I think you'll find EZE-SYD is quite a bit further. Are you talking AKL ? Having flown SYD to EZE or SCL on 8 occasions there can be some ferocious headwinds coming off the Antarctic which need factoring in as well. http://www.gcmap.com/mapui?P=SYD-EZE,+EZE-AKL&DU=nm&SG=0.84&SU=mach Nop...Jump to post
The A330-800 could do a SYD-EZE nonstop (not sure about the 900). That said, AR is pretty conservative with its fleet; can't imagine them going for a plane whose future, for the time being, is not a guaranteed success. 6,366nmi? Airbus advertises 6,550 for the A339. I have to think that's within sp...Jump to post
* Specifically he said the next long haul type (due to be announced late this year/early next one) has to be capable to fly nonstop efficiently to Australia/NZ from Argentina signaling the airline may consider a return to the South Seas route, which it inaugurated back in 1980. It also pretty much ...Jump to post
DWC wrote:I love these ridiculous first world problems.
This is one thing a lot of people don't realize if Trump goes...Pence is now the man. He's a hardcore conservative unlike Trump who only pretends to be. Pence wants to actively roll back legislation that Trump is not going to do. I dread a Pence presidency more than a Trump one to be honest. Pence ...Jump to post
When the door is open I really don't see what the problem is, if you want privacy close the door! Now with the door closed there should be privacy. Is there a reason that they cannot take the wall all the way to the ceiling of the aircraft? I don't like that, it seems like someone could look over t...Jump to post
Doc using NZ as an example legalising prostitution has worked out really well, it’s taken most of the street walkers off the streets, brothels are all legal and above board, it’s cleaned up an industry which needed cleaning now it’s safe for everyone. Fair enough, but the difference is that NZ's cu...Jump to post
What is actually wrong with legalised and regulated prostitution? Unfortunately, what's wrong with it is that it's more expensive to the consumer than unregulated and illegal prostitution. When you have to maintain health and safety standards, pay minimum wage, 401Ks, etc. it winds up costing more ...Jump to post
For the land of the free you sure do a lot of deciding what consenting adults can and can't do...... Best regards Thomas I support the legalization and regulation (and heavy taxation) of prostitution. The idea that we are going to eliminate the world's oldest profession through laws is moronic. Tha...Jump to post
mcdu wrote:You do have a choice...flying is not a right. It’s not a utility. If you don’t like the product no one is forcing you to buy. Find an alternate means of travel. Private jets are nice I understand.
I think it's obvious he's tired of leading a party consisting of multiple factions of equally irrational people and also that he does not want to preside over the bloodbath that awaits the GOP in November. You can see in his face that this job has taken a toll on him and he's just done with it. He c...Jump to post
I'm, frankly, shocked. I've been rooting for that engine ever since I first read about it, years and years ago. But at this point, I'm astonished that anyone would order it. I agree with all three of your statements. It's getting really tough to stay a P&W fan. They got the gearbox right, and I...Jump to post
It exits are the problem could they retrofit the design for the lower door on AF1? Those designs do not need to be FAA approved for commercial use. AF1 is a military aircraft and the regulations are much different. It would be an amazingly expensive prospect for an OEM to design such a novel egress...Jump to post
Sometimes, these decisions come down to tariffs, financing, or vagaries of accounting. It isn't always about the engine.Jump to post
Winglets, especially those found on the A320, 737, 767 and 757, are solutions to an imperfect wing. A properly designed wing doesn't need them. Hardly. Almost any wing will benefit from a wingtip device. However, some wings are optimized for wingtip devices, which were part and parcel of the wing f...Jump to post
If I am hypothetically flying myself, then based on what I should do, I should get a 773ER instead of an A346. Because even though I love the A346: 1. They are gas guzzlers At high TOWs on a 15-hour flight, an A340-600 will burn around 10% more fuel per hour than a 777-300ER, but a VIP configured p...Jump to post
Autonomous cars are the complete opposite of true automobile enjoyment. Why? "Automobile enjoyment" in my view in driving on a lonely road through mountains or wide plains or along the coast or wherever the beauty of the world exposes itself. Yet as soon as one is in (busy) traffic, I fai...Jump to post
Narfish641 wrote:But this just proves ETOPS is getting the higher step.
Some more egg on UA's face, but at least it was an honest mistake and not actually cruelty this time. At least they rectified the error. However, that poor dog had to spend 12 hours in a cargo hold without any place to relieve himself.Jump to post
Both parties agreed to the terms, and both can walk away at any time. Have you ever tried walking away from an airline ticket? Unless you purchased a very expensive fully refundable fare, you are going to forfeit a lot of money. Currently, customers don't have much a reasonable choice. All airlines...Jump to post
airtran737 wrote:How about “Do what you’re told while on my plane or get out”?
However, the solution is not to have government step in and slap United down, merely because you seem to hate corporations. The solution is to, first use your head United, and second, get the animals out of the passenger cabin. I don't know where you got the idea that I hate corporations. I work fo...Jump to post
The Nazi f/a needs to fired -instantly. And UA must be sued for an outrageously BIGGG amount of $$$$. Talk about being hysterical... No, he's right. UA's representative (the F/A) failed to follow UA's policies. Her behavior was cruel and she was negligent. Don't give me "well, the owner should...Jump to post
While I believed FA may have handled this poorly I don't believe she should be crucified for it. I The F/A was cruel. There is a difference between humanely slaughtering an animal for food and forcing an animal to die an agonizing and terrorizing death by being crushed between pieces of sliding lug...Jump to post
Mr. Munoz is one of the few people who is NOT the problem at UA. He has managed to narrow the gap between employee groups and work on a new product. But all is not well at UA. Many employees view their jobs as being secure because the airline is too big to fail. The customer is viewed as the enemy. ...Jump to post
My second point is why would you just stand there and video the incident. Refuse to comply. Let the FA get the Captain or the agents involved. As long as you aren't creating a scene or being disrespectful, it's near impossible that anyone would agree that an animal should be put into an overhead bi...Jump to post
Mr. Trump's legal team sure was awfully quick to get her slapped with a gag order. If it's fake news, what are they so worried about? They're acting like they're very worried. But there's a bigger issue here. Mr. Trump ran on the premise that he was a Christian and he captured the Evangelical vote. ...Jump to post
william wrote:Is it true the Avro engines is a short of GTF? Or geared down.
Hawaii to Europe would be a sure way to lose money fast. Europeans just have a lot more choices closer to home (cheaper) than flying all the way to Hawaii. They have choices closer to home that are cheaper than flying to Hawaii, but those choices are nothing like Hawaii. Don't get me wrong, the Can...Jump to post
You didn't read the article, did you. I recommend it. I read it and I agree with Nicodeff. You can't just spray the coating onto the blades in situ. You need to remove all of the blades and replace them with properly coated blades. I am not sure if the removed blades can be sent back to CFM for re-...Jump to post
In any well-run company, it's important that they can recognize when they've gotten something wrong and move quickly to correct the problem. This is an example of such a situation. Many of you have chided LH for what appears to be an elementary error. I agree it's embarrassing. But it would be far m...Jump to post
Wow, you know, I always appreciate a joke. But a laughing fit during the preparations for take-off? I am not sure if all passengers did like this, especially passengers who are scared of flying...At least they helped to overcome the old perception that Germans have no humuor. Germans have a sense o...Jump to post
[ Trust me, I'm a huge 757 fan, but as someone else posted above, the efficiency gains of the modern NEO engines offset the revenue from the lost payload. I should like to go on record as registering my extreme disappointment with ALL of you that the A321NEO and its payload was mentioned and nobody...Jump to post
That argument kind of makes sense but surely the alcohol industry has more pull than the mom and pops? Why would they allow this? Because the ban really doesn't affect overall sales. The sales that would have happened on Sunday morning happen on Saturday or on Sunday afternoon, instead. So whether ...Jump to post
Thank you both for your replies. So is this a feature of a lot of aircraft engines then, or specific to the engines on that plane? It was a feature of a great many turbofan engines of that era. The RB-211 did it, the CF-6 did it, the PW2000 and PW4000 did it. Each fan blade had a certain amount of ...Jump to post
The same people that think banning semi-autos is a threat to their country do not let me buy beer before 12 noon on Sundays. I apologize for this digression off-topic, but I think that there is a vast public misconception that the "no booze on Sunday" laws are based in moral puritanism. T...Jump to post
It's been what, a year now and P&W still having troubles? New tech will always have teething problems, though not conventient for customers. The trouble isn't with the new tech, though. It's with the seals, shafts, bearings, and casings. The gearbox is working wonderfully. I haven't heard of an...Jump to post
This should have been handled in an offline/professional/appropriate manner on both sides. Yes, although had I been on DL's PR team, my response would have been something like: "Congratulations on the gold! See us at the airport and we'll see what we can do." It's noncommittal and it look...Jump to post
https://www.sfgate.com/chris-mcginnis/article/Hawaiian-Airlines-abruptly-cancels-hundreds-of-12704798.php Looks like HA has taken a hit from their PW-powered birds and is having to cancel flights. It's a pity, because the GTF is really promising technology. But PW won't be able to develop it further...Jump to post
If TWA had survived, would they operate the 77W today? If TWA had survived, they would be one of the US3 today. The US3 might well be PA, TW, and AA (I'm thinking that brand would have survived). We'd all be lamenting the days of UA, CO, NW, and DL, and there would be endless threads about restarti...Jump to post
The airline is calling it CFIT due to poor weather and indeed the weather and visibility were poor. However, the available facts do fit a CFIT narrative. IMC, crash into mountains, no mayday. Al Jazeera and WaPo both reported it. WaPo is skeptical, and hints that aircraft age and maintenance may be ...Jump to post