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by B737900ER
Sat Nov 17, 2018 12:44 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why doesnt UA level Terminal C EWR?
Replies: 87
Views: 8379

Re: Why doesnt UA level Terminal C EWR?

Mass hysteria? The only hysteria I've ever encountered is the pushing and shoving to squeeze into the EWR AirTrain since the cars are so small. As another user said, neither are great but I personally can't stand how terrible NJT is to get into and of Manhattan with all the waiting with the Amtrak ...

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by B737900ER
Thu Nov 15, 2018 8:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing’s automatic trim for the 737 MAX was not disclosed to the Pilots
Replies: 237
Views: 28927

Re: Boeing’s automatic trim for the 737 MAX was not disclosed to the Pilots

Everyone here is missing the most important point. The aircraft was not airworthy. It wasn’t airworthy after the first discrepancy was pencil whipped It wasn’t airworthy after the second discrepancy was pencil whipped It wasn’t airworthy after the third discrepancy was shotgunned. Keep an aircraft i...

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by B737900ER
Thu Nov 15, 2018 3:24 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why doesnt UA level Terminal C EWR?
Replies: 87
Views: 8379

Re: Why doesnt UA level Terminal C EWR?

Because it would cost eleventy billion dollars and take 25 years. This is PANYNJ we’re talking about.

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by B737900ER
Wed Oct 24, 2018 3:28 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: More to the Story? United ERJ (swapped for CRJ) turns around from CHA because ERJ-175 "too large to land"
Replies: 55
Views: 8856

Re: More to the Story? United ERJ (swapped for CRJ) turns around from CHA because ERJ-175 "too large to land"

For those of you saying that one airline never works another in larger stations except in emergencies; not quite true. Regardless of the cause of the IRROP it happens. Thank you Had the aircraft continued they would have found someone to ground handle it. Someone at Skywest made a bad decision to s...

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by B737900ER
Wed Oct 24, 2018 12:04 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: More to the Story? United ERJ (swapped for CRJ) turns around from CHA because ERJ-175 "too large to land"
Replies: 55
Views: 8856

Re: More to the Story? United ERJ (swapped for CRJ) turns around from CHA because ERJ-175 "too large to land"

And what would have happened had they continued to CHA? They would have landed, off loaded, and cancelled the return, or paid a contractor to handle the aircraft, just like they would have done for a diversion. But are we surprised? No, these regional airlines who United contracts out to don’t take ...

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by B737900ER
Sun Oct 21, 2018 12:35 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why did UA get rid of so many PW 757’s
Replies: 52
Views: 10374

Re: Why did UA get rid of so many PW 757’s

These frames had at most 28k cycles 65k hours and as little as 19k cycles 50k hours. Delta is running 757’s with around 43k cycles 80k plus hours some near 90k hours. DL made the decision to adequately maintain their aircraft. UA made the decision to contract maintenance out to the lowest bidders a...

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by B737900ER
Sat Oct 20, 2018 1:44 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why did UA get rid of so many PW 757’s
Replies: 52
Views: 10374

Re: Why did UA get rid of so many PW 757’s

These frames had at most 28k cycles 65k hours and as little as 19k cycles 50k hours. Delta is running 757’s with around 43k cycles 80k plus hours some near 90k hours. DL made the decision to adequately maintain their aircraft. UA made the decision to contract maintenance out to the lowest bidders a...

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by B737900ER
Fri Oct 19, 2018 5:12 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United ends Hamburg for good
Replies: 69
Views: 12648

Re: United ends Hamburg for good

Sounds like you are just biased towards the CO leadership days which were totally overrated. And I also miss flying up the DC-9-50 at NW but I'm not holding a grudge to DL for not keeping them around. FYI There are a lot of complaints about the ex-CO 757s being worked to the bone and getting really...

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by B737900ER
Thu Oct 18, 2018 9:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United ends Hamburg for good
Replies: 69
Views: 12648

Re: United ends Hamburg for good

Sounds like you are just biased towards the CO leadership days which were totally overrated. And I also miss flying up the DC-9-50 at NW but I'm not holding a grudge to DL for not keeping them around. FYI There are a lot of complaints about the ex-CO 757s being worked to the bone and getting really...

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by B737900ER
Tue Oct 02, 2018 1:12 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA 737-9MAX on the Hawaii (OGG) - Mainland: Any Updates?
Replies: 28
Views: 4125

Re: UA 737-9MAX on the Hawaii (OGG) - Mainland: Any Updates?

Every seat on todays OGG-LAX flight was full. Thats a good sign That doesnt mean anything, Hawaii is and always has been a non-rev's dream. My office mate's wife is a UA employee and he can easily tell me how many non-revs are on a particular flight. That is a very heavy non-rev route. Non-rev drea...

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by B737900ER
Thu Sep 27, 2018 1:50 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: British Airways axes entire Hong Kong crew ahead of closure of base in city next month in Oct
Replies: 154
Views: 24822

Re: British Airways axes entire Hong Kong crew ahead of closure of base in city next month in Oct

Where exactly was the 7 day severance announcement?

Amazing how fake news can spark real outrage.

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by B737900ER
Tue Sep 25, 2018 3:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Q2 2018: Airlines ranked by Profit and ASM/K growth y/y
Replies: 16
Views: 3088

Re: Q2 2018: Airlines ranked by Profit and ASM/K growth y/y

This can’t possibly be right. Don’t you know, nobody chooses the inferior product of the US3. At least that’s what I’ve read here on this website thousands of times. Everyone chooses SQ, EK, CX etc, never UA or AA.

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by B737900ER
Fri Aug 24, 2018 6:38 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Long delay on UA84 EWR-TLV
Replies: 49
Views: 8126

Re: Long delay on UA84 EWR-TLV

I have to say, we've definitely reached a whole new low Well it’s been this way for a while. I made the decision as an avation professional to stop posting helpful, accurate, eyewitness information on this site after I was derided, called a liar, and chastised over information I had intimate knowle...

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by B737900ER
Wed Aug 08, 2018 5:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Airlines Implements Use of iPads to Shorten maintenance Delays
Replies: 32
Views: 2875

Re: United Airlines Implements Use of iPads to Shorten maintenance Delays

This is old news and I assumed other airlines were/are doing the exact same thing. It’s been under development and testing for the past few years, but widespread use didn’t happen until April/May of this year when everyone transitioned. Before that you probably had maybe 10 people at the hubs testi...

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by B737900ER
Wed Aug 08, 2018 5:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Airlines Implements Use of iPads to Shorten maintenance Delays
Replies: 32
Views: 2875

Re: United Airlines Implements Use of iPads to Shorten maintenance Delays

Great news story, lots of hype and no substance. My biggest complaint about Boeing troubleshooting is we technicians are given very little data to work with especially on a 737. An auto mechanic has far more troubleshooting ability with obd2. I don't know what system UA is using but we've been usin...

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by B737900ER
Wed Aug 08, 2018 3:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Airlines Implements Use of iPads to Shorten maintenance Delays
Replies: 32
Views: 2875

Re: United Airlines Implements Use of iPads to Shorten maintenance Delays

Great news story, lots of hype and no substance. My biggest complaint about Boeing troubleshooting is we technicians are given very little data to work with especially on a 737. An auto mechanic has far more troubleshooting ability with obd2. I don't know what system UA is using but we've been usin...

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by B737900ER
Wed Aug 08, 2018 3:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Airlines Implements Use of iPads to Shorten maintenance Delays
Replies: 32
Views: 2875

Re: United Airlines Implements Use of I Pads to Shorten maintenance Delays

Cubsrule wrote:
presumably because that is before business hours at SFO.

TOMC is located in Chicago and runs 24/7

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by B737900ER
Tue Mar 06, 2018 4:58 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United replacing employee bonuses with new program
Replies: 125
Views: 12874

Re: United replacing employee bonuses with new program

The reality is that there are perfectly capable employees that are predisposed to some sort of health issue that will result in their calling in sick. I can’t believe I have to defend the position of being able to go SIXTY DAYS without calling in sick. That’s how many days you would typically work ...

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by B737900ER
Tue Mar 06, 2018 4:53 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United replacing employee bonuses with new program
Replies: 125
Views: 12874

Re: United replacing employee bonuses with new program

Moose135 wrote:
B737900ER wrote:
But if you can’t go three months without calling in sick you have a problem.

Yes, you may be sick.

Really?
That would be unacceptable attendance at most places

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by B737900ER
Tue Mar 06, 2018 4:12 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United replacing employee bonuses with new program
Replies: 125
Views: 12874

Re: United replacing employee bonuses with new program

I take care of myself, live a healthy lifestyle, and wash my hands. I’m not the only person with multiple years of perfect attendance. First time I’ve ever been criticized for not taking a sickcation Illness isn't necessarily a choice. There are many diseases which have no specific causal factors. ...

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by B737900ER
Tue Mar 06, 2018 4:11 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United replacing employee bonuses with new program
Replies: 125
Views: 12874

Re: United replacing employee bonuses with new program

I don't get where the sense of entitlement comes from? I get full well that all departments from front line to management work as a collective and that everyone contributes, but the reality is that some contribute more than others. If we want to talk about equitable, how about starting at doing eve...

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by B737900ER
Tue Mar 06, 2018 2:52 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United replacing employee bonuses with new program
Replies: 125
Views: 12874

Re: United replacing employee bonuses with new program

I don't get where the sense of entitlement comes from? I get full well that all departments from front line to management work as a collective and that everyone contributes, but the reality is that some contribute more than others. If we want to talk about equitable, how about starting at doing eve...

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by B737900ER
Tue Mar 06, 2018 2:45 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United replacing employee bonuses with new program
Replies: 125
Views: 12874

Re: United replacing employee bonuses with new program

So do you believe that if they had simply eliminated the bonus program that it would have been better-received? Yes Profit sharing was 80% less than this year compared to last. You didn’t hear that kind of outrage over that. According to the 3000+ employee comments the inequality seemed to be the d...

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by B737900ER
Mon Mar 05, 2018 11:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United replacing employee bonuses with new program
Replies: 125
Views: 12874

Re: United replacing employee bonuses with new program

If anything, the "outrage" has shown that the previous program had indeed become an de facto entitlement program and has likely outlived its original purpose. That implies management is on the right track to desire a replacement. I'll put my bet down that employees won't like the 2nd new ...

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by B737900ER
Mon Mar 05, 2018 7:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United replacing employee bonuses with new program
Replies: 125
Views: 12874

Re: United replacing employee bonuses with new program

On behalf of United Airlines, I just wanted to thank you for showing up to work while you were presumably sick, and in turn getting your coworkers sick, many of whom were considerate enough to call in sick so as not to infect other coworkers. You assume I get sick 20 years and you were 100% each an...

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by B737900ER
Mon Mar 05, 2018 12:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United replacing employee bonuses with new program
Replies: 125
Views: 12874

Re: United replacing employee bonuses with new program

I’ve had perfect attendance for close to two decades. Never been recognized by the company. Never won anything. Same will happen with this. 93% of employees won’t see a cent. We got close to 1400 dollars last year by hitting the metrics and it was a meaningful bonus and when the money started showi...

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by B737900ER
Sun Mar 04, 2018 3:16 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United replacing employee bonuses with new program
Replies: 125
Views: 12874

Re: United replacing employee bonuses with new program

UALifer wrote:
I'd wager that most employees hardly noticed the $100 that they got most months.

You’d loose that one. We got a 325 dollar check and a granola bar every quarter. The majority will notice it’s gone. I for one will miss the extra play dough

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by B737900ER
Sat Mar 03, 2018 8:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United replacing employee bonuses with new program
Replies: 125
Views: 12874

Re: United is taking away employee bonuses

In reality how many employees have perfect attendance over the year? This isn’t an attendance incentive. Your attendance really has little bearing on operational efficiency. I could be the laziest, dumbest emoloyeee and my bad work habits and incompetent decision will making actually contribute to ...

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by B737900ER
Sat Mar 03, 2018 7:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United replacing employee bonuses with new program
Replies: 125
Views: 12874

Re: United replacing employee bonuses with new program

I’ve had perfect attendance for close to two decades. Never been recognized by the company. Never won anything. Same will happen with this. 93% of employees won’t see a cent. We got close to 1400 dollars last year by hitting the metrics and it was a meaningful bonus and when the money started showin...

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by B737900ER
Wed Feb 21, 2018 6:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet Upgrade Status - 2018
Replies: 2242
Views: 296124

Re: United Fleet Upgrade Status - 2018

In theory .. there should be little difference in quality/workmanship between such locations.... but that would definitely be naive on my part. :wave: Besides, all things considered these days, it’s quite possible the quality of workmanship is superior elsewhere. :stirthepot: :duck: It’s not. Stats...

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by B737900ER
Wed Feb 21, 2018 6:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Polaris Promise Never Matched Reality
Replies: 256
Views: 34983

Re: United Polaris Promise Never Matched Reality

[ I don’t think people understand how incredibly complex it is to modify an airplane in the United States. Wow. Can't see how this would be any different from any other part of the world? ...Unless you imply that things are done to such a higher standard there, while in the rest of this vast third-...

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by B737900ER
Wed Feb 21, 2018 4:59 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Polaris Promise Never Matched Reality
Replies: 256
Views: 34983

Re: United Polaris Promise Never Matched Reality

ldvaviation wrote:

On that note, isn't it absurd that UA designed a business class seat that is optimized not for their 77W's, but for their 767's, a plane that is obsolete.

I think you have it backwards. The seat fits and functions the best on the 777. It is the worst on the 767.

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by B737900ER
Tue Feb 20, 2018 10:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Polaris Promise Never Matched Reality
Replies: 256
Views: 34983

Re: United Polaris Promise Never Matched Reality

How about UA simply only market flights with the new seat as Polaris, and market the rest as Business Class? Ding ding ding, we have a winner here. A straightforward approach that should certainly manage consumer expectations better. Because of the nature of the operation you don’t know which fligh...

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by B737900ER
Tue Feb 20, 2018 8:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Polaris Promise Never Matched Reality
Replies: 256
Views: 34983

Re: United Polaris Promise Never Matched Reality

The problem is that the old UA no longer exists. Instead the folks from co run the show and as they have shown since day one of this 'equal merger' they have no clue how to run an American international airline. They are in the big league now but still act like they are only serving Waco, Lubbock, ...

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by B737900ER
Tue Feb 20, 2018 8:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Polaris Promise Never Matched Reality
Replies: 256
Views: 34983

Re: United Polaris Promise Never Matched Reality

With so many soft product cuts under guise of feedback makes one wonder how United trialed all this? Was there not solid proof of concept testing before launching to determine what really customers want onboard and what works crew and galley wise? I either UA bungled the development of the concept ...

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by B737900ER
Tue Feb 20, 2018 8:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Polaris Promise Never Matched Reality
Replies: 256
Views: 34983

Re: United Polaris Promise Never Matched Reality

This. Heck, 5 years after merging there were bowling shoe livery jets, tulip jets and the current livery jets floating around. We all understand that it takes time to make sweeping changes but UA seems to really stretch that to the limit. Right, there was a picture on A-Net a few weeks ago showing ...

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by B737900ER
Tue Feb 20, 2018 8:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Polaris Promise Never Matched Reality
Replies: 256
Views: 34983

Re: United Polaris Promise Never Matched Reality

Here is what I don't understand: Why wouldn't they clearly label their offerings on their website as Polaris or non-Polaris? As many have said here, it's not about your best product - it's about your worst. Surely clearly delineating between the different hard products would have built up demand, p...

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by B737900ER
Tue Feb 20, 2018 6:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Polaris Promise Never Matched Reality
Replies: 256
Views: 34983

Re: United Polaris Promise Never Matched Reality

Sorry, I won't give UA much leeway due to seat manufacturer delays, as since day one UA published a very slow retrofit schedule, and did not even include the 787 fleet in the plans. At this rate by the time the last widebody gets done, it might be soon time for a new seat again. Keep in mind the UA...

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by B737900ER
Tue Feb 20, 2018 6:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Polaris Promise Never Matched Reality
Replies: 256
Views: 34983

Re: United Polaris Promise Never Matched Reality

Well, when you continue to take new aircraft with old J seats, you aren't doing yourself a favor. A decent portion of the 787-9 fleet could have been delivered with these. Instead.... we have the 773's and a handful of 763's. When you can’t get the seats what do you do? Do you not take the airplane...

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by B737900ER
Tue Feb 20, 2018 6:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Polaris Promise Never Matched Reality
Replies: 256
Views: 34983

Re: United Polaris Promise Never Matched Reality

Almost all of the changes were based on real world usage. Hardly anyone cared about the mimosa or Bloody Mary cart. People complained there was too much bedding. People complained about the champagne flutes, didn’t eat the cheese and passed on deserts. Wine tastings were a flop. UA or any of the US3...

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by B737900ER
Sun Feb 18, 2018 1:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet Upgrade Status - 2018
Replies: 2242
Views: 296124

Re: United Fleet Upgrade Status - 2018

Well, lower costs ALWAYS makes sense as money is the driving force behind everything in business. So, my next thought is: where are the more expensive “centers of excellence” and is labor just more expensive in such locations or is it actually much better work? I get taking the low cost option, but...

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by B737900ER
Sat Feb 17, 2018 3:15 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet Upgrade Status - 2018
Replies: 2242
Views: 296124

Re: United Fleet Upgrade Status - 2018

How does an airline like United select the locations for their refits, ala: Polaris? Why international centers and not domestic? Do these particular centers specialize in aircraft maintenance and refitting, is selection via a bidding process or something else? I would assume the global logistics fr...

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by B737900ER
Fri Feb 16, 2018 6:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Port Authority awards EWR Terminal One build contract
Replies: 18
Views: 3855

Re: Port Authority awards EWR Terminal One build contract

I wonder how big the bribe was to win that contract.

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by B737900ER
Fri Feb 16, 2018 6:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United 1175 - Engine Cowling Fails
Replies: 110
Views: 28905

Re: United 1175 - Engine Cowling Fails

na wrote:

Silly comment when there are hundreds of A380s, 748s and A340s around.


And how many of those are crossing the pacific each day?
Maybe 3. Twin engine is the standard. It’s not 1988 anymore.

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by B737900ER
Thu Feb 15, 2018 10:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Employee Uses Vulgarities Towards Customer @ PDX
Replies: 214
Views: 17641

Re: Delta Employee Uses Vulgarities Towards Customer @ PDX

Nearly killing someone for refusing to move off a seat when it was his legal right to stay is hardly "nothing right" in my opinion. Those employees deserved a lengthy jail sentence if you ask me. Sadistic brutes who only took the job to get some sort of twisted pleasure out of causing bod...

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by B737900ER
Thu Feb 15, 2018 9:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Employee Uses Vulgarities Towards Customer @ PDX
Replies: 214
Views: 17641

Re: Delta Employee Uses Vulgarities Towards Customer @ PDX

Nearly killing someone for refusing to move off a seat when it was his legal right to stay is hardly "nothing right" in my opinion. Those employees deserved a lengthy jail sentence if you ask me. Sadistic brutes who only took the job to get some sort of twisted pleasure out of causing bod...

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by B737900ER
Thu Feb 15, 2018 4:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United 1175 - Engine Cowling Fails
Replies: 110
Views: 28905

Re: United 1175 - Engine Cowling Fails

tail number for this 777? wanting to see if I have flown on it. N773UA, Ship 2473 That is one of the test 777 airplanes, with n777ua being the first production one. A family member of mine who flies for UA has flown that airplane. I'm seeing a similarity here, as NWA 85's accident was a 744 that wa...

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by B737900ER
Thu Feb 15, 2018 1:38 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United 1175 - Engine Cowling Fails
Replies: 110
Views: 28905

Re: United 1175 - Engine Cowling Fails

DocLightning wrote:

They could go hunting, after all they do know exactly where the A/C was when the failure occurred.

They can’t find an entire 777. There’s no way they would spot an engine cowl. That thing is gone. I doubt it would tell them any thing about the incident anyway.

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by B737900ER
Thu Feb 15, 2018 1:36 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United 1175 - Engine Cowling Fails
Replies: 110
Views: 28905

Re: United 1175 - Engine Cowling Fails

na wrote:

No way I´d fly on a Twin over the open Pacific.

Your options are extremely limited if that’s truly the case.

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by B737900ER
Tue Feb 06, 2018 10:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Norwegian released worst forever monthly RASK 0,26 NOK
Replies: 113
Views: 19022

Re: Norwegian released worst forever monthly RASK 0,26 NOK

GamingPolaris wrote:
Where in the paragraph do I state that it offends me? It doesn’t, the title is just misleading.

What part of the title is misleading?

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