Thanks for sharing your thoughts.
There are several other ongoing threads on this topic; I recommend you check those out.
Now the dumping of the Q400s is a little surprising for a couple routes out of SEA... During severe fog days in the fall in Seattle, those things are the only ones that come and go through all of it... Same for smoke days in OR and NorCal... I'd have thought they'd at least keep a handful for their...Jump to post
The BPE GPL's are extremely common "peanut" bulbs for PAX signs. The 3787 bulbs will probably work, but if you're putting the wrong voltage bulbs in, you should expect bulb life problems. FYI, some vendors will list it as "OL3071" while others will have it as "0L3071." ...Jump to post
For A-350s, LWS/E/D are the ones in the new Biz configs. They are "guaranteed" (though we know how that goes sometimes) on routes to DFW and SIN. The new seats, if you hadn't already read, DON'T RECLINE. You simply flip up a thigh pad and slouch down into the flat bed accordingly. To my su...Jump to post
These are the first photos I've ever seen of it, and I have to admit, it's worse than I expected.
Thank you for sharing the link.
Transcon fleet-types by routes from LAX by AA/US/CO/UA/DL/TW in 1995, according to Departed flights: Widebodies really started to be taken off routes that didn't touch BOS/NYC/WAS/MIA by the late 1990s, although a few exceptions remained. I flew a US 762 on PIT-LAX in Feb 2001, and I believe US con...Jump to post
Thank you for posting this; I hadn't watched it before. How sad that it was clearly made, for the most part, pre-merger announcement... and then it all came crashing down. Not sure I would call 360p high quality, it’s almost the lowest video resolution YouTube offers. 1. I watched it in 480. He didn...Jump to post
Really interesting looking https://www.jetphotos.com/photo/10054899 Thanks for posting that! It was uploaded over a year ago, but somehow I never saw it. In that pic, I can spot the lower empennage VG's, flap canoe points, revised aft wing-body fairings, a hideously ugly APU exhaust rework (but we'...Jump to post
The BA85 Vancouver has been heavily delayed for the last week at least on the 380 - wouldn't be happy being on that. Yeah I've been watching that, too. I'm booked on it later this summer; it has just recently switched to A380 service, and has been delayed by 2-5 hours ever since. Not enough slack i...Jump to post
Time to update the list of A220 sales campaigns 7. LOT (possibly a large order) 8. SAS (possibly a large order) With this past week's revelation that SAS will NOT be receiving any more cash injections, and will be forced to raise funds on the capital markets, I feel like any potential order just fe...Jump to post
Terminal expansion = moronic. Period. The limiting factor in NYC s airspace, which is arguably oversaturated as is. Lest we ignore how often JFK's taxiways swell during peak hours. The status quo is untenable, and ground expansion will only exacerbate issues. It's not much of an expansion. New T1 r...Jump to post
So this particular article states that Egyptair has had 15 of its 24 PW engines on the A220 replaced and they're waiting on the remaining to be replaced as well. That would be very interesting if all the fleet's engines have been replaced and alarming a bit. as of now, they are flying only 5 of the...Jump to post
Embraer is putting off its turboprop launch decision until next year. https://www.flightglobal.com/airframers/embraer-sees-turboprop-decision-in-early-2023-eyes-70-and-90-seaters/148851.article EPIC mistake, IMO. Fuel has never been higher. ERJs, CRJs, and old ATRs and Q400s need to be replaced. If...Jump to post
Still wondering why DFW won't build a connecter between C and E (or even the south end of D and south end of C). I believe all of the existing wAAlkwAAys were built before the skylAAnk trAAin was running; with that epic investment made, I don't expect the airport to build another bridge from AA-lan...Jump to post
I had to look it up. NW was the first A320 operator in North America. The first A320 was delivered on June 8th. 1989. The first flight was on July 1st 1989 from MSP-SAN. The second U.S., and (I assume) North American operator, was the second incarnation of Braniff. In August 1989, not long before t...Jump to post
airBaltic has said that the travel recovery isn't going exactly as they had hoped. So there's likely some fleet slack to enable these tours. OR, there was slack at the time that the tour was agreed to. And then a parts shortage happened later, perhaps. Regarding why you'd parade a plane from a dista...Jump to post
For what it's worth, from my armchair, I agree with him.
And moving the bigwigs to Washington, DC is NOT the right direction; it implies that Boeing plans to base their future on being a politically influential entity, rather than a leader in engineering or product relevance.
I speak as a mechanic who has done a number of hard landing inspections, NOT as a pilot who has performed them... But to me, it's far more concerning that they nearly departed the left main off the left edge of the runway. The touchdown is exaggerated on camera- it doesn't look that serious to me. T...Jump to post
Judging by the daily news at avherald, things seem to be drastically better. I understand PW took advantage of the pandemic slow down to develop, test, and implement improvements. There are still periodic issues--jetBlue had an A220 lose an engine this month, for example--but it's not at the alarmin...Jump to post
It looks like ANC-SFO is gone, and also LAX-DAL, both for late June to early July dates.
That's making it tricky to get from ANC to DAL, as it rules out both California connection points. And the SEA-DAL times are, at this point, suboptimal.
The point here with SAS is clearly what lightsaber wrote. SAS said last year that they want more real data from both the E2 and the A220 and thus leasing in both types before ordering. Almost sounds like they're trying to avoid repeating their 737-600 mistake... Meanwhile, in A220 land, I have some...Jump to post
OUCH!!! With the handrail up too? Pee pee test. I wish rampers would be more cautious when operating equipment near aircraft. Most of these accidents are totally preventable. Thanks for the feedback, F9Animal. I’m so glad you have enough proof of careless behavior to make such a statement. Please s...Jump to post
Not good news today about the 737-10 program. If the US Congress doesn't allow an exemption to flight deck warning system alert regulations then Boeing may scrap the larger, newest derivitive. The cost of meeting the new regulation if not certified by Dec 31st 2022 may doom the MAX10. I assume it'd...Jump to post
It's a bummer. I flew an AS A320 yesterday on a 4 hour leg, followed by an AS 739ER on a four hour leg. I'd take the AS A320 any day. They're both metal tube hurtling through the sky, but Alaska configured the A320 pretty comfortably when they gutted the VX interiors. And with the exception of the o...Jump to post
It baffles me that in other threads on this discussion board, we have one group of people panning the 737MAX (and rightfully so, perhaps) for having a cockpit interface that traces its roots to the 1960's Boeing products....... .....And yet another group of people who think it's a brilliant idea to ...Jump to post
While RR didn't say whether its entrant would be an AE derivative, it does advertise an AE 1107 "Growth application" that can produce 9,000 shaft horsepower, which probably would be enough for the 90-seat model. In my OPINION, 9,000 is WAY too much. The Q400 peaks at 5000, but you don't e...Jump to post
Why is a EAL using a Dynamic flight number, hasn't Dynamic airlines been assigned the the trash bin? EAL is essentially Dynamic rebranded. They still use Dynamic's AOC and never changed the IATA code. Well, that may be, but the IATA code is hardly to blame for poor operational performance. If they ...Jump to post
That makes JetBlue the largest A220 operator. I would think that at this point, they are just waiting on A220-500, which is the perfect A320 replacement. B6 hasn't taken delivery. How did those 100 E190s + 100 options turn out? B6 hasn't taken delivery?? They've been operating the A220 for months n...Jump to post
In regards to the latest blizzard recovery to a meltdown, yet again at b6, its increasingly obvious the operations leadership team IE Johanna and whoever is just after her, I believe a gentleman by Alex Bataglia, are inept. I can't wrap my head around how they keep doing the same mistakes over and ...Jump to post
akelley728 wrote:B757Forever wrote:
Ship 3209 is going to MCI for some time consuming structural work. The real estate in the ATL hangar is too valuable to tie up a spot that long.
What type of structural work?
https://media.twu556.org/2022/01/07103255/Letter-from-the-TWU-Local-556-Executive-Board-07JAN22.pdf According to friends that work there, the issue of inconsistency in holding employees accountable for infractions of company policies has been going on for years and years. From the link, it sounds l...Jump to post
Regarding DAL, I believe AS is only running three flights/day (one each to LAX, SFO, SEA). How are they able to maintain their gate without WN or DL trying to take it over (or at least being forced to share it like DL and WN do for one of the gates)? I flew DL out of DAL last week; WN was hogging t...Jump to post
Ummmm did it crash land down a hill? Or go over a speed bump? FYI I’m aware it was sitting on the ramp. Quite concerning it broke in half that easily from a fire. If I were a pilot or a passenger on any of those I would be scared right now a bump in the air might crack the airplane if half!!! Well ...Jump to post
Goes back to what I've been saying, we all have our favorite airline and we want everyone to fly them but the sound advise is to book a different airline entirely as a back up. Well, sure, and the "sound advice" would also say it's best to buy two new cars in case one breaks, and two comp...Jump to post
Could someone point me to a list of which 737-900ERs are ETOPS rated?
I see they've upped ANC-HNL to a 739 sometimes, instead of the typical 738.
I have gone into some detail with you on what is involved with painting any aircraft, and no aircraft paint process will involve painting over old paint. The old paint is always stripped back, the surface always prepared, and then, and only then the protective layer and polyurethane livery are appl...Jump to post
Man oh man, it sure is refreshing to see Boeing get beat up by a plane they try to suffocate with sanctions. I couldn't agree more. As a complete Boeing fanboy, I lost so much respect for them over that. In hindsight, they should have been minding their own product engineering, and making the MAX a...Jump to post
For comparison, greetings from Anchorage (PANC).
While PANC airport can indeed handle just about anything that winter throws at them, the one exception is... FREEZING RAIN.
Most airlines' deice charts and tables won't let them fly in freezing rain conditions, anyway.
So. HEL has my sympathies!
It seems they landed at IKT even though YKS was less than half as far and directly on the great circle route, IKT seems a very reasonable place to go but does anyone know why they wouldn't stop at YKS? Yeah Weather at YKS was -30 with Icing in the area. IKT was a relatively benign -1. There would a...Jump to post
Sorry, but I am about to rain on your parade! What difference does it make if the Flaps have both hydraulic and electric extension/retraction? You have a much bigger problem staring you in the face! How are you going to control the aircraft? With no hydraulics, you have no flight controls! FALSE. A...Jump to post
The manufacturing capability of early jet engine intakes was not what it is today. That's no surprise, of course. But with time, they developed the abilities to make more complex duct shapes in the inlet. Thus the inlet is effective across all ranges of power settings, without the complexity (and dr...Jump to post
I dont know about any of that, but as a west-coaster, I'd FAR prefer to connect at SLC than MSP, JFK, ORD (gasp), etc. Much simpler, smoother, low-key experience. And I know the locals hate the new terminal, but for those of us who fly (or, at least, pre-Covid FLEW) regularly, walking a couple block...Jump to post
Good; that's a nice, sensible fleet. The new aircraft should all be delivered by 2030 and will replace the Azerbaijan Airlines' current fleet of four A319s (one is in VIP configration), seven A320s (one is in VIP configration), two A340-500s, two B757-200s and two B767-300ERs. Well that list ignored...Jump to post
I'm flying in to Fairbanks today on AA, but I am concerned about the weather situation. AA has not issued a travel advisory. If my flight gets diverted to ANC, my trip will be all for naught. But I am hopeful FAI will stay open for inbound flights, and so far my flight is showing on time as schedul...Jump to post
iAmAlaska49 wrote:jeffrey0032j wrote:Any idea why brand new Max N920AK was delivered straight from BFI to ANC and has been there for the past day and a half?
They're installing equipment such as emergency equipment and oxygen bottles on it.
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