My error, yes, Angouleme is in the former region of Poitou-Charente. The premise of my rant stays the same, just replace one french Region for another. It was likely Segolene Royal hereself, as head of the Region during those years, who directly "negotiated" with FR for flights to her slee...Jump to post
Knowing something of how the tentacular French government works, this was likely the "Regional" governing board that whined to the EU. The Region of Aquitaine was looking for some FR flights for their anglophone customers and a lifeline for a podunk airport. Why did they agree to a subsidy...Jump to post
Been there, been warned of that.
N212R asked if there is such a thing as an auditive dissonance. Duh. Never too proud to ask a reductive question. Somewhat easier to spot a supercilious response. You meant people that percieved it as a dissonance has a cognitive dissonance regarding sound? You could not be more wrong, as the defin...Jump to post
The more comfortable humans are, the more likely they are to complain about anything and everything. For this to be anything close to correct, its converse axiom would need to be true. The less comfortable humans are, the less likely they are to complain.... We know this isn't the case. With a post...Jump to post
The C-Series is clearly the quietest plane around ZRH and a joy to (not) hear except the described 'howl' when the engines spool up, during taxi and takeoff. Depending on wind you hear the howl across the entire city named Kloten. Is there such a thing as auditory dissonance? I somewhat understand ...Jump to post
Picking DC area makes no sense unless Amazon wants to be the 'shopping center' for the Government. I saw recently that they would love to be the Cloud for the US Government, among other things. Maybe their HQ2 is the campaign office for the 20% of the economy Amazon has not invaded. The megalomania...Jump to post
lightsaber wrote:I do not expect a top off until after the first c-check. If before, DL will be buying at heavy discount.
SCQ83 wrote:When will be the time that Iranian carriers will be fully banned from the free world?
Mythic Pacific NW aviation figures: D B Cooper, The Bare Foot Bandit, and what will we call this? The three share a certain lack of malice, no collateral injuries or deaths. Criminal behavior, an odd resistance against the system (ineffective of course), but in all three an adventuresome story line...Jump to post
acjbbj wrote:Considering that DL hasn't been in the headlines that much compared to UA or AA...
I would suggest that the lessons learned from initial production of a new product have value... I once built a Rube Goldberg contraption from $100 worth of PVC piping and discarded metal. My world's best mouse trap ultimately turned out to be an exercise in futility. I learned that I had $100 less ...Jump to post
So program for cost accounting has absolute nothing to do with normal capitalising. you will find no other example anywhere that allows you to capitalise plain production cost, at the point were the revenue for that item, that were produced with that cost, is realised. But it must be true, he learn...Jump to post
What you consistently refuse to acknowledge is that no one involved cares. That part of the equation is easily enough understood. There is no sentiment in money. There is only the pathological impulsion to create the appearance of having it. The money "makers" exist in their closed-loop w...Jump to post
32andBelow wrote:Crazy that everyone who says anc couldn’t pull off a japan flight now think a China flight can work. I see many less Chinese tourists here in Alaska than Jalenese or
I think the next engines will be better, but how to sustain the knowledge base? Knowledge is becoming an increasingly rare commodity in this fragmented world of beguiling bits and bites. Tell someone that they have the entire world of "knowledge" at their fingertips and watch them begin t...Jump to post
I remember reading some posts on here a few years ago that hyped up USA-Cuba opening up as the next big coming in the airline industry. Man were those comments full of hot air looking back at it... I believe it was President Hope and Change who got that ball rolling. Another nail in the Obama forei...Jump to post
MCIRNO wrote:As an example, the NIMBYs currently are trying to ban ~1,800 vacation rental homes, just in the south shore.
Back in the late 70s and early 80s the only way to get from Southern California to South Lake Tahoe in under 12 plus hour drive was by hoping one of a the few available flights from operators, like Air Cal, PSA, Hughes Air west. Golden West Airlines to name a few others who would eventually abandon...Jump to post
Fare paying passengers are not going to be accepting of fuel stops that even in the slickest of hands will add 90 mins to an already long trip. If this situation carries on for more than a week it's a PR disaster for the company which not even a new safety video or internet survey will fix (they're...Jump to post
A meaningless list of "insider" encomiums such as magazines love to invent. It's all of a back-slapping, public relations piece. Akin to Variety magazine naming one of the movie studio heads World's Greatest -------- .Jump to post
Fantastic trip report...detailed, balanced, informative, entertaining, depaysant and more. Olbia is now on my list of destinations!Jump to post
But the main reason is location to the political center of power in DC. Amazon has potential antitrust concerns and they have recently hired s bunch of lobbyists. General dynamics moved to NOVA for the same reason. Be close to the power and money. That sounds just about in Bezos' wandering-eyed, me...Jump to post
Jim, in EK circles it’s called active storage and as I’ve pointed out on previous threads the 380 Fleet is working to capacity at the moment due to it being less costly to “actively store” 777s rather than the 380s. Make no mistake, this is all about crew shortages particularly Captains on the 380,...Jump to post
The Saga is over DY will resume regular operations at EWR tomorrow 3/20 Wishful thinking doesn't make it so. The unanswered questions remain. DY has been flying into EWR for months. Why have they been doing so on a supposedly "accidentally" submitted OpSpec? Why were none of the parties i...Jump to post
The Cancellations are due to no landing rights being established at the beginning of their operations. Only discovered after internal audit of CBP and Port Authority. All passengers from EWR are being Bussed over to JFK The Cancellations are due to internal Norwegian "regulatory issues" w...Jump to post
Over the last few years, these types of approaches have gone the way of the Dodo in the industry. They are considered unnecessarily risky and are gradually being replaced by RNAV visual approaches (these are still visuals that provide vertical and lateral guidance) It is not surprising that a new a...Jump to post
Which is of course ridiculous, as the same carrier would then whine when the opposite starts happening, and competitors fly widebodies with capacity-dumped fare, to reduce the seat cost. Who says the opposite is going to start happening anytime soon? In their haste to monetize the ridiculous hype a...Jump to post
P&W is further addressing the problem by applying a coating to some engine blades and strengthening the engine's third and fourth shaft bearings to prevent the harmonic vibration, Bromberg says. "Then ultimately we are going to put coating on some of the blades that will improve the sealin...Jump to post
StTim wrote:I really am not sure what you are implying.
My question: How on earth did this engine get ETOPS certified with its downright lousy reliability? Allowing the PW1100G to fly ETOPS routes is just asking for 200 some odd people to go down over the ocean. Taking risks is one thing, but the PW1100G having ETOPS certification is playing with fire. ...Jump to post
ual763 wrote:Unfortunately, another setback for Airbus and Pratt&Whitney. They just can't seem to catch a break it seems.
Which basically says what about the design, manufacturing and implementation process for this engine? Not much at all, this is the normal process where defects are reported, analysis made, and solution sought. It does not impact all aircraft or all engines. Thank you for that succinct definition of...Jump to post
Super80Fan wrote:then the People's Republic of Washington can see what a failure this is.
It's amusing that you think Amazon somehow needs the PR created by this search for HQ2, Amazon is a household name, they don't need to desperately search for ways to get their name known around the country. You think Amazon, who basically owns e-comerce, has nothing better to do, then to randomly c...Jump to post
Cue "Ode to Joy", the Whale jet has breached.Jump to post
At SFO, it is amazingly easy to mistake one runway for the other if you are not 100% sure which one you're lined up for as the approach... If it was so "amazingly easy" to mistake runways, how have the parallels at SFO managed to operate safely all these decades? I'm not discounting safet...Jump to post
Egerton wrote:It may be that RR was not expecting the rate of failure that has very recently come to light in NZ.
DWC wrote:As I said earlier in the thread, the FT got it all wrong : Macron is in China to seal his new foreign policy strategy & make of France China's leading Western partner...
What has compounded problems at JFK was DL's move to T-4, which was never intended to be a hub carrier facility. T-4 was constructed to replace the old IAB, to be the home of International carriers. The expansion that DL did to T-4 should have been done by the facility operator to host the growing ...Jump to post
Friends flying the west coast for business noticed the decline in Alaska (versus Delta) two years ago. Seriously so. Seattle papers have covered aviation accurately and presciently for years. Keep in mind that top notch reporters develop and cultivate deep sources. They never get quoted, never get ...Jump to post