Though I'm only a frequent flyer and have no aviation background - other than being a million miler - I have trouble with this film clip appearing on a public social media channel. Even if this video was taken to protect the crew from eventual libility, it should *never* have appeared on YouTube. Th...Jump to post
"I do NOT like the new male FA jacket. All that white piping looks very nautical. I imagine a lot of (heterosexual) males will argue that it looks too dandy. (I'm saying this as a gay man--don't write me As I recall, Air Canada had something similar on mainline International cabin crews about ...Jump to post
BoeingGuy wrote:32andBelow wrote:It is just funny because Alaska has never been all Boeing. And now they certainly aren't even with whatever backwards logic they can come up with.
Yes they have been all Boeing until now. All Alaska Airlines operated flights were on 737s.
I distinctly remember seeing Enerjet 737 aircraft at McCarran in the past. So I looked that aspect up on Wikipedia and found the following - "Enerjet operates the Boeing 737-700 aircraft for their routes. The first of two aircraft was painted in the Enerjet livery on the 20 October 2008. The ai...Jump to post
"I must admit that it was far easier on airliners.net when we were able could see the codes when using the cursor over them, I honestly don't understand why that facility is no longer as it made life a lot easier." The airline and airport identifier feature - on the old operating system -...Jump to post
FlySSC wrote:Boair wrote:stylo777 wrote:which routes are currently served by AF 380s`?
JFK, LAX, JNB, MEX, ABJ, PVG year round and MIA/SFO seasonally
Add IAD to the list.
Slots, competition from other carriers, trains running more frequently without the hassle of TSA, traffic, ATC delays. Most of my suburban DC neighbors with relatives in the NYC area drive I-95 rather than fly. A few may take B6 in order to connect to the Caribbean - since Miami's immigration is pe...Jump to post
"She gets progressively more incoherent, which doesn’t fit with showing up to work a few hours ago after drinking. Plus, she starts coughing later in the ATC recording." I've had that experience with Spiriva (for COPD). I would require at least an hour before driving or doing detailed work...Jump to post
"**UA IAD-MIA DEC 0>0.7 JAN 0>1.2 FEB 0>1.0 MAR 0>1.0"
Well, well. That's been a while.
Used to be UAX - sometimes CR-7s and sometimes ERJ-170s.
Nice to see it come back. Seemed to have good loads. I hope it remains active.
If WestJet's Encore could move into DCA - to compete with Porter's IAD-YTZ - I can visualize a meaningful route developing. WestJet connects to 22 more Canadian cities nationwide versus Porter's connections only to eastern Canadian cities. As long as clients realize they're getting a different produ...Jump to post
Why are United still operating 757,s on transatlantic routes.Noticed UA71 Hamburg to Newark this morning. Surely they have enough 767s or even 739Max if they enough range. Because they are a crap airline You clearly have never flown WoW Airlines.transatlantic. Or maybe NK is more to your liking. :l...Jump to post
"It was a pleasure flying IAD-LIS nonstop without flying via EWR and saving time and potential headaches. Or connecting through a European Hub like FRA,MUC, or BRU" Those in the DC area who - because of geography and gridlock - do transatlantic through BWI, it really can be annoying. First...Jump to post
That’s a long flight on a CR2. The more things change, the more UA stays the same. In days of old there was one CR-7 round-trip daily. The early morning eastbound - connecting to east coast cities in Denver - was filled with local tech company people and staff, faculty, and engineers from the Naval...Jump to post
"Why can’t they just board warm food?" How exactly is the food supposed to stay warm until it's served? When YVR-SFO had AC Rouge service (versus AC mainline) they loaded hot meals for J class in Vancouver. But by serving time, plates were barely luke-warm. My understanding is that food m...Jump to post
"Anybody else getting a good chuckle out this? It doesn't get much better than a points blogger and an FA in a Twitter war! Childish from both sides." Yep. I'm also a million-miler (all domestic flying and AC codeshares - no overseas flying). I just want to make my connecting flights with...Jump to post
"Just to expand, the few scenarios where the -9 won't work, the -8 can replace the 757. It is about profit per flight and not seats. My math says a -8 will make more profit per flight than the 757. Not as much profit as a -9, -10, or" A321NEO, but I assume runway constraints" Yet I'm...Jump to post
"At current traffic levels the bus station terminal concessions are overwhelmed during UA peaks as is the HVAC on warm days." I had heard scuttlebutt about the inconsistent AC in D Concourse but never noticed it before (I'm a UA Million Miler). However, last Thursday night - arriving at g...Jump to post
"My last UA flight was SFO-IAD...a stroopwafel was the "breakfast snack" offering. They didn't have any hot items for sale either" I did DCA-SFO a month ago on a UA 753. We had BoB - but not free food. And I passed on the stroopwafle which is candy - not food. Back in 33D, I bou...Jump to post
"They have loaded in seasonal EWR-PSP on the A319"
The last time I did IAD-PSP (Yes I know - not EWR) the routing was IAD-IAH // IAH-PSP. Nothing wrong with the routing - except in those days both legs were CR-7s.
I think I would have preferred the 319 if it had been offered.
I guess we can blame Richard Branson for this thread.
Any other old-timers remember the "Four Engines for Long Distance" campaign VS had for its 346 fleet?
Does anyone (a dispatcher? a scheduler?) have any idea when UA's EWR-SXM and IAD-SXM will return to Sint Maarten?Jump to post
This has nothing to do with the OP's objectives in asking the question, but I've done both IAD-IAH / IAH-PSP where both legs were CR7s and IAD-MCI / MCI-SFO where both legs were CR7s. But this was happenstance on my part - rather than scheduled route-planning on the part of the UA. A great way to me...Jump to post
"Believe it or not there are those of us who can drink responsibly AND board an airplane. Hard to believe but it's true." Some of that has to do with timing and pacing. For instance, One rum and coke before take off; another midflight; and another before landing will not render anyone inc...Jump to post
"There should be no animals, lizards, snakes, birds, or reptiles in plane cabins."
That's why I book discount business-class when my budget allows it. No peacocks. No French bulldogs.
"I am also surprised that they did not clear the area much quicker." I get the impression (from watching "Air Disasters" on Smithsonian Channel) that a burning plane needs to be emptied in 90 seconds or less. But given sheer volume of people in the video, I'm amazed the area emp...Jump to post
This happened six months ago. Would suck to be on the flight, but not sure it is really worthy of much discussion. Part of flying with the public is you are sometimes going to have passengers that make a flight suck. Hopefully those instances are few and far between. We can berate the state of pare...Jump to post
9w748capt wrote:evanbu wrote:You get what you pay for...
Yup. The ULCCs are great ... until they're not.
"UA LAX-YVR JUN 1.0>1.8 JUL 1.0>2"
Every AC flight on this route is also a UA codeshare flight.
So the the numbers are deceptive deceptive.
Completely support United Airlines on this one. If you need to travel with a support Peacock, you need to stay home and seek help. This is the kind of thing that only happens in America and the whole practice has gotten ludicrous. Christmas day, I flew IAD-SFO with an red-vested wolf hound on a ful...Jump to post
janders wrote:I recall reading when USC took over the facility with their 100-year lease, the name was tied to it being a designated national historic landmarks, so they likely cant just drop the 'Memorial' portion
btw - Isn't Oscar a USC alumni?
I'm more inclined to think that this might be an inexpensive way of getting publicity for the airline. I would have no problem with my daughters wearing something like this. http://www.foxnews.com/travel/2018/01/22/passenger-thinks-airasias-uniforms-are-revealing-to-point-being-disgusting-claims-mal...Jump to post
"That lone flight is not going to be a huge impact. They go 4 a day perhaps but UA has connections inbound and destination traffic for the most part outbound from IAD. DL is just the opposite. No one is taking DL to SAV or JAX via IAD but there are UA customer doing that routing and many other...Jump to post
Sunday the 31st I was flying LAS-SFO-YVR on United. Drinks and snacks out of LAS. Dinner and drinks on the SFO-YVR portion. We flew most of the way with the cabin lights dimmed which kept the unusual number of infants flying quiet. Lot of travelling military New Year's Eve. But since Vancouver has i...Jump to post
All kinds of ways this works. I've sat with congressmen - who paid big-bucks at the counter on the day of flight - to sit in the only vacant seat (a middle seat) on LAX-IAD. I've flown with Nancy Pelosi's entourage SFO-LAX in which the group took up half the F seats. My favorite was years ago when I...Jump to post
"The E-175 is going to the longer Q-400 routes, like PDX-SMF/OAK as they retire the Q-400's." The last time I did BIL-PDX, virtually every seat on our Q400 was filled. We had an hour-long ground-stop because of snow that day, and the woman sitting next to me was forced to breast-feed her ...Jump to post
Must be good. ATL-ICN is scheduled. DTW fans will say this is the end of DTW as the 359 will end up in ATL, LAX, MSP, & SEA and DTW will get the Ford Pintos of the fleet. Given the state of Detroit and it’s environs nowadays, that’s probably a bit logical. It’s not really a healthy/growing metr...Jump to post
"AAEagle and UAExpress have both tried CLD (to LAX) in the past; UAx left when their Embraers were retired." . It's been a while since I flew UAX CLD-LAX. As I recall, we docked at LAX gate 71A. We arrived behind schedule. Pretty nearly everyone on board ran across the concourse to either...Jump to post
According to Wikipedia, there are 177 slot-controlled airports in the world. Some - like in the Greek Isles - are slot-controlled only in peak holiday periods. Trust me - I'm as surprised as you are.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Landing_s ... airports-1
"I agree. Also, the IAD C concourse Aerotrain station doesn't connect to C properly and to D at all. They built a billion dollar train system that still requires Mobile Lounges for access to certain gates. Just idiotic without an agreement with UA to build the Tier 2 concourse. Dumb, dumb. I g...Jump to post
United takes *everyone's* money. I doubt if Nationality is the problem here. The problem may be that you were quoted a point-to-point "Basic Economy" fare for DEN-DSM, and the reservation computer cannot see a connection point relative to your home address. For instance, if you're flying L...Jump to post
Not to hijack the thread, but it's funny that last week the United Airlines Denver catering kitchen was *also* closed by county sanitation authorities. Agents *refused* to make an announcement at the gate (so said the purser of UA877) so food could be purchased by flyers. My DEN-YYC flight last Frid...Jump to post
"Maybe now HA can start HNL-BWI and siphon some of the East Coast-Hawaii traffic that Southwest would have had, on a nonstop route that Southwest will never be able to operate under its current plan." Up until this year's hurricane season, many of us couldn't care less about Hawaii. We go...Jump to post
"I fly out of all 3 airports, and my experience at BWI has always been the best." I also fly out of all three. Even though the walk from the United customer counter to the tip of the United wing of D concourse kills my arthritic knees, I find that BWI has the *least* offensive TSA people....Jump to post
"You've never heard of "miracle flights?" Florida flights are notorious for them. Wheelchair pre-boards at the point of departure, and then the pax are miraculously cured upon arrival and are able to nearly sprint off the aircraft when disembarking. It must be that warm humid air whe...Jump to post
As a customer - first a Skyteam Platinum - and now a Star Alliance Gold - I stopped caring about branding long ago as long as there was great service. For example, I once remember flying out of Houston when FAs were loudly complaining about how 'minorities being upgraded' would drive paying customer...Jump to post