It’s normal to engage any automation on ground roll? I mean, if you hit the TO/GA button on any Boeing aircraft it technically engages the autothrottle… Right but is it normal procedure to engage it during the ground roll? I’m no 737 pilot so it baffles me why one would even touch AP or AT on groun...Jump to post
Airbus and its stake holders are going the enjoy the profits of their labors for the next decade. Hasn’t Airbus stated that they will be losing money on every A220 built for at least the next 5 years? Don’t get me wrong, the 220 is an amazing airplane and they seem to be mopping the floor with Boei...Jump to post
It’s mindblowing to me that the same country that allows Amazon and Walmart to utterly devestate the retail and jobs landscape of entire regions might take issue with B6/NK.Jump to post
bluecrew wrote:eliminate the waste of space that is 14/32
F9Animal wrote:I am going to assume the air pressure was too much to get the cockpit escape hatch open since the forward part of the plane was under water?
The A319ceo would allow B6 to retire the E190 fleet immediately while achieving crew & parts commonality with the rest of the A320ceo family. Of course, they’d be gradually phased out as more A220’s come on property. Wait, what? This merger isn’t going to happen that fast. By the time JetBlue w...Jump to post
With JetBlue due to receive 88 more A220’s, I think it would be a wise decision for them to get some of those ETOPS certified. That way, they could explore new transatlantic opportunities that may be too small (in passenger demand) for the A321LR’s. No way. Not with those tiny galleys and unreliabl...Jump to post
JetBlue needs more aircraft like yesterday. Then why are they so hellbent on getting rid of the E190s? With airfare up so much, they have to be making money. Keep them and run them into the ground. They *were* run into the ground. The 190’s are shredded to pieces inside and are absolute mx hogs.Jump to post
Have any of the airlines talked about the pending impact of new pilot contracts on their costs? Looking for something like "we don't think our new labor agreement will materially impact our bottom line" type of statement. It’s a drop in the bucket when you’re talking about 900 million in ...Jump to post
ANY DATES on B6 starting DCA to BOS on the a220? 190's are not retired? I suspect BOS-DCA and LGA will be the last routes served by the E90. Yep, don’t hold your breath. The E190 will be the workhorse in DCA for years to come. Literally the last routes the 190’s fly will be DCA and LGA to BOS.Jump to post
I'm up around the Delaware bay area, and of course there is plenty of air traffic to BWI, PHL, and ACY that passes by. When flying into BWI approaching from the east, coming over Cape May over the bay, planes are usually around 15,000 feet. I've noticed nearly all of them have the landing lights tu...Jump to post
I hated the white around the windows.... so I find this revised retro scheme much nicer than the original... It's supposed to be an homage, not a rough approximation. No WN 737 ever more a golden-topped, unpainted window-y color scheme. The 727's had golden tops and unpainted windows, but they had ...Jump to post
Some more photos of N871HK, courtesy of Woodys Aeroimages: https://twitter.com/AeroimagesChris/status/1577127177858220032 Is there any particular reason why WN seems to insist on getting their own retro color scheme wrong? So far as I can tell, the only jets they ever had with a golden-hued top and...Jump to post
The biggest reason to buy an E2 is availability. A220 production is backed up pretty severely, so if you need a jet now, the E2 might be your only choice. Otherwise the E2's are still just big RJ's. Narrow cabins, small galleys, cramped cockpits. The E2 that makes the most sense, the 175, is too bi...Jump to post
“Very comfortably” my buttJump to post
The biggest reason to buy an E2 is availability. A220 production is backed up pretty severely, so if you need a jet now, the E2 might be your only choice. Otherwise the E2's are still just big RJ's. Narrow cabins, small galleys, cramped cockpits. The E2 that makes the most sense, the 175, is too big...Jump to post
[twoid][/twoid]Got notified of a seat change for my EWR flight in June… obviously still a placeholder schedule but it appears a systemwide update was rolled through and the regional flights to the hubs were pulled. The June 2023 schedule is showing only ONE daily flight to CLE from a regional partn...Jump to post
Awesome to see AS adding more service! This is what CLE needs to be focused on, not vaporware flights to Europe. Strengthen the domestic network and get current tenants to add more flights and/or bigger jets. That's a much more realistic goal for an airport/city of CLE's size.Jump to post
avier wrote:bingcrosbyb wrote:He just posted this Facebook message about 15 minutes ago.
“Sorry everyone. Never actually wanted to hurt anyone. I love my parents and sister this isn’t your fault. Goodbye.”
He'd have to delete this message now.
Having flown jets for years, including several sized RJ’s, the E190, and Airbus products… I actually thought the 190 handled great. I hated the ergonomics of the cockpit and wasn’t a big fan of the design philosophy, but it flies great and does a great job in the wind, especially on shorter runways....Jump to post
Perfect. Looking forward to you sharing that info with all of us here when it becomes available. It’ll be interesting to see if indeed “everyone” is trying to get out of the MINT program. That’s a big statement you need to back up. Let’s hope you can. It’s obvious that Colbalt has some inside infor...Jump to post
So, you’re saying flights that didn’t do well were cut along with some flights that did great because they need to pick up slots that they don’t have crews to operate, but they’ll be able to rapidly grow in markets they just abandoned by pulling NK aircraft and crews from existing bases and stickin...Jump to post
I was recently on a flight where one of the pax had to go down the aisle of a 737 sideways to fit. He shuffle-stepped all the way to his seat. Dude was 1000% a safety liability and it's actually scary to contemplate what an evacuation would be like with people that size literally clogging up the ais...Jump to post
I dunno but I can’t stand flying overnight. Especially from US East Coast to Western Europe. Some of those overnight flights are barley 6 hours, which means you can at most get 3-4 hours of sleep before facing a full day at your destination. I live on the east coast and absolutely hate that I can’t...Jump to post
Say in the future b6 gets the 330 wether the 332/333 or the 338 or 339 would the training be a "new" aircraft or would the type rating crossover etc? The A330 is not a common type with the 320. It’d require new sims, a new training program, retrained instructors, retrained pilots and FA’s...Jump to post
Back 2 rows with a window seat. You get off the aircraft first on arrival and have more time to ogle the aircraft from the exterior, particularly if a bus will take you to the terminal I rode in the last row of an ATR once years ago and got airsick. The back end of an ATR, particularly the 72, wigg...Jump to post
N292UX wrote:Will be interesting to see if B6 actually keeps all the current NK bases after the merger or if they’ll be cut.
If pilots are flying airline transport, they should be airline transport certificates, simple. It’s not a 1500 hour, it’s an ATP rule. Renslow had much less than 800 hours when hired and numerous checkride busts. I seem to remember Great Lakes pulling seats out of their 1900's some time ago in an a...Jump to post
Always interesting to note the relatively low load factors always reported to NYC of recent times. Same in the IND thread so I'd imagine these aren't the only 2. NYC slot exemptions ended last November and airlines quickly brought back a lot of capacity so they wouldn't have their slots taken away....Jump to post
I find this quite sad and rather disturbing. It's not even legal in most parts of the developed world to have a human being work well into their 80s. There's something very wrong around work ethics in the US. I think there’s something wrong with all 3 of you. Dude’s enjoying himself, doing what he ...Jump to post
If they replace let's hope they do so with all glass bridges. I believe fire codes in the US prevented glass jet bridges, but that changed in the recent past. Anyone think of any US airports that have glass jet bridges? I can't off the top of my head. But I just found this article: https://airlineg...Jump to post
How many signs held by SWAPA yesterday were exclusively about pilots and their pay/needs? Want to talk about entitlement? Start with the attitudes shown here. I’ll never understand why aviation enthusiasts on an aviation forum love to consistently crap on airlines and their employees. That’s why yo...Jump to post
Italianflyer wrote:WOW!! Talk about out-of-the-box thinking! Setting up a farm team to feed the farm team. I'm not sure if the economics are going to work with 30 seats, even with EAS money, but it's a clever win-win work around.
B6 can very easily operate NK as a ULCC subsidiary (if the economy proves tough in the short-term), which would also allow it to strike at Frontier at its own game, if necessary, then just gradually fold it/retro-fit into B6 as appropriate markets get introduced as "New" jetBlue service. ...Jump to post
I’m surprised they kept it as long as they did; FO’s aren’t even required on 98% of their flights. Everyone knew going in that the agreement was to trade an ATP for a year as a captain, and almost everyone immediately forgot what they agreed to as soon as they hit 1500 hours. The training contract w...Jump to post
I see this kind of ugly stuff all the time from European and Middle Eastern airlines on youtube. It’s like they don’t know how to handle crosswinds, so they just bash it on sideways and bury the rudder later. My assumption is that it’s because you’ve got kids with 500 hours and no real experience b...Jump to post
I’m genuinely befuddled here. Not sure why they shoved the nose over like that. I assume they called the go-around because they thought they bounced, which is a good call. From what I see, though, they didn’t actually bounce and could have just lowered the nose and rolled out. Secondly, a balked or ...Jump to post
Still think it is an absolutely awful proposal; B6 management must have drank some bad blue juice. I totally get why NK would accept it but B6 is overpaying and really doesn't have a good plan as to what goals an NK acquisition is going to help them achieve. I mean, it distracts people from all the...Jump to post
Management needs to be held accountable for the absolute disaster JetBlue has become. How nobody has been asked to step down yet is mindblowing to me. They're literally destroying the airline's reputation while actively blaming it on other people, events, etc. Inept, out of touch, whatever it is, so...Jump to post