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by intotheair
Fri Jul 28, 2017 8:05 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Denver Air Connection/ Key Lime Air ?
Replies: 16
Views: 920

Re: Denver Air Connection/ Key Lime Air ?

APA doesn't want commercial service and IIRC has come to terms with the FAA - by APA keeping the facility not certified for larger planes (fire fighting equipment, TSA setup, etc) and the FAA not pressing to make the upgrades. I personally would love to see APA be like SNA, but honestly I probably ...

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by intotheair
Fri Jul 28, 2017 6:08 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United relaunches DEN-LHR
Replies: 68
Views: 9293

Re: United relaunches DEN-LHR

Will be interesting to see two competing feeds, UA at DEN and BA at LHR. The interesting thing is that in terms of connections, they actually compete in different markets. That said, DEN-LON is getting crowded! Not too long ago, it was just BA and now it's BA, DY, and UA! Came here to say the same ...

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by intotheair
Fri Jul 28, 2017 5:11 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA 77W at ONT
Replies: 36
Views: 8001

Re: UA 77W at ONT

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Instagram doesn't allow public access to the image URLs, but you can share the URL to the post itself. This should work for everyone whether on a desktop or mobile:

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by intotheair
Thu Jul 27, 2017 10:06 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alaska CEO on Airbus
Replies: 221
Views: 31361

Re: Alaska CEO on Airbus

If you ignore the MD80s, Q400's and Embraers they were really always a single type operator. How quickly we forget the Convairs. And the Fokkers. And the Swearingens. And the Dorniers. And the 727s. Etc. Now that we got that out of our system..... :-) And the CRJs, which are temporarily coming back...

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by intotheair
Thu Jul 27, 2017 7:16 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: UNITED.com selling DL flights?
Replies: 5
Views: 1081

Re: UNITED.com selling DL flights?

before USair Us'ed AA you could buy other airlines flights It's possible with AA too. Just now, I was able to build an itinerary PSP-DEN-LHR on UA and then LHR-PHX-PSP on BA/AA. The trick is that these types of itineraries don't usually pop up on their own when searching on the airline sites. It's ...

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by intotheair
Thu Jul 27, 2017 7:00 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: UNITED.com selling DL flights?
Replies: 5
Views: 1081

Re: UNITED.com selling DL flights?

It is possible. UA's website probably does it more than anyone else. You can get a number of carriers to pop up on UAL.com, though if you do actually book it, you can't get any miles from anybody. From what I understand, this was an idea that came up in the Smisek era as another way to earn more rev...

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by intotheair
Thu Jul 27, 2017 6:56 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet Upgrade Status - 2017
Replies: 1055
Views: 163389

Re: United Fleet Upgrade Status - 2017

I fully expect one of the EWR-LHR 763s to become a 764 especially since sub CO NTA will likely crew DEN-LHR as part of a 6 day pairing (EWR-LHR-DEN-LHR-EWR). Interesting. How do you think they'll position the aircraft? DEN is a domestic only base for sub CO so DEN-NRT for example is flown out of th...

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by intotheair
Thu Jul 27, 2017 6:32 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet Upgrade Status - 2017
Replies: 1055
Views: 163389

Re: United Fleet Upgrade Status - 2017

CONTACREW wrote:
I fully expect one of the EWR-LHR 763s to become a 764 especially since sub CO NTA will likely crew DEN-LHR as part of a 6 day pairing (EWR-LHR-DEN-LHR-EWR).


Interesting. How do you think they'll position the aircraft?

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by intotheair
Thu Jul 27, 2017 4:23 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DEN Great Hall Project Update
Replies: 56
Views: 7545

Re: DEN Great Hall Project Update

The plan passed the business subcommittee on a 4-1 vote earlier today. It's now going to the full city council. 1) Adopting a Schipol security experience and theoretically doubling the maximum capacity for security screening 2) Re-aligning checkin to one side of the terminal to free up new space (u...

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by intotheair
Wed Jul 26, 2017 11:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United relaunches DEN-LHR
Replies: 68
Views: 9293

Re: United relaunches DEN-LHR

Colorado is giving incentives to DY for DEN-CDG, but I don't think anything else is. DEN offered incentives to UA for DEN-NRT a few years ago, though it was tied up in a renegotiated lease at the airport, so I'm not sure if it was outright cash so much as it was a sweetheart deal to keep the UA DEN...

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by intotheair
Wed Jul 26, 2017 9:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet Upgrade Status - 2017
Replies: 1055
Views: 163389

Re: United Fleet Upgrade Status - 2017

Probably. Right now, EWR-LHR is 5x 763, 1x 752. The 752 arrives at 9h20, with another flight arriving at 9h40. The schedules next summer still show 6x 763 for now. The DEN-LHR is scheduled to arrive at 9h40, so that's probably the slot it's taking. I would imagine the 9h20 flight will probably at le...

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by intotheair
Wed Jul 26, 2017 9:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet Upgrade Status - 2017
Replies: 1055
Views: 163389

Re: United Fleet Upgrade Status - 2017

United Announced DEN-LHR with a 788 for March 24 through October 26, 2018. Anyone have a clue where the slot comes from? I looked at next July and the DEN flight is loaded and there is no change posted on any other LHR alights. http://newsroom.united.com/2017-07-26-Mile-High-City-Receives-Royal-Tre...

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by intotheair
Wed Jul 26, 2017 9:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Spirit and United? Rumor has it.
Replies: 51
Views: 8793

Re: Spirit and United? Rumor has it.

AirAfreak wrote:
Let's add a QF + F9 merger to the this baseless thread of meaningless rumors. They both have animals on their tails so they are likely to merge and form a Transpacific Alliance and then we will see Denver to Sydney flights. Duh.


I like your thinking! QR would be a good fit too with the oryx.

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by intotheair
Wed Jul 26, 2017 8:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United relaunches DEN-LHR
Replies: 68
Views: 9293

Re: United relaunches DEN-LHR

I'm sure BA will be fine. They have flown a 744 on DEN-LHR/LGW at least in the summer months for most of the route's existence, and in the winter, they'll only be going up against 2/3x weekly DY. This is more of an effort to chase DY out of the market. I think it's not necessarily a coincidence that...

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by intotheair
Wed Jul 26, 2017 6:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United relaunches DEN-LHR
Replies: 68
Views: 9293

Re: United relaunches DEN-LHR

Loads were never an issue with the route previously. UA managed high load factors and broad feed from across the mountain West. The issue was always yield and traffic mix with flight filled by vacationers and very few premium business travelers. And I always thought one reason why it could never re...

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by intotheair
Wed Jul 26, 2017 5:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Spirit and United? Rumor has it.
Replies: 51
Views: 8793

Re: Spirit and United? Rumor has it.

Ok so AS just hinted recently they have about 70 frames to dispose/replace as they go thru their Acquisition of VA, I am certain UA can get those Buses and not the fleas that come with NK model of ULCC. Eh, not sure UA would be interested in those. They are different engine types, and if AS gives t...

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by intotheair
Wed Jul 26, 2017 5:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United relaunches DEN-LHR
Replies: 68
Views: 9293

Re: United relaunches DEN-LHR

No shock. I certainly am! DEN has been doing very well lately, but most people who have been following it didn't think UA would bring back DEN-LHR just because it's LHR, and that a LHR slot would make more money from another hub out east. I am happy to see that it's back. A 2-class 788 is probably ...

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by intotheair
Wed Jul 26, 2017 11:21 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Help with aircraft abbreviations
Replies: 46
Views: 2988

Re: Help with aircraft abbreviations

Yes, the 777-300ER is different operationally than the old 777-300. For instance it is allowed to take on more fuel. Therefore there is a need to note the difference in various forms such as fueling sheets. Yes. Knowing VC10er's posts, I am sure he must have UA in mind. I have noticed that since UA...

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by intotheair
Wed Jul 26, 2017 10:55 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Horizon Air scheduling havoc will continue into the fall
Replies: 55
Views: 4779

Re: Horizon Air scheduling havoc will continue into the fall

Several of the mothballed CR7's the OO flew for AS have been moved back into the TUS hangar for RTS. A couple of CRJ's in SkyWest liveries will also be transferred to the Pac NW. A contact at OO told me they're making "great" money to help bail out AAG. Just atrocious management at QX and...

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by intotheair
Wed Jul 26, 2017 9:29 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Spirit and United? Rumor has it.
Replies: 51
Views: 8793

Re: Spirit and United? Rumor has it.

If anything, UA would like to buy some of NK's fleet. They have the same engine type, and the V2500 engines on the A319/320s seem to be less common than the CFMs. At the very least, UA did, in fact, have a deal to buy a handful of A319s from NK (or NK's lessor) until NK later decided to keep them. U...

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by intotheair
Wed Jul 26, 2017 8:03 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Spirit and United? Rumor has it.
Replies: 51
Views: 8793

Re: Spirit and United? Rumor has it.

This is as likely as the thread I started a few weeks ago when I was drunk and tongue-in-cheek suggested that WS could buy B6 and fly 787s and 767NGs from decaying US steel towns to Europe.

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by intotheair
Wed Jul 26, 2017 7:36 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: US airline hub closures
Replies: 116
Views: 13841

Re: US airline hub closures

When I read we more competition I like that and want that but the reason for that is when I start to disagree. I want more competition to keep things healthy. Low Airfares is fine and all but airfares are the same in most cases or cheaper in many cases has it was to fly in the 90's. SNA or BUR to O...

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by intotheair
Wed Jul 26, 2017 7:31 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA Eagle/Skywest using UA metal?
Replies: 13
Views: 3124

Re: AA Eagle/Skywest using UA metal?

The newer OO CRJ-700s are staying at UA, around 20. Fun fact: more SkyWest CRJ-700s are flying in AA colors than UA. Never thought I'd see that day. Definitely. It also still seems strange that UA is the only major without any CR9s. They went all-in on the E175s, ordering and taking delivery of 150...

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by intotheair
Wed Jul 26, 2017 3:36 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA Eagle/Skywest using UA metal?
Replies: 13
Views: 3124

Re: AA Eagle/Skywest using UA metal?

For what its worth, there are now ~45ish CR7s that were UA birds that are now in AA colors. Almost the entire 7**SK range has moved on to either DL or AA (or in the case of 752SK, a generic OO livery). I believe UA only has about 10-15 of those planes left in their colors. According to the very wel...

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by intotheair
Wed Jul 26, 2017 3:08 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA Eagle/Skywest using UA metal?
Replies: 13
Views: 3124

Re: AA Eagle/Skywest using UA metal?

The FlightRadar24 pictures aren't always the most recent, especially when it comes to regional equipment. Most of UA's once-large CR7 fleet have gone to AA. A fair number of frames are now flying in DL colors too.

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by intotheair
Tue Jul 25, 2017 4:59 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: US airline hub closures
Replies: 116
Views: 13841

Re: US airline hub closures

For one reason, more competition. I'd rather see the legacy carriers narrow their hubs down to 5 or so geographical-oriented hubs and allow smaller airlines (and potential new startups) to operate from the airports that feature the "redundant" hubs. Or cut the hubs down and just establish...

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by intotheair
Tue Jul 25, 2017 12:50 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: US airline hub closures
Replies: 116
Views: 13841

Re: US airline hub closures

I still don't see the need for DL to keep a full-fledged hub at CVG and they ought to close it or downgrade it to a focus city (like RDU). Also, one or more of their European "hubs" (such as LHR) should close. Good points about AA hubs, thought I think the AA DCA could be closed. There re...

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by intotheair
Mon Jul 24, 2017 4:30 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet Upgrade Status - 2017
Replies: 1055
Views: 163389

Re: United Fleet Upgrade Status - 2017

Maybe they're filming a new safety video out there or something?

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by intotheair
Mon Jul 24, 2017 4:17 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 737s on a train questions
Replies: 41
Views: 5813

Re: 737s on a train

They certainly must go through both. I have seen them come through Denver with my own eyes many times. Denver, eh? That's awesome. I'll have to keep an eye out. Long-time lurker, first time poster! As both an av-geek and foamer (railfan), this topic is of particular interest to me. I live on the so...

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by intotheair
Sun Jul 23, 2017 10:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 737s on a train questions
Replies: 41
Views: 5813

Re: 737s on a train

You can't see from above-- it's actually two cars under each fuselage. So no one knows whether they go via Lincoln or Denver? I think it's quite possible that they go both, depending on the needs of the railroad. If the OP is in the Omaha (Lincoln) area, then obviously sometimes they are going that...

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by intotheair
Sun Jul 23, 2017 10:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: US airline hub closures
Replies: 116
Views: 13841

Re: US airline hub closures

DL: ATL/CVG/DTW/MSP/SLC/LGA/JFK/LAX/SEA/BOS/NRT/AMS/CDG/LHR While Delta does indeed include airports such as AMS, CDG, and LHR on its official list of hubs, they are of course the hubs of its European joint venture partners. You can't connect there between two flights on Delta metal (unless you wan...

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by intotheair
Thu Jul 20, 2017 11:29 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA accelerates 747-400 retirement
Replies: 212
Views: 42535

Re: UA accelerates 747-400 retirement

UA promised that they would do a special sendoff ceremony for the 747. They haven't announced anything yet, but presumably it'll hit all the hubs. SFO-PVG or whatever won't really be the last. Is there any webpage that shows the retirement schedule of UA 744s by registration? https://sites.google.co...

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by intotheair
Thu Jul 20, 2017 10:16 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Norwegian announces DEN-CDG
Replies: 51
Views: 8962

Re: Colorado offering incentives to start DEN-CDG

Flights are already available for booking on Norwegian's website. But they show this schedule:

Mon
dep DEN 17h55 arr CDG 10h55 +1
dep CDG 14h00 arr DEN 15h55

Fri
dep CDG 15h50 arr DEN 17h45
dep DEN 19h45 arr CDG 12h45 +1

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by intotheair
Thu Jul 20, 2017 9:59 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Norwegian announces DEN-CDG
Replies: 51
Views: 8962

Re: Colorado offering incentives to start DEN-CDG

Norwegian just announced CDG-DEN 2x weekly from April 9 2018 Sounds like it according to this wire report — or at least my Google Translate reading of it: http://www.di.se/nyheter/norwegian-borjar-trafikera-paris-denver/ That was fast! Edit: More from a French source that I can read: http://www.dep...

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by intotheair
Thu Jul 20, 2017 5:56 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United President Says F9 Expansion Is "Sign of Failure"
Replies: 125
Views: 17306

Re: United President Says F9 Expansion Is "Sign of Failure"

So if the point-to-point model has been a success for Frontier — and everything seems to indicate that it has been — why refocus back to DEN? You won't get a sensible answer from me because - as I said - I've never understood all this "boxing" of Frontier as a point-to-point airline or wh...

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by intotheair
Thu Jul 20, 2017 5:20 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United President Says F9 Expansion Is "Sign of Failure"
Replies: 125
Views: 17306

Re: United President Says F9 Expansion Is "Sign of Failure"

To me F9 and NK are moving more towards a WN type model. I do think Kirby has a point about being less point-to-point. They don't really have banked hubs, but are increasingly including the one-stop or connecting possibilities in the route planning. A prime example with the new release is that ther...

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by intotheair
Thu Jul 20, 2017 12:28 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Norwegian announces DEN-CDG
Replies: 51
Views: 8962

Norwegian announces DEN-CDG

The Denver Business Journal reports that Colorado officials are offering up to $500,000 in incentives to start a "major European" route from Denver. While they do not spell out which route or which airline, they made it far too easy to piece it together: While EDC and Denver International...

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by intotheair
Wed Jul 19, 2017 2:43 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alaska CEO on Airbus
Replies: 221
Views: 31361

Re: Alaska CEO on Airbus

Yet when I said that a year ago it was heresy... Though in fairness, it sounds like they're at least holding onto these for a few years, and they're going to get the AS paint and cabins. It's not going to be like the FL 717 fleet which was dumped almost immediately. United will probably be more tha...

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by intotheair
Sun Jul 16, 2017 11:08 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA regional British isles routes cuts
Replies: 122
Views: 14993

Re: UA regional British isles routes cuts

I still think a lot of this also has to do with UA deciding to expand the flatbed domestic product to BOS, and perhaps who knows where ever else. From the moment all those flat bed 752s were loaded onto the BOS-SFO schedule, as well as DEN-Hawaii and others, it didn't seem to add up as to how they'd...

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by intotheair
Sun Jul 16, 2017 11:02 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta and Korean sign JVA
Replies: 478
Views: 48626

Re: Delta and Korean sign JVA

In fairness, how much are the US carriers going to grow in the TPAC market anyway? I don't know about AA, but both UA and DL are predicting flat-to-negative growth in TPAC, while pretty much all the other regions are flat-to-up. DL may not add a whole lot more in the next year or so, but they're sti...

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by intotheair
Sun Jul 16, 2017 8:14 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What Will Replace UA's 777-200A Aircraft?
Replies: 63
Views: 11911

Re: What Will Replace UA's 777-200A Aircraft?

^^^ Would be interesting to compare UA's LAX/SFO-Hawaii capacity now vs. 8, 10, or 15 years ago. I would guess it would be about the same or more since the gauge has gone from 763 to smaller (757/737) but as well as larger (probably more 777s now). I can't imagine it would be less. I doubt UA would ...

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by intotheair
Fri Jul 14, 2017 12:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Airlines Aircraft Familiarization: Boeing 757-200 (Video)
Replies: 10
Views: 2587

Re: United Airlines Aircraft Familiarization: Boeing 757-200 (Video)

12F seats, wow! I think the 757 was thought of as a 727 replacement and UA may have matched F to the 727. Also, I think upgrading to F wasn't a thing back then. You bought a ticket and that is where you sat. Could be wrong about that, though. What surprised me was that United took until 1989 to tak...

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by intotheair
Fri Jul 14, 2017 10:39 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What Will Replace UA's 777-200A Aircraft?
Replies: 63
Views: 11911

Re: What Will Replace UA's 777-200A Aircraft?

When UA retired the DC-10 and 747 classic, it had no replacement to fill the void. The 777 may have been created and ordered for that purpose, but ended up being used exclusively for international flying and a handful of trunk routes. The -10s and 742s routes were divvied up amongst the rest of the...

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by intotheair
Fri Jul 14, 2017 12:58 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Airlines Aircraft Familiarization: Boeing 757-200 (Video)
Replies: 10
Views: 2587

Re: United Airlines Aircraft Familiarization: Boeing 757-200 (Video)

Interesting to see. Later on, the domestic 752s saw a bigger F cabin (24F), new seats in Y with the navy cloth, new bulkhead designs, and maybe new carpeting? They still had the tube monitors in the aisles and the airphones when they were retired. Of the PMUA 752s that are left flying in p.s., they ...

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by intotheair
Wed Jul 12, 2017 6:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta and Korean sign JVA
Replies: 478
Views: 48626

Re: Delta and Korean sign JVA

Here you go: https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/IHFVfcD6oLZZZSdEHtMe5JL9tG9E6ZfZZVu2ieYfWk2ymfiFn3xuBVNY85XUOjp8pjASJiuJQYc81UWMJVdh6b-iqh_sp3nNb_LGkg0T3w-vo8N9Epl5l-QMTFc4UPISNonCFx2zSQDzgPM-pLDus1Cd2bmzRfNqk-QaiI3Qq1IZ3dU2A-sAXkYpZ7gQqvmyklmhlx4nc4FBKPw6swkbHgccIDZf5F5gdCG8r0McynU7PyEiGCXJIt6zfQvrM...

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by intotheair
Wed Jul 12, 2017 5:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet Upgrade Status - 2017
Replies: 1055
Views: 163389

Re: United Fleet Upgrade Status - 2017

Looks nice and not as tight as I thought it would be:

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by intotheair
Wed Jul 12, 2017 9:15 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What Will Replace UA's 777-200A Aircraft?
Replies: 63
Views: 11911

Re: What Will Replace UA's 777-200A Aircraft?

The 772A was not a strong seller, hence why only UA, the 777 launch customer, and a handful of early customers ever operated it. Given the 772A's shorter range and UA's more recent boost to the domestic system, it makes sense to put as many seats on it as possible. I'm also not so sure how much carg...

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by intotheair
Wed Jul 12, 2017 9:05 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA 744
Replies: 3
Views: 1738

Re: UA 744

F and J in the 744 aren't necessarily awful in the 744. They're no different than the last generation seats still found on all UA 3-cabin planes. Here's a good look at the differences between the two, as well as the current soft product that's offered on them: https://thepointsguy.com/2016/12/united...

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by intotheair
Wed Jul 12, 2017 1:32 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet Upgrade Status - 2017
Replies: 1055
Views: 163389

Re: United Fleet Upgrade Status - 2017

Looks like N211UA 772 Domestic Mod is en route from HKG to HNL completing that mod package. Three of us flew the aircraft into HNL last night. It will complete the last ferry leg to SFO later this evening. New car smell last night with all those new seats... So how do the domestic 777's look like? ...

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