LArger private jets often have bedrooms on board. Are these designed for use on the ground as well as in the air, or are they strictly for use while flying? It tends to be the other way round. There are certain features in private jets, that are certified for ground use unly, not for inflight use. ...Jump to post
What posted in Reply 7 is not the winning tower design. Here is the winning design http://www.slate.com/content/dam/slate/blogs/the_eye/2016/01/06/160107_EYE_IstanbulACT1.jpg.CROP.original-original.jpg More renderings http://www.slate.com/blogs/the_eye/2016/01/07/istanbul_new_airport_s_air_traffic_...Jump to post
It can be interesting at the gate after one of those arrivals. I had a very nicely dressed woman insist that I explain to her why "we almost crashed into another plane!" I gave her my best abbreviated explanation and concluded with - it is perfectly normal on a clear day in SFO. She got ev...Jump to post
Qfatwa, do you have any info on the repainting and scimitar work for WN's #1 737-700 N700GS? No recent pics of her on a.net and since I have her saved as one of my top aircraft in my flightaware, I recall she spent some time at PAE a few months back. Maybe that is when she received a new coat or po...Jump to post
Indeed, for a high it can... but that doesn't actually address what I just said, which BTW isn't from wiki, so no appeal-to-authority (as if you were someone important) automatically refutes that. Important? Me? Hardly. But I am someone who has operated as an airline pilot extensively in and out of...Jump to post
I rode a UA 747SP from GRU-SFO in the early 90's. Wonderful experience. Geez, where are the pics for us bud? Believe me, I wish I had some - especially since I had the entire upper deck to myself. Unfortunately, this was back in the day when getting "pics" meant dropping them off at Fotom...Jump to post
The 777 shares the same forward Section 41 as the 767 but they have different cockpits. Might a new build pax 763ER use/not use the same cockpit as the 767 freighter?..... http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/8/8d/Boeing_767-300F_Glass_Cockpit.jpg https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/com...Jump to post
6,886ft. A 787-8 cannot take off with a reasonable payload to LHR on that runway? The Boeing airport planning documents, which have the takeoff - weight charts seem to show that it can do so, perhaps with a small penalty. Again - Not with the obstacles and not in the summer. Also remember that BUR ...Jump to post
No, No, No. Besides runway performance lets consider -- o Airport maximum allowed wingspan for runways is 171ft. The 787-8 is 197ft. o Passenger terminal gates maximum allowed winspan is 117.5ft and why United when they briefly operated the 762 at BUR was parked across the airport on another ramp w...Jump to post
I just ran some performance numbers from BUR using one of my company B788s. In standard conditions and calm winds the max T/O weight from runway 15 would be 189.9 metric tons, and from 33 it would be 178.3 metric tons. Given the need for about 50-55 metric tons of fuel, you would be left with only ...Jump to post
Southbound is IINM the most common commercial departure from BUR, so how's that really a problem? The Hollywood Hills are three miles off the departure end of 15 - it's a factor. ...New Orleans doesn't have temperature issues???? :eek::eek: That's certainly a new one, lol. But yeah, MSY's average h...Jump to post
MTOW isn't limited strictly by runway length. Runway length + obstacle climb limits (mountains 3 out of 4 quads) + summer temps make BUR unrealistic for long haul - even for the 788. MSY has zero obstacle or temp issues, and has a much longer 10/28 when needed - which is likely more often than not. ...Jump to post
After/During the Hawaii Expansion, Southwest aims to increase frequencies and try new routes out. Along with that, they plan to spread throughout the Caribbean. I don’t see them going further then Aruba or More West then Hawaii (Maybe Juneau or Anchorage is an option but unlikely) and I don’t see t...Jump to post
My question is: if United were to order new build 767s in double digits, will they be delivered with new Polaris seats? If history is any indicator, they should place the order for the seats before the aircraft! Seeing as they've begun refitting current 767s to Polaris, I would assume new ones woul...Jump to post
Not if - as has been pointed out several times - the deal involves an order for future MOM deliveries , and this is "placeholder' order to secure that deal. Today, in a.net, how to transform a random post into a consolidated and confirmed fact... You say this as you remove the last sentence fr...Jump to post
...15 pages later I am still waiting to see any credible mention of Boeing really wanting to re-start pax production of the 767 for a customer...Oh well, I'll check back in another 10 pages... It makes zero sense from the perspective that selling 767 pax models again will most likely cannibalize 78...Jump to post
Somewhat related is the story of Herb negotiating with Boeing for the price of the 737-300. As the discussion wore on, Herb nonchalantly pulled a pen from his pocket, placed it on the table in front of him and casually continued on bargaining. http://www.airbus-shop.com/6081-large_default/blue-airbu...Jump to post
You are not missing a thing - what you stated is 100% accurate. :bigthumbsup: I'm not sure why Super80 has experienced the issues they have, but whatever the issues were they would have been compounded if it were an 800. The 800 absolutely needs more pavement, climbs slower, cruises lower and burns...Jump to post
Super80Fan wrote:The -700 also has weight issues, especially when it's a long flight with extra fuel for weather and a full house in the back. I know some markets can't handle it but the -800 is a gift from heaven for WN.
tu204 wrote:The great advantage that you have in this scenario vs. hitting black ice in a car is that you've got two engines and can use diffirential thrust to help you regain somr control.
Wouldn't the addition of red eyes at Southwest be beneficial to the pilots as Southwest would hire more of them? They care more about their own QOL then having more pilots. As has been repeatedly pointed out (and apparently, repeatedly missed) the pilots agreed to red-eye flying years ago. In fact,...Jump to post
I've heard that about the Res system also, but that was several years ago. I would think they would have found a workaround for that by now. Maybe it has to do with contract and crew scheduling. :checkmark: The pilots specifically did not want red eyes, so my understanding is that it was placed in ...Jump to post
Interesting indeed. I've seen many airlines of various nationalities follow that procedure in various parts of the world - but can't think of one US carrier I've seen do it. I always assumed it was just a technique of saving a full cycle on the flaps by retracting them to the take-off setting (usual...Jump to post
That's interesting as I can think of countless times this wasn't followed. AA in PHX all summer long comes to mind.
Is this up to the carrier to follow?
I would think this must be a preferred technique as opposed to SOP.
I have no earthly idea what point you're trying to convey.
And I'm still not comfortable with this whole thing - especially from a new member. Maybe your motives are pure, but not everyone's is.
I realize I'm being paranoid, but I find requests for information like this, just a bit too uncomfortable for my liking.
Sure, the information is out there, but when it's offered up in a nicely condensed practical application, it makes my Spidey Sense tingle.
Truly a beautiful livery. Class act as usual HA!Jump to post
Yes, it is very rare that a flight need to wait for a gate. It probably happens only once a week when some flight are late and others are early, etc. I've probably done in excess of 50 OAK-PVR/SJD RT's, and I can assure it's far more frequent than that. In fact, I'd argue it's almost daily to a cer...Jump to post
A family member flew into OAK on Norwegian the other day, coming from CPH. They waited 40 minutes after landing for an international gate to open up. The crew onboard said these delays are now almost a daily occurrence. With Norwegian, British and Level operating TATL services, seems like the gate ...Jump to post
As a rule, it surprises me how many people from all over the Bay Area seem to not realize the OAK/SJC alternatives - they only think SFO - even coming from East Bay and flying to LA! I love SFO, but as we all know, it can be experiencing 3 hour delays when OAK and SJC are experiencing zero. It's ju...Jump to post
As a rule, it surprises me how many people from all over the Bay Area seem to not realize the OAK/SJC alternatives - they only think SFO - even coming from East Bay and flying to LA! I love SFO, but as we all know, it can be experiencing 3 hour delays when OAK and SJC are experiencing zero. It's jus...Jump to post
Here's a dumb question from a non-pilot. I noticed the flaps started to extend as he started his take off roll. I presume that's not normal but was the takeoff dangerous? Very bad form indeed. It was "dangerous' from the standpoint that they completely missed setting them in the first place, a...Jump to post
toobz wrote:Flew on MEA from Beirut to Paris - A310-200 - no flaps were set either. My dad who is a pilot also noticed this when sitting next to me.
Southwest's CEO said today they will NOT have redeyes from Hawaii. They also aren't ruling out doing inter-island turns before heading back to the mainland. And the Current MX contract can’t prevent or delay WN 2018 Hawaii service plans. From all the fancy dancing with words sounds like Hawaii serv...Jump to post
How often do airliners use the north field runways (if ever)? Occasionally - usually only during irops. I've landed on 28L a few times, it definitely is a bit of a taxi to get back to the terminal. I've never seen anything larger than a 737 land on the North field. When runway 30 is closed suddenly...Jump to post
Well with WN MX department going to court to Halt Hawaii ETOPS certifications over contract issues with WN. I’m going to say it’s safe to say Hawaii definitely will not be announced in this upcoming schedule release. Hopefully GK and company will get its house in order and settle the 5 yr contract ...Jump to post
Because it appears that customers are insisting to buy scores of them? Scores? Really? Actually the 767 is in VERY high demand.. this may be "airliners.net" and clearly everyone here is into airliners... but they forget that an airliner is just a facet of this... this is an aircraft with ...Jump to post
Here'a completely unsubstantiated rumor that was building up steam even before this news -
(Personally, I don't see it ever happening)
If this guy was retiring not from AB but as a pilot in general, this was a pretty clever move. No real consequences with regard to a future career if he was done being a pilot anyway. That said, if he planned to fly for someone else after AB, this may not have been the best idea ever. Remember ther...Jump to post
Those guys are Hero's.
Period. Dot. End of statement.
As for oxygen not flowing in some masks, I cannot comment, other than to say, that I seem to remember that in the safety demonstrations they say that you must pull down on the cord to start the flow of oxygen. Maybe that was an issue. Maybe some passengers failed to listen to the safety demonstrati...Jump to post
Are there any details on what the issue is/was?
10/15 Returned after 1:06
10/16 Returned after :47
I have friends who were on today's flight and they heard all three events were the same aircraft, but no details beyond that.
You propensity for needlessly listing off endless city pairs is exhausting.
HI will be served NS from CA and likely LAS/PHX at some point.
The start-up on the MAX is also quite long - easily twice to three times as long as the NG.Jump to post
They had damn well better install plugs between the seats if they're serious about these Hawaii flights. Hell, they should've installed them in the first place when they announced in-flight wifi! My laptop, iPad Mini, and iPhone 7 all will power themselves for five hours. Whenever you board an airp...Jump to post