I just heard that the storm system is going to stall and linger for days. How bad would that be for the affected areas ? The continental shelf is shallow in the Carolinas so storm surge will be a major problem with a strong hurricane which has been strong for days by the time it reaches shore. Its ...Jump to post
I see the plane is already half way back to Dubai already. What kind of cleaning / disinfecting takes place onboard after an event like this? If the plane wasn't ground stopped for long, we can assume health officials ruled out things which would be really bad such as weaponized anthrax, ebola etc....Jump to post
It makes sense for them to adjust schedules to allow for connections. I never saw the wisdom of the timing of many flights restricting most traffic to o/d.
Any investments to improve facilities is a good thing.
AC doesnt fly YYC-IAH and YVR-SAN with CRJ-200s. CRJ705s or CRJ900s. Delta flew to Puerto Rico on CR7s not CRJ2s They’re showing as CRJ-900 for me in October. Also I don’t see why you’re so adamant about only talking about the -200? You’ve replied to at least three people saying this, including me ...Jump to post
So much hate on the CR2. I've never had an issue on them. Fly them regularly. Leg room is fine. I know! I was on one for a little over an hour this morning flying MCI-CVG and I only got a mild case of CRJ neck craning out the window. Great flight. I also don't get the hate for the California to DEN...Jump to post
STS has worked hard to get service to SLC on DL or DEN on UA. The eastbound service isn't great for east coast connections with a 4:30 p.m. DEN arrival time and the a/c choice isn't good at all but UA is so tight on E75/70s that all they had to use is the CRJ2. I hope advance bookings convince them ...Jump to post
It looks like the upcoming DEN-MRY and DEN-STS will be the world's longest CRJ2 routes....ack! West-bound to STS is blocked at 3h10m. Here's to wishing fervently for an upgauge to a E75 before long, at least out of STS :) https://flightaware.com/live/aircrafttype/CRJ2?;offset=0;sort=DESC;order=filed...Jump to post
Awesome to see Denver flights starting from STS.Jump to post
¿Which is the real range at maximun weight for BA with the B787-10?.....¿Can do LHR-LAX within restrictions? http://www.gcmap.com/mapui?P=LHR-LAX&MS=wls&DU=nm It's 4,741 nm for this route. Boeing claims a 6,430 nm range. I think there could be a penalty in winter westbound but I recall AA r...Jump to post
As long as folks think its a great deal, they will put up with the Spirit/RyanAir model. Folks will be pissed off but I doubt RyanAir would force women to check purses etc so are they limiting the size further to something that fits under your seat or?Jump to post
This highlights the fact UA is short mainline aircraft and they are refusing to bring small jet flying in-house so are scope choked on E75s. The CR2s frankly are not fun to fly but UA boxed itself in so 50 seaters are here to stay until they either add another narrow body type or bring the flying in...Jump to post
ldvaviation wrote:Atlantic Amethyst is an ugly color...
The rest of the palette is bland.
UA is just doing what the other legacy airlines are doing, squeezing every last dime out of folks by rendering window seats as "premium." It just means we all need to look at all of the fees added up for the seat we want to see which is a better deal or simply not care and eat the extra mo...Jump to post
The largest domestic operator, Horizon (QX) is in the process of phasing out the type in favor of E175s. I think the increased hours between checks will be good but I don't know if that will be enough to tip the balance back in the Q's favor. It's a staple for us here at STS and really opened up tra...Jump to post
Hehe, okay, I'll let you *not* realise that the MRY market is an affluent one and that people who can afford to would be willing to pay a premium to get access to the Denver hub to connect to all the ski areas of the Rocky Mountains for which service is offered by UA, No eye roll ;-) So these folks...Jump to post
Companies like Airbus have not finalized their plans regarding Brexit. Part of this is due to the fact there is so much uncertainty as to how it will unfold. Another is they have to decide if and if so, how much, to change their supply chain. Currently, supplies, parts and pieces flow between countr...Jump to post
They’re hangar queens. The reliability of the 757 and 767 fleet is not good. The 753 fleet is especially bad. 757s are having to go into lower utilization duty from everything I'm hearing. A great airframe when new. They age less gracefully than the 737NG as the NG was improved much more to help it...Jump to post
The problem UA faces with the 777HDs on our HNL-GUM-HNL route is weight restrictions caused by the increase in cargo, passengers and bags. Many days this flight has 500, 530, 600 bags and of those 500+ bags at least 200 or more are heavy, 50 or more are excessively heavy. There is no other flight i...Jump to post
CS500 wrote:That estimate is garbage with no actual information, its not even pretending to have inside sources...
While the carrot and stick example works quite often, I disagree that this approach will work necessarily in the current pilot contractual environment. the DL and other airlines can claim they will hold off, cancel or scale back on a/c purchase plans based on contract negotiations. However, the numb...Jump to post
The consumer is all powerful, but not organised, and prefers price over everything else. Eh, irrespective, not all the options on how to approach that choice are in the hands of the consumers - it's up to the airlines with regards to how to respond to it. (Irrespective of if I think seat pitch is b...Jump to post
Looks as though United are decreasing frequency between SFO-STS already... Are the yields really that bad?...or could this be in anticipation of an STS-DEN route? Could be either. They've been running 3x flights per day and the two times I've taken the early flight out and late flight back, they've...Jump to post
DL's 77Ls should be flying routes such as ... ATL-SIN, ATL-BKK, ATL-KUL And falling out of the sky or doing tech stops routinely, apparently. ATL is an IDIOTIC location for hubbing travel to SE Asia. Yet, when I flew MCI-ATL-ANC, DL had no problem flying me there. Yes, I know ANC is not SE Asia, ho...Jump to post
The pilots will not give UA scope relief. UA needs to introduce a new narrow body a/c type to allow additional 76 seat a/c. With the pilot shortage biting at the regionals and within five years, hitting the majors, pilots will work on bringing the 76 seat a/c in-house. This reality is the reason UA ...Jump to post
I think folks forget that the 359 and 789 are different airplanes, conceived for similar missions but with different goals. The 359 is bigger and though burns a bit more fuel, can carry more passengers and cargo than the 789. Looking at LR and ULR routes, a 30 passenger difference can make a big dif...Jump to post
Keep in mind that AA has a TON of debt. IIRC, its the highest debt amount among the big three and one of the highest of any airline in the world. Simplifying their fleet plan will cut maintenance, parts and training costs. Given we are likely coming to a point before long where there is a slow down ...Jump to post
Don't forget that Oakland, just across the bay, also sees service to a good number of European destinations. It may not be the same airport, but it's certainly within the same catchment area and therefor these flights do compete with the flights out of San Francisco. In the opening post Barcelona, ...Jump to post
SFO-Asia is really pushing the 767 so UA just sent 747/777s there since they had sufficient range and passenger capacity. SFO-NRT is only ~10h westbound and ~8h eastbound. DL used a 763 on SFO-NRT. If you look at the payload-range for the 763ER (page 50) (http://www.boeing.com/resources/boeingdotco...Jump to post
I'm not sure what the logic is to the notion UA won't take the 350 when they increased the order for the 359 only a few months ago. the logic is that the modification (30 A35J to 40 A359) was actually a stall tactic by UA while they sort out how they can cancel the RR engine order for the A350. UA ...Jump to post
This is a poor deal for the US3. A huge win for EK and EY. Financial reportings show nothing of the underlining subsidies such as fuel purchase cost, government-purchased travel. The US should have reduced bilateral flights to 5 per day. That is more than plenty for the small nation that is the UAE...Jump to post
Having a common type rating doesn’t mean the airline will automatically use the same crew as the A350 (DL, for example, doesn’t). Also UA doesn’t have A350s in the fleet now, they won’t be on property until 2022. So UA would still have to develop a A330 training program. And the fact that A320->A33...Jump to post
Airbus needs this order, they need united to test the mighty a330, i bet they will pitch it at a low price to get a deal United is not touching the A330. The only aircraft from Airbus that has a chance is the A321 I think that sentiment is a tad strong. The 787 has the inside track but in looking a...Jump to post
I sense a riot in the UA first class cabins! Seriously though, this kind of cheap skate stuff won't sit well with the folks who pay $$ or for frequent fliers who could obtain status on a competing carrier and enjoy better service on the route. I didn't realize EWR-HNL had no meal service. Its a long...Jump to post
I think we will have an order coming from them in the next year, two max. While I think the 778/779 has the inside track, the fact they now are using 789s could signal an intent to increase frequency instead of the size of the aircraft.Jump to post
What does Airbus do to the A350-900 to make it ULH? And if United asked for (pretend) 6 frames to be ULH, is it then really stupid to use it on a regular long haul if the ULH route doesn’t work out? Pretty much the same thing that any other ULH aircraft does.. Add fuel. And yes, it would be a bit s...Jump to post
STS folks have hoped for a return to LAS though year-round. If this does well enough, it might encourage AS to go back to this market assuming they can free up a/c. It looks like this will be on the a/c inbound from MSP to STS. The route then reverses to LAS-STS-MSP for the plane on Sundays.Jump to post
San Jose (SJC) is not far from SFO which has a huge number of international flights and very competitive pricing. In theory, the area around SJC is loaded with $$ due to the Silicon Valley but those companies may be under contract with another carrier out of SFO for example and even rich folk love a...Jump to post
Those of you that think scope is going to be relaxed at the Big 3 have not paid attention to the contracts of late, the negotiations or the current market for pilots. There is a reason the lid is set at 76 seats/86,000 pounds, its called SCOPE CHOKE. The pilots want those planes flown at the main li...Jump to post
A little news for STS that might have been covered already but this was the first I hear of it. From the Red Baron newsletter, May 20th SAN-STS goes E175 and July 18 one PDX-STS goes E175. Yes, I reported the u/g of the route to a jet a while back on a few different threads. And the hope is to see ...Jump to post
audidudi wrote:Anyone know why this B744 flight took place yesterday?
TWA772LR wrote:It's the end of an era. Seeing a KLM 744 fly over my house and elementary/middle/high school always made my day.
Gotta pour one out for the homies now.
It will be a tough sell to lift curfews at FRA unless/until aircraft become so quiet that most folks can't hear them pass overhead. We aren't there yet. FRA has four runways and it "might" be possible to add more to the south (on the opposite side of the airport from the terminals) but giv...Jump to post