Why is United investing in these old 767 and not in new 787-9 for these flights. United's 767 plans should include their exit not new Polaris seats for a high J version. EWR-Switzerland is to too short a route for a 787. UA is putting them on longer routes that better exploit the 787's fuel economy...Jump to post
eamondzhang wrote:SQ already retired 5.
So will Emirates acquire some of them?Jump to post
DenverTed wrote:trex8 wrote:Lots of people I've seen on hawaiian interisland planes need to be deboarded!!'
Who goes barefoot in an airplane lav? I'm not a clean freak, but that one caught my attention.
Remember buying a ticket for a flight in the "smoking" section? https://skeptic78240.files.wordpress.com/2016/05/airplane-03.jpg I remember having to fly in the back of a BN 727 from SFO to DFW, because there no nonsmoking seats left. Ironically some smokers' lives were saved due to being...Jump to post
Ukraine is an inexpensive country to visit, and does not require a visa for citizens of the US, Canada, EU, and perhaps some other economically advanced countries. Anyone who wants to visit there should make sure he or she is fully vaccinated especially against the measles. Also the CDC recommends v...Jump to post
Almost the entire Asian continent lies north of the equator, which means that all great circle routes from the USA will tend north, so a southern city like Dallas is at a disadvantage because it is further from most of Asia than Chicago. Even in an era when aircraft can fly 16 hour routes, ORD is r...Jump to post
Probably the routes that the 747 have flown before had many stops. An example would be MNL-DMK-KHI-ATH-FRA-LGW when the 747 can easily travel nonstop MNL-LGW. Some passengers disembarked at ATH or FRA, and not need to travel to LGW. The 747-, -200, and -300 could not fly MNL-LGW. Furthermore, even ...Jump to post
B6 has been more elegant & stylish from its inception. WN's product is purposefully tacky & déclassé. WN is functional. It is much more useful for getting around the US and getting from interior points in the US to either the east or west coasts. B6 is good for transcons, but living in in t...Jump to post
The Japanese company will take over all the maintenance, support, refurbishment, marketing and sales activities for the CRJ but not its manufacturing operations, the companies said. Bombardier will build out the remaining CRJ planes on order at a site in Mirabel, Que., which is leased from Airbus. ...Jump to post
MIflyer12 wrote:flyingclrs727 wrote:Alcohol has a stronger effect at lower cabin altitude.
Alcohol has a stronger effect at a lower cabin PRESSURE (higher perceived altitude).
The RAF Typhoons caused a bit of a stir in the NE London/Essex area; https://www.theguardian.com/world/2019/jun/22/jet2-plane-intercepted-by-typhoon-fighters-sonic-boom-woman-arrested That's not done lightly, must have been an especially bad case of a disruptive pax. So Dalaman is notorious for att...Jump to post
The most spectacularly successful long range plane is undoubtedly the 77W, which seems to have found a sweet spot between range and payload. Interestingly, the A380 offered about the same useful range. True, both aircraft have more or less the same range but the difference is that the A380 has this...Jump to post
That's the problem when an airport is designed to be a symbol of the country rather than as a functioning efficient airport. The new IST is larger than DFW.Jump to post
More like the abundance of unbundled fares. What did people expect when aviation became yet another form of mass transport. There have been incidents involving uncouth drunks for decades before unbundled fares. This 21 year old man perhaps is not aware of the fact that high cabin altitudes in fligh...Jump to post
Aesma wrote:It would be no problem to convert them to freighters. Don't know if that will happen though, someone has to pay for the P2F STC, it has to be worth it.
LN 0123 makes it N26123 built 1997. Hopefully she’ll be repaired, but I wouldn’t put money on it. Especially if the pressure shell is damaged. The BA 77E that had fire damage in LAS got fixed. I'm pretty sure there were issues with its pressure shell. With all the shortage of planes caused by the 7...Jump to post
It amazes me how regulators failed to act on aircraft tracking in the aftermath of AF447 - had they done so, they would probably have found MH370’s main wreckage by now. Or MH-370's disappearance might have been deterred. It appears the captain deliberately intended to ditch the 77E in some of the ...Jump to post
mercure1 wrote:Where have you been since 1979?
Especially since, thanks to the -8F, the warmed over 747-8 series will end up with over 150 in service (maybe 200) so the market for total VLA turned out less than half of their prediction for just the A380. Yes, but the 747 program as a whole has 1,572 orders, with possibly more to come. I'm sure ...Jump to post
John Leahy himself said in his post retirement interviews that Airbus decision makers listened to the more conservative airlines (presumably LH) too much and stayed with four engined aircraft too long. He said he was astonished when his superiors refused GE's offer to pay the cost of putting the GE...Jump to post
There is a lot of revisionist versions of history here. When the concept of the A3XX/A380 was conceived the 747-400 was still the long haul aircraft of the day. Boeing offered the 767 and the 777 was limited to -200. The 200LR/ER were in development. Aviation markets were predicted to grow. The 77W...Jump to post
All of the people bashing the A380 spending are probably the same ones defending Boeing's money spent on the Sonic Cruiser for 15 years and justifying it because some of that technology was later applied to the 787. Isn't that exactly what Airbus did with the A380 -> A350? Not exactly. The Sonic Cr...Jump to post
Well, there was the Barclay's survey, and right after that there was the Reuters/Ipsos survey that suggested plane model mattered little among top consumer purchase decision criteria. In the public opinion poll released May 15, only about half of U.S. adults say they are familiar with the airplane ...Jump to post
BlueSky1976 wrote:I'll still avoid 737 MAX like a plague, until the aircraft is proven safe.
Screw boeing PR.
I bet there won't be an empty seat on that plane. I wouldn't be surprised if there were some well known Vloggers on board too.Jump to post
Is the AUS route still on track even with the shortage of aircraft caused by the worldwide of the 737 MAX? This thread was started before the ET-302 crash.Jump to post
I could perhaps understand it if Ryanair did this, but how can British Airways sell afternoon tea with no tea?Jump to post
This is the 727 in question. 0237865 I wish they had more of the type and for longer than the two times combined, preferably in the golden livery. WN only used them as a stop gap. They allowed WN to grow to California, and to to grow before the 737-300 became available. They were a better plane for...Jump to post
Maybe a one-off seasonal TATL could happen but SAT bleeds to AUS and IAH for many TATL flights via driving and connecting. SAT also has competition from the USAF in daily full Space A flights that carry several hundred worldwide, who then are not using SAT. Does not sound like much but it can add u...Jump to post
and their JFK hub pales in comparison to ATL, DTW & MSP, in regards to onwards connections. That's often heavily overstated: What US city would any (even remotely significant amount of) Turkish traffic wish to go, that can't be reached nonstop by DL from JFK? Or vice versa. There are lots of se...Jump to post
Maybe Boeing should restart production line of pax-767,until the 797 is ready, since the 787-8 has proven to be too much...too heavy...too everything..They shouldn't be too quick to make the same mistake they did when they shut down production of 757 (though at the time it was warranted..?),which a...Jump to post
From a Y passenger perspective, I wish they could re-engine the 767 like other aircraft (I know...there's more to it than that). For TATL, I feel it is the most comfortable arrangement out there. DL and UA seem to like them as well. It would make more sense to get the updated 787-8's that have incr...Jump to post
Why do you think financing a new runway would be “harder” at Heathrow? Demand is higher there driving higher landing fees able to repay loans faster. In any other country, both Heathrow and Gatwick would have built additional runways build years ago, or one of them would have been replaced by whole...Jump to post
I still need to fly on one. Im not a fan of the A380, but it is a engineering marvel being able to get that big ass plane in the air! Im not an Airbus guy but it really is a treat to ride in an A380! I've been on four A380 flights and that thing is a beast. The size skews your sense of speed at rot...Jump to post
Heathrow has needed a 3rd runway since I first visited London in 1990. I wish one would happen. Alas, it is unlikely. Oh well, thankfully the A321LR/xLR or 797 (if launched) will allow bypass. Lightsaber LHR needs 4 runways they should just bite the bullet and build the 4th immediately after openin...Jump to post
I for one like the customer codes, it gave a glimpse into the airplane's history. Mergers and leases always make things murky, but it's interesting to trace where a plane has been. -Rowen I think Boeing was trying to deemphasize variations between planes delivered to different customers. Leasing co...Jump to post
Because United’s customer code with Boeing is 22 so that the reason why UA’s 777-300ERs are 777-322ER and for 787’s there are no codes assigned to them and the 737 with 24 code are the ones ordered by Continental Airlines Sent from my iPhone XS MAX using Tapatalk Weren't there add on orders for 737...Jump to post
Whether it is the NMA or A220, I think it is reasonable for Southwest to look at options in the next decade. Their business model has evolved towards higher volume routes, but they still have many small routes. Markets like El Paso to San Antonio or St Louis to Omaha or Kansas City to Indianapolis ...Jump to post
I like the 2-4-3 layout for 9-abreast. Perhaps in the future the inflight entertainement systems won't tie everything to 3-3-3.Jump to post
No A380 and no more frequencies will mean more capacity and pricing pressure from competition. There is a strong value to be the dominant player on a market. The 100 additional seats of the A380 are used to kick off anybody trying to get your key O&D markets. If it was such strong value, BA wou...Jump to post
Considering they don't appear to have equipment to reach the blaze, aerial fire bombing isn't a bad idea. I don't know if Notre Dame had retrofitted life safety and fire suppression systems in it, but external apparatus just isn't reaching it well. You figure the towers are 70m high, that's out of ...Jump to post
Trump just tweeted: "Perhaps flying water tankers could be used to put it out. Must act quickly!" I'm sure that will work! And it will work wonders for all the fragile manuscripts and the priceless artwork in the edifice... :roll: Considering they don't appear to have equipment to reach t...Jump to post
It's a bunch of garbage. The 787 is a tremendous success. It had teething problems, but Boeing overcame them. They badmouth the South Carolina facility, but Boeing is no longer just a Washington state company. They moved their headquarters to Chicago after merging with McDonnell Douglas. They bought...Jump to post
Airlines0613 wrote:EMB170 wrote:But it's a MAX...won't be flying around anytime soon...
No, it’s a Boeing 737-800 with Split Scimitar winglets. Look at it closely.
It should be flying soon!
DiscoverCSG wrote:flyingclrs727 wrote:They want to make sure you actually get on the plane after going through preclearance.
... and that when you do, you haven't accidentally thrown your passport in the trash with the remains of Tim Horton's.