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by Passedv1
Fri Feb 16, 2018 10:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United 1175 - Engine Cowling Fails
Replies: 95
Views: 23373

Re: United 1175 - Engine Cowling Fails

Under Part 121, a US carrier or an airplane flying in US airspace is required to divert to the “nearest suitable airport in point of time.” I would guess that in this case OGG was the nearest airport, however, the Captain could determine OGG to not be “suitable” and press on to HNL. I have seen a cl...

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by Passedv1
Wed Feb 14, 2018 2:59 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Visiting the cockpit
Replies: 21
Views: 1374

Re: Visiting the cockpit

Much bad advice here. Do not ask inflight, if you come across wrong your innocent request could turn into a security incident. After the flight is another bad idea. The crew is just trying to go to the hotel. Definitely do not be last, flight deck will likely be empty. Do ask politely. If you see ei...

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by Passedv1
Tue Feb 13, 2018 7:42 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing's Newest Airplane Could Improve Alaska Air's Fortunes
Replies: 26
Views: 6838

Re: Boeing's Newest Airplane Could Improve Alaska Air's Fortunes

Does anyone really believe that Alaska is considering running their airbusses beyond Lease expiration. The reason they aren’t being more open about it is because of the ongoing negotiations between the various workgroups. This is how Alaska management operates...bad news is never firm until the abso...

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by Passedv1
Fri Feb 09, 2018 2:32 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AS, B6, UA & WN fight WA State's new sick leave law
Replies: 67
Views: 5758

Re: AS, B6, UA & WN fight WA State's new sick leave law

Actually, Alaska’s California based crews already receive better disability benefits then all other flight crews. This is totally about the bottom line. I guarantee you Alaska did a cost benefit analysis and it came out that the chance of a win would save enough money to justify the legal expenses i...

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by Passedv1
Tue Feb 06, 2018 5:54 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: DL 717-200 Pilots... Where did they come from?
Replies: 46
Views: 6960

Re: DL 717-200 Pilots... Where did they come from?

Keep in mind, there are also different ways of measuring seniority: within the company as a whole, within one's base, within one's aircraft, within one's seat (CA/FO), This seems to be a difficult concept for most people that are not US flight crew to get their head around. It seems basic which is ...

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by Passedv1
Thu Feb 01, 2018 2:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Will Hawaii see Flights to Europe?
Replies: 70
Views: 7730

Re: Will Hawaii see Flights to Europe?

Eventually, Europe-Hawaii will be the “next best option” for an airline. HA has stated that it is in it’s long term vision to eventually go to Hawaii. They just have other, more profitable opportunities. In the past you had to do the route with a 747 or 777 making the numbers tough. 787 or perhaps a...

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by Passedv1
Sun Jan 28, 2018 3:55 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Do airlines train pilots from scratch?
Replies: 31
Views: 2298

Re: Do airlines train pilots from scratch?

1. No ab initio in the US. Most majors require some Captain time in a multi pilot airplane or be a blood relation of a management pilot. . The majors don't require that. There have been thousands of pilots that flew nothing but single seat fighters in the military that have been hired over the year...

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by Passedv1
Wed Jan 24, 2018 8:47 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Do airlines train pilots from scratch?
Replies: 31
Views: 2298

Re: Do airlines train pilots from scratch?

1. No ab initio in the US. Most majors require some Captain time in a multi pilot airplane or be a blood relation of a management pilot. 2. If an airline has multiple types then it is very common for a pilot to get multiple type ratings 3. They are fans of each type and then a bunch more That don’t ...

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by Passedv1
Mon Jan 15, 2018 11:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alaska announces 8 destinations to be served from PAE
Replies: 167
Views: 19341

Re: Alaska to announce PAE destination tomorrow

My predictions

PAE-PDX
PAE-SFO
PAE-OGG
PAE-CHS
PAE-EWR
PAE-LAX

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by Passedv1
Tue Jan 09, 2018 6:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Toronto-bound Porter Airlines passengers told to delete videos or face arrest
Replies: 113
Views: 15255

Re: Toronto-bound Porter Airlines passengers told to delete videos or face arrest

“The aircraft door issue would be attributable to weather in this case due to the conditions. If there was a technical defect, for example, then weather would not be considered as the cause,”
said Cicero.

This is the more interesting part of the story to me. What kind of BS is that.

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by Passedv1
Thu Dec 21, 2017 7:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: steeper flight path to appease not so locals.
Replies: 18
Views: 4799

Re: steeper flight path to appease not so locals.

What benefit would they have in asking crews to descend that low? They do it to get below the departures. Conflict between arrivals and departures is inevitable between 5,000-15,000 feet no matter what you do. If there is enough lateral space you can take care of it with lateral spacing, at DFW the...

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by Passedv1
Tue Dec 12, 2017 7:05 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Which Aviation College?
Replies: 12
Views: 1524

Re: Which Aviation College?

This is the best time since deregulation to be an airline pilot. The downturn is coming. If your career goal is to be an airline pilot I implore you to be diversified. The pilots that do the best are the ones that have something else. Accounting, computer science, whatever. Airlines STILL don’t care...

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by Passedv1
Sat Dec 02, 2017 1:54 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: DH/A and MAP
Replies: 3
Views: 640

Re: DH/A and MAP

is DH/A (decision height/altitude) ALWAYS at the same point as MAP (missed approach point)? basically are their altitude or height the same ALWAYS? i'm asking because i have heard that they could be at different altitudes (height) which makes me confused because DH/A IS the altitude whether to cont...

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by Passedv1
Fri Nov 17, 2017 7:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AS starting SEA-PIT
Replies: 60
Views: 7725

Re: AS starting SEA-PIT

This was announced so early to lock down the 500k that PIT is throwing down for this route. It's quite possible that SFO/PDX/SAN are done deals but even if they were, I would expect an announcement on a more normal timeline.

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by Passedv1
Thu Nov 02, 2017 5:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Shortened call signs?
Replies: 25
Views: 3751

Re: Shortened call signs?

Are there any rules on picking a call sign? Does some bureaucrat have to sign off on the chosen names (like someone at the DMV would for vanity plates to make sure they aren't offensive etc). Are airlines just free to pick Cactus or Dynasty or other random words? Yes it has to be approved. I believ...

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by Passedv1
Sun Oct 01, 2017 9:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing officially forms program office to flesh out 797 plans
Replies: 1135
Views: 192633

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

Assuming Boeing is shooting for a 2025ish launch...what/when would the next step be? When do we get to see what this airplane (797, 757-MAX, 737-MAX666) is going to look like?

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by Passedv1
Sun Oct 01, 2017 9:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Is the JetBlue CEO giving us some hints for the future?
Replies: 91
Views: 14266

Re: Is the JetBlue CEO giving us some hints for the future?

The DOJ is not going to allow it The DOJ doesn't have the authority to "not allow it"... that rests solely with the DOT. If the DOT allows it, which it almost always does, then all the DOJ can do is sue in court if pursued. There's absolutely no guarantee that they'll win, and if the merg...

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by Passedv1
Sat Sep 30, 2017 10:54 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing officially forms program office to flesh out 797 plans
Replies: 1135
Views: 192633

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

Can Boeing just promise it won't be a 737-MAX-WB? I have nightmares of that old 707 cockpit bolted onto the front of whatever Boeing designs. The thought of being crammed into the front of a 737 cockpit for 8 hours plus makes my bones ache.

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by Passedv1
Fri Sep 08, 2017 12:58 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta 431 at SJU (9/6)
Replies: 151
Views: 19965

Re: Delta 431 at SJU (9/6)

Couple of points... 1.Most of the "retail" sources of radar images have the sensitivity turned up for dramatic effect. What looks like a solid band of thunderstorms is probably SCT-BKN thunderstorms embedded in lower rain clouds. 2.The new multi-scan radars are awesome...information is ava...

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by Passedv1
Fri Sep 01, 2017 9:29 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Washington State air service discussion 2017
Replies: 330
Views: 26666

Re: Washington State air service discussion

OLM doesn't have anything resembling a terminal. It had some oddball regional services decades ago, but it's a non-starter. Heck, there are a some days where it's probably faster to get to PDX than SEA if you live around there... That is not an exaggeration. It's maybe an hour and a half from Olymp...

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by Passedv1
Fri Sep 01, 2017 8:59 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL: Promotion to Captain in 6 months from date of hire If you'll fly MD88
Replies: 74
Views: 15663

Re: DL: Promotion to Captain in 6 month from date of hire If you'll fly MD88

But, what I see as a potential problem is when Delta retires the MD-80 fleet. If you have a young captain, because he agreed to start with the MD-88, what happens when he agrees to transition to the Airbus A320 family or Boeing 737 or 757/767? Will he be able to keep flying as a captain, or will he...

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by Passedv1
Fri Sep 01, 2017 8:26 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL: Promotion to Captain in 6 months from date of hire If you'll fly MD88
Replies: 74
Views: 15663

Re: DL: Promotion to Captain in 6 month from date of hire If you'll fly MD88

So a guy flies for a commuter carrier only to build time so he cn get to the 'Big Leagues." Then as a new hire he goes right seat, then 6 months later left seat? Realistically, how competent is he to be in charge of a plane 6 months off the street? No thanks, safety factor just decreased. I wi...

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by Passedv1
Wed Aug 30, 2017 8:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL: Promotion to Captain in 6 months from date of hire If you'll fly MD88
Replies: 74
Views: 15663

Re: DL: Promotion to Captain in 6 month from date of hire If you'll fly MD88

I have flown both, prefer the MD. 99% of pilots at major airlines don't bid on the "prestige" of the airplane. That is something we all might have cared about when we were CFI's or sooner. By the time you get to the point where you have the choice between a 777 or a 737 you don't care. Dep...

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by Passedv1
Wed Aug 23, 2017 7:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The future of 50 seat RJs
Replies: 104
Views: 8661

Re: The future of 50 seat RJs

The original scope clause was that a pilot group did ALL the flying full-stop. Then the unions allowed the companies "camel nose" under the tent and we had an explosion of carve outs in the 80's and 90's. If it were just about pilot contracts for the RJ then there would be no regional airl...

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by Passedv1
Wed Aug 23, 2017 7:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The future of 50 seat RJs
Replies: 104
Views: 8661

Re: The Future of the CRJ

I'm 6"1 and I don't have to bend over walking down the aisle of a crj 7/900...but I have wide shoulders and the window seats don't really fit me on any aircraft. I agree that the cabin of an E-jet is noticeably larger, I don't feel much more cramped in a CRJ...especially since I exclusively ch...

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by Passedv1
Fri Aug 18, 2017 8:45 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Washington State air service discussion 2017
Replies: 330
Views: 26666

Re: Washington State air service discussion

If AS does a Hawaii service I think OGG is more likely than HNL. HNL Is maxed out gate-wise unless they dump LAX-HNL which would not surprise me but seems less likely.

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by Passedv1
Fri Aug 18, 2017 8:30 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: NK pilots to vote on strike option
Replies: 23
Views: 3878

Re: NK pilots to vote on strike option

I'd like to add something. Seven years ago, when the 400+ pilots went on strike, there were very few airline pilot jobs to be had. They risked a lot. In today's environment, not only are all airlines hiring, but most have better pay too. Ten-year NK captains ($160/hr) won't become ten-year Delta ca...

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by Passedv1
Wed Aug 16, 2017 7:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL finally flies 739ER to DCA
Replies: 39
Views: 7420

Re: DL finally flies 739ER to DCA

I don't see why DCA would have any trouble with a 900...at least to the point where they can't even get in.

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by Passedv1
Wed Aug 16, 2017 7:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Sun Country to Change Strategy
Replies: 164
Views: 22981

Re: Sun Country to Change Strategy

TWA772LR wrote:
Calling it now: merger (buy out) with (by) Southwest within the next 10 years.


I think SY is too small to be bought out. Is MSP gate constrained. I think that might be the only thing worth having that justifies the headache of a merger.

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by Passedv1
Wed Aug 16, 2017 7:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL 738 and AA 757 go bump in JFK
Replies: 12
Views: 5803

Re: DL 738 and AA 757 go bump in JFK

8598033649 wrote:
One big OPPS . Making a turn and sending your wing into a tail. Pilot error . Will wait and see the NTSB report.


I'd be surprised if there was an NTSB report on this one.

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by Passedv1
Wed Aug 16, 2017 7:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Northwest Flight 255 Crash
Replies: 11
Views: 4507

Re: Northwest Flight 255 Crash

No airplane ever NEEDS flaps/slats to fly, as long as the airplane is going fast enough it will fly with a clean wing. Less weight, more wind, cooler temp, more thrust all shorten the runway required. I am not sure of the specifics of this accident to know if anything could have been done.

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by Passedv1
Mon Aug 07, 2017 8:52 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UAL strands 15-year-old child in Hartford
Replies: 112
Views: 10352

Re: UAL strands 15-year-old child in Hartford

This is a glimpse of Airlines wanting their cake and eating it to. The Airlines want to market each others flights seamlessly across a wide variety of channels. But they don't want to take the responsibility when things go sideways even when a consumer acting in good-faith makes a good-faith purchas...

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by Passedv1
Mon Aug 07, 2017 8:18 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why doesn't AS unify their Horizon and Skywest routes under an "Alaska Express" branding?
Replies: 16
Views: 2771

Re: Why doesn't AS unify their Horizon and Skywest routes under an "Alaska Express" branding?

American, United, Delta pilot scope agreements require the "express" branding...Alaska pilots do not have such scope language allowing "Alaska" flights on non-mainline metal. The FAA/DOT is whom requires the "operated by" language.

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by Passedv1
Thu Jul 27, 2017 8:52 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Mother Sues UA Over Lap Child Incident
Replies: 72
Views: 6282

Re: Mother Sues UA Over Lap Child Incident

So what is the FAA fine likely to be?

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by Passedv1
Fri Jul 21, 2017 9:25 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WN to Hawaii?
Replies: 114
Views: 12012

Re: WN to Hawaii?

The range figures people are quoting are not the limiting factor. If there were no ETOPS rules and you operated the flight to Hawaii like a trans-con you could easily do LAS/PHX-Hawaii...even in an 800NG. any two engine airplane has to fly halfway, have a rapid-d...high-dive to 10K, and fly backward...

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by Passedv1
Wed Jul 19, 2017 4:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alaska CEO on Airbus
Replies: 254
Views: 41173

Re: Alaska CEO on Airbus

I thought Alaska had a "best customer" type deal that guranteed it the lowest price? No?

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by Passedv1
Thu Jul 13, 2017 10:48 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Potential accident involving AC 759 prevented at SFO.
Replies: 264
Views: 58683

Re: Potential accident involving AC 759 prevented at SFO.

I posted this question earlier, but received no response, so I'll try again (I'm hoping that someone with actual flight experience can help): At what point is it necessary to perform a missed approach? When the crew of AC759 saw lights on the runway, less than a mile out, There is no rule. As long ...

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by Passedv1
Wed Jul 12, 2017 8:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Potential accident involving AC 759 prevented at SFO.
Replies: 264
Views: 58683

Re: Potential accident involving AC 759 prevented at SFO.

Airports on the West Coast have a tendency to turn off the Lead-in lights during VFR. Airports on the East Coast/Mid-West tend to leave them on. It's very helpful to have the "ranbits" on during visual approaches. The only thing I can think of is that this is a fight between the environmen...

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by Passedv1
Wed Jun 21, 2017 9:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 797/MOM Discussion Thread
Replies: 585
Views: 80403

Re: 797/MOM Discussion Thread

Seeing as it is designed as an electronic cockpit from the outset I wonder will they manage to shave a few feet off the area forward of the nose wheel of the plane too. Does the cockpit even need to be at the front of the plane anymore? I don't know that there is a big issue with regards to passeng...

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by Passedv1
Wed Jun 14, 2017 3:54 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Shutting down all engines at the same time
Replies: 13
Views: 2852

Re: Shutting down all engines at the same time

If the power transfer to the APU is automatic then you probably have to do one at a time. At least older Boeings you can power the airplane on the APU manually so shutting both engines down is not an issue. nowadays, most airlines avoid starting the APU on taxi-in so you normally shut the right enin...

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by Passedv1
Wed Jun 14, 2017 3:48 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: How are pilots able to have an accurate visual estimation of distances and heights?
Replies: 7
Views: 1193

Re: How are pilots able to have an accurate visual estimation of distances and heights?

You at first have to start making mental calculations or are told you "traffic is 5 miles away", etc. After awhile you just get better and better at guessing. Just a tip...A runway at atypical GA airport has a 1-mile long runway. A major airport typically has a 2 mile long runway. If traff...

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by Passedv1
Thu Jun 01, 2017 5:15 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Stratolaunch‘s Carrier Aircraft Production
Replies: 110
Views: 29615

Re: Stratolaunch‘s Carrier Aircraft Production

What was the business case for airplanes prior to the Wright Flier? Did anyone at the time invision the global network of today or was it just faster mail service?

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by Passedv1
Tue May 23, 2017 3:11 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Alaska Airlines Flying from Paine Field
Replies: 121
Views: 15944

Re: New Alaska Airlines Flying from Paine Field

That's over 3000 miles dude. ANC SFO is probably going to be next. AA does it with a 757. So? CO used to do IAH-ANC on a 738. ANC-Hawaii is 2800 miles, and that's with ETOPS fuel requirements. Once AS has the MAX it should easily be within their capabilities. Agree on ANC-SFO, though. ANC ORD is th...

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by Passedv1
Wed May 17, 2017 2:20 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: First 737 MAX delivered to Malindo Air
Replies: 63
Views: 12672

Re: First 737 MAX delivered to Malindo Air

I've not noticed before, but were those static "wicks" on the trailing edge of the winglets on the NG? I distinctly recall them on Airbus "Sharkets" and wingtip fences. All jet aircraft seem to have them, it's something that is a necessity. All jets have static wicks to help wit...

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by Passedv1
Wed May 17, 2017 2:17 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: First 737 MAX delivered to Malindo Air
Replies: 63
Views: 12672

Re: First 737 MAX delivered to Malindo Air

I've not noticed before, but were those static "wicks" on the trailing edge of the winglets on the NG? I distinctly recall them on Airbus "Sharkets" and wingtip fences. No. On the NG the winglets are "after-market" accessories so no wicks on winglets. If you are asking...

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by Passedv1
Wed May 10, 2017 2:23 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Spirit Airlines Labor Trouble brewing?
Replies: 123
Views: 15536

Re: Spirit Airlines Labor Trouble brewing?

Yes AA did win a bunch of money but they never enforced it. The only thing worse for your operation than having a bunch of pissed off pilots at home is having a bunch of really pissed off pilots at work. Take note from AA several summers ago.

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by Passedv1
Mon May 08, 2017 7:09 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta employees threaten and harass family; kicked off flight
Replies: 204
Views: 22494

Re: Delta employees threaten and harass family; kicked off flight for overbooking

There is no requiremnet that passengers be in their assigned seats as far as the FAA is concerned. Many airlines compute weight and balance info based on seat assignments, so yes, I can guarantee the FAA would like you to sit in your assigned seat. Actually, most major airlines calculate CG assumin...

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by Passedv1
Thu May 04, 2017 6:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta employees threaten and harass family; kicked off flight
Replies: 204
Views: 22494

Re: Delta employees threaten and harass family; kicked off flight for overbooking

I think there is some improvement to be made on both sides. Passengers need to understand that they are not going to a concert or a ball game. Unlike those analogies, there are very real cotcumstances that any non-compliance by passengers could put everyone on board in danger. That being said, the a...

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