Well... I've never even seen a parked L1011 ever. Closest one I'm aware of is in Kansas City.Jump to post
What's this "excuse only" crap?! Hell yeah there's an excuse for anybody to vote by mail. Actually looks like those are normal rules for MIV. Anybody should be able to use the excuse "prevent spread of COVID". Assuming many are going to be doing that now, I don't know if there's ...Jump to post
Rest in peace. I have to say it's worse when people on the ground at home have to be injured or killed this way; home is supposed to be safest place for anyone (usually). They didn't choose to fly in the airplane, but in a way they were forced to do so... Priority of safety to me: the pilot, pilot p...Jump to post
I'd love to know the historical data too, CarlosSi. I doubt it's the same as 2005, because 47,781 is a very low number. I would think that's more like 1995 or even 1990...at least, during the old AUS (Mueller Field, before the move to the current Bergstrom) days? That's only speculation on my part,...Jump to post
April 2020 stats came out last week, and it's pretty bad: 96.6% below April 2019. http://www.austintexas.gov/news/april-2020-passenger-cargo-traffic-austin-bergstrom I know the actual data is out there, but I'm guessing this is the equivalent of 2005 traffic if you bring the plots down incrementally?Jump to post
The alternative is likely to be paved runways. Yeah but that’s boring :) . MD80s are kind of bigger compared to the 732s though. I doubt any of those airlines are going to want MD80s though, even though they’ve just been retired en masse these past couple of years... There will always be some sort ...Jump to post
I nominate LGA for being inconvenient. Despite the airport being very close to the city, the transport links are terrible. Transport by car: The Grand Central Parkway is the major road for LGA. The traffic congestion on the road is almost 24/7. It's not a dedicated route that goes exclusively to th...Jump to post
Narita from Tokyo seems a pretty long way.Jump to post
So much for flying on one ever. DFW-EGE was as close to a chance I had if I had to go skiing (fare was pretty high because of time of year so I went with a different route.... and extra trip, which I didn't regret).
AA319s and 32Ns are the way to go now. Wouldn't mind flying on either.
If true, wise. How much would QR subsidize DL? This is getting so complicated! Only in a global shutdown would this even be plausible. Seriously, what does it say about the state of aviation that we can seriously discuss DL forfeiting $62M and then cheaply taking over QR A350 orders and saving DL c...Jump to post
I guess something you could debate is whether there /should/ be flowback. I’d say no, especially with a furlough this big (or rather, with a drastic cut in flying this big). You’d probably drain everyone flying at the regionals now with everyone at the majors downgrading. I’d say there would be a lo...Jump to post
It’s the big twin! The largest of the twinjets and always has been. Iconic triple landing gear, engines the size of a 737 fuselage (the GE90s at least), longest range airliner for a while (77L), great freighter. It’s done a lot for us. Proudfully it’s my birth-plane (I’m from 1994). Hope to fly on i...Jump to post
FedEx fly's a 757 from TIJ-SAN five days a week. Takes about 10 minutes. I can watch the whole flight from my house. https://flightaware.com/live/flight/FDX69/history/20200516/0008Z/MMTJ/KSAN Ahahahah, that’s hilarious. Flight wouldn’t make much sense if it wasn’t for the catching the leg to DFW pa...Jump to post
Look, guns are here to stay in America, and as a “gun control supporter”, there are concessions I may make to those for more lax gun-laws (keeping AR15s, allowing more public-carry in general), but what drives me nuts is that the NRA and many others aren’t willing to make *ANY* concessions at all. C...Jump to post
You can just block all middle seats and bam, close enoughJump to post
SAT-MTY, Aerolitoral (AM Connect). This was actually my first flight ever. Flew it on a Saab 340.Jump to post
All the remaining LUS 757s are in Phoenix primarily flying to Hawaii. No other aircraft of the same size except for the a321 NEO is currently capable of doing this. I think they’ll begin retirement and get replaced by the neo within the next year or two. As far as international use goes, they may h...Jump to post
How'd they bid the -200 at CO? Same category as the 757 or rolled into the 764 category? At Continental the 757-200/300 and 767-200/400 were all flown with one pilot group, as the common type allowed When the 764 arrived we did a differences course and three take offs and landings in either the act...Jump to post
Location wise, Gillespie and Oceanside/Palomar seem ideal locations for a reliever airport, but they both seem pretty crowded inside and out. Unless such reliever airport has a really big benefit to it (convenience to a significant amount of people and with enough frequencies still present), I don’t...Jump to post
Saw a couple of them in SAT actually. Was a nice surprise.Jump to post
Ahahah, I feel like Banko was just trolling y’all; that was his only post ever and hasn’t shown up since! As if he saw this thread and created the account just for that.
Guess nobody is really sure when the travel benefit was introduced.
All the remaining LUS 757s are in Phoenix primarily flying to Hawaii. No other aircraft of the same size except for the a321 NEO is currently capable of doing this. I think they’ll begin retirement and get replaced by the neo within the next year or two. As far as international use goes, they may ha...Jump to post
This is a really oddball announcement. Like I had to look twice; AA, international gateway, Seattle, .... Bangalore?
No complaints, they’ve always had a bit of a hole in the Northwest, this will help a little and also boost themselves outside of their usual hubs.
Maybe those ERJ-145s were really dirt cheap. Or maybe they need them for longer ranged missions? I think they are going for comfort and a little more stowage space while allowing Part 135's 30 seat limit. It more about business than Regional. Without first those seats could be up to 48" I talk...Jump to post
Why would they need it or any airline want it? 787 current gens aren’t even close to be called “aging”. Most aren’t even 10 years old. The only thing they should be working on is an FSA, but that should come after the MAX issue is resolved. Inb4 quality of a.net gone downhill, experts used to come h...Jump to post
Pardon my silly question, but from the graphic of the 767 sporting GenX engines, and the thinking that Boeing would only do this for cargo..why windows? I would think that not having holes in the fuselage would make the tube stronger. Unless the missing metal weighs less.. This is one of few ideas ...Jump to post
If I can’t recognize a livery from far away or can distinguish it from others, that’s usually not a good sign. Unfortunately eventually all liveries will be all-white with some color.... lame.Jump to post
Easily just use a 73G (-700). It’s not that big of a down gauge and they could add less-than-weekly frequencies to compensate for the seat amounts.
Long live the 757.
An a220-900? See the 737 Max... The -500 should be as far as it should go. Maybe the -700, but I wouldn’t try to package range and payload all in one at that point, unless your power plant resembles the PW2000...Jump to post
Not bad at all, but I’m more upset that they went with the “globalized” titles than keeping it Russian. Same with Eva Air. Just made them feel more like a foreign carrier, making it feel diverse seeing them away from base. It’s Russian on the other side, just like on the now old livery. Here is an ...Jump to post
A little bit of wind shear isn't the end of the world . Just fly a tad faster then really slam on those brakes on touchdown if normal braking would use too much runway, right?Jump to post
Haven’t flown Delta, but I would assume the a321s have a better product than the 75Ds (not sure how the 75S product compares). Would make sense to send them on routes like DCA. High-yielding? I do miss the days we got 757s regularly at AUS. They were all we got at one point until the fall/summer of ...Jump to post