Well Southwest could never go international because they do not serve food, and use the 737, which is very economical and which works for them because they fly alot of shorter flights and get those planes back up in the air better and faster than anyone. It's what keeps the fares low. I don't think ...Jump to post
Now that's my kind of fleet!! No scarebuses and those ERJ-145s and 739s are Awesome!!!!!!
Transsexuals? Let's be honest, men prefer attractive women, I myself prefer the Lara Flynn Boyle look, nice slim brunette. 28-32 with a nice disposition who knows her job. I must be lucky I have flown alot and have never had a nasty <acronym title="Safair (South Africa)">FA</acronym>. Once again my ...Jump to post
That is a SWEET deal. I would take that in a heartbeat..I will be learning to fly Pipers in the spring to learn. The Aer Lingus deal is better!!Jump to post
Jet Blue is nothing but an airline that had the luxury of a ton of capital and Airbus willing to bend over backward for them. They have done nothing that any other LCC has done. I love Southwest because they have figured a way to have low fares, huge turn over in their planes and keep them flying wi...Jump to post
He didn't care about Eastern, his <acronym title="Calm Air (Canada) and Abu Dhabi Amiri Flight (United Arab Emirates)">MO</acronym> was to buy struggling airlines,(Due to deregulation) and bust the union so he could pay his employees nothing, take away benefits and then compete with the discount far...Jump to post
No the Machinists did not kill eastern, the union did what it was there to do, fight for the rights of its employees, Lorenzo wanted big pay cuts and they would have no part of it. Lorenzo wanted to get rid of the union from the beginning. So he could bring in $7 an hour workers with no benefits and...Jump to post
Enter Frank Lorenzo in yahoo and it brings all the articles up, what he did was basic, he bought struggling airlines once deregulation hit and the LCC carriers started to sprout up. He used bankruptcy to get around unions and then bought Eastern and tried to strong arm their union, which backfired i...Jump to post
I am surprised he didn't get a beating once he reached the authorities in Brazil, I am so sure he would of after that stunt. People in Brazil have gotten worse for less..Especially being a Yankee. He got away so very easy, I think the only thing that saved him was the fact it was so public and on th...Jump to post
Here ya go, this says it perfectly. It's people like him that ruined good airlines.
Not sure about Pan Am but Frank Lorenzo singlehandedly destoyed Eastern. My dad had 25 years with them when it all went bad. Shame, that was a nice airline.Jump to post
Do they fly 757s over the Atlantic? I would be nervous, 747 for me!! Do they fly routes in the north of Brazil to <acronym title="Miami - International (MIA / KMIA), USA - Florida">MIA</acronym>? I had to fly to <acronym title="SATA Air Azores (Portugal)">SP</acronym> from Natal, then get on a 767 t...Jump to post
Pilot kaz, talk about cramped quarters!
Have to go with the 747!! Luxury!!
Ages 6-7 are not infants and usually never cause any problems on flights, I started flying at that age, Dad worked for Eastern and we flew to Mickey Mouse every year, L1011, loved that plane. Infants that are crying can be disruptive but there has to be a better way. My dad used to bring me into coc...Jump to post
CNN Headline news ran the story of Duffy today and flashed his picture, he looks like a real punk and white trash, he probably doesn't realize how lucky he is, I have been to Brazil twice, and they do not screw around, I would never want to get on the wrong side of the law there. I remember in Natal...Jump to post
I would say that years ago FAs were more expected to be attractive. These days there are more male FAs and females aren't expected to be great looking. I find that brunettes that are attractive and professional on flights to be the best, really don't need to see the barbie doll type. Varig has some ...Jump to post
I usually plane watch, walk around. Get on the cell with my travel advisor JK, he knows everything of every airport and airline. You also have to watch the occasional hot girl that walks by..
Your right to be mad, but if you are in the right they can't do anything, I plan on spending this Monday at <acronym title="Bullhead City - Laughlin / Bullhead International (IFP), USA - Arizona">IFP</acronym> and will probably get hassled more but they can't do a thing, I was at <acronym title="Las...Jump to post
That is <acronym title="British International Helicopters">BS</acronym>, I get the biggest hassle at <acronym title="Bullhead City - Laughlin / Bullhead International (IFP), USA - Arizona">IFP</acronym> all the time, but the truth is they can't do a thing to you, if you are outside the fence you are...Jump to post
Exactly, it is sad, the ice on the <acronym title="Air Canada">AC</acronym> meant nothing, if they had advanced that throttle they would have been fine. TLC had a much better show on that crash, they go into it alot deeper and bring out that the crew was scared to be flying in that weather, had no e...Jump to post
Oh yes VRG772 Brazil's prisons have to be the worst in the world, Mr. Duffy caught a huge break. His actions were atrocious to say the least, my hats off to that couple that seem to have dealt with him quite well. Doesn't help USA-Brazil relations that are strained since this fingerprinting nonsense...Jump to post
Any Boeing aircraft. The 747 is probably safest for travel across the Atlantic, with 4 engines you would be fine if something happened to one or two..Jump to post
I feel (and you can hear on the CVR) the Captain was basically scared throughout the whole take off, once the got the plane airborne he was even more scared as he was most likely praying that plane climbed out of the storm. Given this he wasn't in a state of mind to process any info given to him fro...Jump to post
I like Varig, great service, though they need to work on their on time record, it's not so great. 6 flights and all late, some over an hour..Jump to post
Oh gotcha, my bad. Must of been an interesting flight. They made it to Boston they were tied 1-1 first periodm last I saw..Jump to post
Well there is your problem right there, try AA's redeye's I hear they are good..Jump to post
EWR? I thought he said Republic airport, which is a cool little airport even closer than ISP..
Never seen an MD-80 there, got to go there with my camera in the spring..
Yea LAX makes sense, I tell you their Islip operations seem to go very smoothly, you really need that chaos you get in that episode were people start getting angry. Keep watching!!Jump to post
I love it, I didn't think it would be good but after watching it I am hooked. It is great to see when the real problems arise how people deal with it.. I wonder is Southwest has any plans to use its <acronym title="Islip - Long Island MacArthur (ISP / KISP), USA - New York">ISP</acronym> terminal fo...Jump to post
Exactly, no cold weather experience at all, plus in the History channel episode they didn't tell you that the Captain tried to back the plane out of the gate using reverse thrust which sucked snow and ice throughout the engine and the sensors, which is why they thought they were taking off at full p...Jump to post
ATR? Oh my, make sure it's above freezing when you fly! 777 is the only plane I have never flown, sounds like a great plane!! I like the <acronym title="Air Madagascar">MD</acronym>-11 pretty nice comfortable, quiet ride. The L1011 was a nice ride as well, as for late I have came to love the 737-900...Jump to post
We <acronym title="Air Vallee (Italy)">DO</acronym> honor these people, why must it brought up all the time? Every time something in the media surfaces we have to have a big thing about how they are not getting honored. Let these poor souls rest. The media and government have no right to release thi...Jump to post
My God, you don't not want to ever find yourself in a Brazilian jail, by far the worst in the world. This person is lucky he is just getting deported, he should thank his maker. As for babies on flights, you can't discriminate against them, but they do not belong in first class and parents should th...Jump to post
Thank God for people like Lenny Skutnik, Gene Winsdor and Don Usher, three true heroes.
God bless them!
I sleep suprisingly easy on overnight flights, if you can't sleep you are not going to find much. after the FAs serve any late meal or snack the lights go out and that's it. That's it, close your eyes and get some shuteye!!Jump to post
JetBluefan, I don't fly them because I will never get on a scarebus and they really don't service much of what I need. They don't fly out of Islip and their non-stop service to <acronym title="Las Vegas - McCarran International (LAS / KLAS), USA - Nevada">LAS</acronym> from <acronym title="New York ...Jump to post
Man, was that pilot error or what? I have seen it a dozen times but I may watch it..
Any pics of the color scheme?, that orange is quite UGLY!!!
Probably just call them, and ask them..
As long as their is LCCs we can fly them,we don't need trains and buses..
Support the troops..
There is a yellow ribbon on my front door!!
God Bless America!!
N102daman is right, LCC are what they are, I try to use them when I can, but flying out of <acronym title="Islip - Long Island MacArthur (ISP / KISP), USA - New York">ISP</acronym> and <acronym title="Bullhead City - Laughlin / Bullhead International (IFP), USA - Arizona">IFP</acronym> doesn't give ...Jump to post
Well I am going to have to go small here, I have just started interest in flying and will probably fly in a Piper Tomahawk for awhile, but I sure wouldn't mind an EMB-145, those little birds are cool!! Ride nice too, after I can manage that then my dream plane would be a 747, my favorite plane.Jump to post
Hey Mikesairways, it is not that remote here!! Hehehe, Isn't that terminal funny, it is so small! I love the baggage claim, its just some metal thing that they ground crew come over and unlock the gate an throw your luggage on, can't be more than 20 feet long. I love it here though, it is my third w...Jump to post
Sorry to say they are not heroes, I know they are your co-workers, and did their jobs with pride and conducted themsleves like professionals while dealing with a tragedy, I applaud this. The word "Hero" is thrown around too loosely in this day in age. I don't have to leave anything alone, I am not t...Jump to post
Oh Boy, looks like I will stick to Continental for my <acronym title="Islip - Long Island MacArthur (ISP / KISP), USA - New York">ISP</acronym>-<acronym title="Las Vegas - McCarran International (LAS / KLAS), USA - Nevada">LAS</acronym> then! I saw the passengers when my friend flew Southwest from <...Jump to post
I have flown to Brazil twice from <acronym title="New York - John F. Kennedy International (Idlewild) (JFK / KJFK), USA - New York">JFK</acronym>, I know it's a long flight from <acronym title="Miami - International (MIA / KMIA), USA - Florida">MIA</acronym> as well but what this idiot did was out o...Jump to post
Helps you remember? You do not need to hear anything, no answering machine messages, no voice mail. God, I know a man who spoke to his daughter who was above the fire after the second plane hit, we don't ask him what she said, we respect his privacy, my God for you to say that listening to a voice m...Jump to post
Your not a hillbilly, your smart, ATRs scare me to death, I really hope with the emergence of EMB that the ATR will get phased out. There is white trash on alot of airlines, Southwest is no different. Southwest is still tops in the LCCJump to post
Thank God someone here is making some sense, I can't wait till their planes aren't new anymore and the honeymoon is over. They will be fighting for their lives like all the other carriers. I still choose Southwest if I had to fly a LCC..Jump to post
Teva, You took the words out of my mouth, This is not going to accomplish a thing, I can be a terrorist and the government would never know it, I said it before and I will say it again. Give the pilots guns, equip all planes with those doors, put an air marshal on every flight and screen every passe...Jump to post
LGA has improved, it is still a terrible airport in my opinion but for shuttles it's good, I used to fly the Delta shuttle from <acronym title="New York - La Guardia (LGA / KLGA), USA - New York">LGA</acronym> to <acronym title="Baltimore / Washington - International (Friendship) (BWI / KBWI), USA -...Jump to post