In terms of shortest, I think Air LA and its mini-hub at Bakersfield (BFL) - yes, BFL - lasted less time than one could purchase tickets. But on one of their scheduled timetables, most of their flights connected at BFL.
Not bad for an airport that EVERYONE has abandoned at one time.
Depending on agreements with the U.S. and/or Canada, they could, yes. Iran Air can fly to JFK, I believe, for diplomatic & U.N. traffic, if needed, mostly if a top-level leader is traveling on official business. But direct passenger service is prohibited, I believe. Iraqi Airways might be able ...Jump to post
Hi Oklahomans and Tulsa air supporters! My mom's family is originally from the Fort Smith, Arkansas area, and we have used TUL multiple times, especially for my grandmother who would always fly a non-stop or one-stop TUL-LAX, usually via OKC. She has long-since passed away; however, Tulsa has remain...Jump to post
Interesting topic!! #1: In 1993, I was scheduled to fly a 767-200 LGA-DFW, but AA switched the plane a week beforehand for a 757-200. Having flown two of them on this trip, I was kind of disappointed, but it was then and still is today my favorite narrowbody. Ironically, my first 767 flight occurred...Jump to post
Depending on agreements with the U.S. and/or Canada, they could, yes. Iran Air can fly to JFK, I believe, for diplomatic & U.N. traffic, if needed, mostly if a top-level leader is traveling on official business. But direct passenger service is prohibited, I believe. Iraqi Airways might be able t...Jump to post
Thank you all for the responses! This is truly proving to be an interesting debate - and most importantly, very respectful. Question: If a person is allowed only one personal item that must fit under the seat, then what are the overhead bins for? I know that some very small aircraft have no overhead...Jump to post
I know this accident will remain one of the great mysteries of aviation, with no clear answer ever coming forth. But I did get answers to the operational questions, and I am grateful for the information. What is mysterious about this accident? Well, the actual CVR tape of the last 30 minutes has ne...Jump to post
I know I might get flamed for this one; however, I am only reporting this, because I haven't seen any posting on this. From my FlightAware newsletter comes this gem: https://www.classicfm.com/discover-music/instruments/violin/flight-attendant-denies-federal-instrument-regulations/ I'm not taking sid...Jump to post
The podcast was a great listen, but some of the FA's assertions there and in his publication have been criticized. I agree. I listened to it as well, and as much as I want to believe his stories, there just isn't enough evidence to come to a definite conclusion. Has the complete 30 minutes of CVR d...Jump to post
All of them. No, seriously. I really do wish I could have flown on all of them. MISSING BOEINGS: I have been on every Boeing product except the 720. MISSING DOUGLAS/MD: DC-3, DC-4, DC-6, DC-7, DC-8, DC-9 (classic), MD-11 MISSING LOCKHEED: Constellation, Electra MISSING AIRBUS: A300, A310, A380 (I th...Jump to post
Do you know if people walked through underground tunnels to reach the satellite buildings for boarding? Yep! And I'm one of them! Remember in "Airplane!" when Ted Strkyer (Robert Hays) confronted his ex-girlfriend Elaine (Julie Haggerty) in that long hallway with the tile? (What a pisser!...Jump to post
Feel kinda dumb asking, but why did the lawwsuit that did stem from this accident wrap up McDonnell Douglas into things? This one, at least, I can answer. The manufacturer is ALWAYS dragged into it, even when it is later proven that the aircraft had nothing to do with the accident at all. "Sue...Jump to post
CWL757 wrote:PSAatSAN4Ever wrote:So seven people were killed in that plane? Either that's a different plane, or it was COMPLETELY rebuilt, from the wheels up.
Please tell me this is a joke?
I appreciate all the responses!
Now the question becomes this: what time was the ORIGINAL flight #605 scheduled to depart? And why would Western Airlines have scheduled the same flight number for a segment that is a red-eye?
Ahh, the mysteries of flight numbers.
When he started the explanation with the fact that the inbound HNL-LAX flight segment was delayed I was expecting that he would explain that they operated a non-connecting outbound LAX-MEX segment and gave it a new number. Then again, I've been on *lots* of "airplane switches" and "o...Jump to post
Perhaps the flight number issue is or was a Mexico/USA bilateral set-up, whereby a certain flight number was assigned to a particular plane, and any plane substitution required a different flight number. After the Russian turn-back of certain airplanes en-route to Moscow because of paperwork issues,...Jump to post
Oh, and then there's my saga with AS and its associated carriers: SBP-SAN: cancelled or not-the-day-of-the-week-I-want-to-travel. Rescheduled to MRY-SAN (going to get a Hwy 1 trip involved). Cancelled. AS refunded our tickets completely, but all the intra-California routes are disappearing...for us,...Jump to post
Greetings to all! Looking for some Western Airlines history. I am looking for insight and information on what is to me one of the most mysterious accidents ever to occur: Western Airlines flight 2605, which crashed upon landing at MEX after setting down prematurely on the wrong runway and colliding ...Jump to post
Other than religious pilgrims to Mecca, what other tourism would Saudi Arabia have? I'm not asking to be snarky, but given the Saudi viewpoint of being "the protectors of Islam's holiest site", why would they want non-Muslims in their country for anything other than business?Jump to post
Not a pilot here, but a life-long aviation enthusiast. I am going to take a stab at this, because I think you're inquiring if "dangerous" airports require hyperawareness, which leads to the corollary of "safe" airports lead to complacency. My hometown airport, San Diego, is somet...Jump to post
Side note: Avianca and Viasa have always been my favorite names in aviation. I absolutely love the way they roll off the tongue, almost like female names. At least one of them is still around! Curious. Do you pronounce VIASA vee-AH-sah or VEE-sah? Don't think I've heard it said out loud. Three syll...Jump to post
Impressive! Congratulations to Avianca for organizing and getting this going. Now keeping it going, that's another thing. I hope it works. Non-stop West Coast USA - Central & South America is a tough nut to crack. There is demand, but the premium market is dominated by COPA and LACSA, and numer...Jump to post
As a civil aviation enthused child growing up in the 1970's in Bakersfield, California, I was starved for sightings in my home town. After deregulation, it was as deserted as Pompeii. However, we had family in Los Angeles, whom we visited frequently. And even in the early 1970's, LAX-to-everywhere n...Jump to post
Impressive! Congratulations to Avianca for organizing and getting this going. Now keeping it going, that's another thing. I hope it works. Non-stop West Coast USA - Central & South America is a tough nut to crack. There is demand, but the premium market is dominated by COPA and LACSA, and numero...Jump to post
Only 6½ kilos? I guess the remainder got taken off in time. What do drug dealers call "The War On Drugs"? Price supports. Okay, in all seriousness, what steps are taken when a plane comes in from a country the U.S. considers "a drug producer"? I mean, aside from the screening of ...Jump to post
If you have a record locator letter/number code, LH should be able to pull it up. Lufthansa, for all its "German Efficiency" doesn't always play nice with its fellow sibling airlines. In 2017, my husband and I flew LAX-FRA-STG and FRA-ZRH-SAN home. Getting the seats of our choice was a sna...Jump to post
I hate to ask, but AOC? My first thought was Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez has certified an airline...
However, congratulations to the airline organizers for getting the airline certified, and hopefully it works out!!
If that official at TIJ ever finds himself in need of new employment, he definitely could land a job at a consulting firm. Cause he has mastered the art of BS. Let's see.... 25 million cachement area. Who the **** from the LA area is going to drive all the way down to TIJ for a flight to Mexico, wh...Jump to post
United flew the 737-200 on the "California Milk Runs" in the late 1960's/early 1970's, doing routes like LAX-BFL-FAT-SFO, as well as other central valley cities. They also kept the 727-100's on this route into the 1980's, after deregulation, like DEN-BFL-FAT-SFO.Jump to post
The post-quarantine world is making these smaller "thinner" routes difficult to start. It had changed operators (Horizon, then SkyWest, then back to Horizon) several times, with different flights times, and then it was gone. The dates for travel for us have to be VERY specific, as my husb...Jump to post
It appears Alaska Airlines expansion from SAN is on hold, again... I just received an e-mail from AS, telling me my upcoming San Luis Obispo to San Diego (SBP-SAN) flight in November is canceled. As in probably never started. Same with Santa Barbara. Monterey, however, is still available, and we we...Jump to post
It appears Alaska Airlines expansion from SAN is on hold, again... I just received an e-mail from AS, telling me my upcoming San Luis Obispo to San Diego (SBP-SAN) flight in November is canceled. As in probably never started. Same with Santa Barbara. Monterey, however, is still available, and we wer...Jump to post
Two upcoming segments: SAN-LIT via DEN (United), and SBP-SAN (one-way) via Alaska Airlines. SBP-SAN has changed from Horizon to SkyWest to Horizon since booking, and the new flight time is two hours later. SAN-LIT completely changed, as the re-scheduled first flight of the day DEN-LIT is now schedul...Jump to post
My vote is and always will be with the 757-200. When equipped with the right engines, this plane is an over-powered sled rocket that almost never flew out of PHX in summer weight restricted. The length of the flight matters as well. Aloha Airlines tried using 737-300's inter-island, but the engines ...Jump to post
Call me old-fashioned, but why didn't the plane divert to SMF, and then have the passengers bused to SCK? Yeah, I get that diversions are never that simple. I get that they are ALWAYS messy. But this just seems excessive. And I also get that it rarely is ever a matter of "just call up the buses...Jump to post
This KILLS me that I didn't get video of this plane, as I was in Balboa Park on my bike at the time, right at the flight path!! But the Flightaware app didn't show it on, and the next plane was a Southwest jet ten minutes later. But as I pedaled away, I turned back to look, as I heard a plane on app...Jump to post
YAY!!!!! Back in 2017, I booked my trip to Germany on LH with the 747-8. Absolutely no regrets; however, I remember thinking, "yeah, the 747 might be gone soon, and the A380 will be around for a while..." How quickly the world changed. But at least my next trip can be on one from LAX! Ques...Jump to post
I don't know what possessed that kind of psychotic behavior, but a court-ordered evaluation would be a good start. Given that this behavior proceeded beyond the airport and into the police custody, I imagine it will. My thoughts about the statement that "ULCC's attract THAT kind of clientele&qu...Jump to post
The following picture is a photo of my TV screen of a stock image in an episode of Lucifer (season 5, episode 11, "Resting Devil Face"): https://i.postimg.cc/LnT0LPcB/Lucifer.jpg And a close-up of the civilian planes: https://i.postimg.cc/yk8psdGf/Lucifer-2.jpg My apologies for the atrocio...Jump to post
Boy am I getting old! I remember flying on the -10 several times with United and American. If you had told me then that I wouldn't see a -10 today, I would have laughed. They were a nice ride, especially up front. Such a sexy looking airplane too. I recall a TV program that involved an interview of...Jump to post
Link to source: https://www.airlinerwatch.com/2021/06/fedex-express-retires-worlds-last-md-10.html According to airfleets.net, DC-10-10 N562FE started out life on October 2, 1978, as N126AA, later flying for Hawaiian Airlines from 2001 to 2003, when it went on to a long career with FedEx. And DC-10-...Jump to post
No way in this life or the next would I ever try and book a trip during this summer. HOWEVER...our long-postponed extended family reunion will take place in late September of this year. Mom lives in Bakersfield, and will be starting her journey there. Mom & family friend Carol: BFL-DEN, United E...Jump to post
Any airline that says, "no thank you!" to additional revenue should go out of business immediately. I'm all for bundled fares - knowing what you're paying for ahead of time, with the potential to upgrade. Heck, my re-purchase of tickets on United required THREE different "no thank you...Jump to post
Hypothetical scenario: Let's say BA moves entirely out of LGW, focusing entirely on LHR. One day, LHR simply isn't enough for the flag carrier, and they need to move back to LGW. What if LGW is booming and doesn't have enough room for BA to return? Would BA pressure the government to perhaps "m...Jump to post
AA's June 1, 1973 timetable shows the following flights out of DAL, 7 months before DFW opened: ACA: 1x 707 BAL: 3x 707 BOS: 1x 727 ORD: 2x DC-10, 3x 707, 1x 727 CVG: 1x 707, 3x 727 CLE: 1x 707, 3x 727 DAY: 1x 707, 1x 727 DTW: 1x 707, 1x 727 ELP: 2x DC-10, 1x 707, 2x 727 IND: 3x 707 LIT: 4x 727 LAX...Jump to post
Those are DL flights and still show operating on their website. Probably a flightaware glitch. Flightaware has turned into a data aggregation company instead of a flight tracker, and it pulls data from many resources. It’s not uncommon for flightaware to be inaccurate these days because of conflict...Jump to post