Several go-arounds per FR24 and switchback patterns coming into the 19's.Jump to post
Something even more of a headscratcher: Why did FX decide not to use aftermarket winglets on the MD-10s? Seems like the type of company that would have tried such a thing.Jump to post
I had an opportunity to watch the film last night, and all things considered, not a bad effort. Though I wasn't a big fan of the daisy-chain storyline for the Craig Bond films. I tend to prefer more of the individual stories like Goldfinger and the Moore/Dalton/Brosnan Bond film series. Though this ...Jump to post
From watching YouTube airport walkthrough videos, I notice the gate E10 jetway is missing. This is also confirmed on Google Maps with the most recent historical view set. Anyone know if this jetway will be added back? YouTube video (time marker 10:15-10:29) Walkthrough Miami International Airport MI...Jump to post
LCDFlight wrote:I don't think "the Holocaust" should be taught as a unique thing in history.
Mainland wrote:Looks like they have 15/33 open now. Had a few rare departures on 4 while both main runways were down.
What’s the scoop with Bergen, Norway? Big business hub or something? I've read anecdotes that this boom in Norwegian tourism is driven by the Disney movie "Frozen." https://www.travelweekly.com/Europe-Travel/Insights/Frozen-fever-again-going-around-in-Scandinavia Source: Travel WeeklyJump to post
Is an "alternative perspective" another term for........theory?Jump to post
Pretty sure MKE is set up this way if I recall correctly and SJC as well. Both have baggage across the roadway from check in and you cross over from second level. Interesting with MKE on the Historic Aerials website, the 1980/1981 overhead shot shows the current baggage claim building as being the ...Jump to post
Aren't schools gun-free zones? I don't condone the actions of the shooter, nor do I endorse the post-bail celebration, but this is Texas we are talking about with regards to guns. Perhaps this didn't get press since there were no fatalities, and the NRA would prefer to keep it that way especially a...Jump to post
Gruden was a great coach but this is just very poor judgment - it makes zero sense to talk about people in racial terms that way, especially when so many colleagues are of that race. Mind-bogglingly stupid. He took over a team with a fantastic defense built by Tony Dungy, I've never been that impre...Jump to post
TPA expects blue side express curbside lanes should be completed before the Thanksgiving rush.
Tampa International Airport's express curbside to open before holiday rush
Source: Tampa Bay Business Journal
Does Key West (EYW) count? I don't think the check-in and baggage claim are connected by a walkway, but they are 2 separate buildings. Ahh yes, the EYW ticketing and car rental building built on top of the parking lot back in '08. The former Terminal 6 Sundrome at JFK would be the only other facili...Jump to post
The Cyber Ninjas CEO was a no-show to appear before a House subcommittee meeting on October 6th:
Cyber Ninjas CEO declines US House request to testify at Arizona audit hearing
Source: KTAR News
President Xi Jinping proposes "reunification" with Taiwan:
China's Xi vows 'reunification' with Taiwan
Source: Reuters via YouTube
From the Captain Markovitch spotting videos - FDX 1751 landing Runway 10 (time marker 14:21-16:41) after operating MCO-TPA and flying over Rocky Point and the Dana Shores subdivision (aka mini-Venice). I bet those residents were not happy with a 757 flying over their homes at 7am. https://www.youtub...Jump to post
Tulsa (TUL) has such a setup. I think it makes for a more pleasant arrival since in the more traditional terminals, your first impression of the place will be waiting in a low ceiling, windowless or little natural light baggage claim. The split setup allows both departures and arrivals to have airy...Jump to post
Anyone know where to read about the history and evolution of the boarding pass? I remember the carbon copy paper tickets from the 1980's (which I presume was also used during the 1970's and maybe the 1960's as well?). And when did the tickets and passes with the magnetic strips on the back begin ma...Jump to post
UA seasonal P2P returning to TPA & RSW for Winter 2021-2022:
RSW confirmed: CMH, IND, MKE, CLE, PIT
TPA confirmed: CLE
https://hub.united.com/2021-10-07-unite ... 47091.html
The boarding pass has evolved over the years. At first, they were almost identical to the traditional paper ticket printed on company ticket stock or plain card stock with much of the same information as a traditional paper ticket on it, minus the ticket number, fare, and other purchasing informati...Jump to post
How many airports have this setup? Ticketing is ground level, and the baggage claim is in a separate building accessible by an elevated walkway. Curious as to why this design was selected (especially with the PHL 1970's expansion) over keeping ticketing and baggage claim in the same landside buildin...Jump to post
Red Air plans TPA-SDQ x3 weekly. Doesn't indicate anticipated start date. https://ticotimes.net/2021/10/04/airline-plans-to-connect-costa-rica-with-caribbean Feels like a PAWA Dominicana-like airline. Wish them the best of luck, but they're starting up at a wrong time. I do think if someone other t...Jump to post
As of now, DL international flights arrive at Terminal E - because it is the only CIS facility at the airport - but departing flights leave from Terminal A. If I recall correctly, Delta built Terminal A with room for CIS facilities, but the government decided there wasn't enough traffic to have suc...Jump to post
Last weekend (9/25-9/26), Trump held a rally in Perry, GA, declaring he won AZ.
At Georgia Rally, Trump Falsely Claims Arizona Audit Found He Won in Maricopa County
September 30 is the last day for legacy airline service to SWF, HVN, and IPT as American Eagle will be discontinuing their flights. HVN and IPT have been served since the 1930's by AA, UA, TW, and/or AL/US. AA first began service to SWF in 1990 and prior to that had service to POU, Poughkeepsie, NY...Jump to post
https://www.tampabay.com/news/business/2021/09/28/tampa-airport-gets-5-new-frontier-routes-including-new-york-green-bay/ 5 new routes for F9 at TPA. Also different than the typical announcements we have become accustomed to seeing (*insert destinations*- MCO/SoFlo/TPA/RSW), where this time only TPA...Jump to post
American is now advertising the opportunity to fly the 777 on various domestic routes. I had the chance to fly the 777-200 on BOS-MIA, back on July 31st. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CD_3rSpM-ik Aircraft: N760AN 20,000 miles to book one-way BOS-MIA-EYW in First Class; full lie-flat for the BOS-M...Jump to post
It depends on how different the engine overhaul is. Remember the MD-90 shared the same basic V2500 as found on thousands of A320s, but it is different enough that ultimately by the end only one shop was qualified to work on it. I agree. Same engine but different piping systems to connect to the eng...Jump to post
DL clearly has an Airbus preference, and will continue to stay like that under Bastian, but it also knows from a supply chain perspective that exclusivity always costs more in the long-run. If 'exclusivity always costs more in the long-run', using that logic, surely Southwest is more likely to chan...Jump to post
Political pressures trump these types of decisions in the U.S. airline industry. A congressman/woman will inquire to DL about why it hasn't purchased Boeing equipment as of late at the behest of Boeing. These days corporations tell congress what to do, not the other way around. Is Boeing not a corp...Jump to post
Let’s not get too excited until they officially report. For all we know this could be a fake leak and they’ll really pull a fast one. Or, it could be that they’ve known these numbers all along and it’s taken them this long to come up with an alternate narrative. Are they waiting for the next electi...Jump to post
There should be an observation tower or observation wheel built in Downtown Fort Worth or close to Downtown as the city currently does not have such an attraction. Downtown Dallas has Reunion Tower year round with the Texas Star and Top O Tower at Fair Park open during the State Fair. Grapevine has...Jump to post
Article sums it up: https://airlineweekly.com/2021/09/delta-ceo-says-place-for-boeings-737-max-in-fleet/ I still doubt they'll do it without getting MRO on that specific engine variant from CFM. Personally hope that neither happens, as it's nice to have a major airline option that allows avoidance ...Jump to post
You can forget any more hypothetical mergers that everybody constantly talks about … at least under this DOJ (and likely under most admins) I disagree. Air carriers can argue that the networks have shrunken driven by COVID-19. That was the whole premise of the DOJ - airlines are too big! And we've ...Jump to post
The US is most desirable because they will be able to get a job and send money home, and most importantly they won't be deported since right now, the administration doesn't want to enforce the laws. Am I missing something? Are there not Border Patrol cowboys whipping the migrants at the border and ...Jump to post
CM will be competing for ATL O&D which, while meaningful, is nothing like MIA or NYC to Copa's markets. They be competing with 1-stops against DL non-stops to many markets. They'll get zero traction with Atlanta corporate accounts. They'll need some luck. :checkmark: Assuming post-COVID demand,...Jump to post
My smoothest take off I probably had in an A380. It didn't even feel like we were rotating that much, it was more like the plane just started levitating and only afterwards I felt a stronger nose up pitch. :checkmark: And I'll add the A330 and A340. You just don't feel the gravitational forces pres...Jump to post
Ziyulu wrote:Back then in the early 2000s when US carriers got rid of meals domestically, did a lot of folks lose their jobs?
Thanks for providing these stats jplatts. Here are the number of passengers, number of seats, and load factors for WN flights out of TPA in June 2021: ATL-TPA - 30203 passengers, 35314 seats, 85.53% load factor BNA-TPA - 21666 passengers, 23692 seats, 91.45% load factor BNA has a bit of ways to go, ...Jump to post
Despite poor optics/timing vis-a-vis recent US aid to airlines, I see great business wisdom behind this. Is it really though? Is this the right time to play strategic "long games" in alliances, especially since US-Brazil isn't going to go gangbusters anytime soon? Should that money be sav...Jump to post
Hopefully Governor Newsom has been humbled by this [rather expensive] process.
All things considered, I would say 2022 is for his to lose.
But where does this put California Republicans?
Does the GOP try to convince Governor Abbott to help them move to Texas?
I saw that a new charted approach was created called the Park Visual, which mimics the path of the current and long-used Expressway Visual to Runway 31 at LGA, and I imagine this new procedure is named since it overflies Prospect Park in Brooklyn. Since the Park Visual is RNAV-based, is the intent t...Jump to post