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by ual763
Mon Aug 20, 2018 12:06 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Youth Mission Group American Airlines Nightmare
Replies: 24
Views: 2088

Youth Mission Group American Airlines Nightmare

http://www.foxnews.com/travel/2018/08/19/kentucky-youth-group-kept-off-american-airlines-flight-over-check-in-delay.html Haven’t seen this being discussed yet. My question is, why would an agent not be able to process them as a group instead of as individual? I have organized group travel on both Un...

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by ual763
Sun Aug 19, 2018 12:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Rule for AA FA's deemed "cruel" and "disastrous"
Replies: 115
Views: 10222

Re: New Rule for AA FA's deemed "cruel" and "disastrous"

Wait, so it's actually LEGAL in the US to punish employees for being unable to come to work for a few days due to illness? That's outrageous! Would the airline seriously rather the employee with, say the flu, still come in and infect half the plane?? It’s meant to penalize people that abuse the sys...

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by ual763
Wed Aug 15, 2018 1:06 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: TK to become casualty of USA-Turkey rhetoric?
Replies: 106
Views: 11338

Re: NYT: New USA Sanctions Could Include Limits on TK

Maybe Erdogan should release our pastor who is being detained for nothing.

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by ual763
Wed Aug 15, 2018 4:30 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Is flying without a working PA system allowed by FAA?
Replies: 11
Views: 1837

Re: Is flying without a working PA system allowed by FAA?

Half the time the PA is so quiet, you can’t hear it, or make out what they say anyways. IDK the wording in the requirements off hand but from personal experience apparently the PA does not have to be intelligible. More likely if you can't hear the PA, there are speakers in your area of the aircraft...

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by ual763
Tue Aug 14, 2018 1:55 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Is flying without a working PA system allowed by FAA?
Replies: 11
Views: 1837

Re: Is flying without a working PA system allowed by FAA?

Half the time the PA is so quiet, you can’t hear it, or make out what they say anyways.

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by ual763
Sun Aug 12, 2018 2:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: QX employee steals and crashes Q400 near SEA
Replies: 700
Views: 90117

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

[photoid][/photoid] This code is dumb on stilts. The guy here was tow-qualified, so he’d have to have the codes to perform his job. Why do you think ATC is more reliable than the airline’s employees? How is ATC going to control about 20,000 airplanes? In the end, we have to trust somebody with poten...

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by ual763
Sun Aug 12, 2018 1:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: QX employee steals and crashes Q400 near SEA
Replies: 700
Views: 90117

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

With the serious complexity of sims nowadays, he probably could. Pilots love to think it could never happen and that sims aren’t the same, which they aren’t, but procedurally anyways, they are now the exact same. Only difference being one is real and one is not. But, I sincerely hope this does not ...

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by ual763
Sun Aug 12, 2018 3:05 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: QX employee steals and crashes Q400 near SEA
Replies: 700
Views: 90117

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

This is just a crazy story! Until I read the full coverage this afternoon, I thought the media reports were reporting some nut stealing and crashing a GA plane. Reminds me of my ramp rat days. There was a overly confident guy, completely obsessed with Flightsim. He had like ten hours of Flight inst...

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by ual763
Sat Aug 11, 2018 2:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: QX employee steals and crashes Q400 near SEA
Replies: 700
Views: 90117

Re: AS Employee steals Q400 at SeaTac

Can only imagine what was going through the heads of those F-15 pilots when they got the order to scramble knowing this was a real world situation. Probably not much other than the usual stuff. They scramble for real world incidents all the time. They would follow established procedures. Wanna see ...

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by ual763
Sat Aug 11, 2018 1:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: QX employee steals and crashes Q400 near SEA
Replies: 700
Views: 90117

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

From the Seattle Times article: ... An exchange between Rich and the controller not long before the plane crashed, perhaps the final exchange, was recorded by Aviation journalist Jon Ostrower at 8:47 p.m. and posted to his Air Current website. “I feel like one of my engines is going out or somethin...

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by ual763
Sat Aug 11, 2018 4:34 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: QX employee steals and crashes Q400 near SEA
Replies: 700
Views: 90117

Re: AS Employee steals Q400 at SeaTac

I would be surprised if this is true, that would mean he figured out how to start the engine and get the plane to the runway... One thing, P3D and the Majestic Q400 addon. Exactly as the real plane. Perhaps not 'exactly' the same as the real plane, but using the sim and that addon could definitely ...

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by ual763
Sat Aug 11, 2018 4:26 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: QX employee steals and crashes Q400 near SEA
Replies: 700
Views: 90117

Re: AS Employee steals Q400 at SeaTac

NYPECO wrote:
hiflyeras wrote:
They're saying it was a customer service agent that didn't actually know how to fly. Crazy!!


I would be surprised if this is true, that would mean he figured out how to start the engine and get the plane to the runway...


One thing, P3D and the Majestic Q400 addon. Exactly as the real plane.

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by ual763
Wed Aug 01, 2018 2:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ryanair Evacuation at BCN
Replies: 34
Views: 6118

Re: RYANAIR Evacuation at BCN

I don't know Ryanair policies but United always announces, prior to departing the gate for taxi and takeoff, as well as for arrival, to make sure all personal hand held devices are unplugged from charging. I don’t ever remember hearing this. At least not put like that. In my experience, it has alwa...

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by ual763
Sat Oct 14, 2017 9:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA/B6 Merger Rumors Floating Again
Replies: 101
Views: 16498

Re: UA/B6 Merger Rumors Floating Again

Am I seriously the only one who thinks this idea is absolutely ridiculous? Nope. I just don't see this happening either. I think if B6 was to merge with anyone, I think it would be with an airline of similar or smaller size than itself. Umm, United is one of the largest airlines in the world. It dw...

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by ual763
Fri Oct 13, 2017 11:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta and Alaska named 'Great Place to Work' for a 2nd Straight Year
Replies: 18
Views: 1893

Re: Delta Certified as a 'Great Place to Work' for a 2nd Straight Year

Really? How about Spirit or Allegiant? I hear they are great places to work!!! On a side note. Where does WN fall? I remember when they were always at the top for places to work. Actually, they are! I know many people at both airlines, and they love it. For example, Allegiant crews are home in base...

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by ual763
Thu Oct 12, 2017 12:40 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta: C-Series What's Next
Replies: 246
Views: 35138

Re: Bastian: Confident DL will not pay C-Series tariff

EB also said this: "Bombardier innovation, not pricing is what attracted us to the C series. Come on... Do you really believe that statement? Ed's blowing wind up everyone's butt. EVERYTHING an airline does is based on money. in fact, I am positive the statement that EB said holds merit. Prici...

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by ual763
Thu Oct 12, 2017 12:31 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta: C-Series What's Next
Replies: 246
Views: 35138

Re: Bastian: Confident DL will not pay C-Series tariff

wrongwayup wrote:
ual763 wrote:
[EVERYTHING an airline does is based on money.


Just like every other large corporation on earth, I fail to see your point.


Duh, that was my point. That's why I quoted someone else who said that it was based off of the aircraft's innovations...

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by ual763
Wed Oct 11, 2017 7:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta: C-Series What's Next
Replies: 246
Views: 35138

Re: Bastian: Confident DL will not pay C-Series tariff

jumbojet wrote:
EB also said this:

"Bombardier innovation, not pricing is what attracted us to the C series.


Come on... Do you really believe that statement? Ed's blowing wind up everyone's butt. EVERYTHING an airline does is based on money.

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by ual763
Tue Oct 10, 2017 9:28 pm
Forum: Aviation Hobby
Topic: What Part To Salvage From 747
Replies: 1
Views: 851

What Part To Salvage From 747

I'll be on the last United 747 flight between SFO-HNL this November. After it's retired and United sends her to Victorville, I would really like to salvage something off of her to display in my home. Any ideas on some cool parts that I could salvage and either leave as is, or turn into furniture or ...

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by ual763
Sat Sep 30, 2017 3:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Chicago aviation news - 2017
Replies: 206
Views: 29818

Re: Chicago Aviation News

Ugh, not sure I really like the idea of designating terminals according to alliances for international flights. I love flying LH to Europe, but dislike having to go through T1 to get to them for departures. Two years ago I remember when QR was in T3, that was another terrible place for them. There'...

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by ual763
Sat Sep 30, 2017 3:24 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Chicago aviation news - 2017
Replies: 206
Views: 29818

Re: :: Chicago Aviation News :: [Sep 29]: 30 New Gates

It doesn't say how it will be connected and the diagram doesn't show it. Not sure what that means exactly. I never quite understood how that would work... you check in a western terminal and take a train or something to your concourse... fine. But when you arrive, how does your bag know to goto the...

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by ual763
Sat Sep 30, 2017 2:11 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Chicago aviation news - 2017
Replies: 206
Views: 29818

Re: :: Chicago Aviation News :: [Sep 29]: 30 New Gates

Eh, is that really the best they can do? I mean, it doesn't seem like much. It's mostly expanding the existing facilities rather than doing a full demolition and rebuild/reconfiguration (which is needed badly). I would have liked more island concourses. Plus, where is the western access? This propo...

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by ual763
Fri Sep 29, 2017 9:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Chicago aviation news - 2017
Replies: 206
Views: 29818

Re: :: Chicago Aviation News :: [Sep 29]: 30 New Gates

How can all of that extra concourse space in T1, only add an extra 30 gates? Especially if the expansion of T5 and concourse L counts towards that 30. I get that T2 probably won't have as many gates as it currently does, but that Western expansion of T1 looks to be a lot larger than T2 ever was. Te...

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by ual763
Fri Sep 29, 2017 8:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Chicago aviation news - 2017
Replies: 206
Views: 29818

Re: :: Chicago Aviation News :: [Sep 29]: 30 New Gates

How can all of that extra concourse space in T1, only add an extra 30 gates? Especially if the expansion of T5 and concourse L counts towards that 30. I get that T2 probably won't have as many gates as it currently does, but that Western expansion of T1 looks to be a lot larger than T2 ever was.

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by ual763
Wed Sep 27, 2017 4:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA accelerates 747-400 retirement
Replies: 431
Views: 93578

Re: UA accelerates 747-400 retirement

Wouldn't an open house signify the public will somehow be involved? If not for the flight, do you think there will be a public event on the mx ramp or something? Maybe on the Udvar Hazy ramp at IAD?

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by ual763
Tue Sep 26, 2017 12:16 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Airlines 737 Near Miss At ORD
Replies: 3
Views: 2370

Re: United Airlines 737 Near Miss At ORD

Now that I look at the flightaware track more closely, this was quite a ways from the class B. It was near Beloit, WI, right on the border. If it turns out to be as close as the Captain supposedly said it was, it would not surprise me to see the NTSB/FAA impose a transponder mandate for gliders unle...

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by ual763
Mon Sep 25, 2017 11:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Airlines 737 Near Miss At ORD
Replies: 3
Views: 2370

United Airlines 737 Near Miss At ORD

Looks like a United 737 had a near miss on approach to Chicago O'hare. What on earth would a glider be doing in that airspace?? Are gliders not required to have a transponder? Luckily everyone was okay. Excellent job by the United crew to avoid a disaster. On a side note, cannot believe I am using M...

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by ual763
Tue Sep 19, 2017 1:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA accelerates 747-400 retirement
Replies: 431
Views: 93578

Re: UA accelerates 747-400 retirement

It looks like it will be traveling from hub to hub for gate celebrations throughout October. I imagine they will be rev flights as it would be awfully expensive to ferry it around for sake of it. Even if she is the Queen. I wonder why UA isn't operating the aircraft on a turn back to SFO then onto ...

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by ual763
Tue Sep 19, 2017 1:05 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA accelerates 747-400 retirement
Replies: 431
Views: 93578

Re: United 747 retirement flight announced

That flight won't be cheap, I bet. I got my window seat for $300. Granted, The only way I was able to do that was book a "multi-city" itinerary. Still, the entire round-trip from IAD-HNL and back was only $800. Not too bad. Now, on the other hand, the final international flight from ICN-S...

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by ual763
Tue Sep 19, 2017 1:01 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA accelerates 747-400 retirement
Replies: 431
Views: 93578

Re: United 747 retirement flight announced

adamblang wrote:
Looks like 0 seats have been sold. Looks like the seats hold hasn't been lifted yet.

It's sold out. I am not a United employee, rather a paying customer. It sold out in 90 minutes. I know because I bought one of the economy seats in it.

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by ual763
Sat Sep 16, 2017 1:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United 744 utilization with full fleet
Replies: 21
Views: 3060

Re: United 744 utilization with full fleet

They also did an ORD-LAS domestic run quite frequently as well!

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by ual763
Thu Sep 14, 2017 1:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA accelerates 747-400 retirement
Replies: 431
Views: 93578

Re: Can anyone tell me which are the remaining UA/DL B747-400 flights? Any official retirement dates?

Any special retirement flight for UA, beyond the last ICN-SFO? Nothing has been announced so far. I am booked on the upper deck of the ICN-SFO flight. Hopefully, they do something special. In addition, I believe they are planning on doing something special for SFO fleet week. I know they've done a ...

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by ual763
Thu Sep 14, 2017 12:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA accelerates 747-400 retirement
Replies: 431
Views: 93578

Re: Can anyone tell me which are the remaining UA/DL B747-400 flights? Any official retirement dates?

DolphinAir747 wrote:
Any special retirement flight for UA, beyond the last ICN-SFO?


Nothing has been announced so far. I am booked on the upper deck of the ICN-SFO flight. Hopefully, they do something special.

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by ual763
Wed Sep 13, 2017 2:16 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United opens new summer seasonal routes from EWR to OPO, KEF and ZRH as well as route extensions
Replies: 90
Views: 14409

Re: United opens new summer seasonal routes from EWR to OPO, KEF and ZRH as well as route extensions

Personally, I think once they take delivery of the 737 Max's, we'll start seeing some new smaller market European routes opened up or switched over from the 757.

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by ual763
Wed Sep 13, 2017 12:53 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United opens new summer seasonal routes from EWR to OPO, KEF and ZRH as well as route extensions
Replies: 90
Views: 14409

Re: United opens new summer seasonal routes from EWR to OPO, KEF and ZRH as well as route extensions

The company thinks differently. Under the sub CO contract any route that is over 50 miles overwater (excluding HNL) has to be flown out of an international base which is why NTA will crew this trip on the 75B. No 737s in the NTA FA bid package. For reference: EWR-OPO NTA/NLS EWR-KEF NTA IAD-EDI WTA...

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by ual763
Tue Sep 12, 2017 6:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United opens new summer seasonal routes from EWR to OPO, KEF and ZRH as well as route extensions
Replies: 90
Views: 14409

Re: United opens new summer seasonal routes!

jbs2886 wrote:
[*]
stlgph wrote:
There's soon to be a space around 11:45 a.m.


?


Air Berlin

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by ual763
Tue Sep 12, 2017 2:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United opens new summer seasonal routes from EWR to OPO, KEF and ZRH as well as route extensions
Replies: 90
Views: 14409

Re: United opens. New summer seasonal routes!

Now they just need to go back to Oslo, preferably from ORD, before DY beats them to it.

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by ual763
Mon Sep 04, 2017 10:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why does DL fly EWR-AMS/CDG?
Replies: 28
Views: 7966

Re: Why does DL fly EWR-AMS/CDG?

its because DL's service, in all aspects, trumps that of United. Although UA has somewhat closed that gap, the 'Smisek' United is still very fresh in peoples minds and smart travelers still avoid them. I should have known you'd arrive soon to let the World know how Delta is the greatest airline in ...

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by ual763
Mon Sep 04, 2017 4:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA accelerates 747-400 retirement
Replies: 431
Views: 93578

Re: UA accelerates 747-400 retirement

https://s26.postimg.org/apndl5ikp/IMG_0247.png Can someone please confirm this? I booked this flight earlier this year since it was the last 747 flight on the schedule. However, I cannot find anything online in the last few weeks where United has "officially announced" that this will, in ...

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by ual763
Sun Sep 03, 2017 10:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The next phase of airline liveries
Replies: 58
Views: 9439

Re: The next phase of airline liveries

Luxair747SP wrote:
I think we wont see a lot colorful anymore, simply because of the cost factor. I hope that cheatlines will have a renaissance, but IMO there are also nice eurowhite liveries like LH, BA.


Wouldn't Eurowhite paint cost the same as any other color, except the metallics for instance?

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by ual763
Thu Aug 31, 2017 11:35 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United CEO Oscar Munoz Matches Up To $1Mil w/ own Money
Replies: 31
Views: 4206

United CEO Oscar Munoz Matches Up To $1Mil w/ own Money

With all of the negative publicity United's gotten lately, it's nice to see them receiving recognition for such a good deed by their CEO. Certainly no recognition was needed, and he did not make this public himself. Bravo Oscar! http://www.foxnews.com/travel/2017/08/30/united-ceo-oscar-munoz-vows-to...

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by ual763
Fri Aug 25, 2017 12:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Pilot Freaks Out Passengers With Horrific Tornado Warning
Replies: 40
Views: 12323

Re: United Pilot Freaks Out Passengers With Horrific Tornado Warning

I can almost guarantee you the actual announcement was something like "sorry folks, were delayed due to severe weather including possible tornados at destination, yards yada yada".... "sorry we are frustrated to and might find out". Then a game of telephone ensued in the cabin w...

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by ual763
Wed Jul 26, 2017 5:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United relaunches DEN-LHR
Replies: 85
Views: 14353

Re: United relaunches DEN-LHR

Of note Scott Kirby and Jon Roitman are in town today to announce this, as well as petition the city and mayor to halt the Great Hall project Just out of curiosity, what is the Great Hall Project? Covered in a different thread (can't find it at the moment) but essentially a plan to relocate securit...

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by ual763
Wed Jul 26, 2017 5:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United relaunches DEN-LHR
Replies: 85
Views: 14353

Re: United relaunches DEN-LHR

jetmatt777 wrote:

Of note Scott Kirby and Jon Roitman are in town today to announce this, as well as petition the city and mayor to halt the Great Hall project


Just out of curiosity, what is the Great Hall Project?

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by ual763
Tue Jul 25, 2017 11:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL pilot and FA fight at LGA
Replies: 53
Views: 11984

Re: DL pilot and FA fight at LGA

Not saying anyone was right or wrong cause we don't know all of the facts, but based on what we were told, how is telling someone that they are a "piece of sh**" deemed racist? I know pieces of sh** that come in all different colors.

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by ual763
Tue Jul 25, 2017 12:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air India (A320) crew forgets to retract landing gear, does emergency landing
Replies: 55
Views: 20696

Re: Air India (A320) crew forgets to retract landing gear, does emergency landing

There is no warning, except the three green lights lit in front of the crew. However, if the airplane barely climbs and can only climb as high as 24,000 feet, a few questions should be asked among themselves. There should definitely be a warning of some kind for over-speeding the gear (As in the sp...

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by ual763
Mon Jul 24, 2017 8:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA4635 Diverted from DCA to IAD
Replies: 3
Views: 2102

Re: AA4635 Diverted from DCA to IAD

Don't know if they still do it anymore, but for a while after 9/11 if someone on an inbound DCA flight got up from their seat at a certain point during descent when the seatbelt signs were on, the flight was required to divert to IAD. Usually, the crews communicated this, but with the amount of peop...

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by ual763
Tue Jul 18, 2017 4:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta moves seat of Ann Coulter
Replies: 317
Views: 34920

Re: Delta moves seat of Ann Coulter

https://www.facebook.com/FoxNews/videos ... 153286336/
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I suppose some of you will blast the source of this video, but anyways, here is a better explanation at least from her side of what happened.

https://www.facebook.com/FoxNews/videos ... 153286336/

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by ual763
Mon Jul 17, 2017 3:38 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Is climate change causing flight delays?
Replies: 61
Views: 2354

Re: Is climate change causing flight delays?

I just found this article hilarious in that, the author made it seem as if in the next few years when the temperatures go up an average of .2 degrees, all of a sudden the delays will be numerous and directly caused by global warming. Airplanes depend on Lift to get in the air along with Thrust. Lif...

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by ual763
Mon Jul 17, 2017 4:57 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Is climate change causing flight delays?
Replies: 61
Views: 2354

Re: Is climate change causing flight delays?

I just found this article hilarious in that, the author made it seem as if in the next few years when the temperatures go up an average of .2 degrees, all of a sudden the delays will be numerous and directly caused by global warming.

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