United Orders A350-1000

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  1. HaveMilesWillTravel
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    This might be a little mean-spirited to say, but the first thing I thought about when reading about this is wondering what kind of fees and Mileage Plus "program enhancements" will come in by 2018....how are they going to pay for this?
     
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    I'm wondering how the A350-1000's are supposed to replace their 744's. Looking at the planned specs, it is basically going to be the same size fuselage as the current B773 (same length, but about a foot skinnier). American seats 302 on their new 3-class 773s, while UA's 744's are 374.
     
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    Maybe UA will consider buying some Boeing 747-8s? To me, UA has some tremendous bargaining power with the turbulence with the 787.

    Also, it's not always about the passenger load, it's al$o about cargo.
     
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    Ha, this explains the comment that Seacarl and I heard from the maintenance director at LAX when he said that he didn't think that the A350-900 wouldn't be in United's fleet.
     
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    United's planes will be a in a two-class configuration, which greatly improves seating density and ups capacity.
     
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    Airbus cites a typical 3 class capacity of 350 pax. Throw out Global F, account for a bit of E+ space "waste", and UA might be able to retain the 747 capacity. And then there is always the 10-across "high efficiency" configuration :(

    http://www.airbus.com/aircraftfamilies/passengeraircraft/a350xwbfamily/a350-1000/cabin-layout/
     
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    Is UA dumping Global F on all future planes? I figured the new 788's were 2-class because they were pmCO orders.
     
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    Much speculation suggests yes. No one knows for certain and there is still time to figure it out yet before those planes are actually delivered.
     
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    I am certainly looking forward to these being deployed on ROC-EWR and CLT-CLE, respectively to replace the Q200 and the E-145, respectively. Should make my trips much nicer.:p *

    *For all you reading along at home, this is a joke.*
     
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    Considering it's the Continental Crew ruining running United Airlines, I wouldn't be surprised if they were two-class.

    But any airline should run an analysis on benefits of X number of Business/First seats versus coach seats.
     
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    Are you lost?
     
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    Seat-width on a 10-abreast A350 would be 16.4 inches. That's beyond charter-operator territory (even ThomasCook offers 17" on its slaveship 8-abreast 767s). If UA crams them in at that density, I will avoid the aircraft in whY at all costs.
     
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    No, why do you ask?
     
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    Hmmm... So about the time we quit seeing, "Dreamliner, Dreamliner, Dreamliner" promotions, we'll get to look forward to, "A350, A350, A350" promotions! It's a good thing, as I would think I had boarded the wrong flight if I didn't see Smisek in my face before take-off. :D
     
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    So, will 787-10 and A350 be delivered about the same time?
     
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    Btw, by the time the 772 and 744 replacements come along, the oldest metal they're replacing, respectively, could be 21 and 29 years old. Wowsers.
     
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    New aircraft by Northwest standards.
     
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    Looking forward to seeing the a350 in the states. Go airbus.
     
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    If UA has 3 classes, they will be lie-flat C-class, some kind of premium economy, and Y-

    UA is barely making an effort with Global First. Mainly because the hard product is fairly new.
     

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