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by AR385
Tue Aug 14, 2018 2:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Aeroméxico E190 Accident in Durango July 31
Replies: 259
Views: 48754

Re: Aeroméxico E190 Accident in Durango July 31

You are welcome to suggest deletion at any point in time, D L X. There also are many posts about a certain American airline.that every single time every single time it had an issue, we got threads of at least 3 pages. So the fact that videos of that airline are great and "thanks for sharing etc...

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by AR385
Fri Aug 10, 2018 12:10 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Aeroméxico E190 Accident in Durango July 31
Replies: 259
Views: 48754

Re: Aeroméxico E190 Accident in Durango July 31

One of Aeromexico´s landings. This one is a ERJ-145 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sh6Bc6j1zU4&feature=share Perhaps I am missing something, but how is this relevant to the discussion? It is important to the discussion because AM assigns their regional jets to crews that are young and without ...

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by AR385
Sat Aug 04, 2018 7:58 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: 2010 Monterrey A300 crash: Alpha floor protection & trim?
Replies: 31
Views: 6625

Re: 2010 Monterrey A300 crash: Alpha floor protection & trim?

Something similar happened with an A320 in the Mediterranean with the Air NZ 888 test flight. Pitch was trimmed for slow flight, engines went to TOGA and they missed the use "Manual Pitch Trim" cue that would have most likely kept them from getting into the situation they got into. Also w...

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by AR385
Sat Aug 04, 2018 7:58 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: 2010 Monterrey A300 crash: Alpha floor protection & trim?
Replies: 31
Views: 6625

Re: 2010 Monterrey A300 crash: Alpha floor protection & trim?

Something similar happened with an A320 in the Mediterranean with the Air NZ 888 test flight. Pitch was trimmed for slow flight, engines went to TOGA and they missed the use "Manual Pitch Trim" cue that would have most likely kept them from getting into the situation they got into. Also w...

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by AR385
Fri Aug 03, 2018 7:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Aeroméxico E190 Accident in Durango July 31
Replies: 259
Views: 48754

Re: Aeroméxico E190 Accident in Durango July 31

The Captain is still in the hospital because even though the doctors were able to decompress the marrow. The doctors have warned him sternly that any movemennt of his neck will result in rendering him a paraplegic. The girl will be discharged soon, her injuries are not that severe. She has 1st. and...

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by AR385
Fri Aug 03, 2018 8:29 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Aeroméxico E190 Accident in Durango July 31
Replies: 259
Views: 48754

Re: Aeroméxico E190 Accident in Durango July 31

One of the F/As remained on board the plane until she made sure no one was staying behind. She was the last to leave. Reminds me of The Costa Concordia,,,

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by AR385
Fri Aug 03, 2018 4:03 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Aeroméxico E190 Accident in Durango July 31
Replies: 259
Views: 48754

Re: Aeroméxico E190 Accident in Durango July 31

The Captain is still in the hospital because even though the doctors were able to decompress the marrow. The doctors have warned him sternly that any movemennt of his neck will result in rendering him a paraplegic. The girl will be discharged soon, her injuries are not that severe. She has 1st. and ...

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by AR385
Wed Aug 01, 2018 3:40 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Aeroméxico E190 Accident in Durango July 31
Replies: 259
Views: 48754

Re: Aeroméxico E190 Accident in Durango July 31

How would an engine failure/explosion provoke such a loss of control on an airliner? I would say that rather than an engine, it´s the left MLG that broke. The captain is the most hurt person of all of everyone on board. He is undergoing surgery right now, because he suffered broken cervicals. Appare...

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by AR385
Mon Jul 09, 2018 8:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New luxury airline to offer affordable prices for first-class only aircraft
Replies: 60
Views: 11667

Re: New luxury airline to offer affordable prices for first-class only aircraft

Not only does the whole thing will never get off the ground, it also looks rather shady.

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by AR385
Fri Jul 06, 2018 4:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Interflug IL-62 Landing on a Grass Field???
Replies: 114
Views: 14254

Re: Interflug IL-62 Landing on a Grass Field???

Max Q wrote:
Approach and landing was fine, don’t understand why the nose was raised so high after touchdown.


Probably had a tailstrike, not that it mattered, just an unusual technique as was keeping the engines in reverse after coming to a stop causing the huge dust clouds!


Soft field landing SOP.

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by AR385
Fri Jul 06, 2018 4:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Interflug IL-62 Landing on a Grass Field???
Replies: 114
Views: 14254

Re: Interflug IL-62 Landing on a Grass Field???

Max Q wrote:
Approach and landing was fine, don’t understand why the nose was raised so high after touchdown.


Probably had a tailstrike, not that it mattered, just an unusual technique as was keeping the engines in reverse after coming to a stop causing the huge dust clouds!


Soft field landing SOP.

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by AR385
Thu Jun 21, 2018 5:51 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Pilot's last flight
Replies: 46
Views: 4512

Re: Pilot's last flight

I thought they can continue flying cargo aircraft.

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by AR385
Thu Jun 21, 2018 5:45 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Coolest Presidential Plane
Replies: 40
Views: 4436

Re: Coolest Presidential Plane

The Boeing 787-8

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by AR385
Sat Jun 09, 2018 8:00 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Another suicide; Anthony Bourdain dead at 61
Replies: 93
Views: 3065

Re: Another suicide; Anthony Bourdain dead at 61

In 2006 I attempted suicide. I wiil not give any details so people here don´t get any ideas. But the only reason I am here today is because they found on time I was in very dark place. ,No hope of things getting better, Constant anguish and feeling like I was a failure. But now, in 2008 sometimes i ...

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by AR385
Thu May 31, 2018 11:21 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: The correct phobia
Replies: 22
Views: 784

Re: The correct phobia

Wow. You probably would have really lost it if you'd been there the night a big ol' Luna Moth (they're huge… Google if you dare!) kept hurling itself against the bathroom window while I was taking a shower. You have no idea. I´ve left movie theaters because those things were around, forfeited final...

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by AR385
Wed May 30, 2018 7:46 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: The correct phobia
Replies: 22
Views: 784

Re: The correct phobia

Lepidopterophobia. I´ve had it since I was a child and time has not made it any better. Wow. You probably would have really lost it if you'd been there the night a big ol' Luna Moth (they're huge… Google if you dare!) kept hurling itself against the bathroom window while I was taking a shower. You ...

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by AR385
Wed May 30, 2018 12:56 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: The correct phobia
Replies: 22
Views: 784

Re: The correct phobia

Lepidopterophobia. I´ve had it since I was a child and time has not made it any better.

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by AR385
Tue May 29, 2018 12:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: KLM pilot arrested on Oslo airport for being intoxicated.
Replies: 19
Views: 5601

Re: KLM pilot arrested on Oslo airport for being intoxicated.

Was he "drunk" as in he was leaving a trail of alcohol smell as he was walking erratically, or what this is really is a confusion with blood alcohol limits in different countries?

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by AR385
Tue May 29, 2018 1:55 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: CU972 operated by Global Air down near HAV
Replies: 460
Views: 73898

Re: CU972 operated by Global Air down near HAV

Gonzalo, I respectully disagree. The airplane WAS a rust bucket and the airline WAS a cowboy company. Everybody knows that and it has been mentioned before in this thread. They certainly not were an AeroMéxico or a LAN plane. As for the respect of the crew, I don´t agree with your assertion, as the...

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by AR385
Mon May 28, 2018 4:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: CU972 operated by Global Air down near HAV
Replies: 460
Views: 73898

Re: CU972 operated by Global Air down near HAV

Gonzalo, I respectully disagree. The airplane WAS a rust bucket and the airline WAS a cowboy company. Everybody knows that and it has been mentioned before in this thread. They certainly not were an AeroMéxico or a LAN plane. As for the respect of the crew, I don´t agree with your assertion, as they...

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by AR385
Mon May 28, 2018 4:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: CU972 operated by Global Air down near HAV
Replies: 460
Views: 73898

Re: CU972 operated by Global Air down near HAV

For many reasons. the alarms may not have sounded (I´m inclined to think this is the case) Or the situation was such that they had no time to react. Or maybe they reacted but the lifting devices remained stuck. I don´t think such a rust bucket aircraft operated by a cowboy company would care too muc...

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by AR385
Mon May 28, 2018 3:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: CU972 operated by Global Air down near HAV
Replies: 460
Views: 73898

Re: CU972 operated by Global Air down near HAV

It resembles the Trident crash in London in 1972. There was no fire,and it was a low energy impact, but still everybody died due to back and neck injuries (compression) By the way, the cause was premature retraction of the slats and a subsequent stall with the impossibility of recovering due to the...

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by AR385
Mon May 28, 2018 3:46 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: CU972 operated by Global Air down near HAV
Replies: 460
Views: 73898

Re: CU972 operated by Global Air down near HAV

It resembles the Trident crash in London in 1972. There was no fire,and it was a low energy impact, but still everybody died due to back and neck injuries (compression) By the way, the cause was premature retraction of the slats and a subsequent stall with the impossibility of recovering due to the ...

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by AR385
Thu May 24, 2018 9:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: CU972 operated by Global Air down near HAV
Replies: 460
Views: 73898

Re: CU972 operated by Global Air down near HAV

It looks more and more like a flaps problem. Either not set correctly for T/O or not set at all. I’m surprised no one has brought this up before. It should be obvious if the flaps we set in the wreckage. Anyone know? This is also a strong possibility. I haven't seen any good pictures of the wings. ...

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by AR385
Wed May 23, 2018 4:15 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: CU972 operated by Global Air down near HAV
Replies: 460
Views: 73898

Re: CU972 operated by Global Air down near HAV

ImperialEagle wrote:
Have the numerous "eye witness" accounts of the crash been discounted? I have seen more than one description that said an engine was on fire before the crash occurred.


That is why I pointed out that it is a PROFESSIONAL witness.

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by AR385
Wed May 23, 2018 12:16 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: CU972 operated by Global Air down near HAV
Replies: 460
Views: 73898

Re: CU972 operated by Global Air down near HAV

Thank you dcajet and Apprentice for your inputs and additional information Re: An-148. AR385, you seem to have a hunch about the root cause of this crash. Would you mind to share with the rest of us the information that allows your assertion about the flaps? I know the LAPA crash was a consequence ...

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by AR385
Tue May 22, 2018 6:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: CU972 operated by Global Air down near HAV
Replies: 460
Views: 73898

Re: CU972 operated by Global Air down near HAV

Thank you dcajet and Apprentice for your inputs and additional information Re: An-148. AR385, you seem to have a hunch about the root cause of this crash. Would you mind to share with the rest of us the information that allows your assertion about the flaps? I know the LAPA crash was a consequence ...

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by AR385
Tue May 22, 2018 6:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: CU972 operated by Global Air down near HAV
Replies: 460
Views: 73898

Re: CU972 operated by Global Air down near HAV

Thank you dcajet and Apprentice for your inputs and additional information Re: An-148. AR385, you seem to have a hunch about the root cause of this crash. Would you mind to share with the rest of us the information that allows your assertion about the flaps? I know the LAPA crash was a consequence ...

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by AR385
Tue May 22, 2018 5:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: CU972 operated by Global Air down near HAV
Replies: 460
Views: 73898

Re: CU972 operated by Global Air down near HAV

It looks more and more like a flaps problem. Either not set correctly for T/O or not set at all.

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by AR385
Fri May 18, 2018 10:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: CU972 operated by Global Air down near HAV
Replies: 460
Views: 73898

Re: 737 down near HAV

http://www.gob.mx/sct/prensa/accidente- ... yo-de-2018
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This is an official comuniqué from Mexico´s Ministry of Transport. Hopefully it will clarify many doubts here:

http://www.gob.mx/sct/prensa/accidente- ... yo-de-2018

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by AR385
Tue May 08, 2018 2:17 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Texas International
Replies: 83
Views: 8245

Re: Texas International

As a child on I flew on TI. They called their DC9's "Pamper Jets", and had some really interesting gate appointments at the airports they served. They later adopted their Texas Flag livery. If I remember correctly they had like overstuffed Naugahyde Chairs, sofas etc in their gate areas, ...

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by AR385
Mon May 07, 2018 6:20 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Aeromexico resumes Barcelona service
Replies: 76
Views: 9896

Re: Aeromexico resumes Barcelona service

Preemptive move to convince Mexican authorities to deny 5th freedom rights to EK. Spain - Mexico market is booming and competition with IB is fierce. AM is also going almost 3x daily to MAD. MEX - MAD 20x per week MEX - BCN 4x per week MEX - CDG 7x per week MEX - AMS 7x per week MEX - LHR 7x per we...

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by AR385
Mon May 07, 2018 6:07 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Could a major airline ( like AF) actually go under ?
Replies: 74
Views: 12022

Re: Could a major airline ( like AF) actually go under ?

Unfortunately you used a very special case as an example. Due to labor laws in France, and the power of its unions, AF will never go bankrupt. And if it does, it will be revived as a new airline the next day a la Swissair, with the same employees.

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by AR385
Wed May 02, 2018 5:49 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AR EZE- PUJ 737 MAX 8 longest commercial flight
Replies: 72
Views: 9818

Re: AR EZE- PUJ 737 MAX 8 longest commercial flight

I find this forums to be so delusional at times, it’s absolutely ridiculous. Aside from the small aviation community on here, NOBODY cares what type of aircraft operates a route, or even knows what a 737, a330, widebody or narrow body is. They have no idea what seat pitch is and will book either th...

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by AR385
Wed May 02, 2018 5:27 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AR EZE- PUJ 737 MAX 8 longest commercial flight
Replies: 72
Views: 9818

Re: 737 MAX 8 longest commercial flight

496TFS wrote:
Great. Imagine the middle, 30 inch pitch seat for 7 1/2 hours? No thank you.

Too bad not one airline CEO has ever suffered in the back.


What is the difference between that and spending 12hrs in the middle, 30 inch pitch seat, in the middle row of a 747?

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by AR385
Wed Apr 04, 2018 9:57 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DC-8-52/E190 similarity in appearance
Replies: 6
Views: 1754

Re: DC-8-52/E190 similarity in appearance

Sure sure, And if you take the tail engine off a DC-10, then narrow the airliner a bit, it´s a 767.

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by AR385
Wed Apr 04, 2018 8:00 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: President Trump is calling on the military to guard the US-Mexico border
Replies: 75
Views: 2315

Re: President Trump is calling on the military to guard the US-Mexico border

Thanks to Mr. Trump, Mexico is being a bit more lax with the usual detentions this year. This wouldn't surprise me, but where did you get this information? Here you go. http://www.eleconomista.com.mx/politica/Suben-las-deportaciones-de-centroamericanos-desde-Mexico-20170204-0009.html if it were up ...

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by AR385
Wed Apr 04, 2018 4:51 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: President Trump is calling on the military to guard the US-Mexico border
Replies: 75
Views: 2315

Re: President Trump is calling on the military to guard the US-Mexico border

Looks like Mexico has stopped the 1500 in Mexico, but Deadbeat Donald is continuing with his uncontrolled rambling - just like his new $50 Billion tariffs against China. Our military on the border should be fun to watch. First there needs to be planning, accumulation of support needs (everything fr...

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by AR385
Wed Apr 04, 2018 4:48 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: President Trump is calling on the military to guard the US-Mexico border
Replies: 75
Views: 2315

Re: President Trump is calling on the military to guard the US-Mexico border

Mr. Trump has no idea about the difference between the military and the National Guard. Sure, deploy them, I bet the military are gonna love it. It´s a welcome idea, if you want to emulate North Korea. But the National Guard is the military. Am I missing something here? They are military. But they ...

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by AR385
Wed Apr 04, 2018 1:36 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: President Trump is calling on the military to guard the US-Mexico border
Replies: 75
Views: 2315

Re: President Trump is calling on the military to guard the US-Mexico border

Mr. Trump has no idea about the difference between the military and the National Guard. Sure, deploy them, I bet the military are gonna love it. It´s a welcome idea, if you want to emulate North Korea.

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by AR385
Wed Apr 04, 2018 12:31 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Mexican Restaurant chains and Pepsi products
Replies: 24
Views: 979

Re: Mexican Restaurant chains and Pepsi products

Outside of Taco Bell, I've rarely come across a Mexican restaurant that serves Pepsi. Maybe one here and there, but certainly not enough to establish a pattern or correlation. The ONLY reason Coca-Cola has larger sales than Pepsi overall is because they dominate the restaurant market. At any retail...

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by AR385
Mon Apr 02, 2018 10:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What if? 50 seat transcontinetal jets; 76 seat transatlantic jets; 140 seat transpacific jets...
Replies: 51
Views: 7588

Re: What if? 50 seat transcontinetal jets; 76 seat transatlantic jets; 140 seat transpacific jets...

I even doubt there will be enough people flying from Somewhereshire, UK to Peoria, IL, for even a 75 seat Transatlantic airliner to fly with any reasonable frequency.

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by AR385
Sat Mar 24, 2018 7:36 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Hand Propping a Dash 8
Replies: 21
Views: 3401

Re: Hand Propping a Dash 8

Wow. One learns something new everyday.

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by AR385
Sun Mar 11, 2018 10:42 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA: ORD-MEX
Replies: 8
Views: 2129

Re: AA: ORD-MEX

However, MX made PHL work pretty well. AM migh too, with their JV with Delta.

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by AR385
Sat Mar 03, 2018 12:52 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Ivanka Trump
Replies: 28
Views: 1422

Re: Ivanka Trump

I have to disagree with you, NIKV69. Sure, she is a very pretty woman (if you ignore her hips) On the rest of the things you admire of her, she comes short. As a business woman, well, we can all be entrepreneurs if your family gives you seed capital and covers your losses. I do agree she is an excel...

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by AR385
Wed Feb 28, 2018 9:56 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: 5 planes-3 days of hell..
Replies: 9
Views: 8789

Re: 5 planes-3 days of hell..

Very original and interesting trip report, Once of a kind really, Thanks por posting!

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by AR385
Thu Feb 22, 2018 6:54 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The A380 and US airlines: Too late or still a chance?
Replies: 111
Views: 14502

Re: The A380 and US airlines: Too late or still a chance?

The A380 simply does not fit with US3 commercial model. No way they would get it. No even second hand.

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by AR385
Wed Feb 14, 2018 4:38 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Employee Uses Vulgarities Towards Customer @ PDX
Replies: 214
Views: 17634

Re: Delta Employee Uses Vulgarities Towards Customer @ PDX

Any person working front line in the service industry cannot give him/her self the luxury of loosing it to the point displayed here. Anybody who does either needs a loooong vacation or to change industries. He was lucky he wasnt fired.

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by AR385
Wed Feb 14, 2018 4:27 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: *NO FLIGHTS* Spring Break 2017 - To the Pacific Northwest! (AMTRAK, BC, Idaho)
Replies: 14
Views: 4093

Re: *NO FLIGHTS* Spring Break 2017 - To the Pacific Northwest! (AMTRAK, BC, Idaho)

Great report! I specially loved the nature pictures. What struck me about the train, is why the seats don´t have seatbelts? Specially the ones on the Observation Deck. One would think given the recent Amtrak issues, trains would be equipped with seatbelts. I was never able to stomach "Poutine&q...

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