Well, it would have to cover all the continents that have decent load factors so that the common traveller is pleased. Also it would have to be comprised of a couple of companies that typifies leadership and the rest mid-sized arilines that have the opportunity, drive, energy and assets to succeed. ...Jump to post
I would have to say UAL 777. I also feel pretty safe on a 737, especially the newer ones. Once in a while, during takeoff or landing I think about those rudder incidents and how they happened (I read accident reports as a hobby) but then right after that I think of how many 737's there are flying pa...Jump to post
Philippine Airlines allows too, but not on international flights to and from Hong Kong, Singapore and North America. To tell you the truth, I have never been on a smoking flight, but I am curious to hear how they divide up the smokers and non-smokers. Do they put the smokers on the back and the non-...Jump to post
Doug, Is there any particular reason that those who fly the 767-400 only fly that particular plane and none of the others? Is there a significant difference between the 767-400 and the 767-300ER that causes a distinct seperation in training of the two aircrafts? Or is this just a Delta thing? Thanks.Jump to post
It seems to me that almost everyone in here has had a mentor of some sort to introduce us to the lore of planes. There are also those who just discovered planes on their own and the interest stuck with them until adulthood. Either way we look at it we are certainly some lucky ones! What a great hobb...Jump to post
Thanks NEFlyer!!! I'll definitely keep those SQ-United mileage rules in mind next time I fly over the Pacific. I want to experience what everyonbe is talking about with Singapore Airlines. And getting credit towards United miles gives me more of an initiative to go SQ!Jump to post
Which airport? Commercial or private?
That must be really cool!!!
A picture of me in the cockpit of a Southwest Boeing 737-300 with the Captain's cap on and sitting on the left seat while the plane was parked at MDW. Didn't think anything of it at that time until I realized how hard it was to get my picture taken in the cockpit thereafter.Jump to post
Man, that is quite a goal you have there. Sounds like you are really focused on it and sounds like you don't want to do anything else but be part of the ailrine industry. The sacrifices you are making will pay off, dude.
Best of luck!
I just put you in my Respected Users List.
Since most of us, if not all of us, are pretty much aviation/airline enthusiasts/photographers/collectors, how did you become so interested in planes? Was it one event that did it when you were younger? A chain of events? Curiosity that still hasn't ended? My dad used to be a PAL pilot and flew DC-3...Jump to post
aaaahhhh... I'm not sure if UAL members can earn miles on SQ flights. I really don't know what the rule is on that one. But to tell you the truth, even though I am a UAL Frequent Flyer member and I ran across those fares that you posted, I will definitely fly Singapore. You bet! Man, I have aways wa...Jump to post
SJC>SFO, I think what FLY777UAL means by smarter is from the airline's perspective. Since passengers will pay $2000+ for a coach class seat, United comes out as the smarter of the three because (everything else being equal) United would make the most profit. Their profit will be dictated by these th...Jump to post
Point well taken. My opinion on this, KUGN, will be that of a political nature. I am not into politics and have never been really all that interested in it. But I do understand its power and neccesity in most cases, especially when it comes to decisions involving the common public. However, in this ...Jump to post
The Chicago Tribune has a six point plan to curtail the growing cancelled and delayed flights at O'Hare. Should make for interesting reading for ORD fans and travellers. If you have any opinions about the plan, definitely post them here. Here's the link <a href="http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/me...Jump to post
ORD-SFO on UAL 767-300 <img src="/discussions/graphics/smile.gif" ALT="Smile"> SFO-ORD on UAL 777-200 <img src="/discussions/graphics/smile.gif" ALT="Smile"> ORD-LGA on UAL 727-200 LGA-ORD on UAL 727-200 I'm taking this a few times. I'll also try to hit ATA's new 737NG's from MDW-LGA rou...Jump to post
First of all, I think it is really cool that you let your step kids see their biological father on a regular basis. I don't think most people would do that. Regarding this fee issue, which I also agree is too high, I would have to go middle ground here and say that 1) yes there should be a fee in th...Jump to post
I don't know anyone who has seen the spiral staircase everytime I ask about it (it's size, dimensions, color, etc) considering that I haven't seen the front of a 747. Most of us can't quite afford a first class international ticket, much less the upstairs suite.Jump to post
Why is it that most airlines are named after compass headings (Northwest, Eastern, Southwest)? Why are peanuts the choice of snacks in various flights? What's wrong with cookies? Or potato chips? Speaking of peanuts, would you accept them as a suitable snack at a restaurant? Then why do you covet th...Jump to post
Mirrodie, The spotters that I saw at LGA were at the end of either Runway 9 or 18, I beleive, watching the planes line up for take off. They were at the fence that is next to a road that you would take to go to the rental cars. And then the freeway (I don't know which one, sorry) is also next to tha...Jump to post
Realistically, a Gulfstream III or IV. In fantasy, a 777-200 or -300.Jump to post
No I haven't but I've always wanted to. God, that would be quite an experience for me. As far as I know, sitting in the cockpit an any time in US airlines is against FAA rules and therefore illegal. So I don't even really try because they are more than likely going to say no anyway. From what I've h...Jump to post
I just got back from New York and landed at LGA and the way to the rental car parking lot to pick up my car I saw a whole bunch of spotters at the end of the runway (I guess it was either Runway 13 or 9) taking pics of planes lined up for take off. I mean they were REALLY close to the threshold. I d...Jump to post
Growly The article I read about AA was about AA's jets not weighing as heavy as the other airlines' planes so therefore burn less fuel thus saving them money. But you are right, they did put some kind of finish on their planes but it is not paint. I wish I can find the article again so I can give yo...Jump to post
I remember having my own seat when I was an infant. It was nice.Jump to post
It's gotta be ORD. They have all of terminal one that has 3 huge concourses but I'm not sure how many gates they own there. If you write the company for some reason, they will direct you to an address in Elk Grove, Illinois which is a suburb of Chicago and right outside O'Hare. Hope this helps.Jump to post
Y are we taking aboot this? hehe Just kidding.Jump to post
Definitely Northwest!!! There is just something about that red hump that makes the 747 look like it was built just for Northwest. And also how the red color runs throughout the rest of the plane's body in one seamless motion. Although the American 747 pictured above looks sharp too, with only the 3 ...Jump to post
I wonder why Jet Blue doesn't fly into Chicago. Kinda surprising if you ask me. The city is a major hub and the airline market is great there. Is this something they are trying to avoid? Are the landing fees to high there, perhaps to the point that they would have to increase their fares? I would lo...Jump to post
Well I know that UPS (whose planes are always clean because they have to make up for their ugly liveries) uses a truck that is similar to a fire truck to wash their planes where some guy gets up on the ladder hinge thing and blows the dirt and grime out of the tail and wing sections of the plane wit...Jump to post
I read somewhere that American Airlines saved themselves a ton of money (I forget the exact dollar figure) due to the fact that they do not paint their planes. In addition they are also saving money flying them because, since their planes are unpainted they therefore weigh less and thus burn less fu...Jump to post
Yes, I do it all the time. Sometimes, I tend to fly one airline (United) over another (American) just so I can avoid flying in certain planes (MD-80/DC9), even it requires paying a few bucks more. I always try to fly in a heavy but lately, I've been really interested in getting in one of the new Air...Jump to post
NAACrew, the TWA 800-ATC transmission is exactly the reason why I was curious about this. As far as a pathfinder, I heard it twice in ATC communications during bad weather. Anybody with any more info? Thanks.Jump to post
Here's a lesson for ya. Anybody ever fly any of these combination routes. Just havin fun with airport codes here. Check em out. HVN New Haven - Tweed-New Haven Airport CT, USA HEL Helsinki - Vantaa , Finland PUT Puttaparthi, India HRE Harare, Zimbabwe LCK Columbus - Rickenbacker Airport, OH, USA TIS...Jump to post
I was at SFO a couple of years back and the fog was lying very low at about 5PM and the planes coming on approach (counted 5 in about 30 minutes) were not visible until about 200 feet (just a guess on the altitude by the way). It would have been cool to catch a shot of those planes with just their l...Jump to post