I seem to remember in the 1980s, Southwest served their peanuts onboard in packages entitled "Love Bites". Soon after in 1988, the popular rock band Def Leppard had a worldwide #1 hit entitled "Love Bites". It appears that the "Love Bites" labeling on Southwest's peanu...Jump to post
I have video of it right after it happened https://www.dropbox.com/s/5w3sahpr7gn8g0o/Video%20Apr%2012%2C%204%2001%2035%20AM.mp4?dl=0 Oh, wow......much worse than I thought. And they took this up to 20k feet before they thought better of it?????? That had to have made a substantial noise and vibrati...Jump to post
DaCubbyBearBar wrote:Love the idea.....but, your pilots would time out after just LAX-RNO... I am not sure airlines can incur that expense
Nothing against these websites but they seem to be the most mentioned on here. How reliable are they? Are they a trustworthy source? What gives them merit and credibility? Don’t forget Avherald. Thumbs down. I think avherald is a great website, what makes you give them thumbs down? A lot of times i...Jump to post
777luver wrote:Nothing against these websites but they seem to be the most mentioned on here. How reliable are they? Are they a trustworthy source? What gives them merit and credibility?
I also enjoying listening to ATC, on LIVEATC.NET. It is interesting how ATC personnel rarely use filler words like "um" and "ah" when doing their jobs. Is this something that is trained into ATCs not to use filler words? Generally your trainer makes fun of you until you stop :lo...Jump to post
Since my first flying lesson in 1979 and working as a professional pilot from 1982 I’ve never said ‘niner’ or heard another pilot say it anywhere in the world at any time And ‘W’ is Whiskey all over the world Don’t know where this BS gets started. You’ve never heard anyone read back an altimeter th...Jump to post
Back 10 years ago the ATC instruction, "Position & hold on runway XX" changed to, "Line up & wait on runway XX". This was due to the former phrase being mixed up with the common ATC instruction, "Hold your position", which usually refers to taxiway and ramp ins...Jump to post
They did receive SCASD money earlier this year. https://www.airliners.net/forum/viewtopic.php?f=3&t=1421963&start=50 This was for a flight to a western hub (eg. Denver) Is DFW considered a "western hub"? Good question. In that case, why is Southwest named Southwest? Is Dallas cons...Jump to post
airtran737 wrote:Very sad to see XJT tossed aside for C5. Yes, XJT has a much higher cost due to pilot longevity, but they also land in the runway each time. C5 hasn’t quite mastered that task.
There were several, much less complementary nicknames used by the crews that flew them at my old airline. In the back it was a nicer experience than the CRJ-200, but with over 5000 hours flying the ERJ series, I'm hard pressed to find something good to say about them. I don't miss them at all. . Li...Jump to post
Am I the only one that remembers when they were called the EMB-145 Amazon? Or nicknamed "the jungle jet" ... There were several, much less complementary nicknames used by the crews that flew them at my old airline. In the back it was a nicer experience than the CRJ-200, but with over 5000...Jump to post
NK/F9 are back to cutting more in July/August https://crankyflier.com/2020/07/14/demand-drying-up-airlines-chop-summer-schedules-with-florida-taking-the-lead/ a lot of late cuts by NK/F9 Those $15 fares out of EWR are just not sustainable. September will be even lower than August. I suspect it’s th...Jump to post
A long time ago flying the turbo prop commuters we’d do single engine turns. On the EAS routes if no one was getting on or off at a particular stop, the turn time took the length of time it takes to have a new dispatch release handed to you, sign it, hand it back out to the ground crew, close the do...Jump to post
I see zero rudder deflection - the airplane did exactly what they allowed it to do. Spot on. No left aileron into the x-wind. The inexperienced pilot did put right aileron in to “help” get back on the runway......wrong. For the non pilots here, this is a pure pilot runway excursion. Not using prope...Jump to post
Do it. Just save and invest when the getting is good. It’s been a solid 9-10 years for anyone with a decent flying gig. I’m talking 121 airlines. Plenty of opportunity to get ahead. Put good money away and invest in other sources of income. Try and hire on with an operator with solid expansion as se...Jump to post
Pilots get bored when they haven't been flying. Maybe one of them lives out that way and was given the keys to the jet to put some time on it and told their buddies to watch for them. If that's the case they should have taken 'er down lower than 3500 feet and had a little more fun.Jump to post
Under Donald Nyrop's reign at Northwest Airlines Northwest paid the FAA for the exclusive right to use the suffix US (United States) on it's aircraft starting with the DC-8s which were number N801US up to about N805US.They were quickly sold and replaced with the Boeing 720 which were registered N72...Jump to post
F27500 wrote:.. Somebody gonna be peein' in a cup!
stlgph wrote:As I recall USAir/Airways started off early and by the looks of the cities primarily listed, could be a hold over for something which has worked for them.
Northwest, as I recall, started pretty early, too.
LAX772LR wrote:This MAX piece o' crap is like a bad joke that just keeps getting worse.
Gonna take Boeing years to recover from this in some ways.
CATIIIevery5yrs wrote:wedgetail737 wrote:Didn't DL have MIA-MCO in the past using E-135's?
I know as late as 2011 they had Comair CRJ 200’s on the route.
CATIIIevery5yrs wrote:(MIA-MCO) Jump to postwedgetail737 wrote:Didn't DL have MIA-MCO in the past using E-135's?
I know as late as 2011 they had Comair CRJ 200’s on the route.
With recent expansion made under the new VP of network planning, it's clear that NK is essentially being re-created into AirTran 2.0, a lot of what they've been doing in terms of customer service and amenities is matching AirTran. not to mention, their CEO is our old FL Boss. Double check the Spiri...Jump to post
Sometimes yes and sometimes no.Jump to post
It really depends on what the cause of the compressor stall was and how much internal damage was done as a result of the stall. Engines such as the JT-8 were subject to stalls and you could generally recover the engine as they tended to have a large margin for operations. The JT-9 was very similar ...Jump to post
Anyone have a number for most 747’s (all models) United had at one time and what year that would have been? Right around 1995 they would have had around ~60 747s in service...a couple of the SPs might have been out of service but should be about right. In total UA operated 88 747s over the years th...Jump to post
Anyone have a number for most 747’s (all models) United had at one time and what year that would have been?Jump to post
That, and people likely didnt want to be on a Q400 that long. On another note, that really couldn’t have been a money maker for them. Running the Q out to the edge of its range and keeping the speed up affects the profitability, no? Especially when you essentially have to tanker fuel to get it out ...Jump to post
I recall the Q400 holds about 11,500 lbs of fuel and burns about 2,500 lbs total each hour at normal cruise of about 365 knots. YOW-MLB is 1059 NM. As a starting point, not factoring winds, 1059NM/365Kts makes a 2.9 hour flight. Round it up to 3 hours and thats 7500 lbs of fuel. Add another 500 or s...Jump to post