I'm really glad to hear Airtran is getting these 717's. Before this announcement, they were replacing one DC-9 about every month, with about 30 DC-9's left in the fleet (per Bill Harms web site). I've never flown Airtran. The biggest reason is because of those old DC-9's. I love the DC-9. I just hav...Jump to post
I've also seen the Ryan Air with Fleur de Lis tail at BUF. I've also seen two identical unmarked 732's parked at Prior Avaition. Their bodies are cream or off-white and they have the some color on the tail. I recall brown and burnt orange (earth tones). There may have been a brown stripe along the f...Jump to post
I've flown both ERJ and CRJ this year. My vote goes to the ERJ. Here's why: ERJ offers 1-abreast seating on one side of the aisle. I found that much more comfortable than my window seat on the CRJ. Also, the windows on the CRJ are too low to look out comfortably. By the way, I'm 6'2" and had no issu...Jump to post
I've flown to and from Hanscom Field on Shuttle America. It is a much needed alternative to Logan's traffic and location. I was just reading the history of Hanscon Field. http://www.hanscom.af.mil/Default.asp It turns out this land was intended to be an auxiliary airport when it was purchased by the...Jump to post
I have been wondering why the big difference in landing gear length between the 737 series and the A319/320/321 series. The 737's are much closer to the ground. Is this an advantage for this plane?
Sorry if this has been asked before. I tried searching for it.
Since United has some damaged aircraft due to the hail storm at DIA, how will they replace aircraft in the short term? The article in USA Today mentions they will have some aircraft out of service for two weeks. Does anybody know if they will un-retire any mothballed planes from storage; maybe some ...Jump to post
There is a news release on the Shuttleamerica.com web site. I don't think they are getting rid of any Dash-8's. They claim to be adding regional jet service for some routes. They filed chapter 11 as protection while they finance the new jets. I don't know what kind of regional jets they are adding, ...Jump to post
An AA MD-80 pilot once told me that none are dangerous. Shorter runways, like Orange County are more difficult.Jump to post
FlagshipAZ- Your bio mentions you can get plane reg. numbers. Can you get me the reg number of the AA DC-10-30 that flew June 21, 2000 from HNL to ORD? I was on this flight. It flew for one hour and then had to return to HNL due to electrical problems. It took 4 hours to fix before we took off again...Jump to post
I will be flying some long flights on Southwest next week (BUF-PHX 5 hours). I'll be on a 737-700. Does Southwest remove the window seat near the emergency exits on these planes? Is it worth getting to the airport early to get a low boarding number? Also, what about 737-500? Thanks very much in adva...Jump to post
I believe there was an ATR crash due to ice build-up on the wings. I can't recall all the details. I think ATR's had a problem with balloon ice breakers in the wings. As a result, many airlines don't fly ATR's into snowy airports. Maybe this problem has been fixed. However, I don't see many at BUF. ...Jump to post
I saw some discussion that AA would get some 757's, F100's, and MD-80's from US (UA) as part of the merger between UA and US. Wouldn't it make sense for UA to give up all the US MD-80's and F100's first, since they are not part of the UA fleet currently? Which jets will go to DCAir? Are the US DC-9 ...Jump to post