Cool thanks. Sounds like only A340-600 had this option activated. Someone has any exemple of Airline operating A330s with lower deck lavatories? http://www.airliners.net/photo/MyTravel-Airways/Airbus-A330-243/784979/L MyTravel/AirTours based on some prior comments here: http://www.airliners.net/for...Jump to post
I believe it was in the Michael Creighton book, Airframe, where a plane either lost control or lined up on a taxiway (I believe the former) and the pilot of the plane holding short saw it coming and tried to spool up his engines and move the plane but it took too long and the landing aircraft struc...Jump to post
This has everything to do with the E190 group 1 pay scale where the captains make less then and group 2 FOs on 73s/A32s. The deal between both TW/AA pilots were in place long before the AA/US merger. The deal was when a specific TW pilot is eligible for the upgrade he must take it. He was waiting t...Jump to post
Actually, the "aged" FA's usually provide better service and don't bitch as much as the middle aged ones going through a mid-life crisis and take it out on passengers. In my many years/flights with the regionals, AA, DL, US, NK, B6, WN, and VX, the "more seniored" FA's and the n...Jump to post
The cost of this incident is sunk.
The cost of terminating the employee, litigating it, dealing with union protests or whatever... might be more trouble than it is worth to just keep the employee.
It's not like there's value for shareholders in being punitive here. What a mess, though.
The sole-source vendor is dumb if they kill this revenue stream from DL because they get too greedy. I still sort of see this as DL signalling to that vendor its willingness to walk away from the type entirely. Unless the vendor is so busy it doesn't want this work. But that seems odd too. Overall w...Jump to post
With the Saudi planes mothballed you'd think Delta could manage to work out a reasonable deal for engine spares. Maybe that's in the works and this just shows the current owner their willingness to find spares from their own planes if the price isn't right.Jump to post
I can see why B is launching the 737 Max-10 now and taking firm orders. There is nothing else to show...This MoM or 797 is still in the Power-Point slides stage of development. If you are still doing trade-studies on fuselage cross section, figuring out how to build the aircraft and making all thre...Jump to post
And a pretty picture: https://leehamnews-5389.kxcdn.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/03/MAX-10.png I like its proportions better than the -9. It'll be interesting to see what if any impact the landing gear changes have. I like how there are as many rows as the 737-100 by the time you reach the overwing ...Jump to post
Why does Norway want this capability? What are the numbers on how much shorter the runway can be?Jump to post
Actually the US Air 737-400 incident is why they demo seat belts the way they are now. Autopsies showed passengers in First Class had broken fingers while still seated, meaning they were pushing DOWN on the buckle to release, not lift up. The deaths were in row 21, and there's nothing about that he...Jump to post
Hi all, anyone aware of BBD flight testing or customer-related flights through BTV? I can see the approach out my office window and there's an all-white plane that could be a CS300 (I never catch a look at the nose) doing frequent approaches today and recently. There's a BBA callsign today on flight...Jump to post
I'm not a lawyer, but Gorsuch voted to hear a case here, not decide on one. This seems commensurate with his declining to join the pool of clerks which does the gatekeeping for the court. He ignored the consensus and voted to hear this case.Jump to post
Outsourcing gate staff.
I have had consistently bad experiences transferring from mainline to regional. It's abundantly clear that the outsourced CSAs at the regional gates don't give a shit about any customer satisfaction metrics.
Reinforced today in EWR terminal A.
Is there a max passenger threshold over which Boeing has to redo the emergency evacuation test/drill? The one-class config in the 777-9X looks to be in the high 400s. Would it be legal?
I guess the same question goes for the 737-10.
I as flight crew am tired of some passengers thinking they are above the law towards crew. *customers. Really? Is "passengers" inappropriate or offensive to you? Yeesh No, the words passengers isn't offensive. Calling them customers really steamed a bunch of people though, which is telling.Jump to post
Being treated like a moron when the TSA or the airline changes procedures.Jump to post
BravoOne wrote:The problem here is there is the court of law and the court of public opinion as witnessed on this website.
[quote="Bald1983" I do doubt his story of needed to get to Louisville to see patients as it is reported he has a restricted medical license. [/quote] http://www.independent.co.uk/voices/united-airlines-doctor-david-dao-drugs-gay-sex-court-documents-oscar-munoz-a7680221.html Is the United A...Jump to post
The airline industry has been treating their customers so poorly for so long, they had become numb to it and probably didn't even realize it. That is why Oscar didn't make a statement like this initially, that is why the gate agent allowed the pax to be removed, and why the crew asked the pax to to...Jump to post
2) Companies have got to train their employees well and empower them to make good decisions. Sometimes a rule needs to be bent, and employees need to be empowered to think on their feet without fear of repercussions from management for doing so. YES. I think people around here get caught up in this...Jump to post
Companies that excel in business know that although the customer is not always right, they are always to be treated respectfully as any customer deserves to be treated. This situation has blown up in UA's face not because the customer was right, but rather because UA failed one simple rule: Treat y...Jump to post
Suddenly you have a non-compliant passenger There you are, just sitting in your assigned seats, thinking, "Wow, flying sure is an exercise in being dehumanized these days, but we're boarded and my destination is just one hop away..." and then, WHAM, suddenly you have a non-compliant airli...Jump to post
The gate agent was doing her job. She was following the rules set forth by the company who gives her a paycheck. The rules state "no leggings" for non-revs. Should the gate agent have looked the other way only to face a possible reprimand later? Or, what about the person who issued the pa...Jump to post
Sorry , was not clear. I was in paid F Subu So if you weren't standby, how is this relevant to the discussion? There's another thread on here of people just complaining that airlines no longer wait for connecting passengers. My 2 cents: if you are connecting from mainline to a regional, the regiona...Jump to post
Ozair wrote:Trump has already claimed victory over the F-35 so I can see this falling by the wayside in the next month or two.
A 1996 vintage router probably would have 10/100 'fast' ethernet, that's right when the transition away from coax was happening. I remember the cubicles in the building I was in getting rewired right around then. I worked in a building where ethernet is run over the old token ring cabling... much o...Jump to post
Been using grids for batch job submission for over a decade of my career, and the machines that keep running but just fail to work... those suck. They tend to say, "sure, give me work to do" and proceedingly fail to do it... and jobs have to be manually killed and restarted. For various re...Jump to post
Until the price of jet fuel creeps up again, at which point they'll switch back... the 'threat' should be enough to keep prices low, and if it isn't, they still have the stick.Jump to post
fcogafa wrote:Trump seems to be backtracking on a lot of his plegdes, including the Iran one...
Dutchy wrote:I thought they had an history of ordering what is best ten years ago and then going to hassle another five years and starting complaining that it took forever.
bennett123 wrote:I suspect animals would have cleared most of the human remains soon after the crash.
I'm an MD- an Emergency Medicine (ER) resident. ... Sooo...I get why they asked Dr. Cross for her credentials. To be honest, I think it had more to do with an age/gender bias as opposed to a racial one. Young adults are just not perceived as the "traditional" or "societal" versi...Jump to post
K4 will keep them going until they are out of engines (which they have no spares). It seems like everytime one goes into check that there is a collective sigh of relief when the boroscope comes back ok. If they have to replace one engine, then an aircraft is going to be retired. I love the classic ...Jump to post