Join the military. You’ll still have a long career as an airline pilot. I thoroughly enjoy flying for my airline but military flying was one of the biggest privileges of my life.Jump to post
It’s just a B**** to land.Jump to post
This has to be a huge hit for ASL. I guess there might have been some kind of 5 year clause in the contract from the TNT take over that has now lapsed. That's the only reason I can come up with for why they would take this step right now when freight is booming. I hope ASL can find new jobs for man...Jump to post
usflyer msp wrote:It has been done before. When US installed the reverse herringbone seats on their A330's, they took the old A330 seats and put them in their TATL 757's.
All I can say is the TSA numbers have been at 1 million all week (biggest week since early March). Lots of people are flying. I think the industry will power out of this from here on. But no, not aware of specific reason on RSW 764. RSW is traditionally a midwest stronghold. I’m not trying to turn ...Jump to post
Since AUS gets mentioned a lot, I'm going to take a look at how they could expand there. I don't think it will reach focus city status. It seems like a market they need to really serve in order to attract the coastal transplants to Texas capital and all the tech/finance corporations that have large...Jump to post
If you look at the post where they were introduced, he offered them up as a random, new-ish frame at each major integrator to compare reliability. That's all I was doing there. I picked the two 800lb gorillas and one newish jet for each. So basically June 2020 delivered jets for both competitors. M...Jump to post
Monday draws to a close. Let's see where the 747s of Aerotranscargo are as the final few days of crunch time come into focus. ER-BAJ: HKG-??? Westbound out of the Former British Territory. Performed a LGG-NQZ-HKG-??? route. Pretty good seeing as the jet sat at LGG for 13+ hrs. ER-BAM: NQZ for over ...Jump to post
Man, I really wanna buy a ticket on Alaska now!Jump to post
I can certainly appreciate nostalgia but take issue with the folks longing for a return to the “golden age”. The reality is (COVID aside) there’s no way I would trade the schedules, networks, connectivity, and loyalty programs of today for that experience. Imagine wearing a suit to sit upright for 8...Jump to post
Ouch. That was hard to watch. Seems like some similar design elements to the previous video (maybe the same director or production company?). Look forward to something “less produced” one of these days... the current generation of delta videos Is sharp while not feeling like it’s trying too hard.Jump to post
Mesa hasn't killed anyone in 40 years of operation which is more than most regionals can say. Mesa's pay has always been horrible. I knew a Mesa FA that lived in her car in the employee lot at ORD. My last flight on a Mesa, CR7 PVD-IAD, was actually pretty good. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Air_Mi...Jump to post
First, thank you all for your thoughtful replies. I was worried this post might turn into a MESA bashing thread. Umm... you asked the question. are you surprised? These responses were setup more than peewee tee-ball. I’ve got a lot whole lot of buds that flew for a whole lot of regionals. No one I ...Jump to post
What new information (or arguably valuable conversation) is this bringing to the forum?Jump to post
B6 & millennials go together like two peas in a pod & LAX draws a lot of them. Millennials fly the cheapest option. You realize a massive chunk of millennials are in their 30s right? I shop 1) loyalty program 2) schedule 3) price in that order. Pre and post covid. I think you may have misse...Jump to post
KLMatSJC wrote:lostsound wrote:B6 & millennials go together like two peas in a pod & LAX draws a lot of them.
Millennials fly the cheapest option.
at first thought , it sounds silly ,but if we look closely ,we could see the idea doable given multiple factors : For a start, cash. More specifically, UA's position WRT being able to come up with the money to integrate a new fleet while being a position of having to both lay people off and beg the...Jump to post
RDUDDJI wrote:LCDFlight wrote:Well they are freight hubs... maybe crews need to move
Then why wouldn't they fly on company flights?
my bros that are looking at furloughs at UA & DL have already found jobs elsewhere. At some point the market needs to right size to match demand. Flying jobs? Where on earth did they find those? Even regionals are contracting, and FX/UP pilots currently being hired have been in the pipeline sin...Jump to post
There’s entirely too much capacity. If CARES 2.0 is enacted how long should it be for? And when it expires should it be extended a third or fourth time? The initial shock has passed, my bros that are looking at furloughs at UA & DL have already found jobs elsewhere. At some point the market need...Jump to post
UPS uses the A306 on SDF-SJU, which is 1,900+/- miles and just short of 4 hours flight time. https://flightaware.com/live/flight/UPS328/history/20200813/1939Z/KSDF/TJSJ FedEx uses the A306 on MEM-OAK, which is 1,800 miles and also just short of 4 hours flight time. https://flightaware.com/live/flig...Jump to post
It would probably look a whole lot like the DR.Jump to post
FedEx continues to fly their DC-10s and MD-11s as they usually only make about two flights a night and most likely are not that high on cycles or hours. FedEx and others will fly them as long as they do not become maintenance hogs or need a major HVM. The cost of extra Jet-A is not enough to cause ...Jump to post
I see an announcement like this and I think immediately of scope. But correct me if I am wrong on this. DHL doesn't actually operate their own airline but contract the cargo service out to other carriers such as ABEX Air. Am I correct to assume that because ABEX air itself is a contractor, and not ...Jump to post
This has always been the most screwed up thing with aviation pilot/union contract structure. It's evolved to what it is now. But the fact this happens is so bad for a business model. In a perfect world pilots wouldn't be compensated by how many seats they fly. There would be a better way. You’re ce...Jump to post
TARTRESED wrote:CRJ5000 wrote:Starting at $52/hour for FOs with a 62 hour guarantee.
Sadly there's going to be no shortage of pilots willing to fly for that in these times.
Oh the horror! $38K per year for a part time job, how will they live?
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