United trims Pacific capacity till end of April per internal notice. IAH/LAX-NRT - suspended 3/8-4/24 ORD-NRT - suspended 3/8-4/27 EWR-NRT - reduced 5x weekly 3/28-4/24 SFO-KIX - reduced 5x weekly 3/28-4/24 SFO-SIN - reduced to 7x weekly 3/8-4/2 SFO-ICN - reduced to 3x weekly 3/8-4/30 HNL-NRT - dow...Jump to post
Their T-33 chase plane took off from BFI and heading towards PAE!Jump to post
I don’t think they just put the wingtips down with an intent to not fly.Jump to post
Looks like a United 777 diverted to MKE this morning.
http://flightaware.com/live/flight/UAL9 ... /KSFO/KMKE
For a E-4 replacement, I think the 747-8i would be the best candidate. Four engines would be best for the mission it is designed for. Also, should have aerial refueling as in a doomsday scenario, I would think you want the option to be aloft for as long as possible and relying on 4 engines.Jump to post
So the AN124 went to SFO. Any ideas now about what it was for? Somebody (Stephen Trimble?) on twitter mentioned that the An-225 was hired to airlift relief supplies from SFO to Guam - perhaps that report was a mistake, and it is an An-124? The An-225 arrived at OAK last night and is currently flyin...Jump to post
Andre3K wrote:Anyone know if this plane is still there?
So now we know (before we have a Boeing-blessed payload-range chart): 9000+ nm still air distance is too big a bite for even a mostly empty 78X. Why are you surprised the aircraft didn't fly a 9000+nm leg when Boeing's stated range for the aircraft is 6430 nm ? Because it's a ferry flight and the a...Jump to post
If I am hypothetically flying myself, then based on what I should do, I should get a 773ER instead of an A346. Because even though I love the A343 and A346: 1. They are gas guzzlers 2. They have 4 engines, which has its pros but also has increased maintenance costs 3. The Trent 500's are out of pro...Jump to post
Well, you guys answered the question I've had the past few hours. Around 6pm EDT, I had Flightradar24 up, and noticed that an A330-900 going MID-TLS was going to be over my house (I'm in Miami) at FL390 (in front of it at FL350 was an AA A321 flying CUN-CLT). The 330Neo was leaving a nice contrail!...Jump to post