"FAA warns that staffing shortage will delay flights in NYC"
https://www.yahoo.com/finance/news/faa- ... 41085.html
We have seen these concepts come and ago but a non refundable deposit. Either the deposit is small or a tax write off. Or Boom........is..........(gasp).........for real. "American Airlines and Boom Supersonic today announced the airline’s agreement to purchase up to 20 Overture aircraft, with ...Jump to post
Its situations like this that allow room for a much needed third competitor. Will it come from China? Or maybe a derivative from a future Defense C5 replacement ( Of course EK would have discussions with Lockheed or Northrop). Who knows, but there is about to be a vacuum in the large VLA space, and ...Jump to post
Left RDU at 6PM, went to sleep, woke up arriving into LHR at 9AM. Thought it was great, did not know I was in the minority. Did not care for the westbound flight across the Atlantic, 7 hours of staring at the blue sea is monotonous.Jump to post
Do to a fire alarm going off, the terminal was evacuated this morning. Nice way to start off the day.
https://www.kxan.com/news/local/austin/ ... rm-go-off/
Except you don’t have the torque issues in a jet engine you have with a turboprop. Rudder and elevator blanking is an issue in the MD series of T tails. The turboprop Is going to exacerbate that issue. The CBA-123 Vector, of similar configuration and developed in the early 90's - although much smal...Jump to post
ClassicSpotter wrote:NZ321 wrote:So do some Star Alliance carriers dock at C/D heavy gates? Or is it just UA?
I believe no one other than UA uses C/D
Weird that the 747 and I are roughly the same age. She had a good run, fitting that she was mostly replaced by sister, the 777.Jump to post
Boeing757100 wrote:Alpha Lima Lima Hotel Alpha India Lima Tango Hotel Echo Quebec Uniform Echo Echo November!!!!!!!
Assuming the Spirit/Jetblue merger goes through, the combined airline will be the 5th largest. Where does that leave Alaska? Where do they go from here? It seems like they're too big to be a takeover target but who would they buy if they want to become larger? That is how we got down to four large ...Jump to post
The bleeding is slowly coming to an end. https://finance.yahoo.com/news/boeing-reports-second-quarter-results-113000091.html Operating cash flow of $0.1 billion; continue to expect positive free cash flow for 2022 Increased 737 production to 31 per month; working with FAA on final actions to resume ...Jump to post
Boeing and Airbus do demonstration flights at Air Shows to serve a purpose, but oh my...........Did watching this sway lufthansa to order the 777X? LOL......JK.......Impressive.
There is another railroad merger that could be of interest. After aborted attempt(s) about what to do with largely failing Conrail, CSX and NS, fierce competitors bought out and split Conrail. It seemed to solve a lot of problems, Conrail was finally worth something. NS and CSX both came out profit...Jump to post
From CNBC- As predicted, cold hard cash usually wins.
"ISS urges Spirit shareholders to vote against Frontier merger, calls JetBlue bid superior"
https://www.cnbc.com/2022/07/15/iss-urg ... erior.html
The leaders in this area of the DOJ have stated they’re going to scrutinize and sue over mergers. The T-Mobile/Sprint merger is was done in early 2020, so the aforementioned leaders weren’t in any way overseeing the DOJ. Ultimately, none of us know what’ll happen, but the DOJ has signaled that they...Jump to post
The latest word from the company is this-
https://www.masstransitmag.com/rail/art ... riate-time
"Texas Central has a plan, organizers say more details coming ‘at an appropriate time’"
The sad thing is this project like the CAHSR has poisoned the waters for future HSR projects. Will be hard to take any future HSR project seriously. Wish Brightline would come in and take over this project with a lower cost and a true business plan with financing. But as stated, the rising interest ...Jump to post
https://apnews.com/article/netherlands-agriculture-pollution-58f6c899530f5e9f05e9964da8c328da "The LTO, which represents about 30,000 farms — nearly a half of the Dutch total — described the nitrogen reduction target as “simply unfeasible.” Dutch farms produced exports worth 94.5 billion euros ...Jump to post
From CNBC- "Frontier urges Spirit to delay vote again, let shareholders consider ‘best and final’ offer" https://www.cnbc.com/2022/07/11/frontier-airlines-tells-spirit-airlines-offer-is-best-and-final-asks-to-delay-vote-again.html CNBC last week reported that Spirit didn’t appear to have e...Jump to post
Six dead so far and 31 injured
https://www.cnn.com/us/live-news/illino ... index.html
So what tax is it when I fly on British Airways through Heathrow from Europe to the US on an AA free ticket and yet it costs me close to $300 in taxes and fees? Flying from US to Europe through Heathrow on AA on free ticket costs me $65 in fees. Are we talking about the same tax? Because BA charges...Jump to post
So what tax is it when I fly on British Airways from Europe through Heathrow to the US on an AA free ticket and it costs me close to $300 in taxes and fees? Flying from the US through Heathrow to Europe on an AA free ticket costs me $65 in fees. Are we talking about the same tax? Where you say 'fre...Jump to post
Didn't think Delta would ever order Boeing again after the CSeries/A220 fiasco 6 years ago. Also...why do this when they have tons of A321neos on the books? Would be quite shortsighted if Delta holds any grudges against Boeing for things in the past. Better to have large fleets from both manufactur...Jump to post
So what tax is it when I fly on British Airways through Heathrow from Europe to the US on an AA free ticket and yet it costs me close to $300 in taxes and fees? Flying from US to Europe through Heathrow on AA on free ticket costs me $65 in fees.
Are we talking about the same tax?
Thanks for those links. To add addition comments: The more I think about it jetBlue's current 12% tender attraction probably comes from individual investors favoring jetBlue as a carrier (not that it's all that superficial of a decision). One might think NK vote-delays mean jetBlue is more appealin...Jump to post
60-80 trains fast 70 mph intermodal freight trains ply that route between CHI-LA. Communities along the route knows this. If it was not a 90 mph Amtrak train it would have been a high speed Intermodal train hitting this truck. Sadly, we cannot ask the driver why. As they say, " Don't try to bea...Jump to post
https://www.cnbc.com/2022/06/29/spirit-airlines-delays-shareholder-vote-on-frontier-deal-to-july-8.html “Spirit would not have postponed tomorrow’s meeting if they felt they had the votes,” said Henry Harteveldt, a travel industry consultant and president of Atmosphere Research Group. Spirit didn’t ...Jump to post
The *tax* goes to the UK Govt... none of that goes to LHR. It is a genuine Govt tax on travel whether you fly from Heathrow, Manchester or any other airport in the UK. The US$100 you mention is likely this Govt tax The news is about the airport usage fees that Heathrow charges airlines... namely ab...Jump to post
Sigh...this is worse than the 39 Vietnamese illegal migrants that died the same way in UK a few years back. Death toll is close to 50 now :(. But like other said - as long as the demand is there, people are going to risk their life just to come to US. Disgusting. But, the tolerance of rampant illeg...Jump to post
Well, we knew this when the war started. The Ukraine Situation Report: Cross-Border Sabotage Raids And CIA Operatives In Kyiv "Over the weekend, The New York Times reported that “some C.I.A. personnel have continued to operate in the country secretly, mostly in the capital, Kyiv, directing much...Jump to post
Strange Spirit's stock is moving down- "Spirit Airlines — The budget airline’s shares fell more than 7% amid news that advisory firm Institutional Shareholder Services told Spirit shareholders to vote for the proposed merger with Frontier Airlines. It comes after Frontier Airlines upped the cas...Jump to post
Thanks. The FAA cleared the MAX to fly that is what counts from my view. However the -10 and -7 certifications feel to be stalled for some reason. It was a short fuselage (=most tricky) -7 that did the successful test flights for recertification and the long fuselage (=least tricky) should be the m...Jump to post
If the wealth in the world doesn't trickle down and be seen to do so beware those at the top. Looks what’s happened to the wealthy of Russia they’ve had all there wealth take from them, I don’t see any reason why we can also take all the wealth of our own billionaires? .For some reason I don't thin...Jump to post
https://apnews.com/article/beijing-china-shanghai-government-and-politics-6ce51d1901b3a5658cc9ef7e62b65000 "BEIJING (AP) — Beijing launched a new-generation aircraft carrier Friday, the first such ship to be both designed and built in China, in a milestone as it seeks to extend the range and po...Jump to post
https://www.cnbc.com/2022/06/16/environmental-groups-sue-biden-to-block-oil-and-gas-drilling-permits.html While I agree with the premise, wouldn't this mainly be replacing the fossil fuels sold by Russia and OPEC autocracies? Environmentalist are problem wondering what is the problem? They state hi...Jump to post
I want to know what percentage of Javelins made it to the battlefield. https://www.thedrive.com/the-war-zone/ukraine-has-no-number-to-call-to-troubleshoot-its-200k-javelin-missiles "Ukrainian Troops Have Nobody To Call To Troubleshoot Their Javelin Missiles Complicating the Ukrainian forces' ab...Jump to post
I really don’t understand why people keep saying the merger will not be approved by the government. There has been mergers in the past ten years that are waaay more anti competitive than this (US/AA, Sprint/T-Mobile), and I’m sure if the time comes to drop the NEA, B6 will consider it but they most...Jump to post
Since this is an aviation website, one might find this interesting regarding "Dark Star"
Awesome movie. Brought back memories from 86. Major props for using real aircraft in stunts. Coming from military family I appreciated some of the military lingo. Since Holllywood is a copycat industry hope this starts a trend of less cgi and more real stunts. And since we are keeping score $612 mil...Jump to post
sxf24 wrote:I think Airbus needs to figure out how to certify and deliver the A321XLR. The certification process is clearly going to be more intense then expected and airlines are already preparing for delays.
Well there is the joke that LHR is a shopping mall with attached airport. Every time I fly from LHR T5 I wonder if it's worth it for the Pradas, Chanels etc shops to be there as you only usually see one or two lost pax in there. The US airports I've flown from do subjectively have fewer (clothes, l...Jump to post
As a slight sidetrack, there was some talk about Boeing creating a new design philosophy for the cockpit, starting with their next family of aircraft. Is there any learned speculation as to what that might mean in a practical sense? It seems like that would be a project worthy of hiring that would ...Jump to post