We flew for DECADES before some CEO got a brilliant idea that they could make even more money off of us by charging for every bag we check, in addition to what we pay for the cost of a ticket, that once INCLUDED up to 2 or 3 checked bags. Most airlines started charging back in 2010 or so, whenever g...Jump to post
https://kdvr.com/2019/01/07/wind-gust-s ... er-at-dia/
Did someone forget to set the parking brake? I have never heard of this happening.
The wreckage from PA 103 from 1988 is still being kept in a rented storage space in Scotland. And it will be until all the lawsuits are settledJump to post
As opposed to most other planes where there are 2 lavs in the rear? Have they always done this? Is this a special layout that boing makes specifically for Southwest? This also leads me to believe that Southwest either ONLY buys new planes, or if they do buy used ones, they have it modified, as most ...Jump to post
So yesterday, when I was sitting on a plane, I was watching the baggage handlers load the luggage, and they were placing each and every bag, hard or soft, upside down. Even if it was right side up, they would take it off of the luggage cart, and turn it upside down, before placing it on the belt tha...Jump to post
They needed to go well over a decade ago. They are consistently unreliable and have been for years. Every other airline retired them long ago. And AA has been saying for many years they are going to get rid of them. Why has it taken them so long?Jump to post
I have noticed this ever since I was a kid, in the 1980's when we would fly down to Florida. Back in those days, There would be packed L-1011's, DC-10's and all of the big aircraft, just full of people. But, on the way BACK, it was just the opposite. On the way back home, we'd always end up on littl...Jump to post
I ran across this article from 2015. I would love to hear your guys' thoughts on this.
https://www.vanityfair.com/news/2015/11 ... bing-truth
Here is a clip from the movie catch me if you can, where the fraudster goes into the bathroom, and escapes the plane, out onto a runway.
Is this really possible?
I put your response on their page. We shall see what they say. Thanks!Jump to post
I wish I'd seen this sooner, but these folks need some help. If anyone here is interested, and has the expertise, give these folks a pm and help them out. They need to make this repair before they can fly it to the national airline history museum in KC. Here is their Facebook page. https://www.faceb...Jump to post
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=onNxigIjkYw In this video, you can hear the engine constantly changing tone. at :07, you can hear the engine drastically slow down, almost to idle speed. Then, at :36, you hear it pick speed back up. at :58 you can hear it very gradually picking up just a bit more spe...Jump to post
I have seen it time and time again. Most recently with the 747 experience at the Delta museum. They showcase the plane, and let you walk around inside it, but they ALWAYS have the cockpit blocked off so you can't sit in the seats and play with the controls. My question is, why don't they want you do...Jump to post
I have to wonder, when you get someone who has been flying for many years, and they make one simple mistake that results in catastrophic consequences, do they have to give up flying forever, or can they work to eventually get their license reinstated? Two flights come to mind when I think of this. F...Jump to post
I read this article a month or so ago when it first happened, and wanted to come on here and ask about it. This is a story of a plane that took off from Heathrow, en route to Dubai, when shortly into the flight, someone took a massive dump that stunk up the whole plane, which forced it to turn back,...Jump to post
Maybe it works different over there but I can tell you, here in the US, in most if not all cases where homes are taken and torn down to build new things, they are never given fair market valuse, and they loose their homes no matter how hard they fight, after many years of court battles. Here in the ...Jump to post
Why is this so badly needed? Yes I realize that <acronym title="London - Heathrow (LHR / EGLL), United Kingdom">LHR</acronym> is one of the busiest airports in the world, and I'm sure expansion is needed. But the fact that they have to tear down 700 homes and other buildings......why do they even co...Jump to post
<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/StTim" class="quote" target="_blank">StTim</a> (<a href="#9" class="quote">Reply 9</a>):<br/><i/></font></td></tr></table> I didn't realize the ...Jump to post
I am so sick of ads popping up on every single site I go to these days that pop up and I have to close out before I can read what I want to read, and now this site has become no exception. Considering we have paid money to use this site, WHY do we now need an ad on the left hand side that slides ove...Jump to post
So, for the first time, I am reading about how Eastern Airlines is being brought back to life. COOL! So I have a few questions. In an article I was reading about it, it said where a group of airline managers had "purchased the old airline's intellectual property". What does that mean? Another articl...Jump to post
<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/BravoOne" class="quote" target="_blank">BravoOne</a> (<a href="#25" class="quote">Reply 25</a>):<br/><i/></font></td></tr></table> I am curious ...Jump to post
With all of the things a 727 could do, For example: The plane had rear air stairs. (why do planes no longer have stairs built in? How many times have you landed at an airport and had them say all the gates were full so you had to sit on the plane until one became available? This could be prevented i...Jump to post
Recently, an American Airlines plane had panels come loose in flight, that were later determined to be due to a duct malfunction. Reports from passengers say that at first they were going to continue on to Dallas, but they later decided to return to <acronym title="San Francisco - International (SFO...Jump to post
Whenever I try to search for a post I made, even when I type in the exact same words I used in the field, or in the subject line, will it not return any results? I have also tried going to my profile and searching for posts made by my user name, in a section where I know I have made plenty of previo...Jump to post
Back when I was in high school, I seem to remember hearing on the news that a flight out of <acronym title="New York - John F. Kennedy International (Idlewild) (JFK / KJFK), USA - New York">JFK</acronym> nearly crashed while it was trying to take off, because a passenger turned on a portable <acrony...Jump to post
For the last 10 or 15 years, at least in the US anyway, Only ticketed passengers are allowed to go past the security checkpoints and to the gates. Remember the days of going to the gate to see off your loved one and watching their plane take off before heading home, or waiting for them to give them ...Jump to post
What are your opinions on this?Jump to post
I have read a few times on here that even proper storage is hard on an aircraft. Why is storage so hard on them? Also, say I wanted to store a plane for a number of years. What kind of things would I have to do to it while it sat in storage to keep it in good condition and operable? The way some peo...Jump to post
Thanks guys. The fact that SWA doesn't sub contract to regional airlines is one of many reasons I fly Southwest whenever possible. Not to mention the fact that SWA is just awesome. Not that I am trying to degrade any pilots or staff of these regional airlines, but in an emergency, I would much rathe...Jump to post
Interesting read. Pilots will not work for regional airlines due to the miserably low pay. My question is this: Why do major airlines contract with these regional carriers to begin with? This never happened 20 or 30 years ago! Regional airlines should be mandated to fly under their name on;ly. None ...Jump to post
Awesome, thanks. I'm gonna have to do some googling now and see what film/book this is.Jump to post
Awesome, thanks! That <acronym title="Island Airlines (USA) and Eagle Air/Arnaflug (Iceland)">IS</acronym> the movie, I youtubed it and that's exactly the one I had remembered. This site certainly has given me the answers to many questions that I've had for many years. Thanks to all who help!<br><br...Jump to post
Question about another airliner related movie I saw on <acronym title="Virgin Express (Belgium)">TV</acronym>. This particular movie I saw back in 2002. In this movie, some pilot named Jack worked for an airline and flew back and fourth between here and another country. (Europe I think?) One day Jac...Jump to post
Many years ago, around Christmas time, I was watching this movie on <acronym title="Virgin Express (Belgium)">TV</acronym>, but I only remember bits and pieces of it, and was hoping one of you might know what it is. It was about a commercial airline flight where the pilot was having some kind of tro...Jump to post
The last time was on Delta, landing at Denver on a CRJ-900. There is also a youtube video, that as luck would have it now I can not find, but someone is filming the landing and you hear someone in the background saying "brake check!"
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I've noticed whenever I fly on a CRJ, and other people I've talked to have also said, that when the plane lands, the brakes are applied very sharply for a short period of time. You feel the brakes, just like normal at first, then it's like they hit them really hard, but only for a second. Why is this?Jump to post