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by jayunited
Thu Feb 22, 2018 1:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The A380 and US airlines: Too late or still a chance?
Replies: 50
Views: 5681

Re: The A380 and US airlines: Too late or still a chance?

The multi-hub, generally not slot-restricted model of US airline operations is a poor fit for an A380-size aircraft. There are only a few routes worldwide flown by US carriers where additional capacity couldn't be added through additional 787/A350/777 frequencies, with lower risk and vastly more fl...

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by jayunited
Wed Feb 21, 2018 1:25 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New burgeoning business market in the US?
Replies: 32
Views: 3104

Re: New burgeoning business market in the US?

Obviously you're not old enough to remember when it was nothing to see 5 start ups in one year but that is no longer possible because the US3 are so much bigger and more powerful than airlines were back in the late 70's and early 80's Most start ups in those years were pretty successful for at leas...

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by jayunited
Tue Feb 20, 2018 10:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Polaris Promise Never Matched Reality
Replies: 127
Views: 11536

Re: United Polaris Promise Never Matched Reality

As almost 20-year 1K, I agree that the broader Polaris hype has not matched reality. In my book, they indeed over promised and under delivered. Some fatal mistakes made imo were; o Way too heavily marketed the new seat which bulk of customers wont see for years. They since have backed of the seat m...

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by jayunited
Fri Feb 16, 2018 2:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Leahy: A380 could have had better engine technology
Replies: 154
Views: 16994

Re: Leahy: A380 could have had better engine technology

Was Boeing just that good at covering their steps and hiding their desire to expand the use of composite in aircraft like the 787 or where their signs that Airbus miss and could have used in their A380. How were they blindsided by the 787 perhaps it is a topic for another thread but it is a very in...

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by jayunited
Fri Feb 16, 2018 2:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Leahy: A380 could have had better engine technology
Replies: 154
Views: 16994

Re: Leahy: A380 could have had better engine technology

Not my fault the A380 didn't sell better, it was the engine manufacturers fault, it's not fair.... I must have missed him saying that. Can you point to him saying that is the reason it didn't sell? I think he is just voicing his disappointment that the engine OEMs told him there is no new engine te...

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by jayunited
Wed Feb 14, 2018 2:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta wants to be the launch customer for 797
Replies: 171
Views: 23888

Re: Delta wants to be the launch customer for 797

DL may very will be the launch customer but I also think both AA and UA would be right there with their own order for the 797. As a result of the merger with CO, UA became the U.S. launch customer for the 787 program and operated that fleet type for a few years before AA obtained their first frame. ...

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by jayunited
Fri Feb 09, 2018 1:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA To Fly Boeing 777-300ER between EWR and FRA
Replies: 17
Views: 4259

Re: UA To Fly Boeing 777-300ER between EWR and FRA

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This topic is already being discussed in the United Airlines network thread and was announced over 2 weeks ago. In addition to EWR-FRA, SFO-LHR 1x and SFO-TLV are being upguaged to 77Ws.
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by jayunited
Thu Feb 08, 2018 11:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AS, B6, UA & WN fight WA State's new sick leave law
Replies: 67
Views: 5772

Re: AS, B6, UA & WN fight WA State's new sick leave law

Everyone does realize the labor contracts at the airlines prevent giving out bonuses above a certain threshold to prevent favoring one labor group over another? Heck, they're capped on new hire bonuses (for if labor is that dear, pay everyone what they are worth). Yes, I'm aware of profit sharing i...

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by jayunited
Thu Feb 08, 2018 9:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AS, B6, UA & WN fight WA State's new sick leave law
Replies: 67
Views: 5772

Re: AS, B6, UA & WN fight WA State's new sick leave law

After reading this thread I think both sides have valid points, it is a bad look when multi-billion dollar companies make a big deal about 6.5 paid sick days especially when companies like UA already provides sick day and allow employees to bank those sick days year over year. In fact depending on t...

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by jayunited
Tue Feb 06, 2018 12:31 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why does UA fly the 757 to LHR?
Replies: 64
Views: 11061

Re: Why does UA fly the 757 to LHR?

United does have partners at LHR, all the star alliance airlines are its partners. The LH group of airlines not only feed UA in BRU, FRA. VIE and ZRH but LHR too. LHR is one of the biggest European destinations for the LH group airlines. When Lufthansa merged with BMI British midland airlines it ac...

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by jayunited
Mon Feb 05, 2018 2:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why does UA fly the 757 to LHR?
Replies: 64
Views: 11061

Re: Why does UA fly the 757 to LHR?

Okay yes, all airlines fight for space at LHR, but I didnt really expect LH to fly a 380 for the 85 minute flight to LHR. I thought of long-haul differently, especially New York to London. New York has a metro population of 23 million, London 14 million. These are two of the largest metropolitan ar...

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by jayunited
Sat Feb 03, 2018 3:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Airlines Network Thread 2018
Replies: 209
Views: 25114

Re: United Airlines Network Thread 2018

That is very interesting to read Jayunited! I would think that major airlines like United would have very tight relationships with the FAA and would be able to cut through the red tape quicker given their clout? Being able to fill 10 to 50 seats would add up to a lot of money on those routes. I und...

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by jayunited
Thu Feb 01, 2018 10:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Airlines Network Thread 2018
Replies: 209
Views: 25114

Re: United Airlines Network Thread 2018

I'm not sure if this deserves its own individual thread so I decided to post it to UA's network thread. I just found out that early this week UA has begun conducting exercises with the FAA for ETOPS 240 certification. Although the 789 and 77W have been certified by the FAA for up to 330 minutes each...

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by jayunited
Thu Feb 01, 2018 4:41 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Star Alliance's EWR Fortress Hub
Replies: 63
Views: 7552

Re: Star Alliance's EWR Fortress Hub

UA's size in the overall New York market isn't the issue. Kirby acknowledged that UA lost some business on the California side as a result of closing the JFK station. The problem arises in having to go back to corporate customers to sell them on EWR when there may be a preference for JFK, and compe...

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by jayunited
Wed Jan 31, 2018 10:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Star Alliance's EWR Fortress Hub
Replies: 63
Views: 7552

Re: Star Alliance's EWR Fortress Hub

Since Star is marketing relationship, that is precisely why it behooves to keep the client within the group and not channel them to 3rd parties needlessly. Sure the volume and revenue might be negligible individual basis, but a 100 passengers here, a 100 passengers there do add up. For a Star clien...

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by jayunited
Tue Jan 30, 2018 12:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet Upgrade Status - 2018
Replies: 271
Views: 40254

Re: United Fleet Upgrade Status - 2018

Too bad that article didn’t have pictures:-( I’m very curious to find out how this new magical comfort feature works on my lower back and butt! I am really hoping that my less-than-love feeling I have for a 737 changes. I’m a very visual oriented person and United’s new interiors are very pretty an...

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by jayunited
Mon Jan 29, 2018 12:35 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Airlines Network Thread 2018
Replies: 209
Views: 25114

Re: United Airlines Network Thread 2018

Like DEN, IAH only has NRT over the pacific. It’s hard to imagine a route like PVG being placed at DEN over IAH because IAH is so much larger a local market to China. That said there aren’t any free frequencies right now so it’s moot. I understand it is a moot point now but once again I'm talking a...

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by jayunited
Sun Jan 28, 2018 4:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Airlines Network Thread 2018
Replies: 209
Views: 25114

Re: United Airlines Network Thread 2018

DEN's future focus, especially with Scott Kirby from AA now at United will be building it into a domestic connecting powerhouse, similiar to CLT with lots of connecting traffic and a domestic short to medium haul focus. It probably won't be anywhere near CLT in scale, but DEN along with IAH and ORD...

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by jayunited
Sun Jan 28, 2018 4:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United to downsize its Guam operation
Replies: 28
Views: 8844

Re: United to downsize its Guam operation

One of the most disruptive aspects of the GUM “downsizing” is the loss of WB flights between NRT and GUM in terms of cargo (as you mention above). Most cargo from ConUS actually flows over JP. The HNL-GUM flight is mostly mail. 77H The 777s return to the NRT-GUM the first week of February the downg...

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by jayunited
Sun Jan 28, 2018 12:07 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Airlines Network Thread 2018
Replies: 209
Views: 25114

Re: United Airlines Network Thread 2018

There aren’t currently. UA would need to use one of their existing frequencies. With UA canceling GUM-PVG was that route utilizing a zone 1 frequency or did UA utilize some type of exemption to operate the twice weekly flight? Sorry for all the questions I'm just curios as to what hurdles UA would ...

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by jayunited
Sat Jan 27, 2018 11:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Airlines Network Thread 2018
Replies: 209
Views: 25114

Re: United Airlines Network Thread 2018

United management for the past year has been talking about wanting to grow DEN in terms of both O&D and connecting traffic. However one major problem I see with UA's plan is the lack of international flights on UA metal from DEN. I know later this year UA is adding seasonal service between DEN a...

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by jayunited
Sat Jan 27, 2018 3:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United to downsize its Guam operation
Replies: 28
Views: 8844

Re: United to downsize its Guam operation

Link/Source: https://worldairlinenews.com/2018/01/27/united-to-downsize-its-guam-operation/ "United Airlines inherited the Micronesia and Guam route map from Continental Airlines. United is now following through on its plans to downsize its presence at Guam." "The carrier will drop t...

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by jayunited
Fri Jan 26, 2018 1:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet Upgrade Status - 2018
Replies: 271
Views: 40254

Re: United Fleet Upgrade Status - 2018

7,756 units! And more when the A350’s start coming. That is an astonishing amount of money. Airlines are a very expensive business to run and be competitive. What a contract the manufacturer (Zodiac?) won! Too bad they were off to such a slow start. Yesterday UA did a live earnings event for employ...

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by jayunited
Fri Jan 26, 2018 1:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates Announces non stop flights to EWR
Replies: 126
Views: 16365

Re: Emirates Announces non stop flights to EWR

There’s no way UA adds secondary India. Those plans go back to Continental in a different time and a different place. I’m not saying EK is going to chase them off the nonstop route, But United would be doing what nobody else has done successfully in adding More India. AI has added more India I don'...

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by jayunited
Thu Jan 25, 2018 7:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United posts 2017 net-income 2.1 billion
Replies: 58
Views: 8757

Re: United posts 2017 net-income 2.1 billion

Most employees are getting about half the profit sharing this year compared to last year and UA made more money. Alot of unhappy people working at UA today!! Your profit sharing was much larger last year because overall you made less money last year. This year many employee groups per their contrac...

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by jayunited
Tue Jan 23, 2018 6:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet Upgrade Status - 2018
Replies: 271
Views: 40254

Re: United Fleet Upgrade Status - 2018

Besides the fact that the PW 752 is more plane than UA needed for almost all the routes it flew, UA was in a cut routes mode at the time. Whether or not cutting routes at that time made sense, they were planning to get rid of some 752's, so the opted to get rid of some with resale value, rather tha...

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by jayunited
Tue Jan 23, 2018 1:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Where will UAL fly their 787-10s?
Replies: 23
Views: 6327

Re: Where will UAL fly there 787-10's?

I imagine ORD, EWR, and possibly IAD will be the main hubs that the 78J will fly out of. ORD and EWR to help bolster the presence of Polaris (which the 78Js will have) while IAD has a lot of TATL flights where it can fit in nicely. Edit: Route-wise, probably ORD/EWR-LHR/FRA/MUC/CDG/BRU/ZRH I'm not ...

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by jayunited
Mon Jan 22, 2018 6:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet Upgrade Status - 2018
Replies: 271
Views: 40254

Re: United Fleet Upgrade Status - 2018

763: N656UA sked to exit HKG 2817/22Jan with Polaris/2 class and winglets. I don't see another unit replacing it in HKG yet. I'm showing N643UA should be going to HKG on tomorrow (January 23). Flight numbers will be UA 2819-23 ORD - HNL, and UA 2820-24 HNL-HKG. I'm not sure if it is going in for Po...

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by jayunited
Mon Jan 22, 2018 1:27 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Airlines Network Thread 2018
Replies: 209
Views: 25114

Re: United Airlines Network Thread 2018

Almost EK like growth on SFO-TLV! From 3x week 789 to daily 788 to 77W! Is TLV going all 77W then? I'm shocked that SFO-TLV is going 77W, I know demand on this route is high for both passengers and cargo which is why I expected UA to place a 789 on this route. I never thought UA would go from a 788...

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by jayunited
Wed Jan 17, 2018 3:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA FA merger integration complaint
Replies: 64
Views: 7876

Re: UA FA merger integration complaint

I do want to clarify one thing: United determines what the level of F/A staffing per aircraft will be beyond FAA minimums, however there IS contract language for understaffing. In other words, if a 2-class 767 that UA chooses to staff with a maximum of 8 F/A’s happens to be dispatched with a full p...

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by jayunited
Wed Jan 17, 2018 2:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why doesn't US have more holiday leisure airlines?
Replies: 248
Views: 17368

Re: Why doesn't US have more holiday leisure airlines?

We also don't get the same amount of vacation time here in the US that our European counterparts do. Four weeks is a pretty standard amount of vacation time for Europeans, no? That's what we *top out* at here in the US if we're *lucky*. Personally, I've been in my professional career now for more t...

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by jayunited
Tue Jan 16, 2018 7:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA FA merger integration complaint
Replies: 64
Views: 7876

Re: UA FA merger integration complaint

I completely understand what the flight attendant in the article is saying and it is completely unfair to senior flight attendants especially at SFO and LAX and to some extent IAD and EWR. As much as I would like to blame Smisek for this issue I think the AFA is also to blame because for the first f...

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by jayunited
Tue Jan 16, 2018 2:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Could UA fly EWR-SIN with B789?
Replies: 14
Views: 4776

Re: Could UA fly EWR-SIN with B789?

Even with a A359ULR, it's questionable if one has a Y cabin. SQ plans only a J and W cabin. PER to LHR and IAH to SYD are at the edge of the range. A better option would be a direct flight SYD-IAH-EWR or SIN-LAX or SFO-EWR on the same plane (thinking akin to how AC does SYD-YVR-YYZ on the same plan...

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by jayunited
Tue Jan 16, 2018 2:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet Upgrade Status - 2018
Replies: 271
Views: 40254

Re: United Fleet Upgrade Status - 2018

The below depends on purchase of additional widebody aircraft that would come with Polaris installed. 763/789/7810/77W or MoM (depending on MoM configuration). My guess would be that the current 2 class 763ERs would allow the retirement of the 15 sUA 752s. Being more versatile than the premium heav...

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by jayunited
Mon Jan 15, 2018 6:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA 990 significant diversion for medical issue
Replies: 10
Views: 3533

Re: UA 990 significant diversion for medical issue

UA 990 SFO-CDG diverted to IAD last night owing to a medical issue. It was a good 200 miles north of PQI when it diverted. Why not divert to JFK or BOS? https://www.washingtonpost.com/local/airliner-headed-to-paris-changes-course-lands-at-dulles/2018/01/15/0f21294e-f9b6-11e7-a46b-a3614530bd87_story...

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by jayunited
Mon Jan 15, 2018 3:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Airlines Network Thread 2018
Replies: 209
Views: 25114

Re: United Airlines Network Thread 2018

Will Denver become a superhub like Charlotte for AA or Atlanta for DL? How is United hampered (or not) by its lack of large 600+ flight hubs like AA and DL have? United has started to grow again at Los Angeles and Washington Dulles, two airports Airliners.net has often rumored are to be cut as hubs...

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by jayunited
Fri Jan 12, 2018 3:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Flight Global Names Delta World's Most on Time Airline
Replies: 18
Views: 2303

Re: Flight Global Names Delta World's Most on Time Airline

DL is an impressive airline just look at their profits they just announced for all of 2017 very impressive. However the on time date and cancellation data is skewed and everyone in the industry know this. We know DL leaves gates early even at their hubs sometimes leaving connecting passengers behind...

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by jayunited
Mon Jan 08, 2018 2:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why use widebodies for domestic flights?
Replies: 100
Views: 14694

Re: Why use widebodies for domestic flights?

A moot point starting today...all 737s. Actually it is not a moot point the domestic 777's return to the ORD-SFO route late February and UA does run widebodies on other hub to hub routes. Placing widebodies on hub routes frees up narrowbody aircraft especially during peak travel seasons instead of ...

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by jayunited
Sun Jan 07, 2018 9:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Upcoming Boeing 777X operators
Replies: 73
Views: 10729

Re: Upcoming Boeing 777X operators

United Airlines needs to replace part of its Boeing 777-200ER and can be replaced by B77W, so the high density destinations from Asia to San Francisco, such as Taipei, Beijing, Shanghai, Tokyo, Seoul and Hong Kong are ideal to be operated by the Boeing 777-9X, and with the Boeing 777-8X direct flig...

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by jayunited
Thu Dec 28, 2017 1:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA accused of bumping F passenger for congresswoman
Replies: 112
Views: 20039

Re: UA accused of bumping F passenger for congresswoman

You're making this up as both the passenger and UA gave a detailed account of what happened and didn't mention another booking onto a different segment once. That's also the problem with UA's story; this woman cancelling the second leg of her trip makes no sense at all. On the other side UA cancell...

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by jayunited
Tue Dec 26, 2017 3:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA accused of bumping F passenger for congresswoman
Replies: 112
Views: 20039

Re: UA accused of bumping F passenger for congresswoman

Honestly, showing that the corporate system says it was "cancelled via app", which I had noticed, is not enough, nor has the detail I suggested be provided. Would it be wrong to release that level of detail, or say that they shared that level of detail with her, not that "our systems...

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by jayunited
Mon Dec 25, 2017 2:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA accused of bumping F passenger for congresswoman
Replies: 112
Views: 20039

Re: UA accused of bumping F passenger for congresswoman

Let us not forget UA has a disturbing history and several executives fired over the 'chairman's flight' for the Chair of the Board of Directors of the Port Authority of NY & NJ to curry favorable treatment by the PANYNJ for airport operations at EWR. No one in politics should get 'special' trea...

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by jayunited
Tue Dec 19, 2017 10:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: CX announces HKG-IAD with A350-1000
Replies: 77
Views: 21388

Re: CX to launch IAD

Somewhat of a rough departure time at 1:15am. Not much open at IAD at that time....not even sure the BA lounge would be open. I agree both the arrival time into IAD 22.00 and the departure time of 01:15 are rough. This flight isn't timed for connections they are hopping to attract O&D but I won...

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by jayunited
Tue Dec 19, 2017 10:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Has UA888 SFO-PEK Been Downgraded To 772?
Replies: 5
Views: 1299

Re: Has UA888 SFO-PEK Been Downgraded To 772?

The down gauge is not permanent the 77W will return to the route on January 18.

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by jayunited
Sun Dec 17, 2017 3:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: OAG Changes 12/17/2017: AA Adds MIA-BON, AS Shrinks SEA-LAX/SFO, DL Shrinks in LAX; DY Drops BOS-CPH/OSL, Adds JFK-AMS
Replies: 80
Views: 15649

Re: OAG Changes 12/17/2017: AA Adds MIA-BON, AS Shrinks SEA-LAX/SFO, DL Shrinks in LAX; DY Drops BOS-CPH/OSL, Adds JFK-

Not sure about the DL situation, but UA has been down 1-2 gates at a time for the past two years or so during its terminal project, which should wrap this spring. For the first time in a while they'll be back to 'full strength' in terms of T7/8 real estate, which allows for these adds, mostly with ...

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by jayunited
Sat Dec 16, 2017 9:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA starts 5th route to Colombia: CTG
Replies: 4
Views: 1319

Re: AA starts 5th route to Colombia: CTG

I really hope Cartagena doesn’t get discovered by the beach holiday / spring break crowd. It’s far too lovely and the people far too welcoming for it to become spoiled... Unfortunately starting next year some cruise lines with their mega ships (over 5,000 passengers) will start making Cartagena a p...

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by jayunited
Wed Dec 13, 2017 9:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: United announces SFO-PPT
Replies: 148
Views: 21586

Re: Updated: United announces SFO-PPT

UA is taking big chances and gambling with their future. I will tell you this, WHEN the world economy tanks next, UA, with all of these high profile and exotic new routes AND expensive new planes, will be the most exposed and in for a world of hurt. This is not my arm chair opinion but those of exp...

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by jayunited
Wed Dec 13, 2017 12:03 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: United announces SFO-PPT
Replies: 148
Views: 21586

Re: United 787 route announcement - Weds Dec 13th

Its good to be back at work after a vacation and a health scare, I've been off work for the past 2+ months I have no idea what the new route will be but Willis Tower is definitely buzzing with people trying to figure out what this new route. The past few international routes UA has announce they kep...

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by jayunited
Thu Nov 02, 2017 11:39 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: United Airlines discriminates based on nationality
Replies: 42
Views: 3856

Re: United Airlines discriminates based on nationality

Yes, well I didn't ask them to charge me in GBP. I did the whole booking in dollars and at the last moment, instead of just taking payment like every other airline I have every used they forced me to enter my address and used this as an excuse to change everything into pounds and double the airfare...

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by jayunited
Wed Nov 01, 2017 7:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Doug Parker on United's Lack of a Southeast Hub
Replies: 196
Views: 20715

Re: Doug Parker on United's Lack of a Southeast Hub

RDU is their best bet if this were something they wanted to address. Several people have proposed RDU as UA's best option and that was the first options that came to my mind when I started reading this thread, however the problem I see with it becoming a reality is IAD. UA needs to do one of two th...

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