And then a Navy SEAL gets booted for taking a selfie. Idiocy literally could not worse. It's fun how you didn't write "And then a person/guy/man (choose the one you like) gets booted for taking a selfie." It sounds like its (former) job is of any importance in this situation, like it woul...Jump to post
SEA-PVG isn't even that long of a flight. It's less than 5,000nmi.
Flights are around 11-12 hours.
Some aircraft (E-Jets and 777s are the ones I know of, but there are probably more) already have cameras pointing from the cockpit doorway towards the cabin, and you can see the galley, entryway, and first few rows. It's a great idea, and I hope we see more cameras around airplanes soon. Safety ove...Jump to post
So at a minimum this may have been caused by crap CRM. Saying "we are comfortable" when you're waaaaay outside the slot means that that 17000 hours flying experience made the captain think that his superhuman flying skills allowed him to ignore the Company's rules, and if there wasn't a r...Jump to post
Out of curiosity if the gear was not down and the plane did impact the runway wouldnt: a. We have pics of the runway itself (especially seeing that the passenger list already leaked)? b. Have some more damage on the fuselage especially towards the rear of the plane (potentially tail strike as it tr...Jump to post
Not really sure about the needed size of this new turboprop, but off the top of my head all I can say is that 'disruptive technology' and Boeing do not go together well. Particularly not in the same sentence. I do trust Embraer for their innovation and courage, but not the Boeing company. They are ...Jump to post
Jesus Christ, people need to re-watch the intro to the 1993 movie "Short Cuts" to clued in on this. Also, WTF were the stupid teachers and/or police officers doing at this time? You got 60 kids outside and see a low lying aircraft on a approach = Get them to Safety. They had warning, as t...Jump to post
I am surprised the US allows LH, OS or the ME3 to fly to Iran. The US has absolutely no control over where other sovereign nations allow their flagged carriers to operate. Sure they do. Mahan dropped FCO and MXP after the U.S. "suggested" the Italian government step in and pull their land...Jump to post
I find it difficult to believe an air defense crew would be unable to differentiate between an aircraft that obviously just took off from IKA and an aircraft that most likely would be flying faster, at a higher altitude, Look no further than MH17. I think the circumstances are somewhat different, b...Jump to post
Another video showing the plane going down https://twitter.com/SBayatpour/status/1214981406797029377 You can see in this video that there was a small flash right before the huge flames. That flash can only be some detonation either a missile or the engine. I think a missile exploding at the other s...Jump to post
It is simpel enough When height is in feet and distance in statute miles (1.6km), the formula is 1.22 x sqrt(height). At 8.000 feet (flightlevel 80) the visible distance is 109 SM/175 KM. Of course weather, visibility and such do play a role. Minor problem of lots of high mountains between the Gulf...Jump to post
[photoid][/photoid] If someone hit the plane mistakenly for me it Is more likely to be USA rather than Iran. Iranians should know better that the airport Is close, the plane was following a normal route after taking off....Anyway I strongly believe it Is a failure or even a terrorist attack rather ...Jump to post
As many have mentioned, AC likes to get every single mile possible out of their aircraft. AC owned 10 out of the 19 77Ws, and 4 out of the 6 as of 2019. I’m no expert, but to me that indicates they are less likely to withdraw or replace the type until they’re nearing the end of their operational li...Jump to post
DDR wrote:People still flew on the DC-10 after a string of crashes. If the Max flies again, people will fly on it.
O'Leary could have chosen his words more carefully however.
Looking at it from a security standpoint I think this is a bad idea. Never mind the extra crowds. What's to stop Joe or Jane off the street from coming through and trying to sneak on a flight without a ticket? At least now, one has to already have purchased a ticket to access the sterile areas so t...Jump to post
They used to have a terrible reputation, but now I know people who absolutely have the means to pay more for other options but don’t because they’re satisfied with what they get from NK. They would rather spend the money on a nicer hotel etc.. I've heard quite a few relatives say the same thing abo...Jump to post
Vladex wrote:SEA wrote:Vladex wrote:
Any other operator that has problems ?
Spirit has had quite a few issues as well. But pretty much every operator.
Show me inactive planes. It sounds like FUD.
GTF engines sound and look so much better and I bet they are the most efficient so I am not into this. A321 LR is probably based on GTF. Doesn’t matter if the plane can’t fly anywhere. Also the A321LR test frame was a LEAP powered aircraft. Any other operator that has problems ? Spirit has had quit...Jump to post
It's interesting how people can fly their whole lives without one and you've have 4 and I've had 3 at Love Field alone in the last 5 years.
It’s probably a cost thing. The president is campaigning in Pennsylvania tonight. If incumbent presidents want to use VC-25 for campaigning, they must reimburse the government. I’m guessing that costs a lot more than opting to fly Trumo’s personal plane. The Secret Service isn't going to let him fl...Jump to post
Air refueling is always an option. AF-1 pilots maintain air refueling proficiency in the E-4B and in the C-32B. But to schedule an air refueling requires the SS to fly aboard the tanker and the fuel aboard the tanker to be certified. Emergency refueling can happen as no one would have advanced know...Jump to post
Get on a DL 757 with with a newer cabin and then get on a newer Frontier A320 and ask the pax which plane they think is newer.Jump to post
WN doesn't just do things for the heck of it, like any business. If they have a need for the A220 and the economics work, then they aren't going to pass on it just because it's not a 737. With that being said, I have to imagine that even if they were to announce today that they are buying the A220, ...Jump to post
I have some experience with this but in a different manufacturing industry. My biased opinion is location of the plant and local workforce that works there. We had plants in Mississippi, Louisiana, Florida and Georgia. They all had the same issues. Quality control. It got so bad the product we were...Jump to post
And do keep in mind while A and B have a duopoly they do compete - fiercely and not always fairly. Their customers the airlines compete even more ferociously. Good planes like the 380 and the 767 (and no need to be contentious and name others) while good, were just not good enough. It often is a su...Jump to post
Anything over 2 hours in a 737 is painful I regularly flew 6 hours legs in Y on Austrian 738's from DXB to VIE, and they were more comfortable than EK's 777 Y, BA 744 Y, LH 340 Y and depending on what seat you were on due to HUGE avod boxes, QR 330 Y. Granted, this was over a decade ago but it goes...Jump to post
Ziyulu wrote:My biggest issue with the 787 is the 3-3-3 seating. It is impossible to ride in comfort in Y class.
CFM56 engines don’t like short flights, the engines need time to cool down. M That’s why you don’t see CFM56s on interisland flights. WN and AK both have no issue at all running short flights and quick turns all day every day from routes like GEG-SEA... Not to mention international airlines that ru...Jump to post
On board! A beautiful aircraft! It'd better be beautiful...the unit cost is 89.5 m. Maybe not so much for DL ;) What currency are you using? It certainly isn't USD - for $89.5, you can almost get a brand-new A330 or B787! The A220-100 list price is $81m, the -300 is $90m. Obviously DL is paying now...Jump to post
To throw SEA and bone for ending SEA-HKG Delta doesn't want to give the impression it is failing in SEA. Airlines are businesses. They aren't going to start a route to "throw a bone" or give an "impression." They see a market so they are going with it. SEA-HKG didn't work, mainl...Jump to post
Years ago the USA allowed smoking in the cockpit. I flew in the Navy and We allowed smoking in the cockpit of the P3's I flew on. Once we banned smoking on our airplanes at United? we found quite a few problems to be reduced or eliminated. Starting with the Cabin door seals leaking, Air conditionin...Jump to post
deltaffindfw wrote:In the Pats video, there is an Air Force (presidential) plane parked. Is that a 757?
Others have correctly commented on the configuration change and the response for a windshear escape maneuver. The image isn't clear, but there's a lot of red on that display, and the fact that they're in the hail shortly after the encounter indicates a significant storm. What was interesting is tha...Jump to post
I think the Airbus order was a legacy from Continental. United are Boeing true and true... I guess that explains all those A320s that United had. To be fair, I think the A320's were all bought for TED and were just shunted to mainline when that operation went bellyup. But I do believe that post you...Jump to post
Pudelhund wrote:If they go eurowhite with extended tail color and a globogirly “contemporary” typeface and other such branding I will be extremely angrreeee.
I can confirm that there are currently no plans to make SEA A-380 compliant, new international gates and FIS or not. It saddens me as I am a huge fan of large flying things and I am certain EK would use the A380 here if they could. I figured that would be the likely answer. I am sure you're correct...Jump to post
lightsaber wrote:Growth happens. Sad we stopped building ahead of demand. What happened to the USA?
The customer was booked with AA. AA has a contract with another company to provide assistance to AA customers. The customer has no contract with this other company. No clear why anyone thinks that AA are NOT responsible. Because it's A.net and the airline is never at fault. On an individual level, ...Jump to post
This is only a situation where they have to properly manage it - and they have the history of worldwide support expertise to build on. They are not some yokels who have no concept of the requirements.
Have a great day
It's E1? Yes, E1. The E2 version of the 175 is scheduled to be certified in 2021, delivery of these 175s starts in 2020. Not to any carrier that flies in the US for AA/UA/DL. It's not scope compliant and never will be. Yeah, as far as seeing a 175 being flown by the US3, it's effectively DOA for th...Jump to post
maps4ltd wrote:Honestly, I prefer the ERJ-175s over all other regional jets. Do you thinks they'll replace ERJ-145 routes out of LGA and/or DCA?
Only SEA? Add YVR, ORD, and YYZ along w it since star alliance Has SQ ever expanded that aggressively before? I don't keep close tabs on them, but they've always struck me as a carrier that takes their time with route selection and gives new routes some time to cook before looking at the next candi...Jump to post
I would be very surprised if indeed this isn't just a rumor. SIN is a financial capital and SEA, with all due respect, doesn't have that many business located near it not to mention a small population of just 724,000. There are so many other cities that offer much more than SEA, with all due respec...Jump to post
With EWR being added, Denver is now the only Star Hub with no TK service. Any chance of TK heading that way? Might be a better option than Emirates IMHO. What's the volume of Middle East and Indian O&D to/from Denver? O&D from nearby cities served by DEN that aren't also served by LAX? Libe...Jump to post
As someone who used to be in the hotel industry... Airlines aren't paying $200/night for hotels. More like $20-40 depending on market/demand.Jump to post