N766UA wrote:Dude, seriously, enough of these threads.
If the window developed a hole and broke out you can be sucked out. It happened on a BA flight 5390 and a Sichuan also. Other crew members held on to them. BA5390 was due to improperly sized screws being used to hold the windshield in place. It was NOT caused by a hole in the windshield like you ar...Jump to post
Anyone know what was the total flight time from Vienna? FYI, FlightAware is a pretty good resource for this kind of stuff. For example, this is the aircraft that operated the flight on Jan 2/3: https://flightaware.com/live/flight/OELPB The entire journey, VIE-GIG-USH, was approximately 17hrs9m of f...Jump to post
This design will have an issue common to all high-wing passenger aircraft: where do you store carry-ons for passengers sitting directly under the wing box? Also, for a narrowbody, how do you ensure there is enough headroom in the aisle under the wing box for passengers to walk safely? I suggest Boe...Jump to post
There are rumours swirling of Q400's by mid-year, plus the introduction (or rather, RE-introduction - hint, hint) of Ejets at one of the regional airlines. This has got me intrigued. All I can think of is Cobham. Don't forget how it worked out for Jetgo.. But seriously would be amazed if VA picked ...Jump to post
Is “The Spirit of Canada” and the proudly Canadian flag new with 787 or do they use it in all their marketing? I like those additions to the livery. The flag and slogan are both part of the new livery and also feature on the 737 MAX. The other side of the aircraft has the slogan in French ("L'...Jump to post
The title might need a little tweak, as obviously PA103 was in 1988 (as per your post, 30yrs ago), not 1998.Jump to post
Disaster of a airlines, 34 planes grounded at the same time makes one think their is some serious oversight taking place . And all Boeing 737s . How is this airline even running with so many problems ? Such a stupid and ill-informed comment from someone who knows nothing about airlines in America. ...Jump to post
As soon as I saw the title, I thought "I bet it will be an AirlineRatings.com link"... The founder of that site - Geoffrey Thomas - is touted as an Australian "aviation professional" but is nothing more than a glorified enthusiast. 7 West Media loves to parade him around in our n...Jump to post
Tn55337 wrote:I see a lot op people speculateing it could be poor mantnance. Would there even have been any mantnance done on a 3 month old plane?
The FA let his horniness overpower his senses. One would think the older and more mature Austin would of done a little to protect him like advise him to hide his badge and maybe put a blindfold on him or something to hide his identity. How could Austin not know that he was 100 percent getting him f...Jump to post
EA CO AS wrote:September11 wrote:First MD-83 was built in 1999
Take about 15-16 years off that and you'd be in the ballpark.
So, are you saying that hotel employees should spend their nights in the highest tier suites instead of valued ( possibly upgraded) guests? Hotel employees typically aren't 5,000 miles from home. And aren't solely responsible for the safety of hundreds of people at a time, thus requiring adequate f...Jump to post
There's also this photo of it on the assembly line (behind one in the current EY livery)
https://twitter.com/AVgeeksTahiti/statu ... 3606995968
Notice that the picture looks pixelated as hell. Sorry to break it to you but this is a fake photo... It doesn't look so much pixelated, rather it looks over-sharpened (maybe from digital zoom or cropping). The same effect is visible around the wing/fuselage, which is an area that wouldn't need to ...Jump to post
I believe the next retirement is an ER either -OEI or OEJ -OEI was the first 747 I ever flew on, in 2013, and as luck would have it also operated my QF580 PER-SYD this past Friday. It's in major need of some TLC, but I loved every minute of my flight on the old girl. (annoyingly, my return on 583 w...Jump to post
They musn’t have originally planned on keeping OEB this long though as surely it would’ve been refurbished like the others. OEB had her first class seats refreshed just last year. My understanding is she is QF's aircraft of choice for the Captain's Choice tours. Sure, it still has a different confi...Jump to post
Currently being discussed here:
Qantas is under fire for removing music from 717's and 737's on domestic flights, is this really a big deal when pretty much most people carry around a smart phone or tablet for this sort of thing now? https://www.airlineratings.com/news/qantas-axes-music-domestic-flights/ Add the domestic A330s as...Jump to post
The title needs to be updated. The code for Melbourne, FL is MLB. MEL is Melbourne, Australia.Jump to post
Does anyone know if there are any more 747s scheduled to fly between Perth & Sydney (particularly on the 27th & 1st) ? There are definitely future services, as I am due to fly the 747 to/from SYD on the 21st and 23rd of this month. A quick browse on the QF site shows me that QF580 and 568 P...Jump to post
OlafW wrote:Where does the first part of the video come from? Is it completely photoshopped or is there some real stuff behind it?
TreyClarkPowell wrote:N835VA (VX Name "Arnold") is now out of the paint shop and flying under AS colors.
If it were up to me, I'd divert to DXB or SIN and offload the passenger. Then you have a plane and crew out of position and without enough hours to get to Heathrow, and no 787 crews at DXB as that's an A388 station (if DXB). Thus the decision was made to return to PER, which is also likely closer t...Jump to post
Look at the -# Boeing designated it as NW not DL. -451 is NW not DL. Which designates that NW as the original customer. It doesn't mean it remains a NW plane for the entirety of its existence. Qantas has operated an ex-Asiana 747-400 (VH-OEB) for nearly 20 years. It is thus a 747-48E (Asiana), rath...Jump to post
janders wrote:The A220 order book has long been full of these questionable orders.
Others that are certainly in doubt are Iraq, GulfAir, Odyssey, Privatair, Republic, Ilyushin, Redwings, Porter, etc..
When I was searching flights between PVG and NRT a couple weeks ago (for early next year), I was pleasantly surprised to see KE offering the CSeries/A220 on the PUS-NRT route. Obviously I booked the flight to give the bird a try...Jump to post
https://www.aviationpros.com/press_release/12428071/swissport-air-new-zealand-partner-in-australia So NZ has dumped QF as the ground handling agent in Australia. Or was QF before the current one? Apparently the QF/NZ codeshare relationship has done nothing other than pissing off VA. Not 100% certai...Jump to post
So America West and US Airways merged in 2005. At that time US Airways was worse off as they were in bankruptcy, but Am West was struggling. Am West was looking at merging with a few different carriers but this was NOT the merger with AA. with the merger US Airways was able to come out of BK we too...Jump to post
I was serious. Wasn’t the barrel roll Plane one of the only in new paint? I think you'll find it was the only one in the new paint at SEA that day. As in, there are others, but they were all flying/at other airports at the time of the incident. Obviously there's no way it's the same aircraft since ...Jump to post
log0008 wrote:One of the big reason QF favor the 717 and F100 is the rear mounted engine much better for short field departures on unsealed or low quality runways seen at mine sites. Wing Mounted engines are much more likely in ingest stones etc.
727LOVER wrote:Didn't this happen about a week ago, also???
gunnerman wrote:The cabin crew will try and get the body into a seat in an empty row or in a premium cabin, and cover the body with a blanket.
But the isn't the 767 part of the same generation of aircraft as the DC-8? It certainly doesn't fit the definition of modern since it came out WAAYYY before 1988. 1 - there's almost a quarter of a century separating the first flight of the DC-8 and 767. 2 - your comment is written is if aircraft ar...Jump to post
You can't use the bathroom during refuelling? I didn't know that As crew myself, passengers are allowed to use the toilet during all phases of the flight (obviously not take off and landing)... So I find this strange and have never heard of an airline that does this. I'm cabin crew in Australia, an...Jump to post
I also thought there is supposed to be rules on keeping bug off planes so not to cause health problems or enter other countries. Well, yes. There are strict disinsection procedures that airlines are required to undertake when flying internationally. On the other hand - and sorry to start it in the ...Jump to post
IFlyVeryLittle wrote:Did I spy a reverser on the no. 2 engine? Or is that just a video shadow or something?
While I don`t like the color (but may be some white balance issue), I think this is a clever move by HiFly. As this bird will probably serve several operators, it is neutral (can`t see any reference to HiFly ) without being boring-white. I think it would feel strange for me boarding a white plane. ...Jump to post
If the op had read any of the C series threads about Airbus buying into the program he/she would have already known the answer. So many extraneous threads started because people are too lazy to read related threads. And so many people that aren't reading things properly or misinterpreting it. The a...Jump to post
Just booked a return ticket on AF to CDG in Economy from JFK (this is for 2019). I have the option to sit in row 11 (A or F seat) which has no seat in front, and a window (unlike row 10, I believe) and these seats have more legroom. Believe the A380 does not have the latest AF cabin among other thi...Jump to post
Themotionman wrote:So after CUN and LAS go VS will be left with Antigua, Barbados, Grenada, Havana, Las Vegas, Montego Bay, Orlando, Saint Lucia, Tobago