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by zeke
Sun Apr 30, 2017 7:30 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: A330 Spool Times on Take Off
Replies: 2
Views: 98

Re: A330 Spool Times on Take Off

The Trent 700 has a function called MEASTO (Modified Engine Acceleration Schedule for TakeOff) which controls the engine acceleration. It also has KOZ (Keep Out Zone), that is basically so it does not dwell at specific RPMs. Both of these functions are there to prevent various engine issues. More de...

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by zeke
Sun Apr 30, 2017 4:56 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: CG envelope of B787-900
Replies: 7
Views: 252

Re: CG envelope of B787-900

http://www.boeing.com/assets/pdf/commer ... ps/787.pdf
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Have a look in this document it has a cg envelope for pavement calculations

http://www.boeing.com/assets/pdf/commer ... ps/787.pdf

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by zeke
Sun Apr 30, 2017 12:13 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Lufthansa might change Long-Haul order
Replies: 123
Views: 26898

Re: Lufthansa might change Long-Haul order

A lot of companies in Asia and Europe have Y as company policy. When I worked for Siemens, travel policy was pretty much Y for everyone, every distance. You needed to be pretty high up in the organisation tree to be allowed to fly business class. I know VPs in the oil and gas industry who with the ...

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by zeke
Sat Apr 29, 2017 11:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Comedy: "United Should cut Intl flying to fund Domestic Growth"
Replies: 46
Views: 6027

Re: Comedy: "United Should cut Intl flying to fund Domestic Growth"

I don't see anything too comical about the article, for years IATA has shown the highest yielding passengers in the world are within North America. The 2017 IATA outlook had an expected average profit of $19.58/passenger in North America, $5.65 in Europe, $4.44 in Asia Pacific, $1.56 in the Middle E...

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by zeke
Sat Apr 29, 2017 11:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 'Matter of luck' that Easyjet plane missed drone
Replies: 2
Views: 497

Re: 'Matter of luck' that Easyjet plane missed drone

http://dronesafe.uk/wp-content/uploads/ ... necode.pdf
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The CAA have their own drone code, the reference to the FAA rules is not relevant here by the op.

http://dronesafe.uk/wp-content/uploads/ ... necode.pdf

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by zeke
Sat Apr 29, 2017 11:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates EK A380 utilization
Replies: 23
Views: 4928

Re: Emirates EK A380 utilization

13 hours per calendar day is very high for an airliner, we would also normally track another number called a flight day which will generally about one hour higher per day. Considering the ULH nature of a lot of their A380 flying, I would suspect if the same analysis was done on the 777 fleet it woul...

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by zeke
Sat Apr 29, 2017 10:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Unruly KE passenger sentenced to almost 3 years in prison
Replies: 11
Views: 2219

Re: Unruly KE passenger sentenced to almost 3 years in prison

The irony of this it will probably cost the tax payer over $100,000 to incarcerate the person for this sentence.

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by zeke
Sat Apr 29, 2017 10:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Lufthansa might change Long-Haul order
Replies: 123
Views: 26898

Re: Lufthansa might change Long-Haul order

The main difference between legacy carriers and LCC is that legacy carriers wil sell the majority of their premium seats via contracts with various companies, they are not sold mainly by retail channels, the remainder of their inventory goes into the GDS for retail sale. LCC try when possible not ev...

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by zeke
Sat Apr 29, 2017 10:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta pilot hits female passenger
Replies: 98
Views: 10948

Re: Delta pilot hits female passenger

Wonder if alcohol played a part here, it's odd behavior.

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by zeke
Sat Apr 29, 2017 3:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Lufthansa might change Long-Haul order
Replies: 123
Views: 26898

Re: Lufthansa might change Long-Haul order

dtw2hyd wrote:

If legacies are so confident about premium yields and loads , why not go all premium configuration. Can a A321LR with 20F hop the pond.

Leave the cattle class to LCCs.

When will legacies come out this conundrum?


They have done that before, PrivatAir.

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by zeke
Sat Apr 29, 2017 2:28 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Localizer Aerial / Glide Slope Aerial (Transmitter)
Replies: 6
Views: 248

Re: Localizer Aerial / Glide Slope Aerial (Transmitter)

Well next step for you then is to look at the various ils transmitter patents on the net they will describe it in more detail, enough for you to build one.

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by zeke
Sat Apr 29, 2017 1:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: How will the aviation industry change if MH370 is never found?
Replies: 34
Views: 3002

Re: How will the aviation industry change if MH370 is never found?

TigerFlyer wrote:
I believe you are mistaken.


We carry three Rescu 406 Beacons, one fixed and two portables. The Rescu 406 Beacon floats on water or can be used on land. The beacons float in water and are attached to the slide rafts via a tethering line once deployed.

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by zeke
Sat Apr 29, 2017 11:30 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: C of G envelope
Replies: 5
Views: 312

Re: C of G envelope

Even a home built will have a design cg envelope. Send me a PM on the details and I will see what I can dig up.

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by zeke
Sat Apr 29, 2017 11:27 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: How will the aviation industry change if MH370 is never found?
Replies: 34
Views: 3002

Re: How will the aviation industry change if MH370 is never found?

If EPIRB is so cheap, why don't aircraft manuacturers install it on their aircraft as a standard equipment. There must be some technical barriers or obstacles. Aircraft flying over oceans already carry multiple EPIRBs and an ELT. Most of these devices already have inbuilt GPS receivers or get posit...

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by zeke
Sat Apr 29, 2017 4:58 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Lufthansa might change Long-Haul order
Replies: 123
Views: 26898

Re: Lufthansa might change Long-Haul order

uberflieger wrote:
What would you consider a Lufthansa 'trunk route'?


Routes that have heavy premium loads that need the floor area to accommodate the premium product.

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by zeke
Sat Apr 29, 2017 3:24 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: How will the aviation industry change if MH370 is never found?
Replies: 34
Views: 3002

Re: How will the aviation industry change if MH370 is never found?

I dont see any changes to regulations happening as a direct result. What will change in the future is the adoption of new technology like space based ADS on low earth orbit satellites (https://aireon.com/company/). The technology is not that far away from adoption, it is due to be running in 2018. T...

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by zeke
Sat Apr 29, 2017 3:11 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: C of G envelope
Replies: 5
Views: 312

Re: C of G envelope

No need to calculate the numbers they are normally presented in the AFM and the TCDS. For example have a look at the "Centre of Gravity Range" starting on page 6 of https://www.easa.europa.eu/system/files/dfu/EASA-TCDS-A.051_(IM)_Cessna_Aircraft_Model_172_and_variant-06-10062013.pdf. I hav...

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by zeke
Sat Apr 29, 2017 2:18 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Lufthansa might change Long-Haul order
Replies: 123
Views: 26898

Re: Lufthansa might change Long-Haul order

I was surprised when they placed the order and for that many frames in 2013. The days of Frankfurt Airlines are long gone. MUC, ZRH, VIE, DUS, BRU and soon BER, the LH Group has a lot of hubs and is more akin to US network carriers, than let's say Emirates. None of the US3 ordered the 748, nor A380...

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by zeke
Sat Apr 29, 2017 1:58 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA jet diverts to Azores, disruptive passenger !
Replies: 20
Views: 5453

Re: BA jet diverts to Azores, disruptive passenger !

There seems to be a lot missing from what has been reported. There is a standard procedure that is followed in the event of a disruptive passenger, including giving the passenger a written warning normally signed by the captain. Restraining a passenger can only be authorized by the captain. Divertin...

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by zeke
Fri Apr 28, 2017 9:18 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Iran’s Qaher 313 fighter jet almost ready
Replies: 49
Views: 5523

Re: Iran’s Qaher 313 fighter jet almost ready

That tug is so small.

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by zeke
Fri Apr 28, 2017 7:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What's going on with this A320's pax windows?
Replies: 8
Views: 2587

Re: What's going on with this A320's pax windows?

Window shades closed ?

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by zeke
Fri Apr 28, 2017 1:21 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Engine out lateral trim
Replies: 7
Views: 481

Re: Engine out lateral trim

Moving fuel around is just too slow for trim.

You are not going to be flying that long OEI to worry about trying to do it more efficiently.

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by zeke
Thu Apr 27, 2017 5:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Lufthansa might change Long-Haul order
Replies: 123
Views: 26898

Re: Lufthansa might change Long-Haul order

When placing this order a few years ago, Norwegian lonh-haul was small. They only had grand ambitions. Those grand ambitions seem to materialise more and more with every passing day. Hasn't Norwegian just posted more numbers they are just burning their investors money and not running a profitable a...

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by zeke
Thu Apr 27, 2017 4:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Lufthansa might change Long-Haul order
Replies: 123
Views: 26898

Re: Lufthansa might change Long-Haul order

Also Germany has an efficient and effective railway system that does away with the need for a lot of connections, you can get a train from Düsseldorf to Frankfurt in the time it takes people to drive to some airports.

I don't follow the logic presented.

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by zeke
Thu Apr 27, 2017 3:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: It seems Boeing is working hard on 777-9
Replies: 4
Views: 1243

Re: It seems Boeing is working hard on 777-9

viewtopic.php?f=3&t=558021


Many airlines are already carrying 400+ passengers in twin engine aircraft.
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Is this advertising ?

There is a dedicated thread on the 77X development that is 45 pages long

viewtopic.php?f=3&t=558021


Many airlines are already carrying 400+ passengers in twin engine aircraft.

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by zeke
Thu Apr 27, 2017 3:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Lufthansa might change Long-Haul order
Replies: 123
Views: 26898

Re: Lufthansa might change Long-Haul order

This is very odd.

Normally fleet plans at large airlines are long term strategies and do not worry too much short term ripples.

There are pieces to this puzzle missing, it seems like LH has a lot more information to base this on that they are not disclosing.

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by zeke
Thu Apr 27, 2017 12:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BEA investigating Air France take offs at Bogotá - only 5 ft. over threshold
Replies: 55
Views: 11137

Re: BEA investigating Air France take offs at Bogotá - only 5 ft. over threshold

777-300ER& 777-200LR T-O thrust per engine is 115300 lb., The 777-300 is 98000 lb. for the lighter sorter range & 777-200ER is 93700 lb. There is not a listing for 97300 lb. for any -300ER. So the thrust for the 300ER is 230600 lb. vs 136000 lb. for A340-300 if it has the hight thrust engin...

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by zeke
Thu Apr 27, 2017 8:03 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BEA investigating Air France take offs at Bogotá - only 5 ft. over threshold
Replies: 55
Views: 11137

Re: BEA investigating Air France take offs at Bogotá - only 5 ft. over threshold

The 777-300ER has the 115,300lbs GE90-115B That is sea level on an ISA day, it will not generate anywhere near that much thrust at a density height of 10,000+ ft which you can find at BOG. Needless to say takeoff performance is based upon one engine inoperative. The low height crossing could be exp...

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by zeke
Wed Apr 26, 2017 2:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: China Southern buys 20 A350s
Replies: 25
Views: 6065

Re: China Southern buys 20 A350s

One could speculate that the 777-200 and A330-200s would be the target for replacement being the older aircraft in that market size.

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by zeke
Tue Apr 25, 2017 11:05 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Number of life rafts on B737 and A320
Replies: 16
Views: 905

Re: Number of life rafts on B737 and A320

The A320 can either have slides or slide rafts at the doors, it's a customer option. You can have A320s with no rafts.

Some operators also have additional rafts in the overhead locker near the wing exit.

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by zeke
Tue Apr 25, 2017 2:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA won't ordering additional 77W aircraft, rules out A330neo
Replies: 419
Views: 68005

Re: UA won't ordering additional 77W aircraft, rules out A330neo

Sure. But UA has also said they're conducting a widebody fleet review. At the last earnings call, they said they're not finished yet . This article says they are reviewing "narrowbody, widebody and regional fleets" https://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/united-targets-rapid-completion...

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by zeke
Tue Apr 25, 2017 12:22 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: A330MRTT Orders, Production And Testing
Replies: 132
Views: 41897

Re: A330MRTT Orders, Production And Testing

The cargo doors and tanker mods have been certified as STCs to the A330 airframe, the choice of engine model is not really limited, they already have done the modifications to more than one engine type on the base frame. I could see it as a viable model as the the neo will give additional range or a...

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by zeke
Tue Apr 25, 2017 12:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why didn't British Airways retain a LCC offshoot?
Replies: 35
Views: 5711

Re: Why didn't British Airways retain a LCC offshoot?

Nothing really low cost about operating out of LHR, the passenger taxes alone make it expensive.

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by zeke
Tue Apr 25, 2017 12:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A350 In Service Thread - Part 1
Replies: 921
Views: 135182

Re: A350 In Service Thread - Part 1

My apologies, I thought SML was being discussed.

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by zeke
Tue Apr 25, 2017 11:47 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA won't ordering additional 77W aircraft, rules out A330neo
Replies: 419
Views: 68005

Re: UA won't ordering additional 77W aircraft, rules out A330neo

I think you have me confused for someone else. I pointed out the pilot forum source on the false 779 rumors quite some time ago, but I don't want to necessarily keep bringing it up. Either way, we've almost arrived at our answer thanks to Karel and the most recent 2Q filings: looks like there's a s...

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by zeke
Tue Apr 25, 2017 11:28 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: RR Prepares T1000-TEN First Flight
Replies: 79
Views: 14293

Re: RR Prepares T1000-TEN First Flight

Are engines on both sides the sane model, or are they just testing one side ?

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by zeke
Tue Apr 25, 2017 11:20 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA won't ordering additional 77W aircraft, rules out A330neo
Replies: 419
Views: 68005

Re: UA won't ordering additional 77W aircraft, rules out A330neo

Calling more attention than necessary to others' statements that were later pointed out to be false or unproven is at the very least an easy way to turn a thread into something incredibly boring to read. It was not pointed out to be false or unproven, you said you could not be bothered looking at t...

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by zeke
Tue Apr 25, 2017 8:33 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A350 In Service Thread - Part 1
Replies: 921
Views: 135182

Re: A350 In Service Thread - Part 1

How do you it always the aircraft and not the crew ? When flying at the maximum permissible flight duty periods it takes next to nothing for crew to time out and unable to complete the flight. Looking at flightaware the only recent flight that was delayed was the 17th https://flightaware.com/live/fl...

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by zeke
Mon Apr 24, 2017 4:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Overbooking of Flights has become a major issue.
Replies: 144
Views: 9348

Re: Overbooking of Flights has become a major issue.

I think airlines (insert hotel, car hire etc) would be happy to not overbook as long as passengers didn't want their money or booking moved to another flight if they don't show for their original flight. In reality passengers want refunds or to be moved different flights and make the unused inventor...

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by zeke
Mon Apr 24, 2017 2:36 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Required Inspection Items (RII) list
Replies: 7
Views: 409

Re: Required Inspection Items (RII) list

Previous thread http://www.airliners.net/forum/viewtopic.php?t=732389 Also look at the AC regarding this https://www.faa.gov/documentLibrary/media/Advisory_Circular/AC%20120-16F.pdf These lists should be specific to the aircraft type, for example propellor bolts would not apply to a jet powered airc...

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by zeke
Mon Apr 24, 2017 2:10 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: A few questions for a commercial pilot working for a big international carrier
Replies: 25
Views: 2746

Re: A few questions for a commercial pilot working for a big international carrier

It's a common type rating in the US as well... http://fsims.faa.gov/wdocs/fsb/b-787_fsb.pdf Sorry that is not correct, the 787/777 and A330/A350 are not common type ratings under the FAA. The FAA type rating list is in this document http://registry.faa.gov/TypeRatings/ See the differance between th...

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by zeke
Mon Apr 24, 2017 1:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Airlines flight 48 EWR/BOM 3 non-working lavs for 14 hour flight
Replies: 66
Views: 13058

Re: United Airlines flight 48 EWR/BOM 3 non-working lavs for 14 hour flight

Normally aircraft can be dispatched under the MEL as long as they have 1 toilet for every 60 passengers, even got ULH flights. This UA flight had way in excess of the minimum requirement. I don't see the real issue here. Sounds more like click bait to jump on let's make a news story out of anything ...

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by zeke
Mon Apr 24, 2017 2:19 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: A few questions for a commercial pilot working for a big international carrier
Replies: 25
Views: 2746

Re: A few questions for a commercial pilot working for a big international carrier

Starlionblue wrote:
The 777 and 787 are a different situation as they have different ratings.


That depends on the country, in the US they are different ratings, in EASA land (add Australian, NZ, Middle East) they are the same.

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by zeke
Sun Apr 23, 2017 7:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 744F bounced landing @ Schiphol
Replies: 18
Views: 7412

Re: 744F bounced landing @ Schiphol

Looked like they landed very short as well looking at the runway markings

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by zeke
Sun Apr 23, 2017 12:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: List of Airports with NEO service
Replies: 42
Views: 4618

Re: List of Airports with NEO service

Hong Kong Express(UE/HKE) have been operating them to KIX, HUN, RMQ, CJU

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by zeke
Sun Apr 23, 2017 4:27 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Boeing 787-10 Range vs A350-900
Replies: 43
Views: 6863

Re: boeing787-1000 range vs a350-900

alyusuph wrote:
Yes because it might have required even more reinforcement of the fuselage to carry more fuel, at the moment it is heavier because of the stretch, but with same MTOW


The 787-10 has the same fuel capacity as the 787-9.

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by zeke
Sun Apr 23, 2017 4:22 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA won't ordering additional 77W aircraft, rules out A330neo
Replies: 419
Views: 68005

Re: UA won't ordering additional 77W aircraft, rules out A330neo

I put his quite in the post, read it. And if it is as you say is a spat between the two of us, why did you get involved in the first place and now back out ! Answer, because it is what he said. He has had numerous opportunities over 4 threads now to get his story straight, don't come after me for ke...

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by zeke
Sun Apr 23, 2017 3:19 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA Employee Allegedly Hit Mom with Stroller, Challeneges 2nd Passeneger to "Hit Me"
Replies: 274
Views: 20404

Re: AA Employee Allegedly Hit Mom with Stroller, Challeneges 2nd Passeneger to "Hit Me"

Perhaps you could post the source of your "other side of the story".... which seems to conflict with everyone else who were actually on the flight. Looks like it comes from here http://viewfromthewing.boardingarea.com/2017/04/22/americans-flight-attendants-union-president-blames-airline-p...

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by zeke
Sun Apr 23, 2017 3:10 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA Employee Allegedly Hit Mom with Stroller, Challeneges 2nd Passeneger to "Hit Me"
Replies: 274
Views: 20404

Re: AA Employee Allegedly Hit Mom with Stroller, Challeneges 2nd Passeneger to "Hit Me"

2: The lack of attention or another word apathy from the captain, this is "his ship" and he should have taken charge here. The Captain has authority when the doors are closed. On ground it should be ground staff, not cabin crew or flight crew that should deal with passenger boarding issue...

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