Here’s where it can come in handy. Early morning marine layer, clearance to on top, cancel and go direct or hold onto your clearance in case you’ll need it later. Cruise clearances, ops in uncontrolled airspace, position reporting, contact approaches and climb in VMC are little taught or experience...Jump to post
Thanks all for the scoop. I can at least hope the Club World upper deck will be reasonably pleasant. Only BA flight thus far was Basel-LHR, and when I saw that "Club Europe" was coach with a tray on the center seat, I was... underwhelmed. Service was pleasant, though, and that's something ...Jump to post
Meanwhile, good-paying entry-level jobs, jobs with free training and great prospect for stable and higher-paid earnings, go wanting.
No one really wants to work anymore.
The construction trades are begging for bodies, to no avail.
The less tax extracted (at all levels), the better-off we will all be. If you focus on tax "breaks" for corporate ratepayers, you're missing the big picture. We tax too much. Way too much. And, our tax code is laden with complexity and agenda-driven favors. It is an unsavory and ethically-...Jump to post
Collective bargaining and the right to organize are critical components in private-sector business - but labor union representation of public employees is an entirely different thing. There are solid and rational arguments for completely eliminating public-sector unions, but absent such elimination,...Jump to post
The problem, simply stated, is that congress continues to spend more money than it has, and there is no way we can tax our way out of the issue. Both political parties are complicit in this scam, and the productive class (an ever-shrinking proportion of the country) cannot sustain it. Cannot. Every ...Jump to post
Who says there is going to be a post Trump era? I think the Republican supporters here will agree with me, it's time to do away with Democracy and make trump the eternal leader. Let's have a show of hands among Republican supporters here for that! Joking is all well and good, but you can't mean thi...Jump to post
... 2) Let me fix that post for you: "Without America providing support on the Western front for the back half of the war, the Brits for breaking the enigma code and defeating Hitler in North Africa (among many other things of course), the French for maintaining a fierce resistance behind enem...Jump to post
Agree as to 1 and 2; my biggest complaint about the President is his Tweeting habit. Others disagree, but that's how I see it. NB: on item 2, it is a two-way street, and the press needs to do its part. The working press are allowing themselves (or, perhaps, choosing affirmatively, the effective diff...Jump to post
I flew 'EMC Tucson - Austin a month or two ago, and while they ran a little late, it got me there. Folks were nice.Jump to post
My rarest airliner flight was on-board a Caravelle, ex-Alitalia, from Guayaquil to Quito, on SAETA. Plane was threadbare, but spotlessly clean, excellent service (passed around a dish of home-made candy!), very comfortable and quiet as could be. There was a live turkey in checked baggage - in a burl...Jump to post
Sadly not gone yet. In which state is discrimination on the basis of race lawful? Please, be specific, so w can learn something new today. --- As for WordPerfect, it ain't dead yet, especially in the legal market. Now in version 16 (I think), fully supported, a vastly superior word processor to Mic...Jump to post
The Air-Britain book says the PA order was in 10/52, for three Comet 3s and seven options. Mexicana ordered three 4Cs in 10/59, so probably no connection to PA's order. Ah! I stand corrected. Had read about the connection somewhere, but it was perhaps written by someone more ignorant than I (an imp...Jump to post
In connection with an upcoming trip to Tallahassee for a funeral (my wife's grandmother passed away at the remarkable age of 111 years and six months), I booked round-trip tickets for my wife and myself, DFW to Tallahassee, and round-trip tickets from Austin to Tallahassee for my son, with him conne...Jump to post
Legal racism as to Black persons, mainly in the SE USA. Sadly not gone yet. In which state is discrimination on the basis of race lawful? Please, be specific, so w can learn something new today. --- As for WordPerfect, it ain't dead yet, especially in the legal market. Now in version 16 (I think), ...Jump to post
There are several 737-200s based at my home field, KADS (North Dallas), one in executive trim, others cargo.
Bearing in mind just how ubiquitous the 727 once was, it's amazing how few one sees now.
Beechcraft V35A Bonanza. I'm slightly jealous. The BE35 is a great looking aircraft! It ain't new, but it's mine, and it beats golf or chasing women as a hobby. Plus, I've made the best friends a soul could ever ask for through flying. You'd be amazed how nice a Bo you can get for small coin if you...Jump to post
To be honest, I don't think all that much would change, other than an increase in WN frequencies.
AA wouldn't bother, Delta might add a few (but not much), and I expect Alaska to bail soon.
You might see an outlier or two, maybe Allegiant. Not Spirit.
Maybe Denver is OK for connecting, but as a destination airport, I have seen none worse! There is nothing about the arrival experience that doesn't suck at Denver - you have to ride a train to get to baggage claim (and yes, I know Denver's not the only airport with this ludicrous design choice, but ...Jump to post
Beechcraft V35A Bonanza. It is ten years younger than I and, thus, is not an "old" airplane. I tell myself this. Very fortunate to have a wife who enthusiastically supports aircraft ownership. I have not had a new car since 2001 - my car budget goes into things like hangar rent, maintenanc...Jump to post
Donald Trump was not my first choice in the presidential race, there is much about him I would wish to be different, but in the overall analysis, for a lot of very good reasons, he was a profoundly better choice than Secretary Clinton. It has been said, "never wrestle with a pig in the mud-the ...Jump to post
...I think they should’ve close that airport down DAL years ago, but did it hence the thing we have now. You're joking, right? Utterly apart from airline service, Dallas Love Field is a critical airport to the area, employing many thousands. It was a vital airport even when DFW was new and we had o...Jump to post
I can't help having the impression that, ina properly-designed airport, these electric taxi concepts area solution in search of a problem. You're never going to be able to justify the substantial weight penalty of carrying around an aircraft-mounted solution. The airport-based concepts all have logi...Jump to post
Nice deal for Bombardier. A shame they lacked the financial stability to stay the course independently, but the combination with Airbus makes good business sense all the way around, for all manner of reasons already cited. Fact is, no Airbus partnership, and these kinds of commitments would never ha...Jump to post
From my observations (admittedly, more focused on the business jet side of the business), Embraer has a culture of excellence, in design and in support, so I hope Boeing is wise enough to honor and leverage that culture, and the engineering expertise Embraer brings to bear.Jump to post
I get it - it's their carrier, and they can do as they wish. Too, I guess I should have done the research and known about the charge before booking, but I'll admit it - it never occurred to me that an airline would charge for selecting seats when a Business Class booking is made. It will. of course,...Jump to post
Belize - busiest airport by far is in Belize City, while the capitol city is Belmopan.Jump to post
1986, Cancun, Q Roo (CUN/MMUN), had DC10 service, Mexicana from DFW and from PHL. No jetways (heck, not that much of a terminal). Hard to believe, but you could tell when a plane arrived, because some buses would show up at the (very few) hotels, and you could tell if it was the Philly flight from a...Jump to post
First booking ever on BA - and I find out that, having purchased three Business Class ("Club World," I believe they call it) tickets, at a not-inconsiderable price, I must pay an additional $108-$155/seat to select seats in advance. Well, I admit to being impressed. But the impression is n...Jump to post
Actual damage was from hail - flight crew unable to see through windshields at all, and requested tow from runway to gate. Ground crew (fire rescue) also reported radome damaged, no other damage (but it was night no cursory look, so who knows). Flight crew reported no medical required immediately fo...Jump to post
The key to their success will be a good code-share.
Maybe with Braniff?
Small to large: Beechcraft 17 ("Staggerwing") Beechcraft BE35 Bonanza (my bias is obvious, she's what I fly) Cessna 310 (Q, R models) Lockheed L1649 Constellation DeHavilland Comet TU114 (in the air; looks goofy on the ground, but that's not where it lives, is it?) Sud Caravelle (so French...Jump to post
There has been no material change in the health care system, but be assured, the ACA was designed to fail, and fail it has. Access to health care is vastly worse now than it was before, and it gets worse before we can hope for better.
As for the "racist" tag, it is inapt.
LH982 wrote:smokeybandit wrote:There's gotta be a joke about TSA being fake security somewhere.
The problem is that it's not a joke.
Yes there is a reason why the airport is capped at 20 gates. And yes there is a reason why Delta should be accommodated at Love Field even Herb said so! The circumstances have significantly changed in the DAL/DFW market since the 5-party agreement was negotiated, including the following: ⋅&nbs...Jump to post