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United looks to used-aircraft market to control spending

Old Feb 17, 15, 11:49 pm
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United looks to used-aircraft market to control spending

I saw this: "(UA) Management states that 50% of capacity growth will come from the installation of slim line seats on 450 aircraft by the end of 2015. Another 40% growth will come from the addition of 11 mainline aircraft, and the remaining 10% will come from upgauging, or increasing the number of seats on regional aircraft, as the company plans to replace 90 50-seaters with 53 E1735s."

http://finance.yahoo.com/news/united...160657631.html

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Old Feb 18, 15, 8:17 am
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Used aircraft?

http://finance.yahoo.com/news/united...160657631.html

"To keep capital expenditures lower, United is exploring the used-aircraft market. It may also extend the useful life of some of its existing aircraft."

I hear Avianca has some 737 classics on the cheap.

BTW - zero revenue tickets on United this year and no plans to give them any $. But what's a loss of few insignificant pennies to an airline like United.

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Old Feb 18, 15, 8:27 am
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I could've sworn I read somewhere they bought a couple of used 737s last year - from Copa or Avianca, or some carrier in Central/South America.
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Old Feb 18, 15, 8:30 am
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Why was this merged here? How is a discussion of "used aircraft" and "extending service life of existing aircraft" - which is a safety issue above all, related to "slimline seats"?

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Old Feb 18, 15, 9:57 am
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Used aircraft are now a safety issue? Source?

Your post about acquiring more aircraft was merged into a thread about UA growing capacity via multiple means... makes sense.
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Old Feb 18, 15, 10:41 am
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Originally Posted by weirdlyndon View Post
I could've sworn I read somewhere they bought a couple of used 737s last year - from Copa or Avianca, or some carrier in Central/South America.
The 2 73Gs entering the fleet are coming from COPA.
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Old Feb 18, 15, 10:53 am
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Arkia has 2 753's, probably the lowest CASM aircraft in United's fleet.
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