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by Passedv1
Tue Mar 28, 2017 6:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Westjet Near Water Impact in Sint Maarten
Replies: 116
Views: 31219

Re: Westjet Near Water Impact in Sint Maarten

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=uN3Fd0x0FoQ


Incredible to see how much time it took before the go around was initiated



...before you can see/hear the results of the go-around being initiated.
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76er wrote:
Another video popped up:

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=uN3Fd0x0FoQ


Incredible to see how much time it took before the go around was initiated



...before you can see/hear the results of the go-around being initiated.

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by Passedv1
Sat Mar 25, 2017 12:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737 MAX Production Thread - Part 1
Replies: 257
Views: 50198

Re: Boeing 737 MAX Production Thread - Part 1

Can someone enlighten me why Southwest will take delivery of at least 9 737 MAX aircraft before putting them into service? I have never heard this before, airline tend to put expensive aircraft into service immediately. I believe it has something to do with the Pilot contracts, WN wanted to operate...

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by Passedv1
Sat Mar 25, 2017 11:53 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Pilots: AA leaving behind standby passengers to improve on-time departure
Replies: 54
Views: 11297

Re: Pilots: AA leaving behind standby passengers to improve on-time departure

Sorry, was not clear. I was in paid F Then since you arrived at the gate 10 minutes prior to departure, fare class is not relevant. You had a responsibility to be at gate 15 minutes prior to arrival. It's in the Contract of Carriage: https://www.aa.com/i18n/customer-service/support/conditions-of-ca...

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by Passedv1
Sat Mar 25, 2017 11:30 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: When Flights Resumed on 9/13/2001
Replies: 6
Views: 2838

Re: When Flights Resumed on 9/13/2001

I've read that flights that were diverted on 9/11 were permitted to fly to their original destinations on 9/13. Were their passengers aboard and did any previously scheduled flights fly on 9/14? The early flights were repositions with no passengers. I don't recall the exact dates. I don't think tha...

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by Passedv1
Thu Mar 23, 2017 6:54 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alaska Airlines Brand Update Announcement 3/23
Replies: 244
Views: 19696

Re: Alaska Airlines Brand Update Announcement 3/23

A Mashable article headline reads people are heartbroken over the elimination of Virgin America. I don't know if there's ever been an airline with so many likes. AS definitely can't bank on the VX customer coming along...for the frequent flyer program. http://mashable.com/2017/03/23/virgin-america-...

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by Passedv1
Thu Mar 23, 2017 6:41 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alaska Airlines Brand Update Announcement 3/23
Replies: 244
Views: 19696

Re: Alaska Airlines Brand Update Announcement 3/23

There certainly is a different vibe flying Virgin America. Flying AS, or DL or most majors out of SEA, you're getting crews that generally were around when the 727-100 was plying the skies. It shows often times in their moods. Playing hip music in the boarding area isn't going to help. But...I go b...

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by Passedv1
Thu Mar 23, 2017 4:09 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alaska Airlines Brand Update Announcement 3/23
Replies: 244
Views: 19696

Re: Alaska Airlines Brand Update Announcement 3/23

Virgin Alaska :stirthepot: I can see some kind of IAG style set up where the brands are separate, bUT every single other aspect is integrated including seniority. They'll probably shift the focus of VX east to keep the intraCalifornia flying under the AS brand. I think you have the right idea with ...

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by Passedv1
Thu Mar 16, 2017 7:35 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JetBlue launches fleet review with E190 cost concerns
Replies: 54
Views: 11789

Re: JetBlue launches fleet review with E190 cost concerns

enilria wrote:
once you consider their sunk cost.


The POINT of calling something a "sunk cost" is that it is NOT to be considerded.

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by Passedv1
Mon Mar 13, 2017 9:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What is the exact name of those high turbulent clouds??
Replies: 10
Views: 1688

Re: What caused the heavy turbulence of my flight?

Hello folks, Id like to know the name of the cloud layer that caused the heavy turbulence of my flight from Düsseldorf to Madrid with an Iberia Airbus A320 (20.07.2016). It occured at 35.000 feet (30NM south of Paris) 20:50 local time. The pilot requested to climb 2.000 feet higher to overfly the c...

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by Passedv1
Sun Mar 12, 2017 12:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Man Refusing To Pay $12 For Blanket Makes Scene--Flight Diverted
Replies: 83
Views: 10413

Re: Man Refusing To Pay $12 For Blanket Makes Scene--Flight Diverted

I know the crew involved. I have spoken with one of the flight attendants that worked this flight. I am not able to discuss this incident in detail as I value my employment with HA. What I think we can all agree on is that whether deserved or not, HA is receiving a lot of negative publicity about t...

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by Passedv1
Sun Mar 12, 2017 3:47 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Westjet Near Water Impact in Sint Maarten
Replies: 116
Views: 31219

Re: Westjet Near Water Impact in Sint Maarten

The new video make it clearly less bad then originally reported by the picture. The difference in height between the two videos is maybe 50'. The airplane is in positive control the whole time. The airplane got out of position to nake a normal landing...they went around. This is not a huge deal. Ma...

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by Passedv1
Sat Mar 11, 2017 4:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Westjet Near Water Impact in Sint Maarten
Replies: 116
Views: 31219

Re: Westjet Near Water Impact in Sint Maarten

The new video make it clearly less bad then originally reported by the picture. The difference in height between the two videos is maybe 50'. The airplane is in positive control the whole time. The airplane got out of position to nake a normal landing...they went around. This is not a huge deal.

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by Passedv1
Sat Mar 11, 2017 7:25 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Westjet Near Water Impact in Sint Maarten
Replies: 116
Views: 31219

Re: Westjet Near Water Impact in Sint Maarten

Rapidly changing altimeter causing airplane to have wrong setting? Combined with the weird angle who knows. I bet they had already started the missed when this picture was taken. They clearly had view of the terrain. For the article to call this an "incident" is probably overblown. Looking...

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by Passedv1
Sat Mar 11, 2017 6:41 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AS aircraft and deicing truck collide at BOS
Replies: 20
Views: 4120

Re: AS aircraft and deicing truck collide at BOS

http://fox5sandiego.com/2017/03/10/san- ... in-boston/

This news report is saying the deice truck hit the plane.
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http://fox5sandiego.com/2017/03/10/san- ... in-boston/

This news report is saying the deice truck hit the plane.

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by Passedv1
Thu Mar 09, 2017 9:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Man Refusing To Pay $12 For Blanket Makes Scene--Flight Diverted
Replies: 83
Views: 10413

Re: Man Refusing To Pay $12 For Blanket Makes Scene--Flight Diverted

Slightly on topic - the flight attendant/crew member needs an 'attitude' adjustment. 1). The person should be better empowered. The agent/crew member should feel so empowered that they have the sovereignty to not only react, but properly assess, and then have a capable response to said threat. The ...

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by Passedv1
Tue Mar 07, 2017 12:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737-9 MAX Roll Out
Replies: 98
Views: 15340

Re: Boeing 737-9 MAX Roll Out

It's certainly classy but inside it is quite tight and noisy and not really made for todays screen sizes and panel areas needed. It works fine and it's good to keep it but a new designed cockpit would certainly look different. Just take some 787 cockpit. Yes...and some tail-deice...and modernize th...

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by Passedv1
Tue Feb 28, 2017 3:04 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BLOOMBERG: Buffet May Acquire Entire Airline
Replies: 39
Views: 10397

Re: BLOOMBERG: Buffet May Acquire Entire Airline

Berkshire Hathaway has enough cash on hand to buy any airline it wanted to. Berkshire is not a fixer company. They invest in established, profitable companies with good, consistent returns over time. I think SWA seems likeliest. My next guess would be Alaska.

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by Passedv1
Sun Feb 19, 2017 12:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Flight Attendant Leaves 60lbs Cocaine Behind @ LAX
Replies: 139
Views: 33971

Re: Flight Attendant Leaves 60lbs Cocaine Behind @ LAX

I don't understand, however, that crews don't get checked every time in the US. We always have to go through a metal detector and bag scanner before every flight here in Europe. What really got it going was the push-back from the flight crews about the full body scanners. There actually are some re...

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by Passedv1
Sun Feb 19, 2017 12:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Cessna Caravan and FedEX
Replies: 50
Views: 6902

Re: Cessna Caravan and FedEX

Shortest distance? Probably about 37 miles HNL-MKK flown by Corporate Air 208s but in FedEx livery. I had a friend who was saying that the pay is really low and it was popular for new pilots to accrue hours. From my understanding, Corporate Air does all of the inter island shipments for FedEx into ...

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by Passedv1
Sun Feb 12, 2017 8:10 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Pilots Union reaches tentative agreement with HA...Cha-Ching
Replies: 4
Views: 1074

Re: Pilots Union reaches tentative agreement with HA...Cha-Ching

As far as pay goes, It's not how much of an increase the contract gives you, it's how the new rates stack against the current market wages. Hawaiian has been paying their pilots less to fly widebodies, what most other airlines were paying narrowbody pilots. I'm surprised they were able to get any re...

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by Passedv1
Thu Feb 09, 2017 11:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates Says Flight Was Delayed After Delta Withheld $300 Spare Part
Replies: 188
Views: 20774

Re: Emirates Says Flight Was Delayed After Delta Withheld $300 Spare Part

And this was Delta's responsibility to bail them out? Why?

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by Passedv1
Thu Feb 02, 2017 1:16 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AS adds ABQ-SNA
Replies: 29
Views: 3264

Re: AS adds ABQ-SNA

...sorry...wrong thread.

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by Passedv1
Thu Feb 02, 2017 1:08 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: OAG Changes 2/3/2017:AA Suspends JFK-TUS,UP Delays TPA Again,AS/DL/G4/NK/UA
Replies: 77
Views: 10629

Re: OAG Changes 2/3/2017:AA Suspends JFK-TUS,UP Delays TPA Again,AS/DL/G4/NK/UA

Thanks for doing this...it might be interesting to include VX since we will presumably start seeing some swapping of flights between AS & VX.

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by Passedv1
Fri Jan 20, 2017 1:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What's AS's Plans For Intra-Alaska Flying 2017+
Replies: 47
Views: 10081

Re: What's AS's Plans For Intra-Alaska Flying 2017+

I think you will eventually see 175's or q's for everything. I think in 5 years scheduled freighter service are the only mainline flights intra-Alaska.

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by Passedv1
Fri Jan 13, 2017 5:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AS 322 diverts SJC due to unknown substance and sick crew
Replies: 5
Views: 1103

Re: AS 322 diverts SJC due to unknown substance and sick crew

Just a guess..."White substance" = ice from packs.

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by Passedv1
Thu Jan 12, 2017 12:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing defines 737-10MAX
Replies: 540
Views: 75617

Re: Boeing defines 737-10MAX

I have been a NY Giants fan my whole life; they were just crushed by the Lions and are done for the season. Are you sure you are a fan? I seem to remember the game being in Green Bay. The Lions never crush anybody in the playoffs. Hah...you're right....i'm a fan but junior so i'm flying on Sundays ...

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by Passedv1
Wed Jan 11, 2017 6:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing defines 737-10MAX
Replies: 540
Views: 75617

Re: Boeing defines 737-10MAX

counted 6 posts in a row disparinging the 737. It looks like A.net is so in love with the A321, the blinders might be on. For me at least I don't accept your binary choice that you have presented. I do disperage the 737 and do wish it's days were numbered because I wanted to see the new Boeing jet ...

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by Passedv1
Wed Jan 11, 2017 11:11 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing defines 737-10MAX
Replies: 540
Views: 75617

Re: Boeing defines 737-10MAX

This is like a bad horror movie where the monster keeps coming back.

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by Passedv1
Sun Jan 08, 2017 2:45 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What's AS's Plans For Intra-Alaska Flying 2017+
Replies: 47
Views: 10081

Re: RE: What's AS's Plans For Intra-Alaska Flying 2017+

Quoting seabosdca (Reply 5): I'd like to know which Alaska airports (if any) would present a problem for the 738. I think the airline could fill 738s on the southeastern routes during most of the year, but I've been told on a couple of occasions that they aren't permitted to operate into certain ai...

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by Passedv1
Wed Jan 04, 2017 11:44 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United flight diverted following a ‘racist rant’ and abuse by passenger
Replies: 85
Views: 10123

Re: United flight diverted following a ‘racist rant’ and abuse by passenger

traindoc wrote:
Have we reached the point where airliners need a holding cell for bad behaving passengers? Maybe in the cargo bay? Something like a "time out" room in a psychiatric hospital.


The Problem is that it would probably be more confortable than a middle seat in coach.

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by Passedv1
Wed Dec 28, 2016 11:19 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: ATC Error Nearly Causes Crash near LAX
Replies: 169
Views: 30534

Re: ATC Error Nearly Causes Crash near LAX

If you get a 270 turn instruction either ATC states "long way"...emphasizes LEFT TURN...if a controller casually gives you a long way around turn it would be normal to question it.

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by Passedv1
Mon Dec 26, 2016 6:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: ATC Error Nearly Causes Crash near LAX
Replies: 169
Views: 30534

Re: ATC Error Nearly Causes Crash near LAX

controller's colloquial use of [i]southbound Sorry...perhaps it is not standard terminology but how is "turn southbound" a coloquial use of the term. There were probably 4 pilots on that flight deck...not one of them had enough english ability to understand "turn southbound"? Re...

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by Passedv1
Mon Dec 26, 2016 2:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: ATC Error Nearly Causes Crash near LAX
Replies: 169
Views: 30534

Re: ATC Error Nearly Causes Crash near LAX

What about the 270 heading instruction that followed a few seconds after the right turn instruction? They were still heading north and at that point she wanted to turn them back to the west away from the mountains and traffic out of ONT. And they were heading north because at the point she realized...

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by Passedv1
Wed Dec 21, 2016 12:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alaska/Virgin America New Hub?
Replies: 122
Views: 13487

Re: Alaska/Virgin America New Hub?

I don't think AS sees itself as very competetive for corporate accounts. AS goes after the "premium leisure" market and that is what has them dominating profitability-wise. VX had a great on-board product, however, they were a marginally profitable airline, at best. AS has thus far demonst...

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by Passedv1
Wed Dec 21, 2016 12:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Island Air (WP) Leasing 3 Q400's
Replies: 17
Views: 3389

Re: Island Air (WP) Leasing 3 Q400's

Are these the Ex-YX aircraft sitting in YYZ in UA colors? Didn't WP already operate the Q400?? WP was slated to take delivery of Q's ~2 years ago but dropped the order for financial reasons. They operated the 400 for several months but the type was plaqued with implementation issues. They had a who...

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by Passedv1
Wed Dec 21, 2016 3:59 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: ATC Error Nearly Causes Crash near LAX
Replies: 169
Views: 30534

Re: ATC Error Nearly Causes Crash near LAX

I don't know the exact rules, and perhaps she could have phrased it differently but I think she was saying turn south because of the radar lag...she wanted them the shortest way around to south. Sometimes because of the radar lag when giving a turn close to 180 degrees you end up sending them around...

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by Passedv1
Mon Dec 19, 2016 3:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alaska/Virgin America New Hub?
Replies: 122
Views: 13487

Re: Alaska/Virgin America New Hub?

You can't compare VX product and AS product to predict what current VX passengers will choose. You have to compare AS product to their next best alternative. So United will be their choice? Please. Airlines have been experimenting for decades on what services passengers are willing to pay for when t...

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by Passedv1
Sat Dec 17, 2016 12:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Speculation of an Alaska/JetBlue Merger In the Future
Replies: 23
Views: 4044

Re: Speculation of an Alaska/JetBlue Merger In the Future

I would not have thought much of this thread had BT himself not lumped ASVX/JB/HA together. Granted he was not talking about a merger by any means, however he did lump them all together as serving the same market (non corporate contract fliers interested in a quality airline product<--- my bad para-...

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by Passedv1
Sat Dec 17, 2016 12:27 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: How many landing/take off cycles required to move to new type i.e.: 777 to 787
Replies: 5
Views: 1493

Re: How many landing/take off cycles required to move to new type i.e.: 777 to 787

The normal for IOE (Initial Operating Experience) is about 25 hours which occurs in the airplane. Also keep in mind that there are various "gate events" that require a certain level of proficiency be demonstrated prior to moving on to the next section of training.

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by Passedv1
Thu Dec 15, 2016 10:08 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AS Adds SFO-MCO/MSP/SNA, Seems Committed to DCA/LGA
Replies: 114
Views: 11688

Re: AS Adds SFO-MCO/MSP/SNA, Seems Committed to DCA/LGA

Is it also damning that San Francisco, Los Angeles, Washington, and New York don't break out the airports also? As you know, those airports are mentioned by name in the release. DAL is a new AS focus city being added from VX and it is mentioned nowhere. It's been ONE day. I think your speculation a...

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by Passedv1
Wed Dec 14, 2016 6:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DOJ Approves AS/VX merger
Replies: 182
Views: 20226

Re: DOJ Approves AS/VX merger

Starting December 19th... Mileage Plan members can earn Mileage Plan miles on Virgin America flights, and Elevate members can earn Elevate points on Alaska Airlines flights. Mileage Plan MVP, Gold and Gold 75K members will receive priority check-in and boarding on Virgin America flights and Virgin A...

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by Passedv1
Tue Dec 13, 2016 9:26 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DOJ Approves AS/VX merger
Replies: 182
Views: 20226

Re: DOJ Approves AS/VX merger

AS/VX deal to close WED December 14.

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by Passedv1
Mon Dec 12, 2016 6:30 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Pilots Lied About Low Fuel For Priority Landings
Replies: 21
Views: 8177

Re: Pilots Lied About Low Fuel For Priority Landings

Really? You don't see the slippery slope laid out before us? I declare "min-fuel"..."I raise your min-fuel and declare a fuel emergency"..."Oh yeah...I call your fuel emergency and raise you a flame-out"...etc. Or how about..."roger your min-fuel declaration that ...

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by Passedv1
Fri Dec 09, 2016 11:26 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 6G 737-800 incident raises questions about safety culture
Replies: 113
Views: 23013

Re: 6G 737-800 incident raises questions about safety culture

...which in English is: "When we got out to the runway, the engines revved up, and when the aircraft was about to accelerate , the engines were switched off and the electricity as well. That means that the aircraft had not moved , such as has been stated elsewhere, says Gletne." (Undersco...

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by Passedv1
Fri Dec 09, 2016 11:17 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 6G 737-800 incident raises questions about safety culture
Replies: 113
Views: 23013

Re: Norwegian 737-800 incident raises questions about safety culture

Floppie wrote:
You pay peanuts, you get monkeys...


Hah! Okay I'm stealing that one.

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by Passedv1
Fri Dec 09, 2016 11:08 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Pilots Lied About Low Fuel For Priority Landings
Replies: 21
Views: 8177

Re: Pilots Lied About Low Fuel For Priority Landings

From Bloomberg Asia today - IndiGo and Spicejet pilots apparently lied about low fuel warnings on at least 3 different occasions for priority landings: https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2016-12-08/impish-pilots-crying-wolf-over-fuel-raises-india-air-safety-risk This must raise safety concerns...

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by Passedv1
Fri Dec 09, 2016 11:00 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DOT Proposes allowing voice calls onboard
Replies: 37
Views: 2847

Re: DOT Proposes allowing voice calls onboard

I guess many dont remember the GTE Airfone build into back of seats or in the armrest. Dont recall ever having a weird look when people used those in late 1980s the 90s. Was pretty cool and helpfull. Oh, I remember the Airfones-I'm sure YOU weren't one of them but none of the annoying people poster...

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by Passedv1
Thu Dec 08, 2016 10:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DOT Proposes allowing voice calls onboard
Replies: 37
Views: 2847

Re: DOT Proposes allowing voice calls onboard

This is such a bad idea. First off, you make your arrangements before you leave...today's technology is such that the people on the ground often know arrival time/status better than you do. Every airline has alerts that will text/e-mail your ride if things change. Second...If you were so important t...

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by Passedv1
Wed Dec 07, 2016 4:29 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DOJ Approves AS/VX merger
Replies: 182
Views: 20226

Re: DOJ Approves AS/VX merger

When can the "secret" airplane fly...deal close or sooner?

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by Passedv1
Tue Dec 06, 2016 9:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DOJ Approves AS/VX merger
Replies: 182
Views: 20226

Re: DOJ Approves AS/VX merger

I bet AS will close the DAL operation. Use the jets on other routes. Possibly cancel Airbus orders. Where will AS get aircraft quickly enough to pull this all off if they reject the Airbus order? Defer MAX deliveries further at least until the FAA finalizes it's classic&NG&MAX operator trai...

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