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by codc10
Tue Jun 27, 2017 2:04 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Widebody Gates at DEN
Replies: 7
Views: 1338

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: 883
Views: 134342

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: 883
Views: 134342

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: 51
Views: 8166

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: 34
Views: 5306

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: 883
Views: 134342

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: 183
Views: 23032

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: 883
Views: 134342

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: 4916

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: 7015

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: 883
Views: 134342

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: 883
Views: 134342

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: 14
Views: 2082

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: 18936

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: 1111

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 the CRJ
Replies: 54
Views: 10124

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: 6760

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: 10103

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: 5109

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: 2590

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: 2542

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: 16496

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: 2876

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: 24213

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: 24213

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: 24213

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: 24213

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: 8364

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: 24213

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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by codc10
Wed Apr 26, 2017 2:16 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Clubs in EWR changes?
Replies: 4
Views: 859

Re: United Clubs in EWR changes?

cosyr wrote:
Also, does anyone know exactly where the old President's Club was on C2, before the C3 concourse was built?


Used to be between 106 and 108.

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by codc10
Fri Apr 21, 2017 2:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Scott Kirby: Leaving New York’s JFK ‘Was the Wrong Decision’
Replies: 152
Views: 26740

Re: Scott Kirby: Leaving New York’s JFK ‘Was the Wrong Decision’

there were some gates traded in Terminal B... Those are PANYNJ common-use gates UA negotiated for and shares with Spirit... DL had preferential use of them in connection with the NW merger but mostly used them as RON pads. Once the slot restrictions came down, UA pushed for use of the gates essenti...

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by codc10
Fri Apr 21, 2017 12:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Scott Kirby: Leaving New York’s JFK ‘Was the Wrong Decision’
Replies: 152
Views: 26740

Re: Scott Kirby: Leaving New York’s JFK ‘Was the Wrong Decision’

That's not how I read it. It seemed clear that is point was about the overall contribution of JFK transcons to the broader network - not NYC specifically. Indeed, the example he apparently referenced were corporate accounts that were, likely, primarily LAX- and SFO-originating. Moving p.s. out of J...

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by codc10
Thu Apr 20, 2017 3:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet Upgrade Status - 2017
Replies: 883
Views: 134342

Re: United Fleet Upgrade Status - 2017

Why won't they deploy 773s on LAX-EWR :[ Purchased to fly high capacity long range international routes. Haha, I meant while they use them to fly SFO-EWR. SFO-EWR is more premium for United and crews on either end are flying the airplane in international service too. LAX probably won't see the 77W ...

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by codc10
Wed Apr 19, 2017 12:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet Upgrade Status - 2017
Replies: 883
Views: 134342

Re: United Fleet Upgrade Status - 2017

77W N59034 (the future N2534U) UA207 BOSFO 19Apr N2135U Ferried UA2833 SEADEN 19Apr Finally things are happening on the 77W front. Three more are delivery ready pending Polaris, three others predelivery flight testing, One mid FAL, one in pieces next in line for FAL. Leaving just one to go. Is 2135...

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by codc10
Tue Apr 18, 2017 4:16 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Earnings Call 18 April
Replies: 81
Views: 11744

Re: United Earnings Call 18 April

How old are their B757s because I flew on 3 last year (NCL-EWR,EWR-SFO&EWR-NCL) and they felled tried and on one flight the IFE wasn't working. Plus if the MOM is launched would United order it and how many would they order? The oldest is 1998 (N502UA) and the youngest (N19141) is a 2000 build ...

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by codc10
Mon Apr 17, 2017 2:29 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA's ongoing PR issues
Replies: 206
Views: 19182

Re: UA's Latest Cringeworthy moment.

The only cringeworthy part of this is watching the guy try to justify his behavior during the interview.

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by codc10
Sun Apr 16, 2017 3:53 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Airlines Has Fake Values
Replies: 49
Views: 7890

Re: United Airlines Has Fake Values

To say nothing of the unprofessional response and escalation of tension led by the three glorified bouncers who boarded the plane, IMO, this whole episode is the boiling-over result of years of mistreatment of employees by management at United, not to mention a nasty pilot strike, Allegis, failed ES...

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by codc10
Fri Apr 07, 2017 3:13 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet Upgrade Status - 2017
Replies: 883
Views: 134342

Re: United Fleet Upgrade Status - 2017

I wonder if a 787 pilot domicile will open at IAD?

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by codc10
Wed Apr 05, 2017 2:28 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet Upgrade Status - 2017
Replies: 883
Views: 134342

Re: United Fleet Upgrade Status - 2017

GUM base flying will see adjustments. 3 aircraft to be returned to US mainland effective November. Since 2014, United has canned GUM-CNS/ICN/HIJ/KIJ/OKJ/OKA and HKG-SGN while not adding much more than PVG and some additional frequencies in the Micronesia network. If I had to guess, I'd wager UA is ...

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by codc10
Tue Apr 04, 2017 3:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UNITED, new NYC area outdoor advertising
Replies: 59
Views: 2191

Re: UNITED, new NYC area outdoor advertising

Back to topic... the new UA ads look an awful lot like Prudential's latest work. So much that I almost have to do a double-take when I see an example of either. It's good to see UA back on the offensive in New York for the first time since the CO days, but I think the campaign leaves something to be...

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by codc10
Sun Mar 26, 2017 12:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet Upgrade Status - 2017
Replies: 883
Views: 134342

Re: United Fleet Upgrade Status - 2017

I see that one of the 77Ws has been put into short term storage at Boeing waiting for seats. With the Polaris seats running behind schedule it was said there is a chance the 747 might stick around a little longer than October. Will be interesting to see how this all plays out. I don't think the sea...

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by codc10
Thu Mar 23, 2017 10:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet Upgrade Status - 2017
Replies: 883
Views: 134342

Re: United Fleet Upgrade Status - 2017

73G: N12754 exited INT 2799//23Mar with slimlines/new F seats 738: N11206 exited INT 2796/22Mar with slimlines/scoimitars Wondering if INT is being scaled back. Only 2 units there at this point. How many more units need slimlines/scimitars? Has the new F seat program started on the non-Copa 737s ye...

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by codc10
Thu Mar 23, 2017 3:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Any US airports where major airlines turn out or powerback from gate?
Replies: 36
Views: 5095

Re: Any US airports where major airlines turn out or powerback from gate?

Powerbacks are prohibited at UAL, as the entire fleet has underwing engine pods which increases risk for FOD ingestion and injuries to ramp crew. Powerouts are permitted at certain gates without obstructions where the bridge can be pulled clear of the wingspan but are rarely used in practice.

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by codc10
Wed Mar 22, 2017 7:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: B6 BOS-RSW...why so many flights?
Replies: 43
Views: 4821

Re: B6 BOS-RSW...why so many flights?

Not that it's particularly germane, but RSW also draws heavily from the Midwest.

In the 90s DL had on-again-off-again MD-88 LGA-RSW service, usually no more than 1-2x/day in season.

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by codc10
Wed Mar 22, 2017 4:35 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet Upgrade Status - 2017
Replies: 883
Views: 134342

Re: United Fleet Upgrade Status - 2017

I'm sure UA would have loved to commence Polaris retrofits this quickly, but seeing how much difficulty Zodiac is having with meeting delivery commitments for the 77W fleet, it would seem the ship is slowly pulling out of port on the 767 mods.

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by codc10
Mon Mar 20, 2017 6:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: US/UK banning electronics in cabin from multiple Middle East/African countries
Replies: 412
Views: 37802

Re: Royal Jordanian banning electronics in cabin on US flights

This is a bigger deal than RJ. Stay tuned.

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by codc10
Sat Mar 18, 2017 6:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Gates/operations at EWR
Replies: 41
Views: 4792

Re: Gates/operations at EWR

PA is in lease negotiations with carriers right now, hoping DL moves to this new facility and UA could move their Express operation to B-1. Closer to Terminal C, and there would be easier connections for those who arrive at B from International flights. UA wants the majority of gates on new A, and ...

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by codc10
Sat Mar 18, 2017 3:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Gates/operations at EWR
Replies: 41
Views: 4792

Re: Gates/operations at EWR

Aren't 40/41 Delta gates that they subleased to united and spirit ? They were PANYNJ common-use gates of which DL had preferential use, in an arrangement dating from the NW merger. DL did not have exclusive rights to the gates like it does for others on the B-1 rotunda. UA has been asking the Port ...

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by codc10
Fri Mar 17, 2017 7:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Gates/operations at EWR
Replies: 41
Views: 4792

Re: Gates/operations at EWR

B40/41 are Port Authority common use gates that United requested preferential use of. Spirit is also using 41 for its 4 daily flights. Today UA operated 4 flights from 41 and 3 from gate 40. Previously, these were DL preferential use gates, and before that they were NW gates. A jetbridge was recentl...

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by codc10
Thu Mar 16, 2017 5:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet Upgrade Status - 2017
Replies: 883
Views: 134342

Re: United Fleet Upgrade Status - 2017

Does anyone know if there are different flavors of slimline seats on UA planes? In terms of the leatherette "signature" seats, 737s, refit 767s, refit 777s, and 787s have one seat model, Airbii have another seat model, large RJs have a third seat model, and it appears 757s are getting new...

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