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by 777PHX
Mon Dec 11, 2017 10:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Parent/Mother claims Spirit threw her off for Breastfeeding her 2 year old
Replies: 38
Views: 3140

Re: Parent/Mother claims Spirit threw her off for Breastfeeding her 2 year old

Sounds like she argued with the F/As when told to stow the child and she got kicked off for it.

Good. You don't get to break the rules because you're a breastfeeder.

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by 777PHX
Thu Dec 07, 2017 8:07 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Boeing completes KC-46A maiden flight for US Air Force
Replies: 3
Views: 1485

Re: Boeing completes KC-46A maiden flight for US Air Force

Slug71 wrote:
Interesting. I didn't know it would have a CDS in addition to the boom.


Makes sense considering some aircraft can only drink off the drogues, e.g. F-18.

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by 777PHX
Thu Dec 07, 2017 12:33 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Plane Crash Chesterfield MO (N679EA)
Replies: 8
Views: 2428

Re: Plane Crash Chesterfield MO (N679EA)

Apparently the origin was actually DVT (Phoenix) with a stop in ABQ. It could've been fuel exhaustion if witnesses didn't hear engine noise. The distance from ABQ to SUS would've been possible if he had max fuel. https://www.flightradar24.com/data/aircraft/n679ea#fc06482 He told the tower he didn't...

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by 777PHX
Wed Dec 06, 2017 11:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: STL Air Service Discussion
Replies: 513
Views: 58980

Re: STL Air Service Discussion

Plane crash at the Spirit of STL airport today. Sounds like the pilot died. The plane hit by a gas station and caught fire. http://www.stltoday.com/news/local/crime-and-courts/small-plane-crashes-at-chesterfield-gas-station-killing-pilot/article_c860b106-41a1-570f-b7f2-591ff1713f1f.html#tracking-so...

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by 777PHX
Wed Dec 06, 2017 11:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Plane Crash Chesterfield MO (N679EA)
Replies: 8
Views: 2428

Re: Plane Crash Chesterfield MO (N679EA)

Beech Bonanza crashed close to I40, pilot died ansd flightaware shows that the aircraft was flying from ABQ to Spirit of St. Louis airport. Does the aircraft even have the range to do that nonstop? Funny you mention that. Flightaware seems to show he flew ABQ-SUS straight through. ABQ-SUS is 798 nm...

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by 777PHX
Tue Dec 05, 2017 2:04 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: How the Boeing jet no one wanted became the plane airlines scour the planet for
Replies: 68
Views: 23696

Re: How the Boeing jet no one wanted became the plane airlines scour the planet for

The 2-3 seating is nice, but if you're near the back, they're loud. Yes, love the 2-seat side, but as I found flying HA HNL/KOA/HNL...OMG...you're quite right, the engine noise in the last couple of rows IS HORRENDOUS! Especially at low power, like during taxi. Up front it's nice and quiet however ...

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by 777PHX
Mon Dec 04, 2017 2:21 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: How the Boeing jet no one wanted became the plane airlines scour the planet for
Replies: 68
Views: 23696

Re: How the Boeing jet no one wanted became the plane airlines scour the planet for

The title is a bit of hyperbole. There's one airline that wanted the 717 - Delta. Mostly because they knew Airtran had some well maintained examples and WN wanted to get rid of a large number of them for cheap.

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by 777PHX
Sun Dec 03, 2017 10:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA Flight attendant still working at 81
Replies: 48
Views: 10135

Re: AA Flight attendant still working at 81

I'm literally stunned at the immaturity of some crew, lack of people skills and obsession with looks, appearance and doing as little work as possible and I used to be crew. . I had a flight in F not too long ago, ORD-PHX. The twentysomething F/A threw the food at us as fast she could and spent the ...

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by 777PHX
Sat Dec 02, 2017 2:49 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta's Official Goodbye Itinerary for the Iconic 747
Replies: 69
Views: 11990

Re: Delta's Official Goodbye Itinerary for the Iconic 747

Want a "last" 747 flight? Just pick any of the 25 North America cities LH or BA fly the 747 too.

700k miles is idiotic considering the 747 will continue flying for at least another couple decades. It ain't that impressive.

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by 777PHX
Sat Dec 02, 2017 1:41 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA 'Dove' A319s finally getting repainted
Replies: 30
Views: 7574

Re: BA 'Dove' A319s finally getting repainted

I flew on one last year DUB-LHR. Garish looking plane.

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by 777PHX
Sat Dec 02, 2017 1:38 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA Flight attendant still working at 81
Replies: 48
Views: 10135

Re: AA Flight attendant still working at 81

Didn't NW have a guy in his 90s before they merged with DL?

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by 777PHX
Fri Dec 01, 2017 3:35 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: B-52's In Vietnam, How Many Were Lost
Replies: 25
Views: 47005

Re: B-52's In Vietnam, How Many Were Lost

Some of the stuff they were doing was absolutely idiotic and the crews realized it. Flying the same routes every night at the same altitudes in bunched formations of three. It became a matter of just setting the angle of the missile and waiting for contacts to appear on the radar in the ECM haze, an...

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by 777PHX
Fri Dec 01, 2017 2:29 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA 737 MAX 8 Inaugural
Replies: 74
Views: 12356

Re: AA 737 MAX 8 Inaugural

It's just another 737, no one cares including AA.

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by 777PHX
Tue Nov 28, 2017 3:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA Starting Seasonal LAX-FLG in May
Replies: 39
Views: 4850

Re: AA Starting Seasonal LAX-FLG in May

Already mentioned in the OAG thread. It's one of several new seasonal weekend routes AA loaded Sunday, which also included DFW-AVL, DFW-ILM, DFW-MYR, ORD-MYR, LGA-TVC and LAX-BZN. From an operational standpoint, the schedule is interesting - with takeoff from FLG at the hottest time of the day. You...

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by 777PHX
Sun Nov 26, 2017 12:31 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Eva Air Boeing 777 from Taipei to Chicago hit by turbulence, 12 injured (1 severe)
Replies: 27
Views: 11168

Re: Eva Air Boeing 777 from Taipei to Chicago hit by turbulence, 12 injured (of 1 heavily)

CarlosSi wrote:
I’m wondering about the feasibility of having a hired nurse/doctor alongside flight attendants on all aircraft.. worth it?


Not worth the expense for the rare occasion you'd need one.

Although, interestingly, early F/As in the US back in the prop era were all qualified as nurses.

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by 777PHX
Fri Nov 24, 2017 7:39 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: B52 Lake And Museum In Hanoi
Replies: 5
Views: 8588

Re: B52 Lake And Museum In Hanoi

I'm pretty sure at least a large portion of the one in the "B52 victory" museum is 58-0201, callsign Charcoal 1, a G model.

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by 777PHX
Fri Nov 24, 2017 7:27 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: B-52's In Vietnam, How Many Were Lost
Replies: 25
Views: 47005

Re: B-52's In Vietnam, How Many Were Lost

My uncle died as commander of 58-0201 which was the first to be shot down in LB2 Sorry to hear this... the one who's wreckage is on display at the Army museum in Hanoi. You mean the so called "Museum of Victory over B-52"? https://farm6.staticflickr.com/5725/23358325383_f8430ef277_b.jpg I...

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by 777PHX
Fri Nov 24, 2017 5:41 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: B-52's In Vietnam, How Many Were Lost
Replies: 25
Views: 47005

Re: B-52's In Vietnam, How Many Were Lost

My uncle died as commander of 58-0201 which was the first to be shot down in LB2 and the one who's wreckage is on display at the Army museum in Hanoi. They got hit by two SAMs at once. It sounds like my uncle was fatally injured by the SAMS themselves but he was conscious long enough to issue the co...

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by 777PHX
Tue Nov 21, 2017 3:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: STL Air Service Discussion
Replies: 513
Views: 58980

Re: STL Air Service Discussion

The rivalry really is amusing because no one outside of either city cares at all about them.

WN has a pretty significant investment in Lambert Terminal 2. They aren't going anywhere anytime soon.

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by 777PHX
Mon Nov 20, 2017 9:25 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Most iconic MD-80 operators
Replies: 43
Views: 2238

Re: Most iconic MD-80 operators

AA because they had such a huge fleet at one point, weren't they at like 300+ frames at one point? It was surreal to fly into DFW a few months back and there being so few MD-80's versus 5+ years back. They were at ~360ish after the TWA acquisition and before they started retiring MD80s. They got ri...

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by 777PHX
Sat Nov 18, 2017 9:53 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: What margin do pilots & ATC people have for personal talk?
Replies: 26
Views: 5138

Re: What margin do pilots & ATC people have for personal talk?

Depends on the time of the day and the location. I know side chats aren't uncommon between transpac flights late at night.

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by 777PHX
Fri Nov 17, 2017 6:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What was American Like Before the Merger
Replies: 47
Views: 6462

Re: What was American Like Before the Merger

LAA was an airline of tired 772s crossing the Atlantic with four looped movies on the IFE in economy, the angle-flat "Next Generation Business Class" which was way behind its competitors, and an inability to run on schedule. I remember the first time I, coming from the LUS network, set fo...

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by 777PHX
Thu Nov 16, 2017 6:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What was American Like Before the Merger
Replies: 47
Views: 6462

Re: What was American Like Before the Merger

On the inflight side, my anecdotal observations are: Cactus crews are generally excellent, customer focused, and always working in the cabin during the flight. US-East crews are a mixed bag. The older (true USAir) ones generally do the minimum and not much more, the younger ones that were with Cact...

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by 777PHX
Wed Nov 15, 2017 4:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: STL Air Service Discussion
Replies: 513
Views: 58980

Re: STL Air Service Discussion

I’m surprised they arrested him. I have a family member that inadvertently tried to carry a gun through security at an airport once. They detained him for a bit, but he was released and ultimately made his flight and they even allowed him to call someone to come retrieve the firearm. I was under the...

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by 777PHX
Wed Nov 15, 2017 4:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta 747 Farewell Tour
Replies: 2
Views: 426

Re: Delta 747 Farewell Tour

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You're a day late and there's already two threads going on it already....

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by 777PHX
Wed Nov 15, 2017 2:16 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: G4: All MD80s Will Retire By Year-End 2018
Replies: 3
Views: 883

Re: G4: All MD80s Will Retire By Year-End 2018

They're already on the way out. I rarely see them at I WAS anymore. I think we've gone all Airbus.

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by 777PHX
Tue Nov 14, 2017 11:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta's Official Goodbye Itinerary for the Iconic 747
Replies: 69
Views: 11990

Re: Delta's Official Goodbye Itinerary for the Iconic 747

Rather anti-climactic, if you ask me. Just out of curiosity, what level of status do you have with DL that got you this email? I have status with DL, but I was interested to know which tier they’d notify. Given the rather colloquial tone of the email, it sounds like an internal email addressed to em...

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by 777PHX
Tue Nov 14, 2017 11:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA reported to be in talks to acquire SQ A380s
Replies: 78
Views: 27966

Re: BA reported to be in talks to acquire SQ A380s

Aren't the early SQ birds overweight and one reason why the leases were not extended? How different would the performance be when compared with BA's current frames? That's my understanding. IIRC, there were some changes that needed to be made to some of the first built airframes that were done sort...

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by 777PHX
Tue Nov 14, 2017 11:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA reported to be in talks to acquire SQ A380s
Replies: 78
Views: 27966

Re: BA reported to be in talks to acquire SQ A380s

This is going to be the final nail in the coffin for new build A380s. Why should an airline buy new airframes when they can purchase gently used examples with another 15+ years of life for a relative song? Both SQ and EK are going to be a steady supply of them for the forseeable future. By that arg...

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by 777PHX
Tue Nov 14, 2017 11:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Nova Scotia Premier says Enthusiasm growing for direct flights to China
Replies: 43
Views: 4096

Re: Nova Scotia Premier says Enthusiasm growing for direct flights to China

As for movements, that's kinda irrelevant comparing general aviation airports to airports whose focus lies strongly within commercial aviation. That's rather uninteresting when Phoenix so far outclasses anything Halifax can offer. But ok, let's use Gateway, which is a commercial airport to Westjet ...

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by 777PHX
Tue Nov 14, 2017 11:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA reported to be in talks to acquire SQ A380s
Replies: 78
Views: 27966

Re: BA reported to be in talks to acquire SQ A380s

This is going to be the final nail in the coffin for new build A380s. Why should an airline buy new airframes when they can purchase gently used examples with another 15+ years of life for a relative song? Both SQ and EK are going to be a steady supply of them for the forseeable future. BA must be g...

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by 777PHX
Tue Nov 14, 2017 4:23 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Nova Scotia Premier says Enthusiasm growing for direct flights to China
Replies: 43
Views: 4096

Re: Nova Scotia Premier says Enthusiasm growing for direct flights to China

Interesting question. Assuming you’re from PHX, YHZ only has more transatlantic capacity than PHX and as mentioned above, a heck of a lot more routes to Europe than PHX does...albeit all but LHR are summer-seasonal. All from an airport that would be fourth in size in the PHX area and seventh in mov...

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by 777PHX
Tue Nov 14, 2017 3:25 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Nova Scotia Premier says Enthusiasm growing for direct flights to China
Replies: 43
Views: 4096

Re: Nova Scotia Premier says Enthusiasm growing for direct flights to China

I can’t imagine it’s high on the list of priorities for either a Canadian or Chinese airline. Does Halifax even have a transatlantic flight, as close as they are to Europe? Interesting question. Assuming you’re from PHX, YHZ only has more transatlantic capacity than PHX and as mentioned above, a he...

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by 777PHX
Tue Nov 14, 2017 2:48 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: How many of UA's 777's are older than their 747's?
Replies: 29
Views: 4402

Re: How many of UA's 777's are older than their 747's?

It's not the age of the individual airframes, moreso the age of the design. The 744 was developed in the mid 80s using engine technology from the early 80s. The 777 is a decade younger than that.

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by 777PHX
Mon Nov 13, 2017 11:44 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: PHX KC135 Info Request
Replies: 4
Views: 982

Re: PHX KC135 Info Request

They're stationed at KPHX, so they're usually parked there unless they're up in the air or deployed. If you look at some pictures of them at KPHX in the database, you can probably get the tail numbers.

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by 777PHX
Mon Nov 13, 2017 11:32 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: B6 easiest bag drop time at PHX
Replies: 1
Views: 280

Re: B6 easiest bag drop time at PHX

I don't know what it is, but I would be shocked if they'd be willing to take your bag 12 hours before the scheduled departure. Well, actually, Google is amazing as usual. Six hours is the max, although it looks like 8 PM might be the actual time since that's what time the ticket counter opens in PHX...

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by 777PHX
Mon Nov 13, 2017 11:27 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Pet peeves you have about flight attendants
Replies: 45
Views: 3410

Re: Pet peeves you have about flight attendants

Nasty body language for asking them to do their job. I am about to pay your employer $7 for a can of beer they paid less than a $1 for, the least you could do is not act like this is the most painful thing you’ve ever had to do. Not a flight attendant, but I'm not a fan of pilots that think they're ...

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by 777PHX
Sun Nov 12, 2017 1:35 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Phoenix Aviation Thread 2017
Replies: 693
Views: 68226

Re: Phoenix Aviation Thread 2017

Military is there almost every day. Plenty of Navy and Marines and some USAF occasionally too. They had an entire squadron of Goshawks there the other day. There's some interesting civil stuff there too. Mitsubishi had the MRJ test article there for over a month. I've seen one of the 738MAX test pla...

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by 777PHX
Sat Nov 11, 2017 2:43 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing may consider restarting 767 pax model production
Replies: 734
Views: 128012

Re: Boeing may consider restarting 767 pax model production

...15 pages later I am still waiting to see any credible mention of Boeing really wanting to re-start pax production of the 767 for a customer...Oh well, I'll check back in another 10 pages... It makes zero sense from the perspective that selling 767 pax models again will most likely cannibalize 78...

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by 777PHX
Fri Nov 10, 2017 11:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Nova Scotia Premier says Enthusiasm growing for direct flights to China
Replies: 43
Views: 4096

Re: Nova Scotia Premier says Enthusiasm growing for direct flights to China

I can’t imagine it’s high on the list of priorities for either a Canadian or Chinese airline. Does Halifax even have a transatlantic flight, as close as they are to Europe?

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by 777PHX
Fri Nov 10, 2017 3:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Is United Buying Hawaiians 767s?
Replies: 36
Views: 8794

Re: Is United Buying Hawaiians 767s?

Hawaiian also does NFL charters, it may have been that.

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by 777PHX
Fri Nov 10, 2017 3:16 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Why does the 747 not board upper deck passengers from the second level?
Replies: 9
Views: 2275

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

They're not regular doors, they hinge upwards. Emergency only.

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by 777PHX
Fri Nov 10, 2017 2:07 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: US Citizen Looking to Attend an Airline Academy/Fly Abroad
Replies: 5
Views: 716

Re: US Citizen Looking to Attend an Airline Academy/Fly Abroad

You're going to be on the outside looking in with a lot of those schools because of your citizenship. BA, LH and several of the Asian/Middle Eastern carriers have cadet programs out here at PHX. Can't say I've ever seen an American enrolled in one of them. Keep in mind, these big airlines are nation...

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by 777PHX
Thu Nov 09, 2017 2:17 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Canada receives first 737 MAX
Replies: 166
Views: 20432

Re: Air Canada receives first 737 MAX

No one is forcing you to buy Boeings. You can go take it through the nose and buy Airbi if you want.

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by 777PHX
Thu Nov 09, 2017 2:10 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Former MLB Pitcher Roy Halladay Plane Crash
Replies: 51
Views: 8970

Re: Former MLB Pitcher Roy Halladay Plane Crash

Do you want to go swimming in a giant pool of avgas?

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by 777PHX
Wed Nov 08, 2017 11:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: FAA Proposes Change to 1500 Hour for Pilots
Replies: 97
Views: 18867

Re: FAA Proposes Change to 1500 Hour for Pilots

This is ridiculous. We finally have a set of pilot requirements that make sense and make it so that airliners have two well qualified, experienced pilots flying them. It is immensely impressive how safe airline flying in the US has become and this rule is a big part of it. Nonsense, it's an idiotic...

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by 777PHX
Sat Nov 04, 2017 8:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Airlines to close St. Louis pilot base in September 2018
Replies: 48
Views: 10157

Re: American Airlines to close St. Louis pilot base in September 2018

TWA F/A's did retain seniority for pay and vacation time. They sure did NOT. http://www.reuters.com/article/idUSL2N15W0JM My sister and a friend of mine were all stripped of their seniority by AA. TWA F/A's were stapled to the bottom of bidding seniority list but DID retain seniority for pay and va...

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by 777PHX
Sat Nov 04, 2017 8:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What distance is too short for a plane but too far by car?
Replies: 153
Views: 16226

Re: What distance is too short for a plane but too far by car?

Four shortest I've flown:

HNL-LIH - 75 miles, 20ish minute flight.
ORD-MKE - <70 miles, 20ish minute flight.
STL-ORD - 250ish miles, 45 minute flight.
DUB-LHR - 280ish miles, 50ish minute flight.

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by 777PHX
Wed Nov 01, 2017 12:21 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Airlines to close St. Louis pilot base in September 2018
Replies: 48
Views: 10157

Re: American Airlines to close St. Louis pilot base in September 2018

There was a recent lawsuit of ex-TWA pilots against AA that they lost. A lot of the ex-TWA pilots held superseniority due to the SLT base in STL, and because of their superseniority could hold captain over AA pilots who were senior(and could not hold captain) to the TWA pilots. With the Airways/AA ...

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by 777PHX
Tue Oct 31, 2017 5:03 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Airlines to close St. Louis pilot base in September 2018
Replies: 48
Views: 10157

Re: American Airlines to close St. Louis pilot base in September 2018

This was only a matter of time once STL was dehubbed Given the seniority they had to have to hold a job at TWA's end-of-life, plus the ~17 years since AA bought the TWA assets, on average these remaining pilots must have pretty good seniority. They should be able to hold a line in any pilot base fr...

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