Apologies if this has been covered elsewhere, I could not find anything using the search function. I was wondering what sort of restrictions airlines, UA in particular, face when operating the 772ER on very long routes? UA operates the longest 777-200ER route, EWR-HKG at 8065mi in a 267 seat config...Jump to post
I was on the inaugural flight today from IAH-MCO. As you can see from the T/O data below, the B737MAX-9 is still a dog on departure just like it’s older brother. This takeoff data makes for rather good comparisons as there was 0 wind today. We were even 30 thousand plus pounds under MTOW. But as so...Jump to post
By the way, what was wrong with the 767-200ERs from Continental that they retited them so early? Afaik they were as new as the 767-400s, built in the early 2000s, a decade younger than many of the UA 767-300ERs. I know they are heavy, weight per seat is much higher than the 763ER. But they were per...Jump to post
I don't understand whats going on here... Why would you put the time, effort and money into obtaining the type rating on a jet, in which 99% of them out there are multi engines but not get the multi-engine rating? You need to get your multi done first, otherwise you are wasting time and money, also ...Jump to post
I think that UA would have ordered the A319neo, A320neo, and/or A321neo instead of the Boeing 737 MAX if the UA-CO merger hadn't taken place. Noooh, United ordered B737-900's before the merger. Not as many as we Had though. Are you sure of that? There are no 737-922. They all came in with CO's 24 c...Jump to post
WHQ isn't going anywhere anytime soon. That is NOT happening.
The NOC however, needs to get out of that tower ASAP. Its such a crammed cluster F in there and the floor layout is absolutely detrimental to a proper functioning NOC environment. It has absolutely NO business being in that building.
If the maintenance and cycle numbers are good, UA should be taking a hard look at these. If they can get another 4-5 years out of them then they would be worth it. Highly doubt AA would sell them to a direct domestic competitor. I still think freighter fleet as they still have some useful life, hav...Jump to post
In addition to fuel, what are the cost considerations in deciding whether or not to return to the airport almost immediately after takeoff due to a medical emergency? At my airline, zero. Cost isn't considered at all. What we do consider is what facilities and medical services are available for any...Jump to post
Ugh is this happening? This is one of the most recognizable features that I absolutely LOVE on the 787's and the 748's....Jump to post
The hamster owner actually flushed her hamster down the toilet. Her "emotional support" hamster at that.
What in the hell? What is she suing for? No amount of money is going to buy you common sense lady.
The airplanes were absolutely amazing in what they were able to do. Unfortunately they were a byproduct of Smisek-era cost cutting and were one of the first to go. If not for that, FAR 117 may have cut their life short then. However, reconfigured and put on the proper missions I feel they would have...Jump to post
Anywhere from the mainland US to Belize and or Central America is in VHF coverage. HF is or isn't required depending on the carriers opspec allowances. LDOC providers for all over water operations are SFO and NY ARINC via Mexnet/Gulfnet frequencies and is guaranteed above FL200. SATCOM is not, in an...Jump to post
Believe or not but for us it is Denver. I am going by FROM the hub to an outstation, to a geographical point in the cont. 48 USA, and based on flying time. Not percentage of population or anything. Why Denver? Its not about geographic center or anything like that. Its because you need optimal year-r...Jump to post
What about diverting into military bases? How are the charges billed? If a civilian plane diverted to a military air field, they would likely be met by MP's with rifles pointed. The only way for a civilian plane to land at a base is to get the written approval of the base comander. There's paperwor...Jump to post
TUGMASTER wrote:Doesn't seem to be in a hurry at 327kts and FL360...?
and seems a tad bizarre northerly routing,,,...?
My question is why post merger UA retired their very new 762's acquired by CO a few years earlier. My thoughts are that they would have been a great supliment to the 77A's for domestic runs and Hawaii in a lower J config with slimlines in Y. They would have had the benefit of ULD baggage and cargo ...Jump to post
Not sure if English is your 2nd language or not, but it is very hard to understand what you are asking...Jump to post
Man, boy am I glad United did their farewell tour the right way. Delta is just a disaster here, but to be honest I am not surprised. The 747 never really was a major part of Deltas history. Its a Northwest legacy plane they inherited via merger and with Deltas "washing the red out" mental...Jump to post
Man, boy am I glad United did their farewell tour the right way. Delta is just a disaster here, but to be honest I am not surprised. The 747 never really was a major part of Deltas history. Its a Northwest legacy plane they inherited via merger and with Deltas "washing the red out" mentali...Jump to post
Anytime you have a ceiling below 3000 ft it almost takes off 20 flights per hour on the arrival rate, and any ceiling below 2000 ft you are guaranteed a ground delay program into SFO. The traffic demand plus the runway configuration neuter the arrival rate badly to where they can only handle 25-35 p...Jump to post
XAM2175 wrote:Remember the very very big elephant in the hanger with the 747 too - fuel tank inerting.
trijetsonly wrote:OneSexyL1011 wrote:In order the last 3 routes where
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There has been absolutely ZERO mention of keeping 2 747's on property for charter operations. At least in my department that I know of. It was commonly known, and said that all 747's will exit the fleet by the end of the year. The only thing I can think of is we have outstanding charter contracts th...Jump to post
CarbonFibre wrote:Last one is tomorrow (Saturday) op by N107UA.
Oh man, the possibilities! Can just be a reprint of the original model or they can add any combination of upgrades to the -300. I would see UA jumping on this ASAP as we really, really love the 763/4. Its our most liked aircraft by passengers in the fleet. (yes, above the 787)Jump to post
I'd say the majority of seats sold were probably to employees. In my department alone I know of 19 people who bought seats Unless your department had the inside track that this announcement and flight was going to be announced I seriously doubt 19 people from one department bought tickets. I know m...Jump to post
At our carrier, CI 300 is roughly equal to a M.845 at cruise. Other variables apply of course, however we rarely plan flights faster than 300. 25 ranges from M.820-.830 and 150 is about M.840. Not sure if that helps you or not, however those speeds are generally what I see at those indexes if that h...Jump to post
Copa has been flying their 737-800s on routes up to 2,900 nm for more than a decade. Per the information above, Norwegian is blocking-off about 30 seats. So whether blocking 15% of the seats counts as a "tremendous amount of seats" is pretty subjective. People were debating whether or not...Jump to post
It would be impossible to operate these flights year round with this aircraft and not block off a tremendous amount of seats, or not do a technical stop with the current NG 737 fleet. This airplane already is at its absolute maximum limits with these flights and the more I think about it the more i...Jump to post