What about the relatively big atr fleet? How do they fill these island hop flights? The majority of their ATR flights are the POS-TAB air bridge which is subsidized by the government. Other than that, they are really just filling the gap left behind by LIAT.[/quot 7 atrs on pos tab? Wow! They don't...Jump to post
I like the announcement but I have been to Ian Fleming Airport and it is not equipped to handle 76 passengers all at the same time for passport control. They might need to erect temporary facilities outside or only let off a certain amount of passengers at a time if it is a full flight. It's been a...Jump to post
Effective March 16, 2022, ANU is dropping the mask requirement, and the need for a Covid test will no longer be required for vaccinated travellers. Carnival should be on come July/August. ANU is certainly trying to capitalize on the upcoming summer travel season. Also, there's talk of a "new ai...Jump to post
baje427 wrote:Out of curiosity is there a reason AA tends to use the 737NG over the Max to BGI ?
Has anybody seen/heard the story about a possible QR/BW partnership? And no, this is not an April's fool joke! ;) Qatar and TT are signing an air service agreement and it's probably just click bait, but I was curious if anyone closer to the ground has heard anything? Yes it was on their social medi...Jump to post
Congrats to BW on the new route, hopefully it is fruitful. Does anyone know how JY is doing on their GEO and ANU flights ? I've noticed even with it's fairly light schedule LI is still suffering with major delays. I believe that they are down to one plane, V2-LIG, instead of the usual two. LI has 3...Jump to post
The B6 flag waivers who are always putting down BW and saying that B6 is the best thing in the Caribbean be careful! B6 named worst U.S. Airline! Worse than Frontier and Spirit! https://www.cnbc.com/2022/02/06/worst-us-airline-is-jetblue-not-spirit-or-frontier-wsj-ranking.html?&qsearchterm=WORS...Jump to post
crjflyboy wrote:windshield fire ?
When is BW actually going to regularly start using the MAX? It appears the flight to KIN was a one off? Are they awaiting for TTCAA's approval? The introduction to the fleet process seems very long compared with other airlines. Pure speculation here on my part, but I know a part of the Max return t...Jump to post
JY E145 simply filling gaps in the schedule due to the shortage of E120 aircraft. Currently only 1 E120 operating a schedule which calls for 2 aircraft daily. E145 operated BGI-SVD-GND-BGI yesterday 15JAN22. Some BGI-GEO-BGI flights have also been cancelled to make the E145 available for other rout...Jump to post
There is a rumour that LIAT staff will soon stage some kind of industrial action throughout the LIAT network in solidarity with the approximately 500 former employees who have been fighting since April 2020 for severance pay and other payments owed to them amounting to almost EC$120m. Please note t...Jump to post
The question is, what regulation governs it now. As far as I know, its a VFR only airport, no runway lights, no approach lights, no VASI's, and the tower is basically a CTAF freq as the controller doesn't give takeoff or landing clearances. Nothing larger than a Twin Otter goes in there. That said, ...Jump to post
Q400 or earlier Dash? I’m aware of no checklist item on the early Dashes that require delaying gear retraction but don’t have the books in front of me to look. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Correct. Leaving the gear down for brake cooling or any other reason isn't a thing on a Dash 8 100/300.Jump to post
After a 21-month break VS has resumed flights to UVF from LHR (not LGW as before as VS no longer operates at LGW) from 18 December using the 333. Flights will be on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays. This is a turnaround as VS had announced its withdrawal from St Lucia from June 2020 but pulled fli...Jump to post
Better option for JY would have been the E120's into OGL twice daily like how LI did it. LI only ever had turboprops and OGL, with its 1,200m runway, can easily cope aircraft the size of ATR72s and Dash 8 300s but not with small jets like the E120 which, fully laden, require take-off runs exceeding...Jump to post
interCaribbean Airways (JY) launched its inaugural BGI-GEO flights on 17 December using the 50-seat E145. Flights are daily on Wednesdays and Saturdays and double-daily on the other days of the week. The ground handling agent at GEO is Roraima. The airline says it plans to train Guyanese cabin crew...Jump to post
AirKevin wrote:But why would the pilot be taking a picture of the fact that they landed at the wrong airport.
Apparently a passenger was able to make it all the way to Miami with a loaded gun departing BGI. I suspect this will have repercussions. https://barbadostoday.bb/2021/12/03/man-flew-into-miami-from-barbados-with-loaded-handgun/ I find this is quite interesting given BGI security have been known to ...Jump to post
Recently there was a thread about DL201 (JNB-ATL) diverting to BOS (sorry, couldn't find it to reference it here). Anyways, several people asked why not divert to SJU as it is the closest US port on the route. Many responded perhaps its easier to get an A350 crew to BOS than SJU. Well today, 03Dec, ...Jump to post
baje427 wrote:LimaFoxTango wrote:Caribbean007 wrote:They has been flying and looks like its not a problem.
Fun fact. An ATR 42 has more baggage capacity (weight and space) than an E145.
Interesting how about the Dash 8's ?
Caribbean007 wrote:embraer175e2 wrote:danipawa wrote:
they are running charters since October, seems they are doing well
Can the e145 handle the caribbean loads and baggage?
They has been flying and looks like its not a problem.
novarupta wrote:caribny wrote:Wonder which routes will the MAXes be used from January?
No surprise if they start with the Caribbean legs (458/459/414/415) between KIN and POS initially. (For crew/staff familiarization?)
f I get food poisoning your instructions are to continue to destination. Do not divert. Declare an emergency if you desire but it’s not required. Land the plane at the intended destination. Let me die, log your PIC time. Move up one number closer to upgrade Wished there were more captains like you.Jump to post
As already known 9Y-CAL is in POS, the config is 16J, 36Y+ and 108Y, with J having PTVs and recline. Y will have BYOD Video of the interior is posted https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=akP2JqXMBN8 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Om9Q17OF1iI Well the video has been taken down. I hear CAL dont want folk...Jump to post
Although not announced anywhere yet, JY is scheduled to operate BGI-ANU-BGI twice a week starting 18th December with the E145's. Aircraft originates in GEO and does GEO-BGI-ANU-BGI-GEO. I believe that most of the GEO-BGI flights turn around return to BGI, but I think that on Wednesdays and Fridays ...Jump to post
The question is how can an airline from the Turks and Caicos have all these extraordinary rights to have a number of 7th freedom flights away from its base. Turks and Caicos are also not a signatory to the CARICOM aviation agreement, so how can they be given these rights legally? The DR airlines ar...Jump to post
Does anyone know if JY will be basing an E145 in BGI or will they be routing them through for the GEO service? E145 are being based in GEO from the looks of it. Flights originate in GEO and end in GEO nightly. Some days ground time is BGI is several hours on days not operating BGI-ANU-BGI. Thanks f...Jump to post
It's usually when the flight crew writes up that the nose wheels continued to spin after gear retraction. Is the cockpit crew able to feel it, or is there a warning of some sort? Depending on the aircraft type, it can be heard quite clearly in the cockpit and sometimes yes, you do feel a bit of vib...Jump to post
Saw two different WinAir Twin Otters flying over STX today. They didn't land, just left SXM and returned to SXM. Found this very interesting, as WM does not have landing rights in U.S. territories. Are they intending on serving STX once SXM eventually goes back to FAA Category 1 status? More than l...Jump to post
Such a project for forward entry door already exist. There are older models of ATR 72's out there that has front passenger entry doors. This option considerably reduces baggage capacity however as it takes away from the forward baggage hold. As far as I know, this option is only available at the tim...Jump to post
Each pilot at Cape Air has their own callsign, which is seperate from the segment’s published flight number. A given pilot will fly with his or her callsign throughout his or her career at 9K. I have a lot of time in that airplane and flew to Ptown regularly. It’s unforgiving. I won’t speculate suf...Jump to post
BW today announced the resumption of POS-MCO-POS (Mondays and Fridays) and POS-SLU-POS (Mondays and Fridays) both beginning this Monday 16th August. Very short notice it seems. Cheers, AA1818 Well with BW being the only airline operating into/out POS, I'm sure they can add these flights short notic...Jump to post
Duct taping any passenger to a seat, as happened on F9 last week, and now on AA this week seems like a huge liability issue. What happens in the event of an emergency evacuation if crew can't get the tape removed in time and the passenger is stuck? I'm willing to bet its against regulations to duct...Jump to post
AA has changed to the MAX from Sept 7/8 out of GEO. I tried to buy a ticket this week from JFK to GEO and BWs fare was higher than both B6 and AA and flights were sold out afterwards. BW seems to be holding its own against the two US based airlines. Maybe someone can tell us of the loads. The loads...Jump to post
Dropped off a friend at the airport in TPA recently and did some sightseeing from the top floor of the parking garage before leaving It was almost dark but I could make out some equipment next to the right main landing gear of a Frontier A320, looked to me like they were changing a tyre but then I ...Jump to post
Frontier Airlines to start MCO-ANU in December Antigua and Barbuda will welcome the start of year-round service by Frontier Airlines for the upcoming Winter season. The US based, low-cost carrier known for its attractive rates will make its inaugural flight to Antigua on December 4. The service will...Jump to post
AA is launching MIA-AXA and MIA-DOM starting Dec 11 and Dec 8 respectively. Both routes will be flown with the Embraer 75 and will be twice weekly. MIA-DOM 11:00-15:21 (We,Sa) DOM-MIA 16:24-18:55 (We, Sa) MIA-AXA 10:50-14:49 (We, Sa) AXA-MIA 15:40-17:53 (We,Sa) This should be hugely beneficial for ...Jump to post
There is currently no "legitimate " night life in BGI given the curfew. Covid cases on the island are once again on the rise coupled with the Delta variant it's unlikely there will be nightlife in BGI for a while. Not sure where in Barbados you are based- or what experience you are speaki...Jump to post