klwright69 wrote:And Motley Fool's airline analyst is suggesting again that UA dump hubs in LAX and IAD.
https://www.fool.com/investing/2017/05/ ... no-se.aspx
And, I'm sure DC is subsidizing routes in/out of DCA as well. You're wrong about that. IAD has a one-year landing fee waiver--don't think DCA has one. In any case, neither would come close to the State subsidy of the BWI-LHR route: http://www.bizjournals.com/baltimore/news/2016/01/26/british-airway...Jump to post
Following on heels of AA saying they would offer some rows of 29-inch seat pitch on future 737MAX aircraft, sounds like Scott Kirby President at UAL seems to feel this might be a trend worth following. After American confirmed its decision, a source familiar with United’s thinking said the Chicago-...Jump to post
Great news for Envoy! We are expanding at such a great rate! There will be 30 flights a day from MIA! Today we’re pleased to announce that Envoy will re-establish a crew base in Miami (MIA) for pilots and flight attendants in September. They’ll join the more than 900 Envoy Customer Services and Mai...Jump to post
USAirALB wrote:I wonder if they will add free meals for Y passengers.
United is looking to replace their P.S. service with a new service called, United Coast. This will of course involve EWR-LAX/SFO but also introduce BOS into the mix. The hard product doesn't look to be changing in the near-term, however, it does look like some changes are on the horizon. Especially ...Jump to post
I am planning a trip from MCI to KOA in October and one of the options I have is UA via IAH on a 777 but I've read that UA is re-configuring these from 2-4-2 to 3-4-3 this year. I'm really like to do a window seat but really don't want to have to bother two other passengers when it's time to stretc...Jump to post
ILUVDC10S wrote:CNN -Authorities working on enacting a carry on baggage ban - yeah way to go Airline lobby pour more gas on the fire of the passengers fury ! Must be special to have that clout huh ?
Tucson makes a lot of sense. It's a big market from MSP with little competition. With more ULCC competition to PHX that makes TUS more attractive. Aruba is a really long stage length (100 miles further than ANC - I believe it will become SY's longest route). I find it hard to believe that it will b...Jump to post
"Initial reports from our flight attendants indicate that Ms. Harper attempted to visit the lavatory on final descent and was instructed to remain seated with the seat belt fastened per FAA regulations." Another passenger who thinks regulations don't apply to them. I am going to assume it ...Jump to post
I must say, all these attempts to bash United are having zero effect. Stock is up about 10% since the infamous "incident" and closed today at an all-time high. It may be fun for the SJW to continue their vendetta against, but it doesn't seem to matter much.Jump to post
Did nobody watch the entire video? The man was removed from the terminal for being jntoxicated. Not sure why this is United's fault.Jump to post
h Can't believe it took until 2017 for them to have the ability to do red eyes and other limiting factors! Can't wait to see what comes in the future for WN. They'll just be like any other network carrier. Sooner or later they're going to have to go full hub and spoke. Their perfoamce is in the toi...Jump to post
Interesting adds and increases for sure, almost like shuttle schedule on SEA/PDX. Nice to see mainline return to some of the smaller cities!
http://newsroom.united.com/2017-05-08-U ... stinations
Saw local news reports about this incident. Passengers were claiming smoke in the cabin as well. Saw video of right engine with scorch marks around it. BTW, news reports this was the FA's first flight after training. Those "scorch" marks are from the APU. You will see them on almost every...Jump to post
1. What would have been better would have been elimination of the carry on sizers at the TSA checkpoints. Since those sizers force most FAA Authorized carry on bags made by the manufacturers not allowed to pass thru the x ray machine That was a United mandated item as you ALL know! 2. Also eliminat...Jump to post
"Empower employees to immediately resolve customer service-issues." Embarrassing for a business that they even have to make this a policy change, though I understand in a massive organization like United that it's easier to just take that power away from front line staff than it is to tra...Jump to post
United has implemented 10 policy changes it hopes will help prevent customer service breakdowns in the future. The change regarding bags is kind of random but there's so many more draconian policies that United should be looking at modifying and/or eliminating. Here are the changes: Limit use of law...Jump to post
They should launch a major ad campaign where this summer bags fly free on United. Then it's up to United to make sure customers see a brand new attitude at the airline so when the promo is over, people want to continue to fly them. I don't think forgoing a major source of revenue would be smart. Bu...Jump to post
While I agree that United needs to probably re-brand, reverting back to Continental is not the way to go. Everyone at the company could use a fresh start. I also believe they need to drop United Continental Holdings, to just United. What's the point of hanging on to the Continental name?Jump to post
The PS configured 757 of yesteryear are long gone. This is all about an increase in capacity.Jump to post
This is a non-story. The media fails to do its due diligence. What type of battery does the miniPRO use? The miniPRO features a UL-certified, safe, powerful lithium ion battery for sustainable power. The battery shouldn’t be removed from the unit and should never be stored or exposed to temperatures...Jump to post
Nope but passengers aren't entitled to do whatever they wish.. They *ARE* entitled to WHAT THEY PAID FOR. The CoC, as UA interprets it, seems to authorize larceny on the part of the airline. They can downgrade you from F to Y and not even offer any reasonable compensation. I think that these CoCs a...Jump to post
After a paid customer has been boarded it is absolutely unprofessional and downright idiotic to throw him off the plane because somebody came LATER with a higher mileage status and wanted in. There are no two ways about it, it does not happened to the rest of the civilized world and we as a society...Jump to post
Well, we will soon see UA employees descend here and start saying that the passenger has to obey crew's direction, even if they tell them to do a strip dance, else the passenger will be treated as a trespasser & criminal, just as the UA crew told this passenger that they will take him out in cu...Jump to post
Interesting the comments in the article about "It shouldn't make any difference", when you check in or what you paid or how frequent a flyer you are to get bumped. What criteria would they prefer airlines use? In this case it was a downgauge of equipment after a mechanical issue? Sometime...Jump to post
I don't necessarily buy this story. I think he's trying to take advantage of the situation here.Jump to post
2) This was Republic Airlines. Was it Republic Airlines booking and crew scheduling system that caused this mess? No. United Airlines. Was it Republic Airlines gate staff that decided to end the volunteer phase at much less than allowed/legal limit? No. United Airlines. Yes it was. Republic books t...Jump to post
http://m.santafenewmexican.com/opinion/local_columns/slow-takeoff-for-santa-fe-phoenix-flight/article_359f10ac-3a13-5edf-8e7f-10ad3a71a252.html?mode=jqm Average load factors are below 60%. Looks like the majority rather fly WN out of ABQ. I wonder why as with LAX these flights aren't doing so well....Jump to post
The man refused law enforcement instructions. Fail to see how that's United's fault.Jump to post
Hypothetical here: what would be involved in a system wide 'reset'? Could they send out tonights internatonal flights, xlop east bound redeyes and late departures and let IT work on the system between, say, 2100 and 0600? The time for the reset was the day of the actual weather. We're not talking a...Jump to post