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by CriticalPoint
Sat Jun 30, 2018 2:09 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United daily double SFO-SIN will cancel LAX-SIN
Replies: 121
Views: 20761

Re: United daily double SFO-SIN will cancel LAX-SIN

Flying daytime westbound enable some feed from SFO end but this late arrival into SIN will pretty much mean all travellers are terminating at SIN. The arrival at 8:55p into SFO will also limit the connection at the SFO side. UA has the numbers so they make the call but I'd rather keep the LAX nonst...

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by CriticalPoint
Sun Jun 03, 2018 3:36 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Bizarre landing by this UA DC-10
Replies: 39
Views: 10650

Re: Bizarre landing by this UA DC-10

Unless someone has prof that these pilots were intentionally negligent dredging up and rehashing a 30 year old landing is crazy. . It's a discussion forum. If you don't like the topic.....then don't join in. I am not accusing anyone of anything. I saw the video and I had a question. Got it? Wow.......

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by CriticalPoint
Sun Jun 03, 2018 3:23 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Bizarre landing by this UA DC-10
Replies: 39
Views: 10650

Re: Bizarre landing by this UA DC-10

Could the runway have had a temporary displaced thresh hold? I’ve seen them before when runways are being worked on. Unless someone has prof that these pilots were intentionally negligent dredging up and rehashing a 30 year old landing is crazy. The landing looked fine and I’m on the side that there...

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by CriticalPoint
Sat May 26, 2018 3:11 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United gets sued for refusing to land for sick passenger
Replies: 87
Views: 10463

Re: United gets sued for refusing to land for sick passenger

MedLink has the final say period end of story. They say continue, I continue. They say divert, they will tell me where to go and I will make it happen with dispatch. MedLink assumes all responsibility once the call is made, which is why it is mandatory to do as they say. Flight Attendants are not al...

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by CriticalPoint
Wed May 02, 2018 11:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates starts storing the A380
Replies: 125
Views: 37576

Re: Emirates starts storing the A380

Tucker1 wrote:
zeke wrote:
11 777s and 1 380 this month, it will be 14 777s and 6 A380s next month, 11 777s and 3 A380s in June.

Douche


LOL does that mean something else where you are from??

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by CriticalPoint
Thu Apr 19, 2018 3:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United post Q1 earnings
Replies: 41
Views: 6043

Re: United post Q1 earnings

Flybird wrote:
United stock opened in red today


The entire market opened in the red today. :roll:

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by CriticalPoint
Tue Apr 17, 2018 7:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WN 1380 LGA-DAL emergency landing at PHL, 1 fatality
Replies: 720
Views: 118059

Re: WN 1380 LGA-DAL emergency landing at PHL

Great job SWA1380 pilots in implementing the emergency procedures quickly and precisely, and getting this aircraft back on the ground in only 20 min. after the L engine incident. Agreed. I'm curious how long the pilots have to don their oxygen masks and how the autopilot handles this situation. Doe...

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by CriticalPoint
Tue Apr 17, 2018 7:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WN 1380 LGA-DAL emergency landing at PHL, 1 fatality
Replies: 720
Views: 118059

Re: WN 1380 LGA-DAL emergency landing at PHL

The first officer, who I'm assuming is the non-flying pilot handling communications, is emotional but still quite calm as she relays part of the aircraft is missing, calls for medical equipment to meet the flight and that someone was possibly sucked-out. Riveting. You would assume the communicator ...

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by CriticalPoint
Tue Apr 17, 2018 2:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet Upgrade Status - 2018
Replies: 1394
Views: 180928

Re: United Fleet Upgrade Status - 2018

So it seems like all the domestic projects are wrapping up. All aircraft have PDE, All but 405 have scimitars and all but 705 have new seats. What is the next project to start? 738/739 new first class? updating the interiors to Polaris like the new A319s? Any idea if there is a plan to fix the loca...

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by CriticalPoint
Tue Apr 17, 2018 1:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet Upgrade Status - 2018
Replies: 1394
Views: 180928

Re: United Fleet Upgrade Status - 2018

So it seems like all the domestic projects are wrapping up. All aircraft have PDE, All but 405 have scimitars and all but 705 have new seats. What is the next project to start? 738/739 new first class? updating the interiors to Polaris like the new A319s? Any idea if there is a plan to fix the locat...

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by CriticalPoint
Sat Apr 14, 2018 3:52 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Military Airport near Damascus completely destroyed by US,UK and France
Replies: 84
Views: 9116

Re: Damascus Airport completely destroyed by US,UK and France

Well DAM is certainly a military target so it being leveled would be appropriate. Airport serves as gateway to endless supply flights from places like Iran and Russia. I wouldnt call anything that happened tonight "Appropriate" - I doubt there is any reason to bomb the airport other than ...

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by CriticalPoint
Fri Apr 13, 2018 4:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet Upgrade Status - 2018
Replies: 1394
Views: 180928

Re: United Fleet Upgrade Status - 2018

A few more new upcoming configurations with Polaris and new premium economy product. 763 - 46J22W99Y (talk about an extremely premium aircraft) 772 - 50J24W202Y 773 - 60J24W266Y Suspect the mix goes to 46E+/156Y on the 772 and 62E+/204Y on the 77W, with a great mini-cabin for Premium Plus on the 77...

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by CriticalPoint
Sat Apr 07, 2018 3:53 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet Upgrade Status - 2018
Replies: 1394
Views: 180928

Re: United Fleet Upgrade Status - 2018

https://twitter.com/airlinegeeks/status ... 72992?s=21


I wonder how this will affect Houston? :D :duck:
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AVENSAB727 wrote:
The first UA 737 MAX has been painted!
https://twitter.com/airlinegeeks/status ... 72992?s=21


I wonder how this will affect Houston? :D :duck:

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by CriticalPoint
Wed Jan 24, 2018 9:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United posts 2017 net-income 2.1 billion
Replies: 58
Views: 9045

Re: United posts 2017 net-income 2.1 billion

Most employees are getting about half the profit sharing this year compared to last year and UA made more money. Alot of unhappy people working at UA today!! United didn’t make more money........and no one Iv spoken too is unhappy about profit sharing half of last year is a hell of a lot better tha...

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by CriticalPoint
Tue Jan 02, 2018 11:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA114 HNL-DEN 30Dec 757-300
Replies: 27
Views: 6782

Re: UA114 HNL-DEN 30Dec 757-300

Bet people in J who expected a bed seat in J on the 752 were bummed to have sit up straight for a long flight! I bet. I would be. But for the 8 that would have been bumped to F, they were happy! A tale of winners and losers. UA and DL have flown their 757-300's beyond the West Coast and into Hawaii...

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by CriticalPoint
Thu Oct 19, 2017 5:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United reports 2017Q3 earnings
Replies: 106
Views: 15795

Re: United reports 2017Q3 earnings

I know that the CEO and Board of Directors have a fiduciary responsibility to Wall Street and their investors, but at the end of the day, you as a management team are paid to make decisions on what's in the Airlines' long term best interest and unfortunately that is going to mean making the investo...

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by CriticalPoint
Thu Oct 19, 2017 4:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UAL flight 2774 IAD - IAD
Replies: 3
Views: 1939

Re: UAL flight 2774 IAD - IAD

Its the employee flights they are doing at the hubs to say goodbye to the 747

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by CriticalPoint
Thu Oct 19, 2017 3:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United reports 2017Q3 earnings
Replies: 106
Views: 15795

Re: United reports 2017Q3 earnings

The domestic US market is outperforming international flying at the moment. UA is underexposed domestically and over exposed internationally. Can anyone say; IAH-SYD, LAX-SIN, which by the way, haven't even started up yet. What is UA thinking? Once those flights start up, I would imagine things wil...

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by CriticalPoint
Thu Oct 19, 2017 3:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United reports 2017Q3 earnings
Replies: 106
Views: 15795

Re: United reports 2017Q3 earnings

Winning back the high end customers that fled during the disastrous smisek / "do everything the co way" era will cost huge amounts of money and take a long time. Planes are full but not with the proper mix anymore. Kirby has said this before and that the BOD is keenly aware this is a long...

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by CriticalPoint
Wed Oct 18, 2017 8:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: US Carriers vs The World
Replies: 36
Views: 2769

Re: US Carriers vs The World

"United Polaris earned Global Traveler magazine's "Outstanding Innovations" award at the Global Traveler's fifth annual Leisure Lifestyle Awards."

Guess you should give United's Polaris a try.....

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by CriticalPoint
Wed Oct 18, 2017 4:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta A350 Media Day
Replies: 83
Views: 12777

Re: Delta A350 Media Day

[ understand that point that many seem to be making. But I honestly question how much it ultimately really matters. Do passengers really care about the color of the seat? Do they really care about whether or not the red widget logo is on the headrest? . Passengers, the ones that matter, don't give ...

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by CriticalPoint
Wed Oct 18, 2017 4:26 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta A350 Media Day
Replies: 83
Views: 12777

Re: Delta A350 Media Day

Man that plane looks sterile. Zero color at all and a small Delta sign on the wall. It’s just white and a weird blue color. I can’t judge comfort, and that’s what really matters, as I will most likely NEVER be in a business class cabin other than United’s and that will be limited to work only. But I...

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by CriticalPoint
Mon Oct 16, 2017 9:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet Upgrade Status - 2017
Replies: 1935
Views: 318801

Re: United Fleet Upgrade Status - 2017

Updated delivery status from Boeing. 789: N29971 expected delivery date 1 Dec 2017 N24972 expected delivery date 1 Jan 2018 N24973 expected delivery date 1 Feb 2018 N24974 expected delivery date 1 Feb 2018 This will finish off all ordered 787-9s UA is retiring 9 744s and adding IAH-SYD over the nex...

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by CriticalPoint
Sat Oct 14, 2017 4:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA/B6 Merger Rumors Floating Again
Replies: 101
Views: 16405

Re: UA/B6 Merger Rumors Floating Again

Yesterday, on a seemingly perfect weather flying day, B6 had 16% of their flights delayed. United had 15% of their flights delayed. Together, it will be a mess. Throw in some bad weather and matters multiply exponentially. This is day in and day out, good weather or bad weather. Must be very frustr...

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by CriticalPoint
Sat Oct 14, 2017 3:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Embraer Hopes Pinned on New Scope Clause in 2019-22
Replies: 137
Views: 13272

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

As someone who wants to go into management eventually, I think you're full of it. At the same time, you can be harassed for being a "scab." Wow you could not be doing a better job at becoming management. By the sounds of it you will be a perfect employee hater that will no doubt be loathe...

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by CriticalPoint
Sat Oct 14, 2017 4:46 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA/B6 Merger Rumors Floating Again
Replies: 101
Views: 16405

Re: UA/B6 Merger Rumors Floating Again

Lets say it does happen... would B6 likely go the way of CO and be absorbed into UA? Maybe that would be a time for UA to rebrand and get rid of the CO paint job? Thoughts? The CO paint job is good for UA, but a sad reminder for the world of the death of a once great airline. If UA does to B6 what ...

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by CriticalPoint
Fri Oct 13, 2017 11:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta and Alaska named 'Great Place to Work' for a 2nd Straight Year
Replies: 18
Views: 1880

Re: Delta Certified as a 'Great Place to Work' for a 2nd Straight Year

F9Animal wrote:
Really? How about Spirit or Allegiant? I hear they are great places to work!!!

On a side note. Where does WN fall? I remember when they were always at the top for places to work.


Southwest didn’t pay the polling company for the survey so sadly they suck as a place to work :ashamed:

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by CriticalPoint
Fri Oct 13, 2017 11:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA to add seats to 777-200s with Polaris retrofit
Replies: 112
Views: 18591

Re: UA to add seats to 777-200s with Polaris retrofit

Besides nearly all 777 operators in the world are 3-4-3 so clearly United is offering an industry standard product. Contrast to what you're saying, the majority of the 777 fleets in the world are still in 3-3-3 or even 2-4-3 config, especially in this half of the world. Think of TK, TG, OZ, CZ, KE,...

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by CriticalPoint
Fri Oct 13, 2017 11:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta and Alaska named 'Great Place to Work' for a 2nd Straight Year
Replies: 18
Views: 1880

Re: Delta Certified as a 'Great Place to Work' for a 2nd Straight Year

It's amazing to me that some have to be so po faced about it. I don't think anyone considers it an accolade on a par with the Nobel Prize, but surely it reflect the fact that, right now, on a number of metrics DL seems to be the best performer of the big 3. Maybe you United guys should just chill a...

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by CriticalPoint
Fri Oct 13, 2017 10:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA to add seats to 777-200s with Polaris retrofit
Replies: 112
Views: 18591

Re: UA to add seats to 777-200s with Polaris retrofit

The reality is people complain, but in the end pay with their wallets, and United knows this in economy. Its a bummer for long haul, but i still think the legroom and new thin seats are worse then 10 abreast 777. The major complaint i hear these days in coach is actually the new lightweight thin se...

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by CriticalPoint
Fri Oct 13, 2017 10:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta and Alaska named 'Great Place to Work' for a 2nd Straight Year
Replies: 18
Views: 1880

Re: Delta Certified as a 'Great Place to Work' for a 2nd Straight Year

I did a survey and it certified me as an awsome person!! I’m super stoked! I’ll take it again next year and hopefully i will be awsome 2 years in a row!

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by CriticalPoint
Fri Oct 13, 2017 9:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA to add seats to 777-200s with Polaris retrofit
Replies: 112
Views: 18591

Re: UA to add seats to 777-200s with Polaris retrofit

United is flying around with a mid 80% load factors and they are doing 10s of billions of Dollars in revenue every year........I’m certain they know what their passengers want. United’s 777-300s go out full all over the world every single day so clearly people aren’t booking away. Besides nearly all...

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by CriticalPoint
Thu Oct 12, 2017 4:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet Upgrade Status - 2017
Replies: 1935
Views: 318801

Re: UA Polaris Tracking Thread

What's the current timeframe for 787's? UA has 12 788s and 21 789s in service. The last four 789s will come by Jan’18 7810s will start sometime next year. These will be the first to have the Polaris seats. 2 of those 4 upcoming 789s will likely fly the new IAH-SYD route launching that same month. T...

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by CriticalPoint
Wed Oct 11, 2017 5:13 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: How long will it take for Delta Air Lines to catch up with American Airlines?
Replies: 29
Views: 5318

Re: How long will it take for Delta Air Line to catch up with American Airlines?

Delta is a distant 3rd in Wide Body fleet size.....Don't really ever see them catching up in that metric due to all of their joint ventures.

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by CriticalPoint
Wed Oct 11, 2017 4:00 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Should United bring back the Tulip?
Replies: 115
Views: 11710

Re: Should United bring back the Tulip?

My take - the time for a re-brand will be when all of the merger activities are completed; all crews integrated and all that. At that point, it could make sense to re-brand, but if they do, I doubt that they'll look to history; the vision and strategy will be centered around a new, cohesive company...

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by CriticalPoint
Wed Oct 11, 2017 3:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Embraer Hopes Pinned on New Scope Clause in 2019-22
Replies: 137
Views: 13272

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

The Union Member way of talking is so fricking cringy! :crazy: Based on what I've read, most of them would rather regionals fly around in E145s and CRJ-200s for the rest of eternity. Not even those, JET aircraft should be mainline aircraft. Regionals should be flying props on flights less than an h...

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by CriticalPoint
Wed Oct 11, 2017 4:22 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Embraer Hopes Pinned on New Scope Clause in 2019-22
Replies: 137
Views: 13272

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

I agree with this strategy. Pilots should allow a few extra thousand pounds while keeping the seat limit - but not for free. In exchange for helping the company with fuel savings and modern aircraft, they should get some form of compensation. This is not about the threat of regionals growing into m...

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by CriticalPoint
Sat Oct 07, 2017 3:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Embraer Hopes Pinned on New Scope Clause in 2019-22
Replies: 137
Views: 13272

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

Why would the pilots give up a concession like increased MTOW at the regionals in exchange for nothing? I guess because raising the weight a few thousand pounds wouldn't really affect them. It adds no seats to the regional operations, nor does it add any additional planes. It simply would allow old...

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by CriticalPoint
Wed Oct 04, 2017 4:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Kirby: I expect UA will become the world's largest airline
Replies: 96
Views: 16268

Re: Kirby: I expect we’ll become [united] the worlds largest airline

My current beef with UA is flying ERJ's on markets like IAH-CLE/CMH/IND. Those markets should at least have E170/175s on them fully. United needs more airplanes.....Its not like they have a 175 just sitting there not doing anything just so they can fly an ERJ to those markets. the first of 161 MAXs...

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by CriticalPoint
Wed Oct 04, 2017 3:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Kirby: I expect UA will become the world's largest airline
Replies: 96
Views: 16268

Re: Kirby: I expect we’ll become [united] the worlds largest airline

What's all the focus on "biggest"? Oft stated, "Biggest isn't Best" I have never experienced UA, my flights to/from the USA were mostly only European airlines. I had one return BRU - Chicago with AA, and a number of US domestic flights. Those allowed me to at least understand th...

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by CriticalPoint
Wed Oct 04, 2017 3:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Kirby: I expect UA will become the world's largest airline
Replies: 96
Views: 16268

Re: Kirby: I expect we’ll become [united] the worlds largest airline

I highly doubt UAL will ever be able to top AAL let alone DAL. As far a a merger there arent too many other US based airlines that seem to fit the suit for acquisition. The only presence United can really grow is there United Express regional division. How do you figure? They have ALOT of mainline ...

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by CriticalPoint
Wed Sep 27, 2017 3:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA accelerates 747-400 retirement
Replies: 428
Views: 91999

Re: UA accelerates 747-400 retirement

United planning 2-hour celebration flights departing and arriving in same city, along with open-house tour. Will these fights be open to the public? If so, is there a website/etc. available to book one? As of right now it appears they are only available for United employees world wide. We have to e...

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by CriticalPoint
Sat Sep 16, 2017 5:58 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL A359 at ANC
Replies: 4
Views: 2407

Re: DL A359 at ANC

I remember seeing this before with 787 testing. I’m curious: what’s the point of “demonstrating a diversion” as part of the certification/qualification process? It gets the entire airline involved and shows that it can be handled safely, efficiently and properly. Every flight involves lots of peopl...

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by CriticalPoint
Sat Sep 16, 2017 12:18 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL A359 at ANC
Replies: 4
Views: 2407

Re: DL A359 at ANC

Usually FAA proving runs require the crew to demonstrate a divert. This was most likely that.

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by CriticalPoint
Wed Sep 13, 2017 12:46 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet Upgrade Status - 2017
Replies: 1935
Views: 318801

Re: United Fleet Upgrade Status - 2017

Anyone know when Direct TV is going to be pulled off the 737s?

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by CriticalPoint
Fri Sep 08, 2017 3:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airlines Handling Fares During Natural Disasters
Replies: 71
Views: 7688

Re: Airlines Handling Fares During Natural Disasters

In my opinion it is not about what will win you good favor with the public. It is about doing the right thing in disasters like this. I think the right thing to do is to increase capacity when you can, and cap fares at a very good price. If I ran an airline I would rather take a loss knowing we hel...

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by CriticalPoint
Thu Sep 07, 2017 9:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Embraer Hopes Pinned on New Scope Clause in 2019-22
Replies: 137
Views: 13272

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

Even if the company offered to roll back outsourcing in exchange? You'd think there's something in there for both pilots and management. Heck, that's something even the mainline pilots should consider offering management. The pay rate for 100 seat aircraft exist at all 3 majors the pilots have done...

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by CriticalPoint
Thu Sep 07, 2017 4:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet Upgrade Status - 2017
Replies: 1935
Views: 318801

Re: United Fleet Upgrade Status - 2017

With the announcement of IAH>SYD, we know where 2 of the 4 new 789's due in Dec/Jan/Feb are headed for UA. Two more to figure out. Next bunch of routes will have to coincide with 4x77W and 3x78J in 2H2018. What's really interesting is that the IAH 787 crew base is closing. They are haulting the clo...

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by CriticalPoint
Thu Sep 07, 2017 3:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA announces IAH-SYD, starting Jan 18, 2018
Replies: 155
Views: 26349

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

Actually I'm not surprised that UA has announced IAH-SYD, what I find surprising is the start date as they will miss the peak travel season to Australia, if they had planned to start a month earlier it would be a different story however that may be a s simple as not having the aircraft to start any...

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by CriticalPoint
Wed Sep 06, 2017 7:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Skywest orders 25 E175
Replies: 37
Views: 5062

Re: Skywest orders 25 E175

Sancho99504 wrote:
DiamondFlyer wrote:
No real surprise here. Kill off your unionized carrier and replace it with flying at the non-union shop.

What non-union shop is replacing a union shop?
OO is union, QX is union....


Skywest does NOT have a union.

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