The previous airline I worked for had an aircraft painted in a scheme for the Make-a-Wish Foundation. The joke was always "make a wish it leaves" because of the mechanical issues with that one tail number. Independence Air (well I guess it was ACJet at that point still) had a Dornier 328JE...Jump to post
As a former CSA ive taken tons of snacks and drinks from airplanes. Never booze though, thats a big no no. That's pretty much what we were also told when I was a gate agent as well. Help yourself to one soda or a snack but don't take 8 boxes of peanut M&Ms and a snack pack along with bottles of...Jump to post
And why are they not in JFK? I could’ve sworn that I saw a WN 737 parked near T4 when my HA flight was taking off from 22R on October 19th. Is there another airline with a similar looking livery to WN (all blue) operating out of JFK? Probably was Sun Country, although as of a few days ago they've m...Jump to post
I work at G4, and it was truly sad to see them go. They were the backbone of our fleet for a while, so it was pretty emotional for us. Few things compare to the sound of those engines starting up, especially the distinctive "pop"! Agreed, I actually left G4 just about a month after the la...Jump to post
FAA released an InFO about this last week.
https://content.govdelivery.com/attachm ... O19005.pdf
A couple years back I flew on an Iran Air Tours MD80. Now, my memory could be shoddy, but I am fairly certain that it was 6 abreast. Would this have been legal? Are you sure it wasn't a 727? I can't think of any way to squeeze a sixth seat in an MD-80. Not so much a matter of legal as it is practic...Jump to post
Veigar wrote:First off... is SY even a charter airline anymore? I thought they finished that phase looong ago.
The system is still installed onboard the aircraft. I know AirFi staff were onboard several weeks ago tweaking the system and are supposed to be issuing a firmware update. Maybe they are waiting to advertise it until the update is completed and the service is more reliable?Jump to post
In the US, customs requires advance notice of flights through both APIS and at least for GA flights a notification before departing the international origin for the US. Many of the airports with customs are on-call and some are user fee and/or landing rights airports. Landing rights airports often r...Jump to post
afcjets wrote:Does Southwest not let families with small children pre-board?
Yup. It was an award that we invented and gave it to ourselves. And no other airline has eve come close. To be completely honest Southwest won the on time award when they weren’t using ACARS. However, once the automated system of ACARS was put in place they plummeted in on time. So was it the ACARS...Jump to post
Is it compulsory? Do they sit you down and lock the doors? (like on an aircraft!) Take a roll call to see if you missed it by hiding in your cabin? Yes it is mandatory. They close all the pools, bars, restaurants, entertainment, etc and crewmembers direct you to the muster location indicated on you...Jump to post
I'm betting one or two FAs will take me to task for that suggestion, but having travelled on one or two boats in my time, I don't recall being subjected to any briefing as to the use or location of lifejackets. I guess they figured that in any emergency, a) we would listen very carefully to a last ...Jump to post
FWIW, SY is starting construction soon ( next few weeks, if not days) on the "new" HQ at the old XJ hanger they now lease. Commissary has moved in after 20 some years in Mendota Heights. I am very interested to see how this year works out for SY at MSP. They are implementing a lot of new ...Jump to post
Surprised they went with CLT instead of setting up shop at Concord, NC / JQF. USA has no real room for NK unless they somehow coordinated schedules with G4. Many times G4 is using both of the available gates. Not to mention how often they run out of parking space for passengers in the parking garag...Jump to post
She was on a connecting flight; meaning she was already on United or a Star Alliance member; they allowed her bag on the previous flight, why can it NOT be accommodated on that flight? She has a seat reserved on 1st class, which usually have more then enough bin space for all pax seating there; wha...Jump to post
Problem with LA is that a secondary airport like ONT won't ever stand-in for LAX based on its geography. Its one thing to serve ONT as another airport in the basin, but to make it your sole airport for LA would lock you out of the bulk of passengers and be too far away from where people want to vis...Jump to post
They tried various options like LGB and LAX had the best success. I've read before that ONT is expensive to operate out of. Why expensive? Because they built a terminal no one asked for? Higher landing fees and lease costs. I'm not sure why. I believe they are run by the same organization that runs...Jump to post
In Europe, it is a legal requirement to state the operator of the flight if the flight is operated by a subsidiary or lease. It is a legal requirement in the US too, but generally done when the ticket is purchased instead of before the flight. Although I have heard Allegiant gate agents make an ann...Jump to post
I assume the aircraft were just more examples of B737 that SWA already operate. In this case does it really require an FAA person's approval to put it into service??? Unbelievable! In Australia airlines "with the appropriate approval" can issue both a certificate of airworthiness and a ce...Jump to post
It is not a hull loss. The gear never even left pavement, the right main gear slid into a snow bank that was not cleared off the taxiway. A tug was used to move the aircraft out of the snowbank, and the aircraft was returned to the gate. The aircraft is ferrying out empty later today as flight 9301.Jump to post
I think they originally had ViaAir doing their ground handling and when ViaAir disappeared they had to move to Jetstream who also handles F9. From what I've seen, there are limited bilingual speakers at Jetstream in CLT. I'm sure they are working on adding more, but they were kinds thrown the ground...Jump to post
The FAA made a mistake, in my opinion, in allowing one type rating to cover the 20 and 30 series. A pilot can train and type on one, then fly the other without legally requiring additional training, and no additional certification, and that shoudln't be. The two are generally similar in systems, bu...Jump to post
We had a Lear 36 with -3 engines done via STC. It did perform slightly better, when it worked, but we had a lot of issues getting everything to work with the DEECS. I know the engine gauges had to be replaced and they modified some parts on the engine mount/pylon. Once the engine lease was up, it ma...Jump to post
True story: The fastest I have seen a plane boarded was in fact a Delta 757 flying MSP to SAN. First Class boarded before everyone else, of course, and then the elites... And then "those who will NOT be using the overhead bins may go first". Half the plane boarded, none of them with big c...Jump to post
Rdh3e wrote:The hold up is they still have not been certified for ETOPS. They apparently dramatically underestimated how long it would take when they announced their initial timeline.
MD-83 N878GA ferried from MSY to BHM a few minutes ago. https://flightaware.com/live/flight/N878GA Awww....that one was supposed to fly a rescue flight yesterday MSY-USA-MSY and it had a mx issue and a second rescue was sent from VPS instead. Sad it didn't get the one last revenue trip in before be...Jump to post
As others have said, it doesn't work. Sometimes when an airport has multiple terminals your boarding pass only works for the terminal at which your flight departs, it's not valid for other terminals. You'll simply be denied access. A couple of years ago at DFW I was on AA flying out of Terminal A b...Jump to post
As others have noted, this has nothing to do with hygiene. It is an issue where egine oil burnoff mixes with the bleed air and causes toxic fumes. It is often described as smelling like dirty socks, cheese, or wet dogs.Jump to post
At the airline I work for, we have a manual boarding process outlined in the case of a computer outage. If the system goes down, we generally tear the airport and web boarding passes in half, letting the passenger keep one side and we keep the other. For mobile passes we write down the seat number. ...Jump to post
Allegiant uses a base system they call AIS (Allegiant Information Systems). It is all web based and accessible from a browser. They've also built what they call G4+ on top of it that is a special web browser used to connect scanners, mag strip readers, printers, etc to AIS. It is fairly easy to use....Jump to post
727LOVER wrote:Gee...wish I had known this a few months ago
Flightaware says there are currently 2 MD-80s headed to PIE
AAY825 from DSM
AAY829 from GSP
Should she take more care with gate checks? Probably, but try bulk loading an A320 behind the cargo nets or even a long-bin MD-80 and you'll see luggage thrown and slid across the floor. It is just inevitable with the time crunch of a turn. Most ramp agents will take a little more care with stroller...Jump to post
I don't think anyone has crew bases in BNA. Maybe WN? Rumor is G4 might have BNA as a base sometime next year. I know PSA
Also, you generally don't get to choose your base as a new hire flight attendant. One will be assigned to you during training.
No hydraulics equals droop. After engine shut down it takes a bit for the hydraulic pressure to dissipate and the ailerons will sag. You see it on Big Boeings as well the inboard ailerons will sag after hydraulics are removed post engine shut down. APU does not supply hydraulic power. Only electric...Jump to post
You would fly from VOR to VOR, use LORAN, or use the INS/IRS.Jump to post
Blimpie wrote:I've seen the Alleigent Mad Dogs @HGR sit for less than 45 minutes before turn around which I found to be quite short.
VSMUT wrote:donnf wrote:One more thing, we dont use port and starboard in aviation. We use left and right. To avoid confusion (and I have a feeling that you might also have mixed them up) I suggest you do the same.
She did nothing wrong by bringing the apple. She just failed to declare it when asked. In my experience you have two chances, once on the declaration form or kiosk and then again at secondary when the officer will ask you verbally "do you have anything to declare" or "do you have any ...Jump to post