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by speedbird52
Thu May 24, 2018 9:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: MH17: The missile belonged to a Russian brigade
Replies: 166
Views: 10819

Re: MH17: The missile belonged to a Russian brigade

Wow, if this is true, then it means a state actor, Russia, committed an act of war on an innocent civilian target. Sanctions should be placed on Russia, but no one will for political reasons and of course President Putin will deny it. At the least, some sanctions must be imposed on Russian based ai...

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by speedbird52
Mon May 21, 2018 5:52 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA tells FAs to stop Sloppy Grooming
Replies: 168
Views: 19083

Re: UA tells FAs to stop Sloppy Grooming

I feel like grooming is the least of US cabin crews many issues

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by speedbird52
Tue May 15, 2018 3:08 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why no ME3 airline serve TLV?
Replies: 71
Views: 11037

Re: Why no ME3 airline serve TLV?

cedarjet wrote:
It’s obviously an incredibly stupid question but PS Qatar Airways do actually carry Israeli passport holders who catch the bus to Amman and pick up QR from there. Interesting side note. Still an absurd question though!

What a lovely and incredibly welcoming community!

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by speedbird52
Sun May 13, 2018 4:33 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 24 pilots and 67 crew members at PK found to hold fake degrees
Replies: 63
Views: 10294

Re: 24 pilots and 67 crew members at PK found to hold fake degrees

So now pilots decide what training they need. Count me out of flying with them. Considering you could do a BA in women's studies and no airline would care, it's not scary at all. As long as the pilots have received proper training as we are assured, I am not particularly uncomfortable. The reason a...

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by speedbird52
Fri May 11, 2018 5:39 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: University professor claims: Bombardier trying to sell CRJ900 to Iran despite US sanctions
Replies: 65
Views: 8294

Re: Bombardier trying to sell CRJ900 to Iran despite US sanctions

The states has managed to alienate pretty much every country in the world except Saudi/Israel/maybe Russia. Nasty stuff but I guess that's what the voters want. The US is far from alienated. Contrary to the particularly left bent on this website, the US is earning back some needed respect. We’ve be...

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by speedbird52
Thu May 10, 2018 10:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 1st Aircraft in Lufthansa updated Livery. D-ABVM (B744)
Replies: 92
Views: 17542

Re: 1st Aircraft in Lufthansa updated Livery. D-ABVM (B744)

This will never be my favorite livery but with such small changes I honestly think this one is palatable

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by speedbird52
Wed May 02, 2018 2:56 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Flying 2000 miles over open water in twins powered by CFM56-7
Replies: 257
Views: 26384

Re: Flying 2000 miles over open water in twins powered by CFM56-7

How is any of what you cited different on a 757 or widebody twin from on a 737 or 320? While the larger aircraft have more range, carriers don’t fill up the tanks just for the sake of helping passengers sleep better at night. To the extent that uncontained engine failures are some sort of systemic ...

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by speedbird52
Tue May 01, 2018 5:08 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Engines for Boom SST completed; currently being trucked to hangar and will arrive in a week
Replies: 22
Views: 7105

Re: Engines for Boom SST completed; currently being trucked to hangar and will arrive in a week

LAX772LR wrote:
neomax wrote:


neomax wrote:
Info comes courtesy of Blake Scholl, the man himself.

Anyone else sorta perturbed by the stuff that dude (re)tweets? Creepy.

What stuff exactly?

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by speedbird52
Sat Apr 21, 2018 4:40 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 60 Minutes to skewer Allegiant Air this Sunday
Replies: 177
Views: 30426

Re: 60 Minutes to skewer Allegiant Air this Sunday

I think the fact that a pilot was fired from the airline for calling an evacuation is all we need to know about their safety culture. Even if there is nothing wrong with an aircraft, a pilot should never be fired for doing what made him feel most safe.

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by speedbird52
Sat Apr 21, 2018 4:37 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: California Congressman Wants JetBlue's Approach Into LGB Higher and Quieter
Replies: 16
Views: 3117

Re: California Congressman Wants JetBlue's Approach Into LGB Higher and Quieter

Looking at the approach plates, they are already 3000 feet five miles from the airfield. Unless they are proposing building an airport in the sky, how much higher can they go?

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by speedbird52
Thu Apr 19, 2018 6:12 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Lufthansa to Swap A330 with B737 on DUS-EWR
Replies: 18
Views: 5805

Re: Lufthansa to Swap A330 with B737 on DUS-EWR

I feel like Lufthansa uses Privatair far too liberally. The hard product is a significant downgrade from their current product. Whilst I suppose DUS-EWR isn't particularity valuable to DLH, I cannot for the life of me understand why Lufthansa would swap FRA-JED from an A330 to a 737 during the hajj ...

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by speedbird52
Wed Apr 11, 2018 8:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA 747 AUS
Replies: 32
Views: 7922

Re: BA 747 AUS

A strange travel policy your employer has there! The Y+ seat on the BA 744 is exactly the same width and pitch as the 789, just a 2-4-2 arrangement instead of 2-3-2. What am I missing? And I would rather fly on a 744 than a 789. Much wider cabin so you don't feel claustrophobic. The problem with BA...

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by speedbird52
Wed Apr 11, 2018 7:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Guard who dragged Dr. Dao sues United, et al.
Replies: 29
Views: 5711

Re: Guard who dragged Dr. Dao sues United, et al.

He cannot sue either. His CPD assigned job was retail safety, not aviation safety. He volunteered to drag the passenger, based on an unofficial/illegal request by a GA/FA, like a an adolescent vandalizes property because friends asked to. This is a teachable moment for everyone in the industry to k...

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by speedbird52
Fri Apr 06, 2018 1:46 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Interesting LH Service Changes
Replies: 31
Views: 6783

Re: Interesting LH Service Changes

I cannot begin to stress enough how disappointed I am to be loosing the 747 at Seattle. BA are now the only airline flying in the Summer, and in the Winter we will have no 747 service. But I cannot lie that I saw this coming a mile away: The 747s were always flying to Seattle slightly more then hal...

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by speedbird52
Thu Apr 05, 2018 10:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ryanair reveals, it has one of the biggest gender pay gaps
Replies: 64
Views: 5129

Re: Ryanair reveals, it has one of the biggest gender pay gaps

TedToToe wrote:
speedbird52 wrote:
Remind me the last time you had a female pilot again? I can recall only one.

23rd December 2013, BA987 TXL-LHR and well in excess of 100 flights since that one!! I suspect you missed the sarcasm in my post.

I did indeed. Good to see female pilots becoming more common in Europe. Less so over here

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by speedbird52
Thu Apr 05, 2018 10:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Interesting LH Service Changes
Replies: 31
Views: 6783

Re: Interesting LH Service Changes

I cannot begin to stress enough how disappointed I am to be loosing the 747 at Seattle. BA are now the only airline flying in the Summer, and in the Winter we will have no 747 service. But I cannot lie that I saw this coming a mile away: The 747s were always flying to Seattle slightly more then half...

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by speedbird52
Thu Apr 05, 2018 8:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ryanair reveals, it has one of the biggest gender pay gaps
Replies: 64
Views: 5129

Re: Ryanair reveals, it has one of the biggest gender pay gaps

Ahahaha I love it! When will Delta report? It's a few years since I flew Delta, but I remember the safety video vividly; the male pilot (turning around in his seat to address the passengers) and the female flight attendant! Thus, ensuring the continuation of stereotypical job roles! But, of course,...

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by speedbird52
Thu Apr 05, 2018 8:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ryanair reveals, it has one of the biggest gender pay gaps
Replies: 64
Views: 5129

Re: Ryanair reveals, it has one of the biggest gender pay gaps

What happens when it does? Tugg We’ll be living on Mars riding flying dolphins to work. Seriously, what kind of question is that? The world is weirder than you think. Probably within 20years, it is coming sooner than you think, men will be able to do just that. I ask the question because is is such...

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by speedbird52
Thu Apr 05, 2018 8:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Lockheed Martin Awarded New Supersonic Aircraft Project by NASA
Replies: 66
Views: 6699

Re: Lockheed Martin Awarded New Supersonic Aircraft Project by NASA

DarthLobster wrote:
Hopefully it'll progress faster than every other program Lockheed Martin is under contract from NASA to do. 14 years on and Orion is still the world's most expensive mockup.

I would blame Obama for cancelling Constellation and Trump for the budget cuts

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by speedbird52
Thu Apr 05, 2018 8:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LH/BA dated equipment to DXB
Replies: 25
Views: 5384

Re: LH/BA dated equipment to DXB

Besides F, the J seats on BA 744, 777, 787, A380 are essentially the same forward/rear-facing mix. Same goes for LH 744, 748, A330, A340, A350, A380 all have the same 2-2-2 forward-facing seats. What "better" product can BA/LH put on these routes? Neither will be losing any market share o...

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by speedbird52
Thu Apr 05, 2018 3:05 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ryanair reveals, it has one of the biggest gender pay gaps
Replies: 64
Views: 5129

Re: Ryanair reveals, it has one of the biggest gender pay gaps

Woman shouldn't be encouraged to do anything, they simply shouldn't be discouraged

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by speedbird52
Wed Apr 04, 2018 10:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ryanair reveals, it has one of the biggest gender pay gaps
Replies: 64
Views: 5129

Re: Ryanair reveals, it has one of the biggest gender pay gaps

With all due respect this is one of the issues I take with feminism: It takes parts of story's that work for its agenda. Of course cabin crew will be payed less dramatically compared to a pilot! Now if there was a gender pay gap between male and female cabin crew, then we would start to see real sex...

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by speedbird52
Tue Apr 03, 2018 10:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What if? 50 seat transcontinetal jets; 76 seat transatlantic jets; 140 seat transpacific jets...
Replies: 51
Views: 6410

Re: What if? 50 seat transcontinetal jets; 76 seat transatlantic jets; 140 seat transpacific jets...

Airliners.net charges a fee for a member ID. It's time to start charging a fee to start new threads, to filter out some really inane postings, foolish hypotheticals, and lazy inquiries. Not anymore. I would propose instead they charge a fee for every rude, disrespectful, snarky, or stuck up post. T...

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by speedbird52
Tue Apr 03, 2018 8:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Evolution of TCON routes out of YVR and SEA
Replies: 18
Views: 2239

Re: Evolution of TCON routes out of YVR and SEA

Do you have any source as to the BA 767s flying to SEA? I don't think the early 763s had the range

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by speedbird52
Tue Apr 03, 2018 8:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Evolution of TCON routes out of YVR and SEA
Replies: 18
Views: 2239

Re: Evolution of TCON routes out of YVR and SEA

-As the OP said, BA to LHR originally as a tag-on, then a nonstop. In recent history this has been daily year-round on a 744 (IIRC it might have been a 773 at times in S15 and S16) from late March to October I will post about the history of SEA TPAC service later when I have time. BAW SEA-LHR aircr...

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by speedbird52
Mon Apr 02, 2018 4:13 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: why did Qantas prefer GE engines instead of RR engines in b787-9?
Replies: 19
Views: 4258

Re: why did Qantas prefer GE engines instead of RR engines in b787-9?

This man is in the process of starting an airline, I guarantee it. His hubs will be at porto alegre airport and Palmas (With a fully funded new runway)

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by speedbird52
Sat Mar 31, 2018 8:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why has QR opted for a diverse fleet while EK have streamlined theirs?
Replies: 37
Views: 7340

Re: Why has QR opted for a diverse fleet while EK have streamlined theirs?

Heck, EK can put double-daily A380s on a route like it's no big deal. They've found out the hard way, that that's not always the case. Particularly to the Americas. I don't know how in the world they were able to maintain double-daily 77W to SEA as long as they did. Does anyone know how their load ...

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by speedbird52
Thu Mar 29, 2018 6:42 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The current club of global airports with non-stop services to all other 5 populated continents
Replies: 92
Views: 10882

Re: The current club of global airports with non-stop services to all other 5 populated continents

kngkyle wrote:
I would say it is just a matter of time until ORD joins the club, with Ethiopian now filling to Africa hole and either Qantas or Air NZ likely to fill the Australia hole within the next year or two.

QF and NZ won't be non stop though

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by speedbird52
Thu Mar 29, 2018 6:40 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LH A350 New Colors - Hideous!
Replies: 264
Views: 34207

Re: LH A350 New Colors - Hideous!

If you will excuse me Sir, tastes are necessarily different....so I cannot follow you. For me the new modern state of art livery is indeed especially Fitting to THIS airplane as the most modern one which is in the Lufthansa fleet now. Well done Lufthansa! ^^ This looks only slightly better then som...

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by speedbird52
Thu Mar 29, 2018 4:58 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Aggressive Passenger may have to pay cost of divert
Replies: 10
Views: 1868

Re: Aggressive Passenger may have to pay cost of divert

An F15 escort? Why on Earth?

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by speedbird52
Mon Mar 26, 2018 11:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LH returns to SJC
Replies: 34
Views: 5264

Re: LH returns to SJC

hiflyeras wrote:
Wow! Someone still flies the A340?

Yes... The newest A340 was built in 2012, and to quote Lufthansa: It is the "Best plane they ever ordered".

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by speedbird52
Mon Mar 26, 2018 4:33 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Inaugural QF MEL-PER-LHR this Saturday 24 March
Replies: 569
Views: 68776

Re: Inaugural QF MEL-PER-LHR this Saturday 24 March

The part talking about the empty seats bugged me: Good chance those seats were blocked to allow the aircraft to fly that far

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by speedbird52
Sun Mar 25, 2018 8:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air France returns to Seattle March 25
Replies: 12
Views: 3122

Re: Air France returns to Seattle March 25

This is a resumption, not an inaugural. There most likely will be little fanfare. I mean it is returning to its place of birth after all, who wouldn't want to celebrate their birthday? :D On post in social media, I called it a "re-inaugural". The only difference is that they are starting ...

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by speedbird52
Wed Mar 21, 2018 8:29 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: ICAO metric push for flight level (e.g. FL10650 ?!? instead of FL350)
Replies: 31
Views: 3281

Re: ICAO metric push for flight level (e.g. FL10650 ?!? instead of FL350)

Why don't we study the areas of the world that do have metric flight levels? AFAIK Russia changed it above a certain altitude. Was this to facilitate traffic not familiar with the metric system?

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by speedbird52
Wed Mar 21, 2018 3:34 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: China Eastern FA's Caught on Video Orgy
Replies: 50
Views: 13199

Re: China Eastern FA's Caught on Video Orgy

This raises a lot of questions. However, I feel like it is important for us to review the video in question before we come to any conclusions. Anyone willing to provide a link so we can continue this intricate conversation?

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by speedbird52
Tue Mar 20, 2018 3:53 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: ICAO metric push for flight level (e.g. FL10650 ?!? instead of FL350)
Replies: 31
Views: 3281

Re: ICAO metric push for flight level (e.g. FL10650 ?!? instead of FL350)

The problem with metric levels is you end up using hundreds, which just feels so much less intuitive than thousands.

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by speedbird52
Tue Mar 20, 2018 3:52 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Why are MD-88's so loud?
Replies: 20
Views: 3601

Re: Why are MD-88's so loud?

Don't forget how smoky the JT8Ds are too! As others have stated, it all comes down to bypass ratio. With that said, I absolutely love how loud the MD80s are. A few months ago I was spotting with my girlfriend, and there was a 744 departing, preceded by an MD88. I told her how loud the MD88 would be...

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by speedbird52
Tue Mar 20, 2018 3:44 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: All this Lufthansa Super Star business has got me thinking....
Replies: 11
Views: 2633

Re: All this Lufthansa Super Star business has got me thinking....

Considering there are still a small number of 747 classics flying around the world I doubt the actual cost for restoring one would be too high. Same story with the DC-8, and with the 707 which technically is still operating in large numbers as a military aircraft. The problem would be that the inves...

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by speedbird52
Tue Mar 20, 2018 2:00 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Construction of Paine Field passenger terminal begins
Replies: 66
Views: 13407

Re: Construction of Paine Field passenger terminal begins

Why on Earth would they?

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by speedbird52
Mon Mar 19, 2018 1:03 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Replacement of the Swiss Airbus A340-300
Replies: 77
Views: 16769

Re: Replacement of the Swiss Airbus A340-300

The A330 can operate to ORD. That said, I see a top-up order at LH going to LX, to replace both the A343s and B77Ws (the B77Ws would move to LH to retire the B744s). That said, there is a question of what replaces the A343s at Edelweiss. LH are already ordering 779s. Why LH would want 77Ws is beyon...

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by speedbird52
Sun Mar 18, 2018 5:44 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: MH370: Malaysia resumes search to find aircraft
Replies: 334
Views: 59280

Re: MH370: Malaysia set to announce resumption of search as early as this week

Australian man claims he has found MH370 on Google Earth while pouring over images for the past 4 years https://www.msn.com/en-au/news/world/man-claims-hes-found-missing-flight-mh370-on-google-earth-after-poring-over-images-for-four-years/ar-BBKmkUT?ocid=spartanntp Sad to say but I think the grief ...

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by speedbird52
Thu Mar 15, 2018 6:18 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LH moving more A380s to MUC
Replies: 37
Views: 13812

Re: LH moving more A380s to MUC

I once had a flight out of the Z Gates at Frankfurt: The main deck of a 747 felt significantly less claustrophobic then the hauls of that terminal

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by speedbird52
Thu Mar 15, 2018 5:40 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 777X Production Thread 2018
Replies: 134
Views: 29965

Re: Boeing 777X Production Thread 2018

OldAeroGuy wrote:
7BOEING7 wrote:
travaz wrote:
A two engine 747 would be awesome!




The twin 747 to compete with the twin 7X7 had one of those egg shaped fuselages. It died an early death on the Product Development drawing boards.

Seriously? Are you sure that's not an exaggeration?

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by speedbird52
Thu Mar 15, 2018 5:35 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What Has Oscar Munoz Accomplished During His Tenure At UA?
Replies: 68
Views: 7914

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

Blame Social Media and the "video first" culture if you ask me (Yes, that included the "Have to be the first person to take a video and stream it live during an emergency evacuation" type). This is spot on. Really, it's sad how society has become. It just seems that people are n...

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by speedbird52
Thu Mar 15, 2018 5:26 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Dog Dies in Overhead Bin on United Airlines Flight
Replies: 491
Views: 31166

Re: Dog Dies in Overhead Bin on United Airlines Flight

bob75013 wrote:
aeropix wrote:
Bottom line: Dog owner is responsible for dog. Nobody else. Nuff said.

Bottom line.The FA is responsible for violating United's policy and killing the dog. Nuff said.

That IS why United has accepted full responsibility for the incident.

That's not nearly enough...

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by speedbird52
Thu Mar 15, 2018 5:24 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA's newest gaffe: flew dog to NRT instead of MCI
Replies: 81
Views: 8238

Re: UA's newest gaffe: flew dog to NRT instead of MCI

Was on United flight couple weeks back. IAH to EWR; a main route. I was in the first row of Premier. I was starving. They brought the food tray up and I noticed the FA handing food up the the first class FA. The FA never asked me if I wanted food, so when she was a few rows back I hit the FA button...

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by speedbird52
Thu Mar 15, 2018 1:00 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Time to Change "Compliance with All Crewmember Instructions"?
Replies: 103
Views: 8383

Re: Time to Change "Compliance with All Crewmember Instructions"?

Can you give an example of an 'immoral' act? I have not seen that appear. Also, who is to define reasonable? I could see "compliance with federal law and carrier policy." Telling someone to put their dog in an overhead locker, or flush there Hamster in a toilet (Allegedly) are great examp...

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by speedbird52
Mon Mar 12, 2018 4:31 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LAX perpetual terminal patchwork with Midfield Satellite Concourse (TBIT)
Replies: 95
Views: 13453

Re: LAX perpetual terminal patchwork with Midfield Satellite Concourse (TBIT)

A bit off topic but does anyone know why the satellite terminals on the West side of the airport exist? They feel very strange. They are incredibly inefficient in keeping space, they are tiny, and actually rarely used.

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