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by ikramerica
Wed Apr 18, 2018 10:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WN 1380 LGA-DAL emergency landing at PHL, 1 fatality
Replies: 590
Views: 90697

Re: WN 1380 LGA-DAL emergency landing at PHL

The pilots aren't going to say anything; I wonder if it would be helpful for the f/as to be trained perhaps to announce something about the rapid descent. There may be a million reasons not to have them do this, but there are at least a few reasons that it would be helpful. Because they were in the...

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by ikramerica
Wed Apr 18, 2018 10:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WN 1380 LGA-DAL emergency landing at PHL, 1 fatality
Replies: 590
Views: 90697

Re: WN 1380 LGA-DAL emergency landing at PHL

Really? “I just saw a human being fly out of a plane 40,000 feet above”? Hardly accurate. Multiple reports say that the deceased woman was sucked out the window to her waist. Are you really saying that saying she flew out the window is inaccurate? Or, are you criticizing the 40,000 feet part? We al...

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by ikramerica
Wed Apr 18, 2018 10:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WN 1380 LGA-DAL emergency landing at PHL, 1 fatality
Replies: 590
Views: 90697

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

Would be very sad/concerning if the window failure was a result of a different fatigue/cracking issue that was only accelerated by the explosion. Similar to an earthquake causing buildings or roads with other unseen problems to fail, or a plane hitting a tall building exposing a fatal design flaw le...

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by ikramerica
Wed Apr 18, 2018 4:08 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Singapore Airline's new suites may need redesign
Replies: 28
Views: 8604

Re: Singapore Airline's new suites may need redesign

AAs flagship suite took a much better approach. You faced out the window to use he main desk/table. It was an amazing experience to have a comfy chair and a large table facing out into the world. That table stayed there the whole time. If you didn’t want to face out, another table would swing around...

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by ikramerica
Tue Apr 17, 2018 4:57 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Singapore Airline's new suites may need redesign
Replies: 28
Views: 8604

Re: Singapore Airline's new suites may need redesign

The problem is that the new upper deck suites are effectively a downgrade from the old lower deck suites. Less privacy both open and closed. The old design was a mini cabin. This is a cubical with walls under 5 feet high. It’s horrible considering the cost.

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by ikramerica
Mon Apr 16, 2018 5:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest flight 3461 April 15: "Passengers Cry, Scream in Southwest Airlines Landing"
Replies: 76
Views: 13217

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

Shows how safe and smooth flying has become. When I was a kid this type of incident was common. Barf bags were used by at least one pax in just about every flight. Pilots had to fly through a lot of rough air because it was harder to track and there were fewer flights in the air to give reportsback ...

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by ikramerica
Sat Apr 14, 2018 2:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Tim Clark: A380's advantages over twinjets still 'enormous'
Replies: 211
Views: 26314

Re: Tim Clark: A380's advantages over twinjets still 'enormous'

The reason the A380 works for them is they have an appreciably larger fleet of twins to help even out the schedules and up and down gage routes.

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by ikramerica
Fri Apr 13, 2018 12:11 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LA City Council Approves People Mover for LAX
Replies: 60
Views: 6946

Re: LA City Council Approves People Mover for LAX

Are there any plans for a people mover to connect the terminals, or is this supposed to suffice? That bus system is horrible. The LAMP of which the people mover is part of is just about moving people easier on the pre security side. TBIT-4-8 are connected post security but require walking thought a...

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by ikramerica
Thu Apr 12, 2018 11:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LA City Council Approves People Mover for LAX
Replies: 60
Views: 6946

Re: LA City Council Approves People Mover for LAX

Force all taxi and Uber pickups and drop offs to the remote station and much of the traffic would subside.

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by ikramerica
Mon Apr 09, 2018 12:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: ATC sickness closes Gatwick airport.
Replies: 9
Views: 3144

Re: ATC sickness closes Gatwick airport.

Sounds like a sickout to me.

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by ikramerica
Thu Apr 05, 2018 10:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Need help IDing a 4-engined jet at LAX today (3/28)
Replies: 35
Views: 7534

Re: Need help IDing a 4-engined jet at LAX today (3/28)

The plane in question is still at LAX, parked by a Saudi 744 and a Saudi 777. It’s an A340 with hair dryers. It has blue horizontal cheat lines and blue horizontal lines in the tail. There are no waves or curves. The belly is gray and the top of the tail is gray, and between the sets of lines (top o...

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by ikramerica
Mon Apr 02, 2018 2:21 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Aloha Airlines Final Flight - 10th Anniversary
Replies: 35
Views: 5067

Re: Aloha Airlines Final Flight - 10th Anniversary

When it was just Aloha and Hawaiian roundtrips between islands were around 140. When it was go!, HA, Aloha, island air, and mokulele with the embraers you could get a roundtrip for about 70$ iirc. Now its basically just Hawaiian and a roundtrip is 120-150. HA has been really good at not gouging the...

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by ikramerica
Sat Mar 31, 2018 10:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest Teases "A Whole new way to get away."
Replies: 40
Views: 5436

Re: Southwest Teases "A Whole new way to get away."

I hate April fools day on the inter webs.

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by ikramerica
Sat Mar 31, 2018 10:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SWISS (LX) 777-300ER Flights GVA-ZRH-GVA
Replies: 7
Views: 1907

Re: SWISS (LX) 777-300ER Flights GVA-ZRH-GVA

Back in the 90s I flew on the ZRH-GVA-ZRH MD11 shuttle. I believe it’s a combination of feed to/from the ZRH hub, business day trips, and fleet utilization. My flight was a connection from AA ORD-ZRH.

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by ikramerica
Sat Mar 31, 2018 1:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qantas proposes amenities in the cargo hold for ultra long flights
Replies: 76
Views: 12446

Re: Alan Joyce floats the idea of "Cargo class"

Stitch wrote:
YYZYYT wrote:
Wasn't there a proposal floated to use crown space in some of the larger frames for bunks a few year's back?


Boeing offered it on the 747-8 in both commercial and VIP models, however only one VIP operator ordered them.

My assumption is AF 1 will also make use of this space.

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by ikramerica
Sat Mar 31, 2018 12:33 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A321LR Seychelles to Toulouse Non-Stop 11 hours
Replies: 188
Views: 29981

Re: Airbus A321LR Seychelles to Toulouse Non-Stop 11 hours

I’m not sure I understand the purpose of testing the systems for the human heat output of fewer than max passenger count let alone typical pax count. It’s sort of like testing the efficacy of your HVAC system on an 78 degree day (that’s 25C). So it sounds as if they can test heat output if max pax ...

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by ikramerica
Fri Mar 30, 2018 11:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A321LR Seychelles to Toulouse Non-Stop 11 hours
Replies: 188
Views: 29981

Re: Airbus A321LR Seychelles to Toulouse Non-Stop 11 hours

I’m not sure I understand the purpose of testing the systems for the human heat output of fewer than max passenger count let alone typical pax count.

It’s sort of like testing the efficacy of your HVAC system on an 78 degree day (that’s 25C).

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by ikramerica
Wed Mar 28, 2018 3:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qantas defines ULR requirements, delays order decision
Replies: 324
Views: 48183

Re: Qantas defines ULR requirements, delays order decision

Looks like Joyce has given up on the idea of a full cargo load over his required distances. He is now suggesting the unused cargo space could be used for passenger needs during an ULH flight. I expect this to go as far as the "SkyLoft" concept Boeing was peddling for the 747-8. Nowhere. I...

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by ikramerica
Mon Mar 26, 2018 4:29 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Inaugural QF MEL-PER-LHR this Saturday 24 March
Replies: 569
Views: 67979

Re: Inaugural QF MEL-PER-LHR this Saturday 24 March

Is it really aimed at white people who don’t want stopovers in ‘foreign ‘ places ??? There was a shocking lack of passenger diversity on the inaugural flight ... it made me less likely to ever visit Perth What an ignorant comment... Completely. I live in Perth and it is a massively diverse place to...

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by ikramerica
Sun Mar 25, 2018 11:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Inaugural QF MEL-PER-LHR this Saturday 24 March
Replies: 569
Views: 67979

Re: Inaugural QF MEL-PER-LHR this Saturday 24 March

Galwayman wrote:
Is it really aimed at white people who don’t want stopovers in ‘foreign ‘ places ???

There was a shocking lack of passenger diversity on the inaugural flight ... it made me less likely to ever visit Perth

What an ignorant comment...

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by ikramerica
Sun Mar 25, 2018 4:13 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Inaugural QF MEL-PER-LHR this Saturday 24 March
Replies: 569
Views: 67979

Re: Inaugural QF MEL-PER-LHR this Saturday 24 March

travaz wrote:
On my bucket list is PER-LHR LHR-LAX (NZ 1) Than QF LAX SYD SYD PER. That would be awesome. 787-9, 747-400, A380, 737-800.

Too bad they aren’t still running the 743 on SYD-PER. That was a fun flight.

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by ikramerica
Sun Mar 25, 2018 2:53 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Inaugural QF MEL-PER-LHR this Saturday 24 March
Replies: 569
Views: 67979

Re: Inaugural QF MEL-PER-LHR this Saturday 24 March

This flight also showcases one of the major challenges of making such routes profitable. After 12hours it's finally at FL400, even though its only carrying 216pax, less than a fully loaded A321. On a bad day with strong westerlies and bad weather expected at LHR, you have to block 60 seats for ever...

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by ikramerica
Sat Mar 24, 2018 2:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LHR - proposed night time ban, 7hrs
Replies: 94
Views: 13398

Re: LHR - proposed night time ban, 7hrs

I could see a soft curfew on arriving flights like at BUR but the hard curfew like SYD is asinine.

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by ikramerica
Wed Mar 21, 2018 5:32 pm
Forum: Site Related
Topic: Pop ups
Replies: 17
Views: 1113

Re: Pop ups

mmo wrote:
Try AdBlockerPlus. It's free and works great on this site.

It doesn’t work on mobile does it?

And how does it help A.net to block all ads? They won’t get money.

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by ikramerica
Wed Mar 21, 2018 2:20 pm
Forum: Site Related
Topic: Pop ups
Replies: 17
Views: 1113

Re: Pop ups

Your site is being hit hard. I can barely use a.net anymore and I barely visit now. I got the “Amazon User” pop up exactly once on another site, but at least 50 times on Anet. If you don’t care, that’s your right I guess. But the company supplying your ads needs to be replaced if you don’t want to l...

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by ikramerica
Tue Mar 20, 2018 2:59 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus considering an A33JF at Amazon&UPS request
Replies: 61
Views: 11932

Re: Airbus considering an A33JF at Amazon&UPS request

Is amazon going to sublease them from Enterprise?

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by ikramerica
Sun Mar 18, 2018 2:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Lufthansa Lockheed Super Star Restoration Project
Replies: 76
Views: 13735

Re: Lufthansa Lockheed Super Star Restoration Project

Considering up to 95% of the plane was newly fabricated including modern material substitution and modern components, this was hardly a restoration but instead a shameful scrapping of 3 aircraft in order to try to build a replica. Now that it’s dead the result is losing 1 or 2 that could have been m...

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by ikramerica
Sat Mar 17, 2018 4:11 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Passengers fight on Southwest flight
Replies: 65
Views: 8673

Re: Passengers fight on Southwest flight

I sit normally at the front of the plane and if I need space in the overhead bin while other people from the back of the plane put their stuff in there it’s coming out. I already removed one time a bag from the bin to put my own in and the cc removed it from the plane as she couldn’t indentify the ...

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by ikramerica
Fri Mar 16, 2018 3:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Time to Change "Compliance with All Crewmember Instructions"?
Replies: 103
Views: 8269

Re: Time to Change "Compliance with All Crewmember Instructions"?

This is mainly a US FA attitude issue. In General, it would be just enough that US Legacy FAs do their safety Job as other Airlines in the world. Not sure if there is a Chance to come back to Pre- 9/11 behavior, a few rules aside. It is at the end the more stress atmosphere in us Legacy flights whi...

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by ikramerica
Thu Mar 15, 2018 9:23 am
Forum: Site Related
Topic: Pop ups
Replies: 17
Views: 1113

Re: Pop ups

Still happening. Getting more frequent again.

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by ikramerica
Tue Mar 13, 2018 9:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Dog Dies in Overhead Bin on United Airlines Flight
Replies: 491
Views: 30814

Re: Dog killed onboard United Airlines flight (in cabin)

French bulldogs are not allowed as cargo due to their breathing problems and likelihood of death. They are a “defective” breed that only exists due to the cruelty of breeders and those who want such a dog. I’m not advocating for the death of these animals, but breeding should be banned. One way to a...

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by ikramerica
Mon Mar 12, 2018 6:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LAX perpetual terminal patchwork with Midfield Satellite Concourse (TBIT)
Replies: 95
Views: 13314

Re: LAX perpetual terminal patchwork with Midfield Satellite Concourse (TBIT)

You're right - rideshares intrinsically aren't creating congestion at LAX. The problem is that LAX has mandated that pickups be done on the departure level as a means of satisfying the antiquated-yet-politically-relevant taxis. The notion that anyone is taking a rideshare to LAX versus public trans...

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by ikramerica
Mon Mar 12, 2018 6:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LAX perpetual terminal patchwork with Midfield Satellite Concourse (TBIT)
Replies: 95
Views: 13314

Re: LAX perpetual terminal patchwork with Midfield Satellite Concourse (TBIT)

I was looking at a map of TBIT earlier, and after hearing so many complaints about the size of the headhouse, security, etc.: are they planning to build it out some? Even if it costs a gate or two? I've never seen TBIT security 100% open with the space they have. A precheck line and adequate staffi...

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by ikramerica
Mon Mar 12, 2018 5:20 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: GE90-115B taxi thrust
Replies: 11
Views: 2249

Re: GE90-115B taxi thrust

Would you hear the increase from 21-26% as a passenger especially if you went back to 21% quickly?

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by ikramerica
Mon Mar 12, 2018 5:09 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LAX perpetual terminal patchwork with Midfield Satellite Concourse (TBIT)
Replies: 95
Views: 13314

Re: LAX perpetual terminal patchwork with Midfield Satellite Concourse (TBIT)

As for infield congestion, there is now a body of proof that shows that Uber and Lyft create congestion. People who would otherwise take public transportation are now using rideshare out of convenience. At the airport, it’s likelythis manifests as people not taking super shuttle as much or parking ...

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by ikramerica
Mon Mar 12, 2018 3:31 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LAX perpetual terminal patchwork with Midfield Satellite Concourse (TBIT)
Replies: 95
Views: 13314

Re: LAX perpetual terminal patchwork with Midfield Satellite Concourse (TBIT)

CTA traffic volumes have increase 20% since 2013 with hourly vehicle volume peaking about 7,000. However pax volume has increased faster (27%) so there has been increased use of shared or public transportation. As of mid 2017, TNC (Uber/Lyft) accounts for 15,000 vehicles to CTA daily; 5.4 million a...

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by ikramerica
Sat Mar 10, 2018 9:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LAX perpetual terminal patchwork with Midfield Satellite Concourse (TBIT)
Replies: 95
Views: 13314

Re: LAX perpetual terminal patchwork with Midfield Satellite Concourse (TBIT)

I’d like to see Uber/lyft and taxis be routed to the APM for free and be charged to access the inner ring.

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by ikramerica
Fri Mar 09, 2018 12:41 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A Woman Screaming 'I Am God' Tried to Open a Plane Door Mid-flight
Replies: 46
Views: 5160

Re: A Woman Screaming 'I Am God' Tried to Open a Plane Door Mid-flight

You can't really open a pressurized door on an aircraft. Considering that there was no threat, I think it's a funny way to add humor to an otherwise frustrating and bizarre situation. I am god! I am god! I am god! Why do you want to add humour? Just put yourself in that situation. I think that ther...

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by ikramerica
Thu Mar 08, 2018 4:27 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 797 Discussion Thread - 2018
Replies: 2179
Views: 273669

Re: Boeing officially forms program office to flesh out 797 plans

The 787 platform is probably too large and heavy so instead if the plane must have LD3 capability I would expect Boeing to look more at something like the A300 and A310 - a common fuselage and wing design with the "A300" serving high-density passenger and cargo routes under 3000nm for the...

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by ikramerica
Thu Mar 08, 2018 4:14 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 797 Discussion Thread - 2018
Replies: 2179
Views: 273669

Re: Boeing officially forms program office to flesh out 797 plans

That does suggest, though, that QF expects a cabin of similar area to that of the 767-300ER, possibly a bit less allowing for narrower seats/aisles. That's significantly bigger than earlier NMA rumors led us to expect. Not at all. It’s bigger than some people were willing to entertain. But it’s exa...

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by ikramerica
Wed Mar 07, 2018 9:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airline traffic rights: JetBlue targets United's silence over partner Air China’s fifth freedom over PEK-IAH-PTY route
Replies: 66
Views: 8547

Re: Airline traffic rights: JetBlue targets United's silence over partner Air China’s fifth freedom over PEK-IAH-PTY rou

There is a fundamental difference between using the USA as the way point when the endpoint is beyond economical non-stop range and using the EU as a waypoint when there are also non-stops between the endpoints. At 7700nm the route is one where a stop makes sense. At 6000nm EK have hundreds of aircra...

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by ikramerica
Tue Mar 06, 2018 10:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Update: Hawaiian signs 787 LOI
Replies: 840
Views: 95489

Re: A330-800 out, B787-9 in at Hawaiian? -Leeham

Hamilton was wrong in that they didn’t cancel when he first broke the news. But by the time Zeke was insisting that he changed his information 4 days ago, HA had by then already canceled the A338...

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by ikramerica
Tue Mar 06, 2018 10:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Update: Hawaiian signs 787 LOI
Replies: 840
Views: 95489

Re: Hawaiian officially orders 10 B787-9 aircraft

I wonder if part of the deal will involve Boeing performing/eating the cost of any necessary heavy checks to keep the remaining 767s flying until the 789s arrive?

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by ikramerica
Tue Mar 06, 2018 1:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus may leave UK unless there is urgent clarity on Brexit trade
Replies: 108
Views: 8602

Re: Airbus may leave UK unless there is urgent clarity on Brexit trade

The truth is that the EU planned to punish the UK during trade negotiations but doing so would harm many EU industries in the short and medium term.

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by ikramerica
Tue Mar 06, 2018 1:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: FT: UK-US Open Skies talks hit Brexit turbulence
Replies: 86
Views: 6902

Re: FT: UK-US Open Skies talks hit Brexit turbulence

There could be a sunset provision that grandfathers in VS and BA structure for a few years allowing them to work things out in an orderly fashion.

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by ikramerica
Mon Mar 05, 2018 6:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United replacing employee bonuses with new program
Replies: 125
Views: 12550

Re: United replacing employee bonuses with new program

As someone who has managed a unionized workforce, there is nothing I enjoy more than watching a company incentivize them outside of the CBA. You really see who is loyal to the company and wants to keep their job. The union will argue that it’s not in the CBA to do this to protect the bottom feeders...

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by ikramerica
Mon Mar 05, 2018 2:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 7 people seriously injured after wheel chair lift truck tips over and damages #2 engine of EK 77W at ISB
Replies: 14
Views: 3976

Re: 7 people seriously injured after wheel chair lift truck tips over and damages #2 engine of EK 77W at ISB

Aptivaboy wrote:
Curious, what's with the tape around the cowling?

Looks to be marking the boundary of the damage.

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by ikramerica
Sun Mar 04, 2018 5:41 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United replacing employee bonuses with new program
Replies: 125
Views: 12550

Re: United replacing employee bonuses with new program

Attendance bonuses are discriminatory. They favor unmarried, childless people with strong constitutions. The first two factors can not legally be rewarded, and the third is beyond the control of the employee. Any company who uses perfect attendance as a metric is just asking for a lawsuit. Yes, bec...

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by ikramerica
Sun Mar 04, 2018 4:05 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why was the A380F a failure?
Replies: 96
Views: 15886

Re: Why was the A380F a failure?

The reason the A380F didn’t move forward wasn’t simply that airbus decided not to pursue it. It was the combination of the global economy, program delays, lack of flexibility, and the 748F and 777F. It was the perfect storm of factors that made the A380F not worth the development costs for Airbus an...

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by ikramerica
Sun Mar 04, 2018 12:36 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United replacing employee bonuses with new program
Replies: 125
Views: 12550

Re: United replacing employee bonuses with new program

Attendance bonuses are discriminatory. They favor unmarried, childless people with strong constitutions. The first two factors can not legally be rewarded, and the third is beyond the control of the employee.

Any company who uses perfect attendance as a metric is just asking for a lawsuit.

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