Not a pilot, but I certainly remember the smoking and non smoking sections. Also reminds me of restaurants when you walked in, the hostess would ask smoking or non smoking?
Seems crazy to think we ever thought smoking in a sealed tube 35,000 ft in the air was a good idea.
I am also having a hard time visualizing how this is beneficial. What is the point of dispatching a drone from the top of a truck that's likely parked right in proximity to the delivery site?Jump to post
Although it might be considered intrusive and slow down the process, airlines could implement a scale each passenger steps on as they scan their tickets. The computer could then map the weight associated with each seat position and automate total weight and CG calculations. I assume something like t...Jump to post
Any smart CEO would be looking at alternatives and have a back up plan. Never hinge your business on one supplier, it is a recipe for failure.Jump to post
Definitely seems more prevalent on Airbus, but I have read reports on both major manufacturers. Certainly not limited to any particular carrier. One journalist has dedicated some real time and effort to look into fume events. And there is at least one member on this forum that claims these are a non...Jump to post
In public, my wife breast feeds our son with a light cover. Folds up easily and stays in the diaper bag when not in use. We have been on 4 flights in the past month. She was in the window seat. I was in the center seat. Most people on the plane didn't even know there was a baby there. I agree though...Jump to post
n6238p, that was a nice read, thanks. Another of a million points I have't seen mentioned is a medical emergency. How will a self flying plane know about a passenger medical emergency? Going to leave it to the passengers to hit the big red emergency button and make a costly diversion? Fully automat...Jump to post
n6238p, that was a nice read, thanks. Another of a million points I have't seen mentioned is a medical emergency. How will a self flying plane know about a passenger medical emergency? Going to leave it to the passengers to hit the big red emergency button and make a costly diversion? Technology is ...Jump to post
The logistics are insanely complicated and frankly not even safe to consider. A single pilot onboard to provide minimal inputs and react as needed, I could buy that. But fully unmanned, not a chance. You think aircraft will taxi themselves? Provide take off and landing clearance themselves? Take alt...Jump to post
Although we live in a world with very advanced technology, airplanes are not ready to fly unmanned. Remember, an unmanned airplane is only as perfect as it's human designers, and the most recent accidents have proven that we have a lot further to go in terms of programming, automation, and safety. H...Jump to post
Also, Boeing wants/needs to know the actual cause as well. Doctoring data to reduce liability for this accident does nothing for them if there is a design flaw. If they keep selling a model with a fundamental flaw, there will be more crashes and the 737 MAX will have all orders cancelled and the pr...Jump to post
Just my perspective, though. I have no doubt at all that Boeing did absolutely everything they could and stand behind the MAX and the other aircraft they have produced. Things come up though, sometimes as a result of loss of life unfortunately, in order for the issue to become visible and the prope...Jump to post
Generally speaking, the two AOA sensors were likely in the same physical positions on the exterior of the plane, and according to the curves, physically reacting in the same manner. There is an obvious offset in the two curves, meaning the sensor output or interpretation likely differed electronica...Jump to post
Generally speaking, the two AOA sensors were likely in the same physical positions on the exterior of the plane, and according to the curves, physically reacting in the same manner. There is an obvious offset in the two curves, meaning the sensor output or interpretation likely differed electronical...Jump to post
I really like Boeing, but this is some egg on their face if it's playing out the way it appears to be. I work in a technical manufacturing environment and know on a small scale how many internal arguments can occur about how a product should be configured, revised, etc. Admitting to end customers th...Jump to post
Some reports coming in that Chinese pilots saw excessive AoA on 737MAX on a more or less regular basis: https://www.washingtonpost.com/world/asia_pacific/chinas-ban-on-the-boeing-737-max-inspires-others-and-ramps-up-pressure-on-the-faa/2019/03/12/4d4bf2b0-44a3-11e9-90f0-0ccfeec87a61_story.html?utm_...Jump to post
Ground an airplane is a big deal. Most likely someone knows something that is not public. These decisions don't come lightly. If they were to release a public comment saying there was a design flaw related to these accidents, it would cause more problems than they already have. The media is already ...Jump to post
Amateur opinion here. The MAX planes are more high tech than the last variant. The pilots and maintenance may or may not be up to speed. It could be a problem with the plane, it could be a problem with the airline. It could be a combination of both. Regardless of the root cause, Boeing has to quickl...Jump to post
Holy cow. There is no official report yet released for the Lionair crash. People typing up stuff on here like it's a final conclusion are not doing anyone any favors.Jump to post
Given what we know right now, folks choosing to avoid the max is totally justified. "What we know"? We don't know anything, all we have is speculative information. What we know is that two brand new max variant planes crashed into the ground and killed everyone on board. And we don't have...Jump to post
I didn't even think it was possible to take off without flaps. Pretty much always thought they would get a takeoff config fault. For sure, the cause of Lionair and this new incident need to be investigated in an expedited manner.Jump to post
Well I'm with the other "over reactors" when I say I won't be riding on a max any time soon. In our modern world of high technology and safe air travel, there is serious doubt as to the design of this aircraft. It is far too coincidental to have two crashes on two brand new aircraft this c...Jump to post
As a side note, a cruise ship was in the news yesterday for experiencing a sudden and unexpected 115mph wind gust which caused a severe list. I know it goes against logic of this aircraft's stability and performance characteristics, but I still would not be surprised to learn that some sudden and/or...Jump to post
Nothing wrong with being well dressed. It gives a person confidence and self value. Which is projected into the work environment.
asuflyer is right, there are lots of cultural and labor law differences which result in a different appearances of uniform and job presentation.
enilria wrote:Am I crazy or is that one of the most unclearly caused crashes over land in like decades? Usually there is a thread from the first day that ends up being close to the cause, but I see nothing here.
Also, the comments on that YouTube video make this thread seem like it’s full of Nobel laureates by comparison. This is my favorite: There’s the problem, origin is Miami. Ghetto airport. Probably most safety related hardware has been stolen and resold. Probably most maintenance people can’t speak o...Jump to post
I'm in "the pilot did it" camp. Only because I have read so many reasons why the other large theories could not be possible. But I can not fathom how he could have handled the co-pilot and all the passengers. I also find it hard to believe he could have pulled it all off with such little t...Jump to post
People are quick to blame the pilots. I am not a pilot, but I am an atmospheric scientist. Becasue of The Rock, if the ground speed of the plane was somewhere between 150 and 350 km/hr this could have been Kármán Vortex Shedding. I dont know how planes are designed and pilots are trained to avoid t...Jump to post
Don't know the answer to your question, but I have a friend that works or B6. His comments are that the E190's have constant issues. Especially in the electronics. Reboot, reset, re-program, etc. etc. I know a couple B6 FAs that are on the 190. They refer to it as the E-180 due to the numerous soft...Jump to post
Nothing. Just wondering about the full flow of this and that, zero evidence, no facts. all trashed around. Gist: 767 best plane ever What a downer. Well I agree. Despite all the chatter in these threads, I think most people here are enthusiast and a technical minded group. Everyone wants to know th...Jump to post
Count me in for someone who does not care for WN's boarding. It seems like a budgetary decision for them. Less complexity and agents required, so save operating cost. All disguised with marketing like "It's fun", "Choose your own seat!" etc. How about being an unfortunate late bo...Jump to post
Since everyone is guessing at this point, I will throw mine in. Sudden vertical windshear in which they couldn't recover. Everyone says the weather "wasn't that bad", but there could have been an isolated and sudden intense windshear. It would explain why there was no distress call. Althou...Jump to post
That is pretty insane looking. I'm surprised there was not more passenger chatter in the cabin video.Jump to post
I do not see LH winning this, but what do I know. In my opinion, you have paid up front for a service and have no obligation to show up for that service. I don't see how this would be any different than a no show on the first leg of the flight. What if you get sick, family emergency, change of plans...Jump to post
I guess I could see how this could spawn some awkward (and possibly unwanted) interactions with your fellow passenger. It's a touch weird from a corporate level. I'd stick with plain napkins and allow passengers to talk among themselves.Jump to post
Not much here, but I do remember when FLL was really a "second tier" airport. The growth the past 20-years has been impressive. The days where Delta was by far the largest airline with a bit of a focus city there. Delta really cut back in destinations it seems. But with the expansion of S...Jump to post
They have size restrictions on roller coasters and other rides at amusement parks. I think it's time for airlines to enforce size restrictions for passengers. I thought they did, but it doesn't seem so in this case.Jump to post
Not judging you, but since you posted this, do you think the "elderly lady on a wheelchair" that was abandoned on AA gate was her own fault as well? That story was shown to be not what it originally seemed. https://nypost.com/2018/12/04/american-airlines-video-proves-wheelchair-bound-pass...Jump to post
I'm an American and I don't care for the concept of tipping. It's a cheap profit grab that doesn't always make it back to the employees that even deserved the tip in the first place. And the trend is ever increasing prices with pressure to tip more and more percentage. Remember when 10-15% was a goo...Jump to post