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by cbphoto
Thu Sep 20, 2018 5:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Jet Airways flight turns back to BOM after cabin pressure loss causes nosebleeds
Replies: 28
Views: 3454

Re: Jet Airways flight turns back to BOM after cabin pressure loss causes nosebleeds

I can't speak for the 737, as I don't fly that equipment. However, on the MD-80 series aircraft, there is an automatic and a manual way of controlling the cabin pressurization. During normal, routine operations, the pressurization system is controlled automatically, with little inputs from the fligh...

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by cbphoto
Tue Sep 11, 2018 11:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Confirmed: EI to MSP and YUL in 2019
Replies: 176
Views: 10537

Re: Aer Lingus rumor - announcement 9/12

If it is MSP, I just don’t see how it will work. Also, with DL always defending their fortress hubs, expect them to announce MSP-DUB. There is no way Delta will let EI succeed on the route. I think you are confusing your statement with Northwest Airlines. They would have defended MSP to the bitter ...

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by cbphoto
Thu Sep 06, 2018 6:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What's next for Allegiant? - discussion thread
Replies: 536
Views: 59561

Re: What's next for Allegiant? - discussion thread

MD-80 retirement update!!! So it looks like some of you will get your wish. November 28th will have a special commemorative MD-80 Flight LAS-FAT-LAS. November 26th is the final day of scheduled MD-80 service, with a retirement ceramony in SFB on the 27th. Do you know if this dispels the rumor that ...

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by cbphoto
Thu Sep 06, 2018 5:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What's next for Allegiant? - discussion thread
Replies: 536
Views: 59561

Re: What's next for Allegiant? - discussion thread

MD-80 retirement update!!! So it looks like some of you will get your wish. November 28th will have a special commemorative MD-80 Flight LAS-FAT-LAS. November 26th is the final day of scheduled MD-80 service, with a retirement ceramony in SFB on the 27th. Good to hear that the LAS-FAT-LAS commemora...

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by cbphoto
Thu Sep 06, 2018 3:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What's next for Allegiant? - discussion thread
Replies: 536
Views: 59561

Re: What's next for Allegiant? - discussion thread

MD-80 retirement update!!! So it looks like some of you will get your wish. November 28th will have a special commemorative MD-80 Flight LAS-FAT-LAS. November 26th is the final day of scheduled MD-80 service, with a retirement ceramony in SFB on the 27th.

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by cbphoto
Thu Sep 06, 2018 1:55 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What's next for Allegiant? - discussion thread
Replies: 536
Views: 59561

Re: What's next for Allegiant? - discussion thread

Will there be any significant MD-80 retirements between now and November or are they going to keep most of the fleet until the end at this point? All the MD-80s will be gone by November 25 making G4 completely Airbus. So, between now and then we'll see around 23-25ish MD-80s head to the desert. Sch...

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by cbphoto
Sat Aug 18, 2018 4:34 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What's next for Allegiant? - discussion thread
Replies: 536
Views: 59561

Re: What's next for Allegiant? - discussion thread

If I was a betting man, I would say one route might have the honor of the last scheduled flight, but I would imagine the MD-80 subbing some of the scheduled Airbus routes until the very end. So I don’t know if the last MD-80 route would ever be announced. Also rumors are flying around (no pun inten...

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by cbphoto
Fri Aug 17, 2018 9:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What's next for Allegiant? - discussion thread
Replies: 536
Views: 59561

Re: What's next for Allegiant? - discussion thread

Does anyone have any info on what and when the last MD-80 flights will be yet? I know they are scheduled for retirement just after thanksgiving, but do we know what the last flights will be out of SFB and LAS? Some of that was posted several months ago upthread. Allegiant execs have been saying for...

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by cbphoto
Mon Aug 06, 2018 6:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Comedy of errors by JET Airways crew
Replies: 24
Views: 7256

Re: Comedy of errors by JET Airways crew

It took a lot of effort on the part of the crew to screw this up, given that there were NOTAMS about the new taxiway, which of course has signage, marking, lighting and size consistent with a taxiway rather than a runway, and is visibly-shorter from the departure point. Not trying to defend this cr...

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by cbphoto
Fri Jul 27, 2018 11:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Atlas Air bends a 767
Replies: 120
Views: 32337

Re: Atlas Air bends a 767

BojamDelta wrote:
Happened to an ANA 767 too didn't it?

Bo)am


Yup, ANA as well as Thompson had one in CUN some years back. It’s rare, but not unheard of in the 767 line.

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by cbphoto
Fri Jul 27, 2018 11:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Spirit flight diverts after fliers fall ill from 'dirty sock' smell
Replies: 12
Views: 3300

Re: Spirit flight diverts after fliers fall ill from 'dirty sock' smell

Yeah this "smelly socks" thing is a not-uncommon issue on the A320 series, and it's fairly-clearly something related to bleed air, and often to the APU. Beyond that there are many theories. Pall Corporation has the STC on the A320 series for a system that filters VOCs and almost everythin...

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by cbphoto
Fri Jul 27, 2018 8:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Atlas Air bends a 767
Replies: 120
Views: 32337

Re: Atlas Air bends a 767

Rumor is the Captain was doing OE (operating experience) and it was his first landing on the 767. Not the first 767 to bend that way either, hopefully she is repaired and flys again soon!

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by cbphoto
Fri Jul 27, 2018 6:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Spirit flight diverts after fliers fall ill from 'dirty sock' smell
Replies: 12
Views: 3300

Re: Spirit flight diverts after fliers fall ill from 'dirty sock' smell

This has nothing to do with hygiene and is a semi-common, yet dangerous phenomenon happening on some airplanes. The best theory is essentially APU oil is being compressed and vaporized into the cabin though a faulty seal or something to that affect. When the oil breaks down, you get a series of chem...

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by cbphoto
Wed Jul 25, 2018 3:10 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: MD-8X firefighter: why gear down on retardant drops?
Replies: 21
Views: 4283

Re: MD-8X firefighter: why gear down on retardant drops?

Based on the position of the flaps, I'd guess to say that the main reason is to eliminate the gear horn. Though I can't say that for certain, just a generalization based on what I can see in the photo. If you want to avoid a horn ( knowing is a false alarm or being aware of the “real problem” like ...

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by cbphoto
Tue Jul 24, 2018 9:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: MD-8X firefighter: why gear down on retardant drops?
Replies: 21
Views: 4283

Re: MD-8X firefighter: why gear down on retardant drops?

Because of the position of the engines, the aircraft has be at a slow airspeed to drop the retardent, which requires the gear to be extended, with flaps in the landing position. Earlier on they had issues at higher speeds where the engines were ingesting the retardent.

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by cbphoto
Mon Jul 16, 2018 10:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What's next for Allegiant? - discussion thread
Replies: 536
Views: 59561

Re: What's next for Allegiant? - discussion thread

What’s the odds of the A220 wearing a G4 livery? Next to none. Allegiant has just spent the last 5+ years trying to get back to a single fleet type airline. The A319/320 combo works great for what they do. I would think we would be more likely to see the A321 in their fleet well before the A220 wou...

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by cbphoto
Thu Jul 12, 2018 10:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What's next for Allegiant? - discussion thread
Replies: 536
Views: 59561

Re: What's next for Allegiant? - discussion thread

I'm hearing that Airbus is making agressive offers to offload the Iran A320s. Is there a chance G4 might take them? I ask as I do not have good insight into their ability nor willingness to take on more debt, in particular due to their growing real estate empire. Or will what I perceive to be rapid...

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by cbphoto
Thu Jun 28, 2018 2:33 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Sun Country adds 5 routes from PDX
Replies: 75
Views: 12129

Re: Sun Country adds 5 routes from PDX

any yet, strangely, Allegiant failed, and Southwest hasn't even yet tried. lot less about LAX, and more about HNL. Where did you ever get the notion Allegiant failed at Hawaii? Allegiant was making a killing off of LAX and LAS, and LAX-HNL was far more profitable then they ever imagined. The only r...

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by cbphoto
Thu Jun 28, 2018 2:19 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why Allegiant flights at MIA?
Replies: 2
Views: 828

Re: Why Allegiant flights at MIA?

AAR does heavy maintenance for Allegiant down in MIA.

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by cbphoto
Wed Jun 27, 2018 9:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Sun Country adds 5 routes from PDX
Replies: 75
Views: 12129

Re: Sun Country adds 5 routes from PDX

Why? To me, this is a clear indication that their LAX - HNL has been working well. Any idiot and his idiot brother can fill seats out of LAX. That means absolutely nothing any yet, strangely, Allegiant failed, and Southwest hasn't even yet tried. lot less about LAX, and more about HNL. Where did yo...

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by cbphoto
Tue Jun 26, 2018 4:07 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What's next for Allegiant? - discussion thread
Replies: 536
Views: 59561

Re: What's next for Allegiant? - discussion thread

A320 Reg. N260NV is currently enroute to BGR from SNN. These have been coming through BGR every few weeks in recent months. I've seen at least four come through. This is former Saudi Arabian AIrlines Reg. HZ-AS13 https://flightaware.com/live/flight/N260NV Allegiant A320 N260NV is now en route from ...

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by cbphoto
Thu Jun 21, 2018 2:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Fewer than 400 MD-80/90 on airfleets
Replies: 85
Views: 12033

Re: Fewer than 400 MD-80/90 on airfleets

I wonder if there is any chance of a new US start-up low-cost airline that would be willing to take some of DL's and AA's MD 80/90s. Probably very cheap... There is 0 chance. When DL and AA get rid of theirs any support for the aircraft will essentially be gone. Parts just aren’t there. Remember th...

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by cbphoto
Thu Jun 21, 2018 2:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: EK221 DXB-DFW diverts to MSP?
Replies: 11
Views: 3738

Re: EK221 DXB-DFW diverts to MSP?

Most likely a medical diversion if I had to put money on it. Not 100% sure though.

Edited: Confirmed it was a medical diversion.

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by cbphoto
Thu Jun 21, 2018 3:30 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ryanair leads the way with best margin
Replies: 8
Views: 1592

Re: Ryanair leads the way with best margin

Ryanair, Hawaiian and Copa are the top airliner with highest operating margin. Southwest, Frontier and Alaska also makes the top ten. Shocking that UA is at the bottom with 10% margin. https://news.alphastreet.com/report-suggests-customers-prefer-lower-airfares-over-other-factors/ Funny you forgot ...

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by cbphoto
Mon Jun 18, 2018 3:07 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Allegiant's MD80s vs Delta's MD80s
Replies: 30
Views: 5692

Re: Allegiant's MD80s vs Delta's MD80s

Here is the thing that most people here don’t get. Every airline has its issues, and I know people to who fly MD80s at Delta, who have some of the same issues Allegiant has on their fleet. One big factor, is Delta does a better job at PR and keeping the events isolated. Allegiant was fighting an ugl...

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by cbphoto
Fri Jun 15, 2018 6:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Passenger films runway excursion
Replies: 20
Views: 7370

Re: Passenger films runway excursion

Makes me wonder if this is a case similar to the DL accident at LGA where rudder authority / reverse thrust issues come to play I was going to say the same thing. They start to loose control when the reversers are at their max it sounds likes. Due to the Delta incident, the reverser EPR limits on t...

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by cbphoto
Fri Jun 15, 2018 6:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What's next for Allegiant? - discussion thread
Replies: 536
Views: 59561

Re: What's next for Allegiant? - discussion thread

All I hear is SHOULD HAVE KEPT THE LAST 3 MD-80s A LITTLE LONGER Any hope of some being pulled from the desert? That likely wouldn’t have fixed anything. 80s arn’t the problem, they have a few spares in the system actually, 80 wise, but crews for the 80s is what is hurting G4. With a good chunk of ...

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by cbphoto
Wed Jun 13, 2018 5:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Spirit launches AVL
Replies: 28
Views: 2790

Re: Spirit launches AVL

Wow! GSO didn’t surprise me at all, but AVL definitely does for the main reason of how well G4 has these routes covered out of there. Does anyone think G4 may have caught wind of the NK arrival to AVL as G4 just loaded last week a fairly substantial increase in service to SFB and FLL from AVL? Star...

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by cbphoto
Wed Jun 13, 2018 5:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Spirit launches AVL
Replies: 28
Views: 2790

Re: Spirit launches AVL

Wow! GSO didn’t surprise me at all, but AVL definitely does for the main reason of how well G4 has these routes covered out of there. Does anyone think G4 may have caught wind of the NK arrival to AVL as G4 just loaded last week a fairly substantial increase in service to SFB and FLL from AVL? Star...

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by cbphoto
Sat Jun 09, 2018 11:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Allegiant and PIE
Replies: 31
Views: 2760

Re: Allegiant and PIE

And as a side note we have 3 total MD80s operating out of here. 410, 420, 878 were here this morning. Was told they would be here until the end of the month. Y E S!!! Thank God for this thread Got a newer update today that they may be here through the summer. I am curious though if they will rotate...

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by cbphoto
Sat Jun 09, 2018 11:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Report Released on Westjet Near Water Impact at SXM
Replies: 51
Views: 7214

Re: Report Released on Westjet Near Water Impact at SXM

There is another element that may have had something to do with this and I have not seen it discussed above. Windshield wipers. I don't know how they are in the 737; I have been in the jumpseat but not in inclement weather. But in one airliner that I have flown that has a windshield which was desig...

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by cbphoto
Wed Jun 06, 2018 3:09 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: G4 expanding in AVL
Replies: 17
Views: 1861

Re: G4 expanding in AVL

What is the catchment area for this airport? Quite a bit of DL regional flights to ATL. What's the traffic source? There are tons of high-end resorts and neighborhoods in the area that many retired Floridians have up in the mountains. There are some amazing private clubs within an hour of AVL. I th...

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by cbphoto
Wed Jun 06, 2018 3:01 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Potential 4th Commercial Airport — Washington, DC area
Replies: 56
Views: 4273

Re: Potential 4th Commercial Airport — Washington, DC area

People are making a bigger deal out of the 100 ft width then need be. Plenty of airports have commercial, mainline jet service with 100 foot runways. 6000 ft is short though, and will definitely limit the operations there.

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by cbphoto
Mon May 14, 2018 9:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A Sichuan Airlines’ Lhasa-bound flight from CKG made emergency landing at CTU after cockpit window broke
Replies: 61
Views: 10747

Re: A Sichuan Airlines’ Lhasa-bound flight from CKG made emergency landing at CTU after cockpit window broke

Wonder if the windshield was replaced recently and if the window didn’t cure long enough, or had a bad cure on it? Interesting non the less and glad the FO survived.

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by cbphoto
Sat May 12, 2018 3:33 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WN 1380 flight crew on ABC's 20.20-Friday
Replies: 12
Views: 1362

Re: WN 1380 flight crew on ABC's 20.20-Friday

Who cares? She didn’t do anything heroic she just did her job. The plane was was flying just fine. Bingo, thank you for summing up my thoughts exactly. I myself have over 10,000 hours and I’m currently an airline Captain, and I think this is blown way out of proportion. Too much glamor over a fatal...

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by cbphoto
Sat May 12, 2018 2:24 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WN 1380 flight crew on ABC's 20.20-Friday
Replies: 12
Views: 1362

Re: WN 1380 flight crew on ABC's 20.20-Friday

Who cares? She didn’t do anything heroic she just did her job. The plane was was flying just fine. Bingo, thank you for summing up my thoughts exactly. I myself have over 10,000 hours and I’m currently an airline Captain, and I think this is blown way out of proportion. Too much glamor over a fatal...

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by cbphoto
Wed May 09, 2018 9:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DOT to Audit FAA's Oversight of AA and G4
Replies: 10
Views: 1951

Re: DOT to Audit FAA's Oversight of AA and G4

Wonder how Southwest didn’t get involved in this audit as well, with all the whistle blowing and stuff happening there right now.

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by cbphoto
Wed May 02, 2018 10:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Employees to Get New Uniforms
Replies: 124
Views: 16673

Re: Delta Employees to Get New Uniforms

jb1087xna wrote:
DL added an instagram post today announcing the change is happening later this month. Definitely purple!


As I know someone who flys for them personally, it is indeed a plum purple, and they look hideous in person. Not too sure what Delta was thinking.

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by cbphoto
Wed May 02, 2018 5:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WN Window Delamination (May 2) Causes Emergency Landing
Replies: 39
Views: 7374

Re: WN Window Delamination 5/2/18 Causes Emergency Landing

Man, window seats keep getting easier to find for those in the “C” boarding group.

Glad everything turned out alright though!!

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by cbphoto
Sun Apr 29, 2018 8:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 60 Minutes to skewer Allegiant Air this Sunday
Replies: 177
Views: 30949

Re: 60 Minutes to skewer Allegiant Air this Sunday

It DID happen to DL. It's just that when DL shipped oxy generators across country on an MD80, stopping along the way, and they ended up catching fire, they did so after they had been unloaded from the aircraft, so they went up on the ramp. The difference is that DL INTENDED to ship them, whereas Va...

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by cbphoto
Wed Apr 25, 2018 12:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What do airline pilots think of Spirit Airlines pilots?
Replies: 4
Views: 1234

Re: What do airline pilots think of Spirit Airlines pilots?

Do they think they are inferior because they fly for a ULCC. Is it easier to get seniority there? No and yes. For a while, Spirit had a great contract and in some respect, was envied by a lot of pilot groups. It’s easy to get seniority anywhere these days, with the large anount of hiring and retire...

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by cbphoto
Sun Apr 22, 2018 1:49 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 60 Minutes to skewer Allegiant Air this Sunday
Replies: 177
Views: 30949

Re: 60 Minutes to skewer Allegiant Air this Sunday

Just like with every coin, with every story there are two sides... I watched the entire show last night and though it may seem sensationalist or one-sided. But to me, Allegiant has been very lucky that they have not had an accident with fatality and it's clear that safety is not a top priority with...

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by cbphoto
Sun Apr 15, 2018 11:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 60 Minutes to skewer Allegiant Air this Sunday
Replies: 177
Views: 30949

Re: 60 Minutes to skewer Allegiant Air this Sunday

Union hit piece over firing a pilot. Ohhhhhhhhh. THAT GUY. I thought they were done with him. I'm pretty confident that he's the kind of guy that nobody would have wanted to fly with. Is this the one where he popped the slides and evac'd on the runway, putting passengers at risk, without ever confi...

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by cbphoto
Sat Apr 14, 2018 12:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 60 Minutes to skewer Allegiant Air this Sunday
Replies: 177
Views: 30949

Re: 60 Minutes to skewer Allegiant Air this Sunday

Now, let's look up which of the few airlines have a perfect safety record to see what airlines one should fly. Oh wait - Allegiant is the first result. Now let's scroll down to the Ds - wait what- no DL,, no UA, NO AA!!! hmmmmm..... It’s been so long since any of those airlines had a mainline accid...

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by cbphoto
Fri Apr 13, 2018 11:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 60 Minutes to skewer Allegiant Air this Sunday
Replies: 177
Views: 30949

Re: 60 Minutes to skewer Allegiant Air this Sunday

This would have been good a few years ago, but let’s face it, almost everything they will aire on this segment wpuld have happened a few years ago. I can say for certain Allegiant’s maintenance is getting better, thanks to some upper management changes in the maintenance department and an ever growi...

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by cbphoto
Sat Mar 31, 2018 12:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Spirit Airlines Repaint Progress
Replies: 55
Views: 8371

Re: Spirit Airlines Repaint Progress

I believe Frontier might qualify for 3 distinct variations: A Whole New Animal, FRONTIER.COM, and the newest colors. Not completely distinctive but different enough to be, well, different... Agreed! And to expand on that, Allegiant technically has 3 different distinct variations as well. Their old,...

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by cbphoto
Mon Mar 26, 2018 11:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Great Lakes (ZK) suspends operations
Replies: 86
Views: 11547

Great Lakes (ZK) suspends operations

Just came through the wire that Great Lakes suspended operations today. Their website seems to confirm the news as well.

Never thought I would see the day the proverbial cockroach finally dies. Some will miss it, most wont for sure!

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by cbphoto
Fri Mar 16, 2018 4:50 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Does the Tailcone Emergency Exit On The MD-80 Still Operate With American Operators?
Replies: 27
Views: 4452

Re: Does the Tailcone Emergency Exit On The MD-80 Still Operate With American Operators?

Allegiant is a long shot with their shoddy maintenance. Care to substantiate this statement? From the top of my memory. A vauge memory of either a mini documentary or Airliners.Net forum on Allegiant's maintenance and the FAA. Also just the general discussion amongst some chaps on discord with it's...

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by cbphoto
Fri Mar 16, 2018 3:33 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Does the Tailcone Emergency Exit On The MD-80 Still Operate With American Operators?
Replies: 27
Views: 4452

Re: Does the Tailcone Emergency Exit On The MD-80 Still Operate With American Operators?

I’m not sure what you mean with using the emergency exit? The emergency exit and rear air stairs are really two separate devises when it comes to the MD-80. The emergency exit involves the tail cone being ejected from the main fuselage and an inflatable slide that is used for emergency egress. The r...

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by cbphoto
Sun Feb 25, 2018 12:37 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: G4 denies woman boarding due to dog.
Replies: 4
Views: 1798

Re: G4 denies woman boarding due to dog.

Why is this even news? If you don’t have the paperwork, you don’t get on? It would be like the news headlining a story, “Women misses flight she never had a ticket on.”

Must be a very slow news day. At least Allegiant rebooked her, though I don’t think they were obligated too.

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