Yes, a nice quarter. Getting closer to Delta in what metric? United Pre-tax earnings 1.1 Billion. Delta 1.6 Billion. Difference is $500,000,000 or 5.5 million dollars a day. good achievement indeed. Lets see if they can keep up with the Joneses Driving higher revenue YoY and PRASM growth. UAL is in...Jump to post
Revenue was up 11%, PRASM up 6% and they re-captured almost 100% of increased fuel costs for the quarter. The growth plan is working.
https://hub.united.com/2018-10-16-unite ... 74490.html
No surprise here really... United continues to move connecting traffic over IAD instead of EWR.Jump to post
So, the airline A.net people love to hate (DL) seems to be more willing to send their customer on their merry way (including by competitors airplanes) than UA or AA. No further comment needed I guess. You have that completely backwards. DL was easily the worst offender at this. And they still may b...Jump to post
Well, this is why I asked, thanks. I totally understand the massive domination of AA at MIA, and as I’m a New Yorker sun seeking I fly to MIA about every 6/8 weeks year round. This was my first time I flew EWR to DEN for business and then tagged on MIA for a short vacation at the beach, but even UA...Jump to post
Anyone know what I was looking at? I saw some 739’s in the schedule that are 8F, 159Y. That’s a pretty big drop in capacity for a 900? How far out were you looking? They were likely just showing a placeholder seatmap as the equipment hasn’t been finalized. United always does this so they don’t over...Jump to post
They are used. ExpressJet will be getting 20 frames. Repainted yes. Renovated no. I’ve heard ExpressJet may be getting something new in the not too distant future... Won’t say more than that as it’s mere hearsay atm. :crossfingers: Well the contract the pilots just signed guaranteed at least 25 Emb...Jump to post
LAA has been flying PHL-AMS for several years, However, it now will be crew with LUS PHL crews,as of NOV because of the Oct. FOI completion with FA's. Being able to be fortunate to fly that trip for the few months I would talk with the AMS agents. so my last trip, they told me DFW-AMS is doing exce...Jump to post
It wouldn't surprise me if we cancel the A350 orders and just go with all Boeing for the international fleet. It would surprise me if we do take delivery of the A350s. Anyone know what the penalty costs will be if that’s the ultimate decision? :scratchchin: :dollarsign: :dollarsign: :dollarsign: :e...Jump to post
Most people here have NO idea what they are talking about. Listening to the tapes there were other aircraft who were assigned holding. The most plausible scenario here is that the United aircraft was also assigned holding but did not have sufficient fuel to hold for the given EFC and declared minimu...Jump to post
I'll reask the question, what does UA get out of merging with B6 that they want? FLL is not a southern hub, it's a Florida/Caribbean/Latin America hub. Nice to have, but worth $10 billion when IAH exists as an ok substitute, not to mention the Caribbean and Latin American coverage from EWR and IAD?...Jump to post
I've been reading that these are to begin to replace older planes, but no mention of what. Does anyone have an idea? Is this to replace 77A's or more older 763's? Personally I don't see the 789's replacing the 77A's simply because all those aircraft are how high density if this order were for the 7...Jump to post
Yep. Temporary closure at SGU. Service will resume when airport re-opens.Jump to post
1R and 28L will be closed from tonight through Sunday morning. This will lead to extensive delays though SFO of upwards of 3 hours tomorrow. United has issued a travel waiver.
https://www.kron4.com/news/bay-area/pos ... 1483156195
These decisions are really helping Southwest solidify their own position in the market. Southwest went from the original no-frills airline to the airline that won't sacrifice comfort or flexibility for price. It's really fascinating. In the end, I think there is a case for an airline like Southwest...Jump to post
Its a double edged sword really... on one hand you see that a majority of your front cabin is cheap/free upgrades and you're not monetizing it well so you add more W class thinking you can sell more of it rather than give it away. While on the other hand, your elite passengers are going to moan and ...Jump to post
http://www.chicagobusiness.com/commercial-real-estate/united-airlines-exploring-willis-tower-departure Interesting... Is it possible they could move HQ to Houston? Pretty clear that the article is speculating UA will try to leverage the current state of the Chicago real estate market (with the mult...Jump to post
Delta has also now raised its first bag fee to 30.00 to join United and JetBlue. Obviously they saw that United wasn't receiving nearly as much backlash as some would have suspected. Up next, American. https://www.usatoday.com/story/travel/flights/todayinthesky/2018/09/19/delta-air-lines-increases-b...Jump to post
The latest crew resources update from Friday stated that Network Planning are expected to announce the specific routes for the 787-10 prior to the next vacancy bid which is due out mid-October...so we should hear more information on the routing of these aircraft around that time.Jump to post
[twoid][/twoid] 25 flights a day isn't much of a hub. Was the MCO hub a larger operation at its peak? There are two holes in their network, the PNW and the SE. A JetBlue merger would solve this at least in part. Don't really see JetBlue adding much except a few FL routes that are low yielding... Wou...Jump to post
Delta has the best hubs. This really is the key to their success. They connect people thru low cost to operate facilities, places with decent O&D and business traffic but less competition. They get all of a smaller cake in these places that print money and just focus O&D routes where they w...Jump to post
747superliner wrote:Looks awesome! This will be in the mainline fleet right?
I agree with this. Some other thread that came out recently which said UA controls a 65.9% market share out of EWR vs. 63.9% at IAD. With a new Terminal A being built that will allow LCC's like B6, AS, NK to grow (and to a certain extent AA and DL in some markets) and gradually erode UA's control o...Jump to post
It's great to see airlines like F9 and SY that were once on death's door thriving these days. I flew SY for the first time this May RSW-MSP-LAX and found the airline as well as the MSP Terminal 2 experience to be excellent value for the price I paid. I would certainly not hesitate to fly SY again, ...Jump to post
E175E2 is too heavy for scope clause and the extra row vs. E175 pushes it over 76 seats. I wouldn't be surprised if part of the scope update that's being asked for allow E175-E2 at UAX. Someday those E175-E1s are going to need to be replaced and I doubt the company's going to want to do that with C...Jump to post
The preferred 737 for OGG is the 73Q which is the -800 STOL model. United prohibits the 73Y (738 regular model) 73C(900 non-er) and the 37K/73L which are the 739ers. The 73X which is the Max is approved.
And yes, the reasonings are performance issues.
JetBlue in an attempt to increase ancillary revenue is raising bag fees and other fee structures. They will now charge 30.00 for the first bag which is higher than AA/UA/DL.... The airline is also changing fees for its Blue and Blue Plus fares to a max level of $200 per ticket from $150 per ticket p...Jump to post