The livery looks like that of a chemical company. The only I can say I like is the font of its word mark.Jump to post
SFO was much larger. Although UA had acquired Pan Am’s Pacific routes in 1986, it was CEO Stephen Wolf who had designated SFO as UA’s primary trans-pacific gateway. LAX was not established officially as a hub by UA until 1995, but for UA, SFO has historically been its cash cow. For the past 30+ year...Jump to post
. I also didn't realize that UA still had a F/A base at LHR. The LHR crew base was opened in 1970 by Pan Am and came as part of United’s LHR asset purchase in 1991. There are still many former Pan Am’ers based in London, and a few who have been there since the original base opening in 1970. I was p...Jump to post
mmahpeel wrote:I adore the FRA, HKG and particularly NRT crew and am quite sad for them…
As the previous poster stated, LHR was the only crew base inherited from Pan Am. FRA, HKG, & NRT all opened 25 years ago...in the summer of ‘95. Each of the affected bases have Americans who will be able to transfer back to the N. American domiciles. Those who are not green card holders will not...Jump to post
Are people actually traveling to Florida in summer?Jump to post
For the record, CO and EA never shared/swapped each other's equipment....not by a long shot!! CO outright STOLE EA A300s, 722s, and had begun transferring EA 752s to CO for promissory notes of about 5% of their value when EA shut down. This is how I remember it as well. Eastern’s System One GDS was...Jump to post
I think this means that Family Airlines actually thinks they may have a good business model.Jump to post
There is simply no comparison between EWR and JFK. The only reason airlines fly to EWR is because it is cheaper than the main NYC airport. And then those airlines can BOAST that they fly to NYC. I have always seen EWR as the NYC version of London Stansted - i.e. not to be taken seriously by any ser...Jump to post
Under the circumstances, I think all airlines should be doing this.Jump to post
Just to report that I flew Taos Air From Hawthorne municipal airport to Taos and then on to Dallas last Thursday. It was my birthday gift to myself. :) The flight is excellent, a great experience to fly scheduled private, and everyone from the pilots, FA, and ground crew were super nice. There's st...Jump to post
No. No matter how inappropriate the passenger is behaving, we do not use physical force. In the United States, that is considered assault. The captain should’ve called for airport police to come and remove the passengers. As crew members, we do not touch customers.Jump to post
x1234 wrote:ndia needs to develop freeways like the rest of the developing world.
You can actually sort of see the titles below the white tape on that last photo. They certainly look large, and fairly plain typeface-wise. Not only can you discern the title, but with some basic photo manipulation you can clearly see two large "strokes" on the tail. They correspond to th...Jump to post
I think this is exciting.Jump to post
Yute Air Piper Navajo was enroute from Bethel to Kipnuk. No survivors.
https://www.adn.com/alaska-news/aviatio ... ar-bethel/
It happened in front of a strip club. I now tend to live my own life by the adage, “Nothing good happens after midnight.” Condolences to his family.
From the NYT:
https://www.nytimes.com/aponline/2020/0 ... -shot.html
It seams AA is suing DL over the use of term “Flagship”. AA thinks that DLs use of the term in relation to DLs description of their own DL One suite in their “flagship a350s”, or their “flagship DL sky club in ATL” confuses customers who may be looking for AA’s “Flagship First Class”, “Flagship Lou...Jump to post
For the sake of argument, let’s just call McGee Air Services an internal third party vendor rather than an external third party vendor. Regardless of who owns the vendor, the bigger POINT is that the McGee pay and benefits package is likely not commensurate with the pay and benefits package that AS ...Jump to post
I’m sure Southwest will get them.Jump to post
I think this flight attendant is in denial about her own behavior. I’ve seen and flown with similar types: Alone and single and not much going on in their personal life...so they fly a ridiculous amount of hours and hoard the money. In the EU cabin crew are restricted to flying 900 hours annually. I...Jump to post
Local news is reporting that one passenger has died.
https://www.ktuu.com/content/news/Plane ... 46322.html
From Yahoo/GMA: More photos. Looks like one of the props sliced through the fuselage.
https://www.yahoo.com/gma/high-school-s ... ories.html
"The red zone is for immediate loading and unloading of passengers only. There is no stopping in a white zone." "No, the white zone is for loading and unloading, and there is no stopping in a red zone." "The red zone has always been for loading and unloading." "Do...Jump to post
Up/downgrade would refer more to change in class of service for example -- you were downgraded to economy from business class. Yes, often times when an aircraft gets downgauged to a smaller one, some premium cabin customers may be involuntarily “downgraded” due to a smaller premium cabin size on th...Jump to post
LAXintl wrote:(for record Delux Air (JetSuiteX) is permitted to operate out of the FBO with an annual limit of 95.070 passengers. Should it exceed this it would need to relocate to the main terminal)
Source: County of Orange Airport Division
Getting back on topic, does anyone else besides me find it odd that the pilot did not cut off engine power before evacuating the aircraft?Jump to post
jayunited wrote:Jamake1 wrote:It doesn’t look like UA will be returning to PRG next season...
Why make the assumption where there are a lot of popular season flights from EWR that were left out of the announcement?
Some raw video of the immediate aftermath.
https://www.kcra.com/article/plane-fire ... a/28775959
https://www.chicoer.com/2019/08/21/plan ... e-airport/
Forgive my ignorance but I truly do not know the answer to this question I'm about to ask. Because of the contract NRT crews can't fly HND flights which leaves US based FA's. With so many new HND routes are some of the FA positions reserved for language qualified FA's or will UA staff these flights...Jump to post
BestWestern wrote:Aegean does what it does well. Very well.
https://mobile.twitter.com/NTSB_Newsroom/status/1124749355519553537?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw%7Ctwcamp%5Etweetembed%7Ctwterm%5E1124749355519553537&ref_url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.cnn.com%2F2019%2F05%2F04%2Fus%2Fjacksonville-plane-skids-into-river%2Findex.html The above link is from the NTSB Newsroom. The ae...Jump to post
A LOT of controversy regarding the first era of the SEA-NRT route. It started pre-Pan Am, in 1983 as you said, as part of the "Royal Pacific Service" launch, which included several cities in Asia, such as SEL, BKK, MNL, et. al. FWIW, United operated only three routes to Asia prior to the ...Jump to post
Apparently it wasn't profitable for UA and they didn't see hope for a turnaround, otherwise they wouldn't have ended service. That's not correct in the least. When we got the Pan AM Pacific division the DOT decided we didn't need the SEA NRT and SEA HKG routes anymore. And they wanted some other US...Jump to post
From CALTECH in the fleet/network thread: “From sources, the Gold Stripe and the Gold On The Globe is staying. Smaller logo on the fuselage.” So if true looks like gold stripe and gold globe is staying addition of smaller globe on fuselage. Only a few more days till we see the unveiling. I do not b...Jump to post
Article from CNBC on looming announcement:
https://www.cnbc.com/2019/04/09/jetblue ... antic.html
The white globe on the tail is too bland. I think there needs to be another color infused from United’s color palate to replace the gold in the globe. It looks too generic otherwise...Jump to post
My sense is that the globe will be more subtle. I think it will be positioned lower on the aircraft tail so that the eye sees past its horizon. This positioning of the globe is already reflected in seatback video screens and on forward cabin sidewalls of newly refurbished aircraft. As jph7291 pointe...Jump to post