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Mar 9, 18, 5:59 pm
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Views: 1,738
Posted By doobierw

Unless you fly international a lot.....I'd choose...

Unless you fly international a lot.....I'd choose the 777. You can fly a Bus or a 737 pretty much anytime/anywhere, but a ride in a 777 is a pretty unique, and for most, rare event. (Besides, I'm a...
Jan 16, 18, 10:14 pm
Replies: 26
Views: 9,898
Posted By doobierw

The odds of you having a 777-300 out of IAH are...

The odds of you having a 777-300 out of IAH are slim to none. All frames are essentially flying out of SFO, with the exception of the two flights out of EWR (TLV and NRT). An equipment sub here and...
Jan 16, 18, 12:51 pm
Replies: 38
Views: 4,157
Posted By doobierw

22 years ago? Another airline? Read what I wrote:...

22 years ago? Another airline? Read what I wrote: At United, in the year 2018, we cannot get our weight and balance numbers for takeoff until the lavs and water have been logged as serviced. There is...
Jan 16, 18, 11:30 am
Replies: 38
Views: 4,157
Posted By doobierw

I'm not inclined to believe the toilets were...

I'm not inclined to believe the toilets were necessarily full. Lavs are serviced prior to each departure. Our final weights won't arrive until lav and water service has been completed. Additionally,...
Dec 28, 17, 9:05 am
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Views: 220,848
Posted By doobierw

773s are running several charters for NCAA bowl...

773s are running several charters for NCAA bowl games this week. U of Oklahoma (and band) had two aircraft chartered OKC to LAX. UCLA had one to/from LAX-PHX, and Penn State has a couple of charters...
Dec 28, 17, 8:56 am
Replies: 266
Views: 90,476
Posted By doobierw

No. FAA requirements for flight attendant...

No. FAA requirements for flight attendant staffing are in blocks of 50. Anytime you go from 50 to 51, 200 to 201, etc you gen the requirement to add another F/A. Min staffing for this a/c would be...
Dec 15, 17, 10:33 am
Replies: 53
Views: 4,801
Posted By doobierw

Never heard of this program. Did a search on our...

Never heard of this program. Did a search on our employee site and there is no mention of this program. At this point, I would be led to believe it was a GA making a feel good excuse to hold a flight...
Dec 15, 17, 10:18 am
Replies: 27
Views: 3,078
Posted By doobierw

Running several 777s between SFO and LAS that...

Running several 777s between SFO and LAS that week as well. You gurus with the flight sked screens can pull up a few days of equipment (Jan 11, 12, etc.).

DRW :cool:
Nov 15, 17, 6:15 pm
Replies: 13
Views: 996
Posted By doobierw

I am looking in our res section and all the...

I am looking in our res section and all the EWR-GRU flights for that week are blocked at 10+00 even (depart EWR 2140, which is 0040 in GRU...land in GRU at 1040. 0040>1040= Ten hours even).
For the...
Nov 15, 17, 6:02 pm
Replies: 36
Views: 5,596
Posted By doobierw

New policy was announced internally nearly a...

New policy was announced internally nearly a month ago: "Effective Oct. 19, customers will need to create or change their revenue tickets and MileagePlus award bookings at least 30 minutes ahead of...
Oct 17, 16, 9:39 am
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Posted By doobierw

You can track production progress here: ...

You can track production progress here:

https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1xPZP2NmigprVBd5dklYcFOGraAn4C8Z4W0z2TPD-eD0/htmlview?pli=1#

Click on "Boeing 777 Production List" and toggle down...
Sep 15, 16, 2:37 pm
Replies: 20
Views: 3,225
Posted By doobierw

For October: SFO-IAD 3-class twice a day,...

For October: SFO-IAD 3-class twice a day, SFO-BOS 2-class once a day, SFO-EWR back to all 757, SFO-ORD 2-class twice a day, SFO-DEN 2-class once a day.

The SJU service will be a 2-class bird, so...
Sep 15, 16, 1:37 pm
Replies: 20
Views: 3,225
Posted By doobierw

Not sure if this has been mentioned in other...

Not sure if this has been mentioned in other threads, but you will also start seeing these aircraft flying: SFO-BOS, SFO-DEN, LAX-DEN, and DEN-ORD beginning in October.

Us pilot types are...
Apr 1, 16, 9:33 am
Replies: 13
Views: 1,512
Posted By doobierw

This is incorrect. Our out/in times...

This is incorrect. Our out/in times (departed/arrived) are generated onboard the aircraft and are automatically/immediately uplinked into the flight info system when the trigger event occurs.

Our...
Mar 31, 16, 10:07 am
Replies: 51
Views: 6,654
Posted By doobierw

First off, sorry to hear this happened to you. ...

First off, sorry to hear this happened to you. It's happened to me as well and it's never fun.

Having said that..... The gate agents are under HUGE pressure to get the flights off the gate at...
Mar 31, 16, 9:27 am
Replies: 44
Views: 6,624
Posted By doobierw

From a pilot's perspective..... I looked up...

From a pilot's perspective.....

I looked up our loads on the DEN and SFO flights this morning and they aren't holding any seats from inventory, which to me indicates there are no performance...
Mar 31, 16, 8:50 am
Replies: 556
Views: 107,337
Posted By doobierw

There was an article in our employee news the...

There was an article in our employee news the other night about moving a 764 onto EWR-SJU in order to provide temperature controlled cargo services for a client. I believe it had to do with shipping...
Feb 13, 16, 8:53 am
Replies: 6
Views: 1,352
Posted By doobierw

Us pilot types are currently bidding on our March...

Us pilot types are currently bidding on our March schedules. Once that process begins, that months schedule is rapidly turning into hardening concrete. With very rare exceptions, equipment types...
Feb 13, 16, 8:43 am
Replies: 18
Views: 4,528
Posted By doobierw

Actually, the 'Standby' list that you guys see...

Actually, the 'Standby' list that you guys see contains both revenue AND non-revenue pax. No way for you to tell the difference, with the exception that revenue standby will always be above the...
Feb 12, 16, 7:56 pm
Replies: 17
Views: 2,786
Posted By doobierw

Well.....a few thoughts on this. First of all,...

Well.....a few thoughts on this. First of all, you weren't kicked off the plane. You were deplaned because they didn't have the required crew, and there are all sorts of time issues and FAA deals...
Feb 12, 16, 7:29 pm
Replies: 24
Views: 6,109
Posted By doobierw

These cups are special sized cups which are...

These cups are special sized cups which are indeed intended for flight deck use. The plastic lids which are boarded fit these cups.....but not the ones that the pax use. In the old days (a few...
Feb 6, 16, 7:32 pm
Replies: 20
Views: 2,530
Posted By doobierw

UAL pilot's contract restricts the amount of...

UAL pilot's contract restricts the amount of hub-to-hub RJ flying. It is the exception....not the norm. :cool:
Dec 3, 15, 8:11 pm
Replies: 33
Views: 6,169
Posted By doobierw

This is 100% accurate. ^ FWIW, pilots are...

This is 100% accurate. ^
FWIW, pilots are integrated throughout fleets and bases with the exception of 744 (sUA) and 787 (sCO). With the delivery of the 25th 787 this week, the last bid fence will...
Nov 7, 15, 7:51 pm
Replies: 302
Views: 43,688
Posted By doobierw

777 will indeed stay on LAX-LHR for the...

777 will indeed stay on LAX-LHR for the forseeable future. The 787 frame(s) that were slated to begin that route will be used now be used on the recently announced SFO-TLV.
Sep 28, 15, 7:24 am
Replies: 49
Views: 6,908
Posted By doobierw

I was the one driving your bus last night. ...

I was the one driving your bus last night. Apologies for our late departure and arrival.
When there are maintenance items being performed on an aircraft the folks in the United Club, gate agents,...
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