The A220 production now equals the B717 production at 156: Lightsaber That's very interesting indeed. It took the 717 from EIS in 1999 to 2006 to reach 156 deliveries. Granted, had they launched the 717-300 for American et al, I think they'd have sold far more. But they didn't. Boeing ultimately of...Jump to post
The problem they've had is they began operation in Jan 2020, right before COVID. So they are trying to do everything with the little staff they have all while trying to stay profitable. Cedar Well, have I got a news flash for you and Eastern: This year, ANC is the darling of the domestic US travel ...Jump to post
So anchorage is canceled for sure? Seems like it; I tried dummy bookings yesterday on Eastern's website, just ANC-JFK or JFK-ANC, and scrolling through the month calendars, ALL dates are greyed out. Previously, the once a week service showed up as blue and clickable. But while ANC is still in the d...Jump to post
I have not heard one positive thing said about the ex-Flybe Q400's by anyone, ever. Flybe was cash-strapped for ages, and had a real hard time keeping what is already a very needy (Bombardier prefers the word "sophisticated") fleet type going until the end. They're in rough shape... to put...Jump to post
Greetings from ANC. I'd love to see their beautiful 787's here. Caught a couple last summer, as they snuck through for fuel or whatever. Sure were pretty. But I'd advise against them making tech stops here on US-bound flights; currently, the PAX would have to go through customs here. Although I do b...Jump to post
https://simpleflying.com/flybe-collapse-dash-8-operations/ Now the real issue become clear. Well that's not exactly new information; everyone on a.net is aware that Flybe shut down, and that LGW/Austrian/Baltic parked theirs. That this created a glut of unwanted aircraft is self-evident. I think th...Jump to post
The A220 assumes high fuel prices. Either the cost of building with carbon fiber has to come down or the cost of fuel has to go up. Till then I expect Airbus to continue manufacturing it at low rates. Should fuel prices go up for political or other reasons Airbus has manufacturing and service in pl...Jump to post
If you check out the “historical seating charts” of departedflights.com, you can see that TWA often used a number-number convention for designating seats on wide body aircraft. (As opposed to number-letter). For example: http://www.departedflights.com/TW7471092.html Gotta love that 747-200 seat map...Jump to post
I am confused..Aren't turboprops better suited and cheaper to operate on thin routes (of short distance too) where capacity of 100+ is not needed?And the Q400s are fast not like the ATRs, so flying difference compared to an Ejet is not that great.. 1. Fleet simplification; for an airline the size o...Jump to post
No. Cheap, uninspired, poorly conceived. I like Lufthansa. But this livery takes "minimalism" to a new level of laziness. And the yellow squares by the boarding doors... was just ridiculous. "We literally have no idea how to incorporate our OTHER color, so we'll just paint a patch... ...Jump to post
For what it's worth, AA just added DFW to Eugene, a 1,600 mile E-175 flight. Per AA.com the block time for flight #4061 DFW to EUG is 4:20. Having flown many DAL-SEA/PDX runs on the ERJ-175 on Horizon/Skywest, I'm here to tell you it's not a bad plane for it, HOWEVER, the Lavatory tank often fills ...Jump to post
Greetings from Anchorage; I hope you do decide to visit! The domestic carriers went gangbusters on ANC flights in 2020. While everything else was slash-and-burn, for example, AA flew the DFW and ORD nonstops for a longer season than I've ever seen before... well into October, which I took advantage ...Jump to post
Greetings from ANC, where we'll gladly take the capacity... now, if we can just get AA to bring their 787 back...Jump to post
Oh I definitely have a lot of nostalgia for it. Acres and acres of brown painted everything. EVERYTHING. And the two derelict Braniff (Braniff II or III I guess, whichever one revived the "Ultra" scheme) 727's parked at the end of one horseshoe (I was too young to know which terminal), one...Jump to post
Surely this topic is covered under the Alaska Fleet (and network) Thread?
https://www.airliners.net/forum/viewtopi ... &t=1456065
Mahan Air's EP-MNB is regularly flying between Tehran and Kehrmann. Interesting! Last photo of the cabin shows Mahan simply kept the United rainbow-era seat covers... what a flashback! Unfortunately, for a US citizen, Mahan flights aren't really an option for me. It's too late to update my post, or...Jump to post
hoons90 wrote:Asiana still flies their sole pax 744 to Changchun and Nanjing.
Gosh, at this point, who is even left?! I can only think of: Air China - Three 744s, including the ex presidential plane, are still flying domestic hops mostly between Beijing, Sanya, Madrid(?!?), and Shenzhen. Air India - VT-EVA is still flying between Kolkata and Delhi, but the other three birds h...Jump to post
It amazes me how a NEO is thrown around casually. Lightsaber You're lecturing the iPhone generation. And even some of us "older" folks have slipped into the same mindset; this is 2021, so it's automagically time for Samsung to make a "new" phone, apple to make a "new" ...Jump to post
jbmitt wrote:I think Alaskans have a high propensity to travel.
I’m confused why loosing your number one electrical generator would cause you to loose both nose wheel steering and braking, considering those are functions of the hydraulic systems on 99% of the airliners out there? Even if you taxi single engine and loose the hydraulic pump, you can still stop vi...Jump to post
If I recall there is also a lube point at the bolts. So it gets removed at every wing lube visit. Same with the little diamond panel in DL_Mech's pic. Actually, no. I've lubed many, many 737 flaps and I usually have access to grease fittings that will let me get to tricky lube points without removi...Jump to post
Probably due to Weather here today. ANC was snowy all day with a visibility of 1/2 mile. Nothing that happened here today would prevent an otherwise airworthy widebody airliner from landing here, as evidenced by the several dozen that did so, along with Alaska Airlines 737s, Delta's flights, and ev...Jump to post
Austrian Airlines to ground all B777s and A320 family aircraft. It's winter flying will focus on using B767s, E95s and Q400s. https://www.austrianaviation.net/detail/aua-mottet-a320-und-boeing-777-ein/ What a shame. Fingers crossed for their long-term success. In my dream world, Austrian re-fleets ...Jump to post
One Mile At A Time, every time. The Points Guy USED to be fantastic, and there is still some useful info there, but in the past 2-3 years, they've become complete sell outs. They even pulled an article that was critical of one of their sponsors, and the author of that article no longer participates ...Jump to post
Regarding cabin noise: The Q-series updates to the Dash-8 family feature ANVS. This Active Noise & Vibration System uses technology somewhat similar to Bose noise cancelling headsets; but on the Q400, it's very complicated. Something like 80 microphones sense noise amplitude, plus four accelerom...Jump to post
Oh brother. Here we go again.Jump to post
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