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
Isn't it unfair to say a similarly sized aircraft to the 762 will have the same fate when in fact the 762 didn't sell as well (mainly?) because it was the shortest of 767 models? And we all know short models don't sell very well (a338, 736, 788, a318, etc.). As for the a310, I'm unsure about that on...Jump to post
On the other hand, flying e145s means you get an aisle all to yourself if you're in row A ;) . The cabin's certainly wider, so the curvature of the walls and the height of the overhead bins will feel more spacious. I only have been on a 145 once and it was right after being on a wide body (I think ...Jump to post
(not sure where to put) I'm looking into one of those flight school programs that are aimed for people wanting to be airline pilots, such as ATP that gets you "from zero time to airline pilot", though I've heard crap reviews about them and was wondering if there were any better programs av...Jump to post
Actually my very first one was on a little turboprop; a Saab 340b on a relatively short hop from San Antonio to Monterrey, Mexico.
The first "jetliner" was an AM 757 to MEX, same trip. I vaguely remember the flight, and actually received a meal on it for such a short flight (breakfast).
The first one that ever caught my eye (I guess my ears) was Jetblue 619, departing from Boston to San Diego (I was on the clearance frequency on FS2004 and overheard it, realizing 619 was one of San Diego's area codes). The second one was Austin's flight to FLL, this one is 512 (one of the area code...Jump to post
I flew on two aircraft before my first a320; a saab340b and a 757 on Aeromexico. The return flight was (sadly) on a Mexicana a320, although I can't remember the variant; I doubt it was an a318 since it was being flown to MTY (a larger city), though I do feel like it was a bit short, so maybe an a319...Jump to post
I'd presume if they went for the 77X they'd be waiting a long time for them, aside from being towards the end of the backlog (or however they do deliveries.... it's not "linear" is it? (i.e., airline A orders before B, so complete all A orders before B orders)). A 77W makes more sense, or ...Jump to post
My favorites are the 757 and anythung DC9 (least of the bunch is the -90). Also the 747 and concorde. Least is the a320 (that one variant). I like it short or long, but in between looks odd. A 380 I just don't like the look of it. The nose, the position of the cockpit make one ugly thing. The MD11 I...Jump to post
Recently we've seen a lot of big titles across the fuselage (Southwest, AA, ... Can't think of anymore). I just hope they don't become as bland as JAL or CES. I do think cheat lines are dated, but only the big, tri-colored thick ones like AA's or United's rainbow. Something thinner like Malaysia or ...Jump to post
Most of the wait time is a result of having to unpack everything and put into the x-ray machine scanner thing, plus having your info like ID and boarding pass checked off. If people not flying were permitted to pass with absolutely no bags (then again they can pass them to their buddy who is flying)...Jump to post
Don't know whether I'll be flying to Denver or into the Rockies this January if a ski trip happens.
I may spend a little more if it means flying a 757 (DFW-EGE) or DC9 series (on Delta) aircraft this time.
If you could change anything in aviation, what would it be? (assuming it is not preventing 9/11 which I'm sure we'd all gladly use our wish for, right?) Examples: -757 never ended production/MAX happened and became a hit (let's get that one out of the way :roll: ) -Keep a merger from happening (I'm ...Jump to post
I'm assuming with your second option that it's cheaper to make the stop in Anchorage rather than fly from Seattle/Portland straight to Japan/Korea with something like a 787? Good point. No one will pick the one stop option in Anchorage on a MOM aircraft. They will simply fly direct with the a 787. ...Jump to post
The real question is if Eastern had not demanded a stretch and the 757 stuck to its mission to being a 727 replacement, where would it be today? Assuming it didn't have nearly as much range as it did now and topped at 3500nm maximum, it would probably have been retired as much as its 80s brethren, ...Jump to post
At AUS, DL has Gates 4, 5, and 6. On occasion, they also use CUTE gates 3 or 3A. AUS is pretty much at capacity (or very near it). All gates are assigned, with five of them (2, 3, 3A, 13, 25) being CUTE gates. AM, AC, AS, BA, DE, F9, DY/DU (when they launch next year), VX, and Y4 do not have any as...Jump to post