I flew on one of these domestic 773s back in the early 2000s from HND to OKA. I was absolutely amazed at how orderly NH boarded 500 passengers in 30-35 mins with absolutely no problems. That would never be able to happen in that timeframe in the U.S. How as the boarding process different? People do...Jump to post
Oh no, the part that keeps you from touching the important stuff came loose! We are all gonna crash!!!Jump to post
The pilots aren't going to say anything; I wonder if it would be helpful for the f/as to be trained perhaps to announce something about the rapid descent. There may be a million reasons not to have them do this, but there are at least a few reasons that it would be helpful. Because they were in the...Jump to post
Really? “I just saw a human being fly out of a plane 40,000 feet above”? Hardly accurate. Multiple reports say that the deceased woman was sucked out the window to her waist. Are you really saying that saying she flew out the window is inaccurate? Or, are you criticizing the 40,000 feet part? We al...Jump to post
Would be very sad/concerning if the window failure was a result of a different fatigue/cracking issue that was only accelerated by the explosion. Similar to an earthquake causing buildings or roads with other unseen problems to fail, or a plane hitting a tall building exposing a fatal design flaw le...Jump to post
AAs flagship suite took a much better approach. You faced out the window to use he main desk/table. It was an amazing experience to have a comfy chair and a large table facing out into the world. That table stayed there the whole time. If you didn’t want to face out, another table would swing around...Jump to post
The problem is that the new upper deck suites are effectively a downgrade from the old lower deck suites. Less privacy both open and closed. The old design was a mini cabin. This is a cubical with walls under 5 feet high. It’s horrible considering the cost.Jump to post
Shows how safe and smooth flying has become. When I was a kid this type of incident was common. Barf bags were used by at least one pax in just about every flight. Pilots had to fly through a lot of rough air because it was harder to track and there were fewer flights in the air to give reportsback ...Jump to post
The reason the A380 works for them is they have an appreciably larger fleet of twins to help even out the schedules and up and down gage routes.Jump to post
Are there any plans for a people mover to connect the terminals, or is this supposed to suffice? That bus system is horrible. The LAMP of which the people mover is part of is just about moving people easier on the pre security side. TBIT-4-8 are connected post security but require walking thought a...Jump to post
The plane in question is still at LAX, parked by a Saudi 744 and a Saudi 777. It’s an A340 with hair dryers. It has blue horizontal cheat lines and blue horizontal lines in the tail. There are no waves or curves. The belly is gray and the top of the tail is gray, and between the sets of lines (top o...Jump to post
When it was just Aloha and Hawaiian roundtrips between islands were around 140. When it was go!, HA, Aloha, island air, and mokulele with the embraers you could get a roundtrip for about 70$ iirc. Now its basically just Hawaiian and a roundtrip is 120-150. HA has been really good at not gouging the...Jump to post
I hate April fools day on the inter webs.Jump to post
Stitch wrote:YYZYYT wrote:Wasn't there a proposal floated to use crown space in some of the larger frames for bunks a few year's back?
Boeing offered it on the 747-8 in both commercial and VIP models, however only one VIP operator ordered them.
I’m not sure I understand the purpose of testing the systems for the human heat output of fewer than max passenger count let alone typical pax count. It’s sort of like testing the efficacy of your HVAC system on an 78 degree day (that’s 25C). So it sounds as if they can test heat output if max pax ...Jump to post
I’m not sure I understand the purpose of testing the systems for the human heat output of fewer than max passenger count let alone typical pax count.
It’s sort of like testing the efficacy of your HVAC system on an 78 degree day (that’s 25C).
Looks like Joyce has given up on the idea of a full cargo load over his required distances. He is now suggesting the unused cargo space could be used for passenger needs during an ULH flight. I expect this to go as far as the "SkyLoft" concept Boeing was peddling for the 747-8. Nowhere. I...Jump to post
Is it really aimed at white people who don’t want stopovers in ‘foreign ‘ places ??? There was a shocking lack of passenger diversity on the inaugural flight ... it made me less likely to ever visit Perth What an ignorant comment... Completely. I live in Perth and it is a massively diverse place to...Jump to post
Galwayman wrote:Is it really aimed at white people who don’t want stopovers in ‘foreign ‘ places ???
There was a shocking lack of passenger diversity on the inaugural flight ... it made me less likely to ever visit Perth
travaz wrote:On my bucket list is PER-LHR LHR-LAX (NZ 1) Than QF LAX SYD SYD PER. That would be awesome. 787-9, 747-400, A380, 737-800.
This flight also showcases one of the major challenges of making such routes profitable. After 12hours it's finally at FL400, even though its only carrying 216pax, less than a fully loaded A321. On a bad day with strong westerlies and bad weather expected at LHR, you have to block 60 seats for ever...Jump to post
Your site is being hit hard. I can barely use a.net anymore and I barely visit now. I got the “Amazon User” pop up exactly once on another site, but at least 50 times on Anet. If you don’t care, that’s your right I guess. But the company supplying your ads needs to be replaced if you don’t want to l...Jump to post
Is amazon going to sublease them from Enterprise?Jump to post
Considering up to 95% of the plane was newly fabricated including modern material substitution and modern components, this was hardly a restoration but instead a shameful scrapping of 3 aircraft in order to try to build a replica. Now that it’s dead the result is losing 1 or 2 that could have been m...Jump to post
I sit normally at the front of the plane and if I need space in the overhead bin while other people from the back of the plane put their stuff in there it’s coming out. I already removed one time a bag from the bin to put my own in and the cc removed it from the plane as she couldn’t indentify the ...Jump to post
This is mainly a US FA attitude issue. In General, it would be just enough that US Legacy FAs do their safety Job as other Airlines in the world. Not sure if there is a Chance to come back to Pre- 9/11 behavior, a few rules aside. It is at the end the more stress atmosphere in us Legacy flights whi...Jump to post
French bulldogs are not allowed as cargo due to their breathing problems and likelihood of death. They are a “defective” breed that only exists due to the cruelty of breeders and those who want such a dog. I’m not advocating for the death of these animals, but breeding should be banned. One way to a...Jump to post
You're right - rideshares intrinsically aren't creating congestion at LAX. The problem is that LAX has mandated that pickups be done on the departure level as a means of satisfying the antiquated-yet-politically-relevant taxis. The notion that anyone is taking a rideshare to LAX versus public trans...Jump to post
I was looking at a map of TBIT earlier, and after hearing so many complaints about the size of the headhouse, security, etc.: are they planning to build it out some? Even if it costs a gate or two? I've never seen TBIT security 100% open with the space they have. A precheck line and adequate staffi...Jump to post
As for infield congestion, there is now a body of proof that shows that Uber and Lyft create congestion. People who would otherwise take public transportation are now using rideshare out of convenience. At the airport, it’s likelythis manifests as people not taking super shuttle as much or parking ...Jump to post
CTA traffic volumes have increase 20% since 2013 with hourly vehicle volume peaking about 7,000. However pax volume has increased faster (27%) so there has been increased use of shared or public transportation. As of mid 2017, TNC (Uber/Lyft) accounts for 15,000 vehicles to CTA daily; 5.4 million a...Jump to post
I’d like to see Uber/lyft and taxis be routed to the APM for free and be charged to access the inner ring.Jump to post
You can't really open a pressurized door on an aircraft. Considering that there was no threat, I think it's a funny way to add humor to an otherwise frustrating and bizarre situation. I am god! I am god! I am god! Why do you want to add humour? Just put yourself in that situation. I think that ther...Jump to post
The 787 platform is probably too large and heavy so instead if the plane must have LD3 capability I would expect Boeing to look more at something like the A300 and A310 - a common fuselage and wing design with the "A300" serving high-density passenger and cargo routes under 3000nm for the...Jump to post
That does suggest, though, that QF expects a cabin of similar area to that of the 767-300ER, possibly a bit less allowing for narrower seats/aisles. That's significantly bigger than earlier NMA rumors led us to expect. Not at all. It’s bigger than some people were willing to entertain. But it’s exa...Jump to post
There is a fundamental difference between using the USA as the way point when the endpoint is beyond economical non-stop range and using the EU as a waypoint when there are also non-stops between the endpoints. At 7700nm the route is one where a stop makes sense. At 6000nm EK have hundreds of aircra...Jump to post
The truth is that the EU planned to punish the UK during trade negotiations but doing so would harm many EU industries in the short and medium term.Jump to post
There could be a sunset provision that grandfathers in VS and BA structure for a few years allowing them to work things out in an orderly fashion.Jump to post
As someone who has managed a unionized workforce, there is nothing I enjoy more than watching a company incentivize them outside of the CBA. You really see who is loyal to the company and wants to keep their job. The union will argue that it’s not in the CBA to do this to protect the bottom feeders...Jump to post
Aptivaboy wrote:Curious, what's with the tape around the cowling?
Attendance bonuses are discriminatory. They favor unmarried, childless people with strong constitutions. The first two factors can not legally be rewarded, and the third is beyond the control of the employee. Any company who uses perfect attendance as a metric is just asking for a lawsuit. Yes, bec...Jump to post