Search found 2308 matches

  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5
  • 47
by IADCA
Mon Jul 26, 2021 7:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The Rest of Tennessee (TYS, CHA, TRI ect.) Aviation Thread - 2021
Replies: 32
Views: 3429

Re: The Rest of Tennessee (TYS, CHA, TRI ect.) Aviation Thread - 2021

In an update sure to set a.net on fire, the parking garage at CHA is now open. Funny, saw this the other day and didn't bother sharing. It was much needed for CHA especially given where they were sticking some of the economy lots. Now, they just need the expansion of the terminal to really get goin...

Jump to post
by IADCA
Mon Jul 26, 2021 5:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The Rest of Tennessee (TYS, CHA, TRI ect.) Aviation Thread - 2021
Replies: 32
Views: 3429

Re: The Rest of Tennessee (TYS, CHA, TRI ect.) Aviation Thread - 2021

In an update sure to set a.net on fire, the parking garage at CHA is now open.

Jump to post
by IADCA
Mon Jul 26, 2021 5:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Nashville Aviation Thread - 2021
Replies: 443
Views: 54780

Re: Nashville Aviation Thread - 2021

rexchase12 wrote:
How about Gatlinburg/Pigeon Forge?


Why? Dollywood is an hour from TYS and it'd get seasonal service at very best.

Jump to post
by IADCA
Tue Jul 20, 2021 10:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Brawl on F9 flight after landing in MIA
Replies: 59
Views: 12033

Re: Brawl on F9 flight after landing in MIA

https://www.foxnews.com/us/frontier-airlines-brawl-philadelphia-miami-flight I don't know if they serve different drinks on flights to Miami but it sure seems to create some action. I hope the gentleman hit was not hurt to bad. Something about F9 and Miami Maybe their service puts people in a bad m...

Jump to post
by IADCA
Mon Jul 19, 2021 6:24 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: A theoretical independent Scotland airline.
Replies: 4
Views: 579

Re: A theoretical independent Scotland airline.

It might very well depend on whatever aviation agreements a hypothetical independent Scotland arrived at with the EU or UK. A completely open aviation market with full reciprocal freedoms of the air would likely lead to a carrier owned by nationals of whichever political entity setting up a small ba...

Jump to post
by IADCA
Mon Jul 19, 2021 6:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Europa ATR72 damaged in Madrid
Replies: 7
Views: 1946

Re: Air Europa ATR72 damaged in Madrid

At least the nose damage appears to be radome-only. But this is gonna take some inspection and repair time for some folks and a lot of peeing in cups for someone else.

Jump to post
by IADCA
Fri Jul 16, 2021 3:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: MHI mulling restarting CRJ production
Replies: 79
Views: 10480

Re: MHI mulling restarting CRJ production

A lot of times, RJs are competing against personal automotives, and driving assistance automation features on cars are getting better and better. People will be more tolerable driving say three hours to hub. It's simply more comfortable and relaxing sitting in private space of your personal car too...

Jump to post
by IADCA
Sat Jul 10, 2021 5:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Nashville Aviation Thread - 2021
Replies: 443
Views: 54780

Re: Nashville Aviation Thread - 2021

33% closer is a lot. How do you explain WN BNA-ATL which is closer and clearly works? ATL is a much larger station (and city) than IND and both it and BNA have substantial connecting flows on WN. All correct, but also Atlanta is in many ways the economic and cultural “capital” of the southeast, whi...

Jump to post
by IADCA
Thu Jul 08, 2021 5:16 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Why is the BAC limit for pilots higher than that of driving in the US states?
Replies: 12
Views: 1954

Re: Why is the BAC limit for pilots higher than that of driving in the US states?

You should read your own link and know who the "zero tolerance" limits apply to. They are for people who are underage and driving. So, as an adult, I can drive with a .04. If I was a minor, it would be .02. The important limit for adults is normally .08. That is the one that you should be...

Jump to post
by IADCA
Tue Jul 06, 2021 6:28 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: My Doctor Tried To Talk Me Out Of Getting A COVID Vaccine
Replies: 98
Views: 7073

Re: My Doctor Tried To Talk Me Out Of Getting A COVID Vaccine

I don't believe for a minute that your doctor had a bunch of Trump/MAGA stuff up. C'mon now... My until-recent doctor (I moved, not a problem with her) has a bunch of Trump/MAGA stuff all over her (very public) social media and her car, as well as in her private office. That's in a very blue area. ...

Jump to post
by IADCA
Tue Jul 06, 2021 5:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Washington, D.C. Airports (BWI, DCA, IAD) Thread - 2021
Replies: 331
Views: 54779

Re: Washington, D.C. Airports (BWI, DCA, IAD) Thread - 2021

Video was just posted of a flight from Syracuse to DCA, it’s a recent video as he/she arrived at the new concourse. https://youtu.be/GrRqIhUGjio Near the end there was a shot of a van that said “Express Catering”. The font and coloring of the sign makes it look like a former US Airways Express van....

Jump to post
by IADCA
Mon Jul 05, 2021 1:56 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Nashville Aviation Thread - 2021
Replies: 443
Views: 54780

Re: Nashville Aviation Thread - 2021

Carmel is 327 miles from my house. Assuming 50 cents per mile reimbursement which is pretty standard, you’re looking at $327 round trip which is similar to the likely cost of a ticket. Chicago is much closer to Indianapolis than Nashville and also has lots of competing flights. You can’t email or w...

Jump to post
by IADCA
Sun Jul 04, 2021 3:08 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Who will have more debt now, AA or UA ?
Replies: 18
Views: 4190

Re: Who will have more debt now, AA or UA ?

Adjusted net debt was $19 billion early June, less now. Yes, while the airlines still carry a lot of cash as a defensive posture it's more sensible to look at net debt, debt minus cash. There's nothing wrong with debt, so long as you have reliable income to service it and your other ongoing uses of...

Jump to post
by IADCA
Fri Jul 02, 2021 2:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: 737 Freighter ditches in water off HNL
Replies: 371
Views: 86349

Re: 737 Cargo in water at HNL

That's a fantastic outcome from what looks like a really bad scenario on the flight track - clearly something went wrong very quickly, and did so over water at night. I'm assuming they could at least see land lights (don't know the WX) and that probably helped a lot.

Jump to post
by IADCA
Thu Jul 01, 2021 11:49 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: SSSS screening
Replies: 13
Views: 2109

Re: SSSS screening

SSSS took probably an extra 15-20 minutes for me at SFO. Its all done in the main TSA hall, so no cheek-spreading thankfully. It's less pleasant when you get it on a flight inbound to the US. I got one at LHR that didn't involve cheek-spreading but was more invasive than anything I've ever experien...

Jump to post
by IADCA
Tue Jun 29, 2021 2:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Republic Airways plans IPO
Replies: 22
Views: 2418

Re: Republic Airways plans IPO

All the history is interesting, but I have one fundamental question: what person with any basic understanding of regional airlines would buy stock in one? You're basically buying a hot potato that will eventually land in someone's lap with the next - probably not too far in the future - bankruptcy. ...

Jump to post
by IADCA
Mon Jun 28, 2021 2:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PIT Terminal project to get underway soon
Replies: 74
Views: 10576

Re: PIT Terminal project to get underway soon

Getting rid of the stupid train is an important and worthy step. I was standing on it today, and it reminded me of two things. First, that this was a completely unnecessary overbuilt piece of infrastructure. Second, what used to be. It's like that train ride is a microcosm of a half-century of Pitt...

Jump to post
by IADCA
Mon Jun 28, 2021 2:56 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PIT Terminal project to get underway soon
Replies: 74
Views: 10576

Re: PIT Terminal project to get underway soon

Getting rid of the stupid train is an important and worthy step. I was standing on it today, and it reminded me of two things. First, that this was a completely unnecessary overbuilt piece of infrastructure. Second, what used to be. It's like that train ride is a microcosm of a half-century of Pitts...

Jump to post
by IADCA
Sat Jun 26, 2021 1:11 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Why didn't SFO get any A380 flights from Asia?
Replies: 7
Views: 1128

Re: Why didn't SFO get any A380 flights from Asia?

Considering how San Francisco was America's gateway to the Pacific for decades, Your keyword is "was". For decades now, LA is the larger gateway. Even for UA with its SFO hub, it's stated that 50% of its enplanements are connections, not local demand. If you're conceptualizing something a...

Jump to post
by IADCA
Wed Jun 23, 2021 1:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA Facing Summer Cancellations and Crewing Issues
Replies: 271
Views: 54699

Re: AA Facing Summer Cancellations and Crewing Issues

AA is running into schedule issues on the ground now. Flights are arriving on time and no gates available in CLT and DFW. Welcome to our lives in DCA circa 2015-2016. :twisted: Or currently, too. I waited for a gate at DCA for ~15 minutes at 9 am on Sunday at the new concourse, not exactly the busi...

Jump to post
by IADCA
Mon Jun 21, 2021 4:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA Facing Summer Cancellations and Crewing Issues
Replies: 271
Views: 54699

Re: AA Facing Summer Cancellations and Crewing Issues

However decisions were made based on unknown assumptions of recovery and unknown certainty of bailouts in both terms of timing and amount. This entire industry deserves a free pass for 2021 after undergone the most disruptive black swan event possibly ever. It’s actually pretty remarkable they even...

Jump to post
by IADCA
Mon Jun 21, 2021 3:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA Facing Summer Cancellations and Crewing Issues
Replies: 271
Views: 54699

Re: AA Facing Summer Cancellations and Crewing Issues

However decisions were made based on unknown assumptions of recovery and unknown certainty of bailouts in both terms of timing and amount. This entire industry deserves a free pass for 2021 after undergone the most disruptive black swan event possibly ever. It’s actually pretty remarkable they even...

Jump to post
by IADCA
Mon Jun 21, 2021 3:14 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Nashville Aviation Thread - 2021
Replies: 443
Views: 54780

Re: Nashville Aviation Thread - 2021

We must have very different definitions of easy driving. From Franklin to Carmel is five hours and I-65 is absolute hell. Not to mention driving is extremely dangerous compared to flying. If you're actually going from Franklin to Carmel, maybe you have a point. But that's picking suburbs that are o...

Jump to post
by IADCA
Mon Jun 21, 2021 3:02 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Nashville Aviation Thread - 2021
Replies: 443
Views: 54780

Re: Nashville Aviation Thread - 2021

CVG and IND are easy driving distances down I-65 We must have very different definitions of easy driving. From Franklin to Carmel is five hours and I-65 is absolute hell. Not to mention driving is extremely dangerous compared to flying. If you're actually going from Franklin to Carmel, maybe you ha...

Jump to post
by IADCA
Sat Jun 19, 2021 1:08 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Dornier 328eco News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 225
Views: 48565

Re: Relaunch of the Dornier 328

Good points. I'd venture to say that SAAB, BAE, Antonov and Ilyushin had strong finances (thanks to their military branches) and DHC (Bombardier) was printing money with the CRJs. I think all just decided to rest on their laurels and barely updated their offers, while ATR made small improvements he...

Jump to post
by IADCA
Fri Jun 18, 2021 5:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Dornier 328eco News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 225
Views: 48565

Re: Relaunch of the Dornier 328

The Do-328 was about 50kn faster than the ATR, and the Do-328JET 150kn faster; yet, both are out of production (and mostly out of operation) while the ATR keep trucking along... Again, it says all that needs to be said about the market. Well, one thing it says to me is that having Airbus' money beh...

Jump to post
by IADCA
Fri Jun 18, 2021 3:05 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Dornier 328eco News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 225
Views: 48565

Re: Relaunch of the Dornier 328

What exactly about the Dornier 328 was ahead of its time? Just because you like an aircraft and it wasn’t successful doesn’t mean it was ahead of its time. The 328 had plenty of contemporaries of similar size and economics. Some were more successful (Saab 340B, EMB-120), some where not (BAe Jetstre...

Jump to post
by IADCA
Tue Jun 15, 2021 6:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates 5.5bn Loss
Replies: 65
Views: 11910

Re: Emirates 5.5bn Loss

It’s easier to be profitable when the US govt is paying half of your payroll. For Q1, Delta spent about 2.2B on payroll and received $1.2B back from the govt. Lets not go there. No body can build world's largest international carrier with $10 Million and two PIA planes. EK is a state owned and subs...

Jump to post
by IADCA
Tue Jun 15, 2021 5:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Dornier 328eco News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 225
Views: 48565

Re: Relaunch of the Dornier 328

You might be right but IMO that would be bad for the country. Congress thinks so too which is why you see the govt subsidized more and more routes. If American is looking to buy electric VTOL's, I think they don't really want to see that feed into hubs disappear. These smaller cities just need more...

Jump to post
by IADCA
Tue Jun 15, 2021 12:46 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Smallest airport with long haul service
Replies: 21
Views: 2331

Re: Smallest airport with long haul service

From May 2022 on Orlando Melbourne airport (MLB) could be a contender here as it will be the Orlando airport for TUI. From several British airports TUI will fly to this airport. Right now these flights are still operated to Orlando Sanford airport (SFB). Not exactly the largest airport either, but ...

Jump to post
by IADCA
Wed Jun 09, 2021 1:59 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Lack of flight options at CLT
Replies: 9
Views: 1007

Re: Lack of flight options at CLT

The reason CLT is the fifth-busiest airport east of the Mississippi is the same reason you lack multiple carriers on many routes : it's an AA fortress hub, and the vast majority of traffic at CLT is connections. Without that hub, you'd be in the same boat as similar-sized cities by population like S...

Jump to post
by IADCA
Mon Jun 07, 2021 1:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Dornier 328eco News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 225
Views: 48565

Re: Relaunch of the Dornier 328

Is here really a market for 30-50 seat planes? The days of every little town having air service is gone. Main reason those days are gone is because carriers got rid of those smaller aircrafts as they aged out. There's definitely still a market for it in some areas. They got rid of them because carr...

Jump to post
by IADCA
Sat Jun 05, 2021 5:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rare video of Anacostia river approach RWY 19 DCA
Replies: 23
Views: 6230

Re: Rare video of Anacostia river approach RWY 19 DCA

Great Find! The video approach starts with RFK....and then Nat Stadium etc & I guess the Navy Yard(?) & then out over the Potomac and the steep left turn to land on 19. Navy Yard is before Nats Park on that approach. The marina immediate after Nats Park is James Creek, and then the one furt...

Jump to post
by IADCA
Sat Jun 05, 2021 3:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rare video of Anacostia river approach RWY 19 DCA
Replies: 23
Views: 6230

Re: Rare video of Anacostia river approach RWY 19 DCA

[twoid][/twoid] Im not well versed in DCA - is this coming in from the "wrong" way from that famous over the river approach? Not entirely opposite - that'd be coming up the Potomac and then making a complete 180. But more or less yes. The Anacostia (the river he's flying along at the begin...

Jump to post
by IADCA
Fri Jun 04, 2021 1:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United orders supersonic planes from Boom (was: Big United Announcement Coming Up?)
Replies: 460
Views: 63821

Re: United orders supersonic planes from Boom (was: Big United Announcement Coming Up?)

Regarding noise, does anyone remember if the Concorde had louder noise during take off and landing as compared to other aircraft? As others have said, not so much on landing. But it was insanely loud on takeoff, and that's taking into account that planes of its era were much louder. I remember taki...

Jump to post
by IADCA
Thu Jun 03, 2021 3:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United orders supersonic planes from Boom (was: Big United Announcement Coming Up?)
Replies: 460
Views: 63821

Re: United orders supersonic planes from Boom (was: Big United Announcement Coming Up?)

A.net: "Wah, planes today are so boring, I wish someone could do something cool like a Concorde NG." United puts out an announcement that it's planning to purchase 15 planes that are basically Concorde NGs. Also A.net: "Underwhelming. Doesn't reflect well. Not worth investing our hope...

Jump to post
by IADCA
Tue Jun 01, 2021 2:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ouch—AA at DFW hits light pole
Replies: 121
Views: 16553

Re: Ouch—AA at DFW hits light pole

Anything’s frangible if you hit it hard enough.. :D Very true. The term you are thinking of is frangible. In airfield infrastructure engineering, frangible means the item must break off in a known manner, such that the aircraft might survive and continue to function. All airfield items such as ligh...

Jump to post
by IADCA
Tue Jun 01, 2021 1:54 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ouch—AA at DFW hits light pole
Replies: 121
Views: 16553

Re: Ouch—AA at DFW hits light pole

The term you are thinking of is frangible. In airfield infrastructure engineering, frangible means the item must break off in a known manner, such that the aircraft might survive and continue to function. All airfield items such as lighting, poles and towers are supposed to be frangible. It stems f...

Jump to post
by IADCA
Tue Jun 01, 2021 1:32 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ouch—AA at DFW hits light pole
Replies: 121
Views: 16553

Re: Ouch—AA at DFW hits light pole

Would those lights posts be designed in a way to minimise damage to the aircrafts in these instances, e.g. a built-in weak point? I have seen car accidents with more damage after hitting posts. The term you are thinking of is frangible. In airfield infrastructure engineering, frangible means the it...

Jump to post
by IADCA
Fri May 28, 2021 2:08 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Shortest current flights using A321 or larger
Replies: 10
Views: 1887

Re: Shortest current flights using A321 or larger

Charlotte and Raleigh/Durham are separated by a bee-line distance of only 130 miles. After experiencing a CLT-RDU flight on AA’s workhorse A321, I’m wondering if you guys know of any shorter routes utilizing an aircraft this large or larger. I mean, CLT-RDU wheels up to wheels down was 31 minutes, ...

Jump to post
by IADCA
Wed May 26, 2021 6:03 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Austin, TX, USA - Europe
Replies: 17
Views: 2453

Re: Austin, TX, USA - Europe

One factor is that the world needs to adjust. Austin has grown tremendously over the last few years, but it still faces the inertia inherent in a decision to launch a long, expensive transatlantic route. And that's another part of it: AUS to EU hubs is ~5,000 miles. There's a real difference in air...

Jump to post
by IADCA
Wed May 26, 2021 4:44 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Austin, TX, USA - Europe
Replies: 17
Views: 2453

Re: Austin, TX, USA - Europe

KLM will start Austin - Amsterdam on the 28th of March 2022, after a delay of 2 years. Nothing to strange, but given a population of 2million in the Austin area and a large community of young people and a large high-tech industry, why is it that Austin is only served by 3 European carriers in 2022?...

Jump to post
by IADCA
Wed May 26, 2021 1:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest Airlines flight attendant loses two teeth after passenger assault
Replies: 123
Views: 17442

Re: Southwest Airlines flight attendant loses two teeth after passenger assault

You know how air marshals are equipped with guns with hollow-point bullets? Why not give those to flight attendants as well? As Montgomery said in the article, misbehavior is reacing intolerable levels. Yes, let's give numerous weapons to people who don't have training to use them, no area to secur...

Jump to post
by IADCA
Mon May 24, 2021 12:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Wizz Air and Air Baltic (and other airlines) plan to fly around Belarusian airspace
Replies: 90
Views: 13855

Re: Wizz Air and Air Baltic (and other airlines) plan to fly around Belarusian airspace

I am quite sure what happened was a one-off isolated incident, that will no doubt be dealt with by international law. I don't see the need for a widespread knee-jerk reaction by the whole aviation industry. "International law" is largely a letter-writing campaign. Companies protesting unw...

Jump to post
by IADCA
Fri May 21, 2021 7:19 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Important Bridge in Memphis Shut Down by Crack
Replies: 44
Views: 3190

Re: Important Bridge in Memphis Shut Down by Crack

The De Soto Bridge, which carries Interstate 40 across the Mississippi River between Memphis, Tennessee and West Memphis, Arkansas had been shut down for about a week after a Crack was found during an inspection. Barge traffic on the Mississippi River under the bridge has also been shut down and th...

Jump to post
by IADCA
Wed May 19, 2021 8:04 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: United to Knoxville
Replies: 12
Views: 1918

Re: United to Knoxville

AA is not cheap either to TYS those dates, nor are fares better to AVL, TRI or CHA. I don't consider those as alternates anyway as you flying from SAT and then renting a car and driving several hours through the mountains on I-40. BNA may be cheaper on Southwest including a nonstop flight, but agai...

Jump to post
by IADCA
Wed May 19, 2021 12:58 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: United to Knoxville
Replies: 12
Views: 1918

Re: United to Knoxville

All, I was looking at taking a trip from SAT to TYS July 6-10 on United. I’ve been waiting bc I thought the ticket was high? But the prices have skyrocketed . I know seatmaps aren’t accurate representation but anyone have any insight on why the prices are going up so much or able to see if the flig...

Jump to post
by IADCA
Sat May 15, 2021 5:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The Rest of Tennessee (TYS, CHA, TRI ect.) Aviation Thread - 2021
Replies: 32
Views: 3429

Re: The Rest of Tennessee (TYS, CHA, TRI ect.) Aviation Thread - 2021

The Smokey Mountains tend to attract a lower socioeconomic group than the highlands/cashiers area which is closer to GSP/AVL. I’ve been to gatlinburg and pigeon forge a couple of times and the attractions there don’t seem attractive to a fly-in crowd. Somebody doesn't know about Blackberry Farms I ...

Jump to post
by IADCA
Fri May 14, 2021 11:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Tri-wing concept claims to cut fuel consumption by 70%
Replies: 76
Views: 12799

Re: Tri-wing concept claims to cut fuel consumption by 70%

MrBretz wrote:
Re: VirginFlyer’s Caproni Ca.60, Wikipedia says “It proved unstable and crashed on its second flight.” I think I will retire my wet blanket.


To be fair, that's twice the longevity I'd have expected.

Jump to post
by IADCA
Fri May 14, 2021 5:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Tri-wing concept claims to cut fuel consumption by 70%
Replies: 76
Views: 12799

Re: Tri-wing concept claims to cut fuel consumption by 70%

Does the lack of landing gear in the wings concern anyone? You mean because there's 3 sets of wings, or what? I mean, A320 gear retracts into the wingbox under the center fuse and there are a couple of those around these days. From a single image, this looked pretty similar. The wings just look too...

Jump to post
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5
  • 47