AtomicGarden wrote:So we can all agree that high wing commercial jets exist but none is large or particularly succesful.
Suppose we ignore the following BAE 146 SERIES BAE RJX SERIES DORNIER 328JET ANTONOV 148 ANTONOV 158 ANTONOV 72 ANTONOV 74 BAADE 152 abject failure admittedly None of the above are/were high wing then ? Read the OP. He is asking why Airbus and Boeing don’t build high wing commercial jets. None of y...Jump to post
sibibom wrote:well do ATRs and Bombardiers count?
sholmes wrote:I would say no: the question is on "commercial jets".
How about the BAE 146 Or the Dornier 328 Jet. Or the An-72/74 Whatchu talkin' 'bout, Willis? The thread title didn't specify manufacturer, but the OP's question was: why Airbus and Boeing never make an airplane with the wing on top? Sure, there are examples of high wing commercial jets, but none of...Jump to post
paulduwon wrote:Not to mention Alaska is also a tourist destination, so I think a fair amount of Asian tourists could take nonstop flights to Alaska as well.
Not sure about your particular situation, but my wife got a quote to charter a Southwest 737 from ICT to PHX, a distance of 870 statute miles. Flying time is 2 hours 15 minutes each way. I believe the total cost was about US$750 per person round trip. That was higher than the typical fare for the ro...Jump to post
I personally know an AA 767 captain who over 10 years ago started bidding MD80s so he had better personal schedules. He recently retIred as #1 seniority MD80 captain. I always asked him who will retire first, you or the AA MD80 fleet?Jump to post
Make checked luggage free, and the excess carry on cabin luggage problem goes away. Problem is the airlines have become addicted to the fees, collecting $4.2 Billion in 2016. https://money.cnn.com/2017/05/02/news/companies/airline-baggage-fees/ Better tracking of checked luggage would help. I can se...Jump to post
Can anyone name each airline, left to right? From the following thread: https://www.airliners.net/forum/viewtopic.php?f=3&t=579439&p=8776017&hilit=747+launch+airlines+747+rollout#p8776017 1. ? 2. JAL 3. KLM 4. Air India 5. Alitalia 6. Iberia 7. Lufthansa 8. SAS 9. Air Canada 10. SOUTH A...Jump to post
I have been lucky enough to have flown on the 741, 742, 743, 744, 747SP, and a 74M. Airlines included Braniff, TWA, PanAm, British, KLM, Air France, Lufthansa, Japan, and Swiss Air. Lucky to get seat 1A in First on British from LHR to JNB one time, while traveling on a coach non-revenue ticket. Only...Jump to post
Only two aircraft were painted in Calder design, the DC-8 (N1805) and 727-200 (N408BN). With regards to the planned Calder Mexico 727: Calder's "Tribute To Mexico Models." Braniff hired Calder to paint a third plane in honour of Mexico. Four Models were painted, but before two of the model...Jump to post
Air Niugini has issued a press release that says one male passenger is unaccounted. "Additionally as of 12:30pm today, we are unable to account for a single male passenger and are working with the local authorities, hospitals and investigators to locate this passenger who was aboard our flight ...Jump to post
That is correct, both planes were repainted by Braniff, and remained in the fleet until the last day, May 12, 1982. Both were painted in the Terra Cotta color scheme. Here are photos of the Calder DC-8, and the repainted Calder. I was lucky enough to have flown on the Calder DC-8 pictured on the lef...Jump to post
The article says that "Delta collected nearly $908 million in baggage fees in 2017, according to the federal Bureau of Transportation Statistics, triple the amount Delta and Northwest Airlines collected in 2008". The airlines have become addicted to baggage fees. Passengers will try to car...Jump to post
Last week I flew a UA Express CRJ2 from DEN to EUG and returned. About 1,050 miles per flightaware, with 3 hours westbound and 2:45 eastbound. Not a fun flight. Always cabin temp issues in the CRJ2. The EUG to DEN CRJ2's next destination was San Luis Obispo (SBP) which was a 990 mile flight at 2:45....Jump to post
A few years ago, my wife flew from Lisbon to Madrid to Chicago to Wichita, KS. One checked bag did not show up in Chicago. Four weeks to the day it was found in LHR with the original tags showing LIS-MAD-ORD-ICT still on the suitcase. How it got to LHR and spent a month is still a mystery. Within tw...Jump to post
I assume the capability was built in for the case of a war breaking out and needing AF1 to be an airborne command center during the crisis. That being the case, I think you would want the pilots to be capable of doing it. I don't think it would ever be needed for a regular Presidential trip and cer...Jump to post
If you left everyone crawl thru a cockpit on their own, after a period of time you will have damaged cockpit seats, broken knobs, switches, and levers as everyone tries to play with every switch and knob in the cockpit. Even worse, you will have people who would deface, scratch their initials in pan...Jump to post
By the way, is there a reason your posts are always done with strange line breaks splitting up sentences? It makes a tiny post take up a lot of room and also displays strangely - what I've quoted even has a scroll bar. I take special care to arrange my sentences in that manner It’s all quite delibe...Jump to post
I just checked the October of 1979 Braniff timetable on Departed Flights and they list the LAX-HKG flights as 2 stop through HNL and GUM. I don't know if they ever operated nonstop between LAX and HKG, but the SP certainly had the legs to do that. I just checked my January 7, 1980 BN timetable. LAX...Jump to post
LY777 wrote:What was the SP range? How long could it fly nonstop?
The highest altitude a subsonic jet has ever flown at is 45000ft which is the altitude record for the 747SP. Commercial flights usually don't go above 41000ft. That statement is not true at all. Many "subsonic jets" are certified to operate above 45,000 ft. There are numerous business jet...Jump to post
N603BN, N604BN, N606BN:
Why did Braniff International buy 2 frames of the SP's back in the late '70's? I know they were trying to start up a Pacific network, but their flights stopped in HNL on the way to HKG, so not sure why they needed the range. "Braniff took delivery of two Boeing 747SPs (Special Performance) in ...Jump to post
Cessna is needing the final Garmin software load. Function and Reliability (F&R) flight testing should start soon, and takes about 2 weeks. System Safety analysis is not yet completed. There are numerous certification documents to be completed and submitted to the FAA for approval. My best guess...Jump to post
itripreport wrote:Where'd you read this, The Onion?
Boof02671 wrote:The previous poster is wrong.
They are paid hourly. The are unionized and work under a contract. That doesn't really answer my question. I know they are hourly, union employees. If they are paid hourly, then why does it matter what time a flight arrives? Why would they wait until the scheduled arrival time to work a flight? Wha...Jump to post
When I worked in DFW (well before the merger) if an aircraft came in early then it waited to be parked until the rampers had time to do so. They were paid to work the aircraft when they were scheduled to arrive and they would sit in the pillbox until said arrival time. I guess I don't understand ho...Jump to post
I have seen noticeable improvement in gate agents being ready on the jetway when flights pull in, however. 4-5 years ago it was VERY common to have to wait 10-15 minutes for an agent to leave the breakroom and come connect the jetbridge. Now it seems like the agent is almost always waiting in the d...Jump to post
Max Q wrote:Flagship is always your largest aircraft
What is your definition of a "flagship plane"? Are you talking about a unique paint scheme, a type of aircraft? Could you give some specific examples of flagship planes? In the past, any time the term "flagship" is used with regards to an airline, there is always confusion and di...Jump to post
Polot wrote:The plane hasn’t been painted yet. 787s have white fuselages (with painted tail) before they go in for paint. Boeing never has the CFRP fuselage bare and unpainted/unprotected.
A B-52H located the lost crew of an open ocean Polynesian-style canoe after they were missing at sea for six days. The B-52H joined the search when the crew from Barksdale Air Force Base, La., was on a routine flight during a deployment to Guam. The bomber crew responded to a call from the Coast Gua...Jump to post
I am booked on Air Tahiti on Dec 5 LAX - PPT returning Dec 13 PPT - LAX. Their website shows both flights as A340-300s.Jump to post
Could Braniff carry local passengers JFK-MIA in, say, 1970? No, because they didn't fly that route. Yes, Braniff did fly the JFK to MIA route then. I have a March 5, 1969 Braniff timetable that shows two flights a day between JFK and MIA, with continuing service to South America. Flight numbers wer...Jump to post
Everything was phased in. Toward the end of 1978, there was a lottery for routes. The first airline in line got first pick. And the first in line was United which requested only one route: BUF-FLL (which it never did operate). Next in line was Braniff, which requested and received a whole bunch of ...Jump to post
I don’t recall if Braniff could carry local traffic on the SFO-LAX segment of the South America flights, but I don’t believe so. You are correct, Braniff could not carry local traffic between SFO and LAX. I have a Braniff 1976 timetable and it shows SFO to BOG one-stop service twice a week, and SFO...Jump to post
I am surprised no one has mentioned Berlin?Jump to post
The correct answer is they all can, without refuelling. You would however need to install the required ferry tanks on all the models bar Citation X & Longitude. Even then, prudence would necessitate at least one stop (Azores). I worked for Cessna for 25 years, and I have never heard of ferry ta...Jump to post
Depends on which city you leave from in South America. Which city in Europe is your destination. And which model of Cessna Citation.
Go to Textron Aviation's Citation range map page. Select starting point and aircraft. http://txtav.com/en/range-map