It’s like someone just threw a bucket of ice water on us and ironically it’s someone in the industry. I know it will be difficult for some of the jet setters on this board who have become accustomed to traveling to far flung destinations for both business and pleasure, but the reality is all of that...Jump to post
Thank god. I hope the 717 follows soon after. The 717 is a comfortable ride. But it's probably done as a type once DL phases theirs out (unless someone else takes them). Wouldn't be surprised at all if all of the 717s ever built were scrapped by the end of 1 January 2030. And the last one will most...Jump to post
Not if they’re smart.Jump to post
Good news--Atlanta welcome to the rest of the United States Welcome to Canada circa 2002-2006. Do any US states still allow smoking in public places like restaurants? I’d like to know which ones to avoid visiting. Don’t go to Nevada, smoking everywhere. I visited Vegas in 2017 and I definitely noti...Jump to post
Story with more details from a local source: https://www.wral.com/united-puts-raleigh-teen-on-wrong-international-flight/18485627/ He was going to visit his grandparents in Sweden. And yes, he could tell the difference between German and Swedish. Turns out our kids know this kid. When we told them ...Jump to post
Let's take a look at how this differs from the current international main cabin offerings : 1. Bellini service replaces the first full beverage service that came with cocktail snacks. So if you want a diet coke or a gin and tonic, you're gonna have to wait for the beverage cart that accompanies the...Jump to post
Something doesn’t sound right to me about this. I can’t imagine AC staff being this incompetent.Jump to post
It was a skydiving flight.
https://www.hawaiinewsnow.com/2019/06/2 ... rth-shore/
Boeing Says It’s Open to Changing the Name of Grounded 737 Max Jet https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2019-06-17/boeing-says-it-s-open-to-name-change-for-grounded-737-max-jet Fair use quote excerpt: Boeing Co. is open to dropping the “Max” branding for its latest 737 jetliner, depending on an ...Jump to post
Back in the day I would take my belt off after takeoff to be more comfortable during the flight. Then about 20 years ago, I heard about a young Japanese woman on a United flight to Honolulu who died when she hit her head during turbulence and since then, my seatbelt stays on.Jump to post
It was a -300 in 2009. I believe it was N347SW They should have just kept it in the desert livery until retirement in 2013.When did Southwest begin retiring the 737-200s? lol They repainted a handful of -300s weeks/months before retirement I think. Here's one https://imgproc.airliners.net/photos/ai...Jump to post
What a joke making WOW a scapegoat for the issues the Icelandic economy is having.Jump to post
That’s a nice gesture to allow passengers who feel uncomfortable to fly on a 737 MAX to change their flight without any penalties. I think that policy should remain in place for at least a year which will basically be a probationary period for the updated/corrected MAX. I hope AA, WN and the others ...Jump to post
mwhcvt wrote:Yes it’s all about 787 being out due to RR issues, and the Air Belgium A343 has been subbing for BA for a few months now, they put it on a particular route for a block of time, so it’s been moving around the system every few weeks currently it’s on the EWR route
I saw an A340 flying out of EWR yesterday evening and I was unfamiliar with the livery. I looked it up on FR24 and was surprised to discover it was an Air Belgium A343 operating as BA184. Does BA have a shortage of long haul aircraft (787 out of service/engine problems)?Jump to post
Just heard a report on NBC News, it's unlikely the MAX will get airborne before the end of the summer. I guess airlines with the MAX in their fleet are now making contingencies for the MAX to possibly be out of service for the rest of the year. I hope Boeing is accelerating their plans for a replac...Jump to post
797 will be the NSA. NMA has no business case. Don’t worry about anything after that, because Airbus will kill the NSA in the marketplace and Boeing will exit the commercial airplane market a la Bombardier. As long as the US government is still around, Boeing will continue to build commercial aircr...Jump to post
Thats about all we can really do I think. No it isn't. Ban carry on luggage. Problem solved. Another option would be to give flight attendants the ability to automatically lock all bins during an emergency in anticipation of this type of behavior during evac. Banning carry on luggage would force ca...Jump to post
FlyingElvii wrote:Just minor evac casualties being reported. Military passengers that actually listen to instructions and execute them. It makes a huge difference in a situation like this.
Personally as an American, I don’t like having my vacation/holiday “spoon fed” to me by some leisure company. Like a lot of Americans and some Europeans, I’m more independently minded when I travel. I also prefer flexibility. Leisure carriers thrive in an environment where a significant portion of t...Jump to post
Why does everyone still seem to think that shit pilots with shit training share no blame in these accidents? Meh, six months from now no one will care or remember and likely the MAX will be the safest aircraft available. I can guarantee you that in six months a lot of people will still care, especi...Jump to post
Boeing used grandfathering scaling rules to reduce it's size, and did what to compensate? Nothing? Who knows - they might have increased the gearing meaning that it takes more turns to move the stabilizer the same distance. Making it easier or They might not have - I can't find anything discussing ...Jump to post
And why are they not in JFK? I could’ve sworn that I saw a WN 737 parked near T4 when my HA flight was taking off from 22R on October 19th. Is there another airline with a similar looking livery to WN (all blue) operating out of JFK? Sun Country perhaps? :checkmark: I think you’re right. Thanks.Jump to post
Well, I’m sure they got a lot of complaints over the years so this move was inevitable. Some European carriers have already restricted seat recline.Jump to post
detroitbadboy wrote:And why are they not in JFK?
Switching gears from "what went wrong" and "who is at fault" . . . Looks like AA is anticipating loss of MAX aircraft through the beginning of the summer (based on schedule). Has anyone (Boeing, FAA, airlines) floated a realistic timetable for re-entry into service? Has this iss...Jump to post
LH has the better product, the corporate contracts and easy connections at MUC. When people do their homework on this route, LH comes out as the best option.Jump to post
blockski wrote:dampfnudel wrote:I can’t imagine them calling it terminal 0.
None of the documents call it “Terminal 0,” they all refer to Concourse 0, which would expand the facilities of Terminal 1. The concourse wouldn’t have any new curbside space.
I can’t imagine them calling it terminal 0.Jump to post
Boeing727 wrote:bdepalo wrote:Just flew out of BWI and there was one WOW A321 sitting on the ramp outside terminal E. Wonder what will come of it
Saw TF-CAT this morning @ EWR...
Well, we’ll know tomorrow at the Ethiopian news conference how guilty the people in charge at Boeing should feel.Jump to post
At this point, US airlines flying these tattered 763’s anywhere are a disgrace. No wonder the US-3 are a joke....flying ancient relics with terrible dispatch rates and old grandmamas grumpy F/A’s to Europe! While European and Asian carriers fly new or properly renovated planes, having nice cheerful...Jump to post
Ferry flights are allowed. If the aircraft is genuinely unsafe it should not fly at all, because it poses a risk to the crew and to people on the ground. So is it unsafe? Or just partially unsafe? Or not sufficiently unsafe that airlines shouldn't be inconvenienced by having their fleet dispersed? ...Jump to post
This will get me flamed but so be it.....I have been fortunate enough to travel around the world to many countries....aEurope especially for all of it pretensions of being socially progressive is so far behind the US when it comes to disabled and handicapped people it’s shamful. Throughout Europe e...Jump to post
T3 can’t open soon enough at FRA.Jump to post
I arrived a few times in FRA with LH after a nonstop flight from JFK/EWR during the 1990s and we had to take a bus to the terminal. I actually enjoyed the ride a couple of times, but one time was a few days before Christmas to visit my grandmother who used to live a half hour from FRA. It was lightl...Jump to post
They look nice. I wouldn’t be surprised if Mokulele Airlines orders them someday to replace their Cessna 208 fleet.Jump to post
Part of the proposed new fix is going to be a compulsory warning light A bit more from the same link https://www.ndtv.com/world-news/us-lawmaker-seeks-boeing-whistleblowers-some-max-737-orders-in-jeopardy-2011581 "Norwegian Air played down the significance of the compulsory light, saying that,...Jump to post