UA444 wrote:Never heard of this before. Would love to see a photo of a Saul Bass 757 though.
So I follow this industry enough to know that labor is very seniority driven, and that the larger planes tend to go more senior. So I was a bit confused when I read this: https://www.instagram.com/p/CaktIADveEQ/?utm_medium=copy_link Swayne was recently a captain on Envoy’s E145, and now he has been...Jump to post
I can remember flying on the "River Route" in 1985 GRI-LBF-BFF-DEN on Frontier Horizon (Convair 580) and also in 1984 on Rocky Mountain Air Dash 7 (GRI-LNK-OMA), and it was like a bus. Every stop, a handful of people got off, another handful of people got on. But the planes were pretty fu...Jump to post
In addition to aircraft purchases and traditional leases, there are also Equipment Trust Certificates (ETCs or Enhanced ETCs (EETCs)) that operate like a lease-to-own transaction. As I understand it, the ETCs - and eventually, EETCs - originated in the railroad industry before spreading to the airli...Jump to post
UA have only just upgauged both LAX/SFO-SYD to 77Ws in December with Australians allowed to return home, not sure how many pax are actually on them. There were some 77Ws earlier in the pandemic for freight services. Mainly 789s for the majority of the time though. I haven't checked this, but didn't...Jump to post
Would a 737 of the same size as the 737-100 be viable today? No. The economics of the -200 were simply better.
Research the sales numbers of the 737-600. It was the smallest of the 737NGs and it didn't sell well. But even the -600 (and the -500) were bigger than the -100.
acomp wrote:Anyone know why UA sends multiple PW 772s from the mainland to Xiamen/Hong Kong via HNL and GUM and then back to Victorville (VCV) since last year?
Hey guys. Is there a procedure that tells which specific engine to start first on a Twin-Engine? In Prepar3d, FS2Crew always tells me to start engine 2 and then 1. Is it always like that on every flight? Cheers! Ricardo At WN it’s always 2 and then 1 unless an air start is required and then they st...Jump to post
new generation 30-50 pax props that allow for single pilot operations.... it's the only way that remote regional flying will continue... Are there any such aircraft in the works? Not that I'm ware of, so expecting one to appear in the near future (the OP's "next 5 years") seems rather unl...Jump to post
How far back do you want to go? Back in my days at DEN/Stapleton, Trans-Colorado, Pioneer, Centennial (before Mesa), Rocky Mountain. Almost forgot GP Express. Before those were Wright, AeroMech. Mall. Comair is now long gone, too. Trans Asia comes to mind as well, though a bit later. Forgot to ment...Jump to post
Is the airport certified under Part 139? Please see: https://www.faa.gov/airports/airport_sa ... -part-139/Jump to post
The first 737-10 to be painted in UA colors: https://twitter.com/AeroimagesChris/status/1487642709095436290 I wasn't really expecting it, but I wished there was some distinguishing between the Max9 and Max10 in the paint scheme. Some blocked out windows up front, or different paint around the behin...Jump to post
Thank you very much for all your replies. However, I don't feel any closer to solving the solution. It may be the routing of ducts, I agree. How come the A-10 and C-5 didn't have any anti-ice? Wouldn't any ice affect the airfoil significantly? IIRC, Boeing originally proposed that the 777 not have ...Jump to post
These routes aren’t just regular corporate traffic like sales people. They’re connecting massive tech markets. All the major tech companies in the Bay Area and Seattle have huge offices in BLR and HYD. That demand will be there because the teams need to connect. You can’t use the broad “corporate t...Jump to post
WayexTDI wrote:Ziyulu wrote:I'm surprised this happened in China considering how strict they are with batteries in checked luggage.
There was no checked luggage, it was a cargo airplane.
Rest in peace and blue skies to you, General McGee. Truly, one of the greatest of the Greatest Generation.Jump to post
GalaxyFlyer wrote:I’d love to see pilots raised on “glass” enter and fly an intersection hold with dual VORs.
How far back do you want to go?
Back in my days at DEN/Stapleton, Trans-Colorado, Pioneer, Centennial (before Mesa), Rocky Mountain. Almost forgot GP Express.
Before those were Wright, AeroMech. Mall. Comair is now long gone, too.
Trans Asia comes to mind as well, though a bit later.
This thread is explains the reason a friend who worked down the street from me in Houston Center (ZHU) would ask CRJ2 pilots, "if you had a vertical rate what would it be"!! :stirthepot: Though us in the TRACON just let everyone else climb above you guys in the CRJ2, E145 and E45X, then l...Jump to post
What was the perceived problem that travelers thought would be solved from moving from 5 to 6? Most airports do have security on the check in level, so I see that. Plus having one security to feed the bridge and trains is logical. As Kim Day related it, the airport had done surveys and a consistent...Jump to post
How would you fix the security checkpoints with the current (pre-remodel) layout? That is the biggest concern and the main aspect of the project. I understand the security, safety and perception concerns with the original security checkpoints on the 5th floor. However, it wasn't necessary to move t...Jump to post
9 years for essentially moving around the furniture and putting in a new floor :shock: How would you fix the security checkpoints with the current (pre-remodel) layout? That is the biggest concern and the main aspect of the project. I understand the security, safety and perception concerns with the...Jump to post
Rather low visibility there - at KSMF - for a while: KSMF 091706Z 32006KT 1/4SM R17R/2200FT FG OVC002 04/03 A3033 RMK AO2 TWR VIS 1/4 T00390033 $ KSMF 091653Z 31006KT 1/8SM R17R/1400FT FG OVC002 03/03 A3033 RMK AO2 TWR VIS 1/4 SLP270 T00330033 $ KSMF 091650Z 31005KT M1/4SM R17R/1400FT FG OVC001 03/0...Jump to post
I'm talking about people on this forum that the key to aviation safety is getting rid of the pilot & let computers do everything. ...I was trying to look up some examples of automation incidents, and outside the MAX8 issues, I was actually having difficulty. Most accidents that place blame on a...Jump to post
...I'm happy to meet in the middle here and give some ground on a few things - the vaping, for example, yes, is a no no and should be dealt with accordingly. Sunwing is in their right to cancel the return flight home as are the other carriers - but how this all blew up into a 'thing' is pretty much...Jump to post
UAL 1 SFO-SIN resumes tonight 05JAN. No word on another suspension based on Singapore's freeze of new VTL ticket sales. Just looked at UAL's website and it's still showing as departing tonight, so I'm doubtful that there will be a last minute suspension. If it were going to happen, it probably alre...Jump to post
In the course of my career, I worked under two different preferential bidding systems (PBS). The first one was very basic and awarded whatever the first (senior most) pilot bid as long as it was legal. Number 2 got whatever was bid and #1 didn't already have. And so on. The junior most line holder r...Jump to post
Putting an IO540 in a Sierra will not give you a linear increase in cruise speed, and it certainly won't alter the fundamental structure of the airplane. The Sierra has a Vne of 168 KIAS, which is actually pretty respectable, but there's no way you're going to get that increased. That said, I know ...Jump to post
I think everyone agrees a 737-7 can make HNL-DEN regularly. Seems like WN thinks DEN-HNL will work, but until they get one and put a few miles on it who knows how often a pit-stop will be needed. The question is... would it be able to do so profitably, carrying a sufficient load? At sub-150 seats (...Jump to post
Ok well you just keep saying that, what you talking about I just looked up UA and westbound is 7 hours and 25 minutes and 7 hours and 50 minutes to LIH UAL's flights are on 777s, 767s and 757s; at 737 cruise speeds, it would be longer and probably close to 8 hours. Having said that, I suspect that ...Jump to post
But also no compelling reason not to, given that they were the cheapest... I paid 99$ to fly from Oakland to London and had a comfortable ride on a brand new 787. I don't see what BA/UA/AA could have given me that would have made it worth paying an extra 300$ to fly on them. Reliability (longevity)...Jump to post
lightmac wrote:- countries that lot their flag carriers: Hungary, Italy, Namibia, Slovenia, Armenia, Estonia, Cyprus, Czech Republic...
Did I miss any major trends for the last ten years? Thank you!
I always get a chuckle out of the comments from passengers and the like "it's not foggy, I live really close to the airport." I've been on approach when the entire airport and terminal facility is totally in the clear but the touchdown end of the runway was 1/8 SM. Too true. But I've expe...Jump to post
So cruising flight is just an unavoidable expense that more long haul flights must endure? Ideally they would climb and climb and climb if they could and then descend without any cruise segment? I didn't realize that. Thanks. Well, not quite. There's no point climbing above the optimum cruise altit...Jump to post
Always fascinating! Thank you for all your hard work! It's amazing how many hubs don't have any 50 seaters. UA really needs to shed some. I wonder if ZW is on it's 9th life? I'm surprised to see DFW over take ATL, probably because DL has cut down so many 50 seats. I believe it's UAL's plan to do ju...Jump to post
IADFCO wrote, “ There were reasons for concern about Omicron already at the end of November from South Africa, with the first epidemiological data from the UK on December 11 https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/SARS-CoV-2_Omicron_variant. ” While that’s correct, the December schedules were already set and ...Jump to post
So to clarify - UA utilizing a 19 passenger electric aircraft needs 2 pilots - are both required to have 1500 hours of flight time? A 9 seat passenger aircraft can operate with one pilot. Does he need a ATP or just a just a 250 hour commercial license? Am I missing something from Kirby's comment th...Jump to post
Generally speaking, the smaller the airliner, the more it costs to operate per seat. For years - decades really - the majors whipsawed one regional airline against another with low wages as part of the result. To incentivize more pilots, they'll need to pay them more. But will the customer, who's co...Jump to post
Another underwhelming experience in F on one of the ex-CO 737s. UA has been surprisingly quiet on the 737 refurbs. They are needed. You must have missed the United Next announcement - it's going to take time to refurb, can't happen overnight. Are F seats on the newer 737s - like the 8Max and 9Max -...Jump to post
...No, what I am saying is that there is room to consolidate a lot of that to larger equipment. This saves on staff, fuel, MX, and flow control. There was a time in my life when I was flying that route quite a lot for work. I cannot possibly see how it would be problematic to go from one every 14 m...Jump to post
LAXdude1023 wrote:Chicago and Houston are both amazing cities. I’ve had the pleasure of living in both. Glad UA serves both generously.
AA is moving to C in September’22 with 5 gates on the northwest side. I moved them to A when I was in the Real Estate Group, WTH. AA has moved more than any carrier at DEN. Yeah, that doesn’t make any sense. AA/DL should be on A, especially with BA and AF having international flights. Putting a new...Jump to post
after so much bragging about the world class NOC, kinda surprising. Wonder what this will do to the staff. Part of the thing with Chicago and being downtown is you didn't need to buy a car when you made the move from Houston. Disappointing nonetheless. Is the cost of housing any cheaper in Arlingto...Jump to post
santi319 wrote:The fact that the the world's wealthiest 1% produce double the combined carbon emissions of the poorest 50%, says a lot about where the focus should be…