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
The CRJ is not exactly selling well lately. They have a backlog of 39 orders, and 14 of those are 8 years old and none of the 39 are from major carriers. Neither of the planes have or will likely ever get FAA certification (esp the ARJ). So no sales to the worlds major carriers. The Chinese can coun...Jump to post
Thanx for the update once again. Interesting to see WN SEA-DEN vary in flights. It is currently 5 both ways, then drops to 4 one way and 5 the other for awhile, then 4-4, then 5-5, then back to 4-4, then 4-3. I just wish they would bring back their late SEA-DEN. There is a late DEN-SEA, so I guess t...Jump to post
From some posts about 5 years ago: There was a 64 min outage in Feb 1999 (one of 4 during that time) - no buses activated. There was a 48 min outage in Nov 2008 - the buses were activated. In 2012 the trains were in "manual" mode for over 2 hours and "nearly 10,000" travelers mis...Jump to post
How high is this plane when as passes....100 feet? The photos make it look like the ball is close but it's not possible to throw something that high. Try to throw a ball over a 10 story building. Betcha can't. I don't think a major leaguer could throw a ball and hit the plane from the water. I don'...Jump to post
APA doesn't want commercial service and IIRC has come to terms with the FAA - by APA keeping the facility not certified for larger planes (fire fighting equipment, TSA setup, etc) and the FAA not pressing to make the upgrades. I personally would love to see APA be like SNA, but honestly I probably w...Jump to post
Won't Airbus eventually need the A338 for tankers and freighters?Jump to post
ual763 wrote:jetmatt777 wrote:
Of note Scott Kirby and Jon Roitman are in town today to announce this, as well as petition the city and mayor to halt the Great Hall project
Just out of curiosity, what is the Great Hall Project?
Boeing owns land at the Huntsville Airport (HSV). It will actually be interesting to see. Seattle is too expensive. Unions may drive this location. Charleston is a good place. But do you really want to move all your eggs from one basket to another? I would guess a green field site in the South might...Jump to post
DEN has plenty of room for more gates. It typically is a lack of money - the airport has been afraid one of its 3 major carriers would fold or leave and the airport would be stuck with too many gates. Now the airport is busy spending its money on a hotel/train (now complete), the Great Hall renovati...Jump to post
Seems the presumed editor has better literacy than numeracy... Or.....2.54 is more impressive than 1..... ;) Although to be fair, the preceeding dimension was metric so the editor was just maintaining uniformity. But they added two significant figures, implying a much higher resolution than the pre...Jump to post
I wouldn't be so sure. UA's been going through a "rough patch" for almost 7 years since the merger was announced, and was a bit of a basket case before then, too. 7 years? Are you kidding? There was the pilot slow taxi events in the very early 90s, IIRC. The ESOP members (everybody but th...Jump to post
The A321neo has a range of about 4600 mi and DEN-HNL is 3400 mi. That being said strong head winds may prevent that equipment from being used. HNL-DEN should be no problem. DEN-HNL could be problematic. I would assume HA wants to see some real world data before committing to a such a route. Is anyb...Jump to post
JetBlue flies a mix of missions withing E2-195 range and TCON missions. Unless they establish a mid-America hub, B6 needs TCON range for equipment rotation/utilization. The E-190s have to stay to the East of the nation as it simply isn't possible to efficiently rotate them into the Western stations...Jump to post
You are supposed to have your choice of a private screening room or doing it out in public. Some feel being "inappropriately touched" by a person in power should only happen in private, others feel that doing it in a small room or in a lobby doesn't make them feel any better and shedding s...Jump to post
Food on a USA flight. Wow. Last time I got a snack was on Continental (before merger). I do wish they had a place to place my iPhone - usually I can wedge it in a seat somewhere - I do have a stand for the tray, but I don't want to look down that much. The clear ziplock in genius - I will try it tom...Jump to post
There is a project planned to move security out of the Great Hall to the 6th level. They picked a winning bidder months ago, but are still negotiating on the detail. Hope to see how this works out. DIA and bid team are closer to reaching deal on massive terminal project, spokesman says: http://www.d...Jump to post
DEN-HSV is 1,048 miles (statute) and blocked as 3hr and 17min for the westbound leg ( only 2h 34min eastbound).
It used to see 2xCR7 before the UA/CO merger and has been mostly single ERJ145 since.
Not sure it is an inappropriate since it is the only non-stop in the market.
Any word on how many they've been able to sell? I'm hoping the 410 NG is REALLY successful and who knows maybe they'll think about dusting off the L610 to fit in the market where there's currently no competition (unless the SU80 is still available) Not certified yet. Doesn't seem to be anything on ...Jump to post
Not even all of United's DC-8s were equipped. IIRC the ex-JAL bird did not have the system. - viewtopic.php?t=754317#p10871547Jump to post
And *years* of flying ERJ-145s 3 hours from IAD to IAH is just as uncomfortable. Personally that sounds great to me. I have logged five ERJ-145 flights on European airlines and loved each one. What's not to like about an A-seat in the forward section of the aircraft? You get a window and an aisle s...Jump to post
Traditionally they modify the AF1 planes somewhere else from planes straight off the production line. They may do some mods on the prod line, but I assume most of it is to leave out stuff they would replace (like paint, interior, etc). If they do anything special on the production line then it may b...Jump to post
The good news is that the MRJ is equipped with the P&W GTF engine, an engine that will see continues improvements. By the time the MRJ enters service, the engine will be at least 3% more fuel efficient than today's standards. How much work and money will P&W put into updating the little GTF...Jump to post
Dec 28th, '16, 10:43 does the same "last year" thing. 28 Dec 2016, 10:43 works, but my post time is off. It say me post above is "7 hours ago", which is the same offset my timezone is (UTC -7:00) 28 Dec 2016 10:43 works (offset time) Wed Dec 28, 2016, 10:43 works (w/ offset time)...Jump to post
A Boeing 727-200 freighter of Aerosucre impacted the ground five miles outside the regional airport Puerto Carreno. The aircraft registration HK-4544 minutes after takeoff rushed his way to the El Dorado International Airport in Bogota, Colombia. At the moment the medical situation of the five crew...Jump to post
The story I heard was there was supposed to be a good gap in MTOW between the 787-8 and 787-9. The wing improvements would weigh 1,000lb more (or whatever was quoted above), but since the 787-9 was to have a higher MTOW, you would get a range increase. Instead the 787-8 is up against the landing gea...Jump to post
According to Wikipedia a CF34-8E runs 2,600 lbs and per TCDS sheet PW1500 runs 4,800. The PW1200/PW1700 should weight quite a bit less. (The PW1100 runs 6,600). The E2-175 has a wingspan 15 feet bigger than an E175. The max payload is about the same. The fuel burn should be less if you compare versi...Jump to post
In 2004, all that remained was hub service, and LAX/SFO were dropped around that time too. At some point MIA was not even a mainline station for UA. Airlines (in the US) just aren't in the business of opening new hubs these days. DL is working on something in SEA. Ironically UA had a good sized ope...Jump to post
So HSV should be Carl T Jones Intercontinental Airport instead of Carl T Jones Field?Jump to post
It is 10,467 km AKL-LAX and 3,184 km LAX-DTW (per great circle mapper).Jump to post
aviatorcraig wrote:especially in the US where they don't seem to put windows in the jet bridges for some reason.
hOMSaR wrote:Only if Aérospatiale restarts production with a Concorde neo. Do they still have the tooling?
[/"This is pretty cool. It converts the piers to circles, which is a bit more popular now. quote] Circles were popular in 1970, not now. No way they would build a Newark terminal in 2016. Journalism at its best That is based on this image from the article ( http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/l...Jump to post
United had all the N gates. DC-10 service to ORD multiple times a day.
Looking at one schedule (Aug 1982) 7 SFO, 3 YVR, 4 PDX, 1 SAN, 1 SMF, 2 RNO, 1 JFK, 6 LAX, 1 MCI, 1 HNL, 5 ORD, 1 DTW, 4 DEN. These are all non-stops and before UA had any trans-oceanic service.
DC 10s: 3 ORD, JFK, HNL, LAX