Even if Denver were at sea level, Europe is too far. International will need destination + alternate (and maybe a second alternate) + 45min gas. Denver to Oslo Noway via great circle is 4036 nautical miles. The A321LR is sold at a maximum range of 4000 nm, and the A321XLR is advertised at 4700nm Pa...Jump to post
Agreed, just a matter of time. You'll see it with cargo operators first. I suspect you'll also see it as an option in two-pilot aircraft as a safety backstop. When have cargo airlines done anything first? They have the lowest revenue, lowest costs, lowest block hours. They continuously fly the olde...Jump to post
IIRC the LAA A319's have 27k CFM engines and obviously the sharklets which improve the field performance. AA also use these 319's to other airports needing the performance. AA bought these for their performance to supplement the 757. They were purposely the highest performance narrow body airbus ha...Jump to post
zuckie13 wrote:It looks to me like they didn't end up sending that plane to CDG. Why couldn't/didn't they quickly rustle up a crew at DTW to finish the trip?
AA's J seat is actually very good. It feels more private and less cramped than most.Jump to post
Lots of posts about AA's 789 having only 30 J class seats, maybe AA should reconfigure he plans similar to Qantas. If the issue is the European routes don't need so many J class seats then AA needs two 789 configurations. AA needs to give themselves a chance in Asia with properly configured 787 air...Jump to post
The wing is simply the biggest limitation for this airplane. When it was designed, the A320 weighed 155,000lbs. 58,000lbs less than the 213k of today.Jump to post
How about exterior shock body type fuel tanks? Drop tanks even?Jump to post
PHL-DBV will go from 3x to 4x weekly in September. https://www.exyuaviation.com/2019/06/american-ready-for-historic-dubrovnik.html Is one route having a reduced frequency so AA can run this extra flight or AA could have outright done it? They can do it. There is good slack in the wb fleets right now.Jump to post
US3 here. Hotels vary greatly. Most cities have a long overnight hotel (downtown, food within walking distance) and a short overnight (cheap hotel by the airport.) Pilots aren't compensated for any expenses other than standard per diem rates. Everything else (hotels, transportation) is arranged by c...Jump to post
Europeans and Americans seem to lose their minds over these airplanes crossing the atlantic.
It will be interesting to see what other routes they are used for around the world.
It looks like the A321neo is operating its first commercial flight to Newark as we speak! https://flightaware.com/live/flight/DJT100 Why is the scheduled block time 9h02m? Looks like all other 757 flights where high 7hr range or low 8h. The A321 isn't fast enough to fly the NAT tracks (.80 mach) an...Jump to post
DL, maybe. AA has a surprisingly premium fleet, especially the 777-300ER. 8F,52J,28PE.. It's about as premium as you can possibly get. Whole airplane has less seats than Delta's A350.. That's no different than UA 77W with 60J. NH 77W has the most premium seats on 77W: 8F68J. A bigger difference is ...Jump to post
mattnrsa wrote:Aren’t UA international planes already more premium-heavy than the ones flown by AA and DL?
Robert Isom is a snake and an idiot.
He is the one that feuded with Scott Kirby and eventually pushed Kirby out the door. His ideas only exist in the theoretical, because he has so little practical experience.
I'm not a lawyer, but if I didn't know they hadn't flown a flight in a week and booked a ticket for, say tomorrow...wouldn't that be a kind of fraud (representing for sale something you have no ability or anticipation of fulfilling)? The owners are basically fraudersters. They sign up for subsidize...Jump to post
That's not remotely true. At my regional, upgrades are around 2 years right now. A captain on year 3 pay will be making in excess of $90/hr, and it will be over $95/hr on Jan 1. The top of our pay scale is like $150/hr. You definitely don't seem to understand the difference between a block hour and...Jump to post
Dude drop this already. Regional pilots are no longer low paid. They start at like 60k with bonuses and your a captain making 6 figures in 12 months these days Captains don't make 6 figures in 12 months. More like 65k. You're seriously uninformed in you think rj captains make 6 figures. Even a RAVN...Jump to post
Every single small airline is having an honest to god pilot shortage rn. Replace small with LOW PAID. Dude drop this already. Regional pilots are no longer low paid. They start at like 60k with bonuses and your a captain making 6 figures in 12 months these days Captains don't make 6 figures in 12 m...Jump to post
I love how management throws out pilot shortage as the excuse for bad management. I personally have never seen an airline have an honest to god pilot shortage but rather management creating an environment nobody wants to work in. Every single small airline is having an honest to god pilot shortage ...Jump to post
The owners are SUPER cheap. Pilots checks have been withheld for weeks, invoices for airport charges go unpaid, fuel charges bounce.
The owner is a former Israeli fighter pilot and believes he's really hot sh1t and can do no wrong. Doesn't listen to anybody.
On a similar note, India-US trade is booming. I suspect the movement of manufacturing will help DL's new service to India.Jump to post
The trade deficit was $350B in Chinas favor in 2017. Does the rest of the world think we Americans are going to allow this to continue? How do you think the Chinese are able to snap up real estate and other luxury goods in cash in other parts of the world? Did they suddenly find a rainbow with a po...Jump to post
The US citizens paying Boeing for not delivering planes to China because of Trump's policies. Makes sense I guess. Or how about addressing a MASSIVE trade deficit? But then, if you don't live in the US, why would you care? The trade deficit was $350B in Chinas favor in 2017. Does the rest of the wo...Jump to post
It would be far cheaper for the US gov to use the proceeds of taxed Chinese goods to subsidize Boeing and other industries impacted by reduced Chinese imports. The US citizens paying Boeing for not delivering planes to China because of Trump's policies. Makes sense I guess. Chinese citizens will pa...Jump to post
Elementalism wrote:Varsity1 wrote:It would be far cheaper for the US gov to use the proceeds of taxed Chinese goods to subsidize Boeing and other industries impacted by reduced Chinese imports.
WTO would slap them for illegal subsidies.
It would be far cheaper for the US gov to use the proceeds of taxed Chinese goods to subsidize Boeing and other industries impacted by reduced Chinese imports.Jump to post
Curious....will the regionals ever open up to foreign labor to help the shortage?.... the majors are good because they take away from the regionals but nobody is replacing those pilots That's the last thing we need. Low wages created this shortage. There needs to be some pain felt by the companies ...Jump to post
So a post on a touching airline moment has turned into a full fledged affirmative action debate. Welcome to a.net What? No. A totally stupid moment, made of like 71% schlock, has turned into this. This isn't news. It's a complete yawner of a non-story. As it would be if it were any of the other ump...Jump to post
This would not be a story if this was a father and two sons being Delta pilots. This made news because it's three females in a position that is predominantly male. They are probably fantastic pilots and I wouldn't mind flying with any of them but there is no question that they are Delta mainline pi...Jump to post
Because if the story was about a father with multiple sons, you wouldn’t have heard it. But because it’s all females (who have an easier path to getting hired) it’s newsworthy Yep. People on the outside have no idea how socially engineered flight decks are these days. White males need 6x the experi...Jump to post
When I hired on in the early NWA days we had an anti nepotism policy. I guess those days are over. What if the son or daughter earns the position on their own merits? How do we know the DL daughter isn’t a highly skilled pilot who deserved to be hired? Because if the story was about a father with m...Jump to post
Y'all saying "nepotism" seem to not know what that word means. Here's a refresher from the dictionary: The practice among those with power or influence of favoring relatives or friends, especially by giving them jobs. Unless the mom's involved in the hiring selection and improperly biasin...Jump to post
AA feels like a better product in ORD. New 787's, A321's and 738's with sky interiors. Even the RJ's are mostly 175's and 145's. United is a hodgepodge of old 777-200's, 737's, 757's, crj-200's.. Let see...using FSDan's data that he complied last month: https://www.airliners.net/forum/viewtopic.php...Jump to post
Not really. Flying over a country that launches missles without NOTAM’s is not a smart thing to do. The MH17 disaster is still a very sensitive subject in The Netherlands. There is still a debate going on why airlines where flying over the Ukraine when just days before missles where fired at milita...Jump to post
Regarding the theorized flight control degradation to direct law, could this mode of control result in the crew having reduced control input on approach and be a cause of the poor landing? Or put another way, would the crew be hampered by the direct law control inputs and thus have a bad landing? T...Jump to post