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by ilovelamp
Wed Nov 14, 2018 10:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Reuters: Airbus likely sold 10 A330neo jets to Delta
Replies: 110
Views: 16386

Re: Reuters: Airbus likely sold 10 A330neo jets to Delta

TTailedTiger wrote:
Is Delta planning some kind of expansion or are these to replace the 772ER?


Ed is on record as saying international growth is the next phase of the company's growth. Their Us market share is quite healthy and should be turning their focus on more international expansion in the next few years.

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by ilovelamp
Wed Nov 14, 2018 7:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Next A330 Neo orders....
Replies: 200
Views: 38915

Re: Next A330 Neo orders....

https://www.cnbc.com/2018/11/14/reuters ... urces.html

Hopefully this is just the tip of the iceberg.
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https://www.cnbc.com/2018/11/14/reuters ... urces.html

Hopefully this is just the tip of the iceberg.

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by ilovelamp
Sat Nov 10, 2018 7:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Next A330 Neo orders....
Replies: 200
Views: 38915

Re: Next A330 Neo orders....

Prost wrote:
ilovelamp wrote:
The latest rumor is an order of upwards of 50 A339NEOs (firm/options combined) by Delta as Airbus seems to be holding the line on 350 prices.


Where have you heard this rumor?


Water cooler talk. That’s all I will say.

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by ilovelamp
Sat Nov 10, 2018 5:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Next A330 Neo orders....
Replies: 200
Views: 38915

Re: Next A330 Neo orders....

The latest rumor is an order of upwards of 50 A339NEOs (firm/options combined) by Delta as Airbus seems to be holding the line on 350 prices.

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by ilovelamp
Tue Nov 06, 2018 3:29 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL Pax Told to Sit in Feces-Stained Seat
Replies: 113
Views: 14956

Re: DL Pax Told to Sit in Feces-Stained Seat

That stinks.

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by ilovelamp
Mon Oct 29, 2018 3:50 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Lion Air 737MAX8 Crashed Jakarta to Pangkal Pinang
Replies: 1407
Views: 299431

Re: Lion Air 737MAX8 Crashed Jakarta to Pangal Pinang

Makes me wonder if there is something to do with the somewhat new aircraft type, knowing the MAX has newer instrumentation than the NG models. Perhaps crew were not used to the new instruments in the MAX, especially with the airline's poor track record in training, resulting in chaos and confusion ...

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by ilovelamp
Sun Oct 28, 2018 10:45 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Opposite Direction Runway Operations
Replies: 35
Views: 4060

Re: Opposite Direction Runway Operations

KICT wrote:
I've seen DCA take off on 01, land 19. This was with poor visibility.


That’s got to be backwards. Runway 1 has the ILS. Arrive 1, depart 19.

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by ilovelamp
Sun Oct 28, 2018 10:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta 737 Winglet Retrofit
Replies: 12
Views: 2995

Re: Delta 737 Winglet Retrofit

No plans to install them on anything other than the -900ERs. The modification of remaining fleet of that model won’t be completed until 2020 at the earliest. So the rest of the 900ers are getting them? When are they starting that? TechOps has only purchased a limited number to retro fit the older 9...

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by ilovelamp
Thu Oct 25, 2018 3:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WN 3Q 2018 Results
Replies: 9
Views: 1692

Re: WN 3Q 2018 Results

Wall Street is being a bunch sullen moody bastards at the moment. Nothing going on in the markets make much sense right now. Oil has started down again on record numbers in US supply seemingly every new report. There is no justifiable reason it should be over 55 a barrel for WTI. Canada is selling ...

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by ilovelamp
Thu Oct 25, 2018 2:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WN 3Q 2018 Results
Replies: 9
Views: 1692

Re: WN 3Q 2018 Results

Wall Street doesn’t like it. The stock opened up down almost 9%.

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by ilovelamp
Mon Oct 22, 2018 5:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta 737 Winglet Retrofit
Replies: 12
Views: 2995

Re: Delta 737 Winglet Retrofit

No plans to install them on anything other than the -900ERs. The modification of remaining fleet of that model won’t be completed until 2020 at the earliest.

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by ilovelamp
Sun Oct 21, 2018 10:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Aircraft Refurbishment - 2018
Replies: 706
Views: 97701

Delta Aircraft Refurbishment - 2018

Anyone know when the 737-700s will be getting 2Ku, or why they haven't yet? These aircraft are all still operating with the original Gogo ATG equipment, not even ATG-4. What's the deal? The prototype was supposed to start modifications November of last year. Now it looks like the prototype, 3601, g...

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by ilovelamp
Sun Oct 21, 2018 1:42 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: What changes were made after AA965's crash into a mountain?
Replies: 32
Views: 6496

Re: What changes were made after AA965's crash into a mountain?

As an aftermath, spoilers now automatically retract when giving max power. Not on all airliners; however, it became required procedure to verify speedbrakes are stowed for go-arounds, and TCAS and wind shear escape maneuvers. I think there was a service bulletin to change the logic so spoilers auto...

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by ilovelamp
Sun Oct 21, 2018 12:18 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: What changes were made after AA965's crash into a mountain?
Replies: 32
Views: 6496

Re: What changes were made after AA965's crash into a mountain?

GianiDC wrote:
As an aftermath, spoilers now automatically retract when giving max power.


Not on all airliners; however, it became required procedure to verify speedbrakes are stowed for go-arounds, and TCAS and wind shear escape maneuvers.

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by ilovelamp
Fri Oct 19, 2018 5:21 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Opposite Direction Runway Operations
Replies: 35
Views: 4060

Re: Opposite Direction Runway Operations

DEN also uses this type of scenario, but those runways are miles apart.

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by ilovelamp
Sat Sep 22, 2018 12:01 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: David Neeleman - "Moxy will be a Tech Company that flies Airplanes"
Replies: 14
Views: 2074

Re: David Neeleman - "Moxy will be a Tech Company that flies Airplanes"

Leveraging technology to reduce your interactions with humans. In other words, lower costs. That’s the only way this survives. I think he knows that but is spinning it as a positive. Lower costs and prevent an accumulation of jobs that require all the people expenses. Other airlines make you work t...

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by ilovelamp
Fri Sep 21, 2018 11:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: David Neeleman - "Moxy will be a Tech Company that flies Airplanes"
Replies: 14
Views: 2074

Re: David Neeleman - "Moxy will be a Tech Company that flies Airplanes"

It will also be a company making a profit for a few years with a crop of zero seniority/bottom of the pay scale new hires in a industry where time based seniority is everything. And when the labor costs inevitably go up with time, he will sell. (speed up this timeline 2x if the pilots/FAs unionize ...

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by ilovelamp
Fri Sep 21, 2018 9:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: David Neeleman - "Moxy will be a Tech Company that flies Airplanes"
Replies: 14
Views: 2074

Re: David Neeleman - "Moxy will be a Tech Company that flies Airplanes"

Leveraging technology to reduce your interactions with humans. In other words, lower costs. That’s the only way this survives. I think he knows that but is spinning it as a positive.

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by ilovelamp
Wed Sep 12, 2018 12:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What's Going On In Nashville? - 2018
Replies: 1927
Views: 115913

Re: What's Going On In Nashville? - 2018

it's far too premature to say WN will loose here without seeing some data coming out. A lot will depend how committed WN is to BNA. DL has made a habit of loosing money on a lot of money on routes out of SEA/BOS/RDU to build market relevance. WN can certainly do the same if it wants to gain even mo...

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by ilovelamp
Tue Sep 11, 2018 8:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What's Going On In Nashville? - 2018
Replies: 1927
Views: 115913

What's Going On In Nashville? - 2018

it's far too premature to say WN will loose here without seeing some data coming out. A lot will depend how committed WN is to BNA. DL has made a habit of loosing money on a lot of money on routes out of SEA/BOS/RDU to build market relevance. WN can certainly do the same if it wants to gain even mo...

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by ilovelamp
Wed Aug 29, 2018 9:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL opens new Rolls Royce engine shop
Replies: 33
Views: 4519

Re: DL opens new Rolls Royce engine shop

Where do they intend to get customers in North America? 330-900 sales are tepid to say the least and it appears questionable if UAL will take their A350s, and they probably wouldn't be thrilled giving the engine business to DAL, even through a power by the hour deal. AA cxld their 359 orders didn't...

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by ilovelamp
Sun Aug 26, 2018 7:28 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta F/A's & Fleet Workers Could Vote on Union Soon
Replies: 228
Views: 13534

Re: Delta F/A's & Fleet Workers Could Vote on Union Soon

https://www.seattletimes.com/business/boeing-aerospace/some-delta-air-lines-workers-got-much-skimpier-bonuses/ And here is where they had to restore it to fight the union drives. http://m.startribune.com/delta-unites-bonus-plans-for-employees-a-boost-to-its-nonpilot-workers/448498063/ You’re using ...

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by ilovelamp
Tue Aug 21, 2018 4:59 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Equips 600th Aircraft With Seatback Entertainment
Replies: 73
Views: 6490

Re: Delta Equips 600th Aircraft With Seatback Entertainment

Another potential benefit of seatback IFE is redundancy. These WiFi systems aren’t 100% reliable. Neither is the seatback IFE, of course, but at least Delta has the redundancy in most of their fleet. Also, if anyone is looking for a way to use wireless Bluetooth headphones with seatback IFE...checko...

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by ilovelamp
Tue Aug 14, 2018 3:57 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: QX employee steals and crashes Q400 near SEA
Replies: 705
Views: 94969

Re: Updated: AS employee steals and crashes Q400 at SeaTac

I would like to see un-edited clear camera footage of him positioning the plane going inside closing the door....and then footage of the taxying and take off. Airports are riddled with cameras!!. There is something about this story that makes NO sense. Sorry, there are MANY things about this story ...

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by ilovelamp
Mon Aug 13, 2018 8:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What's Going On In Nashville? - 2018
Replies: 1927
Views: 115913

Re: What's Going On In Nashville? - 2018

Midwestindy wrote:
southwest1675 wrote:
BNA has an announcement at 10am tomorrow. I have a feeling it could be WS to YVR.


Probably F9 related, they have had a string of 10am announcements dating back to last week. But I may be wrong


Awesome. Maybe F9 should go ahead and cancel 20-30% of these new flights to get ahead of the game.

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by ilovelamp
Sat Aug 11, 2018 7:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: QX employee steals and crashes Q400 near SEA
Replies: 705
Views: 94969

Re: Updated: AS employee steals and crashes Q400 at SeaTac

Seeing the videos, I'm amazed how sim training enables a person to fly a plane pretty well on their first try.... David Flying a plane - especially on a clear day - is not that hard. Landing the plane is the reasons pilots are trained and paid what they are. You missed a lot and in the process - ho...

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by ilovelamp
Wed Aug 01, 2018 10:03 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Aeroméxico E190 Accident in Durango July 31
Replies: 259
Views: 48806

Re: Aeroméxico E190 Accident in Durango July 31

You never abort after V1. It would have to be catastrophically extreme In one sentence you say never abort above V1. In the next you say only if it’s an extreme situation. So which is it? Never say never... If the airplane won’t fly you have no choice. Given the debris field and report of a lightni...

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by ilovelamp
Wed Aug 01, 2018 9:48 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Aeroméxico E190 Accident in Durango July 31
Replies: 259
Views: 48806

Re: Aeroméxico E190 Accident in Durango July 31

If it does turn out to be the result of a RTO after V1, the captain is going to have to justify why he aborted the takeoff when he did. It has to be something pretty serious or extreme post V1 for a pilot to abort instead of continuing the takeoff when you get to that speed due to the risk of an ov...

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by ilovelamp
Wed Aug 01, 2018 1:17 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Aeroméxico E190 Accident in Durango July 31
Replies: 259
Views: 48806

Re: Aeroméxico E190 Accident in Durango July 31

Thank goodness that there were no fatalities. I was flying on an Aeromexico flight whennnews came through. The suggestion is that there was a strong crosswind gust(s) that impacted the takeoff. Not sure how true this could be, but it’s worth a mention here. If it’s true there was an engine failure ...

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by ilovelamp
Sun Jul 29, 2018 12:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus a330 regional in the US
Replies: 103
Views: 13254

Re: Airbus a330 regional in the US

The US regional model is based on what can be allowed by the scope provisions of the majors and legacy carrier's pilot labor contracts. So, that’s why an A330 “US Regional” doesn’t exist. What you need to be asking is why isn’t there a LCC or ULCC doing this kind of flying. My guess is the competit...

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by ilovelamp
Sat Jul 28, 2018 8:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus a330 regional in the US
Replies: 103
Views: 13254

Re: Airbus a330 regional in the US

The US regional model is based on what can be allowed by the scope provisions of the majors and legacy carrier's pilot labor contracts. So, that’s why an A330 “US Regional” doesn’t exist. What you need to be asking is why isn’t there a LCC or ULCC doing this kind of flying. My guess is the competiti...

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by ilovelamp
Sun Jul 22, 2018 12:58 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Aircraft Refurbishment - 2018
Replies: 706
Views: 97701

Re: Delta Aircraft Refurbishment - 2018

I believe only the MD-88s will be gone by the end 2020, the MD-90s will all be gone by 2022-2023. I saw some rumors that DL was interested in picking up a few more 717s, but then again they are just rumors so I wouldn't say that it will definitely happen, but I believe it's still possible if they g...

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by ilovelamp
Sat Jul 21, 2018 9:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Aircraft Refurbishment - 2018
Replies: 706
Views: 97701

Re: Delta Aircraft Refurbishment - 2018

Active MD-90s: 51 Active MD-88s: 102 Sad. All 153 gone by end of 2020? On a side note, is their any DL interest in acquiring the Volotea 717 fleet? Or are those days also over, unless they’re for parts? I believe only the MD-88s will be gone by the end 2020, the MD-90s will all be gone by 2022-2023...

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by ilovelamp
Sat Jul 21, 2018 6:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta, WestJet to form JV
Replies: 53
Views: 7822

Re: Delta, WestJet to form JV

More flying that Delta can farm out to JV partners. Im sure their pilots are thrilled. They're used to working for a virtual airline by now. No big deal unless their goal is to work their way up to the captain seat on longhaul widebody routes, especially TPAC, since those opportunities are becoming...

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by ilovelamp
Thu Jul 19, 2018 11:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta, WestJet to form JV
Replies: 53
Views: 7822

Delta, WestJet to form JV

Every new JV agreement requires negotiations with ALPA, otherwise more restrictive language already in their contract stays in place. Based on the lack of progress on the already-announced KE JV, it will be a while before the WestJet JV gets solidified. DL-KE JV has been in effect since May 1st of ...

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by ilovelamp
Thu Jul 19, 2018 9:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta, WestJet to form JV
Replies: 53
Views: 7822

Re: Delta, WestJet to form JV

Every new JV agreement requires negotiations with ALPA, otherwise more restrictive language already in their contract stays in place.

Based on the lack of progress on the already-announced KE JV, it will be a while before the WestJet JV gets solidified.

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by ilovelamp
Tue Jul 17, 2018 11:36 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Delta Propel
Replies: 10
Views: 1926

Re: Delta Propel

They are getting a head start. Per usual If memory serves, in the US market, UA announced partnerships with several Universities aimed at creating a pipeline of pilots to UA. I also believe UA has a "pipeline" program with CommutAir. 77H UAL’s Program is CPP (Career Pilot Pathway). They d...

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by ilovelamp
Tue Jul 17, 2018 9:51 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Delta Propel
Replies: 10
Views: 1926

Delta Propel

https://news.delta.com/delta-propels-ne ... reer-paths

http://propel.delta.com
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Delta unveils it's Pilot Outreach Program. This will be one of many ways for future pilots to fly for Delta mainline.

https://news.delta.com/delta-propels-ne ... reer-paths

http://propel.delta.com

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by ilovelamp
Sun Jul 15, 2018 7:49 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Is DCA the closest thing to Kai Tak in the US?
Replies: 43
Views: 3029

Re: Is DCA the closest thing to Kai Tak in the US?

727LOVER wrote:
What about the JFK approaches onto the 13s? It's called CARNISE or something.


Canarsie Visuals is what they are called. They’ve mostly been replaced by RNAV visuals or RNAV RNP approaches.

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by ilovelamp
Sun Jul 15, 2018 7:48 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Is DCA the closest thing to Kai Tak in the US?
Replies: 43
Views: 3029

Re: Is DCA the closest thing to Kai Tak in the US?

neomax wrote:
Interesting, what causes this at LGA and MDW?


As far as LGA is concerned, straight-in approaches to 31 would interfere with JFK arrivals or departures.

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by ilovelamp
Thu Jul 12, 2018 12:04 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta CSeries deliveries to begin this year
Replies: 195
Views: 45042

Re: Delta CSeries deliveries to begin this year

Latest I’ve heard around the water cooler, is Delta is negotiating to limit deliveries of the A220-100 to only roughly 20 units and convert the remaining 15 or so to the -300. It also sounds like the 75 options have been decided on already and will be showing up. So, based on this the expected flee...

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by ilovelamp
Wed Jul 11, 2018 10:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta CSeries deliveries to begin this year
Replies: 195
Views: 45042

Re: Delta CSeries deliveries to begin this year

Latest I’ve heard around the water cooler, is Delta is negotiating to limit deliveries of the A220-100 to only roughly 20 units and convert the remaining 15 or so to the -300. It also sounds like the 75 options have been decided on already and will be showing up. So, based on this the expected fleet...

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by ilovelamp
Sun Jul 08, 2018 10:27 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Difference between saying "Roger" and your callsign?
Replies: 80
Views: 5524

Re: Difference between saying "Roger" and your callsign?

And it’s a finally confirmation to the controller the correct flight has received the info/clearance.

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by ilovelamp
Sun Jul 08, 2018 12:50 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: CEO DUI Dougie vs Regular Employee DUI Dougie
Replies: 16
Views: 700

Re: CEO DUI Dougie vs Regular Employee DUI Dougie

You really aren’t pointing out any hypocrisy since you have no idea what “hoops and hurdles” Mr. Parker has had to go through. You are also engaging in the logical fallacy of false equivalence. A CEO and a pilot do not have the same value to the company. I disagree with your last sentence. Both are...

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by ilovelamp
Sun Jul 08, 2018 4:54 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: CEO DUI Dougie vs Regular Employee DUI Dougie
Replies: 16
Views: 700

Re: CEO DUI Dougie vs Regular Employee DUI Dougie

I’m proud to say I work for an airline that doesn’t automatically terminate its pilots for DUIs. It all depends on the circumstances of course and if the pilot accepts the help they need.

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by ilovelamp
Fri Jul 06, 2018 11:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta CSeries deliveries to begin this year
Replies: 195
Views: 45042

Re: Delta CSeries deliveries to begin this year

Shiny jets works when it is providing more captain seats. ;). And union members... We can agree it will cost. But if it improves DL's competitiveness, it benefits the pilots in the long run. The higher MTOW is required for the MRJ and E2-175. I'm curious as to the outcome. Lightsaber What you’re no...

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by ilovelamp
Fri Jul 06, 2018 10:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta CSeries deliveries to begin this year
Replies: 195
Views: 45042

Re: Delta CSeries deliveries to begin this year

I so want DL to use the C-series for its range. Agreed, I think once DL starts seeing the numbers for themselves they pay BBD the cash do use their CS1s at their full potential It all depends on ongoing negotiations with DALPA. I fully expect DL to ask for an increase in the RJ maximum weight, more...

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by ilovelamp
Thu Jul 05, 2018 2:19 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Can anyone explain this FlightAware wiggly path?
Replies: 14
Views: 2460

Re: Can anyone explain this FlightAware wiggly path?

The chemtrail dispensers were probably out of balance. I hate it when that happens.

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by ilovelamp
Wed Jul 04, 2018 9:44 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Southwest Airlines zig-zag manuever on final
Replies: 34
Views: 2364

Re: Southwest Airlines zig-zag manuever on final

It’s not unique to Southwest but they statistically trend higher for this than other carriers. Why? Because they also accept and ask for visual approach clearances at a higher rate, too. That requires the pilots to maintain visual separation from the preceding traffic as opposed to ATC. So, what ten...

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by ilovelamp
Wed Jul 04, 2018 2:18 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta CSeries deliveries to begin this year
Replies: 195
Views: 45042

Re: Delta CSeries deliveries to begin this year

I've heard rumors of C-Series on LGA-BNA understand it is only 764 miles however the plane could then go on BNA-LAX which is around 1750 miles. Not saying it will be the first route or even first few but I think it is on the radar to get some mainline to BNA from New York. Obviously LGA-DFW and JFK...

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