Thanks guys! I understand that weather and demanding flying (airline safety records) are issues. Yes, many have warned about the Maoist threats to various tourist facilities in Nepal and Kathmandu. I hate to be caught in all the crossfire and bombings. Rather unfortunate, the war. As of now, it's ou...Jump to post
The search engine seems to favor certain airlines for international flights. I ran several searches on it and I seem to get more variety from Orbitz and Expedia. In addition, fares don't seem to as competitive either. Perhaps the website's markup is a bit more than most or is still not as well-known...Jump to post
<i>...and there are several accounting tricks that can be used to help lessen the burden on new aircraft.</i> Yes, there are several (legal) accounting methods that can be used to adjust depreciation costs of older airliners. Technically, it's all on paper. However when it comes time to retire the b...Jump to post
Let me see if I can try to recall these: 727-200 - <acronym title="United Airlines (USA)">UA</acronym> 737 all variants - <acronym title="United Airlines (USA)">UA</acronym>, <acronym title="Northwest Airlines (USA)">NW</acronym>, ATA and <acronym title="Air Namibia">SW</acronym> 747-100 - <acronym ...Jump to post
As far as I can remember: A342 - PAL A333 - PAL and <acronym title="Cathay Pacific (China-Hong Kong)">CX</acronym> A319 - <acronym title="United Airlines (USA)">UA</acronym> and <acronym title="Northwest Airlines (USA)">NW</acronym> A320 - <acronym title="United Airlines (USA)">UA</acronym> and <acr...Jump to post
Apparently safety does not involve going back to basics.
Thanks for the insight SPREE!
Well I'm not sure exactly where you intend on originating and what your destination will be but if you happen to be flying to Asia, comparatively speaking, PAL's Business Class upgrades are pretty inexpensive. Most US-based airlines double or even triple their Economy Class fares for a Business Clas...Jump to post
These threads should be able to answer your question: <a href="http://www.airliners.net/discussions/tech_ops/read.main/65299/4/" target=_blank>http://www.airliners.net/discussions/tech_ops/read.main/65299/4/</a> <a href="http://www.airliners.net/discussions/tech_ops/read.main/41360/4/" target=_blank...Jump to post
Valid points. I, for one, appreciate the hardwork, patience and general effort that customer service agents and gate agents go through, even if my requests aren't satisfied. And I also understand the headaches involved in having to pamper the super elites. I've seen enough incidents of this while st...Jump to post
Glad everything worked out well.
Anyone know where this aircraft is continuing to?
<i>As said, <acronym title="Northwest Airlines (USA)">NW</acronym> led the techology implementation. Every station in the system has the kiosks, even places like Alpena, <acronym title="SilkAir (Singapore)">MI</acronym>.</i> Not only that but also in terms of website innovativeness. <acronym title="...Jump to post
Deplaning on the A380 would not seem to be a problem. However, I can envision its boarding process to be a logistical nightmare... with the seperation of status and non-status passengers (including pre-boarding F and C passengers), passengers with children, disabled flyers as well as the proverbial ...Jump to post
I am entertaining the thought of planning a trip to Kathmandu next year sometime as per a friend of mine's suggestion. This is something I've always wanted to experience and this is the closest oppportunity I will have to actually following through with it. Part of the itinerary will of course inclu...Jump to post
I have had two similar incidents happen to me. First was on a <acronym title="United Airlines (USA)">UA</acronym> flight from <acronym title="San Francisco - International (SFO / KSFO), USA - California">SFO</acronym>-<acronym title="Chicago - O'Hare International (ORD / KORD), USA - Illinois">ORD</...Jump to post
I think this guarantees he'll be returning to the NFL....
Well he IS filing for bankruptcy.
Curious: How vigilantly are newly trained ATC controllers taught the manual method? I'm pressuming very... for cases such as the above ORD incident.
Agree that Thai's <acronym title="Air Madagascar">MD</acronym>-11's look stunning. <br><center><font color="#EEEEEE" size="1" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva"><a href="/open.file/672159/L/" target="_blank">View Large</a> <a href="/open.file/672159/M/" target="_blank">View Medium<br><IMG SRC="/photos/...Jump to post
Wish list from <acronym title="Chicago - O'Hare International (ORD / KORD), USA - Illinois">ORD</acronym>: <acronym title="Manila - Ninoy Aquino International (Col Jesus A Villamor AB) (MNL / RPLL), Philippines">MNL</acronym> on PAL <acronym title="Bangkok - International (Don Muang) (BKK / VTBD), T...Jump to post
I give the airplane two knocks as I enter. A "good flight" to the both of us.Jump to post
Whenever I fly to Manila from Chicago I almost always end up with the following route: All on <acronym title="United Airlines (USA)">UA</acronym>, <acronym title="Chicago - O'Hare International (ORD / KORD), USA - Illinois">ORD</acronym>-<acronym title="San Francisco - International (SFO / KSFO), US...Jump to post
1millionflyer, I think you may be getting slightly technical for "regular" flyers who are mainly concerned about wheter they are booking in Economy, Business or First. But yes you are correct, award tickets, no matter what class of service, have special codes which differ from other booking classes....Jump to post
<i>Three-holers typically have the largest angle, since the #2 engine is actually exerting a somewhat downward force. Engines 1 and 3 exert the more upward forces, so this results in a greater angle</i> Logan, I understand (I think) how the #2 engine can cause downward force... due to positioning an...Jump to post
<i>Then again, everything in Japan is overpriced. A six pack of beer, for example, in the states runs about $4.00 USD. In Japan, it's 1,200 yen on average, which is about $11.50 USD. If you do some algebra, then that's how much it costs to live here, give or take a few yen.</i> I second that! I don'...Jump to post
After watching the documentary, reading the the CVR transcript of that flight was horrible. I could almost hear the anxiety in their voices while reading the words. Thanks for digging that up Spacecadet. The piece was nicely done and, yes, very emotional. I can imagine the book to be just as interes...Jump to post
Apparently, it also affected flights from Midway. <a href="http://www.chicagotribune.com/travel/chi-040924glitch,1,1401370.story?coll=chi-news-hed" target=_blank>http://www.chicagotribune.com/travel/chi-040924glitch,1,1401370.story?coll=chi-news-hed</a> <i><b>Computer problem causes airport delays</...Jump to post
747's serving domestic routes are pretty common in Asia. Philippine Airlines for instance regularly uses a 744 for <acronym title="Manila - Ninoy Aquino International (Col Jesus A Villamor AB) (MNL / RPLL), Philippines">MNL</acronym>-<acronym title="Cebu (Lapu-Lapu) - Mactan International (Gen Benit...Jump to post
Most airlines do not upgrade award tickets. If you book an award ticket in Y, you're pretty much stuck there... unless of course an event occurs where <acronym title="Northwest Airlines (USA)">NW</acronym> is at fault... in which case it would <acronym title="Northwest Airlines (USA)">NW</acronym>'s...Jump to post
I transited through <acronym title="Memphis - International (MEM / KMEM), USA - Tennessee">MEM</acronym> a few years back and it seemed like our flight was the only one that landed at that time. Other than a few airline employees and a couple of janitors taking out the trash, one else was really aro...Jump to post
First international flight was on Northwest <acronym title="Manila - Ninoy Aquino International (Col Jesus A Villamor AB) (MNL / RPLL), Philippines">MNL</acronym>-<acronym title="Nagoya - Komaki (NGO / RJNN), Japan">NGO</acronym>-<acronym title="Chicago - O'Hare International (ORD / KORD), USA - Ill...Jump to post
Well if you ever find yourself int he States you can always do <acronym title="New York - La Guardia (LGA / KLGA), USA - New York">LGA</acronym>-<acronym title="Boston - General Edward Lawrence Logan International (BOS / KBOS), USA - Massachusetts">BOS</acronym>-<acronym title="Washington - Dulles I...Jump to post
Im looking for the accident report on this flight in NTSB's website but can't seem to locate it.
It's an interesting documentary.
My take is that most credit cards will charge a pretty hefty interest anyway... unless you have been a long-time customer with them, in which case you would still have to beg and beg and beg. May as well receive miles in return. Also, having some kinds of reward program tied to a credit card is so p...Jump to post
Chances are <acronym title="United Airlines (USA)">UA</acronym> will lay easy on you while travelling amidst an impending hurricane. I was scheduled to fly to <acronym title="Orlando - International (McCoy) (MCO / KMCO), USA - Florida">MCO</acronym> myself on the week that Ivan was suppose to hit Fl...Jump to post
<i>All the airlines will honor the Elite status if the airline thinks they can steal a customer.</i> True. And this is what <acronym title="American Airlines (USA)">AA</acronym> has done for years to lure disgruntled road warriors to try and stay with MRTC. It's a more subtle version of the <acronym...Jump to post