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by jetmatt777
Tue Apr 24, 2018 3:52 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Oscar Munoz rejects bonus, Chairman moves on
Replies: 32
Views: 6258

Re: Oscar Munoz rejects bonus, Chairman moves on

Oscar is the real deal.

Wall Street doesn’t like him too much, but the employees do. You don’t see that in corporate America too much.

For that reason, I don’t think he’ll be around long. And that’s a shame.

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by jetmatt777
Thu Apr 19, 2018 12:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Bathroom cleaning on long haul flights
Replies: 109
Views: 13930

Re: Bathroom cleaning on long haul flights

The biggest factor in how clean/dirty a bathroom is , is the route! Some routes are notorious for trashing the plane. I think its ok for a FA to tidy up a little bit, but asking them to scrub toilets and pee/poop soaked floors is too much. Can F/A’s have it both ways though? Recently they have plac...

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by jetmatt777
Tue Apr 17, 2018 11:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alaska Having Problems with Airbus Aircraft
Replies: 77
Views: 18253

Re: Alaska Having Problems with Airbus Aircraft

They bought AS lock stock and barrel including all their debt and a/c, so if they want them to go away they can do so, they have no need to whine. Or am I missing something? Who bought AS? Should this be a new thread? Someone bought AS??? Yeah - you're missing who bought who. I suspect that was a m...

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by jetmatt777
Wed Apr 11, 2018 12:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet Upgrade Status - 2018
Replies: 770
Views: 99863

Re: United Fleet Upgrade Status - 2018

There was a memo from the Airbus fleet manager that stated we were getting them, but then again we heard that last year also. I guess we will wait and see, it’s not like we don’t have hundreds of 737’s flying around with CFM’s I am sure have 90% parts commonality. I'm a CFM56 mechanic. They're not ...

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by jetmatt777
Tue Apr 10, 2018 9:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Airlines Network Thread 2018
Replies: 237
Views: 30411

Re: United Airlines Network Thread 2018

IAH-okc is 1-way and it leaves IAH very early in the morning. It's effectively a revenue repositioning flight. It turns in OKC to DEN. Hence the poor LF.

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by jetmatt777
Tue Apr 10, 2018 2:37 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What's Next for Denver (2018 version)
Replies: 45
Views: 5803

Re: What's Next for Denver (2018 version)

Norwegian Air begins DEN-CDG today. DEN has tried unsuccessfully to court AF for over a decade but ultimately DY stepped in and filled the void. Over 200 people daily travel between Denver and Paris and yet only Norwegian files the route and its premium heavy. Even though DEN is star* and CDG is a ...

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by jetmatt777
Thu Apr 05, 2018 5:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Walmart Cargo Network
Replies: 10
Views: 1396

Re: Walmart Cargo Network

They have distribution centers in just about every state. They can reach any house with virtually any product next day. Any oddball product they can likely source and deliver via FedEx or UPS air very quickly.

Better believe it.

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by jetmatt777
Thu Apr 05, 2018 4:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Walmart Cargo Network
Replies: 10
Views: 1396

Re: Walmart Cargo Network

They don't have any air network.

Any end-user shipping they do is via UPS, FedEx, and USPS.

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by jetmatt777
Sun Apr 01, 2018 4:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: OAG Changes 4/1/2018: UA Ends CLE-MKE;BA Suspends OAK-LGW Until 4/19; AA Drops DFW-UIO, MIA-CNF
Replies: 60
Views: 11147

Re: OAG Changes 4/1/2018: UA Ends CLE-MKE;BA Suspends OAK-LGW Until 4/19; AA Drops DFW-UIO, MIA-CNF

Enilria: Thanks so much for posting this every week. Another early day! UA ORD-CID MAY 4>5 AUG 4>5 SEP 1.7>5 OCT 3>6 NOV 3>6 DEC 3>6 UA ORD-LIT AUG 1.9>3 SEP 0>3 OCT 0>3 NOV 0>3 DEC 0>3 UA ORD-SAV SEP 2>3 OCT 2>4 NOV 2>4 DEC 2>4 A lot of significant UA increases to smaller markets. I am not convinc...

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by jetmatt777
Sun Mar 25, 2018 5:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: EasyJet suspends pilots over Snapchat videos
Replies: 38
Views: 7078

Re: EasyJet suspends pilots over Snapchat videos

I follow several pilots on the various social media platforms and always see posts from cruise, and never really anything in a critical state. Also, they seem to take the picture or video, and then after landing they post it. So it's not like they are connecting to the wifi and posting it live. I d...

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by jetmatt777
Sun Mar 25, 2018 3:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: EasyJet suspends pilots over Snapchat videos
Replies: 38
Views: 7078

Re: EasyJet suspends pilots over Snapchat videos

I follow several pilots on the various social media platforms and always see posts from cruise, and never really anything in a critical state. Also, they seem to take the picture or video, and then after landing they post it. So it's not like they are connecting to the wifi and posting it live. I do...

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by jetmatt777
Sat Mar 24, 2018 4:29 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Hand Propping a Dash 8
Replies: 21
Views: 3107

Re: Hand Propping a Dash 8

A turboprop will not have any compression surges like spinning the prop on a reciprocating engine. It literally just spins. A turboprop is a jet engine that drives a gear that turns the prop. A recip is like a car engine that drives the propellor, so moving the prop on a recip will be pushing the pi...

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by jetmatt777
Wed Mar 14, 2018 6:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What Has Oscar Munoz Accomplished During His Tenure At UA?
Replies: 68
Views: 7839

Re: What Has Oscar Munoz Accomplished During His Tenure At UA?

I think customers and employees alike are happy with Oscar at the helm. I think he is about ready to move on, but I think what he has done is nothing but respectable and his name will ring a positive light for many employees and customers for years to come.

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by jetmatt777
Wed Mar 14, 2018 5:32 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Alaska Airlines female co-pilot claims male pilot drugged and raped her
Replies: 173
Views: 5568

Re: Alaska Airlines female co-pilot claims male pilot drugged and raped her

[list=][/list] Hard to imagine how so many sexual assaults go unreported after reading the comments here. No kidding. Most sexual abuse victims know all too well what is coming for them when they go public with their story. Hint: it's not good things as evidenced by this thread. It's humiliating and...

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by jetmatt777
Wed Mar 14, 2018 5:21 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Alaska Airlines female co-pilot claims male pilot drugged and raped her
Replies: 173
Views: 5568

Re: Alaska Airlines female co-pilot claims male pilot drugged and raped her

Disgusting pig, hope he gets his license revoked. Even if her story is true, how is that event Alaska's fault? She should be suing the captain... If it happens at work (and an outstation is work), then it is also the employers responsibility to take action. It's also possible that it's a legal tact...

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by jetmatt777
Tue Mar 13, 2018 7:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Dog Dies in Overhead Bin on United Airlines Flight
Replies: 491
Views: 30858

Re: Dog killed onboard United Airlines flight (in cabin)

Even though they are not air tight, they also probably don't get enough air circulation. Remember, when they are packed full of bags and jackets, that is even. Less space for air. So it's entirely possible that it could have suffocated from a combination of increased altitude, and a slow rise in CO2...

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by jetmatt777
Thu Mar 08, 2018 5:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New southwest schedule release due march 8th!!
Replies: 96
Views: 9760

Re: New southwest schedule release due march 8th!!

1x weekly on sunday begining Oct 7. So, just like that piddly Sat only MCO service they had a few years ago...this'll stick around just long enough for them to say "well, we tried" and pull the plug on it. I hate this G4/F9 1x weekly crap they've been pulling! For the record, and not that...

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by jetmatt777
Thu Mar 08, 2018 4:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New southwest schedule release due march 8th!!
Replies: 96
Views: 9760

Re: New southwest schedule release due march 8th!!

[url][/url]

AWACSooner wrote:
WN1196 wrote:
Southwest adds OKC-BNA

Yesssssssssssssssssss!!!!!

edit: looking at dummy bookings, I'm not seeing it...any idea when it starts?


1x weekly on sunday begining Oct 7.

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by jetmatt777
Mon Mar 05, 2018 7:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United replacing employee bonuses with new program
Replies: 125
Views: 12566

Re: United replacing employee bonuses with new program

The new program has been scrapped... they will work with all work groups to come up with a new program. Is there a link to this story? I searched and don't find anything. If it is indeed true that UA is scrapping this new program, presumably because of employee backlash, on the one hand at least th...

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by jetmatt777
Mon Mar 05, 2018 1:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet Upgrade Status - 2018
Replies: 770
Views: 99863

Re: United Fleet Upgrade Status - 2018

If it were as easy as moving passengers they would have done it. I assume due to freight, they exceeded the max forward cargo weight with bags.

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by jetmatt777
Sun Mar 04, 2018 12:10 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United replacing employee bonuses with new program
Replies: 125
Views: 12566

Re: United replacing employee bonuses with new program

So now poor 'johnny' who assists in turning the plane, has the flu, and really wants that 100 grand, sucks it up and comes to work because he needs the money from being paid poor wages to begin with having to deal with a subpar profit sharing plan, gets nearly everyone who he had contact with sick ...

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by jetmatt777
Sat Mar 03, 2018 11:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Wizz Air had 3 incidents of unreliable airspeed yesterday 2/26
Replies: 18
Views: 4678

Re: Wizz Air had 3 incidents of unreliable airspeed yesterday 2/26

Maybe in his part of the world it is maintenance, but for my carrier in the USA it is done by the ramp or a 3rd party and no maintenance log is required. when we did deicing we had a station logbook that had flight number, tail number, application type, fluid brand and control number, refractometer ...

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by jetmatt777
Sat Mar 03, 2018 11:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United replacing employee bonuses with new program
Replies: 125
Views: 12566

Re: United replacing employee bonuses with new program

I say its a good program that will reward the people who do not abuse sicktime (and who were/are always stuck covering the callouts) and who work together to turn the planes. So now poor 'johnny' who assists in turning the plane, has the flu, and really wants that 100 grand, sucks it up and comes t...

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by jetmatt777
Sat Mar 03, 2018 5:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United replacing employee bonuses with new program
Replies: 125
Views: 12566

Re: United replacing employee bonuses with new program

They aren't directly rewarding people who are over achievers. They put their name in a hat. There's no guarantee they will be rewarded. . ...not entirely correct. The only people who are eligible to get their name stuck in the proverbial hat are the ones who meet/exceet all of the metrics. So while...

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by jetmatt777
Sat Mar 03, 2018 5:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United replacing employee bonuses with new program
Replies: 125
Views: 12566

Re: United replacing employee bonuses with new program

I have UA family and they shared the info about the new program yesterday. Overall I think its more exciting and potentially rewarding. It can actually make employees strive to win. The current program basically throws a few crumbs at everyone regardless of how individuals are doing, nor consider t...

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by jetmatt777
Sat Mar 03, 2018 4:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United replacing employee bonuses with new program
Replies: 125
Views: 12566

Re: United replacing employee bonuses with new program

Safe to say that the entire front line is not happy about this. They aren't directly rewarding people who are over achievers. They put their name in a hat. There's no guarantee they will be rewarded. Also, it's a shame that attendance is a part of this. Some people abuse sick time but most don't, by...

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by jetmatt777
Sat Mar 03, 2018 4:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United warns of more layoffs in CLE
Replies: 47
Views: 6573

Re: United warns of more layoffs in CLE

I'm pretty sure the most CLE employees that are left are high seniority and they want to get these higher paid folks of the books and replace them with cheaper new hires. CLE is pretty senior now, but in a union if you lay someone off, when the job returns you have to bring back the people on layof...

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by jetmatt777
Thu Mar 01, 2018 3:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United warns of more layoffs in CLE
Replies: 47
Views: 6573

Re: United warns of more layoffs in CLE

United is back in penny-pinching mode. Despite the growth in the hubs, we are getting reduced hours in Denver too. Part time lines have been reduced and they were granting all time off requests over the winter. The spring shift is out and it is about as bad as the winter bid was for hours. Before y...

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by jetmatt777
Thu Mar 01, 2018 5:26 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United warns of more layoffs in CLE
Replies: 47
Views: 6573

Re: United warns of more layoffs in CLE

United is back in penny-pinching mode. Despite the growth in the hubs, we are getting reduced hours in Denver too. Part time lines have been reduced and they were granting all time off requests over the winter. The spring shift is out and it is about as bad as the winter bid was for hours.

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by jetmatt777
Mon Feb 26, 2018 3:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: OKC Discussion Thread - 2018
Replies: 61
Views: 4435

Re: OKC Discussion Thread - 2018

It will be interesting to see what happens. OMA had OMA-CUN lined up with NW in 2006 and CBP basically told the airport they wouldn't staff it even if a FIS facility was built. Similarly, LGB within the past couple of years had B6 wanting to fly to multiple destinations, but wasn't guaranteed CPB s...

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by jetmatt777
Sun Feb 25, 2018 6:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: OAG Changes 2/25/2018: HA Drops OAK-KOA, Defers LIH; AS Drops SFO-MEX
Replies: 97
Views: 11322

Re: OAG Changes 2/25/2018: HA Drops OAK-KOA, Defers LIH; AS Drops SFO-MEX

AA CLT-GNV MAY 4>5 Love seeing GNV get some love. Wish UA flew there, as I have family nearby. I have to fly into TPA or JAX and drive 2 hours. VC AUS-OKC APR 0.5>0.3 This is actually a combination of a pushed back start date as well as an increase . Goes from 4x weekly Apr 2 to 6x weekly beginning...

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by jetmatt777
Sun Feb 25, 2018 6:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: OKC Discussion Thread - 2018
Replies: 61
Views: 4435

Re: OKC Discussion Thread - 2018

Slightly OT, but why does OKC have so much more service than TUL? OKC is quite simply a much larger city than Tulsa. Tulsa's latest metro population (MSA) estimate is 961,000 while Oklahoma City metro (MSA) is 1.37 million. That's a difference of 412,000 people. Oklahoma City metro population is al...

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by jetmatt777
Wed Feb 21, 2018 11:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated Air Canada fleet plan calls for accelerated phase out of E190s, 767s to exit by the end of 2019
Replies: 119
Views: 20441

Re: Updated Air Canada fleet planes calls for excelerated phase out of E190s, 767s to exit by the end of 2019

Wonder if United would be interested in the E190's for cheap to allow themselves some more scope relief to add extra E175's.

Heck, maybe they'll have an interest in the 767 also?

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by jetmatt777
Tue Feb 20, 2018 5:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Polaris Promise Never Matched Reality
Replies: 211
Views: 27477

Re: United Polaris Promise Never Matched Reality

United can't ever win. If they installed all of the seats and built the lounges before branding it Polaris, people would complain that United was just slapping a new name on 3-4 year old seating. They advertise it before they are installed and people are complaining that it isn't fast enough. I gues...

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by jetmatt777
Fri Feb 16, 2018 10:54 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Temporary (construction) runways
Replies: 2
Views: 997

Re: Temporary (construction) runways

Commercial runways are incredibly expensive to maintain and monitor. These temporary ones are usually on a parallel taxiway, but built to handle typical runway loads for that airport. Since the parallel taxiways are usually close to the runway, they would not be able to function independently and th...

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by jetmatt777
Fri Feb 16, 2018 8:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Should airlines share metal to ease hub capacity problems?
Replies: 17
Views: 2536

Re: Should airlines share metal to ease hub capacity problems?

I believe AA and Braniff tried this a long time ago at LAX. I remember reading about it, someone more knowledgeable can correct this information. The idea was not to share resources for congestion, but to take otherwise idle assets and use them. I believe Braniff had some sort of wife body flight th...

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by jetmatt777
Fri Feb 16, 2018 2:14 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Airline customer codes question
Replies: 27
Views: 2490

Re: This is probably the dumbest question you'll ever hear from an aircraft enthusiast

Boeing used to have customer codes for each airline. United was -22 and Southwest is H4. So a United 757-200 was delivered as a 757-222, a Southwest 737-700 was a 737-7H4.

I believe they have just now gotten away from this tradition.

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by jetmatt777
Fri Feb 16, 2018 12:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Should airlines share metal to ease hub capacity problems?
Replies: 17
Views: 2536

Re: Should airlines share metal to ease hub capacity problems?

Codesharing sasnt meant to curb capacity restraints. It allows airlines to sell tickets to places they otherwise wouldn't fly. I can buy an Air New Zealand flight from OKC and check my bag in at the United counter. The busy airports will always have congestion, the minute a slot becomes available so...

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by jetmatt777
Thu Feb 08, 2018 7:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Oregon Aviation Thread - 2018
Replies: 353
Views: 28840

Re: Oregon Aviation Thread - 2018

FA9295 wrote:
jbpdx wrote:
That’s odd. Southwest isn’t even included on Skyscanner.

Southwest's reservation system is very odd. Google flights shows Southwest's routes but it doesn't show the price or even the airline's logo...


They don't publish their fares in GDS.

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by jetmatt777
Tue Feb 06, 2018 10:02 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: DL 717-200 Pilots... Where did they come from?
Replies: 48
Views: 7844

Re: DL 717-200 Pilots... Where did they come from?

Keep in mind, there are also different ways of measuring seniority: within the company as a whole, within one's base, within one's aircraft, within one's seat (CA/FO), This seems to be a difficult concept for most people that are not US flight crew to get their head around. It seems basic which is ...

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by jetmatt777
Tue Feb 06, 2018 1:38 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: DL 717-200 Pilots... Where did they come from?
Replies: 48
Views: 7844

Re: DL 717-200 Pilots... Where did they come from?

Airline industry is all about seniority. Just like any other new type, they open the training up to bids. Anyone from the most senior captain to the most junior FO can put their name in the hat. When they close the bid, they start with the most senior pilot and work their way down the list. In theor...

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by jetmatt777
Mon Feb 05, 2018 6:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Drone close encounter with Frontier jet. On video
Replies: 90
Views: 13287

Re: Drone close encounter with Frontier jet. On video

My edit timed out again... d'oh! Anyway... I should add that even SkyBrary talks about tip-vortices being the source of wake vortex turbulence - either my rather colourful professor was very wrong or he would have had a screaming fit about that... a tip vortex - as I was taught - is a very local ef...

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by jetmatt777
Mon Feb 05, 2018 2:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Strange Frontier Routing OKC-DEN
Replies: 10
Views: 1434

Re: Strange Frontier Routing OKC-DEN

Probably a weight issue.... does Frontier fly anywhere else from OKC? Could be a longer routing to get under max landing weight due to an aircraft swap. Looks like it was a late turn from DEN, on the ground for about an hour. You might be right about the weight, perhaps a fueler overfueled it and t...

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by jetmatt777
Mon Feb 05, 2018 2:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Strange Frontier Routing OKC-DEN
Replies: 10
Views: 1434

Re: Strange Frontier Routing OKC-DEN

Even driving , one wouldn't go this route. Unless you were only wanting interstate highway which would add so much time lol. Perhaps pilots were just adding type time ;) I have driven OKC-DEN about a dozen times there and back. I've used back roads, state highways, and the interstate system. Trust ...

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by jetmatt777
Mon Feb 05, 2018 7:18 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Strange Frontier Routing OKC-DEN
Replies: 10
Views: 1434

Re: Strange Frontier Routing OKC-DEN

Could be a lot of reasons. Could be a routing per ATC request due to volume or done tactically due to volume. Also, could be avoiding turbulence that other flights were simply riding out. If there was a no icing conditions MEL, that could a reason to take that routing. F9 puts a lot of economic fer...

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by jetmatt777
Mon Feb 05, 2018 4:15 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Strange Frontier Routing OKC-DEN
Replies: 10
Views: 1434

Strange Frontier Routing OKC-DEN

I've never seen an OKC-DEN flight take what I would call the driving route to Denver (I-35 to I-70). Weather looks good, en route winds aren't any lighter in the direction they flew tonight versus a normal routing. Both areas have 60-70kt wind from the NW. Any ideas? https://flightaware.com/live/fli...

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by jetmatt777
Mon Feb 05, 2018 2:43 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Drone close encounter with Frontier jet. On video
Replies: 90
Views: 13287

Re: Drone close encounter with Frontier jet. On video

Full video without the pixelation is here: https://www.geekwire.com/2018/watch-drone-video-shows-close-call-unmanned-aircraft-passenger-plane/ The pixelation we see in the OP is likely from the program used to screen capture the video from a different page. Since the full video shows the drone's po...

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by jetmatt777
Sun Feb 04, 2018 11:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Drone close encounter with Frontier jet. On video
Replies: 90
Views: 13287

Re: Drone close encounter with Frontier jet. On video

A quick look at some map apps shows that the drone took off from the parking lot in front of Aquabike fitness, 1575 Galleria Drive in Henderson. There are virtually no cars there, so has N210FR landed at LAS at times when there is likely to be no visitors at Aquabike and still daylight? Aquabike is...

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by jetmatt777
Sun Feb 04, 2018 3:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Drone close encounter with Frontier jet. On video
Replies: 90
Views: 13287

Re: Drone close encounter with Frontier jet. On video

https://www.geekwire.com/2018/watch-dro ... ger-plane/

The pixelation we see in the OP is likely from the program used to screen capture the video from a different page.
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Full video without the pixelation is here:

https://www.geekwire.com/2018/watch-dro ... ger-plane/

The pixelation we see in the OP is likely from the program used to screen capture the video from a different page.

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