why not?
Replies: 18
Views: 3067

Re: US Carriers to VIE - why not?

In Lufthansa's discussion of fleet renewal for Austrian (airline), they say they haven't pulled the trigger on a purchase because they can't make the numbers work. The business case isn't there. The home carrier having trouble with its business case in its own hub suggests to me that that there's ov...

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by adamblang
Sat Sep 01, 2018 3:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet Upgrade Status - 2018
Replies: 2070
Views: 267237

Re: United Fleet Upgrade Status - 2018

Are the folks at UA putting the (7?) newly refurbished 763’s on a rotating schedule, and just showing the old seat map on all flights? I’m in seat 1F which I “think” is a forward facing Polaris seat, if indeed I luck out and get a true Polaris 763? The only rear-facing business seats on 767s are on...

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by adamblang
Sat Sep 01, 2018 3:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: First ANA A380 rolls out of final assembly
Replies: 140
Views: 29080

Re: First ANA A380 rolls out of final assembly

The aircraft appears to be configured with a lot of premium seating, i.e., the whole upper deck. Does ANA sell a lot of premium seats on leisure markets? Doing some math comparing the 789s they're flying today to these 380 seat maps, the 380s have a *lower* percentage of premium cabin seats than th...

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by adamblang
Sat Sep 01, 2018 4:15 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why's government approval needed if the US/EU have an open skies arrangement?
Replies: 5
Views: 1224

Re: Why's government approval needed if the US/EU have an open skies arrangement?

I am not a lawyer but the US-EU air transportation agreement from 2007 , which seems to be the current, relevant agreement, has this to say: Each Party shall allow each airline to determine the frequency and capacity of the international air transportation it offers based upon commercial considerati...

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by adamblang
Fri Aug 31, 2018 11:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Primera with TATL from FRA and TXL
Replies: 54
Views: 7531

Re: Primera with TATL from Berlin Tegel

YYZLGA wrote:
spinkid wrote:
I don't know why someone would want to fly on a narrow body across the pond when you can choose a widebody on a more reputable carrier.
I suspect that for most passengers, the width of the aircraft is probably fairly low down on their list of priorities.

Ding ding ding.

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by adamblang
Fri Aug 31, 2018 3:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Help ID: 747-428 over YUL, August 30th, 2018
Replies: 11
Views: 2040

Re: Help ID: 747-428 over YUL, August 30th, 2018

It's a -428.

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by adamblang
Wed Aug 29, 2018 7:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: US airlines cave In to Chinese demands about Taiwan
Replies: 101
Views: 16447

Re: Updated: US airlines cave In to Chinese demands about Taiwan

Some airlines did it right : Taiwan grateful to United Airlines for imaginative website solution to ‘one China’ rule Taiwan has expressed gratitude to United Airlines for finding an unusual way to “differentiate” the island from mainland China while complying with Beijing’s “one China” demand. Taiw...

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by adamblang
Wed Aug 29, 2018 6:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet Upgrade Status - 2018
Replies: 2070
Views: 267237

Re: United Fleet Upgrade Status - 2018

Are B763 cabins that are getting Polaris updated in Y? Just heard someone complaining about their experience in Economy. Yes. The 3-cabin 763 conversations are being updated to match (and in some cases exceed) their 2-cabin counterparts – new bins, new seats (signature surfaces, new IFE), new caret...

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by adamblang
Wed Aug 29, 2018 2:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet Upgrade Status - 2018
Replies: 2070
Views: 267237

Re: United Fleet Upgrade Status - 2018

hkcanadaexpat wrote:
redrooster3 wrote:
codc10 wrote:
Any word on how many high-J 767s the company is planning?

14, right now. ships 6664-6677. 6664 should be the first to go into mod.

Shouldn't this be 17 including the 3 ex-HA frames?

Yes.

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by adamblang
Tue Aug 28, 2018 6:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet Upgrade Status - 2018
Replies: 2070
Views: 267237

Re: United Fleet Upgrade Status - 2018

If a mainline carrier owns a regional carrier outright do the scope clauses still apply or is it just for contracted third party flying? Is the primary concern of the union to avoid having regional crews paid mainline salaries or is the concern about mainline flying being farmed out to a different ...

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