The unanswered question to me is, how many more cargo planes will SY take on?? They have added 12 in less then 6 mo. A year from now will be interesting.... All things considered, I would guess they'll happily take ALL 737's Amazon throws at them. With pax business what it is, and no real improveme...Jump to post
The captain should have stayed on the flight deck. This is a customer service issue and the flight attendant and/or gate agent should have handled it.Jump to post
At the airline I work for, we can leave 10 minutes early as long as all checked-in passengers are boarded. If you are fully boarded and ready to go more than 10 minutes early then you need to call SOC and make sure the next station will be ready for an early arrival.Jump to post
And this is why I think HA would probably be best-served by purchasing second-hand A319s & A320s with relatively few cycles. They won't get the same level of utilization, but that's OK if the capital cost of the fleet is low enough. Parts are plentiful worldwide and there will be support for de...Jump to post
However, the MD-90 is on its own type cert. Actually, the MD-88 is also on its own type certificate. The MD-87 was the last under the DC-9 certificate. It is a bit different on the pilot side. DC-9, MD-80, MD-90, and 717 all share a common pilot certificate type rating of DC-9. Kinda like the Learj...Jump to post
Can Orange County change its zoning that effectively forces an existing, legal operation out of business? That is an issue to be decided, probably in the courts, but neither I, nor any of the experts here get to decide that. JSX can try to take its case to the courts, but it's exceedingly likely to...Jump to post
How much weight do airlines assume I weigh even they book new a seat? In the US: 190 lbs in the summer, 195 lbs in the winter. Those weights include your carry-on bags. These are based on Advisory Circular 120-27E. However, that is changing soon. with the release of the newest revision to Advisory ...Jump to post
af773atmsp wrote:I'd do it if the price is right, but only on a clear day and the flight just goes around my region. It'd be cool to get a bird's eye view of the Twin Cities.
Sun Country, although they fly them for Amazon.Jump to post
In the US, airlines are required to keep manifests for a period of 3 months after the flight, in accordance with 121.693 and 121.695.Jump to post
It's been repeated over and over again that the ADA does not apply to airlines. Actually, it does in certain specific areas, like allowing access to an aircraft. Airlines are required to provide or allow some form of wheelchair access to the airplane, for example. The question then arises whether w...Jump to post
If a chemical is put on an armrest and will kill a virus effectively for 90 days, what does that chemical do to your skin? I don't know what Southwest is using, but I know Boeing has said mPale is safe for use in the cabin. It is good for 30 days and works a bit differently from traditional chemica...Jump to post
https://www.usatoday.com/story/travel/2020/08/11/southwest-flight-removes-family-son-3-autism-wont-wear-mask/3350229001 Have seen this story in several outlets, this is from USA Today. Isn't there provisions for cases like this to excuse the child from wearing a mask? Really? There are US laws dema...Jump to post
SY maybe, although they are private so don't release financials. Their CEO said they are building cash. I'm sure the Amazon flying is propping up their pax service though.
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Just barely making it is not a plan.. Understand but this one looks like it does not have winglets and if it did perhaps another 100 plus nm could be achieved. Medivac Learjet 36a have 2800 nm range and I heard they do California to Hawaii runs sometimes A Lear 36 will barely (just barely and highl...Jump to post
I honestly believe NK and G4 are in better shape than F9. All of F9's fleet is leased...G4's fleet is more than 90 percent owned (most secondhand and uneucumbered) with other real property in the fold as well, and NK's fleet is 67 percent owned. NK and G4 can get loans against unencumbered assets, ...Jump to post
In the case of Delta, they don't really have a choice at the moment. In order to receive the CARES act funds they have to maintain minimum service levels. In general though, sometimes it is better to bring in some revenue than nothing. Let's use nice round numbers for this example. Let's say my cost...Jump to post
Looks amazing, beautiful. Looking at the photos - Can I ask though, why American carriers don’t use automated bag drops? They seem to have an odd two step process of checkin looks then head to a counter with an agent? Would be a labour saving not to mention normal in a state of the art terminal Spi...Jump to post
Pass travel is great. I nonreved every weekend for awhile. You have to be flexible, with both dates and destinations. Also be willing to just go to the airport and see if you get on. I know many of my coworkers will just look at loads and not even go to the airport. I've gotten on many flights that ...Jump to post
Just noticed today that Amazon had a small run of AKE containers manufactured back in March. Prior to this, they had been using all DQFs (a mix of AMZ-owned and leased cans from ACL Airshop) for belly loading. Will have to keep an eye out to see if they get more. Pretty sure the AKEs are for the af...Jump to post
All of it. There is no Amazon Air. Pretty sure Amazon owns (or leases) the majority of the aircraft though and then subleases them out to the carriers. Sure, they may own the airplanes or own the leases, but there is no Amazon Prime Air, as an airline You're absolutely right. Amazon does not have t...Jump to post
Remember also, that in most cases a single company runs all of the concessions for the entire airport. HMSHost is one common company that does this. So, as long as they can serve the required volume, they are being more efficient by only opening the stores/restaurants they need to meet demand. So, i...Jump to post
DiamondFlyer wrote:rjsampson wrote:Haven't a lot of the "Prime Air" flights actually been contracted out re-badged to other cargo carriers (e.g. Atlas Airlines)?
All of it. There is no Amazon Air.
Another airline going down before it gets off the ground. Wasn't the last airline in the United States to start up with a fleet of CRJ's Independence Air? Wasn’t a start up. They were Atlantic Coast Airlines before. When they lost the UA contract they changed their name and became a regular airline...Jump to post
There may have been two flight crews onboard for destinations that have mandatory 14 day quarantines. At least one airline I'm familiar with are flying to and from Hawaii with two full and complete flight crews and flight attendants to and from the lower 48 states. One crew does the flight to Hawai...Jump to post
SY's main SOC is at their HQ at MSP airport. They have a backup facility in Mendota Heights as well. I believe during COVID-19 they've actually been running both facilities with the SOC staff split between the two just in case the virus spreads through the staff at one location.Jump to post
DDR wrote:WN is not a LCC
SELMER40 wrote:There are three new High Balloons up today.showing on Flightradar24 and Flightaware. HBAL 111,170 & 176. Please and thank you, what is their purpose?.
Aviation is a risky business and trying to derisk it is often a good move, besides the market signal of pricing works just fine regardless of hedges because someone is still eating that lose or making the profit when an airline hedges its not all that different from insurance essentially. The funct...Jump to post
The Saudi aircraft were terrible at first, but they eventually worked themselves out.
218NV was always my personal nemesis, "make a wish it leaves" we always said. Even on my last day working there I had a 4 hour mx delay because of that one.
The WaPo released an article 7 hours ago (!) on this very issue: https://www.washingtonpost.com/local/trafficandcommuting/scientists-think-they-know-ways-to-combat-viruses-on-airplanes-theyre-too-late-for-this-pandemic/2020/04/20/83279318-76ab-11ea-87da-77a8136c1a6d_story.html Plus here’s some addi...Jump to post
Wacker1000 wrote:A pressurized tube with recycled air - I have my doubts about the effectiveness of empty seats.
Just kind of curious, how does it work when you use a mostly outsourced frontline workforce? Do those vendor companies get paid for each flight worked or is it just a set amount for the contract? Having much a smaller payroll is probably a benefit in these times. Most ground handling contracts are ...Jump to post
SY was the first to do this, and it was at the request of the FAs to limit contact between passengers and crew.Jump to post
Might be a silly question, but would this be a quick and easy way for Breeze to obtain their operating certificate or has Neeleman done the startup thing enough times that they don't need the 'easy' route? The certificate started as Atlantic Coast Airlines which morphed into Independence Air and wa...Jump to post
Delta is set to cancel all fight in between MSP-AMS, MSP-CDG, and FI from MSP-KEF until I’m guessing around April because of the coronavirus. Does anyone know why MSP isn’t classified as one of the U.S airports that can allow flights from Europe to come in at this time? I know it might seem like a ...Jump to post
I think it's a perk that needs to be abolished. Employees need to fork up the cash like the rest of us. Them getting free or next to free traveling dilutes the experience. Then expect ticket prices to go up because employees will want to be paid more. The largest benefit of working for an airline i...Jump to post
stl07 wrote:So while this is great news, what happens to those who actually need one of these like a veteran
JAAlbert wrote:I'm surprised to hear allegations that the FAA rushed the approval, since it seemed to take Southwest years to get its Hawaii routes up and running!
Airlines should be given access to all medical history including mental health. Privacy laws have gone too far. When you are responsible for the welfare of the public then your privacy should not be a priority. That is not necessary in the US at least. We have designated medical examiners that issu...Jump to post
I would loved to see G4 offer more west coast services from PIE. TZ used to fly to LAX/LAS with thru service to Hawaii. Southeast Airlines, and Sunjet International flew to LAS from PIE, im not sure how successful they were, given not many people ever heard of those airlines before. G4 did PIE/IWA ...Jump to post
Is there such a thing as self-serve deicing with glycol? I did several google searches and came up with nothing. Yes, but it is generally carried in the aircraft itself. Think of something like a pump garden sprayer. It works ok on light frost, but wouldn't do much for the snow like they had to dea...Jump to post