I’ve been discussing this question with a friend of mine so have a few thoughts that may be of interest. First point, what is a nation? Obviously, but superficially, it is an area within defined boundaries controlled by an established government. In many if not most cases this means an area that sha...Jump to post
I was booked in August for the midnight red eye PDX-DFW, which has been a long-time flight. It was scheduled as a 737. I just got an email advising I’m changed to a 0550 departure on an A321.
Still, points for being proactive.
I can see this going one of two ways: 1. Republicans will finally get their dream of a violent overthrow of the government and ban all dissent 2. Fewer and fewer people will show up to the calls for a violent overthrow of the government until the Republican party rights itself and purges the crazie...Jump to post
Thanks for the stories. Maybe I shouldn’t have said pilots only! I assume we’re all familiar with stories of the approach into the former Kaitak Hong Kong airport. Another one that could be mentioned in that vein is the approach into Queenstown, New Zealand (ZQN). Even as a pax it’s fun. You fly dow...Jump to post
I just read the thread on most enjoyable plane to fly, which sparks this one. In 1965 I was a young lad who happened to fly with my family from Southern Rhodesia to JFK. The bulk of the trip was from JNB on Pan American on what I believe was PA50 on a DC-8. Route was JNB-Brazzaville-LOS-ACC-Freetown...Jump to post
Thanks for the interesting and informative replies, and again for those in the earlier thread. For an industry outsider it is enlightening to learn of some of the decision parameters affecting scheduling. Many years ago in college in an introductory computer programming course I wrote a program for ...Jump to post
I am surprised and very interested in the replies to my thread on crew logistics to maintenance bases. I perhaps should ask this in that thread but this is a bit different. So forgive me if I err. Some number of years ago I was on a flight from IND to DFW that got seriously delayed because of a MX i...Jump to post
As an infrequent poster I appreciate you regulars allowing me into the conversation. I am really puzzled by McConnell’s thinking here. With the negotiated bipartisan commission there was an agreement that it would report out by the end of the year and disband shortly thereafter. Thus giving the Repu...Jump to post
I am on planefinder and just watched AAL9788 take off from DFW for TUL. As this is a 777 I have to believe this is a ferry flight for maintenance. Now while certainly not an earth-shattering question I have always had an interest in the logistics of how airlines get crews to where they are needed. A...Jump to post
I see. The left can say what they want without consequence. Got it. Just as a casual observer, what consequence do you suggest would be appropriate? How many times has Mitch McConnell contorted the facts to suit his agenda? How many times has Chuck Schumer contorted the facts to suit his agenda? It...Jump to post
There is an old saying: “Circumstances alter cases.” If truly unforeseen circumstances occur then I don’t think politicians should be rigidly held to a promise if there is an obviously sensible course of action to be taken in response. In other words, if it’s reasonably out of their control, then I’...Jump to post
I’ve flown out of and into DFW literally hundreds of times since 1981 or 1982. To clear up one item of confusion, the old tram system was primarily outside security but for a fairly short period some cars were programmed to operate inside security (which were known as the TrAAin). You boarded and un...Jump to post
I have no idea how DHL’s logistics work but years ago I worked with a consultant who described a process his firm had recommended for Southwest Airlines (I don’t recall whether SWA actually adopted it or not.). Essentially it involved loading a piece of cargo into a plane and instead of unloading it...Jump to post
I hope this is the appropriate forum for this question. I have noticed certain cargo flights perform regular missions, i.e., Asiana ICN-ANC-ORD-DFW- back home. I presume the crews layover in either ORD or DFW and fly the next plane onward. My question is how does it work on irregular routes? Are the...Jump to post
As has been established above most Americans have three names. And as has also been established many people go by different versions of their given names. For example, my father went his whole life by a shortened version of his middle name and I go by by a shortened version of my first name. Other p...Jump to post
My goodness, this thread is full of misunderstandings and confusion. There are plenty of good books on the subject - I suggest reading one or two of them. A couple of comments, if I may... If you own real assets you want inflation, although at a controlled rate. That house you bought for say $65,000...Jump to post
Hi all, Only two days to go before the results will be known in this most important ever US Presidential Election in history. It will be interesting to know whether the current polls that are indicating the favor towards Biden will hold true.e Having witnessed keenly the results of the 2016 Preside...Jump to post
I’m no professional forecaster but I think Biden has a 55-60% chance of winning. It will be a landslide in the popular vote but probably much closer in the Electoral College. Having said that I don’t really get the Dem’s strategy. Emphasizing that Joe is nicer, more empathetic, more trustworthy, etc...Jump to post
Also, consumers can and do hedge fuel costs in different ways like buying stock in oil companies (like I do) Congratulations. You just found the solution how airlines can insure once and for all against oil price fluctuations. That's not really right. If you own all or part of an oil company you're...Jump to post
I asked a similar question about DFW and the knowledgeable replies were quite informative and interesting. From a few random looks it appears most if not all landings and takeoffs at LAX are on the south complex. However I know that after midnight arrivals are normally routed to an east flow landing...Jump to post
I was posted in Singapore when the A380 began commercial service and I went out to the airport once or twice just to see the early flights land. Seemed those incoming flights would hang in the air forever as they approached landing. My first flight on one was the second ever Qantas SYD-DFW A380 serv...Jump to post
A few times over the last several days I have looked at DFW on PlaneFinder or FlightAware and it appears that all landings and takeoffs have been on the 17s/35s. While it makes sense to me that with reduced traffic they’d shut down one side I am curious why they’d choose the east side vs. the west. ...Jump to post
I know absolutely nothing about the comment section of Fox News and fully intend to maintain my ignorance. However, the fixation of various posters on this site on the legs of Fox hosts is... well, adolescent, and adds NOTHING to the quality of discussions. Same for those posters on other threads wh...Jump to post
How bad is traffic up in Collin County. A couple of posts up you declaratively state that traffic has gotten worse in the Dallas area in the last three years. Then you ask this question? (For those following along elsewhere, Collin County is part of the “Dallas area.”) Friendly suggestion, dependin...Jump to post
I’m going to say that *in general* traffic is better in DFW than in Houston metro. There are exceptions in both directions depending on local bottlenecks and construction/maintenance projects. For example Highway 380 to the far north of DFW is a major problem and will be until the bypass around McKi...Jump to post
Not sure what you’re asking. Do mean congestion within the city limits of Houston and Dallas or congestion in the whole Houston metro area vs, the entire DFW metroplex? If anything I would say congestion in the Dallas area has gotten better in the last three years because some road widening projects...Jump to post
What are the chances they’ll route those final flights inbound to DFW on the 4th to the west side (18s/36s) to give folks at Founders Plaza a good view and farewell?Jump to post
Hi. Long time reader here, new poster. Given my username this seems like an appropriate thread to start in.
Reading this thread one question I have is what can possibly be learned about human endurance that NASA, the Russians, etc., haven’t already learned in space flight?