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by BobbyPSP
Thu Dec 07, 2017 7:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Pilots stop 222 asylum seekers being deported from Germany.
Replies: 66
Views: 14557

Re: Pilots stop 222 asylum seekers being deported from Germany.

I would also wonder what would happen to an American pilot who decided to do this. I think very few deportations are handled by commercial airlines in the U.S. The U.S. Marshal's office operates a fleet of five 737's and four MD80's that are used exclusively for prisoner transport including deporta...

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by BobbyPSP
Tue Nov 21, 2017 6:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Did Pan Am buy any factory new 747-200’s ?
Replies: 61
Views: 9281

Re: Did Pan Am buy any factory new 747-200’s ?

The 747 was not Pan Ams demise. There were many factors, but they couldnt turn into a modern airline for deregulation in the 80s and beyond. They flew for 20 years after the 747 became the backbone of the fleet. Most of it in decline. There is a great book called skygods that gives you hundreds of ...

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by BobbyPSP
Tue Nov 21, 2017 2:25 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Trip Report JFK-HKG on Cathay Pacific Premium Economy 777-300
Replies: 8
Views: 10245

Re: Trip Report JFK-HKG on Cathay Pacific Premium Economy 777-300

Same re: pics. Really looking forward to it as I flew EVA PY Taipei -LAX this past Friday

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by BobbyPSP
Tue Nov 14, 2017 5:52 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Routes From Denver: What To Do With 39 New Gates
Replies: 105
Views: 14613

Re: New Routes From Denver: What To Do With 39 New Gates

I connected off of LH MUC-DEN to UA thinking it would have been easier than LAX. Wrong! What a hike to CBP. Plus the moving sidewalks were out, had to go uphill. Barely made my very legal connection. Felt very sorry for people with mobility issues/seniors etc that didn’t request wheelchairs. Many li...

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by BobbyPSP
Sun Nov 12, 2017 12:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: KLM 777 wing panel falls off and hits driving car
Replies: 56
Views: 16508

Re: KLM 777 wing panel falls off and hits driving car

I have a question regarding maintence procedures and procuring parts from stores. I would think there would be some kind of bar code scanning of the bolt itself and then maybe on the maintenance doc? Similar to getting meds in a hospital: they scan you ID bracelet and the med and I guess if not a ma...

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by BobbyPSP
Sun Nov 12, 2017 7:39 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Could DL return to ISP?
Replies: 45
Views: 4109

Re: Could DL return to ISP?

While there might not be corporate headquarters around ISP, keep in mind many in it's catchment area commute into the city. So there are business travelers that can use the service but of course profitability is key. In this day and age, the airlines know where their flyers live and can very easily ...

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by BobbyPSP
Sat Nov 11, 2017 9:34 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Why does the 747 not board upper deck passengers from the second level?
Replies: 9
Views: 2280

Re: Why does the 747 not board upper deck passengers from the second level?

Plus in most cases, it’s a premium cabin with limited seating.

Not worth it

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by BobbyPSP
Sat Nov 11, 2017 9:21 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: What if the A320 Was Avialable When Southwest Was Young?
Replies: 33
Views: 3679

Re: What if the A320 Was Avialable When Southwest Was Young?

Isn’t the 320 about 10,000lbs heavier than comparable 737 variant? Plus at that time they certainly didn’t need transcon ability if they went for a319/320.

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by BobbyPSP
Sat Nov 11, 2017 2:39 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Historical list of UA 747 service
Replies: 33
Views: 4041

Re: Historical list of UA 747 service

Back in the shuttle by united days it was quite common to roll out a 747 for sfo/lax/sfo when Severe weather delays.

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by BobbyPSP
Thu Nov 02, 2017 2:26 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Employees to Get New Uniforms
Replies: 106
Views: 11853

Re: Delta Employees to Get New Uniforms

I like it. It's different from the basics. Thai airways utilizes a lot of purple and the ground staff look fantastic in BKK, along with inflight in Purple It looks like there are ground staff along with inflight. Summer & winter dresses, slacks/vest + blazer, etc. The blue/red one is standing ou...

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by BobbyPSP
Wed Nov 01, 2017 9:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Doug Parker on United's Lack of a Southeast Hub
Replies: 196
Views: 19985

Re: Doug Parker on United's Lack of a Southeast Hub

If you draw a line, MIA_DFW_PHX_LAX, AA has a lot of traffic flowing through the south. Considering PHX is not high yield, and they're officially calling LAX a hub, I think United is better geographically as a whole, with the exception of the SE. No one can argue how valuable SFO is to UA. OTOH, AA ...

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by BobbyPSP
Wed Nov 01, 2017 9:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Passengers "Who Just Met", Join Mile High Club, Get Arrested on DL
Replies: 59
Views: 12406

Re: Passengers "Who Just Met", Join Mile High Club, Get Arrested on DL

Not cool doing it at their seats. Sorry. I'm very open minded...go to the lav.

However, I thought most of these mile high things dont become federal cases. What happened this time

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by BobbyPSP
Wed Nov 01, 2017 9:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Passengers "Who Just Met", Join Mile High Club, Get Arrested on DL
Replies: 59
Views: 12406

Re: Passengers "Who Just Met", Join Mile High Club, Get Arrested on DL

Not cool doing it at their seats. Sorry. I'm very open minded...go to the lav.

However, I thought most of these mile high things dont become federal cases. What happened this time

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by BobbyPSP
Tue Oct 24, 2017 4:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rare UA 744 Appearance At EWR
Replies: 44
Views: 7659

Re: Rare UA 744 Appearance At EWR Now

In the '70s and '80s alone, UA was widebody heavy at EWR. 747 non stop to ORD,SFO and LAX. One 747 was a direct flight; EWR-ORD-SFO-HNL. Non rev haven for us low seniority folks in the NY area. Great way to get F the whole was as an employee. Breakfast lunch and dinner when service was fantastic. So...

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by BobbyPSP
Fri Oct 20, 2017 9:50 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: SWA Seating
Replies: 21
Views: 1780

Re: SWA Seating

A recent WN flight I took was a late morning departure from Tucson to LAX. I always spring for the early bird as I like to get on, settled and not deal with waiting in the aisle. If I'm going point to point without a schedule or a long layover, I'll head straight back and lately for some reason I se...

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by BobbyPSP
Mon Oct 09, 2017 4:08 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: All VX flights now AS flights starting 25APR18
Replies: 49
Views: 7288

Re: All VX flights now AS flights starting 25APR18

When do VX crews get on the AS contracts? Huge increase in pay and stability Pilots are currently waiting on the results of arbitration (I think 20-something days before results are expected?) Flight attendants at VX are now represented by AFA Alaska, and AS/VX flight attendants are currently in ne...

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by BobbyPSP
Sat Oct 07, 2017 2:56 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: All VX flights now AS flights starting 25APR18
Replies: 49
Views: 7288

Re: All VX flights now AS flights starting 25APR18

When do VX crews get on the AS contracts? Huge increase in pay and stability

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by BobbyPSP
Thu Oct 05, 2017 11:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Kirby: I expect UA will become the world's largest airline
Replies: 96
Views: 15513

Re: Kirby: I expect UA will become the world's largest airline

Sorry if already posted but I didn't see it Currently the FA groups have a single contract but are not yet intergrated. From what I've heard is the software needed to cover the new contract as well as a a PBS/preferential bidding system won't be ready until Q3/2018. For those not aware, only former ...

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by BobbyPSP
Mon Jul 31, 2017 6:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United's old DC-8 fleet questions
Replies: 111
Views: 9633

Re: United's old DC-8 fleet questions

Ps.. I can't upload a pic. It's from the 8/70 date, shows nose #s, engine break down model pax numbers. Very interesting for this board.

How do I admit? Sorry for being naive on this. Or pm me your email and I can send them

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by BobbyPSP
Mon Jul 31, 2017 6:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United's old DC-8 fleet questions
Replies: 111
Views: 9633

Re: United's old DC-8 fleet questions

Why plethora of exits? Keeping in mind Y was 36" pitch and aligned with the windows?

United operated JFK-SLC/LAS with the 8. There was a daily flight to ORD on a 747 in '79

I bought on eBay years ago a United DC-8 flight operations manual. Dated 8/70. Any questions I can try and look them up

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by BobbyPSP
Sun Jun 11, 2017 5:09 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: ONT test running charter flights to China
Replies: 45
Views: 5913

Re: ONT test running charter flights to China

I hear where you guys are coming from, but there is a market. The LA basin including the Ontario area have a very large Asian population. I live in Palm Springs 15 years recently as well as working at PSP. There are a few very large casino/hotels that offer everything for a low/moderate budget. ONT ...

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by BobbyPSP
Fri Jun 09, 2017 7:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: ONT test running charter flights to China
Replies: 45
Views: 5913

Re: ONT test running charter flights to China

Many,many casino's are closer to ONT- theres' probably 6 between there and the other end of Coachella Valley alone. This will appeal to the Chinese

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by BobbyPSP
Fri Jun 09, 2017 5:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA FAs to get TUMI rollaboards
Replies: 54
Views: 9655

Re: UA FAs to get TUMI rollaboards

Tumi ballistic nylon holds up very very well. Won't wear fast like current commonly used crew bags. There was a comment on this thread that the company should be concentrating on intergrating the FA folks. They have a joint contract and due to the complexity of them working on a single platform to m...

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by BobbyPSP
Wed Jun 07, 2017 11:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA FAs to get TUMI rollaboards
Replies: 54
Views: 9655

Re: UA FAs to get TUMI rollaboards

And made in USA!

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by BobbyPSP
Fri Jun 02, 2017 1:21 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Over torque on EMB 120 propjet
Replies: 3
Views: 611

Over torque on EMB 120 propjet

Years ago I was working in ops for SkyWest and when calling in range the captain said the FO over torgued an engine (s) and the aircraft "wasn't going anywhere" after landing. Can someone explain what happened? Was the rpm for the props not set correctly for the pitch of the props? Thanks!

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by BobbyPSP
Thu Jun 01, 2017 2:42 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Stratolaunch‘s Carrier Aircraft Production
Replies: 105
Views: 27429

Re: Stratolaunch‘s Carrier Aircraft Production

Is there really a need for two flight decks? I could see one being more of an observation role.

Thoughts?

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by BobbyPSP
Sat May 27, 2017 3:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL A332 3 Engine Incidences in 6 Days on Same Engine
Replies: 60
Views: 12131

Re: DL A332 3 Engine Incidences in 6 Days on Same Engine

Balerit wrote:
You guys are lucky that you never flew B747's in the 70's or knew about how crappy the JT9's were, else you'd all have a thromby :)


Not to go OT but it's a good example. I believe it had to do with engine intake airflow and compressor stalls?

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by BobbyPSP
Sat May 27, 2017 12:05 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL A332 3 Engine Incidences in 6 Days on Same Engine
Replies: 60
Views: 12131

Re: DL A332 3 Engine Incidences in 6 Days on Same Engine

First problem was a vibration. Usually vibrations are a problem with fan balance. I assume it was checked out and signed off after an engine run. Next was a compressor stall. so the vibration problem was most likely something more serious. After a compressor stall the engine is bore scoped for dama...

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by BobbyPSP
Thu May 25, 2017 12:27 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA To Remove Narrowbody IFE
Replies: 158
Views: 24609

Re: AA To Remove Narrowbody IFE

Great move, as long as the streaming product is stable and works well. Surely there are cost and weight savings. Being able to buy wi-if that allows streaming is new too I believe. From my long hauls this years usually the wi-fi didn't support streaming. I hope they can block FaceTime/skype etc though

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by BobbyPSP
Wed May 24, 2017 11:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: TSA Testing REQ to Remove More Items from Bags
Replies: 41
Views: 5555

Re: TSA Testing REQ to Remove More Items from Bags

I have pre check but frankly it's a farce. I asked TSA if they can tell who paid for the fingerprinting/vetting vs those that paid via airlines. Well they can't. I thought carrying my trusted traveler letter would let me go through pre-check at LAX TBIT but it means squat. If the airline you're flyi...

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by BobbyPSP
Sat May 13, 2017 4:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New MCI Single Terminal Proposal
Replies: 91
Views: 12316

Re: New MCI Single Terminal Proposal

This will put them in an excellent position to become a hub/focus city. Current terminal layout not condusive to it

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by BobbyPSP
Mon May 08, 2017 5:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Airlines Increases Service Between San Francisco and 18 Destinations
Replies: 100
Views: 17189

Re: United Airlines Increases Service Between San Francisco and 18 Destinations

I agree this deserves its own thread. While we really appreciate the hard work into posting sked changes, this gives a clear, concise set of facts

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by BobbyPSP
Sat Apr 29, 2017 7:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United ends Interline Agreements with 5 Mideast Airlines
Replies: 57
Views: 11816

Re: United ends Interline Agreements with 5 Mideast Airlines

There must also be a financial reason for this. Could be any joint fares were not providing UA enough revenue. Another very possible reason is delayed baggage. It's up to the last airline you flew on to initiate and track you bag, deliver it, pay for damage , lost/stolen. If these carrriers have a v...

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by BobbyPSP
Tue Apr 25, 2017 5:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: US reportedly considering banning electronics from UK and other European countries
Replies: 265
Views: 30071

Re: US reportedly considering banning electronics from UK

It'll be a nightmare to manage but if they're going to force you to check your electronics, then they should be declared, noted and covered for theft and damage. I think this is what concerns folks most as right now you're SOLif they go missing or damaged.

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by BobbyPSP
Sat Apr 22, 2017 11:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA Employee Allegedly Hit Mom with Stroller, Challeneges 2nd Passeneger to "Hit Me"
Replies: 274
Views: 22024

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

I rarely have a bad flight. You can turn around a grumpy F/A.

I go out of my way to say good morning or hello when boarding. I say please and thank you.

Goes a long way.

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by BobbyPSP
Thu Apr 20, 2017 10:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Passenger assaults AA pilot in MCI.
Replies: 75
Views: 13472

Re: Passenger assaults AA pilot in MCI.

This site is going downhill fast with snide comments like Facebook.

Go back to paying membership please!

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by BobbyPSP
Tue Apr 11, 2017 1:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Another United gaffe - forces doctor off plane
Replies: 2119
Views: 121029

Re: Another United gaffe - forces doctor off plane

Quick question: Who is more important, employees or customers? Money, there was a Flight Options charter from ORD-SDF same day, UA could have bought seats or hired on their own. There were even UPS flights. First, the FA's can't jumpseat on UPS Second, you can't book a jump seat on another carrier;...

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by BobbyPSP
Fri Jan 06, 2017 8:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Reported shooting at FLL
Replies: 198
Views: 18540

Re: Reported shooting at FLL

Cyow wrote:
With all the thousands of civilians walking across the tarmac/runways, won't it be a challenge to surveil and locate any debris fallen from luggage or people's clothing that could cause harm to aircraft?



They'll do a FOD check; I wouldn't think that is a priority if active shooter.

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by BobbyPSP
Tue Jan 03, 2017 1:05 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA ORD plans and focus on domestic business
Replies: 61
Views: 11368

Re: UA ORD plans and focus on domestic business

Going out of the box and thinking Palm Springs year round. The airport has had huge growth including several seasonal mainline flights daily, with the season starting earlier. It used to be sporadically after the first of the year. DEN could use mainline year round; when I worked for SkyWest there w...

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by BobbyPSP
Mon Jan 02, 2017 8:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Cseries orders for 2017
Replies: 207
Views: 56609

Re: Cseries orders for 2017

Hope so!!! Bought BDRBF at .62 /1000 shares on a hunch, then more at around 1.41. I figured the original investment at less than $700USD was a gamble I could afford. The real A** kicker is I had a few hundred $ left in the account, so I bought 9 shares of BAE. If I only new then they were going to b...

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by BobbyPSP
Fri Dec 23, 2016 2:33 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: B6 removes pax for harassing Ivanka Trump
Replies: 56
Views: 6237

Re: B6 removes pax for harassing Ivanka Trump

please don't hijack the thread while throwing out political views She is and was traveling in a private role. Anyone going on social media ahead of time making a threat and then carrying it out on an aircraft should be arrested and charged for harassment at a minimum The fact he could of walked past...

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by BobbyPSP
Fri Dec 23, 2016 2:23 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: B6 removes pax for harassing Ivanka Trump
Replies: 56
Views: 6237

Re: B6 removes pax for harassing Ivanka Trump

please don't hijack the thread while throwing out political views She is and was traveling in a private role. Anyone going on social media ahead of time making a threat and then carrying it out on an aircraft should be arrested and charged for harassment at a minimum The fact he could of walked past...

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by BobbyPSP
Thu Dec 22, 2016 11:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA 2 scheduled stops in HNL
Replies: 56
Views: 8059

Re: UA 2 scheduled stops in HNL

Quick question re: deadheading flight crew HNL. This might be a contract issue so i'm asking: I know DH is usually considered "on duty", however if in an F seat, is the flight to HNL also considered part of the rest period for a pilot having maybe a 12 hr total day? If deadheading into an...

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by BobbyPSP
Thu Dec 22, 2016 10:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA 2 scheduled stops in HNL
Replies: 56
Views: 8059

Re: UA 2 scheduled stops in HNL

Quick question re: deadheading flight crew HNL.

This might be a contract issue so i'm asking: I know DH is usually considered "on duty", however if in an F seat, is the flight to HNL also considered part of the rest period for a pilot having maybe a 12 hr total day?

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by BobbyPSP
Wed Dec 21, 2016 3:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: ATC Error Nearly Causes Crash near LAX
Replies: 169
Views: 31843

Re: ATC Error Nearly Causes Crash near LAX

I know they have GPWS but don't they have radar that would show the mountain in front of them as well as not enough altitude to clear it? Not a pilot here; I'd think you'd "see" the mountain before the GPWS started. Would there have been any aural warnings on the flightdeck at the same tim...

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by BobbyPSP
Sat Dec 17, 2016 1:02 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: How many landing/take off cycles required to move to new type i.e.: 777 to 787
Replies: 5
Views: 1622

How many landing/take off cycles required to move to new type i.e.: 777 to 787

Did a quick search and nothing came up. With all the talk of the new UA 773 coming online and shakedown flights, how many cycles are flight deck crew required to make to certify when transitioning to a new type versus a variant. I've seen with some variants it's purely classroom from reading the for...

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by BobbyPSP
Mon Dec 05, 2016 5:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LAMIA RJ85 crashes in Colombia
Replies: 517
Views: 123998

Re: LAMIA RJ85 crashes in Colombia

I want to ask a question but before hand I agree that the flight was in danger before it left the ground. There was a tech guy on the flight that survived. He was quoted as saying no one was following safety procedures in the cabin and many/most were out of their seats and running around the cabin i...

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by BobbyPSP
Thu Dec 01, 2016 4:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Polaris Integration Questions
Replies: 18
Views: 3444

Re: United Polaris Integration Questions

I wonder if UNITED is taking into account how many of their new "globe shaped" salt and pepper shakers will be nipped by passengers? They look awfully cute. I know I will be tempted. Also those new glass bowls. Actually, if I were Oscar, I would let passengers take them because they could...

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by BobbyPSP
Thu Dec 01, 2016 4:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Polaris Debuts
Replies: 49
Views: 10416

Re: United Polaris Debuts

Read this morning this is a complete "hard" cutover on the soft product which they say is challenging logistically versus combining say old cocktail napkins with Polaris ones. I'm booked using miles on the SFO-ICN 744 UA flight in February. Don't mind the old seats, looking forward to the ...

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by BobbyPSP
Fri Nov 25, 2016 6:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SQ/UA SFOSIN
Replies: 27
Views: 9095

Re: SQ/UA SFOSIN

UA blocking that many seats allows a bit of spreading out for those folks. 35 seats spread around the cabin is a good amount

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