A number of years ago I heard that Schinder Trucking was offering a deal where a truck driver that drove for them could choose an option to drive one full week and then be home and off the following week.
Not sure if that program is still in effect though.
A few AS nonstop flights between SEA and ANC depart between 3:00 AM Alaska Time and 5:00 AM Alaska Time, but flights departing from ANC between 3:00 AM and 5:00 AM Alaska Time allow passengers to more easily connect to the Eastern U.S. from Alaska through SEA. ANC is also 1 hour behind SEA. Yeah, I...Jump to post
Read somewhere that at least one of the participants were from the Chicago area.Jump to post
I'll definitely continue wearing them while flying. Long before COVID, it wasn't uncommon for me to come down with a cold shortly after flying in winter. If I can avoid that by wearing a mask, I'm all for it. Even before COVID came along I would see an occasional airline passenger wearing a mask to...Jump to post
Given how much AA has reduced its fleet (70 737-800s, all 757s, all 767s, all A330s, all E190s), what will be at the expense of all this planned "growth?" Chicago? Philadelphia? Washington? Los Angeles? Apart from PHL, AA has hubs in some pretty competitive markets. We keep hearing about ...Jump to post
Is it me or does the cop look like the guy from Burn Notice? It isn't the usual agitators getting in on the narrative, LeBron James tweets "You're Next." Two black lives were saved, yet cry for the assailant. What is a cop to do next time? Let the knife fight go on and let them sort it ou...Jump to post
Yes for sure as I have not been ill since I started wearing a mask.Jump to post
AA has not "closed" their hub at PHX. Whether they close it in the future, I've not heard anything there. Regardless, I disagree. The PHX metropolitan area is massive (10th in US) and is growing at a rapid pace. St. Louis is 20th (barely growing), CLE is 34th (declining), and PIT is 27th ...Jump to post
Not Texas but I wonder if Shreveport, LA would ever be in the running for WN service?Jump to post
Going with WN, DAL to/from OKC. While WN had served OKC nonstop from DAL for almost 40 years, I probably do not expect WN to re-add DAL-OKC nonstop service anytime soon as the PDEW of DAL-OKC was only 28 passengers per day in 2019. The majority of the passengers on WN's DAL-OKC nonstop flights were...Jump to post
"Tower, KLMxyz, Apologies you were stepped on. Confirm we're cleared for take-off?" No assuming, no ambiguity, no slight on masculinity, pride or most importantly, professionalism. KLM captain just assumed the runway was clear, even after it was questioned. He just assumed the take off cl...Jump to post
The bombing at the Gran Canaria Airport , of course, caused the PA and KLM 747s to divert to Terenife. Were the people who planted the bomb ever arrested for the bombing? If so did they also face charges related to the crash? Couldn't find much of anything on the web related to this part of the Teri...Jump to post
My wife and I occasionally fly Fort Lauderdale to/from Campinas, Brazil on Azul flights 8704/8705. We were recently booking another flight to Brazil and I tried to book a flight on Azul 9710/9711 which runs 2 to 3 times a week on the same route but those flights did not show up in Azul's reservation...Jump to post
scbriml wrote:Of course, it’s all the democrats fault.
Let’s conveniently ignore that the previous president was so tough he became best buddies with NK and let them continue with their nuclear program and missile testing.
If a conflict broke out between Vietnam and China would the United States come to Vietnam's rescue or would they be on their own?Jump to post
I see people at places of work constantly checking their personal phones while on duty. Are air traffic controllers (worldwide) allowed to check their personal cells while on duty if it is not busy? If not are ATC personnel required to leave their cells "at the door" before starting their ...Jump to post
Slightly off topic but has there been any proposals to close ASE and build a new airport in the valley near Basalt? I visited Aspen for the first time last year and it seemed like the area near Basalt could handle a new airport that would be safer and larger than ASE.
Probably a pipe dream though.
Does ASE generate enough revenue to warrant keeping the CR7 around dedicated to that airport?Jump to post
I saw there was an uptick on DAB-DFW, but didn't realized they'd upped it to daily NOW. DFW-DAB for the most part has been daily. However, as of now it's just scheduled till the end of spring. If it does well AA has indicated it would be year round. Spring Break is probably the engine driving this ...Jump to post
On a per passenger count, private jets are much less than half of pax throughput. There’s demand, but the billionaires are keeping out the riff-raff. I visited Aspen in November 2020 for the first time and I came away feeling like the town had a strange vibe to it. Beautiful place but the lack of m...Jump to post
As an alternative to ASE would the airport at Grand Junction work?Jump to post
Daylight Savings Time did not go into effect this morning. But Daylight Saving Time did. :checkmark: Exactly. But colloquially a LOT of people say "Savings" because that's probably how their parents said it so they just picked it up. I was one of them until I got older and learned the pro...Jump to post
Back in the 70s the United States Government proposed a plan for the U.S. to completely switch to the metric system but there was such a public outcry against its implementation that the swichover was dropped.
Always thought it was a shame that it didn't happen.
Of course Daylight Savings Time in the United States went into effect this morning at 2 AM. I assume that eastbound red eye flights would depart at their regular time but land an hour late at their destination. Would connecting flights from the red eyes be held or scheduled an hour later to accommod...Jump to post
I am a long time watcher of the CBS shows, "FBI" and "FBI Most Wanted" and I have noticed that in 95% of the shows the bad guys have been White adult males with the other 5% being Latinos. I can't recall one show where the criminal(s) are Black and/or Asian. Don't get me wrong I ...Jump to post
Going with WN, DAL to/from OKC.Jump to post
I'd almost compare it to DEN instead. The markets are of similar size but DEN has really exploded in recent years and is a triple hub, while MSP is still basically just Delta-land with some SY thrown in. Technically the MSP metro area is larger than DEN's, but MSP has pretty consistently remained i...Jump to post
I lived in Fresno, CA for six years but never flew in and out of FAT . In fact I still have not used the airport.Jump to post
My first thought for AA to ORD was to expect a 175. If it is mainline I will be pleasantly surprised. I would think UA has to take a closer look at a number of things. Besides restarting FAT-ORD they need to reconsider the other 3 routes being CR2s. I used to pick on DL about the CR2s but now it is...Jump to post
I did DFW-HNL a couple of years ago and can confirm there was exactly one pass with BoB and drinks, about an hour after departure. Around hour 5 I had to go looking for the flight attendants just to get more water. The plane was less than half full, but it was just unbelievable. Was AA selling food...Jump to post
That's a good start. I'm sick of AA and UA's Hawaii service that only includes a bag of pretzels. That's too bad, though I wonder where you've flown on AA and UA to HNL, from LAX? If AA from DFW or UA from IAH I'd certainly expect at least a meal since it's about an 8 hour flight (average in either...Jump to post
At first I thought using the C-130 for the TACAMO mission would be an odd replacement for the E-6B but perhaps the C-130 would do better in a nuclear war environment.Jump to post
My personal 'record' is a day trip from Europe to South Africa. To experience the then new Airbus A380 of Lufthansa I had booked a return ticket from Amsterdam via Frankfurt to Johannesburg. Left Schiphol on Saturday evening, returned on Monday morning. The journey gave me around ten hours at the b...Jump to post
Yes, they are. I don't know what their times are or if they're always on alert at each location, but they do pull alert. At Travis AFB, the TACAMO operation is literally at the old SAC alert facility near the intersection of 21L/R. Interesting I didn't know that there was a TACAMO operation at Trav...Jump to post
Domestic freight pilots (US, presumably elsewhere) fly hub turns, say KBUF to KSDF and back. 5 days on, 9 days off, IIRC from old UPS guy. That’s maybe 22 hours a week, 50 hours a month. Bid reserve and might not fly for 2 months. Freighters sit a lot. In general does a pilot on reserve get paid a ...Jump to post
jplatts wrote:smflyer wrote:SMF-FLL
SMF-LAX on B6
I agree that B6 adding SMF-FLL/LAX nonstop service are possibilities with B6 already serving both FLL and LAX nonstop from other West Coast cities.
Are TACAMO aircraft on alert status?Jump to post
I fly from MIA/FLL a couple of times a year to Sao Paulo, Brazil taking overnight flights both ways. Is it common at all for business people to fly to deep South America for the day and return in the evening to the US/Canada/Mexico? To make this work the travel would mostly likely have to be in busi...Jump to post
as739x wrote:Qatar 737/738 the new service Doha-San Francisco seems to reverse route