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by WNbob
Fri Jan 10, 2020 12:16 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Iran admits to accidentally shooting down Ukraine Flight 752
Replies: 2712
Views: 286792

Re: Reports of Ukrainian 737 Crash in Tehran,Iran

Ukraine immediately cancelled all air service between it and Iran. Airlines, nations, don’t do that over a fatal crash due to mechanical failure. ^This can easily be explained, Iran by firing missiles toward Iraq has in fact made this area a war zone, and Ukraine would remember what happened to the...

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by WNbob
Wed Jan 08, 2020 6:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Iran admits to accidentally shooting down Ukraine Flight 752
Replies: 2712
Views: 286792

Re: Reports of Ukrainian 737 Crash in Tehran,Iran

It would be stupidity of major proportions if this turns out to be the fault of Iran's air defense systems.

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by WNbob
Mon Oct 28, 2019 3:53 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest pilots allegedly placed hidden camera in lavatory
Replies: 150
Views: 30010

Re: Southwest pilots allegedly placed hidden camera in lavatory

Things like this happens, FA should had consulted with the union immediately for advice. If this was indeed a prank, acting unprofessionally in the workplace at the very least demands a reprimand to a suspension.

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by WNbob
Sun Mar 24, 2019 10:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Garuda to keep 737MAX order, add 787s in agreement with Boeing
Replies: 162
Views: 43523

Re: Official: Garuda cancels remaining 737MAX orders

Well, the operators may not be able to get out of taking contract orders but surely they can say, hey aircrafts sitting on ground don't make no $$ and who's going to reimburse us? The good news is, it seems this MCAS thing is what generating all the smoke but is eminently fixable. Trick is, how Boei...

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by WNbob
Fri Mar 15, 2019 3:10 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ethiopian Airlines 737MAX crashes enroute to Nairobi Q1 2019
Replies: 5479
Views: 736915

Re: Ethiopian Airlines 737MAX crashes enroute to Nairobi

All I know is, 2 crashes within short period, same aircraft type, during climb out, clear weather, similar satellite data, Lion's already points at the MCAS. Lion's pilot didn't know how to deal with disparate AOA readings. Haven't we learned from malfunctioning sensors by now? In the end it may poi...

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by WNbob
Thu May 31, 2018 8:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest ask mother to prove Bi-racial child is her own
Replies: 199
Views: 12828

Re: Southwest ask mother to prove Bi-racial child is her own

The father present part is easy, Dad was parking, in-bathroom while Mom was checking in. Seems to me, another case of some people think government can do good and some people who feel anything government do is intrusion. In a perfect world, rules are clear, alas it's not, is nothing new. Government ...

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by WNbob
Fri Apr 20, 2018 4:59 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WN 1380 LGA-DAL emergency landing at PHL, 1 fatality
Replies: 720
Views: 125895

Re: WN 1380 LGA-DAL emergency landing at PHL, 1 fatality

Tell u what, my next flight with these 737s, I will be sitting in FRONT of the engines.

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by WNbob
Fri Oct 20, 2017 1:22 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Berlin - Spectacular farewell: AB7001 MIA-DUS steep turn over terminal
Replies: 127
Views: 30947

Re: Air Berlin - Spectacular farewell: AB7001 MIA-DUS steep turn over terminal

The flyer in me want to say "What, u think you are Tom Cruise? :) ." The sensible in me says "Costa Concordia." but... I rather have this pilot flying me that some other who always go by the book and never felt comfortable doing a maneuver like this. Give him a reprimand if you h...

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by WNbob
Mon Jul 17, 2017 6:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta moves seat of Ann Coulter
Replies: 317
Views: 35894

Re: Delta moves seat of Ann Coulter

Best joke on the NET: Dang, they bumped Coulter? this is going to force me to fly Delta again! :D

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by WNbob
Sat Apr 15, 2017 5:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Another United gaffe - forces doctor off plane
Replies: 2119
Views: 133147

Re: Another United gaffe - forces doctor off plane

Finally-one shouldn't need to pay extra to guarantee a place on a flight-this is what the ticket is for! Airlines should not be enabled/empowered by any means to charge extra for delivering what they are meant to. You are arguing against a practice that's been in place for decades, perhaps it needs...

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by WNbob
Sat Apr 15, 2017 4:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Another United gaffe - forces doctor off plane
Replies: 2119
Views: 133147

Re: Another United gaffe - forces doctor off plane

But Jeff Redding, who is in charge of safety and security at the Chicago Department of Aviation, which operates O'Hare International Airport, says airport security officers are not supposed to respond to such calls. Yep, that's the City distancing themselves from United, and they are right, this is...

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by WNbob
Sat Apr 15, 2017 4:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Another United gaffe - forces doctor off plane
Replies: 2119
Views: 133147

Re: Another United gaffe - forces doctor off plane

I'm so envious of Dr. Dao's lawyers right now. This guy doesn't need the fame or fortune. He's old hat at this and had won Billion-dollars case before. What am curious is, he said Dr. Dao is going be the Rosa Park for the airlines.... but history shown airlines always settle cases like this to make...

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by WNbob
Thu Apr 13, 2017 5:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Another United gaffe - forces doctor off plane
Replies: 2119
Views: 133147

Re: Another United gaffe - forces doctor off plane

In retrospect, this was just unneeded drama, as if Airlines don't already have a bad image in general. Frontline airline workers go "by the book," that's how they have been managed, specially if they are union, which UA's are. In situation like this, a supervisor needs to be at the gate, w...

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by WNbob
Mon Aug 03, 2015 10:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WX Airport Operations?
Replies: 3
Views: 1931

WX Airport Operations?

Have a burning question every traveller asks but doesn't know how. When an airport is under <acronym title="CityJet (Ireland)">WX</acronym> Weather Advisory, some Landings are going to get cancelled. How does the Airport, in conjunction with the carriers(?) decide which flight(s) to cancel? As a bus...

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by WNbob
Thu Oct 16, 2014 2:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 2nd Dallas Ebola Patient Flew F9 Day Prior
Replies: 149
Views: 14738

RE: 2nd Dallas Ebola Patient Flew F9 Day Prior

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/lewis" class="quote" target="_blank">lewis</a> (<a href="#48" class="quote">Reply 48</a>):<br/><i>I really thought people were over-reacting in ...

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by WNbob
Wed Oct 15, 2014 9:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest & Fuel Hedging - Will They Do It Again?
Replies: 11
Views: 2345

RE: Southwest & Fuel Hedging - Will They Do It Again?

Oil prices trending up? So what is all these news am hearing Saudis are selling without first consulting with OPEC, U.S. keeps producing more while importing less, China's demand slowed, Fracking picking up the slack, and today's news: Lockheed says they will have a truck-size fusion reactor in 10 y...

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by WNbob
Wed Oct 15, 2014 9:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 2nd Dallas Ebola Patient Flew F9 Day Prior
Replies: 149
Views: 14738

RE: 2nd Dallas Ebola Patient Flew F9 Day Prior

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/FlyingSicilian" class="quote" target="_blank">FlyingSicilian</a> (<a href="#5" class="quote">Reply 5</a>):<br/><i>If Ebola was an airborne disea...

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by WNbob
Sat Jul 20, 2013 3:16 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: OZ 777 Crash At SFO Part 10
Replies: 153
Views: 35236

RE: OZ 777 Crash At SFO Part 10

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/747megatop" class="quote" target="_blank">747megatop</a> (<a href="#23" class="quote">Reply 23</a>):<br/><i>I hate to think of that happening to...

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by WNbob
Wed Jul 17, 2013 4:21 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Passengers In OZ214 Crash Sue Boeing
Replies: 141
Views: 26230

RE: Passengers In OZ214 Crash Sue Boeing

I wouldn't hate ambulance chasers so much if they gave 90% of the winnings to the victims, but it's gonna be more like 25% divided by 90.

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by WNbob
Thu Jul 11, 2013 8:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: OZ 777 Crash At SFO Part 8
Replies: 390
Views: 60834

RE: OZ 777 Crash At SFO Part 8

Holly Molly, after 7 theads of well-factuals exchanges, thread#8 comes all the emotional releases no doubt aided by the 24 hours news cycle, and we are sitting here, in our air-con rooms making the judging.

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by WNbob
Wed Jul 10, 2013 7:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Op-Ed: "My Flight Training Experience In Korea"
Replies: 57
Views: 25392

RE: Op-Ed: "My Flight Training Experience In Korea"

I agree with one thing the author says, when they quote you flying hours, that's not nearly enough, as what 90%+ of those hours one is coasting on autopilot? A new yardstick is long overdue.

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by WNbob
Wed Jul 10, 2013 6:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: OZ 777 Crash At SFO Part 8
Replies: 390
Views: 60834

RE: OZ 777 Crash At SFO Part 8

Does the 777 have real-time diagnostic reporting back to HQ?

I ask because Asiana CEO seemed to know very quickly there was no MX problem.

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by WNbob
Tue Jul 09, 2013 8:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: OZ 777 Crash At SFO Part 7
Replies: 263
Views: 58379

RE: OZ 777 Crash At SFO Part 7

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/cloudboy" class="quote" target="_blank">cloudboy</a> (<a href="#5" class="quote">Reply 5</a>):<br/><i>All of this technical discussion about aut...

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by WNbob
Mon Sep 19, 2011 5:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The Flaw In The Airline Business Model
Replies: 55
Views: 14566

RE: The Flaw In The Airline Business Model

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/rwessel" class="quote" target="_blank">rwessel</a> (<a href="#19" class="quote">Reply 19</a>):<br/><i> None of the customers want a revolution.<...

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by WNbob
Mon Sep 19, 2011 12:30 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Reno Air Race Crash
Replies: 170
Views: 47925

RE: Reno Air Race Crash

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/F9Animal" class="quote" target="_blank">F9Animal</a> (<a href="#103" class="quote">Reply 103</a>):<br/><i>It sure looks unmanned</i></font></td>...

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by WNbob
Sun Sep 18, 2011 11:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The Flaw In The Airline Business Model
Replies: 55
Views: 14566

RE: The Flaw In The Airline Business Model

When air travel fell into the "commodity" category that's was the begining of the end. Price of entrance seems to be low as Boeing, Airbus, third party leasings can't give away their planes fast enough. We need some EXCITEMENT in this industry, we need a VISIONARY, we need a REVOLUTION.

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by WNbob
Mon Jul 04, 2011 1:11 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: 2011 Medicinal Marijuana?
Replies: 7
Views: 3212

2011 Medicinal Marijuana?

So... what's the current proper procedure for Medicinal Marijuana hassle-free travel in the U.S.?

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by WNbob
Sun Apr 24, 2011 12:01 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Non-Reclining Seats: Passenger Rights
Replies: 27
Views: 20894

RE: Non-Reclining Seats: Passenger Rights

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/qslinger" class="quote" target="_blank">qslinger</a> (<a href="#0" class="quote">Thread starter</a>):<br/><i>I also know that I paid the exact s...

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by WNbob
Sat Apr 09, 2011 11:44 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: What's With AA.com Constantly Changing Fares?
Replies: 8
Views: 5312

RE: What's With AA.com Constantly Changing Fares?

Don't tell me u are one of those ppl who show up at the airport to purchase a tkt then shocked when the agent gives u another amount and you go, "but I saw a $49.95 on the Internet!"

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by WNbob
Sun Mar 27, 2011 5:29 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Virgin America's Reality Tv
Replies: 3
Views: 2049

RE: Virgin America's Reality Tv

No need to watch a reality show, just fly a couple of times and there's your reality!

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by WNbob
Fri Jan 21, 2011 10:37 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Do Any Billionaires Ever Fly Commercial?
Replies: 102
Views: 37612

RE: Do Any Billionaires Ever Fly Commercial?

Of course they do! It took Warren Buffett a long time before he bought his own jet (is it even his own, or is it part of his NET-JET(?) business). The richer you are, the more tight-wad you become! <img src="http://cdn-www.airliners.net/aviation-forums/graphics/smilies/biggrin.gif" width="15" h...

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by WNbob
Sun Dec 05, 2010 11:21 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: ROW44 And Voip
Replies: 5
Views: 2734

ROW44 And Voip

ROW44's site says they offer VOIP service, but ROW44 is geosync satellite based... doesn't the inherent latency make VOIP not usable?

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by WNbob
Wed Jan 06, 2010 4:49 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Bad Idea Nonrev Ing To HK During Chinese New Year?
Replies: 5
Views: 3951

Bad Idea Nonrev Ing To HK During Chinese New Year?

US to <acronym title="Four Star Aviation (US Virgin Is.)">HKG</acronym> and back during Chinese New Year. Insane? I believe the celebration is at least 3 days? So am hoping flying <acronym title="Air Nauru">ON</acronym> Chinese New Year, like on December 25 should be light. Coming back thought - eee...

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by WNbob
Tue Jun 02, 2009 2:13 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Why No Transmitting FDR/CVR's?
Replies: 28
Views: 7484

RE: Why No Transmitting FDR/CVR's?

All I would want is routine ping to the satellite, coordinates, what 32 bytes? to speed up rescue, if any. Don't need to upload the whole hard drive.

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by WNbob
Wed Dec 12, 2007 6:58 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest With USB Power!
Replies: 11
Views: 3974

RE: Southwest With USB Power!

As <acronym title="Pittsburgh - International (Greater Pittsburgh) (PIT / KPIT), USA - Pennsylvania">PIT</acronym> already pointed out, the new boarding system is designed so not everybody need to be lined up all at once. Prbly too much to explain, the next time u go, it will become clear. It's more...

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by WNbob
Tue Dec 11, 2007 7:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest With USB Power!
Replies: 11
Views: 3974

RE: Southwest With USB Power!

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by WNbob
Tue Dec 11, 2007 11:08 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest With USB Power!
Replies: 11
Views: 3974

Southwest With USB Power!

Wow, am impressed. Today saw the new gates makeover. Benches with <acronym title="Air Canada">AC</acronym>+USB power for u gadget-happy ppl. An often gripe is the hunt for power... should make lots happy. Question is, how come nobody thought of this simple addition b4r...hhhmmmm. <center><table alig...

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by WNbob
Fri Dec 07, 2007 8:46 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Getting A Message To Rampers?
Replies: 18
Views: 4409

RE: Getting A Message To Rampers?

And u all call youselves frequent flyers!  <img src="/discussions/graphics/smilies/smile.gif" alt="Smile"> There is always a ramp guy at the bottom of the jetway when u board, is his job to hand carry down the strollers, hadicap items and any extra bags when cabin bins are full. Xmas card! How ...

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by WNbob
Thu Nov 29, 2007 7:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: NYTimes Posts Article On Southwest's Fuel Hedges
Replies: 16
Views: 7109

RE: NYTimes Posts Article On Southwest's Fuel Hedges

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by WNbob
Thu Nov 29, 2007 6:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Only WN Hedges Fuel Cost?
Replies: 10
Views: 3062

RE: Only WN Hedges Fuel Cost?

Other airlines do hedges as well but you gotta have enuff CASH reserve to do so. Everybody else are barely breaking even.

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by WNbob
Mon Nov 26, 2007 7:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why No WN At ORD?
Replies: 56
Views: 6893

RE: Why No WN At ORD?

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