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by Alias1024
Thu Jul 19, 2018 4:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Did DL's order for the A-220 signal the end of the 717?
Replies: 43
Views: 8989

Re: Did DL's order for the A-220 signal the end of the 717?

Shorter range/lower MTOW version of the a220, one of the two if IIRC, so it would be a good replacement for those short MD88 routes out of ATL alongside the a321s to take the denser routes. Delta has said numerous times that they are increasing gauge with the MD-88 replacement. So 321s and 739s sub...

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by Alias1024
Mon Jul 16, 2018 2:04 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Trump congratulates Putin for "truly great World Cup"
Replies: 31
Views: 829

Re: Trump congratulates Puting for "truly great World Cup"

I don't see what the big deal is about this tweet. Is it news because it's the most diplomatic thing Trump has said recently?

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by Alias1024
Thu Jul 12, 2018 11:54 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Norwegian reports profit in Q2
Replies: 22
Views: 3830

Re: Norwegian reports profit in Q2

Just read the Q2 report and the numbers are still bad. If not for foreign currency translation and moves in forward contracts on fuel and currency they would have posted a loss.

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by Alias1024
Tue Jul 10, 2018 4:53 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brett Kavanaugh is Trump's pick for SCOTUS
Replies: 205
Views: 3316

Re: Brett Kavanaugh is Trump's pick for SCOTUS

The point is completely lost on you. Let me repeat it. Both parties have whackos. Defining an entire party based solely on its fringe whackos is intellectually dishonest. Period. I agree that both parties have whackos and I understood your point that there is a lot more at stake than just Roe. I si...

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by Alias1024
Tue Jul 10, 2018 4:21 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brett Kavanaugh is Trump's pick for SCOTUS
Replies: 205
Views: 3316

Re: Brett Kavanaugh is Trump's pick for SCOTUS

Kavanaugh is certainly well qualified for the job, but I don’t think this is in the bag quite yet. There’s a hell of a long paper trail to look through with his work on Ken Starr’s investigation of president Clinton, the George W Bush campaign, and president GWBs administration. Who knows what was w...

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by Alias1024
Mon Jul 09, 2018 4:06 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What will replace the EMB145 / CRJ200 ?
Replies: 99
Views: 11162

Re: What will replace the EMB145 / CRJ200 ?

I wonder if we might see some of the 70-76 seat RJs do some triangle routes to cover 50 seat markets.

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by Alias1024
Wed Jun 27, 2018 5:16 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Compelled employee fees to Public Unions found illegal
Replies: 77
Views: 2131

Re: Compelled employee fees to Public Unions found illegal

Not unexpected and I can’t say that I really disagree with it, and I’m a union member. The political activities of public sector unions are troubling when dues are compelled and it’s a governmental agency. I’ll have to read the decision later to see if any room was left for some kind of work around,...

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by Alias1024
Wed Jun 27, 2018 2:56 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: FIFA World Cup Thread
Replies: 323
Views: 10101

Re: FIFA World Cup Thread

Now that Argentina has Messi as a superstar, do they really need to drag that embarrasing cheater and drug addict along? It's priceless for entertainment value. ^^^This^^^ I’m hoping Argentina stays around for a while. The skill level is super high and when they are playing well they are a pleasure...

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by Alias1024
Wed Jun 27, 2018 12:45 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Travel Ban
Replies: 56
Views: 1482

Re: Travel Ban

jetero wrote:
VTK reads Supreme Court decisions in 3 minutes.

I think that’s a bit harsh. I can scan through in a few minutes and find the relevant parts.

It’s a fair point VTK, and honestly, intent was more directly used to uphold most of the 2013 map than invalidate the one district.

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by Alias1024
Tue Jun 26, 2018 11:25 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: FIFA World Cup Thread
Replies: 323
Views: 10101

Re: FIFA World Cup Thread

Turns out we saw brilliance from Messi AND comedy from Maradona. Win win! Entertaining match with some brilliant plays, some boneheaded ones (what was Mascherano thinking?), and Maradona celebrating with the middle finger! What more could we ask for? :highfive: France vs Argentina at a World Cup is...

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by Alias1024
Tue Jun 26, 2018 11:18 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Travel Ban
Replies: 56
Views: 1482

Re: Travel Ban

Most non-biased legal scholars I know predicted and supported this outcome. The Constitution doesn’t care about intent. An action is either Constitutional or it isn’t. It’s the act itself that matters. Should well intended acts that are otherwise unconstitutional be deemed to be constitutional? Of ...

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by Alias1024
Tue Jun 26, 2018 10:01 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Travel Ban
Replies: 56
Views: 1482

Re: Travel Ban

Justice Sotomayor's dissent is scathing and on point. They majority is being far to deferential to presidential power in a case where the animus is obvious. I especially like how the majority tried to pretend this doesn't stink by officially rebuking Korematsu, then allowing the same sort of fear dr...

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by Alias1024
Tue Jun 26, 2018 4:54 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: FIFA World Cup Thread
Replies: 323
Views: 10101

Re: FIFA World Cup Thread

As expected, France and Denmark played a completely unremarkable 90 minutes. Looking forward to Argentina match. Either we'll see brilliance from Messi or comedy from Maradona as Argentina goes down, so no matter what us fans are the winner.

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by Alias1024
Mon Jun 25, 2018 9:25 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: FIFA World Cup Thread
Replies: 323
Views: 10101

Re: FIFA World Cup Thread

scbriml wrote:
Alias1024 wrote:
Anyone other than a huge star like Ronaldo gets a red card for that elbow.


Yellow was correct call, IMHO.

Also IMHO, never a pen for Iran. Hopefully that ref won't get another game at the WC.


Agreed on the penalty. That didn't look like an intentional hand ball to me.

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by Alias1024
Mon Jun 25, 2018 8:03 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: FIFA World Cup Thread
Replies: 323
Views: 10101

Re: FIFA World Cup Thread

Anyone other than a huge star like Ronaldo gets a red card for that elbow.

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by Alias1024
Mon Jun 25, 2018 3:52 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: How does the MD-80 climb better than pretty much every other aircraft?
Replies: 49
Views: 6076

Re: How does the MD-80 climb better than pretty much every other aircraft?

Which is interesting because in real life the 717 is a dog. Atleast from an ATC standpoint. Doesn’t climb great, and is relatively slow...or atleast that’s how the airlines fly it. Like I said earlier, is it capable of performing well if needed? Sure, but on a normal everyday basis it’s definitely ...

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by Alias1024
Thu Jun 21, 2018 2:02 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: How Long Have You Been On A.net?
Replies: 81
Views: 2921

Re: How Long Have You Been On A.net?

Lurking since around 2000. Registered in 2004-2005. Sort of crazy to think about all of the changes. Graduated college, flight instructed, got married, flew for a regional, now flying at one of the big 3. Four moves of 500+ miles along the way.

I feel old

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by Alias1024
Thu Jun 21, 2018 1:25 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Best/worst aircraft for extreme weather conditions
Replies: 29
Views: 4038

Re: Best/worst aircraft for extreme weather conditions

One time I did notice that an EMB-170 could not start up in -10F until they piped in heat to the cockpit/avionics for about 30 minutes. Is Bombardier better in that respect? Not really. On the CRJ in temperature below about 0F we would usually have one or more screens that would not work until they...

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by Alias1024
Mon Jun 18, 2018 9:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alaska Airlines Network Thread 2018
Replies: 99
Views: 7186

Re: Alaska Airlines Network Thread 2018

ABQ 87.3% Is this including the QX routes that started last fall to SAN, SNA, and PDX? Or OO to SFO? I'd find it remarkable if the load factors held up so well with such a big increase in the market. Alaska went from one flight a day to SEA in fall of 2016 to five flights and five destinations in f...

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by Alias1024
Mon Jun 18, 2018 3:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: David Neeleman Raising Funds for New U.S. Airline
Replies: 233
Views: 25269

Re: David Neeleman Raising Funds for New U.S. Airline

Sounds like another Skybus. P2P from secondary airports already failed once in the US, but maybe this has a better chance. I see two things going for them beyond an experienced group of leaders. 1) Their timing is unlikely to be as bad as Skybus. They had a tanking economy and sharply rising fuel co...

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by Alias1024
Sun Jun 10, 2018 6:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airport renov: how much airline, how much airport investment?
Replies: 11
Views: 997

Re: Airport renov: how much airline, how much airport investment?

There are design guidelines at all airports. The guidelines are usually prepared by an architect. The airlines are supposed to follow the guidelines. So credit for the overall design should go to the airport. Credit for the execution of the design guidelines can be shared by the airlines and the ai...

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by Alias1024
Tue May 29, 2018 8:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta debuts new uniforms May 29
Replies: 76
Views: 10028

Re: Delta debuts new uniforms May 29

Pilot uniforms remain unchanged. Overall, they are consistently amongst the most professional in appearance in their peer group. Every airline pilot looks alike to me. I believe Delta is the only airline in the US with a double-breasted jacket for pilots. Also, hats are mandatory. The DL pilot unif...

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by Alias1024
Mon May 28, 2018 4:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Lufthansa Reveals Why It Dropped Yellow From Its Livery (Interview)
Replies: 167
Views: 26524

Re: Lufthansa Reveals Why It Dropped Yellow From Its Livery (Interview)

As much as I would have liked to have seen LH incorporate yellow into the new livery in some way, I can understand what they are saying when I think about it from the perspective of their brands and what the general public probably sees. For decades they’ve operated a full service airline, Lufthansa...

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by Alias1024
Sat May 26, 2018 11:58 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United gets sued for refusing to land for sick passenger
Replies: 87
Views: 10469

Re: United gets sued for refusing to land for sick passenger

Agree with the other posters that think it’s a Hail Mary just to try and get a little cash. I bet the attorney is working on contingency too. Do a little paperwork, file the suit, leak it to a friend in the media so UA gets bad publicity, and hope to walk away with 5 or 10 grand for not a whole lot ...

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by Alias1024
Sat May 26, 2018 1:04 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Music in Airport Terminals
Replies: 90
Views: 5871

Re: Music in Airport Terminals

It’s tough to beat the tunnel in DTW when the Motown hits are playing and the lights are synchronized.

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by Alias1024
Tue May 22, 2018 12:50 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Airlines and Gate Use
Replies: 17
Views: 2357

Re: Airlines and Gate Use

Why do airlines in the U.S. need to lease more gates than they need just so they have a place to RON their aircraft. An airline will have maybe only a dozen or so flights thoughout the entire day at an airport but they need 5 gates because they need a place to RON for early morning flights to make ...

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by Alias1024
Mon May 21, 2018 6:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA tells FAs to stop Sloppy Grooming
Replies: 168
Views: 19406

Re: UA tells FAs to stop Sloppy Grooming

At my airport we see 3 UA crews, 1 AA, 1DL, 1 HA Crew pass through daily. Whenever they walk through the other airline staff and ground handling staff all comment on their poor grooming- and how embarrassing it is for them. When we mention grooming at briefings the team all are enthusiastic and aga...

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by Alias1024
Mon May 21, 2018 12:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA tells FAs to stop Sloppy Grooming
Replies: 168
Views: 19406

Re: UA tells FAs to stop Sloppy Grooming

At my airport we see 3 UA crews, 1 AA, 1DL, 1 HA Crew pass through daily. Whenever they walk through the other airline staff and ground handling staff all comment on their poor grooming- and how embarrassing it is for them. When we mention grooming at briefings the team all are enthusiastic and aga...

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by Alias1024
Tue May 15, 2018 4:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Will DL or SY order Boeing 737 MAX aircraft?
Replies: 32
Views: 4405

Re: Will DL or SY order Boeing 737 MAX aircraft?

While DL does have A321neo and CS100 planes on order, but DL hasn't yet ordered any 737 MAX or A320neo planes. I could see DL possibly ordering 737 MAX 8 planes since DL has more 737-800 planes than A320ceo planes, since DL was a Boeing customer prior to the DL-NW merger, since DL still has Boeing ...

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by Alias1024
Mon May 14, 2018 10:57 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: In an uninhabited world, would you find home?
Replies: 25
Views: 932

Re: In an uninhabited world, would you find home?

I could certainly get within a couple miles. The geography of the city is quite distinctive, sitting in a rift valley with very unusual looking mountains to the East, dormant volcanoes to the west, and a river running north to south. The problem is that the part of the city I live in is an alluvial ...

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by Alias1024
Fri May 11, 2018 12:14 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Israel and Iran trade fire
Replies: 60
Views: 1986

Re: Israel and Iran trade fire

They have a democratically elected moderate leader who wanted to deal with the USA and the west and find a political compromise. Now the USA has undermined his leadership in the eyes of the Iranian hardliners and undone years of work to softening the extreme religions political front in the country...

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by Alias1024
Fri May 11, 2018 12:17 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WestJet pilots vote overwhelmingly in favour of strike action
Replies: 53
Views: 5802

Re: WestJet pilots vote overwhelmingly in favour of strike action

Assuming Encore pilots are separate from mainline, other than wet leasing every available spare 737 out there from the likes of Air North, Canadian North, First Air, etc., how? I doubt wet leasing will be much of an option. Air Transat, Canadian North, and First Air are all fellow ALPA groups. It’s...

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by Alias1024
Wed May 02, 2018 6:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Volotea 717 Fire at OVD
Replies: 23
Views: 3925

Re: Volotea 717 Fire at OVD

16/09/17 - V7 1716 - right engine issue on takeoff, plane landed back on departure airport 14/07/17 - V7 1779 - left engine issue on takeoff, subsequent right engine overheat, plane landed back on departure airport 24/08/16 - V7 1603 - landing gear issue, plane grounded and flight cancelled 19/03/1...

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by Alias1024
Wed May 02, 2018 4:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Volotea 717 Fire at OVD
Replies: 23
Views: 3925

Re: Volotea 717 Fire at OVD

Too bad the picture isn't from the other side so we could get a good look at where the smoke is coming from. APU exhaust and APU compartment vent are both on that side in roughly the area where the smoke is coming from.

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by Alias1024
Wed May 02, 2018 3:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA Cracks Down on FA Trip Hoarding and Selling
Replies: 61
Views: 13232

Re: AA Cracks Down on FA Trip Hoarding and Selling

The idea of money payments to change, get more or better work assignments is wrong. Some type of computer program exchange system should be in place at all airlines to assure fairness, not breaking labor laws and not put workers in an extorted position to pay for such assignments. All the big airli...

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by Alias1024
Wed Apr 25, 2018 5:10 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Deadheading Pilots
Replies: 31
Views: 3772

Re: Deadheading Pilots

Deadheading pilots are not required to let the captain know they are on board (but most out of professional courtesy will check in). They may not be qualified to operate the aircraft they are riding. And if you are on a certain carrier whose pilots won't even make eye-contact with your kind, say in...

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by Alias1024
Mon Apr 23, 2018 4:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Domestic 767-400s
Replies: 23
Views: 3555

Re: Domestic 767-400s

DL has two a day LAX-JFK

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by Alias1024
Thu Apr 19, 2018 4:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta CSeries deliveries to begin this year
Replies: 195
Views: 44581

Re: Delta CSeries deliveries to begin this year

For a different perspective...I took the CSA of BNA, IND, CVG, MEM, CMH and SDF and divided it by the annual total passenger counts from 2017. BNA 6.9. IND 3.6. CVG 3.5 MEM 3.05 CMH 3.05 SDF 2.28 SDF has ZERO connecting traffic. BNA has substantial connecting traffic from WN. IND has connecting tra...

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by Alias1024
Wed Apr 18, 2018 3:43 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Questions on LAX Operations & Gate Usage
Replies: 6
Views: 880

Re: Questions on LAX Operations & Gate Usage

44A-J were renamed 52A-J. Same place. Pilots and ATC refer to it as The Box or The Nest.

Delta has a ramp controller for the alleyway between T2 & T3. Gates 22, 24, 24A, 37A, 37B, 38, 38B, and 39 are controlled by the ramp controller. North ground has the rest.

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by Alias1024
Tue Apr 17, 2018 5:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WN 1380 LGA-DAL emergency landing at PHL, 1 fatality
Replies: 720
Views: 118136

Re: WN 1380 LGA-DAL emergency landing at PHL

Wow! Nice job by the crew getting it on the ground safely. Hope the passenger will be able to recover.

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by Alias1024
Tue Apr 17, 2018 4:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta CSeries deliveries to begin this year
Replies: 195
Views: 44581

Re: Delta CSeries deliveries to begin this year

For a different perspective...I took the CSA of BNA, IND, CVG, MEM, CMH and SDF and divided it by the annual total passenger counts from 2017. BNA 6.9. IND 3.6. CVG 3.5 MEM 3.05 CMH 3.05 SDF 2.28 SDF has ZERO connecting traffic. BNA has substantial connecting traffic from WN. IND has connecting tra...

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by Alias1024
Wed Apr 11, 2018 6:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest style airline with RJs
Replies: 61
Views: 5826

Re: Southwest style airline with RJs

Expressjet's standalone operation failed because their network was too sparse for them to earn any loyalty and therefore the revenue premium they needed to make the thing viable. Flying routes that nobody else wants with no codeshare agreements isn't a great recipe for success, especially when some...

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by Alias1024
Wed Apr 11, 2018 4:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta and Korean sign JVA
Replies: 606
Views: 71653

Re: Delta and Korean sign JVA

A problem DL might face for this is a limited number of planes that could fly profitably from the U.S. to Asia. The DL 77E/77L fleet is stretched very thin, so more A359s would have to arrive. And then, those planes might be too large in terms of pax capacity for launching new routes to Asia, so th...

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by Alias1024
Fri Mar 16, 2018 3:09 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Trump fires Tillerson; Pompeo to replace him
Replies: 92
Views: 3220

Re: Trump fires Tillerson; Pompeo to replace him

No...but usually cabinet members have been either in the spotlight for being from DC, a state official, or having made a name for themselves for their work. Before Trump nominated Tillerson, I didn't even know who he was. And that's not a big deal...but a CEO would have probably been a better suit ...

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by Alias1024
Fri Mar 16, 2018 4:13 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Does the Tailcone Emergency Exit On The MD-80 Still Operate With American Operators?
Replies: 27
Views: 4341

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

So... I saw an old training film to the MD 80 on the Emergency Exits, and it covered something completely new to me. The Tailcone Emergency Exit. And i wondered, is it operational on Delta and American, Allegiant is a long shot with their shoddy maintenance. It's required on the MD-80/90. Most airl...

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by Alias1024
Sun Mar 11, 2018 4:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL Adds Mainline to HPN
Replies: 78
Views: 7975

Re: DL Adds Mainline to HPN

This will be done as what some in the business call a "high speed", "standup" or "overnight turn". The crews will only work these 2 flights in their 2 day assignment. ATL-HPN is leg one, shortened rest, then HPN-ATL is leg 2 and the crew are now pumpkins. Back to home ...

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by Alias1024
Fri Mar 09, 2018 2:11 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Elon Musk Responds to Trump Tweet on China Trade Imbalance
Replies: 32
Views: 995

Re: Elon Musk Responds to Trump Tweet on China Trade Imbalance

c933103 wrote:
For instance, BYD from China seems to sell lots of electric buses to various American towns


I believe at least some of them are assembled in Lancaster, California. The ones my city bought have come from there and been total crap.

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by Alias1024
Fri Mar 09, 2018 12:21 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA 'very seriously' looking at CSeries and E2, as well as MAX 7 and A319neo
Replies: 49
Views: 9768

Re: UA 'very seriously' looking at CSeries and E2, as well as MAX 7 and A319neo

It's hard to take United seriously when they said they weren't interested in a ~100 seater aircraft only a few months ago, saying that the economics wouldn't work for them. That's what I'd expect UA management to say to the press if they are trying to drive a hard bargain. If they can convince Embr...

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by Alias1024
Sat Mar 03, 2018 5:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United replacing employee bonuses with new program
Replies: 125
Views: 12760

Re: United replacing employee bonuses with new program

Perfect attendance is something host of industries and companies reward. Yes its a shame when you get sick, but its still a fair measure to strive for. It is not fair. Cubicle farm workers can go to work sick and retain their eligibility for the bonus program. Pilots are prohibited from going to wo...

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by Alias1024
Fri Mar 02, 2018 2:52 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Delta and Saudi Arabian MD-90s (and a 717 question)
Replies: 17
Views: 3654

Re: Delta and Saudi Arabian MD-90s (and a 717 question)

Yes, according to the FAA they are the same type rating.

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