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by codc10
Fri Jun 15, 2018 3:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet Upgrade Status - 2018
Replies: 1149
Views: 150522

Re: United Fleet Upgrade Status - 2018

The major work that will be undertaken on the 2-cabin 763s (7 of which are slated to be retired and will not receive Polaris, all 1992/93 builds) and 764s will be adding Polaris and Premium Plus cabins. These aircraft already have an updated Y seat design and Panasonic eX3 IFE. These aircraft might ...

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by codc10
Fri Jun 15, 2018 12:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL151 ATL-LIM returning to ATL
Replies: 9
Views: 1907

Re: DL151 ATL-LIM returning to ATL

lavalampluva wrote:
If it was a mechanical issue it's good that it happened where it did. The flight just came in from STR. This event over the Atlantic could have been tragic.


Nothing about this event translates into a “tragic” outcome if it were to have taken place over water.

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by codc10
Fri Jun 15, 2018 10:34 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet Upgrade Status - 2018
Replies: 1149
Views: 150522

Re: United Fleet Upgrade Status - 2018

It looks like the 3 class 763s are looped into 3 ORD-LHR and 1 EWR-LHR round trip daily - there will be 4 units after N647UA goes into mod to replace N651UA when it is released with Polaris. We'll see if UA keeps two 763s in mod when N659UA is completed in early July. Pretty sure the reason Polaris...

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by codc10
Thu Jun 14, 2018 11:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet Upgrade Status - 2018
Replies: 1149
Views: 150522

Re: United Fleet Upgrade Status - 2018

VC10er wrote:
with just 3/4 767s with Polaris


7 in service, 9 by the end of the month if all goes according to plan. By late June/early July, that will make 12 retrofit ships (9 763, 3 772) in service, 17 (77W) delivered from the factory, and 5 (2 763 + 3 772) in mod.

Nothing to sneeze at.

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by codc10
Wed Jun 13, 2018 5:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet Upgrade Status - 2018
Replies: 1149
Views: 150522

Re: United Fleet Upgrade Status - 2018

I’ve mentioned this before and got piled on, but I swear it “seems” like Polaris aircraft fares are higher than old diamond seats! I check the seat chart to see if the Polaris ac are almost full upfront and even when they are not, the fare is much higher than an old ac interior on the same route! A...

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by codc10
Wed Jun 13, 2018 4:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet Upgrade Status - 2018
Replies: 1149
Views: 150522

Re: United Fleet Upgrade Status - 2018

I’ve mentioned this before and got piled on, but I swear it “seems” like Polaris aircraft fares are higher than old diamond seats! I check the seat chart to see if the Polaris ac are almost full upfront and even when they are not, the fare is much higher than an old ac interior on the same route! A...

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by codc10
Thu Jun 07, 2018 12:08 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA IAH-SYD starts 18 January 2018
Replies: 65
Views: 12819

Re: UA IAH-SYD starts 18 January 2018

It's not a surprise that IAH-SYD is the worst performer of UA's Australia portfolio, but the route is viewed to be 'strategic' and needs some time to mature. A reduction to 5x at the tail end of the offseason for a limited period is not a deep cut... we'll see what the schedule looks like next spring.

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by codc10
Sun Jun 03, 2018 11:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United seeks to return to JFK
Replies: 184
Views: 22915

Re: United seeks to return to JFK

They would do fine. The issue is 4 gates near capacity at the moment. Stay tuned... It's really only 3 gates for JetBlue, since they swap with AC in the afternoon on gate 17 to accommodate the YVR 787, and their space is fairly well-committed. I think any meaningful expansion for JetBlue at EWR wil...

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by codc10
Sun Jun 03, 2018 9:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United seeks to return to JFK
Replies: 184
Views: 22915

Re: United seeks to return to JFK

And competition is good for the consumer, not to mention MINT is supposedly a better product than UA's premium transcon service. JetBlue can hand United there lunch out of EWR to LAX/SFO. I don't know what they are waiting for. The NYC-LAX/SFO have loads of capacity and hourly EWR service would be ...

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by codc10
Sun Jun 03, 2018 7:31 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet Upgrade Status - 2018
Replies: 1149
Views: 150522

Re: United Fleet Upgrade Status - 2018

Very cool, thanks all for the clarification!

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by codc10
Sat Jun 02, 2018 10:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Dog found dead after cross-country DL flight
Replies: 84
Views: 6952

Re: It Appears That DL Kills Dogs, Too,

Delta will not draw nearly the public scorn of United for a similar incident, though.

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by codc10
Fri Jun 01, 2018 5:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet Upgrade Status - 2018
Replies: 1149
Views: 150522

Re: United Fleet Upgrade Status - 2018

Quick question about maintenance: I’m sitting here at a Denver airport United Club at the window. There are 2 737-800/900 one has very shiny chrome around the opening of the engine cowl like it was just polished and burnished, the other is dead flat grey. Is one new and one old? Is one just been th...

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by codc10
Fri Jun 01, 2018 2:39 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United seeks to return to JFK
Replies: 184
Views: 22915

Re: United ❤️ JFK...Now

It was such a dumb move, they gave up a ton of their NY Clientele by doing this. In fact, the only other major airline in NY that doesn't serve all of the Big 3 is WN. Problem is, they can't get back in, and they probably won't be able to unless the FAA downgrades JFK from Level 3 to something else...

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by codc10
Mon May 28, 2018 2:17 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Polaris Promise Never Matched Reality
Replies: 256
Views: 34615

Re: United Polaris Promise Never Matched Reality

One thing about the AA rollout, it replaced what truly was an inferior angle J product, which persisted in service for several years after launch. It really was a quantum leap forward. For UA, it’s not nearly such a dramatic jump.

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by codc10
Sat May 26, 2018 9:08 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: New United Club @ MSY
Replies: 20
Views: 1799

Re: New United Club @ MSY

CO long had plans for a Presidents Club at MSY, but space for an airside location was an issue.

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by codc10
Sat May 19, 2018 2:27 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet Upgrade Status - 2018
Replies: 1149
Views: 150522

Re: United Fleet Upgrade Status - 2018

I saw the OS 767 being towed to the north side earlier, was wondering what happened... ouch.

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by codc10
Fri May 18, 2018 9:54 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Illuminated Tail: how and why?
Replies: 25
Views: 4485

Re: Illuminated Tail: how and why?

Here's a shot of the embedded logo lights on the horizontal stab, visible on one of the few Eastern DC-10s.

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by codc10
Fri May 18, 2018 4:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA 767's and transpac
Replies: 19
Views: 2058

Re: UA 767's and transpac

You’re talking about 1 route. How about SFO-HKG, SFO-ICN, SFO-PVG? You’re not gonna see a 767 on those kind routes. Too small of capacity is a big one. SFO-PVG and HKG are too far for a 767 plus the demand calls for a bigger plane. HKG is a 77W. Currently SFO-PVG is served 2x daily on 787-9s by UA,...

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by codc10
Fri May 18, 2018 3:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet Upgrade Status - 2018
Replies: 1149
Views: 150522

Re: United Fleet Upgrade Status - 2018

I am going to ask, even though I believe I know the answer. Is United planning on reconfiguring the other 767s that are currently in 2 class (Diamond J) into full Polaris like the old 3 class birds? When I look at the United progress chart it confuses me as it seems to just list 14 767s to be refit...

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by codc10
Fri May 18, 2018 2:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA tells FAs to stop Sloppy Grooming
Replies: 168
Views: 19300

Re: UA tells FAs to stop Sloppy Grooming

^^^ No need for this to turn into a body-shaming thread. :thumbsdown: Here is the memo article mentions that was shared with me. I actually could not agree more. As a pilot, we are held to far more stringent dress standards than the boys and girls in the back that seemingly too often make up their o...

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by codc10
Fri May 18, 2018 2:11 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA CFO Resigns
Replies: 41
Views: 10052

Re: UA CFO Resigns

flyguy84 wrote:
Too much cost cutting when in fact he’s the one who got cut. See ya.


Unclear whether it is Kirby or Levy driving the bus on United's latest cut-to-the-bone trend.

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by codc10
Wed May 16, 2018 9:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why operating into South Lake Tahoe (TVL) by Major Air & Commuter Carriers was never profitable?
Replies: 39
Views: 3257

Re: Why operating into South Lake Tahoe (TVL) by Major Air & Commuter Carriers was never profitable?

The extension of 580 around Carson City to 50 makes getting to SLT from RNO pretty easy, barring foul weather (which would be an issue driving any other way, and definitely flying into TVL). In my book, Reno is in 2nd place when it comes to drives from major airports to ski areas (with multiple hill...

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by codc10
Wed May 16, 2018 1:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet Upgrade Status - 2018
Replies: 1149
Views: 150522

Re: United Fleet Upgrade Status - 2018

Thank you! That must have been an enormous amount of work. I truly appreciate it. When you say “reconfigurations” as in XMN, or HKG that could/does indicate Polaris installations? What is the difference between a “mod/modification” and “reconfiguration”? - I’m assuming mods are smaller jobs than a ...

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by codc10
Sun May 13, 2018 6:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Airlines Network Thread 2018
Replies: 347
Views: 43977

Re: United Airlines Network Thread 2018

I'm trying to understand these east coast changes announced this week http://www.airliners.net/forum/viewtopic.php?f=3&t=1393953&hilit=ua+east+coast . I like them, but they don't make sense. I thought I remember hearing something from UA a few months ago about banking EWR to match AA at PHL...

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by codc10
Fri May 11, 2018 3:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Airlines makes big adjustments in onboard food and beverage
Replies: 142
Views: 23796

Re: United Airlines makes big adjustments in onboard food and beverage

The food on any airlines is not only disgusting, but also downright unhealthy. If you fly often enough to care about the food, then you shouldn't eat it. Since your tastebuds are seriously disadvantaged at 35,000 ft they often put enough salt and fat in airline food to exceed your daily allowance i...

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by codc10
Thu May 10, 2018 2:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Airlines Network Thread 2018
Replies: 347
Views: 43977

Re: United Airlines Network Thread 2018

UA can grow significantly at IAD, IAH and DEN. Most growth will happen at IAH and DEN, at least as currently planned.

United’s has been trying to improve utilization of its narrowbody fleet, which is comparatively lower than AA or DL.

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by codc10
Wed May 09, 2018 11:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United adjust Mexico network - ends service to HUX, MZT, & VSA
Replies: 56
Views: 6748

Re: United adjust Mexico network - ends service to HUX, MZT, & VSA

Liberalization of the USA-MX air market and proliferation of Mexican LCCs, not to mention changing tourism dynamics, making Mexico a tough place for UA to compete.

Surprised to see LAXMEX cut.

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by codc10
Wed May 09, 2018 3:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Airlines makes big adjustments in onboard food and beverage
Replies: 142
Views: 23796

Re: United Airlines makes big adjustments in onboard food and beverage

Just a thought, as nobody has brought it up to my knowledge... Does anyone 5ink that these changes may be linked to the combative catering employees trying to unionize? Surely, that would increase catering costs by quite a lot, resulting in changes like this. United would probably be better off div...

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by codc10
Tue May 08, 2018 4:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet Upgrade Status - 2018
Replies: 1149
Views: 150522

Re: United Fleet Upgrade Status - 2018

FlightLevel360 wrote:
especially with a sCO-skewed board.


No longer the case, look it up. However, there is a retired Boeing exec still on the BOD who served one year on the CO board before the merger.

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by codc10
Mon May 07, 2018 12:07 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet Upgrade Status - 2018
Replies: 1149
Views: 150522

Re: United Fleet Upgrade Status - 2018

So is the new 767 configuration set to replace the PS 757s? That would be a lot of premium capacity for EWR-SFO/LAX but I think the configuration wouldn't be dense enough for any transatlantic purposes either. The high-J 767s are planned for international routes, with crew rest accommodation. If th...

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by codc10
Sun May 06, 2018 11:08 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet Upgrade Status - 2018
Replies: 1149
Views: 150522

Re: United Fleet Upgrade Status - 2018

I was thinking that sometime in or at the end of 2020 United would want a very consistent product across the entire fleet (especially international over water) after many years of inconsistency. Sure, if the only non-stop is a 752 with the old seats, they might be able to get away with it. But that...

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by codc10
Sat May 05, 2018 1:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA plane supporting in emergency exercise at IAD
Replies: 9
Views: 2833

Re: Heavy United Aircraft Accident At IAD

UA860 (763 GRU) and UA1532 (788 SFO) both show as arrived at the gate...

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by codc10
Thu May 03, 2018 11:07 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet Upgrade Status - 2018
Replies: 1149
Views: 150522

Re: United Fleet Upgrade Status - 2018

I didn’t see they block any seats on that route. I think a 77E can fly with full pax+bags? Correct... the only route I am aware of that is currently blocking seats on a regular basis is the IAH-SYD roundtrip due to ETOPS restrictions, currently 240 but optimal routing is 330 minutes (approval proce...

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by codc10
Wed May 02, 2018 8:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet Upgrade Status - 2018
Replies: 1149
Views: 150522

Re: United Fleet Upgrade Status - 2018

How likely is it that UA will launch very ULH flights in the next 5/6 years? Example: EWR/JNB or EWR/SIN? As much as I would love to see that are there not more viable European destinations to add growth than some of the world’s longest routes!? I think they'll probably add some more ULH from EWR a...

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by codc10
Wed May 02, 2018 4:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet Upgrade Status - 2018
Replies: 1149
Views: 150522

Re: United Fleet Upgrade Status - 2018

EWR-HKG are flown currently by 77E, why does it need 77L? It's a weight restricted flight and cannot operate at full payload. I didn’t see they block any seats on that route. I think a 77E can fly with full pax+bags? Correct... the only route I am aware of that is currently blocking seats on a regu...

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by codc10
Wed May 02, 2018 4:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet Upgrade Status - 2018
Replies: 1149
Views: 150522

Re: United Fleet Upgrade Status - 2018

I have to agree the 77L would have been a great and & interesting addition. Not only for routes such as EWR-DEL/HKG but perhaps IAH-JNB and others. Sadly it seems that ship has sailed EWR-HKG are flown currently by 77E, why does it need 77L? It's a weight restricted flight and cannot operate at...

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by codc10
Wed May 02, 2018 2:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet Upgrade Status - 2018
Replies: 1149
Views: 150522

Re: United Fleet Upgrade Status - 2018

The 19 77A’s are already all converted to “domestic/leisure” config at 364 seats. As others posted they are being used to fill the void internationally while the 77E fleet is undergoing Polaris mods. I too think there is opportunity for UA to buy some second hand 772 (A/E) equipment. Personally I’m...

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by codc10
Mon Apr 30, 2018 4:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: How large could DL grow at JFK?
Replies: 43
Views: 5017

Re: How large could DL grow at JFK?

Not bigger in my book. When it comes to ASMs, DL operation at LGA is really not that big. Summer DL ASMs at LGA are not too far off of DL ASMs at SFO. Beyond some leisure markets in Florida and hub-to-hub routes, DL's operation at LGA is pretty much all RJs. Longer hauls with larger aircraft skew A...

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by codc10
Mon Apr 30, 2018 3:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: How large could DL grow at JFK?
Replies: 43
Views: 5017

Re: How large could DL grow at JFK?

DL also has a hub at LGA, and DL's LGA hub is bigger than its SLC, LAX, and SEA hubs and its CVG, BOS, and RDU focus cities. DL has around 275 daily departures out of its LGA hub, and DL's LGA hub is bigger than its JFK hub. However, DL has nonstop service to international destinations and domestic...

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by codc10
Mon Apr 30, 2018 1:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet Upgrade Status - 2018
Replies: 1149
Views: 150522

Re: United Fleet Upgrade Status - 2018

I too think there is opportunity for UA to buy some second hand 772 (A/E) equipment. Personally I’m surprised UA hadnt considered buying some of the second hand 77L frames that have come available over the last few years. UA uses their 77E fleet on some pretty long stage lengths. One would think UA...

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by codc10
Mon Apr 30, 2018 3:06 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet Upgrade Status - 2018
Replies: 1149
Views: 150522

Re: United Fleet Upgrade Status - 2018

TPG released some photos of the 777-200's new economy product. Is it just me or does this look wider compared to other 10-abreast products? Personally I feel that the seats look quite nice, and there are quite a few options to maximize comfort in a 10-abreast setting. All last row seats (except for...

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by codc10
Fri Apr 27, 2018 1:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The Pacific market becoming UA's Achilles heel, esp in comparison with AA and DL?
Replies: 76
Views: 12989

Re: The Pacific market becoming UA's Achilles heel, esp in comparison with AA and DL?

Guam. Right now GUM is the biggest drag on UA’s Pacific network. On the earnings call, it was acknowledged that if GUM is backed out, the Pacific region results were positive. It’s hoped that the headwinds are temporary, but the company is still restructuring the operation to reduce capacity and co...

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by codc10
Fri Apr 27, 2018 1:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United DC-10 International Routes?
Replies: 34
Views: 4415

Re: United DC-10 International Routes?

AFAIK, only the DC-10-30s ended up in the Pacific network beyond HNL, operating flights like HNL-NRT-SEL/BKK/HKG/TPE. The DC-10-10s mostly stayed in the domestic/mainland network.

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by codc10
Fri Apr 27, 2018 11:04 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The Pacific market becoming UA's Achilles heel, esp in comparison with AA and DL?
Replies: 76
Views: 12989

Re: The Pacific market becoming UA's Achilles heel, esp in comparison with AA and DL?

Guam. Right now GUM is the biggest drag on UA’s Pacific network. On the earnings call, it was acknowledged that if GUM is backed out, the Pacific region results were positive. It’s hoped that the headwinds are temporary, but the company is still restructuring the operation to reduce capacity and cos...

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by codc10
Thu Apr 26, 2018 4:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet Upgrade Status - 2018
Replies: 1149
Views: 150522

Re: United Fleet Upgrade Status - 2018

HeeseokKoo wrote:
So no bulkhead wall between F and Y were the reason UA could add 2 more rows of Y+ on that side (6-9 more Y+ than previous config with the same total seats). The other side has a lavatory anyway on 739.


Should also allow for a full recline in 5EF, too.

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by codc10
Wed Apr 25, 2018 9:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Who will fill LGB 12 open slots in September?
Replies: 151
Views: 15502

Re: Who will fill LGB 12 open slots in September?

I don't see UA going into LGB, but if they do, I would expect DEN since the intra-CA routes have proven to be a bloodbath.

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by codc10
Wed Apr 25, 2018 2:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet Upgrade Status - 2018
Replies: 1149
Views: 150522

Re: United Fleet Upgrade Status - 2018

not sure why UA's Y product has dropped so much below Y products on DL's A319/320 and B737's. It is just another reason why DL is for a US carrier a premium airline Don't know what you mean by that. On nearly every comparable mission, UA and DL's Y product – hard and soft – is identical or so-simil...

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by codc10
Tue Apr 24, 2018 10:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet Upgrade Status - 2018
Replies: 1149
Views: 150522

Re: United Fleet Upgrade Status - 2018

I, Like VC10er, am excited about the used busses.....Very versatile aircraft, great plane for moving a city pair from RJ to mainline. I’m fairly certain there will be more than 20 coming from U2. A lot more than that will be needed to justify the major expense of supporting the new engine type. Uno...

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by codc10
Tue Apr 24, 2018 3:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet Upgrade Status - 2018
Replies: 1149
Views: 150522

Re: United Fleet Upgrade Status - 2018

It made me wonder if canceling that huge offer of discounted 737G’s was a good idea or not. It definitely smaller inside but when renovated looked very nice. (Still, I prefer the UA Airbus) - Although very excited to fly the MAX. It wasn't canceled; converted to 737 MAX variants plus 4 737-800s (al...

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by codc10
Fri Apr 20, 2018 11:16 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Polaris Promise Never Matched Reality
Replies: 256
Views: 34615

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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