I think it's rather telling that a great deal of the support for this livery seems to be based not on its aesthetic merits but rather on the fact that it looks "less Continental". In my mind it's a major step backwards. Billboard titles can work but they need to be larger - this design is ...Jump to post
So was Pan Am's 21 since the initial 747-100s were the 747-121? For the benefit of people who can't be bothered to read the whole thread before posting: Read about it here https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_Boeing_customer_codes We don't really need to go down this rabbit hole again, there are p...Jump to post
For the benefit of people who can't follow links: Unique, fixed customer codes were used by Boeing Commercial Airplanes to denote the original customer for airframes produced as part of Boeing's 7x7 family of commercial aircraft between 1956, with the introduction of the 707, and 2016. ... In 2016, ...Jump to post
So what you are saying is that they were delivered as non ER's, and then converted to a ER spec. ER and ETOPS are not the same. ER (and LR, for the 772) is Boeing's way of indicating e xtended r ange (co-inciding with higher MTOW), but it has nothing to do with where that range takes it. It is poss...Jump to post
x1234 wrote:I find it interesting that they also don't fly to Vientiane Laos (VTE).
The other prefixes they use are D-AExx for the (Cityline) Embraer fleet which could technically be expanded to 676 frames, just as the D-ACxx Cityline CRJ fleet. Looking back, the fleets of Augsburg Airways and Contact Air, who did most flying for Lufthansa, also followed that scheme with D-ADxx fo...Jump to post
Guys, if y’all look at the top of the reference image, it seems like the title of it starts with “CON.” I have a feeling this is stock footage when Continental first started painting their aircraft. Plus, I can see a hint of yellow on the tail fin. It could also be CONFIDENTIAL, as another poster h...Jump to post
It did NOT require power to open, though it was electrically powered. Ah, sorry mate, I misunderstood you - yeah the doors could be manually operated, but the air tank was there to blow it open in an emergency. By contrast, the 767's doors used the counterweight both for manual ops and emergencies.Jump to post
I can't help but get the impression that had UA adopted Rising Blue post-merger all we'd be reading here would be endless "bring back the globe!" :roll: Why would they petition to bring back CO’s logo? " had UA adopted Rising Blue post-merger all we'd be reading here would be endless...Jump to post
Actually, the door is "unplugged" manually by the action of using the Emergency Open handle, after which the air is discharged. If by some freak chance the aircraft was still pressurised, it wouldn't be possible for the person operating the handle to overcome the difference. You may be int...Jump to post
Galvan316 wrote:Why do people have some kind of perverse psychological emotional attachment to the Tulip?
... is this done by electrical power? If so, what happens in a crash situation where power is lost? the door can be opened and closed manually with or without power as they are counterweighted. This has been covered a here a few times in the past, but in short - yes, in normal operation the door is...Jump to post
Does anyone have more news about the VOA granted to 60ish countries including the 28-European Union state, the Portuguese-speaking countries bloc along with Argentina, Canada, Chile and the US? It's not visa-on-arrival in the strictest sense - it requires electronic pre-authorisation beforehand. ht...Jump to post
Also, I think the states only regulates the first letter of the reg right? Because AB used to have D-ABxx on their fleets, regardless of the aircraft type. As already posted - yes, the final three characters of the mark have no regulated meaning for the German civil register. Except that German reg...Jump to post
I always thought it was similar with the 3 letters registration format (first letter shows the airline, second letter represents the type, and third one is individual ID). How true this is ? This means that LH will have only 26 aircrafts of a certain type??? Except that German registration marks us...Jump to post
Wonder if a LCC would be able to run 4/4 single aisle on something like that for high density? Not if it needs to comply with US law: 14 CFR § 25.817 - Maximum number of seats abreast On airplanes having only one passenger aisle, no more than three seats abreast may be placed on each side of the ai...Jump to post
northstardc4m wrote:Right now N703KW and N706KW are doing the flights, both ex-QF 767-336ERs (RB.211 powered)
If EIN or AMS are capped at x number of movements, why don't they (aviation authorities) raise that number to accomodate demand? Further to LJ's explanation, the caps are in place precisely to prevent demand-led growth - otherwise there'd be no need for caps and movements would simply top-out at th...Jump to post
I don't get why it's so offensive; the person in front of you reclines a paltry inch or two, you can recline the same paltry amount and you have the same amount of space, just at a slightly different angle. First there was trickle-down economics, now there's trickle-down discomfort! Say your neighb...Jump to post
CURRENT IATA ICAO NAME 07 ORG Orenavia (RU) 0B BMS Blue Air (RO) 0J PJZ Premium Jet (CH) 0Q HYD Hydro-Quebec (CA) A0 ANC Avian Lineas Aereas dba Avianca Argentina (AR) B0 DJT DreamJet dba La Compagnie (FR) C0 VCY One Caribbean (VC) D0 DHK DHL Air Limited (UK) F0 FJR Solitaire Air dba Fly Jordan (JO...Jump to post
Requiring customers to bring their own device doesn't get around the obsolescence problem Except that it makes it much easier to get around, because replacing the media server and wireless access point is a hell of a lot easier than scores of at-seat controllers and potentially hundreds of screens ...Jump to post
Outdated how, exactly? Simple: you install a wonderful fancy-pants top-of-the-line seatback IFE system tomorrow. Ten - or maybe even five - years later and it's like a black-and-white 15" CRT compared to the 50" OLED LCD 3D VR systems that have become the new top-of-the-line. Whereas if y...Jump to post
Why get rid of seatback TV screens, Channel 9, and in-flight audio systems? To save money. Not offering in-seat IFE reduces weight, reduces maintenance requirements (both planned and unplanned), and eliminates the problem of the in-seat system becoming outdated. It's a trend being seen for the most...Jump to post
Amusingly, there are two main approaches to avoiding this in future: * Modernised GPS uses a 13-bit week counter, allowing for just shy of 158 years between roll-overs. Galileo and Beidou are similar. * GLONASS rolls-over every four years, in the assumption that something that happens so frequently ...Jump to post
I thought it was interesting that the A319 does not have a no-smoking sign with the buckle-up sign and wi-fi sign. Instead there is a sticker above the tray table. Maybe this is because you can smoke on certain A319 flights ROW, but it was still interesting to me. It's actually because you can smok...Jump to post
Fantastic! Really love the look of the dome car... definitely have to try to score a ride in one. Neat that there are those slim European cars being pulled by those square, burly F40PHs! British loading gauge is even smaller than the standard used in Continental Europe, so compared to North American...Jump to post
Excellent read mate! Did a similar trip myself about a year ago, BA LHR-HKG on the 77W, CX HKG-MEL on the A359, then returning QF BNE-SIN A333 and BA SIN-LHR on the A388. I was greeted at the door by a steward who seemed a tad confused by my British Airways issued boarding pass. After careful inspec...Jump to post
I am looking for templates that I can download and modify Go to the websites of airlines operating the ERJ-170 and see if they offer downloadable versions? QF, for example, provide PDF seat maps for all their types but none of them are Embraers. I would, however, suggest you consider the copyright ...Jump to post
When they started doing it the reason given was a circa 200 kg weight saving, and the attendant fuel savings. However IIRC the costs of maintaining the polished finish started to add up faster than the fuel reduction, plus the fact that increasing use of composite materials in newer aircraft rules m...Jump to post
I don't get all the hate for the 767 on this thread. I mean, I know AA's examples were (are) very long in the tooth, and all; but coming from a website that has an absolute fascination with the 757... A sexual fetish I'd call it! I still find a tattered old 767 still waaaay more comfortable than th...Jump to post
Perception Of Professional Female Pilot ' s Survey I am a final year student and for my dissertation I've chosen a topic of perception ' s of female pilot ' s by females. I would like to ask you to complete my survey (if you are female only) Apostrophes are used to indicate possession or contractio...Jump to post
FlapsOne wrote:Takes me less time to get into Australia than it does the EU on many occasions.
Does Boeing take ownership of the fuselage before, or after the train trip? Aluminum is relatively easy to repair compared to composites, are there any large composite components shipped this way? I'm afraid I don't know the specifics on the transfer of ownership, sorry. As to composite components ...Jump to post
I'd suggest it might be because of the mainland Chinese government's unwillingness to allow state-owned carriers to serve both the PRC and the ROC. The workaround for this has generally been for the state-owned carrier to run a subsidiary carrier that looks ever so slightly different - KLM still ope...Jump to post
Shooting at railwaycars ? The fuselages are attached to flat bed railroad cars and transported in the open Thanks very much for the link - Yes I knew that> but seriously ... are people shooting at the trains and the fuselages passing by from time to time ?Yikes... In such a case I find it irrespons...Jump to post
Had this one served up to me once:
Note that I've got it sorted by earliest departure time, but even still...
(GC distance of 1470 mi compared to 292 direct :p )
As much as I would also like to see more Y trip reports, I can understand why they're not very common because exactly as said before... it's hard for them to be anything other than pretty dull unless the trip is particularly unusual, or something goes wrong. For my own example - if I was to write a ...Jump to post
It would be nice though if more airlines published seat maps that showed the actual window position, rather than having to rely on crowd-sourced reviews.
QF, for example, make it very easy: https://www.qantas.com/content/dam/qant ... -400ER.pdf
Railroads have also been split on this issue ... CSX and BNSF have chosen not to do heritage liveries. BNSF don't really need to - they've still got quite a number of locomotives circulating in their pre-merger BN and ATSF liveries more than twenty-two years later :P Most have had their logos updat...Jump to post
My boarding pass logged me with the 'seq no' of 79 (for a 772) & the flight was almost full. It is worth noting that your Sequence Number is nothing more than the order in which you completed check-in. Your seat may have been allocated hours, days, or even weeks before this, and you've no real ...Jump to post
I'm just curious how they handle it in such short connections like the ones at FRA, because I was impressed both times that my baggage arrived, too... I assume it's not going through any kind of baggage handling system, but it's transported straight from the inbound aircraft to the outbound? Is thi...Jump to post
fry530 wrote:Yeah but the code is NRT. That would reflect Narita, which the title of this thread is asking for airport codes specifically.
How about NRT? It’s branded as Tokyo - Narita, and it’s defintely a major gateway to Tokyo, but the code is obviously NRT and the airport is in the town of Narita. Well, official name of NRT is simply “Narita International Airport”, so technically it is not really branded as “Tokyo-Narita” official...Jump to post
Is there any reason why? I'm going to go out on a limb and say that I doubt this really factors into any airline's fleet planning. They'll pick the aircraft that best suits them at the time, and if all the other airlines in a country happen to pick the same aircraft, or if there are no other airlin...Jump to post