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by ilovelamp
Sun Feb 17, 2019 6:23 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Nobel peace price for Trump
Replies: 45
Views: 1220

Re: Nobel peace price for Trump

The bar was set low when Obama won one. That was the closest thing to a participation trophy on the political stage if I ever saw one.


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by ilovelamp
Sat Feb 16, 2019 11:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest Airlines Declares Maintenance Emergency
Replies: 108
Views: 20354

Re: Southwest Airlines Declares Maintenance Emergency

Is it true SWA management is trying to get the mechanics to allow them to outsource their heavy maintenance? If what I’ve heard is true, this is essentially a mechanics “scope” fight.


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by ilovelamp
Sat Feb 16, 2019 11:57 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: ILS CAT III
Replies: 4
Views: 514

Re: ILS CAT III

Delta’s OpsSpecs tell us to essentially disregard the charted CAT III A & B minimums. What’s controlling are the minimum RVR values in said document. Most of our aircraft are authorized to Autoland in as little as 600 RVR. The 737s we have are the only one with a HUD which allows it to be manual...

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by ilovelamp
Wed Feb 06, 2019 5:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Reuters: United to add premium seats on regional and mainline jets
Replies: 270
Views: 24331

Re: Reuters: United to add premium seats on regional and mainline jets

There are no more airframes being added. This in no way impacts scope negotiations and the United pilots will not cave. The sooner Kirby realizes this he can get a deal completed. Yes it does as. It sends a message to pilots that they will work around the scope clause and add premium regional capac...

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by ilovelamp
Wed Feb 06, 2019 2:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New CRJ550
Replies: 12
Views: 1299

Re: New CRJ550

jalarner wrote:
https://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/gojet-to-fly-50-bombardier-crj550-aircraft-for-united-airlines-300790427.html

No official announcement, anyone have an idea how many jets it could be for?


It’s in the title of the article you linked.

50 70 seat jets being converted to 50 seaters.

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by ilovelamp
Wed Feb 06, 2019 2:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Reuters: United to add premium seats on regional and mainline jets
Replies: 270
Views: 24331

Re: Reuters: United to add premium seats on regional and mainline jets

I see a configuration that will never fly or be quickly switched to 70 seats. This is a great way to lose money. My guess is this is an negotiation tactic with the pilots to relax the scope clause. There are no more airframes being added. This in no way impacts scope negotiations and the United pil...

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by ilovelamp
Wed Feb 06, 2019 2:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New CRJ550
Replies: 12
Views: 1299

New CRJ550

It’s not a new, clean-sheet model requiring a launch customer. Bombardier will be converting currently operated 70 seaters into these 50 seaters. Bombardier is not getting new orders from this.

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by ilovelamp
Sun Feb 03, 2019 10:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates, Qatar, and Air Arabia accused of bribery
Replies: 17
Views: 3992

Emirates, Qatar, and Air Arabia accused of bribery

http://newsinflight.com/2019/02/03/emir ... ia-routes/

If proven completely true, I could see other governments beginning investigations into these carriers.


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http://newsinflight.com/2019/02/03/emir ... ia-routes/

If proven completely true, I could see other governments beginning investigations into these carriers.


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by ilovelamp
Fri Feb 01, 2019 12:49 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Did AA fly long haul to STL and/or SJC?
Replies: 15
Views: 1948

Re: Did AA fly long haul to STL and/or SJC?

STL: AA flew STL-LGW for a few years after the merger with TW. SJC: AA flew SJC-NRT until 2006. AA also started SJC-CDG and TPE in 2001 but it ended right after 9/11. I flew LGW-STL on a TWA 747 one year to the day prior to flight 800 going down. I even have a picture of the plane looking at the no...

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by ilovelamp
Sat Jan 26, 2019 3:39 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: KLM widebody shortage
Replies: 50
Views: 16859

Re: KLM widebody shortage

777Mech wrote:
No confirmation yet, but it looks like DL will be running extra sections on the ATL-AMS route until further notice due to a lack of aircraft available. They will be flown with A330 aircraft.


Easily confirmed by the fact that pilots are already picking up these trips from open time.


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by ilovelamp
Thu Jan 17, 2019 3:22 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: The Best and Worst U.S. Airlines of 2018 - WSJ
Replies: 23
Views: 2433

Re: The Best and Worst U.S. Airlines of 2018 - WSJ

The Best and Worst U.S. Airlines of 2018 Delta shines in a ranking of measures including delays, mishandled baggage and complaints, while American lags behind its largest competitors, its basically a measure of how airlines perform operationally. 7 categories, 1 overall winner. 1st category, On Tim...

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by ilovelamp
Wed Jan 16, 2019 3:30 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Air Lines announces 2018 Q4 results
Replies: 84
Views: 12842

Re: Delta Air Lines announces 2018 Q4 results

Profit Sharing is 14%. Wow. I believe that's notably higher than last year. If you listen carefully you can hear the muffled sounds of AA, UA, WN, and AS employees screaming into their pillows with jealousy. As already pointed out, the non-contract employees are getting more PS for 2018 vs 2017. Th...

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by ilovelamp
Sun Jan 13, 2019 8:38 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: § 91.117 Aircraft speed
Replies: 20
Views: 2646

Re: § 91.117 Aircraft speed

How did you calculate their indicated air speeds? You’d have to know winds and temps aloft. Extreme temps and pressure can have huge impacts on TAS. Add in big tailwinds it all can add up to high ground speeds.

Are you sure your calculations didn’t produce ground speeds?


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by ilovelamp
Sun Jan 13, 2019 3:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Smartwings 739 stuck in the snow on takeoff at SVO
Replies: 16
Views: 3191

Re: Smartwings 739 stuck in the snow on takeoff at SVO

The bigger question is if the crew had the engines stabilized prior to hitting TOGA. If not, the 737 can have uneven engine acceleration and there are lots of documented incidents of this. Add in the slippery conditions and this looks like this will be the case.


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by ilovelamp
Mon Dec 31, 2018 2:32 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Would a B-52 passenger variant have been possible?
Replies: 95
Views: 13571

Re: Would a B-52 passenger variant have been possible?

Would they retain the ejection seats?!

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by ilovelamp
Mon Dec 24, 2018 1:34 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Pilots and AMTs, when do you use the a/c horn?
Replies: 37
Views: 3277

Pilots and AMTs, when do you use the a/c horn?

Ground call is a pretty standard function these days. It is used when someone in the cockpit needs to talk to someone on the ground. It does have other functions as in when ground power power is shut down and the Adiru reverts to battery when AC power is lost when power ground power is shut down wi...

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by ilovelamp
Mon Dec 24, 2018 12:27 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Pilots and AMTs, when do you use the a/c horn?
Replies: 37
Views: 3277

Pilots and AMTs, when do you use the a/c horn?

Yes, IIRC, the ground call "horn" (GND or GND CALL) is like a car horn and is LOUD, but momentary. The warble tone is a cooling system failure, and continues until cleared. The 737 ground horn is a fast repeating hi-lo sound that can be manually made with the button as you see in the phot...

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by ilovelamp
Sun Dec 23, 2018 10:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL BCS1 99XX Flights
Replies: 16
Views: 3354

Re: DL BCS1 99XX Flights

Wouldn't they carry passengers anyway like other airlines use to do it? BA's A380 flights to FRA or AY's A350 flights within Europe come to mind. Right now it’s check airmen only onboard. As they get closer to 31Jan they will probably have employees onboard as faux passengers to help put FAs throug...

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by ilovelamp
Sun Dec 23, 2018 8:02 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: What does a moderate turbulence PIREP from a cargo aircraft mean to other pilots?
Replies: 21
Views: 2776

Re: What does a moderate turbulence PIREP from a cargo aircraft mean to other pilots?

https://thepointsguy.com/news/this-is-t ... a-flights/
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Sensors being installed on new aircraft are the future of turbulence reporting.

Here’s a peak at Delta’s proprietary Flight Weather Viewer app we use on the flight deck.

https://thepointsguy.com/news/this-is-t ... a-flights/

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by ilovelamp
Sun Dec 23, 2018 12:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL BCS1 99XX Flights
Replies: 16
Views: 3354

Re: DL BCS1 99XX Flights

Wouldn't they carry passengers anyway like other airlines use to do it? BA's A380 flights to FRA or AY's A350 flights within Europe come to mind. Right now it’s check airmen only onboard. As they get closer to 31Jan they will probably have employees onboard as faux passengers to help put FAs throug...

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by ilovelamp
Sat Dec 22, 2018 3:22 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Ramp Incident
Replies: 35
Views: 3014

Re: Ramp Incident

If the light is as bright as you make it seem to be, how could any human stare at it for 5 seconds? The natural reaction would be to shut your eyes or turn your head.

This does sound a little fishy.

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by ilovelamp
Thu Dec 20, 2018 3:54 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Low-Flying 757
Replies: 1
Views: 786

Re: Low-Flying 757

It was an ADS-B test flight.

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by ilovelamp
Wed Dec 19, 2018 1:06 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airline denies boarding to a fish
Replies: 102
Views: 11919

Re: Airline denies boarding to a fish

peterinlisbon wrote:
ilovelamp wrote:
scbriml wrote:
For cod's sake, enough with all the fish puns. I know some of you are doing it just for the halibut.

Sometimes it's easy to feel like you're just a prawn in the game of life.


Fluke you!

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That joke is offensive to people that believe in Cod.


I guess I won’t let it flounder.

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by ilovelamp
Tue Dec 18, 2018 7:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airline denies boarding to a fish
Replies: 102
Views: 11919

Re: Airline denies boarding to a fish

scbriml wrote:
For cod's sake, enough with all the fish puns. I know some of you are doing it just for the halibut.

Sometimes it's easy to feel like you're just a prawn in the game of life.


Fluke you!

[emoji3]

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by ilovelamp
Tue Dec 18, 2018 12:44 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airline denies boarding to a fish
Replies: 102
Views: 11919

Re: Airline denies boarding to a fish

Revelation wrote:
ilovelamp wrote:
This didn’t seem to go over swimmingly.

Yep, it all went belly up.


Gills will be gills.

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by ilovelamp
Tue Dec 18, 2018 12:01 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airline denies boarding to a fish
Replies: 102
Views: 11919

Re: Airline denies boarding to a fish

This didn’t seem to go over swimmingly.

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by ilovelamp
Sun Dec 16, 2018 12:03 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Manual flight handling characteristics of airliners
Replies: 74
Views: 9005

Re: Manual flight handling characteristics of airliners

Apparent condescension aside, yes, I am completely aware of that. However, this is about thrust, or more specifically, the lack of it. The 737’s wing-mounted engines creates increases in pitch as thrust increases. As a result, lower thrust settings even with properly set pitch trim creates the need ...

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by ilovelamp
Sat Dec 15, 2018 4:49 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Manual flight handling characteristics of airliners
Replies: 74
Views: 9005

Re: Manual flight handling characteristics of airliners

Also, on some aircraft, the more the engines are derated for takeoff, the more back pressure is required during rotation. I’m not exactly weak in the arms department and I find a fully derated 737 requiring a decent amount of strength to rotate at times. But, again, the two hand technique just make...

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by ilovelamp
Sat Dec 15, 2018 1:51 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Manual flight handling characteristics of airliners
Replies: 74
Views: 9005

Manual flight handling characteristics of airliners

I've brought this up before: So many YouTube videos from the cockpit during takeoff show the PF using 2 hands on the Yoke during rotation. I've never understood this. Makes me wonder if certain aircraft are indeed "heavier" on the controls. Or maybe (as a previous instructor once told me)...

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by ilovelamp
Wed Dec 12, 2018 2:16 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What's Going On In Nashville? - 2018
Replies: 2057
Views: 135491

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

Just read a Tennessean article online, a Nashville city council woman is proposing to rename BNA The Oprah Winfrey Nashville International Airport. Hmm.... HELL no. Better yet, save the controversy of picking the wrong name and potentially offending half the city’s residents and just leave it as it...

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by ilovelamp
Sun Dec 02, 2018 9:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Airlines retiring 737-700/-800 and 757-300?
Replies: 14
Views: 5128

Re: Delta Airlines retiring 737-700/-800 and 757-300?

After the 88s/90s, the 717s will most likely be the next fleet phased out. My guess is after that, the older 737/8s and 320s will start to go. Time frame is probably 2025-30.

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by ilovelamp
Fri Nov 23, 2018 1:04 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta 737 Winglet Retrofit
Replies: 28
Views: 7944

Re: Delta 737 Winglet Retrofit

All of Delta's current B737-900ER's are all being delivered with Split Scimitar winglets, do we know when the -700's and -800's will be retrofitted with then or are they going to be retrofitted at all? Not all -900ER I found, actually 70% -900ER already retrofitted. And technically, they don’t come...

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by ilovelamp
Wed Nov 14, 2018 10:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta orders 10 A330-900 neo's, defers 10 A350-900's
Replies: 384
Views: 62116

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: 217
Views: 47323

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: 217
Views: 47323

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: 217
Views: 47323

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: 15983

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: 2857
Views: 533143

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: 5067

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: 28
Views: 7944

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: 1764

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: 1764

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: 28
Views: 7944

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: 852
Views: 126455

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: 7295

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: 7295

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: 5067

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: 2287

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: 2287

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: 2287

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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