VirginFlyer wrote:Not the best taste really - terminal illnesses and suicide aren’t joking matters. That said, maybe you could do us all a favour and “dignitas” your A.net account - it is terminally flawed in the logic department with a severe self-reinforcing delusion.
Boeing also probably has some protection through product liability insurance. Honest question: Is there any insurance out there that is going to pay out billions of dollars for something like this? I don’t know much about insurance for extremely-high-value items, but it seems unlikely that there wo...Jump to post
I don't know what the rules are in the states as far as transferring money from one division of a company to another. Could Boeing Corporation use money from say Boeing Defense to minimize the loses at Boeing Commercial Aircraft? Commercial and Defense Business unit are part of the same company at ...Jump to post
Big picture question, is there any reasons you can think of that UA would want to radically reduce service or even eliminate a LARGE airport? Questions that come to mind are: Why serve MIA when FLL is so near? Why serve PHL when EWR is only 80 miles away? Why serve BWI when IAD is so close? A big q...Jump to post
I've got return flights LHR-ORD (outbound via BRU, return direct) with United and Brussels Airlines (for the LHR-BRU segment) for £259. The 'fare' was apparently $13, with the rest being taxes and fees. This is basic economy, no bag, but still. Crazy cheap. I'm fully expecting a terrible seat (alth...Jump to post
My wonder is, when do headphone jacks go away completely given that many new personal devices (mainly Apple products) no longer even support them. Would there be a technical challenge in getting in-seat entertainment to connect to Bluetooth?Jump to post
I’ve noticed Delta puts wrist bands that scan on children’s wrists... wonder if lack ot technology played a part... UA already is planning on adding scannable wristbands in the coming weeks. The training has already been completed by staff. Aren't boarding passes scannable? Don't gate agents physic...Jump to post
‘Twould be helpful if a large thread like this could have a page 1 (preferably even post #1) summary of key points of what we know so far. Even better if it could be kept reasonably updated whenever a major development occurs. Otherwise, you’ll have 25 pages of people going in loops arguing over the...Jump to post
Don't think your distribution proves that much. Of course we all know hubs and the most major cities make up a lot of mainline, that's pretty much a given.... Yes, that is a given. The distribution was to show you how quickly the total adds up outside of the hubs. The following airports add up to 5...Jump to post
Is it heading to BA? Don't forget, QR is a shareholder of IAG, surely they can make arrangement for BA to have the 6 QR A380s for a song. The song will be a wail, because the QR frames have GP7200 and BA runs Trents. OMG. BA and WW are such huge moaners. I really cannot stand them. I mean, they hav...Jump to post
The stretched 200 was originally referred to SUD but changed to EUD (Extended Upper Deck) when it was pointed out the in medical circles SUD was often an abbreviation for Sudden Unexplained Death. I’ve never heard that before. Every plane I’ve seen has been designated as -200SUD. Looking just now t...Jump to post
texl1649 wrote:Why would Boeing be paying what they are to give up on the primary product line’s anchor product?
psolk wrote:Silly question but is that the wingtip position or is it in the "folded" position... Almost looks like it is folded up.
Are you sure you landed “in a field” and not just at another airport?Jump to post
jworks158 wrote:What do you think of the E175 in full colors? https://www.airliners.net/photo/United- ... LL/5560595
Will Boeing keep the 737-800 in production longer to address plane shortages at airlines affected by the 737 MAX grounding? There is a market for some additional 737-800's at airlines such as WN who are facing plane shortages resulting from the 737 MAX grounding until the 737 MAX safety issues are ...Jump to post
In the UK's case they will be replacing the 707 based E3 Sentry delivered in 1991-2 (ref: http://www.armedforces.co.uk/raf/listings/l0026.html ) because they felt it was better to move on to a more modern aircraft with more modern systems then continuing to invest in the 707 aircraft. Veering off t...Jump to post
sargester wrote:They didn't unless it was HNL or LHR or similar tier business cities
https://www.reuters.com/article/us-space-exploration-stratolaunch-exclus/exclusive-space-firm-founded-by-billionaire-paul-allen-closing-operations-sources-idUSKCN1T12FD?fbclid=IwAR2powjLJbbmaqe_93oV64lruOiQh4YIowuOI50R534z2Uh8BRsYm6MgjPw The end? If true, that really sucks. But its being proved tha...Jump to post
No it's called fiction. You do know that this thread is about UA and DL right? Yes I know but for the sake of putting this debate rest, I'll just ignore your comments. Give it a rest. You can ignore someone’s comments, but you can’t ignore the fact (which should have been blatantly obvious) that th...Jump to post
I know this absolutely is not going to happen, but my one request anyway: Hang onto the A310s a little longer, and fly them on some domestic Canadian or transborder US routes so I can fly on them and get *A credit.
You can retire them the next day, and proceed business as usual from that point.
Mexicana went bankrupt almost 10 years ago (before the neo was even launched). How are their orders still on the books?Jump to post
Why on earth was this approved? It hasn't been approved yet. Shareholders and government regulators still have to approve it. Are Westjet in such financial turmoil that they had to accept this? It has nothing to do with financial turmoil. Onex is offering a 67% premium over Friday's closing share p...Jump to post
Curious how the "these things always come in threes" people in the Challenger 600 crash thread account for this one. Is this the start of a new 3? I was actually curious which "three" they were referring to. I mean, is there a fixed timeframe to which the count of three applies,...Jump to post
I know I'm probably sounding like a broken record at this point, but I really still don't understand why no one bothered to save 9V-SKA, either to preserve it for display, or at least to operate it. I mean, surely being the plane that operated the first commercial A380 would have given it some valu...Jump to post
Clue is in … where is SNU? Look it up: https://www.nationsonline.org/oneworld/IATA_Codes/IATA_Code_S.htm Remember when this forum had all the IATA codes stored so you could just over over the code and it would give you them??? Good times Except for those of us that primarily visit the site on mobil...Jump to post
They haven't flown that in quite some time. I see NZ001 as a daily flight on LON-LAX. Not sure where you got your information from, that NZ is not flying this route. If that comment is for me, I think we said the same thing... You said opposite things. You said "they haven't flown that in quit...Jump to post
How is the 77W (an aircraft currently in production and receiving warranty support through Boeing) "obsolete"? Its obsolete in the sense that the A350-1000 can play the exact same role in a fleet, but at much lower cost. Definition of obsolete, per Merriam-Webster: no longer in use or no ...Jump to post
Baade 152? passenger jet that never entered service Avro C102? ditto If we're counting stuff that never entered service, there was the Dornier 728. One plane was built (maybe a second was under construction? Don't remember), then the company went bankrupt and the program died. Also, if we're counti...Jump to post
No such thing as a 777-322ER. Boeing hasn’t used customer codes since 2016. UA never took delivery of any 77Ws before that date. 22 was CO’s old customer code which was transferred to UA post merger. Between the 2010 merger and the 2016 discontinuation of customer codes, UA DID take delivery of -x2...Jump to post
Ok, so Boeing's stock tanks, then what, they use the dreaded Chpt.11 to clear pensions, union contracts, other debt, re-organize then start selling all their a/c at even greater give away prices, and the aviation industry is better because they start increasing their market share by selling a/c at ...Jump to post
How do they know a plane has dents from hail in the first place? I mean, obviously, you might see some of them, but do they have to do a full thorough check of every plane on the ground during a hail storm to find out if there were any dents in the first place? Do they have to check the whole fusela...Jump to post
Yes, with 5 sensors, each of which has a 20% failure rate, the chance of any one of the sensors failing is 100%. That does not mean that you will get a failure every time, because sometimes you will get multiple failures and sometimes you will get zero failures. You get it wrong. Sorry. 100% probab...Jump to post
These videos also give a very distorted view of the airplane’s angle. The telephoto effect makes it look like the plane was nearly vertical, but in reality, the plane was within its normal operating envelope. Maybe close to the edge of it, but still, for a lightly loaded plane, there’s probably no r...Jump to post
At the time, WN's model was based around operating aircraft mostly of the same size so that frames could be easily swapped. They did depart from that a bit by ordering the -500. But the -700 was about the same size as the -300 it replaced. It was only in the last few years that WN started ordering ...Jump to post
Russian transcons ... can overfly Siberia without ETOPS. This is actually a minor misunderstanding of ETOPs, as there are many overland routes in sparsely populated regions where ETOPS rules must be applied. Even over the Australian outback, for night time overflights ETOPS rules are applied due to...Jump to post
Lufthansa would be plain stupid to downgrade to the MAX for one simple reason: containerised luggage. Their operations heavily depend on flexibility. For instance, passengers missed their connection, bags have to be unloaded. Then the pax still make it at the very last minute and bags have to be re...Jump to post
Can United bring some 757s out of storage to replace the 737 MAX 9? I don’t think UA has any flyable 757s in storage other than, maybe, the one PS frame they retired last month. Everything else has been gone for years and either sold off (Fedex bought a bunch for freighter conversion) or probably i...Jump to post