McAllen incident...funny you mention that. She (pilot flying) went to delta a few months later. Isn't Delta an airline where you have to know someone in order to get a pilot interview?? I will add that I know many HQ people that have a unique insight into JO and all of them have since moved on to m...Jump to post
First I've heard of this and definitely an outlier.
Commercial piloting is an occupation with one of the highest divorce rates, so its commendable that they've been able to enjoy layovers and truly have time together.
Parallel reality is very intriguing, families could all watch one large TV and all be enjoying different programs. TV manufacturers will love it because it's another excuse to buy new displays. Although one wonders what people will be playing if they now have a much more fool proof way to ensure onl...Jump to post
The ability to book WN tickets on Orbitz get Southwest nothing -- except the cost that Orbitz booking will bring WN. Actually this move could be very prophetic based on what comes next. Expedia and Priceline will never allow booking of WN tickets unless they get a commission, Southwest has. Loading...Jump to post
Southwest has traditionally not participated in the GDSs (except for basic selling in Sabre) and has not been available in search engines. They want their sales process to concern them and them only. https://www.businesstravelnews.com/Distribution/Southwest-Will-Put-Content-on-GDSs Clearly some of ...Jump to post
I hope the next flight is crewed so we can get back to some old school astronaut flying. I really liked Bridenstine's response noting every Shuttle mission was crewed, even the first docking mission with the ISS. Automate all you want, but its time to get back to putting suits in ships. Is the miss...Jump to post
Listening to the press conference was interesting CYA NASA administrator Brindenstine mentioned four times "a lot of things went right" :lol: Too much propellant was burned due to an error in tracking elapsed time :shock: When it was noticed the spacecraft was in between comm relay satelli...Jump to post
https://www.space.com/boeing-starliner-oft-fails-to-reach-correct-orbit.html suggests that the Centaur stage burned too much fuel during the 40-second insertion burn, leaving the spacecraft unable to reach the ISS. Another source says that the Starliner's own engines used too much fuel... Finger po...Jump to post
Seabear wrote:When did "emotional support animal" become a thing? How the h*ll did the human race manage to cope before small furry mammals became the fetish object du jour?
Do NK corporate employees still have to vacuum the office and take out the trash????Jump to post
jrkmsp wrote:flyingcat wrote:Is there a cage match about to happen between AA and UA regional crews???
In many cases, AA and UA regional crews are the exact same people.
Italian Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte called on Delta to play a bigger role in the project. “a 10% stake seems to me a bit low to have a strong business involvement,” Conte said. Translation - We need you to give more money for an even bigger fire. I do wonder if Delta is doing this out of a sense ...Jump to post
JonesNL wrote:The A220 would be an option if Airbus is able to pump out 60 p/month to fill in the demand. I am not seeing that happening anytime soon.
I think the airline CEOs should have been far smarter at getting the president's attention on the right topics. If you voted for him or not, the surface details stick in his mind and you have to ready to respond to any slights. 1. Bring a huge gift 2. Remind him that your airline Boeing orders are m...Jump to post
Interesting about the side slip feature. Seems more convoluted than the original request from airlines to have the aisle seat flip up like in a movie theater. It will definitely help loading times and overhead baggage retrieval.
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gokmengs wrote:Reminds me of the famous Lufthansa Heist at JFK, gotta have people on the inside.
The biggest issue is that many airliners had their ovens removed long ago. While it is true that meal service it is typically sandwiches and snack boxes. I do not see any airlines adding the equipment back in and expanding the size pf the galleys as they have mostly been shrunk to the smallest footp...Jump to post
GEO may be a distinct possibility in the future as the energy market is projected to take off, however UA through IAH will likely be the the first to take advantage of an increasing economy. That said it is uncertain how much the local economy will improve and stimulate local traffic.Jump to post
Mayim Bialik has had a lot of bad days recently. She posted over the holidays that she broke up with her boyfriend and was in a dirty apartment with four cats felling lonely. Her ex meanwhile has a new girlfriend and hosted Thanksgiving at his house. There were many critical comments about this howe...Jump to post
But RSW-LAX would be welcome by this Lee County resident. Does anyone know how many pax travel this roiute? I imagine you'd have to include pax that current use SNA or BUR in the potential for this route. Just over 100 in each direction, however the connecting fares have been going up just over $30...Jump to post
Wow times have changed. VX management would have had the flight crew buy food for the passengers. Alaska too used to be known as having a large amount of spare aircraft in SEA waiting to handle any aircraft out of service. Hopefully management does not just look at this as another good reason to dit...Jump to post
Probably the easiest job in the world. Force Chinese airlines and "persuade" any country under One Belt One Road to order your aircraft even if they need a teardown every 10 flights.
At least their MRO will be productive ish.
Ah, finally the Praetor class is complete with the latest cloaking device.
In theory AS and B6 would be a stellar network combination but this belies the problem over who will run the show and how. AS management is great at running a great financial ship but they now little about competing for premium passengers and even less about setting up and running a TPAC or TATL net...Jump to post
There used to be a thrice weekly 767 300 flight on SFO LIM that ended in 2014, This was ended in favor of more capacity in LAX where Oneworld has more connectivity. The loads were good and LATAM stressed at the time that it was not loosing money but clearly they could make more elsewhere. With weakn...Jump to post
So the net effect is less seats for O&D and more connectivity. I wonder if competitors will jump on the chance to grab local share. WN and AS may want to evaluate their outlook based on the new UA strategy.Jump to post
We have to keep up with the Joneses. Of course the open question is how close are the Chinese and Russians to deployment on a tactical level. There have been talks of eliminating part of the defense TRIAD. Could a Trident size hypersonic weapon replace all of our land based silos. It would save mone...Jump to post
This is likely the beginning, high powered laser components continue to become more energy efficient and more powerful.
China has always wanted a laser based dazzler to cripple an army on the battlefield but from all accounts is wary of the perception that testing and deployment would entail.
Is there any truth to the rumors of a brain drain in Russia? I work with many with advanced degrees who left Russia due to a limit on opportunities. There is clearly an issue in Russian Aerospace that limits their ability to adapt to major advances. For instance Roscosmos does not have a way to matc...Jump to post
Divorced airline executives have always felt this way about sitting next to their family, why would you want to sit next to drama?Jump to post
Hmm it was a shock on the legacy market for transcontinental F/J which took a hard hit with new pircing floors that first were affected by VX and then B6 with an upgraded product.. However in retrospect the damage was only as bad as the response to it. WIll local yields go down, yes, however the cap...Jump to post
enilria wrote:Meanwhile Surf Air is so "successful" they should expand to a new region...
https://www.almanacnews.com/news/2018/0 ... top-flying
flapsdown40 wrote:I won't even ask what happens if the little horse needs to "do its business" in the middle of a flight.
A better tactical move would be to tell QF, either you add the route or we will make AZ fly it!Jump to post
Dual jetbridges did improve boarding times but accidents and the realization that it does not improve turnaround time ended that experiment. Over time there are plans to improve other areas of the airport. Airline industry groups are working on incorporating biometric boarding passes. In addition th...Jump to post
If it's true that AA will move from T2 to T1 when T1 construction is complete, then there could a little surge of AS flights at SFO as they gain a few more gates in T2. It was written into the T2 agreement that AA would move to T1 when development was complete. AA never wanted to move out of T3 in ...Jump to post
The wild card here is the Foxconn development about 20 minutes south of the airport. A $12 Billion investment/20 million SQ foot facility in a partner/supply chain heavy business is putting a lot of unlikely things back on the table. I think the travel boom may be over estimated. Supply chain logis...Jump to post
There was a more feasible plan to build another runway on the north side of Manchester parkway. If memory serves it was to have gone over the golf course.Jump to post
Another monkey wrench when comparing social programs of France vs Germany is the breakdown of population by age. Most of continental Europe has a severe shortage of younger people to support a larger older population. This spiral will be amplified as older voters will likely vote to expand taxes to ...Jump to post
"Italian media claim that Lufthansa has lowered the number of aviation jobs it wants removed to 4,000 of the current 8,400. Previously it had planned on 6,000 redundancies." Even a compromise on layoffs is going to really sting for Alitalia's current workforce. As much as I loathe layoffs,...Jump to post
Pardon my ignorance but is this Southwest's first-ever fatality? *edit, I know the 2005 Midway incident result in one death but it was not a passenger. Due to an inflight accident, yes this is the first. There was an incident in 2000 where an unstable man broke into the cockpit and was subdued and ...Jump to post
If he had never fled he likely would have avoided incarceration like the other employees but he choose to run and made a bad decision worse. Usually the FBI watches the family, I'm surprised they have not tracked him that way. Either he has totally abandoned his kids, or they are frequently on ATL-S...Jump to post
The crown prince loves Gilfoyle?Jump to post