The list of routes that were viable for QF (or anybody else) pre-covid is not going to mean much in the future. Businesses have learnt to use Zoom and noted it can save them a lot of time and money. Holiday makers are extremely reluctant to venture far from home, having seen what a disaster being c...Jump to post
You prefer T3?? Been a while since I have heard that. Maybe its cause I grew up with T1, but I always enjoyed it better. From check in to the baggage claim. Always things to do also. T3 is just too much space and always empty. Plus the baggage claims are laid out badly, especially if you fly UA. I ...Jump to post
That's great - making a law to tell people how and where they can travel. They should let people decide for themselves, in my opinion. A person that wants to travel by plane should be allowed to do so. They probably have a good reason for it - for example, they want to transfer to another flight at...Jump to post
https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-56716708 Over the weekend, lawmakers voted in favour of a bill to end routes where the same journey could be made by train in under two-and-a-half hours. The measures could affect travel between Paris and cities including Nantes, Lyon and Bordeaux. That's gre...Jump to post
The poor folks on AS flying SEA-FLL were stuck on the plane for over seven hours and ended up at MCO. Right now I don’t see a recovery leg. https://flightaware.com/live/flight/ASA122/history/20210411/1530Z/KSEA/KMCO Seven hours is about six and a half too many to spend on a 737. I feel for them. Be...Jump to post
In the US there is some debate about the legality of mandating employees to get vaccinated. This issue is still developing as far as I understand it and it looks like it may be left up to the individual states to declare their policy. What is the position with regards to airlines, their employees a...Jump to post
And that is probably the most relevant reason - fire/smoke protection must be massive. Even the 747-400 didn't made it to a combi version because of that. https://samchui.com/2020/03/28/farewell-klm-b747-a-special-flight-on-klm-b747-400-combi/#.YG2LsC3Emf0 1508121 Here’s a better picture, since the...Jump to post
Was this avoidable, in terms of AC foreseeing the issue with the EC before they made the bid for Transat or at least have had an idea what concessions would work vs. not work?Jump to post
Didn't AA inherit the CLT hub from the US merger? It was a much larger operation compared to AA's mini-hubs so naturally it survived. And I think RDU was partly designed to provide connections up and down the east coast, similar to SJC in the west. Except SJC was competing with others who provided n...Jump to post
Great stories and great work by the airline and airport personnel. Nice photos too!Jump to post
Wait is this really news? AA has been running widebodies on many of these routes for years between intl flights. Or even some as turns. Yes, and I've been on a 772 MIA - LAX many years ago, but it seems that the frequency has increased for some of these routes. And I don't think they ever flew 777s...Jump to post
With all of these smaller city additions, once flying goes back to “normal,” do some of these cities get dropped? Are they really sustainable after COVID? I wonder the exact same thing. One thing is clear though. WN is looking through a lens that focuses on leisure travellers that are flying during...Jump to post
For me this is an interesting dynamic in the markets like EUG that aren't big tourist destinations. From a network perspective, WN ex-EUG will be a lot closer to a legacy than to G4 (good luck flying EUG-CHI, NYC, or ATL on G4). I'm not sure that sort of market is large enough for WN and G4 to coex...Jump to post
jreeves96 wrote:Jeb Brooks has a really good video on it.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r1cON15 ... =JebBrooks
Nice trip report, thanks for posting. London City and a vintage plane make all the more interesting.
Looking at the cabin photos, it looks like it was 3 x 3 seating after all even though the seat map was 2 x 3, correct? I thought all 146s were 2 x 3 after the original 3 x 3 was too tight.
JohanTally wrote:The plane is 30 years old and is probably unlikely to return to service. Let's avoid political rhetoric
paullam wrote:I’m surprised that no one’s asked the question so far:
Is it a write-off?
Didn't Iran manage to operate a fleet of Boeing planes, using their own parts and maintenance capabilities, for a long time during sanctions? After all that included 707s that hadn't even been produced for decades.Jump to post
StlHsvSfoSan wrote:andrew50 wrote:Flyingsottsman wrote:Did KLM use their combi's mainly on the LAX route?
KLM used the 747 combi’s on the AMS-IAH route for years.
I think they used them on AMS-ORD for a while too.
panam330 wrote:WN 3 dailies from FAT/SBA-LAS. That’s... ambitious.
The bay tour departing Oakland is usually granted, a couple of orbits (one left, one right orbit) over Niagara Falls have been approved. Alaska used to ask for a flight “down the beach” in Cabo. There are all kinds of brief scenic possibilities that are normally approved if you ask. Oh my gosh you ...Jump to post
Nose door loading, which occasionally comes in handy as Atlas does a lot of charter work. But AFAIK, nose doors are rarely used - and for missions where they are needed, Atlas already has plenty of nose door equipped 747F. Could it just be that Atlas is currently a major 747 operator and they got t...Jump to post
At what point would general heat from the tug fire, even if it were away from the plane, cause damage to the plane, such as the nose radar cover?Jump to post
Don't know that LAX - LAS is a good comparison for the number of airlines. The L.A. basin is the largest source of Vegas visitors and it's a short hop flight. Plus, the proximity to LAX means easy connections overseas. And, as we know, there's enough overseas business that Vegas supports several for...Jump to post
PSA with the smile on the planes. Brilliant branding. Plus, back in the day, I remember walking up to their ticket counter at SFO, paying cash, and watching them ring it up on an old fashioned cash register. The small receipt that it printed was the ticket.Jump to post
Wow, that is a blast from the past. Thanks for posting. A 182 at MIA, who would have thought. And the panel...vintage but with the updated radios. But $700,000, even for the "historic" plane????Jump to post
To comment on the last post in the 2020 thread, as someone who would love to use Eugene more for business trips to the east, connecting through PDX provides only limited options....it can mean two flights after PDX. If you're an AS frequent flyer, SEA is much better but options through other hubs (P...Jump to post
12/22 OAG: https://www.airliners.net/forum/viewtopic.php?f=3&t=1455573 AA DFW-EUG MAR 0>0.9 APR 0>1.0 MAY 0>1.0 JUN 0>1.0 JUL 0>1.0 AUG 0>1.0 SEP 0>1.0 RWA380, hasn't AA flown this before? I can't remember if it was DFW-EUG-PDX-DFW or DFW-PDX-EUG-PDX-DFW. F9 DEN-PDX FEB 0.8...Jump to post
I love how the media is having a field day with fear mongering headlines of the TSA numbers about “OMG look how many people traveled over Christmas. It was a record and it’s a super spreader event.” We are at the point now where we have two camps. Those that are comfortable traveling and those that...Jump to post
The big question I have is whether or not AS will re-visit the mid-cabin lav discussion on the 7M9 fleet; it's a huge hit on the A321NEO fleet with both guests and crews alike, and would also help with CG issues on the ground even though tail stands are standard practice at every station. Good poin...Jump to post
This is a good video on the topic of highway landings: https://youtu.be/99DomTe9JY4 I like the argument of landing with traffic instead of against: the closure rate is much less. Thanks for posting. While there is some humor sprinkled in, this series of videos is well informed and based on a lot of...Jump to post
Evergreen used McMinville Airport (KMMV) with a runway of 5420 ft to land the 747s that have on display at (or on top of) their museum. I’ve linked to a YouTube video of one of the landings below. https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=tbYi8QnEU7I And based on the video, looks like it touched down nearly 1/...Jump to post
Thank you for all of the work on this.
Nothing at all from AS? Seems unusual.
this may be a dumb question: if the vaccine is not yet approved, what is United carrying on these flights? Probably vaccines, already dispatching it to have it ready to administer to people for the day it's approved. The pharma companies involved in testing have been manufacturing enormous volumes ...Jump to post
He has said multiple times he absolutely loves the 757 and the RR engines. There's a reason he used the C-32 so many times. 757AF ain't going anywhere. The C-32s have P&W engines. I'd be surprised if they bought one with RR engines. His personal 757 has RR engines. Anyway, responses to the orig...Jump to post
E concourse departures were moved to D to consolidate operations. Also, D is connected to both T1 and T3 by trams so that and size make it the logical choice. T3 still is used for check in, security and baggage claim. Agree that T1 has the theme and nostalgia, and I do like its baggage claim, but T3...Jump to post
Wow, that was quick. I guess they are staying safe on shorter hops, hoping to see LMT or OTH. I’d probably add SLE and maybe AST to that list. Plenty of opportunity to link PDX with ex-AS/QX markets in Oregon. The PC12 is a great plane for these types of routes. There is nothing happening in SLE, e...Jump to post
guppyflyer wrote:Perhaps: https://www.seamaxaircraft.com/
The concept of some sort of test to prove no infection makes a lot of sense. The problem is....if it's at the departure airport, and is optional, then it's no guaranty you won't become exposed to someone in the airport or on the plane. Then there's potential testing on arrival (depending on location...Jump to post
I used to go to IAD to watch planes when I was a young AvGeek, that was when the 767-200 was new. At one point they operated it to all the hubs domestically, I'm guessing for crew proving/training IAD-DEN (Stapelton) IAD-ORD/DEN/SFO/LAX It may have operated to SEA from IAD but I can't remember, she...Jump to post
IIRC, Scott Hamilton reported a few weeks ago that Boeing was studying moving the current 737 lines up to Everett to fill the spaces vacated by the 787 or 747 lines. Longer term idea involved using the remaining space for the new clean sheet 737 replacement. I'm sure Boeing could get some serious $...Jump to post
[. I noticed QX still has not re-started PDX-EUG, what do you think 4B might do with that, if anything? It's an easy drive vs the drive to RDM. Not sure if you were asking me, but I would think that PDXEUG would be worth it just for the volume alone? To be sure, it's an easy drive, but it's still j...Jump to post
Why can't you fly barefoot? From airline points of view, barefoot increases the likelihood of injury onboard. The possible scenario could be loose fitting carpet, loose pins or parts from the seats, or small sharp objects left from the previous flyers that were not cleaned properly. All leads to ai...Jump to post
The majority of the GA planes at my local airport are older. The prices for 172s, Cherokees, etc. can be bimodal...either a 40 year old plane for $65,000 or 5 years old for more than most houses. As mentioned above, liability insurance is an issue. For a while, few single-engine GA planes were being...Jump to post
Thinking back, I remember reading their business philosophy on the website. It was based on a lot of theories about business operations rather than realities of the industry. There was a certain we're-smarter-than-everyone-else attitude and if you don't like it or the schedules don't work out, too b...Jump to post