I fly on A350s and 787s quite a lot, and on maybe 10% of the flights we end up at FL430 (43,000 feet.) If you look up QR1363 Doha - Johannesburg on 02 December on a flight tracker you will see a final level of 430. This is the highest certificated altitude for these two aircraft types. I believe the...Jump to post
I seem to be missing something here, how can a 773F carry 20 tons more compared to the 777F at 50% the cost? If that was actually practical, FX & 5X would have gone after the 773s a long time ago. The -300ERSF’s maximum structural payload of 101.6t and greater volume than the 777F mean it is op...Jump to post
I see it a little sad that the 757 is being faded out of the tatl. I have planes I like more than others and the 757 is my highest favorite of the planes I typically fly. Although probably more than most, once I get in I'm really only concerned with it getting me there as fast as the rest. Basic co...Jump to post
I flew CX CGK-HKG-JNB last week on a ticket that was booked a month ago. CGK-HKG was at 99% in economy (I had the only open seat next to me - OWE perk) and from what I could see, full in PY and relatively full in Business also. There was nothing unusual about the transit in HK. The only thing I did ...Jump to post
How about A6-EOP? It was undergoing a routine maintenance check in mid-August 2019 when the aircraft collapsed onto its nose on 22 Aug. The damage to the nosewheel assembly and nose section looks pretty serious. That is MSN 200. I was wondering about the same thing. Maybe the good parts of this air...Jump to post
Agreed. Around 2007 Delta was running tons of flights to Europe from ATL, JFK, and CVG. We had a lot of nonstop options to secondary cities. Now they are doing everything they can to force passengers through AMS and CDG. Perhaps that is true, but how many new US routes have been added to AMS and CD...Jump to post
This has to be a write-off Congrats on being the first to post the obligatory "write off" joke for this incident. I always appreciate a chuckle with my morning coffee. It surprises me how many on this forum cannot spot this joke every time it appears (and it always will.) I am not saying ...Jump to post
Dimmable windows are the worst To you. But then you are entitled to your own views. To some others it could be the best thing since sliced bread. Different people have different tastes, otherwise the world would be very boring. Btw have you ever flown on the Dreamliner? I did, multiple times, both ...Jump to post
Sorry I am unable to give you the hard data you are looking for.
This is probably a question best posed on a certain well-known frequent flyer forum. Not sure if I can post a link to said website here, but it begins with an F and has the word "talk" in it.
CarbonFibre wrote:Can't see penny-pincher Cruz signing off four.
How does the ongoing embargo affect Europe bound QR flights? How many hours of additional flying time does it add? Flight times to Europe are not impacted by the embargo. The only time it might be noticed to a small extent is if there are better Westerly winds over Saudi Arabia, but QR is unable to...Jump to post
Interesting that Boeing saw enough benefit to bother totally redesigning the 737 tailcone for the MAX. It went from a 747-style boat tail design, as used on all previous 737s, to the closest Boeing could get to a 787-style cone given the shape of the rest of the empennage. The entire aft section fr...Jump to post
Multi-crew SOPs generally require confirmation from the second crew member before either a new waypoint is added to the route, or the route is changed to "direct to" any waypoint already in the flight plan. For example, if the original routing is AVBOB - TALON - PICUS, and a clearance is t...Jump to post
The original design actually had a window there, with one half of the window in each barrel section, and the seam going right through the middle of the window, but at later stages they found the need for further strengthening, so the windows were removed.Jump to post
I departed from Changi airport at 22:00 local time this evening and I can confirm that I saw both the Il-62 and the Il-76 on the ground in Singapore. Sorry no photos as it was dark.Jump to post
This one must be right up near the top for contrast between flight and driving time: Masamba, Sulawesi to Rampi, Sulawesi (Indonesia) 12 - 15 minutes by air (Cessna Caravan) or 48 hours by "road" (actually it is a dirt track used by scooters and motorbikes.) Increase that to 72 hours, incl...Jump to post
zeke wrote: Shouldn't be much differance we are talking about takeoff weight, essentially the same wing and engines. DOW is just a component of TOW, the TOW limit should be common across the same type even when DOW is different for each sector. Is it possible that the shorter fuselage of the 77L pe...Jump to post