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by tcfc424
Mon Apr 23, 2018 2:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WN 1380 LGA-DAL emergency landing at PHL, 1 fatality
Replies: 660
Views: 103742

Re: WN 1380 LGA-DAL emergency landing at PHL, 1 fatality

Questions are made about why the flight didn't declare Mayday. .......... Why? Key the mic and state the situation without delay. Instant results. Perhaps on HF where static or poor reception can be an issue, it might help. These guys were on crystal clear VHF. No need for ruffles and flourishes an...

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by tcfc424
Sun Apr 22, 2018 9:38 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WN 1380 LGA-DAL emergency landing at PHL, 1 fatality
Replies: 660
Views: 103742

Re: WN 1380 LGA-DAL emergency landing at PHL, 1 fatality

Questions are made about why the flight didn't declare Mayday. From the recording I heard, it seemed to be just as they switched from one freq to the next (i.e. to laymen like me from enroute to approach?) Either way, it was clear from the very first interaction that the controller knew 1380 was 770...

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by tcfc424
Sun Apr 22, 2018 9:04 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Austin Texas Thread - 2018
Replies: 420
Views: 32372

Re: Austin Texas Thread - 2018

From what my source mentioned, the original parking garage is old and in need of vast renovation. #3 & 4 show this garage being demolished and turned into the main "terminal" and then there would be concourses. The biggest question in this is how to connect the concourses...aerial brid...

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by tcfc424
Wed Apr 18, 2018 2:27 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WN 1380 LGA-DAL emergency landing at PHL, 1 fatality
Replies: 660
Views: 103742

Re: WN 1380 LGA-DAL emergency landing at PHL, 1 fatality

Found this information regarding CFM56-7B engines. https://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2017/08/25/2017-17828/airworthiness-directives-cfm-international-sa-turbofan-engines edited: I initially thought this may have been made as a result of WN 3472, however that occurred two days after this prop...

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by tcfc424
Tue Apr 17, 2018 5:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WN 1380 LGA-DAL emergency landing at PHL, 1 fatality
Replies: 660
Views: 103742

Re: WN 1380 LGA-DAL emergency landing at PHL

That is surely a lot of damage, and the penetration of the fuselage is a troubling occurrence. Regarding the person being sucked out...considering the pilot said as much to the ATC, I would suspect that passenger that tweeted that wasn't exaggerating. Watching the video of the descent, it does seem ...

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by tcfc424
Mon Apr 09, 2018 6:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Infant Hit by Falling PSU on AA 126 HKG-DFW
Replies: 11
Views: 2545

Re: Infant Hit by Falling PSU on AA 126 HKG-DFW

The article states that medical response was offered and declined by the mother. Still doesn't seem AA handled this to the best of their ability. Additionally...aren't AA's 77W's fairly new?

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by tcfc424
Fri Mar 30, 2018 6:36 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Austin Texas Thread - 2018
Replies: 420
Views: 32372

Re: Austin Texas Thread - 2018

IB A330, BA747 and all of the normal AA flights...that Admiral's Club is going to be jam packed. I think I'll avoid flying that day.

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by tcfc424
Thu Mar 15, 2018 3:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Spirit pax on DTW-MCO successfully resuscitate unconscious pax
Replies: 16
Views: 1428

Re: Spirit pax on DTW-MCO successfully resuscitate unconscious pax

Actually, successful resuscitation does not happen that often, typically only in 5-10% of the time that CPR is used. Having a defibrillator on board most definitely enabled this positive outcome (yes, I'm aware they are standard on all passenger aircraft). So when you consider that: 1) CPR success r...

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by tcfc424
Wed Feb 28, 2018 9:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Austin Texas Thread - 2018
Replies: 420
Views: 32372

Re: Austin Texas Thread - 2018

mfe, you just illustrated my point exactly. There is a premium being applied to the non-stop fare, as should be the case. I would be worried if it was the other way around.

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by tcfc424
Wed Feb 28, 2018 6:24 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Austin Texas Thread - 2018
Replies: 420
Views: 32372

Re: Austin Texas Thread - 2018

I'm not surprised to see such negativity from former Austin residents. You moved for a reason, and that's fine. However, if you no longer live here, how can you really provide accurate and up-to-date information about a city that seems to be changing almost daily (and with 100+ people moving in a da...

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by tcfc424
Sun Feb 11, 2018 6:31 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Austin Texas Thread - 2018
Replies: 420
Views: 32372

Re: Austin Texas Thread - 2018

I would think that this expansion would eliminate the possibility of Frontier moving to the South terminal. With only 3 "gates" and a fairly small area, I think that this expansion in conjunction with Allegiant already operating a decent operation would be too much for the little warehouse...

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by tcfc424
Sun Feb 11, 2018 6:13 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why was the A380F a failure?
Replies: 96
Views: 15963

Re: Why was the A380F a failure?

Why would an A380 Combi not be beneficial? Use the lower deck for cargo (no special equipment needed and no concern about weak floor) and use the upper deck for pax. Sure, it wouldn't be useful for all routes and would likely be a small subfleet...but on your maxed out cargo routes, I would imagine ...

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by tcfc424
Sun Feb 11, 2018 6:00 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WSJ: Amazon to Launch Delivery Service That Would Vie With FedEx, UPS
Replies: 92
Views: 9289

Re: WSJ: Amazon to Launch Delivery Service That Would Vie With FedEx, UPS

I realize some here are looking at the Seller Flex and thinking that is what this discussion is about...Seller Flex does add a depth of logistical responsibilities to Amazon, however the jobs that I am seeing posted in Austin are for Final Mile logistics schedulers and associated functions. These ar...

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by tcfc424
Sat Feb 10, 2018 5:18 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WSJ: Amazon to Launch Delivery Service That Would Vie With FedEx, UPS
Replies: 92
Views: 9289

Re: WSJ: Amazon to Launch Delivery Service That Would Vie With FedEx, UPS

So a couple of thoughts here... 1) I don't believe Amazon will move to acquire or create a cargo airline of their own. They are happy, and should be happy, with the 49% stake in 2 cargo carriers. While they do not control the majority of shares, they might actually be the controlling shareholder...u...

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by tcfc424
Fri Feb 09, 2018 5:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WSJ: Amazon to Launch Delivery Service That Would Vie With FedEx, UPS
Replies: 92
Views: 9289

Re: WSJ: Amazon to Launch Delivery Service That Would Vie With FedEx, UPS

Not to nit pick, but it's actually very pertinent to this conversation...Amazon does not own their own final mile delivery company with the only exception being a very small test in Seattle, WA. They instead rely solely upon a network of third party logistics carriers. I believe this is about to cha...

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by tcfc424
Thu Feb 08, 2018 2:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Austin Texas Thread - 2018
Replies: 420
Views: 32372

Re: Austin Texas Thread - 2018

It's nice to see the growth in Austin, but these ULCC fares are going to make it more difficult for me to justify my business travel on AA when flying to these markets. If F9 was the airline it started as, there would be a case to be made for me to jump ship at every opportunity. Hopefully, taking i...

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by tcfc424
Thu Feb 08, 2018 1:43 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: AA Advantage EQM Calculation Code
Replies: 6
Views: 948

Re: AA Advantage EQM Calculation Code

EQM's are easy, they're essentially butt in seat miles. If you're an elite, there's a minimum of 500 miles per segment. If you are in discount business or first, you get 2 EQM's per mile flown. If you're in full fare first or business, it's 3 EQM's per mile flown. The more difficult calculation is a...

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by tcfc424
Tue Feb 06, 2018 6:01 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: [Speculation] What could AA do with a A321neoLR in the A321T 102 seat config?
Replies: 36
Views: 3807

Re: [Speculation] What could AA do with a A321neoLR in the A321T 102 seat config?

I am not sure of the performance specs of the A321LR, but I would wonder about perhaps JFK-LCY? I realize BA serves this with a special 318 in all business class, but this could be a niche market that the A321LR would work well on in a T config. I'm just not sure if it COULD operate into and out of ...

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by tcfc424
Thu Jan 25, 2018 12:07 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Main Cabin Extra Enhancements
Replies: 18
Views: 4302

Re: American Main Cabin Extra Enhancements

This is an awesome development!

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by tcfc424
Wed Jan 24, 2018 2:02 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL and AA resume IROP ticketing and baggage agreement
Replies: 67
Views: 8935

Re: DL and AA resume IROP ticketing and baggage agreement

My time was a long time ago, but from what I recall, if it was within our control, we would re-accommodate anyone, though we always tried to accommodate on UA first. If it was weather, or outside our control we would sparingly re-accommodate certain elites. This was L-UA timeframe.

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by tcfc424
Wed Jan 24, 2018 12:26 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL and AA resume IROP ticketing and baggage agreement
Replies: 67
Views: 8935

Re: DL and AA resume IROP ticketing and baggage agreement

This benefits everyone. As an AA Platinum, it is always nice to have options when things go bad. Having worked as a ticket and gate agent with UA, when things go bad, the airlines play well together (except WN). There was no animosity or competition, you all did what needed to be done. Just remember...

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by tcfc424
Thu Jan 18, 2018 11:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American's Problem: Management is Out of Touch With Customers
Replies: 152
Views: 17645

Re: American's Problem: Management is Out of Touch With Customers

Just to set the record straight, I did not compare the A321T with the L-US A321. I could have been more clear, as I see now, so I will do that now. I mentioned the Airbuses as the 319, 320 and 321 (L-US birds, that is) frequently fly to and from the L-US hubs. These L-US Airbuses are in terrible sha...

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by tcfc424
Sat Jan 13, 2018 9:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American's Problem: Management is Out of Touch With Customers
Replies: 152
Views: 17645

Re: American's Problem: Management is Out of Touch With Customers

A CASM-only approach is great when you want to fill your plane up with leisure passengers paying the lowest fare possible. If you're looking to pick up (or maintain) the higher fare passengers...primarily frequent business travelers...you really have to look at what you're offering. As a 3-year PLAT...

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by tcfc424
Wed Jan 10, 2018 12:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Toronto-bound Porter Airlines passengers told to delete videos or face arrest
Replies: 113
Views: 15473

Re: Toronto-bound Porter Airlines passengers told to delete videos or face arrest

So...the delay of Porter Airlines has evolved into a free speech debate and discussion of what constitutes a public versus private place. Oh, and why Canadians have the Canadian flag on their luggage. My question is related to the delay...a weather-caused frozen cargo hold latch. And it took 3 days ...

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by tcfc424
Tue Jan 02, 2018 10:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Austin Texas Thread - 2018
Replies: 420
Views: 32372

Re: Austin Texas Thread - 2018

BA's load factor may be slightly down YOY, but their fares surely have not lessened. In most cases, J fares are 2-3X a 1-stop through DFW. The other unknown is cargo. Given where that aircraft is, there's no way to see it from the terminal, only a ramp rat would likely know how much cargo goes in th...

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by tcfc424
Tue Dec 05, 2017 2:38 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: unknown Boeing 737-800 at San Bernadino, California
Replies: 14
Views: 2315

Re: unknown Boeing 737-800 at San Bernadino, California

That's actually a pretty cool use for a soon-to-be-scrapped aircraft! Maybe there should be a concert like this for every aircraft that is headed to the beer cannery.

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by tcfc424
Wed Nov 15, 2017 12:53 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DFW F: State of affairs?
Replies: 15
Views: 2605

Re: DFW F: State of affairs?

Oh fun! I like project manager hats! I would begin construction concurrently on a central terminal building in the median on the south side as well as construction of the East-west aligned concourse where terminal F would have been. As an amendment to the idea presented above, I would build a sweepi...

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by tcfc424
Wed Sep 20, 2017 1:52 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Hurricaine Maria and effects on airlines and airports
Replies: 53
Views: 5946

Re: Hurricaine Maria and effects on airlines and airports

Okay, so I'm curious why Delta would run this flight, given the information that has been presented. If UA and AA are running low load factors on 777's to hubs, why wouldn't Delta move their pax? I understand competition, but I also know that in times of need, the airlines band together (having work...

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by tcfc424
Thu Aug 24, 2017 1:17 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: TS Harvey and HOU
Replies: 35
Views: 2368

Re: TS Harvey and HOU

Airlines tend to preemptively cancel flights that will be affected by weather. While rain is going to be the main threat, will the associated thunderstorms (lightning especially) prompt a similar set of preemptive cancellations? I moved my AA flight from AUS up to 2:30 pm on Sunday from 7:50 pm. It ...

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by tcfc424
Wed Aug 23, 2017 7:22 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: TS Harvey and HOU
Replies: 35
Views: 2368

Re: TS Harvey and HOU

The prime time for flight disruptions will be late Thursday night through Sunday evening. By this time next week, all operations (In Texas...MCO could be a whole other story if this storm stays together and tracks that way...) should be back to normal. My concern is flying out of AUS Sunday night af...

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by tcfc424
Tue Jul 18, 2017 3:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why Is the A321 so popular with US carriers?
Replies: 86
Views: 18735

Re: Why Is the A321 so popular with US carriers?

Pretty much everything said above is spot on. The biggest factor, that has been mentioned but somewhat overlooked, is that the capability of the CEO versus the original A321 are significantly improved allowing greater mission flexibility. The original 321 had trouble in hot and high performance and ...

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by tcfc424
Mon Jul 17, 2017 10:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AUS picks up DL TATL for SXSW
Replies: 23
Views: 3969

Re: AUS picks up DL TATL for SXSW

Some of you all should really chill out...if something like this is not interesting to you...move along and read about something else that DOES interest you. I made the title very specific, then asked a general question. There had been discussion several years ago of Delta ramping up Austin, and I w...

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by tcfc424
Mon Jul 17, 2017 4:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AUS picks up DL TATL for SXSW
Replies: 23
Views: 3969

Re: AUS picks up DL TATL for SXSW

The news artical on KXAN.com referenced 763

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by tcfc424
Mon Jul 17, 2017 3:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AUS picks up DL TATL for SXSW
Replies: 23
Views: 3969

AUS picks up DL TATL for SXSW

Delta has announced that it will be running non-stop flights between Austin and Amsterdam to coincide with the SXSW (South By South West) music/film/tech festival. Great news for Austin, but I'm curious if this could be a precursor to Delta adding more service to Austin (not necessarily INTL) once t...

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by tcfc424
Thu Jul 13, 2017 5:16 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: MAC flights and the C-9's
Replies: 5
Views: 860

MAC flights and the C-9's

Throughout history, the US has operated the C-9 nightingale fleet which has been retired for sometime. Did anything replace them? Also, since roughly 1990, the charter purchase department has been busy wet leasing airliners to ferry troops all around. Would it, at some point, be prudent for the US m...

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by tcfc424
Thu Jul 13, 2017 4:19 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Man Checks In Single Can of Beer on Qantas Flight
Replies: 62
Views: 9783

Re: Man Checks In Single Can of Beer on Qantas Flight

I recall as a ramper for UA in austin (when it was really UA) a foam case came off the plane marked with fragile stickers everywhere. On it was a large handwritten note that it was a rare craft beer 6-pack from a small brewery and pleaded for special handling. Being a beer drinker (and caring little...

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by tcfc424
Wed Jul 05, 2017 3:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Two new Norwegian routes - Gatwick to Chicago/Austin
Replies: 114
Views: 15013

Re: Two new Norwegian routes - Gatwick to Chicago/Austin

If you're asking about why AUS, then you haven't been paying attention. The daily BA flight is occasionally completely sold out, and when it is not, the fares are sometimes 2x what a connecting flight through DFW go for. The BA flight seems to be frequently swapped to a 772 from the usual 789 as wel...

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by tcfc424
Wed Jun 14, 2017 3:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Emergency Landing at TLH
Replies: 30
Views: 5242

Re: United Emergency Landing at TLH

It almost looks like she was making notes to fill in and develop her story...but never developed and filled anything in.

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by tcfc424
Thu May 25, 2017 4:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United and American Ground Collision AUS
Replies: 8
Views: 4885

United and American Ground Collision AUS

Surprised this has not yet been brought up here. A UA 737 headed for IAH from AUS clipped the rear horizontal stabilizer of an AA 737 holding short of the gate with its wingtip. As reported, the AA aircraft was stopped and the UA aircraft was under power. No injuries and seemingly minor damage. http...

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by tcfc424
Wed May 17, 2017 12:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Aviation incidents where ARFF made the difference
Replies: 7
Views: 1502

Re: Aviation incidents where ARFF made the difference

While I fully agree that the SFFD response saved many lives that day, there were very egregious errors made by them that will hopefully lead to better response overall by ARFF units everywhere. Some of that can be chalked up to the nature of this response, as this aircraft was already on the ground,...

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by tcfc424
Thu May 04, 2017 3:36 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA to increase 737 capacity
Replies: 261
Views: 31339

Re: AA to increase 737 capacity

By introducing a 29" seat pitch into the mix, AA is effectively providing a product less than an LCC and equal to an ULCC. In some instances a basic economy fare would be equivalent to the latter. If these seats were restricted to basic economy pax, I would be 100% okay with it. My company has ...

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by tcfc424
Tue Mar 21, 2017 12:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: US/UK banning electronics in cabin from multiple Middle East/African countries
Replies: 412
Views: 40044

Re: Royal Jordanian banning electronics in cabin on US flights

So many people are blinded by the suspicion of politics. The reasons for targeting specific airports and/or airlines could be due to the pax data that the carrier shares with US intelligence, security screening standards, or a combination of both. As for not affecting European carriers...I don't bel...

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by tcfc424
Tue Mar 21, 2017 5:25 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: US/UK banning electronics in cabin from multiple Middle East/African countries
Replies: 412
Views: 40044

Re: Royal Jordanian banning electronics in cabin on US flights

Why does everything have to be political? As avgeeks, we all know that countries are sensitive to threats against aircraft, especially after the events of 9/11. We were caught with our backside showing. Get off the politics, or take it to the non-av board. Now that rant is over, here is my contribut...

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by tcfc424
Mon Feb 27, 2017 1:22 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Where is the longest and shortest jetway?
Replies: 30
Views: 6234

Re: Where is the longest and shortest jetway?

AUS currently has some very long jetways as they expand the east side of the terminal building.

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by tcfc424
Wed Jan 25, 2017 7:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA To Remove Narrowbody IFE
Replies: 158
Views: 25418

Re: AA To Remove Narrowbody IFE

I am Plat with AA and Gold with UA...oh, about 98 segments last year. As a regular business traveler (lets be honest, this is what the airlines are after) I travel with a laptop, ipad, and iphone. My biggest concern is power at every seat. I rarely use the seatback monitors when provided, as I prefe...

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by tcfc424
Thu Oct 06, 2016 5:55 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Hurricane Matthew's Impact on Flight Operations
Replies: 100
Views: 12100

Re: Hurricane Matthew's Impact on Flight Operations

I understand the direct impact to flights within the affected area. I'm a little more curious about the affects to the overall network. We all know that a plane doesn't fly a single route, instead it tends to traverse several hubs and routes throughout a single day. What is the cancellation percenta...

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by tcfc424
Fri May 20, 2016 6:27 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airlines Lying About Departure Times?
Replies: 58
Views: 13702

RE: Airlines Lying About Departure Times?

Usually, departure time is calculated as the time at which the pilots release the brakes. It is somewhat frequent for them to do so prior to pushback, after the jetway has been removed and the tug operator is in place. That allows the crew additional time to do whatever they need to before pushback ...

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by tcfc424
Fri May 13, 2016 3:36 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Technical Glitch Causing Baggage Problems At PHX
Replies: 20
Views: 1807

RE: Technical Glitch Causing Baggage Problems At PHX

The creation of the <acronym title="Taipei - Sung Shan (TSA / RCSS), Taiwan">TSA</acronym> was a knee-jerk reaction. In some airports, they have proven truly amazing. In others, a private contractor could easily surpass their capabilities. By creating the <acronym title="Taipei - Sung Shan (TSA / RC...

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by tcfc424
Fri Dec 04, 2015 1:50 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA Down To 100 MD-82/83?
Replies: 34
Views: 10746

RE: AA Down To 100 MD-82/83?

I love flying on the <acronym title="Air Madagascar">MD</acronym>-80's, but it seems lately that every flight I have on them experiences a mech delay. Usually, its on the order of about 30 minutes...just long enough for the tech to come on and sign off on the <acronym title="Melbourne - Tullamarine ...

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