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by sw733
Fri Jul 13, 2018 3:24 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: The left hates fun
Replies: 35
Views: 1005

Re: The left hates fun

Chicken wings are sexist or something. https://www.thecollegefix.com/post/46667/ I almost never come to Non-Av so I have never heard of you before, but holy cow you're annoying. The left hates fun: http://www.airliners.net/forum/viewtopic.php?p=20554743#p20554743 My statement doesn't prove that I a...

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by sw733
Fri Jul 13, 2018 2:56 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: The left hates fun
Replies: 35
Views: 1005

Re: The left hates fun

https://www.thecollegefix.com/post/46667/


I almost never come to Non-Av so I have never heard of you before, but holy cow you're annoying.
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VTKillarney wrote:
Chicken wings are sexist or something.

https://www.thecollegefix.com/post/46667/


I almost never come to Non-Av so I have never heard of you before, but holy cow you're annoying.

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by sw733
Thu Jul 12, 2018 9:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: NK adds yet more International: EWR-SDQ + more
Replies: 17
Views: 2246

Re: NK adds yet more International: EWR-SDQ + more

BWIAirport wrote:
Oof, both those legs of EWR-SDQ are redeyes, at pretty tough hours

Doubtful it will be an issue for this fare-sensitive market. Definitely not doing to see many traditional business folks or tourists on that flight...most likely it will be almost exclusively VFR traffic.

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by sw733
Thu Jul 12, 2018 9:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Should OAK be renamed for Amelia Earhart?
Replies: 39
Views: 3420

Re: Naming OAK after Amelia Earhart

airtrantpa wrote:
jterlick wrote:
I think with the Oakland area being at the forefront of civil rights activism, Bessie Coleman would be a great fit for the airport.


The service road around TPA is named after Bessie Coleman.

Bessie Coleman Drive at ORD too

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by sw733
Wed Jul 11, 2018 10:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Help Identifying ERJ at BUD on 9 July, 2018
Replies: 3
Views: 312

Re: Help Identifying ERJ at BUD on 9 July, 2018

Looks an awful lot like this one, which is definitely not commercial, belonging to Enhance Aero Group

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by sw733
Mon Jul 09, 2018 8:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Couple in hot water over "Stupid" stunt at SXM
Replies: 44
Views: 8925

Re: Couple in hot water over "Stupid" stunt at SXM

BalkanBoy wrote:
Serious question, how did this risk other people's lives? I can't imagine her feet taking down a plane.


In theory she could get hit or blown in to someone else nearby.

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by sw733
Thu Jun 21, 2018 12:42 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA - no to ICE to transporting detained child migrants
Replies: 79
Views: 9130

Re: AA - no to ICE to transporting detained child migrants

727200 wrote:
All the airlines have no business getting involved in a political issue, and if a solitary employee did they would be shown the door. Such hypocrites on corporate side to even mention this.

I’m happy to see them take a stand. If I don’t like it, I won’t fly them.

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by sw733
Fri Jun 15, 2018 4:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Passenger films runway excursion
Replies: 20
Views: 7299

Re: Passenger films runway excursion

Wow very interesting video. Definitely must have been a bit scary for all onboard. I wonder what caused it - hydroplaning perhaps?

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by sw733
Wed Jun 13, 2018 11:56 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Britains First Sharia Airline
Replies: 121
Views: 16770

Re: Britains First Sharia Airline

I can't get over the "Halal Richard Branson" nickname. Hilarious. I'm sorry but you don't laugh when Amikam Cohen called himself the "Kosher Richard Branson". That's racist. :rotfl: :rotfl: Never heard of this person, but if true, it's equally hilarious. "Halal Richard Bran...

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by sw733
Tue Jun 12, 2018 7:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Britains First Sharia Airline
Replies: 121
Views: 16770

Re: Britains First Sharia Airline

I can't get over the "Halal Richard Branson" nickname. Hilarious.

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by sw733
Mon Jun 04, 2018 9:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Report Released on Westjet Near Water Impact at SXM
Replies: 51
Views: 7142

Re: Westjet Near Water Impact in Sint Maarten

litz wrote:
"The crew initiated a missed approach 0.30 nautical miles from the runway threshold at an altitude of 40 feet above water."

yowzers


That's truly frightening.

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by sw733
Mon Jun 04, 2018 3:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: OAG Changes 6/3/2018:AA Adds DFW-BUF/DRT/ILM/SRQ,MIA-GSP/TYS;DL LAS-CDG for CES
Replies: 78
Views: 10079

Re: OAG Changes 6/3/2018:AA Adds DFW-BUF/DRT/ILM/SRQ,MIA-GSP/TYS;DL LAS-CDG for CES

MCI-MIA is very interesting...that was a route that had nothing up until a few years ago and now AA is doing twice daily (not counting the WN non-stop to FLL) I know they started it with a 738 and then bumped it down to an ERJ, I'm assuming the new flight is an ERJ too? Glad to see they were able t...

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by sw733
Thu May 31, 2018 7:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest makes emergency landing after passenger smokes joint
Replies: 48
Views: 4402

Re: Southwest makes emergency landing after passenger smokes joint

The article says only 32 remaining passengers on the plane! That is crazy!! I've never seen a WN flight less than 100 passengers in probably 30-40 WN flights in my life. Sounds like a route that might need an adjustment. You win some, you lose some. I was on a WN flight late last year with 14 peopl...

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by sw733
Fri May 25, 2018 8:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: FI begins inaugural service to MCI today
Replies: 54
Views: 5615

Re: FI begins inaugural service to MCI today

I'll be on the inaugural MCI-KEF tomorrow, can't wait. I'll do my best to do a trip report, but no promises.

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by sw733
Wed May 23, 2018 8:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA ends another African destination - June 2018
Replies: 57
Views: 10863

Re: BA ends another African destination - June 2018

They're reinstating LHR-RAK though. But RAK isn't a new destination for BA as they also fly LGW to RAK! The loss of yet another African destination for British Airways, the network on the continent diminishes every year which is a shame really considering how many countries and destinations that th...

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by sw733
Mon May 21, 2018 12:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Heathrow reveals quietest airlines
Replies: 53
Views: 12943

Re: Heathrow reveals quietest airlines

Who cares? If you don't like airport noise move. I can bet a lot of money 99% of the people living near there are younger than the airport and knew of the approach/departure paths before buying their house. I would say there's an importance of both sides - yes, Heathrow was probably there before ma...

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by sw733
Fri May 18, 2018 9:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Man punches deaf pregnant woman and service dog on F9 flight at MCO
Replies: 63
Views: 9560

Re: Man punches deaf pregnant woman and service dog on F9 flight at MCO

jetwet1 wrote:
Humans suck

The vast majority of humans are great, but they don't make the news

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by sw733
Fri May 18, 2018 5:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: CU972 operated by Global Air down near HAV
Replies: 460
Views: 73149

Re: Plane down near HAV

BBC now saying it was a 737. COPA also had a 737 departure around the same time, and has a livery more similar to Cubana than AA's. Perhaps that was it?

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by sw733
Fri May 18, 2018 5:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: CU972 operated by Global Air down near HAV
Replies: 460
Views: 73149

Re: Plane down near HAV

D L X wrote:
FYI - AA's webpage says AA1334 is awaiting takeoff at the time that I write this.

Flightaware is saying this too. Could be that they can't take off because of the accident or that they were the accident. It is a 738 flight, so that woudl explain the 737 thoughts.

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by sw733
Fri May 18, 2018 5:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: CU972 operated by Global Air down near HAV
Replies: 460
Views: 73149

Re: Plane down near HAV

geardown wrote:
CNN says the plane was going to GCM (Guyana). Could it be Cayman Airways flight KX833 ?


I'm confused, are they saying it's going to Grand Cayman or Guyana?

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by sw733
Wed May 02, 2018 6:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: British Airways LHR-SJC cancelled flights !
Replies: 59
Views: 10999

Re: British Airways LHR-SJC cancelled flights !

Loads have been averaging in the low ~70% which is better than LH has been doing by about ~10%. They seem to be performing best out of all the long haul international carriers at SJC (along with ANA) so I would be surprised if they were at risk. The Lufthansa flights are only averaging 10% load ? T...

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by sw733
Fri Apr 27, 2018 2:14 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: The Public's View on Flight Attendants
Replies: 79
Views: 7902

Re: The Public's View on Flight Attendants

Economy on the other hand... no . They don’t have to go above and beyond completing the normal services while maintaining safety and security. Btw, why are people so preoccupied making threads regarding FAs? So the lesson seems to be that passengers should just barge into the galley area and pour t...

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by sw733
Fri Apr 27, 2018 2:12 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: The Public's View on Flight Attendants
Replies: 79
Views: 7902

Re: The Public's View on Flight Attendants

I’m just a regular guy who flies coach nearly all the time. I don’t ask for anything and don’t expect the FAs to do anything for me except perhaps smile a bit more. I have on occasion flown business/first class on US domestic and notice that, not surprisingly, the level of attention from the FAs is...

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by sw733
Fri Apr 27, 2018 2:04 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: The Public's View on Flight Attendants
Replies: 79
Views: 7902

Re: The Public's View on Flight Attendants

FAs are not there for your service! The whole role is about being there for your safety and security. That means, they are not there to help you stow away your bag, they are not there to get you a drink when you push the call bell. Stop being so lazy and get off your backside and get the drink your...

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by sw733
Fri Apr 27, 2018 2:02 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: The Public's View on Flight Attendants
Replies: 79
Views: 7902

Re: The Public's View on Flight Attendants

I definitely think the public needs a better understand of their importance, but I also think it's understandable that they see them primarily as a service, not a safety thing. Generally, if you see a police officer or firefighter or paramedic, it's because something bad happened...as great as it is...

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by sw733
Thu Apr 26, 2018 6:58 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Poll: Your First Class Meal Choice (2 choices)
Replies: 15
Views: 857

Re: Poll: Your First Class Meal Choice (2 choices)

By "salad" do you mean the mayo-based kind of salad? If so, I'll pass.

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by sw733
Wed Apr 25, 2018 4:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Woman Dies on Alaska Airlines Flight 478 from Seattle to Kansas City
Replies: 31
Views: 6482

Re: Woman Dies on Alaska Airlines Flight 478 from Seattle to Kansas City

My one medical diversion was on this route with this airline a few years ago. I can't give the Alaska crew enough credit for how they handled the situation on my flight, and I imagine they did the absolute best they could on this one. Never an easy task and I'm sure it will stick with them for the r...

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by sw733
Tue Apr 24, 2018 3:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: US Spring Holiday Passenger Leaders: LAX, JFK, ORD
Replies: 7
Views: 897

Re: US Spring Holiday Passenger Leaders: LAX, JFK, ORD

So the three largest cities in the country have the three largest numbers of passengers...

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by sw733
Fri Apr 20, 2018 2:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: CRJ Loses Wheel After Takeoff Behind SWA1380
Replies: 50
Views: 10880

Re: CRJ Loses Wheel After Takeoff Behind SWA1380

What is the connection with WN1380 though? Could something have happened with the 737's engine at LGA such as debris flying off to cause the CRJ to lose a wheel? Absolutely - debris from one aircraft can cause damage (sometimes significant) on an aircraft departing (or landing) after it. Concorde i...

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by sw733
Fri Apr 20, 2018 1:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: CRJ Loses Wheel After Takeoff Behind SWA1380
Replies: 50
Views: 10880

Re: CRJ Loses Wheel After Takeoff Behind SWA1380

Spacepope wrote:
GalaxyFlyer wrote:
How’d they know the wheel came off? The only indication was the ANTISKID-INOP posting on the EICAS.

GF

My guess would be by someone seeing the big wheel bouncing happily down the runway....


This made me laugh out loud, thanks

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by sw733
Tue Apr 17, 2018 8:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WN 1380 LGA-DAL emergency landing at PHL, 1 fatality
Replies: 720
Views: 118109

Re: WN 1380 LGA-DAL emergency landing at PHL

You would assume the communicator is the PNF, and that the captain would be flying, but in an emergency like this, it's not entirely-clear how the captain chose to divide up the duties. The other pilot sounds younger and a bit more tentative than the female, who is very authoritative and just sound...

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by sw733
Tue Apr 17, 2018 5:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest flight 3461 April 15: "Passengers Cry, Scream in Southwest Airlines Landing"
Replies: 76
Views: 13541

Re: "Passengers Cry, Scream in Southwest Airlines Landing"

Not funny. I lived through a plane crash about 6 years ago and lost two of my friends in the process. I've had panic attacks on planes since then, though I've gotten much, much better over the years with therapy and regular flying. Though for me, I panic silently. But it's not funny, it's real, and...

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by sw733
Tue Apr 17, 2018 4:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WN 1380 LGA-DAL emergency landing at PHL, 1 fatality
Replies: 720
Views: 118109

Re: WN emergency landing at PHL

One report I see says shrapnel entered the aircraft and injured at least one passenger. Yikes.

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by sw733
Mon Apr 16, 2018 12:33 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Sun Country (SY) strands hundreds of passengers in Mexico and tells them to find their own way home
Replies: 214
Views: 21372

Re: Sun Country (SY) strands hundreds of passengers in Mexico and tells them to find their own way home

Airports ike ORD and SBN were open and the flight could have easily been diverted to a close airport to MSP. I personally am in disagreement with this. Diverting back to origin makes more sense to me. At least then you have some people who are home. Divert to somewhere that isn't the origin or the ...

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by sw733
Fri Apr 13, 2018 7:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 60 Minutes to skewer Allegiant Air this Sunday
Replies: 177
Views: 30702

Re: 60 Minutes to skewer Allegiant Air this Sunday

Aren't they late to the party? Amazing how much more quiet it is concerning Allegiant since the pilots got a new contract. Hell, look at how quiet it's been here on A-Net since labor peace was reached. When us their expose on the sexual exploits of one of their own, Mr. Rose Well, their fleet age i...

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by sw733
Wed Apr 11, 2018 3:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: China Airlines announces TPE-ONT service
Replies: 301
Views: 39471

Re: China Airlines announces TPE-ONT service

B747forever wrote:
Does anyone know what the departure boards at TPE say? Is it Los Angeles/Ontario, Los Angeles or just Ontario?

TPE website just lists it as Ontario on their flight status page, so I'd assume airport monitors say the same.

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by sw733
Wed Apr 11, 2018 1:01 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Algerian Military Il-76 Down Near Algiers
Replies: 29
Views: 5341

Re: Algerian Military Il-76 Down Near Algiers

I know that IL-76s have been known to carry a LOT of people, but I can't imagine what it's like to have 257 people inside one of those things. RIP.

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by sw733
Sat Apr 07, 2018 3:05 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Europe to Africa discussion
Replies: 73
Views: 6212

Re: Europe to Africa discussion

Does TK count as a European airline? I believe they fly to Comoros and Somalia. I didn't count them as a European carrier, I classed them as one of the ME3+1... prepare for the debate of whether TK is European or not :white: That's pretty retarded. Just because IST is on the eastern fringe of Europ...

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by sw733
Thu Mar 29, 2018 3:14 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Norwegian strands passengers at LGW for 24 hours
Replies: 38
Views: 4879

Re: NOrwegian strands passengers at LGW for 24 hours

Norwegian is in the news for stranding customers at LGW for 24 hours. The last thing they need is more operational meltdowns. And apparently first aid is a premium service according to a passenger that had cut his finger. 'When I asked if they had a first aid kit with gauze in it, I was told that t...

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by sw733
Thu Mar 29, 2018 3:13 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Norwegian strands passengers at LGW for 24 hours
Replies: 38
Views: 4879

Re: Norwegian strands passengers at LGW for 24 hours

If you buy cheap.....that’s why I don’t fly these shitty airlines like ryanair, transavia,vueling.....I don’t mean any offense but thats my opinion I've flown all three of those airlines and had no issues - 4x flights on Ryanair, 2x on Transavia, 1x on Vueling. Flew Virgin Atlantic once and had a t...

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by sw733
Sun Mar 18, 2018 4:50 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA 997 DFW-EZE diverts due to PTY due to drunk passenger
Replies: 57
Views: 6700

Re: AA 997 DFW-EZE diverts due to PTY due to drunk passenger

The strong reason is that people enjoy it, no? The same reason we have IFE. poor comparison. a high % of aircraft have no IFE. IFE doesn't play a role in notable pax conflict. lots of other transportation seem to be fully acceptable without the sale and promotion of alcohol. it isn't necessary. And...

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by sw733
Thu Mar 15, 2018 9:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates Flight Attendant Jumps From Aircraft in Apparent Suicide Attempt
Replies: 67
Views: 19962

Re: Emirates Flight Attendant Jumps From Aircraft in Apparent Suicide Attempt

Did she really think that fall was gonna kill her ?? The Uganda hospital finished the job .. but still ... its not that big a drop to the ramp out of a 777 door. At best she was gonna just get really hurt. 5m/16ft drop, possibly head first, on to solid concrete. Let me know how that feels when you ...

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by sw733
Wed Mar 14, 2018 7:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ethiopian Airlines at 95% flight loads to Toronto
Replies: 13
Views: 3706

Re: Ethiopian Airlines at 95% flight loads to Toronto

Can someone explain where this is coming from? Why is there such a huge demand to travel to Ethiopia of all places? They are starting ORD as well. A couple of things: 1) Business ties to Ethiopia are growing as the Ethiopian economy continues to grow 2) There are a good number of Ethiopians around ...

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by sw733
Wed Mar 14, 2018 7:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 2 AA MD80s Back to Back at MKE 14March
Replies: 6
Views: 1662

Re: 2 AA MD80s Back to Back at MKE 14March

I just flew on an AA S-80 to MKE on Sunday. That poor plane's interior has been completely neglected, completely filthy carpets, walls, torn seats, etc. They've been that way for several years now, unfortunately. Even as an AA EXP, I do my damndest to avoid those things...the maintenance delays are...

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by sw733
Wed Mar 14, 2018 7:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA's newest gaffe: flew dog to NRT instead of MCI
Replies: 81
Views: 8304

Re: UA's newest gaffe: flew dog to NRT instead of MCI

BC77008 wrote:
sw733 wrote:
Noise wrote:

We'll see if people have the same opinion when it's human remains


If I was human remains I would be thrilled to be flown all over the globe one last time!


Hey, it would make no difference to me ;)

I'm sure my family wouldn't be thrilled, though.

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by sw733
Wed Mar 14, 2018 6:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA's newest gaffe: flew dog to NRT instead of MCI
Replies: 81
Views: 8304

Re: UA's newest gaffe: flew dog to NRT instead of MCI

Noise wrote:
Like any other item of cargo, this happens sometimes.


We'll see if people have the same opinion when it's human remains

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by sw733
Mon Mar 12, 2018 9:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 2018 NCAA Tournament Charters
Replies: 118
Views: 8497

Re: 2018 NCAA Tournament Charters

To answer the yearly question: no, schools don't pay for the flights themselves.

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by sw733
Mon Mar 12, 2018 1:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Reports of crash in Kathmandu, Nepal
Replies: 101
Views: 26771

Re: Reports of crash in Kathmandu, Nepal

eisenbach wrote:
If that ATC transscript of LiveATC.net is true .... that's just unbelievable!

Wow. Just...wow. Truly ridiculous on both sides of the conversation.

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by sw733
Wed Mar 07, 2018 2:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Southwest unveils new Louisiana One livery
Replies: 61
Views: 8634

Re: Fun special SWA annnoumemt tommrow 12:30pm east coast time

I'm surprised there hasn't been one given how long they've been at MSY They've been at OKC and TUL almost as long, and have ~600 people at a call center there. Still no Oklahoma One Every time I look at the WN route map it always surprises me how much service they have at both airports - especially...

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