Experts in my country, the Netherlands, have stated many times that face masks don't provide extra security. Nonsense. You are either mis-representing your "experts", or quoting non-experts. The experience of the rest of the world is against your statement. Absolutely not. Our prime minis...Jump to post
Nothing. I’m not irrational. I’d be more willing to travel if things just went back to normal, just as it was 3 months ago. All these false sense of security measures airlines are implementing are turning me away from flying. They in no way make feel safer, because I’m not any safer. It’s just like ...Jump to post
Sorry if this has been posted, but check out the design on the future central tunnel https://gordonhuether.com/news/additional-gordon-huether-artwork-to-be-installed-at-slc-intl-airport/ Looks kind a hybrid of the tunnel at DTW and ATL (between A & B) Also, I heard the tunnel that is opening th...Jump to post
While I don’t disagree that QF may well end up with 2 789 sub fleets I think the A351 will replace it on several current routes in time like PER-LHR and possibly DFW which up till now atleast was an A380, MEL-DFW will likely still happen in time which may need an A350 plus an A350 ex SYD. I honestl...Jump to post
I just ran some numbers through my my models and the 77L taking a 40t payload out of JNB direct to ATL would require about 309t takeoff weight (looks to be about the limit looking at the ACAPS takeoff chart) and would burn about 117t of fuel over the course of about 16:08. Assuming that the A350 we...Jump to post
For the 777-200LR: http://www.boeing.com/resources/boeingdotcom/commercial/airports/acaps/777_2lr3er.pdf See slide 44 for altitude of 6,000 ft, the maximum takeoff weight of the 777-200LR is 705,000 lb or so (I'm eyeballing). So there is a reason DL did a morning takeoff as slide 45 shows us a hot ...Jump to post
Another consideration, given some aircraft that have a 20 knot tailwind for landing, is tire speed. Most heavy jets have tire maximum speed in excess of 230 kts ground speed. Where "on time performance" is so important, and a tailwind landing can accomplish this, the tailwind landing is a...Jump to post
Closed? No. But no, they are not being regularly used.
Operations are taking place on the east side of the airfield at present. Well, most of them. I’ve heard that some freight ops are still departing and such from the west side, but for the most part, only the east side being used at present.
Sooner787 wrote:Has the Max 10 had it's first flight yet?
I'm assuming Boeing would keep it low key ( employees only)
Zeke is incorrect on that aspect. DL does not have 'upgraded' engines. They use the standard GE-110B. Could they have upgraded to the -115B? Yes. But they didn't, so they are using the stock 77L engines.Jump to post
There is a reason/are reasons why DL used the 77L on the routes up until this point. We do not know those reasons, but clearly the 77L was the better plane for the route while they were in the fleet. Now, this could be based on performance limitations of the A350, because maybe the 777s were paid o...Jump to post
So I guess the consensus is the A359 can fly the mission with somewhere around 30T of payload. That would be full pax and bags and may be a bit of cargo. Fuel burn savings are roughly 20-25T better than the 77L although the 77L can probably carry several tons more payload. Based on those numbers it...Jump to post
You have not specified what actual payload is. Average? Some real life examples accompanied by weather conditions? I also don't think it would be really revelant to this discussion. For a number of reasons. First day-to-day it will change, together with pressure/wind/temperature. The difference cou...Jump to post
Some very good points on the last couple of posts. Thanks for sharing that information and knowledge.Jump to post
Does anyone have some figures about the actual payload numbers for this route using the B77L? You have not specified what actual payload is. Average? Some real life examples accompanied by weather conditions? I also don't think it would be really revelant to this discussion. For a number of reasons...Jump to post
Last time looked at 777 loads out of JNB they were very ordinary, they would be limited by tyre speed. An A340-300 easily lifting more revenue payload than a 77W. As the A350-900 has much better runway performance compared to a 777 I would have expected it to be somewhat better than a 777 with payl...Jump to post
An in-ground pool a few months ago. North of $125,000 once you factor in pool furniture, landscaping and trees. And we have a winner! Hope you or someone in the family uses it OFTEN. :crossfingers: My boss just told me he was gonna go in as a partner in a 1984 Cessna 421, but elected not to because...Jump to post
Back in 2004 I flew on an MD-80 with American from DFW to LGA. We cruised at FL 250, yes only 25000ft. I think that the reason for that must have been high head winds at higher flight levels. Well this was 16 years ago, I barely remember. DFW-LGA is eastbound and therefore, you almost certainly had...Jump to post
People like non stops, but 18 hour non stops moves you into another territory altogether. Polls so far have shown extreme length non-stop flights to be popular with a very small demographic 21 -28-year-olds . Outside of this demographic, the popularity of these extremely long flights wains consider...Jump to post
Sunrise is a great idea, direct flights, what better?. However, it will fail and fail badly. I say badly because it is going to be a very costly exercise for Qantas. After 12 months or so people will just stop booking those ultra long haul flights. Early feedback from the passengers is not good. Bu...Jump to post
Not completely surprising: https://www.dallasnews.com/business/airlines/2020/04/09/timing-and-size-of-new-terminal-f-at-dfw-airport-in-doubt-with-historic-disruptions-to-air-traffic/ Plus..... prudent to pause and wait until they know what AA's future is. Figure they file BK and emerge a smaller ca...Jump to post
And buying a few extra planning/construction years as far as demand goes is probably not a bad thing. DFW was nearing capacity without relief in sight. This allows for a little catch-up time. But in the grand scheme of things will be just a blip on DFWs long term needs and plans. Yes, this is just ...Jump to post
And buying a few extra planning/construction years as far as demand goes is probably not a bad thing. DFW was nearing capacity without relief in sight. This allows for a little catch-up time. But in the grand scheme of things will be just a blip on DFWs long term needs and plans. Time to think abou...Jump to post
GalaxyFlyer wrote:Yikes! It gets that foggy there?
I was clicking on random flights today on FlightRadar24, and I came across Qatar #777 DOH-MIA, an A350-900, cruising at 43,000 feet. Out of curiosity, I checked the service ceiling, which is listed as 43,100 feet. However, for the A350-1000, the service ceiling is 41,450 feet. I was wondering what ...Jump to post
This situation isn't really comparable to SARS, or H1N1 - this is much, much bigger, and the affects are going to last well into next year. We are seeing airlines accelerate the retirement of aircraft which were due to be retired within the next year or so - KL with the 744s, TS with the A310, AA w...Jump to post
Could some passenger jets still fly without passengers, at reduced frequency? It's my understanding that belly freight is very lucrative, and some models such as the 777 can carry a huge amount. So, for example, BA could consolidate the freight from a couple of their JFK flights into one aircraft w...Jump to post
Aircraft are routinely ferried well over their max range by use of in cabin fuel tanks. Mokulele use to ferry Caravans from Hawaii to California with fuel tanks installed in the cabin. More fuel tanks actually make it more impressive since it more weight No, not at all. You have more fuel weight, b...Jump to post
Ronaldo747 wrote:Regardless of this premium heavy config it will be not enough for a reasonable, secured year-round transatlantic range.
People are exaggerating everything.
No closures here and both my wife and me have had multiple Citicards each (personal and business), along with personal and business Barclays cards.
There is more going on causing people’s accounts to get closed down.
From what I understand, cargo pays like shit. Yealds are really low. This is exactly the reason most LCCs aren't interested in cargo. It increases the aircraft weight and therefor fuel burn and it takes time to load and unload which increases turnaround times. That would cost so much money that the...Jump to post
Maybe I'm in the minority here, but while I love the idea (and have done similar things myself), if you can't afford it (meaning $200 is a stretch for you), then the answer is no, don't do it. If blowing a couple hundred bucks is no big deal and you'll never miss it, then yes, it's a great idea. By ...Jump to post
I was waiting for a lavatory to open. It was on a Wizz Air A320. Since I had a window seat somewhere else and all seats were occupied it would be not logic to wait in the front path. Because I don't want to be a obstruction for the cabin crew I decided to wait in a corner. Quite a no brainer since ...Jump to post
From anecdotal evidence, CPT is doing well. The flight was essentially full a couple weeks ago. That doesn’t indicate profit, but my inkling is that it’s doing well. JNB is high, but they could take off when it’s not hot. JNB-EWR is also about 500 miles shorter than to ATL. I think the 789 or 77W co...Jump to post
I had not seen this posted yet. I have no opinion on the matter, but since it's aviation related, I thought I'd share and people can discuss as they see fit.
https://www.yahoo.com/finance/news/mala ... 58547.html
Wouldn’t it have made more sense to charter a 737-200 or a 737-200ADV and take advantage of the extra two rows of economy seating and the extra 750-1000 nautical miles of range? How much more expensive is it to charter a 737-200 compared to a 737-100? Did the Phoenix Suns have to make multiple tech...Jump to post
The overhead bins on the A350. An overall great aircraft, but Airbus, even in their newest plane designs, can't hold a candle to the overhead bins of the Boeing planes (737 Sky Interior, 787, 777, 747-8) regarding spaciousness and size. I flew the A350 a couple of weeks ago and an otherwise wonderfu...Jump to post
To help bring in even more Revenue and make more Profits? No. If it was that lucrative, they'd focus on it more. The topic is discussed all the time on here and the consensus is that for most airlines, cargo only makes up about 2-3% of revenue. Nothing to sneeze at, but nothing earth shattering eit...Jump to post
I don't really follow your question. If the A380 was different in way like you speculate in your post, it wouldn't be an A380 anymore, it would be a different aircraft. Besides, you cannot dismiss the aircraft's shortcomings just like that: they ARE the root of the aircraft's problem. The A380 was ...Jump to post
IAHFLYR wrote:My guess is random, but no clue why or how the flights are selected for Terminal B. I know the day before our arrival from MXP last August the flight arrived Terminal C, but the next day we parked at Terminal B.
No, extremely unlikely it will ever be found. Amelia Earhart and her airplane have never been found with certainty, isn't that true? In her case, a small plane but in a much smaller area of search? I can imagine that better detection methods may someday be developed, totally automated and running a...Jump to post
deltaffindfw wrote:I wonder if they will actually have a ‘terminal’ with check in, baggage claim, etc. or will it be a ‘concourse’ connected to D.