[photoid]non[/photoid] Im always amazed at the guys who design and build planes. Here is a flight that goes 17+ hours, arrives at its destination and refuels. Then what, 2 hours later it flies back. And its mostly water it flies over so they better have gotten it right because not a lot of places to...Jump to post
I figured the 'old girl' was dead and all we were waiting for was the funeral. Congrates to Airbus and EK for pulling this off. But having spent some time in sales and marketing, the discount on these birds, which reality is no one wants, had to be enormous. Possibly at cost, with spares and mainten...Jump to post
Much ado about nothing. Does anyone in their right mind, except the DL fan boys, think UA is just going to sit there and not reply? They will increase flights on this route and DL will get stuck with discount fares and they will pull out of this market instead of eating a loss. Its a UA hub, an inte...Jump to post
She looks great in kLM colors.Jump to post
Do these 727 birds have 'hush kits,' or are they the real screamers?Jump to post
Desperate times, desperate measures.
Just kill this dinosaur and move on.
However this turns out, Boeing needs to make sure those 727s continue to fly. That should have been written into the contract. They are passenger antiques and need to keep flying. And, while we are on the topic, lets get those 747-100's that Sahara flew, back up in the air as well. Boeing can make w...Jump to post
If El Al stays as a 'niche' player in this market they will do fine. The problem happens when they try a step out of that realm and the big guys notice them trying to take away market share, they turn their 'resources' on them. But just as a point-2-point, they will be ok.Jump to post
Then tell them to keep the .48 cent per hour raise and just put it in my account. That will solve the whole issue and you don't have to feel bad for taking it.Jump to post
Didn't something like this happen on another Jet flight but the 2 were males 'duking it out?'Jump to post
Looks like some Dems are just trying to make some money off the public under the guise of an 'alternative' to the existing power base. Reality is the Dems have no power in any of the three branches of government and won't for a while. So they may talk a good game, but ll they want is the check. Get ...Jump to post
I have a much better idea: All of you who want to bitch, complain, and moan over a measly $1,000, I just set up a special fund. Do not take the money and instead tell your company to deposit it in my fund account where it will be put to an appropriate use. Jeez, complain you are not paid enough, the...Jump to post
So much for the other thread talking about SW ordering A-321'sJump to post
I read one time a description of what happens when a plane turns into a gate and the word that I have always remembered is 'symphony.' That it takes all different departments working in concert for a plane to be turned. Amazing that it can be pulled off, even more amazing that it is done tens of tho...Jump to post
I was at ONT one day years ago and in comes an Air Uganda 707 combi. It tried to get tower approval to land and they were told, at the time, their were no customs facilities and to continue to LAX. The pilot refused and put her down. The plane was immediately surrounded by security and they had to w...Jump to post
I was talking to a co pilot and he said they were always pushing the envelope with the 757-300 to see how far they could send it. It was part of their strategy since they did not have a lot of WB planes and would have to use NB equipment on a particular route.Jump to post
Imagine, prices rise as competition decreases. Sounds like econ 101. And there is a 'watch dog' group whose entire job is to file complaints against this?Jump to post
Yes they will. About the same time that dinosaurs return to the planet.Jump to post
Maybe its the angle, but is the gear bent?Jump to post
Arion640 wrote:I think we'll see the last EK order then potentially game over sadly.
I think someone is gonna be at the un-employment line. Things do happen, but when when there is an alert for not matching up the right passenger and boarding pass and its ignored...Jump to post
People can blame the market, airline, or Country but reality is 380 is a flying dinosaur that is bidding its time for a funeral. It was never a money-maker and I know of airlines that supposedly were 'making money on it' that nightly were calling other carriers asking if they had any passengers to s...Jump to post
Are you reading same article we are or is your natual bias just showing threw. Clearly the history on the down graded PNR shows HER app is what changed her flight, but then you seem to have selectively not mentioned it. Perhaps before you spout off, you might want to gather your data before you end ...Jump to post
There will never be a relief airport in the LAX basin. There is way too much money driving keeping the facility right where it is. Those forces are why the 'green line' does not run to the airport, but instead is south and stops over a mile away. This way you have to pay for a ride to the airport; ...Jump to post
There will never be a relief airport in the LAX basin. There is way too much money driving keeping the facility right where it is. Those forces are why the 'green line' does not run to the airport, but instead is south and stops over a mile away. This way you have to pay for a ride to the airport; t...Jump to post
Didn't AI say last year that they lose money on ALL their routes world-wide except for a couple? When you have the government writing the checks and not looking at the bottom line you can keep flying anywhere you want; are you listing ME3?Jump to post
Rather than berate the poster why not post what you believe to be the authoritative story? http://www.nytimes.com/1992/07/09/business/lease-deal-by-airbus-and-united.html[/quote] The poster needs to quote the actual events and NOT a 4th party source from an unreliable newspaper whose only interest i...Jump to post
UA relationship with Boeing goes back to its mail days. When co came in, they wanted no part of the Airbus in the fleet. Ummmm, didnt the original UA buy the A320/319 because B would only offer them 734s which were a joke, even to an always Boeing airline like United?? The CO guys may be running th...Jump to post
UA relationship with Boeing goes back to its mail days. When co came in, they wanted no part of the Airbus in the fleet. They have grown to like it but their preference is for Boeing planes. The likelihood of the 330 ever being in UA colors is less than slim or none. Besides, the reality for those w...Jump to post
No one, including China will be buying anymore of these dinosaurs. "Dead man Walking" that simple. All we are waiting for is the actual funeral.Jump to post
The 737 MAX has 4,000 orders from 92 customers.
777X has 326 orders.
777 as a whole has 1.526 orders.
747-8/8F has 122 since 2005.
747-all has 1,536 orders.
Now what did you want to say isn't selling?
The original post is a personal opinion, of which we all have. Clearly Boeing is outselling Airbus and has for a while. But perhaps, and there is strong sentiment for this, Airbus gains were the result of the current investigation that is going on and Airbus admitting that they have paid them. Coinc...Jump to post
Are you for real? Who else flies this route that it is a 'copy cat?' And as I posted earlier, UA is very aggressive in going after new routes or for that matter announcing new destinations. Where and when was the last time AA or DL announced a new international location? Seems like it has been a whi...Jump to post
Ok, we have heard from the males on this issue. Do we have any females to want to voice their opinion?Jump to post
[code][/code] I cant beleave that DL is once again ripping off the consumer and the DL BB's try and justify it. There should be a nation wide boycott of DL until they stop trying to take advantage of the people who pay their bills. Where is consumer protection and a Congressional hearing? They have ...Jump to post
Without rules of society, we will have anarchy. Civilized nations follow rules for the good of the country. You are advocating something different and the results because you do not like a particular law, will be dramatic on the populace as a whole.Jump to post
All of those pilots should be fired immediately. They have to remember, they are paid to fly from point A to B. Politics and matters of Governmental action is NOT their experience and they have no right to intercede in extradition or expulsion matters. The Courts are where that is handled and just b...Jump to post
This form of 'capital financing' only works in 'up' market and you need great timing or sources with deep pockets. If not, those expensive bridge loans come due and you caught out on a limb that has been cut off. Sounds like the finance guys are taking lessons from Gordon GekkoJump to post
Ha, saying at airport is: "Should something happen, run to the TSA, those gang-bangers are better armed than any cops."Jump to post
B-29 Numbrr 1, they would mot have survived in their prebious form, only carriers with strong domestic feed survived. Number 2, if they had, just take a look at UA because ex-CEO Stephen Wolf took all of theur assests and assumed then into UA. The only one they did not get was the FRA hub and the P...Jump to post
Looking at some of the sponsor logo's, Stater Bros is a SB grocery chain, and the SBFEST is the annual SB airport airshow if I am not mistaken. Looks like it was a prop for the last show.Jump to post
How old are these birds? Airlines are parking these antiques at record rates and DL is doing cabin improvements to fly them longer? Oh, wait I forgot this is DL, king of 30-40 year old planes. I read the Air Force is doing improvements to keep the B-52's flying into 2030; 75 year old plane. Perhaps ...Jump to post