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    What Airlines' New Spending Means for Fliers

    Dang! I knew that United was upgrading interiors this year; saw the date at the top of the page ... missed the publish date. DOH! Good catch, scuba.
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    Should UAL do the unthinkable with their "premium" seats?

    I think that there are a few posts that contain information rather than try to fix issues that are out of our realm. I just think that you're trying to attack the RASM/CASM problem in a manner that will have unintended consequences. Cutbacks in high end seating to put a few more rows on board...
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    Should UAL do the unthinkable with their "premium" seats?

    Ualdriver, do you want to know the reason why United's RASM is as low as it is? It's not because of seats on aircraft; it's because United dumps a lot of inventory on priceline and other discounters. This has been pointed out by competitors many times in the last few years. While I have a...
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    Should UAL do the unthinkable with their "premium" seats?

    We're in total agreement on E+ being absolutely necessary on Ted; I hadn't considered the equip subs. That's another excellent point. Where the likes of JetBlue falls flat on it's face for corporate travel are in two areas, frequency and destinations. JetBlue's frequency to destinations is...
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    Should UAL do the unthinkable with their "premium" seats?

    JetBlue has a different client base than United. E+ is a selling point for United's corporate customers. I don't think that you'll find very many companies have corporate accounts with JetBlue due to their (lack of) route structure. E+ should not be aimed at leisure markets. There is not...
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    Should UAL do the unthinkable with their "premium" seats?

    :D No, but my wife (Puerto Rican) sometimes gets that Lorena Bobbitt glaze in her eyes when she sees me looking at a blonde for too long. I've got to be careful with those new Jenny McCarthy Weight Watcher commercials - if one of those comes on while my wife and I are eating dinner, I could...
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    Should UAL do the unthinkable with their "premium" seats?

    American was being sued by OSHA due to the lack of legroom. They preemptively rolled out MRTC. MRTC was a failure because it was a shotgun approach. I can tell you that most of us frequent flyers get ticked off when we aren't able to get a seat in E+. Now, a little secret about frequent flyers...
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    Should UAL do the unthinkable with their "premium" seats?

    How much do you fly? As a 1K, I'm looking for nonstops to my final destination; I don't feel like transferring through hubs in order to get to where I've got to go. UA's DCA flights take you to ORD or DEN and then feed you to the final destination. The ORD service is hourly, but the DEN...
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    Should UAL do the unthinkable with their "premium" seats?

    A cap of $337 one way on the tickets that I buy would be a savings to the government. Most of my tickets are more expensive than that. Again, govt Y is less expensive than full Y, but it's still not cheap.
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    Should UAL do the unthinkable with their "premium" seats?

    ualdriver, F and E+ seating are what attracts the frequent flyers. As a 1K, I can tell you that I steer my business and personal flying toward United. If United were to significantly reduce E+ and F, I'd be aiming my business travel toward American, as they fly out of Reagan (closer to my...
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    Pilots: Age 60 Rule vs. Age 65

    Jim, looks like age 60 will be gone soon. The Senate attached the text of S 65 into S 1300, FAA Authorization Bill. Section 706. Age 60 is very likely gone within the next year.
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    Rumor: Police called to a biz education training

    Oh man, I had pictured a couple of beautiful lithe, young female FAs in bikinis wrestling in a ring full of chocolate pudding. ... and then I remembered that we were talking UA FAs. My chubby instantly turned into in 'innie.' :D
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    What Airlines' New Spending Means for Fliers

    Sweet! The operational efficiencies that will be gained will more than offset the costs.
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    What Airlines' New Spending Means for Fliers

    I PRAY that they flush all unimatic/skynet/old computer programming and get the IT infrastructure into the 21st century. Not a cheap conversion, but would pay big dividends down the road. I'm glad to hear that they're heading down that path.
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    What Airlines' New Spending Means for Fliers

    Hmmm. UA is upgrading their aircraft interiors starting this fall. No mention of that in the article. http://query.nytimes.com/gst/fullpage.html...752C1A961958260