readytotaxi (Topic author), it appears that subject discussion indicates the catering can be accomplished either with round trip catering or by provisioning the catering companies at the outstations with the desired meal items. However, my recommendation is that the next time you travel this route—a...Jump to post
Much of it depends upon what the availability of catering is at the out station and if the available company can meet the service standard of the airline. If not, round trip catering will be boarded at the origin. readytotaxi (Topic author), for the region to which you are referring, "flights t...Jump to post
Quoting IFlyVeryLittle (Topic author), "Are these choices fueled by deep science of historic booking data and other metrics weeks and weeks in advance to maximize equipment usage." First of all, I think the correct terminology would be to "optimize" equipment usage; not necessari...Jump to post
Quoting Starlion (Reply # 2), "The fuel pump pushbuttons don't really have an "on" setting. It's more like "off" and "auto." When the fuel pump pushbuttons are depressed, they are in the "ON" position; when released they are in the "OFF" positio...Jump to post
Quoting Woodreau (Reply # 25), “My fastest turn was 1 minute from block in to block out for the next flight. . .The FO got out, did his post flight/preflight walk around. . .”
Did the first officer actually even look at anything during the walk around?
Quoting VC10er (Topic author), "Today there is no fuel smell at all. How did that change?" During the late 1970s and 80s, there was increased emphasis on environmental issues. Engine manufacturers improved the quality of aircraft engines--designing new engines and modifying existing engine...Jump to post
Lovetravelling (Topic author), based upon your initial narrative of the events and your answer to my question above, my opinion is that you did nothing wrong and I wouldn't give it another thought. Many professions have benefits that come with the job. As an example, I have a relative who works at a...Jump to post
Lovetraveling (Topic author), did your son do anything that would have brought attention to himself? Your story indicates that he did not, but how did the other passengers know he was traveling as a non-revenue passenger?
Quoting 889091 (reply # 20), "Airbii"
The correct word is Airbus.
The aircraft can also be dispatched to another destination in the region to operate a revenue flight. Crewmembers traveling as passengers is very common. In the airline industry--at least in the United States--it is known as a "deadhead" segment and will often display on your duty assignme...Jump to post
Newark Terminal B (B-1 Concourse). I agree with bfitzflyer above, "Oak - stuck in the 80's" and if you take a look at the check-in wing of Oakland, it looks like you are back in the 1960s or so. Although some airports have not been able to expand or construct new concourses and terminals d...Jump to post
pahs2009 (Topic author), with reference to your question, "Was this flight bookable and able to carry revenue passengers?" It depends on the terms and conditions of the charter contract, including who chartered the aircraft, the purpose of the charter, and whether or not there are availabl...Jump to post
Operating into new airports is routine for pilots. However, when flying into an airport for the first time, most professional pilots I know will spend some time prior to the flight becoming more familiar with the environment. Sometimes it's not possible to do so, but if you are able to do this ahead...Jump to post
Airlines use historical data and future projections to determine frequency and gauge between city pairs. This is a coordinated process involving network development, marketing, and scheduling. There are many variables, including whether the city pairs are an O&D market or part of the connecting ...Jump to post
these are all questions that should be answered either in your flight attendant training manual, during the classroom portion of your training, or directly from one of your instructors at the training facility. The procedures, especially number 1 above, may not necessarily be the same at every airli...Jump to post
GalaxyFlyer, yes! it worked like that.
just an additional comment . . .
some companies have changed the terminology from PNF (Pilot Not Flying) to PM (Pilot Monitoring). At the company at which I work, all the manuals were changed from PF/PNF to PF/PM.
Quoting Trimeresurus (topic author), "Wasn't this a lot of work?" No. Everything VSMUT stated above. In addition . . . when I was first hired at a major air carrier in the United States--yes, the era of the 737-200 and DC-9, the initial training program lasted approximately six weeks which...Jump to post
jim, efficient sequencing of aircraft on departure at busy airports is more readily facilitated by proper separation using varying Standard Instrument Departures, not intersection takeoffs. At most major airports, ground control will sequence taxiing aircraft--whenever possible--such that adjacent a...Jump to post
x1234, you should do some research on the West Berlin Air Corridors which were used from 1945 until 1991.
These routes were flown using much less sophisticated navigation equipment compared to what is available today.
just as an addendum to my post above, on the aircraft I fly, the transponders have four positions--SBY,ON,TA,RA/TA. There is no OFF position. Depending on the avionics manufacturer, some transponders DO have an OFF position; however, "Standby" allows the transponder to maintain a "war...Jump to post
No, ON. The following quote is from U.S.DOT, FAA, SAFO15006 dated May 19, 2015, "The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) uses airport surface surveillance capabilities at some of the busiest airports in the U.S. to determine aircraft and vehicle location when they are operating on an airport ...Jump to post
Quoting Lpbri (topic author), “Republic Airlines was formed by the merger of North Central, Southern and Hughes Airwest.” Technically, that’s not exactly correct. Republic was formed by the merger of North Central and Southern on July 1, 1979. Hughes Airwest was acquired by Republic on October 1, 19...Jump to post
N92r03, yes, it is done like that. At the company where I work, in the United States, the ferry trips are built as normal trips by scheduling and awarded to regular line crews--many times it is a reserve crew, but a crewmember with a monthly line can also pick it up as additional flying if schedulin...Jump to post
georgeclarke, I agree with all the answers above. Just a few additional comments . . . With regard to your question, "can anyone shed light on common procedure for when wheel brakes are applied?" At the company at which I work--on the Airbus A-320 series--for a normal landing, it is standa...Jump to post
At the company at which I work, it is always the pilots of the airline who fly the aircraft to the storage facility. Keep in mind, if the aircraft is going into storage, it is still owned or leased by the airline, and therefore, pilots of another company would not be authorized to fly that aircraft....Jump to post
joejohn (Topic author), with reference to your second question: "2) why not put some foam on the ground, or water, before the airplane lands so the landing gear doesn't catch on fire?" The following information is from wikipedia. I don't usually put a lot of credibility into information fr...Jump to post
In the United States, it is not about weather or security; rather, convenience and comfort, even if that is only a perception on the part of the passenger. As a result, while there are some exceptions, even very small air terminals in the U.S. are equipped with jetways. By the way, sdmccray1984 (top...Jump to post
filipinoavgeek, for all the reasons above; this arrangement of parking aircraft was not efficient and did not optimize the use of available space. As airlines continued to take delivery of aircraft and expand routes, airports were not able to expand as quickly and nose-in parking provided additional...Jump to post
Sdmccray1984, with regard to your two questions: First, "Is the wide open tarmac area between T2 and T4 (DELTA) ever used to board/disembark passengers using buses?" In general, no. That ramp is controlled by Delta and even before the flight reductions due to COVID, Delta had sufficient ga...Jump to post
Cardude100000, with reference to your question in the title, "Good time to become a pilot?" Yes, it is. The post from spacecadet (Reply # 5) above is excellent. In addition to the reasons stated, if this is something you sincerely want to do, even if it were not to work out exactly as you ...Jump to post
PennPal (topic originator), I'm not sure this falls into the criteria you are looking for since it is not an airline operation, but for me it was:
U.S. Air Force C-118 (Douglas DC-6), from Colorado Springs, CO (KCOS) to Houston, TX (KEFD).
just to add to what n7371f mentioned above, during the period 1988-1990, American had three or four gates at the very end of the B concourse.
with reference to comments about wheelchair accessibility being better with jetways, I agree that accommodating passengers in wheelchairs is somewhat easier with a jetway and provides protection from weather and ramp operations. However, sometimes proper ground support equipment can help mitigate th...Jump to post
LH707330, reference your question above, "why Airbus did the mid-wing mount on the 300/310 in the first place . . .'
I do not have specific numbers to substantiate this, but my understanding is that the mid-wing mount allowed for greater underfloor cargo capability.
the steering in the Airbus using the tiller tends to be very responsive.
We generally teach new Airbus pilots to think about turning the aircraft by initially applying pressure to the tiller in either direction as needed; not movements; then increase the pressure as appropriate.
Quoting SRQfoxtrot (Reply # 4), "What's a "six-pac" airliner?" Reference to aircraft with "round dials" in the flight deck; generally analog technology. Take a look at a photo of an older airliner; in particular the center display with regard to the engine instruments--...Jump to post
Controller-Pilot Data Link Communication (CPDLC) is used all the time. However, in the A319/320/321 at the company where I work, the communication is primarily via a specific CPDLC display, but communication with ATC is also possible using the CDU. Quoting Trimeresurus (Topic author), "is it co...Jump to post
Quoting topic, "Going out of your way to fly a special type." Yes, of course I have done this, quite a few times, and every time I travel I investigate the possibility of doing it again. Not only special types but I do this on three fronts: - Aircraft - Airlines - Airports Every time I tra...Jump to post
Quoting TTailedTiger (Reply # 11), "What happened with Delta and Pan Am as far as merging pilots? How were the Pan Am pilots integrated once the A310 fleet was replaced with the 767? Did they go to the bottom or were they just given 767 spots?" It doesn't normally work like that in the Uni...Jump to post
Quoting FriscoHeavy (Topic Author), "are restaurants and coffee joints open at airports like DAL, HOU and DEN? *Will be transiting through all of these." FriscoHeavy, since your trip has already started, you've probably already discovered which restaurants/coffee shops are open at the airp...Jump to post
Quoting Woodreau (Reply # 4), "Check airmen degrade the aircraft to alternate and direct law every day in the simulator."
and sometimes even Mechanical Backup Law!
Quoting Boeing757100 (Topic author), "a couple of months ago, they recently started to BOM, so I could see a ray of hope."
How frequently do you intend to travel ATL-MAA?
Quoting Boeing757100 (Reply # 30), "No, I am completely fine with the other Boeings because at least Boeing was persistent and was the actual Boeing back then." What a statement! The actual Boeing back then? Back when? Is the Boeing company that manufactures the 737 different than the Boei...Jump to post