What interesting responses! Quoting johns624 (Reply # 4), “. . . if he never gets on another plane, he won’t mind.” Quoting UALFAson (Reply # 11), “She has been retired for almost 10 years now and hasn’t gotten on a plane once since.” Quoting GalaxyFlyer (Reply # 13), “Airline flying is a great way ...Jump to post
timh4000, I fly for an airline in the United States but I do not live in the same city in which I am based with the airline. My commute back and forth between my home and my crew base is about two hours each way and I commute about 3 times each month. I enjoy flying as a passenger very much. I canno...Jump to post
DigbyDude, at the company at which I work (in the United States), we know the proposed gate at which we will arrive before we even leave the departure airport. It is printed on the flight paperwork that we receive at the departure airport before we even board the aircraft. Once airborne, approximate...Jump to post
Airstud, early at the airport? For someone who is interested in airplanes and airports, how is this a problem? Most aviation enthusiasts would be thrilled to have a little extra time at the airport before their flight departs. I think we all know people like you: — always finds something to complain...Jump to post
Quoting BravoOne (Reply # 41), reference to Boeing 707 " . . . considered the use of speedbrakes as poor form and to be avoided . . ." BravoOne, that is interesting. When I flew the Boeing KC-135 (Boeing 717-100) -- yes, I realize it is not technically a Boeing 707-- there was no such reco...Jump to post
rjsampson, your thread turned out to be quite an interesting discussion on the use of speedbrakes, but also an exercise in Shakespearian literature--"much ado about nothing." gee, I never knew simply extending the speedbrake was such a complex process. Simply put, aircraft manufacturers pu...Jump to post
Quoting longhauler (Reply # 25), "I see absolutely no reason to humiliate him . . . Let him have his day. and . . . there is always a way to graciously acknowledge his question . . ." wow, I agree. It's been a while since I've seen such a kind, compassionate, thoughtful and respectful resp...Jump to post
rjsampson, with regard to your general subject matter, “Captains admonishing FO’s for using speed brake on descent,” keep in mind while the entire “livin’ the dream” series is quite humorous, it is not completely accurate and most situations have been substantially enhanced for entertainment purpose...Jump to post
tQuoting dfwjim1 (Reply # 6), "while much smaller airports in the United States such as KTUL and KCRP do have "international" in their names . . ." jim, you probably know as well as I that many times the use of the word "international" for an airport is more of a "...Jump to post
Quoting Starlionblue (Reply # 8), "pax seem to pay more attention if the crew does it." I wish that were true. From my observation, passengers these days pay very little attention, if any at all, to the safety demonstration, regardless if it is presented in video format or in person by the...Jump to post
jim, that’s already quite a long name for an airport. What would be the value of adding “international” to an already long name, if it is already recognized as such by the aviation community. All the airlines that serve DTW, as well as those that might want to start service at some point, know it is...Jump to post
Although I understand what you are talking about, I think you should be more generic in referring to the seats; I.e. a window seat on the left side of the aircraft or a window seat on the right side of the aircraft. On some aircraft configurations, a D seat is an aisle seat; sometimes it is a middle...Jump to post
Quoting jchaase (Reply # 20), " Is there a special wink-wink, nudge-nudge you do at the front desk . . ?" jchaase, this is somewhat of a ridiculous question. Of course we DON'T do a "wink-wink, nudge-nudge" at the front desk. As Starlionblue mentioned above, quiet rooms are contr...Jump to post
faro, at the company at which I work, it is operational policy to use external power (ground electrical power) as much as possible to reduce fuel consumed by running the APU. External power (ground electrical power) is available at just about every airport we serve, normally through an electrical po...Jump to post
Quoting dennypayne (Reply # 13), "Do crews get to accrue and keep any hotel loyalty points from these stays?" dennypayne, at the company at which I work, the answer is "no." Corporate policy states that if we (the crewmember) are not paying for the hotel room, then we are not ent...Jump to post
Quoting Aurantiaco (thread starter), "Which would be better to fly?" Aurantiaco, when comparing American and Southwest, I don't think there is a "better" airline between the two of them. Personally, I think they are equal in terms of safety, reliability, punctuality, and professi...Jump to post
Quoting kabq737 (Reply # 9), " . . . if they are seriously interested." kabq737, I don't think the thread starter--OP--Aurantiaco--is really serious about this. He's a kid who just had a random thought and threw it out to the Airliner.net community rather than actually doing research. I th...Jump to post
Quoting OneX123 (thread starter), " . . . typically while on the road my company gives us $65 a day for food & drink . . ." OneX123, as a point of reference, at the air carrier at which I work (major carrier in the United States), our per diem is based on a dollar amount per hours away...Jump to post
Quoting OA940 (thread starter), " I was wondering if there was anything I could do to maximize the odds of actually managing to be let in, either during the flight itself or on the ground." OA940, as just about everyone else has already mentioned, just ask the flight attendant as you board...Jump to post
Quoting Worldair1 (Reply # 15), "Go back and look what they did to Legend in 2000, ruthless!"
and, they did the same thing to Braniff in 1982. It was disgusting.
RoyalCopenhagen, I think you have a valid question concerning how flight time is logged. Hopefully it has been answered by many of the above posts. Slightly off topic, but HOW flying time is logged can also be confusing. Here are a few examples . . . 1. When I was working on my private pilot certifi...Jump to post
APYu, so rather than just stating, “if the pax wants to be re-accommodated the carrier would have to find a way to,” please explain how passengers would be re-accommodated if subsequent flights are full.
Quoting acjbbj (Reply # 28), " . . .did you even think about this?! At all?!" acjbbj, of course there was absolutely no thought process put into this. Unfortunately, I think this is the direction Airliners.net has been going for quite a few years now. Many people on this site are unable to...Jump to post
atomicstar, reference the thread title, "Do you think Southwest will ever start flying to Canada?"
What did the folks at Southwest Airlines' Network Planning/Route Development Department say when you asked them this question?
this is an interesting discussion about MCAS. Quoting BravoOne (Reply # 12), "26000+ plus hours and typed in every Boeing except the 747." and Quoting mmo (Reply # 15), "Typed on all Boeings from the 727, All 747 777 and787 . . ." Wow, that is absolutely impressive! I'm speechles...Jump to post
Quoting rckstr316 (thread starter), "the gate agent came back on stating the flight was cancelled due to an engine not starting." What I find most disturbing about this story is this statement by the gate agent. At this point in the process of transporting passengers by airplane from point...Jump to post
Quoting DDR (Reply # 4), "Where would DL fly a 747 to from Love Field?" As klm617 stated in Reply # 10, from Dallas Love Field, Delta operated the 747 to Atlanta, Los Angeles, and San Francisco. Interestingly, based on Delta's timetable of March 1, 1973, the 747 that operated the Atlanta-D...Jump to post
joe77, I hope you don't mind if I put your question back on topic, because I don't think you are really asking about the g limits of aircraft. If you are thinking of pursuing a career in flying, or at least getting your private pilot license, then my advice is to go ahead and DO IT. You don't want t...Jump to post
quoting spacecadet (Reply # 12), "Glad I'm not the first officer on any of these flights, because it sounds like he/she is the one doing all the flight prep."
such is the life of a first officer !
Quoting Canuck600 (Reply # 16), "Not sure why it's such a difficult concept to grasp . . ."
Canuck600, my thoughts exactly!
Quoting dfwjim1 (thread starter), "have you ever walked the cabin greeting your passengers?" jim, yes, I try to do this as often as possible, but in the past few years, I have stopped doing it as frequently as I used to and this is why. . . However, let me give you some background first. U...Jump to post
Quoting RobertS975 (thread starter), "This must be far more expensive to the team than the extra few minutes on a bus." Robert, having flown many sports charters, this is just my personal observation . . . When it comes to what is most convenient and easiest for the team owners, coaches, a...Jump to post
Farsight, the situation you are referring to is more commonly called "hydroplaning" in the world of aviation, not aquaplaning. With regard to your question, "Am i missing something?" Well, yes. Most of my flying is done in the United States and at many large commercial airports, ...Jump to post
Stallionblue, “ . . . scheduled for replacement . . . “ ?
What is the replacement interval (time/cycles) on an MD-80 conical tailcone?
and why would you need to replace the tailcone if not damaged?
Americanil96, I was only on America West one time, in 1992. Two flights on the same day--Tucson to Phoenix on a 737-200 connecting to a 737-300 from Phoenix to Dallas/Fort Worth. I had never been on America West before, so while it was somewhat of a novelty to get to travel aboard an airline on whic...Jump to post
Quoting global2 (Reply # 8), "I forgot to mention/warn you that if you're unlucky enough to have your plane park at a gate at the end of T4's five mile long concourse you'll have a very long walk ahead of you." No, not necessarily. If you arrive at the end of Terminal 4 Concourse B there a...Jump to post
You have no way of knowing that. What a cruel thing to say. Why is it so important to you to be disrespectful and degrading to anyone who either disagrees with you or has a different opinion?
and the originator, kidbooo, stayed the issue had been solved. Why even comment?
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LRGT, did you consider the amount of training it would take to re-qualify pilots on the MD-80 aircraft that have already moved on and been trained on other aircraft in the American Airlines system? If American only has a few MD-80s left in service, as you stated, why do you think there are still ple...Jump to post
Quoting william (thread starter), "Is this common?" william, well, no, I would not say it is "common" but there are many variables involved that might make a fuel stop necessary such as enroute winds, temperature at departure airport, weather (to include the need for an alternate...Jump to post
Quoting Lpbri (Reply # 6), "Is there still a mid town Manhattan airline terminal?" Other than the UA ticket office at Penn Station, mentioned by InnsbruckFlyer above, I do not think there are any downtown ticket offices in the United States anymore where you can check-in, check luggage, an...Jump to post