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by airtran737
Tue Sep 18, 2018 10:28 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Centurion has surrendered its AOC
Replies: 22
Views: 5096

Re: Centurion has surrendered its AOC

What will happen to the current aircraft flying in Centurion colors (CENTURION CARGO titles)? Sky Lease will continue flying? Are these aircraft going to be repainted with Sky Lease titles? Sky Lease will continue flying. The 747 that has been flying SFO-HNL was parked for 7 months until a couple o...

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by airtran737
Sun Sep 16, 2018 10:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: CX 777-300ER in ORD w/out Titles
Replies: 12
Views: 4082

CX 777-300ER in ORD w/out Titles

Coming in from 9L today I noticed a CX 777-300ER atthe AA hangar without any titles. Any insight as to what’s going on with this airplane?

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by airtran737
Wed Aug 22, 2018 12:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: E170 declares emergency after air Marshall shows firearm to FA
Replies: 98
Views: 15015

Re: E170 declares emergency after air Marshall shows firearm to FA

There are many agencies besides the Air Marshals allowed to carry weapons on aircraft, and I always felt better having them there. Unfortunately things happen, but the vast majority of the time they all do their jobs extremely well. Also, don’t forget about the FFDO program. It is one of the best a...

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by airtran737
Tue Aug 21, 2018 7:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: E170 declares emergency after air Marshall shows firearm to FA
Replies: 98
Views: 15015

Re: E170 declares emergency after air Marshall shows firearm to FA

Wouldn't the bad guy first have to know who the Air Marshal is? (Hint, they won't). Cockpit doors are bulletproof, and as a last line of defense, there are likely more good guys with arms on the other side, As someone who travels often, I can tell you they're not that hard to spot. Edit: for securi...

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by airtran737
Mon Aug 20, 2018 7:19 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Cargo Pilots: a different breed of airmen?
Replies: 68
Views: 6579

Re: Cargo Pilots: a different breed of airmen?

I give tons of respect to those who are flying single pilot in hard IFR on caravan, Metroliners, and Beech 1900’s. They get their asses handed to them day after day and put up with things that we in the 121 pax world would never dream of. Being a freight dog in that environment is not easy.

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by airtran737
Sun Aug 19, 2018 6:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Rule for AA FA's deemed "cruel" and "disastrous"
Replies: 161
Views: 15392

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

I honestly don't see anything wrong with this. Why shouldn't the flight attendants be held to a standard of accountability? There are going to be a lot of changes coming on 10/1 with the two groups finally being merged as well as going to a PBS system that will prevent a lot of the auctioning of tri...

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by airtran737
Sun Aug 19, 2018 7:19 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Rule for AA FA's deemed "cruel" and "disastrous"
Replies: 161
Views: 15392

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

Maybe this will weed out some of the geriatric mommas who abuse the system.

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by airtran737
Sat Aug 18, 2018 4:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Pax urinates on other pax on ANA flight
Replies: 39
Views: 9242

Re: Pax urinates on other pax on ANA flight

Some people pay good money for this kind of service.

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by airtran737
Sat Aug 18, 2018 3:59 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: IAI Evaluating restarting 747-400P2F Line
Replies: 8
Views: 2221

Re: IAI Evaluating restarting 747-400P2F Line

Having worked the BCF and the BDSF as a Loadmaster, I certainly hope that IAI ups their quality control game if they decide to get back into it. We had numerous issues with the IAI airplanes involving main cargo doors that gave numerous false open indications in flight, floors that were improperly m...

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by airtran737
Wed Aug 15, 2018 12:37 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Eagle's plan for the future.
Replies: 336
Views: 62392

Re: American Eagle's plan for the future.

mhkansan wrote:
Thank you jgcotter for the updates. How many 145s will be a Piedmont when they are finished transferring them? Is the plan for them to have 50 jets total?


In May Robert Isom said the plan was to have them around 60 airplanes.

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by airtran737
Sat Aug 11, 2018 3:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Envoy Reactivating ERJ-140
Replies: 57
Views: 15682

Re: Envoy Reactivating ERJ-140

Is there any hope at all that some of these E140s will go to Piedmont, to compliment their E145s? Or are all of these already back in service with Envoy? None of them will go Piedmont, it would make zero sense for them to be placed there. PDT would need to amend their manuals and training program, ...

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by airtran737
Tue Aug 07, 2018 8:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Comedy of errors by JET Airways crew
Replies: 24
Views: 7230

Re: Comedy of errors by JET Airways crew

You can’t fix stupid. Maybe a runway alingnment verification in the checklist could prevent this.

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by airtran737
Tue Aug 07, 2018 7:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LH 417 iad to fra flew with broken flap (8/4/18)
Replies: 24
Views: 7255

Re: LH 417 iad to fra flew with broken flap (8/4/18)

Happens all the time. As long as it’s in compliance with the MEL/CDL then it’s perfectly legal to do. Just like flying without a winglet or an inop pack. Nothing to worry about.

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by airtran737
Sun Aug 05, 2018 4:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Off duty pilot threatens to blow up Emirates A380
Replies: 21
Views: 5988

Re: Off duty pilot threatens to blow up Emirates A380

I’m sure he will be sent to the recruiting team.

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by airtran737
Fri Aug 03, 2018 11:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Republic nears deal to buy Trans States
Replies: 35
Views: 8519

Re: Republic nears deal to buy Trans States

Compass flying for AA will either return to Envoy (hopefully not as we don’t want it), or continue at Republic. Interesting... the pilot group at envoy doesn't want LAX back? That sounds kinda of surprising as getting LAX would then give Envoy essentially nationwide coverage as far bases go. Do you...

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by airtran737
Fri Aug 03, 2018 2:31 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Republic nears deal to buy Trans States
Replies: 35
Views: 8519

Re: Republic nears deal to buy Trans States

I think you’ll see the shutdown of GoJet
The Trans States 145’s will be brought to the Republic certificate.
Compass flying for Delta merged into Republic
Compass flying for AA will either return to Envoy (hopefully not as we don’t want it), or continue at Republic.

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by airtran737
Tue Jul 31, 2018 4:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why Qatar Airways didn't get slot increase in Canada like Emirates and Etihad?
Replies: 18
Views: 2928

Re: Why Qatar Airways didn't get slot increase in Canada like Emirates and Etihad?

master14225 wrote:
That's unfair for Qatar then, they should increase the bilateral if they already did it with UAE.


Boo hoo for Qatar. Maybe their diplomats should spend more time negotiating agreements then. Bitching and saying “we want it too daddy” doesn’t apply here.

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by airtran737
Sat Sep 09, 2017 3:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emergency in EWR? 9/9
Replies: 2
Views: 1050

Emergency in EWR? 9/9

I just jumpseated in on a United Express flight and there are an insane amount of emergency vehicles surrounding at UA 767. Is it a training event or an actual emergency?

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by airtran737
Fri Sep 01, 2017 4:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Embraer Hopes Pinned on New Scope Clause in 2019-22
Replies: 137
Views: 13575

Re: Embraer Hopes Pinned on New Scope Clause in 2019-22

Mainline has no reason to relax scope, and as an RJ driver, I sure as hell hope that they don't. Fewer jets on the regional level mean more jobs on the mainline level. APA will fight it tooth and nail, hopefully, DALPA holds strong as well.

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by airtran737
Tue Aug 22, 2017 1:49 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Compass to open PHX crew base
Replies: 20
Views: 3426

Re: Compass to open PHX crew base

If CPZ is going to open a new base primarily for DL ops, why not make it SLC? Is this Compass' way of positioning themselves for more AA flying? This may have ramifications for Mesa, SkyWest and Envoy in PHX and LAX. Because PHX is a large MX base for them. Makes sense to keep the pilots with the a...

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by airtran737
Mon Jun 26, 2017 12:33 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qatar Airways to buy 10 pc of American Airlines
Replies: 71
Views: 16198

Re: Qatar Airways to buy 10 pc of American Airlines

All of our unions are against this and are with the company in fighting for keeping QR away from AAG. It's the one time you'll see all of us agree.

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by airtran737
Sat Jun 17, 2017 2:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Wisconsin's American Eagle operation at DCA
Replies: 8
Views: 2254

Re: Air Wisconsin's American Eagle operation at DCA

DCA will be interesting to see what happens. My hope is to see the Trans States flying transition out as well. The simple solution is to have PSA replace the ZW flying with 200's, but that would pull them from other markets. Seeing as the regionals are at a cap for how many planes they can have in a...

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by airtran737
Wed May 24, 2017 2:11 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airlines like Janet
Replies: 41
Views: 5805

Re: Airlines like Janet

Western Global Airlines is another. They had an incident a few years ago in Zimbabwe with a bloodstained MD-11. They share an owner with Centurion. Jim and Sunny Neff are the owners of Western Global and they have nothing to do with the 36th Street dumpster fire known as Centurion which is owned by...

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by airtran737
Mon May 15, 2017 7:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Sheraton Hotel Purchased By The City of Atlanta For Sixth Runway.
Replies: 23
Views: 6733

Re: Sheraton Hotel Purchased By The City of Atlanta For Sixth Runway.

I loved the Sheraton Gateway. When I worked for FL we used it for meetings and training events all of the time. Later as an employee of World Airways, I used it for their cheap monthly covered parking. I am surprised at how cheap they sold it for. I bet they could have gotten more.

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by airtran737
Mon May 08, 2017 12:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: FAs should stop threatening people with arrest
Replies: 162
Views: 12532

Re: FAs should stop threatening people with arrest

There's a simple solution and that is when the passengers get out of hand, we as pilots declare a safety of flight issue and walk off the aircraft until a satisfactory resolution is found. There is no room for the kind of behavior that has been happening on aircraft as of late by both passengers an...

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by airtran737
Sat May 06, 2017 4:02 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: FAs should stop threatening people with arrest
Replies: 162
Views: 12532

Re: FAs should stop threatening people with arrest

There's a simple solution and that is when the passengers get out of hand, we as pilots declare a safety of flight issue and walk off the aircraft until a satisfactory resolution is found. There is no room for the kind of behavior that has been happening on aircraft as of late by both passengers and...

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by airtran737
Sun Apr 30, 2017 12:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA orders additional E175s
Replies: 32
Views: 6988

Re: AA orders additional E175s

I wonder what that clause could be Entirely labor/scope related. Involves SAp/PBS bidding at MQ Is something that is mutually beneficial or does it really benefit one side? 100% the company. They would lose transitional conflicts, as well as vacation conflicts amongst others. Plus, take an already ...

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by airtran737
Mon Apr 17, 2017 1:25 am
Forum: Site Related
Topic: New Site FAQ-Updated
Replies: 60
Views: 24331

Re: New Site FAQ-Updated

Why am I still seeing watermaks? You people take my money every month without fail. I am tired of seeing these things.

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by airtran737
Mon Apr 17, 2017 12:46 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Compass Airlines relocating all pilots, other jobs to LAX & SEA
Replies: 69
Views: 11884

Re: Compass Airlines relocating all pilots, other jobs to LAX & SEA

If you were not paying attention, Envoy is replaceable too. To hope airplanes leave a carrier is a slippery slope, considering you are experiencing that exact thing. To come back suggest that Envoy had the 175s flying for Compass, and that isn’t the case. With every airplane that moves around betwe...

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by airtran737
Sun Apr 16, 2017 10:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Compass Airlines relocating all pilots, other jobs to LAX & SEA
Replies: 69
Views: 11884

Re: Compass Airlines relocating all pilots, other jobs to LAX & SEA

I along with my fellow MQ pilots hope that these planes do come back to MQ. While I don't fly the 175, I support bringing as much flying as possible back to the wholly owned carriers. Trans States, Compass, and Air Wisconsin are/were all replaceable. If you were not paying attention, Envoy is repla...

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by airtran737
Sun Apr 16, 2017 10:28 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Compass Airlines relocating all pilots, other jobs to LAX & SEA
Replies: 69
Views: 11884

Re: Compass Airlines relocating all pilots, other jobs to LAX & SEA

I dont understand this comment. How is it the beginning of the end? Compass flies for Delta and American, the two carriers which have owned regionals carriers, that they've begun to bring their flying in house to. There were rumors on here that AA may be pulling their E175s from CP and relocating t...

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by airtran737
Wed Apr 05, 2017 9:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: World Airways - proposed longhaul ULCC start up
Replies: 17
Views: 5803

Re: World Airways - proposed longhaul ULCC start up

As a former World Airways employee I truly hope that this idea doesn't come to fruition. World was a great company because of the people who we had working there, and yet another bastardization of a once proud name is not what we want to see.

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by airtran737
Thu Mar 30, 2017 9:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: NAI based U.S crew joining IAM union it seems
Replies: 9
Views: 2030

Re: NAI based U.S crew joining IAM union it seems

Seems that the 40 based crew for D8 in the U.S will be part of the IAM Union: https://www.thestreet.com/story/14066047/1/norwegian-air-affiliate-signs-surprise-deal-with-iam-the-biggest-u-s-airline-union.html Your thoughts? Depends on what the IAM and the f/a's want to do. They could very quickly t...

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by airtran737
Wed Mar 22, 2017 10:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Norwegian is hiring for pilot jobs
Replies: 168
Views: 22637

Re: Norwegian is hiring for pilot jobs

What a load of rubbish has been posted in this thread. Anyone who thinks an airline wouldn't hire a pilot simply because he or she has previously worked for Norwegian has completely lost the plot. Get a grip. These are the sort quotes an attorney will love in court. ALPA is potentially in line for ...

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by airtran737
Wed Mar 22, 2017 9:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Norwegian is hiring for pilot jobs
Replies: 168
Views: 22637

Re: Norwegian is hiring for pilot jobs

What a load of rubbish has been posted in this thread. Anyone who thinks an airline wouldn't hire a pilot simply because he or she has previously worked for Norwegian has completely lost the plot. Get a grip. You are way off my friend. As an ALPA pilot, I can attest to how much the union hates the ...

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by airtran737
Wed Mar 22, 2017 9:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Norwegian is hiring for pilot jobs
Replies: 168
Views: 22637

Re: Norwegian is hiring for pilot jobs

What a load of rubbish has been posted in this thread. Anyone who thinks an airline wouldn't hire a pilot simply because he or she has previously worked for Norwegian has completely lost the plot. Get a grip. You are way off my friend. As an ALPA pilot, I can attest to how much the union hates the ...

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by airtran737
Sat Feb 25, 2017 3:19 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Self Gloss: ERJ 145 Type Rating Complete
Replies: 12
Views: 657

Re: Self Gloss: ERJ 145 Type Rating Complete

MCOflyer wrote:
Congrats on the type rating. Which airline do you plan on starting with???


I'm LGA based. It's easy enough to figure out who gave me my type rating. :) I'm now killing the time before I get to start IOE.

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by airtran737
Sat Feb 25, 2017 12:42 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Self Gloss: ERJ 145 Type Rating Complete
Replies: 12
Views: 657

Re: Self Gloss: ERJ 145 Type Rating Complete

Congrats, man! Glad to see someone like yourself is staying the course and getting ahead of the game probably a bit slower than you'd like, but that's life! It was a bit slower, but I paid off all of my student loans and am coming into the regional life debt free. I will have a much better quality ...

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by airtran737
Thu Feb 23, 2017 2:41 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Self Gloss: ERJ 145 Type Rating Complete
Replies: 12
Views: 657

Self Gloss: ERJ 145 Type Rating Complete

I finally got to have a hole punched in my commercial certificate yesterday, trading it for an ATP and a type rating on the ERJ. After years of building time along with paying off my student loan, and two months of training, it felt good to get my QLOE done last night. Now the wait for IOE begins. Q...

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by airtran737
Sun Feb 19, 2017 2:59 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: US student loan debt hits record, surpasses oustanding auto debt
Replies: 87
Views: 2902

Re: US student loan debt hits record, surpasses oustanding auto debt

I took out $35,000 in 2012 at a 9.2% APR from Sallie Mae and managed to pay it all off by December of 2016. I fail to see how people cannot handle their debt properly. Well, if you drop the condescending self-righteousness for about five seconds and THINK; you might realize that factors in your sit...

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by airtran737
Sat Feb 18, 2017 9:26 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: US student loan debt hits record, surpasses oustanding auto debt
Replies: 87
Views: 2902

Re: US student loan debt hits record, surpasses oustanding auto debt

I took out $35,000 in 2012 at a 9.2% APR from Sallie Mae and managed to pay it all off by December of 2016. I fail to see how people cannot handle their debt properly. Student loans suck, but it's a part of the process. Going to college is not a right, it is a choice, and if you choose to go, and yo...

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by airtran737
Thu Feb 09, 2017 8:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates Says Flight Was Delayed After Delta Withheld $300 Spare Part
Replies: 188
Views: 22314

Re: Emirates Says Flight Was Delayed After Delta Withheld $300 Spare Part

ltbewr wrote:
That is just stupid, if true. Someday DL may need a part that an ME3 airline may have and get hurt over.


What if it was the last one that DL had in their stores department in SEA? I wouldn't sell my last part to my competitor when I had a flight that may have needed it.

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by airtran737
Wed Dec 14, 2016 7:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Skywest retire all ExpressJet CRJs; contract more CR7s to AA; Settle CRJ residual value dispute w/BBD
Replies: 22
Views: 5846

Re: Skywest retire all ExpressJet CRJs; contract more CR7s to AA; Settle CRJ residual value dispute w/BBD

I'd rather see the CR7's at the WO carriers, but then again I am biased.

With the 200's being parked, that will be a huge reduction in force that the L-ASA side needs. Lots of downgrades if those pilots don't get hired elsewhere.

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by airtran737
Tue Dec 06, 2016 5:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Key Lime Metroliner down in Georgia
Replies: 16
Views: 5118

Re: Key Lime Metroliner down in Georgia

Most likely a case of get-there-itis. Looking at that cell, I am sure it was moving fast, and he tried to get out before it was too late. Unfortunately, he waited a bit too long. Sometimes waiting an hour for a front to pass is the best way to live.

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