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by codc10
Fri Apr 20, 2018 11:16 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Polaris Promise Never Matched Reality
Replies: 211
Views: 27452

Re: United Polaris Promise Never Matched Reality

It's still a painfully slow project. Today mere 19 frames have Polaris seats, of which only 5 are retrofits. http://view.ceros.com/united/polaris-tracker-desktop-4/p/3 End of 2020 will mean will mean its taken 4 full years to roll it out. (remember the first 77W arrived in Q4 2016) A week ago Oscar...

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by codc10
Fri Apr 20, 2018 11:06 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet Upgrade Status - 2018
Replies: 760
Views: 98980

Re: United Fleet Upgrade Status - 2018

What I don’t understand is what their plans are for the 764s? They are about 17/18 years old and still have life left in them. There are no reports about them getting Polaris yet they can do many premium heavy destinations even with their more limited range. I think ZRH, FRA and GRU etc. Although I...

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by codc10
Thu Apr 19, 2018 2:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet Upgrade Status - 2018
Replies: 760
Views: 98980

Re: United Fleet Upgrade Status - 2018

Curious why UA is increasing the size of their "inferior" Airbus fleet instead of investing in a better customer experience and newer aircraft in the same class, such as the CS300. The A319/320 seats are ridiculously thin and uncomfortable to the point where you are basically sitting on n...

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by codc10
Thu Apr 19, 2018 12:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet Upgrade Status - 2018
Replies: 760
Views: 98980

Re: United Fleet Upgrade Status - 2018

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VC10er wrote:
I saw some images of the special design features and details of the SFO Polaris Lounge- I wonder if they will release and teasers for EWR- only a few more months if they are on time.


More like one month...

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by codc10
Mon Apr 16, 2018 2:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet Upgrade Status - 2018
Replies: 760
Views: 98980

Re: United Fleet Upgrade Status - 2018

The 76L is not going to be dedicated to the transcons; it will be primarily international. If it shows up on TCONs, all the better, but the market does not call for such a low-volume, premium-dense configuration anymore. Premium cabin yields aren't what they used to be. What you're saying is comple...

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by codc10
Mon Apr 16, 2018 12:29 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet Upgrade Status - 2018
Replies: 760
Views: 98980

Re: United Fleet Upgrade Status - 2018

That 76L configuration is insane. Never thought I would see another config on the same vein as AA's A321Ts. Looks like the long-term P.S. plane. EWR-LAX/SFO probably has the demand needed. Will be a highly competitive product. The 76L is not going to be dedicated to the transcons; it will be primar...

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by codc10
Sun Apr 15, 2018 7:15 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet Upgrade Status - 2018
Replies: 760
Views: 98980

Re: United Fleet Upgrade Status - 2018

UA444 wrote:
Are they still going forward with the NGS mods on the ps757?


Yes.

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by codc10
Sat Apr 14, 2018 6:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA routes to Asia avoiding Russian airspace?
Replies: 52
Views: 10081

Re: AA routing China fits today thru LAX

All UAL polar flights planned to transit Russian airspace as normal.

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by codc10
Fri Apr 13, 2018 8:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet Upgrade Status - 2018
Replies: 760
Views: 98980

Re: United Fleet Upgrade Status - 2018

The 76L configuration is one of the crazier layouts I've seen... seems that one pair of OW exits is deactivated, and I suppose UA expects to get a full business class service for 46 pax out of the forward galley? No wonder the Polaris service changes came about...

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by codc10
Fri Apr 13, 2018 4:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet Upgrade Status - 2018
Replies: 760
Views: 98980

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 Suspect the mix goes to 46E+/156Y on the 772 and 62E+/204Y on the 77W, with a great mini-cabin for Premium Plus on the 77...

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by codc10
Fri Apr 13, 2018 4:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet Upgrade Status - 2018
Replies: 760
Views: 98980

Re: United Fleet Upgrade Status - 2018

Wow, I wonder how much one leg across the pond that one airplane could make should most of the Premium seats be purchased? A friend just asked me the craziest question and the answer is on the tip of my tongue! What was the name United had for their liquid hand soap and hand cream in the 1990’s? I ...

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by codc10
Fri Apr 13, 2018 3:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DPRK-USA summit. Kim aircarft
Replies: 32
Views: 3962

Re: DPRK-USA summit. Kim aircarft

The IL-62 had intercontinental range in a passenger configuration. There's no doubt it could easily reach Europe in a lighter VIP arrangement.

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by codc10
Fri Apr 13, 2018 11:25 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet Upgrade Status - 2018
Replies: 760
Views: 98980

Re: United Fleet Upgrade Status - 2018

I for one am thrilled about 30 or 40 A319s. With the new interior they are really nice inside. I much prefer them to any 737...although I cannot wait to fly the MAX. As for international Polaris wide bodies, once the enormous Polaris Lounge opens at EWR this summer (hopefully) it would be smart to ...

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by codc10
Thu Apr 12, 2018 10:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet Upgrade Status - 2018
Replies: 760
Views: 98980

Re: United Fleet Upgrade Status - 2018

Interesting...20% of the plane sold at a premium. The W seats certainly reduced the J seat count, since the 789 has more J seats. You could certainly say the -10 will be used on shorter flights and therefore less premium needed, but I also see future reconfigurations reducing J count. This will not...

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by codc10
Thu Apr 12, 2018 8:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet Upgrade Status - 2018
Replies: 760
Views: 98980

Re: United Fleet Upgrade Status - 2018

My impression is this is exactly the case... it solves the issue as well as current matters allow.. I would think 73Gs would be a better fit for this, but there seem plenty more 319s available than Gs sooooo..... :scratchchin: Agree... three things at play here. First, the capital cost of acquiring...

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by codc10
Thu Apr 12, 2018 6:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet Upgrade Status - 2018
Replies: 760
Views: 98980

Re: United Fleet Upgrade Status - 2018

Easyjet 319s are confirmed, with CFM motors. Plan is to build up to a fleet with “critical mass” (more than what’s going to be ordered initially) to make the new engines cost-effective. Well-placed source; you can book it. This might be a sign that UA has finally scrapped the idea of acquiring a ne...

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by codc10
Thu Apr 12, 2018 5:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL: "We Have Moved On" From Fighting Norwegian at DOT
Replies: 16
Views: 3297

Re: DL: "We Have Moved On" From Fighting Norwegian at DOT

Not to mention that the TATL segment on the revenue side is rebounding nicely for the US-based carriers, in spite of Norwegian. May be best to let this play out, as the rising tide seems to be benefiting all ships.

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by codc10
Thu Apr 12, 2018 4:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet Upgrade Status - 2018
Replies: 760
Views: 98980

Re: United Fleet Upgrade Status - 2018

Looking through easy Jet fleet information on the internet, they really want to boost seat size and dump many 319s. Their 319s have a second overwing exit due to density of 156 currently in all Y seating. One source said they were to dump 30 319's. Other sources say they are acquiring Air Berlin as...

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by codc10
Thu Apr 12, 2018 11:03 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet Upgrade Status - 2018
Replies: 760
Views: 98980

Re: United Fleet Upgrade Status - 2018

I guess it depends on the price. If it's the right price, with favorable terms for engine parts - maybe from easyJet's spares, they might be interested. I agree with you that it is unlikely. Easyjet 319s are confirmed, with CFM motors. Plan is to build up to a fleet with “critical mass” (more than ...

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by codc10
Thu Apr 12, 2018 8:27 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet Upgrade Status - 2018
Replies: 760
Views: 98980

Re: United Fleet Upgrade Status - 2018

There was a memo from the Airbus fleet manager that stated we were getting them, but then again we heard that last year also. I guess we will wait and see, it’s not like we don’t have hundreds of 737’s flying around with CFM’s I am sure have 90% parts commonality. I'm a CFM56 mechanic. They're not ...

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by codc10
Tue Apr 10, 2018 5:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet Upgrade Status - 2018
Replies: 760
Views: 98980

Re: United Fleet Upgrade Status - 2018

Sounds good. If they had more time to figure it out, whatever needed to be removed could have been sent on other flights back to the mainland and whaterver may be needed in HKG could have been shipped there from the mainland. I'm sure easier said than done. The other issues would have been the pilo...

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by codc10
Tue Apr 10, 2018 2:04 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Will UA order more 787-8 to replace 21 oldest 767-300s ?
Replies: 85
Views: 11305

Re: Will UA order more 787-8 to replace 21 oldest 767-300s ?

UA is in the midst of a life-extension program and major interior mod on its earliest 763ERs. These airplanes won't be leaving the fleet until 2025 or so.

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by codc10
Mon Apr 09, 2018 4:16 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet Upgrade Status - 2018
Replies: 760
Views: 98980

Re: United Fleet Upgrade Status - 2018

Rumor has it 20 A319’s from Easy Jet coming fall of 2019 plus an additional 7 coming from China Southern. Would be great but don’t understand why are not any more the 25 China southern birds this year. And those two 320’s have been in mod a long time. If I had a dollar for every TK rumor I’ve heard...

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by codc10
Fri Apr 06, 2018 4:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet Upgrade Status - 2018
Replies: 760
Views: 98980

Re: United Fleet Upgrade Status - 2018

Did anyone else know that they were removing seat back TV's on the Polaris 772's in Y?! :cry: :evil: I knew they were going to 10 across, but I just assumed they would be putting the same seats as the 77W's, not the HI birds. A leisure destination like HNL I get, but these 772's might fly to Austra...

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by codc10
Fri Mar 30, 2018 2:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet Upgrade Status - 2018
Replies: 760
Views: 98980

Re: United Fleet Upgrade Status - 2018

But N786UA will not have it even though it is the first 772 with Polaris? Seems odd. Not really, the amount of time it takes to get everything in place for that type mod is very time consuming. A/C 2786 had its work package already put together well before mod induction back on Jan 12. I'm thinking...

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by codc10
Wed Mar 28, 2018 11:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet Upgrade Status - 2018
Replies: 760
Views: 98980

Re: United Fleet Upgrade Status - 2018

It'll be a few more months before the next delivery, right? I wonder if EWR-HKG will get the 77W once the final two are on property... From your lips to God’s ear! (Or Oscar) I would love that out of EWR. EWR is like United's youngest child who gets hand-me-downs with their wide body fleet. The 77W...

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by codc10
Wed Mar 28, 2018 10:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet Upgrade Status - 2018
Replies: 760
Views: 98980

Re: United Fleet Upgrade Status - 2018

VC10er wrote:
Question: will the Polaris 772 get the mid flight service hall with the curved lit ceiling as the 77W has?


I am 98% sure the answer is no.

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by codc10
Wed Mar 28, 2018 3:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Airlines, Hawaiian Islands to Denver
Replies: 21
Views: 4054

Re: United Airlines, Hawaiian Islands to Denver

Does (or did) United have to do anything with the state government of Hawaii to get all these frequencies? I’m absolutely NOT implying any improprieties, but any sort of agreements for flying privileges or gates or doing anything to give back to Hawaii? Airport enhancements etc? I would assume ther...

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by codc10
Mon Mar 26, 2018 1:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A380 & MD-12: Why did one make it and the other did not
Replies: 24
Views: 5405

Re: A380 & MD-12: Why did one make it and the other did not

IIRC, the MD-12 was originally conceptualized with 4 CF6-80 engines, which would have limited its size to something smaller than the A388, but at that same time could have made it more marketable to carriers which found the 380 too big. The MD-11's failure to deliver on initial range targets, follow...

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by codc10
Sat Mar 24, 2018 11:47 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Polaris Promise Never Matched Reality
Replies: 211
Views: 27452

Re: United Polaris Promise Never Matched Reality

767 Polaris in business, only good if your a solo traveler. If your traveling with a partner, there couldn't be a worse product so doesnt matter how comfy the seat is. Most of the original herringbone seats are equally private from partners when traveling. Even some reverse herringbone designs are ...

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by codc10
Fri Mar 23, 2018 6:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Polaris Promise Never Matched Reality
Replies: 211
Views: 27452

Re: United Polaris Promise Never Matched Reality

I'm not overly impressed by parking the cabin full of privacy dividers. http://travelskills.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/09/Screen-Shot-2017-09-13-at-1.24.13-PM.png Not cozy, comfy, friendly or pampered feeling at all. More office 1998. Apparently designer influence / house style beat customer feed-...

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by codc10
Sun Mar 18, 2018 9:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Norwegian Flight Cancellations @ EWR
Replies: 72
Views: 12546

Re: Norwegian Flight Cancellations @ EWR

Flypd wrote:
The Cancellations are due to no landing rights being established at the beginning of their operations. Only discovered after internal audit of CBP and Port Authority. All passengers from EWR are being Bussed over to JFK



Wow... a pretty remarkable oversight if true!!

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by codc10
Fri Mar 16, 2018 4:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet Upgrade Status - 2018
Replies: 760
Views: 98980

Re: United Fleet Upgrade Status - 2018

prchan wrote:
Assuming you can fill the plane...


Demand to DUB in the summer is very strong, shouldn't be an issue.

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by codc10
Fri Mar 16, 2018 2:54 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet Upgrade Status - 2018
Replies: 760
Views: 98980

Re: United Fleet Upgrade Status - 2018

I've now seen that United is operating a domestic 777-200 on the EWR-DUB route for many days now... any thoughts? This was announced a while back that some flights to Europe between select cities would be operated with the 772 domestics. It's probably their way to fight off the slew of LCC carriers...

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by codc10
Thu Mar 15, 2018 6:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta presentation at J.P.Morgan 3/13/2018
Replies: 6
Views: 2492

Re: Delta presentation at J.P.Morgan 3/13/2018

DL will not be investing in Air India, 797 is only a matter of time and Delta is very interested in being involved from an early stage (80 767s and 100 757s to replace in next 7-10 years), will continue to invest in the product (50% of free cash flow), major terminal capex projects continuing, want ...

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by codc10
Mon Mar 12, 2018 10:53 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Eurowings taking over DUS-EWR from Lufthansa
Replies: 36
Views: 5545

Re: Eurowings taking over DUS-EWR from Lufthansa

The DUS point of sale must be very strong for that route because, operationally, this would seem to make more sense as a UA 763 route.

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by codc10
Thu Mar 01, 2018 8:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Sued by Port Authority
Replies: 28
Views: 5393

Re: Delta Sued by Port Authority

A UAL A319 reported "good" braking action just before DL1086 landed, which brought the situation into compliance with DL's MD-88 operating manual. Anything less than "good" under those conditions would have required a diversion. Not familiar with all the FARs as I am in Euroland...

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by codc10
Thu Mar 01, 2018 2:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United eyes A330-800 for fleet replacement
Replies: 260
Views: 45901

Re: United eyes A330-800 for fleet replacement

United with its current Continental and Boeing Board will never order any more Airbus unfortunately... Who, precisely, on the BoD, is former Continental? I'll make it easy for you... only Oscar, and he was just a director of CO, not part of its management team at any point. This notion is simply ou...

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by codc10
Thu Mar 01, 2018 1:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Sued by Port Authority
Replies: 28
Views: 5393

Re: Delta Sued by Port Authority

A UAL A319 reported "good" braking action just before DL1086 landed, which brought the situation into compliance with DL's MD-88 operating manual. Anything less than "good" under those conditions would have required a diversion. The NTSB found the Captain's application of reverse...

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by codc10
Wed Feb 28, 2018 5:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet Upgrade Status - 2018
Replies: 760
Views: 98980

Re: United Fleet Upgrade Status - 2018

Thought it odd they would use N89349 for a demo.. it’s been in service awhile and will look a bit worn torn. Whereas N87360 was delivered a couple months ago and has been parked at IAH since, as yet not flown a single revenue flight. (Something to do with the pilot scope clause... Apparently a few ...

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by codc10
Mon Feb 26, 2018 8:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet Upgrade Status - 2018
Replies: 760
Views: 98980

Re: United Fleet Upgrade Status - 2018

gsg013 wrote:
Still find it crazy to me that UA is taking new 787's with the old BE Diamond Seat.


The two 789s recently delivered are the last ones.

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by codc10
Sun Feb 25, 2018 3:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet Upgrade Status - 2018
Replies: 760
Views: 98980

Re: United Fleet Upgrade Status - 2018

calpsafltskeds wrote:
772:
N221UA sked to exit XMN 2793/26Feb
N785UA sked to enter XMN 2794/26Feb


N221UA wasn't in long enough for Polaris, but could N785UA be going in for the mod?

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by codc10
Thu Feb 22, 2018 10:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United to introduce premium economy
Replies: 84
Views: 14469

Re: United to introduce premium economy

Reportedly, these renderings are of a previous design and not quite an accurate representation of what will actually be installed...

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by codc10
Thu Feb 22, 2018 3:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Possibility of EK MCO-LHR fifth freedom
Replies: 28
Views: 3548

Re: Possibility of EK MCO-LHR fifth freedom

There's no question MCO-LHR would be a big seller... the issue, of course, is whether the yield of a MCO flight justifies a slot. EK clearly views local and beyond DXB traffic to be more lucrative than a LHR fifth-freedom route.

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by codc10
Mon Feb 19, 2018 9:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United 737MAX-9 planned service entry - June 7th
Replies: 50
Views: 6116

Re: United 737MAX-9 planned service entry - June 7th

IAH-ANC and LAX-HNL sense given the MAX9's range advantage over the -900ER. It should result in a notable improvement in payload on those routes. IAH-ANC is being downgraded from a 757, not 739. I remember, and was a frequent customer, when CO tried IAH-ANC on the 738 about 10 years ago. That is a ...

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by codc10
Mon Feb 19, 2018 6:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United 737MAX-9 planned service entry - June 7th
Replies: 50
Views: 6116

Re: United 737MAX-9 planned service entry - June 7th

IAH-ANC and LAX-HNL sense given the MAX9's range advantage over the -900ER. It should result in a notable improvement in payload on those routes.

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by codc10
Mon Feb 19, 2018 2:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United's 234 seat 753s to debut June 7th
Replies: 14
Views: 4569

Re: United's 234 seat 753s to debut June 7th

What a sardine can. I've flown in CO/UA 753s many times, starting back when CO had just three rows of first (total seats was 222, as I recall), then when they went to a more elite-pleasing 6 rows of F (reduced cap to 216, I think). But 234 is lunacy. Seat pitch seems, at 31, to be the new norm. But...

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by codc10
Sat Feb 17, 2018 12:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet Upgrade Status - 2018
Replies: 760
Views: 98980

Re: United Fleet Upgrade Status - 2018

Well, lower costs ALWAYS makes sense as money is the driving force behind everything in business. So, my next thought is: where are the more expensive “centers of excellence” and is labor just more expensive in such locations or is it actually much better work? I get taking the low cost option, but...

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by codc10
Thu Feb 15, 2018 2:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet Upgrade Status - 2018
Replies: 760
Views: 98980

Re: United Fleet Upgrade Status - 2018

How does an airline like United select the locations for their refits, ala: Polaris? Why international centers and not domestic? Do these particular centers specialize in aircraft maintenance and refitting, is selection via a bidding process or something else? I would assume the global logistics fr...

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by codc10
Thu Feb 15, 2018 1:36 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet Upgrade Status - 2018
Replies: 760
Views: 98980

Re: United Fleet Upgrade Status - 2018

Thanks, I had just looked at the altitude and the aircraft was shown to descend about 6K feet a little after halfway to HNL. I see I posted the wrong video. I wonder if something wasn't closed tightly as the aircraft had been in SFO for 6 days. http://www.hawaiinewsnow.com/story/37498698/scariest-f...

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