Related, AA flew from continental USA to Hawaii with a non-ETOPS plane (they found out halfway and decided to continue trip). Plane was ferried back to mainland https://airlinegeeks.com/2015/09/12/american-airlines-a321-flight-to-hawaii-without-etops/ If memory serves me correctly, the A321 was not...Jump to post
Mistakes happen, especially when it is exhausted and its the last flight of the day. When one is mentally exhausted, we can hallucinate or see things that are not there - like an empty chair.Jump to post
For those curious about height: A320: Page 38 and 39: https://www.airbus.com/content/dam/corporate-topics/publications/backgrounders/techdata/aircraft_characteristics/Airbus-Commercial-Aircraft-AC-A320.pdf A321: Page 41 and 42: https://www.airbus.com/content/dam/corporate-topics/publications/backgro...Jump to post
I'm thinking it will be one of these airports:
Silicon Beach (LAX)
Silicon Desert (PHX or AZA)
Silicon Forest (PDX)
Silicon Hills (AUS)
Silicon Mountain (DEN or COS)
Silicon Prairie (DFW or FTW)
I'm stuck on the value of Silicon Valley itself (SJC).
isn't [LAX] 25L and 25R more than 1200' apart? Google maps measurement is good for that -- they're now 800 feet. They were about 745 feet until they shifted one of them to get room for the taxiway between. How does one measure the distance between two runways? From the centerline? From the edges? e...Jump to post
Iceland Air fires all 737 MAX pilots. https://www.aviation24.be/airlines/icelandair/further-changes-to-icelandairs-flight-schedule-due-to-suspension-of-boeing-737-max-45-pilots-dismissed/ https://simpleflying.com/icelandair-fires-its-boeing-737-max-pilots/ Factually incorrect. Probably just over a ...Jump to post
What kind of “student” flies paid business class on long haul international flights. Also if she were a student in Canada why was she flying back and forth from China - shouldn’t she be in class? I don’t know where you are from, but most Chinese students who are studying abroad come from extremely ...Jump to post
I forgot to add - I'm not sure Hawaiian would appreciate having passengers sharing a lobby with Southwest especially with its recent service into the Hawaiian Islands.Jump to post
Iceland Air fires all 737 MAX pilots.
https://www.aviation24.be/airlines/icel ... dismissed/
https://simpleflying.com/icelandair-fir ... ax-pilots/
Hawaiian's position seems reasonable: No domestic baggage claim at TBIT, There is a domestic baggage claim at TBIT. EY uses that since passengers are pre-cleared at AUH. The Hawaiian argument is that there is no domestic baggage claim in TBIT or MSC for Hawaiian's use. Instead, check-in and baggage...Jump to post
I’ve been on hundreds and hundreds of flights and never been asked to show my credit card. It does say that on many airlines when you book the tickets... but only if the traveller is also the cardholder. It makes no sense It does not make sense, especially those of us who travel for business. Some ...Jump to post
A very nice and respectful video from Boeing honoring Airbus on its 50th anniversary.
LAX is restrained because it cannot build more runways. The runways they have are not compliant with the FARs. Runways need to be 1200' apart for departure and arrival runways, and 5000' between two arrival runways. LAX has a waiver to this as the airport was built originally in 1928 and the runway...Jump to post
Why would Amazon plan to build their 1.5 Billion facility adjacent to the DHL CVG hub ? If Amazon are intending to maximise competitive advantage , then would this not indicate either a hostile takeover or a friendly merger , the likes of which will shake the logistics market worldwide ? From a str...Jump to post
Why exactly would you choose MAX? Logic, support for Boeing or something else? The same Boeing & FAA declared the aircraft safe after the first crash and hours before the grounding. I would rather wait for solid support from EASA. For the exact same reason why one would fly a Boeing 787 after a...Jump to post
Pardon my naivete but is there not an inherent problem with the new engine placement that was the need for the MCAS in the first place? Is it something that is a rare event or is the instability always there for the MCAS to adjust? I flew on a UA 737-9MAX and recall being rather impressed overall.....Jump to post
This looks like a classic case of where programmers or system design analysts do not think of all the use cases or are inexperienced with cultural nuisances or travel industry
We already collect information such as date of birth and gender as part of booking a ticket.
It appears May 18's QF7 is in the air right now and traveling IAH to DFW. At the time of this post, it appears it had a go around as well.
https://flightaware.com/live/flight/QFA ... /KIAH/KDFW
I agree, but these batteries are relatively new and there can be issues in handling new technology on an airplane. Next time I bet he'll be more proactive. If memory serves me correctly, the article states he had all the correct paperwork. The problem lies operationally on the airline side where th...Jump to post
Technology can only go so far. If it was known that his batteries were not allowed on board, he should have known it himself by asking the airline. After all, he is the scooter user - it is his responsibility to check things out. But it is his self-pity that disgusts me - take it like a man, guy. Y...Jump to post
Are we saying as the A.net community it is completely unreasonable for the gentlemen to take the batteries on board in the cabin as carry on? Because based on the article, it reads as the gentlemen was denied taking his scooter's lithium batteries on as a carry on - not in the baggage hold. Lithium...Jump to post
Here's my issue, working as a service agent and seeing these kinds of situations often (not daily, but certainly weekly) I *know* for a fact there are procedures for handling WCBD (w/ "Dry" Batteries). Passengers can take their batteries with them in the cabin while the wheelchair itself ...Jump to post
Are we saying as the A.net community it is completely unreasonable for the gentlemen to take the batteries on board in the cabin as carry on? Because based on the article, it reads as the gentlemen was denied taking his scooter's lithium batteries on as a carry on - not in the baggage hold. Lithium ...Jump to post
The statement I'm making is that the video doesn't show the entire story. Any one who sees it will agree to that. With that being said, I have no proof, you have no proof, no one here has proof. The only people who know the real story is the lady and the flight attendant. I'll leave it at that. And...Jump to post
I reread the article and the answer is that the child was placed with child protective services. To put the kid through that because some flight attendant has a bug in her butt is beyond disgraceful. At some point, an airline representative should have intervened and requested the police to void th...Jump to post
Alleged video from inside the Frontier Flight
One of the worst things I've read in recent weeks is that Boeing have paid for adwords to get their own statements about safety above the other Boeing stories on the internet about the plane Nothing should shock me any more about what goes on behind the scenes. But the above really upsets me. It's ...Jump to post
I was just talking to neeleman...turns out he is actually planning on taking this capital to buy back Jetblue and go private. I have some hesitations on that because of the amount of capital needed to buy JetBlue at 51%. There's roughly 300.98 million oustanding shares. At the current price of 17.0...Jump to post
I'm more surprised QF7 didn't divert to LAX because both QF and AA have a strong presence at LAX. Plus there are sufficient facilities to support an A380. Could have been fuel? Who knows. It's a Captain's decision and I'll let the Captain decide what's best. I will say though that it looks like the...Jump to post
I'm more surprised QF7 didn't divert to LAX because both QF and AA have a strong presence at LAX.
Plus there are sufficient facilities to support an A380.
In terms of expanding the airport for more space, here's some concept from 2014. http://i.imgur.com/j5dG9LI.png But supposedly since then, AA decided it may not want to proceed with this version Terminal F and so they are negotiating with DFW other options on how to best expand the terminal space. ...Jump to post
An airline managed directly by accountants.... what could possibly go wrong?
$1.00 to use the lavatories
$0.50 for each sheet of toliet paper...
$1.00 to wash hands
Based on the picture, are they getting rid of 'the reverse' ?Jump to post
Via ABC News: Sensor damaged by a foreign object on Ethiopian Airlines 737 MAX triggered fatal crash: Sources Fair Use Excerpt: The Ethiopian Airlines Boeing 737 MAX, which crashed in March and killed 157 people, suffered a damaged angle-of-attack sensor upon takeoff from a bird or foreign object, t...Jump to post
For example, we know that having correctly trained people and executing the correct set of processes saved the exact same LionAir 737-Max 8 mere hours before it crashed. We have a very rare, but clear benchmark here that demonstrates having the correct people and executing the proper processes work...Jump to post
If I may have a soapbox moment... I am rather frustrated that we as a community appears to be targeting a single point of failure. We blame the pilots exclusively. We blame the process exclusively. Or we blame the MCAS exclusively. The general reality is not one single item caused the failure and cr...Jump to post
I am not sure if everyone understands what MCAS is or if we can agree what MCAS is. Some of the more recent posts makes it sound like the MCAS is a piece of hardware. However based on everything I've read and how I've interpreted it, MCAS is a piece of software. Not a piece of hardware. Does anyone...Jump to post
I am not sure if everyone understands what MCAS is or if we can agree what MCAS is. Some of the more recent posts makes it sound like the MCAS is a piece of hardware. However based on everything I've read and how I've interpreted it, MCAS is a piece of software. Not a piece of hardware. Does anyone ...Jump to post
Via NYTimes.com: Boeing Fix for 737 Max Software Is Delayed https://www.nytimes.com/2019/04/01/business/boeing-737-max-software-fix.html Fair Use Excerpt: Boeing’s software update for its troubled 737 Max jetliners has been delayed after the company deemed further work was needed on the fix before i...Jump to post
The lack of presence or willingness to engage by EASA is a miserable failure by the agency. Why the harsh words? I usually try to refrain form harsh conclusions if I don't have all the facts. But I feel free to borrow your words: your conclusion is a miserable failure in understanding how certifica...Jump to post