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by intotheair
Wed Apr 26, 2017 3:12 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Scott Kirby: Leaving New York’s JFK ‘Was the Wrong Decision’
Replies: 130
Views: 22090

Re: Scott Kirby: Leaving New York’s JFK ‘Was the Wrong Decision’

UA has down gauged three of four corners in the US, JFK in the NE, LAX in the SW, and SEA in the NW. MIA in the SE Why don't you go back a couple decades further. MIA and SEA are ancient history. I also wouldn't put LAX in that same category. LAX is still very much a hub, and Kirby has made it pret...

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by intotheair
Wed Apr 26, 2017 12:27 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alitalia Cash Flow
Replies: 65
Views: 10265

Re: Alitalia Cash Flow

Could anyone explain more about the legal differences? I admit your post tells me more about EU bankruptcy than I knew before. As I've read it, Controlled Administration is an interim step where a group of appointed insiders and outsiders try to recapitalize or sell the company. I believe they have...

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by intotheair
Tue Apr 25, 2017 7:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alitalia Cash Flow
Replies: 65
Views: 10265

Re: Alitalia Cash Flow

It would be sad to see a global icon like Alitalia finally collapse. After selling out to EY and with government changes in Italy, it seems like there's nowhere left to go for more cash. But I think the consumer at least will be fine. The LCCs will come in, and I would imagine IAG's LEVEL could take...

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by intotheair
Tue Apr 25, 2017 12:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA won't ordering additional 77W aircraft, rules out A330neo
Replies: 414
Views: 65781

Re: UA won't ordering additional 77W aircraft, rules out A330neo

I think you have me confused for someone else. I pointed out the pilot forum source on the false 779 rumors quite some time ago, but I don't want to necessarily keep bringing it up. Either way, we've almost arrived at our answer thanks to Karel and the most recent 2Q filings: looks like there's a s...

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by intotheair
Tue Apr 25, 2017 11:31 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA won't ordering additional 77W aircraft, rules out A330neo
Replies: 414
Views: 65781

Re: UA won't ordering additional 77W aircraft, rules out A330neo

Calling more attention than necessary to others' statements that were later pointed out to be false or unproven is at the very least an easy way to turn a thread into something incredibly boring to read. It was not pointed out to be false or unproven, you said you could not be bothered looking at t...

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by intotheair
Tue Apr 25, 2017 10:02 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why BA have never ordered the A330
Replies: 25
Views: 7138

Re: Why BA have never ordered the A330

Obviously it's a commercial decision, but its always struck me that they are probably the only major airline (certainly in Europe & North America at least) never to operate the A330 in their fleet. Anybody know the reasons why BA decided against getting the A330? PS. Before anyone jumps in a sa...

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by intotheair
Tue Apr 25, 2017 3:31 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why BA have never ordered the A330
Replies: 25
Views: 7138

Re: Why BA have never ordered the A330

From the 'Boeing 777' section of the book Gaskell, Keith, British Airways: Its History, Aircraft and Liveries , Airlife Publishing, Shrewsbury, England, 1999, p. 55 'During December 1988 Boeing invited eight major airlines, all of which were potential customers and including British Airways, to bec...

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by intotheair
Tue Apr 25, 2017 1:35 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Will Alaska Airlines add nonstops from Houston or Phoenix to California?
Replies: 15
Views: 2354

Re: Will Alaska Airlines add nonstops from Houston or Phoenix to California?

I would love to see more service at DEN too. If AS wants to win the west, they would be smart to beef up schedules in places like DEN and PHX if they want to be serious about serving the top markets from all their coastal hubs. As it stands now, AS+VX has a remarkably small presence at DEN. Several ...

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by intotheair
Sun Apr 23, 2017 6:31 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA won't ordering additional 77W aircraft, rules out A330neo
Replies: 414
Views: 65781

Re: UA won't ordering additional 77W aircraft, rules out A330neo

You will see the statements in those threads, and you will see many people asking them to basis for their claims, especially the crew rest. Finally you will see the post by "intotheair" directly addressing them as they found the "Investor call and fleet speculation" post on anot...

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by intotheair
Sat Apr 22, 2017 9:56 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Oscar Munoz opts out of UAL Chairman position
Replies: 37
Views: 7116

Re: Oscar Munoz opts out of UAL Chairman position

I agree with Ryanair guru. Having the same person as CEO and chairman of the board is poor corporate governance yet it seems to be (for reasons that I have never understood) the accepted norm in the USA. Don't forget too that Smisek was president, CEO, and chairman! Had the Jersey bribe thing never...

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by intotheair
Sat Apr 22, 2017 8:30 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA won't ordering additional 77W aircraft, rules out A330neo
Replies: 414
Views: 65781

Re: UA won't ordering additional 77W aircraft, rules out A330neo

It's hard to figure out what's actually going on with the UA A350 because UA still really hasn't said much publicly beyond some semi-informal executive comments that they're undergoing a fullscale fleet review. So as far as UA's official position to the public is concerned, UA is still expecting del...

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by intotheair
Thu Apr 20, 2017 5:20 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DEN-PTY On Copa?
Replies: 14
Views: 2287

Re: RE: DEN-PTY On Copa?

I also wouldn't be surprised if UA low-key asked CM to stay out of MSY neither due to its proximity to IAH, although DFW is a large enough market that could support AA, CM, and connecting UA pax that wouldn't steel too many UA pax. Without anti-trust immunity, that would be collusion (read: illegal...

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by intotheair
Thu Apr 20, 2017 4:18 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet Upgrade Status - 2017
Replies: 525
Views: 74095

Re: United Fleet Upgrade Status - 2017

After this week's earnings report, I'm still surprised they haven't said anything about the A350s yet. It's pretty clear they're being deferred, but until when, and are any of them going to be swapped out with other models? Or maybe they're waiting to see how this summer's high season performs befor...

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by intotheair
Thu Apr 20, 2017 3:38 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What's next for Denver Intl Airport
Replies: 121
Views: 14495

Re: What's next for Denver Intl Airport

Yes, and isn't there some sort of relationship *A and CM - or isn't CM already part of in *A? Yes. UA and CM used to have a much closer relationship, as well as CO and CM obviously, but UA and CM are still close partners and are putting each others' codes on both ends of this route. CM's cabins and...

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by intotheair
Thu Apr 20, 2017 3:16 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why did Airbus start with 300?
Replies: 31
Views: 8180

Re: Why did Airbus start with 300?

Because it was originally supposed to seat 300 passengers.

Later on, the design was revised to seat closer to 250, but by that point, it must have been decided that trying to rename the project wasn't in their interests.

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by intotheair
Wed Apr 19, 2017 8:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Central American Aviation Thread - 2017
Replies: 116
Views: 7592

Re: Central American Aviation Thread - 2017

yellowtail wrote:
Seems like CM just announced service PTY-DEN to begin in Dec.


Hopefully it sticks after UA couldn't get it to work. CM is only doing it 4x a week, and the schedule is much better. UA's flight got into PTY after 8pm, so connections should be better with CM's flight arriving into PTY at 6am.

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by intotheair
Wed Apr 19, 2017 8:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What's next for Denver Intl Airport
Replies: 121
Views: 14495

Re: What's next for Denver Intl Airport

Copa to Panama City http://www.denverpost.com/2017/04/19/copa-airlines-denver-international-airport/ :bouncy: Glad to see DEN-PTY come back. Hopefully it sticks this time. The timing seems to be better for connections than last time: CM DEN-PTY dep 22h30 arr 06h05 +1 PTY-DEN dep 11h50 arr 16h12 To ...

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by intotheair
Wed Apr 19, 2017 10:31 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: ATW says drop UA rebrand as CO
Replies: 134
Views: 18757

Re: ATW says drop UA rebrand as CO

I know people hate airlines, and I know people hate United especially, but United is not Blackwater.

In the long run, last week's mishap is nothing compared to everything else United has been through. It'll take a while, but they will be fine.

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by intotheair
Wed Apr 19, 2017 4:36 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What's next for Denver Intl Airport
Replies: 121
Views: 14495

Re: What's next for Denver Intl Airport

KCNC (CBS4) reports that it will be a new international airline: http://denver.cbslocal.com/2017/04/18/another-international-airline-to-provide-service-in-denver/ If this is true, then presumably we can rule out DY, UA, et al. Also, worth pointing out the model plane that was on Mayor Hancock's desk...

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by intotheair
Wed Apr 19, 2017 4:18 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What's next for Denver Intl Airport
Replies: 121
Views: 14495

Re: What's next for Denver Intl Airport

I spent a while talking with a WN manager in DEN last month. WN is working to make DEN the biggest station in it's network - they mentioned that it will probably be around 250-300 dailies there. The build out there has therefore been to get everyone else out of C, to allow WN to expand. They could ...

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by intotheair
Wed Apr 19, 2017 3:27 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What's next for Denver Intl Airport
Replies: 121
Views: 14495

Re: What's next for Denver Intl Airport

Considering the long wish list Denver officials have and the airlines currently serving, are there plans to construct a dedicated international terminal similar to the likes of TBIT? Its beginning to be a little tight in concourse A and the customs facilities are pathetically inefficient There's pl...

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by intotheair
Wed Apr 19, 2017 12:58 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Earnings Call 18 April
Replies: 81
Views: 11473

Re: United Earnings Call 18 April

Still seems like a great strategy to increase domestic capacity though, especially after UA has done nothing but cut domestic capacity for more than a decade. And in that timeframe, look at the much stronger positions AA, DL, and WN are in at LAX, ORD/MDW, JFK/EWR, and DEN.

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by intotheair
Wed Apr 19, 2017 12:55 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What's next for Denver Intl Airport
Replies: 121
Views: 14495

Re: What's next for Denver Intl Airport

You won't see theee airlines doing DEN-LON. BA is apparently already losing money on the route since they moved to a 744. It would be interesting if it's another Europe route due to the lack of international gates at peak time. Is BA really losing money on DEN-LHR? I mean I haven't really heard any...

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by intotheair
Wed Apr 19, 2017 12:01 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What's next for Denver Intl Airport
Replies: 121
Views: 14495

Re: What's next for Denver Intl Airport

How exciting! Given the timing so soon after DY announced DEN-LGW, I wonder whether UA may retaliate with restarting DEN-LHR. Mayor Hancock's tweet says "which airline" instead of saying that it's a new airline, and Ryan Warner specifically mentioned DY's announcement in his tweet. Hmm.......

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by intotheair
Tue Apr 18, 2017 9:25 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Earnings Call 18 April
Replies: 81
Views: 11473

Re: United Earnings Call 18 April

Should be interesting to see what happens. I hope Oscar is his candid self in talking about UA3411. As for everything else, I'm not expecting any major fleet changes aside from perhaps a deferral of the first few A350 frames from 2018 until later (2019-2020, perhaps?) Some more narrowbodies would be...

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by intotheair
Tue Apr 18, 2017 7:12 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumor: United to RTM
Replies: 41
Views: 11746

Re: Rumor: United to RTM

I don't see UA expanding much into Europe this year. Several routes have already been dropped (EWR-OSL, IAD-MAN, BFS) or are going seasonal (EWR-HAM), and the only major addition this summer off the top of my head is SFO-MUC on UA metal. The euro is weak, the dollar is strong, low cost long haul is ...

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by intotheair
Tue Apr 18, 2017 5:16 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Do you see Bombardier doing well?
Replies: 45
Views: 6381

Re: Do you see Bombardier doing well?

Only major orders seem to be Azul and Skywest and that order is in limbo due to the scope limits. The CSeries already has DL, AC and Swiss onboard. AirBaltic will soon become an all CSeries customer soon. I think the future is very bright for this aircraft, it's very versatile. Bombardier's success...

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by intotheair
Mon Apr 17, 2017 8:22 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: European Airlines to Hawaii?
Replies: 30
Views: 4633

Re: European Airlines to Hawaii?

There are far too many beach destinations in and around Europe for such a market to exist. This is the real answer. Very few Europeans travel all the way to Hawaii when there are so many better options much closer for a tropical vacation. Far more find their way to the Mediterranean or the Caribbea...

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by intotheair
Mon Apr 17, 2017 2:33 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA's ongoing PR issues
Replies: 101
Views: 10689

Re: UA's Latest Cringeworthy moment.

I'm suggesting to the mods that we have one "UA is Evil" thread and be done with it. If someone is going to post every single article or incident, it's going to get very old, very fast. Hopefully the press get bored with all these stories soon. My guess is that they will. As someone who p...

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by intotheair
Sat Apr 15, 2017 7:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Compass Airlines relocating all pilots, other jobs to LAX & SEA
Replies: 69
Views: 10008

Re: Compass Airlines relocating all pilots, other jobs to LAX & SEA

I don't know for a fact that the change on the AA side was due to aircraft performance, but just had multiple friends that commute from DEN-LAX for both CP and SKW and they avoided the CP flights like the plague due to days where they could only take 50 or so passengers. I wouldn't doubt that the D...

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by intotheair
Sat Apr 15, 2017 10:40 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Compass Airlines relocating all pilots, other jobs to LAX & SEA
Replies: 69
Views: 10008

Re: Compass Airlines relocating all pilots, other jobs to LAX & SEA

I believe the change from CP to AA mainline on LAX-DEN is due to the significant weight restrictions the 175 takes out of Denver in the spring through fall due to single engine climb performance. This will be a welcome change to both passengers and crew members trying to commute to LA from Denver. ...

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by intotheair
Sat Apr 15, 2017 4:24 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Compass Airlines relocating all pilots, other jobs to LAX & SEA
Replies: 69
Views: 10008

Re: Compass Airlines relocating all pilots, other jobs to LAX & SEA

Hopefully this will be the final act that improves Compass reliability on the west. It sucks. And Delta is aware. Have some fun and do a daily check in the afternoon and see how many Compass flights are running behind. Delta basically told Compass fix your west coast ops or else. This is the respon...

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by intotheair
Sat Apr 15, 2017 2:17 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL orders additional 737-900ER aircraft
Replies: 56
Views: 12551

Re: DL orders additional 737-900ER aircraft

I am never surprised by the angst on this website regarding the 737-900ER. It has only 16 more seats than the 737-800 in economy and an extra lavatory. I guess some people like complaining. I think the 737-800s are worse with 2 lavatories for all of economy and the A321s and A320s with the new spac...

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by intotheair
Fri Apr 14, 2017 11:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Compass Airlines relocating all pilots, other jobs to LAX & SEA
Replies: 69
Views: 10008

Re: Compass Airlines relocating all pilots, other jobs to LAX & SEA

Now that DL will have more terminal space at LAX, I suspect we could see quite a bit more E-175 service! Markets like COS, DSM, ELP, HDN, MEX, MKE, MRY, MSN, OKC, RNO, STL, TUL and/or YYC might just be perfect missions for the type. I would find many of those to be unlikely. DEN on DL is still all ...

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by intotheair
Tue Apr 11, 2017 1:32 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA Closes IAH 787 Base, Opens IAD
Replies: 17
Views: 5418

Re: UA Closes IAH 787 Base, Opens IAD

What pilot base will handle the DEN-NRT route? They could upgauge it to a 789 and fly LAX-NRT-DEN-NRT-LAX, otherwise I'd say one of the IAD flights to DEN switches from a 739 to the 788 According to the other thread, the 788 will come from SFO. A second 787 flight appears in the SFO-DEN-SFO schedul...

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by intotheair
Tue Apr 11, 2017 1:14 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Lack of AA JFK-DFW
Replies: 45
Views: 7029

Re: lack of AA JFK-DFW

I think LGA is the answer. Even when UA had an international gateway of sorts at JFK, I don't think they ever flew DEN-JFK.

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by intotheair
Tue Apr 11, 2017 12:31 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Norwegian announces DEN-LGW and SEA-LGW
Replies: 172
Views: 16178

Re: Norwegian announces DEN-LGW and SEA-LGW

AF/KL never operated to Denver. Perhaps you are thinking of Martinair - they operated DEN-AMS for a few years starting in 1995. Wow, that's one I never knew about! http://www.westword.com/news/off-limits-5059041 http://www.bizjournals.com/denver/stories/1998/02/16/story7.html The Westword article s...

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by intotheair
Tue Apr 11, 2017 12:03 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Norwegian announces DEN-LGW and SEA-LGW
Replies: 172
Views: 16178

Re: Norwegian announces DEN-LGW and SEA-LGW

AF / KL dropped out of DEN some time ago, I don't see them returning. AF/KL never operated to Denver. Perhaps you are thinking of Martinair - they operated DEN-AMS for a few years starting in 1995. Wow, that's one I never knew about! http://www.westword.com/news/off-limits-5059041 http://www.bizjou...

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by intotheair
Mon Apr 10, 2017 11:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Norwegian announces DEN-LGW and SEA-LGW
Replies: 172
Views: 16178

Re: Norwegian announces DEN-LGW and SEA-LGW

[Also, until the last 10-15 years, Denver was largely considered an oversized cowtown. Only recently has Denver started finding itself in the ranks of a being a fledgling global city. And finally, UA was relitively late in the game of becoming an intercontinental player, having received its pacific...

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by intotheair
Mon Apr 10, 2017 11:58 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Another United gaffe - forces doctor off plane
Replies: 2100
Views: 107579

Re: Another United gaffe - forces doctor off plane

Unless UA violated the contract of carriage -which does not appear to be the case based on the limited information available - this is no gaffe. Airlines cannot and should not be in the business of picking IDBs based on whose time is most valuable. If this man's arrival in Louisville were truly as ...

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by intotheair
Mon Apr 10, 2017 9:05 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Comedy: "United Should cut Intl flying to fund Domestic Growth"
Replies: 42
Views: 5383

Re: Comedy: "United Should cut Intl flying to fund Domestic Growth"

Wasn't it about 5 years ago that cutting domestic and adding international was the new secret to financial success? Which is not to say that things go back and forth, and as markets change strategy needs to change. But some of this could be that US airlines are not competing well. I don't know abou...

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by intotheair
Mon Apr 10, 2017 1:23 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Comedy: "United Should cut Intl flying to fund Domestic Growth"
Replies: 42
Views: 5383

Re: Comedy: "United Should cut Intl flying to fund Domestic Growth"

Wasn't it about 5 years ago that cutting domestic and adding international was the new secret to financial success? Which is not to say that things go back and forth, and as markets change strategy needs to change. But some of this could be that US airlines are not competing well. I don't know abou...

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by intotheair
Sun Apr 09, 2017 11:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Comedy: "United Should cut Intl flying to fund Domestic Growth"
Replies: 42
Views: 5383

Re: Comedy: "United Should cut Intl flying to fund Domestic Growth"

Yeah, this piece is a little silly. United has already said it needs to beef up domestic capacity, and UA is doing that. All of the 772As have been pulled off international routes and are now 364-seat domestic people haulers. Many of the routes he lists have already been cut, and UA's summer schedul...

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by intotheair
Sun Apr 09, 2017 3:37 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What will United do with the A320s?
Replies: 18
Views: 5311

Re: What will United do with the A320s?

It is a little perplexing especially since they are adding newer used CZ A319s to the fleet. A lot of the A319s have been redeployed in the last year or so into small outstations that have typically only received UAX service in the last decade. The A320s appear to be focused on shorter and less prem...

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by intotheair
Sat Apr 08, 2017 9:17 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA drops NRT-ICN; move 3 737 back to Mainland from Guam
Replies: 59
Views: 12935

Re: UA drops NRT-ICN; move 3 737 back to Mainland from Guam

I seem to recall that UA downgauged HKG-SIN after the merger. Supposedly there was so much protest that UA brought back the 777. That's a good sign. UA has done so much pruning and adjusting. HKG is emerging as a survivor. Now what about SFO-HGH? The flight is always empty. Yeah, I remember the sam...

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by intotheair
Sat Apr 08, 2017 9:07 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA won't ordering additional 77W aircraft, rules out A330neo
Replies: 414
Views: 65781

Re: UA won't ordering additional 77W aircraft, rules out A330neo

If this ends up to be a deferral, sure, that makes sense. If it's a cancellation, I'll be happy to eat my words. A major airline in good financial health like UA is not the typical customer to cancel such a large and long-standing order, no matter whether it's Airbus or Boeing, and even if it was re...

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by intotheair
Sat Apr 08, 2017 8:52 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA drops NRT-ICN; move 3 737 back to Mainland from Guam
Replies: 59
Views: 12935

Re: UA drops NRT-ICN; move 3 737 back to Mainland from Guam

It's interesting to see the HKG-SIN flight stick around. While transiting through SFO on the SFO-SIN nonstop is now the fastest way to get to SIN from most of UA's core markets in the west, EWR-HKG-SIN is still faster for most places in the east. I've also heard before (admittedly anecdotally) that ...

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by intotheair
Sat Apr 08, 2017 12:34 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA drops NRT-ICN; move 3 737 back to Mainland from Guam
Replies: 59
Views: 12935

Re: UA drops NRT-ICN; move 3 737 back to Mainland from Guam

What was UAs Asian tags back in the hay day out of NRT? http://www.uky.edu/AS/Courses/GEO545/images/UnitedAsia.jpg Very cool old route map. At its peak, United also flew (albeit for only a short period of time) from NRT to GUM and SPN. I believe they also flew NRT-TPE for many years. Yes, there was...

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by intotheair
Fri Apr 07, 2017 5:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Norwegian announces DEN-LGW and SEA-LGW
Replies: 172
Views: 16178

Re: Norwegian announces DEN-LGW and SEA-LGW

I'm always fascinated by the everyday traveler who books against his or her own interests. Those who book tickets several months out thinking fares never come down to some extent, or the people who book 6am flights instead of 11am flights because it's $5 cheaper. You're fascinated that not everyone...

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