SuperGee wrote:They were fortunate that it happened when and where it did and not over the pacific halfway to HNL.
Google Maps' aerial photography has now been updated to show [what I count to be] 226 737-MAX aircraft in storage at the Moses Lake Grant County Airport. The imagery also shows other aircraft (including at least 13 non-MAX 737s). Note - if you do not see the aircraft, turn off the "Globe" ...Jump to post
Yikes, was it in the climb? Looks like it happened before they got to 410. Ironically looking at my FB memories I was flying a 727 near ABQ 9 years ago when we hit some moderate wave. Someone north of us hit much worse stuff..... Mountain wave was pretty bad over CIM this evening, we had +/-200' an...Jump to post
If anyone's curious what severe mountain wave activity looks like, check out the relationship between this flight's ground speed and altitude between 3:41 UTC and 3:42 UTC.
The issue isn't so black-and-white. The 767-200 was a hit. Notice that in that family, it's the -400 that was the ugly duckling. Calling the -200LR the "smallest variant" is incorrect. It was larger physically (albeit not by much) than the -200 and -200ER, and quite a bit larger in terms o...Jump to post
How is there any open time with that many pilots? Horrendous job by scheduling? Call offs, drops, deadheads, Training, delays, fatigue.... there are any number of reasons someone could be booking that many hours. Sometimes you can cover it Open Time or reserve, sometimes you can’t. If not, you get ...Jump to post
Take at look at Schipol Airport (AMS). There are TONS of planes there. But... Google has no 3D imagery for that airport. Imagine trying to model ALL those planes in 3D. It's a huge amount of data and very complex for the user's computer to animate. It's far easier on both ends to just remove the pla...Jump to post
If you ever had the chance to use Google Maps 3D/"Globe" features, panning around in all three dimensions, when there *were* airplanes, you would have seen that trying to model the planes themselves in 3D was almost impossible, both because they are transient objects and because they're ge...Jump to post
I did not realize Compass had lost its Delta contract as well. That leaves TSH with just GoJet, as many others have said. The CRJ-550 idea is cute, but I don't think it'll last.Jump to post
GoJet recently lost Delta flying, so now they only have United. And with Trans States leaving the picture, the overall Trans States Holding operation is getting considerably smaller. GoJet is marketing the hell out of the "CRJ-550" which is literally just a CRJ-700 with fewer seats so it o...Jump to post
1799 DFW-LGA-DFW is an A220 per delta.com that appears to be a flightaware glitch. It’s a regular scheduled revenue flight. 8947 is a charter, and DL has been using the MD88s for NCAA sports charters, typically basketball and hockey. 8 Flightradar24 shows N958DL southbound and northbound. Yes, 958 ...Jump to post
I mean, when you've got that much airplane and nothing to do with all that space, why not just throw in a swimming pool and be done with it? Petting zoo? Uh, how about the Air France art gallery concept? Airplanes move people from A to B. No one says, "I'm going to go to the bar; I'll just by a...Jump to post
So building the whole damned airport on fill was just fine, but adding a runway condemns the whole bay into extinction? Got it. GF Does this really need explaining? The Bay Area in the early-mid twentieth century is a much different place than California today. Very very few people would support la...Jump to post
Sorry, but what's the point of a CURB in the first place if not to GET PICKED UP? I didn't fly there to walk to my final destination. Does it matter whether I'm being picked up by family or friends or a rideshare? What choices am I going to have left? I mean, what vehicles are *supposed* to use the ...Jump to post
The flight did two missed approaches in KATL. At that point, the crew likely felt that they did not have enough fuel to divert to a more reasonable alternate (KAGS, KCHA, etc.) comfortably. Remember that airlines are only authorized to fly to certain airports, so even though there may have been rela...Jump to post
This article is a poorly-written attack and nothing more. What "international terminal" are they referring to? The terminals built in the 1950s were perfectly adequate and normal for their day, and continue to serve perfectly well as domestic hubs. They're old, but they have aged relativel...Jump to post
Yes. This happens quite frequently. In addition to the mainline examples given, regional airlines frequently need to stop on "half-con" flights, if you will. For example, United Express flies EWR-SAT and Delta Connection flies LGA-IAH. Both of these frequently need to stop somewhere along ...Jump to post
For those who aren't familiar, this is the FAA's official national airspace status page. It's very simple to read. https://www.fly.faa.gov/ois/ As of 0040Z, when I'm posting this, EWR, MDW, and ORD are in GDPs (Ground Delay Programs). EWR EDCTs average 55 minutes, MDW 93 minutes, and ORD 378 minutes...Jump to post
The Google Maps satellite view shows the 2 in the photograph in the original post as well as a third, parked elsewhere. The picture includes many other aircraft, almost all Airbuses. One stand has an A350 and a 777-200, both without engines...Jump to post
Zeke, "mayday" does not mean you are actually below 30 minutes; it means that the flight crews has reason to believe that they are going to be below 30 minutes upon arrival. That is when the emergency exists. The declaration of emergency comes when the flight crew no longer feels that the ...Jump to post
A lot of subjectivity is being left out of the discussion. The dispatcher who planned the flight has considerable leverage over how much fuel to put onboard. Some dispatchers plan considerably less than others, and airlines often emphasize the importance of doing so since carrying thousands of pound...Jump to post
I was looking at Norwegian Air Shuttle's career listings, and the majority of their operations/support positions seem to be at BCN. As they are headquartered in Norway and have operating certificates in many places of which Spain is not one, I am confused. Thoughts? https://www.norwegian.com/us/abou...Jump to post
The protocol here was and is very simple. If a passenger shows you that he is armed, and then demands to see the flight manifest, you put the plane on the ground - and fast. That's what the pilots did. The offending individuals were removed by law enforcement officers who were then able to verify th...Jump to post
Uh, yes. There's no competition. Working in the airline industry, seeing all 3 at play, it's clear that American is the generic big airline that really doesn't care. United still has way too many RJs and doesn't know how to distribute them. Delta could change a few things up as well, but its positio...Jump to post
Yes, this is an issue in PHX, as well as in all other airports where the temperature gets very high and/or the field elevation is high. It's also a significant problem in Las Vegas and Denver, as well as other airports around the world. The length of an airport's runways is of little help. Denver ha...Jump to post
The government should require that airlines conspicuously disclose the space for the class of ticket you buy. So, if you buy an economy ticket on a domestic flight, it should be made "plane" for you to see that, for example, "THE SEATING CLASS YOU HAVE SELECTED OFFERS 29" SEAT PI...Jump to post
Wow, good job to all the people posting the 7500, 7600, and 7700 squawk codes. Imagine how confused all the terrorists and hijackers will be when they figure out what the [drum roll] REAL CODES ARE!!!
Sorry. I'm new at the trolling thing.
This is far better than 3-3-3. In 3-3-3, two people (window seats) have to climb over TWO seats to get out to the aisle. In 2-5-2, only one person (middle of 5-bench) has to climb over two others to get out, and can choose which way to go. Everything else balances out between the two. So to me, 2-5-...Jump to post
This is normal. Almost every ramper and definitely every airline I've ever seen treat bags this way. And honestly, this is gentle compared to what goes on down in the baggage handling rooms.
This is normal.
This is normal.
This is normal.
We have no idea from the video where the runway starts. That said, I don't see why we all have to take such extreme sides. Yes, it looked a bit long. On a clear day with a dry runway, that's fine. Without objective evidence regarding where the runway started and so forth, it's impossible to say anyt...Jump to post
Uh, for all the folks saying that the plane will somehow stop flying adequately if the folding wingtips come off, erm... no. If they separated entirely from the rest of the wing, you'd have a very small drop in both lift and drag; a minor increase in thrust would make up for the decrease in lift and...Jump to post
All this talk of Cat I, Cat II for MMH doesn't seem to make much sense. The airport has no ILS, so there's no "CAT" anything. The only published approach is the RNAV GPS. The minimums for an EMB-175 are *TWICE* what they are for the Q400. The chart (https://skyvector.com/files/tpp/1805/pdf...Jump to post
If a country wants to subsidize its air carriers, why shouldn't it? In the US, airlines have proven that only a small minority are capable of handling themselves financially (and this is not surprising, given that air travel is the least efficient way of moving payloads). If a country values air tra...Jump to post
It's all the better if load factors are low. Republic's United fleet cannot go more than 50nm off shore, meaning that a direct route from EWR to HAV is impossible. The coastal route would be 1200 nm, and if EYW isn't viable as an alternate, these flights will have to carry fuel for MIA or CUN as th...Jump to post
It's all the better if load factors are low. Republic's United fleet cannot go more than 50nm off shore, meaning that a direct route from EWR to HAV is impossible. The coastal route would be 1200 nm, and if EYW isn't viable as an alternate, these flights will have to carry fuel for MIA or CUN as the...Jump to post
Not sure whether this has been posted yet, but this is the link to United's Polaris "progress tracker", showing how many aircraft/lounges have been updated/created. While the rate of aircraft updates seems average, I'm a bit taken aback by the slowness of updating airport lounges. http://v...Jump to post
United 2051 took off from TPA bound for SFO and immediately started doing short laps up and down the FL coast. Curious to find out what's going on.
This...is from Boeing???Jump to post
Sooooooooooo... have we established why the passenger was removed yet? We know that he was speaking Arabic and that he was thrown off the plane, right? Has SW commented on why they removed him?Jump to post
I'd be curious what impact this has on total gate-to-gate time. Arriving an hour early has got to wreak some kind of havoc on the gate planners' schedules at a busy airport. If the arrival airport were JFK, ORD, LAX, or anywhere else in the US that I can think of, an aircraft arriving an hour early ...Jump to post
CVR's can only be used by the NTSB for crash/serious incident investigation. The NTSB decided it didn't meet that criteria. The FAA is punitive - and CVR's can't be used for that. The FAA is not punitive. Especially when compared with other governmental agencies, but even independent of such a comp...Jump to post
I think some background would be helpful. Right now, all airlines delay flights using simple codes. These are fictitious, but examples would be "MX" for maintenance, "CC" for connecting crew, "AT" for ATC, "WX" for weather, and so forth. The codes actually get...Jump to post
Boeing needs to jump on the 787-11 as soon as humanly possible. With many prior widebody aircraft, they've waited far too long before making the final stretch. 747-8, 757-300, 767-400. The sooner they do it, the better.Jump to post
I mean, given that New York doesn't have any airports that aren't an embarrassment to the entire country...Jump to post