Search found 134 matches

by BerenErchamion
Sat Apr 14, 2018 2:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LA City Council Approves People Mover for LAX
Replies: 60
Views: 6958

Re: LA City Council Approves People Mover for LAX

compensateme wrote:
Why force people to utilize something they don't want?


Because our health, if not our very survival as a species, literally hangs in the balance.

Jump to post
by BerenErchamion
Wed Apr 11, 2018 10:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indianapolis Aviation Thread - 2018
Replies: 654
Views: 38899

Re: Indianapolis Aviation Thread - 2018

Indy wrote:
What is currently the smallest U.S. market with nonstop service to Asia? What is the largest market in the U.S. without nonstop service to Asia?

Inland Empire, probably.

Jump to post
by BerenErchamion
Wed Apr 11, 2018 10:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: China Airlines announces TPE-ONT service
Replies: 218
Views: 27887

Re: China Airlines announces TPE-ONT service

I also noticed that the website lists the airport as LA/Ontario, which is what Southwest Airlines does too. More effective than the name of the airport itself. For example, most airlines and people don't mention "John Wayne" when booking flights to SNA. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ObG...

Jump to post
by BerenErchamion
Wed Apr 11, 2018 10:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: China Airlines announces TPE-ONT service
Replies: 218
Views: 27887

Re: China Airlines announces TPE-ONT service

Yeah, really surprised they don’t have it at least listed as Los Angeles/Ontario. Quite unusual to put in the local town the airport is located jn without using the name of the city they are serving which really is the greater Los Angeles area. What's worse is the fact that the natural alternative ...

Jump to post
by BerenErchamion
Wed Mar 14, 2018 7:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Dog Dies in Overhead Bin on United Airlines Flight
Replies: 491
Views: 30839

Re: Dog Dies in Overhead Bin on United Airlines Flight

Noise wrote:
I care about the objective definition of "family".


There is no such thing.

That's not how language, or anthropology, work. At all. Sounds like some college courses in linguistics and cultural anthropology might be in order for you.

Jump to post
by BerenErchamion
Wed Mar 14, 2018 7:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Dog Dies in Overhead Bin on United Airlines Flight
Replies: 491
Views: 30839

Re: Dog Dies in Overhead Bin on United Airlines Flight

only to lose her loved one because of the staff's poor judgment and negligence Why do you assume that that's the case? How are you so sure that the dog just wouldn't have died anyway for one of the myriad reasons that pets die every day, and the overhead bin just happened to be where it was located...

Jump to post
by BerenErchamion
Wed Mar 14, 2018 7:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Dog Dies in Overhead Bin on United Airlines Flight
Replies: 491
Views: 30839

Re: Dog killed onboard United Airlines flight (in cabin)

Did the dog die of suffocation, or did it freak out? Or was it a breed that might have breathing issues at altitude? I have a hard time believing it would suffocate, as the bins are big, and there seems like a fair amount of room inside the carrier. Not saying it's impossible. If it were my dog, I'...

Jump to post
by BerenErchamion
Tue Mar 13, 2018 4:17 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LAW (Chile) abandons all domestic flying
Replies: 45
Views: 6826

Re: LAW (Chile) abandons all domestic flying

How has Chile not suspended the LAW AOC yet? The business model isn’t sustainable with flying to high risk destinations, and I notice that LAW has no fleet renewal plan in place to replace those old 737-300s. JetSmart will easily fill the market void. And on what basis would the Chilean authorities...

Jump to post
by BerenErchamion
Wed Mar 07, 2018 8:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A Woman Screaming 'I Am God' Tried to Open a Plane Door Mid-flight
Replies: 46
Views: 5165

Re: A Woman Screaming 'I Am God' Tried to Open a Plane Door Mid-flight

You can't really open a pressurized door on an aircraft. Considering that there was no threat, I think it's a funny way to add humor to an otherwise frustrating and bizarre situation. I am god! I am god! I am god! Why do you want to add humour? Just put yourself in that situation. I think that ther...

Jump to post
by BerenErchamion
Tue Mar 06, 2018 2:20 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Is a mid-continent hub necessary for an airlines to serve the whole US
Replies: 40
Views: 3990

Re: Is a mid-continent hub necessary for an airlines to serve the whole US

It's been tried before but the terminals are not condusive for connections. It was designed for ease of car to gate but that was before security became a dominant focus in terminal layouts. However the voters approved a masterplan (Source: flykci.com ) to build a new terminal creating a central ter...

Jump to post
by BerenErchamion
Mon Feb 26, 2018 7:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Employees of American Airlines-Owned American Eagle Make Less Than $10 an Hour
Replies: 146
Views: 14156

Re: Employees of American Airlines-Owned American Eagle Make Less Than $10 an Hour

If one is making only $10/hr, perhaps they shouldn't be raising a family at all. Peoples' ability to lead the peaceful life they want shouldn't be constrained by the capitalist marketplace's assessment of their economic value. People are ends in themselves; we're not primarily units of economic pro...

Jump to post
by BerenErchamion
Mon Feb 26, 2018 6:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Employees of American Airlines-Owned American Eagle Make Less Than $10 an Hour
Replies: 146
Views: 14156

Re: Employees of American Airlines-Owned American Eagle Make Less Than $10 an Hour

pay is based upon market forces "Is" does not imply "ought." The last time I checked, slaves don't get paid. Slaves get compensated in shelter, food, clothing, etc. It's not great, but they get it. Meanwhile, when I help my local park with trail maintenance, I don't get compensa...

Jump to post
by BerenErchamion
Mon Feb 26, 2018 6:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Employees of American Airlines-Owned American Eagle Make Less Than $10 an Hour
Replies: 146
Views: 14156

Re: Employees of American Airlines-Owned American Eagle Make Less Than $10 an Hour

If one is making only $10/hr, perhaps they shouldn't be raising a family at all. Peoples' ability to lead the peaceful life they want shouldn't be constrained by the capitalist marketplace's assessment of their economic value. People are ends in themselves; we're not primarily units of economic pro...

Jump to post
by BerenErchamion
Mon Feb 26, 2018 6:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Employees of American Airlines-Owned American Eagle Make Less Than $10 an Hour
Replies: 146
Views: 14156

Re: Employees of American Airlines-Owned American Eagle Make Less Than $10 an Hour

Glad to see I am not the only one that realizes you can't just "switch jobs" like shoes. Anyone who isn't making less than $10/hr absolutely has no right to say that they should've gotten a different job. Virtually everyone has worked for $10/hour (or it's inflation adjusted equivalent) a...

Jump to post
by BerenErchamion
Mon Feb 26, 2018 6:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Employees of American Airlines-Owned American Eagle Make Less Than $10 an Hour
Replies: 146
Views: 14156

Re: Employees of American Airlines-Owned American Eagle Make Less Than $10 an Hour

They were free to refuse the job when it was offered, In the sense that they're free to starve to death, sure. and are free to leave it for a higher paying job. Not necessarily. Such jobs might not be available to them, they might not have the schedule flexibility to do what is necessary (go to int...

Jump to post
by BerenErchamion
Mon Feb 26, 2018 6:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Employees of American Airlines-Owned American Eagle Make Less Than $10 an Hour
Replies: 146
Views: 14156

Re: Employees of American Airlines-Owned American Eagle Make Less Than $10 an Hour

On a conceptual basis: shame that they don't make a living wage. On a business basis: they knew that going in, and no one held a gun to their head to take that job. No; just that if they don't have money, they won't be able to eat. Capitalism coerces employment. You may, sometimes, have a choice of...

Jump to post
by BerenErchamion
Fri Feb 16, 2018 6:47 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: 3-Year Old Boy screams for 8-hours on flight.
Replies: 155
Views: 12941

Re: 3-Year Old Boy screams for 8-hours on flight.

In my [completely uninformed, and with no awareness of the specifics of the situation] opinion, the parents should be ashamed of themselves for not raising a more disciplined and respectful child. I'll give your uninformed opinion exactly the credibility it deserves: none at all. Never a good idea ...

Jump to post
by BerenErchamion
Fri Feb 16, 2018 6:35 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indianapolis Aviation Thread - 2018
Replies: 654
Views: 38899

Re: Indianapolis Aviation Thread - 2018

WN IND-LAX-91.7%; LAX-IND-85.8% Damn. Whenever I go visit my parents, that's the flight I use unless I can get a great deal out of Ontario that justifies the nonstop flight (and the trip to Ontario which is actually more expensive since I have to take a shuttle rather than public transport). When i...

Jump to post
by BerenErchamion
Thu Feb 15, 2018 11:34 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: 3-Year Old Boy screams for 8-hours on flight.
Replies: 155
Views: 12941

Re: 3-Year Old Boy screams for 8-hours on flight.

It's crazy but the kid's screams are almost demonic!!! 1) The parent(s) must have known that the kid would act up before, during and after the flight. You know this how? Maybe it was their first time flying. Maybe the kid had actually flown many times before with no problems. Stop making assumption...

Jump to post
by BerenErchamion
Thu Feb 15, 2018 11:31 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: 3-Year Old Boy screams for 8-hours on flight.
Replies: 155
Views: 12941

Re: 3-Year Old Boy screams for 8-hours on flight.

1. The parents should have known that the child would be distressed by flying. Why should they have known that? Do you know that they've flown with the child before? Maybe the child's been flying lots of times, and it's never been an issue before now. I don't know if that's the case or not, and nei...

Jump to post
by BerenErchamion
Thu Feb 15, 2018 11:29 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: 3-Year Old Boy screams for 8-hours on flight.
Replies: 155
Views: 12941

Re: 3-Year Old Boy screams for 8-hours on flight.

AWACSooner wrote:
posti wrote:

Just relax and give folks a break, they're trying.

Except, in this case, they weren't


You know this how?

Jump to post
by BerenErchamion
Thu Feb 15, 2018 11:27 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: 3-Year Old Boy screams for 8-hours on flight.
Replies: 155
Views: 12941

Re: 3-Year Old Boy screams for 8-hours on flight.

sevenair wrote:
Sedate or isolate the problem and don't fly. Simples. You do not have the right to fly. If you can't fly without causing a disturbance then tough luck.


Yes, because it's always possible to predict with 100% accuracy when a child will or will not act out...

Jump to post
by BerenErchamion
Thu Feb 15, 2018 11:26 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: 3-Year Old Boy screams for 8-hours on flight.
Replies: 155
Views: 12941

Re: 3-Year Old Boy screams for 8-hours on flight.

sevenair wrote:

Notwithstanding that in this instance the parents don’t smack their kid. They don’t even tell them off.


You know this how?

Jump to post
by BerenErchamion
Thu Feb 15, 2018 11:24 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: 3-Year Old Boy screams for 8-hours on flight.
Replies: 155
Views: 12941

Re: 3-Year Old Boy screams for 8-hours on flight.

It’s a 3 minute long video with snippets taken every hour showing a continual situation with no obvious intervention by the parents. ...do you seriously not see the problem with making assumptions about what the parents did or did not do from "a 3 minute long video [of an 8-hour flight] with s...

Jump to post
by BerenErchamion
Thu Feb 15, 2018 11:23 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: 3-Year Old Boy screams for 8-hours on flight.
Replies: 155
Views: 12941

Re: 3-Year Old Boy screams for 8-hours on flight.

usdcaguy wrote:
Parents aren’t allowed to hit their kids anymore


And rightfully so.

Jump to post
by BerenErchamion
Thu Feb 15, 2018 11:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indianapolis Aviation Thread - 2018
Replies: 654
Views: 38899

Re: Indianapolis Aviation Thread - 2018

WN IND-LAX-91.7%; LAX-IND-85.8% Damn. Whenever I go visit my parents, that's the flight I use unless I can get a great deal out of Ontario that justifies the nonstop flight (and the trip to Ontario which is actually more expensive since I have to take a shuttle rather than public transport). When i...

Jump to post
by BerenErchamion
Sun Feb 11, 2018 11:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JFK / SFO bay development
Replies: 99
Views: 9425

Re: JFK / SFO bay development

Have there ever been or will there ever be future expansion at both JFK and SFO, by reclaiming land from the Bay area surrounding them both? Considering how important both airports are, I am very surprised by the lack of future planning. It would have been a lot easier decades ago, than now. SFO ha...

Jump to post
by BerenErchamion
Thu Feb 08, 2018 2:29 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Televangelist suggests alternate flu shot: ‘Inoculate yourself with the word of God’
Replies: 27
Views: 1157

Re: Televangelist suggests alternate flu shot: ‘Inoculate yourself with the word of God’

Regardless of what how a lot of people feel, I do get a flu shot yearly, and I have not had the flu since 2005. Meanwhile, I've never had a flu shot and I haven't had flu for over 35 years. :scratchchin: That is, quite frankly, sociopathic behavior. Not getting sick doesn't mean you're not carrying...

Jump to post
by BerenErchamion
Thu Feb 08, 2018 2:13 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Trump has given the Pentagon marching orders: He demands a giant millitary parade ...
Replies: 78
Views: 2502

Re: Trump has given the Pentagon marching orders: He demands a giant millitary parade ...

Why? Killing people is wrong; we shouldn't support those who do it. As a blanket statement that doesn't work. Yes, it does. Killing another one of God's children--killing another bearer of the inner light, of God Godself--can never be justified, for any reason, under any circumstances. It is far, f...

Jump to post
by BerenErchamion
Wed Feb 07, 2018 11:37 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Trump has given the Pentagon marching orders: He demands a giant millitary parade ...
Replies: 78
Views: 2502

Re: Trump has given the Pentagon marching orders: He demands a giant millitary parade ...

777222LR wrote:
I don't want to get accused for not supporting our military, because I do.


Why? Killing people is wrong; we shouldn't support those who do it.

Jump to post
by BerenErchamion
Wed Feb 07, 2018 11:35 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Economists agree: Trump, not Obama, gets credit for economy
Replies: 144
Views: 4635

Re: Economists agree: Trump, not Obama, gets credit for economy

stratosphere wrote:
he like most every other democratic president has left our military in a weakened state


Good. Killing people is wrong. It's not the sort of thing we should want to be good at.

So you agree that Democrats are more moral than Republicans, then?

Jump to post
by BerenErchamion
Wed Jan 31, 2018 6:13 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indianapolis Aviation Thread - 2018
Replies: 654
Views: 38899

Re: Indianapolis Aviation Thread - 2018

Also worth noting: Las Vegas (another metro area relatively close in size to Indy) has service to Beijing and Seoul, though obviously it's a special case.

Jump to post
by BerenErchamion
Wed Jan 31, 2018 6:07 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indianapolis Aviation Thread - 2018
Replies: 654
Views: 38899

Re: Indianapolis Aviation Thread - 2018

If you don't include LAX in ONT, I think ONT is probably one of the smallest TPAC markets, probably PDX as well. I feel like I am missing some.... The city of Ontario is one thing, but the entire Inland Empire has roughly 2x the population of the Indy or Portland metro areas. Though the presence of...

Jump to post
by BerenErchamion
Wed Jan 31, 2018 6:02 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indianapolis Aviation Thread - 2018
Replies: 654
Views: 38899

Re: Indianapolis Aviation Thread - 2018

I think the main problem is there really isn't a lot of precedent for a TPAC flight from a mid-sized market (outside of the west coast). Do you know what the smallest market is in the US that has a TPAC flight to East Asia? Portland has service to Tokyo; its metropolitan area is almost exactly the ...

Jump to post
by BerenErchamion
Fri Jan 19, 2018 10:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Norway is to make all short-haul planes electric by 2040
Replies: 252
Views: 15299

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

Norway population (5M) as a fraction of worldwide population (7000M): 0,07%. It's not difficult to show a graph that electicity is produced with renewable energy when you have a national population that is half of Tokyo and you only need one or two plants to produce the required power. People act l...

Jump to post
by BerenErchamion
Fri Jan 19, 2018 9:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Norwegian 787 sets record for quickest subsonic transatlantic flight
Replies: 70
Views: 17367

Re: Norwegian 787 sets record for quickest subsonic transatlantic flight

Think that was the EXPECTED flight time it shaved that 53 mins off. How on earth do they still have an AOC if their flight plans are out by close to 20%. Would make flying into wind an emergency. The block time on the schedule, set weeks or months in advance, is not the same as the expected duratio...

Jump to post
by BerenErchamion
Fri Jan 12, 2018 8:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: B6 Worst Airline in the USA?
Replies: 106
Views: 14445

Re: B6 Worst Airline in the USA?

"The Wall Street Journal looks at seven key operational metrics for their rankings, including on-time arrivals, canceled flights, extreme delays, 2-hour tarmac delays, mishandled luggage, involuntary bumping and complaints." So what is wrong with those metrics, and what would you propose ...

Jump to post
by BerenErchamion
Thu Dec 28, 2017 5:02 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: NH175 LAX-NRT returning to LAX due to a passenger being onboard who shouldnt be onboard
Replies: 94
Views: 19407

Re: NH175 LAX-NRT returning to LAX due to a passenger being onboard who shouldnt be onboard

Blimpie wrote:
knowing the Japanese as well as I do


Yeah, because Japanese people are a monolith and the particular individuals you know are atomistically interchangeable with all the rest.

Seriously, you sound like Frank Burns.

Jump to post
by BerenErchamion
Thu Dec 28, 2017 4:57 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indianapolis Aviation Thread - 2017
Replies: 949
Views: 69947

Re: Indianapolis Aviation Thread 2017

This quote: "Here at the airport, we’re already seeing the benefits, with an established cargo company expanding its lease space to benefit from the international air-cargo capacity." is referring to the December Board meeting: https://d1j6zi7czwjuok.cloudfront.net/iaa-images/board-papers...

Jump to post
by BerenErchamion
Wed Dec 27, 2017 1:44 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: FAA agrees to Santa Monica airport closure
Replies: 61
Views: 14478

Re: FAA agrees to Santa Monica airport closure

janders wrote:
Good. As former Westsider this closure cant come soon enough. Hopefully eliminating all the corporate jets buys some respite for residents till 2028.


This mindset is an example of everything that's wrong with the US.

Jump to post
by BerenErchamion
Tue Dec 19, 2017 8:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airline Service Dead Zones
Replies: 37
Views: 5190

Re: Airline Service Dead Zones

Southern Illinois also comes to mind. The pick are west to STL (Usually around 1.5hr drive) or east to EVV (Not that much closer and not really that many destinations). Other than that, it's EAS service from MWA (to STL also). My parents live in Indiana about a 30 minute drive from EVV but almost a...

Jump to post
by BerenErchamion
Thu Oct 19, 2017 2:55 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: DL FA Supposedly Tells Pax To Stop Singing National Anthem For Fallen Soldier
Replies: 53
Views: 5470

Re: DL FA Supposedly Tells Pax To Stop Singing National Anthem For Fallen Soldier

Please keep this thread on topic and as politics-free as possible. Yes, I realize that's a big ask on this topic in this political climate, but if it can't be done, the thread will either have to be moved to Non Av or locked. ✈️ atcsundevil When/if I pay the extra money to make a Delta flight, I do...

Jump to post
by BerenErchamion
Mon Oct 16, 2017 5:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Spirit Airlines Passenger claims bomb inside bag after being enraged over a $50 bag fee
Replies: 29
Views: 3715

Re: Spirit Airlines Passenger claims bomb inside bag after being enraged over a $50 bag fee

Seems like the bomb remark only happened after he was told he couldn't leave his bag unattended. I wonder if he just said, sarcastically, something along the lines of "Yeah, because there's totally a bomb in there" in response. Still an extremely ill-considered remark, but also not the sam...

Jump to post
by BerenErchamion
Sat Oct 14, 2017 3:06 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest Finally Announces Intentions to Serve Hawaii
Replies: 292
Views: 39774

Re: Southwest Finally Announces Intentions to Serve Hawaii

The only advantage really is assigned seating on most competitors. That seems like a disadvantage. With Southwest, I pay $15 for EBCI and am able to get the exit-row seat with no seat in front of it about half the time. Given that that's considerably less than the premium charged for exit rows on l...

Jump to post
by BerenErchamion
Sat Oct 14, 2017 3:04 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest Finally Announces Intentions to Serve Hawaii
Replies: 292
Views: 39774

Re: Southwest Finally Announces Intentions to Serve Hawaii

SteveXC500 wrote:
IFE on WN is obviously BYOD. Is that too much to ask of passengers?


A little bit, when there are no power outlets at the seat.

Jump to post
by BerenErchamion
Sun Oct 08, 2017 12:12 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: MCI thread - 2017
Replies: 100
Views: 8315

Re: MCI Thread

What is it about glass specifically that would cause problems? My initial (uninformed) sense is that a congested tunnel is a congested tunnel, whatever it's made from (unless it's a flammable material, which as far as I know glass isn't).

Jump to post
by BerenErchamion
Wed Oct 04, 2017 5:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Renaming GSV to Tom Petty-Gainesville
Replies: 27
Views: 3013

Re: Renaming GSV to Tom Petty-Gainesville

This would be wonderful. lovely thought but let us be real, there isn't even an Elvis International. True...and maybe there's still hope for MEM regarding that, but there is a Louis Armstrong (MSY), John Lennon (LPL), Bob Hope (BUR), John Wayne (SNA), and a terminal named after Sonny Bono at PSP. SN...

Jump to post
by BerenErchamion
Tue Sep 19, 2017 12:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New BA route to be announced tomorrow?
Replies: 122
Views: 17727

Re: New BA route to be announced tomorrow?

TryToFlySomeday wrote:
I want to place my bets on ISB's new airport


Dunno, did BA serve Constantinople?

Jump to post
by BerenErchamion
Sat Aug 19, 2017 11:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indianapolis Aviation Thread - 2017
Replies: 949
Views: 69947

Re: Indianapolis Aviation Thread

Plus, as I already mentioned the Highlander, Sequoia, Sienna, and Camry are still made in Indiana. Camry production at Lafayette ended last year; Camrys for the North American market are exclusively made in Georgetown, KY now. The Highlander, Sequoia, and Sienna are still made in Indiana.... Correc...

Jump to post
by BerenErchamion
Sat Aug 19, 2017 3:31 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indianapolis Aviation Thread - 2017
Replies: 949
Views: 69947

Re: Indianapolis Aviation Thread

Midwestindy wrote:
Plus, as I already mentioned the Highlander, Sequoia, Sienna, and Camry are still made in Indiana.


Camry production at Lafayette ended last year; Camrys for the North American market are exclusively made in Georgetown, KY now.

Jump to post