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
Similarly, saw a 722 cargo fly in. I can't remember what it was. These old birds don't have ADS-B, so it's difficult to tell when it's incoming. And I can't see them coming because by the time they are on top of me, it's too late. -IR Ive been able to track 727s on FlightAware...I wonder if they we...Jump to post
The wheelchair abuse happens on every airline, anywhere I've ever been in the world. So that being excepted, all the other things you mention are designed to improve the customer experience. Having family pre-board (even preteens) keeps families together and allows parents to do all the adjusting an...Jump to post
I'm sorry, in that first video, the onlookers were justifiably terrified. The idea of a plane veering towards you...I would honestly take off running.
Anyway, this was cool. Hate to see another airline bite the dust.
Wow. Just wow. This is a stunning development. Did anyone see this coming?Jump to post
Depends on what flights arrive ahead of you. If you got a 777 full of new arrivals from China just ahead of you, then be prepared to wait 45 - 60 minutes in line. The last time it happened to me, I just had people cutting lines, families split into multiple lines holding spots for whoever got to th...Jump to post
But it skirted my company rules of no paid checked bags unless you are staying 2+ nights This sounds like a bad employer for employees who have to travel. Really bad. If any employer I've worked for had such micro-managing penny pinching policies, most employees I know would have quit or at least r...Jump to post
I've seen them do dual-door boarding/deplaning at SMF and SJC. It's been a while since I've deplaned from the back of an aircraft parked at a jet bridge in the US. I'd imagine this was some sort of pilot project to see if it would improve turnaround times. In reality people were so conditioned to on...Jump to post
Also quite some surface transfers on Air France between Charles de Gaulle and Orly. This is often the case with cities that have multiple airports. Only surface transfer I've ever done myself was from Bangkok Suvarnabhumi to Don Mueang. Free shuttle bus between the two airports, very convenient. Me...Jump to post
Continental used to do this a lot when they were around. To the disdain of many on here, however, EWR is only an option for those in NJ, parts of PA, and parts of NYC. Everyone else wouldn't touch EWR with a 10 foot pole/drive there over LGA and JFK. Don't forget that EWR is also a massive connecti...Jump to post
I will definitely miss seeing the 737 classics. They're getting hard to find nowadays, even at Southwest. On that note, I had a 732 fly over my house (SAN) last year. Totally unexpected. Sierra Pacific I think. Made me realize that these are now ultra rare aircraft. I miss the 727 the most of all. ...Jump to post
There is a distinction between a “brand” and “branding” that many here do not grasp- some do. The United “brand” consists of the company’s behavior, services and hard product. The deliverables the experience for the consumer. Branding is just the visual representation of that. The important thing i...Jump to post
It's funny, the "exCO" "exUA" mentality is very much alive and well. I was not 4 weeks ago on a UA flight LAX-IAH and the DirectTV was spotty the whole flight. When this same thing happened on my GUM-HNL flight last year, I was given a URL to go to to get compensated. I asked an...Jump to post
I'm not entirely surprised that demand hasn't dropped. The shooting was pretty clearly a one-off incident, and as far as I'm aware it hasn't caused long term closures of the city's main attractions. This type of incident seems just as likely to occur in any other major city in the U.S., so why woul...Jump to post
I think it comes down to proportion as well as frame of reference (relative size) and viewing angle. I've noticed quite often a 788 looks kind of stubby for me, whereas a 789 looks just right. Similarly, the A380-900, if it was ever built, would probably look JUST right. The 388 looks...short and fa...Jump to post
It's funny, the "exCO" "exUA" mentality is very much alive and well. I was not 4 weeks ago on a UA flight LAX-IAH and the DirectTV was spotty the whole flight. When this same thing happened on my GUM-HNL flight last year, I was given a URL to go to to get compensated. I asked an ...Jump to post
And that also leaves LH as the only operator of the 748 and 744 simultaneously (and for about what, 4 more years?). I can't believe UA is retiring them, although it does make sense for them to do so. I just equate UA transpac with those beasts. Hard to replicate that feeling of going to a far off p...Jump to post
Wow, amazing that thumbnails of all active 744s can be shoehorned into one post. I knew there weren't many left, but I didn't realize there really aren't more than a dozen or so at each operator besides BA of course. I would have thought that LH and QF would have had more than a handful left too, b...Jump to post
San Diego Tijuana. Both the largest cross border "conurbation" between the US and Mexico, and the 4th largest in the world. Total population is ~5million. Both have fairly limited airports in terms of physical infrastructure limitations. The idea of building an airport straddling the borde...Jump to post
Is there any airport, US that is worse than LAX for entering customs? It is a 3rd world experience; very inefficient. Do you people even understand how insane you sound sometimes? No one gives a shit about if the customs experience is good. What a flippant answer. Yes, people do care, especially if...Jump to post
In the 60's, SAN-LAX on the Electra's cost $6.35 o.w. and SAN-SFO was $19.85! Those poor soldiers and their families could move around the state easily and on the cheap! I'm not an economist but in the 60s I would think that was quite a bit of money. Per one online reference I checked, $1.00 in 196...Jump to post
As an aviation enthusiast, I welcome this move 100%. I'm old enough to remember just being able to walk around airports without being on a flight. Sadly, as a member of the travelling public I am not happy about it. Airports are busy enough without adding friends and family. My local airport (SAN) i...Jump to post
Hi all, Sorry if this question has been asked before. Is this a joke? https://www.flightradar24.com/flight/if371 IF371 shows two flights today: PTK (Chicago Executive Airport)-LRD (Laredo, TX) And PWK (Oakland County)-FNT (Flint, MI). Also the type is coded as "CV5" which is "null&quo...Jump to post
Maybe 2707? . It was already used on the SST Boeing developed but never finished, as super sonic travel over the US was outlawed (for very specious reasons) while they were designing it. Didn't they do an experiment in Oklahoma City with sonic booms and determined that it just wasn't feasible to fl...Jump to post
One thing the Diesel 8 had going for it was the rock solid reliability of Douglas planes compared to the rest. Douglas overbuilt their aircraft, and in the days when kerosene was cents a gallon the weight penalties didn't matter as much. United also had the Boeing 720 which was a similar-ish type o...Jump to post
Hey everybody! To update you on JA824J, which is still, in SAN after five days is still ' broken .' In hindsight, the GPU (Ground Power) which connects to the aircraft to provide power to the plane while on the ground was Arching while connected to the aircraft. This resulted in a COMPLETE electric...Jump to post
No need for closures, the big 3 have pretty good equilibrium has noted up tread. I think the future growth for American Airlines and possibly even United Airlines will be in smaller focus cities small and little hubs. Delta is by means of needs doing this. AA and UA will catch on. AA and DL are cur...Jump to post
The 8,000th 737 features a graphic next to the entry door and an extra plaque on the top of the door frame next the the plaque with the manufacturing information. I would think this aircraft should get the same treatment. Yeah I flew on this one! The graphic is visible next to the door as you say, ...Jump to post
Not for a while. Their ops software still doesn't support red eyes. It's queued for replacement, but I haven't heard a date. 2018 or 2019 I suspect. I doubt they would launch Hawaii without red eyes. Can we please stop with the whole "WN software (etc.) can't support red-eyes..." already?...Jump to post
Wow. Just wow. I love that you put this all together to share with us. I had barely taken my first flight in 1985, but I have a mental impression of what aviation was like, so this is fascinating for me.
Stockton, CA. Over 250,000 in population including the Stockton Metro area, Modesto, Manteca, Lodi and the Mother Lode like Angel´s Camp. Several smaller California cities lost their only airline service when SkyWest retired their Brasilias -- Chico, Modesto, and some others that I can't think of r...Jump to post
That's not to say that traffic from the Americas doesn't connect there, I'm sure they do for various reasons that probably aren't that lucrative... else we'd see all forms of carriers more interested in chasing them. Earlier this year I did SAN-SFO-SIN-CMB. The onward connection was on UL (SriLanka...Jump to post
With only 2 787-9's coming, I can definitely see that fleet getting bigger. And just curious, what are the 2 737-400's used for in their fleet? They seem to use them exclusively for Samui (USM) ops. Kind of strange because Bangkok Airways uses A319s. -IR Can those airports use the Embraer 195-E2, w...Jump to post
ericm2031 wrote:With only 2 787-9's coming, I can definitely see that fleet getting bigger.
And just curious, what are the 2 737-400's used for in their fleet?
It's not just environmentalists, NIMBYS, dollars, etc that make any Bay fill out of the question. The City itself opposes: http://www.sfbos.org/ftp/uploadedfiles/bdsupvrs/resolutions08/r0069-08.pdf ...and so do 90% of us who live here. What is the reason that 90% of the people in the bay area oppos...Jump to post
Before that there were the IRA, Marxist/Communist rebels, the Mafia, Chechens, colonial freedom fighters in Africa, FARC, the ETA, Christian militias, the KKK, the PLO, NAR, Cubans, anti-abortion bombers, racists, neo-Nazis, drug cartels, etc etc...I could do this all day. Funnily enough here in Fi...Jump to post
Just to answer the OG question of this thread...the "MADNESS" has been going on for the entire length of human history, and will never stop. What you are seeing now is the result of perfect information and saturated 24-hour news cycles. If you think the past, even the recent past, was in a...Jump to post
Eh who cares? China has never been a place with unique or distinctive liveries anyway. Overall, I think they are projecting the image they want to project...bargain basement travel for the masses, and who cares about the packaging.
Does anyone know the actual cancellation fees for killing A35J order? Is this public shareholder info? As an almost UA MMiler I would LOVE to see UA fly A350. More planes I get to fly the better. With Max 10 order, A321 conversion is dead to me. I see them converting it to 25 A359s to replace 772ER...Jump to post
Yawnnnnnnn.....Invest the money in getting the planes running on time and bags to right destination. UA already has the best OTP among the majors, and (according to their release) #1 in baggage performance in April. So...try again? I think he meant invest the money in PR so that there are less vide...Jump to post
1 hour and 20 minutes. HA! That's peanuts compared to the fares Air France sells with a mere 45 minutes transfer in CDG, from one end to the other. Austrian Airlines even got fares with 35 minutes transfer in Vienna. With only one transfer in Zurich, coming from MCT and going to CPH - I can't say I...Jump to post
Really awesome news for SAN. A decade ago, it did not have any intercontinental flights, sans for the ill-fated ZOOM route to LGW. Now, it has British Airways, JAL, Edelweiss, Condor and soon - Lufthansa. Not to mention, FINALLY a non-stop on a *A carrier to a European mega hub and all the connecti...Jump to post
Just curious, why are we discussing this? HA's 330's aren't even a decade old and they've got contracts with Airbus for 350's et al. As much as I'd love to see them return to Boeing for their fleet needs, this ship has sailed. I really dislike when people ask these questions. To be fair, I've done ...Jump to post
irelayer said: The limiting factor is the airport and it's many limitations, not the size of the demand, and that's the truth. The only option for a new airport is dual-use at Miramar, and that's never going to happen. ... If SAN government doesn't push for a Miramar facility they are really missin...Jump to post