2 people for a machine carrying 200+ lives is too expensive for airline industry huh? Even today, Airlines barely get any sympathies from the general public due to charging for petty things. This will cause a complete mistrust between people and airlines. Then the general public of which you are ar...Jump to post
One thing people seem to forget about on these boards is that you can’t simply say demand is down this percent, therefore we must cut this percent of staffing. It’s a delicate balance in an extremely difficult time. Cut too much and you give up market share if things unexpectedly come back. Not to m...Jump to post
I was on DL88 this morning. I have to say I was disappointed in some of the behavior of aviation enthusiasts on this flight. A number of younger basically exclusively males wearing no face covering, or wearing it but around their neck talking loudly. This is a confined space during a pandemic when ...Jump to post
You are absolutely correct, when I think back to when I first started with United on the ramp, we had 2 dayshifts, 2 afternoon shifts, and midnight shift. There was one supervisor in each zone on days and afternoons, while midnights had 2 supervisors for the entire ramp operation. There were only 2...Jump to post
Zealots on one side who have an axe to grind against Delta because they are mad about that thing that happened 27 years ago that Delta did to them. Zealots on the other side who have drank so much blue Delta kool-aid over the years that the company could probably literally screw them and they’d happ...Jump to post
While I do not expect DL to serve destinations other than its hubs or focus cities nonstop from CLT, DL adding CLT-BOS, CLT-LAX, and CLT-SEA nonstop service are possibilities as DL has hubs at BOS, LAX, and SEA. You're ignoring the level of competition. AA's 7x frequency (Friday) on CLT-LAX makes i...Jump to post
Looks to me like the captain and dispatcher painted themselves into a corner and DCA became the only option. Where I am, DCA is closed to diversions unless the aircraft is in dire emergency, due to enhanced security procedures put in place after 9/11. I'd assume United is the same way, but it got do...Jump to post
Going anywhere on opening day is just asking for trouble. Couple that with the fact that New York City is an extremely tough environment for large construction projects (from building codes, to labor laws, to union contracts, to cost overruns, the list goes on and on). Never ever plan on anything op...Jump to post
All it takes is one airport closure after the "point of no return", and the plane and its passengers & crew are out of luck. Remember the great San Diego power outage of 2011? For seven hours, no one was able to figure out how to turn the lights in this county back on, and SAN was clo...Jump to post
I cant speak for flight planning requirements in other countries, but every domestic US flight is dispatched with 45 minutes of "reserve" fuel automatically built into the flight plan. You can't ever "plan" to use that fuel, but it it is there should you arrive at your destinatio...Jump to post
Woah there fanboy, calm down.
My point is that they're frankly a hulking monolith that refuses to innovate. Great product for DAL-AMA, not so great for BWI-OAK.
How many other airlines have declared maintenance emergencies lately?
While I realize that ETOPS are a completely different ballgame, SAN-HNL/OGG is only slightly longer a distance than SAN-BWI, and the ability of the proper 737 to fly to the islands has been proven over a period of many years and many operators, The operations manuals are out there, and I have no do...Jump to post
Is there any rhyme or reason to the mainline flight numbers on domestic flights? For example, many but not all MSP-ATL flights are 28xx; MSP-DTW has a lot of 22xx, 23xx, and 25xx; MSP-LGA is 19xx, 21xx, 22xx; MSP-LAX is 12xx, 13xx, 14xx, 15xx; but MSP-SEA doesn't seem to have any particular pattern...Jump to post
To the guy who said baggage was free in the 1960s: not. Do some research before spouting off. JFK LAX in the sixties was like $800 for coach in today’s money, If you were lucky. Spirit will fly you across the country for what, $150? You, the consumer, demanded it. Stop complaining and pay $30 for yo...Jump to post
....unless your own system has four times the resolution of the IFE panels, and movies that you prefer to the current catalog on board. My own system has all of that and I still prefer the ire . I’m on the plane now as we speak. It’s just more convenient to me. Speaking of ire on DL, one of the rea...Jump to post
Well in airline parlance, we have drunk and disorderly pax who do the same on an almost monthly basis and most are never even charged in a court of law or held responsible for the financial loss or the inconvenience of the other pax on that flight or the others downstream waiting for the delay a/c....Jump to post
Someone at AA can correct me if I am wrong, but where I am these particular aircraft are equipped with life rafts, a pyrotechnic signaling device, an ELT, and life preservers. This allows the aircraft to operate further from shore (up to 162 nm) and typically (in the case of airlines such as AA or D...Jump to post
MD88's can fly RNAV SIDs, STARs, and enroute. Just cant shoot RNAV approaches since they don't have GPS.Jump to post
L-AA used to fly MIA-RSW with the old Executive ATR-72 fleet. If I remember correctly, at a time, the route was flown up to 6x a day (in the early 2000s). When the ATR's went away, MIA-RSW went with them.Jump to post
It was a Delta flight, not an AA flight.Jump to post
I don't know if its' still there, but a while back the current terminal had an outpost of Cafe du Monde serving beignets. Will those delightful greasy, pillowy, sweet pieces of Heaven be available in the new terminal? I second this... Right next to the DL ticket counter in the current terminal is a...Jump to post
All I am saying is that if it was there, it was never regularly scheduled. It was/is one of the following:
1) A charter
2) An equipment substitution
3) A tech stop from JNB.
Other than when they were first ordered when it was brief, they've never been 'scheduled' into SJU, ala LIM.
No 777 service to SJU. The plane you're probably seeing on flightaware etc. is the occasional tech stop JNB-ATL.Jump to post
Wow, I've been visiting this website for just about half of my entire lifespan... Im 30 now, I don't post much anymore, but still love to read. You guys really screwed this site up. It's generic now. It's hard to read. The forums are hard to read. Tons of white space. Bad color palette. What were yo...Jump to post
<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/Max752" class="quote" target="_blank">Max752</a> (<a href="#0" class="quote">Thread starter</a>):<br/><i>Warm Nut Service+Beverages As always, A...Jump to post
You are looking at through flights. US449 is <acronym title="St. Louis - Lambert-St. Louis International (STL / KSTL), USA - Missouri">STL</acronym>-<acronym title="Phoenix - Sky Harbor International (Municipal) (PHX / KPHX), USA - Arizona">PHX</acronym>-<acronym title="Boise - Air Terminal / Gowen ...Jump to post
<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/laca773" class="quote" target="_blank">laca773</a> (<a href="#30" class="quote">Reply 30</a>):<br/><i><acronym title="Delta Air Lines (USA)">DL<...Jump to post
<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/coairman" class="quote" target="_blank">coairman</a> (<a href="#58" class="quote">Reply 58</a>):<br/><i>I know this is a bit off topic.... Delta...Jump to post
I would suspect AA uses United line MX there like everyone else does for ETOPS checks...Jump to post
I was on DL73 <acronym title="New York - John F. Kennedy International (Idlewild) (JFK / KJFK), USA - New York">JFK</acronym>-<acronym title="Atlanta - Hartsfield-Jackson International (The William B Hartsfield) (ATL / KATL), USA - Georgia">ATL</acronym> yesterday (B76ER) that diverted to <acronym t...Jump to post
US Airways used to ground stop itself in PHL due to extreme ramp congestion in times of IROP. Don't know if that's still the case.Jump to post
I was the agent that boarded your flight.Jump to post
I worked that flight.. I remember looking to see how new the plane was because you could smell the leather!Jump to post
Its not magnetic. The canopy is controlled by two switches and the ends operate independently of each other. The agent manually lowers and raises the canopy, making sure to be careful not to scratch the cockpit windows or mangle any antennas that might be on top of the fuselage (especially on RJs). ...Jump to post
@A340600 -- You need to remember that not every cabin can be perfectly clean 100 percent of the time. I've been on plenty of carriers (including European carriers), where the plane isnt exactly the cleanest. I work as a gate agent for a certain "legacy" carrier here in the US (not <acronym title="Am...Jump to post
You got to experience American's Miami! Congratulations. Miami is the <acronym title="American Airlines (USA)">AA</acronym> hub that the company seemingly doesnt care about. It's a cash cow but never gets any upgrades in the way of aircraft or facilities. At least you didnt have to see D35 where the...Jump to post
WJBK FOX 2 Detroit stands for "Jesus, Be Kind". WD<acronym title="Fuijan Airlines (China)">IV</acronym> NBC 4 Detroit stands for "We're Detroit's <acronym title="Fuijan Airlines (China)">IV</acronym> (Roman Numerals for 4)" WAPE 95.1 <acronym title="Shanghai Airlines (China)">FM</acronym> in Jackson...Jump to post
Live in Jacksonville, FL....
Discs ship/return from/to Jacksonville, FL.
Takes one day each way.
My hometown: Detroit, Michigan <a href="http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/a/a0/DetroitSkyline.jpg" target="_blank"/><a href="http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/a/a0/DetroitSkyline.jpg" target="_blank"/><a href="http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/a/a0/DetroitSkyline....Jump to post
When I worked for <acronym title="American Airlines (USA)">AA</acronym>, putting those stairs down was an arrival task that the person connecting the ground air took care of. The panel with the controls is located just forward of the stairs themselves (near the drains that always leak water on you)....Jump to post
My baby: 2008 Volvo S40 <acronym title="Turkmenistan Airlines">T5</acronym>, the inside is all black leather with the stainless steel accents. <a href="http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v477/bobo2196/DSCF0535.jpg" target=_blank><img src="http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v477/bobo2196/DSCF0535.jpg" ...Jump to post