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by flight152
Thu Jan 10, 2019 8:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United #2 Airline Again (Revenue Passenger Miles)
Replies: 50
Views: 8727

Re: United #2 Airline Again

Fargo wrote:
So when is UA going to start upgauging from those 50 seat CRJ’s and add more mainline to its core interior hubs of ORD, IAH and DEN?

They have been for the last several years if you’ve been watching.

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by flight152
Tue Jan 01, 2019 9:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JetBlue Network Thread - 2019
Replies: 187
Views: 19239

Re: JetBlue Network Thread - 2019

Blueknows wrote:
Year end company employee
Video showed customer checking in online jfk-lhr

What a joke. B6 would get eaten alive on JFK-LHR

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by flight152
Sun Dec 30, 2018 6:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Where will JetBlue go to-MKE or OMA?
Replies: 16
Views: 1666

Re: Where will JetBlue go to-MKE or OMA?

Probably never. JetBlue isn’t aware the middle of the country exists.

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by flight152
Mon Dec 24, 2018 7:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: In Memoriam, Airlines we lost in 2018
Replies: 19
Views: 5168

Re: In Memoriam, Airlines we lost in 2018

RIP Norwegian. Oh wait, that hasn’t happened yet.

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by flight152
Wed Dec 19, 2018 3:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SkyWest to sell ExpressJet
Replies: 67
Views: 9832

Re: SkyWest to sell ExpressJet

Yup, Skywest used legacy XJT and ASA to gain more profitable routs for Skywest while pushing all of the less profitable 50 seat routs onto XJT. I worked there for nearly 20 years and watched a great company be torn apart by Skywest. Every time we made progress or get close to being profitable we wo...

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by flight152
Tue Dec 18, 2018 8:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: First Il-96-400 in final production
Replies: 27
Views: 9023

Re: First Il-96-400 in final production

Kiwirob wrote:
N14AZ wrote:
Correct me if I’m wrong- this is the year 2018. And they are still producing the IL96?!?!


Buy that token why are Boeing still producing 737’s and 747’s designs which are considerably older?

Apples and oranges. Ridiculous argument.

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by flight152
Tue Dec 18, 2018 4:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SkyWest to sell ExpressJet
Replies: 67
Views: 9832

Re: SkyWest to sell ExpressJet

DL717 wrote:
Fleet dump.

Um. What?

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by flight152
Tue Dec 04, 2018 3:39 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Will the US ever have another mega carrier ?
Replies: 38
Views: 7625

Re: Will the US ever have another mega carrier ?

A Jet Blue and Alaska merger certainly could lead to become a mega carrier as that merged carrier will certainly seek new hubs and routes. But I doubt if DOT will approve such a merger, they may not even approve a code share between them. And Southwest is the largest domestic airline and is certain...

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by flight152
Tue Dec 04, 2018 10:55 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Will the US ever have another mega carrier ?
Replies: 38
Views: 7625

Re: Will the US ever have another mega carrier ?

By definition, there are four (mainline) legacies: AA, DL, UA, AS. this seems to be more of a long-shot wishlist than a question requiring analysis... AS is a legacy airline but it’s no ‘mega carrier’ As far as potential combinations go it’s not a wishlist, personally I think it’s unlikely but I’m ...

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by flight152
Sat Dec 01, 2018 9:24 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Flight attendant at AA not getting enough hours
Replies: 36
Views: 5530

Re: Flight attendant at AA not getting enough hours

TVNWZ wrote:
OP looking for enlightened tips. Mostly gets ridicule. Pathetic.

Seeing as she’s worked there two years, I’m guessing she has an idea as to making extra money at work, not some aviation enthusiast forum.

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by flight152
Sun Nov 25, 2018 9:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: OAG Changes 11/25/2018:UA Adds PAE-DEN/SFO;DY Adds MAD-JFK/LAX
Replies: 99
Views: 14919

Re: OAG Changes 11/25/2018:UA Adds PAE-DEN/SFO;DY Adds MAD-JFK/LAX

How is this the best use of the limited aircraft given they are still flying 50 seaters over 1,000 miles in many cases? Many cases of the 145 used over 1,000 miles? Nope. Not anymore. There are many, or several, however you want to define it, but it's more than a few. From the March 2019 schedule t...

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by flight152
Sun Nov 25, 2018 8:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: OAG Changes 11/25/2018:UA Adds PAE-DEN/SFO;DY Adds MAD-JFK/LAX
Replies: 99
Views: 14919

Re: OAG Changes 11/25/2018:UA Adds PAE-DEN/SFO;DY Adds MAD-JFK/LAX

Kind of surprised UA has enough slack in the E175 fleet to commit to an all e-jet operation at PAE. Could just be a placeholder I guess, or not. On a side note, looks like mainline is returning to the morning SBA-DEN departure March 31st. They still have 20 175sc on order that have not yet been all...

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by flight152
Fri Nov 16, 2018 2:16 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why doesnt UA level Terminal C EWR?
Replies: 109
Views: 12380

Re: Why doesnt UA level Terminal C EWR?

For everyone complaining about the current state of EWR, Do you live there? Its an Airport, Your there for a few hours. Your will survive. Once JFK and LGA are completed, you might see EWR completely redone. JFK and LGA completed??? Is that ever going to happen? Have you been anywhere near LGA rece...

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by flight152
Sat Nov 10, 2018 10:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: On its way the second 737 for Norwegian Argentina
Replies: 27
Views: 3951

Re: On its way the second 737 for Norwegian Argentina

Why is this news? Boeing delivers hundreds of 737’s per year.

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by flight152
Sat Nov 10, 2018 3:11 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Tucker Carlson targeted by protesters at his home
Replies: 53
Views: 2596

Re: Tucker Carlson targeted by protesters at his home

[photoid][/photoid] Here is a long article on the hatemonger Carlson https://www.cjr.org/the_profile/tucker-carlson.php It sounds like he makes a lot of noise, puts a lot of words together, yells, but never actually says anything. And people seem to love him for it. Says a lot, doesn't it? You clear...

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by flight152
Mon Oct 29, 2018 3:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Lion Air 737MAX8 Crashed Jakarta to Pangkal Pinang
Replies: 2788
Views: 508724

Re: Lion Air 737MAX8 Crashed Jakarta to Pangal Pinang

It’s absolutely insane how bad the safety record is for this airline. Blows my mind anyone would step on one of their aircraft. How unsafe can a plane that is 2 months old be. This sounds like a problem with the airplane. They should have been flying on auto pilot 8 minutes into the flight. They al...

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by flight152
Mon Oct 29, 2018 2:57 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Lion Air 737MAX8 Crashed Jakarta to Pangkal Pinang
Replies: 2788
Views: 508724

Re: Lion Air 737MAX8 Crashed Jakarta to Pangal Pinang

It’s absolutely insane how bad the safety record is for this airline. Blows my mind anyone would step on one of their aircraft.

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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: 82
Views: 11554

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: 2767

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: 1635
Views: 147133

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: 976

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: 2683

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: 5199

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: 4679

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: 12379

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: 12751

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: 12751

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: 12751

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: 6151

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: 8751

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: 1585

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: 3194

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: 6646

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: 11693

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: 8527

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: 2416

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: 10974

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: 10974

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: 7997

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: 19992

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: 8449

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: 1635
Views: 147133

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: 602
Views: 87287

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: 1233

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: 15976

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: 602
Views: 87287

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: 3281

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: 4645

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: 2144

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: 1635
Views: 147133

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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