I really agree to disagree on this one to be honest with you. Loading tablets requires extra carts to do so for storage (they're not light) and it seems like is more updating on the back end to refresh content: such as literally hard wiring them to do so consistently. AVOD seems to be easier to ref...Jump to post
For SOME Reason I can not add the photo, Is the new 100 years Livery for Alaska in service I can not see any reg number? If its this plane , the registration number is N248AK And the 100 years is celebrating 100 years of Boeing, not Alaska, its officially called "Celebration of Boeing", w...Jump to post
I remember hearing that seatback IFEs are coming back to the narrowbody fleet after hearing fierce criticism to the Oasis retrofits. Is this true or was it just hear-say? I've flown on a lot of AA's narrowbodies and it's upsetting to know that my first class flights don't have a IFE. Makes the airl...Jump to post
It appears Amazon has changed the designation for its CVG Amazon Air hub on its shipping labels. It looks like Amazon now prints "KHUB" on the labels instead of KCVG. I'm kinda curious how much longer Amazon is going to stick with just four letter codes sort of loosely based off of IACO/I...Jump to post
I think KHUB vs KCVG is in prep for the move to their own facility at CVG. I'm assuming there will be some overlap and they'll need a way to differentiate between the DHL and their own facility. I think the plan is to move all of the sorts from DHL to their own facility once it is completed. Its pr...Jump to post
Wish someone would sue over that gate cap. As I recall, part of the agreement to repeal the Wright amendment is that the parties to the agreement, agreed not to sue over the gate cap. The problem now is finding someone with standing to sue over the gate cap. B6 probably could sue. I’m not sure if D...Jump to post
The major caveat is that AA’s gates are currently leased to AS. (The DOJ wanted them to go to a LCC, so they went to VX, and AS got them when they bought VX.) Given that AS and AA are now partners in Oneworld, I’m not sure AA will want to disrupt AS. I could see a sharing arrangement where AS serves...Jump to post
Canuck600 wrote:A longer flight would need more fuel so it's an overall weight limitation.
Why would we automatically assume the A320s go away? Because they are older? Lets remember again, any pilot who files the A320 can fly the A319 and A321. A lot of flexibility that affords. It's a smaller sub fleet dwarfed by the A321s, A319s, and 737s (-800 and MAX combined). These are older frames...Jump to post
Why would they need two systems when they have one that works? The more complex you make something the more likely it is to fail. I’d have to study it further, however I’m betting the limiting factor on how much water can be dropped is the length of the flight from the airport to the fire. If you c...Jump to post
To be fair, the issues going back to 2009 were with the original B741 SuperTanker, which was owned by the now-defunct Evergreen International. This plane was scrapped back several years ago. Global SuperTanker Services (the successor company) purchased the salvaged tanks and drop gear from the orig...Jump to post
The C-130's also use a pressurized system to drop retardant. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Modular_Airborne_FireFighting_System A Fresno, California based company has developed a system for use from any available rear-loading cargo aircraft without modification including C-130s. For example, Peru i...Jump to post
How are diversions handled at slot controlled airports like DCA? An airplane that needs to divert for a mechanical is going to be allowed to do basically whatever they request. As far a slot controlled airports go, I'm sure that a diversion for a mechanical issue doesn't count against the slot, and...Jump to post
N492AS has been painted in a special livery in support of the UNCF. https://pbs.twimg.com/media/Ez2H5shVEAcEsUp?format=jpg&name=medium https://twitter.com/JetTipNet/status/1386414049483661313 Nice looking bird! I really like the grey wordmark on the black tail! That thing is going to be a pain ...Jump to post
Two gates is not going to get you much. The only service they could start from DAL would be to places like MIA/CLT/PHL/JFK. And that would be mainly to connect passengers to/from flights at those midpoints that do not have nonstop options on AA from DFW (and would thus have to connect as well if de...Jump to post
flight152 wrote:Cubsrule wrote:What does AS pilots’ scope protection look like?
There is none to speak of.
This morning I made a stop at Whole Foods. I noticed that there was a UPS delivery truck parked in front of the store. I watched the driver exit the truck with 5 or so small packages, go to the Amazon delivery lockers in the lobby of the store and place each package in a locker. What's interesting ...Jump to post
I ran across this article that says Doug Parker says that AA will start buying new aircraft when they "return to Normal" Sounds like they may order new aircraft in the near future. "So when it comes time to start growing again, which hopefully won’t be too long, we’re going to need t...Jump to post
Looks like Cargojet will be operating the two remaining Amazon owned 76s and ATI will be operating the remaining unassigned CAM 76s. Interesting. Here’s a source: https://www.freightwaves.com/news/cargojet-to-fly-2-more-freighters-for-amazon-in-canada I’m curious if this is going to be intra-Canada...Jump to post
Nobody has mentioned how much the FAA dislikes combis, for safety reasons. But it’s not a combi... It’s taking a triple decker plane that currently has one level dedicated to freight and two to passengers and converting it to a triple decker plane with two levels dedicated to freight and one to pas...Jump to post
LAXintl wrote:IPO debut planned for tomorrow. Lets see how it goes and if they get a pop like Sun Country.
This discussion of time travel consistency is the same across industries. I remember as a teenager working at McDonald’s and one of managers told me it doesn’t matter if you’re fast, it matters if your consistent. If people know what they’re going to get they’re happy. That’s part of what makes chai...Jump to post
Now, the problem seems to be the Non-Sortable warehouses. Currently, only the local Non-Sortable warehouses can deliver in one day. Anywhere else it is at least two days. Amazon will need to figure out a way to cut fulfillment times at these Non-Sortable warehouses to meet their One-Day shipping go...Jump to post
Isn’t that 98 passengers per day where is the 50 if you divide that number by 364 that would be 98 to all the islands daily which is almost twice the amount so it could work as a less the daily flight 98 is round trip (both ways) I noted 50 (one way) to round up Well it could work 2 times a week to...Jump to post
LAXintl wrote:AA has boosted the size of its debt offering backed by its frequent-flyer program to $10bil.
The carrier now plans $6.5 billion bond issuance with rates around 5.75% and 6% and $3.5 billion of loans.
And here is where it gets even weirder. There will be more rows of MCE on the left side of the aircraft than the right side. This will lead to seats being staggered, which means the last rows of the aircraft will have different numbers on the left and right side. For example, left side of the last ...Jump to post
How long before Amazon is selling public charters operated by Omni? Alpine I give this a 0% to 5% chance of this happening. Amazon likes a business where it can differentiate and they’re not adverse to low margin businesses, but they’re also not stupid. I’m sure Amazon is aware of how much money st...Jump to post
My thoughts exactly. Given that a quarter of their fleet (I believe) are contracting for Amazon, they have doubtless maintained a steady income over the past year when compared to their competitors. With the Amazon contract I think they will be in a good shape going forward. Without knowing the det...Jump to post
Realistically, AA does not need to have three wholly owned regional airlines and two wholly owned ground handlers. AA has done wholly-owned regional consolidation before - that's how we got American Eagle Airlines (MQ) in the first place. I think that market conditions are moving such that it could...Jump to post
I think it comes down to whether or not the added overhead costs of having three separate wholly owned regionals is worth the ability to whipsaw them against each other. I also think that another reason PSA and Piedmont still exist is for trademark protection (and why US used those names for those ...Jump to post
Wondering what they paid for each of the 11 aircraft they bought. If they just sell the stock for 270 million it could easily fund some if not all of the purchase. I’m not financially savvy so not sure if that’s even possible but would be good business if it is. There was no way Amazon wasn't going...Jump to post
I'm kinda surprised they're trying again, after their failed venture in China and Go! in Hawaii.Jump to post
Haven’t been able to confirm, but 491 is apparently painted in “Coming to America 2” livery. Looks like someone was able to snag a few pics at JFK: https://www.instagram.com/p/CL2ok_qsIiF/?igshid=34gpignohszw Interesting strategy on Amazon's part. It just seems that that'd require another repaint d...Jump to post
It's a little hard to read in the photo, but that's N798AX. She was ex-ANA (del June 1986), Line Number 143. Was converted to freighter and ran for ABX for nearly 15 years after retiring from ANA. ABX ran her right to the Limit of Validity (50,000 cycles) in Peak 2019, and parked her on December 27...Jump to post
Maybe just pay up and move along. You really want to stay in the news over a dead customer? Evaluating whether they want to appeal would be my guess. They’re probably worried about setting a precedent for themselves and other airlines. Otherwise they would have likely settled a long time ago. Perha...Jump to post
A while back, there was discussion that AS Cargo wanted an 800 to add to the cargo fleet, but they were too valuable to the passenger fleet until the MAX came onboard. Is there any news on the possibility of more freighters now? Probably not for a while. The Max is replacing Airbus Aircraft that ar...Jump to post
For what it's worth, don't forget that ComAv has an MRO facility at VCV (as does Boeing AOG, which also does transition work). These things are I think going to need (at least the DL ones are) the IS&S flat-panel upgrade done*, and, although AMES is probably the largest independent provider of ...Jump to post
N503AZ, the first (ex-Westjet) Amazon-owned 767-300 to go through conversion, is on its way home. Following a different route than the ATSG ones do, this one is flying TLV-BGR. It will be fun to see where it goes from there. https://flightaware.com/live/flight/N503AZ/history/20210222/0935Z/OJAI/KBG...Jump to post
If you stop and think about what is needed to start operating a new type of A/C. lots of pilots to train, Sim time, parts, manuals, etc. I think the 767 will not go to SY. I see SY adding more 737 cargo planes. Look how fast they added 10 then another 2. Sy as 300+ pilots and they are hiring more. ...Jump to post
I used to run an office for a company in Tucson. They would over night checks from Phoenix via Fed Ex, They would route PHX to OAK to TUS. That is about 1.5 hour drive from PHX to TUS. Oh I can do you one better. I worked at a company in Cincinnati, OH. One of our vendors based in Covington, KY was...Jump to post
kind of a strange diversion or rescue flight... UPS MD-11 Raleigh to SDF diverted all the way to KMCO Orlando? looks like the scheduled MD-11 UPS 1329 from KMCO to SDF may be stuck due to a mechanical as it hasn't left yet nearly 2 hours late.. https://flightaware.com/live/flight/UPS1275/history/20...Jump to post
If they do not answer my appeal in 20 days I plan to appeal to the DOG Department of Information Policy. I'm presuming you intended to type DOT Department of Information Policy. Which leads me to two questions: 1. A quickish search on Google didn't find a department by that name at the US DOT. Is t...Jump to post
Well I decided to try the FOIA request with the NTSB and so far have gotten nowhere. They haven't even answered the request, I mean they have completely ignored it. Request was filed on 4 December 2020, status is "In Process". It has been that way longer than the required 20 days. I have ...Jump to post
Because ATSG is involved in the Precision 321 conversion, it stands to reason that they are planning to have one of their carriers able to fly the thing, so I think the concern that no current US cargo carriers fly the A320 series is probably off the table. I also think that if you offered 50 to fl...Jump to post
Amazon founder Jeff Bezos to step down as CEO: https://www.seattletimes.com/business/amazon/jeff-bezos-will-no-longer-be-amazons-ceo-company-announces/ The biggest thing I see affecting Amazon's air network/logistics is: “When Amazon decides for Jeff to hand the baton to Andy, they’re making a decla...Jump to post
From: https://www.foxnews.com/us/db-cooper-suspect-dies-at-94 Peterson insisted that he was in Nepal at the time of the skyjacking, but the FBI continued to monitor him as a prime suspect. Wouldn't that be a pretty easy alibi to check? Hi Mr. Peterson, please show us your passport? Or a plane ticket...Jump to post
does alaska still have the inherited airbus orders from virgin america for the a320neo? since alaska likes the a321neo so much, is it possible they might convert all those to a321neo orders and keep them for a while? Yup, Per the Airbus January 2021 Orders, Deliveries, Operators Spreadsheet they ha...Jump to post
And a few more details on eyebrow windows: https://simpleflying.com/737-cockpit-eyebrow-windows/ apparently my sextant description above was wrong.
And a thread with more detail: viewtopic.php?t=757153
That’s not paint. You have to remove the windows and install a plug. I’m curious about that, can you please elaborate? American appears to be doing the same thing on their 738 fleet. Are the plugs aluminum? Are they installed during A, B, C checks or when the aircraft is painted or a separate proce...Jump to post