https://simpleflying.com/southwest-ceo-other-airlines/ A quotation from the Simple Flying site: "Remember, they began charging fees in the first place because they couldn’t match our low fares. To try to get closer, they reduced their published fares, knowing they could get money from hidden f...Jump to post
Once they rescind the fees there will be repercussions when they try to bring them back. *Doug Parker has entered the chat* Remember when US Airways cut free drinks and snacks in Y? Nobody followed suit, but repercussions are usually limited. They didn't suffer for the two or three years they kept ...Jump to post
The fact we are even talking about it here on A.net is an indicator that that specific QA process at Boeing works. The fact that we are talking about it means that, while this specific QA inspection worked, the overall QA process is lacking. If "this specific" QA inspect work, then how is...Jump to post
The fact we are even talking about it here on A.net is an indicator that that specific QA process at Boeing works. Shouldn't Boeing's Q&A have found these issues at the time of manufacture, not years later? Not all defects appear at the time of manufacturing. There maybe specific conditions whe...Jump to post
The fact we are even talking about it here on A.net is an indicator that that specific QA process at Boeing works.Jump to post
A merger is unlikely. Too many antitrust issues. A joint ventures/partnership/alliance - hmmm... might be a tough sell under normal times, but this isn't normal. That might pass the sniff test for a while. Not even that. Boeing is too important of a military contractor in the U.S. In 2018 (before M...Jump to post
Shoot: Just found this from Information Zulu: FEDEX 1026 767 BELLY LANDING ON ONE GEAR - SIM & TV FOOTAGE & ATC
I am really amazed at the lack of empathy. It's one thing if its an young child or adult who is who doesn't want to wear a mask, and they are fully capable of wearing one. But please, let's try to have some compassion and empathy for families with children who have to wrestle with autism or similar...Jump to post
I am really amazed at the lack of empathy. It's one thing if its an young child or adult who is who doesn't want to wear a mask, and they are fully capable of wearing one. But please, let's try to have some compassion and empathy for families with children who have to wrestle with autism or similar....Jump to post
I think VX would have done a lot better if their hub was not at SFO. B6 would be wise to learn from the mistakes of VX. IIRC, when VX was starting up, on social media and their website they did a poll of where the man in hub should be. I believe the choices were Washington DC, New York City, Los An...Jump to post
Adding a 3rd runway does nothing to address the airspace issues. You most likely end up in a scenario like SEA where not all three runways are used at the same time due to the vertical separation as well. Well EWR clearly needs something! Plus to space out the congestion from TEB as well. Unless CO...Jump to post
The old terminals and parking structure come down immediately. The original plan was that two of the old concourses would remain with a temporary connection to the new terminal while the new concourses are extended to the east. That plan would require additional construction phases to demolish the ...Jump to post
Not sure if this was posted elsewhere, but here's the LAX Landside Access Modernization Program Management Report presented on June 4, 2020. https://lawa.granicus.com/MetaViewer.php?view_id=4&clip_id=616&meta_id=42633 This is the LAX Midfield Satellite Concourse Update presented on May 7, 20...Jump to post
Per advisory, services by ZLA will be interrupted tonight. LAX ATC has informed that a Covid outbreak in the Los Angeles Air Traffic Control Center (ZLA) will result in a ground stop to all airports being served by ZLA. This interruption in service will commence at 2330hrs local and will last until...Jump to post
BA taking a delivery right now makes no reasonable sense because the plane will be sitting on the ground. It won't, it'll be operating cargo flights to the USA where the prices per cargo-tonne-kilometre have gone up, in some cases exponentially, and the 787-10's cargo capacity and operating economi...Jump to post
Something to chew on from a business perspective. Depending on the contract terms, British Airways taking delivery of a 787-10 could trigger payment terms and obligate them to pay Boeing for the new 787-10 according to the payment milestones laid out in the contract. Given the current global COVID-...Jump to post
Something to chew on from a business perspective. Depending on the contract terms, British Airways taking delivery of a 787-10 could trigger payment terms and obligate them to pay Boeing for the new 787-10 according to the payment milestones laid out in the contract. Given the current global COVID-1...Jump to post
Amazing how fast SFO, LAX, ATL have slowed down.Jump to post
There may have been two flight crews onboard for destinations that have mandatory 14 day quarantines. At least one airline I'm familiar with are flying to and from Hawaii with two full and complete flight crews and flight attendants to and from the lower 48 states. One crew does the flight to Hawaii...Jump to post
NPR: "After Months of Steep Declines, Air Traffic Is Picking Up"
https://www.npr.org/2020/05/23/86124202 ... picking-up?
I recently flew on a WN 737-800 from SMF-LAX. We filled rows 3-10 and there were at most two individuals per row.
The rest of the aircraft was empty. I would have loved to space out more except they kept us in the first few rows for load balancing.
Here’s a nice update with photos on the MSC: https://lawa.granicus.com/MetaViewer.php?view_id=4&clip_id=604&meta_id=42050 Now I'm super curious, with LAWA documenting COVID-19 related project risks, what is LAWA thinking for MSC South? The MSC South was suppose to add several A320/737 gates...Jump to post
Terminal Zero and terminal 9 are Also on hold. Flyguy Terminal 9 I can understand as it would require a lot landslide and airside work. Putting concourse zero on hold surprises me as it is all airside which would be easier. Seems like you could complete it and then just close it off from Terminal 1...Jump to post
Just got this email from LAWA regarding the Midfield Satellite Concourse Trials: As you are a valued stakeholder, LAWA wanted to take a moment to provide you with an update on the status of the Midfield Satellite Concourse (MSC) Trials. COVID-19 has had an unprecedented and devastating impact on the...Jump to post
This is a smart move by DIA. Given that the economy has suddenly come to a halt, a change order to accelerate timings would be a minimal cost unlike pre-COVID-19 economy. There's probably a good chance they DIA can expand the scope of the project with and stay well within budgeted overages they have...Jump to post
The most logical reason I can come up with is space. Realistically, how often are those corridors actually being used at any given point in time? It makes sense to suspend those corridors in the air on both sides, above the departure levels and let people transit through smoothly because all the arr...Jump to post
[ Just a guess? A passenger airplane, flying around, and flight attendants not being onboard, and not getting paid for it? Its not a passenger revenue flight. They don't put FA on ferry flights etc. And this arrangement at least preserves the jobs of some pilots and rampers even if it can’t do anyt...Jump to post
fessor wrote:Any pictures from CPH BLL BKK SIN
Don't forget Southwest is still making money on cargo. Granted it is 1% of their revenue in FY2019, no bags flying around could represent more cargo space and there is a shortage of cargo capacity presentlyJump to post
NPR just reposted the interview here: https://www.facebook.com/57736193244241 ... 446549688/Jump to post
NPR conducted a live interview this morning with David. https://www.facebook.com/10643211755/videos/2740601802719150/ Can't find it? I am pretty sure David is not going to start in this kind of environment. However, there are a few operating certificates that will be available in the coming months....Jump to post
NPR conducted a live interview this morning with David.
https://www.facebook.com/10643211755/vi ... 802719150/
There has to be no way you are serious. It's not cheap or efficient to run a GPU/APU. It's not 2-3 days to get ready, there is no such modular system currently available that can be deployed within days. It'll probably take 6 months at best to design. I'd wager its cheaper to convert any building o...Jump to post
The idea won't fly. It's probably far cheaper to convert a greenspace and setup makeshift tents with generators and air conditioning with probably double or triple the space. The time spent converting greenspace is far quicker because the conversion process does not require taking out seats and AVO...Jump to post
The idea won't fly. It's probably far cheaper to convert a greenspace and setup makeshift tents with generators and air conditioning with probably double or triple the space. The time spent converting greenspace is far quicker because the conversion process does not require taking out seats and AVOD...Jump to post
Given that production has essentially come to a grinding halt in Washington and South Carolina, it makes perfect sense for Boeing to make these planes available.Jump to post
Didn't search to see if this was a duplicate because I'm running out the door right now. Just saw this pop up on how airlines are using passenger jets and implementing netting on seats so they can use the passenger areas as cargo space. Interesting photo as well. Passenger Airlines Morph Into Cargo ...Jump to post
This isn't about service; people currently flying right now are because of truly essential matters , people desperately trying to get home to their point of shelter in place, or clueless idiots. There are quite a few clueless idiots that are required to fly to support national security efforts beca...Jump to post
This isn't about service; people currently flying right now are because of truly essential matters, people desperately trying to get home to their point of shelter in place, or clueless idiots. There are quite a few clueless idiots that are required to fly to support national security efforts becau...Jump to post
Denver to Honolulu is 5,415 kilometers / 2,924 nautical miles. MAX-8 has a still air range of 6,570 km / 3,550 nautical miles. Does anyone think this route is a possibility? I assume that the fleet will be growing by the end of the year, one way or another. Not with 5,431ft elevation 35+ degrees' t...Jump to post
After carefully thinking about this, I’ve come to a simple realization that the airlines and individuals seeking bargain airfares are the real problem. Airlines are cramming people in like sardines and not providing adequate space for individuals. The attitude is maximize profits, and provide transp...Jump to post
I'm sure everyone has seen this blurry video by now. Not sure why it looks like the plane is bouncing. I am guessing it is just the poor quality of the video and light reflection. Or maybe it is off in the grass and bouncing around like an SUV doing some off-roading. The rain is obviously very heav...Jump to post
Looks like a safe landing! A job well done by the AC 837 Crew!Jump to post
buzzard302 wrote:That's a long time to have to circle if they are on one engine. Must be an uncomfortable feeling for those on the airplane. Hope everything works out well.
frmrCapCadet wrote:But even as a freighter the -8 is not doing all that well. The 777 and 767 simply excel.