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
Looks like the NTSB has obtained a video of the accident. Gouge marks and debris on/around the runway seem to indicate the aircraft was in a left bank. It always sounds morbid to say, but I'm curious to see the video. An absolute shame the crew was killed, especially with no fire; seems like an extr...Jump to post
Maybe it's a silly gripe of mine, but will we potentially see Alaska changing its name as it spreads thoughout the continental U.S.? I'd feel weird flying "Alaska Airlines" from PHL to SFO for example. Then again as previously mentioned, their commitment to the state of Alaska is obvious a...Jump to post
Glad to hear everyone seems to be ok. Aircraft reportedly broke into three pieces but did not catch fire. I'll be looking forward to the photos and more details.
Hopefully this was a job well done by the flightcrew!
I can't honestly say I've got the best taste in the world, but after really looking it over for a couple of minutes (which was hard to do thanks to the awful quality of the image), I actually kind of like it! Has a more modernized-retro hybrid look, especially with the type face, the straight cheatl...Jump to post
New info says the engine exploded and damaged the wing. Good to see the crash wasn't pilot error, but I hope it's not a design flaw. I wouldn't be so quick to jump to conclusions, regardless of whatever anyone says. Yes, including officials. Because the only way to know what happened up there right...Jump to post
If only they had cleared the last 10 feet of that mountain, and they would have had much more suitable terrain to work with! Very sad, but a miracle that some people made it out. I feel for the first officer, despite the rumors already circling about her credentials regarding operating this flight. ...Jump to post
yonahleung wrote:They should have kept the V Air brand which was a much stronger brand after the two outrageous crashes.
Sun Country has always been such an enigma. It's been around forever, and has hidden itself in the cracks of the Midwest for decades. Even after so many hardships like post 9/11 aviation, they've still managed to stay afloat. I've never even seen one of their aircraft in operation before, but they m...Jump to post
Saw a very interesting video while researching for a college paper: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_4lxLfBpO4o Apparently Air France flew these between MIA and Haiti, as well as other destinations. Taking the low range into consideration, did Air France fly these over from Europe (via UK, Iceland, ...Jump to post
An Air Vanuatu Twin Otter allegedly lost control to some flight surfaces shortly before landing at Walaha Airport on West Ambae. No injuries/fatalities. http://dailypost.vu/news/aircraft-misha ... 09614.html https://twitter.com/AirCrashMayday/stat ... 0635768834 Sounds very dangerous indeed, I wonde...Jump to post
It's an... interesting idea that they're planning to implement long haul so soon! Though I'm not sure I see the market for this, as Cyprus has always been more of a destination for Europeans, and never really had a huge presence anywhere else. Even if they added a business class, I still just don't ...Jump to post
El Al is a unique airline that goes beyond simply economic benefit. It is the Israeli flag carrier and delivers a safe airline for those who live in Israel. It also reflects the cultural and religious values of the country in the same way that certain Arab airlines do too. Israel has only a very sm...Jump to post
Is there an actual benefit to the current "normal" airplane design (2 wing-mounted engines, standard wing, standard tail) in comparison to the T-tail approach? I know maintenance is a factor, but how does it fare from an aerodynamic standpoint? I understand we will probably never see more ...Jump to post
Almost panicked when I saw the news headline, "Royal Air Maroc 737 Stalls on Takeoff". I was so absoutely sure an accident had occured.
Glad to know everything went alright though, but I am curious as to what could have caused the cofusion. Incorrect V-speed settings?