Hi all, Saw a couple of recent articles touting Boeing's "new" SUGAR (Subsonic Ultra Green Aircraft Research) wing concept. From what I know, the last I saw of this was back in 2010 or so. Has there been a new announcement/development regarding it? Or do these happen to just be random feat...Jump to post
Honestly what are they thinking sending a pink aircraft with that registration to a conservative country like India? They weren't. The whole registration thing is just a gimmick to appeal to the sort of backpacking millennials which the airline tends to attract. As if to say "Hey, look at us, ...Jump to post
Looking at the images, I've wondered something. How is one supposed to open the main doors with the pressure of water preventing an outwards force? Worst thing I can imagine is them initially going inwards, then getting stuck as water pours in. I'd assume the slides would help, but they're not actua...Jump to post
Petty as it may be, I would really love to see Norwegian go under just to prevent a successful precedent of these silly antics convince others to follow suit.
The loss of competition isn't great, but I don't like the idea of the cruiseship industry tactics spreading to aviation.
I'm certain that, depending on the circumstances of course, many others would have done the same in an emergency. We are talking about serious internal injury if you hold it in for too long, so I feel like denying her the exception to use the restroom was downright stupid. She seemed aware of her si...Jump to post
I actually work for a certain purple airline at AMS, and I can guarantee about 85% of the pax are transfer traffic only. KEF and Iceland in general seem to appeal more to the young individual backpacker than anything else so far. And I don't know, but we've been utilizing the A320/A321 more than any...Jump to post
I definitely prefer built-in IFE just for the sake of less hassle. Everyone having their own devices set up, chargers dangling all over the place, the passenger at the window who wants to go to the bathroom tripping over the wire and pulling it down to the floor, the inevitable useless stories of pe...Jump to post
sevenair wrote:If it were possible to dance on the grave on an airline, Citywing is one 'airline' whose grave I'd boogie on down on until the break of dawn.
We will never forget what you did. We will never forgive you.
Isle of Man airport originally had Manx2, then Citywing to take care of the majority of the 800,000 yearly pax. But since Citywing had bitten the dust last year, who has stepped forward to take over the majority of the movements? Net flight movements seem down 18.5%, so I wonder if anyone else had s...Jump to post
Different reports of it being a Cubana flight and an American flight. https://twitter.com/blakeley1990/status/997517696265834498?s=19 https://twitter.com/CubaTVSITVC/status/997517572407996416?s=19 Cubana doesn't operate the 737, so if the other report holds water... I'm very worried indeed. I hope a...Jump to post
c933103 wrote:I thought Kim doesn't really like flying and even if he is to go to places like Switzerland or Sweden, it would be more likely for he to do so via train?
Hi all, Couldn't find any threads about this but it's a fairily small question I was wondering about. I've read about the IL-76 being fitted in a passenger configuration, but can't find any photos showing this. Does anyone have any information about this? I'd be curious if it were large enough to im...Jump to post
On a slight tangent to my earlier post, what would be a sizeable enough fleet (among other factors) to completely break away from the charter business and start scheduled flights in the US? Since we are talking about larger jets here instead of props, I'd say it's a tad different than your typical E...Jump to post
What could Swift possibly be prepping for? I'm kind of excited to see where this is all headed. Are we possibly going to see them try to break into the scheduled carrier business?
((Disclaimer: I have no aviation business/management experience nor knowledge))
https://youtu.be/Nss-4laxKYc Final moments... Is this even real footage? The scenery doesn't look right. This doesn't seem correct: -RT logo but isn't featured on the RT site -Horizontal stabilizer/elevator not in the correct spot -Anhedral wings -Scenery not consistent Looks something like an Anto...Jump to post
Basic guess from the track and wreckage, I wouldn't necessarily call this a high energy impact? It looks more like it touched down, ran over *really* rough ground, and broke/twisted up. Sadly, the pics seem to show that the right wing broke off and rested parallel to the rear tail section while on f...Jump to post
On the alleged atc recording do I hear a aircraft whizzing by the tower just before the crash? :eek: :eek: :eek: Yessss, I heard it as well. wasn't sure what it was...usually no aircraft fly that close to actual tower? Do you have a timestamp for that? I'm having a lot of difficulty listening to th...Jump to post
Hi all, I work for a [Certain Charter Airline Part of a German Conglomerate] and have noticed that they do something that's IMO quite unique to the aviation world these days: planned stopovers. For example, there are flights we operate that go to Marsa Alam via Hurghada. So basically, we fly to Hurg...Jump to post
Hey y'all, I'm not one to start topics about these kind of smaller incidents, but looks like T31035 ran into some issues on the way out of Aberdeen and returned after holding for a while. Weather was fine it seems according to the METAR. What does seem odd is that pax evacuated through multiple exit...Jump to post
Hopefully I'm wrong, but it seems Boeing has already missed their mark to justify the new clean sheet MOM aircraft. If potential customers are already going for the A321NEO/LR, what are the chances they would risk the reprecussions from canceling orders? Best case scenario the MOM is well on its way...Jump to post
Made this point previously, but maybe people wouldn't be abusing the system if the quality for animal transport wasn't so low. Stories of animals dying due to negligence, severe weather restrictions (though fairly justified), and just high costs have made even me think about the support animal ordea...Jump to post
Would have liked to see them take from TAP's approach and try a name like Meridiana Air Italy, and shorten it to Meridiana in general uses. Alitalia kind of works on a similar level, except Meridiana would have the advantage of the "Air Italy" part that unknowing travellers will type in wh...Jump to post
My biggest problem with Joon and now this news is just the emptiness that is felt behind it. I don't see an actual attempt for innovation, but rather an attempt to cash in and sell out. At least LEVEL seems way more genuine than AF's latest ideas. AFKL will die with 20 half-baked brands surrounding ...Jump to post
Maybe unpopular seeing how this isn't directly bashing the action (which yes, it's very stupid), but I'd argue this definitely comes as a result of lackluster options to travelling with your pet. Of course it's a relatively niche market, but you really don't know how bad it can be until you have to ...Jump to post
Wow, that's a large dropoff! More images on Twitter. Hoping everyone made it out okay, aircraft looks largely intact.
https://twitter.com/hashtag/pc8622?f=im ... t&src=hash
As a former Delaware resident, well uh... Delaware. Frontier used to fly out of Wilmington but that was so far up north you were better off going the extra hour to PHL.
Frontier pulled out shortly afterwards, and now we're left with driving at least 2 hours to PHL, BWI, or SBY
In the 1990-2003 period nearly all European commercial aircraft went bankrupt. Fokker, Dornier, BAe, Avro, Saab. I think only ATR and Airbus survived. Really a pitty. More companies should have merged into a company like Airbus. http://www.fzt.haw-hamburg.de/pers/Scholz/PreSTo/FairchildDornier728_3...Jump to post
Hi all, Apologies if this was discussed before, I looked through the archive and found no recent discussions. The Dornier 728 (or longer 928 version) was introduced in 1997 as a 70-110 seat regional jet, with an expected launch date of mid-2003 (though mid-2005 would probably be more realistic), wit...Jump to post
32andBelow wrote:Why don't they just have cargo come in in the middle of the night? You can't tell me AMS is packed 24:7
My money is on LOT for the reasons already mentioned. SAS and CSA are already tied up with others, and they don't have much to gain from making a switch.
Croatia and Tarom while possible don't seem well prepared nor well positioned to take on the traffic.
It's funny, the "exCO" "exUA" mentality is very much alive and well. I was not 4 weeks ago on a UA flight LAX-IAH and the DirectTV was spotty the whole flight. When this same thing happened on my GUM-HNL flight last year, I was given a URL to go to to get compensated. I asked an...Jump to post
I'm from the Rehoboth Beach area in DE, and as much as I'd love a commercial operation here, it's kind of moot. We have SBY just >1 hour south of us to connect to most of the important hubs, and the hub PHL just 2.5 hours north of us. ILG is so close to Philly anyway, for someone like me it'd only r...Jump to post
I can vouch for the AMS-PHL route (almost) never having Wi-Fi. This is the one route I fly with AA and I've never heard the mention of Wi-Fi on board nor have I seen it while using my electronic devices. Had one FA come by and advise a fellow passenger that there was indeed none. Maybe I've just bee...Jump to post
I've already been flamed for this one, but almost all region-specific airline names out there. Limits the possibility for growth it would seem! Southwest seems to be the obvious outlier in that theory, though with Alaska's (which isn't even based in Alaska?) growth along the west coast I'd like to s...Jump to post
Why not give their malnourished baby Transavia the project? It already has millenial-directed branding (albeit more family oriented maybe) and you know... an operational foundation to start on? As someone this airline will be trying to reach out to, the branding and name leave a lot to be desired. L...Jump to post
Wamena Airport in Indonesia has a bad safety history, with about 15 incidents since 2009, with about 9 of these resulting in high damage or complete destruction of the aircraft (Source: Aviation Herald). The most recent accident happened just this morning, where a 733 cargo airplane had a runway exc...Jump to post
Frequent passenger on the AA203 and AA204 here. I personally enjoy the diversions especially if I'm not in a rush, though I know the other passengers around me don't feel the same way. Being forced to stay in your seat on the tarmac for 60-90 minutes can be a real bummer, especially since we aren't ...Jump to post
Hmm sorry, don't believe the idea for everyone to stop what they are doing and potentially miss a connection for the sake of a """hero""". Aviation is dynamic and has a flow to it, you can not expect every single passenger to just stop what they're doing. Once the prior...Jump to post
I was actually looking forward to maybe one day flying the golden rooster... but this new brand is absolute trash to me. Went from being a funny- and maybe even endearing underdog to some generic mid 2000s mockup. I'd be lying if I said I wasn't disappointed.
And that name... snooorrrrreee
Hey all, Didn't find any threads discussing this yet, but there seems to be a wikipedia article about another Pan American World Airways startup. Supposedly, out of KXNA of all places. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pan_American_World_Airways_(2016) Of course I totally understand to take this all wit...Jump to post