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by FlyingElvii
Fri Aug 17, 2018 7:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: OneJet is on its last leg
Replies: 46
Views: 9457

Re: OneJet is on its last leg

It seems like Ultimate is the only one that can make this business model work. I am sure actually operating the aircraft and having charters ops to fill the gap helps make a big difference. Hopefully Ultimate can learn a lesson from this and keep expanding on their own. Ultimate fills a big niche, ...

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by FlyingElvii
Fri Aug 17, 2018 7:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Is it time to close LGA?
Replies: 90
Views: 11181

Re: Is it time to close LGA?

I do see a longer term problem for LGA, that is average global warming raising the waters just off if (Long Island Sound) that may limit it use a few decades from now. Still, there is no real choice to keep it and try to improve the terminals and put in a rail/light rail mass transit connection. Hi...

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by FlyingElvii
Sat Aug 11, 2018 9:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: QX employee steals and crashes Q400 near SEA
Replies: 705
Views: 94057

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

So the learning from this crash will be adding keys to the ignition for all aircraft. More like a code. Or each pilot gets a dongle authorizing for certain types. But then maintenance needs dongles (e.g., engine runs). Traditionally no key as what do you do if lost? Legally, the logbook is the key....

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by FlyingElvii
Sat Aug 11, 2018 4:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: QX employee steals and crashes Q400 near SEA
Replies: 705
Views: 94057

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

So the learning from this crash will be adding keys to the ignition for all aircraft. More like a code. Or each pilot gets a dongle authorizing for certain types. But then maintenance needs dongles (e.g., engine runs). Traditionally no key as what do you do if lost? Legally, the logbook is the key....

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by FlyingElvii
Sat Aug 11, 2018 6:20 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: QX employee steals and crashes Q400 near SEA
Replies: 705
Views: 94057

Re: AS Employee steals Q400 at SeaTac

Link to the video of the Q400 barrel roll. Look how close to the water it gets: http://twitter.com/CameronThomsen/status/1028157648158568448 Absolutely nuts :eyepopping: :crazy: 20-30 feet.... The video shows him banking hard after that. Could the fuel pickup for one side have gone dry after that? ...

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by FlyingElvii
Sat Aug 11, 2018 6:15 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: QX employee steals and crashes Q400 near SEA
Replies: 705
Views: 94057

Re: AS Employee steals Q400 at SeaTac

Can one figure out how to fly one of these with just a sim? I pretty much figured out a 172 without ever going on any sort of sim in my life and my instructor was pretty quite the whole first lesson. Of course they are very, very different but with months on a sim could it be done? For some folks, ...

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by FlyingElvii
Sat Aug 11, 2018 5:53 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: QX employee steals and crashes Q400 near SEA
Replies: 705
Views: 94057

Re: AS Employee steals Q400 at SeaTac

King5 reporter just now. “Why don’t these things have a key you could lock in a safe!?

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by FlyingElvii
Sat Aug 11, 2018 5:38 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: QX employee steals and crashes Q400 near SEA
Replies: 705
Views: 94057

Re: AS Employee steals Q400 at SeaTac

Looks like the guys in scheduling are gonna be busy. All the super glue in the world isn't putting that one back together again. Not my company, but don’t even joke about that.... This week was bad enough with east coast weather. I cannot even imagine.... OT: Now CNN has Schiavo on. This has offici...

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by FlyingElvii
Sat Aug 11, 2018 5:31 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: QX employee steals and crashes Q400 near SEA
Replies: 705
Views: 94057

Re: AS Employee steals Q400 at SeaTac

Twitter saying he was shot down.

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by FlyingElvii
Sat Aug 11, 2018 5:16 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: QX employee steals and crashes Q400 near SEA
Replies: 705
Views: 94057

Re: AS Employee steals Q400 at SeaTac

Does anyone know the fire danger level in that area? Is it high like in California? I’m just curious if the fire burning right now could spread to a populated area on that island. There is a significant fire on the island at the crash site, and there are dry conditions, according to local media hel...

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by FlyingElvii
Sat Aug 11, 2018 5:07 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: QX employee steals and crashes Q400 near SEA
Replies: 705
Views: 94057

Re: AS Employee steals Q400 at SeaTac

speedbird52 wrote:
... I just saw a AS Q400 fly over my house

Sound like a CSA?

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by FlyingElvii
Sun Aug 05, 2018 2:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: OAG Changes 8/5/2018:AA Adds DFW-CYS/EYW,Drops BOS-PIT,JFK-DEN;AS Drops SFO-IND;DL Loads MSP-ICN;UA Suspends EWR-OKC
Replies: 127
Views: 13801

Re: OAG Changes 8/5/2018:AA Adds DFW-CYS/EYW,Drops BOS-PIT,JFK-DEN;AS Drops SFO-IND;DL Loads MSP-ICN;UA Suspends EWR-OKC

AA started JFK-DEN in June. That really didn't last long. Also surprised to see AS drop SFO-IND. Not really a surprise. UA and DL were hurting them with walk ups as low as $135. UA added a second flight, adding too many seats for AS to compete with. Now look for UA to cut the second flight, as well.

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by FlyingElvii
Wed Jun 27, 2018 4:18 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SKIFT: "The Quick Descent of Surf Air"
Replies: 4
Views: 1103

Re: SKIFT: "The Quick Descent of Surf Air"

An easy victim of the pilot shortage. What worked five or six years ago, is not going to work now.

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by FlyingElvii
Sun Jun 24, 2018 5:25 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Practicality of Orbis?
Replies: 22
Views: 2256

Re: Practicality of Orbis?

Their current aircraft is an MD-10, donated to them by FedEx. So while not huge given the amount of hours they fly, not needing a flight engineer in the cockpit would add to the "practicality". It's FedEx pilots who fly the plane. I'm not sure if all the DC-10's without the MD-10 upgrade ...

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by FlyingElvii
Sun Jun 24, 2018 4:44 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Management layoffs coming to AA
Replies: 38
Views: 10103

Re: Management layoffs coming to AA

How about they hire Smisek to take over and "streamline" management? :smile: Dear Management and Support Staff Team Members, That letter was confusing, so Isom/Parker are staying but middle management is threatened? Any relation to the PSA problems occurring right now? They could merge PS...

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by FlyingElvii
Sun Jun 24, 2018 4:34 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LGB doubles fines on JetBlue's late-night flight violations
Replies: 184
Views: 30372

Re: LGB doubles fines on JetBlue's late-night flight violations

A $6000 fine per flight is the equivalent of dozens of average fares per flight even from JFK. If the flight is from other cities, the percentage of the flight's revenue going to fines is much higher The alternative is to operate the flights on time - retime the departures and make the priority at ...

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by FlyingElvii
Fri Jun 22, 2018 7:19 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Elite Airways Route Changes
Replies: 81
Views: 10397

Re: Elite Airways Route Changes

727LOVER wrote:
F27500 wrote:
OK .. i'll be the one .... where (i can only imagine, since its Elite) is IFP?



Laughlin


Twice weekly E170 service. I would think they are getting a substantial subsidy for that trip. They are already operating Laughlin charters on the 170 for Harrah’s.

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by FlyingElvii
Fri Jun 22, 2018 7:04 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: David Neeleman Raising Funds for New U.S. Airline
Replies: 243
Views: 27974

Re: David Neeleman Raising Funds for New U.S. Airline

So who says that BUR would be the only LA area airport served? I bet they could serve all of them with success. I really do not see FTW as a starter. IS that even possible with the restrictions in the Dallas area airport service agreements there? Mobile? Seriously doubt that would be a success from...

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by FlyingElvii
Fri Jun 22, 2018 6:54 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: David Neeleman Raising Funds for New U.S. Airline
Replies: 243
Views: 27974

Re: David Neeleman Raising Funds for New U.S. Airline

Suggested Hubs: TEB, HPN, MMU or SWF for the New York Area. KPU for Atlanta. MCI or MKC for the Midwest, AUS or SAT for the Southwest, ONT for the Los Angelas area and OAK for the San Francisco area. COS for the Denver area. Not sure fr the Seattle area. MDW and ORD are to congested. I would look t...

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by FlyingElvii
Fri Jun 22, 2018 6:42 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: David Neeleman Raising Funds for New U.S. Airline
Replies: 243
Views: 27974

Re: David Neeleman Raising Funds for New U.S. Airline

Sounds like another Skybus. P2P from secondary airports already failed once in the US, but maybe this has a better chance. I see two things going for them beyond an experienced group of leaders. 1) Their timing is unlikely to be as bad as Skybus. They had a tanking economy and sharply rising fuel c...

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by FlyingElvii
Fri Jun 22, 2018 6:35 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: David Neeleman Raising Funds for New U.S. Airline
Replies: 243
Views: 27974

Re: David Neeleman Raising Funds for New U.S. Airline

A lot of airlines tried to fly in/out of GYY. None of them lasted long. I just don't know. I guess it's worth a try. None have tried since the runway extension was completed. The runway length was a huge deterrent to LR services to LAS, and even Florida in the summer. The state is rebuilding the Cl...

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by FlyingElvii
Mon Jun 18, 2018 6:47 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: David Neeleman Raising Funds for New U.S. Airline
Replies: 243
Views: 27974

Re: David Neeleman Raising Funds for New U.S. Airline

Southwest started as that alternative airports airline, and Neeleman likely thinks the time is ripe for another to try it. Fort Worth, Concord Regional, Gary, or a dozen others have potential in growing urban areas. And someone needs to take on the political monopoly Delta has bought in Atlanta.

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by FlyingElvii
Wed Jun 13, 2018 5:16 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SY flight from MSP - LAS forgets the luggage!
Replies: 49
Views: 7286

Re: SY flight from MSP - LAS forgets the luggage!

1: It’s totally possible for a flight crew not to know how many/much bags/cargo are or aren’t on the airplane. We don’t go down and check. Even if we did, how long would it take to count and check all of it? How would it be addressed in a CBA? That’s why there’s FAA approved W+B programs. The FAA h...

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by FlyingElvii
Wed Jun 13, 2018 5:11 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SY flight from MSP - LAS forgets the luggage!
Replies: 49
Views: 7286

Re: SY flight from MSP - LAS forgets the luggage!

Back in 1985, I experience the same on a United flight from SEA to SFO right after the strike, no luggage was loaded. Seems all the luggage was loaded on a SEA-SMF-SFO flight. What was worst the UA rep in SFO had the nerve to tell all the passengers that no one checked baggage. A remember more than...

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by FlyingElvii
Fri Jun 01, 2018 3:27 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Video of Hawaiian Employee Chucking Bags Posted on Twitter
Replies: 108
Views: 11505

Re: Video of Hawaiian Employee Chucking Bags Posted on Twitter

If one thinks that this is an appalling treatment of bags, then one should not check their bag. In addition, do not store valuables in that bag. Take it with you into the cabin. For the bags that actually get checked into the bin of the aircraft by baggage handlers, they are treated way worse than ...

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by FlyingElvii
Fri Jun 01, 2018 3:24 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Video of Hawaiian Employee Chucking Bags Posted on Twitter
Replies: 108
Views: 11505

Re: Video of Hawaiian Employee Chucking Bags Posted on Twitter

People should learn there are cameras everywhere these days.... http://www.thisisinsider.com/hawaiian-airlines-baggage-handler-throwing-luggage-plane-footage-2018-5 She needs to be fired!! Period! Oh for F sake... Have NONE of you ever worked a ramp?? She is putting gate check bags on the slide. Th...

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by FlyingElvii
Wed May 30, 2018 9:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Midwest Express files with SEC in first step toward official comeback
Replies: 97
Views: 9562

Re: Midwest Express files with SEC in first step toward official comeback

Unless the business plan has changed, the new Midwest Express plans to operate regional jets in Milwaukee markets where there’s enough business demand willing to pay for nonstop flights and business-friendly schedules. Pretty similar to what OneJet appears to aiming for. The premium service of the ...

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by FlyingElvii
Wed May 30, 2018 9:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Midwest Express files with SEC in first step toward official comeback
Replies: 97
Views: 9562

Re: Midwest Express files with SEC in first step toward official comeback

Oh goody, another one. Maybe it's just the article, but this really reads as them chasing nostalgia more than market demand. :( ....so what do you guys place on how long this one will last? Midwest made their niche by providing Premium Services, at coach prices. Everything from Customer Services, f...

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by FlyingElvii
Wed May 30, 2018 9:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ground Stop MKE - KC135 Emergency Landing
Replies: 3
Views: 2107

Ground Stop MKE - KC135 Emergency Landing

"KC -135 military plane from 128th Air Refueling Wing blows two tires during emergency landing at Mitchell International Airport. Plane is disabled on runway, no other planes are able to land or depart for now." Video from Twitter at link. Pretty Dramatic. Airport closed as they figure out...

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by FlyingElvii
Mon May 21, 2018 7:40 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: OAG Changes 5/20/2018:AS Drops 5 Routes;DL Adds JFKSNA;UA Adds ORDPNS, Drops ORDYQB
Replies: 53
Views: 10875

Re: OAG Changes 5/20/2018:AS Drops 5 Routes;DL Adds JFKSNA;UA Adds ORDPNS, Drops ORDYQB

CIDFlyer wrote:
FlyingElvii wrote:
An obvious response to G4 going to VPS.



huh?? G4 doesnt fly to PNS, They fly to VPS. Did you mean F9?

G4 is drawing from the entire catchment area. PNS and ECP are only an hour a way, and Mob/TLH not much farther. This, in an area that has not seen an LLC since the Peoplxpress day’s.

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by FlyingElvii
Sun May 20, 2018 7:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA tells FAs to stop Sloppy Grooming
Replies: 168
Views: 19550

Re: UA tells FAs to stop Sloppy Grooming

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...

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by FlyingElvii
Sun May 20, 2018 4:02 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA East Coast network changes
Replies: 92
Views: 14817

Re: Rumor: UA cutting EWR-BDL/BWI/DSM and while expanding domestic service

Sounds like they woke up to a reality of: 1. Unslotted EWR with increased competition 2. A Delta hub that is more O and D focused than their hub 3. B6 and now WN with a sizable presence in NYC That days of wasting gate and runway space on flights with 30 people on them are coming to an end in NYC (...

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by FlyingElvii
Fri May 18, 2018 9:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: CU972 operated by Global Air down near HAV
Replies: 460
Views: 73786

Re: 737 down near HAV

DUSdude wrote:
The picture shows hard right rudder deflection and the crash location is way off to the right when taking off to the northeast. Correlation?

Impossible Turn after engine failure???

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by FlyingElvii
Sun Apr 15, 2018 10:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Sun Country (SY) strands hundreds of passengers in Mexico and tells them to find their own way home
Replies: 214
Views: 21586

Re: Sun Country (SY) strands hundreds of passengers in Mexico and tells them to find their own way home

And how, exactlt is this Sun Country's problem? Did a tour operator sell seats for flights that did not exist?

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by FlyingElvii
Sun Apr 15, 2018 10:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 60 Minutes to skewer Allegiant Air this Sunday
Replies: 177
Views: 30950

Re: 60 Minutes to skewer Allegiant Air this Sunday

I wonder how long into the piece it will be before they show footage of Valujet in the Everglades and make the connection to Gallagher. 5 seconds? 15 seconds? 30 seconds? We will probably also see that Mechanic Whisteblower from Florida, wherein the maintenance operation has been totally-reconstitu...

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by FlyingElvii
Thu Mar 29, 2018 2:45 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Nairobi Taxiway Collision: SWISS & Turkish Cargo
Replies: 3
Views: 2148

Re: Nairobi Taxiway Collision: SWISS & Turkish Cargo

LONGisland89 wrote:
I'm hearing word that HB-JHF (A333) operating NBO-DAR was struck on the taxiway by a Turkish Cargo aircraft near the holding point for runway 06. I'm not exactly sure of the circumstances or extent of the damage.


Nairobi....
The tech departments are going to have fun with that one.

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by FlyingElvii
Tue Mar 27, 2018 7:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Great Lakes (ZK) suspends operations
Replies: 86
Views: 11547

Re: Great Lakes (ZK) suspends operations

There are a lot of Big 3 pilots out there that got there start with Great Lakes. The FAA change in Part 135 pilot flight hour requirements really did Lakes in. Their service after that collapsed, as was evident in the loss of so much of the EAS flying. Good memories of flying the Rockies in the ol'...

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by FlyingElvii
Tue Mar 27, 2018 2:16 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Great Lakes (ZK) suspends operations
Replies: 86
Views: 11547

Re: Great Lakes (ZK) suspends operations

Just came through the wire that Great Lakes suspended operations today. Their website seems to confirm the news as well. Never thought I would see the day the proverbial cockroach finally dies. Some will miss it, most wont for sure! A merciful death, sadly... They are a long way from the heady days...

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by FlyingElvii
Sat Mar 03, 2018 3:05 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Nor’easter with High Winds Impacting the Mid-Atlantic and Northeast March 2nd and 3rd
Replies: 137
Views: 11690

Re: Nor’easter with High Winds Impacting the Mid-Atlantic and Northeast March 2nd and 3rd

jfklganyc wrote:
Jetblue was attempting near full schedule today. Just pulled an audible!


So was American.
Can you say " Operational Meltdown!"??

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by FlyingElvii
Tue Feb 27, 2018 2:23 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Georgia Lt. Governor Threatens DL Over Cutting Ties with NRA
Replies: 273
Views: 8555

Re: Georgia Lt. Governor Threatens DL Over Cutting Ties with NRA

I thought Republicans were all against (1) interfering with private enterprise and (2) politicizing things? What’s not been said here also is the Lt. Gov in his ire is all but admitting a direct relationship between the NRA and conservative politicians when he says something to the effect of you ca...

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by FlyingElvii
Tue Feb 27, 2018 2:19 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Georgia Lt. Governor Threatens DL Over Cutting Ties with NRA
Replies: 273
Views: 8555

Re: Georgia Lt. Governor Threatens DL Over Cutting Ties with NRA

Delta has facilities all over the country and could stop hiring in ATL and hire in other locations without blinking an eye. I agree very short sighted, and I bet cities like CVG would gladly give Delta incentives. Every airline is going to go where incentives are. That's easier said than done consi...

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by FlyingElvii
Tue Feb 27, 2018 2:02 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Textron launches Beech 1900-sized SkyCourier with FedEx order
Replies: 196
Views: 41888

Re: Textron launches Beech 1900-sized SkyCourier with FedEx order

Think amazon and the migration of very wealthy consumers to rural areas. EXCELLENT point... Amazon running these things back and forth between warehouses, day and night, with pre-packed containers. La to Bay-area, CVG-IND-Chi-MSP, etc... Bin gets packed at the facility, truck takes it planeside, co...

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by FlyingElvii
Tue Feb 27, 2018 1:40 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Employees of American Airlines-Owned American Eagle Make Less Than $10 an Hour
Replies: 146
Views: 14605

Re: Employees of American Airlines-Owned American Eagle Make Less Than $10 an Hour

Not sure I see the issue here. Pay is all relative and based on market forces. Be someone work for an airline, hotel, restaurant or what not, $9.48 could be a very reasonable starting rate especially for lower skill positions which many airline ground jobs are. And it is still higher than the $8.75...

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by FlyingElvii
Tue Feb 13, 2018 9:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indiana aviation thread - 2018
Replies: 258
Views: 15762

Re: Indiana aviation thread - 2018

IndyHoosier wrote:
freakyrat wrote:
Rumors are that the University of Notre Dame is working with a carrier in regards to twice weekly service to Dublin.


Just curious, is there really that much demand to justify such a flight?


Norwegian backdoor to Chicago/MWI without having to deal with the craziness and rep at GYY?

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by FlyingElvii
Wed Jan 24, 2018 10:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indianapolis Aviation Thread - 2018
Replies: 2033
Views: 119771

Re: Indianapolis Aviation Thread - 2018

Can we talk Delta Focus City viability here for just a moment? There are so many hub locations within 600 miles of Indy that cover all of Delta's major network comfortably it would seem; why on earth would they be interested in creating a focus city here and what benefit would it have? DTW doesn't ...

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by FlyingElvii
Wed Jan 24, 2018 10:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indianapolis Aviation Thread - 2018
Replies: 2033
Views: 119771

Re: Indianapolis Aviation Thread - 2018

Sorry for flooding this thread, just a few things I wanted to point out: DL updated their schedules this weekend and are now running their premium-heavy 763 (36 J, 32 Y+) for the inaugural IND-CDG flight... Maybe a sign of things to come if the flights are selling this well so far in advance....? J...

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by FlyingElvii
Wed Jan 24, 2018 10:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indianapolis Aviation Thread - 2018
Replies: 2033
Views: 119771

Re: Indianapolis Aviation Thread - 2018

Can we talk Delta Focus City viability here for just a moment? There are so many hub locations within 600 miles of Indy that cover all of Delta's major network comfortably it would seem; why on earth would they be interested in creating a focus city here and what benefit would it have? DTW doesn't ...

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by FlyingElvii
Thu Jan 11, 2018 1:45 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alaska "Beyond" problems, Seattle Times finally catches on
Replies: 125
Views: 20835

Re: Alaska "Beyond" problems, Seattle Times finally catches on

Friends flying the west coast for business noticed the decline in Alaska (versus Delta) two years ago. Seriously so. Seattle papers have covered aviation accurately and presciently for years. Keep in mind that top notch reporters develop and cultivate deep sources. They never get quoted, never get ...

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