Wonder if she's paid the same as a typical male at her current point in her career. I'd wager money she isn't. But well done on her, more are needed! What a poorly informed comment. Pilots are paid based on years of seniority and equipment. That is all. A year 5 777 captain gets year 5 CA rates. Ta...Jump to post
Too bad she isn't here in the US, we need more younger blood to weed out these mid-age union loyalists. What does middle age or belonging to a union have to do with anything in the cited article? You aren't weeding out anyone sir. The men and women currently flying earned their way to their seat an...Jump to post
Rumored that all east bound US transatlantic flights going overnight will be branded as sleeper services for premium passengers, only serving breakfast. So the idea is they all eat in the lounge before hand and don't eat a meal onboard. I can almost hear the FAs going "it's bedtiiiiiime" ...Jump to post
Prove it. The A350-900 is a newer design with newer engines. Look at the weights. Newer engines can't change the laws of physics. Look at the larger diameter engine, lower SFC & larger wingspan that mitigates some of the weight difference due to greater lift. Why do you think the MD90 with a sm...Jump to post
Aren't North American airlines obsessed with frequency? Wouldn't they prefer smaller aircraft than the 777-9 - that way, they will have more frequencies? For most long haul flights, passengers would prefer a double daily frequency as they can arrive in the morning and depart in the evening. This wo...Jump to post
The pilots have already had their first combined equipment bid. L-US pilots are in DFW on the 73' and L-AA pilots are in PHX on the A320 now.
Overall the pilot group is pretty damn happy at the moment. Far removed from the strains of the East/West US Air merger.
Delta is building airports and running oil refineries. Weird airline.Jump to post
The 787 will be the first widebody to break 2000 frames.
I'm not worried about it.
Scott Kirby is one of the brightest strategy guys in the industry today point blank.
Without evidence saying otherwise, I'd have to agree with him.
Jetblue is something of a smokeshow at the moment. Nobody really knows what's going on internally.
add one more boondoggle to the list.
Meanwhile the A350 has a lot of competition from multiple frames that can likely either beat it on price (77W) or efficiency (787-9 or 777x.). I am under the impression that the A350 is very slightly more efficient that the 789, not that it makes much difference here. I would expect DL to order mor...Jump to post
This is good foreshadowing into the future of the A321LR and 737max.
The 757 is a 9 hour airplane, the A321LR is realistically a 9hr airplane. The 737max is an 8.5 hour airplane.
This will become quite common and frustrating.
A "huge crash" ? Is there a smoking crater around HNL somewhere?Jump to post
Skywest cannot shoot RNP approaches in any airplane. They do not have plans to train or certify crews to do it. QX and AS are/can.Jump to post
I understand that delta likes to showboat with their financials, but it's a little bit dishonest when every other carrier is reporting their net income, and Delta is puffing their chest with their earnings and putting a little disclaimer below "pre tax." Obviously it's a great quarter for...Jump to post
"Boeing 737 departed for Trinidad."
I wonder which flight killed her.
I don't care for his abrasive style. Nevertheless your personal opinion of the man and your personal attacks on him mask the fact that you are quite mistaken. "Flight attendants with longevity are a testament to how they are treated by their employer. ", but it is not a testament on how t...Jump to post
Flighty wrote:This would never happen in an at-will employment environment. Plenty of things that should never happen to anyone happen in the collective bargaining environment. But, it has its benefits too.
EK is subsidized. Look at who the CEO is. He runs the banks, runs the aviation authority, runs the airports. When EK crashes an airplane, they literally 'investigate themselves'. If you're so naive to not believe that EK is subsidized, you are a lunatic or a child. I have great oceanfront property i...Jump to post
What a deplorable statement from this rotten little man. Flight attendants with longevity are a testament to how they are treated by their employer. Is it me or does he look really tired and worn out in that picture? Like he has not had a full night of sleep since the airspace/destinations/electron...Jump to post
If Emirates didn't carry the traffic, somebody else would. More than likely they would fly Boeing's (and more of them, with the disproportionate popularity of the A380 at EK.
Air travel is a commodity. EK's a subsidized commodity.
Disgusting to see A.net members support and perpetrate medieval sexism.Jump to post
I'd like to see the figures on that.
Looks like Europe just got hit with the USA's Age 65 via a court ruling. https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2017-07-05/airlines-can-ground-pilots-at-65-court-says-in-lufthansa-case I was under the impression that Europe was already under ICAO. The US age 65 rule came about to match us up with ...Jump to post
Looks like Europe just got hit with the USA's Age 65 via a court ruling.
https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles ... hansa-case
Do most US airlines still belong to CRAF? I don't think the US government would want to have to contract with "foreign" airlines to carry US troops and equipment. Yes they are. Let's just destroy a million careers in the name of cheap airfares while we're at it. This board sounds less ins...Jump to post
It's not unique and it's not unreasonable. The population density of the US is significantly less that the Europe or China. Foreign carriers would only be interested in flying trunk routes between major cities, not serving the population at large like the US3+WN do.Jump to post
What I think will probably happen is that the US will launch a massive number of non-nuke missiles to take out all North Korean missile launch facilities, supply depots, and all artillery having a range capable of reaching Seoul. Also air strikes to knock out all NK air activity. Good luck with tha...Jump to post
It's just hard for Americans to swallow this because NK is a lose cannon and no one knows for sure what little things can get you in trouble and what mood the cop that catches you may be in. You've touched on an interesting point, and I think it is slightly different for Americans. I had a young gu...Jump to post