So best run airline based on a bunch of metrics that DL happened to do favorably in? I'm not saying the on-time percentage isn't impressive for such a large airline, but that is hardly the only consideration when determining the "best". For example, how does DL's on-time percentage help o...Jump to post
The Best and Worst U.S. Airlines of 2018 Delta shines in a ranking of measures including delays, mishandled baggage and complaints, while American lags behind its largest competitors, its basically a measure of how airlines perform operationally. 7 categories, 1 overall winner. 1st category, On Tim...Jump to post
from the pictures? It looks like Foreign Object damage. but whatever it was? it ate that engine UP!! That's an overhaul for sure!! http://newsinflight.com/2019/01/01/engine-failed-in-flight-on-korean-air-airbus-a220/ gives us: https://storage.googleapis.com/stateless-newsinflight-com/2019/01/6168b3...Jump to post
Out with the old boss, in with the new boss...this is still zonal boarding, albeit with some tweaks, adjustments and additional layers. Eight groups is a lot but I'm guessing there are airlines with more than that - soon they'll be boarding everybody by name! I can't wait to be in Main Cabin 3 on my...Jump to post
Also, SIlver is axing JAX so it might draw from people as far north as St. Augustine trying to get to South Florida. Looking quickly today, there are 5 daily JAX-MIA flights (AA) and 6 daily JAX-FLL flights (B6 and WN). The one daily DAB flight will have to compete with that when it comes to those ...Jump to post
Fun fact, HP/US thought about doing PHX-PPT in the 2000s when they launched Hawaii. Fun fact? Maybe if they actually flew the route or made a public announcement they were going to fly the route, but lots of airlines "think" about flying lots of routes. It hardly fits the criteria of bein...Jump to post
Nice move by DL, hopefully we'll see all other major airlines follow suit soon. I wish they would remove the plastic straws, stirrers and disposal non-renewal cups from my office, but to be honest, washing out a coffee cup after every use is a waste of water. Can't win.Jump to post
Relax everybody, the B6 sky isn't falling. Costs are high, profits are down, but there is a long way to go before JetBlue is any sort of trouble. Are they a possible acquisition or merger target? Who knows, this industry is full of consolidations and growth through retraction....if there is a merger...Jump to post
Friday 10/12 - is this plane already in New York? That's disappointing, I was hoping to see it on the highway. They must have moved quicker than they expected to.Jump to post
Does anybody know of a way to track this aircraft's progress down I-95 from Maine to New York? I would like to try and see it as it rolls slowly past!
For some reason, I can't pull it up on FlightRadar24...
UpNAWAy wrote:At least a detached Engine was not spooling up on a beach.
B752OS wrote:At what point do airlines run out of places where they can charge passengers more money?
Landed without incident. 3:50PM Eastern timeJump to post
He was circling over lower Fairfield and New Haven Counties in Connecticut for a while, at least an hour or two to burn off some fuel.
Original report was for him to go to Westover in Massachusetts, I guess they decided on SWF instead.
anything is possible. All a union will do for Delta is pit employee against employer. bad for the company and bad for the frequent fliers. This cannot be...for once, I actually completely agree with jumbojet! While union representation would hardly mean the end of DL, I agree that the company's bar...Jump to post
Wow, this thread slid off the rails pretty quickly, didn't it? So to summarize the posts so far: MAN is a great big city with limited cultural and tourist appeal, at least compared to London, Edinburgh and apparently Inverness, which only sees American tourists because of an imaginary freshwater sea...Jump to post
[quote="SCQ83] You are in an aviation forum where people will go to Tajikistan to fly some Soviet aircraft. Which is not what 99.9% of population do or is interested in.[/quote] Totally understand, and I agree with you. I have done some pretty out of the way (and expensive) things to get a flig...Jump to post
Edinburgh is a global tourism destination. Nobody in their right mind will go to Manchester on holidays. End of story. I’m American and I went to Manchester for a holiday; albeit it was just a weekend trip and I was living in Madrid at the time. I went to Old Trafford, the Football Museum, did a wa...Jump to post
Edinburgh is a global tourism destination. Nobody in their right mind will go to Manchester on holidays. End of story. Except that I have done it, more than once. So clearly I am not in my right mind! (One time I arrived and took the train from Manchester Airport to Edinburgh via Preston and Glasgo...Jump to post
A possible stowaway from a previous flight? Was his body missed during the walkaround (did the pilots of this plane even perform one?)Jump to post
embraer 190 according to mr chui I think we are well beyond identifying the aircraft type involved in the crash, wiggy. We're in full-on speculation mode now. Unlike some accidents, we have video to help make our armchair assessments on this one. Sure looks to me like weather was a factor but there...Jump to post
To be fair, it'll be the best "what I did over summer vacation" essay ever turned in at the kid's school. I don't know...doing time isn't usually the kind of story that kids like to hear. http://archive.sltrib.com/article.php?id=54503384&itype=cmsid Reminds me of this disturbing event...Jump to post
First of all, my condolences to those who lost their jobs at B6...even with a decent severance package, a layoff can be emotionally difficult, if not devastating, and I would not wish that on anybody at any airline or any company. There are posters on here who make some ridiculous assertions. A disa...Jump to post
What is the status of Maho Beach these days anyway? I know several major hotels on the island are completely rebuilding after last year's devastating hurricane, including the Sonesta Maho which is basically gutted down to the steel framework. Crazy.Jump to post
Maybe he didn't jump the fence...given what he was wearing, are the authorities sure he didn't step right off an NK flight?
Very odd story indeed. I hope this man gets the help that he clearly needs.
I know, this is a rather disgusting question but I'm asking it anyway...what is the proper procedure for cleaning vomit from a seat or carpet while in-flight? I recently flew on Alaska Airlines PDX-BOS and somebody threw-up on the carpet in the aisle not far from my seat. There seemed to be some con...Jump to post
Update: a congressman stepped in and got the $500 fine waived plus her GE status reinstated https://m.chron.com/chris-mcginnis/article/Delta-passenger-500-apple-12977735.php Thank goodness common sense prevailed in this case...although it shouldn't taken an act of Congress, or at least a Congressma...Jump to post
To all the posters that reported this as "soot damage" or "minor" burns, please think before you post. This fire, unfortunately, was clearly not minor and will clearly not "buff right out". While I am not an expert on aircraft repairs, I think we all know that anything ...Jump to post
the first one that popped into my mind was the AQ 737 that had part of the top of the fuselage tear away in flight. It was eventually repaired and returned to service. I recall seeing it in HNL and the paint on the new section was a lighter shade than rest of the fuselage You're kidding me, right? ...Jump to post
Great YouTube of the incident both inside and out to refresh memories. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uN3Fd0x0FoQ That passenger has clearly just never landed at SXM before. She said "it's like we're landing on the beach", and then "oh look, everyone's watching!" It seems like ...Jump to post
This is the most bizarre thread I have read in some time...honestly, where does the limit of superstition end? Aircraft are assets, nothing more nothing less. People on here may profess their love of aircraft for one reason or another, but to airlines they are assets that need to fly to bring in rev...Jump to post
Carfield, firstly you are truly the King of Inaugural flights. Another very detailed report from you. Thanks! I agree - and I've been lucky enough to share at least a couple of inaugurals with Carfield (although he might not have known it!) Great photos and descriptions of a wonderful flight to Haw...Jump to post
This is the Dumbest thread I've ever Seen! You bought the Cheapest Ticket you could find and you want somebody to treat your Bag like it's GOLD. If you didn't want your Bag Gate checked? Then you should have booked Sooner of carried LESS Crap so you could boars in group 3. What a stupid response. T...Jump to post
Good lord some of you people are crazy. UA is not buying B6 just to get back into JFK, nor would regulators allow it. I'd expect them to cobble a schedule together by purchasing slots from a number of airlines. AA would probably be willing to move some, as would others at the right price. :checkmar...Jump to post
How can Alaska fare so high when on a flight from AUS to SFO, all you get is a cup of soda? No snacks. Are you talking about food that is free of charge in economy, or at all? Alaska has a pretty competitive buy onboard menu for flights that length. No U.S. airline offers complimentary economy meal...Jump to post
The only option is to divert traffic to the reliever airports in the NYC area with the current infrastructure they have. ISP has room, SWF has room. I think ISP is even trying to lengthen their runways, but there's plenty of room for more flights there. It's getting the airlines to move them over. ...Jump to post
I remember it well. I had flown into ORD that morning, and was in an east facing hotel room on the Kennedy Expressway when I saw a stream of fire trucks heading west. I thought that a plane must have crashed so I went to a west facing window and saw that awful plume of black smoke. I have had an ir...Jump to post
There should be a feature on this website where you can post a topic without tag-on discussion. Look at the comments! What a waste of time!! To be fair, the positive comments outnumbered the negatively comments by approx. two to one. That's pretty good for a.net! I try to call it as I see it. DL di...Jump to post
Not a good story at all. My thoughts are with those who are directly affected by this tragedy. Crashes on takeoff - with a huge plume of smoke - usually does not end well. I was fortunate enough to pass through HAV in late 2016 and I found the people of Cuba to be friendly and welcoming. Only politi...Jump to post
British Airways introduced the B767 in service about 1992 or 1993...I remember flying JFK-MAN on an L-1011 in 1990 followed by a B763 on my next trip two years or so later. Both flights were good, the BA service was very good by my young eyes back then, even though both flights were from a time befo...Jump to post
I'm assuming it's a no-brainer that both planes will fly again (unless there is some other damage that we don't know about) - but what would be the typical amount of time to source a replacement tailfin and then install it? I'm guessing the A321 will be out of service for a couple of months...Jump to post
But these days you are accepting the Inmarsat data to be valid: right? To answer you, no, I still don't accept the data to be valid. It more than likely is valid, but I'm not 100% convinced yet. All of the lies, cover ups and obfuscation from the beginning from those handling this are reasons why I...Jump to post
I've seen kids get off the school bus AT school faster than this so-called emergency evacuation. I'll chalk that up to the simple fact there was no apparent fire and no visible flames, I think it would have been different had that been the case. Clearly not a great evacuation though. I won't knock D...Jump to post
A month ago, this wouldn't have made but the local news in TPA or San Juan. Glad it all worked out well, it sounds like it was fairly routine. Even though it was 'routine', why would something like this happen? If it didn't hit a bird on climb-out (I assume the news article would have mentioned that...Jump to post