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by SpeedbirdHeavy
Sun Feb 13, 2005 10:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: John Travota Boeing 707 @ LAX
Replies: 31
Views: 4941

RE: John Travota Boeing 707 @ LAX

Well, <acronym title="Transair (Australia)">JT</acronym> took off from <acronym title="Phoenix - Sky Harbor International (PHX / KPHX), USA - Arizona">PHX</acronym> on 2/3. The flight plan had him heading to Los Cabos, Mexico. Then he showed up in Jacksonville on 2/6. I didn't know he squeezed in <a...

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by SpeedbirdHeavy
Sun Feb 13, 2005 2:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: John Travota Boeing 707 @ LAX
Replies: 31
Views: 4941

RE: John Travota Boeing 707 @ LAX

So, in the last month or so, John Travolta has been in <acronym title="Lan Chile">LA</acronym>, Phoenix, Las Cabos, Mexico, Jacksonville and now back to <acronym title="Lan Chile">LA</acronym>. That's the great thing about this forum. We can get a glimpse into the life of a major star. There are man...

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by SpeedbirdHeavy
Sun Feb 13, 2005 1:06 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Has Anyone On The Board Flown A SWA/ATA Codeshare?
Replies: 20
Views: 5160

RE: Has Anyone On The Board Flown A SWA/ATA Codeshare?

One of the issues of the codeshare that I have never seen discussed is interline baggage handling. SWA has never done it before. Is that now happening at both airlines?

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by SpeedbirdHeavy
Fri Feb 11, 2005 3:22 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Allegiant At GYR
Replies: 2
Views: 1817

Allegiant At GYR

I was took a trip down to <acronym title="Goodyear - Phoenix / Goodyear (Litchfield Municipal) (GYR), USA - Arizona">GYR</acronym> this last weekend and saw one Allegiant <acronym title="Air Madagascar">MD</acronym>-?? at the side of the main Timco hangar. As I was walking around the perimeter, I sa...

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by SpeedbirdHeavy
Fri Feb 11, 2005 12:14 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA Retires New Liveried 737
Replies: 26
Views: 9808

RE: UA Retires New Liveried 737

<i>one thing you have to remember....all of the 737's that were painted were carrying a hybrid shuttle paint job....white fuselage, blue shuttle titles...before they were repainted. That paint job didn't fit with the image <acronym title="United Airlines (USA)">UA</acronym> was trying to project...i...

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by SpeedbirdHeavy
Thu Feb 10, 2005 2:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA Retires New Liveried 737
Replies: 26
Views: 9808

RE: UA Retires New Liveried 737

I couldn't see the tail number. It had to be one of the first 737's painted though. Maybe someone else could shed some light.

Seems to me like that was very poor planning on UA's part.

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by SpeedbirdHeavy
Thu Feb 10, 2005 3:43 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA Retires New Liveried 737
Replies: 26
Views: 9808

UA Retires New Liveried 737

In a stroke of what is pure corporate genius, United retired a 737 that carried the new livery. I'm assuming that plane flew around for no more than a few months (if that), and was retired to <acronym title="Goodyear - Phoenix / Goodyear (Litchfield Municipal) (GYR), USA - Arizona">GYR</acronym>, wh...

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by SpeedbirdHeavy
Mon Feb 07, 2005 3:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Travolta's 707 At PHX
Replies: 7
Views: 3266

RE: Travolta's 707 At PHX

The plane departed <acronym title="Phoenix - Sky Harbor International (PHX / KPHX), USA - Arizona">PHX</acronym> a couple of days ago. The flight plan had it going to Los Cabos, Mexico. But, then John Travolta popped up at the Super Bowl. So, there's a possibility that the 707 is parked at the Jacks...

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by SpeedbirdHeavy
Wed Feb 02, 2005 3:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 717 Question
Replies: 3
Views: 3514

Boeing 717 Question

What was the 717 originally going to be called under the McDonnell-Douglas banner?

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by SpeedbirdHeavy
Tue Jan 25, 2005 5:21 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: NWA Busy Retiring DC-9s This Month
Replies: 21
Views: 8116

RE: NWA Busy Retiring DC-9s This Month

<i><acronym title="Northwest Airlines (USA)">NW</acronym> has also been doing a lot of military charters in and out of <acronym title="Marana - Pinal Airpark (Silver Bell AHP) (MZJ), USA - Arizona">MZJ</acronym>, so if you see 744's & DC-10's going to/from there, it always could be that too.</i> I d...

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by SpeedbirdHeavy
Sun Jan 23, 2005 6:38 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 380 Problem Spotted...
Replies: 33
Views: 14974

380 Problem Spotted...

<i>If the giant nose gear door flaps when opened, encounter a heavy crosswind or an updraft into the massive gear storage compartment while on a short final...it surely will be felt in the control of this ship, this is a giant control surface! any data on this?</i> I've seen these types of postings ...

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by SpeedbirdHeavy
Sun Jan 23, 2005 12:08 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DC-10 Falling Apart And Still Flying?
Replies: 24
Views: 10107

RE: DC-10 Falling Apart And Still Flying?

It looks like they use it for missile testing by actually firing missiles at it.

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by SpeedbirdHeavy
Sat Jan 22, 2005 1:38 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: "Airline" The TV Show. Bad PR For WN?
Replies: 77
Views: 8165

RE: "Airline" The TV Show. Bad PR For WN?

Most of the people who have been denied boarding....deserve it! If anything, it should teach people that maybe they shouldn't drink before flying. I'm sure all airline employees hear "I'm calling my lawyer" at least 5 times a day. The reason why the show is beginning to bore me is because there isn'...

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by SpeedbirdHeavy
Sat Jan 22, 2005 1:34 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: MD-11 Status At GYR
Replies: 1
Views: 3370

MD-11 Status At GYR

Quite a few Delta MD-11's are currently sitting at Goodyear. They've been there quite awhile. I thought Timco was going to convert them to freighters. If so, they are sure taking their time.

Does anyone know the status of these planes?

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by SpeedbirdHeavy
Thu Jan 20, 2005 3:00 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airlines Without Fatalaties
Replies: 62
Views: 11068

RE: Airlines Without Fatalaties

Ah yeah...Qantas...defintely Qantas....yeah.

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by SpeedbirdHeavy
Fri Jan 14, 2005 10:38 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: US F/A "Sickout" -- The Facts
Replies: 45
Views: 9170

RE: US F/A "Sickout" -- The Facts

<i>But the one thing a union understands is a collective agreement and you never see us reopening the contract because we got our numbers wrong..</i> Another thing unions understand is how to drive an airline out of business. Sorry, but loading luggage into an aircraft is an unskilled job and these ...

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by SpeedbirdHeavy
Fri Jan 14, 2005 10:32 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: John Travolta At PHX
Replies: 2
Views: 2715

John Travolta At PHX

I just got a picture of the Qantas bird. Beautiful! I don't know why he's here, but I've always wanted to see that plane.

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by SpeedbirdHeavy
Sat Jan 01, 2005 9:26 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: US F/A "Sickout" -- The Facts
Replies: 45
Views: 9170

RE: US F/A "Sickout" -- The Facts

It's all a moot point. These employees will have plenty of time to hang out at home when they don't have their jobs anymore and the airline is grounded. And because loading luggage into an airplane is a "highly skilled" job, they can probably get a job at McDonald's. Way to shoot yourselves in the h...

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by SpeedbirdHeavy
Thu Dec 16, 2004 11:22 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Desert "Boneyard" Tours
Replies: 13
Views: 7962

RE: Desert "Boneyard" Tours

<i>I've done the Davis-Monthan boneyard tour, its really worth it! It lasts a good while and its very thorough. There were some commercial aircraft there, 2 727-100s, a bunch of 707s; among the endless amounts of A10s, F104s, etc..</i> The Davis-Monthan tour really shows you how painful it is to be ...

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by SpeedbirdHeavy
Sun Dec 05, 2004 2:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Are These Really 747-100?
Replies: 42
Views: 12348

RE: Are These Really 747-100?

.. You can also put 744 engines on a 742.

Just out of curiosity - has this ever been done? If so, can someone take an example?


Air Force One is a 747-200, with -400 engines.

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by SpeedbirdHeavy
Sat Dec 04, 2004 3:53 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA 744 In Such Bad Shape?
Replies: 18
Views: 9034

RE: UA 744 In Such Bad Shape?

I believe that 744 could be put back into service within days. Even though it looks dirty, I'm sure all the essential aircraft systems have been sealed and maintained. It just probably needs a good cleaning......unless it goes to Air France.  <img src="/discussions/graphics/spin.gif" ALT="Smile...

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by SpeedbirdHeavy
Fri Nov 26, 2004 12:29 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Youngest NWA DC-9 Out There
Replies: 28
Views: 5373

RE: Youngest NWA DC-9 Out There

Instead, turn this into a NWA DC-9 thread, and talk about the same damn thing we've been talking about for years! Can we ban NWA DC-9 threads completely? There's nothing left to discuss. I have to admit, it does take guts to blatantly post about an NWA DC-9. But, you do so at your own peril. Flames ...

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by SpeedbirdHeavy
Mon Nov 22, 2004 12:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Victorville!
Replies: 15
Views: 2889

RE: Victorville!

Who owns the TWA Convair aircraft at Victorville? They've been there for years and I wonder why they haven't been scrapped?

They've certainly outlasted TWA.

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by SpeedbirdHeavy
Fri Nov 19, 2004 12:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 747 In ABQ?
Replies: 3
Views: 2971

RE: 747 In ABQ?

Does anyone know the old BA tail number to that 747 at ABQ?

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by SpeedbirdHeavy
Thu Nov 11, 2004 2:13 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The 777 A Boring Aircraft?
Replies: 52
Views: 10473

RE: The 777 A Boring Aircraft?

Is this a boring thread that wastes bandwidth and time and really doesn't discuss any kind of aviation issue?

Lets follow it up with:

Are runway markings white enough?

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by SpeedbirdHeavy
Thu Nov 04, 2004 2:51 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Where's Michael Moore?
Replies: 33
Views: 2590

RE: Where's Michael Moore?

<i>He has shown facts that makes your President look bad, and you don't like it. Simple as that.</i> If you take "Fahrenheit 911" as fact, then you are as uneducated as the rest of the people who do too. But, if you're not in the country, how can you even make that opinion, as you don't have a clue ...

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by SpeedbirdHeavy
Thu Nov 04, 2004 2:32 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Where's Michael Moore?
Replies: 33
Views: 2590

RE: Where's Michael Moore?

<i>I feel SHAME due to all this replies on this thread. France? Unless the French population is adult, no teenager like many North American "adults"!!! This type of behaviour is similar to the Nazis one. Just discrepancy is killed!!! And remember one thing... <acronym title="Aloha Airlines (USA)">AQ...

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by SpeedbirdHeavy
Thu Nov 04, 2004 2:20 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: How Long Until Powell Resigns?
Replies: 23
Views: 1955

RE: How Long Until Powell Resigns?

I wish he would stick around....and then run for President!

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by SpeedbirdHeavy
Thu Nov 04, 2004 2:14 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Where's Michael Moore?
Replies: 33
Views: 2590

RE: Where's Michael Moore?

Hopefully, on the way to his new home France.

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by SpeedbirdHeavy
Wed Oct 13, 2004 12:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: It's(Un)Official WN Will Open Two Cities Next Year
Replies: 61
Views: 9963

RE: It's(Un)Official WN Will Open Two Cities Next Year

Is it a "city" or "destination?"

I'm going to say DFW will be announced as a new "destination."

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by SpeedbirdHeavy
Wed Oct 06, 2004 1:35 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Comet At ORD
Replies: 12
Views: 4738

RE: Comet At ORD

Never mind. I found some information: Delivered January 1960 to Mexicana. Withdrawn from Service - 1970. Registered N999WA Westernair in June 1974. Redmond Air of Redmond bought the Comet in 1976. It was 'sold' to Dick Drost and was delivered to O'Hare in December that year. The sale collapsed and b...

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by SpeedbirdHeavy
Wed Oct 06, 2004 1:31 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Comet At ORD
Replies: 12
Views: 4738

RE: Comet At ORD

That's the plane I was thinking of. Who is Dick Drost?

Does anyone have the history on this bird?

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by SpeedbirdHeavy
Tue Oct 05, 2004 1:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Comet At ORD
Replies: 12
Views: 4738

RE: Comet At ORD

It was actually there before T5 was built. It was parked just north of the threshold of 32R. There used to be dark colored hangars, which have since been torn down. The Comet probably left when those were torn down.

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by SpeedbirdHeavy
Tue Oct 05, 2004 12:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Comet At ORD
Replies: 12
Views: 4738

Comet At ORD

What ever happened to the Comet that was parked at ORD for a few years? Who actually owned that thing?

Rumor had it, that it had a VIP interior.

Anyone know?

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by SpeedbirdHeavy
Wed Sep 29, 2004 3:24 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Jet Blue Is Coming To PHX! Look Out WN!
Replies: 43
Views: 7838

RE: Jet Blue Is Coming To PHX! Look Out WN!

OH NO!!! LOOK OUT SOUTHWEST!! JET BLUE <acronym title="Island Airlines (USA) and Eagle Air/Arnaflug (Iceland)">IS</acronym> COMING <acronym title="President Airlines (Cambodia)">TO</acronym> PHOENIX!! With that one flight a day, as opposed to the hundreds <acronym title="Southwest Airlines (USA)">WN...

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by SpeedbirdHeavy
Wed Sep 08, 2004 11:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rapid City Landing Goof: NWA Fires Pilots
Replies: 72
Views: 10976

RE: Rapid City Landing Goof: NWA Fires Pilots

Why was it such a big deal? Thy should have been allowed to just takeoff.

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by SpeedbirdHeavy
Wed Sep 08, 2004 3:04 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PHX T4:North For HP, South For WN?
Replies: 17
Views: 2740

RE: PHX T4:North For HP, South For WN?

B23 and B25 are the widebody gates. BA uses B25 and places no restrictions any gates when the 747-400 is parked there. Hawaiian (767) uses B23. Lufthansa (whenthey flew here) also used B23 for a 767 and A340. No restrictions either.

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by SpeedbirdHeavy
Tue Sep 07, 2004 8:35 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BBC's "Airport" .... What Happened?
Replies: 27
Views: 5600

RE: BBC's "Airport" .... What Happened?

I understand that Maria has since left her job and had a baby.

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by SpeedbirdHeavy
Mon Aug 30, 2004 12:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: News About John Travolta's 707?
Replies: 33
Views: 11185

RE: News About John Travolta's 707?

Was it still in the Qantas livery? I wonder if he was flying it himself.

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by SpeedbirdHeavy
Mon Aug 30, 2004 12:05 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: NFL Charters This Weekend
Replies: 7
Views: 3615

RE: NFL Charters This Weekend

I'm hoping this becomes a weekly thread. I'm always interested in these charter flights.

The Raiders came to PHX on a Hawaiian 767-300

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by SpeedbirdHeavy
Sun Aug 29, 2004 1:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airline Shutdown...What Happens?
Replies: 50
Views: 8131

RE: Airline Shutdown...What Happens?

Whatever happened to Lewis Jordan? He was such a visible person at ValuJet. Now he seems to have disappeared.

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by SpeedbirdHeavy
Sun Aug 29, 2004 6:37 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Thank You United.
Replies: 16
Views: 5672

RE: Thank You United.

Thank you BOSSAN!! I appreciate the help.

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by SpeedbirdHeavy
Sun Aug 29, 2004 5:31 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airline Shutdown...What Happens?
Replies: 50
Views: 8131

RE: Airline Shutdown...What Happens?

I've mentioned this a few times in this forum, but it is appropriate here. There is a documentary on the bankruptcy of Sabena. It shows the final days. Very emotional. I have Directv here in the US and it is sometimes shown on one of the higher-up, obscure channels that I never watch. I just program...

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by SpeedbirdHeavy
Sun Aug 29, 2004 1:43 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Thank You United.
Replies: 16
Views: 5672

RE: Thank You United.

Slightly off-topic, but I didn't want to start a thread because this question really doesn't warrant one. But, where do I send a copy of a boarding pass to get credit for miles on my Mileage Plus?

Thank you.

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by SpeedbirdHeavy
Tue Aug 24, 2004 4:02 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA 747 Emergency Landing At Montreal
Replies: 36
Views: 17173

RE: BA 747 Emergency Landing At Montreal

Speedbirdheavy, sorry for posting these lines...

Not a problem. Very relevant to the discussion. I was wondering if this plane had to dump fuel. If so, when would that occur?

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by SpeedbirdHeavy
Mon Aug 23, 2004 10:55 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA 747 Emergency Landing At Montreal
Replies: 36
Views: 17173

RE: BA 747 Emergency Landing At Montreal

I believe the BA aircraft was G-CIVS.

Thanks for hijacking the topic and wasting all the bandwidth on "emergency" vs. "incident." Who the hell cares! Start you own thread.

If anyone has any more details on this "situation," then please post them.

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by SpeedbirdHeavy
Mon Aug 23, 2004 6:36 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA 747 Emergency Landing At Montreal
Replies: 36
Views: 17173

RE: BA 747 Emergency Landing At Montreal

Wow! I saw her takeoff last night from <acronym title="Phoenix - Sky Harbor International (PHX / KPHX), USA - Arizona">PHX</acronym>. It was too dark, so I couldn't see the tail number. She pushed on time and was airborne 20 minutes later. No problems. However, that aircraft operating the inbound fl...

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by SpeedbirdHeavy
Thu Aug 19, 2004 8:53 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Flight Crews & Eating
Replies: 26
Views: 6107

RE: Flight Crews & Eating

What is the difference between the food passengers eat, as opposed to what the crew eats?

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by SpeedbirdHeavy
Thu Aug 19, 2004 8:50 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: So Long HP - CSR to join union
Replies: 64
Views: 11632

So Long HP - CSR to join union

<i>Don't be surprised if a couple of writs land on your doormat - if I was a large organisation being slandered in this way I'd have your balls!</i> That's exactly what I was talking about with this union. If they did that to me, then it wouldn't be slanderous what I said now would it? Okay, maybe I...

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by SpeedbirdHeavy
Wed Aug 18, 2004 9:00 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: So Long HP - CSR to join union
Replies: 64
Views: 11632

So Long HP - CSR to join union

It's the beginning of the end for America West! Many employees will now be represented by the Teamsters. This is a powerful, crooked union, run by a bunch of thugs. They negotiate contracts where the employees are paid a lot, but don't do a lot. And, if this union doesn't get its way, then parts wil...

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