Did they have any available to be able to run those flights? It's one thing if they did, it's an entirely different situation if they didn't. That is entirely an internal commercial decision. That wasn't what I asked. I asked if they had any 777-200ERs or 787s available to run those flights. If the...Jump to post
DocLightning wrote:m007j wrote:No chance in HELL they're giving that guy one of the blue suits, especially not with pilot's wings on it.
My apologies, I thought it was slang for a business suit
oldannyboy wrote:Oh boy, I have to say, I hate it when I see strangers sitting next to me removing their shoes and socks... the smell is generally far from pleasant....
Off the top of my head, only things I can think of are capacity, fleet utilization, aircraft re-positioning, ferry to a maintenance base, crew familiarization for a new type. :bigthumbsup: what about reserve replacement aircraft, cargo opportunities & evacuation flights, from the top of my head...Jump to post
Off the top of my head, only things I can think of are capacity, fleet utilization, aircraft re-positioning, ferry to a maintenance base, crew familiarization for a new type.Jump to post
See, last May I flew BOS-MSP and was all late and stuff (gross), and was advised by the more sanctimonious yes SANCTIMONIOUS a.netters here that I am to arrive at the airport fully two yes TWO hours before my flight. I thought that rule was for international flights. I always thought that it was th...Jump to post
As an American what are trains? Some mode of transportation on a set of tracks that is only reliable if you're making a commute to or from work. For longer distance travel, good luck with reliable service. The train may depart on time, but by the 12th hour into the 20-hour trip, it'll be three hour...Jump to post
evank516 wrote:AirKevin wrote:evank516 wrote:By going to the bar
And what about the non-smokers and non-drinkers.
You mean .0001% of the population??
Im not a smoker, but this is a shame. The smoking lounges were a good escape for many. Smoking helps calm nerves and whatnot and the rooms didn't seem to cause others any problems.... Then, how did us non-smokers learn to have calm nerves? By going to the bar And what about the non-smokers and non-...Jump to post
Train travel is much more convenient up to a 3 hour trip maybe even 4. You go from city centre to city centre , the process is a lot more relaxed, no hassle with security, waiting around terminals, lining up to check in, security, board flights, waiting for any bags, transport into and from city ce...Jump to post
Not sure how many have sky interior but it’s very few. UA 737s are badly in need of a refresh with Boeing Space Bins and Sky interior, and better WiFi! Better Wi-Fi is one thing, but can a 737 even be retrofitted with the Sky Interior? I didn't think it was possible, but maybe I'm wrong. I don't kn...Jump to post
Atlanta to Indianapolis and vice versa could cross the Central time zone. I flew Cincinnati-Atlanta a few years ago that spent probably half the flight in the Central Time Zone. We flew all the way down to Louisville before turning left for Atlanta. Could be the case with quite a few cities to Atla...Jump to post
How many of the -800s have the sky interior? I believe UA switched their MAX order from the -8 to the -9 right? I’d imagine most of the -800s have a good decade before a replacement is due? Not sure how many have sky interior but it’s very few. UA 737s are badly in need of a refresh with Boeing Spa...Jump to post
Another question could be when the 787 rate is eventually reduced to single digit monthly production, will Boeing move all 787 production to a single factory? And if so, would we see all 787 production moved to SC? Or, perhaps the future 797 takes over the Charleston plant and Everett keeps their 7...Jump to post
wv399 wrote:If you have luggage, it will also be checked to the final destination, with one PNR.
That 3rd picture is terrifying. Last second of most of their lives. Nobody on board survived. I did know that, but I'm not sure if everyone died immediately on impact. I'd be surprised if anybody managed to still survive on impact given the speed and angle that the plane hit the ground along with t...Jump to post
U.S. cars still have cigarette lighters with just 14% of adults smoking. It's an (un-) common sense installation. Just in case someone is smoking in the car (or on the plane), you have a way to dispose of cig. BMB.. he's talking about the lighter (now labelled 12v power outlet), not the ashtray. Ac...Jump to post
Atlanta to Indianapolis and vice versa could cross the Central time zone.Jump to post
If growth is warranted then airlines can upguage aircraft. And if they're already operating their largest aircraft? UA isn't. Look at the average gauge at EWR vs. [email protected]. Kicking some destinations to IAD was just a tiny start, I know they aren't, I never said United specifically. Lufthansa, for ins...Jump to post
The original post was about the 777-200ER. Although you are correct that they ordered GE90s for the 777-300ER, I don't know if that's really a fair comparison because with the 777-300ER, your engine choices are take it or leave it. I always keep wondering, why didn't RR make an engine variant that ...Jump to post
In a lot of cases, airlines will just delay takeoff in cases like this, but maybe there was some reason why the pilots or dispatcher of your flight didn't want to do that this time. Maybe the weather was forecast to improve by now, but hasn't. The flight took off from Los Angeles, so I wonder if it...Jump to post
any US originating pax must use UA to get to GUM due to cabotage. As a US Trust Territory the rule requires you fly a US airline on the originating transpacific leg, but you can connect to a foreign carrier for the continuation to GUM. Are we talking about specific US originating passengers or just...Jump to post
No 757s were produced by Boeing with winglets. Yes, I'm aware of that. The question I responded to asked if the winglets were actually removed or if it was a plane that never had them installed in the first place. As you can see in the pictures I posted, N650DL started out without winglets, had the...Jump to post
British Airways initially ordered theirs with GE90s, then later ordered them with Trent 800s. And had to order more GE90 for their 777-300ER. The original post was about the 777-200ER. Although you are correct that they ordered GE90s for the 777-300ER, I don't know if that's really a fair compariso...Jump to post
So its actually removed or just not installed? Looks like they were removed. See N650DL below, from left to right, in 2006, 2013, and 2017. 1018046,2468125,5376457 No 757s were produced by Boeing with winglets. Yes, I'm aware of that. The question I responded to asked if the winglets were actually ...Jump to post
As a Non-Rev college student, when I had to catch the Friday 6:30am flight to get from Austin to Dallas on Texas-OU weekend, I remember the plane taking off, and the next thing I remember is landing. I've had similar happen in the past. Given the 06:00 AM departure out of DSM, I got to the airport ...Jump to post
BA is the only airline that comes to mind that operates a mixed fleet of 777-200ERs with both GE and RR engines. Oh and btw UA also has 777-200ER's that are both powered by GE and PW. It inherited the GE 777's from CO.[/quote] Yes, but United never placed orders for both engines. British Airways in...Jump to post
Armadillo1 wrote:So its actually removed or just not installed?
Related, AA flew from continental USA to Hawaii with a non-ETOPS plane (they found out halfway and decided to continue trip). Plane was ferried back to mainland https://airlinegeeks.com/2015/09/12/american-airlines-a321-flight-to-hawaii-without-etops/ Actually, they were more than halfway when they...Jump to post
strfyr51 wrote:LDRA wrote:Lack of supplies? What does that even mean?
Lack of spare Parts? Seat covers? Spare Engines support Equipment? Could be quite a few things, Even up to and including Training... (though I might doubt it)
Kind of hard to say. When I was flying United in December of 2010, I had booked my flights in August, and the flights got changed six times, ranging from equipment swap to schedule change, and even entire route changes. DSM to ORD to EWR turned into DSM to DEN to EWR as the DSM to ORD flight went fr...Jump to post
Even if it had sold only 30 copies to CA, KL, CX, EK, SQ, it would have made sense to launch an A380 combi. I don't know whether it would have been more convenient to have the main deck configured for cargo or the top deck. Main deck for pax makes more sense but I don't know if the certifying autho...Jump to post
if a random guy offered me $1500 for a seat like that, I'd probably do it. If Cam Newton (or Tom Brady; ok, especially Tom Brady) did it, I'd think twice about it solely because I'm so tired of American celebrity culture, especially when it comes to athletes. Really? Ever heard of Cannes, or Cristi...Jump to post