Wow times have changed. VX management would have had the flight crew buy food for the passengers. Alaska too used to be known as having a large amount of spare aircraft in SEA waiting to handle any aircraft out of service. Hopefully management does not just look at this as another good reason to dit...Jump to post
Probably the easiest job in the world. Force Chinese airlines and "persuade" any country under One Belt One Road to order your aircraft even if they need a teardown every 10 flights.
At least their MRO will be productive ish.
Ah, finally the Praetor class is complete with the latest cloaking device.
In theory AS and B6 would be a stellar network combination but this belies the problem over who will run the show and how. AS management is great at running a great financial ship but they now little about competing for premium passengers and even less about setting up and running a TPAC or TATL net...Jump to post
There used to be a thrice weekly 767 300 flight on SFO LIM that ended in 2014, This was ended in favor of more capacity in LAX where Oneworld has more connectivity. The loads were good and LATAM stressed at the time that it was not loosing money but clearly they could make more elsewhere. With weakn...Jump to post
So the net effect is less seats for O&D and more connectivity. I wonder if competitors will jump on the chance to grab local share. WN and AS may want to evaluate their outlook based on the new UA strategy.Jump to post
We have to keep up with the Joneses. Of course the open question is how close are the Chinese and Russians to deployment on a tactical level. There have been talks of eliminating part of the defense TRIAD. Could a Trident size hypersonic weapon replace all of our land based silos. It would save mone...Jump to post
This is likely the beginning, high powered laser components continue to become more energy efficient and more powerful.
China has always wanted a laser based dazzler to cripple an army on the battlefield but from all accounts is wary of the perception that testing and deployment would entail.
Is there any truth to the rumors of a brain drain in Russia? I work with many with advanced degrees who left Russia due to a limit on opportunities. There is clearly an issue in Russian Aerospace that limits their ability to adapt to major advances. For instance Roscosmos does not have a way to matc...Jump to post
Divorced airline executives have always felt this way about sitting next to their family, why would you want to sit next to drama?Jump to post
Hmm it was a shock on the legacy market for transcontinental F/J which took a hard hit with new pircing floors that first were affected by VX and then B6 with an upgraded product.. However in retrospect the damage was only as bad as the response to it. WIll local yields go down, yes, however the cap...Jump to post
enilria wrote:Meanwhile Surf Air is so "successful" they should expand to a new region...
https://www.almanacnews.com/news/2018/0 ... top-flying
flapsdown40 wrote:I won't even ask what happens if the little horse needs to "do its business" in the middle of a flight.
A better tactical move would be to tell QF, either you add the route or we will make AZ fly it!Jump to post
Dual jetbridges did improve boarding times but accidents and the realization that it does not improve turnaround time ended that experiment. Over time there are plans to improve other areas of the airport. Airline industry groups are working on incorporating biometric boarding passes. In addition th...Jump to post
If it's true that AA will move from T2 to T1 when T1 construction is complete, then there could a little surge of AS flights at SFO as they gain a few more gates in T2. It was written into the T2 agreement that AA would move to T1 when development was complete. AA never wanted to move out of T3 in ...Jump to post
The wild card here is the Foxconn development about 20 minutes south of the airport. A $12 Billion investment/20 million SQ foot facility in a partner/supply chain heavy business is putting a lot of unlikely things back on the table. I think the travel boom may be over estimated. Supply chain logis...Jump to post
There was a more feasible plan to build another runway on the north side of Manchester parkway. If memory serves it was to have gone over the golf course.Jump to post
Another monkey wrench when comparing social programs of France vs Germany is the breakdown of population by age. Most of continental Europe has a severe shortage of younger people to support a larger older population. This spiral will be amplified as older voters will likely vote to expand taxes to ...Jump to post
"Italian media claim that Lufthansa has lowered the number of aviation jobs it wants removed to 4,000 of the current 8,400. Previously it had planned on 6,000 redundancies." Even a compromise on layoffs is going to really sting for Alitalia's current workforce. As much as I loathe layoffs,...Jump to post
Pardon my ignorance but is this Southwest's first-ever fatality? *edit, I know the 2005 Midway incident result in one death but it was not a passenger. Due to an inflight accident, yes this is the first. There was an incident in 2000 where an unstable man broke into the cockpit and was subdued and ...Jump to post
If he had never fled he likely would have avoided incarceration like the other employees but he choose to run and made a bad decision worse. Usually the FBI watches the family, I'm surprised they have not tracked him that way. Either he has totally abandoned his kids, or they are frequently on ATL-S...Jump to post
The crown prince loves Gilfoyle?Jump to post
Unless I am mistaken AR historically flew the route with a tech stop in the 747 and nonstop with the 340 but I thought I recalled some tech stops occurring seasonally even though it was listed as nonstop.Jump to post
Pure conjecture but it here are two major things that stand out for me. 1. She never reported the incident to police initially but then once she was presented evidence that Alaska compiled she realized it was rape. She was under the impression that reporting it to AS and the union would be enough. S...Jump to post
Ultimately the parents are best aware of what it takes to calm their children down. My kids are not screamers but my youngest can also be calmed easily with an iPad. It looks like they did not take into account that they needed wifi for streaming, however this is incredibly shortsighted. A prepared ...Jump to post
Technically SFO could, in theory, fill in more land, but the tradeoff is that they must restore an equal amount of wetland elsewhere. The restrictions were made to not seem like outright ban but the effect is just the same. As for the costs in general, I think the outright graft is reaching a tippin...Jump to post
Wasn’t ONT a booming airport at one time? Seems like there is so much potential. What happened? (I’m just looking for a quick summary, not a debate that hijacks the thread). The financial crisis of 2007-2008 hit the Inland empire acutely. The area rode high on real estate values and has taken time ...Jump to post
Q1 generally is the worst month for most transatlantic airlines, especially January. The smart move would be to cut back or reallocate frequencies and ramp back up later otherwise you dig a deep hole that has to be filled by the peak Q3. The issue with LCCs is that there is a huge aversion to avoid ...Jump to post
I would counter that unlike in Europe the US has yet to embrace a tertiary airport mode in a point to point system that Ryanair has championed. Skybus tried but having an author as CEO and using CMH as a hub were huge mistakes.Jump to post
When I was in my youth, IBM annually removed 5% of their white collar people, the least useful 5%. Microsoft had similar termination quotas that severely affected their standing similar to Boeing's issues Management tended to fire those who thought out of the box or were critical of timelines. This...Jump to post
http://www.nj.com/news/index.ssf/2018/01/9_arrested_at_newark_airport_were_part_of_reality.html There are differing stories from TSA and the passengers. The passengers say the luggage was a prototype for vacuum compression luggage. TSA believes that the group were trying to get an IED through. TSA ...Jump to post
Let's act like adults, now my question is what kind of food were they serving on this flight. Did they hand out free Metamucil samples in the boarding area? Is Gate Gourmet having a special on chili con carne? Did they run out of blue juice? How much "displacement" (weight and volume) can ...Jump to post
So they raise money to by the AOC and then surprise they need to back out. I'm sure they gave themselves all a bonus finders fee and will give themselves a good governance bonus as well. At least Avatar airlines branched out into opening up a medical clinic. It was probably unlicensed and would bill...Jump to post
331 days may be the window at which it's possible to book but as they control all inventory they may never release cheap award seats for certain high demand flights. Getting an award is based on how good or bad the inventory analyst is at managing the flight.Jump to post
When LAX wanted to separate the northern runways many NIMBY communities lobbied against it but all this was swept aside when a federal report specifically mentioned that for safety reasons it was necessary to complete. Is there any such clause on filling in the bay that allows for safety considerati...Jump to post
Alex Cruz be like https://i.imgur.com/Fh6TgJt.png This should be the official BA cap! Am I the only one however who sees this as wishful thinking. LCC penetration is increasing and I'm not sure they can put the genie back in the bottle. Maybe Premium options with everything a la carte, but the old ...Jump to post
With JetBlue supposedly starting TATL service from the east coast soon, and if AS should ever start TPAC from the west coast, a merger between the two would truly create a powerhouse of an airline. It would be a blockbuster to see such a combo, with huge transatlantic and transpacific potential. Ex...Jump to post
Is a liberalized air market causing anyone to revisit a dedicated rail link between Buenos Aires and EZE??? how about AEP?Jump to post
While I understand the that many FAs are the authority on many things they should stop on anything not involving inflight service. I don't see this as necessarily a political topic but more of a bossy person not knowing when to keep their mouth shut. Besides many were doing it out of a sign of respe...Jump to post
Perhaps they could market it like Ryanair would, as Lakeland - Orlando West/Tampa East AirportJump to post
highflier92660 wrote:It should be noted that Tommy Lee and Pamela Anderson's sex tape was made a long time ago when both had many less airframe hours and cycles.