...now Pima just needs a 747...they were rumored to get a GE 747-100 (Line #25) but apparently haven't seen it yet. The USAF AF1&2 won't be available for at least 4 years, in the Trumpsters second term. A more notable acquisition would be a UA 747-400, as there are 18 sitting in the desert in VC...Jump to post
Just drove by OGG, most ticket counters covered in plastic...no UA, AA ops today...havent heard what DL is doing....little rain at this morning, not much wind right now. West side (Lahaina) a mess with a brush fire, and the highway is closed around the Pali... Gonna be a mess at OGG tomorrow trying ...Jump to post
twolz2rn guess you haven't flown for awhile. You didn't mention whether you were going domestic or international. All the UA domestic 777's have been 10 across for a year or so, and some others are converted as well. Go to UAL.com, travel info, Inflight services, Aircraft detail, click on 777-200 an...Jump to post
Engine Cams In light of recent engine malfunctions (UA1175, BA2276, WN1380) I am wondering if aircraft manufacturers or airlines have considered HD video cams aimed toward the engines to give the cockpit crew an instant view of the engine? As I recall, AA tried a nosewheel cam at one time, and a for...Jump to post
"...United will never preserve any of their retired 747s. Delta did it as they already have a museum and the the 747-451 they preserved is the first 747-400 built. That was the main reason that Delta preserved a 747." ... Delta pride inspired employees to buy a 767 for the company, which i...Jump to post
reffado wrote:F27500 wrote:Sad end to a classic well-cared for bird .. ending up with something called Max Air in Nigeria … RIP, 744.
I'm pretty sure that's a better end than the scrappers, and that was just about the only other choice.
Re FAT UA mainline; I think the SFO-FAT-SFO bird would just otherwise RON overnight at SFO, and I have flown this flight SFO-FAT about 8 times in the past year, and it always seems to have a good load. It was full the other night, probably mostly with connections. Only negative is the SFO taxi times...Jump to post
Re reductions; doesn't make sense, the SFO 319 carries good loads both in and out of FAT, and I thought UA saved overnight fees by using FAT vs. SFO for that aircraft. The morning DEN flights carry good loads also and should be something other than the CR2 with the requirement to wait to retrieve ga...Jump to post
"I did LAX-DEN on a UA 744 a few times in between '97 and '99. Always thought it was odd."
As a LAX gate agent, I worked a 742 LAX-DEN flight back in the 70's (HNL-LAX tag) and they did a full
cocktail/dinner service in 1 hour 48 minutes in F and Y. Pretty incredible.
Re VCV, no way. It's an public airport, with security like any other operating airport. Most the retired/stored aircraft are directly adjacent to the 15,000' Runway 17/35. Some aircraft could be returned to service, so airlines/manufacturers would not want someone wandering around. The airport is us...Jump to post
There's a cockpit and FC section of a Flying Tigers 747-100 at the Hiller Museum in San Carlos, CA
(just south of SFO).
Last time I sat in there I had plenty of time to look things over and pretend I was the pilot. Nice.
"We learn from our mistakes..."
...and we learn from our near-misses as well...
Firstly, "Terminal D" lets avoid the sensationalist language. The item appears to be damaged, not destroyed. I am guessing this was a last minute add to the cargo pit, so it went into the manual pit vs. containerized. It probably should have been crated, not just placed in the pit unsecure...Jump to post
N174UA now showing VCV-MEI (Meridan, MS) ??
New scrapper facility, along with TUP (Tupelo, MS)?
Google maps and street view doesn't indicate many aircraft sitting around...
Wonder why it went to VCV for a few hours?
Hope they save one for Fleet Week SF in October,
and any word on a Museum donation?
irelayer said: The limiting factor is the airport and it's many limitations, not the size of the demand, and that's the truth. The only option for a new airport is dual-use at Miramar, and that's never going to happen. ... If SAN government doesn't push for a Miramar facility they are really missing...Jump to post
UA 266 Jan 18, 1969, 4 minutes after takeoff from LAX. B727 was dispatched with one generator inop. Acft lost an engine on climb, then the 3rd generator shut down, shutting off all power to instruments. The crew could not find the backup power switch in the darkness and became disoriented over the o...Jump to post
Only 777's from IAH to Hawaii are to HNL, not KOA. If your origin point is MCI, you'd be making 2
plane changes, one in IAH and another in HNL to HA. Probably easier to go MCI-SFO-KOA.
Once you pass the west coast, not much to see out the window, unless you like looking at water...
while we're discussing UA and Hawaii, one of the interesting flights that UA operated to HNL occurred on August 19, 1974. The aircraft, a DC-8-62 had a stretcher set up over the C/D seats in FC, and the passenger travelling JFK-HNL was Charles Lindbergh. For those of you under 40, I have a link belo...Jump to post
to add to the airport list, don't forget:
and Kwajalein KWA
KWA is where the USAF sent the Minuteman III 5 days ago from Vandenberg AFB
You can't get off there to stretch your legs while flying the UA 738 Island Hopper,
as it's a military base
70 years ago today, UA began service between SFO-HNL, utilizing Douglas DC-6 aircraft. The flight took 8 1/2 hours. There was no commercial air service between the mainland and the islands during the war. Compare UA flight times with Pan Am in 1940. That service took 17 hours to make the trip, using...Jump to post
Hello SanFan: a couple things 1) has the TIJ/CBX operation affected SAN numbers at all? 2) Hopefully with UA rethinking domestic service, perhaps your airport will see one of the 19 reconfigured domestic 777's for ORD or east coast service. (HNL or OGG service would be nice also.) 3. Keep thinking N...Jump to post
Hi SanFan: Has there been any recent discussion on moving SAN to NKX (Miramar)? Everyone knows the facility/location shortcomings at SAN, and NKX resolves most of those shortcomings, including excellent freeway access, double runways, huge amounts of open space to the east and west. Send those Marin...Jump to post
wanna see some -200s? Head over to <acronym title="Honolulu - International / Pearl Harbor-Hickam JB (Hickam AFB) (HNL / HIK / PHNL / PHIK), USA - Hawaii">HNL</acronym>/ITO/KOA/LIH/<acronym title="Kahului (OGG / PHOG), USA - Hawaii">OGG</acronym> and watch Aloha Air Cargo run their cargo flights, al...Jump to post