Yup, Skywest used legacy XJT and ASA to gain more profitable routs for Skywest while pushing all of the less profitable 50 seat routs onto XJT. I worked there for nearly 20 years and watched a great company be torn apart by Skywest. Every time we made progress or get close to being profitable we wo...Jump to post
Kiwirob wrote:N14AZ wrote:Correct me if I’m wrong- this is the year 2018. And they are still producing the IL96?!?!
Buy that token why are Boeing still producing 737’s and 747’s designs which are considerably older?
A Jet Blue and Alaska merger certainly could lead to become a mega carrier as that merged carrier will certainly seek new hubs and routes. But I doubt if DOT will approve such a merger, they may not even approve a code share between them. And Southwest is the largest domestic airline and is certain...Jump to post
By definition, there are four (mainline) legacies: AA, DL, UA, AS. this seems to be more of a long-shot wishlist than a question requiring analysis... AS is a legacy airline but it’s no ‘mega carrier’ As far as potential combinations go it’s not a wishlist, personally I think it’s unlikely but I’m ...Jump to post
TVNWZ wrote:OP looking for enlightened tips. Mostly gets ridicule. Pathetic.
How is this the best use of the limited aircraft given they are still flying 50 seaters over 1,000 miles in many cases? Many cases of the 145 used over 1,000 miles? Nope. Not anymore. There are many, or several, however you want to define it, but it's more than a few. From the March 2019 schedule t...Jump to post
Kind of surprised UA has enough slack in the E175 fleet to commit to an all e-jet operation at PAE. Could just be a placeholder I guess, or not. On a side note, looks like mainline is returning to the morning SBA-DEN departure March 31st. They still have 20 175sc on order that have not yet been all...Jump to post
For everyone complaining about the current state of EWR, Do you live there? Its an Airport, Your there for a few hours. Your will survive. Once JFK and LGA are completed, you might see EWR completely redone. JFK and LGA completed??? Is that ever going to happen? Have you been anywhere near LGA rece...Jump to post
Why is this news? Boeing delivers hundreds of 737’s per year.Jump to post
[photoid][/photoid] Here is a long article on the hatemonger Carlson https://www.cjr.org/the_profile/tucker-carlson.php It sounds like he makes a lot of noise, puts a lot of words together, yells, but never actually says anything. And people seem to love him for it. Says a lot, doesn't it? You clear...Jump to post
It’s absolutely insane how bad the safety record is for this airline. Blows my mind anyone would step on one of their aircraft. How unsafe can a plane that is 2 months old be. This sounds like a problem with the airplane. They should have been flying on auto pilot 8 minutes into the flight. They al...Jump to post
It’s absolutely insane how bad the safety record is for this airline. Blows my mind anyone would step on one of their aircraft.Jump to post
Varsity1 wrote:Fedex is the top pilot job on earth.
Preemo, Top dog, head honcho.
Speaking of BKL, trouble at OneJet. Are they out of funds? I hope Ultimate Air is still a separate entity and not part of OneJet yet so that it could be separate from this and continue to prosper at BKL...and hopefully add LGA and MDW. http://www.post-gazette.com/local/region/2018/08/10/OneJet-subj...Jump to post
an A320 from Tianjin to Haikou got under attack by a hailstorm when cruising at an altitude of 9,800 a misfortune that led to the plane's frontal outer windshield smashed and its nose damaged You don't get under attack by a hailstorm, you fly into it. Therefore it's not a misfortune but a misjudgem...Jump to post
A few years ago we were leaving Aruba on AA and we must have crawled for 30 minutes to taxi to the runway. This was during another contract slowdown. There was no other takeoff traffic at the airport. The pilots were applying brakes to keep the plane extra slow as the idle thrust threatened to achi...Jump to post
PEK777 wrote:They will continue to operate only erj135's as they do in any market from ABQ to YYZ. For prestige purposes only, they will operate the LA and SFO transcons on their flagship crj200's with 2 first class seats, reserved for entitled UA employees only.
I mean if one is booking domestic F and its not possible on a UA 50 seater, they will decide to book alternatives if possible. The problem isn't just flying to small markets. Take for example LAX-AUS, UA is all regional, AA, DL and WN are all mainline and this is a 3hr flight, not some short hop. W...Jump to post
Thanks for preparing this. It highlights UA's disappointing reliance on 50-seat RJs. I'd like to fly UA but won't spend half my paid F journey in a CRJ when DL and AA can get me to a place like CHA without downgrading en route. UA isn’t going to put a 73G or 319 on a route that doesn’t have the dem...Jump to post
[photoid][/photoid] man. pathetic % mainline numbers. I know united has always been thought of as a "regional heavy" airline. But this thread really points it out. Thanks for creating these threads. Oh is it? Take a look at the other threads and notice 40% mainline at ORD for American, 44%...Jump to post
I learned to fly on 9L (though I solo-ed on 9R) and remember the days of the beautiful SAA planes landing on those long finals starting over Weston! I am most interested to see if/how the DXB flights will be impacted. We fly that route often and have quickly come to love that flight, the service an...Jump to post
Galwayman wrote:There’s no ‘feud’ - it’s EK’s market big time , the others are way behind
flyguy84 wrote:Nobody to blame by this ‘president!’ He’s too busy creating chaos in the Middle East which is having a direct impact on oil prices. But hey, it’s good for his oil company buddies.
I don't want to be pendantic, but I do not think there is currently a 787 base at IAH of any kind. That base was moved to IAD last year. Currently the only 787 operations from IAH is a 789 that runs IAH-SYD in a W pattern with LAX. I don't work for UA, but I assume those crews are either LAX or SFO...Jump to post
jonnyclam123 wrote:They restart Eastern Airlines with a hub in DTW.
Maybe you should add the word “passenger” somewhere since they’re still building the 767. Not to be overly pedantic, but Boeing is building the KC-46 Pegasus, a military cargo/tanker variant. The 767 is clearly a passenger plane, so there's really no need to add the word, "passenger." The...Jump to post
They came from Delta.
End of thread.
UA has updated their summer schedule. Frequencies aren't much different from last summer, but capacity is up. Lots of 739's in the schedule and mainline to IAD. Also the Airbuses are gone; maybe that means there's hope of keeping the 737 crew base a while longer. It’s been a few years since UA has ...Jump to post
That's why UA should get the A321 and CR9 to aid in upgauging routes. The CS100, E190, or more A319s would be good to, but not sure of their intent in that regard. My numbers for the present were from their December 2017 Cargo timetable, and are probably wrong on two counts, I had to average 737-70...Jump to post
And my first thought is that operating such very heavy aircraft for few passengers will send ticket prices way up. As electricity will be a fraction of the cost of jet fuel so it doesn't matter if the aircraft is larger. The electric plane will be much cheaper to run. Electric motors have less movi...Jump to post
...even with just United Express. Upguagung certainly could be a part of that, but I can’t imagine it will get them there alone. I did a quick and dirty, 5-minute web search and found a few upgrade opportunities for UA out of DEN. What I would personally consider major markets out of DEN still see ...Jump to post
YYZ-SEA recently went A320 on AC, but it still really doesn't seem like a huge route. If Toronto gets the Amazon HQ2, that changes things, but as it stands, that's a long flight that would rely on almost all O/D. DL from LAX would probably make a lot more sense, that is an absolutely massive route ...Jump to post
UA has reduced CLE-BOS to two flights on weekdays through May, although June and out still shows three. Dummy booking or real schedule? I suspect they are fine tuning the hubs and will address things like CLE-BOS with whatever crew time and equipment is left. MKE is still listed also; I figured tha...Jump to post