Something eerie about this accident: I have Flightradar 24 on my iPhone, but just yesterday I enabled push notifications for when any aircraft sends out a distress signal. Today, I got a notification that this flight (4B902) had signaled an emergency. I opened the app, and watched him circle slowly ...Jump to post
Just a reminder to keep your posts relevant to Aviation, for all comments that are not aviation related, please continue discussion in the Non Aviation forum What is the point of even posting on this site? I just left a useful comment with a direct source linked to it, and it was deleted. But you h...Jump to post
Please don't go if at all possible to avoid. Any non-essential travel is just irresponsible right now. I don't disagree with the sentiment here, but this just isn't realistic. I travel for work; I've got Miami, NYC, Denver, and Boston all on the agenda for the next 4 weeks. Unless banks are going t...Jump to post
Does this seem like BS pandering to anyone else?
I can still fly nonstop between the US, China, and South Korea.
What’s the point of banning Poles, Finns, and Swiss, but allowing folks from the epicenter of the virus to come and go as they please?
Can anyone comment on why airlines aren't discounting tickets, even though demand is extraordinarily low? For example, Newark to Milan on United is going for $5000+ business class right now, but today's flight only had 30 pax. What's the advantage to keeping prices so high when demand is at a record...Jump to post
One thing is clear: people advocating for locked seats simply don’t fly very often. Seat recline is one of the only remaining respites for frequent fliers, especially on long haul 737 or a320 flights, which are becoming extremely common. I fact, last year I was on more 737 & 757 long haul fight...Jump to post
One thing is clear: people advocating for locked seats simply don’t fly very often. Seat recline is one of the only remaining respites for frequent fliers, especially on long haul 737 or a320 flights, which are becoming extremely common. I fact, last year I was on more 737 & 757 long haul fights...Jump to post
The probability of a missile is still way overrated in this thread. Yes, it's a distinct possibility that the plane was shot down, but the likelyhood is far smaller than many here make it out to be. . The President of Iran literally threatened to blow up a plane less than 48 hours before a plane my...Jump to post
N14011 (787-10) passed through DEN just now on its first day of revenue flights. Perplexingly, this iteration is missing 21 premium seats compared to other United 787-10’s. 44 J seats, but it’s missing the Premium Plus section, and replaced it with more economy plus. Anyone care to speculate why thi...Jump to post
No one here seems to have mentioned that 2 days ago, Iran’s president threatened to blow up a plane similar to the Lockerbie bombing. https://www.thesun.co.uk/news/10686727/iran-lockerbie-bombing-threat-troops-home-coffins/ Believe something written in the SCUM ? Then relate it to an a/c full of th...Jump to post
No one here seems to have mentioned that 2 days ago, Iran’s president threatened to blow up a plane similar to the Lockerbie bombing.
https://www.thesun.co.uk/news/10686727/ ... e-coffins/
I was always surprised WN never capitalized on ferrying skiers from 2nd-tier New England cities to DEN for winter vacations. The Rocky Mountain region saw 24 million skier visits in 2018, so these are big numbers. New Englanders love skiing, and being able to check your own equipment on WN for free....Jump to post
Great news, now let the criminal proceedings begin! Hopefully we can see Muilenberg behind bars by next Christmas. and on what charges? On charges of involuntary manslaughter and/or criminal negligence. “The bottom line is that the 737 MAX is safe." -Dennis Muilenberg, November 2018 The *real*...Jump to post
Muilenburg could have grounded 737 Max fleet after Indonesia mishap. Instead, Boeing issued press release to point finger at Lion Air, not a single mention of MCAS in that press release Take a look at it https://boeing.mediaroom.com/news-releases-statements?item=130336 ET302 is 100% on him Good rid...Jump to post
Great news, now let the criminal proceedings begin! Hopefully we can see Muilenberg behind bars by next Christmas.Jump to post
Boeing has absolutely no business building new aircraft. Period. The criminal in charge of Boeing admitted this week to knowingly sending people to their deaths because money is more important to him than human life. Why would anyone think a group of criminals would be able to lead the design of a n...Jump to post
COS-DEN makes sense from a price point as well. For example, DEN-NRT is $2392 nonstop on United. COS-NRT (via DEN) is $2407 on United, a $15 difference in fare. So if you live close to COS it simply wouldn't make economic sense to drive all the way to DEN for some flights; you'd actually be losing m...Jump to post
I searched the forum but didn't find anything about this. If you are flying into La Paz, Bolivia (LPB) you'll notice that most international arrivals are happening between 1:30 a.m. to 3:30 a.m. Similarly for departures, there are many flights originating between 2:30 a.m. - 4:30 a.m. At first I tho...Jump to post
Parenthetic, but doesn't everyone tune out those messages anyhow? Six segments within a month, and on each FAs break in to the IFE cranked to eleven, treble all to hell, mumbling, no syncopation (at least they don't go 'um...', they just stop talking until they remember what they wanted to say!). I...Jump to post
I do about 50-60 flights through Denver every year... it has gone from my favorite airport in the US to one of the worst. I would echo what the others here have said. In addition, the management recently banned Uber from dropping you off at departures, and they now can only drop you off at arrivals ...Jump to post
Airlines and the flying public will ultimately pay more. The flying public will pay a LOT more to avoid flying on the MAX, that's for sure. At this point, I'd be surprised if you could find anyone in the general public that would willingly fly on a MAX, regardless of what they "fix." The ...Jump to post
Wow, they really nailed the “cold corporate boardroom” look.
If this is how they express themselves creatively, it’s no wonder that their customer service and hard product is bottom of the barrel.
I heard Delta is going to start seating passengers shorter than 5’5” in the overhead bins for their own comfort, and the comfort of everyone else on the plane.
I’m sure all of you will support this decision. It’s only fair, right?
None of the planes in the image have engines, so hard to say if this is an active airfield, or a scrap yard. Given that they're United 747's, it's likely to be a scrapyard and is perhaps outside of controlled airspace. Broadly speaking though, there are virtually zero circumstances that a drone oper...Jump to post
For those interested in an *extraordinarily* thorough read about MCAS, aircraft design, and CRM, this article is hard to beat: https://seekingalpha.com/article/4224394-premature-judgement-public-opinion-condemns-boeing-even-crash-report?page=3 It was released after the Lion Air crash, but provides u...Jump to post
Aither wrote:I think it is the first time in the history of aviation that an airplane is being grounded by social media.
How many airliners are currently left operating the aircraft? Looks like mainly the USA airlines. They will probably will keep operating until the FAA says so. American businesses putting profits over people. What else is new? Southwest just put a knife in its brand image by not being proactive on ...Jump to post
Whether we like it or not, when public confidence is lost, regulators and authorities have little choice other than going for full blown grounding. Precisely! Southwest is getting eaten alive on social media today for not proactively grounding their MAX aircraft. Whether or not it's logical to grou...Jump to post
Amateur aviation geek here, but isn’t this analysis undercut by MCAS not being operational while flaps are extended? It would appear, from this analysis, that the claimed "MCAS-commanded nose-down trim" would have started within a few seconds of takeoff. It appears to me the only way that...Jump to post
The simple answer is that airlines are interested in making money, not in serving customers fairly. So if they can get away with charging more, well, they always have and they always will. It’s been great watching airlines like Norwegian flip this script on its head by offering reasonable one-way fe...Jump to post
Airlines be like:
1lb overweight bag= $100 fee.
Too fat to fit in the seat = welcome aboard.
Glad the passengers are safely on their way home. I’d love to have a night on the airline’s dime somewhere new. Would make for a great story. Whats the difference between comfort in a 737 and a widebody. It’s night and day... One is big and spacious, one is a subway car with wings. One has IFE, the...Jump to post
I think the real story here is that there is a 7+ hour 737 flight. I’d rather walk. Whats the difference between comfort in a 737 and a widebody. It’s night and day... One is big and spacious, one is a subway car with wings. One has IFE, the other has nothing. One has the capacity to provide meal s...Jump to post
Is there any proof this was a drone? A few of my colleagues fly drones for their professional video production businesses. Those drones are only a couple pounds each and made entirely of plastic parts. Would they really do that much damage? The larger drones used for Hollywood-level cinematography a...Jump to post
Your body gives you false indications of what is really happening when you have no outside visual cues to back it up. Most of the time when I'm flying in IMC I feel like I'm doing something completely different than what I actually am. Fascinating, I never would have suspected this. Aren't there ba...Jump to post
next thing they know they're breaking out of the clouds in an inverted dive with the waves rushing at them. I don't understand. Are you suggesting that a pilot with 6,000 hours wouldn't know the difference between what it feels like when his aircraft is climbing, vs. when it's pointed straight at t...Jump to post
Can someone explain why they didn’t shoot this plane down immediately? It’s a confirmed hijacked plane, flown erratically by a suicidal man over innocent people. What exactly were they waiting for? Engaging in a target of interest is a HUGE decision, so it's not exactly that simple. They would need...Jump to post
Can someone explain why they didn’t shoot this plane down immediately?
It’s a confirmed hijacked plane, flown erratically by a suicidal man over innocent people. What exactly were they waiting for?
What's the business case for pursuing this? You can already fly NYC-LHR in comfort, on a brand new 787, for a couple hundred bucks. If you're wealthy, you can do it in luxury for $4k-$6k. If you're rich you can fly private. The trip is 6.5 hours – hardly a feat of endurance. So, how do you sell it t...Jump to post
One of the ideas Airbus has considered is to install inflight lounges, bunk beds and exercising space. Airbus also planned to convert the cargo hold into sleeping rooms, conference room, family room or 'medical care zone' using modules which are interchangeable with a standard cargo container. Econ...Jump to post
Airline employees treating customers with contempt?
Color me surprised.
I find it interesting that WN is announcing these routes at the same time HA is downgrading it's fleet to narrow-body jets; their one remaining competitive advantage in the face of WN! Considering the better service, free bags, lower prices, and more versatile rewards program of WN, I'd be surprised...Jump to post