By not following the preferred routings for noise and by using more of their night-time quota. Well, considering they get some sort of vectors to the final approach course 80% of the time, and at other times,probably fly the published RNAV procedure, there is really nothing more most Airlines can d...Jump to post
Pellegrine wrote:I do also have to say that I saw the LH crew coming out of their hotel in NW DC and they were looking sharp af!
People complaining about hairstyles are entering "old man yells at clouds" territory. Get with the times. Stuffy dress codes are going away en masse in many industries. My company recently switched from business formal (i.e. suits) to casual (i.e. anything but shorts and sandals) and ever...Jump to post
Here we go. Your personal prejudice about someone's style of hair has nothing to do with professional standards of self-presentation including grooming and dress. You just sound prejudiced against: corn rows, mohawks, and dyed/bleached hair. It isn't 1953. Uniform quite literally means “the same”. ...Jump to post
codc10 wrote:flyguy84 wrote:Too much cost cutting when in fact he’s the one who got cut. See ya.
Unclear whether it is Kirby or Levy driving the bus on United's latest cut-to-the-bone trend.
Now the premium meal cuts are reversed: We want our customers to know that we value and appreciate them and that we’re listening. Our customers told us that they were not happy about the menu modifications so we made the decision to reverse the changes and return our meal service to our previous of...Jump to post
And Honestly, to me at least, the one thing that’s even worse than unkempt uniforms and bad hygiene/grooming, is seeing FAs smoking their cigarettes at the airport bus stops. I don’t have a problem with them smoking on their own time at home, but when in company uniform, and especially when at the ...Jump to post
And Honestly, to me at least, the one thing that’s even worse than unkempt uniforms and bad hygiene/grooming, is seeing FAs smoking their cigarettes at the airport bus stops. I don’t have a problem with them smoking on their own time at home, but when in company uniform, and especially when at the a...Jump to post
FINALLY they are addressing this. I stopped flying UA many years ago, and this was one of the things that stuck in my mind (along with their horrible attitudes). Why are grooming levels so poor at US carriers? I don’t see it so much on Delta, but seen it plenty on UA and AA. It has nothing to do wi...Jump to post
I hope this extends to haircuts too. I’ve seen some wildly strange haircuts over the years. The craziest I can remember was a female FO with black corn rows in the back, and then on top of her head she made a literal layered tower that was dyed blonde. Never quite seen something so absurdly strange ...Jump to post
Well, the San Antonio Business Journal is making a big deal out of United adding another daily flight to EWR.
https://www.bizjournals.com/sanantonio/ ... sa-to.html
Was there any damage tonight at IAD? I know Loudon and Fairfax were under tornado warnings tonight, were there any actual sightings? Nope. Hail missed us luckily. Aside from the initial gust front, winds weren’t too bad either. No tornado in the area that I know of. Though we were under a warning, ...Jump to post
Calm down people. As was already stated by the airline, this is not a final selection of color and/or fits. It is merely a few of the options Tracy Reese sent to United to test. There were more than likely a LOT more that were tested. In a prior pilot uniform update, there were probably no less tha...Jump to post
admanager wrote:DL has now dropped the snack basket for Comfort + (banana, candy bars, chips etc), price of fuel being felt or aligning with UA?
Calm down people. As was already stated by the airline, this is not a final selection of color and/or fits. It is merely a few of the options Tracy Reese sent to United to test. There were more than likely a LOT more that were tested. In a prior pilot uniform update, there were probably no less than...Jump to post
tphuang wrote:wonderful, their solution for too much capacity and low yields on EWR-FLL/MCO is to add more capacity.
Keep in mind the 787 pilots get paid a lot more than the 767 pilots (with the exception of the B764). If so, I can see either of the following in the next round of contract negotiations: a.) The company’s pilot costs go through the roof, or b.) They eventually split-up the 787 fleet payscales like t...Jump to post
TSA125 wrote:Is runway 4R/22L even used anymore? I remember regularly seeing JL 747's and Northwest Cargo 747's, among others, lining up to land on 4R by the minute around 10 years ago.
You guys gave me a big laugh right now. Thanks! needed one. These beasts! How dare they wanna fly an airplane. There might be a reason HR wants to do the hiring rather than a bunch of old bloke pilots. Nay? Never cared much about that one up front. Had many a drunk pilot in the nineties. Let women ...Jump to post
There is some history to United's relatively large share of women pilots. United was successfully sued in the 1980s for discrimination in their pilot hiring practices. Part of the remediation with the EEOC included ratios/quotas and resulted in a significant increase in hiring of female pilots. To ...Jump to post
Just a thought, as nobody has brought it up to my knowledge... Does anyone think that these changes may be linked to the combative catering employees trying to unionize? Surely, that would increase catering costs by quite a lot, resulting in changes like this.Jump to post
I am most certain these changes are the result of managing excessive provisioning/waste due to passenger behavior and preferences. I am happy to keep the Stroopwaffle and lose the Tomato Juice, for example. The Bloody Mary mix will always be there for my morning tomato juice cravings. I don’t think...Jump to post
Personally, I think this is just the beginning. Not just for United, but for all the US3. With fuel prices now going up, be glad we get some cheese and fruit. But honestly, I grew up in the restaurant industry. Cheese was far and away the most expensive ingredient we used on a daily basis. It is not...Jump to post
These “big adjustments” consist of the following: - removing tomato juice and Sprite Zero from beverage options - some cutbacks to first class meals on domestic flights under four hours (i.e. some flights going from hot meal to cold meal <sandwich or salad of some sort>) What is the point if first ...Jump to post
Atlantic = 1.) DL
Pacific = 1.) UA
Do yourself a favor, and make sure you never blame the media for jumping to conclusions. I’m not a fan of the American media in general, but in your haste to break some news you did exactly what they are often responsible for. What was I supposed to do? I drove by, saw a plane sitting at the end of...Jump to post
CapitalAvGeek wrote:Here are some pictures and videos: https://twitter.com/settlesteve?lang=en
Literally must have just happened. But I was driving by the airport, and saw a heavy looking another aircraft off what looked like the departure end of 19L with a sea of emergency vehicles around it. Granted, I was on the arroval end and driving, so I only got a very brief look, but it almost looked...Jump to post
Wow, didn’t know that. Imagine it’d be pretty scary. Almost sounds like what I experienced in the minutes just before feinting. I didn’t cuss her out, but I definitely remember being rude to the cashier.Jump to post
Update: Williston police arrived and determined that the flight attendant was intoxicated. The case has been turned over to the FBI. http://www.kvrr.com/2018/05/04/police-flight-attendant-williston-flight-drunk/ Please lets try to give some benefit of the doubt. When I read this thread my first tho...Jump to post
That population came over 100 years ago—the two world wars staunched much further immigration from Germany. By and large they don’t speak German and don’t have a lot of connections with the Old Country. The only communities that are preserving their German-language heritage are the Amish, most of w...Jump to post
Extremely comprehensive article with some great graphics and photos about the history/evolution of ORD, a must read for everyone interested in O'Hare: http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/ct-ohare-international-airport-development-history-timeline-htmlstory.html Wow! What a great article. Many photog...Jump to post
I can definitely see Condor coming to Milwaukee in the future. Milwaukee is pretty much the most German town in the entire country. Like others have said, the major European airlines probably won’t come to Milwaukee, as ORD is an hour and a half south. However, the European low-costs could d very w...Jump to post
I can definitely see Condor coming to Milwaukee in the future. Milwaukee is pretty much the most German town in the entire country. Like others have said, the major European airlines probably won’t come to Milwaukee, as ORD is an hour and a half south. However, the European low-costs could d very we...Jump to post
We're still a couple years out from the city planners needing to decide what to do with those lots; if anything, it probably behooves them to wait and see what kind of car-based developments happen in the future and if there is something the airport might need that we haven't thought of yet (constr...Jump to post
That still doesn't answer the question of what the City plans to do with Lot E and the rental car lots. I can't see them just being vacant areas of asphalt, with fading parking stripes. That said, it seems to me that the City ought to keep E as overflow for when parking becomes a premium. A couple ...Jump to post
The article is full of crap. Everyone has their own opinion as to who is the best. They may be scored best on consumer reports, but keep in mind, they aren’t an international airline. Unless, you live in the Pacific Northwest, or are visiting the Northwest, Alaska is practically useless to the major...Jump to post
Any thoughts on GUM tourism hurting due to situation in NK? Didn't they specifically say they would hit Guam at one point. Might have hurt tourism some. Granted, people in the region are used to NK being wacky but that was a bit more specific of a threat. I also wonder if GUM helps with gov't contr...Jump to post
Wow didn’t realize that. I wonder what affect, if any, the recent crime wave in Cancun will have on bookings this Summer. Obviously the college aged kids will still go, but I know of many families, including mine who used to frequent Cancun, are going elsewhwere in the Caribbean.Jump to post
United used them a lot in continuing services across the pacific via Hawaii. They weren’t used terribly much for non-stop trans-Pacific flights. Honestly, the DC-10s, from what I remember, were used for high-demand domestic routes more than anything. This is because United had predominantly the DC-1...Jump to post