LAX-AKL wouldn't make much sense for a S18 start given the seasonality of the market. LAX-CDG is very competitive with Norwegian and XL in the market for the long-haul lo-co's, plus AF, TN as incumbents and now Delta adding a LAX-CDG frequency. Not sure I see UA entering that fray. If an Atlantic ro...Jump to post
Of the three, I'm actually most interested in United - and waiting to see if/when United takes the plunge on PE. Agreed, as the PE announcement is long overdue and UA seems to be moving forward with, in general, larger/denser premium and E+ cabins on similar equipment than AA or DL. It will be inte...Jump to post
Regarding the 763s, I can't imagine that they won't keep the new Polaris 763s separate from the other two class 763s. With 14 Polaris 763s, would they be able to do something like dedicating them to LHR routes? LHR- EWR 5x, ORD 3x, IAD 3x It would be a capacity drop from IAH, but throw in DEN, when...Jump to post
Interesting choices by management here. I would have expected the reg#s in the N7501U format rather than the CO one. N76505, N47505.... guess which is the 738 and other the MAX9? Also MAX10 will start at Ship 7751 and not 7701? Odd.. :confused: Probably because the company is able to repeat the ent...Jump to post
AAvgeek744 wrote:I think I have seen this asked before but I can't recall. LY observes the Sabbath, so they cannot fly daily. How does ATC work at TLV for other airlines that are daily?
I don't know why UA is not putting Polaris on their 764s. IMO, a misunderstanding. United has no plans to install the Polaris seat on the 767-400ER fleet *at the moment*, but that should not be construed to mean United will *never* put the Polaris seat into the 764s. The company has a lot of airpla...Jump to post
Yes, its Zodiac Optima. Sorry, but this is 100% an adapted Recaro seat. Not even close to being Zodiac. It looks exactly like Polaris/Optima just with different styling to fit LH's branding language. The basics are all the same, especially obvious in the window seat pair. There might even be some w...Jump to post
I presume there is no news or rumors about getting a second kind of bed seat for transcontinental ps service- such as a slightly modified all aisle access off the shelf solution for aircraft not slated for Polaris yet fly long and sometimes premium routes. There is no 767/757 replacement coming any...Jump to post
I flew on HL7742 a year before it crashed (OZ214 @SFO) and have some cabin photos from the flight. We sat in 4D/G, the charred remains of which were visible in overhead photos of the forward section of the airplane as the top of the fuselage completely burned away. This is one of the eeriest photos ...Jump to post
The DC-10 beat the L-1011 to market, which contributed to its success in substantial part. Objectively, the L-1011 was, in many ways, a superior airliner. I think history would have been quite different if Lockheed and RR hadn't agreed on an exclusivity deal, and the 'Ten Eleven' had the JT9D or CF6...Jump to post
Officially it still is, because of the NH relationship. Sort of similar to the way DL calls AMS and CDG hubs, even though they do not operate any beyond flights.Jump to post
They can add 70 additional ERJ-175s for an additional 88 100 seat mainline aircraft. Probably the wrong thread for this question but I really don't see why the scope language cannot be re-negotiated to be: "add 70 additional E175s for an additional 88 any-sized mainline aircraft" The larg...Jump to post
Post-consolidation, the majors have greater hub redundancy which allows some, though not all, traffic to be routed over other hubs if a major connecting complex is shut down for any period of time due to a storm. The local traffic usually suffers disproportionately and that would not be mitigated at...Jump to post
A bit of news from an interview with new ANA CEO Yuji Hirako. o Seems only route will be Tokyo-Honolulu o Roughly 500 seats, including first class o Plans to become largest airline between Tokyo-Hawaii o No plans for additonal A380s. https://skift.com/2017/10/23/interview-ana-ceo-on-his-star-wars-s...Jump to post
A new engine would make this very realistic... Can they someone to build one? It could also be retrofitted onto older aircraft as well... Have a great day, I wonder if the 763ER could be revamped with the 764 main gear, possibly allowing installation of the GEnx-2B67 (105" fan)? The already re...Jump to post
A320s from where sir? And any reg# info? :bouncy: This could be what you're looking for! Airbus A320 -232 2680 N4901U United Airlines regd 16oct17, delivery 17-18oct17 SHE-NRT-ANC ex B-6275 Looks like N####U is the new registration convention going forward. Double edge sword. More availability mean...Jump to post
Just curious as to why Boeing kept the practice of a manual girt bar for arming/disarming the slide rather than an automatic one as on most aircraft today. Thank you. A major 737 customer (cough, Southwest, cough) has historically been adamantly against fundamental changes to basic systems to prese...Jump to post
I don't thiink Delta would play this game. They would want the best price period for their A321s and could care less what clause AA had with Airbus. Ironically, AA's 'most favored nation' status with Boeing was cited as a reason Airbus was able to snag AA in 2011. AA's 1996 20-year exclusive suppli...Jump to post
I find this interesting. Ua is clearly far and away the most profitable of the legacies in NYC. Now Kirby also says it is the most profitable by quite a bit in lax. How is it still getting yield that is so much lower than delta overall? I am sure delta runs up the score in its fortress hubs, but un...Jump to post
http://www.theicct.org/sites/default/files/aircraft_efftrends_carousel.jpg Can someone explain the strong progress around 1970 and the following rebound that takes 10 years to recross the 1970 line? advent of the Wide Body Airliner? I'm not sure of the exact data the chart is derived from, but my g...Jump to post
At one point, especially with Continental, the European count was much higher than only four. Really? At its peak, CO had: LHR x2 (3x for a few seasons, back to 2x now) AMS (launched 2002, 2nd flight operated ~2008, now back to 1x) CDG (cut in 2012) FRA (added in 2009, replacing a 2nd AMS frequency...Jump to post
KiloRomeoDelta wrote:On every single flight I have seen people start watching it, and halfway through start fiddling with their phones or whatever.
SK is reportedly ditching their fleet of 16 737-600 as new 320NEOs join. I wonder if there is an opportunity there? At the right price, with slimlavs and current-gen slimline seats, with no forward closet or galley unit aft of 1R, I think UA would be able accommodate 8F/108Y with E+, which could mak...Jump to post
Somewhat reminiscent of the former Terminal 6 (National Sundrome) at JFK...Jump to post
"was first curious as to what aircraft would be used on SFO-ZRH. I expected a 763 but the 787 is a great surprise! I wonder if any of the shorter transatlantic routes with upgauge to a 767 after they start. Hopefully!" No more 767's at SFO. Other then an occasional a/c sub or diversion th...Jump to post
Very sad day. I mean, not for Air Wisconsin, but we were on the road to getting rid of the CR2. While we all agree that any 50-seater is not optimal, they're still better than no airplane. I've lost track after all the shuffling of RJ operators/fleets the past few months. What is the net gain for U...Jump to post
DL's having (possible) 5th Freedom routes to CN ex-NRT sidesteps CN/KR issues that could impair ex-ICN routes to CN. DL is getting into the KE JV to exit fifth-freedom flying, among a plethora of other things. China is a critical market but don't expect to see any DL growth there ex-NRT if the JV e...Jump to post
calpsafltskeds wrote:Actually N105UA was ordered by NW 747-451 but air fleets said not delivered. Looks like UA picked it up new.
...A two-position tailskid at the rear of the aircraft. The tailskid protects longerbodied 737-800s and -900ERs against inadvertent tailstrikes during landing, which allows higher aircraft approach attitudes and lower landing speeds... In a hard landing from a bounce, doesn't the aft fuselage actua...Jump to post
When new aircraft types get fitted with Polaris, like the 767, 772, do you think will they be doing training flights for some time on EWR-SFO as the 77Ws did? (Before going into international service) I can't wait to fly a Polaris 767 because I love the size of a 767 tube. It will go into service m...Jump to post
With what aircraft? DL doesn't have many available planes, and they're using the 359 for 744 replacement, and neither DL nor AA even have long haul out of SFO, so why would they start off with a route that would cause overcapacity, and would require a large part of the fleet that can do this route?...Jump to post
DL has a lot of old school UA managers who left during BK, very innovative indeed. Not to mention the architect of Delta's post-BK NYC and greater network strategy, Glen Hauenstein, who was a longtime CO executive. The DL ranks have at least a dozen CO/UA high-ranking managers who shook out during ...Jump to post
> Up to 70 additional 76-seaters can be added if UA adds a "new small narrowbody." The NSNB is defined as a CS100, E190, or E195. Any 737 or A320 series does *not* count as a NSNB. The CS300 does not count either. Presumably, the E2 series would count, but it is not explicitly defined. Th...Jump to post
If a 737-700 can fly SNA-HNL with a full load, I would assume a 737-7 Max certainly could. ETOPS reserves and performance issues out of SNA routinely caused the UA SNA-HNL flight to be weight-restricted, limiting revenue on a high-cost route. It also did not capture enough of a premium to justify k...Jump to post
I can't remember what was changed though....been to long since iv flown it. Off the top of my head, I believe the SFP has sealed slats and increased deflection for ground spoilers. The tailskid was also modified. Not sure if the SFP includes the carbon brakes but UA 737s have that anyway regardless...Jump to post
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...Jump to post
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...Jump to post
SpaceshipDC10 wrote:Seating map of their aircraft. strangely they didn't cram as many seats as possible in Y
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.
With service to the Bahamas and Canada at PBI, South Florida (MIA/FLL/PBI) nominally qualifies.Jump to post