Yes, probably 100+ types, the largest being the 747-400.
My educated guess would put my stats as follows:
Integral Airstairs: 25%
Mobile Steps: 45%
None Needed: 5%
The latter applies to the really small stuff like GA or Islanders where you just step up into them.
Interesting thread. Logging multiple airlines is one of my interests. Still, it was surprising that I found so many long streams - 15 is the most I could see, but this increases to 23 if you counted GA. x9 MNL-MPH ... SEAIR ... Do328-110 MPH-CEB ... Asian Spirit ... CN 235-110 CEB-MNL ... Philippine...Jump to post
At some point I plan on converting a section of aircraft fuselage into a small office / music room space. It will sit in our woods overlooking LGW, so the front will be fully glazed for the best view. To get it in place, we'll need to bring it through the woods, so I doubt anything larger than a 5 a...Jump to post
That's quite a bit in the past since nowadays most LCCs are using the A320-series. Are they? A whole bunch disagree. EasyJet, Vueling, Wizzair, Spirit, Frontier, Allegiant, AirAsia, IndiGo, Air Arabia, JetStar, etc. are all on the A320 series. The 737 series is just Ryanair and Southwest, furthermo...Jump to post
I'm not personally familiar with the VS system, but I know some people who are. I'll look into it! Speaking from my experience however, the easiest answer is to look at a VS route map, and then assume each of your AKEs has been to every dot on that map many hundreds of times. Thank you! That would ...Jump to post
Each AKE has a tracking number (usually it’s AKE12345XX with the airline code instead of XX) For most airlines I’ve worked with, once it’s loaded onto a flight via whatever load control software they use, it’s status goes from the airport to in transit, and then to whatever the destination airport ...Jump to post
The A321XLR isn't a good replacement for airlines with a 787-8 sized appetite. Take AI for example, pre-pandemic, they flew their Dreamliners far and wide - from Kenya to Australia to Japan to the UK. Now can an A321 do that from a DEL hub? Yes, actually. The A321NEO-XLR can comfortably operate the...Jump to post
Well, I was wrong. https://www.msn.com/en-ie/news/world/eu-leaders-agree-belarus-sanctions-after-plane-hijack/ar-AAKkS1q?ocid=BingNewsSearch The European Union has agreed to impose sanctions against Belarus, including banning its airlines from using the air space and airports of the 27-nation bloc,...Jump to post
There are possibly some unusual sounds in that video. My money would be on an element in the structure failing and the loads were being redistributed throughout the structure. If the shaking was relatively short then yes, I'd be inclined to consider it being a structural member under tension failin...Jump to post
Yes we are considering it, after helping a friend to install one in her home to filter chlorine that was causing irritation. It seems to have worked well. We think the equipment would cost about £1,500 here in the UK. There are a few issues though - firstly, our supply splits into three as it enter...Jump to post
Yes we are considering it, after helping a friend to install one in her home to filter chlorine that was causing irritation. It seems to have worked well. We think the equipment would cost about £1,500 here in the UK. There are a few issues though - firstly, our supply splits into three as it enters...Jump to post
I could really do with being in Porto next week to check and accept some goods before they are shipped. The problem - not one flight from LGW or LHR, just a single daily service on FR from STN. It's only a tenner but, considering I can see LGW from my window, it's a bit of a faff. EasyJet offers fl...Jump to post
Wheel, now door, I am curious when and where they gonna loose an engine :) They already have - although the prop stayed on. Maybe that will be next, I just hope it's not a smoking hole in the ground coming up next. I've had a few nice flights with Boutique, a real shame they are having these issues...Jump to post
You used to be able to do (and maybe still can) go RTW on SQ JFK-FRA-SIN-EWR (although it is 2 flight numbers, so probably technically not a RTW). They have currently cut the stop in FRA, making it a direct SIN-JFK and setting a new worlds longest flight by 3 miles. SQ deserve an honourable mention...Jump to post
I could really do with being in Porto next week to check and accept some goods before they are shipped.
The problem - not one flight from LGW or LHR, just a single daily service on FR from STN. It's only a tenner but, considering I can see LGW from my window, it's a bit of a faff.
Simpleflying isn't an accurate news source. This isn't confirmed.....just because an airline isn't flying the plane on a route and it was before, doesn't mean it's being removed from service. It means nothing, they use the airplane the way they see fit. Just because it's not on a route going forwar...Jump to post
Generally we have only good experiences with the Police. Recently they have been very helpful and proactive in advising us about dog theft - we have 7 which were allowed to roam our fenced land, until we had a few incidents with travellers attempting to steal them. They are also taking an attempted ...Jump to post
This is a vague recollection - but wasn't it something to do with the altimeters on Soviet types being in meters not feet, and the authorities deeming that this was not compatible with the checkerboard approach? IIRC Aeroflot began HKG with the A310, followed by Transaero with a small subfleet of DC...Jump to post
I don't see myself still wearing a mask. Of course during a serious global pandemic it is the responsible thing to do, but beyond that I (and those around me) have no reason to fear picking up occasional little illnesses, which will probably just help make my immune system stronger. As it is, I appa...Jump to post
Whilst I wish them all the best, I can't see how this is going to work. One of FlyBe MkI's biggest issues was the Q400 - it's isn't an optimal type for a regional LCC. Now a bunch of their key routes (read: profitable with a Q400) have already been picked up by carriers operating the ATR 72. It is h...Jump to post
I really don't see the extension making any difference - in my opinion it's an expensive and unnecessary white elephant and won't be elixir they are dreaming of. There are only a handful of stands which can accommodate anything larger than a Q400 - that's going to make for some interesting planning ...Jump to post
Well it's been a while, but I'm feeling more confident about international travel being less hassle towards the end of this year. Took advantage of an error fare, so we'll be visiting HNL in November for 10 days: ZRH-AMS ... KLM Cityhopper ... E190 AMS-LAX ... KLM ... B787-10 LAX-HNL ... Delta ... B...Jump to post
No, not any airline can.
But an airline with a business model that allows them to operate short routes (for geographical or other reasons) can do. I have hundreds of commercial flights in my log that are under 100 miles, not all of them involving crossing water.
I can see easyJet launching further routes from NQY.
Currently MAN and GLA have been announced, but I can see LGW, LTN, EDI and BFS as possibilities. I can also see BA CityFlyer operating LCY-NQY.
The big issue will be accommodation capacity - it's going to be packed.
Looking at it from a technical, not objective perspective, I can immediately think of one: Garuda ordered the 777-300ER, in part so it could fly a flagship (SYD-)CGK-LHR route... but then they 'discovered' that the pavement rating at CGK was not sufficient to hold a fully loaded 77W on a flight to L...Jump to post
Same goes for SkyUp flying Kiev to Zanzibar on an ordinary 737NG, not sure if they put the 700 or 800 on it. Quite a distance... Should be the 737-700. The 800 couldn't make it. However, the flight is quite unprofitable since even the 700 can't make it with a full load. The flight is about 3400nmi,...Jump to post
There was a Chinese billionaire that died in a helicopter crash in France a couple years ago (he owned a wine chateau). Rather than helicopters killing the rich I think we should look at it the other way, poor people are rarely onboard helicopters, so an helicopter crash is more likely to kill a ri...Jump to post
Lots of smaller fields in the UK - I'll count the ones I've at least stopped and had a chat / coffee at: Bodmin Biggin Hill Bristol Filton (now closed) Fairoaks Farnborough Kemble Northolt Popham Redhill (I need to change this, it's a mile from my house) Rochester Southampton Staverton Woodford Yeov...Jump to post
I think we can deduce that the poster meant to say 8 minutes. A few carriers have flown MNL-CRK in the Philippines, mostly with the Let 410 IIRC. I looked at flying it back in 2015, but regrettably couldn't tie it up. Going back a couple of years Blink were selling intra-London Airport positioning f...Jump to post
There will be mutual stiff competition between this new venture and CityJet / Air Nostrum - it could certainly refocus their stalled merger talks on the other side of the pandemic.Jump to post
I enjoy poking around hangers and aviation museums, so it could be a long list. That said, there are a lot of types that I've visited in museums and have then still managed to fly on later (Il-18, Il-62, Il-76, Il-86, DC-3 etc...) A321-200 NEO (London Gatwick) An-124 (Kiev Gostomel) BAe Hawk (variou...Jump to post
Indeed - between, Aegean, Air India, Austrian, Brussels, Croatia Airlines, Egyptair, LOT, Lufthansa, SAS, Swiss, TAP and Turkish, LHR has more potential onward connections than some actual StarAlliance hubs. One-stops via LHR aren't going to be competitive with non-stops to FRA, MUC, CPH, ZRH, IST....Jump to post
Just to clarify, while there is no Star Alliance airline with a hub at LHR, there is feed to the Star Alliance carriers that serve LHR and there are several Star Alliance carriers that serve it. So someone from BOS heading to BRU, FRA, MUC, CPH, OSL, ZRH, JNB, etc. could potentially be routed via L...Jump to post
b) Marketing: How important is the personal factor in sales discussions? It depends on the nature of the business and size of the deal but, ultimately, people buy from people. My background is in technology (SaaS), where a primary part of your job as a salesperson is to bring together the two coal ...Jump to post
Very interesting. Whilst the most costly, Option 4 would provide the opportunity to design an energy efficient, carbon negative / positive building. There should be enough room between the railway line and the centreline to design to Code 4E standards, which will more than suffice. I expect the larg...Jump to post
The same goes for Saudi airspace. No alcohol is served when cruising in KSA airspace. Somebody forgot to tell Qatar Airways this. The only time I have 'seen' Mecca was whilst flying DOH-GRU in 2010, and I was enjoying a rather pleasant Merlot with my lunch at the time. I was somewhat struck by the ...Jump to post
VirginFlyer wrote:Chatham Island and Great Barrier Island - you must have had quite an enjoyable trip to New Zealand!
I decided to do most of my travelling in 2020 during January and February, so it was actually a pretty good year for me. 352 airports, including lots without a code. Still missing Q and X mind. A: AAR, ABQ, ACI, ACK, ADD, AEP, AGP, AGT, AKL , ALA, ALB, ALC, ALP, AMM, AMS, ARW, ASU, ATL, AUH. B: BBS,...Jump to post
I just found out that the Argentine Air Force reactivated TC-54, a 1973 build Fokker F28-1000 Combi, and that it has been seen operating scheduled services in Argentina for LADE.
It had been preserved a few years ago after bring withdrawn from service
Runway length is actually fairly meaningless as a metric, what counts is the declared distances. The big issue here for LBA is the landing distance available - on runway 14 it's just 1,802m and only 1,916m for runway 32. That is quite limiting when the airport is in an exposed location and often enc...Jump to post
On this side of the Atlantic it used to be common for minor Mediteranean or sun / ski destination airports to have a very high turnover of airlines and routes. A carrier would serve a particular destination for a few years, then another location becomes trendy, and the old route would be dropped. Bu...Jump to post
TC957 wrote:LH have flown A346's MUC - HNL nonstop in the past for cruise ship charters. Is that not longer ?