Welcome to San Diego Lufthansa! Now I have a *A carrier I can go directly to Europe with. Oh the possibilities... You also have British and Edelweiss. You may have missed the qualifier there (*A = Star Alliance). Anyway, British is obviously in One World, and Edelweiss is both seasonal/sporadic and...Jump to post
Really you think its strange given they overnight crew in India????? Iran I get. But India? There is no issue of safety for the crew in any of the cities BA/LH fly to in India. Airlines cut Pakistan not because of airport security but because of ME# completion and real security concerns which preve...Jump to post
Good points. But the fire protection issues could be used as a "comfortable" cover up for deeper problems below the surface (layout, capacity, build quality, lack of documentation and such) that prevent the airport to be opened anyway. I can't comment on this specifically, because I only ...Jump to post
The C series is a perfect example of the ‘if it looks right it will fly right’ The C series is perfectly proportioned, sitting on a nice tall landing gear and the nose section is stunning, futuristic, sleek and ‘just right’ looking Bombardier could give today’s Boeing and Airbus some lessons in sty...Jump to post
There were 245 passengers on this flight. I'm guessing maybe 3 agents. There is absolutely no way they have enough direct interaction with each person to determine whether or not they are intoxicated. Traveling has become so much more automated, needing less contact between personnel and passengers...Jump to post
will Bowing go bust without the EK order? NO! EK needs to fly to the USA and if they don't?? Then stay home!! Boeing will do OK! what do they expect Boeing to make US Policy?? YGBSM!! Emirates would survive without flying to the USA, and Emirates would do OK without flying to the USA... It wouldn't...Jump to post
neomax wrote:This is Airbus' order to lose...
I don't have actual numbers, but I would guess there is some traffic, maybe not to OAK specifically, but to the Bay Area in general. It is a pretty long drive from Crescent City to the Bay Area. There would be connecting opportunities, but I assume no interlining let alone codesharing with a major ...Jump to post
The bloody mary cart, Saks bedding, etc., etc., is all a bunch of gimmicks if you ask me. What does that matter if the soft product is lacking? If people really buy a business class seat because of a bloody mary cart, then I guess I'm not normal. Because it was supposed to be the justification for ...Jump to post
Yeah, there's an established procedure and it's really easy! 1) be a kid 2) ask before 2001 In the late 70s as a kid I used to pester flight attendants with questions about flying and their jobs. Once, and my first time, was brought up front on a National DC-10 mid-flight. What struck me first was ...Jump to post
Your duty and responsibility as a parent is to...-IR Thanks for letting us all know your opinion on proper parenting. And actually, no thanks. I'm not interested in your opinion on parenting. Parents get that all the time - some scold somewhere or other who weighs in on how they're raising their ki...Jump to post
The parents failed in their duty and responsibility. On the one hand you concede you don't the full circumstances and then you proceed to go ahead and declare the parents at fault. Once again, you nor I have enough information to judge the situation. But you do so anyway. Your duty and responsibili...Jump to post
I was a little surprised to read about these incidents after the Nigeria racism thing, but crew misbehavior seems to be causing BA some headache, as described here: http://www.paddleyourownkanoo.com/2018/02/17/sources-british-airways-cabin-crew-behaving-badly-flight-attendants-done-now/#.Wos7aKgbM2...Jump to post
Kid has behavioral problems, it happens! Giving the kid a slap is not exactly helpful! I do not agree with that. Upon birth everyone has behavioral problems, simply because the way we're supposed to behave isn't naturally in us. We have to learn as we grow up and learning is done by correcting bad ...Jump to post
Does UA similarly upgauge for ski season?Jump to post
CCGPV wrote:What is the catering like on cargo flights like this? Is it similar to your standard airline fare? Would there be a selection of meals and drinks? Pre-order by crew?
Nevermind the fact that it's incredibly irresponsible to bring a rodent on an airplane. Thing gets loose in that plane it could chew through all sorts of wiring.Jump to post
The reality is Phoenix and Tucson are in a desert oasis outside of which there is very little for hundreds of miles. To have a good connecting hub you have to have a sufficiently dense network of smaller cities in the immediate vicinity to support the feed and ideally some O/D demand (tourist, busi...Jump to post
Yes this has been going on for a bit now apparently.
779 mph @ 224 mph tailwind!
JFK-LGW in 5 hrs 13 m.
I saw an NK plan the other day in the livery that's two generations old! The bird was still in the silver blocky colors, but obviously NK isn't going to spend the money to pull planes out of service just for a paint job. Legacies however will do just that. AC has been painting their fleet pretty fa...Jump to post
Where is that feed coming from? LAS? TUS? ABQ? El Paso? Fairly limited range of options there. Actually, the entire portion of Southern California where people find it more convenient to connect through Phoenix than drive to LAX ... As someone who lives in the Phoenix area (Cave Creek), yes it is n...Jump to post
As someone observed PHX has a population of 5 million people. AA has a large hub there so if all the ingredients are there and work in other cities why not Phoenix ? AA could feed flights from all over the southwest over PHX to Europe, connecting in DFW is not everything. Where is that feed coming ...Jump to post
I don't think an aircraft's livery matters that much. I'm sure most customers don't care about it, and care more about how the onboard experience is instead. You might be right that livery doesn't matter in and of itself. However branding matters a lot. A distinctive and striking brand can create a...Jump to post
babastud wrote:Later this year UAL is projected to start receiving there 787-10's, where will they be based and what routes will they fly? do you think they will be a success for UAL?
Lots of interesting if slightly incorrect stereotypes being thrown around here. I'll throw in my own. The short answer for me is: there used to be (and still are) dedicated charter airlines Apart from the often mentioned SY, there was USA 3000, there (still is) XTRA, and a few other examples. There ...Jump to post
As ever, the engine side of things will tend to control the aeroplane side. On Rolls-Royce, it is clear that the Trent has been Pip'd enough. RR is not going to look backwards as a means of moving forward. They are resourcing the UltraFan as its primary concept, together with multiple other seconda...Jump to post
As for the lounges, places like EWR C120 were a nightmare before the remodel, completely overcrowded, poor food choices, enjoy your hard earned stay. SFO was so good that people flooded Amex Centurion. If there's a message here for UA in regards to clubs it's that they need to up the price (or comp...Jump to post
For domestic flights, I hope they leave E+ as is. The only real change I would hope for is that if they make 777s 10 abreast, then E+ stays at 9 abreast. Any upgrade to E+ will increase the cost of the class. I think E+ is a great price for what you get now. All I really need is extra legroom. I do...Jump to post
I believe the IL-62 was the largest and heaviest mass-produced commercial aircraft without hydraulic flight controls... Hi: In fact Ilushin used a Self Contained Hydraulic System (ARM-62) to power a/c Rudder. In case of hydraulic lock, You may disconnect system by operating a switch that fired a ca...Jump to post
Never, why spend billions in capex when you can just tweak the existing designs and have cash rolling in. This is what happens in all industries where competition is limited. Monopolistic markets punish innovation. C-Series is a great example of this. They tried to build a clean-sheet modern compos...Jump to post
Whatever happened to Y1? Did that turn into the 797?Jump to post
I guess this is as much of a kvetch (complaint) as it is a question, but it's really irritating that the only nonstop options from EWR to East Asia are CX to HKG, CA to PEK and UA to HKG & NRT. I know the reason: They don't think EWR will do the business for them. But, I have family in Seoul an...Jump to post
There is something to be said for an aircraft or other piece of equipment that Is simple and rugged. Some things do last longer, usually because the maintenance profile is superior. Old washing machines might be an example. It was a perfected technology that can be maintained forever. Rebuild kits ...Jump to post
I believe the IL-62 was the largest and heaviest mass-produced commercial aircraft without hydraulic flight controls...Jump to post
I think it's fun to speculate, as these threads come up every so often. I think Pan Am would look exactly like the US3. Probably would have merged with TWA and gone back to using "Pan Am World Airways". Probably would have had a 767/777 as the primary workhorse, flying from LAX and SFO to ...Jump to post
Common knowledge. Common knowledge is not a source...thanks for your flippant reply though. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ukrainian_Canadians Says there are an estimated 1.2 million Canadians of Ukranian decent, making them Canada's ninth largest ethnic group. Hardly "half". Again, thanks...Jump to post
*A is well covered between US/Africa. As previously mentioned there is LH, ET, SA, SN, and TP. Take your pick. Last year I did Maputo-SAN (booked it with miles). The options were mind boggling. I could do SA through South America. I could do TAP through LIS. I could do ET through ADD/DUB/LAX. I coul...Jump to post
half of Canada has Ukrainian ancestry. Uhm. What? Source please? -IR Common knowledge. Common knowledge is not a source...thanks for your flippant reply though. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ukrainian_Canadians Says there are an estimated 1.2 million Canadians of Ukranian decent, making them Canada...Jump to post
cedarjet wrote:half of Canada has Ukrainian ancestry.
Having practiced law, including the defense of tort claims, I am usually on the skeptical side of personal injury claims. Yeah, most people see their purported injuries to be a potential revenue source, fueled by the contingency agreement with their attorneys, but in some cases, there is legitimacy...Jump to post
Conversely, now that FlyDubai is "merging" with Emirates could try new holiday markets for Middle Easterns and Asians. They already fly to a place like Tivat, so other holiday destinations like Mykonos, Santorini, Dubrovnik, Olbia or Ibiza shouldn't be that far-fetched for them. But those...Jump to post
How strong is the Alaska brand outside of the NW? I know they are growing in LAX, but even then, would they have better a image with a different brand? They had an opportunity to be branded Virgin with the merger which has better recognition, but for some reason I always feel like their brand pigeo...Jump to post
Can we have a hybrid blended wing body please? Seems to solve all of these problems.