https://m.startribune.com/delta-pilot-sentenced-for-nearly-flying-plane-from-msp-while-under-influence-of-alcohol/572895711/ This punishment seems very lenient for the danger this action poses. I personally would like to see harsher penalties not only for the safety but the black eye this gives the...Jump to post
DL and WS probably both have far more LGA slots than either carrier knows what to do with these days. Then again, this would provide a rare opportunity for B6, F9, NK and/or WN to permanently add service to LGA. Even G4 might want to throw its hat into the ring for a few LGA slots. Didn't G4 just p...Jump to post
My wife is from YHZ and we currently live in ATL. For the first time in over 20 years she didn't get to go home for a summer visit. And her mom is sitting in her bubbled house going crazy because she can't see any family. Hopefully it opens up soon. The cure can't be worse than the sickness. As a C...Jump to post
T54A wrote:Why can't you fly barefoot?
I agree. How could Canada ban all non-essential traffic across the land border yet allow more international flights to the Walt Disney World area? A family of four showing up at a ticket counter with super excited kids will be a dead giveaway that trip isn't essential. You can still travel by air t...Jump to post
I reckon this has to do with COVID. Suites with doors where a thing for Asian or Middle Eastern carriers because those societies usually value privacy more. Now with COVID, Western societies are also becoming more isolated (e.g. social distancing) so it makes sense that people wants more privacy an...Jump to post
People are being unreasonable - I get the optimism, but every week we hear “wow more cuts in October” or November, etc... There isn’t going to be a vaccine until *maybe* end of this year and even then, mass distribution won’t occur until mid next year at the earliest. There isn’t going to be a lot ...Jump to post
hiflyeras wrote:They’ve been flying empty planes to Hawaii for months? And only NOW do they think maybe it wasn’t such a good idea? SMH
Not entirely surprising that the 763 is being phased out. While the bulk of the frames are 1990s builds, it is a large fleet and the cost of installing the new business class seat probably isn't worth it. Delta did a fabulous job of renovating the cabin interiors and upgrading those birds in the la...Jump to post
For those curious, those graphs are domestic only because international data lags. This is only updated through Aug 31: Demand to short-haul like Mexico is recovering much more quickly than major US int'l markets like the UK & Canada, with both still at rock bottom. https://i.imgur.com/Wfveuez....Jump to post
The A380 lasted less than 20 years. Not what you'd call a successful run. A380 was anything but successful. People lived it. I'm sure when it was proposed, it made sense. Unfortunately the economics changed for it as more point to.point flying became popular. It was built for a hub and spoke busine...Jump to post
I didn't notice if the article mentioned how many flight attendants were being displaced to catering and reservations positions. . Oh, this is going to be interesting... I guess if you shuffle them in to positions they don’t like and they quit, you can still claim that you didn’t furlough any... I ...Jump to post
Well, it seems unlikely but 2020 plays by different rules. Filling up a 744M with cargo shouldn't be too hard, and it takes pressure off filling the pax side. They should scrounge in the desert for an intact 747SP frame, repaint it with the old livery and use that on their promo materials so their ...Jump to post
The AF incident is not a good example of the situation you described as the flight was to Toronto but the essence of your question is what documents would be available to the passengers. I believe that the passengers were kept in a room at the airport until such time as to establish their identity. ...Jump to post
Simple Flying is bot-level, high school journalism crap. Simple Flying may as well be citing a 4th grade history textbook on the Spanish-American War: really, it adds nothing new to understanding. It seldom does. They're not informing you - they're monetizing your page views. Don't be used. This de...Jump to post
I think the rebranding of the 737 MAX as the 737-7, -8, -9, and -10 was a mistake. Not because it'll hurt Boeing, but it will hurt the airlines. Most passengers are going to see "737-800", think it's the same as the 737-8, and then panic because they think the MAX is still dangerous. Same...Jump to post
[ Are you proposing that passengers NOT bring luggage into the cabin, or, that aircraft should only be flown during daylight, or, that a rule should be enacted preventing fuel trucks from driving on the apron?? Not a tragic event nor a disastrous calamity. There are few, if any, “lessons” to be “le...Jump to post
Not bookings, but a really good visual of where demand is (or at least consumer interest is). 0.16 = +16%: https://i.imgur.com/OKJJinj.png https://www.sojern.com/covid-19-insights-us#report https://i.imgur.com/t0LvRSL.png https://adara.com/traveler-trends-tracker/ That is only people looking for da...Jump to post
Seems as though the US3 are doing everything they can to stimulate leisure demand. Removing change fees and making BE fares less restrictive. However, I think some of this is designed long term to clip the ULCCs and their business model. I think airlines are looking at their models and realizing th...Jump to post
2nd2none wrote:The weekend including August 28, 29 and 30 was 31,48 % of same weekend last year and 4,2 % less than the weekend a week ago:
Clearly RR is the best engine in the world. However when brexit is final so is RR. U.K:s economy will fall over the cliff and COVID19 is just the trigger. It's not that clear. The problems with 787 and now the A350 issues demonstrate incompetence which needs to be addressed in short term although c...Jump to post
You guys are a bit delosional about the aspects of business travel. ethernal sumed it up well. Its not just the individual's decision, its up to the duty-of-care of their employer as well as their host. The reports today were business travel is still down 88% from last year. That is not going to ma...Jump to post
737max8 wrote:tphuang wrote:TSA numbers are down for all 3 days of the weekend vs last weekend. Not a great sign.
Last weekend was back to school weekend for a lot of people, not a huge surprise...
When wind energy was far from profitable the German government once cut subsidies quite radical. Orders vanished. At least for the manufacturer Nordex I know that they stopped production for some months. They used the time to change from stationary assembly to assembly line, gaining a lot of produc...Jump to post
OA940 wrote:ewt340 wrote:I think It's time for Airbus to start thinking about A310, A300 and A330neo replacements.
I think it's a bit late to start thinking about A300 and A310 replacements...
hiflyeras wrote:In my mind, a 737-8 is a 737-800...an NG model along with the 737-700 and 737-900. They've got to come up with something better or there'll be too much confusion.
Its pretty simple. Now its an even worse situation as DL pilots face prospects of finding themselves sitting at home on furlough while an even larger percentage of JV flying is in the hands of partner airlines. Pandemic is hardly the excuse for DL to skate by its contractual commitments and ensure ...Jump to post
Noshow wrote:By suddenly retiring most big quads now LH happens to get rid of the most senior, highest paid and most unionized pilots as well. Those were the core of the "troublemakers" from a management standpoint.
Question: what can be done about mobile version "bouncing?" By that, I mean when a forum main page loads, there is inconsistent timing to when the various elements of the page load (frames, ads, text, headers, etc). The result is that even when I wait for it to properly load, I think it's...Jump to post
When the customers are "ready", it means that COVID has passed ...and if COVID has passed , it means that the demand for a relatively higher-CASM longer-range narrowbody which is more advantageous for "distancing" versus a lower-CASM widebody which is less advantageous for "...Jump to post
I am pretty sure one of the first (if not the first) transcontinental flight that gets resumed at SAN will be to LHR by BA. There is no question of whether it will be resumed, only when. JL also had carved out a niche for itself at SAN; and with LAX becoming less of a connecting hub for AA, I am su...Jump to post
That was nice. Thanks for sharing your experience.Jump to post
Really? Planes are being parked by the thousands, resale values have been tanking, crews are being furloughed or laid off by the tens of thousands, demand has been decimated and may not return to the same level for at least a decade...long after the qualified crewmembers who would have flown the ad...Jump to post
The problem I see is that people are being encouraged to be tested. With more testing comes more positive numbers albeit many don't even know they have the virus. Higher numbers means more lockdowns, quarantines and travel restriction. Good luck getting the panic porn media to point out that while ...Jump to post
Starting at $52/hour for FOs with a 62 hour guarantee. $38,000/year. Sadly there's going to be no shortage of pilots willing to fly for that in these times. Oh the horror! $38K per year for a part time job, how will they live? It's not "part time". They don't get paid unless the aircraft ...Jump to post
You might want to present some evidence that "most airlines are cleaning more" since I haven't seen any reports of that. Then you haven't been paying attention at all. The articles and the videos have been everywhere. For example, look at what DL is doing. Massive cleaning program and com...Jump to post
I think you'll see AS adding a number of routes out of LAX to support their new Oneworld membership. If they're announcing new routes now, in the midst of the worst time in aviation history, imagine what they might do when this nightmare finally ends? when this nightmare ends, they will be gate con...Jump to post
When you're in business, you're willing to accept risk. This is what it's about. If you can't handle that risk then you will never be successful.Jump to post
But, why wouldn't air traffic return to normal after the virus outbreak is over? In Europe most governments are pouring money into their economies to keep businesses 'alive' till they can reopen again after the crises. I'm sure the US economy will also get incentivises. Normal wont be the same as b...Jump to post
Aeroflot from the 70s for me.Jump to post
Ziyulu wrote:I never understood why we can't have a gate that boards from both sides. It would make filling up a widebody a lot faster.
It was also dropped because the word "Orient" has certain inappropriate connotations and is, among other things, a generic, Colonial era reference to the entire region and by the time NW dropped it, it was no longer a term that should be used to reference Asia. When they dropped the "...Jump to post
I have never understood the fascination of a.netters with "belly" cargo. If it's such a money maker, why do they even bother flying people?Jump to post
I was just reading the history of Northwest Airlines and apparently Northwest was called Northwest Orient during a period in time. Why did NW change its name to NW Orient? Was it because it pioneered the trans-Pacific route to Tokyo & Manila in the early days and the majority of international w...Jump to post