Since this is your first post, I am assuming you are (relatively) new to this site. You have opened up a HUGE can of worms as this topic has been discussed to death. The reality is both airlines had their strengths and weaknesses at the time of the merger. Like every other topic involving airlines,...Jump to post
RSW expansion I posted something similar before...but here's a new article along with TV coverage https://www.winknews.com/2019/06/25/rsw-undergoes-expansion-plan-to-meet-growth-demand/?fbclid=IwAR3gZAAR9X-FdmXb4tTQ6qNZaXPVOJEjqmWjK9-XLbFndYpgahj8HMAkhVw Can't seem to find the story about full expa...Jump to post
alan3 wrote:MUC's Hilton is not physically attached to the airport but is steps away from the departure level entrance..
MXP has a great Sheraton in Terminal 1.
MUC has a gorgeous wonderful Hilton between Terminals 1 and 2, it used to be a Kempinksi.
Yes that is correct, 748 and some A333 are capable. The older A333, 744 and 777 not approved. MEL is where I normally get them. EWR has the facility however ATC hasn’t approved the approach when requested. That's really sad, they should be more willing to use them since they are charted procedures....Jump to post
As an interesting side note to this all, if an ILS has been flight inspected out to say 25 or 30 NM as some are in order to conduct dual/triple independent approaches at places like ATL, DFW, IAH, ORD etc., (not that all are) the localizer some stuff happens that can create a little concern in the c...Jump to post
Before I retired from ATC I got to work with CO on some GLS stuff at IAH. They had a couple at least B738's I believe maybe more that they had recently taken delivery of and had started some GLS work at EWR. Was lucky enough to fly some GLS approaches in the sim and they looked so similar to an ILS ...Jump to post
I'm only listing commercial flights as a passenger not GA flights where I was PIC. Houston - IAH, HOU, EFD DFW Area - DFW, DAL Ft. Myers Area - FMY, RSW, APF Orlando - MCO, ORL Miami Area - MIA, FLL Bay Area - SFO, OAK, SJC LA Area - LAX, SNA, LGB, ONT NYC Area - EWR, JFK, LGA London - LHR, LGW Mila...Jump to post
Coal wrote:For those curious, I had a very tight (~25 min) connection in ICN which I made with time to spare, and KE 35 ended up arriving in ATL 40 mins early. Immigration and customs took less than 5 mins and was even able to catch an earlier connecting flight to FLL.
I retired almost seven years ago and I never listened to LiveATC.net. I will admit to having listened to it a couple of times now when a couple of my friends (corporate and airline drivers) are coming or going from IAH just to see if they screw anything up so I can screw with them next time I see th...Jump to post
If have the ability to add the DL ATL-FLL segment on to the KE itinerary without any additional fees applied then you might want to think about doing that very thing. If you do then if you're a miss-connect DL will automatically re-book you on the next available flight. Should you still want to have...Jump to post
I'll go one further and add the mindless dumb travelers to the list. You know the guy, you just don't want to be "THAT GUY"!!! :shakehead: 1. He is the guy when you get to the entrance of the Elite and/or Pre-Check security line that cannot find his boarding pass or if it's on his phone he...Jump to post
Actually it completely depends on where the Receiver/Transmitter (RTR) is located for the Tower/TRACON or the Remote Communications Air/Ground (RCAG) site is located for Center communications for the frequencies you want to listen. While some are in fact located around the airport many will be more ...Jump to post
Concentrating flights at the hub so heavily means that something has to give when weather cuts SFO runway capacity in half. The regional flights to MFR, ACV, RDD, FAT, SBP, etc. are the first ones cut because less people have to be rebooked. But people there have the fewest flight options, as oppos...Jump to post
GalaxyFlyer hit it right on the money. Not being involved anymore since retirement with FAA reducing some separation criteria as it applies to closely spaced parallel operations I may be way off base, but using the RNAV (RNP) Y 28R approach when lower weather is involved does help. IF they use that ...Jump to post
When Southwest started getting involved with RNP back around 2011, the 300/500 fleet upgrades would have been quite costly which may also have helped on the retirement.Jump to post
They're part of the United fleet now - saw one about 2 weeks ago. The UA 739s are numbered 401-412, then 739ERs 413-479(?) and 801-849 and 880-899. Exactly. They never went anywhere other than to be painted with the new name on the fuselage. They are doing just fine in fact flew SJC-IAH on N75410 (...Jump to post
Finding a Polaris sCO B772 will be a complete crap shoot as out of the 22 frames only three have been converted while another two are in HKG for the upgrade according to https://sites.google.com/site/unitedfleetsite/mainline-fleet-tracking. My experience on the LH A388 upstairs was ehhh okay, but th...Jump to post
Don't forget to put Air Traffic Controller into those authorized to occupy the jumpseat! :) Even though very few actually use the program the FAA has in place due to the requirements that have to be met it's still a very worthwhile opportunity and they should use it and the view is amazing. I have ...Jump to post
Hmmm good question. There have been a few and one that I've yet to snag just yet so won't include the B744 or B748i in the list, but it could happen this coming summer if the stars line up correctly for a LH flight. In no specific order: B762 B772 B722/1 MD80 series any of them And of course B788/9 ...Jump to post
Become a flight attendant, FAA inspector, dispatcher, or secret service agent if you want to visit a flightdeck inflight. Or become a pilot for an air carrier that has reciprocal jumpseat agreements. Failing that, get listed as an authorized passenger on a part 91 ferry flight. Or find a B1900 oper...Jump to post
Yes, we will certainly get all the passport/security stuff done as soon as we get to FRA and then sort out our lounge activities closest to our MXP gate. That's what we did on our last trip through FRA though I don't remember much of it at all other than the Business and Senator Lounges shared the s...Jump to post
The concourse has two floors, A-gates are Schengen gates and the same ones one floor higher are called Z-gates for non-Schengen flights. You will most likely arrive at Z11-25, it is then a very short walking distance to get to the A-Gates one floor below. Passport control and Security are within 10...Jump to post
We will be traveling in coming months on UA EWR-FRA with a change to LH on to MXP. Haven't connected in FRA in about five years and I understand they've expanded some so am hoping to get some information as what to expect when we arrive from those who have transited in FRA recently. The last few wee...Jump to post
I've been on two separate UA A319/320 flights in the past couple of years and had the Captain at the door of the plane greeting passengers as they boarded. Just last week IAH-ATL on DL MD90 (left gate early) the Captain came out to greet the first class cabin with details of the flight and weather a...Jump to post
All at home. 1). Piedmont Airlines flight schedule from February 1948 2). Piedmont Airlines deck of playing cards from the "Pacemaker" days 3). Pan Am aluminum pin 4). Pan Am schedule from October 27, 1991 5). Air France Watermen pen from Concorde 6). Air France Concorde poster photo depar...Jump to post
Last Super 80 flight was in January 2019, IAH-DFW...FC bulkhead
Last MD88 flight was July 2018, IAH-ATL...FC bulkhead
Next MD90 flight will be this month, IAH-ATL...FC bulkhead
FlyHossD wrote:And why hasn't he been charged?
Have flown AA on 3 hour flights a few times in the last 18 months and found them to be real good. Service has been excellent and fares pretty competitive if not better in the markets I've flown them compared to DL and UA. But from IAH you are probably going to connect if not going to CLT, MIA, LAX, ...Jump to post
"Names withheld to protect the innocent"! :) CO flight PHL-IAH Row 1, a very attractive well known R&Band Pop singer with about 10 Grammy Awards She was very quiet at first and once she knew I recognized her and didn't want to get her autograph or make a big deal out of where she was s...Jump to post
penguinflies wrote:Hnl iah is a quicker 6 hr flight.
MartijnNL wrote:With Houston Airports Closed, Airlines Cancel Thousands of Flights
https://www.nytimes.com/2017/08/28/trav ... ports.html
As recommended above do not waste you time/money with a tour, do your own tour. The Museum of Flight at BFI is just south of downtown Seattle and each time we've gone we have spent about 2.5-3 hours enjoying the museum. The Boeing Factory Tour is very structured and IIRC is about 2 hours in length f...Jump to post
Bet you can already guess my selection from my screen name! :) The end of February weather I would certainly put IAH on top of the list as we here in H-Town rarely see freezing precip although it does occur every so often. Of course when it does it makes a mess of things at IAH, but going strictly b...Jump to post
Airplanes have a tough time slowing down and descending for reasons which should be obvious, so this can result in aircraft operating in excess of 250kts below 10,000ft, provided they are slowing to 250kts or less. Aircraft are often given a speed to maintain or told to delete speed restrictions pr...Jump to post
I'd call Denver TRACON or better yet EGE Tower and ask the question about the LOC FMS RWY 25 approach.Jump to post