"After I retired from Boeing, I traveled to Asia many times as a company consultant to visit with friends and associates at airlines in Japan, Korea, Singapore, Hong Kong, mainland China, and elsewhere in the Pacific rim. Aviation's a relatively small community, so personal relationships mean a...Jump to post
The faster gear retraction interests me. Airbus is predicting that with the sum total of these improvements (gear, flaps), there can be a 3.5 ton increase in payload on the A359 and a 2.5 ton increase for the A35J. They project that out of some airports, the advantage could be as big as 6 tons. Now,...Jump to post
So assuming a 6hr flight, that's a bit over US$28/hr. Be aware that UA Y+ seets are the same width as regular Y, just with 2-3 inches of extra pitch. IIRC, Y+ on UA does not come with any extra amenities (snacks, priority baggage, etc.) Whether that's worth it or not is a question that only you can ...Jump to post
The Boeing 727 killed nearly 4x the number of people that the Douglas DC-10 killed over its career, and it didn't have the "it's a deathtrap!" public opinion of the DC-10. Back in the 1960s, when the 727 was designed, plane crashes were more common. Some 60 years later, aviation is a much...Jump to post
We were doing a FRA-MUC connection and the LH A321 that we were supposed to be on got swapped for my first (and so far only) A320-NEO. She happened to be D-AINA, the world's first A320-NEO. Absolutely NOT exciting.... from crap to crap.... I think getting not only your first ride on a new model *AN...Jump to post
I think that the 737 will not get a new design, nor will it be replaced anytime soon. I think within two decades you're going to see Boeing get forced into a redesign. Either the FAA will simply inform them that they're going to stop grandfathering new-builds, or Airbus will decide to replace the A...Jump to post
Why doesn't the A320 have a riser duct? It has many of them, next to about every second frame and on both sides of the cabin. Each of them supplies air to a lower air outlet (between sidewall panel and PSU panel) and an upper air outlet (between hatrack and ceiling panel). Gruß, masi1157 Oh, then w...Jump to post
DVCSAAB340 wrote:well this is a big nothing burger.
This is a rant. A tirade. Sweet reason got lost in the baggage claim yesterday, so just don't try. I grew up in the Detroit Metro Area and flew out of DTW. A lot. Northwest used the Davey terminal until the new Midfield/McNamara terminal opened in 2002. The Davey terminal was a gorgeous mid-century ...Jump to post
The FAA has crew alerting requirements for which the 737 is grandfathered. However, the FAA will no longer respect that grandfathering. This is actually becoming an issue with the 737-MAX10 because delays in certification have pushed it past the deadline and congress and the FAA had to alter their p...Jump to post
My first ever 777 flight got swapped to a 744. Never thought I'd be disappointed to get a surprise 744 on the stand. However, there were less than 10 people on the entire flight and we did a crazy takeoff off 19R at SFO (to ORD). Static start, slammed back into our seats like a Ferrari, leapt off th...Jump to post
UA 2693 seems to have taken off from LCQ and is now showing a destination of LCQ and is flying in circles between FL 330 and 370. Any idea what's going on? It seems like a strange origin for a training flight and 2693 is used for revenue flights on other days. The aircraft is N445UA, an A320.Jump to post
So I have a concern: the GOP House has stated that they will, under no circumstances, allow the debt ceiling to go up without cuts to SS and Medicare. Obviously, the Democrats will consider no such thing.Jump to post
https://pbs.twimg.com/media/FfA59waacAAS26n.jpg Source: https://pbs.twimg.com/media/FfA59waacAAS26n.jpg Look, I don't have a lot of love or respect for the Vatican or the Catholic Church (and if you are Catholic, please don't take it personally. My ire is directed at the organization of the Holy se...Jump to post
So what do we do? Just don't have a House? That will work until the budget runs out.Jump to post
Remember when SY had their little meltdown and it got the attention of Minnesota legislators?
If I were WN, I'd be lighting a fire under my own tail to get everything back up and running. Enough of this and airlines might see more regulations put into the next FAA reauthorization bill.
Well, Iran Air has not had any crashes lately especially given how old aircrafts they have to fly. The Iranians have a well-earned reputation for technical excellence in operating these ancient aircraft. Not only do they have to keep these aircraft operating, but they need to do so without any supp...Jump to post
So I am poking around FR 24 and I've noticed something odd: There are a number of narrowbodies flying to Hawaii and most of these airliners are cruising at FL 260. This includes HA41 (A321), HA59 (A321, they're at FL 270), AA265 (A321), AA31 (A321, they're at FL250), and WN2581 (73M8). HOWEVER, in t...Jump to post
Bad luck for sure. This isn't even newsworthy IMO.
rmoore7734 wrote:As far as vitamin C is concerned this article from Mayo Clinic that not much harm can be caused by from too much vitamin C.
What's the best cocktail of vitamins (or anything else helpful), when one starts noticing flu symptoms, in your opinion? There is no good evidence that any combination of vitamins taken at the onset of an illness alters its course. There is some evidence that pre-existing vitamin d deficiency can m...Jump to post
How much Vit D should an adult take?
I usually take 2000 UI in the summer and and 3000-4000 UI in the winter.
https://www.moma.org/collection/works/93637 Not an aerodynamicist, so can’t speak to the specific reasons why, but since all engines with swept blades have this pattern of concave/convex/concave there’s definitely some benefit to this shape.[/quote] I'd love a good explanation, too, but I do know t...Jump to post
Phosphorus wrote:These bosses would do well to think that a single person, showing up with a flu, can knock out their entire operation with contagion.
Sometimes it's not only about individual productivity, right?
My wife runs the pharmacy department of a major hospital in Westchester County. I remember from your older posts that you used to live in the NYC region, so I'm sure you're familiar with the area. Her hospital is seeing an increase in influenza and COVID cases, but RSV seems to have stabilized. No ...Jump to post
My son ended up in the PICU in August with one of these viruses. Have been on high alert with any respiratory issues with him ever since. He's been vaccinated against COVID, but I don't believe he's gotten a flu shot yet. I will credit this thread for reminding me to get him one. Ugh, I'm so sorry,...Jump to post
I'm a primary care pediatrician working on the "front lines." And right now, I'm just hating life. Presumably, the underlying cause is that the nonpharmacological interventions employed over the last two years to control SARS-CoV-2 also very effectively stopped the spread of most other res...Jump to post
The other problem is that when it was first introduced the 777 was not the runaway success that it later became. The alternatives (767, 747, MD-11, A-330 and A340) all (except perhaps the MD-11) were not outclassed, and each had their own niche. Wait, what? It got orders from most of the US legacie...Jump to post
Nice. will it really be flown by an Airbus 330 though ? A321neo per the airline: https://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/hawaiian-airlines-to-begin-service-between-hawaii-and-the-cook-islands-301690497.html Rumour this could be extended to SYD at some point, picking up NZ formerly underwritten rou...Jump to post
Another factor, connections at LAX or SFO allow for non-stop to Maui or Kauai, both more tourist attractive locales. Yes, Waikiki is traditional but it’s not the reason to visit the Hawaiian islands, maybe I’m jaded. Right. So either way, you have to go through customs and immigration either at HNL...Jump to post
The Dems do, Mayor Pete, but the sad fact is, despite IMHO being the best candidate, being an openly gay male makes him unelectable, it would get the Repubs back together to fight him. Honestly, probably the biggest handicap he has is his name. If you look through the list of every president, the l...Jump to post
So I'm wondering if Delta has a hub at SFO. Delta had a route from NRT to SFO So there's a bit of history here. Back when NW was still in operation, they designated both NRT and AMS as "hubs." From these hubs, they operated a number of fifth-freedom flights. A summary of the NRT hub's his...Jump to post
I'm amazed that they only burned 175 gallons of fuel. This gives just under 15MPG. Certainly my Toyota Avalon Hybrid does way better than that, but...it doesn't fly. This sounds just absolutely dreadful to someone with ADHD like me. Like...what do you do with your brain for 18 straight hours? For th...Jump to post
Delaying a strike into January/Feb might actually work in Delta's favor given what is happening in the economy. However, I expect that Christmas and Thanksgiving will be "Flying by the letter of the Contract", Add in some weather.... I think it would behoove the pilots to remember that th...Jump to post
I was under the impression that mask mandates did not reduce the spread of COVID (especially on aircraft). The government should have health and safety authority over modes of transportation, but whether mask mandates contributed to health and safety is a fairly controversal topic because there doe...Jump to post
One of the things that hasn't been brought up is the fact that Putin has smallpox stocks. Not even his henchmen have brought this up. This terrifies me more than the nukes.
We saw what COVID did to the world and society at large. Imagine what a disease with 30-40% agonizing mortality would do.
So we are on UA233 right now DEN-SFO and we took a circuitous route to taxi out to the runway. We taxiied out to 35R via Taxiway ED, but then turned south on P7 and then back around to P to get to the runway. However, while were on P we stopped and the flight deck explained that there had been a run...Jump to post
In addition to the other points made here, the 777 fleet underwent a change in the last 10-15 years from 3-3-3 seating to 3-4-3 seating, which improved capacity and CASM. But I think it's also important to understand that airliner technology is at a different point of maturity than it was when the 7...Jump to post
Lol, that’s exactly what they said about the 787 - it was going to change the way planes are built forever. To be fair, it kind of did. The next generation of airliners will be mostly composite. I suspect that Airbus at some point is going to have to bite the bullet and start working on their own f...Jump to post
Thanks for all who answered my post. Somehow it never occurred to me as I was composing my original post that both DXB and DOH are very well known as being TRANSIT airports rather than "ultimate destination" airports. Both the governments of the UAE/Dubai and Qatar have worked very hard t...Jump to post
I don't know if this really counts, but I live in Oakland, CA. I consider both OAK and SFO to be my "home" airports, but we once drove to SJC, which is a good hour, for a cheaper flight to LIH. I don't consider SJC to be one of my "home" airports. And growing up in Detroit, we on...Jump to post