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
Single pilot in 15 years? You realize they are building “brand new” 737’s that can’t even automatically turn on the anti-icing system? You’re dreaming. What is being built today is irrelevant. What could be built with not much effort is what matters. In less that 10 years people will be used to tra...Jump to post
Dont know if United is getting profits or not, but even if United wanted to remove the route, it cannot, because this route is not seasonal type route. Its always full. Apparently it is so full, that captain has to leave 2-3 containers behind sometimes in order not to cross MTOW, since its a 200ER....Jump to post
I have not read any information on where did that last UA 747 fly to after its last commercial flight to HNL. Nor have I seen pictures of of UA747s parked in the dessert. Any information on the fate of the UA 747s would be interesting. I flew them a lot... Mmmmmm. Dessert. Now I want some cake, cho...Jump to post
Full electric propulsion with a 500nm range and a 2-3hour charge time will transform the sector. Single pilot operations will eventually come. They would have to first prove the plane could do everything itself from takeoff to landing. In 15-20 years we will definitely have 50 seater electric plane...Jump to post
Not only is there no such thing as heavy freezing fog, but it wasn’t even in the EGLL taf. Fog was certainly in the TAFs before I went to bed last night, And it was definitely borne out by the METARS EGLL 190020Z 26002KT 2500 R27R/0350 BR BCFG NSC 00/M00 Q1034 BECMG 1400 EGLL 190050Z 22001KT 1400 R...Jump to post
Not only is there no such thing as heavy freezing fog, but it wasn’t even in the EGLL taf.Jump to post
Just cus an airplane can get to 510 doesn’t mean it’s optimal. Ask those pinnacle pilots about going to 410 in their RJ Don’t confuse “suboptimal” with what happened to Pinnacle 3701. That altitude could have very well been the best altitude for that day if they would have followed standard operati...Jump to post
TWA772LR wrote:Hopefully this means some 175s for ExpressJet: bigger revenue potential to offset the higher cost associated with the airframe.
AA stronger in Texas, than UA. Personally, I would say it's AA, then WN, then UA when it comes to flights within Texas. A huge amount of airports in Texas are AA only anyway (CLL, TYR, ABI...just to name a few). On a side note for GRK, though, 5x for AA, 2x for UA, and 1x for DL, yet DL still has j...Jump to post
The three United Express E135s pass through CLE regularly on routes to and from BOS, EWR, IAH and more. ExpressJet has crew and maintenance bases at CLE which probably has something to do with it. The 135’s never regularly come through Cleveland. They are used in the smaller Houston markets and all...Jump to post
[code][/code] The three United Express E135s pass through CLE regularly on routes to and from BOS, EWR, IAH and more. ExpressJet has crew and maintenance bases at CLE which probably has something to do with it. The 135’s never regularly come through Cleveland. They are used in the smaller Houston ma...Jump to post
I have never been on any of the ERJ-135/140/145s and I really wish we'd see some out west in the UA system. I've heard such mild-to-great reviews of them, and I'm stuck on a crappy SkyWest CRJ-200 way too often. Any E-Jet >> CRJ-200. Yeah there's aerodynamic noise at cruise - that's what Bose headp...Jump to post
727200 wrote:Could the original poster be part of a union or union sympathetic? The added comments sure sound like union propaganda.
NichCage wrote:It seems like no other airline is doing this other than United. I don't think air quality would be a reason to suspend DEL, as I bet no other airline will.
I think the 140's can get out of HXD with opspec revisions (no TODRx1.25/75 margins). 4300ft at sea level shouldn't be too difficult for a light RJ. Unfortunately it is not that easy. These RJ's lack slats, meaning their takeoff and one-engine out scenarios spec means they need a long runway. Add e...Jump to post
blogdoguib wrote:what money did united airlines lose with the b747-400?
I don't think so. Crappy CRJ-200s to replaced with Envoy E140/E145s. An upgrade, actually. You realize American just lost an entire pilot group to its competitor during a time when finding regional pilots is being challenging at best? It’s completely a loss to American. More flying for us at Envoy....Jump to post