I think Elon Musk's suborbital BFR proposal ( https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zqE-ultsWt0 ) has a better chance of happening within our lifetimes than another Concorde.Jump to post
Not going to happen on the US side. AA, DL, and UA are quite enjoying their nice little division of the US-origin China traffic now that there's no more frequencies and thus capacity is naturally limited.Jump to post
They might want to police their own Airlines first even CX which the communist party has a 30% share in , puts Hong Kong as a different country..... It is acceptable to them if the name of the list is "countries/regions" instead of simply "countries", when it come to marking for...Jump to post
HU is more likely than MU, IMO. HU to the US from PEK: BOS, LAS, ORD, SEA, SJC. In the EU, HU is adding DUB and EDI in June 2018, so HU continues trying to buy market share. HU even serves TIJ (Tijuana MX) from PEK ... ??!! but not SoCal. HU might use its LCC, JD (Beijing Capital Airlines). JD now ...Jump to post
Does MU have any spare PVG allocations to start this service? I think the bilateral is fully maxed out, except there might be 2 spare slots on the US side (none on the China side). Here's MU's currently weekly flights to the US: PVG-HNL 6x PVG-ORD 5x PVG-LAX 14x PVG-JFK 14x PVG-SFO 7x NKG-LAX 3x TA...Jump to post
Looks like one of the mainland Chinese carriers (believed to be MU) has in principle accepted the offer and will seek to launch a service to ONT. Where will China Eastern get the slots from? The bilateral slot allocation is fully maxed out on both sides, so MU will have to cut some other frequency ...Jump to post
Word's coming out that this morning, CA1350 Changsha - Beijing (opby A321 B-6555) was hijacked. The hijacker brought a knife onboard and hijacked the purser. Hopefully this doesn’t lead to even more intensive safety checks. Don’t know about the safety checks in Changsha but in PEK, Terminal 3 it’s ...Jump to post
That's pretty interesting that they're willing to give a $10,000 voucher instead of 400% of her one-way fare in cash (which is probably about $600, like she said). Does UA hate giving out cash that much? I feel like this problem could have been solved much earlier if UA just said to her "as req...Jump to post
DEN is probably the worst I’ve experience. It has irregular bus service and a taxi to the city can cost $70 USD, more in peak hours with rush hour traffic. Over the last 2 decades Denver has built a comprehensive light rail system, they really need to connect that to their giant domestic hub, which...Jump to post
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bob75013 wrote:aeropix wrote:Bottom line: Dog owner is responsible for dog. Nobody else. Nuff said.
Bottom line.The FA is responsible for violating United's policy policy and killing the dog. Nuff said.
Sending the dog to STL, OKC, DEN, ORD, MSY etc is a mistake. Sending the dog to NRT is just pure negligence. Coincidently, I just spoke to a Pet Forwarder I work with, who actually told me about the incident before it reached mainstream news. I was told that it was the pet boarding company that mis...Jump to post
I will give Oscar props for at least taking ownership of this tragedy. I half expected him to say something like, "great job team, way to keep that dog out of the passengers way". It does seem that UA is learning from its past misgivings. “This was a tragic accident that should never have...Jump to post
Why is something that is perfectly legal within the negotiated bilaterals “sad”? Presumably, the US government negotiated some quid pro quo with China when it allowed fifth freedom access in the US-China bilateral. US carriers have had long standing fifth freedom rights from Japan to China. Delta o...Jump to post
DOT Docket No: DOT-OST-2018-0019-0001
Air China's attorney put the incorrect docket number on the filing. Sloppy.
From what i understand the boarder crossing can be quite difficult & time consuming... There are ferries from Guangzhou, Shenzhen, and Macau that bring passengers directly to the secured, post-exit-immigration departures area at Hong Kong International Airport, so it's the same amount of hassle...Jump to post
I was looking at flight options for international holiday travel earlier, and came across these horrendous red-eye flights: http://flightaware.com/live/flight/APJ898/history/20171031/1725Z/ZSPD/RJTT http://flightaware.com/live/flight/ANA968/history/20171101/1745Z/ZSPD/RJTT 2.5 hour flight, leaves at...Jump to post
cosyr wrote:Is SAN the busiest genuinely single runway airport?
What a shame! China Eastern went from what was in my opinion one of the most recognizable, distinctive liveries, to being one of the worst victims of the "eurowhite" fad I've ever seen. Yes, the old livery was quite dated but that was my favorite part about it! Yeah, the next time someone...Jump to post
This is China Eastern's livery for its Yunnan division. http://i.imgur.com/QMQ0LRU.jpg I think this is the single worst livery I have ever seen on a 73G. The relatively short fuselage barely fits the lengthened title of the airline, and both the font and the color make the livery seem like a kid's d...Jump to post
I agree with vfw614. These airlines have no other choice then the ATR or the Q400. I also don't completely buy it that only in our region these aircraft supposed to be performing bad and nowhere else. I have read here about a Hawaiian airline also not being satisfied with the ATR but also don't kno...Jump to post
The solution is to actually enforce the rule that people who need extra space must buy two seats, and remove from the flight those who do not comply for violating the condition of carriage. It's not to give free* first class upgrades to the obese.
* - everyone else pays for them.
The only saving grace might be that airlines want a certain seat count, that gives you a too long single aisle. Exactly. While a 757-300 may be very efficient, it also takes 20+ minutes to unload and 45+ minutes to load, where as a smaller single-aisle and a twin-aisle can both turn faster. Planes ...Jump to post
If there is a plane larger than the 777, it will be a twin, possibly with a thrust assist APU. That said, thrust assist APUs are gas hogs that limit range as they burn far more fuel than a standard APU when running. They also have old school TSFC as the are optimized for weight, restart, and no war...Jump to post
P.S. -- everyone should take a look at Matt6461's more technical analysis of the Ecoliner: viewtopic.php?t=775819 Was very interesting for me. Thanks. But I'd have appreciated it a bit more if you chimed in on the thread! Lol. Sometimes it feels like I'm raving to myself on those threads, which has...Jump to post
Here's another thought (entirely speculative): Use lithium ion batteries and an electrically-powered ducted fan for backup takeoff power instead of a jet-A powered ATPU. Current lithium ion batteries top out at around 0.5 kilowatt per kg in terms of specific power (as opposed to around 5-6 kW/kg for...Jump to post
The perpetrator was sentenced to 8 years in prison. https://www.hongkongfp.com/2017/02/17/chinese-man-detonated-home-made-bomb-shanghai-airport-jailed-8-years/ The court called this a "severe" sentence, but it seems a bit light to me for attempted multiple murder in a public space. In the ...Jump to post
Looks like two more names will be added to the Chinese travel ban blacklist. Although it's surprising that--given how often these sort of incidents happen in China--that violators aren't punished more harshly for these antics. Most people just get a fine. Occasionally a few nights in jail for assaul...Jump to post
I think all airlines that carry cattle(aka poor passengers on LCC/ULCC) should be forced to use remote boarding. It saves the premium experience for the people that paid for it and the cattle can suffer. As long as the respective passenger pays the same facility fees and the respective airlines pay...Jump to post