When my pa rents relocated to the US after many years as expats, we had to figure out how to bring my moms cat. This cat is special - has some magic bond with my mother and sister, barely tolerates my father and I and hates everyone else. As a result, we figured the cat has to go in the cabin otherw...Jump to post
I also have to say that my last few flights have been on HA and UAL. The older flight attendants were the ones who went the extra mile, not the younger ones, even on HA, an airline supposedly known for superior cabin crews. When I flew F last November, the UAL flight attendant was clearly in her fi...Jump to post
I’m not sure how anyone would measure who is the better performing FA. This isn’t something like retail or car sales or whatever we’re talking about here where you can measure productivity through value of product sold or whatever (although when one is talking about Ryanair this does apply). How do...Jump to post
quote from reporter...."please pray for us" How is this person allowed to even exist.. :eyepopping: :gnasher: :ashamed: :shakehead: So if you pray you're are not worthy of existence? That's a capital offense? Who should decide what quotes should lead to a death sentence? That is an extrem...Jump to post
Evaluating FA service is almost completely subjective - that is why US Airlines are aghast to go down that road given regional cultural differences.. How is it ANY different than evaluating anything anywhere? A giant corporation with offices in San Fran, Shanghai, London, Singapore, Buenos Aires, A...Jump to post
If I understand things - A UA 747, staffed by UA, is put to pasture, and replaced by a 787/777 from the CO side, which requires a CO crew. So, the UA crew end up doing domestic instead of their INTL route to XYZ, correct? Yes. Since UA and CO are not metal integrated, if a pmUA 747 is replaced by a...Jump to post
Really? Saying that people who suck at their job and make the rest of the FA and aviation community look bad shouuld be pushed out despite seniority is discriminating? Trust me, if FA scheduling went to a meritocracy, the general opinion of people would go up. I do not understand why the community ...Jump to post
I said choose based on quality. Not discriminate against someone old. Big big difference. If you are a 20 year vet who kicks ass, then by all means keep doing so. The problem is we have lots of FAs who stopped giving a damn 2 decades ago and clog up routes. Getting rid of the crap employees no matt...Jump to post
yeah discrimination based on age sounds fun. Maybe we should discriminate based off of age, looks, sex, race etc. etc. etc. seriously? :banghead: :banghead: :banghead: :banghead: Say what? I said choose based on quality. Not discriminate against someone old. Big big difference. If you are a 20 year...Jump to post
I wish we could get to a point were seniority wasn't the driving factor on routes. Better FAs should do the long international routes, especially up front, not the longest tenured. Tenure is such a useless deciding factor. Oil and Gas has this same problem . A 20 year veteran who happens to suck is...Jump to post
A caution here ... nowhere in the article does it say the couple admitted to intentionally packing the cat .. indeed, we haven't heard anything from them at all. Anyone who has had a cat knows that the cat will end up in your suitcase at least once while you are packing it. If you don't notice said...Jump to post
This is what happens when you charge outrageously high pet fees...article doesn't mention carrier, but just to use DL as an example, $125 each way is often more than the cost of the ticket. Uhhh...okay then. For most people in a western country $125 is a nominal fee. If you can't afford to fly, don...Jump to post
I wish we could get to a point were seniority wasn't the driving factor on routes. Better FAs should do the long international routes, especially up front, not the longest tenured. Tenure is such a useless deciding factor. Oil and Gas has this same problem . A 20 year veteran who happens to suck is ...Jump to post
Sorry if I'm being stupid here, but does anyone have some form of photo reference, how large is this panel? I'm assuming it was something small. Pilot caught it on walk around, maintenance reviewed and found it not safety critical. There is no way they take off if it was a major panel or something ...Jump to post
BREECH wrote:freakyrat wrote:From the Boeing 737-700 on up the overwing exits are hinged to open upward.
Any justification for that from Boeing?
idratherbeflyin wrote:What about the E170/175 for example? Those have no overwing exits and the front/rear doors are definitely more than 60 ft. apart.
How likely is it that the Indian government will allow the minority owner to actually introduce any difficult, yet very much needed, changes? Somehow I don't think they would be too willing making any investment pointless. Minority owner? The only restriction was 49% foreign investment. The remaini...Jump to post
readytotaxi wrote:Good that Gate Gourmet picked up on this during their own inspection and not a county health inspection and good no one got sick.
Lol... In other news, extremely large buildings were recently discovered on LHR premises.
Seriously.. its a giant airplane. it was never lost, and certainly wasn't "found" .
The progress they have made to date is amazing! I think IST could blow the Gulf and their airlines out of the water: IST is better located geographically; a more diversified economy; an enormous city; in a large country; and is far and away a much more attractive tourist destination (food, people, ...Jump to post
There is currently an AA international configuration A330 plying between Aruba and CLT, PHL-SFO etc. for winter months. Makes sense. According to Seat Guru and Seat Maestro there is only one configuration for each of the A330-200 and A330-300...so they're all "international configuration"...Jump to post
Winter months tend to have a lot of widebody slack (due to less europe demand). A lot of airlines, instead of parking them or letting them go idle), deploy them domestically or to vacation destinations. There is currently an AA international configuration A330 plying between Aruba and CLT, PHL-SFO e...Jump to post
However this turns out, Boeing needs to make sure those 727s continue to fly. That should have been written into the contract. They are passenger antiques and need to keep flying. And, while we are on the topic, lets get those 747-100's that Sahara flew, back up in the air as well. Boeing can make ...Jump to post
DFW-AMS was more open, 30-60 seats wasn't unheard of and know many people who went space available on this route. Should be plenty of seats now with the 772 upgrade... Wonder if the loads go up as a result, well atleast amongst the FF community. I avoided this flight like the plague - 767 product +...Jump to post
When I was DFW based, it was a ginormous PITA to park and leave out of A and land in C, especially with a checked bag. Airport Valet solves this issue easily now. Not too much more expensive than overnight parking I solved it by moving to HOU. Now I only hit DFW as a connecting passenger. Kidding -...Jump to post
Wonder how TRIP is doing which appears to be almost over with a total intact of terminal C. Is terminal E satellite in use? If so, by which airline? Wonder if AA will occupy the satellite if no one would use. There's space for a lounge, too. I believe they shelved terminal C for now and are suppose...Jump to post
Didn't ATL open the second A380 gate? $14M down the drain. QR has 8 a380s. Why would you expect them to use one of those 8 to ATL?? I see. Why did they throw a temper tantrum when DL didn't give up the lone gate last minute? That was a one off. Regardless, QR throws temper tantrums repeatedly, its ...Jump to post
I mean, given that New York doesn't have any airports that aren't an embarrassment to the entire country... No kidding. how could BA continue a prestigious London-NYC experience? Rebuild LHR and JFK to not suck. :x Oh be fair, T5 and T2 are new builds, T3 is nice and quiet out peak and T4 is an oas...Jump to post
I mean, given that New York doesn't have any airports that aren't an embarrassment to the entire country... No kidding. how could BA continue a prestigious London-NYC experience? Rebuild LHR and JFK to not suck. :x Just JFK. You have LCY on the east side for a brilliant experience ;) Touche. LCY is...Jump to post
747-600X wrote:I mean, given that New York doesn't have any airports that aren't an embarrassment to the entire country...
To be fair, 70% of 777X order are from ME3. The sales figure is nothing to write home about. The thing that affect 777X order is the fact that most airlines that need that capacity already has tons of 77W's, and most of them are relatively young and nowhere closed to being replaced. Those that does...Jump to post
XAM2175 wrote:Don't know the exact routings for these birds but one used in the past to get a VA E190 there for maintenance was BNE - APW (Apia, Samoa) - HNL - VNY (LA/Van Nuys) - BNA.
It doesn't need more than that. A350 is in the sweet spot, just like A330 was (and still is). VERY few airlines need more seats than that, and the horrible sales of 777X is the proof of that. Airlines in their silliness prefer frequency over capacity. It's stupid, uneconomical, bad for the environm...Jump to post
Polot wrote:Cubsrule wrote:They are Virgin Australia EJets and have been at Embraer for a while. I don’t know why.
The why is easy. VA is retiring the E190s and they are currently parked awaiting a new home.
kiowa wrote:Darn watchdong groups.
The headlines about this are funny..."Narrow Escape for Saudia Passengers"
In other news- Near disaster averted due to catering mishap?
My read of the article is Airbnb will be like Kayak or Priceline, offering bundled airfare with lodging. Book and Airbnb + Airfare and save! type things. The whole business model of Airbnb is predicated around not having massive sunk capital - I do not see any reason they change that to start a low ...Jump to post
I have boarded the wrong flight before - not sure how I made it through but I was supposed to be flying DFW-DTW and in my sleepy 5:30 am daze went to the next gate and walked on. Sat in my seat, had my coat hung and only realized when the pilot said welcome aboard our non stop service to Minneapolis...Jump to post
What was outdated about the 767? Its not like BA shorthaul fleet has nice modern things like IFE etc... All you get is a seat.. and IMO I'd prefer a 2-3-2 with 32" pitch vs a 3-3 with 29" and DVT as a result. Good for you, that is the amazing thing about opinions :) I saw it outdated, cre...Jump to post
As a frequent sufferer in the past of the BA's "cargo" flights LHR<>MAD on 767, the sooner they are gone, the better. Noisy, uncomfortable and outdated. Cant wait for the farewell. What was outdated about the 767? Its not like BA shorthaul fleet has nice modern things like IFE etc... All ...Jump to post
OK has many lessons to learn from AY and other airlines, but unfortunately they may not help very much. Finnair's success is based on about three things: 1. Geographic location 2. Better than average management 3. Luck with fleet acquisition, particularly 350: got 350XWB at the price of 350original...Jump to post
Seems another calculated news story to take the focus off the 747 which is really the plane these questions should be asked about. Seems another calculated post to take the focus off the A380 which is really the plane these questions are and should be asked about. Boeing has already come out and sa...Jump to post
I have to respect your POV, because you made it! But could you explain to all of us when the LHR 3rd runway was approved - is it being built as we speak, and what is the projected operational start date? Thanks for that minor clarification As for DWC, there is no money available in Dubai to continu...Jump to post
60 inches of snow over 48 hours? Kudos to anyone who can keep flight operations going in that. http://www.goerie.com/news/20171227/historic-storm-drops-60-inches-of-snow-on-erie Insane. Stockholm Arlanda would be the only place that may be able to pull it off - but they have a team of like 150 dedi...Jump to post