"The three-day strike - the first by BA pilots - could cause severe disruption, as Balpa represents about 90% of the airline's pilots." :( ?? The first by BA pilots ?? Google is your friend (maybe). Just do a search and use the "Toole" to adjust the time period to exclude curren...Jump to post
One thing is certain. Sooner or later WN will retire their last 737 and will be flying one or more new types. (Assuming they remain competitive) Maybe they only need a five year plan and can address this issue at a later date, but if I was GK I would at least be thinking about it. I would also be lo...Jump to post
Granted it’s to London (yes, I know London isn’t in Europe!) Unless you're talking about London, Ontario... I got news for you. What’s the news? Did Boris Johnson move the island to another continent? "Did Boris Johnson move the island to another continent?" Metaphorically, yes. If he rea...Jump to post
Nothing more than marketing. Any company exec conducting market research with a Twitter poll should go back to school. I'm not so sure about that. The President of the US is using it to great effect ! I did just wonder if it is meant to influence the airport management, by revealing some aspects of...Jump to post
Will people fly on an aircraft without a pilot ? All I can say is that I used to fly fairly frequently on BEA's Tridents. There was nothing more reassuring when coming into land than to hear the engines slowly revving up and revving down. Then you knew you were on an automated landing, and you knew ...Jump to post
I for one am going to be very disappointed when I can't fly PHX to LHR on a 747, no matter what the class, and no matter which aircraft eventually replaces it (unless by some freak they put an A380 on the route - fat chance) There is something very reassuring about getting on a 747. As far as their ...Jump to post
scbriml wrote:You may think that, but I couldn't possibly comment!
This 60 Minutes Australia entire episode aired last night about Boeing and the 737 Max. http://www.9now.com.au/60-minutes/2019/episode-14 ""Liz Hayes investigates the disaster of Boeing's 737 MAX jetliner. Why two supposedly state-of-the-art and safe planes crashed killing 346 people; why...Jump to post
We have too much automation in airplanes, and it's killing us. Apologies if I your comment was meant as sarcasm. If more automation meant more accidents it would be obvious from accident statistics. However, even with the tremendous increase in the derided third world pilots, we see nothing but dec...Jump to post
I actually really like the raccoon mask. To me, it makes what I consider to be a chubby looking plane look a bit sleeker. I like it too, especially on an otherwise Eurowhite livery. It's like a pair of Ray-Ban sunglasses. The raccoon mask is just an interim step so that there is no change when the ...Jump to post
Anyone can do this at any time.
In a different age I flew into LHR and had the weekend to myself. I went to the Lufhansa desk and asked what was the next flight on which they had a seat.
I spent a day and a half in Hamburg.
You are deeply, deeply in denial. First Airbus kills the A380 program. Next the biggest operator says they're basing route planning without 380s - killing the idea that (many, anyway) of recently-delivered A380s will happily be flying another 20 years. That doesn't make sense. There aren't going to...Jump to post
Based on released data sheets from the past Boeing assumes more weight per passenger & Airbus uses 95 kg (209 lb.)/pass. This type of issue is also why operators are saying the CS100/A220 series is getting better fuel burn. The spec sheet uses 225 lb./pass. Do you think BA and AB are influenced...Jump to post
This probably needs another thread, but WN have evolved their business plan over time and I'm sure it wasn't all in the initial plan. Herb was a unique risk taker and very competitive in the best way. People like that are always ready to learn and adapt. Nobody could be a one for one replacement for...Jump to post
Sounds like both of your laptop and cell phone are using a time that WN doesn't use. There is nothing inaccurate. There is the time to ping the server and route the data, sound like you are checking in right on time. The laptop may not be synched to a time source, but I would suppose that a cell ph...Jump to post
I hope Airbus doesn't spend too much on the wining and dining because they aren't going to be getting any business from WN, IMHO. I sometimes think I must be dreaming because I clearly remember that WN paid a deposit to Airbus so that Airbus would spend time negotiating with them (presumably about ...Jump to post
ikolkyo wrote:A said above l, much easier to consolidate a fleet in one airport for storage and fixing.
You may be right, but one frequent poster, who must be very familiar with A.net, reported they had problems with both Chrome and Firefox. I'll have to try another post with images and see what happens next time !!Jump to post
I made the initial post on this thread and put in links to the images (as I think I was supposed to do) http://www.airliners.net/forum/viewtopic.php?p=21179803#p21179803 However, they didn't appear for a number of people, as you can see in other postings on that thread. Any idea what I might have do...Jump to post
So much for “4 Engines 4 Long Haul”! :stirthepot: :duck: Interesting, in view of current events, that Airbus didn't believe that the FAA would certify 2 engines planes for extended ETOPS, As I understand it, and paraphrasing someone else's statement, Boeing won, with the B777 given long ETOPS appro...Jump to post
downdata wrote:Eh. Do you want to label the Y axis, is that orders for each year or deliveries?
I'm always interested in trends and I wanted to cross check some perceptions I had about Boeing and Airbus, for both NB and WB, so I created these charts with data from here https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Competition_between_Airbus_and_Boeing This is the result http://oparnica.com/airliners/BoeingAnd...Jump to post
Looking at the two videos from within the cabin, I would say this is a real life demonstration of Keep calm and carry on. After the initial surprise there was laughter in the cabin !Jump to post
Sorry if this has been answered before. I'm surprised if aircraft don't have an indication of their total weight. Wouldn't it be simple to have sensors on the landing gear to see how far they were depressed. That would give both the total weight and also the balance (by looking at the difference bet...Jump to post
I was at Scottsdale Airpark yesterday, and saw an aircraft take off that looked very much like a YAK 40. Is it possible that it really was that, and if not, what could it be. (Small tri-jet with three tiny engines and about 9 windows down the side of the plane) Looking it up on Wikipedia it looked j...Jump to post
jumbojet wrote:Not surprised, thats one of the many reasons I continue to fly Delta. They actually listen and care and will provide a refund even though a refund wasnt due. Good luck trying to get that on any other airline.
The always-graceful A330 wings with the new tips are beautiful. On the other hand, the raccoon mask should be put out of its misery (as it should on the A350). It just says I'm Trying Sooooo Hard to be Futuristic. I'm a big fan of the racoon mask makes the plane look fresh and new... Also will help...Jump to post
So my question is: Does the A350 in its various variants underperform, perform adequately, or outperform the specs that Airbus promised? Anybody have an answer? And the answer to that may never be known, but can be assumed when we look at future DL orders. While the opinion of DL pilots is always i...Jump to post
parapente wrote:Total waste of time.So it crashes twice and is now ready for production - are you serious?
As above what exactly does it do better?
seabosdca wrote:As for alleged pilots creating anonymous threads, if it were up to pilots, payload range would be all that matters, and every widebody in airline fleets would be a 77L.
Without Emirates, the A380 would have been a failure. Airbus would have pulled the plug a long time ago already. I assume you mean in recent times. If Emirates did not exist I suspect that many other airlines flying Europe to Asia and beyond would have ordered many more than they did. As many as Em...Jump to post
The best measure of worker productivity is revenue and profit per employee. Here are some links that deal in the facts of the matter: https://www.marketwatch.com/investing/stock/eadsy/profile https://www.marketwatch.com/investing/stock/ba/profile If both companies had the same percentage of work in...Jump to post
Honestly unless you are building something radically different adopting any other tanker than the one you have already built right now is just stupidity. It’s plenty big enough for anything we have flying. Anyone suggesting a new tanker competition should be shot at dawn. How right you are, and yet...Jump to post
I wonder how much leverage the A350 order provides to UA. Does that allow them to get better pricing from Boeing on new 787 orders ? Once they cancel the A350 order, Boeing will have the upper hand. Since the A350 order is old, one might assume it was at advantageous pricing, just like the early 787...Jump to post
Employment law in HK simply doesn’t exist. No unemployment benefits, no state pension. But only an maximum of 10 - 15% tax! When you hear the conservatives saying that post Brexit the uk will be like Singapore, this is what they mean. A capitalist haven! Emotionally I am totally on the side of the ...Jump to post
There are many airports where aircraft take off, and other aircraft are landing behind them, with appropriate spacing to keep everything safe. I'm sure it is common, but I can still remember how impressed I was watching movements at LHR when they had one runway closed on a Sunday. For a long time i...Jump to post
As many people say, increased bag fees result in people attempting to carry much more into the cabin. I would assume this increases boarding time, resulting in less flight hours during the day. Since Southwest doesn't charge bag fees, does it continue to be able to have quicker turns than its legacy...Jump to post
If it wasn't for military contracts, I suspect Pratt would have been out of the jet engine business many years ago. I wonder how much of their culture and infrastructure is more attuned to military business than to competitive commercial business. Another factor is that Pratt is part of UTC. A very ...Jump to post
I'm very allergic to Cats, but I loved the peanuts. No justice for meJump to post
They want more frequencies, not fewer. AA is operating 102-seat A321Ts 12x this coming Monday. Southwest has 20x DAL-HOU. Many passengers certainly appreciate more frequent flights but there must come a point where they are so frequent that nobody cares. I suspect that nobody would care if Southwes...Jump to post
It surprises me that the crazy ridiculous heat in PHX (north of 110--- yikes!) doesn't make it an undesirable place for diversions, or for that matter cause more operational difficulties. I'm going to answer my own surprise by saying I guess a 747 flying to DEN doesn't need to go out too heavy. Let...Jump to post
I wonder if the designer thought about people who don't look like top models. How will these uniforms look on the average person, who isn't tall, slim, and doesn't have a Barbie style waist ?Jump to post
But I leave it to you. What benefit does Airbus get from selling 6-10 more A380’s to IAG at a loss? It all depends on what you mean by a loss. It is true that there is no point in reducing the companies bottom line by taking the orders. However, when you talk about a loss on a sale you are usually ...Jump to post
Apologies if it was mentioned earlier in the thread.
Doesn't the President board Air Force One via stairs ?
In about 1982 I remember arriving in Minneapolis (MSP) in the middle of winter on a 747 flight from London. We used stairs to the tarmac and walked to the customs hall. I was in transit to Phoenix and dressed appropriately for that, so this was quite a shock.Jump to post
What makes the A380 such a great plane? I never understood what the appeal is apart from being big. Long boarding and exiting times, crowded gate areas, seat pitch the same as other planes, so where is the greatness? Apart from EK, it has done poorly and would have been dropped from the AB line up....Jump to post
It is interesting to research reality regarding how dispersed Airbus production is compared to Boeing. Using Google Maps :-
Wichita to Renton - 1,824 miles. 27 hours by road.
Broughton to Hamburg - 633 miles. 10 hours, 5 minutes by road, including a trip on the train through the Chunnel.
A) Majority of paying passengers shopping around for a ticket that's $2 cheaper than the next (pitch one that's 500% more and good luck! - plus no, I don't think a business-only model would ever work) Yes, there are certainly many travelers who look for the lowest price, or perhaps I should say tha...Jump to post