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by hiflyeras
Sat May 25, 2019 11:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Motley Fool 5.19.2019 - Southwest Inter-Island Service, "doing extraordinarily well."
Replies: 67
Views: 9633

Re: Motley Fool 5.19.2019 - Southwest Inter-Island Service, "doing extraordinarily well."

Personally, I have taken the PDX to OGG route on a 737. It took 3 days to recover from the flight, as those seats are not ideal for 5 hour plus flights. I really wished I had taken Hawaiian instead. That coach seat of the exact same size on an aircraft other than a 737 would have made such a huge d...

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by hiflyeras
Fri May 24, 2019 12:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumor: AS trying to get B6
Replies: 207
Views: 29024

Re: Rumor: AS trying to get B6

I think the single biggest mistake ASA has made on transcons is slow playing the rollout on the transcon aircraft on satellite wifi and the new F cabin...its a big mistake. Satellite wifi is supposed to be completed fleet-wide by the end of 2020. It's a big project, requiring major downtime for an ...

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by hiflyeras
Fri May 24, 2019 1:04 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SEA IAF update and Ed Bastian comments
Replies: 63
Views: 8970

Re: SEA IAF update and Ed Bastian comments

Slide 13...an ‘Emirates 737’. ;)

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by hiflyeras
Thu May 23, 2019 3:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: FAA Inspectors Accusing Agency of Negligence
Replies: 37
Views: 3413

Re: FAA Inspectors Accusing Agency of Negligence

Certain airlines have had the FAA in their pocket for years...it's only lately that they've been found out.

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by hiflyeras
Thu May 23, 2019 2:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Motley Fool 5.19.2019 - Southwest Inter-Island Service, "doing extraordinarily well."
Replies: 67
Views: 9633

Re: Motley Fool 5.19.2019 - Southwest Inter-Island Service, "doing extraordinarily well."

The problem is, the statement is incredibly vague. U.S. carriers don't cite route profits. They don't give route load factors. They don't give route avg fares (although those are available with delay from DOT-100s). Doing extraordinarily well has little meaning. Exceeding expectations has no meanin...

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by hiflyeras
Thu May 23, 2019 2:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumor: AS trying to get B6
Replies: 207
Views: 29024

Re: Rumor: AS trying to get B6

Why do I even bother reading threads like this when I know they'll degenerate into absurdity? All the majors are in the dumps right now...look at their stock prices! AS still has a lack of visibility on transcons from California. That'll improve but will take time...meanwhile, right-size the schedul...

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by hiflyeras
Mon May 20, 2019 2:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Greater Seattle Airport
Replies: 111
Views: 11283

Re: New Greater Seattle Airport

KSEA does have an airport master plan that actually runs through in detail all the things they can do to increase capacity and reliability. So instead of reinventing the wheel on A.net we could just go look at that document and ask what's holding it back from implementation. Thank you! Yes, the Por...

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by hiflyeras
Sat May 18, 2019 1:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumor: American Airlines To Bring Back Seatback IFEs On Domestic Aircraft
Replies: 169
Views: 19147

Re: Rumor: American Airlines To Bring Back Seatback IFEs On Domestic Aircraft

My preference is the AS solution. Free streaming entertainment, tablet clips, and tablets to rent on flights that are long enough for it to make a difference. Even on AS you don't find tablet rentals anymore except transcons and Hawaii. The majority of frequent travelers own a tablet...and if they'...

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by hiflyeras
Fri May 17, 2019 10:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Seatac and Mt St Helens 1980
Replies: 11
Views: 2875

Re: Seatac and Mt St Helens 1980

Western727 wrote:
[Shut the front door, two hours!! That's something, alright.


We were actually running on time that day ;)

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by hiflyeras
Thu May 16, 2019 9:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Seatac and Mt St Helens 1980
Replies: 11
Views: 2875

Re: Seatac and Mt St Helens 1980

I was in college, working for Amtrak at the time, and on a run from PDX-SEA. The Toutle River Bridge we crossed over only a couple of hours earlier was washed out. I'm working on jets now but working on the rails was a great experience.

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by hiflyeras
Sat May 11, 2019 12:47 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alaska Airlines repaints Airbus fleet
Replies: 745
Views: 165284

Re: Alaska Airlines repaints Airbus fleet

I was surprised to see at SEA today an AS 737-800 in the 'old' paint scheme. I wonder how many are left unpainted amongst the Boeing airframes?

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by hiflyeras
Fri May 10, 2019 2:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: When will PDX-MIA/FLL happen?
Replies: 40
Views: 3912

Re: When will PDX-MIA/FLL happen?

PDX thinks it should have all the same point to point as SEA. This silliness has existed for years. Both DL and AS have tried plenty of routes out of PDX over the years that couldn't sustain themselves. If B6 can make it work with a A220 then great....or NK with their sizeable FLL hub you'd think mi...

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by hiflyeras
Fri May 10, 2019 2:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Canada Jazz plane collides with fuel tanker truck at Toronto Pearson
Replies: 47
Views: 7839

Re: Air Canada Jazz plane collides with fuel tanker truck at Toronto Pearson

The poor captain...likely has at least his left leg crushed. Might have ended his career. :(

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by hiflyeras
Thu May 09, 2019 11:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: California Pacific for sale
Replies: 34
Views: 6317

Re: California Pacific for sale

Every time I see the name 'California Pacific' mentioned on here I laugh to myself. Love the perseverence of the ownership but it was never anything more than a pipe dream. The name has absolutely no value and is unknown to anyone other than airliners.net members. But agree that the certificate does...

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by hiflyeras
Tue Apr 30, 2019 11:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alaska earns top spot in passenger satisfaction; Southwest drops
Replies: 73
Views: 7387

Re: Alaska earns top spot in passenger satisfaction; Southwest drops

I think it's AS's portfolio of mileage partners that push it ahead of WN and B6. I have my issues with premium seat availability using AS miles but if you're not insistent on a big seat you can get pretty much anywhere in the world using AS mileage redemption.

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by hiflyeras
Tue Apr 30, 2019 12:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alaska earns top spot in passenger satisfaction; Southwest drops
Replies: 73
Views: 7387

Alaska Airlines tops in customer satisfaction

Despite the challenges of the acquisition and integration of VX, AS comes out #`1 in customer satisfaction according to The American Customer Satisfaction Index. Surprising and bodes well for AS in the future if they can win this award with the obstacles they've faced in the last year. https://www.u...

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by hiflyeras
Fri Apr 26, 2019 3:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AS’s Airbus network post VX
Replies: 85
Views: 10609

Re: AS’s Airbus network post VX

Have a drink then dinner...first 1hr 30 min
Watch a movie or get some work done...2 hrs
Recline to lie-flat and try to sleep... maybe 1hr 30 min
Prepare for landing 30 min out
Total 5:30

Unless it’s a red eye (which does not earn a premium rasm) I just don’t see the great need.

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by hiflyeras
Wed Apr 24, 2019 11:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AS’s Airbus network post VX
Replies: 85
Views: 10609

Re: AS’s Airbus network post VX

I think it's ridiculous that people expect a lie-flat seat on a carrier with an average flight time of probably 2:30. Yes, it might be nice on a transcon or Hawaii-West Coast redeye but they're not going to spend the $100mil or whatever it would take to install lie-flat on 200+ airframes for probabl...

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by hiflyeras
Sun Apr 21, 2019 9:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: OAG Changes 4/21/2019:AA Drops LAX-STS;HU Adds ORD-CTU;WN MAX Cuts;WS Drops BOS-YHZ
Replies: 90
Views: 15007

Re: OAG Changes 4/21/2019:AA Drops LAX-STS;HU Adds ORD-CTU;WN MAX Cuts;WS Drops BOS-YHZ

wedgetail737 wrote:
I kind of wondered if Alaska's schedule have stabilized some since there hasn't been that much churn in their schedules from this post's POV.


Nice to see things apparently stabilizing at AS. I imagine soon we’ll see the normal fall reductions announced.

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by hiflyeras
Fri Apr 12, 2019 10:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: a movie on Max Ward of Wardair
Replies: 9
Views: 1183

Re: a movie on Max Ward of Wardair

My first flight on a 747 was on Wardair from YVR-LGW. Great memories of drinking in the upstairs lounge at 17 years old! LOL

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by hiflyeras
Thu Apr 04, 2019 12:46 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qantas FA sacked for drinking alcohol inflight
Replies: 23
Views: 6603

Re: Qantas FA sacked for drinking alcohol inflight

Afraid this isn't news...flight crew get fired for drinking on the job probably every day in the airline industry...as well as every other place of work. Same with drug use...or theft...or sick leave abuse. People throw away a great career for making stupid decisions.

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by hiflyeras
Thu Mar 21, 2019 5:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: B6 Situation
Replies: 143
Views: 19354

Re: B6 Situation

dtremit wrote:

Huh?

AS serves exactly 11 non-coastal US cities. JetBlue serves 17.


And just how many of those destinations are actually in the US and not in the Caribbean? Where are MCI, IND, OKC, STL, ICT, MKE? Lots of places to go that aren't just leisure destinations like probably most of those 17.

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by hiflyeras
Thu Mar 21, 2019 2:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: B6 Situation
Replies: 143
Views: 19354

Re: B6 Situation

B6's problem is they don't serve the middle of the country. AS has done a masterful job of linking the middle of the US with the west coast but B6 has barely begun and it seems like they're not really interested. If egos allowed, a merger of AS, B6 and HA would be a sight to see! I think AS should s...

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by hiflyeras
Sun Mar 17, 2019 4:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: OAG Changes 3/17/2019: NK Closes CAP;UA Suspends SFO-AMS
Replies: 100
Views: 14469

Re: OAG Changes 3/17/2019: NK Closes CAP;UA Suspends SFO-AMS

So much for capacity restraint...NK and WN are going all out. It's shocking to read the huge additions to some frequencies by WN and all the new flying by NK.

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by hiflyeras
Thu Mar 07, 2019 1:22 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Could AS + B6 = rebrand as "National Airlines" ?
Replies: 47
Views: 5399

Re: Could AS + B6 = rebrand as "National Airlines" ?

AA, DL, UA and WN would like nothing more than to kill off AS and B6. AS is in for a fight from the west coast to Hawaii. B6 is in a fight in BOS (much like AS was in SEA when DL decided to go big) and DL/AA at JFK. Both are battling low yields on transcon flights with shallower pockets than their c...

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by hiflyeras
Tue Mar 05, 2019 5:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest get final authorization from FAA to begin Hawaii service
Replies: 341
Views: 42726

Re: Southwest get final authorization from FAA to begin Hawaii service

So please correct me if I'm wrong. Is it true that WN's Rapid Rewards has no restrictions on the number of seats on each flight that can be redeemed? If true, all of those 'sold out' flights might be flying with a handful of people paying $49 and the rest flying for free. Ouch. Of course we'll likel...

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by hiflyeras
Sat Mar 02, 2019 12:11 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest get final authorization from FAA to begin Hawaii service
Replies: 341
Views: 42726

Re: Southwest get final authorization from FAA to begin Hawaii service

Positions in open time have begun appearing in the flight attendant’s scheduling software starting April 1st. However, a March 15th start date is rumored Here is a sample pairing that indicates inter island flights will go on sale from the start: https://ibb.co/8YFCdtY This is likely proprietary in...

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by hiflyeras
Wed Feb 27, 2019 7:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: B6 Announces Major BOS Expansion
Replies: 115
Views: 19724

Re: B6 Announces Major BOS Expansion

No way in hell that AS is giving up out of perimeter slots to anyone ever. Especially with HQ2 now solely in Arlington, VA.

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by hiflyeras
Tue Feb 26, 2019 4:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Eastern Airlines ORD Flight Attendant Bid Sheet - June 1985
Replies: 2
Views: 834

Re: Eastern Airlines ORD Flight Attendant Bid Sheet - June 1985

So fun to look at! Thanks for sharing...takes me back to the 'old' days (notice I didn't say 'good').

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by hiflyeras
Mon Feb 25, 2019 10:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: WN 8725 KOAK - PHNL She's on her way!
Replies: 456
Views: 47404

Re: Updated: WN 8725 KOAK - PHNL She's on her way!

Sounds like a whimper, not a roar if this is true.

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by hiflyeras
Mon Feb 25, 2019 10:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA492 Unstable Go-Around at GIB / Diverted to AGP
Replies: 114
Views: 24018

Re: BA492 Unstable Go-Around at GIB / Diverted to AGP

Interesting to read what might have caused this...my first thought was poor airmanship that could have ended very badly.

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by hiflyeras
Sun Feb 24, 2019 8:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: OAG Changes 2/24/2019: UP Drops IAH;UA Adds MSS/OGS/PIR/ATY;MS to IAD;AC Drops JAX,SEA-YYC;3M Adds MCO-VPS
Replies: 51
Views: 9701

Re: OAG Changes 2/24/2019: UP Drops IAH;UA Adds MSS/OGS/PIR/ATY;MS to IAD;AC Drops JAX,SEA-YYC;3M Adds MCO-VPS

wedgetail737 wrote:
It's too bad AC's season YYC-SEA has ended.


Didn't DL recently announce they were dropping SEA-YYC as well? Time for QX to add another flight!

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by hiflyeras
Sat Feb 23, 2019 6:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest Airlines Declares Maintenance Emergency
Replies: 184
Views: 34481

Re: Southwest Airlines Declares Maintenance Emergency

Supposedly they're announcing a start date for Hawaii on Monday. They need to announce a contract settlement with their mechanics.

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by hiflyeras
Tue Feb 19, 2019 4:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: FAA Probes Southwest Airlines Over Baggage Weight Discrepancies- WSJ
Replies: 98
Views: 13890

Re: FAA Probes Southwest Airlines Over Baggage Weight Discrepancies- WSJ

I'm surprised no one has brought up runway excursions in MDW and BUR during inclement weather. An overweight aircraft could certainly have a longer stopping distance than one that was not overweight. WN has long been known for their playing catchup when it came to their reservation system so it's no...

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by hiflyeras
Mon Feb 18, 2019 3:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AS new interior
Replies: 140
Views: 27299

Re: AS new interior

Good riddance to those gaudy, purple plexiglass class dividers on L-VX. They look like they came from a strip club.

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by hiflyeras
Fri Feb 15, 2019 6:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alaska Airlines repaints Airbus fleet
Replies: 745
Views: 165284

Re: Alaska Airlines starts repainting Airbus fleet

I heard they have to pay their licensing fee to SRB/Virgin Group as long as the name is still out there. No wonder they're in a hurry! ;)

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by hiflyeras
Fri Feb 15, 2019 3:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alaska Airlines repaints Airbus fleet
Replies: 745
Views: 165284

Re: Alaska Airlines starts repainting Airbus fleet

I love how they're getting this done so fast! The new interiors come next...they look fantastic and the satellite wi-fi is going to be a hit on flights to Hawaii, Mexico, etc.

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by hiflyeras
Fri Feb 08, 2019 1:11 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Sun Country: New PDX Pilot Base by July
Replies: 34
Views: 3303

Re: Sun Country: New PDX Pilot Base by July

Thanks, FA9295...I didn't realize that they flew such a meager schedule. For now anyway! ;)

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by hiflyeras
Fri Feb 08, 2019 12:46 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Sun Country: New PDX Pilot Base by July
Replies: 34
Views: 3303

Re: Sun Country: New PDX Pilot Base by July

Sounds like AS needs to step up their game in PDX...they've always felt like they play second-fiddle to SEA. True to a point but SEA is their main hub. They HAVE tried routes out of PDX and they don't always stick. It'll be interesting to see what SY can make work that AS didn't.

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by hiflyeras
Thu Feb 07, 2019 5:26 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: DL apologizes and pulls “creepy” napkins with Coke ad
Replies: 50
Views: 4507

Re: DL apoloogies and pulls “creepy” napkins with Coke ad

What idiots. How can major corporations be so clueless? They think it's 'cute' and they got their buzz from it...but certainly not what they expected.

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by hiflyeras
Wed Feb 06, 2019 3:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: WN 8725 KOAK - PHNL She's on her way!
Replies: 456
Views: 47404

Re: Updated: WN 8725 KOAK - PHNL She's on her way!

I'm failing to see how the WN product is all that much different than AS, who seems to just fine to the islands. AS has assigned seats, premium economy, first class, power at every seat (AC and USB), multiple meal and snack options, mileage redemption with over a dozen airlines worldwide, Satellite...

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by hiflyeras
Sat Feb 02, 2019 4:25 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: WN 8725 KOAK - PHNL She's on her way!
Replies: 456
Views: 47404

Re: WN and Hawaii.

Very exciting for WN! It's more than one or two proving flights though...keep an eye out this week and maybe the next.

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by hiflyeras
Sun Jan 20, 2019 12:14 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA off runway at ORD
Replies: 40
Views: 10636

Re: UA off runway at ORD

WN732 wrote:
I guess United has a systemic issue and their safety culture needs to be evaluated.


Touche. Not a good week for aviation. Maybe ATC is feeling the stress of working for free?

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by hiflyeras
Sat Jan 19, 2019 12:01 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SWA 1643 Runway Excursion at OMA
Replies: 82
Views: 10453

Re: SWA 1643 Runway Overrun at OMA

LOL an excursion into the overrun. It's like they're on a friggin' cruise or something. WN has a hard time staying out of the news...that's all I'm saying.

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by hiflyeras
Fri Jan 18, 2019 11:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SWA 1643 Runway Excursion at OMA
Replies: 82
Views: 10453

Re: SWA 1643 Runway Overrun at OMA

Bradin wrote:
Also consider the sheer volume of flights WN operates daily in the US alone.


No one else seems to have the problem of staying on the runway except WN. Good luck with your ETOPS application.

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by hiflyeras
Fri Jan 18, 2019 9:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alaska Airlines ordered to pay Virgin America flight attendants for unpaid wages for duty time, etc.
Replies: 56
Views: 8289

Re: Alaska Airlines ordered to pay Virgin America flight attendants for unpaid wages for duty time, etc.

FlightLevel360 wrote:
No denying that AS has treated nothing about VX well


You know nothing, John Snow. The merger has gone very well and flight crews are now mergered as of next month. Their February schedules have been bid for and posted. The timeline for the joining of the two is complete.

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by hiflyeras
Fri Jan 18, 2019 7:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alaska Airlines ordered to pay Virgin America flight attendants for unpaid wages for duty time, etc.
Replies: 56
Views: 8289

Re: Alaska Airlines ordered to pay Virgin America flight attendants for unpaid wages for duty time, etc.

Federal labor law for flight crews overrules local or state law. It would be chaos if airlines had to adhere to different laws depending on where the crew was based...Judy makes more than Bob just because she is based in California and Bob is based in Texas. Organized labor that represents flight cr...

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by hiflyeras
Thu Jan 17, 2019 4:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AS new interior
Replies: 140
Views: 27299

Re: AS new interior

I had a small part in the old carpet bulkhead design so am sad to see it go. That said, yes it's old and dated but when it was introduced it was beautiful! That’s a cool, claim to fame story. What was your small part? A friend worked for Teague as an artist/designer and they'd gotten the AS account...

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