AC's YYZ-YVR, what a surprise.Jump to post
When paragliding, in french, if you land in a crop field you "salad" yourself, if you land in a pasture you "cow" (vache) yourself. These guys just saladed a bloody airbus. Brilliant. Kudos to the crew. This could have been a horrible accident. The normal rule here is you have to...Jump to post
Just thought I'd add my thoughts on hidden-city I had to pull once. I literally had no choice. I don't know if UA splits inventory in this way. I'll keep airline/airport names out of the example because they're really not relevant. So I was at AAA. I needed to get to ZZZ, on a continent that is noto...Jump to post
'Europe' doesn't have an extensive HSR network. A few, actually just Germany and France, countries does have a good network, and some have a few lines here and there. But it's not what anybody would label 'extensive' You forgot Spain, Switzerland and Italy. But otherwise, you are correct. Switzerla...Jump to post
Last night I was traveling on a DL A321, and noticed that at door 2L and 2R the seats in the row in front of the exit (I believe row 12) were partially blocking the door. The back of the seat came to approximately the window of the exit door, roughly covering 1/3 of the door and exit. How is this l...Jump to post
So that leaves Canada with two major players, Air Canada and WestJet? Well, on sun routes, there's still three with Sunwing. To Europe, I'd argue not much as changed as since Zoom's demise, it's been an AC/TS duopoly, while now it'll still be a duopoly, but WS will be the 2nd Canadian player. Who k...Jump to post
Different airlines order different options... All 7X7 are not the same. Sort of why they changed the DC-10 to the MD-10 after the cockpit conversion. My understanding is that it has become a lot easier/cheaper to add/remove these options over the years, so the original config doesn't matter so much.Jump to post
Simon has weighed in on this crash, very out of character for him. He seems to put the fact that the ET pilots were informed about MCAS/details of LionAir into doubt. An interesting read: http://avherald.com/h?article=4c534c4a/0045&opt=0 In an airline environment something like an emergency AD ...Jump to post
Well I'm not 20. Also, I don't see any AC aircraft other than RJ's because I spot at BWI. [/quote=SpaceshipDC-10]Okay, I understand. Here's a detailed fleet of almost all AC's jetliners since the DC-8. Still missing is the L1011 fleet. https://www.planespotters.net/airline/Air-Canada Thanks! I reme...Jump to post
Simon has weighed in on this crash, very out of character for him. He seems to put the fact that the ET pilots were informed about MCAS/details of LionAir into doubt. An interesting read:
AusBT are reporting on this event this evening (here in Australia) that it will be flights to London with a Mint 2.0 that is all single seat Thomson Vantage Solo's. Link: https://www.ausbt.com.au/jetblue-new-york-london-airbus-a32-flights-mint-premium-business-class?utm_source=hero Interesting that...Jump to post
I'm leaning towards that when Stab Trim is Cutout, Electric Trim is not recorded in the FDR. Looking at the schematic, it's clear that power to the pilot's trim switches is disconnected when either of the cutout switches are set to cutout. Without power, I fail to see how either of the trim switche...Jump to post
Either way, without any crew bases at YOW, AC will always need to rotate widebodies on a YYZ run. A YOW-YUL widebody makes no sense vs the large O&D on YOW-YYZ, especially at peak times of the day for the day tripper biz pax. The only reason the 767 flies YYZ-YOW-LHR-YOW-YYZ is because that is ...Jump to post
Some info on and photos of Captain Sean Archuleta's last ride home. May he and the other pilots RIP. United's handling of this has been truly impressive. https://thepilotwifelife.com/the-last-leg-home-captain-archuletas-ashes-are-returned-to-his-wife-with-honor/ https://thepilotwifelife.com/united-...Jump to post
767333ER wrote:What happens on on a larger plane when the batteries are low and yet you need full power for a go around for example?
~ Boeing releasing software update; Airlines sending pilots to test in simulator And the preliminary results of these test flights in the simulator don't look good: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-6851217/Pilots-40-SECONDS-ride-automated-Lion-Air-Ethiopian-Airlines-crashes.html Ok, it's the...Jump to post
Really disappointed my country followed the hysteria.
The only upshot here is pressure to get at least an initial finding quickly.
So just to be clear....If an Airbus crashes in Panama or Guatemala and those authorities ask that the black boxes be sent to the US for analysis, all of you Euros are going to be good with that? No questions asked? All good with you? No conspiracy theories? Riiiigght.....Got it. Thus far the only v...Jump to post
Because MCAS was required so that the flight characteristics were close enough that the same type certification could be used on the MAX as the NG (and probably the Classic). Without MCAS, the MAX would probably need it's own rating, meaning significant more cost to the operators. If this was done ...Jump to post
FR24 knows when an aircraft is on the ground and reports it as 0 feet not if you were to take it as AGL the graph would say the aircraft went from 0 to 8000ft in less than 1 minute, completely impossible. Actually to put this to bed, according to the raw data it went from 0 to 7200ft in less than 2...Jump to post
Glad I went this year. Loved the 727 tanker. And got to finally step onboard an A380. But I was disappointed in the number of aircraft on display (I arrived Friday so got more than most) and that most were static displays with no interaction. The Catalina was a nice touch though, and got to go onboa...Jump to post
This obviously happens more than anyone would like to admit. The evidence is simple, and I'm sure I'm not alone at having seen it. With well over 500 flights under my belt, I can't count the number of times people hold boarding cards for the same seat. Easily explained away, seat change since print ...Jump to post
https://www.cbc.ca/news/politics/garnea ... -1.4942385
Pilots don't think TC has gone far enough with this first update since the '70s.
Thoughts? I think they should have come closer to the US/EU rules.
The airline industry should simply eliminate these services. If you’re that disabled then it should be mandatory that you travel with a companion. The airline will be glad to provide a wheelchair but it should not be responsible for your needs. Also, the unaccompanied minor service needs to stop, c...Jump to post
For those commenting "They knew they were moving by an airport" don't know the current situation in Switzerland. Certainly in Geneva, and I believe in Zurich as well, there is a housing crisis. Vacancy rates are almost non-existent. Sometimes you don't have a choice but to move where lodgi...Jump to post
I spotted G-OSRA at Farnborough this year. Have a look on the web maybe for where she's off to next?
Was wonderful to see, especially as they were practically doing acrobatics with her at some points !
How are these old aircraft still deemed airworthy? Many of their manufacturers no longer exist. They don't provide commercial service but I'm sure there are a few pilots that you can pay a few bucks to to climb in for a joy ride. Is there a way to bend the rules (or are there specific FAA or EASA r...Jump to post
Story time! About ten years ago, I was on an AC A32x in J, and about mid-flight was doing my business in the forward lav. Suddenly, the F/A who I'd become quite chatty with throughout the flight started knocking on the door, calling me by my name, and asking me to exit the lav immediately. As I was ...Jump to post
Haha, case closed. Someone was having some fun.Jump to post
LH/LX offer this ... I'm 100% sure LX does, but never done it with LH. You print it out and fold it twice, then if you don't already have the holder they'll give you one at the airport. If I fly LX from GVA I have a few at home. Get to the airport, scan board pass, throw bag in the hole, off to secu...Jump to post
Don't see how this area is different from, for instance, AC's self-serve bar in the L2/R2 galley area. Kind of silly to say it's unique.Jump to post
So the AIF at YUL is the same price as an easyJet flight GVA-BRU return, all-in. LOLJump to post
Full body scanners register false positives on button fly jeans (especially the European brands) and cargo shorts. They register false positives on bare skin. My elbows set the bloody thing off at SXF the other day. I was wearing a t-shirt... The guy still felt obliged to pat me down. I couldn't he...Jump to post
SCQ83 wrote:By comparison, CDG and ORY are 40.1 km away (being metro Paris about 3 times the population of metro Berlin) and 1h12' by public transportation with no change required (RER B).
easyJet has these 320s now. Disaster. I could barely fit in the lav, and on both flights the 2nd (left, facing aft) lav was locked by the FAs so they could hang the trash bag from the handle. I couldn't believe it. "Can I use this?" "No sorry sir that lav door is for our trash bins.&q...Jump to post
According to USA TODAY, the MD-80 tail door and staircase is considered an "emergency exit" !!! In the good old days of fewer air bridges I must have experienced hundreds of emergencies on DC-9's and MD-80's. Not just emergency evacuations, half of them emergency boardings. Well, of all &...Jump to post