Anywhere from the mainland US to Belize and or Central America is in VHF coverage. HF is or isn't required depending on the carriers opspec allowances. LDOC providers for all over water operations are SFO and NY ARINC via Mexnet/Gulfnet frequencies and is guaranteed above FL200. SATCOM is not, in an...Jump to post
DIKDALEK wrote:the A380 and A340 are the real Queen of the skies. Line Captain David Dik Dalek
Believe or not but for us it is Denver. I am going by FROM the hub to an outstation, to a geographical point in the cont. 48 USA, and based on flying time. Not percentage of population or anything. Why Denver? Its not about geographic center or anything like that. Its because you need optimal year-r...Jump to post
What about diverting into military bases? How are the charges billed? If a civilian plane diverted to a military air field, they would likely be met by MP's with rifles pointed. The only way for a civilian plane to land at a base is to get the written approval of the base comander. There's paperwor...Jump to post
TUGMASTER wrote:Doesn't seem to be in a hurry at 327kts and FL360...?
and seems a tad bizarre northerly routing,,,...?
My question is why post merger UA retired their very new 762's acquired by CO a few years earlier. My thoughts are that they would have been a great supliment to the 77A's for domestic runs and Hawaii in a lower J config with slimlines in Y. They would have had the benefit of ULD baggage and cargo ...Jump to post
Not sure if English is your 2nd language or not, but it is very hard to understand what you are asking...Jump to post
Man, boy am I glad United did their farewell tour the right way. Delta is just a disaster here, but to be honest I am not surprised. The 747 never really was a major part of Deltas history. Its a Northwest legacy plane they inherited via merger and with Deltas "washing the red out" mental...Jump to post
Man, boy am I glad United did their farewell tour the right way. Delta is just a disaster here, but to be honest I am not surprised. The 747 never really was a major part of Deltas history. Its a Northwest legacy plane they inherited via merger and with Deltas "washing the red out" mentali...Jump to post
Anytime you have a ceiling below 3000 ft it almost takes off 20 flights per hour on the arrival rate, and any ceiling below 2000 ft you are guaranteed a ground delay program into SFO. The traffic demand plus the runway configuration neuter the arrival rate badly to where they can only handle 25-35 p...Jump to post
XAM2175 wrote:Remember the very very big elephant in the hanger with the 747 too - fuel tank inerting.
trijetsonly wrote:OneSexyL1011 wrote:In order the last 3 routes where
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There has been absolutely ZERO mention of keeping 2 747's on property for charter operations. At least in my department that I know of. It was commonly known, and said that all 747's will exit the fleet by the end of the year. The only thing I can think of is we have outstanding charter contracts th...Jump to post
CarbonFibre wrote:Last one is tomorrow (Saturday) op by N107UA.
Oh man, the possibilities! Can just be a reprint of the original model or they can add any combination of upgrades to the -300. I would see UA jumping on this ASAP as we really, really love the 763/4. Its our most liked aircraft by passengers in the fleet. (yes, above the 787)Jump to post
I'd say the majority of seats sold were probably to employees. In my department alone I know of 19 people who bought seats Unless your department had the inside track that this announcement and flight was going to be announced I seriously doubt 19 people from one department bought tickets. I know m...Jump to post
At our carrier, CI 300 is roughly equal to a M.845 at cruise. Other variables apply of course, however we rarely plan flights faster than 300. 25 ranges from M.820-.830 and 150 is about M.840. Not sure if that helps you or not, however those speeds are generally what I see at those indexes if that h...Jump to post
Copa has been flying their 737-800s on routes up to 2,900 nm for more than a decade. Per the information above, Norwegian is blocking-off about 30 seats. So whether blocking 15% of the seats counts as a "tremendous amount of seats" is pretty subjective. People were debating whether or not...Jump to post
It would be impossible to operate these flights year round with this aircraft and not block off a tremendous amount of seats, or not do a technical stop with the current NG 737 fleet. This airplane already is at its absolute maximum limits with these flights and the more I think about it the more i...Jump to post
I feel there is A LOT of information here thats been lost in translation, manipulated to fit the sensationalism and/or just flat out missing.
It is getting to a point where you cant take these kinds of stories seriously anymore.
At UA, the 763/4 are constantly voted by passengers as their favorite aircraft in the fleet. Yes, even over the 787.
Passengers just love it. Its the perfect balance. I just wish it had just a little bit more MTOW capability. This A/C is just begging to be turned into a MAX or NEO or whatever.
It would be impossible to operate these flights year round with this aircraft and not block off a tremendous amount of seats, or not do a technical stop with the current NG 737 fleet. This airplane already is at its absolute maximum limits with these flights and the more I think about it the more it...Jump to post
Guys, its not a big deal. Here are the associated restrictions for having a single seal missing. Straight from the MEL manual itself. For one seal missing the following performance penalties are applied: A. Reduce Takeoff Performance Limited Weight by 100 pounds. B. Reduce Enroute Climb Performance ...Jump to post
Just a slat/flap seal coming loose. You can have several missing before any type of penalty is applied. Even then, its extremely minimal.Jump to post
Gosh, I remember the headphones that used hollow tubes of air instead of wires. HahahaJump to post
United ordered them but are waiting to announce it until they announce the A350 order cancellation first...
UAL SFO-NRT is no longer operated by a 744 as of 2 days ago. Its now on a 77W.
The last routes as of June on the 744 are ICN, PEK, PVG, TPE, FRA and LHR. All out of SFO. From what I hear, TPE is expected to to go 77W in July.
Rumor has it, ICN will be the last B744 flight for UA