Nobody wants to buy a 30 year old airliner from a blacklisted airline in an region known for 'sketchy' mx.
color me shocked.
This article is pure rubbish and riddled with inaccuracies. It's rabble rousing for unionization that has repeatedly been voted down by Delta's workers. Who are the best paid and best treated in the industry. Everyone else wants the Delta package. What are you talking about?!?! Delta has one of the...Jump to post
The 787 is more efficient on a per seat basis. A look at the weights alone makes this obvious. The price discounts/delivery slots on the airbus side combined with fleet commonality sold the day. Believe it or not but Airbus and Boeing do not compete as fiercely as A.net members do. They usually 'sig...Jump to post
Winglets are useless for waterbombers and are hence only there to jack up the residual value of aircraft, which is counter-productive when all you want is low capital cost. The B737 makes a lousy air tanker with only 14 or so tons usable water capacity and an hourly drop. Millions wasted on an airc...Jump to post
Where are they coming from?Jump to post
I think it will grow more modestly than most expect.
Virtual conferencing and the internet have really taken a bite out of business travel. As this tech matures into VR we'll see the need for biz travel to drop further.
jetskipper wrote:It's interesting how the love of flying and love of aviation don't directly overlap. I've flown with a lot of Captains who if they saw a British Airways 747-400 in ORD wouldn't know where it's destination.
I think regardless of politics and world policy the idea of putting 300+ lithium batteries in the hold of an aircraft where nobody can get to them for 8+ hours is quite scary/concerning. How is it any different than the cabin? The Cargo holds have real fire suppression, the cabin has a tiny FA oper...Jump to post
Unions were badly needed back in the '30's and '40's when there weren't any labour laws. In today's society, unions do nothing but increase costs. In Canada, socialism is dying. Socialist governments do nothing but suck on union teets, causing increased costs and deficits. I love Westjet! Unfortuna...Jump to post
What a joke. This is a house of cards waiting to implode on the next downturn.
It's funny how a bunch of nobodies believe they know more than the world's most powerful intelligence agencies.Jump to post
I'd like to see new midcon stations.
At what point do Pilots start to run up to time limits. I believe it is 100 hours in 28 days and 1000 hours annually. I wonder what a normal amount of time for an NK pilot is under normal conditions. There are pilots at NK that hit 1000 in 9 months. Nearly 20% of the companies total lift is flown o...Jump to post
NickLAX wrote:pvjin wrote:Makes sense, Western Europe is by no means safe nowadays with increasing amount of Islamists roaming around our streets.
Yet multiple times have shown a gun can make it past TSA here in the US.
Kirby is doing his thing.
Good to see.
The Max7 and 321LR for that matter, won't be making these 3800-4000nm flights westbound. They are slower, cruising at .74-.77 and much more impacted by headwinds than their widebody brethren who cruise in the low to mid .8's! It would make more sense if WN dropped the Max7 and went exclusively with...Jump to post
Before I had a PPL, my instructor and I were flying two people back from ILG in a Cirrus SR22 in IMC. I might have had 30 hours at this point. At one point I was the only one awake for about 45 minutes. THAT is unsafe whether in a Cirrus or a Boeing. The PNF should be awake at all times no matter w...Jump to post
I wouldn't be surprised. The legacies have been raising the pay and the lcc have trouble finding new pilots unless they start offering more. They are running out of pilots. Makes me wonder how long the regional model can go on while paying their pilots so little. Blame the 1500 hour rule. That is w...Jump to post
Go over and read at APC, the pilots at NK are pissed. They aren't so much pissed at the lower pay rates, they feel that management is stringing them along by negotiating in bad faith. They are 80-100 captains short and expect line CA's to fly overtime to cover it. From APC: Im not kidding, we have (...Jump to post
The Max7 and 321LR for that matter, won't be making these 3800-4000nm flights westbound. They are slower, cruising at .74-.77 and much more impacted by headwinds than their widebody brethren who cruise in the low to mid .8's! It would make more sense if WN dropped the Max7 and went exclusively with ...Jump to post
It's significantly easier to fly to Europe than Central America operationally, which southwest already does. Alot of airport down there don't even have radar coverage. I get the sense that alot of EU members drastically underestimate the size and capabilities of Southwest, citing an airline half the...Jump to post
Why not meet half way and call it O'Bama Airport? :-) What did that Irishman ever do for the United States? :hissyfit: I see that in Germany - that nearly every school is named after somebody. Heuss, Mommsen, Adenauer, Brandt, Humboldt... even when that person didn't have any connection to that pla...Jump to post
You should be comparing payload, not MTOW. The 737-800 has better payload range than the A320, it's nearly 3,300pounds lighter OEW and burns less gas. Well duhhhhhhhhhhh! Payload is dependant on take off weight available. In the examples I gave above where aircraft are TOW limited due to performanc...Jump to post
The biggest question I have with long haul routes like this is what happens to the crew. Example the crew of Sunday the 30th. Do they stay in YUL until the Wednesday when the next 777 flight operates, or deadhead home whilst a new crew deadheads over on one of the A333 flights? It's rare to have DH...Jump to post
ikramerica wrote:AA737-823 wrote:PlanesNTrains wrote:
Please feel free to keep him as long as you like.
My thoughts exactly.
Keep him in some sort of traditional Japanese dungeon. Without internet.
WHY is it always Americans!?!?!?
It's not, but thanks for the generalization.
I'm sure you are correct because they sure aren't making money off a $400 RT ticket from SFO - BOS...... Didn't CNBC follow AA about 10 years ago on a flight from JFK-LAX? It was a 767-200 full and I think the total profit was something like $1700? $1,700 twice a day for a full year = $9,315,068.00...Jump to post
I watched it live. It was pretty entertaining. AS and WN had their act together and it showed. The rest were a fumbled mess.Jump to post
Mcdonalds lost a multi million dollar law suit over hot coffee.
Welcome to business in the US QR. This is just the tip of the iceberg.
I'm still amazed at how little work protections exist outside the US in 'developed' countries.Jump to post
Anything DY flies will go against cheap one stop options through ME3, which means it will probably have to be in the $700 range. I don't see how DY can do anything but loose money. Which they seem content doing based on their recent quarterly earnings. The ME3 aren't that cheap anymore. Several yea...Jump to post
The job of the FA in the cockpit isn't to restrain the pilot from doing something dumb. It's to open the door.
Typical Euro airlines. Cutting safety to save a dollar.
North Korea's anti aircraft capabilities are pretty limited to begin with. I would be more concerned with N. Korean artillery hitting ICN directly. You're kidding me. North Korea has a bunch of: KN-06 BUK (you know that one) S-200s And others. Look them up! All capable of taking down commercial air...Jump to post