Laker Lufthansa American Best was LH, BOS-FRA. Started take off roll, stopped after a few yards. Taxied off to a corner of the runway and ran up engines repeatedly. Captain explained they had a engine not making full power or maybe a gauge not reading right. Flight engineer swapped gauges one engine...Jump to post
Just got an aircraft change for JFK-FRA on LH 401 for Sept 8. Was set as 748, now 333. Return was 748, now 343. Guess seat sales didn't match earlier optimism. Not helping that the authorities on both sides of the Atlantic keep changing the COVID info and requirements.Jump to post
This fuel savings business is really getting extreme, no? First taxi on one engine, now taxi on none!Jump to post
Our "head in the sand" officials need to visit FRA. Down a level to a train downtown (9 minutes to center) Ten minute walk to the long distance train station for frequent mostly high speed connections to the rest of the country, Holland, France, etc. Car Rental in lowest level garage. That...Jump to post
Well that stinks. Not sharing a work of art such as a 1-11 with the world is just not right. I guess I should have bought Elvis's JetStar - another cool airplane from my youth. Has ANet ever had a discussion on what plane was the loudest? I vote for the 1-11 cause I never heard a Trident which had ...Jump to post
My thinking also. Must be an internationally recognized doc with built in copy barrier. The countries are working on this, but will they agree on one standard? Unlikely. Best to get the test 72 before as a back up. Gives you some more peace of mind also, a good thing to have if you are going on vaca...Jump to post
NearMiss wrote:If the landing was hard, they should call him Ryan.
Vicenza wrote:mxaxai wrote:How do you end up 7 months pregnant without noticing?
It is very possible indeed and, whilst not very common, it is not rare either.
So to me the ETOPS question: Would this bird have made it halfway to HNL (or half way back to land) in this condition? If not, was this the one in ______ (fill in the number if you know it) flights that ETOPS theory was based on? Maybe silly me, but over water I like lots of engines.Jump to post
This is a good one of the Convair 990. Unfortunately there doesn't seem to be any videos of 707/DC-8 with turbojets. They switched to turbofans pretty quickly. https://youtu.be/ClY8cp_F4UU CV 990 was my very first jet flight, Summer of '64. Army PCS from NY-ORD on American. Was pretty cool at the t...Jump to post
Reminds one of those earlier "over the rim" flights at the Grand Canyon, several of which went wrong resulting in rules changes. Still, risky piloting moves and make a mess almost anywhere............Jump to post
TWA also ran some all coach 707's in the late 60's as military charters. I was on one in May of that year, FRA to McGuire AFB. Had a great 21 month tour in Germany, but was never so glad to see a jet plane in my life as many guys were still assigned come back on ships like the Rose, all reporting an...Jump to post
I think Hutchinson was saying the whole thing was avoidable, should never have happened. Not sure he was saying that with all that the crew against them (that laundry list of mistakes) that once lifting off they could/should have saved it. Did he say or imply that?Jump to post
Given the Max matter, airlines probably think FAA is looking at everything right now, so extra caution all around?Jump to post
A year ago May LYS-DUS in an ATR 72 (I think) - 6 passengers including myself.Jump to post
sgbroimp wrote:Mohawk Airlines? Gotta be up there.....
Mohawk Airlines? Gotta be up there.....Jump to post
That being said, I am quite confident they expect very few people to actually take them up on the offer because they know most people will have no clue what metal is operating on their flight and for those who do know it will be operated with a MAX, they are probably already effectively locked-in t...Jump to post
MrBretz wrote:This appears to be good news for Boeing. I use appears since we really don’t know yet. If approved, it’s going to be the safest 737 in the sky. I will probably be more afraid to catch COVID than to fly on one.
Glad you are not hurt, Terry, but strange place for a bike path in my view. How about a scenario where a jet botches a landing, overruns, aborts a TO, etc.? I just don't see airport perimeters and recreation being a good blend zoning-wise, period (or full stop as Terry C. would most likely put it.)Jump to post
Four engines are a dead duck concept most likely. Would you own four cars for you and your wife if you could do fine with two? Four just doubles the cost of almost everything.Jump to post
I used to be in the advertising business myself. Basic rule: Unless a company or airline has an overwhelming market share (50%+) a market building campaign makes no sense even in normal times. When a market has fallen apart for reasons of safely, illness, fear, etc. even a market building campaign s...Jump to post
The real whales - the 747s - are still alive as the cargo versions are busy, in part due to the virus. I've never referred to the A380 as a whale - if forced into using a nickname, I'd call it Uncle Fester. B747 is the Queen of the Sky, do you mind? A380 is the Whale of the Sky. 747 is the Hunchbac...Jump to post
Hail also predicted in CT areaJump to post
LH ran a 310 as I recall when it initiated its second daily JFK-FRA service as LH 404/405. Flew it quite a bit. I want to say mid 80's or early 90's. No issues on JFK-FRA, but the return FRA-JFK was tight due to range/fuel issues and some folks got a "free" stop in Bangor to tank up.The ar...Jump to post
Well, they will start with that group of engines, but that does not mean that after their findings, case closed. They could determine there to be a need to test others, no?Jump to post
Many years ago my wife and I were on a Swissair MD-11 flight that did JFK-ZRH in 5 Hours 40 minutes. Everybody was remarking about how early we landed. One crew told me it was not their record, that being 5:20, probably in either an MD-11 or 747.Jump to post
sgbroimp wrote:FLLspotter747 wrote:Airport fire rescue services are preparing on the livestream, landing should be soon
Almost has to be soon. Sunset is about now. Not a great idea to land in the dark if not necessary.
FLLspotter747 wrote:Airport fire rescue services are preparing on the livestream, landing should be soon
The 737 MAX will not be rebranded. David Calhoun believes the brand name is still strong. And so the clowns continue to run the circus. Skulls thicker than a 737 fuselage. It's really the flying consumer that would be the concern. Is it not the airlines' call as to whether the aircraft model is pri...Jump to post
Woodreau wrote:Reminds me of the inflight photo of the topless flight attendant sitting in the first officer seat a few years ago...
At least the crew on that flight didn't lose their jobs.
Maybe one good thing that comes out of this is that the manufacturers lean a bit harder on the users and repairers of their products to be up to snuff. Are they legally liable for the folks that fly and fix? No. Does it make good business sense (and cheaper in the long run) to do what to can to help...Jump to post
Listen folks, lets take a poll right now: Keeping the Max out of the picture, would you book your wife as a passenger on an NG or any other line aircraft with a Lion Air crew? (I would not as there are serious doubts that the average LA crew could handle much of any curve ball the aircraft or the we...Jump to post