It will be interesting to know what the first go-around was for and if there was a 2nd go-around attempt... Does not appear to have been a second attempt based on the altitude and airspeed from here https://flightaware.com/live/flight/AXB1344 But not sure, just trying to judge based on a graph To m...Jump to post
2020 just isn't a good year at all. RIP to those who didn't make it and speedy recovery to all the others. It seems like most of these types of accidents fall hard on the pilots, but so sorry to hear they both passed away. In the few pictures I've seen the cockpit seemed to look fairly OK, but I cou...Jump to post
If they can make cars drive autonomously, why wouldn't they be able to make aircraft fly autonomously? Less obstacles, less improvisation required. Pilots still have to save the day almost everyday with current tech aircraft but checklists can be run by computers too and faster. It all is a matter ...Jump to post
How important is the airline to Scandinavia? I recently read that they rarely offer regional/local flights, so I wonder if it's best to sell the airline to let the airline collapse, replacing it with the regional airlines such as Widroe? It's not as if Scandinavians can't speak English. Between som...Jump to post
How important is the airline to Scandinavia? I recently read that they rarely offer regional/local flights, so I wonder if it's best to sell the airline to let the airline collapse, replacing it with the regional airlines such as Widroe? It's not as if Scandinavians can't speak English. Wait, SK do...Jump to post
How important is the airline to Scandinavia? I recently read that they rarely offer regional/local flights, so I wonder if it's best to sell the airline to let the airline collapse, replacing it with the regional airlines such as Widroe? It's not as if Scandinavians can't speak English. SK has lots...Jump to post
I wonder if Amazon would potentially see a need?
I know they are using pretty much all 767's at the current time/
I was a little surprised by this too. The airflow should want to push things outward, even under the wing. It is not an unknown hazard to quad engine, swept wing aircraft. I guess we all learned something new today. . . We probably should open a separate topic on this, but which 747's crashed becau...Jump to post
Interesting, I was unaware of that one. I do know off 2 747s that had an inboard engine fall off, strike the outboard engine and cause that one to fall off too, resulting in the plane crashing. I know at least one survived losing an outboard engine. I did not realize that one had survived after los...Jump to post
The DC-10 was the first project completed by McDonnell-Douglas (as opposed to Douglas). Douglas, Boeing, Lockheed, Convair, and everyone else building civil airliners had all adopted the philosophy that killing your customers was bad for business, and hence anything you can do to make airliners saf...Jump to post
It seems the 777-300 flies lower as well. Usually in the 29,000 - 34,000 range, while the smaller 200's fly higher. Does the larger 300's struggle to reach altitudes closer to 40,000?Jump to post
Olympia should have an Airport and Airline Service. It's a State Capitol. Many "State Capitol Airports" have a lot of service. Sacramento, California & Austin,Texas. It's been tried. Big Sky served Olympia years ago. Service to Moses Lake and Spokane, IIRC. I think the time might be r...Jump to post
Also... -EI goes daily on the SEA-DUB route. -AC initiates SEA-YUL service with their new A220-300. -VS starts another 3X weekly flight between SEA-LHR, in addition to their daily flight. What else? Additionally, BA is switching the 747-400 LHR-SEA flight to a 787-10 starting in July, which is prob...Jump to post
AA to make SEA an INT hub/launches SEA-BLR in Oct 20/AS to join OneWorld Adding two flights does not make SEA a hub. It was already an AS hub. We will see if they add more. And even if AA wanted a hub in Seattle, I don't think SEA has the capacity to add a third airline as a hub. Seems to me, if an...Jump to post
I'm sure everyone has seen this blurry video by now. Not sure why it looks like the plane is bouncing. I am guessing it is just the poor quality of the video and light reflection. Or maybe it is off in the grass and bouncing around like an SUV doing some off-roading. The rain is obviously very heavy...Jump to post
Two things - 1 - Is it me, or does it seem to be taking a very long time to get the new first class up and running? I've been on one A320 that had the upgraded interior, but I don't think I've seen many - if any - 737's with the new first class 2 - So much talk about expansion, but for a good reason...Jump to post
ikramerica wrote:Truly a disappointing livery. What once was cutting edge is now tired. An omen for the X itself?
ifly4free wrote:Either those Seattle folk are really used to rain or umbrellas are forbidden. I have not seen an umbrella yet.
MileHFL400 wrote:Damn livestream stopped
PixelPilot wrote:Man I hope they don't miss the wingtip drop by constantly switching to the people
The 777x is still waiting to fly as I stream this. I am hoping she'll fly over my house in Snohomish. Of course the weather kinda sucks today. Typical PNW drizzle and low clouds (typical for January).
At least it is 50F outside.
First picture in the database of the A350 in full new colours 5758217 The silver engines are a very good choice in my opinion. The SAS logo gets washed-out a lot. Need to be a little bolder. More color would have been nice to. Overall a good update in the livery, but certainly nothing revolutionary...Jump to post
Obviously Alaska Airlines. They are finally flying to Europe and Asia.
Oops, it is not April 1st yet
It is really cool, by the way, to sit in the Alaska Lounge at ANC and watch one 747 after the other come in (mostly from Asia). Throw in some MD11's and it has become my favorite place to spot.Jump to post
The A319 and A320 have no future at AS; they'll be returned over the next few years as the leases expire, replaced by the MAX 9s on order and options that will be taken up. The A321neo, however, does have a future, and I think as Airbus expands the capabilities of this aircraft, it will eventually ...Jump to post
There is still a question mark on the MAX. Sure it will fly one day, but can it recover to be successful? UA just placed a large order for the 321NEO. Will the MAX10 be able to sell because of all the troubles surrounding the MAX? If I ran an airline, I would have to give very strong consideration a...Jump to post
I will feel fine about flying in a MAX, since what they have changed about the MAX has been pretty well covered in the press, and they are under white-hot scrutiny from regulators. It has shaken my confidence in future new Boeing types a little bit. The internal quality culture was more broken than...Jump to post
I think anyone who won't have any trepidation about flying on a MAX is frankly lying. I know I will, especially if the takeoff seems a little too steep or something else. I will feel fine about flying in a MAX, since what they have changed about the MAX has been pretty well covered in the press, an...Jump to post
One consequence of the MSX disaster should be, that all plans of getting rid of any A320 family frames, should be on ice. And they should be on ice until all the problems around the MAX are solved. Any dates around the MAX are plain guesswork. For added safety AS should move the deferred A320 deliv...Jump to post
After nearly 5,000 MAX currently on order, there will probably still be another 5,000 ordered. Something like 7,000 of the NG were built. Every generation of 737 has been succeeded by a generation that has sold more than double the number of the previous generation. I think you're forgetting the el...Jump to post
The news just isn't getting better for Boeing. Even loyal partners are potentially looking elsewhere (or it is a negotiation tactic) - https://www.king5.com/article/tech/science/aerospace/boeing/leader-of-pilots-union-blasts-boeing-over-grounded-737-max/281-288a339e-5d1e-4bcd-9211-f9a37786d7d5 The ...Jump to post
The A321 XLR is advertising 4700 nautical miles or 5400 statute miles. Anchorage is about 300 miles closer than Seattle. Having Alaska airlines compete directly with British Airways to London–Heathrow or Aer Lingus to Dublin, or Delta to Paris might be difficult. It is possible that a smaller jet m...Jump to post
Of course no single-aisle plane, I believe, will have the range to fly SEA-LHR, which is 4800'ish miles. The A321 XLR is advertising 4700 nautical miles or 5400 statute miles. Anchorage is about 300 miles closer than Seattle. Having Alaska airlines compete directly with British Airways to London–He...Jump to post
The news just isn't getting better for Boeing. Even loyal partners are potentially looking elsewhere (or it is a negotiation tactic) - https://www.king5.com/article/tech/science/aerospace/boeing/leader-of-pilots-union-blasts-boeing-over-grounded-737-max/281-288a339e-5d1e-4bcd-9211-f9a37786d7d5 350+...Jump to post
The news just isn't getting better for Boeing. Even loyal partners are potentially looking elsewhere (or it is a negotiation tactic) - https://www.king5.com/article/tech/science/aerospace/boeing/leader-of-pilots-union-blasts-boeing-over-grounded-737-max/281-288a339e-5d1e-4bcd-9211-f9a37786d7d5Jump to post
I feel the news on the 737 just isn't getting better. This article was just in the local news here today here in Seattle. The MAX is becoming a hated plane and it really is not good news for Boeing. Except for very loyal fans of Boeing, even partners like SWA are frankly angry with Boeing's arroganc...Jump to post
Behind closed doors when AS management discusses expansion, I'd think longer range planes would be on the table. SEA - MIA is a stretch for the 737's. Not to mention if AS should consider more expansion outside of the US. Maybe Puerto Rico? The Bahamas? Even as far as London? Of course no single-ais...Jump to post
I'll keep saying this until I'm dead. If you need an emotional support animal you are unfit to fly in a crowded aircraft with the general public!!!! I couldn't agree more. Get a f-ing prescription so you can chill out. I think most support animals stuff is BS. Not all, but most. Smoke some weed. Ta...Jump to post
I realize that with only 10 aircraft flexibility is limited. But given the yields and slot limitations out of DCA I'm a bit surprised that they haven't scheduled the A321neos for as many DCA legs as possible. Instead they have been flying a variety of stuff, with some DCA, but also some transcon an...Jump to post
seabosdca wrote:NameOmitted wrote:How many 321s have AS interiors?
8 of the 10 have already been refitted and one more is in for refit. The only one still flying with the VX interior is 921.
The AS MAX's were deferred to 2022 and beyond? I didn't know that. I feel like AS will stick with Boeing (especially if there will be a 797 down the road, which seems like it would be a great fit for AS). But, I really think the NEO, especially the 321 would be a mistake to walk away from for AS. If...Jump to post
Let's face it, Boeing has milked the 737 totally dry. They should have started an all-new design years ago. People blame the troubles of the 787 for a 737 replacement, but could Boeing truly not do both? What happened to the company that bet the farm on the 747 back in the late 60's? And now what do...Jump to post
As the MAX grounding now seems to be heading into 2020 and Boeing's management shakeup, it seems having a bunch of Airbus 320's and 321's in the fleet (NEO or otherwise) is a very fortunate turn of events for AS. But has there been movement on AS going back to 737's-only? Boeing is obviously struggl...Jump to post
Sitting in the Alaska Airlines lounge at ANC for a couple of hours I saw 15 747's (all 744's a nd 747-8's) come and go. Bonus was a few a few MD11's as well.
So if you fly through Anchorage anytime soon, spend some quality time spotting.
Lots of cool machinery make it through there.