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Jan 25, 20, 10:22 am
Replies: 78
Views: 6,567
Posted By cerealmarketer

I'm guessing there's a lot of star gold...

I'm guessing there's a lot of star gold international economy usage so that location handles that load but the polaris had to come first in existing space to handle the mandate to rollout that...
Jan 25, 20, 10:10 am
Replies: 150
Views: 24,908
Posted By cerealmarketer

I recently had halibut on an LHR flight that was...

I recently had halibut on an LHR flight that was served in the big bowl used for the spicy asian chicken - presentation looked good there - but not sure what the rhyme or reason is to whether it's...
Jan 24, 20, 9:39 am
Replies: 78
Views: 6,567
Posted By cerealmarketer

And managing to run 14 flights a day SFO-EWR with...

And managing to run 14 flights a day SFO-EWR with the lack of terminal amenities

Surprised at how far back AA/DL have dialed back the capacity and frequency on JFK-SFO post UA's departure

I...
Jan 19, 20, 1:40 pm
Replies: 39
Views: 5,434
Posted By cerealmarketer

You'll enjoy this read - the criteria for hard...

You'll enjoy this read - the criteria for hard stand usage at LAX....Delta and partners get preferential treatment (maybe some deal associated with the terminal construction ?)...other factors...
Jan 10, 20, 5:23 pm
Replies: 150
Views: 24,908
Posted By cerealmarketer

Nothing festive about the food today except the...

Nothing festive about the food today except the dessert cart but UA J food was bottom of the pack for a long time post 2001 and not much better than now.

Desserts were worse, mains still in the...
Jan 4, 20, 12:38 pm
Replies: 79
Views: 15,225
Posted By cerealmarketer

DEN had uncompetitive costs - relatively new...

DEN had uncompetitive costs - relatively new facility with lots of capex to pay off. UA in 2014 played hard with them and got concessions on the landing fees.
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Dec 14, 19, 5:34 pm
Replies: 341
Views: 57,363
Posted By cerealmarketer

Ran across this example of the 'entertainment'...

Ran across this example of the 'entertainment' available - forgot about the whole 'westbound / eastbound' thing for in flight entertainment before on demand screens to keep some variety. Imagine...
Dec 13, 19, 11:25 am
Replies: 341
Views: 57,363
Posted By cerealmarketer

AA/UA were cash machines in the late 80s, and...

AA/UA were cash machines in the late 80s, and then again in the late 90s - which didn't help with the cost discipline they needed as Southwest, etc were gaining domestic share heading into 2001 and...
Dec 13, 19, 10:58 am
Replies: 189
Views: 108,200
Posted By cerealmarketer

This has been live for at least a week FYI and I...

This has been live for at least a week FYI and I ticketed Sunday so doesn't appear to be a glitch - when i was looking it required 2 pax on the res to price maybe that changed
Dec 12, 19, 12:53 pm
Replies: 852
Views: 265,083
Posted By cerealmarketer

Preorder is active for some LAX and IAD...

Preorder is active for some LAX and IAD departures - what choices are folks seeing

https://www.united.com/en/US/preordermeals
Dec 11, 19, 4:43 pm
Replies: 341
Views: 57,363
Posted By cerealmarketer

A lot more than National went on with Pan Am ...

A lot more than National went on with Pan Am

https://www.nytimes.com/1982/07/18/business/pan-am-s-summer-of-struggle.html

Fun fact discussed above - Trippe in the 30s lobbied to require...
Dec 10, 19, 2:39 pm
Replies: 104
Views: 31,667
Posted By cerealmarketer

That's changing...TAP now has economy plus extra...

That's changing...TAP now has economy plus extra legroom seating forward of the wing on intra-Europe

Not sure the hubuhb about the review other than the (meaningless to begin with) score seems...
Dec 6, 19, 11:34 am
Replies: 341
Views: 57,363
Posted By cerealmarketer

Yes and people can blame deregulation but the...

Yes and people can blame deregulation but the reality is the airlines had endured a massive oil price spike in late 70s / early 80s, and were looking at all avenues to reduce cost for fear it would...
Dec 6, 19, 11:23 am
Replies: 341
Views: 57,363
Posted By cerealmarketer

Here's a NY Times article from early 1981 ...

Here's a NY Times article from early 1981

https://www.nytimes.com/1981/05/24/travel/how-airline-cabins-are-being-reshaped.html

32 inch pitch was already becoming standard - using...what were...
Dec 3, 19, 10:58 pm
Replies: 341
Views: 57,363
Posted By cerealmarketer

And it went south pretty quickly after...

And it went south pretty quickly after 2001...what was served then is pretty much what we're getting today, with better seats

AirlineMeals.net - Airline catering * the world's largest website...
Dec 3, 19, 7:44 pm
Replies: 8
Views: 720
Posted By cerealmarketer

If they’ve started dupe reservation checking it’s...

If they’ve started dupe reservation checking it’s becoming enough of an issue they’re paying attention.

Don’t be hogs here and ruin it for all of us with Hertz pushing cancellation fees in more...
Dec 3, 19, 5:51 pm
Replies: 9
Views: 2,751
Posted By cerealmarketer

Had one in ORD today as a 1K on a C fare with a...

Had one in ORD today as a 1K on a C fare with a delayed inbound, 45 minutes to connect.

Arrived in B - taken to C.

There was a GS in the car going to an adjacent gate so they just tagged me on.
Dec 2, 19, 7:29 pm
Replies: 76
Views: 17,411
Posted By cerealmarketer

What stats indicate IRROPS are increasingly...

What stats indicate IRROPS are increasingly complex and expensive?

On time and cancellation rates for the majors are better than 10, 20 years ago so fewer disruptions - lower chance of delay means...
Dec 2, 19, 4:14 pm
Replies: 76
Views: 17,411
Posted By cerealmarketer

When he got to the AA agent who lowered the...

When he got to the AA agent who lowered the glasses on her nose and named her my BS meter also went up.

I can see people who got in line at say 11:30 at night staying in line overnight while...
Dec 2, 19, 3:32 pm
Replies: 341
Views: 57,363
Posted By cerealmarketer

At 1:21 in the video above of the PanAm to UA...

At 1:21 in the video above of the PanAm to UA L-1011 you can see 3 seats by the window in economy (which would be a 3-4-3 layout) - and how that small framed woman takes up the entire width

At...
Dec 2, 19, 1:37 pm
Replies: 341
Views: 57,363
Posted By cerealmarketer

And apparently as early as 1981 airlines were...

And apparently as early as 1981 airlines were doing that - this article is a gem. You could print it today, reduce the inches by one or two, change the model names and it's entirely accurate.
...
Dec 2, 19, 9:20 am
Replies: 341
Views: 57,363
Posted By cerealmarketer

Great to see primary source history. Nice...

Great to see primary source history. Nice theatrics to the salad and beef, but you realize how much harder it was to source vegetables back then - sticking to Swanson peas and carrots.

Wine was...
Dec 1, 19, 4:14 pm
Replies: 76
Views: 17,411
Posted By cerealmarketer

There’s not much uniquely UA or USA about chaos...

There’s not much uniquely UA or USA about chaos when flights can’t take off and land

How about this year’s SAS strike
...
Nov 28, 19, 2:29 pm
Replies: 134
Views: 20,882
Posted By cerealmarketer

This may be part of why an agent at SFO insisted...

This may be part of why an agent at SFO insisted on checking my name and saying “I have to ask some questions”

I had used Clear and the gate was up so was confused why.

Then I got 2 receipts...
Nov 28, 19, 10:45 am
Replies: 254
Views: 60,172
Posted By cerealmarketer

The United statement says due to airport...

The United statement says due to airport construction

Looking around the internet SFO is about to expand and massively overhaul that side of the terminal. Centurion lounge will also have some...
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