Here are some more that I came up with off the top of my head . . . California Pacific - CLD PEOPLExpress (2014) - PHF Florida Express - MCO Vanguard - MCI Air1 - STL Kiwi International - EWR Midway / Metrolink - MDW Midway (1993-2003) - MDW, RDU Presidential - IAD, DCA McClain - STL Eastwind - TTN...Jump to post
I have a somewhat idealistic opinion that one of the jobs of a journalist is to educate the viewers. Frontline/NYT errs here by not explaining that there is a difference between a mainline pilot in the United States which at the time of design of the 737Max had minimum requirements of: At least 23 ...Jump to post
Surprisingly wide scope of routes pre Covid — Europe, Africa, Montreal and Beijing makes four continents. That said, no connectivity, I tried to fly them to Beijing and even went to their ticket office in London and was told the schedule required a nightstop and transit passengers needed a visa. Als...Jump to post
CarlosSi wrote:Last one was for Turkmenistan, EZ-A780. A 77L, earlier this year.
Weird I thought only 77Ws and 77Fs were in production. I guess if it’s got GE90 it’s going.
I would guess that less than 10% of Qatar Airways traffic has Doha as its origin or destination. On a 777 out of Philly, we’ve got 8 pax for Tehran, 3 for Shiraz, 12 for Mumbai, 9 for Delhi, 23 for Bangkok, 3 for Nairobi, 7 for Karachi etc. Just those seven onward destinations, with those numbers, w...Jump to post
I simply wanted to raise awareness about the capability of modern "regional" aircraft. Back in 1959-1960, the early 707s sometimes struggled to fly LHR-IDW (later to become JFK) westbound non-stop against the wind. Today, your average 320 NEO or 737-MAX8 will complete the mission with eas...Jump to post
USA borders closed with no end in sight. I don’t see why United would be launching a new transatlantic route. I don’t know why JetBlue have, except I guess they want to get their clogs on the Heathrow concrete while they can, and can afford the losses that will follow for the foreseeableJump to post
At one point USSR was negotiating to buy and then build under license bunch of TRIstars. But the deal did not go thru due to politics and /or fear of engine technology being stolen and that's how IL86 appeared. That’s exactly right. Came reasonably close to happening. Ironically considering the cur...Jump to post
They didn’t really “land on a closed runway”, they descended unchecked with the three pilots half asleep until they hit the ground. No call outs, no “runway in sight” and not much of a landing, one main gear on the edge of the tarmac and one in the grass. CVR was leaked and it’s pretty brutal, got t...Jump to post
If it’s a weekly flight, some airlines will put the aircraft on a remote stand for 12h while the crew get rested then operate the same aircraft back. TAROM to Beijing did this. Quite a few South American airlines flying up to Miami too, red eye arrives at dawn, crew spend the day in a Miami airport ...Jump to post
The only thing of this type I recall is the UK charter airline Paramount (not to be confused with the Indian airline of the same name today) which did winter series with the MD83 to Goa. I recall it was tech stops at Amman and Bahrain to Goa so a three leg journey. In the mid 00s, something like Co...Jump to post
Oy vey. Big eye roll for those claiming antisemitism, Orthodox Jews causing delays or getting kicked off planes because they won’t sit next to someone of the opposite gender or wanting to pray in the aisle during taxi are as regular on here as questions about Boeing resurrecting the 757. Including E...Jump to post
I’m not making any claims of good flying but Paro is uniquely challenging, and almost a one shot deal before diverting because the “circuit” goes round a lot of valleys before coming back around for another go. I would say this crew’s failure is if anything to even be attempting to land here, and th...Jump to post
I first flew on an A320 with NW in August 1990 from DCA to MSP. It still had the new car smell. Bet it's beer cans now...... My first A320 was NW as well, Feb 1992, flying an usual route from London to Sydney, NW LGW-MSP-LAX, UA LAX-SYD. LGW to MSP was a cranky old 747-151, LAX to SYD was a brand n...Jump to post
I’ve worked with Sam and know him well and he doesn’t get paid by the airlines in his videos. Probably a mix of 50/50 purchased tickets and free tickets. YouTube pays generously when you’re getting a million views per video, he doesn’t need to get paid by airlines. It’s his commitment to the hobby t...Jump to post
airlinepeanuts wrote:I’ve seen conflicting reports as to whether 3 or 4 people were on board. 3 would suggest one pilot l, maybe throat had something to do with it?
The embedded carbon created by building new planes is worse than flying old gas guzzlers til they’re ready to drop. Same with cars, if you want to help the environment, don’t buy a Tesla, keep driving your 2003 Ford til it’s ready for scrappingJump to post
I think part of the reason those provincial hops don’t exist is because of the inequality of wealth that defines modern USA. In the old days those small towns and cities had micro economic constellations of regionally owned businesses and a large middle class. A lot of that wealth has migrated to th...Jump to post
TUGMASTER wrote:Revelation wrote:
As one of my co-workers likes to say, when man makes something idiot proof, God invents a better idiot.
And this is why we need like buttons on this site.
It isn’t only Cashill though. TWA and NTSB investigators who were involved are on record about strange and possibly illegal conduct by FBI agents. It’s not, but out of the many hundreds (if not thousands) of people involved in the investigation, how many have spoken out? Not many. No denying howeve...Jump to post
Aaron747 wrote:slider wrote:It's hard to fathom it's been 25 years.
And justice has still been evaded.
To the memory of the 230 souls lost...
Curious - who or what should be brought to justice?
Why would you? And before you say widebody, it's still an awful ULCC experience, just on a bigger plane. Do it once as a novelty flight. Otherwise, thanks, but no thanks! That’s about as good as it gets for air travel anywhere since about 2003. Rather Scoot than Ryanair or Aegean. At least you can ...Jump to post
Actually the -15 and the -10 are the same. The only reason there was a -15 is because the Japanese wanted a better version than we here in the west had, so Micky D gave them the -15. Oh brother. The -15 was a -10 with the General Electric engines of a -30, and sold to Aeromexico and Mexicana to cop...Jump to post
I recall my long time past ex gfs step dad was a pilot who described the DC landing sequence as a “controlled crash, every time.” The tail heavy configuration during landing gave little room for forgiveness. He wasn’t a 10 pilot though, so his experience on that type was jumpseating only. Nothing c...Jump to post
Pretty sure Canada, like the USA, does not allow airside transit (although unlike the USA I don’t think bags have to be imported through Canadian customs). Presumably Bangladeshis will need Canadian visas to take advantage of this agreement?Jump to post
Agreed the pilot who did the majority of the radio calls was ineffective. Air traffic controller missed the first two requests to return completely. He wasn’t the only culprit of poor RT. Almost every single transmission is stepped on by someone else making a call, which is crazy. Not sure what’s up...Jump to post
Fantastic airline pre-Covid, some of my best ever flights. But how any airline could be “airline of the year” in the current situation is ridiculous. I guess they have to give it to someone, but Koreanair, where on gods earth are they flying to? If it’s purely for freight ops I guess they’re a candi...Jump to post
Mahan Air leased a couple of Tu-204s from Air Cairo which served as a national evaluation of the type and the verdict was a thumbs down. Iran and its aviation sector institutionally has a strong preference for American hardware. Shame the US government has such a hostile policy towards Iran, it coul...Jump to post
Lots of flights at DAL do not a hub make. “Hub” means connectivity. Nearly all of the flights in the 1973 timetable are once or twice daily. That’s just O&D, sorry.Jump to post
modernArt wrote:Dallas has been a hub for American for far longer than 40 years...
It’s a nice airport. At times JAL have given it a soft subsidy by using it where possible as a connecting hub, to maybe goose the numbers a bit, by making it a cheaper connecting point than NRT and optimising it in search engines and GDS. Nice for me because when I flew JAL from Sydney to London in ...Jump to post
Lots of times there’s only one pilot up the front for sustained periods of time. I’ve been a passenger on two-crew 747s to New York where I’ve been friends with the first officer and they’ve come back and hung out in the galley for 20 mins. My good buddy’s first flight on the 777 was to Mauritius wh...Jump to post
LH982 wrote:Well that's the avocados sorted. Would be lovely if they could give a nod back to the DC8s, and paint one in the old cargo scheme.
I've always wondered why you wouldn't tolerate longer boarding times on longer range aircraft, and want shorter boarding times on shorter range aircraft, since there are more turns per day. That would imply that a shorter range aircraft with two aisles might be feasible if the turn times could be d...Jump to post
Will Airbus wings continue to be designed and built in the UK? To avoid the mountains of red tape created by the UK’s disastrous exit from the EU, it may well make sense to build wings inside the customs union. Just one example, Romania built BAC-111s, and wages there are probably half what they ar...Jump to post
Yip no way was/is JFK-LHR always full. Certain BA sectors eg mid winter often ran poorly filled in all classes. Although the corresponding reverse service may have been full and not forgetting cargo. But, from a pax point of view most definitely not ‘always full’ Of course there was the odd rainy T...Jump to post