Exactly why though...OMA is close See post #6. Nostalgia mostly, I suppose. Although, flying into LNK beats driving to OMA and back, especially if you don't want to rent a car or ask friends for ride to OMA and back. Same could be said for many other secondary airports (like FAY, which is one I fly...Jump to post
FlyingElvii wrote:University of Nebraska.
No foriegn students, no meetings or conferences, no big attended sporting events, no reason to service Lincoln with OMA just down the road.
I'm a bit surprised by Palm Springs being cut by B6. Charleston, San Antonio, and New Orleans being cut by AS is surprising as well.
It's a bit of a bummer to see DL drop LNK. My grandparents lived there, and I've flown NW and DL many times between MSP and LNK. Sad to see that go.
A GEnx powered 767F sounds like a no-brainer to me, although it will be interesting to see if this is based on a -300ER or -400ER. Aside from the landing gear, flaps, wing tips, and flight deck; how much difference it there between the two models? Could Boeing offer a -300F with the 400ER landing ge...Jump to post
A new 757 isn't going to happen, and that's not even what the article says. Something the size of a 757 will happen at some point, but it will probably be a part of whatever replaces the 737. Putting a new wing and engines on a 767 is a dumb idea. If I had stock in Boeing, and they did that, I'd sel...Jump to post
Dang, DL is losing TPA, SEA, and SLC out of RDU? Bummer.Jump to post
I think the next all-new aircraft from Airbus will be an 8 abreast wide body smaller than the A330-900. The initial model would be slightly smaller than an A300, with a stretched model slightly longer than an A330-800. Range would be less than the A330, maybe around 5-6000nm. Before that happens, I ...Jump to post
I'd be curious to see what type of fleet they operate. I know several years ago they were hiring bush plane pilots in Alaska, and they were looking for DC-3T pilots to fly supplies between Nairobi (or maybe it was Kampala) and South Sudan. I know several people who are either on staff or have volunt...Jump to post
I saw on Enrilia's post this past weekend that Kenmore Air is starting PAE-FRD, PAE-ESD and PAE-BFI this year. My guess it's on Caravans. PAE is listed in Kenmore Air's website. But I couldn't find any press releases. It will be interesting to see how their fares compare to San Juan Airlines, who, ...Jump to post
I remember seeing a NW DC-10 at MNL in 1997.Jump to post
I think a brand-new development near Enumclaw is the best bet, connected as a branch to the proposed high speed rail link between Seattle and Portland. But just like everywhere else, I’m sure it’ll meet it’s fair share of opposition. I think you're on the right track there. Personally, I'd love to ...Jump to post
There's a part of me that wonders if Amazon might be in talks for a large number of 767 freighters, and that may be driving Boeing to pursue the possibility of a 767F-MAX. Whether it would be based on the -300ER or -400 is an interesting debate, but I also think a new size somewhere between the two ...Jump to post
DL seems to be using the A220 on more regional type flying, but I’m curious to see if they eventually are used for thin trans-con routes. ATL-BLI (Bellingham, WA) is one that I think could work, especially with so many Canadians across the border. There are some great connection possibilities from A...Jump to post
The flying normally starts pretty late, around noon if I am not mistaken? The tough part would be getting in, queues can be long. Closing time for the grounds is at 6 PM. Schedules at Paris Air Show can be pretty iffy. Most of the times I went in the past, there was no public schedule to be found a...Jump to post
Hey all, I'll be attending the Paris Air Show this year, and I'm trying to find a schedule of events for the show. I can't find any sort of schedule on the air show website, and I hope somebody here may have some info. More specifically, I'd like to know what time the air show starts. I'll be coming...Jump to post
I don’t really see how SEA can take traffic from YVR or vis-versa however, I do often wonder if BLI could be an alternative to YVR for Canadians. A DL flight to ATL could offer Canadians (and those of us who live in northern WA) a one stop solution to the Caribbean, Central America, and South Americ...Jump to post
I just completed a trip down to PHX and back, and PAE is fantastic. Both my flights were full, and everybody I talked to were ecstatic about service to PAE. Here are some observations I made: -The six unisex restrooms had a constant line of people. They really need more bathroom facilities. -The gat...Jump to post
I live in the San Juan Islands, and SJA was doing local facebook poles only about a month ago. They must have had a good response if they are starting the service so soon. I know a lot of people in the San Juans are excited about PAE, and I think this will be a popular service. I just flew out of PA...Jump to post
The new terminal looks fantastic!
PAE is going to be much more convenient for those of us living north of Seattle. I’ll be flying PAE-PHX in April, and I’m really looking forward to it.
It sounds like the Bellair Airporter bus service will be offering nine trips to PAE as well.
The article seems a bit vague, particularly when it says stretched A320 series. That could mean an addition model (322?), but I tend to think the following: -A320 stretched a few rows with a modified or new wing. -A321 stretched a few rows with a modified or new wing. The all new narrowbody could be...Jump to post
I’m surprised to see IAD-FAY dropped, and that seems like it would be a well traveled route with all the military in DC and Ft. Bragg. I wonder if this means UA will be pulling out of FAY? DCA-FAY was briefly offered a few years ago (as was DFW-FAY) so it would be interesting to see if the DCA route...Jump to post
I would love a transcon flight from PAE or BLI to either IAD or ATL. I live in the San Juan Islands, and the drive to SEA is a pain, on top of dealing with flaky ferries. If airlines started serving these city pairs, without inflating prices much, I would have very little reason to fly out of SEA. A...Jump to post
It's great to see there were no fatalities! It sure looks like both engines sitting along the runway to me. In the video, it looks like one at 0:14, and another engine at 0:45. It will be interesting to see what the cause was. It's hard to tell in the video, but is there livestock in the background?Jump to post
Butte, MT has, I think, two gates in one room. Rental cars, ticketing, and baggage claim are just outside that one room. There is at least CRJ service there.Jump to post
According to a.net, the average 737 flight is 900-1000 miles. Under 10% of flights are over 2000 miles. I assume the A320 has similar statistics. The A320 is overbuilt for the majority of its missions, just so it can fly those 2000+ mile missions. A A220-500 could fly 90% of the A320 missions far mo...Jump to post
Hey all, Now that Airbus has the A220 in its stable, what impact would this have on the A319 and A320 aircraft? The A220-300 and A319 seem to be very comparable aircraft, and given the lack of A319 sales, I would not be surprised to see Airbus discontinue the model. Personally, I think Airbus's move...Jump to post
I'm 99% sure the A319 is certified to up to FL398, see: https://www.easa.europa.eu/sites/default/files/dfu/TCDS_EASA%20A%20064_%20Airbus_%20A318_A319_A320_A321_Iss_33.pdf#page39 Well, I'm not sure what to say then. I know it was an A319, and both my friend and I heard 42,000. Either they announced ...Jump to post
Back in 2006, I was on a NW A319 that hit 42,000 ft while flying between MSP and BIL (Billings, MT). I thought I heard wrong when they announced the cruising altitude, but my friend next to me heard the same thing. That's the highest I've ever flown.Jump to post
The folding wing tips pitched when the 777 was in development included a much larger portion of the 777 wing then what is on the 777x. The original folding wing had its hinge point between the aileron and flaps. The folding section included the aileron (and I suppose leading edge slats too?), which ...Jump to post
Last November, I flew UA from SFO to AKL. I was in coach, and the FA in our section looked like she had just rolled out of the sleeper berth. Unkept hair, wrinkled clothes, and her attitude towards my seat mate was extremely rude. I also noticed that it seemed like every UA FA on the flight had a di...Jump to post
I've flown TPAC on CX, OZ, and NZ; and all three had very clean bathrooms. UA, on the other hand, was absolutely disgusting (and not just their toilets...the FA's incredibly rude attitudes too). I will never fly internationally on UA again, unless they get their act together.Jump to post
What is the likelihood of a couple engine manufactures creating a joint venture to supply engines for NSA? Given the time constraints, this might be the best move, imho. GE could provide the hotter core, and either PW or RR a geared fan. Best of both worlds.Jump to post
Best: Asiana LAX-ICN: A really tasty cold lemon shrimp noodle salad thing. At first I thought it was a bit odd since it seemed like chilled shrimp scampi, but it was actually really good. The rest of the meal was good too. Continental EWR-LAX in 2008 Coach Class: They served a hot cheesesteak pizza ...Jump to post
I've never flown EK, but I do know that Asiana edits its content to some extent. In the movie, Ben-Hur, every reference to Jesus Christ (the figure, not the cuss word) was removed. On the flip side of that, I was on UA a few months ago, and some of the movies they had available were probably not as ...Jump to post
I'd buy the following: -Super VC10 with four PW1100G engines, modern flight deck, and capable of being flown by one person. -Lockheed Starship with updated avionics -Spartan Executive 7W Now if I were to get crazy, maybe I'd do the following: B-36 bomber converted to pusher turboprop engines and cou...Jump to post
My hometown airport is Eastsound, WA, but having any sort of commercial service other then the part 135 operators (Like Kenmore Air or San Juan Airlines) is unrealistic. More realistically, I've love to see a DL BLI-ATL flight that departs and arrives late morning/early afternoon. Also, I'd start fl...Jump to post
Which one is better tasting? I think that depends on the country. Here in the U.S., McDonalds is the last place I want to go for a burger or fries. They have a good breakfast menu though. That being said, I’ve had good food at McDonalds in the Philippines, but even then, I’d rather eat food from a ...Jump to post
Maybe I missed something, but why are we discussing 381 seat 787s? All the information provided thus far indicates the “797” will be in the 225-275 seat range. I could see a business case for a regional 787 with a lighter wing, but I don’t think this is the “797”. One of the most knowledgeable users...Jump to post
Overall, I’d say the mods do a good job on this site, however, I do feel that there is some inconsistency in what is allowed/not allowed, particularly in the political or religious topics. Hateful comments towards Christians, Conservatives, or Jews seem to be tolerated more than hate comments direct...Jump to post
The E-jets could potentially replace the 737-7, but I don’t see them replacing the larger 737 models. I do see NSA growing in size though, with a base model around 190 seat (two class), a shrink at 175, and a stretch out to 220. If the MOM is a great success (remains to be seen) Airbus will have to ...Jump to post
I’m still in the camp that believes the 797 will be an oval that will hold 7AB and LD3/45s. Perhaps a 797-8 a few rows longer than a 762 and a 797-9 a few rows longer than a 763. Airlines that need more cargo volume can opt for the 788 instead. MOM has no reason to compete with the A321 as that will...Jump to post