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
I'll bite.. Me a few weeks ago on the 42nd (top) floor of the Bank of America Building in Jacksonville, <acronym title="Airtran (USA)">FL</acronym>... The tallest building between Atlanta and Miami. Behind me is the Modis Building, which was the tallest building in the State of Florida from 1974 to ...Jump to post
I love my S40. Volvos are just something that you either have in your blood or you don't. The S40 has been problem free since its purchase (except that defective lumbar unit). Although the car looks small on the outside by US standards, the inside is surprisingly roomy. I live in <acronym title="Jac...Jump to post
Annnnnd I just had to show them both off <img src="/aviation-forums/graphics/smilies/biggrin.gif" alt="Big grin"> <img src="/aviation-forums/graphics/smilies/biggrin.gif" alt="Big grin"> <a href="http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v477/bobo2196/photo-2.jpg" target=_blank><img src="http://im...Jump to post
I own two Volvos... a 2008 S40 <acronym title="Turkmenistan Airlines">T5</acronym> and a 1998 V70XC Cross Country AWD. Both were made at the Ghent plant in Belgium. Honestly I can say that both of them are mechanically very sound and run very well.. The S40 has 35,000 miles on it and the only things...Jump to post
At least we have websites like Kayak and Orbitz that gather all the appropriate information and allow us to make a choice over several different airlines... What a great idea for healthcare. @FlyDeltaJets87: I work for <acronym title="American Airlines (USA)">AA</acronym> and Sabre will price out ti...Jump to post
2008 Volvo S40 <acronym title="Turkmenistan Airlines">T5</acronym> When I first got her (In Downtown Jacksonville, <acronym title="Airtran (USA)">FL</acronym>) <a href="http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v477/bobo2196/DSCF0549.jpg" target=_blank><img src="http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v477/bobo21...Jump to post