I hate zone boarding. Load them up by row, back to front. That way all of the idiots that cant get their bags put away and their crap together aren't blocking all of the rest of the passengers from boarding and getting situated. I've done numerous time studies on it over the years and row boarding ...Jump to post
As many here predicted...
https://www.forbes.com/sites/danielreed ... l-refinery
- The supply chain is unenthused about the NMA because Boeing wants to capture the aftermarket and hold the intellectual property rights. - The supply chain is in melt-down This, a thousand times over. Ya think they might be related? Combined with Boeing's plan to compete with their own suppliers f...Jump to post
that what i heard. American adding more gates Actually, American Eagle. They're doubling the number of gates, I believe, and it'll be an ERJ haven. Kind of like it was back in the last few years of Delta ops, with about a zillion CRJ's parked anywhere you could find a square of concrete! At least n...Jump to post
More 50-seaters on the way. ExpressJet (US) reached an agreement with United Airlines (US) to a three-year contract for 20 used CRJ200s. The 20 CRJ200s are expected to be sourced from within SkyWest’s fleet through contract expirations with other partners scheduled for 2H 2018. The 20 CRJ200s are e...Jump to post
will be pretty awesome to fly the 787 with polaris funny that the newest planes will be some of the last to get the most updated product Those new airplanes will also come with brand new seating. No, they aren't the Polaris seats, but they are perfectly acceptable. I've flown them to China and had ...Jump to post
I know that D desperately needs the gates, but I wonder if this gives us the shape for F? (Or at least locking into that corner.) Surely they don't design and build this space without plans for it to be the eventual D-F connector, much like they did with B-D. That would be my take. Still would like...Jump to post
Don't know for the maglev but for regular HSR going at 360 km/h (fastest passenger trains existing today) vs 300 km/h (more typical speed) increases electricity consumption by 50%. Wow. Had no idea it was that much. That said, Maglevs were never going to beat rail for efficiency, which is why they ...Jump to post
Official reason is to reduce energy consumption and also CO2 emission, as well as reduce its impact on surrounding environment. But according to report it seems like even back in 2007 there were already some time slots that they aren't operating at max speed? http://2008.people.com.cn/GB/62310/6239...Jump to post
I was in the T2 Skyclub last weekend. They have a sign at the door saying no single day passes, Regular members only due to crowding. It was average and food was much below the better Skyclubs. I get it that it takes time to complete these renovations, but I too would like to see how they intend to...Jump to post
hkcanadaexpat wrote:glbltrvlr wrote:How many 763 Polaris conversions remain?
2 in progress. 5 more after that. I believe they will be taking a break in conversions during the busy summer schedule.
763: N651UA shows an uncoming test hop on 6/3 per FlightAware How many 763 Polaris conversions remain? Just booked 4 J seats to the UK at the end of August out of ORD using the three class seat map over and non-Polaris two class back. It seems ORD flights will be the last to get the Polaris mod and...Jump to post
Most amazing to me is movements are really strong! Up 6.5% in April and YTD up 4.6%. That seems to be coming primarily from domestic movements up 7% in April and up 4.9% YTD. Would be interesting to see the breakdown by carrier. My guess is that UAs focus on building up domestic service has a lot t...Jump to post
Has anyone noticed that UA's fares out of ORD have gotten ridiculously more expensive than AA? To the UK? Yes. AA is selling J seats to LHR in September for under $5K. UA is pricing them over $10K. Through the summer they are similar. Interestingly enough, although outbound P fares are readily avai...Jump to post
Some video and photos of the new AA L stinger gates making the rounds: Looks solid to me: seating areas seem a little smaller than expected but otherwise nice. AA did this in the DFW B Concourse also. If they are going to keep shrinking the space inside the aircraft, the least they could do is de-s...Jump to post
If I had my druthers, since the Hilton airport hotel needs to be renovated anyway, I'd demolish it, and expand the new T2 / global terminal into that space as well, bridging over the roadway (or relocating it), to create a massive, integrated transit terminal like the asian airports. Ideally, the s...Jump to post
UA 889 arrives back at SFO at 1pm, not 5pm. I was referring to the departure time at PEK. 888 used to arrive around 4:30PM and sit overnight until 889 left at noon for SFO. Now, 888 arrives an hour earlier, and immediately turns around to depart at 5ish. My point was shifting the ground time from P...Jump to post
AA's schedules for ORD-PEK have a nearly 14 hour ground time in Beijing, which means the roundtrip flight uses a new B787-8 for 40 hours. Compare this to ORD-PVG which has about 2 hour ground time in Shanghai, and even with the longer flight time AA only utilizes the B787-8 for about 32 hours for t...Jump to post
You can also see plenty of room to clone the terminal should they decide they need more gates in the future.Jump to post
Automating the transaction and requiring relinquished trips to go back into “inventory” thus taking the FA wheeling and dealing out of the equation would solve this. I suspect it won't be a simple problem to solve. Is the relinquished trip available immediately? Then Person A and Person B agree to ...Jump to post
Seems like two separate issues: The IRS is just concerned with reported income. If you are selling multiple trips a month at $200 a pop, that could easily add up to a substantial amount over a year. If you think that cash transactions are untraceable, ask your favorite waiter/waitress how that worke...Jump to post
SQ has (had?) a Book the Chef option that I used several times. As I recall there were a couple of dozen choices you could select from up to 24 hours before the departure. Still a heated TV dinner, but the Lobster Thermidor was quite good.Jump to post
Blockplus wrote:I remember a while back if you didnt have up to date software and ua app with plugins you couldnt access all the content. But that was a while ago.
This is the exact quote from the earnings call transcript (not that it shouldn't be taken with a grain of salt): Andrew Nocella: Well, I think Atlantic is going to lead the way. Atlantic is seeing really good demand in both cabins, so we're really pleased by that. So Atlantic should be our stronges...Jump to post
Well, as long as we're discussing FAs... I thought this video clip was fantastic. 100 years of uniforms...
http://video.cntraveler.com/watch/100-y ... t-uniforms
As of a few weeks ago, the Global Entry kiosks allow you to answer "No to all questions below." Frequent travelers certainly appreciate that, but maybe that option needs to be removed to force an answer for each question? Nah, people will just skip down and answer to no to each question wi...Jump to post
They don't ask you if you have imported food or foreign food or harmful food, they ask you if you have food. Any food at all. No, they don't. If you are going to present yourself as an expert in Customs procedures, you should get your facts straight. The exact requirement is: To prevent the entry o...Jump to post
Interesting blurb on AWIN (AvWeek): Delta Air Lines plans to issue a request for proposals (RFP) for new longhaul aircraft that will replace all of the airline’s Boeing 747-400s and a significant part of the 767-300ER fleets. The RFP will go out before the end of the month and Delta could decide bef...Jump to post
Can any US airline allowed to fly over Russian airspace then? Any formal government prohibition would be published here: https://www.faa.gov/air_traffic/publications/us_restrictions/#restrictKN Airlines are free to make their own operational decisions based on overflight costs, their internal risk ...Jump to post
Did their fares go down or did the cheapest fare just become the unbundled fare? Nothing to do with sentiment or entitlement, it was the airlines themselves that have always included it. If BA fares go cheaper, this is great news then, give the choice. If the cheapest fares now became unbundled but...Jump to post
The race to the bottom continues... BA to offer long haul basic fares. Key elements: Seat selection will cost £20 each way, checked bags are £80 return.
https://www.theguardian.com/business/20 ... elect-seat
I'd like an Arrivals sign as a bit of nostalgia...Jump to post
I find the self-appointed editors at Wikipedia to have an incredibly over inflated opinion of themselves. One of them didn't like the structure for a page I created and shut it down. I surprised the heck out of the editor by following the published procedure for challenging an editorial decision. Th...Jump to post
This month I'll take the Eva Air SFO to TPE in Business Class. I was looking at the lounge options in SFO, specifically the Star Alliance ones when I've noticed that it will be more than one year since the renovations at the "International United Club"have began. If you are spending hours...Jump to post
I'm typing this while flying back from PEK to SFO on a 77W with the Polaris seats and I have to say the people badmouthing the design are clearly those who enjoy playing the cranky critic. As I've posted before, I'm 1K with 3-4 Asia flights and 1 or 2 Europe flights a year, and this seat is perfect...Jump to post
I'm typing this while flying back from PEK to SFO on a 77W with the Polaris seats and I have to say the people badmouthing the design are clearly those who enjoy playing the cranky critic. As I've posted before, I'm 1K with 3-4 Asia flights and 1 or 2 Europe flights a year, and this seat is perfect....Jump to post
Just thought I would share this entertainment piece from the local NBC affiliate here in SFO. Did anyone else see this gem? Must have been a slow news day. https://www.nbcbayarea.com/on-air/as-seen-on/Plane-_Go-Around_-Incident-Reported-at-SFO_Bay-Area-477582403.html Local news sweeps week. Four ti...Jump to post
There are some in the camp of "Hubs make money, and airlines should strictly focus there". In a general numbers and data analysis, this is completely true and hard to argue against. Hubs do not make money. Hubs do not lose money. Hubs are network enablers. Any profitability analysis is do...Jump to post
What would exactly be the point of another HUB or point to point flying? Their value is their HUBS which took decades and billions to develop. Doing any flying not related to them is almost always going to be an unwise financial decision, they are at least a couple of decades away from coming anywh...Jump to post