N766UA wrote:LOL 2022, yeah right. The P2012 was called the “2012” for a reason, and look how that turned out.
KLM was the only airline operator of the Douglas DC-5, with four aircraft. This also makes them the only carrier ever to operate every commercial Douglas airliner DC-2 through MD-11(excluding the DC-1 as only one prototype was built). -Jonas KLM never operated the MD80. Thats what I thought, howeve...Jump to post
United seems to have a new network planner that "thinks out of the box"; Second destination announcement that goes "away from norm" CPT is an excellent choice to avoid JNB hot and high restrictions. And VCP certainly can give them a source of revenue away from GRU a busy airport ...Jump to post
Probably something to do with LAA maintenance not being allowed to touch LUS, per union contracts, and vice versa. Not sure about specifics, but I'd speculate SFO has contract maintenance for LUS equipment, and AA maintenance for LAA. Perhaps the part was stocked by contract maintenance instead of ...Jump to post
Pretty serious finger pointing in this thread.... did the PIC requested from OPS to have the door open for FA to coordinate their options with OCC? OR as insinuated; this is the case of a green OCC coordinator going "above and beyond" to avoid an inevitable situation of "crew fatigue&...Jump to post
Yup! 350 introduction was close to a disaster. Unable to say more. Really? Wow. Did it have to do with reduced capacity or are you not allowed to say From a pilot training department point of view it was a major disaster but that was totally on a few of delta’s management pilots and they’re gone be...Jump to post
Airbus 321LXR Fans..... WHY would an airline growing into a major market like EU chose an airplane that at best would be stretched for this mission? A330 is the logical choice for this evolution, not sure they need the 333, but 332NEO would fit nicely and be capable to do JFK HNL as well as any rout...Jump to post
JetPilotMike wrote:Delta doesn't need it because they outsource a lot of their widebody flying via their joint ventures. Good (maybe great) for their balance sheet, but not so great for their pilots.
The very best example for this theory would be the 757/767 comparison..... the 762 had similar CASM/RASM than the 752 the 763 & 764 much improved figures. The problem of narrow bodies on sectors of 6+ hours is the "common space" restrictions, ie: aisle crowding, lavs crowding and the c...Jump to post
Could ONEWORLD add presence in liue of AA own metal?Jump to post
Just like the parent airlines, regionals will go through consolidation. There are currently 14 on this list. I would think half a dozen could get eaten. Regionals left standing Endeavor, SkyWest, Republic, Horizon, Envoy, ExpressJet, GoJet, and Mesa. Compass, Piedmont, PSA, Air Wisconsin, Trans Sta...Jump to post
Regardless of the bottom line.... If you are counting on the NO SHOW factor with todays revenue distribution automation to make a few MILLIONS.... WHY NOT MAKE BILLIONS by UPSELLING all the BASIC ECONOMY FARES 24h prior to departure. And assist the AIRPORT DAY OF DEPARTURE with the CHECK IN PROCESSJump to post
The REALITY is..... as stated here DL is proactive at soliciting volunteers so they do not end up with INVOLUNTARY OVERSALES. Where I have a problem is..... sometimes their aggressive OVERBOOKING will sell that last seat on the plane for $200 and they end up buying a family of 3 at $1000 a seat to a...Jump to post
IMHO Aircraft Manufacturers may streamline the EIS for a particular model by limiting the NUMBER OF CHOICES in the components, however it shows how this can be a liability for them as well. They may want to consider a procurement process that includes 2 or more choices for the buyer.Jump to post
SESGDL wrote:xdlx wrote:The BOTTOM LINE.... no 787, 77W, and now NOMORE 350 back to 333. So is the 777 the FLAGSHIP?
Huh? I swear there’s more and more incoherent babble on here every day. How is the A350 no more?
What is this OBSESION with A321 OPS to EUROPE? WHY not an A332 Maybe because B6 doesn't fly or plan to fly the A332? Well they have not allowed for much room since they have a AIRBUS READY CREW why choose another WB equipment? The idea that A321SPACEX is going to rewrite TATL ops is "crazy&quo...Jump to post
Whats really the difference (as a pax) between a 757 and a 737-800/900? Its a 3x3 cramped awful ride in the back (and the same 2x2 up front) .. The difference is that the 739 rolls 3,000 feet further down the runway on takeoff, climbs very slowly to FL310, and then is unable to top any weather........Jump to post
I work for a company that operates quite a few Challenger 850's which is the corporate version of the CRJ 200. Ours seat up to 14 pax. They are still pigs. With the right conditions we can get them to fly 5.5 hours but thats really stretching it. We usually keep them on flights 3-5 hours max. Don't...Jump to post
RobertS975 wrote:For some reason, the Patriots B767 does not ever show up on flightaware.com.
What has happened to the A350 in the DL network? Ordering more A330 after the initial A350 order does show some kind of disappointment with the performance. It is my understanding they plan to order some more Transcontinental aircraft this year. Anyone knows what is happening at Planning and Develop...Jump to post
Much before Song and during same time of MetroJet was Delta ExpressJump to post
Moxy, Schmoxy….they sound a bit like Independence Air and where are they now? They'll be like G4...always looking to connect 'underserved' cities until they realize most of them are unserved because there's no money to be made flying point-to-point between them. Obviously you must not know the CV f...Jump to post
It is truly a sad thing..... however the "truth"; as the company accrues longevity it becomes less appealing to the mainline partner. Mother DL wants 5year old companies that can operate at a fraction of the cost of more experienced ones.Jump to post
I think AA keeps the A332's for the missions you mentioned, but the A333's are gone cause of their P&W engines, They're orphans in AA's vast fleet Long term, sure. However, AA isn't taking enough 787s by 2019 to free up the 332s & 333s from their current missions. I respectfully disagree. T...Jump to post
FlyBigDeltaJets wrote:There are claims of this being an abort below 110kts AND after nose rotation? On a TPAC flight, one of these this is not correct.
The "round the world definition" Ie: a flight Eastbound or Westbound that originates and terminates same station and goes around all the "meridians" in the process. As mentioned before both PAA and TWA offered these in the age of the Connies and later with 707. PAA Eastbound sche...Jump to post
Because JAX is a bottomless pit of money that airlines neglect? Actually JAX is probably one of the highest yield FLORIDA stations for DL. Spirit could have chose to fly to SJU from JAX and DL would have not flinched, but by choosing to fight to a DL HUB the reaction is expected. Spirit is a welcom...Jump to post
I guess I don’t understand why rising fuel costs will hurt Norwegian so much when they have modern 787s. You’d think DL would be hurting flying 767s. SIMPLE : That shiny new Dreamliner cost a fixed amount ++, DL pays nada for the 767 other than operating cost, plane is depreciated and just printing...Jump to post
Can someone explain to me how Interjet gets rid of Pilot & Support personal strictly based on "fleet". I though the industry respected the SENIORITY BASED longevity in order to retain or furlough personal.Jump to post