I'd imagine there are probably reasons behind the choice of food that airlines serve, and I'm wondering what those reasons are?
I guess that Air India probably serves more curries than American Airlines, but what other considerations are taken into account? Presumably weight is one.
Meals are available at different prices. Most US airlines know you aren't choosing them on the basis of cuisine and pick the lowest priced meal they can get away with. Other airlines eg Emirates, Singapore compete by offering high customer services and so invest more money in better food and service.
Airlines which are mostly flying a home market will adapt the food to the traditions of the country. EL-AL aren't going to be serving bacon cheese-burgers and Air India used to do very good veggie curries.
I'd imagine there are probably reasons behind the choice of food that airlines serve, and I'm wondering what those reasons are? I guess that Air India probably serves more curries than American Airlines, but what other considerations are taken into account? Presumably weight is one.
of freight. So, quite impressive. As an European I notice a certain fear with traditional airlines like Air France-KLM, Lufthansa and British Airways of losing the Asian market and a lot of passengers to Dubai, Emirates (and other Gulf carriers). Besides that, the new airport would serve as worlds largest hub, which probably means a big percentage of all transfer passenger will be handled... the question above is interesting it clearly was way to broad. So lets start with other hubs and routes. What air routes will probably be effected by this (both negatively and positively)? And what measures
To most non-U.S. pilots who have little or no experience flying in the U.S., the concept of a FBO is not very well understood. What exactly is a FBO and what are the services that it can provide? I've heard that they can refuel your plane, move it to a hangar, clean it, provide preflight planning facilities, etc. Is there a charge for these services (I guess so) and if so, what can be expected? I've also seen many airports with multiple FBOs. How does that work? All I know is that FBO stands for "Fixed Base Operator". This may seem like a very stupid question but in Europe
that they consider the training to have been completed in March. So what happens if a year passes and recurrent training is due. I don't make it in February or March, but the company schedules me for recurrent...Most 135 training/testing says something like this: §135.343 Crewmember initial and recurrent training requirements. No certificate holder may use a person, nor may any person serve... in which the crewmember is to serve since the beginning of the 12th calendar month before that service. This section does not apply to a certificate holder that uses only one pilot in the certificate
It has been suggested in the media and in some answers here that airlines vary in the information they track about the status of their flights. Is there a publicly available resource that lists what information different airlines have about the location and status of their flights? For example, could a British Airways flight over the Atlantic or the middle of the Pacific have "vanished" in the same way that the Malaysian flight over the Gulf of Thailand?
I've noticed that on some airlines (I may have seen it on SAS) the cabin crew had a small touchscreen at the front of the plane which they were using to select recorded audio messages etc, in both their language, and English. Searching the internet, I found out it's called a Flight Attendant Panel — here are some photos I found: So I gather they can control the lighting, and movies; but what else can these panels do? I also found a FAP trainer, which says: This virtual training environment generates a realistic FAP representation including OBRM, CAM and PRAM What
I remember back in the 90's that commercial planes would line up on the runway, stop, apply full power and then release the brake to take off. Now I've been on flight where they've literally rolled from the taxiway straight onto the runway and then powered up without stopping. Why has that changed? What were the reasons for the older style?
Somewhere in the United States, there's an airfield (probably military) with a runway made entirely out of metal. I've seen the approach plate for it, but I can't remember the identifier. What airfield am I thinking of?
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Airplanes with propellers were invented a long time ago. After that, jet engines came into existence. My question is: why do we still have propeller engines? The reasons I can think of are: They are cheaper; They cannot achieve very high speed; They are not very noisy (though not always). Besides these, are there any other reasons general aviation airplanes built nowadays don't have jet engines?