WN boards usually show all the destinations the aircraft arrives from. It will show WN370 as three individual flights coming from LGA, DEN, and OMA. Why doesn't SWA offer that flight to NYC customers? I know people who would love Southwest flying "direct" from LGA. It is not like you woul...Jump to post
The flaperon that was recovered from MH370 was proved to have been deployed in the landing position. Why would a pilot on a suicide mission carry out a controlled ditching of his aircraft? Again, no it was not. I found to be in the fully retracted position. “It was established from the debris that ...Jump to post
rmoore7734 wrote:barney captain wrote:To give yourself a fighting chance, you would need to depart from somewhere closer than ACV......OAK for example.
Looks like difference is 10 miles acv to Ito 2,335 mi vs 2325 from oak.
The flaperon that was recovered from MH370 was proved to have been deployed in the landing position. Why would a pilot on a suicide mission carry out a controlled ditching of his aircraft? It was? Not from everything I've read - in fact it was almost certainly fully retracted. Damage analysis of tw...Jump to post
Fire fighters out west battling a wild fire, the spotter comes through first followed by the DC-10 tanker. We've seen videos before but this time these fire fighters are close to the action. https://twitter.com/breakingavnews/status/1274464344324136960?s=20 And just imagine how much more impressive...Jump to post
I see zero rudder deflection - the airplane did exactly what they allowed it to do.Jump to post
It's 1 FA for every 50 passengers, US had an interesting scheduling system for their A319/320/321 fleet, they scheduled 3 FAs flying together the entire line which would cover any 319/320 flight and then they had a lone FA line called the "chaser" which would fly only 321 flights joining ...Jump to post
Can someone check that this flight was never with Tower, only Approach, so he may never have seen the wheels up event if he was in front of the scope and not seeing the aircraft. I remember reading that very thing and thought it odd. Maybe he never handed him off to tower because he knew he would t...Jump to post
HNLSLCPDX wrote:After this I would assume that it’ll look something like HA operating 96% of inter island travel followed by WN around 2% then MK with 2%?
Keep that "ultimate goal of flying for United" a very flexible one. The best choice for you will (should) constantly be reevaluated as personal and economic conditions change. What makes sense now may not next week. Ask anyone of the hundreds that went to DL in the last few months.Jump to post
What I can't understand is why the tower gave taxi permission when you had a possible person on the airfield, that should have been a ground stop. I can't also understand why the flight crew did not ask for an inspection before taxiing to stand, The crew likely knew the person *ahem* no longer an i...Jump to post
Armature video taken from the airport. It a looked fine - until it didn't.
WN732 wrote:barney captain wrote:Are there any updates on the condition of the pilot?
Broken leg and broken ego, but he's going to be just fine.
Audio from KHQZ tower. Initially I thought this video was in error - but it's not. Sounds like he almost made the field but needed a 360 to lose altitude and didn't make it back around. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EsESUOWz6FgJump to post
It’s against the WN’s pilot contract No, there are provisions for code share and nothing to stop a purchase, except well - the world as we know it. The pilots CBA prevents them from buying another airline and operating separate and you can’t merge a foreign airline into a domestic one The first par...Jump to post
Boof02671 wrote:It’s against the WN’s pilot contract
UA857 wrote:Why did the owner of this 737-800 BBJ painted in a livery similar to UA´s rising blue colors? Won´t UA sue the owner of this aircraft for copying their color scheme.
c3000flyboy wrote:The lady who owns the private 737 at YYJ probably got sick of waiting for the long range tanks that were supposed to be installed 10 years ago, and just chartered.
No kidding. I didn't see any indication of smoke, but they performed an emergency evac as opposed to a controlled evac utilizing just the airstairs. Reminds me of WN 2123 in SNA that evacuated due to an APU fire... no smoke in cabin, no smell, nothing... yet the Pilots initiated an EVAC. Not 100% c...Jump to post
Denver to Honolulu is 5,415 kilometers / 2,924 nautical miles. MAX-8 has a still air range of 6,570 km / 3,550 nautical miles. Does anyone think this route is a possibility? How are they going to manage all this growth with their current limited fleet? I assume that the fleet will be growing by the...Jump to post
WN historical aircraft turn time gate usage has slowed down since the introduction of the 737-800NG/MAX8. WN use to on average turn 12 planes per gate. With the addition of the 800/MAX8 it is now down to 9 per gate. This is because it takes 20 minutes longer to turn a 800 vs 700. That is an interes...Jump to post
290kts is way too fast and dangerous to do below 10.000ft They said 290kts ground speed - not indicated. Additionally, exceeding 250kts below 10k is neither "too fast" or "dangerous" and is common practice in many parts of the world. There were things that apparently happened in...Jump to post
I’m guessing they used Differential thrust and differential braking to get out of Ivalo. Ivalo doesn’t have a parallel taxiway so they would be making 2-3 tight turns Before takeoff. If it was icy the pilots may have thought they were just dealing with slippery conditions and not realize that they ...Jump to post
I'm going to start referring to this video every time a passenger says - "Meh, these things practically land themselves - right?"Jump to post
WN had to drop the only 737s for is nonsense They have now been dead in the water for over a year cutting flights while most airports are seeing increase usage. Ditch the MAX7s on paper and order up some A223s already. It isn't like buying a Corolla. By the time they are ordered, built, delivered a...Jump to post
Except they would have never made it to the runway. You have no nose wheel steering with the bypass pin installed - no way they 'slid' all the way to the runway using differential power. No way. . Still that seems to be the story: http://avherald.com/h?article=4d229d16 There are so many holes in th...Jump to post
Thanks for the correction (and no, Im not lol). I've even read the wall dedicated to him in OGG......and when I posted that I could have sworn it was Hogg and he flew for Hawaiian......weird coincidence.
Pan Am 6, a Boeing 377 ditched in the middle of the Pacific in 1956 - everyone survived. The flight was commanded by Captain Richard Ogg, which is where the airport in Kahului Maui gets the airport code we use today - OGG. The photo below refers to "Flight 943" when in fact that was the re...Jump to post
Interesting find - they seem to all be routed that way. If it were strictly an overflight issue, they could certainly cut the corner and still stay over Chile until out over the Pacific. To so routinely avoid the Andes seems odd, as flights pass over them regularly and there isn't always turbulence....Jump to post
Yes, except that in the entire video not once do they mention the possibility of a mechanical failure, or at least the need for the NTSB to do their job before drawing any conclusions. He said it in the 2 or 3 previous videos. Many indiscrepancies with these gentlemen talking. The Sheriffs pad bein...Jump to post
The WN pilots have already said Sim training would take about 3 months to get everyone retrained on the MAX. So that means WN would have to take a much slower reintroduction of the MAX8 then they originally planned. They already had 73 MAX in the Schedule of June-Aug 2020. If Pilots are going to al...Jump to post
Well with Boeing saying the MAX will require Sim training and the FAA saying should be ungrounded by mid year. WN probably has to rethink and release a schedule without all the MAX8 in it. Have a more conservative slow approach to additional flying for August-October. I wouldn't be surprised to see...Jump to post
I'm going to be curious to watch WN's ITO loads when they hit the T100s. I know when I was at MW and we started our jet service, there was TONS of fan-fair, but after people took it once, they went back to HA because they wanted miles. Once we were in Alaska's MileagePlan did bookings start to pick...Jump to post