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by Cointrin330
Sat Mar 25, 2017 8:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American to go mostly 787 ORD-Europe
Replies: 34
Views: 7231

Re: American to go mostly 787 ORD-Europe

AA never flew ORD-KIX. They very briefly had it from DFW and dropped it. The ORD-DME flight (the other Moscow airport, not SVO) was flown with a 777 because of an instrument issue with the 767 that prevented it being flown into that airport and yes it was ultimately dropped because it was not profit...

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by Cointrin330
Wed Mar 22, 2017 12:08 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA Opens New Security at EWR with 17 Lanes
Replies: 11
Views: 2702

Re: UA Opens New Security at EWR with 17 Lanes

The dependency here is staffing. Not enough TSA? Not all 17 lanes will be open.

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by Cointrin330
Mon Mar 20, 2017 1:57 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: OAG Changes 3/19/2017:EK Reduces LAX, QR Reverses ATL Cut, DL SEA-ORD 3X
Replies: 47
Views: 9011

Re: OAG Changes 3/19/2017:EK Reduces LAX, QR Reverses ATL Cut, DL SEA-ORD 3X

**UA LGA-RDU JUN 3>0.6 JUL 3>0 AUG 3>0 SEP 3>0 OCT 3>0 NOV 3>0 This was a ridicilous move of UA. They have no FFs neither in LGA nor RDU, What were they expecting? I wonder if they sold those slots or are they going to strengthen other LGA routes from its hubs. United has plenty of FF's in the NY A...

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by Cointrin330
Sun Mar 19, 2017 1:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL adding SEA-ORD
Replies: 97
Views: 10513

Re: DL adding SEA-ORD

Hmm....guess it makes sense, if DL is determined to continue the evolution of SEA as it's anchor TPAC gateway. The big 3 are all on busy routes like ORD-LGA-ORD, so this may work. My concern is that ORD POS to Asia will largely be captured by UA/AA and their alliance partners so opportunities may be...

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by Cointrin330
Sat Mar 18, 2017 3:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA to downsize Camagüey and Cienfuegos
Replies: 11
Views: 2846

Re: AA to downsize Camagüey and Cienfuegos

Think this was announced earlier this year. The rush to fly to Cuba hasn't been met with an avalanche of demand, for a number of reasons. First, it's still not that simple and straightforward to visit Cuba. There is a shortage of quality accommodations throughout the country. Internet and WiFi is st...

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by Cointrin330
Fri Mar 17, 2017 1:12 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Non retrofitted AA 777s
Replies: 26
Views: 4024

Re: Non retrofitted AA 777s

The retrofitted AA 777-200ER is a nice aircraft. I travelled on one from JFK to LHR in October. The cabin looks and feels modern. The mood lighting is a nice touch. The seats were comfortable enough and the entertainment system very touch friendly and a substantial improvement over the ON system the...

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by Cointrin330
Thu Mar 16, 2017 1:03 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JetBlue launches fleet review with E190 cost concerns
Replies: 54
Views: 9616

Re: JetBlue launches fleet review with E190 cost concerns

Isn't American Airlines ditching theirs as well (all inherited through the merger with US)?

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by Cointrin330
Tue Mar 14, 2017 12:23 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alitalia to deploy its new 77W to EZE
Replies: 9
Views: 2752

Re: Alitalia to deploy its new 77W to EZE

Looks like they want to have their own share in the demand for Buenos Aires after Norwegian and Iberia launching it from Barcelona. I know Rome isn't Barcelona, but most passengers will be transfer passengers anyway so it doesn't matter much. With so many European airlines launching routes to Bueno...

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by Cointrin330
Mon Mar 13, 2017 12:15 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Airlines A319s
Replies: 4
Views: 1604

American Airlines A319s

I recently travelled from PBI to DCA on an American Airlines A319 which I am assuming, perhaps incorrectly, was an ex-US aircraft. The flight was actually very good. The cabin interior was in very good condition. Slim line seats, but comfortable enough. Clean carpet. Leather seats. Clean and tidy re...

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by Cointrin330
Thu Mar 09, 2017 3:46 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Could HA also serve Newark?
Replies: 4
Views: 271

Re: Could HA also serve Newark?

I guess the issue is whether there is enough demand for two daily nonstops (United and Hawaiian) from Newark. The JFK flight is probably full because it's the only nonstop from JFK. HA doesn't have much capital investment at JFK; they use the JetBlue terminal (one gate) and JetBlue operation servic...

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by Cointrin330
Wed Mar 08, 2017 1:22 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Airlines and the 787
Replies: 29
Views: 5858

Re: American Airlines and the 787

Coming back to American Airlines and the 787, it does seem American is using the plane across more than just TPAC. With the ORD deployment, it looks like they are using the plane on what had been 763 routes. Entirely different strategy than UA which sticks to DEN, SFO, LAX TPAC and hub to hub (LAX/I...

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by Cointrin330
Tue Mar 07, 2017 1:49 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why no US carriers at IST?
Replies: 26
Views: 6047

Re: Why no US carriers at IST?

Delta inherited IST slots when it acquired Pan Am's North Atlantic network in 1991 and for a long time, operated a 757 from FRA to IST in the 1990s to connect to US arriving/departing DL flights at what was then PA (then DL) hub at FRA. DL went nonstop to IST from JFK in, I believe, the late 1990's....

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by Cointrin330
Fri Mar 03, 2017 3:05 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL to Withdraw M88 from LGA Due to Noise
Replies: 54
Views: 9034

Re: DL to Withdraw M88 from LGA Due to Noise

I'm one of those people that actually likes the MD80 series (87, 88, 90) ride. It's smooth and quite and unique, but these planes are getting old.

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by Cointrin330
Thu Mar 02, 2017 2:30 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL MD-88 Phase Out
Replies: 65
Views: 14031

Re: DL MD-88 Phse Out

Are the MD90's second hand acquired by Delta from mainland China carriers or were they just built in China?

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by Cointrin330
Mon Feb 27, 2017 1:17 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alitalia Struggling: on its knees
Replies: 58
Views: 12858

Re: Alitalia Struggling: on its knees

Horrible airline. Atrocious service. Has been a basket case for decades.

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by Cointrin330
Sun Feb 26, 2017 12:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: QF 12- domestic US
Replies: 38
Views: 6114

Re: QF 12- domestic US

This has been discussed multiple times on this forum. The QF 11/12 (LAX-JFK-LAX) cannot carry local passengers, meaning anyone booked on the LAX-JFK flight will have to have travelled on the MEL/SYD/BNE flights into LAX. You clear US customs and immigration at TBIT and then re-board the 747 (it's us...

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by Cointrin330
Sat Feb 25, 2017 2:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: How true was British Airways' "The World's Favourite Airline" tag?
Replies: 23
Views: 3770

Re: How true was British Airways' "The World's Favourite Airline" tag?

As someone who flew BA extensively in the late 1980s and early 1990s on US-UK routes, I can tell you BA's service, even in Economy Class, was a far better product than what the US airlines offered at the time. At the time, the tag line was used extensively and at least from my experience, it was mos...

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by Cointrin330
Sat Feb 25, 2017 2:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Starts B777-300ER service EWR-TLV 5/5/17
Replies: 19
Views: 4723

Re: United Starts B777-300ER service EWR-TLV 5/5/17

If UA is indeed going to operate the 777-300ER from EWR on long haul international routes, then I would think HKG and potentially NRT will be up gauged from the 772ER to the 773ER as well. Guessing that rotating SFO based crews on these flights will be fairly simple with SFO-HKG already going to 773...

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by Cointrin330
Mon Feb 20, 2017 2:25 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Eastern's Boeing 757-225 any left flying
Replies: 23
Views: 5943

Re: Eastern's Boeing 757-225 any left flying

Did USAir acquire many EA 757's second hand and then place an order for factory fresh ones, or were all the US 757's ex-EA planes? I flew in one in 1994 from PIT to SEA and SEA back to PIT. I think that aircraft was an ex-EA one.

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by Cointrin330
Sun Feb 19, 2017 1:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA LAX-AKL Performance Thus Far?
Replies: 43
Views: 9313

Re: AA LAX-AKL

LAX-AKL began in mod-2016, not 14 months ago. The UA nonstop from SFO to AKL started around the same time. The 787-8 is the right aircraft for this route, with the 787-9 up gauge sensible during peak travel periods. The leisure market to NZ is seasonal and so it will be key to see how the route perf...

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by Cointrin330
Fri Feb 17, 2017 1:47 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA Plans to Trounce AA in Chicago
Replies: 54
Views: 11998

Re: UA Plans to Trounce AA in Chicago

AA and UA will likely continue to co-exist at ORD. Hard to imagine UA simply overtaking and obliterating AA completely. The fact that UA is only now beginning to explore a new approach to banking flights (enabling the IND customer to connect to LAX or NYC rather than focusing on East-West and West-E...

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by Cointrin330
Thu Feb 16, 2017 3:00 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA Triples 7s ever in PHL
Replies: 15
Views: 2110

Re: AA Triples 7s ever in PHL

Why would they get rid of the A333s? I know it's a small subfleet, but I would think they still have some life left in them. Because they are a small sub-fleet, and were delivered in 2000 and 2001 and probably will require heavy maintenance at some point. They do not evidently share a lot of common...

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by Cointrin330
Wed Feb 15, 2017 2:38 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Airlines 1987-1997 LGW
Replies: 13
Views: 2672

Re: American Airlines 1987-1997 LGW

Thank you for the information, I am interested in the 1990s mostly and the ORD, RDU and JFK flights. I very well may be wrong, but I do not believe AA ever operated ORD-LGW. If it did, it did so for a very brief period. AA did, however, operate ORD-STN - also for a very brief period beginning 15 Ju...

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by Cointrin330
Tue Feb 14, 2017 1:23 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Airlines 1987-1997 LGW
Replies: 13
Views: 2672

Re: American Airlines 1987-1997 LGW

Anyone know what the JFK schedule was? I seem to recall one, but it was very short lived, in 1991 or 1992 and operated shortly after AA started JFK-LHR (1991). The BNA flight operated during 1998 only and for a very short time.

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by Cointrin330
Thu Feb 09, 2017 7:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Canada reveals new corporate livery
Replies: 504
Views: 49191

Re: Air Canada reveals new corporate livery

Did Air Canada merge with Delta? It's OK. Boring. The maple leaf could be bigger on the fuselage and I guess the sunglass effect on the cockpit windows is a nod to Air Canada's original red/white livery in the 60's and 70's that had it.

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by Cointrin330
Thu Feb 09, 2017 2:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA Adds Sixth Daily EWR-LHR-EWR
Replies: 21
Views: 6171

UA Adds Sixth Daily EWR-LHR-EWR

United is adding a sixth frequency from EWR to Heathrow and back between April and October, using a 2 class Boeing 767-300ER. Curious as to where the slot has come from?

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by Cointrin330
Thu Feb 09, 2017 1:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Polaris Debuts
Replies: 49
Views: 10120

Re: United Polaris Debuts

The first 3-class 763ER entered XMN yesterday to receive the Polaris seats (N642UA). Rumours that UA was reconsidering the life extension program of these birds can now be put to bed. As a result, EWR-GVA migrated to a 2-class route, leaving ORD-TATL routes as the only remaining 3-class 763ER route...

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by Cointrin330
Mon Feb 06, 2017 12:22 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA Long Haul - Gatwick
Replies: 58
Views: 11417

Re: BA Long Haul - Gatwick

I flew the BA 2273 from LGW to JFK in October and I can tell you that it was packed.

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by Cointrin330
Sun Feb 05, 2017 3:57 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Casa Alitalia lounge at MXP
Replies: 8
Views: 3225

Re: Casa Alitalia lounge at MXP

Looks very nice and competitive with what other major airlines have to offer in this category. Clear to see some of the Etihad color palettes showing, particularly on the wall design. The pattern on some of the dining plates are a little dated. The re-brand of AZ is great. Whether AZ survives or not...

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by Cointrin330
Sun Feb 05, 2017 3:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: How is AF doing on ORY-JFK?
Replies: 0
Views: 1071

How is AF doing on ORY-JFK?

Curious as to how this route is doing since it was launched in mid-2016.

Does anyone know?

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by Cointrin330
Sat Feb 04, 2017 11:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA and LAX Growth
Replies: 1
Views: 686

UA and LAX Growth

Last week, there was a post regarding the an article that appeared in Bloomberg, suggesting that a T9 might be built out and that UA would expand LAX (or, would at least want to try and bring it's closest Star Alliance partners LH, NZ, OS, NZ, LX, TK and others under one roof) and the more critical ...

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by Cointrin330
Mon Jan 30, 2017 1:41 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: OAG Changes 2/3/2017:AA Suspends JFK-TUS,UP Delays TPA Again,AS/DL/G4/NK/UA
Replies: 77
Views: 10624

Re: OAG Changes 2/3/2017:AA Suspends JFK-TUS,UP Delays TPA Again,AS/DL/G4/NK/UA

Not surprised AA is suspending JFK-TUS. This route would be seasonal at best and AA can't seem to make anything work ex-JFK outside of LHR, GRU, LAX, SFO, EZE, and a few other destinations.

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by Cointrin330
Sun Jan 29, 2017 2:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Fate of United's 744s
Replies: 29
Views: 6821

Re: Fate of United's 744s

The UA 747's are unlikely to find other operators and will likely be scrapped. They've not been well looked after since the early 2000's when UA went into a long bankruptcy process that preceded its merger with CO. The airline spent millions improving their reliability in 2013 but the fleet also nee...

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by Cointrin330
Sun Jan 29, 2017 2:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BOS-Europe routes from 1960s-1980s
Replies: 40
Views: 4070

Re: BOS-Europe routes from 1960s-1980s

Alitalia I believe had FCO service, and Sabena flew to BRU.

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by Cointrin330
Sat Jan 28, 2017 1:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA Plans LAX Push in Comeback Effort
Replies: 80
Views: 16879

Re: UA Plans LAX Push in Comeback Effort

This is a good development as United always had a large footprint at LAX though over the past 20+ years it has grown and then subsequently shrunk its operation there. In between all of that, it neglected its Terminals and seemed sit out the battle for LAX between AA and DL. Perhaps the terminal upgr...

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by Cointrin330
Tue Jan 24, 2017 2:17 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What routes does AA fly the A333 ?
Replies: 30
Views: 7875

Re: What routes does AA fly the A333 ?

The AA Airbus A330-300's (there are only 9 in the fleet) are 2000 builds/deliveries.

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by Cointrin330
Mon Jan 23, 2017 2:03 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SQ plans to retain SIN-FRA-JFK after resuming SIN-JFK/EWR
Replies: 48
Views: 8430

Re: SQ plans to retain SIN-FRA-JFK after resuming SIN-JFK/EWR

SQ has operated JFK-FRA-SIN since the early 1990's. It was a 747-400 and then up gauged to the A380.

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by Cointrin330
Mon Jan 23, 2017 2:00 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Trump Inauguration: Who Up-gauged DCA/WAS?
Replies: 12
Views: 3094

Re: Trump Inauguration: Who Up-gauged DCA/WAS?

My guess would be no major up gauge for the Inauguration as it was anticipated to be and actually was poorly attended. If any up gauge occurred on Saturday it was for the Women's March.

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by Cointrin330
Sun Jan 22, 2017 1:03 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: AA Business Class: JFK-LHR-JFK (w/pics)
Replies: 14
Views: 9701

Re: AA Business Class: JFK-LHR-JFK (w/pics)

Great trip report. I flew AA from JFK to LHR in business class in October on a refurbished 772 and the experience was great. The plane looked clean, crisp, and a huge improvement over the substandard 3 class cabin experience that it replaced. The return flight was on the LGW to JFK flight operated b...

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by Cointrin330
Sun Jan 22, 2017 12:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Possible airline 77W orders in 2017?
Replies: 48
Views: 7700

Re: Possible airline 77W orders in 2017?

I can see UA ordering an additional batch of perhaps 6-8 frames as they would get them on the cheap, and fairly quickly (in 2018). They could use the additional capacity on EWR services to HKG, DEL, BOM, TLV, and perhaps NRT (PEK and PVG too). While UA has the 787-10 on order, I think that this plan...

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by Cointrin330
Sun Jan 22, 2017 6:45 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SQ plans to retain SIN-FRA-JFK after resuming SIN-JFK/EWR
Replies: 48
Views: 8430

Re: SQ plans to retain SIN-FRA-JFK after resuming SIN-JFK/EWR

When SQ ran the EWR-SIN flights on the A340-500, they maintained JFK-FRA-SIN throughout.

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by Cointrin330
Sat Jan 21, 2017 2:38 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What? American Airlines back in 2006 was going to launch JFK to NCL
Replies: 45
Views: 4586

Re: What? American Airlines back in 2006 was going to launch JFK to NCL

It was announced and never started and it was to be operated with a 757-200ER.

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by Cointrin330
Fri Jan 20, 2017 2:05 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Worldport Legacy
Replies: 57
Views: 7106

Re: Delta Worldport Legacy

T3, or the former Pam Am World Port had its heyday in the age of the 707 and DC8 aircraft that parked there, almost curbside (1950's/1960's). In the 1970's it was expanded to accommodate the 747 with the Y shaped addition that protruded out from the rotunda, toward the tarmac and runways. The gate a...

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by Cointrin330
Wed Jan 18, 2017 2:18 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL new uniform
Replies: 15
Views: 3108

Re: DL new uniform

I like it. Certainly better than UA that's for sure. The AA uniforms aren't very original but look nice, though evidently, a major issue for the company as many employees have complained they cause itching, hives, and other allergies.

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by Cointrin330
Mon Jan 16, 2017 12:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: KLM refurbishes A330 and phases 2 out
Replies: 43
Views: 11465

Re: KLM refurbishes A330 and phases 2 out

I thought the A332 was the designated 767-300ER replacement, an aircraft they phased out. These are relatively new frames, so strange to see some being retired already. Were the first batch of A332's not mid-2000's builds (or even later, like 2006/2007)?

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by Cointrin330
Sun Jan 15, 2017 1:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta TPAC Future
Replies: 54
Views: 8688

Delta TPAC Future

Delta continues to make huge profits and remains in a class by itself when it comes to how it is run vs. the other 2 major US airlines, but what is to become of their Pacific network? Going into the merger with NW, it was a serious competitor, though perhaps not as large as UA, but in the last few y...

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by Cointrin330
Sun Jan 15, 2017 1:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Final UA 744 flights speculation
Replies: 39
Views: 6194

Re: Final UA 744 flight speculation

I would not count a Hawaii rotation out on a final bow out of the 747. When United got its first 747 (-100) in 1970, it used them to operate LAX/SFO to HNL and back.

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by Cointrin330
Sat Jan 14, 2017 1:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA A350's
Replies: 194
Views: 28548

UA A350's

With the announcement this week that UA is accelerating the retirement of the 747-400's, there was much talk about the A350 order, which was placed by what I think was PMUA and at the time, was designated as the 747 replacement. In 2016, Scott Kirby made comments at an investor day that the A350 ord...

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by Cointrin330
Sat Jan 14, 2017 1:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA @ Guam
Replies: 29
Views: 5381

Re: UA @ Guam

Guam is a popular tourist destination from Northern Asia, given its relative proximity. Visitors from South Korea, the Philippines, Taiwan, and Japan have been going there for years. It is also a major US military base and as others have said, isolated from the rest of the US system so the presence ...

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by Cointrin330
Thu Jan 12, 2017 2:40 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Cathay Pacific moving to Terminal 8 at JFK
Replies: 11
Views: 2414

Re: Cathay Pacific moving to Terminal 8 at JFK

What T8 has is space. Plenty of it. While the check in area is a little tight and poorly laid out, there is some decent flow through security. Not enough quality dining establishments, but it does provide a bit of an oasis from the madness that is JFK and it's fairly clean.

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