The new wing proved to be more tricky to integrate. There were teething troubles with engine icing and flutter. Looking back building on the -400 for some more years would have been the better choice. The 747-8 did not pair well with the 787 again with operators like the 767 and the 747-400 had don...Jump to post
This all seems fair. We’d never be able to do this in the United States. Many miles of track would need to be upgraded and much more financial support given to Amtrak. Americans also think they have a right to fly anywhere they please. That said, I’ve often enjoyed the TGV from Lyon into Paris and ...Jump to post
Carbon from the winemaking process is five times more concentrated than planes and cars. A litre of juice produces 60 litres of carbon dioxide. Why aren't we trapping it? “A single bottle of wine contains 80g of carbon dioxide. Source: vinex.market, Moritz Buehner, 8/1/12. You are taking that quote...Jump to post
Carbon from the winemaking process is five times more concentrated than planes and cars. A litre of juice produces 60 litres of carbon dioxide. Why aren't we trapping it? “A single bottle of wine contains 80g of carbon dioxide. Source: vinex.market, Moritz Buehner, 8/1/12.Jump to post
be more viable since more people would want to travel to New York than Philadelphia. Thanks 99% of passengers don't care where they change planes. Exactly. The 99% are shopping price. A-Netters are the 1% and shop a flight based on airline, aircraft and how many extra stops/connections that we can ...Jump to post
Excellent report, thanks for sharing.
I've often wondered, if there were an emergency, and one had to evacuate by slide from the upper deck, would your pants spontaneously catch fire by the time you reached the bottom of the slide?
I’ve done a pretty good job of avoiding the news. The stress has just melted away.Jump to post
Our childhood toys can leave impressions that last a lifetime. I still remember my Johnny Express truck. Glad they were able to reunite the child with Buzz.Jump to post
WSJ just today had a story about how COVID has changed NYC in 2020. Some stark numbers. > 30.303 deaths > 187,000 households moved out of the city > 626,400 private-sector jobs lost > Downtown office occupancy down 84% > MTA daily ridership down 70% https://www.wsj.com/story/the-numbers-are-in-how-...Jump to post
Agreed if DFW has a very loyal flyer base there they would have never shut the hub down. If you are headed east Delta has a very useful network for DFW but otherwise no. DFW has the 3rd biggest skymiles members outside of hubs, behind only BNA and MCI. DFW has a much bigger population than BNA and ...Jump to post
Remember when you saw elevator operators? Didn’t think so.Jump to post
I would take snow over ice. The ground here in Central Kentucky is literally ice. There's a solid 2 1/2 inches of ice on top of my truck. Even wet snow I'd take. At least its easy to clear. They can't clear our roads here and we're due for another round on Thursday that's supposed to drop 4 inches ...Jump to post
CALMSP wrote:flew this route back in 2011.........sat on the runway, revved up the engines and then shot like a rocket down the runway!
Would be nice if UA went back to the sUA routes of SEA/SAN-HNL....those were great on the 757.
Yep, 17L got suddenly very quiet.Jump to post
Perhaps it is because the ground crew stays on the ground.Jump to post
There are 460 sq. miles (1200 sq. km) in NE France that are designated as the Zone Rouge, after WW1. The area is saturated with unexploded shells (including many gas shells), grenades, and rusty ammunition. Soils were heavily polluted by lead, mercury, chlorine, arsenic, various dangerous gases, aci...Jump to post
I was on a VA flight six years ago. The pilot's voice was so young, it sounded like his voice was cracking. He sounded like Eddie Haskell. "Gee Mrs. Cleaver, your dress looks nice".Jump to post
Well, since it's not an airline customer, then it's not the bowling ball in the overhead bin, test.Jump to post
No mask? Oh, the horror.Jump to post
All this time I had thought that CAD design systems since the mid-90s virtually eliminated the need for shims. When I was at Boeing, I was told by a reliable source that up to 1,000 lbs of shims could be used on a 747-400, and that the goal for the 777 was to get that to zero.Jump to post
The iPhone SE (2020) has the A13 chipset, same as the latest iPhone flagship models, but much less expensive.Jump to post
Kinda like taking delivery of your new BMW in Munich instead of from your friendly neighborhood US-based dealership? Saves $$. I could be guilty of over simplifying things.Jump to post