Noticed that Delta has scheduled the B739 on LGA-DEN over the past while...UA has it in the schedule as well, and has historically. I was under the impression (from a.net) that the 739 is too field performance-limited to be able to do a 4 hour flight from the 7000 foot runways at LGA. Is this just ...Jump to post
Not sure if this is exactly the right way to ask this, but I’m trying to figure out if my lack of comfort level booking MAX flights is irrational. I fly a fair amount (+/- 80k a year) and like to think of myself as rational (don’t freak out in turbulence etc). But I don’t know what to make of the M...Jump to post
kiwi.com displays a flight from the Hilton Head Island airport to China. 13 hour flight time from a 5.000 feet runway. https://www.linkpicture.com/q/Polish_20210715_102412936.png https://www.kiwi.com/us/search/results/united-states/shanghai-china/anytime/no-return?sortBy=price Is it a bug? Or is a ...Jump to post
Really? Please share your experiences. Thanks I would flip the question around. Please share your experiences or why you think AA is more premium than United. Simply because of the free food on domestic flights? Hey, I fly AA probably 80% of the time and they get me from point A to point B; however...Jump to post
So the NG is higher vs the ground than the classic? Interesting. Still nowhere near enough to accommodate the Max engines. Why would the NG need the MAX engines? The MAX accommodates the MAX engines, so there is no issue there. Of course the NG doesn't need the Max engines. I just wondered if the l...Jump to post
But when designing the NG, with the need to fit bigger engines and airstairs being discontinued because of weight, why didn't Boeing lengthen a bit the main gear by moving it 15-20cm outboard of each wing. That's exactly what they did. The NG main gear is located 24.5cm outboard relative to the ear...Jump to post
So have the weights actually increased? Passengers have got fatter over the pandemic? Or is this purely the extra weight of the extra fuel that's required to be loaded based on the passenger weights, if so then can it really have that much impact tankering a bit of extra fuel? Even the 50seat plane...Jump to post
The -10 is not 'well over a decade' old. It's the latest and newest version of the 787 family and extremely efficient. It just came out not too long ago. There have been incremental enhancements over the years, like there are with any plane. Simply put, there is no reason to do a 'full scale makeove...Jump to post
I don’t think so. EK has the money pit of government funding, and thus will be able to always undercut any fares an American carrier puts on sale. Except that isn’t how it works. You are spreading a complete falsehood and fabrication. Why don’t you tell us all how it works then, instead of just usi...Jump to post
MaxTrimm wrote:I don’t think so. EK has the money pit of government funding, and thus will be able to always undercut any fares an American carrier puts on sale.
United857 wrote:The DL A321s don't have aux tanks installed, unlike the AA ones that have two of them installed to allow transcontinental ops. Without them, the A321 range would be at around just 4 hours.
I noted the following from the Reuters report. While the jet had been expected to go to Satys, which is repainting other jets for the 2022 tournament, it ended up on the forecourt of Airbus amid a standoff over who was to blame for exposing metal mesh on the aircraft's skin , they said. https://www...Jump to post
It is very likely it will be painted in the current Kennedy era livery. It also looks like Boeing wants to change the contract to get the govt to cough up an additional $500 million dollars. What if they refused and insisted Boeing cover any cost overruns ? No idea what happens if the government re...Jump to post
Unfortunately, it looks like the new Air Force One planes (x2) will be delayed about a year and now enter serve in 2025. I can't wait to see these beauties take to the skies.
https://www.newsmax.com/us/boeing-air-f ... d/1024499/
It looks like Southwest (WN) has 'exercised' an additional 34 737 MAX aircraft. These options will be for the -7MAX.
Love it and I'm very happy to hear it.
https://www.cnbc.com/2021/06/08/southwe ... plane.html
I think business/corporate travel in the United States starts to really shoot up here any week now. After California reopens on the 16th I believe, that leaves only a small quantity of states with any restrictions remaining. Most states have fully reopened, and the case trends continue to move down...Jump to post
While I doubt it, I'd sure like to be proven wrong. I'd really like to see 1 or 2 of the US3 fly nonstop to DXB (and Doha/Abu Dhabi for that matter).Jump to post
GalaxyFlyer wrote:Can’t have two driver’s licenses and most rental car companies have your filed credit card info.
Thanks for the video. So it is just extending on rotation. Correct, but should have a pretty significant impact (in a good way) on takeoff performance. No, it will never be a 757, but it should be drastically improved over what the -10MAX performance would have been like had they not done the gear ...Jump to post
Anecdotally, United is now able to fly the 737-9MAX out of OGG to the west coast off of a 7,000 ft runway. I know it’s not an apples to apples comparison (i.e. it’s often windy in Maui), but it shows you that even the -9MAX is able to do things that the -900/-900ER were not. With the new gear, I wou...Jump to post
The MAX 10 could not. Based on what? The aircraft hasn't even completed testing, and yet you're already making definitive statements on what it can and cannot do....? . MAX 10 needs 8202 ft for takeoff and 5577 feet for landing -- John Wayne and Midway don't cut it -- apparently neither does LaGuar...Jump to post
https://www.swamedia.com/releases/southwest-airlines-adds-100-firm-orders-for-the-boeing-737-max-7?lang=en-US So, these were the plans, as of the last order. Interestingly, we have not yet discussed upgauging MAX 7s and 8s, further to 9s and/or 10s. A move in that direction might also assist in red...Jump to post
Just uploaded for my wife and I. Pretty sure it's pointless and useless, but nevertheless, I did it.Jump to post
https://simpleflying.com/southwest-transit-passengers/ 1. Denver 2, Baltimore 3. Chicago Midway 4, Dallas Love 5, Las Vegas 6. Houston Hobby 7. Phoenix 8. Nashville 9. Atlanta 10. St Louis Ran across a relatively informative article on Simple Flying (yes, I know) that has some other interesting sta...Jump to post
I don’t have an opinion one way or the other on the new size, but the one thing that absolutely bugs me is not putting the appropriate spacing between Air and France. It’s two separate words, but the way it’s written makes it look like it’s all one word. Such a shame and doesn’t look professional.Jump to post
Absolutely not. I do not wear them now here, there nor anywhere I go and never have. Like others, I got the china plague, my immune system did its job like it does with any other virus, fought it off and on I go. That's the case with nearly everyone. I went to Central Market this weekend and the guy...Jump to post
I am not sure if this has already been discussed in the other threads, but just posting it here. I just noticed yesterday, the Qatar is operating twice daily to DFW. Its interesting to see that the new service arrives at DFW in the morning and wont depart until late evening. Trying to understand, w...Jump to post
The best way forward for Boeing would be to de-list their stock, getting out of the grips of short-sighted Wall Street vultures and their perpetual desire for ever improving quarterlies. Secondly they need to recognise that they're an engineering company first, second and last. Their mission should...Jump to post
Issues here as well. Many shipments give a delivery day, then move to pending for a day or two and end up being delivered 1-2 days late, typically.
I had a pool pump that was supposed to be delivered Monday and it got delivered today.
I’m located in the DFW Metroplex.
Can someone explain to me why they’d use 31R for takeoff over 31L when ‘Left’ is slightly (300 ft) longer? 31L go arounds can easily be turned west to de-conflict with 31R departures (of which two headings were used). In the other scenario, turning a 31R arrival east into DAL doesn't work well for ...Jump to post
Can someone explain to me why they’d use 31R for takeoff over 31L when ‘Left’ is slightly (300 ft) longer?Jump to post
Does PHL ever allow landings on runway 8? It looks like the approach goes right over the terminals. No. It is a unidirectional runway. Landings on 26 and takeoffs on 8. All good until a private jet over runs and blocks 17/35 when a passenger jet is taking off or landing. It doesn’t work like that, ...Jump to post
Unsafe flying over for people in the terminal. It can be disastrous if take off or landing crash error stall or microburst or engine stall to kill people in the terminal at least 500 fatal do you want to get lawsuit high insurance fee rate for this? No! Better than nothing! Q What? Please proofread...Jump to post
As someone who regularly flew Norwegian on TATL routes & having flown NZ to Florida, I think NZ would be brilliant to try TATL late night departures out of FLL or MCO. With the void left by NLH’s demise, an MCO/FLL hop to LGW/BCN/CDG/FCO would be a major success. It would have an advantage Norw...Jump to post
The trAAin was unique for sure but the Skylink is far more useful and efficient. I know what you mean about the dual AA/DL hub with BN in the mix prior to that. I always liked the dynamic of the dual hubs we saw in years past (EA/DL in ATL, CO/UA in DEN, PA/EA in MIA, TW/OZ in STL, etc). It seems t...Jump to post
Booked flights: April IAH-BNA E175 and BNA-IAH CRJ7 April IAH-SJD A320 and SJD-IAH A320 Tentative: End of February/first part of March IAH-STL E175 and STL-IAH E175 Though all of these trips are in serious danger of not happening due to friggin COVID. Why? We went to Cabo in September with no issue...Jump to post
United does not have an aircraft that can make it from South Africa to Chicago. Yes it does: 787-9. Meanwhile, it is a fact that Delta doesn't have the aircraft to fly nonstop from JNB to ATL. No, it doesn’t. ORD is about 700 miles (about an hour and a half) further than EWR. Unless they significan...Jump to post
Delta could fly JFK to Johannesburg, New York doesn't have as many connections and more competition. From Atlanta they connect to 100 cities and have shown it can be done for a decade so why change what works ? USA to South Africa is a niche market, Delta has been the only airline recently flying t...Jump to post
When above 30,000 feet, travelling at over 500kts, I prefer to stay inside the aircraft (bit cold outside!) So I never need to worry about outside noise. Sent from my SM-G930F using Tapatalk Interior sound levels have little to do with engine location and much to do with sound insulation design and...Jump to post
The new gear slightly improves takeoff performance. I believe if, not when. I would consider DL, a large -900 operator, high on the "talk to that customer" list as well as AS, AA, UA, IAG, and SpiceJet. You make a good point, I was only considering MAX 9 U.S. operators but it is way bigge...Jump to post
AF022 wrote:Maybe i missed this, but aren't they changing it to ATL-JNB-CPT-ATL to avoid JNB high and hot departure back to ATL?
Their timing was bad for the launch (virus) and the 737 is a horrible aircraft to ride in for more than a couple of hours. Because Southwest is the only carrier flying a 737 to Hawaii. Totally, give me a break, this place hates WN. OK, you get a break. Lots of carriers fly 737s to Hawaii. Lots of c...Jump to post
Would not be surprising to see WN close Hawaii altogether. It was one lowest RASM operation in the network pre-Covid. Simply isn’t going to happen, when they have been exceeding expectations. There is some sadistic desire to see WN fail at Hawaii on Anet. Yes, they do and I can’t understand why. It...Jump to post