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by indcwby
Sun Jun 17, 2018 1:41 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SQ 516 SIN-CCU Flight Delay Turned Passenger Neglect?
Replies: 15
Views: 3871

SQ 516 SIN-CCU Flight Delay Turned Passenger Neglect?

https://thelogicalindian.com/exclusive/singapore-airlines-passengers-horrific-experience/ According to this article, the mishandling of passengers by staff/crew on SQ 516 on June 8th is making its rounds the sub-continenant media circle. Long wait times in a buses, and being stuck on a plane with no...

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by indcwby
Wed Jun 06, 2018 4:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Impatient Passenger says Bomb in Bag at KIAH
Replies: 7
Views: 1470

Impatient Passenger says Bomb in Bag at KIAH

http://abc13.com/police-passenger-at-bush-airport-claims-to-have-bomb/3568936/?sf191199085=1 Houston police say the bomb squad was called to the airport after a passenger claimed to have explosives in his bag. The airport later tweeted that the comments were made by an impatient passenger at a ticke...

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by indcwby
Wed May 30, 2018 11:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest ask mother to prove Bi-racial child is her own
Replies: 199
Views: 11779

Re: Southwest ask mother to prove Bi-racial child is her own

I have no issues with how Southwest handled the situation whatsoever. In fact, I think they did a marvelous job. The child had a different last name from the mother and they were being abundantly cautious. I'm actually somewhat surprised the mother didn't thank them for ensuring the safety of the c...

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by indcwby
Mon May 28, 2018 6:36 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: TS Alberto/Possible Impacts
Replies: 3
Views: 620

Re: TS Alberto/Possible Impacts

Thanks for your input, e38. A pilot friend pointed out that a good number of WN's flight usually take the following route:
Q100 REMIS routing which takes it into the Gulf of Mexico.

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by indcwby
Sat May 26, 2018 4:04 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: TS Alberto/Possible Impacts
Replies: 3
Views: 620

TS Alberto/Possible Impacts

What kind of impacts can one expect when it comes to tropical storms/hurricanes/bad weather expected? What kind of routing occurs? For example, I fly WN on Tuesday evening HOU-MCO. TS Alberto could be a depression by then, but will flights even flying through a path of such storms? I expect the flig...

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by indcwby
Sat May 26, 2018 3:57 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: United CRJ700 overhead bin question...
Replies: 13
Views: 1957

Re: United CRJ700 overhead bin question...

Anytime I've had to take a UAX flight to HSV on the ERJ-145, they make you gate check your carry-on and pick up after you land. If you get the Economy Plus seat, then you can also use their coat closet. :)

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by indcwby
Sat May 12, 2018 3:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Woman's tarmac tirade forces everyone off NK plane In ATL
Replies: 24
Views: 5638

Re: Woman's tarmac tirade forces everyone off NK plane In ATL

So she misses her original flight to Vegas. Then proceeds to board another flight that she wasn't ticketed for. Sounds like an episode worthy of LA to Vegas.

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by indcwby
Fri May 11, 2018 3:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 24 pilots and 67 crew members at PK found to hold fake degrees
Replies: 63
Views: 10354

Re: 24 pilots and 67 crew members at PK found to hold fake degrees

If this is not a reason to block an airline for flying to their international destinations, this is one of them. Of course, don't know if any of the pilots/crew usually fly the international routes.

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by indcwby
Thu May 10, 2018 5:20 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL 1854 DTW-DEN; Smoke in Cabin; Evac on Taxiway
Replies: 67
Views: 7215

Re: DL 1854 DTW-DEN; Smoke in Cabin; Evac on Taxiway

Source stated that "A hydraulic leak onto the APU was the cause of the smoke."

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by indcwby
Thu May 10, 2018 5:10 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: UA Maintenance at HOU
Replies: 8
Views: 1007

UA Maintenance at HOU

It was interesting to see upon landing in HOU, that there were 5 737s parked by UA hanger (hangers maybe) by RWY 35. Was wondering if UA ran out of space at IAH to do maintenance of their smaller birds or are they wanting to primarily focus on their wide bodies out of IAH? Was interesting to see.

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by indcwby
Thu May 10, 2018 5:03 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why are Southwest’s Flights always so bumpy?
Replies: 92
Views: 13585

Re: Why are Southwest’s Flights always so bumpy?

Actually, I flew DL on an A320, pilot aimed for every pothole in the sky just because he knew the passenger sitting in the back was drunk and puking upon every bump. So bad the situation of puking, the snack/drink service never took place because they couldn't get past the mess. I've also flew a man...

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by indcwby
Wed May 09, 2018 4:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL 1854 DTW-DEN; Smoke in Cabin; Evac on Taxiway
Replies: 67
Views: 7215

DL 1854 DTW-DEN; Smoke in Cabin; Evac on Taxiway

DL 1854 from DTW to DEN (MD-90) had smoke in cabin after landing. Evacuation occurred on taxiway. I remembered in the past evac videos (EK TVM - DXB) folks were complaining of passenger evacuating with baggage. We see the same here. https://twitter.com/Marshall9News/status/994048536659378176 https:/...

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by indcwby
Tue May 08, 2018 7:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: When will WN begin to retire the 73G?
Replies: 46
Views: 4581

Re: When will WN begin to retire the 73G?

Not too long ago, I was on a DL A321 that was pretty new. Passenger in back was drunk and puking for every bump we hit. Snack/Drink service was cancelled for economy because they couldn't get the carts past the newly created river by said passenger.

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by indcwby
Mon May 07, 2018 5:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Dallas says it has a plan to resolve Southwest-Delta fight for Love Field gates
Replies: 322
Views: 26700

Re: Dallas says it has a plan to resolve Southwest-Delta fight for Love Field gates

Novice question for you: Which city has a better handle of traffic for a dual airport city? Dallas (DAL/DFW) or Houston (HOU/IAH)?

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by indcwby
Fri May 04, 2018 2:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA Express FA Appeared 'Drunk or Stoned' on Flight
Replies: 35
Views: 6001

UA Express FA Appeared 'Drunk or Stoned' on Flight

A UA flight attendant is under investigation after passengers reported she was drunk on a flight. Don't know how much of it's true since the article states that "she had to go to the cockpit to tell the pilot about the attendant." It was a TSA (Trans States Airlines) flight, so United Expr...

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by indcwby
Mon Apr 23, 2018 4:07 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air India 787 - Window panel falls out in turbulance
Replies: 36
Views: 8650

Re: Air India 787 - Window panel falls out in turbulance

https://www.avherald.com/h?article=4b7abfa7&opt=0
According to AVHerald, "experienced vertical accelerations up to 3G in flight as result of the turbulence.."
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https://www.avherald.com/h?article=4b7abfa7&opt=0
According to AVHerald, "experienced vertical accelerations up to 3G in flight as result of the turbulence.."

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by indcwby
Mon Apr 23, 2018 3:12 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AI Turbulance Scare/Interior Window Falls Out on 787
Replies: 2
Views: 453

AI Turbulance Scare/Interior Window Falls Out on 787

According to news sources, this was just hours of WN 1380. Seems like folks on the flight were freaking out because of the interior window panel coming loose. According to AVHerald, "experienced vertical accelerations up to 3G in flight as result of the turbulence.." Wondering if 3Gs is al...

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by indcwby
Wed Apr 18, 2018 7:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WN 1380 LGA-DAL emergency landing at PHL, 1 fatality
Replies: 720
Views: 117731

Re: WN 1380 LGA-DAL emergency landing at PHL, 1 fatality

Am I wrong for not liking the reports in the media/social media that 'a pilot' helped saved the lives of flight WN 1380. That pilot. the Captain was former NAVY pilot and is a woman. But no mention of the FO and the Cabin Crew? Maybe I'm just being crabby. https://twitter.com/juliettekayyem/status/9...

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by indcwby
Tue Apr 17, 2018 9:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WN 1380 LGA-DAL emergency landing at PHL, 1 fatality
Replies: 720
Views: 117731

Re: WN 1380 LGA-DAL emergency landing at PHL

Imagine if this kind of damage happened on a tMD-80/B717.

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by indcwby
Tue Apr 17, 2018 9:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WN 1380 LGA-DAL emergency landing at PHL, 1 fatality
Replies: 720
Views: 117731

Re: WN 1380 LGA-DAL emergency landing at PHL

ACCS300 wrote:
Pardon my ignorance but is this Southwest's first-ever fatality?


First Passenger, yes. But there was a MDW incident where a/c skid off runway and hit a car. A child was killed.

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by indcwby
Tue Apr 10, 2018 4:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Union action in Germany 10/04
Replies: 14
Views: 693

Re: Lufthansa cancels 800 flights amid strike action

Spiderguy252 wrote:
Quite typical from Lufthansa. After all, it had been a fair few months since the last strike.


As someone who was personally affected by LH with their last strike, I can say in this as the OP stated, this isn't on LH but for all airlines that fly into the affected airports.

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by indcwby
Thu Mar 22, 2018 1:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: IAH/HOU Aviation Thread 2018
Replies: 140
Views: 11600

Re: IAH/HOU Aviation Thread 2018

City of Houston Dir. of Aviation Mario Diaz announces both IAH and HOU were awarded 4-star ratings by Skytrax yesterday, making Houston the 3rd city in the world w/two 4-star-rated airports (besides Tokyo & Seoul). First 4-star rating for IAH, third straight for HOU.

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by indcwby
Sat Mar 17, 2018 12:43 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Passengers fight on Southwest flight
Replies: 65
Views: 8810

Re: Passengers fight on Southwest flight

The person who recorded the incident on SnapChat put #WalmartOfTheSkies. Obviously, this person hasn't flown on Spirit/Frontier.

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by indcwby
Wed Mar 14, 2018 6:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Dog Dies in Overhead Bin on United Airlines Flight
Replies: 491
Views: 31358

Re: Dog Dies in Overhead Bin on United Airlines Flight

https://twitter.com/ABC/status/973986161705267219
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According to ABCNEWS, Senator John Kennedy wants an immediate explanation on what happened. (i.e. overhead bin dog and Japan bound dog). :roll:

https://twitter.com/ABC/status/973986161705267219

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by indcwby
Thu Mar 01, 2018 2:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New UA Emotional Support Animal Policy Starting 3/1/18
Replies: 1
Views: 302

New UA Emotional Support Animal Policy Starting 3/1/18

Passengers with emotional support animals will have to provide the following: -A vet health and vaccination form signed by the animal's veterinarian. -A letter from a mental health professional. -A signed form that their emotional support animal is trained to behave properly in public settings. That...

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by indcwby
Mon Feb 26, 2018 11:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta refuses to upgrade US curling team gold winners
Replies: 122
Views: 20680

Re: Delta refuses to upgrade US curling team gold winners

https://www.facebook.com/United/posts/1620900187947517
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Seeing this article and then seeing on Facebook that United posted of them flying "Team USA" made me scratch my head.
https://www.facebook.com/United/posts/1620900187947517

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by indcwby
Fri Feb 23, 2018 1:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA 878 IAH-MSP diverts to MSN, skids off runway
Replies: 47
Views: 8540

Re: UA 878 IAH-MSP diverts to MSN, skids off runway

drmlnr1 wrote:
Green Bay is not msn. Green Bay is GRB


Thanks, I moved it to Madison and added GRB.

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by indcwby
Fri Feb 23, 2018 1:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA 878 IAH-MSP diverts to MSN, skids off runway
Replies: 47
Views: 8540

Re: UA 878 IAH-MSP diverts to MSN, skids off runway

https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid ... =3&theater
https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid ... =3&theater

Links to photos from passenger on flight.
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https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid ... =3&theater
https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid ... =3&theater

Links to photos from passenger on flight.

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by indcwby
Fri Feb 23, 2018 1:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA 878 IAH-MSP diverts to MSN, skids off runway
Replies: 47
Views: 8540

UA 878 IAH-MSP diverts to MSN, skids off runway

According to United Airlines, United flight UA878, operating from Houston to Minneapolis, was unable to land at MSP and was diverted to Madison, Wisconsin (MSN) due to Wx. Takes off again for MSP, still unable to land at MSP and diverts Green Bay (GRB), where the plane skids off the runway. http://a...

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by indcwby
Tue Feb 20, 2018 9:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Fines for Bag-Carriers in Emergency Evacuations?
Replies: 57
Views: 3562

Re: Fines for Bag-Carriers in Emergency Evacuations?

I support fines for bringing big bags/luggage off during an evacuation. If for no other reason, the first time this happens the media will be plastered with stories of some poor "innocent" nobody getting fined $2,000 for bringing their massive roller bag down the slide. The media coverage...

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by indcwby
Tue Feb 20, 2018 4:28 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Fines for Bag-Carriers in Emergency Evacuations?
Replies: 57
Views: 3562

Re: Fines for Bag-Carriers in Emergency Evacuations?

While fines, jail terms etc are a very simple and profitable way of doing things, how about some carrot instead of a stick. Namely, what are the procedures to reunite people with their property once immediate threat is contained? That would be more well received. But then also focus should be on th...

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by indcwby
Tue Feb 20, 2018 2:54 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Fines for Bag-Carriers in Emergency Evacuations?
Replies: 57
Views: 3562

Re: Fines for Bag-Carriers in Emergency Evacuations?

While fines, jail terms etc are a very simple and profitable way of doing things, how about some carrot instead of a stick. Namely, what are the procedures to reunite people with their property once immediate threat is contained? That would be more well received. But then also focus should be on th...

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by indcwby
Mon Feb 12, 2018 8:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 'Mob' breaks out at Des Moines International Airport after 14-hour delay
Replies: 69
Views: 11619

Re: 'Mob' breaks out at Des Moines International Airport after 14-hour delay

Next week on LA to Vegas(https://www.fox.com/la-to-vegas) ... Link/Source: http://www.foxnews.com/travel/2018/02/11/mob-breaks-out-at-des-moines-international-airport-after-14-hour-delay.html "A 14-hour flight delay erupted in chaos at Des Moines International Airport overnight, causing police...

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by indcwby
Thu Feb 08, 2018 5:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Yet another emotional support animal controversy - Spirit vs. Hamster
Replies: 78
Views: 7383

Re: Yet another emotional support animal controversy - Spirit vs. Hamster

I think what's more crazy is the fact that she actually flushed the hamster down the toilet. Really? Wasn't really much of an emotional support animal if you are willing to do that.

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by indcwby
Wed Feb 07, 2018 12:31 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: (Theroy) B6 and the 797
Replies: 6
Views: 1452

Re: (Theroy) B6 and the 797

What is this theory that everyone speaks of? I'm still trying to figure out "theroy"?

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by indcwby
Mon Feb 05, 2018 9:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumor: AI to increase frequency on SFO, SYD, MEL
Replies: 84
Views: 10087

Re: Rumor: AI to increase frequency on SFO, SYD, MEL

timpdx wrote:
Can AI buy back the 772LRs that they sold to EY? Etihad is getting rid of them.


Wouldn't be surprised by it and also, would be laughing if they pay for what they sold it for.

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by indcwby
Mon Feb 05, 2018 8:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: VS to lease 4 A332's to cover 789 downtime
Replies: 207
Views: 59536

Re: VS to lease 4 A332's to cover 789 downtime

Rolls Royce almost caused the demis of the Lockheed 1011 aircraft as its engine had problems and the British government had to bail Rolls Royce of out of bankruptcy. Qantas has a Rolls powered A380 , VH-OQA, that exploded in flight due an oil leak caused by a failed oil seal on one of it's engines ...

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by indcwby
Sun Jan 28, 2018 5:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A321Neo flying KEF- LAX
Replies: 104
Views: 20868

Re: A321Neo flying KEF- LAX

I'm not a fan of flying on a narrow body aircraft when going long haul. Sure, it may be perception. But if you're on a long haul where you know you are going into a wx system that's going to be bumpy, I'd rather be on a wide body. For instance, I had to travel to Germany and there were 2 others trav...

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by indcwby
Sun Jan 28, 2018 1:47 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Travel Agency cancels ticket of woman flying to visit ill mother
Replies: 74
Views: 5565

Re: Travel Agency cancels ticket of woman flying to visit ill mother

• The landlord shouldn’t have been so ‘cheap’ I do wonder what savings there was in the end for them by using a third rate company they probably had no prior relationship with. I remember when I needed to fly to ORD from IAH because of the passing of my grandfather. At roundtrip, UA, AA wanted $110...

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by indcwby
Sat Jan 27, 2018 8:57 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Travel Agency cancels ticket of woman flying to visit ill mother
Replies: 74
Views: 5565

Re: Travel Agency cancels ticket of woman flying to visit ill mother

She Boarded a Plane to See Her Dying Mother. Then Her Ticket Was Canceled. United Airlines removed Carrol Amrich from a flight when an online agency canceled her ticket. https://www.nytimes.com/2018/01/26/business/united-airlines-traveler-help-desk.html An amazing example of a once respectable news...

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by indcwby
Sat Jan 27, 2018 7:12 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: What distance is too short for a plane but too far by car?
Replies: 179
Views: 21160

Re: What distance is too short for a plane but too far by car?

IAH - DFW or HOU - DAL or just Houston - Dallas. Can be done in less than 5 hours, but 50 min flight time. But a short flight I've been on is DL's ATL - HSV service. So short, they just hand out bottled water. Filed Altitude is 23000FT.

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by indcwby
Sat Jan 27, 2018 6:49 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Travel Agency cancels ticket of woman flying to visit ill mother
Replies: 74
Views: 5565

Re: UA kicks off Passenger Trying to See Dying Mother Thanks to 3rd Party Agency

This has NOTHING to do with United and everything to do with the travel agency "Traveler Help Desk". They are the ones who cancelled the ticket...not United. Just media looking for low hanging fruit. I agree, hence the 'Thanks to 3rd Party Agency'. But you know public will outcry will see...

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by indcwby
Sat Jan 27, 2018 6:37 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Travel Agency cancels ticket of woman flying to visit ill mother
Replies: 74
Views: 5565

Travel Agency cancels ticket of woman flying to visit ill mother

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/01/26/busi ... -desk.html
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She Boarded a Plane to See Her Dying Mother. Then Her Ticket Was Canceled. United Airlines removed Carrol Amrich from a flight when an online agency canceled her ticket.

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/01/26/busi ... -desk.html

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by indcwby
Fri Jan 26, 2018 8:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates Announces non stop flights to EWR
Replies: 128
Views: 17793

Re: Emirates Announces non stop flights to EWR

I don't recall if this has ever been brought up but, you'll usually see the South Indian Passengers going through DXB/DOH to their destinations (BLR, MAA, HYD, COK, TVM, etc. ) Unless there's a good fare via FRA or even AMS.

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by indcwby
Tue Jan 09, 2018 9:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Jet Airways fires pilots who fought on flight, left cockpit unattended
Replies: 1
Views: 1005

Jet Airways fires pilots who fought on flight, left cockpit unattended

Male and Female pilot were actually in a relationship and flew the same flights. Usually that's fine until you get in a fight mid-air. Glad they got sacked because that was reckless, mainly on the male pilot for physically assaulting the other. But is there clauses that such relationships should be ...

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by indcwby
Tue Sep 12, 2017 4:42 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: First 737-700BDSF being delivered
Replies: 36
Views: 8956

Re: First 737-700BDSF being delivered

Who owns the engineering work for the conversion? IAI/Bedek. There are some other players also in various stages of development of an STC for the 737 - 700. That includes PEMCO, which has already converted a lot of 737s, and AEI. Bedek has been talking about doing the actual touch work on the conve...

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by indcwby
Tue Sep 12, 2017 1:52 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: IAH Future Routes
Replies: 57
Views: 6703

Re: IAH Future Routes

I'm gonna throw this out there. IAH-FCO or CAI?

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by indcwby
Sun Aug 27, 2017 9:06 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Harvey - Anyone here affected? (Hurricane Harvey)
Replies: 196
Views: 5725

Re: Harvey - Anyone here affected? (Hurricane Harvey)

Houston Told People to Stay for Harvey, Now They Can't Get Out http://www.thedailybeast.com/houston-told-people-to-stay-for-harvey-now-they-cant-get-out When the governor called for evacuation week, the response was: ‘local officials know best.’ Now 911 is jammed, waters are rising, and it's about ...

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