IMO, if in the future an aircraft does end up in a ditch/ravine and this risk was not taken on board then the Airport could be taken to the cleaners. Well at least now the FAA and airport are aware. The airport is public ownership no? Bit different to here in the UK. Even if they didn't reconfigure...Jump to post
I never really thought about doing this until now, but it’s technically possible to connect in a really small city between two hubs. Found someone who made a trip report video when he/she went from IAD to ORD, but instead of going nonstop they connected in a place called “Ogdensburg”. https://youtu...Jump to post
Anyone know when DL is going to re-start ORF-BOS or if thats cut permanently for now? I had previously mentioned B6 adding ORF-BOS nonstop service with ORF/PHF being one of the top U.S. markets traveled to from BOS that is not served by B6, even though RIC is close enough to Williamsburg and James ...Jump to post
I always loved this animated United commercial from 2004, during their "It's Time To Fly" campaign right after the launch of the Blue Rising livery.
They didn't just launch this project. It was officially unveiled this week but the prototype's been under construction since at least 2017 according to the article. And going public with it now is likely a calculated attempt to lure investors with the idea that families might consider private charte...Jump to post
The NIMBYs complaining about the "noise" from DEN should be forced to spend 30 minutes within 10 miles of any military airfield.
Airport spokesman Bryce Dubee told the Associated Press that officials do not believe the man was supposed to be on the runway when he was hit. Do these jounos really HAVE to ask these sort of questions?. Unless he was an airport employee, then it is most unlikely that he is supposed to be there. I...Jump to post
It's been two years since my last flight, and 10 months since my last trip anywhere via any mode of transport. Last flight was in late January - early February 2018, when I flew to JAX to visit friends. June 2019 was an Amtrak trip. I had a trip scheduled this July to Rome. I was due to fly TAP IAD-...Jump to post
Preparing to get stoned here...
The L1011. It's just...
AA is somewhat of a mess. Without MIA and their Latin America strength they would be in trouble. They have not leveraged DFW as well as DL has leveraged ATL. DFW needs flights to more secondary cities that are not served, bypassing ATL. Some examples.....CHO, ROA, SYR, ROC, Harrisburg Pa. Etc. DL c...Jump to post
I came across this trip report just in time, as I'm pricing July 2020 flights from Dulles to Rome and TAP keeps coming up as far and away the best value. Their onboard product looks impressive, and the meals you had in Economy look like things I can actually eat. Once the dates are set in stone and ...Jump to post
Looks like the MD-88 retirement at DL is starting to take effect in Virginia. Only 1 of 9 frequencies to ATL from RIC will be on an MD-88, as of March 1st. The rest of the frequencies will be 3 MD-90s, 1 B717, and 4 Boeing 737s. ORF is also showing mostly 737 and 717 in March. But it's highly varia...Jump to post
Maybe they are expecting a percentage of their passengers to balk at boarding "an ancient plane" due to the retro paint job so they added an explanation that it's a retro paint job and that was the most succinct way they could be obvious about itJump to post
The US does things differently because it works for us. Even the busiest domestic routes don't have 50 flights a day, and outside of the Boston-New York-Washington corridor there really aren't any shuttle routes either. Most cities have at most 5-7 daily flights to a particular hub, some really big ...Jump to post
December 2019 was the busiest December ever for ORF, and 2019 was the busiest year ever according to airport press release. https://www.norfolkairport.com/sites/default/files/December%202019%20Media%20Release.pdf https://www.13newsnow.com/article/news/local/over-339k-passengers-traveled-through-norf...Jump to post
Southwest isn't so much expanding as restoring what they cut in the wake of the AirTran merger. Post-merger Southwest was smaller at ORF than pre-merger Southwest without even adding in AirTran at PHF and later when they moved to ORF during the merger. For example, ORF-BNA was a daily year-round fli...Jump to post
As much as I personally dislike Southwest due to personal experience with them, I give them a lot of credit for knowing their target audience. They actively market their services to people who are typically brand-loyal people: regular NFL viewers. TV commercials during football games is probably the...Jump to post
How easily it's done aside, didn't Boeing deliver some 767s to 787 customers during that program's delay?Jump to post
Eastwind Flew them PIT-BOS-PIT back when they existed, week before Easter 1999. Arrived at BOS at 5:30 AM for a 7:00 flight. No desk agent, line 30 people deep. We did eventually get service and left somewhat on time. Nice new 737 NG. Return trip, Saturday night before Easter, no plane, no desk age...Jump to post
This is going to be the first year since 2003 that I have not flown even once in a calendar year
(Yes, I know there is still time but I have no more time off from work this year.)
I did take the Amtrak AutoTrain for the first time this year, so that's some consolation I guess
airplaneboy wrote:If that were the case, then WN would place an order with Airbus ASAP (although I understand delivery slots aren’t available within the next couple years at least).
DeltaRules wrote:How was AA able to park ~12 planes on the same day with no impact on their network?
I've never had someone take my seat, but I have had the person already sitting in the aisle seat refuse to allow me to sit in the window seat. He decided he wanted the entire row to himself and nobody was going to tell him otherwise. The FA caved to him and made me sit somewhere else. Then that some...Jump to post
According to Wikipedia, runway 32L is almost 11,500 feet long. How on earth did a B737NG almost run off the end?. From the blog post: The cause of this incident is not yet confirmed; some Russian Aviation websites report that the crew computed takeoff performance using a takeoff weight 15 tons belo...Jump to post
While PHF is struggling on the commercial passenger side, it is a relatively busy GA/bizjet airfield and the USAF uses the airfield for practice for the Air Force One/Two pilots and fleet. The airport has fallen far from their 2000s heyday, but I'm not writing them off just yet.Jump to post
Never underestimate the power of marketing to build a loyal customer base... I was booking a flight for my mother and I to go visit her sister (my aunt) for Christmas one year. At the time, I had status on Delta and was immune to bag and change fees, and this was before Delta launched their "Ba...Jump to post
Today (July 25) Michael Morisi pleaded guilty in federal court in Newport News to one count of wire fraud and one count of filing a false tax return. Sentencing is scheduled for November.
https://wtkr.com/2019/07/25/former-head ... ds-guilty/
The PeoplExpress fallout continues... On Monday, former PHF director Ken Spirito was indicted in Norfolk federal court on 18 counts of violating all kinds of federal financial laws involving the airport's secret loan to PeoplExpress. https://www.dailypress.com/news/airport/dp-nws-newport-news-airpor...Jump to post
AirTran briefly had a feeder service, AirTran JetConnect, using CR2s operated by Air Wisconsin. It lasted just under 2 years, from November 2002 until August 2004. They had another 2-year feeder service from 2009-2011 in Milwaukee, but it was not under the AirTran brand. Flights were operated by Sky...Jump to post
The DC9 series, especially the MD88 and the 717. I also really love the 757. The E-jets have been 50/50. My first couple of flights on them were terrible, but the last few were some of the best flights I've ever taken. I can't comment on widebodies as I've only ever flown on two, and none in the las...Jump to post
Cheesy web site. I think it goes quite nicely with the retro ambiance of the facility. Its supposed to be sorta cheesy. Looking forward to my visit there in October. I think it's really well done. There's lots of info and not links to nowhere or to information copied and pasted from Wikipedia. It t...Jump to post
But, of course, MD-80/MD-90, and even 717's have the same type certificate. True, but not really the point of this discussion. The JT8D supply chain has almost been shutdown for 4 years. How much longer are the Canadian niche 732 operators going to be able to keep their JT8Ds going? There's only so...Jump to post
In a surprise move, Allegiant just announced flights from ORF to CLE. I would not be surprised to see F9 do a similar thing in RIC, with flights from DEN/CLE/LAS to RIC, or restart flights over at PHF. Frontier has a decent-sized presence at ORF (much larger than it previously had at PHF) so don't ...Jump to post
2019 predictions: ORF Government shutdown causes local non-military federal workers (of which there are a lot) to reconsider travel plans. It won't be as bad as sequestration was, which affected the military, but it'll be enough to make F9 and G4 jittery. They won't make any changes directly because...Jump to post
Nice piece of airline history! Thanks for sharing.Jump to post
Every time I've connected at LGA the last several years I've had to ride a bus to a remote stand to board a CRJ.Jump to post
East Texas Regional Airport (Longview, TX), gets its code from the fact that it's in Gregg County: KGGG. Served by AA. That's the only "triple code" assigned to a US airport with commercial service, although there are a couple of GA and military airfields that have triples.Jump to post
They found a design that works, and works well, and have spent the last 50 or so years refining that design. When Boeing was designing the 787, remember the shark fin tail on the first version of the drawings? Engineers thought it would be a better design, but when they did physical wind tunnel test...Jump to post
1st flight ... RIC-DEN via an unknown hub but probably ORD 1st airline ... United 1st type ... Unknown, may have been a B720 (UA) 1st twin ... Unknown, may have been a B732 (UA) 1st 3-holer ...either a UA DC-10 or a Piedmont 727 1st quad ... B720 (UA) 1st turboprop ... The wretched Dash-8 (US) 1st h...Jump to post