Greetings from an engineer, though not one for that airline. Yes, we do a walkaround after many flights. Checking fan blades for damage is one of the things we must do. Most airlines won't do this at an outstation, but rather once the plane returns to home base. The first officer will do walkarounds...Jump to post
I'm curious to see what they end up replacing 767's and 777's with. I can hardly see how they'd afford a 787 or 330/350 new from factory. But they'll have to have something, sometime, obviously. I also think they'd be a great candidate for the C-series/A220, but at this point, that's just a pipe dre...Jump to post
Greetings from Anchorage... and there's basically no reason to come here this summer. The cruise season has been almost entirely cancelled by all the cruise lines. We're starting to reopen things this week, since our number of cases has been really low. But there's still a lot of distancing rules in...Jump to post
I don't know about engine choice. The bad PR on RR B787 engine problem may make CX seek other choices. Well, considering that this is a CONVERSION of a 777X order, which was guaranteed to have GE engines, I think it's a no-brainer that this one will go to GE. Plus Cathay has an existing relationshi...Jump to post
A few answers for you: The lifetime of a Q400 is not determined in years, but by hours of use and cycles, just like most other aircraft. The limit for the Q400, is 80,000 flight hours or flight cycles, I believe. So you'd need to know the hours and cycles of the aircraft you're asking about, in orde...Jump to post
If passenger demand remains weak for more than two years they will be forced to partner with Delta in order to have a sustainable Seattle hub (Alaska's bread and butter) by rationalizing supply and demand between Delta and Alaska so aircraft don't fly empty just to horde gates IMO. Your username be...Jump to post
"...when he slept with his child." What does that even mean? Like, he had a slumber party with the kids before I went to work, stayed up too late, and wasn't well rested. Or like, he's a pedophile? Something is obviously lost in translation here. I'm guessing you don't have children...Jump to post
So, I'm curious . . if they own all (most) of their planes and have such low debt, what is this huge amount of money for? Is it to continue paying their employees, i hope? If they're not flying at all, then they have few expenses otherwise, I'd think. Please tell me its not strictly to keep paying ...Jump to post
Given that, ultimately, terminal 2 is coming down, and terminal 7 is intended to shoehorn in to a modestly "expanded" T8, I wonder if they'll even bother reopening these buildings.
I guess it will depend on how swiftly demand recovers once this eventually blows over.
What's up with N634VA, titles removed, engines removed, parked in Marana?
Maybe I missed it up thread somewhere...
I flew them twice at the end of last summer, and really liked my experience. They're a neat little airline, and Riga is a great airport to connect through. I do, however, question the wisdom of replacing a 70 seat turboprop with a 145 seat jet. I figured that, at minimum, they'd order A220-100s... b...Jump to post
Captain seems to have been so shaken up he couldn’t park on the centerline ! The left wheel on the centerline is actually very common; JAL crews, for example, are famously skilled at it. It keeps the fuselage just that much further away from the jet bridge, which for some reason, some crews feel mo...Jump to post
I stayed at the TWA hotel in September, and absolutely loved it. Yes, there are some teething issues, as the various travel bloggers reported. But overall it was a very cool experience, and I've already booked a stay there for my next overnight layover at JFK. The pool and bar on the roof are just i...Jump to post
I'm concerned about Emirates, too. Looking at the JFK route, JFK-DXB I mean, on Tuesday, 202 and 204 overflew the conflict zone of Iraq, very near the border with Iran. On Wednesday, ONE flight overflew Iraq, while the OTHER flight avoided conflict airspace altogether, opting to fly over Egypt and S...Jump to post
A truly tragic happening, just horrible. That said, it's practically inconceivable that an "engine fire" or other technical issue would destroy an aircraft within 3 minutes of departure, IN THIS FIREY WAY. On the other hand, I can't think up any reason that Iran or rebels would shoot down ...Jump to post
Those routes were once a week, or in one case twice a week... clearly there wasn't much demand to be had, there.Jump to post
The 717 is certainly NOT Fly by Wire. Yikes... no. Otherwise, had MD gone it alone (rather than buying Boeing with Boeing's money), I think we'd have seen some family development. But the MD-90 HAD to have a better wing, or it was all moot. Bigger engines are great for climbing, but if the wing can'...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
I can't believe it has been that long.
And I don't think things would really look any different, at THIS point, if it had been on schedule.
Everyone and their dog still ordered a bajillion of them.
EIS was rough, but it seems like a pretty reliable bird now.
Be that as it may, it somehow looks much better for Air Baltic than it does for Lufthansa.
For one thing, Air Baltic is a bit of a low-cost carrier, of sorts; Lufthansa is a full service carrier with a megacheap paint job.
And I'm not quite sold on new SAS yet, either.
It's hard to imagine LAX or SFO without a Qantas 747 somewhere in sight!
The only QF 747 I ever flew was last year, SYD-LAX. It was a fantastic flight! And unlike some other 744 operators, the onboard product was very up-to-date.
I believe it's off to Condor in Germany as D-ABOO. For a jet that only sold 55 units, they seem incredibly cherished. The airplanes are very, VERY good at meeting a very specific niche. It’s easily the cheapest way to shuttle 200-275 people on some very impressive distances. United flies them on ro...Jump to post
AA has or is purchasing more used A319s this time from AS. Trying to find out the numbers. AA is putting out bids to vendors for the interior mods. An interesting rumor. But with what equipment is AS going to backfill those 10 A319s? They just converted them to the AS standard within the past year ...Jump to post
Geez, waste $$ Boeing 738Max, Airbus 330NEO, A220 engine, Airbus 320 NEO engines and B787 Trent engines too many issues. than old times 707, 737-200,727 DC8 or DC-9 less issued I don't understand old technology was fine and new technology are having more problems. The computer can't read it people ...Jump to post
In no way was N431UA at the limit Oh, I didn't mean to say that I thought they were at the limit; I simply meant that, since Airbus had extended the life on the planes, I am surprised to see them retired now. When AA retired the ex-Braniff A320's, I was not at all shocked. Those things were line nu...Jump to post
I thought Airbus had upped the LOV on these planes by a pretty significant margin.
That said, I'm puzzled as to why UA parked these two at all. 23 isn't THAT old. And, as mentioned, they're taking second hand aircraft, so it's not like they're trying to get out of the fleet altogether.
TOO SOON! lol
radone wrote:Keeping aground an airplane for any reason different of technical/commercial issues or passenger safety is factually close to plane hijacking.
I recently discovered these videos about "The Canyon" art installation that is being installed in the new terminal. I had seen renderings before, but the videos make it seem much more impressive. https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=q7rVnIZ_97o https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=3IbcerWlvbc Enjoy. Th...Jump to post
TripleA wrote:Ok, this is probably the dumbest post of the year on here
I don't know when this went live and it's just an illustration but each type in the UA fleet is depicted in the new livery here: https://www.united.com/ual/en/us/fly/travel/inflight/united-airlines-fleet.html Wow... that page looks like Internet 1995. Planes look worse there than in person; low res...Jump to post
Those buildings are beautiful; knowing Seattle, though, condos in them will be priced at $4 million a piece!Jump to post
Does anyone at the site even care? I just opened a link in the discussion board, only to have it redirect to a fake "Adobe" website and download a "Critical Flash Player Update" onto my desktop. Thanks very much, my flash player is already up to date. I already complained in a th...Jump to post
I'm getting phishing attempts ALL OVER THIS DAMN SITE. Photos, discussion threads... Everywhere. I've decided to stop visiting the site until you guys can get your crap together. Because 50% of the photos I click on, take me to a page letting me know that I have a virus, and the page reloads about a...Jump to post
Or they could just hold on to the A310's a while longer! I flew in one last week- it was really a shockingly good, modern experience. Fancy mood lighting, and streaming entertainment BYOD. Of course, 3-3-3 seating in an Airbus widebody is horrendous, but Transat flies their A330's that way too, so n...Jump to post
I flew on -ELD last Monday.
Yes, the cabin was very old. But the seats were pretty comfy. Sure beat the slim lines that we’ve all come to expect.
Aircraft D was actually the youngest remaining 747 in the El Al fleet. I guess it just came due for a heavy check sooner, or something.
You’re using a lot of flawed logic. And ignoring the fact that the DC-9 family is the same age as the 737 family; yet you’re telling us that Boeing took the 737 too far, and that would be cure by.........using the DC-9 frame instead??? Besides which, the MD-90 was rather uncompetitive even in its he...Jump to post