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by OneSexyL1011
Thu Nov 16, 2017 8:24 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Does SFO have a flawed design?
Replies: 44
Views: 7843

Re: Does SFO have a flawed design?

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...

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by OneSexyL1011
Wed Nov 15, 2017 6:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United 772A replacement
Replies: 21
Views: 3132

Re: United 772A replacement

The frames will probably stay in the fleet until they max out on time/cycles so they will not be going anywhere anytime soon.

There is absolutely nothing available that can replace them, and their mission.

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by OneSexyL1011
Tue Nov 14, 2017 8:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: How many of UA's 777's are older than their 747's?
Replies: 29
Views: 4360

Re: How many of UA's 777's are older than their 747's?

XAM2175 wrote:
Remember the very very big elephant in the hanger with the 747 too - fuel tank inerting.

Yep. All because a 747 got shot dow......errr I mean "exploded" after take off.
Cough cough TWA800

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by OneSexyL1011
Sun Nov 12, 2017 7:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What are the destinations of the last b747-400 from united?
Replies: 9
Views: 1328

Re: What are the destinations of the last b747-400 from united?

trijetsonly wrote:
OneSexyL1011 wrote:
In order the last 3 routes where
SFO-HNL
SFO-ICN-SFO
SFO-LHR-SFO


SFO-HNL
SFO-ICN-SFO
SFO-FRA-SFO

AFAIK

FRA was changed over the the 77W before LHR

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by OneSexyL1011
Fri Nov 10, 2017 7:55 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: China to order 300 Boeings
Replies: 61
Views: 12525

Re: China to order 300 Boeings

Please, please, pleeeeeease be for the 748i. I just...ugh wish so bad.

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by OneSexyL1011
Fri Nov 10, 2017 7:53 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What are the destinations of the last b747-400 from united?
Replies: 9
Views: 1328

Re: What are the destinations of the last b747-400 from united?

In order the last 3 routes where
SFO-HNL
SFO-ICN-SFO
SFO-LHR-SFO

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by OneSexyL1011
Wed Nov 08, 2017 4:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA accelerates 747-400 retirement
Replies: 423
Views: 87878

Re: UA accelerates 747-400 retirement

The way UA did this, I couldn't be any more proud to be a UA employee. They truly did the 747 justice in its retirement.
I cant believe its gone. SFO and ORD to me will never be the same.

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by OneSexyL1011
Tue Nov 07, 2017 4:10 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA accelerates 747-400 retirement
Replies: 423
Views: 87878

Re: UA accelerates 747-400 retirement

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...

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by OneSexyL1011
Sun Oct 29, 2017 7:01 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA accelerates 747-400 retirement
Replies: 423
Views: 87878

Re: UA900

https://www.flightradar24.com/data/flights/ua900

And with that, marks the end of regular scheduled passenger service with the 744 at UA. End of an era for sure.
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CarbonFibre wrote:
Last one is tomorrow (Saturday) op by N107UA.

https://www.flightradar24.com/data/flights/ua900

And with that, marks the end of regular scheduled passenger service with the 744 at UA. End of an era for sure.

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by OneSexyL1011
Sun Oct 29, 2017 6:59 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA accelerates 747-400 retirement
Replies: 423
Views: 87878

Re: UA accelerates 747-400 retirement

n27903 wrote:
Did anyone else see N175UA do the wing wave this moring on its way to VCV? And N174UA wasnt long behind it

Such a shame. N174UA was the last one I flew on this past summer. Hard to believe its gone for good now.

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by OneSexyL1011
Fri Oct 27, 2017 7:36 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA accelerates 747-400 retirement
Replies: 423
Views: 87878

Re: UA accelerates 747-400 retirement

pezzy669 wrote:
Saw this bird at DEN today parked at a gate (B30 I think), is it subbing in as needed or what?

Employee hub to hub flights today. Last stop was Denver

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by OneSexyL1011
Fri Oct 20, 2017 5:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing may consider restarting 767 pax model production
Replies: 695
Views: 100117

Re: Boeing may consider restarting 767 pax model production

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)

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by OneSexyL1011
Wed Oct 04, 2017 3:31 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Most-missed US Major
Replies: 68
Views: 3058

Re: Most-missed US Major

Northwest and Continental for me. Those were my two most flown carriers prior to merger mania. I remember seeing so many red tails in AMS and NRT. Domestically I used CO exclusively almost.

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by OneSexyL1011
Sat Sep 23, 2017 7:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA accelerates 747-400 retirement
Replies: 423
Views: 87878

Re: UA accelerates 747-400 retirement

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...

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by OneSexyL1011
Tue Sep 19, 2017 6:25 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA accelerates 747-400 retirement
Replies: 423
Views: 87878

Re: UA accelerates 747-400 retirement

I'd say the majority of seats sold were probably to employees. In my department alone I know of 19 people who bought seats

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by OneSexyL1011
Wed Aug 30, 2017 4:50 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Cost Index B777-200ER Question
Replies: 7
Views: 892

Re: Cost Index B777-200ER Question

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...

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by OneSexyL1011
Sat Aug 19, 2017 8:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 5 DY 737's currently over the Atlantic
Replies: 117
Views: 20476

Re: 5 DY 737's currently over the Atlantic

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...

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by OneSexyL1011
Tue Aug 08, 2017 3:05 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Your first L1011/DC-10/MD-11 flight(s)
Replies: 87
Views: 2915

Re: Your first L1011/DC-10/MD-11 flight(s)

L1011 - Delta 1998'ish ATL-BOS
DC10 - NWA 2004 MSP-AMS
MD11 - KLM 1997 IAH-AMS

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by OneSexyL1011
Tue Aug 01, 2017 4:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 5 DY 737's currently over the Atlantic
Replies: 117
Views: 20476

Re: 5 DY 737's currently over the Atlantic

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...

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by OneSexyL1011
Tue Aug 01, 2017 4:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PHOG (Maui) runway 05/23 ?
Replies: 5
Views: 700

Re: PHOG (Maui) runway 05/23 ?

Obstacle clearance limits for commercial sized aircraft is weight prohibitive on runway 05.

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by OneSexyL1011
Mon Jul 31, 2017 10:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Woman 'kicked off flight and arrested for giving business class blanket to son in economy'
Replies: 3
Views: 3062

Re: Woman 'kicked off flight and arrested for giving business class blanket to son in economy'

I feel there is A LOT of information here thats been lost in translation, manipulated to fit the sensationalism and/or just flat out missing.

It is getting to a point where you cant take these kinds of stories seriously anymore.

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by OneSexyL1011
Mon Jul 31, 2017 4:49 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: B767s - a dying breed?
Replies: 106
Views: 16065

Re: B767s - a dying breed?

At UA, the 763/4 are constantly voted by passengers as their favorite aircraft in the fleet. Yes, even over the 787.

Passengers just love it. Its the perfect balance. I just wish it had just a little bit more MTOW capability. This A/C is just begging to be turned into a MAX or NEO or whatever.

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by OneSexyL1011
Fri Jul 28, 2017 7:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta is quitting Venezuela... too
Replies: 38
Views: 8860

Re: Delta is quitting Venezuela... too

To think, there used to be Concorde service to Caracas back in the day. Caracas once was a major money destination.

Man, how times have changed.

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by OneSexyL1011
Thu Jul 27, 2017 6:53 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 5 DY 737's currently over the Atlantic
Replies: 117
Views: 20476

Re: 5 DY 737's currently over the Atlantic

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 it...

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by OneSexyL1011
Wed Jul 26, 2017 6:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United relaunches DEN-LHR
Replies: 85
Views: 13930

Re: United relaunches DEN-LHR

This is the perfect plane for this route. Pre-merger wise the 777 was too much and the 763 was too weak performance wise.

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by OneSexyL1011
Thu Jul 20, 2017 8:15 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA releases worst safety video ever?
Replies: 115
Views: 13257

Re: BA releases worst safety video ever?

It isn't that bad as some have made it out to be. I actually enjoyed it and I don't understand a single thing of "British humor"

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by OneSexyL1011
Mon Jul 03, 2017 6:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Adding Additional 77W's to Schedule
Replies: 55
Views: 14927

Re: United Adding Additional 77W's to Schedule

The 77W has made it down to EZE a few times as well on the IAH-EZE route

What I really want to know, is why haven't the 772 C's been placed on the ORD-HKG route yet? Or just running flights in ORD in general.

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by OneSexyL1011
Mon Jul 03, 2017 4:51 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Can anyone kindly tell me what this is? [United 757]
Replies: 38
Views: 8216

Re: Can anyone kindly tell me what this is? [United 757]

Guys, its not a big deal. Here are the associated restrictions for having a single seal missing. Straight from the MEL manual itself. For one seal missing the following performance penalties are applied: A. Reduce Takeoff Performance Limited Weight by 100 pounds. B. Reduce Enroute Climb Performance ...

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by OneSexyL1011
Sun Jul 02, 2017 2:41 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Can anyone kindly tell me what this is? [United 757]
Replies: 38
Views: 8216

Re: Can anyone kindly tell me what this is? [United 757]

Just a slat/flap seal coming loose. You can have several missing before any type of penalty is applied. Even then, its extremely minimal.

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by OneSexyL1011
Tue Jun 27, 2017 4:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What happened to the twin jack headphone socket on planes?
Replies: 32
Views: 5992

Re: What happened to the twin jack headphone socket on planes?

Gosh, I remember the headphones that used hollow tubes of air instead of wires. Hahaha

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by OneSexyL1011
Tue Jun 27, 2017 6:05 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Future of the Boeing yoke.
Replies: 75
Views: 15971

Re: Future of the Boeing yoke.

My question is, why should they change? For more leg room? Thats about it.

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by OneSexyL1011
Tue Jun 27, 2017 5:59 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing receives Unidentified Order for 20 777X
Replies: 51
Views: 13234

Re: Boeing receives Unidentified Order for 20 777X

United ordered them but are waiting to announce it until they announce the A350 order cancellation first...



:stirthepot: :lol:

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by OneSexyL1011
Sat Jun 17, 2017 8:03 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA SFO-NRT Now 77W
Replies: 8
Views: 2080

UA SFO-NRT Now 77W

..and thus ends all 747 service to Japan. As of a few days ago the last flight for a B744 went to NRT and back. All flights now out of all the hubs are on a 772 or 77W and 787.

Damn. Crazy how the Japan 747 service went out with nothing but a whimper...

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by OneSexyL1011
Sat Jun 17, 2017 7:58 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 747-400 Passenger Fleet Tracking/Retirements Thread
Replies: 116
Views: 20462

Re: Boeing 747-400 Passenger Fleet Tracking/Retirements Thread

UAL SFO-NRT is no longer operated by a 744 as of 2 days ago. Its now on a 77W.

The last routes as of June on the 744 are ICN, PEK, PVG, TPE, FRA and LHR. All out of SFO. From what I hear, TPE is expected to to go 77W in July.

Rumor has it, ICN will be the last B744 flight for UA

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by OneSexyL1011
Wed Jun 14, 2017 3:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Pan Am 747 Retrojet & Farewell Tour?
Replies: 90
Views: 20755

Re: Delta Pan Am 747 Retrojet & Farewell Tour?

It needs to be some variation of NWA and United needs to do some variation of Pan AM Would make the most sense honestly and keep both legacies remembered. Arguing about who purchased what assets and who should do what is pointless. NWA was a major 747 operator and Pan Am was the original. Over the l...

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by OneSexyL1011
Tue Jun 13, 2017 11:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA upping the ante in Hawaii
Replies: 135
Views: 21546

Re: UA upping the ante in Hawaii

Fantastic news. ORD-OGG-ORD going almost daily. Was hoping to see a IAH or EWR to OGG but oh well. Otherwise, this is great news for the islands

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by OneSexyL1011
Mon Jun 05, 2017 5:44 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA suspends CCS (Caracas) effective 7/1
Replies: 180
Views: 24685

Re: UA suspends CCS effective 7/1

If I understand correctly, UA had been using a 757 on the IAH-CCS with an augmented crew. Loads were bad, so they switched to a 737. Since a 737 doesn't have a flat business class seat for a crew rest, they added a stop in AUA do a crew change. Crew can't stay in CCS for safety reasons. Loads are s...

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by OneSexyL1011
Sat Jun 03, 2017 3:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA suspends CCS (Caracas) effective 7/1
Replies: 180
Views: 24685

Re: UA suspends CCS effective 7/1

The newly required stop in AUA likely killed the economics on this route. If I understand correctly, UA had been using a 757 on the IAH-CCS with an augmented crew. Loads were bad, so they switched to a 737. Since a 737 doesn't have a flat business class seat for a crew rest, they added a stop in AU...

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by OneSexyL1011
Sat Jun 03, 2017 5:05 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA suspends CCS (Caracas) effective 7/1
Replies: 180
Views: 24685

Re: UA suspends CCS (Caracas) effective 7/1

Flight is hemorrhaging money every time it operates. Loads are empty, there is no non-stop from IAH anymore. The flight goes IAH-AUA-CCS-IAH now, with a crew change only in AUA. Reason for the stop was they didn't want to overnight crews in CCS anymore. This flight is an absolute total loss on all f...

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by OneSexyL1011
Fri Jun 02, 2017 7:24 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA Rebrand: Will this happen anytime soon?
Replies: 93
Views: 14354

Re: UA Rebrand: Will this happen anytime soon?

whooooooooooooooo the hell Caaaaaaaaaaaaaares? Enough already. It doesn't really matter. When is Delta going to rebrand? When is AA going to rebrand? When is who the hell cares anymore going to rebrand? As a UA employee I am so sick and tired of hearing this over, and over and over again from whate...

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by OneSexyL1011
Wed May 31, 2017 11:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Could SJU regain hub status?
Replies: 42
Views: 6374

Re: Could SJU regain hub status?

How do you annex something that is already part of the US? I think you need to read up on your history. Annexation only occurs when a territory becomes an official state. That is not what annexation means. Annexation simply means to become territory of a government; it is completely independent of ...

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by OneSexyL1011
Wed May 31, 2017 11:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA Rebrand: Will this happen anytime soon?
Replies: 93
Views: 14354

Re: UA Rebrand: Will this happen anytime soon?

whooooooooooooooo the hell Caaaaaaaaaaaaaares? Enough already. It doesn't really matter. When is Delta going to rebrand? When is AA going to rebrand? When is who the hell cares anymore going to rebrand? As a UA employee I am so sick and tired of hearing this over, and over and over again from whatev...

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by OneSexyL1011
Fri May 26, 2017 12:16 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Pilot refuses to fly packed airplane because passenger labelled his personal WIFI ‘Jihadist Cell London 1’
Replies: 95
Views: 15301

Re: Pilot refuses to fly packed airplane because passenger labelled his personal WIFI ‘Jihadist Cell London 1’

It's all fun and games until an airplane blows up. A lot of you, on an airline forum think this is funny, or was an overreaction, or is no big dea....etc My goodness some of you people need a reminder what industry this is and what world you live in. God forbid something terrible happens to remind y...

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by OneSexyL1011
Tue May 23, 2017 7:57 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA's ongoing PR issues
Replies: 372
Views: 30193

Re: Unruly Trump Supporter Carried off United Flight 87 PVG-EWR

Him wearing that hat had nothing to do with this story. That was the only thing trump related about it.

Sensationalist click bait article.

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by OneSexyL1011
Mon May 22, 2017 7:54 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Twins vs. quads and international over water routings.
Replies: 65
Views: 6198

Re: Twins vs. quads and international over water routings.

You people are a piece of work. On what planet is being on 1 engine in a twin as safe as being on 3 engines in a quad? None. ETOPS isn't any kind of capability that the aircraft can magically do. Stop applying 120, 138,180, 207...etc to any aircraft as being "perfectly capable" of flying ...

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by OneSexyL1011
Mon May 22, 2017 7:37 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Twins vs. quads and international over water routings.
Replies: 65
Views: 6198

Re: Twins vs. quads and international over water routings.

On what planet is being on 1 engine in a twin as safe as being on 3 engines in a quad? None. ETOPS isn't any kind of capability that the aircraft can magically do. Stop applying 120, 138,180, 207...etc to any aircraft as being "perfectly capable" of flying on a single engine. The ETOPS min...

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by OneSexyL1011
Sun May 14, 2017 5:07 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Today's UA 49 diverted back to BOM?
Replies: 45
Views: 6906

Re: Today's UA 49 diverted back to BOM?

In this case very smart of UA to return to BOM. No way in hell I'd want to divert to ALA or anywhere else if I was stable enough to return to BOM. Haven't heard much about this incident so I trust UA took good care of the pax w/r/t hotel rooms, rebookings. I wouldn't be so sure of that. There are h...

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by OneSexyL1011
Fri May 12, 2017 6:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Today's UA 49 diverted back to BOM?
Replies: 45
Views: 6906

Re: Today's UA 49 diverted back to BOM?

They could have landed in Tehran like NW did with a DC-10-30 . In a emergency I think politics is tossed out the window is it ? The NW Dc-10 was serviced and went onward to AMS without further incident . UA could have done that no ? As you know Iran is not very friendly to the US so anything with a...

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by OneSexyL1011
Fri May 12, 2017 3:45 am
Forum: Site Related
Topic: Announcement: Airliners.net has been acquired by VerticalScope
Replies: 392
Views: 174857

Re: Announcement: Airliners.net has been acquired by VerticalScope

I take this news as nothing more than bad news. I am sorry, but 2 other major forums I am apart of (or should I say, was) were bought and taken over by VS. Today? It was ran into the ground and they are all but ghost towns. These were major traffic sports forums that had at its peak, thousands of p...

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by OneSexyL1011
Fri May 12, 2017 3:37 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Today's UA 49 diverted back to BOM?
Replies: 45
Views: 6906

Re: Today's UA 49 diverted back to BOM?

But why go back to to BOM and not back to DEL or Bucharest or Munich or even Frankfurt. Several reasons. Passenger protection. Its safe to assume that most of these passengers are from BOM or have a closer reltation to BOM than anywhere else so it makes more sense to bring them back as the flight w...

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