It's the biggest and most iconic plane. Everyone wants to see big things blow up, not little things.Jump to post
Question I always wondered about Pan Am. They had this massive International network, but because of the way their network was set up, it was very O and D dependent on New York and Miami and Los Angeles and had very little feed to these gateways to fill those international flights. It's obvious to ...Jump to post
Comparing the L1011 with the MD11 is like comparing an A320 to a 737-400, similar market but one is a generation newer. That said the MD11 failed to meet performance specs being outpaced by the A340 and 777, plus MD was a shell of its former self and the end had began. The DC10/L1011 comparison is m...Jump to post
For FedEx, it's largely a trickle down effect. 777s are replacing long haul MD11 routes, while the MD11s replace the MD10 on short routes along with the 767. FedEx also has a very large MD11 fleet that is paid off so all they do is make money for them as well as having economies of scale. UPS is in ...Jump to post
Calm down Grandpa, by the way, happy 70th birthday! 50th actually. Anyway Trump did them a favor for their profit after MS buys them will be good I bet. It sets a nasty precedent, it’s a foreign company which has successfully challenged the big US owned social media companies, so the US govt bans i...Jump to post
Kinda looks like the Concorde and Su57 had a baby. Does anyone else think it would be better for Virgin Galactic to rethink their business model and go for point to point sub-orbital spaceflight for VVIPs and those who need to be on the other side of the world in 60 mins than joy rides for the rich ...Jump to post
Hi everyone! I was swept off my feet by a fast talking Facebook ad promising a paddleboard for $37. I go to the site to by 2 on impulse and turns out it’s just paddles. I contacted the seller via PayPal to cancel my order so I have a suspicion nothing will happen except the possibility of maybe gett...Jump to post
When I was in IAH I saw quite a bit of TK activity. On Tuesday I saw the 77W take off over my mom's house around 1130 and about an hour later the 77F took off. The next day I saw a 789 coming in around 1840 (the normal time). Any reason for the sporadic schedule?Jump to post
OT but still along the 4 engine trend of the thread, I'll throw in my first 707 that I vividly remember and that's not a KC135. I landed in LAX sometime in the 201Xs and looked out the left and saw John Travolta's QF colored 707 sitting on an FBO ramp. I always see something new/cool at LAX and that...Jump to post
I've only been clean shaven from the ear, down 4 times in my life, for my district and region swim meets in high school. Nothing felt more like a big meet than jumping in for the warm up totally shaven wearing your special material suit that's supposed to be 2 sizes too small. I became a pretty hair...Jump to post
because all a college degree shows is that you can set a goal and achieve it. I've never understood that reasoning. Having to go into debt for (at least) tens of thousands of dollars just so that you can show that you can "achieve a goal". I know a recently retired A320 Capt from a US3who...Jump to post
alasizon wrote:Already heavily discussed:
Embraer is working on a new turboprop for the 70-100 seat segment. This is seen (per the article) to be a complement to the E2 family. They are aiming for entry to the market within the decade.
I think NW would've gone deep on the 787 and 320neo, with the neo replacing all the narrowbodies including the 753. As for a true 744 replacement, I'm not sure. The 350 and 789 overlap a lot but not 100%. With this being a hypothetical, I don't think it's out of the realm of possibility that Boeing ...Jump to post
Definitely a plane I have a big soft spot for. My mom worked for COEX when I was a kid starting in 2001 and I had many a time in the training center just visiting her, bring your kid to work day, or a joy ride in the simulator. My brother was an FA for them and now a friend of mine is an FO at XJ. L...Jump to post
I don’t really remember my first 747. Probably flying into LAX as a kid in the 90s and seeing one taxiing to the gate. Unless BA flew 747s to DTW (more likely NW) in the 90s, for some reason that sticks out. My first A340 was when I first moved to Houston in 1999 when I was 6 and seeing an LH A343 p...Jump to post
For the big 3 airlines(AA, DL, UA) it seems a no brainer: after boarding priority/first class passengers, reverse the boarding order. “Group 1” should be the rear third of the aircraft. Group 2 the mid section, and Group 3 the area of the fuselage behind first class(or behind the comfort/2nd class)...Jump to post
Nope, I am in support of the death penalty as there is often absolute proof. Nope, there just isn't such a thing, sorry to break your bubble. Ask any judge or lawyer. There is always doubt, no matter how small it is, so absolute proof does not exist, don't delude yourself. Anyhow, it is the choice ...Jump to post
Shouldn't electors be voting off of their district and not their state? The constituents in the district elect the elector. Someone from suburban Ft. Worth will very likely vote differently than someone from inner Houston.Jump to post
I used to be a gate agent for a major US airline. I've pretty much seen everything.Jump to post
Very good thing that she did so and what will America look like when Joe Biden becomes President in January 2021? Did you read your own article? The mayor is not a "she"; he is a "he"... :roll: While there's no doubt that Sylvester Turner is a man, the previous office holder of ...Jump to post
IIRC, the NBO flight never actually started because the airport couldn't get cleared by DHS for nonstop US service. Delta was thinking out of the box at that time and Africa was definitely out of the box. Luanda and Accra are big oil destinations, and Nairobi is arguably the largest financial center...Jump to post
I wonder how Jetblue will fair there. LAX is highly competitive. IMO they should've just sucked it up and outbid AS for VX. SFO is a better fit for them. Both BUR & SNA to HPN/SWF/ISP seem like a virtually Ideal use for the 220s, in addition to usual suspect destinations like EWR/JFK... If they...Jump to post
United would move in to ATL, and LAX. American would take over JFK and SEA. SWA and LCCs will pick at the rest, with probably Spirit and AK duking it out in SLC. F9 picking up CVG. You do have a point about United taking over ATL. My statement about ATL being Balkanized is still interesting to me b...Jump to post
A friend of mine worked ticketing at JFK for Turkish. Said several years ago when Turkish offered $500/thereabouts roundtrip JFK to points like AMS, CDG, LHR, etc. - people came out in droves flying to IST then flying back to western europe to take advantage of the savings. That still happens. I wo...Jump to post
I've waited more than a few times on arrival in SNA.Jump to post
I have a soft spot for EV since my mom worked for them as a training scheduler, my brother was a flight attendant for them, and I work with a lot of pilots at my airline that are former EV. It pains me to see them in their current state when they used to have a 400+ fleet and being jerked around wit...Jump to post
This only applies to pilots. Everyone else is expendable. Pilots have a union and collective bargaining agreement. As much as this site hates unions, this is proof why having one in this business means a lot more than family and culture. Hahahahahaha! I was a gate agent under a CBA for Southwest an...Jump to post
The EU is looking to permanently ban US citizens from entering the EU. Descision by July first. https://www.theverge.com/2020/6/23/21300747/european-union-eu-ban-us-travel-coronavirus-reopening-borders-draft-list We must clearly sue the EU and have the SCOTUS rule that the EU can't ban US citizens ...Jump to post
Blerg wrote:Opus99 wrote:[*]Blerg wrote:Well I think the only certain thing at this point is that their Viennese adventure is officially over.
What will Willie Walsh do? Is he retiring or assuming another position?
Retiring in September
I guess these guys are Aziz Ansari fans.
Republicans have packed courts throughout the US who are far more conservative than the general US population. The citizens of the US have a right to have courts who represent them. Personally I think the judiciary shouldn't be swayed by any kind of politics or party. The courts should be there onl...Jump to post
Will will NW retire the DC9? Anything Trump LHRs 3rd runway Almost certainly some of the most frequent topics of multiple threads, along with "Why Doesn't Boeing Restart The 757 Line/Introduce A Re-Engined 757/757Max/etc.?", but I thought the OP meant single threads with the most comments...Jump to post
Remember this from Back to the Future?: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c1QcjsjjtRc It does'n take for long until you can change Japan to China. Trump might be out of Office soon, but trade war with Huawei and technology embargo twist seems something that China has desided to defend itself against ...Jump to post
Will will NW retire the DC9?
LHRs 3rd runway
Kobe Bryant Airport. Make it happen. Great idea. Now let's see in 20-30 years if people remember who he is. Kobe wasn't your normal good athlete. He was just as instrumental to basketball in the modern age as Michael Jordan and very inspirational to my generation. He will be remembered for decades ...Jump to post