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by cbphoto
Mon May 14, 2018 9:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A Sichuan Airlines’ Lhasa-bound flight from CKG made emergency landing at CTU after cockpit window broke
Replies: 58
Views: 9915

Re: A Sichuan Airlines’ Lhasa-bound flight from CKG made emergency landing at CTU after cockpit window broke

Wonder if the windshield was replaced recently and if the window didn’t cure long enough, or had a bad cure on it? Interesting non the less and glad the FO survived.

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by cbphoto
Sat May 12, 2018 3:33 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WN 1380 flight crew on ABC's 20.20-Friday
Replies: 12
Views: 1316

Re: WN 1380 flight crew on ABC's 20.20-Friday

Who cares? She didn’t do anything heroic she just did her job. The plane was was flying just fine. Bingo, thank you for summing up my thoughts exactly. I myself have over 10,000 hours and I’m currently an airline Captain, and I think this is blown way out of proportion. Too much glamor over a fatal...

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by cbphoto
Sat May 12, 2018 2:24 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WN 1380 flight crew on ABC's 20.20-Friday
Replies: 12
Views: 1316

Re: WN 1380 flight crew on ABC's 20.20-Friday

Who cares? She didn’t do anything heroic she just did her job. The plane was was flying just fine. Bingo, thank you for summing up my thoughts exactly. I myself have over 10,000 hours and I’m currently an airline Captain, and I think this is blown way out of proportion. Too much glamor over a fatal...

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by cbphoto
Wed May 09, 2018 9:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DOT to Audit FAA's Oversight of AA and G4
Replies: 10
Views: 1918

Re: DOT to Audit FAA's Oversight of AA and G4

Wonder how Southwest didn’t get involved in this audit as well, with all the whistle blowing and stuff happening there right now.

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by cbphoto
Wed May 02, 2018 10:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Employees to Get New Uniforms
Replies: 124
Views: 16360

Re: Delta Employees to Get New Uniforms

jb1087xna wrote:
DL added an instagram post today announcing the change is happening later this month. Definitely purple!


As I know someone who flys for them personally, it is indeed a plum purple, and they look hideous in person. Not too sure what Delta was thinking.

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by cbphoto
Wed May 02, 2018 5:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WN Window Delamination (May 2) Causes Emergency Landing
Replies: 39
Views: 7273

Re: WN Window Delamination 5/2/18 Causes Emergency Landing

Man, window seats keep getting easier to find for those in the “C” boarding group.

Glad everything turned out alright though!!

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by cbphoto
Sun Apr 29, 2018 8:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 60 Minutes to skewer Allegiant Air this Sunday
Replies: 177
Views: 30427

Re: 60 Minutes to skewer Allegiant Air this Sunday

It DID happen to DL. It's just that when DL shipped oxy generators across country on an MD80, stopping along the way, and they ended up catching fire, they did so after they had been unloaded from the aircraft, so they went up on the ramp. The difference is that DL INTENDED to ship them, whereas Va...

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by cbphoto
Wed Apr 25, 2018 12:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What do airline pilots think of Spirit Airlines pilots?
Replies: 4
Views: 1188

Re: What do airline pilots think of Spirit Airlines pilots?

Do they think they are inferior because they fly for a ULCC. Is it easier to get seniority there? No and yes. For a while, Spirit had a great contract and in some respect, was envied by a lot of pilot groups. It’s easy to get seniority anywhere these days, with the large anount of hiring and retire...

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by cbphoto
Sun Apr 22, 2018 1:49 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 60 Minutes to skewer Allegiant Air this Sunday
Replies: 177
Views: 30427

Re: 60 Minutes to skewer Allegiant Air this Sunday

Just like with every coin, with every story there are two sides... I watched the entire show last night and though it may seem sensationalist or one-sided. But to me, Allegiant has been very lucky that they have not had an accident with fatality and it's clear that safety is not a top priority with...

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by cbphoto
Sun Apr 15, 2018 11:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 60 Minutes to skewer Allegiant Air this Sunday
Replies: 177
Views: 30427

Re: 60 Minutes to skewer Allegiant Air this Sunday

Union hit piece over firing a pilot. Ohhhhhhhhh. THAT GUY. I thought they were done with him. I'm pretty confident that he's the kind of guy that nobody would have wanted to fly with. Is this the one where he popped the slides and evac'd on the runway, putting passengers at risk, without ever confi...

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by cbphoto
Sat Apr 14, 2018 12:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 60 Minutes to skewer Allegiant Air this Sunday
Replies: 177
Views: 30427

Re: 60 Minutes to skewer Allegiant Air this Sunday

Now, let's look up which of the few airlines have a perfect safety record to see what airlines one should fly. Oh wait - Allegiant is the first result. Now let's scroll down to the Ds - wait what- no DL,, no UA, NO AA!!! hmmmmm..... It’s been so long since any of those airlines had a mainline accid...

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by cbphoto
Fri Apr 13, 2018 11:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 60 Minutes to skewer Allegiant Air this Sunday
Replies: 177
Views: 30427

Re: 60 Minutes to skewer Allegiant Air this Sunday

This would have been good a few years ago, but let’s face it, almost everything they will aire on this segment wpuld have happened a few years ago. I can say for certain Allegiant’s maintenance is getting better, thanks to some upper management changes in the maintenance department and an ever growi...

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by cbphoto
Sat Mar 31, 2018 12:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Spirit Airlines Repaint Progress
Replies: 54
Views: 7443

Re: Spirit Airlines Repaint Progress

I believe Frontier might qualify for 3 distinct variations: A Whole New Animal, FRONTIER.COM, and the newest colors. Not completely distinctive but different enough to be, well, different... Agreed! And to expand on that, Allegiant technically has 3 different distinct variations as well. Their old,...

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by cbphoto
Mon Mar 26, 2018 11:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Great Lakes (ZK) suspends operations
Replies: 86
Views: 11428

Great Lakes (ZK) suspends operations

Just came through the wire that Great Lakes suspended operations today. Their website seems to confirm the news as well.

Never thought I would see the day the proverbial cockroach finally dies. Some will miss it, most wont for sure!

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by cbphoto
Fri Mar 16, 2018 4:50 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Does the Tailcone Emergency Exit On The MD-80 Still Operate With American Operators?
Replies: 27
Views: 4237

Re: Does the Tailcone Emergency Exit On The MD-80 Still Operate With American Operators?

Allegiant is a long shot with their shoddy maintenance. Care to substantiate this statement? From the top of my memory. A vauge memory of either a mini documentary or Airliners.Net forum on Allegiant's maintenance and the FAA. Also just the general discussion amongst some chaps on discord with it's...

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by cbphoto
Fri Mar 16, 2018 3:33 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Does the Tailcone Emergency Exit On The MD-80 Still Operate With American Operators?
Replies: 27
Views: 4237

Re: Does the Tailcone Emergency Exit On The MD-80 Still Operate With American Operators?

I’m not sure what you mean with using the emergency exit? The emergency exit and rear air stairs are really two separate devises when it comes to the MD-80. The emergency exit involves the tail cone being ejected from the main fuselage and an inflatable slide that is used for emergency egress. The r...

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by cbphoto
Sun Feb 25, 2018 12:37 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: G4 denies woman boarding due to dog.
Replies: 4
Views: 1763

Re: G4 denies woman boarding due to dog.

Why is this even news? If you don’t have the paperwork, you don’t get on? It would be like the news headlining a story, “Women misses flight she never had a ticket on.”

Must be a very slow news day. At least Allegiant rebooked her, though I don’t think they were obligated too.

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by cbphoto
Thu Jan 11, 2018 2:15 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What is next for Allegiant
Replies: 105
Views: 11633

Re: What is next for Allegiant

And after all that I can't find the early am departures any more? It appears the schedule has changed again. Anyone know what is going on? I wouldn’t be surprised if they uploaded the schedule wrong, and switched PM to AM. I see lots of 3 and 4 PM departures out of TYS and other places. No way woul...

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by cbphoto
Mon Jan 08, 2018 8:08 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What is next for Allegiant
Replies: 105
Views: 11633

Re: What is next for Allegiant

I feel like allegiant usually gets people home sooner then the legacies in weather issues. They simply fly a whole new flight a few hours later or the next day etc. The legacies are all so full load factor wise there is nowhere to rebook people. Days later is the norm for non elite legacy fliers in...

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by cbphoto
Sun Dec 17, 2017 9:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Power outage in ATL
Replies: 401
Views: 44852

Re: Power outage in ATL

With all the Mad dogs Delta has, I’m surprised they don’t just drop the rear air stairs and unload the passengers that way. Though once in the terminal, there would be nothing to do. Either way, it will take a while to clean up this mess.

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by cbphoto
Sat Dec 16, 2017 11:51 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Cargo & Passenger Pilots (Captain)
Replies: 22
Views: 2396

Re: Cargo & Passenger Pilots (Captain)

It used to be because of all the back side of the clock flying. The pilot unions brought the argument to the companies that cargo pilots lived shorter lives and had more health issues because of the back side of the clock flying.

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by cbphoto
Sat Dec 16, 2017 11:36 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Cargo & Passenger Pilots (Captain)
Replies: 22
Views: 2396

Re: Cargo & Passenger Pilots (Captain)

It does depend on the airline, however on average UPS and Fedex Captains will make more then passenger Captains. That being said, UPS and Fedex First Officers definitely make more then pax FOs on comparable types. Those numbers drop off though when it comes to ACMI cargo carries like Atlas and Kalit...

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by cbphoto
Wed Nov 29, 2017 12:23 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Gifts to crew members/purser upon boarding
Replies: 32
Views: 6035

Re: Gifts to crew members/purser upon boarding

Wow...this post went downhill fast. The general rule on giving crew gifts is that the gift is of a sealed nature. If it’s a box of chocolates, then make sure it’s sealed in its original packaging. It’s an extremely common gesture and one that has never really had any negative complications with it. ...

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by cbphoto
Mon Nov 13, 2017 8:44 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Allegiant ends Hawaii operations, retires the last two Boeing 757-200s
Replies: 12
Views: 4417

Re: Allegiant ends Hawaii operations, retires the last two Boeing 757-200s

How profitable? Must have been poor if they ceased all routes there. :-) Actually, it was much more profitable then your statement suggests. Hawaii actually did really well for Allegiant out of both LA and Vegas. It did way better then expected, which is part of the reason it lasted as long as it d...

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by cbphoto
Mon Nov 13, 2017 5:39 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Allegiant ends Hawaii operations, retires the last two Boeing 757-200s
Replies: 12
Views: 4417

Re: Allegiant ends Hawaii operations, retires the last two Boeing 757-200s

G4 has new build 320S models that could make Hawaii from the West Coast. As the poster above has said, G4 makes their money from vacation packages. The hotel and rental car companies are generally more expensive than in other sun destinations which proved difficult for them. 77H G4s new builds cann...

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by cbphoto
Mon Nov 13, 2017 5:37 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Allegiant ends Hawaii operations, retires the last two Boeing 757-200s
Replies: 12
Views: 4417

Re: Allegiant ends Hawaii operations, retires the last two Boeing 757-200s

How profitable? Must have been poor if they ceased all routes there. :-) Actually, it was much more profitable then your statement suggests. Hawaii actually did really well for Allegiant out of both LA and Vegas. It did way better then expected, which is part of the reason it lasted as long as it d...

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by cbphoto
Thu Nov 09, 2017 6:04 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta reported to be considering cities besides ATL/DTW/MSP/SEA for 747 farewell tour
Replies: 78
Views: 8595

Re: Delta reported to be considering cities besides ATL/DTW/MSP/SEA for 747 farewell tour

I have seen from a pretty reliable source, the last 747 flight is scheduled to be MSP-ATL as an employee only flight. Of course that is subject to change, but at the time, it seemed pretty concrete!

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by cbphoto
Wed Nov 01, 2017 11:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Is Allegiant Over Their Safety Woes?
Replies: 2
Views: 908

Re: Is Allegiant Over Their Safety Woes?

The pilots got a new contract (that they love) and it all went away overnight. Amazing how that happens. That’s actually not too far off basis, but it continued (including in the media) for a while after the new contract. A change in management at the maintenance level, a slowly evolving culture ch...

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by cbphoto
Sun Oct 29, 2017 3:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What's next for Allegiant? - discussion thread
Replies: 261
Views: 31338

Re: What's next for Allegiant?

I have a question for you guys that I have been seeing on FR24. Not sure if these are regular charter flights or possibly test flights for future announcements. (They did test flights to DAY before starting that airport.) All the Flight numbers were 4xxx (in the 4 thousands) They included PBI-BNA S...

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by cbphoto
Sun Oct 29, 2017 12:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What's next for Allegiant? - discussion thread
Replies: 261
Views: 31338

Re: What's next for Allegiant?

I was thinking college charters for most of these. Apple Vacations don't have anything out of IND by the way. What I find weird is the SFB-BNA one is flying really low at 20k feet and is taking a really weird route. AAY4503 probably was the Austin Peay State University football team returning from ...

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by cbphoto
Sun Oct 29, 2017 5:36 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What's next for Allegiant? - discussion thread
Replies: 261
Views: 31338

Re: What's next for Allegiant?

I have a question for you guys that I have been seeing on FR24. Not sure if these are regular charter flights or possibly test flights for future announcements. (They did test flights to DAY before starting that airport.) All the Flight numbers were 4xxx (in the 4 thousands) They included PBI-BNA S...

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by cbphoto
Sat Oct 28, 2017 3:52 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What's next for Allegiant? - discussion thread
Replies: 261
Views: 31338

Re: What's next for Allegiant?

Some insight on the 80 fleet retirement. Starting June 1st, 2018 LAS will be the next base to go to an all airbus fleet. That will take care of a lot of the summer operational headaches associated with the Vegas heat. That will leave SFB as the last 80 base for Allegiant. My guess is once the colleg...

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by cbphoto
Tue Oct 03, 2017 12:42 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LAS Ground Stop
Replies: 27
Views: 6339

Re: LAS Ground Stop

Allegiant is offering free flights into Vegas for family members of those shot, as much as we like to bash Allegiant on here, bravo to them for stepping up so quickly for there home town. Company employees got the memo early this morning about offering flights to those affected for free. They were ...

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by cbphoto
Wed Sep 27, 2017 6:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Relief Flights to/from SJU
Replies: 13
Views: 2338

Re: Relief Flights to/from SJU

Allegiant also ran a Red Cross charter yesterday from ATL to SJU on an A320. It’s good to see all these Airlines pitching in and helping a large community in desperate need of help!

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by cbphoto
Thu Aug 24, 2017 4:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Allegiant announces two new routes
Replies: 2
Views: 2154

Allegiant announces two new routes

Announced in a company wide email!

Las Vegas, NV to Louisville, KY begins November 16, 2017.

Also Austin, TX to Columbus, OH begins February 18th, 2018.

Service will be 5 days a week!

The route map at Allegiant continues to grow at quite the pace.

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by cbphoto
Sun Aug 13, 2017 10:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What's next for Allegiant? - discussion thread
Replies: 261
Views: 31338

Re: What's next for Allegiant?

Additionally AVL and ROA until September. Uhh you mean AVL and MYR? Allegiant does not have any sort of base in ROA. Also, AVL and MYR will be MD bases until November, when MYR will close for the season and the 2 Airbus that are based in Destin will be moved up to AVL. Once that is complete. SFB an...

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by cbphoto
Sun Aug 13, 2017 4:08 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What's next for Allegiant? - discussion thread
Replies: 261
Views: 31338

Re: What's next for Allegiant?

What cities are currently MD-80 bases? It was mentioned that LAS and SFB will be the last and all MD-80 flying is being consolidated to those two cities. Just curious what cities are still MD bases other than Vegas or Orlando at this time? Additionally AVL and ROA until September. Uhh you mean AVL ...

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by cbphoto
Tue Jul 25, 2017 8:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air India (A320) crew forgets to retract landing gear, does emergency landing
Replies: 55
Views: 20409

Re: Air India (A320) crew forgets to retract landing gear, does emergency landing

You don't fire the pilots if the rampers left the LG pins in. Well..the pilots do a walk around and in the end the PIC is ultimately responsible for airplane. It absolutly is the pilots fault for not catching the gear pins were left in during their preflight inspection. That's a big item you look a...

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by cbphoto
Thu Jun 29, 2017 2:11 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Allegiant 9887
Replies: 4
Views: 2567

Re: Allegiant 9887

Yes, it returned back to YNG due to a maintenance issue. I did not hear about the PSC flight that lost an APU. That will be an interesting read if they release the info on that! EDIT: it wasn't the APU that fell, it was one of the APU non Ram air doors that fell of. Still a big issue, but much less ...

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by cbphoto
Tue Jun 20, 2017 4:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What's going on at PIE? (St. Pete-Clearwater)
Replies: 17
Views: 2346

Re: What's going on at PIE? (St. Pete-Clearwater)

I had heard rumors that once UPSs lease was up, they were going to move to a different location on the field and the terminal was going to be expanded, with more gates/parking pads. I wonder if that is still in the works or not? Either way, PIE could use some expansion, it gets pretty busy during th...

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by cbphoto
Tue Jun 20, 2017 6:55 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Allegiant announces 3 new cities and 28 new routes
Replies: 47
Views: 9711

Allegiant Air Route announcement 06/20

Allegiant Air is planning to announce new routes today (06/20). An internal email circulated that one of the routes would now consist of flight crew layovers, which would indicate a longer segment route. With the exception of HNL, Allegiant doesn't operate its schedule with crew overnights. Some rum...

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by cbphoto
Mon May 29, 2017 1:23 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: N2331U ship number?
Replies: 2
Views: 444

Re: N2331U ship number?

Good to know! Thank you for the info!!!

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by cbphoto
Sun May 28, 2017 10:26 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: N2331U ship number?
Replies: 2
Views: 444

N2331U ship number?

Hey guys,
So I am doing a review of Uniteds new 777-300ER and I am curious, what is the ship number of N2331U, the first 777-300 for UAL? Specifically, the number right by the aft emergency exit doors? One model has 2331 and the other has 031. Which would be the correct?

Thanks!!

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by cbphoto
Wed May 17, 2017 6:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: More problems for Great Lakes
Replies: 29
Views: 5807

Re: More problems for Great Lakes

Word on the street is ZK was taken over by the bank with all management let go. Anyone have info? I do know a lot of senior management was let go, and most non essential employee positions were either consolidated, or terminated. Also, with the exception to crew members, all staff are apperently ge...

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by cbphoto
Tue Mar 28, 2017 5:16 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UofM Basketball team plane off runway @YIP
Replies: 140
Views: 16520

Re: UofM Basketball team plane off runway @YIP

This is an issue with the MD80 aircraft and I know of a few incidents due to this exact issue. For one, I can tell you it would be near impossible to spot on a walk around, as it is common on the 80 to see the elevators in different positions depending on what the wind is doing. It's also so high up...

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by cbphoto
Wed Mar 22, 2017 9:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Norwegian is hiring for pilot jobs
Replies: 168
Views: 21896

Re: Norwegian is hiring for pilot jobs

What a load of rubbish has been posted in this thread. Anyone who thinks an airline wouldn't hire a pilot simply because he or she has previously worked for Norwegian has completely lost the plot. Get a grip. No, that's exactly what's going to happen in the US. These guys working for Norwegian are ...

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by cbphoto
Fri Mar 10, 2017 6:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What's next for Denver Intl Airport
Replies: 185
Views: 28771

Re: What's next for Denver Intl Airport

seatback wrote:
I just saw on Wikipedia that Allegiant is starting DEN-CVG in June. Not sure how reliable this is, but interesting.


It's true, was announced a few days ago!

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by cbphoto
Sat Feb 18, 2017 7:36 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: G4 targeting 2018 for International Flights
Replies: 20
Views: 3788

Re: G4 targeting 2018 for International Flights

2018 is when the first Airbus series aircraft are scheduled to start being based in LAS, so the timeline fits the story. G4 has never really been a connecting type of airline, however I could see the possibility of doing redeye turns to Mexico, leaving LAS late in the evening and returning early in ...

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by cbphoto
Mon Dec 19, 2016 3:10 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Another Damning Allegiant Safety Article
Replies: 28
Views: 4104

Re: Another Damning Allegiant Safety Article

I'm always amused that the TBT keeps referring to "the tail compartment". There's no such thing. I generally can't stand these articles, most of it is old news that they keep beating to death in new articles. But in this case, the MD-80 actually does have a tail compartment, it's the spac...

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by cbphoto
Fri Sep 23, 2016 6:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Is G4 interested in larger airports?
Replies: 31
Views: 3558

Re: Is G4 interested in larger airports?

G4 is starting DEN-MTJ in December. Why go with DEN, surely there are better options than DEN that would yield better traffic and results for G4? MTJ in conjunction with Telluride has offered subsidies in the past to G4 and other airlines to boost ski traffic. My guess, is the subsidy had something...

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