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by DiamondFlyer
Tue Jul 25, 2017 4:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Horizon Air scheduling havoc will continue into the fall
Replies: 51
Views: 4535

Re: Horizon Air scheduling havoc will continue into the fall

Or they could stop playing games and just increase pay and quality of life to make it a job people want to take. But that's a foreign concept to the union busting types that seem to live on this forum these days. According to everyone here there is a (looming?) pilot shortage. That means airlines a...

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by DiamondFlyer
Tue Jul 25, 2017 4:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Horizon Air scheduling havoc will continue into the fall
Replies: 51
Views: 4535

Re: Horizon Air scheduling havoc will continue into the fall

What "major international airline" is still flying Q300s? Air Canada and Qantas immediately come to mind. Since they referenced "overseas" I believe in the article, I'm guessing QantasLink would be a good guess. Generally this is taken care of by a contract that has the airline ...

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by DiamondFlyer
Tue Jul 25, 2017 2:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Horizon Air scheduling havoc will continue into the fall
Replies: 51
Views: 4535

Re: Horizon Air scheduling havoc will continue into the fall

I wonder how they will keep the pilots from taking their hours and heading to B6? LOL Generally this is taken care of by a contract that has the airline cover the costs as a "loan" to the pilot, and the pilot has to stay employed for X number of years, or else pay back the costs. Ah yes, ...

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by DiamondFlyer
Sun Jul 23, 2017 4:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: US airline hub closures
Replies: 116
Views: 13745

Re: US airline hub closures

CVG is gone! Really no need talking about it but yes, it was redundant after the NW merger thus it was downgraded to the demise of Comair. Concourse C was a purpose built facility for Comair/Delta and CRJ's and sits idle today. Unless an airline such as DH comes around again the building will most ...

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by DiamondFlyer
Fri Jul 21, 2017 7:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Anyone know anything about "Aeronaves TSM", the world's largest DC9 Operator?
Replies: 5
Views: 1154

Re: Anyone know anything about "Aeronaves TSM", the world's largest DC9 Operator?

They partner with USAJet in brokering a lot of automotive charter work as well.

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by DiamondFlyer
Thu Jul 20, 2017 1:49 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA Flight Attendant has 30 Bullets Seized in Japan
Replies: 12
Views: 3094

Re: AA Flight Attendant has 30 Bullets Seized in Japan

Boeing778X wrote:
You watch. These numbnuts are going to ruin KCM privileges for all of us!


It's almost always FA's. Time to remove them from the program?

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by DiamondFlyer
Wed Jul 19, 2017 12:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Connection Dash 8 question
Replies: 8
Views: 1791

Re: Delta Connection Dash 8 question

First day of scheduled flights for Freedom Airlines DHC-8 was in late 2005. I don't exactly remember how long the DHC-8s lasted, but my guess would be 2 or 3 years. They were solely based at JFK. If I remember correctly, after the DHC-8 flights, Freedom switched to few ERJ-145. Then upgraded to CRJ...

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by DiamondFlyer
Wed Jul 19, 2017 1:54 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Most senior employee in industry celebrates 75 years
Replies: 28
Views: 5130

Re: Most senior employee in industry celebrates 75 years

Why would he keep working until he is in his 90s? He loves his job, I get that, but what about his pension? Presumably, if he is still working, he is still contributing towards it? If so, when exactly is he planning on taking it (and spending it!)? Pension? What pension? He mostly likely doesn't ha...

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by DiamondFlyer
Fri Jul 14, 2017 11:29 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Dozens of American Airlines pilots face demotion, pay cut after losing contract dispute
Replies: 47
Views: 10220

Re: Dozens of American Airlines pilots face demotion, pay cut after losing contract dispute

Sorry for the dumb question from across the pond - but would Captains demoted to F/O not seek employment as direct-entry Captains elsewhere in times of airlines having difficulties hiring flight deck crew? No airlines in the US hire direct entry captains, outside of a few regionals which are terrib...

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by DiamondFlyer
Wed Jul 12, 2017 1:42 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Ivanka Trump, Acting President
Replies: 135
Views: 2845

Re: Ivanka Trump, Acting President

Hillary won the popular vote by nearly 3,000,000 but don't let facts get in the way. And, now with the whole regime being implicated in colluding with and committing treason with Russia, why is it such a great honor to defend this band of misfits? Because Hillary should have been in prison before e...

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by DiamondFlyer
Tue Jul 11, 2017 11:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: How Big An Impact Could A 787F Have On FedEx?
Replies: 19
Views: 3632

Re: How Big An Impact Could A 787F Have On FedEx?

I think the next big thing that FX is going to do, is a smaller type. I'd look for them to pick up a bunch of 738F as the 738's are replaced by the Max in the passenger world.

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by DiamondFlyer
Tue Jul 11, 2017 6:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Passengers get up from flight during Fallen Hero Escort
Replies: 83
Views: 15399

Re: Passengers get up from flight during Fallen Hero Escort

Considering most passengers have to be asked multiple times to just stow their carry on luggage, this isn't surprising to me at all. Disappointing, but not surprising. The number of people in this country that simply don't give a crap beyond themselves is reaching toxic levels.

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by DiamondFlyer
Mon Jul 10, 2017 4:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The boss of Qatar Airways ridicules American carriers for their aged flight attendants
Replies: 193
Views: 22893

Re: The boss of Qatar Airways ridicules American carriers for their aged flight attendants

ILNFlyer wrote:
Apparently in some countries they allow age discrimination in their hiring practices.


And in the case of these comments, not only do they allow age discrimination, they hugely subsidize unprofitable businesses, with no expectation of ever having a profitable company.

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by DiamondFlyer
Sun Jul 09, 2017 2:15 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: APU vs GPU
Replies: 8
Views: 1823

Re: APU vs GPU

I work at an airline that has a specific hub that gives all kinds of problems in terms of certain gates with bad ground power causing all sorts of electrical gremlins. Granted, my specific airplane, we generally always takeoff and land with the APU on as well, for both power and cooling in the cabin...

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by DiamondFlyer
Sat Jul 08, 2017 10:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Is protected US domestic market really unique?
Replies: 56
Views: 4115

Re: Is protected US domestic market really unique?

In my opinion, it would be beneficial if policy would allow foreign crews to fly on US flights much like the cruise industry does. Because, as everyone has pointed out, myself, and nearly every other ALPA member would walk off the job tomorrow. You want to see this country grind to a halt? Wait unt...

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by DiamondFlyer
Tue Jul 04, 2017 6:16 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: NRA: A Call To Civil War?
Replies: 64
Views: 2206

Re: NRA: A Call To Civil War?

This whole "both sides do it so neither side is clean" is total and utter B. S. Look at which party is funded by and scratches the back of the NRA. And, then, when someone does get shot for no good reason, we hear "if 'liberals' had their way..." or "it was a 'liberal' who ...

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by DiamondFlyer
Tue Jul 04, 2017 1:23 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Curious if I could become a pilot...
Replies: 39
Views: 1863

Re: Curious if I could become a pilot...

I said 4-6 years as that would be a college course, line training with an airline, etc. Honestly, one is better off getting the ratings, getting to being a CFI, and doing college on the side as they CFI and work at a regional. Try flying for a regional carrier and going to college, good luck! I kno...

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by DiamondFlyer
Tue Jul 04, 2017 2:40 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Curious if I could become a pilot...
Replies: 39
Views: 1863

Re: Curious if I could become a pilot...

Any 121 carrier in the US that you start out at, certainly you could. Meaning regionals. People don't start at DL/UA/AA. the previous poster said 4-6 yrs so obviously no one "starts out" at the big boys and since you didn't mention regionals and I didn't think about regionals I guess ther...

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by DiamondFlyer
Mon Jul 03, 2017 1:34 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Another Deadly Shooting in a Work Place
Replies: 26
Views: 874

Re: ANOTHER DEADLY SHOOTING IN A WORK PLACE

Why would you use a weapon with fairly poor accuracy over distance for hunting or target shooting? I'm happy that you've never killed anyone with yours. Have you purchased a slidefire kit for yours 900 rpm looks like fun. Fairly poor accuracy? That just shows me how little you know. My match gun wa...

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by DiamondFlyer
Sun Jul 02, 2017 9:41 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Curious if I could become a pilot...
Replies: 39
Views: 1863

Re: Curious if I could become a pilot...

yes I know some carriers do take new pilots and bring them up in their co. just talking about the norm. for the carrier i was with it won't happen. I take your point but "the norm" is shifting due to the cost of pilot training rising dramatically in the past 25 years. An hour in a light p...

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by DiamondFlyer
Sat Jul 01, 2017 7:39 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Curious if I could become a pilot...
Replies: 39
Views: 1863

Re: Curious if I could become a pilot...

For the too old part of the question, no not at all. Pilots have to retire at 65 and it would take 4-6 years of study. So no, you are not too old. I recommend you look into it. It is the best and most rewarding job in the world. 4-6 years? You could go from nothing to 121 air carrier in about 2.5 y...

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by DiamondFlyer
Sat Jul 01, 2017 6:11 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Curious if I could become a pilot...
Replies: 39
Views: 1863

Re: Curious if I could become a pilot...

For the too old part of the question, no not at all. Pilots have to retire at 65 and it would take 4-6 years of study. So no, you are not too old. I recommend you look into it. It is the best and most rewarding job in the world. 4-6 years? You could go from nothing to 121 air carrier in about 2.5 y...

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by DiamondFlyer
Thu Jun 29, 2017 1:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: MRJ - Flight Test & Production Part 1
Replies: 186
Views: 35271

Re: MRJ - Flight Test & Production Part 1

There's a couple of oddities I noticed with the MRJ at PAS, do any other aircraft have these? What would the advantages be? http://fs5.directupload.net/images/170625/temp/oet5vuh2.jpg The flaps come with this extension under the fuselage. I'd assume it works like a winglet/wingtip fence for the fla...

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by DiamondFlyer
Wed Jun 28, 2017 11:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta retires first MD 90
Replies: 63
Views: 17310

Re: Delta retires first MD 90

Everyone keeps thinking about the operating cost of the McDonnell Douglas planes, but what about their cost to the DL brand? While similarly aged (or even older) A319s, A320s, 737s and 757s have been - or soon will be - refurbished to offer everything from AVOD to mood lighting, a fleet of nearly 2...

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by DiamondFlyer
Tue Jun 27, 2017 10:47 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Engineers Involvement During Pushback
Replies: 78
Views: 3307

Re: Engineers Involvement During Pushback

Diamondflyer, hello: When Mx is found on MEL, as You know, Mx will have to perform some action and or checks, stablished by authority as a way to be sure that inop item will not affect other items/systems and that redundants systems are performing properly, i.e.a/c maintenance actions to warranty s...

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by DiamondFlyer
Tue Jun 27, 2017 7:02 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Engineers Involvement During Pushback
Replies: 78
Views: 3307

Re: Engineers Involvement During Pushback

There have been many times where I've had a problem with an aircraft after push back only to complete the MEL procedures and do a flight crew deferral without having to get a line mechanic involved. Just a ACARS messaging or ARINC phone patch to MOC, talk with the mechanics there, we follow the pro...

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by DiamondFlyer
Tue Jun 27, 2017 1:06 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Engineers Involvement During Pushback
Replies: 78
Views: 3307

Re: Engineers Involvement During Pushback

No so long ago, mainly for big European companies at outstations, a mech, with complete formation, was in charge of: -checked parking spot before a/c arrived - received plane, did transit check - supervised Ground Handling, cargo loaders for correct approach to plane, fuel truck, refueling, ... - a...

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by DiamondFlyer
Mon Jun 26, 2017 5:52 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: NYT prints all of Trump's lies
Replies: 71
Views: 1748

Re: NYT prints all of Trump's lies

NYT agenda going back a decade against Trump has been well known. As hometown paper any chance at taking a shot against him or commenting negatively about his business the NYT has done. Its hardly journalism when a papers management has a beef with the person and it repeatedly shows. The man is wid...

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by DiamondFlyer
Sun Jun 25, 2017 8:36 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Engineers Involvement During Pushback
Replies: 78
Views: 3307

Re: Engineers Involvement During Pushback

This a/c is been considered a Mediun range a/c, Doing flights covered here.with B757 A321. It is not a regional jet. Miami is not a small station... So regional jets aren't real airliners? Or aren't important enough? Or just are better aircraft because they don't require a self serving MX trying to...

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by DiamondFlyer
Sun Jun 25, 2017 4:49 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Engineers Involvement During Pushback
Replies: 78
Views: 3307

Re: Engineers Involvement During Pushback

Just to be clear, I do not like to stay near a/c for all transit time, but I do not agree on "Modern Airlines.." IMHO what is modern is cockpit computers suite, in fact You may know if incoming plane will even need Engine Oil while plane is still flying. Besides that, everything is the sa...

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by DiamondFlyer
Mon Jun 19, 2017 3:08 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Democrats Win Ballgame, Scalise Gets Trophy
Replies: 18
Views: 709

Re: Democrats Win Ballgame, Scalise Gets Trophy

And drivers licenses don't prevent car crashes or people from driving drunk. And bank rules don't prevent all bank fraud or failures. And FAA rules and regulations don't prevent all aircraft failures or ATC errors. So what is your point? That no controls or regulations should ever be put into place...

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by DiamondFlyer
Mon Jun 19, 2017 2:12 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: U.S. Warplane Shoots Down Syrian Army Jet
Replies: 27
Views: 1464

Re: U.S. Warplane Shoots Down Syrian Army Jet

So he's colluding with Putin, until it doesn't fit the narrative, then you just forget about it? That's how the left works these days?

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by DiamondFlyer
Mon Jun 19, 2017 2:15 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Democrats Win Ballgame, Scalise Gets Trophy
Replies: 18
Views: 709

Re: Democrats Win Ballgame, Scalise Gets Trophy

We keep hearing comments to the effect of "Are we ready to have a gun control debate now?" But the thing is, we already have this debate, and in fact we have it constantly. Did you miss the part where a Capitol Hill police officer with a gun (ie "good guy with a gun") actually s...

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by DiamondFlyer
Mon Jun 19, 2017 2:11 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Why is UPS still expanding?
Replies: 25
Views: 980

Re: Why is UPS still expanding?

I'm surprised you don't get much USPS. . Most of the USPS that I get from Amazon is only dropped at a local post office for last stage delivery. Much of that is carried by UPS up to that point. So a delivery to your door by USPS might well have a lot of the transportation via UPS. You have to follo...

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by DiamondFlyer
Sat Jun 17, 2017 12:07 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Norwegian captain flys with his 19 year old son on revenue flight.
Replies: 102
Views: 17702

Re: Norwegian captain flys with his 19 year old son on revenue flight.

Why would they need to defend a qualified, type-rated, employed pilot doing his job? Sorry but a 19 year old hardly has the maturity to be second in command of 150+ individuals. Is this the best Norwegian can hire? Yeah, ok, armchair expert. This happens all the time in Europe. 20-21 yo RJ FOs used...

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by DiamondFlyer
Wed Jun 14, 2017 4:24 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Shooting at Congressional Baseball Practice
Replies: 43
Views: 1198

Re: Shooting at Congressional Baseball Practice

Some have implicated here that it is karma for Republican elected officials. Others, including myself have not. Even with those taking the other approach the undertone has been for one against violence through the enacting of more stringent gun-control laws. Gun control laws don't work, period. Ful...

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by DiamondFlyer
Wed Jun 14, 2017 3:09 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Shooting at Congressional Baseball Practice
Replies: 43
Views: 1198

Re: Shooting at Congressional Baseball Practice

Some have implicated here that it is karma for Republican elected officials. Others, including myself have not. Even with those taking the other approach the undertone has been for one against violence through the enacting of more stringent gun-control laws. Gun control laws don't work, period. Ful...

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by DiamondFlyer
Wed Jun 14, 2017 3:00 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Shooting at Congressional Baseball Practice
Replies: 43
Views: 1198

Re: Shooting at Congressional Baseball Practice

Some have implicated here that it is karma for Republican elected officials. Others, including myself have not. Even with those taking the other approach the undertone has been for one against violence through the enacting of more stringent gun-control laws. Gun control laws don't work, period. Ful...

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by DiamondFlyer
Mon Jun 12, 2017 8:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Actress Jennifer Lawrence's private plane suffers dual engine failure
Replies: 71
Views: 20646

Re: Actress Jennifer Lawrence's private plane suffers dual engine failure

No idea on tail number. Here is the flightaware.com track. http://flightaware.com/live/flight/TMC460/history/20170610/1510Z/KSDF/KBUF TMC460 = N460TM 2007 Hawker 400XP Previously operated by Netjets Europe Well this is just totally and completely wrong. It's not hard to check, and this is inaccurat...

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by DiamondFlyer
Sun Jun 11, 2017 2:46 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Do 777-200 pilots fly 777-300s and vice versa?
Replies: 21
Views: 2900

Re: Do 777-200 pilots fly 777-300s and vice versa?

Even airplane families that have fairly significant difference in handling can be flown by the same pilots at the same time. Like the DC-9 series, the -10 flew vastly different than the -20/30/40/50. Likewise with the CRJ-100/200, being vastly different than the 700/900. All due to lack of leading e...

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by DiamondFlyer
Thu Jun 08, 2017 4:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The Future of the CRJ
Replies: 54
Views: 10306

Re: The Future of the CRJ

Personally I am a huge CRJ fan. It is the series I am most familiar with flying. I think the 200 and 700 have a chance with regional airlines like SkyWest or Endeavor. I think the 900 and 1000 stand no chance in the market. I feel like they were trying to compete with Boeing and Airbus with those t...

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by DiamondFlyer
Thu Jun 08, 2017 2:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The Future of the CRJ
Replies: 54
Views: 10306

Re: The Future of the CRJ

I do not know where you could get 15% of fuel efficiency gains with an outdated design aircraft, no increase in passenger capacity and operating over short distances. It will not be easy given the need to load a couple of extra tons of a new powertrain, even more with turbofans located in unfavorab...

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by DiamondFlyer
Thu Jun 08, 2017 12:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The Future of the CRJ
Replies: 54
Views: 10306

Re: The Future of the CRJ

As usual, its a balance. Too much difference in either direction will lead to airlines swaying one way or another. If BBD could pull CRJ fuel consumption down by 15% relative to any improvements EMB could make to the 175, then that will go a long way to taking priority over any cabin comfort differ...

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by DiamondFlyer
Thu Jun 08, 2017 2:48 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The Future of the CRJ
Replies: 54
Views: 10306

Re: The Future of the CRJ

Considering the evolution of the North American market I expect the following Embraer moves: - Postponing the aircraft 175 E2 indefinitely; - Make major modernization in 175 E1 (new avionics, full fly-by-wire, new interior), keeping the structure and motorization current, perhaps with some moderniz...

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by DiamondFlyer
Thu Jun 08, 2017 12:45 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA FAs to get TUMI rollaboards
Replies: 54
Views: 9260

Re: UA FAs to get TUMI rollaboards

Flight attendants always have bags that are garbage. You want to see bags that last, look at what the flight deck crew use. Mostly Luggage Works.

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by DiamondFlyer
Thu Jun 08, 2017 12:20 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The Future of the CRJ
Replies: 54
Views: 10306

Re: The Future of the CRJ

Delta has cut 50-seaters at Delta Connection from ~500 in 2009 to, IIRC, 150 at 1/1/17. No more ERJ-145s - it's all Bombardier. We could expect AA and UA to be headed in the same direction. It's easy enough to say there's demand for ~500 50-seaters in North America, so the question isn't CASM of a ...

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by DiamondFlyer
Tue Jun 06, 2017 8:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Great Lakes Drops MOD, SCK, CLD Plans
Replies: 16
Views: 1813

Re: Great Lakes Drops MOD, SCK, CLD Plans

ZK is barely clinging to life. :checkmark: :checkmark: I am not surprised that ZK did not follow through with the west coast flights. They are in trouble keeping current schedules flying. This is not the first time Great Lakes has been on the brink of folding; but the lack of crew resources and the...

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by DiamondFlyer
Mon Jun 05, 2017 3:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Is Opa-Locka Airport near Miami a waste of space
Replies: 38
Views: 5328

Re: Is Opa-Locka Airport near Miami a waste of space

Banner towing, vintage aircraft, flight schools and interesting history don't seem to be enough to sustain an airport that size? Plenty of room at nearby airports for the towing, flight schools and vintage aircraft. Airports aren't a renewable resource, once they're gone, they're gone forever. And ...

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by DiamondFlyer
Sun Jun 04, 2017 8:11 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Terrorist attack in London
Replies: 192
Views: 5339

Re: Terrorist attack in London

The USA did not have a single successful attack while Bush was in office after 9/11. Obama brought the band back. Except that whole anthrax thing... And 9/11 itself. I love how Bush gets the pass for 9/11 as if AQ hadn't tried to knock down the WTC once before and as if anything before 9/11 or the ...

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by DiamondFlyer
Thu Jun 01, 2017 5:04 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Trump expected to withdraw from the Paris agreement
Replies: 420
Views: 8779

Re: Trump expected to withdraw from the Paris agreement

And that's precisely my point here. The global warming doomsday crowd is so totally convinced that their actions are justified by science that they twist into all sorts of logical contortions at the notion that forward-looking models aren't scientific and instead they are just speculations based on...

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