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by USAirKid
Mon May 21, 2018 9:22 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest may take 500 MAX 7
Replies: 83
Views: 23100

Re: Southwest may take 500 MAX 7

All I'm saying is that the E2 is a relatively poor-selling similar-size aircraft to their old 737-300s that Boeing is inheriting and might be inclined to make WN a great offer. Will it happen? Most likely not but ***many*** people said they would never buy anything bigger than a 737-700 too... I’d ...

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by USAirKid
Fri May 18, 2018 6:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Bad news from Havana, Cuba
Replies: 3
Views: 792

Re: Bad news from Havana, Cuba

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by USAirKid
Fri May 18, 2018 7:22 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Amazon Fleet Growth - 2018
Replies: 281
Views: 31339

Re: Amazon Fleet Growth - 2018

This is look at how prime air works, loads the planes etc. Some good airplane pics. http://blog.aboutamazon.com/transportation/how-to-pack-a-prime-plane?token=GW&utm_campaign=transp&utm_content=primeair2018_C&utm_medium=editorial&utm_source=gateway&utm_term=gw05142018 The pictur...

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by USAirKid
Wed May 09, 2018 9:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL 1854 DTW-DEN; Smoke in Cabin; Evac on Taxiway
Replies: 67
Views: 7153

Re: DL 1854 DTW-DEN; Smoke in Cabin; Evac on Taxiway

Another evacuation caught on tape that I find completely infuriating. - Hoards of passengers exiting through the over-wing exits, only to stand on the wing cluelessly and pointlessly instead of sliding off the back of the wing and getting away from the aircraft. (If you are evacuating because you t...

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by USAirKid
Tue May 08, 2018 6:41 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: How many boarding groups?!
Replies: 15
Views: 1996

Re: How many boarding groups?!

Group 6 - not scientific but usually customers who check in at home or with their mobile phone. Group 7 - again not scientific but usually customers who check in at the kiosk. Group 8 - usually get put here if you check in at at the ATO. AFAIK, those groups are usually some sort of alignment with w...

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by USAirKid
Sat Apr 28, 2018 10:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Family Suing AA Over Death of Passenger
Replies: 256
Views: 17974

Re: Family Suing AA Over Death of Passenger

That being said, even if a medical professional was called, its well documented that medical professionals do not take African American's complaints as seriously as white american's complaints. From https://www.americanbar.org/publications/human_rights_magazine_home/human_rights_vol36_2009/fall2009...

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by USAirKid
Sat Apr 28, 2018 9:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Family Suing AA Over Death of Passenger
Replies: 256
Views: 17974

Re: Family Suing AA Over Death of Passenger

Good Lord, you have GOT to be kidding me! The use of the word "girl" automatically equals racism? I'm sorry, but to see racism in that statement, one has to be consciously LOOKING for it, and trying desperately to find it. I'd probably have initially said "girl" if referencing h...

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by USAirKid
Sat Apr 28, 2018 8:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Family Suing AA Over Death of Passenger
Replies: 256
Views: 17974

Re: Family Suing AA Over Death of Passenger

Race is present, and was present before wjcandee mentioned in this thread. Its coded right here: While it's unfortunate this girl died, we don't have the full details of the person's pre-conditions or what exactly took place. I called out JAGflyer's comment when it was made it but it appears my com...

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by USAirKid
Sat Apr 28, 2018 8:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Family Suing AA Over Death of Passenger
Replies: 256
Views: 17974

Re: Family Suing AA Over Death of Passenger

I wonder how much race played into this as well. The victim was a young, educated and sophisticated African-American woman. The initial thought of the FAs was apparently that the reason she was having diff breathing was that she was having a panic attack. STOP . The FA's requested that an on-board ...

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by USAirKid
Thu Apr 26, 2018 3:18 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Woman Dies on Alaska Airlines Flight 478 from Seattle to Kansas City
Replies: 31
Views: 6412

Re: Woman Dies on Alaska Airlines Flight 478 from Seattle to Kansas City

It is nice to know airlines (and AS is definitely known for bending over backwards for their passengers) will try everything to save a life. But what happens when somebody does die? Do they leave the body in the seat (which would be a little eerie to sit next to) or is there some protocol on placin...

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by USAirKid
Tue Apr 24, 2018 5:41 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Oscar Munoz rejects bonus, Chairman moves on
Replies: 35
Views: 7520

Re: Oscar Munoz rejects bonus, Chairman moves on

He's not perfect, but he's clearly the best individual that has sat in his seat in DECADES at either carrier. Only Gordon could hope to compete... and I get the sense that Oscar is a much nicer guy that Gordon! Well I haven't heard of any stories of Oscar threatening to shoot his employees if they ...

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by USAirKid
Tue Apr 24, 2018 3:45 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Mid-1990s USAir/BA relationship Trans-Atlantic
Replies: 20
Views: 3731

Re: Mid-1990s USAir/BA relationship Trans-Atlantic

Always liked hearing a pilot with a Southern drawl use the Speedbird callsign. We were already flying those LGW routes as US, the BA investment is what brought about the wet lease. I find it interesting that these were wet leased and flew under BA's callsign. I had always thought that it was a lice...

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by USAirKid
Tue Apr 24, 2018 3:30 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Passenger Forcibly Removed off an AA Flight @ MIA
Replies: 42
Views: 5709

Re: Passenger Forcibly Removed off an AA Flight @ MIA

Source: aa.com, American Airlines Newsroom, Statement on Flight 2446 April 22, 2018 - On Sunday evening, a disagreement occurred between two passengers on American Airlines flight 2446 from Miami to Chicago O’Hare. The aircraft was still at the gate in Miami, and the instigating passenger was asked...

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by USAirKid
Tue Apr 24, 2018 3:28 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Passenger Forcibly Removed off an AA Flight @ MIA
Replies: 42
Views: 5709

Re: Passenger Forcibly Removed off an AA Flight @ MIA

I wonder how many passengers on that flight were inconvenienced with missed connections because of the delay in having to subdue and remove that idiot? That guy should be banned from all US airlines. I wonder how many passengers are making connections at 12:30am? (This flight, AA2446 was scheduled ...

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by USAirKid
Tue Apr 24, 2018 2:30 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest cancels 100+ flights today
Replies: 51
Views: 10865

Re: Southwest cancels 100+ flights today

Are all of those cxnld and delayed flights related to the AD, or are they all things operationally? How does 788 delayed flights compare to an average day? Considering what's going on, I'm surprised it's not more. I don’t track WN on a daily basis. I do know they rank very low in on-time percentage...

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by USAirKid
Mon Apr 23, 2018 10:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WN leases slots from AS at LGA/DCA
Replies: 136
Views: 12767

Re: WN leases slots from AS at LGA/DCA

tphuang wrote:
Also, I have to say pretty embarrassing on JetBlue part to not outbid southwest on this. Or if they didn’t try to bid, that would be even worse.


I'm curious if AS went right to WN to attempt to curry some favor with WN, given that AS still wants to be at DAL and not forced to accommodate DL.

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by USAirKid
Mon Apr 23, 2018 10:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WN leases slots from AS at LGA/DCA
Replies: 136
Views: 12767

Re: WN leases slots from AS at LGA/DCA

So this basically confirms that AS bought VX to kill it. To prevent B6 from making the acquisition and actually using the merger to improve its network. Nice one regulators. Were the DAL-LGA and DAL DCA routes ever really a core VX route? It seems to me like AS tried to save this route and make it ...

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by USAirKid
Fri Apr 20, 2018 4:07 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Bathroom cleaning on long haul flights
Replies: 109
Views: 14117

Re: Bathroom cleaning on long haul flights

DDR wrote:
What does gross me out is that people want to "fool around" in there. YUCK


Well if the crew isn't going to share the crew rest, where else are passengers supposed to fool around?? ;-)

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by USAirKid
Thu Apr 19, 2018 3:08 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Bathroom cleaning on long haul flights
Replies: 109
Views: 14117

Re: Bathroom cleaning on long haul flights

Can Lav cleaning be automated? I have seen automatic toilet seat cleaners in Germany (mainly at rest stops). Can similar things be done in-flight and others such as automatic trash compactor? There are still few things FA need to do. I have done some of the long NS flights to China and India from t...

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by USAirKid
Wed Apr 18, 2018 9:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Air Lines B737-832NG NTU
Replies: 10
Views: 3991

Re: Delta Air Lines B737-832NG NTU

AFAIK, they also were buying MD-90s at the same time. The profits from selling the 737s were financing the MD-90 purchases. It was a financial move to save capital.

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by USAirKid
Sun Apr 15, 2018 7:32 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA Fleet Updates - 2018
Replies: 278
Views: 45453

Re: AA Fleet Updates - 2018

Updated Fleet Plan: https://americanairlines.gcs-web.com/static-files/552c3292-d044-440f-bc3b-66a5694fdabb Highlights: 333s here through at least the end of 2020 738 retirements pushed back a year (now starting 2020) 50 MAXes deferred from 2020-2022 to 2025 & 2026 Expedited winddown of the 763 ...

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by USAirKid
Sat Apr 14, 2018 10:35 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

It’s been so long since any of those airlines had a mainline accident that wasn’t terrorism, I can’t even remember. AA was the A300 in 2001. Maybe DL was the MD-80 fan blade incident in PNS. UA was probably COS. Those were what, 1990s? Per Wiki and Airfleets.com, the last write off incident from th...

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by USAirKid
Fri Apr 13, 2018 9:26 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA buys stake in DY, considers full takeover
Replies: 4
Views: 1241

Re: BA buys stake in DY, considers full takeover

Sounds like they're trying to buy out a competitor while they're smaller..

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by USAirKid
Tue Apr 10, 2018 2:51 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: US A320 Arrives At Universal Studios
Replies: 21
Views: 14394

Re: US A320 Arrives At Universal Studios

Well I much prefer the old days of movies. In Airplane! the flight made it from LAX to ORD in under 90 minutes. They've really slowed the flights down now a days..

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by USAirKid
Mon Apr 09, 2018 2:22 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Decade since Delta's merger with Northwest
Replies: 231
Views: 18533

Re: Decade since Delta's merger with Northwest

Flight attendants at Northwest were unionized and voted to leave their labor union — Delta's flight attendants were not and are still not unionized, unlike its other large U.S. legacy airline competitors. Is it just me or did this line from the article seem wrong? AFAIK, there was a joint vote of D...

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by USAirKid
Fri Apr 06, 2018 10:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Reward for fugitive mechanic in Valujet 592 crash
Replies: 32
Views: 7414

Re: Reward for fugitive mechanic in Valujet 592 crash

Depending how he was acculturated I could very much see that he wouldn't have an expectation of a fair trial, thus that could be the reason why he fled. It shouldn't matter, though. When one immigrates to a new country, as this gentleman apparently did, one agrees to obey the laws of his new countr...

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by USAirKid
Fri Apr 06, 2018 7:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Reward for fugitive mechanic in Valujet 592 crash
Replies: 32
Views: 7414

Re: Reward for fugitive mechanic in Valujet 592 crash

I'm really curious about Valenzuela-Reyes' cultural and ethnic background. Depending how he was acculturated I could very much see that he wouldn't have an expectation of a fair trial, thus that could be the reason why he fled. That being said, as arcticcruiser mentioned, his co-workers were found n...

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by USAirKid
Fri Apr 06, 2018 7:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Reward for fugitive mechanic in Valujet 592 crash
Replies: 32
Views: 7414

Re: Reward for fugitive mechanic in Valujet 592 crash

kiowa wrote:
Didn’t Valujet change its name to AirTran?


Almost.. Valujet's parent bought AirTran Airways an existing 737-200 operator, and merged with it, and took its name.

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by USAirKid
Fri Apr 06, 2018 3:18 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: COPA ops in Venezuela suspended by the Maduro government
Replies: 93
Views: 9833

Re: COPA ops in Venezuela suspended by the Maduro government

It appears the ban on CM ops only applies to CCS, Maracaibo and Valencia operated normally today, All Flights are cancelled: https://pbs.twimg.com/media/DaDykdEWAAEaifT.jpg I ran the photo through a OCR software and into Google Translate.. I got this text ISTMUO1M6O4LDERER@A.UA GM VENEZUELA COMMUNI...

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by USAirKid
Wed Apr 04, 2018 3:49 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alaska Sign atop T7 JFK
Replies: 62
Views: 10835

Re: Alaska Sign atop T7 JFK

Those curved lines above and to the left of the title, do you suppose they are the outline of a green and blue swish that will act as a counterbalance to BA's ribbon on the other side of the façade? I think its supposed to evoke the green and blue swish, but I don't think we'll see any additional c...

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by USAirKid
Tue Apr 03, 2018 6:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alaska Sign atop T7 JFK
Replies: 62
Views: 10835

Re: Alaska Sign atop T7 JFK

Oooh, I just saw the little swooshes in the upper left corner of the top of the building facade... nice touch.

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by USAirKid
Tue Apr 03, 2018 6:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alaska Sign atop T7 JFK
Replies: 62
Views: 10835

Re: Alaska Sign atop T7 JFK

The moment you've all been waiting for is here!

I asked jfklganyc to email me his photo, so I could post it.

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Honestly I think it looks a little off-centered. But its great to see it up there.

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by USAirKid
Tue Apr 03, 2018 4:23 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What if? 50 seat transcontinetal jets; 76 seat transatlantic jets; 140 seat transpacific jets...
Replies: 51
Views: 6402

Re: What if? 50 seat transcontinetal jets; 76 seat transatlantic jets; 140 seat transpacific jets...

I'd really wonder what this does to hub economics. In many ways I can see it putting them in the toilet, because why would you fly through a hub if you didn't have to? Any city pair with 80 PDEW or so is going to have a flight that bypasses the hub, which then makes the traditional fortress hub less...

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by USAirKid
Wed Mar 28, 2018 10:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qantas proposes amenities in the cargo hold for ultra long flights
Replies: 76
Views: 12548

Re: Alan Joyce floats the idea of "Cargo class"

I await the first story of a FA having to rouse a passenger deep in sleep to get them to go sit upstairs... That'll be fun.

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by USAirKid
Fri Mar 23, 2018 6:03 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: One Single Business-Class Cabin Concept on Narrow Body Aircraft
Replies: 43
Views: 5143

Re: One Single Business-Class Cabin Concept on Narrow Body Aircraft

There was Legend out of Dallas, flying DC-9s with 56 seats. Legend also had a few interesting things going for it. ⋅ First airline to do LiveTV, before JetBlue had it. (They had an early generation of the LiveTV product that JetBlue uses, and at one time owned.) ⋅ The 56 seat co...

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by USAirKid
Thu Mar 22, 2018 4:06 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumor: AS Reducing Airbus Transcon Flying >50%
Replies: 100
Views: 16956

Re: Rumor: AS Reducing Airbus Transcon Flying >50%

Well, AS is selling two of their SEA-PDX / PDX-SEA flights on the A320s starting July 6th. I made a post about it on the Oregon Aviation Thread: http://www.airliners.net/forum/viewtopic.php?f=3&t=1382457&p=20258577&hilit=It+looks+like+Alaska#p20258577 (Sorry about the bright highlight o...

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by USAirKid
Thu Mar 22, 2018 4:01 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The only picture ever taken of Concorde flying at Mach 2
Replies: 70
Views: 16322

Re: The only picture ever taken of Concorde flying at Mach 2

Is the flare in the upper left corner the sun? or is it glare off the inside of the RAF Tornado's canopy?

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by USAirKid
Thu Mar 22, 2018 3:59 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumor: AS Reducing Airbus Transcon Flying >50%
Replies: 100
Views: 16956

Re: Rumor: AS Reducing Airbus Transcon Flying >50%

Sorry those numbers were from 2014, here are the 2017 numbers up until september VX A320 v. AS 739ER Cost Per Block Hour (US$) VX $3,177 (Crew-$686, Fuel-$1,237, AC cost-$708, Mx-$426, Insur-$6, Other-$115) AS $2,681 (Crew-$814, Fuel-$1,280, AC cost-$344, Mx-$171, Insur-$3, Other-$69) Cost Per ASM ...

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by USAirKid
Wed Mar 21, 2018 6:34 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumor: AS Reducing Airbus Transcon Flying >50%
Replies: 100
Views: 16956

Re: Rumor: AS Reducing Airbus Transcon Flying >50%

AFAIK, this is likely part of the fleet utilization/cross fleeting strategy. The 737-900ERs are going to be used on the transcon flights, whereas the A320 fleet is going to be used more on the north and south west coast flights. From https://runwaygirlnetwork.com/2017/04/02/virgin-alaskas-new-weapon...

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by USAirKid
Wed Mar 21, 2018 6:24 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest is given permit for space at HNL
Replies: 89
Views: 11726

Re: Southwest is given permit for space at HNL

PoS? Point of Sale. Essentially the ticket holder's address when they purchased the ticket. Thank you. That’s what I was thinking, but I don’t understand the significance in this context. The thought is that given HA and AS are known in Hawaii, they're more likely to be chosen by locals buying tick...

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by USAirKid
Wed Mar 21, 2018 6:20 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

IMHO setting up a discipline matrix is HR301, and is kindof amazing that it hasn't been established and agreed upon in the union contract. It’s an HR philosophy that is suited more towards the office environment, not the service industry, especially for a customer-facing, safety-centric position. I...

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by USAirKid
Wed Mar 21, 2018 1:09 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest is given permit for space at HNL
Replies: 89
Views: 11726

Re: Southwest is given permit for space at HNL

AirFiero wrote:
PoS?


Point of Sale. Essentially the ticket holder's address when they purchased the ticket.

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by USAirKid
Wed Mar 21, 2018 1:04 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

Its seems UA's main failure here is a lack of an appropriate system for addressing and grading disciplinary issues. If they had a system that setup say three categories: Minor Offense, Major Offense, Fireable Offense with examples laid out in each they'd be on better footings. But since UA testified...

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by USAirKid
Fri Mar 16, 2018 4:45 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Which airlines have Airbus and Boeing done custom modifications for?
Replies: 143
Views: 21422

Re: Which airlines have Airbus and Boeing done custom modifications for?

DL_Mech wrote:
Boeing did a custom "hatrack" door on early UA 727-222s.




Umm. whats a "hatrack" door? Is this just the door forward of the wing, but aft of the L1 door?

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by USAirKid
Wed Mar 14, 2018 9:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What Has Oscar Munoz Accomplished During His Tenure At UA?
Replies: 68
Views: 7903

Re: What Has Oscar Munoz Accomplished During His Tenure At UA?

Oscar has been CEO for effectively two years. (He started September 2015, had a heart attack in October 2015, and returned March 2016.) Airlines are huge organizations and moving them takes time. The simple fact that UA employees are singing his praises means he's doing something right. Theres also ...

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by USAirKid
Sun Mar 11, 2018 10:23 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WSJ: The fight for the right to expand JFK
Replies: 56
Views: 9037

Re: WSJ: The fight for the right to expand JFK

Reading the article the thing that stuck out to me is a mention of reconfiguring the roads. I'm curious if they're brainstorming something more radical like extending terminal 4 into the green parking area, and then extending parking into where Terminal 1 is. They could also extend parking out into ...

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by USAirKid
Sat Mar 03, 2018 9:00 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Spare aircraft on the spot
Replies: 35
Views: 4536

Re: Spare aircraft on the spot

Also, recognize that subs don't have to replace identical equipment. Plenty of larger aircraft are tossed on a route just because they're available. Last fall I even flew ATL-DTW on a "retired" 763A that was filling in for an MD88... And sometimes it goes the opposite way.. I remember rea...

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by USAirKid
Tue Feb 27, 2018 9:34 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: ETOPS and Tri-Jets
Replies: 29
Views: 3587

Re: ETOPS and Tri-Jets

Cargo fire suppression is usually the most restrictive element on ETOPS, For a 330' ETOPS qual you need the fire/smoke/fumes to be contained for 3:45. subtract 15 minutes for good measure, thus coming up with the 3:30 minute number. Boeing offer enhanced fire suppression systems for operators desir...

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by USAirKid
Thu Feb 22, 2018 6:27 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Amazon Fleet Growth - 2018
Replies: 281
Views: 31339

Re: Amazon Fleet Growth - 2018

My 2 cents. Disclaimer, I have no experience in the Air freight or Airline business but I would like to think I have common sense. I work in public transit planning so we have different cargo. How small should AZ Prime go? I live in Phoenix AZ and spent a lot of years in Grand Canyon and Flagstaff....

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