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by airtran737
Sun Jun 23, 2019 3:44 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Eagle's Future Discussion Thread
Replies: 510
Views: 104166

Re: American Eagle's Future Discussion Thread

MLIAA wrote:
According to a source in ABI, they are NOT EOW.


I flew the newest one, it doesn’t have EOW equipment...or WiFi. They only gave it two days in ABI and put it into service so there wasn’t time to install the system.

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by airtran737
Sat Jun 15, 2019 2:40 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Eagle's Future Discussion Thread
Replies: 510
Views: 104166

Re: American Eagle's Future Discussion Thread

https://flightaware.com/live/flight/N281NN


Supposedly the new ones are coming with over water equipment
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jgcotter wrote:
E175 N281NN is en route SJK-MAO-FLL-DFW-ABI for delivery. 62 x E175 on property now at Envoy.
https://flightaware.com/live/flight/N281NN


Supposedly the new ones are coming with over water equipment

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by airtran737
Sun May 19, 2019 8:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: National Airlines (N8) introduces A330?
Replies: 20
Views: 6189

Re: National Airlines (N8) introduces A330?

Looks like National wants a slice of the AMC pax money. Not a bad plan. Hopefully they can develop a secondary customer for the airplane as well.

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by airtran737
Fri May 17, 2019 2:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Eagle's Future Discussion Thread
Replies: 510
Views: 104166

Re: American Eagle's Future Discussion Thread

https://flightaware.com/live/flight/N279MQ


I love how the 60th has a Simmons tail number. :)
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jgcotter wrote:
E175 N279MQ is en route SJK-MAO-SXM-FLL-ABI for delivery. 60 x E175 on property now at Envoy.
https://flightaware.com/live/flight/N279MQ


I love how the 60th has a Simmons tail number. :)

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by airtran737
Sun May 12, 2019 3:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Airlines Admits It Has No Brand Purpose
Replies: 104
Views: 22074

Re: American Airlines Admits It Has No Brand Purpose

Its known CLT is gate constrained but are working on adding additional gates. Do you think AA would like to build CLT to ATL level of flights( 1000+ plus flights)? Duplicating a lot of the flows DL does thru ATL? Or would they reserve that for DFW which isn't that far behind ATL as far as flights g...

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by airtran737
Wed Apr 17, 2019 3:59 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Chick-fil-A Hits Turbulence At Three U.S. Airports
Replies: 165
Views: 14556

Re: Chick-fil-A Hits Turbulence At Three U.S. Airports

The beauty of this all is that these airports have publicly discriminated an organization because of religious beliefs. That is illegal to do and they are now risking losing federal funding and being subject to litigation. CFA has never come out and said “we hate gays” or anything else. In fact, the...

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by airtran737
Thu Apr 11, 2019 8:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American is adding FNT-CLT flights
Replies: 23
Views: 2593

Re: American is adding FNT-CLT flights

The article says it will be with a 44 seat jet which means that Envoy will continue to expand their routes in CLT.

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by airtran737
Sun Mar 17, 2019 12:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: TA reached between WN and AMFA
Replies: 22
Views: 3426

Re: TA reached between WN and AMFA

Boof02671 wrote:
Hopefully AA will be next. We meet this week.


This could certainly help set the bar along with the recent gains at UPS. Good luck to your NC. They should bring some Dougweisers to help ease the talks.

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by airtran737
Sat Mar 09, 2019 5:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Expressjet ending all CRJ ops. Will furlough the whole CRJ/former ASA flight attendant group
Replies: 28
Views: 9816

Re: Expressjet ending all CRJ ops. Will furlough the whole CRJ/former ASA flight attendant group

Skywest just transferred 25 CRJ’s to XJT to be flown for UA. I wonder if those planes will go back to Skywest now?

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by airtran737
Fri Mar 08, 2019 10:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: ERJ 175 Pilots bored out of their minds even on regional flights
Replies: 94
Views: 21011

Re: ERJ 175 Pilots bored out of their minds even on regional flights

NYPECO wrote:
Can they turn off the autopilot and hand fly if they get bored?


Not when at an RVSM altitude. We fly all the time with the autopilot on MEL and it sucks.

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by airtran737
Wed Mar 06, 2019 10:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Pilot leaves Gun in Aircraft at ATL
Replies: 78
Views: 11511

Re: Delta Pilot leaves Gun in Aircraft at ATL

The idea of any crew member having a gun on their person on an airplane is outrageous. However, just to humour those gun nuts, why would a pilot need one? Shouldn't the purser be the person to carry it? If any violent incident was to happen on an airplane, it would 99.9% happen in the cabin. The fi...

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by airtran737
Wed Mar 06, 2019 7:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Pilot leaves Gun in Aircraft at ATL
Replies: 78
Views: 11511

Re: Delta Pilot leaves Gun in Aircraft at ATL

The idea of any crew member having a gun on their person on an airplane is outrageous. However, just to humour those gun nuts, why would a pilot need one? Shouldn't the purser be the person to carry it? If any violent incident was to happen on an airplane, it would 99.9% happen in the cabin. The fi...

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by airtran737
Wed Mar 06, 2019 5:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Pilot leaves Gun in Aircraft at ATL
Replies: 78
Views: 11511

Re: Delta Pilot leaves Gun in Aircraft at ATL

Guns on planes. What could possibly go wrong? :crazy: I’m sorry but a gun in the cabin is a terrible idea and would never pass. But they're there thanks to FAMs. They're just as incompetent as this pilot appears to have been and leave their guns in the loos and show them to FAs, etc. I’m specifical...

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by airtran737
Wed Mar 06, 2019 1:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Pilot leaves Gun in Aircraft at ATL
Replies: 78
Views: 11511

Re: Delta Pilot leaves Gun in Aircraft at ATL

The idea of any crew member having a gun on their person on an airplane is outrageous. However, just to humour those gun nuts, why would a pilot need one? Shouldn't the purser be the person to carry it? If any violent incident was to happen on an airplane, it would 99.9% happen in the cabin. The fi...

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by airtran737
Wed Mar 06, 2019 3:11 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Kalitta Air 747-400BCF at MCC yesterday.
Replies: 3
Views: 1058

Re: Kalitta Air 747-400BCF at MCC yesterday.

[twoid][/twoid] According to https://flightaware.com/live/flight/N708CK and https://www.flightradar24.com/data/aircraft/n708ck a Kalitta Air 747-400BCF reg. N708CK is at McClellan Airfield. Do anyone know why it's there? Thanks. Because SUU wouldn’t grant extended parking so the went to MCC and had ...

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by airtran737
Tue Mar 05, 2019 4:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Envoy Reactivating ERJ-140
Replies: 78
Views: 25513

Re: Envoy Reactivating ERJ-140

Some of them are already showing up in CLT in the next few months. It looks like they're all being routed through cities that also have LGA service.. so if they rotate the planes in that way there's no real need to open any kind of base in CLT. Taking a look at the April schedules (currently the fa...

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by airtran737
Mon Mar 04, 2019 8:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Express/Commutair incident 3/4 at Presque Isle, ME
Replies: 106
Views: 23931

Re: United Express/Commutair incident today at Presque Isle, ME

smokeybandit wrote:
N415XJ wrote:
Ouch. I guess the most obvious culprit is runway contamination.


I thought the obvious culprit was storing the front landing gear in the engine's pocket.


That’s a main gear

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by airtran737
Fri Mar 01, 2019 4:48 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Longhaul vs commuter plane airmenship in emergency?
Replies: 33
Views: 3973

Re: Longhaul vs commuter plane airmenship in emergency?

This is a question I’ve always wondered but been afraid to ask due to not wanting to offend pilots. But I’m curious who if either would have better emergency skills of either. Take a long haul wide body pilot who flys a sector a day with a highly automated plane. Verses a commuter Cessna pilot who ...

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by airtran737
Sat Feb 09, 2019 1:28 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA to Mesa: Improve
Replies: 54
Views: 8811

Re: AA to Mesa: Improve

Reading the OP link, it sounds like Mesa and AA are working together. Two aircraft used as spares. More touch time. Envoy and PSA are doing worse. Rhoo rhroo Envoy and PSA have by far and away the most difficult flight files in the AA system. They pick up all the crumbs and loose ends the other car...

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by airtran737
Thu Feb 07, 2019 7:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA to Mesa: Improve
Replies: 54
Views: 8811

Re: AA to Mesa: Improve

AA doesn’t want to give more flying to carriers like CZ, OO, YV and YX. They are losing out in revenue when they do this. The WO carriers are a better source of revenue because AAG keeps the money rather than it going to a FFD carrier. I don’t see YX leaving their current footprint which is validate...

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by airtran737
Thu Feb 07, 2019 5:06 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA to Mesa: Improve
Replies: 54
Views: 8811

Re: AA to Mesa: Improve

Ionosphere wrote:
I wonder if PSA would get the Mesa flying for AA?


I highly doubt it. MQ would pick up the slack in DFW and I’m sure OO would step in for PHX.

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by airtran737
Tue Feb 05, 2019 6:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: EU and Qatar sign open skies
Replies: 104
Views: 18008

Re: EU to grant QR unrestricted access to EU airports

Terrible news for the carriers who will be hurt by QR’s tactics. I don’t know why the EU allowed themselves to be taken hostage by QR.

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by airtran737
Fri Feb 01, 2019 1:18 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Skywest orders additional E175s
Replies: 26
Views: 5239

Re: Skywest orders additional E175s

UPlog wrote:
Great plane.

Out of curiosity, how long will Embraer continue building these aircraft with the E2 on the scene?


No regional in the US will be ordering the E2 any time soon. Mainline pilots have zero incentive to give up scope clause nor should they.

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by airtran737
Wed Jan 30, 2019 3:50 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: AA to offer Free Apple Music
Replies: 20
Views: 3129

Re: AA to offer Free Apple Music

So UA gives away free Direct TV. DL gives away free WiFi and tv, and AA lets you use a service for free that you pay for? Going for great indeed.

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by airtran737
Fri Jan 25, 2019 8:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American orders 15 more E175 regional jets
Replies: 41
Views: 8926

Re: American orders 15 more E175 regional jets

[photoid][/photoid] E175 N269NN is en route SJK-MAO-FLL-ABI for delivery. 50 x E175 on property now at Envoy. https://flightaware.com/live/flight/N269NN Why ABI...? Is that where the plane will be prepped for revenue service? ABI is one of our biggest maintenance bases and where all of the 175’s do ...

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by airtran737
Tue Jan 08, 2019 3:44 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PIA tells cabin crew to lose weight or be grounded
Replies: 35
Views: 5089

Re: PIA tells cabin crew to lose weight or be grounded

Good for them. An airline as well as other companies should be able to control their brand image.

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by airtran737
Mon Jan 07, 2019 1:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Big 3 (AA,DL,UA) Regional Airlines -2019
Replies: 102
Views: 13469

Re: Big 3 (AA,DL,UA) Regional Airlines -2019

I heard the ones from AX are going to MQ and MQ is transferring to PT. The reason they are not going direct is that MQ can do the required maintenance, at least that's what I heard elsewhere...not sure if that is fact or not. PDT is planned to have around 60 airplanes and they are nearly there. The...

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by airtran737
Sat Jan 05, 2019 9:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The Rest of Michigan Thread - 2019
Replies: 89
Views: 7957

Re: The Rest of Michigan Thread - 2019

Hearing more and more talk of AA starting GRR-LAX. That would be a spectacular route.

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by airtran737
Fri Dec 28, 2018 10:41 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: The Anglophone Privilege
Replies: 104
Views: 7252

Re: The Anglophone Privilege

I have nothing to feel guilty for. I put myself through school, I bought my home, I earned my job, and nobody helped me or kissed my ass on the way. Those who whine and bitch about white privilege are too nutless to step up and pave their own way forward.

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by airtran737
Tue Dec 18, 2018 6:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SkyWest to sell ExpressJet
Replies: 67
Views: 10307

Re: SkyWest to sell ExpressJet

Congrats to the XJT pilot group for escaping the Kool-Aide drinkers at SkyWest. This is a nice early Christmas present for them.

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by airtran737
Mon Dec 17, 2018 2:16 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Eagle's Future Discussion Thread
Replies: 510
Views: 104166

Re: American Eagle's plan for the future.

Currently, in 2019 there aren't any planned openings. If we get the Compass contract back, then we should hear something mid-year in order to start preparing (this is from our VP of Flight Ops). I honestly believe that AAG wants to put these planes with MQ because it will save them hundreds of thou...

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by airtran737
Tue Dec 11, 2018 12:50 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Eagle's Future Discussion Thread
Replies: 510
Views: 104166

Re: American Eagle's plan for the future.

When will Envoy open up another E175 base? Currently, in 2019 there aren't any planned openings. If we get the Compass contract back, then we should hear something mid-year in order to start preparing (this is from our VP of Flight Ops). I honestly believe that AAG wants to put these planes with MQ...

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by airtran737
Tue Dec 11, 2018 12:45 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA/US Airways integration status
Replies: 74
Views: 11258

Re: AA/US Airways integration status

The PHL LUS crews still can't seem to get over their old uniforms - still frequently see the old US embroidered aprons as well as the light blue US logo sweaters. There are so many different mix and match variations of the uniforms on a typical flight. Sure, new uniforms are coming eventually, but ...

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by airtran737
Mon Dec 10, 2018 12:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Eagle's Future Discussion Thread
Replies: 510
Views: 104166

Re: American Eagle's plan for the future.

When will Envoy open up another E175 base? Currently, in 2019 there aren't any planned openings. If we get the Compass contract back, then we should hear something mid-year in order to start preparing (this is from our VP of Flight Ops). I honestly believe that AAG wants to put these planes with MQ...

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by airtran737
Mon Dec 03, 2018 11:47 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Lack of Cabin Service on Piedmont/American Eagle Flight
Replies: 43
Views: 4017

Re: Lack of Cabin Service on Piedmont/American Eagle Flight

My partner flew on an American Eagle (Piedmont) flight this AM from Wilmington, NC (ILM) into Philadelphia (PHL). This was the 5:59am departure on an EMB145. The flight is scheduled for approx 1:25 duration , but the airborne time was about 1:05. There was absolutely zero attempt at any kind of cab...

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by airtran737
Sun Dec 02, 2018 8:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Airlines passenger left in wheelchair overnight at airport after flight was canceled
Replies: 116
Views: 14072

Re: American Airlines passenger left in wheelchair overnight at airport after flight was canceled

Always blame the airline. Does this woman have a phone? What was the reason for the cancellation? Did her PNR reflect that she had numerous issues that prevented her from traveling like a normal person? We probably should wait for the facts before we crucify AA.

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by airtran737
Sat Dec 01, 2018 8:26 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Flight attendant at AA not getting enough hours
Replies: 36
Views: 5736

Re: Flight attendant at AA not getting enough hours

She’s getting paid guarantee every month. It’s on her to use her days off and pick up open time or use PBS to trade her trips for something better.

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by airtran737
Thu Nov 29, 2018 9:09 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest agent mocks child’s name
Replies: 147
Views: 11190

Re: Southwest agent mocks child’s name

Trash name, trash mom, trash story. She’s going to get called a lot worse because her mother is a dirty hippie who named her something idiotic.

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by airtran737
Tue Nov 27, 2018 12:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Next Wide Body Freighter will be the A330neo?
Replies: 127
Views: 11175

Re: Next Wide Body Freighter will be the A330neo?

With so many A330 Ceos about to come on stream for retirement as pax aircraft, there will be ample supply of good and cheap frames for conversion to freighters. I doubt a new build A330FNeo will sell at all, seeing how the current version has sold poorly. current 330 has a big problem of not having...

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by airtran737
Mon Nov 05, 2018 2:41 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Eagle's Future Discussion Thread
Replies: 510
Views: 104166

Re: American Eagle's plan for the future.

I have been trying get a grasp on what the ultimate regional plan is for AA moving forward.. is the following summary at least a moderately accurate assessment of where things will be within 12-18 months? CRJ2- down to around 20 frames, all with PSA ERJ140- around 50 frames, all with Envoy ERJ145- ...

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by airtran737
Tue Oct 30, 2018 11:53 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Describe AA in 3 Words Article
Replies: 117
Views: 13176

Re: Describe AA in 3 Words Article

Raging dumpster fire
Delta is winning
Going for broke
Fake news morale

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by airtran737
Thu Oct 25, 2018 4:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA post Q3 2018 earnings
Replies: 101
Views: 14210

Re: AA post Q3 2018 earnings

Should we start a pool on when AAG files for bankruptcy again?

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by airtran737
Wed Oct 10, 2018 11:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Eagle's Future Discussion Thread
Replies: 510
Views: 104166

Re: American Eagle's plan for the future.

Envoy N622AE is now back in service from its tenure at Trans States.

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by airtran737
Sun Oct 07, 2018 3:58 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Do pilots appreciate compliments on good landings?
Replies: 45
Views: 5454

Re: Do pilots appreciate compliments on good landings?

Honestly, I don't put too much stock in what passengers have to say. I know when I greased it or when I planted it, and while it's nice to hear that I did a good job I don't need the validation. I get annoyed with those who feel that they are qualified to be armchair QB's, especially little old ladi...

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by airtran737
Thu Oct 04, 2018 3:02 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AS Subsidiary Will Perform Ground Handling for All Airlines at PAE
Replies: 74
Views: 6633

Re: AS Subsidiary Will Perform Ground Handling for All Airlines at PAE

B757capt wrote:
Yep, common place to see this type of stuff happening. Only question is will WNs union agreements allow this?


WN is contract ramp in GRR so this isn’t new territory.

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by airtran737
Thu Oct 04, 2018 3:01 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AS Subsidiary Will Perform Ground Handling for All Airlines at PAE
Replies: 74
Views: 6633

Re: AS Subsidiary Will Perform Ground Handling for All Airlines at PAE

B757capt wrote:
Yep, common place to see this type of stuff happening. Only question is will WNs union agreements allow this?


WN is contract ramp in GRR so this isn’t new territory.

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by airtran737
Sun Sep 30, 2018 3:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA New Uniforms Revealed
Replies: 80
Views: 9471

Re: AA New Uniforms Revealed

The pilots are switching to a very low quality M&H uniform. It’s pathetic compared to TwinHill. Sorry to hear that. We wear M&H at my company and it’s pretty low quality...always been jealous of the latest generation AA pilot uniform. I won’t wear this new garbage until I am forced to. AA d...

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by airtran737
Sat Sep 29, 2018 8:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA New Uniforms Revealed
Replies: 80
Views: 9471

Re: AA New Uniforms Revealed

The pilots are switching to a very low quality M&H uniform. It’s pathetic compared to TwinHill.

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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: 5609

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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