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by Flighty
Tue Aug 22, 2017 2:57 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA Starting PHL-BUD/PRG; ORD-VCE; Move JFK-ZRH to PHL
Replies: 297
Views: 29842

Re: AA Starting PHL-BUD/PRG; ORD-VCE; Move JFK-ZRH to PHL

I think the summer schedule load is a strong indicator that post FA integration PHL may have a 767 crew base. As noted above, AA increasing seasonality with TATL and AKL, along with natural demand to South America will make watching AA's fully integrated fleet utilization interesting to watch. Woul...

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by Flighty
Wed Aug 16, 2017 4:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA Starting PHL-BUD/PRG; ORD-VCE; Move JFK-ZRH to PHL
Replies: 297
Views: 29842

Re: AA starting service PHL-BUD/PRG move JFK-ZRH to PHL

Great to see AA going after markets like PRG and BUD. PHL is a great hub for connections, JFK more for the O/D. With 767s none the less. Cant help but think we will see more of these types of routes flown with the smaller / older types like the 767, as more 787s come on board. MoM seems like a grea...

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by Flighty
Wed Aug 16, 2017 2:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Last AA (Piedmont) Dash8-100 flight 11/29
Replies: 14
Views: 2585

Re: Last AA (Piedmont) Dash8-100 flight 11/29

9 rows seating 37. Row 9 is 5 abreast at rear of cabin. The -300 series which seat 50 will remain in service for the time being for CLT flights. A tough, reliable airplane which performed for years at Henson/Piedmont for PI, US and now AA. The ERJ-145 is a major upgrade for Piedmont, and the proud ...

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by Flighty
Tue Aug 15, 2017 8:41 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Best way to fix the US healthcare problem
Replies: 37
Views: 1146

Re: Best way to fix the US healthcare problem

That, of course, means taxing everyone, individuals and businesses, sufficiently to pay the costs. I did the math a few months ago for a different discussion elsewhere, and surprisingly enough the US *already* pays more for Medicare and Medicaid per head of population in the US (so, everyone in the...

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by Flighty
Tue Aug 15, 2017 6:03 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: White supremacists march at UVA
Replies: 495
Views: 11185

Re: White supremacists march at UVA

This has been an interesting thread. Many of the people who are all over a thread discussing Islamic terror, decrying Islam and demanding deportation of all Muslims have either remained silent, have refused to call out the acts in Charlottesville for what they are, or have blamed everyone but the a...

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by Flighty
Tue Aug 15, 2017 2:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA outlines 737 MAX plans
Replies: 82
Views: 14128

Re: AA outlines 737 MAX plans

People reclining in my face is a bigger issue to me than IFE. Junk/inoperative wifi is probably #2.

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by Flighty
Tue Aug 15, 2017 3:27 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: White supremacists march at UVA
Replies: 495
Views: 11185

Re: White supremacists march at UVA

100.00%, every single Trump voter, without exception, knowingly voted for a man who had said horribly racist things and who had openly courted Neo-Nazis. That means that every single Trump voter is a racist. No exceptions. #YesAllTrumpers Sorry if that hurts your feelings (no I'm not), but I just d...

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by Flighty
Mon Aug 14, 2017 10:44 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: White supremacists march at UVA
Replies: 495
Views: 11185

Re: White supremacists march at UVA

how is it VA Governor's fault? Because it is Terry McAuliffe, a Democrat, and a friend of the Clinton's.... and "but but but but Hillary!!!....." So the fault and blame obviously lies with him. I suggest a deep and ongoing review of all his emails. But people are hysterical, because the n...

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by Flighty
Mon Aug 14, 2017 10:06 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: White supremacists march at UVA
Replies: 495
Views: 11185

Re: White supremacists march at UVA

I have to say I trust very little of what I'm reading about this stuff. People are labeling each other and so eager to dig into each other's fur. The reality is, people love a good fight. It is human nature. There isn't a lot more to it. It isn't good vs evil, it is some idiots playing dress up and ...

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by Flighty
Mon Aug 14, 2017 7:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Should MSP get more TATL and TPAC service from international airlines?
Replies: 104
Views: 6758

Re: Should MSP get more TATL and TPAC service from international airlines?

I didn't realize people had such doubts about Delta's business case. Perhaps those doubts are profoundly misguided?

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by Flighty
Mon Aug 14, 2017 2:00 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Latest count of 747 Combis still flying
Replies: 24
Views: 4911

Re: Latest count of 747 Combis still flying

Cool. what routes?

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by Flighty
Fri Aug 11, 2017 5:53 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Norway to crack down on Islamic bus seats
Replies: 114
Views: 3097

Re: Norway to crack down on Islamic bus seats

Tugg, as we have seen recently, even well under 50% of the American people can fully control the country. I think to control Congress, you only need 51% of the vote in 51% of the states... so that is about 25% of the voters can implement their policy in houses of Congress. The same goes for presiden...

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by Flighty
Fri Aug 11, 2017 4:50 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Apple Employees Rebelling Against Open Floor Plan at 'Apple Park'
Replies: 34
Views: 1207

Re: Apple Employees Rebelling Against Open Floor Plan at 'Apple Park'

Probably 100-150 designers and engineers are critical to Apple. Some may not be in these parks, but somewhere in Isreal. Rest all are fluff. I am sure Apple takes good care of those 150. I would say Apple is already totally subverting them by larding on thousands of highly paid do-nothings. Been th...

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by Flighty
Thu Aug 10, 2017 6:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Just a Matter of Time: SWA will be Largest US carrier
Replies: 71
Views: 10311

Re: Just a Matter of Time: SWA will be Largest US carrier

The July.August Air Transport World, a trade mag, states- Southwest-147,200 million AA-144,530 Delta-131,074 Ryanair-116,780 China South- 114,616 Pax carried. Now when the airline CEOs of the world see these numbers they are not thinking," I wander if those are domestic or international?"...

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by Flighty
Thu Aug 10, 2017 3:43 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Apple Employees Rebelling Against Open Floor Plan at 'Apple Park'
Replies: 34
Views: 1207

Re: Apple Employees Rebelling Against Open Floor Plan at 'Apple Park'

Very glad I'm out of that workplace these days... Also glad I'm not finding myself in that worker's paradise called "Apple Park". Some of the nicest workplaces i´ve been to and many winners of great place/best place to work competitions use open floor plans in their offices. If you don´t ...

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by Flighty
Thu Aug 10, 2017 3:42 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Apple Employees Rebelling Against Open Floor Plan at 'Apple Park'
Replies: 34
Views: 1207

Re: Apple Employees Rebelling Against Open Floor Plan at 'Apple Park'

Very glad I'm out of that workplace these days... Also glad I'm not finding myself in that worker's paradise called "Apple Park". Some of the nicest workplaces i´ve been to and many winners of great place/best place to work competitions use open floor plans in their offices. If you don´t ...

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by Flighty
Thu Aug 10, 2017 3:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Should MSP get more TATL and TPAC service from international airlines?
Replies: 104
Views: 6758

Re: Should MSP get more TATL and TPAC service from international airlines?

MSP isn't even that big of a city. They are lucky to have the flights they do now. Much larger cities like Phoenix still have practically none. PHX has some really unfortunate geography. It makes it much harder to launch TATL flights. Also, MSP isn't THAT small. It's getting close to 4 million in t...

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by Flighty
Wed Aug 09, 2017 11:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Should MSP get more TATL and TPAC service from international airlines?
Replies: 104
Views: 6758

Re: Should MSP get more TATL and TPAC service from international airlines?

MSP is more than well served, it is exceptionally well served. I agree ICN is probably gonna happen, with an outside chance of new summer Delta seasonal routes to Europe. Whatever big destinations have the highest fare during summertime. FCO was one previous guess by Delta. Maybe they will make anot...

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by Flighty
Wed Aug 09, 2017 4:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: FAA bars AI 126 ORD-DEL from flying
Replies: 141
Views: 23649

Re: FAA bars AI 126 ORD-DEL from flying

AI is wrong no doubt but FAA is making a mountain out of a molehill. You don't give someone a sentence 20 years for a parking ticket. The FAA should realize that there are a lot more factors that guarantee safety which are a lot more important when compared to faded seat belt signs. We really aren'...

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by Flighty
Wed Aug 09, 2017 2:04 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Trump Threatens "Fire and Fury" toward North Korea
Replies: 297
Views: 5999

Re: Trump Threatens "Fire and Fury" toward North Korea

North Korea has already won.

As a nuclear power, North Korea has equal right to demand that Trump disarm the USA immediately or face attack. It's not a reasonable platform.

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by Flighty
Tue Aug 08, 2017 9:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: F9 Adds SAT-ONT/IAD
Replies: 37
Views: 2792

Re: F9 Adds SAT-ONT/IAD

Jesus.

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by Flighty
Tue Aug 08, 2017 7:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Possible AA Intl S18 changes
Replies: 88
Views: 15267

Re: Possible AA Intl S18 changes

Except that companies don't shrink profitable operations unless they have better options elsewhere. AA has been shrinking NYC for several years. If they aren't generating profitability comparable to what it can get elsewhere on its system and haven't for years, shrinking isn't going to get them the...

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by Flighty
Tue Aug 08, 2017 5:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Possible AA Intl S18 changes
Replies: 88
Views: 15267

Re: Possible AA Intl S18 changes

AA's strategy at JFK has always puzzled me. Despite having one of the strongest O/D bases in the country, it has essentially ceded the market to Delta and JetBlue and has not taken advantage of premium domestic traffic nor expansive Int'l connections opportunities in any particularly meaningful way...

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by Flighty
Mon Aug 07, 2017 9:53 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Alfa Romeo Giulia
Replies: 36
Views: 2134

Re: Alfa Romeo Giulia

I sat in a Giulia. Nice enough car. I wouldn't pay 40k for it, but maybe 16k in a few years. I just like taking old cars and detailing / maintaining them with slight upgrades. To purchase new cars still makes me think, why am I spending this money when something equally fun costs very little on crai...

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by Flighty
Mon Aug 07, 2017 6:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UBS predicts pilotless cargo flights by 2025
Replies: 135
Views: 6895

Re: UBS: Pilotless planes ‘could save airlines $35bn’

Once single-pilot planes would prove human being at controls is a redundant element, we may talk about going pilotless.. Completely agree, single pilot ops should be the next step. There are so many instances where good software design can improve cockpit efficiency. Radio interaction, autopilot co...

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by Flighty
Mon Aug 07, 2017 4:15 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Militant Vegans shake down a butcher in Berkeley. Waste of time?
Replies: 34
Views: 1224

Re: Militant Vegans shake down a butcher in Berkeley. Waste of time?

If these people are so anti-human nature, they should chain themselves to the bottom of the ocean. There is also a moral framework to force feed meat to these people. If they can control the diet of butcher customers, then the general public has an equal right to control what they eat, by force if n...

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by Flighty
Mon Aug 07, 2017 2:48 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Thread for Mercedes (classic) car owners.
Replies: 28
Views: 776

Re: Thread for Mercedes (classic) car owners.

I kind of like the original C class. They are classic cars now - they ended production in 2000. No fancy electronics. Still the old style Mercedes I think. C36 AMG would be cool.

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by Flighty
Mon Aug 07, 2017 5:32 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Buffalo airport making big push for transatlantic flights
Replies: 51
Views: 6891

Re: Buffalo airport making big push for transatlantic flights

It would surprise me to see Buffalo to Europe. I don't think Buffalo has the business community that PIT or PVD have. It's close, and maybe, but I'm not quite convinced.

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by Flighty
Sat Aug 05, 2017 11:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 7 crew members in hospital after an AA flight experienced severe turbulence
Replies: 18
Views: 5423

Re: 7 crew members in hospital after an AA flight experienced severe turbulence

If they explained that negative g is possible on your ride today (it's more common than a water landing) people would buckle up more. Speedy recovery to the thrill riders.

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by Flighty
Sat Aug 05, 2017 8:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Confirmed: DL to start MCO-AMS
Replies: 73
Views: 11999

Re: Rumor: DL to start MCO-AMS and possibly other future routes

AF did MCO-CDG not that long ago . . . and it didn't last long. Which surprised no one, considering that they started it with a 400seater. Less J seats, due to COI, but still. It was tried before but was flown by KL And on MP, twice.... all failed. At any rate, it's nice to see Skyteam getting into...

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by Flighty
Sat Aug 05, 2017 2:35 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Confirmed: DL to start MCO-AMS
Replies: 73
Views: 11999

Re: Rumor: DL to start MCO-AMS and possibly other future routes

I guess the main surprise is that we haven't seen huge rumors about this before. DL is huge in Florida and it makes sense to do MCO-AMS.

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by Flighty
Fri Aug 04, 2017 10:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United President Says F9 Expansion Is "Sign of Failure"
Replies: 150
Views: 21261

Re: United President Says F9 Expansion Is "Sign of Failure"

It is also worth noting that Doug Parker said that Scott Kirby's departure was due to philosophical differences about what was in AA's best financial interests. With Kirby's departure from AA, American's capacity growth slowed down and they actually reduced the size of their mainline domestic opera...

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by Flighty
Fri Aug 04, 2017 4:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA Trans-Pacific A330-200
Replies: 36
Views: 8746

Re: AA Trans-Pacific A330-200

OA940 wrote:

Why no more 77W for SYD?


It probably sucks.

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by Flighty
Fri Aug 04, 2017 4:14 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Thread for Mercedes (classic) car owners.
Replies: 28
Views: 776

Re: Thread for Mercedes (classic) car owners.

in immediate family have a 68 280S (carbureted w108 sedan) and a 2017 E300. They are about equal in size actually. Nice cars. Owning one from 25 years ago would be a perfect middle ground... w124 is definitely on the menu if I saw a nice one. Also looking at Porsche 944/928s. These are all thoroughb...

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by Flighty
Fri Aug 04, 2017 3:19 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Millennials Unearth an Amazing Hack to Get Free TV: The Antenna
Replies: 38
Views: 1769

Re: Millennials Unearth an Amazing Hack to Get Free TV: The Antenna

Yeah the problem with surround sound is, it introduced myriad failures into normal stereo. Overall it is bad for sound. If correctly decoded and played back, it can be a positive. But that is a tiny minority of the viewership. And probably decreasing. I think home theater may be dying in general.

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by Flighty
Fri Aug 04, 2017 12:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Unchecked Airport Workers
Replies: 25
Views: 3294

Re: Unchecked Airport Workers

Security theater is just that - it is to make people feel safe. Airside should be THE focus of security. Yet there are doors left open to secure airside commonly. Look in the baggage claim / oversize desk. Look behind the ticket counter. Any random place. There will be a door left open that goes to ...

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by Flighty
Fri Aug 04, 2017 3:04 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Millennials Unearth an Amazing Hack to Get Free TV: The Antenna
Replies: 38
Views: 1769

Re: Millennials Unearth an Amazing Hack to Get Free TV: The Antenna

Too much work to turn on a TV .. Elaborate, please? In my world, and every other world I know of, it's a question of picking up the remote Exactly!! You have to pick it all the way up!!! :yawn: I guess one thing you probably figured out is I have a laptop or something, so since most content is on c...

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by Flighty
Thu Aug 03, 2017 10:13 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: What's up with the SUV's?
Replies: 105
Views: 2320

Re: What's up with the SUV's?

Hahah basically true kiwirob. Capitalism is well and good, but when it goes to excess, I believe the masses should practice cannibalism :)

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by Flighty
Thu Aug 03, 2017 6:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Lufthansa post strong mid-year results
Replies: 20
Views: 4396

Re: Lufthansa post strong mid-year results

Germany is a more global country with greater exposure to ME3. They do not have a domestic aviation market to mint money for them like the US carriers have.

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by Flighty
Thu Aug 03, 2017 3:04 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Laziness vs disability
Replies: 44
Views: 1659

Re: Laziness vs disability

Only difference is that one is called "lazy" and the other gets you applause from the stock markets. This is where I break with Democrats. Receiving welfare after being laid off isn't being lazy. Receiving welfare and complaining about being laid off without putting the effort to find a j...

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by Flighty
Thu Aug 03, 2017 3:47 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Millennials Unearth an Amazing Hack to Get Free TV: The Antenna
Replies: 38
Views: 1769

Re: Millennials Unearth an Amazing Hack to Get Free TV: The Antenna

I don't really watch TV, but when I do, I use an antenna. And there are some weird channels. It is this orphan technology with its own economy. The Movies! network and Grit network are weird. But really, our TVs remain off 99.9% of the time. Too much work to turn on a TV unless you are watching some...

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by Flighty
Wed Aug 02, 2017 5:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: "You can't do this to us" TS Pax call 911 after being trapped on diverted flights
Replies: 76
Views: 12998

Re: "You can't do this to us" TS Pax call 911 after being trapped on diverted flights

Sometimes it's not only the aircrews who must use all available resources in times of crisis. As a passenger, without becoming argumentative, aggressive, or anything else that could allow the air crew to reasonably label you as a "threat", making that phone call to get help when nothing e...

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by Flighty
Tue Aug 01, 2017 5:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Is 747 dying?
Replies: 59
Views: 9584

Re: Is 747 dying?

Keep in mind, plenty of airlines also burned their fingers on the ever so awesome 777-300ER... Interesting that you would say that. Are you saying even 77W is too big for certain airlines/markets? I would agree by the way... at some airlines, their smallest widebody is their most profitable widebod...

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by Flighty
Tue Aug 01, 2017 3:54 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Nuclear weapons prohibited
Replies: 112
Views: 4773

Re: Nuclear weapons prohibited

I guess this is a sign that the UN supports strong military campaigns to immediately invade Iran, Israel, North Korea and destroy all leaders of those countries. Is that correct? Or what is their point exactly?

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by Flighty
Tue Aug 01, 2017 3:37 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Looking for a New Car
Replies: 69
Views: 2041

Re: Looking for a New Car

Haha, indeed. The wife and I will have a lot of test driving to do over the coming few weekends. Will be interested if you (and your wifes) give us your views and which one it will be. Well, after looking over the weekend at various model, some of which people on here mentioned we should check out ...

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by Flighty
Tue Aug 01, 2017 2:34 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: What's up with the SUV's?
Replies: 105
Views: 2320

Re: What's up with the SUV's?

What follows is my opinion. The SUV is what a car is, now. A sedan is what is called an "old fashioned car" now, and they are for old people and weirdos. I have a couple but nobody will respect a car driver now. Driving a car just means you are poor or old now. Historically the SUV market ...

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by Flighty
Tue Aug 01, 2017 7:28 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Best Career Path to Airline COO/CEO
Replies: 18
Views: 1674

Re: Best Career Path to Airline COO/CEO

You just need a general business or math education. Work your way up for 20 years either in finance or revenue / planning or legal. Your idea of getting a Georgetown MBA was good.

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by Flighty
Mon Jul 31, 2017 6:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA Applies For LAX-PEK
Replies: 636
Views: 102813

Re: AA Applies For LAX-PEK

That is just SABRE is it not. Can't rely on that.

The "truth" is only known inside the carrier's interface. It changes hour by hour. Internet ticketing should be somewhat accurate but still a ton of exceptions to that.

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by Flighty
Mon Jul 31, 2017 2:56 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Laziness vs disability
Replies: 44
Views: 1659

Re: Laziness vs disability

It may have been said earlier but the person in the original story who had the arms that could not work probably also has some form of depression. Of course, it would be "welfare" if s/he got government backed health care to deal with his depression, so that is out... I guess I am one of ...

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by Flighty
Mon Jul 31, 2017 2:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Is 747 dying?
Replies: 59
Views: 9584

Re: Is 747 dying?

Call me cynical, but I can't help feel there's a bit of a controlled narrative here. It can't be a coincidence that Boeing being beaten to the development of a new large airliner (and later settling for an improved 747) by Airbus has happened at the same time as noises claiming that the A380 is alr...

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