Let’s also keep in mind that as crummy as US passenger service is, our freight railroad network is one of the best in the world ( it’s one reason our passenger rail network is so poor; we are focused on freight). It’s very easy and cost effective to ship things by rail here. Well, it may be cost ef...Jump to post
I'm hoping our friend gdg9 will post the May load factors soon. Hello, I have the May numbers and will hopefully run the full counts by the end of the week. I can tell you this so far: WOW enplaned 1,286 and deplaned 852 in May, Icelandair 159/60 - one flight I think for them. I've gotta find the s...Jump to post
Don’t know how many of you have ever been in a cockpit with 50 meters RVR, whether real or sim. Rollout with all automatics engaged might not be the issue, taxiing around will be. Taxiway light are not remotely as bright as runway lights and there’s a big chance you will have a hard time seeing eve...Jump to post
Watching on flight radar. Klm already on 4th go around. Many other go arounds, diversions, etc. Fargo will be seeing lots of traffic! How can you possibly do four go-arounds? They must be carrying a TON of extra fuel to stick around that long and not go to an alternate! High risk venture. History h...Jump to post
Varsity1 wrote:SierraPacific wrote:Are there no CATIII approaches in Buenos Aires?
Can we lose the term "CAT3" on a.net?
So much more to it than that.
kalvado wrote:what is the liquid under the gear - some airplane fluid, weather related, sprayed by emergency services?..
You can't keep flying anything you want. At a given age, 65 in many countries, you are no longer allowed to fly a scheduled service. In Europe you aren't allowed to command a multi-crew scheduled service after 60. Many captains retire. Others move to the right seat. You can certainly keep flying, b...Jump to post
Poor yields prevalent on these very seasonal routes mostly VFR and tourist traffic, plus distance out of KEF unsuitable for roundtrip over the day. MXP and MAD flights cater to the tourist market TO Iceland only, not the TATL market. And not timed to connect to the USA/CAN. But one day some of those...Jump to post
One time World Cup 2018 livery. Doesn’t look to good really. It has nothing to do with the World Cup. It is commemorating Iceland's one hundred years of sovereignty. The colors are the Icelandic flag. You are right. Did not notice the 100 yrs logo ther on the first pics. Still doesn’t look too good...Jump to post
One time World Cup 2018 livery. Doesn’t look to good really. It’s very retro. Like something you’d see from the 1970s. What routes does FI fly the 757-300s on? Can pretty much be found all over on routes that do not exceed 6 hrs. This plane would have looked great as a retro trim like the Loftleidi...Jump to post
Any additional news on the 10Max development? Seems premature to start asking about it in the Production/Delivery thread as we haven't even had roll-out / first flight. How is the landing gear progressing? Is Spirit building the first fuselage yet? Is CFM testing the boosted Leap-1A for durability ...Jump to post
Naples (NAP) has grown an astonishing +46,1% in Q1 this year. It must be one of the fastest growing airports in the world. http://www.assaeroporti.com/statistiche/ Naples has been growing very fast in the last few years notably due to Ryanair: 2013: 5,444,422 passengers (−6.2%) 2014: 5,960,035 pass...Jump to post
flyingturtle wrote:I've just checked on FR24. No flights over the city. Approaches are from the west. Departing aircraft zoom away to NE or SE.
While I don't have the access to the paywalled article at ch-aviation, but I think they just rewrote the original publication from the Icelandic website: https://turisti.is/2018/05/islensku-flugfelogin-komast-ekki-til-kina-og-japan/ without actually investigating things further. At the same time, t...Jump to post
Norwegian officials visited IAD late last fall. IAD offers them something BWI probably can't: Immigration and Customs throughput. They're coming to one of the two airports, that's a near certainty, and I wouldn't be at all surprised if they choose IAD. Assuming they stay solvent, that is. Rrrriight...Jump to post
Where I work around 10-11% of pilots are women. And currently a fifth of them are pregnant, or in maternity leave. They tend to jump on the baby train once settled in the job. And come back part-time. Most of the part-timers in our pilot group are women. I know of one that has been here 10 years. 3...Jump to post
Where I work around 10-11% of pilots are women. And currently a fifth of them are pregnant, or in maternity leave. They tend to jump on the baby train once settled in the job. And come back part-time. Most of the part-timers in our pilot group are women. I know of one that has been here 10 years. 3 ...Jump to post
Great thread, a trip down memory lane. Most of the DC-8s I flew had the Litton/ Carousel INS. A few had Omega (ONS) which was a lot less reliable (specially during sunrise). And like others have mentioned we did get “INS pay”. These DC-8s had an AUX NAV selection on the autopilot so they could fly t...Jump to post
I don't believe there has been anything official about the 737 MAX-8ERX. Someone thought that, as there is a 737-800ERX (which became the basis for the P-8), there should be a 737 MAX-8ERX. Well Boeing went around with a slide show shortly after the A321LR was introduced a couple of years back. The...Jump to post
Cramped seats? I'll take WOW over Air Canada any day (on longhaul). Air Canada is just an example. No need to focus on that. Like I said on the rest of the post, I can find the same price (i.e. $900 range) on Delta, Hainan, China Eastern, Air China, American or even EVA, etc. from time to time, as ...Jump to post
Maybe they have to land overweight due to some real trouble? Maybe I'm wrong, but if that was the case and the plane did indeed land overweight wouldn't inspections have to be carried out before the aircraft flew again? Yes. While I do not know about the 380, an overweight landing inspection does n...Jump to post
peterinlisbon wrote:Aren't most of these "losses" just the expense of acquiring new aircraft?
Sounds like they're willing to play with IAG. Will probably be another EI situation with 3 rounds of bids or so, but that could be a pretty good exit strategy. Worth remembering that Q1 for the industry (at least in Christian dominated countries) will be better this year over last just because of t...Jump to post
It's worth pointing out that "Carrier imposed surcharge" is a fancy way of saying "more money" and artificially reduce the fare value. In other words: it's a bookkeeping scam. It started as a "fuel surcharge" when oil prices ballooned to nearly $100/bbl but then when o...Jump to post
Ran across this interesting promotional film https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yKcGDJQwTz0 Took a look on a.net...BOOM...4 pics....SWEET 4388791,0392994 1141374,0486324 Looks like only 1 was built. Apparently, as of last year, it's still intact. Is it airworthy? Wonder what it sounded like Broader qu...Jump to post
Cseries order and BOS transatlantic service at some point to AMS, CDG, DUB, LGW, and MAD I think ORY would be a better option than CDG because it might be easier for them to get a slot there. CDG sees a lot more traffic than ORY does so it probably is slot restricted. I don't think any airline has ...Jump to post
I just took my first flight US to Asia, on a US3 carrier, and by the time we landed I used a bathroom that was absolutely disgusting, would have easily been closed had the plane had a department of health. The garbage was overflowing with beer cans and other non bathroom related garbage, , the floo...Jump to post
I wouldn't call 30 degrees a high bank angle turn. On a published departure or arrival you will never see more than 30 degrees. So, I am not sure exactly whay you are referring to when you talk about high bank angles. Low-bank vs high-bank mode on the ATR ADU (autopilot/FD control panel). On an ATR...Jump to post
Any thoughts where it may end up? FedEx presumably. https://thehimalayantimes.com/business/nepal-airlines-corporation-to-sell-boeing-757-aircraft/ [threeid][/threeid] What makes you think this is a Combi? Nepal Airlines had the only two 757 Combi's in the world. Last year they put it up their other...Jump to post
The FBI has put up a $10,000 reward and has renewed the search 22 years after the horrible fire and crash of Valujet Flight 592, for a fugitive mechanic for SaberTech, the company that obscenely mishandled the packaging of O2 Generators that caused that loss. It is possible that the mechanic, Ociel...Jump to post
I've been on that flight. I've booked it just to fly 747 and was really disappointed when they changed to A330 5 days before departure. But even the A330 was pretty empty so I guess the change was due to low demand. A 747 would have been a waste that day. To me it felt like half of the passengers w...Jump to post
Thanks 51 t that's still quite light. I've flown the A321 for around 10 years and never had a DOW/OEW in excess of 51t. Here's something from the web (courtesy of Turkish Airlines) where the DOW/DOIs for THY's entire A321 fleet is documented: https://ahm.thy.com/Files/AHM560/A321.../DOW-DOI_TABLE_A...Jump to post
My airline started allowing female CC to wear pants 10-15 years ago. TBH some of them should never be allowed back in skirts...Jump to post
Just returned from a MCO trip, something I very much avoid generally. I first operated into MCO back in 1986. And generally the place has only gone downhill. 50 min from on blocks at airside 4 (with a very slow and grudgy CBP officer) to the curb, where the crewbus was nowhere to be seen. Departure ...Jump to post