<i>How many high capacity ultra longhaul routes do you know that can't be filled by A.) Current 744s. B.) 777-200LRs (albeit with less capacity. C.) Baseline A380s.</i> Not that many. Which is exactly why I think Boeing would be wasting money to develop a new 747 variant. I think the 400ER will be a...Jump to post
I haven't flown a 737NG to date, but I can say that I much prefer NWs 320s to its 757s, and its DC9s. It is noisy right around the engines, but all planes are noisy, so it makes little difference. You'll also probably hear a noise that sounds like a wounded dog coming from the hold. It's only the hy...Jump to post
<i>Last time I checked, there was nothing confidential in a Triple Seven flightdeck.</i> Especially with a popular plane like the 777, you can learn as much sitting in your chair at home as you can during a flight deck visit if you have a good quality simulator, available for about 30 bucks. Why den...Jump to post
Or better yet... What about a very lvery last flight on Concorde only for a.netters ?? LOL
Dibs on the cockpit jumpseat.
I don't think you'll see <acronym title="New York - John F. Kennedy International (Idlewild) (JFK / KJFK), USA - New York">JFK</acronym>-<acronym title="London - Heathrow (LHR / EGLL), United Kingdom">LHR</acronym>. Virgin already operates the 346 to <acronym title="New York - John F. Kennedy Intern...Jump to post
Yes, it's about time, but this guy is biting off way more than the country can chew financially. One cannot fight a constant war, send people to a different planet, and cut taxes at the same time and hope to remain with anything to keep quality of life in this country (which is already going down) a...Jump to post
As far as I know, there are the typical cruise speeds: 0.92 Citation X (test-flown to .98! WOW!) 0.85 744 0.84 777 0.82 A330/340 0.80 767/757 (sometimes .81) 0.79 A32X and 737NG (can go up to .81 or .82, but not that efficiently) 0.77 older 737s (anywhere from .74 to .79) and of course, 2.02 for Con...Jump to post
Slamclick, thanks very much for the explanation! So, if I understand correctly, the fact that the drop in fuselage area caused by the hump tapering off offsets the wing-to-fuselage attachments makes the 744 more efficent? In that case, what do almost all other planes do (like the 777 and A330) to mi...Jump to post
Airbus has made sure that airports will be able to accomodate the 380 (with a few exceptions *coughcoughLAXcoughcough*), so I don't think that will be a problem (I think <acronym title="Newark - Liberty International (EWR / KEWR), USA - New Jersey">EWR</acronym> is on the list or ready or will-be-re...Jump to post
Fastest civilian aircarft built these days is Cessna's Citation X, crusies at Mach .92!!! <br><table align=center border=0 width=500><tr><td><center><font color="#EEEEEE" size="1" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva"><a href="/open.file/479680/L/" target="_blank">View Large</a> <a href="/open.file/479680...Jump to post
My Swissair flight from New York to Geneva was once postponed until the following morning because a pilot was not available. On the way back, we learned that the reason he was not available was that he had been arrested in a New York nightclub for "indecent exposure."Jump to post
<i>I have seen many people rush for the lav when the seatbelt sign is turned on for landing, and seldom are they told to sit back down.</i> Running back to the lav is one thing. Standing outside the flight deck door is quite another, even if there is a bathroom there. What are the security officials...Jump to post
Boeing should have never closed that line in the first place, but that said, I still don't think Frontier will get any 757s, new or used. They seem to have decided to go all-Airbus, and I think they'll stick with that. Though if they really want to expand transcontinental routes, maybe the 321s aren...Jump to post
<i>Boeing order?? Perhaps a 737-900X. If it can operate with pax and freight loads on long-hauls out of <acronym title="Las Vegas - McCarran International (LAS / KLAS), USA - Nevada">LAS</acronym> and <acronym title="Phoenix - Sky Harbor International (PHX / KPHX), USA - Arizona">PHX</acronym> in th...Jump to post
They're going to have to get more room at <acronym title="New York - John F. Kennedy International (Idlewild) (JFK / KJFK), USA - New York">JFK</acronym> in the near future. Terminal 6 isn't that big, and I'm sure it's getting crowded. It's also the worst one at <acronym title="New York - John F. Ke...Jump to post
Also, sometimes the USA seems terrified about terrorism, and thats exactly what the terrorists set out to do. If you let them scare you away from flying, then you might aswell let them win.
Unfortunately, I think you're exactly right. We are doing just that. How I wish you were wrong.
There's a difference between forming large groups and forming a line for the restrooms. I should hope both the US government and the airlines realize this. Though it sounds ridiculous (and it got a few "they can't be serious" laughs when it was announced on a flight I was on recently) I'm sure this ...Jump to post
With regard to question 2, I think that after 9/11 the US got its act together with airline security and immigration, and that terrorists would now find it exponentially harder to get onto a plane with anything that could do damage, or even to get into the country at all. So the attention turns else...Jump to post
Reading this, I couldn't help have the thought that the crew could just announce that there was an air Marshall onboard the flight so that even if there wasn't, any terrorists would think twice about trying anything. Just the possibility of it might be enough of a deterrent. I just think guns and pl...Jump to post
I was 9, and flew back from Paris to New York (might have been Newark) on Air France. I didn't much appreciate my parents doing that to me. I got stuck in one of those supposed window seats on the 747-200 that didn't have a window, and I felt really cheated. And bored. They took me to see the flight...Jump to post