Although minimal there is definitely a cost to the airline for providing non rev privileges. You have to figure in the extra cost of fuel burned by having an additional 180 pounds of meat in a seat. Would be nice if a load planner on this site could pine in on the estimated fuel burn for each addit...Jump to post
I buy tickets now if it is important. But it is nice to have a free option if I want to go somewhere but it is not necessary. For example a spur of the moment trip to somewhere random that happens to have plenty of open seats. Not sure of the true cost to the airline, but it can't be that much. The ...Jump to post
Frustrating that they sent it to MEM on Tuesday night then. Couldn't have bypassed that hub? FX is showing a disturbing lack of flexibility right now as far as alternate freight movements. Multiple other hubs that could be utilized. They aren't. That's my question as well. Couldn't they route packa...Jump to post
How's FX in MEM doing? I have had a 2-day (promised delivery yesterday 2/17) package sitting there with no updates for over 24 hours. Even if it left MEM today it would not be delivered until tomorrow at the earliest, which is 2 days late. It would have been about the same amount of time now to hav...Jump to post
How's FX in MEM doing? I have had a 2-day (promised delivery yesterday 2/17) package sitting there with no updates for over 24 hours. Even if it left MEM today it would not be delivered until tomorrow at the earliest, which is 2 days late. It would have been about the same amount of time now to have...Jump to post
Interesting how UAL is finding the money for painting and the archers now. I guess that they won't need to be laying any employees on 3/31. /s :banghead: :hot: :tapedshut: United’s messaging for both of these points has been terrible, and that’s all employees seem to be talking (complaining) about....Jump to post
Do not know if anyone has info on this - As the new United gates come online is there more of a strategic plan to increase bank sizes while decreasing the overall number of banks or spread out flights to meet the minimum gate utilization set in the gate lease signed in January? I can’t imagine Unit...Jump to post
Looks like B83,85,87,89,91 are now closed to facilitate the B-East construction on the south side of the new building.
I understand these are permanent closures as the new B-East will have gates on the south side of the new building (flip flop of current setup)
I can't imagine there's much money to be made by a third party employing people with only three flights a week (Considering the investments in the people (training etc, benefits, etc...) along with the equipment.) For the really small stations, there's not and the training is usually pretty element...Jump to post
With F9's return to ILG (Wilmington, DE) next week, I'm wondering who does the ground work for only three flights a week? Does F9 employ a team there? As far as I know, F9 is the only airline there, so hiring another airline to do the work doesn't work either. F9 does not employ ground staff teams ...Jump to post
At large airports the fuel is already purchased by the airline and delivered to the fuel storage facility. When an airline has their fuel loaded onto an airplane, it is deducted from their storage. I used to work at the PDX fuel tank farm and that is how it worked, we received a pipeline delivery mo...Jump to post
Youtube is very much luck driven, but at the end of the day you need content that people want to see. The algorithm is VERY good at displaying videos to the masses when it finds it brings value to the platform (long watch times). I started a motorcycle channel as I wanted to practice with video edit...Jump to post
Here's Denver Post article on seventh runway. https://www.denverpost.com/2021/01/22/denver-airport-runway-project/ Estimated completion: late 2028 Estimated cost: $1,200,000,000 Runway master plan layout from awhile ago: https://i2.wp.com/www.denverpost.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/01/DIA-runways-pl...Jump to post
Possibly a working name to get the ball rolling. a la Moxie turning into Breeze.Jump to post
I generally don't use a ton of electricity as I am not home very much. I work evenings so I am usually gone during the hottest part of the day. I am getting central AC installed in a few weeks, so my bill will likely go up significantly. I am torn between their smallest, cheapest option 4.08kW whic...Jump to post
Anyone on the board have used Tesla solar panels at your house? I have to give credit to Elon, the simplicity of their website makes it very tempting to pull the trigger on getting solar. Seems very turn-key and low pressure, unlike these other companies that won't give you any kind of number withou...Jump to post
Whichever one it is, another E/W is desperately needed. Seems strong west wind days are increasing in frequency. It cripples the airport going to 2 runways ops on those days. They can launch them pretty fast on 7/25, but the arrival rate gets slaughtered. Edit: also, with the airport's original infr...Jump to post
No doubt a response to WN's entrance to COS. United Airlines Plans Significant Schedule Enhancement at Colorado Springs Airport Colorado Springs, CO – Colorado Springs Airport (COS) announces a significant increase in service by United Airlines beginning February 11, 2021. United plans to increase s...Jump to post
Anyone think that United or others will pick up the now stopped Norwegian CDG flight? If DL eventually makes DEN a focus city (there were pre-covid rumors of them taking a good portion of the new A gates, I believe I remember hearing up to 12), I could see them giving DEN-CDG a stab. ?? Where did t...Jump to post
LASVegan wrote:jhsusman wrote:Anyone think that United or others will pick up the now stopped Norwegian CDG flight?
If DL eventually makes DEN a focus city (there were pre-covid rumors of them taking a good portion of the new A gates, I believe I remember hearing up to 12), I could see them giving DEN-CDG a stab.
Someone from the hospitality business is good. The airlines collectively have a reputation for being inhospitable, despite efforts to be customer friendly they still fall short. Good move. I think your statement was true 10-20 years ago, but isn't true today. In my industry, we're trying to copy so...Jump to post
Someone from the hospitality business is good. The airlines collectively have a reputation for being inhospitable, despite efforts to be customer friendly they still fall short.
It just goes to show you that airport security is more a deterrent rather than a line of defense just like an empty patrol care parked next to the freeway. There is a certain level of reduced effectiveness the larger the airport, in some ways. When there are thousands of employees between dozens of...Jump to post
Not just that. Airport Police should have been briefed to watch out for that badge. It just goes to show you that airport security is more a deterrent rather than a line of defense just like an empty patrol care parked next to the freeway. There is a certain level of reduced effectiveness the large...Jump to post
I thought Victor Navorski was at JFK? Maybe the SmartCarte returns pay more quarters in ORD.Jump to post
Anything is possible but we will have to wait and see. But Boeing has been treated pretty awful by the locals and especially the Seattle Times. I don't blame them if they have no loyalty to the region left. Dominic Gates is mostly to blame. He has never had one good word to say about Boeing and it'...Jump to post
Having said that Delta's Q4 numbers will be much better than UA's in my opinion, one reason I say that is because a several of United union represented workgroups got pay raises in December. People might ask why the reason is simple its in their contract. United had been doing well trying to keep p...Jump to post
On February 1st, it seems that JFK-SFO is quite booked. (Seat map) First class is almost completely full. LAX is not the same however. I do expect bookings to get stronger as time gets closer and as months go on. JFK on UA basically opens up a whole new sector of NY State (Long Island) to UA. Not m...Jump to post
Is there any clause in the 25th that instructs when the American people are to be made aware of such a decision? What if it has already happened, but in order to prevent an uprising by the trump cult it will not be made public until after Jan 20? This may explain his cabinet members resigning. (afte...Jump to post
Has anybody heard when Air Wisconsn might be re-deployed to Denver? Hopefully not. UAX in DEN is all SkyWest. Combined with the insourcing of ground work by mainline, the UAX product is incredibly stable in Denver now. Much better than it was with Menzies running the ramp and 5 different UAX carrie...Jump to post
I heard one of the Trump rioters, accidently tazze himself and died. I have not heard the circumstances of how the other two died from medical emergencies. Does anyone else know? https://www.nytimes.com/live/2021/01/07/us/capitol-building-trump#an-alabama-man-who-suffered-a-heart-attack-outside-the...Jump to post
It would be really nice if DIA could persuade Frontier to cut down on their concourse wide PA announcements. They are very loud, repetitive, and drawn out. None of the airlines make concourse wide boarding announcements like Frontier does. It really makes the (already circus-like) A concourse experi...Jump to post
E175 fleet: 153 total (65 SkyWest, 60 Mesa, 28 Republic) – currently all in 70-seat configuration due to scope clause, will revert to 76-seats when contract allows United is spending money taking seats out of A/C which makes them potentially less productive just to comply with scope. Is there any p...Jump to post
casinterest wrote:FLDrifter wrote:Merry Christmas!
Fly safe out there!
Merry Christmas. There has to be a great comic in there that those reindeer have to perform Millions of Takeoffs and landings in that one day.
UA has self park in IAH. I have used it a few times and it really doesn't save any manpower. Unless the ramp is closed for lightning, they are still required to have a 3 man crew for arrival. 2 wingwalkers and someone who can activate an emergency stop signal to the self park system. I believe that ...Jump to post
https://news.flyfrontier.com/frontier-a ... op-routes/
Looks like 2x weekly service to all 6 markets.
Envoy uses mostly towbarless Lektros which leave some pretty nasty crush injuries in the event you get underneath them (which is hard enough to do), the stand-up version that can be used on the 145 is a bit more dangerous than the sit down version for the 175. With the rear-wheel steering you can a...Jump to post
Quoting Woodreau (Reply # 25), “My fastest turn was 1 minute from block in to block out for the next flight. . .The FO got out, did his post flight/preflight walk around. . .” Did the first officer actually even look at anything during the walk around? e38 Even a 1-minute turn can be completed in n...Jump to post
It's the classic rose colored glasses of the old school United guys. I've worked with them in many stations and it's always the same story. In Denver they talk of the million dollar flights to BIL on DC10s stuffed so full of mail they had to put mail in the overhead compartments. A lot of it is just...Jump to post
Every situation is different, but I can't see a lot of people, even on furlough, going to a different carrier. Keep your seniority and get recalled in 6 months at your existing carrier when vaccines start ramping up travel demand. Why start over? There are other ways to pay the bills in the meantime.Jump to post
Even if the case is not ruled in American's favor, it is likely just as important to them to signal that they are watching for stuff like this with their competitors. Give an inch, they take a mile.Jump to post
No, I'm not a pilot. But I do drive. And if a plane landed on top of my car and killed my wife, I doubt if I'd be saying, "Well, what else could he do ...?" "Using highways as emergency runways in case of engine failure" is taught during flying lessons. Why? Simply because highw...Jump to post
At AA each contract has a minimum of hours you have to work each month the to keep your benefits and accrue suck and vacation time. There are no more ghost employees As much as i'd love to become a ghost employee and run that racket, its not good for a company. At WN its just more absurd because no...Jump to post