Great timing... Tons of people anxious to invest saved up money in "rebound stocks" and the general consensus is that ULCCs are going to be doing well. Plus currently any soft financials might be easier to overlook due to Covid, vs in a few years when they're competing with the other airli...Jump to post
I'm a big fan of GE Reveal bulbs. On paper they're about 2,900k but in practice they're not at all yellowish. They have either a filter or different ratio of colored LEDs inside to take out certain hues and it makes colors "pop" much better. We switched out all the bulbs and had some frien...Jump to post
DL5245 ALT-LIT diverted to PDK. Is that weather related? I'm wondering what could have come up so soon after takeoff to cause that change in plans? Also, why PDK vs just heading back to ATL? Can you link to FlightAware showing this? Currently DL5245 is taxiing for takeoff from ATL, according to Fli...Jump to post
DL5245 ALT-LIT diverted to PDK. Is that weather related? I'm wondering what could have come up so soon after takeoff to cause that change in plans? Also, why PDK vs just heading back to ATL? Is PDK even a legal alternate for DL and a CL900? They have ARFF there now I think - is that enough to make ...Jump to post
Will Breeze get any A220-100's? If their business model is to serve secondary airports, having a slightly smaller seat count could ensure higher load factors on new smaller markets. Are the variable costs between the -100 and -300 much different? DL going with a mixed fleet makes me think it's nota...Jump to post
Sorry if it veers from topic but any news on where F9 plans on sending XLRs? I can’t imagine they’re in a position for TATL flights. Perhaps they’re for South America or Denver (& others) to Hawaii? In a recent employee video CEO Biffe made reference that Frontier will be expanding its' Miami p...Jump to post
I'm surprised B6 doesn't consider 30 of the smaller variant. The A220-300 is too big for airports in the Cape Cod area, and would also require frequency reductions on routes within New York state typically served, pre-COVID, with the Embraer 190AR. 140 seats are overkill for some of their current E...Jump to post
In the current environment I can't see how concessions on work rules would get any work group to the cost savings needed. The problem right now is that the company is heavily overstaffed for the number of people flying. Changes in work rules generally allow the company to accomplish more work with ...Jump to post
Who's rewriting history? Point is Delta was planning on doing this and has been public about it since 2019. Internal decisions about this were not vague at all. The change fee was going away. So are you saying Delta was first by announcing elimination of change fees in December, 2019, and was going...Jump to post
I'm not going to let Delta rewrite history and claim any credit for the momentum to make this change. United beat them. Period. Could one be any more vague? This statement from DL's Eric Phillips Senior Vice President – Pricing and Revenue Management - in December 2019, as cited in the Investor Pre...Jump to post
It'll be interesting to see if this results in more people booking regular economy instead of basic. Between free carry-on bags and being able to pick seats at -24 hours, Delta's BE has generally felt like it wasn't as differentiated as some other carriers. So if they can get 40 pax to buy up to reg...Jump to post
The Amazon rumor makes the most sense to me
https://simpleflying.com/amazon-interna ... ine-rumor/
The FAA needs to finally get off its hands and get the damn pilot training database up and running. Darn thing was ordered after that Colgan Air captain pulled the way back on a stalling aircraft and his first officer without command retracted the flaps. The increased flight hours were a no brainer...Jump to post
n7371f wrote:This is the airline in which former DL/NW CEO Richard Anderson is rumored to be linked to. Whispers within DAL GO that RA is coming back to work for a ULCC. He lives in Houston.
IPFreely wrote:usflyguy wrote:So, ANOTHER wide body diversion for DL... definitely a rough start to 2020. First the 772 and now the 350...
Two 777's (one at LAX, one on LAS-CDG). Plus two 767's (one at POS/SJU, one at MAD). And now an A350.
Interesting article about engine swaps due to cold. https://www.popularmechanics.com/flight ... st-engine/Jump to post
Looks like the aircraft is still at LAX.
Is it normal for such a long AOG period after a compressor stall?
What makes the kits cost $200,000 per aircraft?Jump to post
Could you point to the frames grounded? I refer to https://www.flightglobal.com/fleets/emirates-begins-a380-retirements-to-support-in-service-fleet/134186.article Two A380s have been withdrawn from service at Dubai World Central (DWC) airport and will be used as a spares source for the operational ...Jump to post
Flew on the A220 for the first time this weekend. What is with the god awful noises with this plane while taxiing? If anybody wants to experience them go to seat 21a. Once airborne it is fine. I can only assume it is a combination of the brakes and maybe a fuel pump? It sounds like servos grinding ...Jump to post
Per each year? But it was 0% from 1989 (V2500) to 2014 (NEO) for NB's, and still 0% for the A320-200 airframe. Are you referring to tech that has not been introduced? Are you saying that the first A320-200 built and the newest one both have the same fuel efficiency? Yes, for the CEO. Haven't there ...Jump to post
My rights don't care about your opinion No problem there. That's what's great about this country is that we have the right to agree to disagree. I have a right to exist. you have a right to deal with it. This is not a matter of opinion, Where do you draw the conclusion that stratclub is saying you ...Jump to post
When we talked about this before, we were told by righties that CFA does not contribute to hate groups. Now, CFA says they will stop at some point in the future. That is zero excuse for contributing to hate groups in the past. BTW, "ramming our agenda down everyone's throats" is literally...Jump to post
So what you are saying is that there is probably about a 20% gain available from improvements that are known but not yet implemented for various reasons? What time frame would you estimate it would take to implement them all? My guess would be about 40 years. And since none of the ones you mention ...Jump to post
The 717s aren't gonna go anywhere for a while. Most of them aren't that old and there's plenty of A319/738/A320s that are older than the 717s in the fleet, and they all just got a big overhaul. The 717s will complement the A220s for a while, IMO. If DL were to be putting IFEs on their MD-88/MD-90s,...Jump to post
Do we have a "before" snapshot to know about when the change was made?Jump to post
When "go!" arrived in the islands years ago, after the demise of Aloha, the locals were happy that competition was there, offering lower prices. But the Hawaiian inter-island market is tough - distances (from the rest of the U.S.) and operating conditions (humidity and short stages) are f...Jump to post
7BOEING7 wrote:aerolimani wrote:, 2) Would not have seen the airspeed in the amber bar region/airspeed box flashing amber or heard the "AIRSPEED LOW, AIRSPEED LOW" voice alert (optional on the NG, don't know about the MAX), .
If the pilots were to push WN to buy from another manufacturer....... I wonder what would be the best direction? Gary says the fleet will probably be 60% Max 7 as 73Gs start retiring in 2022. I'm curious to see what the economics of the A220-300 are against the Max 7 and whether a Max 8/A223 combo ...Jump to post
These questions are a red herring. We all know, that AOA-sensors fail from time to time. It is a mechanical moving part, working in harsh environmental conditions. This is the reason, why essential safety systems of an a/c shouldn't rely on a single AOA-sensor. The real problem is not, why the sens...Jump to post
If you zoom in to Victorville on Flightradar24 and possibly Google Earth, the ramp and a taxiway are already shown full of Southwest Max 8s. That was updated pretty quick. On Google maps - still haven't figured out how to include uploaded photos on mobile, but here's a https://maps.app.goo.gl/FHfP5Jump to post
Boeing is not conducting Customer acceptance flights. Therefore no aircraft are leaving Boeing’s hands until this is all sorted out. I vaguely remember reading somewhere that the 737 production process has matured to the point where customer acceptance flights aren't typically needed anymore. Could...Jump to post
Based on various news articles, the Angle of Attack (AOA) sensor(s) on the Boeing Max seems to be a very complex system, and there are several reports of indicating that the sensors have provided bad data in the year and a half that the Max has been flying. This system seems to be relatively unreli...Jump to post
Boeing is saying they will have a software fix in 10 days
https://www.cnbc.com/amp/2019/03/15/boe ... -days.html
If it is determined that broken AOA sensors contributed to faulty activation of MCAS in both scenarios, is there a chance that some preflight checklist item, maybe as something as innocent as opening and closing the forward cargo door, is adding to the likelihood that the AOA sensor is being damage...Jump to post
No, it didn’t met stability standards at high AOA, the stick force gradient under the conditions MCAS works was light or negative hence the need for nose down trim. The other option, better IMO, was the addition of a pusher, which might have made tra8ning or common type rating more problematic. Gf ...Jump to post
I've read all 26 pages but I recall a post earlier, and I'm not about to look it back up cause my head is spinning, but some pilots were concerned with the compressor stalls in the Max. I believe I read that they were concerned with the surging and voraciousness of the stalls. I'm wondering if this...Jump to post
Pluto707 wrote:This never ending quest for cheaper flying just became lethal...
The -700 has done it for Aloha and Continental. I did OGG-SNA in a CO 73G in 2010. Im actually a little surprised AS hasnt put the 73G on SNA-Hawaii, it fits their HI M.O. Back on topic, Hawaii is hyper-competitive, and the consumer in this market is very price-sensitive, and fares are at rock bott...Jump to post