I've used LNAV/VNAV many times in visual conditions on a runway with only an ILS. Load the procedure in the FMS, and it tracks beautifully - although less accurately - than LOC/GS. The lateral track is usually dead on, but depending on temp and pressure, the vertical portion less so, but usually wit...Jump to post
As Tristarsteve correctly pointed out - this was not a TR that was inop, but a fault in the system. The potential for an uncommanded inflight deployment makes this a no-go item.Jump to post
It's interesting to note that 737-7 Max testing has come to a halt. There haven't been any flights for either of the 2 frames for nearly a month now. The 2nd frame flew out to La Paz in early August, sat there for nearly 2 weeks inactive then flew back to BFI via VVI and FLL and has been parked up ...Jump to post
I've had cabin crew and pilots light up without permission, but never any passengers. Stinks the entire aircraft up, nasty. More times than I can remember. Standard procedure is to pour a pot of water in the trash incase they threw their cigarette in there. Don't all trash compartments come with an...Jump to post
More times than I can remember.
Standard procedure is to pour a pot of water in the trash incase they threw their cigarette in there.
skipness1E wrote:XAM2175 wrote:strfyr51 wrote:the upper Deck door is a Split hinged door where the upper door can open while the lower stays shut.
Uh... it's not, actually.
I have seen the split door as descibed I am sure!!!
It happens quite regularly. Just a few days ago we were on the same frequency with a Skywest flight that had the same flight number.
Skywest/Southwest - no chance of screwing that up.
Ha, that depends who you ask. I fully understand the situation but these same vague responses have been really frustrating for a few of us.
Hopefully, the delay is somehow related to Hawaii and/or PAE announcements and start-ups. Since many of us are expecting (or at least hoping) both of those new routes to see some action in the next couple of months, WN could be giving themselves some breathing room to accommodate necessary changes ...Jump to post
On Boeing EICAS airplanes, Advisories are inhibited from 80 knots to 400 feet (or 800 feet); the Caution Beeper and Master Caution light (but not the message) are inhibited also from 80 knots to 400 or 800 feet. The Fire Bell, Warning Siren, and Master Warning Light (but not the message) are inhibi...Jump to post
The speed call (100 knots in our case) has the added benefit of checking for PF incapacitation. Interestingly, while the call is at 100 knots, the flight warning system inhibits most warnings already at 80 knots. On Boeing EICAS airplanes, Advisories are inhibited from 80 knots to 400 feet (or 800 ...Jump to post
After what has been a near 10 year transformation, it’s great to see some green numbers surge ahead. Going to go into the next decade with a clean slate and what would appear to be, as expected as QF also, a highly profitable domestic business. Aug 29 (Reuters) - Virgin Australia Holdings (VAH) on ...Jump to post
For shits and gigs I skimmed through this thread and came up with a list of every route you say Southwest COULD add this cycle: LAS-ISP, LAS-CVG, HOU-PUJ, HOU-CVG/CLE/DTW/MSP/ONT/SFO, Anchorage service, CVG-PHX/MCO, RIC-MDW, CRP-DAL although you say it's unlikely we'll see GEG-CRP, ISP-BNA/STL, LAX...Jump to post
737s are slow and bumpy by design and size. A 777 travels at about .85 mach routinely. I also find them a bit claustraphobic. Any flight over 2-3 hours is too long in a 737. Just my opinion, but I avoid them when possible. Slow and bumpy? Cramped you may have an argument for, but not "slow and...Jump to post
Here's hoping for that long awaited Spokane - Corpus Christi. WN is unlikely to ever add GEG-CRP nonstop service. I also do not expect WN to add nonstop service to any Texas markets out of GEG anytime soon. While I could see WN possibly bringing back CRP-DAL nonstop service at some point, I do not ...Jump to post
I dont get why a 7:50 hr flight on a MAX (or any other narrowbody) should be any different to a widebody. You are stuck in a tube, entertain yourself. 737s are slow and bumpy by design and size. A 777 travels at about .85 mach routinely. I also find them a bit claustraphobic. Any flight over 2-3 ho...Jump to post
I've never encountered a w/s that created a noseover like that - very strange. W/S almost always creates a loss of lift which invariable causes the nose to pitch up. One commenter said it looked like a control input - either manual or A/P. I've seen the A/P do some crazy things trying to follow a ba...Jump to post
Excluding Hawaii, is WN done with new domestic markets? They've gone into the last large market, CVG. They got rid of FL cities they didn't want. So domestically, are they done? By "domestic" I assume you're asking about the lower 48, because I suspect Alaska isn't too far in the future. ...Jump to post
Is the lurch at 1:10 from going into idle reverse, or did the pilot hit the brakes? Brakes. Reverse does not cause a lurch. No. Actually that is quite likely exactly what it was. I have seen it myself countless times, where the other pilot has held onto reverse far longer than necessary (usually du...Jump to post
airbazar wrote:barney captain wrote:Good guys with guns are always welcome on my aircraft.
It's only a matter of time until good guys with guns have their guns taken away by bad guys.
Guns on planes is just plain stupid.
I've worked both as an agent and as a FA. I always knew who the marshals were and where they were seated . So do most of the first class passengers. They have become quite obvious. How would you know about the ones you didn't see? So you think you've spotted a few? What about the dozens you never i...Jump to post
Sometimes you simply get distracted with something like a radio call, or finding the correct exit etc. as all humans do and simply may have forgotten to stow the reversers. No. Actually that is quite likely exactly what it was. I have seen it myself countless times, where the other pilot has held o...Jump to post
I find PHX-LHR the most impressive.Jump to post
Have there been many instances where having an air marshal has helped? It seems a primarily US/third world thing. It seems like an expensive and probably unnecessary program in the days of secure flight decks and extensive security screening before boarding. Not to mention - thanks to this "pr...Jump to post
Have there been many instances where having an air marshal has helped? It seems a primarily US/third world thing. It seems like an expensive and probably unnecessary program in the days of secure flight decks and extensive security screening before boarding. You mean this kind of "extensive se...Jump to post
None of that makes sense. The crew always know who the Air Marshals are.
If the crew didn't know - how in the world would the person sending the acars?
40 kids? International destination?
I guarantee I would have been there more than 2 hours prior. That's the bare minimum for individuals - as a group? Not even close.
From the article - I spoke privately with Andy Watterson, Executive Vice President; Chief Revenue Officer. He was a pleasure to speak with and was forthcoming about Southwest Hawaii plans (as was the entire team). Andy indicated that flights will be announced imminently (by October), with flights to...Jump to post
So if true, nothing at HNL will be done on the terminal level alongside the other airlines or will there be stairs going down to the tarmac for boarding? This appears to be the terminal in question - http://www.hawaiiairportsmodernization.com/assets/DHCT%20exterior%20lkg%20east.jpg http://www.hawai...Jump to post
Some updated information on the ETOPS timeline was compiled by Beat of Hawaii - things might start happening very quickly Updated 1pm HST August 14, 2018. We have more information and further clarification on what to expect on upcoming Southwest Hawaii flights.✈ September to October 2018 ETOPS test ...Jump to post
7673mech wrote:Did any of you read the article?
It apparently happened last week and the planes were cleared to fly after an overnight investigation.
Though I do agree they are a mess. I am interested to see what happens with their ETOPs program.
Let's not confuse "food" with "meals". I suspect this will be nothing more than a BOB product offering, and not meal service for each and every pax. Kelly recently hinted of new revenue streams, I could imagine this is it. Pre-packaged sandwiches and bistro snacks require zero pr...Jump to post
https://beatofhawaii.com/southwest-hawaii-airline-update/ Updated 5pm HST August 7, 2018. A Southwest Hawaii meeting was hosted today by the airline in Honolulu. We were at this private event which was both interesting and disappointing. To cut to the chase, there was no announcement of Hawaii fligh...Jump to post
Sometimes fuel doesn't ignite, I wouldn't read much into it. No, but it does spill. There should have been fluid all over the ground after an impact like that. Pham said there was no explosion, a detail that fire officials also noted during a news conference. http://www.latimes.com/socal/daily-pilo...Jump to post
I saw a WN 737 with ETOPS on the nose gear door at MCO last week. Not sure if it was a 700 or 800. How many 737's have ETOPS certification. I believe only the 738’s have ETOPS, but someone please correct me if I’m wrong. There were 10 or so ETOPS birds since they were delivered. More being added. A...Jump to post
I am puzzled as to WN’s current aircraft utilization. Here we are in busy August and they have 3 700’s sitting on the sidelines. N772SW in VCV waiting to be re-registered and now fully reconditioned N7869A and N7889A at PAE. Other than 9/11 have not seen SWA birds parked like this 3 a/c is a statis...Jump to post
Egyptair 990, too. As I pointed out, by locking one pilot behind a door that cannot be opened from the cabin (due to concerns terrorists could force an crew member to open it) you have created a single point of failure, a point of failure commonly believed to have a risk of 1 x 10E-5. Would you acc...Jump to post
I'd swear I see BOTH engines in that video. One at the very beginning, and another @ 1000ft further down. You're not the only one. Seems one of the engines came off from the E190 first, then after several feet the other one came off before the rest of the aircraft ended at the end of the runway. Wh...Jump to post