Topped out at FL 340. But man, that's a long flight. How he managed to stay alive... I'd be interested in more details if they should become available.Jump to post
There is zero chance of the Belarusian officials spending time in jail any time soon. Perhaps not, but they now have to live the rest of their lives restricted from going to countries that might honor extradition treaties with the US. Moreover, if they use any Western financial services, the US cou...Jump to post
I was 18 at the time, I remember it was a change of course, but not a difficult one, For some reason, I thought you and I were closer in age. I was 24 on that day, and I was visiting a friend who had a chalet in Switzerland, just on the border with France. I was impressed with how smoothly it went,...Jump to post
I've departed from BCN twice, but never landed there. On both trips we flew into MAD.Jump to post
Is flightaware correct showing the DL BOS-LAX flights clocking at 8 hours on December 26th? https://flightaware.com/live/flight/DAL458/history/20211226/2339Z/KBOS/KLAX Altitude graph is all kinds of weird, too. Perhaps they were trying to stay under the jet stream? They started off at FL 260, then ...Jump to post
This is a common enough issue. In 2008, right around this time of year (12/28 or 12/29) I took a VX A319 from JFK to SFO. It took almost 7 hours and we passed over Washington State and Oregon on our way home. I see your 7h20, and I raise you an hour........ https://flightaware.com/live/flight/SWG467...Jump to post
The A330 family was basically the result. Airbus took the fuselage mold lines of the A300/A310 (and even the same tailfin, really) and then added new wings. With that came entirely new systems with full FBW (which they had perfected with the A320) and of course new engines.Jump to post
Well, the idea is not for it to be a threat, but simply a way for them to pay for what they are costing society in quite a literal way. They've got me jaded enough that I don't care that they are dying by the hundreds in ICUs, I just don't want to be paying for it. Yes, but then they actually have ...Jump to post
A Caribbean hub for a US carrier just doesn't make sense to me. I think of a hub as a place where the carrier can collect passengers from various stations around the hub and then connect them to ongoing destinations. Within the continental US, we see that hubs are positioned around the nation in maj...Jump to post
I would have no problem with the unvaccinated if they were made to pay fully out of pocket for their Covid care and were given lower priority for hospital admission. For the first part of your proposal, I'm afraid I have to disagree. You're dealing with a group of people who believe that it won't h...Jump to post
vikkyvik wrote:Y'all stop these puns right meow.
casinterest wrote:DocLightning wrote:Sounds like a cat-astrophic situation.
Just lap it up .
These different flap designs have names - simple/plain, slotted, Fowler, etc. You are referring to slotted flaps where gaps are visible, or if they extend outward from the wing and then additional sections open, a slotted Fowler design. The benefit of slotted flaps is a higher efficiency of lift - ...Jump to post
Sounds like a cat-astrophic situation.Jump to post
I wanted to fly in a 747-8. I also wanted to sit in seat 1A on a 747 of any type at some point in my life. My husband, a points geek, figured out how to make it happen in the spring of 2019 after a Tahitian cruise. We flew PPT-AKL. Spent a night in AKL. Then AKL-SIN-BLR. In BLR we boarded D-ABYM and...Jump to post
I'm not a viral expert, but it is very unlikely the T-cells won't still work Bummer on the antibodies as the article notes this variant probably evolved in a HIV patient where the virus had months of forced evolution (my words) with all the anti-bodies its seen. Unfortunately, we probably have an a...Jump to post
In Premium Economy?. Did they miss the word "Premium?"
If you're going to charge for a premium product, then you don't do this.
When the 77X goes into service, it will be the largest airliner currently in production, but it will still be smaller than the A380 and I believe slightly smaller than the 744. There are multiple large trunk routes that do require the capacity of this aircraft and it will not have the airfield and f...Jump to post
- Due to technical limitation of the A359 and B789, VN has to decrease ~100 pax per flight. Means that it will only sell only 210-220 seats instead of 300. That's the load factor. UA operates SFO-SIN with a 789 and SQ operates it with an A359. That route is around 500 nmi longer than SGN-SFO. Why i...Jump to post
Why they didn't pick SJC instead? I believe the Vietnamese community is mostly in the South Bay, which will be much more convenient. 1) There's actually quite a Vietnamese community in the North Bay, as well. 2) SJC doesn't have the connections that SFO does. 3) SJC doesn't have the services (premi...Jump to post
Covid zero did not fail in Australia and NZ. It was actually incredibly successful. Until Delta. The real concern I am having now is that why the pharmaceutical companies are so confident with using the original Covid vaccine and not a Beta/Delta specific vaccine. Because the immune system is going...Jump to post
Why vaccinate if you will never encounter the virus? Why have smoke detectors if your house will never burn down? You never know when you will encounter it and once you do, it is far too late to get vaccinated. Do you know how many patients I've told they have COVID and suddenly they ask if they ca...Jump to post
I had LASIK done in 2000. I still have 20/15 vision on the right, 20/13 on the left and I am 44. I still don't need reading glasses, either. The first month is a bit rough. For the first week or two, my eyes really didn't work very well in low-light conditions and I had a lot of temporary blur that ...Jump to post
This is a little off topic, but why do you refuse to call it the McNamara terminal? Because I hate eponymizing everything. I grew up in SE Michigan and I had no idea who this Ed McNamara guy was. Moreover, Washington National didn't need to get named after Reagan and Houston Intercontinental was fi...Jump to post
The airport desperately needed a new terminal, the Smith and Davey terminals served a different era of aviation (the Smith terminal was a wonderful anachronism when it closed and the Davey main building really was a wonderful piece of architecture that nobody remembers because the rest of the termi...Jump to post
Confirming what we already know: vaccinated transmit: Yes, and people wearing seatbelts die. I'm getting tired of posting the same studies over and over again showing the faster fall-off for vaccinated breakthrough cases https://www.cdc.gov/library/covid19/images/august2021/0813_FIG4.png source: CD...Jump to post
It was a work of artistry. The cinematography was amazing. The choice of landscapes was perfect. The set design was perfect and conveyed the deep history of civilization while not distracting from the action. The casting was spot-on. I thought that the first two attempts (1984 and 2000) featured som...Jump to post
What I'm interested to know is why some airlines bought the A346. VS presumably did so because of "4 engines 4 long haul." But what about TG and LH? For LH: they had a sizable fleet of A343s already in house at the time, as well as large and growing fleet of Airbus narrow bodies. Plus it ...Jump to post
What I'm interested to know is why some airlines bought the A346. VS presumably did so because of "4 engines 4 long haul." But what about TG and LH?Jump to post
readytotaxi wrote:They do however offer an English Roast dinner Pizza, English Style Roast Beef With Sage & Onion Stuffing, Roast Potato Slices And Red Onions, All On A Red Wine Gravy Base.
I grew up in Detroit, so as a kid through my college years, I spent a truly obscene amount of time on NW DC-9s, A320s, and 757s. I'm not sure if the total 737 time I've had in the years since I left home will ever be enough to overcome that, since I still get a fair amount of A320 time for my domest...Jump to post
bbj2captain wrote:Currently, UAL is modifying the inlet cowl as a "work ahead" of regulators.
I'm guessing you departed JFK on a Wednesday- that was the traditional quietest transatlantic day where you often saw flights not operate, operate with smaller equipment, or flights combined. SR usually operated JFK-GVA & JFK-ZRH both daily except Wednesday when there was just JFK-GVA-ZRH. That...Jump to post
I think my shortest widebody flight would have been GVA-ZRH (125 nmi) on a SR 743 back in the 1980s. I think it was late 1986. I don't remember how long it was (I was 9) but it was really short. We were going to ZRH but we had come from JFK. For whatever reason, SR did a "milk run" through...Jump to post
blockski wrote:Are people familiar with the Q70 bus? It seems like there are a lot of reactions to this based on the idea of riding a city bus. It has special branding (LaGuardia Link), luggage racks, etc:
To say it again: If you are coming from, say, Manhattan, it would be faster to take the Subway to Jackson Heights, and then transfer to the Q70 bus than it would be to take a much longer subway trip to Willets Point, and then take the AirTrain. Until there's a traffic jam, which happens a lot in NY...Jump to post
Why are you absolving travelers of their end of responsibility? We are not in an economic or operational space where people can expect everything to go smoothly right now - if people expect otherwise, that's on them for not doing their homework. Anyone working in almost any industry is aware of the...Jump to post
Somewhere on this forum is a description of the procedure by a retired KLM 747 pilot, probably in this very Tech/Ops forum. If you search, you might be able to find it. And if you do find it, please link it here. I'm not in a place to be doing a deep search at the moment.Jump to post
Neat, thanks! Sorry to bug you about it, but I took a cell biology course this spring and find this kind of thing super interesting. I'd also say that we're at the extent of my personal knowledge about it, so if you want to know more details, you'll need to look up codon optimization. If you learn ...Jump to post
Right, but why are certain tRNAs more abundant in some species and less in others, and is that something that can change over time? There's probably some subtle advantages for certain codons over others that may favor one species vs. another, but most likely it's mostly just random. Primates favor ...Jump to post
So if I'm understanding this correctly, "optimization" depends on relative abundance of tRNAs? Curious how that's controlled biologically. Each species has a different abundance of each tRNA. So, for example (and I'm just pulling these out of my ear) in all organisms, leucine is coded by ...Jump to post