So much for Cruz's "we want to make BA a premium airline again".
I really can't see how this will speed up the boarding process, if people sat at opposite end of economy are boarding at the same time...
There are, but the readings from the static ports on the fuselage differ slightly from the actual atmospheric pressure since they are in the boundary layer of the fuselage (or the fuselage own's wake if you will). Comparing trailing cone measurements to those of the aircraft's sensors, engineers can...Jump to post
The engineering name is "trailing cone", and it's used to measure the atmospheric "static" pressure, which is used for data analysis of the aircraft's performance. After take off, the cable is extended to about 1.5 times the wingspan, to keep clear of the aircraft's wake. The con...Jump to post
To get an idea of how your calculations compare to reality, SQ's utilisation rate is of about 14.5 hours/day/frame, from insider source. You -- or anyone for that matter -- can readily calculate the utilization rate for the program above, for the week of 1 May. The total block times for the week di...Jump to post
to compare with other operators Another case for comparison, that of SQ: For the week of May 1, the program is 1234567 SQ 345 ZRH 11:45 - 05:55+SIN => SQ 802 SIN 08:40 - 14:40 PEK 1234567 SQ 403 DEL 21:55 - 06:10+SIN => SQ 860 SIN 08:40 - 12:40 HKG 1234567 SQ 335 CDG 12:00 - 06:50+SIN => SQ 308 SIN...Jump to post
Ethiopian's newer A350s have a bump in the aft of the roof, while the first one ET-ATQ doesn't. What's this used for? This is typically the WiFi antenna Actually it is the radome for the satellite antenna. The Wifi antennas are inside of the aircraft. What I meant by metonymy, but thank you for cla...Jump to post
Here's one thought though: I'm a regular on the LGW-BOD BA flight. One of the reasons for taking BA being that I know I won't have to take my wallet out after paying for the flight. Why would I spend more on a BA flight when EasyJet basically offers the same level of service? While this is my person...Jump to post