I am beginning my term project for a marketing course which asks us to develop a new product from (ideally) an existing company and produce a marketing plan for it. My group is leaning towards an NMA, which my professor permits because such an aircraft has not yet been launched. I understand the des...Jump to post
I'm guessing the flap system will be similar to the current triple? (double-slotted inboards, single slotted outboards) I remember hearing a couple years ago the 777X will feature triple-slotted flaps. You can see in the renderings there are 5 flap fairings on each wing, as opposed to the 3 on the ...Jump to post
"Hawaiian said the Boston-Honolulu route will become the longest regularly scheduled domestic route in U.S. history at 5,095 miles." http://www.staradvertiser.com/2018/09/14/breaking-news/hawaiian-airlines-to-offer-nonstop-service-to-boston-starting-in-april/ Let's hope HNL/ATL is next. D...Jump to post
With preclearance, they might look at DCA and LGA. Although I'm not sure how much fun it would be getting the fully loaded A321 off the ground at DCA.Jump to post
No matter what, STN will have to build a sizeable shorthaul network that consists of airlines that have codeshares or partnerships with long-haul capable airlines, unless they're planning to rely entirely on O/D traffic. AFAIK, Ryanair, Easyjet, and Jet2, the three biggest airlines at STN in terms o...Jump to post
Flightradar24 currently lists VP-CMA, a 737Max BBJ, on the ground at BWI, as of 04:00 UTC on September 12 (12:00 midnight EDT). Is this an error? If not, what is it doing there?
You can tell who has the newer planesJump to post
How about Tokyo, Hong Kong or Johannesburg ? Aer Lingus is too focused on the English speaking Americas. The USA & Canada should not be EI's only long haul market. Dublin to Narita sipping Guinness is on my bucket list, nonstop. With what aircraft? Those routes are pushing it to undoable for A3...Jump to post
Beginning in 2019 (likely spring or summer) would indicate it isn't a dedicated vacation route (Mid-Atlantic/New England), or the route would begin in the winter. I like N292UX's post about UA into Texas. Along those lines, could be AA to DFW. Could even just be AA to MIA.Jump to post
Just so we're on the same page, what does a Type C exit look like? I assume Type A is a standard door. Is Type C like an overwing 737-style exit? Would Type B be like the R1 door on the MD8X? Is there a Type D? A Type A is a floor-level exit with a rectangular opening of not less than 42 inches wid...Jump to post
I'm surprised by what look like a fifth set of exit doors. I thought Boeing had removed a pair from the original spec. Is this an optional feature or perhaps a glimpse into future model(s)? Yes, Boeing deleted the Type A overwing exit found on the 777-300ER and the 777-9's exits are all fore or aft...Jump to post
If that ever catches on you will have the Boeing PR people wring their hands to no end. As long as it's unofficial, I think they'd love it. The connotation is good and there is no bad PR. Besides, wasn't "LONGER" one of the A340-600's catch words painted on the demo airplane? Actually it ...Jump to post
In my opinion: Highly likely: -DEN -ATL -LAS Wouldn't be surprised: -PDX -DTW -MSP -AUS -PHX -PHL Long shots -BWI (Help serve Washington market) -MKE (Help serve Chicago market) -BNA -SAN -ONT (Following in CI footsteps as LA reliever) Opinions are opinions, though having some difficulty following ...Jump to post
In my opinion:
Wouldn't be surprised:
-BWI (Help serve Washington market)
-MKE (Help serve Chicago market)
-ONT (Following in CI footsteps as LA reliever)
Typically you'll press a few buttons to get to the right department. Once a real human answers the phone, they'll probably say something like "Hi, how can I help you?" At that point, describe the problem you're having or ask your question and it carries on like a normal informative convers...Jump to post
Aren't callsigns frequently changed to alphanumeric combinations, especially in crowded airspaces? Couldn't they easily change AAL15 to AAL1G to avoid confusion with JBU15?Jump to post
Icelandair and WOW are both candidates due to how their network works, especially FI as all their aircraft currently follow the same bank structure. There are at least two times a day (8-10 and 18-20 Icelandic time) that 90%+ of the fleet is in the air. I would argue against FI in particular becaus...Jump to post
12. "Ugh, a mechanical issue. Stupid XYZ airline is gonna cancel my flight!" (As if 1. The airline wants to cancel the flight and has a choice and 2. It would be better to fly with a broken plane)Jump to post
Side note: One of our training captains hates it when you repeat the taxi instruction after handover on the ground, e.g. "Flight 123, on Alpha, right on Foxtrot, hold short Golf". In his view, they already know that you've received a hold short instruction and now you're just cluttering t...Jump to post
Unfortunately this qualifies as an eventful year for me: 5/8 DL875 BWI-ATL MD88 <-First MD-88 5/8 DL101 ATL-EZE A333 <-First A330 5/27 DL110 EZE-ATL A333 5/28 DL1153 ATL-BWI MD88 7/13 AF55 IAD-CDG A388 <-First A380 7/21 AF26 CDG-IAD B772 <-First 777 Lots of firsts for me, so that's cool. AF26 just ...Jump to post
AR1304 departs Buenos Aires at 8:30am and arrives in Miami at 4:30pm. The inbound flight, AR1303, departs Miami at 9:30am and arrives in Buenos Aires at 7:10pmJump to post
TPA did confirm it will arrive at F and depart at E. Will the aircraft be towed, or will it be a different aircraft? In other words, will it be flying AMS-TPA-AMS or TPA-AMS-TPA? I suppose if the route is TPA-based the 763 could hop up to ATL after arriving from AMS. Hop up to ATL empty? No. DL wil...Jump to post
BTVB6Flyer wrote:TPA did confirm it will arrive at F and depart at E.
msycajun wrote:BWIAirport wrote:cledaybuck wrote:I know a city about 200 miles west that would like that route. No competition either.
The airport 210 miles southeast wouldn't mind it either.
Or one about 900 miles southwest
Endless announcements by flight attendants and pilots. Credit card offers, long winded diatribes and "funny" bits during flight are just annoying. Experienced this on Delta. They took about 8 minutes to describe the features of the inflight magazine and the AVOD. Things that could be lear...Jump to post
Sometimes you simply get distracted with something like a radio call, or finding the correct exit etc. as all humans do and simply may have forgotten to stow the reversers. Correct me if I'm wrong, but isn't the thrust reverse typically deactivated around 60 knots? Even if not, like the spoilers, t...Jump to post
When I landed at Gate A23 on Air France, we exited the plane and went down a short hallway right into one of the buggies, which took us across to the main terminal (near the Z gates) for customs. I can't imagine this is the procedure for every international arrival, though. Seems hopelessly ineffic...Jump to post
Now, finally, I get how the moon buggies in IAD were designed for use. Go to 8:02 on this YouTube video. https://youtu.be/Q08QXnqIo1I You came in one end and went out the other. When was it changed to single entry and exit direction, and why? It’s such a chore to get people to the back of the buggy...Jump to post
NYC doesn't need another airport, maybe a more efficient one would be better. IMO the airspace is so congested between NYC and PHL. Maybe they could close one or two of the NYC airports and run a high speed train to BDL and expand BDL to handle more and larger aircraft. Is it worth exploring the id...Jump to post
Sticking to common passenger types flown after 1998 (you can imply the full list from my signature) A300 - all variants A310 - all variants A318 (no A32X neo yet)(BA1/2 is a bucket list item) A332 A342, A345, A346 A350 - all variants B727 - all variants B731, B732? (not sure, may have flown on one b...Jump to post
Also not sure of the regulations, but it sure makes a lot more sense trying to get multiple planes from the runway to the gates faster than trying to queue them through one taxiway.Jump to post
acjbbj wrote:BWIAirport wrote:PW2000s power some 757s too.
But haven't the PW2000 been shut out of production?
PW2000s power some 757s too.Jump to post
It looks like they were coming it at 200 knots! This landing was aborted way too late. When you're a few degrees pitch down when crossing the threshold, things can only go downhill from there. While you assert things can only go downhill from there it would appear things didn't go downhill from the...Jump to post
Also, spotting is not always encouraged, or at least not from all spaces. When I was there some years ago, looking out a window from a shop and taking photos, I was asked to leave by security. 5 metres further enjoying more or less the same views from a cafe, that was ok... Me too. I tried filming ...Jump to post
I really believe WN could survive with basic service out of ROA. Even if it's just during the school year, plenty of students come in from the Northeast and Mid-Atlantic. The airport serves Blacksburg (Virginia Tech), Salem/Roanoke (Roanoke College) and Lexington (Washington & Lee), among plenty...Jump to post