If this has been discussed at some point my apologies for a re-post............ So with the folding wings, how does it work procedure wise? Do they unfold the wing tips as soon as they push back or do they have to wait until they get to the runway? If the latter is the case could that cause small de...Jump to post
On some engines there is growling sound before the fans have even spooled up as well as at full power when it is growl and buzz. Anybody that ever flew on an L-1011 knows that sound. The buzz only happened at takeoff but the growl happened anytime during flight when power was increased. Those early...Jump to post
Huh, I figured that (at least in UAs case) they had a media server loaded with movies and I connected to the planes local wifi when I watched a movie on the app. No data use and no in seat monitor.Jump to post
How much of it is the airlines fault? EVERY company (especially large ones like AA) have idiots that work for them. This is an example of an idiot. In many cases you don't know someone is an idiot until they are put into a scenario that shows they are an idiot.Jump to post
I've seen a BA 747 (ORD) get its brakes sprayed at the gate after an emergency landing due to a medical issue on board. Landed, hit the brakes HARD and went right to the gate (I believe it was a heart attack IIRC). There was no fire, but they were hot.Jump to post
Unfortunately it appears that the concept of "caveat emptor" and self accountability, while endangered species during Generation X, has since become officially extinct. As an expensive and important of a tool as we are lead to believe here, is it too much to ask to do your own homework? I...Jump to post
Former T4 at ORD until 1993 when T5 opened. 4 "gates" (41-44, no idea why they were numbered that way) where pax would board buses and be taken to the hardstands where they would use air-stairs. That was fun in the rain or when it was 2 degrees outside.Jump to post
What is their incentive to draw customers from A or B? 1) Reliability/safety? Both A & B have decades of experience and have learned through their failures and have aircraft with incredibly high safety records in the commercial sector 2) Price? If A or B were concerned they'd "could" j...Jump to post
Too bad they don't level T5 and start over. It's a dump. It's far from a dump, but I do think it's not impressive as an international gateway anymore, especially compared to asian airports like SIN or ICN. Fortunately, it's being downgraded to a "regular" terminal with a mix of int'l, dom...Jump to post
Too bad they don't level T5 and start over. It's a dump.Jump to post
"cockpit issue". diverted back to PEK. Any info on what the issue was?
Aren't AED's designed to stop an abnormal heart rhythm's and not jump start a person in full cardiac arrest? From my training as a non healtcare provider this was made clear to us. This is very different than healtcare personnel and the equipment they use In that situation you always hook up the AE...Jump to post
Care to explain your justification about the safety of twins being "inherently" dangerous? Would to see some factual justification..... You are over water and six hours away from the nearest airport and suddenly half of your engines shut down. Factual justification - Amelia Earhart. ..and...Jump to post
Airline service has gone in the toilet the last decade or 2 and part of the reason is subset of people don't care how crappy the experience is as long as they get from A to B alive and don't require medical attention when they get to B. I mainly fly AA: Now I have to pay $80 just to select an exit r...Jump to post
http://nypost.com/2017/09/06/delta-flight-races-hurricane-irma-to-puerto-rico-and-wins/ when you make the New York Post, a tabloid rag, for being voluntarily "gutzy" and it involves your pilot certificate and an airliner with people on it...you're doing something risky and questionable. A...Jump to post
No hats off. It's stupid. If av fans are cringing, imagine what the pilots are thinking. What if plane needed maintenance? What if someone got sick delaying departure? What if what if what if? Moronic. Stupid. Avoidable. I'm going to go out on a limb here and say Delta probably has a better underst...Jump to post
I worked at ORD in the early 90s through late 00s. I walked around T5 as it was being built and worked in it since day 1. It's a dump. Even the construction was shoddy. Improving the dining experience couldn't have been that hard since it was horrible to begin (MC Ds, a sad facsimile of Unos pizza,...Jump to post
I worked at ORD in the early 90s through late 00s. I walked around T5 as it was being built and worked in it since day 1. It's a dump. Even the construction was shoddy. Improving the dining experience couldn't have been that hard since it was horrible to begin (MC Ds, a sad facsimile of Unos pizza, ...Jump to post
Isn't Lufthansa's "thing" in Chicago to depart from Terminal 1? Yes, but all International Flights arrive at T5, except for the pre-clearance ones... Right. But this would also require the departure from T5. Not sure LH or UA for that matter (which facilitates a lot of connections) would ...Jump to post
Huh, I spent all my years over at T5 so I never saw the jetway belt loaders. Interesting.Jump to post
I've seen bags fall off the top of a belt loader many times, mostly when unloading bulk. One gets turned, jams gainst the guard rail if it's up and the one behind it slides off. I can remember many bags taking the plunge from bulk off of an MU MD-11 at ORD back in the day. However the video is stran...Jump to post
Maybe they didn't even tell her what the problem was.
JL "Why is the plane so quiet now, is something wrong?"
Pilot "Uhhhh, no...uhhh....we are testing a new silent landing mode. Eliminates noise pollution"
This is the part that is the most concerning to me.
Jump to postTwo of those flights allegedly occurred after the FAA had notified United that it had not performed the inspection.
Maybe a naive question, but if a smaller number of engines achieve higher efficiency, would we see a single engine narrow body in the future? Some fighter jets only have a single jet engine. I am no engineer, so would appreciate if someone can answer this. No we will not. Redundancy is required. In...Jump to post
If you've ever sat up front, when those warnings go off in the cockpit, EVERYBODY hears them, including the people in the first several rows of the cabin. they are LOUD, on purpose, to make sure the crew notices them. Exactly. It's easy to hear the various audible warnings from the flight deck. I g...Jump to post
I've had several people say that he actually did voluntarily leave the A/C then changed his mind and went back on (before security was involved). If this is true doesn't it kill the argument that he was already boarded and he really has no rights at that point Some evidence please. I'm trying to fi...Jump to post
I've had several people say that he actually did voluntarily leave the A/C then changed his mind and went back on (before security was involved). If this is true doesn't it kill the argument that he was already boarded and he really has no rights at that pointJump to post
Once IDB starts, you can't entertain sob stories and then allow people to weasel out. And this is not a protest where passive resistence is appropriate. But he was already boarded. Thats where the issue is. From what I've read once the ass is in the seat an airlines case for IDB shrink drastically ...Jump to post
Just another reason to never fly that dumpster fire of an airline.Jump to post
Those A/C will have really high utilization. 19hours/day. How long will one sit until it goes back out?Jump to post
Looks like Samsung is trying to make it a little easier at the airports
https://www.engadget.com/2016/10/18/sam ... -exchange/
<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/UAEflyer" class="quote" target="_blank">UAEflyer</a> (<a href="#6" class="quote">Reply 6</a>):<br/><i/></font></td></tr></table><table border="0...Jump to post
I didn't see it in that video but I wonder if the cabin crew went around and tried to talk to some of the more hysterical passengers to calm them down, there were 2 or 3 in the video that stood out from the rest of the people in the cabin. Looked like the plane was smooth by the time the video was r...Jump to post
<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quote:<br/><i> do not assume it's acceptable to just wander in and loiter or do your sweaty stretches. It's the equivalent of someone climbing on your office desk to do t...Jump to post
Even though Concorde never gained traction it was still revolutionary. It cut flight times in 1/2 of what they are today on the trips it made. Sadly the costs and noise couldn't be overcome. I realize that both of my example had to do with speed specifically but there are other things as well. One e...Jump to post
What will the next revolutionary advance be? We've seen many improvements but I'd say the last revolutionary advance (and later demise) was Concorde. I'd also consider the jump from props to jets in commercial aviation a revolutionary advance. Though a big advancement, the 787 doesn't change the way...Jump to post
T5 gates are assigned by <acronym title="Air Canada">AC</acronym> type and schedule. Some time ago airlines used to get "their" gates, for example <acronym title="British Airways">BA</acronym> could count on getting M11 every day both both flights. Those days are mostly gone as the schedule doesn't ...Jump to post
<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quote:<br/><i> Celebrity? The last time he was in a movie shown as in-flight entertainment it was on a DC-3. He's been a washed-up has-been for decades. </i></font></td><...Jump to post
Yes, but it doesn't say anything if you just go book a ticket. I'm saying since this particular item is something that is: a) now popular b) was allowed until very recently. I saw them taken as carry-ons when I flew in September. Point B is the key. It probably wouldn't hurt to add it (for a while) ...Jump to post