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by codc10
Sat Aug 19, 2017 11:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet Upgrade Status - 2017
Replies: 1139
Views: 179371

Re: United Fleet Upgrade Status - 2017

Man, the 789 are on some longgggg routes. The 788 on the other hand is on a bunch of mid haul / shorter long haul. UA has both PW and GE 772ERs doing some pretty long trips as well. EWR-HKG and ORD-HKG would rank in the top 5 longest routes on the 789 list. http://www.gcmap.com/mapui?P=ewr-hkg,+ord...

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by codc10
Wed Aug 16, 2017 3:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: NFL's Patriots Buy Two 767s ?!?
Replies: 149
Views: 22096

Re: NFL's Patriots Buy Two 767s ?!?

If they want to charter it out, some kind of arrangement with a proper 121 carrier will have to happen, of course. Pats are apparently using Team 125, Inc., a startup (in-house) operation pursuant to FAR Part 125. Part 125 precludes the use of aircraft on the certificate for pure charter work, as s...

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by codc10
Sat Aug 12, 2017 2:00 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: World Airways' "big plans for the future" - October 1980
Replies: 4
Views: 2360

Re: World Airways' "big plans for the future" - October 1980

SpaceshipDC10 wrote:
Seating map of their aircraft. strangely they didn't cram as many seats as possible in Y


World had dense Y cabins. 3-4-3 in Y on the DC-10s was one more seat than the standard 2-5-2 of the era (or 2-4-2 of a decade earlier)>

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by codc10
Thu Aug 03, 2017 9:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: CommutAir to add 21 add'l E145s for United; accelerate Dash-8 retirement
Replies: 31
Views: 4207

Re: CommutAir to add 21 add'l E145s for United; accelerate Dash-8 retirement

Most of the ERJs will replace the remaining 16 Q200s, which are 37-seat turboprops. The 50-seat ERJs will be a capacity increase.

The 5 oddball Q300s were already slated to leave the C5 fleet this year... total of 21 frames, essentially a one-for-one exchange, plus flying C5 has taken over from XE.

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by codc10
Tue Aug 01, 2017 8:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Denver expansion continues - 26 new gates
Replies: 71
Views: 8348

Re: Denver expansion continues - 26 new gates

jetmatt777 wrote:
This already happens to a small degree towards the east, but the contractor still works those flights. .


I believe this is below-the-wing, as UAL employees staff already staff the Express operation ATW, as far as I know.

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by codc10
Tue Aug 01, 2017 5:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Is the Bay Area the only region in the US to have three Int'l airports?
Replies: 89
Views: 9377

Re: Is the Bay Area the only region in the US to have three Int'l airports?

With service to the Bahamas and Canada at PBI, South Florida (MIA/FLL/PBI) nominally qualifies.

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by codc10
Tue Aug 01, 2017 3:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Denver expansion continues - 26 new gates
Replies: 71
Views: 8348

Re: Denver expansion continues - 26 new gates

I imagine this is in addition to the four gate expansion at the west end of B that is currently operational (no structural expansion, just long modular walkways to the jetbridges). This is part of a aggressive expansion by airlines there - United is planning a 50% expansion Is that for real? Expandi...

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by codc10
Wed Jul 26, 2017 10:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet Upgrade Status - 2017
Replies: 1139
Views: 179371

Re: United Fleet Upgrade Status - 2017

VC10er wrote:
That club (which was a PMUA club)


The club opened post-merger in 2014 with the new design standard, though it was always in development as a UA lounge.

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by codc10
Wed Jul 26, 2017 4:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 17 years to the day of AF 4590
Replies: 15
Views: 3713

Re: 17 years to the day of AF 4590

greg85 wrote:
Ahhhh, the good old days. When there was no problem, as long as you didn't talk about it.


Right, those were the good old days, with dramatically higher fatality rates per million departures than we enjoy today in the days of widespread CRM and better safety culture...

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by codc10
Tue Jul 25, 2017 5:55 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Extremely rare runway configurations
Replies: 99
Views: 10419

Re: Extremely rare runway configurations

I should also note that I am watching a La Compagnie 757 land on 11 at EWR as we speak...

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by codc10
Tue Jul 25, 2017 5:07 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Extremely rare runway configurations
Replies: 99
Views: 10419

Re: Extremely rare runway configurations

I should amend my statement to say that I have never seen any takeoffs from 11 at EWR, but from what I've read some have said that it is possible. I see a few have said they've never seen 11 departures -- on the contrary, has anyone seen one? It happens, but is rare, and usually only when winds or ...

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by codc10
Sat Jul 22, 2017 5:36 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumor: UA to revamp ORD-Asia schedule, add ORD-ICN & KIX
Replies: 19
Views: 4987

Re: Rumor: UA to revamp ORD-Asia schedule, add ORD-ICN & KIX

Not holding my breath on any of this. NRT timing is to connect to NH flights beyond Tokyo while PEK would require a different slot... not easy to do. ICN would be a great add but KIX is questionable.

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by codc10
Thu Jul 20, 2017 5:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet Upgrade Status - 2017
Replies: 1139
Views: 179371

Re: United Fleet Upgrade Status - 2017

Its exciting to see these upgrades on the F class 767s. I'm assuming the two class ones (some of which were very recently upgraded) will be done as well at some point? We can only hope. It would seem the goal is to reconfigure the three-cabin 767/777s before moving to any other fleets. My guess is ...

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by codc10
Wed Jul 12, 2017 10:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet Upgrade Status - 2017
Replies: 1139
Views: 179371

Re: United Fleet Upgrade Status - 2017

now here is my question regarding the 767-300. Will Economy get new seats and a real AVOD system??? (3-class) It won't be like the IPTE mod where they quit work on the Y side of the curtain. The previous set of two class mods gutted the entire cabin, installed new sidewalls, bins, seats, AVOD, in s...

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by codc10
Wed Jul 12, 2017 6:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet Upgrade Status - 2017
Replies: 1139
Views: 179371

Re: United Fleet Upgrade Status - 2017

IIRC, the seats on the 777, 787-8/9/10 will be the same width. If they go 1-2-1 on the 787 (as suggested), they won't be. An alternating 1-2-1, 1-1-1 arrangement was mocked up by Acumen, but I don't think it achieves the density UA is looking for. I'm interested to try the 767 seats in service, bec...

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by codc10
Tue Jul 11, 2017 6:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet Upgrade Status - 2017
Replies: 1139
Views: 179371

Re: United Fleet Upgrade Status - 2017

Here we go! 767 refurb: https://www.united.com/web/format/img/travel/aircraft/767/767_300_B6A-R2_7_2017.jpg https://www.united.com/web/en-US/content/travel/inflight/aircraft/767/300ER/default.aspx Looks like the FA rest seats move to the last two rows of the airplane... on non-augmented 763 flights...

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by codc10
Mon Jul 10, 2017 2:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet Upgrade Status - 2017
Replies: 1139
Views: 179371

Re: United Fleet Upgrade Status - 2017

What's the deal with 77W fleet right now and slack? For example 2136 did EWR-SJU-EWR. This afternoon it did a reposition flight to IAH and is now doing a IAH-HNL round trip that is 10+ hours late. Looks as if it is being used an emergency sub for a 772??? From what I have seen it seems like there a...

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by codc10
Tue Jul 04, 2017 3:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet Upgrade Status - 2017
Replies: 1139
Views: 179371

Re: United Fleet Upgrade Status - 2017

I'm hoping for more widebodies to be brought back into the domestic system to meet existing or future demand without clogging up the airspace/airports with more and more high frequency narrowbody ops. That's pretty much what happened with the 10 'A-market' 777-222s which were recently converted fro...

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by codc10
Sat Jul 01, 2017 12:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet Upgrade Status - 2017
Replies: 1139
Views: 179371

Re: United Fleet Upgrade Status - 2017

CONTACREW wrote:
This is a loss for the sub CO NTA/NLS base who loses the NRT trip (6 day for NTA 3 day for NLS) but an increase in flying for the sub UA EWR base.


This shouldn't matter by 2035 when the FA group can transition to a unified scheduling platform...

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by codc10
Fri Jun 30, 2017 5:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA South America hub post-MIA pre-CO?
Replies: 18
Views: 3198

Re: UA South America hub post-MIA pre-CO?

I struggle to call UA at MIA a 'hub' in the conventional sense. While the schedule was designed to facilitate connections to UAL hubs, it rarely consisted of more than 20-25 daily departures (about half WB), and the destinations served ex-MIA were strong local markets.

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by codc10
Thu Jun 29, 2017 2:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Aspen VS Eagle-Vail
Replies: 20
Views: 2456

Re: Aspen VS Eagle-Vail

EGE primarily serves the Vail Valley market but is sometimes positioned as an alternative to ASE especially for East Coasters who wish to avoid a connection or the drive from DEN. ASE has many more flights per day than EGE, though to fewer (and nearer) destinations. It's highway driving down I-70 to...

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by codc10
Tue Jun 27, 2017 2:04 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Widebody Gates at DEN
Replies: 7
Views: 1432

Re: Widebody Gates at DEN

B30/32, B34/36, B38ab, B42ab are Group V/Code E gates which can handle 747s simultaneously, with dual-bridge loading. B also has at least a dozen Group IV/Code D gates for 757/767-size aircraft on both sides.

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by codc10
Mon Jun 26, 2017 1:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet Upgrade Status - 2017
Replies: 1139
Views: 179371

Re: United Fleet Upgrade Status - 2017

777-300 (77W) new delivery: N2341U delivered - entered SEA Induction 2685/23Jun #10 delivered, remaining 4 all ready for delivery in PAE If they are ready, why isn't UA sending one to SFO for induction to speed up the process? No capacity at SFO? I thought at least one other unit was inducted at SF...

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by codc10
Fri Jun 23, 2017 2:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet Upgrade Status - 2017
Replies: 1139
Views: 179371

Re: United Fleet Upgrade Status - 2017

N644UA and N660UA are in HKG and expected to be the first receiving Polaris as part of the 2 class conversion. There are 12 more 3 class 763s that should follow, but unclear at what pace. There are 21 763s already in 2 class configuration with sCO lie-flat style seats up front. I have no idea what ...

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by codc10
Thu Jun 22, 2017 11:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DOT: Top US - Intl Air Routes And Airport Gateways
Replies: 52
Views: 9126

Re: DOT: Top US - Intl Air Routes And Airport Gateways

Interesting to note that in the top 10 US gateways list, UA has hubs at 5 ( EWR, SFO, ORD, IAH, IAD) plus a focus city of LAX, while AA has hubs at 4 of them ( ORD, DFW, MIA, JFK). DL only has a hub at 1 ( ATL) of the top ten gateways. UA at LAX is a hub in every sense, as is DL at JFK/LAX and AA a...

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by codc10
Thu Jun 22, 2017 9:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DHL orders additional A330-300 P2F
Replies: 51
Views: 9218

Re: DHL orders additional A330-300 P2F

It would seem that AA has a few (9) candidates for P2F conversion leaving the fleet in the next few years...

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by codc10
Thu Jun 22, 2017 9:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet Upgrade Status - 2017
Replies: 1139
Views: 179371

Re: United Fleet Upgrade Status - 2017

Here is a neat progress tracker, along with start dates for the different types of a/c. http://view.ceros.com/united/polaris-tracker-desktop-4/p/3?utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=170621_UADL_15109_Polaris777SFONRT_C000015109&utm_source=Corporate%20Initiative_Corporate%20Initiative&utm_con...

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by codc10
Sun Jun 18, 2017 10:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The Mighty 757
Replies: 191
Views: 25504

Re: The Mighty 757

PEK777 wrote:
the tooling that Boeing still has


The tooling, along with the rest of the final assembly line for the 757, is either gone or repurposed for 737 production. This would only be about 5% of the logistical challenge for reopening the 757 line... ain't happening.

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by codc10
Thu Jun 15, 2017 4:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet Upgrade Status - 2017
Replies: 1139
Views: 179371

Re: United Fleet Upgrade Status - 2017

BG777300ER wrote:
777-8 to replace all 772ERs


It would surprise me if the 777-8 is ever built. Way too much airplane for the missions on which UA deploys the 77E. 787-9/10 seems like a good fit to replace them eventually.

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by codc10
Wed Jun 14, 2017 8:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Adding Seats (from previous announcements)
Replies: 20
Views: 5014

Re: United Adding Seats

Sean-SAN- wrote:
Looks like Levy continues to bring his old Allegiant philosophy to United!


Even though every 'densification' mod was planned and underway before Levy arrived...

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by codc10
Thu Jun 08, 2017 11:13 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA Adds Daily DEN-RIC
Replies: 34
Views: 7091

Re: UA Adds Daily DEN-RIC

ElroyJetson wrote:
Note that UA quickly upgraded this flight to a A319 and it has been doing very well. RIC has always been underserved in my opinion. Good for UA.


Mix of 175/319/320 service. The route appears to be a success.

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by codc10
Wed Jun 07, 2017 12:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet Upgrade Status - 2017
Replies: 1139
Views: 179371

Re: United Fleet Upgrade Status - 2017

Must have hit a significant issue as it's still there on June 7. Amazingly poor process for UA on these 77W's. What's 5-6 months of lost time in aggregate of 77W flying cost vs. 744 operating costs + capital costs of having both? Millions I'd guess. It seems UA planned for this contingency by not s...

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by codc10
Wed Jun 07, 2017 12:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet Upgrade Status - 2017
Replies: 1139
Views: 179371

Re: United Fleet Upgrade Status - 2017

It looks like 2136 took 4 days at SEA for induction so maybe ready by the weekend? N2639U has a scheduled completion date of June 3. Must have hit a significant issue as it's still there on June 7. Amazingly poor process for UA on these 77W's. What's 5-6 months of lost time in aggregate of 77W flyi...

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by codc10
Wed Jun 07, 2017 12:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DEN Great Hall Project Update
Replies: 168
Views: 13890

Re: DEN Great Hall Project Update

With the expansion of self-service options, full-length ticket counters on the E/W sides of the Jeppesen building are redundant even for projected pax growth. The "island" style design of the proposal provides counter space for expansion while allowing the entire facility to fit in a 50% s...

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by codc10
Tue Jun 06, 2017 9:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Jetblue talks about 321lrs across the Atlantic with a twist
Replies: 74
Views: 19237

Re: Jetblue talks about 321lrs across the Atlantic with a twist

I'd be surprised to see B6 on JFK-LHR, given the superior schedules of the competition (AA+BA/DL+VS) coupled with the substantial investment required for commercially-viable slots, only to operate small-gauge aircraft. IMO, DUB/SNN/CDG/AMS/BRU/MAD/BCN/LIS are more realistic.

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by codc10
Tue Jun 06, 2017 12:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA Captain's Hat Symbols
Replies: 3
Views: 1144

Re: Airline Captain Hat Symbols

Aka "scrambled eggs"when stitched with the traditional gold thread...

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by codc10
Mon Jun 05, 2017 9:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The future of 50 seat RJs
Replies: 70
Views: 2807

Re: The Future of the CRJ

Or will Bombardier ever try to revamp the line to better compete with the likes of the ERJ-170/175 and the E2? They did. It's called the CSeries. Bombardier got a lot of mileage out of the basic CL-600, but its cross-section and configuration put it at a disadvantage to larger, more modern designs,...

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by codc10
Mon May 22, 2017 8:25 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Airports with only one 747 pax service left
Replies: 67
Views: 6930

Re: Airports with only one 747 pax service left

EWR also gets 1x weekly 747 from LY in addition to the daily 748 on LH (which I just rode this morning).

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by codc10
Sun May 14, 2017 3:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: OAG Changes 5/14/2017: DL Adds JFK-GIG, SLC-FLL/IND; UP Drops MCO-FPO; Big UA Fall Change
Replies: 49
Views: 10251

Re: OAG Changes 5/14/2017: DL Adds JFK-GIG, SLC-FLL/IND; UP Drops MCO-FPO; Big UA Fall Change

*DL SLC-FLL DEC 0>1.0 JAN 0>1.0 UA BOS-CLE SEP 3>4 UA EWR-FLL SEP 7>5 OCT 7>5 UA EWR-MCO SEP 9>8 OCT 9>8 UA EWR-MIA SEP 5>4 UA EWR-PBI SEP 6>4 OCT 6>5 Thanks as always on enilria. Called it on DL response to B6's SLC-FLL :P Boy that was quick. UA's EWR-Florida reductions, combined with B6's reducti...

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by codc10
Fri May 12, 2017 8:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: How is UA doing with its deep China flights?
Replies: 21
Views: 5176

Re: How is UA doing with its deep China flights?

UA secondary China service is viewed as "strategic" and developmental in nature, as is normal with such routes, so an expectation of profits within the first five years or so of service is not often reasonable. Subsidies help offset these losses until routes (and the markets they serve) ma...

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by codc10
Thu May 11, 2017 1:57 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: L-1011 & DC-10 doors opening in case of emergency
Replies: 14
Views: 2698

Re: L-1011 & DC-10 doors opening in case of emergency

Subject to confirmation regarding the other two aircraft types, while on the L-1011 all Type A doors were electrically actuated, on the DC-10 and B767 that was only true for 1L. 2L was also electrically actuated on the Ten, usually from a panel at the adjacent jumpseat. 767s with two Type A doors f...

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by codc10
Tue May 09, 2017 12:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: USGlobal (AKA Baltia Air), "Plans" SWF-Europe
Replies: 18
Views: 2615

Re: USGlobal (AKA Baltia Air), "Plans" SWF-Europe

The penny stock scam continues.

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by codc10
Mon May 08, 2017 5:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Airlines Increases Service Between San Francisco and 18 Destinations
Replies: 100
Views: 16782

Re: United Airlines Increases Service Between San Francisco and 18 Destinations

MIflyer12 wrote:
If they're not growing ASMs, by definition adds to SFO are cuts from somewhere else.


UA is growing 2Q domestic ASM 4.5 to 5.5%, and 2.5-3.5% systemwide.

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by codc10
Tue May 02, 2017 1:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LGA - wide bodies
Replies: 13
Views: 2911

Re: LGA - wide bodies

Delta's drop-dead spec on the 767-400 was the ability to fit in existing Code D/Group IV gates (170.6-171' max), which limited span to relatively minor modifications of the basic 767 wing. This was primarily to allow for LGA operations, which at the time had daily 767 service. CO and other carriers ...

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by codc10
Thu Apr 27, 2017 9:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SAS Sells two slots at LHR
Replies: 121
Views: 24463

Re: SAS Sells two slots at LHR

That argument doesn't seem to be working for WN at DAL. Gates are the issue at DAL, coupled with a lack of supply. WN has the overwhelming majority of DAL slots and is not interested in selling. The other companies with slots lack the gates to service their flights, hence the inability to add more....

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by codc10
Thu Apr 27, 2017 7:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SAS Sells two slots at LHR
Replies: 121
Views: 24463

Re: SAS Sells two slots at LHR

I understand the issues in DAL. I am just saying: "Other companies have access to the gates once they hit the open market. WN either outbid others for them or pulled the trigger sooner." is true in Dallas. So how is it "not working"? LHR gates are largely common-use, so if a car...

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by codc10
Thu Apr 27, 2017 5:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SAS Sells two slots at LHR
Replies: 121
Views: 24463

Re: SAS Sells two slots at LHR

That argument doesn't seem to be working for WN at DAL. Gates are the issue at DAL, coupled with a lack of supply. WN has the overwhelming majority of DAL slots and is not interested in selling. The other companies with slots lack the gates to service their flights, hence the inability to add more....

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by codc10
Thu Apr 27, 2017 3:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SAS Sells two slots at LHR
Replies: 121
Views: 24463

Re: SAS Sells two slots at LHR

That argument doesn't seem to be working for WN at DAL. Gates are the issue at DAL, coupled with a lack of supply. WN has the overwhelming majority of DAL slots and is not interested in selling. The other companies with slots lack the gates to service their flights, hence the inability to add more.

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by codc10
Thu Apr 27, 2017 3:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United outlines changes to make flying "friendly" again
Replies: 99
Views: 8481

Re: United outlines changes to make flying "friendly" again

of course it was written by lawyers. If you were CEO you too would have the lawyers review and refine language. Especially when the company is looking at multi-millions of dollars of exposure in connection with Dr. Dao's lawsuit. The combination of the public outcry, nature of the incident and the ...

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by codc10
Thu Apr 27, 2017 12:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SAS Sells two slots at LHR
Replies: 121
Views: 24463

Re: SAS Sells two slots at LHR

cledaybuck wrote:
I'm surprised this is allowed. What was the point of making BA/AA divest slots to get their ATI/JV if they can just acquire more?


Other companies have access to the slots once they hit the open market. AA either outbid others for them or pulled the trigger sooner.

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