JANET - operated by a US defense contractor - is famous for flying employee commuters between Las Vegas - McCarren and Tonopah - Area 51. But I just noticed the other day they were also operating flights from LAS to nearby Mercury, NV, which is a closed city inside a Nuclear Test Site. I was wonderi...Jump to post
Originally the third Red Flag (Air Force air-to-air combat training exercise) at Nellis AFB in Las Vegas was to already have taken place. But I have read in several places it was delayed (I am assuming because of Coronavirus). Does anyone know if there are new dates yet (or has it already been condu...Jump to post
It was 38 years ago when I first traveled from NY to visit my grandparents in West Palm Beach. I got off the plane and they asked me what I wanted to do. I told them I wanted to watch airplanes. About 90 minutes later we were walking through the concourse at MIA. It was inspiring. It was - and is to...Jump to post
Envoy 3594, an ERJ145, headed ORD-DTW declared an emergency shortly after takeoff after indicating a landing gear issue. Aircraft did a low speed fly-by and several witnesses reported all three gear down. Aircraft making approach back to ORD now. Chicago Fire Department standing by per pilot request.Jump to post
As far as service goes - I have spent the last 16 years working at an airport with in-house and contract employees. Yes there are good and bad in both, but remember - in general you get what you pay for. I remember the day after a certain airline went contract on the ramp - a ground air hose was lef...Jump to post
Didn't she say she noticed an unusually large aircraft in a different location that normal? So if it was unusually large and in a different location - you might want to consider treating the situation differently.Jump to post
First off - I am glad she was not injured. That is by far the most important thing. But i'm gonna play devil's advocate here. I'm guessing this isn't the first time she's been past there. I'm guessing she has seen aircraft (airplanes or jets) warming up or holding for takeoff in that area. I'm guess...Jump to post
Um...May 2021 is in less than a year correct? Yeah it's a few months more than what "might" happen to other airlines - but it's not like they can rest easy.Jump to post
I'm thinking COVID.Jump to post
I normally would support a second airport. Spread the wealth, give passengers options. But to be honest - my experience is ATL works fine. For a huge airport it’s actually well located and well organized. I get in and out of there much faster than many other US airports - including Orlando, OHare an...Jump to post
NYC area has roughly 40,000 Pakistanis living in the area. It's the largest population from that country in the US. You tell me if that's enough to support flights?Jump to post
I know there is a lot less traffic, but I've checked several times over the past few weeks and everytime DFW has North arrivals, they are avoiding the West side of the airport. Are there runway closures, is it because of reduced traffic, or am I just seeing things? One reason I ask is because it rui...Jump to post
How fuel hedging was always described to me was....its done to help keep the price of fuel predictable, not necessarily to make or lose money. If you know the price ahead of time, you can set the rest of your budget around it.Jump to post
VCVSpotter wrote:canyonblue17 wrote:passenger Emirates 777 landed and told the tower he was operating a cargo flight.
In the specific case of Emirates, they route their aircraft, which has always been a 777-300ER from either HKG or DXB to LA, then fly to DXB.
Having been in MIA recently - it appeared as though LATAM was using a passenger 787 for cargo-only flights. Also, heard a confused LAX air traffic controller the other night when a passenger Emirates 777 landed and told the tower he was operating a cargo flight.Jump to post
Speaking of unusual British 747s - I heard a CargoLogicAir 747 leaving LAX for ANC last night. Technically owned by Volga-Dnper, I believe it is operated out of England. The airline, which previously operated 2 747s, shut down in February of this year, but was reinstated in April.Jump to post
Recent rumors state the military has reopened Rainbow Canyon in California for low level flight training. Several online sources have reported spotting aircraft in the area - including one report with photos of an F-117 near the canyon. Can anyone confirm?Jump to post
There is a Global Express currently making its way back to Miami from an Asian trip that included stops in Hong Kong, South Korea and eastern Russia via Alaska. I was wondering what procedures await a passenger on that jet when it arrives in the lower 48 states? Self quarantine? Is it the same for a...Jump to post
All Broward County parks are closed for the duration.[/quote] North side observation area is closed indefinitely for construction. South side is a park so whatever they are doing with the parks. I was down there last week and there were so many people that I left right away[/quote] Was at FLL a few ...Jump to post
I have a flight attendant friend who has worked military charters headed to the front lines. She said the mood on board tends to be professional but somber as the odds are not all the passengers will return alive.Jump to post
richierich wrote:jfklganyc wrote:
FYI: No Profit Sharing for B6 employees this year. Last year 0.2 percent Profit Sharing.
You forgot: zero bankruptcies and zero mergers with other airlines over the past two decades.
That’s nice and all but going to the Caribbean in boarding group C, the kids sit in the back by themselves and the wife and I sit in 2 aisle seats two rows apart. Yeahhh no thanks. Enjoy.[/quote]
It's called "Early Bird" look into it - it's still cheaper than JetBlue's new bag fees.
When B6 finally leaves and there is no competition the people of Long Beach will finally get what they deserve. High fares, cattle boarding and a bag of pretzels. At least with B6 you get a great on board product, killer fares and some great destinations. Even without competition they were very fai...Jump to post
I’m not an engineer - but I was looking at a photo of a 787 recently and noticed an amazing amount of wing flex. I understand the basics that generally flex is a good thing - but at what point does it become a drawback? If a wing flexes higher and higher - doesn’t it reduce the amount of lift it can...Jump to post
Don't know if they are all still flying - but my collection of G-IIIs and a G-I