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by intotheair
Tue Apr 24, 2018 3:36 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Republics CSeries Order
Replies: 35
Views: 6621

Re: Republics CSeries Order

TWA772LR wrote:
So would they start their own branded ops?


It didn't work out too well the last time around, which is how they got these orders in the first place.

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by intotheair
Thu Apr 12, 2018 9:56 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: IAG considering acquisition of Norwegian
Replies: 1
Views: 457

IAG considering acquisition of Norwegian

Didn't see this anywhere else. Bloomberg is reporting that IAG is considering a purchase of Norwegian. https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2018-04-12/british-airways-owner-considers-bid-for-norwegian-air?utm_source=twitter&cmpid=socialflow-twitter-business&utm_content=business&utm_ca...

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by intotheair
Tue Apr 10, 2018 8:37 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What's Next for Denver (2018 version)
Replies: 45
Views: 5805

Re: What's Next for Denver (2018 version)

Norwegian Air begins DEN-CDG today. DEN has tried unsuccessfully to court AF for over a decade but ultimately DY stepped in and filled the void. Over 200 people daily travel between Denver and Paris and yet only Norwegian files the route and its premium heavy. Even though DEN is star* and CDG is a ...

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by intotheair
Sun Apr 08, 2018 12:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet Upgrade Status - 2018
Replies: 785
Views: 101751

Re: United Fleet Upgrade Status - 2018

Spectacular. If the gold wave is gradually rolled out fleet-wide... :o I agree, it is a great way to refresh the livery and it matches the subtle branding updates we have seen elsewhere such as airports, clubs, etc. Can you point out what it matches or plays off of? Because the first thing I though...

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by intotheair
Thu Apr 05, 2018 8:50 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: If UA and CO had NOT merged, would UA end up ordering the 737ng/max?
Replies: 30
Views: 3093

Re: If UA and CO had NOT merged, would UA end up ordering the 737ng/max?

Take a step back. Had UA and CO not gotten together, what would have happened? I don't think UA would be a standalone carrier today. The Tilton era UA always had a merger or acquisition as the end goal. The most likely alternative to a CO merger would have been a merger with US. In that situation, I...

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by intotheair
Mon Apr 02, 2018 6:27 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why did CO abandon the DEN hub?
Replies: 37
Views: 6274

Re: Why did CO abandon the DEN hub?

I don't think CO was ever bigger than UA at DEN. I think CO management figured it was better to cut their losses and build up something they could have to themselves (CLE) rather than to play second fiddle at DEN. Also, depending on your point of view, there were some competitive moves that UA did t...

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by intotheair
Mon Apr 02, 2018 6:23 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Airlines Network Thread 2018
Replies: 237
Views: 30428

Re: United Airlines Network Thread 2018

This is a very interesting thread. I have some questions. Back when I was with ACA in the late 90's to early 00's Air Wisconsin flew BAE-146's out of ORD. The were the only express carrier able to fly plans over 50 seats. Here my question. I wonder if its still in their contract that they can fly p...

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by intotheair
Thu Mar 29, 2018 2:51 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Airlines, Hawaiian Islands to Denver
Replies: 21
Views: 4056

Re: United Airlines, Hawaiian Islands to Denver

It is quite a ramp-up. All of those routes except for DEN-HNL were pretty much Saturday only, March or April through October or November. DEN-OGG may have been daily seasonal at one point, but not in recent years. Does anyone know who was the first airline to do Denver-Hawaii nonstop and when? My fa...

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by intotheair
Thu Mar 22, 2018 8:25 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SFO NBC Affiliate Runs Hysterical Fact-Free Go-Around Investigation Segment
Replies: 23
Views: 2876

Re: SFO NBC Affiliate Runs Hysterical Fact-Free Go-Around Investigation Segment

I'm a local TV news producer. I used to work at a different station in the Bay Area, though not that one. My guess is that the guy they interviewed called into their investigative line all hot and bothered about the go-around. People who aren't all that well-versed in aviation, which is 99% of the p...

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by intotheair
Wed Mar 21, 2018 7:37 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumor: AS Reducing Airbus Transcon Flying >50%
Replies: 100
Views: 16881

Re: Rumor: AS Reducing Airbus Transcon Flying >50%

You bet it was a hostile takeover. Different fleets, overlapping networks, and completely different brands. The only reason they bought VX was so that B6 didn't get 'em. It was *not* a hostile takeover. VX shareholders happily sold to the highest bidder. That bidder was AS. A hostile takeover is a ...

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by intotheair
Fri Mar 16, 2018 8:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Has United considered relocating to DEN?
Replies: 43
Views: 5743

Re: Has United considered relocating to DEN?

UA did consider moving its headquarters around the time of bankruptcy. Denver made a strong bid with incentives. San Francisco also bid, though I'm not sure how hard. Ultimately, UA doubled down on Chicago. https://www.denverpost.com/2006/07/05/denver-dangles-9-million-for-new-united-headquarters/ A...

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by intotheair
Thu Mar 08, 2018 6:26 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet Upgrade Status - 2018
Replies: 785
Views: 101751

Re: United Fleet Upgrade Status - 2018

Anyone have any pictures of the new CRJ2 interiors? I've heard heaps or praise, but haven't yet seen it for myself. I'm not sure a nicer cabin is enough to convince me that flying that piece of garbage is something to look forward to. That said, it's nice to see UA hasn't just brought in more unpop...

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by intotheair
Sun Mar 04, 2018 11:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Airlines on the market for used A319s to replace MD80s
Replies: 43
Views: 12209

Re: American Airlines on the market for used A319s to replace MD80s

AA should have an easier time finding used A319s than UA. UA has been a little pickier in trying to find IAE engines, of which there are fewer than CFM-powered A319/320s.

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by intotheair
Fri Mar 02, 2018 5:06 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Antarctica - Aviation and Tourism
Replies: 67
Views: 4707

Re: Commercial flights to Antarctica in the future

With climate change, sure, why not.

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by intotheair
Wed Feb 21, 2018 11:53 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: It’s official! Meridiana rebranded as Air Italy
Replies: 115
Views: 16193

Re: It’s official! Meridiana rebranded as Air Italy

The whole identity looks very uninspired. Obviously, they're trying to avoid looking anything close to Alitalia, and that's understandable. They should, to some extent, try to avoid copying the AZ look or go too heavy on a green/white/red look. But substituting the Italian colors with the national c...

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by intotheair
Tue Feb 20, 2018 7:45 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United 737MAX-9 planned service entry - June 7th
Replies: 50
Views: 6120

Re: United 737MAX-9 planned service entry - June 7th

https://twitter.com/united/status/965662272914894848
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I'm sure this is probably just incomplete paint, but it's at least interesting to get a small taste of what an all-white globe on the tail would look like:

Image
https://twitter.com/united/status/965662272914894848

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by intotheair
Fri Feb 16, 2018 11:51 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumour: NZ to fly AKL/DEN nonstop
Replies: 86
Views: 12063

Re: Rumour: NZ to fly AKL/DEN nonstop

This is one of those that has been rumored/speculated for a while. It still seems like a stretch to me even on the backdrop of DEN's recent international explosion.

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by intotheair
Fri Feb 16, 2018 3:50 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Could Southwest fly to Europe?
Replies: 60
Views: 8051

Re: Southwest to Europe

I think that ship has sailed, or at the very least, it would require a fundamental shift in WN's business model.

What I'd like to see is perhaps some sort of codeshare with DY.

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by intotheair
Wed Feb 14, 2018 12:39 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Aer Lingus Denver Rumour?
Replies: 54
Views: 5370

Re: Aer Lingus Denver Rumour?

If you guys are done tearing each other down I have more fodder to add to the fire. Ben Schlappig (aka Lucky) from Onemileatatime wrote about the possibility of EI to DEN earlier today http://onemileatatime.boardingarea.com/ ... us-denver/ That doesn't mean much. If anything, he got it by reading t...

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by intotheair
Tue Feb 13, 2018 10:06 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Vote for the voice of DEN
Replies: 2
Views: 342

Re: Vote for the voice of DEN

I still haven't voted yet. I'm having trouble deciding. For the male voice, I think I like Jeremy Hubbard the best, even though he's relatively the least known. He has a pleasant voice and oddly enough, he probably has the closest to that great old west cadence that Pete Smythe had. I wish Ernie Bjo...

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by intotheair
Tue Feb 13, 2018 6:03 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Aer Lingus Denver Rumour?
Replies: 54
Views: 5370

Re: Aer Lingus Denver Rumour?

I always roll my eyes when a fellow American talks about their Irish heritage. My great grandparents were from Ireland, we're still in touch with some distant relatives over there, and we've visited them a few times. But that's about it. I'm an American from Denver otherwise. I am not Irish by any m...

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by intotheair
Mon Feb 12, 2018 8:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Aer Lingus Denver Rumour?
Replies: 54
Views: 5370

Re: Aer Lingus Denver Rumour?

A recent rumour was that Aer Lingus was to source yet another A330 for this summer, they've already announced plans for two, a factory fresh A333 from Airbus and an A332 from Qatar Airways but the third was to be for either a Denver service or used as a "spare" aircraft to give the fleet ...

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by intotheair
Sat Feb 10, 2018 5:56 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Can B767 Be Converted to 2-4-2?
Replies: 52
Views: 8372

Re: Can B767 Be Converted to 2-4-2?

Yep, certainly looks tight:

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by intotheair
Sat Feb 10, 2018 5:43 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why No Transatlantic Service From GDL or MTY?
Replies: 22
Views: 2499

Re: Why No Transatlantic Service From GDL or MTY?

stl07 wrote:
Another question- why aren't there flights from GDL/MTY to Jax or HNL? :D ;)


Because Boeing doesn't have the balls to pull the trigger on the 797 yet, and DL would rather route all traffic through ATL even over DTW, the city they hate. Duh!

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by intotheair
Thu Feb 08, 2018 10:26 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LH introduces revised livery
Replies: 1106
Views: 203082

Re: LH introduces revised livery

After watching the 15 minute video explaining the design process, I'm starting to get on board with the whole thing. Reducing the yellow to an accent color while strengthening the crane application makes sense, and I can't wait to see all the different ways they'll use the yellow. The only thing I d...

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by intotheair
Thu Feb 08, 2018 10:23 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Was Southwest's Move Into Denver Predatory?
Replies: 63
Views: 5715

Re: Was Southwest's Move Into Denver Predatory?

On an emotional level, if you were an F9 fan, maybe it felt predatory. But WN really didn't do anything wrong. Remember that WN avoided serving DEN for so long reputedly in protest of DIA's high landing fees. Once F9 was doing somewhat well and when a weak UA was still in bankruptcy did WN realize w...

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by intotheair
Wed Jan 31, 2018 4:11 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta aerial shoot over SBA
Replies: 3
Views: 1061

Re: Delta aerial shoot over SBA

https://flightaware.com/live/flight/N50 ... /KMHV/KMHV

Hopefully the video turns out nicely, just like the last A330 one!
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Thanks. Looks like this was the flight that I heard about:

https://flightaware.com/live/flight/N50 ... /KMHV/KMHV

Hopefully the video turns out nicely, just like the last A330 one!

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by intotheair
Wed Jan 31, 2018 3:40 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta aerial shoot over SBA
Replies: 3
Views: 1061

Delta aerial shoot over SBA

I heard that DL was shooting promo video of an "Airbus" over SBA around 5:30 tonight. Anyone have any other information on it? I asked what specific aircraft type, but nobody knew. I'm guessing it must have been an A330, but an A350 would be possible. I also gather that it must have gone i...

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by intotheair
Sat Jan 27, 2018 10:16 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Origin of Airline Names
Replies: 170
Views: 13153

Re: Origin of Airline Names

Vueling is named "Vueling" because it's what they do to the plane but with a V.

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by intotheair
Fri Jan 26, 2018 7:27 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LH introduces revised livery
Replies: 1106
Views: 203082

Re: Rumor: LH might introduce a new/revised livery in 2018

No offense but none of the amateur designs that have been posted here look like anything Lufthansa would want to put on their planes of years to come. The newest one looks like the plane has got a rash on it's face or a beard or whatever. And that is true for almost every thread about an airline ge...

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by intotheair
Sun Jan 21, 2018 1:28 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Swift Air to Wendover, NV (KENV)
Replies: 5
Views: 1129

Re: Swift Air to Wendover, NV (KENV)

I have never taken a flight or stayed there but I have passed through Wendover while driving between Denver and San Francisco many times. I can confirm that there's very little there beyond some sad casinos and motels. If all you care about is gambling and if you're price conscious, then $250 a/i is...

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by intotheair
Fri Jan 12, 2018 1:00 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LH DEN-MUC Switching to A350-900
Replies: 28
Views: 5689

Re: LH DEN-MUC Switching to A350-900

These are all interesting planes for DEN. LH is the first and only airline to bring the A330, A340, and A350 to DEN on regular service at various points.

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by intotheair
Sun Jan 07, 2018 3:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: OAG Changes 1/7/2018:HA Adds LGB; UA adds DEN-ATW/ORF,IAH-CAK/DAY,LAX-ACV,ORD-BIS/SLN,SFO-MSN; AM Drops DEN-MEX
Replies: 133
Views: 15260

Re: OAG Changes 1/7/2018:HA Adds LGB; UA adds DEN-ATW/ORF,IAH-CAK/DAY,LAX-ACV,ORD-BIS/SLN,SFO-MSN; AM Drops DEN-MEX

*AM DEN-MEX APR 0.4>0.2 MAY 0.3>0 JUN 0.3>0 JUL 0.3>0 AUG 0.3>0 SEP 0.3>0


Another case of a route that can't sustain both Y4 and AM?

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by intotheair
Sat Jan 06, 2018 4:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AS using non-branded OO CRJ2s
Replies: 31
Views: 5441

Re: AS using non-branded OO CRJ2s

This has been going on intermittently for at least a year.

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by intotheair
Sat Jan 06, 2018 1:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Denver developments for 2018
Replies: 23
Views: 3361

Re: Denver developments for 2018

It's surprising to me that American is losing money in Denver, even with that they are adding a JFK flight this summer. I wonder what Spirit would add other then the already announced BWI flight. Always thought JetBlue would add Fort Lauderdale to its other flights or even LA despite the heavy comp...

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by intotheair
Wed Jan 03, 2018 4:38 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA114 HNL-DEN 30Dec 757-300
Replies: 27
Views: 6724

Re: UA114 HNL-DEN 30Dec 757-300

Again, nobody's really disputing whether the 753 can do Hawaii from LAX/SFO/PDX/SEA/wherever else that's on the coast. The question is how often the 753 has done Hawaii from anywhere farther east.

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by intotheair
Tue Jan 02, 2018 4:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet Upgrade Status - 2018
Replies: 785
Views: 101751

Re: United Fleet Upgrade Status - 2018

SFOtoORD wrote:
kordcj wrote:
50 Polaris seats seems like a high number? Could some of those be swapped out for the inevitable premium economy class seats?


Seems more likely they would cannibalize some E+ or E seats for PE.


50 isn't that much either. There's 50J in the current 2-cabin and 48 F/J in the 3-cabin.

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by intotheair
Mon Dec 18, 2017 9:06 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Will we ever see an upgraded CRJ or clean sheet T tail aircraft?
Replies: 20
Views: 4776

Re: Will we ever see an upgraded CRJ or clean sheet T tail aircraft?

There won't be an upgraded CRJ for sure since the next generation (CS-100 and CS-300) are already there to replace it with. Not too long ago Embraer did the same thing by replacing their T-tail design (ERJ-135 and 145) by the E-Jets. Now Bombardier has done the same. The CSeries is most definitely ...

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by intotheair
Fri Dec 15, 2017 12:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Burbank Airport Brand Relaunch today
Replies: 28
Views: 3150

Re: Burbank Airport Brand Relaunch today

NBC used to be near the airport. If you are old enough to remember "Laugh In," Gary Owens used to start the show by saying, "From beautiful downtown Burbank, it's Rowan & Martin's Laugh In." During WWII, Lockheed had a factory at the airport. A fake town was built on top of ...

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by intotheair
Mon Dec 04, 2017 7:13 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Mokulele end SMX ( Santa Maria, CA) appears
Replies: 15
Views: 3864

Re: Mokulele end SMX ( Santa Maria, CA) appears

SMX should really be pushing for an OO/AA* flight to PHX. SFO/LAX are both so short that there is essentially no O&D traffic - PHX would have some O&D and offer much of the same connectivity without all the congestion... But is it really in the best interests to further balkanize central co...

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by intotheair
Sat Dec 02, 2017 10:34 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet Upgrade Status - 2017
Replies: 1935
Views: 316809

Re: United Fleet Upgrade Status - 2017

I seem to recall the issue with the 767 at DEN is tyre speed. Higher density altitude would result in a higher landing/rotation speed, but 767s have operated in DEN for years without an issue. I just don't think it would quite have the legs to make it out of DEN with a full load headed to Europe. I...

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by intotheair
Thu Nov 30, 2017 4:28 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why no United to Africa?
Replies: 52
Views: 10537

Re: Why no United to Africa?

UA pulled LOS because currency restrictions made it impossible for UA to collect payments on Nigeria point of sale reservations. Operating out of many African airports is very difficult and requires a lot of infrastructure improvements. For example, DL paid just to have air conditioning installed in...

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by intotheair
Wed Nov 29, 2017 5:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: APA: Thousands of AA flights scheduled without pilots due to system error
Replies: 129
Views: 20674

APA: Thousands of AA flights scheduled without pilots due to system error

https://twitter.com/ReutersBiz/status/9 ... 7038650369
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Just saw this on Reuters. Does it have any heft to it? I certainly hope not, as I have booked some connecting AA flights around Christmas.

https://twitter.com/ReutersBiz/status/9 ... 7038650369

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by intotheair
Wed Nov 29, 2017 8:15 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Retro Livery Plans
Replies: 50
Views: 13884

Re: United Retro Livery Plans

Personally the best livery in this post is the blue one closest to the camera. They should have done that one without the color tulip next to the United name. It's a very classy high end look. I always thought the Rising Blue livery with some CO gold thrown in would have been a winner. The Rising B...

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by intotheair
Wed Nov 29, 2017 5:00 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet Upgrade Status - 2017
Replies: 1935
Views: 316809

Re: United Fleet Upgrade Status - 2017

Anyone have any pics of the ZW CRJ200 cabins? Did they install the same UA signature seats that are on the CRJ700/E175/mainline fleets?

The OO CRJ200s could use some extra care. Those are some really drab cabins.

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by intotheair
Mon Nov 27, 2017 11:00 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DEN concourse train failure 11/22
Replies: 20
Views: 6964

Re: DEN concourse train failure 11/22

I think the train design is some cause for concern, but I think a lot of the criticism of it is overblown. While there were problems on Wednesday, it was not a total system failure. That has only happened, what, two times now, and the airport does, in fact, have a contingency plan in the event of a ...

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by intotheair
Sun Nov 26, 2017 7:04 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Are any E-135s still flying for United Express or American Eagle?
Replies: 44
Views: 9285

Re: Are any E-135s still flying for United Express or American Eagle?

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.

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by intotheair
Tue Nov 21, 2017 6:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DFW-SBA
Replies: 26
Views: 5185

Re: DFW-SBA

Also worth pointing out that SBP-PHX is going from CR9 to CR7 next year.

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by intotheair
Tue Nov 21, 2017 3:06 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Who designed Continental's (and as a result, United's) Globe Livery?
Replies: 37
Views: 10374

Re: Who designed Continental's (and as a result, United's) Globe Livery?

Two words:

Lufthansa America.

Branding problem solved.

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