My United Airlines flight attendant neighbor just told me that United is opening a flight attendant base here at SAN! "I'm one of the lucky 125!" were her exact words.
Has anyone else heard anything about this? And which airlines have a flight attendant base here?
In one of his books within the last five years (I can't remember the title), author Clive Cussler (of "Raise The Titanic" and "Sahara") gives us a story involving a character who is a Dutch arms merchant that everyone is trying to track down. No one is successful in the end, and...Jump to post
Sadly, justice is still far away for families of the vicitms. What's even sadder is that the new Malaysian government is ambivalent towards pursuing justice - the PM, who wasn't there when the plane was shot down, would rather be chummy with Putin to the point of questioning the JIT investigation, ...Jump to post
Discussion has been going on recently about the replacement of gates throughout SAN, with the last phase in T1East occurring in late spring/early summer 2019. That they were able to consistently remove one gate from operations for several days - and for several weeks, as when one was replaced, anot...Jump to post
First post here, SD native on the younger side learning the ropes. I lived in PHX for year and tried to keep on top of the happenings at SAN. Are there ANY signs of life/progress with the T1 renovation?? All I’ve seen in the news lately is a tram/trolley/people mover connection to downtown etc. Tha...Jump to post
I understand that the MAX grounding has left airlines scrambling; however, SAN-JFK on AA has been a continuous presence for a very long time, yes? To have it "pulled" - even temporarily - means that the bean counters at AA are saying, "we will make more money elsewhere". Also, gi...Jump to post
It is in eniliria's most recent OAG updates post that AA's cancellation of SAN-JFK is official. I believe this marks the end of continuous service on AA between the two cities. I'd love to know what AA's yields were like, as the airline was never keen on connections at JFK, preferring to route passe...Jump to post
What must it be like to be a passenger on the last successful flight of an aircraft? What would have gone through the minds of those people who had a perfectly lovely flight from Istanbul to Paris seeing their plane from that day so horribly mangled? And seeing that port-side cargo door open? Like t...Jump to post
And somewhere there are people in the U.S. hearing this story and saying, "hold my margarita while I go complain about all these here Mexicans on this flight from Cancun!" The human gene pool needs some chlorine. However, the REAL video I'd love to see is the police video, where these scre...Jump to post
Three thoughts come to mind: 1) I don't approve of the woman's actions, but I do understand. How many of us have been forced to listen as a self-designated VIP believes that the planet will stop rotating if their phone call doesn't go through? Of that one person who has no "phone voice", o...Jump to post
The movie AIRPORT was filmed there … Lincoln Airport AND it was the destination for Global Flight #502 in "Skyjacked!" A World Airways 707 only needed the word change to "Global", and they were all set. Okay, back to reality. I have always read that Western Airlines had quite an...Jump to post
I don't know why I didn't think of this before, but my last flight SAN-MDW departed from Gate 2 on Friday, May 24th. I couldn't remember for sure, but the more I investigate, the more I recall of that early morning, and there were three flights leaving from the east end gates. That would mean Gate 2...Jump to post
No matter how many regional jets UA, DL, or AA fly LAX-SAN, it isn't enough to accommodate any kind of glitch in the system. Many years ago, I flew SAN-LAX-ORD-LAX-SAN specifically to fly on the 747-400 domestically, as this was not just a rarity but a complete phase-out of the type. Going was fabul...Jump to post
https://flightaware.com/live/flight/SWA1402 This is the page where I got the information. I have never in my life heard of a Southwest Airlines flight "operating as Alaska Airlines flight XXXX", so I can't vouch for its accuracy or what it is saying. Looks like another data error at Fligh...Jump to post
Anyone know the reason Gate 2 is closed? I’ve noticed baggage carts and tugs parked over the empty space. Been like that since I parked at gate 1 on 6/23 and also 7/7. Is the jetway still there, at gate 2? Maybe that has to be replaced. WN has been using 2-3 gates in T1W for a few months now so may...Jump to post
Here's a wild question: What would the chances ever be of U.S. pre-clearance in PTY? For now, it would be zero to none. CM's CEO is strongly against it as it would add at least an extra 2 hours for connections, vs the 45 minutes needed currently. Also, for it to happen, they may need to find a secl...Jump to post
Like trans-continental U.S. and trans-Atlantic flights in winter, westbound flights are always going to be subject to tech stops. Whether its winds, heat, altitude, or a combination of all three, MEX is always going to have to deal with these issues on ULH flights. It's too bad AM can't make the tec...Jump to post
Found this but only in Spanish. https://www.avianca.com/bo/es/sobre-nosotros/centro-noticias/noticias-avianca/operaciones-tegucigalpa-san-pedro-sula/ Looks like a daily ATR 72-600 AV750 depart TGU 0820 arrive SAP 0909 (Daily) AV751 depart SAP 1730 arrive TGU 1816 (Daily) '902 I'm going to assume th...Jump to post
Looks like there was a breakfast meeting between SAN Authority Board members (Kim Becker and Hampton Brown among them), and Copa Airlines executives back on 6/12/19, as well as a dinner organized by Mr. Brown. Found these details in the meeting materials for the upcoming Authority Board meeting on ...Jump to post
The mayor of Berlin should set his priority to finally open the airport BER and end this utter embarrassment for Germany. You'll see Emirates in YVR or YYC before Brandenburg Airport opens for commercial service. In fact I can think of many other things that will probably happen before BER opens: -...Jump to post
My first thought on this was United 232's center engine piece that wasn't found until the corn harvest.
An impressive piece of technology that functioned exactly as it was supposed to. Excellent job!
I flew SAN-IAH last summer on N37502. It literally freaked me out, because the MAX is SO quiet compared to other planes. https://www.airliners.net/forum/viewtopic.php?f=9&t=1415113 A lifetime in purgatory for whoever thinks that ridiculous lavatory is acceptable. Other than that, it was a lovely...Jump to post
For a moment I thought you had found an airlines called US Airways that was still flying!!
Did you try AF or KL in searches? Perhaps they will be better than DL's website.
So this was in my e-mail inbox this morning from Kimberly Becker at san.org: Dear Friends, I’m writing to you today to share some exciting news! Below is a slightly abridged version of our remarks made at a press conference this morning. The Airport Authority has reached a new 10-year agreement with...Jump to post
The YXX SAN route is interesting as the flight will not be pre-cleared by US CBP, unlike the YEG SAN route where US CBP can pre-clear the flight. You answered my question before I could ask it. Thank you! The flight times look as though the planes are routed YXX-SAN-YEG and YEG-SAN-YXX: dp YEG 800 ...Jump to post
Has SAN ever had a flight to ANC? if not what is the O/D Sent from my SM-G950U using Tapatalk California-ANC non-stops have, historically, been very seasonal. Given that PDX and more-so SEA have so many connections to Alaska, the majority of service has been mostly one-stops. To my knowledge, ANC h...Jump to post
Only I would think about this, I'm sure... Edmonton, AB, will be SAN's most northerly destination, at 53.3 degrees north latitude. This beats out a near-tie between LHR (51.4 degrees N) and YYC (51.1 degrees N) for the previous title holder. Both east (ZRH) and west (NRT) are quite easy to figure ou...Jump to post
Well there have been so many Mickey Mouse airlines over the past 50 years they should fit right in! Sorry, I couldn't help myself:) I bow down to you and this comment. You win the internet today. I love it. Disney's costs of running these planes will NEVER be lower than the majors or the minors, an...Jump to post
"How Many Religious Miracles Will Occur During My Flight?" is my favorite game. The more elderly needing special assistance there are at take-off is directly proportional to the number of miraculous healings that will occur en route. That couple that needed every flight attendant to get th...Jump to post
I think one of main reasons why we haven't heard anything else from COPA is because of the 737 MAX groundings. About a year ago, COPA released routes that would be covered by the 737 MAX planes, which would likely have freed up existing planes to start SAN or new service elsewhere. Yeah, it's reall...Jump to post
I'm surprised COPA hasn't started service to TIJ to initially introduce service to the region. TIJ is probably less expensive to operate out of and being Latin America, they share a similar culture and the same language. Scheduling wise, they could do a quick 60 minute midnight turn around, somethi...Jump to post
As someone who moved to LA from Chicago, LAX still feels like a gift from God after spending almost two decades suffering at ORD. No thunderstorms, no snow, and four parallel runways that generally function pretty well. I have noticed an uptick in flow-control holds over the last few months... I fl...Jump to post
Am I wrong in thinking this is actually not all that uncommon? Not saying it's ok, just that it happens more often than it makes its way to a.net. I don't know whether it's common or not, but that being published now with the Max' catastrophes and ensuing scrutiny is not good for Boeing. Didn't the...Jump to post
If no one wants your used aircraft, rest value is zero, you better keep them for their economical life time. That’s what LH had been doing with its planes, even if someone might have had interest in buying their aircraft. See how long they flew their classic B737s and their first A320s. Since there...Jump to post
Hey Scott - enjoyed the pics and report. You are braver than I. No way would I stand or lay down on that glass floor! Thanks for sharing your trip to Chicago. I'm glad you enjoyed it - thanks for letting me know! To my dying day I will never understand how I did that. I forced my body out on that t...Jump to post
Like being on the last car of a train, watching the world pass behind you...I'd LOVE to fly in that seat!! https://i.postimg.cc/BtNZ2xwM/CA12-DHC3-B.jpg Being able to sit in the co-pilot's seat as a DHC-3 flies at a fairly low altitude from Vancouver harbor to Victoria harbor. https://i.postimg.cc/4...Jump to post
9Patch wrote:Am I the only one who saw at first glance, Turkish Airlines DC 10?
Just my two cents here: 2) It will be interesting to see where new aircraft are based. This will make ALL the difference in the world. For example, San Diego is doing well for LH, but if the A343 is on the way out, what will replace it? The 787-9? I guess whatever ends up being based at FRA... I th...Jump to post
There is no such thing as a comfortable sleeping position in economy, period. We "adapt" as best we can to the situation, and extra room helps, but unless one is in business class with lie-flat seats, you're sleeping sitting up. As far as the product goes, I hope that shell isn't that hide...Jump to post
Just my two cents here: 1) Lufthansa's 747-8 fleet is laid out VERY premium-heavy - 88 J seats in addition to true F class in the nose. This special sub-fleet is rotated into seasonal markets whose premium demand ebbs and flows. For example, LAX sees a second 747-8 daily flight to FRA in addition to...Jump to post
There must have been a lot more turboprops to LAX than I thought. There certainly more SAN-LAX frequencies then there are now. When I started flying the route in 1998, there were four carriers in the market: ⋅ American Eagle Saab 340 ⋅ SkyWest/Delta Connection EMB-120 ⋅&nbs...Jump to post
you have America's most pulled-out-from airport. [BFL] Congratulations, Bakersfield!! I thought STL is credited with that distinction. STL, like PIT, is a former hub. Operations there were, at least at one time, quite large, but now that there's not a hub anymore, it has been "right-sized"...Jump to post
As the title implies, what cities or metro areas are "underserved" compared to other cities in the same country or region? I am leaving the reasons why out of consideration, because we can quibble endlessly over the economic bases of the region, the gravity of a particular larger metro ar...Jump to post
I love when people say SWA doesn't charge change fees. They just charge you the difference in fare. And as a former SWA CSA, those fare differences are generally higher than any change fare at an airline unless you buy an Anytime or Business Select ticket. :spin: You beat me to it!! This is the num...Jump to post
Sitting at my desk happily eating a big plate of crow, delighted that my prediction of the demise of DFW-BFL was wrong, as AA is upping this flight to x2 starting later this year! For an airport with a nearly 70+% leakage to every other airport in southern, central, and northern California, any expa...Jump to post
Does anybody remember what gate TWA was using back in 1985? I want to know which gate flight 847 would have used had it not been hijacked. Apparently, TWA's one and only gate at SAN was gate 8, at least in 1991. http://www.departedflights.com/SAN1091.html Alaska is still parking some planes at the ...Jump to post
AA BFL-DFW JAN 1.0>1.8 FEB 1.0>2 MAR 1.0>2[0.9]
Was it JFK-TLV on El Al? Did that flight require a fuel stop on the westbound leg? What about the 747-100B? I believe you are correct about El Al, but the longest non-stop I know of was Iran Air, which operated its few examples (until 1979) of the 747-100 JFK-THR non-stop, but because of headwinds,...Jump to post
As the title implies, what cities or metro areas are "underserved" compared to other cities in the same country or region? I am leaving the reasons why out of consideration, because we can quibble endlessly over the economic bases of the region, the gravity of a particular larger metro are...Jump to post