I'm really excited for this airport and would love to transit through it. The current God forsaken airport is a smelly, crowded pit. Love the pictures of the progress and of the control tower. Will be very interested to see if they indeed do complete it by next October as scheduled (or at least this...Jump to post
QF numbers are again strong. I remember a comment by QF's Alan Joyce recently where he said that the cost of 2x789s was cheaper on a per trip basis than an A380. This makes me think that perhaps QF will go doule daily 789s' in the future as opposed to using the A380. Daily 789 ex SYD 4pw 789 ex MEL...Jump to post
It probably wouldn't hurt to upgrade to Y+ for a 17 hour flight. You picked a heck of a flight for your first UA Y 787 trip! Let us know how it goes. :) Maybe it will be weight restricted and you and your wife can get a row of 3 seats to yourselves. I'll certainly report back if I survive - haha. W...Jump to post
The design is great on paper, not great in practice. Or really when you can't fly the visual approach. In late 2018/early 2019 they're opening a new RNAV GLS approach for RWY 19R from WESLA which is the last fix on the WWAVS arrival which is for southern arrivals. DAL and UAL (Maybe AAL?) all teste...Jump to post
Hmm looks like mods are deleting very political mild jokes now. Censorship is fun! Anyways, just book as near as you can to one another. Once you get to the gate, ask the gate agent if you can be sat near one another. They'll often be able to do this without asking anyone to volunteer. If they can'...Jump to post
Hello, My wife and I will be flying on UA2 from SIN-SFO in February in economy (Y). Sadly, per the seat map, there does not appear to be any rows with just 2 seats. Quite a few planes will taper to 2 seats towards the last few rows, which we thoroughly enjoy. With that said, some feed back is apprec...Jump to post
Balerit wrote:Just worries me that they bend almost halfway to the structural fail limit in normal flight.
PR wise Boeing quite often attaches "competent" reasons to things that actually have quite different causality like no time no mon, .... Invariably you have a trail of commentators taking that (false) reasoning up as the word from the physics god. Trickle down is that any Boeing PR featur...Jump to post
Agree with many here, the MAX looks awful in the new livery, the metal frames on the cockpit windows totally destroy the effect the mask is supposed to have. That plus the fact many of us here are angry with Boeing likely creates somewhat of a negative bias to begin with. For the love of God, why w...Jump to post
IIRC, When DIA was constructed, there was a desire to have a runway long enough to permit fully loaded flights to Europe and in certain conditions, the DC-10s needed more than 12,000'. It's somewhat rare that it would be needed now, but I do remember needing it for a DEN-EWR 737-300 flight on a qui...Jump to post
and before anyone accuses me of being a UA hater, I am not. In fact, I am itching at the opportunity to fly UA but not with the current state of affairs with the UA business class cabin. I've enjoyed direct aisle access with DL now since 2007 and I do not want to go back to having a neighbor next t...Jump to post
what was United thinking when they announced LAX-SIN? There is a tremendous amount of capacity already to SIN and over the TPAC. Some airlines seem to get it while others don't. SFO was a no brainer. However, two west coast non-stops to SIN? Way overkill. Not to mention UA is going up against Singa...Jump to post
Not a great link. CAPA notes unit costs will be flat to up1.5% https://centreforaviation.com/news/southwest-airlines-projects-improved-unit-cost-range-for-4q2017-732092 The issue with Southwest is their culture is so rigid that they adapt slower to cost savings. For example, late up-gauge to the 73...Jump to post
As has been widely mentioned the long layover is for maintence as there isn't really any other suitable space in the schedule for it. Qantas also owns a maintainace hanger in LAX so it can't be took expletive to keep the plane there so you're suggesting that every aircraft that is at LAX for 15 hou...Jump to post
That only people who are blind or physically handicapped are allowed to bring on a service animal. It cannot be anything but a dog and emotional support does not constitute needing an animal.Jump to post
Super80Fan wrote:Glad United and Delta are smart and realize Boeing is a failing company that fails to produce aircraft based on demand & what the customer wants.
LH's livery is Eurowhite yet for many folks it's ok if they go this route. I could dig a change from white fuselage to silverish grey like NW had. Picture their planes but with a blue tail instead of read. Now that'd be a nice sight, without being a major change to their "timeless brand"....Jump to post
I’ll be the detractor. It’s very boring and blah. I like the tail, but they could certainly add some color to the body.Jump to post
You're really willing to pay that much more to go through DUB and do pre-clearance? Why not just get Global Entry? Doing that will save you a ton of time when you get back to ORD or any US Airport. I cleared in DUB about 2 weeks ago. Yes, it was certainly nice to do, but certainly wouldn't go out of...Jump to post
MUC, VIE & FRA.
I've connected through all of these cities, but never actually visited.
Jayafe wrote:And no one in earth knows why. Makes no sense at all...
It appears that Malaysia Airlines has chosen Boeing for the wide body order. Awesome and congrats to Boeing.
https://www.cnbc.com/2017/09/12/reuters ... urces.html
sbworcs wrote:My parent stayed at the Grand Hotel Capodmonte in Sorrento and raved about the food in the restaurant with tables overlooking the bay.
They think you don't have to be staying there to eat there
How long does it take to get to/from the airport and hotel via taxi? Thanks Taxi was about 30-35 mins at 10am in the morning, there was construction on the main route to downtown so our cabbie took some side roads to try and save time. Mind you this was last July so the construction may be finished...Jump to post
I arrived DUB by train from Limerick Junction (arriving by air in Shannon) but used a bus/coach service to DUB airport.for flight on to EDI. We stayed at the Hilton and found the light rail system was easy to use and a stop was literally right at the hotel. The surrounding area of the Hilton was ve...Jump to post
Shame you are not asking about North/Central Italy, I know some amazing restaurants in Rome and Florence, the coast is a place on our list, so please report back. In general though, don't get stuck on one dish, as you travel from town to town you will run into dishes with the same name, that are di...Jump to post
Heading to the Amalfi Coast next weekend (Sorrento, Amalfi & Capri). Does anyone have any dining recommendations. Since we will only be in the area 4 nights, we'd like to experience some top notch dining. Following this up with 3 nights in Dublin, Ireland. Any recommendations for things that we...Jump to post
Heading to the Amalfi Coast next weekend (Sorrento, Amalfi & Capri). Does anyone have any dining recommendations. Since we will only be in the area 4 nights, we'd like to experience some top notch dining. Following this up with 3 nights in Dublin, Ireland. Any recommendations for things that we ...Jump to post
The wind won't be much of an issue (no worse than a mild category 1, if that).....but the rain. My hometown of Victoria is slated to get a LOT of rain. That is the biggest issue with these storms. There will definitely be flooding along the coast (probably up to SAT/AUS area and over to Houston. All...Jump to post
I've been to RAR and AIT. They are very remote places, especially AIT. When I was there, I certainly thought about of anything went wrong, not much you can do. Been there 3 times. There is a hospital at both Rarotonga and Aitutaki and Auckland is 4 hour planeride away :-) I don't know how propped u...Jump to post
My wife and I both work remotely from our home full-time for a company based in suburban Philadelphia. We LOVE working at home. Off at 3:00 every day and off to the gym, store, etc. By 5:30 - 6:00, we are done doing everything we need/want to on most days and get to spend a lot of quality time toget...Jump to post
We have landed 763's in DCA.......739's are not a problem That is not true, until recent 739's could not land at DCA MTOW was a problem, the b767 was a special event for former President event. Unfortunately, your comment makes zero sense and it's so grammatically incorrect, it's very hard to read ...Jump to post
Or A359's. The 778s will ultimately replace the 77Ls; the A359 is going up against the 789/10 - a completely different competition. I have no doubt that many, or most, 77L's will be replaced by 778's. However, the A350-900, especially in 280t guise, is capable of replacing a 77L on many missions, a...Jump to post
I'd bet the DEN-DCA leg has restrictions during the summer due to Hot/High of denver I bet not. DEN has really long runways and going East to DCA wouldn't be encroaching on MTOW (Doesn't need that much fuel). The only runway at DEN I'd call really long is 16R/34L at 16000', the rest are all 12000' ...Jump to post
If/as AA needs more gates, particularly for Eagle, I could see AA continue to grow on E. Specifically, it isn't hard for me to imagine DFW moving the ULCCs (Spirit and Frontier) plus maybe some of the other smaller operators (Alaska, JetBlue, WestJet) back out to the E satellite to make more room f...Jump to post
Great news. I'll be flying out of DFW on 9/1 to Europe on LH, but will hop a tram ride over to check it out. Ideally, they should renovate the E Satellite now. Once redone, that could be a very nice 8 or so gates for someone to use (either new entrant or expansion). It's a little bit of a walk, but ...Jump to post
I saw a UA 739ER at DCA from DEN a few times during the summer... clearly has no problem with performance on that route even in the DC summer heat. I'd bet the DEN-DCA leg has restrictions during the summer due to Hot/High of denver I bet not. DEN has really long runways and going East to DCA would...Jump to post
It will return as a 789 upgauged from a 788. The economics of the 788 are very poor. The only reason to retain it on a route is if there is no possible way to fill increased seats and gain increased incremental revenue. You can look at the routes where AA and UA retains the 788 when there are enoug...Jump to post