It was explained that it was hit by a baggage tug 3 weeks ago, employee was texting and driving. Damage was more extensive than expected (fuel and hydraulic lines) and was bought by DL's insurance company. Both engines currently removed. Sounds like a write-off. This info is from an ATL airport man...Jump to post
I doubt the folks at GE Capital care too much about the type of engines an aircraft has... They’re investment guys making money for their business unit and obviously they thought the terms of this deal were good for them. Good luck to Mr. Neeleman on this venture, it’s always fun to watch someone t...Jump to post
During the Council budget hearing last week, the airport director was saying that if he had his current information when he created the budget proposal a few months ago that he would have budgeted even higher growth. Basically hinting something may be in discussion with at least one airline. I real...Jump to post
lightsaber wrote:Folks, please read the forum rules. It is the sticky post at the start of the forums.
Do not discuss other users.
It even points out not to be pedantic on gramer.
So I guess that makes DL TraderJoe's or WholeFoods. And AA is Aldi? AA is more like the corner bodega with expired fruit/meat and super-high prices if that corner bodega were a nationwide chain. So far we have: WN - Target (not Super Target) DL - Whole Foods AA - Corner Bodega ( with stale food and...Jump to post
Austin had a ton of diversions today from DFW/DAL. Most notable were an AA 772, AA MD80 and an SQ 744. I saw an AA 772 at, I believe, gate 2, a DL gate, yesterday (Monday) morning. DFW had storms again the evening prior. Nice eye candy, since the BA and LH jumbos don't visit AUS until the late afte...Jump to post
Source? I can't seem to recall the last time a plane crashed into a Manhattan building since 9/11. Google is your friend. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2006_New_York_City_plane_crash I googled before I posted the message and all I could find was the AA flight to Santo Domingo that crashed in Queens...Jump to post
CLJFlyer wrote:Aesma wrote:Airplanes have crashed into Manhattan buildings before and since 9/11.
Source? I can't seem to recall the last time a plane crashed into a Manhattan building since 9/11.
Sadly, there is a reason I have the 'mcdu' bozo blocked. I never said 'All' Hawaiians. The words 'All', 'Never', 'Always' and the like are rarely accurate. The couple I spoke with travel frequently and shared their views with me, that's all. All I'm saying is that it's clear that the folks in Hawai...Jump to post
Even with all this growth, we can totally get by with just three new gates for the foreseeable future, which won't be ready until at least 2021, and which may or may not have a secure customs walkway so that the gate area(s) don't have to be completely cleared when an int'l flight arrives. :roll: T...Jump to post
The City Council will review the new fiscal year budget for the airport on Monday. In the budget, FAT estimates in fiscal year 2020 it will handle 2,033,600 passengers. Fiscal year 2019 ending on June 30 is projected by the airport to see 1,888,200 passengers. So an estimated 7.7% growth for FY2020...Jump to post
The BIG question mark - and I'm sure the dealbreaker, unless I'm corrected by someone on here - is whether or not the I.E. demographics can support and sustain Hawaiian service from ONT. The IE sends a large number of visitors to Hawaii. From the Hawaii 2017 Visitor Statistics, table #19 (2018 has ...Jump to post
There isn't a snowflake let alone a snowball in hell chance of ever seeing a 737-300 flying for Southwest again. Not a single pilot at WN can even fly them anymore and the time it would take a train an even relatively small group would probably take longer than the remainder of the grounding. Not to...Jump to post
No way Addison has capacity for even 25 more jets being stationed there. Alliance Fort Worth would be my bet, or something south of town. Love field is still the ideal business jet airport tho, for downtown dallas. Just got out of Addison this afternoon, great business airport. Seemed a little too ...Jump to post
It's only a 757 so not too difficult for DCA. What do you mean "757 so not too difficult". DCA is very easy for 757s. Won't even be breathing hard when it rotates. That could refer to the landing. The pilot botched the initial approach and had to go around before finally landing. If you a...Jump to post
Wider seats, bigger bins, bigger windows, better AVOD? wider seats, more pitch, better AVOD are already on the entire B6 fleet. Let's not overstate DL A220-100 here. It's a good y seat domestically, but those 36 inch FC seat is pretty uninspiring. Don't forget the extensive frequent delays on B6 An...Jump to post
Drove out to see it on the ramp and ran into the BA Manager. Said it was a maintenance issue from yesterday. Any updates? I saw her still there at 11:30p local time last night (Monday 27 May). While it was dark, it was fairly apparent that the flaps were fully extended, suggesting an issue with the...Jump to post
Looks like the Landor 747 is broken (or diverted?) in AUS. It's sitting up on the north cargo ramp, in a good spot to get pictures through the fence. Saw it on my way home and had to make a quick diversion to see it. I definitely haven't followed it religiously, but it's the first time I've seen it...Jump to post
It will never happen, but I'd love to see a route from Wenatchee to Fresno, so people could go from EAT to FAT. Good one. When I start reading Wenatchee to Fresno I thought you were going to imply that there are a lot of people traveling from Central Washington to California, or possibly use Fresno...Jump to post
Armodeen wrote:Can’t wait to fly on a BBC-195 next month
Do they not think about how it sounds before they implement these things?
You are right that I am proud the USA has the best aviation safety record in the world. I eagerly await a reference for this. With the amount of flights in the US, and not 1 pax fatality due to a crash in past decade, it is rather evident. Well there was exactly 1 on WN1380. But that's the only one...Jump to post
I wonder if AA will delay their retirement until the MAX issue is resolved. They said that's not going to happen. And it seems that EIS aanouncement is immenent with the FAA meeting with high level folks in the DFW area. There's also a scheduled meeting in Canada with airline executives. Shouldn't ...Jump to post
Could be seen as a better alternative to MCO. Having flown out of there recently, it's almost worth flying into TPA and driving in vs dealing with that mess. Some really good marketing could make this work. Even the thought of not having to pay the stupid tolls to/from Disney could make it worth it....Jump to post
Looks like FAT-ORD goes from A319 to E75L. That's quite a haul in an E75L.
But once again FAT loses mainline UA. Hopefully that changes again soon.
rajincajun01 wrote:AUS got its first A220 with DL diverting its LGA-DFW.
I would be highly intrigued how Delta would react if Southwest reinstates the former Airtran route PNS-ATL. Ticket prices jumped considerably on the ATL-PNS route once Airtran was bought out. All of those panhandle markets are ridiculously overpriced on DL to ATL. But unfortunately it doesn't make ...Jump to post
WN got entry to EWR when UA/CO merged and they were forced to give up slots. They took over legacy UAL gate in A-1 (which up until the mid-2000s UA took up the entire satellite.) Was EWR slot controlled then? Yes, EWR was slot-controlled until April 2016. BTW, one of the reason that WN bought FL, o...Jump to post
As a soon to be former CSA at WN, the MAX grounding is killing us (non mechanics) the most. The bad timing with Spring Break made it even harder with all flights at my station being full. My Cohearts fought valiantly and with Spring Break all but over the light at the end of the tunnel can be seen....Jump to post
Ezra wrote:Does Terminal 0 mean that In-n-Out would have to close?
BNA/STL at close to 200 daily departures isn't far fetched. I just don't think ATL will be a long term thing for them. They'll probably cut Atlanta down to the WN basics like LAS/PHX, Florida, and MDW/BWI, e.t.c. Nah man, those ATL gates are worth a lot. ATL may not be their best station but it's n...Jump to post