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by ual763
Sat May 19, 2018 9:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Heathrow reveals quietest airlines
Replies: 35
Views: 9255

Re: Heathrow reveals quietest airlines

By not following the preferred routings for noise and by using more of their night-time quota. Well, considering they get some sort of vectors to the final approach course 80% of the time, and at other times,probably fly the published RNAV procedure, there is really nothing more most Airlines can d...

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by ual763
Sat May 19, 2018 12:02 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA tells FAs to stop Sloppy Grooming
Replies: 131
Views: 14817

Re: UA tells FAs to stop Sloppy Grooming

Pellegrine wrote:
I do also have to say that I saw the LH crew coming out of their hotel in NW DC and they were looking sharp af!


And that is why image, and adherence to the company grooming/dress policy is so essential. It is how the customers view the company. I’ll leave it at that.

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by ual763
Fri May 18, 2018 2:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA tells FAs to stop Sloppy Grooming
Replies: 131
Views: 14817

Re: UA tells FAs to stop Sloppy Grooming

People complaining about hairstyles are entering "old man yells at clouds" territory. Get with the times. Stuffy dress codes are going away en masse in many industries. My company recently switched from business formal (i.e. suits) to casual (i.e. anything but shorts and sandals) and ever...

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by ual763
Fri May 18, 2018 1:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA 767's and transpac
Replies: 19
Views: 1969

Re: UA 767's and transpac

If I remember right, back in the early 90s, back when United had a Seattle 767 pilot base, they did have a few TPAC routes on the 767.

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by ual763
Fri May 18, 2018 1:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA tells FAs to stop Sloppy Grooming
Replies: 131
Views: 14817

Re: UA tells FAs to stop Sloppy Grooming

Here we go. Your personal prejudice about someone's style of hair has nothing to do with professional standards of self-presentation including grooming and dress. You just sound prejudiced against: corn rows, mohawks, and dyed/bleached hair. It isn't 1953. Uniform quite literally means “the same”. ...

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by ual763
Fri May 18, 2018 3:43 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA CFO Resigns
Replies: 39
Views: 9271

Re: UA CFO Resigns

It’s not on the website yet, but it was told to Global Service members. Some of the popular flying blogs have reached out to United, and they have confirmed that the changes will be going back to the way they were pre-May 1st.

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by ual763
Fri May 18, 2018 2:14 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA CFO Resigns
Replies: 39
Views: 9271

Re: UA CFO Resigns

codc10 wrote:
flyguy84 wrote:
Too much cost cutting when in fact he’s the one who got cut. See ya.


Unclear whether it is Kirby or Levy driving the bus on United's latest cut-to-the-bone trend.


Well, whoever it is, just reversed their decision. First class meal cuts are now being reversed. Just announced today!

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by ual763
Fri May 18, 2018 1:06 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Airlines makes big adjustments in onboard food and beverage
Replies: 142
Views: 23461

Re: United Airlines makes big adjustments in onboard food and beverage

Now the premium meal cuts are reversed: We want our customers to know that we value and appreciate them and that we’re listening. Our customers told us that they were not happy about the menu modifications so we made the decision to reverse the changes and return our meal service to our previous of...

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by ual763
Thu May 17, 2018 11:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA tells FAs to stop Sloppy Grooming
Replies: 131
Views: 14817

Re: UA tells FAs to stop Sloppy Grooming

And Honestly, to me at least, the one thing that’s even worse than unkempt uniforms and bad hygiene/grooming, is seeing FAs smoking their cigarettes at the airport bus stops. I don’t have a problem with them smoking on their own time at home, but when in company uniform, and especially when at the ...

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by ual763
Thu May 17, 2018 9:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA tells FAs to stop Sloppy Grooming
Replies: 131
Views: 14817

Re: UA tells FAs to stop Sloppy Grooming

bennett123 wrote:
On 1 UA flight last year, the FA’s hair do was so large that the Life Jacket would not go over it.

Not impressed.


Hahaha let me guess an ORD or EWR crew?

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by ual763
Thu May 17, 2018 9:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA tells FAs to stop Sloppy Grooming
Replies: 131
Views: 14817

Re: UA tells FAs to stop Sloppy Grooming

And Honestly, to me at least, the one thing that’s even worse than unkempt uniforms and bad hygiene/grooming, is seeing FAs smoking their cigarettes at the airport bus stops. I don’t have a problem with them smoking on their own time at home, but when in company uniform, and especially when at the a...

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by ual763
Thu May 17, 2018 9:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA tells FAs to stop Sloppy Grooming
Replies: 131
Views: 14817

Re: UA tells FAs to stop Sloppy Grooming

FINALLY they are addressing this. I stopped flying UA many years ago, and this was one of the things that stuck in my mind (along with their horrible attitudes). Why are grooming levels so poor at US carriers? I don’t see it so much on Delta, but seen it plenty on UA and AA. It has nothing to do wi...

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by ual763
Thu May 17, 2018 9:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA CFO Resigns
Replies: 39
Views: 9271

Re: UA CFO Resigns

Well, considering he came from Allegiant and had a strong desire to turn United into an airline resembling Allegiant, I only see this as a good thing.

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by ual763
Thu May 17, 2018 9:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA tells FAs to stop Sloppy Grooming
Replies: 131
Views: 14817

Re: UA tells FAs to stop Sloppy Grooming

I hope this extends to haircuts too. I’ve seen some wildly strange haircuts over the years. The craziest I can remember was a female FO with black corn rows in the back, and then on top of her head she made a literal layered tower that was dyed blonde. Never quite seen something so absurdly strange ...

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by ual763
Thu May 17, 2018 1:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SAT touts “historic” route announcement - F9 to multiple cities
Replies: 84
Views: 9644

Re: SAT touts “historic” route announcement tomorrow

https://www.bizjournals.com/sanantonio/ ... sa-to.html
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Well, the San Antonio Business Journal is making a big deal out of United adding another daily flight to EWR.

https://www.bizjournals.com/sanantonio/ ... sa-to.html

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by ual763
Wed May 16, 2018 12:17 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DC/VA/MD Aviation Thread - 2018
Replies: 192
Views: 14223

Re: DC/VA/MD Aviation Thread - 2018

Was there any damage tonight at IAD? I know Loudon and Fairfax were under tornado warnings tonight, were there any actual sightings? Nope. Hail missed us luckily. Aside from the initial gust front, winds weren’t too bad either. No tornado in the area that I know of. Though we were under a warning, ...

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by ual763
Tue May 15, 2018 6:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Leaked Sneak Peek: United New Uniforms
Replies: 41
Views: 8312

Re: Leaked Sneak Peak: United New Uniforms

Calm down people. As was already stated by the airline, this is not a final selection of color and/or fits. It is merely a few of the options Tracy Reese sent to United to test. There were more than likely a LOT more that were tested. In a prior pilot uniform update, there were probably no less tha...

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by ual763
Mon May 14, 2018 6:44 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Airlines makes big adjustments in onboard food and beverage
Replies: 142
Views: 23461

Re: United Airlines makes big adjustments in onboard food and beverage

admanager wrote:
DL has now dropped the snack basket for Comfort + (banana, candy bars, chips etc), price of fuel being felt or aligning with UA?


I called it. Watch for American next. This is going to be the new norm across all US Airlines. Just watch. It is absolutely fuel.

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by ual763
Sun May 13, 2018 10:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Leaked Sneak Peek: United New Uniforms
Replies: 41
Views: 8312

Re: Leaked Sneak Peak: United New Uniforms

Calm down people. As was already stated by the airline, this is not a final selection of color and/or fits. It is merely a few of the options Tracy Reese sent to United to test. There were more than likely a LOT more that were tested. In a prior pilot uniform update, there were probably no less than...

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by ual763
Sun May 13, 2018 1:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Koryo speculations
Replies: 57
Views: 5764

Re: Will Air Koryo buy American Planes?

I think that’s still going to be a long ways off. But, I do think it will happen sometime in the next decade. Either Airbus or Boeing. But, the new Russian jets are still much more reasonable to expect in my opinion.

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by ual763
Sat May 12, 2018 4:55 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Allahu Akbar on a TK flight, and a sad end
Replies: 12
Views: 8424

Re: Allahu Akbar on a TK flight, and a sad end

Very strange story.

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by ual763
Sat May 12, 2018 1:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA East Coast network changes
Replies: 90
Views: 13696

Re: Rumor: UA cutting EWR-BDL/BWI/DSM and while expanding domestic service

tphuang wrote:
wonderful, their solution for too much capacity and low yields on EWR-FLL/MCO is to add more capacity.


Are you kidding? Those routes have some of the highest load factors in the entire system. Maybe not as high yielding as EWR-ORD OR EWR-SFO, but “too much capacity”? Hardly

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by ual763
Thu May 10, 2018 12:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA RFQ now ongoing for 767 replacement?
Replies: 214
Views: 28118

Re: UA RFQ now ongoing for 767 replacement?

Keep in mind the 787 pilots get paid a lot more than the 767 pilots (with the exception of the B764). If so, I can see either of the following in the next round of contract negotiations: a.) The company’s pilot costs go through the roof, or b.) They eventually split-up the 787 fleet payscales like t...

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by ual763
Wed May 09, 2018 5:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Chicago Aviation News - 2018
Replies: 583
Views: 53869

Re: Chicago Aviation News - 2018

TSA125 wrote:
Is runway 4R/22L even used anymore? I remember regularly seeing JL 747's and Northwest Cargo 747's, among others, lining up to land on 4R by the minute around 10 years ago.


Yes! They still use it for takeoffs all the time. But never for landing anymore. At least not under any normal ops.

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by ual763
Wed May 09, 2018 4:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airlines with the most women pilots
Replies: 42
Views: 6354

Re: Airlines with the most women pilots

You guys gave me a big laugh right now. Thanks! needed one. These beasts! How dare they wanna fly an airplane. There might be a reason HR wants to do the hiring rather than a bunch of old bloke pilots. Nay? Never cared much about that one up front. Had many a drunk pilot in the nineties. Let women ...

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by ual763
Wed May 09, 2018 4:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airlines with the most women pilots
Replies: 42
Views: 6354

Re: Airlines with the most women pilots

dtw2hyd wrote:
Women are more loyal than men.


No they are not. If the right opportunity pops up, practically anyone will take it, whether they're men or women.

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by ual763
Wed May 09, 2018 4:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airlines with the most women pilots
Replies: 42
Views: 6354

Re: Airlines with the most women pilots

There is some history to United's relatively large share of women pilots. United was successfully sued in the 1980s for discrimination in their pilot hiring practices. Part of the remediation with the EEOC included ratios/quotas and resulted in a significant increase in hiring of female pilots. To ...

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by ual763
Wed May 09, 2018 3:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Airlines makes big adjustments in onboard food and beverage
Replies: 142
Views: 23461

Re: United Airlines makes big adjustments in onboard food and beverage

Just a thought, as nobody has brought it up to my knowledge... Does anyone think that these changes may be linked to the combative catering employees trying to unionize? Surely, that would increase catering costs by quite a lot, resulting in changes like this.

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by ual763
Wed May 09, 2018 1:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Airlines makes big adjustments in onboard food and beverage
Replies: 142
Views: 23461

Re: United Airlines makes big adjustments in onboard food and beverage

I am most certain these changes are the result of managing excessive provisioning/waste due to passenger behavior and preferences. I am happy to keep the Stroopwaffle and lose the Tomato Juice, for example. The Bloody Mary mix will always be there for my morning tomato juice cravings. I don’t think...

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by ual763
Tue May 08, 2018 11:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Airlines makes big adjustments in onboard food and beverage
Replies: 142
Views: 23461

Re: United Airlines makes big adjustments in onboard food and beverage

Personally, I think this is just the beginning. Not just for United, but for all the US3. With fuel prices now going up, be glad we get some cheese and fruit. But honestly, I grew up in the restaurant industry. Cheese was far and away the most expensive ingredient we used on a daily basis. It is not...

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by ual763
Tue May 08, 2018 1:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Airlines makes big adjustments in onboard food and beverage
Replies: 142
Views: 23461

Re: United Airlines makes big adjustments in onboard food and beverage

These “big adjustments” consist of the following: - removing tomato juice and Sprite Zero from beverage options - some cutbacks to first class meals on domestic flights under four hours (i.e. some flights going from hot meal to cold meal <sandwich or salad of some sort>) What is the point if first ...

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by ual763
Tue May 08, 2018 12:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UAL, DAL & AA, who is # 1, 2 & 3 across the Atlantic?
Replies: 49
Views: 7368

Re: UAL, DAL & AA, who is # 1, 2 & 3 across the Atlantic?

Atlantic = 1.) DL
2.) UA
3.) AA
Pacific = 1.) UA
2.) AA
3.) DL

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by ual763
Sat May 05, 2018 2:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA plane supporting in emergency exercise at IAD
Replies: 9
Views: 2798

Re: Heavy United Aircraft Accident At IAD

Do yourself a favor, and make sure you never blame the media for jumping to conclusions. I’m not a fan of the American media in general, but in your haste to break some news you did exactly what they are often responsible for. What was I supposed to do? I drove by, saw a plane sitting at the end of...

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by ual763
Sat May 05, 2018 1:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA plane supporting in emergency exercise at IAD
Replies: 9
Views: 2798

Re: Heavy United Aircraft Accident At IAD

https://twitter.com/settlesteve?lang=en


That would explain it. Haha oops. Guess we chan change the title on this one then, or close it.
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CapitalAvGeek wrote:
Here are some pictures and videos: https://twitter.com/settlesteve?lang=en


That would explain it. Haha oops. Guess we chan change the title on this one then, or close it.

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by ual763
Sat May 05, 2018 1:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA plane supporting in emergency exercise at IAD
Replies: 9
Views: 2798

UA plane supporting in emergency exercise at IAD

Literally must have just happened. But I was driving by the airport, and saw a heavy looking another aircraft off what looked like the departure end of 19L with a sea of emergency vehicles around it. Granted, I was on the arroval end and driving, so I only got a very brief look, but it almost looked...

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by ual763
Sat May 05, 2018 12:33 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA Express FA Appeared 'Drunk or Stoned' on Flight
Replies: 35
Views: 5927

Re: UA Express FA Appeared 'Drunk or Stoned' on Flight

Wow, didn’t know that. Imagine it’d be pretty scary. Almost sounds like what I experienced in the minutes just before feinting. I didn’t cuss her out, but I definitely remember being rude to the cashier.

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by ual763
Fri May 04, 2018 9:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA Express FA Appeared 'Drunk or Stoned' on Flight
Replies: 35
Views: 5927

Re: UA Express FA Appeared 'Drunk or Stoned' on Flight

Update: Williston police arrived and determined that the flight attendant was intoxicated. The case has been turned over to the FBI. http://www.kvrr.com/2018/05/04/police-flight-attendant-williston-flight-drunk/ Please lets try to give some benefit of the doubt. When I read this thread my first tho...

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by ual763
Fri May 04, 2018 9:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 1st Int'l long haul Airline out of MKE?
Replies: 81
Views: 7501

Re: 1st Int'l long haul Airline out of MKE?

That population came over 100 years ago—the two world wars staunched much further immigration from Germany. By and large they don’t speak German and don’t have a lot of connections with the Old Country. The only communities that are preserving their German-language heritage are the Amish, most of w...

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by ual763
Fri May 04, 2018 4:38 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Chicago Aviation News - 2018
Replies: 583
Views: 53869

Re: Chicago Aviation News - 2018

Extremely comprehensive article with some great graphics and photos about the history/evolution of ORD, a must read for everyone interested in O'Hare: http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/ct-ohare-international-airport-development-history-timeline-htmlstory.html Wow! What a great article. Many photog...

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by ual763
Thu May 03, 2018 2:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 1st Int'l long haul Airline out of MKE?
Replies: 81
Views: 7501

Re: 1st Int'l long haul Airline out of MKE?

I can definitely see Condor coming to Milwaukee in the future. Milwaukee is pretty much the most German town in the entire country. Like others have said, the major European airlines probably won’t come to Milwaukee, as ORD is an hour and a half south. However, the European low-costs could d very w...

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by ual763
Thu May 03, 2018 1:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 1st Int'l long haul Airline out of MKE?
Replies: 81
Views: 7501

Re: 1st Int'l long haul Airline out of MKE?

I can definitely see Condor coming to Milwaukee in the future. Milwaukee is pretty much the most German town in the entire country. Like others have said, the major European airlines probably won’t come to Milwaukee, as ORD is an hour and a half south. However, the European low-costs could d very we...

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by ual763
Tue May 01, 2018 12:22 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Chicago Aviation News - 2018
Replies: 583
Views: 53869

Re: Chicago aviation news - 2018

We're still a couple years out from the city planners needing to decide what to do with those lots; if anything, it probably behooves them to wait and see what kind of car-based developments happen in the future and if there is something the airport might need that we haven't thought of yet (constr...

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by ual763
Mon Apr 30, 2018 6:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Chicago Aviation News - 2018
Replies: 583
Views: 53869

Re: Chicago aviation news - 2018

That still doesn't answer the question of what the City plans to do with Lot E and the rental car lots. I can't see them just being vacant areas of asphalt, with fading parking stripes. That said, it seems to me that the City ought to keep E as overflow for when parking becomes a premium. A couple ...

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by ual763
Sat Apr 28, 2018 5:19 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: America's Favorite Airline
Replies: 9
Views: 834

Re: America's Favorite Airline

The article is full of crap. Everyone has their own opinion as to who is the best. They may be scored best on consumer reports, but keep in mind, they aren’t an international airline. Unless, you live in the Pacific Northwest, or are visiting the Northwest, Alaska is practically useless to the major...

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by ual763
Fri Apr 27, 2018 6:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Whats next at IAH?
Replies: 81
Views: 9779

Re: Whats next at IAH?

I’ve noticed that the flagship United Club in IAH no longer has it’s third level. Is that where the new Polaris lounge is going to be located?

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by ual763
Fri Apr 27, 2018 5:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Polaris Promise Never Matched Reality
Replies: 231
Views: 30645

Re: United Polaris Promise Never Matched Reality

I think it’s very modern, yet still almost harkens back to the “golden age” af aviation, if that makes sense. Very nice!

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by ual763
Fri Apr 27, 2018 2:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The Pacific market becoming UA's Achilles heel, esp in comparison with AA and DL?
Replies: 76
Views: 12875

Re: The Pacific market becoming UA's Achilles heel, esp in comparison with AA and DL?

Any thoughts on GUM tourism hurting due to situation in NK? Didn't they specifically say they would hit Guam at one point. Might have hurt tourism some. Granted, people in the region are used to NK being wacky but that was a bit more specific of a threat. I also wonder if GUM helps with gov't contr...

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by ual763
Fri Apr 27, 2018 2:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Weekend Cancun Service from MSY & SAT
Replies: 9
Views: 1183

Re: United Weekend Cancun Service from MSY & SAT

The “sail by” gunfire on the beach the other week was the last straw for me and my family, unfortunately. We’re going to Costa Rica now instead.

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by ual763
Fri Apr 27, 2018 5:10 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Weekend Cancun Service from MSY & SAT
Replies: 9
Views: 1183

Re: United Weekend Cancun Service from MSY & SAT

Wow didn’t realize that. I wonder what affect, if any, the recent crime wave in Cancun will have on bookings this Summer. Obviously the college aged kids will still go, but I know of many families, including mine who used to frequent Cancun, are going elsewhwere in the Caribbean.

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by ual763
Fri Apr 27, 2018 5:05 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United DC-10 International Routes?
Replies: 34
Views: 4378

Re: United DC-10 International Routes?

United used them a lot in continuing services across the pacific via Hawaii. They weren’t used terribly much for non-stop trans-Pacific flights. Honestly, the DC-10s, from what I remember, were used for high-demand domestic routes more than anything. This is because United had predominantly the DC-1...

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