UA857 wrote:bourbon wrote:UA857 wrote:The 77L and A345 weren't launched until about 2002/2006.
The 777-200 and A340 were launched much earlier though...
But they 77E and A343 the same range as the 744.
UA857 wrote:TWA772LR wrote:I would go out on a limb and say airlines wanted 747 size with better fuel economy over longer range. Hence the 777 and A340 coming around.
The 77L and A345 weren't launched until about 2002/2006.
Flying at night rules. Traffic is easier to see, the air is calmer and the weather has usually died off... you can pick up trucker radio on your ADF. Relax and enjoy! What’s an ADF ?! :) Flying at night is very peaceful. I personally fly higher at night to give me more reaction time in the unlikely...Jump to post
More Western counties than you think are willing to approve it at the moment, NZ has had the green light that they could do it with there 777s if needed. There is no shortage of suitable freighters that can do the job safely, not to mention the large number of dedicated freighters in storage. The a...Jump to post
There has to be no way you are serious. It's not cheap or efficient to run a GPU/APU. It's not 2-3 days to get ready, there is no such modular system currently available that can be deployed within days. It'll probably take 6 months at best to design. I'd wager its cheaper to convert any building o...Jump to post
Parker served his purpose and it would have been logical to put Kirby in charge 3 years ago. Kirby either quit or was fired. I’m not clear AA had a backup plan, so they are (again!) a huge airline zombie in search of a plan. But I don’t know the details of what they could do. Is it possible the CFO...Jump to post
fanoftristars wrote:I thought the “Proudly All Boeing” had more to do with a nod to their hometown of Seattle and less to do with “buy American” type mentality.
I understand you are trying to paint a doom and gloom scenario but why would AA exit markets such as BCN (which they serve year round out of JFK unlike PHL), EZE, GRU, FCO (whose season they extended this year), CDG, MXP, and you want to cut even MiA and CLT? Come one now. Sent from my iPhone using...Jump to post
Only on this forum you'd read that the airline that runs a shuttle along with its JV partner between JFK and LHR, the most profitable route in the world, would consider exiting. I don't think AA will ever exit JFK. But I do see more cute in the future. There is no need for American Eagle at LGA. Mo...Jump to post
baje427 wrote:The Max has really thrown AA for a loop but as others have mentioned this demonstrates to the residents in Guyana that the route is not viewed as priority. With summer season over don't AA have slack with their 757's?
... 2. The Cowboys are pathetic ..... Yes, but there are many other pathetic franchises and they all have a realistic sense of where they are. This is what separates the Cowboys from the rest. They have not won anything in a couple of decades, yet both their owner and fans pretend they are Super Bo...Jump to post
When comparing the two Tokyo Airports to London Airports,
Haneda is more like London City, Narita is LHR, and KIX (or any other Japanese City) is LGW
Sustainable is most important step in our future development of every individual, company or government is responsible for important steps of lowering carbon footprint. That also means doing steps that people are unfortunately not fan of but represent important step towards carbon neutral environme...Jump to post
Two things here: (1) Good on DL for taking care of these folks. They do, as many have said, have (at least in my experience) more of a corporate culture designed to empower employees to go above and beyond. Not saying it doesn't happen at AA or UA, but DL stepped up in this case. (2) Before everyon...Jump to post
What can aa really do to turn around? I mean even if they can bring Ed Bastian or Scott Kirby in, would that turn things around at this point? Kirby is god awful. Keep him away from AA. Anyone that has ever been in the PHX C - Suite or Northwest that didn’t make the cut in the Delta Merger should n...Jump to post
left engine stalled first, then right hit too and become unstable take off https://youtu.be/MXoBc5Swov8 landing https://youtu.be/mkDXwUFRsBY On the "landing" video, is that the sound of the engine surging? Like a spooling up (with a buzz) and then spooling down sound? Miracle on the HuskinJump to post
American did a management reduction and layoffs last fall. Unfortunately they didn’t get rid of the top brass who actually think the ways of a poorly run 250 aircraft airline are the key to success of a 950 aircraft airline. Until the folks from PHX C-suite and their pre merger pals are out AA will...Jump to post
More employees getting paid less than their industry counterparts equates to higher costs and less productivity. If Delta had the same exact fleet size as AA they would still have less employees doing the same work yet pay them more and still have lower overall labor costs. Pay more and get higher q...Jump to post
A 2002-built 757 is always viewed as old/aging on this site, whereas a similar-aged 777, A330, 738, or A320 is never referred to as such. That's because the year of production is actually less important than the year of design. The 757 first flew in 1982 and as such it used the latest technology av...Jump to post
And Delta has done the same thing. https://mobile.reuters.com/article/amp/idUSL5N1FU50K It’s probably because Air Italy is owned by one of the ME3. https://airlinegeeks.com/2019/04/18/air-italy-sparks-new-controversy-in-us-middle-east-carriers-row/ Probably don’t have an loan/borrow agreement or fi...Jump to post
Yes it’s done and open It outsourcing as it’s not done by IAM/TWU members who are AA employees and have a Collective Bargaining Agreement. The work being done there counts towards the outsourcing formula. It is not outsourcing. It is work done by AA employees utilizing man power while an aircraft i...Jump to post
The Association’s response: “WASHINGTON, May 21, 2019— The TWU-IAM Association today issued the following statement in response to American Airlines’ request for an injunction against the Association: “It is unfortunate that American Airlines has chosen to abandon negotiating with its employees and...Jump to post
ScorpioMC3 wrote:Additionally, based on the giant illuminated "Airbus" sign in the Delta museum at ATL, I think it's safe to say Delta is likely to stick with Airbus for the foreseeable future.
One of the factors that isn't brought up as to this situation is how the partial USA government shut down for 35 days in Dec.2018-Jan 2019 over a few billion for a 'border wall' funding that Pres. Trump demanded, delayed Boeing from getting FAA/NTSB approval for the changes to the MCAS software for...Jump to post
In fact, at some carriers I've seen nonrev privileges gamified with full backing of the carrier. Who can rack up the most miles this weekend and not miss work on Monday? Winner gets lunch. Who can fly all equipment types in the fleet first this year? It's commonplace and often fully endorsed by the...Jump to post
Y’all know if this were an AA767 of the same vintage diverting this whole forum would be up in arms about how they need to go to the desert to chopped up immediately and AA is endangering the world population by continuing to fly them. Also Doug Parker should go to prison for not retiring them fast...Jump to post
It’s the end of half-term (school holidays) for many people in the UK. I reckon that there weren’t many available seats back to London and they had no choice but to put together an ad-hoc rescue flight. Not even via MAD, BCN or DUB? It is not ideal but easy for BA to sort out. If flights to MAD, BC...Jump to post
This is interesting, I was always told that many people try not to talk about depression or anxiety during their medical due to it being a disqualifying factor. In fact one of the major reasons I decided not to pursue being a pilot was fear that having had diagnosed depression in high school meant ...Jump to post
I could probably see JFK and IAD working out for them. I know UA tried IAD-BAH in 2011-12 and was dropped a few years later. I'm not sure how the LFs were on those flights since UA did use a 772 rather than a 787. from what I heard of an ex-UA agent in BAH loads were pretty healthy when they had mi...Jump to post
Did not read through all the replies here. But geez: Flying into JFK with this little fuel and this kind of weather is just bonkers. Sorry for stating the obvious in my opinion. And with this kind of failure and a clear weather minimum of 600' ceiling diverting to EWR with 400' and chances of impro...Jump to post
One WB costs $1M/per month for lease/finance+mx contracts+insurance. 10 grounded WBs mean 10MM/per month or $120MM/year wasted assets, not including loss of revenue. Someone care to explain how this is a well-run business. I am happy you don’t own an airline as it’s obvious you understand nothing a...Jump to post
My policy on flight attendants is to say please and thank you and let them do their jobs. This is what I do. But I feel embarrassed for the airline when you get that one FA who does not give service with a smile and acts bothered by the passenger. I know after a long day things get trying and its h...Jump to post
Is the new terminal supposed to be built where the cargo ramp is? Anyone know when it's supposed to open? No, not the cargo ramp. It’s the area where the USAF air base used to be (if you are familiar with that). If not, you can already see it in the picture above. It’s difficult to explain but I wi...Jump to post
Why does the 767 have a larger cargo door than the 777 and 787?
What is the reasoning behind that?
The only thing I could possibly find feasible is the larger door causing a decrease in the structural integrity of the fuselage on the longer aircraft.
All the 772's have had the old F removed. Some have the Zodiac J seat that the original 788's came with, many of the 772's have the B/E Aero Super Diamond which has received pretty decent reviews. The 772's and 773's are all also going through the Premium Eco Mods. The 773's are used on LAX-LHR/HKG,...Jump to post
[twoid][/twoid] I didn't even know AB flew to KEF. Slightly OT, if a flight declares an emergency does the airline have to pay the landing fees I. hat situation? Bringing your question back to ON TOPIC - If this Air Berlin plane had done an emergency diversion into Keflavik instead of a revenue flig...Jump to post
Agreed complete mismanagement from United. It's not about the policy it is about what 1,000,000s of customers are hearing about your brand RIGHT NOW. It is on BBC. It is on New York Times. Do ya think maybe it is time to deal with it... just maybe.... And it is not on your terms. Your terms don't m...Jump to post
Again, Whether borrowed or purchased, if Emirates walks out the door with the part it is NOT going back to DL in SEA. If the part has been installed on the aircraft it most certainly is NOT being removed by a mechanic in SEA. DL cannot tell a mechanic to remove a part from an aircraft that is not th...Jump to post
If Delta had simply said no, that's fair play. To install the part, then demand to yank it? That's pathetic. Which is a big part of why the story the way Emirates tells it is rather hard to believe. What legal authority does Delta have to demand the part be removed after it's been installed? Even i...Jump to post
I have two questions: 1). Since this happened in SEA with Boeing's HQ just down the road - why didn't they just get it directly from Boeing? 2). IF this is true about DL - it's completely immature. Please correct me if I'm wrong - but as far as I'm aware DL has no 777 flights ex-SEA currently, so e...Jump to post
Read the entire Wikipedia article that you cited. We already covered that above. The NYT didn't mention it, which was a glaring oversight. So, what will be her merger policy you think? Hopefully anti-merger. There have been far too many mergers already, and aside from the ULCCs, customers are getti...Jump to post
The UA 747's are unlikely to find other operators and will likely be scrapped. They've not been well looked after since the early 2000's when UA went into a long bankruptcy process that preceded its merger with CO. The airline spent millions improving their reliability in 2013 but the fleet also ne...Jump to post
hahaha all I can do is laugh at some people... If you don't work for DL, why do you care? It's funny that DL employees don't have a problem but the ones on the sideline do..DL is an amazing company to work for. Does UA or AA allow you unlimited free flights up in J or F if space available? Or is th...Jump to post
Except for the smoke hood (may be good advice, but somewhat impractical), and leather (leather pants, on a plane? I'm not a singer from the Village People), those are good points. Indeed, even as an airline mechanic, I always read the safety card... not because there's any new information for me to...Jump to post
You will NOT get an FAA medical if you list that you take or have ever taken Aderall/Vyvanse/Ritalin/Concerta. Definitely be off the medicine (if you take any) permanently before you get an FAA medical. The FAA Medical will check for color blindness and diabetes for the most part and they will also ...Jump to post