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by airzim
Tue Jan 08, 2019 4:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumor: United adding gates at CLT
Replies: 111
Views: 11714

Re: Rumor: United adding gates at CLT

If anything it’s a strategic gate squat. Maybe UA wants to add service, but more likely they want to prevent AA from adding more service at CLT, or maybe AA has something UA desires at another airport and will use these gates as leverage to get them.

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by airzim
Fri Dec 14, 2018 8:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Did United/Continental Ever Fly Mainland US - Guam?
Replies: 55
Views: 8173

Re: Did United/Continental Ever Fly Mainland US - Guam?

I have personally flown in a CMI DC-10 between Newark and Guam (via San Francisco) before connecting to a CMI 727 from Guam to Seoul/Kimpo when the IATA code for Seoul was SEL before it became GMP. The DC-10 under the Continental Micronesia banner flew me nonstop between SFO and GUM without the Hon...

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by airzim
Mon Dec 10, 2018 9:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Tunisair join the retrojet club
Replies: 28
Views: 4563

Re: Tunisair join the retrojet club

Tunisair’s first livery (the one depicted in the retro jet) is basically AF’s livery from the 40s with the blue painted red and the deer (sorry don’t know specifically what animal it is) logo replacing AF’s sea horse logo. I believe it's a representation of a scimitar oryx https://en.wikipedia.org/...

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by airzim
Fri Nov 30, 2018 9:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA/Interjet CUN Hub/Partnership?
Replies: 17
Views: 2069

Re: AA/Interjet CUN Hub/Partnership?

There's no way this is true. I have a hard time believing that the Mexican government would allow the 5/6th freedom traffic to an American carrier when a Mexican carrier is perfectly capable of serving the same market. "same level as PHL, ORD, and DFW" Hardly. Maybe AA will handle the US ...

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by airzim
Fri Nov 30, 2018 8:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Airlines Network Thread 2018
Replies: 602
Views: 87246

Re: United Airlines Network Thread 2018

United has just announced Premium Plus seats will go on sale beginning December 3rd and service will officially begin March 30th 2019. Customers booked in this cabin will enjoy larger seats with increased recline, leg and foot rest. Customers will also enjoy upgraded dinning experience, free wine, ...

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by airzim
Fri Nov 30, 2018 8:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA/Interjet CUN Hub/Partnership?
Replies: 17
Views: 2069

Re: AA/Interjet CUN Hub/Partnership?

There's no way this is true. I have a hard time believing that the Mexican government would allow the 5/6th freedom traffic to an American carrier when a Mexican carrier is perfectly capable of serving the same market. "same level as PHL, ORD, and DFW" Hardly.

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by airzim
Thu Nov 29, 2018 9:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: First Gates in LGA Redevelopment to Open This Weekend 12/18
Replies: 26
Views: 8143

Re: First Gates in LGA Redevelopment to Open This Weekend 12/18

Did UA and AC build new respective or a combined Star Alliance Club?

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by airzim
Thu Nov 29, 2018 7:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Next Route Announcement Coming Soon (DEN-FRA)
Replies: 44
Views: 7632

Re: United Next Route Announcement Coming Soon (DEN-FRA)

Out of curiosity, isn't FRA also quite full? Not sure if FRA is slot controlled, but how hard is it for UA to snag a morning arrival slot and gate allocation?

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by airzim
Wed Nov 28, 2018 12:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Oneworld adds Royal Air Maroc as its newest member
Replies: 141
Views: 34163

Re: Rumour: Oneworld to add new member 05DEC18

Royal Air Moroc have been leaning towards joining an alliance over the last few years and everytime it has been brought up Oneworld has always been at the forefront of those discussions so it would not surprise me in the slightest if they eventually announced their decision in doing so. Alaska will...

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by airzim
Sat Nov 24, 2018 2:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air France to halve its A380 fleet
Replies: 253
Views: 46739

Re: Air France to halve its A380 fleet

brindabella wrote:
When asked why AA never operated the 747 (and they never did), he noted that the 747(then) [i][u]"is great as long as you can fill the seats."


Not to undermine your quote or point, but AA most certainly operated 747s. Twice in fact. Original 747-100s and 747SP.

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by airzim
Wed Nov 21, 2018 1:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet Upgrade Status - 2018
Replies: 2602
Views: 359180

Re: United Fleet Upgrade Status - 2018

VC10er wrote:
While I LOVE all of the Neatherlands, why is BRU such a premium market? I.


Very nice that you love the Netherlands, but Brussels is in Belgium.

To answer your question, Brussels is the capital of the European Union, as well as NATO. Certainly contributory to the large premium demand.

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by airzim
Sat Nov 17, 2018 3:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why doesnt UA level Terminal C EWR?
Replies: 109
Views: 12378

Re: Why doesnt UA level Terminal C EWR?

Mass hysteria? The only hysteria I've ever encountered is the pushing and shoving to squeeze into the EWR AirTrain since the cars are so small. As another user said, neither are great but I personally can't stand how terrible NJT is to get into and of Manhattan with all the waiting with the Amtrak ...

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by airzim
Fri Oct 26, 2018 8:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why did UA cut JFK-HKG?
Replies: 26
Views: 4565

Re: Why did UA cut JFK-HKG?

From what I heard due to union+ETOPS issues back then staff were unwilling to fly a twin engine aircraft via north pole. They wanted to use the B777-200ER but was forced to use the B747-400 with restricted payload and thus this route became unprofitable. I'm not quite sure what you're saying. Both ...

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by airzim
Wed Oct 17, 2018 5:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airlines leasing houses instead of booking hotel rooms
Replies: 122
Views: 14265

Re: Airlines leasing houses instead of booking hotel rooms

British Airways owned a large apartment house in New York City for decades. It was always said the parties there were legendary. They had so many flights into JFK and EWR, that it made sense to have their "own hotel". It was an apartment house with a contractor doing the cleaning, changin...

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by airzim
Sat Oct 13, 2018 10:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Inaugural SQ SIN-EWR A359ULR 11 October 2018
Replies: 168
Views: 41269

Re: Inaugural SQ SIN-EWR A359ULR 11 October 2018

If only the math was that elementary for profitability. Unless SQ can command a revenue premium on the nonstop, they are going to be competing on price with every ME3, US and Asian carrier. People flying this route are not doing it to save a few bucks. That's the whole point. The previous route wit...

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by airzim
Fri Oct 12, 2018 11:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Inaugural SQ SIN-EWR A359ULR 11 October 2018
Replies: 168
Views: 41269

Re: Inaugural SQ SIN-EWR A359ULR 11 October 2018

The aircraft took off 7 tonnes below MTOW, at below maximum fuel capacity, with a very heavy premium interior. They could have had a lot more economy passengers onboard, however probably only 5 businesses class fares would be needed to paid the fuel bill. This route is about high yield. Just becaus...

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by airzim
Fri Oct 12, 2018 9:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Inaugural SQ SIN-EWR A359ULR 11 October 2018
Replies: 168
Views: 41269

Re: Inaugural SQ SIN-EWR A359ULR 11 October 2018

The aircraft took off 7 tonnes below MTOW, at below maximum fuel capacity, with a very heavy premium interior. They could have had a lot more economy passengers onboard, however probably only 5 businesses class fares would be needed to paid the fuel bill. This route is about high yield. Just becaus...

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by airzim
Sun Sep 30, 2018 12:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA New Uniforms Revealed
Replies: 80
Views: 9052

Re: AA New Uniforms Revealed

Having seen the new Delta uniforms multiple times, the purple and red is just awful. They are horrible on every level despite their more “interesting” design. If I was a DL employee I would be embarrassed to wear them. With that said, AA made a good safe choice. Stay classy and subtle. Wise decision.

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by airzim
Fri Sep 21, 2018 9:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why did DL/UA cut NRT-JFK-NRT?
Replies: 115
Views: 16407

Re: Why did DL/UA cut NRT-JFK-NRT?

To be fair, JAL and ANA are considered more premium airlines than DL or UA, so no surprise in why passengers would choose them instead. All JAL and ANA flights on this route consistently do very well. That’s baloney. This narrative needs to stop. The US carriers routinely wipe the floor against Asi...

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by airzim
Wed Sep 19, 2018 12:31 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Do any airlines still offer free playing cards to passengers?
Replies: 24
Views: 3310

Re: Do any airlines still offer free playing cards to passengers?

This summer LH and I'm pretty sure OU (Croatia) gave out a deck of cards to my children.

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by airzim
Mon Sep 17, 2018 4:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Jersey bill proposes tax hike for United only
Replies: 56
Views: 9252

Re: New Jersey bill proposes tax hike for United only

Man, the ignorance is strong in here... Public pension funds invest in equities not because anyone is forcing them to, they do so because it is the only way to get anywhere close to the absolutely insane 7.5+% discount rate assumptions they use to mask the size of their ultimate liabilities. Any in...

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by airzim
Mon Sep 17, 2018 3:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Jersey bill proposes tax hike for United only
Replies: 56
Views: 9252

Re: New Jersey bill proposes tax hike for United only

As someone in the NY area, we have really hit the tipping point in terms of these types of politics. NY and NJ stand on the doorstep of becoming the next Illinois. NJs day of reckoning is much closer than NY because it is smaller and doesnt have the Wall St engine pumping in billions. In the year 2...

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by airzim
Tue Sep 11, 2018 11:56 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Did United ever serve Gatwick?
Replies: 13
Views: 2624

Re: Did United ever serve Gatwick?

Long before the merger, CO used to operate from LGW but was finally able to move to LHR. Indeed. CO operated DEN-LGW (the route was axed before the opening of DIA though and around the time that CO officially de-hubbed DEN). CO also operated 2 x IAH (both flights were on the 777-200ER by the time C...

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by airzim
Thu Sep 06, 2018 7:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why didn't BA order the B748?
Replies: 82
Views: 14801

Re: Why didn't BA order the B748?

airbazar wrote:
The A380 will beat out the 748 on just about every metric so the real question is why did LH, KE, and CA ordered the 748?


Except as a freighter.

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by airzim
Thu Sep 06, 2018 1:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United spend $200mil on Hawaii facilities, adjust schedules
Replies: 68
Views: 10071

Re: United spend $200mil on Hawaii facilities, adjust schedules

So the net effect is less seats for O&D and more connectivity. I wonder if competitors will jump on the chance to grab local share. WN and AS may want to evaluate their outlook based on the new UA strategy. I wonder if the schedule updates reflects supplementary additional flying rather than a ...

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by airzim
Thu Aug 30, 2018 10:58 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: EK EWR flight a "Brilliant Strategy"
Replies: 53
Views: 10023

Re: EK EWR flight a "Brilliant Strategy"

EWR *still* can’t handle the A380?!?!!? Are there plans to rectify this? I believe it technically "can" handle an A380 movement, but would shut down operations given the spacing between the taxiways. Apparently LH just barely squeezes the 748i into EWR. Plus the banjo terminals at B would...

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by airzim
Thu Aug 23, 2018 6:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United's Kirby: Denver Getting Another United Euro Destination Soon
Replies: 140
Views: 19067

Re: United's Kirby: Denver Getting Another United Euro Destination Soon

Allegedly 2 big intl route announcement out of ewr end of this month I'm going to speculate EWR-JNB, but not sure if they have the right equipment. Seems like with a weak SA, and DL having the remaining market to themselves, it's a viable option. Maybe also re-enter the EWR-GIG/SCL nonstop market?

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by airzim
Mon Aug 20, 2018 7:28 pm
Forum: Aviation Hobby
Topic: Where does flightradar24 get planned aircraft data from?
Replies: 8
Views: 4248

Re: Where does flightradar24 get planned aircraft data from?

https://www.faa.gov/air_traffic/technology/swim/

However, I don't know if that's true for FlightTrader
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Possibly SWIM?

https://www.faa.gov/air_traffic/technology/swim/

However, I don't know if that's true for FlightTrader

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by airzim
Mon Aug 20, 2018 5:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Equips 600th Aircraft With Seatback Entertainment
Replies: 73
Views: 6868

Re: More Screens, More Choices: Delta Equips 600th Aircraft With Seatback Entertainment

Ignoring the pluses and/or minuses of having a seatback TV importance for travel, I did a quick comparative look at United's fleet with seatback entertainment. Assuming I calculated this correctly, 965 planes (entire narrowbody, E170/5 and CRJ7s fleets with exception of some 753, and Guam based 737s...

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by airzim
Wed Aug 08, 2018 4:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Has AA Slipped Behind UA to Become The Number 3 Airline?
Replies: 99
Views: 13151

Re: Has AA Slipped Behind UA to Become The Number 3 Airline?

When you compare the Polaris rollout to the DL Delta One Suites rollout, it is incredibly sad. And that doesn't even include the slow rollout of Polaris lounges. Not really sad, continual mis-perception. DL has only provided D1 suites on the A350s coming right from the factory and only just started...

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by airzim
Tue Aug 07, 2018 7:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Has AA Slipped Behind UA to Become The Number 3 Airline?
Replies: 99
Views: 13151

Re: Has AA Slipped Behind UA to Become The Number 3 Airline?

I think UA's aggressive route expansion and systemwide rollout of Polaris earn it a solid number 2 spot and possibly number 1. Ha! Polaris has been possibly the slowest rollout (both lounges and seat) since Lufthansa put a new business product in. It's only started to really gain any traction this ...

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by airzim
Thu Jul 19, 2018 11:41 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet Upgrade Status - 2018
Replies: 2602
Views: 359180

Re: United Fleet Upgrade Status - 2018

VC10er wrote:
After having flown an ex CX A319 that was 100% new inside,


I've seen you state this a few times, FYI, the A319s came from CZ (China Southern) not CX (Cathay Pacific).

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by airzim
Fri Jul 13, 2018 10:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United daily double SFO-SIN will cancel LAX-SIN
Replies: 124
Views: 22486

Re: United daily double SFO-SIN will cancel LAX-SIN

and it remains to be seen whether or not 2x daiy will be profitable for UA. Sure they can fill the seats but at what cost? 2-2-2 in business is at a huge disadvantage to what SQ has to offer. I mean, its a joke when you compare the differences in comfort in BE for that long a flight. If UA was smar...

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by airzim
Fri Jul 13, 2018 9:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United daily double SFO-SIN will cancel LAX-SIN
Replies: 124
Views: 22486

Re: United daily double SFO-SIN will cancel LAX-SIN

Sq can get feed from any number of surrounding nations, but I would say Indonesia with its very wealthy local Chinese population and Malaysia too would be high up there. Also this would give easy 1 stop option from Bay Area to bali. There really isn’t a better airport in the world than Singapore to...

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by airzim
Mon Jul 09, 2018 7:46 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Landing on top of the Pan Am building
Replies: 23
Views: 5609

Re: Landing on top of the Pan Am building

There was also a Copter Club on the top floor where you could have your steak dinner before your heli flight to JFK. In the end, I heard it stayed open even after the helicopter service was shut down. By that point, only used by Pan Am employees until the day the airline shut down. With stories like...

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by airzim
Fri Jun 22, 2018 11:39 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Continental DC-10 routes to Hawaii in the 80's
Replies: 75
Views: 7105

Re: Continental DC-10 routes to Hawaii in the 80's

YVR-HNL SEA-HNL SFO-HNL LAX-HNL DEN-HNL IAH-HNL JFK-HNL EWR-HNL were all flown by DC10’s Do you know all the destinations CO flew exitHNL at the height of their operation? How about UA or NW? I’m afraid I was born a few years shy of HNLs glory years. It would be interesting to know if the legacy ca...

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by airzim
Fri Jun 22, 2018 2:23 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Continental DC-10 routes to Hawaii in the 80's
Replies: 75
Views: 7105

Re: Continental DC-10 routes to Hawaii in the 80's

CO started EWR-HNL around 1987-88. Don't think it ever did SFO-HNL. You could see an eastward contrail over Oakland in the afternoon-- had to be CO's nonstop to EWR. All the others were overnight. CO definitely flew SFO-HNL. I flew on a DC-10-30 in 1996. Nonstop EWR-HNL came later when the runway a...

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by airzim
Thu Jun 21, 2018 11:53 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why did DL/UA cut NRT-JFK-NRT?
Replies: 115
Views: 16407

Re: Why did DL/UA cut NRT-JFK-NRT?

[code][/code] Actually, in the early- mid 1990s, United has flights from Newark to both Tokyo and London Heathrow. Those were gone by the late 1990s. United also flew from JFK to Narita, as part of its old jfk hub, until 2006. In 2006 those JFK-NRT flights went away and were transferred to Washingto...

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by airzim
Mon Jun 18, 2018 8:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA launches helicopter shuttle service in Manhattan, connecting 3 helipads to EWR
Replies: 27
Views: 6784

Re: UA launches helicopter shuttle service in Manhattan, connecting 3 helipads to EWR

Will never work. Has never worked. Been there, done that. Long story short, not worth the time, hassle, wait or expense. Here is how many times it has been tried: Pan Am to Worldport TW to Flight Center AA to T8 DL to T3 CO to EWR Heck, I even remember the RJ service from HPN to EWR in the late 90s...

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by airzim
Wed Jun 13, 2018 6:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA971 FCO to ORD diverted to Shannon
Replies: 12
Views: 2624

Re: UA971 FCO to ORD diverted to Shannon

I hope, that if this true, that the person who did this gets a long time in jail in the USA since this was a USA registered aircraft. Terrorists and people making terroristic threats belong in GITMO. No more free meals, dry bed, cable TV or country club atmosphere paid for by the taxpayers of any c...

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by airzim
Wed May 30, 2018 3:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Perth to London Problems on Qantas?
Replies: 67
Views: 20697

Re: Perth to London Problems on Qantas?

I think UA still rosters their IAH-EZE flight as a same day turn around. Overnight from Houston to EZE. Land in the morning after an 10 hour flight same crew takes the plane back to Houston the same night. I think the rest is about 12 hours. Used to be very popular for the crew who wanted lots of &q...

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by airzim
Tue May 22, 2018 5:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airliners: The Most Uncompetitive Industry?
Replies: 87
Views: 7946

Re: Airliners: The Most Uncompetitive Industry?

Probably time to dust off an old copy of ECON 101. Airplane seats are commodities. That's not because the airlines want it that way, it's the way consumers make their purchasing decisions. Airplane seats provide transportation from A to B. Safely and with similar travel times. That's all the consume...

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by airzim
Sat May 19, 2018 5:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA's position in NYC
Replies: 106
Views: 12607

Re: AA's position in NYC

It doesn't really matter who exactly is larger when including EWR, since a good portion of EWR passengers come from further out in NJ and in PA that simply are not new yorkers. In NYC, it's pretty easy to argue DL is largest right now. And for this particular subject, UA's presence in EWR really ha...

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by airzim
Tue May 15, 2018 10:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why National Airlines never went Pacific
Replies: 70
Views: 4698

Re: Why National Airlines never went Pacific

These types of questions begs a question. Braniff, Western, National, Eastern, Northwest Orient, Air Florida, etc, all did some expansion to Europe (and elsewhere), and mostly all retrenched or abandoned in fairly short order. In essence, they were all disasters. I'm curious when airlines researched...

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by airzim
Wed May 02, 2018 9:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet Upgrade Status - 2018
Replies: 2602
Views: 359180

Re: United Fleet Upgrade Status - 2018

atcsundevil wrote:
[SQ can swing it because they can command higher premium fares, but UA just can't.


Do you have any evidence to prove that statement? I've seen multiple times here that UA commands a yield premium over SQ on their SIN flights.

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by airzim
Wed May 02, 2018 12:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: US Carriers in OPO
Replies: 31
Views: 3527

Re: US Carriers in OPO

UA really needs to find a business cohort willing to pay a non-stop premium (vs. CDG/AMS (Amsterdam - Schiphol)/LHR - (London - Heathrow) connections). Tourism isn't going to do it. Mediterranean winters suck. I mean, Delta has been operating JKF-ATHENS seasonally. That's a pretty strong tourism de...

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by airzim
Tue Apr 17, 2018 5:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alaska Having Problems with Airbus Aircraft
Replies: 77
Views: 18861

Re: Alaska Having Problems with Airbus Aircraft

From that article: "We have to learn. We're not Airbus experts. You can fly them hard, you just have to maintain them differently," Alaska President and Chief Operating Officer Ben Minicucci said in an interview. Sounds eerily reminiscent of United’s A320/19s following integration with CO...

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by airzim
Thu Apr 12, 2018 7:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet Upgrade Status - 2018
Replies: 2602
Views: 359180

Re: United Fleet Upgrade Status - 2018

This might be a sign that UA has finally scrapped the idea of acquiring a new, smaller narrowbody as a way of increasing "passenger-friendly" 76-seaters to the regional fleet count. The 319 isn't the most efficient machine out there but when you toss in fleet commonality savings and an ex...

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by airzim
Thu Apr 12, 2018 3:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why is NZ flying from LHR-LAX? Is it a connection?
Replies: 57
Views: 9069

Re: Why is NZ flying from LHR-LAX? Is it a connection?

Years ago (1999-2001) I was doing lots of AKL travel from LA. If memory serves, all 744s LHR - LAX - AKL, NZ 1/2 daily FRA - LAX - NAN - AKL NZ 5/6 I believe 3 days a week LAX - AKL can't recall the flight numbers and I think less than daily LAX - SYD I think NZ 15/16 daily. plus at least one 767 fl...

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by airzim
Thu Apr 05, 2018 12:49 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Is Sully Sullenberger retired?
Replies: 10
Views: 2387

Re: Is Sully Sullenberger retired?

I was listening to the Reagan National Airport ATC this morning and I'm pretty sure I heard Sullenberger piloting Delta 1464 the return flight Delta 1995. Am I crazy or was that actually him? Yes, he’s retired. (I believe he never flew commercially again after the accident) And he flew for US Airwa...

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