Until now, the carrier’s 787 pilot base has been at its hub at Houston Bush Intercontinental. The establishment of a 787 pilot base at LAX comes as United increasingly looks to deploy its Dreamliners on Asian routes from the West Coast. ARCHIVES: First Dreamliner passengers sing new jet’s praises (October 2011) “Our 2014 international schedule has the 787 flying many routes to Asia,” Howard Attarian, United’s senior vice-president of flight operations, is quoted by FlightGlobal as saying in a September letter to United’s flight operations group. “In August, we told you that we believe this amount of flying warrants a west coast 787 base to reliably support our network. We have decided that LAX is the right location for this 787 base.” United’s trans-Pacific Dreamliner routes from the West Coast include flights from LAX to Shanghai and Tokyo Narita and soon-to-launch 787 routes between Seattle and Tokyo, San Francisco and Osaka and San Francisco and Chengdu, China . Also in western United States, United offers a trans-Pacific flight to Tokyo out of its Denver hub. A United Airlines Boeing 787 takes off for Chicago from Houston Intercontinental Airport on Nov. 4, 2012, with more than 200 customers on board. This was the inaugural commercial flight for the United Airlines aircraft. Eric Kayne, Houston Chronicle, via AP Even at 5:54 a.m., there was a festive air at the departure gate for United’s inaugural 787 flight. Scott Shatzer for USA TODAY United spokesman Rahsaan Johnson speaks to a group of journalists traveling on United’s inaugural 787 flight. Courtesy of Chris Sloan, Airchive.com United CEO Jeff Smisek, back row center, stands with crew members before the first flight of the airline’s Boeing 787 aircraft. Eric Kayne, Houston Chronicle, via AP Passengers have a little fun before boarding the first Dreamliner to fly paying customers within the United States. Courtesy of Chris Sloan, Airchive.com The chances of getting an upgrade weren’t good for United’s inaugural 787 flight. Courtesy of Chris Sloan, Airchive.com Customers on United’s inaugural 787 flight were treated to snacks before the flight, including special Dreamliner cookies. Courtesy of Chris Sloan, Airchive.com For the first time, a departure board shows United preparing to board paying customers on a 787 flight. Courtesy of Chris Sloan, Airchive.com Thomas Moore, a customer on United’s 787 inaugural flight, also has flown on the world’s first passenger flights of the 747 and the Airbus A380 as evidenced by this self-made plaque. Courtesy of Chris Sloan, Airchive.com United’s Dreamliner at the gate. Scott Shatzer for USA TODAY And the boarding for the Dreamliner flight begins … Scott Shatzer for USA TODAY A United gate agent takes a boarding pass from one of the first customers to board the Dreamliner. Scott Shatzer for USA TODAY The crew for United’s inaugural Dreamliner flight poses for a photo before departing Houston. Courtesy of Chris Sloan, Airchive.com Capt. Cliff Pittman speaks to the media in Houston before the flight to Chicago. Courtesy of Chris Sloan, Airchive.com A United Airlines Boeing 787 is prepared for take-off. Eric Kayne, Houston Chronicle, via AP Media begin filtering into the economy section ahead of United’s inaugural 787 flight. Courtesy of Chris Sloan, Airchive.com A United Airlines Boeing 787 takes off from Houston Intercontinental Airport. Eric Kayne, Houston Chronicle, via AP A view out the window during United’s first “revenue” Dreamliner flight. Scott Shatzer, for USA TODAY Departure for the Dreamliner from Houston. Scott Shatzer for USA TODAY Passenger Gregg Martin poses for a picture in his business-class seat as United CEO Jeff Smisek talks to a TV crew during United’s inaugural Dreamliner flight. Courtesy of Today in the Sky reader Kris Van Cleave United CEO Jeff Smisek, for the record, sat in the bulkhead row of coach. Courtesy of Today in the Sky reader Kris Van Cleave Those on board United’s inaugural Dreamliner flight got a souvenir kit, including a certificate indicating their spot on the historic trip. Courtesy of Chris Sloan, Airchive.com United offered free champagne in all cabins to help celebrate its long-awaited 787 debut. Courtesy of Chris Sloan, Airchive.com The interior of the new Boeing 787 Dreamliner. Nam Y. Huh, AP A video screen on the back of a seat. Nam Y. Huh, AP Sleeping quarters for the flight crew. Eric Kayne, Houston Chronicle, via AP Passenger Sean Oliver of Washington, D.C., was one of several passengers sporting a special 787 T-shirt for the occasion. Scott Shatzer for USA TODAY Breakfast on United’s inaugural flight which departed Houston at 7:20 a.m.
The United States is the Most Expensive Country for Car Insurance, Says 4AutoInsuranceQuote.com
The open house will expose their work and make it possible for community comments. To perform case study and preparing for the Fair Housing Value Evaluation and Research of Barriers to Fair Housing Research, Rockford Metropolitan Agency for Planning (RMAP) appointed James Gilleylen, of the J-Quad Planning Group. As the writer of these two reviews, he will be in Rockford for both open houses on Oct 16 & 17 to talk about results with the community. Rockford Housing Authority has together commissioned the Deconcentration Research with RMAP. The research will be used to drive cost-effective housing choices and is designed to deconcentrate high levels of poverty and racial segregations, so that sponsored houses truly have equivalent access to fair housing choices. Individuals comprising all areas of our society have been working together to get ready the objectives and techniques for the RPSD. Through the online device as well as group conference, a society perspective for sustainable growth is being prepared. The results of this will be exposed at the open house. Steve Ernst, Executive Director of RMAP said, We are pleased with the public participation that has informed the Regional Plan for Sustainable Development. The process, which began a year and a half ago, has heard the voices of our community clarify how they want to see our future shaped in regard to social, economic development and environmental issues. I look forward to sharing the results at our upcoming open houses.
Markets closed The United States is the Most Expensive Country for Car Insurance, Says 4AutoInsuranceQuote.com The Website Has Just Posted a New Article that Lists the Five Countries that Have the Highest Auto Insurance Rates Press Release: 4AutoInsuranceQuote.com 14 hours ago Print NEW YORK, Oct. 4, 2013 /PRNewswire-iReach/ — 4AutoInsuranceQuote.com, a website that offers car insurance quotes to drivers throughout the United States, has just posted a new article to the site that lists the five countries that have the highest auto insurance rates. As the article, http://www.4autoinsurancequote.com/uncategorized/which-countries-have-the-highest-car-insurance-rates/ , noted, the United States holds the dubious honor of being the most costly country for purchasing car insurance. (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20131004/MN92161 ) According to the newly-posted article, the average amount that people pay for car insurance in the United States is a whopping $1,706.86 per year. With the average income for most Americans hovering right around $50,000, the article points out that this equates to around 3 percent of a person’s annual income going towards car insurance. Since each state varies in terms of how much drivers pay, the average figure does vary a bit depending on where people live; for example, in some states drivers might pay around $1,000 per year for auto insurance, while in others it can soar to well over $2,000 annually. While the overall cost of car insurance also varies from country to country, the main factors that drive up the price of premiums are essentially the same no matter where somebody lives. For example, the article said, insurance companies take the safety of the roads in the particular country into consideration, as well as the types of vehicles that people are driving there. “In general, you are going to find that the wealthier nations are actually the places where auto insurance tends to be the most expensive,” the article noted, adding that the various issues that influence how much people will pay for car insurance can change from region to region in places like the United States. “If you want to know where you are going to pay the most for car insurance, then you have to look at the places where people are driving fancy sports cars and seem to always find themselves in an auto accident.” Coming in at second place on the list of the top five costly car insurance countries is Austria, where insurance is typically paid for on a month-to-month basis. Germany, the United Kingdom, and Australia round out the rest of the list. Anybody who would like to learn more about how they can save money on car insurance is welcome to visit the 4AutoInsuranceQuote.com website at anytime; there, they can read the newly-posted article and, if they desire, enter in some basic information to get a variety of car insurance quotes. About 4AutoInsuranceQuote.com: 4AutoInsuranceQuote.com provides car insurance quotes for all U.S. citizens. Located in the Murray Hill area of New York City, 4AutoInsuranceQuote.com hopes to bring affordable auto insurance rates to everybody in America.
United States roster falling to pieces ahead of remaining 2014 World Cup qualifiers
Word came Monday that Fabian Johnson has an ankle injury and may not be available for Hoffenheims match Saturday at Mainz 05. If Johnson does not play there, expect some reluctance from Hoffenheim to release their left-sided defender-midfielder for international duty. Landon Donovan (pictured below) was back on the field for the Galaxy on Sunday in Seattle, so he is likely to be on Klinsmanns list when the team gathers next week in Kansas City. But whether the Galaxy man will be at full-fitness (and therefor full effectiveness) is another matter. There is one other element potentially destructive to Klinsmanns plan: how will MLS teams feel about losing players for meaningless contests with significant implications in their one, league contests on the line? Think about Graham Zusi, Matt Besler, Landon Donovan, Eddie Johnson and Clint Dempsey, all locks to make the final 23-man roster for Brazil. If there isnt some push back from Sporting Kansas City, the LA Galaxy and Seattle, Ill be surprised. (Goodson, too, for that matter, as San Joses playoff chances remain in the balance, and the Earthquakes are sure to want their best bunch whenever possible.) There will still be plenty to work with in the U.S. camp. Jozy Altidore will likely relish some time away from the pit of despair that Sunderland has become. There will be mutual benefit of having Aron Johannsson, so fabulously in form at Alkmaar, in another U.S. camp, especially as the Icelandic American has been in so few sessions under Klinsmann so far.