What is the 'provenance' of the MD-10 being required, what airlines did it operate for? Any info appreciated, thanks in advance. If this is something that interests you you’ll love the site http://www.airfleets.net ! As for 394FE it started its career with United in 1975 and transitioned to FedEx i...Jump to post
I have always been wondering about amount on crew on that particular flight. After seeing the movie, videos and interviews it does not make sense to me that if the flight was full how come there were 3 F/A and not 4. Doesn't each door has to be manned by a F/A?. And also the F/A on the back of the ...Jump to post
Sounds like a great idea, especially with all the unmet demand these days. I think the Industry as a whole could really benefit from a little extra capacityJump to post
A major issue that NYC is going to have to face is wealth flight. Not trying to be political but the taxes there were already causing many people of means to leave. The COVID crisis will likely accelerate that trend. As Gov. Cuomo has said, “Tax the rich, tax the rich, tax the rich. We did. Now, Go...Jump to post
its amazing how our society burns money with such uncertainty, yet cannot find adequate funds to take care of each other, the public infrastructure (ie roads/utilities) or most important, the only planet we can exist on. Certainly this time in human history should we survive as a people, will go do...Jump to post
smw757 wrote:Exactly what UPS757Pilot said. Rush a Guard unit and get paid to fly something awesome. It’ll be a hell of a lot easier on the wallet, too.
The ventilator thing wouldn’t drive it. Opening up a new gateway is a long process, this has probably been in the works for almost 2 years. This is all because of e commerce. More and more people are buying on line. Can’t say I know the Chicago area well, but looking at it on a map, getting cans to...Jump to post
Why merge when you can just shop for assets at a Ch.11 fire sale? Why would you want additional assets with load factors low and slots freely available? Merging only makes things worse, as you now have even more capacity and assets. Imho likely to go are: - Sun Country - Allegiant - Hawaiian - Spir...Jump to post
This is a short term high season based on capacity reductions and supply chain disruptions. The backlog is already beginning to ebb, and the rush of every airline desperate for a bit of revenue is beginning to suppress shipping rates with a flood of capacity. Think of the pax cargo operations this w...Jump to post
There’s gotta be more to the story hereJump to post
I doubt there's any variant that Boeing hasn't studied as such. The question is: who'd pay for a conversion program for such a small number of aircraft, the majority of which are nearly 20yrs-old and heavily used. I don't think age and use have much to do with it anymore. CAM has converted 763s wit...Jump to post
DLASFlyer wrote:Are any of the 319s new enough to be picked up by other airlines? I know UA is adding used 319s, what about Delta?
It will be a weird feeling when I go on unemployment on October 1st while the rest of America goes back to work. Hopefully I will have an easier time applying for unemployment. Also looks like Airline workers who become unemployed on Oct 1+ will miss out on the $600 weekly assistance which was for ...Jump to post
This thread is about the current financial state of United, not their customer service offerings. There are other more appropriate places for that discussion. ✈️ atcsundevil I understand your point but I do think that it’s still relevant. I am one data point, but as there are fewer traveling ill st...Jump to post
Could 767's that will be converted to freighters get a partial conversion now, removal of the seats, bins, and lavs and the addition of the smoke & fire systems of the freighter to get it out there soon, then finish the conversion cutting in the door etc at a later date? Also worth noting FedEx...Jump to post
As a current 175 pilot, I absolutely hope that the pilots at the majors don't give an inch of scope in order to put them at a regional carrier. If UA, DL, or AA, want them, then they need to be flown by mainline pilots for mainline wages. Which are the US based mainline carriers flying the E190's? ...Jump to post
DL, AA and UA are all reevaluating where they can park their fleets so they can collect insurance.premiums.... Sorry, that is not any more funny. Not only the airport was hit, the tornado moved through Jonesboro and has destroyed big parts of the town. In following Twitter tread, there are several ...Jump to post
These are short term programs to take advantage of otherwise idle fleets at a time when there is an overall global freight backlog. The US3 do not have the cost structures or assets to run a truly competitive pure freight network, especially at the cost of their (historically) profitable pax operati...Jump to post
afcjets wrote:blacksoviet wrote:When did Doug Parker finish converting the 767-200s to Envoy Class?
He didn't. Stephen Wolf changed the name of Business Class to Envoy Class and removed the British Airways J seats soon after he got there.
Speaking only for my USAF experience, you start at the beginning (no credit for prior ratings). It’s generally a positive experience that makes the training easier and the finished product is solid standardization for new pilots.
Other militaries may be different.
The story is true. The bag tag was not handwritten....it was a regular HNL tag. The FA was written up but not fired, due to her seniority and good record. I know her personally. So you’re saying this FA was just carrying around a preprinted HNL luggage tag waiting for someone to use it on? Whole th...Jump to post
How did this guy keep getting jobs?. Just about every airline he was hired at (except maybe Wisconsin) is generally at the bottom rungs among their peers. They need to fill the seats to fulfill their contracted flying obligations, so folks like this get hired. What’s scary is knowing theirs others ...Jump to post
LH historically used their MD-11s a good deal more intensively than FedEx has in recent years. The 777F has taken over most of FedEx's high-utilization flying and a substantial number of MD-11s are just flying one round trip a day to a domestic destination. The LH MD-11s have quite high hours. FWIW...Jump to post
Assuming the OP is asking about routine operations (autolands are seldom routine). 9 times out of 10 the AP is clicked off between 1500’-1000’ AGL. Autothrottles can depend on fleet. Flying the MD-10 and -11 I will generally land the -11 with ATs on, and the -10 with them off (turning them off about...Jump to post
Im there twice a week. Aside from the checkpoint (get precheck) I wouldn't call I an unpleasant experience. The food court alone (with real, accessible brands) is a pleasant alternative to C with over-priced, underwhelming OTG concept restaurants and ipads everywhere!Jump to post
Tristarsteve wrote:Many years ago (1990), TWA B767 JFK-ARN was two crew operation, but the return ARN-JFK was three crew because the flight time was over 8 hours. The third pilot sat in the cabin from JFK as a passenger and was not paid! for the outbound sector.
I wonder why it is thought here on airliners.net that JetBlue has no plan for Europe? I think many people buy into what or how they think things should be. I may not be a fan of the management team right now but I doubt very very much the don’t have an exact idea of where they are going and how the...Jump to post
UPS doesn’t fly to AKL. Yes they do. Try again. https://www.ups.com/nz/en/help-center/contact.page I repeat UPS doesn’t fly to AKL, they have and offices and a presence within NZ but they don’t offer an air service. I think they served AKL in the 1970/80s with 747’s. Well said. Example FedEx does n...Jump to post
MEM and SDF are quite similar. Both are smaller city airports that happen to have large cargo operations (FedEx and UPS), but lacking in passenger air service. I’d say SDF is in a better position given its stronger local and regional economy. If the prospects for growth at MEM improve, i’m confiden...Jump to post
[twoid][/twoid] You're making me question my sanity here because I swear I remember seeing CRTs under the overhead bins in F on an AA flight in the last year or so. I remember because I couldn't believe there were still any left. Maybe on one of the ancient ex-US A320 or A321s ORD-PHX or LAS-PHX? Th...Jump to post
Well sure the pictures speak for themselves, and once IND gets that runway in place I don't see them having much more land than MEM currently has for FX expansion. Again, all the space between Democrat Rd. and the interstate, and then some. No one is suggesting IND can not significantly grow their ...Jump to post
Aurantiaco wrote:slider wrote:Another acquisition AA cocked up.
RIP TWA, you were truly one of the last greats.