I'm no expert, but I believe the "flat earth" comment was sarcasm, so let's just leave it at that. There's no reason to have a fundamental debate when we can all agree that the earth is, in fact, not flat. There's also no reason for this place to be entirely sanitized of humor. Just like ...Jump to post
What is the distortion after the 15th window which blurs the 16th? Angle of the sun seems about right but with the sun at that angle, would the plane be so bright on the left. Someone on this site should have good answers. Let's hear them... Some flat-earther will come along and claim that distorti...Jump to post
Avgeeks often go WAY out of their way just to fly someplace. If you're on the outside looking in and scratching your head, it's not your money and time so don't worry about what we do with our money and time.Jump to post
I already know the answer to my rhetorical question about countries but I gotta say it: Can't we all just get along??Jump to post
QuarkFly wrote:What !! The earth is not flat ??
Anyone who would recline on a flight within Europe should stay home. Recline should be for sleeping on longhaul flights only. So you wouldn't recline from SFO or LAX to DEN or similar stage length? It's a personal preference, I get that, but if it reclines then it is the right of the ticket purchas...Jump to post
FriscoHeavy wrote:There is nothing inconsiderate about reclining your seat on a short flight. That's snowflake talk. I recline my seat the minute the plane leaves the runway, every time. If you don't like the fact that I purchased a seat and have the ability to recline, then buy Business or First.
I think the shot of the Antonov is acceptable for what it is...IMHO. Personally I think the F-16 image is very nice for what it is...a nicely-exposed image of a "dirty" (gear and flaps down) F-16 very close to the ground. The motivation for this photo is acceptable. The Raptor shot is defi...Jump to post
Lufthansa is known for flying large aircraft. The A346, B744, B788 and A388 are good examples. Lufthansa could be a candidate for the A350-1000 in the future - we'll have to wait and see. Presumably the 777X aircraft will all be utilized by LH themselves, rather than some being shipped out to subsi...Jump to post
BravoOne wrote:As I recall Mexicana had a hot brake which in turn led to a wheel well fire and subsequent loss of the 737 aircraft with all onboard, I think we are drifting the OPs original question, and I don't know why the gear was down on the airplane he observe>>
How come that photos like those are allowed to take, let alone they go public!!!?? On all my visits to AB (guided tours in TLS & XFW) photography within the whole area was a strictly forbidden (not only inside the hangars...). We were asked to keep even smartphones in our pockets! Violation wou...Jump to post
LHR -- I still don't get why people hate the airport, also you can't fault the views of London on approach. SIN -- No contest CPH -- Nice airport with short security and lot's of shops. DEN -- The only nice US airport I've been to. LHR: Spent 3 years in the UK Jan85-Jan88...frequent visits to LHR w...Jump to post
More images from the FAL How come that photos like those are allowed to take, let alone they go public!!!?? On all my visits to AB (guided tours in TLS & XFW) photography within the whole area was a strictly forbidden (not only inside the hangars...). We were asked to keep even smartphones in o...Jump to post
iahcsr wrote:Wonder if any of FE first DC/MD-10s, which they bought from CO, are still flying? They didn’t change the reg#s N68049-056... IIRC 055 was a W/O a few years ago.
So got back from my trip to Thailand and China. Emirates business class flying was awesome. They really do look after you. I was hoping for a new plane on the first leg and got MSN 009, not the you could tell from the inside. Dubai to Bangkok was MSN 229 so flew with Our T900 ‘s that I make parts f...Jump to post
At least they're proactive and not re-open it versus doing some cosmetic fixes and hoping for the best.Jump to post
stlgph wrote:If it's an issue, just sit in separate seats.Do you *always* have to be up each other's cheddar all the time?
I was on a United flight from IAH to CVG recently (E175) and a passenger had a small dog on her lap during the entire flight including take off and landing. I thought small animals had to be in an approved carrier under the seat. It did not look like an "emotional support animal". Inconsi...Jump to post
Meanwhile in the USA, there is no way to transfer airside between terminals at many hubs. It's not exactly rocket science. Not exactly rocket science but it can be expensive to implement. Airside busses are one option...a dedicated people-mover like DFW is another option. If the terminals are desig...Jump to post
In the morning the south side (WN gates) and whatever is taxiing from the north to south if aircraft are departing east to west. Afternoon is the American gates but you will see Westjet, Rouge, Volaris and possibly some taxies from T3 if departing east to west. You only need to take the elevator (f...Jump to post
Right - the "tail number" you speak of is referred to as either the fleet number or ship number. In practice is can found on several different places on a plane, depending on the airline, when it is used. Some examples that come to mind are: Alaska Airlines: centered above the cockpit wind...Jump to post
Hi All I am trying to find out the registration of a 737 of UA (seen at LAX on 29jan18). The registration in the photo is covered by the wing, but the front landing gear door says "0262 ETOPS". I looked through airfleets.net, but couldn't really make sense of it. Same with an AA A321: The...Jump to post
On a side note, during the DC-10 grounding in late spring/summer 1979 UTA (and KLM) flew DC-8s into LAX as temporary DC-10 replacements. May have been other fleet swaps as well during that time but during my one June 1979 photo day trip I added both to my blossoming photo library. UTA with a -62 and...Jump to post
Since the USA doesn't have "flag carriers"... Umm...what are the US flags on all the U.S. airliners that have them then? We do have flag carriers...plain and simple. You may be referring to a single carrier that historically has been the de facto "flag carrier" for their home co...Jump to post
Stops (on same aircraft) or stopovers (with plane changes?) If stops on the same plane then I've done Osan Air Base-Yokota Air Base-Anchorage-Oakland on a Flying Tigers 747-133 in January 1989. Another 2-stopper was Southwest Airlines 737-2H4 DEN(Stapleton)-ABQ-PHX-LAX in December 1983. With stopove...Jump to post
Well I can't imagine it's good news! Asiana held off on this for such a long time to force Airbus into concessions. An order for 358s converted into an equal number of 359s tells me that Asiana probably will be paying the same amount for the 359 that they had negotiated for the 358. That's around $...Jump to post
Revelation wrote:Seems like Airbus should avoid -800 in model numbers, none of them do so good.
...the first plane I flew on that had IFE (crude for the era)... I had a ride in SQ 777-200ER from BKK-SIN last month...possibly the "same type" first-generation seatback screens from the 90s...horrible. While I've had the opportunity to fly a few 777s since my increase in flying since 20...Jump to post
Probably because he is 6'4" and Economy on the A321Neo has 30" pitch (according to their website). Seat width is 17.3" on the neo, compared to 18" with 32" pitch on the 767s. (according to SeatGuru) I didn't see anything in the OP's post indicating he was limited to flying ...Jump to post
You are definitely not going to want to fly on the HA A321 Why? Please explain...have you flown on it yet? I'm a total Avgeek...flew on it in Y+ out of Oakland back in late January and enjoyed every minute of it. Just my experience...others mileage may vary. Moe Probably because he is 6'4" and...Jump to post
Personally I prefer no music when I'm boarding or onboard a plane...it's a plane not a nightclub.Jump to post
Cool report and photos! I just spent some time in Bangkok area with three days/nights in the Grand Inn Come Hotel adjacent to a runway. Of course I saw/photographed probably the entire Smile fleet...good to see the inside of the plane courtesy your trip report. Great photo of DMK as well...didn't ge...Jump to post
What kind of maintenance prevents 757's from getting winglets? The 757 in question had wing damage that had been repaired years earlier. I can't remember the exact details but engineering ran the numbers and decided (IIRC with Boeing's input) that that frame couldn't take winglets. Stress/weight wo...Jump to post
I'm big 6"4, 51 & 235lbs. I slept in the HA Y seat, back in 2012, on one of their now disappearing 767 fleet. You are definitely not going to want to fly on the HA A321 Why? Please explain...have you flown on it yet? I'm a total Avgeek...flew on it in Y+ out of Oakland back in late January...Jump to post
Wouldn't that A320 with the -232 code be a Delta bird? :scratchchin: :mrgreen: Just kidding of course... Moe It might just be an United internal code That's the code for IAE engined A320 series for your reference. Michael To all, my post was a joke (probably to me only), referencing DL's Boeing cod...Jump to post
I've never seen an answer to this. Are they 8's or 8i's? The reason you've never seen an answer probably has something to do with the fact that the 747-8 is only offered in two main variants - the passenger version, which has the marketing name "747-8 Intercontinental" (8i), and the Freig...Jump to post
There are several very good reasons to not have it. Even the VC-137 had no aerial refueling capability and that was used during the height of the Cold War and had tiny legs compared to a 747.
my guess-and I also wonder myself-is that they see airplanes as an enemy to the transport mode they love (trains) plus there arent many people like you who are fans of both ways of transport so the train makers think maybe planes wont sell as much and/or if they do sell, they'd cut a bit off their ...Jump to post
I'm not adding anything meaningful to this thread...I just want to say how much I love the KLM color scheme...have since 1978 when I got my first Airfix DC-9-30 model with KLM colors. Those two current shades of blue are just fantastic. I also really enjoyed/miss the Eastern Air Lines hockey stick c...Jump to post
e38 wrote:I don’t understand what he needed to correct.
Nearly parallel??? I thought they were definitely parallel? No? Well they are numbered 25's and 24's, I don't know if they are actually parallel or offset by a few degrees. I'm sure somebody here knows. The numbering probably is just to differentiate the north and south sides, not reflecting an act...Jump to post
Damn! I was born in the wrong generation. Curse being born after 2001... removes most of the fun of flying. Yes, there was much fun to be had "back in the day." Been in the cockpit while inflight of: British Midland Viscount inbound to Heathrow, Royal Air Force VC-10 crossing the Atlantic...Jump to post