Hey All, Another interested night in the ORD region. There’s been a steady line of t-storms throughout the city for the past 4+ hours (or so its seemed) There’s been some interesting flight routes into ORD this evening but I was most surprised at AA3128, MEI to ORD that flew all the way west to Sal...Jump to post
Can you expand on these difference you speak of? It’s an entirely different kind of flying. I don't know where you came up with that idea but it remains the same kind of flying regardless of who owns the airplane. Maybe something is getting lost in the translation here? 6 years and 3,000 posts on a...Jump to post
BravoOne wrote:Erebus wrote:Yeah they can, but it might be an entirely different kind of flying, altogether.
Can you expand on these difference you speak of?
Dieuwer wrote:So in those movies where you see both pilots incapacitated, a passenger who never flew a plane get up and lands the plane with help from the tower, is a load of nonsense.
I love White Castle. However, I am not sure they have a place in airports. The Southern version of White Castle, Krystal had an ATL location for years. The fact that its no longer there may tell you something! Though I have no reliable information of why Krystal left ATL, lease was up maybe? If you...Jump to post
I was on some delayed UA flights last month and the cabin crew checked my gate assignments for me using an iPad or similar device. They were able to check my connecting flights. Not ACARS I presume? They were using the in flight WiFi, you could've checked it too. Every airline with WiFi that I've e...Jump to post
Yay, 500 more people in west county. In all seriousness though, this was a good announcement and only puts us one step closer. One step closer to TATL? According to Boyd we aren't even on the radar. :!: https://www.aviationplanning.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/03/Top12-International-Growth.png I thi...Jump to post
Over on FT saw DL 1870 SEA-ATL (752) diverted to STL the other day after a depressurization issue at FL370. That's quite the emergency decent. Landed on 24, according to AV Herald. http://avherald.com/h?article=4ca11030&opt=0 https://flightaware.com/live/flight/DAL1870/history/20190706/1440ZZ/K...Jump to post
Interesting how "intl growth" would depend on aircraft availability. Hasn't that been the case since day one for every airport in the world? Seems odd that they would say that They said they are at/near the top of the list for a few airlines but depends on aircraft availability. I would g...Jump to post
Imagine if that "brick" was in checked bags? "If your phone becomes lodged in your seat, don't move your seat because it can crack the battery and lead to fire" or something along those lines. Emirates in flight safety video. I believe the wording was because this can damage you...Jump to post
Damn, how did we miss the Queen making a visit to STL a couple weeks ago?
https://flightaware.com/live/flight/PAC ... /KSTL/OETB
Any idea what a random cargo flight from STL to Saudi Arabia might’ve been carrying?
Wow that flight actually has passengers on it. If they wanted to AVOID Iranian airspace they could have flown via Saudi Arabia/Egyptian airspace into Greek EU airspace and overnight in FRA/MUC instead of HNL. That would have been MUCH faster. I was wondering that too. The 777 has the legs to get an...Jump to post
It was explained that it was hit by a baggage tug 3 weeks ago, employee was texting and driving. Damage was more extensive than expected (fuel and hydraulic lines) and was bought by DL's insurance company. Both engines currently removed. Sounds like a write-off. This info is from an ATL airport man...Jump to post
Do people really have nothing better to do than watch Flight aware for random diversions, then criticize how the airline handled it even though they weren't on the plane? There's a reason why Delta's dispatchers have that job and you don't. If you think you can do better, then send your resume to De...Jump to post
Came across a photo of the old Ambassador Lounge above C28 and C27 https://web.archive.org/web/20010611052918if_/http://www.cruisinaltitude.com:80/images/special/twb727lastflightstl/pigparty1stll.jpg Great find. That looks like it's an employee event. Was it before the lounge opened? I can't imagin...Jump to post
IIRC, the FIS at the end of C would require local pax to STL to still reclear TSA to re-enter the C concourse, and then exit to landside with domestic pax. Then presumably they’d have to re-check bags in FIS, only to reclaim them at the T1 belts. Unless they could build some long tunnel or walkway e...Jump to post
After work, I'm gonna have to pull the ATC recordings of their flight returning home and see if there's any fun comms between Blues Force One and ATC Comms with SWQ2386 were completely routine and professional. Nothing worth listening to. Was hoping ATC would welcome the champs home or do something...Jump to post
A while back someone had asked how HUX is sustainable. I wasted a lot of time today researching aviation and travel like a true a.netter when they have free time and apparently, there is a major subsidy program to increase tourism to Oaxaca, the state HUX is in, by the Mexican Federal Government to...Jump to post
To the best of my recollection, only Turkish Airlines and Plus Ultra are the only airlines left whose flight crews layover at CCS. Mind you they do not stay in Caracas proper, but in beach resorts near the airport. Today's situation is an extreme, but Caracas as a layover destination has been rough...Jump to post
It’s the same answer as every other “Why doesn’t Airline ABC fly to XYZ?” thread - because people who get paid a lot more money than the armchair route planners at a.net have determined that flying to XYZ wouldn’t be profitable.Jump to post
I have seen the Cardinals go to the main terminal, use the Jetway and board their buses right at the gate, but IIRC, the aircraft then went back into revenue service at Milwaukee and did not ferry out. the buses and the equipment truck were escorted to and from the gate by the MKSO, but I have only...Jump to post
jumpseat67 wrote:Where in the world are the Sox staying in Detroit? PTK is nowhere near the ballpark. DTW is a hell of a lot closer.
The last few days this is what United has done for the White Sox. As the team wants to be close to their destination a little more money in some instances would be cheaper than going to a different airport. Remember time also costs money, and the distance from their ballpark in Chicago to MDW is mu...Jump to post
Quoting RobertS975 (thread starter), "This must be far more expensive to the team than the extra few minutes on a bus." Robert, having flown many sports charters, this is just my personal observation . . . When it comes to what is most convenient and easiest for the team owners, coaches, ...Jump to post
So what's your question? I flew several baseball charters over the years (other charters, too) and they were often to airports we didn't normally serve. In that case, we were usually ground handled by an airline that did have operations there or an FBO (Signature at KCI, for example). My basic ques...Jump to post
I would assume they are, it is busy enough, if not they could just fly to STL on the way back. KCPS isn't a designated port of entry, so they would have to go to STL(or SUS). Well, it must be a POE since the Jets flew into CPS. https://flightaware.com/live/flight/ACA7017/history/20190413/1906Z/CYWG...Jump to post
Found this photo and a couple other variations on an SF design website, seems to fit all the rumors, and the "UNITED" fits the "Her Art Here" design guidelines. The link for the website is: https://www.dsdesignoffice.co/united-airlines/ For some reason I can't make the image wor...Jump to post
Silver1SWA wrote:usxguy wrote:i thought the first flight was 808 (clever, btw)
It becomes flight 808 tomorrow.
Load restrictions are likely temporary until they have some data on just what their planes are capable of.
IIRC, Qantas' PER-LHR flight began with load restrictions but they were slowly lifted as QF had more real world performance data.
Im shocked they were still flying there. It makes sense to suspend with the deteriorating situation within the country to not put your people in that situation. Dangers aside, it’s insanely profitable. Money printing machine. How was it so profitable? It’s not like people are flocking to Venezuela ...Jump to post
I can recall an MIA-CCS flight having to remain overnight a few days ago, but I guarantee you it was not a fueling issue. AA hasn’t overnighted crews in Venezuela since the protests started in 2014. For similar reasons, AA will also not overnight crews in Haiti and will delay the flight until the n...Jump to post
It was my understanding that on a recent AA flight, there were issues getting fuel and getting the plane back this almost forced the crew to have to overnight in CCS which they want to avoid at all cost. Maybe they cancel for a week hoping the power outage/shortages settle for a bit I can recall an...Jump to post
AA is keeping a 737 max here I saw that in another thread. Wonder why? It was a ferry here based on the flight number. Two possibilities I can think of: 1. They don't have the room at one of their other hubs/MX bases 2. Storm season is upon us, they want them spread across the country so if an airp...Jump to post
Would/could Boeing be on the hook for pretty large compensation costs to the airlines considering the grounding is costing them millions of dollars a day? They stopped delivering new jets. So there could jets be sitting around for months. Don't know what is written down in contacts in such eventual...Jump to post
MDGLongBeach wrote:oldannyboy wrote:Delta is bringing back the DC-9.
Assuming this is a joke, but have a link for proof of in some case this is true?
Air Canada and Westjet will waive rebooking fees, but they will still charge customers any fare difference. I think it's piss poor customer service under the circumstances. They should just waive the fare difference, too. For example, if your 737 Max flight gets cancelled today and you paid $200 fo...Jump to post