Has Boeing been more transparent in the past? Or as beholden to alternative truths?
In other words is this a new trend, or the way business has always been done.
Just as consumers are demanding geographical changes in food production for more locally grown food, so could similarly the manufacture of aircraft in the interests of the safety of international flying public be moved to countries with legislature for the least corporate lobbying power to ensure pr...Jump to post
For a clean look, another alternative:
Hence my post and its question, because this indeed was so unusual. It was due to an electrical fire in the cockpit before takeoff that left such a nauseating smell that crews refused to fly the G-CIVO for days. The huge NAMM show at Vegas meant all flights were full to the brim, making substitution...Jump to post
British Airways G-CIVO was supposed to leave last week Wednesday from Las Vegas for Heathrow. It did not. British Airways passengers were put in hotels paid for by BA till Saturday, when the flight finally left. How long delays have you heard of or experienced?Jump to post
At least the G-CIVO G-CIVY and G-CIVK British 747s were there last week. The Wednesday flight was delayed till Saturday, with the passengers waiting those days in hotels paid by BA. The cockpit smelled too much of an electrical fire that crews refused to fly.Jump to post
Seattle Times has several good articles on this. Professional journalism can be quite different from forum postings. Read the many articles. But here is a good start: https://www.seattletimes.com/business/boeing-aerospace/failed-certification-faa-missed-safety-issues-in-the-737-max-system-implicated...Jump to post
A shift in philosophies that lead to a decline of more than just safety. - companies that move the business accent on making bankable money, not flyable planes. - less government, less oversight. - the diminished government that is left is held close to the interests that make money This short termi...Jump to post
The Concorde was quite economical once up cruising. Meaning, its cruise consumption per seat-kilometer was only four times as much as a 747? Or was it more than that? Yes, roughly the same mpg on both planes. The 747 seats 4 times more people, for more hours in lesser seat pitch, at less than half ...Jump to post
The thing is that, I don't think this flights can be possible in the future unless planes can go faster. I don't imagine 21-22 hours or more non-stop seated on a plane. What do you guys think? I have to disagree here. When a plane flies faster it burns more fuel and therefor decreases it's range. T...Jump to post
If you knew more about the biggest shareholders, you would realize the biggest owners are playing the long game. They are not the panicky type and have very deep pockets. Even IAG's interest is that Norwegian expands.Jump to post
The roads have been renumbered several times. Beware of what is now called 66. There is way more Americana and history on the original route no longer numbered as 66. There are websites about the original brick paved roads. Some still in existence. For genuine history, choose a good small town like ...Jump to post
I am encouraged by the display of patience of some of you here who tirelessly try to educate the vandals.
When the air can no longer be breathed, the water is unfit to drink, and the crops to be eaten did not survive,
the vandals will still claim it is all really good for the economy.
Lovely flying Turku to Helsinki on the evening flight with Finnair for the view, first west to Mariehamn, but then after 20mins on the ground retracing your route back east flying over Turku, so you get to see the beautiful archipelago twice in the summer. Winters are darkness.Same price as the dire...Jump to post
Beauty is not subjective. If you show 100 faces to 100 people, they will largely agree on what is pretty and what is not. The same is true for airlines. I do think that "airline design" goes welll beyond "livery" and includes anything from lounge design, uniforms, on-board magaz...Jump to post
In my 16 years of having my dB meter on flights, the biggest surprises have been the amount of hours that have exceeded 85dB which in my country is illegal, and how much noisier window seats and exits and some toilets are on some planes compared to aisle seats. I know of no country in the world whe...Jump to post
3 dB can comfortably be heard, although the difference is nearer to 5dB depending on engine type. 3 dB can easily be distinguished in direct A-B comparison. But you will not be able to hear the difference when you hear one aircraft now and the other one 1/2 hour later. And that is for continuous no...Jump to post
The differences in the noise levels shown above are so small, that an untrained obersever won't hear the difference. Normal people don't hear a difference of 3 dB (dB(A)?) 3 dB can comfortably be heard, although the difference is nearer to 5dB depending on engine type. The dB unit was initially int...Jump to post
The db meter installed on smartphone, there is a calibration function. I will see if I can calibrate it somewhere. It takes at least 10-data points per second. I will try walk up and down the aisle and take the average after 5 munites / a few thousands measurements. So peeks are averaged out. And d...Jump to post
Distance makes a big difference as dB decrease logarithmically with distance. They don't. In a freefield environment they drop by 6 dB per doubling the distance, further away friom the source in the reverberant field they stay more or less constant. But that will take us too far off. The important ...Jump to post
...it was so quiet that the couple talking behind me was so clear that it was disturbing, since no noise was there to drown out their voices. Are you also disturbed when you sit in a restaurant and hear people talking on the next table? Or is it just that you are used to it in a restaurant, but not...Jump to post
There is additional loading on the body from chemicals used to treat the airline uniform fabrics to make them more resistant to staining and creases than regular fabric.Jump to post
A higher volume steady noise from a steady sound source, like wind or engines, helps mask intermittent noise sources, which are more irritating and noticable. On a recent A350 trip, sitting ahead of wing, it was so quiet that the couple talking behind me was so clear that it was disturbing, since no...Jump to post
Yellow is a good color. If using more of it was too budgety cheapy for a premium image, then why not tint it towards gold. This new look is too much like a legal office that tries hard to appear serious and competent, scared of appearing creative or soulful. No twinkle or sparkle.Jump to post
Please post dB readings on same phone and same app, and where you sat, and where did you point your dB meter app. Then I might believe you.Jump to post
I need to fly Santiago to Puerto Natales. Looking at the Puerto Natales airport website I see flights arriving and leaving to Santiago. I want to buy tickets to fly this route but the airline webpages do not have Puerto Natales as a choice. So how do people buy tickets to get there? What am I doing ...Jump to post
Not only is the lack of yellow a pity, but changing the font style on the lettering is clumsy. The previous little twists on the feet of the letter 'a' were a subtle elegant curve on an otherwise simple font. Now those feet are just clumsy boxy. Cheap like no yellow. In things style there should alw...Jump to post
If money is tight, schedules match and the luggage is manageable, then train-bus or bus-bus:
Which one is better tasting?Jump to post
From one music industry capital to another: BMA to BNA.
Other than that, IAD to IAH, and LAX to LAS, which are also probably the most common pairs meeting this criteria.
It increases readability of the forum when one topic is indeed discussed in one thread. Hence the good rule to search threads to see if item is already under discussion, instead of starting new thread. I would therefore like to join the other voices to question the contradictory rule which requires ...Jump to post
Thanks for correction.Jump to post
Sad news. Thoughts go to his near and dear. With the integrated stairs there is weight. https://youtu.be/fEJPD1bISoIJump to post
As many are interested in seat comfort issues and to date Seatguru does not even list the Norwegian MAX 8 let me note some observations for comfortable seat choice on the Norwegian 737 MAX: 1) The DEF seats on the 737MAX (starboard side) have slightly more legroom in rows 2-14 than the corresponding...Jump to post
Is the bird more upright to match the fin angle? Yes, imho. Which shows that a logo need not be full scale to be recognized. In the case of modern aeroplanes however, slants don't vary much ( as compared to say a DC3 ) Same should happen to airlines whose tail motif is slanted, AF comes to mind... ...Jump to post
Is the Singapore Airline's tail logo bird slightly redrawn to match the slant of the leading edge of the tail fin? The lines of the bird's wing always look parallel to the front edge of the efin, no matter on which aircraft it appears, including the Concorde, giving a nicely finished look, but this ...Jump to post