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by flight152
Tue Aug 21, 2018 1:36 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Cargo Pilots: a different breed of airmen?
Replies: 69
Views: 7247

Re: Cargo Pilots: a different breed of airmen?

Varsity1 wrote:
Fedex is the top pilot job on earth.

Preemo, Top dog, head honcho.

I don’t completely agree. While an amazing job no doubt, the other highly desirable airlines offer better schedule fexability, and pilot bases with nearly as good pay.

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by flight152
Wed Aug 15, 2018 8:36 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Norwegain Air Cancellation
Replies: 26
Views: 2474

Re: Norwegain Air Cancellation

Don’t fly Norwegian next time. Problem solved.

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by flight152
Sat Aug 11, 2018 8:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What's Going In CLE - 2018
Replies: 1434
Views: 116490

Re: What's Going In CLE - 2018

Speaking of BKL, trouble at OneJet. Are they out of funds? I hope Ultimate Air is still a separate entity and not part of OneJet yet so that it could be separate from this and continue to prosper at BKL...and hopefully add LGA and MDW. http://www.post-gazette.com/local/region/2018/08/10/OneJet-subj...

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by flight152
Sat Jul 28, 2018 2:30 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: United A320 Cockpit Display Upgrade?
Replies: 4
Views: 908

Re: United A320 Cockpit Display Upgrade?

You were on one of the (newer) former China Southern aircraft.

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by flight152
Fri Jul 27, 2018 2:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A320 Flight by Tianjin Airlines Forced to Land at Wuhan after Hailstorm Smashed Windshield and Damaged Nose
Replies: 11
Views: 2623

Re: A320 Flight by Tianjin Airlines Forced to Land at Wuhan after Hailstorm Smashed Windshield and Damaged Nose

an A320 from Tianjin to Haikou got under attack by a hailstorm when cruising at an altitude of 9,800 a misfortune that led to the plane's frontal outer windshield smashed and its nose damaged You don't get under attack by a hailstorm, you fly into it. Therefore it's not a misfortune but a misjudgem...

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by flight152
Sun Jul 15, 2018 4:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA encountering labor slow down due contract talks
Replies: 35
Views: 5073

Re: AA encountering labor slow down due contract talks

A few years ago we were leaving Aruba on AA and we must have crawled for 30 minutes to taxi to the runway. This was during another contract slowdown. There was no other takeoff traffic at the airport. The pilots were applying brakes to keep the plane extra slow as the idle thrust threatened to achi...

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by flight152
Sat Jul 07, 2018 8:32 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: 737-10MAX Landing gear
Replies: 12
Views: 4620

Re: 737-10MAX Landing gear

[code][/code]

Samrnpage wrote:
So it lifts the back of the plane up so it doesnt need 10,000 meters of runway?

10,000 meters? Are you joking?

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by flight152
Sun Jul 01, 2018 2:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United and the new LaGuardia
Replies: 62
Views: 12276

Re: United and the NEW LaGuardia

PEK777 wrote:
They will continue to operate only erj135's as they do in any market from ABQ to YYZ. For prestige purposes only, they will operate the LA and SFO transcons on their flagship crj200's with 2 first class seats, reserved for entitled UA employees only.

Seriously? Go away. No one needs your nonsense.

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by flight152
Sun Jun 17, 2018 10:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA S18 Departures By Hub And Aircraft Type
Replies: 76
Views: 12049

Re: UA S18 Departures By Hub And Aircraft Type

I mean if one is booking domestic F and its not possible on a UA 50 seater, they will decide to book alternatives if possible. The problem isn't just flying to small markets. Take for example LAX-AUS, UA is all regional, AA, DL and WN are all mainline and this is a 3hr flight, not some short hop. W...

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by flight152
Sun Jun 17, 2018 8:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA S18 Departures By Hub And Aircraft Type
Replies: 76
Views: 12049

Re: UA S18 Departures By Hub And Aircraft Type

Thanks for preparing this. It highlights UA's disappointing reliance on 50-seat RJs. I'd like to fly UA but won't spend half my paid F journey in a CRJ when DL and AA can get me to a place like CHA without downgrading en route. UA isn’t going to put a 73G or 319 on a route that doesn’t have the dem...

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by flight152
Sun Jun 17, 2018 7:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA S18 Departures By Hub And Aircraft Type
Replies: 76
Views: 12049

Re: UA S18 Departures By Hub And Aircraft Type

[photoid][/photoid] man. pathetic % mainline numbers. I know united has always been thought of as a "regional heavy" airline. But this thread really points it out. Thanks for creating these threads. Oh is it? Take a look at the other threads and notice 40% mainline at ORD for American, 44%...

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by flight152
Fri Jun 15, 2018 9:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: FLL to close runway for 6 months in 2019
Replies: 39
Views: 5950

Re: FLL to close runway for 6 months in 2019

I learned to fly on 9L (though I solo-ed on 9R) and remember the days of the beautiful SAA planes landing on those long finals starting over Weston! I am most interested to see if/how the DXB flights will be impacted. We fly that route often and have quickly come to love that flight, the service an...

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by flight152
Mon Jun 11, 2018 9:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Nastiest feud in the airline industry - New York-Milan
Replies: 43
Views: 8666

Re: Nastiest feud in the airline industry - New York-Milan

Galwayman wrote:
There’s no ‘feud’ - it’s EK’s market big time , the others are way behind

Hardly. They are just one player in the game.

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by flight152
Thu Jun 07, 2018 3:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta cuts profit forecast citing rising fuel cost. Who is next on line?
Replies: 11
Views: 1545

Re: Delta cuts profit forecast citing rising fuel cost. Who is next on line?

flyguy84 wrote:
Nobody to blame by this ‘president!’ He’s too busy creating chaos in the Middle East which is having a direct impact on oil prices. But hey, it’s good for his oil company buddies.

They are still lower then the average cost when Obama was president, but please continue to ignore that fact.

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by flight152
Wed May 09, 2018 2:40 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA to Initially Base 787-10 at EWR
Replies: 75
Views: 2883

Re: UA to Initially Base 787-10 at EWR

I don't want to be pendantic, but I do not think there is currently a 787 base at IAH of any kind. That base was moved to IAD last year. Currently the only 787 operations from IAH is a 789 that runs IAH-SYD in a W pattern with LAX. I don't work for UA, but I assume those crews are either LAX or SFO...

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by flight152
Mon May 07, 2018 2:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: XTRA Airways put up for sale, most of fleet sold to Swift
Replies: 34
Views: 6371

Re: XTRA Airways put up for sale, most of fleet sold to Swift

jonnyclam123 wrote:
They restart Eastern Airlines with a hub in DTW.

That’ll last about a week.

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by flight152
Tue Mar 27, 2018 2:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Great Lakes (ZK) suspends operations
Replies: 86
Views: 11548

Re: Great Lakes (ZK) suspends operations

wjuddsonk wrote:
It's a sad day that anyone loses their job in aviation and an airline dies.

It’s also a sad story of an airline that took advantage of its employees for years and paid barely living wages.

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by flight152
Sat Mar 24, 2018 6:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: VS dropping LGW - CUN
Replies: 43
Views: 8462

Re: VS dropping LGW - CUN

dcajet wrote:
SCQ83 wrote:
and are more Instagrammable. So people started taking holidays in Thailand or Indonesia.


What exactly makes SE Asia more "Instagrammable" (??) than Cancun?

You must not be on instagram.

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by flight152
Mon Mar 05, 2018 11:20 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Most interesting Mainland to Hawaii Aircraft
Replies: 33
Views: 2344

Re: Most interesting Mainland to Hawaii Aircraft

UA flys the 764 EWR-HNL

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by flight152
Mon Mar 05, 2018 10:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing says "no" to restarting 767 production
Replies: 60
Views: 10832

Re: Boeing says "no" to restarting 767 production

Maybe you should add the word “passenger” somewhere since they’re still building the 767. Not to be overly pedantic, but Boeing is building the KC-46 Pegasus, a military cargo/tanker variant. The 767 is clearly a passenger plane, so there's really no need to add the word, "passenger." The...

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by flight152
Mon Mar 05, 2018 10:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing says "no" to restarting 767 production
Replies: 60
Views: 10832

Re: Boeing says "no" to restarting 767 production

Maybe you should add the word “passenger” somewhere since they’re still building the 767.

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by flight152
Tue Feb 27, 2018 1:42 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Pushing E175 to 4 hours 41 minutes block time
Replies: 48
Views: 7916

Re: Pushing E175 to 4 hours 41 minutes block time

COSPN wrote:
The SFO-STL diverted to IND one time so it can make it ..

So they overflew its destination and diverted 200 miles in the opposite direction so they could “make it”? Clearly you’re confused.

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by flight152
Sat Feb 17, 2018 8:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 10 Air France unions plans strike
Replies: 152
Views: 19784

Re: 10 Air France unions plans strike

Wouldn’t be a new year without a French employee group striking.

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by flight152
Tue Feb 06, 2018 1:24 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: DL 717-200 Pilots... Where did they come from?
Replies: 48
Views: 8245

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

They came from Delta.

End of thread.

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by flight152
Sat Feb 03, 2018 8:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What's Going In CLE - 2018
Replies: 1434
Views: 116490

Re: What's Going In CLE - 2018

UA has updated their summer schedule. Frequencies aren't much different from last summer, but capacity is up. Lots of 739's in the schedule and mainline to IAD. Also the Airbuses are gone; maybe that means there's hope of keeping the 737 crew base a while longer. It’s been a few years since UA has ...

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by flight152
Wed Jan 24, 2018 3:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Airlines Network Thread 2018
Replies: 415
Views: 56756

Re: United Airlines Network Thread 2018

That's why UA should get the A321 and CR9 to aid in upgauging routes. The CS100, E190, or more A319s would be good to, but not sure of their intent in that regard. My numbers for the present were from their December 2017 Cargo timetable, and are probably wrong on two counts, I had to average 737-70...

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by flight152
Mon Jan 22, 2018 2:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Dramatic Q-400 Crosswind landing at AMS.
Replies: 6
Views: 1196

Re: Dramatic Q-400 Crosswind landing at AMS.

Amiga500 wrote:
I might slag them sometimes, but thats a f***ing good job. Well done to the PIC!

There’s no way that approach meets the industry standard criteria for a stable approach.

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by flight152
Fri Jan 19, 2018 4:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Norway is to make all short-haul planes electric by 2040
Replies: 252
Views: 15658

Re: Norway is to make all short-haul planes electric by 2040

And my first thought is that operating such very heavy aircraft for few passengers will send ticket prices way up. As electricity will be a fraction of the cost of jet fuel so it doesn't matter if the aircraft is larger. The electric plane will be much cheaper to run. Electric motors have less movi...

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by flight152
Mon Jan 15, 2018 3:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Airlines Network Thread 2018
Replies: 415
Views: 56756

Re: United Airlines Network Thread 2018

...even with just United Express. Upguagung certainly could be a part of that, but I can’t imagine it will get them there alone. I did a quick and dirty, 5-minute web search and found a few upgrade opportunities for UA out of DEN. What I would personally consider major markets out of DEN still see ...

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by flight152
Sun Jan 14, 2018 11:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: When will DL have YYZ-SEA?
Replies: 34
Views: 3189

Re: When will DL have YYZ-SEA?

YYZ-SEA recently went A320 on AC, but it still really doesn't seem like a huge route. If Toronto gets the Amazon HQ2, that changes things, but as it stands, that's a long flight that would rely on almost all O/D. DL from LAX would probably make a lot more sense, that is an absolutely massive route ...

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by flight152
Sun Jan 14, 2018 6:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: G4 flying with a missing panel?
Replies: 26
Views: 4601

Re: G4 flying with a missing panel?

Why is this news? Pannels are allowed to be missing. That’s the whole point of the CDL which is FAA approved.

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by flight152
Mon Jan 08, 2018 4:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Canada facing pilot shortage...
Replies: 11
Views: 2108

Re: Canada facing pilot shortage...

How is this surprising? Compensation is overall pretty awful at airlines in Canada honesty. The US airlines pay far more and have been experiencing the same thing for some time now.

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by flight152
Thu Jan 04, 2018 10:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What's Going In CLE - 2018
Replies: 1434
Views: 116490

Re: What's Going In CLE - 2018

UA has reduced CLE-BOS to two flights on weekdays through May, although June and out still shows three. Dummy booking or real schedule? I suspect they are fine tuning the hubs and will address things like CLE-BOS with whatever crew time and equipment is left. MKE is still listed also; I figured tha...

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by flight152
Thu Dec 21, 2017 6:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: How to reignite regional (P2P) flying in the US?
Replies: 30
Views: 4462

Re: How to reignite regional (P2P) flying in the US?

Single pilot in 15 years? You realize they are building “brand new” 737’s that can’t even automatically turn on the anti-icing system? You’re dreaming. What is being built today is irrelevant. What could be built with not much effort is what matters. In less that 10 years people will be used to tra...

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by flight152
Thu Dec 21, 2017 1:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Are Indian operations profitable for United Airlines?
Replies: 65
Views: 10104

Re: Are Indian operations profitable for United Airlines?

Dont know if United is getting profits or not, but even if United wanted to remove the route, it cannot, because this route is not seasonal type route. Its always full. Apparently it is so full, that captain has to leave 2-3 containers behind sometimes in order not to cross MTOW, since its a 200ER....

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by flight152
Wed Dec 20, 2017 8:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Fate of UA 747s
Replies: 23
Views: 4469

Re: Fate of UA 747s

I have not read any information on where did that last UA 747 fly to after its last commercial flight to HNL. Nor have I seen pictures of of UA747s parked in the dessert. Any information on the fate of the UA 747s would be interesting. I flew them a lot... Mmmmmm. Dessert. Now I want some cake, cho...

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by flight152
Wed Dec 20, 2017 3:28 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: How to reignite regional (P2P) flying in the US?
Replies: 30
Views: 4462

Re: How to reignite regional (P2P) flying in the US?

Full electric propulsion with a 500nm range and a 2-3hour charge time will transform the sector. Single pilot operations will eventually come. They would have to first prove the plane could do everything itself from takeoff to landing. In 15-20 years we will definitely have 50 seater electric plane...

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by flight152
Tue Dec 19, 2017 9:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Are you prepared BA ? Heavy freezing fog forecast.
Replies: 40
Views: 8466

Re: Are you prepared BA ? Heavy freezing fog forecast.

Not only is there no such thing as heavy freezing fog, but it wasn’t even in the EGLL taf. Fog was certainly in the TAFs before I went to bed last night, And it was definitely borne out by the METARS EGLL 190020Z 26002KT 2500 R27R/0350 BR BCFG NSC 00/M00 Q1034 BECMG 1400 EGLL 190050Z 22001KT 1400 R...

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by flight152
Tue Dec 19, 2017 4:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Are you prepared BA ? Heavy freezing fog forecast.
Replies: 40
Views: 8466

Re: Are you prepared BA ? Heavy freezing fog forecast.

Not only is there no such thing as heavy freezing fog, but it wasn’t even in the EGLL taf.

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by flight152
Mon Dec 18, 2017 6:53 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Highest certifiable maximum altitude
Replies: 32
Views: 6425

Re: Highest certifiable maximum altitude

Just cus an airplane can get to 510 doesn’t mean it’s optimal. Ask those pinnacle pilots about going to 410 in their RJ Don’t confuse “suboptimal” with what happened to Pinnacle 3701. That altitude could have very well been the best altitude for that day if they would have followed standard operati...

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by flight152
Fri Dec 15, 2017 3:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumor of new DY 737 TATL routes?
Replies: 88
Views: 10489

Re: 5 DY 737's currently over the Atlantic

kiowa wrote:
PPVLC wrote:
Long flights on a 737: my idea of torture



Totally agree, if it does not have 2 isles, it should be limited to 2 hours. The 737 is painfull for a flight from the US to Europe or Hawaii.

I don’t think any plane has an isle.

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by flight152
Fri Dec 08, 2017 10:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Bloomberg: United in talks to invest in ExpressJet
Replies: 12
Views: 3259

Re: Bloomberg: United in talks to invest in ExpressJet

TWA772LR wrote:
Hopefully this means some 175s for ExpressJet: bigger revenue potential to offset the higher cost associated with the airframe.

There are no more 175’s available to be flown at United unless they are taken from an existing UAX carrier.

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by flight152
Thu Nov 30, 2017 4:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: When will Norwegian come into DFW and IAH?
Replies: 175
Views: 14283

Re: When will Norwegian come into DFW and IAH?

flyingclrs727 wrote:
Well they are adding LGW-AUS and AUS-LGW next spring.

Really? You need to mention both segments as if it’s something noteworthy they are flying both directions of the city pairing?

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by flight152
Tue Nov 28, 2017 2:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta leaving GRK
Replies: 27
Views: 6264

Re: Delta leaving GRK

AA stronger in Texas, than UA. Personally, I would say it's AA, then WN, then UA when it comes to flights within Texas. A huge amount of airports in Texas are AA only anyway (CLL, TYR, ABI...just to name a few). On a side note for GRK, though, 5x for AA, 2x for UA, and 1x for DL, yet DL still has j...

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by flight152
Sun Nov 26, 2017 11:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Are any E-135s still flying for United Express or American Eagle?
Replies: 44
Views: 9486

Re: Are any E-135s still flying for United Express or American Eagle?

The three United Express E135s pass through CLE regularly on routes to and from BOS, EWR, IAH and more. ExpressJet has crew and maintenance bases at CLE which probably has something to do with it. The 135’s never regularly come through Cleveland. They are used in the smaller Houston markets and all...

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by flight152
Sun Nov 26, 2017 7:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Are any E-135s still flying for United Express or American Eagle?
Replies: 44
Views: 9486

Re: Are any E-135s still flying for United Express or American Eagle?

[code][/code] The three United Express E135s pass through CLE regularly on routes to and from BOS, EWR, IAH and more. ExpressJet has crew and maintenance bases at CLE which probably has something to do with it. The 135’s never regularly come through Cleveland. They are used in the smaller Houston ma...

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by flight152
Sun Nov 26, 2017 5:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Are any E-135s still flying for United Express or American Eagle?
Replies: 44
Views: 9486

Re: Are any E-135s still flying for United Express or American Eagle?

I have never been on any of the ERJ-135/140/145s and I really wish we'd see some out west in the UA system. I've heard such mild-to-great reviews of them, and I'm stuck on a crappy SkyWest CRJ-200 way too often. Any E-Jet >> CRJ-200. Yeah there's aerodynamic noise at cruise - that's what Bose headp...

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by flight152
Sat Nov 25, 2017 7:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA to ILM
Replies: 46
Views: 7947

Re: UA to ILM

Noise wrote:
Why is UA adding flights from IAD? I think UA was closing the IAD hub, no?

Are you being serious or trolling? I can’t tell. They aren’t closing it if that answers your question.

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by flight152
Fri Nov 24, 2017 3:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: FedEx worker killed loading 777 11/23
Replies: 16
Views: 9525

Re: FedEx worker killed loading 777 11/23

727200 wrote:
Could the original poster be part of a union or union sympathetic? The added comments sure sound like union propaganda.

How about instead of finding some sort of nefarious angle we just think about how an individual lost their life at work?

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by flight152
Sun Nov 19, 2017 3:41 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA Express EMB-145XR at LAX
Replies: 9
Views: 2086

Re: UA Express EMB-145XR at LAX

N27190. Filler....

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