This is bad! BA, let alone their customers, is having a very bad day. Shame on them for woefully inadequate information to passengers in the airports and the website. There's really no excuse. As an aside, we don't need to speculate with cyber attacks and IT outsourcing... don't attribute to malice ...Jump to post
Someone shared this article, and I thought it was interesting reading:
That's completely inappropriate and I don't wish anyone be physically attacked. Passenger or crew or CEO. And I consider pie-in-the-face a physical attack. Hope the attacker is caught and served an appropriate punishment. But I have to say this. I don't wish the CEO get a pie on his face, but I wish...Jump to post
Uh.... not this again. First off, the carriers even in middle east are quite different from each other. Secondly, do you have any evidence that they are buying planes at any price? Even if they were supporters of their aviation companies (like many other countries are, say Italy or US, at least at t...Jump to post
As others have said, if it went off passengers would have heard it. And it would certainly be pretty alarming if you were sat there hearing the stall warning going off while the plane was descending rapidly. I think I have heard the alarms in narrowbodies, but never on widebodies. YMMV. Speaking of...Jump to post
Aren't they *all* sightseeing flights? At least I take them as such... still can't not get excited about night flight landings above the city lights, for instance.
Also, some history of accidents:
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Air_New_Z ... Flight_901
The concept of electric backup is intriguing. I feel this could happen in some years or decades, as a first step towards electrical commercial. Except for the issue that YIMBY brought up above: balancing the aircraft design is difficult around one heavy engine. *That* is the reason why it is difficu...Jump to post
Duh. The hotel was slightly overbooked, or they needed to give the rooms to their staff. They should have called security to deal with the guests with such unreasonable expectations such as getting a room. Besides, there's probably more to this story. There must be something shady with the crew's pa...Jump to post
This is not the passengers problem, the airline needs to find alternative means of getting crew across. They could block seats in advance, on the day of check in, blocks can be made which the check in agents cannot override, denied boarding should happen at the counter or the boarding gate. If you ...Jump to post
Should it not be up to the 2 parties signing a contract how such issues are handled? Yes -- and that has been done, even in this case. Just that United broke the contract in multiple ways. First off, this was no overbooking situation. Secondly, the contract only allows declining to allow boarding, ...Jump to post
I take it the remaining pax onboard listened to the crew safety instructions when seated to have seat belt fasten? :grumpy: EK413, I think you know better. And a.net does not have to be about the worship of airlines or crew to the detriment of everyone else. There's no evidence that injuries occurr...Jump to post
It is a bit better, but had that been the first response, it would have been great. Now... it misses a number of things. Apology for his own mistreatment of the matter, for instance. Does UA need a CEO who doesn't grok public relations, or groks them after a big delay, and billion dollar stock losses?Jump to post
Last month, United Airlines CEO Oscar Munoz was named U.S. Communicator of the Year by the magazine PRWeek. Now he's being raked over the coals for his response to a violent passenger incident on a United Airlines flight. And PRWeek is now saying they wouldn't choose him if they would do it this we...Jump to post
I can see that dtw2hyd's points are debatable, but I do find it interesting that on a.net there's always been significant doubt about the viability of the A380 as an VLA, particularly out of market considerations, ability to fill the seats with profitable ticket prices. But magically the bigger vers...Jump to post
Soot should get distributed in a feathered out manner along the stage, but note the distinct line dividing darkened and white areas in photos of the recovered stages. It is at the transition between the relatively warm kerosene tank and the extremely cold liquid oxygen tank. The darkening resumes, ...Jump to post
This is horrible. And I'm ashamed. Very ashamed of the apologist excuses displayed on this thread. There's really no excuse for this treatment. If United has to get some employees to a destination, then don't give out boarding passes to paying passengers to fill the plane. Or offer real money for pe...Jump to post
Wow... that's a surprising amount of soot throughout the craft. Obviously we don't know whether this is something that is easily cleaned up with a wet cloth or did some actual damage. But, proper survival of the return is certainly a challenge. Waiting to see how things unfold in the future...Jump to post
This is horrible, and the sad apologists in this thread do not make the situation any better. Humans need proper treatment. And yes, it can happen that 90 minutes is a long time for people. Add to that possible long gate waits, occupied toilets, elderly, pregnant, medical issues... stomach illness.....Jump to post
Gosh we have been through this so many times! From my POV its best to start from a marketing/sales perspective and work backwards (technically) from there. This. And that's part of the reason why it is difficult to discuss the topic constructively here at a.net, because we are in most cases more kn...Jump to post
Interesting, but I have an odd feeling about this as well.
To begin with, aircraft damaged beyond repair, but they flew it to the airport and landed normally?
You don't need an asteroid, you need a magnetic field. Power source + some kind of coil. Not sure exactly how large the coil has to be, the magnetic field can be larger than the physical object generating it. The talk didn't include any details on how to do this, but it would be an interesting exerc...Jump to post
The B 767 is too big and the B 757 has currently too much payload and higher operating costs. Smaller aircraft like the E 190 with 5.5º approach slope and 15 kt. tailwind capability are the best choice for a reliable once a week service. Out of curiosity, what the approach slope and tailwind number...Jump to post
Firstly, that's the first time I've heard anything referring to the F-35 as "more cost effective". I'm not just joking, either. I don't expect that frame to be able to handle a Blues-type program with efficiency. Also, cheaper or not, the F-35 would be a bad choice for a display team. I h...Jump to post
Maybe they elected to do a through check and clean the engines on the wing. Yeah I was about to ask about that. Someone said upthread that the engines contributed to the muddying. But, I can't imagine mud flying is good for the engines. And probably small stones. How much of the flying s**t was ing...Jump to post
Depends of course on what your goals are. For exploration, yes. Maybe even mining. But not for establishing another location for humans to live in...Jump to post
Welcome! Onwards and upwards! It sounds like VerticalScope has experience with other similar hobbyist sites, which is good. I don't perceive any major catastrophes with a.net UI or otherwise; the rework last year went initially badly but I think the new site actually does work. That doesn't mean the...Jump to post
AA's new 777s are great, but the older ones are .... horrible. I also think that they badly need quiet, modern planes such as the A350s, or if the demand justifies it, A380s.Jump to post
Well, I suppose it is by definition the fault of the other guy. I wonder what the distance is for shooting down any possible intruders venturing too near AF1? There must be a policy on this...Jump to post
Hoping that somebody successfully bids and that they actually starts the route, from one place or the other.
I for one would be interested some day visiting this place. Barren, remote, in-the-middle-of-nowhere. Just the way I like it. And +1 to Napolean tourism idea.
But sadly not too frequent flights, or more destinations.
Peeter, Boeing778X: I believe Finnair is considering this for real. Numbers we could debate though. If it happens at the 8-10 aircraft level, that's not just an upgauge in aircraft size, it is going to increase the number of aircraft. But I think they could use more aircraft, the business is going r...Jump to post