What would constitute as "clean-sheet"? New fuselage? Re-wings and re-engines obviously don't cut it. As much as I'd like to see an a220-500, I have to wonder how much that would increase the TOW by, decrease its range (being unable to carry as much fuel), and what would be done to increas...Jump to post
Mesa should've just played the victim and diverted to LAX every time. Surely there are a handful of passengers on board responsible for choosing to have such strict noise abatement ordinances, so the crew should be clear that landing at the airport of choice will not be possible because of decisions...Jump to post
If the 778 is really that doomed (or any short variant like the a338 or a358) why bother making two variants ever if the only one that will actually sell will be the larger one? What if the base was the 779 and the stretch the 77J? Would the 779 be the “doomed” aircraft in this case? Doesn’t seem li...Jump to post
I’m a soft guy.... also not very intimidating. Actually someone was occupying my seat once (it was a Mesa CR9). I forget exactly what I said (of course it wasn’t rash), but I ended up just forfeiting it; didn’t pay extra for it, wasn’t a long ride, he seemed like a nice guy. We had a nice trip there...Jump to post
Points like this are where the MSM puts their fingers in their ears and says: "I can't hear you. I can't hear you!!" Chicago will always be crime-ridden, at least in the foreseeable future. I think most people can accept gang violence from happening more than these "random acts of vi...Jump to post
I don’t care who the guy voted for; the only shaming to do is the fact that, seeing how these things keep happening, that still nothing significant has changed. If it’s broken, FIX IT. There’s plenty that could be done before you even have to resort to banning a certain type of gun (nationalizing ex...Jump to post
This would leave AM with just e170s as their regional jets, assuming they would only retire the e190s for the a220 or E2-95. Contrast to when they had as small as Saab340Bs (my first flight ever was on one, too). Although those might go too, if they’re looking to boost capacity by that much. Wonder ...Jump to post
Was definitely a little surprised to see SAN-PHX routed with a 757 this January earlier this week when I did a dummy booking for a potential trip.
Sorry, run-off sentence.
Maybe we’ve done better overall. Shouldn’t turn a blind eye to other problems just because the whole is good. I’m actually in the belief that God intervenes very little in anything except by offering us his philosophy (don’t get me wrong there’s plenty of “bad stuff” in the Bible that I’m not please...Jump to post
Well, two of the victims were under 18....
As a country we have failed to keep our children safe, nevermind if the solution is liberal or conservative. I hope God will do what we cannot.
I’ve only done DFW and DAL, Via AA and WN, respectively.
(One other time on NK, from DFW actually).
AA might eventually cut AUS and then it’ll just be B6/DL/UA. From 5 to 3 options, potentially. Spirit would be a good add, as there won’t be any “low cost” options to NYC anymore. Bummer they had to leave; from what I’ve heard EWR is moderately accessible (unlike JFK) and it’s not La Guardia. AA is...Jump to post
AA might eventually cut AUS and then it’ll just be B6/DL/UA.
From 5 to 3 options, potentially. Spirit would be a good add, as there won’t be any “low cost” options to NYC anymore.
Bummer they had to leave; from what I’ve heard EWR is moderately accessible (unlike JFK) and it’s not La Guardia.
If it’s an IFR rated autopilot, yes, load the flight plan and either hand fly or engage the autopilot. You should learn VOR radio navigation, however, it’ll be around for awhile yet. I guess one would still have to comply with the altitude minimums and change when necessary. I've toyed with the VOR...Jump to post
Working on getting my IFR rating (haven't started training but have read most of the IFH and IPH). It looks like most charts pretty much expect that the pilot is flying along an airway from one VOR and an extra VOR plus DME allows one to confirm when they are crossing an intersection. On the other h...Jump to post
Are there any current or future Delta p2p flights? There were rumors. Hard to really say if they canonize into actual routes since the rumors were for.... I forget, late summer? Now with the terminal expansion being delayed into possible October that may be why it's been quiet. Maybe it's because t...Jump to post
Some of the last remaining flights were about $380 (other non-MD80 flights were about $80, in comparison. This was SAT-DFW).Jump to post
My only concern is the Max having issues with the MCAS inflight, then crashing into a populated area resulting in ground casualties (and having pilots die in the first place anyways), but if the MCAS is really that much easy to disable if alert and ready, it shouldn’t be a problem getting a ferry pe...Jump to post
Is it really not possible to get an exemption on the max to be flown elsewhere for storage than take up parking lots at Boeing fields?Jump to post
Great a new place to get a good Haircut!!!! Yup, gonna need to hear the backstory to this one! Can't tell if you're being serious with this, so going to reply as if you are: There is no backstory, he's making a joke: "The Barber of Seville" is a hugely famous orchestral music piece. You'v...Jump to post
I suppose using an alternative runway in case such a blowout grounds the airport wouldn’t be an option? (Winds permitting?).
Or maybe not a blowout but in the event the aircraft needs to just be stopped as soon as possible? I guess it’s too rare to complicate.
Flight SAT-DFW is $384, among all other dailies of just $84. No doubt it won’t be just anyone flying on that routing.Jump to post
“Flying gas tanks” are profitable if the passengers can pay for the cargo that’s not.
Good examples include ATL-JNB (77L), and formerly EWR-SIN (a345), however the latter was “costly”, even being all business before retiring for 5 years.
There’s more to it, but that’s one aspect.
Can someone decode the abbreviations I see floating around here and in the United Fleet thread? 77A is domestic config?? 77E???? 77W is the 300 ER I think I’m sure there are others but I can’t think of them now. I thought some of the letters denoted engine manufacturer? 77A: not necessarily domesti...Jump to post
As far as destinations on both ends of the American continent, MIA is as close as you’ll get. Maybe ATL but it doesn’t serve as many destinations to South America as Miami. There just isn’t much demand between South America and non-Florida/New York states. A lot I assume is VFR with some large excep...Jump to post
jimmy9irons wrote:Why have Boeing stopped using Customer Codes?
I would think it would be a good investment to at least retrofit the transatlantic and Hawaii DL birds with them considering the benefits come in when flown on longer routes.Jump to post
DL’s definition of focus city clearly isn’t volume, but relative size at the airport (SJC compared to SFO) or region (Austin’s service in Texas).Jump to post
I assume airstairs would be an alternative option, but not very appealing or as practical.Jump to post
Would be unfortunate if you are deprived of certain perks for not actually being born on the country of your own citizenship, like if you want to be a US president, although I guess in the event you are born outside to US citizens you’d probably be waived? There’s not much difference between US citi...Jump to post
The question must then be asked: Does LAX have any chance of passing ATL in the future to become the world's busiest airport? The answer is, yes it has a chance. Will it it pass ATL? Without adding more gates it's difficult to see it happen. The lack of gates at LAX limits the amount of connections...Jump to post
This one seemed cool with the pterodactyls (Mexicana). I actually just know understood what they're trying to say though, ahhahah.
Could bidding kick less senior pilots from certain types into another aircraft type? (i.e., 757/767 pilot getting outbid by a former 747 pilot)? Seems like this would be discouraged to reduce training costs. Or is there also such a thing as "type" seniority?Jump to post
The question is if anyone has missed a connection as a result of the terminal design.
Unlike many airports, the train is airside (unlike EWR, which I recall having to exit to groundside, then going through security again).
American MD80 + 757 Delta 757/767 + MD80/90/95 Lufthansa a340-600 + 747 Singapore a350-900 Any e175 (Alaska is nice. Also the new winglets are cool lookin!) Hawaiian 717 Southwest 737-700 (always have been nice rides) The rest I don’t care for as much, but to fill the list: United 777 + 787 + 737 AN...Jump to post