jetwet1 wrote:Humans suck
D L X wrote:FYI - AA's webpage says AA1334 is awaiting takeoff at the time that I write this.
Loads have been averaging in the low ~70% which is better than LH has been doing by about ~10%. They seem to be performing best out of all the long haul international carriers at SJC (along with ANA) so I would be surprised if they were at risk. The Lufthansa flights are only averaging 10% load ? T...Jump to post
Economy on the other hand... no . They don’t have to go above and beyond completing the normal services while maintaining safety and security. Btw, why are people so preoccupied making threads regarding FAs? So the lesson seems to be that passengers should just barge into the galley area and pour t...Jump to post
I’m just a regular guy who flies coach nearly all the time. I don’t ask for anything and don’t expect the FAs to do anything for me except perhaps smile a bit more. I have on occasion flown business/first class on US domestic and notice that, not surprisingly, the level of attention from the FAs is...Jump to post
FAs are not there for your service! The whole role is about being there for your safety and security. That means, they are not there to help you stow away your bag, they are not there to get you a drink when you push the call bell. Stop being so lazy and get off your backside and get the drink your...Jump to post
I definitely think the public needs a better understand of their importance, but I also think it's understandable that they see them primarily as a service, not a safety thing. Generally, if you see a police officer or firefighter or paramedic, it's because something bad happened...as great as it is...Jump to post
By "salad" do you mean the mayo-based kind of salad? If so, I'll pass.Jump to post
My one medical diversion was on this route with this airline a few years ago. I can't give the Alaska crew enough credit for how they handled the situation on my flight, and I imagine they did the absolute best they could on this one. Never an easy task and I'm sure it will stick with them for the r...Jump to post
So the three largest cities in the country have the three largest numbers of passengers...Jump to post
What is the connection with WN1380 though? Could something have happened with the 737's engine at LGA such as debris flying off to cause the CRJ to lose a wheel? Absolutely - debris from one aircraft can cause damage (sometimes significant) on an aircraft departing (or landing) after it. Concorde i...Jump to post
Spacepope wrote:GalaxyFlyer wrote:How’d they know the wheel came off? The only indication was the ANTISKID-INOP posting on the EICAS.
My guess would be by someone seeing the big wheel bouncing happily down the runway....
You would assume the communicator is the PNF, and that the captain would be flying, but in an emergency like this, it's not entirely-clear how the captain chose to divide up the duties. The other pilot sounds younger and a bit more tentative than the female, who is very authoritative and just sound...Jump to post
Not funny. I lived through a plane crash about 6 years ago and lost two of my friends in the process. I've had panic attacks on planes since then, though I've gotten much, much better over the years with therapy and regular flying. Though for me, I panic silently. But it's not funny, it's real, and...Jump to post
Airports ike ORD and SBN were open and the flight could have easily been diverted to a close airport to MSP. I personally am in disagreement with this. Diverting back to origin makes more sense to me. At least then you have some people who are home. Divert to somewhere that isn't the origin or the ...Jump to post
Aren't they late to the party? Amazing how much more quiet it is concerning Allegiant since the pilots got a new contract. Hell, look at how quiet it's been here on A-Net since labor peace was reached. When us their expose on the sexual exploits of one of their own, Mr. Rose Well, their fleet age i...Jump to post
Does TK count as a European airline? I believe they fly to Comoros and Somalia. I didn't count them as a European carrier, I classed them as one of the ME3+1... prepare for the debate of whether TK is European or not :white: That's pretty retarded. Just because IST is on the eastern fringe of Europ...Jump to post
Norwegian is in the news for stranding customers at LGW for 24 hours. The last thing they need is more operational meltdowns. And apparently first aid is a premium service according to a passenger that had cut his finger. 'When I asked if they had a first aid kit with gauze in it, I was told that t...Jump to post
If you buy cheap.....that’s why I don’t fly these shitty airlines like ryanair, transavia,vueling.....I don’t mean any offense but thats my opinion I've flown all three of those airlines and had no issues - 4x flights on Ryanair, 2x on Transavia, 1x on Vueling. Flew Virgin Atlantic once and had a t...Jump to post
The strong reason is that people enjoy it, no? The same reason we have IFE. poor comparison. a high % of aircraft have no IFE. IFE doesn't play a role in notable pax conflict. lots of other transportation seem to be fully acceptable without the sale and promotion of alcohol. it isn't necessary. And...Jump to post
Did she really think that fall was gonna kill her ?? The Uganda hospital finished the job .. but still ... its not that big a drop to the ramp out of a 777 door. At best she was gonna just get really hurt. 5m/16ft drop, possibly head first, on to solid concrete. Let me know how that feels when you ...Jump to post
Can someone explain where this is coming from? Why is there such a huge demand to travel to Ethiopia of all places? They are starting ORD as well. A couple of things: 1) Business ties to Ethiopia are growing as the Ethiopian economy continues to grow 2) There are a good number of Ethiopians around ...Jump to post
I just flew on an AA S-80 to MKE on Sunday. That poor plane's interior has been completely neglected, completely filthy carpets, walls, torn seats, etc. They've been that way for several years now, unfortunately. Even as an AA EXP, I do my damndest to avoid those things...the maintenance delays are...Jump to post
BC77008 wrote:sw733 wrote:Noise wrote:
We'll see if people have the same opinion when it's human remains
If I was human remains I would be thrilled to be flown all over the globe one last time!
Noise wrote:Like any other item of cargo, this happens sometimes.
I'm surprised there hasn't been one given how long they've been at MSY They've been at OKC and TUL almost as long, and have ~600 people at a call center there. Still no Oklahoma One Every time I look at the WN route map it always surprises me how much service they have at both airports - especially...Jump to post
I always wondered why St. Louis didn't have an NBA team (they had the Hawks a long time ago). If not St. Louis why not Kansas City. Missouri can support, two MLB teams, an NFL franchise and an NHL franchise. You'd think the NBA could fit in there somewhere. Memphis and Oklahoma City have the NBA, b...Jump to post
Flydubai announces daily flights to Kinshasa starting from April 15. http://gulfnews.com/business/aviation/flydubai-to-start-flights-to-kinshasa-1.2173623 When do they get the MAXes? They'll need them if they're interested in making the route nonstop in the future. They've already started getting t...Jump to post
drdisque wrote:Obviously DRC is being protectionist of their own longhaul airline that flies to Europe.
"Ever" is a long time. But I don't see it happening anytime soon. Comparing PVD to JAX is a bit unfair. PVD is able to grab people from Massachusetts and Connecticut, in addition to Rhode Island, who may look for a cheaper flight to Europe. Plus, the aircraft that serves PVD from Europe ca...Jump to post
Bumping this and stealing a link from another poster (dc10lover): https://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/china-airlines-now-planning-daily-service-between-ontario-and-taiwan-300587162.html?tc=portal_CAP Looks like the demand exceed expectation and they are planning to go daily on this route. CI i...Jump to post
Wow 8 hrs in a nb is going to be rough... maybe long range nb isnt that great of an idea afterall... It is more about the chair you are sitting in, which can be the same as in a WB. I think it depends on the person. I've flown the (I believe now defunct) Privatair IAH-AMS flight on a narrowbody and...Jump to post
anplatinum wrote:Broome, an hours bus ride from DCN, also has lots of accommodation. Also Broome airport has a 7700 ft runway which would have been adequate to land an A330.
I suspect the contained single engine failure wasn't catastrophic, as some passengers were reported saying, and given that circumstance, Alice Springs has accommodation to cater for the passengers until replacement aircraft arrives. Yep, this is what I would expect. Unless it's a "get down IMM...Jump to post
NoTime wrote:Not that it'll change any minds around here, but...
If a stowaway, one would assume Philippines and China may be the most likely candidates based on nonstop destinations from HNL. But, as mentioned, could come from anywhere, even within the US. Also, we have seen cases where the body doesn't come out on the first flight...for example, the stowaway cl...Jump to post
Good to hear that NK is striving to make improvements to be more pax happy and reduce the effects of the ULCC stereotype. But the 28-inch pitch is enough to keep me away. The few times I've flown them, I've always popped for the Big Front Seat and still come in cheaper than any other airline. Haven...Jump to post
So excited by this that I saw the announcement, immediately checked my schedule, and just now booked myself on the first MCI-KEF flight! Selfishly, I am so happy it's Icelandair instead of WOW... Never thought I would see the day! Dumb question but does MCI have catering facilities that can prepare ...Jump to post
It's for Spring Training for Major League Baseball. Interesting. I wonder - are there other routes like this that exist just for spring training? I know PHX has both A's (in Mesa) and Giants (Scottsdale) spring training Half of MLB does spring training in the PHX area. The other half has spring tra...Jump to post
A couple of points to make: 1. It's always interesting to figure out how something like this happened. A lot of factors need to line up before an aircraft takes off with someone onboard who shouldn't be. As others have noticed, the Gate Agents have to slip up somehow, but once onboard the plane, th...Jump to post
The Walking Dead is perhaps the single best example of this in recent times for me. As echoed before (but I must put in another vote because it's just so bad) - the show used to be phenomenal, but holy cow it is just the same crap over and over and over and over. At least that's what I hear - once t...Jump to post