God this is so stupid and blatantly wrong. I'm from the metro area and this couldn't be any farther from the truth. About every month or so, a far-right group from Vancouver, WA - Patriot Prayer - has a rally in downtown Portland. They gather under the guise of "free speech protection" and...Jump to post
Again with that godawful giant font, too. Can the airline industry please give these poor planes a break?Jump to post
Currently? In no particular order: Japan Airlines, Singapore Airlines, Air Inuit, Air Belgium, TAAG Angola, Etihad. But from the past? British Airways' Landor scheme and the one that came before it, hands down my favorite. American Airlines, Alitalia, Western Airlines, and Alaska Airlines are honora...Jump to post
I feel like the American government has been doing these little, gradual things in the international sphere to purposefully set itself up for war with Iran. You'd think they'd learn after Vietnam and Iraq that elective wars are a terrible idea but I guess not. All I'm saying is, it isn't the politic...Jump to post
That's really exciting. Hope I can get a chance to hop on it sometime soon.Jump to post
Good lord, some of you guys are assholes. And over something that might be completely overstated. The only two sources reporting on this are Daily Mail and Fox, both of which are infamous for exaggerating their stories. We don't have all of the details here.Jump to post
It's a sad day for emotional support turkeys everywhere.Jump to post
I don't believe in people snapping Whether you believe it or not, it's a scientific fact. It's called a "psychotic break", and you can look that term up. (I had a family member who went through that.) This is why it's usually pointless to ask "why" in cases like this (as well as...Jump to post
Oh God, so that's why we were getting diversions from SEA-bound planes down here. This is crazy on so many levels. I just went on a trip from PDX to SEA and the first plane I saw at the Horizon gate was N449QX. I also live right under a major approach pattern for PDX and probably have seen this spec...Jump to post
Here's a picture taken by a passenger on the flight:
The last time I flew in and out of SJC, we boarded by stairs. That was in 2006-ish. Granted, it was a 737, not a widebody, but all of the times I went through SJC, I never remembered a single set of airstairs (again, each time a 737, MD-80, or CRJ, never a super big bird). I'm guessing this has cha...Jump to post
The last time I flew in and out of SJC, we boarded by stairs. That was in 2006-ish. Granted, it was a 737, not a widebody, but all of the times I went through SJC, I never remembered a single set of airstairs (again, each time a 737, MD-80, or CRJ, never a super big bird). I'm guessing this has chan...Jump to post
In other news: airliners.net is outraged at nothing again. This service wasn't meant to cater towards you. Nobody's forcing you to use it at gunpoint. Don't like it, then choose another airline. If somebody wants to start an airline where people from smaller, specific communities might feel safer us...Jump to post
dampfnudel wrote:Very creative safety video. I wasn’t digging that dark mustard color men’s uniform 1979-1982.
I realize I'm just a bitter, petty artist, but I hate the weird swoopy Qantas-wannabe tail trend that's been a feature of almost all current livery redos. Plus the billboard text, and how they take the old logos and magnify them by 100+. It comes off as kinda tacky and unpolished. Who comes up with ...Jump to post
120 million is enough money to contribute to far more productive causes. Like somebody else said, funding more searches for MH370, or maybe funding charter flights for civilians out of war zones or air medical services.
I love the Concorde too, but it ain't coming back. Let it rest.
Why are you still complaining about "illegal" immigrants anyway? These two women are American. Pretty crappy of you to assume by default Spanish-speakers aren't citizens, and then from there that if they aren't citizens, they're somehow less than human.Jump to post
texdravid, if you live in Texas, then why are you speaking English instead of Kiikaapoa, Hasínay, or Nʉmʉ Tekwapʉ̲? We oughta set up checkpoints for those pesky English-speaking illegals...Jump to post
On one hand, I absolutely agree that cabin crew should be held to a stringent standard of professional appearance, and grubby frumpy uniforms don't cut it, but on the other hand, a lot of people aren't viewing it from a professionalism angle and instead from a "I want every flight attendant to...Jump to post
On one hand, I absolutely agree that cabin crew should be held to a stringent standard of professional appearance, and grubby frumpy uniforms don't cut it, but on the other hand, a lot of people aren't viewing it from a professionalism angle and instead from a "I want every flight attendant to ...Jump to post
You also cannot deny that Animal Planet would be better if the logo still had an elephant on it.Jump to post
I've been studying this case for the past few years, and it really shocked me considering I grew up in and have family in the areas where he struck, and I never even knew about that history while I lived there. It's incredible to me that he was caught. I knew it was bound to happen some day, but I d...Jump to post
God, that's really tragic for that passenger and her family, and I can't imagine it feels too great for the crew, either. Totally not their fault. Hats off to them for their quick actions and WN's professionalism, though. But a side note, the CFM56 is the same type of engine that failed on another W...Jump to post
God, my condolences to everybody who knew her.
Workplace-related suicides are serious. Being a crew member on international routes places an incredible amount of stress on people. It wouldn't surprise me at all if that were a part of why she took her life.
Is it bad that I laughed?
I mean, obviously you shouldn't be working in customer service if you don't have an endless amount of patience, and even if the passenger was genuinely a fucking asshole, you don't tell them that, but that baggage guy's reaction is gold.
I'm actually more surprised in the fact Seattle/Washington is becoming more crazy than California. Oh well, all the businesses should pack up and move to California anyway (who is also doing better economically as well), then the People's Republic of Washington can see what a failure this is. I liv...Jump to post
Lol and there are 757's, 767's, and 747-400's from getting trashed left and right that were all built between '99 and 2004. They don't build 'em like they used to - that's what crack and hip hop "culture" will do to a country. Yeah, those darn kids with their swing dancing and phonographs...Jump to post
That terrible picture recovered from JAL 123 came to mind, but somebody already posted that. UA 811 is another that has some, but I'm not sure if it counts considering almost everybody survived and the plane was subsequently repaired and returned to service: http://www.newstalkzb.co.nz/media/1772044...Jump to post
Ohhhh God let's see... Scoot is what my dog does on the carpet. SCAT and Wizz need no explanation. Aer Lingus is kinda dirty. 1Time, Blue 1, Air 2000, FlyMe, Bingo Airways, Trip, V-bird, Skytaxi, First Choice Airways, go!, and easyJet are all pretty uninspiring. But as far as branding goes, I've alw...Jump to post
Remember everyone, 1984 was meant to be a warning not a guide, yet some of you would love for it to be a reality. It's scary that people are believing "War is Peace, Freedom is Slavery, Ignorance is Strength" should be enforced. George Orwell himself fought against Spanish fascists and wa...Jump to post
Everywhere where communism has been tried it has failed to deliver and has resulted in a brutal dictatorsip of some form. How many more times must it be tried until we can all agree that it is a failure and little better than Nazism (in practise I mean). As far as antifa goes, I'm not convinced of ...Jump to post
Simple. Shops all around the western world sell communist themed stuff without any issues, yet anything with swastika is suddenly a huge no no. You can also see a lot of hammers and sickles in leftist demonstrations without anyone condemning their use. Germany banned swastika, yet not symbols of So...Jump to post