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by flyguy84
Fri Sep 22, 2017 5:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Perhaps Kirby and Munoz don't have the same vision for UA...?
Replies: 17
Views: 1616

Re: Perhaps Kirby and Munoz don't have the same vision for UA...?

As many free upgrades as United hands out, I understand why they feel they can cut costs on meals and such. Sure it cheapens the whole product but until they stop giving them away like candy im good with it. So your proposal is to leave seats empty up front domestically if they aren't sold? Or are ...

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by flyguy84
Fri Sep 22, 2017 4:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Perhaps Kirby and Munoz don't have the same vision for UA...?
Replies: 17
Views: 1616

Re: Perhaps Kirby and Munoz don't have the same vision for UA...?

As many free upgrades as United hands out, I understand why they feel they can cut costs on meals and such. Sure it cheapens the whole product but until they stop giving them away like candy im good with it.

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by flyguy84
Wed Sep 20, 2017 9:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Icelandair future strategy
Replies: 26
Views: 2856

Re: Icelandair future strategy

oh boy... seems FI is the new 757. How many threads do we need?

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by flyguy84
Wed Sep 20, 2017 7:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United new safety video!
Replies: 35
Views: 4287

Re: United new safety video!

I think its fine.. its not annoying like the Virgin America one. It presents all the required information without being too kitschy. People just love to hate.

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by flyguy84
Tue Sep 19, 2017 7:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: MEX Closed due to Earthquake
Replies: 24
Views: 5380

Re: MEX Closed due to Earthquake

It appears all US carriers have diverted or air returned their inbound MEX flights except for WN... not sure what they are waiting for.

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by flyguy84
Sun Sep 17, 2017 5:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: OAG Changes 9/17/2017: UA Trims January, AS Cuts
Replies: 42
Views: 8544

Re: OAG Changes 9/17/2017: UA Trims January, AS Cuts

Looks like the second daily AS flight is on an E175 and will replace the VX A319 on SEA-DAL. Perhaps just a brand recognition thing for folks in SEA to book the flight, or maybe the route isn't performing to their expectations. I am curious when the staffing troubles will end at QX, however, becaus...

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by flyguy84
Sun Sep 17, 2017 3:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: MCO-ATL-MCO DL866 upgauged to 764 Fridays/Saturdays ONLY
Replies: 11
Views: 2160

Re: MCO-ATL-MCO DL866 upgauged to 764 Fridays/Saturdays ONLY

Okay. You can fly wide bodies domestically quite a bit these days. Nothing special.

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by flyguy84
Sun Sep 17, 2017 12:40 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Rollback proposed for the rule requiring pilot experience
Replies: 55
Views: 3557

Re: Rollback proposed for the rule requiring pilot experience

Let’s all say this together. THERE IS NO PILOT SHORTAGE. THERE IS A PILOT PAY SHORTAGE.

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by flyguy84
Wed Sep 13, 2017 9:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Baggage tug and plane collide at CLT
Replies: 10
Views: 1942

Re: Baggage tug and plane collide at CLT

PSA.

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by flyguy84
Wed Sep 13, 2017 8:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Baggage tug and plane collide at CLT
Replies: 10
Views: 1942

RJ incident at CLT

Anyone know what’s going on at CLT? Some type of emergency incident on the regional ramp over at concourse E. Have seen a few different things on Twitter. A groundstop is now in effect for all AA regional jet traffic that would normally park at E. Multiple reports now that a plane hit a tug on taxi ...

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by flyguy84
Thu Sep 07, 2017 1:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA announces IAH-SYD, starting Jan 18, 2018
Replies: 155
Views: 24497

Re: UA announces IAH-SYD, starting Jan 18, 2018

wow. Who would have ever thought...

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by flyguy84
Wed Sep 06, 2017 12:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA changes order for 35 A350-1000s to 45 A350-900s
Replies: 170
Views: 34620

Re: UA changes order for 35 A350-1000s to 45 A350-900s

NYT reports deliveries from 2022-2027.

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by flyguy84
Wed Sep 06, 2017 12:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Skywest orders 25 E175
Replies: 37
Views: 4744

Re: Skywest orders 25 E175

Dominion301 wrote:
Interesting that they didn't just order 15 E170s instead. When was the last time an E170 was built?

Probably hoping that if by some modern miracle DL pilots relax scope, they can easily be converted to 76 seats where as a 170 cannot.

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by flyguy84
Wed Sep 06, 2017 12:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA changes order for 35 A350-1000s to 45 A350-900s
Replies: 170
Views: 34620

Re: UA changes order for 35 A350-1000s to 45 A350-900s

Heads are exploding. Good for Airbus and United.

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by flyguy84
Wed Sep 06, 2017 12:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Skywest orders 25 E175
Replies: 37
Views: 4744

Re: Skywest orders 25 E175

Sources at SkyWest say the 15 70-seaters to be operated for DL, and the other 10 for AS.

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by flyguy84
Wed Sep 06, 2017 11:31 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Skywest orders 25 E175
Replies: 37
Views: 4744

Re: Skywest orders 25 E175

Sounds like they are slated for Delta Connection or United Express. By limiting some of the frames to 70 seats they don't count against the 76 seater scope clause. Probably why they are given a new designation as 175SC, can say it's a new variant.

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by flyguy84
Mon Sep 04, 2017 4:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA B747-400 in Bari, Italy (BRI/LIBD)
Replies: 9
Views: 3910

Re: UA B747-400 in Bari, Italy (BRI/LIBD)

I just read the article. Geez, I guess he approved of the groom! And here I am praying every time I fly a United 747 that my upgrade to F will clear! Question: How does UA take a whole 747 out of regular service for a special charter like this? Do they keep a spare around just for this kind of thin...

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by flyguy84
Mon Sep 04, 2017 5:13 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest and New York-Kennedy: Why not?
Replies: 34
Views: 4660

Re: Southwest and New York-Kennedy: Why not?

[*]

Prost wrote:
UA never admitted leaving JFK was a mistake, one of their ex executives who now works for a competitor said it was a mistake. I think that's an important distinction.

Wrong. Scott Kirby is still very much employed at United.

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by flyguy84
Mon Sep 04, 2017 2:22 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Horizon defers six E175 deliveries, prompting union lawsuit
Replies: 34
Views: 5916

Re: Horizon defers six E175 deliveries, prompting union lawsuit

I think they are purposely creating a condition to where Horizon can't meet performance goals thus allowing AAG to send even more flying out to SkyWest without violating the contract.

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by flyguy84
Sun Sep 03, 2017 3:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Tahiti Nui Plans A340-300 Replacement in 2018
Replies: 17
Views: 3923

Re: Air Tahiti Nui Plans A340-300 Replacement in 2018

A380MSN004 wrote:
This airline has crazy fares to fly to Tahiti (from Paris or LAX).


Agreed. Was looking at fares last night and wondering who actually pays those ridiculous fares.

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by flyguy84
Thu Aug 31, 2017 11:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Embraer Hopes Pinned on New Scope Clause in 2019-22
Replies: 75
Views: 6940

Re: Embraer Hopes Pinned on New Scope Clause in 2019-22

Lol. I don't foresee any US major pilot groups giving up more scope. It's just not going to happen right now.

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by flyguy84
Thu Aug 31, 2017 10:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United CEO Oscar Munoz Matches Up To $1Mil w/ own Money
Replies: 31
Views: 3790

Re: United CEO Oscar Munoz Matches Up To $1Mil w/ own Money

Wouldn't this change have to be negotiated with the unions? Wouldn't this benefit need to be bargained for collectively? I haven't looked at the RLA on this, but it just seems weird that a substantial union employer could just give employees more money, regardless of the good intent behind it. Anyt...

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by flyguy84
Thu Aug 31, 2017 10:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United CEO Oscar Munoz Matches Up To $1Mil w/ own Money
Replies: 31
Views: 3790

Re: United CEO Oscar Munoz Matches Up To $1Mil w/ own Money

he also updated United disaster policy. When a station or a work site is closed because of a disaster employees will now be paid for all days their site is closed. Before the policy was employees were paid for one day only this was the policy under Smisek when Super Storm Sandy hit the the Northeas...

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by flyguy84
Thu Aug 31, 2017 6:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest to Hawaii ---- Theories
Replies: 245
Views: 23820

Re: Southwest to Hawaii ---- Theories

Hawaii is a bloodbath. Why would they want to enter the market. I don't see much upside other than just to say they fly to Hawaii.

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by flyguy84
Thu Aug 31, 2017 3:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United CEO Oscar Munoz Matches Up To $1Mil w/ own Money
Replies: 31
Views: 3790

Re: United CEO Oscar Munoz Matches Up To $1Mil w/ own Money

Super80Fan wrote:
Oscar is a great guy and a great CEO for United. It's the awful shareholders and Kirby who are ruining the airline.

Not really the thread for this but not exactly sure how Kirby is ruining an airline that was already pretty decimated. If anything, he's building it back up.

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by flyguy84
Tue Aug 29, 2017 7:24 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Hurricane Harvey and Houston airports
Replies: 546
Views: 61963

Re: Hurricane Harvey and Houston airports

United1 wrote:
Looks like UA ferried a few flights out tonight...

UA321 IAH-IAD
UA1554 IAH-DFW

The return to ORD of UA2752 also is airborne...

These flights carried out stranded passengers and crew.

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by flyguy84
Sun Aug 27, 2017 11:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Hurricane Harvey and Houston airports
Replies: 546
Views: 61963

Re: Hurricane Harvey and Houston airports

United has extended its suspension of flights at IAH until 1900 tomorrow evening when it will attempt to resume limited hub to hub flying, conditions permitting.

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by flyguy84
Thu Aug 24, 2017 1:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WOW Air adds KEF-CVG, STL, DTW & CLE!
Replies: 152
Views: 18836

Re: WOW Air adds KEF-CVG, STL, DTW & CLE!

Me thinks none of these new flights will succeed in CLE. Absolutely no way the market can sustain one flight to KEF much less two. The market couldn't even sustain some popular domestic markets.

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by flyguy84
Tue Aug 22, 2017 8:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Strange Go Around at SFO
Replies: 4
Views: 1123

Re: Strange Go Around at SFO

Looks like they just went missed pretty early... could have been an un-stable approach or loss of lateral separation if they were running dual approaches. Looking at the weather doesn't appear they would have been running SOIA at that time but rather visuals.

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by flyguy84
Tue Aug 22, 2017 10:33 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Tropical Cyclone Hato impacting flights to/from Hong Kong
Replies: 4
Views: 1033

Re: Tropical Cyclone Hato impacting flights to/from Hong Kong

All three of United's inbounds from the 21st have diverted to Osaka, Seoul, and Tokyo. The three flights from EWR, ORD, and SFO on the 22nd have been cancelled.

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by flyguy84
Tue Aug 22, 2017 4:48 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: FLG (Flagstaff) seems like it is short of carriers
Replies: 6
Views: 824

Re: FLG (Flagstaff) seems like it is short of carriers

Aircraft performance out of FLG isn't great on an RJ... so you're not going to get too far!

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by flyguy84
Tue Aug 22, 2017 12:02 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Continues To Evalute 100-seat Aircraft
Replies: 92
Views: 15782

United Continues To Evalute 100-seat Aircraft

https://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/united-continues-to-evaluate-100-seat-mainline-aircr-440455/ Interesting as this was all but ruled out not too long ago. The main hurdle seems to be the costs associated with introducing a new fleet type. But if they can get the frames at an attractive cost...

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by flyguy84
Thu Aug 17, 2017 4:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DFW E Satellite Terminal - What happens now?
Replies: 51
Views: 7062

Re: DFW E Satellite Terminal - What happens now?

[twoid][/twoid]

jplatts wrote:
If AA plans to expand at Terminal E at DFW, a behind-security connector walkway between the southern end of Terminal C and the northern end of Terminal E should be constructed.

Wow. What a long walk that would be. From C to the far end of E. No thanks. Take the train.

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by flyguy84
Thu Aug 17, 2017 6:40 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DFW E Satellite Terminal - What happens now?
Replies: 51
Views: 7062

Re: DFW E Satellite Terminal - What happens now?

Could Southwest Airlines lease gates in the DFW Terminal E Satellite Terminal in 2025 when it can start service out of DFW without having to give up gates at Dallas Love Field? Even though Southwest Airlines wanted the Wright Amendment repealed instead of choosing to start service out of DFW Airpor...

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by flyguy84
Tue Aug 15, 2017 8:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA 280 KIX-DFW
Replies: 3
Views: 1353

Re: AA 280 KIX-DFW

GSPSPOT wrote:
Just looks like it's crossing the Olympic Penninsula on a usual diagonal track towards DFW right now...?

ok...??? As someone has stated, it was a medical diversion.

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by flyguy84
Fri Aug 11, 2017 6:31 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA 124 Diversion to TER (Aug 10/11)?
Replies: 2
Views: 1495

Re: UA 124 Diversion to TER (Aug 10/11)?

Medical

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by flyguy84
Thu Aug 10, 2017 2:06 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United To Launch ORD-MZT, beefs up IAH-MZT
Replies: 6
Views: 2296

United To Launch ORD-MZT, beefs up IAH-MZT

Article is in Spanish but.. United is launching winter seasonal saturday-only service between Chicago-ORD and Mazatlan, Mexico (MZT/MMZT) to be operated by an Airbus 319. Service will begin December 23 and run though April 8th. In addition, United will also continue to serve MZT from IAH with 4 week...

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by flyguy84
Wed Aug 09, 2017 1:04 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA at BOS
Replies: 13
Views: 4163

Re: UA at BOS

With the slack in the 77W fleet right now they are regularly subbed in when a 772 is unavailable.

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by flyguy84
Tue Aug 08, 2017 5:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA A380 to ORD S18
Replies: 31
Views: 6069

Re: BA A380 to ORD S18

I thought I remember that the T5 A380 gate(s) would be ready about now and that we could expect LH or EK late summer, fall 2017, no? Isn't Lufthansa's "thing" in Chicago to depart from Terminal 1? Yes, but all International Flights arrive at T5, except for the pre-clearance ones... Right....

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by flyguy84
Mon Aug 07, 2017 3:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: CommutAir to add 21 add'l E145s for United; accelerate Dash-8 retirement
Replies: 31
Views: 4291

Re: CommutAir to add 21 add'l E145s for United; accelerate Dash-8 retirement

capitalflyer wrote:
I assume these Dashes will come from IAD and EWR where they seem to be ubiquitous still?

That's the only place UA flys them so your assumption isn't really an assumption. Lol.

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by flyguy84
Sun Aug 06, 2017 5:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: FAA bars AI 126 ORD-DEL from flying
Replies: 141
Views: 23882

Re: FAA bars AI 126 ORD-DEL from flying

Looks like it was Delta to the rescue. I wonder how much DL charged AI to transport these items and I wonder if this was Emirates if DL would have helped out? It's called an AOG program. All airlines ship parts on other airlines. It wasn't like delta went out of their way to help. They just happene...

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by flyguy84
Sun Aug 06, 2017 3:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA’s 764 where are they?
Replies: 4
Views: 1197

Re: UA’s 764 where are they?

They've all been moved to trips out of EWR/IAD.

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by flyguy84
Fri Jul 21, 2017 2:18 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Frontier Delays IPO After United Said F9 Strategy "Failing"
Replies: 32
Views: 5211

Re: Frontier Delays IPO After United Said F9 Strategy "Failing"

What are the chances United is actually making a play for Frontier? It's a quick way to gain access to more narrow bodies, specifically 321 and knocks out a ulcc competitor. Just seems like an odd fight to pick.

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by flyguy84
Wed Jul 19, 2017 2:32 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alaska CEO on Airbus
Replies: 254
Views: 38544

Re: Alaska CEO on Airbus

United will probably be more than happy to take the Airbus off their hands in exchange for some of their max delivery slots.

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by flyguy84
Mon Jul 17, 2017 12:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: When (and where) will AA Finally Consolidate Ops @ ATL?
Replies: 4
Views: 1203

Re: When (and where) will AA Finally Consolidate Ops @ ATL?

There's no way they will consolidate on D and I'm not sure there's enough room on T so they may be running dual ops for the foreseeable future.

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by flyguy84
Fri Jul 14, 2017 1:14 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA regional British isles routes cuts
Replies: 122
Views: 15520

Re: UA regional British isles routes cuts

Seems they will be cancelling BHX service all together.

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by flyguy84
Thu Jul 13, 2017 12:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta posts Q2 2017 profit $1.85 Billion USD
Replies: 66
Views: 10877

Re: Delta posts Q2 2017 profit $1.85 Billion USD

http://news.delta.com/delta-air-lines-announces-june-quarter-2017-profit Amazing "best in company's history" results for DL, generating higher profits in Q2 '17 versus Q2 '16. Congratulations to all DL employees around the world. Must be a great place to work. http://news.delta.com/sites/...

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by flyguy84
Wed Jul 12, 2017 11:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air India adds LAX
Replies: 78
Views: 12342

Re: Air India adds LAX

787fan8 wrote:
DFW or IAH is next

IAH would make sense being a *A hub.

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by flyguy84
Tue Jul 11, 2017 12:51 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA's ongoing PR issues
Replies: 368
Views: 29087

Re: UA Destroys $42,000 Wheelchair

People love to hate.

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by flyguy84
Sat Jul 01, 2017 1:54 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: RUMOR: United and jetblue merger
Replies: 90
Views: 34891

Re: United and jetblue merger

What does UA gain? BOS and some planes? They left JFK for a reason and there is no way the Feds let them keep the JFK hub and EWR megahub. It doesn't make sense. Planes, employees, reduced competition, increased exposure in the Caribbean and Latin America markets. The elusive SE hub in FLL. There's...

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