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.
IAHFLYR wrote:Many UA international flights will arrive into Terminal B.
I’m sitting here in the EWR Terminal-C United Club and see several United flights docked over in Terminal-B. I was just curious, is there any rhyme or reason for which flights dock there? Are there certain flights from destinations that arrive there or is it luck of the draw when they arrive? Cheers,Jump to post
EWR-CPT is nearly 600NM shorter than SFO-SIN, so range likely isn't the issue. Right, which is why I asked about CPT-EWR (westbound against the wind), which can see flight times over 16 hours. I’m curious about the numbers. JayUnited - I’ll be on flight 1123 tomorrow (Feb 20th departure). I’d love ...Jump to post
Would a flight such as EWR-CPT be carrying enough fuel to divert to Port Elizabeth or Durban if for whatever reason, it was determined at the last minute (again, say 30-60 minutes) CPT was below minimums or the runway was no longer available due to a disabled aircraft, etc. CPT RW01 has Cat3B, so w...Jump to post
GalaxyFlyer wrote:60 minutes out, those airports would be within range, just about overhead JNB or BFN. From EWR, they’d look at Windhoek. Once you start descent, the options get fewer, unless the remaining fuel was planned for an alternate.
Paging JayUnited! :D You are very informative on this forum and thought you could provide some insight. I was hoping you could share some of the technical data for the United 1123 (CPT-EWR) flight as you have for the SFO-SIN, IAH-SYD, etc flights. Things such as: -Take off weight (and how close it i...Jump to post
As we approached Cape Town (CPT) today, I began to wonder about alternate airports in case of bad weather. I get alternate airports in route, but let’s say the weather turns foul in the last hour or so of flight. Where would the plane divert to if it couldn’t land? I’d doubt there would be enough f...Jump to post
As we approached Cape Town (CPT) today, I began to wonder about alternate airports in case of bad weather. I get alternate airports in route, but let’s say the weather turns foul in the last hour or so of flight. Where would the plane divert to if it couldn’t land? I’d doubt there would be enough fu...Jump to post
Your baggage receipt has a number on the bar-code . You can track your bags on the airline website using your baggage number (I assume QR - https://haqiba.qatarairways.com.qa/Haqiba for missed/status of baggage) Thanks buddy. Unfortunately, it didn’t give me any info when I checked it. Fortunately,...Jump to post
Is there any way to confirm at DOH in the morning when we arrive for out next leg if the bags made it to DOH and/or on the next leg to CPT? Your gate agent for the CPT flight should be able to confirm it. Thank you. I asked the check in desk at the airport and she confirmed they were present ‘and a...Jump to post
Just a bit of a rant. We flew DFW-DOH leg today and continuing onto Cape Town in the morning (approximately 15 hour layover). We intended on just sending our luggage to DOH, picking it up and taking it to hotel. At check in, we were informed we had to send the bags all the way to CPT, so we were tho...Jump to post
Nope, all of PHL's terminals (which are really concourses) are connected post-security. :highfive: Now I just need to make sure I find some decent eats, as I'll be there for a couple hours... There is a food court between B and C (or Is it C and D). I can’t remember off the top of my head; I just k...Jump to post