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
Heavy sigh. You do know that the judicial branch is not, in any way, under the control of the executive, right? For that matter, if (as exists in your alternate reality) businesses could materially affect the outcome of a bankruptcy case in a way which was outside the law, do you really think that t...Jump to post
If the bankruptcy filing was so kosher why was the law changed to prevent it being used in such a manner again ? Precisely to prevent the lawful, but offensive, use of contract rejection like it was used in the CO bankruptcy, ever again. Had the rejection been "unkosher" (an informal, but...Jump to post
By the way - " He drove up the stock of several airlines with significant share purchases during feigned take overs then cashed out as competitors raised their offers. " That's what happens in every attempted purchase, of any business, when there's more than one suitor. Wouldn't Lorenzo be...Jump to post
I won't try to convince you, because you aren't interested in observing facts. But, for the record, I don't "admire" Frank Lorenzo; I despise him for many reasons. At the same time, I am not reciting commonly-held (but false) statements about him. Continental was in profoundly bad conditio...Jump to post
Since Southwest is a low-cost carrier, they don’t pay the air construction fees that the others do, so they’re relegated to the backroads of the air traffic network, with more potholes and such. Their higher fleet usage also means they don’t have time to inflate the wings as much, which can result ...Jump to post
I flew on them once - RT to Los Angeles. Service was exemplary, a great experience. All except the way Chuck Norris (across the aisle from me) left his fingernail clippings in a pile on the leather seat. That was odd.Jump to post
Now, if only Braniff's management had possessed the foresight to file an 11 proceeding while still possessing enough cash to operate, perhaps we'd be talking about Braniff in the present tense today. T'was not to be. -- Folks can rag on a Francisco Lorenzo all they like, but it was the financial wi...Jump to post
IIRC, after CO's second bankruptcy, CO switched to the PE AOC. It's that AOC that UA operates with today (while using UAL's MOC). Naw, it's CO's AOC. Originally, it was PE's AOC. When CO emerged from bankruptcy the second time, they gave shares in the "new company" (new CO) to the credito...Jump to post
Trans-Texas / Texas International operated the very first DC-9. Delta put the first DC-9 into service My reference is steeped in ambiguity; TTA was not the first airline to operate the DC-9; but they ended up operating the very first DC-9 built, after Douglas had completed its flight test regime an...Jump to post
No realistic solution should ever include as a potential outcome the possibility that the gate in question could be returned to WN, period. WN should never be allowed to grow at DAL beyond their current gate footprint. The remaining gates should be unassigned common use gates available to anyone ex...Jump to post
rbavfan wrote:DarthLobster wrote:Did you ever hear the tragedy of Darth Lorenzo the arrogant?
LMAO. Good way to describe it,I mean him.
If memory serves me right, when Lorenzo merged Continental into Texas International the TI operating certificate was the one used for the merged airline. I believe that when United and Continental merged, that same operating certificate is what the merged United flies under today. IIRC, after CO's ...Jump to post
Now, if only Braniff's management had possessed the foresight to file an 11 proceeding while still possessing enough cash to operate, perhaps we'd be talking about Braniff in the present tense today. T'was not to be. -- Folks can rag on a Francisco Lorenzo all they like, but it was the financial wiz...Jump to post
My first airplane flight was in 1962 on a TransTexas DC-3. We flew from San Angelo to San Antonio. Nothing more impressive to a young boy that those radial engines starting up with a whine and then huge belch of smoke. When we landed in San Antonio, there was a BOAC de Havilland Comet sitting there...Jump to post
WN also operates the world’s largest fleet of 737s and some of the oldest 73Gs. We’d expect more 737-specific incidents on WN. But all of the other combined operators haven’t experienced what WN has with their failures. UA and AF experienced similar failures on different engines. If those two airli...Jump to post
Southwest DOES NOT make engine to cause engine failure. Southwest DOES NOT make manufacture for window to cause crack window! Please STOP negativity labeling Southwest. Window and Engine are completely different company who made those manufacture. You guys are all wrong! Q Southwest did drag it's f...Jump to post
Why would WN automatically get DL’s existing gates? What if DL wants to keep them? Also, why does B6 get its own gate? Couldn’t wn get that one and B6 moves to common use? Why would dl flying much fewer flights out of aus deserve more gates than wn? B6 flies up to 11 flights a day during peak seaso...Jump to post
I am tolerably confident that there is but one of me, since my father left this earthly realm. I googled myself, and found: me, my business, my father's obituary and some oblique references to my business colleagues. Also found a testimonial to my dad in the imdb record for a motion picture that was...Jump to post
There is a Beechcraft which I frequently flew, a sweet bird, smooth, fast, well-sorted. Tragically, the plane crashed, with all aboard (4 people) killed. I did not know the pilot or pax, was told good things about them. The plane? Just a machine, true, but one which took my family and me on many mem...Jump to post
Flaps wrote:How many engines have disintegrated on WN now ? Where is 60 minutes???
Watched it. Minimal substance, blatant hit piece. Dating myself, but do we remember 60 Minutes and their hit piece on Audi, principal information provided by plaintiffs' lawyers? Or the report about Chevy truck gas tanks in which, because repeated efforts at getting a truck to catch fire failed, the...Jump to post
This has actually been discussed in "liberal" media like Air America and MSNBC and SiriusXM Progress and Thom Hartmann but, because they are hated and "fake" news, we need to be outraged now because........? We should be outraged because the practice is outrageous? As for the ab...Jump to post
I say, call it "Canada 3000."Jump to post
Profoundly early to speculate, but it's an Internet forum, so speculate we shall. Frozen/blocked pitot tubes (and flying in those conditions w/o pitot heat, that's a given, the conclusion bolstered by the DFDR report data), yields unreliable speed information. Like AF447, without the red-herring (an...Jump to post
For reasons of logistics, I would like very much to use this airline to fly from Tucson to Austin in April, because they are the only airline that has a nonstop link between Tucson and Austin. The interesting question is, should I take a chance? Will they be around long enough for me to reliably boo...Jump to post
That is damned strange. No TFRs which might apply (my first thought was a launch of some sort over in NM, but nothing apparent). No meaningful holds or delays applicable to Denver, and besides, that would just mandate a delayed takeoff, not an indirect routing. Altitude's normal, so nothing there. I...Jump to post
With you. My Mom reached this stage - her lungs too far gone to carry her - and we had to pull the breathing tube. She was gone in a couple of minutes, and my sister and her friend (a dear family friend) sang to her as she slipped away ("Someone to Watch Over Me"). My father was there as w...Jump to post
Well, I fully expected hotels in town London to be costly - but I guess the cost of hotels in Austin (my most-frequent overnight destination, for business reasons) has me immune from price shock. Looks like very nice rooms to be had for around $225.00. My child bride has nixed staying at the airport...Jump to post
With the limited time available to you, a journey into central London might be a waste of time. I prefer the idea of fetching up at a small hotel in Windsor High Street, within walking distance of Windsor Castle.....i.e. directly opposite Plus Windsor has more to offer than just the castle. Try Mac...Jump to post
So, looks like there is no hotel *at* Terminal 3 - at what Terminal should we expect to arrive on the BA flight from Basel? I am assuming we'd be better-off at an on-airport hotel, than off-property - right? Just looking for simple logistics (and "cheapest" is not the first consideration -...Jump to post
The laser-focus on quarter by quarter financial performance has become a serious problem at many publicly-traded companies, and I suspect Boeing is no different. Between the unhealthy inbreeding between boards of directors, and the equally-unhealthy linkages between short-term financial performance ...Jump to post