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by USAirKid
Sun Jul 15, 2018 7:42 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta not a fan of second airport in Atlanta
Replies: 104
Views: 10481

Re: Delta not a fan of second airport in Atlanta

For the purposes of this list, I consider anything 1h-1.5hr to be an alternative airport because I personally drive this on my commute to work. SEA/BFI The vast majority of these have at least one airport under an hour or less from the main one. The only major hub airports missing from this list ar...

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by USAirKid
Sat Jul 07, 2018 8:16 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What will replace the EMB145 / CRJ200 ?
Replies: 99
Views: 11109

Re: What will replace the EMB145 / CRJ200 ?

I agree with Someone83 that there are going to be lots of routes upgaged to 70 and 76 seaters. I also remember reading about this earlier, and there was a thought that the E145s and CRJ200s would be replaced with more E145s. AFAIK, AA has some stored in the desert with lower hours that they'll cycle...

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by USAirKid
Sat Jul 07, 2018 8:11 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What were the specifics of American's 2011 order for 460 Airbus jets?
Replies: 28
Views: 7387

Re: What were the specifics of American's 2011 order for 460 Airbus jets?

There may have been, but I believe the CEO at the time had a good relationship with Airbus as well. Also, at that time Airbus was still trying to really break into the US market in a big way, and I'm sure this deal was part of that strategy. Yes that could be. Maybe also the A321 suited the US netw...

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by USAirKid
Sat Jul 07, 2018 7:42 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: N909DL Removal / Scrapping
Replies: 2
Views: 1177

Re: N909DL Removal / Scrapping

I'm also curious what parts if any DL ended up recovering from this airplane. I just glanced at the crash pictures and the engines look untouched, there also seem to be other significant parts of the airplane that could be salvaged

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by USAirKid
Wed Jul 04, 2018 4:20 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: HA discovers broken fan blade on A332 in preflight inspection
Replies: 35
Views: 11273

Re: HA discovers broken fan blade on A332 in preflight inspection

WPvsMW wrote:
Hmmmm.... read my OP, line 4.


Oops.. I guess I'll need to get my glasses checked.

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by USAirKid
Wed Jul 04, 2018 2:10 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: HA discovers broken fan blade on A332 in preflight inspection
Replies: 35
Views: 11273

Re: HA discovers broken fan blade on A332 in preflight inspection

I'm just amazed that we're over twenty replies in and no one has complained about the picture of a 717-200 in an article about a A332 failure... A.net we're slacking! :duck:

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by USAirKid
Tue Jul 03, 2018 7:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Walmart Cargo Network
Replies: 27
Views: 3958

Re: Walmart Cargo Network

WalMart will utilize air freight for fruits & veggies. Grown in central or South America there is a need to get harvests to US centers as fast as possible. Bananas will not last on a slow ocean freighter. As long as WalMart can get air freight companies to do the job as cheap as an in-house sys...

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by USAirKid
Sun Jun 24, 2018 10:09 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Are any AS painted Airbus' at SEA yet & routes
Replies: 67
Views: 7360

Re: Are any AS painted Airbus' at SEA yet & routes

AVOD is totally unnecessary in West. But maybe Alaska should just make the digi players free for the 3 people that don’t have devices. I do agree that Alaska is making a big tyne mistake in getting rid of hot food options in coach. But when a large portion of your fleet doesn’t have ovens, and thos...

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by USAirKid
Sat Jun 23, 2018 9:42 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Practicality of Orbis?
Replies: 22
Views: 2196

Re: Practicality of Orbis?

DarkSnowyNight wrote:
You'd be amazed how many people, even here on the a.net, think Port and Starboard are real aviation terms...



Well, isn't port a beverage served by FAs on Qantas?

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by USAirKid
Mon Jun 18, 2018 5:59 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The Problem With United FAs. Even I'm Fuming At This!
Replies: 240
Views: 65230

Re: THE Problem With United FAs. Even I'm Fuming At This!

Man, UA really hasn't recovered from the Glenn and Jeff days. I will hope that Oscar can turn it around, but when morale is in the dumps and it causes the cranky employees, it's a mark that unfortunately lasts for a while. It only took 3 replies to blame management. But it is the job of Management ...

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by USAirKid
Mon Jun 18, 2018 5:57 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The Problem With United FAs. Even I'm Fuming At This!
Replies: 240
Views: 65230

Re: THE Problem With United FAs. Even I'm Fuming At This!

Wow.. I'm usually pretty pro-employee, and even that they're responsible for safety first before service. However I just think her tact here is horrible. I don't think shes is horrendously wrong in some of her comments, (especially on the food thing, if an FA hasn't eaten due to a flight delay etc, ...

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by USAirKid
Sat Jun 16, 2018 7:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Are any AS painted Airbus' at SEA yet & routes
Replies: 67
Views: 7360

Re: Are any AS painted Airbus' at SEA yet & routes

Just took an AS 737-900 from SEA to LAS. It was a nice ride. Then.... I took a LAX to SEA flight last week, and it was on a Virgin A320. Let me just say, I loved it. It was my first flight on a Virgin America flight. If Alaska would take on the inflight entertainment system and seats, I would be in...

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by USAirKid
Wed Jun 13, 2018 4:43 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Fatal Incident Where Plane Returned to Service
Replies: 95
Views: 12098

Re: Fatal Incident Where Plane Returned to Service

Ummm really? Are there any pictures or citations for that? I've read elsewhere that PanAm patched up the airplane in Karachi in five days, but then ferried it to JFK. You'd think they'd replace all the panels, seats, etc that were damaged with spares, since pretty much every passenger viewable part...

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by USAirKid
Wed Jun 13, 2018 2:36 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 747-400 conversions (PAX to F) going forward
Replies: 43
Views: 6512

Re: 747-400 conversions (PAX to F) going forward

Factory & converted 777F's seem to killing it tbh in terms of big freighters. Not as good as the 747 at oversized cargo, with no front door loading, but aside from that they seem to be the pick... Converted 777Fs? Where? Show your work. viewtopic.php?t=1377987 Here's a clickable link for everyo...

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by USAirKid
Wed Jun 13, 2018 2:31 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Are any AS painted Airbus' at SEA yet & routes
Replies: 67
Views: 7360

Re: Are any AS painted Airbus' at SEA yet & routes

I am curious why the slow schedule on re-painting the planes to AS livery. Only one so far and we're already into June! Are all the 737's first in line? Hard to find painting slots that line up with MTX/rotation. The QX fleet painting has been pushed back this year to have more planes in service to...

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by USAirKid
Sat Jun 09, 2018 8:54 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Fatal Incident Where Plane Returned to Service
Replies: 95
Views: 12098

Re: Fatal Incident Where Plane Returned to Service

N656PA, the Pan Am 747-121 operating flight 73 the day of the Karachi hijacking in 1986, was returned to service with some very obviously patched bullet holes in the cabin interior. Ummm really? Are there any pictures or citations for that? I've read elsewhere that PanAm patched up the airplane in ...

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by USAirKid
Fri Jun 08, 2018 7:10 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Fatal Incident Where Plane Returned to Service
Replies: 95
Views: 12098

Re: Fatal Incident Where Plane Returned to Service

Airlines will often retire the flight numbers of flights that have crashed or had serious incidents as well. One would think that if an accident involved fatalities, the airline would remove that aircraft from service out of respect for the victims and their families Airlines often will reregister ...

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by USAirKid
Sun Jun 03, 2018 3:52 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Pet Airways trying to restart operations
Replies: 13
Views: 1612

Re: Pet Airways trying to restart operations

Interesting.. I'm curious if they could perhaps start this under FAR 135 instead of 121? That might make it cheaper?

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by USAirKid
Fri Jun 01, 2018 4:14 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AS, WN win JD Power awards
Replies: 74
Views: 4122

Re: Surprisingly, Airlines in North America fare well on customer satisfaction

Your comment ignores the facts. The reality is that much has changed & improved at AS since 2012: Power for your devices at every seat, onboard wi-fi (that's being upgraded as we speak to an even faster system), entertainment system with scores of free movies and television shows you can watch ...

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by USAirKid
Thu May 31, 2018 4:52 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AS, WN win JD Power awards
Replies: 74
Views: 4122

Re: Surprisingly, Airlines in North America fare well on customer satisfaction

Patently false. Free snacks are offered on every AS flight. There are no free snacks on VX, and the SFO - AUS route is on VX metal. Hopefully, the service between AS and VX metal will align soon. Although, I find it kind of ridiculous that people make such a huge deal over free snacks lol The worst...

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by USAirKid
Wed May 30, 2018 5:15 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Replacement for the 737-200s Gravel Versatility?
Replies: 97
Views: 11172

Re: Replacement for the 737-200s Gravel Versatility?

From what I’ve heard from some people who operate them, they’ve speculated that in internal discussions, the best option is the 717 but there aren’t any to be had and most are still too new for what they want. I personally think the 732s have a ways to go yet up in the North. I wonder if there are ...

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by USAirKid
Wed May 30, 2018 5:04 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Person falls onto tarmac and dies after being removed from aircraft
Replies: 37
Views: 10380

Re: Person falls onto the tarmac and dies while being removed from the plane.

Given that the death is being investigated as a suicide, I'm curious if they were removing him with stairs up to the plane and he essentially jumped over the side of the stairs. Per some of the stock photos Dalaman has jetways, but depending on when the removal was taking place they might've been us...

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by USAirKid
Mon May 28, 2018 5:20 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: How does the United Express bus service work between ABE and EWR work?
Replies: 20
Views: 3430

Re: How does the United Express bus service work between ABE and EWR work?

How does the TSA know the driver didn't stop so everybody could get a smoke and a wizz at a service plaza? Have no idea for sure, but I imagine they would have a tracker on the vehicle. I’m sure that the bus driver would also have periodic contact with someone at an operation center, just like a pl...

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by USAirKid
Mon May 28, 2018 5:14 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why were the 757 and 767 such dead-end designs?
Replies: 109
Views: 16637

Re: Why were the 757 and 767 such dead-end designs?

The 753 was the most-efficient aircraft per pax of its time. Wider means less-aerodynamically-efficient, and two aisles means the thing has to be wider to accomodate the pax. Can you tell more about this? What's your metric and under what conditions? I'm interested. It's more efficient on transcon ...

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by USAirKid
Sun May 27, 2018 8:40 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: How does the United Express bus service work between ABE and EWR work?
Replies: 20
Views: 3430

Re: How does the United Express bus service work between ABE and EWR work?

I don't suppose you earn FFPs on these bus rides do you ? Not on the bus rides themselves, but since a bus ride cannot be booked seperately you do earn them on the flight that's sold with it. I picked a few random dates in June and I was able to get into the booking process with only a bus leg. It ...

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by USAirKid
Fri May 25, 2018 5:55 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA Fleet Updates - 2018
Replies: 343
Views: 55352

Re: AA Fleet Updates - 2018

OK Doug. You know there's a button that turns off the screen in front of you. Yeah but I can't turn off the screens of the empty seats in front of me. Or the screens of the guy who brings a face mask and puts it on immediately and leaves the in seat TV on. I kinda mentioned that here: They just add...

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by USAirKid
Wed May 23, 2018 6:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA Fleet Updates - 2018
Replies: 343
Views: 55352

Re: AA Fleet Updates - 2018

I'm not feeling the removal of the PTVs from the majority of the fleet. Passengers perceive PTVs as "value." I know there are many arguments for the advent of streaming content to a PED but there are also numerous disadvantages. I was traveling recently from LAX to CLT on a former US 321....

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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: 23481

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: 842

Re: Bad news from Havana, Cuba

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Already being discussed in this thread: viewtopic.php?f=3&t=1394499

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by USAirKid
Fri May 18, 2018 7:22 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Amazon Fleet Growth - 2018
Replies: 401
Views: 46165

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: 7244

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: 22
Views: 2979

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: 18239

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: 18239

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: 18239

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: 18239

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: 6478

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: 7569

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: 3780

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: 5760

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: 5760

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: 10954

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: 12953

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: 12953

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: 14298

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: 14298

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: 4008

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: 343
Views: 55352

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: 30687

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: 1257

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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