Are the different employee groups paid less than their counter parts at other carriers of similar size? Not what they see other larger carriers being paid, but what a carrier of similar size, revenue, and employees are being paid. We all think we are being paid less than what we are worth, but just...Jump to post
There’s no more space, but you can fit more rows into the airplane because you don’t have to accommodate the nearly 3 feet of seat pitch requirement in the L2 and L3 rows. Also, this includes the space flex lav which places 2 lavs in the aft bulkhead. The be certain though, there is 0 stretch on thi...Jump to post
The extra people in the same “fuse” is due to the removal of the L2R2 doors which required excess pitch in that row for evac purposes... same with the L3 R3 door which is now a plug. As for the MLG, it obviously can handle more weight because the LR allowed for yet another MGTW increase over previou...Jump to post
varsity wrote:I am making my first (B6) A321 trip this spring and looking forward to it. Glad to hear the seat "feels" like more room even in a smaller footprint. Do you recall if there were power and/or USB in the coach seat?
Obviously not a lot of pilots on this thread. The most antiquated part of the 737-XXX is..... The overhead panel. Its a 1960's epic fail. Ask a pilots which is better to fly... the bus or the 73... most that have flown both leans towards the bus for the room, the overhead panel, and greater automat...Jump to post
Agreed, the overhead is probably the biggest relic. Wrt track up, I think that's a customer option. EICAS - it is my hope that Boeing transitions to this in later MAX models. We are already seeing EICAS-esque alerts showing up on the MFD's. As the NG's progressed, there were a number of improvement...Jump to post
Obviously not a lot of pilots on this thread. The most antiquated part of the 737-XXX is..... The overhead panel. Its a 1960's epic fail. Ask a pilots which is better to fly... the bus or the 73... most that have flown both leans towards the bus for the room, the overhead panel, and greater automati...Jump to post
SXM is running albeit out of a temporary terminal the last time I was there. I'm not sure of the status of if and when the main terminal will be up and running. Hotel capacity is increasing but some hotels like the Sonesta don't plan to be back up until after the summer. I personally haven't stayed ...Jump to post
If the price and delivery schedule were aggressive enough, I could easily see this as well. AAG has been pretty impressed with the A321NEO for the most part. Hitched a ride on 925VA last week (321N), one of the best planes I've flown on in recent years. I can see why the neos are starting to prove ...Jump to post
So what is the big draw in having AMZNHQ2? Traffic? I now live with 2 and another one hiring for the 3rd facility close to the DFW Airport. It really sucks. Back to back truck traffic 24/7. Many bought their homes here for the schools and still continue to do so. Also at many nice homes people now ...Jump to post
Also late arriving crew was probably because the inbound flight they were working on was late to arrive (aka, also delayed), not because "they started their day at home in LA". If you decide to commute you have a responsibly to be on work on time, living in the other side of the country i...Jump to post
727LOVER wrote:I'm confused....is it only for CREWMEMBERS?.....not every employee?
WOW...this had to be moved to non-av?
Scrapped. They are all 737 classic series aircraft. Southwest removed them all for service when they received their first 737 MAX. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk I expect that some will be sold, especially the 600 series (i.e., N650SW, which is currently parked at TUS but for onward sale to Nig...Jump to post
Actually they do if they have a reroute and will exceed their CCO time mandated by the FAA, we have had to stop flights after weather reroutes and/or stronger headwinds if the pilots were going to exceed their mandated time. Even if rerouted there’s no diversion protocol. Only if the reroute was pr...Jump to post
Pilots can't "time out" in flight, only prior to taking off. Theoretically, they could be picking up fresh crew for another flight, but it's most likely a run-of-the-mill technical or medical diversion. This. Crews don't time out in flight. Actually they do if they have a reroute and will...Jump to post
Seems like they'd want to set it down earlier if it was mechanical problems -- DTW would make sense if so... I wonder if the crew is timing out? Pilots can't "time out" in flight, only prior to taking off. Theoretically, they could be picking up fresh crew for another flight, but it's mos...Jump to post
Hello All: Have a few questions with regards to future of B6's fleet, perhaps some people here might have the answers or insights.. 1.) When will the NEOs arrive? Will it be a 320/321 split? 2.) When will the 320 interior retrofits begin? 3.) With their 20th anniversary on the horizon, perhaps a ne...Jump to post
The a320 FCU is pretty intuitive once you use it a couple times. (In my case, about 7000 hours of using it) The three “dials” control speed altitude and heading. Pushing any of the dials allows for automated control of that function, as in speed will be managed by the FMGC (FMS), pushing the heading...Jump to post
Aesma wrote:How long till everything in the air (including drones) has mandatory TCAS ?
But that’s how it is now. There is a cutoff somewhere and one dollar extra will put you in the next bracket. Not really a huge deal for the income tax because only that last dollar would be taxed at the higher rate. Where that last dollar can hurt is if it pushes you into a bracket that increases c...Jump to post
Plus, I'd suspect KDAL is not the only airport which has curfew restrictions (LGA, SNA come to mind off the top of my head; I'd suspect MDW is in the same boat considering how close it is to a residential neighborhood) which preclude WN red-eye flights. MDW doesn't have a curfew. WN red-eye flights...Jump to post
hardly a fair comparison. Again, let me reiterate for the folks that lack common sense. Delta is a world wide carrier that flies to many, many different continents and that has many planes and many moving parts. B6 is a domestic carrier that lacks all of that. Today, over 20% of B6's schedule has o...Jump to post
I remember the days when if the airline posted a profit the stock would go through the roof. Now if you post a 17% margin versus last years 18% the investors want to burn the witch.Jump to post
The A330 will quite happily perform a CATIIIB autoland, at MTOW, on a single engine. Close, provided that the runway is approved for automatic landing, the flight crew can decide to perform an autoland up to 229 t. With all due respect, ThrottleHold is making little sense with the pre-simulator the...Jump to post
Profits like that could lead to new entrants in the market. 16% operating margin is high and I doubt airlines will be able to sustain that margin. Capacity constraints at major city airports, high cost of capital for entry, multi year back logs for available equipment and an acute shortage of emplo...Jump to post
Also Bob, if you believe lower wages will suddenly lead to lower airfare, think again. The airlines are the most profitable in their history in spite of the current pilot wages. By lowering wages you generate less pilots entering the workforce, which means less flights, higher airfares, but much hig...Jump to post
It is at least logical that airlines should pay for the training of their new pilots. This could be done through a national air academy program, jointly funded by all airlines (and perhaps also by a military ROTC type program). You and the OP sound like Franco/Deutsch/Sino communists. Why does the ...Jump to post
It’s also fairly runway limited. Not to the point where it can’t be done, but it’s harder.Jump to post
I was there recently. I wouldn't be surprised if they increase arrival rates soon. The SJU radar is back online, as are both ILS approaches. Approach, tower, etc are all back up, but approach seems limited. San Juan center is operating west of San Juan, it seemed they were still having some issues w...Jump to post
In my airline a peanut allergy forces the flight attendants to not serve peanut products a couple rows in front and back of the passengers... not the whole plane. A 737 is large enough that if the animals were on the opposite ends of the plane, both can be accommodated. If your allergy is so severe ...Jump to post
According to the accusation, the pilot was about to fly an SAS flight on an international route this spring but was stopped before reaching so far. The police had random control and measured the promille to 0.64. The promille limit for flying is 0.2. 0.2?? Is that Norwegian or SK limit? Everywhere ...Jump to post
Hearing multiple reports that B6 FA's are looking to join a union, specifically the TWU. If they get their wish, I assume the mechanics/ground crew will not be far behind. My concern comes with unions coming in and B6 as a company. While B6 is stable they are not rolling in the dough. All these uni...Jump to post
There are so many questions about the operation of the flights I would ask: did they use auto land on 431 due to the weather, did both flights have free range in navigating while transversing the storm, or did they still have to clear every deviation and turn with ATC; did 302 take off using TOGA o...Jump to post
A mechanic is not needed to sign the logbook off as this would only happen if the plane broke and the pilot wrote something up. And does DL even staff maintenance at SJU? Plenty of vendors and other airlines. SJU isnt an ETOPS flight, its an EOW. I don't know if DL has their own mechanics or not, b...Jump to post
Jumbo--- I think maybe people would take you a bit more seriously if you just toned it down a bit... or maybe a lot. I'm going to guess you work for delta in some capacity, but whatever. Moving on, as a pilot with years of experience, I don't think Delta did anything risky in taking off. I think the...Jump to post
jackieman27 wrote:Any more updates from SXM?
"I'm not sure what you are all twisted up about. Pilots don't just "find" MX problems to cancel a flight." Yes, they do. And sometimes the reasons they come up with are much more farcical than a MX issue. Bottom line is that crews sometimes do whatever they can to get out of fly...Jump to post
I can almost guarantee you the actual announcement was something like "sorry folks, were delayed due to severe weather including possible tornados at destination, yards yada yada".... "sorry we are frustrated to and might find out". Then a game of telephone ensued in the cabin wh...Jump to post
As in he didn't pay the 100+ million needed to build a runway stressed for large or even medium sized aircraft.Jump to post
Sounds like not the smartest builder. I highly, highly doubt his 9000 foot runway was built for aircraft that could need or even use that length.Jump to post