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Questions tagged [airlines]

Companies or organizations that transport passengers and/or cargo by air.

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Are airlines responsible for Airport security or Airports concerned or third-parties on terminal-side? [on hold]

In Indian Airports, all sort of terminal-side security is done by CISF . They do all the frisking and baggage screening etc. I am concerned more for the terminal-side security rather than airside ...
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May airlines cancel unprofitable flights?

If a given flight is unprofitable for an airline (occupancy ratio or – more precisely – revenue from ticket fares and cargo below the break even point) and if operating this flight incurred a bigger ...
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What is an “unsafe airline”? [closed]

Question: Is there any internationally accepted definition for what an "unsafe airline" is based on objective criteria (e.g. fatalities per million passengers) ? Or is there an international standard ...
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How do airlines handle their non-standard passengers for the load control process? [duplicate]

How are non-standard passenger weights maintained in the systems? How they do they handle these passenger weights between check in and load control system and etc..
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Is it possible to know why an airline operates specific equipment on certain routes?

I've spent far too long staring at flight tracking sites, and occasionally I think I'll notice some pattern in what types of aircraft a given airline uses for certain scenarios/routes. For example, ...
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How do flight crews handle a death aboard a commercial aircraft? [duplicate]

Kinda a morbid subject I know, but whether a prince or a street sweeper, we all dance with the Grim Reaper - sooner or later. And there’s no reason he cannot visit you at 30,000 feet, if it’s your ...
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If an airline purchases an aircraft, do they have to/feel compelled to change the livery?

If an airline purchases a used commercial aircraft, which would be painted in the livery of its previous owner, would the new airline ever be required (by law) to re-paint the aircraft in their own ...
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Why is there still an Air Berlin branded plane operating as of Sep 5th, 2018?

Yesterday, I flew from TXL and was quite surprised to see this during taxi: It very much looks like people boarding an Air Berlin flight, an airline that supposedly does not exist any more. Local ...
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If airliners profit by moving luggage from checked to carry-on, why do some LCC gate-check luggage?

According to this answer, the less luggage is transported as checked luggage, the more "room" (in terms of weight) there is to bring along cargo, and thus more profit. At the same time, some LCCs ...
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Why are airlines so concerned with checked baggage weight?

Why is it that commercial airlines are so concerned with checked baggage weight, such that they charge extra just for the privilege of checking in a suitcase with a limited weight (e.g. 15kg), and ...
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Why do airlines split themselves into domestic and international subsidiaries?

As an example, Air Canada operates its own brand for international flights, but has a subsidiary called Air Canada Rouge for domestic and US flights. What's the reason for creating such subsidiaries?
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Why has the Bombardier CSeries been delayed in starting service with Delta Air Lines?

Delta Air Lines placed a large order for the Bombardier CSeries. I don't know the original projected date for the start of CSeries flying, but I think it already passed. When is DAL planning to start ...
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Why is the UAE the only country with two flag carrier airlines?

The United Arab Emirates has two flag carrier airlines, Etihad Airways and Emirates. There are 195 countries in the world, and 147 of them have one single flag carrier airline. United Arab Emirates is ...
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During the holding procedure is it required that the pax must have the seat belt on?

Imagine to have to hold at a busy airport before landing for a quite long time (let's say 20 plus minutes), does it requires that the pax must have the seat belt on during the whole holding procedure? ...
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How much does weight really affect the operation cost?

Hi given an information from a reliable new source article (https://www.nytimes.com/2008/06/11/business/worldbusiness/11iht-air.1.13628276.html), it was mentioned that "Every 25 pounds we remove, we ...
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Would the twin engine Boeing Y3 be able to compete better than the Airbus A380? [closed]

The low sales performance of the quad engine Airbus A380 and declining sales of the Boeing 747-800 have largely been attributed to lesser fuel economy of quad engine aircraft when compared to their ...
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What are the role and responsibilities of “fleet captains”?

I understand that fleet captains are usually experienced airline captains that take over this management position and deal with training, staffing and administration of a particular aircraft type (or ...
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What fundamental differences separate low-budget airlines from traditional airlines?

Low-budget airlines have made it incredibly easy and cheap to travel far and often, and yet at first glance they seem nearly identical to traditional airlines. Sure, you have to pay for meals, but a ...
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How can business jets use slot coordinated airports?

Many capacity-limited airports in Europe are so-called coordinated airports, meaning an airline must have a slot allocated to land at this airport. In Germany for example, these are FRA, DUS, HAM, MUC,...
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Why does Airbus continue with the A330-800neo despite only having 6 orders?

Airbus rolled out the first Airbus A330-800neo out of the paint shop last week (see press release). Until now, this type has only six orders by one airline (U.S. Hawaiian Airlines, who switched ...
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Where can I find the number of airlines?

I would have thought to use the list of IATA code (or ICAO). But it appears that some airlines are sharing the same IATA and ICAO code. For example the airline named "Level" shares the same codes with ...
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Why is Emirates not considering buying or leasing used A380s?

Airlines such as Korean Air are retiring their A380s. They are struggling to find buyers/lessors. In such a scenario, Emirates could easily obtain used A380s at cheap prices. Is Emirates not leasing ...
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Where can I find accident statistics on zero gravity flights?

I am investigating the option of booking a zero gravity flight with a commercial airline. But I am a nervous flyer. Do any of the airlines offering this have a 0% accident / fatality record?
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What is the busiest route of Turkish Airlines in 2017? [closed]

What is the busiest non-domestic route of Turkish Airlines: in terms of passenger number, in terms of number of flights performed per year? Is there a database that I can look for such kind of ...
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Do airline pilots increase thrust when ordered to increase altitude by traffic controllers?

Do airline pilots increase thrust when ordered to increase altitude by traffic controllers? Do they simply use flaps, the yoke (or joystick in the case of airbus) and the stabilizers without any ...
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Are there any Boeing 747 still flying for commercial use?

No American airline flies it anymore, but the Jumbo has been mythic for decades: ANA B747-400. Wikimedia, photo by Kentaro Iemoto Is it still possible for a passenger to board a Jumbo Jet? Which ...
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Why do Czech Airlines have the airline code (IATA airline designator) “OK”?

Is there any specific reason why Czech Airlines have OK as the IATA airline designator? According to an urban legend: Urban legend says that when airline names ...
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How does type ratings training work at the airlines?

How does it work to get typed in a different aircraft at a carrier like United, American, and/or Delta? If you're a first officer on the A320, but want to be a first officer on a different aircraft? ...
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Do the operations practices of low-cost airlines represent an increased safety risk? [closed]

Low-cost airlines spend less money on their operations. In most (not all, clearly) contexts of life and business, more money spent on the same kind of thing means a higher quality product or service. ...
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What airline academies are available to US citizens?

It seems that EU/Asian/Middle Eastern citizens have the opportunity to apply for several self-funded programs which (upon acceptance and completion) guarantee a job as a first officer on small twin ...
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How much of an improvement would a 1% weight decrease on an airplane be to the industry?

Say I thought of a very easy and inexpensive way to reduce the takeoff weight of a commercial airplane (body, fuel and passengers) by 1%. How much would this mean to the industry? Would it make much ...
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What simulation software do airlines use?

What simulation software do airlines use for training purposes? Do they use software like P3D, FSX, X-Plane, or FlightGear? Or is it a custom? What about aircraft? Do they source them from groups like ...
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What are the differences between type B message format and EDIFACT message format?

IATA say's the standard format for transmitting passenger messages is UN/Edifact. Somewhere else it says the standard is type B format. what are the differences between these two? Or are they a same ...
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Can a foreign pilot with a Canadian ATPL get a job with AC or West Jet?

I have an Indian ATPL, I am type rated on the A-320 as PIC with a total of 5000 plus hours including military experience as a flying instructor. If I get a Canadian ATPL, what are the chances of ...
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Why did the CAA not use Monarch aircraft to repatriate stranded Monarch passengers?

This week Monarch airlines went bust, leaving hundreds of thousands of passengers stranded abroad. The CAA has been secretly planning for some weeks a repatriation 'airlift' in case the airline ...
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Why doesn't EVA Air BR087 (Taipei to Paris) follow the shortest path?

I've noticed that the flight BR087 from TPE to CDG doesn't follow an orthodrome. Instead, it seems to take great pains to avoid the Chinese airspace entirely. Why? EVA Air has other flights ...
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Is there AOG liability?

From Wikipedia: Aircraft on Ground or AOG is a term in aviation maintenance indicating that a problem is serious enough to prevent an aircraft from flying. Generally there is a rush to acquire ...
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Why flights route is so different? [duplicate]

Let's take a look to itinerary of a flight from Dubai to Tokyo taken here And from Tokyo to Dubai It's the same airline. One more example. Here is the route of flight from Istanbul to Tokyo And ...
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How much does a new hangar at a major airport save an airline?

I'm doing research on a case involving United Airlines trying to build a new hangar at Newark International Airport, and being extorted by the chairman of the Port Authority. He demanded an ...
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Are there regulations for the minimum amount of toilets per passenger?

Are there any rules or guidelines that define the minimum amount of toilets per number of passengers on an aircraft? I know there are similar rules for cabin crew, emergency doors etc. It seems to be ...
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Why do all commercial aircraft have carpets?

When flying I noticed that all the commercial aircraft I have been on use carpets as a floor covering. But why? If you fly in an older aircraft it looks worn out and it is susceptible to stains etc. ...
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Why doesn't the US have a flag carrier airline?

With the recent United Airlines fiasco, I was reading up on their history and the airline industry and to my surprise I found that United Airlines is not the US flag carrier. In fact, the US does not ...
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Can a US airline add an employee passenger as crew?

Suppose an airliner flight is full with passengers and the airline staff realize afterwards that there are employees who the airline wants to send to their shifts using that flight. The airline staff ...
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Is this really a British Airways 727?

I came upon this clip on YouTube this week: It appears to depict a Boeing 727 in British Airways livery. My first thought was that it's a Trident, but it is ...
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What is a “Major Airline”?

Which airlines can be designated as "major"? what difference between them and other airlines? What qualities airline should have to be "major"? I can't find any proper description, but I heard about ...
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Does international mail go in passenger planes? [closed]

I have a shipment from Canada to South America coming, and it's curious that the "priority" FedEx option takes 6 days to arrive, when there are daily flights between the two destinations. So I'm ...
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Do two airlines have IATA code N8?

Wikipedia lists N8 at the IATA code for National Cargo Airlines (ICAO NCR), a regional airline based in Orlando, Florida. AirlineCodes.info and other sources list N8 as the code for Fika Salaama (ICAO ...
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Is it worth it? Spending loads of money and years? [closed]

I'm a high school student. Over here in India, there are too many people and less jobs. I have a passion and a dream to become a pilot in one of the distinguished commercial airlines of the world. I ...
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Is there a commonly recognized placeholder airline name?

I'm wondering if there is a common placeholder name for an airline, either implying a legally disclosed or fictional entity, which is frequently used? For instance, I've seen the terms containing '...
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Why do airlines in the United States of America use total time as an eligibility requirement for employment?

Airlines in the United States of America have varying total time requirements to determine eligibility for the potential employment of applicants. Why do airlines set total time requirements beyond ...