http://www.foxnews.com/travel/2018/08/19/kentucky-youth-group-kept-off-american-airlines-flight-over-check-in-delay.html Haven’t seen this being discussed yet. My question is, why would an agent not be able to process them as a group instead of as individual? I have organized group travel on both Un...Jump to post
Wait, so it's actually LEGAL in the US to punish employees for being unable to come to work for a few days due to illness? That's outrageous! Would the airline seriously rather the employee with, say the flu, still come in and infect half the plane?? It’s meant to penalize people that abuse the sys...Jump to post
Maybe Erdogan should release our pastor who is being detained for nothing.Jump to post
Half the time the PA is so quiet, you can’t hear it, or make out what they say anyways. IDK the wording in the requirements off hand but from personal experience apparently the PA does not have to be intelligible. More likely if you can't hear the PA, there are speakers in your area of the aircraft...Jump to post
Half the time the PA is so quiet, you can’t hear it, or make out what they say anyways.Jump to post
[photoid][/photoid] This code is dumb on stilts. The guy here was tow-qualified, so he’d have to have the codes to perform his job. Why do you think ATC is more reliable than the airline’s employees? How is ATC going to control about 20,000 airplanes? In the end, we have to trust somebody with poten...Jump to post
With the serious complexity of sims nowadays, he probably could. Pilots love to think it could never happen and that sims aren’t the same, which they aren’t, but procedurally anyways, they are now the exact same. Only difference being one is real and one is not. But, I sincerely hope this does not ...Jump to post
This is just a crazy story! Until I read the full coverage this afternoon, I thought the media reports were reporting some nut stealing and crashing a GA plane. Reminds me of my ramp rat days. There was a overly confident guy, completely obsessed with Flightsim. He had like ten hours of Flight inst...Jump to post
Can only imagine what was going through the heads of those F-15 pilots when they got the order to scramble knowing this was a real world situation. Probably not much other than the usual stuff. They scramble for real world incidents all the time. They would follow established procedures. Wanna see ...Jump to post
From the Seattle Times article: ... An exchange between Rich and the controller not long before the plane crashed, perhaps the final exchange, was recorded by Aviation journalist Jon Ostrower at 8:47 p.m. and posted to his Air Current website. “I feel like one of my engines is going out or somethin...Jump to post
I would be surprised if this is true, that would mean he figured out how to start the engine and get the plane to the runway... One thing, P3D and the Majestic Q400 addon. Exactly as the real plane. Perhaps not 'exactly' the same as the real plane, but using the sim and that addon could definitely ...Jump to post
NYPECO wrote:hiflyeras wrote:They're saying it was a customer service agent that didn't actually know how to fly. Crazy!!
I would be surprised if this is true, that would mean he figured out how to start the engine and get the plane to the runway...
I don't know Ryanair policies but United always announces, prior to departing the gate for taxi and takeoff, as well as for arrival, to make sure all personal hand held devices are unplugged from charging. I don’t ever remember hearing this. At least not put like that. In my experience, it has alwa...Jump to post
Am I seriously the only one who thinks this idea is absolutely ridiculous? Nope. I just don't see this happening either. I think if B6 was to merge with anyone, I think it would be with an airline of similar or smaller size than itself. Umm, United is one of the largest airlines in the world. It dw...Jump to post
Really? How about Spirit or Allegiant? I hear they are great places to work!!! On a side note. Where does WN fall? I remember when they were always at the top for places to work. Actually, they are! I know many people at both airlines, and they love it. For example, Allegiant crews are home in base...Jump to post
EB also said this: "Bombardier innovation, not pricing is what attracted us to the C series. Come on... Do you really believe that statement? Ed's blowing wind up everyone's butt. EVERYTHING an airline does is based on money. in fact, I am positive the statement that EB said holds merit. Prici...Jump to post
wrongwayup wrote:ual763 wrote:[EVERYTHING an airline does is based on money.
Just like every other large corporation on earth, I fail to see your point.
jumbojet wrote:EB also said this:
"Bombardier innovation, not pricing is what attracted us to the C series.
I'll be on the last United 747 flight between SFO-HNL this November. After it's retired and United sends her to Victorville, I would really like to salvage something off of her to display in my home. Any ideas on some cool parts that I could salvage and either leave as is, or turn into furniture or ...Jump to post
Ugh, not sure I really like the idea of designating terminals according to alliances for international flights. I love flying LH to Europe, but dislike having to go through T1 to get to them for departures. Two years ago I remember when QR was in T3, that was another terrible place for them. There'...Jump to post
It doesn't say how it will be connected and the diagram doesn't show it. Not sure what that means exactly. I never quite understood how that would work... you check in a western terminal and take a train or something to your concourse... fine. But when you arrive, how does your bag know to goto the...Jump to post
Eh, is that really the best they can do? I mean, it doesn't seem like much. It's mostly expanding the existing facilities rather than doing a full demolition and rebuild/reconfiguration (which is needed badly). I would have liked more island concourses. Plus, where is the western access? This propo...Jump to post
How can all of that extra concourse space in T1, only add an extra 30 gates? Especially if the expansion of T5 and concourse L counts towards that 30. I get that T2 probably won't have as many gates as it currently does, but that Western expansion of T1 looks to be a lot larger than T2 ever was. Te...Jump to post
How can all of that extra concourse space in T1, only add an extra 30 gates? Especially if the expansion of T5 and concourse L counts towards that 30. I get that T2 probably won't have as many gates as it currently does, but that Western expansion of T1 looks to be a lot larger than T2 ever was.Jump to post
Now that I look at the flightaware track more closely, this was quite a ways from the class B. It was near Beloit, WI, right on the border. If it turns out to be as close as the Captain supposedly said it was, it would not surprise me to see the NTSB/FAA impose a transponder mandate for gliders unle...Jump to post
Looks like a United 737 had a near miss on approach to Chicago O'hare. What on earth would a glider be doing in that airspace?? Are gliders not required to have a transponder? Luckily everyone was okay. Excellent job by the United crew to avoid a disaster. On a side note, cannot believe I am using M...Jump to post
It looks like it will be traveling from hub to hub for gate celebrations throughout October. I imagine they will be rev flights as it would be awfully expensive to ferry it around for sake of it. Even if she is the Queen. I wonder why UA isn't operating the aircraft on a turn back to SFO then onto ...Jump to post
That flight won't be cheap, I bet. I got my window seat for $300. Granted, The only way I was able to do that was book a "multi-city" itinerary. Still, the entire round-trip from IAD-HNL and back was only $800. Not too bad. Now, on the other hand, the final international flight from ICN-S...Jump to post
adamblang wrote:Looks like 0 seats have been sold. Looks like the seats hold hasn't been lifted yet.
Any special retirement flight for UA, beyond the last ICN-SFO? Nothing has been announced so far. I am booked on the upper deck of the ICN-SFO flight. Hopefully, they do something special. In addition, I believe they are planning on doing something special for SFO fleet week. I know they've done a ...Jump to post
DolphinAir747 wrote:Any special retirement flight for UA, beyond the last ICN-SFO?
Personally, I think once they take delivery of the 737 Max's, we'll start seeing some new smaller market European routes opened up or switched over from the 757.Jump to post
The company thinks differently. Under the sub CO contract any route that is over 50 miles overwater (excluding HNL) has to be flown out of an international base which is why NTA will crew this trip on the 75B. No 737s in the NTA FA bid package. For reference: EWR-OPO NTA/NLS EWR-KEF NTA IAD-EDI WTA...Jump to post
its because DL's service, in all aspects, trumps that of United. Although UA has somewhat closed that gap, the 'Smisek' United is still very fresh in peoples minds and smart travelers still avoid them. I should have known you'd arrive soon to let the World know how Delta is the greatest airline in ...Jump to post
https://s26.postimg.org/apndl5ikp/IMG_0247.png Can someone please confirm this? I booked this flight earlier this year since it was the last 747 flight on the schedule. However, I cannot find anything online in the last few weeks where United has "officially announced" that this will, in ...Jump to post
Luxair747SP wrote:I think we wont see a lot colorful anymore, simply because of the cost factor. I hope that cheatlines will have a renaissance, but IMO there are also nice eurowhite liveries like LH, BA.
With all of the negative publicity United's gotten lately, it's nice to see them receiving recognition for such a good deed by their CEO. Certainly no recognition was needed, and he did not make this public himself. Bravo Oscar! http://www.foxnews.com/travel/2017/08/30/united-ceo-oscar-munoz-vows-to...Jump to post
I can almost guarantee you the actual announcement was something like "sorry folks, were delayed due to severe weather including possible tornados at destination, yards yada yada".... "sorry we are frustrated to and might find out". Then a game of telephone ensued in the cabin w...Jump to post
Of note Scott Kirby and Jon Roitman are in town today to announce this, as well as petition the city and mayor to halt the Great Hall project Just out of curiosity, what is the Great Hall Project? Covered in a different thread (can't find it at the moment) but essentially a plan to relocate securit...Jump to post
There is no warning, except the three green lights lit in front of the crew. However, if the airplane barely climbs and can only climb as high as 24,000 feet, a few questions should be asked among themselves. There should definitely be a warning of some kind for over-speeding the gear (As in the sp...Jump to post
Don't know if they still do it anymore, but for a while after 9/11 if someone on an inbound DCA flight got up from their seat at a certain point during descent when the seatbelt signs were on, the flight was required to divert to IAD. Usually, the crews communicated this, but with the amount of peop...Jump to post
I suppose some of you will blast the source of this video, but anyways, here is a better explanation at least from her side of what happened.
https://www.facebook.com/FoxNews/videos ... 153286336/
I just found this article hilarious in that, the author made it seem as if in the next few years when the temperatures go up an average of .2 degrees, all of a sudden the delays will be numerous and directly caused by global warming. Airplanes depend on Lift to get in the air along with Thrust. Lif...Jump to post