No. With fly by wire you don’t need it .
There are other work arounds. Some Lear Jet got big strakes on the aft fuselage to fix similar problem.
What prevents Airbus from opening up a new manufacturing site? Is it because of the supply chain? Seems Airbus could get a lot more orders if they could increase monthly out put. a) They are opening Mobile, AL for a second line (though fairly low rate). b) IIRC they under invested in the Mirabel pr...Jump to post
Yep 4 cars. I have not been out in awhile. I thought maybe there was room for one more car if they rebuilt the stations, but looking at photos it doesn't like it would be easy. And it wouldn't fit between escalators. Who designed these trains if 5 concourses were in the master plan? I know we have m...Jump to post
It’s sad to think they could have focused on what the airport really needs. (More gates and a bigger international arrivals hall) They are building out a lot of gates right now. I understand having a central space with food and shopping like LHR T5 etc, but the damn thing needs to be entirely airsi...Jump to post
Depends on how they are configured, but yes a typical narrow body with minimum lavs is not a great place for an 8 hour flight.
I have flown ORD-HNL non-stop on a narrow body and it was great - first class in a DC8-71.
Delta can't even keep consistent service to large cities like MIA, FLL, TPA, CLT, RDU, PIT, CMH from SLC. The have all been stopped and started multiple times. Dela can't just add capacity to SLC and hope it works. The demand has to be there. As far as a transpacific flight goes, their ownly hope i...Jump to post
Boeing is not conducting Customer acceptance flights. Therefore no aircraft are leaving Boeing’s hands until this is all sorted out. WN accepts fuel in place of customer acceptance flights https://www.airliners.net/forum/viewtopic.php?f=3&t=1382525&p=20434515&hilit=wn+customer+acceptanc...Jump to post
What airline is accepting a multi-million dollar airplane without a test flight to make sure everything works as contractually obligated? "Southwest forgoes a traditional acceptance flight in return for a full tank of gas" - Flying August 2004 The plane in that article had two test flight...Jump to post
Automated cockpit of the future: A dog and a pilot.
The dog is there to keep the pilot from touching anything.
The pilot is there to feed the dog.
I keep reading about the impending end of the 757. Is it fuel economy that is driving this? The 757 is among pilots and ATC favourites, and pax don't typically complain too much about it either. It just seems to me they could put more efficient engines in them and keep flying them. .maybe even Brin...Jump to post
Interestingly, America West's (and I believe TWA's) A318 order was for the PW6000 variant. http://www.flyian.net/links/twa/a318.jpg They all were in the beginning - only the PW6000 was initially offered. A 6/2000 article mentions how Air France insisted on the CFM engine for its A318s.Jump to post
What??? DL BOS-DCA SEP 0>4 DL BOS-EWR SEP 0>3 DL BOS-ORD SEP 0>3 I can't read this, is DL adding or dropping BOS-EWR/ORD based on the arrows? In the latest OAG report DL is showing 4 flights per day in September on BOS-DCA - it was 0 previously. Last year in SEP they flew 0 flights on this...Jump to post
Interesting to see F9 start DEN-HSV and MCO-HSV. UA has been running 2 daily DEN-HSV for a bit too.Jump to post
Top ten busiest days at DEN are in July. They are estimating 11/21 coming in at #40.
See https://cbsdenver.files.wordpress.com/2 ... -emily.pdf .
No they did at one point. In fact there is a photo somewhere of a 727 taking off over the remains of 232. Here’s a gate check tag with Sioux City as the final destination... https://i.ebayimg.com/images/g/Em8AAOSwQPlV9cXi/s-l300.jpg (Sorry, I don’t know how to post photos) United May have flow spec...Jump to post
I think the events of 9/11 expedited many changes that would have happened anyway but 9/11 had them happen sooner. For example the big 3 were always going to get rid of their 727s but after 9/11 they REALLY moved on this-one could argue as for United we still see the residual effects of their over ...Jump to post
WN DEN-SEA MAR 0.5>2 APR 0>2 MAY 0>2 JUN 0>2 WN's coverage of major routes from SEA is starting to feel lackluster, reducing to 2x daily on DEN and MDW in this release Wow DEN-SEA cut way back. I have been flying this a few times a year and DL has had the right flight back from SEA (7pm...Jump to post
I am a white collar worker in the US working for a very large company and within the last 5 years they have completely terminated sick days for us. They did add one day of vacation a year (now called PTO - paid time off) to make up for it. If you are out for more than a week continuously Sick Leave ...Jump to post
0UA EWR-MYR NOV 1.0>0[1.0] DEC 1.0>0[1.0] JAN 1.0>0[1.0] FEB 1.0>0[1.0] MAR 1.0>0.0[1.0] 1UA EWR-MYR NOV 1.0>0[1.0] DEC 1.0>0[1.0] JAN 1.0>0[1.0] FEB 1.0>0[1.0] MAR 1.0>0.0[1.0] 2UA EWR-MYR NOV 1.0>0[1.0] DEC 1.0>0[1.0] JAN 1.0>0[1.0] FEB 1.0>0[1.0] MAR 1.0>0.0[1.0] 3UA EWR-MYR NOV 1.0>0(1.0) DEC 1....Jump to post
Not a huge fan of the beta format, but I really like having the extra data. Overall it is an improvement.
Thanx for regularly posting the data.
Either scope clauses need to change or United will be flying 50 seaters for a long time. They have about 250 50 seaters and 250 70/76 seaters. They can not add any more 70/76 seaters. So if the 50s wear out and are parked they will just need to stop flying them and shrink the RJ fleet. Or negotiate ...Jump to post
UA will not restart SEA-HKG. SEA is just a spoke these days and they would add more flights from a hub. Unless there was a strong tie in with traffic in SEA (ie AS), a huge contract in SEA that demanded HKG service or maybe a metal neutral JV partner from HKG that demanded service I see no way UA wo...Jump to post
SNA is 5701ft long.
At 70K lb you are only getting 50 seaters.
Some quotes from Twitter (from link above) " ‘I'm on this flight that emergency landed. Things were flying. Passengers throwing up. Scariest flight of my life’ " " American Airlines #AA1897 from San Antonio suffered significant damage to its windshields and nose while flying through s...Jump to post
UA has B concourse and WN C. The city is expanding both.
How is the airfield doing with all this traffic? The train is getting pretty full.
United would compete the contract and pick best overall deal, including financing options.
But they had a good relationship with Airbus and P&W and a bad relationship with GE. Tips the scales a bit towards A320Neo with GTFs.
Half the fine is payable now and half is only due if they violate again in the next year.
https://www.transportation.gov/sites/do ... -order.pdf
For major spoke to hub or even hub to hub, it's still incredible to me that the best UA can do is a 145 or 170. Especially when your competitors are running multiple 717s or 737s/319s at the same time on what is basically a spoke to spoke route for them. PreMerger UA parked 100 737s during the down...Jump to post
From the tsb.gc.ca link:
http://www.tsb.gc.ca/ENG/rapports-repor ... gure_1.jpg
The article I saw mentioned it hitting the emergency fuel cutoff.Jump to post
So UA needs some mid-range widebodies. Boeing isn't that interested in selling 787-8s anymore (supposedly it is cheaper to make -9s) and can not or will not make 767-300s. Instead UA is supposed to wait until 2024/2025/2026 to get a sizable number of 797s/MOMs. UA isn't happy and walks over to Airbu...Jump to post
This has NOTHING to do with United and everything to do with the travel agency "Traveler Help Desk". "Back at the airport, Amrich and Prelas were pleading with United to let them buy a new ticket to get back on the plane — it was the last flight of the night. Amrich said the United a...Jump to post
Enilria, thanx very for these threads weekly.Jump to post
I didn't read the article, but I doubt anyone is scouring the planet. HA, DL, etc know exactly which airlines have them.Jump to post
Maybe UA would like to start flying more widebodies from ORD. There are more 767 sized gates than 787/777.Jump to post
Those commercial jets had to be a lot quieter than the F4s that used to fly around there.Jump to post