As I said in my reply to N353SK: If this is a common practice then I stand corrected. Nothing unusual then for a EK 380/777 Captain to become a DL 320/737 First Officer. I learn something new every day. I hope I didn't come off as harshly as some of the other replies. The key to understanding is th...Jump to post
NW tríed ELP-MSP and failed... about 3 hrs maybe a little more, on a cramped crj (who likes to fly on acrj's for more than 3 hours), why did't they try at least a DC9-10, maybe they would have done better. ELP needs better airline service overall, depends too much through connections at DFW, PHX or...Jump to post
It was never going to take off so kudos to the pilots for doing what they did and not further endangering the flight. I still would like to see that they did their preflight checks and listen to the cvr. If that indeed did check out how does the linkage bend as bad as the photo shows? I mean the st...Jump to post
Totally agree! To see such mindless malice, hatred and naivety coming from pilots is deeply disturbing.... What business are you in by chance? If you worked in an industry where your salary was based on longevity versus many where you can change jobs and keep the same pay or get an increase you mig...Jump to post
Go Jet was brought on line during the BK dark days of the legacy carriers struggles. There were a lot more moving parts in the industry back then. Also Go Jet was a pariah amongst its peer group ; other regional pilots. If you read a few of the pilot forums you would see them saying the same things...Jump to post
You say Major U.S carriers but what about NK,F9 or G4? Seems that no has said yet that they are better then Norwegian . Maybe that shows something...... With the exception of first year FO pay Spirit, Frontier, and Allegiant all pay more than Norwegian is offering to fly the 737 Max and also guaran...Jump to post
What a load of rubbish has been posted in this thread. Anyone who thinks an airline wouldn't hire a pilot simply because he or she has previously worked for Norwegian has completely lost the plot. Get a grip. I couldn't agree more. Besides, Norwegian is just as bound to the US laws out of their US ...Jump to post
What a load of rubbish has been posted in this thread. Anyone who thinks an airline wouldn't hire a pilot simply because he or she has previously worked for Norwegian has completely lost the plot. Get a grip. No, that's exactly what's going to happen in the US. These guys working for Norwegian are ...Jump to post
Just look at the Alaska route map. Any city that Delta doesn't currently fly to that Alaska does is a prime target. Actually, no. The fact that an airport pair can support demand/fares for one carrier doesn't mean that it can support two. More capacity can drive down fares below acceptable threshol...Jump to post
I did not mean type as in type rated, but more in the fact that anyone with PIC in a jet is going to be highly desirable in a few years regardless of background. The days of airlines being able to be overly selective will soon be gone. Dont believe me? go dig around the FAA website on airman certif...Jump to post
Hello everyone! I've need a visitor to Airliners.net for a very long time, but never posted anything. Well I snapped these pictures while taxiing at PHX the other day. I realize the photos are not of great quality (phone is all I had with me), but this looks like a Martin 4-0-4. And it does not loo...Jump to post
If they're that dangerous, ban they from flying period, passenger plane or cargo plane... A quick search for "phone fire site:avherald.com" will reveal quite a few incidents. And that's just the reported incidients involving phones. There's also laptops, wireless headphones, bluetooth ear...Jump to post
Putting lithium batteries in your checked luggage as opposed to you carry-on luggage is actually a violation of the IATA Dangerous Goods Regulations. As RJ is an IATA member they should not (willingly) allow passengers to put the lithium batteries in their checked bags.. Martijn And what's going to...Jump to post
Some airline needs to take the USDOT to the IATA or ICAO arbitration panel, as they are being asked to violate regulations set forth by the IATA. Since when does some BS international organization have authority over a sovereign nation. If a foreign carrier doesn't like it, they free to not come to...Jump to post
As noted in another thread, Ultimate Shuttle, operating out of Cincinnati Lunken, has one E135 and is looking for more. Other operators gaining ERJs include CommutAir, ViaAir, and JetSuiteX. Not sure where the aircraft are coming from specifically, but there are at least a few operators who see ong...Jump to post
Skywest should purchase mesa. I agree. I think Mesa would be a good fit Skywest. Given if it was absorbed into Skywest. They fly the same planes and already share some bases. Regional airline consolidation is something that I believe is inevitable . No reason to buy Mesa, simply just be able to sta...Jump to post
AWACSooner wrote:After all the labor and financial woes they've had in the past decade, how on earth is Ornstein still running that show?
You really think guys at Mesa or Republic are gonna have an easy time with nothing but possibly a couple letters of recommendation? I'm sorry I don't share that optimism. Ideally everybody would move on to a legacy or a decent LCC but we all know that is not always the case. Be it for personal or p...Jump to post
Lol, yea just call up Delta and say "Clear a spot for me! I'll be there to start on Monday!" The point is, it isn't as easy to leave even if you wanted to. It took me over 6yrs to leave despite applying everywhere I could, attending job fairs, networking, etc. It's not like that anymore. ...Jump to post
32andBelow wrote:bigb wrote:Most regional FOs are now making more money than Mesa right now. That is ridiculous.
It's ridiculous that anyone is staying.
It will be very interesting to see how the RJ market develops. Scope is the reason why I think Bombardier is actually in not a bad position even with the CSeries fiasco considered. Management have their back against the wall, and the mainline pilots have no reason to provide any more scope relief. ...Jump to post
In the US I've met 'junior' (by seniority, not age..) first officers flying for regionals who were struggling to make $1500 net (after tax) per month and were on food coupons and welfare. Fortunately the respectable regionals have gotten away from this. It's not uncommon to make 50K or more a year ...Jump to post
With respect to weather, would a Major M80 operator have attempted this action? Why or why not? The winds in the middle USA have been hairy. Delta was operating numerous MD-80 flights in the same weather 8 miles down I-94 at DTW... Diamond, you're a pilot. You know that weather in one spot can have...Jump to post
Heavier use of adjuncts is relatively recent, and efforts to organize are relatively early. But, even if we do organize, it doesn't seem to me we're going to get everything our way. Like most things in life, the likely result will be compromise. Probably some of both. We'll both improve our situati...Jump to post
Flighty wrote:With respect to weather, would a Major M80 operator have attempted this action? Why or why not? The winds in the middle USA have been hairy.
That could have been a lot worse than it was. I have to wonder now if Ameristar might replace the other MD83 now with older 737 NGs. NGs are popular and expensive, they could have picked up some 600s maybe? They have or had a -200, N467TW. Ameristar operates old aircraft, and I mean old. Still flyi...Jump to post
LOL! And you may be optimistic; they have currently demonstrated only that they can fully-staff one. ;) Clearly, they have a bunch of applications and are training the 767 at a good clip, and indeed currently allege that they are a little flush right now with 767 crews. As you have pointed out, the...Jump to post
And atlas won't be able to staff the rest. Hope this helps! LOL! And you may be optimistic; they have currently demonstrated only that they can fully-staff one. ;) Clearly, they have a bunch of applications and are training the 767 at a good clip, and indeed currently allege that they are a little ...Jump to post
A deal to buy or lease parked Embraer 140s from American Airlines makes way too much sense as those seem to fit into its business model. For those airfields not able to handle jets, the ATR 42 would be nice as well. Why buy 140's from previous American life when if they wait a bit longer they'll be...Jump to post
What evidence is there that MMW is any more dangerous than a magnetometer? What does it matter. Why should the crew be subjected to such BS, when you already trust them with the aircraft. KCM acknowledges that truth. I don't object to random searches. Do you? I have no problem with randoms at KCM, ...Jump to post
Crew go through KCM. Unless: 1. KCM closed 2. Location doesnt have KCM 3. Directed from KCM to checkpoint due to random search Until now, crew in uniform went through metal detector. That changed last week. It is a concerning development What evidence is there that MMW is any more dangerous than a ...Jump to post
. Ouch.. Nov 2016. http://imgproc.airliners.net/photos/airliners/3/1/9/4238913.jpg?v=v43e066adf40 I wonder how much the availability of good used ones with spares for extremely low prices is kiling the business case for anything new for some time to come.. You'll notice that there are some open spo...Jump to post
Interesting idea. What this really looks like, upon reflection, is a deadhead in from YIP, an ILN-ATL segment in the very-early morning, and a deadhead back to YIP. This kind of activity isn't unusual for KFS. For all we know, it's the snowmobile people at ILN flying to a meeting with some ad agenc...Jump to post
Intriguing. I kind of doubt ATSG would charter the Lear just to deliver a part, when a ground courier could probably do it in similar time. That said, it could be any number of things. I certainly don't know why management would be flying to Wilmington for some kind of high-level meeting in the mid...Jump to post
The problem with the Embrear 135/140/145 is that when passenger and carry-on bag weights for weight and balance were increased, the smaller Embrears started having weight restrictions with some regularity. My wife used to fly ORD-PIT-ORD on AA frequently for business. Eastbound was normally not a p...Jump to post
777Mech wrote:Per Endeavor's website, they are opening a crew and maintenance base in Atlanta by the end of 2017.
I imagine this is due to the drawdown of all the CR2 fleet of Expressjet.
Any idea on where the frames will be coming from?
I am very rarely flying in premium class so the lack of it on a 50-seater doesn't affect me. In economy, there is a huge difference between UA's ER4s and everyone's CR1/2s. I'm happy to have a 3-hour flight on an ER4 -- if I can get a seat on the 1 side, I don't have any shoulders rubbing against m...Jump to post
Not sure on the ship numbers, but all are expected to be gone by 2020-2021. And what about the 717s and the MD-90s? Are those still staying? I know this topic is all about the MD-88 at Delta, but the 717 and the MD-90 are derivatives of the 88. No, they're all derivatives of the DC9. The 90 and 95 ...Jump to post
One quick correction to my math in the previous post. ATSG was to do 8 767-300 routes and 12 767-200 routes. Only 11 of the 767-200s are now flying. Six at ATI and 5 at ABX. So my math above only totals 19. ABX has plenty of aircraft available, and a growing number of pilots, and so should have bee...Jump to post
ABX is offering their 55+ year old pilots early retirement buyouts. In this era of pilot shortages industry wide, what could possibly trigger this decision by management...? Other than the obvious Reduction in wage expenditures. Or letting them get out with dignity before the axe falls. The 1224 st...Jump to post
Shortest distance? Probably about 37 miles HNL-MKK flown by Corporate Air 208s but in FedEx livery. I had a friend who was saying that the pay is really low and it was popular for new pilots to accrue hours. From my understanding, Corporate Air does all of the inter island shipments for FedEx into ...Jump to post
We see some of them here in ABQ. We seem to see more UPS feeders operated by Ameriflight. As was mentioned further up the thread these aircraft sure don't appear to be near as nice or new as the Fedex Caravans. Generally they aren't, but that's what you get by contacting it out to the lowest bidder...Jump to post
I have a couple of questions related to this. At FedEx Feeder, the next aircraft up in size from the Caravan is the ATR-42, right? How much of a jump up in size is that? I'm thinking of San Diego, which I think has three Caravan flights arriving in the space of half an hour each evening from El Cen...Jump to post
A new airport in Johnson County to compete with KCI is absurd. And a new airport in JoCo to *replace* KCI just isn’t going to happen. The reasons are almost too numerous to mention. Focusing on a new JoCo airport to compete with KCI (which is what I think the proposal is), much of Johnson County is...Jump to post
I don't agree with the articles' questioning "how she got on the plane" -- she had proper ID. But I do doubt that she could have performed all her pre-flight duties and check-ins without triggering some inquiry. Did she check in? Pick up paperwork and talk to a dispatcher? Interact with g...Jump to post
Holy crap! That came outta nowhere! Was completely expecting New Orleans and Kansas City.. Is it perhaps partially for aircraft rotation to OO maintenance in BNA? WN has more frequency and lots more loyalty on the Nashville end. They run a CR2 from CVG to BNA, IIRC. So maybe it's just a re-timing o...Jump to post
Not to mention, they could include their owned subsidiaries in that number...Jump to post
crownvic wrote:I don't see why not. The last operating Delta DC-9s in the U.S. were Stage III/Chapter 3 complaint. Not sure about the RVSM issue though and how that comes into play in Europe.
Ih8b6 wrote:Hampton Inn breakfast sucks. Easily the worst of all the Hilton properties. Those regional flight attendants must be pretty damn desperate.