Seen plenty of landing gear cams before, but never one from this perspective.
Figured some of you may enjoy it!
I am personally still a bit sceptical about the ULR concept wasting so much payload capacity to lift fuel. Why? Have you not been paying attention for about the last decade, as airlines (with the markets to support them) have more or less mastered the concept? SQ's chairman called its ULH routes so...Jump to post
zeke wrote:LAX772LR wrote:Has Airbus even confirmed that there'll be such an aircraft?
"True long range leader flying up to 9,700nm***"
gatibosgru wrote:Cannot wait to see it in full Qantas colors!
Hmm, odd, I don't know why this post disappeared as it doesn't violate any TOS (and if so, I'd like to know what)... but here's the recap, in case that was a mistake: order A350-1000ULR's. Has Airbus even confirmed that there'll be such an aircraft? Thus far, the only thing official that I'm aware ...Jump to post
ULR has proven to be a graveyard of loss-making routes and aircraft types. People here love to parrot that, but it simple DOES NOT reflect reality. There's well over a dozen airlines flying twice as many ULH (15hr+ blocked flights, if we're to go by Boeing's C-market definition), yet most those wer...Jump to post
The sugar sand beaches and crystal clear water are unmatched in the US, and the area almost has a Caribbean feel to it. I want to say it's a best kept secret, but when I see all of the multi-million dollar homes in the area, I think otherwise. You're not wrong. In the decade since I've moved to SoC...Jump to post
I think it comes down to revenue management rather than aircraft capability. :checkmark: Though, the two are pretty much hand-in-hand. SQ themselves said, the main reason they stuck the standard A359 on the LAX and (initially) the JFK routes, was because demand for daily cargo was so high, that it ...Jump to post
I will not quote anything not in the public domain but suggest you wait a few months as I have a hunch(maybe more) you will be proven wrong about the 283t variant and DL. Unsubstantiated presumption for the win! :roll: DL doesn't even bother prioritizing the route for the 280tonne birds, which they...Jump to post
LAX772LR wrote:Can't imagine what the prices are like today.
People are not spending thousands of dollars on a family trip to the Panhandle. Full stop. Middle class is not a stereotype, it is the truth. Instead of writing "full stop" (as if that means anything), perhaps you could share a source of financial data, that gives you that impression? Can...Jump to post
This is a sign the KE-DL Pacific JV is going great. I have always said ICN aside from HKG is the best Asian transit hub serving destinations from HKT and DPS to RGN. Once the COVID situation in China improves it will be great as KE is the foreign airline that serves more Chinese destinations than a...Jump to post
(1) Old news. This went public last year. Airbus is just getting around to updating their site. (2) DL hasn't even selected this option in their current nor incoming birds, so not sure why they're being brought up, save for this site's ridiculous obsession with A359s somehow struggling on LAX-SYD, e...Jump to post
With EWR and JFK both flown by the ULRs, what are the other cities that will retain them? Are there enough for LAX and SFO or would SFO be dropped? Pretty sure they are flying with the standard A350 with the 280T one or more of those cities. The standard A350 certainly has flown to JFK and LAX, but...Jump to post
BA returns to LHR-MSY today, with both the J and W cabins full, and the Y cabin at approx 70%.
Also, The Club MSY announces that they're lengthening their hours to 9pm, sufficiently to cater to BA's premium pax if such a partnership is announced (which I'm guessing will be the case)
From a pure professional point of view, quite why airlines let a plane with passengers on board see a sight like that is beyond me. It certainly creates a bad impression, regardless of what the situation *actually* is. what's funny is that the aircraft from the flight I posted, departs at night.......Jump to post
AA from MIA-GIG in February 2021: https://scontent-lax3-2.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.6435-9/152613228_10113986855361765_5719651878142175106_n.jpg?stp=dst-jpg_p526x296&_nc_cat=111&ccb=1-5&_nc_sid=825194&_nc_ohc=yDtIn_Is8C4AX-doCxe&_nc_ht=scontent-lax3-2.xx&oh=00_AT9y7ZgU_kITyJIFyyc__t5...Jump to post
Yeah, this seems unnecessary because HKG has probably permanently lost a lot of importance not just in business, but also air traffic (cargo and passenger). They certainly haven't lost their moxy when it comes to cargo... 2021 was a busier cargo year for them than 2019 was, leaving them still world...Jump to post
In August of 2021, QF had Airbus bump the MTOW of several of their A332s to 242tonnes (the type was originally ordered at 233T) making them 16hr aircraft, which is way more than enough for LAX-BNE, even with some cargo. Is that 242t weight actually confirmed? I know they bumped up the MTOW but neve...Jump to post
I’m not sure it’s “perfectly” capable though is it? Delta’s A332 was frequently weight restricted on SEA-HKG which is shorter. With weaker demand it probably doesn’t matter, but I don’t think it’s ideal. Yes, the aircraft is perfectly capable. In August of 2021, QF had Airbus bump the MTOW of sever...Jump to post
Does anybody else find these cry baby aviation snob attitudes just as obnoxious as people who travel like idiots? . :checkmark: :checkmark: The problem is airlines save huge amounts of money forcing passengers to carry their own bags to the plane rather than have to hire expensive union labor to do...Jump to post
NolaMD88fan wrote:but traffic levels still remained 40.9% below 2019.
Airlines should charge a hefty fee for overhead carry ons and allow checking for free. The current incentive is entirely backwards for a smooth boarding process. :checkmark: :checkmark: :checkmark: BEEN saying this. This cargo bay is for everything-and-the-kitchen-sink; the overheads, are not. Exem...Jump to post
but how does a judge from Florida have the authority to decide that? You're missing a key word in front of "judge"....... the continued testing requirement - especially for fully vaccinated people. I'm kinda surprised that hasn't been challenged, as it functions as a barrier to entry for ...Jump to post
:shakehead: Nope, the airport had paid back its debt to the FAA/DOT by the time of the closure. That's not quite the end of the story. Chicago had accepted GRANTS from the FAA for improvements to the field - those grants had length-of-operations requirements. Not that Daley cared - he was spending ...Jump to post
Granted, I'll see for myself in a few hours... but now that the DL SkyWay is partially open, is the large SkyClub open now too? If not, does anyone have a date for it? How many A380s operate to LAX at the moment and will other airlines add until the end of the year. Emirates, QANTAS, and China South...Jump to post
The airport had clearance from the Federal Government to be used for public transportation; you cannot just destroy such infrastructure without warning and in the dead of the night. The requirement is 30 days' notice, with a then $1K+10% penalty for each day of notice not given. The City took an ac...Jump to post
factsonly wrote:DEL #12
Because of the COVID pendemic in China, the first Asian airport is presently HND at #25 !
And in the case of the VW scandal, the engg manager in charge was produced in shackles in court and sentenced to 7 years in prison. A bit more difficult to do in this case, as many of the decisions and decision-makers who led to the tragic events, were in the McNerney era. Muilenberg, incompetent t...Jump to post
lightsaber wrote:Please post a source for factual information. Otherwise, we must treat as copywrite infringement.
A large proportion of HKG’s freight travels as belly freight, which had its capacity slashed. Clearly not enough to make a difference. Also, for much of the early through mid pandemic, many (through granted not all) of those widebodies were still flying, not only with freight in the belly, but also...Jump to post
Amazing HKG held on to the number one spot for cargo. Why? Their cargo component (both O&D and transfer) is almost entirely international, the one segment of the industry that was doing great (and in some cases, better) throughout the pandemic. And with only the flight crew (if at all) subject ...Jump to post
Ooops. Yes. :) We heard from the DoJ, FTC, European, and other international enforcers. And the funniest part is, contrary to AvGeek lore, the DOJ does not have any direct power to stop it. Whether the merger is permitted to commence, is the sole discretion of the DOT, not the DOJ. All the DOJ can ...Jump to post
This likely reflects change in travel patterns to outdoor destinations during COVID. More like LAX isn't receiving its typical massive influx of international traffic, which not only functions as traditional O&D, but very often "double counts"... because that traffic will fly, for exa...Jump to post
Isn't this somewhat similar to the uncontrolled pitch issues with the 777X a while back... suddenly/mistakenly switching between modes (thought at altitude, not at takeoff)?Jump to post
Who again is going to be launch customer for the -XLR?
gatibosgru wrote:What makes an XLR so different from a crew operation go the regular NEO?
I feel like the more significant indicator of airport importance on the global scale is combined passenger km's, giving international gateways the recognition that they deserve as opposed to these domestic hubs that really don't have an international impact Why? I mean, if we're to logically define...Jump to post
and to a lesser extent in the case of MIA, Mexico In the event you're assuming MIA is low on Mexican traffic, you might be shocked. While it doesn't have anywhere near the destination count as say, IAH; for much of the 2000s and even into the 2010s, it was a larger Mexican gateway due to gauge size...Jump to post
Impressive for Orlando considering out of all the airports on the list they did it with virtually no domestic wide body service except during holiday rush periods. Meh. MCO had DL and HA with scheduled domestic widebody service, the occasional widebody from NYC/DFW/IAH, as well as transborder wideb...Jump to post
I know that SQ in Canada has been political, historically, which would lead me to believe that ORD would come first, but I could be wrong. Agree with you here. But then again, Canada raises a stink when it's something AC would otherwise be primed to compete thereupon (e.g. DXB). Their 77Ls and prob...Jump to post
Any word on the resumption of SQ's long-dormant ORD services (last operated via AMS with a 77E) or the addition of a YYZ? The reason I ask, is due to an obscure interview about a year ago, where the current chairman mentioned they planned to resume all former N.American routes, including some that m...Jump to post
PhilMcCrackin wrote:What am I missing here with the cargo movements? PHX has over 1000/cargo movements/day? That doesn't sound right.
Yes, but LAX slipped even more No surprise, seeing as is has such a massive international component. Same for JFK and SFO. Of the USA's big-4 directional gateways (NE, SE, NW, SW), Miami was spared the most. I'm guessing the domestic traffic from AA's buildup, plus B6 and F9 entering, helped. no su...Jump to post
Thought I would add the list for those who don't want to scroll through the link: Also worth noting from the articles is the ACI's expectation that large domestic markets (US, China, etc) will likely recover to 2019 levels by the end of 2023, with primarily international-component markets (e.g. DXB...Jump to post