There are several 737-200s based at my home field, KADS (North Dallas), one in executive trim, others cargo.
Bearing in mind just how ubiquitous the 727 once was, it's amazing how few one sees now.
Beechcraft V35A Bonanza. I'm slightly jealous. The BE35 is a great looking aircraft! It ain't new, but it's mine, and it beats golf or chasing women as a hobby. Plus, I've made the best friends a soul could ever ask for through flying. You'd be amazed how nice a Bo you can get for small coin if you...Jump to post
To be honest, I don't think all that much would change, other than an increase in WN frequencies.
AA wouldn't bother, Delta might add a few (but not much), and I expect Alaska to bail soon.
You might see an outlier or two, maybe Allegiant. Not Spirit.
Maybe Denver is OK for connecting, but as a destination airport, I have seen none worse! There is nothing about the arrival experience that doesn't suck at Denver - you have to ride a train to get to baggage claim (and yes, I know Denver's not the only airport with this ludicrous design choice, but ...Jump to post
Beechcraft V35A Bonanza. It is ten years younger than I and, thus, is not an "old" airplane. I tell myself this. Very fortunate to have a wife who enthusiastically supports aircraft ownership. I have not had a new car since 2001 - my car budget goes into things like hangar rent, maintenanc...Jump to post
Donald Trump was not my first choice in the presidential race, there is much about him I would wish to be different, but in the overall analysis, for a lot of very good reasons, he was a profoundly better choice than Secretary Clinton. It has been said, "never wrestle with a pig in the mud-the ...Jump to post
...I think they should’ve close that airport down DAL years ago, but did it hence the thing we have now. You're joking, right? Utterly apart from airline service, Dallas Love Field is a critical airport to the area, employing many thousands. It was a vital airport even when DFW was new and we had o...Jump to post
I can't help having the impression that, ina properly-designed airport, these electric taxi concepts area solution in search of a problem. You're never going to be able to justify the substantial weight penalty of carrying around an aircraft-mounted solution. The airport-based concepts all have logi...Jump to post
Nice deal for Bombardier. A shame they lacked the financial stability to stay the course independently, but the combination with Airbus makes good business sense all the way around, for all manner of reasons already cited. Fact is, no Airbus partnership, and these kinds of commitments would never ha...Jump to post
From my observations (admittedly, more focused on the business jet side of the business), Embraer has a culture of excellence, in design and in support, so I hope Boeing is wise enough to honor and leverage that culture, and the engineering expertise Embraer brings to bear.Jump to post
I get it - it's their carrier, and they can do as they wish. Too, I guess I should have done the research and known about the charge before booking, but I'll admit it - it never occurred to me that an airline would charge for selecting seats when a Business Class booking is made. It will. of course,...Jump to post
Belize - busiest airport by far is in Belize City, while the capitol city is Belmopan.Jump to post
1986, Cancun, Q Roo (CUN/MMUN), had DC10 service, Mexicana from DFW and from PHL. No jetways (heck, not that much of a terminal). Hard to believe, but you could tell when a plane arrived, because some buses would show up at the (very few) hotels, and you could tell if it was the Philly flight from a...Jump to post
First booking ever on BA - and I find out that, having purchased three Business Class ("Club World," I believe they call it) tickets, at a not-inconsiderable price, I must pay an additional $108-$155/seat to select seats in advance. Well, I admit to being impressed. But the impression is n...Jump to post
Actual damage was from hail - flight crew unable to see through windshields at all, and requested tow from runway to gate. Ground crew (fire rescue) also reported radome damaged, no other damage (but it was night no cursory look, so who knows). Flight crew reported no medical required immediately fo...Jump to post
The key to their success will be a good code-share.
Maybe with Braniff?
Small to large: Beechcraft 17 ("Staggerwing") Beechcraft BE35 Bonanza (my bias is obvious, she's what I fly) Cessna 310 (Q, R models) Lockheed L1649 Constellation DeHavilland Comet TU114 (in the air; looks goofy on the ground, but that's not where it lives, is it?) Sud Caravelle (so French...Jump to post
There has been no material change in the health care system, but be assured, the ACA was designed to fail, and fail it has. Access to health care is vastly worse now than it was before, and it gets worse before we can hope for better.
As for the "racist" tag, it is inapt.
LH982 wrote:smokeybandit wrote:There's gotta be a joke about TSA being fake security somewhere.
The problem is that it's not a joke.
Yes there is a reason why the airport is capped at 20 gates. And yes there is a reason why Delta should be accommodated at Love Field even Herb said so! The circumstances have significantly changed in the DAL/DFW market since the 5-party agreement was negotiated, including the following: ⋅&nbs...Jump to post
Heavy sigh. You do know that the judicial branch is not, in any way, under the control of the executive, right? For that matter, if (as exists in your alternate reality) businesses could materially affect the outcome of a bankruptcy case in a way which was outside the law, do you really think that t...Jump to post
If the bankruptcy filing was so kosher why was the law changed to prevent it being used in such a manner again ? Precisely to prevent the lawful, but offensive, use of contract rejection like it was used in the CO bankruptcy, ever again. Had the rejection been "unkosher" (an informal, but...Jump to post
By the way - " He drove up the stock of several airlines with significant share purchases during feigned take overs then cashed out as competitors raised their offers. " That's what happens in every attempted purchase, of any business, when there's more than one suitor. Wouldn't Lorenzo be...Jump to post
I won't try to convince you, because you aren't interested in observing facts. But, for the record, I don't "admire" Frank Lorenzo; I despise him for many reasons. At the same time, I am not reciting commonly-held (but false) statements about him. Continental was in profoundly bad conditio...Jump to post
Since Southwest is a low-cost carrier, they don’t pay the air construction fees that the others do, so they’re relegated to the backroads of the air traffic network, with more potholes and such. Their higher fleet usage also means they don’t have time to inflate the wings as much, which can result ...Jump to post
I flew on them once - RT to Los Angeles. Service was exemplary, a great experience. All except the way Chuck Norris (across the aisle from me) left his fingernail clippings in a pile on the leather seat. That was odd.Jump to post
Now, if only Braniff's management had possessed the foresight to file an 11 proceeding while still possessing enough cash to operate, perhaps we'd be talking about Braniff in the present tense today. T'was not to be. -- Folks can rag on a Francisco Lorenzo all they like, but it was the financial wi...Jump to post
IIRC, after CO's second bankruptcy, CO switched to the PE AOC. It's that AOC that UA operates with today (while using UAL's MOC). Naw, it's CO's AOC. Originally, it was PE's AOC. When CO emerged from bankruptcy the second time, they gave shares in the "new company" (new CO) to the credito...Jump to post
Trans-Texas / Texas International operated the very first DC-9. Delta put the first DC-9 into service My reference is steeped in ambiguity; TTA was not the first airline to operate the DC-9; but they ended up operating the very first DC-9 built, after Douglas had completed its flight test regime an...Jump to post
No realistic solution should ever include as a potential outcome the possibility that the gate in question could be returned to WN, period. WN should never be allowed to grow at DAL beyond their current gate footprint. The remaining gates should be unassigned common use gates available to anyone ex...Jump to post
rbavfan wrote:DarthLobster wrote:Did you ever hear the tragedy of Darth Lorenzo the arrogant?
LMAO. Good way to describe it,I mean him.
If memory serves me right, when Lorenzo merged Continental into Texas International the TI operating certificate was the one used for the merged airline. I believe that when United and Continental merged, that same operating certificate is what the merged United flies under today. IIRC, after CO's ...Jump to post
Now, if only Braniff's management had possessed the foresight to file an 11 proceeding while still possessing enough cash to operate, perhaps we'd be talking about Braniff in the present tense today. T'was not to be. -- Folks can rag on a Francisco Lorenzo all they like, but it was the financial wiz...Jump to post
My first airplane flight was in 1962 on a TransTexas DC-3. We flew from San Angelo to San Antonio. Nothing more impressive to a young boy that those radial engines starting up with a whine and then huge belch of smoke. When we landed in San Antonio, there was a BOAC de Havilland Comet sitting there...Jump to post
WN also operates the world’s largest fleet of 737s and some of the oldest 73Gs. We’d expect more 737-specific incidents on WN. But all of the other combined operators haven’t experienced what WN has with their failures. UA and AF experienced similar failures on different engines. If those two airli...Jump to post
Southwest DOES NOT make engine to cause engine failure. Southwest DOES NOT make manufacture for window to cause crack window! Please STOP negativity labeling Southwest. Window and Engine are completely different company who made those manufacture. You guys are all wrong! Q Southwest did drag it's f...Jump to post
Why would WN automatically get DL’s existing gates? What if DL wants to keep them? Also, why does B6 get its own gate? Couldn’t wn get that one and B6 moves to common use? Why would dl flying much fewer flights out of aus deserve more gates than wn? B6 flies up to 11 flights a day during peak seaso...Jump to post
I am tolerably confident that there is but one of me, since my father left this earthly realm. I googled myself, and found: me, my business, my father's obituary and some oblique references to my business colleagues. Also found a testimonial to my dad in the imdb record for a motion picture that was...Jump to post