The airline represents the country of Taiwan. The best name would be something like Taiwan Airlines or Air Taiwan.
It’s sad that a small nation of 20 million people who are generally very good neighbors in the region is constantly bullied by the Goliath to their North.
NRT consistently had a bunch at one point, alongside wide body trijets. I’d guess that IF LHR or JFK had more in total in those years, then NRT would have seen a higher percentage of 747s compared to the full set of all airplane types on any given day.
Fun! This is an quirky effect of coronavirus. Even in normal times, in one hour slices, the world’s busiest airport could be different depending the hour of the day. Anchorage claimed a one-day Saturday title based on movements, and it seems DFW similarly won fair and square for May. Presumably Atla...Jump to post
Nice to see the little increases from Cathay and ANA. Steps in the right direction.Jump to post
Their customers are just trying to survive these months, and emerge as undamaged as possible. Right now the broader world of newshounds and analysts care more about furloughs, production rates and when the Max will get delivered. If Boeing are seeing positive numbers they might share them with custo...Jump to post
The front of the airplanes were covered from the sky? I never realized that. How interesting. In the early 90s I flew out of JFK regularly but hardly ever PanAm. For some reason on a return from Dehli one trip I switched to PanAm. The landing at JFK was maybe the smoothest I ever experienced. The ph...Jump to post
2-5-2 used to be pretty common.
Fortunately I flew that DC-10 middle seat only once, and it was a short hop between two cities in Texas.
This IS very interesting. I worked for Kenmore Air last summer at BFI, they only have 3 land based Cessna Caravan’s , in the summer the flights between BFI-ESD/FRD were completely full and they operated at about 5-6 daily each plus they also operate the mountain scenic to Rainer/Helens. I wonder if...Jump to post
Interesting. It’s still not completely clear whether the new AA SEA-LHR flight is complementing or replacing BA’s 2 daily flights during peak season, but either way, by S21 we should have either 6 or 7 peak daily flights between SEA and LON: 2.5 from VS and DL, 2/3 from AA/BA, and DY 3x/week from L...Jump to post
More to come. Bigger planes? I think Alaska might tweak LAX to better feed AA’s transpacific flights. Maybe more capacity from Austin to Seattle, to feed Bangalore. In that other thread the chatter is only about AA but OneWorld is bigger than that. I wonder what else it might sense for AS to do.Jump to post
When they part out an A380, are the pieces used only for other A380s, or can they be applied to other aircraft types? I guess seats and toilet units and maybe galley components could be used elsewhere, but would they do that? Life vests and life boats? Engines, landing gear, wing pieces, door and ev...Jump to post
It wasn’t a total disappointment. Two Dreamlifters landed, and one took off, plus a real pretty China Southern 773. And it was nice seeing the 779 tiptoe around the property. I’m sure I won’t see first flight now, but I can lay claim to seeing First Flight Attempt.Jump to post
She taxid back past the hill at the north end of the runway… Those wings are so big.Jump to post
Every once in a while the wind dies down to calm, but then a healthy gust comes out and the breeze returns.
Regular sun breaks though.
The rain has stopped. An Alaska jet is getting ready to take off towards the south.
She’s just sitting off the runway at the south end.
A second helicopter took off from Paine Field. It flew sideways slowly down the runway probably taking photos and video. Now it has circled all the parked planes, and stopped low and above the building.Jump to post
A helicopter is hovering just beyond the main factory building.Jump to post
Backing up...:for reals. Pretty.Jump to post
Here it comes. Oh wait, it’s an Alaska Embraer out of Paine Field. Sorry, these twins all look so much alike.Jump to post
There’s patches of blue sky overhead! Still pretty breezy though. At least the wind is coming from the south.Jump to post
The parking lot at the Future of Flight visitors centers is basically full. A small crowd standing on the grass. Inside Boeing is selling a VIP pass to the viewing deck, which includes continental breakfast and a bag of souvenirs.....and a rain poncho of course. A Dreamlifter is currently parked out...Jump to post
Whats the purpose of having the 777 and 787 lines? They are pretty similar in size/mission, no? Why both? The 777 looks cooler. And the 777-9 is the coolest looking of them all. So this will be an extra cool first flight. I guess I’ll have to fight the morning traffic and go try see the thing take ...Jump to post
Thank you enilria.
Exploring these is becoming part of my Sunday routine.
Have a.netters seen the news stories like this one? https://www.foxnews.com/us/faa-proposes-rule-change-to-force-identification-of-colorado-nebraskas-mysterious-drones https://www.denverpost.com/2019/12/27/mystery-drones-colorado-conspiracy-theories/ I’m guessing it is some tech startup testing oper...Jump to post
One request, can we PLEASE do separate network and fleet threads for United next year! This thread has been a disaster of 80 different topics being discussed at the same time! I personally prefer combined. I think it’s silly there is a separate repaint thread when it’s duplicative. I prefer combine...Jump to post
Are you suggesting a roughneck with a GED holds a position at a company that pays Business class for them to fly? I’m not going to say that’s completely stupid, but it’s going to be VERY few roughnecks flying in premium cabins that it will have little positive impact for AI. Even still, it doesn’t ...Jump to post
Even though we knew it was coming and Delta’s presence in Tokyo is less than it used to be, IMHO their switching routes from NRT to HND is a big deal and rates an asterisk. Some years back two of Narita’s old fashioned circular terminals would be surrounded by UAL and NW and then Delta planes. At on...Jump to post
Huh....that is an interesting layout. https://www.seatguru.com/airlines/Unite ... 00ER_E.phpJump to post
Some years back we flew Tokyo to Denver via DFW. Looking at the gcmap, the great circle path passes over Denver.Jump to post
Chasensfo wrote:A large number of SFO-HKG pax take a ferry or ground transportation onward to CAN I've learned.
To me these screens always look dated before long. BYOD with in flight steaming is a better way.
What I would really like is free internet access, for email and web browsing no streaming. $40 for a flight is just too much.
This particular model won’t shatter the status quo, but it will create a few cracks. Think in terms of two to four decades, and what has happened in other highly concentrated and sophisticated industries like mobiles phones, cellular network infrastructure, automobiles, shipbuilding, high speed rail...Jump to post
In any case, it’s a neat flight. Congrats to HA!Jump to post
And .. tell me again .. why does Seattle need to be served by2 separate airports? For the same reasons that Chicago, Houston, Dallas, San Fran, LAX, New York, Miami, and eleventy-hundred other large cities in the world do. Seattle is not NYC or LA or Chicago That’s right. Seattle is growing like ga...Jump to post
The local schools are closed tomorrow, the fifth day out of eight. It really is a sizeable snow event, and the cities around here aren’t prepared for it. There is just no need, it happens so rarely. The highways are fine enough but getting out of neighborhoods is the problem. Hopefully everyone did ...Jump to post
I hope I have the chance to fly an A380 someday, and a 747-8. But I wouldn’t bet on it.Jump to post
Doesn’t Alaska use the same terminal as BA, and they opened a lounge there? Does this offer them some opportunity to expand?Jump to post
On a side note, the remodeled North Satellite is coming to life. Last week they had operations out of Gate 20 or thereabouts. Still lots of temporary walls up though, and many gates not yet visible.Jump to post
PlanesNTrains wrote:TTailedTiger wrote:EChid wrote:.
UA . . . have an overall different route network that can support more diversity in fleet than AA can. I.