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by catiii
Mon Nov 05, 2018 8:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AFA & APFA flight attendant unions consider merging
Replies: 31
Views: 5285

Re: AFA & APFA flight attendant unions consider merging

jumbojet wrote:
this will just push some airlines into their next chapter 11.


alternative theory: It will not.

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by catiii
Fri Nov 02, 2018 1:26 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What are Sully and Skiles doing now? (2018)
Replies: 77
Views: 16861

Re: What are Sully and Skiles doing now? (2018)

Sully is getting something like $60k per speaking engagement these days. I’m on th board of a group that was going to engage him for a speech. That $60K number is wildly inflated. The price quote they gave us was substantially less. How long ago? I'm actually also on a Board that engaged his people...

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by catiii
Thu Nov 01, 2018 3:38 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What are Sully and Skiles doing now? (2018)
Replies: 77
Views: 16861

Re: What are Sully and Skiles doing now? (2018)

Murdoughnut wrote:
Sully is getting something like $60k per speaking engagement these days.


I’m on th board of a group that was going to engage him for a speech. That $60K number is wildly inflated. The price quote they gave us was substantially less.

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by catiii
Thu Nov 01, 2018 3:35 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What are Sully and Skiles doing now? (2018)
Replies: 77
Views: 16861

Re: What are Sully and Skiles doing now? (2018)

Was what they did impressive? Yes. Does it make him the final authority on everything aviation related? No. Has he overplayed his hand? Yes. Holy strawman argument, Batman! His strong performance of his duties in a highly visible set of circumstances gave him a platform. Why people bitch and moan a...

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by catiii
Wed Oct 31, 2018 1:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What are Sully and Skiles doing now? (2018)
Replies: 77
Views: 16861

Re: What are Sully and Skiles doing now? (2018)

Sully has made it his mission to destroy regional aviation by pushing insane pilot hour minimums. Agreed. The sanctimonious and holier than thou tone wears thin as well. I would love to hear your words if your parents or kids were among the ones he saved... I'd say the same thing. Consider the crew...

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by catiii
Wed Oct 24, 2018 8:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United proposes purchasing the A321LR for transatlantic flights
Replies: 131
Views: 28871

Re: United proposes purchasing the a321lr for trasnatlantic flights

N649DL wrote:
It would allow more slack in the 757 fleet which they really need at the moment.


Which is smart, but "at the moment" and the 18-24 months before the airplane would be delivered if they place an order today doesn't help them.

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by catiii
Mon Oct 22, 2018 3:27 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: What changes were made after AA965's crash into a mountain?
Replies: 32
Views: 6481

Re: What changes were made after AA965's crash into a mountain?

Didn´t they also had the spoilers up and didn´t retract them while applying full thrust, thus resulting in worse than normal climb performance? As an aftermath, spoilers now automatically retract when giving max power. The speed brakes were on and it was configured for landing. Not exactly. Flaps a...

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by catiii
Fri Oct 19, 2018 5:23 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Airlines off duty flight attendant faces the sack after inappropriate behavior onboard a flight
Replies: 107
Views: 23303

Re: Delta Airlines off duty flight attendant faces the sack after inappropriate behavior onboard a flight

LovePlanes74 wrote:
No doubt it has happened before and will happen again.


Not sure I know of any other instance where a Crewmember was banged inflight by a gay porn star and it was streamed over the internet, nor do I think it will happen again.

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by catiii
Thu Oct 18, 2018 3:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Airlines off duty flight attendant faces the sack after inappropriate behavior onboard a flight
Replies: 107
Views: 23303

Re: Delta Strives to Reach New Heights...Gay Porno

And this kids, is why you shouldn't wear your airline badge and lanyard while non-reving. Had this young bottom kept his ID in his bag (there's really NO reason to have that thing dangling from your neck -- the gate agents know you are staff, the flight attendants know you are staff..), this would ...

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by catiii
Sun Oct 14, 2018 3:00 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Management shake up at Alaska Air Group
Replies: 69
Views: 9743

Re: Management shake up at Alaska Air Group

jumbojet wrote:
if AS and B6 merged, where would that place them amongst DL, UA, AA and SW? If they did merge, I would hope they would stick with Alaska Airlines as the new name of the combined carriers.


Im surprised it took you this long to jump in with an anti JetBlue comment. You're getting soft.

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by catiii
Wed Oct 10, 2018 3:00 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JetBlue Network Thread 2018
Replies: 845
Views: 79548

Re: JetBlue Network Thread 2018

For the life of me I'll never understand why JetBlue crewmembers post internal docs on this site. I get it if you want to post a pic of a new paint scheme that's already out there flying, but it's such a dumb move to post internal memos like this off the intranet site. Well, as long as their userna...

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by catiii
Tue Oct 09, 2018 6:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JetBlue Network Thread 2018
Replies: 845
Views: 79548

Re: JetBlue Network Thread 2018

https://www.hellojetblue.com/writable/images/Network/chart2-01.png For the life of me I'll never understand why JetBlue crewmembers post internal docs on this site. I get it if you want to post a pic of a new paint scheme that's already out there flying, but it's such a dumb move to post internal m...

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by catiii
Tue Oct 09, 2018 5:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JetBlue Network Thread 2018
Replies: 845
Views: 79548

Re: JetBlue Network Thread 2018

Everyone relax. Fuel is up 34% YOY. It's smart capacity discipline to adjust the network as a result towards the most profitable flying.

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by catiii
Sat Oct 06, 2018 3:32 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LGW L1011 Timetable services
Replies: 76
Views: 7183

Re: LGW L1011 Timetable services

Delta never operated LGW to Detroit with the L1011 it was flown with the A310's inherited from the bankruptcy of Pan Am. Yes they did. I flew it on the -500. I also flew it on the 310 when DL still operated the LGW-DTW-CLE tag. When CLE got dropped, it got upgraded to the TriStar. It was part of a ...

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by catiii
Thu Oct 04, 2018 3:47 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Forbes' Dan Reed: "JetBlue is For Sale!"
Replies: 116
Views: 14592

Re: Forbes' Dan Reed: "JetBlue is For Sale!"

I'll reask the question, what does UA get out of merging with B6 that they want? FLL is not a southern hub, it's a Florida/Caribbean/Latin America hub. Nice to have, but worth $10 billion when IAH exists as an ok substitute, not to mention the Caribbean and Latin American coverage from EWR and IAD?...

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by catiii
Thu Oct 04, 2018 3:44 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Forbes' Dan Reed: "JetBlue is For Sale!"
Replies: 116
Views: 14592

Re: Forbes' Dan Reed: "JetBlue is For Sale!"

All the naysayers seriously have to realize that if B6 puts it's self up for sale WN will make a huge play for them. Remember This isn't HERBS WN it's GK WN. JFK,BOS,LGA and DCA offers a Huge Revenue pool that WN doesn't have in the northeast. WN can't afford to let Competition gain that much capac...

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by catiii
Tue Oct 02, 2018 7:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Forbes' Dan Reed: "JetBlue is For Sale!"
Replies: 116
Views: 14592

Re: Forbes' Dan Reed: "JetBlue is For Sale!"

Dan Reed theorizes here http://www.forbes.com/sites/danielreed/2018/10/02/jetblue-at-a-crossroads-kick-the-big-three-where-itll-hurt-most-or-convince-one-of-them-to-buy-it/#2462949d701f that JetBlue is threatening to fly TATL as a sign to the Big 3 that it wants one of them to buy JetBlue. The theo...

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by catiii
Tue Oct 02, 2018 6:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Incident at JFK 10/1/18?
Replies: 8
Views: 4215

Re: Delta Incident at JFK 10/1/18?

Western727 wrote:
asuflyer wrote:
Additionally tonight, DAL2292 an A319 flying LGA-MSP diverted to JFK. The reason was apparently a birdstrike on takeoff.


Birdstrike out of LGA on a 320 series a/c, surely that triggered memories of some onboard of Sully and all.


Alternate theory: surely it didn't.

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by catiii
Tue Oct 02, 2018 6:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Forbes' Dan Reed: "JetBlue is For Sale!"
Replies: 116
Views: 14592

Forbes' Dan Reed: "JetBlue is For Sale!"

Dan Reed theorizes here http://www.forbes.com/sites/danielreed/2018/10/02/jetblue-at-a-crossroads-kick-the-big-three-where-itll-hurt-most-or-convince-one-of-them-to-buy-it/#2462949d701f that JetBlue is threatening to fly TATL as a sign to the Big 3 that it wants one of them to buy JetBlue. The theor...

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by catiii
Wed Sep 26, 2018 7:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Questions about La Compagnie
Replies: 11
Views: 2578

Re: Questions about La Compagnie

Have not heard of this one before. La Compagnie, a French airline flying from ORY to EWR, will now have A321 with just 74 seats. With just 74 seats they will certainly be nice to fly on but hard to generate substantial profits, especially since they call them self a LCC. AA struggles with profits o...

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by catiii
Wed Sep 26, 2018 2:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DELTA System Outage tonight 9/25
Replies: 55
Views: 7284

Re: DELTA System Outage tonight 9/25

Honestly, if I'm picking an airline to go through this with, it'd be DL. Not ideal, sure, but at least I feel like DL will have a plan in line compared to others? Exactly. Everyone on here saying it’s unacceptable probably struggles to run their register at McDonalds but knows how to run an airline...

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by catiii
Wed Sep 26, 2018 12:16 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DELTA System Outage tonight 9/25
Replies: 55
Views: 7284

Re: DELTA System Outage tonight 9/25

fanoftristars wrote:
Just booked a ticket on Delta.com... hmmm....


Maybe YOU broke it! ;)

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by catiii
Wed Sep 26, 2018 12:15 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DELTA System Outage tonight 9/25
Replies: 55
Views: 7284

Re: DELTA System Outage tonight 9/25

0newair0 wrote:
All systems are down. Last time this happened was the ATL blackout.


In fairness that wasn’t their fault.

The blue sky outage though because of spring thunderstorms was their fault. I thought they were investing in these redundancies?

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by catiii
Wed Sep 26, 2018 12:14 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DELTA System Outage tonight 9/25
Replies: 55
Views: 7284

Re: DELTA System Outage tonight 9/25

Totally unacceptable I know people on here will defend the big 3 if they killed people, but seriously they need to Invest in redundant systems and have better emergency plans in place. Why dont they already are better plans in place......$$$ Delta seems to have an inordinate number if these large s...

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by catiii
Tue Sep 25, 2018 1:10 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United's IAH-SYD flight progress.
Replies: 97
Views: 17644

Re: United's IAH-SYD flight progress.

loads are terrible, also with a business class product that still doesnt quite stack up to the competition. If your connecting to SYD somewhere in the lower 48 and want to fly business class, why would someone choose an inferior product? How would you know what the loads are like? Even more so, how...

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by catiii
Mon Sep 24, 2018 3:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Arabia pilots turn an A320 into a STOL aircraft
Replies: 74
Views: 17630

Re: Air Arabia pilots turn an A320 into a STOL aircraft

The real question is not why they messed up but how the HELL they got off the ground!!!!!!! I thought this was gonna be clickbait, it was not. Aircraft must have had a light load. So is this mistake excusable or inexcusable? I ask since I’ve gotten flamed for my zero tolerance for pilot mistakes. I...

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by catiii
Mon Sep 24, 2018 3:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Arabia pilots turn an A320 into a STOL aircraft
Replies: 74
Views: 17630

Re: Air Arabia pilots turn an A320 into a STOL aircraft

I would agree that anyone who self-reperts an error should be given every opportunity for retraining. But if you try and hide it then you should be done. As an example, I can respect a pilot who would reach out to HR and tell them they have a drinking problem and want to get help. But a pilot that ...

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by catiii
Sun Sep 23, 2018 3:07 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Arabia pilots turn an A320 into a STOL aircraft
Replies: 74
Views: 17630

Re: Air Arabia pilots turn an A320 into a STOL aircraft

The reason air travel is such a safe form of transport, is in part because we don’t just fire pilots for making mistakes. We try and understand why they made the mistake, and teach others to prevent them from doing the same. Those calling these guys cowboys clearly have a poor understanding of how ...

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by catiii
Wed Sep 19, 2018 4:17 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Flat beds on narrowbodies
Replies: 20
Views: 3254

Re: Flat beds on narrowbodies

ojjunior wrote:
cedarjet wrote:
ojjunior wrote:
Pics please.
Thank you.

Go to Google Images please.

If I wanted to see google photos I would not be in this forum.


So then there is a search function on this forum that you can use to find them.

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by catiii
Wed Sep 19, 2018 3:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: CRJ7/900 as a corporate jet
Replies: 12
Views: 1592

Re: CRJ7/900 as a corporate jet

PhilInBRN wrote:
Another VIP version of the CRJ700 is operated for Joe Gibbs Racing, N520JG



Thanks. I knew there was one somewhere in the NASCAR Air Force...

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by catiii
Mon Sep 17, 2018 3:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JetBlue hints at new tail design
Replies: 70
Views: 12151

Re: JetBlue hints at new tail design

It's a new special livery. Aircraft has been renamed "Bluricua." http://i.imgur.com/AI5AtSP.jpg http://i.imgur.com/mCc1yLu.jpg http://i.imgur.com/hdBG7C7.jpg http://i.imgur.com/nuKuwaC.jpg Personally, its horrible. JetBlue needs to stop acting like a legacy airline and just be the domesti...

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by catiii
Mon Sep 17, 2018 3:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JetBlue hints at new tail design
Replies: 70
Views: 12151

Re: JetBlue hints at new tail design

Personally, I think they should also consider a name change. Especially if they want to fly to Europe, something more international sounding would benefit the airline greatly. Everyone and their mother thinks of JetBlue as the little darling domestic carrier with cute little narrow body planes. Fro...

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by catiii
Mon Sep 17, 2018 3:59 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JetBlue hints at new tail design
Replies: 70
Views: 12151

Re: JetBlue hints at new tail design

What’s the backstory of this design? https://www.jetblue.com/vacations/curacao-vacations/ Probably more cheap advertising, similar to the dumb jetblue vacations plane. No. It’s another manifestation of JetBlue’s commitment to Puerto Rico, and a celebration of the island. And there’s more than one V...

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by catiii
Mon Sep 10, 2018 1:42 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: EK looks to grow US network; considers smaller 787/777 versions
Replies: 165
Views: 27131

Re: EK looks to grow US network; considers smaller 787/777 versions

I honestly doubt ATL, IMO that would be starting a p*ssing match again with DL/US3...which won't help if they truly want to expand. But, it is one of the largest cities and had DXB for a while on DL. Metro ATL has a population of almost 6M people and one of the highest (if not THE highest) concentr...

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by catiii
Sun Sep 09, 2018 3:50 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: EK looks to grow US network; considers smaller 787/777 versions
Replies: 165
Views: 27131

Re: EK looks to grow US network; considers smaller 787/777 versions

In my opinion: Highly likely: -DEN -ATL -LAS Wouldn't be surprised: -PDX -DTW -MSP -AUS -PHX -PHL Long shots -BWI (Help serve Washington market) -MKE (Help serve Chicago market) -BNA -SAN -ONT (Following in CI footsteps as LA reliever) I honestly doubt ATL, IMO that would be starting a p*ssing matc...

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by catiii
Sun Sep 09, 2018 3:47 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: EK looks to grow US network; considers smaller 787/777 versions
Replies: 165
Views: 27131

Re: EK looks to grow US network; considers smaller 787/777 versions

klm617 wrote:
PerfectGriffin wrote:
So he is saying they won't be adding new destinations to the US for at least another 2 years?


Interesting how that 2 years coincides with our current president no longer being in office.


You assume he won't be re-elected. That is far from a safe assumption.

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by catiii
Fri Sep 07, 2018 2:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: “Someday jetBlue will be in Europe”
Replies: 154
Views: 14181

Re: “Someday jetBlue will be in Europe”

London and Paris will be the first cities to see B6 planes. Also, they have not made a decision yet on the type of plane yet but I am here to tell you it will be a twin aisle plane, obviously something in the A330 family of jets. My hunch tells me it will be the a330-800NEO. Whatever it is, I bet M...

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by catiii
Fri Sep 07, 2018 2:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: “Someday jetBlue will be in Europe”
Replies: 154
Views: 14181

Re: “Someday jetBlue will be in Europe”

Another thing JetBlue will need to fix if they really want to be serious about entering the Europe market, is their operational disaster. Their worst in class on-time ratings will need to vastly improve. Nothing worse then offering a new product and not being able to deliver on it. And again, to re...

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by catiii
Sat Sep 01, 2018 2:39 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: JetBlue , United Hike Checked Bag Fee
Replies: 20
Views: 2433

Re: JetBlue , United Hike Checked Bag Fee

Not bad. What took them so long to implement?. Probably didn't want to make the first move and get all the bad press related to it. Also one of their reasons was to align with their JV partner AC who just raised their's as well Bad press? It’s a non story that the Street loves. Good for B6 for lead...

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by catiii
Thu Aug 30, 2018 5:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Has WestJet lost its way?
Replies: 53
Views: 10813

Re: Has WestJet lost its way?

Lost it’s way? Nah, I don’t think we can view it that way. Things change, whether by choice or by external forces. The original model worked well at the time, but nearly all the LCC airlines have evolved. This includes the following examples: - Ryanair: was flying solely to secondary airports but h...

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by catiii
Wed Aug 22, 2018 3:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New airport for NYC and Philadelphia
Replies: 112
Views: 11904

Re: New airport for NYC and Philadelphia

BobbyPSP wrote:

Can we please go back to paid membership


Amen to that.

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by catiii
Tue Aug 21, 2018 12:30 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New airport for NYC and Philadelphia
Replies: 112
Views: 11904

Re: New airport for NYC and Philadelphia

Currently NYC and Philadelphia are served by 4 airports: JFK (60mapx / 450k movement) EWR (44mpax / 450k movement) PHL (30mpax / 370k movement) LGA (30mpax / 370k movement) All 4 airports are full capacity in terms of both terminal area and aircraft movement, instead of expand other regional airpor...

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by catiii
Mon Aug 20, 2018 8:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New airport for NYC and Philadelphia
Replies: 112
Views: 11904

Re: New airport for NYC and Philadelphia

Currently NYC and Philadelphia are served by 4 airports: JFK (60mapx / 450k movement) EWR (44mpax / 450k movement) PHL (30mpax / 370k movement) LGA (30mpax / 370k movement) All 4 airports are full capacity in terms of both terminal area and aircraft movement, instead of expand other regional airpor...

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by catiii
Mon Aug 20, 2018 8:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Will Delta open a CLT crew base?
Replies: 38
Views: 6441

Re: Will Delta open a CLT crew Base??

MEM is not CLT. Charlotte is a beautiful City with so much growth going on....they predict the City to be considered a "Major US City" within the next 3-5 years according to the local news here. Everywhere you look- building!!! Infrastructure is being developed to better serve the city an...

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by catiii
Fri Aug 17, 2018 4:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Is it time to close LGA?
Replies: 90
Views: 11312

Re: Is it time to close LGA?

This was something I've been pondering about for a good bit now. I already know that the PANYNJ and the city itself are pouring truck fulls of money into building new terminals and improving the airport; But in all honesty, I felt they should've just spent the budget into JFK & EWR instead cons...

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by catiii
Mon Aug 13, 2018 4:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: QX employee steals and crashes Q400 near SEA
Replies: 705
Views: 94942

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

It should also be clear that some of the things being discussed here wouldn't use the same technologies as were used before 2011 and the industry awareness around hacking is not the same as it might have been in 2011. As evidenced by recent national events, the awareness around hacking and the resp...

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by catiii
Mon Aug 13, 2018 2:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: QX employee steals and crashes Q400 near SEA
Replies: 705
Views: 94942

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

Future airplanes should have two pilots, one in the airplane and the other at a ground control station..Steal the airplane or deviate? and sorry, ground pilot has the airplane. Earthquake wrecks the ground station? Ok, sky pilot has it. What an incredible gift to terrorists! They don't even have to...

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by catiii
Sun Aug 12, 2018 2:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: QX employee steals and crashes Q400 near SEA
Replies: 705
Views: 94942

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

Richard "Beebo" Russell is now being called a "hero" and "sky king" in some parts of the internet, especially for having performed the aerobatic stunts. A few articles try to understand what kind of a person he was: https://www.standard.co.uk/news/world/richard-russell...

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by catiii
Sun Aug 12, 2018 12:56 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: QX employee steals and crashes Q400 near SEA
Replies: 705
Views: 94942

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

Richard "Beebo" Russell is now being called a "hero" and "sky king" in some parts of the internet, especially for having performed the aerobatic stunts. A few articles try to understand what kind of a person he was: https://www.standard.co.uk/news/world/richard-russell...

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by catiii
Sun Aug 12, 2018 12:54 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: QX employee steals and crashes Q400 near SEA
Replies: 705
Views: 94942

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

He specifically called out poor wages and Alaska management in the video. Maybe we should look at the work hours, conditions, and wages in commercial aviation. RIP Rich. Yet we won't get a utopia where you work Monday through Friday 9 to 5 and make 100k a year fueling planes and pushing them back t...

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