Beyond the weight change garnering more lift than needed, what if it was coupled with a strong thermal (you are flying over fires). That could be a fun ride. Wouldn't the pilot tend to fly slightly nose down on a (bombing) run in anticipation?Jump to post
Maybe the 87 year old is the one not fluent in English. Either way, someone dropped the ball here. Did the passenger speak up and insist on a trip to the loo or sit quietly until it was too late. Did the FA give her the stare of death? or physically guide her back to her seat? We don't know enough t...Jump to post
I'm confused. a 717 is also mainline equipment. So going from 717 to 319 isn't much of (if any) upgrade.Jump to post
I would say the air attack of Pearl Harbor precipitated a major world changing event. Japan went from a growing empire to occupied territory. The US grew into its role as world peace-keeper. The changes mentioned so far are relatively minor in comparison.
Well, it looks like I typed too slow.
24 hr news and twitter cycle has moved on, brain dead millennials have already forgotten about this Makes one wonder if the dog will ever realize it's chasing its own tail. As was said by others, I'm looking forward to the days when social media outrage will extend itself to social media itself. Th...Jump to post
Buddy passes are great. My brother just spent a week in HNL with for his spring break. He flew round trip ORD-HNL-ORD for $150. Out of curiousity my brother looked on UA's passenger site to see what the cost would have been on a rev ticket. It was nearly $1000. For my college student brother passes...Jump to post
Nothing in Life (like profits) is guaranteed. Things change like the price of crude and the crack spread.Jump to post
"...commitment to updating its fleet" by retiring planes a) that they were going to retire anyway, and b) are 30 years old and should have been retired a long time ago anyway. Give me a classic Mad-Dog over an Airbus any day...... ...M88 fun to look at, unless you live near an airport wit...Jump to post
The difference in using a bottle is that it usually only has enough "air" to attempt two starts on 737/DC9 aircraft. If you don't get at least one running, you will be delayed while the bottle is pumped up again for another attempt. At those temperatures, it will take a looong time. An air...Jump to post
scbriml wrote:What exactly makes Iran a "frightening" place to land?
I might agree with most of what you said, but don't airlines rely on pax from on-line cities more than locals to fill up flights to a new location? That keeps the costs of selling seat lower with more in-house sales. I would argue that slightly more than half on any departing flight are people retur...Jump to post
Do we know for sure the delayed boarding wasn't caused by a glitch at check-in? Maybe he was smoothing things over with the pax (ie PR work) in an attempt to KEEP a customer. Even if this was the case, he still should have maintained situational awareness. A relatively minor safety issue, a slap on ...Jump to post
The sonic boom was used by the US to try a derail Concorde as it was not a US manufacturer. Had it been the Boeing Concorde the aircraft would of had greater access to the US market. Yes, I'm sure Boeing was happy to spend all that money developing the 2707, just to find out it would be illegal to ...Jump to post
I'd love to watch some of these posters in a customer service position.Jump to post
Along with the bulk shipments, both FedEx and UPS made use of same-day small package services on pax airlines for mis-sorts and "lost" packages. You had to laugh at the number of people who couldn't tell the difference between Fort Worth TX and Fort Wayne IN.Jump to post
Because the company that owns that artwork uses it? What is your point?
The PAN AM name was sold and is in use on a regional railroad that runs through New England. So, no that name can't be brought back without legal issues or payments. (beyond buying the name rights, I'd think you would have to pay to repaint all their equipment as part of any deal.) ..... Businesses...Jump to post
lightsaber wrote:Am I correct that you are referring the CRAF program? Jump to post
...... US registered aircraft can be impounded by the government and used in time of need. Although the last time that was done by anything but a bidding process was WW2.
[quote="cougar15] Pan AM would be an obvious one, but many have tried, and perhaps it has simply had too many ´bad raps´ to ever succesfully be used again. .....[/quote] The PAN AM name was sold and is in use on a regional railroad that runs through New England. So, no that name can't be brough...Jump to post
I don't see it happening soon. Very few focus cities have the enough flights of one aircraft type to justify a base that can be served from the current bases at the hubs. There is a lot of overhead to absorb at a crew base, so it makes sense to spread those costs over as many flights as possible.Jump to post
Wasting your time with modern day USA Republican party members just isn't worth it. This flood was considered a "once in a 1,000 year flood". The GOP of the USA no longer is interested in, or believes in, science. I'm not joking or being hyperbolic. Today's science deniers like FriscoHeav...Jump to post
Curious question here, and I hope this is the right forum (I was debating between here and the polls and preferences forum so mods please move accordingly). What is the biggest carrier in each "non-hub" city, and perhaps even in some of the dual hubs (JFK, ORD)?.. for example who is the b...Jump to post
Apparently Delta are blaming this on a power outage in Atlanta... Sorry Delta, the blame lies with your IT team, because they failed. Power outages shouldn't take down your service, why wasn't this tested for? Why can Netflix get High Availability and service redundancy right and airlines cannot? N...Jump to post
I can see both sides of this, but I lean toward the ball was dropped side. I came from RC (Republic) which had Escort, a PARS like system that had local hard-drives at every station for when the phone-(data)lines went down. When you checked a pax in, you said how many bags they were checking and the...Jump to post
It doesn't take much to mistype a waypoint in the nav system. 842pm, the sum would still be up, were they actually hand-flying? (if the sun was still up, the beacon with the red instead of green light wouldn't have been on to provide another visual clue that things weren't quite right.)Jump to post
Or a huge waste and relic of the long gone Cold War.... Obviously you haven't been reading the news much lately?..... A 747 is over the top. A 757, 767 or a 777 is fine. The cold war of needing 4 engines to stay in the air forever in case of a nuclear attack at any moment is a thing of the past. Th...Jump to post
<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/Yflyer" class="quote" target="_blank">Yflyer</a> (<a href="#54" class="quote">Reply 54</a>):<br/><i>...it seems like the BAe-146/Avro <acronym t...Jump to post
<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/AABB777" class="quote" target="_blank">AABB777</a> (<a href="#25" class="quote">Reply 25</a>):<br/><i>I fail to see what the issue is here. <acr...Jump to post
Certainly BART would have been another, faster option. Though I don't think it runs into <acronym title="San Jose - Norman Y. Mineta International (Municipal) (SJC / KSJC), USA - California">SJC</acronym> like it does for <acronym title="Oakland - Metropolitan Oakland International (OAK / KOAK), USA...Jump to post
Aren't a/c equipped with static ports to dissappate electrical charges safely? To me, this is just a bad lawyer looking for the deepest pocket instead of the truth. Although, his version of "the truth" (and science) will be whatever he pays his 'expert to say on the witness stand, assuming this ever...Jump to post
IND used BAA plc for about 12 years to run the airport. Operation reverted back to the Indianapolis Airport Authority around 2007. The authority is a multi-county, multi-city organization with a board (similar to <acronym title="Detroit - Metropolitan Wayne County (DTW / KDTW), USA - Michigan">DTW</...Jump to post
<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/atypical" class="quote" target="_blank">atypical</a> (<a href="#40" class="quote">Reply 40</a>):<br/><i>2. US 30 is not a limited access road in...Jump to post
AA used to have a tagline on their commercials, "something special in the air."
I always thought they should add, "But we suck on the ground." After watching them load a plane with a ground stop into Ohare, cancel the last flight and tell them come back tomorrow, this event is one more example.
<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/CARST" class="quote" target="_blank">CARST</a> (<a href="#9" class="quote">Reply 9</a>):<br/><i>You must be joking... go to a high-school of you...Jump to post