Arion640 wrote:The beginning of the end for Concorde. An end that was probably coming no later than 2007/2008, but still!
20 years on and people still cling to the same ridiculous arguments about this accident to try and absolve Continental of blame... It’s absurd. If the debris doesn’t fall off, the crash doesn’t happen. Simple. true if the debris doesn't fall, the accident doesn't append. That's indeed a chain react...Jump to post
Jet Airways failed due to the corruption of the Indian billionaire scene combined with the rising populaity of low cost airlines. It's nothing to do with flights to the US. And a poor product, airberlin style half-FSC/half-LCC model, Jet Konnect-JetLite fiasco, a misguided acquisition and a billion...Jump to post
That's good that you were able to get on the 83 last year. What airline was it? I only flew on two MD-83s. One was on American, and the other on Allegiant. Most of my flights on MD airplanes, were the 88 or 90. That's was with Far Eastern Air Transport (FE). They, unfortunately, went burst in Decem...Jump to post
Thank for the great report. You are really lucky to be able to get 2 flights on the MD88. I never had the chance to log a 88. Luckily I managed to get 2 last flights on a 83 last year in Taiwan.Jump to post
3. the MDs
that's sad enough. can't htink of 4 or 5
UAL777UK wrote:Really sad to hear about the 747 but no great surprise. Unfortunately this beauty will be hard to spot in the next year or so, let alone get on one to travel.
It is not that uncommon in Asia because of the LCCs here like AirAsia, Jetstar....
I did it a few time in SIN, DMK and KUL. It is a bit time consuming but if you have the time why not.... I have the feeling it will be far less common in the post COVID world
What about the current United Airlines flight 155? https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Island_Hopper HNL - Honolulu, Hawaii, United States MAJ - Majuro Atoll, Marshall Islands KWA - Kwajalein Atoll, Marshall Islands KSA - Kosrae, Federated States of Micronesia PNI - Pohnpei, Federated States of Micronesi...Jump to post
PI4EVR wrote:You can book it on United.com as UA877 a 787-9. Fares start at $158 USD Basic Economy up to $1251 for J.
Not likely you'd fly Cathay or Singapore at those prices.
Thanks The UA call centre said it will not pick up passengers. Geeeez Singapore - Hong Kong is served by Singapore Airlines and Cathay. Why on earth would you book United Airlines if those two are an option? because as a fifth freedom flight, it will most likely be very cheap like it used to be in ...Jump to post
UTA, a French airline that was later taken over by AF, used to fly to Noumea in the Pacific in the 80s with a route that could be as long as CDG-BAH-SIN-CGK-SYD-NOU. The plane could go back or continue to PPT, LAX and back to CDG. I have flown CDG-BAH-SIN-CGK-NOU in 1982. My family spent two years ...Jump to post
We used to fly like this. But don’t forget flying was a “privilege” for most people at that time and “Exonomy” class was not what it used be...Jump to post
PH-BFV operating KL886 HKG-AMS today (27/06/20). such a great sigh to see her lining up here. I'll miss youJump to post
Definitely the 747
The md-88.. sadly will never log on
The Electra was successful in military use as P3-Orion.
Seems risky to start a project like this in the current market situation. Even if they find a partner it would be a risk for Embraer. I don’t think it’s the best idea to take such a risk in the current situation. There is always a risk when you start a project. You never know what the market condit...Jump to post
That died a very quick death when ALPA dug it's heels in and determined the real reason was to use the videos for potential disciplinary action. And you are justifying the use of CCTVs for the exact same thing. As long as the number of takeoffs and landings are equal and no limits are busted, we ca...Jump to post
In most industry people are already under cctv monitoring, so why not airlines staff? Passengers, aren’t they already under it désulfites what airlines say Maybe where you live, but my country still has quite rigorous privacy laws. You have to have very good reasons to install a camera on the work ...Jump to post
In most industry people are already under cctv monitoring, so why not airlines staff? Passengers, aren’t they already under it désulfites what airlines say Really???? Can you provide a source for your statement? Let's see a CCTV system put into an operating room or even a voice recorder which also ...Jump to post
Dieuwer wrote:This will end only one way: A Total Ban on Chinese carriers flying to the US.
As for the 747 is concerned, you can also count the TG birds, I doubt we will see them again unfortunately. But the 747 retirement was well underway. Covid has just accelerated the process and the biggest part of those 747 are in their 20s. The youngest, the CI ones are around 15. The 747 survived a...Jump to post
look like the TG bird will never fly again, at last as passengers birdsJump to post
Although noisy, the 'cramped' element was the result of most carriers going to 10 abreast. I remember Air Canada's 777-300ERs when they were new and 9 abreast, super comfortable ride, tons of personal space in Y, great interior overall. When they went high-density the change was dramatic, everythin...Jump to post
Horrible plane. Has made Boeing lot of money and tortured passengers around the world. Noisy and cramped. Although noisy, the 'cramped' element was the result of most carriers going to 10 abreast. I remember Air Canada's 777-300ERs when they were new and 9 abreast, super comfortable ride, tons of p...Jump to post
Vasu wrote:How do we know that the last 747-400 operator will be Lufthansa?
WGN's N344KD has been at SHV (WGN's maintenance shop) since the night before Christmas, after helping out at Peak. They've been trying to get her back in the air for a couple of weeks, including an aborted flight to ANC on 5/2, and two short (and aborted) test flights on Friday and Saturday of this...Jump to post
Hkg: blue dart aviation 752F todayJump to post
well I guess it depends if you purely mean to reach the airport or really go there with your luggage to catch a flight. But I walked several time from my home in Hongkong (Tungchung) to the airportJump to post
Dreamlifter N718BA just landing in HKG from Charleston Via ANCJump to post
somehow HND doesn't look like it (at least T1 and T2) but it is a massive placeJump to post
HKG, a few things I've seen from my house
yesterday HKG had a RoyalFlight 752 pickup up some stuffJump to post
Not a schedule flight but today in HongKong we had an Aegean A320 doing ATH-hkg and back with a tech stop in ALAJump to post
there have been some unusual visitor in HKG. The Olympus 757 is coming every few days, Dreamlifter was here last week. Also Asia Pacific 757 was here last week.
Today there was a Aegean A320N here, I assume for some cargo flying to ATH via ALA
Last trip in January : HKG-BKK-CEI-BKK-PNH-HKG
Don't see it on HKG's cargo arrival page https://www.hongkongairport.com/en/flights/arrivals/cargo.page If it's performing any medical supplies flight, it's not flying it on behalf of any airlines. Flightradar is showing it flies into HKG from NGO with flight number 5Y8944 (Atlas Air), which operat...Jump to post