I seem to recall being at MSP in the winter changing planes in the late 80s or early 90s and saw a 747 flight to PHX. I could be wrong. Phoenix was a popular destination for domestic training/break-in runs. The 747-400 was scheduled DTW-PHX to get crews familiarized before scheduling them on intern...Jump to post
Which way was the wind blowing? A wing walker should stay at the end of the wing so he/she can observe and predict potential conflicts with stationary objects. If they are close enough for the vest to feel the vortex of the engine inlets, they are out of position.Jump to post
Why do you think they need a French flag?Jump to post
My tag line says it all.Jump to post
As is often the case, follow the money. How much would it cost Airbus to re-design the flight deck and software vs. how much are the airlines willing to pay for that aircraft. You figure that out (I'm willing to bet Airbus had a whole team to calculate this) and you will have your answer.Jump to post
It is also dependent upon the equipment available at the destination station. I was rolling on the floor laughing at the AA ground crew working a charter DC10 from LAS that was ULD loaded. AA only had 727s scheduled here and nothing more than a small belt loader. They had to borrow our belt loader t...Jump to post
Just a quick question. Why didn't the gate agent go onboard and physically count the number of open seats before giving away too many? Crap happens (a boarding pass mis-read, missed one in a multi-party boarding, etc)Jump to post
Flew UA (as a non-rev) to HNL and ITO many times. I was too young to appreciate the view from the upper deck then. Loved the 747s and DC10s out of ORD. Only when there was trouble did we go via LAX or SAN. In the early 70s, back when I was little, UA would fly in fresh Hawaiian pineapple to FWA and ...Jump to post
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