It's funny, I was just talking about UA's lack of Southeast presence and their ignorance toward opening up more routes down here, even if they don't open a hub. UA's hubs are terrible for the most part and unless you live near them, they are inaccessible to most people and rely on a large Express n...Jump to post
I don't see this being MAXed out. I see it being an available aircraft within a short space of time (Jan 2018)Possibly adding some refinements that are already certified. If you talk about adding new this and that tech then you're spending money on development that could be spent on a new design. I...Jump to post
Yowzer!! New menu cards and cutlery. Well they have my business! (sarcasm button off!) Seriously man, you would have thought Delta reinvented the wheel the way you go on!
I do not think UA and AA are going to be quaking in their boots with this announcement.
Whilst I loved the tulip, I echo what UA777lover has stated. That ship has sailed. The combined company needs to look forward and not back and if/when they do rebrand it needs to be something completely new or if not a brand that recognises both Continentals and United history in the brand. The last...Jump to post
Well done for this thread, great work.
Will miss the 747s big time. Managed to bag many a flight on these beauties, mostly with UA across the pacific into HKG and out of LHR.
Such a sad day but seemed inevitable.
Had many a flight on monarch since the 1980s. Now have to add these to the list of the likes of Air Europe and Dan Air that carved out my love for flying from an early age and now all going the way of the dodo.
Good luck to all the staff.
What a joke. Going from LHR to STN is just putting another nail in the coffin. Someone turn the lights off on the way out!Jump to post
With the mess at Ryanair at present (cancellations) and a lot of pilots jumping ship from them to Norwegian, this was never going to work anyway in my view.
The spat between these two is going to grow and grow.
Where's all the A350 armchair CEO's now who said the A350 would never come to UA!
Jeez. Can you get hold of the writer of this article and tell him I have a beach front villa in the Sahara to sell if he is interested. Absolute nonsense that the pilot made those comments.Jump to post
Count me out on those routes. 20 hours in coach? Not unless I've been cryogenically frozen.
CairnterriAIR wrote:Upon the tail of that aircraft, I see a little silhouetto of a man.
[quote="AirbusA322"]Does anyone see the VS brand going in the medium term? We saw what happened over at VX so can't be ruled out. I myself do wonder where this leaves VS long term and staff, short term. I know VS shed a lot of staff when DL invested and what with this now I wonder if furth...Jump to post
The passenger has hit out at the airport staff and the staff member has defended himself. I am British and ashamed to see this, the passenger should have been arrested for assault, simple as. You simply cannot go around hitting people.......end of.Jump to post
This is great news and one that took me by surprise. loved the direct flight previously but my god the 777 was way too much aircraft at that time. The 788 is as people have already stated perfect and I certainly hope the flights sticks to year round eventually.Jump to post
Great Aircraft. Well done Boeing and UA. I hope UA does do something to recognise this on the aircraft. I can remember flying to IAD from LHR on the 777 when UA first had them in the fleet and was just in awe of this beautiful aircraft. Here's to another 1500.Jump to post
Wow. Another shot in the arm to BA in their back yard.Jump to post
Having flown her twice the experience was in my view First Class from the moment you checked in. Was it cramped in the cabin, sure it was but you forgot all that being consumed in such a magical bird flying twice the speed of sound, drinking and eating all the way. Truly superb experience.Jump to post
So was the Concorde a failure? Was it a success story? Or was it something in between, a jet never living up to its potential? Who cares? Flying on Concorde was the most thrilling experience of my life. I'd give almost anything to be able to do it again. mariner Mariner, could not agree more. Anyon...Jump to post
question?? What would Norwegian flying anywhere have to do with United?? Your Logic escapes me. Norwegian entering a given market puts big pressure on yields. If the market itself is small, that will make it far less likely an airline like UA will enter the market. This is especially true given the...Jump to post
UA would use some popular anime series/character (ie, Pretty Cure and Aino Megumi/Cure Lovely) as a promotion to restore UA's image and faith, similarly to how Toyota used Hatsune Miku, a popular Vocaloid character (along with Rin and Len Kagamine), as a promotion for their 2011 Corolla, as well as...Jump to post
Yep. Pretty stupid idea to change the name. As vanguard737 stated you don't simply change the company name because you have had bad press. You ride it out and come out the other end wiser and stronger for it. Take Volkswagon for example, they took a hammering, massive fines, totally discredited........Jump to post
One thing airline PR departments should realize is that it can happen to them too, and they are seriously tempting fate by taking PR jabs at the misfortunes of their competitors. Agreed. Rule number one, never mock your peers in public , as it will come back and bite you in the arse at some point. ...Jump to post
Mir wrote:One thing airline PR departments should realize is that it can happen to them too, and they are seriously tempting fate by taking PR jabs at the misfortunes of their competitors.
Its reasons like this why United will continue to make airlines like Delta flourish when they are down and out. Like I said, it will only take folks one or two flights on AA or UA and even the lesser, low cost rival JetBlue for people to realize that the grass really isn't greener. That this happen...Jump to post
I think it's VS that has more to worry about. BA still has a bigger network, the frequencies and corporate contracts. How long before Norwegian has a bigger US network from London than VS? I don't think you'll see Level at LGW because IAG want to capture premium demand from LON that they can do wit...Jump to post
Somehow I don't see the UK government busting its balls to get a deal done as soon as possible just to ensure Ryanair can get its 2019 schedule in place!! I think they are aware of the big picture and the likes of MOL etc will just have to be patient and get in line along with a lot of other people....Jump to post