26p... did you arrive early? Occupied gate is common for early (or late) arrivals.Jump to post
WN's unexpected success in the Hawaii market (interisland and CONUS) is quickly and "persuasively" forcing HA's hand. HA must act to counter revenue erosion, and that means, IMO, more service to the South Pacific, not Asia. I predict the B789s will be used not only to increase frequency HN...Jump to post
A bilateral ASA.Jump to post
smi0006 wrote:At one point SYD-MEL was the worlds busiest air route, by pax numbers now it’s somewhere in Korea?
Not only OGG and LIH, but KOA (no air bridges) and HNL ("wiki" buses... but "wiki" means quick, which they are not) would benefit from being managed by an Airport Authority. The bill to create an Airport Authority died in the 2019 Hawaii Legislature... for the FOURTH year in a row.Jump to post
If you mean re FedEx, they're fine. .... Agreed. I've read some commentary (not here) that FX Ground's adding Sunday deliveries is meant to attract Walmart.com and other online retailers ... sort of a "let us help you compete with Goliath" marketing position, without being (publicly) overt.Jump to post
So more money losing prices locals will call fair. Then HA will go under and everyone will cry again. The cycle repeats. Disagree. Locals call WN's fares "promotional", as does WN. When promotional inventory is sold out, WN and HA fares are roughly the same... but WN seems to have a large...Jump to post
WN's sales for its new CONUS routes (SMF/HNL, OAK/KOA, and SJC/LIH) and interisland routes (HNL/ITO, HNL/LIH, and ... KOA/OGG!!!) begin today (15 Aug 2019). Operation of those segments starts 19 Jan.2019... all without a base in HNL, and TMK, not even a RON. Sales also start today for OAK/LIH and SJ...Jump to post
Any of these cheap fares you see are a result of a lack of success by WN, not a successful venture. Those fares with no ancillary are not sustainable and will force WN to eventually drop interisland flying. Not something to celebrate. Wrong. Hawaii is WN's best performing market. https://www.starad...Jump to post
WN's CONUS/HI and interisland service is outperforming remainder of WN network! https://www.staradvertiser.com/2019/07/25/breaking-news/southwest-says-hawaii-outperforming-other-markets-plans-to-resume-growth-next-month/ Moreover, record performance for entire network in latest quarter, even with MA...Jump to post
Fuel is usually the largest ops cost for an airline. If fuel is cheap, labor is the largest ops cost.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Thrust-sp ... onsumption
Can DL Pacific gateway in SEA work? Hmmm... it IS working. Cutting SEA/HKG means one city-pair wasn't working. Impediment to growth at SEA is infrastructure, not AS or UA at SFO. A better barometer would be JV (not alliance) totals TPAC from the West Coast. SEA is factor in total JV TPAC. An allianc...Jump to post
https://www.aboutamazon.com/amazon-fulf ... buildings/
helpful in understanding the difference among Amazon centers.
Should DL restart inter-europe service in LHR after Brexit? No, they are waiting until the new 6 runway airport at Exeter is open and then they are going to make that their European hub and dehub AMS and CDG. Ed Bastien told me that just the other day. @chunhimlai... he's joking. EXE intl will be M...Jump to post
Anecdote: I was on an initial (maybe the first) regularly scheduled intl pax flight into the (then) new intl terminal at CTS back in 1998 (IIRC), ICN/CTS on KE. Disembarked, down the jetway and corridor, into an empty and dark arrivals hall. Chaos in the dimly lit hall, as pax filed in. I went past ...Jump to post
Local HNL coverage.
https://www.staradvertiser.com/2019/07/ ... 36108b58c0
No FAA a/c registration, no skydiving ops certificate or lease from state DOT AptDiv, or employee documentation for the "parachute rigging" company behind the fatal crash. https://www.staradvertiser.com/2019/07/11/hawaii-news/company-in-fatal-mokuleia-plan-crash-didnt-have-permit-for-skydi...Jump to post
Flown the RJ series for a number of years and yes, if you want to go down/slow down these speedbrakes are amazingly effective! If you really need to get down quickly on a 737 then drop the gear, flaps 40 and LVL CHG. Holy cow. Or Gear DWN, Flaps 10 and speedbrakes works too. Had an FO show that to ...Jump to post
Re: Beech A90 crash (highest fatality crash in the U.S. since 2011) NTSB prelim report is out, but no root cause assessment yet. Likely to be W&B... tail-heavy, maybe overweight. https://www.staradvertiser.com/2019/07/10/hawaii-news/skydiving-plane-was-upside-down-when-it-hit-the-ground-report-f...Jump to post
Withheld info (from pilots flying the MAX and from certification authorities), kludge (as distinct from grandfathered) engineering, and "we 'just' realized that optional feature is actually mandatory".... the MAX is the safety nadir of BCA as a company. Concurrently... "Boeing is also...Jump to post
debonair wrote:That is illegal - exit rows of pax aircraft operated under EASA AOCs must be occupied ...
Positive development. If it works, AA could add a frequency DFW/HKG and/or LAX/HKG.Jump to post
A Siberian network hubbed through a sterile terminal in ANC... calling Moxy and A220s.Jump to post
lightsaber wrote:I haven't heard much about Moxie, so the fact they will start hiring is fascinating (late 2019).
I hope in a thorough investigation and heavy fines if rules haven't been followed. I can't imagine battery banks while there are plugs everywhere nowadays in biz and even economy for some a/c. If you need a juice pack after you arrive... where will you have stored it en route? If you have it and yo...Jump to post
The SDP-185 is a minor upgrade of the Sperry (acquired by Honeywell) SDP-175. 1980's era CPU. :roll: :shock: :shock: Easy to see why the stack would overflow. https://www.airliners.net/forum/viewtopic.php?f=3&t=1426007&p=21494277#p21494277 It gets worse. Remember Zilog and UARTs ...from from...Jump to post
IAD = $16.53 and that's with a $10/CPE subsidy (compared to 2013) from MWAA. https://wtop.com/dc-transit/2016/11/budget-toll-rate-hope-make-flying-dulles-appealing/ MWAA's bet is total emplanements will be stimulated so that subsidies to keep traffic from migrating to BWI won't be needed. That's a b...Jump to post
It's puzzling that Boeing's proposed fix is to use multiple processors instead of a higher throughput processor. If 2 cores isn't enough, use 4 cores, or 6 cores, or 8 cores, or 10 cores. Multiple CPUs add overhead. For redundancy, a second x-core processor, rather than four, 2-core processors.Jump to post
In the U.S., there's no requirement for an exit row to be occupied. The only exit row rules are if a pax is seated in an exit row.
Outside the U.S., YMMV.
My guess is that the original system was a prototype to establish a maintenance cost baseline... and the results were "pull the plug".Jump to post
TTailedTiger wrote:... I would think it should be discussed on the ground.
BCA could very well enter Chapter 11 BK (reorg).... just as airlines did after 9/11... if liabilities far exceed assets. $8 billion is cash is not infinite, esp. considering claims from airlines that have large MAX fleets grounded. No effect on the DOD and space divisions of Boeing.Jump to post
PSAatSAN4Ever wrote:you have America's most pulled-out-from airport. [BFL]