November 3, 2018 - AA1556 DFW-IAD on N962TW. Sitting in my favorite seat; 3F. I'd been commuting for work between IAD and DFW every other week for almost 3 years, and that was my last trip before changing jobs, so I got to fly on a decent number of AA's remaining MD-80s at the time. I will miss the ...Jump to post
Lived in 4: Maryland New York Arizona Virginia Visited 27+DC: Maine New Hampshire Vermont Massachusetts Rhode Island Connecticut New Jersey Pennsylvania Delaware West Virginia North Carolina South Carolina Georgia Florida Ohio Tennessee Alabama Indiana Wisconsin (For Oshkosh!!!) Illinois Missouri Mi...Jump to post
This is also very common at DCA with AA, especially if you aren't going in / out of Gate 35X. At least with DCA if you're sitting on the left side of the plane, you've got a scenic view of downtown DC as you're waiting in the penalty box on the north side of the airport. Worst for me there was we ar...Jump to post
Very nice gesture, but I can also hear the MSP controllers going "hey, Winnipeg!"Jump to post
Gates A1-A6 at IAD are all ramp boarding gates - used by United Express. And enjoy Gate 35X at DCA while you can - the new replacement concourse is set to open in 2021.Jump to post
On a side note, 8,000ft is just 8000 or 080 — the US doesn't transition to flight levels until FL180, but it does vary by country, so it can cause confusion. A lot of things in aviation are standardized, but this is a notable exception. Yeah, I know - I was trying to be tongue-in-cheek implying we ...Jump to post
I flew HPN-DCA last year on a Trans States ER4 where we maxed out at only 8,000 feet! The captain actually announced it during his 'welcome on-board' speech, and I was convinced I'd misheard him, but I checked FR24 when I got home, and sure enough, our altitude topped out at FL08. The weather that d...Jump to post
Moose - those are some great pics!
I've only seen the Blues, T-Birds, and Snowbirds, and would have to rank them Snowbirds, Blue Angels, then Thunderbirds. Will absolutely be keeping an eye out for where and when the Reds are performing next year...
Bring back New York Air's IAD-ISP route (especially if you also bring back the DC-9s that operated it!)Jump to post
Pretty boring collection for me. Only 12 flights, I had honestly thought there were more:
4x BA B741 - R/Ts JFK-LHR and IAD-LHR
1x VS B742 - JFK-LHR
1x UA B742 - NRT-PEK
3x BA B744 - 1 IAD-LHR R/T and a single LHR-JFK
1x VS B744 - LHR-JFK
2x UA B744 - ORD-NRT and HKG-SFO
The storm is a huge bust so far in the DC region I've got 3.5 inches so far in Herndon, and the weather guessers on TV are saying 6-10 total for me, so I'm halfway there... That flight made it in on its second attempt. I heard it pass overhead and could only think of what a shock the pax on that fl...Jump to post
I'll confess - this one has me a little nervous - I'm flying DCA-BOS around noon Thursday, and I'm waiting for AA to cancel my flight at the last minute due to any lingering effects of the storm.Jump to post
DCA What they can't transfer one of there other Slots over? I'm pretty sure they can run the route if there determined to. Sadly, DCA-ISP is one of the routes they had to give up in the slot divestiture. They've tried to acquire more slots expressly to bring ISP back, but have been rejected so far....Jump to post
I'm going to cheat a bit (because I can't decide) and say for historic propliner it would be the Lockheed Constellation. For a historic jetliner, the BAC 1-11.
That said, ask me tomorrow and my answer will change though
Pre-merger AA? Nothing but MD-80s. As far as the eye could see, MD-80s. I do feel the in-flight experience has gotten stingier, but can't really say they are better or worse than any of the other legacies. I'm loyal to them because they offer the only non-stops on the routes I need to fly for work a...Jump to post
Row 22 on the L-US A321s are pure torture. These are the exit row seats right behind the wings - there are only seats B/C and D/E, but they are narrower with the tray tables in the arm rests. Not worth the extra leg room! Otherwise, I haven't had any comfort issues in the regular coach seats on thes...Jump to post
tomaheath wrote:Nice report! I live in Manchester glade you had a good visit!
OK - thanks. I've changed photo editing software, and am now playing around with adobe lightroom. Here's my latest efforts. Thanks again as always. http://i68.tinypic.com/ab3vig.jpg http://i64.tinypic.com/2howprd.jpg http://i66.tinypic.com/fmrtzp.jpg http://i64.tinypic.com/2z7pq4o.jpgJump to post
I had the opportunity to attend the annual fly-in at the New Hampshire Aviation Museum at the Manchester airport flying there in a Cessna 170B owned by a family member. But first, I had to get to New Hampshire from my home in northern Virginia, so this report will cover both my DCA-MHT round-trip on...Jump to post
11725Flyer wrote:I've never taken an offer to be bumped. Maybe someday.
AAL191 at ORD in 1979 - there was the infamous picture of the DC-10 rolling over, missing the left-hand engine. I believe that image helped the investigators prove the aircraft was losing hydraulic fluid due to the way the engine broke off the wing.Jump to post
Will DCA be "full" in 5 years? 10 years? I would argue DCA is full NOW - the new RJ concourse isn't going to solve any of the main congestion issues. Metro to IAD will help, but I'm concerned the length of the trip, especially from downtown proper, will be a turn-off, and DCA will remain ...Jump to post
I've flown N767UW twice - once with USAirways MYR-CLT back in 2012, then again in 2015 2 days after the USAirways / American integration from CLT-DCA. Probably counts as cheating though, since it had yet to be repainted at that point!
This is also the 'slow' season for travel to Europe from the US; when I still had family living in the UK, we would always try and visit in February, as the flights would tend to be empty - we would always have extra space. On one memorable flight, we each wound up with an entire row to ourselves in...Jump to post
Largest: A380 (BA, Emirates, and formerly AF)
Smallest: Cessna 208 (Southern Airways Express)
Both my first A330 and A340 flights were swapped out for different equipment. First, my scheduled A340-300 with Virgin was replaced by a 747-200 - what turned out to be my last flight on the type. Then my first scheduled A330 flight with Sabena was replaced by an A340-200 - again, not complaining as...Jump to post
readytotaxi wrote:I did that, June that year, very young man then.
how proactive are the customs staff at IAD? I think they are fairly proactive, I've seen articles like this fairly regularly (although this isn't what I wanted to hear first thing on the morning news today...) My favorite is still this guy from 2010: http://www.bizjournals.com/washington/news/2010/...Jump to post
Report from the local NBC station alleging the mobile lounges still in use at IAD are unsafe because there have been 2 minor accidents in the past year. The way it was being advertised, I think it's just advertising revenue click-bait, but clearly something the MWAA doesn't need right now. http://ww...Jump to post
Here in DC, the pending move of the National Zoo's 3-year old Panda back to China is all over the news. https://www.washingtonpost.com/local/the-zoo--and-washington--prepares-to-say-goodbye-to-its-miracle-giant-panda/2017/02/10/7838e5f6-eee1-11e6-9973-c5efb7ccfb0d_story.html?utm_term=.e25c68dbf1cf W...Jump to post
sjk737 wrote:Wow that's a lot of sparks! Looks like it reaches back to the horizontals. What plane is this?
Here's a different pic (without that stupid dust spot) that I've been fairly aggressively editing for the sake of practice. The histogram looks like it is a little over-exposed, and the area around the registration / tail is probably kinda soft. Is this assessment right? What about noise? The origin...Jump to post
What do people think about these pics- the first pair is a shot 'as-is', and then one where I brightened it a bit after the fact. Original - https://s5.postimg.org/mnz93ymmb/C_FEJL_20617_TF_V1.jpg Edited - https://s5.postimg.org/fyxb1oqo3/C_FEJL_20617_TF_V2.jpg I'd also appreciate pre-submittal feed...Jump to post
I was under the impression a lot of the debt came from the construction of the third parallel runway (1L / 19R), the AeroTrain system intended to replace the mobile lounges, and the extension of Terminal B. I think all of this was done with the initial (highly flawed) construction schedule for the M...Jump to post
Two years ago the Today Show did a live report from the runway. I remember hearing there was a big push to get as many aircraft out there as possible for the segment.
That's correct, much too dark. Your earlier attempts were much better in that regard. Yep - thanks. The sun wasn't in the best position yet for that one; I only took the shot because it was a logojet. Here's another one I took later that day with a better sun angle; is it still too dark? I'm also c...Jump to post