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by Ionosphere
Mon May 21, 2018 6:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: FA attention question
Replies: 41
Views: 3753

Re: FA attention question

Are you sure it was her personal cell phone? Delta flight attendants now have company issued phones which contain their work manuals, announcements, service standards, company emails, etc. Even then, if "safety is your primary role", you should be free of distractions during the most crit...

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by Ionosphere
Mon May 21, 2018 1:41 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Connection skids off the Runway in LEX
Replies: 7
Views: 4584

Re: Delta Connection skids off the Runway in LEX

July 17, 1996: TWA800 JFK-CDG-FCO, 230 dead April 2, 1986: TWA840 FCO-ATH, 4 dead June 14, 1985: TW847 ATH-FCO, 1 dead September 8, 1974: TWA840 ATH-FCO, 88 dead August 26, 1974: TWA840 ATH-FCO bomb goes off in cargo hold after landing January 8, 1970: TWA802 LBG-FCO hijacked August 26, 1969: TWA840...

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by Ionosphere
Sun May 20, 2018 11:31 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why do Charter Airlines Use 737's rather than A320's
Replies: 34
Views: 7650

Re: Why do Charter Airlines Use 737's rather than A320's

910A wrote:
Xtra (then Casino) and Sierra Pacific both started out with 732 and they are still flying one ex-Air Florida bird that is 37.5 years old. At stated before both of these airlines started with 732 before Airbus was established in the US.


I'm really shocked that Sierra Pacific is still flying

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by Ionosphere
Sun May 20, 2018 11:30 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why do Charter Airlines Use 737's rather than A320's
Replies: 34
Views: 7650

Re: Why do Charter Airlines Use 737's rather than A320's

EvanWSFO wrote:
USA 3000 operated 320's. Aside from them I can't think of any US charter carrier that did.


TransMeridian & Ryan International

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by Ionosphere
Sun May 20, 2018 5:05 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Connection skids off the Runway in LEX
Replies: 7
Views: 4584

Re: Delta Connection skids off the Runway in LEX

It's amazing how some airlines have such bad luck in certain cities; ie. TWA in FCO. Comair and Endeavor. Not even remotely the same airline. All they had in common is the mainline partner they were flying for. Correct but to the public it's still Delta regardless of the DCI carrier. Comair killed ...

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by Ionosphere
Sun May 20, 2018 3:34 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Connection skids off the Runway in LEX
Replies: 7
Views: 4584

Re: Delta Connection skids off the Runway in LEX

It's amazing how some airlines have such bad luck in certain cities; ie. TWA in FCO.

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by Ionosphere
Fri May 18, 2018 4:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA tells FAs to stop Sloppy Grooming
Replies: 163
Views: 17810

Re: UA tells FAs to stop Sloppy Grooming

I think AA has the worst problem right now looking uniformed. You have FAs that are wearing clothes they purchased themselves and uniforms from both AA & UA. I've recently seen AA FAs were uniform pieces that were discontinued in 1998. Mgmt really needs to figure out how to provide a nontoxic un...

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by Ionosphere
Tue May 15, 2018 11:07 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alaska to Close Pilot Base in NYC
Replies: 80
Views: 8597

Re: Alaska to Close Pilot Base in NYC

The FA base at JFK closed already. I don't envy anyone commuting coast to coast.

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by Ionosphere
Mon May 14, 2018 11:01 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Pan am long haul operations from Miami 1980-1991
Replies: 44
Views: 6324

Re: Pan am long haul operations from Miami 1980-1991

Did AA take over the routes to CDG, FRA, and LHR after 1991? I think UA took over some international routes after 1991. United picked up Pan Am's South American routes when they shut down in 1991. (American got Eastern's routes, which originally were Braniff's). They maintained a hub in Miami for a...

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by Ionosphere
Wed May 09, 2018 3:20 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Did any legacy major airline ever NOT have F/C/Y (one C was established)
Replies: 12
Views: 903

Re: Did any legacy major airline ever NOT have F/C/Y (one C was established)

Continental was one of the first airlines that merged First & Business into one cabin, BusinessFirst in 1992. TWA followed in 1995 with Trans World One.

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by Ionosphere
Sun May 06, 2018 6:47 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: UA's domestic 777 vs DC-10
Replies: 36
Views: 4356

Re: UA's domestic 777 vs DC-10

cedarjet wrote:
The one that crashed in Iowa was routing SFO DEN ORD PHL as UA 232


UA 232 was DEN-ORD-PHL. The crew of UA232 had flown PHL-DEN before the accident flight.

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by Ionosphere
Wed May 02, 2018 1:15 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA Cracks Down on FA Trip Hoarding and Selling
Replies: 61
Views: 13096

Re: AA Cracks Down on FA Trip Hoarding and Selling

For an example lets say a DFW-HKG trip is worth 30 hours of pay total. Even at a new hire rate of $27/hr and paying $200 for the trip, the FA would still make about $600 for the trip.

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by Ionosphere
Thu Apr 26, 2018 6:42 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why didn't EA/CO Merge?
Replies: 20
Views: 3039

Re: Why didn't EA/CO Merge?

Eastern's pay scale was the highest of all airlines. Patently, false. As part of the buy-out, the pilots took a 20% pay cut. GF Was there ever a time when EA paid more than DL? I thought the pay gap between DL and other airlines was even higher back then. Delta has always paid high to keep the unio...

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by Ionosphere
Sat Apr 21, 2018 12:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What type of 747-200 did NW use on ORD-NRT route
Replies: 27
Views: 3062

Re: What type of 747-200 did NW use on ORD-NRT route

N626AA wrote:
Nice to see NW operated their pax 742s as late as 2008. If I may add to the op's question, when was NW's final 742 pax flight and aircraft reg?


I think the last flight was actually at Delta. It was a military charter.

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by Ionosphere
Tue Apr 17, 2018 7:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WN 1380 LGA-DAL emergency landing at PHL, 1 fatality
Replies: 720
Views: 116684

Re: WN 1380 LGA-DAL emergency landing at PHL

In 1973 a pax on a National DC-10 was sucked out of a window after an engine exploded. The pax next to him tried pulling him back in but wasn't able to.

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by Ionosphere
Sun Apr 15, 2018 11:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 60 Minutes to skewer Allegiant Air this Sunday
Replies: 177
Views: 30399

Re: 60 Minutes to skewer Allegiant Air this Sunday

CV880 wrote:
FWIW, AA I think still holds the single fatality record, ORD, Flight 191, 1979, 271pax +2 on the ground.


AA191 is the deadliest plane crash in the U.S., closely followed by AA587 which killed 265 people.

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by Ionosphere
Sun Apr 15, 2018 4:12 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why Is BA's Africa Network So Relatively Limited?
Replies: 52
Views: 9625

Re: Why Is BA's Africa Network So Relatively Limited?

Might also add that in the 90s/00s certain routes were flown by BMed-British Mediterranean Airways. I believe they were a sort of BA affiliate as they showed up in BA timetables. Not sure of the history but seems that certain routes were not premium or prestigious enough (Alexandria, Khartoum, Daka...

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by Ionosphere
Sun Apr 15, 2018 1:32 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 60 Minutes to skewer Allegiant Air this Sunday
Replies: 177
Views: 30399

Re: 60 Minutes to skewer Allegiant Air this Sunday

Fatal Passenger Incidents DL: MD-88 fan blade accident in PNS in 1996, Comair crashes in 1997 & 2006 (NW255 in DTW in 1987 & NW Airlink in HIB in 1993) UA: 737 in COS in 1991, UAX J41 in CMH in 1994, UAX B1900 in UIN in 1996 (CO1713 in DEN in 1987, Colgan 3407 in 2009) AA: AA587 in 2001, Ame...

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by Ionosphere
Sun Apr 08, 2018 7:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumor: UA to introduce new and/or revised livery in the coming years
Replies: 186
Views: 30592

Re: Rumor: UA to introduce new and/or revised livery in the coming years

I have to agree! CO Livery came out when I was in grade school. Even WORSE the tulip came around my birth! The tulip came out in 1974, and the CO globe livery in 1991. Exactly how long were you in grade school? ;) I said "about", lol! I was born in 76....in 91 I was in 7th grade You would...

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by Ionosphere
Sat Apr 07, 2018 4:52 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Odd DL route - CLE-BDL
Replies: 23
Views: 3918

Re: Odd DL route - CLE-BDL

This was started after UA cut BDL-CLE a few years ago

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by Ionosphere
Mon Apr 02, 2018 9:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why did CO abandon the DEN hub?
Replies: 37
Views: 6314

Re: Why did CO abandon the DEN hub?

To kill and devour Frontier. Unfortunately? United did that. We took their airplanes and then Screwed their flight crews on some old standing ALPA animosity. Not being a pilot, I never understood it or the reasons. UA585, the 737-200 that crashed in COS in 1991, was a former FL plane. It was flying...

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by Ionosphere
Tue Mar 27, 2018 6:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Great Lakes (ZK) suspends operations
Replies: 86
Views: 11421

Re: Great Lakes (ZK) suspends operations

I regret never nonreving on Great Lakes when I had the chance.

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by Ionosphere
Wed Mar 21, 2018 12:07 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 2 Fired United FAs awarded $800k+ (Possibly 1.5mil) From Jury
Replies: 66
Views: 9494

Re: 2 Fired United FAs awarded $800k+ (Possibly 1.5mil) From Jury

This is exactly when there is no morale at UA. These FAs did the service. I don't think an apron is necessary to pour drinks. It seems like a witch hunt to get rid of senior FAs. Something similar at TWA in 1987. A FA with 25 years was fired for taking 4 cup cartons of milk and a used Ambassador Cla...

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by Ionosphere
Thu Mar 15, 2018 10:14 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates Flight Attendant Jumps From Aircraft in Apparent Suicide Attempt
Replies: 67
Views: 19802

Re: Emirates Flight Attendant Jumps From Aircraft in Apparent Suicide Attempt

This article states that there may have been an argument (verbal exchange) with a colleague: http://www.monitor.co.ug/News/National/Emirates-crew-staff-jumps-off-plane-Entebbe-Airport/688334-4341750-13vv72az/index.html Another article says the FA is Bulgarian. The article makes it sound like she wa...

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by Ionosphere
Wed Mar 14, 2018 2:09 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA hiring flight attendants for LIM and EZE
Replies: 38
Views: 5776

Re: AA hiring flight attendants for LIM and EZE

One of the most unusual foreign Flight Attendant bases if JAL's London base for it flights from Tokyo to London. Flew a 77W from Haneda to London Heathrow and it must have had three European FA's. One, Carolina, commutes to London from Spain for her flights to Japan. PA back in the 1970's had a Lon...

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by Ionosphere
Wed Mar 14, 2018 2:08 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA hiring flight attendants for LIM and EZE
Replies: 38
Views: 5776

Re: AA hiring flight attendants for LIM and EZE

One of the most unusual foreign Flight Attendant bases if JAL's London base for it flights from Tokyo to London. Flew a 77W from Haneda to London Heathrow and it must have had three European FA's. One, Carolina, commutes to London from Spain for her flights to Japan. PA back in the 1970's had a Lon...

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by Ionosphere
Tue Mar 13, 2018 7:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: How did PanAm feed its network?
Replies: 100
Views: 10409

Re: How did PanAm feed its network?

This was the main reason they bought National. They wanted domestic feed. They had agreements with smaller airlines to feed them over the years. Empire and Allegheny were some of the feeders.

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by Ionosphere
Tue Mar 13, 2018 7:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Dog Dies in Overhead Bin on United Airlines Flight
Replies: 491
Views: 31149

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

The bins have an opening at the very top when closed. Could the dog have been crushed by bags during take off or landing?

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by Ionosphere
Wed Mar 07, 2018 6:44 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Pan am long haul operations from Miami 1980-1991
Replies: 44
Views: 6324

Re: Pan am long haul operations from Miami 1980-1991

It has just came to my mind tha accident in los Rodeos . It was a Klm n a PanAm, no? What was doing there that PanAm? It was a charter flight from LAX to Las Palmas via JFK. They diverted to Tenerife after a bomb scare at the Las Palmas Airport. The passengers were boarding a Med cruise in Las Palm...

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by Ionosphere
Tue Mar 06, 2018 9:49 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Pan am long haul operations from Miami 1980-1991
Replies: 44
Views: 6324

Re: Pan am long haul operations from Miami 1980-1991

Kadish wrote:
Did PanAm to Spain?


They only flew JFK-MAD.

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by Ionosphere
Tue Mar 06, 2018 9:46 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Pan am long haul operations from Miami 1980-1991
Replies: 44
Views: 6324

Re: Pan am long haul operations from Miami 1980-1991

From the October 27, 1991 timetable:

PA134 MIA-CDG
PA441 MIA-GIG-GRU and MIA-GRU-GIG
PA443 MIA-CCS-REC
PA451 MIA-GRU-GIG
PA453 MIA-EZE-SCL

Interestingly, PA was still flying from JFK to GRU & GIG nonstop.

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by Ionosphere
Tue Feb 27, 2018 8:10 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Pushing E175 to 4 hours 41 minutes block time
Replies: 48
Views: 7855

Re: Pushing E175 to 4 hours 41 minutes block time

I know for a fact a company based in Madison has a 100's of employees that travel every week for business across the country. They currently primarily use Delta but United is making a big push to win the business. Note the mainline service added between MSN and ORD the last couple years. On a perso...

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by Ionosphere
Tue Feb 27, 2018 3:42 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Mesa Airlines Beech 1900 DFW Ops Question
Replies: 30
Views: 1807

Re: Mesa Airlines Beech 1900 DFW Ops Question

So what exactly was the difference between Air Midwest flights and Mesa flights? It was similar to the way Republic used to have Republic, Chautauqua, and Shuttle America. They used different names for different operations, but they were all basically Mesa. Freedom Air flew the Delta Connection fly...

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by Ionosphere
Tue Feb 27, 2018 2:24 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Mesa Airlines Beech 1900 DFW Ops Question
Replies: 30
Views: 1807

Re: Mesa Airlines Beech 1900 DFW Ops Question

I flew Air Midwest from Kansas City to Columbia, MO, between 2006 and 2008. I usually bought my ticket from US Airways. In about 2007 the codeshare deal was announced with Midwest. I often flew BOS-MCI-COU. The Air Midwest flights left from a lower level gate area in Terminal A in MCI. The cabins we...

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by Ionosphere
Tue Feb 27, 2018 2:22 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Mesa Airlines Beech 1900 DFW Ops Question
Replies: 30
Views: 1807

Re: Mesa Airlines Beech 1900 DFW Ops Question

I flew Air Midwest from Kansas City to Columbia, MO, between 2006 and 2008. I usually bought my ticket from US Airways. In about 2007 the codeshare deal was announced with Midwest. I often flew BOS-MCI-COU. The Air Midwest flights left from a lower level gate area in Terminal A in MCI. The cabins we...

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