Air Malta has announced it will change it’s livery to a cheaper Eurowhite scheme (similar to the previous livery) and other changes as it fights to survive. It will drop plans for long haul flights and will operate only A320neo. They also plan to operate services from bases outside Malta. https://t...Jump to post
Ed Bastian, yesterday: "we are happy to announce this morning a special profit-sharing payment for all global employees" Quacks. Walks. Duck. But it doesn't walk and quack like a duck. Profit sharing is and has always been based of profits for the entire year. DL did not make a profit in ...Jump to post
This guy really showed no signs of lunacy getting past the gate agent? It takes just a second for a gate agent to miss someone. It happened to me about 4 months ago! As soon as I passed the gate agent with my boarding pass and scanned it, I began walking down the jetbridge. There was a family with ...Jump to post
People are literally losing their minds. What did he really think he could accomplish by doing something so stupid? Sadly, idiots like this will bring further changes to security procedures on the ground. For example, cockpit doors shut when on the ground during boarding and deplaning. Hopefully it ...Jump to post
I am also certain the train was at full emergency brakes at the time of impact. Those officers saved that pilots life! I absolutely defer to you on this. I have probably been on a half-dozen (or maybe a few more) pax trains when they dumped the air. There's little at first, then a smooth, somewhat ...Jump to post
A passenger train traveling at 55 mph may take a half a mile or more to stop. A freight train traveling at 55 mph may take at least a mile or more to stop. Stopping distances often exceed lines of sight, so in many cases a train cannot stop in time to avoid hitting something on the tracks. Yes, but...Jump to post
Remarkable video. Very sad that the responses to the Tweet from LAPD are filled with such puerile and hateful comments. I'm triggered. I need a safe space now. Also thinking that PD needs a more-robust way of communicating with train dispatchers, who could change signals or, if the train has passed...Jump to post
Is it possible that Airbus has been working behind the scenes on the A225 already? I don't think at this point it is an if. I think it more along the lines of when. I could see Delta jumping all over that when it becomes reality. Back when the C Series was being developed, was there talk of even a l...Jump to post
Something that hits my mind a little is ice. Does anyone know if there were ice issues? I would think just a little tiny bit on those wings, in a tight turn could be pretty bad. A stall definitely seems plausible as well. As someone mentioned earlier, he asked for the lights to be turned up. Perhaps...Jump to post
He asks for runway lights to be increased, and the ATC tells him they are all the way up. Is it possible he thought he had the airport in sight, but was actually looking at something else, disorienting him? Spatial disorientation is a strong possibility in this one I suspect. Once he came out of th...Jump to post
I feel bad for the customers. Can't really blame the airlines for this. I think Shanghai should have let current inbound flights to skim past the new implementation of the rules though. Most places allow a certain window of time to allow airlines to plan ahead. Even a 72 hour notice would have been ...Jump to post
I think every single airline is facing a major challenge right now. This virus isn't playing around. It's crazy how many people I know that have gotten this in the last few weeks. Sadly, I know I am just a sitting duck, and I am bound to get it unfortunately. A.netters!! Please, do all you can to pr...Jump to post
Not a delivery flight, surplus demand meant the normal FI681/680 rotation was supplemented by a 2nd MAX doing 683/682, the 2nd daily normally reserved for the peak summer months. The 767 you saw at the gate was the return leg from KEF-SEA the previous day, as you probably know the FI aircraft do ab...Jump to post
FI usually has two flights in and out of SEA during the peak season. Sometimes one of those flights will be a 767-300ER. Prior to the pandemic, FI would fly 757's and 767's on alternating days. Nowadays, we get a variety, depending on the day...lately it has been 757's on some days, MAX 9's on othe...Jump to post
B6 putting more frequency on ATL, DTW, and MSP. This feels like a direct hit at DL, especially considering the BOS additions and LGA route expansions for B6. You can look at the frequencies DL has on ATL/DTW/BOS and recognize this is small beans. Exactly. Delta is going to be just fine, and they co...Jump to post
Helidosa seems to be one of those operators that runs on the edge of legalities. Frankly, that isn’t very unusual in the Carib. Lots of interesting stuff about this company and the owner once you start digging, like being fined by Canada for operating there without a license or Permit, getting Gove...Jump to post
News breaking of a Gulfstream G-IV Down in the Dominican Republic. Details are a bit sketchy, but it appears 9 were killed. Apparently the pilot radioed he was returning to the airport after an emergency.
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lightsaber wrote : ....... and a probable further increase in the A220 production rate. This is a must in my opinion. Please forgive me not to repeat all those sources again and again ( bit lazy at the moment ) What I have collected from different sources about deliveries in 2022 Air Canada 6x -300...Jump to post
First time I get to see the pictures! WOW, I had read somewhere that they had to take out all the seat etc., but according to the FB post, it was not the case and they were able to depart from SIG and fly to the US, and only used < 3,000 of runway. You are thinking of when UA landed a DC-8 at Trout...Jump to post
Sounds to me like Boutique needs to put the brakes on growth perhaps? Should they be bidding on EAS routes if they can't be reliable in other areas they are already in?
How is the company's financials? Are they profitable?
Hey guys, I rarely post in off topic, but this warrants this topic. On Tuesday, my son and I flew to Buffalo for a short mini vacation. We got a hotel near Niagara Falls. I wanted my son to see the beauty of these falls. We went to see the Falls at night and enjoyed the light show! Niagara Falls is ...Jump to post
https://losangeles.cbslocal.com/2021/12/10/passenger-detained-during-after-assaulting-an-air-marshal-and-flight-attendant/ says: The passenger, identified as 35-year-old Ariel Pennington of Washington, D.C., was booked into the Oklahoma City Jail on complaints of disorderly conduct and public drunk...Jump to post
Saddens me to see so much hate on DP here. I love the guy! I of course wish him the best, and I wish AA the absolute best as well. One thing I will always be thankful for in terms of DP, was how he supported the heritage planes, and special schemes. He never did me wrong as an employee. In fact, I w...Jump to post
I had the pleasure of working as a Skycap for TWA curb in LAS in the mid to late 1990's. STL was okay tip wise, but JFK was money! I had the infamous Joan Jett arrive on a tour bus one night with a ton of band equipment. She snapped her fingers at me after getting off the bus and waved me to come ov...Jump to post
Confirmation that Boeing has officially been eliminated from the competition: https://nationalpost.com/news/politics/canadian-press-newsalert-boeing-officially-out-of-canadian-fighter-jet-competition OTTAWA — Canada has officially narrowed its decade-long hunt for a new fighter jet to two choices a...Jump to post
Cost conscious but boring. The rear fuselage looks very bare and cheap. What's more important to you......an airline, or some sort of 'exciting' livery? 'Cheap' relative to what, or in what regard? Personally, when I fly, the livery of any airline plays no role to me whatsoever. Airlines (and compa...Jump to post
Seems that airlines do fairly well in "crime ridden" destinations. Pretty much every major city is crime ridden, it just depends on how one measures crime. I can guarantee I would be able to walk the entire city of Memphis and be just fine. If suggesting more lower income people live in M...Jump to post
So is Chicago. What’s your point? Yeah, seen downtown Seattle lately Believe it or not Memphis has a metro area of 1.4 million people... despite some of the areas that have a lot of crime, much of memphis is pretty nice and wealthy, with people who like to and can afford to travel. I think Breeze w...Jump to post
:banghead: :banghead: :banghead: Can they do anything right? This is what happens when a company goes for very cheap, but charges a premium. The company has been working so hard to outsource everything it can, getting the cheapest vendors it could find. All those fools in Chicago want is to have th...Jump to post
Heinkel wrote:The question is, whose gun accidently discharged? And why? Careless handling of guns?
So one "BANG" is enough to close down one of the world's busiest airports for hours?
I flew AHA last Sunday and I would have to say that they are the most unorganized start-up airline I have ever experienced. I flew them between RNO and MFR. The flight to MFR was over 1.5 hours late. Their excuse was that they had more passengers and more bags than they expected. They were also und...Jump to post
I remember back at LAS a ton of Midway DC-9's parked at their own boneyard. Such a sad site. I never had the chance to fly them, but I thought they had a stunning paint job and loved the looks of their rockets. It's shocking they couldn't survive, especially having that fortress at MDW. Looking at h...Jump to post
I'm torn on this. I mean, I get alot of the pilots are beat down and tired. So are the other work groups. But man, 150 to 200%? Where do I sign up?
I really hope AA can get it together soon.
Anyone know what happened here? Sad news indeed. https://www.facebook.com/895328197209776/posts/4473462689396291/?d=n What’s the significance of this frame? I believe this was the airframe on display at Seattle’s Museum of Flight before they got their hands on the prototype 727. https://www.airline...Jump to post
I wonder if Doug Parker ever followed up with this infamous statement that "AA would never have a loss again." Or something like that?
This is definitely one industry I could never say something is for sure.
My understanding from a friend who has worked for them since before the start-up is that Breeze is a mess internally. My friend relayed that it is quite dysfunctional and disorganized. Having worked for a few startup airlines, I can confirm that almost every one of them started as a mess internally...Jump to post
RogerMurdock wrote:Full photoset: https://www.flickr.com/photos/ntsb/sets/72157719519744779/ and B-Roll: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MRMW-rsn--w
I feel bad for employees at any airline that faces a meltdown or what I like to call a "Perfect Storm." AA isn't the only airline who faces this issue. We can only work to get better and prevent it from happening again in the future. Some airlines are very understaffed and throw a wrench i...Jump to post
The fact is, this country is on the edge. We are letting political difference destroy our nation. The fact it has gotten to this point is beyond sad. In all honesty, when I travel, the last thing I want to even think about it politics, or the last couple of years of hell we have been through as a na...Jump to post
I am hoping this will help push Alaska to upgrade their 'first class'. Sigh, doesn't sound like it unfortunately. A few weeks ago I was shocked to get a call from a VP from Alaska just to check in and get a thank you for being a MVP 75K. He asked if there was anything the airline could do to make m...Jump to post
Does anyone think Delta might be interested in the plane? I was really bummed to see them retire the original 777's, but this new one might be of interest to them?Jump to post
I am so sick of this garbage! I'm not a tough guy or anything, but I fly alot for my job. I have had to step in twice now this year to assist a flight crew member on this exact issue. Literally had to get up and stand in front of the flight attendant and tell the passenger they need to comply. I fig...Jump to post
Definitely a missing gap that MKE flyers can use now. Maybe Contour will expand and hub MKE? I think it's a great move.Jump to post
I'm hopeful the program will restart again soon. The market is definitely going to get better as we get this pandemic behind us. Talk about some bad timing for the program. How far along did the testing program get? Are all the test planes grounded still? I could see someone like Skywest being inter...Jump to post
5. If that puff of smoke was indeed a compressor stall why continue the takeoff? Good question, but in fairness not all compressor stalls are noticeable from the flight deck. Good point. The engines are so far back on those planes, they may not have even heard it. I am now thinking it might have in...Jump to post