I can hear Southwest in the background saying "Go for it Parker, give your customers another reason to choose Southwest"Jump to post
Some significant adds to SEA for the summer compared to what was previously for sale, although in some cases it just brings things back to last years numbers.. (there were some small decreases in BOS, FAI, BOI and LIH. DL ANC-SEA JUN 4>5 DL ATL-SEA JUN 7>9 DL DTW-SEA JUN 4>6 DL JFK-SEA JUN ...Jump to post
Please also note that another major airport has been proposed in the Toronto area. This proposal was first floated about 50 years ago, then went dormant for several decades, but has been revived over the past 15 years or so. Perhaps the capacity issues mentioned in this thread may be the reason why...Jump to post
717atOGG wrote:I saw 2 DL 752s parked at BFI this morning, does anyone know why? Are they sports charters?
Probably close to 20 years. It was an early 738 route. Looks like AC will be rejoicing at this announcement too. Actually over 43 years at a minimum. Copied from Departedflights.com for 1975 OAG Toronto AMERICAN AIRLINES Aircraft Operated: Boeing 707/707-320 FanJet, Boeing 727-100, Boeing 727-200, ...Jump to post
LAX-YYZ has been around forever right? Probably close to 20 years. It was an early 738 route. Looks like AC will be rejoicing at this announcement too. Actually over 43 years at a minimum. Copied from Departedflights.com for 1975 OAG Toronto AMERICAN AIRLINES Aircraft Operated: Boeing 707/707-320 F...Jump to post
With such a low energy impact there is a good chance that guy survived the crash but burned to death. Man if your going to do it, do it hard and end it quickly. Glad the wife and kid survived though. The wings didn't even penetrate the structure. The BA 747 which while taxing clipped the building i...Jump to post
We haven't hit Labor Day yet. Summer is still peaking. I don't think so. When I was a kid in the 60's and 70's, I never was in public school before mid Sept. Somehow since then, although summer doesn't end until 9/21, the start date of schools in the US has crept earlier, now to mid-late August. So...Jump to post
Air travel has changed since Lake Central flew DC-3's. Portsmouth has lost over half it's population since 1940 and for the 20,000 people left, the average household income is much below the national average. I imagine it's a pleasant town, but it's unlikely to show up on an airline timetable anytim...Jump to post
The genesis of this was that there was a lot of decent sized markets in the South that were absolutely dominated by DL due to no other hub being reasonable distance, such as BHM, HSV, CAE, CHS, SAV, MOB, VPS, etc. Remember that CLT really only was able to gain scale through RJ's as it didn't have t...Jump to post
You know what I wanna see? I want to see Airbus develop something that's not a reaction to Boeing. I can't think of a single aircraft they have made that wasn't a "Me too" of a Boeing aircraft. A300 A380 A340 A400M The other Airbus aircraft are a function of physics and math. 2 engines ha...Jump to post
If Boeing wants back into the sub 150 seat market, maybe they can get a controlling share in Rekkof and keep those 60's era designs going.
Fittingly it's an aeronautical reference (first used in the book and movie The Right Stuff), but Boeing has Screwed the Pooch on this.Jump to post
https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/nation-now/2017/10/10/north-carolina-airport-bomb-suspect/749938001/ Fair use excerpt; "The criminal complaint, filed by FBI agent James A. Anderson and read in court Tuesday, states that Asheville Regional Airport police officers found "what appeared to...Jump to post
With the exception of Alaska, where it is air travel or no travel, the EAS should be cancelled. It is a monumental waste of money, like propping up Amtrak. Absolutely. People claim it brings new industry and business to a town with air service. I'd love to see some proof that cities with EAS are po...Jump to post
Ditch the EAS program. When one chooses to live in a rural area, it has many advantages, I.E. low home costs, light car traffic, small schools, etc. A disadvantage is no local air service and driving to a nearby airport with commercial service. I can just hear the pigs oinking every time this topic...Jump to post
4. You can count on the fingers of one hand (with a couple fingers left over) the number of non-stop flights from east of the Mississippi to HNL. Flying 10+ hour flights that overfly hubs is not a recipe for success. UA ORD, IAD, EWR HA JFK DL AtL JFK How many fingers do you have? Can you point me ...Jump to post
Several reasons 1. Delta is downsizing DTW in favor of any city with a runway longer than 5,000 feet 2. Delta has an irrational hatred for DTW 3. Delta is moving longhaul aircraft from DTW 4. You can count on the fingers of one hand (with a couple fingers left over) the number of non-stop flights fr...Jump to post
Do you guys think KLM could start SEA as part of their joint venture with DL? If they did, I would expect DL to drop on of its two seasonal flights to AMS (I'm not aware if there are 2 year-round). It's become quite entertaining to sit in a gate waiting area on A and seeing the variety of airlines ...Jump to post
In Renton, you want to go to the park on the east side of the Cedar River. There is great public transit access, take Rapid Ride "F" bus and get off at corner of Logan and North 6th Street. Walk down 6th Street. to the river and the trail goes from one end of the airport at the Rowing Club...Jump to post
According to the BBC, the latest is now Prime Minister Theresa May has phoned US President Donald Trump over a threat to jobs at Bombardier in Belfast from a trade dispute.
Update on Sept. 8. The Canadian government came to Bombardier’s defense, putting its F/A-18 Super Hornet deal with Boeing on hold until the suit is dropped. Now, Ottawa is evaluating the option of buying second-hand F/A-18s from Australia. http://www.defenseindustrydaily.com/canada-preparing-to-repl...Jump to post
NO. consider how powerful a hurricane is. According to NOAA...Total energy released through cloud/rain formation: An average hurricane produces 1.5 cm/day (0.6 inches/day) of rain inside a circle of radius 665 km (360 n.mi) (Gray 1981). (More rain falls in the inner portion of hurricane around the e...Jump to post
More goodies from the somewhat candid VP of network planning given during a press conference with local business leaders... BKK and SIN are still on the radar and are being considered due to being 'counter-seasonal', meaning they would peak during the typically slower months of the winter. All thos...Jump to post
To be honest, IMO, it doesn't look any different than most any WN airplane. However, if it will help WN get to Hawaii, I'm all for it! Bring 'em on!!! bb Sunday afternoon, Southwest MAX 8 N8712L, line number 8712 was sitting at the Renton assembly plant waiting to be towed across the river to Rento...Jump to post
Some facts here. IAH is 97' above sea level. The week of 8/20 thru 26 IAH recorded 4.17" of rain. The week beginning 8/27 has seen 5.71" of rain. Hobby airport is 46' above sea level. The week of 8/20 thru 8/26 recorded 3.83" of rain. The week beginning 8/27 has seen 11.82" of ra...Jump to post
Was it not Lufthansa with a focke-wulf fw 200 'condor' in 1938 from Berlin to New York? Well that was the first land based transatlantic. Indeed it was, and it was revolutionary in those days. Until then all flights across the ocean were done on floatplanes that could land at the sea to refuel. Thi...Jump to post
in 2010 the UAE and its state-owned carriers, including Emirates Airline, wanted dozens of new landing slots in Canada in return for letting the Canadian Forces stay in Camp Mirage and continuing the flight in Afghanistan. Well Canada got kicked out and the UAE didn't get the slots. There is some in...Jump to post
Not a surprise here...DL SLC-YYZ DEC 1.0>0.7
After AC dropped the route, there was much speculation as to the long term future of this route. Overflying 2 hubs to serve this route makes it unlikely to last.
I had a meeting across from BFI yesterday and noticed N757A was parked in a new location. Checking Flight Aware it appears this 35 year old plane has made a round trip to STL. The 'Catfish' is shown to be owned by BOEING LOGISTICS SPARES INC. and was specially modified to be the F-22 Avionics testbe...Jump to post
To find out which model 737 you saw, use this site .https://www.planespotters.net/production-list/Boeing/737/737-800?p=91 Registration is free. As an aside, my apt. overlooks the Renton plant and the rail line going in. BNSF uses 'lightweight" locomotives such as the GP-38, GP-40's and rebuilt ...Jump to post
Was wondering how many A350s was UA supposed to get and Karel directed me to ATDB where it mentioned that 8 were scheduled for 2018 ! Assuming ATDB is right, if 8 A350's were scheduled for 2018 and 4 were deferred, doesn't that mean 4 are coming next year? Can it be confirmed that 8 were scheduled ...Jump to post
Back to the topic at hand, I am in the midst of flying 17 flights on AS/QX (mostly QX) from late June through early August. To date, I haven't had a single on time flight and my last trip caused me to miss the last flight to my destination. If I hadn't been able to have the company book a direct fl...Jump to post
Update -The U.S. Commerce Department on Wednesday (June 28) granted Boeing’s request to delay its preliminary determination on the aircraft giant’s petition until Sept. 25 from July 21 http://www.canadianbusiness.com/business-news/boeing-wins-delay-in-duty-ruling-on-petition-against-bombardier-cseri...Jump to post
I would imagine for any Delta MD80/90 pilot living on the west coast, they would be happy to take a very small pay decrease ($6/hr for a 10 year Captain) to move to the C Series and quit commuting back east (should the west coast base for the C Series be confirmed).Jump to post
It's going to come down to the money - tax breaks, fees in lieu of taxes, employee training subsidy, energy cost and of course wage rates and labour availability and so much more. Then figure IAM negotiations and sunk costs with existing plants - this will be multi billion decision Boeing has to dea...Jump to post
Air Transat also operated a flight with an A330. It did SAT-OKC-ARN on the outbound followed by ARN-MSP-DEN on the inbound. Currently sitting in DEN but will be leaving shortly back to YYZ. Based on Air Transat's seating, I assume the folks on these flights were not the stellar performers compared ...Jump to post
Lots of examples in history, PanAm insisted the 707 needed to be 6 across as it was designed as 5 across. (Interesting to speculate on what would have been Boeing's fate had they not responded to PanAm.) The 707-138 was a shortened 707 specifically for Qantas to allow extra range. The Vickers Vangua...Jump to post
Get a NEXUS card if you can. It costs less ($50) and gets you Precheck, plus all the benefits of the NEXUS card itself.Jump to post
:rotfl: They'll probably make it to Buffalo and Pittsburgh before Emirates does Summer charters to Pittsburgh already start this year via Caissa Touristic. China Southern charters to Pittsburgh? I will guess the long awaited next airline to land in Branson MO is as likely to be China Southern as any.Jump to post
Think back to July 2011 when AA ordered the 737 Max which hadn't even been launched and also ordered hundreds of Airbus aircraft when "everybody knew AA would never buy from Airbus".
This RFP from Delta will be interesting.
A Reuters story from May 19 says "...political sources say the Liberal government of Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is furious about Boeing's allegations. Richard Aboulafia, aerospace analyst at Teal Group, said that although Boeing's complaint appears valid, "the secondary effects are disa...Jump to post
The Vampire really isn't a high performance jet. With a max 3.500lb thrust engine (depends on the aircraft version) it's a good thing a new F-16 with an over 32,000lb engine wasn't using the runway, it would have turned the sky black with flying pavement.Jump to post
Two of the 20 largest cities in North America lie within 400 miles from New York City and are unserved by B6. I'll get flamed for suggesting this because "costs/taxes/fees are too high there"; but Toronto and Montreal represent low hanging fruit. B6 would face exactly the same costs/fees/t...Jump to post