No I don't time my flights but that is very interesting what you do, however. Very cool. Maybe I should start doing that. What I do time is the amount of time I am stuck in an irport during a delay. Of course, I round it off to the nearest hour. <img src="/discussions/graphics/smile.gif" ALT="...Jump to post
For me, particularly enduring a Trans-Pacific flight or a long flight in general, yes it does get tiring and yes I do get tired. And sometimes, I wish the flight was shorter. But after a good night's sleep and a decent lunch, I find myself craving to fly again as if I can fly the entire day. Kinda w...Jump to post
We're just having fun here that's all. I'm sure that there are some people out there who really do have a problem with these airline names and God help them get over that syndrome because it really is no big deal. I mean, there are better things to worry about in life than disliking an airline name ...Jump to post
XFSUgimpLB41X, that is exactly what I wrote, dude. You just went into more detail about it than I did. Point is: Planes have to stop on the runway unless they get some clearance from ATC, which is contrary to what DELTA&&&-XXX wrote. He says you don;t have to unless ATC tells them to hold.Jump to post
DELTA&&&-XXX Wrote: You don't have to stop on the runway unless ATC says, "taxi into position and hold" or whatever. Delta, I would have to disagree with you. When turning on to the runway from the taxiway, the pilot always has to stop on the runway until he gets clearance from ATC, which the pilots...Jump to post
I think that ORD, LGA and DFW, in that order. But I have the most experience with ORD since I am from Chicago and fly out of it more so than the other airports I mentioned. But then again, at ORD anyway, it also depends on the time of day or night you are flying. Pretty much from noon to about 9PM t...Jump to post
YES I AGREE WITH MAC. I HAVE LEARNED A LOT FROM THIS FORUM AND YOU GUYS WHO ANSWER MY QUESTIONS. IT CERTAINLY MAKES LEARNING FUN!!!
JUST WANTED TO PERSONALLY SAY THANK YOU AS WELL.
SORRY ABOUT THE CAPS. JUST WANTED TO MAKE SURE THIS MESSAGE WAS SEEN.
OK, I'm back to normal.
Delta73Spilot said: <b>I hope I did.t bore you with it...</b> Bore me! What! I was hoping your description wouldn't end. I really enjoyed reading that! Thanks for reassuring even the assured. I have flown many flights myself but, admittedly, sometimes I still get nervous, particularly during takeoff...Jump to post
This is definitely a situation that I would not want to find myself in. I always try to sit by the wing and actually enjoy it when the pilots go through their "Before-Takeoff" Checklist (when the flaps are extended for take-off and the airbrakes go up and down a couple of times). My guess would be t...Jump to post
<b>Has anybody here ever experienced a missed approach or a go-around? I listen to ATC (different airports) a lot and have heard some pilots call missed approaches. Seems pretty normal for both the pilot and the ATC controller. But I wonder what it's like being a passenger in an aircraft that execut...Jump to post
I'll be working and dealing with the heat here in Chicago.
But this is my first summer in a long time that I will have the opportunity to travel AND fly! So I am really excited about that! I have taken a few flights already and plan to take a few more before the summer ends. Thanks for asking.
I was at ORD at about noon and ground was extremely busy. In fact, I could hear the stress in the controller's voice as he sighed a lot (unless that's how he always talked). I'm sure that other planes that wouldn't listen to him (such as JAL) didn't help matters. But I could hear him struggling to c...Jump to post
I agree with Climbout. Of all the crash CVR recordings that I have heard, the pilots have been very calm. The one that currently sticks out is the UAL 252 crash landing at Des Moines. The pilot, Capt. Al Haynes was very, very calm and talking as if everything was fine flying at cruising altitude. Yo...Jump to post
<b>Fictional:</b> Delayed Airlines - "The Honest Airline" Buffet Airways - "For An Additional $14.95, You Can Have All The Airline Food You Want" ETOPS International - "For Your Safety We Only Fly Twin-Engine ETOPS-Approved Aircraft" Mile High Club Airways - "Something Special In The Air" SexExpress...Jump to post
Wow! What a great airline it sounds like. No I didn't get a chance to catch the NBC Dateline undercover story about it. Wish I did though. Like I said, you guys sold me on this one. Definitely flying them in July to New York. Like I said, it's a great airline but I do only have one gripe about them:...Jump to post
Maybe their smiles are robotically sincere!Jump to post
Jared amd DTW/ORDFan, Thanks guys! Well Jared, I think you pretty much sold me on what you have written so far. I do know about the 2-2 seating from their website and yes! found it really amazing to see that kind of a layout on DC-9's and MD80's. But since you are unsure about seat dimensions and al...Jump to post
I am very curious about this airline. Has anyone ever flown these guys? All I have been hearing about are good things. The specific things I would like to know about are passenger comfort-type stuff like seat width, seat pitch, etc. I went to their website and couldn't find any info on this or any i...Jump to post
I really wish I could have made it but I just couldn't. Anyway, I'm glad it turned out great! SFO is one airport I want to get to know more about and what better way to do that than with a whole bunch of aviation enthusaists and spotters!!! Maybe one of you guys can fill us in on some details. What ...Jump to post
What suburb did you live in in Chicago that was under the flight pattern for 9R. Curious to know, I'm guessing around the Berkley or Maywood area? Forest Park? Am I even close?
KUGN, What is so exciting about ATA's 757 takeoff from Midway? I am not trying to be funny, it's just that I've flown them 3 times this year to LGA and I really didn't see anything special about it. Unless you are talking about the plane leveling off temporarily immediately right after the steep ini...Jump to post
Parisien, Yes there is a smoking lounge at SFO, with a bunch of phones inside even. That's one of the reasons I love that airport so much. The lady who told you to go outside to smoke was probably not a smoker. I wish I can tell you exactly where it is but honestly I don't remember. I know for sure ...Jump to post