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by Passedv1
Fri Nov 17, 2017 7:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AS starting SEA-PIT
Replies: 60
Views: 7470

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: 3618

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: 550
Views: 73923

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: 13993

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: 550
Views: 73923

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: 19686

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
Replies: 299
Views: 21969

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: 15262

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: 15262

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: 15262

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: 8339

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: 8339

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
Replies: 299
Views: 21969

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: 3798

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: 7306

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: 147
Views: 19713

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: 5747

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: 4444

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: 10181

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: 2694

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: 6186

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: 11815

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: 39092

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: 58031

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: 58031

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: 78961

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: 2803

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: 1162

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: 105
Views: 26055

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: 15726

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: 12509

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: 12509

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: 15308

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: 22090

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: 22090

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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by Passedv1
Wed May 03, 2017 8:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA 757 go-around at Saint Maarten
Replies: 57
Views: 17917

Re: AA 757 go-around at Saint Maarten

By the time you visually detect the airplane is going around, the decision
was made at least 2 or 3 seconds before. Pilot's practice go-arounds even later than this. The mains never came close to touching the ground.

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by Passedv1
Fri Apr 28, 2017 8:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United and Dr. Dao reach settlement
Replies: 126
Views: 17203

Re: United and Dr. Dao reach settlement

Legally, United is easily jointly liable for the injuries. If you are jointlty liable for someone's injuries you can be made to pay for all of his injuries. It would then be up to United to go and collect damages from the City of Chicago and Republic for their fair share.

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by Passedv1
Tue Apr 25, 2017 7:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Takeoff acoustics at KSAN
Replies: 16
Views: 2628

Re: Takeoff acoustics at KSAN

There is no procedural difference departing SAN.

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by Passedv1
Thu Apr 20, 2017 8:14 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Tail Stands Used at Alaska Airlines
Replies: 32
Views: 8328

Re: Tail Stands Used at Alaska Airlines

The tail stand connects to a pre-existing jack point that is normally used during engine changes. The aft-cg happens because the passengers often offload faster than they can get the bags off the jet. When the front passengers begin to deplane it has a tendancy to shift the CG Aft as all the remaini...

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by Passedv1
Wed Apr 12, 2017 1:26 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Another United gaffe - forces doctor off plane
Replies: 2119
Views: 120611

Re: Another United gaffe - forces doctor off plane

The crew was likely deadheading to take another flight.

What are the odds that the airlines lose the right to involuntarily deny boarding.

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by Passedv1
Thu Apr 06, 2017 6:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alaska to Keep DAL
Replies: 100
Views: 13466

Re: Alaska to Keep DAL

What is the real deal with the lie flat product? You come on A.N and the lack of a lie-flat product precludes someone from competing on a trans-con. You don't have lie-flat...don't even bother. You listen to AS upper management and they say that passengers (at least their pax) prefer a traditional F...

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by Passedv1
Wed Apr 05, 2017 6:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Branson claims AS must pay Virgin licensing fee 'til 2040
Replies: 112
Views: 15553

Re: Branson claims AS must pay Virgin licensing fee 'til 2040

"The Airline License may be terminated...if we commit a material breach of our obligations under the agreement that is uncured for more than 10 business days." Even if there was something more to the calculation than a percentage... Doesn't the above quoted text mean that all Alaska has to...

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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: 122
Views: 35698

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: 746
Views: 207467

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: 12351

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: 3092

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: 260
Views: 23460

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: 260
Views: 23460

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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