Amazing flying by these pilots, those engines sounded quite moribund based on watching the video.Jump to post
jayunited wrote:AV8AJET wrote:They should have installed a forward lav!
Wouldn't that require a redesign by the manufacture?
Very nice! I flew a lot with TWA domestically, so it's nice to see what the international service was like. Thank you for this trip report.Jump to post
I really want to fly Turkish now, thank you for the TR!Jump to post
Wonderful report! Neat that there are those slim European cars being pulled by those square, burly F40PHs!Jump to post
Most importantly, condolences to those who died.
It's a rough few weeks for aviation. I shall eagerly as the cause is investigated.
Runway conditions 3/3/3 Great point! Marginal, at best. The full NOTAM also indicates 1/4 inch dry snow, so that is something to think on as well. Me thinks N14171 is probably done. Unless it isn't. We shall see what the insurance says. For the pedantic folk like me: 03/028 - RWY 01 FICON 3/3/3 100...Jump to post
Man, it's been a long time since we we've had a commercial, domestic air crash with fatalities, and it's sad we ended that streak today. Many condolences to the families and friends. At least its not a passenger flight Does it matter what type of flight it was? Lives were lost. A death is a death i...Jump to post
I, too, have booked the R/T of AA2330. It arrives a few minutes before the MSY flight, but I get more time on the Mad Dog. That's always a plus!Jump to post
https://flightaware.com/live/flight/SKW ... /KDEN/KCOS
Looks like they couldn't get into ABQ and made a beeline for COS.
ABQ is quite poopy right now. To writ:
KABQ 230152Z 03008KT 1/2SM SN FZFG VV005 M01/M01 A2979 RMK AO2 SLP094 MTNS OBSC NE-SE SNINCR 2/2 P0013 T10061006
I am thinking of MKE as well. I want as much JT8D noise as possible. Need to get one last ride on an old friend from childhood!Jump to post
You know I love those XXX-FAR/GFK reports haha
I'm always fascinated by those, having done it so much! Nice pics and report as always!
Also, try maneuvering around farm equipment when you're Northbound on ND18. Strange for a city mouse like me.
Add another to the pile: American 671, which diverted from LAS to LSV (Nellis AFB): https://flightaware.com/live/flight/N540UW/history/20190216/2329Z/KLSV/KLAS Guess going around and needing to fight those nasty upper level winds did them no favors! Would have loved to be on that flight! I have VGT ...Jump to post
Looks like the three digit tail number days on new airplanes are a thing of the past now. From here on out it will be the following N8701-N88** (737-8MAX) N7201-N7230 (737-7MAX) All of the -800s have four digit tail numbers (8301-8329, 8501-8699) as do most of the second-hand -700s (7811-7859). Clo...Jump to post
It's appropriate to use a (heavily modified) callback from The Rocky Horror Picture Show here: "Same plane, different config, cheap company". Even down an FA, I bet the CASM is gonna jump on that sucker. I just don't see this as being a permanent. It reminds me of the CRJ-440's that NWA Ai...Jump to post
I, for one, am excited for our new Airline Overlords! loljk
Wish the best for Southwest on this one-they've been trying to get this done for years!
Very well written - thanks for sharing!! It will be a while before I will be able to get on a 787; however, reports such as yours remind me that they will be around for a long time, and in the meantime I can say it looks wonderful. Ironically enough, my first 787 will probably be United! Many thank...Jump to post
Great report!! Beautiful aircraft, well done United. It's also really nice to see all of the effort UA put into this to make it special for its passengers. It's as much, if not more, than was done for the induction of the first 788. Thank you much, I was quite pleased to see all that rolled out for...Jump to post
Background It seems that of all the things on an avgeek’s list, the launching of a new aircraft type is one of the many items on a bucket list that need to be checked off. There are other list items: new routes, aircraft type retirements, and special flights. Having completely missed the boat on th...Jump to post
Ah, the good 'ol MSP-GFK run.
I did it last Wednesday (12/12/18) it was super low, and our CRJ-700 was the only plane to make it in all day! None of the CRJ+200s could, but my old friend from my Aspen days made it in!
What a wonderfully comprehensive report! Loved the variety of airlines you've flown on and I'm now very hungry!Jump to post
I like how connections in MSP are either 40 minutes or three hours. Personal preference is the latter, mainly because availing oneself of the Observation Deck is a must when connecting.
Fascinating report on the JFK congo line!
Man, this is nutty! I hope they get down safely! Would like to hear the cause behind this one.Jump to post
ual763 wrote:Isn’t there supposed to be a supervisor on duty in the cab at all times too?
In a certainly interesting development on the Air Traffic Control front, it seems that two days ago, a controller at LAS was having some sort of a bad night. You can hear the audio by clicking at here for the LiveATC archive. Having worked the mid myself, I can understand being quite tired, however ...Jump to post
What a great job by the pilots! Calm and focused. Can someone explain "ceiling" and RVR for those not technically in the know? "Ceiling" means the height of the cloud base (the altitude of the base of the lowest clouds), or in the case of fog, the height at which you can start s...Jump to post
Am liking the re-done 767's! Better late than never to improve the experience. Thanks for the report!Jump to post
Man, UA really hasn't recovered from the Glenn and Jeff days. I will hope that Oscar can turn it around, but when morale is in the dumps and it causes the cranky employees, it's a mark that unfortunately lasts for a while. It only took 3 replies to blame management. I see the ability to count to th...Jump to post
Man, UA really hasn't recovered from the Glenn and Jeff days.
I will hope that Oscar can turn it around, but when morale is in the dumps and it causes the cranky employees, it's a mark that unfortunately lasts for a while.
I got my PPL in Las Vegas, and did a big portion of the check ride in Red Rock Canyon to the west of town. You will probably have to deal with some turbulence (did mine I August, so lots of heat cycle turbulence), from the mountains, so keeping within the limits of a manuver took a lot of constant a...Jump to post
In short, it's a questionnaire designed to ask questions that technically are permissible, in order to determine information that it is illegal to ask directly in screening: what's your race or ethnic background. Umm, what? This is specifically *required* to be asked by law, and is on the standard ...Jump to post
Glad I wasn't at work tonight (ATC at Potomac). I would have ended up working a lot of those BWI diverts, and depending on where the IAD came in from, we would have worked them through the airspace. I'm right there with you. ZDC probably isn't a fun place tonight. Things were at least as ugly yeste...Jump to post
What engines do these have? Maybe UA might have an interest in them. Er, wrong thread maybe? What has this got to do with AS? The A320 series that Alaska got as part of the Virgin America takeover use the same engines as United uses. He was hinting that UA could be interested in taking the old Virg...Jump to post
Cool TR! I do like the train from there when it is on time (rarely, when I was there). I once went from LAS to GFK by way of a new AS 738 to PDX thence the "Baby" Empire Builder (28) from PDX to GFK. The Colombia river gorge is beautiful, and in March, the lighting was perfect! You should ...Jump to post
UA IAD-ROA APR 3>2.0 MAY 3>2 Can't help but wonder if that's because of Amtrak's new service eating away at the O&D* on that route? Seems like more of a connecting frequency than O&D now. *Yes, I know IAD is ~30miles from DC, and I'd be that kind of person to take a flight like that if it w...Jump to post
SOC is on January 11th. If you want the finer points as to how the cutover will work, take a gander at GENOT 17/44 (it's a PDF File) . Evidently, 10z (or 5am EST, 4am CST, 3am MST, 2am PST) is when anything not lunched with the "REDWOOD" (VRD) callsign will be become "ALASKA" (A...Jump to post
From the ATCSCC site: ATL AIRPORT POWER OUTAGE CONTINUES AND THE GROUND STOP IS EXTENDED. CARGO OPERATORS DESTINED TO THE ATL NORTH AND SOUTH CARGO AREAS, AND GENERAL AVIATION TRAFFIC DESTINED TO THE SIGNATURE RAMP ARE EXEMPT FROM THE GROUND STOP. THERE IS STILL NO INDICATION AS TO WHEN POWER MAY BE...Jump to post
Cool, now I have another reason at scoffing for taking all my large, bulky electronics out my bags for no reason!Jump to post