my personal opinion is that the MAX is inherently unsafe and will crash again in short order after having the grounding lifted. they simply pushed the limits of what the frame can do too far. (...) what aviation experience do you have to state that the Max is inherently unsafe and will crash soon a...Jump to post
Boof02671 wrote:fallap wrote:Re-open the 757 production line and recycle all existing 737 MAX into new parts. There, Boeing, I saved your company.
There is no 757 assembly line to reopen, no tooling and no parts.
Lufthansa had their classy scheme with the yellow crane, and now... shake my head. Last week I saw two Lufthansa aircraft parked close to each other at the B-pier of Schiphol. One had the old livery, the other the new colours. I must say the former colours don't look that classy compared to the lat...Jump to post
Aviation taxes don't work, there have been numerous scientific investigations about it and they all have the same outcome. They harm the economy and have zero impact on the environment. Every flight less from one country is one flight more from another. I wouldn't be so sure about that. I remember ...Jump to post
You could say Icelandair is arguably the largest in Iceland, or possibly tied with Icelandic Glacial water. Icelandic Glacial Water? Never heard of it. Two brands that come to my mind when I think of Iceland are the airline Wow Air and the bank Icesave. Both companies collapsed which caused quite s...Jump to post
I have traveled the world and have checked several dozen airport hotel locations and none tops THE ATLANTA RENAISSANCE FOR AN AIRPLANE ENTHUSIAST...Sit out on your private balcony and enjoy the sights, the sounds, the smell of the Delta action........case closed.... Indeed an amazing place for avia...Jump to post
I refuse to accept propagandist government website that uses ironic “cartoons” https://wattsupwiththat.com/2019/07/12/new-paper-no-experimental-evidence-for-the-significant-anthropogenic-climate-change/ Why do you quote an entire discussion to add a reply of one sentence? I am sure there are other ...Jump to post
Europe is playing a dangerous game here. We all need to be environmentally conscious but buying into this "flight shaming" drama is a bridge too far. Why would it be dangerous to fly a little less? First off, commercial aviation has made great strides in terms of efficiency and the carbon...Jump to post
Fewer burgers sold equals less money made by the company which is the whole reason to have a business rather than being "woke". Not if the price of the burgers goes up a little to compensate for this. People not always go for the cheapest product. They are willing to pay more if a busines...Jump to post
ME270, again: why are a few daily flights ridiculous compared to millions of very short drives (less than a few kilometers)? And what does your personal complaint about KLM add to this discussion? Nothing at all. I love KLM (and many other airlines, but not Air France) and will continue to fly them ...Jump to post
Related to the thread and the BRU question: yes, of course this is connecting traffic. Nobody in their right mind would fly BRU-AMS locally. I would. A few weeks ago I actually booked a return ticket from Amsterdam to Brussels. I like to travel by plane and I am looking forward to this trip. Is the...Jump to post
Had they been serious they could have taken this opportunity to announce axing their ridiculous AMS-BRU route. 1h30’ by train between both cities. Why would a few daily flights be ridiculous? It's all a matter of perspective. What I personally find ridiculous are 8,5 million cars in my country of 1...Jump to post
This is like In n Out telling customers to become vegan. I would not be a happy camper if my company was directly working against itself. No. This is like telling customers to eat a few burgers less each year, thereby reducing the amount of energy needed to produce the meat product. Don't you think...Jump to post
sseim wrote:That's ridiculous. That would be like Amazon telling people to stop shopping online.
Thank god. I hope the 717 follows soon after. I just don't get replies like this on a website for aviation enthusiasts. I thought we all love aircraft. And the more character they have, the better. I'd go out of my way to fly on the MD-80, MD-90 or B717. A few years ago I actually travelled from Eu...Jump to post
Also the WAW-PKX schedule is terrific. LO89 WAW-PKX 22:40-14:20 + 1 on Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays and Saturdays LO90 PKX-WAW 16:00-18:45 on Tuesdays, Thursdays, Saturdays and Sundays What's so great about this schedule? Personally I prefer to arrive in the Far East during early morning. And why w...Jump to post
Think I will pass on this one. Enjoyed two A310 flights in my life. The first was in 2001 with Lufthansa between Frankfurt and Amsterdam. A nice surprise for such a short trip. The second came in 2015 with Tarom between Bucharest and Amsterdam. I booked this flight only because of the the A310 (and ...Jump to post
There is nothing wrong with using single sensor, STS also relies on single air speed signal. The key is to limit control authority so that elevator still can overpower stab in fault condition From the Bloomberg article: "During the crashes of Lion Air and Ethiopian Airlines planes that killed ...Jump to post
Does anyone know when SK's OSL base will receive its first A320NEO? Those awful 737s can't be gone soon enough, especially the older ones which feel tired and worn. Is it because of your username that you are so negative towards the 737's of SAS? I travelled on one last month between Tromsø and Osl...Jump to post
I know the airports AMS has strict noise rules, flights arriving between 23.00-06.00 hours count for 10x daylight flights. So what does this mean? I thought if you skip one flight between 23.00 and 06.00 you can add ten during the day. In that way you could easily get to ten of thousands of extra f...Jump to post
AMS has strict noise rules, flights arriving between 23.00-06.00 hours count for 10x daylight flights. (...) (...) I wasn't aware of these rules and it surprises me particularly as HV has quite a few flights arriving past 23:00. HV flights are not known to be high yielding, so what is their reasoni...Jump to post
Thanks raffy for the reply. I understand it was more than just the 'long' train ride. It all added up to an unpleasant experience. Six weeks ago I was at the airport of Tromsø in Norway waiting for my flight to Bergen with a connection to Amsterdam. The departure was scheduled for 10.30 am. It was a...Jump to post
This must have been a fun trip. Nothing beats walking to and from an airport in beautiful weather. Nice rocking chair in Halifax by the way. And a great route map in the magazine of Porter. My father and I visited Billy Bishop Airport for the first time in September 2018. We both loved the convenien...Jump to post
This was a real pain because it meant taking a long airport train ride back to the main terminal (...) The distance between the two terminals in Zurich is a little over one kilometre. How on earth could you call that a long ride? I made this 'trek' myself last Friday. It took less than three minutes.Jump to post
I flew HNL-EWR last September on UA and there was no food in regular Econ... Really bad form, considering how poor your food options are in HNL airport, in case you want to grab something before the flight. No food on a 5,000 mile flight? That is just insane. And really sad. Last Saturday I travell...Jump to post
Is it normal for "maintenance and heavy refurbishments" to take almost 7 months to complete? (...) New cabins get installed when the plane gets stripped to the bones for normal heavy MX checks so yes 6 months is a good time frame especially when fitting a new cabin into a new plane. (...)...Jump to post
But the priority was 73G replacement, they are not economical to operate anymore with 4 FA's demanded by the unions. I have a hard time believing that. What are the salary costs for a flight attendant per flight? Divide that by the average number of passengers per flight and I am sure you will end ...Jump to post
A few months ago I booked a return ticket Amsterdam - Shanghai via Zurich. The reason for taking this flight is the Airbus A340 of Swiss. The scheduled arrival in China is on Saturday 22 June at 07.05 hours, the departure time is the next day, Sunday 23 June, at 09.30 hours. For some reason I though...Jump to post
SAS Needs a new livery. In my opinion it's the worst out there. Absolutely not. The current livery is classic and instantly recognizable. SAS did a great livery change twenty years ago. Today these colours are still going strong. 0460277 Photo taken from this thread: https://www.airliners.net/forum...Jump to post
TheEuphorian wrote:Not to mention even weirder routes like a TG DC10 in NOU, CSA IL-62 in CGK, RG 744/MD11 in HKG, KL and QF in CTS, and you could go on and on with these old routes.
flyer1225 wrote:Old timetables are always fascinating, especially when seeing images of Qantas 707s in Acapulco, Iraqi Airways 747s in Rio de Janeiro, and Air India 707s in Prague, and wondering how on earth those routes were operated!
(...) Malta, (...) an island with an incredibly rich history, amazing monuments, and some really pretty stunning small town. Not to mention the prehistoric temples, the many baroque churches that dot the countryside, the stunning seas, the incredible high cliffs at Dingli, the old fishermen village...Jump to post
There was a whole stack of routes MH flew that didn't make a whole lot of sense. Just off the top of my head I can think of former routes like Penang to London, KUL - FCO/ARN/FRA/ZRH/CDG/AMS and I think even ATH and ZAG at one point. Why didn't these routes to major European airports make sense acc...Jump to post
I'm happy to see Malta getting more attention and flights. I (American) visited the country in April and absolutely loved it. Another American friend of mine visited just a week ago and she also loved it. I went to Malta for the first time this February. What I liked most about the holiday were the...Jump to post
What if this would have happened shortly after take off, at low altitude? Can the door still be opened that easily? No, it cannot be opened. Cabin air pressure > outside pressure and the doors are of a plug type. As a result, the door cannot be rotated (...) when the cabin is pressurized, ensuring ...Jump to post
What if this would have happened shortly after take off, at low altitude? Can the door still be opened that easily?Jump to post
Of course this was the late 80's or early 90's, so a whole different era when it came to aviation. We were going on holiday to Portugal, a flight of only a few hours. Yet the service level was out of this world, I doubt any airline nowadays could match it. Even for such a short flight they did ever...Jump to post
ltbewr wrote:If a deal sounds too good to be true, then it is.
Student searches the web for cheap flights and ends up paying 5,800 USD for just three flights. That doesn't look like a real bargain to me.Jump to post
They apparently had no clue that it’s a Customs’ law in probably every country that you have to pick up your bag when you first enter the country and clear Customs with it. Probable only in the United States and a few other countries? In most European countries you just change flights and pick up y...Jump to post
- IST is designated as a military zone. IIRC, 2 miles radius from the outside perimeter. So no taking pictures, no spotting. At this point still no pictures on a.net database. That's really sad to hear. What harm can spotters do, really? I guess we all have been spoiled by the steady stream of phot...Jump to post
If I remember correctly I logged four Fokker 50 flights as a passenger. A return Amsterdam - Basel/Mulhouse in 1996 and a return Rotterdam - Paris Charles de Gaulle in 1998. I can hardly believe those experiences are already more than twenty years ago. I think I remember that the windows were placed...Jump to post