Fire has almost cut island in half
Here is a video taken onboard landing aircraft couple of hours ago.
Personally, I much prefer the larger consolidated threads. Makes it much to know where to discuss things and easier to follow and learn about a topic than potentially see the same exact comments repeated in multiple smaller threads on the subject.Jump to post
Yes I also feel the LCC/ULCC model has lots of room for growth in the U.S. Glad to see Sun Country trying something different and appears to be succeeding.Jump to post
To me the most frustrating part is seeming to always take off on the runway on the opposite side of the airport from my terminal and then landing on the opposite side as well. Seems to be the case almost every time for me. I’m sure there are reasons certain planes are using certain runways, but the...Jump to post
As a pilot I certainly don't share your observations. Overall I would say LAX is one of the better or easier airports in the country to operate to. Sure some airlines might have more carrier specific issues or constraints, but the airport and ATC handling is really straightforward at LAX. Per DOT st...Jump to post
Good to see them generate nice results after years of floundering. The same is what largely happened with F9 once it moved away from a DEN hub focus and embraced ULCC model.Jump to post
Yes good to see more evening departures with early morning arrivals in Asia with beyond connection options. Such flights are the bread and butter of many foreign airlines, yet U.S carriers have been reluctant to offer similar options to customers. Also in UA case they will be able to better utlize f...Jump to post
Good for United.
Ive heard many positive things about Vistara which is not an LCC but offers full service product.
The economics of a 5 frame subfleet can’t be very compelling.
As UPS pilot I can certainly state the air network is no where near 727 destinations. I doubt it’s more than 200.
Also a significant volume of UPS and FedEx traffic internationally is via belly space on commercial airlines, very similar to DHL model.
I have long wondered if this is somehow device or browser related so have started to test accessing website from layover hotel business centers. I've tried 3 hotels over the last week and site displays not secure in all 3. Two locations had PCs with Chrome and one has Apple desktop with Safari brows...Jump to post
Absolutely safe procedure and been utilized for decades (atleast as long as I've been flying to SoCal).Jump to post
Follow up to commitment from last years Farnborough Airshow Volga-Dnepr has firmed up orders for 9 777F per Boeing order list.
Orders listed under UK subsidiary - Volga-Dnepr UK Ltd.
https://cargofacts.com/volga-dnepr-firm ... ine-777fs/
Seems like the nomination might be in a bit of trouble. Its come out that Dickson during his time at Delta was involved in a case in which a DL pilot alleged the company retaliated against her -- including sending her to a psychiatrist -- after she was a whistleblower and shared safety concerns with...Jump to post
They managed to raise US $147mil investor funding
https://www.forbes.com/sites/willhorton ... a9989944cc
Seems like a non-story.Jump to post
I really do wonder if focusing on the business jet segment is the right gamble. As we saw last decade, that industry is even more susceptible to economic swings than the broader air transport sector.Jump to post
This is all largely non-sense PR move.
United has operated many all bio-fuel flights since it first started using it back in 2016 at LAX.
No need to go to ONT and open another airport. Just add another flight at LGB if LAX becomes too much of a burden for them.
However at the end of the day, HA wont (cant) walkaway from LAX as they know for bulk of the huge LA market, LAX is the optimal airport.
Lets see what the conditions are.
Remember last time airlines pulled their application since they did not like the Obama admin proposed conditions.
I'll visit Los Angeles any day, while I purposely avoiding SF bay area.
SF seems to have actually gotten significantly worse in recent years, streets full of homeless and increasingly rundown infrastructure/road etc.
Sad part is todays liberal pro business friendly government must pay the penalty for deeds committed by previous regime.Jump to post
NZ has operated an mix of GE/RR before e.g. half the 744s were GE and the other half RR. Also the 77W are GE, with the 77E are RR. All those were do their own special circumstances, unlike today clearly walking away from RR. 744s were mixed due picking up secondary frames with different pedigree, w...Jump to post
8 x 787-10
https://www.reuters.com/article/us-air- ... SKCN1SW0Y0
Yes spending seems the most fair. If it works for Starbucks, grocery stores, other retail, hotels, car rental, restaurants and so on it should certainly work for airlines. I also like concept of airlines dynamically pricing awards based on some relationship with fare pricing. Higher the going fare, ...Jump to post
Interesting to observe how freighter variants can now carry higher valuation than their passenger counterparts.
Gone are the days when cargo operators received the leftover scrap frames, and now instead can operate shiny new expensive frames at premium valuations.
Good stuff. Thanks for posting.Jump to post
Building aerospace division solely around bizjets not exactly the most safe thing to do. Look at how after 9/11, 2008 economic crisis and US Tax law changes how bizjet sales tanked. Its a very volatile business.Jump to post
I would believe TG's Air authority than FAA. Thailand has been cleared from all countries including Canada to fly, except USA ?, After the Boeing fiasco FAA has no credibility now. If you have been following Thailand for a few years you would know how much of a mickey mouse aviation oversight regim...Jump to post
If I did not know any better my experience with Brussels Airlines says they are an LCC already. Frankly, I was not impressed. Eurowings branding has potential and logic behind it. Like many experts have said, consolidation in Europe needs to continue, the days of small national legacy airlines will ...Jump to post
Interjet has lots of things to focus on. They dont need the distraction of orphan SSJ fleetJump to post
As pilot for a US airline with significant Pacific ops, I have no qualms about flying through North Korea.
The several times I did it in the past they were extremely professional without any issue. Actually I’d fly through North Korea any day versus the mess China can be instead.
I doubt long term the airline will have anything to do with Carlsbad. An investment group is buying the certificate and will want to make money back on their investment, not run a niche regional carrier. Also as mentioned old man Vallas will be out of the picture having relinquished control and owne...Jump to post
More government cheese.
I wonder over the years if they ever looked at the true success rate of this program. Yes, communities often manage to attract airlines with the program, but what percentage actually remain for 5-years once the subsidy ends?
Let's remember Delta entered a period of general malaise in 1990s, going from industry darling to a troubled example.
The DL we see today is a by product of significant restructuring including trip into bankruptcy.
Flight Global has a partial list of routes going 2-class including: Toronto, Vancouver, Barcelona, Madrid, Istanbul, Zagreb, Brisbane, Auckland, Nadi, St Petersburg, Vladivostok, Irkustk and Tashkent, plus all routes to Japan, except for Seoul Gimpo to Tokyo Haneda and Osaka Kansai, and Seoul Incheo...Jump to post