This is my first trip report in a few years - my flights the past few years have consisted of regular domestic business trips and the occasional flight to visit family up and down the US East Coast. I figured my 5th DCA-STL CRJ flight of the year wasn't of interest, especially given the usual assort...Jump to post
There was a (short-lived?) agreement signed by the Saudis and the Ukrainians where Antonov was going to set up a production line outside of Riyadh for the RSAF and other potential Middle Eastern countries. The plan was for the Saudis to buy up to 35 of the jets.Jump to post
I flew IAD-PEK back in 1994, and was routed IAD-ORD-NRT-PEK, all on United. The IAD-ORD-PEK flight had the same flight number, although we changed planes from a 757 to 744 at ORD. NRT-PEK was on a 742.Jump to post
More often than not, this happens for me at DCA - it's not worth it if your flight lands early as you'll always have to wait for a gate to open.Jump to post
Dominion301 wrote:Maybe you were on a Dash 8-100 in the 39 seat configuration where row 1 on the starboard side of the aircraft faced row 2. Mixing up to separate trips perhaps?
Anyone buying US domestic F for the catering needs their head checked. The appeal for me is the legroom; I'm tall and the ability to sit comfortably on a flight is much appreciated.Jump to post
I drove DC-Boston once and after I got home I swore I'd never complain about the cost of airfare again! I regularly travel DC-NY, and have driven, flown, and taken the train and driving is by far my preferred method - especially since I'm not staying in the city proper. My fly vs. drive pain thresho...Jump to post
Last trip was at the end of February IAD-CLT-MYR r/t to visit my in-laws. I've since had a trio of work trips cancelled: IAD-CLT-SEA-DFW-IAD and DCA-STL-DCA at the end of March, and another IAD-CLT-SEA-CLT-IAD trip for early June cancelled. And of course, all three were already booked, so even thoug...Jump to post
USAir had that exact configuration on their DC9s before merging with Piedmont in 1989, but AFAIK they didn't fly that route non-stop. Did you connect or fly another time as a UM? I did fly ISP-DCA non-stop as a UM several years later with USAir - but it was on a Dash 8. I could be mis-remembering t...Jump to post
Only flew them once - on the ISP-IAD flight as a UM coming home from visiting my grandparents. I remember boarding the DC-9 in ISP via airstairs, and vaguely recall sitting in row 1 which was in a club configuration facing backwards towards row 2. Is that right? I've never been able to find a NYA se...Jump to post
The Textron furloughs are being staggered between March 23 through May 29. I know my aerospace industry employer is trying to work out how we can have 'virtual' summer interns since we are all working remote, but they haven't announced a final plan yet. Textron is a good company, but if you've got o...Jump to post
Wouldn't be shocked at all if the author was a user on here, taking whatever random ideas show up in some of these threads, and then making them into articles on that site. Stranger things have happened They read like some of the thread starters I've seen here. I'm also a fan of their 'What happene...Jump to post
A DC-based AA FF here - with one exception where I flew Spirit (1/4 the price of AA all-in and a N/S flight vs. a CLT layover on a holiday weekend) - I've only flown AA for the past 6+ years. From my experience AA is a fine airline, but when IRROPS happen, things do tend to go to hell in a handbaske...Jump to post
I've flown COS-DEN and TUS-PHX, and according to my FlightMemory, the TUS-PHX flight was 2 minutes faster! (UA E170 vs. AA CR9)Jump to post
Actually, I did have this happen to me once- I was flying MCO-IAD on United, and we got one of the Star Alliance logojets. An elderly passenger saw the plane pull into the gate, and went up to the podium and demanded to be put on a different flight, because he wanted to fly on United, not "what...Jump to post
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!