I saw on TikTok that after the Falklands, the British troops were returning home and when they were about a day out, the ships crew came on the PA saying there were going to be customs check (something to that effect). The last day at see was all the troops throwing overboard their war spoils (Argen...Jump to post
Gee, I thought WN was bus service! :D That was actually their initial competition in their beginning. Buses have too many variables that can affect on time performance, IMO. They don't want to deal with it. If Republic is successful in their LIFT program getting an exception from the feds to have p...Jump to post
So. You just keep flying corporate. If over 65 makes you unsafe, flying a business jet doesn’t change that. But yet they go there. Part 135 as well. The 65 rule only applies to Part 121. You can fly at Part 135 until the age of 736 as long as you can hold a medical. Corporate, charter…what about fr...Jump to post
TVNWZ wrote:So. You just keep flying corporate. If over 65 makes you unsafe, flying a business jet doesn’t change that. But yet they go there.
Armchair network planner: 321XLRs go on LIM and some other 763 route at 2x daily or 12x weekly. This frees up those 763s to do daily EZE and MVD. The current 777 on EZE opens DEN-Timbuktu/three. Nice, but why would you downgauge EZE that's operating at 95% LF and on top of that add a MVD tag, alrea...Jump to post
Per Airbus: https://i.postimg.cc/j26hWTHz/airbus-a321xlr-ranges.jpg Bolivia should not be a problem from IAH, the return has to be from VVI not from LPB due to the airfield's height. MVD is questionable from IAH, doable from MIA or FLL. Armchair network planner: 321XLRs go on LIM and some other 763...Jump to post
There's not a lot of info and the A321XLR specs, but note that it will have a permanent rear center tank and an optional auxiliary center tank probably in the rear of the forward bin. Airbus says the range is up to 4,700NM, which is longer than the 777-200A. I wonder if UA is buying the ACT and wha...Jump to post
Maybe bring back the TU 134 and 154 where they're at it???Jump to post
The longest I've waited is EWR (go figure) and DAL. DAL was when a thunderstorm rolled through and we had already pushed back. Once the storm passed, we had to wait for the FAA to reconfigure the departures and on top of that we were number four...teen (CA said it exactly like that) for departure. I...Jump to post
http://www.airlineratings.com/wp-content/uploads/uploads/DC-9s-at-peak-production.jpg From: https://www.airlineratings.com/wp-content/uploads/uploads/DC-9s-at-peak-production.jpg What is interesting about the 1967 production line photo above is that it is U-shaped. The TWA is next out the door foll...Jump to post
Man where to start. Once at an airline in IAH the inbound aircraft sat at a gate for over an hour because the jetbridge wouldn't work, meanwhile the ramp unloaded half the plane. It was closed back up and towed to another gate. A bunch of customers came to me and my partner asking where their bags w...Jump to post
Someone at the crew and OE desks had some explaining to do.Jump to post
So is Air India paying into the Russian ATC system? If so, I am sorry but they should not be allowed to land in the US. Then US airlines shouldn't be allowed to land in the US because they overfly Iran. Lol US carries don't overfly Iran. Also while Iran isn't best friends with the US they aren't br...Jump to post
Well, no doubt what is the next backbone of the global freighter fleet will be. I'm shocked Boeing passed on the 777-300ER conversion. With 3 in competition, that is sufficient. The A330 conversion will compete. I'm excited to see IAI joining that competition. The global freight will benefit from t...Jump to post
Frontier would give JetBlue a meaningful midcon hub in Denver If by meaningful you mean a dozen ground loud gates in a fierce 3-way competition with two much stronger airlines, sure. The advantages of said focus city would be completely negated by B6's CASM ex-fuel being significantly higher than t...Jump to post
With B6 and F9 in a battle to acquire Spirit, why dont they go for each other instead? Frontier would give JetBlue a meaningful midcon hub in Denver plus an actual western and Midwest market exposure, much greater than that of Spirit. IMO it seems like B6 is willing to spend billions of dollars just...Jump to post
Any guesses as to which airports they would fly in to when they decide to foray in to Houston, Dallas, and Denver? I'd say Fort Worth and Fort Collins for Dallas and Denver respectively, but Houston would be hard for them unless Conroe or Sugarland get TSA. I'd love them to fly to Centennial instea...Jump to post
Any guesses as to which airports they would fly in to when they decide to foray in to Houston, Dallas, and Denver? I'd say Fort Worth and Fort Collins for Dallas and Denver respectively, but Houston would be hard for them unless Conroe or Sugarland get TSA. I'd love them to fly to Centennial instead...Jump to post
MSP is mentioned as a contender in the article. I'd say SY.Jump to post
This concept would be better used as a detergent or flex of muscle in a Panama or Grenada situation than a whole carrier battle group. In a peer/near-peer conflict with China or Russia the amphibious ships would still provide flexibility for all-F35 ops or amphibious landing along with the carrier g...Jump to post
cosyr wrote:I doubt the Jetblue Spirit merger will actually go through, but I wonder if it (or the B6/AA partnership) could open up some slots at JFK for UA.
Nobody seems to want OAK though! Trash yields and 100% leisure... that's why it fits into NK's (and WN/G4) strategy well. But I'm 100% certain that if this merger goes through, OAK will be cut from the network. The question is whether they choose to build up SFO or not. Personally, I think having t...Jump to post
Well what I really was meaning was a mid-West Coast hub. VX was pretty much only in SFO and a token presence in LAX. A Baby Area hub is what they're wanting. Nobody seems to want OAK though! Trash yields and 100% leisure... that's why it fits into NK's (and WN/G4) strategy well. But I'm 100% certai...Jump to post
Because they now have Oneworld…. Before I don’t think serving Trans Pacific was a priority, and an expensive one at that Why do it yourself when you can have people do it for you? Although with big Oneworld partners on the other side of the Pacific, what's not to like? NRT would work with JL there,...Jump to post
Me thinks B6 s still feeling the sorrow from losing VX and a west coast toe hold. While Spirit isn't particularly strong in the middle of the continent, it would still give B6 a good exposure and less risk than building a midcon exposure yourself from scratch. But I still think OAK is the prize for...Jump to post
Me thinks B6 s still feeling the sorrow from losing VX and a west coast toe hold. While Spirit isn't particularly strong in the middle of the continent, it would still give B6 a good exposure and less risk than building a midcon exposure yourself from scratch. But I still think OAK is the prize for ...Jump to post
OP but are there any avgas operated flights in the western hemisphere that are pax carrying on old planes like the DC3 and Commando? I'd love to get a trip on them.Jump to post
The 777X is a long haul aircraft. For CX, the 78J would be a "regional" aircraft. 2 totally different markets.
That said, CX is one of the few airlines that can .ame a 77X (even a rumored 777-10X) work for their network.
One has to ask if more frequencies to LAX would be a better choice than starting 2x SEA (or YVR). They will have 12 weekly PPT-LAX this summer in addition to the daily LAX-CDG. Already seems quite ambitious considering how international travel remains iffy. Tahiti has been pretty open through the p...Jump to post
I'm American so I'm biased towards my own. The French and UK ones are iconic and instantly brings visions of their countries at least when I hear the tunes. Musically I also love the Russian one. I played the trumpet when I was in school and it's a perfect trumpet fanfare. Also interesting how the w...Jump to post
cjg225 wrote:T18 wrote:China has a long and proud history of knock offs and straight up IP teft so not shocking at all, worst part is this one don't even look good on its own.
Yeesh. Yeah. That's an ugly copy of the Beetle.
Be interested to see if United follows suit with Houston to Melbourne, really putting Delta/SkyTeam in a pinch on U.S. to Australia. Doubt it. UA’s 789’s have a denser configuration which would likely make IAH-MEL more difficult. Down the track who knows though, especially if the VA partnership con...Jump to post
Been kicked around here for a while but still a nice surprise. Is there a lot of tourist or business demand between Aus and Texas? If so, what are the drivers of this demand? No…most Aussies have little or no interest in Texas. Strictly a feeder run. Just curious, why do you say that? Don't mind ol'...Jump to post
I'm wondering if EWR-LHR 1x daily would work also. I don't think they wanna go against UA from their fortress. UA responding with BOS-LHR is one thing but this is still a pretty new service with a pandemic going on. JetBlue should focus on their strengths first to cultivate it. What? That hasn't st...Jump to post
American 767 wrote:I'm wondering if EWR-LHR 1x daily would work also.