I am searching around for reasonable airfares from EWR -TLV in October. WOW has by far the best bargain, with a two-hour layover in KEF. But after reading all the comments above, including cash position and customer service, I think I ought to pass. Am I being overly worried? Any opinions? I doubt ...Jump to post
Thank you for the responses. As for leaving the TLV market, they’re still listed on all the search engines I researched. So I’m a little confused. I’m sure their in-flight service is fine. It’s not like United and El Al roll out the welcome mat for lowly Economy passengers like me! I just read this ...Jump to post
I am searching around for reasonable airfares from EWR -TLV in October. WOW has by far the best bargain, with a two-hour layover in KEF. But after reading all the comments above, including cash position and customer service, I think I ought to pass. Am I being overly worried? Any opinions?Jump to post
Non-issue. Believe it or not, the pilots also want to survive the flight. Thank you for that. I couldn't count the number of passengers who asked "Is it safe?" especially during my commuter flying days. It happened often enough that my reply became, "Well, I'm going and I'm looking f...Jump to post
Sorry if I caused confusion. I was just trying to point out a similar occurrence on a 747 I was on. No, I am not a pilot, never said I was. I’m a Director at a billion dollar publisher, so I fly a lot and I enjoy it. For the record, my video was in 2016, so El Al did indeed fly 744s to Newark. They ...Jump to post
I might be missing it, but I see a greasy, dirty flap, not a deformation. Yes, the flaperon and upper flap panel are dirty and greasy. But on the middle flap panel, there is metal missing, as well as a patch. On the other hand, if I actually have to point it out, it shows how insignificant the defo...Jump to post
I shot this video from the window of a 744. At 0:23 on the lower right side, you can see a deformation if the inboard flap. I don’t know if the repair was badly performed, or just a temporary patch — but I was surprised to see it. It obviously had no effect on the flight, but I didn’t realize that i...Jump to post
I’m surprised to read some of the choices here. 1. Frankfurt might not be a tourist destination, but it is one of Germany’s foremost financial and corporate centers. 2. Atlanta. If you any interest in sports, like most Americans, the Braves, Falcons, and Hawks are very big business. 3. Newark. I wil...Jump to post
My son and I did a day trip to Udvar Hazy a number of years ago. We flew from SWF to IAD on Independence Air (remember them?), a CRJ, first thing in the morning. Took a taxi from IAD to the museum. Spent the entire day there until closing time. We called a taxi to return to IAD, and caught an 8pm fl...Jump to post
I can recall an MD-80 flight from Albuquerque to Chicago in summer temps, where passengers were asked to deplane (voluntarily). Albuquerque has a long runway, but even as a frequent flier, that plane clawed its way into the air. The wings shuddered very noticeably at rotation, and the passengers wer...Jump to post
I don’t want to go too far off your topic, but Skywest’s reliability is pretty suspect, in my experience. At SWF, we’re very limited in options. And EWR is quite a hike. So my question is — is American Eagle/Air Wisconsin a better carrier than Skywest? I could just as easily fly to PHL for a connect...Jump to post
Delta's basic economy isn't bad for a number of routes. I routinely fly routes with regional jet service, so it's window or aisle anyway, and sometimes, not having to be dead set on looking out and seeing the scenery can save $70 to $100. Twice now, this year, because of weather and other delays, m...Jump to post
Before my retirement at a famous publishing company, I was the person who set up our CONCUR system. I used to attend their annual conferences, which were pretty good as far as conferences go. We also required lowest fares possible, although we didn’t bill the clients. It was a publisher, not a consu...Jump to post
I’ve only flown once with a lower-deck toilet — Lufthansa A-340-600. To my amusement (and horror), the flush is so powerful that it’s a good thing I stood up before pressing the button. If you’re male, you could lose some very important equipment! Then I cut my hand badly on a sharp plastic point in...Jump to post
Southwest? Thanks, I’ll pass. I’ve enjoyed my four roundtrips from JFK-HNL, along with many interislands. I like the IFE, the food, the cabin crews, the 330, and the ambiance. As for interisland, I thought the 717 was one of the very few jets that could do quick turnarounds. How does SW plan to use...Jump to post
Southwest? Thanks, I’ll pass. I’ve enjoyed my four roundtrips from JFK-HNL, along with many interislands. I like the IFE, the food, the cabin crews, the 330, and the ambiance. As for interisland, I thought the 717 was one of the very few jets that could do quick turnarounds. How does SW plan to use ...Jump to post
The end of an era. My first 747 was in 1974 (TWA, JFK-LAX); my last one in 2016 (El Al, TLV-EWR).
So grand, yet so comfortable.
So, TLV sees 3 United tails a day, right? So, with all these others on the route do you all really think UA is thinking of a 4th? Would an additional 77W (when UA gets them) be put at EWR? I am born an raised in NYC, half Jewish, and I get the connection - it's a no brainer...and quite relevant to ...Jump to post
Lots of comments here. Did anyone actually read the book. I read it cover-to-cover. It’s fascinating. Contrary to many of the comments here, she very much accepted the blame for her defeat. She remains baffled by it, and so do I. Yes, she rightly takes Bernie, Comey, Jill, the Russians (and seriousl...Jump to post
There are so many politically incorrect slogans to choose from.
I was at SWF 48 hours ago for my Delta Connection flight to DTW. The flight was three hours late, so no connection possible. The path of least resistance was to just head down to EWR the next morning. The regional service at SWF hasn’t been very reliable. The episode this week was the icing on my ca...Jump to post
I’ve flown around the Hawaiian islands quite a bit in the last four years. I enjoy the outer island airports — yes, they do seem like a relic from a bygone era — but I enjoy that. HNL, on the other hand, I’ve always enjoyed in good weather. The smell of the tropical breezes in the open concourses. B...Jump to post
A few years ago, I was downgauged from a UA 777 EWR-LHR to a 757. And it was perfectly fine from my viewpoint. I don't understand the fascination with widebodies on the shorter TATL routes. The seats are just as cramped on either plane.Jump to post
NYC is a behemoth size market with tons of high yielding traffic. EWR provides those living in parts of NYC, west of NYC, or in NJ another option across the pond I think you really provided the answer right here. The NYC Metro market is so huge that there's room for a major airline at a non-hub air...Jump to post
Very nice report! I've flown JFK-HNL on four roundtrips in the last four years, always connecting in HNL for the other islands. HA is the only domestic U.S. airline that I look forward to flying. I'm 6'2" also, and I find the seats comfortable enough. I would certainly consider upgrading to Eco...Jump to post
but these top four airlines control nearly 70% of the U.S. market. So what? That as a standalone number isn't indicative of anything per se. I'll let the statistics speak for themselves. All of the combined airlines you mentioned account for 30% of the U.S. market. The big four alone cover 70%. So ...Jump to post
You've heard of the Lufthansa Group? LH, LX, OS are already one, now being joined by SN. No they aren't. They're separate airlines, with separate operational certificates, separate route authorities, etc... that happen to share a common corporate owner on paper. Just as in the States, we are down t...Jump to post
I think he's correct. Just as in the States, we are down to four major airlines (UA, AA, DL, and Southwest). Of course there are other airlines remaining - JetBlue, Alaska, Hawaiian), but industry consolidation has concentrated 80% of the market into the four biggies. As for Europe, the smaller airl...Jump to post
I love the idea of the nonstops. Of course, my longest flight thus far was only 13 hours. But I settled in, made myself as comfortable as possible, and recognized that upon landing I'd be at my destination. I've done the one-stops of 6-hours per leg, and I find them endless. A long journey made even...Jump to post
Interesting topic. This leads me to ask: were the CFMs that replaced the old JT3s on the DC-8 much heavier than the original engines? Or were they the same weight, despite their larger size, because they were built with lighter materials? How was the wing able to cope with the additional weight? Did...Jump to post
Lisbon to Las Palmas (scheduled) to Halifax (unscheduled) to JFK. On a DC-8-63.
The winds were strong on that long-ago December night, so we had to make the pit stop.
Has anyone ever actually been to Atlanta? Or is it just a myth of a city? I thought it was nothing more than an airport, the CNN Center, and a Coke bottling facility. Maybe a peachtree or two in between those places. Hahaha. I know you're being facetious, but I recently visited my niece/nephew in A...Jump to post
What about an airport serving New Jersey and New York City. Or maybe one serving Baltimore and Washington.... Amazing nobody has thought of this. New Jersey is not its own metropolitan area. I think an argument could be made that Central and Northern New Jersey are a separate metro area. The popula...Jump to post
L-1011 TWA August 1974 SFO-JFK DC-10 AA June 1973 LGA-BUF MD-11 Never been on one IIRC, it was one of the designs specs for the DC-10-10, the ability to fly from LGA on short/medium routes. I flew this route often to college on the DC-10. That includes, after 300+ other flights, the only one I coul...Jump to post
Cincinnati, although the airport is in Kentucky, not Ohio. Either way, never stepped out of that airport.
NOTE: JFK-SIN was operated with a A340-500 with only 100 premium seats, not an A359. They plan to return to the route with a similar configured A359ULR when it becomes available in 2019-2020 time range based on recent Airbus posting. Minor correction: the Singapore route on the 340-500 was operated...Jump to post
Without having any information from the flight crew, the only one I can recall was an AA MD-80 from ABQ-ORD. Since it was summer, the captain ordered offloading of cargo and pax. I know that ABQ has a long runway, but the high/hot conditions -- the captain sat on the brakes while the engines revved,...Jump to post
Oh, I think the DC-8-63 was the most beautiful plane ever designed! My first passenger flights were aboard them to places like New York, the Bahamas, Canary Islands, Lisbon. Extremely comfortable, although a visit to the lav on a -63 was an exercise in advance planning! It was a long walk. But thos...Jump to post
Oh, I think the DC-8-63 was the most beautiful plane ever designed! My first passenger flights were aboard them to places like New York, the Bahamas, Canary Islands, Lisbon. Extremely comfortable, although a visit to the lav on a -63 was an exercise in advance planning! It was a long walk. But those...Jump to post
[/quote] LHR : 12SEP17 EWR : 27OCT17 HKG : 18MAR18 EWR (New second daily) 30MAR18 JFK (LY007) : 29JUN18[/quote] That's good to know about the additional flight to/from Newark. United already has two flights on the route with a 772 and 773ER, so the demand is there. Maybe more competition will help b...Jump to post
I just noticed that this thread is five years old, but I'll offer my two cents anyway. I've been a passenger on both the E-190 and E-145 many times. I love the 190. The seating configuration is so comfortable, and I've never noticed any unusual yawing. On the other hand, I hate the 145. It is just n...Jump to post
I used to fly on the DC-10 often to/from college, AA LGA-BUF -- which just goes to show how old I am! On my very first DC-10 flight, the brakes jammed and we had to return from the runway to the terminal THREE TIMES for maintenance. And before landing, the captain announced that the 'pneumatics' had...Jump to post
I haven't seen many 29 arrivals or 11 departures at EWR, but apparently the LY 747 has been known to land on 29 from time to time, among others. I was on one of those LY 747 29 landings which I posted on YouTube. The video quality is crappy because I just grabbed my iPhone when I saw the approach. ...Jump to post
Interesting topic. I'll be taking a vacation soon in Colorado, and as a heart patient I'm a little concerned. But I've spent many days in Santa Fe, Los Alamos, the Hawaiian mountains, and long flights with no ill effects at all. But my children, who are very active with hiking and running, have told...Jump to post
Does this story pass the smell test??
A person who “passed gas” on an American Airlines plane on Sunday afternoon forced all passengers off the jet, officials said.
http://amp.charlotteobserver.com/news/l ... 91703.html