Wow, if this is true, then it means a state actor, Russia, committed an act of war on an innocent civilian target. Sanctions should be placed on Russia, but no one will for political reasons and of course President Putin will deny it. At the least, some sanctions must be imposed on Russian based ai...Jump to post
cedarjet wrote:It’s obviously an incredibly stupid question but PS Qatar Airways do actually carry Israeli passport holders who catch the bus to Amman and pick up QR from there. Interesting side note. Still an absurd question though!
So now pilots decide what training they need. Count me out of flying with them. Considering you could do a BA in women's studies and no airline would care, it's not scary at all. As long as the pilots have received proper training as we are assured, I am not particularly uncomfortable. The reason a...Jump to post
The states has managed to alienate pretty much every country in the world except Saudi/Israel/maybe Russia. Nasty stuff but I guess that's what the voters want. The US is far from alienated. Contrary to the particularly left bent on this website, the US is earning back some needed respect. We’ve be...Jump to post
This will never be my favorite livery but with such small changes I honestly think this one is palatableJump to post
How is any of what you cited different on a 757 or widebody twin from on a 737 or 320? While the larger aircraft have more range, carriers don’t fill up the tanks just for the sake of helping passengers sleep better at night. To the extent that uncontained engine failures are some sort of systemic ...Jump to post
LAX772LR wrote:neomax wrote:neomax wrote:Info comes courtesy of Blake Scholl, the man himself.
Anyone else sorta perturbed by the stuff that dude (re)tweets? Creepy.
I think the fact that a pilot was fired from the airline for calling an evacuation is all we need to know about their safety culture. Even if there is nothing wrong with an aircraft, a pilot should never be fired for doing what made him feel most safe.Jump to post
Looking at the approach plates, they are already 3000 feet five miles from the airfield. Unless they are proposing building an airport in the sky, how much higher can they go?Jump to post
I feel like Lufthansa uses Privatair far too liberally. The hard product is a significant downgrade from their current product. Whilst I suppose DUS-EWR isn't particularity valuable to DLH, I cannot for the life of me understand why Lufthansa would swap FRA-JED from an A330 to a 737 during the hajj ...Jump to post
A strange travel policy your employer has there! The Y+ seat on the BA 744 is exactly the same width and pitch as the 789, just a 2-4-2 arrangement instead of 2-3-2. What am I missing? And I would rather fly on a 744 than a 789. Much wider cabin so you don't feel claustrophobic. The problem with BA...Jump to post
He cannot sue either. His CPD assigned job was retail safety, not aviation safety. He volunteered to drag the passenger, based on an unofficial/illegal request by a GA/FA, like a an adolescent vandalizes property because friends asked to. This is a teachable moment for everyone in the industry to k...Jump to post
I cannot begin to stress enough how disappointed I am to be loosing the 747 at Seattle. BA are now the only airline flying in the Summer, and in the Winter we will have no 747 service. But I cannot lie that I saw this coming a mile away: The 747s were always flying to Seattle slightly more then hal...Jump to post
TedToToe wrote:speedbird52 wrote:Remind me the last time you had a female pilot again? I can recall only one.
23rd December 2013, BA987 TXL-LHR and well in excess of 100 flights since that one!! I suspect you missed the sarcasm in my post.
I cannot begin to stress enough how disappointed I am to be loosing the 747 at Seattle. BA are now the only airline flying in the Summer, and in the Winter we will have no 747 service. But I cannot lie that I saw this coming a mile away: The 747s were always flying to Seattle slightly more then half...Jump to post
Ahahaha I love it! When will Delta report? It's a few years since I flew Delta, but I remember the safety video vividly; the male pilot (turning around in his seat to address the passengers) and the female flight attendant! Thus, ensuring the continuation of stereotypical job roles! But, of course,...Jump to post
What happens when it does? Tugg We’ll be living on Mars riding flying dolphins to work. Seriously, what kind of question is that? The world is weirder than you think. Probably within 20years, it is coming sooner than you think, men will be able to do just that. I ask the question because is is such...Jump to post
DarthLobster wrote:Hopefully it'll progress faster than every other program Lockheed Martin is under contract from NASA to do. 14 years on and Orion is still the world's most expensive mockup.
Besides F, the J seats on BA 744, 777, 787, A380 are essentially the same forward/rear-facing mix. Same goes for LH 744, 748, A330, A340, A350, A380 all have the same 2-2-2 forward-facing seats. What "better" product can BA/LH put on these routes? Neither will be losing any market share o...Jump to post
Woman shouldn't be encouraged to do anything, they simply shouldn't be discouragedJump to post
With all due respect this is one of the issues I take with feminism: It takes parts of story's that work for its agenda. Of course cabin crew will be payed less dramatically compared to a pilot! Now if there was a gender pay gap between male and female cabin crew, then we would start to see real sex...Jump to post
It is a tad strange as the majority of their 744 fleet is PW enginesJump to post
Airliners.net charges a fee for a member ID. It's time to start charging a fee to start new threads, to filter out some really inane postings, foolish hypotheticals, and lazy inquiries. Not anymore. I would propose instead they charge a fee for every rude, disrespectful, snarky, or stuck up post. T...Jump to post
-As the OP said, BA to LHR originally as a tag-on, then a nonstop. In recent history this has been daily year-round on a 744 (IIRC it might have been a 773 at times in S15 and S16) from late March to October I will post about the history of SEA TPAC service later when I have time. BAW SEA-LHR aircr...Jump to post
This man is in the process of starting an airline, I guarantee it. His hubs will be at porto alegre airport and Palmas (With a fully funded new runway)Jump to post
Heck, EK can put double-daily A380s on a route like it's no big deal. They've found out the hard way, that that's not always the case. Particularly to the Americas. I don't know how in the world they were able to maintain double-daily 77W to SEA as long as they did. Does anyone know how their load ...Jump to post
Doesn't the UK count as Europe?Jump to post
kngkyle wrote:I would say it is just a matter of time until ORD joins the club, with Ethiopian now filling to Africa hole and either Qantas or Air NZ likely to fill the Australia hole within the next year or two.
If you will excuse me Sir, tastes are necessarily different....so I cannot follow you. For me the new modern state of art livery is indeed especially Fitting to THIS airplane as the most modern one which is in the Lufthansa fleet now. Well done Lufthansa! ^^ This looks only slightly better then som...Jump to post
An F15 escort? Why on Earth?Jump to post
The part talking about the empty seats bugged me: Good chance those seats were blocked to allow the aircraft to fly that farJump to post
This is a resumption, not an inaugural. There most likely will be little fanfare. I mean it is returning to its place of birth after all, who wouldn't want to celebrate their birthday? :D On post in social media, I called it a "re-inaugural". The only difference is that they are starting ...Jump to post
Why don't we study the areas of the world that do have metric flight levels? AFAIK Russia changed it above a certain altitude. Was this to facilitate traffic not familiar with the metric system?Jump to post
The problem with metric levels is you end up using hundreds, which just feels so much less intuitive than thousands.Jump to post
Don't forget how smoky the JT8Ds are too! As others have stated, it all comes down to bypass ratio. With that said, I absolutely love how loud the MD80s are. A few months ago I was spotting with my girlfriend, and there was a 744 departing, preceded by an MD88. I told her how loud the MD88 would be...Jump to post
Considering there are still a small number of 747 classics flying around the world I doubt the actual cost for restoring one would be too high. Same story with the DC-8, and with the 707 which technically is still operating in large numbers as a military aircraft. The problem would be that the inves...Jump to post
Why on Earth would they?Jump to post
The A330 can operate to ORD. That said, I see a top-up order at LH going to LX, to replace both the A343s and B77Ws (the B77Ws would move to LH to retire the B744s). That said, there is a question of what replaces the A343s at Edelweiss. LH are already ordering 779s. Why LH would want 77Ws is beyon...Jump to post
Australian man claims he has found MH370 on Google Earth while pouring over images for the past 4 years https://www.msn.com/en-au/news/world/man-claims-hes-found-missing-flight-mh370-on-google-earth-after-poring-over-images-for-four-years/ar-BBKmkUT?ocid=spartanntp Sad to say but I think the grief ...Jump to post
OldAeroGuy wrote:7BOEING7 wrote:travaz wrote:A two engine 747 would be awesome!
The twin 747 to compete with the twin 7X7 had one of those egg shaped fuselages. It died an early death on the Product Development drawing boards.
Blame Social Media and the "video first" culture if you ask me (Yes, that included the "Have to be the first person to take a video and stream it live during an emergency evacuation" type). This is spot on. Really, it's sad how society has become. It just seems that people are n...Jump to post
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 and killing the dog. Nuff said.
That IS why United has accepted full responsibility for the incident.
Was on United flight couple weeks back. IAH to EWR; a main route. I was in the first row of Premier. I was starving. They brought the food tray up and I noticed the FA handing food up the the first class FA. The FA never asked me if I wanted food, so when she was a few rows back I hit the FA button...Jump to post
Can you give an example of an 'immoral' act? I have not seen that appear. Also, who is to define reasonable? I could see "compliance with federal law and carrier policy." Telling someone to put their dog in an overhead locker, or flush there Hamster in a toilet (Allegedly) are great examp...Jump to post
A bit off topic but does anyone know why the satellite terminals on the West side of the airport exist? They feel very strange. They are incredibly inefficient in keeping space, they are tiny, and actually rarely used.Jump to post