seat1a wrote:Interesting they could have taken up to 140 passengers on the EB segment. Could a 737-700 routinely fly this full a full load?
For me, as it relates to COVID, would be entirely on if I could make the trip within a reasonable day. I don't think getting on an airplane is the end of the world and I certainly would rather get on an airplane before I make a long road trip that would involve multiple stops or worse, a hotel stay ...Jump to post
Well of course there isn't. No one is talking about the lockdown not being lifted or being permanent etc. as some like to suggest/imply. The sooner the better in general but as you note it just needs to be smart and all the issues considered. Tugg Actually, I feel that this has been politicized too...Jump to post
You're going to see fights from those who consider tourism to be non-essential vs. fights from those who see it as essential. At the end of the day, it is non-essential to anyone who doesn't make their living off tourism. A lot of cities and to a larger extent, even some countries as a whole cannot ...Jump to post
There is nothing wrong with talking about when to get the economy started again while also acknowledging the severity of the present situation.Jump to post
I have actually had pretty decent success with once weekly trips to the store and I usually go to Publix. I buy seafood and eat that first and then eventually end up eating steak towards the end. Any produce that looks like it might not last will be cooked and then you can eat that for an extra day ...Jump to post
You can still remain friends with all of these people. Ultimately, it's your career. A career needs to be mutually beneficial to both parties. At the end of the day, you're another expense and an expense that needs to be justified. You've already made it known that you were looking for another job s...Jump to post
Listening in to Washington Tower (DCA) around noon as weather rolled through. Once that excitement ended and a Southwest flight landed on its 3rd attempt, I noticed that the tower was also doing ground control as well, clearing for push back, taxiing arriving and departing aircraft, etc. Is this th...Jump to post
Hey, new to the forum. ZTL controller, we’re going 5 on, 10 off starting Sunday. Welcome! It sounds like this is the norm in most centers. Some places were rumored to be looking at 5 on 15 off, but I don't think most places are staffed well enough for that. Apparently some terminals are going to 3 ...Jump to post
Unless he has previous military experience, you have to be in before your 31st birthday. ATC is a great career but this is not something I would ever plan on without having a serious backup plan. Hiring bids are infrequent (about annually right now), the hiring process is long, and then if you do ge...Jump to post
Fully loaded planes produce substantially better miles per gallon per passenger than cars.
She can sail across the Atlantic all she wants. The rest of us with jobs and things to do will take the 8 hour flight while she can spend the week at sea.
I've personally only changed a callsign once and I can't remember the reason but it wasn't because it wasn't similar sounding. I also can't remember seeing anyone else change a callsign due to it being similar. One of the airlines is usually asked to change the flight number if it becomes a routine ...Jump to post
If you're unhappy with the pilots then stop booking with British. That's what you actually have the power to do -- you can spend your money elsewhere. All this other talk about how you don't make as much as them and blah blah blah blah...get yourself qualified to get a better job then.Jump to post
The 717's aren't going anywhere, anytime soon. And if Delta has been consistent on one thing it's that they don't mind flying older aircraft - and let's not even get into their sheer size vs other carriers. Speaking of consistency, not to beat a dead horse, but they also care about their product con...Jump to post
So how much back would have been fair in your opinion? 100% of the one way portion. Flying someone to the hub and then telling them that they’re stuck there for two nights isn’t accommodating. I wish they had cancelled me in Portland - at least then I would have flown non-stop after paying full far...Jump to post
So how much back would have been fair in your opinion? 100% of the one way portion. Flying someone to the hub and then telling them that they’re stuck there for two nights isn’t accommodating. I wish they had cancelled me in Portland - at least then I would have flown non-stop after paying full fare.Jump to post
I had an award trip with them earlier this summer. Going there was fine. Coming back was the problem. There was weather. Look, I get it and I'm not blaming them for that but the way the whole thing was handled was miserable. After they eventually cancelled, they sent everyone to this giant line. Whi...Jump to post
yeah thanks to Delta who, after promising only positive changes for MEM, after buying NWA immediately cut the MEM-AMS flight which was full all the time and many more old NWA flights. Screwed MEM good! Only Memphis can fix Memphis. The day it decides it doesn't want to be a cesspool is the day peop...Jump to post
I get why airlines do it. There is obviously a premium for a non-stop flight but trying to argue to the general public that you are losing money because a paying passenger has elected to not fly in a seat that said passenger has already paid for is asinine. If it's one-way and they didn't check any ...Jump to post
No It's a typical response, people like to leave their work at work. On the other hand, I'm a pilot not an ATC specialist, but I like to fly little airplanes on my days off. I also watch "nerd's videos" on Youtube, or even DVD. Most, maybe 75% of my colleagues think that's crazy-talk. So ...Jump to post
Center ATC side... It's very difficult to understand controller-to-controller communications when you first start training. "Say again" is the only appropriate response when you don't understand what was said. I change how I communicate based on both who I'm talking to and what I'm about t...Jump to post
Federal income tax, state tax, sales tax, property tax, tag fees, 911 fees, gas tax, capital gains tax, hotel tax, gift tax, estate tax... I think it would be an eye opening experience if people added up the actual real percentage we pay in taxes. We don’t need more taxes but I do agree that an annu...Jump to post
As with everything, it boils down to moderation. Enjoying a Coke is fine. Drinking Coke as if it’s water is a problem. Having a donut is fine. Eating multiple donuts is a problem. At the end of the day, everything can kill you....even drinking too much water (albeit...an insane amount of water). Mod...Jump to post
You work in retail but are surprised that you have to work during the busiest season that actually keeps them afloat?
There’s a lot of jobs that require holiday work - many of them who frequent this forum, all of whom chose their line of work.
What’s your major?
I just don't think there are enough one way customers where it really causes enough attention. With that being said, every seat is a revenue opportunity. People complain all the time about the price of fares on short flights. The reality is that the airlines don't actually want you on that short fli...Jump to post
Imagine if the 20% eligible to retire just retire. Total devastation. I have heard 20% and I have heard 40% - not sure if different numbers being indicated for different airports? But I'm sure the head of the ATC organization, on CNN, said 40% in recent days... It varies by facility. Facilities are...Jump to post
I'll add to your comment about unsafe to turn before missed. I don't know anything about the terminal environment. However, if you start doing approaches where the center is clearing you then you will never be issued alternate missed approach instructions. There is no way to issue you an alternate m...Jump to post
Delta dispatchers sent 1,600 wings to Atlanta Center.Jump to post
30lbs overweight is a lot. Being 29 lbs overweight certainly doesn’t make you a super model. Again, 30 lbs is a lot and in my opinion, not an exesssive requirement. I’m not going to fat shame someone but I’m also not on board with the do what feels good crowd. Being overweight is unhealthy and it’s ...Jump to post
You can’t have it both ways. You can’t say you’re not a server but accept tips to give drinks. This trend of tipping people for just doing their jobs is rather annoying. As for actual servers...since they really aren’t paid anything significant than I get it. At the same time, you can’t complain tha...Jump to post
I think the 767 is remarkable. It will never get the glamour that the 747 got but the fact that the -300 keeps finding orders is an amazing accomplishment. Is there any doubt that the 767 will still be flying in 2050 at this rate?Jump to post
I personally hate anything linked to customer surveys. There’s no real incentive for the average person to fill one out and all you get are the ones who really have something to complain about, legitimate and illegitimate.Jump to post
I don’t know why everyone feels this need to randomly share their politics with others.
I don’t care who you voted for. I especially don’t care who you voted for if you’re from another country. No need to apologize to me for anything. It’s your country. Do what you want.
portcolumbus wrote:geologyrocks wrote:yeogeo wrote:
Care to provide a key?
Air carrier / air taxi / GA / military / total
Is that Janaury 2017 - October 2018?
yeogeo wrote:geologyrocks wrote:1 ATL 1,455,615 160,452 13,962 282 1,630,311 0 0 0 1,630,311
Care to provide a key?
I find it interesting to compare total passenger numbers by total operations. Data pulled from: https://www.faa.gov/news/media_resources/ATADSguide/ January-October 1 ATL 1,455,615 160,452 13,962 282 1,630,311 0 0 0 1,630,311 2 ORD 1,180,015 430,519 10,774 168 1,621,476 0 0 0 1,621,476 3 LAX 1,189,0...Jump to post
ATC is not going to tell you who reported it. But if FedEx and UPS ever say something about a bad ride then you know it’s legit. The best part of working them in the middle of the night is that they won’t bother to tell you about light chop. Give them direct, they’ll say thanks and to have a good ni...Jump to post
Memphis Center and Atlanta Center. I got out of Memphis as fast I could because the city is a disaster. Every facility is going to have its pros and cons in terms of how they operate. To me, location and pay is all that matters. I’m sure St. Thomas is beautiful. I’m not going to take a huge pay cut ...Jump to post
I'm a millennial. It's embarrassing to be a millennial. Just look at the responses. Oh, the debt, oh the cost of housing, oh my parents, oh the previous generation. I was never a great student in high school but I was smart enough to know that there was no future in going neck high in debt to get a...Jump to post
I'm a millennial. It's embarrassing to be a millennial. Just look at the responses. Oh, the debt, oh the cost of housing, oh my parents, oh the previous generation. I was never a great student in high school but I was smart enough to know that there was no future in going neck high in debt to get a ...Jump to post
He was a President. It's kind of a big deal. Now for the rest of you that have to constantly turn everything political...carry on. Just ask yourself this real quick...how many times do you actually think you change someone's political viewpoint? If you could post a billion times...do you think it w...Jump to post
He was a President. It's kind of a big deal. Now for the rest of you that have to constantly turn everything political...carry on. Just ask yourself this real quick...how many times do you actually think you change someone's political viewpoint? If you could post a billion times...do you think it wo...Jump to post