With a Boeing 737-900ER going that distance? Must be expensive for the airline and not so comfortable for the passengers. I wish them well, but I cannot see this work in the long term. The sad part is, this is a BIG upgrade over their stuffed sardine can 767! When they had 7 across 767, it was very...Jump to post
Have Air Canada actually cancelled their Maxes? Never understood why they went backwards from the (wider, more modern) A320 family to the Max, especially because it is a new typerating for them, not like AA or WN or most carriers who placed big Max orders. Greed and $$$. Plenty of companies choose ...Jump to post
Harrison Ford AGAIN!?!?!?!!? Is this a new incident or just investigation of his previous near miss? (landing on the taxiway)Jump to post
Something going on in LA?Jump to post
Game, Set & Match for Interjet? Has there been any official announcement on the returns of Airbus? Somehow I think Interjet will get a few more SSJs from Russia and possibly an outside investment... That is the only way I see them surviving. With all those A320s being returned or repo'ed... I do...Jump to post
It is only after the government bailouts in the United States... That would be a good thread topic some day. Knowledgeable people could clear up some misconceptions for you. Which would be what? While I do not cover the airline industry, I am a financial analyst... and airlines have historically, u...Jump to post
So many vultures here, just waiting for DY to go bust. I've said before: I can't get to grips with the hatred that this airline elicits in some a.nutters..... It's really interesting though. I would say it is split between two groups, fans of aviation who love seeing a new carrier, and then fans of...Jump to post
lol. OBVIOUSLY it is the lack of support provided by Airbus and lack of replacement parts... oh wait.Jump to post
This is super awesome of them to do!Jump to post
VirginFlyer wrote:It isn’t “another” - there is already a thread on it: viewtopic.php?f=3&t=1440743
https://www.rt.com/russia/480438-boeing-with-94-on-board-hits-runway/ UTair in Russia. "A tail strike and malfunctioning undercarriages saw a Boeing 737, flown by Russia’s UTair airline, perform a hard landing at an airfield in Siberia. All 88 passengers and 6 crew were evacuated using emergenc...Jump to post
".@cbsnews: US officials are confident Ukrainian Flt 752 was shot down by Iran. US intelligence picked up signals of the radar being turned on & satellite detected infrared blips of 2 missile launches, probably SA-15s, followed shortly by another infrared blip of an explosion." https:...Jump to post
I reckon 20 per cent of planes I've travelled on have been delayed 30 mins or more What's the big deal about a 60 minute delay? 1 in 5 flights you go on is delayed? Wow, pick a better airline. =) The issue is that your 1 in 5 flights is not delayed due to mechanical... but likely due to weather or ...Jump to post
I'm very curious why there was a delay. The reason for this, including who was on/near the plane during the delay, seems important to me. I reckon 20 per cent of planes I've travelled on have been delayed 30 mins or more What's the big deal about a 60 minute delay? 1 in 5 flights you go on is delay...Jump to post
Except a few times at the start of the thread, why does everyone stick with the theory of a missile? Bomb or sabotage would stick better in this story... As a lot of people here noted that an uncontained engine failure would not cut power to transponder, I would like to ask how is it then possible ...Jump to post
I have no affinity for the Iranian government and I think the plane was likely shot down, but most likely by accident. You should be a writer for B movies in Hollywood. Like they say...Truth is stranger than fiction. The Iranians are a lot of things but they don't "accidentally" shoot dow...Jump to post
I don't fly WN but have many friends who do. The reason why they do? 2 free checked bags. If their lowest fare will be just like everyone else... I don't see much reason to fly WN over a legacy with a better onboard product, or F9 or Spirit where you can pay even less and then pay for what you need....Jump to post
I highly doubt that DL, UA, and AA will go back to Russia due to the political climate. Unless Baltia can restart, I see no plans for an American airline to start flying to Russia. We say that now... will be different in a few years. In any case, no matter the politican environment, people are stil...Jump to post
The Pilots actually called Mayday Mayday Mayday?? That was not a Mayday situation. Emergency yes, Mayday, no. THIS is your criticism? A one engined aeroplane loaded with a transpacific fuel quantity and several hundred people on board, trailing a plume of smoke whilst on fire and making a loud bang...Jump to post
Very cool post. Thanks. Would certainly hope it does not get shut down.Jump to post
Ukraine is the poorest country in Europe, so pretty much any detonation around it will be wealthier. That is a lie - again. Moldova is significantly poorer, and is the poorest country in Europe. But never let the facts get in the way of your Russian rants against Ukraine. https://www.worldatlas.com...Jump to post
I think apart from this, UIA are going to be in for a shock over the next 12 months as Ryanair and Wizz gain increasing market share in flights between Ukrain and Western Europe - not only Kiev routes but also provincial cities as well Considering how poorly connected Ukrainian cities other than Ky...Jump to post
mcogator wrote:I remember taxiing out at JFK and falling asleep in my coach seat only to wake up 2 hrs later and realizing we hadn't left yet. That was fun.
Is the 717 really louder than the back of a MD-80 or DC-9? I like engines on a wing just for that reason. Lightsaber 717 In front of wing is the quietest mainline aircraft I have flown on. It is a real treat imo. Now they are installing IFE, it is even better. THIS! 717 is my favorite single aisle ...Jump to post
Sam Chui reporting on it now. Pretty sad to see such an old aircraft go in such way :( Hoping for a good outcome for the crew, although photos and videos show this may not be the case.... https://samchui.com/2019/09/11/convair-cv-440-freighter-crashes-in-ohio/#.XXjlgigzaUk Horrible situation but co...Jump to post
With the Canadian federal election officially starting tomorrow, I am interested in which planes the federal leaders are chartering. The Conservatives and NDP have traditionally gone with Air Canada A319s. I am curious whether the cash-strapped NDP can still afford this. The Liberals have frequentl...Jump to post
Yep... makes sense.
https://www.flightradar24.com/data/aircraft/n24dr Unknown status...
and flightaware shows landing from the other side. on 25.
As per Flightaware...
N24DR CVLP Millington-Memphis (KNQA) 11:14p CDT 02:42a EDT
Coming from Memphis... landing around 2:42.
This seems to be where...
https://www.google.com/maps/place/Bubba ... CnoECA4QCA
Live coverage.. https://www.wtol.com/live-video Still access denied for me. Any chance you could give a quick description? Press conference in about an hour. Plane came from an airport in Memphis area. Crashed into what seems to be a truck stock or repair place. Believe to have carried car parts.Jump to post
One of the daily news summaries I receive had the following blurb: Interjet (Mexico) is looking for buyers for its 21 operable SSJ100s at a price of US$16-17 million each. Russian lessors may be interested. In all fairness the plane is very nice & efficient when it has parts. If they could get ...Jump to post
They don't need to get the C919 but can surely look at the MC21. =)Jump to post
Weird... also surprised they did not go back to Boston.Jump to post
Wow... I suppose this is the best case for an accident.... All can walk away. Seems like one lady needed a bit more help. Congrats to the crew and everyone. Seems like from the reports all of the emergency crews came together and we can sit here and make popcorn and write off jokes. After the accide...Jump to post
Lol, as per numerous articles, the plane was full at time of arrest. Nothing to do with Fox News. Get real people.
In either case, wow!
TSA even has issues with toys. Good luck with this. Stop... just stop. Weapons are perfectly fine to be transported if declared and comply with regulations... I routinely travel with firearms and there is zero issue. The item in question is just a scary looking piece of metal that is completely non...Jump to post
:facepalm: You guys do know that thousands of guns are on flights daily, right? And if it is checked, who cares. PLENTY OF REAL, LEGAL, LETHAL WEAPONS already fly in the cargo hold anyway, most just don't know about it and it is in crate. Inert parts are just metal parts, technically, by ATF it is n...Jump to post
Off topic: Isn't Vladivostok visa-free for visiting Americans too? Vladivostok is now Visa Free for certainly the neighboring countries and possibly Americans? Don't recall. BUT Russia did make entry to visit the Russian Far East a lot easier. (kind of how St. Petersburg is for cruise traffic.) Ah,...Jump to post