Here is a good list of commercial landings at wrong airport.
There was the dreamlifter that landed at a 10 miles away from Wichita at a small airfield. They removed the cargo, I believe to take off: I don’t believe that cargo was offloaded. Especially since the dreamlifer cargo is large aircraft components. They didn’t have the equipment to offload anything....Jump to post
[url][/url]https://www.flightglobal.com/air-transport/airbus-a220-100-to-evolve-as-twotwenty-corporate-jet/140475.article#.X3wnmzzLOQI.twitter It's official, folks. Airbus bites the bullet. https://www.flightglobal.com/air-transport/airbus-a220-100-to-evolve-as-twotwenty-corporate-jet/140475.articl...Jump to post
I worked for Boeing Military Company, Wichita, KS in the 1980s.
At that time the B-52s were averaging 350 hours per year of flight time.
I not only went out of my way to fly a certain plane, I planned a trip because of the opportunity to fly a certain plane. Roughly 10 years ago I flew SQ from SFO to HKG on the A-380. I hadn't planned the trip until I was offered an travel agent discount fare of $380 RT for the flight. I went because...Jump to post
My personal Golden Age was the late 60s and the 70s. The variety of airplanes were amazing. DC-6s and 7s were phasing out, and Electra’s. DC-9s, 1-11s and 727s brought jet service to smaller cities. The 747 was truly amazing plane. I remember being in one for the first time about 1970. Being a Brani...Jump to post
citationjet wrote:Westerwaelder wrote:Maybe you care to provide a source for that?
Google has examples.
Westerwaelder wrote:Maybe you care to provide a source for that?
The various versions were because heavier, longer range versions were not initially offered. Model changes were required to compete with the DC-10.
A good article that describes the L-1011 variants:
Sky Couier's first flight was today, May 17, 2020.
So the Federal Aviation Administration says airlines may remove the seats from passenger aircraft and turn them into freighters. The regulator laid out how the carriers could use “seat tracks to tie cargo down,” stow smaller pieces in overhead bins, and possibly strap containers behind bulkheads. Ai...Jump to post
The experience I had INTL-INTL flying AC EZE-SCL-YYZ was horrible. I've never walked as much in an airport, the U-shape design is the least friendly for connecting passengers. I agree on the long walks at the new terminal. I arrived in SCL on AA in January of this year. I have never walked so far i...Jump to post
So t[url][/url]echnically its possible to rescue an old aircraft rotting in the boneyard? The answer is yes, given enough time and money. Although not an airliner, the recently restored B-29 Doc is an example of this. Doc sat in the desert from 1956 until about 2000. After hundreds of thousands of ...Jump to post
As a pre teenager, I non-reved on Braniff DC-8s on SA flights. One time while riding in First Class the F/A asked if I wanted to sit in the cockpit during the flight. I sat in the observer seat for over an hour as we flew over Cuba. I believe it was a MIA to LIM flight. One of the pilots was also fr...Jump to post
Textron Aviation just announced this afternoon an extension of the furlough.
Antaras wrote:Well I believe that airframe was dumping fuel
"P-8 is also designed for low altitude missions and has already proven its abilities supporting humanitarian and search and rescue missions. Globally proven, the P-8 has two variants: The P-8I, flown by the Indian Navy, and the P-8A Poseidon, flown by the U.S. Navy and the Royal Australian Air ...Jump to post
Qantas59 wrote:Southwest also served DEN briefly from May, 1983 until Sep, 1986. They did much better on the second attempt!
Back when? BOS certainly had non-stops to London, Paris and Frankfurt in 1980. In 1983, JFK had much more non-stop service to Europe, compared to BOS. JFK had nonstop service to: PRG, REK, FCO, Malaga, MXP, MUC, OSL, CDG, ORY, FRA, GVA, HEL, LGW, LHR, MAD, AMS, ATH, Belgrade, BRU, CPH, DUS, SNN, AR...Jump to post
My first non-rev flight was in 1956 on a Braniff DC-3. My dad started working for Braniff that year.
My wife worked for the original Frontier in 1979 when we got married. We paid $2.50 per flight on Frontier.
I was 45 years old when I purchased my first revenue ticket.
I flew AA 940 from SCL to DFW last Saturday. Our flight flew over the coast of Peru and Ecuador, but it was a straight line, as our destination of DFW is further west than ATL or JFK.Jump to post
Would an airline issue a refund or reroute you if you didn't want to fly on a jet which promoted something you hate? No. But if you really wanted to make your point, you could ask to be rebooked, pay the $200 change fee plus any fare difference, and take a later flight. You always have that choice ...Jump to post
Thanks for the link to AA Basic Economy. I didn't know that AA now allows 1 carry on free with a BE ticket. The risk still exists that by the time you board with Zone 9, all the overhead bin space will be full and they will force you to gate check your luggage to your final destination. Many times A...Jump to post
United charges for carry-on bags in basic economy. AS, AA, and DL don't). United charges $60 for carry-on bags in Basic Economy ($35 checked bag fee + $25 gate handling fee). AA's Basic Economy does not Allow carry-on luggage. That is the point of the cheaper BE fare. Avoid Basic Economy fares beca...Jump to post
OP is showing their US bias. Ticket offices are common mainstays in cities even in the Middle East. Are you referring to city ticket offices? If so, I don't believe the OP is discussing or asking about city ticket offices. I believe he is only referring to ticket offices located within the airport....Jump to post
I would put a lot of it on AA 4184, the 25th anniversary which is coming up in two days on Halloween. I remember the night clearly because I was living in Champaign, IL at the time and we tried trick or treating in the same storm, it was a horrible night. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/American_Eagl...Jump to post
There is a related thread that popped up yesterday in the Civil Aviation forum, It already has 50 replies.
Why are turboprops so unpopular in the US?
What is most telling from FR24 today is that earlier today, whilst there were 40+ ATR-72s in the air over Europe, another 110+ over Asia, 30+ over Australia & NZ, and 35 over Central and South America, when it came to North America, there were NONE! That pretty much tells you all you need to kn...Jump to post
How many of "the general public" have any actual experience of propeller driven aircraft these days? Many of them have only ever flown by jet. Or in a Cessna 172. They might possibly figure that propeller = slower, but why would they add the other criticisms? Noisy? When would they have c...Jump to post
Jet aircraft also often taxi with one engine off. The difference is that it is not visible with jet aircraft.Jump to post
Always thought this was a poor and inaccurate way to categorize these aircraft the title is very misleading, propellers mean piston engines to most people and passengers Finally it sells the aircraft short, I think the name ‘turboprop’ should be retired and replaced with ‘jet prop’ or ‘prop jet’ I ...Jump to post
I see inconsistencies such as: Keep your boarding pass and passport with you vs putting it in the tray and run thru the scanner. Years ago you took your shoes off in the USA, while in Europe you didn't have to. Even though the shoe bomber originated in Europe. Laptops and shoes in separate plastic b...Jump to post
You can bring a carry-on for free on basically every main cabin fare these days. A carry on can last me a week. Otherwise pay up or fly a bundled airline or just take the bus if you are so cheap. Air fare is very inexpensive these days and this seems like a strange and childish thing to complain ab...Jump to post
A few years ago I booked an Emirates trip via Expedia. According to Emirates, the reservation became in their control once I checked-in for the first leg of the trip. But, what happens, if you are not checked in and then the flight is cancelled? It is best to contact the airline in this scenario. T...Jump to post
On a related note, during early airliner test flights, parachutes are indeed worn, as well as helmets. And because throwing yourself out of a door and into an engine would ruin your whole day, special chutes are installed that you can dive for in case it all goes south. Not just earlier flight test...Jump to post
In the 1990s Cessna received FAA TC for their entry into the JPATS competition. The plane had ejection seats, and was based on the Citation jet design (75% commonality). The Beechcraft T-6 Texan won the JPATS competition. Two prototypes were built and certified. See Wiki.Jump to post
I wonder if this metric was produced to try to fend off the fact that FI might be considering ending MCI service and this metric was created to try to keep them in the market. FI just announced they are cancelling service to MCI in 2020. https://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/icelandair-to-axe-...Jump to post
Looks like Kansas City is losing Iceland service in 2020.