Thanks retired weasel. Did you fly through the area in a wild weasel? F4 or F18? Are you one of the people who flew at rooftop level?
Will the accident report be released to the public? The pilot must have been flying right into a very bright afternoon sun. I wonder if that was an issue.
Has anyone seen any coordinates of the crash site? I go through that area a few times a year but I can’t pin it down. Sounds like it’s part of Panamint Valley. Is the scenic lookout spot the Father Crowley viewpoint? That’s the only place on the California highway 190 with a parking area. I can’t th...Jump to post
I was on some delayed UA flights last month and the cabin crew checked my gate assignments for me using an iPad or similar device. They were able to check my connecting flights. Not ACARS I presume?Jump to post
Sometimes precheck is closed and everyone has to go to the other line. They may give you some kind of card to indicate a lower level of screening or precheck people may have the whole no shoes, no belts, liquids in the bin, iPad in the bin treatment. This seems to happen to me a lot at LAS. Very ann...Jump to post
Those that are suggesting WN codeshares with airlines on TPAC or TATL routes might consider the implications for the WN free-seating system. This works exceptionally well in the US domestic market and for flights from the US to Caribbean destinations where nearly all the tickets are sold in the US....Jump to post
Most of the "non-sustainable " practices are the things that have won them a loyal customer base.
The use of just 737 is more an internal issue. If and when the airline sees the use of other aircraft to be to their advantage, they can change. I don't think the customers will care at all.
I had two such ground stops in the last 30 days. Both lasted about two hours, one at DEN and one at ORD. Thunderstorms. Both had all airlines stopped; I was on UA. Ground crews don't work outdoors during thunderstorms.
Nothing to see here. Please just move on.
I tried the new Clear for a while because as a customer of the old clear before they shut down I got one month of the new clear free. The old Clear existed before TSA pre-check so it always saved time. Now it seems to save time only if there is a very big line for pre-check. I have found the biometr...Jump to post
Most of the comments about WN codeshares seem to be about advantages to the airline in sales. From a passenger point of view I'd like to see codeshares with international long haul for protection against IRROPS. If I fly RNO-LAS-AKL I can book it all on UA/NZ but there are limited flights RNO-LAX. I...Jump to post
If somebody needs to work while he is eating he's got some serious and bigger problems than having to decide if sitting in J vs. F is better or worse. I guess it depends on your line of work. I do it all the time, but then again, I drive a truck for a living. Buddy of mine is a flight dispatcher, h...Jump to post
My electric car is based in Northern Nevada. Our power is nearly all fossil fuel generated, I think about 2-1 natural gas to coal. There is a geothermal plant around 8 miles from my garage, but it is small. Wind and solar are negligible. Solar at my house is problematic so I haven't installed it yet...Jump to post
Before criticizing the parents, I'd like to see the security videos (they must exist) of the check-in area to see how fast the kid moved and if he was being left alone or not. I imagine it can be as difficult as controlling my dog in a forest full of squirrels. I have seen plenty of bad parenting at...Jump to post
I get upset when someone touts an electric vehicle as cleaner, greener, more sustainable. It depends on where the electricity comes from, and in the US at least, its mostly fossil fuels. My daily driver is a Tesla, but I have some gasoline cars too. I tell people I have three oil powered cars, and o...Jump to post
Can someone please tell me how many gates at TBIT were shut for this construction, and how many will return to service once the construction is complete? It looks like at least one will be lost to the gateway construction. I hope some of the closed gates will be back in service before the MSC opens....Jump to post
The Nevada smoking rule is simple. Any place where children are allowed smoking isn’t. LAS has mini casino rooms. No children allowed in them so smoking is allowed. Slot machines are allowed in public places that are not separate rooms like gas stations, stores, airport concourses but since they are...Jump to post
Chemtrails system contains a heat exchanger to heat towel water. Heat exchanger also adds a perfume and knock out drops, makes everyone go nighty nite smelling good. Is it bad that I went looking for a laugh react? Maybe the chemtrails got to me. Maybe not a dumb question from a doctor. Warm wet cl...Jump to post
So you are presuming LAX probably has some bad problems based on the fact that you had a bad day at MSP and you have never even been to LAX? You can have a long TSA line at any major airport in the country, but before bashing one it would help to have some actual experience. Please try again in this...Jump to post
When the train is done it will probably get much better. At least we can hope. . Sure, but like most Southern Californians I'm guessing that you and everybody else is hoping that others will take the train so that your car journey to the terminal will be faster. I lived there for 20 years growing u...Jump to post
To me the most frustrating part is seeming to always take off on the runway on the opposite side of the airport from my terminal and then landing on the opposite side as well. Seems to be the case almost every time for me. I’m sure there are reasons certain planes are using certain runways, but the...Jump to post
It is probably much worse for some airlines than others - American Eagle flights notably use that godawful "Eagle's Nest" terminal with the bus connection. A couple years ago I flew into LAX several times annually for work, and the first time or two took the EUG-LAX non-stop. Often the ti...Jump to post
I don’t think access is a problem for the theme building. It is a 5 minute walk from most terminals. Maybe 7 or 8 from TBIT. the problem is that it is outside security. Connecting passengers hate to go landside. Departing passengers want to be able to relax AFTER waiting in TSA queues. Arriving pass...Jump to post
Number 1 sounds like the way to get to Oakland airport, not SFO. I recommend 3. Stay in a hotel in downtown San Francisco. More restaurants and things to do. Then take Bart to SFO when ready to leave. BART takes you to the international terminal. The hotels at the airport area are convenient for the...Jump to post
One of the benefits of LAX’s now antiquated design is the short curb to gate time/walk. Moving to the center field concourse adds a much longer walk and TBIT security (I don’t recall if this is being expanded or altered - I’m sure someone will clarify). They’re probably concerned about the inconven...Jump to post
Most airlines really want those change fees. Even when things are starting to go sideways at the airport due to weather most airlines want their change fees to change your flight even if it is running hours late. Unless the flight is cancelled, you have to stick with it. Southwest will let you chang...Jump to post
I don’t understand why anyone is using paper boarding passes let alone “paper ticket” (boarding pass) holders. Something to attach your check luggage receipt too. Printing seperate luggage receipts is outdated, NZ/QF both print it on your boarding pass. Or if using an Moblie boarding pass, it digit...Jump to post
I don't fly TG, but I agree that the earplugs and eyeshades are the things I most often use. Some airline I flew recently (don't remember which one, maybe LH?) came around with a basket of things found in amenity kits and let me choose the ones I wanted. That seems like a great solution for business...Jump to post
Well, this is news to me. I always remembered going thru immigration control when departing too. But I must be confused. I do know that clearing customs is basically non existant compared to others. Thanks so much for the replies, now I feel much better. You might have remembered having your passpo...Jump to post
Researchers at the University of Illinois are working on an all-electric aircraft project funded by NASA. The aviation industry, only born a little over a century ago, is on the brink of an enormous change. While electric cars and the electric scooters are already dotting city streets, planes are p...Jump to post
Check to see if the United 777 for your proposed flight has the updated Polaris seat. I think most do but I’m not sure. It is way better than the LH A380 seat I had last summer, especially if you are alone. All have aisle access. I recommend an odd numbered row window seat.Jump to post
As a 71 year old male the answer is easy. I have to get up to use the toilet frequently. On long haul flights I need to get to the aisle on short notice. If I'm in an aisle seat my attempts to sleep are doubly interrupted when the person in the window seat needs to get up. Paying a lot of extra mone...Jump to post
I still don't understand the need for JFK-AKL non-stop. It would be great for NYC residents, but probably no one else in the Northeast US. From anywhere more than about a 3 hour drive from EWR you would have to take a regional flight and connect at EWR. Most of the leisure market (which I presume is...Jump to post
If you have business in downtown LA it's about 30 minutes of heavy traffic better than the Beverly Hills Hotel. I'd just take a look at some Tripadvisor reviews. If you don't like that one there are several others within a few blocks. Dining tip: To see a bit of LA history try eating at the Original...Jump to post
And I just cancelled a flight for later tonight and got my FF points back and my security fee refunded. I luv swa.Jump to post
A few things I found interesting: 1. They seem to get rid of the 96th street entrance to build T0. Probably this would work because the APM will reduce the bus/shuttle van traffic into the Central area. Getting rid of the traffic light outside T1 would be a HUGE improvement in traffic flow. 2. The n...Jump to post
I looked at the video again. He did not say he was simulating an MCAS failure. He was simulating runaway stab trim which I presume is simulatable because it could happen on older 737s. As I understand it runaway trim is a result of MCAS failure. In any event what he demonstrates is an answer to the ...Jump to post
Check out the Mentour Pilot videos on YouTube. He did one in the last few days where he showed an MCAS failure in a simulator and how a properly trained crew could evaluate and handle the situation. Please don't get into a discussion of how MCAS should or shouldn't work. This was just a demo of the ...Jump to post
In the last 12 months I've used a bus at LAX (at least twice) AKL (at least twice) MUC and MXP. There may have been more, but that's what I can remember. I don't really mind too much. Not only do I get to see the airport up close, but on arrival the bus often takes me closer to the center of the ter...Jump to post
Is that all you will be doing for 10 days in LA? If so I’d stay at the Hyatt regency on century blvd and walk to in-n-out. But if you have other things to do in the area then the question gets very complicated. LA is a huge place with poor transportation for long distances. You will want to stay nea...Jump to post
I have considered a work-around for the times I fly on NZ out of LAX or SFO. I could buy a ticket for some flight later that day on WN. Any valid boarding pass for the day will get you into any terminal. I always get precheck on WN. Then, since WN will allow me to cancel the flight and get the full ...Jump to post
Does a bulkhead bassinet have something like a seatbelt built in? I’ve never looked at one. Would it be a good idea to equip it with a net covering?
Lots of comments above about seatbelts. Any info available in this accident about belt usage? Were any of the injured belted in?