Want to feel young again? How bout a trip down memory lane? What about reliving the good 'ol days? If any of that interests you,then book a flight on one of AA's 767-300s. Low seat backs, dingy interior, overhead luggage bins that people 6'2" can barely reach. It'll feel like...1983. I had the...Jump to post
Nomadd wrote:The most important thing is that nothing happens for one more day so I can catch my flight out of Keflavik. I'm going to miss those cheap 1st class fares.
Looking at the charts for CYHZ, surely it’s time to start looking at introducing RNAV LPV more widely into commercial aircraft? If you had an aircraft that can fly those minimums then situations like shooting an approach with a rather high tailwind component in relatively poor weather could become ...Jump to post
Spanish must rank in the top 3 or 4 native languages spoken by KLM's passengers (sharing podium with English and French). They fly to at least 8 countries where the official language is Spanish. It's hard to believe that on a flight TO MADRID they didn't have one single FA that could speak at least...Jump to post
I don't think replacing FI's 757 would work in all markets (with WOW's A321's). I believe the 752's have a slightly longer range, which is important for cities like Portland, Vancouver, Anchorage and Seattle. You are correct. Until the A321neoLR arrives, the 757 is the only narrowbody that can reli...Jump to post
The reality is WOW was not going to dissapear soon. This was a strategic move by Iceland air. Take out their competition so they regain some pricing power on routes. If this gets approved its good for Iceland air. And in what reality was WOW air not going to disappear? It has already been in the Ic...Jump to post
[Would be amazed if 10% of their pax end their journeys in Iceland. No, the flights from DFW, STL, CVG & CLE has a high number of O&D-Pax. 60-70% of all Passengers on this routes end their journey in KEF. ;) I would concur with that. There is a lot of american opportunistic travellers to Ic...Jump to post
This is being implemented AFAIK for all flights to US. Total crap. I may fly there for a living, but I rarely spend vactions there.Jump to post
Better discussed in the thread you took it from. But only a 2.5 month gap. Not really a big deal. But not being discussed there. Better discussed in the thread you took it from. But only a 2.5 month gap. Not really a big deal. Your threads are very good, but this impacts more than just people in th...Jump to post
Poor buggers that have to sit in this thing for 8 hours...Jump to post
Who will take max9? Probably Icelandair,Turkish,United,Alaska,Aeromexico or who knows... A321neo will go as hot cakes. They had crazy business plan and they failed miserably. JetBlue will think twice before they start new TATL ops. Who knows what will happened in future with low cost long haul but ...Jump to post
The almost frantic announcement of high conception routes for Summer 2020 with the -9MAX did make me wonder how well things were going. They planned to fly longer routes on an aircraft with shorter range. It never made much sense. But that is nothing to do with Primera and everything to do with you...Jump to post
http://www.ruv.is/frett/wow-aflysir-flugi-a-thrja-afangastadi-i-vetur Announced today: WOW air dropping Stockholm, Edinburgh and San Francisco on Nov. 5th. According to their PR spin this is due to late A330neo... Believe what you want. SFO is the only A330 destination of those 3. And India flight ...Jump to post
Good riddance. This company jumped from one country to another to find the lowest common denominator regulatory wise. The trail of court suits is long. I have personally known the CEO for a long time, and I know the owners track record. My description of them is not fit for print. I also know severa...Jump to post
Higher interest than Air Berlin... and we all know how that story went. Finnair aside top of the list appear to be the usual suspects.
So they will become the HiFly from Belgium? A388 If they succeed, it looks like it. But the article mentions also they expect an operational loss of 10 million euros over 2018, after losing 3 million in 2017. The region invested in Air Belgium in order to attract new jobs, and they planned a new te...Jump to post
I hope the airlines are ready for most passengers to bring an obscene size of carry-ons through to the gate now. Gate checking will happen on every single flight and I expect more fights to happen on-board. This is all on them. Already happened with US originating pax on flight to Europe. Even if t...Jump to post
We might never know what exactly happened to Schultz. It seems Airbus could use more women in Top Management. Well in my dealings with both Boeing and Airbus for over a decade, the Airbus teams have always been mixed gender. I have yet to meet a female Boeing medium / high level representative. I a...Jump to post
According to the media in Iceland this morning they have a guarantee for ~50 million euros in new bonds. The media is also claiming that we will see issuance of new equity shares and a new key investor in the company. Could it be another airline? Yet to be formally finalized, but news this morning ...Jump to post
+1 I can appreciate a well-run business that succeeds and is sustainable. I can’t appreciate haphazardly run airborne philanthropic endeavours that are praised for stimulating the market while they work their way towards insolvency because they sell their product for a pittance... all this while th...Jump to post
Icelandair is confirming the second bank in this article today: https://turisti.is/2018/09/nyir-timar-hja-icelandair-a-keflavikurflugvelli/ Confirmed routes for the second bank: Europe: Copenhagen, Frankfurt, Munich, Amsterdam, Stockholm, Oslo, Paris, Brussels, Berlin, Hamburg and Zürich North Amer...Jump to post
TVNWZ wrote:There seems to be an increasing number of fume events on new airplanes recently. Strange odors. Weird smells that are making people nauseous etc. Wonder if this could be something along those lines. Bad bleed air?
Easily doable on the A321neo. I believe they have a few in their fleet. Not easily in winter winds. Either lose some pax or land for fuel. It's only 3,000nm. It should be easily doable even in Winter. It´s 3071nm GC distance. Route distance is always 2-3% longer. And longer still if non-ETOPS as so...Jump to post
Why hangar it? Occasionally even for in-production aircraft types, certain parts are hard to come by. What would hangaring it accomplish?Jump to post
So not strange sounds at all...Jump to post
Plenty of one-stop options to wherever in USA. If “Hamburgers” need to connect anyway, perhaps they prefer to do it on the east side (or middle) of the Atlantic, rather than on the west side.Jump to post
There already is a commercial service in Antarctica. Provided by Antarctic Logistics and Expeditions at Union Glacier. https://antarctic-logistics.com/ Operated for about 8 weeks during the summer season. Great bunch of people. Great video about the camp https://vimeo.com/107231188Jump to post
Has Boeing secretly beefed up the MAX 9? These flights are 3,500nm and longer - other airlines will certainly keep an eye on this development. I have always had a soft spot for the 900/900ER/MAX 9 and now MAX 10, and if the 9 and 10 can be tweaked like the A321NEO, I think many airlines will conver...Jump to post
This seems like it can easily be retrofitted to the other members like the MAX9? Looks like it. I wonder how much it will weigh. The 727 has a similar single bogie landing gear and was rated to 229,000lbs. So this really isn't "un precedented" territory at all. IIRC 727 mlg tires were a l...Jump to post
So this does nothing to help with tailstrikes on landing, only work to “catapult” the airplane off the runway. Color me unimpressed. Ok, I have now noticed how the bottom end extension also drops down on landing, but unless there is a serious downward force on that linkage, it will hardly help with ...Jump to post
Well the 738 may well be non-ETOPS as well requiring a significantly longer routing. Probably at least to 62N050W, which would be the point where they could turn southwestbound, due to the requirement to stay within 60 minutes of airports. No way a 738 could do that non-stop.Jump to post
Desperation? 40% fare sale... https://www.mirror.co.uk/travel/cheap-flights/wow-air-flash-sale-sees-13122180 What do those with financial knowhow here say? Is anyone likely to buy their (unsecured) credit notes when they are very much affecting their revenue stream for the coming months?Jump to post
Is the lurch at 1:10 from going into idle reverse, or did the pilot hit the brakes? Brakes. Reverse does not cause a lurch. Sometimes you simply get distracted with something like a radio call, or finding the correct exit etc. as all humans do and simply may have forgotten to stow the reversers. No...Jump to post
Do-the-math. A 737MAX9 with just on ACT is going to be around 49t OEW. With a MTOW of 88,3t. So around 39t to play with. Primera’s 738 seat 189 pax. A -9 has space for two more rows realistically. Potentially 201 seats. Which no one would do due to an added FA. Lets just assume 189 pax. 19t payload....Jump to post
There are many agencies besides the Air Marshals allowed to carry weapons on aircraft, and I always felt better having them there. Unfortunately things happen, but the vast majority of the time they all do their jobs extremely well. Also, don’t forget about the FFDO program. It is one of the best a...Jump to post
A long time ago I used to fly MAN-IAD for a UK carrier on a 752. Before winglets. It was a struggle.
A 739MAX with BRU-IAD which is 300nm longer is not going to last. ACTs or not.
For a while a quarter to third of our fleet was freighters. I liked the variety, being rid of passengers and cabin crew for a week or so at a time. The on-time pressure of freight was greater than pax flying. But glad I did not have to do it full time. And for freighter trips I left my hat back home...Jump to post