The terminal is going to be able to park 96 narrow bodies at the same time, but that number is reduced when wide bodies are used due to the use of Multiple Apron Ramp System (MARS) gates. Every fixed bridge (the "blobs" that protrude from the terminal) has 2 jet bridges which can be used ...Jump to post
Perhaps it is time that we finally accept what history and psychology tell us passengers will do in emergencies, and start certifying aircraft exits to account for a certain percentage of passengers taking cabin baggage with them during evacuations.Jump to post
WestJet confuses me. They expect me to pay the same amount as AC, or planes that are inferior (no widebody transcon service, no proper business class, no built-in IFE, etc.), Seeing that a very small percentage of ACs Trans Con flights are wide body, thats really not much of a point IMHO. Personall...Jump to post
With A321 NEO they can serve half of Europe from Toronto and half of S. America and almost all of Europe except Greece from Montreal Beyond the Caribbean, I don’t know how much of a market the A321LR would have to South America for Air Transat. Colombia, Peru etc all have significant cargo demand. ...Jump to post
embraer420 wrote:Aren't WestJet an LCC themselves? Why did they launch Swoop?
Right now in the SYD area, the average temps are in the upper 60Fs in the daytime and in the morning in the 50Fs. I see people bundled up like they are in Chicago in January, while I am wearing a long sleeve shirt. People in this area of the world do not know how to handle temp changes without over...Jump to post
gregorous wrote:Bumping an old thread to note that the NTSB released video of the incident. To my eye, it was really close...
Thanks, Waterbomber. I took so much abuse over the ladder truck suggestion that I was beginning to think I was crazy. The sad part is the dispatcher's story of how it took an hour for rescuers to get onto "his" aircraft because of the ten-foot gap between the jetbridge edge and the open L...Jump to post
That being said, even if a medical professional was called, its well documented that medical professionals do not take African American's complaints as seriously as white american's complaints. From https://www.americanbar.org/publications/human_rights_magazine_home/human_rights_vol36_2009/fall2009...Jump to post
wjcandee - I appreciate your kind words - and of course, my OMA example was extreme. Certainly an emergency wouldn't require that amount of time, but it serves to illustrate an important point - offline diversions are very complex, especially one involving an aircraft not normally handled. No one p...Jump to post
Actually it's been my experience that aircraft on final are noisier. engines at 50-60% plus lots of noise from the flaps/slats. While engine power is higher on climb there is less air frame noise and they climb quickly, vs fly slowly which increases the duration of the exposure.Jump to post
Great! Shut down YUL and have everyone have to drive to YOW instead. Then YOW can have lots of international service. Seriously though, what do they reasonably think will happen? Only have the airport open from 1030-1430?Jump to post
Is DXB-YYZ really only 3x/week? I would have figured there would be a larger demand. There is. If it were up to EK they would serve YYZ daily, as well as YUL and YVR. The Canadian government won't allow it, BECAUSE NOT ENOUGH CANADIANS WANT TO GO TO DUBAI as required by Canadian Bi-laterals without...Jump to post
They have absolutely no name recognition outside of Canada, and if they plan on being a flag carrier, it might be a good idea. I will wait and see.
And hopefully a new name too. "WestJet" sounds far too regional, and has its roots in its founding as a smallish west-based carrier. With the global reach of the 789s, I don't feel it's an appropriate name any longer. That is as ludicrous as suggesting Norweigan should change their name b...Jump to post
Don't use your time in Florida checking out beaches and drinking. Any time you are not in the class you should be in your room studying. Don't wash out because you didn't take it seriously. It's very tempting to enjoy Florida while you are there (so I have heard.)Jump to post
But those WestJet tails really bother me to the point that I would try to avoid using them. The weird jagged angle and all that teal is really pretty awful, again IMHO. Look forward to seeing what they come up with!! Made no sense to me either until I realized that it was a snow capped mountain und...Jump to post
You did the right thing. Bringing up a possible safety concern is perfectly acceptable, and once the FA's confirmed it was fine you sat down. Sounds like the right thing to me.Jump to post
LAX is literally 1000 miles farther from KEF then ANC. So I assume the A321neo can do ANC-KEF. LAX-KEF is 4314 miles ANC-KEF is 3384 miles KEF-ANC requires an A321neo with ETOPS... Why? KEF/SFJ/YFB/YRT/YZF/YXY would all be 60 min airports, if your ops spec even requires them in Canadian Domestic ai...Jump to post
Cadet985 wrote:Does the FAA limit dispatchers’ hours like they do pilots, or is that a union thing?
The Canadian training doesn't involve much math. Simple addition and subtraction. I work at a major airline and we don't do manual calculations or train for it anymore, everything is done by computer. I am also terrible at math, and have no difficulty. In Canada you are able to self train, so I grab...Jump to post
I don't doubt they made money, but going TATL to London summer seasonal is hardly impressive. Any organized carrier with a half decent business model can make money going into these markets in the summer. But the Canadian dilemma persist...with an expanded widebody fleet, where do you fly these air...Jump to post
American 767 wrote:Polot wrote:BlueSky1976 wrote:So, no more passenger 747s in the US?
Atlas Air still has a couple.
Atlas Air is a Cargo airline.
Maho Beach Cam appears to have broken.Jump to post
Below is the NOAA Forecaster discussion. FWIW in my experience the forecaster (Berg) is pretty much spot on most of the time. ZCZC MIATCDAT4 ALL TTAA00 KNHC DDHHMM Hurricane Harvey Discussion Number 18 NWS National Hurricane Center Miami FL AL092017 400 PM CDT Thu Aug 24 2017 Since the issuance of t...Jump to post
http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/ottawa/air-transat-ottawa-planes-parked-hours-delay-1.4230048 Passengers on two Air Transat flights were stuck on planes at the Ottawa airport for hours on Monday after being diverted due to stormy weather, and at least two of them called 911. Air Transat Flight 157 fro...Jump to post
NDiesel wrote:I thought it was worth mentioning the beginning of a new era with scheduled 737s going across the North Atlantic too on a regular basis.
I think Transport Canada would be the governing body here, as it would be operating under Flair Air's Operating Certificate. This fuel practise has been used in the past by charter airlines when they stretch the capabilities of the airplane. I recall several incidents in the past by Sunwing, and Ro...Jump to post
If they are filing a flight plan with ATC that the aircraft is incapable of performing then that IS a big deal because they are using an illegal flight plan. You can't issue a flight plan that is invalid. I'm not talking about re-dispatching enroute, because that is the opposite of what the article ...Jump to post
This is super old news. It was announced by WS months ago. Surprising that its being picked up by the CBC just now.Jump to post
This is addressed in the report. Nav Canada would install one, but no one (airport or airlines) wanted to pay for it since it would only lead to a .75% improvement in successful landings compared to the RNP/RNAV approaches. When the visibility is poor the winds are usually from the south and west in...Jump to post
Cyow wrote:I'm not a pilot but my question is this: the landing took place in a snow storm and on approach YHZ tower said visibility was 1/2 mile. Since YHZ is a Cat II airport, why didn't they just do an ILS landing for good measure?