Wow! After the 737 MAX crashes, the Boeing 737 test pilot went to Southwest where he recently took a buy out. Now they are looking at federal charges against him. https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-10000429/Federal-prosecutors-reportedly-charge-former-737-MAX-test-pilot.html https://www.dallas...Jump to post
Umm... why is AA investing in other airlines when it can't even support itself without government aid. I get the partnership would be great for both of them, but if AA can invest $200 Million on an airline, then it doesn't need government aid. I am surprised that the US government allows this befor...Jump to post
southwest1675 wrote:Miss Northwest, but this merger was definitely successful.
https://www.cnn.com/2021/08/27/business ... index.html
Will this end up being the lucky move with the Delta variant of the Coronavirus affecting air travel again?
The US has the FFDO program, which is completely superfluous and unnecessary, but there is a fairly sizeable minority of pilots in the US flying around armed. I would argue that the Air Marshalls are a waste and that the FFDO program is a much better “bang for the buck” Its budget dust in the TSA/D...Jump to post
N1120A wrote:The US has the FFDO program, which is completely superfluous and unnecessary, but there is a fairly sizeable minority of pilots in the US flying around armed.
Not sure I believe it is significant, in my line of thinking the key's are to have supersonic flight with minimal sonic boom, not to have the fastest supersonic a/c or to compete with the Concorde. If reducing the speed makes some of the engineering problems easier, I still say go for it, especiall...Jump to post
I remember the SNA police stopping the flight I was on from leaving due to a "security breach" several years ago. They demanded to board the aircraft and look for the "perp" It ended up not being a security breach at all but a guy who did not pay the cabbie who drove him to the a...Jump to post
aemoreira1981 wrote:The relevant taxiway is about as long as the closed 4R/22L, but taxiways are lighted green while runways are lighted white. The problem here was between the neck and the top of the head.
Where was the camera person? Not a fan of Dubai but pretty cool marketing.Jump to post
The Captain was in the right seat. Right before landing you can see the 4 stripes and he also has his hand (not hand because his other one was holding his phone) on the yoke and probably should have taken over before the pilot flying broke the airframe but he didn't seem to concerned since he was s...Jump to post
What is the cause of the chaos at Spirit?
IT, tower staffing, Monkeypox and now a security breach. Quite a few issues in a short period of time.
https://internewsspace.wordpress.com/20 ... er-delays/
https://www.cnn.com/travel/article/airl ... index.html
United is the only airline in the United States that ranked as one of the top 10 airlines in the world.
Some things are subjective: communication, mistreatment, discrimination. Delays and cancellations are not - there are objective data for that which can readily be compared to the performance of other carriers to see is B6 is a little off or way below norms. B6 would be wise to start a task force, a...Jump to post
That's an incredibly simplistic and insulting point of view to the controllers working in that tower. Not simple or insulting. Just an observation. “Covid” is being used as the explanation for many things today in society and business. Your suggestion that that may be the problem here is a perfect ...Jump to post
It is the explanation used for most bad performance things today. That's an incredibly simplistic and insulting point of view to the controllers working in that tower. Not simple or insulting. Just an observation. “Covid” is being used as the explanation for many things today in society and busines...Jump to post
I know we’re happily out of practice on this, but this almost sounds like the COVID cleanings that happened continually a year ago. Is the FAA policy on facility cleaning still the same? COVID cleaning of the tower would have resulted in a full closure, not a GDP for staffing. That being said the c...Jump to post
This seems more realistic than Boom. Theoretically useful for major connecting airports with excess capacity and viable small markets within 250mi: DEN, ORD, IAD. At least people would want to fly Boom jets. Much of the flying public in the US (myself included) will go out of their way to avoid a t...Jump to post
I have been on flights with perceived security checks but have never heard of this tactic. Seems like not a bad idea but--- Who gave the order? The Captain? Who enforces it? Flight attendant? What does the enforcer do if non compliance? What if someone has to use the toilet? Is this a company policy...Jump to post
CNBC says crew members have been rescued, waiting to hear more but that is great news. https://twitter.com/cnbcnow/status/1410961018679869441?s=21 Of course CNBC was trying to imply it was possibly a MAX and connecting it to Boeing share price…. But there's a picture of a 737 MAX in the article - s...Jump to post
Well, I suppose this permanently grounds any efforts to reboot Midwest Express, doesn't it? Maybe Spirit can expand their buy-on-board offerings out of MKE to include chocolate chip cookies! :bouncy: :stirthepot: Actually, last I heard (and this was back in March) was that they're still planning to...Jump to post
I have not flown Spirit in quite a while but it would be nice to fly out of MKE again and not be forced to fly SWA.Jump to post
WN is a nightmare when it comes to IRROPS. Not surprising that their operation went to you know what. What is surprising is their gloating and push on social media to celebrate their birthday by a select few while many were still stranded. That wouldn't have happened on the WN of yesteryear but app...Jump to post
https://www.transportation.gov/individuals/aviation-consumer-protection/tarmac-delays Shouldn't the tarmac delays fine southwest airlines alot of money? Reading the various Denver media articles It looks like southwsst broke pretty much event tarmac rule having people sit there while they were tota...Jump to post
Unlike PanAm, Eastern, TWA or Laker.... Vietnam Airlines is state owned Alitalia will never go bust in a true sense - ie shut down and completely stop flying. ITA is just a rebranding I just do not trust or believe absolutes like "never" and "always" There are plenty of countrie...Jump to post
wedgetail737 wrote:Did WN have a software blockpoint that wasn't quite ready or something?
behramjee wrote:In Vietnam, the only airline that can come close to shutting down is Bamboo.
There is no way either Vietnam Airlines nor Vietjet are going down under any circumstances.
also, why would Southwest ask the FAA to "ground" it's aircraft? Can't the airline just do it when they want or is there a financial benefit to having the government do it? Do they report different on time numbers or maybe not pay out on extensive tarmac delays? https://www.wsj.com/article...Jump to post
Scarebus34 wrote:Problems have extended into a third day - over 300 cancellations so far today.
Here are some economic realities. The fact that the 737 continues to sell in large numbers means that it fulfills the needs of many customers, and Boeing is making money building them. The fact that the basic design is over 50 years old is completely irrelevant. The fact that the A320 is newer and ...Jump to post
https://onemileatatime.com/air-india-fl ... verts-bat/
It was a very expensive dump/delay for a flying bat. I have never heard of this happening before. Do staff deal with bats often?
Sooner787 wrote:Now let's see if AA or DL or other intl blue chip airlines jump on this bandwagon.
If this comes to fruition, the other airlines can't risk getting left behind
A couple of things that need to be addressed since everyone is a great Monday Morning QB. No the crew will not get fired . People make mistakes. As with every single investigation after any kind of incident the investigators will be trying to determine why the mistake was made and understand ALL th...Jump to post
This certainly wouldn't be a career ender for the pilot would it? Its a mistake sure, but... ?? Asking as I have no idea. I suppose too it also depends on other factors, history, etc. Not a career ender at all, more embarrassing than anything else. This unfortunately happens from time to time. I’ve...Jump to post
Lpbri wrote:According to my research, it was a slat problem. Still had to make an overweight landing.
In 2015 Japan raised the retirement age for pilots to 67. What is the position of the various pilot unions in the US to follow their lead?
I seem to remember ALPA supporting the age change from 60 to 65.
I have heard discussion about the FAA changing the mandatory retirement age for pilots to 67 in the US. I know other countries have higher age limits as well. Is this a good idea? What are the positions of ALPA, American's union, SWAPA, Teamsters? Is this a good idea? Is the experience value better ...Jump to post
I did not read the link but this is pretty old news if it is the same story. https://www.chron.com/news/houston-texas/article/Southwest-pilots-set-course-for-nudity-2116437.php Article says that Southwest fired the pilots. That is old news, and a completely different event than the one being discus...Jump to post
I did not read the link but this is pretty old news if it is the same story.
https://www.chron.com/news/houston-texa ... 116437.php
Article says that Southwest fired the pilots.
The new video does bring a new angle to this. Still, I'm reminded of the old adage of "two wrongs don't make a right". Punching a FA is obviously an absolute no-no and I'm glad the passenger has been charged with a felony. Absolutely, sometimes my son says "don't poke the bear"....Jump to post
Here is a video of what happened- https://www.cbs8.com/mobile/article/news/crime/passenger-who-witnessed-fight-on-southwest-plane-to-san-diego-believes-flight-attendant-is-also-to-blame/509-21050218-6f19-4428-b1c0-e70ea42fe515 Interesting video. It takes the discussion in a whole different direction.Jump to post
I'm not sure it has gotten worse. It could also be that more cases get documented (mobile phone cameras) and reported. In 2004 I witnessed an old guy pawing the behind of a FA (notably with his wife sitting next to him). All consequences he had to endure was the co-pilot giving him a lecture on goo...Jump to post