Great reply / post from 4 years ago about the use of these jetways at JFK https://www.airliners.net/forum/viewtopic.php?t=605957#p9671117 Thank you, that answers the "why" a pic of it being used is so hard to find! Sounds like at least one is out there in the Port Authority archives. That...Jump to post
Those angled seats were terribly uncomfortable and the argument that the aircraft flies at a nose-up attitude, so the angle isn't an issue never jived with my experience. If you made those seats fully "flat", your feet and ankles had to support your body weight. It basically felt like you ...Jump to post
A picture of one of the JFK IAB overwing air bridges in use is the holy grail of aviation photos, in my opinion. I honestly do not think one exists. Whether that is because they were never used (or used so briefly that no one captured a photo), I do not know.Jump to post
It seems the swivel First Class seats were on Transatlantic routes and the other "pod" 2-2-2 First Cass seats were designated for Transpacific. This was back when AA planned to launch SJC-TPE and was also flying SEA-NRT and SJC-NRT on 777s. Yup. They actually did commence service on the S...Jump to post
After doing a little research here is the Skywest Delta Connection Fleet that is stored at SBN and FWA SBN 19 CRJ900's and 2 CRJ 200's FWA 6 CRJ200's SBN Originally had 20 CRJ900's stored however 1 CRJ900 left SBN and is stored at FAT As of last Sunday, the Skywest aircraft were still there and now...Jump to post
I have one not great, but okay shot of the aircraft stored at SBN. I have no idea how to post it, but can text it to someone who can. PM me.Jump to post
Nobody in their right mind would consider the Black Hawk, Seahawk, S-92 or S-76 as Lockheed designs. Not yet at least. In the future, if those models will still be built than it may be normal to think of them as Lockheed designs, just like the F-16 now or, in the case of Boeing and MDD, the F-15, F...Jump to post
Found the thread 16 years ago! https://www.airliners.net/forum/viewtopic.php?t=248141 It was A346 took the honor for HKG-JFK non-stop. 8F/60J/220Y I was a First Class passenger on the second day of Cathay's scheduled non-stop flight from JFK to HKG (CX831). Below is a link to the trip report I post...Jump to post
That´s Sykorsky and it really has nothing to do with Lockheed other than the latter bought it few years ago. All those designs predates the takeover It's actually Sikorsky, thank you very much. And once LM bought Sikorsky, the Sikorsky designs became LM designs. They bought the IP as part of the ac...Jump to post
This is very focused on Lockheed Martin Aero. Lockheed Martin Rotary and Mission Systems produces the Black Hawk, Seahawk, S-92 and S-76 helicopters. That´s Sykorsky and it really has nothing to do with Lockheed other than the latter bought it few years ago. All those designs predates the takeover ...Jump to post
LH also operated a one-time involuntary A310 flight to JFK on February 11, 1993.
I noticed drinks were served in plastic cups. Is that the norm for AS?Jump to post
The notion that Concorde was a time saver on eastbound flights is a fallacy. They were all daytime departures and whether you are going super or subsonic, you are still losing an entire day of productivity, all the more some when Concorde was operating, which almost entirely before the Internet and ...Jump to post
If she got through without a boarding pass, but was screened appropriately, this is a big nothingburger. If she got through without being screened, then this is a serious issue. As for being able to get on the plane without a boarding pass, that is a Delta issue and only a Delta issue.Jump to post
lightsaber wrote:Ok, an MOU isn't binding. But it is better than no customer expressing interest.
Mitsubishi must demonstrate performance.
https://twitter.com/jonostrower/status/1169721641028526080 MOU = 50 "firm" + 50 "options". A "firm" "MOU" is a bit of an oxymoron, isn't it? It is. A well written MOU isn't worth the paper its printed on. In my experience, MOUs are a way for a salesperson to ...Jump to post
The original First Class seats on the AA MD-80s were leather.Jump to post
A few things from someone who used to work for P&W negotiating engine sale contracts. 1. Other than spares, engines are not sold to the operator or leasing company, but rather to the air frame manufacturer. The engine price is negotiated with the air frame manufacturer and is rolled-up into the ...Jump to post
I definitely used one at CDG to board to board a JFK-bound Air France 747-400 in June 2001.
Incidentally, the aircraft I flew on that flight would eventually find its way to National Airlines and was the 747-400 that crashed in Afghanistan due to cargo shift.
AA5050 (DCA-BDL) diverted to BOS.Jump to post
Back in the late 1970s and 1980s, my grandfather lived in MGM. I remember flying on Delta LGA-ATL-MGM, often flying on a L-1011 to ATL and a B727 to MGM. I recall there being at least 3-4 Delta flights per day using a combo of 727s and DC-9s. Eastern operated similar frequencies with similar equipme...Jump to post
Lockheed is in the commercial aviation business and has been so since November 2015, when it closed on its acquisition of Sikorsky Aircraft Corporation from United Technologies. Through that acquisition, Lockheed acquired Sikorsky's S-76 and S-92 programs, production lines and customers.Jump to post
Obviously, AMS is a large outstation for DL, but I do not think they have a pilot base there. So, I would assume, flight crews arrive from the States, overnight and fly back the next day. If a pilot gets sick and cannot work the return, how do they find a substitute pilot? In my case, DL 049 from AM...Jump to post
Even when connecting airside on the shuttle busses, you still must clear security at the terminal out of which you will be flying. LHR security can be very slow, as a very high percentage of bags seem to require additional screening and each lane typically only has one person working additional scre...Jump to post
In 2003, on the eve of the Iraq War, I found myself on an AA 777 from JFK to LHR in First sitting across the aisle from Peter Jennings. He brought his own quiche and had the FAs heat it up for him. They did it without issue. Of course, he claimed to be on the Atkins Diet and then proceeded to down a...Jump to post
No business traveler is going to work on company sensitive information on a public laptop. It is a nice gesture, but it doesn't solve the two core problems for business travelers: 1) my company sensitive information is out of my control and could be stolen or compromised; and 2) I cannot use my flig...Jump to post
While I agree it's somewhat difficult to watch... The full story is that a laptop set off the explosives detection machine. If the rule is to do a serious patdown in this type of case, I think we all should be in favor of it with regard to safety. I once had one of those wipes set off the machine a...Jump to post
Flew in and out of RSW earlier this week and noticed four white tail MD-11s parked on the ramp where the old terminal used to be (opposite side of the runway from the current terminal). All four appeared to be airworthy and were being attended by some ground equipment. Anyone know the backstory of t...Jump to post
DL777200LR - Do the engine manufacturers provide cowlings with the new build engines? I was always under the assumption that the engines showed up bare and it was boeing or a 3rd party that produced/painted the cowlings -- I could definitely be wrong though. It depends. Sometimes the engine manufac...Jump to post
Whether intended or not (and I suspect it is, to an extent), many corporate premium cabin travel policies are based on flight time, so adding time to a schedule increases that likelihood that corporate travelers will be authorized to fly in a premium cabin. For example, when DL ran a non-stop JFK-BO...Jump to post
<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/mmo" class="quote" target="_blank">mmo</a> (<a href="#1" class="quote">Reply 1</a>):<br/><i>The reserve is designed to cover both routine engine...Jump to post
I connected through <acronym title="Nashville - International (Metropolitan) (BNA / KBNA), USA - Tennessee">BNA</acronym> going from <acronym title="New York - La Guardia (Glenn H Curtiss / North Beach / Municipal-La Guardia Field) (LGA / KLGA), USA - New York">LGA</acronym> to <acronym title="Fort ...Jump to post
<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/cageyjames" class="quote" target="_blank">cageyjames</a> (<a href="#11" class="quote">Reply 11</a>):<br/><i>I've been in these gates, they aren'...Jump to post
I have never seen a photo of the <acronym title="New York - John F. Kennedy International (Idlewild) (JFK / KJFK), USA - New York">JFK</acronym> <acronym title="Wichita - McConnell AFB (IAB / KIAB), USA - Kansas">IAB</acronym> overwing airbridge in use. Such a picture would be a very rare find, I th...Jump to post
<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/Sightseer" class="quote" target="_blank">Sightseer</a> (<a href="#7" class="quote">Reply 7</a>):<br/><i>Interesting that they're giving <acronym...Jump to post
That's terrible. I care less about the aircraft type than I do the seat, but, if I were you, I would have refused to travel and made them rebook me on a more suitable flight.Jump to post
My first international premium cabin flight was on Alitalia from <acronym title="New York - John F. Kennedy International (Idlewild) (JFK / KJFK), USA - New York">JFK</acronym> to <acronym title="Rome - Fiumicino (Leonardo da Vinci) (FCO / LIRF), Italy">FCO</acronym> (June 1997). The flight was supp...Jump to post
Interesting and unique report. Could you buy two tickets and be guaranteed two seats to yourself? Even at $80 it would still be cheap.Jump to post