Don’t forget, UA had dedicated cargo 720s and DC8s flying around until the mid 70s or so. One even made a daily appearance in FWA on its way to somewhere else. Whether you think it was short-sighted or not, they got out of the cargo-only operation. I would speculate there was a convergence of sever...Jump to post
Don’t forget, UA had dedicated cargo 720s and DC8s flying around until the mid 70s or so. One even made a daily appearance in FWA on its way to somewhere else. Whether you think it was short-sighted or not, they got out of the cargo-only operation. I would speculate there was a convergence of severa...Jump to post
I've seen far worse outfits, not classy, but then a lot of people would not be allowed to fly. The plane was certainly overbooked and they needed a justification to disembark someone. If so, why did they let her re-board (covered by a blanket)? AA owes her more than an apology. Forcing her to take ...Jump to post
It takes more than moving seats to convert a pax aircraft into a combi. How do you load freight on the main deck? A combi has to have the floor reinforced more than a pax aircraft. It’s not something you can do in a day or two. Are you sure PA hauled freight on their CRAF duty? NWA also rented out t...Jump to post
As for free wifi, the key is in execution. Free wifi for the entire plane or just certain passengers (first, business, elites)? Will there be speed or data caps? Will AA commit to provide power ports fleetwide, to support devices using wifi? Delta leads, AA follows. American's entire strategy summe...Jump to post
I have to ask. How do you know it has limited hot-high performance? This plane isn’t even on the drawing board.Jump to post
CB I would opine it was exactly the opposite. Airlines were operating state of the art IT systems to book reservations. UA even had a computer system for air freight in the 70s. They don’t come cheap. Back in the 90s, I was told, it cost my employer one cent every time the enter/transmit key was pre...Jump to post
If they really want to make a statement, they should have airtrain connect all three major airports. (I know, not in my lifetime.)Jump to post
Legally, CO was the surviving entity. Funny how these things work. In California, legally, United Airlines first registered to do business with the state... as People's Express! (which was adsorbed into CO, which was absorbed into UA). https://businesssearch.sos.ca.gov/Document/RetrievePDF?Id=01249...Jump to post
Would the insurer wait for the cause before paying anything?Jump to post
Did the NTSB compensate TWA? The plane, and presumably, its wreckage belonged to them, or is it a case of salvage rights?Jump to post
The playback mode the OP refers to is something needed at locations with low ceilings or poor acoustics. With low ceilings the speakers are close enough to the agent with the microphone that feedback is a real problem. Playback eliminates the feedback. It also helps some non public speakers if they ...Jump to post
I always looked at the flight release for the outbound flight prior to the inbound arrival to see if tha APU was inop. It was a real pita to find out the a/c had no APU at the gate, as the ground power cart was stored way over in the cargo building. We didn’t have an air start cart, but we could bor...Jump to post
There will be some controversy with this move. Ali refused to serve his country, that will not sit well with veterans. Being a great boxer will not make up for that.
On the other side of this, won't the Standiford family be upset by this?
My best guess as to what happened here, is their PNR got divided out when the name change was made--that's common. Then, prior to departure, there was an aircraft swap (sounds like probably downgrade of equipment), and when the seat reaccomodation tool was one, it viewed the PNRs as all separate. I...Jump to post
Don’t twins require a larger rudder to compensate if they loose an engine?Jump to post
A somewhat related question. In LA we have WN at ONT, BUR, LGB, SNA, and LAX. That's the big international airport. Why isn't WN also at ORD or DFW in addition to MDW and DAL? What is different about LA? Are they avoiding a bloodbath at the other two because they just didn't enter quickly enough? T...Jump to post
Please, enlighten us.Jump to post
The solution is basically jamming equipment and counter measures. Law shold be simple - flew on Airport Restriction Zone = Drone shot down. This is the only way to stop this. I do not see really idiots/kids/morons flying them - I see at present covert environment activists behind all these drone ac...Jump to post
All this hand-wringing over guilt from a perception that we have it a little easier than someone else is a waste of time/energy. Have any of those complaining about the noise stood near a runway when 707s or DC8s took off? Things are a lot quieter around airports, so yes, we have changed our ways. W...Jump to post
Why would they attempt to land with a gusting tailwind? A big gust at the flare and a lot of runway is behind you.
One more link in the chain of events/Decisions that add up to a bad result.
Boeing hasn’t been the same since McDonnell Douglas bought them with their own money. These are the the same managers that made the MD11 a short-lived plane by not updating the wing to save a couple of dollars. I won’t shed a tear to see them depart.Jump to post
zuckie13 wrote:ptwings wrote:......I guess JAL must've paid the bribe to not get removed from the "Globe" view.
Since no one has mentioned this, I will. Where you won’t find a DHL plane is any city within a couple hours drive time from CVG. (Unless it is part of a multi-hop flight going further away). No need to fly an expensive a/c when a truck can do the job.Jump to post
And here all this time I thought they one lav front and one back so you didn't have to hurdle the drink cart every time.Jump to post
I had a captain tell me DC9 was so good, he could dial the stab setting around 100 knots until he felt the nose lift and he was well withing the envelope. Fortunately, I never had to find out the hard way if he was right or not. I was the trainer on manual W&B and could whip out a narrow body in...Jump to post
The moment the picture got published of the first officer all the rumors started on every aviation related site. His mistakes led to the crash. He sued his employer. He had pilots at his old airline that hated him. You people spreading this racism should be ashamed of yourselves. How are observatio...Jump to post
Asphalt isn’t good for ramps because in warm weather having an airplane roll over the same spot repeatedly (think parking line at a gate) the asphalt will ‘flow’ over time creating ruts. Understand that asphalt is stone and sand held together by a frozen liquid. As you get closer to it’s melting poi...Jump to post
Given a long enough flight, sometimes we can knock out an entire Shakespearean play, or at least the first few acts. You can tell, if the captain disembarks dressed like Caesar. You can tell the flight went badly if he's still wearing the knife. Sometimes we resort to making ATC calls in iambic pen...Jump to post
mtnwest1979 wrote:All of these "I can't find a connection from XYZ to HNL" …. are not the pax that WN is catering to for these services. Get over it, Anyway, how many folks in BNA or IND are heading to HI anyway??
The day is coming when pax will be boarded naked (with no carry-on) and immediately sedated for the flight. Only then will flight crews feel safe flying the public, and these incidents will be a thing of the past.Jump to post
The FFA could install a scale near the end of the runway, they could easily audit a/c take off weights on an industrial scale. The installation could come complete with a large display so the pilots could confirm their w/b paperwork prior to lining up. If the numbers aren’t close, they can pull out ...Jump to post
Whenever statistics are analyzed, a list is generated. Inevitably someone has to be at the bottom of the list. Being at the bottom of a "safety list" doesn't mean it is unsafe, just sightly less safe. How many digits to the left of decimal place do you have to go to differentiate the recor...Jump to post
Sounds like he died doing what he loved, if he was still there after so many years. He also had a headstart on his trip to heaven.Jump to post
It's lawsuits like this that will end up with every passenger naked and sedated prior to loading onto the A/C.Jump to post
Just another Christmas present that they will be bored with quickly. Problem may solve itself without any intervention/intrusion by government.Jump to post
caliboy93 wrote:This is why the shutdown must end - real life consequences for so many people.