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by diverted
Sun May 21, 2017 5:00 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Crew Scheduling tips?
Replies: 17
Views: 1463

Re: Crew Scheduling tips?

Being friendly and polite can definitely help you out. Scratch a crewmembers back, and they'll return the favour. Some contracts may have provisions regarding draft that you can help someone out with if they'll get you out of a bind. As a pilot, I agree. My scheduling team takes time to know us a b...

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Sat May 20, 2017 7:12 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Canadian Air Fares
Replies: 7
Views: 845

Re: Canadian Air Fares

Lots of things. Look at the fees airports charge, and the taxes the government adds in. If you look at the fare breakdown, the actual fare is much closer to what you see in the US. Remember, YYZ is the most expensive airport in the world, or at least it was a few years ago. Secondly, there's only tw...

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Sat May 20, 2017 5:13 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Crew Scheduling tips?
Replies: 17
Views: 1463

Re: Crew Scheduling tips?

I have a bit of crew scheduling experience in my past. A few things Agree with the poster regarding contracts. Some crew members are right on the ball about everything, some have no clue. The worst are the ones who have no clue but think they do. You may spend a good amount of time educating them on...

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Sun May 07, 2017 5:59 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: UAL 757 winglets
Replies: 9
Views: 2015

Re: UAL 757 winglets

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Sat May 06, 2017 10:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Man seated next to obese pax sues AA
Replies: 88
Views: 11842

Re: Man seated next to obese pax sues AA

You should not be FORCED to buy a second seat period! -now on a sidebar has anyone here been to Fenway Park in Boston? those fricken seats are narrow! So using the Airline example is Fenway going to force me to buy a second seat since I need the jaws of life to get out of the seat I was shoe horned...

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Sat May 06, 2017 10:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Man seated next to obese pax sues AA
Replies: 88
Views: 11842

Re: Man seated next to obese pax sues AA

You should not be FORCED to buy a second seat period! -now on a sidebar has anyone here been to Fenway Park in Boston? those fricken seats are narrow! So using the Airline example is Fenway going to force me to buy a second seat since I need the jaws of life to get out of the seat I was shoe horned...

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Sat May 06, 2017 7:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Man seated next to obese pax sues AA
Replies: 88
Views: 11842

Re: Man seated next to obese pax sues AA

This is what grinds my gears In Canada, if you're too big to fit in the seat, you bring a Dr's note saying you need two seats, and the airline is obligated to give you a second seat. HOWEVER, For tall people like myself, who don't fit well in seats with 29" pitch, we're outta luck. So why is it...

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Fri May 05, 2017 6:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Variable A/C Types on a Route
Replies: 25
Views: 2267

Re: Variable A/C Types on a Route

Something I've noticed,
7F will tend to swap their YOW-YFB-YOW day to day between a 737-400 and a 737-400 Combi. Not a fully different type, but interesting enough to go between a full pax and combi bird

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Thu Apr 27, 2017 5:23 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Current record for aircraft with most flight hours/cycles?
Replies: 22
Views: 5571

Re: Current record for aircraft with most flight hours/cycles?

I hope this is not "too old" topic. why 777 and a330 going to scrap so early comparing to 744 and MD11? (from other old topic: MD-11, Lufthansa Cargo, S/N 48413, L/N 488, D-ALCO, 139.224h 25.272cyc (31.12.2010) ) Economics my friend. It's not that 777's and 330's are going to scrap so ear...

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Sun Apr 23, 2017 12:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Oldest 767s and other airliners still in service
Replies: 21
Views: 4115

Re: Oldest 767s and other airliners still in service

FYI your HA 763 photo is actually N584HA which was stored in 2013.

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Sun Apr 23, 2017 12:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why do the US low cost airlines not fly to Canada?
Replies: 17
Views: 4459

Re: Why do the US low cost airlines not fly to Canada?

Such lame responses.... Come on LCCs, AC flies SIX TIMES DAILY on San Francisco - Toronto (including 2x widebodies) and no other airline dares to compete?... Those landing fees - as high as they may be - apply to all. Pathetic. So that's why I never fly Southwest or the like - they make no attempt,...

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Mon Apr 17, 2017 1:48 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Arkansas Wants To Carry Out Death Sentences In Bulk
Replies: 93
Views: 1862

Re: Arkansas Wants To Carry Out Death Sentences In Bulk

On occasion, I idly wonder whether it is time to recognize that the death penalty's time as a means of punishment has passed. It's not as if life in prison without possibility of parole is an adventure in fun, and the errant convict is still sequestered from society. Plus (and what a bonus this is!...

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Sun Apr 09, 2017 1:47 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Engine Issue with Air Canada 017 Last Week
Replies: 6
Views: 1160

Re: Engine Issue with Air Canada 017 Last Week

YOWVIEWER wrote:
Makes sense, but I was not 100% certain that they could not ferry a twin on one engine.
Thanks for the info, now I know it was an engine swap at YUL.


Not 100% sure as I'm not extremely familiar with AC's mtce, but I'd imagine either they had a spare in YUL or trucked one from YYZ.

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Sat Apr 01, 2017 12:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Lined Up--G.A. Emergency Landing Leads To 'Significant' Coke Bust
Replies: 6
Views: 2316

Re: Lined Up--G.A. Emergency Landing Leads To 'Significant' Coke Bust

Unfortunately, not much information to be gleaned from FlightRadar24 except for the variety of places the plane has been recorded. N151Q from video at "crime scene'". https://www.flightradar24.com/data/aircraft/n151q Haven't watched the video, but N151Q is listed as a B300C owned by the D...

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Sat Apr 01, 2017 11:22 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Hard to pronounce city names
Replies: 37
Views: 1850

Re: Hard to pronounce city names

Foreign? I'll stay within my own country and give you a few

CYHI- Ulukhahaktok (Formerly Holman)
CYYH- Taloyoak (formerly Spence Bay)
CVYM- Qikiqtarjuaq (Formerly Broughton Island)

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Sat Apr 01, 2017 9:46 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: The Price Of "Right-To-Work"
Replies: 99
Views: 2997

Re: The Price Of "Right-To-Work"

It's been shown that right-to-work in the U.S. can lead to negatives consequences for workers who don't have a Union-lower pay, and fewer benefits. One thing that doesn't get enough PR is the fact that many non-union work places can have terrible safety records as well. He's an article about that v...

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Sat Apr 01, 2017 9:14 am
Forum: Site Related
Topic: Announcement: Airliners.net has been acquired by VerticalScope
Replies: 340
Views: 62519

Re: Announcement: Airliners.net has been acquired by VerticalScope

...The look and feel of the old site was great for desktop viewing. Outside of work most people have moved off that platform. It's happened at such a fast rate that many of the "seasoned vets" on here haven't kept up. ... the "classic site" days are over. It needs to be mobile f...

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Mon Mar 27, 2017 10:37 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Most incredible Airline turnarounds?
Replies: 47
Views: 7236

Re: Most incredible Airline turnarounds?

zkojq wrote:
jamesontheroad wrote:
Ryanair.

Why does one of their 737s have blue engines?



It's in the old livery.

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Thu Mar 16, 2017 12:22 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Tips for Getting a Job at an FBO
Replies: 5
Views: 594

Re: Tips for Getting a Job at an FBO

What are you looking for? Start on the ramp or fuelling as a foot in the door? In that event, try and get across that you like aviation as more than just a job. Show a willingness to learn, and be flexible. Hours might be all over the place, nights, mornings etc. Demonstrate that you have a basic un...

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Thu Mar 16, 2017 12:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Proposed Essential Air Service elimination
Replies: 170
Views: 12765

Re: Proposed Essential Air Service elimination

. you're 40 minutes from ACV and not much further to MFR No, it's 1:40 to ACV, when the highway has two functioning lanes and no elk herds standing in the road. (There are now 3 points down to one lane with up to 20 minute holds at each one. The newest is closing at night 20:00-07:00 with only brie...

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Wed Mar 15, 2017 12:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Broom de-icing
Replies: 25
Views: 3706

Re: Broom de-icing

We often do the same thing in Canada. (We de-ice a lot). One thing to remember. It IS legal to take-off with snow on your wing as long as you are certain a) it will blow off during take-off and b) there is nothing sticking underneath it. Sometimes, this is the only method that can be used as when t...

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Wed Mar 15, 2017 12:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Westjet Near Water Impact in Sint Maarten
Replies: 120
Views: 33417

Re: Westjet Near Water Impact in Sint Maarten

Here's what happened at CYHZ when Air Canada, the 4th safest airline in the world, came in a little low in March 2015. http://cnews.canoe.com/CNEWS/Canada/2015/06/16/22455916.html what the F*(k does that have to do with the topic at hand? We get it, you have a hard on for WS, and that's great. But ...

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Wed Mar 15, 2017 11:43 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Last passenger 747-200s gone
Replies: 13
Views: 4781

Re: Last passenger 747-200s gone

Don't sleep on Baltia! :lol: LOL. They actually scrapped one of their 742s a few years back, and recently sold the other one, after it sitting around for years since they bought it from NW. They're "restarting FAA certification," because had they actually achieved it, the idiots who gave ...

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Wed Mar 15, 2017 11:40 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Skytrax Best Airports in the World for 2017
Replies: 41
Views: 4423

Re: Skytrax Best Airports in the World for 2017

Hmm, maybe now YOW can finally stop tooting their horn about how they were the best in their size category like 5 years ago?

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Wed Mar 15, 2017 11:10 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Modern Radial Engine Operators
Replies: 7
Views: 1549

Re: Modern Radial Engine Operators

If you're looking for a real rarity, I believe TransNorthern in Alaska still operates a Super DC-3 in a pax config
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Mon Mar 13, 2017 11:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Broom de-icing
Replies: 25
Views: 3706

Re: Broom de-icing

The guy in the first picture needs to get a leaf blower to blow the snow off the wing. Our deicing trucks at ARN have big air blowers fitted and if the snow is dry, it gets blown off the wing before we start using deicing fluid. We often do the same thing in Canada. (We de-ice a lot). One thing to ...

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Fri Mar 10, 2017 5:51 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Me 109 found in Denmark
Replies: 13
Views: 4344

Re: Me 109 found in Denmark

Who will own the plane that has been found? Huh, this is little but a pile of scrap metal. In principle it belongs to the Danish National Museum in Copenhagen, but I doubt they are interested. Maybe a few minor objects will be on display at the local museum. The engine could maybe end up at the Dan...

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Tue Mar 07, 2017 7:04 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: How do you make and take your coffee
Replies: 58
Views: 1219

Re: How do you make and take your coffee

Sorry I'm stereotypically Canadian in this... Tim's XL Doubledouble...(Translation: Tim Hortons Extra Large 2 Cream 2 Sugar) I've never understood the double double. Water down the coffee with cream, and then add a bunch of sugar. You just end up with a sweet coffee smelling brown drink. But let's ...

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Tue Mar 07, 2017 4:28 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boneyard Planes to buy
Replies: 34
Views: 10386

Re: Boneyard Planes to buy

Maybe the first private to do that but it has been done before. There's a front fuselage of a DC-9 at AMS. 2285545 Of course it was a wreck when they bought it, but with a fresh coat of paint it looks brand new. There's been a bunch of folks who have done similar. Some guy in the PNW has a ex OA 72...

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Mon Mar 06, 2017 11:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Next aircraft program at Bombardier
Replies: 156
Views: 23019

Re: Next aircraft program at Bombardier

From family in Montreal, everyone says that the family has been dragging the company down for awhile now. Two primary thoughts on the issue: some say they want the family to stay for old times sake, others want them gone so the company can stay alive and grow. The family needs to get less say in th...

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Mon Mar 06, 2017 1:38 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boneyard Planes to buy
Replies: 34
Views: 10386

Re: Boneyard Planes to buy

I don't think you would be the first person to do that, so certainly it is possible. Though the costs and logistics would be very interesting to have more insight into. Please keep us updated as you work through the process if you follow through. Maybe the first private to do that but it has been d...

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Thu Mar 02, 2017 2:34 am
Forum: Site Related
Topic: Announcement: Airliners.net has been acquired by VerticalScope
Replies: 340
Views: 62519

Re: Annoucement: Airliners.net has been aquired by VerticalScope

The biggest thing for me was having all the replies on a single page, and collapsed once they'd been read. Opening the thread would you to the first unread post, and everything was condensed on one page. Made it super easy to scroll up and down and re-read posts without having to click through and t...

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Mon Feb 27, 2017 3:28 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 737NGs Without winglets and/or Still With Eyebrow Windows
Replies: 28
Views: 4625

Re: 737NGs Without winglets and/or Still With Eyebrow Windows

From what I have heard, winglets were never certified on the 737-600 so we will probably never see a 736 sporting a set. Does AS flying some VFR routes in Alaska have anything to do with keeping eyebrow windows on new build NGs? Yep. WS was the launch customer for them, but ultimately decided again...

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Sun Feb 26, 2017 6:49 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: CARMAX - Mercedes Question
Replies: 17
Views: 997

Re: CARMAX - Mercedes Question

That's a pretty broad brush your painting with, ( some shady guy in the back of the CarMax Shop. Sorry if it came across as a bit ambiguous. But I've seen some aftermarket warranties where the work is done through one of "their" shops...I'd much rather have it done by the dealer, or a nic...

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Sun Feb 26, 2017 6:24 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: aircraft cleaning
Replies: 2
Views: 512

Re: aircraft cleaning

All depends my friend. Short haul, you'll usually get a quick groom, ie grabbing garbage and crossing seatbelts. At night they'll usually vacuum the carpet and disinfect the table trays. A long international flight will usually get a better clean. For a few reasons. The pax have been on there for ho...

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Sun Feb 26, 2017 5:01 pm
Forum: Site Related
Topic: Locked.....Top 3 New Boeing Programs.....
Replies: 34
Views: 3935

Re: Locked.....Top 3 New Boeing Programs.....

I never understood that about this forum. Everything ends up becoming A vs B. WHO CARES! I like aviation. I like airplanes. I like airports,(Minus the TSA) I like travelling. I've worked at places that fly planes from Europe, planes from the USA, planes from Canada etc. Do I have a reason to favour ...

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Sun Feb 26, 2017 4:47 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: baggage loading question
Replies: 10
Views: 1027

Re: baggage loading question

How often is each Bag touched when not using ULDs ? Domestic flight? 1- At checkin when it's tagged and sent down the belt and through security 2- Coming off the outbound belt onto a bag cart in the bag room 3- Off the bag cart onto the belt loader 4- Off the belt loader into the pit 5- Depending o...

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Sun Feb 26, 2017 3:14 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Canada And The Fwsar
Replies: 90
Views: 33912

Re: Canada And The Fwsar

Can't comment too much on this as I haven't been following this too closely, but in regards to a prop brake, for all intents and purposes it's an APU. It is indeed, and apart from being more noisy, does the exact same job as a dedicated APU, and is much simpler too. I know on our ATR's, when hotel ...

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Sun Feb 26, 2017 1:02 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: CARMAX - Mercedes Question
Replies: 17
Views: 997

Re: CARMAX - Mercedes Question

Not sure why some are trying to push MB dealer. carmax has CPO. Well, CarMax has CPO that they made up. It's CERTAINLY not FACTORY CPO. And there is a difference. Anytime you are buying CPO, you NEED to be buying at a dealer that sells the same brand. Buying a CPO Camry, get it at a Toyota dealer. ...

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Sun Feb 26, 2017 12:55 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Pineapple on pizza?
Replies: 41
Views: 1358

Re: Pineapple on pizza?

Love it.

Anecdotal, but seems every time I'm in a group that's ordering pizza, Hawaiian is always the one people never want to order, but it's always the first one to disappear.

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Sun Feb 26, 2017 12:49 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: F1 2016/2017 Off-Season Thread
Replies: 60
Views: 2361

Re: F1 2016/2017 Off-Season Thread

Mercedes looks like they have a really well put together car...usually if it looks fast it is! Seems like they've had a quiet offseason aside from the driver drama, and seeing as they allegedly stopped developing the 2016 car very early on, the extra development time should help them maintain their ...

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Sun Feb 26, 2017 12:20 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: 'Trump slump' hitting air travel
Replies: 146
Views: 8176

Re: 'Trump slump' hitting air travel

I have been travelling to the states 3 or 4 times a year for decades. I don't mean to offend anybody and I'm sure most Americans don't care or might even figure "good riddance" but I'll be visiting the Caribbean and Europe for the foreseeable future instead. Lots to experience there for s...

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Sun Feb 26, 2017 11:51 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Vinyl wrapping an aircraft
Replies: 3
Views: 841

Re: Vinyl wrapping an aircraft

Not sure of the specifics, but I can't see why not. Both of these (and many others) have wraps on their tails and rudder http://www.nunatsiaqonline.ca/pub/photos/BUNNY2.jpg https://worldairlinenews.files.wordpress.com/2015/10/frontier-2nd-a321-200-wl-d-azaa-n701fr14tail-xfw-airbuslrw.jpg?w=625&h...

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Sun Feb 26, 2017 9:43 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing expects pricing pressure, wants tax reform
Replies: 55
Views: 4858

Re: Boeing expects pricing pressure, wants tax reform

I must admit to some confusion on the responses. 1. No one denies that the USA has the highest corporate tax rate. 2. In the last few years both the EU and US Administration has been on a tear for companies to pay their fair share of tax. 3. A.Net experts have been on Boeing for years in relation t...

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Sat Feb 25, 2017 7:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Future Air Service discussion YWG
Replies: 84
Views: 5086

Re: Future Air Service discussion YWG

I always found it odd that YWG could never sustain at least an AC FRA rotation. It serves roughly the same number of pax as YHZ, which has multiple Europe destinations (Granted many are summer only) and has nearly twice the number of aircraft movements to YHZ. Obviously geography plays a part, but ...

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Sat Feb 25, 2017 3:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Future Air Service discussion YWG
Replies: 84
Views: 5086

Re: Future Air Service discussion YWG

I always found it odd that YWG could never sustain at least an AC FRA rotation. It serves roughly the same number of pax as YHZ, which has multiple Europe destinations (Granted many are summer only) and has nearly twice the number of aircraft movements to YHZ. Obviously geography plays a part, but t...

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Sat Feb 25, 2017 12:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PIA admits taking extra passengers in aisle
Replies: 44
Views: 14113

Re: PIA admits taking extra passengers in aisle

Many years ago (early 1980s) I flew an Air Botswana HS(BAe) 748 from Gaborone to JNB. 748?? Yes, a REAL 748, not a Boeing one. Made by Hawker Siddeley / British Aerospace. Maybe do a quick search on an aviation website... say A.net, rather than implying I've got it wrong? There is life beyond big j...

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Sat Feb 25, 2017 11:44 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing expects pricing pressure, wants tax reform
Replies: 55
Views: 4858

Re: Boeing expects pricing pressure, wants tax reform

2014 1. Boeing Boeing (ba, +0.33%) pre-tax income: $5.95 billion CEO James McNerney total pay: $23.3 million U.S. corporate income tax total: refund of $82 million http://fortune.com/2014/11/19/these-7-companies-spend-more-on-ceo-pay-than-federal-taxes/ "As for Boeing, the report says the compa...

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Sat Feb 25, 2017 11:27 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: CBP now checking documents on some domestic flights
Replies: 45
Views: 9829

Re: CBP now checking documents on some domestic flights

Must remember alphabet soup of Federal agencies work in our airports and are tasked with fighting contraband smuggling, capture fugitives, stop alien smuggling etc. and as such do interact with domestic flights and passengers. Just because one is within the US does not mean there its a free transit...

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Sat Feb 25, 2017 11:13 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: FR 737-800 delivery question
Replies: 1
Views: 838

Re: FR 737-800 delivery question

Haven't so much as taken a look at the wxx, but I'd assume due to winds necessitating the tech stop for a splash of gas.

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