Imagine yourself on a windy day. The wind is blowing at 20 knots from the west. Standing still and facing west, your ground speed is 0 knots and your indicated airspeed is 20 knots. Now face east. To get an indicated airspeed of 20 knots, you would have to travel east over the ground at 40 knots. 20...Jump to post
To remotely compare this to a couple with an infant lap child is off-base and distracting. But therein lies a problem. The aviation industry is great at closing the door after the horse has bolted. Shoes removed through security after a shoe bomber has already passed, for example. Child traffickers...Jump to post
Ok, I did misstate my thought, everybody boarding the plane needs ID. If that is not the requirement, why isn't it? The thread of course relates to the US, but don't assume this lack of ID required for children is worldwide. I believe in my home country (within Europe) it is not a government requir...Jump to post
If a potential employer asks to see my law degree does that mean they suspect me of wrongdoing? Your law degree isn't proof enough of your qualification, I'm sorry. You'll need to prove to the building doorman, via Facebook and a handwritten note from your dead grandparents that you actually earned...Jump to post
Are we now in a position where people cannot ask questions to others because of the colour of their skin... because, if so, I think that meets the definition of racism? No we are not. People can ask whatever they want as long as I don't need to answer. It might just be very unpolite. Exactly. This ...Jump to post
If the gate agent has reasonable suspicion that the kid is there without the consent of the legal guardians he shall call police. If not stop molesting people. Agreed, and the gate agent didn't have reasonable suspicion after the parents were able to answer some easy questions and so had no need to...Jump to post
I’m the offspring of mixed parents and life can be challenging. To this day I still get randomly selected almost every time for explosives swabs at Australian airports. Sorry to hear that you're treated that way in Australia. Does it mean that this occurence in the US must have been racially motiva...Jump to post
Maybe the thrust reverser originally fell off the back of a lorry and now it's continuing the tradition?
Let's just remember the era that Concorde was designed and built in. No car totally based on 1960's technology would get anywhere near approval for new sale today (or even 30 years ago) in the West.
Without pushing close to the edge we, as a species, would never achieve anything.
No seat row is so tight that the dog can't lay on the floor at the passenger's feet. A Great Dane is typically about the same weight as a healthy adult man (~70kg), is almost 3 feet tall and of course quite a bit longer. That dog would take up almost all the floor space of 3 seats. Totally legal or...Jump to post
A passenger doesn't have to buy a seat for a service dog. Choice of a Great Dane may be ... unfortunate. Carriers can exclude animals that are too big. Other people's problems - allergies, 'uncomfortable' - can't be used as a reason to exclude passenger and service animal. Punching a pregnant woman...Jump to post
I really don't get the constant bashing of the newest AA livery, especially when it comes mostly from North Americans. Yes the old paint job was iconic, but the new one is absolutely gorgeous. Seeing multiple birds together with their tails all lined up and it is truly a fantastic new brand. Get beh...Jump to post
These lies the main problem with the interweb. Anonymity or perceived anonymity. Until people are prepared to act on the net the same as they do in "the real world" then things will only get worse. It is also far too easy to create multiple accounts on most social media and appear to be mu...Jump to post
My "back of a fag packet" maths shows the taxi speed of the A333 at ~17 knots (+/- 10%). The A321 wasn't slighly out of the gate, it was around halfway out of the gate and the tip of the A333 wing was ~6 metres (+/- not a lot) beyond the rear of the A321. This wasn't a slight knick out of ...Jump to post
Got to be careful with unit measurements too. Some posts here are quoting miles and others nautical miles. Quite the difference. I saw upthread the distance for LHR>NRT>LHR as 5974 miles per leg. I've flown that route a few times and it feels much shorter than LHR>KUL>LHR... because it is. greatcirc...Jump to post
A.net has turned into a haven for armchair quarterbacks who have nothing to add but their uninformed and biased opinions. It is so disheartening because this used to be a website where you could get factual, reputable information from people who actually know what they’re talking about. Save for th...Jump to post
Before we lynch the flight crew, some operational aspects to consider: High terrain and crew familiarity with the airport What was the METAR/weather for ABQ at the time? Is ABQ suitably equipped to handle a 767? How wide are the taxiways? Was it dark at the time? Is the runway equipped with centrel...Jump to post
A big assumption being made is that simply diverting to a closer airport automatically means quicker medical care. All that means is the plane is probably on the ground quicker. It doesn't mean the people and equipment are also ready to get the passenger off the plane and to the appropriate emergen...Jump to post
FAs are not there for your service! The whole role is about being there for your safety and security. That means, they are not there to help you stow away your bag, they are not there to get you a drink when you push the call bell. Stop being so lazy and get off your backside and get the drink your...Jump to post
Do you know what the weather was? Are you familiar with the equipment and performance spec of AA 767s? Do you know what the tech state was of the aircraft on the day in question?. Oh come on, you're going a bit far with some of these questions. I'll give you the one about weather, but..... This was...Jump to post
I am guessing she decided to show the agent who was boss, bad move. She did? Then that was a bad move. Can you provide links to any quotes, articles, interviews, or statements confirming she tried to show the agent who was boss? I doubt it. Jetwet1 wrote "I am guessing". Remind me to invi...Jump to post
I'm pretty sure most movies are censored / edited in some way on most airlines. I can't every remember an inflight movie that didn't have the "edited for content and screen size" type notice at the beginning. Remember that, especially when flying in Y, lots of other people including childr...Jump to post
https://news.sky.com/story/algerian-mil ... s-11326146
Reported ~100 deceased. Down shortly after takeoff. RIP to those involved and thoughts with their family and friends.
[Grammar police] Nothing can be more or less unique than anything else. Uniqueness doesn't have varying degrees, so an item is either unique or it isn't. Other examples would be "dead" or "perfect". I cannot be more dead than someone else, although many would say I'm less perfect...Jump to post
Sorry but after reading the title I couldn't help but think of a Steven Spielberg character on a long haul trip in a bicycle basket across the moon. Not sure if it was profitable.Jump to post
I find it sad that so many people think because they paid a few hundred dollars for a slip of paper, they think they are merely allowed to do whatever they want to airline workers. So many people on here seem to share that sentiment even though they won't outright admit it. I find it sadder that, w...Jump to post
I can understand that being videod while doing your job would be annoying. It would certainly annoy me. However, the camera was not 'in his face'. There was clearly several feet between the two. My main point is.... if you've given good service and someone points a camera at you because they don't h...Jump to post
I was there a couple of times last month and saw a white triple 7 (I think) that I didn't recognise. Took a photo on my phone on max zoom and the writing was Nesma Airlines plus some Arabic. Nesma is Saudi but there was a Malaysian flag adorning the front. It was sitting between the 2 main terminals...Jump to post
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crownvic wrote:that is right over Disney...........
Near miss. They missed each other, but they were very near/close. Of course it was a near hit. If it was a near miss there would have been a collision. One of the peculiarities of the English language. I used to think the same until I realised the word is 'near' and not 'nearly'. In other words it ...Jump to post
Strange this is not headline news on "western" media. Although we are on an airliners forum the loss of human life is the paramount issue. RIP to all souls lost :( Don't care atm about the fate of the plane as it is very sad that in 2018 we are still discussing about militia attacks in th...Jump to post
Draconian measures are required. Unless the homeowners can prove that these properties have remained in the same family since before the airport existed as an airfield (in which case they should be offered twice the value of a comparable house in a non-noise affected area and still get to keep the h...Jump to post
Great kudos to whoever can tell me the type (reg would be nice, but type is all I really need) for a Dan-Air charter? flight from Turin to London Gatwick in the first week on January (probably around Jan 3) of either 1986 or 1987. I'm pretty sure it was a 727 or BAC1-11. Been wanting to know for yea...Jump to post
Surely they don't count ;) Well in this case the OP was talking about a flight to Miami so I suspect US Law would apply for that routing. He was talking NAT-MIA so presumably a Brazilian registered aircraft so US law does not apply under normal circumstances. Gemuser It would still depend if it is ...Jump to post
It's a shame to see some of the changes. I flew Etihad long haul approx 16-20 segments per year for several years, always booked in J, but mainly flown in F. I stopped because I didn't actually have to travel and they stopped offering me incentives to keep my Platinum status (about 2 years ago). I h...Jump to post
Usually the airline especially on long leases. For example SQ owned (and copywrited) their seats so leasing the A380 they installed the seats on delivery and took them all out before handing back the first airframe recently. A bit picky I know but there's a world of difference between copywriting s...Jump to post
I think it is high time this is done. Remember, the corruption around RollsRoyce, and Thai and AirAsia? People responsible need to go to jail. As long as that includes the recipients of said bribes too, otherwise it will achieve nothing. How would you want to achieve putting recipients in [for exam...Jump to post
kiramakora wrote:I think it is high time this is done. Remember, the corruption around RollsRoyce, and Thai and AirAsia? People responsible need to go to jail.
A friend of mine flew BA many years back and got sick on the plane. She said the flight attendant brought some tissues and made her clean it up herself. This news story is comparable to that experience and completely believable. It just sounds like that's BA's policy. Sounds perfectly reasonable to...Jump to post