Lufthansa747 From Philippines, joined May 1999, 3201 posts, RR: 45 Posted (13 years 5 months 4 weeks 12 hours ago) and read 1423 times:
Are there any payload restrictions on UA862 or other 744 services from Sydney to SFO or LAX. I flew on this flight a while ago and the plane was anything but full. The lady at check in however said that the flight is almost full. Thanks in advance.
Johnboy From United States of America, joined Aug 1999, 2533 posts, RR: 7 Reply 2, posted (13 years 5 months 4 weeks 9 hours ago) and read 1337 times:
So, correct me if I'm wrong, if one wants to "spread out" on a transpacific flight, then one should fly LAX-MEL, since the flight would be weight-restricted and without the usual full complement of passengers?
Second question: Hard to believe from looking at the map, but is it true that SFO-SYD is a shorter distance than LAX-SYD?
Big777jet From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR: Reply 4, posted (13 years 5 months 4 weeks 7 hours ago) and read 1311 times:
There is other restriction loads from ORD-HKG on UAL 747-400. They mentioned no more than 300 pax (I can't remembered exactly number pax limit) because of loads and cargo with full fuel loads. It is a very long flight. I'm pretty sure some of restrictions in anywhere for long flights e.i. LHR-HKG, ATL-CPT, etc...
Johnboy From United States of America, joined Aug 1999, 2533 posts, RR: 7 Reply 7, posted (13 years 5 months 3 weeks 6 days 14 hours ago) and read 1257 times:
Just got back from a 24-hr trip to Reno yesterday, and noticed (before the power went out at Oakland Airport), that a Tradewinds 767 was parked at Int'l gate at OAK. Since I couldn't look at the monitors (power out, right?), I decided to inspect the terminal. Wow! Was I ever surprised to see a huge line traversing the length of the ticket counters in Terminal 1! All the way from the Corsair/Martinair counter back to almost baggage carousel.
The ticket counter itself had a SATA sign slapped onto the ticket counter (and outside where the skycap works also). But they didn't have a destination on their board! I checked some luggage tags (surreptitiously, of course) and saw that they had "Acores Islands" upon them. Of course then it hit me that everyone was speaking Portuguese also. I didn't realize there were that many Azores Islander people in the Bay Area (the manner of their dress made me think they were from America). And what airline is SATA, anyway?
Flygga From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR: Reply 8, posted (13 years 5 months 3 weeks 6 days 12 hours ago) and read 1241 times:
SATA is SATA International (SATA Air Acores). Last tuesday they started flying to the Azore Islands in the Atlantic (off the coast of Portugal) for SunTrips. They flights operate via BOS. They were supposed to be operated by SATA's A310. The Tradewinds must have been substitution. I did not know Tradewinds had a B767. They operate A300F frieghters and L1011's on pax charters. How was the Tradewinds painted. Was it a -200 or -300? The SATA flight was supposed to have left at 4:30pm. I wonder if they had equipment problems.