GLANKG wrote:you can vote to leave the EU, but Airbus cannot protect its interest?
CAE http://www.columbiatribune.com/article/20140525/News/305259926 http://www.mlive.com/news/jackson/index.ssf/2010/12/homeowners_forced_to_sell_home.html[/quote] Nether of the articles mentioned refer to CAE, the Columbia, SC Metropolitan Airport. CAE is located in Lexington County, South Carolina...Jump to post
I remember a DC-8-51 flight from LAX to DFW in 1967. The weather was atrocious the airplane was full. I was in F. The highlight of the flight was the announcement that due to the turbulence there would be no meal service in coach. However, for those in F, the champagne would be along shortly. The F ...Jump to post
Also, he says A-Three-Three-Zero or A-three-hundred-and thirty and the likes of that, and it makes it difficult for me to watch. I don't know why, but that bugs the hell out of me too. Everytime I fly British Airways and the pilot says "Welcome aboard this Airbus three one nine" I just ha...Jump to post
The problem is that you’re talking a very large metro area. The existing airports are all more or less accessible from within the metro. If you move it to the country you are going to create unacceptably long commute times from parts of the metro. If you put one on each side, you have spent way too ...Jump to post
Are you sure it was her personal cell phone? Delta flight attendants now have company issued phones which contain their work manuals, announcements, service standards, company emails, etc. Even then, if "safety is your primary role", you should be free of distractions during the most crit...Jump to post
How's it a huge blow to the NEO program? I don't think anyone, including Airbus, was under the impression that this would actually pan out. I'm sure they would have liked it, but if they're realistic they should be pretty informed that chances were minimal. I think outside of DL, in the current pol...Jump to post
I've connected through ATL, IAD, DTW, ORD, LAX, DFW, CLT and SFO. For my money, ATL is the easiest to connect of all. I flew through ATL before the midfield terminal. It was a huge improvement, even though ATL was close to ORD in terms of passenger count, event then. The worst problem with ATL is se...Jump to post
Domestic F can be a great comfort. I used to travel throughout the southeast and was on the road all week. At the time the premium for F was less than it is today, On Friday afternoon, I would frequently pay to upgrade from Y to F. There would be a couple of drinks and a sandwich. That was enough to...Jump to post
There is an old joke that goes like this: A guy living in the southeast calls Delta to arrange several business trips. For each destination, he is told that he will have to change planes in Atlanta. He says “I bet if I was going to hell, I’d have to change in Atlanta.” The reservationist replies “No...Jump to post
An AED will not fire on command. It evaluates the heart rhythm and decides when and if to shock the patient. The doctor may or may not be board certified in a relevant field. Doctors have admitting privileges at specific hospitals, if any. Not to be crass, but it sounds like this lady wasn’t going t...Jump to post
I realize that the seats shown were for illustrative purposes, but there were no seatbelts. I also noticed that there appear to be foot rests that would help shorter people reach the seats. They still look awful. I would never fly on any airline that made me sit or stand in such a contraption.Jump to post
IAD would be good for North/South if UA ever decided to expand its presence in the Southeast at all. It's a good location for Northeast-Southeast connections. In ATL you have to switch terminals for mainline to RJ connections as well though DL seems to be integrating mainline into their DL Connecti...Jump to post
No inferences should be drawn from any coincidences or similarities between this incident and any other at WN or any other airline. The investigation will determine what happened. An unfortunate fact is that things get old and break. In any industry safety is important and maintenance and inspection...Jump to post
The Short Field Performance package was not offered on the Classics, as they were already short field performers! I flew the 737 Classic out of 3000' gravel strips, safely ... but cruised at only M 0.74. That big thick wing on the -100 to -500 was a feat in engineering and an example of what Boeing...Jump to post
I just checked the Boeing site and it is the lead item. It will be 22 788s and 25 789s plus 20 options.Jump to post
My last flights on Delta MD-88 aircraft were comfortable. My last flight on a Delta 738 was miserable. The 738 has a Weber seat that is like concrete. The five abreast feels less crowded even on the three abreast side. My last flight was opposite the rear door, so very near the back of the plane and...Jump to post
It’s not an obscure law, it’s an international agreement. Almost no country allows cabotage or the transportation by a foreign carrier of passengers that begins and ends in that country.Jump to post
Just remember that the 737 was created to compete against the DC-9 and not the A320. Neither the 737 or the 320 can hold a candle to the 9 for ruggedness or durability.Jump to post
From the point of view of a non-smoker, it was awful. After a flight, you stunk, your clothes stunk, your hair stunk, even the things in your checked baggage stunk. The cabin air was a blue haze. Even after the non-smoking sections were introduced, it was still awful. If you wanted a non-smoking sea...Jump to post
Yes, Piedmont did fly to Smith-Reynolds (INT) at Winston-Salem. In fact it was their headquarters and major maintenance base for many years. GSO used to have short runways and a crappy terminal, well after other southern cities improved their airports. High Point was famous for the furniture market,...Jump to post
Let's talk about consolidation. In the era of regulation, my hometown airport (CAE) had four airlines: Delta, Eastern, Southern and Piedmont. You could basically go four places non-stop: Charlotte, Atlanta, Augusta, Newark. Anywhere else and you changed in Charlotte or Atlanta. After deregulation, t...Jump to post
I took a United flight from CAE to DCA with an intermediate stop in IAD. The IAD-DCA leg was a positioning flight, but UA gave it the same number as the flight from CAE to their IAD hub, so it was available to be booked. The travel agent booked me on this flight instead of a US non-stop because the...Jump to post
I took a United flight from CAE to DCA with an intermediate stop in IAD. The IAD-DCA leg was a positioning flight, but UA gave it the same number as the flight from CAE to their IAD hub, so it was available to be booked. The travel agent booked me on this flight instead of a US non-stop because the ...Jump to post
I live in Columbia, South Carolina. We had a flood situation two years ago. We had about 13 trillion gallons of rain fall plus a number of relatively small dams burst. I live in a subdivision that was only partially affected. We still have many homes that haven't been fully repaired or rebuilt. In m...Jump to post
C. E. Woolman, CEO of Delta. In the era when other airlines were money pits, he made money. He read every complaint letter personally. He said "Let's put ourselves on the other side of the counter. We have a responsibility over and above the price of a ticket." He created the "Spirit ...Jump to post
In the early 70s there was an hourly flight from the New York City area to Chicago O'Hare from early morning to the early evening. This included Newark, LaGuardia and JFK. I think both American and United operated the same schedule. United did it with DC-8s, mostly 61s. This is all from memory, so I...Jump to post
fortytwoeyes wrote:What "major international airline" is still flying Q300s?
It's on the news (in Vietnamese) that VN sold 4 777-200 and one PW 4090 engine to Pratt & Whitney for USD 70.7 mil. http://vietnambiz.vn/vietnam-airlines-sap-ban-4-may-bay-boeing-777-200-er-voi-gia-hon-70-trieu-usd-25381.html I don't follow the prices for these transactions, but that seems like...Jump to post
I'm going to kick myself for commenting in this thread. Boeing has used program accounting for some time. There is nothing sneaky or underhanded about it. The accounting block grows as the number of frames reasonably expected to be sold grows. That is how you account for profit and loss on each part...Jump to post
What would be hilarious is if DL sued the family for the cost of cleaning the aircraft post lice incident. It doesn't look like the aircraft was pulled out of service however. https://www.flightradar24.com/data/aircraft/n865da The father is an arrogant entitled prick: his comments about WN passenge...Jump to post
First, it's easy to produce a study that says what you want it to say. Second, none of the models has ever been able to even forecast the history upon which they are based. Third, to get the data used to suggest AGW, the numbers have been fudged. Fourth, the United States has reduced CO2 emission mo...Jump to post
Never will forget the first time I saw a 747 in the flesh. I had taken the DL/PA interchange flight from IAD to LHR in early 1970. We were being bussed backed to the DC-8 and I looked over to see the PA 747. I thought that's not so big...The I saw our DC-8 sitting in the shadow of the 747. The '8 wa...Jump to post
It looks like the top four gauges are the engine hour meters. There are probably also fuel gauges, etc. that wouldn't necessarily be in multiples of four.Jump to post
I'm an old guy, so maybe I'm prejudiced on this matter, but age and ability are frequently positively correlated. I remember years ago, when airlines in the U.S. had age limits on in-cabin crew, that Delta seemed to put the more senior (older) attendants in F and the young, cute ones in Y. The servi...Jump to post
StTim wrote:Revelation wrote:VirginFlyer wrote:Perhaps an A350/777X comparison thread would be in order?
And/or a "Will BA order the 777X?" thread...
I agree with that so I could steer well clear of it.
Does anybody actually have any recent developments about the 777X, as would be implied by the title of the thread, to discuss?Jump to post
Not all one flight, but in 1979 Gimpo to Haneda to Anchorage to O'Hare to Atlanta on Northwest and on to CAE on Delta. 7,838 statute miles, with layovers about 20 hours. Couldn't do that again if my life depended on it. Followed it a few days later with CAE to CLT to DCA (via ground transfer) to IAD...Jump to post
I have been flying since 1966. I have observed this phenomenon on everything from D.C.-9s to L1011s and 777s. It is perfectly normal. Airplanes are designed using elastic design principles. It means that they flex and shake, but return to their original state once the external forces and loads are r...Jump to post