Since Alaska has all but abandoned PDX, I won’t be renewing my Alaska Airlines/Bank of America Visa card. Our planned nonstop to Puerto Vallarta (where shutdown is lifted on 1 May) would now be a 27-hour flight with connection. Now I have to shift all my autopays back over to Fred Meyer MasterCard....Jump to post
Photos of an empty airport: https://www.oregonlive.com/news/j66j-2020/04/0b89da4c078483/coronavirus-pandemic-leaves-pdx-sparsely-populated-photos.html Appears several AS jets over on 3/21 I took a (potato) picture on departure on Friday. I can count 19 AS jets down there and there are more out of f...Jump to post
I remember a recent strike similar to this one, but the smaller aircraft (ERJ mabye???) stayed mostly intact but was quickly rotated (yawed might be the more correct term) in its place. Maybe this Gulfstream didn't yaw so badly but the tail assembly gave way instead. But it tried to yaw, judging by...Jump to post
How many CRJs does OO fly for AA? Could this be a replacement for those, or is it more total flying? The release sounds like new flying, but I assume AA is at or near scope limits?Jump to post
Remember when the ramper took a Q400 for a joyride over Seattle?
Didn't realize that RDM happened...now it makes me think for sure MFR could work. Actually I think it'd be better than RDM, though I'm biased, but since metro Medford is about 25% bigger than metro Redmond, I hope they look at it. Hopefully, although I believe that Bend is significantly wealthier t...Jump to post
Can't just be airlines applying for codes. My nearest airfield is Goodwood ( QDU ) and being a grass runway aerodrome, it's not likely any airline wants to fly there ! Where is it? Are you talking about a truncated ICAO code? The closest thing I can find for QDU is the railway station at DUS. QDU d...Jump to post
I have not heard the 250-300 daily flights numbers before. Last I heard was around 200 flights. 200-225 seems pretty attainable with the "CANNABUS" joining the fleet and all the markets like DFW, DAL, IAH, MCI, STL, OMA, ABQ, and more that those aircraft can serve from SEA. The "cann...Jump to post
30 seconds to make a good decision will typically save more lives than the extra time gained, so to speak. Certainly but the suggestion was to install technology to that allows better decisions to made quicker by giving the pilots more information, not to rush pilots into making ill-informed choices.Jump to post
VX has flown to ANC seasonally before. ANC is a totally normal airport Exactly. Anyone can fly into Anchorage. It is an international airport on the coast with long runways aligned for different wind conditions and multiple ILS approaches. The RNP capability that Alaska has on its 737s allow them t...Jump to post
Sun Country has announced LAS-RDM...wowza! Twice per week starting in late summer. I'm excited about this, although it does strongly suggest that any plans G4 had of entering RDM are now on hold, at best. That's a shame for me personally as I'd been coaxing them for months to give this route a seco...Jump to post
Therefore Fahrenheit is slightly more accurate than Celsius is. I'd say more precise. There is no practical difference between a weather forecast for exactly 24c and a forecast for 23.5c that is rounded up to 24c. The only reasonable argument I've heard for imperial is a carpenter who likes the div...Jump to post
The Nike Air Force is based in the private Nike jet facility out of Hillsboro Oregon (HIO). N-NIKE is one registration, I pass the glass hanger often & always look to see how many are there at any given time. There is no subsidy paid to Delta to operate their PDX-NRT flight. There may have been...Jump to post
According to another thread, Aeromexico is dropping PDX next year. That didn't last long. Not very surprising to say the least, there's no feed on the PDX end and the flight isn't timed well for connections through MEX. The only reason why SEA-MEX performs so much better is because of their partner...Jump to post
Isn't the B764 the same pilot pool as the B763 which they already fly SEA-PEK, SEA-PVG?
And everybody 'pumps petrol' every time they fill up their vehicle. Unless one is in New Jersey... And Oregon, unless anything has changed recently. It has changed in the past year or so. People can pump their own gas in Oregon now. *After 2AM in a few rural counties. ...So practically speaking, no...Jump to post
^ Thanks! I am meeting the town office tomorrow so I'll mention some of the things I've learned here. as for helicopters, you don't think 800km is enough to reach HAC (Hachijojima) then transfer to a 737 to Tokyo or Osaka? Helicopters are incredibly expensive to operate. That's why you rarely see t...Jump to post
jrkmsp wrote:I believe Delta’s pilot contract requires a relief pilot on all Trans-Atlantic flights, which is different from United and even some of its JV partners, like Virgin Atlantic.
They must have a reason for doing this. I wonder if it has anything to do with the overnight maintenance facility. Certainly. SkyWest, Piedmont, PSA, Air Wisconsin and I would assume other regionals as well have crew bases in smaller market MX bases to save on hotel costs and/or allow the employees...Jump to post
Is there some possibility of starting trips in GSP and/or CHS? They’d presumably need contractual relief to do it but neither is that far away. That would be very unusual if not unprecedented. GSP is 1:45 and CHS is 2:30 away by car according to Google. If there was a necessity I guess anything is ...Jump to post
[twoid][/twoid] With only 4x daily service (2 each to ORD and IAD) I don't know how they'll build trips starting in CAE for that many crew. They're going to be doing a lot of deadheading. That's only 4 FA's and 8 pilots they can send out of CAE working a live segment every day. Agreed. Back of the e...Jump to post
SteelChair wrote:Wouldn't AA actually be in a very good position if interest rates went up since their debt is locked in at the lower rates?
First step to finding a lost or stolen iphone on the plane, before anyone disembarks, is for someone with phone to call your number and see if it starts ringing in the thief's pocket. The second step if it's a smart phone, or specifically an iphone, is for someone with another iphone to use the &qu...Jump to post
It rarely seems crowded to me but the additional jet bridges will be welcomed. It's usually a nice, easy airport to frequent and I will miss the Newark flight. Washington is useful but I wish they had chosen DCA, as was rumored a long time ago, but of course IAD is the United hub. I used to the tak...Jump to post
jbs2886 wrote:And this thread has officially been ruined by the exact same poster that ruins any other DL thread.
When looking at costs, remember you're almost certainly going to have sub 30% load factors in a commuter type operation, so you need to multiply the cost per seat by at least 3 to get the cost per enplaned passenger. Also note that those sub $1 bus fares are probably steeply subsidized. I don't have...Jump to post
Would LIH-SLC run into weight restrictions? I know UA sometimes does going to California, so I would assume SLC would be an even bigger challenge.Jump to post
There is some history to United's relatively large share of women pilots. United was successfully sued in the 1980s for discrimination in their pilot hiring practices. Part of the remediation with the EEOC included ratios/quotas and resulted in a significant increase in hiring of female pilots. To a...Jump to post
Winner, Winner, Chicken dinner.
I just spent the winter in Oklahoma and the thunder Delta 757 would pretty much sit there the whole time the thunder were home.
32andBelow wrote:Aren’t the delta charter planes configured? Chances are it was just sitting at JFK for 3 days during the series.
Unlike each types -300 model the A330-200 and A340-200 were not developed at the same time and do not share a common fueselage. IIRC the 330-200 came later, is slightly shorter, and has a taller tailfin.Jump to post
If DL drops the route, one of the two Japanese airlines will probably pick it up. The O&D market on this route is supposedly pretty high... Anecdotally the route seems to do OK load-wise in my experience. Either Japanese carrier would probably do even better with the ability to offer at least c...Jump to post
N174UA wrote:Is DL still operating PDX-NRT daily? Any updates on them possibly discontinuing the route based on the DL-KE joint venture?
The train to the S Gates in SEA has separates cars for passengers who've cleared customs and immigration but not been rescreened.Jump to post
What? JetBlue has no shortage of qualified applicants and never, never will have. Pilot wages at mainline carriers have nothing to do with any job market. They are created by bargaining power, the power of pilots to shut down the operation. JetBlue pilots are quasi unionized because they can credib...Jump to post