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by N649DL
Mon Apr 08, 2019 6:18 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What Would Be The Most Useful Additional Runway At JFK/LGA/EWR?
Replies: 30
Views: 4884

Re: What Would Be The Most Useful Additional Runway At JFK/LGA/EWR?

Definitely EWR. I say built one over I-95 and make it a tunnel below it for cars like at LAX. The problem with building another 4/22 runway at EWR is there's no way to get arrivals onto it or departures off it without compromising traffic flow to an existing runway due to traffic conflicts with LGA...

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by N649DL
Sun Apr 07, 2019 1:07 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What Would Be The Most Useful Additional Runway At JFK/LGA/EWR?
Replies: 30
Views: 4884

Re: What Would Be The Most Useful Additional Runway At JFK/LGA/EWR?

Definitely EWR. I say built one over I-95 and make it a tunnel below it for cars like at LAX.

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by N649DL
Sat Apr 06, 2019 9:06 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta and Virgin to launch LGW-JFK and BOS from 2020
Replies: 158
Views: 19137

Re: Delta and Virgin to launch LGW-JFK and BOS from 2020

There's no way DL will restart MIA-London anytime soon. They had an embarrassing fail back in 2010 on MIA-LHR on the 764. Surprisingly, they also dropped EWR and PHL to LHR shortly after launching a few years ago as well. Unfortunately (and I hate to say it) AA / BA is just really hard to compete w...

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by N649DL
Sat Apr 06, 2019 4:53 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA Ends 767-300ER TATL Service From JFK
Replies: 140
Views: 21388

Re: AA Ends 767-300ER TATL Service From JFK

At this point, US airlines flying these tattered 763’s anywhere are a disgrace. No wonder the US-3 are a joke....flying ancient relics with terrible dispatch rates and old grandmamas grumpy F/A’s to Europe! While European and Asian carriers fly new or properly renovated planes, having nice cheerful...

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by N649DL
Sat Apr 06, 2019 4:50 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta and Virgin to launch LGW-JFK and BOS from 2020
Replies: 158
Views: 19137

Re: Delta and Virgin to launch LGW-JFK and BOS from 2020

Is this more or less DL covering for VS on their own metal on BOS-LGW? Not sure why DL would want to go back to LGW anyway? I recall for a short while around 2009-2019 they flew ATL to both LGW and LHR and LGW eventually went away. Delta started their inaugural transatlantic flight from Atlanta to ...

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by N649DL
Fri Apr 05, 2019 9:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA suspends EWR-DEL to 8th of May
Replies: 49
Views: 9215

Re: UA suspends EWR-DEL for two weeks from 4/5

I have always been fascinated with EWR and its flights to India - it has (at least in the recent past) been able to sustain not one, not two, but three daily non-stops to the subcontinent. To the best of my knowledge, even JFK didn't have this many non-stops. That's impressive! As for the rest of t...

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by N649DL
Fri Apr 05, 2019 1:38 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta and Virgin to launch LGW-JFK and BOS from 2020
Replies: 158
Views: 19137

Re: Delta and Virgin to launch LGW-JFK and BOS from 2020

Is this more or less DL covering for VS on their own metal on BOS-LGW?

Not sure why DL would want to go back to LGW anyway? I recall for a short while around 2009-2019 they flew ATL to both LGW and LHR and LGW eventually went away.

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by N649DL
Tue Apr 02, 2019 7:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Airlines "Evolution" to Globe Livery released
Replies: 1762
Views: 348941

Re: United Airlines "Evolution" to Globe Livery coming in April

Simple, do a hybrid approach like what AA/US did. US influence is obviously on the tail and the AA logo got rebranded and used as the centerpiece of all advertising. But that wasn't what you said. You used AT&T as an example of a company that didn't change logo through mergers. Granted, AA stil...

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by N649DL
Tue Apr 02, 2019 5:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Airlines "Evolution" to Globe Livery released
Replies: 1762
Views: 348941

Re: United Airlines "Evolution" to Globe Livery coming in April

**HINT: AT&T never changed their iconic scheme via mergers, UAL did and now they're in an identity crisis. Not when AT&T was the dominant company. But when they were acquired by Cingular, it was originally known as Cingular and used the Cingular logo (but with blue text) before being rename...

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by N649DL
Tue Apr 02, 2019 7:06 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Airlines "Evolution" to Globe Livery released
Replies: 1762
Views: 348941

Re: United Airlines "Evolution" to Globe Livery coming in April

Merger eve some of CO internal systems sported a grey/purple version of the Globe logo not wildly far from some of the stuff surfacing now. I don’t think it ever made public/external but the logo over the gates in IAD is much like it only that is all blue. This (with the lighting over the globe) wo...

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by N649DL
Tue Apr 02, 2019 5:44 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Airlines "Evolution" to Globe Livery released
Replies: 1762
Views: 348941

Re: United Airlines "Evolution" to Globe Livery coming in April

I really just don't like these globes on the mock schemes as there are issues with pixels or alignment of it in general. Even CO had a refreshed branding scheme in print ads that look more advanced back in 2009 over some of these. If so, isn't an "evolution" of the logo, it's an alignment....

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by N649DL
Mon Apr 01, 2019 6:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA Ends 767-300ER TATL Service From JFK
Replies: 140
Views: 21388

Re: AA Ends 767-300ER TATL Service From JFK

I'm all for this as JFK is a hyper-competitive market and the new interiors on the 777 are gorgeous. Keep the 763s on PHL TATL markets like PRG and out of MIA to LatAm where they can take a beating before retirement. The 777 interiors were nicely redone, are crisp and consistently look clean. Ameri...

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by N649DL
Mon Apr 01, 2019 1:13 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA Ends 767-300ER TATL Service From JFK
Replies: 140
Views: 21388

Re: AA Ends 767-300ER TATL Service From JFK

I'm all for this as JFK is a hyper-competitive market and the new interiors on the 777 are gorgeous. Keep the 763s on PHL TATL markets like PRG and out of MIA to LatAm where they can take a beating before retirement.

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by N649DL
Fri Mar 29, 2019 4:23 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WOW Ceases Operations
Replies: 964
Views: 153891

Re: WOW Ceases Operations

Think UA might want the 321 to reopen JFK?

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by N649DL
Fri Mar 29, 2019 4:08 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Which US Airline Merger Was Better Executed?
Replies: 20
Views: 2145

Re: Which US Airline Merger Was Better Executed?

HP/US was a mess. There was the complete computer meltdown in '07 and then the years of labor issues between the two pilot groups. If you're going to go back in time, TW/AA was pretty smooth. Its fair to say operationally AA/US has been pretty smooth. The issue there is that AA now looks and feels ...

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by N649DL
Fri Mar 29, 2019 2:46 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Which US Airline Merger Was Better Executed?
Replies: 20
Views: 2145

Re: Which US Airline Merger Was Better Executed?

HP/US. HP/US was a mess. There was the complete computer meltdown in '07 and then the years of labor issues between the two pilot groups. If you're going to go back in time, TW/AA was pretty smooth. Its fair to say operationally AA/US has been pretty smooth. The issue there is that AA now looks and...

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by N649DL
Thu Mar 28, 2019 11:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why Has Boeing Been So Reluctant To Build A New Narrowbody?
Replies: 127
Views: 16696

Re: Why Has Boeing Been So Reluctant To Build A New Narrowbody?

Factors include closing the 757 line in 2005, various and costly delays for the 787 launch, and just being short sighted in general thinking the MAX would be "good enough." WIth 5000+ orders on the books for MAXs, it appears Boeing was right. It is "good enough." Doesn't matter ...

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by N649DL
Thu Mar 28, 2019 11:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Pan Am 747 Cabin Era Articles- Introduction of Concept
Replies: 42
Views: 7026

Re: Pan Am 747 Cabin Era Articles- Introduction of Concept

I'm most curious in an article on the final era of the Pan Am 747: 1987 to 1991. I find it interesting because most of these 747s received a complete in and out cabin refurbishment during this time. All the Y seats were the same blue pattern (among the first of all major carriers besides maybe Unite...

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by N649DL
Thu Mar 28, 2019 9:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why Has Boeing Been So Reluctant To Build A New Narrowbody?
Replies: 127
Views: 16696

Re: Why Has Boeing Been So Reluctant To Build A New Narrowbody?

Factors include closing the 757 line in 2005, various and costly delays for the 787 launch, and just being short sighted in general thinking the MAX would be "good enough." Other US carriers didn't start complaining about proper 757 replacements until recently, however after the MAX was la...

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by N649DL
Thu Mar 28, 2019 5:18 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 9-11 shutdown
Replies: 32
Views: 7473

Re: 9-11 shutdown

My Dad was on the ground at EWR in F on a CO flight to DTW on a 737 and watched the towers burn real-time from the first class galley door. They eventually pulled the plane back to the terminal and closed down the airport. What's more interesting to me is how there were other planes involved after t...

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by N649DL
Thu Mar 28, 2019 3:06 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: 30+ Year Old Aircraft in Scheduled Passenger Service
Replies: 43
Views: 3803

Re: 30+ Year Old Aircraft in Scheduled Passenger Service

To add, UA has a few PS 757s still in operation that were built in 1989

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by N649DL
Wed Mar 27, 2019 7:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL rebrand in the works ? (Going more purple?)
Replies: 43
Views: 11692

Re: DL rebrand in the works ? (Going more purple?)

I'm not sure if they're doing a full on rebranding or if it's just a tweaking of the soft product pallet. For instance, the gate areas are now all white with the red widget for the most part. And of course they put the "DELTA" livery on the bottom of new planes now but it's not consistent ...

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by N649DL
Tue Mar 26, 2019 5:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: (Video) United’s rapid luxury transformation
Replies: 51
Views: 10790

Re: (Video) United’s rapid luxury transformation

They were a bit slow at the start but UA picked up quite a lot of speed retrofitting aircraft this winter. There are currently 6 aircraft getting the Polaris mod in XMN and HKG and 57 additional aircraft already have Polaris. All indications are they should be done by the end of 2020...four years t...

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by N649DL
Tue Mar 26, 2019 6:21 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: B737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q1 2019
Replies: 6472
Views: 709565

Re: B737MAX Grounded Worldwide

A few thoughts on this after the weekend: As a friend put it this past weekend (hates Trump) says it’s the best thing he’s done as POTUS and didn’t even know about it until I told him. These are 3rd world airlines operating this airplane with an apparent software problem. Thus, the skill-set isn’t t...

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by N649DL
Tue Mar 26, 2019 3:39 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: (Video) United’s rapid luxury transformation
Replies: 51
Views: 10790

Re: (Video) United’s rapid luxury transformation

Polaris Lounges are probably the best airport clubs in the US (domestic carriers) but the hard product installation is very, very slow. The issue is installing direct isle access seating and retiring the sCO J seat. They were a bit slow at the start but UA picked up quite a lot of speed retrofittin...

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by N649DL
Mon Mar 25, 2019 7:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: (Video) United’s rapid luxury transformation
Replies: 51
Views: 10790

Re: (Video) United’s rapid luxury transformation

Polaris Lounges are probably the best airport clubs in the US (domestic carriers) but the hard product installation is very, very slow. The issue is installing direct isle access seating and retiring the sCO J seat.

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by N649DL
Thu Mar 21, 2019 6:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Northwest Airlines KMSP hub 747-400 destinations
Replies: 32
Views: 5093

Re: Northwest Airlines KMSP hub 747-400 destinations

Not sure if this helps, but when NW first got their B744's they used them on MSP-PHX flights. I guess for crew familiarization flights, but PHX was first destination out of MSP That and catering to the massive amount of MN "Snowbillies" commuting between MSP and PHX. Although I think the ...

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by N649DL
Thu Mar 21, 2019 6:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Potential UAL strategy at IAD?
Replies: 88
Views: 8642

Re: Potential UAL strategy at IAD?

No, remember MIA-EZE was axed and moved to IAD when the focus city closed. It's simply because UA moved IAD-EZE to EWR and then dropped it after a bit and recently brought it back. What was the problem with it at IAD? It's like an unwanted moved after the merged carrier wanted to showcase it out of...

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by N649DL
Thu Mar 21, 2019 4:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Potential UAL strategy at IAD?
Replies: 88
Views: 8642

Re: Potential UAL strategy at IAD?

I see as just fine but there are many other routes operated by PMUA that were mysteriously cut like moving IAD-EZE to EWR and cutting "Capitol to Capitol" routes like IAD-ACC and IAD-DME. What's so mysterious about it? IAD-EZE only existed because UA moved JFK-EZE after pulling down the N...

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by N649DL
Thu Mar 21, 2019 6:20 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Potential UAL strategy at IAD?
Replies: 88
Views: 8642

Re: Potential UAL strategy at IAD?

“Capital-to-capital,” more meaningless word play ... but it stuck, so can’t fault it for that! My point is from day one of the merger, Smisek and his CO cronies were looking to make IAD a fault of the overall network and inferior to EWR. Guess what happened? Smisek got red-handed in a corruption sc...

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by N649DL
Thu Mar 21, 2019 5:46 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Potential UAL strategy at IAD?
Replies: 88
Views: 8642

Re: Potential UAL strategy at IAD?

PHL and CLT took priority as well as PHX to a lesser extent. Well you lost me there ... at least with PHL and PHX. Is it that hard to realize? PHL has taken a lot of JFK capacity on TATL flights and added some like PRG for instance. Ever think US would ever do that out of PHL or AA out of JFK? Forg...

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by N649DL
Thu Mar 21, 2019 5:42 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Potential UAL strategy at IAD?
Replies: 88
Views: 8642

Re: Potential UAL strategy at IAD?

All of these routes have been tried and failed. EWR-SJC also didn't work out. I can't help but wonder about IAD-SNA, though. Then again, that route is probably the same pie in the sky optimism I have for UA to add ORD-BUR... They were axed as part of merger for cost cutting reasons. We don't really...

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by N649DL
Thu Mar 21, 2019 5:32 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Potential UAL strategy at IAD?
Replies: 88
Views: 8642

Re: Potential UAL strategy at IAD?

I want to know what happened— UA seemed about a year ago to want to retrench on east coast— more connecting in IAD, more O/D in EWR. They put two mainlines a day at my home airport CLE to IAD shortly thereafter. Those mainilines didn’t last long at all and in fact in the winter UA flies 2 of 4 50 s...

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by N649DL
Thu Mar 21, 2019 3:14 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Potential UAL strategy at IAD?
Replies: 88
Views: 8642

Re: Potential UAL strategy at IAD?

As for longer mainline routes from IAD, some will eventually come, but it'll take more time. I think IAD-SJC/SLC and a seasonal IAD-ABQ would work, but we'd have to see if UA actually launches these routes ever. All of these routes have been tried and failed. EWR-SJC also didn't work out. I can't h...

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by N649DL
Thu Mar 21, 2019 2:24 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Potential UAL strategy at IAD?
Replies: 88
Views: 8642

Re: Potential UAL strategy at IAD?

IAD seems to be in some ways a reliever hub for EWR, as well as an operation focused on the substantial enough O&D the region around IAD generates, being an economic engine. UA has shifted some regional flying out of EWR and into IAD, moving 50 seat planes there. The role of IAD in the route ne...

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by N649DL
Tue Mar 19, 2019 6:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Any Original Pan Am or Eastern Pilots Still Flying?
Replies: 51
Views: 8061

Re: Any Original Pan Am or Eastern Pilots Still Flying?

3 years ago when I lived in Denver, I was randomly at a brewery in Denver and a UAL pilot came up to my Dad (ironically, wearing a MAGA hat as a joke at the time) who started talking to us and said he was in DEN for training on the 777. He was really friendly and we talked for an hour about the indu...

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by N649DL
Tue Mar 19, 2019 5:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Airlines "Evolution" to Globe Livery released
Replies: 1762
Views: 348941

Re: United Airlines "Evolution" to Globe Livery coming in April

lostsound wrote:
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United DBA Pepsi? Lol, J/K.

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by N649DL
Tue Mar 19, 2019 4:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: B737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q1 2019
Replies: 6472
Views: 709565

Re: B737MAX Grounded Worldwide

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vqjyNbQgYNg
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This video is pretty interesting. It shows how pilots talked through internal databases about autopilot nose sync and said the ops manual provided by Boeing is "Criminally Insufficient." https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vqjyNbQgYNg

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by N649DL
Sun Mar 17, 2019 8:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Airlines "Evolution" to Globe Livery released
Replies: 1762
Views: 348941

Re: United Airlines "Evolution" to Globe Livery coming in April

1: I have no clue what “ombre” effect means? Can someone help explain, please? 2: The globe in a box (the only true execution of the globe I really, seriously dislike) it just feels SO constrained in that square. (To me anyway) 3: “USS Enterprise view screen” effect is best IMHO. As if the Earth is...

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by N649DL
Sun Mar 17, 2019 12:11 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Airlines "Evolution" to Globe Livery released
Replies: 1762
Views: 348941

Re: United Airlines "Evolution" to Globe Livery coming in April

1: I have no clue what “ombre” effect means? Can someone help explain, please? 2: The globe in a box (the only true execution of the globe I really, seriously dislike) it just feels SO constrained in that square. (To me anyway) 3: “USS Enterprise view screen” effect is best IMHO. As if the Earth is...

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by N649DL
Sun Mar 17, 2019 12:07 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Jersey Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 42
Views: 3136

Re: New Jersey Aviation Thread - 2019

I'm under the impression UA is getting more gates. But why would it be a shame if UA doesn't get more gate. Don't you want more competition at EWR? While I am in favor of more competition at EWR, I can understand WN and NK not adding any nonstop routes out of EWR that are likely to be unprofitable ...

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by N649DL
Sat Mar 16, 2019 9:01 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Why doesn't UA fly EWR-GIG?
Replies: 33
Views: 3980

Re: Why doesn't UA fly EWR-GIG?

It's been tried I believe by CO and it failed on a DC-10, but I can't fully recall. I believe it's because of getting the correct flying rights once again to perform the route. Brazil is a tough market in general and I think it's largely dominated by AA domestically. Be glad UA serves GRU from ORD/...

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by N649DL
Sat Mar 16, 2019 5:06 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Why doesn't UA fly EWR-GIG?
Replies: 33
Views: 3980

Re: Why doesn't UA fly EWR-GIG?

It's been tried I believe by CO and it failed on a DC-10, but I can't fully recall. I believe it's because of getting the correct flying rights once again to perform the route. Brazil is a tough market in general and I think it's largely dominated by AA domestically. Be glad UA serves GRU from ORD/I...

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by N649DL
Fri Mar 15, 2019 8:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Airlines "Evolution" to Globe Livery released
Replies: 1762
Views: 348941

Re: United Airlines "Evolution" to Globe Livery coming in April

Aside: I find it interesting that such a nice new big United Club is at DFW, (AA territory) yet there are none at other major competition’s hubs (Eg; Miami). From an image standpoint, just having a UC in an enemy territory is a strong statement! SEA, ATL, BOS and LGA in a few months all have remode...

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by N649DL
Fri Mar 15, 2019 6:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Airlines "Evolution" to Globe Livery released
Replies: 1762
Views: 348941

Re: United Airlines "Evolution" to Globe Livery coming in April

One of my favorite all time color schemes was TranStar. It was solid purple but looked teal blue in certain lighting. They always looked great so it's either purple holds up better or they went out of business too soon. Here it is... https://www.airliners.net/photo/TranStar-Airlines/McDonnell-Dougl...

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by N649DL
Fri Mar 15, 2019 8:32 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: B737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q1 2019
Replies: 6472
Views: 709565

Re: B737MAX Grounded Worldwide

I hope not, but on the other hand we should de-stigmatize a "cautionary grounding". In this regard Boeing should have behaved much more maturely, and immediately propose themselves a grounding of the MAX variant. Thing is, at the end of the day, the MAX was going to end up grounded anyway...

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by N649DL
Fri Mar 15, 2019 12:06 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Airlines "Evolution" to Globe Livery released
Replies: 1762
Views: 348941

Re: United Airlines "Evolution" to Globe Livery coming in April

Any chance of a full on blue livery that covers the entire aircraft and fully ditch the Euro White colors (EG: "Battleship Gray 90s scheme") or would that be way too expensive to maintain? I'd say close to zero. UA has done dark colours already and it looks shabby after a few years. One o...

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by N649DL
Fri Mar 15, 2019 12:04 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Will MAX grounding delay AA MD-80 retirements AGAIN?
Replies: 114
Views: 16393

Re: Will MAX grounding delay AA MD-80 retirements AGAIN?

Considering the MAX was slate to operate MIA-BSB I would say it's more related to keeping the 752s (L-AA / L-US) around longer. If the ban continues past a few months, perhaps maybe pulling a few 757s or 763s out of the desert. Those 757s and 763s in the desert are probably not even owned by the ai...

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by N649DL
Thu Mar 14, 2019 7:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Will MAX grounding delay AA MD-80 retirements AGAIN?
Replies: 114
Views: 16393

Re: Will MAX grounding delay AA MD-80 retirements AGAIN?

Considering the MAX was slate to operate MIA-BSB I would say it's more related to keeping the 752s (L-AA / L-US) around longer. If the ban continues past a few months, perhaps maybe pulling a few 757s or 763s out of the desert.

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by N649DL
Wed Mar 13, 2019 6:57 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: United HQ Lease Extension
Replies: 37
Views: 5958

Re: United HQ Lease Extension

Also, when UA originally moved to Willis Tower several offices from different locations were consolidated into the one location. If there was any fire at a UA office before everything was consolidated, it would not have affected as many different departments as it could now. I can't seem to find an...

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