The big problem with the A343 is that those engines are not in production and AFAIK, there are no spares. As existing aircraft are retired, I guess the engines can be cannibalized, but for now if an A343 ingests a large bird or something, it's going to be AOG for a while. As for the A345/6, I am no...Jump to post
Ive been questioned in AMS and NRT (maybe elsewhere but these are the only ones I remember) while boarding. In NRT it was the standard "have you packed your own bag" questions and the like by a UA rep, I think AMS was the same but with some kind of Dutch government agent if i remember corr...Jump to post
English is the best language to learn for aviation. Look in to colleges and universities that have aviation programs, theres quite a bit here in the US and they even have foreigners in the programs. Also, before you do any flying, make sure you pass the physical first!Jump to post
Similar in taste (pun intended) to the Big Mac Index used by the Economist to display purchasing power parity.Jump to post
I think HA is planing to “serve” the SNa market via LGB, In all reality, you are proposing that HA buy a sub set of aircraft to serve one route. There is nowhere else that the 319N would be needed, and to my knowledge the 319N is not much cheaper to operate than 321N. The only airline that I know o...Jump to post
Hi everyone! This seems to be a trend so I'd like to throw my hat in to the ring for an a.net thread on a US region: Texas that isnt IAH/HOU or DFW/DAL; but other airports in the Houston or Dallas areas are ok to talk about here since theyre almsot never in the limelight. I think WN could stand to h...Jump to post
I flew DEN-SNA yesterday and the pilot slammed the shit out of that plane on the runway! We bounced at least twice and I looked back at the FA (I work for that airline) and asked if the pilot was former Navy! :biggrin: The only time ive been startled on landing however is a few times I've flown in a...Jump to post
All the trips I've been on are a result of being able go nonrev and the things we've done were found out through word of mouth or the fact those things were well known attractions. My other friends that dont have flight benefits dont go on nearly as many trips as I have and Americans are pretty pric...Jump to post
And to think that there used to be payphones on airplanes... Oh, come on now... If you are truly honest with yourself, you have to admit that the time to which you refer when many commercial airliners had Airphone and Verizon pay phones was back at a time in history when people and society in gener...Jump to post
Boeing and JetBlue-backed Zunum Aero from Seattle is teaming up with Safran to make engines for their hybrid-electric aircraft.
https://www.cnbc.com/2018/10/04/safran- ... zunum.html
Forcing airlines to be handled by a competitor is new ground for the USA. Self-handling is an option at every airport I know of in the USA except HPN, but the handler is not owned by an airline. I'd rather see these positions go to a vendor that is a wholly-owned subsidiary of an airline such as Mc...Jump to post
I know LH has their IAP programme which encompasses gaining experience across all business units within LH. Whilst attending the IAP program, you will be sent to an LH outstation to gain hands on experience in PAX and Cargo handling along with sales processes. If you have already graduated from uni...Jump to post
Confessions of an Economic HitmanJump to post
made me smile, my country’s flag, a piece of home. I agree. I love travelling but there is always a sense of comfort when I see a US airline (particularly UA) abroad. I love travelling but home is home no matter where you are. Sidebar: the oddest but still comfortable feeling I had when flying was ...Jump to post
The first time i tried VR was at Best Buy and the set was just laying there with a security cord, the view was so bad i got a headache that felt like someone stabbed me in the eye. The second time was at a Microsoft store was pretty badass because it was a much better system and I assume kept up a l...Jump to post
727200 wrote:Why is this news or even a post? An airline is coming out with a schedule, ok. I would suggest that when the sked is out and it shows NEW destinations, then a thread opens up.
This is resemblance of fan boys work.
The era of bridge hubbing (two or more connections) is coming to a close. Lightsaber I normally dont disagree with you, but here i do. Bridge hubbing is still alive and well. Until places like Fresno, Alice Springs and Wuhan start getting connected to hubs not within their country/region, then the ...Jump to post
The whole point of why SWA dominates airports like HOU DAL FLL is because theres a secondary airport market that they fill and they're known for it. AA operates DFW-IAH/HOU and UA IAH-DFW/DAL but only because its a hub for business/downtown pax kind of route. Hardly anyone would get on SWA jet out ...Jump to post
No. HOU has been a home run for WN and they would be the biggest fools in the industry to give it up. I wasnt talking about giving it up. I was talking about resuming DAL service or even flights to their top largest hubs. The whole point of why SWA dominates airports like HOU DAL FLL is because the...Jump to post
That’s great to hear! Went to Pima last November great museum. Now I’ll definitely have to go back. How does PIMA compare to Udvar-Hazy? Udvar-Hazy takes the cake, but Pima has some good stuff like being able to walk in the DC4 Air Force One that JFK used and cool things like that. Theres also A10s...Jump to post
neomax wrote:TWA772LR wrote:Does anyone think theres a chance WN could return to IAH?
No. HOU has been a home run for WN and they would be the biggest fools in the industry to give it up.
Update on Terminal D Project: https://www.houstonchronicle.com/business/article/Airport-officials-fly-new-plans-for-international-13228403.php The thing i find funny in the article is there is no bag claim in D. Yeah theres a carousel, but it only gets used when flights get cancelled and pax recoll...Jump to post
I don't think Hiroshima or Nagasaki would go over well. Yeah, you're probably right. Even if trying to pass it off as an in kind gesture. Though, we do have a USS iwo jima.. We've had ships named after American Revolution battles too. We also have the USS Makin Island, and had the USS Midway and US...Jump to post
Nimitz, Vinson, and Stennis weren't presidents. I think there should be a USS John S. McCain carrier. Just keep the other McCain ships out of the McCain battlegroup and there shouldnt be much confusion. BTW imagine the a.net fall out if theres ever a USS Trump. :stirthepot: Personally I'm against n...Jump to post
Nimitz, Vinson, and Stennis weren't presidents. I think there should be a USS John S. McCain carrier. Just keep the other McCain ships out of the McCain battlegroup and there shouldnt be much confusion.
BTW imagine the a.net fall out if theres ever a USS Trump.
baje427 wrote:It would just mark the end of the Q400 which is not surprising I also predicted BBD will drop out the commercial market and stick the the business jets so this deal if true is not a shock.