I can't think of any rational scenario in which scrapping 400+ already built frames is the optimal choice for Boeing, so I think it's a moot question. Well, I can. Think of one scenario in where a model was grounded after two crashes. Later multiple engineering and etical issues would surface, leav...Jump to post
YYC's new int'l terminal has a complicated maze of automatically configured hallways that allow four gates to be fully tri-sector; domestic, transborder, and international departures, all from separate holdrooms. Other gates can swing between international and transborder only, the result of which i...Jump to post
I was commenting on YYC-FRA. For the past two years it's operated as a 77L during the summer. YVR-FRA is up from previous 789/788 to a 77W too. It just seems like a significant amount of capacity increase in a short amount of time, especially when you consider the growth of WS' European operations ...Jump to post
The timing of ATL-YYC is a bit awkward though-800p arrival at YYC would tend to limit onward connections a bit, of the 5 regional connections I tried, it only hit 3 (YMM, YYJ, and YLW; it missed YXS and YZF). It's timed to connect to the 16 departures of the 23:00 bank, just like everything else th...Jump to post
DEN-HNL is less than 3,000 nm and Airbus claims 4,700 nm. Despite whatever satantic config F9 does I imagine it would be able to do it, despite DEN conditions. Nope. I have seen the numbers out of DEN. You have seen takeoff performance numbers on the flight deck for an airplane that doesn't exist y...Jump to post
How about western US to Caribbean? SEA-POS is 3,768 nm; pretty much the longest route that could be described as "western US to Caribbean", and also one nobody will likely ever fly. Anything else is shorter and subject pretty much only to runway length constraints. These are sectors comin...Jump to post
This order makes no sense to me. Long-haul ULCC has been a failure, and F9 would need to significantly change their onboard model to make a long-haul flight on them passable. It would be like two different Frontiers. I can see them using this extra range for DEN-Hawaii, but I don't see how people c...Jump to post
Here's a 77L doing it a couple days ago, just a quick hop over to YYZ, so child's play for those engines no doubt: https://flightaware.com/live/flight/ACA ... /KLAX/CYYZJump to post
It's the ORCKA departure, since nobody spelled it right yet: https://aeronav.faa.gov/d-tpp/1903/00237ORCKA.PDFJump to post
TFR established up to 2000 ft AGL: https://tfr.faa.gov/save_pages/detail_9_7765.htmlJump to post
DylanHarvey wrote:What aircraft will be used on SFO-YYZ? I’m guessing a 738 or 739ER?
jagraham wrote:JNB is only about 100 ft higher than DIA. So UA should be quite familiar with that type of terrain for 789s.
B737900ER wrote:Acey wrote:
I have no idea but I'd bet a dollar there'd be potentially heavily revenue-impacting restrictions westbound...
IAH-SYD went from a block of 50 seats down to 0. The -9 is proving very capable.
Still air, mach .84
LAXdude1023 wrote:Could the -9 do JNB-IAH though?
Well now watch it come out in Star Alliance colors or something just to annoy us and keep an AC A319 from ever being painted in the raccoon scheme :rotfl: Anecdotally, a couple Star Alliance scheme planes have left and not been replaced. I'm beginning to wonder if AC does not intend to do any more ...Jump to post
I know there are some MAX customers that have yet to take delivery of their new jets , Alaska for instance..... Might AS decide to cancel their MAX orders , especially since they now have A321NEOS on property. I would also guess Lion Air might be reconsidering their Max order book as well. It's sad...Jump to post
Actually Winter may pose a bigger problem if there is a need to de-ice. One reason the A380 can't fly to Boston in the Winter is because BOS doesn't have de-icing equipment for an A380. I'd be surprised if DEN has it. How is de-icing a A380 so much different than de-icing a 747-8i? Tail is 5 meters...Jump to post
Let's be very clear. It is illegal and would be a federal breach of antitrust law for Delta and WestJet to coordinate in any way shape or form towards WS launching YYC-ATL. Is it also illegal for them to talk about launching a joint venture which they're trying to do? Or antitrust comes bowling ove...Jump to post
YYC-ATL surprised me a little as I doubted there was enough passengers between the USA Southeast and Alberta to warrant this. Does anyone know what the PDEW between YYC and ATL is? There probably isn't enough O&D to support this, but that doesn't necessarily matter given that the success of thi...Jump to post
ATL: http://westjet.mediaroom.com/2018-10-30-WestJet-to-offer-non-stop-Atlanta-service-from-Calgary BCN: http://westjet.mediaroom.com/2018-10-30-Buenos-dias-Barcelona FLL: http://westjet.mediaroom.com/2018-10-30-WestJet-warms-up-winter-for-St-Johns?fbclid=IwAR2_92S4jWD-10jqkooiMCCxok1BYjZtAbc1OUPR5...Jump to post
ATL: http://westjet.mediaroom.com/2018-10-30-WestJet-to-offer-non-stop-Atlanta-service-from-Calgary BCN: http://westjet.mediaroom.com/2018-10-30-Buenos-dias-Barcelona FLL: http://westjet.mediaroom.com/2018-10-30-WestJet-warms-up-winter-for-St-Johns?fbclid=IwAR2_92S4jWD-10jqkooiMCCxok1BYjZtAbc1OUPR5Y...Jump to post
TTailedTiger wrote:Which do think is more likely. Boeing is incompetent and built a bad aircraft or Lion Air is a dumpster fire of an operation and this the result.
Have a friend in YYC at the moment and they said there are still several fire trucks around the 787. Hopefully as a precautionary measure It just landed a short time ago. No surprise the trucks are still there. Please don't sensationalize it. The fire trucks are probably there to handle the medical...Jump to post
Just a side note... Westjet's recent 787 announcement hasn't impacted the LGW, CDG and GLA out of Halifax... for summer season 2019 atleast. Also of note is that the summer schedule is never finalized this early. We'll let WS recover from their website crashing every 5 minutes today then see what c...Jump to post
Seeing as these routes are summer seasonal, what are the plans for them after October next year I wonder? YYC-LGW is not seasonal, and I don't see anything yet confirming the others are not seasonal. Wouldn't be surprised if one operates YYZ-LGW next winter. This seems to indicate all 3 are seasona...Jump to post
Jayce wrote:Seeing as these routes are summer seasonal, what are the plans for them after October next year I wonder?
The logo didn't change when the new livery came out this year, it's still that same revised logo from the original with the green/blue maple leaf.Jump to post
I dont get why a 7:50 hr flight on a MAX (or any other narrowbody) should be any different to a widebody. You are stuck in a tube, entertain yourself. 737s are slow and bumpy by design and size. A 777 travels at about .85 mach routinely. I also find them a bit claustraphobic. Any flight over 2-3 ho...Jump to post
This is a good time to post this again. These are United's 10 current longest regional jet routes. http://www.gcmap.com/mapui?P=SFO-MSN/STL/MSP/XNA/AUS,c:%23cd0505,IAH-YYC/BDL,ORD-FAT,DEN-ACA,EWR-AUS&PM=*&PC=%23006699&PW=2&MS=wls2 Are you including Jazz as part of United for some re...Jump to post
nname wrote:Maybe the same as Jetlines?
https://jetlines.ca/strategy/planned-ro ... ac335-6c5a
What does the new terminal have to do with demand? For years and years during construction, YYC perpetuated the notion that the new terminal will attract (and maintain) international airlines and elevate YYC to the world stage. People that don't know any better believed it, so for the foreseeable f...Jump to post
Given the logistical nightmare of not being able to park at a code E gate, a question to also be asked is if said weight penalty for the folding mechanism is a bigger detriment than the reduced efficiency of a mere 65 meter span; the answer is obviously no else they wouldn't have done it... at which...Jump to post
Let's see your rejected photos, then we'll talk. If not, go troll somewhere else. Consider me among the many wondering how on earth that is an acceptable level of quality. And also the non-notable iPhone shot in poor light through a dirty window at the top of the site right now? Why has this site d...Jump to post
5013847,5002299 Is there any kind of explanation as to how photos of this quality were accepted? On one hand, the bar for night shots now being at the cell phone quality level is motivation to shoot more, but on the other hand I know full well that if I were to submit work of this quality it would ...Jump to post