These are all, to one degree or another, outgrowths from FlyerTalk's mileage runners, and they seem to be, to varying degrees, thinly veiled referral/affiliate sites for travel credit cards. OMAAT is the best, TPG has gotten questionable, and SimpleFlying is freelance travel industry copy that just ...Jump to post
This makes me so sad. No more Queens gracing the skies over my house in SAN. The worst part of this whole thing (aviation wise of course) is the little things we are losing everyday...the things we thought we had for just a little while longer, the things we thought we could count on, the things we ...Jump to post
Because of the light flight schedule, planes from the north are turning final a little closer in these days just like the old days. With the airport being so quite and no automobile traffic jams on the freeways to flight anymore, reminds me of when I was a kid in 1970. Almost expect a PSA or Wester...Jump to post
Passengers should want this. Or do you really need a cup of coffee that has a lid pressed down on it by the gloved hand of a FA that has been doing tons of other things with that same gloved hand? Or ice for a coke that was scooped up with a small tool that has the FAs hand inside the ice bucket?? ...Jump to post
Anyone see this UA 772? https://fr24.com/UAL2572/242fb3ce Just flew over my house. Originated from MCAS Cherry Point. Marine charter I assume? Lots of surprises these days...I noticed that flight from TIJ yesterday, a 727(!) headed to Oakland County (MI) yesterday, and I noticed DL has upgauged the ...Jump to post
My conclusion is that if you luck out with an over-enthusiastic FA, like T, who called me a ‘darling’ repeatedly, you will get Sam Chui–like treatment. If not, which is generally going to be the case, it is best to let FAs go their own way; but even though you probably should not photograph them, d...Jump to post
I've always wondered about Chui and his "luck" in getting cooperative crews. He must be quite the charmer... No luck about it, airlines have departments that handle VIP reservations and can flag reservations based on the info you enter while booking. Look at someone like Casey Neistat, th...Jump to post
Only time I ever got yelled at was when I was taking a picture of an empty 747 cabin (during boarding) and the flight attendant was standing there (I didn't really see her) and she told me it is company policy (UA) to not take pictures of employees. I've always wondered about Chui and his "luck...Jump to post
Nevermind...the guy is explaining it now.Jump to post
Well I did enjoy watching...
Perhaps this has been explained but why the 10 knot restriction? Is it because it is first flight, or is this normal?
Happy Day-After-Christmas to everyone!! BIG rain showers early this morning put SAN on reverse operations this morning, even for a while after it cleared up. I had hoped to get to several of the usual viewing locations in order to get some good video, but we're back to the normal 27 operations. The...Jump to post
Expectations have been driven so low that it's not surprising that "Airline Satisfaction Climbs to Record Highs". Stockholm Syndrome. :checkmark: Interesting that B6 is considered a low cost carrier. I wonder how much AS is Paying to keep them in the low cost category to win this award. D...Jump to post
"Looney" is a pretty good description for anyone who repeatedly rants about a place they don't know very much about. What you "Loony" Liberals can't seam to understand is that there are thousands of homeless individuals that need our help and you want to throw open the borders s...Jump to post
lots of good answers thus far, all with some element of relevance. I do think there is cultural expectations in the US of higher standard of "comfort" (ie, always being in climate controlled environments) then is widely accepted in Europe (as a comparable). I was recently at a tiny airpor...Jump to post
Wow so much misinformation and outright bitterness in the this thread. This is my opinion only..."flyover" country, being a colloquial term without a strict definition, I've always thought to mean the states with really low population density. Think of driving from Chicago to Denver. There...Jump to post
I flew my SR22 from Duluth, MN to Sabadell Spain. It was quite an adventure, specially due to weather as we flew on december all across the North Atlantic. Cirrus itself recommended a Ferry Pilot, Mike. What a great guy. We had a big time together specially when flying between Greenland and Iceland...Jump to post
Galwayman wrote:airtran737 wrote:sEK shouldn’t be able to enplane passengers from anywhere by the UAE.
Utter rubbish . Much more importantly European passengers travelling to Mexico should boycott the anti competitive US3
Fascinating. Thank you so much!
We all forget about these early days and how fraught with danger, difficult, and (probably) adventurous flying an aircraft half-way around the world was.
Wow so cool! By far my favorite and the sexiest 737 in my opinion. Does anyone know the stats on how many 732’s are still active today for pax ops? Canadian North, Air Inuit, Nolinor, Air North, I assume a few other northern Canada airlines. You will also find a few down in Mexico, the Bahamas and ...Jump to post
Is this because of the engine issues or they really need that capacity? Hopefully the latter. I wonder how many 787s going forward will be RRs compared to GE How many going backward B787s are Boeing intending to sell? +1. Made me laugh. I hate the phrases "going forward" and "moving ...Jump to post
Welcome to San Diego Lufthansa! Now I have a *A carrier I can go directly to Europe with. Oh the possibilities... You also have British and Edelweiss. You may have missed the qualifier there (*A = Star Alliance). Anyway, British is obviously in One World, and Edelweiss is both seasonal/sporadic and...Jump to post
Really you think its strange given they overnight crew in India????? Iran I get. But India? There is no issue of safety for the crew in any of the cities BA/LH fly to in India. Airlines cut Pakistan not because of airport security but because of ME# completion and real security concerns which preve...Jump to post
Good points. But the fire protection issues could be used as a "comfortable" cover up for deeper problems below the surface (layout, capacity, build quality, lack of documentation and such) that prevent the airport to be opened anyway. I can't comment on this specifically, because I only ...Jump to post
The C series is a perfect example of the ‘if it looks right it will fly right’ The C series is perfectly proportioned, sitting on a nice tall landing gear and the nose section is stunning, futuristic, sleek and ‘just right’ looking Bombardier could give today’s Boeing and Airbus some lessons in sty...Jump to post
There were 245 passengers on this flight. I'm guessing maybe 3 agents. There is absolutely no way they have enough direct interaction with each person to determine whether or not they are intoxicated. Traveling has become so much more automated, needing less contact between personnel and passengers...Jump to post
will Bowing go bust without the EK order? NO! EK needs to fly to the USA and if they don't?? Then stay home!! Boeing will do OK! what do they expect Boeing to make US Policy?? YGBSM!! Emirates would survive without flying to the USA, and Emirates would do OK without flying to the USA... It wouldn't...Jump to post
neomax wrote:This is Airbus' order to lose...
I don't have actual numbers, but I would guess there is some traffic, maybe not to OAK specifically, but to the Bay Area in general. It is a pretty long drive from Crescent City to the Bay Area. There would be connecting opportunities, but I assume no interlining let alone codesharing with a major ...Jump to post
The bloody mary cart, Saks bedding, etc., etc., is all a bunch of gimmicks if you ask me. What does that matter if the soft product is lacking? If people really buy a business class seat because of a bloody mary cart, then I guess I'm not normal. Because it was supposed to be the justification for ...Jump to post
Yeah, there's an established procedure and it's really easy! 1) be a kid 2) ask before 2001 In the late 70s as a kid I used to pester flight attendants with questions about flying and their jobs. Once, and my first time, was brought up front on a National DC-10 mid-flight. What struck me first was ...Jump to post
Your duty and responsibility as a parent is to...-IR Thanks for letting us all know your opinion on proper parenting. And actually, no thanks. I'm not interested in your opinion on parenting. Parents get that all the time - some scold somewhere or other who weighs in on how they're raising their ki...Jump to post
The parents failed in their duty and responsibility. On the one hand you concede you don't the full circumstances and then you proceed to go ahead and declare the parents at fault. Once again, you nor I have enough information to judge the situation. But you do so anyway. Your duty and responsibili...Jump to post
I was a little surprised to read about these incidents after the Nigeria racism thing, but crew misbehavior seems to be causing BA some headache, as described here: http://www.paddleyourownkanoo.com/2018/02/17/sources-british-airways-cabin-crew-behaving-badly-flight-attendants-done-now/#.Wos7aKgbM2...Jump to post
Kid has behavioral problems, it happens! Giving the kid a slap is not exactly helpful! I do not agree with that. Upon birth everyone has behavioral problems, simply because the way we're supposed to behave isn't naturally in us. We have to learn as we grow up and learning is done by correcting bad ...Jump to post
Does UA similarly upgauge for ski season?Jump to post
CCGPV wrote:What is the catering like on cargo flights like this? Is it similar to your standard airline fare? Would there be a selection of meals and drinks? Pre-order by crew?
Nevermind the fact that it's incredibly irresponsible to bring a rodent on an airplane. Thing gets loose in that plane it could chew through all sorts of wiring.Jump to post
The reality is Phoenix and Tucson are in a desert oasis outside of which there is very little for hundreds of miles. To have a good connecting hub you have to have a sufficiently dense network of smaller cities in the immediate vicinity to support the feed and ideally some O/D demand (tourist, busi...Jump to post
Yes this has been going on for a bit now apparently.
779 mph @ 224 mph tailwind!
JFK-LGW in 5 hrs 13 m.
I saw an NK plan the other day in the livery that's two generations old! The bird was still in the silver blocky colors, but obviously NK isn't going to spend the money to pull planes out of service just for a paint job. Legacies however will do just that. AC has been painting their fleet pretty fa...Jump to post