I just landed in LHR on a British Airways 747 and our bags are delayed an hour or so because they can’t get the cargo door to the aircraft open. I overheard a customer service representative say this isn’t uncommon. Is this true? And if so, is there anything British Airways plans to do about it?Jump to post
The consensus on this site seems to be that EI is on the brink of sending an A321LR to every municipality in the United States, and a changing of the guard at EI will likely only stir those rumors. There has been plenty of talk over recent years of EI moving to OneWorld without much action, and even...Jump to post
My friend got me FS2004 for my 8th birthday and I was hooked. A couple years later, I successfully landed my first plane. Since then, I've been teaching myself more and more about how to fly. Got FSX in 2011. Since then, I've learned how to properly use autopilot, FMCs, ILS, and so on. Now, I still ...Jump to post
They sure nailed the look of "low cost vacation package".
To me, the front and the back seem like two separate liveries. I genuinely don't know whether I like this or not.
I think HA is planing to “serve” the SNa market via LGB, In all reality, you are proposing that HA buy a sub set of aircraft to serve one route. There is nowhere else that the 319N would be needed, and to my knowledge the 319N is not much cheaper to operate than 321N. The only airline that I know o...Jump to post
In most cases, the number of seats on a given model has a direct negative correlation with it's range, because lighter aircraft fly further. With the right winds, you could certainly strip a 737-800's cabin bare, making it very light, and fly it 4,000nmi. More passengers=more weight=less range.Jump to post
AirCal737 wrote:DLHAM wrote:TXL-YYZ will be more than 300nm further, also starting in June with 737MAX9. Flight time blocked at 9h15.
Such a long route operated by a -9 virant?!
Based off the pictures, it looks like it was nowhere close to stopping when it crossed the threshold. Granted, the runway at TKK is 6,006ft.Jump to post
What will FRA-AUS be flown on? A333, A359, or A343 I'd imagine are the three options.Jump to post
737max8 wrote:Well, last time I checked MCO and ATL are still on the East coast but this is still big for Northeast region.
Could we see some orange highlights incorporated to honor their flag? Although I can't picture an aesthetically pleasing combination of those colors, that hasn't stopped livery designers before. When Aer Lingus was founded, 82 years ago now, the idea behind the image of the airline was that it need...Jump to post
Also worth noting (let's pretend the rest of the plan is bulletproof) they plan on flying A321neos. At a distance of 4404 miles, they might as well sell tickets for BSL-YHZ and YHZ-CVG.Jump to post
Not sure if this has been posted yet but here's a cool blog with Alaska fleet info that seems pretty reliable. While this was kept up to date consistently over the summer, it hasn't been updated since August 27.
I would think US-based airlines that are US aircraft-free would be of even higher concern to you. Spirit, JetBlue...Jump to post
File this under "I'll believe it when I see it". I think I heard they're codesharing with Baltia and Goldstar Air.
In their defense, they're going after small niche markets and facing little to no competition. Of course, there's a reason no one's flown this route...
This has been in the works for a few years at least, as far as I can recall. The plan has the facility located roughly between F and W, just north of the start of Runway 10. http://www.marylandaviation.com/_med...020_BWI_v2.pdf Looks like that link is broken. Here's the full link. Start at page 96 ...Jump to post
Does this mean they're going to put in the parallel taxiway (taxiways R and W) on the runway 10 side like the master plan has, or have those details not been made public yet? I haven't heard of this plan. I don't see a use for a parallel taxiway for either 15R-33L or 10-28, especially on the other ...Jump to post
Good for WN, and good for BWI. Too bad that the site will require mowing over a lot of trees and doing some significant grading, instead of using old Rwy 4 threshold area west of 33. But it's no surprise that BWI is getting a WN hangar. Jim Interesting you brought that up. I'm not sure their curren...Jump to post
airliner371 wrote:AirTran used to use an old hangar at MCO, is that still used?
I wonder if, when opened, this will be used to allow the rehabilitation of the MDW hangars.
If this is true, it’s more evidence that DL is trying to undermine B6 at BOS by adding flights that B6 feeds to their partners that DL can’t grab with places like DUB and LIS, plus PDL feed they can capture over JFK. Almost looks like DL is going to try and put to screws to B6 at BOS like they did ...Jump to post
https://www.facebook.com/BWIairport/videos/295082564652760/ MD Governor Larry Hogan and Southwest CEO Gary Kelly unveil "major new regional maintenance facility" at BWI, as part of a celebration of 25 years of LUV at BWI. -130,000 sq ft -"First of its kind for Southwest on east coast...Jump to post
Interesting... surprised it took this long given BWI has been a major operation for Southwest for several decades. Where does that put maintenance hangars for Southwest? DAL, HOU, MDW, PHX and now BWI? Have I missed any? This says they took over Citrus's mx hangar in ATL. https://www.rubbusa.com/ai...Jump to post
https://www.facebook.com/BWIairport/videos/295082564652760/ MD Governor Larry Hogan and Southwest CEO Gary Kelly unveil "major new regional maintenance facility" at BWI, as part of a celebration of 25 years of LUV at BWI. -130,000 sq ft -"First of its kind for Southwest on east coast&...Jump to post
I am beginning my term project for a marketing course which asks us to develop a new product from (ideally) an existing company and produce a marketing plan for it. My group is leaning towards an NMA, which my professor permits because such an aircraft has not yet been launched. I understand the des...Jump to post
I'm guessing the flap system will be similar to the current triple? (double-slotted inboards, single slotted outboards) I remember hearing a couple years ago the 777X will feature triple-slotted flaps. You can see in the renderings there are 5 flap fairings on each wing, as opposed to the 3 on the ...Jump to post
"Hawaiian said the Boston-Honolulu route will become the longest regularly scheduled domestic route in U.S. history at 5,095 miles." http://www.staradvertiser.com/2018/09/14/breaking-news/hawaiian-airlines-to-offer-nonstop-service-to-boston-starting-in-april/ Let's hope HNL/ATL is next. D...Jump to post
With preclearance, they might look at DCA and LGA. Although I'm not sure how much fun it would be getting the fully loaded A321 off the ground at DCA.Jump to post
No matter what, STN will have to build a sizeable shorthaul network that consists of airlines that have codeshares or partnerships with long-haul capable airlines, unless they're planning to rely entirely on O/D traffic. AFAIK, Ryanair, Easyjet, and Jet2, the three biggest airlines at STN in terms o...Jump to post
Flightradar24 currently lists VP-CMA, a 737Max BBJ, on the ground at BWI, as of 04:00 UTC on September 12 (12:00 midnight EDT). Is this an error? If not, what is it doing there?
You can tell who has the newer planesJump to post
How about Tokyo, Hong Kong or Johannesburg ? Aer Lingus is too focused on the English speaking Americas. The USA & Canada should not be EI's only long haul market. Dublin to Narita sipping Guinness is on my bucket list, nonstop. With what aircraft? Those routes are pushing it to undoable for A3...Jump to post
Beginning in 2019 (likely spring or summer) would indicate it isn't a dedicated vacation route (Mid-Atlantic/New England), or the route would begin in the winter. I like N292UX's post about UA into Texas. Along those lines, could be AA to DFW. Could even just be AA to MIA.Jump to post
Just so we're on the same page, what does a Type C exit look like? I assume Type A is a standard door. Is Type C like an overwing 737-style exit? Would Type B be like the R1 door on the MD8X? Is there a Type D? A Type A is a floor-level exit with a rectangular opening of not less than 42 inches wid...Jump to post
I'm surprised by what look like a fifth set of exit doors. I thought Boeing had removed a pair from the original spec. Is this an optional feature or perhaps a glimpse into future model(s)? Yes, Boeing deleted the Type A overwing exit found on the 777-300ER and the 777-9's exits are all fore or aft...Jump to post
If that ever catches on you will have the Boeing PR people wring their hands to no end. As long as it's unofficial, I think they'd love it. The connotation is good and there is no bad PR. Besides, wasn't "LONGER" one of the A340-600's catch words painted on the demo airplane? Actually it ...Jump to post
In my opinion: Highly likely: -DEN -ATL -LAS Wouldn't be surprised: -PDX -DTW -MSP -AUS -PHX -PHL Long shots -BWI (Help serve Washington market) -MKE (Help serve Chicago market) -BNA -SAN -ONT (Following in CI footsteps as LA reliever) Opinions are opinions, though having some difficulty following ...Jump to post
In my opinion:
Wouldn't be surprised:
-BWI (Help serve Washington market)
-MKE (Help serve Chicago market)
-ONT (Following in CI footsteps as LA reliever)