Either scope clauses need to change or United will be flying 50 seaters for a long time. They have about 250 50 seaters and 250 70/76 seaters. They can not add any more 70/76 seaters. So if the 50s wear out and are parked they will just need to stop flying them and shrink the RJ fleet. Or negotiate ...Jump to post
UA will not restart SEA-HKG. SEA is just a spoke these days and they would add more flights from a hub. Unless there was a strong tie in with traffic in SEA (ie AS), a huge contract in SEA that demanded HKG service or maybe a metal neutral JV partner from HKG that demanded service I see no way UA wo...Jump to post
SNA is 5701ft long.
At 70K lb you are only getting 50 seaters.
Some quotes from Twitter (from link above) " ‘I'm on this flight that emergency landed. Things were flying. Passengers throwing up. Scariest flight of my life’ " " American Airlines #AA1897 from San Antonio suffered significant damage to its windshields and nose while flying through s...Jump to post
UA has B concourse and WN C. The city is expanding both.
How is the airfield doing with all this traffic? The train is getting pretty full.
United would compete the contract and pick best overall deal, including financing options.
But they had a good relationship with Airbus and P&W and a bad relationship with GE. Tips the scales a bit towards A320Neo with GTFs.
Half the fine is payable now and half is only due if they violate again in the next year.
https://www.transportation.gov/sites/do ... -order.pdf
For major spoke to hub or even hub to hub, it's still incredible to me that the best UA can do is a 145 or 170. Especially when your competitors are running multiple 717s or 737s/319s at the same time on what is basically a spoke to spoke route for them. PreMerger UA parked 100 737s during the down...Jump to post
From the tsb.gc.ca link:
http://www.tsb.gc.ca/ENG/rapports-repor ... gure_1.jpg
The article I saw mentioned it hitting the emergency fuel cutoff.Jump to post
So UA needs some mid-range widebodies. Boeing isn't that interested in selling 787-8s anymore (supposedly it is cheaper to make -9s) and can not or will not make 767-300s. Instead UA is supposed to wait until 2024/2025/2026 to get a sizable number of 797s/MOMs. UA isn't happy and walks over to Airbu...Jump to post
This has NOTHING to do with United and everything to do with the travel agency "Traveler Help Desk". "Back at the airport, Amrich and Prelas were pleading with United to let them buy a new ticket to get back on the plane — it was the last flight of the night. Amrich said the United a...Jump to post
Enilria, thanx very for these threads weekly.Jump to post
I didn't read the article, but I doubt anyone is scouring the planet. HA, DL, etc know exactly which airlines have them.Jump to post
Maybe UA would like to start flying more widebodies from ORD. There are more 767 sized gates than 787/777.Jump to post
Those commercial jets had to be a lot quieter than the F4s that used to fly around there.Jump to post
When they say 39, it sounds like they mean 39 new jetway gates, at the expense of tarmac stands... at least with Concourse B. If they mirror the south Express gates on the north, they could add 16 jetways in the place of 7 (maybe 8) prop gates. Then 3-4 new mainline gates at the west end. You can't...Jump to post
Flight Global ( https://www.flightglobal.com/news/artic ... on-442615/ ) says 12 gates for concourse A, 11 gates for concourse B and 16 gates for concourse C by 2023.Jump to post
Buy now items went live 10/25 - Single window (50K), 2x2 livery panel (80K), Triple passenger seat (250K), Double Passenger seat (275K). The seats are still available at this writing. 10/30 - Bid items go live - Aluminum cutout 11/1 - Tail number cut out - N182UA 11/3 - Airspeed indicator 11/6 - Tai...Jump to post
But back in the day there were myriad engines certified on the 747, different lengths and weights a slightly different diameters. It can't be that hard. The 767 was designed to take the same engines as the 747, which would also help. See http://www.airliners.net/forum/viewtopic.php?t=763879 for som...Jump to post
The CRJ is not exactly selling well lately. They have a backlog of 39 orders, and 14 of those are 8 years old and none of the 39 are from major carriers. Neither of the planes have or will likely ever get FAA certification (esp the ARJ). So no sales to the worlds major carriers. The Chinese can coun...Jump to post
Thanx for the update once again. Interesting to see WN SEA-DEN vary in flights. It is currently 5 both ways, then drops to 4 one way and 5 the other for awhile, then 4-4, then 5-5, then back to 4-4, then 4-3. I just wish they would bring back their late SEA-DEN. There is a late DEN-SEA, so I guess t...Jump to post
From some posts about 5 years ago: There was a 64 min outage in Feb 1999 (one of 4 during that time) - no buses activated. There was a 48 min outage in Nov 2008 - the buses were activated. In 2012 the trains were in "manual" mode for over 2 hours and "nearly 10,000" travelers mis...Jump to post
How high is this plane when as passes....100 feet? The photos make it look like the ball is close but it's not possible to throw something that high. Try to throw a ball over a 10 story building. Betcha can't. I don't think a major leaguer could throw a ball and hit the plane from the water. I don'...Jump to post
APA doesn't want commercial service and IIRC has come to terms with the FAA - by APA keeping the facility not certified for larger planes (fire fighting equipment, TSA setup, etc) and the FAA not pressing to make the upgrades. I personally would love to see APA be like SNA, but honestly I probably w...Jump to post
Won't Airbus eventually need the A338 for tankers and freighters?Jump to post
ual763 wrote:jetmatt777 wrote:
Of note Scott Kirby and Jon Roitman are in town today to announce this, as well as petition the city and mayor to halt the Great Hall project
Just out of curiosity, what is the Great Hall Project?
Boeing owns land at the Huntsville Airport (HSV). It will actually be interesting to see. Seattle is too expensive. Unions may drive this location. Charleston is a good place. But do you really want to move all your eggs from one basket to another? I would guess a green field site in the South might...Jump to post
DEN has plenty of room for more gates. It typically is a lack of money - the airport has been afraid one of its 3 major carriers would fold or leave and the airport would be stuck with too many gates. Now the airport is busy spending its money on a hotel/train (now complete), the Great Hall renovati...Jump to post
Seems the presumed editor has better literacy than numeracy... Or.....2.54 is more impressive than 1..... ;) Although to be fair, the preceeding dimension was metric so the editor was just maintaining uniformity. But they added two significant figures, implying a much higher resolution than the pre...Jump to post
I wouldn't be so sure. UA's been going through a "rough patch" for almost 7 years since the merger was announced, and was a bit of a basket case before then, too. 7 years? Are you kidding? There was the pilot slow taxi events in the very early 90s, IIRC. The ESOP members (everybody but th...Jump to post
The A321neo has a range of about 4600 mi and DEN-HNL is 3400 mi. That being said strong head winds may prevent that equipment from being used. HNL-DEN should be no problem. DEN-HNL could be problematic. I would assume HA wants to see some real world data before committing to a such a route. Is anyb...Jump to post
JetBlue flies a mix of missions withing E2-195 range and TCON missions. Unless they establish a mid-America hub, B6 needs TCON range for equipment rotation/utilization. The E-190s have to stay to the East of the nation as it simply isn't possible to efficiently rotate them into the Western stations...Jump to post
You are supposed to have your choice of a private screening room or doing it out in public. Some feel being "inappropriately touched" by a person in power should only happen in private, others feel that doing it in a small room or in a lobby doesn't make them feel any better and shedding s...Jump to post
Food on a USA flight. Wow. Last time I got a snack was on Continental (before merger). I do wish they had a place to place my iPhone - usually I can wedge it in a seat somewhere - I do have a stand for the tray, but I don't want to look down that much. The clear ziplock in genius - I will try it tom...Jump to post
There is a project planned to move security out of the Great Hall to the 6th level. They picked a winning bidder months ago, but are still negotiating on the detail. Hope to see how this works out. DIA and bid team are closer to reaching deal on massive terminal project, spokesman says: http://www.d...Jump to post
DEN-HSV is 1,048 miles (statute) and blocked as 3hr and 17min for the westbound leg ( only 2h 34min eastbound).
It used to see 2xCR7 before the UA/CO merger and has been mostly single ERJ145 since.
Not sure it is an inappropriate since it is the only non-stop in the market.
Any word on how many they've been able to sell? I'm hoping the 410 NG is REALLY successful and who knows maybe they'll think about dusting off the L610 to fit in the market where there's currently no competition (unless the SU80 is still available) Not certified yet. Doesn't seem to be anything on ...Jump to post
Not even all of United's DC-8s were equipped. IIRC the ex-JAL bird did not have the system. - viewtopic.php?t=754317#p10871547Jump to post