Question: Is there no idication / warning to the crew, when the load on the front landing gear becomes too light? Before it tips. Are there any load sensing devices in the front landing gear? The pilots might see a PSEU light, but sometimes that is too late. I've been able to get some information o...Jump to post
The economics of belly cargo (used to) make for some interesting things going by air. I'm in Australia and at one point I was in a business importing solar panels. Thanks to the cheap belly rates, the premium to have those shipped by air in small amounts was not much more than going by sea, and a h...Jump to post
No offense taken.... I worked as a ramper for EAL in the early 80’s in ATL, MIA and BNA. Mostly 8 hour shifts with some 12 hour OT shifts. On an average of 8 hour shift a gate crew worked 4-5 flights at ATL and MIA.....2-3 at BNA. Yes BNA was a Sr city, I was there on vacation relief. Yes there is ...Jump to post
I have to assume flight crews are similar in that I've seen Skywest FA's flying an Alaska trip then doing an AA trip. While it looks and seems efficient, things like company policies, operating procedures, and corporate branding are jeopardized. On another note, I'm under the impression WN staffs t...Jump to post
Like most things, it depends. Every airline does it a little bit differently. Most of the ULCC will outsource everything possible and may not have anyone employed directly by the airline locally at outstations. Some airlines prefer to have a station manager and sometimes supervisors or leads as dire...Jump to post
That, I feel, is gonna hurt them down the road (similar to defunct SX). As for the last part there, NK offers connections on certain routes. Why would it hurt them down the road?? Their entire business model is predicated on not having to offer connections - the fly wholly p2p routes that are attra...Jump to post
tu204 wrote:Still, why not cool the plane before boarding pax?
Who cares. She isn’t hurting anyone. People are probably saying these same things about “those dorks” watching airplanes and writing down tail numbers. Why blast her photo all of over the internet. That is kinda where I am with her too. She doesn't harm anyone and does her own thing respectfully. T...Jump to post
I know this is probably a long shot, but would G4 have any use potentially for A321's or even some A318's (if there's any available at this point)? The A321 could let them add more capacity on their busiest and/or profitable routes while the A318 could let them potentially tap into markets that are...Jump to post
Chugach wrote:alasizon wrote:usflyer msp wrote:Who is growing handling AA? I assume Alaska.
It is a third party company.
Surprised it’s not AS doing the ground work for AA there. AS used to handle DL in FAI before the falling out.
Here's some more info on the 2017 fire.
https://thepointsguy.com/2017/10/aa-hkg ... t-on-tape/
You can use the StaffTraveler app and request loads on certain flights, but since you have no way to earn tokens, you'll have to purchase one for each flight. Also, not that helpful, but day of in certain airport (MDW, LAS, and I'm sure others) the gate signage will display the flight load as a perc...Jump to post
Boeing757100 wrote:How expensive would maintenance be on this design again?
The VIP 800 started flying with the new configuration in August 2020. If you look, it is flying LAX-KOA, so I assume they needed one of the ETOPS aircraft. The 700 I'm pretty sure they are stuck with due to something in the lease, but I could be wrong. I'm not sure when they reconfigured though. It ...Jump to post
I think a new facility would be needed. IIRC the old building needed to be upgraded for security after 9/11...Continental opted out. I would love to see them at EFD...SGR would be an interesting option too...its runway is 8,000ft I think SGR would be the best bet in Houston outside of IAH and HOU. ...Jump to post
In response to people saying MIA, ATL, RDU: With only 6 planes in their fleet and leaving out of HVN? I don’t see it happening for a while. HVN is not big enough to get regular service to MIA, RDU, and ATL. I guess Avelo is not around long enough for me to get an idea of what they will do. It feels...Jump to post
On the Allegiant route map, they have blue dots and bigger yellow dots. It seems to me this is an indication of “focus cities” rather than normal destinations? That being said, with Portland being a new city, it seems interesting to me that they have the “yellow dot” without really knowing how any ...Jump to post
Are there plans to shut down the old TBIT bus gate operation in the near term now that Phase I of the MSC is open and traffic (especially international traffic) is down for a while? No, they may right size it but the thought was to keep it for contingency reasons and operation needs as they come up...Jump to post
Did the MSC open yesterday? Someone on YouTube has a video of a water cannon salute for a Vivaerobus flight that then pulls up to a gate at the MSC. https://youtu.be/UgtcDjwugFw MSC is “officially” open. Viva Aerobus was the first inaugural departure to leave out of the new “West Gates” of Tom Brad...Jump to post
There were rumors of Amazon opening TOL so that must confirm it! Interesting...maybe to help service Detroit? I also heard that SCX is going to be doing a PDX-FAI (Fairbanks, AK) route. I’ll be interested to see if that comes true. SCX did a LAL-TOL tonight..Another new route?? Here's an interestin...Jump to post
I work for an airline that only has 737s and this happens occasionally. Like others have said, the door is closed and latched. There is no danger of it opening. Either the gate agent failed to notice when the door was closed or the spring that hold the handle in the recess is loose.Jump to post
Pardon my ignorance concerning the King Air range - does the C90 differ significantly from the 200/300? Wondering why they don't see fit to still produce it if someone is interested, given that the King Air line will stay in place. The 90 serires has a smaller cabin, different tail, different landi...Jump to post
Question: Is there any oversight of the de-icing operation by the authorities in the US? As in, would the FAA issue standards and proceedures for the de-icing operation and check competences, or is it just a free-for-all? I was thinking of setting up in Nashville, I've heard there is a gap in the m...Jump to post
This is beyond gross negligence; this is almost criminal. Those agents could’ve killed everyone on the flight. Swallow your pride and say you can’t do it. Everyone from Trego Duran involved in making the decision to release the airplane like that should be behind bars. We haven’t had a fatal US mai...Jump to post
PSM and HVN seem more likely for those destinations in the northeast If G4 ever comes to HVN it'll be SFB and/or PIE. Long shots are PGD and MYR. The typical slam dunk New England-Florida lift. There's zero chance of LAS and LAX from HVN. Not off a 5,600 ft runway, in addition to the limited local ...Jump to post
Horstroad wrote:Besides all the technical issues there are legal issues. At least where I live, jet fuel is taxed differently to diesel or gasoline.
I can't imagine there's much money to be made by a third party employing people with only three flights a week (Considering the investments in the people (training etc, benefits, etc...) along with the equipment.) For the really small stations, there's not and the training is usually pretty element...Jump to post
April 2022??? Dang! I guess they're trying to capture as much revenue as they can by selling their schedules far in advance. It’s to help people use their credits and vouchers. A lot of feedback has been people aren’t ready to travel this year. Yup, SY has a lot of winter and spring break travelers...Jump to post
Generally, their first choice is to place it out to a ground handler to bid. When I started working at G4 we only had two flights a week and that was the only contract the ground handler I worked for had at that airport. It worked out pretty well for most of us as a part time job of 8-10 hours per w...Jump to post
sunking737 wrote:SY found that there was a need for a VIP congf for college charters, DOD and a few others. They took out all the Y class seats and replaced them with their old first class seats.
Looks like G4 is also changing their policies. https://www.allegiantair.com/passengers-special-needs "Effective January 11, 2021, the Department of Transportation will no longer require air carriers accept the transport of Emotional Support Animals. Allegiant will no longer accept reservations ...Jump to post
Southwest canceled everything in/out for the remainder of the day. Sun Country plans to operate their schedule with delays trying to meter out of the gates for deicing and runway closures to avoid excessive taxi times. Frontier is planning to operate their flights.Jump to post
I was not aware of the fact that it is legal to carry non-crew members on a cargo plane, but of course you cannot carry livestock without grooms. Could carriers theoretically sell seats on those planes, given that they often go to rather exotic destinations that are difficult to reach nonstop (or a...Jump to post
sunking737 wrote:SY sent their VIP/Charter (80pax) N713SY 737-700 to MCI for HMV..Its back in service, Did a charter out east this weekend. Not sure if its NCAA or not CMH-EWR, back to MSP. Today it did a MSP-CMH-MSP
The unanswered question to me is, how many more cargo planes will SY take on?? They have added 12 in less then 6 mo. A year from now will be interesting.... All things considered, I would guess they'll happily take ALL 737's Amazon throws at them. With pax business what it is, and no real improveme...Jump to post
The captain should have stayed on the flight deck. This is a customer service issue and the flight attendant and/or gate agent should have handled it.Jump to post
At the airline I work for, we can leave 10 minutes early as long as all checked-in passengers are boarded. If you are fully boarded and ready to go more than 10 minutes early then you need to call SOC and make sure the next station will be ready for an early arrival.Jump to post
And this is why I think HA would probably be best-served by purchasing second-hand A319s & A320s with relatively few cycles. They won't get the same level of utilization, but that's OK if the capital cost of the fleet is low enough. Parts are plentiful worldwide and there will be support for de...Jump to post
However, the MD-90 is on its own type cert. Actually, the MD-88 is also on its own type certificate. The MD-87 was the last under the DC-9 certificate. It is a bit different on the pilot side. DC-9, MD-80, MD-90, and 717 all share a common pilot certificate type rating of DC-9. Kinda like the Learj...Jump to post
Can Orange County change its zoning that effectively forces an existing, legal operation out of business? That is an issue to be decided, probably in the courts, but neither I, nor any of the experts here get to decide that. JSX can try to take its case to the courts, but it's exceedingly likely to...Jump to post
How much weight do airlines assume I weigh even they book new a seat? In the US: 190 lbs in the summer, 195 lbs in the winter. Those weights include your carry-on bags. These are based on Advisory Circular 120-27E. However, that is changing soon. with the release of the newest revision to Advisory ...Jump to post