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by intotheair
Wed May 24, 2017 2:44 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why Is BUR Unpopular?
Replies: 50
Views: 8693

Re: Why Is BUR Unpopular?

What I'm saying is that if the demand were really there, the passenger numbers wouldn't have declined from 5.9 million in '06 to 4.1 million last year. Demand actually appears to be going down at BUR. If that demand were so strong, we'd see mainline on SLC/PHX-BUR and a return of DFW/ATL-BUR. I thi...

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by intotheair
Tue May 23, 2017 5:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Brussels Airlines getting seven used A330-300's
Replies: 54
Views: 11370

Re: Brussels Airlines getting seven used A330-300's

SN-MD11 wrote:
On the other hand, this closes the door for a new route to the U.S West Coast.


This isn't true is it? Plenty of A330s are on routes longer than BRU-LAX/SFO. And SK currently flies an A333 on LAX-ARN, which is only about 100 miles shy of LAX-BRU.

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by intotheair
Mon May 22, 2017 6:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Brussels Airlines getting seven used A330-300's
Replies: 54
Views: 11370

Re: Brussels Airlines orders new A330-300 equipment

My guess is they will replace at least some of the oldest frames that have two digit serial numbers. Those are some of the first A330s ever built and were in the Sabena fleet (most with lives even before that with Air Inter!) Should be interesting to see what they do to the cabins too. Maybe a true ...

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by intotheair
Sat May 20, 2017 8:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United working to replace P.S. with "United Coast"
Replies: 77
Views: 14309

Re: United working to replace P.S. with "United Coast"

I am not a fan of the name, though perhaps it'll grow on me. Some of my first thoughts when I first saw it: > Let's hope the engines don't "coast" on arrival! > Let's hope UA isn't "coasting" on the once great p.s. reputation! > The United Coast — isn't that what they'll call the...

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by intotheair
Thu May 18, 2017 3:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Heathrow Expansion Likely to be Approved
Replies: 67
Views: 7222

Re: Heathrow Expansion Likely to be Approved

I don't see this thread lasting long. But I also don't see how they will still be able to get major projects like this done so long as Brexit is going to continue to gum up the works and May continues to spout off her slogans without much of a detailed plan.

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by intotheair
Thu May 18, 2017 10:58 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet Upgrade Status - 2017
Replies: 696
Views: 99069

Re: United Fleet Upgrade Status - 2017

I'm still very concerned about all these delays. Sure, the design of the seat looks nice, but if they can't even get them onto 14 new build planes on time, how are they going to be able to refurbish the whole widebody fleet? If I were UA, I would seriously be thinking about figuring out some way to ...

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by intotheair
Thu May 18, 2017 9:50 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: "Welcome on board, this is your king speaking ... "
Replies: 79
Views: 10207

Re: "Welcome on board, this is your king speaking ... "

I actually think there's something sweet about the king flying a nationally-built plane on the national airline. It would obviously be a different security situation if it were NL's PM, but if it's a constitutional monarch, who cares? Compared to some other monarchs, at least he's doing something se...

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by intotheair
Thu May 18, 2017 9:42 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta LAX Terminal Plans Revealed
Replies: 408
Views: 104518

Re: Delta LAX Terminal Plans Revealed

I'm not too thrilled about booking my next flight on DL out of LAX knowing that I will probably have to fly out of T3. Sure, I don't think T5 was really all that great — there wasn't enough seating, and it took forever to get coffee from the Coffee Bean. I'm also not much of a fan of Lemonade. But I...

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by intotheair
Thu May 18, 2017 1:34 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Alaska Airlines Flying from Paine Field
Replies: 121
Views: 14612

Re: New Alaska Airlines Flying from Paine Field

I would love to see AS' Airbus fleet pick up a few flights out of PAE. :stirthepot:

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by intotheair
Tue May 16, 2017 11:24 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Did the Concorde "fail"?
Replies: 68
Views: 6628

Re: Did the Concorde "fail"?

I am so jealous of those of you who had the privilege of flying the Concorde! The closest I ever got to it was seeing it at the apron at LHR and then later at the museum in Chantilly. I, like many on here, are somewhat skeptical about Boom Technologies' attempts to build a similar aircraft, though t...

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by intotheair
Tue May 16, 2017 10:03 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: FL And Pax From Other Catchment Areas
Replies: 9
Views: 1007

Re: FL And Pax From Other Catchment Areas

BVA is a bad example but many of those airports serve better other regions. For instance, CRL serves Lille (which is quite a large city) very well. LIL has a very small and limited airport, so CRL offers +100 non-stop destinations for people in Lille. MXP might be a pain the ass for Milan passenger...

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by intotheair
Tue May 16, 2017 6:25 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The end of scheduled A345 service?
Replies: 54
Views: 9785

Re: The death of the A345?

I guess I should consider myself lucky that I got to fly the A345 on SIN-LAX. The flight was probably too long, and I think it's better to break up routes like that into a layover for personal sanity's sake, but the A340 is such a beautiful plane. Will be sad to see them all gone before you know it...

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by intotheair
Tue May 16, 2017 6:02 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United's future International Expansion
Replies: 100
Views: 15668

Re: United's future International Expansion

2019 will be the year ORD gets some love. T5 will have 9 new gates and there will be a UA/AA turf war for the prime 1pm to 6pm time. Given 2.5 flights times 9 gates opens up 22ish flights that will go fast (along with other airlines and more Pre-clearance that will add a few more flights). ORD coul...

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by intotheair
Tue May 16, 2017 2:57 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The end of scheduled A345 service?
Replies: 54
Views: 9785

Re: The death of the A345?

I guess I should consider myself lucky that I got to fly the A345 on SIN-LAX. The flight was probably too long, and I think it's better to break up routes like that into a layover for personal sanity's sake, but the A340 is such a beautiful plane. Will be sad to see them all gone before you know it.

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by intotheair
Tue May 16, 2017 1:56 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: UA Domestic 777 Seat Layout
Replies: 7
Views: 1214

Re: UA Domestic 777 Seat Layout

All window seats on all Airbus and Boeing narrowbody aircraft involve climbing over two neighbours. Ding, Ding. One option is HA. It's two stops but the first leg is on an E-175, the second on an A330-200 and third on a HA 717. UA is a better option because it's cheaper but only if it's 2-4-2. I'm ...

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by intotheair
Tue May 16, 2017 12:52 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why is United being indecisive with fleet plans?
Replies: 45
Views: 8476

Re: Why is United being indecisive with fleet plans?

While I would love to see the CSeries in UA colors, I don't think it will happen. You can make plenty of arguments for why it makes sense on paper (scope expansion, reducing reliance on 50 seaters) but Kirby or Levy made some comment fairly recently about how they didn't see an economic case for a 1...

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by intotheair
Tue May 16, 2017 12:26 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: FL And Pax From Other Catchment Areas
Replies: 9
Views: 1007

Re: FL And Pax From Other Catchment Areas

Thinking outside the US, what about all those fake airports out in the sticks from where FR, U2, et al operate? Those European ULCCs have been able to cheaply open up former WWII airfields outside major cities and attract passengers with very low fares. Nevermind the fact that there's a good chance ...

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by intotheair
Mon May 15, 2017 4:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Did the Concorde "fail"?
Replies: 68
Views: 6628

Re: Did the Concorde "fail"?

Apples and oranges. The Apollo program was never created nor billed as a for-profit enterprise, pursuing, taking, and losing orders for sales to private operators for commercial use. That is true. Maybe not the best point of reference, but what I'm getting at is that a technical marvel isn't any le...

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by intotheair
Mon May 15, 2017 3:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United's future International Expansion
Replies: 100
Views: 15668

Re: United's future International Expansion

I just cant see UA using a LHR slot on DEN when the market isnt that big and they have two other competitors flying that route. I agree. I think they probably could have made it work with a 2-class 788 if BA were the only ones still flying it. But the questions remain: could that same 788 make more...

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by intotheair
Mon May 15, 2017 2:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Did the Concorde "fail"?
Replies: 68
Views: 6628

Re: Did the Concorde "fail"?

tl:dr if you look at the ROI yes it was a failure, but if you look at the bigger picture it's not all black and white Exactly. The only thing more annoying than the voice in those Vox videos is the presumption that the Concorde was a "failure." As a commercially viable aircraft platform, ...

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by intotheair
Mon May 15, 2017 2:43 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: OAG Changes 5/14/2017: DL Adds JFK-GIG, SLC-FLL/IND; UP Drops MCO-FPO; Big UA Fall Change
Replies: 49
Views: 9949

Re: OAG Changes 5/14/2017: DL Adds JFK-GIG, SLC-FLL/IND; UP Drops MCO-FPO; Big UA Fall Change

Unusually low views on the thread today. Mother's Day? Maybe we just need to wait for UA to start another nonhub-to-nonhub route again to spite DL. That'll get things cooking again. ;) Though on a serious note, while there do appear to be a lot of changes this week, nothing really jumps out to me a...

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by intotheair
Sun May 14, 2017 11:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA flying three-class 777's on EWR-NRT.
Replies: 4
Views: 1315

Re: UA flying three-class 777's on EWR-NRT.

There is only 8,000lbs difference in MTOW between the two, so the range difference is very minor. The Pratt 777s do routes like ORD-HKG so they are not exactly range limited. It's a bit of a A.net myth that they are low range. Even before the paper uprate at tge time of UA's 787 order they were sti...

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by intotheair
Sun May 14, 2017 7:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United's future International Expansion
Replies: 100
Views: 15668

Re: United's future International Expansion

Whatever happens, DEN will get ignored again. I wish DL was based of DEN instead of SLC. Than DEN would have had a lot more transatlantic flights. I'm not so sure of that. Let's take a look at what SLC has: SLC has longhaul service to LHR, CDG, and AMS (10x weekly in summer). Soon, DEN will have LH...

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by intotheair
Sun May 14, 2017 9:29 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United's future International Expansion
Replies: 100
Views: 15668

Re: United's future International Expansion

UA is starting to grow DEN domestically and I think that growth will fuel some international flights. I think one of the 6 daily LHR flights UA operates out of EWR will be switched over to operate DEN-LHR, (or perhaps UA may try to get their hands on another LHR slot) and I also think we will see U...

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by intotheair
Sat May 13, 2017 1:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What Makes SEA Better Than NRT For Delta
Replies: 154
Views: 14272

Re: What Makes SEA Better Than NRT For Delta

There's a striking parallel re: CONUS to Asia on DL metal. SEA:PDX::DTW:MSP SEA has 5 dailies to Asia, PDX has 1. DTW has 5 dailies to Asia, MSP has 1. The PDX and MSP dailies are to NRT. I think that NRT service will continue post-JV as long as the yields are good, because only budget travelers wo...

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by intotheair
Sat May 13, 2017 7:29 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What Makes SEA Better Than NRT For Delta
Replies: 154
Views: 14272

Re: What Makes SEA Better Than NRT For Delta

But there is too much evidence to the contrary. How many U.S. cities have been hubs for airlines & today, they don't have a carrier that currently even dominates? The other thing about this theoretical hub in the Nebraska Sandhills is that it would be a very high risk proposition for an airline...

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by intotheair
Sat May 13, 2017 3:54 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What Makes SEA Better Than NRT For Delta
Replies: 154
Views: 14272

Re: What Makes SEA Better Than NRT For Delta

ILUVDC10S wrote:
Is that the same DEN train that when you get on it it will say next stop Bilderberg/Illumanti Bunker ,


If you're talking about the train between concourses, why of course! The separate train system to downtown is free of any globalist conspiracy however.

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by intotheair
Sat May 13, 2017 3:23 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What Makes SEA Better Than NRT For Delta
Replies: 154
Views: 14272

Re: What Makes SEA Better Than NRT For Delta

Some years ago, a very high-level airline executive (name you would recognize) was staying at one of our resorts, and - after a few gin-and-tonics - we got into an interesting discussion about airline hubs. In an ideal (airline) world, a domestic hub would be best positioned in the very center of t...

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by intotheair
Sat May 13, 2017 1:53 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta and Korean sign JVA
Replies: 215
Views: 21346

Re: Delta and Korean sign JVA

That logic is so flawed DTW-Europe has way more European point of sale tickets than Salt Lake City Europe does I said nothing about DTW-Europe. I used SLC-Europe as an example of how DL uses existing JVs. It was not a comment on DTW-Europe or anything other than an illustration of how DL and partne...

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by intotheair
Sat May 13, 2017 12:20 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What Makes SEA Better Than NRT For Delta
Replies: 154
Views: 14272

Re: What Makes SEA Better Than NRT For Delta

But that said, I, like others, remain skeptical about this route's continuing viability - not in general, but specifically for Delta. Delta's future on PDX-NRT is arguably facing more challenging economic dynamics at both ends of the route - connections at NRT are declining, and connections at PDX ...

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by intotheair
Fri May 12, 2017 9:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta and Korean sign JVA
Replies: 215
Views: 21346

Re: Delta and Korean sign JVA

While I am not anyone who thinks DTW is the center of the universe...a KE flight into DTW isn't out of the question. Obviously the JV hasn't gone into effect yet, but once it does, I'm sure we can expect to see some shuffling around of capacity. As we've seen with the DL/AF/KL and DL/VS JVs, one of ...

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by intotheair
Thu May 11, 2017 9:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What's next for Denver Intl Airport
Replies: 140
Views: 17804

Re: What's next for Denver Intl Airport

I'll take a crack at these, why not! Once again this thread has gone quiet. So let's bring it back. -Does anyone think Denver might see Lufthansa's A350 or even the seasonal A380 service. I doubt we'll ever see an A380 at DEN anytime soon. As I understand it, LH plans to replace the A340s in MUC wit...

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by intotheair
Thu May 11, 2017 1:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What Makes SEA Better Than NRT For Delta
Replies: 154
Views: 14272

Re: What Makes SEA Better Than NRT For Delta

I think a good, related question to this, especially in light of the JV news with Korean, is why build Seattle instead of moving the Asian Hub to ICN. I continue to believe - as I have for quite some time - that the combination of ICN, DTW (for connections throughout the eastern U.S.) and SEA (for ...

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by intotheair
Thu May 11, 2017 10:24 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Iqaluit the new Keflavik??
Replies: 9
Views: 4434

Re: Iqaluit the new Keflavik??

The Independent's travel section has been really awful lately. They've recently published some pretty tone deaf articles on OAK, PDX, India, and many other places.

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by intotheair
Thu May 11, 2017 8:49 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What Makes SEA Better Than NRT For Delta
Replies: 154
Views: 14272

Re: What Makes SEA Better Than NRT For Delta

ILUVDC10S wrote:
South Korea is a sneeze from reuniting with Kin Jong dufus!


According to who?!?!?

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by intotheair
Thu May 11, 2017 7:57 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What Makes SEA Better Than NRT For Delta
Replies: 154
Views: 14272

Re: What Makes SEA Better Than NRT For Delta

btw, as Delta's problem in NRT is lack of local partner, and I think they were once going to acquire Skymark for that, This is important to remember that DL doesn't have a Japan partner for lack of trying. They offered to bailout JAL during bankruptcy, but their bid was not chosen; same with Skymar...

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by intotheair
Wed May 10, 2017 3:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL not going to 10 across on 777s new config
Replies: 54
Views: 10255

Re: DL not going to 10 across on 777s new config

The overall seat count for the 772 remains similar to AA and UA. Will pitch remain at 31"? -Rowen Maybe overall seat count, but that's still a pretty big reduction in J cabin. UA's 2-class international 772s have 50J, 3-class have 8F/40J, and the entire 77E fleet is presumed to be outfitted wi...

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by intotheair
Tue May 09, 2017 12:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alitalia Files For Bankruptcy
Replies: 265
Views: 55482

Re: Alitalia Files For Bankruptcy

The way to save AZ 15 years ago was to put it under the umbrella of LH (or another bigger rival) and keep name for pride reasons while simultaneously unifying operations. That was certainly thought about. AF/KL did invest a 25% share in AZ, though the fact that they didn't want to invest anymore an...

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by intotheair
Tue May 09, 2017 8:11 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Best and worst transfer airport by continent
Replies: 44
Views: 2369

Re: Best and worst transfer airport by continent

I can only comment on a couple of Continents: North America: Best: Atlanta. The linear layout of the concourse buildings, combined with the ease of using the 'Plane Train' means that no other airport comes close. One time I was forced by a schedule change to make a sub-one hour connection and manag...

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by intotheair
Tue May 09, 2017 4:26 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Airlines Increases Service Between San Francisco and 18 Destinations
Replies: 100
Views: 16317

Re: United Airlines Increases Service Between San Francisco and 18 Destinations

WN, AS, and VX's typical customers have a lot more in common with each other than UA's. I guess this is arguably true in the sense that people with significant longhaul components to their typical travel will often prefer UA, but that's just a small sliver of the flying public. For passengers with ...

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by intotheair
Tue May 09, 2017 3:53 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Airlines Increases Service Between San Francisco and 18 Destinations
Replies: 100
Views: 16317

Re: United Airlines Increases Service Between San Francisco and 18 Destinations

What AS likely does not offer most current WN customers is the most convenient airport options for those customers. Is there any evidence that large numbers of HVCs cross the bridge to fly WN at OAK just because they do not like UA? As long as AS remains SFO-centric, it will naturally affect UA mor...

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by intotheair
Tue May 09, 2017 2:11 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Airlines Increases Service Between San Francisco and 18 Destinations
Replies: 100
Views: 16317

Re: United Airlines Increases Service Between San Francisco and 18 Destinations

While its true that items 1-4 are advantages for the combined AS, UA already has 3/4 of those covered. 1) UA has a large fleet of E75s they can deploy anywhere AS can. 2) they are bolstering their West Coast Network Coverage (as per thread topic). Finally, as you said, 4) UA already has in-house th...

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by intotheair
Tue May 09, 2017 2:00 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA employees to get new uniforms.
Replies: 36
Views: 5554

Re: UA employees to get new uniforms.

Off topic - did we ever see what Cynthia Rowley designed for pmUA front line staff, or was that just quietly killed off as an unnecessary cost when the CO merger was announced? They never saw the light of day. The word on the street, from what I can recall, is that the uniforms were almost ready, a...

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by intotheair
Mon May 08, 2017 11:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA employees to get new uniforms.
Replies: 36
Views: 5554

Re: UA employees to get new uniforms.

Excellent news! I really hope it turns out well. Going with Brooks Brothers would probably strike the right balance of functionality and style without going too cheap like the Cintas or AA stuff, or too, uh, bizarre like the forthcoming DL uniforms.

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by intotheair
Mon May 08, 2017 11:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Airlines Increases Service Between San Francisco and 18 Destinations
Replies: 100
Views: 16317

Re: United Airlines Increases Service Between San Francisco and 18 Destinations

Interesting, mainline returned to BUR with the February schedule change: 1 daily 319 RON from DEN and 2 SFO flights during the week that are either Airbus or 737. Going mainline to BUR makes sense to even the playing field with WN, now that they fly to SFO. UA had been steadily moving towards mainl...

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by intotheair
Mon May 08, 2017 1:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WN Transatlantic Viability?
Replies: 79
Views: 7648

Re: WN Transatlantic Viability?

The flight from SFO-HNL is the longest flight over water according to Virgin. I believe it's hard to get ETOPS for that, but I could be mistaken. I also believe it was quite hard for them to get certification. ...yet VX was still able to do it as an upstart airline. WN still hasn't started Hawaii, ...

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by intotheair
Mon May 08, 2017 12:07 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet Upgrade Status - 2017
Replies: 696
Views: 99069

Re: United Fleet Upgrade Status - 2017

We have talked so much on here about the status of UA's A350s, but we haven't talked nearly as much about the 787-10 order. We know there are 14 of them coming and they will be the only 787s with Polaris seats for a while. Do we know anything else? Do we even know where UA is going to fly them? I wa...

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by intotheair
Sun May 07, 2017 11:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WN Transatlantic Viability?
Replies: 79
Views: 7648

Re: WN Transatlantic Viability?

WN doesn't even have the fortitude (or equipment, or on-board product) to fly West Coast to Hawaii, with zero international competition and no slot constraints. This a.net meme of 'What doesn't carrier xx fly a 737/MAX/NEO LR to the absolute limit of its stated range?' is absolutely pathological. Y...

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by intotheair
Sun May 07, 2017 9:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Should UA Bring 752s Out of Desert
Replies: 88
Views: 18809

Re: Should UA Bring 752s Out of Desert

That was my point about business class competition, that the high density domestic 77As aren't competitive up front. Because the 77As even with the high density seating have the range to do East Coast to Europe. The domestic 77As, with the exception of a few still left to be reconfigured, have the ...

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by intotheair
Sun May 07, 2017 5:14 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LAX-FCO: An opportunity for AA post Alitalia?
Replies: 35
Views: 5955

Re: LAX-FCO: An opportunity for AA post Alitalia?

No. AA does not even offer service to larger Europe markets like Paris or Germany from LAX, so they certainly won't chase after a random seasonal tourism driven market like FCO. Exactly — US3 are pretty light on LAX-Europe on their own metal. Only UA and AA do LAX-LHR on their own metal, DL handed ...

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