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by flyguy84
Mon May 29, 2017 3:32 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Houston Diversions
Replies: 8
Views: 1453

Re: Houston Diversions

Just a few UA diversions due to ATC routing some flights all the way around the east side of weather. Unless crews time out, all diversions will be recovered.

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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

He's certainly a fool alright.

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by flyguy84
Sun May 28, 2017 6:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Talks between United and MWAA on IAD terminal improvements are "Intensifying"
Replies: 53
Views: 4822

Re: Talks between United and MWAA on IAD terminal improvements are "Intensifying"

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...

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by flyguy84
Sat May 27, 2017 10:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Is United next airline with 29-seat pitch?
Replies: 131
Views: 8389

Re: Is United next airline with 29-seat pitch?

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-...

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by flyguy84
Thu May 25, 2017 11:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: F9 Adds RDU-LAS
Replies: 5
Views: 841

Re: F9 Adds RDU-LAS

"Two-class service" hahahaha.

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by flyguy84
Thu May 25, 2017 12:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airline Industry CEO Ranking
Replies: 16
Views: 2890

Re: Airline Industry CEO Ranking

Huh. How'd they come up with these ratings?

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by flyguy84
Wed May 24, 2017 1:18 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA 1579 Evacuation @EWR
Replies: 20
Views: 6533

Re: Something's happening at EWR

UAL1579.... some kind of engine issues, reports of some kind of flames/fire. They have evacuated.

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by flyguy84
Tue May 23, 2017 1:06 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Envoy To Open MIA Crew Base In September
Replies: 17
Views: 2134

Re: Envoy To Open MIA Crew Base In September

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...

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by flyguy84
Mon May 22, 2017 2:00 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Should UA start its own EWR-DXB nonstop?
Replies: 26
Views: 5312

Re: Should UA start its own EWR-DXB nonstop?

They ended their IAD-DXB service in Jan16... I don't think they will be returning to DXB anytime soon, if ever.

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by flyguy84
Sat May 20, 2017 5:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United working to replace P.S. with "United Coast"
Replies: 77
Views: 14364

Re: United working to replace P.S. with "United Coast"

USAirALB wrote:
I wonder if they will add free meals for Y passengers.

To remain competitive in the transcon market, one would assume they would have to improve their on-board offering.

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by flyguy84
Sat May 20, 2017 11:58 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United working to replace P.S. with "United Coast"
Replies: 77
Views: 14364

United working to replace P.S. with "United Coast"

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 ...

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by flyguy84
Wed May 17, 2017 2:20 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA 70 EWR-AMS returning to EWR
Replies: 4
Views: 1674

Re: UA 70 EWR-AMS returning to EWR

Technical fault.

UAL946 IAD-AMS also returned to IAD due to technical issues.

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by flyguy84
Sat May 13, 2017 9:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New MCI Single Terminal Proposal
Replies: 61
Views: 6603

Re: New MCI Single Terminal Proposal

BobbyPSP wrote:
This will put them in an excellent position to become a hub/focus city. Current terminal layout not condusive to it

What a pipe dream. I don't think anyone needs or wants benefit from a hub/focus city at MCI.

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by flyguy84
Sat May 13, 2017 7:14 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: UA Domestic 777 Seat Layout
Replies: 7
Views: 1219

Re: UA Domestic 777 Seat Layout

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...

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by flyguy84
Thu May 11, 2017 8:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United's future International Expansion
Replies: 100
Views: 15680

Re: United's future International Expansion

LAXintl wrote:
LAX will get a new flight per employee townhall last week...

I have heard the same. Supposedly to be announced before the end of the month.

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by flyguy84
Thu May 11, 2017 8:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BREAKING : CNN reports authorites soon will enact carry on ban
Replies: 5
Views: 3370

Re: BREAKING : CNN reports authorites soon will enact carry on ban

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 ?

Link? Source?

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by flyguy84
Wed May 10, 2017 7:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Sun Country to Aruba and Tucson
Replies: 16
Views: 1690

Re: Sun Country to Aruba and Tucson

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...

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by flyguy84
Wed May 10, 2017 5:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Pax On UA Flight Supposedly Forced To Pee In A Cup
Replies: 48
Views: 5960

Re: Pax On UA Flight Supposedly Forced To Pee In A Cup

"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 ...

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by flyguy84
Wed May 10, 2017 3:18 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA Agent Canceled His Reservation Because He Filmed Her in Bag Dispute
Replies: 163
Views: 14463

Re: UA Agent Canceled His Reservation Because He Filmed Her in Bag Dispute

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.

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by flyguy84
Wed May 10, 2017 2:39 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA Agent Canceled His Reservation Because He Filmed Her in Bag Dispute
Replies: 163
Views: 14463

Re: UA Agent Canceled His Reservation Because He Filmed Her in Bag Dispute

Did nobody watch the entire video? The man was removed from the terminal for being jntoxicated. Not sure why this is United's fault.

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by flyguy84
Tue May 09, 2017 6:14 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WN Cutover to ALTEA Tomorrow
Replies: 43
Views: 6289

Re: WN Cutover to ALTEA Tomorrow

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...

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by flyguy84
Mon May 08, 2017 4:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Airlines Increases Service Between San Francisco and 18 Destinations
Replies: 100
Views: 16323

United Airlines Increases Service Between San Francisco and 18 Destinations

http://newsroom.united.com/2017-05-08-U ... stinations
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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

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by flyguy84
Mon May 08, 2017 1:51 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Divertions at LAS.
Replies: 4
Views: 1765

Re: Divertions at LAS.

MDW22L31C wrote:
I see LAS has divertions. Rain to wind? Looks some of the flight's are heading to On.

What's on?

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by flyguy84
Wed May 03, 2017 7:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA61 EWR-HNL Encountering Severe Turbulence
Replies: 24
Views: 6701

Re: UA61 EWR-HNL Encountering Severe Turbulence

Imagine that, N666UA.

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by flyguy84
Tue May 02, 2017 2:23 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: OO Diversion to DPA
Replies: 9
Views: 1625

Re: OO Diversion to DPA

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...

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by flyguy84
Fri Apr 28, 2017 5:01 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United introduces E175's to GRB
Replies: 19
Views: 2988

Re: United introduces E175's to GRB

Does this really need a thread?

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by flyguy84
Thu Apr 27, 2017 3:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United outlines changes to make flying "friendly" again
Replies: 99
Views: 8259

Re: United outlines changes to make flying "friendly" again

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...

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by flyguy84
Thu Apr 27, 2017 5:50 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United outlines changes to make flying "friendly" again
Replies: 99
Views: 8259

Re: United outlines changes to make flying "friendly" again

"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...

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by flyguy84
Thu Apr 27, 2017 5:35 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United outlines changes to make flying "friendly" again
Replies: 99
Views: 8259

United outlines changes to make flying "friendly" again

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...

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by flyguy84
Sun Apr 23, 2017 5:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SFO 5hr delay to arrivals.
Replies: 84
Views: 10889

Re: SFO 5hr delay to arrivals.

DocLightning wrote:
Currently I'm supposed to be on VX11 and we're delayed about 50 minutes due to weather at SFO. Good thing I flew out early.

It's not weather. It's runway construction.

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by flyguy84
Sat Apr 22, 2017 8:16 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SFO 5hr delay to arrivals.
Replies: 84
Views: 10889

Re: SFO 5hr delay to arrivals.

readytotaxi wrote:
FR24 showing up delays on arriving aircraft, is it weather or ATC problems?

Reduced arrival rate due to runway closure/construction.

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by flyguy84
Fri Apr 21, 2017 10:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Oscar Munoz opts out of UAL Chairman position
Replies: 37
Views: 7212

Re: Oscar Munoz opts out of UAL Chairman position

Further feeds the rumor that Kirby will assume the throne in 2019.

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by flyguy84
Thu Apr 20, 2017 12:45 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: ATW says drop UA rebrand as CO
Replies: 134
Views: 19084

Re: ATW says drop UA rebrand as CO

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...

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by flyguy84
Wed Apr 19, 2017 3:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: ATW says drop UA rebrand as CO
Replies: 134
Views: 19084

Re: ATW says drop UA rebrand as CO

Agreed completely.. the processes that were adopted from Continental are what is killing this airline operationally. Common sense is not allowed. It takes forever and about 10 different people to chime in before a decision can be made.

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by flyguy84
Wed Apr 19, 2017 1:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: ATW says drop UA rebrand as CO
Replies: 134
Views: 19084

Re: ATW says drop UA rebrand as CO

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?

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by flyguy84
Mon Apr 17, 2017 6:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why is United flying the new 2-class domestic 777 on the SFO-EWR flight?
Replies: 54
Views: 8966

Re: Why is United flying the new 2-class domestic 777 on the SFO-EWR flight?

The PS configured 757 of yesteryear are long gone. This is all about an increase in capacity.

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by flyguy84
Mon Apr 17, 2017 2:59 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA's ongoing PR issues
Replies: 176
Views: 16985

Re: UA's Latest Cringeworthy moment.

By "asking for an upgrade" I'm sure it was "well nobody else is sitting here, why can't we?" ... the sense of entitlement is running amock.

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by flyguy84
Sun Apr 16, 2017 8:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA's ongoing PR issues
Replies: 176
Views: 16985

Re: Yet ANOTHER UA story...gate agent wont allow Segway

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...

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by flyguy84
Thu Apr 13, 2017 3:11 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United passenger threatened with handcuffs to make room for 'higher-priority' traveler
Replies: 214
Views: 24302

Re: United passenger threatened with handcuffs to make room for 'higher-priority' traveler

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...

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by flyguy84
Wed Apr 12, 2017 1:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United passenger threatened with handcuffs to make room for 'higher-priority' traveler
Replies: 214
Views: 24302

Re: United passenger threatened with handcuffs to make room for 'higher-priority' traveler

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...

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by flyguy84
Wed Apr 12, 2017 1:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United passenger threatened with handcuffs to make room for 'higher-priority' traveler
Replies: 214
Views: 24302

Re: United passenger threatened with handcuffs to make room for 'higher-priority' traveler

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...

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by flyguy84
Wed Apr 12, 2017 1:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United passenger threatened with handcuffs to make room for 'higher-priority' traveler
Replies: 214
Views: 24302

Re: United passenger threatened with handcuffs to make room for 'higher-priority' traveler

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...

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by flyguy84
Wed Apr 12, 2017 1:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United passenger threatened with handcuffs to make room for 'higher-priority' traveler
Replies: 214
Views: 24302

Re: United passenger threatened with handcuffs to make room for 'higher-priority' traveler

I don't necessarily buy this story. I think he's trying to take advantage of the situation here.

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by flyguy84
Wed Apr 12, 2017 12:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumor: United to RTM
Replies: 41
Views: 11844

Re: Rumor: United to RTM

Not going to happen.

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by flyguy84
Tue Apr 11, 2017 7:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Another United gaffe - forces doctor off plane
Replies: 2122
Views: 112869

Re: Another United gaffe - forces doctor off plane

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...

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by flyguy84
Mon Apr 10, 2017 2:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Slow start for AA PHX-SAF flights
Replies: 4
Views: 1285

Re: Slow start for AA PHX-SAF flights

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....

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by flyguy84
Mon Apr 10, 2017 2:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Another United gaffe - forces doctor off plane
Replies: 2122
Views: 112869

Re: Another United gaffe - forces doctor off plane

The man refused law enforcement instructions. Fail to see how that's United's fault.

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by flyguy84
Sun Apr 09, 2017 5:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Heck, Delta is having it bad
Replies: 354
Views: 43548

Re: Heck, ATL is having it bad.

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...

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by flyguy84
Sun Apr 09, 2017 4:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Heck, Delta is having it bad
Replies: 354
Views: 43548

Re: Heck, ATL is having it bad.

nwadeicer wrote:
I just want to hear from Global1. Keep climbing, that mountain of bags!!

He's too busy writing all the press fluff pieces about how at least they bought pizza for a few hundred people.

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