Just because the wings may be optimized/cambered to provide more lift "upside-up" (against gravity) than upside down doesn't mean they won't provide any lift; lift is produced not only by the shape of the airfoil - which causes one side to experience a lower pressure than the other, causin...Jump to post
I think the rule is below 10000 feet the cockpit "must be sterile", so no erm... side chatter or whatever you call it. I think that you're not an airline pilot and have never been up front. Sterile cockpit rules don't prohibit us from adding in a hello or greeting with a controller. They,...Jump to post
I think the rule is below 10000 feet the cockpit "must be sterile", so no erm... side chatter or whatever you call it.Jump to post
I’m surprised. I didn’t think there would be very many new 757 routes announced from any airline (except Delta) considering they’re dropping from fleets, especially in American. Although considering they’re being replaced on certain routes, means they can be moved to where they are needed, rather th...Jump to post
It's a nice fad that's been going on for some time, painting certain aircraft in a special scheme; Malaysia's a380s (though horrid), United's 787s, your own example, even as subtle as Delta's painted winglets on the a350s. I know there are more I can't think of right now... This one is probably one ...Jump to post
I'm biased in that I want to be an airline pilot myself, but I would not be in favor of reducing requirements _if_ it meant the skies would be unsafer. "unsafer"?? It sounds like the authorities are rare trying to emphasise quality time in the cockpit rather than a simple minimum. That ma...Jump to post
I'm biased in that I want to be an airline pilot myself, but I would not be in favor of reducing requirements _if_ it meant the skies would be unsafer. Having said that, the two pilots indeed had more than 1500 hours experience, so the cause of the crash was not quantity of flight time, but rather q...Jump to post
So just finished flying Allegiant from the South Terminal. Kind of strange but interesting that food service is out of food truck on the security side. Nice feature to eat outside between terminal and apron, great views and pics of airport action. Very laid back atmosphere, and no stress compared t...Jump to post
Likes: -Attractive appearance (minus the winglets) -New market (kind of) 100-130 seats up to 3000 nm. a319s and 737-700s already carry that much, don't they? Dislikes: -No longer mostly owned by Bombardier* -Winglets. They just look... kind of off, from the side, but that's just aesthetically-speaki...Jump to post
Here’s the order most a.netters would likely do: 1.) 757-200 2.) 757-300* 3.) 737-900ER Though the 757 is a favorite and highly-regarded on this site, its stretched version will take a long time to deboard since it’s so long, but I’d still choose any 757 over a 737. Sadly the domestic 767s which on...Jump to post
Here’s the order most a.netters would likely do: 1.) 757-200 2.) 757-300* 3.) 737-900ER Though the 757 is a favorite and highly-regarded on this site, its stretched version will take a long time to deboard since it’s so long, but I’d still choose any 757 over a 737. Sadly the domestic 767s which onc...Jump to post
I’ve never seen model planes like SkyMarks even at airports like DFW, IAH, DEN...other than toy-planes (maybe I wasn’t looking hard enough?). The exception is Frankfurt where they had all sorts of legit models, like Gemini. I ended up getting a Lufthansa 744 snapon 1:200 model (it barely fit in my a...Jump to post
I almost always choose the port side ("left") if there's nothing special about the route I'm flying, like something scenic; same when I'm driving a car. It just feels normal to me. Usually when I'm flying back home I'll choose the right side though since I can see most of the city from tha...Jump to post
I'm very excited to see the east pier open, it'll hopefully bring a lot of new flights! I have a feeling Korean Air will come to Austin in the future, they would have a monopoly on any trans pacific market from Austin. S T O P. Stop. Stop. Stop. I would be okay with this post if it weren't for your...Jump to post
A baseline for Airbus's NSA? Perhaps, and if not, then at least use some of the technology from the CS for this a320neo replacement if it's superior and reliable to what they have now. This is not an official photo, but it would be pretty nice if this becomes a reality one day https://pbs.twimg.com/...Jump to post
I'd look at other cities and the international long-haul service they have; San Diego comes to mind, at 20 million passengers yearly with a handful of international flights to London (BA 744), Zurich (Edelweiss a343), Tokyo (788), Frankfurt (formerly Condor 763), which will be flown by Lufthansa nex...Jump to post
I currently have booked one flight: UA399 AUS-DEN, 01/02/18, to be flown on a 737-800. I haven't bought the return flight yet; the cheapest return flights leave too early that I wouldn't make it from the ski resort in time, so I'm hoping some of the Southwest flights on the 8th will drop in price, o...Jump to post
Why fly a 757 when a 737 or 738 is good enough in most cases :( ? Sad to see 757 havens like SNA, JAC, EGE, pretty much lose that title by having much smaller equipment fly (a319 and 737) since nothing too large can fly out from there due to runway or elevation. Delta having the largest fleet of 757...Jump to post
Aside from the fact that it’s already flying, Airbus stayed earlier they’ll be pushing the CS “ahead of their a319”, so it looks like they’re more invested on the CS than their own design. https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2017-10-18/airbus-pledges-to-put-c-series-ahead-of-own-a319-in-sales-pushJump to post
Philadelphia has had BA service for the bette part of 40 or 50 years because it's the 5th largest US city and smack in the middle of one of the most populated and wealthiest areas of the country. The businesses that are in Philadelphia and its suburbs, primarily pharmaceuticals, drive lots of the p...Jump to post
Well at least he wasn't only sued one dollar, lol... *snip* What is your thought? Is this kind of punishment acceptable? Not to me. I have no time for men who hit woman, I don't care what the circumstances are. mariner If I see a woman about to light up a crowd of people, or drown a child, or cause ...Jump to post
http://www.routesonline.com/news/38/airlineroute/271897/southwest-airlines-outlines-oct-2017-737max-8-operations/ Any airport not on this link. Actually here in AUS I've seen two 7M8s arrive on flightaware; one from Phoenix, one from... I forget. Unless it was an error? I've seen this happen before...Jump to post
I'm surprised nobody's stated the obvious yet, but CLT hasn't been an AA hub for very long, or a One World hub to begin until the merger a few years back. I would think hubs of a particular alliance have more international traffic from airlines of that alliance, and this is often the case. Didn't Al...Jump to post
What a sight! Here in AUS we only see American (one daily from DFW, three daily from ORD) and Allegiant MD80s (on several routes), and I've gotten a chance to see them pretty close, around noon is when I've seen 'em; Delta used to send a mix of MD88s and MD90s, then just MD90s, then none of them... ...Jump to post
A lot of naysayers complain about people saying they sound the same to the 77GE; nay to them! Does JT8D on an MD80 sound like GE90? How about a CR7? a320? e175? I am very curious to see if the max will be more quiet from the stand point of someone being on the ground and it flying over. Reason I ask...Jump to post
JAL and Frontier both brought back their... identities (more JAL than Frontier; I have always identified Frontier with the animals) after dropping them. The tulip /could/ be brought back, but on the other hand (this goes towards JAL and Frontier) it seems like doing so would be living in the past, ...Jump to post
JAL and Frontier both brought back their... identities (more JAL than Frontier; I have always identified Frontier with the animals) after dropping them. The tulip /could/ be brought back, but on the other hand (this goes towards JAL and Frontier) it seems like doing so would be living in the past, u...Jump to post
I think airlines need to be more "transfarent" ;) . Baggage fees; do they need to be so high at $25 each way for most carriers and will they likely go up to the point where they are more expensive than the fare itself (probably not unless the trip is really short or the route is very compe...Jump to post
MCE? You mean the old economy ;) ? (sorry for my ignorance if there's actually more to MCE than seat width that I'm not aware of) It's really subtle. I'm surprised you can add an extra seat by just taking away just a bit of width from 9 seats.....means you have to remove 4 inches from each aisle as ...Jump to post
I've flown a 737 on United, Lufthansa, Southwest, Sun Country, but that's not even close to all the operators, I'm afraid.Jump to post
At first I didn't like it at all, although I do like the livery now, but the logo just sucks; it's way too abstract and can look like anything. The double-A was American's identity and had a lot of history behind it and was unique to American with the scissor eagle. I also just liked the symmetry to...Jump to post
I hope they pull an Air Canada and not an Iberia...or a JAL. I won't be fond of anything that ditches the crane or makes it way too abstract. The logo fine the way it is. Unfortunately I feel like the only likely "modern" revise is to make it too simplified and bland, although perhaps they...Jump to post
Just like I've said, people are paying more to keep the same level of amenities and privileges that were once considered the bare minimum included in "economy fares". A true basic economy fare would be DRASTICALLY cheaper, but also squeeze passengers even closer together with reduced pitch...Jump to post
I've been eyeing flights for a while (from AUS, to EGE or DEN) for January 2 to January 8, and it doesn't look like they're going to get any better because of the date it's on (prices have only gone up). I've been smart and thought about leaving a day early and overnighting, or booking one-way on on...Jump to post
I don't have much to contribute to this thread, but that sure does sound like a great argument... and counter-argument at it too!
Perhaps if it flew even just 3 to 4x weekly? I'm not sure if low frequency is good for long-haul business travel or what type of frequency must be maintained.
I think the biggest setback is its short height from the ground (which wasn't a problem for the original models that also bearded smaller JT8Ds), so the stretches have been problems in terms of clearance and COG, mostly notable on takeoffs since they can't rotate at a wide enough angle to get more l...Jump to post
KLDC10 wrote:Delta describes the placement of the logo on the A350 winglets as "unique to the A350 paint scheme".
See: http://news.delta.com/first-look-a350-d ... take-shape
Is this an exclusive feature to the a350s? I presume if it were going to be a new thing for all aircraft, we'd be seeing a321s with the winglet logos too.
I'm actually not too fond of them; we don't need to see the logo everywhere possible. On the tail and the fuselage suffices for me.
Airbus has said the a321NeoLR is this "MOM" aircraft that airlines supposedly want for a 757 successor, and such a stubby, wide-body aircraft would not sell well as they point out to their a310 and Boeing's 767-200 (which I've pointed out, sold poorly because stretches were available, alth...Jump to post
A fine livery on a fine aircraft (UPS on 748).Jump to post
The last few flights I've had the flights were short, or I was feeling tired to bother using the wifi, or I had actually decided to hold a conversation with a fellow passenger for a while.
Having a window seat is usually good enough for me.
Get your PPL at a local FBO, then go to ATP and do the IFR-CFI accelerated program. The goal is to get to 1500 hrs and a regional and for sure ATP will get you there the fastest, as they have it down to a science. Some regionals also offer tuition reimbursement for ATP flight school graduates so th...Jump to post
Surprised everyone just took the insult. I haven't really done so, since the only trips I've every made the decision to go on were to Colorado and once to LA (which my friends bought a fare on Spirit from DFW. Being from Austin, I booked a return flight on WN). If I have money to throw around sure, ...Jump to post
I think the entire flight hours situation resulting from Colgan Air 3407 was a knee jerk response. Both pilots in the cockpit that night each had significantly more than 1500 flight hours. In my opinion Colgan Air 3407 had a lot to do with the extreme fatigue, poor working conditions, and toxic cul...Jump to post