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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: 5774

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: 2453

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: 20340

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: 7611

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: 12297

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: 4542

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: 1152
Views: 150929

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: 3407

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: 18453

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: 1152
Views: 150929

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: 8831

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: 2324

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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by airzim
Thu Mar 22, 2018 6:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: MAS looks to return to LA and Paris
Replies: 26
Views: 4668

Re: MAS looks to return to LA and Paris

LAXintl wrote:
Malaysia Airlines suspended flights into Los Angeles, the only metropolis in the United States to receive services to Kuala Lumpur via Tokyo in 2014, and also stopped flying to Paris in 2016.


I suppose they forgot about MH's flights from EWR-ARN-KUL and EWR-DXB-KUL.

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by airzim
Thu Mar 22, 2018 2:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why no US-Cyprus non stop?
Replies: 45
Views: 5929

Re: Why no US-Cyprus non stop?

In the 1990s Gulf Air tried it as a stop on their JFK service. Obviously did not last long. Ultimately it's a tiny market and hardly one that has any meaningful links. Actually the flight originated in Houston, IAH-JFK-LCA-BAH (I think) it might have varied between DOH and MCT given how GF operated...

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by airzim
Tue Mar 20, 2018 3:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United suspends new reservations for pets in cargo hold
Replies: 22
Views: 3006

Re: United suspends new reservations for pets in cargo hold

you have to wonder what took so long and why it takes incidents that make the press for them to make change. United is not a very proactive airline. This is purely for show. All airlines have been handling pets for probably close to 50 years, generally very safely. One incident with a predictable m...

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by airzim
Wed Feb 07, 2018 2:46 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air China to Panama via Houston?
Replies: 81
Views: 12908

Re: Air China to Panama via Houston?

CX's and PR's YVR-JFK would certainly count given they clear US CBP in Canada. If I’m not mistaken, they don’t clear in Canada. They remain on the plane. Philippine and Cathay YVR to JFK clear at JFK. I stand corrected. Embarrassingly I took this flight in Nov. I could swear we cleared in YVR. Sorry

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by airzim
Wed Feb 07, 2018 1:12 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air China to Panama via Houston?
Replies: 81
Views: 12908

Re: Air China to Panama via Houston?

I fear this could be a nightmare for CA. If pax have to clear US customs they will have to have a long transit time in IAH. There will be instances where transit pax get delayed at customs, and they will have to either hold the flight or re-accommodate the stranded pax. Other than NZ on the AKL LAX...

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by airzim
Tue Feb 06, 2018 2:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air China to Panama via Houston?
Replies: 81
Views: 12908

Re: Air China to Panama via Houston?

I fear this could be a nightmare for CA. If pax have to clear US customs they will have to have a long transit time in IAH. There will be instances where transit pax get delayed at customs, and they will have to either hold the flight or re-accommodate the stranded pax. Other than NZ on the AKL LAX...

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by airzim
Wed Jan 31, 2018 7:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Star Alliance's EWR Fortress Hub
Replies: 63
Views: 7958

Re: Star Alliance's EWR Fortress Hub

What's the big picture that's missing? How is this harmful in the long run? First off, Star is a marketing relationship. While it's nice to give FFP redemptions to your customers, the overall revenue benefits of most of these smaller carriers is likely negligible. Since Star is marketing relationsh...

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by airzim
Wed Jan 31, 2018 7:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Star Alliance's EWR Fortress Hub
Replies: 63
Views: 7958

Re: Star Alliance's EWR Fortress Hub

Lets not forget also that Kirby said leaving JFK was a mistake “I wish I could roll back the clock and change the decision,” Kirby said, according a recording of the event. “It was the wrong decision.” The move led to UA loss of big corporate accounts that took business away from other parts of the...

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by airzim
Wed Jan 31, 2018 6:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Star Alliance's EWR Fortress Hub
Replies: 63
Views: 7958

Re: Star Alliance's EWR Fortress Hub

United is more than happy to let B6 and AS take those terrible pro-rates from the inbound long hauls. There virtually no financial incentive for UA to displace their own (or JV partners) passengers to take a SN passenger inbound from Africa via BRU to somewhere in the US. That is certainly a view o...

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by airzim
Wed Jan 31, 2018 4:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Star Alliance's EWR Fortress Hub
Replies: 63
Views: 7958

Re: Star Alliance's EWR Fortress Hub

The manner Star alliance has evolved is into a private club within a club. As result, United maintains minimum relations with the bulk of Star members instead focusing on its A++ JV with LH across the Atlantic and JV with ANA across Pacific. The end result of this is that many Star partners do not ...

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by airzim
Sat Jan 27, 2018 2:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Origin of Airline Names
Replies: 170
Views: 13403

Re: Origin of Airline Names

TWA, originally stood for Transcontinental and Western Airlines. Eventually the airline split apart becoming TWA, Trans World Airlines and Western Airlines. Continental Airlines, originally from Varney Speed Lines, was named because it flew along the Continental Divide. I think the route was El Paso...

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by airzim
Fri Jan 26, 2018 7:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates Announces non stop flights to EWR
Replies: 128
Views: 17786

Re: Emirates Announces non stop flights to EWR

Any plans by EWR to work on an A380 gate ? I've flow EK from IAD back when they used a 77W on the route, and the 3-4-3 Y was like living in a sardine can. I wouldn't recommend to anyone The issue with EWR and the A380 is the taxiways seperation. Pilots would know better, but as I understand it, LH ...

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by airzim
Fri Jan 26, 2018 3:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates Announces non stop flights to EWR
Replies: 128
Views: 17786

Re: Emirates Announces non stop flights to EWR

Yes but if they did start LON-NYC it would certainly be on an A380. And hmmmm, what other carriers have 3-4-3 on the 777....hmmmm, oh the US3 maybe? The point is, EK is not that special. Certainly not more so than and US3 or European carrier. And as for UA and AA, the majority of their fleet is sti...

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by airzim
Thu Jan 25, 2018 9:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates Announces non stop flights to EWR
Replies: 128
Views: 17786

Re: Emirates Announces non stop flights to EWR

Really wish EK would operate Lon > NYC BA is just as dreadful as the US3 these days :-( EK is over-rated. Unless you're flying First or the A380 (which can't fly to EWR), avoid EK 2-3-2 Business Class on 777s. Angled flat J for most of the rest of the fleet (although lie flat is coming slowly). 3-4...

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by airzim
Thu Jan 25, 2018 7:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates Announces non stop flights to EWR
Replies: 128
Views: 17786

Re: Emirates Announces non stop flights to EWR

Really wish EK would operate Lon > NYC BA is just as dreadful as the US3 these days :-( EK is over-rated. Unless you're flying First or the A380 (which can't fly to EWR), avoid EK 2-3-2 Business Class on 777s. Angled flat J for most of the rest of the fleet (although lie flat is coming slowly). 3-4...

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by airzim
Sun Jan 21, 2018 11:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Will UA return to JFK ?
Replies: 63
Views: 10121

Re: Will UA return to JFK ?

And, who cares about the connections anyway? Which Star partners are missing from Newark that are at JFK? Which Star partners aren't already in LAX or SFO? Or in Chicago? Please name the ones that aren't duplicated. Maybe one or two, but it doesn't really matter anyway. The vast majority of those S...

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by airzim
Wed Jan 17, 2018 3:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Airlines Network Thread 2018
Replies: 347
Views: 44008

Re: United Airlines Network Thread 2018

UA seems to have given up on DCA, which is a bit surprising to me given their struggles across town at IAD. ORD is in the same boat. UA used to offer exclusively mainline service on an hourly basis while AA offered sporadic Eagle regional jets. Now the situation is reverse: AA flies all mainline an...

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by airzim
Tue Jan 16, 2018 1:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Could UA fly EWR-SIN with B789?
Replies: 14
Views: 4883

Re: Could UA fly EWR-SIN with B789?

atcsundevil wrote:
Irehdna wrote:
SQ can get away with a premium layout because of their reputation, but that's not something UA would try.


The SQ fallacy lives on.

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by airzim
Fri Jan 05, 2018 12:04 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Northeast USA Winter Storm 1/4 Thread
Replies: 313
Views: 30021

Re: Northeast Winter Storm 1/4 Thread

Nobody has really mentioned UA. Not surprising given that it appears they cancelled every TATL into EWR today except a two LHR-EWR flights which diverted to ORD. UA 85 from TLV which headed to IAD. HKG diverted to ORD. PEK/PVG/DEL/GRU/EZE and everything else from Europe cancelled. BOM/TLV (UA 91) ap...

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by airzim
Wed Dec 13, 2017 4:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: United announces SFO-PPT
Replies: 148
Views: 21955

Re: United 787 route announcement - Weds Dec 13th

Congratulations to United, but I see one huge problem with the proposed schedule. The arrival timings into PPT that United chose do not allow connections to other islands, but force an overnight in Papeete. UA flight arrives way after last bank of outer island flights depart. Huge marketing oversig...

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by airzim
Wed Dec 13, 2017 3:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: United announces SFO-PPT
Replies: 148
Views: 21955

Re: United 787 route announcement - Weds Dec 13th

United787 wrote:
That is awesome, I love Tahiti and this makes me want to go back!

Has any US airline ever flown to PPT besides HA?


Yes. CO served PPT from both HNL and LAX

Perhaps PA did too?

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by airzim
Wed Dec 13, 2017 3:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: United announces SFO-PPT
Replies: 148
Views: 21955

Re: United 787 route announcement - Weds Dec 13th

Congratulations to United, but I see one huge problem with the proposed schedule. The arrival timings into PPT that United chose do not allow connections to other islands, but force an overnight in Papeete. UA flight arrives way after last bank of outer island flights depart. Huge marketing oversig...

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by airzim
Mon Dec 11, 2017 8:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA Plans LAX Push in Comeback Effort
Replies: 226
Views: 56917

Re: UA Plans LAX Push in Comeback Effort

CDG and Hong Kong have been tried before with lousy results, why do again what has not worked in the recent past ? I was just listing old discontinued routes from the past that I could remember based on Laxintl’s hint. I guess you could say they were all disasters at one point considering they were...

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by airzim
Mon Dec 11, 2017 7:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA Plans LAX Push in Comeback Effort
Replies: 226
Views: 56917

Re: UA Plans LAX Push in Comeback Effort

LAXintl wrote:
Yes a new old longhaul route should be announced for summer 2018.

Also by late Q1 the T7/8 terminal renovation project ends and will finally give UA access to all 21 gates.


Hmmm.

CDG, FRA, HKG, AKL, KIX?

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by airzim
Sat Dec 09, 2017 2:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why Does UA Struggle With Polaris Lounge Roll Outs?
Replies: 78
Views: 12363

Re: Why Does UA Struggle With Polaris Lounge Roll Outs?

I don’t have the answers, (I know nothing other than branding) but if Oscar could, take one month’s worth of change fees (which ought to equal a billion dollars nowadays...lol) and funnel all that revenue into a “Manhattan Project” to speed up Polaris - he should even if it means a bad quarter or t...

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by airzim
Fri Dec 08, 2017 2:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why Does UA Struggle With Polaris Lounge Roll Outs?
Replies: 78
Views: 12363

Re: Why Does UA Struggle With Polaris Lounge Roll Outs?

FYI, DL and AA can’t gurantee you lie flat with direct aisle access either. AA can. Last angled lie-flat 777 with 2-3-2 was retrofitted in September and the last angled lie-flat 767 with 2-2-2 was retired around the same time AA still flies 757s with the exact same seat as UA and DL in their intern...

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by airzim
Fri Dec 08, 2017 12:43 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why Does UA Struggle With Polaris Lounge Roll Outs?
Replies: 78
Views: 12363

Re: Why Does UA Struggle With Polaris Lounge Roll Outs?

That J seat, while not as competitive as some seats today, has been flying passengers for something like 20 years. Not terribly different from BA’s product, and not far off the mark from EK 777s with 2-3-2 angled flat configurations on ULH sectors. So spare the melodrama about how uncompetive UA is...

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by airzim
Thu Dec 07, 2017 11:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why Does UA Struggle With Polaris Lounge Roll Outs?
Replies: 78
Views: 12363

Re: Why Does UA Struggle With Polaris Lounge Roll Outs?

Do you mean this? You’ll Get Even Less Space on Transatlantic Flights with United Next Year? Basically, United sees high demand to Europe for S18 so they figure the best way to accommodate the demand is to cram even more people onto its domestic 777's and fly them internationally. Brilliant move, r...

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by airzim
Thu Dec 07, 2017 10:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why Does UA Struggle With Polaris Lounge Roll Outs?
Replies: 78
Views: 12363

Re: Why Does UA Struggle With Polaris Lounge Roll Outs?

Actually there are some significant changes on the way, to all aspects of the experience (inside and outside). Do you mean this? You’ll Get Even Less Space on Transatlantic Flights with United Next Year? Basically, United sees high demand to Europe for S18 so they figure the best way to accommodate...

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by airzim
Wed Dec 06, 2017 11:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Summer 2018 Widebody Int'l Scheduling
Replies: 58
Views: 12287

Re: United Summer 2018 Widebody Int'l Scheduling

Other than 77Ws, I'm not sure why you would really want 787s other than the fact they are new or to replace on LHR/AMS/FCO. The 787s would be reduced seat capacity over the 772s (and comfort given that the int'l 772s aren't 10 abreast yet). But in 787 C is 2-2-2 which is better than the 772 2-4-2 t...

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by airzim
Wed Dec 06, 2017 11:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Update on AZ's 77W
Replies: 19
Views: 12390

Re: Alitalia 77W goes into storage

SWISS, a luxury Lufthansa group airline is using the 777 What? SWISS is hardly a luxury airline, especially on the 77W. Econ is the typical crammed in 3-4-3 seating as on most 77W operators, Business is not all aisle access like many competitors, , rock hard seats and pretty substandard catering an...

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by airzim
Wed Dec 06, 2017 4:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: East Asian Airlines at Newark Liberty
Replies: 40
Views: 6743

Re: East Asian Airlines at Newark Liberty

One possible issue as well is EWR cannot support A380 operations.

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by airzim
Fri Dec 01, 2017 9:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet Upgrade Status - 2017
Replies: 1935
Views: 318206

Re: United Fleet Upgrade Status - 2017

Why would the return be restricted? Wouldn't the weight only be a problem when taking off from the high altitude? Once the plane has flown from LHR, it would have burned off most of the fuel by the time of landing at DEN (which is 200 miles shorter than IAH, and which has used a shorter range 764 m...

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by airzim
Fri Dec 01, 2017 12:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Summer 2018 Widebody Int'l Scheduling
Replies: 58
Views: 12287

Re: United Summer 2018 Widebody Int'l Scheduling

skipness1E wrote:
Also the domestic UA 777s have zero IFE. Hardly competitive in that market, even with a space for your tablet in the seat back.


They likely needed the swap to pull out planes for Polaris conversion. DUB is a likely target given the summer volumes to Ireland.

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by airzim
Mon Nov 27, 2017 3:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA flight diverts to LHR, several pax become unwell.
Replies: 13
Views: 8668

Re: UA flight diverts to LHR, several pax become unwell.

Looks like I'm mistaken. But I'm still perplexed by the lettering on the seatbacks. Is the AV system in the armrest?

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by airzim
Mon Nov 27, 2017 2:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA flight diverts to LHR, several pax become unwell.
Replies: 13
Views: 8668

Re: UA flight diverts to LHR, several pax become unwell.

I’m pretty sure that’s not a picture of the aircraft in question. 1) that’s not United’s interior pattern, 2) they don’t have the large lettering on the seatback, 3) I think that might be a narrow body aircraft. Perhaps a 737, not a 767 as stated

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by airzim
Tue Nov 21, 2017 9:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Did Pan Am buy any factory new 747-200’s ?
Replies: 61
Views: 9650

Re: Did Pan Am buy any factory new 747-200’s ?

National in and of itself wasn't the problem... Lorenzo getting into a bidding war over it and inflating the price was the problem. If they had dropped National on him instead of giving him a massive nest egg the 80s would of looked very VERY different for the US Majors. Respectfully disagree. With...

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by airzim
Tue Nov 21, 2017 2:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL downgrading seats on JFK-KEF/PDL/SNN
Replies: 30
Views: 10310

Re: DL downgrading seats on JFK-KEF/PDL/SNN

United’s downgrade on the Dublin Newark service I don’t understand, because Dublin has quite a high proportion of corporate traffic, so expect a proper business class cabin. Dublin isn’t the low yielding market used to be, so I suppose United is trying to add Y capacity rather than worry about corp...

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