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by adamblang
Thu Aug 16, 2018 8:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United A321
Replies: 29
Views: 4043

Re: United A321

Vendors are always dropping off swag when their sales teams make a visit. 95% of it amounts to nothing. I've seen Midwest Airlines 737 models. ¯\_(ツ)_/¯

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by adamblang
Wed Aug 15, 2018 9:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Former Etihad A330-200F
Replies: 16
Views: 3386

Re: Former Etihad A330-200F

That is in addition to the A330-330 P2F MSN231 D-AAEC at EAT one more A330-300P2F is on the way, MSN346 and will become D-AAED. My understanding of the nose gear bump on the purprose-build 330 freighters is that a little extra height was needed to make a flat load floor. For the A330 P2F aircraft (...

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by adamblang
Wed Aug 15, 2018 8:10 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Norwegain Air Cancellation
Replies: 24
Views: 1970

Re: Norwegain Air Cancellation

https://www.norwegian.com/us/help-contact/
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dz09 wrote:
I'm surprised that Norwegian is just another garbage airline.

At the prices they charge, I'm not.

Anyway, here's the support information on their website: https://www.norwegian.com/us/help-contact/

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by adamblang
Wed Aug 15, 2018 4:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA 77W and 772
Replies: 33
Views: 5531

Re: UA 77W and 772

SFO, as United's Pacific gateway, has some of the highest demand long-haul routes in the network (so gets the 77W) and has some of the longest stage lengths in the network (so gets the 788 and 789 where that aircraft's efficiency makes a difference). LAX has a similar thing going on – really long st...

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by adamblang
Tue Aug 14, 2018 4:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest grounding many airplanes.
Replies: 71
Views: 11993

Re: Southwest grounding many airplanes.

BC77008 wrote:
They grounded 66 airplanes, but yet only canceled 30 flights? How is that possible?

Peak summer is over. There's slack in the fleet now.

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by adamblang
Fri Aug 10, 2018 2:49 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United updating brand with new colors
Replies: 122
Views: 22387

Re: United updating brand with new colors

AaronPGH wrote:
Delta invented purple

I literally laughed out loud.

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by adamblang
Tue Aug 07, 2018 9:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Mauritius Aviation
Replies: 51
Views: 3701

Re: Mauritius Aviation

MRU-JFK is longer than PER-LHR so I doubt that's gonna happen.

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by adamblang
Tue Aug 07, 2018 1:21 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet Upgrade Status - 2018
Replies: 1628
Views: 209367

Re: United Fleet Upgrade Status - 2018

VC10er wrote:
Is it the same with other airlines with E with added legroom sections?

No idea, but probably.

Stew on this: it's possible to buy a Basic Economy fare and be assigned into an Economy Plus seat. You don't get to pick your seat or bring a bag but you end up in the extra legroom section. :rotfl:

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by adamblang
Mon Aug 06, 2018 5:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet Upgrade Status - 2018
Replies: 1628
Views: 209367

Re: United Fleet Upgrade Status - 2018

United will still sell seats at the regular Economy fare (no E+ buy up), even if the regular economy section (or seat count) is sold out? All economy, even Economy Plus, is a regular economy fare. Economy Plus is an ancillary product added on top of an economy fare – there is no such thing as an Ec...

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by adamblang
Sun Aug 05, 2018 9:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet Upgrade Status - 2018
Replies: 1628
Views: 209367

Re: United Fleet Upgrade Status - 2018

UA is sold out on regular economy very often and to fly them you must buy up to at least E+. This is not true. If there are no regular economy seats available but still Economy Plus seats available, United will sell the regular economy seat and you'll be unassigned a regular economy seat at checkin...

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by adamblang
Fri Aug 03, 2018 2:51 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA announces IAD-TLV
Replies: 118
Views: 15107

Re: UA announces IAD-TLV

flyguy84 wrote:
STT757 wrote:
Do the times line up for MIA-TLV connections at IAD? The two new routes.

Yes they do ... it’s a bit of a long layover on the Mia-iAd-tlv portion, however.

The MIA-IAD flights are only currently planned for Dec. 24, 2018 through Jan. 6, 2019, no? Those end before TLV begins.

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by adamblang
Fri Aug 03, 2018 2:48 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA announces IAD-TLV
Replies: 118
Views: 15107

Re: UA announces IAD-TLV

Well the number of weekly flights for star alliance alone between the US and tlv is 34... without factoring in LY's operations. That's a ton of flights! It seems like tlv is a small market to me; what is the average load factor on those flights? This is anecdotal but my seasoned veteran colleagues,...

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by adamblang
Wed Aug 01, 2018 3:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet Upgrade Status - 2018
Replies: 1628
Views: 209367

Re: United Fleet Upgrade Status - 2018

FlightLevel360 wrote:
Who thought it was a good idea to make all window seats economy plus while the only regular seats are the ones in the center section?!

The people responsible for making the extra-money seats extra desirable.

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by adamblang
Tue Jul 31, 2018 5:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet Upgrade Status - 2018
Replies: 1628
Views: 209367

Re: United Fleet Upgrade Status - 2018

The discussion about small mainline / large RJ and scope should probably be viewed in the context that the next amendable date for the ALPA contract is January 31, 2019.

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by adamblang
Tue Oct 17, 2017 9:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet Upgrade Status - 2017
Replies: 1935
Views: 319579

Re: United Fleet Upgrade Status - 2017

Double edge sword. More availability means less revenue, so risk of loss of service. So now I have to fly through China, Thailand, and Australia to get to NZ, because they didn't have enough pax to keep it year round. Why on earth would you go to all those countries, when you can fly directly to NZ...

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by adamblang
Tue Oct 17, 2017 7:01 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Premium cabin layouts
Replies: 11
Views: 1517

Re: Premium cabin layouts

"Best" is subjective, but I'm happy with anything I can both look out a window and get to the bathroom without crawling over anyone.

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by adamblang
Tue Oct 17, 2017 2:38 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus and Bombardier Announce CSeries Partnership
Replies: 1568
Views: 180150

Re: Airbus and Bombardier Announce C Series Partnership

Turnhouse1 wrote:
So does the Mobile Final Assembly Line mean the tariffs are history?

You can't put a tariff on a product that was made in the U.S. so it seems like it.

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by adamblang
Sat Oct 14, 2017 6:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Airlines 767 Freighter Operations and Fleet
Replies: 14
Views: 3068

Re: American Airlines 767 Freighter Operations and Fleet

U.S. airlines can operate freighters if they want to. They just don't want to. There's no money in dedicated freighters in the U.S. market – there's enough belly cargo space on existing passenger aircraft to meet the demand of the cargo market.

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by adamblang
Fri Oct 13, 2017 4:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Antarctica - Aviation and Tourism
Replies: 70
Views: 5643

Re: Antarctica - Aviation and Tourism

kivalliqboy1 wrote:
Interesting... but what makes Icelandic a "regular airline" and not the Ilyushin?

Icelandic is an airline doing regularly scheduled flights. Ilyushin is an aircraft manufacturer.

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by adamblang
Fri Oct 13, 2017 4:28 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 2020+ Narrowbody Market
Replies: 23
Views: 2113

Re: 2020+ Narrowbody Market

Who is gonna order the C919 outside of China? I imagine it'll do well (relative the size of the market) in sub-Saharan Africa where the government of China is making massive investments in the local economies. The good trade relations and government-directed foreign investment will probably help ti...

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by adamblang
Fri Oct 13, 2017 2:43 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet Upgrade Status - 2017
Replies: 1935
Views: 319579

Re: United Fleet Upgrade Status - 2017

Seat map for 73X: https://mobile.twitter.com/BrianSumers/status/918536822904340480/photo/1 Is this a credible tweet? The style of the image looks different than every other seat map image I've seen come out of United. The style across the desktop website, mobile website, app, GIDS are pretty consis...

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by adamblang
Thu Oct 12, 2017 5:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LH buys majority of Air Berlin
Replies: 271
Views: 41163

Re: LH buys majority of Air Berlin

30-40 aircraft is enough of a subfleet to be worthwhile but aren't all of AirBerlin's 320s CFM powered? United's seemed to be content to stick with IAE birds when they've gone shopping for Airbus additions. I guess at the right price they would see benefit in a sub fleet of CFM powered jets. Much l...

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by adamblang
Thu Oct 12, 2017 5:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LH buys majority of Air Berlin
Replies: 271
Views: 41163

Re: LH buys majority of Air Berlin

30-40 aircraft is enough of a subfleet to be worthwhile but aren't all of AirBerlin's 320s CFM powered? United's seemed to be content to stick with IAE birds when they've gone shopping for Airbus additions.

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by adamblang
Wed Oct 11, 2017 4:46 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: How long will it take for Delta Air Lines to catch up with American Airlines?
Replies: 29
Views: 5346

Re: How long will it take for Delta Air Line to catch up with American Airlines?

Delta's market cap is $38,580,000,000. American's is $25,710,000,000. Delta is already significantly bigger.

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by adamblang
Tue Oct 10, 2017 9:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet Upgrade Status - 2017
Replies: 1935
Views: 319579

Re: United Fleet Upgrade Status - 2017

753s aren't scheduled between EWR and SFO as all EWR-SFO flights have lie-flat up front and no 753s have lie-flat up front.

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by adamblang
Mon Oct 09, 2017 12:32 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Travel Service acquires CSA Czech Airlines
Replies: 13
Views: 4693

Re: Travel Service acquires CSA Czech Airlines

Nobody in Czechia asked for my two cents but the Travel Service sounds like an anonymous, white label airline and their livery is rather clip art. Czech Airlines sounds like something real and a little more up-market (which may not be the combined carrier's goal) and their visual identity is a bit m...

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by adamblang
Fri Oct 06, 2017 3:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA's new branding
Replies: 116
Views: 19611

Re: AA's new branding

I think American's current branding is one of the, if not the, best in the U.S. at the moment. Maybe after Hawaiian.

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by adamblang
Tue Oct 03, 2017 4:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Western FAs - East Asian Carriers
Replies: 20
Views: 5097

Re: Western FAs - East Asian Carriers

There's nothing preventing a person of European ancestry emigrating to Asia, applying for a job, and getting it... I don't know why an employer hiring on qualifications rather than ancestry would be surprising.

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by adamblang
Mon Oct 02, 2017 4:14 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Seat configuration Widebody Domestic
Replies: 11
Views: 1789

Re: Seat configuration Widebody Domestic

Does any airline doing domestic flights with widebodies use those widebodies on Long Haul & Domestic in order to balance the number of cycles? Or just a widebody Domestic stay only on Domestic network? UA puts their domestic widebodies on domestic longhaul - ORD-HNL, ORD-OGG, IAH-HNL, and DEN-H...

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by adamblang
Sat Sep 30, 2017 5:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Would BA or DL consider RSW?
Replies: 33
Views: 3858

Re: Would BA or DL consider RSW?

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Miami_Int ... #Passenger
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727LOVER wrote:
Are they ending MIA too?

Looks like Miami is ending too: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Miami_Int ... #Passenger

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by adamblang
Fri Sep 29, 2017 8:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Would BA or DL consider RSW?
Replies: 33
Views: 3858

Re: Would BA or DL consider RSW?

727LOVER wrote:
SurfandSnow wrote:
Keep in mind that Air Berlin's longstanding DUS-RSW service (pioneered by LTU in 1994, operated by AB in more recent years) will be ending soon.


Is there a set date on this?

October 15

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by adamblang
Fri Sep 29, 2017 4:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: ORD Master Plan
Replies: 20
Views: 2343

Re: ORD Master Plan

United787 wrote:
Any chance that the new T2 could be a sterile area so international pax could transfer to other international flights without having to go through US Customs?

I'm pretty sure federal law precludes that, but one can dream.

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by adamblang
Fri Sep 29, 2017 4:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA 737/321 Cabin Updates
Replies: 19
Views: 1580

Re: AA 737/321 Cabin Updates

There's a lot of mixing Live TV and live TV in this thread. Live TV is Thales' (formerly JetBlue's) DirecTV product delivered through seat back displays while live TV is just that – TV that is live. TV that is live can be delivered through a seat back display, through your phone, through your laptop...

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by adamblang
Wed Sep 27, 2017 7:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: OAG: Worlds most connected hubs
Replies: 43
Views: 5371

Re: OAG: Worlds most connected hubs

I'm confused by ATL as higher than ORD in global but ORD higher than ATL in North America. Is that saying ATL is better at connecting points on earth while ORD is better at connecting points within North America? ORD ranks higher than ATL in both global and US domestic index. Re-read the list. :eye...

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by adamblang
Wed Sep 27, 2017 7:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: OAG: Worlds most connected hubs
Replies: 43
Views: 5371

Re: OAG: Worlds most connected hubs

I'm confused by ATL as higher than ORD in global but ORD higher than ATL in North America. Is that saying ATL is better at connecting points on earth while ORD is better at connecting points within North America?

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by adamblang
Wed Sep 27, 2017 7:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet Upgrade Status - 2017
Replies: 1935
Views: 319579

Re: United Fleet Upgrade Status - 2017

zhiao wrote:
When will UA get rid of the CO seats on the 787 and 772ER?

A few years from now, after the sUA seats are replaced.

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by adamblang
Wed Sep 27, 2017 4:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta: C-Series What's Next
Replies: 246
Views: 35116

Re: Delta: C-Series What's Next

I'm sure Delta's legal department will come up with a way to perhaps transfer the order to VS , then lease the frames from them or some other clever idea. to get around the tariff's Why would VS want them? Red didn't work, and I can't see them building up a European network given it seems the conti...

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by adamblang
Wed Sep 27, 2017 4:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta: C-Series What's Next
Replies: 246
Views: 35116

Re: Delta: C-Series What's Next

I stopped paying attention to the massive, 18-page "Boeing targets Bombardier for 'price dumping' CSeries" thread long ago so missed this development: U.S. slaps stiff tariff on Bombardier's new jet The U.S. Commerce Department has backed Boeing in its challenge to Bombardier, recommending...

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by adamblang
Sat Sep 23, 2017 9:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet Upgrade Status - 2017
Replies: 1935
Views: 319579

Re: United Fleet Upgrade Status - 2017

VC10er wrote:
That sounds like a really wonderful thing United did for its 100 employees. Must feel very different to be at United today than just a few years ago.

The delivery flight recognition program has been going on since at least the merger.

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by adamblang
Fri Sep 22, 2017 7:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Perhaps Kirby and Munoz don't have the same vision for UA...?
Replies: 40
Views: 6597

Re: Perhaps Kirby and Munoz don't have the same vision for UA...?

He has since pulled back on the short lived improvements to food in F, and spearheaded Y-. Basic Economy predated Scott Kirby. Its rollout happened under Kirby but its development was in the works long before he arrived. I'm never in short-haul F – what was the short lived food improvement in F lik...

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by adamblang
Fri Sep 22, 2017 6:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Iran aviation thread - 2017
Replies: 137
Views: 14232

Re: Iran Aviation Thread

1) Iran is 80 million people with a healthy middle class (aka the flying public). 2) Iran Air, Iran Aseman, and Mahan have time and again said they'd be bigger if sourcing aircraft weren't so difficult. That would indicate they know their market has greater demand than they can serve, meaning there'...

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by adamblang
Tue Sep 19, 2017 3:14 am
Forum: Site Related
Topic: Is this Forum too US centric?
Replies: 61
Views: 3686

Re: Is this Forum too US centric?

Start some non-U.S. threads and then there will be more discussion of non-U.S. aviation. It's all user-generated content. Get generating.

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by adamblang
Tue Sep 19, 2017 1:18 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Frontier Announcing Multiple New Routes
Replies: 161
Views: 18284

Re: Frontier Expansion at SJC

AirFiero wrote:
loisencroach wrote:
Are hubs dependent on O/D which COS presumably would lack?

O&D traffic is cheaper to transport than connecting traffic. So more O&D = more cost-efficient hub. You don't *need* a lot of O&D but it's a good move to set up your hub in a place that can provide a lot of O&D.

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by adamblang
Mon Sep 18, 2017 9:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA accelerates 747-400 retirement
Replies: 431
Views: 93541

Re: United 747 retirement flight announced

Looks like 0 seats have been sold. Looks like the seats hold hasn't been lifted yet.

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by adamblang
Mon Sep 18, 2017 9:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA accelerates 747-400 retirement
Replies: 431
Views: 93541

United 747 retirement flight announced

Looks like United will be doing a one-off 747 SFO-HNL flight on Tues, Nov 7 to send off the Queen of the Skies: https://hub.united.com/united-747-final-flight-2486729593.html Serving as the ultimate throwback for customers, employees and invited guests, we plan to recreate the first 747 flight opera...

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by adamblang
Mon Sep 18, 2017 7:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Mid Africa Aviation
Replies: 3
Views: 491

Re: Mid Africa Aviation

Looking at their schedule and route network, it seems like they've got a single 733 operating. Online distribution might be a lot of cost for such a small operation. http://www.gcmap.com/map?P=BJL-DKR,LOS-ACC,FNA-ACC,FNA-ACC,ACC-FNA,BJL-FNA,BJL-FNA,ACC-LOS,ACC-LOS,FNA-BJL,DKR-BJL,FNA-BJL,DKR-BJL,DKR...

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